Tommie Jane (Neill) Nix, age 55, of Blue Eye, Missouri, passed away at home Saturday, November 22, 2014. She was born January 24, 1959, in Malvern, Arkansas. Tommie was the daughter of Winston Leroy Neill, Sr. and Helen Janica (Ivey) Neill. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.
Ida “Ruth” (Granger) Higgs of Cassville passed away Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Ruth was born February 20, 1912, on a farm near Simco, Missouri to Josie (Gailey) Granger and John Sanford Granger. Most of Ruth’s schooling was in Rocky Comfort, Missouri, but the family moved to Joplin during her senior year and she graduated from Joplin High School. She attended Northeastern State Teacher’s College in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and taught school in Rocky Comfort. She also worked at Christmans’ (Macy’s) Department Store in Joplin for 34 years.
Jeff Kochan, Galena, Missouri, son of Lester and Judith Lorraine (Eland) Kochan, was born November 1, 1964 in Petaluma, California and departed this life on November 16, 2014 in Galena, Missouri at the age of 50.
Bessie Atchison, Reeds Spring, Missouri, daughter of Earl and Bertha (Keithley) Froebel, was born June 1, 1928 in Reeds Spring, Missouri and departed this life November 22, 2014 in Springfield, Missouri.
George "Bud" Lee Rogers, 71, of Kissee Mills died Friday, November 21, 2014 at his residence. Visitation will be 6 to 8:00 PM Monday, November 24th in the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home, Forsyth. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday in the funeral home with Pastor Howard Kenyon officiating. Burial will be in the Kissee Mills Cemetery.