Giovingo, Larry D, d. 2003 - Glauser, Glenn W., d. 1986


Giovingo, Larry D. 11 Feb 1938 - 15 Nov 2003 CCH-N 19 Nov 2003

[Note: Son of Samuel & Mary (Kotlar) Giovingo; married 24 Jun 1972 Barbara Foley]

Larry D. Giovingo was born Feb. 11, 1938, in Hammond, Indiana, to Samuel and Mary (Kotlar) Giovingo. He passed from this life Nov. 15, 2003 at the age of 65. He was married to Barbara Foley on June 24, 1972. They made their home in Billings for 26 years. He was a scale technician for Deskin Scale Co. and later Consumers Supermarkets. He has been an active member of Springfield Benchrest Club since 1979 and volunteered for many club projects. Larry proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.  His parents and a brother, Same, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Barbara (Foley) Giovingo, Billings; his brother, James Giovingo and wife Sharon, Lansing, Ill.; two nephews, Marco and James Giovingo; two sons and their spouses, David and Barbara Freudinger, Lemont, Ill., Francis and Bonnie Freudinger, Milwaukee, Wisc.; four daughters and their spouses, Barbara and Will Warner, Republic, Ann and Joseph Snokek, Liberty, Carrie and Rick Lorenz, Lansing Ill. and Elaine and Herb Lhotka, Frankfort, Ill.; other relatives and many friends. Memorial services were held Nov. 19 at Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with chaplain Mark Wirth officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Association.

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Gipson, Ola Mae (Herndon) Jones 1 Dec 1921 - 17 Aug 2011 CCH-N 23 Aug 2011

[Note: Daughter of John & Ottie Lee (Kaye) Herndon; married Louis Jones; married Bob Gipson]

Ola Mae Gipson, 89, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Christian Health Care, Republic. She was born Dec. 1, 1921, in Pleasant Hope, the daughter of John and Ottie Lee (Kaye) Herndon. Gipson led a very active lifestyle, enjoying playing cards, sewing and going to the Republic Senior Center. She also attended Westside Christian Church in Republic. Gipson was preceded in death by the father of her children, Louis Jones; second husband of over 30 years, Bob Gipson; two sons, Jackie Lee Jones and Jerry Wayne Jones; her parents; six brothers; and one sister. She is survived by two children and their spouses, Louis Allen “Al” and Beth Jones, Linn Creek, and Barbara and Norman Cordova, Republic; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. A graveside service was at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, in Wade Chapel Cemetery, Republic, with Rev. John Hainey officiating under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Contributions may be made to the Republic Senior Center. Online condolences may be made at


Girdley, Gladys Lucile (Wilcoxon) 15 Mar 1909 - 5 May 1998  CCH-N 13 May 1998

[Note: Daughter of Rev. Ovid Clifton & Maude R. (Roberson) Wilcoxon; married 16 Jun 1931 Roland G. Girdley]

Gladys Lucile Girdley died at 4:20 p.m., May 5, 1998 at Springfield. Lucille was a former resident of Nixa.  Lucille was born to the Rev. Ovid Clifton Wilcoxon and Maude R. Roberson Wilcoxon on March 15, 1909 at Manila, Arkansas. Lucille was married to Roland G. Girdley on June 16, 1931 at West Plains. Lucille was retired from Bennett Shoe sales as a retail salesperson. Lucille was currently a member of the First Baptist Church of Nixa. Lucille was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.  Lucille is survived by one son, and his wife Joe and Pat Girdley of Tempe, Arizona three daughters, Patricia Haythorne of Sanford, Fla, Jane and her husband Dean Kelly of Springfield, Ruby Lea and her husband Jerry Cawthra of Sand Springs, Ok. six grandchildren, Brian Greenlaw, Kevin Greenlaw, and Brenda Trapani of the state of Florida; Shannon Kelly of Atlanta, Georgia, Tammy Cawthra of Oran and Kim Cawthra of Springfield. Three sisters-in-law, Veda Howard and Linnie Brown, both of Springfield and Bea Gridley of West Plains. Two brothers-in-law, Oren Girdley of Republic and Elmer Wilhelm of Springfield. Also surviving are other family members and friends. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 8 at the Oaklawn Cemetery at West Plains, Visitation will be from 7-9 on Thursday May 7 at Harris Heritage Funeral Home at Nixa. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Lucile’s memory to the First Baptist Church of Nixa.


Girth, Edythe (Johnson) 4 Sep 1925 - 22 Jul 1991   NN-E 1 Aug 1991

[Note: married James C. Girth 30 Apr 1922 - 15 Dec 1982]

Edythe Girth, 65, Billings, died at 12:07 p.m. Monday, July 22, 1991, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, following a short illness. She was an employee of CSC Credit Services in Springfield and was a member of Rolling Hills Baptist Church. She is survived by three sons, Jeff, Billings, David, Republic, and Dan, Las Vegas, Nev.; a brother, Lewis Johnson, Republic; two sisters, Pauline Carnahan, Phoenix, Ariz., and Doris Schwartz, Las Vegas, Nev.; and four grandchildren. Services were Saturday in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with the Rev. Norman Sanders officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.


Girth, James C. 30 Apr 1922 - 15 Dec 1982 OH 23 Dec 1982 p9

[Note: Son of Arthur & Anna R. (  ) Girth; married Edythe Johnson 4 Sep 1925 - 22 Jul 1991]

Services for James C. Girth, 60, Billings, were held Dec. 18 in Meadors Funeral Chapel in Republic with the Rev. Mike Greene officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. Girth died Dec. 15 in Aurora Community Hospital after a short illness. Mr. Girth was a lifelong resident of Greene and Christian counties. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Republic and was employed as a route supervisor for Standard Rendering Co. Survivors include his wife, Edythe; three sons, David, Republic, Jeff, Billings, and Dan, Las Vegas, Nev.; two brothers, Pat, Rogersville and Bill, Columbus, Neb.; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Hankins and Mrs. Lillian Miller, both of Springfield and three grandchildren.


