Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Marybelle Keim 

Marybelle Keim, 67, Memphis, Tenn., sister of Fred Myers, Joplin, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 1996, at her home after a short illness. 

Mrs. Keim was born Jan. 14, 1929, in Joplin. She was a secretary for the city of Bartlett, Tenn. She was a communicant of St. Anne's Catholic Church, Bartlett and a member of the Singleton Senior Club, Bartlett. 

Additional survivors include three sons, Robert Keim Jr., Bartlett, Tenn., Michael Allen Keim, Midland, Texas, and John Arthur Keim, Burbank, Calif.; and seven grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Bartlett. Burial will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Albuquerque, N.M. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Hill East Funeral Home, Memphis. 

Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. 

Evelyn Smith 

Evelyn G. Smith, 78, Watts, Okla., mother of Letitia Link, Joplin, died at 8:45 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a two-week illness. 

Mrs. Smith was born Jan. 10, 1918, in Collinsville, Okla. She was a retiredsecurity watchman at the Kearney Electric Co., Fayettville, Ark. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Joplin. 

She married Clarence E. Smith in 1939. He died in 1985. 

Survivors include a daughter, Letitia Link, Joplin; a brother, Clarence Gossen, Kennewick, Wash.; a sister, Doris Patterson, state of Washington; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

The body has been cremated. 

Services will be announced through the Seventh Day Adventist Church at a later date. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Abbott Funeral Home, Baxter Springs. 

Sarah Zygarlenski 

Sarah Marie Zygarlenski, infant daughter of Walter Zygarlenski and Mariellen Sehnert, died at 7:35 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Health Center, Joplin, after injuries the mother received in an automobile accident. 

Survivors include a brother, Robert Ellifrits Sehnert, of the home; paternal grandparents, Bob and Sue Brounkow, Joplin; maternal grandparents, John K. and Joanna Sehnert Sr., Sarcoxie; and a great-grandfather, the Rev. Charles Burner, Independence. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Goss Cemetery, east of Avilla. The Rev. Charles Burner will officiate. 

The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. today at Housh Funeral Home, Sarcoxie. 

Orin Carl 

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. Orin E. Carl, 84, Mount Vernon, died at 12:50 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 1996, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a long illness. 

Mr. Carl was born Oct. 17, 1911, in Mount Vernon. He was a lifelong area resident. He graduated from Baker University in Ballwin, Kan. He had served on the Water and Soil Conservation board, Mount Vernon. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Mount Vernon. 

He married Betty Ailor on Nov. 20, 1943, in Mount Vernon. She survives. 

Additional survivors include two sons, Edson Carl, Springfield, and David Bruce Carl, Nevada; two daughters, Sarah Woodard, Monett, and Paulette Mobley, Mount Vernon; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church. The Rev. James Ailor and the Rev. Sandra Nenadal will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, southwest of Mount Vernon. 

Pallbearers will be Hardy Carl, Michael Mobley, Kent Rust, Steve Mobley, Jeff Carl and Jon Carl. 

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

Contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Mount Vernon. 

Mildred Land 

NEOSHO, Mo. Mildred G. Land, 90, 711 Oak Ridge Drive, Neosho, died at 1 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 1996, at Freeman Neosho Hospital, after a long illness. 

Mrs. Land was born Dec. 25, 1905, in Joplin. She was a lifelong area resident. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church, Neosho. 

She married Andrew J. Land on Sept. 10, 1924. He died Jan. 19, 1971. 

Survivors include two daughters, Jackie Nichols, Neosho, and Wilma J. Rhodes, Baldwinsville, N.Y.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. The Rev. Clement Graham will officiate. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery, Neosho. 

Pallbearers will be Stan Hewlett, Edwin Peterson, William Allison, R.J. Moore, Gerald E. Land Jr. and John Land Jr. 

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

Gerald Barton 

GIRARD, Kan. Gerald Barton, 65, Humboldt, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 1996, at his home after a long illness. His daughter, Juanita G. Johnston, survives at Girard. 

Mr. Barton was born March 10, 1931, at Humboldt. He served from March 13, 1948, to March 12, 1952, in the Army during the Korean War. After the service, he worked at Monarch Cemetery, Humboldt, retiring in 1993. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Humboldt. 

He married Pattie G. Melugin on June 7, 1952, at Benton County, Ark. She survives. 

