Born September 30, 1942 in Harvey, Illinios
Departed June 21, 2017 in Ava, Missouri
Thank you for your service to this nation!
Ronald “Ron” Lee Bell, age 66, of Reeds Spring, Missouri, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017, in Springfield, Missouri. He was born on February 3, 1951, in Wichita, Kansas, the son of Charles and Helen Bell. Ron was joined in marriage July 11, 1970 to Sherryl Welch. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.
Ron was the owner of the Hummingbird Inn Bed and Breakfast in Reeds Spring, Missouri. He was involved in construction as a contractor and he enjoyed being in the great outdoors especially enjoyed fishing. He was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Branson and enjoyed sharing his faith with others. Most of all, Ron loved his family and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Marsha Erickson and his son, James Stephen “Stevie” Bell.
Ron is survived by his loving family including his wife of nearly 47 years, Sherryl Ann (Welch) Bell of the home; three children, Leighton Bell and wife Susan of Canada, Jeremy “JJ” Bell and wife Amy of Branson, Missouri, and Abigail Van Every and husband Mark of Springfield, Missouri; four grandchildren: Freya Bell, Cierra Bell, Haydon Bell, and Malachi Van Every.
A memorial service will be held 5:00 pm Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Branson. A reception will follow at the Hummingbird Inn Bed and Breakfast in Reeds Spring.
Greg Thomas Hebert, age 53, of Branson, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017. He was born November 5, 1963, in Oxnard, California, the son of Paul and Carolyn Hebert. Greg was joined in marriage November 12, 2004, to his loving wife MaLinda. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.
Greg was the owner of A-Bear Painting in Branson. He loved his work and helping others. With a wonderful sense of humor and a great smile, Greg was a loving husband, father, brother and uncle. He would do anything for his family. They meant the world to him. Greg will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Greg is survived by his loving wife of 12 years, MaLinda Hebert of the home; his children, Gabrielle, Hannah and Samuel Hebert, all of the home; his mother, Carolyn Hebert of St. George, Utah; a brother, David Hebert and wife Patty of Richfield, Utah; two sisters, Julie Matthews-Grimes and husband Russ of Paso Robles, California, Cathy Gwilliam and husband Barney of St. George, Utah; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Greg’s life will be held Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Fellowship at Cross Creek in Branson, Missouri, with Pastor Joe Cross officiating. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established through www.gofundme.com/hebertfamilyfund.
Bruce Michael Chalup, age 63, of Galena, Missouri, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017. He was born February 18, 1954, in Crescent, Iowa, the son of Claire and Phyllis Chalup. Bruce was joined in marriage to his wife Karen on August 17, 1985. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.
Bruce was a Nascar fan, enjoyed travel and was an expert at making pumpkin pies. He was self-employed in heating and air conditioning as well as cable contracting in fiber optics. His greatest love was his family and his dear grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Claire Chalup.
Bruce is survived his loving wife of 31 years, Karen Chalup of the home; a son, Jason Wisely and wife Pauline of Galena, Missouri; daughter Lisa Sherfy and husband Scot of Shell Knob, Missouri; and daughter Jessica Millman and husband David of Bellevue, Nebraska. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, including Jason’s children Damien, Aiyana and Karina; Lisa’s children Brandon, Holly and Addison; and Jessica’s children Christopher, Alyssa and Bryana; and one great-grandchild on the way; three brothers: Jackson Chalup and wife Tammy of Windsor Heights, Iowa, Larry Chalup of York, Nebraska, and Jerry Chalup of Sioux City, Iowa; his mother, Phyllis Schneiders of Sioux City, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial gathering is planned for Friday, June 16th from 12:00-6:00 p.m. at Colby Park, 6900 School Street, Windsor Heights, Iowa.
Michael Joseph Frangkiser, age 73, of Branson, Missouri, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017. Mike was born August 26, 1943, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Roger and Maxine Frangkiser. He was joined in marriage to his wife Deborah on July 24, 2001. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.
A true one-of-a-kind man, Mike was a racecar driver and two-time national champion. He loved spending time in Florida, fishing, gardening and cooking. He knew when to speak his mind. Mike will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roger and Maxine Frangkiser.
