Jim Runkle

Jimmie Allen Runkle, 80, West Plains, Missouri, passed away at 9:20 a.m., Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at NHC Healthcare. He was born July 22, 1935, at Freeport, Illinois, to Irven William Runkle and Lucy May Shippy Runkle.  Jim was the original owner of Mama Lena’s in Lena, Illinois.  He later enjoyed woodworking and living in

Paul Thomas Applegate

Paul Thomas Applegate, 59, West Plains, Missouri, passed away at 6:13 p.m., Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Ozarks Medical Center. He was born August 28, 1956, at Normal, Illinois, to Richard Applegate and Dorothy Jean Brown Applegate.  On December 24, 1997, he was married at Las Vegas, Nevada, to Brenda Church.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing

John Herbert Hoyt

Graveside services for John Herbert Hoyt, 86, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 27, 2016  at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery,  under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Mr. Hoyt passed away at 2:10 a.m., Thursday, January 21, 2016, at NHC Healthcare. He was born April 12, 1929, at Sharon, Pennsylvania,

Nona Ellen Strong

Graveside services for Nona Ellen Strong, 85, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 21, 2016 at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Mrs. Strong passed away at 3:36 a.m., Monday, January 18, 2016 at Brooke Haven Health Care. She was born October 24, 1930, at

Carroll “Buzz” Lawson

Graveside services for Carroll “Buzz” Lawson, 71, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Evergreen Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Mr. Lawson passed away at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, January 17, 2016 at his home. He was born June 2, 1934, at Dexter, Missouri, to Carroll

Lena Mae Bartlett

A visitation service for Lena Mae Bartlett, 69, West Plains, Missouri, will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  A memorial service will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, January 23, 2016, at the Center Grove Baptist Church, Moody, Missouri. Mrs. Bartlett passed away at 2:44

Doyle Eugene Lewis

Funeral services for Doyle Eugene Lewis, 92, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 18, 2016 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Mr. Lewis passed away at 6:24 a.m., Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at West Vue Nursing Center. He was born August 14, 1923, at Dora, Missouri, to Edward

Minnie Belle Hicks

Funeral services for Minnie Belle Hicks, 79, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 16, 2016 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Mrs. Hicks passed away at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at her home. She was born February 21, 1936, at Moody, Missouri, to James Wilson Talley

Opal Faye Hoglen McFarland

Funeral services for Opal Faye Hoglen McFarland, 90, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 16, 2016 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Mrs. McFarland passed away at 1:18 p.m., Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Ozarks Medical Center. She was born November 1, 1925, at Moody, Missouri, to Jim

Bethanie Lynn Thomas

Funeral services for Bethanie Lynn Thomas, 25, Springfield, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 15, 2016 at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Miss Thomas passed away at 3:32 p.m., Saturday, January 9, 2016 at her home. She was born November 8, 1990, at West Plains, Missouri, to Micheal Dean

Marvin Russell Mercer

A Memorial Service for Marvin Russell Mercer, 68, Peace Valley, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 15, 2016 at Victory Chapel Church, Peace Valley, Missouri. Mr. Mercer passed away at 6:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Ozarks Medical Center. He was born October 9, 1947, at Bakersfield, California, to Everett Howard

Clifford Leroy Parrett

Funeral services for Clifford Leroy Parrett, 98, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 13, 2016 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Mr. Parrett passed away at 12:38 p.m., Saturday, January 9, 2016 at his home. He was born April 14, 1917, at West Plains, Missouri, to Austin Parrett

Maxine Roberts

Funeral services for Maxine Roberts, 85, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 11, 2016 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Mrs. Roberts passed away at 8:20 a.m., Friday, January 8, 2016 at her home. She was born December 21, 1930, at Bakersfield, Missouri, to Lee Rhine and Alma

Linda Diane Sullivant

Funeral services for Linda Diane Sullivant, 66, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 13, 2016 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Mrs. Sullivant passed away at 5:05 p.m., Thursday, January 7, 2016 at West Vue Nursing Center. She was born June 2, 1949, at Greenville, South Carolina to

Harold William Copeland, III

Graveside services for Harold William Copeland, III, infant son of Harold William Copeland, Jr. and Ashley Nicole Ferguson, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 8, 2016 at Babyland in Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Harold went to be with the Angels at 3:17 a.m., Tuesday, January 5,

Katherine Marie Parker

Graveside services for Katherine Marie Parker, 71, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Mrs. Parker passed away at 1:25 p.m., Saturday, January 2, 2016 at Ozarks Medical Center. She was born February 18, 1944, at Madison,

Jean McIntosh Reid

A Mass of Resurrection for Jean McIntosh Reid, 82, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 6, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Mrs. Reid passed away at 7:10 a.m., Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Ozarks Medical Center. She was born November 28, 1933, at Onley, Maryland, to John Mathews and

Vola “Kay” Jones Pyle

A celebration of life for Vola “Kay” Jones Pyle, 69, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 4, 2016, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Mrs. Pyle gained her wings at 11:58 p.m., Tuesday, December 29, 2015, when she entered into eternal rest at Cox Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

Lloyd Drumright

Funeral services for Lloyd Franklin Drumright, 72, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 2, 2016 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Mr. Drumright passed away at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at his home. He was born December 27, 1943, at West Plains, Missouri, to Albert Lewis

William Ernest Peterson

Funeral services for William Ernest Peterson, 72, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 3, 2016, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. William, known as “Uncle Willy” to his family, passed away in his home on December 29, 2015. Born in New York City in 1943 to

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