Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Harry Laughlin 

Harry F. Laughlin, 92, 1218 West 12th St., died at 11:40 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 1996, at Freeman Hospital West after a long illness. 

Mr. Laughlin was born June 20, 1904, at Powell. He came to Joplin, moving from Powell. He was a former self-employed carpenter and painter, retiring in 1974. He was a Methodist. 

Survivors include his sister, Ola M. Clayton, 1112 W. 12th St., Joplin. 

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Parker Mortuary, Joplin. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin. 

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. 

Jack Newman 

Jack E. Newman, 64, 3517 Main St., Kansas City, a former Joplin resident, died Friday, Oct. 4, 1996, at his home after an illness. 

Mr. Newman was born Oct. 19, 1921, Rogers, Ark. Her was employed as a laborer. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. 

Survivors include two sons, Terry Newman, Missouri City, Texas, and Jim Newman, West Moreland, Kan.; a brother, Marion Newman, Toomey, La.; a sister, Hellen Stapp, Rockport, Texas; and seven grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Fairview Cemetery, Joplin. Jim Newman, pastor, will officiate. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin. 

Charlie Terhune 

Charlie J. Terhune, 84, Brighton, former resident of Joplin, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 1996, at his home after an illness. 

Mr. Terhune was born May 8, 1912, in Springfield. He was a retired truck driver and had served in the marine corps. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Springfield, the American Legion Post No. 676, and the Veterans of Foreign War No. 3404, both of Springfield. 

He married Mary Kresyman on July 31, 1947. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Charlie J. Terhune Jr., of the state of Texas; a daughter, Norma Robertson, Brighton; a sister, Virginia Terhune, Springfield; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. 

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Springfield. Father Anthony Shidler will officiate. Burial will be in the White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Springfield. Military rites will be conducted by the Veterans Memorial Team, Springfield. Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Herman Lohmeyer Funeral Home, Springfield. 

Contributions may be made to the St. Joseph Catholic Church. 

Ethmar Williams 

GOODMAN, Mo. Ethmar E. Williams, 75, Goodman, died at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 1996, at his home after a seven-week illness. 

Mr. Williams was born Oct. 1, 1921, in Goodman, and was a lifelong area resident. He had owned and operated a drug store at Granby from 1948 to 1950, and then owned and operated Williams Hardware store in Goodman. He retired from Johnston's Tru-Value Hardware, Neosho, where he was a receiving and pricing clerk. 

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1942 to 1945. He was a member of the Goodman First Baptist Church. He was a past commander and member of the American Legion in Goodman, the Disabled American Veterans and a former member of the Goodman Lions Club. 

He married Naomi Spencer on Aug. 29, 1941, at Anderson. She survives. 

Other survivors include a sister, Helen Chancellor, Neosho. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Goodman First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Reese Morrow officiating. Burial, under direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, will be in Howard Cemetery, Goodman. 

Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Goodman American Legion members will be seated as a group. 

The family will be at the home. 

Contributions may be made to the Goodman First Baptist Church or the Newton County Chapter of the American Cancer Society. 

Gerald Carter 

PIERCE CITY, Mo. Gerald Arthur Carter, 78, Pierce City, died at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 1996, at McCune-Brooks Hospital, Carthage, after a long illness. 

Mr. Carter was born June 4, 1918, in Wentworth. He was a lifelong area resident. He was an inspector for the former Juvenile Shoe Corp. plant at Sarcoxie. He retired in 1980. He was a member and deacon at the Ritchey Baptist Church. 

He married Eyvonne Niskern on Nov. 13, 1940, in Twin Falls, Idaho. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Darrell Carter, Warrensburg; two daughters, Beverly Hardy, Willard, and Sharon Poindexter, Carthage; a brother, George Carter, Joplin; a sister, Maxine Pope, Oronogo; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ritchey Baptist Church. The Rev. Charles Leonard and the Rev. Jack Sanders will officiate. 

Burial will be in the Sarcoxie Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Jeff Poindexter, Gil Carter, Matt Sappington, Jason Trammell, Homer Heilig and Pete Strong. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Clark Funeral Home, Granby. 

Contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association or the Alzheimer's Association, in care of the funeral home. 

John Fank 

NEOSHO, Mo. John A. Fank, 84, 415 Geyer Road, Neosho, died at 10:25 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 1996, at Freeman Neosho Hospital after an illness. 

Mr. Fank was born May 30, 1912, at Dolliver, Iowa. He moved to the Neosho area from Dolliver in 1964. 

He was a farmer and cattle rancher. 

He was a member of the Methodist Church. 

He married Iola Neusch on May 29, 1936, at Nashua, Iowa. She survives. 

Other survivors include two daughters, Lana Thoreson, Joplin, and Lori Jones, Neosho; two sisters, Tillie Vandebanter and Elizabeth Hein, both of Estherville, Iowa; two grandsons; and a great-grandchild. 

Friends may call after noon Sunday, with the family receiving friends from 3 tp 6 p.m., at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. 

Private family services and burial are planned. 

Contributions may be made to the Newton County Chapter of the American Cancer Society. 

Shirley Haskins 

MONETT, Mo. Shirley Kathleen Haskins, 63, Monett, died at 1:32 a.m. Thursday at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, after a short illness. 

Mrs. Haskins was born March 21, 1933, at Loraine, Ill. In 1963 she came to Monett, moving from Hannibal. She was a homemaker and a member of the Monett First United Methodist Church. She also was a member of the Just-a-Mere Club and the Wednesday Afternoon Bowling Club, both of Monett. 

She married W.C. ``Bill'' Haskins on Aug. 17, 1963, at Hannibal. He survives. 

Additional survivors include two sons, Leo Priest, Little Rock, Ark., and Raymond Priest, Monett; a stepson, Morris Haskins, Las Vegas, Nev.; two daughters, Marsha Harris, Monett, and Ramona Springer, Aurora; a stepdaughter, Judy Rollins, Wilmington, N.C.; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett. The Rev. Mark Mildren will officiate. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery, Monett. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 

Contributions may be made to the Hospice of Branson, in care of the funeral home. 

Willadene Brumback 

Willadene M. Brumback, 63, Joplin route 7, died at 1:20 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 1996, at Freeman Hospital East, Joplin, after a long illness. 

Mrs. Brumback was born Aug. 19, 1933, at Wheaton. She had lived in the Joplin area since 1958. She worked at LaBarge Electronics, Joplin, as a supervisor. She was a Baptist. 

She married Ervin Brumback on March 11, 1983, at Miami, Okla. He survives. 

Other survivors include a daughter, Felicia Forney, Hendersonville, N.C.; two stepdaughters, Pat Hansen, Joplin, and Jeannie Lindsey, Grove, Okla.; two brothers, Gene Corn, Skiatook, Okla., and Don Corn, Monett; a sister, Olen Bass, Springfield; and three grandchildren. 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary, with the Rev. Mike Snider officiating. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Bruce Hansen, Jerry Lindsey, Jeff Lindsey, Daniel Young, Willard Hill and Kelley Melton. 

Contributions may be made to Empire Baptist Church, Joplin. 

Hazel Fanning 

Hazel Rae Fanning, 89, Joplin, died at 4:55 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Fanning was born Feb. 23, 1907, at Leslie, Ark. She moved to Joplin in 1925 from West Helena, Ark. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Westside Christian Church, Joplin, and was past president of the former A-TA Lodge Women's Auxiliary. 

She married Irlie G. Fanning on June 12, 1924, at West Helena. He died March 10, 1983. 

Survivors include a son, Irlie ``Doc'' Fanning, Joplin; a daughter, Betty Purcell, Murray, Ky.; a brother, Leo Myers, Oronogo; three sisters, Dean Trease and Adalee Neff, both of Joplin, and Edith Snell, Monett; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements are pending with Parker Mortuary. 

The family will be at the home of a granddaughter, Dianne West, 815 Patterson Ave. 

Contributions may be made to the Children's Miracle Network or to the March of Dimes. 

