Sunday, December 4, 2016

Shirley Hemphill

(From Derfelt Funeral Home)

Shirley Louise Hemphill, age 85 of rural Columbus, passed away at her home on Saturday, December 3, 2016.

Shirley was born on November 3, 1931 in Tucson, AZ to the union of Homer Goodrich and Yapp (Bertie) Goodrich. She graduated from Columbus High School with the Class of 1949.

Shirley had worked at Eagle Picher in Data Processing, but spent most of her adult life as a housewife, caring for the home and for her children. She enjoyed reading and writing, and was a member of the Center Christian Church.

She was united in marriage with Earl D. Hemphill on October 21, 1951 in Commerce, OK. He survives.

Additional survivors include one son, Steven Hemphill of Columbus; one daughter, Janiece Hemphill of Carl Junction, MO; two brothers, John Goodrich of Joplin, MO, and Bob Goodrich of Miami, OK; three grandchildren, Christopher Hughes (wife, Moriah) of Joplin, Cole Hughes (wife, Traci) of Carl Junction, and Nathan Mangile (wife, Kim) of Tahlequah, OK; and seven great-grandchildren, Bo Hughes, Taylor Hughes, Ethan Hughes, Morgan Hughes, Lydia Schroder, and Jeffrey Schroeder, and Alexander Mangile.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Mark Allen Hemphill Sr.; an infant sister, Sara Goodrich, and one granddaughter, Audrey Hughes.

The funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Center Christian Church. 3150 SW Center Road, Columbus, KS. Pastor Mike Jones will officiate. Visitation will take place at the church one hour before the service, beginning at 9:30 AM. Following the service, Shirley will be taken for cremation under the care of Derfelt’s Baxter Chapel. Online condolences may be expressed at

Clyde Jones

(From Ozark Funeral Home)

Mr. Clyde Jones, 79, formerly of Southwest City, Missouri peacefully departed this life Friday, November 25, 2016 at the Seneca House in Seneca, Missouri to go be with his heavenly Father.

Clyde entered this life on April 6, 1937 in Southwest City, Missouri to the late Raymond W. and Ester M. (Terrill) Jones. On November 15, 1957 he was united in marriage to Rosemary Wahleithner and to this union six children were born. Clyde enjoyed working on cars and fishing. He was known as a shade tree mechanic and would help anyone out with their car for no charge.

He was preceded in death by 2 sons, a daughter and 4 brothers.

Clyde is survived by his wife Rosemary of 59 years, three daughters; Sara Harmon and husband Darrell of Cushing, OK, Debra Forbes and husband Hayes Edward II, of Fairland, OK and Sandra Rackley of Neosho, a brother; Ivan Jones of Anderson, MO, two sisters: Mary Cochran of Anderson and Linda Grohler of Shell Knob, MO, 14 grandchildren, a multiple great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren as well as a host of other family and friends.

No services are planned at this time. 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 Southwest City, Missouri.

Nancy Cooper

(From Ozark Funeral Home)

Nancy Louise Cooper, 73, of Goodman, Missouri went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at her residence with her loving family by her side.

She was born on October 24, 1943 in Minden Louisiana, to Nathan and Mable (Wilkerson) Crittendon. Nancy married the love of her life, Robert Cooper on April 2, 1992 and just recently renewed their vows to each other on October 23, 2016 at Let Faith Arise Church in Anderson, Missouri. She was a homemaker, enjoyed sewing, cooking, fishing and crafting. She was a member of the Let Faith Arise Church in Anderson, Missouri. Nancy cherished time spent with her family.

Nancy was preceded in death by her father, Nathan Crittendon; three children, Sidney Tweedy, George Tweedy, Leatha Louise Tweedy and five siblings.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Cooper of the home; her mother, Mable Hendricks of Benton, Louisiana; three children, Kenny Tweedy and wife, Carol of Seneca, Missouri, Edward Tweedy and wife, Christy of Anderson, Missouri, Maria Taylor and husband, Casey of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; daughter-in-law, Ellen Tweedy of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two sisters, Rebecca Burson of Benton, Louisiana and Carol Kuykendall of Wright City, Oklahoma; 20 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; as well as a host of other family and friends who will dearly miss Nancy.

Funeral services for Nancy Louise Cooper will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, December 1, 2016 in the Anderson Chapel of the Ozark Funeral Homes. Pastor Edward Tweedy and Pastor Kenny Tweedy will officiate. Burial will follow the service in the Butler Creek in Sulphur Springs, Arkansas. Visitation will held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at the Anderson Chapel of the Ozark Funeral Homes. The family will receive friends at this time.

Joann Dykes

(From Daniel Funeral Home)

Joann Dykes, age 82, of Lamar, passed away Friday, December 2, 2016, at Barton County Memorial Hospital.

Joann was born January 13, 1934, in Cassville, Missouri, the first of the three daughters of Lee and Ruth (Carson) Baker.

