The Comfort in our Grief

This is our pastor’s article for the July-August edition of our congregational newsletter.   The Apostle Paul directs us not to be unaware about those who left this life trusting in God.  Why?  “So you will not grieve like others, as those without hope” (1 Thessalonians 4:13).  So we are reminded, once more, of this […]

Mark 9:14-24: Sermon for Don Underwood’s Funeral

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Don had a problem.  Well, for those of you who knew Don, you might say that he had more than one.  I’m not sure.  But today, I’m only going to bring out one problem that Don had, for I didn’t know him, and I don’t want to pretend that I did.  But I do know […]

Funeral for Don Underwood

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On Saturday, March 20th, 2013, at 2:00 PM, the funeral for Donald Underwood will be held at Stumpff Funeral Home in Kimberling City, MO. Donald John Underwood, lived in Cape Fair, MO, and was the son of Phillip H. and Caroline (nee Filipek) Underwood.  He was born on August 29, 1935 in Chicago, IL and died […]

Memorial Service for Bonnie Kelsey

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A memorial service will be held for Bonnie Kelsey at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 31, 2012 in Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City, MO with Pastor Richard Futrell officiating.  Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, MO under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City, MO. A visitation will be […]

Lester Haas’ Funeral Sermon

Bald Eagle in Flight

This sermon was preached at Lester Haas’ funeral, which was on January 19th, 2012. Sermon Text:Isaiah 43:27-31   For some, no grander sight exists in the entire world than that of an eagle in flight.  As they watch that majestic bird soar, strong and free, it lifts their spirits and emboldens their hearts.  In our […]

Lorraine Curtis’ Funeral Sermon: Matthew 5:24

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I sometimes wonder if there’s something about Chicago and Northern Illinois that shapes and forms certain personalities.  Let me explain.  Lorraine had a strong, distinctive personality, similar to some others I’ve met from Chicago.  Lorraine wasn’t uncaring by any sort, but she didn’t mince words.  She told you what she thought in a way you’d […]

Funeral for Lorraine Curtis

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Lorraine Lois Curtis, Branson West, MO, was born January 27, 1928 in Oak Park, IL and died on October 23, 2011 at Tablerock Healthcare, Kimberling City, MO, after a long series of illnesses.  She was 83 years old. Lorraine was born and raised in suburban Chicago, IL.  She retired from CNA Insurance Company as a […]

Eleanor King’s Funeral Sermon, John 10:27-28

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Dear family and friends of Eleanor King: 1918 was a treacherous year.  World War I was still far from over.  Many men were dying from machine-gun fire and poison gas. Yet, despite the carnage in distant lands, love still thrived in this fallen world.  Harry Moline and his wife, Florence, loved each other.  And so […]

Eleanor King’s Funeral

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Eleanor King’s funeral will be at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church on September 19th, 2011, 10:00 AM.  Eleanor died on Monday, September 12, 2011.  She is survived by: 2 sons, 1 sister, 14 grandchildren, and  10 great-grandchildren. After the funeral, her burial will be at Pinecrest Cemetery. Her family suggests that memorial contributions be […]