DOTTIE (DAVISON) CANSLER
    Dottie (Davison) Cansler, daughter of the late Homer Ray and Iva Opal (Conn) Davison, was born on July 14, 1924 and departed this life on July 4, 2016. At the time of her passing she was 91 years, 11 months and 20 days of age.
    Dottie went to Plad Elementary and later graduated from Windyville High School. She met Leland while in High School and they were united in marriage on November 8, 1942, to this union two children were born, both whom survive her. When Leland went into the service, she lived in St. Louis and Kansas City. After his discharge they moved to Palisade, Colorado, where she worked as a soda jerk, and pharmacy tech, and helped in the Palisade Peach Orchard. They returned to Missouri in the early 50’s where they started a dairy farm and raised their kids. After the children finished elementary school she went to work at Zenith, retiring after 20 years of service as an inspector. She loved gardening, flowering, canning and helping others. She was a member of the Friends & Neighbors club and the Lebanon S.D.A. Church. She loved taking rides with her husband and traveling with Marsh Travel. Her grandchildren were the pride of her life.
    Dottie was preceded in death by her husband Leland, her parents, and a sister, Betty (Davison) Williams. She is survived by her son, Wendell (Michele) Cansler of Buffalo; her daughter, Sonja Cansler of Cedar Creek, MO; her brother, Donald (Pamela) Davison of N. Kansas City, MO; 4 grandchildren & their spouses, Ryan (Cherryh) Cansler, Lacy (Matt) Lugo, Amber (Jeff) Hardison, and Brady (Brittney) Miller; and 3 great-grandchildren, Julian, Lincoln, and Brynlee. She also leaves her nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends who will all truly miss her.
    Graveside services will be conducted in the Cedar Ridge Cemetery on July 6, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor John Wolfe officiating. Escorts will be her grandchildren and their spouses. Larry Cansler will lead the singing of “Amazing Grace.” Interment will be under the direction of the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home of Buffalo.

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DAN EUGENE McKENZIE
   Dan Eugene McKenzie, son of the late Eugene McKenzie and Eula (Brown) McAllister, was born on February 14, 1941 in Carson City, NV, and departed this life on July 7, 2016 at the Christian Healthcare of Hermitage in Hermitage, MO.  At the time of his passing he was 75 years, 4 months, and 21 days of age.
     Dan was reared and attended school in Venice, CA.  After his schooling he joined the United States Marine Corp. and was proudly ready to serve his country.  While in boot camp, Dan experienced medical issues that would prevent him from serving a full tour of duty, he then went to work for McDonnell-Douglas in Santa Monica, CA as an Expediter and a Union Steward. He also worked for Lear-Sigler in Santa Monica, CA as a Machinist.  He also worked as a Volkswagon/Porsche Mechanic for years, which was his true calling. Dan was an amazing Mechanic. After his retirement, Dan volunteered his time with Saint Gerard’s Catholic Church in Culver City, CA where he helped to distribute pantry items to local residents.  He later moved to Humansville, MO after a long illness, in order to be closer to his family. Dan loved to read, watch old westerns and war movies, and loved to work on cars.  Even when he was no longer able to get into the dirt and grease, he was content to watch and offer assistance to less experienced mechanics. Dan attended church at the Good Tidings Fellowship Church in Buffalo, MO before he came to reside in Hermitage, MO.
   Dan was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Stan McAllister; and two granddaughters, Amber Marley McKenzie and Brittany Lynn Kugler.  He is survived by his wife, Linda (Smith) McKenzie of Eugene, OR; a sister, Patricia (James) Springer of Sierra Vista, AZ and a brother, George (Julie) McAllister of CA; five children, Dawn Mae (Edward) Kouma of Buffalo, MO, Melody Anne (David) Frazier of Springfield, MO, David Russell (Jennifer) McKenzie of Saint Petersburg, FL, Ian Michael-John Smith  (Mahni Skaggs & Jessica Palmer) of Beaverton, OR and Quentin McKenzie Smith of Eugene, OR; sixteen grandchildren, Matthew Hicks, Meagan Kinney, Joshua Kouma, Amanda Smith, Justin Barber, Shawn Riggins, Edward Kouma, Nichole Jones, Christian Deeds, Bailey Deeds, Courtney Deeds, Luc Deeds, Isabella Skaggs, Autumn Palmer, Molly Skaggs and Roland Palmer; and twenty one great grandchildren.  He also leaves other family members and friends who will all truly miss him.
  He was a man loved by many and he will be missed.
  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Good Tidings Fellowship Church with Bro. Fred Campbell officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded by the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home of Buffalo. Online condolences and register book entries may be left at www.cantlonotterness.com. Interment will be at a later date.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Christian Healthcare Center of Hermitage, MO for their love and care.
   


