Boss, Roger Lee, d. 2010 - Bowers, Gloria Marie, d. 2002

Boss, Roger Lee 14 Jan 1945 - 18 Feb 2010 SN-L 20 Feb 2010

[Note: Son of Bernard & Ruth (  ) Boss; married 11 Jan 1974 Carolyn Slager]

Roger Lee Boss, went to be with his Lord and Savior on February 18, 2010, following a brief battle with cancer. He was born January 14, 1945 in Chicago, Ill., the son of Bernard and Ruth Boss. Roger was united in marriage to Carolyn Slager on January 11, 1974, and to this union was born four children, Michelle Ruth, Roger James, Christine Joy, and Susan Marie. Roger spent most of his working career in management, but his greatest joy was found with his last job as a Chaplain with St. Johns Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Susan in August of 2008. Roger is survived by the love of his life of 36 years Carolyn; children, Michelle Boss of Springfield, Mo., Roger and his wife, Hsiang-Ting Chen of Palatine, Ill., and Christine Boss of Nixa, Mo.; two grandchildren, Emma Boss, Quintin Webb and one on the way Faith Harmony Boss; his sister, Carol VanKuiken of Tinley Park, Ill. Visitation will be held today from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Walnut Lawn Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in McConnell-Bledsoe Cemetery, Nixa, Mo. Online condolences may be left at In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions may be given to Roger Boss Memorial Fund C/O Walnut Lawn Funeral Home 2001 W. Walnut Lawn St. Springfield, MO 65807.


Bostic, Annie 10 Jul 1892 - 14 Apr 1905 CCR 26 Apr 1906 p1

[Note: Daughter of Charles K. & Arminda (Wells) Bostic]

Pembina, Mo. Again the sad messenger has taken one of our sweetest flowers. Died at her home on the 14th. Annie Bostic, aged 13 years and 7 months. She was the daughter of C. K. and Minta Bostic. She leaves two brothers, three sisters, a father and mother to mourn her loss. Little Annie’s death was sudden, only living a few hours after she was taken sick. She was a sweet little girl, loved by all who knew her. She was in Sunday School on Sunday before she died. Little did we all think it would be the last time we would be with her. She was laid to rest in the cemetery at Pembina on Easter Sunday, and her little comrades decked her grave with wild flowers. We were reminded of the resurrection where we could meet her again. Dear one, rest in peace, and by the grace of God, we will meet you in the sweet bye and bye.  A Friend.


Bostic, Arminta (Wells) 28 Jul 1861 - 20 Jun 1950 CCR 22 Jun 1950

[Note: Daughter of  Solomon & Elizabeth (Huff) Wells; married 1882 Charles K. Bostic 9 Feb 1862 - 23 Oct 1947; Arminda in mortuary record & tombstone]

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon for Mrs. Arminta Bostic of Smyrna who died Monday in Springfield following a lingering illness. Mrs. Bostic was born in Wise County, Virginia, July 28, 1861, and was 88 years old at the time of her death. She married Charles K. Bostic in Claron, Virginia, in 1882. To this union was born seven children, two sons and five daughters. One son and two daughters preceded her in death. Her husband died October 23, 1947. Survivors are one son, John Bostic of Ozark, three daughters, Mrs. Elmer Woods of R. 2 Rogersville, Mrs. Vernon Finkbiner of Springfield, and Mrs. C.L. Kent of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one sister, Mrs. Amanda Rasmussen of Mineral Wells, Texas; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was an active member in the Missonary Baptist Church, being a member of the Smyrna Church at the time of her death. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Lynn Swadley in the Chaffin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Pembina Cemetery.


Bostic, Charles K. 9 Feb 1862 - 23 Oct 1947 CCR 30 Oct 1947 p1

[Note: Son of John & Mary Ann (Lawson) Bostic; married Arminda Wells 28 Jul 1861 - 19 Jun 1950]

Charles K. Bostic was born Feb. 9, 1862, at Fairview, Virginia, and departed this life Oct. 23, 1947, at his home northeast of Ozark, at the age of 85 years, 8 months and 14 days. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Arminda Bostic, one son, John Bostic of Ozark, three daughters, Mrs. Elmer Woods and Mrs. Vernon Finkbinder of Rogersville, Mrs. Claude L. Kent of Oklahoma City; two brothers, H.B. Bostic of Portland, Ore., and J.W. Bostic of Weiser, Idaho, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mr. Bostic had been a member of the Smyrna Baptist church more than 30 years ago. Funeral services were held October 23 at the Chaffin Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. L.V. Swadley of Springfield with burial in the Pembina cemetery under direction of Chaffin.


Bostic, Cynthia Ellen “Cyntha“ (Brookshire) 15 Apr 1873 - 16 May 1957  CCR 23 May 1957 p5

[Note: Daughter of John Fowler & Nancy Ellen (Cole) Brookshire; married 18 Dec 1888 William Clem Bostic 10 Jul 1865 - 11 Jan 1943; Cyntha on tombstone]

Funeral services for Cynthia Brookshire Bostic were conducted Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. in the Chestnut Ridge Church by Rev. Swadley with burial in the Schupbach Cemetery under direction of Chaffin Funeral Home. She was born April 15, 1873 and died May 16 at the age of 84 years, one month and one day. She was married to William Clem Bostic December 18, 1888. To this union, three children were born. One daughter preceded her in death. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Emily Holmes of Spokane, one son, Tom Bostic of Vacaville, Calif; 16 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.


