Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Lucille Tandy 

Lucille M. Tandy, 73, Joplin route 1, died at 5:40 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, of a short illness. 

Mrs. Tandy was born Aug. 10, 1923, at Picher, Okla. She was a homemaker and a member of Prosperity (Mo.) Community Church. She had lived more than 40 years at rural Joplin. 

Her husband, Oliver Tandy, died Sept. 23, 1993. 

Surviving are four sons, Danny Tandy and Donnie Tandy, both of Webb City, and Steven Tandy and John Spicer, both of Joplin route 1; a daughter, Virginia Powers, Joplin route 1; four sisters, Loretta Lewis, Betty Clark and Louis Spicer, all of the state of Oklahoma, and Peggy Sloniker, Carthage; 21 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. 

Sons will serve as pallbearers. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City. Wayne Wheeler, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Webb City Cemetery. 

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

Wanda Griffin 

Wanda M. Griffin, 75, 2002 N. Florida, died at 3:40 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 1996, at Freeman West, Joplin, after an illness. 

Mrs. Griffin was born Sept. 8, 1921, at Lead, S.D. She was a residential nurse for a local doctor for 15 years. She also worked in area hospitals. She retired in 1981. She was a member of Church of Christ, Joplin. She was graduated from Carl Junction High School in 1939 and from St. John's Hospital School of Nursing, Joplin, in 1953. 

She married M.D. Griffin in June 1942 in Joplin. He survives. 

Additional survivors include a daughter, Patricia Richart, Sugar Land, Texas; a sister, LaVon Thornberry, Asbury; and a grandson. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin. Pat Peck, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin. 

Contributions may be made to the Arthritis Association, in care of the funeral home. 

Angelic Smith 

Angelic Nicole Smith, infant daughter of Jan Smith and Leann Susan Garoutte, 4318 Tiffany Lane, Joplin, died at 4:20 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 1996, at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, after an illness. 

She was born Sept. 14, 1996 in Springfield. 

Additional survivors include a brother, William Greer, of the home; a sister, Rebecca Rhinehart, of the home; paternal grandparents, J. Kirby Smith, Waterloo, Iowa, and Jessie and Patricia Sweeney, Diamond; maternal grandparents, William and Sue Garoutte, Duenweg; paternal great-grandparents, Mike and Dorothy Dirkes, La Porte City, Iowa, and Harold and Betty Smith, Washburn, Iowa; and maternal great-grandmother, Beulah Garoutte, Stotts City. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin. The Rev. Elton White will officiate. 

Pallbearer will be William Garoutte. 

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to service time Tuesday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin. 

Herald Bass 

LAMAR, Mo. Herald Oden ``Jack'' Bass, 86, Jerico Springs route 1, formerly of Lamar, died at 12:35 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 1996, at Barton County Memorial Hospital, Lamar, after a short illness. 

Mr. Bass was born Aug. 17, 1910, at Milford. He had lived in Jerico Springs since 1994. He lived most of his life in Barton County. He was an Army veteran of World War II who served in the medical supply unit. He was a truck driver for 22 1/2 years for Safeway and for 22 1/2 years for Yellow Freight System. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church, Barton County. He was a past master and member of Masonic Lodge No. 292 AF&AM at Lamar and a member of the Teamsters Union Local No. 823. 

He married Mary E. Leslie on Feb. 4, 1938, at Joplin. She died Sept. 7, 1995. 

Surviving are two sons, Howard Bass, Lamar, and James W. Bass, Alba; two daughters, Mary Ann Winkler, Jerico Springs, and Bettijeane Evans, Independence, Mo.; a brother, Ora O. Bass, Lamar; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lohmeyer-Konantz Funeral Home, Lamar. The Rev. Clif Crockett will officiate. Burial will be in Greenfield Cemetery, south of Jerico Springs. 

Pallbearers will be Garron Bass, Randy Bass, Joe Hale, Dennis Evans, Mike Evans, Ned Jeffries and Robert Marriott. 

Masonic services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where visitation will follow until 8 p.m. 

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home. 

Albert Clabough 

GREENFIELD, Mo. Albert Eldward Clabough, 77, Greenfield, died at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 1996, at his home after a long illness. 

Mr. Clabough was born Feb. 5, 1919, in Dade County. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was employed by Greenfield Phillips 66 Service Station. He was retired from Mono Equipment Co., Springfield. 

He married Virginia Leith on Sept. 12, 1942, in Greenfield. She survives. 

Additional survivors include five sons, Robert Burns, Knob Noster, Tommy Burns and Raymond Burns, both of Pasadena, Texas, Jimmy Burns, Floresville, Texas, and Allen Clabough, Prattville, Ala.; two daughters, Sharon Lean, Forsyth, and Linda Floyd, Humansville; a brother, Lynn Clabough, Greenfield; four sisters, Blanche Taylor, Darryl Stump, and Daythel Anderson, all of Greenfield, and Karen Smith, Wichita, Kan.; 19 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Greenfield Funeral Chapel, Greenfield. The Rev. Charles Cross will officiate. Burial will be in Eudora Cemetery, Eudora. 

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

Contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri, in care of the funeral chapel. 

Dennis Collins 

LOCKWOOD, Mo. Dennis Lee Collins, 49, Lockwood, died at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 1996, at Crossroads Apartments at Miller of apparent natural causes. 

Mr. Collins was born Dec. 1, 1946, at Monett. He was a mill worker for a farmers' co-operative and was a member of Kingsway Christian Church, Mount Vernon. 

He married Judy Rapp in 1974 at Mount Vernon. She survives. 

Also surviving are a son, Derrick Collins, of the home; and his mother, Austa Collins, Mount Vernon. 

