Monday, December 17, 2018

Reena Eberle

(From White Funeral Home)

Reena Eberle, 58 of Pineville Missouri, passed away on November 10, 2018. She was born June 27, 1960, to Dallas DeWitt and Ruby (Wise) Cargile in Aurora, Missouri.

In 1981, Reena married Brett Eberle and had one child Shandy and thru life they remained steadfast friends. Later in life Reena met Donald Feckner and Sheydell and Sheyenne were born. Reena was immensely proud of her children, family and lived life to the fullest. She had a vast love for animals, hunting and fishing. She is known for being a true friend. While we look back at Reena's life and love for the Lord we are reminded: The lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those crushed in spirit.

Survivors include her mother Ruby Cargile, of Pineville; her sister, Teena (Mark) Stewart, of Pineville; her brother, Greg (Midge) DeWitt, of Pineville; her children, Shandy Eberle, of Waco, Texas, Sheyenne Feckner, of Gossel, Kansas, and Shaydell Feckner, Walton, Kansas. Also included are Helen Eberle, Brett Eberle and Donald Feckner. The very best remember when’s are made by very special friends

Reena was preceded in death by infant brother Jack and Bill Cargile.

A private family gathering and burial will be held at a later date.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the White Funeral Home and Crematory, Cassville, Missouri


Sunday, December 16, 2018

James Gess

(From Mason-Woodard Mortuary)

James Marvin Gess, age 88, of Joplin, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at National Health Care in Joplin.

Mr. Gess, son of the late James and Mamie Rebah (Gaddy) Gess, was born on June 18, 1930 in Bend, Or. Marvin was raised and grew up working in the woods and timber in Oregon. He worked alongside his grandfather and uncle at a young age. The family later moved to Idaho due to health reasons and opened the family restaurant in Fruitland named the Purple Sage CafĂ©. In 1952 Marvin enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he honorably and proudly served his country for 31 years retiring in 1982. 

On June 17, 1959 in Caldwell, Or, he was united in marriage to Elnora Green. Elnora then became the wife of an active military man where together they were stationed in various areas including California and Japan. In 1982, Marvin retired to Joplin to be closer to his family. He and Elnora enjoyed many years of traveling all over North America and to the east and west coast to visit family. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting and watching old westerns.

Survivors include his wife, Elnora Gess, of Joplin, Mo; two nieces, Jamie Ross, of Florida and Amber Gess of Carthage, Mo; six nephews, James P. Gess, Ronnie Gess, Gerald (Andy) Gess, all of Joplin, MO, Dustin Gess, of McCune, Ks, Darren L. Gess, of Vanita, Ok, and Joshua Gess, of Carthage, Mo; one sister-in-law, Jenna Gess, of Carthage; and one cousin, Marjorie Jordon, of Elizabeth, La; and numerous nieces and nephews he loved dearly. In addition to his parents, Marvin was preceded in death by one brother, Gerald Ray Gess.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday December 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mason-Woodard Mortuary in Joplin. Burial will follow at the Osborne Cemetery in Joplin. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until service time on Thursday, December 20th at the mortuary.

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Walter Proctor

(From Ozark Funeral Home)

Walter William Proctor, 57 years old of Goodman, Missouri departed this life on Friday, December at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri.

Walter entered this life on January 14, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Daniel Warren and Margaret Eva (Boettcher) Proctor. He had lived many years is in Chicago before moving to Goodman in 2007. Walter enjoyed cartoon art, playing darts and jewelry. He was a loving father, grandfather, uncle and great uncle.

Walter is survived by a daughter; Michelle Matthews and husband Johnathan of Goodman, MO, a brother Daniel W. Proctor Sr. of Galesburg, IL, a sister Marge Daniels of Louisiana, four grandchildren; Annette and Mildred Addimando, Amber Proctor and Scott Jones, Jr., a nephew; Daniel Proctor, Jr. and fiancé Tiffany, a niece; Jessica Proctor and his animals; Demon, Frosty, Babygirl, Walker, Duncan, Co Co, Mama, Patches, Diamond, Sandy, and Baby as well as a host of other family and friends who will dearly miss Walter.

The family will receive friends from 10 until 12 noon Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at the Ozark Funeral Home in Goodman, Missouri. 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.


Bill Hale

(From Ozark Funeral Home)

Mr. William E. “Bill” Hale, 76, of Tiff City, Missouri, departed this life on Saturday, December 15, 2018, at his residence.

