Aaby, John Oliver, d. 1938 - Achor, Harold Gene, d. 1962

Aaby, John Oliver 27 Jun 1858 - 28 Nov 1938 CCR 8 Dec 1938 p8

[Note: Son of Ausley & ? (  ) Aaby; married Betsy Stensrud]

John O. Aaby was born in Minnesota June 27, 1858 and departed this life Nov. 28, 1938, being 80 years, five months and one day of age. He was married to Betsy Stenarud, and to this union were born 11 children, three of these and his wife preceded him in death. Those who survive are: Almond Aaby of Kelso, Wash., Faye Atkins and Ollie May of New York City, Mrs. Marie Ponds and Marvin Aaby of Utah, Mrs. Josie McGill of Wisconsin and Clarence Aaby of Billings, Rural Route. In 1912 he united with the Seventh Day Adventist church and remained faithful to that faith until death. 32 years ago he was stricken with creeping paralysis but throughout his entire years of suffering his faith in Christ never failed. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. at the Wright’s Chapel, Wednesday with burial in the Wright’s Chapel under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever, Mo.

Abbott, Allie Amanda  (Peacher) 24 May 1858 - 13 Nov 1945 CCR 22 Nov 1945 p1

[Note: Daughter of  William & Amanda (Foster) Peacher; married 21 May 1874  Cicero “Mack” Abbott 14 Feb 1853 - 1 Apr 1941]

Amanda A. Peacher Abbott was born May 24, 1858, and passed away at the home of her daughter in Sparta Nov. 13, 1945, following a lingering illness. She was united in marriage on May 21, 1874, to Cicero (Mack) Abbott and to this union were born three children. Her husband and one son preceded her in death. She was converted many years ago and she remained faithful to her church throughout her life. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. J.W. Clemens of Sparta; one son, Romaldo D. Abbott of Springfield; one sister; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon in the Sparta Church of Christ by Bro. Wilkerson. Interment was made in the Sparta cemetery under the direction of Chaffin of Ozark.

Abbott, Cicero “Mack” 14 Feb 1853 - 1 Apr 1941 CCR 10 Apr 1941 p1

[Note: Son of William & Matilda (Godsey) Abbott; married 21 May 1874 Allie Amanda Peacher 24 May 1858 - 13 Nov 1945]

C. “Mack” Abbott departed this life April 1, 1941, at the age of 88 years, 1 month and 18 days. He was married to Miss Allie Peacher in 1874. To this union were born three children, one son, Harry M. Abbott, preceded him in death. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Allie Abbott of Springfield, one son, Romaldo Abbott of Sparta, and the daughter, Mrs. Della P. Clemens of Sparta, also six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted April 4, in the Church of Christ at Sparta by Bro. Watson with burial in the Sparta cemetery. The Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark was in charge of arrangements.

Abbott, Cynthia Edna 12 Oct 1913 - 23 Feb 2010 CCH-N 3 Mar 2010

[Note: Daughter of Marion Abbott & Grace (Shipman) Abbott]

Cynthia Edna Abbott, 96, passed away Feb. 23, 2010, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. She was born Oct. 12, 1913, in Sparta, the daughter of Marion Abbott and Grace Shipman Abbott Reed. She lived in the Bruner and Sparta area throughout her life and was a member of the Highlandville Church of Christ. Cynthia loved all children and enjoyed animals.  Survivors include: A brother, Charley Reed, Ozark; a sister, Irene Maggard and husband Jim, Sacramento, Calif.; several nieces and nephews, including Janice House who helped so much with Cynthia’s needs. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Ozark Nursing and Care for the loving care given to Cynthia the past 15 years. A graveside funeral was 1 p.m. Feb. 26, at Sparta Cemetery, with Chuck Eakins officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 25 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

Abbott, Frances L. “Fannie(Eichelberger) 15 Jan 1878 - 28 Aug 1961 CCR 31 Aug 1961 p1

[Note: Daughter of Charles L. & Sarah Jane "Jennie" (Sheline) Eichelberger; married 6 Jun 1900 CCM Romaldo D. "Mal" Abbott 1 Jul 1881 - 12 Sep 1962]

Services for Mrs. Fannie Abbott, 83, Sparta, who died at 12:20 p.m. Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Bill Davenport southeast of Sparta, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Sparta Christian Church with the Rev. Kenneth Breeze officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery under direction of Harris of Clever. Mrs. Abbot had been a resident of the Sparta community the past 63 years. In addition to her daughter, she is survived by her husband, Mal; another daughter, Mrs. Edith Brammeier of St. Louis, one son, Max of 2921 West State in Springfield; five grandchildren; one great grandson; one brother, Louis Eichelberger of Cleveland, Ohio; and three sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Burch of Rock Island, Ill; Mrs. Florence Estes of 1404 South Fort, Springfield and Mrs. Blanche Patrick, 1634 Nichols, Springfield.

