Volume 9, Number 11 - Spring 1988

In Memoriam


Charles Elmo Ingenthron was born January 16, 1911, at New Castle, Colorado, and passed away May 7, 1988, at Kirbyville, Missouri, at the age of 77. He earned degrees at SMSU, Springfield, and University of Missouri at Columbia and did additional studies at the Universities of Arkansas and Arizona, and Oklahoma A. & M. He was a writer, historian, and educator serving as school principal in Branson, Blue Eye, and Abesville and as Taney County Superintendent of Schools.

He authored four books about the Ozarks. He was a charter member and first president of the ‘White River Valley Historical Society and was an active and supportive member of the organization. His interest in preserving and chronicling the history of the Ozarks was a jnspiration and example to others.


Jewell Ross Mehus diedMarch3O, 1988, at Forsyth. She was born September 2, 1897, in Clinton. She was a traveler, writer, journalist, and editor of numerous publications, including the White River Valley Historical Quarterly.

Mrs. Mehus and her husband, Dr. 0. Myking Mehus (deceased), were longtime members of the White River Valley Historical Society.

On March 13, 1977, Mrs. Mehus was presented a Distinguished Services Award for her many years of service to the organization. She served as editor of the Quarterly for twelve years, and assisted in membership recruiting. Formanyyears, she and herhusband owned and ran the "Old Shepherds Book Shop" on West Highway 76 near Branson. The history and heritage of this area of the Ozarks were important to her as evidenced by her writing and work in this area.


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