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Zelma Campbell

Zelma M. Campbell, 89, Joplin, died at 2:50 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at a nursing home in Carthage after a long illness.

Mrs. Campbell was born July 19, 1907, at Chillicothe. She moved to Joplin in 1953 from Pittsburg, Kan. She was a homemaker.

She was a former member of South Joplin Christian Church and a past member of Joplin Chrysanthemum Club and the Iris Society.

She married Willard Smith Campbell on July 1, 1927, at Leavenworth, Kan. He died in January 1975.

Survivors include two sons, Gary Gene Campbell, Grover Beach, Calif., and Warren Lee Campbell, Little Rock, Ark.; a daughter, Shirley Ann Thieman, Carthage; a sister, Marjorie Sheffield, Mulkiteo, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City. The Rev. Ron Wade will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Parker Mortuary.

Contributions may be made to St. Luke's Nursing Center, Carthage.

Loretha Doyle


Loretha Gobar Doyle, 87, Las Vegas, Nev., a former Joplin resident, died at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 1997, in a Las Vegas nursing home after an illness.

Mrs. Doyle was born June 7, 1909, at Joplin. She lived in Joplin until she moved to Las Vegas in 1966. She was graduated from the Academy of Our Lady of Mercy.

She was a member of the Catholic Church.

He husband, John P. Doyle, died July 25, 1976.

Surviving are his son, Patrick Doyle, Scottsdale, Ariz.; a daughter, Joyce Miller, Las Vegas; two sisters, Mary Saunders, Joplin, and Jane Phillips, Red Oak, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary. The Rev. Raymond Kunkel will officiate. Burial will be in Osborne Memorial Cemetery.

John Gray


Services for Dr. John P. Gray, 76, 2530 Markwardt St., who died Monday, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Community Church. The Rev. Wayne VanGundy will officiate.

Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Fort Scott (Kan.) National Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.

James Toney


James Toney, 67, Lancaster, Calif., a former Joplin resident, died at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at a nursing home in Lancaster after an illness.

Mr. Toney was born Jan. 11, 1930, in the state of Oklahoma. He lived in Joplin during the 1930s and 1940s. He worked in the aircraft industry for 40 years as a jig and fixture builder for Boeing Aircraft Inc., Wichita, Kan., and for Lockheed Aircraft Inc., Lancaster. He retired in 1990 from Lockheed.

He was a Baptist and a veteran of the Navy.

Survivors include two sons, Terry Toney, Fort Worth, Texas, and Jerry Toney, Cumming, Ga.; two daughters, Sandra Anderson, Colton, Ore., and Melody Marks, Mojave, Calif.; two brothers, Harvey Toney, Joplin, and William Toney, state of Oklahoma; two sisters, Betty Browder and Dottie Henson, both of the state of California; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Parker Mortuary. The Rev. Jerry Toney will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery.

Thomas Crosby Jr.


EXETER, Mo. - Thomas David Crosby Jr., 33, Lino Lakes, Minn., died at 2:20 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997, at his home from a gunshot wound. He was the brother of Marsha Sweat, Exeter.

Mr. Crosby was born March 24, 1963, at Redbud, Ill. He had lived in Minnesota most of his life. He was a self-employed truck driver for Paper Products. He was a Catholic.

Survivors include a son, Nicholos Crosby, Lino Lakes; a daughter, Heather Crosby, Lino Lakes; his father, Thomas David Crosby Sr., Scotland; his mother, Janice Cooper, Springfield; two brothers, Donald Tressa, Lakeland, Fla., and John Tressa, Cleveland, Ohio; and another sister, Elizabeth Prillwitz, Visalia, Calif.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Blessing Heights Worship Center, Cassville. Jack Freeman will officiate. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wheaton Funeral Home.

Billie Dean


NOEL, Mo. - Billie Gene Dean, 69, Noel, died at 12:55 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at Gravette (Ark.) Medical Center after an illness.

Mr. Dean was born Feb. 12, 1927, at Fort Scott, Kan. He was a lifetime resident of the Four-State Area. He was a self-employed laborer.

He was a member of the Church of the Ozarks, Noel, and a veteran of the Army.

He married Betty Pope on June 13, 1960, at Southwest City. She survives.

