Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Nell Baine 

Cecil ``Nell'' Baine, 81, 2328 Harlem Ave., died at 6 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 1996, at her home after a sudden illness. 

Mrs. Baine was born May 28, 1915, at the Quaker Valley settlement near Galena, Kan. She was a lifetime Joplin resident. She was a saleswoman for Sears, Roebuck and Co. for 20 years, retiring in 1976. 

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the church's altar society. She was a member of the Po-Ke-No Club and the Bunco Club. 

She married Hugh Baine on April 4, 1942, at Joplin. He died Jan. 29, 1988. 

Survivors include two sons, David Baine, Parkville, and Richard Baine, Chicago, Ill.; a daughter, Alice Merritt, Las Vegas, Nev.; a brother, Dean Nigh, Baxter Springs, Kan.; two sisters, Waymeth Langevin, Joplin, and Blanche Gilliam, Sebring, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Rev. Raymond Kunkel will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Bill Langevin, Bob Baine, John Green, Mike Hensley, Richard Lionta and Bob Green. 

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary. 

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

Lester Clark 

Lester Allen Clark, 87, 201 Northpark Lane, died at 10:25 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness. 

Mr. Clark was born Sept. 29, 1908, at Burlington, Kan. He moved to Jasper from Bailey, Colo., in 1973. He had lived in Joplin for about four months. He was a retired farmer and rancher. 

He was a member of Zion Baptist Church, east of Jasper; Colorado Cattlemen's Association; Missouri Cattlemen's Association, and American Quarter Horse Association. 

He married Leta Benson on Sept. 29, 1928, at Castleton, Kan. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Charles Clark, Carl Junction; a daughter, Betty Green, Jasper; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Greenlawn Cemetery, Jasper. The Rev. Elton White will officiate. 

Pallbearers will be Lester Green, Mark Green, Lance Green, Jess Green, Mark DeGraff and Randy Storm. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Weng Funeral Chapel, Jasper. 

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. 

Wayne Lawver 

Services for Wayne Lawver, 68, Joplin route 7, who died Saturday, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Carl Junction Christian Church, with Boyce Mouton, minister, officiating. 

Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City. Military graveside services will be conducted by Joplin Veterans of Foreign Wars post No. 534. 

Survivors include a sister, Lettie Brown, Joplin. 

Pallbearers will be Ronald Lawver, Michael Lawver, Charles Lawver, Steve Lawver, Joe Bailey, John Hughes and Jim Hughes. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home, Webb City. 

Contributions may be made to St. John's Regional Medical Center Hospice Program or Carl Junction High School Alumni Association. 

Mabel Mitchell 

Mabel B. Mitchell, 76, rural Joplin, died at 11:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 1996, at a local nursing home, where she had been a patient for three days. 

Mrs. Mitchell was born July 12, 1920, at Philadelphia, Mo. She moved to the Joplin area 12 years ago from St. Louis. She also had lived in the Peoria, Ill., area. She was a 1938 graduate of Philadelphia High School. She worked for 15 years in the food service department at Illinois State University, Bloomington. She retired in 1982. 

She was a member of Anointed Works Church, Diamond. 

Survivors include a son, Michael Mitchell, Diamond; two daughters, Linda Plunkett, Diamond, and Eunice Scott, Joplin; two brothers, Tom Augspurg, Palmyra, and Bob Augspurg, Philadelphia; two sisters, Wilda Nelson, Quincy, Ill., and Eva Powell, Palmyra; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Cemetery, Palmyra. 

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Lewis Brother's Funeral Home, Palmyra. 

Local arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary. 

Gladys Armstrong 

CARTHAGE, Mo. Gladys R. Armstrong, 87, 1024 Grove St., died at 10:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 1996, at a Joplin nursing home after a short illness. 

Mrs. Armstrong was born March 1, 1909, at Cassville. She lived most of her life in the Carthage area. She had worked in the housekeeping department at McCune-Brooks Hospital, Carthage. 

She was a member of First Baptist Church, Carthage. 

She married Edgar Armstrong on Sept. 29, 1934, at Carthage. He died March 7, 1966. 

Survivors include two sons, Ernest Armstrong, Carthage, and Edgar Armstrong, Nixa; two brothers, Calvin Schreck, Joplin, and Earl Schreck, Charleston; Mo.a sister, Mary Kenner, the state of California; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ulmer Funeral Home. The Rev. S. Ray Crews will officiate. Burial will be in Park Cemetery. 

Jason Bell 

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. Jason Wayne Bell, 23, Mount Vernon, was pronounced dead at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 1996, of injuries received in a one-vehicle accident on Route UU, four miles west of Miller. 

