Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Ruby Brown 

Myrtle Ruby Brown, 83, Joplin, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1996, at her home after a short illness. 

Mrs. Brown was born March 2, 1913, in the state of Kansas. She lived most of her life in the Noel area, moving to Joplin eight years ago. She was a homemaker. 

Survivors include a son, Terry Engle, Pleasant Hill; two daughters, Phyllis Simmons, Joplin, and Mary Quisenberry, Kansas City; a brother, Harley Richardson, Bethany, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson. The Rev. John Roeder will officiate. Burial will be in Pineville (Mo.) Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Ken Gradwohl, Robert Quisenberry, Mike Campbell, Wayne Johnson, Charles Curry and Gary Curry. 

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 

Contributions may be made to the Byers Avenue United Methodist Church Life Center in Joplin, in care of the funeral home. 

Kennedy Craig 

Graveside services for Kennedy Mann Craig, newborn daughter of Richard and Sarah Mann-Craig, Joplin, formerly of Anderson, who died Monday, will be at 10 a.m. today at Anderson Cemetery, Anderson. 

Tom Ellis, pastor, will officiate. 

Arrangements are under direction of Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson. 

Hays McCaskill 

Hays L. McCaskill, 84, Joplin, died at 3:19 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 1996, at his home after a short illness. 

Mr. McCaskill was born July 28, 1912, at Longview, Texas. He had lived the past 60 years in Joplin, moving from Texas. He was a Navy veteran. He was a commercial insulator for Joplin Cement Co. and Midwest Materials, retiring in 1977. He was a member of Joplin Elks Lodge No. 501. He was a member of Oakland Christian Church, where he was an elder and a past deacon. 

He married Velma Hale on Oct. 8, 1933, in Joplin. She survives. 

Also surviving are a son, Ronald McCaskill, Pittsburg, Kan.; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Parker Mortuary. Clarence Chartier, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Jeff Lee, Leroy Watts, Charlie Conroy, Howard Gardener, Don Heritage and Dick Twicell. 

Olga Olsen 

Olga Harryman Olsen, 81, Portland, Ore., formerly of Joplin and Saginaw, died Monday, Oct. 7, 1996, at her home after an illness. 

Mrs. Olsen was born Sept. 16, 1915, at Hay, Wash. She lived 20 years in the Joplin area before moving to Idaho. She lived six years in Idaho before moving to Portland in 1941. She worked in Portland shipyards during World War II. She was a field supervisor for Montgomery Ward for 16 years and was a real-estate saleswoman for 20 years. 

She married Martin Olsen on March 9, 1935. He preceded her in death. 

Survivors include two sisters, Grace Main, Battle Ground, Wash., and Sarah Denison, Vancouver, Wash. 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Stehn's Funeral Home, Milwaukie, Ore. Burial will be in Clackamas (Ore.) Cemetery. 

Leona Setser 

Leona M. Setser, 91, Oklahoma City, Okla., formerly of Joplin route 7, died at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1996, at Southwest Hospital, Oklahoma City, after an illness. 

Mrs. Setser was born Feb. 3, 1905, at Buffalo. She moved to Joplin in 1929. She was a teacher in the Joplin R-8 School District for 47 years, retiring in 1970. She was a graduate of Golden City High School and Pittsburg (Kan.) State University. She was a member of Jasper Baptist Church, Jasper. 

She married Tommy ``T.J.'' Setser on Nov. 18, 1932, at Buffalo. He died Jan. 3, 1957. 

Survivors include a sister, Berniece Houck, Oklahoma City. 

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Atlas Cemetery, east of Joplin. The Rev. Ray Hartline will officiate. 

Nephews will serve as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary. 

Beulah England 

AURORA, Mo. Beulah Alvina England, 75, Aurora, died at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1996, at her home after a long illness. 

Mrs. England was born April 16, 1921, at Cato. She attended Fairview School, Fairview. She had been a cook at Gaddis School, near Cassville, and a seamstress for Crane Manufacturing, Crane, for about 30 years. She was a member of Twin Valle Baptist Church, near Jenkins, and was a Sunday school teacher. 

She married Joe England on Nov. 25, 1937, at Cassville. He survives. 

Other survivors include two sons, Ted England, Neosho, and Jackie England, Aurora; three daughters, Carol House, Cassville, Beverly Brown, Mequon, Wis., and Linda Ledgerwood, Memphis, Tenn.; a sister, Opal Wilson, Augusta, Kan.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mineral Springs Cemetery, Cassville, with the Rev. Robert Brown officiating. 

Pallbearers will be Kenny House, Carol Ledgerwood, Chuck Brown, Jay Brown, Aaron Brown and Chris House. 

Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. 

Roy Howerton 

MONETT, Mo. Roy Howerton, 93, Carmel, Ind., a former Monett resident, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1996, at a nursing home in Carmel after a short illness. 

Mr. Howerton was born Nov. 10, 1902, at Butterfield. He moved from Monett to Carmel several years ago to live near his son. He was a pharmacy salesman for Eli Lilly and Co. for 38 years, working in Kansas and Missouri. He retired in 1967. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Monett. 

His wife, Louise Josephine Rice Howerton, died in 1986. 

Survivors include a son, Robert Howerton, Carmel; a brother, Charles Howerton, Tulsa, Okla.; and seven grandchildren. 

The body has been cremated. 

Memorial services are pending with Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett. 

Brandon Shackelford 

LAMAR, Mo. Services for Brandon Scott Shackelford, 13, Lamar, who died Friday, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar. 

The Rev. Arthur Rogers will officiate. Burial will be in Memory Gardens, Lamar. 

Contributions may be made to the Cerebral Palsy Center, Webb City, in care of the funeral home. 

The services were rescheduled from Tuesday. 

Jane Leggett 

COLUMBUS, Kan. Jane E. Pine Leggett, 77, 300 N. Seventh St., died at 4:46 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., after an illness. 

Mrs. Leggett was born Dec. 11, 1918, at Galena, Mo. She lived in Columbus from 1945 to 1954. She lived at Kennewick, Richland and Benton City, all in the state of Washington, before returning to Columbus in 1991. 

She was a graduate of Galena (Kan.) High School and a business college at Miami, Okla. She had worked for Boeing Aircraft Co, Wichita, and she was a Cherokee County employee during the 1940s. 

She married Gene Leggett on Sept. 23, 1943, at Las Vegas, Nev. He survives. 

Other survivors include a son, Charles Milas Leggett, Sumner, Wash.; and a brother, Robert Pine, Kansas City, Kan. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Murdock Funeral Home, Columbus, with the Rev. Garland Bohn officiating. Burial will be in Park Cemetery. 

Shirley Randall 

GROVE, Okla. Shirley M. Randall, 68, Grove, died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1996, at Grove General Hospital after a short illness. 

Mrs. Randall was born Nov. 20, 1927, at Wyatt, Ind. She moved to Grove five years ago from Liberal, Kan., where she lived 35 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Grace Presbyterian Church, Liberal. 

She married William S. Randall on July 7, 1951, at Tulsa. He survives. 

Additional survivors include two sons, John Randall, Chicago, Ill., and Tom Randall, Paola, Kan.; a daughter, Janet Allen, Beloit, Kan.; and seven grandchildren. 

The body is to be cremated. 

Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove. The Rev. Leo Culver will officiate. 

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Tulsa. 

Raymond Rowden 

MIAMI, Okla. Raymond J. Rowden, 66, Miami route 4, died at 6:23 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1996, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, Mo., after a short illness. 

Mr. Rowden was born Feb. 16, 1930, at Picher. He moved to Miami in 1992 from the state of California, where he had lived since the early 1960s. He was plant manager for a plastic coating company in California. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Masonic Lodge at Van Nuys, Calif. 

He married Nadine Jones on March 26, 1948, at Fayetteville, Ark. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Raymond Earl Rowden, Norwalk, Calif.; a daughter, Rhonda Paulette Rouse, Owasso; two brothers, Frank J. Rowden Jr., Joplin, and Chester Myrl Rowden, Jay; a sister, Patricia Joy Owen, Temecula, Calif.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at GAR Cemetery, Miami. The Rev. Gerald Baser will officiate. 

Members of Miami Masonic Lodge No. 140 will conduct graveside rites. 

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

Ima Dean Sullins 

MIAMI, Okla. Ima Dean Sullins, 73, 1939 M St. S.W., died at 5:24 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1996, at Baptist Regional Health Center after a short illness. 

Mrs. Sullins was born July 9, 1923, at Emet. She moved to the Miami area in 1941 from Emet. She was a 1941 graduate of Melbourne High School. She was manager of the utility department for the city of Miami. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Miami. 

She married Stanley J. Sullins on Oct. 19, 1941, at Emet. He survives. 

Additional survivors include a daughter, Teresa Grisham, Norman; a sister, Frances Park, Dallas, Texas; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church, Miami. The Rev. Loren Messenger will officiate. Burial will be in Glen Abbey Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Rogers, Todd Rutherford, Alan Park, Randy Park, Delmer Burris and Larry Davis. 

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

Contributions may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for Cancer, in care of the funeral home.

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