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Neet Rickman

E. Wanetta ``Neet'' Rutherford Rickman, 81, Joplin, died at 12:25 p.m. Monday at a local nursing home after a long illness.

Mrs. Rickman was born June 29, 1915, in Joplin. She lived most of her life in Joplin, except from 1963 to 1969, when she lived at West Covina, Calif. She was a homemaker.

She married Howard Rickman on Sept. 13, 1940, in Joplin. He died July 19, 1968.

Survivors include two daughters, Dixie Garvin, Joplin, and Neeta Quinn, Newport Beach, Calif.; two sisters, Maxine Duley and Pauline Hamm, both of Joplin; two grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin. The Rev. Aaron Brown will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Parker Mortuary, Joplin.

Contributions may be made to the Parkinson's and Other Neurological Diseases (POND) support group, in care of the mortuary.

Bernie Shrum

The Rev. Bernie Bruce Shrum, 84, Lowry City, a former Joplin area resident, died at 6:02 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 1997, at Sac-Osage Hospital, Osceola, after an illness. Mr. Shrum was born Sept. 13, 1912, in Bellinger County. He lived his early life in Southwest Missouri. He attended Southwest Baptist College at Bolivar and Southwestern Theological Seminary at Fort Worth, Texas. He was ordained a minister at Vista Baptist Church, near Osceola. He has pastored churches at Vista, Osceola, Asbury, Joplin and Sarcoxie in Missouri, Kellogg, Idaho, Enumclaw, Wash., and Sheridan, Wyo. After he retired in 1980, he continued to pastor Round Prairie Baptist Church in Bates County and later Gerster Baptist Church in St. Clair County.

He married Lula Brown on Feb. 9, 1935, in Douglas County. She survives.

Additional survivors include two daughters, Nancy Carrell, Butler, and Suzanne Storm, Overland Park, Kan.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola. The Rev. Todd Forman and the Rev. John Barrett officiated. Burial was in Lowry City (Mo.) Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Maynard Duzan, Mike Floyd, Ed Misner, Lloyd Davis, Howard Burnett and Randy Hargis.

Jean Johnson

EVERTON, Mo. - Jean Ann Johnson, 70, Everton, died at 3:35 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, at Aurora Community Hospital after a long illness.

Mrs. Johnson was born Aug. 14, 1926, at Grand Rapids, Minn. She lived in Paris Springs, near Everton, the past 35 years. She was a homemaker.

She married Robert Johnson on Nov. 30, 1946, at St. Paul, Minn. He survives.

Additional survivors include four sons, Thomas Johnson, Alamogordo, N.M., David Harold Johnson, Miller, Martin Victor Johnson, Halltown, and Clifford Paul Johnson, Ozark; four daughters, Virginia Ann Harmon, McClurg, Katherine Eileen Bamberry, Springfield, Sally Jean Kennedy and Margaret Kay Hadley, both of Sedan, Kan.; her mother, Emma Lindstrom, Maplewood, Minn.; four sisters, Ruth Gibbons, Sun City, Ariz., Ellsa Sorenson, White Bear Lake, Minn., Linda Gulick, Miller, Carole Lunderen, White Bear Lake; 26 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home, Miller. The Rev. Rodger Sutherland will officiate. Burial will be in Miller Memorial Gardens Cemetery, south of Miller.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today.

Mary Mackowiak

CARTHAGE, Mo. - Mary Katherine Mackowiak, 63, Carthage, died at 11:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 1996, at her home after a long illness.

Mrs. Mackowiak was born June 2, 1933, in Richwood, W.Va. She was a homemaker. She was employed at Frames Family Restaurant in Sommerville, W.Va.

Her husband, Victor John Mackowiak, preceded her in death.

She is survived by a son, Joseph Mackowiak, Marmet, W.Va.; three daughters, Ann Walton and Melissa Mackowiak, both of Aurora, Ill., and Melanie Persinger, state of West Virginia; three sisters, Evelene Dodson, Carthage, Helen Sigley, Carthage, and Barbara Coffman, Gassaway, W.Va.; her stepmother, Betty Coffman, Gassaway; and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Greene Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, W.Va. Burial will be in Barkers Ridge Cemetery, near Sutton.

Local arrangements were made by Ulmer Funeral Home.

