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Jesse Crandall

Jesse W. Crandall, 47, 2706 E. Seventh St., died at 10:06 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at the Freeman Hospital West emergency room after suffering a heart attack at the former Sears Plaza.

Mr. Crandall was born Feb. 11, 1949, in Joplin. He was a lifetime Joplin resident. He was a roofer with Crandall Roofing Co.

He married Margie Bird on June 3, 1967, in Joplin. She survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Tim Crandall, of the home; three daughters, Kathy Brown and Jessica Dodge, both of Joplin, and Tina Williams, Webb City; three brothers, Ron Crandall and Leon Crandall, both of Joplin, andBill Crandall, Seymore; two sisters, Martha Crandall, Joplin, and Mary Martin, Parsons, Kan.; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. today at Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary.

The body will be cremated and memorial services are pending.

Shang McWilliams

Memorial services for Shang L. McWilliams, 77, Joplin, who died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1997, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Parker Mortuary chapel.

The Rev. Travis Terry will officiate.

Edith Skaggs

Edith Reynolds Skaggs, 79, 4611 E. 25th St., died at 2:20 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at a local nursing home after an illness.

Mrs. Skaggs was born Aug. 21, 1917, at Wentworth. She had lived in Wentworth all of her life until she moved to Joplin in 1990.

She was graduated from Sarcoxie High School.

She was a longtime member of VanBuren Baptist Church, near Wentworth. She was also a member of Wildwood Baptist Church, Joplin.

She married Harold Skaggs on Nov. 24, 1946, at Wentworth. He died on Jan. 3, 1993.

Survivors include a son, Dale Skaggs, Granby; a daughter, Karen Reeve, Joplin; a sister, Velma Fetters, Diamond; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin, with the Rev. Brent Davis officiating. Burial will be in VanBuren Cemetery, near Wentworth.

Pallbearers will be Bill Fetters, Dar Morgan, Will Gripka, Joe Robb, Wayne Lawson and Jim Millard.

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

Olga Tarnowieckyi

Olga Tarnowieckyi, 88, 719 St. Louis Ave., died at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at her home after a short illness.

Mrs. Tarnowieckyi was born Oct. 25, 1908, in the Ukraine. She was a longtime Joplin resident who moved here in 1952 from the Ukraine. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Joplin. She was a homemaker.

She married Nikolai Tarnowieckyi on April 1, 1936, in the Ukraine. He died May 30, 1992.

Survivors include two sons, Siegfried Tarnowieckyi, Webb City, and Octavian Tarnowieckyi, Springfield; two daughters, Eleanor Blazer, Summerville, S.C., and Oresia Tarnowieckyi, Culver City, Calif.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter's Catholic Church. The Rev. Leonard Chambers will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin.

Pallbearers will be Siegfried Tarnowieckyi, Octavian Tarnowieckyi, Chris Tarnowieckyi, Scott Tarnowieckyi, Kenny Trenberth and Mark Tendai.

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

Clida Cantwell

CASSVILLE, Mo. - Clida Cantwell, 84, Cassville, died at 1:06 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a short illness.

Mr. Cantwell was born Aug. 4, 1912, in Barry County. He was a lifelong Barry County resident and he lived on the same farm his entire life. He attended a Pasley (Mo.) school and a Washburn (Mo.) school. He was a farmer and had worked for Roaring River State Park. He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church in Cassville.

He married Wilma De Cocq on July 4, 1940, in Newton County. She survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Bob Cantwell, Washburn; four daughters, Bette Mitchell, Independence, and Bonnie Miller, Beverly Ledenham and Brenda Epperly, all of Cassville; a sister, Goldie Fulton, Exeter; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. The Rev. Bob Neeley and the Rev. Billy McCall will officiate. Burial will be in Corinth Cemetery in Cassville.

Pallbearers will be Brian Mitchell, Kevin Cantwell, Ward Miller, Bradley Epperly, Andrew Miller, Joel Bryant, Artie Koehler, Nathan Graves and Johnny Parker.