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at IOOF Cemetery, Mount Vernon. The Rev. James Terral will officiate. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, Mount Vernon. 

Contributions may be made to Kingsway Christian Church. 

George Eaton 

CARTHAGE, Mo. Services for George Henry Eaton, 68, Route 3, Carthage, who died Saturday, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Iconium Baptist Church, Iconium. The Rev. Leroy Weeks will officiate. Burial will be in Iconium Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be David Barnhart, Craig Goodman, Rick Baird, Archie Dunn, Rick Renner, Carl Rose and Larry Cooper. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Housh Funeral Home, Sarcoxie. 

Jack Murray 

CARTHAGE, Mo. Jack E. Murray, 81, Carthage, died at 2:40 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 1996, at McCune Brooks Hospital, Carthage, after a lengthy illness. 

Mr. Murray was born Nov. 13, 1914, in South Bend, Ind. He owned and operated Hyde's Flowers, Carthage. He moved to Carthage in June 1958 from Kansas City. He was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church, Carthage, and Carthage Rotary Club. He was an Army veteran of World War II. 

He married Harriette Hyde on Nov. 22, 1944, in Carthage. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, John H. Murray, London, England; a daughter, Sarah A. Murray, Springfield, Mass.; a brother, Paul Murray, Tulsa, Okla.; a sister, Mary Louise Winters, Arlington, Texas; and a grandchild. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anne's Catholic Church. The Rev. Timothy Locke will officiate. Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Carthage. 

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ulmer Funeral Home, Carthage. Visitation will follow. 

Bill Thompson 

LAMAR, Mo. William D. ``Bill'' Thompson, 76, Lamar, died at 12:25 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 1996, at Barton County Memorial Hospital, Lamar, after a long illness. 

Mr. Thompson was born April 4, 1920, in Bronson, Kan. He was a longtime resident of Barton County. He was graduated from Lamar High School in 1938. He was employed by F.M. Thorpe Industries, Lamar, for 47 years. He was a member of Lamar United Methodist Church, a charter member of Lamar Optomist Club and Lamar Rotary Club, past president of Lamar Country Club, and a United Methodist Man for the church. He was a Paul Harris Fellow in the Lamar Rotary Club and was named Rotarian of the Year in 1987-1988. He helped establish the Lamar Sheltered Workshop and was on the first board of trustees for the Barton County Health Department. He was an Army veteran of World War II. 

He married Eva Divine on June 20, 1941. She died in 1962. 

He married Sara Jo Percy on Feb. 16, 1963. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a daughter, Sheila Roland, Lamar; a brother, Leland Thompson, Carthage; two stepsons, Jimmy Dale Gardner, Castroville, Calif., and Wade Gardner, Lamar; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 

Services are pending with Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar. 

Barry Wilson 

LOCKWOOD, Mo. Barry Victor Wilson, 47, Lockwood, died at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 1996, at Freeman West in Joplin after a long illness. 

Mr. Wilson was born April 7, 1949, at Greeley, Colo. He was a self-employed heavy equipment operator. 

He married Cheryl Vandergriff on Aug. 18, 1973, at Purdy. She survives. 

Additional survivors include his parents, George and Josephine Wilson, Lamar; two brothers, Mike Wilson, Jerico Springs, and Wayne Wilson, Lamar; and a sister, Betty Jo Bucher, Springfield. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Greenfield Cemetery, Jerico Springs. The Rev. Jim Thomas will officiate. 

Contributions may be made to American Diabetes Foundation, in care of Lockwood Funeral Chapel, Lockwood. 

Hilda Dover 

PITTSBURG, Kan. Hilda I. Dover, 83, No. 14 Fourth Street Circle, Pittsburg, died at 11:29 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 1996, at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Pittsburg, after a long illness. 

Mrs. Dover was born Oct. 17, 1912, in McCune, Kan. She was a lifelong area resident. She was a housewife and a homemaker. She was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons. 

She married Charles W. Dover on Feb. 10, 1940, in McCune. He died Dec. 20, 1971. 

There are no immediate survivors. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Brenner Mortuary Chapel, Pittsburg. The Rev. Bruce Gotschall will officiate. Burial will be in Pittsburg Garden of Memories, Pittsburg. 

Delbert Gary 

PITTSBURG, Kan. Delbert E. ``Haney'' Gary, 46, 506 N. Olive, died at 4:08 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., after a one-year illness. 

Mr. Gary was born Oct. 23, 1949, in Pittsburg, where he was a lifetime resident. He worked 10 years in maintenance for Conner Realty, Pittsburg. He retired in 1990 because of ill health. 

Surviving are two brothers, Michael E. Gary, Kansas City, Mo., and Charles L. Gary, of the home. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Pittsburg. Burial will be in Rosebank Cemetery, Mulberry. 

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. 

Francis Merritt 

MIAMI, Okla. Francis L. Merritt, 84, 2525 Elm St. N.E., Miami, died at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., after a lengthy illness. 

Mrs. Merritt was born Sept. 1, 1912, in Sinton, Texas. She lived in Miami for a year. She moved from Oklahoma City, where she had resided most of her life. She had operated a dress shop in Oklahoma City for 11 years. She was a member of Bethany Christian Church, Miami, and Cheaf Chapter in the Order of the Eastern Star, Oklahoma City. 

She married Gene Merritt on Dec 30, 1928, in Oklahoma City. He survives. 

Additional survivors include a daughter, Jackie L. Buzzard, Afton; two sons, Gene R. Merritt, El Dorado, Ark., and Chris Merritt, Baltimore, Md.; a sister, Lee Izora, Columbus, Ohio; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. 

Arrangements are pending with Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.

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