Leonardi, Sylvio A., d. 2009 - Lewis, Dan Charles, d. 1982


Leonardi, Sylvio A. 1917 - 18 Jun 2009 SN-L 21 Jun 2009 & CCH-N 24 Jun 2009

[Note: married 1948 June]

Sylvio A. Leonardi, 91, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2009, at his home in Nixa, following a long illness. He was born in Quecreek, Pennsylvania and enjoyed working with children in Boy Scouts and 4-H. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Forestry. He was married to June and they just celebrated their 60 years of marriage. He is survived by his wife, June Leonardi; his son, Charles Leonardi, and his daughter, Robin Hall and husband John, all of Nixa. He was a wonderful grandpa to his five grandchildren and his five great-grandchildren. A graveside service with full military honors will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, 5201 S. Southwood, Springfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Aldersgate United Methodist Church Building Fund, 460 W. Aldersgate Drive, Nixa, Missouri 65714 or to the Alzheimer's Association, 1500 S. Glenstone, Springfield, Missouri 65804.

Leone, John Louis  20 Jun 1929 - 31 May 2011 SN-L 3 Jun 2011
[Note: Son of John & Agnes (  ) Leone; married 1965 Geraldine Leone]
John Louis Leone, 81, died Tuesday at his son's home in Ozark, Missouri after battling a long illness. He was born to the late John and Agnes Leone, June 20, 1929, in Niagara Falls, New York. John received a BA with distinction from Arizona State College at Tempe in 1953 and a MA from State University of New York at Buffalo in 1955. He married the late Geraldine Leone in 1965 and together lived in the greater Buffalo and Niagara Falls metropolitan areas for more than 40 years until relocating to Ozark. John served in the United States Army and was employed by New York State as a high school Special Education teacher until he retired in 1988. John was passionate about making a difference in the lives of his students in ways others couldn't. John loved sports whether it was individual participation or attendance, coaching or supporting his children's events. John also devoted much of his time and energy as a caregiver to his mother until she passed away at age 90. John is survived by two children, Jason Leone of Ozark and Jon Leone of Las Vegas; four grandchildren, Ethan, Alexis, Tyler, and Jonathan; and two siblings, Joseph Leone of Niagara Falls and Leonard Leone of Chicago. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday at Immaculate Conception Parish. Condolences may be sent to 6301 Riverglen Road, Ozark, MO 65721. Under the direction of Walnut Lawn Funeral Home.

Lepchenske, Mabel Elizabeth (?) Presson 1915 - 13 Jun 1988   OH 23 Jun 1988

Mabel Elizabeth Lepchenske; 72, of Springfield, died at 10:10 p.m. June 13 at Cox Medical Center South after a long illness. Services for Mrs. Lepchenske were held June 16 at the Ayre-Goodwin Chapel, with the Rev. Charles Hufft officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery. A resident of Springfield for 37 years, Mrs. Lepchenske had been employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone as a chief operator. She was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church, and of the Eastern Star Crescent Chapter No. 21. Survivors include a son, Charles Presson, Nixa; a sister, Onis Oaks, Poplar Bluff; and two grandchildren.

Lester, Helen Louise 10 Oct 1928 - 24 Jul 2004  SN-L 27 Jul 2004

[Note: married Marion Corwin Lester 10 Feb 1924 - 31 Jul 2003]

Helen Louise Lester of Ozark, Mo., died at St. John's Hospital on Saturday, July 24, 2004, at the age of 75. Visitation is today, July 27, 2004, from 5 to 6 p.m. in Walnut Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be July 28, 2004, at 11 a.m. in Missouri Baptist Home Chapel, Ozark, Mo., with burial in Missouri Veterans Cemetery.

Lester, Linda Kaye 26 Jan 1958 - 24 Dec 2004 SN-L 28 Dec 2004

Linda Kaye Lester, age 46, Springfield, passed away Friday in her home. Graveside memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, Springfield.

Lester, Nancy (?) 23 Sep 1911 - Mar 1979 OH 22 Mar 1979 p11

[Note: married Michael Lester 15 Oct 1907 - 15 Nov 1995]

Funeral services for Mrs. Michael Lester, 67, of Billings, were held Wednesday in Kansas City. Her husband was among those surviving. She had been a resident of Billings and Republic for the past 18 years.

Lethco, Claude 1894 - 25 Nov 1967 CCR 30 Nov 1967 p1

Funeral services for Claude Lethco, 73, of Ava, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Clinkingbeard Chapel with the Revs. Robert Halstean and Ira Bray officiating. Military rites were conducted at graveside in Ava Cemetery by the Ava American Legion., A native of Christian County, Mr. Lethco was reared in Douglas County. He died at 11:45 a.m. Saturday when struck by a car as he was walking along Douglas County OO, 13 miles southwest of Ava. Mo. He was killed instantly, according to officers. A veteran of Word War I, Mr. Lethco worked in Indian Service for the federal government upon retirement from the U. S. Army in 1919. He was then employed by the Internal Revenue Service until his retirement in 1955. Surviving are a brother, Joesph W. , Arlington, Va., and a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Deeds, Pryor, Okla.

Lethem, Kathleen Marie (Rains) 26 Sep 1964 - 30 Sep 2003 CCH-N 22 Oct 2003 & SN-L 3 Oct  2003

[Note: Daughter of Douglas & Carolyn (  ) Rains]

Kathleen Marie (Rains) Lethem, age 39, of Chadwick, died Sept. 30 in Cox South Hospital, after a long struggle with her illness.  She was born Sept. 26, 1964 in Bellflower, Calif. She had been employed by Georgia's Poultry Company in Springdale, Ark. before her illness.  Kathy was a loving mother and a good friend to whomever she met and was always easy to get along with. When she was well she always had a smile on her face.  Survivors include: Her son, Cole Lethem, Mineola, Kan.; her mother and step-father, Carolyn and Bill Thurman, Chadwick; her father and step-mother, Douglas and Phyllis Rains, Ash Grove; two brothers, Edward Rains, Germany and Travis Whitman, Sparta; aunts; and uncles.  A graveside funeral was at 2 p.m. Oct. 4 in Sparta Cemetery with Rev. Wayne Ferry officiating.  Visitation was be from 6-7 p.m. Oct. 3 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

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Letsinger, Cecil 27 Apr 1901 - 2 Jun 1979 OH 7 Jun 1979 p10

Services for Cecil Letsinger, 78 of Mansfield, father of Mrs. Florence Moore, Ozark, were held Wednesday in the Clinkingbeard Chapel, Ava with the Revs. Lawrence Applegate and R. E. Hensley officiating, Burial was in Prairie Hollow Cemetery. Mr. Letsinger died Saturday in an Ava nursing home after a long illness.

