Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Bonnie Bohannon 

Bonnie K. Ulch Bohannon, 83, 924 W. Fifth St., died at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 1996, at the home of her daughter in Montgomery City, after a long illness. 

Mrs. Bohannon was born Dec. 10, 1912, in Miami, Okla. She was a lifetime area resident. She was a graduate of Joplin High School and she attended a Joplin business college. She previously was employed at the Peerleff Machinery Co., Joplin, and was a former secretary at St. Peter's Rectory, Joplin. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church. 

She married Ocheal T. Bohannon on Feb. 28, 1942, at Joplin. He survives. 

Additional survivors include two daughters, Bonnie Beth Walker, Montgomery City, and Kathryn Rhymer, Joplin; and six grandchildren. 

Services will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary, Joplin. 

Funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Peter's Church, Joplin. The Rev. Leonard Chambers will officiate. 

Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. 

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. 

Gladys Crowell 

Gladys Irene Crowell, 92, Joplin, died at 11:20 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 1996, at a Galena, Kan., nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Crowell was born Feb. 17, 1904, at Prosperity. She was a lifetime area resident. She was employed for 15 years at the Junge Bakery Co., Joplin. She attended Calvary Baptist Church, Joplin. 

She married Truman Crowell on Oct. 26, 1938. He died May 6, 1983. 

Survivors include a daughter, Velma Stewart, Galena, Kan.; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 

Services are pending with Parker Mortuary, Joplin. 

Hubert Dame 

Hubert Alan Dame, 66, San Francisco, Calif., a Joplin native, died at 4:07 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 1996, at his home after a long illness. 

Mr. Dame was born Feb. 19, 1930, at Joplin. He served in the Army from 1951 to 1953. He was a member of the Eagle Lodge at Brisbane, Calif., the International Typographical Union from 1946 to 1988 and he was a current member of the Teamsters union. 

Surviving are two sons, Scott Dame, Diamond, and Kevin ``Doug'' Dame, Stotts City; three daughters, Becky Edwards, Omaha, Neb., Lisa Cobaugh, Carthage, and Abby Chavez, Oklahoma City, Okla.; a brother, Bill Dame, Webb City; a sister, Doris Craven, Gladstone; and eight grandchildren. 

The body will be cremated. 

Memorial services will be conducted at a later date. 

Arrangements are under the direction of the Neptune Society, San Francisco. 

Wanda Turner 

Wanda M. Turner, 51, Joplin, died at 2:06 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 1996, at Freeman Hospital East after a long illness. 

Mrs. Turner was born May 13, 1945, at Russell Springs, Ky. She had lived in the Joplin area for six years, moving from Fort Wright, Ky. She was a homemaker. 

She married Larry Turner on Jan. 13, 1988, at Fort Wright. He survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Ronald Gosser, Alexandria, Ky.; a daughter, Tammy Byrd, state of Kentucky; a sister, Mary Lee, Russiaville, Ind.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 

Arrangements are pending with Parker Mortuary, Joplin. 

John Chambers 

MIAMI, Okla. Services for John Wiley Chambers, 80, 2032 Harvard St., who died Thursday, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, Miami. 

The Rev. Chuck Horton will officiate. Assisting will be the Rev. Dawna Bridgewater. Burial will be in Glen Abbey Memorial Gardens, Miami. 

Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home chapel. 

Contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, Miami, or Alzheimer's Association. 

John Cooper 

GROVE, Okla. John Cooper, 89, Grove, died at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 1996, at Grove General Hospital after a long illness. 

Mr. Cooper was born June 4, 1907, in Delaware County. He moved to Grove in 1969 after his retirement from Amoco Corp. He had worked in the Borger and Pampa, Texas, areas as a pumper for 39 years. He was a member of Delaware Baptist Church. 

He married Lucille Iva Browning on Oct. 26, 1928, at Jay. She survives. 

