Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Wilbur Dennis 

Wilbur Lewis Dennis, 75, 2907 Terri Lane, died at 9:35 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Mr. Dennis was born Nov. 21, 1920, at Mound Valley, Kan. He had lived in Joplin since 1944, moving from the state of Kansas. He was a district area supervisor from 1950-1979 for the Missouri Highway Department, Joplin. He was a Baptist. He was a World War II Army veteran who had served as a member of the Signal Corps and a technical sergeant. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 534, Neosho, and a member of the Association of Retired Missouri State Employees. 

He married Lula M. Bowman on Oct. 24, 1944, at Tulsa, Okla. She died Dec. 11, 1994. 

Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Campbell, Carterville, and Nancy Melin, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; a brother, Veryl Dennis, Liberty, Kan.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin. The Rev. John Sherwood will officiate. Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Carthage. 

Pallbearers will be Glennis Naylor, Dick Clapp, Jay Wilson, Mike Dennis, Kenneth Osborn and Bill Bowman. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. 

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of the mortuary. 

Nadine Anders 

NEVADA, Mo. H. Nadine Anders, 71, Nevada, died at 2:17 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 1996, at Nevada Regional Medical Center after a short illness. 

Mrs. Anders was born June 14, 1925, at Walker. She spent most of her life at Walker before moving recently to Nevada. She was a 1943 graduate of Walker High School. She was a member of Nevada Eagles Lodge. 

She married Elton Eugene Anders on Oct. 5, 1945, at Leavenworth, Kan. He survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Kenny Anders, Walker; two daughters, Carol Prough, Schell City, and Deena Erb, Bucklin, Kan.; a brother, Harold Spencer, Nevada; two sisters, Maxine Thomas and Mary Lou Thomas, both of Nevada; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Burial will be in Newton Burial Park, Nevada. 

Friends may call until service time at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today. 

Nina Hall 

CITY, Mo. Nina O. Hall, 90, Golden City, died at 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 1996, at a Greenfield nursing home after a short illness. 

Mrs. Hall was born Jan. 5, 1906, in Dade County. She was a long-time resident of Golden City and attended the United Methodist Church in Golden City. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the United Methodist Women. She also delivered Meals on Wheels in the community. 

She married John Franklin Hall on April 12, 1924, at Golden City. He died in 1976. 

Survivors include a son, Bobbie Dean Hall, Raytown; two daughters, Alice Lee Hardman, Harrison, Ark, and Bonnie Jean Stanley, Shell Knob; a brother, Raymond Bowles, Twin Falls, Idaho; four sisters, Ruby Postelwait, Reseda, Calif.; Delois Tanner, Modesto, Calif., Anne Filer, Los Angeles, Calif., and Betty Decker, State of Pennsylvania; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church, Golden City. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery, Golden City. 

The funeral is under the direction of Pugh Funeral Home, Golden City. 

Irene Jacobs 

CARTHAGE, Mo. Irene Jacobs, 81, Carthage route 3, died at 2:05 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 1996, at her home after a short illness. 

Mrs. Jacobs was born May 4, 1915, at Reeder, N.D. She had lived since 1947 in rural Carthage, moving from Gruver, Texas. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Elm Road Church of Christ, south of Carthage, and the Order of the Eastern Star. 

She married Art L. Jacobs on Jan. 29, 1936, at Gruver. He survives. 

Also surviving are two daughters, Nancy Zrubek and Sue Dayringer, both of Springfield; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Elm Road Church of Christ. Jim Poland and Jim Murray, both ministers, will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Carthage. 

Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. today at Ulmer Funeral Home, Carthage. 

Contributions may be made to Elm Road Church of Christ in care of the funeral home. 

Alice McPhail 

AURORA, Mo. Alice R. McPhail, 93, Aurora, died at 9:55 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 1996, at Aurora Community Hospital after a long illness. 

Mrs. McPhail was born Feb. 22, 1903, at Sapulpa, Okla. She was a longtime Aurora resident and a member of First Baptist Church. 