On July 3, 1952, at Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Joann married Henry Dykes. Henry and Joann owned and operated the Sears Catalog Store in Stockton, Missouri for many years. In 1988 they moved to Lamar where Joann was a clerk at Snooper’s on the square as well as a knowledgeable and pleasant tour guide at the Truman Birthplace. Never meeting a stranger, Joann enjoyed the friendships fostered through her years as an Avon representative. Her ready smile and warm countenance was an encouragement to many. She cherished time spent with family and was an eager and loving babysitter whenever there was a need. She had been an active part of Lamar Family Ministries Center.

After sharing 53 years together, Henry passed away December 29, 2005. Joann was also preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Ruth Baker and an infant sister, Mary Dean Baker.

Survivors include a son, Gary (Paula) Dykes, Lamar; two daughters, Lisa (Greg) Evans and Debbie (Jerry) Glover, Lamar; a sister, Donna (Cy) King, Stockton, Missouri; nine grandchildren, Amanda (Dustin) Osborne, Stacy Glover & Melanie, Austin Glover & Megan, Lindsay Edwards, Christina (Kyle) James, Christopher Dykes, Zachary Dykes, Susan Conner, and Joel Evans; nine great-grandchildren, Noah, Bailey, Isabel, Hailey, Aidan, Greyson, Kyler, Ryker, and Aria; her faithful dog, Scruffy; and a large extended family.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 5th at Lamar Family Ministries Center. Burial will be in Howell Cemetery south of Milford, Missouri.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. Sunday at Daniel Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

Brenda Miller

(From Daniel Funeral Home)

Brenda Sue Miller, age 36, of Lamar, Missouri died Monday, November 28, 2016 at Good Shepherd Nursing Center, Lockwood, Missouri after a battle with cancer.

Brenda was born August 7, 1980 in Lamar, Missouri to Wendell E. Carter and Julie Anne (Heathman) Carter. She graduated Golden City High School in 1998 and attended college. On February 1, 1999, she married Lee Miller at Taberville, Missouri and together they had two children.

Brenda worked as a clerk at the Golden City Utility office and had worked at Lamar Head Start and J & W. Trailers. She attended Golden City First Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband of 17 years, Lee Miller; one son, Dakota Miller and one daughter, Megan Miller all of the home; her father, Wendell Carter, Lamar, Missouri; one brother, Brian Carter, Lamar, Missouri; one sister, Christi and husband David Little, Nevada, Missouri; grandfather Bill Heathman and wife Mary. Preceding her in death were her mother, Julie Anne Carter, paternal grandparents, Clarence and Janell Carter and maternal grandmother, Mary Heathman.

Service will be 2:00 pm Friday, December 2, 2016 at Golden City First Christian Church.

The family will receive friends 6:00 to 7:00 pm Thursday at Daniel Funeral Home.

Contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

Derrick Larimore

(From Hedge-Lewis-Goodwin Funeral Home)

Derrick Larimore, age 48 Joplin, Missouri passed away Monday November 28, 2016 following a sudden illness.

He was born December 31, 1967 in Kansas City, Missouri to Jerry and Trina (Gibbs) Larimore.

Derrick worked at G I Sportz in Neosho, Missouri for 14 years, most recently as a shipping clerk.

He married Wanda Basinger on October 17, 2011 and she survives of the home. He is also survived by one brother, Jason Larimore; two half-brothers, Jerry Larrimore Jr., Michael Larimore; four step sons, Braden Farrokhian, Eric Farrokhian, Dustin Farrokhian, David Farrokhian; one step daughter Cheyann Farrokhian, and one step grandson, Jayden Farrokhian.

Derrick was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Connie Larimore, one half-brother, Myrl Larimore, and one half-sister, Vicky Larimore.

No formal services will be held at this time.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Hedge-Lewis-Goodwin Funeral Home Webb City, Missouri

Mildred Thompson

(From Hedge-Lewis-Goodwin Funeral Home)

Mildred Kay Thompson, age 62 of Pineville, Missouri passed away Thursday December 1, 2016 following several months of declining health.

Kay was born April 28 1954 in Long Beach, California to John and Marzee (Dowdy) Barnett.

She married Alfred Thompson on May 13, 1972 and he preceded her in death on August 2, 2014. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one step daughter, Stephanie Thompson, one brother, Sonny Barnett, and three sisters, Betty Stone, Shirley Turnage, and Pudden Sanderson.

Kay is survived by two daughters, Angela Garner and Michelle Thompson; one brother, Jack Barnett; three sisters, Sheila Vanzandt, Johnny Turnage, Jane Curry; five grandchildren and one great grandchild.

She was very family oriented and was the peace keeper. She enjoyed cooking and sewing.

The family will conduct a memorial service at a later date.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Hedge-Lewis-Goodwin Funeral Webb City, Missouri.