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Name of Deceased: Francis Marion Anglen
Date: December 26, 1926
Submitters Name: Connie Alff

Obit: Francis M. Anglen was born April 1, 1846, in Illinois, and died December 24, 1926, a the age of 80 years, 8 months and 24 days.
He married Mary M. Alley June 24, 1865. To them were born 18 children. He professed a hope in Christ 21 years ago.
He leaves to mourn his loss, one brother, 10 children (6 girls and 4 boys) 60 grand children, 67 great grand children, and a host of friends.
He was laid to rest at Thorpe Cemetery Christmas Day. Funeral services were conducted by Eld. J. H. Alderson.


Name of Deceased: Millie Charlotte Anglen
Date: December 1943
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: Millie Charlotte Anglen Dill was born February 8, 1880, near Thorpe, MO., and passed away at her home near March, MO., on December 17, 1943, being at the time 63 years, 10 months and 10 days old.
She was the daughter of Francis and Mary Anglen. She was converted and united with Thorpe Baptist Church at an early age, later moving her membership to Center Point Church, remaining a member until death.
In October, 1898, she was married to Charley Dill. To this union were born eight children.
She leaves to mourn her passing her companion and eight children; Amos of Long Lane, Oscar, Walker, Albert and Sherman of Elkland, Wilburn of the U. S. Army in the Hawaiian Islands, Clyde of the U. S. Army in North Africa and Grace Snodgrass of Lindsay, California who could not be present for the funeral. Four sisters and three brothers survive her: Nancy Gann of Lindsay, California, Charity Mallard and Becky Johnston of Elkland, Sarah Dill of Mazie, Oklahoma, Sam Anglen of Urbana, Walter Anglen of Elkland and Alfred Anglen of Lebanon: 22 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. One sister, Judie Deckard and two brothers, Willis and Frank Anglen, and one granddaughter, Alice Dill, preceded her in death.
She was a kind and loving companion and mother and will be sadly missed by her family, relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Lawrence Graves at Thorpe Baptist Church, December 20 at 2:30 p.m. Interment followed in Thorpe Cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Walter Anglen
Date: February 1961
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: Walter Anglen, son of F. M. and Mary Alley Anglen was born September 6, 1884 near Charity, Missouri. Departed this life January 29, 1961 at his home near Thorpe at the age of 76 years, 4 months and 23 days.
He was married to Maggie Johnston, January 20, 1904. To this union were born three sons and one daughter.
Surviving him are two sons, William F., of Marshall, Missouri and Morris Anglen of Seymour, Missouri; 12 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and two sisters, Sadie Dill, Wagner, Oklahoma and Rebeckie Nunn, Springfield, Missouri also a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Preceding him in death were his wife, one son, Ollie, and one daughter, Jewell Inez.
He was converted at an early age and was united with the Thorpe Baptist Church where he remained a faithful member until death.
He lived his life in the community where he passed away.
Funeral services were held at the Thorpe Church February 1, 1961 at 1:00 p.m. with Elder J. C. Pinkley officiating. Interment was in the Thrope cemetery under direction of the L. B. Jones Funeral Home.


Name of Deceased: John Willis Anglin
Date: May 1942
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: John Willis Anglin, age 70 years, 7 months and 6 days, died at 3:10 p.m., Friday, May 22, 1942, at the family home at Elkland, MO., after a long illness.
He was the sone of Francis and Mary Anglin. He was united in marriage January 1, 1898, to Martha E. Mallard. To this union were born two children, Wessley F. and Mrs. Gladys Faulkner, both of Elkland.
He leaves to mourn his passing the above named children, a son-in-law, Ira Faulkner, daughter-in-law, Ethel Anglin, 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; three brothers, Sam Anglin, Marshall, MO., Walter Anglin, Elkland, and Alford Anglin, Lebanon, MO; five sisters, Nancy Gann of Buffalo, Charity Mallard of Elkland, Millie Dill of Elkland, Sade Dill of Mazie, OK, and Becky Johnson of Springfield. His father, mother, two sisters and two brothers preceded him in death. He leaves many other relatives and friends to mourn his passing. He was a kind and loving husband, father and neighbor. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He bore his suffering very patiently and was ready to go to receive his great reward. He was converted at an early age and joined the Free Will Baptist Church and lived a faithful life until death.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. at Mallard Cemetery by Rev. Lester Slack. Burial followed there under direction of L. B. Jones. Pall bearers were granddaughters.


