Bill Busby Died on October 17 2016

William Paul Busby Sr.

July 28, 1940 - October 17, 2016

William Paul Busby Sr, 76, passed away peacefully in his home on October 17, 2016. He was born July 28, 1940 to Alfred and Josephine Busby in Springfield, Missouri. William attended Parkview High School and Drury University. He served in the U. S. Navy. William worked in Grocery Management and as a school bus driver, retiring in 2005.

He married the love of his life, Clara Berniece (Stenger) Busby on September 29, 1959 in Springfield, Missouri, and was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed woodcarving, his grandkids and great-grandkids.

William is preceded in death by his father, Alfred Delmar Busby, his mother, Josephine Florence (VanHooser) Busby, and infant brother, Alfred Joe Busby. He is survived by his wife, Clara Berniece Busby, daughter, Debra (Ron) Raby, daughter, Lori (Jeff) Hart, and son, Bill and fiance' Christy. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 1 great great-grandson, 1 sister, Karen (Gene) Stewart, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and close friends.

Visitation will be Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:00-8:00pm, at Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Funeral services will be Friday, October 21, 2016, 10:00am, also at Greenlawn Funeral Home North. William will be laid to rest in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens with full military honors following the service.

The family suggests memorial donations be given to American Cancer Society or American Heart Association

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 Dewey Smith Died on April 23, 2016

Dewey C. Smith, age 75, Springfield died Saturday, April 23, 2016.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Tela Smith; two sons, Jeff and Sherry Johnson and Jim Smith; two step-sons, Mark and Debby Hunter and Greg Hunter and Wendy Thompson; a step-daughter, Michelle Mello; a sister, Jean Williams; 19 grandchildren and 2 great granddaughters.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, May 1, 2016 in Eastside General Baptist Church under the direction of Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home.

70th Reunion at Roundtree
On February 18, after a wonderful buffet lunch at Ann Wilson Halls, ten of us visited Roundtree Elementary, recalling what it was like 70 years ago when we entered first grade there.

Lots had changed at Roundtree and some things remained the same. There were still lots of stairs in the three level school which now houses kindergarten through fifth grades. In an addition on the east playground, there is a computer room, cafeteria/multipurpose room, work rooms and classrooms. A second story addition above where we went to the first grade and some of us went the principals office is a library and classroom. Yes, Ms Taylor's Closet is still there but now is full of shelving for school supplies.

This picture was taken on the first floor in front of a mural across from the Principals office. Front row, l to r: Diane Roop Collinson, Susan Kelly Wheeler, Mary Margaret Meers Kellett and Burt Adams. Back row: Ed Rogers, Andy Montebello, Ann Wilson Hall, Donna Cravens Strothkamp, Ron Silvius and Bob Long.

Harvey Ragsdale
Harvey Ragsdale died on November 19, 2015.

Mike Jones Obituary
The News-Leader September 27, 2015:

James Michel "Mike" Jones

James Michel "Mike" Jones, 75, passed away, Sunday, September 13 in Las Vegas, Nev. Born February 20, 1940 in Springfield, Mo., to the late Jack and Edith Wright Jones.

He was a veteran, serving in the United States Navy, a graduate of Parkview High School and Missouri State University. In l968 he moved to Long Beach, Calif., enjoying a successful career in social services for Los Angeles County. He retired to Lake Havasu City, Ariz., and recently relocated to Las Vegas, Nev., to be closer to family.

Mike is survived by one son, Thomas and wife Rosie of Las Vegas and two grandchildren; sister, Cathy Jones Deeken and her husband, Tom of Jefferson City, Mo. He was a loving Uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Private family services will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to, The Salvation Army, his favorite charity.

Mike Jones and Larry Walker Pass Away
Mike Jones, passed away on September 13 in Las Vegas Nevada. Larry Walker passed away on September 18 in Chattanooga Tennessee.