Faye Payne

CARTHAGE, Mo. - Faye Emma Payne, 83, Carthage, died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, at a local nursing home after a short illness.

Mrs. Payne was born April 14, 1913, at Bowers Mills. She was a lifetime area resident. She was a retired office clerk for State Farm Insurance. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

She married Leonard W. Payne on July 2, 1932, in Kansas City. He died Sept. 26, 1984.

She is survived by a son, James L. Payne, Kansas City; a sister, Della D. Johnson, Carthage; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Ulmer Funeral Home. The Rev. Bill Sutter will officiate. Burial will be in Park Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.

James Harmon

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. - James E. Harmon, 67, Rogers, Ark., died Sunday, Jan. 19, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital, Rogers, after a sudden illness. He was the son of James O. Harmon, Baxter Springs.

Mr. Harmon was born July 12, 1929, at Girard. He was involved in law enforcement most of his life. He had been a dispatcher for the Pittsburg Police Department. He worked for the FBI before he joined the Treasury Department in 1955. He worked as a special agent in charge of several states and became a regional director in 1968. He did two tours of duty at the Washington, D.C., Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. He retired in 1979.

He later started a Brangus breeding operation, followed by an Angus breeding program at Piney Creek Angus Ranch near Rogers. He was a member of the International Brangus Breeders Association and the American Angus Association.

He was a member of the American Peace Officers Association. He received service recognition from the Mexican commandant of the Federal Police for assistance in ATF law enforcement from 1976 to 1979. He was a veteran of the Air Force and served in the Air Police and the Office of Special Investigations.

Additional survivors include his wife, Barbara Blanco Harmon; two sons, Dr. Steven K. Harmon, New Bern, N.C., and Michael J. Harmon, Rockwall, Texas; two daughters, Deborah L. Harmon, Rogers, and Cynthia A. Harmon, St. Petersburg, Fla.; a sister, Jane Millicent Price, Joplin, Mo.; a brother, Larry Harmon, The Colony, Texas; and two granddaughters.

The body will be cremated.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. today at First Christian Church, Baxter Springs.

Arrangements are under the direction of Burns Funeral Home, Rogers.

Robert Ryon

RIVERTON, Kan. - Robert Leon Ryon, 52, Riverton, died at 2:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., after a long illness.

Mr. Ryon was born March 12, 1944, in Baxter Springs. He was a lifetime Riverton area resident. He retired on Dec. 19, 1994, as a maintenance worker for The Empire District Electric Co. He was a Navy veteran. He was a member of Iron Gates Christian Church, Joplin, and Galena Masonic Lodge.

He married Donna Hayward on April 8, 1966, in Joplin. She survives.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Debbie Rawlins, Lowell; a brother, Richard Ryon, Lowell; two sisters, Florence Martin, Galena, and Betty Williams, Joplin; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Derfelt's Baxter Chapel, Baxter Springs. The Rev. Hubert Hinton will officiate. Burial will be in Hill Crest Cemetery, Galena.

Pallbearers will be John North, Wade Palone, Mike Myers, Tim Smith, Carl Morgan and Albert Melton.

The Northeast Oklahoma Veterans Funeral Detail will perform burial rites at graveside.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Norma Hall

COMMERCE, Okla. - Services for Norma Sue Hall, 60, 300 N. Maple St., who died Sunday, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher.

The Rev. Mark Linn and The Rev. Ralph Reddout will officiate.

Burial will be in GAR Cemetery in Miami.

Pallbearers will be Tom Gilbert, James Hall, George Montgomery, Harold Allen, Shawn Allgood and Jerry Allgood.

Opal Utsler

WELCH, Okla. - Opal L. Utsler, 74, Welch route 2, died at 5:40 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, at her home after a long illness.

Mrs. Utsler was born Jan. 28, 1922, in Miami, and was a lifelong resident of the area. She was an operator with Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. for 30 years. She was graduated in 1940 from Miami High School. She was a member of the Bell Telephone Pioneers, Rebekah Lodge of Miami and Mound Valley Baptist Church. She married Charles Utsler Sr. on Jan. 28, 1940, in Miami. He survives.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Phillis Jane Hughes, Welch; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are pending with Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami.

Cecil Woods

Cecil L. Woods, 92, 2311 Iron Gates Road, died at 7:50 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center after several years of ill health.

