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Evelyn Thomas

Mar 24, 1936 - Dec 03, 2023

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Springfield, MO

Evelyn Ruth Thomas of Springfield, Missouri passed away peacefully in Republic Nursing and Rehabilitation on December 3, 2023. Evelyn was born on March 24, 1936, in Rogersville, Missouri, the youngest daughter of Harve and Sarah (Triplett) Robb. She went on to graduate from Rogersville High School. On December 9, 1955, Evelyn was united in marriage to Shelby R. Thomas. From this Continue Reading x Evelyn Ruth Thomas Date of Death: December 3, 2023 Evelyn Ruth Thomas of Springfield, Missouri pass...Read More

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Nichole Lynn Morgan

Jul 03, 1969 - Feb 23, 2024

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Springfield, MO

Nichole Lynn Morgan, age 54, of Springfield, Missouri passed away on Friday evening, February 23, 2024 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. She was born July 3, 1969 in Springfield, Missouri, the daughter of Jerry David Henderson and Karen (Lutgen) Henderson. Nichole was a graduate of Glendale High School. Nichole was preceded in death by her father, Jerry Henderson; her mother; Karen (Lutgen) Henderson; her son, Gunnar Morgan; and her grandmother, Jane Van Ness. She is survived by her husband; Steve Morgan; Step-mother, Kris Evans-Henderson; uncle, Mike & Deb Lutgen; aunt, Norma Lutgen; and many wonderful friends. Services will be privately held at a later date. Permanent online condolences, stories and photos may be shared at www.hhlohmeyer.com

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Shirley Willcockson

Dec 24, 1950 - Feb 26, 2024

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Springfield, MO

Shirley Willcockson, age 73, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away February 26, 2024, in Springfield, Missouri. Shirley was born in Leeton, Missouri, to Gene and Helen Willcockson on December 24, 1950.She graduated from Leeton High School and went on to earn a Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri.Shirley had two children, Mona Reid and Rachael Edmunds.She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruby Helen (Chambers) Willcockson; her father, Gene Edward Willcockson; and her sister, Susan Joann Griffitt.Shirley is survived her daughters, Rachael Edmunds and Mona Reid; her granddaughters, Metthea Jones and Hannah Wells; her grandson, Lane Reid; her great-granddaughters, Laney Jones and Tatum Wells; and her great-grandson, Nico Reid.She enjoyed plants, reading, and gardening.Shirley will be missed by all who knew and loved her.Her arrangements have been entrusted to Walnut Lawn Funeral Home DeGraffenreid-Wood Crematory, Springfield, MO.

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Susie Ellen Bales

Feb 25, 1945 - Feb 25, 2024

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Springfield, MO

Susie Ellen Bales was born on February 25, 1945, the daughter of Cecil and Clytie Tune. She departed this life on February 25, 2024, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 79 years.She was united in marriage to Lee Edward Bales on February 20, 1965. To this union, four children were born Ed, Brenda, Dean, and Lynn.Susie was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Bales; her parents, Cecil and Clytie Tune; and two sisters, Ethel and Katheryn Williams.She is survived by her children, Edward Bales and wife, Christy of Mountain View, MO, Brenda Kleopfer of Ozark, MO, Dean Bales and wife, Nicole of Mountain View, and S. Lynn Roberts and husband, Stace of Mountain View; and 13 grandchildren, Chad Bales, Bryce Bales, Devon Bales, Shelton Bales, Justin Bales, Fantasia Critchfield, Blake Bales, Chase Bales, Hayden Bales, Layne Bales, Stace Roberts Jr., Austin Roberts, and Levi Roberts.Susie loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She will be missed dearly by her family and friends.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View, Missouri, with Pastor Jeff Brake officiating. Visitation will be held from 6-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, also at the funeral home. Interment will be in Oakside Cemetery, Summersville, Missouri. Condolences may be expressed at www.yarbermortuary.com. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Susie Ellen Bales, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Lonnie James McNair