Letsinger, Clara Elsie (Gregory) Kelley 6 Sep 1911 - 23 Mar 1997 CCH-N 29 Mar 1997

[Note: Daughter of Carlie & Susan (Tennison) Gregory; married 8 Jan 1930 Thomas Kelley 1905 - 1963; married 18 Jun 1957 Harold Letsinger]

Clara Elsie Gregory Kelley Letsinger, 85, Ozark, died Sunday, March 23, 1997 in Cox Medical Center, South. Clara, a homemaker, was born September 6, 1911 in Reeds Spring, Mo., the daughter of Carlie and Susan Tennison Gregory. She was married to Thomas Kelley, January 8, 1930 and Harold Letsinger, June 18, 1957. Both husbands preceded her in death. She was a loving and caring person. She enjoyed camping with her family. She had set a goal to visit all of the state parks and historical sites in the state of Missouri, which she accomplished in 1996. She is also preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Doris Lee; three sisters, Lillie Krumholz, Ethel Tennison, and Goldie Arnold; three brothers, Huey, Jarnes and Evert Gregory; a grandson, Ronnie Kelley; and a son-in-law, Harold Taylor. Survivors include, a son, Jim Kelley and his wife, Shirley, Seymour; a daughter, Lorene Taylor, Ozark, three sisters, Emma Roberts, Oklahoma, Pauline Hunt and Velma Butler, both of Springfield; a brother, William Gregory and his wife, Ruby, Reeds Spring; three granddaughters, Kathy Taylor, Deene Pointer, and Clara LaVita Hatfield; six grandsons, Jimmie Jr., Johnnie, Tommy, Joe, Tim and Jerry Kelley; seven great-granddaughters, Amber Leigh Wray, Nikki Ray Pointer, Connie Valdez, Jennifer Kelley Asher, Nicole Kelley, Chelsey Kelley and Christina Kelley; five great-grandsons. Christopher, Tommy Jr., Austin, Bryis and Zachery Kelley. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 1997 in 65 Full Gospel Church at Eisenhour Cemetery, Spokane. Mo. with the Rev. Bob Deeds officiating. Burial followed in the Eisenhour Cemetery under the direction of Harris a Heritage Funeral Home. Ozark.

Letterman, Anna Mae (Watkins) Perkins 10 Sept 1926 - 29 Jul 2003 13 Aug 2003

[Note: Daughter of William Franklin & Louise (Swearengin) Watkins; married ? Perkins; married Charley Luther Letterman 17 Sep 1926 - 15 Jun 2002]

Anna Mae Letterman, 76, Sparta, died July 29, 2003, in Cox South Hospital. She was born Sept. 10, 1926, in Orrick, the daughter of William Franklin Watkins and Louise (Swearengin) Watkins.  She worked for Hagale's Garment Factory for many years, and retired from Fasco. She was a member of Fellowship Lighthouse Church.  Her husband, Charley Letterman preceded her in death June 15, 2002. Also preceding her in death were a son, Howard Letterman; two infant sons; a sister, Martha June Watkins; four brothers, Eldon Lester Watkins, Robert Elmer Watkins, Almus Richard Watkins, and William Franklin Watkins, Jr., and her parents. Survivors include 12 children, Ronnie Perkins and wife Karen, Ozark, Barbara Blankenship and husband David, Ozark, Rachel Joann Palmer Shepley and husband Bill, Charlene Hull and husband Gene, Charles Letterman and wife Linda, Pauline Letterman, Faye Maggard and husband Larry, Kathy Gideon, Neva Maggard and husband Jerry, Janice Applegate and husband Clinton, David Letterman, and Alice Brown, all of Sparta; 28 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; three brothers, James T. Watkins, Ozark, Norman Wayne Watkins, Sparta, and Albert Ray Watkins, Sparta; and two sisters, Bobbie Williams, Marshfield, and Betty Lou Fink, Bruner.  Services were at 2 p.m. Aug. 1 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Revs. Reggie Micham and Carl Thompson officiating. Burial was in Union Chapel Cemetery, Douglas County. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2003

Letterman, Arlice 26 Jun 1920 - 4 Apr 1989 NE 13 Apr 1989

[Note: Son of Seburn & Ruby (Cook) Letterman]

Services for Arlice Letterman, 68, Sparta, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8 in Harris Funeral Home. 301 W. Church Street, Ozark. Burial was in Union Chapel Cemetery, Fordland. Mr. Letterman, a retired farmer, died at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday, April 4 in his car on Highway 14, Sparta, after an apparent heart attack.

Letterman, Charley Luther 17 Sep 1926 - 15 Jun 2002  CCH-N 26 Jun 2002

[Note: Son of Seburn & Ruby (Cook) Letterman; married Anna Mae Watkins 10 Sept 1926 - 29 Jul 2003 m/1 Perkins]

Charley Luther Letterman, 75, Sparta, passed away June 15, 2002, in Cox Medical Center South. He was born Sept. 17, 1926, near Ongo, the son of Seburn and Ruby (Cook) Letterman. Preceding him in death were his parents; a son, Howard; two infant sons; a brother, Arlice; and an infant brother. He retired from Fasco Industries in 1988. Survivors include his wife, Anna Mae; 12 children and their spouses, Ronnie and Karen Perkins, and Barbara and David Blankenship, all of Ozark, Rachel Joann Palmer Shepley and Bill, Charlene and Gene Hull, Charles and Linda Letterman, Pauline Letterman, Faye and Larry Maggard, Kathy Gideon, Neva and Jerry Maggard, Janice and Clinton Applegate, David and Gina Letterman, and Alice Brown, all of Sparta; 24 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Inis Phillips, Greeley, Colo., and Alice Wright, Ault, Colo. Funeral services were held June 19 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Carl Thompson and Rev. James "Hobo" Applegate officiating. Burial will follow in Union Chapel Cemetery, Douglas County.