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

George Collins

LAMAR, Mo. - George William Collins, 85, Lamar, died at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at Barton County Memorial Hospital, Lamar, after a short illness.

Mr. Collins was born Feb. 12, 1911, at Osceola. He had lived in the Lamar area for several years.

He had worked for Stewart Hall Co., Kansas City.

He was a Baptist.

Survivors include a son, Robert ``Bob'' Collins, Independence; a daughter, Teresa Coffer, Independence; a brother, Virgil Collins, Pineville, La.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Buckner Hill Cemetery, Buckner, with the Rev. James Coffer officiating.

Friends may call after noon today at Lohmeyer-Konantz Funeral Home, Lamar.

Jeannette Fullerton

MONETT, Mo. - Jeannette Heimbaugh Fullerton, 83, Monett, died at 3:50 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at a local nursing home after a short illness.

Mrs. Fullerton was born June 22, 1913, in Monett. She was a retired special education teacher. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Monett, and Daughters of the American Revolution.

She married Howard Fullerton on June 25, 1937, at Danville, Ill. He survives.

Additional survivors include three sons, Howard Fullerton, Washington, D.C., Bill Fullerton, Klamath Falls, Ore., and Dan Fullerton, Dallas, Texas; a daughter, Jeannette Cleaver, Purdy; three brothers, Hays Heimbaugh, Schaumburg, Ill., John Heimbaugh, Omaha, Neb., and James Heimbaugh, Palm Springs, Calif.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett. The Rev. Wayne Adcock will officiate. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Coulterville (Ill.) Cemetery.

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

Contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Monett, in care of the funeral home.

Dorthy Stone

CARTHAGE, Mo. - Dorthy A. Stone, 69, Carthage, died at 7:50 a.m. Thursday at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, after a short illness.

Mrs. Stone was born Nov. 25, 1927, in Jasper County. She was a lifelong area resident. She was a retired worker of Safeway Cheese. She was a member of Purcell Baptist Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars auxiliary, Carthage.

She married Arthur Stone on Sept. 1, 1946, at Columbus, Kan. He died in April 1994.

Survivors include two sons, Ralph Stone, Horseshoe Bend, Ark., and Bill Stone, state of Missouri; a daughter, Debby Knight, Gretna, La.; four brothers, John Ogle, Carthage, Bob Ogle, Alba, Jerry Ogle, Jasper, and Fred Ogle, Arlington, Texas; two sisters, Belva Hill, Linden, Ala., and Noma Smith, Clarksville, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Ulmer Funeral Home, Carthage. The Rev. Ralph Stone will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Carthage.

Pallbearers will be John Ogle, Tom Ogle, Jason Ogle, Jim Ogle, Jerry Ogle and Tim Smith.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Sarah Voll

CARTHAGE, Mo. - Sarah May Voll, 89, 617 E. Third St., Carthage, died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at a Neosho nursing home after a long illness.

Mrs. Voll was born July 28, 1907, in Culbertson, Neb. She was raised in Junction City, Kan. She moved to Pineville in 1927 and to Carthage in 1945.

She married Andrew Voll on Dec. 28, 1939, in Joplin. He died June 17, 1975.

She is survived by one sister, Lydia Baldwin, Carthage.

Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Park Cemetery, Carthage, with Jim Poland, minister, officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Knell Mortuary, Carthage.

Perl Bass

PARSONS, Kan. - Perl M. Bass, 64, Parsons, died at 1:24 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at his home after a three-month illness.

Mr. Bass was born Dec. 16, 1932, at Joplin, Mo. He attended Joplin schools and was graduated from the former St. Peter's High School. He lived in the state of California for 1 years before he moved to Southeast Kansas, where he worked as a heavy-equipment operator from 1953 to 1959. From 1960 to 1985, he was a partner in the Thomas & Bass Chrysler dealership, Parsons.