Mike is survived by his loving wife of 16 years, Deborah Frangkiser of the home; four children: Michelle Boynton of California; Lorri Stock and husband Chris of California, Crystal Staton and husband Mark of Branson, Missouri, and Paul Jeter and wife Trina of Gatesville, Texas; three granddaughters: Ashley VanBurch, Maxine Calle and Emily Stock; ten grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers: Chuck O’Day of Branson, Missouri, and Sean O’Day and wife Louise of Virginia Beach, Virginia; a sister, Cathy Ferguson and husband Gene of Lake Worth, Texas; a stepmom, Susy Frangkiser of Fordland, Missouri; an aunt, Vallare Thomas of Lakeworth, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, June 11, 2017, from 2:00-5:00 pm at Beverly’s Steakhouse in Branson.
Barbara Lou Schuyler, age 59, of Hollister, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017. She was born October 6, 1957, in Marshall, Arkansas, the daughter of Bob Hinkle and Rachel Villines. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.
Barbara earned her PHD in Sociology, a Masters Degree in Nursing and was a Family Nurse Practitioner. She enjoyed doing crafts of all sorts and gardening. Barbara painted rocks and glass flowers for her family. She also enjoyed genealogy research and scrap-booking. Barbara enjoyed reading and was actively involved in AA for several years. Most of all, she loved spending time with her granddaughters and doing projects with them. Always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need, Barbara dearly loved her family and always wanted the best for them.
She was preceded in death by her father, Bob Hinkle; her step-feather, Kenneth Villines; a sister, Tonia Villines; and a brother, Gary Villines.
Barbara is survived by three sons, Marshall Waters of Springfield, Missouri, Zach Waters of Hollister, Missouri, and Shawn Cutburth of Belton, Missouri; her granddaughters, Shawnee Cutburth, Sydni Cutburth, and Samantha Cutburth, all of Belton, Missouri, Faith Waters of North Carolina; her mother, Rachael Villines of Harrison, Arkansas; a sister, Renee Baker of Harrison, Arkansas; two brothers, Wayne Villines of Galena, Missouri, Ronnie Hinkle of Oregon; and her partner in life, Lester Schuyler of Arkansas.
No services are planned at this time.
James “Sonny” Donald Hardy, age 89, of Branson, Missouri, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017. Sonny was born August 10, 1927, in Richland Center, Wisconsin. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.
Sonny proudly served our country in the U.S. Air Force. He was dedicated to his work as a foreman for National Lock. With a passion for the outdoors, Sonny enjoyed camping, fishing and working on cars. His dogs Charlie and Tiny were his companions, and most importantly, he will be dearly missed by family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Vi Hardy and second wife, Alberta Wilkinson; as well as a son, Jim Hardy.
Sonny is survived by three children: Gloria Huckabee of Rockford, Illinois; Pete Hardy of Sikeston, Missouri; and Rodney Hardy of Rockford, Illinois; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
No services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the James “Sonny” Hardy fund c/o Cremations of the Ozarks.
Davy Jester, 82, passed away on May 26, 2017.
Davy is survived by his wife of 62 years, Donna, son Gerry Jester, son Terry Jester and spouse Melinda, granddaughter Bailey Cannon and spouse Michael, and grandson Brant Jester.
A memorial service will be June 3 at Grace Assembly of God Church (Springfield) at 1:00 PM.
Frederick “Rick” Carl Wohlleben, age 64, of Blue Eye, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017. He was born September 23, 1952, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Art and Creda Wohlleben. Rick was joined in marriage December 31, 2015, to his loving wife Tomi. In following with his wishes, Rick donated his body to medical research through the Genesis Legacy of Life program.
Rick proudly served his country in the U. S. Navy. He grew up in Wisconsin and was a lifelong Green Bay Packer fan. He also enjoyed his work in construction and at Graphic Packaging in Boulder, Colorado, where he worked for 17 years. Most of all, Rick loved his family and the time he spent with his wife Tomi and his three cats, Oscar, Mr. Bill and Andy. He will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him.
Rick is survived by his loving wife Tomi Gilbert of the home; a son, Tony Wohlleben of Colorado; a daughter, Becky Landwehr of Colorado; seven grandchildren, Nicci Chips, Elliott Delka, Irianna Dunn and Kaleb Fulks, Christopher Wohlleben, Robert and Damian Summers; two step-children, Blanche and Frank; and a sister, Marie Hoefferly of Park Falls, Wisconsin; many nieces, nephews, including Marie Lee and her children, Rachel and Ben, Sandra Laviolette and her children, Garrison, Lauren, Derrek and Spencer; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins in Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A celebration of life will be held at a later time in Colorado. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Rick may be made to the American Cancer Society.