Bostic, Ezra Thomas “Tom”13 Mar 1908 - 19 Apr 1977  OH 28 Apr 1977 p12

[Note: Son of  William Clem & Cynthia Ellen “Cyntha“ (Brookshire) Bostic; married 16 Aug 1930 CCM Jewel Cupp 29 Jul 1914 - 8 Jan 1937; married 25 Mar 1938 CCM Lucy Achor]

OZARK - Services for Ezra Tom Bostic, 69, Niland, Calif. formerly of Christian County were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Adams Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. Hosea Bilyeu, Jr. officiating. Burial was in Eisenhour Cemetery. Mr. Bostic died at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Pioneer Hospital, Brawley, Calif.. after a long illness. Mr. Bostic was a longtime Christian County resident and moved to California in the late forties. He was a member of Chestnutridge Baptist Church south of here. Surviving are nine sons, Elmer Eugene of Downing, Calif., Johnny Earl, Paramount, Calif.., Johnny Earl, Paramount, Calif., Frank Andrew, William “Bill” and Tommy Junior, all of Ozark, Jerry Lloyd of Detroit, Ezra Lee of the state of Michigan, Roger Allen of Branson and Charles Ray of Spokane. Also surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. Billie June Wood and Mrs. Linda Ellen Cordell, both of Ozark, Mrs. Jewel Marie Bryant and Mrs. Bessie L. Sellers, both of Phoenix, Mrs. Jo Ann Singleterry, Tulsa and Misses Sally Ann Bostic an Cora Lynn Bostic, both of the state of California; 52 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.


Bostic, Ezra Thomas “Tom”13 Mar 1908 - 19 Apr 1977  OH 5 May 1977 p14

We would like to personally thank our neighbors and friends for the prayers, food, flowers, phone calls and acts of kindness shown us during the loss of our loved one. Elmer Bostic, Earl Bostic, Frank Bostic, Bill Bostic, Tom Bostic, Jerry Bostic, Ezra Bostic, Roger Bostic, Charles Bostic, Billie Wood, Linda Cordell, Jewell Bryant, LeeAnna Sellars, Joan Singleterry, Sally Bostic and Cora Bostic. A special thanks to the First Christian Church, Adams Funeral Home, Hosea Bilyeu, Sr. and Mr. and Mr.s Hosea Bilyeu, Jr.


Bostic, Florita Dean "Rita" (Wade) 24 Nov 1963 - 16 Aug 2004   CCH-N 25 Aug 2004

[Note: Daughter of John & Shirley (Dilley) Wade; married William Franklin Bostic]

Florita Dean "Rita" Bostic, 40, Ozark, died in her home Monday, Aug. 16, 2004. She was born on November 24, 1963 and graduated from Sparta High School. Rita had worked for Hagale's Garment Factory, Fasco Industries, and Accurate Plastics. Survivors include: Two daughters, Vanessa and Amanda Bostic, Ozark; her mother, Shirley Wade, Ozark; a grandmother, Myrtle Dilley, Springfield; and two aunts, Joyce Bostic and Helen Liles, both of Ozark. She was preceded in death by her son, Timothy, and her father, John Wade. Cremation was under direction of Adams Funeral Home. A private service is planned.

©Ozarks Newsstand 2004


Bostic. John W. 26 Feb 1888 - Mar 1978 OH 6 Apr 1978 p8

[Note: Son of  Charles K. & Arminda (Wells) Bostic; married Lola E.  10 Feb 1890 - Jul 1981]

OZARK - John W. Bostic, 90, Ozark, died at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Chastain Nursing Home, Buffalo. Mr. Bostic, a retired automobile salesman, was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge No. 352. He is survived by his wife, Lola E. and two sisters, Mrs. Elmer Wood and Mrs. Maggie Finkbiner, both of Rogersville. Services were at 2 p.m. Friday in Harris Chapel, Ozark with the Revs. Bill Evans and Roy Atkinson officiating. Burial was in Smith Cemetery, west of Rogersville. Masonic rites were performed by the Friend Lodge No. 352.


Bostic. John W. 26 Feb 1888 - Mar 1978 OH 6 Apr 1978 p12

The family of John Bostic would like to express their thanks and appreciation to the doctors, and nurses of the Chastain Nursing Home of Buffalo, Mo. A special thanks to the Harris Funeral home, the First Baptist Church for the lunch served and the ministers. A thank you to all other friends and relatives for the food, flowers, visits, prayers and phone calls and all acts of kindness shown during the illness and death of our loved one, May God bless each and every one in our prayer.


Bostic, Lola E. (Cosby) 10 Feb 1890 - Jul 1981  OH 30 Jul 1981 pB11

[Note: Daughter of D. P. & Susan J. (Jones ) Cosby; married John W. Bostic; first name on SSDI differs from name in Card of Thanks, but Lola Bostic did die in Ozark just before this card of thanks was published, and her maiden name was Cosby]

Card of Thanks

We wish to express our thanks to the members of the First Baptist Church, their pastor Robert Shank, and the pallbearers who were so much help in the time of our sorrow at the loss of our loved one, Lois Bostic. We would also like to express our appreciation to the Modern Seekers Club, the Eastern Star, Harris Funeral Home, Chastain Nursing Home in Buffalo where she had been for the past four years. Thanks also to our friends and neighbors for the flowers, cards and their expressions of sympathy.  The Cosby and Bostic Families


Bostic, Lina Doren 6 May 1977 - 20 Feb 2010 CCH-N 24 Feb 2010

[Note: Daughter of Roger & Joyce ( ) Bostic]

Lina Doren Bostic entered this world on May 6, 1977. She was born to Roger and Joyce Bostic in Springfield. She was 32 years of age. After a lifelong battle with a rare genetic disease, Lina went to be in the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010. Lina is survived by: Her father, Roger, and mother, Joyce; her sisters, Lola Hall and Christy Bone; her brother, Jamie Bostic; and her grandmother, Lucy Aaron. Preceding her in death is her sister, Lona Bostic. Lina grew up in both Branson and Ozark, and enjoyed taking trips with her family and friends. She was an Ozark High School graduate. Lina participated in fundraising events for the A-T Children’s Project. Lina had a strong faith and was a member of James River Assembly church in Ozark. Her love of family and friends will forever remain a dear part of the memory of her life. She loved to ride horses and she was an avid collector of Mickey Mouse memorabilia. Services were held at Adams Funeral Home in Ozark on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010. Interment took place at Highlandville Cemetery. She was deeply loved, and will be sorely missed. Her memory will not be forgotten. Memorial contributions may be made to the A-T Children’s Project. More information can be found at  Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.