Abbott, Grace Anna (Thomas) 19 Dec 1870 - 27 Jan 1960 CCR 11 Feb 1960 p4

[Note: Daughter of John S. & Mary E. (?) Thomas; married 7 Aug 1886 CCM William Benjamin Abbott 17 Jun 1864 - 19 Jan 1937]

Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Anna Abbott, 89, who died January 27 at her home in Sparta, were held January 31 at 1:00 p.m. in the Sparta Baptist Church with the Revs. Don Foley and Eugene Roberts officiating. Burial was in the Sparta Cemetery under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Clever. Mrs. Abbott was a member of the Sparta Baptist Church  and a lifelong resident of the Sparta  community. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Violet Nix of Independence, Mo; a granddaughter, Miss Cynthia Abbott of the home; four other grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, one in infancy and Marion Abbott in 1916 and by Mr. Abbott.


Abbott, Harry M. 26 Feb 1876 - 28 Feb 1935 CCR 7 Mar 1935 p8

[Note: Son of Cicero “Mack” & Allie Amanda (Peacher) Abbott; married Nellie I. 17 Mar 1878 - 23 Dec 1955]

Harry M. Abbott, aged 59 years and 2 days, died at the St. Johns hospital in Springfield Thursday, Feb. 28. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 2, at 10 a.m. from the Klinger Funeral Home with burial in the National cemetery southeast of Springfield. He was born and reared at Sparta. He served his country in the Spanish-American war. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cicero Abbott of Springfield, a brother, R.D. Abbott, and a sister, Mrs. Della Clemens, both of Sparta. He was uncle to Mrs. Joe Shipman of Ozark.


Abbott, Lennie Bertha (King) 7 Oct 1900 - 20 Nov 1980 OH 27 Nov 1980 p2

[Note: Daughter of William Franklin “Frank” & Cynthia Ann (Hull) King; married ?; married Raymond Abbott ]

Services for Mrs. Bertha Abbott, 80, of Springfield, sister of Mrs. Odel Jones of Chadwick, were held Monday in Springfield. Mrs. Abbott is said to have died of exposure last Thursday when she went outdoors and could not get back into her house.

Abbott, Leota Helen 7 Aug 1910 - 10 Jun 1989 NN-E 15 Jun 1989

[Note: married Max Abbott 2 Aug 1902 - 28 Sep 1986]

Leota Helen Abbott, 78, of Springfield, died at 9 p.m. June 10 at the Northside Nursing Home in Springfield. Graveside services for Mrs. Abbott were held June 13 at the Sparta Cemetery under the direction of Harris Funeral Home, Ozark. Rev. Ray Cartwright officiated at the service Mrs. Abbott was preceded in death by her husband, Max, in 1986. Surviving are six nieces, Donna Todd, Bonita Patterson, Mickey Gideon, Marquita Boyce, Shawn Davenport, and Betty Mihalko.

Abbott, Mary Anna (Abbott) Reed 24 Aug 1910 - 30 May 2000  CCH-N 7 Jun 2000

[Note: Daughter of Marion & Grace (Shipman) Abbott; Grace married Harvey Joshua Reed 2 Jan 1898 - 7 Nov 1951, and some of Mary Anna‘s records‘ use her step-father rather than her father‘s surname; 1930 census says Mary is 19 and single and Kathryn and Betty are grandchildren of Harvey and Grace; don‘t know if she married an Abbott or used her maiden name]

Mary Anna Abbott, 89, Sparta, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2000 in Ozark Nursing and Care Center, Ozark. She was born August 24, 1910 in Sparta, the daughter of Marion and Grace Shipman Abbott. Mary was a homemaker. She was a member of the Church of Christ, Highlandville. Preceding her in death were her parents; two daughters, Kathryn Stutesmun and Josephine Barnett; a sister, Esta Moore; a half sister, Treva Bloomer; and a half brother, Harley Reed. Survivors include: a sister, Cynthia Abbott, Ozark; two daughters, Betty Braden, Springfield and Wyona Shortt, Stockton, CA; two half sisters, Irene Maggard, Sacramento, CA and Jewell Anderson, Springfield; a half brother, Charley Reed, Ozark; twelve grandchildren; thirty-two great-grandchildren; and many great-great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 2, 2000 in Bruner Cemetery. Bruner, Missouri with Charles "Chuck" Eakins officiating. Visitation was from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 1, 2000 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

Abbott, Mary Isabelle (Walker) 31 Jan 1874 - 5 Sep 1949 CCR 8 Sep 1949

[Note: Daughter of David & Sarah (Shipman) Walker; married 15 Oct 1891 CCM Osro O. Abbott 12 Oct 1870 - 9 Sep 1934]

Mary Isabell Walker Abbott was born Jan. 31, 1874, and died at her home in Sparta Sept. 5, 1949, at the age of 75 years, 7 months, and 5 days. She was united in marriage to Ozro Abbott Oct. 15, 1891. To this union were born three daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Lee and Mrs. Elsie Bird of Sparta, and Mrs. Dora Race of Springfield. She had been a member of the Baptist church of Sparta since 1930. Besides the three daughters, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Francis Chronister of Sparta, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Sparta Baptist church with burial in the Sparta cemetery under direction of Chaffin Funeral Home.

