Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Michael BonJour 

Michael O. BonJour, 46, Cedar Creek, Texas, a former Joplin resident, died Monday, Aug. 19, 1996, at a hospital in Bastrop, Texas, after an illness. 

Mr. BonJour was born June 20, 1950, at Hutchinson, Kan. He lived in Joplin for 25 years and was a 1968 graduate of Joplin High School. He moved to Texas in 1995 from the state of Arizona. He worked for the Missouri Department of Highways and Transportation for 16 years. He later worked for an industrial radiator business in Arizona for 12 years. 

Survivors include his wife, Laurie BonJour; a son, Troy Michael BonJour, St. Louis; a daughter, Jennifer BonJour, St. Louis; a brother, Terry BonJour, Joplin; and four grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Fairview Cemetery, Bastrop, Texas. Jimmie Cottle, minister, will officiate. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home, Bastrop. 

Ida Hayes 

Ida L. Hayes, 57, Springfield, a former Joplin resident, died at 5:55 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 1996, at a nursing home in Springfield after an illness. 

Ms. Hayes was born Aug. 25, 1938, at Richmond. She lived at Richmond most of her life before moving to Joplin in 1993. She worked for Hallmark Cards, Kansas City, as a selector for 15 years, leaving the company in 1993. She was a member of Richmond Assembly of God Church. 

Survivors include a daughter, Peggy J. Erskin, Joplin; a sister, Bertha Cringan, Richmond; and two grandchildren. 

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond. The Rev. Floyd Rash will officiate. Burial will be in Todd's Chapel Cemetery, west of Richmond. 

Pallbearers will be Scott Medley, Charles Reberry, Joshua Reberry, Michael Caylor, William Caylor and Phillip LaFollette. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Contributions may be made to the Ida Hayes Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home. 

Vera Hathcock 

WEBB CITY, Mo. Vera May Hathcock, 84, 324 N. Tom St., died at 12:04 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, 1996, at a local nursing home after a three-month illness. 

Mrs. Hathcock was born July 7, 1912, in Jerico Springs. She had lived in Webb City since 1973, moving from the Alba area. She was a homemaker and a member of Carterville Baptist Church. 

She married Benjamin Phillip Hathcock on April 6, 1932, at Lamar. He died Feb. 17, 1996. 

Survivors include two sons, Phil Hathcock, Carterville, and Jerry Hathcock, Clinton; two brothers, Elton Evans, Clay Springs, Ariz., and Myrle Evans, Grove, Okla.; a sister, Ethelene McDaniel, Carthage; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home, Webb City. The Rev. Kevin Burns will officiate. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Purcell. 

Pallbearers will be David Hathcock, Jeff Hathcock, Dan Hathcock, Jim Lawrence, Jim Horn, Bill Lassiter and Tim McGuirk. 

The family will be at the home of Phil Hathcock, 302 N. Fountain St., Carterville. 

Contributions may be made to Carterville Baptist Church. 

Pearl Osborn 

SARCOXIE, Mo. Pearl Marie Osborn, 83, Sarcoxie, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, 1996, at Cox-Monett Hospital, Monett, after a long illness. 

Mrs. Osborn was born May 19, 1913, at Udall. She lived most of her life in Sarcoxie. She worked several years for the former Juvenile Shoe Corp., Sarcoxie, before retiring. She was a member of Sarcoxie First Baptist Church, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Banner Club and the Jasper County Democrat Club. 

She married Paul Osborn on March 21, 1929, at Mount Vernon. He died June 12, 1977. 

Survivors include a son, Bob Osborn, Wentworth; four daughters, Coleen Nimsick, Anna Lee Tillock and Marie Barnes, all of Sarcoxie, and Paulette Cooper, Wentworth; two brothers, Jack Cole and Kenneth Cole, both of Carthage; three sisters, Alice Guinn and Ruth Osborn, both of Carthage, and Mary Lee Maasen, Hopkinsville, Ky.; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. 

Arrangements are pending with Housh Funeral Home, Sarcoxie. 

Edith Purrington 

CARTHAGE, Mo. Graveside services for Edith M. Purrington, 91, Carthage, who died Friday, will be conducted Friday, Sept. 6, at Lubbock City Cemetery, Lubbock, Texas. 

Local arrangements are under direction of Parker Mortuary, Joplin. 

Arnold Vance 

NOEL, Mo. James Arnold Vance, 96, Blue Springs, a former Noel resident, died at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 1996, at his home after a long illness. 

Mr. Vance was born April 30, 1900, at Coloma. He lived in Noel for 48 years before moving to Blue Springs 2" years ago. He had owned Ozark Wonder Cave in Noel and had been a salesman for Guy's Nut Co. He was a member of the Cave Association and a former member of the Noel Chamber of Commerce. He was a deacon at Pineville Baptist Church. 

Survivors include a son, James D. Vance, Blue Springs; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Shelt Noel Cemetery, Noel. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson. 