Bostic, Lona Marie 21 Mar 1974 - 5 Apr 1993 OH 14 Apr 1993

[Note: Daughter of Roger & Joyce (  ) Bostic]

Lona Marie Bostic, 19, Ozark, died Monday, April 5, 1993 at 5:30 p.m., in her parents’ home following a long illness. She was born March 21, 1974, the daughter of Roger and Joyce Bostic. She attended First Baptist Church of Ozark. she was active with Special Olympics and a senior at Ozark High School. Survivors include her parents, Roger and Joyce Bostic; three sisters, Lina and Christy Bostic of the home, and Lola Hall and her husband Johnny, Springfield; one brother, Jaime Bostic of the home; her grandmother, Lucy Aaron, Highlandville; several aunts, uncles, cousins, two nieces and one nephew. Services were held Thursday, April 8, in Harris Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Bostic officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Michael Swift, M. D., Division of Medical Genetics CB#7250 Biological Sciences Research Center, The University of North Carolina at Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N. C. 27599-7250.


Bostic, Timothy Allen 6 Aug 1985 - 27 Jan 2004 CCH-N 3 Feb 2004

[Note: Son of William Franklin & Florita Dean “Rita” (Wade) Bostic]

Timothy Allen Bostic, 18, Ozark, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004. He was born Aug. 6, 1985 in Springfield. He was working at Rosie Jo's Restaurant in Ozark. Survivors include his parents, William Franklin Bostic and Rita Bostic, both of Ozark; two sisters, Vanessa Renee Bostic and Amanda Marie Bostic; grandparents, Frank and Pearl Bostic, Highlandville, Shirley Wade, Sparta, and Louise Rush, LaGrange, Ga.; and two great-grandmothers, Lucy Aaron, Ozark, and Myrtle Dilley, Springfield. A memorial service was at noon Feb. 7 in Craig Hollow Church, Highlandville.  Burial will be in Sparta Cemetery. Cremation was under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

©Ozarks Newsstand 2004


Bostic, William Clem 10 Jul 1865 - 11 Jan 1943  CCR 21 Jan 1943 p8

[Note: Son of Ezra Thomas & Emily Roundtree (Clark) Bostic; married 18 Dec 1888 Cynthia Ellen “Cyntha” Brookshire 15 Apr 1873 - 16 May 1957]

Funeral services for William Clem Bostic, 77, who died Jan. 11 at his home in Ozark, following a lengthy illness, were held Jan. 13, in the Chestnutridge church, conducted by Rev. Floyd Hanks, with burial in Schupbach cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home. Mr. Bostic was born in Illinois in 1865. In 1888 he was married to Cynthia Brookshire and to this union were born three children. Survivors include the widow, two children, Mrs. Emily Holmes, Spokane, and Tom Bostic, Chestnutridge; a sister, Mrs. Alice Taylor, Taneyville, and many other relatives and friends.


Bostic, William Henderson Mar 1884 - 11 Jan 1928 CCR 26 Jan 1928 p1

[Note: Son of Charles K. & Arminda (Wells) Bostic; married 24 Oct 1908 Virgie Alice Parten]

Following the gradually losing of his health, which began about nine years ago when he was injured by a heavy wheel falling on him, W. H, Bostic of Rogersville died on January 11th at his home in Rogersville. He was 43 years of age and had been in business in Rogersville for the past ten years. He was reared in this vicinity and during his life as a business man in Rogersville had always taken interest in the affairs of the community. The funeral services were held from the Baptist church in Rogersville on January 14th with burial taking place in the East Lawn cemetery in Springfield. He is survived by the widow and two children, a son, Eugene, aged 14 ; and a daughter, aged 19; his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Bostic; three sisters, Mrs. Elmer Woods of Rogersville, Mrs. Tom McCoy of Vernon, Texas, Mrs. Vernon Finkbinder of Rogersville, and one brother, John Bostic of Ozark. He was a member of the Oddfellow lodge.


Boston, Minnie Belle (Thompson) 31 Jan 1885 - 21 Dec 1926 CCR 30 Dec 1926 p1

[Note: Daughter of Levi D. “Bud“ & Sally ( ) Thompson; married J. R. “Billie” Boston; died Tarkio, Atchison County, Missouri; MO DC says buried Chadwick, MO - no stone there]

Funeral services for Mrs. Billie Boston were held on December 23d. She passed away on December 21st following an attack of pneumonia. She leaves her husband and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Thompson of near Congo, Missouri. Interment was made in the Hall cemetery under supervision of Fred W. Fly, funeral director of Sparta.


Boston, Minnie (Thompson) 31 Jan 1885 - 21 Dec 1926 CCR 6 Jan 1927

Mrs. Minnie Boston died at Tarkio, Missouri, December 21, 1926. She had been ill for two years  with sciatic rheumatism and was much improved. Her relatives were enjoying having her in good health when she took a cold and was sick only a few days and passed away without the least warning to anyone. Her body was shipped to south Missouri where her father, J. D. Thompson resides. Besides her husband, J. R. Boston, the deceased leaves her father, her foster mother; eleven brothers, Jim. Ross, Oscar, George, Alva, Fred, Homer, Dallas, Woodrow, Glen, and Chauncey; three sisters, Martha, Buna and Ada; One sister died several years ago. One brother was killed at Windfall, Kansas, three years ago in a car accident. Mrs. Boston was loved by many friends and relatives,


Boswell, Golda Ethel (Todd) Pettit 28 Mar 1899 - 28 Jun 1977 OH 7 Jul 1977 p2

[Note: Daughter of ; married 19 Mar 1917 Robert Leonard Pettit 9 Apr 1896 - Aug 1983; married ? Boswell]

Mrs. Golda E. Boswell, 78, Route 1, Galloway, died at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday in Cox Medical Center after a long illness. She was a native of the state of Missouri, but had lived most of her life in Amarillo, Tex. Survivors include two sons, Doyle Pettit, Rogersville and Delmon Pettit, Amarillo, Tex.; a sister, Mrs. Ora Mills, Route 1, Galloway; nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Thursday at Springhill Cemetery under direction of Klingner, with the Rev. Joe Mundy officiating.