Abbott, Mary Jane (Monger) 10 Jul 1849 - 11 Nov 1944 CCR 16 Nov 1944 p1

[Note: Daughter of John William & Matilda (Waller) Monger; mortuary record calls parents William & Matilda (Monger) Monger; all other records say parents are John William & Matilda (Waller) Monger; m 21 Mar 1867 CCM. William Abbott 4 Aug 1843 - 5 Jun 1922]

Mary Jane Abbott was born July 10, 1849 in Roane county, Tennessee and passed away at her home in Seligman, MO, Nov. 11, 1944. She moved to Missouri when a child. On March 20, 1867 she married William Abbott and to this union were born four children, three of whom preceded their mother in death. She was converted at the age of twenty and maintained a membership of seventy-five years with the Sparta Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, Austin of Seligman; one sister, Mrs. Alice Johnson of Sparta; eleven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Sparta Baptist Church by Rev. Albert Hanks of Selmore. Burial was in the Monger Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

Abbott, Osro Oliver 12 Oct 1870 - 9 Sep 1934 CCR 13 Sep 1934 p4

[Note: Son of George W. & Louise (Felton) Abbott; married 15 Oct 1891 Mary Isabelle Walker 31 Jan 1874 - 5 Sep 1949; called Ezra Osro Abbott in Rathbun Mortuary Records]

Osro Oliver Abbott was born, Oct. 12, 1870, and died Sept. 9, 1934, aged 63 years, 10 months and 28 days. He was converted several years ago and exercised new faith in his Savior a few months before his death. He was born and reared in this community, was well and favorably known by many here and elsewhere. He had been employed by the Alton Railway Company for many years and until a few months ago when illness kept him from active work. He is survived by the widow, Mary Abbott, and three daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Lee, Mrs. Dora Race and Mrs. Elsie Bird and four grandchildren, one brother, William Abbott, and five sisters, Mrs. Orlena Hyde, and Mrs. W.A. Johnson of Sparta, Mrs. J.T. Bennett and [INCOMPLETE]

Abbott, Romaldo D. “Mal” 1 Jul 1881 - 12 Sep 1962  CCR 13 Sep 1962 p1

[Note: Son of  Cicero & Allie Amanda (Peacher) Abbott; married  6 Jun 1900 CCM Francis L. "Fannie" Eichelberger 15 Jan 1878 - 28 Aug 1961]

R. D. “Mal” Abbott, 81. of Sparta, died at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday at Springfield Baptist Hospital . He was a retired employee of the Frisco Railroad. Survivors are a son, Max of Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Romalda Davenport of Sparta and Mrs. Edith Brammier of St. Louis; a sister, Mrs. Delia Clemens of Sparta; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Harris Funeral Home of Ozark will announce arrangements.

Abbott, Susie A. (Hampton) Buckner 3 Jan 1874 - 10 Feb 1937 CCR 18 Feb 1937 p2

[Note: Daughter of Rev. Tilman H. & Rebecca L. (Cobb) Hampton; married 1904 M. W. Buckner ? - 1907; married 24 Aug 1923 John F. Abbot]

Susie A. Abbott was born in North Carolina on Jan. 3, 1874, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Burlison, near Brookline on Feb. 10, 1937, aged 63 years, one month and seven days. She was married to M.W. Buckner in 1904. To this union two children were born, Mrs. Beatrice Burlison, at whose home the mother passed away, and Howard Buckner of Springfield. The husband preceded her in death in September 1907. After 11 years of widowhood, she was again united in marriage to John F. Abbot on Aug. 24, 1923. The survivors are the husband, the daughter and son, seven grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Emma Turner and Mrs. Sarah Rhodes of Logan, four brothers, Rev. Wm. Hampton of Marietta, Ga., Joseph of Springfield, Marshall of Clever, and Turley of Montrose, Colo. Funeral services were held at 11 o’clock at the home and at 2 o’clock at the Clever M.E. church on Friday, Feb. 13, with Rev. Young officiating with burial in the Wise Hill cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

Abbott, Valera E. (Combs) 1 Feb 1905 - 15 Apr 2004 SN-L Apr 2004

[Note: Daughter of George & Lida (  ) Combs]

Valera E. Abbott, 99, Springfield, died at 1:15 a.m. Thursday, April 15, 2004, in Ozark Riverview Manor in Ozark. The daughter of George and Lida Combs, she was born in Taylor County, Iowa, on Feb. 1, 1905. She was a homemaker and member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Lolita and Carl Albers, Springfield; two sisters, Orlene Marshall, Blue Springs, Mo., and Mildred Benard, Hayward, Calif.; grandchildren Tracy Ansley and husband John, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Nathaniel Albers and wife Rebecca Wells-Albers, Columbia, Mo. Following cremation, a memorial service will be held in Clarinda, Iowa on Saturday. Burial will be in New Market, Iowa, at a later date. Greenlawn Funeral Home South is in charge.