Additional survivors include seven sons, Terry Dean, state of Georgia, Larry Dean, state of California, Gerald Dean and Billy Dean, both of the state of Oregon, Danny Dean, Noel, Michael Dean, Pineville, and Kiale Dean, Southwest City; four daughters, Tina Riley, Noel, Kim Estes, Baxter Springs, Kan., Lisa Anderson, Southwest City, and Vivian Haynes, Winona; four stepsons, Ralph Shorter, Gravette, Ark., Harry Junior Shorter, Lawton, Okla., Randle Shorter, Saudi Arabia, and Harold Shorter, state of Oklahoma; one stepdaughter, Cristy Dean, state of Kansas; four foster children and five adopted children; 54 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Church of the Ozarks, Noel. Leslie Osburn, brother, will officiate. Burial will be in Southwest City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kiale Dean, Gant Sanders, Thomas Garcia, Michael Dean, Ralph Shorter and Danny Dean.

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

Margaret Fenix


WEBB CITY, Mo. - Margaret F. Fenix, 73, Webb City route 1, died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a sudden illness.

Mrs. Fenix was born Sept. 18, 1923, in the Bellville community, near Carl Junction. She lived in the Joplin area most of her life. She was graduated in 1940 from Carl Junction High School. She was a sales clerk at Sears in Joplin for 12 years and worked for the former Deems Market in Carl Junction for seven years.

She married Howard Fenix on April 18, 1940, in Joplin. He survives.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Donna Moss, Joplin; three brothers, Jimmy Walker, Jack Walker and Don Walker, all of Carl Junction; a sister, Marie Goswick, Joplin; four grandchildren; and threegreat-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Carl Junction Cemetery. The Rev. Bob Simon will officiate.

The family will be at the home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary, Joplin.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Joplin Arthritis Association.

Percy Jackson dies at age 100

STARK CITY, Mo. - Percy R. Jackson, 100, 11693 Urchin Drive, rural Stark City, died at 6:46 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at the Missouri Veterans Home, Mount Vernon, of natural causes.

Mr. Jackson was born Jan. 29, 1897, in Newton County. He had been a lifetime resident. He was a farmer and a cement finisher. He retired in 1970.

He was a Methodist. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 163, Neosho. He was an Army Veteran of World War I.

He married Clara Ruby Lansaw in 1919, in Goodman. She died in 1963.

Survivors include three sons, George W. Jackson and Quinton Jackson, both of Stark City, and Richard Jackson, Diamond; two daughters, Wanda Smith, Newtonia, and Ruth Enos, North Highland, Calif.; 15 grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Woodard-Freund-Thompson Funeral Home, Neosho, with the Rev. Oren Cossey officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, southwest of Neosho.

Friends may call after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m.

Imogene Mills


IRWIN, Mo. - Imogene Irene Mills, 70, Irwin, died at 1:58 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at Baton County Memorial Hospital, Lamar, of an illness.

Mrs. Mills was born Jan. 4, 1927, at McKinley. She was a longtime Barton County resident. She was a homemaker and had worked at Chastains Nursing Home at Lamar.

She married Edward Rice on Sept. 29, 1945, at Kansas City, Mo. He died March 7, 1958.

She married Cairl Mills on April 10, 1959, at Lamar. He survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Clarence L. ``Lonnie'' Rice, Sheldon, and Ronald E. Rice and Donald C. Rice, both of Lamar; her mother, Grace Foster, Irwin; a brother, Richard Foster, Bedford, Texas; two sisters, Betty Holman, Dearborn, Mich., and Jo Anna Smith, Lamar; six grandchildren; and 10 great- grandchildren.

A daughter preceded her in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lohmeyer-Konantz Funeral Home, Lamar. James McCoy, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Lake Cemetery, Lamar.

Pallbearers will be Mark Cross, John Cross, Larry Foster, Ted Baldwin, Jim Baldwin and Jim Rice.

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

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

Nixie Patten

MILLER, Mo. - Nixie Eileen Poindexter Patten, 75, Miller, died at 4:10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a long illness.

Mrs. Patten was born March 28, 1921, at South Greenfield. She had lived her entire life in the area.

She retired in 1981 after teaching for 40 years in Miller schools.

She was a charter member of the Miller Area Lions Club. She was a member of the Benjamin-Elliott-Stockton Post No. 120 American Legion Auxiliary, Miller.