Additional survivors include two sons, Ray Cooper, Bethany, and Roy Cooper, Oklahoma City; a brother, James J. Cooper, Grove; a sister, Grace Hale, Grove; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home chapel, Grove. The Rev. Dolphus Blevins and the Rev. Gary Bishop will officiate. Burial will be in Olympus Cemetery, Grove. 

Ronald Morgan 

GROVE, Okla. Services for Ronald Ervin Drake Morgan, 36, Grove, who died Thursday, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wayside Assembly of God Church, northeast of Wyandotte. 

The Rev. Don Staggs and the Rev. Mark Landreth will officiate. Burial will be in Wyandotte Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Lyle Harju, Scott Howerton, Chuck Drake, Rick French, William Mousser and Gary Drake. 

The body may be viewed from noon today to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the home of his mother, Ginger Morgan, Wyandotte route 2, box 330. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca, Mo. 

Max Wyrick 

QUAPAW, Okla. The Rev. Robert Max Wyrick, 69, 3301 56-90 Road, Quapaw, died at 10:35 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 1996, at Freeman Hospital West after a short illness. 

Mr. Wyrick was born May 31, 1927, at Sharpsville, Ind. He moved to Quapaw from Bonner Springs, Kan., in 1984. He was a Baptist minister and retired from Hockerville Baptist Church on Aug. 4, 1996, due to ill health. He was a previous member of First Baptist Church, Quapaw, attending before his ministry and after his retirement at the Hockerville Baptist Church, Hockerville. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 104, Wyandotte. 

He married Lois Kluge on March 18, 1975, at Miami. She survives. 

Additional survivors include three sons, Robert Joseph Wyrick, Kokomo, Ind., Michael Kent Wyrick and Barry Wayne Wyrick, both of Covington, Ky.; four step-sons, Russell Ford, Fontana, Kan., and Rick, Randy, and Rodney Ford, all of Kansas City, Kan.; a step-daughter, Sue Jenkins, Miami; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami. 

Services are pending. 

Charles Eastburn 

SPRINGDALE, Ark. Charles R. Eastburn, 90, 1029 Whispering Pine, died at 11:15 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 1996, at Northwest Medical Center after a long illness. 

Mr. Eastburn was born Aug. 4, 1906, in Neosho County, Kan. He was a retired commercial carpenter. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Springdale. 

He married Caroline King Eastburn on May 6, 1946, at Clifty, Ark. She survives. 

Additional survivors include four sons, Jesse Robert Eastburn and Melvin Dale Eastburn, both of Rocky Comfort, Mo., Dale Roy Eastburn, Fayetteville, and Kenneth Paul Eastburn, Plano, Texas; two daughters, Carolyn Sue Trammell, Atlanta, Ga., and Alta Rosella Stoutsenberger, Pineville, Mo.; a sister, Wetona Taylor, Fairview, Mo.; 16 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Sisco Chapel, Springdale. Burial will be in Hickory Creek Cemetery, Springdale. 

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

Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, Springdale. 

Gladys Crowell 

Graveside services for Gladys Irene Crowell, 92, Joplin, who died Saturday, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery, Galena, Kan. 

The Rev. Jeff Martin will officiate. 

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

Wanda Turner 

Graveside services for Wanda M. Turner, 51, Joplin, who died Saturday, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. 

The Rev. J.K. Wright will officiate. 

Pallbearers will be Dean Cloud, Rick Fonseca, Roy Fonseca, Tommy Vaughan, Don Swanson and George Lee. 

The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Parker Mortuary. 

June Blackburn 

SARCOXIE, Mo. June Mae Blackburn, 91, Sarcoxie, died at 1:35 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, 1996, at Liberty Hospital, Liberty, after a long illness. 

Mrs. Blackburn was born Jan. 29, 1905, at Stotts City. She was a lifetime area resident. She was graduated in 1923 from Sarcoxie High School. She had been a telephone operator in Sarcoxie. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Sarcoxie. 

She married Emery Jarvis on May 2, 1927. He died Jan. 21, 1971. She married Walter Blackburn on Dec. 23, 1972, at Kansas City. He died March 10, 1983. 

