No services are presently planned with private memorial services to be held at a later date with military honors at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield.

Family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2020, at Rupp Funeral Home in St. Joseph. A graveside service and Interment will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 26, at Oldfield Cemetery in Oldfield. Memorials are requested to the Missouri Department of Conservation.  

A Memorial Service in memory of Lloyd will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at the Holden Cremation and Funeral Services in Sparta, with Pastor Tom Humphrey officiating. Interment will be on Friday, June 26, 2020, at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield.  

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.

Private service and celebration of life will be held at a later date. Cremation is under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

A visitation was held from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. A funeral service followed the visitation. Cremation followed the funeral service.

Visitation will be from 9-10 a.m. Thursday, June 18, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. A funeral service will follow at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Roberts Cemetery, Sparta. 

A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 2020, at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with burial to follow at McConnell-Bledsoe Cemetery in Nixa.

A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until noon on Monday, June 15, 2020, at Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial with full military honors will follow at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. 

Headliner News Obituary Policy

We have a duty to inform our readers of what’s happening in our community, including the deaths of persons in our community. That’s why we will continue to publish death notices at no cost. These death notices give the name of the deceased person, their birth date and death date plus important information about their memorial services so that friends and loved ones may make plans to attend.
In February 2019, the Christian County Headliner News aligned with the other southwest Missouri newspapers in its ownership group and established a policy to offset the cost of print and the time it takes staff members to prepare the obituaries for publication.
If a family wishes to run more information than the free death notice offers, the Headliner News will run full obituaries at a cost of 35 cents per word plus an additional $10 for the inclusion of a photograph. Generally, this equates to about $50 for the average obituary. The Headliner News bills funeral homes for the cost of obituary publication, except in cases where the deceased’s survivors prefer to pursue obituary publication independently. We do our very best to keep these costs reasonable and fair.
Obituaries for veterans of all five branches of the United States military will also be published at no cost. Additionally, there may be special cases in which the Headliner News may waive the cost of printing an obituary.

A Celebration of Life will be held at later date.  Cremation is under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

Come and go visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Private family burial services with full military rites will be held at Missouri Veterans Cemetery. This service is limited to family members only due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at Barnes Family Funeral Home with Pastor Jamie Bilyeu and Matt Essick officiating. Burial followed in Selmore Cemetery, Ozark. 

No public services are planned at this time.Cremation is under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. 

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 26, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. The funeral service will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, with Pastor Mearl Laswell officiating. Burial will follow in Delaware Cemetery, west of Nixa.

A funeral with full military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Joe Cantreras officiating.  Burial will follow at 1 p.m. at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield.  Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. immediately before the funeral …

Graveside funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 22, 2020 in Roller Cemetery, Rogersville, Missouri. Arrangements and services under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. 

A visitation for Jim will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at Adams Funeral Home in Nixa. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 22, at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with burial to follow at Martin Cemetery, Spokane. 

No services are planned at this time. Memorial contributions may be made in Joe’s memory to Health Well Foundation at http://www.healthwellfoudation.org or to the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri at https://www.swh.org/giving.html.

A graveside service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, May 21, in Prospect Cemetery, Ozark, with Pastor Jamie Bilyeu officiating under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 His family will hold a private service with military honors and cowboy boots; just as Jim wanted. Arrangements provided by Holden Cremation and Funeral Service, Sparta.

Graveside funeral services with a full military honors and Masonic Rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2020, in Linden Cemetery. Arrangements and services are under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. No visitation is planned, but online condolences may be shared …

Private family graveside services will be held at Selmore Cemetery. Arrangements under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.

A graveside funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at 1 p.m. at the Selmore Cemetery with Keven Baker officiating and Dale Roller conducting Masonic Rites. Arrangements under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. 

A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 18, 2020, at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. at McConnell Cemetery, Nixa, with Pastor Jamie Bilyeu officiating, under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

A graveside funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 17, in Sparta Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home with Dale Roller officiating. Friends may pay their respects from noon until 5 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

A graveside service with full military honors was held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 14, at Union Cemetery in Stotts City, under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Allen Maples officiating. Visitation was Monday from 2-6 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

A private graveside service for Don will be held at Rivermonte Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. A celebration of life will be held in his honor at a later date.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 30, at Patterson Cemetery, Springfield, under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Chaplain Steve Martin officiating. A private visitation will be held Friday at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. 

