Wreaths Across America, Lonesome Hill Cemetery, Phillipsburg, Missouri, 2021

Veterans at Lonesome Hill Cemetery

I have lived in the Phillipsburg, Missouri area for my entire life (excepting the college years). I am of the 5th generation of my family to live in this area of the Ozarks, and my children are the 6th generation. Many members of my family are buried in the Lonesome Hill Cemetery, and I have been visiting the cemetery ever since I can remember.

Wreaths Across American, Lebanon, MO 2020

When I joined the Daughters of the American Revolution in 2020, one of the first activities I participated in was Wreaths Across America. When I organized the new Agnes Hill Chapter, NSDAR in Phillipsburg in 2021, one of the first things we did was add Lonesome Hill Cemetery as a new location for Wreaths Across America.

I decided that, since it is such a small cemetery, I would personally undertake to identify and locate every veteran buried in the cemetery. The process took several months, lots of walking the grounds, contact with the cemetery board, and researching obituaries. At the end of this work, a total of 87 veterans were identified, whose service covers the Civil War though the 1980s and represents the Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, and Air Force.

I have made a virtual cemetery on FindAGrave for each of these veterans, and I have also created a map on Google that represents the burial location of each of these service members.

I am humbled to say that in our first year with Wreaths Across America, we were able to place a wreath on every veteran grave at the cemetery. We also went out on Veterans Day and placed a flag at each veteran’s grave. We intend to continue to do this every year, as well as place wreaths for Wreaths Across America.

Click to view: Map of all veterans interred at Lonesome Hill Cemetery

Click to view: Virtual Cemetery of all veterans interred at Lonesome Hill Cemetery