He was a member of the Kansas State Board of Tax Appeals from 1985 to 1993 and was appointed to an at-large position of the board in July 1993. He was a member of First Christian Church, where he had served as a trustee and deacon. He was active in the local, state and national Democratic Party. He served on the Labette County Commission from 1965 to 1985. He served on the Labette County Medical Center Board of Trustees from 1989 to 1993. He was a founder of the Youth Crisis Shelter, Parsons.

He was appointed to the Kansas Auto Dealers Review Board in 1981 and to the Job Training Partnership Act's board in 1983. He was a member of the Kansas Notary Commission from 1970 to 1984. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Union Local No. 126, Parsons, and had served as the union's manager from 1968 to 1970. He was a member of the Parsons Elks Club.

He married Darlene Holford on June 4, 1951, at Huntsville, Ark. She survives.

Additional survivors include two daughters, Martha Cubbage, Nevada, Mo., and Diane Carpino, Arlington, Texas; his mother and stepfather, Helen and Delno Bass, Weir; two sisters, Patsy Neuenschwander, Fredonia, and Janet Wiglesworth, Shawnee Mission.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church. The Rev. Gene Akeman will officiate.

The family will receive friends at the church after services.

The body has been donated to the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Arrangements are under the direction of Carson-Wall Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made to the St. John's Medical Center hospice.

Hester Weber

CHETOPA, Kan. - Hester Anne Weber, 86, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, in a Chetopa nursing home after a short illness.

Mrs. Weber was born Aug. 25, 1910, on her parent's farm in rural Oswego. She was graduated from Chetopa High School. She was a member of First Christian Church, Chetopa.

She married Benjamin Weber on Dec. 16, 1943, at Reno, Nevada. He died May 5, 1985.

Surviving are three brothers, Norman Meriweather and Herb Meriweather, both of Miller, S.D., and J.A. ``Jack'' Meriweather, Chetopa; and a sister, Helen E. Page, Las Vegas, Nev.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Bath Funeral Home, Chetopa. The Rev. Raymond Whetstone will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, rural Oswego.

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

Roe Biddy

GROVE, Okla. - Roe Andrew Biddy, 82, Grove, died at 6:45 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at Grove General Hospital after a long illness.

Mr. Biddy was born Dec. 18, 1914, in Warren. He received his degree in chemical engineering in 1936 from Oklahoma A&M College at Stillwater. He had worked for DuPont Chemical Co. before he joined Phillips Petroleum Co. He retired after 32 years in 1977. He spent most of his years, while working for Phillips, in the states of Oklahoma and Texas. He had two overseas assignments with the company - three years in Italy, and a shorter time in Belgium. He was a member of Grove First Baptist Church.

He married Roe Geraldine Felts on April 11, 1937, in Muskogee. She survives.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Rita Richards, New Baltimore, Mich.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Grove First Baptist Church. Robin Cowin, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Olympus Cemetery in Grove.

Contributions may be made to the Grove First Baptist Church choir, or to the Hospices of Grove.

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

LeElla Jarrett

MIAMI, Okla. - LeElla Grace Follis Jarrett, 82, 2525 North Elm St., Miami, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, at St. John Medical Center, Tulsa, after an illness.

Mrs. Jarrett was born Nov. 5, 1914, at Fairland. She had lived in Miami for 74 years.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, Miami, and the Order of the Eastern Star.

She married Elmer Jarrett. He died.

Survivors include a son, Bob Jarrett, Broken Arrow; a daughter, Jean Richardville, St. Louis, Mo.; a sister, Virginia Mae Sapp, Miami; and eight grandchildren.

Private family services were held. Arrangements were under the direction of Jim Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Roberta Kenoyer

Roberta Kenoyer, 89, 201 Northpark Lane, died at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at her residence after a long illness.

Mrs. Kenoyer was born Feb. 26, 1907, at Anthony, Kan. She lived in Hugoton, Kan., from 1931 to 1961 where she assisted her husband in his medical practice. She also supervised a farming operation in Hugoton. She moved to Joplin in 1961 and became a dorm mother at Ozark Christian College, serving 26 years until retiring in 1987.

