Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Kennedy Craig 

Kennedy Mann Craig, newborn son of Richard and Sarah MannCraig, Joplin, formerly of Anderson, died at 5:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin. 

Additional survivors include a sister, Hillary Brooklyn, of the home; maternal grandparents, Jerry and Sue Mann, Anderson; paternal grandparents, Carl and Sue Craig, Anderson; maternal great-grandmother, Opal Mae Hatzfeld, Anderson; maternal great-grandparents, Lewis and Etta Mann-Stephens, Goodman; paternal great-grandfather, Hubert Hanes, Anderson; paternal great-grandmother, Betty Craig, address unavailable. 

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Anderson Cemetery, Anderson. Tom Ellis, pastor, will officiate. 

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

Nora Russell 

Services for Nora Lee Nelson Russell, 67, 2408 Montana Place, who died Monday, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Parker Mortuary. 

The Rev. John Sherwood will officiate. Burial will be in Osborne Memorial Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Steve Martin, Harry Trammel, Walter Garfield, Keith Jackson, Dan Rodabaugh and Sean Vanslyke. 

The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. today at the mortuary. 

Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the Fellowship Baptist Church of Joplin. 

Maybelle Veltri 

Maybelle H. Veltri, 84, Joplin, died at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center after a short illness. 

Mrs. Veltri was born Aug. 21, 1912, at Lockwood. She moved to Joplin from Wilmington, Del., in 1971. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church, Joplin. 

She married Joseph Veltri on March 25, 1951, at Columbus, Kan. He died Oct. 6. 

Surviving are two stepdaughters, Joann Marrone, Miami, Okla., and Margaret Havens, Overland Park, Kan.; a sister, Maggie Mallory, Baxter Springs, Kan.; six stepgrandchildren; and eight great-stepgrandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin. The Rev. William Henderson will officiate. 

Friends may call after 10 a.m. today at Parker Mortuary. 

Ruth Baugh 

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. Ruth Virginia Baugh, 70, Mount Vernon, died at 5:28 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1996, at her home in Mount Vernon after a long illness. 

Mrs. Baugh was born Aug. 23, 1926, at Medford, Mass. 

She was a retired secretary for a trucking company, and a member of Kingsway Christian Church, Mount Vernon. 

She married Leymon Baugh on May 20, 1970, in the state of California. He died on July 5, 1982. 

Survivors include two sons, James Baxter Whittemore III, Redlands, Calif., and David Brian Whittemore, Loma Linda, Calif.; two daughters, Kristi W. Burr, Redlands, and Kimberly A. King, Owasso, Okla.; a brother, Robert E. Hall, state of Arizona; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandson. 

No services are planned. The body has been cremated. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, Mount Vernon. 

Tristan Bell 

ANDERSON, Mo. Tristan Mathew Bell, 11-month-old son of Kenneth Mathew Bell and Shawna Christine Woodring, Anderson, died at 11:20 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 1996, at the St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, after an illness. 

The child was born Oct. 22, 1995, in Gravette, Ark. 

Survivors, in addition to the parents, include a brother, Edward Roman Hawley III, of the home; maternal grandfather, Wesley Roy Woodring, Oklahoma City, Okla.; paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Peggy Bell, Dallas, Texas; maternal great-grandparents, Hester and Barbara Woodring, Seligman, and Truman and Shirley Helms, Mustang, Okla.; paternal great-grandparents, Frank and Dorothy Fowke, Canada, and Grover and Eunice Bell, Green Forest, Ark.; and a maternal great-great-grandmother, Madge Woodring, Bethany, Okla. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Anderson Cemetery, Anderson. The Rev. Sam Mitchell will officiate. 

Friends may call Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. There will be no family visitation. 

Bryan Cooper 

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. A. Bryan Cooper, 90, Mount Vernon, died at 4:25 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Mr. Cooper was born Aug. 31, 1906, in Kansas City. In 1971, he retired as a licensed practical nurse at what was the Missouri State Chest Hospital, Mount Vernon. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Mount Vernon. 

He married Madelyn Holt in 1955 in Mount Vernon. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Robert L. Cooper, Springfield; a daughter, Mary Ann Rebori, Springfield; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Mount Vernon. 

The Rev. Gary Gilmore will officiate. Burial will be in Spokane (Mo.) Cemetery. 

Contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church bus fund, in care of the funeral home. 

James Evered 

WEBB CITY, Mo. James F. Evered, 67, Denton, Texas, formerly of Webb City, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 1996, at his home after a long illness. 

Mr. Evered was born Dec. 30, 1928, at Mexico, Mo. He graduated in 1952 from what now is Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield. He taught from 1952 to 1954 in the Webb City School District. 

He retired in 1993 as a private consultant and sales trainer. He formerly was with Redman Industries, Dallas, and Phillips Petroleum Co., Bartlesville, Okla. He was the author of ``The Disciplines of Selling'' and ``Shirt-sleeves Management.'' 

He was a past president of the National Society of Sales Training Executives. 

He married Joanne Cole of Webb City in November 1952. She survives. 

Also surviving are a son, J. Erich Evered, Las Vegas, Nev.; a daughter, Kristi Burns, Plano; his mother, Lorene Evered, address unavailable; a sister, Lillian Dowling, Jefferson City; brother, John W. Evered, Gainesville, Fla.; and a grandson. 