Mr. Woods was born July 8, 1904, at Mount Vernon. He lived in Joplin most of his life. He worked for the former Purkett Manufacturing Co. in Joplin for several years and also had worked as a dairy farmer and a miner. He retired in 1969.

He was a member of Iron Gates Christian Church, where he had served as an elder, deacon and Sunday school teacher. He was a former member of the Oklahoma National Guard.

He married Mamie Marie Duncan on Dec. 24, 1927, in Joplin. She died Sept. 7, 1996.

Survivors include four sons, Lawrence Woods and Paul Woods, both of Joplin, Donald Woods, Kansas City, and Charles Woods, Demotte, Ind.; three daughters, Georgia Harmon, Joplin, Betty Terry, Duenweg, and Patty Turley, Panama City, Fla.; a sister, Olive Bennett, Tulsa, Okla.; 24 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary. Ron McMillan and Hubert Hinten, ministers, will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery.

Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary.

The family will be at the home of a daughter, Georgia Harmon, 3404 W. 24th St.

Contributions may be made to Iron Gates Christian Church.

Oda Brinker

CARTHAGE, Mo. - Oda M. Brinker, 96, Carthage, died at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at a local nursing home after a long illness.

Mrs. Brinker was born Jan. 26, 1900, at Newtonia. She moved in 1920 to Carthage. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Carthage.

She married Clyde Brinker on June 18, 1921, in Carthage. He died Oct. 7, 1995.

Surviving are a son, Clyde Brinker Jr., Minneapolis, Minn.; a daughter, Willetta Wofford, Golden Valley, Minn.; two sisters, Beatrice Howell and Easie Wright, both of Carthage; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Knell Mortuary, Carthage. The Rev. Ray Crews will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery at Carthage.

Everette Easley

EAGLE ROCK, Mo. - Everette Morse Easley, 84, Rogers, Ark., formerly of Eagle Rock, died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, in a Rogers nursing home after a long illness.

Mr. Easley was born Sept. 11, 1912, at Eagle Rock. He was educated at Victor School, near Eagle Rock. He was a cattle rancher. He was active in the Mano community, where he had served as Democratic chairperson. He had lived in Rogers for the past 13 years.

He married Lucille B. Brock on Jan. 23, 1932, at Galena, Mo. She died Dec. 26, 1982.

Surviving are a daughter, Sue Hutton, Rogers; a brother, Henry Easley, Claremore, Okla.; a sister, Minnie Williamson, Cassville; two grandchildren;and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 9 a.m. Friday at Horner Cemetery, Cassville. The Rev. Jeff Hutton will officiate.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Friends may call after noon today.

Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, in care of the funeral home.

Ruby Evans

CARTHAGE, Mo. - Ruby C. Evans, 67, Cushing, Okla., a native of Carthage, died at 2:08 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, 1997, at McCune-Brooks Hospital after suffering a heart attack.

Mrs. Evans was born April 4, 1929, at Carthage. She moved in 1947 to Tulsa, Okla. She was graduated from Central High School at Tulsa. She was a member of Cushing United Methodist Church.

She married J. Paul Evans on Feb. 4, 1949, at Tulsa. He survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Emmett Evans, Branson, Ernest Evans, San Antonio, Texas, John Evans, Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Tom Evans, Midland, Texas; two brothers, Everett Treat, Catoosa, Okla., and Larry Treat, Tulsa; three sisters, Bonnie Jackson and Ralphetta Dill, both of Tulsa, and Judy Tidwell, Medford, Okla.; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services were conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Butler-Stumpff Mortuary at Tulsa. Burial was in Floral Haven Cemetery at Broken Arrow, Okla.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Knell Mortuary at Carthage.

Morse McConnaughey

NEVADA, Mo. - Morse Wilmot McConnaughey, 68, Nevada, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, at his home of an apparent suicide.

Mr. McConnaughey was born July 25, 1928, at Richards. He lived in the Nevada area most of his life. He worked for the City of Nevada as superintendent of the Waste Water Treatment Plant for 35 years. He retired in 1982.

He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and Elks Lodge No. 564 of Nevada.