She married Fred McPhail on Sept. 28, 1919, at Cassville. He died Feb. 8, 1965. 

Surviving are a daughter, Frances Montgomery, Springfield; a sister, Iris Fare, Springfield; a grandchild; five great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church. The Rev. Verdane Dodson and the Rev. Tommy Blair will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, Aurora. 

Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church. 

Gertie Jordan 

GROVE, Okla. Gertie Mae Terrill Jordan, 84, Grove, died at 4 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 1996, at a Grove nursing home, after an illness. 

Mrs. Jordan was born Aug. 30, 1912. She moved to Wyandotte from San Diego, Calif., in 1968. She moved to the Grove area six years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of Full Gospel Church. 

She married Louis Jordon on July 6, 1930 at Dodge City, Kan. He died Sept. 14, 1993. 

Survivors include a son, Thomas ``Bud'' Jordan, San Bernardino, Calif; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements are pending with Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami. 

Verda Quillin 

Verda Nelles Quillin, 82, 1631 Bird Ave., died at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 1996, in the emergency room at St. John's Regional Medical Center after an illness. 

Mrs. Quillin was born Jan. 31, 1914, at Hatfield. She had lived in Neosho and was graduated in 1931 from Neosho High School. She moved to Joplin in 1932 and was graduated from the former Joplin Business College in 1932. 

She worked as a dental assistant and bookkeeper for 12 years for Dr. John Ritchey, DDS. She had been an IBM operator at San Antonio (Texas) Air Depot during World War II. She was a clerk at St. John's Regional Medical Center for three years and was a bookkeeper for the Dick Quillin distributor of Wortz Cookies until the business was sold when her husband retired in August 1974. 

She was a member of Byers Avenue United Methodist Church, Faith Circle, United Methodist Women, and Robert S. Thurman Post 13 Auxiliary, American Legion. 

She married Richard ``Dick'' Quillin on Aug. 12, 1934, at Columbus, Kan. He died Nov. 1, 1994. 

Survivors include a daughter, Charlene Phillips, Joplin; three granddaughters; and five great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary. The Rev. John Roeder will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. 

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

Contributions may be made to Byers United Methodist Church, Joplin. 

Goldie Rogers 

Goldie Rogers, 83, Joplin, died Monday, Sept. 16, 1996, at her home after an illness. 

Mrs. Rogers was born April 15, 1913, at Wellston, Okla. She was a former longtime resident of Fort Worth, Texas. She was a homemaker and a seamstress. 

She had been a member of Riverside Baptist Church for more than 30 years and most recently was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Joplin. She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution. 

Her husband, Orville Rogers, preceded her in death. 

Survivors include a son, Doyle Rogers, country of Monaco; a brother, Marvin Hobbs, Lewisville, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Grover Hall, Keller, Texas; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

Services were held at 10 a.m. Friday at J.E. Foust and Son Funeral Home, Grapevine, Texas. The Rev. Phillip McClendon officiated. Burial was in Parker Memorial Cemetery, Grapevine. 

Pallbearers were Weston Walters, Stephen Rogers, Steve Lewis, Ed Walters, Grover Hall, William Lewis and Andrew Lewis. 

Margaret Anglin 

JANE, Mo. Margaret Meneely Anglin, 80, Jane route 1, died at 11:05 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 1996, at a nursing home in Bella Vista, Ark., after a long illness. 

Mrs. Anglin was born Nov. 18, 1915, at Centuria, Wis. She had lived in the Jane area most of her life. She was graduated in 1940 from Pineville High School. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Jane for 55 years. 

She married Terry Clayton Anglin on Aug. 4, 1940. He survives. 

Additional survivors include a daughter, Ida Nell Anglin, of the home; three sisters, Alice Weed, Bakersfield, Calif., Cleo Hill, Santa Rosa, Calif., and Ruth Allen, Phoenix, Ariz.; and two brothers, Floyd Meneely, Napa, Calif., and James Meneely, Santa Rosa. 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Jane. The Rev. Tom McDonald will officiate. Burial will be in Jane Cemetery. 

