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Sheryl Fullmer

July 15, 1956 – May 5, 2023

Sheryl Denise Fullmer, 66, of Webb City, departed this life on Friday, May 5, in the comfort of her home.

Sheryl entered this life on July 15, 1956, in Joplin, daughter of the late James P. and Marjorie J. (Herrod) Fullmer. She was a lifelong resident of Webb City and a 1974 graduate of Webb City High School. She furthered her education at Missouri Southern State University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in education. Her work history included, Cardinal Scales, May’s Drug Warehouse, Walgreens and most recently she was a home healthcare giver. She enjoyed working with stained glass, attending family sporting events and was an avid animal lover.

Sheryl is survived by one brother, Steve Fullmer and wife Bonnie, of Gravette, Ark.; two nieces, Melissa Fullmer and Alison Bercher; a nephew, Kyle Fullmer and wife Robin; a great-nephew, Jackson Harp; a great-niece, Whitly Cochran; several cousins; and a host of other family and friends.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 15, at Hedge-Lewis-Goodwin Funeral Home, with Bro. Kyle Beverlin officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, northwest of Webb City. Memorial contributions may be made to the Carthage Humane Society in care of the funeral home.


Frankie Halverson

Feb. 14, 1981 – April 28, 2023

Frank “Frankie” Edward Halvorsen Jr., 42, of Webb City, died on Friday, April 28, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin.

Frankie was born on Feb. 14, 1981, in Joplin, to Frank Edward Halvorsen and Charity Grace “Domich” Halvorsen. He worked in various machine shops in Joplin as a welder and machinist. He also enjoyed working in construction and with cattle. He liked to hunt deer, go fishing, spend time in the great outdoors, and ride bulls in the rodeo.

Frankie is survived by his parents, Frank and Charity Halvorsen; one sister Mercy Stevens, Alba; two nephews, Mason Halvorsen, Alba, and Dillon Smith, Girard, Kan.; and one niece, Kallie Maggard of Lamar.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Jacob Daniel Halvorsen, on Jan. 13, 2022.

A service for Frankie was held Wednesday, May 3, at Ulmer Funeral Home in Carthage. Burial was after the service in Fairview Cemetery, at Alba.


Al Schamberger

June 23, 1928 – May 6, 2023

Mr. Alvin Mike “Al” Schamberger, 94, of Frontenac, Kan., formerly of Webb City, departed this life on Saturday morning, May 6, at Medicalodge in Frontenac.

Alvin entered this life on June 23, 1928, one of 11 children born to the union of the late Raymond and Barbra (Riedel) Schamberger. He was born and raised in St. Peter, Kan. On Sept. 12, 1952, in Kansas City, he was united in marriage to Ada Mae Klenk, and to this union two daughters were born, Charlene and Anne. They resided in Wellington, Kan., Medicine Lodge, Kan., and Pittsburg, Kan., before moving to Webb City in 1959. In 2019, Al moved to the Pittsburg area to be closer to his two daughters.

Alvin was a truck driver and farmer throughout his life. He enjoyed polka dancing, mowing his yard and grilling out with his family and friends. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Korea.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Ada Schamberger, on June 28, 1999; six brothers, Adolf, Mike, Felix, Clarence, Bill and Daniel Schamberger; and three sisters, Matilda Schamberger, Marie Schamberger and Tillie Dinkel.

Alvin is survived by his two daughters, Charlene Schamberger, of Frontenac, and Anne Windsor and husband, Mike, of Weir, Kan.; three stepgrandsons, Michael, Matthew and Morgan Windsor; one stepgreat-grandson, Quest Windsor; a brother, Paul Schamberger; and a host of other family and friends.

A Rosary and Prayer Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 12, at Hedge-Lewis-Goodwin Funeral Home, with Father Francisco “Paco” Gordillo officiating. Burial, with full military honors, will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mark Schamberger, Jim Schamberger, Earl Schamberger, Joe Curran, Donnie Westhoff and Kerry O’Brien. Memorials contributions may be made to the Mount Hope Cemetery Care Fund, in care of the funeral home.


Barbara Smith

Sept. 18, 1940 – May 7, 2023

Barbara Ann (Lomax) Smith, age 82, passed peacefully to be with her Lord Jesus on Sunday, May 7 at Solace House of the Ozarks in Joplin.

Barbara was born Sept. 18, 1940, in Shreveport, La., to her loving parents, James Edwin and Louise Dudley Lomax. She moved as a young girl with her family to Okmulgee, Okla. and spent her childhood attending Okmulgee schools.

Barbara was united in marriage to Larry D. Smith at the First Baptist Church in Okmulgee on Sept. 8, 1961. They were married 61 years and had three children; Kerry Dean (Sherri) Smith, of Porum, Okla., Catharine Louise (Mark) Warnky, Charlotte, N.C., and Cheryl Ann (Brian) Frank, Webb City. They have nine grandchildren, Hannah Smith, Rebecca Smith, Micalah Smith, David (Grace) Warnky, Jonathan (Bre) Warnky, Sarah Warnky, Sierra (Alex) Buckland, Simeon (Lexi) Frank and Silas Frank. Barbara was eagerly anticipating the birth of two great-granddaughters to be born this summer, one in July and one in August.

Larry and Barbara moved with their family in 1971 to Winfield, Kan. They spent 51 wonderful years in Winfield raising their family and being involved in their community. They were very active in their church, Central Baptist, for 51 years, where Barbara, among other things, taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, sang in the choir and led the Children’s musicals. Barbara started her post-secondary education at Oklahoma State University and finished her degree in education and home economics at Southwestern College, in Winfield, in 1973. Larry was able to proudly present her with her degree, as he was a professor at the college at that time. In addition to being a loving mother, Barbara worked as a substitute teacher and librarian at the Snyder Research Foundation, as well as a receptionist at the Synder Clinic.

Barbara was talented in many ways and enjoyed a multitude of hobbies and crafts. These included acrylic and tole painting, knitting and crocheting, bluegrass music and playing the autoharp. She enjoyed going to the Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival with friends and was found in attendance most every year. Her family were the excited recipients of her many sweaters, socks, afghans, paintings and baby blankets over the years.

Barbara was preceded in death by her father, James Lomax; her mother, Louise Lomax; brother, Ed Lomax; and a sister-in-law, Vicki Lomax. She is survived by her loving husband, Larry Smith; her three children, Kerry (Sherri) Smith; Cathy (Mark) Warnky, Cheryl (Brian) Frank; her nine grandchildren; a brother, Ben (Vicki) Lomax, Bartlesville, Okla.; and many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

A time of prayer with viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 12 at Simpson Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 18, in the Tonkawa IOOF Cemetery in Tonkawa, Okla., followed by a celebration of life at 1:30 p.m. Central Baptist Church in Winfield. Memorial contributions may be made to Solace Hospice House of the Ozarks, in care of the funeral home.