Obituaries

Florence Van-Leer (Smith) Cartwright was born May 23, 1932 in St. Louis, Mo, the daughter of Granville Physic and Florence Edith (Yager) Smith. Her father was career Navy, she and her mother traveled around the country and the world following her father from base to base. Her father was stationed...
Graveside services for Glen Earl (Skip) Downen, 88, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 26, 2021 at Ball Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.     Mr. Downen passed away at 5:55 a.m., Saturday, March 20, 2021, at Brooke Haven Healthcare...
Elva Louise (Wood) Smith, a resident of Willow Springs, passed away early Friday morning while at Willow Care Nursing Home. She was born May 14, 1930 to Earl and Opal (Burtchett) Wood in Douglas County and was 90 years old.   Elva was united in marriage to Harley Smith on April 27, 1948 in...
A celebration of life service for Susan F. Parks-Hardin, 66, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Buck Park with a potluck to follow.    Susan went to be with family in Heaven on March 14, 2021.  She passed away on a rainy night, her favorite...
Edna Candy Homer was born on January 15, 1943, the fifth of five girls. Candy was originally named after her father. Her parents, Edward John Moody and Julia Anna (Stout) Moody lived in North Bergen, New Jersey, and her father gave her the nickname Candy. She lived life on her own terms, was...
Funeral services for Leah Elizabeth Moore, 27, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 21, 2021 in the Rose Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.     Leah passed away at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, March 14, 2021, at her home    She was born on April 4, 1993 in Whittier...
Funeral services for Nellie Louise (Dorothy) Snavely, 94, Kansas City, Kansas, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 20, 2021 in the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.     Mrs. Snavely passed away at 9:50 p.m., Saturday, March 13, 2021, at her home.     She was...
Funeral services for Verba June Endicott, 83, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Gospel Hill Church of Christ, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.    Mrs. Endicott passed away at 5:39 a.m., Sunday, March 14, 2021, at her home...
Alta Lois Taylor was born on February 1, 1935, to Fred Lonzo and Alta Evelyn (Bay) Miller. She departed this life on March 16, 2021, at her home in Springfield, Missouri.   She is preceded in death by her parents; seven siblings; daughters, Alta, Mary, Daisy, Sara Ann, and Cynthia; sons,...
Kristin D. Coursen, 80, of Willow Springs, Missouri, went home to be with the Lord on March 10, 2021. She was eager to join her husband, Don.   Kris was born on May 16, 1940, to Paul E. Thompson and Pearl (Dverseth) Thompson in Palmer, Alaska. She graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in...

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