Survivors include two daughters, Donna Horn, Kansas City, and Jean Ann Barlow, Raytown; a sister, Edith Williams, Sarcoxie; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Housh Funeral Home. The Rev. Michael Henderson will officiate. Burial will be in Sarcoxie Cemetery. 

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

Otis Coffee 

NOEL, Mo. Otis Coffee, 83, Noel, died at 8:10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 1996, at his home of an apparent heart attack. 

Mr. Coffee was born Sept. 24, 1912, at Washburn. He was a lifetime area resident. He was a retired poultry worker and attended the Baptist church. 

Survivors include a son, David Coffee, Jane; two daughters, Bessie Thomas, Alvin, Texas, and Winona Michaels, Dayton, Texas; a brother, George Coffee, Rocky Ford, Colo.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Jane (Mo.) Cemetery. 

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to noon today at Ozark Funeral Home, Pineville. 

Ellen Gipson 

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. Ellen Loudean Gipson, 68, Mount Vernon, died at 4:37 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 1996, at Mount Vernon Place Center after a short illness. 

Miss Gipson was born Sept. 7, 1927, at Purdy. She was graduated from Purdy High School. She was a practical nurse for the Missouri State Rehabilitation Center, Mount Vernon, and retired in 1987. She was a member of Purdy First Baptist Church. 

Surviving are a brother, Noal Gipson, Purdy, and a sister, Cleta Ferguson, Purdy. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett. The Rev. Tim Larkin and the Rev. Charles Leonard will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, southwest of Purdy. 

Family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. 

Contributions may be made to a memorial fund at Mount Vernon Place Center,in care of the funeral home. 

Vivian Hufft 

COMMERCE, Okla. Vivian Lucille Hufft, 84, 307 N. Main St., died at 1:57 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, 1996, at Freeman Hospital East, Joplin, Mo., after a long illness. 

Mrs. Hufft was born Nov. 28, 1911, at Conway, Mo. She moved to Commerce 18 years ago from Baxter Springs, Kan., where she had lived since 1946. She attended Quapaw Assembly of God Church. 

She married Elmer W. Hufft on Feb. 15, 1930, at Miami. He died July 20, 1978. 

Survivors include a daughter, Avonell Glasscox, Commerce; two brothers, Vernon Austin, Hamilton, Mont., and Ernest Austin, Boron, Calif.; three sisters, Othal Cummings, Golden City, Mo., Myrtle Stallsmith, Baxter Springs, and Pauline Goff, Lowell, Kan.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Lowell (Kan.) Cemetery. The Rev. Ellen Herren will officiate. 

The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Derfelt's Baxter Chapel, Baxter Springs. The family then will go in procession from the mortuary to the cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Fred Jones, Kent Hudspeth, David Glasscox, James Randall Glasscox, Carrel Byler and Paul Herren. 

Leonard Odom 

MIAMI, Okla. Leonard W.C. Odom, 68, 712 I St. N.W., died at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., after a short illness. 

Mr. Odom was born Feb. 21, 1928, in the state of Arkansas. He moved to Miami 24 years ago from Commerce. He worked for B.F. Goodrich Co. in Miami for 38 years before he retired. 

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Miami. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. 

He married Beulah Williams on July 20, 1970, in Miami. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a stepson, Mynatt Morton, Miami; a sister, Joyce Newport, Brothell, Wash.; a half brother, Robert Powell, Douglas, Kan.; a granddaughter, and three stepgrandchildren. 

Arrangements are pending with Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami. 

Max Wyrick 

QUAPAW, Okla. Services for the Rev. Robert Max Wyrick, 69, 3301 S. 690 Road, who died Friday, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Quapaw. 

The Rev. Loyd Crawford will officiate. Burial will be in Hornet (Mo.) Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Roy Sappington, Chester Palmer, Loyde Thomasson, Jim Jennings, Oluf Nielsen and Fred Richards. 

Contributions may be made to Soul's Harbor Mission, Joplin, Mo., or the Baptist Children's Home of Oklahoma, in care of Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami.

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