Girton, Theurel L. 21 Mar 1933 - 13 Nov 1976 OH 18 Nov 1976 p1

Nixa Shootout Kills One Man

An inquest, investigating the death of a 43-year-old man who was fatally wounded in a shootout with police Saturday afternoon was held Wednesday evening at 7:00 in the Christian County Courthouse. The incident happened shortly before 3:00 p.m. a the home of the victim’s ex-wife at 704 Lone Oak, Nixa. Answering a disturbance call, Nixa Police Chief Jack Savage found Theurel L. Girton outside the home armed with a 30-30 and a 44 magnum. Savage then called for assistance from the Highway Patrol and the Sheriff’s office. According to Savage, Clinton (SIC) said he was going to kill his ex-wife and talking to him did no good. Reports indicate several shots were fired. One shot from Savage’s 30 caliber revolver struck Girton in the forehead, knocking him to the ground. However, Girton managed to get to his feet and run to the back of the house. Here, he was confronted by Patrolman J. L. Stewart and Bill Ramsey who is a police officer in Ozark. Asked to throw down his weapons, he apparently refused and fired at them. Ramsey drew his 12-gauge shotgun and shot Girton. The shotgun blast was apparently the fatal blast. Ramsey is also a reserve officer in Nixa where he lives. Girton’s body was taken to Adams Funeral Home in Ozark. An autopsy was performed Sunday. Christian County Coroner Dean Adams said the results would be released at the inquest Wednesday night. Savage has relieved himself of duty until after the investigation. Officer Edward Kocher will be acting Police Chief in the meantime. Girton had a history of mental problems. Christian County Sheriff said he had taken Girton to the hospital for mental treatment before. Kocher said “he believed four of the five children were home at the time and Girton was waiting for the fifth to return as he planned to kill them all.”


Girton, Theurel L. 21 Mar 1933 - 13 Nov 1976 OH 25 Nov 1976 p1

Coroners Jury Held In Shooting

A Coroner’s Jury cleared local officers of any wrong doing in the shooting death of 43 year-old Theurel L. Girton, Girton was fatally wounded in a shoot-out November 13 in Nixa. Six jurors were picked from 14 people who viewed Girton’s body at Adams Funeral Home in Ozark. Pathologist Ronald M. Walker who performed an autopsy November 14 at 8:00 p.m. testified Girton had 53 birdshot wounds. He said the cause of death was a .00 Buckshot pellet which entered the right shoulder should then protruded the chest cavity, piercing both lungs. Six other witnessed testified at the inquiry. All testimonies were similar. Mrs. Betty Girton, the victim’s ex-wife, testified Girton had placed in her mailbox a services and a veteran’s card, the two items needed to finish up his business. She also testified about Girton’s long history of mental illness. After all testimony was heard, the jurors deliberated only about 15 minutes before returning their verdict. They ruled Theurel L. Girton came to his death by officers acting in the line of duty. Girton was buried in the National Cemetery in Springfield.


Girton, Theurel L. 21 Mar 1933 - 13 Nov 1976 OH 25 Nov 1976 p7

Services for Theurel L. Girton, 43, no permanent address listed, were at 10:30 a.m. today in Reorganized Church of the Latter Day Saints at Seminole and Lone Pine here with E. Richard Jones officiating. Burial was in National Cemetery under direction of Adams of Ozark. Mr. Girton was apparently shot to death about 3 p.m. Saturday at his ex-wife’s home in Nixa.



Gisler, Edgie 1933 - 17 Oct 2009 CCH-N 4 Nov 2009
Edgie Gisler, 76, Bruner, passed away Oct. 17, 2009. Visitation was 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 24, with a memorial service beginning at 2:30 p.m. in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.

Gist, Randy S. 21 Oct 1971 - 13 Mar 2008 SN-L 15 Mar 2008

[Note: Son of Robert & Lucille ( ) Gust; married 1994 Elizabeth Lee; says daughters were born when he was 15 and 17 - must be adopted or foster or step-daughters]

Randy S. Gist, age 36, of Nixa, Mo., was called to Heaven to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 13, 2008, in Cox South Hospital after a hard-fought battle against cancer. Randy was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, on October 21, 1971. Randy was a very rare man. He was dedicated to his family and the love of his life, Elizabeth. His humor and wit mingled with his compassionate and kind nature made him a very charismatic and lovable man. The combination of his intellect and determination helped him find the solution to any problem; whether fixing his kids' vehicles or finding the winning strategy to his newest favorite video game. His strong work ethic and willingness to lend a hand helped him to turn coworkers at Turblex into life-long friends, but more like family. Randy spent his leisure time traveling, camping, restoring vehicles and chasing around his grandbaby whom he lovingly called "Fancy". He leaves behind his beautiful wife of 13 years, Elizabeth Gist; two daughters, Bobbie and Ashley, ages 22 and 20; granddaughter, Bailey, age 3; his mother, Lucille Gist of Seminole, Okla.; sister Becky Inman; brothers, Ricky Gist and Bobby Gist; many nieces and nephews also of Seminole, Okla.; as well as many more relatives, friends and loved ones who will hold him in their hearts forever. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Gist; and his father-in law and mother-in-law, Ray and Irene Lee. A funeral service will be held in Nixa's First Baptist Church today, Saturday, March 15, 2008, at 3 p.m. Dinner will be held after the service.


Gist, Miriam (Anderson) 17 Apr 1917 - 6 Jun 2009 SN-L 7 Jun 2009

[Note: Daughter of Gus & Emma ( ) Anderson; married Ruzan S. Gist]

Miriam Anderson Gist, born in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 17, 1917, to Gus and Emma Anderson, passed away in her sleep at the age of 92 on Saturday, June 6, 2009. Miriam was a very active member of First Baptist Church and attended church for as long as her health permitted. Miriam received a degree from Springfield Teachers College. Miriam was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her family and friends will miss her loving and gentle spirit. Well into her 80s, Miriam enjoyed helping others who were unable to drive by taking them to and from church services. Miriam was preceded in death by her loving husband of many years, Ruzan S. Gist; and daughter Marilyn Jo Yates-Biro. She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Pennington and her husband, Ron Pennington of Ozark, Mo.; granddaughter Teri Yates-Christiansen and her husband, Andy of Austin, Texas; grandson Toby Yates, his wife, Katie Yates, and their two sons, Jaxon and Brady Yates of Springfield, Mo.; her nephew, Marvin Silvey and his wife, Rene of Mesa, Ariz.; and her nephew, Merrill Silvey and his wife, Lois of Fritch, Texas. The family wishes to extend their appreciation to the nurses and staff at Ozark Riverview Manor who gave Miriam such wonderful loving care and support. Memorial services for Miriam will be held in Hazelwood Cemetery on Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at 11 a.m.


