Betty Lou Sveum, age 77, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2018, at her home. She was born January 13, 1941, in Hutchinson, Kansas, the daughter of Lee and Della (Nyquist) Taylor. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon, Missouri. Online condolences may be shared at www.FossettMosherFuneralHome.com.

James Franklin Nelson, age 83, of Marionville, Missouri, passed away at 4:02 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. He was born January 23, 1935, in Clever, Missouri, the son of Glen and Eula (Jackson) Nelson. A graveside service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora, Missouri, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Delaware Cemetery, west of Nixa, Missouri. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2018, in the funeral home chapel. Online condolences may be shared at www.CraftonCantrellFuneralHome.com.

Richard Lee Tyson, age 74, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away at 6:07 p.m. on April 2, 2018, at the Lawrence County Manor in Mt. Vernon. He was born September 12, 1943, in Jefferson City, Missouri, the son of Thomas and Helen (Tettenhorst) Tyson. A graveside service under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, in Mt. Vernon will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Monday April 9, 2018, at the Ozark Prairie Cemetery, northeast of Mt. Vernon. Visitation will be held from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Monday, prior to the graveside service, in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to have memorial donations made payable to the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at www.FossettMosherFuneralHome.com.

Lemuel Elbert Compton, born on May 25, 1928, in Miller, Missouri, to Jasper Allen Compton and Golden Belva Parnell Compton, was promoted to glory into the arms of his Lord and Savior on March 31, 2018. Services are under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home services at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with Rev. David Nordyke officiating on Friday, April 6, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Mt. Vernon IOOF Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Mount Vernon for either the Memorial Fund or the Youth Camp Scholarship Fund, Children’s Emergency Fund of Mount Vernon or the charity of your choice in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at www.FossettMosherFuneralHome.com.