Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Nadine Brickell 

Nadine W. Brickell, 81, Spring Valley, Calif., a former Joplin resident, died at 7 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2, 1996, at her home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Brickell was born May 21, 1915, at Miami, Okla. She lived in Joplin from 1919 to 1934. She had lived a year at Spring Valley, moving from Baltimore, Md. She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross. She was a homemaker and a Presbyterian. 

Her husband, Harold Brickell, preceded her in death. 

Survivors include a daughter, Nancysue Gamble, Chula Vista, Calif.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Erickson-Anderson Mortuary, La Mesa, Calif. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in Ivy Lawn Cemetery, Ventura, Calif. 

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary. 

Contributions may be made to the American Red Cross. 

Ed Cropper 

Graveside services for Edmond D. ``Ed'' Cropper, 52, Joplin, who died Saturday, will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Osborne Memorial Cemetery. 

The Rev. J.K. Wright will officiate. 

Arrangements are under direction of Parker Mortuary. 

Nadine Gillen 

Nadine Gillen, 83, Joplin, died at 1:31 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, 1996, at Freeman Hospital West after an illness. The date of her death was reported incorrectly in an obituary in Wednesday's editions. 

Mrs. Gillen was born March 12, 1913, at Carl Junction. She moved to Joplin in 1977 from Augusta, Kan. She was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Joplin. 

She married James W. Gillen on June 30, 1934, at Independence. He died Oct. 6, 1987. 

Survivors include two sons, J. Vincent Gillen, Oceanside, Calif., and Stephen L. Gillen, Joplin; a daughter, Kathryn A. Stell, Whittier, Calif.; a brother, Oren Downs, Brooksville, Fla.; two sisters, Dortha Appleman, Carl Junction, and Wilma Peck, Carthage; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

The body will be cremated. 

Private memorial services will be conducted at Parker Mortuary, Joplin. Alicia West, pastor, will officiate. 

Dimple Green 

Dimple Nadine Green, 80, 3300 E. 13th St., died at 6:10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 1996, at the home of a daughter in Edmond, Okla., after a long illness. 

Mrs. Green was born April 6, 1916, at Monett. She had lived in Joplin 45 years. She was a member of Westside Christian Church, Joplin. She had been a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 534 Auxiliary, Joplin, since 1967. 

She married Frank Carroll Green on June 27, 1944, at Columbus, Kan. He died July 13, 1982. 

Survivors include two daughters, Vicki Allen, Edmond, and Shannie K. Henley, Springfield; three sisters, Wanda Webb, Oklahoma City, Okla., June Gulick, Joplin, and Crystal Mott, Monett; and two grandsons. 

The body has been cremated. 

Graveside memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Forest Park Cemetery, Joplin. The family will receive friends at the home after the services. 

Cremation was under direction of Demuth Funeral Home, Oklahoma City. 

Russell Spurgeon 

Russell D. Spurgeon, 68, 5674 Danson Lane, died at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 1996, at Freeman Hospital East after a long illness. 

Mr. Spurgeon was born May 15, 1928, at Deepwater. He moved to Joplin in January 1973 from the state of California, where he lived most of his life. He owned and operated Spurgeon Construction Co. in Joplin from 1974 until retiring in 1988. 

He had worked as a journeyman for Steel Foundries at San Leandro, Calif., and for Precision Steel Castings in Joplin. He was a member of the United Steel and Iron Workers Union. He also had worked as a foreman on a thoroughbred horse ranch and a cattle ranch, and had been a school bus driver, all in the state of California. 

He was co-founder of the Volunteer Fire Department at Tres Pinos, Calif. He bowled in the San Jose, Calif., Firefighters Bowling League. He was a member of Joplin Elks Lodge No. 501. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. 

Survivors include three daughters, Diann Fortado, Oakdale, Calif., Nancy Slaughter, 5690 Danson Lane, and Laura Carden, Joplin route 7; a son, Roy Spurgeon, 201 N. Pearl Ave.; a brother, Harrison Spurgeon, Lowry City; and nine grandchildren. 

Arrangements are pending with Parker Mortuary. 

Chuckie Sticklen IV 

Graveside services for Charles Joseph ``Chuckie'' Sticklen IV, 1-year-old son of Charlie and Dawn Sticklen, 4001 Remington Place, who died Monday, will be at 3 p.m. today at Osborne Memorial Cemetery. 

The Rev. Leonard R. Chambers will officiate. 

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the family home. 

Arrangements are under direction of Parker Mortuary. 

Contributions may be made to the Neonatal Clinic at Freeman Hospital West or to Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School, both in Joplin. 

David Vernatti 

David Ray Vernatti, 72, El Cajon, Calif., a former Joplin resident, died at 1:05 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2, 1996, at Kaiser Hospital, San Diego, Calif., after suffering an apparent heart attack on Aug. 13. 