Givan, Bluford H., Deacon 15 Aug 1833 - 29 Dec 1903 CCR 14 Jan 1904

[Note: married 3 Feb 1858 Cynthia Jane Dodd 1841 - 16 Jan 1904; name on tombstone Bluford Givan]

Deacon Buford Givan was born August 15, 1833, died in Springfield, Mo. Dec. 29, 1903 of pneumonia after a brief illness. Br. Givan was converted in August, 1873 and united with the Baptist church, soon after which he was chosen and ordained as a Deacon of the same church. Was married to Miss Cynthia Dodd Feby. 4, 1859. To this union there was born eight children, six of whom are still living. Uncle Buford, as he was familiarly called, was one of those rare characters who are sorely missed when taken from us. He was possessed of indomitable strength of character and unflinching loyalty to what he esteemed to be right. He was true and loyal to the church. He was animated with a holy zeal. He was a loving, tender, faithful, compassionate, zealous husband and father. When the end came it found him as he had lived - ready and patiently waiting, and he quietly fell asleep in Jesus. The funeral was held at the Baptist church in Ozark, conducted by writer, after which the body was laid away in the he Oddfellow’s cemetery nearby, there to await the glory of the resurrection morn. May the Lord comfort all the bereaved loved ones , and especially the heartbroken, lonely companion. “And now, dear father, rest in peach, Since from earth’s toils thou hast won release. May the sweet fruition of thy hope and joy Be with thee, where death cannot destroy. The wonted place in home so dear, As footprints as plain doth yet appear, Thy counsels, precepts, wise and true all inspire us with a deeper, clearer view.  W. C. Armstrong.


Givan, Cynthia Jane (Dodd) 6 Jan 1841 - 17 Jan 1904 CCR 21 Jan 1904

[Note: married 3 Feb 1858 Bluford H. Givan 15 Aug 1833 - 29 Dec 1903; tombstone gives 16 Jan 1904 death date; first obit gives 18 Jan]

Mrs. Givan, mother of Dr. Givan, died at his home in Springfield on Monday, January 18th. Her remains were brought to Ozark Tuesday and interred by the side of her husband, who buried here Dec. 30th, 1903


Givan, Cynthia Jane (Dodd) 6 Jan 1841 - 17 Jan 1904 CCR 4 Feb 1904

Mrs. Cynthia Dodd Givan was born in Tennessee January 6, 1841, died in Springfield, Mo. January 17, 1904. Was converted and baptized into the fellowship of the Baptist church at Salem, Tennessee in 1867, married to Bluford Givan February 3, 1858, with whom she came to Missouri and located in the neighborhood of Prospect church in Christian county. She and her husband were faithful members of Prospect church for a number of years, but after the reorganization of the church in Ozark, they removed their membership to the town church, of which they remained devoted members to the time of their death. So strong and blessed was the domestic union that even death seemed no to possess the power to separate her from the loving companion as he had gone over the dark river but nineteen days before that time. Sister Givan had proven herself a true christian character, a helpful and devoted character, a helpful and devoted companion and most affectionate and tender mother. She had many friends. This almost at the same time, father and mother are taken and the six remaining children are enshrouded in a pall of bereavement, but they “do not sorrow as those who have no hope.” Many sympathies are extended in this dark hour. Let hope rise in your souls and battle on awhile longer. Funeral services were held in the Baptist church at Ozark by the writer, after which her mortal remains were laid beside her husband in the beautiful cemetery near by the town, there to await the future. May our setting sun be as clear and serene as was this handmaid of the Lord. May the Lord give sustaining grace.  W. C. Armstrong.


Givan, Hiram Hall 22 May 1868 - 2 Aug 1952   CCR 14 Aug 1952 p1

[Note: Son of Bluford Hall & Cynthia Jane (Dodd) Givan; married 8 Sep 1889 Lina Newland Vaughan 19 Jan 1870 - 9 Mar 1951]

Former Ozark Resident Died at Houston, Tex.

Mr. Hiram Givan of the Highlandville community received word that his father, Hiram Hall Givan, a former resident of Ozark, passed away August 2 at his home in Houston, Tex. Mr. Givan and his wife were unable to make the trip to the Texas city for funeral services which were held there on August 6. The deceased was born in Liberty, Tenn., on May 22, 1868, the son of Bluford Hall Givan and Cynthia Dodd Givan. He moved with his parents to the Ozark community when he was five years old and lived here until 1918. Surviving other than the son Hiram at Highlandville are seven daughters, Mrs. Geneva Jacobs, Monteagle, Tenn., Mrs. Mary DuPree, Plains, Ga., Mrs. Beatrice Geahart and Mrs. Alice Kunc of Oklahoma City, Edna Givan and Mrs. Elenor Schaffer of Los Angeles, Calif. and Eileen Givan of Los Angeles, Calif.; three sons, Forrest and William B. of Porterville, Calif. and Edwin H. of Santa Anna, Calif.