Mr. Bell was born Oct. 4, 1972, at Aurora. He was a farmer and a lineman for an electric company. He was active in Future Farmers of America in high school, serving as president of the Mount Vernon chapter. 

Survivors include his parents, John and Kaye Bell, Mount Vernon; and three sisters, Roxanne Ellison, Regina Bell and Christine Wiehe, of Miller. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church, Mount Vernon. The Rev. Dace Delaney will officiate. Burial will be in Rock Prairie Cemetery, Halltown. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home. 

Contributions may be made to Mount Vernon Chapter, FFA Alumni Scholarship Fund, in care of the funeral home. 

Imogene Henderson 

PURDY, Mo. Imogene Henderson, 68, Purdy, died at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2, 1996, at her home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Henderson was born April 15, 1928, in Purdy and was a lifetime resident. She was a 1946 graduate of Purdy High School. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Purdy, Monett Ladies Gold League and Cassville Ladies League. 

She married Morris Henderson on April 26, 1947, at Wichita, Kan. He survives. 

Additional survivors include two sons, Denny Henderson and Randy Henderson, both of Purdy; a daughter, Kathy Davis, Purdy; four brothers, Joe Rhea, Independence, Bill Rhea, Kingsville, Carroll Rhea and Richard Rhea, both of Monett; two sisters, Lorene Benbrook, Vista, Calif., and Ann Quinn, Lee's Summit; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Purdy. The Rev. Jerry Fransico and the Rev. Bob Neely will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, southwest of Purdy. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Contributions may be made to Quality Health Care and Hospice of Cassville, in care of the funeral home. 

Nellie Howes 

GRANBY, Mo. Services for Nellie Jane Howes, 98, Granby, who died Sunday, will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Sweetwater Baptist Church, Granby. 

The Rev. Tom Casady will officiate. Burial will be in Newtonia IOOF Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Wayne Rowe, Donnie Rowe, Gene Rowe, Jeff Boyd, Greg Turner and Chester Bryant. 

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Clark Funeral Home, Granby. 

Contributions may be made to Sweetwater Baptist Church, Granby. 

Marie Hughes 

SOUTH GREENFIELD, Mo. Marie V. Hughes, 87, South Greenfield, died at 2:40 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 1996, at a Greenfield nursing home after an illness. 

Mrs. Hughes was born Feb. 8, 1909, in Dade County. She was a homemaker and a member of Greenfield First Christian Church. 

She married Noel G. Hughes on May 28, 1927, at Greenfield. He died July 3, 1977. 

Survivors include two sons, Noel Johnson Hughes, Greenfield, and Dwain Hughes, South Greenfield; a daughter, Peggy Sue Carter, Neosho; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Greenfield Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Gene Clack and the Rev. John Splechter will officiate. Burial will be in Greenfield Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Steve Mitchell, Brad Jines, Randy Rader, David Andrews, Jeffrey A. Carter and Randy J. Carter. 

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 

Contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri or to a charity of the donor's choice. 

Bertha Liedtke 

WEBB CITY, Mo. Bertha V. Liedtke, 74, 742 N. Wilson St., Webb City, died at 12:35 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 1996, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, after a long illness. 

Mrs. Liedtke was born June 4, 1922, at Tedford Mines, Canada. She had lived in Webb City since 1968, moving from Olathe, Kan. 

She formerly had worked as cafeteria manager for St. Peter's Catholic School, Joplin. She had done volunteer work for the Area Agency on Aging and the Girl Scouts. 

She was a member of Sacred Hearth Catholic Church, Webb City. She was a member of High Hopes Support Group, The Surviving Spouses and Visions Unlimited. 

She married Fred Liedtke on March 18, 1946, at Yonkers, N.Y. He died on Jan. 10, 1990. 

Survivors include three daughters, Valerie Wade, Santa Anna, Calif., Michelle McQueen, Claremore, Okla., and Denise Clark, Webb City; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home, Webb City, with the Rev. Rick L. Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City. 

Pallbearers will be Maurice Clark, Roger Clark, Gary Spear, Bill Lucchi, David Carver and Don Darby. 

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

Harold Nichols 

GRANBY, Mo. Harold Ernest Nichols, 86, Granby, died at 12:20 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 1996, at a Neosho nursing home after several months of ill health. 

Mr. Nichols was born Jan. 2, 1910, in Granby. He was a lifelong Granby resident. He was a farmer and laborer. 

He married Etta Sue Burress on March 12, 1935. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Jim Nichols, Clay Center, Kan.; three daughters, Twyla Patterson and Evelyn June Nichols, both of Granby, and Joy Laird, Olathe, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Clark Funeral Home, Granby. The Rev. Max Bishop and Herb Spencer will officiate. Burial will be in Granby Memorial Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

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

Ruby Watson 

WENTWORTH, Mo. Ruby L. Watson, 78, Wentworth route 1, died at 11:57 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2, 1996, at Cox Monett Hospital, Monett, after a long illness. 