Delores Johns Died on July 23, 2015
johnsdelores-jpg.jpgdeloresjohns-jpg.jpgMary Delores Samuel of Springfield MO died peacefully at her home on July 23, 2015 surrounded by family.
Delores was born on March 13, 1940 to Estel Johns and Ruby Voris in Kennett MO. She moved to Springfield at a young age where she graduated from Parkview High School. She attended James River Assembly of God until it became too difficult attend services. Delores married Gene Samuel of Springfield and they were happily married for just over 55 years.
Delores was preceded in death by her father Estel Johns of Campbell MO, mother Ruby Voris of Springfield, and daughter Lori Hale of Rogersville.
She is survived by her husband Gene Samuel of Springfield, daughter Lisa and her husband Bill O'Dell of Springfield, and three grandsons, Trenton ODell, Landon ODell and Mason Hale.
Delores devoted her life to her family and was actively involved in her daughters lives. She was considered a 2nd mom to many of their friends throughout high school, college and beyond. She was skilled with the gift of gab and never shied away from a good conversation. In her later years, her life became all about her grandsons and she never missed a swim meet, ball game, spelling bee or any other school activity. She was a very proud mom and grandma.
Services will be held on Monday, July 27th with a visitation at 10 AM immediately followed by a funeral at 11 AM at Klingner-Cope at Rivermonte Chapel officiated by Pastor Phillip Wright.. Interment will be in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens

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Carol Hagerman McIntyre Died on September 11, 2014
ch-jpg.jpgCarol Jean Hagerman (McClellan) McIntyre, age 74, of Bradenton, FL., passed away Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Lakewood Ranch Hospital. She was born on March 12, 1940, in Springfield, Mo., to Louis and Juanita 'Pat' Hagerman. She resided in Springfield, Mo., Fair Grove, Mo., Mooresville, In., and was a resident at Braden Castle Senior Community, Bradenton Fl., for over 20 years. She attended Central High School and Parkview High School where she was a member of the Lassie Drum Core and an exchange student to Germany with A.F.S. She graduated in 1958. Carol was a secretary for the Frisco Railroad before marrying David McClellan and raising her two children Marcie and Chris. She earned a realtor's license but spent most of her time being a supportive and devoted mom and wife. She was active in her church, Manatee United Methodist Church, and shared her love of Jesus with all who knew her. Carol loved reading and gardening, especially flowers, and embraced the "salt life" by learning to snorkel in the ocean and collecting many beautiful shells. She loved her family and was especially proud of her children and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed. We want to offer a special thank you to her caregiver and friend, Elizabeth Albritton, for all her time and love, and to her church family for all their love and support.

She is preceded in death by her husband Milton McIntyre. She is survived by her sister and brother in-law Linda (Hagerman) and Tom Hagemann of St. Louis, Mo, their children Kimberly, Elizabeth 'Blake', and Daniel, and their families; brother Grant Hagerman of Springfield, Mo.; son and daughter-in-law Chris and Karen McClellan of Bradenton, Fl., daughter and son in-law Marcie (McClellan) and Tony Renyer of Goddard, KS., and their six children and two son in-laws: Mandy (Renyer) and Jordan Leaming, Tim Renyer, Renay Renyer, Anna (Renyer) and Jacob Mullet, Paul Renyer, and Bethany Renyer; her step- daughters Lynn (McIntyre) Amos, Pam Day, and Kay Newton, all of Indiana, and their families.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 20, at 10 am at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home. A visitation will be held from 9 am until the time of service. Interment will follow at Hazelwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Manatee United Methodist Church, 315 15th Street East, Bradenton, FL 34208. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/news-leader/obituary.aspx?pid=172450221#sthash.Ap71qXkd.dpuf

Bonus Frost Inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame
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    Springfield News Leader 05/15/2014

    No turning back for Hall of Fame softball star Frost

By Lyndal Scranton

Bonus Frost sometimes wonders,"What if?" 
Inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday for his softball accomplishments, Frost might have been the best fast-pitch softball player the Ozarks has ever seen, there's the unanswered question about baseball. 

Would he have made it to the big leagues? Frost shut that door in the summer of 1958, after getting tryouts with the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals. He recalled famed scout Tom Greenwade of Willard personally driving him to a Yankees tryout in Kearney, Neb., in Greenwade's Cadillac. 

A couple of weeks later found Frost at St. Louis' Sportsman's Park, shagging fly balls in pre-game while virtually pinching himself. 

"Stan Musial was in right field, Curt Flood in center and Joe Cunningham in left field, along with me," Frost said, recalling that he was "scared to death the whole time." 

Cardinals manager Fred Hutchinson noticed that Frost was tentative in throwing the ball back to the infield and shouted out to him.