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MAXINE EVANS ADAMS
    Verda Maxine (Evans) Adams, age 93, daughter of Willis and Mamie Smith was born on September 28, 1922 in Buffalo, MO, and passed away July 6, 2016 at her home in Buffalo, MO.
     Maxine loved her family and loved her Lord.  It was always her nature to put everyone else first, and to see the best in everyone.  She was an accomplished seamstress and loved to quilt.  She loved camping and got to go to Berry Bend Park on Truman Lake last year.  She loved those fried potatoes cooked on an open fire.
    Maxine was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ennis Evans; her son, Billy Wayne Evans; her sister, Pansy Turner; and her brother, Bill Smith.  She is survived by her husband, Noah Adams of the home; her daughter, Sonja Hougham; her grandchildren, Russell Burton, Cynthia Naegler, Reenea Yarbrough, and Gene Evans; nine great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.  She also leaves many beloved nieces, nephews, other family members, and many friends who will all truly miss her.
    Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 8, 2016 at the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Prater officiating.  Escorts will be Russell Burton, Gene Evans, Justin Barcley, Greg Yarbrough, Chase Yarbrough, and Robert Naegler.  Interment will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery under the direction of the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home of Buffalo.  Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Friday at the Funeral Home. 


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PAULA KAY KILLIAN
    Paula Kay (Slack) Killian of Buffalo, MO, daughter of the late Paul Ray and Alice May (Glass) Slack, passed away at her home on July 10, 2016 following a short battle with cancer. Paula was born in Buffalo, Missouri on December 21, 1955. She graduated from Buffalo High School in 1973. She was married to Stanley Killian on April 14, 1989 and they were married for 27 years.
    Paula worked as a pattern maker for Key Industries for 19 years before becoming a homemaker. She enjoyed piecing quilt blocks, cross stitch, embroidery, crochet, quilting, gardening, canning, and baking. Her salsa was a family favorite and her grandsons loved when Mema made cinnamon rolls.
    Paula is survived by her husband, Stanley Killian; her daughter, Regina Potter and husband Duane; her two grandsons, Colton and Paden Rader; her brothers, Gary (Wilma) Slack, Larry (Donna) Slack, Jerry (Lisa) Slack, Terry (Jenny) Slack, and Barry Slack as well as many nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends that loved her dearly.
    Paula is preceded in death by her father, Paul Ray Slack and her mother, Alice May (Glass) Slack.
    The family wishes to thank the nursing staff of Cox Health-8 East and Hospice Compassus for the wonderful care provided to her during her illness.
    Memorial services will be announced by the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home of Buffalo.


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WILBURN CLAY "W.C." "Wib" WALLACE, SR.
    Wilburn Clay “W.C.” “Wib” Wallace, Sr., son of the late Benjamin Harrison and Eva (McDaniel) Wallace, was born in Buffalo, Missouri on July 28, 1928 and departed this life in his home in Buffalo on July 11, 2016. At the time of his passing he was 87 years, 11 months, and 13 days of age.
    Following graduation from Buffalo High School, Wib served his country for 2 years in the U.S. Navy. He then worked for Gardener-Denver Pump Company across the southern United States. After he settled in Eunice, Louisiana he met Helen Veillon and they were married on January 15, 1955. To this union were born 4 sons, all of whom survive him. They made their home in Eunice as he worked offshore and then for the Transcontinental Gas Pipeline. They moved to Buffalo, MO in 1969 and he worked at Zenith until a job opened up in Springfield City Utilities Gas Department. He retired in 1991 after 25 years.
    Wib loved life. He spent time fishing, hunting, visiting and telling stories. He travelled all over the country following his grandchildren as they played volleyball, basketball, and baseball. When they weren’t playing, he and Helen could be found at the Buffalo Fieldhouse where there are now 4 seats specifically reserved (and painted) for them. His travels also involved just getting into his car with Helen and some friends and then just seeing which way the car turned when it got to the next intersection; he never knew where they were going to end up.
     Wib was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers, Hobert, Ben, and George Earl Wallace; a sister, Dottie Jean Evans, and a brother-in-law, Bill Evans. He is survived by his wife Helen of the home; 4 sons, Clay (Deborah) Wallace and Ben (Dora) Wallace, all of Fair Grove, MO, and Earl (Rhonda) and Layne (Kimberly) Wallace, all of Springfield, MO; 7 grandchildren, Tegan (Ashley) Wallace, Jared (Lacy) Wallace, Joshua Wallace, Jordan Wallace, Brianna (Ray) Kelly, Shai (Justin ) McCarty, and Courtney Wallace; 4 great-grandchildren (and 2 on the way), Kaden, Eliam, Finley, and Marlee; and 2 sisters-in-law, Lenora and Carol. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family members and friends who will all truly miss him.
    Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 14, 2016 in the Cantlon Otterness Chapel with Dr. Douglas Earls and Bro. Loren Dryer officiating. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren and their spouses. Interment will be in the Memorial Gardens of Memory under the direction of the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home of Buffalo. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday in the funeral home.