Abbott, William Benjamin 17 Jun 1864 - 19 Jan 1937 CCR 21 Jan 1937 p1

[Note: Son of George W. & Louise (Felton) Abbott; married 8 Aug 1885 CCM Grace Anna Thomas 19 Dec 1870 - 27 Jan 1960]

William B. Abbott was born June 17, 1864, and departed this life on Jan. 18, 1937, at the age of 72 years, seven months and one day. He was united in marriage to Anna Thomas on Aug. 8, 1885. To this union were born three children, Marion, and F.R. who have preceded him in death and Violet Nix, who survives. He united with the Baptist church several years ago. Besides the widow and one daughter, he leaves to mourn his departure, four sisters Mrs. Balem Burgess and Mrs. Will Johnson of Sparta, Mrs. R.A. Walker of Joplin and Mrs. Tom Bennett of Huntington Park, Calif., five grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. in the Sparta Baptist church with Rev. Worth Caughron officiating, with burial in the Sparta cemetery under the direction of the Sparta Undertaking Co., Rathbun & Chaffin.

Abel, William H. 1871 -  23 Dec 1898 CCR 5 Jan 1899 p1

[Note: Son of William S. & ? ( ) Abel; no legible tombstone in Mount Carmel Cemetery]

Sudden Death - Spokane, Mo., Dec. 26, 1898

A very sad event took place in this village on Dec. 23, in the death of Mr. William H. Abel of Iola, Kansas. Mr. Able was on his way to visit his parents’ home at Day P.O., Taney county. He remained several days at Springfield, trying to get a chance to ride with some team going south to where he was going. He finally got a change to ride with a party of movers, but was compelled to sleep one night on the damp ground and be exposed to the bad, damp air, etc. He had been very sick for some time with typhoid fever, and was very weak and hardly able to get along on foot. He arrived at this village about mid-day on Thursday, Dec. 22nd nearly exhausted and worn out and asked permission of John Ard, who keeps a wagon yard and camp house at this place, to lie down and rest, stating that he was weary and unwell. Mr. Ard asked him to his house, prepared food for him and gave him a good resting place, doing everything possible to make him comfortable. He kept getting worse, and being confined to his bed and no appetite to eat anything. He talked very little, merely expressing a strong desire to see his father and the rest at home near Day, Taney county, only some eight miles away. He seemed to be very thankful and appreciated the kindness and hospitality shown him by Mr. Ard and family. He finally became so bad that Dr. Melton was sent for. The Doctor did everything in his power to ease, revive and help him, for all was in vain. About the last thing he did was to get the doctor to write a letter to his father, telling him what to write but after that his mind and reason began to fall, and on Friday, about 11 o’clock at night, he died with a smile. He managed to get so near home and friends, but could not get  any nearer. As he and his folks seemed to be strangers here, it was difficult to ascertain and locate his father or friends. But word was finally received by his folks who arrived Saturday, Dec. 24, and the remains were taken and laid to rest in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery on Christmas Day. The deceased was only 28 years and six months old; was born in Decatur, Ill. and went with his folks to Lincoln county, Kans, near the town of Iola. He and his folks, with the exception of his mother, who died in Kansas, moved to Taney county, Mo. some 10 years ago, he returning to Kansas to look after his father’s interests and business there. He remained at Iola and had not seem his father for over eight years. His father did not know him on account of his long absence and the many changes made by the sickness. He was quite an industrious and hard working young man, He leaves his father, brother and sister to mourn his loss. His father, William S. Abel, who lives near Day, is getting quite well up in years and is quiet feeble. He is a nice gentleman and desires to thank Mr. John Ard and Dr. Melton for the care, kindness and hospitality shown his son. I’ve anchored my soul in the haven of rest, I’ll sail the dark seas no more The tempest may blow o’er the wild stormy deep With Jesus I’ll rest evermore.” Though I pass through the valley and shadow of death; I will fear no evil for they rod and they staff shall comfort me. Written by permission, C. B. We learn from Mr. Ard that Mr. Abel’s death was directly caused by an accident received in a fire at the shelter in Iola, Kan, where he had been at work, and not by typhoid fever as reported. The physician, Dr. Melton who attended him is also of the opinion that his death was the result of the accident. - Editor.

Aber, Ira R. 1889 - 16 Apr 1960 CCR 21 Apr 1960 p5

[Note: Son of Henry F. & Martha A. (  ) Aber; married 18 Oct 1916 CCM Dorothy Jane Robertson 7 May 1894 - Apr 1974]

Funeral services for Ira R. Aber, 70, a retired druggist of Mound Valley, Kan. who died at his home there Saturday morning, were held Tuesday afternoon in the Mound Valley Christian Church. Mrs. Aber is the former Dorothy Robertson, daughter of the late T. L. Robertson of Ozark. Other survivors include a daughter and two grandsons.

