Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Jeff Quier 

Jeff Quier, 32, Wichita, Kan., died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1996, at Rochester, Minn., after a long illness. He was the son of George and Dorothy Quier, Joplin. 

Mr. Quier was born Feb. 23, 1964, at Kansas City. He owned J.T. Motor Co., Wichita. 

He married Terry Hazen on Jan. 21, 1989, at Wichita. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a daughter, Paige Marie Quier, of the home; a stepdaughter, Amber Duran, of the home; a sister, Cheri Thebeau, Edmond, Okla.; and maternal grandmother, Geraldine Clark, Walnut, Kan. 

Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Resthaven Mortuary, Wichita. The Rev. H. Henry Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Gardens of Memory, Wichita. 

Dwight Jackson 

JASPER, Mo. Dwight Junior Jackson, 35, rural Jasper, died at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 1996, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, of injuries he sustained in an accidental shooting Wednesday at his home. 

Mr. Jackson was born May 17, 1961, at Kearney, Neb. He moved to Jasper in 1981 from Nebraska. He worked several years at the Jasper Farmers Exchange. He had worked the past four years at O'Sullivan Industries, Lamar. He was a member of Nashville Christian Church in the Nashville community west of Jasper. 

He married Tammy Baird on Nov. 27, 1981, at Nashville. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Gregory Dwight Jackson, Jasper; a daughter, Stephanie Nicole Jackson, Jasper; his mother, Blondie Jackson, Overton, Neb.; two brothers, Rick Jackson, Holdrege, Neb., and Mike Jackson, McCook, Neb.; and maternal grandmother, Helen Polhzen, Naponee, Neb. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Nashville Christian Church, with the Rev. Virgil Etcheson and the Rev. Kent Williams officiating. Burial will be in Waters Cemetery, northwest of Jasper. 

The casket will be closed. 

The family will be at the home of Bill Etcheson, Jasper route 2. 

Arrangements are under direction of Weng Funeral Chapel, Jasper. 

Bonnie Richardson 

PIERCE CITY, Mo. Bonnie ``Doney'' Richardson, 63, Pierce City, died at 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 1996, at her home after a short illness. 

Mrs. Richardson was born Sept. 18, 1933, at Springfield, Ill., where she lived most of her life. She moved to Pierce City three years ago. She was a retired supervisor for Holiday Inn at Springfield, Ill. She was a member of Berean Baptist Church, Springfield, Ill. 

She married Harvey H. Richardson Sr. on July 27, 1949, at Cresco, Iowa. He died in 1993. 

Survivors include a son, Ricky Richardson, Granite Shoals, Texas; two daughters, Barbara Kay Schroeder, Pierce City, and Cindy Hurley, Springfield, Ill.; her mother, Mary McDermott, Monett; two brothers, Barney Lane, Bement, Ill., and Gary Lane, Springfield, Ill.; three sisters, Eleanor Price, Fort Worth, Texas, Marilyn Allen, Lincoln, Ill., and Nita Brittenham, Pierce City; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Lakin Funeral Home, Pierce City. Jimmie Copley will officiate. Burial will be in Pierce City Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Cleo Rogers 

NEOSHO, Mo. Cleo Barr Rogers, 71, 805 N. Lincoln St., died at 4:22 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 1996, at her home after a one-year illness. 

Mrs. Rogers was born Feb. 12, 1925, at Springfield. She moved to Neosho in 1962 from Springfield. She was a homemaker and a member of the Second Baptist Church, Neosho. 

Her husband, Charles Rogers, died Jan. 13, 1986. 

Surviving are a son, Howard Nunnelly, Orlando, Fla.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Second Baptist Church, with the Rev. Larry Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Newtonia (Mo.) Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Nelson Price, Chris Lee, Lee Adair, Al Beals, Walter Smith and Wendell Smith. 

The body may be viewed after 1 p.m. Sunday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday. 

Contributions may be made to the church. 

Roscoe Roy 

ASBURY, Mo. Roscoe Roy, 74, Asbury route 1, died at 4:37 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1996, at a nursing home in Joplin after an long illness. 

Mr. Roy was born April 13, 1922, at Waco. He was a lifetime area resident. He was a self-employed miner and farmer. He was an Army veteran. 

He married Bertha McDowell on July 14, 1946, at Waco. She died Sept. 17, 1987. 

Survivors include a son, David Thompson, Carl Junction; a daughter, Shirley Thompson, Greensboro, N.C.; two sisters, Ethel Cooper, Southwest City, and LeVaughn Wethington, Garden City, Mich.; and four grandchildren. 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Waco Cemetery. Tom Roy will officiate. 

Pallbearers will be David Thompson, Ronald Tucker, Keenan Longer, Dean Burpo, David Thompson Jr. and Nicklas Thompson. 

Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home, Webb City. 

Marie Studebaker 

NEOSHO, Mo. Marie Mildred Studebaker, 88, 906 Peterson Road, died at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 1996, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, after a short illness. 

Mrs. Studebaker was born March 25, 1908, in Osage County, Okla. She moved to Neosho in 1990 from Neodesha, Kan., where she had lived 40 years. She was a homemaker and an antique dealer. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Neodesha. 

