Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Howard Cody 

Memorial services for Howard Stout Cody, 83, McPherson, Kan., who died Monday, will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Newton, Kan. He was the stepfather of three Joplin residents and one Neosho resident. 

The Rev. Joyce W. Holmes will officiate. Burial will be in the church columbarium. 

Arrangements are under direction of Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead, Kan. 

Contributions may be made to the church. 

Survivors include his wife, the former Mary G. Mapes, and a stepdaughter, Nancy Jones, McPherson. Both were misidentified in a story in Thursday's editions. 

Everett Daniels 

Everett Paul Daniels, 87, Joplin, died at 6:12 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center after an illness. 

Mr. Daniels was born Dec. 16, 1908, in Joplin. He was a lifelong resident. He had been a heavy equipment operator for Missouri Mining Co., and a truck driver for Powell Brothers Trucking and for Time D.C. Inc. He was a skilled carpenter and a member of West Side Christian Church, Joplin. 

He married Wilma Black on Oct. 12, 1930, in Joplin. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Gene Daniels, Joplin; three daughters, Evelyn Smith, Carson City, Nev., Pamela Baker, Houston, Texas, and Pauletta Ideker, Joplin; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. 

Arrangements are pending with Parker Mortuary. 

Charles Rowland 

Charles Rowland, 61, Lead Hill, Ark., died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1996, at North Arkansas Medical Center, Harrison, after a short illness. He was the brother of Helen Deimetroff, Joplin. 

Mr. Rowland was born Sept. 29, 1934, at Marionville. He was a truck driver and a Pentecostal. 

Additional survivors include his wife, Wanda Rowland; a son, Paul Rowland, Harrison, Ark.; two daughters, Marilyn Hunsucker, Branson, and Sharon McCale, Hollister; a brother, Bob Rowland, Branson; another sister, Bea Gebhart, Las Vegas, Nev.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Peel (Ark.) Full Gospel Church. The Rev. Carroll Johnson, the Rev. Gene Saylors and the Rev. Junior Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Milum Cemetery, Lead Hill. 

Pallbearers will be Paul Rowland, Rodney Parker, Jeff Parker, Matt Johnson, Steve Forster, Jason Vandarwood and Steve Dees. 

The body may be viewed from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Coffman Funeral Home, Harrison. 

Hazel Edmondson 

CASSVILLE, Mo. Hazel H. Edmondson, 76, Cassville, died at 7:53 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 1996, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a sudden illness. 

Mrs. Edmondson was born Feb. 4, 1920, in the state of Arkansas. She graduated from Cassville High School. She and her husband owned and operated the Edmondson Food Store, Cassville. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Memorial Park board, the Silver Leaf Benefit Club and the Cassville Golf Club, all in Cassville. She was a member of the National League of Families of Prisoners of War/Missing in Action. 

She married William A. ``Bill'' Edmondson on Aug. 6, 1937, in Cassville. He survives. 

Additional survivors include two sons, William ``Rocky'' Edmondson, a Vietnam veteran listed as missing in action, and Jim Bower, Cassville; a daughter, Gayle Farmer, Fort Gibson, Okla.; a sister, Lois Haskins, Seminole, Okla.; and three grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Williamson Funeral Home, Cassville. The Rev. Bob Neely and the Rev. Michael Davidson will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville. 

Pallbearers will be Jay Kimball, Will Farmer, Carol Hutchens, Phil Hutchens, Bob Lee, John Seely, Verdayne Riddle, Willard Burton, Bill Beck, Harold Reese and Hershel Stehlik. 

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

Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice, in care of the funeral home. 

Alene Lowrey 

CARTHAGE, Mo. Alene C. Lowrey, 82, 808 W. Central Ave., died at 2:55 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 1996, at a local nursing home after a two-year illness. 

Mrs. Lowrey was born Sept. 25, 1913, at Bentonville, Ark. She lived in Carthage from 1942 to 1964, when she moved to Tempe, Ariz. She returned to Carthage in 1977. She was a homemaker. She was a 25-year member of the First Baptist Church of Carthage and was a teacher for the Dependable Sunday school class. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star at Carterville, the Pleasant Valley Extension Club and the Arizona State University Extension Club. 

She married Roy N. Lowrey on Dec. 11, 1937, at Joplin. He survives. 

Other survivors include a son, Kurt N. Lowrey, Tempe; a daughter, Sally Lee Ford, Parkville; and three grandchildren. 

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Knell Mortuary, Carthage. The Rev. Ray Crews will officiate. Burial will be in Park Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Ralph Shipman, Ralph Howard, Ben Steeples, Joe Butler, Wayne Thomas and Neel Baucom. 

Contributions may be made to the Family Life Center at the First Baptist Church. 

Robert Pierce 

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. Robert Pierce, 66, Mount Vernon, died at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1996, at his home after a long illness. 

Mr. Pierce was born Nov. 17, 1929, at Laramie, Wyo. He was a retired restaurant owner and operator. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a Baptist. 

He married Viola Faye Woods in 1951. She survives. 

Additional survivors include three sons, Charles Robert Pierce, St. Joseph, and Michael Ray Pierce and Richard Lee Pierce, both of Springfield; a daughter, Linda Faye Pierce, Springfield; three brothers, Russell Dean Pierce, Unionville, Va., Eddie Pierce, Pittsburg, Kan., and Richard Pierce, Altamont, Kan.; six sisters, Dorothy Lewis, Pittsburg, Jean Shaw, Greenfield, Sue Hare, Lockwood, Marie Grassman, Tulsa, Okla., Chris Maize, Adrian, and Mary Dickerson, Neosho; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lockwood United Methodist Church, Lockwood. Burial will be in Lockwood Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m today at Lockwood Funeral Chapel. 