Abercrombie, Russell Tillman "Ted", Jr. 19 Sep 1921 - 9 July 2004 CCH-N 21 Jul 2004

[Note: Son of  Russell T. & Elizabeth Evangeline (Woodworth) Abercrombie, Sr.; married 16 Jul 1950 Georgia Lee Vaughn]

Russell Tillman "Ted" Abercrombie, Jr., 82, Nixa, died Friday, July 9, 2004 in his home. He was born September 19, 1921 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the son of Russell T. Abercrombie, Sr., and Elizabeth Evangeline Woodworth Abercrombie. He served his country in the Army Air Corps during World War II as a B29 pilot. On July 16, 1950 he and Georgia Lee Vaughn were united in marriage. Mr. Abercrombie owned and operated Abercrombie's Hardware and Implement Stores in and around El Reno, Oklahoma. He was a city father in El Reno, and belonged to the Lion's Club in El Reno and in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. After moving to this area Mr. Abercrombie worked as a sales representative for several companies. He was also a member of American Legion Post #676, the Veterans Memorial Team, and arranged flags for occasions at the Springfield National Cemetery. Survivors include: His wife, Georgia; five children, Doris Kay Titmas, Mary Eleanor Bray, Patricia Dian Sandstrom and her husband Robert, Russell Tillman Abercrombie III, and Hugh Gilbert Abercrombie and his wife Brenda; twelve grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. His parents and a sister, Ruth Scheirman preceded him in death. Funeral services were 1:00 pm. Monday, July 12, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Dr. Gary Gray officiating. Burial followed in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, with military honors provided by Veterans Memorial Team. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

Aberley, Charles 2 Jul 1862 - 26 Nov 1937 CCR 2 Dec 1937 p7

[Note: Son of Lucas & Sarah (Howe) Aberley; tombstone says b 2 Jul 1861; MO DC says b Aug 1862]

Charles Aberlee was born on July 2, 1862, and died Nov.26, 1937, aged 75 yeas, four months and 24 days. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Mack of Oldfield and Mrs. Mary John of Pittsburg, Kans. He made his home with his sister, Mrs. Mack. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Nov. 28, at 2 p.m. by Rev. Ross Anderson in the home, with burial in the Sparta cemetery under the direction of the Sparta Undertaking Co., Rathbun & Chaffin.

Abney, Albert 13 Jan 1940 - 22 May 2009 SN-L 25 May 2009

[Note: Son of Grover & Ressie (Ridge) Abney; married 1959 Sharon Broeker]

Albert Abney, son of Grover and Ressie (Ridge) Abney, was born January 13, 1940, in West Plains, Mo., and went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 22, 2009, in his home in Billings, Mo., at the age of 69. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Marvin Richard; his sister, Maxine (Abney) White; and five brothers, Grover, Dean, Richard, Ernest and Kenneth. Albert leaves behind his bride of 50 years, Sharon (Broeker) Abney; four children, Tammy Cooper, Rufus Abney and wife, Angela, Teresa Terry and husband, Howard, and Rodney Abney and wife, Melissa (Muffin); nine grandchildren; one great-grandson; two sisters, Vickie Gibbs and husband, JR, and Debbie Hodges and husband, Steve; three brothers, Troy and wife, Doris, Clifford and wife, Ruth, and Danny and wife, Debbie; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. Albert spent his life in a variety of many careers. His best attribute was his gift of never knowing a stranger and his willingness to always help someone in need, and his joy, pride and love for his family. He will be greatly missed by all of those who have known him. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 26, from 6 to 8 p.m., with services on Wednesday, at 10 a.m., in Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home at White Chapel, 5234 W. State Highway EE (Division). Interment will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to Oxford Health Care, 3660 S. National Ave., Springfield, MO 65807. Online condolences may be made at www.klingnerfuneralhome.com.

Abney, Allie (Tennis) 23 Jul 1895 - 25 Jan 1990 NN-E 1 Feb 1990

[Note: Daughter of Addison M. & Sarah E. (Wheeler) Tennis; married 29 Aug 1917 CCM Charley B. Abney 25 Jul 1897 - 15 Dec 1961 - marriage record mistakenly list maiden name as Allie Dennis]

Allie Abney, 94, of Ozark, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 1990, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. Born July 23, 1895, in Christian County to A.M. and Sarah Tennis, she married Charlie Abney on Aug. 29, 1917. She was a lifelong resident of Christian County and was one of the oldest living members of Selmore Baptist Church. She was the widow of Charlie Abney, who died Dec. 15, 1961. She is survived by a niece, Doris Lawing, and several other nieces, nephews, grand- and great-grandnieces and nephews. Services were held Sunday, Jan. 28, at Selmore Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Daniels and Steve Wilkins officiating. Burial followed at the Selmore Cemetery under the direction of Harris Colonial Chapel.