Friends may call after noon today at Ozark Funeral Home, Pineville, where the family will friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today. 

Sarah Burch 

MONETT, Mo. Sarah ``Sally'' Ann Burch, 53, Monett, died at 8:10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 1996, at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, after a short illness. 

Mrs. Burch was born Jan. 25, 1943, at Williamsport, Pa. She was a homemaker. 

She married Rolland Burch on Nov. 25, 1972, in Monett. He survives. 

Additional survivors include a daughter, Rebecca Burch, Monett; a stepson, Steven Burch, Joplin; a stepdaughter, Vicki Russell, Monett; her stepmother, Harriett Bowman, Monett; a brother, Ronald Bowman, Monett; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett. The Rev. Charles Shoults will officiate. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, south of Monett. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 

Contributions may be made to Bethel Cemetery, in care of the funeral home. 

Beatrice Kitsmiller 

ARCOLA, Mo. Beatrice Achord Kitsmiller, 89, Arcola, died at 8:10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 1996, at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, after a short illness. 

Mrs. Kitsmiller was born April 29, 1907, in Arcola. She was a homemaker and a member of Omer Methodist Church. 

She married Jesse E. Kitsmiller on Aug. 13, 1924, at Greenfield. He survives. 

Additional survivors include three sons, Donald Kitsmiller, Nevada, Bobby L. Kitsmiller, Arcola, and Joe L. Kitsmiller, Springfield; four daughters, Donnis Durrill, Sedalia, Carolyn Guiltner, Battlefield, Kathryn Terrell, Independence, and Martha Griffin, Raytown; 22 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Greenfield Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Elvis Durrill and the Rev. Elton White will officiate. Burial will be in Omer Cemetery, northwest of Arcola. 

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Tuesday until service time at the funeral chapel. 

Contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. 

Ann Marksbury 

WEBB CITY, Mo. Ann Marksbury, 93, 1203 W. Nelson St., died at 12:18 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a sudden illness. 

Mrs. Marksbury was born June 21, 1903, at Effingham, Ill. She had lived in Webb City most of her life. She was a retired licensed practical nurse, having worked at the former Jane Chinn Memorial Hospital and the former Jasper County Tuberculosis Hospital, both in Webb City, and Freeman Hospital in Joplin. She was graduated from the Freeman and St. John's schools of nursing. 

She was a member of First Christian Church, Webb City, and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary No. 7630 and Spring River Christian Village Auxiliary. 

She married Roy Marksbury on Sept. 9, 1936, at Harrisonville. He died Nov. 21, 1975. 

There are no immediate survivors. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin. 

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Tuesday until service time at Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home, Webb City. 

Contributions may be made to First Christian Church, Webb City, or Spring River Christian Village, Joplin. 

Edith Welch 

PINEVILLE, Mo. Edith M. Welch, 51, Pineville, died at 2:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 1996, at Gravette (Ark.) Medical Center after an illness. 

Mrs. Welch was born Nov. 15, 1944, at New Castle, Ind. She had lived in the Anderson area for 21 years, where she moved from the state of Kansas. She was a homemaker and a member of Pentecostal Church at Pea Ridge, Ark. 

Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Robinson, Pineville; a brother, John Durbin, state of Oregon; a sister, Catherine Winkler, state of Oregon; and five grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Sarcoxie City Cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Blair will officiate. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson. 

Sarah Wimmell 

CASSVILLE, Mo. Sarah M. Wimmell, 88, Cassville, died at 8:51 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 1996, at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, after a long illness. 

Mrs. Wimmell was born July 2, 1908, in the state of Illinois. She was graduated from high school in the state of Illinois and attended college at Fayette. She was a schoolteacher in the state of Kansas. She had lived since the early 1970s in Cassville. 

Survivors include her husband, Wilfred ``Doc'' Wimmell, and a granddaughter. 