Dedicated To The Brave Men And Women Who Have Served This Great Nation

Forrest Allen  11 Oct 1913 – 1 Aug 1987

Norman Oliver Angst 3 May 1928 – 21 Jul 1994

Oliver Nathan “Dub” Angst Jr. 11 Jun 1945 – 22 Nov 2020

Albert Barnett 10 Jun 1896 – 17 Feb 1979

Elmer C Barnett Jr. 30 May 1922 – 5 Jun 1949

Fay Barnhart 16 Nov 1905 – 22 Dec 1992

Alfred C Benton 13 Jun 1849 – 6 May 1924

John Aaron Benton 4 Jun 1839 – Jun 1921

William Asa Benton 1834 – 5 Jul 1861

Lavern Franklin Biggs 4 Mar 1928 – 9 Apr 1955

Claude Blackburn 11 May 1912 – 29 Aug 1979

Martin Kenneth Cheek 7 Sep 1915 – 21 Dec 1997

Don N. Cole 27 Sep 1920 – 7 May 2007

Ralph Edwin “Jack” Day 1 Mar 1920 – 2 May 1981

Robert Edwin Day 11 Nov 1949 – 29 Jun 1984

Charles D. Devlin 1834 – 13 Nov 1863

Jimmy E Finley 2 Jun 1934 – 3 May 1987

Lawrence Edwin Finley 2 May 1957 – 17 Nov 2005

Warren E Finley 14 Sep 1913 – 23 Jul 1989

James Donald Frank 22 Aug 1947 – 11 Mar 2005

Clyde Lee Gilbert 25 Jul 1932 – 27 Jan 2003

LaVern Peter Gisselbeck 18 Mar 1929 – 25 Oct 2017

Donald Keith Goodnight 4 Sep 1921 – 2 Aug 1976

Fred Guthrie 7 Sep 1896 – 15 Mar 1983

Clarence Monroe Hammers 1900 – Aug 1978

Floyd M Haney 14 Feb 1907 – 11 Feb 1969

Gerald Dean Harnish 8 Feb 1946 – Jul 1971

Cecil R Hash 2 Apr 1914 – 6 Jul 1985

Elisha Paul Hash 21 Nov 1911 – 14 Jan 1979

Wilburn H. Hash 4 Feb 1843 – 21 Jan 1916

Glenn F. Haueter 13 May 1931 – 28 Feb 2018

William Lenore Hawkins 29 Nov 1886 – 26 Jan 1966

Larry D Hayes 15 Jul 1949 – 21 Dec 2003

John B Hefton 11 Jun 1844 – 21 Mar 1883

Robert Winfred Heinmiller 13 Nov 1962 – 1 Mar 2018

William George “Bill” Henry 30 Aug 1921 – 27 Jun 1996

Jacob Melvin Honey 10 Sep 1918 – 15 Dec 2002

Esther Dwight Hopkins 15 Jan 1918 – 22 Apr 1961

Jim L. Hopkins 21 Jul 1941 – 13 Mar 1991

Solomon Hopkins 7 Sep 1843 – 3 Jan 1936

Warren P. Hopkins 25 Dec 1919 – 4 Feb 1973

Alexander C Hyde 20 Jun 1927 – 30 Dec 1990

Wilbur M Jarman 8 May 1926 – 22 Sep 2004

Randy L Johnson 11 Dec 1956 – 27 Apr 2012

Samuel D. Kerns 25 Sep 1939 – 13 Nov 1995

Lyle Clayton King 11 Nov 1923 – 30 Nov 2000

Lawrence Edward Lindley 23 Nov 1927 – 29 Aug 1996

George Elza Llewellyn 8 Dec 1939 – 23 Dec 2010

Delbert Hershel “Deb” Long 11 Aug 1935 – 19 Jun 2020

Fredrick Herman “Mutt” Long 14 Nov 1893 – 7 Nov 1963

Joseph Edward “Ed” Long 19 Jul 1888 – 21 Sep 1961

William Clifton “Bill” Long 31 Oct 1915 – 3 Aug 1999

James William Lynch 5 May 1932 – 5 May 2014

Caleb Patton Houston “Cape” Moore 8 Aug 1839 – 18 Nov 1929

Irvin Dale Moore 1 Jul 1921 – 8 Aug 1995

Lester Moore 3 Nov 1917 – 1 Oct 1984

Leslie Bennett Mulligan 21 Sep 1919 – 15 Sep 1994

Calvin Ray Neasby Sr. 7 Dec 1923 – 21 Nov 1993

Clifford Don Neasby 26 Mar 1930 – 20 Apr 1995

John Edward Parise 20 Sep 1938 – 6 Jan 1994

Donald Lee Patton 6 Jul 1928 – 23 Mar 2001

Elmer L Patton 7 Jan 1907 – 28 Aug 1985

Lloyd Dean Patton 23 Nov 1919 – 24 Apr 1985

Norman LaVar Price 19 Oct 1931 – 22 Jun 2018

Elvis Prince Jr. 26 Jul 1933 – 12 Feb 1993

Artlie Ellsworth Ragland Jan 1891 – 28 Jul 1953

Bert Richard 9 Jun 1892 – 1 May 1977

Chiles Forrest Richard 30 Oct 1930 – 24 Jul 1997

Jack S Richard 15 Jul 1926 – 17 May 1997

Edward P Robertson 1913 – 1983

Donald Edward Robinson 27 Jul 1927 – 23 Aug 2015

Lee Monroe Robinson 17 Aug 1896 – 15 Apr 1969

Scott Edward Robinson 9 Oct 1963 – 25 Oct 1982

Donald E Sexton 19 Jun 1933 – 24 Sep 2014

John Henry B Spradling 16 Feb 1923 – 9 Oct 1971

Freman Leo Stover 10 Oct 1930 – 23 Sep 2020

Harry Ross Sturdavant 17 Oct 1886 – 2 Dec 1937

John L Sturdavant 27 Oct 1843 – 29 Oct 1918

Rex Sturdavant 28 Feb 1889 – 1 Mar 1958

Charles B Thoms 20 Jun 1920 – 6 May 1973

Rex Boyd Turner 30 Apr 1929 – 20 Aug 2018

Thomas Hart Benton Turner 7 Aug 1962 – 26 Feb 2009

Leonard G Watson 4 Mar 1914 – 22 Jan 1995

John L Waugh Nov 1870 – Mar 1918

William Henry Weaver 9 Feb 1931 – 23 Jan 1998

Roy Clifford Wilson 24 Oct 1917 – 27 Apr 2005

Richard Cecil Young 25 Jan 1944 – 27 Sep 1992

Share

I am a mom, small business owner, and lover of all things. I have a variety of interests and obsessions and use this website as an outlet for my eccentricities. I live in Missouri on a small farm, that was originally one of the first homesteads in Laclede County. I enjoy volunteering, gardening, foraging, knitting, canning, local history research, and genealogy. I am a member of Mensa, Phi Alpha Theta, Rotary International, Daughters of the American Revolution, Society of Indiana Pioneers, First Families of the Twin Territories, United States Daughters of 1812, Daughters of Union Veterans, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Clan MacBean, Clan Sinclair USA, and the list continues to grow.