She married Alvin Studebaker on Sept. 19, 1931, at Newkirk, Okla. He preceded her in death. 

Survivors include a son, Ben Studebaker, Neosho; three brothers, Dewey Myers, Neodesha, Warren Myers, Tulsa, Okla., and Bob Myers, Lowell, Ark.; seven sisters, Zola Mouton and Frances Reagan, both of Tulsa, Sarah Penner, Bella Vista, Ark., Walteena Redcorn, Pawhuska, Okla., Opal Scott, Mimbres, N.M., Margaret Ann Copenhaver, Sayre, Okla., and Julia Davis, Hot Springs, Ark.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Loran-Fawcett Funeral home, Neodesha. The Rev. Ray Newman will officiate. Burial will be in Neodesha Cemetery. 

Local arrangements are under direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. 

Ruby Warren 

LAMAR, Mo. Ruby Madelyn Emmitt Warren, 80, 208 W. Fifth St., died at 10:20 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 1996, at a nursing home in Carthage after a long illness. 

Mrs. Warren was born Dec. 26, 1915, at Pittsburg, Kan. She was a teacher at Morrisville, Liberal and Lamar, and cafeteria manager at Lamar schools. She worked in Lamar schools for 25 years. She also was an instructor at what is now Pittsburg State University. 

She was a member of the First Christian Church of Lamar, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Delta Kappa Gamma, the Retired Teachers Association, the Barton County Historical Society the Lamar Camera Club and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member and former treasurer of Lamar Community Betterment. 

She married Vincil Warren on June 4, 1940, at Pittsburg. He survives. 

Other survivors include a daughter, Nancy Fuchs, Lincoln, Neb.; a brother, Rollie Emmitt, Pittsburg; and two granddaughters. 

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Lohmeyer-Konantz Funeral Home, Lamar, with Doug Oakes, minister, officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Lamar. 

Pallbearers will be Don Bunton, John Gardner, Martin Bunton, Steve Gilkey, Don Lucietta and Oliver Campbell. 

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

Martha Willis 

MONETT, Mo. Martha L. Willis, 52, Independence, a former Monett resident, died Tuesday morning, Oct. 1, 1996, at her home after a short illness. 

Ms. Willis was born Feb. 22, 1944, in Monett. She moved to the Kansas City area 28 years ago from Monett. She was an insurance clerk. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Independence. 

Survivors include a son, Mark Ramsey, Michigan City, Ind.; a daughter, Jenne Hurrell, Carthage; her mother, Betty Hagar, Monett; two brothers, Mike Hagar, Kansas City, and John Hagar, Albuquerque, N.M.; two sisters, Nancy Pearce, Muskegon, Mich., and Betsy Roccabruna, Cheyenne, Wyo.; and four grandchildren. 

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Monett. The Rev. John Braun will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Monett. 

Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Monday at Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett. 

Lydia Hearrell 

COLUMBUS, Kan. Lydia Belle Hearrell, 94, Eugene, Ore., a former Columbus resident, died at 5:55 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 1996, at Sacred Heart Medical Center, Eugene, after a short illness. 

Mrs. Hearrell was born April 14, 1902, at Mano, Mo. She moved to Oregon in 1948 from Columbus. She was a homemaker. 

She married Arthur Hearrell on July 20, 1918, in the state of Kansas. He died in November 1979. 

Survivors include a son, Albert Hearrell, Topeka, Kan.; two daughters, Alwena Lyon, Fullerton, Calif., and Hazel Trumbull, Eugene; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. 

The body is to be cremated. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Rest-Haven Memorial Park, Eugene. 

Arrangements are under direction of Rest-Haven Funeral Home, Eugene. 

Helen Irwin 

FAIRLAND, Okla. Helen Beatrice Irwin, 69, 401 S. Collins St., died at 1:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., after a short illness. 

Mrs. Irwin was born Dec. 8, 1926, at Commerce. She had lived in Fairland the past 32 years, moving from Commerce. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Commerce. She was homemaker. 

She married Roy Irwin in 1962 at Bentonville, Ark. He survives. 

Additional survivors include two daughters, Patsy Crow, Commerce, and Janie Byler, Commerce; a son, Larry Crow, Commerce; two brothers, Richard Williams, Miami, and Jimmy Williams, Commerce; three sisters, Bulah Odom, Miami, and Mary Ann Watson and Roberta Sharp, both of Commerce; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements are pending with Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami. 

Ruth Sargent 

PICHER, Okla. Ruth Juanita Sargent, 88, 136 Devilliers St., died at 5:23 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 1996, at Baptist Regional Health Center after a long illness. 

Mrs. Sargent was born Aug. 9, 1908, at Cardin. She had lived in Picher six months, moving from Joplin, Mo. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church, Carl Junction, Mo. 

She married Percy Ernest Sargent on July 18, 1925. He died in 1979. 

Survivors include two sons, Gordon Sargent and Jack Sargent, both of Joplin; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements are pending with Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher.

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