Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Florence Barton 

Florence Karoline Lenger Barton, 80, 1607 Connor Ave., died at 11:55 p.m. Sunday at a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Barton was born Nov. 18, 1915, in Joplin and was a lifetime resident. She was a 1933 graduate of Joplin High School. She was an operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone for 40 years, retiring in 1976. 

She was a member of Telephone Pioneers of America and was past president of the Life Members Club. She was a member of Byers Avenue United Methodist Church, Tri-M Sunday School Class, and was a past president of United Methodist Women. 

She was a life member of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, serving as chapter regent from 1976 to 1980, Southwest Missouri district director from 1980 to 1983, Missouri state registrar from 1982 to 1984, state chairman of the honor roll committee from 1984 to 1986, and state chairman of constitution week from 1989 to 1991. 

She married Ray P. Barton on June 25, 1939, in Joplin. He died Oct. 4, 1983. 

Survivors include a sister, Dora Hebner, 1615 Connor Ave.; and a brother, Fred C. Lenger, San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. John Roeder will officiate. 

The casket will be closed at all times. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary. 

Contributions may be made to New Hope Hospice, Joplin. 

Pansy Cook 

Pansy R. Harris Cook, 87, 1402 E. Fourth St., died at 7:15 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center after a long illness. 

Mrs. Cook was born Oct. 8, 1908, in Joplin. She was a longtime Joplin area resident. She was a 1927 graduate of Carterville (Mo.) High School. She and her husband owned and operated grocery stores in Joplin and Fairview until 1969. She also worked at Ramsey's Department Store in Joplin until its closing. 

She was a member of Harmony Heights Baptist Church, Joplin, and the church choir. She was a founder and first president of the Young Matrons Club of Joplin. 

She married Harry C. Cook on Aug. 31, 1929, in Joplin. He survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Alan E. Cook, Amesbury, Mass.; two granddaughters; one step-granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary. The Rev. Charles Burnett and the Rev. Fred Doerge will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. 

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

Farrell Johnson 

Farrell C. Johnson, 77, Joplin, formerly of Grove, Okla., died at 4 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 1996, at the home of a friend, M.L. Sefus, and a sister, Ellen Bartlett, after a long illness. 

Mr. Johnson was born March 2, 1919, in Ellis, Kan. He attended Pueblo, Colo., public schools. 

He married Nellie Mae McEldowny on April 12, 1947, in Columbus, Kan.. She died June 6, 1987. 

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He later worked in the mines in Joplin, and he was a diesel mechanic for 50 years. He worked for E.A. Martin Machinery for 20 years. For the last 10 years, he worked for the Delaware County Road District No. 1, Grove. 

He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Grove, and American Legion Post No. 124, Afton, Okla., of which he was a past commander. 

Additional survivors include another sister, Niece Warren, Joplin; and a brother, Jack D. Johnson, Pueblo. 

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Olympus Cemetery, Grove, with the Rev. Ray Melugin officiating. 

Military rites will be conducted by the Grove Veterans Ritual Team. 

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

Contributions may be made to Children's Miracle Network, in care of Freeman Health Systems. 

Mariana Kelly 

Mariana Stephens Kelly, 76, 2541 E. Markwardt St., died at 7:10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at Freeman Hospital West after an illness. 

Mrs. Kelly was born Jan. 17, 1920, at Joplin. She was a lifetime Joplin resident and graduated from Joplin High School. She attended the University of Arkansas. She was employed by Rolla Stephens Realtor from 1945 to 1975. 

She attended the First Community Church. She was a former member of the Joplin Women's Club. 

She married Clifford Kelly on Jan. 31, 1940, at Carthage. He survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Stephen R. Kelly, Jacksonville, Fla.; a daughter, Patricia Ann Edwards, Blytheville, Ark.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City. The Rev. Wayne VanGundy will officiate. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary, Joplin. 

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

Bonnie Nelson 

Bonnie Horton Nelson, 63, Ash Flat, Ark., died Sunday, Aug. 18, 1996, at Eastern Ozark Medical Health Systems Inc., Cherokee Village, Ark., from injuries received in a two-vehicle accident at 12:18 p.m. Sunday in Ash Flat. She was the mother of Jimmie Dirk Nelson, Joplin. 

Mrs. Nelson was born Nov. 29, 1932, in Ash Flat. She had been a secretary for the Derby (Kan.) public schools. She was a member of Agnos (Ark.) Church of Christ.

