Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Evelyn Frederick 

Evelyn Frederick, 85, 3702 Ridge Drive, died at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Frederick was born Dec. 27, 1910, near Carrier, Okla. She graduated in 1929 from Marshall (Okla.) High School. She had lived the last three years in Joplin, moving from Enid, Okla. She retired from Sears and Roebuck, Enid. She was a charter member of the Willow Road Christian Church, Enid. 

She married Frank Johnson in 1929. He died in 1949. 

She married Ray Frederick in August 1953. He died in 1992. 

Survivors include two sons, Orville Johnson, Joplin, and David Johnson, Washington, D.C.; a daughter, Betty Bass, Enid; four brothers, Joe Hale, Purcell, Okla., Bill Hale, Gainsville, Texas, Bob Hale, Sand Springs, Okla., and Dick Hale, Pampa, Texas; two sisters, Virgie Brown, Enid, and Lois Norris, Odessa, Texas; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Willow Road Christian Church, Enid. 

Local arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary. 

Other arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home, Enid. 

Bill Hester 

Bill R. Hester, 69, Joplin, died at 6:51 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1996, at Freeman Hospital East where he had been a patient for two weeks. 

Mr. Hester was born Oct. 20, 1926, at Fort Scott, Kan. He had lived in Joplin most of his life. He was a stockbroker in Pharr, Texas, and had owned and operated an asphalt business in Joplin. 

Survivors include a daughter, Martha Garcica, Woodburn, Ore.; two brothers, Jackie W. Hester, Cassville, and Harold Lee Hester, Austin, Texas; two sisters, Louise M. Irelan, Joplin, and Mary Lou Barker, Nevada; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. today at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. J.K. Wright will officiate. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary. 

Amos Hall 

MONETT, Mo. Amos Hall, 92, Monett, died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 1996, at Cox Monett Hospital after a long illness. 

Mr. Hall was born Oct. 7, 1903, at Cassville. He was a longtime Monett resident. He was a retired farmer and a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of Mount Pisgah Methodist Church, Monett. 

He married the Rev. Anna Horn Hall on Nov. 11, 1939, at Galena, Mo. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a brother, Estel Hall, Cassville; and a sister, Ethel Alexander, Wellington, Kan. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett. The Rev. Arthur Hinnah and the Rev. Jerry Nickles will officiate. Burial will be in Ennes Cemetery, southeast of Cassville. 

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

Contributions may be made to Mount Pisgah Cemetery or the American Heart Association, in care of the funeral home. 

George Herbert 

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. George Herbert, 79, Mount Vernon, died at 11:17 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1996, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a short illness. 

Mr. Herbert was born Nov. 26, 1916, at Hopkins. He moved to the Mount Vernon area in 1969 from Creston, Iowa. He was the owner and operator of a liquor store in Mount Vernon. 

He married Virginia Houck on Oct. 31, 1941, at Savannah. She survives. 

Additional survivors include four sons, Jon Herbert, Aurora, Don Herbert, Louisville, Ky., Paul Herbert, Mount Vernon, and Mike Herbert, Lee's Summit; two daughters, Jill Jeffords and Mary Herbert, both of Mount Vernon; a sister, Pauline Miller, Monroe, Ga.; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at City Cemetery, Mount Vernon. The Rev. Tom Jackson will officiate. 

Pallbearers will be Terry Jensen, Steven Jensen, Jim Jensen, Shayne Herbert, Jeremy Herbert, Beau Herbert, Scott Herbert, Casey Herbert and Brian Herbert. 

Friends may call after 9 a.m. today at Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home. 

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

Pauline Moss 

LAMAR, Mo. Pauline Moss, 90, Lamar, died at 8:02 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1996, in a Lamar nursing home after a short illness. 

Mrs. Moss was born Oct. 3, 1905, at Ridgeway. She had lived in Barton County for 35 years. She was a homemaker, who raised and sold pet dogs. 

She married Darrell Porter Moss on Dec. 21, 1925, at Bethany. He died Dec. 8, 1991. 

She was a member of the United Methodist Church. 

Survivors include two sons, Don Moss, Lamar, and Lyle Moss, Seattle, Wash.; two brothers, Dick Morris, Gallatin, and Guy Morris, Sarasota, Fla.; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Morehead Cemetery, east of Lamar. Leon Bishop, minister, will officiate. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar. 

Pauline Nichols 

LAMAR, Mo. Pauline Grace Nichols, 84, Lamar, died at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1996, at Barton County Memorial Hospital, Lamar, after a sudden illness. 

Mrs. Nichols was born March 11, 1912, in Lamar. She was a lifetime resident. She was a retired operator for Bell Telephone Co. for 30 years. She also was a switchboard operator at O'Sullivan Industries in Lamar for 15 years. 

She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Lamar. 

She married William F. Nichols on Sept. 5, 1945, at Brownsville, Texas. He died Oct. 12, 1982. 

Survivors include a daughter, Pam Moore, Lamar; a brother, Keith Quillin, Lamar; and two granddaughters. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Daniel Funeral Home. The Rev. Drew Hill will officiate. Burial will be in Lake Cemetery, Lamar. 

