Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Bob McKenzie 

Robert Harold ``Bob'' McKenzie, 75, Joplin, died at 12:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 1996, at his home after an illness. 

Mr. McKenzie was born March 17, 1921, at Liberal. He lived most of his life in Joplin. He worked at Joplin Freight Co., and he retired in 1985 from Bagcraft Corp., where he was a production line worker. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Robert S. Thurman Post No. 13, American Legion, Joplin. 

He married Beatrice Lucille Ketchum in 1943 in Joplin. She died Dec. 11, 1995. 

Survivors include a brother, Ralph McKenzie, Pittsburg, Kan. 

Arrangements are pending with Parker Mortuary. 

Mary Hill 

PIERCE CITY, Mo. Mary A. Hill, 63, Pierce City, died at 4:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 1996, at Cox Medical Center-South, Springfield, after a one-year illness. 

Mrs. Hill was born Aug. 26, 1933, at St. Elmo, Ill. She had lived about 32 years in Pierce City. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Pleasant Hour Extension Club, both of Pierce City. 

She married Sidney ``Sid'' Hill on June 18, 1954, at Prescott, Ariz. He survives. 

Also surviving are a son, Gary Hill, Pierce City; a daughter, Sherry Hill, Tulsa, Okla.; and a grandson. 

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Lakin Funeral Home, Pierce City. The Rev. Rick Osborn will officiate. Burial will be in Pierce City Cemetery. 

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

Contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri or to the First Baptist Church. 

Gene King 

NEOSHO, Mo. Gene King, 55, Neosho, died about 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1996, at a hotel in West Memphis, Ark., of a sudden illness. 

Mr. King was born May 9, 1941, at Jenny Lind, Ark. He had lived the past two years in Neosho, moving from Joplin. He worked from 1976 to 1981 at Missouri Steel Castings, Joplin. He also had worked as a security guard. He served in the Army. He was a former member of the Masonic Lodge at Wichita, Kan. 

He married Anita Steele on Aug. 5, 1961, at Joplin. She died Nov. 17, 1986. 

Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer King, Joplin; four brothers, Herb King and Alvin King, both of Joplin, and Lloyd King and Ed King, both of Tulsa, Okla.; a sister, Lois Lewis, Joplin; and a grandchild. 

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin. The Rev. Phillip McClendon will officiate. 

Pallbearers will be Lyle King, Alvin King, Alan King, Bob Long, Ray Woodworth, Steve Lawrence and Richard Smith. 

Visitation will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Monday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin. 

Iva Mayfield 

LAMAR, Mo. Iva Marie Lavesta Mayfield, 81, Lamar, died at 9:05 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 1996, at Nevada (Mo.) Regional Medical Center after a short illness. 

Mrs. Mayfield was born Jan. 7, 1915, in Barton County. She was a lifetime resident of the county. She moved to Lamar in 1975 from the Irwin community. She attended Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church, northeast of Lamar. 

She married Harvey F. Mayfield on Aug. 14, 1935, in Barton County. He died Oct. 13, 1974. 

Survivors include two sons, Delbert Mayfield, Lamar, and Lyndel H. Mayfield, Ogden, Utah; two daughters, Jean Keithly and Janet Sechrest, both of Lamar; four brothers, Joe Greer, Willard, Utah, Leo Greer, Rexburg, Idaho, John Greer, Brigham City, Utah, and Wayne Greer, McAlester, Okla.; five sisters, Imogene Brunner, Fairbanks, Alaska, Betty Lance, Evanston, Wyo., Elaine Millard, Wasilla, Alaska, Joann Lawson, Sheldon, and Judy Agee, Nevada; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lohmeyer-Konantz Funeral Home, Lamar. The Rev. Leslie Rhodes and the Rev. Lee Howard will officiate. Burial will be in Sheldon Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be J.H. Phipps, Charles Mayfield, Wayne Braker, Bobby Crockett, John Stockdale and Roger Mayfield. 

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

Clayte Onstott 

LAMAR, Mo. Clayte Cecalia Onstott, 88, Lamar, died at 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 1996, at McCune-Brooks Hospital, Carthage, after a short illness. 

Mr. Onstott was born March 3, 1908, in Ralls County. He lived most of his life in Barton County. He was a retired farmer and a Baptist. 

He married Lula Rose Prine on Dec. 4, 1933, at Greenfield. She died Jan. 11, 1965. 

Survivors include a son, Max Prine, Lamar; a daughter, Ellene Stephens, Jasper; two brothers, Rolland Onstott and Russell Onstott, both of Lamar; a sister, Lila Moore, Lamar; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar. The Rev. John Dille will officiate. Burial will be in Killey Cemetery, near Lamar. 