Givan, Hiram Luther 4 Jul 1892 - 17 Jan 1977  OH 27 Jan 1977 p5

[Note: Son of Hiram Hall & Lina Newland (Vaughan) Givan; married Mae Josephine Waivenor 12 Jan 1896 - 9 Apr 1981]

OZARK - Hiram L. Givan, 84, Ozark, died about 6:30 p.m. Monday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, apparently after suffering a heart attack. Mr. Givan, a civic speaker in this area, formerly worked as a carpenter for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios of California. Mr. Givan had also worked for a time as a minor in California steel mines and Mexico gold mines. Survivors include his wife, Mae of the Christian County Nursing Home; a son, Walker of Washington, D. C.; three brothers, Forrest and Bill, both of Portersville, Calif. and Ed of Garden Grove, Calif.; five sisters, Mrs. William James, Burbank, Calif. Mrs. E. P. Jacobs, Bridgeport, Ala., Mrs. E. W. Dupree, Americus, Ga. and Mrs. Beatrice Barker and Mrs. Alice Kunc, both of Oklahoma City.


Givan, Infant died 13 Jan 1904 CCR 21 Jan 1904

[Note: Son of Dr. & Mrs. Givan; grandchild of Bluford H. & Cynthia Jane (Doss) Givan; no legible tombstone in Vaughan/Odd Fellow’s Cemetery]

Died at their home in Springfield, Wednesday, Jan. 13th, the infant child of Dr. and Mrs. Givan. The remains were brought to Ozark Thursday for interment.


Givan, Lina Newland (Vaughan) 19 Jan 1870 - 9 Mar 1951  CCR 15 Mar 1951

[Note: Daughter of Granville Howard & Mary Elizabeth (McGaugh) Vaughan; married 8 Sep 1889 Hiram Hall Givan 22 May 1868 - 2 Aug 1952]

Lina Newland Vaughan was born near Ozark on January 19, 1870. she was the daughter of Granville Howard Vaughan and Mary Elizabeth McGaugh Vaughan. She died at Los Angeles, CA on March 9, 1951 at the age of 81. On September 8, 1889 she united in marriage with Hiram Hall Givan at Ozark, and to this union were born seven daughters; Geneva Jacobs, Floral City, FL, Mary DuPree, Plains, GA, Alice Kine and Beatrice Gearhart, Oklahoma City, OK, Elenor Shaffer and Edna Mae Klein, Los Angeles, CA, Ellen James, Burbank, CA; and four sons, Hiram Luther Givan, Highlandville, MO, Forrest Aornia, [UNREADABLE] Givan, Portersville, CA, Wm. B. Givan, Lindsay, CA and Edwin Hall Givan, Santa Ana, CA. She is also survived by 30 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Givan was the mother of twelve children in all, but the twin brother of Wm B Givan, Waldo Burke Givan, died in infancy and is buried here in the Vaughan cemetery. Also surviving is one brother, Luther A. Vaughan, who lives on the home place southeast of Ozark and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Givan joined the Baptist church early in life. Those attending the services from out of town were; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer P. Jacobs, Floral City, FL; Mary DuPree, Plains, GA; Alice Kune, and Beatrice Gearhart, Oklahoma City, OK, and Wm B Givan, Lindsay, CA who accompanied the body to Ozark. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Chaffin chapel by Rev. Harold Hurst. Burial was in the Vaughan cemetery under direction of Chaffin Funeral home.


Givan, Mae Josephine (Walker) 12 Jan 1896 - 9 Apr 1981 OH 16  Apr 1981 p3

[Note: Daughter of David R. & Emma L. (Stewart) Walker; married 12 Jan 1916  Hiram Luther Givan  4 Jul 1892 - 17 Jan 1977]

Services for Mrs. Mae Givan, 85, Ozark, were held Monday in the Adams Chapel with the Rev. Bennie Yount officiating. Burial was in Vaughan Cemetery. Mrs. Givan died last Thursday in the Christian County Nursing Home after a long illness, She was a lifelong resident of Ozark and a member of the Ozark Christian Church. She is survived by one son, Walker, Washington, D. C.; one brother, Radford Walker, Downey, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Peter J. Thompson, Long Beach, Calif.; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.


Givan, Valeska Luvern 5 Feb 1916 - 1 Jan 1920 CCR 16 Jan 1920 p1

[Note: no MO DC found]

In memory of little Valeska Luvern Givan, born February 5, 1916 and died January 1, 1920, aged 3 years, 10 months and 26 days. While this is a beautiful world, our sky is hung with clouded curtains, for without the presence of the dear, little one who has gone before, the world seems more empty and in our hearts there is an aching void. But our great consolation is the sweet realization that our loved one is at peace, the one upon whom we lavished our affections is now in that land where the weary are at rest. As we looked at the precious little form, gazing up on the closed eyes in which we will never see our image reflected, our tears fall as we know our earthly companionship with this one is at an end. We know our heart’s idol has heard the words of our heavenly father and we know our treasure is in heaven. The little body will never more be racked with pain. It will only be a little while until we will cross over and join her on the golden shore where she is now standing beckoning with those beautiful little hands, saying “loved ones, come this way.” Dear little hands, we miss you so: All thought the day where ever we go; All through the night how lonely it seems For no little hands wake me out of my dreams. We miss thee all through the weary hours; W miss thee, as other do sunshine and flowers; Day time or night time where ever we go. Dear little hand, we miss thee so. - By Grandmother.


Givan, William B. 26 Mar 1860 - 21 Aug 1901 CCR 29 Aug 1901

[Note: Son of Bluford Hall & Cynthia Jane (Dodd) Givan; buried Bradleyville Cemetery]

H. H. Given of Jones City, Okla. who has been down to Taney to attend the funeral of his brother, was in the city Wednesday on his return.


Givan, William B. died Aug 1901 CCR 29 Aug 1901

In Memoriam

WHEREAS, It has pleased our Heavenly Father to enter our ranks for the first time, and summon our esteemed Neighbor, William B. Givan, to his home on high, and WHEREAS, The removal of so worthy a Neighbor will leave a vacancy in our Camp that will be deeply mourned by all its members, as he was always ready to lend a helping hand, wherever and whenever he could, Therefore be it RESOLVED, By Ozark Camp No, 5111, Modern Woodmen of America, that we extend to the bereaved family our heartfelt sympathy in this great sorrow, RESOLVED, That our Charter be draped for thirty days that we spread a copy of these resolutions on our Camp records, and a copy be published in each of our local papers.  J. A. Kerr, J. C. West, J. T. Herston, Committee


Givens, Ace 1869 - 17 May 1901 CCR 30 May 1901

[Note: no legible tombstone in Springhill Cemetery]

Died, at his home in the east part of the county May 17th, 1901, Ace Givens, aged 31 years. Just before death, he told the writer that he had made his peace with God and fell asleep. The funeral services were conducted by G. W. Robison from 1st Samuel 20:18. The remains were laid to rest in the Spring Hill cemetery to await the last great day. Song at the cemetery: There is a fountain filled with blood.”  - R.