Name of Deceased: Martha Elizabeth Mallard Anglin
Date: September 1959
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: Martha Elizabeth (Mallard) Anglin, daughter of D. F. and Jane Mallard was born June 12, 1867 in Polk County. She departed this life September 25, 1959 at the age of 92 years, 3 months and 13 days at the home of her son, Mr. W. F. Anglin in Conway, Missouri.
She was united in marriage to John Willis Anglin on December 31, 1890. To this union were born two children, one son, Wesley F. Anglin of Conway and one daughter, Gladys Faulkner. Her husband and daughter preceded her in death.
She is survived by one son, W. F. Anglin of Conway, MO. and two brothers, Lee Mallard of Elkland, MO and W. M. Mallard of Springfield, MO, 11 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the L. B. Jones Funeral Home, Sunday, September 27, 1959 at 2:30 p.m. with Eld. Lawrence Graves officiating. Interment was in the Mallard Cemetery under direction of the L. B. Jones Funeral Home.


Name of Deceased: Matilda J. Anglin
Date: November 1994
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: Matilda J. Anglen, 86, of Marshall, died Nov. 23, 1994 at Big Bend Retreat in Slater.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall, with the Rev. Vernon Maxted officiating. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at Thorpe Cemetery, east of Buffalo.
Matilda Anglen was born Nov. 7, 1908, in Dallas County, to James Price Breshears and Mary Ellen (Gaunt) Breshears.
She was married Jan. 28, 1926, in Buffalo, to William Francis Anglen, who died May 5, 1971. She lived in Saline County most of her life, retiring from the Marshall Habilitation Center after 20 years of service. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Marshall.
Survivors include a son, Romie Anglen, Columbia; and daughter, Rowena Anglen of Marshall; one grandson, a great granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents preceded her in death, as did her husband, four sisters and seven brothers.
Memorials are requested to Bethany Baptist Church, Marshall.


Name of Deceased: Otie Ellen Anglin
Date: January 1929
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: Anglin Infant
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Anglin born and died January 20, 1929. She lived eleven hours. She was budded on earth to be blown in heaven. She left to mourn her passing a father, mother, three brothers and four sisters. She was laid to rest in the Thorpe Cemetery, Monday, January 21. Mrs. Anglin is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Breshears.