She was a graduate of Pittsburg (Kan.) State University. She attended Ozark Christian College and was awarded a certificate of ministry from the college on May 16, 1987.

She was a member of the North Joplin Christian Church. She was a former member of the Christian Church in Hugoton, where she had been a Sunday School teacher. She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Hugoton.

Her husband, Dr. William Kenoyer, died in March 1952.

Survivors include a son, Dr. Ray Kenoyer, Dodge City, Kan.; two daughters, Dr. Gayle Kenoyer, Durban, South Africa, and Patricia Dion, Visalia, Calif.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Ozark Christian College Chapel. Gary Reed, Paul Butler, Don Earl Boatman, Allen Brintnall and David Shepper, ministers, will officiate.

The family will receive friends after the services.

Additional services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Christian Church in Hugoton, Kan., with Max Johnson, minister, officiating. Burial will be in the Hugoton Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin, and Paul's Funeral Service, Hugoton.

Contributions may be made to the Lord's Reapers Mission Group at Ozark Christian College.
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Leah Bentley

PIERCE CITY, Mo. - Leah Bentley, 78, Pierce City route 2, died at 10:49 a.m. January 24, 1997, at Cox Monett Hospital, Monett, after a sudden illness.

Mrs. Bentley was born March 17, 1918, at Hill City, Kan. She moved to Pierce City in 1935. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two daughter, Jeanette Gripka, Pierce City, and Glenda Hawkins, Ritchey; a brother, Raymond Overstreet, Pierce City route 2; four granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Clear Creek Cemetery, near Pierce City. The Rev. Doug Gripka will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Lakin Funeral Home, Pierce City.

Contributions may be made to Loaves and Fishes, in care of the funeral home.
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Clida Cantwell

CASSVILLE, Mo. - Services for Clida Cantwell, 84, Cassville, who died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, will be at 2 p.m. today at Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.

The Rev. Bob Neeley and the Rev. Billy McCall will officiate. Burial will be in Corinth Cemetery, Cassville.

Pallbearers will be Brian Mitchell, Kevin Cantwell, Ward Miller, Bradley Epperly, Andrew Miller, Joel Bryant, Artie Koehler, Nathan Graves and Johnny Parker.

Additional survivors include a brother, Tiff Cantwell, Washburn.

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Dana Chester-Pierce

GRANBY, Mo. - Dana Maree Chester-Pierce, 33, Columbia, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at her home after an apparent suicide. Her father, Dr. C. Preston Chester, Branson, is a former Granby resident.

The death is under investigation by the Boone County coroner.

Mrs. Chester-Pierce was born May 1, 1963, at Kirksville. She was a junior high school teacher in Columbia.

Additional survivors include a son, Kyle Pierce, Columbia; her mother, Karen Charlene Chester, Tulsa, Okla.; a sister, Karen Michelle Chester, Austin, Texas; a half brother, Tim Clary, Palm Bay, Fla.; and two half sisters, Racquel Clary and Jamie Clary, both of Palm Bay.

Services will be at 5 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home, Columbia. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Granby (Mo.) Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Clark Funeral Home, Granby.

Ernest Enfield

CASSVILLE, Mo. - Ernest J. Enfield, 87, Cassville, died at 8:20 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 1997, at South Barry County Hospital, Cassville, after a short illness.

Mr. Enfield was born Oct. 9, 1909, at St. Joseph. He lived in Kansas City before moving to Barry County in 1939. He had lived in the Golden area about 30 years before moving to Cassville two years ago to live with a daughter. He was a poultry grower and had worked as service manager for Norris Grain Company, Monett, before retiring.

He was a member of Golden (Mo.) Baptist Church.

He married Annamae Ayres in January 1931. She died in February 1992.