Mr. Vernatti was born Oct. 22, 1923, at Pittsburg, Kan. He lived in Joplin most of his life, moving to El Cajon in 1965. He was a tool and die maker for 10 years at the former Sperry-Vickers Inc. in Joplin. He worked in the Convair Division for General Dynamics Corp. at San Diego from 1965 until retiring in 1991. 

He was a member of Granite Hills Christian Church, El Cajon. He was a past deacon and treasurer of Blendville Christian Church, Joplin. He was a member of El Cajon Elks Lodge No. 1812. He was an Army Medical Corps veteran of World War II. 

He married Alta Mary Harrison on Jan. 25, 1943, at Webb City. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a daughter, Vicki Kitts, Lakeside, Calif.; a brother, William James Vernatti, Mount Vernon; a sister, Geraldine Watts, Joplin; three grandsons; and two great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements are pending with Parker Mortuary. 

Jesus Guajardo 

GOLDEN CITY, Mo. Jesus Guajardo, 48, Golden City, died at 11:17 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a short illness. 

Mr. Guajardo was born May 21, 1948, at Molina Henriques, Mexico. He lived at Mercedes, Texas, for more than 20 years before moving to Golden City. He worked as a migrant farm laborer for Stephens Farms. 

He married Ophelia Hernendez on Sept. 5, 1970, at Ramirez, Mexico. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Jesus Guajardo Jr., of the home; three daughters, Hilda Franco, Hollister, Calif., and Emma Guajardo and Nidia Guajardo, both of the home; his parents, Jose and Augustina Guajardo, Mercedes route 1; a sister, Marie DeLaluz, state of Ohio; and a grandchild. 

Arrangements are pending with Guerra Funeral Home, Weslaco, Texas. Local arrangements are under direction of Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena, Kan. 

Eli Getman 

HALLOWELL, Kan. Eli Noah Getman, 76, rural Hallowell, died at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 1996, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, Mo., after a short illness. 

Mr. Getman was born July 28, 1920, at West Mineral. He attended schools at Sherwin and Hallowell. He was a farmer in Cherokee County. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Central Christian Church, Joplin. 

He married Dollie McCormick on Jan. 19, 1947, at Columbus. She survives. 

Also surviving are two sons, Jack Getman and Joe Getman, both of Hallowell; two daughters, Mabel McCormick, Oswego, and Eva Phillips, Labette City; three sisters, Cecil Shilby, Dallas, Texas, Lydia McCormick, Columbus, and Nellie Busick, Biggs, Ore.; a brother, Charlie Getman, Topeka; 17 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Murdock Funeral Home, Columbus. Minister Eric Hurd will officiate. Burial will be in Edgmand Cemetery, rural Columbus. 

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

The family will be at the home of Jack Getman, Hallowell. 

Marie Lilly 

GALENA, Kan. Marie Sadie Lilly, 87, Galena, died at 9:25 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Lilly was born Feb. 5, 1909, at Snoqualmie, Wash. She moved to Galena 23 years ago from Lamar, Mo. She was a homemaker. 

Her husband, Jewel Lilly, preceded her in death. 

Survivors include a sister, Mary Makowski, Galena; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery, Galena. The Rev. Jim Williams will officiate. 

Arrangements are under direction of Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena. 

Muriel Bradley 

MIAMI, Okla. Muriel Corrine Bradley, 85, 41 N. Main St., died at 8:37 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 1996, at the home of her daughter in Tulsa after a long illness. 

Mrs. Bradley was born Sept. 12, 1910, in Miami. She was a lifetime area resident. She was a graduate of Wyandotte High School. She was a cafeteria worker at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, Miami, before retiring. She attended Miami Friends Church. 

She married Ingram James Bradley in 1929 in Miami. He died in June 1964. 

Survivors include a son, James W. Bradley, Catoosa; a daughter, Geraldine I. Higgins, Tulsa; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Seneca (Mo.) Cemetery. The Rev. Steve Irvin will officiate. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami. 

Charles Hooker 

SULPHUR SPRINGS, Ark. Charles Wayne ``Chuck'' Hooker, 38, Sulphur Springs, a former resident of Joplin, Mo., was killed in a motorcycle accident Saturday, Aug. 31, 1996, in Delaware County, Okla. 

Mr. Hooker was born May 18, 1958, at Torrance, Calif. He moved in 1972 from Carson, Calif., to Joplin, where he lived most of his life. He was a member of local motorcycle groups. 

Survivors include a son, Daniel D. Hooker, Lamar, Mo.; two daughters, Amanda Hooker, Lamar, and Heather Hooker, rural Pekin, Ill.; his mother, Barbara Hooker, Pasadena, Calif.; a brother, Kenneth Michael Hooker, West Los Angeles, Calif.; two sisters, Kelly Iacovelli, Paramount, Calif., and Cheryl Jiminez, Pasadena; and paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Margaret Hooker, 215 S. Connor Ave., Joplin. 

The body will be cremated. 

Arrangements are pending with Parker Mortuary, Joplin.

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