Boswell, Marilyn Kay (Nave) 1951 - 17 May 1983 OH 26 May 1983 p6

[Note: Daughter of J. D. & Nova (   ) Nave; married Robert Boswell; no SSDI record found]

Services for Marilyn Kay Boswell, 31, Nixa, were held May 20, at Macedonia Baptist Church in Springfield with the Rev. Charles Hufft officiating. Burial was in Protem Cemetery under the direction of Kissee Mortuary of  Forsyth. Mrs. Boswell died May 17 in her home from carbon monoxide poisoning according to Christian County Coroner Dean Adams. Survivors include her husband, Robert, Springfield; three sons, Todd, Rodney and Jeffery Keller, all of the home; parents, J. D. and Nova Nave, Springfield; four brothers, James, Tom and Mike, Nave, all of Springfield, and David Nave, the state of New Hampshire; six sisters, Ada Breithaupt and Diana Chism, both of Springfield, Carol Girth, Bentonville, Ark., Rebecca Nave, Rolls, Sharon and Cathy Nave, both of Springfield; and her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Dora Nave, Protem.


Boswell, Steven Richard 1961 - 20 Dec 2006 SN-L 22 Dec 2006

Steven Richard Boswell, 45, Pineville, Missouri, formerly of Billings, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2006, at Washington Regional Medical Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas, due to injuries in a motor vehicle accident. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 23, 2006, at the Rose Hill West Cemetery, Billings, with Pastor Larry Jones officiating, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Billings. The visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at


Botolfson, Brent 1895 - 21 Jan 1967   CCR 26 Jan 1967 p1

Brent Botolfson, 71, of 1240 East University, Springfield, died at 6:45 p.m. Saturday in Burge Protestant Hospital. Mr. Botolfson, a retired carpenter, was born in Norway and had been a United States citizen nearly 50 years. He received his naturalization papers in Aug, 1918. Survivors are his wife, Rose of the home; one son, Lewis of Chicago, Ill. and three grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 in Grace Methodist Church, Springfield, with Dr. Glen Jones officiating. Burial was in National Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark.


Botteron, Dorothy Lucille (Avery) 24 Jul 1910 - 24 May 1992  NN-E 27 May 1992

[Note: Daughter of Walter Clarence & Ethel Ann (  ) Avery; married 24 Apr 1983 John H. Botteron 27 Jun 1906 - 24 Apr 1983]

Dorothy Lucille Botteron, 81, Aurora, died Sunday, May 24 in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born July 24, 1910 in Henry County, the daughter of Walter Clarence and Ethel Ann Avery. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Botteron, on April 24, 1983. Survivors include two sisters, Irene Wilhoit, Republic, and Erma Louise Jones, Florissant; two nieces, Shirley Cramer, Hazelwood, and Norma Jean Land, House Springs. Graveside services were held Tuesday, May 26 in Ozark Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Dr. Conrad Kitchell officiating.


Bottichio, John 1923 - Mar 2011 SN-L 26 Mar 2011

John Bottichio, 87, Ozark. Arrangements: Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.


Bottom, Bonnie June (Solomon) 4 Jun 1926 - 29 Sep 2007 SN-L 2 Oct 2007

[Note: Daughter of  Wiley & Nora Mae (King) Solomon; married William V. “Bill” Bottom 25 May 1916 - 30 Aug 1985]

Bonnie June Bottom, age 81, of Springfield, passed away September 29, 2007, in Christian Health Care West where she had been a resident the past year and one-half. She was born June 4, 1926, to Nora Mae (King) and Wiley Solomon who preceded her in death. In 1950 Bonnie was married to Bill Bottom in a ceremony at the Mount Carmel Methodist Church. They spent many happy years together living in St. Louis and Cuba, Mo. Bonnie was a Licenced Practical Nurse at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. She was a member of the Pachyderm Club, the Missouri Republican Assembly and she more recently attended the Baptist Temple in Springfield. Most of Bonnie's friends and acquaintances would fondly remember her as "The Hat Lady". In addition to her parents, Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, in 1985; her sisters, Juanita Green, Rebah Coffman and Eula Mae Coble; and her brothers, Vincent Solomon and George Solomon. Survivors include one brother, Bob Solomon of Springfield and many nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2007, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home at Rivermonte, 4500 S. Lone Pine, Springfield. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, October 4 at 2 p.m. in the Frazier Cemetery in Boaz.

Boucher, Verna A. (Shipman) 18 Apr 1900 - 4 Dec 1982 OH 9 Dec 1982 p13

[Note: Son of  John H. & Rachel Alice (Johnson) Shipman; married Theodore L. “Ted”  Boucher  9 Apr 1898 - 27 Jan 1997]

Services for Verna Shipman Boucher, 82, Springfield, were held Dec. 7 in Harris Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. Claud Barclay officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Boucher died of natural causes Dec. 4 in Springfield Health Care Center. Mrs. Boucher, a native of Chadwick, was a member of Orchard Crest Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Ted; a daughter, Mrs. Faradeth Stever, Branson; three grandsons and a brothers. Reuben Shipman, Wichita, Kan.