Private visitation will be held at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Private burial will be Monday, March 30, 2020, at Highland Township Cemetery in Churdan, Iowa, under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.  A public memorial service will be held at a later date.

Funeral services were Friday, March 6, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial followed in Selmore Cemetery.

Visitation will be at Greenlawn South on Sunday, March 1, at 1 p.m. with funeral to follow at 2 p.m. Graveside Service at Schupbach Cemetery in Chestnutridge.

Funeral Services were held at Protem Church on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 1 p.m. Visitation was at Whelchel Grace Funeral Home on Friday, Feb. 21, from 5-7 p.m. Burial followed at Protem Cemetery.

A funeral service will be held Friday, Feb. 14, at 6 p.m. at Ozark Full Gospel Church on Selmore Road in Ozark. A private burial will follow at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield.

Jennifer Lamb, 32, of Nixa passed away unexpectedly in her home Feb. 5, 2020. 

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Dennis Burns officiating. Burial will follow in Palmetto Cemetery, Rogersville.  Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. 

A funeral service will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Adams Funeral Home in Ozark with Pastor Dale Grubaugh officiating.  Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery, Ozark. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Saturday until service time at 2:30 p.m.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Allen Maples and Pastor Ron Adrian officiating. Burial will follow at Highlandville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. immediately before the funeral in the funeral home.  

A Memorial Service is planned for Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Bradleyville Nazarene Church at 11 am. Cremation under the direction of Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Ava. No formal visitation is planned. 

A graveside service with full military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, with Dr. Wade Bridges officiating. Burial will follow at Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, February 6, 2020, at Adams F…

A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, at Sparta Church of Christ. Cremation is in the care of Holden Cremation and Funeral Service, Sparta.

Funeral services for James Carey were at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan.15, 2020, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Jerry Loveland officiating. Burial with full military honors followed at Missouri Veterans Cemetery. 

Funeral services for Don Fenley was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark . Burial followed in Highlandville Cemetery.

A visitation will be held from 12-1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at Spokane Cemetery, under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. 

Celebration of life services for Donald R. Watts, 74, of Ozark will be held Friday, Dec. 20, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the Ozark Assembly of God, Ozark. Pastor Darren Roten and Rev. Greg Perkins will officiate. Visitation will precede the service beginning at 10 a.m. at Ozark Assembly of God. Buria…

A funeral service celebrating his life will be held on at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 1796 N. State Highway NN, Ozark. Burial will follow in Weaver Cemetery. Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the church, under direct…

Visitation will be in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. The funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019.  Burial will follow at Highlandville Cemetery. 

It is with great sadness that the family of Betty Lou Spohn, 83, announces her passing on Oct. 23, 2019, in Gilbert, Arizona. It was her home for the last 13 years. Betty passed away peacefully with her daughter, Dorrie Kwapisz and granddaughter, Tracy Alaniz at her side.  

Funeral services for Clifford Day will be officiated by Pastor Troy Hull at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 at Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri. Burial with full military honors will follow at Hopedale Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home.…

Funeral services for Rich will be officiated by Pastor David Lindell at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 in Clark Chapel, James River Church, Ozark. Burial with full military honors will follow at 2 p.m. at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Services and arrangements under the care of Barn…

John Ray Blesi, 74, of Reeds Spring, passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in his home, surrounded by family. He was born July 1, 1945, in Spring Bluff, the son of John Henry and Helen Malinda (Busch) Blesi.  

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Junior Swadley officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Clever. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday until service time.

A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Adams Funeral Home in Ozark with Dr. Wade Bridges officiating.

Services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 1 p.m. at Finley River Cowboy Church in Highlandville. Visitation will take place on Saturday from 12-1 p.m. at Finley River Cowboy Church. Jim will be laid to rest in the McConnell-Bledsoe Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Adams Fune…

Services: The family received friends from 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. A celebration of Helen’s life was held Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 at 7 p.m. in Greenlawn Funeral Home South, with Pastor Jamie Bilyeu officiating.

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