She married Ronald Paul Nelson on May 7, 1954, at Wichita, Kan. He survives. 

Additional survivors include another son, Ronald Douglas Nelson, Kansas City; a daughter, Carol Hernandez, Wichita; five brothers, Jimmie Horton, Agnos, Bill Horton and Glenn Horton, both of Ash Flat, Clyde Horton, East Wenatchee, Wash., and Denny Horton, Monitor, Wash.; two sisters, Marie Shales and Joyce Mooney, both of East Wenatchee; and three grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Agnos Church of Christ. Kevin Bullard, Jack Richardson and Leo Rainey will officiate. Burial will be in Wiles Cemetery, Ash Flat. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Tri-County Cherokee Chapel Funeral Home, Hardy, Ark. 

Elsie VaLeu

Elsie Bertha Dorothea Littich VaLeu, 98, Joplin, died at 7:40 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 1996, at her home after a long illness. 

Mrs. VaLeu was born Jan. 30, 1898, at Sunset Hill, Quincy, Ill. She and her husband were active in farming in New Canton, Kellerville and Mendon, Ill., and they managed grocery stores in Quincy, Ill. She was a member of the Church of God (Independent Holiness), Quincy. 

She married George W. VaLeu on March 3, 1919. He died May 15, 1973. 

Survivors include three daughters, Iola Korves and Mary Ann Womack, both of Joplin, and Betty Cordtz, Colorado Springs, Colo.; 20 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and 26 great-great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hunter Funeral Home, Mendon, Ill. Douglas W. Houdyshell, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, Ill. 

Pallbearers will be Jerry Houdyshell, Josh Houdyshell, Vernon VaLeu, Paul VaLeu, Ron VaLeu, Brent VaLeu, John Frese, Mike Shinn, Pat Shinn, Sam Shinn, Tim Shinn and John Womack.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 

Frank Borders 

AURORA, Mo. Frank Borders, 86, Aurora, died at 3:35 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, 1996, at his home after a long illness. Mr. Borders was born April 1, 1910, in Mansfield. He was a retired school teacher. He was a member of the Aurora United Methodist Church. 

He married Florence Weatherman on May 18, 1941. She died Feb. 17, 1983. 

Survivors include a son, Albert Borders, San Francisco, Calif.; a daughter, Carolyn Jones, Aurora; and two grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Aurora United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Harold Gold officiating. Burial will be in Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, Aurora. 

Carl Collingsworth 

SOUTHWEST CITY, Mo. Carl Dewey Collingsworth, 73, Southwest City route 1, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 1996, at the Gravette (Ark.) Medical Center after a long illness.

Mr. Collingsworth was born Aug. 7, 1923, in Southwest City. He was a lifetime area resident. He was a graduate of the Southern School of Optometry at Memphis, Tenn. He practiced optometry in Southwest City for 46 years. 

He served on the board of directors of the Cornerstone Bank in Southwest City. He formerly served on the board of directors at the Gravette (Ark.) Medical Center, Southwest City Industrial Development Committee, and as president of the McDonald County R-1 School Board. 

He was a member of American Legion Post No. 553 in Southwest City, Southwest City Commercial Club, Missouri Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. He was past president and a member of the Southwest Missouri Optometric Society. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He married Mona Lee Morris on Jan. 7, 1951, in Southwest City. She survives. 

Additional survivors include three sons, Tom Collingsworth, Enid, Okla., Jim Collingsworth, Tulsa, Okla., and David Collingsworth, Southwest City; two daughters, Lynn Coleman, Fort Smith, Ark., and Janet Francisco, Tulsa; two brothers, Harold Collingsworth, Broomfield, Colo., and Bill Collingsworth, Tulsa; and six grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Southwest City. The Rev. Bob Howard will officiate. Burial will be in Southwest City Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Darrell Spillers, Jim Allen Edmondson, Marion Weston, Paul Dunnaway, Wayne Holly and Bill Ralston. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Ozark Funeral Home, Southwest City. 

Contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church in Southwest City or to the Gravette (Ark.) Medical Center, in care of the funeral home.

Lloyd Day 

EXETER, Mo. Lloyd S. Day, 68, Exeter, died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at his home after a long illness.

