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Glen Ozene Rutledge

Glen Ozene Rutledge, a lifelong resident of Birch Tree, MO, died at his home on July 9, 2018. Glen was born to Harry and Elsie (Holland) Rutledge on April 14, 1945 in Birch Tree, MO and was married to Ethel M. Grandstaff on June 10, 1989.

Glen loved his family, the outdoors, and helping others. He graduated from Birch Tree High School in 1965. He served with distinction in the United States Marine Corps including a tour in the Vietnam War in 1966-1967. He attained the rank of Corporal and was nick named "Go-Go the Rebel" Rutledge. Glen worked in various pursuits notably in the timber and agricultural industries. He was involved in many community endeavors including several years of service with the volunteer fire department. Glen was known for his sense of humor, mischief, giving spirit, and his passion for heritage, ancestry, and service. Glen was saved and baptized in the Jack's Fork River at Midvale Pentecostal Church.

Glen leaves his loving wife Ethel Rutledge of the home; his son Tyson Ray Rutledge and fiance' Rachele Black and sons Cole William and Easton Robert (of the late Carla Huskey Rutledge) of Bonne Terre, MO; daughter Kristie Dawn Blaine and husband Dean and children Natalie, Casey, and Kimmie of Williamstown, PA; daughter Ashley Renee Sheppard and husband Thomas and daughter Harper Faith of Republic, MO; sister Regunia Luella Humphrey, and husband Don of Desoto, MO; sister Jane Sanchez and husband Fred of Covina, CA: sister Kathline (Kay) Burks and husband Jim of Mountain View, MO; and a host of nieces and nephews

Glen was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Elsie Rutledge; sisters Lena Lucille (infant) and Edna Towhill; brothers William Alvin and Willard DeArnold; daughter-in-law Carla Huskey Rutledge; nephews Cletus McCurry, Tim Rutledge, and Heath Rutledge; and niece Heather Rutledge Sexton.

Glen has left an impact on many lives and is surely to be missed. He now rejoices in Heaven with his Savior and his loved ones who have gone on before.

Visitation was held Wednesday July 11, 2018 from 6PM to 8PM at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View, MO. Funeral Services were held Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 11AM at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View, MO with Willard De Rutledge and Chris Rutledge officiating. Interment with Military Honors was at Oak Forest Cemetery at Birch Tree, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Mountain View, MO.


Judy Ann Pulliam Holthaus (Tulu) was born April 10, 1964 to Rondal Lee and Joyce Ann Pulliam. She battled cancer with strength and courage for three long years before passing peacefully at her home surrounded by her family July 8th, 2018.

In addition to being a wonderful wife and mother, Judy worked in both the Winona and Eminence school systems as a substitute teacher and part time librarian. Her passion was teaching and she taught at Head Start in Winona for over 7 years. In her time there, she had a pronounced impact on both the children and her coworkers and loved them dearly.

She loved her family and valued time with them above all else. Her favorite holiday was Thanksgiving. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed sharing a meal and good conversation with her family. She also loved the ocean and believed that the salt water had cleansing and healing properties. Some of her family's fondest memories were made with her at the beach and she would have loved to travel there one last time, however her illness prevented such a trip.

Judy loved her children, Logan and Rachel more than anything. July 8th was Rachel's birthday and the family feels that her love kept her long enough to be with her for one more birthday.

She told Rachel that she was not afraid to die and she knew she was going to heaven. It was her wish to be laid to rest here on the farm where she was raised, next to her father who preceded her in death.

Her legacy will continue in those that she is survived by; her Husband of 29 years, Duane, son Logan (Jaime), daughter Rachel. Her mother Joyce, her sisters Jody/Chink (Kirk), Janet/Goob (Donnie), nephew Nathaniel/Sparky, niece Scottie (Chris), great nephew Stetson, and great nieces Oaklee and Everlee.

A special thank you to Kirk for taking the time to handcraft a beautiful casket and to her family and friends who cared for her in her time of need, allowing her to be at home in her final hours.