Abney, Arthur John 13 Jun 1920 - 13 Aug 1967  CCR 17 Aug 1967 p1

[Note: Son of John W. & Eliza (Ross) Abney]

Arthur John Abney, 47 of Hood River, Ore. was found dead in his automobile in Hood River about 8 a.m. Sunday. Information received by Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, indicated a medical examiner listed cause of death as carbon monoxide poisoning. According to a Hood River funeral home, the medical examiner said Mr. Abney had been dead since around midnight Sunday. The death was accidental according to information given the funeral home. Born and reared in Sparta, Mr. Abney was a veteran of World War II, serving in Italy. He was an oil field employee and had lived in Hood River about 20 years. Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Ruth Press and Mrs. Lola Sowards, both of Ozark, Mrs. Cella Truitt, Marshfield and Mrs. Mildred Bilyeu, state of Oklahoma.

Abney, Charles B. 25 Jul 1897 - 15 Dec 1961 CCR 21 Dec 1961 p1

[Note: Son of  James Edward & Mary Francis (Kelley) Abney; married 29 Aug 1917 Allie Tennis 23 Jul 1895 - 25 Jan 1990; - marriage record mistakenly list her maiden name as Allie Dennis]

Funeral services for Charley B. Abney, 65, who died Friday at his home in Ozark, were at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Selmore Baptist Church with the Revs. Raymond Lloyd and Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery under direction of Chaffin of Ozark. Mr. Abney, a lifelong resident of the Ozark community and a retired farmer, is survived by his wife, Allie; a brother, James of the state of California and a sister, Mrs. Rebecca Montgomery of the state of Washington.


Abney, Eliza (Ross) 3 Jan 1890 - 9 Mar 1926 CCR 14 May 1926 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Rueben Wilbur & Emiline “Emily“ (Horton) Ross; married  26 Sep 1914 John W. Abney 3 Jun 1882 - 20 Jul 1956]

Miss Eliza Ross was born near Linden, Mo. January 3rd, 1890. She was united in marriage to John Abney, September 26, 1914. To this union were born five children. She departed this life May 9, 1926, age 36 years, 4 months and 6 days. Those who survive her are her husband, John Abner, and five children, her mother, Mrs. Jake Morrisett, of Sparta, one sister and two half sisters, three brothers and one half brother. She was converted and united with the Tillman church wile young. She always manifested a kind disposition toward all,


Abney, James Edward 31 Aug 1854 - 16 Dec 1944 CCR 14 Dec 1944 p1

[Note: Son of James M. & ? (Richardson) Abney; married 18 Jul 1881 Mary Francis Kelley 22 Apr 1861 - 23 Jul 1932]

James E. Abney, 90, died Wednesday afternoon in a nursing home in Springfield. Mr. Abney was born in Macon, Co., MO, and moved to Stone county as a young man, then to the Linden community in Christian County where he farmed for 47 years. Due to failing health he sold his farm four years ago and moved to Springfield. He was married to Miss Mary Kelly and to this union were born nine children. His wife and four children preceded him in death. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Elmer Montgomery, Auburn, WA, and Mrs. Billie Porter, Rogersville; three sons, Jimmie of Modesto, CA, John and Charley of Ozark; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark, conducted by Rev. Reg. Mapes, with burial in McCracken Cemetery under direction of Chaffin.


Abney, Laura Agnes (Jens) 20 Nov 1913 - 8 Aug 2000  CCH-N 16 Aug 2000

[Note: Daughter of Peter & Margaritte (Mueller) Jens; married Thomas Cleophus Abney, Sr. 15 Aug 1909 - 9 Jun 1999]

Laura Agnes Abney, 86, Ozark, formerly of Lockwood, departed this life at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 8, 2000 at Ozark Nursing and Care Center in Ozark, Mo. Laura was born November 20, 1913 in Rock County, Minnesota, the daughter of Peter and Margaritte Mueller Jens. Laura was a believer in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. Laura is survived by one son, Thomas C. Abney Jr., of Ozark, Mo. and his wife Vergie. Three grandchildren, Debra Secrest of Springfield, Mo., Joseph B. Jr. and Laura Marie Rodriguez of Kansas City, Mo. and three great-grandchildren, Kristen Secrest of Springfield, Mo., Tanner Christman and Kayla Rodriguez of Kansas City, Mo.; a sister Addie Harper of Denver, Co. Laura is preceded in death by a daughter, Lynda Sue Rae, 5 brothers and 5 sisters and past husband Thomas C. Abney Sr. Services were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 12, 2000 at the Lockwood Funeral Chapel, Lockwood, Mo. with Pastor Dale Bond officiating. Burial followed in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to Gideons International.


Abney, Mabel L. 9 Jan 1916 - 2 Jun 1991  NN-E 13 Jun 1991

[Note; married Thomas Cleophus Abney, Sr. 15 Aug 1909 - 19 Jun 1999]

Mabel L. Abney, 75, Independence, formerly of Ozark, died Sunday, June 2, 1991, at the Independence, Mo., Regional Health Center. She was born in Alum Creek, W. Va., and moved to Missouri in 1951. She lived in Ozark with her husband, Thomas C. Abney Sr., from 1988 to 1990. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Survivors include her husband, Thomas C. Abney Sr., of the home; a son, Thomas C. Abney Jr.; Ozark, a daughter, Linda Rea, Joplin; and three grandchildren. Services were Tuesday, June 4, in Newcomer's Floral Hills Chapel. Burial was in Floral Hill Cemetery.