She was a member of Patten Chapel United Methodist Church, Miller, where she taught Sunday School and played the piano for several years.

She married Buford Patten on Jan. 28, 1944 at Columbus, Kan. He survives.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Miller High School, with the Rev. George Bohn and the Rev. Mark Shaffer officiating. Burial will be in Pennsboro Cemetery, north of Miller.

Friends may call after 9 a.m. Friday at Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home, Miller. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to Patten Chapel United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.

James Pendleton

SHELL KNOB, Mo. - James Lee Pendleton, 72, Shell Knob, died at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 1997, at The National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md., after a long illness.

Mr. Pendleton was born April 3, 1924, at Gainesville, Texas.

He was graduated from Gainesville (Texas) High School. He retired from Montgomery Ward after 25 years as a store manager. He was a farmer and cattle rancher in Rudd, Ark., for several years. He owned Pendleton Realty, Berryville, Ark.

He was a member of Shell Knob Baptist Church and a former member of Rudd (Ark.) Baptist Church. He was an ordained deacon.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Gainesville, Scottish Rite Constituary, McAlester, Okla., and Col. Shelby Camp of the Sons of the Confederacy. He was a former president and board member of the Carroll County (Ark.) Farm Bureau. He was a member of the Carroll County Super Cow Committee and the Berryville Kiwanis.

He married Beatrice Jean Holley on July 14, 1946, at Gainesville. She survives.

Other survivors include three sons, John Pendleton, Berryville, Joe Beall Pendleton, Arlington, Texas, and James Foster Pendleton, Shell Knob; two daughters, Judy Lea Morgan, Fresno, Calif., and Janet Lynn Pendleton, Shell Knob; two sisters, Shirley Farquahar, Plano, Texas, and Ruth Huffman, Joplin; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Rudd Baptist Church with the Rev. William Bastian and the Rev. Nick Arnold officiating. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, with Benny Slack officiating.

Pallbearers will be Mike Tisevich, Randy Colvin, Mike Ragland, Phil Jackson, Sam Hockett and Vernon McWilliams.

Arrangements are under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home, Shell Knob.

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


Alice Penn

LANAGAN, Mo. - Alice E. Penn, 82, Greeley, Colo., formerly of Lanagan, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, at North Colorado Medical Center, Greeley, after an illness.

Mrs. Penn was born June 6, 1914, at Girard, Kan. She moved to Colorado in 1980 from Lanagan.

She was graduated in 1932 from St. Aloysius Academy for Girls, Kansas City.

She had worked as a secretary and at the former Cardwell Memorial Hospital, Stella.

She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4257, Anderson. She was a member of the senior citizens group, Evans, Colo.

She married Clyde E. Penn on July 6, 1946, at Olathe, Kan. He survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Larry E. Penn, Gilcrest, Colo., and J.R. Penn, Neosho; a daughter, Sharon L. Shaffer, Kersey, Colo.; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Peace Valley Cemetery, Anderson.

Friends may call after 9 a.m. Friday at Woodard-Freund-Thompson Funeral Home, Neosho. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m.

Paul Pyle


WEBB CITY, Mo. - Paul Franklin Pyle, 69, 718 S. Ellis St., died at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a short illness.

Mr. Pyle was born Jan. 7, 1928, in Lawrence County. He lived in Webb City for 44 years. He was a salesman for Pearl Brothers hardware in Joplin. He retired in 1990. He previously was a salesman for the former B.F. Goodrich store in Joplin.

He was a member of Central United Methodist Church, Webb City, and the Seekers Sunday School Class. He was on the board of directors of the Webb City Housing Authority and a volunteer for Prestige at St. John's Regional Medical Center. He was a former Boy Scout leader. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

He married Frances Peek on June 21, 1953, in Webb City. She survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Kevin Pyle, Webb City; a daughter, Paula Pyle Moore, Joplin route 7; two brothers, Earl Pyle, Carthage, and Harley Pyle, Sarcoxie; seven sisters, Fern Wright, Joplin, Margaret Uber and Ruth Platt, both of Carthage, Lorene Glidewell, Springfield, Eula Mae Thomas, Golden City, Erma Thomas, Lockwood, and Loretta Thomas, Miller; and one granddaughter.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Central United Methodist Church, Webb City. The Rev. Tom Shouse and the Rev. J.K. Wright will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Leroy Uber, Dennis Pyle, Stanley Pyle, Todd Pyle, Craig Thomas, Doug Studyvin, William Thomas and Brent Michler.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made to Central United Methodist Church memorial fund.