Name of Deceased: Sylvia E. Anglin
Date: March 1956
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: Sylvia Ethel Breshears Anglin, daughter of James and Mary Ellen Breshears was born December 21, 1894 near Charity, Missouri in Dallas County, She passed away in her home near Buffalo, Missouri on March 22, 1956 at the age of 61 years, 3 monts and 1 day.
She was united in marriage to Wesley F. Anglin July 25, 1913. To this union 12 children were born. One infant daughter preceded her in death.
She is survived by her husband, 7 daughters and 4 sons. Mrs. Marion Howe, Mrs. Elmo Wingo, Mrs. Glen Austin of Elkland, MO., Mrs. Jim Clemens of Springfield, MO., Mrs. Norman St. Clair of Rockford, Illinois, Mrs. Joe Highfill of Kansas City, MO., Patsy Ethel of the home and Bobby Gene of Rockford, Illinois; Othel, Lawrence and Jim of Kansas City, MO. Surviving also are 25 grandchildren and 4 brothers and 2 sisters, Lewis Breshears of Kansas City, MO., Ezra Breshears of Camarilla, California; Albert and Cleo Breshears of Buffalo; Mrs. Bill Anglin of Marshall, MO., Mrs. Charley Wise of Denmark, Oregon.
She professed faith in Christ in early life and remained so until death. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church of Long Lane.
She will be sadly missed by her family and all her many friends.
Funeral services conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 1956 at Jones Funeral Home by Elder J. C. Pinkley. Burial in Thorpe Cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Wesley F. Anglin
Date: April 1982
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: Funeral services for Wesley F. Anglin were held at 2 p. m. Saturday, May 1 in the Montgomery Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Lawrence Graves officiating. Music was by Vernon and Jo Ann Viets who sang "I Won't Have to Cross Jordan Alone, " "Shall We Gather At The River," and " In The Sweet Bye and Bye." Casketbearers were Donald Howe, David Clemmons, Francis Wingo, Jeff St. Clair, Kenneth Highfill and Barry Anglin. Interment was in Thorpe Cemetery under the direction of the Montgomery Funeral Home of Buffalo.
Wesley F. Anglin was born October 16, 1891 in Dallas County, the son of John Willis and Martha Elizabeth Mallard Anglin. He died at Chastain's Nursing Home of Buffalo on April 28, at the age of 90 years, six months and 12 days.
On July 25, 1913, he was united in marriage with Sylvia Ethel Breshears at Long Lane. This union was blessed with four sons and eight daughters. He was preced in death by his wife, Sylvia on March 22, 1956, two sons, James, June 20, 1974 and Lawrence, December 18, 1981; two daughters, Opal Howe on January 10, 1972 and an infant daughter in 1929.
He was united in marriage to Blanche Cress Griggs in 1968. She preceded him in death on February 20, 1979.
Mr. Anglin is survived by two sons, Othel of Edward and Bobby Gene of Kansas City; six daughters, Ona Wingo, Agnes Clemens both of Springfield, Dorothy St. Clair, Buffalo, June Kelly, Conway, Velma and Patsy Austin, both of Elkland; four daughters-in-law and four sons-in-law, one step daughter, Audrey McClanahan, one stepson, Junior Cress, 38 grandchildren and 51 great grandchildren.
He was a retired farmer from the Charity area and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church of Buffalo.


Name of Deceased: Jim Buck Atteberry
Date: June 1971
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: Jim Buck Atteberry, son of Tim W. Atteberry and Bernice Harmon Atteberry, was born December 24-1926 in Dallas County, Missouri. He passed away June 26, 1971 at Doylesville, Colorado as a result of a car accident.
At age eleven he confessed his faith in Christ and was baptized into the Christian Church at Charity, Missouri. For the past seveal years he has been active at the First Baptist Church in Bountiful, Utah.
He was united in marriage on February 21, 1950 to Bonnie Dell Huffman and to this union two children were born, Jan 18 and Don.16
Jim attended public schools at Charity, MIssouri and Southwest State College. He served his country in World War II, joining the Navy at the age of 17 and serving three years.
At the time of his death he was employed by Herculese Inc. at Salt Lake City and Chance Vought of Dallas, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his father T. W. Atteberry on January 27, 1968.
He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Bonnie; his daughter, Jan and son, Don, of the home in Bountiful, Utah; his mother, Mrs. Tim W. Atteberry of Elkland, MO.; one sister Mrs. Homer Darby of Yzoo City, Mississippi; five brothers; Pat H. of Corvallis, Oregon, Henry of Dallas, Texas, Milton, Deryle and Joe of Elkland, MO. and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jim was active in community activities; church work in the First Baptist Church and Boy Scouts of Bountiful and the Masonic Lodge in Grand Prairie, Texas.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 29, 1971 at 2:00 p.m. in the Charity Christian Church with the Rev. Faust Matthews and the Rev. Jerry Whited officiating and under the direction of the Montgomery Funeral Home of Buffalo. The Pettitt and Gott families sang the songs "In the Garden" and "Face to Face" accompanied by the pianist, Mr. Raymond Gott. Escorts were: Loren Case, Frederick Gregg, Vernon Jones, Bob McCall, Scott Nixon and Elza Shaffer. Interment was on Wednesday in the Southland Memorial Park at Grand Prairie, Texas, where the family lived prior to going to Utah. Masonic services will be conducted at graveside by the Grand Prairie Masonic Lodge.


