Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Betty Anderson
Betty Lou Anderson, 68, Orlando, Fla., a former Joplin resident, died Friday, Aug. 9, 1996, at Horizon Rehabilitation Center, Kissimmee, Fla., after a short illness. Mrs. Anderson was born April 9, 1928, in Joplin. She had lived in Wichita, Kan., before she moved to Florida. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, John Anderson, Denver, Colo., and Ron Anderson, Orlando; a daughter, Susan Case, Orlando; three brothers, Roy Stribling, Valley Center, Kan., Ray Stribling, Kansas City, and Robert O'Dell, Joplin; two sisters, Frances Coates, San Diego, Calif., and Dorothy Zumwalt, Independence; and five grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Resthaven Mortuary Chapel, Wichita. Burial will be in Resthaven Garden of Memory Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.

James Ellison Sr.
James Wesley Ellison Sr., 64, Salem, Ore., a former Joplin resident, died at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 1996, at Salem (Ore.) Hospital after a long illness. Mr. Ellison was born Jan. 29, 1932, at Lubbock, Texas. He retired from the Marine Corps in 1970 after 23 years of service. He served two tours in Korea and three in Vietnam. He also served as a Marine recruiter in Joplin for four years. He received numerous awards and citations. He married Sue Shaw on Nov. 29, 1962, at Suitland, Md. She survives. Additional survivors include two sons, James ``Wesley'' Ellison Jr. and Scott Fitzgerald Ellison, both of Salem, Ore.; a brother, Ray Ellison, Midland, Texas; a sister, Earlene Carter, Laurel, Miss.; and three grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Galena, Kan. The Rev. Charles Middleton and the Rev. Daniel Mulvihill will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Northeast Oklahoma Veteran's Funeral Detail. Pallbearers will be Patrick Best, John Ross Davis, Steven Davis, Rick Best, Ryan Shaw and Kyle Anderson. Arrangements are under the direction of Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena. The family will be at the home of June Shaw, 1021 E. Sixth St., Galena.

Troy Horine
Troy E. Horine, 25, 2001 Texas Ave., died at 11:35 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 1996, at his home after a six-month illness. Mr. Horine was born Sept. 3, 1970, in Joplin. He was graduated in 1988 from Lamar High School. He moved to the Joplin area from Lamar and owned and operated Babe's Drive-In at Seventh Street and Maiden Lane in Joplin. He attended Christ Community United Methodist Church, Joplin. He married Stacey Gilstrap on Jan. 23, 1989, at Lamar. She survives. Additional survivors include a daughter, Tera Horine, of the home; his father, Jack Horine, Joplin; his mother, Lana Robertson, Lamar; two brothers, Brandon Horine, Joplin, and Rocky Eagon, Lamar; three sisters, Britney Horine, Joplin, Kim McDaniel, Victoria, Texas, and Tana Eagon, Lamar; and maternal stepgrandparents, Eugene and Alice Robertson, Lamar. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City. The Rev. Chris Sloan will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the hospice organization at St. John's Regional Medical Center.

Peggy Stravolo
Graveside services for Marguerite ``Peggy'' Stravolo, 83, 1805 W. 32nd St., who died Saturday, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Phil Erwin will officiate. Pallbearers will be Rick Whited, Bob Cooper, Dean Whited, Harold Smith and Steven Couch. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary. Survivors include a brother, Jack L. Whited, Joplin; and a sister, Ilav Schumaker, Fresno, Calif.

Albert Sulzner
Memorial services for Albert F. Sulzner, 80, Joplin, who died Friday, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Park Plaza Christian Church. Philip Hays and Ralph Erwin, ministers, will officiate. The body was given for medical research at the University of Kansas Medical School, Kansas City, Kan. Contributions may be made to Park Plaza Christian Church or New Hope Hospice of Joplin. Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.

Golda Wilson
Golda Wilson, 90, 616 Hill St., died at 11:05 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 1996, at a Joplin nursing home after a long illness. Mrs. Hill was born Dec. 28, 1905, at Galena, Kan. She was a lifetime Joplin area resident. She was graduated from Joplin High School. She was a secretary for The Empire District Electric Co. and at the Jasper County Juvenile Office for 20 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Joplin, Business and Professional Women's Club, and Order of Eastern Star, Ruth Chapter No. 177. She married Eldo R. Wilson on Oct. 25, 1924, in Joplin. He died May 6, 1972. Survivors include a son, Roland ``Ron'' H. Wilson, Joplin; a daughter, Donna Jean Hamros, Bloomington, Ind.; a brother, Junior Johnson, Topeka, Kan.; two sisters, Corine Holmgren and Mildred Breeden, both of Joplin; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Duane Trimble will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Mason-Woodard Mortuary. Contributions may be made to Order of Eastern Star, Ruth Chapter No. 177, in care of the mortuary.