Givens, Charles Wilbur 4 May 1938 - 18 Sep 2010 SN-L 21 Sep 2010

[Note: Son of Norman & Silvia (  ) Givens; married Jacqueline L. 24 May 1938 - 15 May 2004; married Sep 2004 Barbara m/1 Phillips]

Charles Wilbur Givens was born in Chadwick, Missouri, to Norman and Silvia Givens on May 4, 1938 and passed away on September 18, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jacqueline Givens, of 49 years; his four brothers, Floyd Givens, Earl Dean Givens, Bobby Givens, and Jack Givens; and his two sisters, Imogene Givens and Georgia Givens. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Givens, whom he married in September 2004; six children, Jerie Terry, Rebecca Givens, Jennifer Pendergrass, Suzette Fallon, Brenda Lyons, and Gregory Givens; four step children, Lance Phillips, Brooke Stearns, Shannon Patterson, and Justin Phillips; 18 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. He was known in Springfield and surrounding areas as "Doc Charlie," of House of Vacuums, where he was the owner of two shops and starred in many TV commercials. He served on the Springfield Zoning & Planning Commission. He was a member of the Sunset Church of Christ for 25 years. Charlie is dearly loved and his laughter, sense of humor and two cents of advice will be missed by all. Services will be held Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at 10 a.m., in Greenlawn East Funeral Home, with visitation Tuesday evening, from 6 pm to 8 p.m., in the funeral home. Internment will be in Sparta Cemetery.


Givens, Jacqueline L. (Dameron) 24 May 1938 - 15 May 2004  SN-L 16 May 2004

[Note: Daughter of Alvin M. & Meta Fern (   ) Dameron; married 8 Jun 1955 Charles W. Givens]

Jacqueline L. Givens, 65, Rogersville, died at 12:39 a.m. Saturday, May 15, in her home. The daughter of Alvin M. and Meta Fern Dameron, she was born May 24, 1938, in Springfield. With her husband, she was co-owner of Doc Charlie's House of Vacuums. She was a member of Sunset Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband, Charles W. Givens, to whom she was married June 8, 1955; one son and his wife, Greg A. and Kathryn Givens, Springfield; five daughters, Jerie and husband Ivan Terry, McKinney, Texas, Rebecca Givens, Springfield, Jennifer Pendergrass, Willard, Suzette and Dennis Fallon, Olathe, Kan., and Brenda and Don Lyons, Hale, Mo.; one brother, Rex Dameron, Lebanon; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Greenlawn Funeral Home South with Joe Bright officiating. Burial will be in Sparta Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 6:30 p.m. today in the funeral home at 441 W. Battlefield. Jackie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed by her family and a host of friends.


Givens, James Arthur “Bounce” 11 Sep 1880 - 24 Nov 1972 CCR 30 Nov 1972 p2

[Note: married Osta V. 1 Dec 1896 - 22 Apr 1976]

Funeral services for J. A. (Bounce) Givens, 83, Sparta, were at 1 p.m. Monday in the Harris Chapel, Ozark with the Rev. Jesse Phillips officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery near Sparta. Mr. Givens died at 7:15 p.m. Friday at the MediCenter in Springfield. He is survived by his wife, Osta; three daughters, Mrs. Ellen G. White, Republic, Mrs. Beula M. Arms, Hamilton and Mrs. Bertha G. Phillips, Bruner; two sons, John E. Givens, Springfield and James J. Givens, Huntsville, Ark.; 25 grandchildren and 47 great grandchildren; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Esta H. Moore, Sparta.


Givens, John E. 12 Feb 1921 - 1 Dec 1989  OH 7 Dec 1989

[Note: Son of James Arthur “Bounce“ & Osta Velma (Johns) Givens; married Mildred]

John E. Givens, 68, Springfield, died at 1:55 a.m. Friday in Cox North Medical Center. He was a retired truck driver for Springfield Redi-Mix Co. He was a member of Teamsters Local 245, and a co-worker of the Worldwide Church of God. He is survived by his wife, Mildred; two daughters, Vicky Givens and Joyce Barlow, both of Springfield; three sons, Ronnie Givens, Pleasant Hope, and Randy and Ricky Givens of Springfield; four sisters, Berthie Phillips, Bruner, Ellen White, Republic, Esta Moore, Ozark, and Beulah Arms, Hamilton; one brother, Jim Givens, Huntsville, Ark.; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.


Givens, Osta Velma (Johns) 1 Dec 1896 - 22 Apr 1976 OH 29 Apr 1976 p8

[Note: Daughter of  John Leroy "Salt" & Bertha Odessa (Douglas) Johns; married James Arthur “Bounce” Givens 11 Sep 1880 - 24 Nov 1976

SPARTA - Services for Mrs. Osta V. Givens, 79, Sparta, were at 2 p.m. today in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with  the Rev. Jesse Phillips officiating. Burial were in Linden Cemetery. Mrs. Givens died at 5:50 a.m. Thursday in Springfield MediCenter after a long illness. Survivors not previously mentioned are two brothers, Roy Johns, Sparta and Dewey Johns, Springfield.