Name of Deceased: Milton Atteberry
Date: January 1937
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: M. P. Atteberry, eldest son of W. K. and Jane Atteberry, was born in Dallas County, Missouri April 23, 1853. He spent his entire life, 83 years, 8 months and 20 days, within one fourth mile of where he was born. He died January 17, 1937, at 2:20 a.m.
Milt, as he was known, was married to Exona Ann Atteberry in the year 1879. To this union was born on daughter, Lessie, who is now Mrs. W. R. Blankenship of St. Louis, MO. His wife died in 1884 and he married Amanda Davis in 1885. To them six children were born, three of whom died in infancy, leaving Ruth Cooksey of Clarks, Louisiana, Tim Atteberry of Charity and Sarah Bennett of Rogers, New Mexico.
His second wife died March 22, 1925. He then married Gladys Anglin on October 31, 1925, with whom he lived very happily until his death.
He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, a son, three daughters, twenty grandsons, nine granddaughters, eight great grandchildren, three brothers, two sisters and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mr. Atteberry expressed a hope during his sickness with these words: "Children, I'm going, I'm ready to die. So far as I know there is nothing to keep me from believing that I will meet you in the Great Beyond." He was never a member of any church but he was a believer in a just and loving God.
Funeral services were conducted at Charity Christian Church by Rev. Elmer Davison Wednesday. Burial was in Charity cemetery under the direction of L. B. Jones.


Name of Deceased: Nota Bernice Atteberry
Date: March 1987
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: Funeral serices for Mrs. Bernice Atteberry were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 16, in the Charity Christian Church with the Rev. Faust Matthews officiating. Music was by Ron Atteberry who sang "Peace In the Valley," "Open Thy Merciful Arms," "One Day At A Time" and "You Are My Sunshine," accompanied by Susan Smith and Janice Doty. Casketbearers were Jim Atteberry, LeRoy Atteberry, Ron Atteberry, Don Atteberry, John Hill and Bret Viets, Honorary escorts were Ko Atteberry Yo Atteberry, Ben Darby, Dick Darby, Bruce Darby, Paul Shaffer, Barry Smith and Ron Yankey. Interment was in Charity Cemetery under the direction of Montgomery Viets Funeral Home of Buffalo.
Nota Bernice Atteberry, daughter of the late John Ward and Sarah (McElwain) Harmon was born Feb. 21, 1888 near Elkland and died at the Hickory Lane Care Center in Buffalo on March 13, 1987 at the age of 99 years and 20 days.
She was a lifelong resident of the Charity and Elkland communities and had taught school in Webster County before her marriage.
On May 18, 1908 she was united in marriage with Tim W. Atteberry of Charity. This union was blessed with seven children.
At an early age she accepted Christ. She was a devoted member of the Christian Women's Fellowship. She enjoyed music and encouraged young people to use their musical talents. She sang in the chuurch choir and was called upon to sing for many special church, school and community programs.
She is survived by three sons and one daughter; Pat and wife, Masako of Corvallis, Oregon; Henry and wife, Ruby, of Dallas, Texas; Joe and wife, Mary of Elkland; and Shirley Darby and husband, Homer of Lakeland, Florida; daughters in law Margorie Atteberry of Buffalo, Lois Atteberry and Bonnie Atteberry of Springfield; 19 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; two brothers: S. W. (Tibe) Harmon of Marshfield and Frank Harmon of Cayucos, California; one sister, Gladys Miller of Fair Grove; and other relatives and friends.
She was preced in death by her husband, Tim W. Atteberry; three sons, Milton, Deryle and Jim; four sisters: May, Bertha, Mildred and Ruth; and four brothers, Bill, Edd, Dorsey and Lawrence.


