Velena "Bea" (Duckworth) Christy passed from this earth on February 14, 2021, at Gainesville Healthcare Center, Gainesville, MO. She was born on September 26, 1924, in Indianapolis, IN to parents George and Thelma (Young) Erickson.
On February 5, 1944, Bea would marry James Duckworth and they had 4 children. While raising her children Bea spent many hours making beautiful dresses for her daughters. She was often known to stay up late into the night to make sure one of her daughters' had a dress for an occasion. Later in life, she would share the love of sewing by teaching her granddaughter to sew.
Bea also liked to bake and could make beautiful cakes from wedding cakes to cakes shaped like your favorite doll. These were a hit for her family on special occasions. Most of all Bea loved her family and would spend many hours showing her love to them.
Bea is preceded in death by her parents, her husbands JamesDuckworth and Ed Christy, a son Steve Duckworth, 2 daughters Sally Petro and Connie Duckworth; as well as a brother Wesley.
Her loving influence will be missed by her daughter Randie Schmucker, 8 grandchildren, as well as numerous great-grandchildren. Bea will also be missed by many other friends and family.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, February 19, 2021, starting at 2:00 PM in the Ava Family Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held from 1:00 until the start of service time. Burial will follow in the Goodhope Cemetery at a later date.
Due to COVID-19 face masks are requested as well as social distancing as possible.
Roger C. Adams III, 32, entered into this world on September 26, 1988, in Mansfield, Missouri, to his parents, Roger Jr. and Amy Yeary Adams. He departed this life on February 4, 2021, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Roger was surrounded with the love of his family.
Roger was a “collector” of people and never met a stranger. If a person were to describe Rogers life in one word, it would be love. He loved to be with his family and friends. He loved to make other people laugh and kept all who knew him entertained. Roger always seemed to find the lighter side of things and had an incredible laugh, one that was infectious to all who were lucky enough to be close by. He loved music and enjoyed playing the guitar. He loved to play jokes on his family. Roger was an incredible and accomplished salesman because of his genuine ability to connect with the needs of others. Above all else, he loved to spend time with his girls, Heather, Kylie, Jaila, and Neveah. They were the center of his every thought and action, and the memories made will be carried in their hearts forever.
Roger was met at the gates of Heaven by his Grandparents, Roger Adams, Wayne Yeary, and Evelyn Akers, Aunt June Brazeal, Uncle Larry Lent, and Brother Richard Dean Wylie.
Roger will be missed by Heather Dias, his Fiance and love of his life, his daughters, Kylie, Naveah and Jaila. He will also be missed by a daughter of his heart, Sienna, his brothers, Cody Harley and Dillon Adams, his sisters Tafi Buege, Kayla Adams, and Meribella Adams, his mother and father, Amy Adams and Roger Adams Jr. Roger leaves behind several other nieces, nephews, cousins, family members, and friends who will greatly miss his happy and big-hearted spirit.
A memorial celebration of his life will be conducted on Saturday, February 5, 2021, at 11:00am in the Ava Family Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate love offerings to help with final expenses. All services are under the care and direction of Ava Family Funeral Home.
Memorial service for Roger Adams III, 32 was met at the gates of heaven on February 4, 2021. He was born on September 26, 1988 to parents Roger Adams Jr and Amy Adams.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday February 6, 2021 at Ava Family Funeral Home Chapel starting at 11:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers a love offering to the family for help with final expenses is requested.
A full obituary will posted later.
Violet June Dodson, 82, entered this life July 18, 1938, at Dora, Mo to parents Benjamin Harrison and Jean Opal (Murdy) Collins. She departed this life on January 30, 2021, at Springfield Villa Care Center, Springfield, MO.
On July 17, 1954, she married Boyd Bertrum Dodson and they raised their three children in the Dora, MO area. She was devoted to her family and their care, She was a wonderful cook, who could make a feast out of wild game, like squirrel, venison, and especially quail. She may have been small of stature but she had a big, loving heart. She loved to quilt knowing that when she made quilts for the family it would be like wrapping her loving arms around them. She passed on the value of hard work to her children as she worked at factories and as a cook at school. She enjoyed attending church services as long as her health allowed. She will be remembered as a quiet, gentle, lady by her friends and many relatives
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one-half brother, and three half-sisters.
She is survived by one son David (Donna) Dodson and two daughters, Kathy (Jeff) Thompson and Wanda (William) Strausbaugh. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Michael Dodson, Melanie Breeding, Amanda Smith, Wendy Blount, and Cody Freeman. Sixteen great-grandchildren: Chase, Bryse, Reece, Megan, Quin, Macee, Darren, Tristan, Legend, Tyler, Gracelynn, Kody, Karter, Caydence, Emma, and Hailey are left with the memory of her kind nature. A great-great child will arrive too late to be held and rocked in her arms. She is fondly remembered by one brother, Terry (Pete) Collins, as well as two sisters Fern Trail and Colleen Epley. She will be remembered by many other friends and relatives for many years.
The body will lie in state in the Ava Family Funeral Home Chapel Wednesday, February 3, 2021, from 10:00 until 4:00 and Thursday from 10:00-12:00. Graveside services will be conducted Thursday, February 4, 2021, at 2:00 at Smith Chapel Cemetery. All services are under the care and direction of Ava Family Funeral Home.