Letterman, Florence (Bowden) 10 Dec 1897 - 6 Jun 1974 OH 20 Jun 1974 p7

[Note: Daughter of  Samuel W. & Louisa Ann (Price) Bowden; married  Joe E. Letterman 16 Jun 1893 - 17 Oct 1976]

SPARTA - Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Letterman, 78. of Sparta was at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harris Chapel in Ozark with Dwayne Bray officiating. Burial will be in the Sparta Cemetery. Mrs. Letterman, a lifelong Sparta resident, died at 4:25 p.m. Thursday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield after a short illness.

Letterman, Freeman E. 24 Sep 1917 - 11 Apr 1982 OH 15 Apr 1982 p9

[Note: Son of Joe E. & Florence (Bowden) Letterman; married Mary Kathryn]

Services for Freeman E. Letterman, 64, Springfield, were held April 14 at Klingner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Lester Myers officiating, Burial was in Rock Prairie Cemetery in Dallas County. Mr. Letterman died April 11 in St. John’s Regional Health Center after an 18-month illness. Survivors include his wife, Mary Kathryn; six sons, Charles, Danny A. and Stevie J, all of Springfield, Freeman, Jr., Nixa, Donald O., Republic, and David R., Pensacola, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Sandra S. Mitchell, Clever, and Mrs. Shirley Duncker,  Springfield; two brothers, Junior, Sparta, and Bob, Fair Grove; two sisters, Mrs. Lottie Robinson, Webster Groves, Ark.. [Sic - actually Western Grove], and Mrs. Joan Staley, Albuquerque, N. M.; 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Letterman, Gloria Marie (Hancock) 13 Mar 1925 - 27 Dec 1978 OH 28 Dec 1978 p6

[Note: married Francis Letterman]

Mrs. Gloria Marie Letterman, 53 of 1342 N. Ethyl was dead on arrival at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cox Medical Center of natural causes. Mrs. Letterman was a lifelong resident of Springfield. Survivors include her husband, Francis, a son, Paul Eugene Hancock, 1810 W. Chestnut; two brothers, Kenneth E. Hancock, Rogersville and Clyde Hancock, Kansas City and five grandchildren.

Letterman, Howard Lee 12 Aug 1958 - 31 Aug 1969   CCR 4 Sep 1959 p1

[Note: Son of Charley Luther & Anna Mae (Watkins) Letterman; dates from a cemetery reading do not match age in obit - should birthdate be 1955??

Elkhead Youth Died in Fiery One-Car Crash

A one-car crash late Sunday in Route T, seven miles east of Oldfield, claimed the life of 14-year-old Howard Letterman of Elkhead. Letterman was a passenger in an auto driven by his brother, Charles, 18, when it pulled to the wrong side of the road, met another vehicle and cut sharply to the right. The car plunged off a 40-foot embankment, wrapped around a tree and burst into flames, trapping young Letterman inside. Charles Letterman was admitted to St. John’s Hospital in serious condition with burns, lacerations and abrasions, Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charley Letterman; another brother, David of the home; seven sisters, Mrs. Charlene Hull, Elkhead, Mrs. Pauline Stall, Ava and Fay, Kathy, Neva June, Janice and Alice, all of the home; a half brother, Ronnie Joe Perkins, Ozark; two half sisters, Mrs. Barbara Blankenship, Ozark, and Mrs. Joan Cornelius, Seymour; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Louise Watkins and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ruby Letterman, both of Bruner. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Bruner Baptist church, with the Rev. Joe Lafferty officiating. Burial was in Union Chapel Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Ozark.

Letterman, Joe E. 16 Jun 1893 - 17 Oct 1976 OH 21 Oct 1976 p11

[Note: Son of Jack & Margaret (  ) Letterman; married Florence Bowden 10 Dec 1897 - 6 Jun 1974]

SPARTA - Joe Letterman, 84, Sparta, died at 9:15 p.m. Sunday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield after a two-week illness. A native of the Niangua area, Mr. Letterman had been a resident of Sparta since 1924. He formerly worked for the Missouri Highway Department for 35 years. Surviving are two sons, Freeman and Bobby, both of Springfield and Junior of Sparta; two daughters, Mrs. Lottie Robinson, Western Grove, Ark. and Mrs. Joan Staley, Tucson, Ariz.; two sisters, Mrs. Nettie Jordan, Springfield, and Mrs. Essie Rader, Marshfield; two brothers, Clarence and Porter, both of Niangua; 19 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Harris of Ozark will announce arrangements.

Letterman, Junior P. 5 May 1932 – 30 Aug 1997  CCH-N 6 Sep 1997

[Note: Son of Joe E. & Florence (Bowden) Letterman; married Lella Patterson]

Junior P. Letterman, 65, of Sparta, died Saturday, August. 30, 1997 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born May 5, 1932 in Bruner and was the son of Joe and Florence (Bowden) Letterman. He lived throughout his life in the Sparta area and on December 8. 1952 married Lella Patterson. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. Mr. Letterman served Christian County as Eastern Commissioner for twelve years. He enjoyed his work as a farmer and was also a heavy equipment operator. Survivors include: his wife, Lella; two children and their spouses, Ronald and Faye Letterman, Springfield, and Connie and Greg Schreiner, Sparta; five grandchildren, Melissa, Joseph, and Joshua Letterman, and Matthew and Miranda Schreiner;  a brother, Bob Letterman and his wife, Ann, Fair Grove; two sisters, Lottie Robertson, Western Grove, Arkansas, and Joan Staley and her husband, Larry, Winnemucca, Nevada; a niece raised in the home, Donna Dodd and her husband, Orville, Cache, Oklahoma; and several other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Cleona Pierce, and a brother, Freeman Letterman. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 3, 1997 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Dwayne Bray officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