Bouclin, Edward M. 12 Sep 1898 - 12 Feb 1981 OH 19 Feb 1981 p9

[Note: Son of Louis & Celina ( ) Bouclin]

Services for Edward M. Bouclin, 82, were held Sunday in Yellville, Ark. Mr. Bouclin died last Thursday at the home of a son, Donald, Rt. 2, Nixa, of natural causes.

Bougher, Alice (Morton) 18 Mar 1875 - 26 Nov 1956 CCR 6 Dec 1956 p 4

[Note: Daughter of James W. & Martha (Young) Morton; married Solomon Bougher 6 Apr 1856 - 12 Nov 1941; MO DC gives death date as 30 Nov 1956]

Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Morton Bougher, 81 who died November 26 were held Monday, Dec 3 at 11:00 a.m.. in the Chaffin Funeral Chapel at Ozark with Rev. James Ellingsworth officiating. Burial was in Forsyth Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. A member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church at McCracken , she had resided at a farm east of Ozark for the past thirty years. Survivors include four daughters, Alice Bougher and Mary Bougher of the home , Mrs. Gladys Estep of Sparta and Mrs. Clara Estep of Shell City, MO; five brothers, Charles, Lawrence and Clarence Morton, all of Chariton, Iowa, Hal Morton of Minburn, Iowa and Otta Morton of Dickens, Mo and several nieces and nephews.

Bougher, Altie 14 Aug 1905 - 9 Mar 1988 OH 17 Mar 1988

[Note: Daughter of Solomon & Alice (Morton) Bougher]

Altie Bougher, 82, died March 9 in the Camden Nursing Home, Harrisonville, Missouri, after a long illness. Services were held Saturday in the Adams Funeral Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Old Forsyth Cemetery, Forsyth. Altie was born Aug. 14, 1905, in Columbia, Iowa, to Solomon and Alice (Morton) Bougher. She moved to Christian County in 1923 with her parents, and resided on a farm. She was a longtime resident of this area before moving to Peculiar to live with a niece, Jean Cockran. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church for more than fifty years; she also became a member of the New Life Baptist Church at Peculiar. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters. Her survivors include nieces, nephews and cousins.

Bougher, Floyd 23 Mar 1897 - 13 Mar 1953 CCR 19 Mar 1953 p8

[Note: Son of Solomon & Alice (Morton) Bougher]

Floyd Bougher was born in Lucus County Iowa on March 23, 1897 and passed away at his home near Ozark, Missouri on March 13, 1953, following a brief illness. Mr. Bougher was a veteran of World War I. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church where he had served as superintendent of the Sunday School for the past 25 years. He also served his church as a deacon, a Sunday School teacher and a member of the board. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Alice Bougher of the home, four sisters, Misses Altee and Mary Bougher, also of the home, Mrs. Estep of Sparta and  Mrs. Clara Estep of Schell City, Mo; six nieces and four nephews; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Sunday morning in the Chaffin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Childers officiating. Burial was in Forsyth Cemetery under direction of Chaffin of Ozark.


Bougher, Mary Fern 28 Aug 1907 - Dec 1976 OH 30 Dec 1976 p8

[Note: Daughter of Solomon & Alice (Morton) Bougher]

OZARK - Services for Miss Mary Fern Bougher, 69, Ozark, were at 1 p.m. Sunday in Adams Chapel here with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in the Old Forsyth Cemetery. Miss Bougher died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield after a long illness. She had lived in Christian County since1923 and was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church here. Survivors include two sisters, Miss Alta Bougher of Miss Bougher’s home and Mrs. Gladys Estep, Sparta.


Bougher, Mary Fern 28 Aug 1907 - Dec 1976 OH 20 Jan 1977 p8

We want to thank all who sent cards, flowers, food and the prayers in the loss of our dear sister, Mary Bougher. May God Bless Each of You.   Alta Bougher & Gladys Estep.


Bougher, Solomon 6 Apr 1856 - 12 Nov 1941 CCR 13 Nov 1941 p1

[Note: Son of Adam & Mary Ann (?) Bougher; married 1895 Alice Morton 18 Mar 1875 - 30 Nov 1956]

We desire to express our thanks and appreciation to our friends and relatives for the many, kindnesses, words of sympathy, and the faithful service of Dr. Wade, during the last illness of our dear husband and father. Mrs. Alice Bougher, Floyd, Alta, Mary Bougher, Mr. and Mrs. Firel Estep, Mr. and Mrs. Orval Estep.

Bouldin, Harold C. 18 Jan 1903 - Dec 1976 OH 16 Dec 1976 p2

[Note: married Clara Bell]

ROGERSVILLE - Services for Harold C. Bouldin, 73, Route 2, Rogersville, were at 1:20 p.m. Thursday in Barber-Edwards- Arthur chapel in Marshfield with the Revs. Bernie Wingo and Gordon Johnson officiating. Burial was in Mount Olive Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home form 7:30 until 9 tonight. Mr. Bouldin, a farmer, died at 1:10 p.m. Monday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield after an illness of about eight months. Survivors include his wife, Clara Bell; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Evans, Palmdale, Calif., Mrs. Susie Hale, Florissant and Mrs. Cyrena Hogue, Alma, Ark.; three sons, Harold W. of Route 2, Marshfield, Jim of Pensacola, Fla. and Joe of Route 3, Rogersville; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Ray Route 2, Marshfield and Mrs. Mary Westmeyer, Springfield; and seven grandchildren.


Boulware, Thelma Rae (Love) Felske 2 Nov 1914 - 10 Mar 2007 SN-L  12 Mar 2007

[Note: Daughter of Walter & Keta (Dolphin) Love; married Leroy Felske; married James Boulware]

Thelma Rae Felske Boulware, age 92, of Ozark, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2007. She was born November 2, 1914, in Memphis, Tennessee, the daughter of Walter and Keta (Dolphin) Love. After her marriage to Leroy Felske, she worked for Montgomery Ward and Sears, and later for the federal government in data processing. Thelma was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Kansas City, where she lived most of her adult life. She was a member of Ozark United Methodist Church. After moving to Ozark, she was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, Leroy Felske. She later married James Boulware who also passed away after seven years of marriage. Two brothers, Virgil Love and Walter Frank Love Jr., and a nephew, Ralph Love, also preceded her in death. Survivors include two nephews and their wives, David and Martha Felske, Springfield, and Norman and Jackie Love, Estes Park, Colorado, and their families. A graveside funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, in Chadwick Cemetery with Chaplain Ken Chamberlain officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.