Givens, Osta Velma (Johns) 1 Dec 1896 - 22 Apr 1976 OH 13 May 1976 p6

We Wichita to thank everyone for their kindness and visits during the sickness and loss of our mother and also the Harris Funeral Home at Ozark.    The Osta Givens Family


Gjems, Grace (Handy) 26 Jul 1899 - 4 May 1993 OH 5 May 1993

[Note: Daughter of John E. & Mary Catherine (Melton) Handy; married John G. Gjems 8 Jan 1893 - 27 Mar 1977]

Grace Gjems, 93, Ozark, died Tuesday, May 4, 1993 in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. She was born July 26, 1899, in Ozark, the daughter of John and Mary Handy. She lived in Washington, Florida, and Chicago before returning to this area n 1978. She worked as a practical nurse and also a telephone operator. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Springfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Gjems in 1977. Survivors include two brothers, Leslie Handy, Crane, and Clarence Handy, Calabasas, Calif.; a sister, Mannie Hartley, Ozark; and several special nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, at Selmore Cemetery near Ozark with the Rev. Bob Burroughs officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.


Gjems, John G. 8 Jan 1893 - 27 Mar 1977 OH 31 Mar 1977 p4

[Note: married Grace Handy  26 Jul 1899 - 4 May 1993]

OZARK - Services for John Gjems, 84, St. Petersburg, Fla. formerly of Humansville and Highlandville, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery south of here.


Gladkov, Marcus Rich 5 Oct 2008 - 28 May 2010 SN-L 31 May 2010

[Note: Son of Val & Tatyana N. “Inna” (  ) Gladkov]

Marcus Rich Gladkov, of Ozark, went home to the angels May 28th, 2010. Marcus was born October 5, 2008 in Vancouver, Wash., to Val and Inna Gladkov. A funeral service will be held Tuesday June 1, 2010 at 10 a.m., in the Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home at Rivermonte Chapel. Interment will follow in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be made at www.


Gladkov, Tatyana N. “Inna” 7 Nov 1970 - 13 Jun 2010 CCH-N 23 Jun 2010

[Note: married Val Gladkov]

Tatyana Gladkov, 39, Ozark, passed away June 13, 2010, in her home. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. June 16, in James River Assembly Clark Chapel, Ozark. Burial followed in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens, Springfield. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service.


Glassco, Earl H. 28 Jun 1908 - 16 Oct 1954    CCR 21 Oct 1954 p5

[Note: Son of Gus & Eliza (Hulston) Glassco; married Lula Rosalee 6 Nov 1911 - 4 Jan 1974]

Funeral services for Earl Glassco, 45, of Highlandville who was instantly killed early Saturday morning when his auto crashed into a parked truck at the south city limits of Ozark were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of the Chaffin Funeral Home, Rev. James Ellingsworth officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery under direction of Chaffin. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lola Glassco; seven sons, Cpl. Don E. Glassco of Ft. Carson, Colo., Dean Glassco of Tulsa, Okla, Larry, Darrell, Richard, Bruce and Gary of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Betty Motz of Tulsa and Carol Sue and Cathy Lou of the home; one grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Early of Wetumka, Okla and Mrs. Gladys Kelly of Tulsa.


Glasscock, Verna Marie 26 Feb 1912 - 26 Apr 2005 SN-L 28 Apr 2005

[Note: married Harold L. Glasscock 7 Nov 1911 - 27 May 2003]

Together again forever! Verna Marie Glasscock, 93, slipped away peacefully into the arms of Jesus and joined her beloved husband, Harold, in Heaven shortly before noon on Tuesday, April 26, 2005. Her life's journey was a long and winding one from her birthplace of Laquey, Mo., through her youth, her profession as a seamstress, and the most joyful time of her life in 68 years of marriage filled with trust, hope, and love. She enjoyed being a wife, homemaker, and a devoted mother to her only child. Being a grandmother and great grandmother to the family presented to her completed the desires of her heart. Since 2003 she fought a lengthy illness and a battle with Alzheimer's. Verna is survived by her daughter, Tammy Felton, and son-in-law, Dennis Felton, of Ozark, Mo.; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and friends too numerous to count. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; three sisters; and one brother. Verna will be remembered as one of the most loving, giving people you could ever dream to know. A host of family members treasure the precious memories of her sparkling smile, her quick wit, and her sweet spirit. Like everything else, Harold Glasscock chose during his life, Verna Marie was "First Class." It was Verna's wish that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Children's Miracle Network for the annual Sing! Sing! Sing! benefit each Spring. Special gratitude is extended to the doctors, administration, and staff of Ozark Nursing and Care for their skills, understanding, and concern for Verna. Along with the extended care received from Community Hospice of America, her final days offered her the comfort, consolation, and dignity she deserved. Visitation is in Greenlawn Funeral Home North located at 3506 N. National in Springfield, from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight. Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 29, in the adjoining Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.


Glaubitz, Ed 29 Jun 1902 - 11 Nov 1977 OH 17 Nov 1977 p6

[Note: Son of Bruno & Rickey (  ) Glaubitz]

ROGERSVILLE - Ed Glaubitz, 75, Rogersville, was found dead by his daughter in his home at 7:30 p.m. Friday. A funeral home spokesman said he had died of natural causes earlier in the day. He had been under a doctor’s care. A lifelong resident of the area. Mr. Glaubitz was a retired farmer and he had worked several years for Missouri Farmers Exchange in Rogersville. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Frances Ann Rust, Springfield and Mrs. Mary Lou Downs, Rogersville; and four grandchildren and one great grandson. Arrangements were announced by Marsh Funeral Home in Rogersville.


Glaubitz, Eldred “Dee” 19 Oct 1904 - Feb 1976 OH 19 Feb 1976 p6

[Note: Son of Bruno & Rickey (  ) Glaubitz]

ROGERSVILLE - Services for Dee Glaubitz, 71, Rogersville, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Marsh Funeral Chapel here with the Rev. Hubert Swearengin officiating. Burial was in White Oak Cemetery northeast of here. Mr. Glaubitz died at 3:50 a.m. Thursday in Springfield General Osteopathic Hospital after a short illness. He was a native of Webster County and was a retired farmer. For the last 12 years, he had lived with his nephew, Charles Glaubitz. He is survived by a brother, Ed of Rogersville.