Letterman, Ruby (Cook) 29 Feb 1904 - 4 Jul 1993 OH 7 Jul 1993

[Note: Daughter of Homer & Laura (Swearengin) Cook; married Seaborn A. Letterman 28 Aug 1888 - 6 Apr 1948 - husband buried Springfield National Cemetery]

Ruby Letterman, 89, Elkhead, died Sunday, July 4, 1993 in Ozark Nursing Care Center. She was born Feb 29, 1904 in the DePew Community in Douglas County, the daughter of Homer Cook and Laura Swearengin Cook. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Seaborn Letterman in 1948; a son, Arlice Letterman, and an infant son. Survivors include a son, Charley Letterman, and his wife, Anna Mae, Sparta; two daughters, Inis Phillips, Eaton, Colo., and Alice Wright, and her husband, Elvis, Greeley, Colo.; two brothers, Hiram Cook, Springfield, and Oden Cook, Austin, Texas; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 7,in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Carl Thompson officiating. Burial will be at Union Chapel Cemetery.

Letterman, Sherman 3 Mar 1927 - 5 Sep 2007

[Note: Son of James & Flora (  ) Letterman; married 1947 Mary Lou Richardson 10 Nov 1931 - 22 May 2009  m/2 Barnett; married 22 Jun 1971 Mary Louise Stoddard 27 Sep 1926 - 23 Oct 2006 m/1 Hay]

Sherman Letterman, 80, Springfield, formerly of Marshfield, died Wednesday, Sept. 5 in the home of his sister and her husband. He was a CU Gas Construction Foreman, retiring after 38 years of service. Sherman attended high school in Marshfield before being drafted. He served two years in the U.S. Army as an airplane mechanic, and returned to graduate from high school in 1947. He was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church. On June 22, 1971, he married Mary Louise (Stoddard) Letterman, who preceded him in death. Others who preceded him in death include mother Flora Letterman; father James Letterman; sister Evalee Henderson; brother Jim Letterman; and baby daughter, Tricia Lynn. Survivors include sons Dwayne Letterman and wife Helen, and Dwight Letterman and wife Paula; stepchildren Gary Hay and wife Judi, Mark Hay and wife M'Liss, and Sandy Simpson and husband David; grandchildren Cheri Herrera, Lance, Heath, Chad, and John Letterman, Rebekah and Nathan Hay, Rob Crocker and Kali Simpson, Stacey Colclazier and Kristy Gaunt, Micah and Ryan Hay, J'Nell Weiler and Josh Jones; great-grandchildren Chelsea, Gavin and Isabella Herrera, Sydney, Madison, Blake and Brett Letterman, and Kylie and Kade Gaunt; sister Wanda Joan Murphy and husband Kenton; and many nieces, nephews and special friends who loved him. Thank you to St. John's Hospice, and Drs. Fred Farris and Kelvin VanOsdol. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 in Greenlawn Funeral Home East, officiated by Hosea Bileu. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Funeral Home North.

 

 

Letts, Frances Matilda “Fanny“ (Earnhart) 17 Feb 1875 - 14 Sep 1956 CCR 27 Sep 1956 p1

[Note: Daughter of George & Eva line (Wise) Earnhart]

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Matilda  Letts, 81, who died Sept. 14 at her home on route 1, Billings were held Sept 16 in the Union City Church with Rev. Walter McKnight officiating. Burial was in the Antioch Baptist Church. A native of Tennessee, she came to the Ozarks with her family at the age of 13 in a covered wagon and they settled on a tract of land northeast of Clever. She was converted at an early age and united with the Antioch Baptist Church. Services include two sons, Everett Letts of Crane and Glen Letts of the home; one brother, John Earnhart of Marionville; 10 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Letts, Glenn 18 Jan 1909 - 24 Oct 1971 CCR 28 Oct 1971 p8

[Note: Son of ? & Frances Matilda “Fanny” (Earnhart) Letts;  married 3 Jun 1932 Dollie Cordelia Blair 18 Jun 1910 - 3 Sep 2006]

Glenn Letts, 61, of Billings, died at 2:45 p.m. Sunday in St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He is survived by his wife, Dollie; six daughters, Mrs. Corine Payne, Odessa, Mrs. Mary Lou Stafford, Peculiar, Mrs. Gladys Allman, Kansas City, Mrs. Charlene Jackson, Crane, Mrs. Dorothy Davis, Billings, and Mrs. Ruth Scriven, Kansas City; two sons, Douglas Letts, Dover, Ark. and Sgt. Junior Letts, stationed in Germany; 32 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Union City Community church, with the Revs. Pete Wells and Victor Horton officiating. Burial was in Wright Cemetery under direction of Cantrell, of Clever.

Letts, Dollie Cordelia (Blair) 18 Jun 1910 - 3 Sep 2006 SN-L 6 Sep 2006

[Note: Daughter of Millard & Beadie (Drewery) Blair; married 3 Jun 1932 Glenn Letts 8 Jan 1909 - Oct 1971]

