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Albert Leroy Conner

Albert Leroy Conner was born March 17, 1944, in Summersville, MO, to the late Alfonso Conner and Maudie Elizabeth (Cooper) Conner. He passed away at Ozark Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri March 26, 2013 at the age of 69 years and 9 days.

He was united in marriage to Goldie Bettis, August 24, 1964, and to their union two children were born.

He is survived by two children, Tammy (Conner) Thomas and husband Bruce of Eminence, MO, and Alberta (Conner) Pummill and husband Sam of Summersville, MO; one brother, Truman Conner and wife Shirley of Eminence, MO; two sisters, Dorothy Conner of Summersville, MO, and Joyce Grammer and husband Willie of Georgia; four grandchildren, Kala Thomas and Kenny Thomas, of Eminence, MO, Emily Pummill and Gabriel Pummill of Summersville, MO; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and one brother.

Albert worked several different jobs, but enjoyed working in timber the best. He loved the outdoors, deer hunting, fishing, but what he loved most was listening to his hounds run. Albert enjoyed hauling scrap and drinking coffee with good friend Jackie Brown.

He accepted the Lord as his Savior. He will be forever missed and never forgotten, our loss is surely Heaven's eternal gain.

Services were held Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 2 PM at Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville, MO, with Rev. Darrell Jones officiating. Interment in was in Mount Zion Cemetery in Winona, under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.

Barbara Dunn

Barbara Ellene Dunn was born July 14, 1944 in Rives, MO, the daughter of Goy L. Johnson and Erkel E. (Ward) Johnson.She passed away Monday, March 25, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO, at the age of 68 years.

She was united in marriage to Robert Edward Dunn on July 26, 1962 in Birch Tree, MO, and to this union two children were born.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents Goy and Erkel Johnson; husband Robert Dunn; one sister Dottie Johnson and one brother Goy Johnson, Jr.

She is survived by two daughters DeeDee Prince and husband Jon of Mountain View, MO, and Twilla Elliott and husband Bill of Mountain View, MO; two brothers Lonnie Johnson of Mountain View, MO, and Terry Johnson of Pocahontas, AR; six grandchildren Darrick Elliott, Kasey Elliott, Jacob Prince, Kayla Elliott, Kylie Prince, Katie Prince; one unborn great grandchild; many nieces; nephews; and a host of other family and friends.

Barbara was a foster parent for 10 years and worked for the Shannon County Sherriff's office for several years.She was the coordinator for the UNICEF and Nutrition Center and always collected donations to feed hungry kids.Barbara was Vice President of the Housing Center and President of the Golden Age in Birch Tree, MO.She enjoyed being a leader for the Girl Scouts when her girls were younger.Barbara volunteered to keep the old gym in Birch Tree open so the kids would have something productive to do. She loved spending time with her family and friends and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation was held Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Birch Tree, MO.Interment was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Teresita, MO, under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes.

Beverly Ann Gill (Howell)

Beverly Ann Gill (Howell), 70, of Fenton, MO, passed away in her home in Fenton, MO on March 19, 2013. The funeral service was held at 5 PM on March 23, 2013 at Jay B. Smith Funeral Home with Pastor James R. Beller officiating.

Beverly was born in St. Louis, MO on April 9, 1942 to Fred and Thela Howell. She graduated from School of the Ozarks in May 1960. Beverly was blessed with three sisters and three brothers; Brenda of St. Louis, MO, Patricia of St. Louis, MO, Freddie of Eminence, MO, Michael of Eminence, MO, Bill of Illion, NY, and Barbara -- deceased.

Beverly was beloved wife of late Charles Gill. She is survived by one son, Bradley of St. Louis, MO; three daughters, Alberta of Lansing, KS, Thela of St. Louis, MO, and Julia, also of St. Louis MO. She was the cherished grandmother of five grandchildren and the great-grandmother of three.

Beverly spent her life in the healthcare field caring for others.

Proceeding her in death were her parents Fred and Thela Howell, sister Barbara Howell-Henry, and her husband Charles Gill.

Ronnie Allen Shoemaker

Ronnie Allen "Oakie" Shoemaker, 56, Mountain View, MO, died March 31, 2013 at his home. He was born in Winona, Missouri on March 17, 1957, the son of Floyd and Evylene Vernace (Baugher) Shoemaker.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; father, Floyd; two brothers, James Shoemaker and Jim Shoemaker; two sisters, Wilma McAfee and Judy Haxton; three half-sisters, Bernice Franks, Luella Risner, and Louise Shelton.

