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Wiles Abstract & Title Co., Inc.

21 Court Square

West Plains, MO 65775

(417) 256-7191

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Closed 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch)

Wiles Abstract & Title Co., Inc. has been serving Howell, Ozark and surrounding counties for 46 years.

John N. Wiles graduated law school in 1970 and began practice in West Plains. He opened Wiles Abstract & Title Co., Inc. in 1971.

President Mary Good has been with the company since before it officially opened. She and Vice-President Ashley Matejek oversee the business and its 14 employees.

Wiles Abstract & Title Co. provides title insurance and title, lien and bond searches as one of the top title companies in the area. When they research, they go back at least 60 years, even though state statute requires less.

“We give homeowners peace of mind,” stated Matejek.

They also provide escrow and closing services.

Their employees are friendly, dedicated and loyal. Good noted several employees have been there their entire careers.


Pictured are President Mary Good, Sheri Smith, Madeline Taylor, Wendi Prewett, Tiffany Pace, Leslie Theriault, Andrea Ware, Christin Hoffman, Linda Eades, Vice-President Ashley Matejek and Becka Trobaugh. Not pictured Jason Good and Brittany Berry.

Located on the court square in West Plains, they are easy to find and have easy access to the courthouse, where Howell County titles are recorded. In addition, they have a Howell County title plant, which contains an index of records that goes back to the first records of Howell County.


Brittany Berry finishes a search in the Recorder of Deeds vault.

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