Mr. Day was born Jan. 18, 1928, at Stella. He was a lifelong resident of Barry County. He attended schools at Star Hollow and Union Valley. He was a graduate of Exeter High School. He worked several years for the Standard Register, Fayetteville, Ark. 

He attended the Exeter Assembly of God. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II. 

He married Loretta A. Goldsborough on July 8, 1954, at Exeter. She survives. 

Additional survivors include three sons, Leonard Day, Cassville, DeWayne Day, Exeter, and Bruce Day, Washburn; four daughters, Linda Wyatt, Mount Vernon, Jeanette Winchester, Jay, Okla., Sandy Schreiner, Jenkins, and Lisa Munday, Exeter; three brothers, Edmund Day, Exeter, Raymond Day, Eldorado, Kan., and Ronald Day, Purdy; two sisters, Pauline Cooper, Wheaton, and Geraldine Farris, Rogers, Ark.; and 14 grandchildren. 

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. The Rev. Hugh Higgs and the Rev. Jack Austin will officiate. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter. Pallbearers will be Tony Wyatt, Tony Wyatt Jr., T.J. Winchester, Edgar Schreiner II, Billy Jack Munday and Loy Bowen. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Zella Drake 

NEOSHO, Mo. Zella Doris Drake, 95, 330 S. Wood St., Neosho, died at 1:40 Monday, Aug. 19, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Drake was born June 3, 1901, in Newton County. She was a lifelong resident of the county. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the New Salem Baptist Church, Neosho. She married Harold Drake on Dec. 25, 1922, in Newton County. He died in November 1955. 

Survivors include five daughters, Audrey Ferguson and Reba Ferguson, both of Neosho; Delpha Merriman, Seneca, Vivian Camerer, Goldendale, Wash., and Charlotte Philliber, Renton, Wash.; a son, Gerald E. Drake, Kanab, Utah; a sister, Ada McCloud, Neosho; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the New Salem Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jack Sanders officiating. Burial will be in the New Salem Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jim Davis, Johnny Ray Merriman, Gary Merriman, Raymon Merriman, Brian Merriman and Ronnie Ferguson. 

Friends may call until 8 p.m. today at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. Friends may call until 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, when the casket will be closed. 

Arthur Dunkle 

NEOSHO, Mo. Arthur C. Dunkle, 94, 601 W. McCord St., died at 1:25 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a short illness. 

Mr. Dunkle was born July 20, 1902, at Ash Grove. He moved to Neosho in 1935 from Springfield. He was a meat cutter and had worked at Karbe Market in Neosho. In 1950, he opened the first self-service meat market in McClintock's IGA Neosho. He retired in 1954. 

He later worked in the license bureau of the Missouri Department of Revenue in Neosho and Pineville for eight years. During World War II, he worked in a defense plant at Ankeny, Iowa. 

He was a member of Neosho United Methodist Church, Neosho Masonic Lodge No. 247 and Retired Employees of the State of Missouri. 

He married Feye Hennick on April 27, 1932, at Springfield. She survives. 

Additional survivors include two sons, Charles Dunkle, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Ted Dunkle, Panama City, Fla.; three grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. 

The body will be cremated. 

Memorial services are pending with Woodard-Freund-Thompson Funeral Home, Neosho. 

Contributions may be made to Neosho United Methodist Church or the Shriner's Crippled Children's Hospital, in care of the funeral home. 

Michael Ivaska 

MONETT, Mo. Services for Michael Donald Ivaska, 34, Monett, who died Saturday, Aug. 17, 1996, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett. The Rev. John Braun will officiate. Burial will be in the Monett IOOF Cemetery. 

Prayer services will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with visitation to follow until 9 p.m. 

Contributions may be made to Hospice of Branson, in care of the funeral home. 

Bertha Pennington 

CARTHAGE, Mo. Bertha Edna Pennington, 83, Carthage, died at 6:58 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, 1996, at a nursing home in Carthage after a long illness. 

Mrs. Pennington was born Feb. 5, 1913, at Lebanon. She had lived in Carthage for 52 years. She was a member of the Salvation Army Church and the Ladies Home League. She married Floyd Franklin Pennington on July 20, 1929, at Miller. He died Aug. 27, 1964. 

