Charlotte Kay (Bristol) Jenkins, age 74, of Ava Missouri passed from this life on Wednesday May 4th, 2022. She was born December 6th, 1947 in Ava Missouri. On November 24, 1993 she married Loy Jenkins.
Charlotte was a devoted wife, caring neighbor, and in her spare time she enjoyed gardening, crafts, crocheting and quilting.
Charlotte was preceded in death by her mother, Nancy Lee Bristol.
She is survived by her husband, Loy of Ava, one son Travis Bristol of California, three sisters, Linda Owens of Strafford, MO, Carolyn Allen of Springfield, MO, Carmen D’Ambrosio of Ava, MO, a stepson, Jerry Jenkins and his wife Lisa, of Castle Rock, CO, and a stepdaughter, Sheila (Jenkins) Whitaker of Rogersville, MO.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday May 7. 2022 at 1:00 PM at the Old Boston Cemetery, Oldfield, Missouri.
Danny E Paul passed from this life on March 23, 2022 at his home near Oldfield, MO. He was born on December 8, 1953 in Modesto, CA to parents Fred & Betty (Demings) Paul.
On April 27, 1999 Danny married Duke (Kathi) Harris and to this union one son was born.
Danny was one of a kind. He enjoyed aggravating everyone, especially his children and grandchildren. He loved his country and loved showing his pride for it. This was reflected in his viewpoints as an avid conservative. He enjoyed collecting and working on cars, and of course more cars. He spent time playing online games with friends. He built his life around his wife, family, and the company, Paul Construction, that he spent countless hours building up. His favorite place to be was at home on the hill with family.
He was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Betty Paul and grandchild Keaton Paul.
He will be missed by many family members including his wife Duke (Kathi) of the home, his children Daniel and Lori Paul, Tara and Tim Kastning, Danica and Dustin Cody, and Jordan Paul. He will also be missed by his grandchildren: Tyler and Kristen Paul, Kya Paul, Sydney Kastning, Libbey Kastning, Kiera Cody, Emmett Cody. He has also left behind great-grandchildren Rosie Paul and Eleanor Paul and sister Linda Burton. He will also be missed by many other family and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 28, 2022 at 10:00 AM being held at the Ava Family Funeral Home, 401 N Jefferson, Ava, MO. Burial will follow in the Mills Cemetery, Oldfield, MO. A visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Sunday, March 27, 2022 at the Ava Family Funeral Home.
Danny E Paul, 68, passed away from his home near Oldfield, Missouri
on March 23, 2022. He was born to Fred and Betty Paul on December 8, 1953 in Modesto, California.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 28, 2022 at Ava Family Funeral Home, Ava, Missouri starting at 10 AM. Burial will follow at Mills Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2022 at Ava Family Funeral Home from 5-7 PM.
Geneva Ellen Keeton took her first breath in the big yellow farmhouse east of Ava MO on a chilly morning of September 14, 1947, daughter of Clarence and Lorene (Levan) Keeton. There in the same house, she took her final breath on the chilly morning of February 28, 2022 at the age of 74 as she gained her heavenly wings.
She was married to the love of her life, Lowell Gene McCullough of Mtn. View, MO on August 13, 1967. After seeing the United States due to education and the military, they settled back into the yellow farmhouse to raise their family and join together in a life of ministry. She deeply loved the Ozarks and the people who lived here. She walked these hills with a deep love of God who gave her strength each day. From her life came an overflow of love, ministry, and service to her community both near and far. Her work was always to help and encourage her neighbors in their time of need, and this was even reflected in her business pursuits.
Geneva was always grateful for God's many blessings. She looked forward to seeing those friends and family members who were waiting on the heaven-ward side including her beloved husband Lowell and her mother and father, a Second Mother of the Heart, Billie Logan Keeton of Ava, and her Mother in Law, Georgia McCullough of Salem Ark .
She had a fierce love for her family still remaining: daughter Genet Harris and Son in Law Gary of Springfield MO with grandchildren Ginny, Grace and Gabriella Harris; daughter Genessa Freeman and Son-in Law, Adam of Ava, MO with grandson Keeton Freeman; Sister in Laws Mary Layman and husband Charles of Cherokee Village, AR, Gail Pruitt and husband Mike of Horseshoe Bend, AR, and Deborah Bost and husband Dennie of Salem, Ark. She will also be missed by special friends and sisters and brother of the heart Joe and June Harley and Chrissy Voliva. She is especially missed by her dog Benjamin. A host of nephews, nieces, family, friends and Brothers and Sisters in Christ at Vanzant Baptist Church will miss her in their lives.
A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at Ava Family Funeral Home at 3:00 PM. Burial will follow in the Ava City Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday March 5, 2022 at Ava Family Funeral Home from 7-8 PM.
Delilah Janet Hunzinker was born January 18, 1935 in Hominy, Oklahoma, to parents, Clifford and Delilah Flora (Shaw) Lemmons. She passed from this life on February 27, 2022 at her home near Ava, Missouri with her family by her side.
Delilah Janet worked hard as a finish carpenter paying close attention to the trim that she installed making sure it looked perfect. She was a loving person that was always giving to charities and others. Her big-heart was always helping those around her and especially caring for her grandson Joe. She like to fish. She was always ready for a game of dominoes with the family in her later days.