He married Mary Jane Estes on April 29, 1950, in Nevada. She survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Terry McConnaughey, Butler; a daughter, Marsha Ann Urner, St. Louis; a brother, Eugene McConnaughey, El Dorado Springs; two sisters, Virginia Moberly, Nevada, and Dorothy Pettibon, Deerfield; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Ferry Funeral Home. The Rev. Greg Ferree will officiate. Burial will be in Newton Burial Park, Nevada.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Roy White

NEOSHO, Mo. - Roy E. White, 82, 804 Freeman Road, died at 10:42 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, at Freeman Neosho Hospital after a three-year illness.

Mr. White was born Feb. 11, 1914, at Newtonia. He was a lifelong Neosho resident. He was employed several years at Rocketdyne, Neosho. He was director of maintenance with the Neosho R-5 School District and retired after 12 years.He was a volunteer devotional leader at Neosho Senior Center for 30 years.

He was a member of Northside Baptist Church, Neosho.

He married Cordelia Hale on June 13, 1934. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Karen Cotton, Neosho, and Susan Showalter, Houston, Texas; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Gibson Cemetery, Neosho. The Rev. Tom Casady and the Rev. Terry Swagerty will officiate.

The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. Friday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.

Pallbearers will be Brent Cotton, Jeff Cotton, Mikell Cotton, Casey Cotton and Rick Lake.

Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation, in care of the funeral home.

Helen Carns

McCUNE, Kan. - Helen E. Carns, 94, McCune, died at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after an illness.

Miss Carns was born June 1, 1902, at McCune. She lived in the same house in which she was born in McCune until she moved to a nursing home in Columbus, Kan., on Dec. 12, 1996. She attended school in McCune.

She was a member of United Methodist Church, McCune, and the United Methodist Womans Club, McCune.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at McCune Cemetery, with the Rev. Kelley Zellner officiating.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Murdock Funeral Home, McCune.

Contributions may be made to United Methodist Church, McCune, in care of the funeral home.

Nellie Augat

GROVE, Okla. - Nellie O. Augat, 82, Grove, died at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, at a home in Kenwood after a long illness.

Mrs. Augat was born June 11, 1914, at Steamboat Springs, Colo. She was a homemaker and a member of Hickory Grove Church, Grove.

She married Gus Augat on Nov. 6, 1986, at Las Vegas, Nev. He survives.

Additional survivors include two brothers, Paul H. Edmondson, Ontario, Calif., and George Edmondson, Chino, Calif.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Belfast Cemetery, near Neosho, Mo. Mark Edmondson, pastor, will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove.

Jimmie Crippen

MIAMI, Okla. - Services for Jimmie Lee Crippen, 67, 222 G St. N.W., who died Thursday, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.

The Rev. Gerald Baser will officiate. Burial will be in Fields Cemetery, east of Grove.

Military graveside services will be conducted by the Northeast Oklahoma Veterans Funeral Detail.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lorene Ingram

COMMERCE, Okla. - Lorene B. Rader Ingram, 78, 1211 E. D St., died at 3:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., after a long illness.

Mrs. Ingram was born Nov. 20, 1918, in Miami. She was a lifetime resident of the Miami and Commerce communities. She was a retired cook and a member of North Miami Baptist Church.

Her husband, Eppy Ingram, died in 1989.

Survivors include three sons, William Babbitt, Commerce, Virgil Babbitt, Liberty, Mo., and Clinton Babbitt, Wright City, Mo.; two daughters, Clara Hail and Emmalene Cindrity, both of Joplin; a brother, Raymond Rader, North Miami; a sister, Earline McGhee, North Miami; 17 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Jim Thomas Funeral Home, Commerce. The Rev. David McCord will officiate. Burial will be in GAR Cemetery, Miami.

Pallbearers will be Sean Babbitt, Michael Propst, Phillip Hail and Bryan Babbitt.

Lois Nowlin

MIAMI, Okla. - Lois W. ``Sissy'' Nowlin, 71, 2231 Willow Lane, died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, at the home of her sister in Lebanon, Mo., after a long illness.

Mrs. Nowlin was born Oct. 26, 1925, at Wyandotte. She lived in the Miami area all her life. She was a homemaker, waitress and secretary. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Miami.

Survivors include two sisters, Nadine Captain, Miami, and Sue Lamont, Lebanon, Mo.; three half brothers, Carl Greenfeather, Wyandotte, A.J. Greenfeather, address unavailable, and Roy Greenfeather, state of Washington; and two half sisters, Emma Donaldson, state of South Dakota, and Marie Beasley, Shawnee, Okla.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher. The Rev. W.D. Hollandsworth and the Rev. Don Greenfeather will officiate. Burial will be in GAR Cemetery.