Dollie Cordelia Letts departed this life September 3rd, 2006, at the Ozark's Methodist Manor in Marionville, Missouri, following a brief illness. A long time resident of the Union City area, she was known as "Aunt Dollie? or "Grandma Dollie" to her family and neighbors. Dollie had worked in area canning factories, egg plants, and garment factories; in her later life she enjoyed tending her flowers, vegetables, and grandchildren. A lifelong Christian she was a member of the Union City Community Church. Born June 18th, 1910, in Witt Springs, Arkansas, to Millard Blair and Beadie Drewery Blair. Dollie was united in marriage to Glenn Letts on June 3rd, 1932. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Silas, Sam, Audie, Bruney, Turney, and Orbrie Blair; sisters, Etta Isreal and Dottie Lofitn; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild; son-in-law, William Payne; and a daughter, Gladys Allman, who sang with the angels at their reunion in Heaven. Dollie is survived by seven children: two sons, Douglas Casey and wife, Rose, of Dover Ark., Junior Letts and wife, Elizabeth, Hopkinsville, Ky.; five daughters, MaryLou Stafford and husband, Lawrence, of Harrisonville, Mo., Corrine Payne of Bolivar, Mo., Charlene Jackson and husband, Dale, of Crane, Mo., Dorothy Davis of Billings, Mo., and Geneva Houston and husband, John, of Clever, Mo.; a brother, Henry Blair of Eucha, Okla.; 34 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, along with a host of other friends and relatives. Visitaion will be today, September 6, in Meador's Chapel Clever between the hours of 7 and 9 p.m. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 7th, also in Meador's Chapel Clever with the Rev. Allen Maples officiating. Burial following in Wright's Cemetery, south of Union City. In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to the Wright's Cemetery, the Gideon's or the charity of their choice.

Leucke, Alma (Peterson) 26 Sep 1893 - 15 Mar 1930 CCR 20 Mar 1930

[Note: Daughter of David & Elizabeth (Ogle) Peterson; married Frank G. Leucke]

Mrs. Alma Leucke, wife of Frank Leucke, died at their home in Nixa Saturday, March 15, 1930, at 10 p.m. at the age of 36 years. She leaves her husband, two sons and one daughter, besides other relatives and friends, to mourn her departure. Funeral services were held in the Christian church in Nixa Monday, March 17, at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. B. Frank West, after which the remains were shipped to Plymouth, Wisc., by T.B. Chaffin of Ozark.

Leuzinger, Jacob J. 5 Sep 1864 - 18 Oct 1945 CCR 25 Oct 1945 p1

[Note: Son of Jacob J. & Margarette (Kubber) Lewzinger; married Regena Kublar 28 Jul 1860 - 2 Mar 1915]

Jacob J. Leuzinger, 81, pioneer resident of Billings, passed away Oct. 18, 1945,at the home of a granddaughter at 2400 N. Robertson in Springfield, Mo. Mr. Leuzinger was born in Switzerland in 1864 and came to this country with his parents when he was 15 years of age. The family lived in St. Louis four years then moved to the Billings community, where Mr. Leuzinger spent his entire lifetime. He was united in marriage to Miss Regena Kublar and to this union were born two children. His wife preceded him in death some 31 years ago. Survivors include one son, Walter of Billings; one daughter, Mrs. Will Brake of Billings; four grandchildren and one great grandson. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Billings Evangelical church with Rev. Vernon Curles of Springfield officiating. Burial was made in the Rose Hill cemetery under direction of the Maples Funeral Home of Billings.

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Leuzinger, Jacob J. 5 Sep 1864 - 18 Oct 1945

Jacob J. Leuzinger, 81, pioneer resident of Billings passed away Oct. 18, 1945 at the home of a granddaughter at 2400 North Robertson in Springfield, Mo. Mr. Leuzinger was born in Switzerland in 1864 and came to this country with his parents when he was 15 years of age. The family lived in St. Louis four years then moved to the Billings community, where Mr. Leuzinger spent his entire lifetime. He was united in marriage to Miss Regina Kublar and to this union were born two children. His wife preceded him in death 31 years ago. Survivors include one son, Walter of Billings; one daughter, Mrs. Will Brake of Billings; four grandchildren and one great-grandson. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock in the Billings Evangelical church with Rev. Vernon Curles of Springfield officiating. Burial was made in the Rose Hill cemetery under the direction of the Maples Funeral Home of Billings. (Christian County Republican, 20 October 1945). Contributed by Bill Goss.

Levan, Elona (Sanders) 10 Mar 1909 - 28 May 2003 CCH-N 11 Jun 2003

[Note: Daughter of Harry & Julie (  ) Sanders; married Edgar Levan 11 Feb 1902 - Jul 1969]

Elona Levan was born March 10, 1909, at Ava. She died May 28, 2003, at the Heart of the Ozarks Nursing Home in Ava. She was a housewife and mother.  Levan loved farm life, gardening and canning.  She was preceded in death by her husband Edgar; her parents Henry and Julie Sanders; four children, Lorene Keeton, Arlena Suskey, Raymond Levan and Vernon Levan; seven brothers and four sisters; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Survivors include three sons and their wives, Albert and Maxine, Davenport, Iowa, Melvin and Peggy, Arthur and Nancy, all of Ava, four daughters and their husbands, Irene and Bill Gulliver, Bolivar, Reba and Les Howe, Ozark, Ark., Joanna and Robert Lipsey, Campbell, and Arletta Dewhurst, Van Buren; one sister Mary Boehl, Bettendorf, Iowa, 28 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  She was saved and baptized, and was a member of Ava General Baptist Church. Services were at 10 a.m. June 2, in Mt. Tabor Church, near Ava, with the Revs. Oren Alcorn and Robert Roberts officiating. Burial was in Mt. Tabor Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

©Ozarks Newsstand 2003

Leverington, Dorothy (Bellflower) Coots DeCamp Wright 1 May 1922 - 6 Apr 1988 OH 14 Apr 1988

[Note: Daughter of Ernest & Pearl (  ) Bellflower; married ? Coots; married ? DeCamp; married 1948 Roy Wright 8 Dec 1904 - Jun 1974 ; married Jul 1975 Kenneth Leverington 1 Sep 1916 - Aug 1984]