Bourdelais, Aggie M. (DeLisle) Melton 3 Oct 1904 - 21 Dec 1994 CCH-N 28 Dec 1994

[Note: Daughter of Joseph Lilburn & Sarah Jane (Melton) DeLisle; married 8 May 1926 Andy Melton 3 Oct 1907 - 7 Nov 1967; married 1977 Herbert Bourdelais]

Aggie Melton Bourdelais, 90, Nixa, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 1994 in Nixa Park Care Center. She was born Oct. 3, 1904 in Ozark, the daughter of Lilburn and Sarah Melton DeLisle. She was a member of Riverdale Baptist Church. Preceding her in death were her first husband, Andy Melton, on Nov. 7, 1967; an infant son; a sister, Florence Douglas; and a brother, William DeLisle. Survivors include her husband of 17 years, Herbert Bourdelais; three children and their spouses, Zoe and Allen Moore, Ozark; Richard and Edna Melton, Highlandville, and Jane and Ken McCullough, Ozark; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Lenville DeLisle, Joplin. Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 23, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Tim Snider officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery, south of Ozark.


Bousman, Elsie Mae (Toynton) 28 Jun 1902 - 17 Jan 1979 OH 25 Jan 1979 p12

[Note: Daughter of  Edwin & Emma (Schmidt) Toynton; married William Guy Bousman 30 Aug 1887 - 21 Feb 1972]

Funeral services were held last Friday for Mrs. Elsie Bousman, 76 of Pleasant Hope. Survivors include two sisters., Mrs. Edna Hale of Billings and Mrs. Della Lehman of Republic; a brother, Arthur Toynton of Billings.


Boutwell, Dorothy Jean (Sullivan) 29 Aug 1938 - 26 Oct 2008 SN-L 29 Oct 2008

[Note: Daughter of James & Doris (  ) Sullivan; married 30 Jul 1960 Ronald Edward Boutwell]

Dorothy Jean Sullivan Boutwell passed through the gates of Heaven on October 26, 2008, surrounded by family and friends who loved and cherished her. Dorothy had a long battle with ALS, but is now walking on streets of gold worshiping her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was a longtime Ozarks area resident. Dorothy was born on August 29, 1938, in Tucumcari, N.M. She spent her early school years in El Paso, Texas, where she met her husband, Ronald Edward Boutwell, and was joined in marriage on July 30, 1960. She was a graduate of Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar where she also raised her family. After graduation she worked for the Missouri Department of Social Services until her retirement. Dorothy was a member of Second Baptist Church and enjoyed the fellowship of friends through her Sunday school class. Due to her illness, she began attending Ozark Highlands Church in Ozark and truly enjoyed the spirit and fellowship of this new church. Dorothy was a firm support for her husband, Ron, founder of Stained Glass Theatre (SGT). Her passion for SGT began long before the theatre ministry raised its first curtain. Her love for SGT continued for many years as she created costumes, hosted cast parties, and many other capacities. Dorothy also enjoyed reading, home remodeling, swimming and time spent with family and friends. Dorothy's desire for others to know her Savior is expressed through her favorite Scripture, Philippians 1:19, "For I know that that through your prayers and the help given by the Spirit of Jesus Christ, what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance." Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, James and Doris Sullivan. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Edward Boutwell, who loved and cherished her for a lifetime; one brother, Jimmie Dale Sullivan; and sister-in-law Sylvia Williams and husband, Gene. She will be missed by her two children and their spouses, James Boutwell and Sheila, and Denise Schriver and Kevin; grandchildren, Charity, Heather, Steven, Lauren, Alex, Mackenzie, Megan, Jeremy, Caitlin, Jordan, Jared, Konner and Benjamin; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Arrangements will be under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home East, 3540 E. Seminole. Visitation will be on October 29, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial celebration service will be October 30, 2008, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family would like to suggest memorial contributions be made in Dorothy's memory to Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel, Ozark, MO 65721.


Boutwell, Lucile A. (Cunningham) 2 Jun 1903 - 27 Feb 1996  CCH-N 2 Mar 1996

[Note: married Parke L. Boutwell 29 Jun 1899 - 16 Apr 1967]

Lucile A. Boutwell, resident of Ozark, MO died February 27 at the home of her son in Ozark at the age of 92. She was born June 2, 1903, in Fort Collins, Colorado. On September 11, 1921, Parke L. Boutwell and Lucile A. Cunningham were united in marriage in Monte Vista, CO. Parke preceded Lucile in death April 16, 1967. Mrs. Boutwell is survived by two sons, Jack D. Boutwell of Monte Vista, CO and Sam W Boutwell of Ozark, MO; a daughter, Jo Anna Titmarsh of Ozark, MO; 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Norean Cunningham of San Diego, CA. A memorial service will be held in Monte Vista in the summer of 1996.