Marcella Wood
Marcella Mae Hybke Wood, 85, 2202 Virginia Ave., died at 4:15 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center after an illness since November 1995. Mrs. Wood was born June 28, 1911, at Mindenmines. She moved to Joplin in 1941 and was a lifetime area resident. She was a sales clerk for F.W. Woolworth at Pittsburg, Kan. and Joplin for 27 years and worked at May's Drug in Joplin for four years. She was a Roman Catholic. She married Clyde Spencer Wood on April 15, 1941, in Joplin. He died June 23, 1979. Survivors include a sister, Mary Clements, Barstow, Calif. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Mortuary. The Rev. Benedict Harter will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Merle Cox
ROCKY COMFORT, Mo. Merle C. Cox, 72, Rocky Comfort route 1, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 1996, at South Barry County Hospital, Cassville, after a long illness. Mr. Cox was born March 5, 1924, at Carson, Iowa. He had lived since 1969 in rural Rocky Comfort, where he moved from Iowa. He was a laborer and had worked at American Beef in Iowa, Pierce City Casket Co., Southwest Manufacturing Co., Aurora, and Murray Guard at Joplin. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Wheaton, and a Christian church in Iowa. He married Geraldine Mapes on Feb. 3, 1943, at Fairview. She survives. Also surviving are a son, Kevin Cox, Rocky Comfort; a daughter, Karen Wells, Wheaton; a brother, William ``Bill'' Cox, Warsaw, Ind.; five half brothers, Richard ``Dick'' Ellison, Grove, Okla., Robert ``Bob'' Ellison, Cassville, Wayne ``Red'' Ellison and Emery Ellison, both of Rocky Comfort, and Kenneth Ellison, Stark City; a sister, Margaret Huston, Stella; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wheaton Funeral Home. The Rev. Gene Robinson, Richard Anderson, minister, and the Rev. Dale Keel will officiate. Pallbearers will be a grandson, nephews and a son-in-law. Friends may call after noon today at Wheaton Funeral Home, where visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m.

Bert Daugherty
NEOSHO, Mo. Bert F. Daugherty, 90, 114 W. Brook St., died at 12:20 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after an illness of two years. Mr. Daugherty was born Sept. 8, 1905, at Exeter. He moved to Neosho in 1926. He was a building contractor and retired in 1976. He married Hazel L. Caldwell on Aug. 19, 1928, in Neosho. She died May 6, 1996. Survivors include a son, Jack L. Daugherty, Fayetteville, Ark.; three daughters, Ila Jean Hoover, Mary Ruth Daugherty and Marjorie Carnes, all of Neosho; a brother, Albert ``Buck'' Daugherty, Neosho; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at IOOF Cemetery, Neosho. The Rev. Buel Buzzard will officiate. The body will lie in state Tuesday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Contributions may be made to the Newton County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home.

Robert Isbell
MONETT, Mo. Robert ``Mouse'' Isbell, 40, Monett, died at 9:55 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 1996, at Cox-Monett Hospital after a sudden illness. The death is being investigated by the Monett Police Department and Barry County Coroner Skip White. Mr. Isbell was born Dec. 31, 1955, in Monett and was a lifetime area resident. He was employed at Quality Manufacturing Co. in Monett. He was a Baptist. Survivors include a son, Jason Isbell, Washburn; a daughter, Kimberly Duncan, Pierce City; his mother, Florence Isbell, Monett; two brothers, James Isbell and Gerald Isbell, both of Monett; two sisters, Betty Terry, Purdy, and Sandy Alford, Monett; and one grandchild. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Monett IOOF Cemetery. The Rev. Charles Canady will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, in care of the funeral home.

Rick Lamb
CARTHAGE, Mo. Charles Richard ``Rick'' Lamb Jr., 41, Carthage route 5, died at 7:40 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin after a long illness. Mr. Lamb was born Oct. 30, 1954, in Newton County. He lived in the Joplin area most of his life. He had been a cook at several restaurants in the Joplin area. He was a Lutheran. Survivors include his stepmother, Florence Lamb, Camdenton; two sisters, Donna Griffitt, Joplin, and Linda Mullins, Roseburg, Ore.; two half brothers, John Hylton and Jimmy Hylton, both of Joplin; two half sisters, Betty Watkins, Collins, and Barbara Olson, Diamond; and two stepbrothers, Everett Hylton, Joplin, and David Marbut, Galena, Kan. The body will be cremated. Memorial services are pending with Parker Mortuary.

