Obituaries

Dean Smith
Private graveside services for Dean Smith, 87, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Mr. Smith passed away at 7:15 a.m., Thursday, May 21, 2020, at NHC Healthcare. He was born November 8, 1932, at Eunice,...
Nana Lee Jolliff
Graveside services for Nanoleve "Nana Lee" Jolliff, 93, West Plains, Missouri, were held May 23, 2020 at Jolliff Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Mrs. Jolliff passed away at 2:00 a.m., Thursday, May 14, 2020, at West Vue Nursing Center. She was born August 27,...
Vernon John Charles Holpuch, Jr.
Vernon John Charles Holpuch, Jr., 81, passed away May 21, 2020 at Mtn. View Health Care, ending a long battle with cancer. Known by friends and family as "Bud", he was born October 5, 1938 to Vernon and Alma (Schult) Holpuch, Sr. in Berwyn, Illinois.  He leaves behind his children, Charlie (...
Michael A. “Troy” Friga
Michael Anthony “Tony” Friga passed away peacefully at his home in Pomona surrounded by his loving wife and children on Tuesday morning, May 19, 2020, at the age of 88. He was born on February 2, 1932, in Swifton, AR, to Michael and Rosa (Pazdera) Friga, the fifth of eight children. He married...
Zella Mae Davis
Zella Mae Davis, 83, of Mountain View, Missouri passed away Sunday, May 17, 2020, at her home.  Zella was born on August 23, 1936, in Dykes, Kentucky, the daughter of Willie and Geneva (Suttle) Baker.  She was united in marriage to Donald Davis, and to this union, four children were born. Zella...
Judy K. Chronister
Judy K. Chronister, 73, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Judy was born on June 27, 1946 in West Plains, MO, to Oscar and Emma (Ellison) Lovan. On June 24, 1968 in Willow Springs, MO, she married Billy Dean who preceded her in death. ...
Melba Rothermich
Melba Rothermich was born the daughter of Nora (Gordon) Story and Jess Story on June 25, 1942 in Houston, Missouri. She departed this life on May 16, 2020 at her home after a two-year battle with cancer at age 77. Melba was united in marriage to Tom J. Rothermich on February 20, 1960 and to...
Everett “Bud” Bradford
Everett Lee Bradford, 94, Ankeny, Iowa, died at his residence on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Bud was born November 2, 1925 in Clear Springs, Missouri to John A. & Lola (Patterson) Bradford, the eldest male of 12 children. He grew up in various locations in Iowa and Missouri.  Everett was U.S...
Bill Prosser
On April 29, 2020, William T. "Bill" Prosser left this earth peacefully with his family beside him after a long struggle with his health. Bill was a dedicated husband, and father.  He was a proud veteran and served in both Korea and Vietnam with the security police. Bill retired from the Air...
Gale L. Newman
Gale L. Newman, 84, Mtn. Home, Arkansas, passed away at 9:48 a.m. May 6, 2020 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri after a brief illness. He was born January 4, 1936 at the family farm on AB Highway in West Plains, Missouri, the youngest child of Charles Carroll Newman and Doris...

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