Mae Skinner dies at age 105

WEBB CITY, Mo. - Mae Skinner, 105, 124 N. Roane St., died at 1:20 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at a local nursing home after an illness.

Mrs. Skinner was born April 19, 1891, in Webb City. She had lived in Webb City since 1900. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Webb City, the former Hatton Golf Club of Webb City and the Rebekah Lodge, formerly of Webb City.

She married John A. Skinner on Sept. 16, 1916, at Neosho. He died Oct. 13, 1974.

Survivors include four stepgrandchildren and four great-stepgrandchildren.

A stepdaughter preceded her in death.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City. Randy L. Wilson, minister, will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Webb City.

Georgia Townsend


GOODMAN, Mo. - Georgia Lee Townsend, 74, Goodman route 1, died at 7:07 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at the home of a son, Warren Townsend, Goodman route 1, after a long illness.

Mrs. Townsend was born Sept. 23, 1922, in the state of Oklahoma. She moved 53 years ago to Goodman from Tiff City. She had worked for Blue Star Foods at Anderson and at Moark, Neosho. She retired in 1970. She was a member of Splitlog community Baptist Church, south of Goodman. She was a member of Missouri Comet Club and Happy Hollow Extension Club.

She married William L. Townsend on May 13, 1939, at Anderson. He died June 11, 1996.

Surviving are a daughter, Darlene Sprague, Joplin; an additional son, William L. Townsend, Joplin; two sisters, Flora Tally and Mary Anders, both of Joplin; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Clark Funeral Home at Neosho. The Rev. Kenji Harrington and the Rev. James Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Anderson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Williams, Jack Williams, Vernon Cook Jr., Tony Lindsey, David Stillions and James Seay.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Clark Funeral Home at Neosho.

Sharon VanBaale


GREENFIELD, Mo. - Sharon Lori VanBaale, 52, Greenfield, died at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at her home after a long illness.

Mrs. VanBaale was born Oct. 20, 1944, at Burlington, Iowa. She was a bookkeeper for Red Neck Trailer Supply and Century 21 Sharon Drew Realty. She moved about four years ago to Greenfield from Puyallup, Wash., where she had lived 15 years.

She married Melvin VanBaale on Aug. 24, 1970, at Kahoka. He survives.

Also surviving are a son, David VanBaale, Indianapolis, Ind.; a stepson, Dennis VanBaale, San Diego, Calif.; two daughters, Angela Hires, Los Angeles, Calif., and Melissa Warner, Springfield; her mother and stepfather, Helen and Frank Carr, Burlington, Iowa; five brothers, Terry Beames, Winfield, Iowa, Ronald Beames, Fort Davis, Texas, Robert Beames, Keosauqua, Iowa, Gail Purchase Jr., state of Missouri, and Wayne Purchase, Greene; three sisters, Peggy Johnson, West Burlington, Iowa, Connie Dailey, Davenport, Iowa, and Mary Hamner, Winfield.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Greenfield Funeral Chapel. The Rev. John Splechter will officiate. Burial will be in Wetzel Cemetery, west of Greenfield.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Donations may be made to an educational trust fund for Venessa Hires, a granddaughter whom she raised.

Bryce Vickers


WEBB CITY, Mo. - Services for Bryce Anthony Vickers, 2-year-old son of Anthony and Michelle Vickers, 915 N. Main St., who died Tuesday, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Parker Mortuary Chapel in Joplin. The Rev. Bill Donaldson will officiate. Burial will be at Saginaw Cemetery south of Joplin.

Pallbearers will be Gary Banta and David Banta.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the mortuary.


Evelyn Fitch


PITTSBURG, Kan. - Evelyn M. Fitch, 82, Pittsburg, died at 5:55 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 1997, at Mount Carmel Medical Center after an illness.

Mrs. Fitch was born July 3, 1914, at Seligman, Mo. She moved to Pittsburg at age 6 and was graduated from Pittsburg High School in 1930. She was an office worker for Thomas Wheel and Alignment Co. for several years.