Bovee, Amy L. (Jeffreys) Cornelius 3 Mar 1970 - 20 Nov 2006 SN-L 25 Nov 2006

[Note: Daughter of Bruce Bruton & Dorothy (Burton) Jeffreys; married ? Cornelius; married ? Bovee]

Amy L. Bovee, of Mount Vernon, Mo., departed this life on Monday, November 20, 2006, in St. John's Regional Medical Center, Springfield, Mo., at the age of 36 years. She was born March 3, 1970, in Springfield, Mo., to Bruce Bruton and Dorothy (Burton) Jeffreys. Amy was a graduate of Parkview High School and attended the First Christian Church. Survivors include her parents; her companion, Jay Roberts of Mount Vernon, Mo.; her son, Casey Cornelius of Sparta, Mo.; two daughters, Amanda Williams of Springfield, Mo., and Danielle Bovee of Mount Vernon, Mo.; her grandson, Aidan Williams; two brothers, Scott Jeffreys of Arcola, Mo., and Joshua Jeffreys of the United States Armed Services; aunts, Debbie and Thelma;and a host of cousins and other relatives. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 25, 2006, in Greenfield Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Joe Hampton officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Services are under the care of Greenfield Funeral Chapel.

Bowden, Beverly Jane (Laas) 12 Jun 1958 - 24 Nov 2000  CCH-N 29 Nov 2000

[Note: Daughter of James & Vern (Gerhart) Laas; married Don Bowden]

Beverly Jane Laas Bowden, age 42, of Ozark, Missouri died on Friday, November 24, 2000, at the St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield. She was born on June 12, 1958 in Waynesville, Mo., and is the daughter of James and Vern Gerhart Laas. Her father and stepmother, James and Colleen Laas survive in Ozark. Her mother, Vera Bowling and her husband, Don, survive in Edwards. She was a graduate of Stover High School and attended Troy State in Montgomery, Alabama. She served in the United States Army and the National Guard as a nurse for over 18 years, achieving the rank of 1st Lieutenant. She was a registered nurse and at one time worked at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield. She was currently owner and operator of Customized Occupational Health Care Services with the 3M Corporation in Springfield. She was a chaplain's assistant while serving in the Armed Forces and attended the Baptist church in Ozark. Survivors also include one daughter, Molly Jane Bowden of Ozark; one stepdaughter, Brittney Bowden of Bolivar; three brothers, Andy Laas and his wife, Michele of Stover, Nelson Eighmy and his wife, Connie, of Springfield, and Patrick Laas of Ozark; seven sisters, Darlene Braden and her husband, Berry, of Warsaw, Sandy Welpman and her husband, Randy, of Stover, Pam Lester and her husband, Mike, of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas, Tia White, and her husband, Tom, of St. Charles, Shannon Laas, Kelly Laas, and Genevieve Lass, all of Ozark, nieces , nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. Services were planned for Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at the Stover United Methodist Church, with the. Col. Lew Burnett, Chaplin US Army (Ret.) and Rev. Diane Cutler officiating. Connie Goetze is to accompany the congregation in the songs "The Old Rugged Cross," "Sunshine In My Soul," and "When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder." A selection of "Time to Fly," will also be played. Interment, with military funeral honors is to be held in the Stover Cemetery. Memorial contributions were suggested to the charity of the donor's choice. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home in Stover, Missouri.


Bowden, June Louise (Wells) 23 Oct 1931 - 15 May 1996 CCH-N 18 May 1996

[Note: Daughter of Chester & Thelma (Enders) Wells]

June Louise Bowden, age 64, of Ozark, died Wednesday, May 15, 1996, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. She was born October 23, 1931 in St. Louis and was the daughter of Chester and Thelma (Enders) Wells. she continued to live in St. Louis throughout her life before moving to Ozark two years ago. Survivors include three sons, Frank Bowden, Springfield, David Bowden and his wife, Reba, Rogersville, and Bruce Bowden and his wife, Sue, St. Louis; six grandchildren, Julie, Anita, Ericka, Karen, Victoria, and Katherine; a sister, Nancy Honigfort, Kansas City; and a brother, Ray C. Wells, West Plains. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Kenneth Chamberlain, pastor of Ozark Church of the Nazarene, officiating. Burial will be in Holland Cemetery.


Bowden, Mary Juanita (Thomas) 15 Dec 1938 - 9 Oct 1985  OH 17 Oct 1985 p9

[Note: Daughter of Albert & ? ( ) Thomas; married Keith Bowden]

Services for Mary Juanita Bowden, 46, Birch Tree, were held Oct., 10 in Birch Tree First Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Langford officiating, Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home. Mrs. Bowden died Oct. 8 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, following a long illness. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Birch Tree where she served as church treasurer. Mrs. Bowden was active in the Birch Tree Community Betterment Organization and the Town and County Club. She also worked with her husband at the Bank of Birch Tree and the Hickory House Motel and Restaurant. Survivors include her husband, Keith; one son, Scott, Columbia; one daughter, Beth Simpson, Blue Springs; her father, Albert Thomas, Rogersville; three brothers, Bob Thomas and Verle Thomas, both of Rogersville, and Earl, Ozark; three sisters, Irene Roth, Milford, Kan., Ruth Jardine, Manhattan, Kan. and Carol Sue Cobb, Rogersville.


Bowden, Ronald Chester 5 Jan 1941 - 1 Feb 1999  CCH-N 10 Feb 1999

[Note: Son of Chester & Jeanette (Evans) Bowden; married Doris Jean]

Ronald Chester Bowden, age 58, of Springfield, died Monday, Feb. 1 in his home. He was born January 5, 1941 in Bedford, Indiana and was the son of Chester and Jeanette (Evans) Bowden. He served his country in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Bowden was machinist for an aircraft parts manufacturer before moving to this area. He owned his own wallpapering business for the past fifteen years. Survivors include: his wife, Doris Jean Bowden; nine children, Rhonda Vega, Deborah Meyer, Mark Bowden, Christina Bowden, and Linda Bowden, all of Indianapolis, Indiana, Estil Kirby and James Kirby both of Springfield, John Kirby, Indianapolis, Indiana, and Judy Bailey, Ozark; 20 grandchildren; and two brothers, Mike and Larry Bowden. Following visitation a graveside service was held Thursday, Feb. 4, in Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Military honors were provided by the Veteran's Memorial Team.


