Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Brady Feltner d. 22 September 1993

Brady Feltner, 74

WAYNESVILLE- Services for Brady Feltner will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Waynesville Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Waynesville Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Feltner, a retired shoemaker, died at 7:35 a.m. Wednesday in Sunset Village of the Ozarks Med Center.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday in the funeral chapel.

The Springfield News-Leader
Springfield, Missouri
24 September 1993
Page 14

Sunday, March 4, 2018

H. Dale Hooker d. 3 April 2009

H. Dale Hooker, 89, Springfield, formerly of Lebanon, Missouri passed away Friday, April 3, 2009 in his home.

A native of Dixon, Missouri, Dale served in the United States Navy during World War II. He owned and operated Dale's Sporting Goods in Devil's Elbow from 1950 until 1968.

He served on the board of Laclede Electric Cooperative in Lebanon and then became the general manager of the Coop for several years, retiring in 1984. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Lebanon Rotary Club, and was a 32nd Degree Mason. He had served on the Lebanon City Council, the Hughes Foundation Board, and as president of the Lebanon Country Club. Early in his life he had been a Deputy Sheriff of Pulaski County.

He was united in marriage to Aileen Parker in 1941, and to this union two children were born. Aileen passed away in 1986. In 1988, he married Rita Y. (Bear) Campbell.

He was also proceeded in death by his parents, Harrison Pryor and Flora Harrison Hooker; and a son H. Dale Hooker, II.

Dale is survived by his wife Rita, of the home; a daughter Anne Williamson, Dallas, Texas; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four step-sons, Mark, Jim, Scott, and Greg Campbell; a number of step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 8, 2009, in the Holman-Howell Funeral Home of Lebanon, with Rev. Andy Bryan officiating. Graveside service and burial will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, in the Dixon Cemetery, Dixon, Mo. Visitation will be 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday in the funeral home.

A memorial to the Diabetes Association has been established and contributions may be made through Holman-Howe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 28, Lebanon, MO, 65536.

The Springfield News-Leader
Springfield, Missouri
7 April 2009
Page 11

Squire Andrew Wells d. 12 September 1962

DEVIL'S ELBOW- Squire Andrew Wells, 78-year-old grocer here, died at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Pulaski County Hospital, following a long illness.

Surviving are his wife, Ann; three sons, Sterling and Harold, both of Devil's Elbow, and the Rev. Dallas Wells, Waynesville; a daughter, Miss Jewell Wells, Birmingham, Ala., a brother, Tom Wells, Crocker; three sisters, Mrs. Della Stewart and Mrs. Grace Hooker, both of Lebanon, and Mrs. Pearl Wilson, St. Louis; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday in Calvary Baptist Church, with the Rev. J.W. Brewer officiating. Burial will be in Hooker Cemetery, under direction of Moss-Williams, Waynesville.

The Springfield News-Leader
Springfield, Missouri
14 September 1962
Page 55

Nellie May Burgard d. 2 June 1975


MANSFIELD- Graveside services for Mrs. Nellie Burgard, 85, Devil's Elbow, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Rolla City Cemetery, with the Rev. Larry Keeth officiating. Burial will be under direction of Null and Son of Rolla.

Friends may call at the funeral home tonight.

Mrs. Burgard died Monday in the hospital at Mansfield after a short illness.

A native of Sedalia, she and her late husband operated a grocery store at Devil's Elbow from 1937-1960.

Surviving are two sons, Granville L., of St. Louis, Ill., and Robert S. of Mansfield.

The Springfield News-Leader
Springfield, Missouri
4 June 1975
Page 38

Randel E. Norvell d. 25 December 1974


DEVIL"S ELBOW- Funeral services for Randoll E. Norvell, 74, of Devil's Elbow, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Moss-Williams Chapel, Waynesville, with Rev. John Hedlund officiating. Burial will be in Hooker Cemetery, Devil's Elbow.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Moss-Williams Chapel.

Mr. Norvell died at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pulaski County Hospital of an apparent heart attack.

Survivors include his wife, Emma; two sons, Stanley and Lester, both of St. Louis, and a sister, Ethel Norvell, address unknown.

The Springfield News-Leader
Springfield, Missouri
27 December 1974
Page 20

Charles O. McCoy d. 24 April 1972


WAYNESVILLE- Funeral services for Charles O. McCoy, 79, of Devil's Elbow, Mo., will be at 2 p.m. today in Moss-Williams Chapel here with the Rev. Kenneth Greene officiating. Burial will be in Waynesville Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. McCoy died at 8:15 p.m. Monday in Pulaski County Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

Surviving are his wife, Maggie; a son, Paul of Dixon; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Miller, of Devil's Elbow, and Mrs. Norma Dodds, Waynesville; a brother, Francis of Halstead, Kan.; three sisters, Mrs. Frances Shaffer, Wichita, Kan., Mrs. Stella Dalton, Longmont, Colo., and Mrs. Festa Pruitt, Tucson, Ariz.; and five grandchildren.