Name of Deceased: Alva Dredd Austin
Date: January 1942
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: Alva Dredd Austin, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Preston Austin, was born February 11, 1889, in Dallas County. He departed this life January 20, 1942, at the age of 52 years, 11 months and 9 days. Death was due to accident of falling timber.
He was married to Martha Opal Moore August 12, 1914. To this union were born eight children. Two have preceded him in death, John Samuel and Martha Jane. He is survived by his wife, Opal, Private Lawrence Edwin, Alvin Dee, Gladys Irene, Carolina Bell, Tommy Junior, Naomi Jewell, also his mother, Mrs. Joletha E. Austin; seven sisters; Alta Moore, Nora Randleman, Delma Weatherly, Ollie Day, Eunice Dulin, Opal Jones and Alice Bellamy; two brothers; Edgar and Herman. His father preceded him in death August 4, 1941.
He was converted and joined the Mission Chapel Church in 1904. He left a living testimonial that he has gone to be with Jesus.
Funeral services were conducted at Halfway Baptist Church January 22 at 11 a.m. by C. B. Tucker, assisted by J. E. Moore. Interment was in Red Top Cemetery under direction of L. B. Jones.


Name of Deceased: Bette Jo Jones Austin
Date: March 2008
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: Bette Jo Austin, age 82, Springfield, MIssouri, died Saturday, March 22, 2008. Bette was born December 15, 1925, in Elkland, Missouri, the daughter of Lloyd and Faye Jones.
On April 8, 1944, she married Dwight Austin. From this union came three daughters. Dwight preceded her in death in 1993. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughters, Sue Lane and husband, Lyndell of Springfield, MO., Janetta Hausgen and husband, David, Elsberry, MO., and Violet Mahurin of St. Charles, MO., 12 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
A visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on March 25, 2008 in Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Services will be in the funeral home at 10:00 a.m. on March 26, 2008.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Macedonia Baptist Church.


Name of Deceased: Claud Austin
Date: March 1969
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: Funeral services for Claud Austin, 68, a retired farmer of Elkland and a lifelong resident of Dallas County, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Union Mound Baptist Church south of Buffalo with the Rev. Chester B. Viles officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery under direction of Montgomery of Buffalo.
Mr. Austin died at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday in Burge-Protestant Hospital, Springfield, after a long illness. He was a member of Union Mound Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Lillie; four sons, Glen, Paul and Bill, all of Elkland, and Stanley, Halfway; and two brothers, Dwight and Floyd, both of Elkland.
Other survivors include six sisters, Mrs. Alta Niel, Strafford, Mrs. Myrtle Claussen, Mrs. Maggie Newman and Mrs. Oda Highfill, all of Springfield, Mrs. Ona Morgans, Buffalo and Mrs. Erma Rogers, Elkland; eight grandchildren and one step grandchild.


Name of Deceased: Dwight Austin
Date: April 1993
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: Dwight Austin, 72, Springfield, died at 9:24 a.m. Friday, April 23, 1993, in Cox Medical Center South after a short illness.
He was born in Elkland on September 7, 1920 to William and Lavena Austin. He was united in marriage to Bette Jo Jones on April 8, 1944. They lived on a farm in the Elkland area for 35 years and moved to Springfield in May 1979. He was a farmer and carpenter and retired from City Utilities in April 1989.
Survivors include his wife, Bette; three daughter, Sue Lane and husband, Lyndell, Janetta Hausgen and husband, David, and Violet Holcomb; 12 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; four sisters, Erma Rogers, Myrtle Claussen, Ona Perry and Alta Neil; numberous nieces and nephews and a host of relatives and friends.
Services wil be at 10 a.m. Monday in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call after 2:00 p.m. today in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Macedonia Baptist Church where he was a member.


