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Delton “Bud” Olinger, 90, El Dorado Springs, was born on Feb. 12, 1930, and passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020.

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William Alden Fox was born July 21, 1945, to Bruce Alden and Lauretta Fox at Baptist Hospital, Springfield. He passed away on Friday, Oct. 23, at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, at the age of 75. 

Athleticism was in the air as parents, family, students, teammates and area spectators enjoyed a number of heated match ups during an all-day volleyball tourney featuring numerous teams from across the Ozarks on Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Stockton High School gymnasium.

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

John Arthur Hedges, 88, Independence, passed away peacefully at St. Luke’s Hospice House on Monday Oct. 6. 

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Allen O’Neil Morton, 79, passed away on Sept. 19, in Odessa, Texas. 

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Raymond Lee Neill, 84, Fair Play, passed away at his home on Sunday, Sept. 27. 

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On September 8, 2020 Richard (Rick) Glen Ritenour, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 64 at his home in Marietta, Georgia after a lengthy and hard-fought battle with cancer.

Daniel O. Elliston, 51, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Sept. 10, in his home in Caplinger Mills. 

Walter Joe “W. J.” Steward, 82, Nevada, passed away on Sept. 2, at his home. W. J. was born in southeast Vernon County, on April 23, 1938, to Walter Lavere and Mary Josephine (Bradin) Steward.  

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Joe Ray Neill passed away Thursday, Aug. 20, after a long battle with kidney disease. Joe was born to Ray and Ruby (Holmes) Neill on Jan. 10, 1943, in Dunnegan, Missouri

Phillip “Burr” Harold Ray, 91 , Stockton, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Aug. 18, per his personal wishes. 

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Logan Wyatt Baker, age 12 of Stockton tragically lost his life Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. He would have been entering seventh grade at Stockton Junior High School. He was born Jan. 22, 2008, and raised in Stockton. He was the loving son of Ashley Coleman Baker.

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Harry Lester Beckley, 83, Lockwood, passed away on August 21, after his battle with lung cancer.

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Margery Elizabeth Gannaway, 89, Bolivar, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 18, at Citizens Memorial Health Care Facility.

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Aaron James Pyle, 19, was born on July 23, 2001 to Ronald Craig Pyle and Tammy Carriker in Bolivar, and went to his heavenly home on Aug. 3, 2020 in Galena, Kansas.

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Carolyn Sue Simmons was born on June 15, 1950, to Frank and Mina Simmons at their rural home in Stockton. She passed away on Tuesday, July 28, at Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar.

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Helen L. Emshwiller, 94, Fair Play, passed away Thursday, July 9, in her home.  

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Donald Wayne Harris, 82, Stockton, passed away Thursday, June 25, at home surrounded by his family. 

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Michael “Mike” Craig Royston 45, formerly from the Webster County area, passed away on Monday, June 15, at Cox Hospital, Springfield, after a sudden illness. 

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Our cherished and beloved son, born on Sept. 18,1987 in Brooklyn, New York, was taken home suddenly to be with his Lord and Savior in Olathe, Kansas on Thursday, June 18. 

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Ruby Lou (Hayward) Brown was born January 7, 1936, in Dade County, at the home of Bub and Ruby Davis to James Ernest and Lela Marie Hayward.

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Mary Donna Gannaway, 83, Apex, North Carolina, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully on Wednesday, June 10.

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Joyce Mabe, 81, Jerico Springs, passed away on March 30, after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer while at home, comfortably with her family.

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Maudie (Marti) Lucille Seale, age 76, of Stockton, Missouri passed away Monday, June 1. She was born in Springfield on March 6, 1944, to Maloy and Loma Gambriel. 

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Darrell Duwayne Craft, 62, a Northland resident of Kansas City, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 3, at his home with his loving family by his side. 

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Kenneth Lee Reynolds, 75, Stockton, passed away on Saturday, May 30, in Springfield. 

Carolyn Beth (Hickman) Mershon, 86, Stockton, passed away peacefully at 6:28 a.m. Thursday, May 28, at Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar, due to a brain aneurysm.