Sunday, August 28, 2016

Joshua West

(From Housh-Goodwin Funeral Home)

Mr. Joshua Gernie West, 38, of Reeds, Missouri formerly of Houston, Texas departed life suddenly on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at his home.

Joshua entered this life on January 18, 1978 in Houston, Texas. A few years ago he relocated to Reeds, Missouri to live with his extended family, Pam and Stanley Jones. He worked for years as a handyman.

Joshua is survived by his mother, Elizabeth West of Houston, Texas; his brother, Jordan West also of Houston, Texas; his aunts and uncles, Aunt Leslie and Uncle Jerry Payne, Aunt Melinda and Uncle Walter Stavinoha, and Aunt Darlene and Uncle Stephen McGee; several cousins, Heather, Ashley, Taylor, Thomas, Samantha, Stephen, Charlie, Caitland, Levi and their families; as well as a host of other family and friends.

A memorial gathering will be Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Housh-Goodwin Funeral Home is Sarcoxie, Missouri. On line condolences may be sent to the family through our website Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Housh-Goodwin Funeral Home, Sarcoxie, Missouri.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Charlotte Eveland

(From Hedge-Lewis-Goodwin Funeral Home)

Charlotte J. Eveland, age 72 of Webb City, Missouri passed away Thursday August 25, 2016 following an illness.

She was born February 10, 1944 in Muskegon, Michigan to Wayne and Maxine (Adams) Miller.

Charlotte worked for the former Self Serve Convenience Store in Carterville, Missouri as well as for Wal Mart in Grove, Oklahoma and Seneca Cayuga Casino.

She married Ronald Eveland on January 15, 1971 in Miami, Oklahoma, and he survives. She is also survived by four sons, Terry Blackburn and wife Sherry, Cherokee, Oklahoma, Ray Parker and wife Jennifer, Carl Junction, Missouri, Ronald Eveland, Webb City, Missouri, Walter Eveland and wife Jeni, Waco, Missouri; two daughters, Raelen Smart and husband Roy, Gainesville, Missouri, Shannon Coulson, Joplin, Missouri; two sisters, Walene Sharp and husband Gary, Carterville, Missouri, Susan Johnson and husband Dale, Joplin, Missouri; 24 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Stacy Parker, one brother, John Miller, and one sister, Charlene Phillips.

Memorial services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday August 31, 2016 at the Hedge-Lewis-Goodwin Funeral Home with Denny Carver officiating. Inurnment will follow at a later date.

Aroura Chavez

(From Ozark Funeral Home)

Aroura Lynn Chavez, 3 month old infant daughter of Matthew Chavez and Jessica Hare of Goodman, Missouri, entered this life on May 20, 2016, in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. She passed into the loving arms of Jesus on Wednesday morning, August 24, 2016.

Aroura is survived by her parents, Matthew Chavez and Jessica Hare; her twin brother, Kalen Chavez; maternal grandparents, Frances and John Hare of Goodman, Missouri; paternal grandparents, Elena and Patrick Tyree of Bentonville, Arkansas; maternal grandmothers, Janette Brown of the state of Texas and Delores McNutt of the state of Tennessee; paternal great grandmother, Robin Garza of Bentonville; two aunts, Angela Fagan and Elizabeth Chavez; two uncles, Michael Hare and Aaron Tyree; as well as a host of other family.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, September 2, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery near Neosho, Missouri, with Pastor Bob Holloway officiating. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our website, Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Missouri.

Tom Gilbreath

(From Ulmer Funeral Home)

Thomas “Tom” Gilbreath passed away August 19, 2016 in Springfield, Missouri. Tom was born December 22, 1954 in Carthage, Missouri to William O. and Irene Garrison Gilbreath. Tom was a lifetime Carthage resident and raised beef cattle. He also owned and operated Carthage Pump Supply, recently retired.

Tom was united in marriage to Barbara Dodd on March 9, 1974 at the First United Methodist Church in Joplin, Missouri; she survives. Tom is survived by two brothers, Frank Gilbreath and Wes Gilbreath and wife Janice, two nieces, three nephews, six great nieces and one great nephew. Memorial services will be held at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Carthage, Missouri at a later date.

Contributions may be made to the Margaret Grove Scholarship Fund, the Mark Gilbreath Scholarship Fund or St. Ann’s School in care of Ulmer Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.

Charles Swafford

(From Knell Mortuary)

Charles M. Swafford, 53, Carthage, MO passed away, Wednesday morning, August 24, 2016 at his home. Charles Marvin Swafford was born July 13, 1963 in Carthage, MO to Charles Alvin Swafford and Betty Lou (Lasiter) Swafford. He was a graduate of Carthage Senior High School, Class of 1982. Charles married Lori Ann Huddleston on July 29, 1989 in Carthage, she survives. He most recently worked as a CNA for Carthage Health and Rehab. Charles was a member of the Grand Ave Church of God, Carthage.

