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Dale Ray Thomas, resident of Eminence, MO, a loving son, father, and friend, passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2018 in his home at the age of 67 years.

Dale was born in St. Louis, MO on December 7, 1950 and graduated high school from Eminence, MO in 1969. He started college in Rolla, MO at the School of Mines and Metallurgy but left to serve in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War and served with entitlement to the Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. After being honorably discharged from the Air Force, he worked in various roles as a meteorologist and an electrician, including Chief Electrician for Asarco Lead Mine prior to retiring.

Dale enjoyed hiking and exploring the outdoors with his family. Dale was also a hobbyist gunsmith when he had the time. He was generous with others and would help strangers and friends alike, giving away his possessions if others needed them. He loved animals and would often rescue strays and encouraged his children to do the same. Dale was beloved by his family and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his mother, Thelma Thomas; his former wife, Eva Gail Randolph; daughter, Jessica (Fred) Niemeier; sons Michael Thomas and Stephen (Monica) Thomas; and daughter of his heart, Kristen April Brooks and her children, Gibson and Isla; grandchildren Logan, Inara, Liam, Annalynn, John, Destiny, Charles, Aaron, Noah, and Conner; and sister Pam (Frank) Johnston and brother Bruce (Tammy) Thomas; nephews Joshua Johnston and Kenney Thomas; nieces Holly (Ben) Harridge, Kala Thomas and Rachael (Kevin) Lierz.

He was predeceased by his father, Gentry Ray Thomas and brother, Jay Harold Thomas.

Visitation was held from 6-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at Yarber Mortuary (formerly Duncan Funeral Home) at 211 Main Street, Eminence. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 9 at 2 p.m., also at the funeral home. Interment followed at Bethany Chapel Cemetery, Eminence.

Memorial donations may be made to AMVETS National Service Foundation. Condolences may be expressed at www.yarbermortuary.com.?




Johnny Lamar Russell, 63, went to his heavenly home at 6:31 pm, August 7, 2018, surrounded by his two children, his mother, his brother and other loved ones. He was born in St. Louis, MO, on March 8, 1955, to Robert and Ruby Russell.

John was preceded in death by his father, Robert Russell; his granddaughter, Madilynn Kelley; his nephew, Tyler Russell; and his niece, Kaylee Webster.

John will be greatly missed and is survived by his mother, Ruby Russell; his children, Cherish Kelley and her husband, Jeremiah, and John Robert Russell; his granddaughter, Alyson Kelley; his brothers, Joey Russell and wife, Chantel; James Russell and his wife, Pam; his sister, Jackie Younger and her husband, Clint; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

While his life had its struggles, he was a man with a heart full of love and compassion for others and a soul that was close to God. John started preaching at the age of 14 and over the years he led many people to the Lord and performed many baptisms and weddings in the Howell and Shannon county area. He also had a long term career at Wal-Mart and loved working on cars, fishing, and spending time with his children and family. John had a compassionate heart for helping others, especially children, and during his time at Wal-Mart he organized many fundraisers benefiting the Children's Miracle Network. His family will miss his sense of humor and his practical jokes.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Yarber Mortuary (formerly Duncan Funeral Home) in Winona, MO. with Pastor Greg Richardson officiating. Visitation was held Friday evening from 6-8:00 p.m. also at Yarber Mortuary in Winona. Memorials may be made to Children's Miracle Network. Condolences may be expressed at www.yarbermortuary.com.






Mrs. Ruth Loraine Edwards passed away Tuesday August 7, 2018 at the age of 92. Ruth was born in Dimmitt, Texas on April 28, 1926 to Fred and Gladys Mae (Snell) Stevens.

She married James B. Edwards in Texas after which they enjoyed 63 years together before his passing in 2013.

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

Ruth is survived by three daughters, Norma Young (Robert) and Cindi Miller (Richard) both of Gainesville, MO and Deborah K. Taylor (Robert) of Birch Tree, MO; her sister, Pauline Nelson of Ohio; three grandchildren, David Whittaker, James Blaylock, and Edward Martin; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Ruth was an artist of many mediums; she loved to paint, craft and woodwork. Many know Ruth from her work as a substitute teacher or realtor. She also worked as a casino cashier and pharmacy driver.

No services are being planned. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View. Condolences may be expressed at www.yarbermortuary.com.

Sheila Renee Worrell, 57 of Lincoln, NE, passed away peacefully at home with family by her side, on July 3, 2018 after fighting a battle against pancreatic cancer. She was born on September 25, 1960 in West Plains, MO to Everett Jr. & Nina (Hensley) Thomas. She moved to Lincoln during her elementary years and graduated from Northeast high School. She obtained an Associate Degree in Child Development at Southeast Community College. She loved her family dearly including her cats. She loved having and going to yard sales, thrift stores and storage unit sales. She cared for her disabled daughter for 22 years. She also worked as a caregiver at nursing facilities. Sheila was very loving, generous and helpful to everyone.

Survived by husband Dean of 36 years, sons derek Thomas and Jesse Worrell, daughter Taralynn Worrell, mother Nina hensley-Antel, sisters Tammy Hickman, Regina (Kevin) Voyles, sister-in-law Evon (Gregg) Dissmeyer, Rexanna hernandez, 15 nephews/neices & 34 great nephews/nieces and a host of other family members and friends that loved her.

preceded in death by father Everett Jr., stepfather Chuck, mother-in-law Euna, father-in-law Bill, brother-in-law Billy, sister-in-law Christie, and lifetime friend Lisa. She will be ssadly missed by all. Memorials to family. Visitation 6 to 8 pm Monday, july 9, with services at 12:30 pm Tuesday, July 10, at lincoln memorial Funeral Home, 6800 South 14th St. Interment, Lincoln Memorial Park. Condolences www.lincolnfh.com


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