Lorene T. Stinson, 87, of Winona, Missouri departed this life July 12, 2018 at Ozarks Medical Center, West Plains with her husband by her side. She was born December 24, 1930 in Montier, Missouri, the daughter of Ray and Phyllis (Holden) Thomas.

She was united in marriage to Thomas K. Stinson on January 12, 1956 in Mountain View. To this union, three children were born, Gregory Charles, Phillip Chance, and Katherine Elizabeth. After marriage to Tom, they lived in Longview, Texas, Irving, Texas, and Phoenix, Arizona. She loved to travel and was able to visit a number of different countries. She and Tom retired in 1981 to Winona, Missouri. She was also an active member of Winona Christian Church for 38 years and enjoyed painting.

Lorene is survived by her husband Tom of 62 years; two children, Greg Stinson and wife, Sylvia, of Austin, TX and Kathy Heller and husband, David, of Richland, MO; grandchildren, Thomas Stinson, Sam Stinson, Melanie Fanchez, Leslie Stinson, Heather Busby, Brian Busby, Jessica Davis, Casandra Scott and Rudy Kocourek; twelve great-grandchildren; brothers, Gerald Thomas and wife, Eva, of Mountain View, MO, and Don Thomas and wife, Sharon, of Montier, MO; sisters, Rayma Simpson of Winona, MO and Etta Yarber and husband, Norman, of Mountain View, MO; brother-in law, Doug Stinson and wife, Faye Marie, of Toledo, WA; sister-in-law, Caryl Schieszer and husband, Fred, of Lee's Summit, MO; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, son, Phillip, and siblings, Hermina Martin and Odell Thomas.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Winona Christian Church with Pastor Adam Gordon officiating. Visitation will be held from at 7:00-9:00 p.m. Friday, July 13, 2018 at Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Winona, Missouri. Condolences may be expressed at www.yarbermortuary.com.


Winston V. Buford


Winston V. Buford, 89, passed away, Thursday, July 5, 2018 at his home. He and his wife Janice were living in Washington State since 2003, prior to moving back to Missouri to live with his daughter and son in law due to their health needs.

Winston, son of the late Thomas Buford and wife Lenora (Vallery) was born June 2, 1929 in Ellington, Missouri.

On May 12, 1950 he was united in marriage to Janice Metzger in Pocahontas, Arkansas.

Winston's education began as a young man when he graduated from Ellington High School. He went on to attend Westminster College in Fulton for one year. From there he attended four years at University of Missouri-Columbia (MU). He was drafted into the Marines and spent two years in Washington State while pursing his undergraduate degree. To accomplish his Law Degree, he extended another four years at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). After receiving his Law Degree, he practiced law in Kansas City and then moved to Eminence where he practiced private law. He was elected Prosecutor for Shannon County for three terms. In 1970 he was appointed Circuit Judge for the 37th District in Missouri, until his retirement in 1989, after which he became a world traveler with his wife Janice taking cruises and flights to various destinations.

Winston received his fifty-year membership pin from Ferndale Masonic Lodge in Washington State and was a member of Ferndale Order of Eastern Star, as well as a long time member of the Missouri Bar Association.

He was preceded in death his parents Thomas and Lenora Buford; one son, Harrison Buford; two brothers, James Buford and Pascal Buford and two sisters, Marie Renick and Martha Hurley.

He is survived by his wife Janice Buford of Union; two children, Amy Wehmeier and husband Don of Union and Andrew Buford of Eminence; eight grandchildren, Jason Buford and wife Hilary of Kansas City, MO, Trevor Buford and wife Anneke of Kansas City, MO, BJ Haydar and wife Mindy of Atlanta, GA, Anna Tripi of Springfield, John Tripi of New Mexico, Christina Francis of Naples, FL, Donald Wehmeier, III and wife Ellen, of Union and Branden Wehmeier and wife Jesie of Colorado Springs, CO.; fourteen great grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.

A memorial visitation will be held 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 20, 2018 at Midlawn Funeral Home, Union with Eastern Star Services at 2:00 p.m. as well as memorial Service. Visit www.midlawn.com for an online register book.

Memorial donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital are preferred.

Arrangements by Midlawn Funeral Home, Union.

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