Bowen, Oliver Mann 17 Jun 1927 - 23 Jan 1998  CCH-N 4 Feb 1998

[Note: Son of Oliver & Viola (  ) Bowen; married 9 Feb 1951 Mickie Chesser]

Oliver M. Bowen, age 70, of Sparta, died Friday, January 23, 1998, in Cox Medical Center South, after a long illness. He was born June 17, 1927 in Jacksonville, Fla., and was the son of Oliver and Viola Bowen. He served his country in the U.S. Navy. On February 9, 1951, he and Mickie Chesser were married. Mr. Bowen retired from Pan American World Airlines. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, and attended James River Assembly of God Church. Survivors include: his wife, Mickie; two sons, Larry O. Bowen and his wife, Karen, Rogersville, and Barry D. Bowen and his wife, Marie, Washington State; six grandchildren, Lisa Johnson and her husband, Brad, Traci, Shanda and Kristin Crawford, and Anastasia and Austin Bowen; two great-grandchildren, Jared Crawford, and Sierra Johnson; three brothers, Richard, Sonny, and Bobby Bowen, and a sister, Ethel Mae Bjork, all of Florida. Funeral services were Tuesday, January 27, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor John Snavely officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.


Bowers, Frank James 20 Apr 1910 - 13 May 2004 SN-L 16 May 2004

[Note: Son of  Henry Edward & Florence Myrtle (Mitchell) Bowers; married Mae; married Alice; married 12 Aug 1995 Irene]

Frank James Bowers, son of Henry Edward and Myrtle Mitchell was born April 20, 1910, near Dogwood in Douglas County, Mo. He went to be with the Lord on May 13, 2004, in his home at Mount Vernon, Mo., at the age of 94 years and 23 days. He was united in marriage to Irene Bowers on Aug. 12, 1995. Mr. Bowers moved to Springfield to go to work for Frisco Railroad and retired after 47 years. He was a member of the Mount Vernon First Baptist Church. Frank had served as Sunday School Superintendent at Immanuel Baptist Church in Springfield and Battlefield First Baptist Church. He was a people person and never met a stranger. Frank loved the outdoors and never missed an opportunity to hunt, fish or run his dogs. He enjoyed woodworking in his younger years and made many special items for family and friends. Gardening and his flowers were a part of his outdoor ventures. He will be sadly missed. He was preceded in death by his wives, Mae Bowers, Alice Bowers; his son, Jimmy Bowers; two daughters, Bula Dinwiddie and Betty Taylor; and stepson Gary Davis. Frank is survived by his wife of the home, Irene Bowers; children, Jerry Bowers and wife Sarah of Willard, Jake Bowers and wife Judy of Nixa, Barbara Ward-Maher and husband Joe of Republic, Jack Bowers and wife Brenda of Billings; two stepdaughters, Diane Case and husband John of Stotts City, and Lisa Henderson and husband Mark of Carthage; daughter-in-law Nancy Bowers of Springfield; 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Fern Harville of Ozark; a brother, Si Bowers of Fordland; a number of nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 17, 2004, at Thieme-Shadel-Hicks Funeral Service at Midtown with Jim Schudy officiating. Burial will follow at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday, May 16, 2004, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. For those desiring, memorial donations may be made to Make-a-Wish Foundation of Missouri, 1510 W. Elfindale, Springfield, MO 65807, with envelopes provided at the funeral home.


Bowers, Gertie Mae (Whitworth) 4 Feb 1904 - 1 Oct 1990  NN-E 4 Oct 1990

[Note: Daughter of Frank T. & Clara Belle (Posey) Whitworth; married Ivan Austin Bowers 5 Mar 1901 - 18 Feb 1992]

Gertie M. Bowers, 86, Springfield, died Monday, Oct. 1 , 1990, at 4:45 p.m. in St. John’s Regional Health Center. Born near Goodhope, she spent most of her life in Douglas County At retirement, she and her husband moved to Springfield. She was a member of the Jefferson Avenue Church in Springfield. Survivors include her husband. Austin; a son, Gene, and his wife, Priscilla, Springfield; two daughters, Geraldine Painter, and her husband, Glenn, and Janette Stafford, and her husband, Arleigh, all of Springfield; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers; a sister and other relatives and a host friends. Funeral services will be today (Thursday) at 2 p.m. in Adams Funeral Home with the Rev. Phillip Wright officiating. Burial will be in Dogwood Cemetery, Douglas County. Visitation was from 5 to 7:30 in. Wednesday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the church or charity of the donor’s choice.


Bowers, Gloria Marie (Dennis) 22 Mar 1928 - 9 Feb 2002  CCH-N 20 Feb 2002 & CCN-J 26 Feb 2002

[Note: Daughter of George & Luella (Traughber) Dennis]

Gloria Marie Bowers, 73, of Ozark, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2002. She was born March 22, 1928 in Alexandria, Louisiana, the daughter of George and Luella (Traughber) Dennis. She lived most of her life in Cotter, Arkansas. She and her daughter moved to Ozark in 1969. Gloria was a homemaker and had worked as a Nurse's Aid at Cox Medical Center before retirement. She was a Baptist by faith and had played piano for several churches. She was a loving mother and devoted grandmother. Her faith kept her strong throughout her life. Survivors include: her daughter, Mary Williams and husband Randy, Ozark; two grandchildren, Heather Schupbach and Lucas Schupbach; a great-grandson, Logan Matthew Schupbach; two brothers, Louis Dennis and John Dennis, both of Cotter, Arkansas; a sister, Grace McCullah, Branson West; a sister-in-law, Thelma Spoon, Gassville, Arkansas; three nieces, Carol Phillips, Mountain Home, Arkansas, and Kathy Deatherage, Ozark, Arkansas, and Katherine Lee Murray, Crane; and a nephew, Bill McCullah, Springfield. A memorial service was 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 14, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Troy Rhoden and Jim Jeffries officiating.

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