Survivors include three additional daughters, Leslie J. Vaughan, Tacoma, Wash., and Marilyn J. Bailey and Roberta A. Sanchez, both of Olathe; two sons, William H. Barton and James A. Barton, both of Humboldt; a brother, Dennis Barton, Erie; a sister, Margaret Donihoo, Oklahoma City, Okla.; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, Humboldt. The Rev. Kerry Gage officiated. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery, Humboldt, where the Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 1654 conducted military rites. 

Contributions may be made to Allen County Home Health. 

Arrangements were under the direction of Kunkel Funeral Chapel Inc., Humboldt. 

Chester Clugston 

PITTSBURG, Kan. Chester Max Clugston, 77, 902 Centennial, Pittsburg, died at 9:20 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 1996, at the Girard hospital after a two-year illness. 

Mr. Clugston was born Feb. 25, 1919, in Cherokee. He was a longtime Cherokee resident, recently moving to Pittsburg. He attended Cherokee schools and graduated from Cherokee High School with the class of 1938. He was an army veteran of World War II. He was the owner and operator of Clugston Oil Co., Cherokee, a bulk oil company dealer, and a farmer in the McCune and Cherokee areas, before his retirement. He was a member of the Cherokee United Methodist Church, Cherokee Masonic Lodge and the Cherokee American Legion Post. 

He married Lillys Wisby on June 21, 1946, in Coffeyville. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Chester Lee Clugston, McCune; three daughters, Debby K. Johnson, Pittsburg, Mary Beth Zwahlen, Altamont, and Janie Thompson, Ozark, Mo.; two sisters, Carol Ober, Fort Scott, and Winogene Conover, Kansas City, Mo.; three brothers, Frank Clugston, Pittsburg, and Billy Clugston and Warren Clugston, both of Cherokee; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Pittsburg. The Rev. Delbert Chance will officiate. 

The family will receive friends until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 

The body has been cremated. 

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Cherokee City Cemetery. The Rev. Jeff Martin will officiate. The Cherokee American Legion Post will perform flag folding ceremonies. 

Contributions may be made to the Cherokee United Methodist Church Building Fund or St. John's Hospice, in care of the funeral home. 

Ivy Howell 

GROVE, Okla. Services for Ivy Pearl Ruff Mundhenke Howell, 95, Grove, who died at 10:36 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 1996, at a Grove nursing home, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church, Dodge City, Kan. 

The Rev. Kirk Larson will officiate. Burial will be in Greencrest Cemetery, Dodge City. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Dodge City or the American Cancer Society. 

Mark Tagg 

KANSAS, Okla. Mark W. Tagg, 23, Twin Oaks community, died at 10:10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 1996, at Siloam Springs (Ark.) Memorial Hospital after a pedestrian-car accident. 

Mr. Tagg was born March 9, 1973, in Jay. He was employed as a farm laborer. 

Survivors include his parents, Levi and Geneva Tagg, Twin Oaks; four brothers, Ronnie Tagg, Rodney Tagg, and Mike Tagg, all of Twin Oaks, and Larry Tagg, state of Oklahoma; three sisters, Brenda Cochran and Mamie Tagg, both of Twin Oaks, and Nancy Bryant, Gentry, Ark.; and his grandmother, Josephine Rabbit, Twin Oaks. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Twin Oaks Baptist Church. The Rev. Ross Gourd and The Rev. Fox Blackfox will officiate. Burial will be in the Cochran Cemetery, Twin Oaks. 

Pallbearers will be Samuel Bird, Jamie Bird, J.J. Barrett, Neal Cochran, Billy Guess and Daniel Ballard. 

Visitation will be a song service at 7 p.m. today at the Hinderliter-Woodard Funeral Service, Jay. 

Aurora Woods 

MIAMI, Okla. Aurora I. Belisle Woods, 79, 205 B St., Miami, died at 6:35 p.m. Sunday, Sept 22, 1996, at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, after a short illness. 

Mrs. Woods was born July 7, 1917, in New Bedford, Mass. She was a homemaker. In 1978, she came to Bluejacket, moving from New Bedford. She moved to Miami in 1991. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Miami. 

She married Roy D. Woods on Nov. 21, 1940, in New Bedford. He died Feb. 14, 1991. 

Survivors include a son, Roy D. Woods Jr., Miami; two granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren. 

Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Michael Rudy will officiate. Burial will be in the Bluejacket Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Terry Spunaugle, Stan Humble, Ron Nigh, Royce Ayres, The Rev. Kenneth Charter and Cory Humble. 

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami Visitation will follow. 

Contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital or Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in care of the funeral home.

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