Delilah Janet is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Eugene Vernon(Jack), her daughter Marian Sue Bruce, and 3 grandchildren
She is survived by his 2 children: Ralph Hull of Mansfield, Missouri and Bill Hull of Cabool, Missouri. She also left behind 7 grandchildren and 2 brothers John and Ronnie Lemmons. She will also be missed by numerous other family and friends that she touched with her life.
Graveside services will be conducted Friday, March 4 2022 10:00 in the Denney Cemetery north of Ava on K Hwy.
On Saturday, February 19, 2022, Cecile Ann Boos, a loving wife, mother, and great-grandmother returned to her Creator at the age of 88. She was born on February 3, 1934 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Walter Mockett and Eleanor Jane Welty. She was married and raised one daughter Pauline (Wilber).
Her father, mother, sister, one granddaughter, and husband preceded Cecile in death. She is survived by two brothers Bruce and Walter Mockett, her daughter Pauline, four grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.
She was an interior designer. She and her husband Edward, owned an interior design shop and gift store. They served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for 18 months in the Carolina’s. Everyone knew her favorite color was aqua.
Cecile was very witty, full of mischief, and always had a twinkle in her eye. She also enjoyed the opportunity to care for several foster children.
Cecile had a passion for painting with oils. She also loved birds and enjoyed having them fed near her window so she could watch them while snuggling with her cats. She loved classical and spiritual music. Most of all she loved her family.
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Ava, MO. The viewing will begin at 10:00 AM, followed by the memorial service at 11:00 AM. All are invited to join with the family to celebrate her life and memory.
All arrangements are under the care of Ava Family Funeral Home.
Franklin Delano Voliva, 75 years, 5 months, and 13 days, passed on to be with his Lord and Savior on February 6, 2022 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield Missouri.
Frank was born a twin on August 24, 1946 in Dahlgren, Illinois to James Richard Voliva and Susann C. (Fulkerson) Voliva.
He was the youngest of 6 children and grew up in the Dahlgren area. He graduated from Dahlgren High School where he enjoyed playing basketball and shared many stories of memories he made with friends there. Frank served in the US Navy as a Seabee (MCB 11) during the Vietnam War. He loved his country and his God. His loving wife prayerfully watched for his return from war. In 1970 the couple moved to Ava MO where they made their life together. Frank worked as a carpenter, building many homes in the community. He later retired as a correctional officer for the state of Missouri. Whether with a hammer or with his advice he was always reaching out to build relations and dreams.
On December 9, 1967 Frank and Chris (Crabb) Voliva were united in marriage at Granite City, Illinois. Together they were blessed with three sons, Rick, Jim, and Paul. He would often tell how proud he was of his family. Frank loved big and opened up his heart and home to many chosen family members as well. They have called him Dad or Papa and he felt blessed to have them in his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his twin sister, Martha Sue, and his four brothers: Charles, James, Jody, and William (Bill).
Frank is survived by his devoted wife Chris, his loving sons that he was so proud of; Rick and his wife Janell, Jim and his wife Cherry, Paul and his wife Jayme, all of Forsyth; his grandchildren Anthony, Cooper, Colton, Charleigh, and Carsyn; a host of chosen children/grandchildren; and a multitude of friends!
Funeral services for Frank will be Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Destination Church, Ava, MO with burial following in the Ava Cemetery. A visitation will be prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Pastor James Hathcock with a live stream provided at https://www.facebook.com/avafamilyfuneralhome . In lieu of flowers the family has asked donations be made to either the Destination Church, P.O. Box 1372, Ava MO 65608 or St. James General Baptist Church, 245 Santa Fe Drive, Forsyth MO 65653.
All services under the care of Ava Family Funeral Home.
Frank Voliva passed from this Earthly life on February 6, 2022 he started his Earthly journey on August 24, 1946.
Funeral Services will be held on February 12, 2022 at 11:00 AM At Destination Church Ava Missouri. Visitation will be held from 10 until service time. Burial will follow at the Ava City Cemetery.
A full obituary will follow
Marga Irene Sudbury, 87 years, 3 months, 21 days old, passed away on January 20th, 2022 at her home in Wasola, Missouri.
Marga was born September 29th, 1934 in Gommern, Germany. Her parents were Ernst and Magdalene Ebert.
While in Germany, Marga was a Physical Education teacher. She met her future husband Arcy “Dean” Sudbury while he was stationed in Germany. They entered into marriage on June 7, 1958 in Hesse, Germany at the Hessen Hamburg Chapel.
She entered the United States on April 19, 1959. She became a United States Citizen on May 20, 1966. She and Dean resided in Silicon Valley, California for several years. During this time Marga worked her way up to a supervisor of a computer products company. In 1979 they moved to Wasola, Missouri to start a farm. Marga spent several years being a homemaker until finding employment at Emerson and later at Fasco where she eventually retired. During retirement Marga spent most of her time raising rescued animals. She also enjoyed making several trips back to Germany to see family and friends. Marga was known throughout the community to be one of the kindest and sweetest ladies. Marga loved her family and enjoyed surprising them with gifts.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband, sister, Edith, niece, Renee Sudbury and brother, Michael Sudbury.
Marga is survived by brothers, Ron Sudbury, Don Sudbury and wife Jackie, nephew Ryan Sudbury and wife Haylee, niece, Chelcie Sudbury, great nieces, Madison Rister and Shaylee Wilkerson and great nephews, Devon Sudbury and Stetson Wilkerson, as well as many other relatives and friends.
At Marga’s request, there will be no funeral or memorial service.