Mrs. Watson was born July 27, 1918, at Hartshorne, Okla. She moved to Wentworth 26 years ago from Oklahoma City, Okla. She was a homemaker and a Protestant. 

She married George Watson in 1936 at El Reno, Calif. He survives. 

Additional survivors include a daughter, Jacqueline R. Woods, Nowata, Okla.; a sister, Minnie McIlroy, Rogers, Ark.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements are pending with Housh Funeral Home, Sarcoxie. 

Carrie Morrow 

PITTSBURG, Kan. Carrie E. Morrow, 93, formerly of 407 E. Eighth St., died at 7:50 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2, 1996, at Mount Carmel Medical Center after a long illness. She had lived in a Pittsburg nursing home for the past 5" years. 

Mrs. Morrow was born Nov. 29, 1902, at Corry in Dade County, Mo. She had lived in the Corry area most of her life until moving to Pittsburg in 1986. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Church of God at Greenfield, Mo., where she taught Sunday school for many years. 

She married William McKinley Glenn on July 3, 1917, in Dade County, Mo. He died Sept. 12, 1935. She married Thomas Nelson Morrow on March 8, 1944, in Greenfield. He died June 28, 1994. 

Survivors include three sons, William D. Glenn, Raytown, Mo., Virgil L. Glenn and Olen H. Glenn, both of Pittsburg; three daughters, Hazel M. Killingsworth, Lemoncove, Calif.; Helen E. Bigler and J. Maxine Dille, Pittsburg; 10 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Pittsburg. The Rev. Verlon Koch will officiate. Graveside services and burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corry (Mo.) Cemetery. 

Friends may call at the funeral home until the service time. 

Tyler Spence 

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. Tyler Ross Spence, infant son of Ted and Mary Spence, 1040 E. 29th Place, died at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 1996, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, Mo. 

He was born at 5:03 p.m. Sept. 1, 1996, in Joplin. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Baxter Springs. 

Additional survivors include a sister, Tiffany Jo Spence, of the home; maternal grandparents, Louis and Ruth Rotert, Galena route 1; paternal grandparents, Kenneth and June Spence, Baxter Springs; and paternal great-grandparents, Ben and Pearl Spence, Baxter Springs. 

Private graveside services will be Wednesday at Baxter Cemetery. The Rev. Charles Middleton will officiate. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Derfelt's Baxter Chapel, Baxter Springs. 

Mary Jeffries 

GROVE, Okla. Mary Jeffries, 93, Grove, died at 8:50 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 1996, at a Grove nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Jeffries was born Jan. 6, 1903, at Smithville. She was a lifetime resident of Delaware County. She was a member of Assembly of God Church, Disney. 

Survivors include two sons, Robert Leon Easter, Southwest City, Mo., and Coalman R.D. Easter, Wichita, Kan.; a brother, Leonard DeMoss, Gravette, Ark.; three sisters, Viglenna Durantey, Oklahoma City, Okla., Dicey Clay, Guthrie, Okla., and Lovie Zibley, the state of Oklahoma; 22 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Southwest City Full Gospel Church. The Rev. Mark Short will officiate. Burial will be in Maysville (Ark.) Cemetery. 

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. 

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

Helen Koontz 

PICHER, Okla. Services for Helen Arbs Koontz, 80, 504 S. College St., who died Sunday, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher. 

Kenny Charter will officiate. Burial will be in Baxter Springs (Kan.) Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Danny Pettit, Lester Ward, Ronnie Timms, Ron Radford, Paul Donaldson and Glenn Beauchamp. 

Lela Rhodes 

WYANDOTTE, Okla. Lela Jane Crowder Rhodes, 75, Wyandotte route 2, died at 7:40 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2, 1996, at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, after an illness. 

Mrs. Rhodes was born Aug. 4, 1921, at Hardy, Ark. She had lived in the Wyandotte area for about 65 years. She was a seamstress for Glenn Berry Manufacturing Co. She also worked as a cook at nursing homes in the area. She was a member of Sycamore Chapel Methodist Church, Wyandotte. 

She married Ruben Rhodes on April 13, 1940, at Miami. He survives. 

Additional survivors include two sons, Ron Rhodes, Miami, and Kleo Rhodes, Commerce; a daughter, Colleen Chuckluck, Wyandotte; two brothers, LeRoy Crowder, Cherryvale, Kan., and August Crowder, Wyandotte; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements are pending with Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.

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