Survivors include two sons, David Enfield, Wellsville, Kan., and Ernie Enfield, Stilwell, Kan.; two daughters, Jackie Bowman, Cassville, and Jodi Williams, Bella Vista, Ark.; a brother, Steve Enfield, Kingman, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. The Rev. Bill Dudley will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

George Hill

CARTHAGE, Mo. - George W. Hill, 79, 1517 S. Main St., died at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 1997, at the Missouri Rehabilitation Center, Mount Vernon, after several months of ill health.

Mr. Hill was born July 31, 1917, at Mexico, Mo. He moved to Carthage in 1931 from Mexico. He was a retired from the Army and Air Force. He was an Army veteran of World War II and retired in 1972 from the Air Force. He also served in the 203rd Battalion of the Missouri National Guard.

He was a member of College Heights Christian Church, Joplin, Fraternal Lodge No. 14, Knights of Pythias, Carthage, and the Silent Knights Club.

He married Kap Ye Kim on June 6, 1972, at Yuma, Ariz. She survives.

Additional survivors include a stepson, Chol Su Kim, New York City, N.Y.; and two brothers, Willard Hill, Carthage, and Wyatt Hill, Kirkwood.

Arrangements are pending with Knell Mortuary.

Ray Hosp

WEBB CITY, Mo. - Thomas Raymond Hosp, 82, 708 W. 16th St., died at 6:10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a sudden illness.

Mr. Hosp was born June 23, 1914, in Joplin. He was a 1933 graduate of Joplin High School. He had done floor covering for Newman's and Joplin Furniture before retiring in 1979.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Webb City, where he had served as a deacon.

He married Opal Lovesee on June 20, 1937. She survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Roger Hosp, New Orleans, La.; a daughter, Trudie Hickam, Joplin; a brother, Howard Hosp, Overland; two sisters, Lorene Anderson and Leola Mock, both of Joplin; and two grandsons.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City. The Rev. Robert Easton, the Rev. Don Laughlin and the Rev. Junior Elam will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin.

Pallbearers will be Oliver Moss, Gaylon Spencer, Don Stinnett, Harry Greninger, Harvey Cooper and Eldon Higginbotham.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Joe Jackson

NEOSHO, Mo. - Joe W. Jackson, 82, 625 Cherry St., died at 3:27 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at his home after a sudden illness.

Mr. Jackson was born Dec. 20, 1914, in Neosho and was a lifetime resident. He was a 1933 graduate of Neosho High School. He had worked in maintenance for the Missouri State Highway Department for 26 years. He retired in 1982.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and American Legion Post No. 163, both of Neosho. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was the recipient of a Purple Heart.

Survivors include two sons, Tom Jackson, Anderson, and Ron Jackson, Texas City, Texas; a daughter, Michelle A. Yeager, Joplin; two sisters, Dorothy Hinkle, Joplin, and Helen Brammer, Springfield; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today at Neosho IOOF Cemetery. The Rev. Barry Williams will officiate.

A flag-folding ceremony will be conducted by American Legion Post No. 163.

The casket will be closed at all times.

Arrangements are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.

George Maze

ALDRICH, Mo. - George E. Maze, 88, Aldrich, died at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at a nursing home in Greenfield after a short illness.

Mr. Maze was born Jan. 30, 1908, in Dade County. He was a retired carpenter.

He was a member of Hampton Presbyterian Church and Rebekah Lodge No. 265, Exeter, Calif. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

He married Opal May on Oct. 8, 1971, at Miami, Okla. She died Feb. 19, 1986.

Survivors include three brothers, Everett Maze and Claude Maze, both of Exeter, Calif., and Richard Maze, Visalia, Calif.; and a sister, Lyndell Freeze, Aldrich.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Dadeville Funeral Chapel. Clarence Pearce will officiate. Burial will be in Dadeville Masonic Cemetery.

Friends may call today at the funeral chapel.

Contributions may be made to the Dadeville Masonic Cemetery.

Brian Rougeux

GOODMAN, Mo. - Brian Edward Rougeux, 32, Goodman route 1, died at 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at Freeman Neosho Hospital, Neosho, after a sudden illness.