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IONA KARYL RODGERS
    Iona Karyl Rodgers, 90, of Buffalo died Thursday, July 15, 2016 at Citizen’s Memorial Hospital, Bolivar, MO. She was born in Malta Bend, Missouri on February 2, 1926 to Romey and Rose (Russell) Fowler. Later they moved to Pittsburg, MO.
    Iona was saved at the age of 13 at the Nemo Baptist Church Revival and was baptized in the Lindley River. Later she joined the Pittsburg Baptist Church where she still belonged. Iona started to school in Nemo then went to Hermitage High School where she graduated in 1945.
    On November 29, 1946 Iona was united in marriage to Loren Gerald Floyd. To this union 2 sons were born, Myron Keith and Loren Brandell.

LOVE
A bell is not a bell until you ring,
A song is not a song until you sing.
Love in your heart was not put there to stay,
Love is not love until you give it away.

    Iona worked at the Bolivar Garment Factory for 14 years. She loved working in her garden. Iona also enjoyed Gene & Wanda having her so close by and going places with them. Iona was at Colonial Springs in Buffalo, MO until her illness.
    Iona is survived by her 2 sons, Myron of Pittsburg and Brandell and wife Lisa of Buffalo; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Wanda Turner of Pittsburg; and 1 nephew, Pual and wife Mary of Pittsburg. She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Brandon Gardner.

The Haven of His Love!
The Sea of Life is rough and stormy,
And my craft is small and frail;
But with God’s hand upon the wheel,
I can weather any gale!
And when doubts and fears assail me
And seek to overwhelm-
In perfect peace I rest securely
For God is at the helm!
Jon Gilbert

    Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 in the Cantlon Otterness Chapel with Bro. Loren Dryer officiating.  Escorts will be Michael Gardner, Logan Brown, Rodney Bradshaw, Logan Bradshaw, Harry Lee Pitts, and Jason Howe. Interment will be in the Antioch Cemetery under the direction of the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home of Buffalo. Visitation will be from 6-8:00 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation and left with the funeral home.


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LEROY PAUL NOVAK
    Leroy Paul Novak, son of the late Eugene & Inez Marie (Trowbridge) Novak, was born on November 1, 1953 in Omaha, Nebraska and departed this life on July 16, 2016 at his home in Long Lane, Missouri. At the time of his passing he was 62 years, 8 months and 17 days of age.
    Leroy was raised in Long Lane, Missouri but later attended Hurley High School. He joined the United States Navy at the age of 17, where he served for 20 years before retiring as an Aviation Mechanic 1st Class.  He was united in marriage to Jenny Peterson on July 4, 1972 and to this union three sons were born, all of whom survive him. After his retirement from the Navy, he drove long haul trucks and then later worked for Copeland in Lebanon until he retired from there. He loved collecting stamps, coins and model cars; his favorite car of any kind was the 1957 Chevy.  In the past he enjoyed bowling and running. He enjoyed the outdoors, planting his flowers and plants, and visiting botanical gardens and zoos. 
    Leroy was preceded in death by his sister, Beverly Novak. He is survived by his wife, Jenny Ellen Novak; his three sons, Shawn (Tina) Novak, Jimmy (Heather) Novak, and David Novak; his brother, Eugene (Jeanne) Novak Jr.; ten grandchildren and one great grandson. He also leaves a host of many nieces, nephews, friends and family who will all truly miss him.
    Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Cantlon Otterness Chapel with Rev. Richard Prater officiating. Escorts will be active duty Navy personnel service members. Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Interment will be in Sweaney Cemetery under the direction of the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home of Buffalo. Memorial Contributions may be made out to the Riverview Sweaney Cemetery Fund and left with the funeral home.