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

Anna Bitner 

PITTSBURG, Kan. Anna Katherine Bitner, 88, formerly of 2601 North Joplin, died at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1996, at Mount Carmel Medical Center after a four-year illness. 

Mrs. Bitner was born Dec. 20, 1907, at Cameron, Ill. She attended St. Mary's School at Pittsburg. She worked for the Chrysler Corp. at Detroit, Mich., and Emery Bird & Thayer Co., Kansas City, Mo. After moving in 1944 to Houston, Texas, she worked as a housekeeping supervisor for the Ben Taub and M.D. Anderson hospitals. 

She married Lawrence A. Bitner on June 17, 1928. He died Oct. 14, 1972. 

After her husband's death, she worked nine years in housekeeping for the Senior Citizen Plaza at Key West, Fla. She returned in 1944 to Pittsburg, where she was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. 

Survivors include two sons, Pat Bitner, Miami, Okla., and Michael Bitner, Pittsburg; four sisters, Florence White, Frances Bezinque and Ethel Brown, all of Pittsburg, and Nellie Roberts, Kansas City, Mo.; and two grandchildren. 

Funeral mass will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. The Rev. Thomas Stroot will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery, Pittsburg. 

Friends may call after 10 a.m. Friday at Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg. 

Parish rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Friday at the mortuary, where the family will receive friends afterward. 

Charles Moore 

RIVERTON, Kan. Charles Barker Moore Jr., 66, The Woodlands, Texas, a former Riverton resident, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 17, 1996, at his home after an illness. 

Mr. Moore was born Sept. 12, 1930, at Wichita. He moved to The Woodlands 12 years ago from Oklahoma City, Okla. He received a bachelor's degree in geology from Wichita (Kan.) State University in 1956. He was a retired geologist. 

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Wichita, India Temple of the Shrine at Oklahoma City, Who's Who International of Houston, Texas, and the American Philatelic Society. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the Marine Corps. 

He married Rebekah Mae McMullen on July 13, 1996, at Denver, Colo. She died July 17, 1993. 

Survivors include a son, Kevin Charles Moore, San Diego, Calif.; a daughter, Dana Sean Sheahen, Columbia, Mo.; a sister, Moscelyn Johnson, Chesapeake, Va.; and three grandchildren. 

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Resthaven Funeral Home, Houston. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Quaker Valley Cemetery, Riverton. The Rev. Audie Tash will officiate. 

Masonic graveside services will be conducted by Masonic Lodge No. 194 of Galena. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena. 

Clinton Crow 

COMMERCE, Okla. Services for Clinton Roy Crow, 69, Commerce, who died Tuesday, will be at 2 p.m. today at Jim Thomas Funeral Home, Commerce. 

The Rev. Dempsey Williams will officiate. Burial will be in GAR Cemetery, Miami. 

Pallbearers will be Brian Abernathy, Mark Coombes, Tyson Coombes, Rick Coombes, Mick Coombes and Jimmie Williams. 

Katherine Ferri 

COMMERCE, Okla. Services for Katherine M. Ferri, 75, Commerce, who died Monday, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Freewill Baptist Church, Miami. 

The Rev. Dewey Johnston will officiate. Burial will be in GAR Cemetery, Miami. 

Pallbearers will be Randy Bledsoe, Ricky Bledsoe, Lester Hash, Jerry Wayne Mitchell, Henry D. Burrows and Jimmy Bledsoe. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami. 

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

Anna Bell Jeffries 

JAY, Okla. Anna Bell Jeffries, 68, Jay, died at 12:18 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1996, at her home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Jeffries was born Dec. 13, 1927, in Delaware County. She was a lifetime resident of Jay. She retired from Simmons Industries Inc., Jay, where she had worked as a chicken process worker. 

She married Kennith Jeffries on Feb. 25, 1946, at Bentonville, Ark. He died June 8, 1991. 

Survivors include three sons, Kenneth Jeffries and Lloyd Jeffries, both of Zena, and Stanley Jeffries, Skiatook; two daughters, Charlotte Allen, Zena, and Margie Smith, Langley; two brothers, Junior Cunningham and Dick Cunningham, both of Tulsa; two sisters, Nina Lane, Commerce, and Betty Hopkins, Nowata; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Zena (Okla.) Cemetery. The Rev. Lonnie Jeffries will officiate. 

Pallbearers will be Coby Jeffries, Tommy Jeffries, Bobby Jeffries, Kenneth Jeffries, Lloyd Jeffries and Stanley Jeffries. 

Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Hinderliter-Woodard Funeral Chapel, Jay. 

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

Richard Stross 

BELLA VISTA, Ark. Richard C. Stross, 93, Bella Vista, died at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1996, at a nursing home in Bentonville after a long illness. 

Mr. Stross was born Feb. 27, 1903, at St. Louis, Mo. He moved to Bella Vista several years ago. He was a retired machinist. 

Survivors include a son, Bill Stross, Oronogo, Mo.; a daughter, Donna Stross, Joplin, Mo.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory. 

Graveside services and burial will be in Farmington, Mo.

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