Services were conducted in Dallas, with burial was in Restland Memorial Park. Arrangements were under the direction of Restland Funeral Home, Dallas. 

Marjorie Green 

SENECA, Mo. Marjorie Lankford Green, 80, Seneca, died at 4:05 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after an illness. 

Mrs. Green was born Sept. 22, 1916, in Seneca. She was a lifelong resident of the Seneca area. 

She was a member of the Highway 60 Church of Christ, near Neosho. 

She married Arlie Green on Aug. 17, 1932, at Seneca. He survives. 

Other survivors include two sons, Gary D. Green, Joplin, and Frank L. Green, Seneca; four daughters, Linda Schmidt, Wyandotte, Okla., Sherry Owens, Neosho, Sue Owens, Joplin, and Ronda Foster, Webb City; two brothers, James A. Lankford, Pilot Rock, Ore., and G.E. Lankford, Seneca; two sisters, Etta Mae Crumbliss, Pendleton, Ore., and Wanda Lee Edmondson, Seneca; 16 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, with Dale Wellman officiating. Burial will be in Thompson Grove Cemetery, near Seneca. 

Pallbearers will be Glen Schmidt, Mike Green, Ron Green, Cale Green, Lee Owens, Jason Foster and Brandon Foster. 

The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. 

Carol Mendez 

PIERCE CITY, Mo. Carol Mendez, 45, Pierce City, died at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, after a long illness. 

Ms. Mendez was born Aug. 31, 1951, in Crawfordsville, Ark. She was a longtime Pierce City resident and formerly worked at a garment factory in the Monett area. 

Survivors include a son, Harry Dowdy, Pierce City; her mother, Mary Potts, Monett; three brothers, William Potts, Allen Potts, and Randale Potts, all of Monett; five sisters, Bernice Shouse, state of Kentucky, Rosemary Gray, Pierce City, and Mary Daniels, Glenda Dillard and Elizabeth Benbrook, all of Monett; and a grandson. 

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at IOOF Cemetery, Monett. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Contributions may be made to the Cancer Fund, in care of Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett. 

Catherine Tebow 

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. Catherine E. Tebow, 90, Mount Vernon, died at 6:50 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 1996, at the Missouri Rehabilitation Center, Mount Vernon, after a long illness. 

Mrs. Tebow was born March 24, 1906, at Southwest City. She was a retired owner and operator of a drug store. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Mount Vernon. 

Her husband, Robert G. Tebow, died April 26, 1990. 

Survivors include two sons, Robert W. Tebow, Poplar Bluff, and Bill Tebow, Laramie, Wyo.; a brother, Charles R. Wilson, Pittsburg, Kan.; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. 

The body has been cremated. 

Arrangements are pending with the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, Mount Vernon. 

Clarence Wallace 

COLUMBUS, Kan. Clarence L. Wallace, 81, 118 Fourth Ave., Columbus, died at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 1996, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, Mo., after an illness. 

Mr. Wallace was born Sept. 28, 1915, at Jerico, Mo. He was a 1933 graduate of the Columbus High School. In 1979, he retired after working for 33 years at the Columbus ice plant and 12 years for the city of Columbus. He was a member of First Christian Church, Columbus. 

He married Mildred Patty on July 17, 1937, in Galena. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a daughter, Patricia McCarthy, Buena Park, Calif.; a brother, L.A. Wallace, Grove, Okla.; four sisters, Pauline Baldwin, and Maxine Baldwin, both of Miller, Mo., Lucy Ochsenbein, Columbus, and Naomi Browning, Sarasota, Fla.; and three grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Murdock Funeral Home, Columbus. The Rev. Garland Bohn will officiate. Burial will be in the Park Cemetery, Columbus. 

Otto Houck 

JAY, Okla. Otto W. Houck, 89, Jay, died at 11:45 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 1996, at a Grove nursing home after a long illness. 

Mr. Houck was born Aug. 1, 1907, at Jay. He retired after 36 years as a shovel operator for Phelps-Dodge Copper Co., Ajo, Ariz. He returned in 1984 to Jay. 

His wife, the former Grace Smith, died in 1984. 

Surviving are a sister, Stella All, Twin Falls, Idaho. 

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. today at Mount Hermon Cemetery, Jay. The Rev. Chuck Glass will officiate. 

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to noon today at Hinderliter-Woodard Chapel, Jay. 

Imogene Jones 

GROVE, Okla. Imogene Jones, 73, Wyandotte, died at 7:40 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 1996, at the Grove General Hospital, after a long illness. 

Mrs. Jones was born June 21, 1923, in Weir, Kan. In 1962, she came to Wyandotte, moving from Columbus, Kan. In 1986, she retired from nursing at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo. She attended the Council House Church, Wyandotte. 

She married Stuart Jones on July 27, 1941, in Joplin. He survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, James Jones, Grove; a sister, Ilene Dewitt, Tulsa; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Council House Cemetery, Wyandotte. The Rev. Larry Pickard will officiate. 

The casket will be closed. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Hinderliter-Woodard Funeral Service, Grove.

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