Verda Williams 

NEVADA, Mo. Verda Mae Isenhower Williams, 93, Kansas City, formerly of Sheldon and Nevada, died Monday, Aug. 19, 1996, at a nursing home in Kansas City after an illness. 

Mrs. Williams was born April 30, 1903, at Milford. She was raised in rural Sheldon and was a 1922 graduate of Sheldon High School. She was a nurse at Nevada City Hospital for nearly 25 years, retiring in 1971. She moved to Kansas City in 1991. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Nevada. 

She married Elmer Jason Williams on Sept. 22, 1919, at Iantha. He died Dec. 23, 1975. 

Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Lee, Kansas City; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with the Rev. Scott Hall officiating. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Milford. 

Friends may call until 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday. 

Marie Ellison 

FAIRLAND, Okla. Marie Elodie Ellison, 73, 119 N. Perry St., died Tuesday morning, Aug. 20, 1996, at her home after an illness. 

Mrs. Ellison was born Feb. 1, 1923, at Aurora, Ill. She moved to Fairland from Aurora in November 1970. She was a homemaker. 

She married Floyd Ellison on June 6, 1957. He died Aug. 2, 1985. 

There are no immediate survivors. 

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

Lila Fromm 

WELCH, Okla. Lila Maye Fromm, 95, Welch, died at 6:40 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 1996, at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, after a long illness. 

Mrs. Fromm was born Aug. 28, 1900, at Springfield, Mo. She lived most of her life in Craig County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church in Welch. 

She married Ira A. Fromm on May 1, 1919, at Miami. He died April 8, 1993. 

Survivors include a son, Marion Fromm, Welch; two daughters, Shirley McGurik, Welch, and Peggy Olds, Wenatchee, Wash.; 16 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Baptist Church in Welch. The Rev. C.G. Gillmore will officiate. Burial will be in Welch Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Randy Batie, Bill Batie, Harley Malone, Senior Horner, Charles Stoner and Ernie Callison. 

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

Robert Stanfield Sr. 

MIAMI, Okla. Robert W. Stanfield Sr., 76, 1125 H St. N.W., was pronounced dead at 4:45 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, 1996, at Baptist Regional Health Center of injuries he suffered in a traffic accident east of Quapaw. 

Mr. Stanfield was born June 24, 1920, at Windsor, Mo. He was a 1938 graduate of Windsor High School. He moved to Miami in 1977 from Ponca City. He was a World War II veteran and received a Purple Heart. He was a survivor of the Leopoldville, a troop ship that sank in the English Channel while en route to the Battle of the Bulge. 

He attended the Conservatory of Music at Kansas City, Mo. He played the trumpet with many musical organizations at Kansas City. He received a bachelor's degree in education. He received a master's degree in counseling from University of Kansas at Lawrence. He had been a guidance counselor at Jefferson City (Mo.) High School. He retired from guidance counseling in 1974. 

While teaching at Gardner, Kan., he attended Baker University at Baldwin City, Kan. He had been a band teacher at Carthage (Mo.) High School. While teaching at Carthage, he originated the Four-State Marching Band Festival, which became the Maple Leaf Festival. He was choir director at the Presbyterian Church in Carthage, and he directed musicals while at Carthage. 

He had worked at the Oklahoma State Employment Service at Ponca City and transferred in 1977 to the agency's office in Miami. He retired in 1985. He was a member of Post No. 2688, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Floyd L. Peery Post No. 147, American Legion, both of Miami; the Moose Lodge at Grove; the 40 & 8 Societe; and the Disabled American Veterans of Ottawa County. He had been a bugler and a member of the Northeast Oklahoma Veterans Funeral Detail. He was a member of Bethany Christian Church, Miami. 

Survivors include a son, Robert William Stanfield Jr., Tulsa; and a sister, Earlyne Sims, Raymore, Mo. 

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Bethany Christian Church, Miami. The Rev. Daryl Bates will officiate. Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Carthage. 

Pallbearers will be Ralph Whitesell, L.J. Hacker, Monk Campbell, Bob McDowell, Jack Thomas and Carter Carlton. 

Members of the Northeast Oklahoma Veterans Funeral Detail will conduct graveside military rites. 

Contributions may be made to the Northeast Oklahoma Veterans Funeral Detail, in care of Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami. 

Jess Weeden 

GROVE, Okla. Jess Willard Weeden, 83, Grove, died at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, 1996, at a local nursing home after an illness. 

Mr. Weeden was born June 13, 1913, at Memphis, Texas. He worked for Delaware County as a solid-waste engineer before retiring. 

He married Berttie Marie Heape on July 24, 1937, at Midland, Tex. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Dural Weeden, Bristol, Pa.; a brother, E.C. Weeden, Fremont, Neb.; and a sister, Carrie Chevelle, San Diego, Calif. 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove. Ken Siemens will officiate. Burial will be in Chelsea City Cemetery, Chelsea. 

Pallbearers will be Ed Shields, Don Giles, Carl Drew, Fred Heape Jr., Jim Westhall and William Heape.

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