She was a member of First Christian Church. She also was a member and former president of Women's Federated Study Club.

She married John Thomas on Dec. 24, 1941. He died Nov. 15, 1976. She married F. Warren Fitch on May 7, 1981. He survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Joyce Montgomery, Wichita, Kan.; two stepsons, Alan F. Fitch, St. Louis, Mo., and Jim D. Fitch, Springfield, Mo.; two grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, one great-grandchild and four great-stepgrandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Brenner Chapel, Pittsburg. Dr. Wayne Black will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the chapel. Friends may call after 1 p.m. today.

Frances Supancic

GIRARD, Kan. - Frances Marie Supancic, Girard, died at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Pittsburg, after a long illness.

Miss Supancic was born Feb. 14, 1909, in the Stone City community in Cherokee County. She grew up in Cherokee County and had formerly lived in rural Scammon.

She had been a factory worker at the Western Electric plant, Chicago, Ill.

She was a member of the Catholic Church.

Survivors include two sisters, Mary Supancic and Anna Supancic, both of Columbus.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Bridget's Cemetery, Scammon, with the Rev. Chrysostom Ah Maung officiating.

Friends may call after 10 a.m. today at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Weir.

Pallbearers will be Chris Bole, Randy Bole, Craig Bole, Glenn White, John Newell and Joe Naylor.

Larry Withrow Sr.


OSWEGO, Kan. - Services for Larry Dale Withrow Sr., 50, Morenci, Ariz., an Oswego native, who died Sunday, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Assembly of God Church, Chetopa. The Rev. Jon Withrow will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, rural Chetopa.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Bath Funeral Home, Chetopa.


Mary Curry


JAY, Okla. - Mary Iris Curry, 64, Jay, died at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at her home after a long illness.

Mrs. Curry was born Sept. 8, 1932, at Mount Ada, Ark. She moved to Jay in 1962. She was a homemaker.

She married A.M. Curry on May 29, 1952, at Norman, Ark. He survives.

Additional survivors include two sons, Randy Curry, Jay, and Danny Curry, Topsy; a daughter, Ann Lillich, Jay; a brother, J.R. Alexander, Mount Ada; a sister, Betty Frelk, Brandon, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Hinderliter-Woodard Funeral Service, Jay. The Rev. Audrey Thomas will officiate. Burial will be in Mose Ridge Cemetery, Topsy.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Vivian Knight


MIAMI, Okla. - Vivian J. Knight, 57, 823 First Ave. S.E., died at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at Baptist Regional Health Center after a short illness.

Mrs. Knight was born Feb. 26, 1939, at the Council House community southeast of Miami. She moved in 1955 to Miami from Council House. She had worked until 1961 at the late Dr. Charles Letcher's office. She attended Miami High School.

She married Perry Knight on Feb. 25, 1961, in Miami. He survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Lisa McCumber, Neosho, Mo.; her mother, Eva McElhany, Miami; and two brothers, Claude ``Junior'' McElhany, Grove, and Lonnie McElhany, Miami.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at GAR Cemetery, Miami. The Rev. Harold Neal will officiate.

Family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami.

Contributions may be made to the Ottawa County Humane Society in care of the funeral home.

Family will be at the home of Glen McCumber, 504 Second Ave. N.E. in Miami.

John Martin


PEORIA, Okla. - Services for John Martin, 46, 71 E. Main St., who died Tuesday, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Peoria Baptist Church.

The Rev. Fred Von Moss will officiate. Burial will be in Glen Abbey Memorial Gardens Cemetery, east of Miami.

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

G.R. White


MIAMI, Okla. - G.R. White, 81, 518 G St. N.E., died at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at Baptist Regional Health Center after a short illness.

Mr. White was born Dec. 5, 1915, at Gentry, Ark. He moved in 1940 to Miami from Joplin, Mo. He worked in the accounting department at the former B.F. Goodrich plant at Miami. He retired in 1978. He was graduated in 1933 from Baxter Springs (Kan.) High School. He was a member of the Rotary Club and the Golf and Country Club, both of Miami. He was a World War II Army veteran.

He married Irene Schooley on June 23, 1950, in Miami. She survives.

Also surviving are a sister, Jane Eggimann, Spring Lake, N.J.

The body was cremated.

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


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