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TOBY WAYNE ZIMMERMAN
    Toby Wayne Zimmerman, son of Randall and Valerie (Wenger) Zimmerman was born on June 15, 2010 in Tunas, MO, and departed this life on July 22, 2016 at his home in Tunas, MO.  At the time of his passing he was 6 years, one month, and 6 days of age.
    Toby was preceded in death by his grandmother, Charlotte Wenger.  He is survived by his parents, Randall and Vallerie Zimmerman of the home; his siblings, Gary, Darlene, Joanne, LeAlan, Irvin, and Alex; his grandparents, Ammon & Anna Zimmerman and Thomas Wenger; and his great-grandmother, Lilly Martin.
    Funeral services will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the Stauffer Mennonite Church with Frank Zimmerman, Jr., Jason Weaver, Elmer Brubacher, and Delmas Zimmerman officiating.  Escorts will be Stephen Weaver, Stuart Zimmerman, Bradley Wenger, and Justin Wenger.  Interment will be in the Stauffer Mennonite Cemetery. 
   

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ROBERT D. PATTERSON
    Robert D Patterson 80 of Buffalo was born March 24, 1936 in Iowa City, IA to Henry and Ola Patterson.  He died Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Buffalo Prairie Care Center in Buffalo, MO. 
    Bob was raised in Greenfield, IA until the age of 8, when they moved to Weldon, IA. He attended school at Weldon High School and lettered in sports.  He was baptized into the Methodist Church as a child and was an active member for many years until joining the Southern Baptist Church on February 11, 2007. He married Evelyn Parmer on June 25th, 1955 at Ft. Des Moines Methodist Church.  To this union 4 children were born.  He worked for F. W. Means Linen Service for 13 years, during this time he was an avid bow hunter.  He served as a scout leader for 8 years.  He enjoyed taking his family on sightseeing and camping trips.  In 1972 the family moved to Buffalo, MO where he worked as a carpenter and cabinet maker till his retirement.  He enjoyed building and shooting guns, fishing, and was an accomplished wood carver.  He also enjoyed spending time with his family, reading his bible daily, and listening to gospel music. 
    Robert was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters, Ruth McFarland and Mary Case; son, Daryl Patterson; and infant son, Dale Patterson. He is survived by his wife Evelyn of the home; daughter, Deborah Patterson of Buffalo, MO; son, Doug Patterson and wife Donna of Buffalo, MO;  granddaughter, Diana Patterson of Sugar Creek, MO;  grandson, David Patterson and wife Ronda and daughter Abigail of Bolivar, MO; daughter-in-law, Teresa Patterson of Buffalo, MO;  grandson, Michael Patterson and wife Amanda and daughter Monica and sons Seth, Luke, and Toby of Bolivar, MO; and granddaughter, Angela Patterson of Buffalo MO. He also leaves a host of family and friends who will all truly miss him.
    Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 29, 2016 at the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home with … officiating.  Escorts will be David Patterson, Michael Patterson, Byron Dochterman, David Chastine, Neal Oglesbee, and Bob Phillips.  Honorary escorts will be Donnie Parmer, Gerald Parmer, David Voll, Paul Pickens, Dale Reed, and Cass Suski.  Interment will be in Church Grove Cemetery under the direction of the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home of Buffalo.  Visitation will be from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Funeral Home.  Donations may be made to the Alpha House Pregnancy Crisis Center and left at the Funeral Home. Condolences and online register book entries may be left at www.cantlonotterness.com.