Abney, Mary Francis (Kelley) 22 Apr 1861 - 23 Jul 1932 CCR 21 Jul 1932 p1

[Note: Daughter of John & Lucinda (Bearden) Kelley; married 18 Sep 1881 James Edward Abney 31 Aug 1854 - 16 Dec 1944; mother of John W. Abney 3 Jun 1882 - 20 Jul 1956; Amanda Jane (Abney) Porter 20 Feb 1884 - 28 Sep 1958; James M. Abney Feb 1888 - ; Edna C. (Abney) Keller 25 Dec 1891 - 6 Jul 1935; Rebecah L. (Abney) Montgomery Aug 1893 - ?; Charley B. Abney 25 Jul 1897 - 15 Dec 1961; Otto Abney 13 Jan 1900 - 28 Jan 1900; Rosco Abney 13 Jan 1900 - 25 Oct 1903 ; and Rosa Abney 13 Nov 1903 - 13 Nov 1903]

Funeral services for Mary Francis Abney, who departed this life July 23, were held at the McCracken cemetery Sunday afternoon, July 24, at 4:30 with Rev. H.H. Martin officiating. She was born Mary Francis Kelly on April 22, 1861 and was united in marriage to James E. Abney on Sept. 18, 1881. To this union 9 children were born. She is survived by the husband, six children, 20 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren and one brother. Burial was made under the direction of the Otto Rathbun Undertaking Co. of Sparta.


Abney, Thomas Cleophas, Sr. 16 Aug 1909 - 19 Jun 1999  CCH-N 30 Jun 1999

[Note: Son of Bert & Mellie (Lee) Abney; married Laura Agnes Jens 20 Nov 1913 - 8 Aug 2000; married Mabel L. 9 Jan 1916 - 2 Jun 1991]

Thomas Cleophas Abney, Sr., age 89 of Ozark, died Saturday, June 19, 1999 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. Thomas was born August 16, 1909, in a log cabin near Hattie Post office in Texas County, Missouri, the son of Bert and Mellie Lee Abney. He was a believer in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He retired from General Motors after 23 1/2 years. He is survived by one son, Thomas C. Abney, and his wife, Vergie, of Ozark, three grandchildren, Debra Secrest of Springfield, Joe, Jr., and Laura Marie Rodriquez of Kansas City; three great-grandchildren, Kristin Secrest of Springfield, Tanner Chrisman and Kayla Rodriquez of Kansas City; one brother, Bill Abney of Willow Springs; and two sisters, Dollie Murdy, Houston, and Louise Murdy of Pensacola, Florida; and his first wife, Laura A. Abney of Ozark. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel L. Abney, a daughter, Lynda Sue Rea, and five brothers. Graveside services were 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Missouri.


Abney, Tressie Mae (Maggard) Fraker 18 Apr 1931 - 12 Dec 2002  CCH-N 18 Dec 2002

[Note: Daughter of William "Bill" & Gertrude (Manes) Maggard; married  ? Fraker; married 15 Feb 1980 Kenneth S. Abney; buried under name Fraker]

Tressie Mae Abney, daughter of William "Bill" Maggard and Gertrude Manes Maggard, was born April 18, 1931, in Bruner, and died at 10:35 a.m., Dec. 12, 2002, in her home in Marshfield at the age of 71 years, seven months and 24 days. Tressie was united in marriage to Kenneth S. Abney on Feb. 15, 1980, in Miami, Okla. She was also an 18-year employee of French's. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Dillard Maggard; a half-brother, Delbert Hall; and a grandson, Harley Lee Ladd. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth; three daughters, Wanda Davis and husband Paul, Mammoth Spring, Ark., Kathy Petri, Olney Springs, Colo., and Misty Abney, Marshfield; a son, Kenny Abney, Kansas City, Kan.; a stepbrother, Jimmie Johnson; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several other relatives and friends. Services were Dec. 14, in Fraker Funeral Home, Marshfield, with the Revs. James Crawford and Hubert Swearengin officiating. Burial was in the Pembina Cemetery, Rogersville.