Jun 18, 1958 - Feb 25, 2024

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Springfield, MO

Lonnie James McNair, age 65, of Harrison, Arkansas, passed away at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, Missouri on Sunday, February 25, 2024.The son of Lenard and Lucy (McAlister) McNair was born June 18, 1958 in Harrison. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Wayne McNair; a sister, Christie McNair; and brother-in-law, Connie Gibbins. Lonnie is survived by his wife of 47 years, Debbie McNair; his son, Jerrett McNair (Cheryl); his daughter, Lacey Usrey (Randall); four grandchildren, Taylor McNair, Bryanna McNair, Halle Usrey, and Brittnee Cates; four great grandkids; two sisters, Rosa Davidson (Lonzo) and Melissa Arciga (Leo); brother-in-law, Donnie Gibbins (Wilma); two aunts, Mary Armer and Charlene Davidson; many nieces, nephews and a host of extended relatives and many dear friends. Lonnie loved to work. There was nothing he couldn’t do. He cut timber most of his life, ran a dozer, and most recently worked for Newberry Farms raising cattle. When he was younger, he was an avid coon hunter and enjoyed riding his motorcycle. He loved his family dearly. His grandchildren brought him great joy and he loved watching them play basketball. Lonnie was the best husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He always took care of everyone – and was a friend to everyone. To his grandkids, there was no better grandpa around. Lonnie nicknamed everyone, from family to friends, it didn’t matter who you were, you got a nickname. He was deeply loved by all who knew him, and he will be greatly missed. Funeral service will be at 10 AM, Thursday, February 29, 2024 at Coffman Funeral Home in Harrison with Pastor Eddie Reed and Justin Villines officiating. Burial will follow in Plumlee Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 PM to 7 PM at the funeral home. Pallbearers are Stacey Davidson, Shannon Gibbins, Dustin Gibbins, James McNair, Robbie Schanke, Tony Fultz, Lee Bryant, and Leo Arciga. Honorary pallbearers are his nieces. On-line condolences can be left at www.coffmanfh.com.

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Willena Kay Griffith

Apr 22, 1932 - Feb 26, 2024

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Springfield, MO

Visitation will be held Saturday, March 2, 2024, from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home. Funeral Service will follow at 4:00 pm in the funeral home.

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Glenn Kristek

Nov 06, 1941 - Feb 20, 2024

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Springfield, MO

Glenn Kristek, 82, passed away peacefully on February 20th, 2024, at his home in Springfield, Missouri with loved ones by his side. Glenn was born on November 6, 1941, in Verona, Missouri to William and Sophia Kristek. Glenn moved from his family’s farm in Verona to Springfield in 1959 to start school at Missouri State University. The day after his first college class, he began working at Wickman Gardens. Over the years, he formed a partnership with owner, Gus Wickman, and Glenn went on to purchase the business from him in 1972. For years Glenn served his customers and grew the business now known as Wickman’s Garden Village. His son Chris and his wife Amber Kristek, Wickman’s current owners, continue the family’s legacy today. After retiring, Glenn celebrated Wickman’s 100th anniversary in May 2022 with a ribbon-cutting event sponsored by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. When asked what his favorite flower was by Springfield Business Journal, he said the red rose because it fills the senses with beauty, something sturdy, and satisfying. Glenn’s greatest joy in life was serving others from his heart which included his family and friends, his church, and those in need around our area. He was involved with and supported The Kitchen and always kept the grounds in pristine shape at his church, St. Agnes. He owned a farm, called Bubbling Brooks, near Crane, Missouri, and drove his truck to the farm as often as possible to spend time mowing the fields. It was open land with two joining creeks and his favorite getaway. Glenn is survived by his wife, Donna, and was a dedicated husband to her for sixty-one precious years, He was a loving father to his three children, Kellie (Damon) Riehl, Chris (Amber) Kristek, and Kathe Kristek all of Springfield, MO. He was a doting grandfather to nine grandchildren, Hannah (Dustin) Vohs, Sarah (Greg) Downey, Lydia Riehl, Kindall, Kamrynn, Kristian, and Karrington Kristek, Eloise and Oscar Bruton, along with five great-grandchildren Everett, Graham, and Liza Downey, Esmé and Damon Vohs. Glenn is also survived by his brothers Bill (Jane) Kristek and Kenny (Linda) Kristek; sisters Sue (Kenneth) Mettlach and Dorothy (Dennis) Gold and many loving nieces, nephews, and extended relatives. Glenn is preceded in death by his parents, and sisters Helen Rapp and Evelyn Schmidt. A special thank you to the people at Integrity Home Care + Hospice in Springfield for their loving care and support during his final years. A visitation service is scheduled at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home on Friday, March 1st, 2024 from 5 pm to 7 pm, with a prayer service from 5 pm to 5:15 pm. A burial mass will be held on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church at 11 am. An Interment service will immediately follow the mass at Resurrection Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations may be made to Springfield Catholic Schools Central, 2340 S. Eastgate Springfield, MO 65809.