Survivors include his wife; Lori Swafford, Carthage, three sons; Jonathan Fierro, Carthage, Ryan (wife MaRissa), Carthage, Logan Swafford, Carthage, three sisters; Judy (husband Martin) Bland, Jasper County, MO, Janel (husband Mike) Gunn, Carterville, MO, Janese Johnson, Carthage, and three grandchildren; Zoey Fierro, Seth Swafford, and Mollie Swafford.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services will be held at a later date in Park Cemetery, Carthage. Online condolences may be expressed through Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary.

Jack Jones

(From Konantz Warden Funeral Home)

Curtis Leroy “Jack” Jones was born on February 11, 1921 to Claude W. and Sarah Opal Jones in Knob Noster, Missouri. 

Jack spent most of his 95 plus years in Barton County attending Anderson rural school until the 8th grade. In 1941 he married Alma Seay and began to farm on his own near Milford. They had one son, Richard, born in 1944. Jack loved travel, new experiences and “figuring things out.” He was indeed a “Jack of all trades.” Four summers they followed the wheat harvest from Texas to North Dakota with Aunt Alma cooking for the crew. He worked some as a dairy helper in Oklahoma and Arkansas. He also sheared sheep and could finish 72 in a day “without a nick.” In 1956 he bought 60 acres on KK highway and began to work for Owens Service Station. Later he bought the Conoco Station on 160, He also raised rabbits commercially for Pel-Freez out of Arkansas. After selling the station in 1960, he worked for Lewis LP Gas for six years. From 1966 until his retirement he worked for Superior Supply in Joplin. They moved to Joplin during that period; then, back to Lamar in 1991. Jack loved to travel. He and Alma drove to Alaska to visit Richard’s family several summers.

Once Jack and Richard rode from here to Fairbanks on their motorcycles. They also enjoyed “snowbirding” in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas with many good friends. He enjoyed square dancing, bluegrass and gospel music, fishing, playing cards with anyone willing to try.
Jack was a lifetime member of Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church serving several years as Sunday School Superintendent in his younger years. Jack was the second of eight children in his family and the only boy! Four sisters preceded him in death: Madeline Phipps, Alma Reaves, Mary Williams and Wanda Jones. His son Richard died in December 2014 and his wife Alma in March 2015. They were married 73 ½ years. Jack is survived by his daughter-in-law Shirley Jones of Fairbanks, Alaska; two Granddaughters Marcie Jones and Stacie Ryman; one grandson Austin Ryman. Also surviving are three sisters: Olive Pyatt and Reba Simmons of Lamar and Sarah White of Boerne, Texas; and 24 living nieces and nephews.

Service Information
Saturday, August 27th, 2016, 10:00am
Lee Howard officiating
Konantz Warden Funeral Home
1301 Gulf St
Lamar, MO

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Steve Williams

(From Daniel Funeral Home)

Steven Wayne Williams, age 58, of Lamar, passed away Thursday morning, August 25, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family.
     Steve was born July 23, 1958, in Smithville, Missouri, one of the five children of Woodford and Wanda (White) Williams.  At a young age, he moved with his family to Mindenmines and graduated from Liberal High School in 1976.  Steve then joined the Army National Guard and proudly served his country for 20 years.  In addition, he worked for 30 years at O’Sullivan Industries.  When the plant closed in 2007, Steve hired on at Leggett & Platt, working in Carthage until ill health forced his retirement in April 2016.
     On June 4, 1999, at Las Vegas, Nevada, Steve married his best friend, Linda Kay Howerton and they made wonderful memories bowling, fishing, and camping together.  Steve was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs fan and enjoyed any movie, as long as John Wayne was in it.  His greatest joy came from the fellowship of good friends and time spent with family, especially his grandchildren.
     Survivors include his wife, Linda, of the home; three daughters, Tina (Gary) Stauffer, Belton, Missouri, Aubrey Williams & companion, Robert Hada, Nevada, Missouri; and Audrey (Matthew) Hart, Sheldon, Missouri; a brother, David Williams & Ann, Lamar; three sisters, Pat (Charles) Burr and Linda (Keith) Franklin, all of Lamar, and Juanita (Mike) Boyd, state of Virginia; and four grandchildren, Trinten and Ethan Stauffer, Jeremy Knowlton, and Emma Hada.  Steve was preceded in death by his parents and an uncle, Tom Williams.
     Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, August 27th at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until service time Saturday.