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

Raymon Patten 

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. Raymon F. Patten, 69, Mount Vernon, died at 5:12 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 1996, at a business at 109 N. Hickory St. after suffering an apparent heart attack. 

Mr. Patten was born March 12, 1927, at Greenfield. He was an Army veteran. He was a member of Northside Baptist Temple, Mount Vernon. 

He married Virginia Bowles on May 18, 1958, at Aurora. She survives. 

Other survivors include two daughters, Donna Watson and Janet Patten, both of Mount Vernon; and a son, Ray Patten, Jefferson City. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Pennsboro Cemetery, Pennsboro, with the Rev. Esther Malmquist officiating. 

Pallbearers will be Roger Kerr, Lloyd Watson, Jason Patten, Billy Scarbrough, Winifred Duke and L.V. Cobb. 

Friends may call from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, Mount Vernon. 

Dale Patterson 

CARTHAGE, Mo. Dale L. Patterson, 69, Carthage, died at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 1996, at the Missouri Veterans Home, Mount Vernon, after a long illness. 

Mr. Patterson was born March 2, 1927, near Carthage. He was a lifelong Carthage area resident. Before retiring because of ill health, he was a farmer and an insurance agent for Jasper County Mutual Insurance Co. He attended Jasper United Methodist Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Post No. 6415, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Jasper. 

He married Mary Belle Goss on Dec. 7, 1947, at Jasper. She survives. 

Also surviving are a son, Bill Patterson, Duncan, Okla., and two grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Paradise Cemetery, south of Jasper. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Weng Funeral Home, Jasper. 

Contributions may be made to the VFW Scholarship Fund, in care of the funeral home. 

Flora Seybold 

WEBB CITY, Mo. Flora D. Seybold, 88, 908 N. Webb St., died at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 1996, at McCune-Brooks Hospital, Carthage, after an illness. 

Mrs. Seybold was born June 5, 1908, at Lebanon. She had lived in Webb City since 1929. She worked 20 years as a processor at Beauty Steak Co., Joplin, retiring in 1971. 

She married Charles P. Seybold in July 1946 at Bentonville, Ark. He died Jan. 16, 1982. 

Surviving are a brother, John Comer, Fairfield, Calif.; and a sister, Dell Williams, Wichita, Kan. 

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena, Kan. The Rev. Wayne Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Pence Cemetery, Baxter Springs, Kan., route 1. 

Nephews will serve as pallbearers. 

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

Gary Massa Jr. 

COLUMBUS, Kan. Gary W. Massa Jr., 25, Columbus route 2, died at 5:25 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 1996, at his home after an illness. 

Mr. Massa was born April 12, 1971, at Joplin, Mo. He grew up and attended schools in Columbus and Joplin. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church, Galena. 

He married Stephanie Clouser on Dec. 11, 1992, at Miami, Okla. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Cody Allan Massa, of the home; two daughters, Jessi Rachelle Massa and Toni Elizabeth Massa, both of the home; his parents, Gary and Linda Massa, rural Columbus; and three sisters, Vicki Spear, Columbus, Stacy Michel, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Kelli Hance, Carl Junction, Mo. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Assembly of God Church, Galena. Pastor Jim Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Columbus. 

Friends may call between noon Saturday and 8 p.m. Monday at Murdock Funeral Home, Columbus. 

Bertha Shipley 

COLUMBUS, Kan. Bertha C. Shipley, 93, Columbus, died at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 1996, at her home after an illness. 

Mrs. Shipley was born June 6, 1903, in Cherokee County. She was a member of Faulkner Christian Church. 

She married Earl Milton Shipley on Nov. 11, 1925, in Columbus. He died June 6, 1979. 

Survivors include two daughters, Norma J. Fell, Mission, and Imojune Hale, Afton, Okla.; a brother, Paul Holley, Bluejacket, Okla.; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Faulkner Christian Church, west of Columbus. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, south of Columbus. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Murdock Funeral Home, Columbus. 

Contributions may be made to St. John's Hospice, in care of the funeral home. 

Claude Smith 

COLUMBUS, Kan. Claude Smith, 87, Columbus, died at 12:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 1996, at Maude Norton Hospital after a long illness. 

Mr. Smith was born Dec. 18, 1908, near West Mineral. He worked for Pittsburg Midway Coal Co., Pittsburg, from 1929 to 1974. He also was a farmer. He was a member of the United Mine Workers union at Pittsburg and the United Methodist Church in Columbus. 

He married Mary Margaret Hartman on May 31, 1932, at Carthage, Mo. She survives. 

Other survivors include a son, Bill Smith, Columbus; two sisters, Lela Meriaux, Pittsburg, and Lola Irwin, Columbus; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Park Cemetery, Columbus. The Rev. Gary Parsons will officiate. 