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David Charles Benassi

Sep 03, 1953 - Feb 21, 2024

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Springfield, MO

David Charles Benassi, 70 was born September 3, 1953 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and passed away peacefully on February 21, 2024 surrounded by loved ones following a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his wife Virginia, his parents, Robert and Rita Benassi, and brothers, Michael and Anthony. He is survived by his loving son Jeremy, step-son Jamie, sister Dana and brother Peter.David was active in the Army from 1972-1975, serving most of his time in Germany. He then moved to Springfield, Missouri where he met and married his wife Virginia in 1988. A year later they welcomed Jeremy into their lives.David was a lifelong lover of movies…with popcorn! He had a keen interest in broadcast and audio recording, dreaming of one day owning and operating his own production studio. In his earlier days, he ran lighting booths for the production of plays.He had fond memories of vacations in the Ozarks and in northern Minnesota with his family and cousins from Louisiana, boating and fishing and learning to ski. His belly laugh was infectious. In later years he spent most Sundays with his sons, chatting, eating their favorite pizza, watching movies, sporting events and car races.Throughout his life, David faced many physical and emotional challenges. While often presenting a gruff exterior, in truth David had a soft heart. People and situations affected him deeply, and he expressed his emotions without inhibition. He had a sensitive side that sometimes stayed hidden. He was a complex, complicated character and was without apology, uniquely and wholly human.He will be greatly missed by all of those whose lives he touched.Funeral services will be Friday, March 1, 2024 at 11:00 AM in Gorman Scharpf Brentwood Chapel with burial to follow in Hazelwood Cemetery.

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Sharon Ann Luedde

Jul 10, 1946 - Feb 24, 2024

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Springfield, MO

Sharon Ann Luedde, age 77, of Springfield, MO passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Springfield Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Springfield, MO. Sharon was born July 10, 1946, in Bloomington, IL to John and Clara (Gilmore) Schroeder and was the youngest of 8 children. She married Arnold Lee Luedde on November 5, 1965, and he survives. Over the years, Sharon worked for State Farm in Bloomington, IL followed by Central Soya and Arends & Sons in Gibson City, IL. In 1981 the family moved to Pittsfield where she worked for Evans Real Estate. After enjoying many summer vacations in the Ozarks, in 1988, Arnold and Sharon became the owners of Rod ‘n Reel Resort in Camdenton, MO. During the 10 years that they ran the resort, she also worked full time for Evers and Company in Osage Beach. After a few more years at the lake, she and Arnold retired and moved down to the Springfield, MO area to be closer to their sons. Their family had always enjoyed RV camping, having seen almost all of the 50 states. Their biggest trip was taking their RV up thru Canada and down into Anchorage to spend several weeks at their son’s. Sharon always looked forward to spending time with her siblings and their families when they could all get together. She always enjoyed attending her granddaughters dance recitals and sporting events when they were young and then getting to know their “second set” of grandkids in Alaska, all the while wishing there weren’t so many miles between them. Before her health started to decline, she always loved getting together for an annual girl’s getaway with her longtime childhood friend, Caryl Kietzman. Planning their trips was half the fun! She is survived by her husband Arnold; one daughter, Dawn Adams of Pittsfield, IL; two sons, Eric of Anchorage, AK and David (Stephani) of Strafford, MO; granddaughters Ashley Bradley of Pittsfield, IL, Amber Adams of Alexandria, VA, McKaylie and Keasiya Luedde of Anchorage, AK; grandsons, Ethan and Xayden Luedde of Anchorage, AK; great-grandsons, Frank and Jack Bohlman of Pittsfield, IL; one sister, Betty Pearson of Mahomet, IL; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; one brother John William (Jack) Schroeder Jr.; sisters, Clara (LaVonne) Riblet, Maurine Hartman, Janette Carter, Rachael Hartman, and Wanda Schroeder in infancy. Funerals service will be held at 5:00PM, Wednesday February 28, 2024, at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield, IL with visitation held prior to the service from 3:00PM-5:00PM. Graveside service will be held at 1:00PM, Thursday, February 29, 2024, at the Drummer Township Cemetery in Gibson City, IL. Memorials are suggested to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com. Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield is handling the arrangements. To to the family or in memory of Sharon Ann (Schroeder) Luedde, please