Name of Deceased: Enola Austin
Date: May 1990
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: Funeral services for Enola Austin were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26, in the Montgomery Viets Chapel with the Rev. Max Hotelling officiaiting. Music was by Vernon, Jo Ann and Marlin Viets who sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "I Won't Have to Cross Jordan Alone" Casketbearers were Bob Austin, Dale Dill, Rueben Eske, Howard McCurry, Gilbert Selsor and Bob Wommack. Interment was in Center Point Cemetery under direction of Montgomery Viets Funeral Home of Buffalo.
Mrs. Flo Enola Austin died at Cox Medical Center South on May 23, 1990. She had been in ill health for several years. She was 80 years, nine months and 23 days of age.
Enola was the daughter of James Robert and Sarah Frances (Routh) Newman, whose families were pioneer settlers of Dallas County. She was the youngest of 11 children.
Enola was united in marriage with Wayne Austin on December 22, 1928. The couple spent their entire lives in the Charity and March area.
She was converted at the Mt. Pleasant Church in 1924. In 1930, she joined the Center Point Church and remained a faithful member until her death. She was always willing to lend a helping hand as long as her health permitted.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne of the home on Rt. 2, Elkland; one sister, Etola Henry of Grover City, California; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by six sisters; Mollie Joyner, Della Henson, Ethel Selsor, Ada Nimmo, Elizabeth Hunt and Iva Powell; and three brothers, Ollie, Alvin and Ira Newman; as well as her parents.


Name of Deceased: Freda Austin
Date: July 1987
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: Funeral services for Freda Elizabeth Austin were held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 6, in the Mission Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. John Shuler officiating. Music was by the Pettitt Family who sang "Going Down the Valley," "Meet You in the Morning" and "Beyond the Sunset," accompanied by the pianist Sylvia Snodgrass. Casketbearers were Bill Austin, Vernon Jones, John Howe, Donald Shewmaker, Larry How and Dwight Taylor. Interment was in the Mission Chapel Cemetery under direction of the Montgomery Viets Funeral Home of Buffalo.
Freda Elizabeth Austin was born August 10, 1931 in Dallas County, the daughter of Granville W. and Etha (Newman) Jones. She died July 3, 1987 at the home on Rt. 2, Elkland. She was 55 years, 10 months and 23 days old.
On June 25, 1950, she was united in marriage with Ray E. Austin and two children were born of this union.
Early in life she was baptized and joined the Mission Chapel Baptist Church and remained a member there until her death.
She is survived by her husband, Ray; one son, Dennis of Elkland; one daughter, Patricia and Sonny Shoemaker of Elkland; her mother Etha Jones of Elkland and one granddaughter, Rachel.
She was preceded in death by her father, Granville W. Jones on July 7, 1962.
Even though her illness was long, she responded graciously to the efforts of her family and friends and always had a ready smile for those she knew.


Name of Deceased: Glen Austin
Date: June 1983
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: Glenn Austin, 58, Route 1, Elkland, died at 3:50 p.m. Friday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after an illness of one month.
Mr. Austin was a retired machine helper for Reyco Industries and a member of the Union Mound Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Velma; two daughters, Helen Jean Howe and Jacquelyn Howe, both of Elkland; two brothers, Bill, Elkland, and Stanley, Halfway; and two grandsons.
Montgomery of Buffalo will announce services.