Arrangements are under direction of Murdock Funeral Home, Columbus. 

Helen White 

PITTSBURG, Kan. Helen E. DeArmond White, 79, 708 N. Woodland St., died at 8:40 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 1996, at Salina Regional Health Center's Santa Fe Campus after an illness. 

Mrs. White was born Sept. 25, 1916, in Barton County, Mo. She lived in the Pittsburg area most of her life. She graduated from Pittsburg High School. She was a secretary for 35 years at the First Christian Church. 

She married Wally DeArmond on Aug. 15, 1933. He died May 31, 1961. She married Gordon White on Nov. 25, 1965. He died Dec. 19, 1970. 

Survivors include three sons, Fred DeArmond, Concordia, Clifford DeArmond, Oak Creek, Wis., and William E. DeArmond, Abilene; three sisters, Clara Graham and Alice Sanderson, both of Pittsburg, and Adalene Wilson, Tulsa, Okla.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Countryside Christian Church, Pittsburg. The Rev. Dan Muter will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery. 

Friends may call after 10 a.m. Sunday at Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, where the family will receive friends from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. 

Contributions may be made to Countryside Christian Church or to the American Cancer Society, in care of the mortuary. 

Charles Bybee 

WYANDOTTE, Okla. Charles Thomas Bybee, 70, rural Wyandotte, formerly of Joplin, Mo., died at 4:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 1996, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, after a one-year illness. 

Mr. Bybee was born June 19, 1926, at Ponca City. He lived most of his life at Joplin. He moved in 1986 to Paradise Point on Grand Lake. He retired in 1986 after 30 years with the Joplin post office. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 178, Grove. He helped develop and was a member of the Wyandotte Volunteer Fire Department. The Joplin Globe in 1968 named him ``Father of the Year'' for his involvement in Little League and youth activities. 

He was a member and past president of the Paradise Point Association. He was a charter member and former deacon of North Main Street Baptist Church and a former member and deacon of Empire Baptist Church, both of Joplin. He was a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church, Grove. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving on the USS Boise. 

He married Virginia Webber on Jan. 14, 1950, at Joplin. She survives. 

Also surviving are two sons, Mark Bybee, New Port Richey, Fla., and Barry Bybee, Owasso; two brothers, Jesse Bybee, Grove, and Leroy Bybee, Las Vegas, Nev.; three sisters, Imogene Davis, Evelyn Edwards and Velma Martin, all of Joplin; and four grandchildren. 

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church, Grove. The Rev. Robin Cowen will officiate. 

Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin. 

Pallbearers will be Paul Cook, Richard Ebert, Jeff Ebert, Allen Lacey, Stacy Stephens and Mitchell Stephens. 

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Parker Mortuary, Joplin. 

Contributions may be made to the choir fund at the First Baptist Church, Grove, in care of the mortuary. 

Beau Hendricks 

MIAMI, Okla. Graveside services for Beau Bart Hendricks, 32, 307 J St. N.W., who died Thursday, will be at 10 a.m. today at GAR Cemetery, Miami. 

Paul Woodhouse, minister, will officiate. 

Pallbearers will be Clark Sapp, Jerry Sapp, Bryan Langley, Randy Hendricks, Dana Hendricks and Joe Hendricks. 

Arrangements are under direction of Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami. 

Berchie Moxley 

MIAMI, Okla. Berchie L. Roberts Moxley, Miami, died at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 1996, at a nursing home in Commerce after a long illness. 

Mrs. Moxley was born at Afton. She lived most of her life in the Fairland and Miami areas. She graduated from Fairland High School. She had been a bookkeeper at Standard Auto Parts, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., the former Gosney Printing Co. and the Miami Co-op, all in Miami. She retired in 1972. 

She married Melvin Moxley in 1949 at Columbus, Kan. He died April 28, 1986. 

There are no immediate survivors. 

The family will be at the home of Marjorie Roberts, 432 H St. N.W., Miami. 

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

Bill Parman 

MIAMI, Okla. William R. ``Bill'' Parman, 68, Miami, died at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1996, at the Veterans Center, Talihina, after a long illness. 

Mr. Parman was born Sept. 18, 1927, at Oklahoma City. He retired from the Air Force as a technical sergeant. After retiring, he owned and operated Cherokee Erection Co., Grove. He was quartermaster and service officer for the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a member of the American Legion, both at Miami. 

He married Bettie Prather on June 2, 1965, at Las Vegas, Nev. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Robert W. Parman, Jackson, Miss.; three daughters, Glenda Sandford, Jackson, Viki Lynn Owens, Grove, and Chrystal Dotson, St. Louis, Mo.; his mother, Catherine Parman, Quapaw; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 

The body will be cremated. 

Arrangements are pending with Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove.

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