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

Russell Wilkie 

STARK CITY, Mo. Russell Ray Wilkie, 63, Stark City, died at 12:58 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1996, at Freeman Neosho Hospital after a sudden illness. 

Mr. Wilkie was born Sept. 18, 1932, at Westville, Okla. He was a 1950 graduate of Westville High School. He graduated from Connors State College, Warner, Okla. He received bachelor's and master's degrees from Northeastern State College, Tahlequah, Okla. 

He moved to Mount Vernon in 1961 from Oklahoma. He taught school for five years at Mount Vernon and one year at Neosho. He was employed by the East Newton School District for 22 years, including 15 years as director of transportation. He retired in 1989. He was an Army veteran and a member of the Church of the Nazarene, Neosho. 

He married Getha Pickens on Dec. 23, 1960, at Westville. She survives. 

Additional survivors include two sons, Brent Wilkie, Stark City, and Brandon Wilkie, of the home; two daughters, Kathy Howe, Fairview, and Becky Wilkie, Berryville, Ark.; six brothers, J.C. Wilkie, Needles, Calif., Beryl Wilkie and Danny Wilkie, both of Westville, Dean Wilkie, Kansas City, Delman Wilkie, Fort Gibson, Okla., and Norman Wilkie, Jenks, Okla.; three sisters, Wanda Woods and Joyce Griggs, both of Tulsa, Okla., and Betty Warner, Copperas Cove, Texas; and four grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Clark Funeral Home, Granby. The Rev. Doug Gritka will officiate. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Alberty Cemetery, near Westville. 

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

Sue Barnes 

COLCORD, Okla. Leanna Sue Barnes, 57, Colcord, died at 10:58 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 1996, at Northwest Medical Center, Springdale, Ark., after a long illness. 

Ms. Barnes was born Jan. 1, 1939, in Delaware County. She worked as a nurse's aide in a hospital trauma center. She later worked at Gravette (Ark.) Nursing Home and Guinn Nursing Home, Jay. She was a member of Little Bethel Holiness Church, Cherokee City, Ark. 

Survivors include two brothers, William Barnes, Pryor, and Marion Barnes, Colcord; and three sisters, Lucy Bloss, Park Hill, Etta Mauler, Colcord, and Barbara Cruse, Claremore. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Little Bethel Holiness Church, with the Rev. Joel Farris officiating. Burial will be in Indianola Cemetery, Jay. 

Pallbearers will be Gary Bloss, Billy Bradshaw, Tomasstet Bradshaw, Marion Lee Barnes, Brandon Dennis and Mike Watson. 

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Hinderliter-Woodard Funeral Chapel, Jay. 

Roger Brown Jr. 

GROVE, Okla. Roger Maxwell Brown Jr., 60, Grove, died at 6:16 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 1996, at Grove General Hospital after an illness. 

Mr. Brown was born June 28, 1936, at Narcissa. He graduated from Joplin (Mo.) High School in 1954. He moved to Grove in 1989 from Neosho, Mo. He worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. for 35 years in the Joplin and Neosho offices. He retired in 1991. He was a member of the Grove Moose Lodge and the First Methodist Church, Grove. 

He married Beverly Temple on May 25, 1973, at Neosho. She survives. 

Additional survivors include two sons, Russell Brown, Miami, and Eric Brown, Naperville, Ill.; two daughters, Teresa Lacy, Miami, and Kim Brown Fitterling, Bridgeton, Mo.; his parents, Roger and Maxine Brown, Miller, Mo.; a sister, Joyce Cooper, Miller; and nine grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City, Mo. The Rev. B.J. Garber will officiate. 

Pallbearers will be John Craddock, Gary Laird, Bill Loewe and Charles E. Teague. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Parker Mortuary, Joplin. 

Contributions may be made to St. John's Hospice, Grove. 

Beau Hendricks 

MIAMI, Okla. Beau Bart Hendricks, 32, 307 J St. N.W., died Thursday, Sept. 12, 1996, at his home after a long illness. 

Mr. Hendricks was born July 31, 1964, at Duncan. He graduated from Miami High School in 1983. He was a cross-country truck driver for Sioux Trucking Co. He was a member of the Church of Christ, Johnson, Ark. 

Survivors include his mother, Fran McDaniel, of the home; his father, Monte Hendricks, Miami; three brothers, Joe Hendricks, Honolulu, Hawaii, Randy Hendricks, Boston, Mass., and Dana Hendricks, Springdale, Ark.; three sisters, Cheryl Montgomery, Commerce, Lauri Miller, Lake Mary, Fla., and Susie Langley, Miami; and paternal grandmother, Mrs. R.E. Meeker, Georgetown, Texas. 

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

Miranda Sopok 

MIAMI, Okla. Miranda Nicole Sopok, daughter of Melissa Sopok, Miami, died at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 1996, shortly after birth at Baptist Regional Health Center. 

Additional survivors include maternal grandparents, Barbara and Gary Crosby, Miami; and maternal great-grandmother, Florence Sopok, Miami. 

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Hickory Grove Cemetery, Miami. The Rev. Ron Cross will officiate. 

Arrangements are under direction of Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.

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