Glaubitz, Gladys Marie (McWilliams) 25 Apr 1918 - 27 Jul 2000  CCH-N 2 Aug 2000

[Note: Daughter of Charles & Leona (Weber) McWilliams; married Raymond Willard Glaubitz 25 Dec 1910 - 12 Mar 1968]

Gladys Marie Glaubitz, age 82, of Ozark, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2000 in her home. She was born April 25, 1918 in Gasconade County, Missouri and was the daughter of Charles and Leona (Weber) McWilliams. Survivors include: a son, William "Bill" Glaubitz, Ozark; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Harold McWilliams, Syracuse, Ne., Ross McWilliams, Undilla, Ne.; and Charles "Ray" McWilliams, Fairfield, Mt. Her husband, Raymond Glaubitz preceded her in death in 1968. A son, Raymond, Jr. and her parents also preceded her in death. A graveside funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 2, in Springfield National Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.


Glaubitz, Raymond Willard 25 Dec 1910 - 12 Mar 1968   CCR 14 Mar 1968 p1

[Note: married Gladys M. McWilliams 25 Apr 1918 - 27 Jul 2000]

Area Paralyzed By Heavy Snow

Brings Death To Ozark Man

A snow storm of near records proportions, accompanied by high winds which caused drifts as high as seven feet in some areas, paralyzed traffic in the southwest Missouri area Monday night and brought death to an Ozark man, Trying to shovel a path out of his driveway apparently caused a fatal heart attack for Raymond W. Glaubitz, 57, at his home in southeast Ozark. The tragedy at 3:15 Tuesday afternoon, was observed by Mrs. Glaubitz, as she watched apprehensively from a window in their home, in a hilly area where the drifting was heavy. A World War II veteran and a retired construction worker, Mr. Glaubitz had a known heart condition and had been under physician’s treatment the past two years, The Glaubitz family moved here from Nebraska 14 years ago. Survivors include his wife, Gladys; two sons, Sgt. W. C. Glaubitz, Camp Lejeune, N. C. and Sgt. R. W. Glaubitz, Fort Knox, Ky.; three brothers, Francis E., Ashland and Bernard and Donald of Republic; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Adams Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. Allen Harrison officiating. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Springfield. The casket will remain open only until time of the services. The blizzard, which came in about mid-afternoon Monday and continued until mid-afternoon Tuesday, brought 11 to 12 inches of snow to the Ozarks, the heaviest snow since 1951. Most factories in the area, including Fasco in Ozark, were out of operation Tuesday, but almost all resumed work Wednesday. For the first time in modern memory, the Springfield schools were closed, including all four colleges and the technical and parochial schools. Most elementary and high schools remained closed Wednesday. A notable exception was the Ozark school system which returned to “business as usual” after closing Tuesday. Supt. Clyde W. McConnell reported about a 65 per cent attendance Wednesday morning. Ozark had no mail services Tuesday and a light one Wednesday, which had hampered publication of this newspaper this week. A warming trend was apparent Wednesday after a six-degree reading early Wednesday morning. However, it will take several days of sunshine and warm weather to dissipate the drifts which have clogged the rural roads. One notable effect of the storm in Ozark was the collapse of the dock awning in the Ozarks Farmers Exchange. The mishap was caused by the burden of wet snow. The debris was removed Wednesday morning.


Glauser, Bertha A. 13 Jan 1885 - 11 Nov 1932 CCR 17 Nov 1932 p1

[Note: Daughter of John & Elsie (Weuthrich) Glauser; mother‘s name spelled several ways in different records]

Bertha A. Glauser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Glauser of Ozark, MO, passed away at six o’clock in the evening, Friday, Nov. 11, 1932, in Chicago, IL in which city she has made her home for the past 11 years. She was born in Beverly, West Virginia on Jan. 13, 1885, and at the time she departed this life was 47 years, 9 months and 28 days of age. She was united with the St. John Evangelist Church in Springfield, MO, at the age of 18 years. Her untimely death was caused by heart trouble, which came as a great shock to her family and many friends as she had been enjoying the best of health up to the time of her death. Besides her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Glauser of Ozark, MO, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. B.J. Murphy of Kansas City, MO, and five brothers; Fred Glauser of Chestnutridge, MO; Ernest Glauser of Highlandville, MO; Hans J. Glauser of Kansas City, MO; Rudoph Glauser of Overland Park, Kansas; and Otto B. Glauser of Chicago, IL. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 15, 1932, at 2 p.m. in the Chaffin Funeral Parlors by Rev. Ross Carter with burial in the City Cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin.


Glauser, Bessie Ann (Gideon) 18 Jun 1902 - 9 Sep 1994  NN-E 14 Sep 1994

[Note: Daughter of Franz Siegle “Francis” & Missouri Ann (Clevenger) Gideon; married 14 Aug 1920 Rudolph Glauser 13 Sep 1895 - 22 Sep 1984]

Bessie Ann Glauser, 92, Springfield, died Friday, Sept. 9, 1994, at the Manor at Elfindale. She was born June 18, 1902, at Eaudivie in Christian County, the daughter of Seigle Francis and Missouri Ann Gideon. She spent her early years in Christian County and on Aug. 14, 1920, was united in marriage to Rudolph Glauser. Throughout her life she also lived in Overland Park and Miami County, Kansas, Seymour, Republic and Springfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph Glauser, in 1984; and two sons, Glenn W. and Harold R. Glauser. Survivors include two sons and their wives, John C. and Patricia Glauser, Overland Park, Kan., and James O. and Rosemary Glauser, Springfield; two daughters and their husbands, Helen R. and Harry Foster, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Bonnie J. and Robert A. Brown, Springfield; a sister, Daisy DeWitt, Ozark; 17 grandchildren, Nancy Ward, Vicki Parkhurst, James Biggs, Valerie Baker, Carl Dean Glauser, Dee Ann Mease, Dixie Foster, Cheryl Pounds, Harold R. Glauser Jr., James E. Glauser, John P. Glauser, Diana Lynn Butler, Gary A. Brown, Steven D. Brown, Jeanne Kanoy, Chris Glauser and Carole Glauser; and 31 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Jim Bryan officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.