Agnes Maca
NEOSHO, Mo. Agnes K. Maca, 95, Kansas City, a former Neosho resident, died at 8:15 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 1996, at Vecor Hospital, Kansas City, after a long illness. Mrs. Maca was born Jan. 19, 1901, at Wilber, Neb. She moved to Neosho in 1961 from Kansas City and returned to Kansas City in 1993. She worked for Union Pacific railroad in the mail and baggage department for 10 years. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. Survivors include a daughter, Evelyn Spangler, Kansas City; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. The body will lie in state from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Zajicek Funeral Home, Wilber, Neb. The Rev. Paul Quackenbush will officiate. Burial will be in Wilber-Czeck Cemetery, Wilber. The family will receive friends at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home in Wilber.

Helen Simpson
MILLER, Mo. Helen Erma Simpson, 87, Miller, died at 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 1996, at a Lockwood nursing home after a long illness. Mrs. Simpson was born July 12, 1909 in the Red Oak community, west of Miller. She had lived in the Miller area for the past 43 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Miller United Methodist Church. She married Roy Simpson on Aug. 20, 1932, in Carthage. He died Feb. 2, 1982. Survivors include two daughters, Norma Click, Kansas City, and Sue Cochran, Lockwood; a brother, Ralph Carter, Miller; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home, Miller. The Rev. J.K. Wright will officiate. Burial will be at Round Grove Cemetery, northwest of Miller. Friends may call after 9 a.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today. Contributions may be made to Miller United Methodist Church, in care of the funeral home.

Orville Watkins
AURORA, Mo. Orville Watkins, 55, Aurora, died at 7:10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 1996, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a long illness. Mr. Watkins was born Jan. 26, 1941, in Aurora. He owned and operated Watkins Electric Co. in Aurora. He was a member of Wilson Avenue Baptist Church, Aurora, Aurora Lions Club, Aurora Chamber of Commerce, United Commercial Travelers of America, and the Aurora Basshounds. He served four years on the Aurora School Board. He was a Navy veteran. He married Kathleen Robbins on Aug. 26, 1967 in Aurora. She survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Teresa McRoberts, Springfield, and Ashley Watkins, of the home; his parents, Ernest and Bessie Watkins, Aurora; and a sister, Marie Lovett, Collinsville, Okla. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, Aurora. Burial will be in Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Jack Hendren
GROVE, Okla. Jack B. Hendren, 76, Grove, died at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 1996, at Grove General Hospital after a long illness. Mr. Hendren was born Nov. 11, 1919, at Grove. He owned and operated the former Otasco hardware store for 24 years. He retired in 1983. He also owned a farm east of Grove, where he raised cattle. He was the Delaware County Election Board chairman for 29 years until 1995. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a charter member of Carr Baptist Church, east of Grove. He married Wanda Youngs on Dec. 30, 1944, at Grove. She survives. Also surviving are a son, Kent Hendren, Grove; two daughters, Cheryl Marshall-Smith, Grove, and Karen McCord, Bluejacket; two sisters, Fern Schuler, Tulsa, and Byrda Fields, Grove; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove. Ed McFall, pastor, and the Rev. John E. Butler will officiate. Burial will be in Wann Cemetery, east of Grove and a mile west of Southwest City, Mo.

Henrietta McCollum
MIAMI, Okla., Henrietta W. McCollum, 85, 401 Fourth Ave. N.W., died at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. Mrs. McCollum was born Jan. 7, 1911, at Joplin. She moved to Miami in 1946 from Waynoka. She was a homemaker. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Miami, and PEO Sisterhood. She married Dr. Glen W. McCollum on Dec. 21, 1933, at Kansas City, Mo. He survives. Additional survivors include a son, Roger L. McCollum, Poway, Calif.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Arrangements are pending with Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami, Okla.

Bill Zimmerman
MIAMI, Okla. W.L. ``Bill'' Zimmerman, 82, 826 J St. N.W., died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 1996, at his home after a long illness. Mr. Zimmerman was born July 10, 1914, in Miami, where he was a lifelong resident. He attended John Brown University, Siloam Springs, Ark. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He retired in 1976 as a printer for the Miami News Record. He had also worked as a printer at what is now Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Miami. He married Pauline Blevins on Nov. 25, 1936, at Miami. She died Jan. 14, 1994. Surviving are a daughter, Rozanne Reynolds, Muskogee; a son, Raymond Zimmerman, Miami; two sisters, Norma Lyles, Pine Bluff, Ark., and Erma Braswell, Denver, Colo.; six granddaughters; and 10 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are pending with Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.


 

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