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Gunter Cemetery, Butterfield. The Rev. Jerry Nickle will officiate. 

Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today at Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. 

Frank Cardinal 

GROVE, Okla. Francis Leroy ``Frank'' Cardinal, 66, rural Grove, was found dead at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 1996, at his home after a sudden illness. 

Mr. Cardinal was born Jan. 4, 1930, at Buffalo, Minn. He had lived six years in rural Grove. He was a retired over-the-road truck driver. 

Survivors include four daughters, Vicki B. Pennington, Barbara K. Cardinal and Marion M. Cardinal, all of Chandler, Ariz., and Dena D. Kuitz, Gilbert, Ariz.; two sisters, Cecilia Carl and Genevive Houselog, both of Buffalo; and six grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove. The body will be cremated after the services. 

Visitation will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. 

Ivy Howell 

GROVE, Okla. Ivy Pearl Ruff Mundhenke Howell, 95, Grove, died at 10:36 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 1996, at a nursing home in Grove where she had been a patient one month. 

Mrs. Howell was born June 10, 1901, in Hodgeman County, Kan. She moved to Grove one month ago from Joplin, Mo., where she had lived since September 1986. She moved to Joplin from Dodge City, Kan., where she had lived 20 years.She formerly lived in Ford County, Kan., for more than 50 years and in Edwards County, Kan. 

She was an elementary school teacher at Bloom, Kan., for 24 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Joplin, Bethel Sunday School Class, and the Senior Saints at Spring City community, south of Joplin. She was a former member of First Baptist Church at Dodge City. 

She married Chester F. Mundhenke on July 20, 1922, at Lewis, Kan. He died May 1, 1971. She married Alvin R. Howell on Aug. 16, 1979, at Dodge City. He died June 9, 1987. 

Survivors include three sons, George Mundhenke, Grove, Wayne Mundhenke, Joplin, and Lloyd Mundhenke, Marshall, Texas; two stepsons, Robert Howell, Wichita, Kan., and Joe Howell, Goddard, Kan.; two stepdaughters, Eleanor McMinimy and Jayne Palmer, both of Kansas City, Mo.; a brother, Harry Ruff, Atchison, Kan.; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements are pending with Parker Mortuary, Joplin. 

Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, Dodge City, or the American Cancer Society. 

Gertie Jordan 

GROVE, Okla. Graveside services for Gertie Mae Terrill Jordan, 84, Grove route 3, who died Saturday, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Zena community Cemetery, south of Grove. 

The Rev. Ken Cope will officiate. 

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

Patricia Perry 

PICHER, Okla. Patricia ``Patti'' Osborn Perry, 52, 512 S. Emily St., died at 12:05 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 1996, at a Picher nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Perry was born Feb. 22, 1944, at Picher, where she was a lifetime resident. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church, Picher. 

Surviving are a son, Kyle Craig, Picher; a daughter, Jennifer Luney, Miami; her parents, Jack and Doris Osborn, Picher; and a brother, Archie Osborn, Commerce. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church. The Rev. Wayne Wall will officiate. Burial will be in GAR Cemetery, Miami. 

Pallbearers will be Robert Harper, Tony Murray, Roger Sigle, David Ray, Steve Ray and Eldon Cox. 

Family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher. 

Billy Sanders 

FAIRLAND, Okla. Billy Jo Sanders, 71, Fairland, died at 1:09 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 1996, at a nursing home in Grove after a long illness. 

Mr. Sanders was born Dec. 6, 1924, at Kiowa, Kan. He moved to Fairland one year ago from Grove. He was a retired truck driver. 

Survivors include his wife, Lorene Sanders; two sons, Sam Sanders, Fairland, and Conn Sanders, Anaheim, Calif.; a daughter, Virginia Lee Martin, Phoenix, Ariz.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hazel Green Cemetery, Boulder City, Mo. Gerald Griffin, minister, will officiate. 

The family will be at the family home, 601 Seneca St., Fairland. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca, Mo.

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