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Area Deaths

Thursday, March 14, 2002

Delores Callis

Delores Nail Callis, 71, of Richardson, Texas, died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at the Baylor Richardson Medical Center in Richardson.

Born March 4, 1931, in Kennett, daughter of the late William Dixon and Harriet E. Owen Nail, she was a member of the Ely Baptist Church in Kennett and a school teacher.

On Oct. 2, 1954, she married Mac Callis, who survives of the home. Survivors also include one son, Sean Callis, of Paragould, Ark.; one daughter, Heather Matzdorf, of Richardson; two grandsons, Jarod Anderson, of Kennett, and Seth Anderson, of Boys Ranch, Texas; three granddaughters, Holly, Kimberlea and Kelly Matzdorf, all of Richardson; one great granddaughter, Krystyn Anderson, of Kennett; one brother, Bill Nail, of Bolivar, Mo.; 5 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. today, Thursday, March 14, at the Ely Baptist Church in Kennett with Rev. Don Slatton officiating.

Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

Bradshaw Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of arrangemnts. Kelly James

Kelly E. James, 34, of Holcomb, Mo., died Monday, March 11, 2002, at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, March 14, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 15, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett.

Burial will follow in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett. Mattie Johnson

Mattie Lee Fritz Johnson, 84, of Tulsa, Okla., died Monday, March 11, 2002, at the St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.

Born Feb. 7, 1918, in Senath, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Louis B. and Wirta McDaniel Motsinger.

On June 30, 1935, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., she married W.G. Fritz, who preceded her in death on May 12, 1959. On Jan. 1965, she married Col. George W. Johnson, who preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 1998. She was also preceded in death by one grandson, Richard Carnes, and a brother, L.B. Motsinger, Jr.

Survivors include one son, Gordon Fritz and wife, Karon, of Tulsa; one daughter, Patricia Ann Carnes and husband, Don, of Merritt Island, Fla.; five grandchildren, Christi Phillips, Michael Carnes, Carolyn Roder, Greg Fritz and Diane Flannery ; 12 great-grandchildren and Col. Johnsons children, Mickey Brimer and Mary Chuckerel and grandchildren, Mickey, Tommy, Susan, Sharon, and Stacy.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. today, Thursday, March 14, at the First Baptist Church in Senath with the Rev. Greg Fritz and Derek Combs officiating.

Burial was in the Senath Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Joel Maxwell, Mark Dunivan, Robert Deck, Brad Branum and Jason Chandler and Freddie Chandler.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Senath was in charge of arrangements.

William Martee

William T. Martee, 63, of Kennett, died Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at Holcomb, Mo.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, March 14, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 15, in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett with the Rev. Brian Johnson officiating.

Sylvia McCormick

Sylvia Loretta McCormick, 61, of St. Louis, Mo., died Monday, March 11, 2002, at the DeGreef Hospice House in St. Louis.

Born July 28, 1940, in Senath, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Freeman Samuel and Sylvia Marcilla Evans Launius. On June 28, 1958, in Senath, she married Gene McCormick, who preceded her in death in 1995. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Lewis, Mitchell and Bert Launius.

Survivors include two daughters, Paula Harris and Shelia Kleiman, both of Fenton, Mo.; one brother, Leroy Launius, of Mississippi; four sisters, Della Stone, of Senath, Ella Grooms and Edna Franz, both of Flordia and Juanita Harrison, of Sikeston and four grandchildren, Sylvia McCormick, Douglas Harris, Sohnya and Kenny Kleiman III.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, March 13, in the Senath Cemetery with Bill Ruby officiating.

Family members served as pallbearers.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Senath was in charge of arrangements. John Morse

Dr. John P. Morse, 66, died Friday, March 8, 2002, in Lima, Ohio.

Born July 24, 1935 in St. Joseph, Mo. son of Dr. Marvin Morse and Mildred Morse, he was the grandson of Dr. O.J. Carder, founder of the Methodist Hospital in St. Joseph, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Claire Morse.

Survivors include his current wife, Susan Morse of Lima, Ohio, and his daughter Nancy Morse of Springfield, Mo.

He was a graduate of the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, La. and was a Vietnam veteran.