Survivors include three sons, Sherman Pennington and Floyd Pennington, both of Carthage, and Wilford Pennington, Diamond; three daughters, Karen Lewis, Alma Lewis and Linda Turner, all of Carthage; two brothers, Earl Chastain, Mount Vernon, and Eddie Chastain, Carthage; a sister, Effie Pennington, Miller; 23 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Miller Memorial Gardens Cemetery, south of Miller. The Rev. Gary Laws will officiate. 

Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home, Miller. 

Vera Collins 

GIRARD, Kan. Vera Ruth Collins, 88, Girard, died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 1996, at Hospital District No. 1, Girard, after a short illness. 

Mrs. Collins was born May 11, 1908, in Farrigate, Iowa. She attended schools in Georgia City, Mo. She lived in Asbury, Mo., with her husband for a number of years. In 1943, they moved to rural McCune and in 1984 they moved to Girard. She married N.C. Collins on April 3, 1929, in the state of Missouri. He died Nov. 10, 1981. 

Survivors include two sons, Edward Collins, Girard, and Paul J. Collins, Yamhill, Ore.; a daughter, Ruth Ann James, Girard; a brother, Garold Ladd, Webb City, Mo.; a sister, Clara D. Smith, Joplin, Mo.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home, Girard. The Rev. Dan Haggard officiated. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural Carl Junction.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, in care of the funeral home. 

Frances Frome 

PITTSBURG, Kan. Frances Frome, 74, 505 S. Pesavento St., died at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 1996, at her home after a sudden illness. 

Mrs. Frome was born Sept. 2, 1922, in rural Pittsburg. She was a lifetime area resident. She was a 1939 graduate of Pittsburg High School. She was a homemaker and had worked in the family business, the Bob Frome Soil Conservation Contracting Co., with her husband. 

She was a member of the First Christian Church and Kirkwood Friendship Club. 

She married Robert E. Frome on Dec. 8, 1943, at Miami, Okla. He died Dec. 15, 1985. 

Additional survivors include a daughter, Carol Cannon, 503 S. Pesavento St.; four sisters, Alice Sanderson, Helen White and Clara Graham, all of Pittsburg, and Adalene Wilson, Tulsa; a grandson; and a great-grandson.

Services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Pittsburg. The Rev. Wayne Black will officiate. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Highland Park Cemetery, Pittsburg. 

Friends may call after 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 

The family will receive friends after the services Wednesday, until 8 p.m., at the funeral home. 

Contributions may be made to the Chicopee Community Center, in care of the funeral home. 

Glenn Miller 

WEST MINERAL, Kan. Glenn R. Miller, 67, 313 Lyle St., died Sunday, Aug. 18, 1996, at his home after a long illness. Mr. Miller was born July 6, 1929, in Scammon. He had lived in Wichita, where he was a steam fitter with Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union No. 171. 

He was a member of the United Methodist Church, American Legion Post No. 3 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, both of Columbus, and the West Mineral Eagles. He had been an assistant leader for the Boy Scouts of America. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. 

He married Frances Baird on May 1, 1954, in Scammon. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Harry A. Miller, Wichita; a daughter, Glenda L. Keleher, Haysville; his mother, Pearl Miller, Parsons; and two brothers, Clyde Miller, Brandenburg, Ky., and Cleo Miller, West Mineral.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Weir. The Rev. Kelly Zellner will officiate. Burial will be in Star Cemetery, near West Mineral. 

Graveside services will be conducted by the Eagles Lodge and flag folding ceremonies will be conducted by American Legion Post No. 3. 

Friends may call after 10 a.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today.

Pete Turk 

COLUMBUS, Kan. Pete A. Turk, 86, Columbus route 3, died at 3 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 1996, at a Columbus nursing home where he had been a patient for a year. 

Mr. Turk was born Sept. 7, 1909, in Roseland. He was a lifetime resident of the Roseland and Columbus areas. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a corporal in the U.S. Army. He was employed at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant, Parsons, retiring in 1972. 

He was a member of St. Bridget's Catholic Church, Scammon; Third Degree Knights of Columbus, Scammon; Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, Pittsburg; American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, both of Columbus; Roseland Senior Citizens Club; and the American Association of Retired Persons. He married Margaret Fuller Meadows on June 28, 1982, in Scammon. She survives. 

