Area Obituaries

Jerry Wayne Strawn

Jerry Wayne Strawn, 75, West Plains, Missouri, passed away at 1:20 a.m., Sunday, September 6, 2020, at his home. He was born April 24, 1945, at Trenton, Michigan, to Allen Strawn and Lura Belle Neeley Strawn.  On July 31, 1989, he was married at West Plains, to Joy Wade.  Mr. Strawn was a veteran, having…

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Bessie Louise Busbey

Graveside services for Bessie Louise Busbey, 82, Peace Valley, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 25, 2020 at Bennett Chapel Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.   Mrs. Busbey passed away at 12:12 p.m., Monday, September 21, 2020, at West Vue Nursing Center.   She was born May 7, 1938,…

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Stanley Raymond Jeffery

Stanley Raymond Jeffery, 71, West Plains, Missouri, passed away at 11:29 p.m., Friday, September 18, 2020, at his home. He was born November 13, 1948, at Benton Harbor, Michigan, to Robert Jeffery and Ruby Whitcomb Jeffery.  On September 4, 1970, he was married at West Plains, to Jan Emerick.  Stan loved the Lord and his…

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Marie Owens

Marie Owens, 88, West Plains, Missouri, passed away at 7:00 a.m., Monday, September 21, 2020, at her home. She was born January 24, 1932, at West Plains, Missouri, to Wilber Shook and Beulah Brixey Shook.  On April 9, 1949, she was married at Salem, Arkansas, to Joseph Otto Owens, who preceded her in death on…

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Dr. Claude Franklin Smith

Dr. Claude Franklin Smith, 86, West Plains, Missouri, passed away at 8:40 a.m., Sunday, September 20, 2020, at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Missouri.  Arrangements are pending under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

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Monty Camden

Monty Camden, 65, West Plains, Missouri, passed away at 4:10 p.m., Sunday, September 20, 2020, at his home.   He was born November 2, 1954, at West Plains, Missouri, to Denver Noah Camden and Loeta Ilene Decker Camden.  Monty loved to ride his bike and anything that went fast.  He especially loved his grandson, Jase…

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Patrick Lally

Patrick John (PJ) Lally, 68, Bakersfield, Missouri, passed away at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, September 20, 2020 at his home, with his wife and son by his side. He was born June 29, 1952, at Chicago, Illinois, to Patrick John Lally, Sr. and Bridget Agnes Lally.  On September 2, 1980, he was married at Bakersfield, Missouri,…

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Ruth Ann Klingler

Graveside services for Ruth Ann Klingler, 65, The Colony, Texas, formerly of West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Oak Lawn Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.   Mrs. Klingler passed away at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at Carrollton Regional Medical Center, Carrollton, Texas.…

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Kenneth Earl Wood, Sr

A private memorial service will be held at a later date for Kenneth Earl Wood, Sr., 87, West Plains, Missouri. Mr. Wood passed away at 3:35 a.m., Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at Ozarks Medical Center. He was born December 15, 1932, at Pomona, Missouri, to Elmer John Wood and Olive Shadwell Wood.  On November 23,…

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Juline Rena Edwards

Juline Rena (Julie) Edwards, 65, West Plains, Missouri, passed away at 7:01 a.m., Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at her home. She was born June 11, 1955, at Redondo Beach, California, to Henry Podoll and Bernice Elnore Lillian Mickelson Podoll Spotts.  On June 7, 1974, she was married at West Plains, to Ronnie Edwards.  Mrs. Edwards…

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