Mr. Rougeux was born April 23, 1964, at Great Lakes, Ill. He moved to Goodman in June 1996 from Illinois.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene Rougeux; a stepdaughter, Tanya Lucy, of the home; his father, Edward J. Rougeux, Mukwonago, Wis.; his mother, Elaine Weaver, Clayton, Ohio; and a sister, Robin L. Rougeux, Chicago, Ill.

Services will be at 6 p.m. today at Ozark Funeral Home, Goodman. The Rev. Thad Carter will officiate.

The body will be cremated after the services.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Otis Taylor

NEOSHO, Mo. - Otis Taylor, 78, Neosho, died at 7:45 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at Freeman Neosho Hospital after a long illness.

Mr. Taylor was born Feb. 14, 1918, at Viola. He moved to Neosho in 1942 from the state of Arkansas. He worked as a cutter for Smith Brothers Manufacturing Co. in Neosho for many years. He also was a farmer.

He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Neosho. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

He married Irene Johnson on June 11, 1941, at Heber Springs, Ark. She survives.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Sharon Twitty, Springfield; a son, Kenneth Taylor, Neosho; two brothers, Fred Taylor, Sun City, Calif., and Faye Taylor, Riverside, Calif.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. The Rev. Jerry Seigel will officiate. Burial will be in Neosho Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Boyer, Vic Reardon, Butch Reardon, Gerald Daugherty, Darrell Burkhart and Joey Bogle.

Friends may call after 9 a.m. today and after 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Reid Vandorn

CASSVILLE, Mo. - Reid A. Vandorn, 81, Cassville, died at 4:40 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a short illness.

Mr. Vandorn was born Dec. 18, 1915, at Des Moines, Iowa. He was an industrial engineer for the Maytag Company at Newton, Iowa, for 25 years. He retired Jan. 31, 1978. He moved from Des Moines to Cassville in September 1978.

He attended Mill Street Church of Christ in Cassville. He was a member of the Blue Lodge at Des Moines and the Republican National Committee. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

He married Dorothy E. Rasmussen on Oct. 26, 1941, at Des Moines. She died Sept. 29, 1993.

Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn Hamacher, Grandview; a brother, Delbert Vandorn, Scotsdale, Ariz.; a sister, Dorothy Luby, Columbus, Ohio; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter. Wayne Deffenbaugh, minister, will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Williamson Funeral Home, Cassville.

Gerald Winchester

NOEL, Mo. - Gerald Lewis ``Casey'' Winchester, 70, Noel route 2, died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at Gravette (Ark.) Medical Center after a long illness.

Mr. Winchester was born Oct. 27, 1926, at Neosho. He was a lifetime area resident. He worked for Tri-State Gas Company in Noel, which became Empire Gas, and also worked at Tiff City Feed. He had worked at Hudson Foods in Noel for 17 years before retiring.

He was a Baptist and a member of the Sulphur Springs (Ark.) American Legion. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include a son, Jerry Madison, the state of Oklahoma; a daughter, Gerry Lou Roark, Tulsa; two brothers, Virgil Winchester, Tiff City, and Dean Winchester, Nyssa, Ore.; two sisters, Mary Jane Bechtle, Seneca, and Wilda Palmer, Ontario, Ore.; and one grandson.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Patterson Heights Baptist Church, near Tiff City. The Rev. Sam Mitchell will officiate. Burial will be in the Anderson (Mo.) Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jim Shaver, Paul Dunaway, Harmon Landon, Frankie Boyd, Orval Barrett and Joe Mills.

Friends may call after noon Monday at Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday.

J.C. Waggoner

PARSONS, Kan. - J.C. Waggoner, 79, 22002 Douglas Road, rural Cherryvale, died at 10:43 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at Labette County Medical Center, Parsons, after an illness. He was the father of Chuck Waggoner, Parsons.