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TRELLIS VIONA TINDALL
    Trellis Viona Tindall, 69, was born Oct. 26, 1946, in Wardell, the daughter of Theoal and Lillian (Latham) Hankins. She died July 26, 2016, at her home in Elkland.
    During her youth she helped her family on their farm where they were sharecroppers and picked cotton. She was saved at the age of 12 along with her brother Billy. She lived in St. Louis for several years where she worked as an electronic assembler for Rickert Electric and National Vendors.
She was united in marriage with Michael Tindall on April 4, 1981, in St. Louis. Shortly thereafter her husband’s profession took them to Collins, N.Y., where she became a full-time homemaker. She and her family ran an ice cream parlor for a season in 1990, which she was very proud of. After being in New York for 10 years, they moved back to Missouri in 1995 and opened Color-Tech Printing of Elkland. She worked as a typesetter and bookkeeper for the next 20 years until retiring at age 62.
    She enjoyed doing many things such as gardening, canning and cake decorating. She particularly enjoyed decorating wedding cakes and cooking for her family.
She was a loving wife and mother of two children and four stepchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers: Billy and Bobby Hankins; and one grandson, Andrew Hendricks. Survivors include her husband, Michael,; two children: Angie Downey, of the home, and Tony and wife, Peggy Walker, Camdenton; four stepchildren: Pam Wood, Jefferson City, Laura and husband, Bob Cook, Frazeysburg, Ohio, Scott and wife, Eileen Tindall, and Melissa Imler and Brad Randolph, all of Blue Springs; two brothers: Roy and wife, Jean Hankins, Fulton, and Kenny Hankins, O’Fallon; one sister, Lona and husband, Jim O’Daniel, Derby, Kan.; 22 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
    Graveside service: 1 p.m. Aug. 13, Mission Ridge Cemetery, Urbana. Cremation rites were accorded by Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home of Buffalo. There will be a gathering following services at the O'Bannon Community Building, Buffalo, MO.

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DEBRA KAY HICKS
    Debra Kay Hicks, daughter of the late Elmer “Barney” & Etta B. Barnes, was born on May 29, 1944 in Newburg, MO and departed this life on Saturday, July 30, 2016 surrounded by her family. Barney passed away when Debra was 16 years old. Her mother was then united in marriage to Glen Tucker.
    On June 17, 1988, Debbie was united in marriage to Kenneth Hicks and together they shared 28 beautiful years together.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Barney, Etta & Glen; two brothers, Ronald Sandifer and Arthur Sandifer; and one great-granddaughter Leah Mae Hoopingarner.   She was survived by her four children, Gwenda Stanley & fiancé Sheldon Bryant, Delton Jones, Garrett Hicks and Cliff Jones. Her eight grandchildren, Anna & Dale VonSande, Justin & Nickie Stoufer, Sheldon & Brittany Stoufer, Haley & Tommie Stoufer, Alyssa Jones, Kyle Willis, Corbin Hicks and Christopher Jones; nine great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Alyson, Olyvia, Kade, Brantley, Maylee, Preston, Tatum and Presley; one brother, John Tucker; and one sister, Donna Rhoy. She also leaves many nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends who will all truly miss her.
    Debbie spent most of her time with her family. She enjoyed being with her kids and grandchildren; her life was devoted to them. She also enjoyed gardening and cooking. Debbie enjoyed going to church, had made profession of faith in Christ, and was a member of Cherry Grove Baptist Church of Buffalo, Missouri.
    Debbie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and caring friend. We celebrate her life and accomplishments and will treasure the many wonderful memories she created for her family and many dear friends.
    Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on August 4, 2016 in the Cherry Grove Baptist Church with Bro. Loren Dryer and Deacon Dave Kolsted officiating. Pallbearers will be Justin Stoufer, Sheldon Stoufer, Corbin Hicks, Kyle Willis, Tommie Stoufer, Dale VonSande, and Robert Long. Interment will be in the Big Niangua Cemetery under the direction of the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home of Buffalo. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016 in the funeral home.

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PHILLIP E. CARROLL
January 10, 1957 - July 20, 2016
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SHELIA MAE MERRIOTT
    Shelia Mae Merriott entered into eternal rest on the 26th day of July 2016. Shelia was 70 years and 4 months young.
    Shelia was survived by 2 sons, 1 daughter, 3 brothers, 1 sister, 8 grand kids, 7 great grandkids, and 2 great-great grandkids.
    Shelia loved to be in the flower beds, gardens with her plants and living it up on the farm with all the animals. Shelia was loved by many and will be missed by all.....Spread your wings and soar high with the birds and be free now.
    Cremation rites have been accorded by the Cantlon Otterness funeral home of Buffalo.

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