Abrahamsen, Charlene Ruth (Sundin) 3 Jan 1942 - 20 Jun 2009 SN- 22 Jun 2009 & SN-L 23 Jun 2009

[Note: married 15 Jun 1963 Arne Abrahamsen]

Charlene Ruth Abrahamsen, 67, of Ozark, Mo., passed away on June 20, 2009 in Springfield, Mo. She was born on January 3, 1942 in Chicago Ill and graduated from Schurz High School and Trinity College. Charlene married Arne Abrahamsen on June 15, 1963 in Chicago, Ill. She worked as a coordinator, they retired after 42 years of Ministry and attended the Branson Bible Church. She was preceded in death by Carl William and Ruth Lucille. She is survived by her husband, Arne; children, Kyle and Yvonne Abrahamsen, Kevin (Arne Jr.) Abrahamsen; 2 brothers and their wives, Bill and Charlotte Sundin, and Dave and Sandy Sundin; two grandchildren, Evan and Keegan Abrahamsen; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service will be held Friday, June 26, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Calvary Community Church, Williams Bay, Wisc. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2009 at Calvary Community Church, Williams Bay, Wisc. Memorial donations may be made to Camp Awana Honors Camp, 652 State Road 73, Edgerton, WI 53534.


Acheson, Angie A. (Newton) 1900 -  27 Sep 1963   CCR 10 Oct 1963

[Note: Daughter of John H. & Mary Ethel (McDaniel) Newton; married 27 Nov 1918 Ralph Acheson 4 Dec 1898 - Nov 1966]

Mrs. Angie A. Acheson, 63, died Sept 27, in Burge-Protestant Hospital, Springfield. She was a native of the Oldfield community in Christian County, and resided there until moving to Springfield in 1923. She was a member of the Walnut Street Christian Church in Springfield. She is survived by her husband, Ralph Acheson, of the home at 1512 N. Missouri, Springfield; one son, R. J. Acheson, of Morton, Ill; one daughter, Mrs. Joann Aton, Route 8 Springfield: six grandchildren, her father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. John Newton of Ozark; two brothers, Roy Newton of Sparta and Arthur Newton of Scottsdale, Ariz.; three stepbrothers, Bill Applegate of Selah, Wash., Lawrence Applegate of Ava, and Dain Applegate of Tulsa, Okla.; seven stepsisters, Mrs. Mavie Jenkins of Claremore, Okla., Mrs. Mildred Foreman of Copan, Okla., Miss Rachel Applegate of the Island of Guam, Mrs. Viola Collins of Tulsa, Mrs. Eva Wolfe and Mrs. Allene Smith of Ozark, and Mrs. Ann O'Bryan of Kansas City, Mo. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. E. M. Wheatley on Sept. 30, at 3 p.m. in the Ralph Thieme Chapel in Springfield, with the Harris Funeral Home of Ozark directing funeral arrangements.


Achor, Cecil Grace (Jussel) 23 Jun 1917 - 23 Dec 1988 OH 29 Dec 1988

[Note: Daughter of Michael & Mary (Bussard) Jussel; married 9 Feb 1932 Walter P. Achor 17 Jul 1910 - 20 Apr 1980]

Cecil Grace Achor, 71, of Downey, California, died at 3 a.m. Dec. 19 at Downey Community Hospital. Services for Mrs. Achor were held Dec. 23 in the Adams Funeral Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Frank Bostic officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery. Born June 23, 1917 in McCook, Nebraska to Michael and Mary Jussel, Mrs. Achor was a home maker. She was married Feb. 9, 1932 to Walter P. Achor, who preceded her in death in 1980. She was also preceded in death by her parents; by a brother, Clayton; by three sisters, Ida, Helen, and May; and by an infant daughter, Vera Bernice. Surviving are a brother, Lawrence Jussel, Springfield; two sisters, Vera Luce, Branson, and Leila Ruppert, McCook, Nebraska; and several nieces and nephews.


Achor, Cora Augusta (Getman) 11 Apr 1891 - 11 Apr 1962 CCR 19 Apr 1962 p1

[Note: Daughter of Peter & Emily (Jenkins) Getman; married William H. Achor 25 Dec 1884 - 11 Jul 1961; born Walnut Shade, MO]

Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Achor, 71, Bellflower, Calif. who died Wednesday at her home, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First Central Church of Highlandville with the Rev. James Ellingsworth officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery under direction of Chaffin of Ozark. Mrs. Anchor was a member of the Pentecostal Church. She is survived by four sons, Walter, state of California, Rolland, state of Nebraska,  Lawrence and Ray, both of Highlandville; four daughters, Mrs. Emily Justice, Branson, Mrs. Lucy Bostic, state of California, Mrs. Rosa Hopkins, Highlandville and Mrs. Leonard Gideon, Forsyth; two brothers, Levy Getman, state of Kansas and Charles, Nevada; and 31 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Achor, Harold Gene 15 Mar 1962 - 4 May 1962  CCR 10 May 1962 p4

[Note: Son of Ray W. & Glenda Faye (James) Achor]

Funeral services for Harold Gene Achor, 7-weeks-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Achor of Highlandville, who died Friday night, May 4 in a Branson hospital, were held at 2 p.m. Monday in First Central Church  near Highlandville with burial in Highlandville Cemetery under direction of Chaffin & Son of Ozark. Survivors in addition to the parents include a brother. Ray Dale and a sister, Karen Sue, both of the home; and the step grandfather, Herman Getman of Montana, Kan.

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