Mr. Waggoner was born June 7, 1917, at Waldron. He grew up in Harper and Barber counties and graduated from Anthony (Kan.) High School. He moved to rural Cherryvale in 1950. He was a farmer in Hazelton and Cherryvale. He was a bus driver for Hazelton and Cherryvale schools, working for the Cherryvale school district for 16 years. He also worked in construction.

He served on the Dennis-Mound Valley Co-op board for many years. He had also served on the Union School Board

He married Agnes L. Miller on Aug. 14, 1937, at Anthony. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Chuck Waggoner, Parsons, and Fred Waggoner, Kansas City, Kan.; two daughters, Carol Rohrbough, Altamont, and Alice Bradbury, Neosho, Mo.; two brothers, George Waggoner, Blackwell, Okla., and Jack Waggoner, Newton; eight sisters, Rita Carothers and Verla Armstrong, both of Anthony; Bernadine Smith and Joan Gulasha, both of Enid, Okla., Maxine Phye, Coats, Mary Ray, Argonia, Marie Wishering, Wichita, and Caroline Ferda, Bluff City; 15 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home, Parsons, with the Rev. Marty Warren officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Grove Cemetery, rural Dennis.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the Mount Zion Church, rural Cherryvale.

Raymond Allen

GROVE, Okla. - Raymond Allen, 73, Grove, died at 5:08 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 1997, at Grove General Hospital after a long illness.

Mr. Allen was born Aug. 19, 1923, at Columbus, Kan. He was a telegraph operator for the Santa Fe Railroad at Bartlesville, Okla. He retired in 1983. He moved to the Grove area in 1990 from Dewey.

He attended First Christian Church, Grove. He was a veteran of the Navy, serving from 1943 to 1946 as a second class electricians mate.

He married Dorothy Drovdahl on Sept. 7, 1947, at Spokane, Wash. She survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Bobby Lee Allen, Bartlesville; a daughter, Barbara Shrum, Lawton; a brother, Donald Allen, Lubbock, Texas; two sisters, Marjorie Denney, Grove, and Marguerite Caudle, Redding, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at First Christian Church, Grove. Marvin Tunnell, minister, will officiate. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Mount Hope Cemetery, Independence, Kan.

Visitation will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Hinderliter-Woodard Funeral Service, Grove.

William Links

FAIRLAND, Okla. - William Eugene ``Bill'' Links, 74, 7 N. Smith St., died Thursday night, Jan. 23, 1997, at his home after a sudden illness.

Mr. Links was born March 16, 1922, at East Fork Township, Ill. He was retired from the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include two sons, Mark Links and Paul Links, both of Fairland; a daughter, Lorette Gayle Pierce, Longview, Wash.; and a brother, Dude Landreth, the state of Illinois.

Arrangements are pending with Adcock Funeral Home, Fairland.

John Nicholson

WYANDOTTE, Okla. - John E. Nicholson Jr., 72, Wyandotte, died at 11 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, after a long illness.

Mr. Nicholson was born May 10, 1924, in the Monark community, northwest of Picher. He had lived in the Wyandotte area most of his life. He was a mechanicfor Yellow Freight at Baxter Springs, Kan. He previously worked in the lead and zinc mines at Picher.

He was a member of Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Miami.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby I. Nicholson; a son, Jimmy Lee Nicholson, Miami; three daughters, Anna Back, Bernice, Edwina Robinson, Wyandotte, and Laverna Whitely, Grove; his mother, Anna Nicholson, Wyandotte; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are pending Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher.

Gracie Roland

MIAMI, Okla. - Gracie Roland, 83, 205 B St. N.E., died at 11:45 a.m. Friday, Jan., 24, 1997, at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, after a long illness.

Mrs. Roland was born Dec. 12, 1913, in the state of Oklahoma. She moved to Miami in 1992 from rural Welch. She was a homemaker and a member of Mabelle Baptist Church, northeast of Welch.

Her husband, Leonard Roland, preceded her in death.

There are no immediate survivors.

Arrangements are pending with Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher.


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