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Henry Lavone Stevens

Sep 22, 1932 - Feb 24, 2024

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Springfield, MO

Henry Lavone Stevens, 91, died Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Magnola Square in Springfield, MO surrounded by his loving family.Henry was born September 22, 1932 in Springfield, MO to Icey and Taylor Stevens. Due to his mother’s illness, he was raised by his Aunt Laura and Uncle Bob Wilson in Wishart, MO.He married Shirley Jean Bolin on August 3, 1956 and was blessed Continue Reading × Henry Lavon Stevens September 22, 1932 - February 24, 2024 Henry Lavone Stevens, 91, died Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Magnola Square in Springfield, MO surrounded by his loving family. Henry was born September 22, 1932 in Springfield, MO to Icey and Taylor Stevens. Due to his mother’s illness, he was raised by his Aunt Laura and Uncle Bob Wilson in Wishart, MO. He married Shirley Jean Bolin on August 3, 1956 and was blessed with four sons: Steven, Michael, Scott, and Rodney Henry worked as a machinist is Wichita, KS. Then moved to Springfield and worked at Paul Muellers before starting his own dump trucking business. With his knowledge of trucking he went to work for Conco Quarry, holding many positions there, until he retired after 20 years. Henry was a proud Shriner and Free Mason since 1972. Henry had a fun loving sense of humor. He loved his family fiercely and gave the best bear hugs. He enjoyed traveling with his family in his RV, riding motorcycles with his sons and relaxing at the annual Man Camp gathering. He loved boating and teaching his grandkids to ski and swim. He was a man of faith and belonged to Faith Baptist Church since 1972. Henry is survived by his wife, Shirley Stevens. His sons Steven (Pamela) Stevens, Scott (Christy) Stevens, and Rodney (Nancy) Stevens; seven grandchildren and their partners; fourteen great-grandchildren; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his son Michael Stevens, his sister Delta Williams and his brothers Aruther and Fred Stevens. Visitation Thursday, February 29 at 2pm followed by the funeral service at 3pm at Greenlawn North in Springfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude. Print Email Leave a Message, Share a Memory Flowers & Gifts Arrangements starting at $35 Charity Donations Make a Memorial Donation @media print { .condolence.print-hide { display: none !important; } } Leave a Message, Share a Memory See Condolences Greenlawn left a message: Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. Leave a Message, Share a Memory Greenlawn left a message: Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Upload attachment (Allowed file types: jpg, jpeg, gif, png , maximum file size: 10MB.) Your Name * Email Address* (Your email address will not be published.) Condolence × × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. Thank you for leaving a condolence.. Your comment has been submitted for moderation. Show you care with something special. Send Flowers or a Gift //show thank you modal if just submitted condolence jQuery(window).load(function() { jQuery('#post-condolence #attachmentForm').find('#submit').addClass('btn obit-button thank-you-btn'); if(window.location.hash) { window.location.hash.indexOf("comment") !== -1 ? jQuery("#post-condolence-thankyou").modal() : false; } });

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Richelle Katerra Gray

Feb 04, 1980 - Feb 21, 2024

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Springfield, MO

Richelle Katerra Gray was born February 4, 1980 to Judy & Terry Short in Springfield, MO. She grew up with an older sister, Charissa and a younger brother, Chance. Richelle gave her heart to Jesus at a young age and over the years became quite the little evangelist, telling all of her friends that Jesus was coming soon and they needed Continue Reading × Richelle Katerra Gray February 4, 1980 - February 21, 2024 Richelle Katerra Gray was born February 4, 1980 to Judy & Terry Short in Springfield, MO. She grew up with an older sister, Charissa and a younger brother, Chance. Richelle gave her heart to Jesus at a young age and over the years became quite the little evangelist, telling all of her friends that Jesus was coming soon and they needed to get right. She and her siblings attended Springfield Public Schools where she participated in cheerleading and spent time with friends; Rhonda Turk and Amanda Givens and many others too numerous to name. Richelle is survived by her 5 biggest blessings, Khia, Atraiah, Amari, Kaden & Kalen. Her mother Judy Mills, all of Springfield. Her sister Charissa (Jim) Welch of Marshfield and brother Chance (Ashley) of Republic Two stepsons, Earl & LeMandris of St. Louis. Along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Richelle was preceded in death by her father, Terry Short. Her maternal grandparents Raymond & Aileene Gray. Her paternal grandparents Joe Short and Kathleen Srewart and stepson, Dre Welch. Richelle touched the lives of many, many people and she will be greatly missed by her family and friends Fly high our dear angel, until we meet again. Print Email Leave a Message, Share a Memory Flowers & Gifts Arrangements starting at $35 Charity Donations Make a Memorial Donation @media print { .condolence.print-hide { display: none !important; } } Leave a Message, Share a Memory See Condolences Nancy Collins left a message on February 26, 2024: I'm sorry for your loss. My prayers to you and your family. Richelle will be missed. Greenlawn left a message: Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. Show More × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. Leave a Message, Share a Memory Nancy Collins left a message on February 26, 2024: I'm sorry for your loss. My prayers to you and your family. Richelle will be missed. Greenlawn left a message: Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Upload attachment (Allowed file types: jpg, jpeg, gif, png , maximum file size: 10MB.) Your Name * Email Address* (Your email address will not be published.) Condolence × × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. Thank you for leaving a condolence.. Your comment has been submitted for moderation. Show you care with something special. Send Flowers or a Gift //show thank you modal if just submitted condolence jQuery(window).load(function() { jQuery('#post-condolence #attachmentForm').find('#submit').addClass('btn obit-button thank-you-btn'); if(window.location.hash) { window.location.hash.indexOf("comment") !== -1 ? jQuery("#post-condolence-thankyou").modal() : false; } });

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