Dorothy Wright Leverington, 65, of Rogersville, died April 6 in her home following a long illness. Services for Mrs. Leverington were held Saturday in Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville, with Lovell DeBusk officiating. Burial was in Panther Valley Cemetery. Mrs. Leverington was born May 1, 1922, in Henryetta, Oklahoma, to Ernest and Pearl Bellflower. She was a member of the Antioch Church of Christ. She was married to Roy Wright in 1948; he preceded her in death in 1974. She married Kenneth Leverington in July, 1975. He preceded her in death in 1984. Mrs. Leverington's survivors include four sons, Belvie Coots; Rogersville, Gideon DeCamp, Phoenix, Arizona, Kenneth Leverington, Springdale, Arkansas, and David Leverington, Red Level, Alabama; two daughters, Janice Horner, Springdale, Arkansas, and Sharon Neihart, Las Vegas, Nevada; two brothers, Lonnie Burgans, Springfield, Oregon, and John Estick, Patrick, South Carolina; two sisters, Ruby Homestead, St. Helens, Oregon, and Georgie Dexter, Long Grove, Oklahoma; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Lewellen, Lois E. (Arndt) 22 Feb 1949 - 27 Feb 1985  OH 18 Apr 1985 p11

[Note: Daughter of Curtis F. & Dorothy (Walker) Arndt; married Ross E. Lewellen]

Graveside services for Lois E. Lewellen, 36, New Orleans, La., were held April 17 at Springfield National Cemetery with the Rev. Leeroye Maples officiating. Burial was under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Mrs. Lewellen died as a result of a drowning in the Mississippi River on February 27. Her body was found April 3. A graduate of Nixa High School, she was a former resident of the Nixa and Springfield communities. Survivors include her husband, Gunnery Sgt. Ross E. of the U. S. Marine Corps; a son, Joshua, of the home; two daughters, Sherry and Melissa, both of the home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis F. Arndt, Highlandville; two brothers, Curtis Arndt, Indianapolis, Ind. and Carl Arndt, St. Charles; five sisters, Doris Owens, Colorado Springs, Jackie Nelson, Manitowoc, Wisc., Karen Anhalt, Cato, Wis., Joyce Linebaugh, Nixa and Janet Call, Reeds Spring.

Lewellen, Lula May (Ware) 1 Jan 1877 - 17 Aug 1931 CCR 27 Aug 1931 p8

[Note: Daughter of Morton & Mary (Moran) Ware; married 30 Dec 1900 Andrew C. Lewellen 1 Aug 1876 - 18 May 1952]

Lula May Lewellen was born Jan. 1, 1877, and departed this life at her home 14 miles northwest of Nixa Aug. 17, 1931, at the age of 54 years, 7 months and 17 days. She was married to Andrew C. Lewellen Dec. 30, 1900. To this union were born five children, one having preceded her in death. Those living are Mrs. Maurin Wilson of Arkansas, Cedric, Lloyd and Marie Alice of the home address. She leaves to mourn her going the husband and children, two sisters and two brothers, other relatives and many friends. She was a kind and loving mother and companion and will be missed by one and all. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 19, at the home with Rev. R.C. Harding officiating. Burial was made in the Delaware cemetery under the direction of Rasco Harding and Wilburn Maples Funeral Home.

Lewin, Ruth (Collins) 1898 - 10 Oct 1960 CCR 13 Oct 1960 p5

[Note: Daughter of Horace Porter & Daisy Bell (McGinnis) Collins; married Bert Jesse Lewin 8 Oct 1898 - 25 Sep 1987]

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Collins Lewin, 62, a former resident of Ozark and Springfield, who died at 2 a.m. Monday at her home in Sierra Madre, Calif., will be in California. A native of Christian County, Mrs. Lewin lived in Springfield for several years before moving to California about 30 years ago. She is survived by her husband, Bert; two sister, Mrs. Floy Bowler, 1034 South Florence, Springfield, and Mrs. George Wood of Carthage; and a brother, Horace Collins, Anaheim, Calif.

Lewis, Amanda (   ) Harrold 1873 - 18 Feb 1964 CCR 20 Feb 1964 p1

Mrs. Amanda Lewis, 90 of 1906 South Maryland, Springfield died at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday in the Kimbrough Rest Home. Mrs. Lewis was a member of the Christian Church in Richland, where she once lived. Survivors include a son, William I. Harrold, Richland; a daughter, Mrs. Cecile Davis, 1906 South Maryland, Springfield; two step-daughters, Mrs. Irene Cole of Dallas, and Mrs. Laverne Albauck of Richland, 10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 14 great-great grandchildren. Mrs. Ivan Coyle of Ozark is a granddaughter. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Christian Church of Richland. The Rev. Eugene Earp will officiate and burial will be in Freedom Cemetery under direction of Rainey.

Lewis, Anna Mae (Dunn) 31 Mar 1912 - 31 Mar 2007 CCH-N 18 Apr 2007

[Note: Daughter of Ralph & Ella Rose (Ingenthron) Dunn; married 15 Feb 1930 Dean Lewis]

Anna Mae Lewis, 95, of Rockaway Beach, passed away on March 31, 2007, at her residence. She was born March 31, 1912, at Forsyth, the daughter of  Ralph and Ella Rose (Ingenthron) Dunn. Anna Mae was a lifetime resident of Taney County. She married Dean Lewis on Feb. 15, 1930. To this union one son was born. Anna Mae worked along side her husband on the family farm. She worked over 40 years at the Merriam Company at Hotel Taneycomo at Rockaway Beach and 10 years at Fasco Industries in Ozark. Survivors include her son, David D. Lewis of Rockaway Beach, and special friends Brenda and Danny Neal and family, numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Dean Lewis, brothers W. J. "Bill" Dunn and Rev. Mitchell R. Dunn. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 3, 2007, at 2 p.m. at the Forsyth Whelchel Chapel. Visitation was held on Monday, April 2, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial was held at the Ozarks Memorial Park in Branson. In lieu on flowers, memorials may be made to the Forsyth Swam Cemetery or Walnut Shade Cemetery funds care of Forsyth Whelchel Chapel, P.O. Box 425, Forsyth, 65653.   ©Ozarks Newsstand 2007

Lewis, Charles 9 Apr 1859 - 17 Dec 1942 CCR 24 Dec 1942 p8

[Note: Son of Jake & ? (?) Lewis; married Nancy Jane Tucker 22 Dec 1861 - 9 Apr 1949]

Charles Lewis, 81, a resident of Christian County for more then 50 years, died Dec. 17, 1942, He was married to Nancy Jane Tucker who survived, and to this union were born ten children: five sons and five daughters; Survivors include Sammie of Bremerton, Wash., Wesley of Anthony Co., Kansas, Jake of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Dan of San Francisco, CA, Mrs. Tilda Whitlock of Highlandville, Mrs. Grace Winslow of Sparta, and Iva Mooney of Sparta, Mrs. Stella Vaughn of Sacramento, CA, Mrs. Myrtle Newberry of Kansas City,  one son Riley of Ozark who preceded him in death in 1940, other survivors include a brother Jim Lewis of Sparta, a sister Mrs. Cynthia Wilkerson, of Joplin, 41 grandchildren and 62 great-grandchildren. Thursday, December 24, 1942    Christian County Republican. Contributed by Clara Jaramillo.

