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Emma Frances Johnes

Emma Frances Johnes, 84, of Birch Tree, Missouri departed this life on April 6, 2019 at Birch Tree Place, Birch Tree, Missouri. She was born February 3, 1935 in Doniphan, Missouri the daughter of Nick and Thelma (Looney) Pepmiller.

?She was united in marriage to Melvin R.C. Pendergrass in 1949 in Doniphan, Missouri. After his death, she later married Charles E. Johnes in 1982 in Columbia, Missouri. He also precedes her in death along with her parents, son Les Pendergrass, daughter Lorie Holt, and great grandson Kalvin Kelly.

Those left to mourn Emma are her children, Dee Reed of Cabool, MO, Melba Kelly of Florida, Terrie Pendergrass of Birch Tree, MO, and Sherrie Morris of Jefferson City, MO; two sisters, Ruby Ball of Rogers, AR and Shirley Shelton of Cabool, MO; one brother, Nick Pepmiller; and grandchildren, Daniel Reed, Robert Reed, Crystal Kelly, Letha Kelly, Paula Kelly, Cheryl Williamson, Shannon Kelly Jr., Kevin Kelly, Kara Pendergrass, Alyssa Pendergrass, Seneca Moore, Elliott Moore, Mikaela Moore, Heather Pratt, Alex Holt, R.C. Holt, Michael Pendergrass, Denise Chaney. She also leaves behind many great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

"Grandma Kitty", as Emma was known, worked for several years at Kabul Nursing Home in Cabool, Missouri. She enjoyed cooking, going to garage sales, and listening to country music. However, she especially loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, who will all miss her dearly.

Graveside services were held at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in Oak Forest Cemetery with Erma Kelly officiating. Visitation was held from 10-11:00 a.m. in Yarber Mortuary chapel, Birch Tree, Missouri just prior to the service. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Condolences may be expressed at www.yarbermortuary.com.



Kenneth Gresham

Kenneth Gresham, Conway, was born June 21, 1946 in Fremont, MO to Jim and Wanda (Bell) Rector. He departed this life on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in his home at the age of 72.

Kenneth was a union construction laborer, and a member of Twilight Church. He loved music, playing the steel guitar and singing with his band. He enjoyed spending time on his farm, tending his cows and spending time on the tractor.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jim Rector; his wife, Mary Ann; and his in-laws, Norman Quick, Judy Ellison, and Joann Ice.

He is survived by his mother, Wanda Yates (Bill), Wichita, KS; his siblings, Jewell Danner (Charles), Frances Izenbladder, Medeline Gresham, Judy, Julie Williams, Mitchell Gresham, Mike Gresham, Charles Gresham, Sherry Daugherty, and Larry Yates; his in-laws, Myrtle Martin (Dale), Marion Quick (Carol), Maxine Box (Charles), Margaret Friend, Merline Brake (Allen), and Alphie Brake; Karen Adkins (Michael), Rusty Quick (Julie), and many other beloved nieces and nephews that he loved like his own children; several close friends and neighbors, including Terry Wood, Chester Wood, Ken Henry, and Curtis Trent; and his loyal companion, his dog Luna.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Fraker Funeral Home, Inc, with interment following in Hillcrest Cemetery, Mountain Grove. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Monday, April 15 in the funeral home.

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