Name of Deceased: Glenn Austin
Date: June 1983
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: Funeral services for Glenn Austin, were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Montgomery Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Chester Viles officiating. Music was by Vernon, Jo Ann and Patsy Viets who sang "Precious Memories," "When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder" and "Lord, Build Me a Cabin in Gloryland." Casketbearers were Kenny Highfill, Wes Kettering, Beech Patten, Lloyd Peak, Albert Tuckness and Vestal Williams. Interment was in the Union Mound Cemetery under direction of Montgomery Funeral Home of Buffalo.
Glenn Austin was born Oct. 21, 1924 in Dallas County, the son of Claud and Lillie (Smith) Austin. He died June 10 at Cox Medical Center in Springfield at the age of 58 years, seven months and 19 days.
On April 16, 1949, he was united in marriage with Velma Earlene Anglin at Elkland and this union was blessed with two daughters. He was preceded in death by his father, Claud, on March 25, 1969, and by his mother, Lillie, March 28, 1980; a brother, Paul, on Feb. 12, 1973.
Surviving are his wife, Velma; two daughters, Helen Jean Howe and Jacquelyn Howe and two sons in law, Larry and Richard Howe, all of Elkland; two brothers Bill Austin of Elkland and Stanley of Halfway; two grandsons, Chris and Steven Howe; also a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives who will mourn his passing.
Glenn professed his faith in his Savior at and early age and united with the Center Point Baptist Church and later transferred his membership to the Union Mound Baptist Church where he remained a member untl his death. He lived around the Elkland community and was employed with Reyco Industries in Springfield for 34 years until poor health forced him to retire in July of 1979.


Name of Deceased: Lillie Dale Austin
Date: March 1980
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: Lille Dale Austin was born July 9, 1903 in Dallas County, MO., the daughter of George and Lena (Bradley) Smith. She departed this life at St. Johns Regional Health Center in Springfield on March 28 at the age of 76 years, eight months and 19 days.
On July 16, 1922 she was united in marriage with Claud Austin at Elkland and four children were born of this union. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1969; one son, Paul in 1973; three brothers: Benny, Jack and Frank; four sisters, Lora Kiesling, Pearl Weeks, Blanche Patten and Janie Cofer.
She lived around the Elkland community all of her life and was a member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church where she remained a member until her passing.
Mrs. Austin is survived by three sons: Glen and Bill of Elkland and Stanley of Halfway: three sisters: Mary Pipes and Bertha Tuckness of Springfield and Amie Austin of Newcastle, California; nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren, one step granddaughter and one step great granddaughter.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 31 at 11 a.m. in the Union Mound Baptist Church with the Rev. Chester Viles officiating. Music was by the Pettitt quartet who sang "How Beautiful Heaven Must Be" and "Rock of Ages" accompanied by the pianist, Mrs. Herschel Pettitt. Casketbearers were Dwight Austin, Ray Austin, Larry How, Richard Howe, Harold Morgans and Norman St. Clair. Interment was in Union Mound Cemetery under the direction of Montgomery Funeral Home of Buffalo.


Name of Deceased: Martha Opal Austin
Date: July 1976
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: Mrs. Martha Opal Austin, daughter of the late John B. and Tamsey Hoover Moore was born on April 7, 1898 in Dallas County, Missouri and departed this life on Friday, July 16, 1976 in the St. John's Hospital, Springfield, where she had been a patient for two days. She was at the time of her passing 78 years, three months and nine days of age.
She professed her faith in Christ early in life and united with the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, later she transferred her membership to the Halfway Baptist Church where she remained a member until her passing. She loved God and wanted everyone else to know the same God she knew.
On August 12, 1914, she was united in marriage to Alva Dred Austin and to this union were born eight children, John, Lawrence, Martha, Alvin, Gladys, Caroline, Tommy and Naomi.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Alva, who passed away in January 1942, two sons, John Samuel and Lawrence Edward, two daughters, Martha Jane and Caroline Belle, three brothers, two sisters and a grandson.
She leaves in her passing two sons, Alvin Dee (Buck) and Tommy Junior, Buffalo; two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Irene Summers, Halfway and Mrs. Naomi Jewell Barham, Halfway; one brother, Tom Moore, Buffalo; 15 grandchldren; seven great grandchildren and six step great grandchildren; also a host of nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.
Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 18, in the Halfway Baptist Church with the Rev. Alpha Redford officiating. The church choir sang accompanied by Mrs. Pat Voris, pianist.
Escorts were John Moore, Roscoe Moore, Virgil Hunt, Larry Voris, Paul Williams and Roy Austin. Interment was in the Red Top Cemetery under the direction of the Cantlon Funeral Home.


