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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Leo was cremated, according to his wishes. His interment took place at St. Peter Catholic Cemetery, Clinton Township, Michigan.

A Celebration of Life was held for him on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Springfield. 

Visitation: 6-8 p.m. July 29, at Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Funeral: 10 a.m. July 30 also at the funeral home, with Pastor Josh Hall officiating. Burial followed at Eisenhour Cemetery, Spokane.

Visitation: 9 a.m. Aug. 3, at St. Joseph The Worker Catholic Church. Funeral immediately followed the visitation at 11 a.m., also at the church. Burial followed at Weaver Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation in Joan’s name may be made to St. Joseph The Worker Catholic Church.

Visitation: 6-8 p.m. July 15, at Barnes Family Funeral Home. Funeral: 10 a.m. July 16, at Selmore Cemetery.

Services: 1 p.m. July 22, at Greenlawn Funeral Home North, with Dr. Vaughn Weatherford officiating. She will be interred beside her husband at Greenlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to National Heights Baptist Church, Care to Learn, mbch.org, or to a charity o…

Visitation: 6-7 p.m. July 17, at Barnes Family Funeral Home. Funeral: 2 p.m. July 18, also at the funeral home, with Pastor Michael Blacksher officiating. Burial, with full military honors, followed at Old Boston Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com. 

Funeral: 2 p.m. July 21, at Osborn Funeral Home, Dix, Illinois. Visitation was held one hour prior to service. Burial followed at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens, Jefferson County, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church or Convoy of Hope.

Services: 5-8 p.m. July 19, at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the Grey Matters Fund, a local foundation that helps cancer patients, at CoxHealth Foundation, P.O. Box 8131, Springfield MO 65801, or to the American Cancer Society.

According to Bobby's wishes, no services are planned. Cremation is under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial followed at McConnell Cemetery, Nixa.

Visitation: 5-7 p.m. July 16, at Barnes Family Funeral Home. Funeral: 10 a.m. July 17, also at the funeral home, with Pastor Steve Ward officiating. Burial followed at Sparta Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com

No services are planned. Carolynn will be placed in the Ozark City Cemetery Mausoleum.

Services: 10 a.m. July 15, at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial followed at Jones-Chastain Cemetery, Nixa. Lee was laid to rest beside his beloved father.

It was Mary’s final wishes that Barnes Family Funeral Home care for her and follow her wishes of no formal services. She will be laid to rest beside her husband, Dean in the Sparta Cemetery. Mary was loved and will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Online condolences may be shared a…

Mary Edith Harris, 92, of Ozark died Sunday, July 7, 2019 in Ozark Riverview Manor. Mary was born March 31, 1927 the daughter of John K. and Ida (Whitsett) Simpson. On Nov. 9, 1947, she was united in marriage to John Dean Harris and to this union two sons, Alan T. Harris and  P. Bruce Harris…

Services: 4 p.m. July 21, at First Baptist Church, North Fellowship Hall. Cremation is under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

Services: 5:30 p.m. July 1, at Lighthouse Ministry Center, 24022 Route 66, Lebanon. Flowers may be delivered to the address 3-4 p.m. the day of services. Cremation was under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.  

Funeral: 1 p.m. July 6, at Cassidy United Methodist Church, with Pastor Suzanne Epperly officiating. Burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Republic. Visitation to take place an hour prior to the funeral. 

Visitation: 5-7 p.m. June 5, at Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Funeral: 2 p.m. June 6, at First Central Baptist Church, Highlandville. In lieu of flowers, donations in Don’s name may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee. 

Funeral: A private service was held in McConnell Cemetery, Nixa. Memorial onations may be made to Valley Hills Animal Rescue, 1496 S. FR 63, Springfield 65802.

Services: A Celebration of Life will be held for family and friends on Sept. 28, 2019, at the Senior’s Place, 7502 State Highway 14, in Sparta.

Services: A funeral service for Jane Morgan will be held Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Butler Funeral Home in Bolivar. Memorial contributions can be made in Jane’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association. 

Funeral: 11 a.m. June 15, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Highlandville, with Pastor Danny Hartwell officiating. Cremation was under the care of Holden Cremation and Funeral Services, Sparta.

A memorial service for James E. Barker, 69, of Ozark, will be Saturday, June 8, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. with visitation immediately before service from 1-2:30 p.m. at Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home, 1638 East State Highway 76, Branson.

Visitation: 5:30-7 p.m. May 30, at Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Funeral: 8:30 a.m. May 31, at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Ozark, with Father Scott Sunnenburg officiating. Burial followed at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield.

Visitation: 5-7 p.m. May 30, at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Funeral: 11 a.m. May 31, at First Baptist Church, Nixa, with Pastor Tim Haupt officiating. The funeral will include military honors. Burial to be held at a later date.

Funeral: 1-2 p.m. May 24, at Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.

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