Indian graveside services will be conducted by Charles Dawes.

Pallbearers will be Buddy Hollandsworth, John Stand, Jimmie Greenfeather, Greg Rendel, Carl Greenfeather and Lonnie Greenfeather.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher.

Rebecca Scroggins

JAY, Okla. - Rebecca M. Scroggins, 35, Jay, died at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, at Gravette Medical Center, Gravette, Ark., after a sudden illness.

Mrs. Scroggins was born June 7, 1961, at Stella, Mo. She lived all her life in the Grove, Jay and Little, Kan., areas. She attended schools in Jay and Grove. She was a homemaker and a member of Free Holiness Church, near Twin Oaks.

Survivors include her father, Alvin Dean Richardson, Springfield, Mo.; a brother, Rusty Johnson, Southwest City, Mo.; maternal grandmother, Ruth Compton, Anderson, Mo.; and paternal grandmother, Ruby Duben, Springfield.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove. Travis Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Polson Cemetery, near Southwest City.

The family will receive friends at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Iona Trask

MIAMI, Okla. - Iona Belle Trask, 82, 1100 Pine Place, died at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at a nursing home in Miami after a long illness.

Mrs. Trask was born Dec. 3, 1914, in Miami. She was a lifetime resident and a homemaker. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, Miami.

She married Zelmer B. Trask on Sept. 27, 1930, at Columbus, Kan. He died Feb. 1, 1966.

Survivors include two daughters, Loretta Potts, Eufaula, and Bobbi Crow, Miami; three sons, Claude Trask, Grove, Rod Trask, Arlington, Texas, and Jack Trask, Miami; a brother, Claude Hicks Jr., Miami; 15 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Baptist Church. The Rev. Clyde Stilley will officiate. Burial will be in GAR Cemetery, Miami.

Grandsons serving as pallbearers will be Slugger Trask, Skipper Trask, Zach Trask, Terry Crow, Steve Crow, Don Trask, Russell Trask and Rick Potts.

The family will be at the home of a son, Jack Trask, 1128 D St. N.E., Miami.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami.

Contributions may be made to the Immanuel Baptist Church building fund.

Opal Utsler

WELCH, Okla. - Services for Opal L. Utsler, 74, Welch route 2, who died Tuesday, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami.

The Rev. Harold Neal will officiate. Burial will be in Williams Timberhill Cemetery, east of Welch.

Pallbearers will be Chris Utsler, J.R. Ramsey, Cris Mitchell, Harold Hickham, Fred Payton and Dennis Goins.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to St. John's Hospice at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo.

Nellie Webber

MIAMI, Okla. - Nellie Poplin Webber, 94, 416 Coyne Ave., died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at a nursing home in Quapaw after a long illness.

Mrs. Webber was born March 29, 1902, in Adair, Indian Territory. She moved to the Miami area in 1970 from Tulsa. She was a homemaker and had worked for Marylus in Tulsa for 10 years.

She was a member of the Presbyterian church and was a lifetime member of the Order of Eastern Star at Adair and the White Shrine at Muskogee.

She married Cordell Webber on Jan. 22, 1922, at Adair. He died in January 1959.

Survivors include two daughters, Beatrice Warren, Miami, and Leatrice Slankard, Tulsa; a son, Donald Webber, Miami; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Adair (Okla.) Cemetery. Terry Warren will officiate.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Opal Wooldridge

dies at age 101

GROVE, Okla. - Opal Wooldridge, 101, Grove, died at 11 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, at Grove General Hospital after a long illness.

Mrs. Wooldridge was born Feb. 7, 1895, at Yantis, Texas. She was a lifelong resident of Dallas, Texas, until she moved to Grove several months ago. She was a member of Owenwood United Methodist Church, Dallas, and a charter member of the Dallas Navy Mother's Club.

She married Geoffrey H. Wooldridge on Dec. 15, 1915. He died March 12, 1980.

Survivors include a son, Bryce Wooldridge, Grove; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Grove Hill Cemetery, Dallas. The Rev. Charles A. Neal Jr. will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove.


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