Glauser, Della Alice (Thornton) 30 Jun 1893 - 30 Sep 1945 CCR 4 Oct 1945 p1

[Note: Daughter of  John A. & Florence (Whitcomer) Thornton; married Ernest Glauser 15 Jan 1889 - 29 Oct 1962]

Della A. Glauser was born June 30, 1893, and passed away in a Kansas City hospital Sept. 30, 1945, following a lingering illness. Mrs. Glauser, with her husband and daughter, lived in Ozark for many years until several years ago when they moved to Kansas City to make their home. She was united in marriage to Ernest Glauser on May 14, 1912 and to this union one daughter was born. She was a member of the Chestnutridge Baptist church and was a faithful church worker as long as health would permit. Surviving are her husband, Ernest; her daughter, Mrs. Erma Deane Forrester; her mother, Mrs. Florence Thornton of Ponca City, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Iva Broxson of Ponca City and Miss Anna Thornton of Wichita, Kans.; one brother, John Thornton of Redwood, Calif., and one grandson. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Chaffin Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bonnie Ward officiating. Burial was in the Ozark cemetery under direction of Chaffin of Ozark.


Glauser, Elise (Weuthrich) 8 Sep 1861 - 3 Oct 1933 CCR 5 Oct 1933 p5

[Note: Daughter of Fred & ? ( ) Weuthrich; married John Glauser 2 May 1858 - 11 Apr 1942]

Elise Weuthrich Glauser was born in Switzerland on Sept. 8, 1861, and passed into the beyond at her home in Ozark at 8:55 p.m. on the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1933. She was married to John Glauser on July 26, 1880, at Beverly, West Virginia. After a short residence in West Virginia and Texas, they settled in Christian county, near Chestnutridge, where they engaged in merchandising and farming. In 1920 they bought property in Ozark and since that time have made this city their home. Ten children blessed this union, one of whom, a daughter, died in infancy. Three other daughters preceded their mother in death after they had grown to womanhood. Those who survive are the husband, John Glauser; one daughter, Mrs. B.J. Murphy of Kansas City; five sons, Fred of Chestnutridge, Ernest of Ozark, Rudolph of Overland Park, Kan., Hans of Kansas City and Otto of Chicago. Nine grandchildren and one sister, who lives in Switzerland, also survive. Elise Weuthrich was confirmed in the Evangelical church at the age of 16 years and lived a steadfast, consistent and devoted Christian life. Funeral services were held today, Thursday, Oct. 5, at 2:30 o'clock at the T.B. Chaffin Funeral Home, with Rev. Ross C. Carter officiating, with burial in the City cemetery. As shown by the confirmation of her faith at the early age of 16 years, the environment of her childhood were such as one can only find in the beauty of the land of her birth. These environments of country and home undoubtedly led her into this early confession and so deep-seated did they become in her being as a child and youth that they became a part of her life. She was of the old school of love, esteem and devotion and we find these outstanding traits weaving themselves about and having their influence upon her home, her neighbor and her friend. Again we see her character manifested in her devotion to her flowers. Since the passing of this good and noble woman, we have heard it expressed that each summer when the poppies bloom in many an Ozark yard, the kind and loving face of Mrs. Glauser will be seen in every colored flower. The late night light in any neighbor’s home was a signal watched closely for this good friend and neighbor feared her help might be needed around a bed of illness. She loved the country of her choice and when the great World War came on, three of her stalwart sons answered the call to arms. She suffered the pangs of fear but smothered them with the inward spirit of love of country, as two of these sons saw service overseas. As a great human family we live beneath the same sky and sun and moon and starts, and yet around the threshold and beneath the housetop that closer and nearer Divine love of family ties as its being. And in the mily ties has its being. And in the Beautiful because a mother and father taught a love of deep devotion and no wonder a sorrowing daughter says “Nobody knows how much I love my mother.” And so in the passing of this good woman, Ozark suffers another deep-felt loss, those who live near an esteemed family and neighbor and the husband and family a dearly devoted wife and mother. Her sweetness was of that type that now is fast passing away and well it is that it should be held in sweet memory.


Glauser, Ernest 15 Jan 1889 - 29 Oct 1962     CCR 1 Nov 1962 p1

[Note: Son of John & Elise (Weuthrich) Glauser; married 14 May 1912 Della Alice Thornton  30 Jun 1893 - 30 Sep 1945]

Ernest Glauser, 73, of Springfield, died at Burge Protestant Hospital at 6:26 p.m. Monday. A retired carpenter, he lived at Chestnut Ridge for many years and for some time operated the Glauser Dry Goods Store on the south side of the Ozark Square. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Irma Dean Forrester of Buena Park, Calif.; four brothers, Fred Glauser of Chestnut Ridge, Hans Glauser of Kansas City, Rudolph Glauser of Seymour and Ott Glauser of Chicago; a sister, Mrs. Elsie Murphy of Kansas City; and three grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Harris Funeral Home of Ozark.


Glauser, Glenn W. 22 Jun 1921 - 9 Mar 1986 OH 13 Mar 1986 p5

[Note: Son of Rudolph & Bessie Ann (Gideon) Glauser; married Edith; no legible tombstone in Ozark Cemetery; wife may match the SSDI record for an Edith Glauser 26 Nov 1933 - 26 Dec 2005  from Galena, MO who died in Lawrence Co MO]

Services for Glenn W. Glauser, 64, Galena, were held March 12 in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Joe Wolven officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery. Mr. Glauser died of natural causes March 9 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II in the European theater and was a member of the 195th Field Artillery Battalion. A native of Overland Park, Kan., he moved to Southwest Missouri in 1958. He was an MFA insurance agent in Seymour for ten years and had operated Glenn’s Pump Service near Galena for the past 12 years. Survivors include his wife, Edith; one son, Carl Glauser, Branson; three daughters, Cheryl Pounds, Florissant, Dee Ann Mease, Round Rock, Texas, and Dixie Glauser, of the home; his mother, Bessie Glauser, Springfield; two sisters, Helen Foster, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and Bonnie Brown, Springfield; and four grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Reeds Spring Ambulance Service, P. O. Box 103, Reeds Spring, MO 65737

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