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Lewis, Charles 9 Apr 1859 - 17 Dec 1942 CCR 31 Dec 1942 p1

We wish to thank all our friends and neighbors for their kindness and help during the illness and death of our beloved father, Charles Lewis. We deeply appreciate every kind deed and thought. Nancy Jane Lewis and children.

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Lewis, Charles 9 Apr 1859 - 17 Dec 1942 CCR 24 Dec 1942 p8

Charley Lewis, 81, a resident of Christian county for more than 50 years, died Dec. 17, 1942. He was married to Nancy Jane Tucker, who survives, and to this union were born ten children, five sons and five daughters. Survivors include Sammie of Bremerton, WA, Wesley of Anthony, KS, Jake of Tahlequah, OK, Dan of San Francisco, Mrs. Tilda Whitlock of Highlandville, Mrs. Grace Winslow and Mrs. Iva Mooney of Sparta, Mrs. Stella Vaughn of Sacramento, CA, and Mrs. Myrtle Newberry of Kansas City. One son, Riley, of Ozark, preceded him in death in 1940. Other survivors include a brother, Jim Lewis of Sparta, a sister, Mrs. Cynthia Wilkerson of Joplin, 41 grandchildren and 62 great grandchildren.

 

Lewis, Charles Audie 10 Aug 1940 - 14 Apr 2006  SN-L 16 Apr 2006

[Note: Son of Adron & Nellie (  ) Lewis; married 7 Aug 1980 Sharon Kay Robinson]

Charles Audie Lewis, age 65, went to meet his Lord on April 14, 2006, after a long and courageous battle with heart disease. He was born August 10, 1940, in Hinsboro, Illinois, to Nellie and Adron Lewis. He was united in marriage with Sharon Kay Robinson on August 7, 1980. Charles joined the United States Air Force four days after graduation where he served as a radar operator until 1961. Charles was then employed as a pressman for the Springfield News-Leader for 36 years until his health forced him to retire in 1997. He loved serving his church, West Finley Baptist Church, where he was a trustee. Charles had a great sense of humor and spent many hours in his shop lovingly working with wood. He could make anything out of wood, but his favorite was making toys for children. He specialized in unique wooden trains and gave hundreds of them to children. His toys have been given across the United States Canada, and Uganda, Africa. Charles was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Junior; and son, Charles Scott. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Lewis of Springfield; four sisters, Sue and Mary Lewis of Illinois; Patricia Kirk of Ash Grove, Lucy Foust of Texas; his daughters, Pam and husband, Alvin Beasley, of Everton, Lisa and husband, Todd Wolny, of Naples, Florida, Colette and husband, Bob Long, of Nixa; son, Brian and wife, Sara Lewis, of Springfield; six grandchildren, Janette Belcher, Chrystal Meier, Brandon Long, Bradley Long, Bryce Long and Lars Wolny; and many other family and friends. A celebration of his life and love will be held at West Finley Baptist Church, Fordland, Mo., on Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at 12 p.m. noon under the direction of ThiemeShadel Funeral Service at Rivermonte. Burial with full military honors will be held following the service at 2 p.m. at Missouri Veteran's Cemetery, Springfield, Mo. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 17, 2006, at the funeral home, 4500 S. Lone Pine, Springfield, MO 65804. Online personal condolences may be made at www.thieme-shadel.com.

 

Lewis, Charley L. 7 Jul 1888 - 8 Sep 1968  CCR 12 Sep 1968 p8

[Note: all other records give middle initial as L.; married Maude Melton 14 Aug 1889 - 12 Aug 1961]

Charley M. Lewis, 80, of Spokane, died at 3:10 a.m. Sunday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield. A native of Taney County, Mr. Lewis was a longtime resident of Spokane. Surviving are a son, Clarence, Springfield; four daughters, Mrs. Bessie Tate, Chestnut Ridge, Mrs. Mary E. Weatherman, Galena, Mrs. Walcie Stewart, Spokane. and Mrs. Flossie Holt,. Reeds Spring; 20 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Baptist Church in Spokane with the Rev. Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial was in Spokane Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark.

 

Lewis, Clarence 8 Jun 1923 - 3 Aug 2006 SN-L 4 Aug 2006 & AFH 16 Aug 2006

[Note: Son of Charley L. & Maude (Melton) Lewis; married 18 Sep 1944 Cumma Hopper]

Clarence Lewis, age 83, of Ozark, passed away in his home Thursday, August 3, 2006. He was born June 8, 1923, in Pawnee, Oklahoma, the youngest of seven children of Charley and Maude (Melton) Lewis. On September 18, 1944, he and Cumma Hopper were united in marriage. Mr. Lewis was self employed as an over the road truck driver. Survivors include: His wife, Cumma; three children, Ron Lewis, of the home, Donna Doty and husband, Buck, Nixa, and Sherry Campbell, Nixa; two grandchildren, Sean Campbell and wife, Rae, and Christy Doty, all of Nixa; two great-grandchildren, Kylie Doty and Jaden Campbell; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Jackie, six brothers and sisters, and his parents. Visitation will be on Sunday, August 6, from noon until 2 p.m. in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home, with Pastor Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial will be in Spokane Cemetery.