Bill entered this life on August 1, 1942, in Baltimore, Maryland, son of the late Harvey and Mabel Hale. He moved with his family to Florida in 1955. For the last thirty years he has resided in Tiff City, Missouri, where he owned and operated Whippoorwill Camp Ground and Body Shop.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Pam Hale; and a sister, Alice Corbin.

Bill is survived by two brothers, Harvey Hale, Jr. and wife, Mary, of Eustis, Florida and Gary Hale and wife, Sandy, of Leesburg, Florida.

No formal services will be held at this time. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Missouri.


Colleena Nimsick

(From Housh-Goodwin Funeral Home)

Mrs. Colleena Joyce Nimsick, 88, of Sarcoxie, Missouri, departed this life on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Mercy Hospital, Carthage, Missouri.

Colleena entered this life on July 22, 1930 in Sarcoxie, Missouri. She was a 1948 graduate of Sarcoxie High School. On October 14, 1949 she was united in marriage to Edmond J. Nimsick, and together they shared fifty-one years, until his passing in 2000. In 1950 she and Edmond purchased their farm, in which she resided for more than sixty-eight years. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed working on the farm, and did so until recently as well as spending time with family and friends and her little dog “Mollie”. Colleena was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Sarcoxie.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sister, Paulette Cooper.

Colleena is survived by her sons, Bill Nimsick (Carol) of Rogersville, Missouri and Bob Nimsick of Carthage, Missouri; one grandson, Joseph Nimsick (Jennifer); great grandchildren, Jake and Leah Nimsick; siblings, Bob Osborn of Pierce City, Missouri, Anna Lee Tillock and Marie Barnes, both of Sarcoxie, Missouri; several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other family and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial for Colleena will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, December 18, 2018, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Sarcoxie with Father Matthew Rehrauer officiating. Interment will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Housh-Goodwin Funeral Home Chapel with Rosary service to follow. 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.


Joe Mitchell

(From Mason-Woodard Mortuary)

Joseph R. Mitchell, age 54 of Joplin, Mo. passed away on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Freeman Hospital following an illness.

Joe was born on September 21, 1964 in Joplin, the son of Buddie and Quana Sue (Hood) Mitchell. He has been a life-long area resident, Joe graduated from Parkwood High School in 1983. He worked at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery for several years, later he owned and operated Big Boys Lawn Care for many years until he retired. Joe was a member of the Laborers Local 319 and was a Union Laborer for 15 years, he, along with his father, was a member of the Masonic Lodge #335. Joe was an avid deer hunter, bagging his 10-point buck on the Hood Family Farm.

He is survived by his parents, his step-son, Soliman McCoy; his loving dog, Buddy; and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at the Mason-Woodard Chapel. Burial will follow at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends during a time of visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.


Saturday, December 15, 2018

Tiny Grooms

(From Parker Mortuary)

Anna Mae ‘Tiny” Grooms, age 88 of Carl Junction, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Joplin.

She was born on December 27, 1929 in Hallowell, Kansas, to the late Jesse James Fast and Sarah Elizabeth Ward Fast.

Tiny married Raymond Richard Grooms on September 22, 1948 in Oswego, Kansas, and he preceded her in death on September 18, 1991.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Alberta Wiley; and two very close friends, Thelma Theile and Norma Gallupe.

Along with her husband, Ray, they owned and operated Ray's Radio and T.V. She then worked for Motorola and LaBarge in Joplin. Before retiring, she worked for Oxford Health Services. She and her husband, were members of the Skirts and Shirts Square dance Club. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan.

Survivors include three sons, Terry Grooms and wife, Melanee, Joplin, Gary Grooms and wife, Cheryl, Carl Junction, Randy Grooms and wife, Denise, Reddings Mill, Missouri; two daughters, Roxanna Yost and husband, Ronnie, Spring, Texas, Rayma Raney and husband, Mike, Joplin; nine grandchildren, Jeff Yost and wife, Stacie, Peach Tree City, Georgia, Rhonda Waddle, and husband, Bryan, Spring City, Julianne Hans and husband, Jason, Fairway, Kansas, Matthew Grooms and wife, Stephanie, Joplin, Trisha Raney, Joplin, Amber Howard and husband, Dustey, Joplin, Jesse Grooms, and wife, Dina, Norfolk, Virginia, Cassidy Claar and husband, Brandon, Joplin, Justin Schesselman and wife, Christine, Joplin; twenty great grandchildren, with one more due in February; and one great great grandchild.

Graveside services are planned for Monday, December 17th at 2:00 p.m. in Rogers Cemetery, Welch, Oklahoma. Pastor Max Raney will officiate.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.