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Newspaper: Unknown Source
Date: April 1944
Submitters Name: Patti Hall-Smith

    The body of Mrs. Sarah Ellen Rebstock, 64, wife of Earl Rebstock of the Dripping Springs community, north of West Plains, Missouri died at 4:15 a.m. Friday morning in the Deaconess Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., was brought back to West Plains and was cared for by the Robertson Funeral Home here until Sunday when it was taken to the family home.
Funeral services were held in the Dripping Springs Church at 3:00 Sunday afternoon with the Rev. James O. Davis, Koshkonong in charge. Burial was in the Dripping Springs Cemetery.
Mrs. Rebstock, who had been ill for sometime suffering from a severe liver ailment was taken to St. Louis about two weeks ago and under went a serious abdominal operation twenty hours
before her death.
    She was a native of Howell County, having been born here April 6, 1881. Before her marriage, she was Miss Sarah Ellen Scribner. Her first husband was John "Tucker" Hall who died September 1938; she was married to Earl Rebstock, August 8, 1942.
    Besides her husband, she is survived by four daughters and three sons. Mrs. Esko Green, West Plains; Mrs. Ephraim Coble, Pottersville; Jack Hall, St. Louis; Jim Hall, Springfield; Mrs. James Nolte, West Plains; Mrs. Wray Goss, Mountain View; and Melvin Hall of West Plains. Also a daughter-in-law Mrs.Martha Hall of Pomona. Three brothers and two sisters survive, including Mrs. Lizzie Stockstill of Springfield, Missouri.
    Her husband and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jack Hall, St. Louis were with her when she passed away.

Name of Deceased: George Roberts
Date: Apr 2004
Submitters Name: M Wagner

Obit: George Roberts, son of the late Marion and Cora Lee Thomas Roberts, was born May 23, 1919 in Eminence, MO. He died Apr. 13, 2004 at Willow Care Nursing Home in Willow Springs at the age of 84 years 10 months and 21 days.
He was united in marriage to Samme Butner on May 18, 1942. She preceded him in death and he married Beulah Kelley Caton on July 29, 1991. He served his country in the US Army during World War II. He was employed by the Missouri Highway Patrol as a mechanic until his retirement. He was a member of the Pomona Christian Church. Survivors include his wife, Beulah of the family home; son, Raymond (Corky) Roberts of Pomona; daughter Marcia Wagner & husband Mick of Willow Springs; stepchildren: Judy Brasier & husband, John of Pomona, Sue Smith & husband Ron of Washington, IL; Terry Nicholson & husband, Danny of Willow Springs & Steve Caton & wife, Barbara of Pomona; 2 sisters: Paula Cochran of Springfield & Louise James of Galena; grandchildren: Joe Wagner, Chris & Andy Roberts; great-great grandchildren Brayden Wagner & Christian Koehler; step-grandchildren: Joey, Rick & Jeff Brasier, Traci & Toni Smith, Josh Nicholson, Kim Smith, Stefanie Caton, Cora & Quinn Caton, Jordan & Joseph Chilton. He was preceded in death by his first wife in 1990, his parents, sister Lucille Roberts, twin brother James Roberts and granddaughter, Becky Wagner.

Name of Deceased: Samme S. (Butner) Roberts
Date: Jul 1990
Submitters Name: M Wagner

Obit: Samme S. (Butner) Roberts, 71, Willow Springs, passed away June 29, 1990 at her home. Samme was born May 3, 1919 in Winona, Missouri to Raymond & Grace (Seaman) Butner. Survivors include her husband, George Roberts of the home; one son, Raymond “Corky” Roberts, Pomona; one daughter, Marcia Wagner, Willow Springs; two sisters Johnabel Black, Van Buren; Jean Burkhart, Bluffton, Indiana; four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, July 2 at the First Christian Church with Reverend Keith Cunningham officiating. Interment was in the Willow Springs City Cemetery under the direction of Hiler Funeral Home of Willow Springs.

Name of Deceased: Harl Robinson
Date: 4/20/2005
Submitters Name: Kristy Fox

Harl L. Robinson, 86, Independence, Mo., passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at his home.
Mr. Robinson was born April 25, 1918, in Arondale, Okla. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he received the Purple Heart for wounds sustained during combat. He worked at Armco Steel for 26 years, retiring in 1982. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He is preceded in death by his wife, Lorene Robinson, his parents, George and Lilly Robinson, a sister, Jule, and four brothers, Howard, Claudie, Dayton and Burt.
He is survived by five daughters, Sue Robinson, Millie Clingenpeel, Elva Jean Noth, Jennie Largent and Cheryl Doll, and a son, George Robinson, all of Independence; eight grandchildren, Elizabeth, Ernie, Rebecca, Travis, Krystal, Julie, Andy and Rachel; four great-grandchildren, Brett, Jacob, Brenden and Isabella; three sisters, Corijean, Marguarite and Georgie Faye; and a sister-in-law, Gale.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Friday, April 22, at the Chapel of Memories Funeral Home, Grain Valley, (816) 463-4030. He will be laid to rest privately in Fowler Chapel Cemetery, West Plains, Mo. Visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Simon William Root
Simon William Root passed away on Sept. 7, 1969 at his home in Mountain View, Mo., at the age of 93.
William was born July 25, 1976 in Osceola County, Michigan, the son of Simon Beebe and Elizabeth Ann Root.
He was a resident of Mountain View for many years and will best be remembered for his column in the Springfield paper for many years.
Survivors are: Two sons, Richard and Robert of Cleveland, Ohio; daughters, Mrs. Ruth Coles of Cleveland, Ohio and Mrs. Halley Garey of Mountain View, Mo.; and Mrs. Josephine Somers, step-daughter, of Stockton, Calif.; twenty grandchildren, twenty-nine great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Burial was at Greenlawn Cemetery, funeral arrangements under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home.
[Unknown Newspaper, December 4, 1969. Contributed by Marjorie M. Medley]

John Ray Rush
John Ray was born February 8, 1959 at Mountain View, Missouri the son of Howard and Helen Tutor Rush and departed this life on February 5, 1982 at Thermopolis, Wyoming at the age of 22 years.
He attended Mountain View Public Schools and Diesel Mechanic School in Sheridan, Wyoming. He served in the U.S. Army two years from 1976-1978. He was married to Babbett Pickman and to this union one child was born. He was preceded in death by a half-brother, James Rush and his grandfather Tutor.
He is survived by his wife, Babbs and infant son, Daniel Ray Rush of Thermopolis, Wyoming; his mother and step-father, Helen and Carl Pruett of Willow Springs, Missouri; His father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Rush of Mountain View, Missouri; two half-sisters, Monica of Ft. Carson, Colorado and Cindy Foster of Mountain View, Missouri; his grandmother, Edith Tutor of Willow Springs, Missouri a host of uncles, aunts, neices and nephews, and friend.
[Unknown Newspaper, Feburary 1982. Contributed by Marjorie M. Medley]

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