 

Lewis, Clell Charles 27 Dec 1929 - 23 Aug 1979 OH 30 Aug 1979 pB2

[Note: Son of George Riley & Maud May (McGinnis) Lewis]

Charles C. Lewis, 49 of Gastonia, N. C., brother of Mrs. Pearl Workman and Mrs. Bessie Selden, both of Ozark, died Aug 23 in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Columbia, S. C. Services were held last Sunday in Gastonia with military graveside rites in a Gastonia Cemetery.

 

Lewis, Cleo 1915 - June 2005  SN-L 16 Jun 2005

Cleo Lewis, age 89, of Nixa, passed away Tuesday, in her home. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 19, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. before the service. Private burial will be in Philibert Cemetery, Kimberling City.

 

Lewis, Clifford 29 Oct 1911 - 22 Jun 1956        CCR 28 Jun 1956 p1

[Note: Son of Charles L. & Maude (Melton) Lewis]

Funeral services for Clifford Lewis, 44 of Spokane, Mo., who died Friday, June 22 at St. Johns Hospital, Springfield, after an illness of 11 days, were held Tuesday, June 26, at the Spokane Baptist Church, with Rev. Fate Montgomery officiating. Burial was in Spokane Cemetery under direction of Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. Survivors include three children, Beverly Ann, Ray Eugene and Janith Ruth; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lewis of Spokane; two brothers, Fred and Clarence Lewis of Spokane and four sisters, Mrs. Bessie Tate of Chestnutridge; Mrs. Walcie Stewart and Mrs. Flossie Holt of Spokane and Mrs. Mary Ellen Weatherman of Anaheim, Calif.

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Lewis, Clifford 29 Oct 1911 - 22 Jun 1956 CCR 28 Jun 1956 p1

Clifford Lewis, 44, of Spokane. Died early Friday at St. John’s Hospital after a lingering illness. He is survived by two daughters, Beverly Ann and Janice Ruth and a son, Roy Eugene, all of the home; two brothers, Fred and Clarence, of Spokane; four sisters, Mrs. Bessie Tate of Chestnut Ridge, Mrs. Wallice Stewart, of Spokane, Mrs. Flossie Holt of Spokane and Mrs. Mary Ellen Weatherman of Anaheim, Calif., and his parents, Mr.  and Mrs. Charley Lewis of Spokane. Funeral arrangements will be under direction of Chaffin of Ozark. Saturday, June 23, 1956  Springfield, Mo. Leader- Press

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Lewis, Clifford 29 Oct 1911 - 22 Jun 1956

Funeral services for Clifford Lewis, 44, of Spokane, who died Friday in St. John’s Hospital after a lingering illness will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Spokane Church, the Rev. Fate Montgomery officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery under direction of Chaffin of Ozark. Monday, June 25, 1956 Springfield, Mo. Leader-Press Contributed by Woody Franklin.

 

Lewis, Clyde E. “Jack” 16 Feb 1896 - 20 Apr 1971 CCR 22 Apr 1971 p4

[Note: married Elizabeth K. Starks 29 May 1899 - 24 Feb 1984]

C. E. “Jack” Lewis, 75, of Rogersville, died Tuesday afternoon at a doctor’s office in Rogersville after a long illness. He was a retired farmer and a World War I veteran. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth; two sons, Jack Lewis of Rogersville and George Lewis, employed by the U. S. government in Vietnam; and a sister, Mrs. Pearl Layton of Sparta. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Marsh of Rogersville.

Lewis, Dan Charles 14 Jan 1897 - 4 Apr 1982 OH 15 Apr 1982 p9

[Note: Son of Charles & Nancy Jane (Tucker) Lewis; married 1920 Lydia Rose Newberry 20 Dec 1903 - 29 Oct 1977]

Funeral services for Dan C. Lewis, 85, were held April 7, at the Springfield National Cemetery in Springfield. Services were conducted by Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw. He died April 4 at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, in Columbia, following an illness of several months. Mr. Lewis was born near Ozark on Jan. 14, 1897, the son of Charley and Nancy Tucker Lewis. He grew up in Christian County, and on Aug. 13, 1917, he enlisted in the United States Army. He spent the summer of 1918 on the Western Front in France during World War I, a member of the 11th Infantry Battalion, of the 5th Infantry Division. On Oct. 16, 1918, he was wounded in action during the Mues-Argonne offensive - the last major battle of World War I. He was in an Army hospital in France when the Armistice was signed just one month later. Following his discharge from the Army on Jan,. 21, 1919, he returned to Christian County. In 1920, he was united in marriage to Lydia Newberry, and they made their home near Ozark. His wife preceded him in death in October of 1978. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Juanita Owsley, Cross Timbers; two sisters, Mrs. Stella Vaughn, Sacramento, Cal., and Myrtle Newberry, Kansas City, Kan.; seven grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

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Lewis, Dan Charles 1896 - 4 Apr 1982 OH 9 Apr 1982 p2

Graveside services for Dan C. Lewis, 85, Cross Timbers, were held April 7 in Springfield National Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw. Mr. Lewis died April 4 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Columbia after a short illness. Born and raised near Ozark, he was an Army veteran of World War I. Survivors include his daughter, Mrs. Juanita Owsley, Cross Timbers; two sisters, Mrs. Stella Vaughn, Sacramento, Calif. and Mrs. Myrtle Newberry, Kansas City, Kan.; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

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Lewis, Dan Charles 14 Jan 1897 - 4 Apr 1982 SN-L 5 Apr 1982

Graveside services for Dan C. Lewis, 85, Cross Timbers, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Springfield National Cemetery, Arrangements are under the direction of Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw.  Mr. Lewis died Sunday evening at the Veteran Administration Hospital, Columbia after a short illness. Born and raised near Ozark, he was an Army veteran of World War 1, His wife, Lydia Newberry Lewis died in 1978, in 1981 he moved to his daughter's  residence in Cross Timbers.  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Juanita Owsley of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Stella Vaughn, Sacramento, Calif, and Mrs. Myrtle Newberry, Kansas City, Kan: seven Grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. {April 5, 1982 Springfield News Leader} Contributed by Clara Jaramillo.

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