The Springfield News-Leader
Springfield, Missouri
27 April 1972
Page 34

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Danny Lee Roam d. 17 October 1968


WAYNESVILLE- Funeral services for Danny Lee Roam, 16, Route 1, Waynesville, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the United Pentecostal Church here with the Rev. Cecil McCutcheon officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery near Swedeborg under direction of Moss-Williams of Waynesville.

The youth was shot about 6 p.m. Thursday in an accident which occurred while he and friends hunted for squirrels in the Gladden Park area on Mo. 17 eight miles west of Waynesville. The youth was rushed to the Pulaski County Hospital here where he died about 6:45 p.m.

Surviving are his parents, Leo Roam, Route 1, Waynesville, and Mrs. Norma Amacker, Devil’s Elbow; two sisters, Linda and Janet, both of the home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lena Fay Roam, St. Louis; and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Melvin Rogers, Lebanon.

The Springfield News-Leader
Springfield, Missouri
19 October 1968
Page 17

Friday, February 23, 2018

Thomas Zachariah Hensley d. 4 April 1940

Thomas Zachariah Hensley, son of John and Mary Hensley was born near Union in Franklin County, Missouri on December 29, 1846. He passed away at his home in Dixon, Missouri, April 4, 1940, at the age of 93 years 3 months, and 5 days.

His family moved to Pulaski County while he was still a child.

He enlisted in the Union Army September 16, 1864 at the age of 17. He served until June 9, 1865 and was mustered out at Benton Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri.

 He then returned to his home in Pulaski County where May 25, 1872, he was married to Mary Overby. To this union were born 8 children, 6 of whom survive and all reside in California.

He lost his wife through death in April, 1889.

On May 5, 1901 he was united in marriage to La Venia Thomas. To this union were born 4 children, all of whom survive.

He united with the Christian religion early in life.

He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, 10 children, 19 grandchildren, 27 great-great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.

Services from Gilbert's Chapel, Dixon, April 6, in charge of Chris Veasman and the American Legion posts of Dixon and Iberia.

Mr. Hensley was a pioneer of this section and laid to rest in Dixon Cemetery.

Dixon Pilot
Dixon, Missouri
11 April 1940

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

William P. Mitchell d. 1 November 1956

Optical Firm Owner Dies

William P. Mitchell Was Civic Leader

William P. Mitchell, 59, one of the leading business and civic leaders of Waynesvville, died in Fort Wood Hospital at 3:30 a.m. today. He was owner of the Waynesville Optical Company, with far-reaching trade in lenses for shooting glasses.

One of the civilian leaders in the successful effort to obtain Ft. Wood as a permanent Army installation, Mr. Mitchell was widely known over the Ozarks. He moved to Waynesville in 1947 and established his company, first known as the Mitchell Optical Company.

Mr. Mitchell was born in Tennessee and had been in the optical business more than 40 years. He started in Kansas City in 1914 with the Columbia Optical Company. IN 1923 he studied optometry at the Needles Institute of Optometry in Kansas City and established a branch office of the Columbia firm in Oklahoma City. He later served as special representative in the middle west with Bausch and Lomb for 18 years.

During World War II he manufactured optical elements for the armed forces in St. Louis. He turned his attention to shooting glasses and moved to Waynesville. In recent years he also has manufactured driving glasses, designed to reduce glare and increase visibility at night.

Survivors include his wife, Jean and a son, William P., Jr., of Grapevine, Tex., and daughter, Mrs. Nancy Christy, Waynesville.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending word from distant relatives. They will be under direction of Hedges. The request has been made that instead of flowers donations be made toward a municipal swimming pool for Waynesville.

Springfield Leader and Press
Springfield, Missouri
1 November 1956
Page 33

Monday, February 19, 2018

Issac F. (Ike) Martin, SR. d. 15 March 1975

Issac F. (Ike) Martin, SR. d. 15 March 1975

Springfield businessman Isaac F. (Ike) Martin, Sr., 80, of 1209 South Jefferson, died at 10:55 p.m. Saturday at his home after a long illness.

Mr. Martin established the Ike Martin music store, now located at 220 South Campbell, in 1919 on South Main Street. He retired in 1948.

He was active with the Missouri Conservation Commission and was a World War I Navy veteran.

Mr. Martin was a member of Goad-Ballinger American Legion Post 69, VFW, and Elks Lodge 409.

He attended Springfield Public Schools and Drury College and was a member of St. Agnes Cathedral.

Survivors include his wife, Ethel M.; three sons, Isaac F., Jr., of 2526 East Grand, Charles Dudley, of Route 2, and Ben J. of Scottsdale, Ariz.; three sisters, Mrs. Loraine Strickrodt, Aurora, Mrs. Delbert Wright, Brentwood, and Mrs. Naomi Hasty, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and five grandchildren.

Arrangements are incomplete under direction of Herman H. Lohmeyer.

The Springfield News-Leader
Springfield, Missouri 
17 March 1975
Page 7 

*Editor’s Note---Saint Robert was home to an Ike Martin Music Store as early as December 1974 when the Pulaski County Democrat reported that Mr. & Mrs. Ron Reed were the new managers. A seemingly abandoned (but stocked) Ike Martin Music Store was located just east (37.827531, -92.173484) of the IGA Foodliner on Route 66 as late as 1989.