Dr. Morse practiced medicine as an orthopedic surgeon in St. Joseph, until 1990. He moved to Kennett, where he continued his practice until his retirement in 1997. Maurice Olds

Maurice Olds, 87, of Kennett, died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born April 23, 1914, in Stanford Ark, son of the late Tom and Sarah Crawford Olds, he was a member of the Slicer Street Church of Christ in Kennett and Kennett City Clerk until retirement in 1984.

On Dec. 31, 1936, in Senath, Mo., he married Annanette Olds, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one son, Charles Maurice Olds, of Odessa, Fla.; one daughter,Linda Kelley and husband, Tommy, of Kennett; one step-brother, Wade Norris, of Paragould, Ark.; four grandchildren, Leah Doughty, of Huntington, Ind., Charles Maurice Olds Jr., of Odessa, Kris Kelley, of Kennett and Kyle Kelly, of Nashville, Tenn., and three great-grandchildren, Sam, Luke and Jack Doughty of Huntington.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, March 14, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with Revs. Spencer Furby and Gary Mayes officiating.

Burial was in the Senath Cemetery in Senath.

Pallbearers were Gary Hogan, Tommy Lyons, Jim Storey, Mike Hunter, Richard Rice and Kevin Sullivan.

Honorary pallbearers were Charles Archer, A.L. Kelley Jr., Alvin Haywood, Willis Kelley, Benny Merguie, and theElders and Deacons of Slicer Street Church of Christ.

Memorials may be made to Slicer Street Church of Christ in Kennett.

Mable Reeves

Mable Pauline Reeves, 76, of Kennett, died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

Born Sept. 13, 1925, in Missouri, daughter of the late Walter Franklin and Jane Williams Summers, she was a member of the Church of Christ of Malden and an inspector for Federal Mogul.

On Sept. 1946, in St. Louis, Mo., she married William P. "Dub" Reeves, who survives of the home.

Survivors include four sisters, Alverta Waltripr, of Campbell, Mo., Palestine Welty and Rosetta Wayne, both of Kennett and Mary Tucker, of Rockford, Ill.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Lucille Summers, two nieces, Rowena Sue Wayne and Martha Jane Sale, and a nephew, Walter Vernon Welty.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, March 14, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Kennett with Mr. David B. McElwain officiating.

Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.

Allie Settlemoir

Allie Settlemoir, 81, of Flint, Mich., formerly of Bragg City, Mo., died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at the McLaren Regional Medical Center in Michigan.

Born Dec. 23, 1920, in Phebe, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Allan Estes and Jennie Lee Henley Pate.

On April 25, 1942, she married James Richard Settlemoir, who preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 1969. She was also preceded in death by one brother, and five sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Settlemoir and wife, Diane, of Woodstock, Ga., and Keith Settlemoir and wife, Marilyn, of Flint, Mich.; two daughters, Annette Settlemoir, of Flint and Shelly Martin, of Denver, Colo.; one sister, Willia Bea Reeder, of Orlando, Fla.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. today, March 14, at the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett with Rev. Bill Fox officiating.

Pallbearers were Mike and Nick Goodrich, Bobby and Jerry Turner and Keith and Dick Settlemoir.

Memorials may be made to charity of one's choice.

McDaniel Funeral Home of kennett was in charge of arrangements.

Ruby Shelton

Riuby M. Shelton, 87, of Clarkton, Mo., died Tuesday, March 12, at the Garden View Care Center in O'Fallon, Mo.

Born Oct. 6, 1914, in Pollard, Ark., daughter of James Euin and Belle Kitty McDonald Pillow, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Clarkton and a member of the WMU and a retired postal clerk for the Clarkton Post Office.

On Dec. 8, 1929, in Piggott, Ark., she married Clay C. Shelton, who preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 1979. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Leslie Pillow and one sister, Geneva Poe.

Survivors include one son, Chester C. Shelton and wife, Carolyn, of St. Charles, Mo.; two daughters, Rosemary Williams, of O'Fallon and Yvonne James and husband, Charles, of Lake Saint Louis, Mo.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Velma Rice, of Piggott, Ark., Virginia Lentz, of O'Fallon and Josephine Hill, of Palm Desert, Calif.

Visitation will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 15, at Landess Funeral Home in Malden, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at the First Baptist Church in Clarkton with Rev. the Daniel Hale officiating.

Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery at Clarkton.