Survivors include his mother, Evylene Shoemaker, Mountain View; six sons, Rodney Allen Shoemaker and wife, Erica, Mountain View, Keith Shoemaker, Eric Kirgan, Cory Kirgan, Derek Kirgan, and Dylan Kirgan, all of Junction City, IL; companion of 16 years, Pat Mayhugh; three brothers, Junior Shoemaker, Hoyleton, IL, Danny Shoemaker, Granite City, IL, Kenny Shoemaker, Winona, MO; six sisters, Glenda McAfee, Winona, MO, Edna Chronister, Mountain View, Nettie Goodin, Monroe, LA, Debbie Dorris, Mountain View, Marsha Bourland, West Plains, MO, and Tresa Hayes, Bourban, MO; and two grandchildren, Kaylie Shoemaker and Aiden Shoemaker.

Ronnie was baptized into the Christian faith.He worked as a logger.He was an avid outdoorsman.When he wasn't in the woods working, he was enjoying his time with friends and family. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing.

Graveside services will be held at 4 PM Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in Pinelawn Cemetery, Winona, MO.Visitation will be held from 2-3:00 p.m. prior to the service at Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View.Condolences may be expressed at www.yarbermortuary.com.

Shirley Fletcher

Shirley Fletcher, 83, of Birch Tree, MO, departed this life on March 28, 2013 at Willow Care Nursing Home, Willow Springs, Missouri.She was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan on November 19, 1929, to parents, Floyd and Viola Fletcher. She spent the first eighteen years of her life at Houghton Lake, graduating from Houghton Lake High School in 1948.

Shirley accepted Christ as her Savior in August, 1944, was baptized and joined the Houghton Lake Bible Church, where her mother was a charter member.

After graduating from high school, she went to Detroit and attended the Detroit Bible Institute, graduating in 1952.

In Shirley's growing up years, Ruth Allen played an important part as a Spiritual Mentor.When Ruth and her folks moved to Missouri in 1949, they were missed.When Shirley graduated, Ruth asked if she would come and work with her in Missouri.After much prayer and soul searching, she felt the Lord leading in this direction.So, in June, 1952, Shirley joined Ruth in the work.

They taught Bible School in many rural communities, helped at Hammond's Mill Bible Camp for over 60 years, taught Sunday School, and visited many rural schools giving a Bible Story to many children who never attended Sunday School.They also taught several Women's Bible Classes.

They gave many hours volunteering in nursing homes, and gave the Word to many residents.

Shirley was a member of Highland Park Baptist Church in Southfield, Michigan and an associate member of Pilgrim Rest Community Church in Mountain View.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and Ruth, eight aunts and uncles and a number of cousins.

Funeral services were held at 10 AM Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View with Pastors Richard Cadanau and Edwin Woolsey officiating. Interment will be in Oak Forest Cemetery, Birch Tree.

Wayne N. Hoffer, age 93, of Bolivar, MO, passed away March 31, 2013, in his home. He was born to Umphrey "US" and Claudia Grace (Connelly) Hoffer October 21, 1919, in Ellis, KS.He graduated from WaKeeney High School. He is a US Army WWII veteran serving in the Pacific Theater.He obtained his BA degree from the University of Missouri.Wayne was united in marriage to Lucille Sconce Easter Sunday, April 5, 1953.

He was a member of Mt Olive Baptist Church, served as a Deacon, and Choir member.He served as choir director and Sunday School Teacher at Southern Hills Baptist Church and Eminence First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Umphrey Silas and Claudia Grace; two brothers: Lester and Ralph Hoffer; five sisters: Gladys Wahlborg, Beatrice Roesch, Marie Moore, Carrietta Brown, and Cora Bland.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years Lucille Hoffer of the home; his son Nathan Hoffer of Bolivar, MO; two grandchildren: Bonnie and husband Jon Shikles, and Silas Hoffer of Bolivar, MO; a sister Daisy Blanche Murphy of Dallas, TX; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 PM Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Pitts Chapel with Pastors Danny Vance and Sam Upton officiating.Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery with full military honors.Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 PM Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at: www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pitts Chapel Bolivar, MO.


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