Name of Deceased: Paul Junior Austin
Date: February 1973
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: Paul Junior Austin, son of Claude and Lillie Austin, was born just south of the old Cheek Orchard in Dallas County on February 15, 1930, and departed this life in the Smith-Glynn Calloway Clinic in Springfield on February 12, 1973. At the time of his passing he was 42 years, 11 months and 27 days of age.
Paul served his country for a short time in the U. S. Navy toward the end of World War II. He was employed as a truck driver almost from the time he was old enough to have a chauffer license. He met and made many friends following this life's occupation.
He professed faith in his Savior at an early age and united with the Mt. Olive Baptist Church and remained there until his death.
Surviving him are two daughters, Betty of the home and Mrs. Shirley Perry of Springfield, a wife, Sylvia, of the home, his mother, Lillie Austin of Elkland; \three brothers, Glen and Bill of Elkland and Stanley of Springfield; also a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and other relatives and friends who will mourn his passing.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, February 14, 1973 at 2:00 p.m. at the Union Mound Baptist Church with the Rev. Chester Viles officiating. Escorts were Elvin Morgans, Edwin Long, Ray Austin, Jim Richerson, Morris McGregor and Jerry Lewis. Music was provided by Mary Lou Beckner who sang "In The Garden" and "In A Land Where You'll Never Grow Old" accompanied by Ruth Kreisel at the piano. Interment was in Union Mound Cemetery under the direction of Parish-Beckner Funeral Home of Buffalo.


Name of Deceased: Wayne Austin
Date: July 1991
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: Funeral services for Wayne Austin were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 6, in the Montgomery Viets Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Leonard Miller offiiciating. Music was by Vernon, Jo Ann and Marlin Viets who sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "I Won't Have to Cross Jordan Alone." Casketbearers were Bob Austin, Dale Dill, Reuben Eske, Howard McCurry, Gilbert Selsor and Bob Wommack. Interment was in the Center Point Cemetery under direction of the Montgomery Viets Funeral Home of Buffalo.
Wayne Austin was born Oct. 7, 1908 at Elkland, the son of Nathan and Della (Gard) Austin. He died July 3, 1991 at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield at the age of 82 years, eight months and 26 days.
On Dec. 22, 1928, he was united in marriage with Flo Enola Newman. They lived all their married life in the March community. Enola died on May 23, 1990.
In 1926, he was baptized and joined the Center Point Church and kept his membership there until his death.
Wayne was a carpenter, painter, farmer and all around handyman. He was a avid sportsman who loved bird-hunting and also trained bird dogs.
He is survived by one brother, Audie Austin, of Elkland; one sister, Pauline Austin, of Buffalo; two nephews, Bob Austin of Warrensburg and Hobert Austin of Springfield; and numerous other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his companion of nearly 52 years and one infant brother.


Name of Deceased: William Riley Austin
Date: December 1946
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: William Riley Austin was born July 10, 1873, in Dallas County, MO. In 1895 was united in marriage to Lavanan Lipe and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary November 10, 1945.
He departed this life at the age of 73 years, 5 months and 9 days on December 19, 1946, in Springfield Baptist Hospital.
He confessed faith in Christ and was baptized early in life, remaining an active church worker and an outstanding leader and teacher of songs. He had been in ill health over a year. He suffered much but bore his suffering with much patience. He will be sadly missed by relatives and friends.
Leaving in loving memories are his wife, Lavana, and ten children: Loyd Austin of California, Mrs. Maggie Newman, Mrs. Myrtle Claussen of Springfield, Claude, Floyd and Dwight Austin, Mrs. Erma Rogers, Mrs. Oda Highfill, Mrs. Ona Morgans and Mrs. Alta Wardell of the home address.
Other survivors are two sisters and one brothers, Nathan Preston Austin of Elkland, Mrs. Nancy Harmon of New Mexico and Mrs. Sarah Huff of Oklahoma, 32 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday, December 22, by Rev. C. F. Claspill at Union Mound. Burial followed in the cemetery under the direction of J. B. Jones & Son.


 

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