Additional survivors include four stepsons, Dewitt Meadows, Walled Lake, Minn., Richard Meadows, Manchester, Minn., Mark Meadows, Taylor, Minn., and Dillard L. Meadows Jr., Victoria, Texas; a stepdaughter, Grace Kenny, Houston, Texas; three sisters, Ann Turk, Pittsburg, Christina Keith, Buffalo, N.Y., and Mary Pomatto, Weir; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Bridget's Catholic Church, Scammon, with Father Chrysostom Ah Maung as celebrant. 

Burial will be in St. Bridget's Catholic Cemetery, Scammon. Flag folding ceremonies will be conducted by the Columbus American Legion Post. Honor guard will be members of Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus of Pittsburg. 

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Weir. Knights of Columbus rosary will be recited by the Scammon council at 7:30 p.m. 

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to St. Bridget's Catholic Cemetery, Scammon, in care of the funeral home. 

Mary Turkington 

McCUNE, Kan. Mary K. Scott Turkington, 99, rural McCune, died at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, 1996, at a Frontenac nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Turkington was born Aug. 2, 1897, in rural McCune. She was raised near McCune and attended schools in rural McCune. She was a graduate of what is now Pittsburg State University. She was a teacher in rural Crawford County schools for six years. During World War II, she worked as a guard matron at the former Kansas Ordnance Plant, near Parsons. 

She lived for a time in Girard. 

She was a member of the United Methodist Church, McCune. She was a founder of the Mount Pleasant 4-H Club. She was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society. 

She married Frank Turkington on March 26, 1921. He died in April 1962. 

Survivors include a daughter, Mary E. Turkington, Topeka; two sons, Raymond L. Turkington, rural McCune, and Robert S. Turkington, Rockville, Md.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the United Methodist Church, McCune, with the Rev. Kelly Zellner officiating. Burial will be in the McCune Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends at the Turkington home in rural McCune. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Murdock Funeral Home, McCune. 

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

Phil Unruh 

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. Phil Unruh, 58, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 1996, at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, Okla., from injuries received in a two-car accident at 4:45 p.m. Sunday a mile east of Quapaw. 

Mr. Unruh was born April 19, 1938, in Garden City. He moved to Baxter Springs 10 years ago from Kingman. He received a bachelor's degree in business and physical education in 1946 from Fort Hays State University. He was an insurance agent for Prudential Insurance Co. the past five years. He formerly worked as administrator of Baxter Memorial Hospital in Baxter Springs for five years and also had been administrator of Kingman (Kan.) Community Hospital for 16 years. 

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Baxter Springs, Baxter Springs Kiwanis Club and the Rotary Club in Kingman. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He married Barbara J. Bott on Nov. 11, 1923, at Kingman. She survives. 

Additional survivors include two sons, Brad Unruh, Owasso, Okla., and Jonathan Unruh, of the home; his mother, Margret Unruh, Kingman; four brothers, Robert Ross Unruh, Garden City, Denton Clyde Unruh, Scott City, Roger Quin Unruh, St. Joseph, Mo., and Danny Joe Unruh, Colorado Springs, Colo.; six sisters, Loretta Hull, August, Carol Berry, Lake St. Charles, Mo., Glenda Vogel, Hutchinson, Adele Koehn, Galva, Martha Bell, Dodge City, and Susan Williams, Montezuma; and a granddaughter. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, Baxter Springs. The Rev. Roger Noah will officiate. 

The family will be at 1608 Fairview St., Baxter Springs. Local arrangements are under the direction of Derfelt's Baxter Chapel, Baxter Springs. 

A second funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, Copeland. The Rev. Allen Pollen will officiate. Burial will be in Copeland (Kan.) Cemetery, under the direction of Haskell County Funeral Home, Sublette. 

Contributions may be made to a scholarship fund at Baxter Springs High School, in care of the funeral home. 

Patricia Crow

MIAMI, Okla. Patricia Louise Crow, 68, 430 G St. N.E., died Sunday, Aug. 18, 1996, at Baptist Regional Medical Center from injuries received in a two-car accident at 4:45 p.m. Sunday a mile east of Quapaw. 

Mrs. Crow was born May 6, 1928, in Miami. She was a lifetime area resident. She was a homemaker and attended the Christian Church. 

She married Harold ``Sonny'' Crow on Dec. 6, 1947, in Miami. He died June 3, 1991. 

Survivors include two daughters, Claudia Atkinson, Miami, and Cathy Stevenson, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; a sister, Carol Jones, Miami; three granddaughters; and two great-granddaughters. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at GAR Cemetery, Miami. 

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

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