Area Obituaries

Ruby Buchanan

Ruby Ellen  Buchanan, 94 years, 1 month, 15 days old, passed peacefully to her Heavenly home on February 20, 2021 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO with her family by her side. Ruby was born January 5, 1927 in Ava, MO to Oscar Dillard and Ruth Elizabeth (Davis) Moore. On December 24, 1945 Ruby and…

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Ronald L McKnight

Ronald L McKnight passed away at the age of 80 at his home in Porterville, CA on February 13, 2021. Survivors include his wife Charlotte, daughter Shelly of Springville, CA, son Steven of Tucson, AZ, and grandson Samuel Haynes of Springville, CA. Ronnie was a farmer and business owner in the Ava area until he…

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Ray Jones

Walter Ray Jones, 75 years, 11 months, 27 days old, passed away on February 17, 2021 at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City, MO. Ray was born February 21, 1945 in Springfield, MO to Raymond and Marsia (Higginbotham) Jones.  On December 21, 1967 Ray and Beverly Sue Coonts were united in marriage in Kansas…

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Paul Edward Cox

Paul Edward Cox, son of Jack Thomas Cox and Myrl Lee Vogt Cox, was born February 26, 1944 in Ava, Missouri and departed this life on February 19, 2021 at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, Missouri at the age of seventy-six years, eleven months, and twenty-three days. On December 26, 1965 he was united…

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Howard Haskins

Howard Lee Haskins, 81 years, 1 month, 15 days old, passed on to Heaven on February 21, 2021 at Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare in Ava with family by his side. Howard was born January 6, 1940 in Thornfield, MO to Basil Guy and Alma Ellen (Johnson) Haskins. On February 28, 1965 Howard and Leah…

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Dr. Dale Edward Wheeler

  Dr. Dale Edward Wheeler, 69 years, 9 months and 5 days old, passed away on February 19, 2021 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield Mo. Dale was born May 14, 1951 in Almont, Michigan to Irvin and Helen Irene (D’Arcy) Wheeler. Dale was a physician in Farmington, MO, Bonne Terre, MO, and Ava, MO for…

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Velena “Bea” Christy

Velena “Bea” (Duckworth) Christy passed from this earth on February 15, 2021, at Gainesville Healthcare Center, Gainesville, MO.  She was born on September 26, 1924, in Indianapolis, IN.  Funeral Services will be held on Friday, February 19, 2021, starting at 2:00 PM in the Ava Family Funeral Home Chapel 401 N Jefferson Ava, MO.  Visitation…

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Virgil “Eddie” Swearengin

Virgil Edward “Eddie” Swearengin, 66, departed this earth to meet his Savior on Saturday evening, February 13, 2021, at Copper Rock Village in Rogersville, MO.  Funeral services for Eddie will be Friday, February 19, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the Clinkingbeard Chapel, Ava, MO. A visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. to service time…

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Shirley Massengale

  Shirley Massengale, 73, of Nixa passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield. Shirley was born on May 7, 1947 in Springfield, the daughter of Jess and Lola (Wright) Graham. Shirley loved two things most in life: her family and the beach. Throughout her life she never worked…

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Mary Ellen Yocum

Mary Yocum,  93 years, 17 days old, passed away peacefully to her Heavenly home on February 12, 2021 at her home with her family by his side. Mary was born to Frank and Ivy Scott January 24, 1928 in Norwood Mo. On June 3, 1948, Mary and John were united in marriage at Mtn. Home,…

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