    "He said, 'Let loose of that baseball like you're throwing a rock on a pond, trying to get it to skip.' So I tried to do that," Frost said.

    But the financial offer about $1,000 from the Cardinals and Yankees from an earlier tryout in Kearney, Neb., wasn't appealing. Then there was the matter of heart. Frost's wasn't into it, especially with a soon-to-be fiance back home in Springfield.

    "I had some opportunities most men only dreamed of," Frost said of the baseball career that never was. "As you get older and a little wiser, you think about what might have been."

    Just don't get those natural questions be confused with regret. Frost has none. Things turned out pretty darned good for him.

    Over the years, he and wife Sandy raised three sons and a daughter. He's become one of the most-influential sports figures in the Ozarks, even after softball for his work as a longtime board member of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. He was founder of the Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1986.

    Frost made his mark on the softball fields, however, in the 1960s and 1970s when the sport was a big draw. He recalled the 1978 national fastpitch tournament at Meador Park playing host to 10,000 fans on opening night.

    Softball began a bit by chance. The late Larry Atwood, player/ coach of the powerful Barnes Store team, asked Frost to fill in during a 1959 game. Frost said he didn't want to, but Atwood insisted the team would forfeit otherwise.

    "I got there and he had all kinds of players," Frost said. "We were playing the best team in the league and I went 5-for-5 and we won. I played softball ever since and kind of got hooked on it."

    He played until 1982 and along the way appeared in 13 national tournaments and was an alternate for the 1979 United States Pan American softball team. A left-handed hitting outfielder, Frost was inducted into the Springfield Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame in 1987 and Missouri ASA Hall in 1991.

    Well-wishers greeted Frost with smiles and handshakes following the induction. Springfield's Scott Bailes, a 1979 Parkview High graduate who went on to pitch in the big leagues for nine seasons with three teams, said he bought his first baseball glove at Frost's sporting goods store.

    "You let me make payments, $5 a month," Bailes said.

    "Hey," Frost said, laughing. "I knew you'd be a big-leaguer.

From: http://mosportshalloffame.com/inductees/bonus-frost/

"Born in Lutie, Missouri, Bonus Frost grew up in Springfield and started playing fast pitch softball at the age of 10. By the age of 18, he was already a star on the Triple A fast pitch circuit. A fleet, left handed hitting outfielder, Frost played in 14 national tournaments, posting a career batting average of over .300. He was named to the All-America team twice and received an honorable mention four times. He won seven batting championships and was named to the Springfield Triple A fast pitch all-star team all 11 years it was selected."

Charlie Hansen Publishes a Book
Charlie Hansen has published a book and it is for sale on www.amazon.com. The Book, The Folded life of Mary Morgan, is described by Amazon.com as:

"Mary Morgan was eighty-seven years old when she found herself, not by any plan or design of her own, in a position to make a difference. Strange events placed her in 1937 after having lived a full life through 2005. She still had all of her memories. World War II was coming and she knew what was to come. She knew because she remembered it all. What followed was an adventure she didn't request and couldn't avoid. John Blackstone, a quiet man, a man never to be sold short, had her back..... Always."

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Dare to Be Different" Sharon Becker Gale Artist

The Robson Library in Sun Lakes AZ will present Art Work by Sharon Becker Gale during the month of November 2013. Her Theme for the exhibit is "Dare to be Different." Sharon, a Sun Lakes watercolor artist, uses a very different and unique technique to print her paintings. To quote Sharon: " My love for color is expressed in a unique way. I copy and print my paintings into my computer and then print a copy of the painting in reverse colors. The colors are dramatic and vivid and ask the viewer to use his or her imagination to enjoy the differences".

New Page -- Classmates Married 50 Years or More
Check out the new page listing our classmates who have been married for 50 years or more. If you should be on that page email me the information at aamiii@mindspring.com.

The information on this site can be viewed by anyone who stumbles onto it. To protect your privacy, your address, city state, zip and telephone number will not be shown on the site. If you enter this information in the Class Directory area, it will be protected and will only be available to those who are managing the site. We will provide this information to other classmates after we ask a few questions to verfy who is requesting the information. The link to your email address is protected by a code number that you have to enter to email other classmates. This feature will stop machine searches of web sites to obtain email addresses for spammers. To request location information email Andy Montebello at the link on his page in the Classmates Directory.

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