Mary Whetstone 

Mary Ella Whetstone, 73, Joplin, died at 1:20 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center after an illness of one year. 

Mrs. Whetstone was born Aug. 25, 1923, in Joplin and was a lifetime area resident. She was a 1941 graduate of Seneca (Mo.) High School. She was a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. for 40 years, retiring in 1982. She was a member of the Southwestern Bell Telephone Pioneers and Greenwood Baptist Church. 

She married Kenneth R. Whetstone on Feb. 14, 1944, at Picher, Okla. He died Sept. 17, 1985. 

Survivors include two sons, Vernon Whetstone, Benkelman, Neb., and Larry Whetstone, Altus, Okla.; three brothers, Wayne Putnam Jr. and Ray Putnam, both of Joplin, and Beryl Putnam, Del City, Okla.; two sisters, Sue Nell Castell, Joplin, and Mae Crowder, Albany, Ga.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements are pending with Parker Mortuary. 

Adella Buhrman 

STOTTS CITY, Mo. Adella L. Buhrman, 93, Stotts City route 1, died at 7:47 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 1996, at the Missouri Rehabilitation Center, Mount Vernon, after a long illness. 

Mrs. Buhrman was born April 2, 1903, in Lawrence County. She was a lifetime resident of the Stotts City area. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the United Church of Christ, rural Mount Vernon, and the Women's Guild of the church. 

She married Theophil Buhrman on Jan. 25, 1925, in rural Mount Vernon. He died in February 1966. 

Survivors include a son, Floyd Buhrman, Stotts City; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the United Church of Christ, rural Mount Vernon. The Rev. Fred Fieker will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Housh Funeral Home Sarcoxie. 

Contributions may be made to the United Church of Christ Cemetery Association, in care of the funeral home. 

Alva Haizlip 

AURORA, Mo. Alva W. Haizlip, 88, Aurora, died at 12:15 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 1996, at Cox Medical Center-South, Springfield, after a short illness. 

Mr. Haizlip was born Aug. 4, 1908, at Lebanon. He was a member of Aurora United Methodist Church. He was a school principal at Fort Riley, Kan., before retiring. 

He married Ruby Garrison on May 8, 1929, at Emporia, Kan. She survives. 

Other survivors include a son, Warren Haizlip, Francis, Okla.; three daughters, Ruth Ann Baker, Aurora, Carolyn Sue Williams, Marion, Kan., and Rosalin Beth James, Shell Knob; a brother, LeRoy Haizlip, Murray, Utah; nine grandchildren; and nine stepgrandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Aurora United Methodist Church. The Rev. Harold Gold will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Park Cemetery. 

Arrangements are under direction of Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, Aurora. 

Oliver Hollandsworth 

NEOSHO, Mo. Oliver Hollandsworth, 79, 17070 Kentucky Drive, Neosho, died at 6:25 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 1996, at Freeman Neosho Hospital after an illness. 

Mr. Hollandsworth was born Aug. 12, 1917, at Mount Sterling. He moved to Neosho in 1959 from Wichita, Kan. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a machinist for Rocketdyne and Teledyne of Neosho, retiring in 1983. He was a member of M. Waldo Hattler Post No. 4142, Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. 

He married Janet Scott on March 21, 1952, at Wichita. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Mark Hollandsworth, Neosho; and a granddaughter. 

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m today at Neosho Memorial Park Cemetery. Pastor Bruce Love will officiate. 

Arrangements are under direction of Woodard-Freund-Thompson Funeral Home, Neosho. 

Roy Hurt 

CARTHAGE, Mo. Roy Hurt, 75, Whitney, Texas, a former Carthage resident, died at 4 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 1996, at his home after suffering an apparent heart attack. 

Mr. Hurt was born May 20, 1921, at Harrison, Ark. He moved from Springfield to Carthage in 1942, and to the state of Texas in 1985. He was a salesman for Sears, Roebuck and Co. for 40 years before retiring, having worked at Kansas City, Wichita, Kan., and El Paso, Texas. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. 

He married Lois Danner on June 18, 1942, at Springfield. She died Nov. 25, 1989. 

Survivors include two sons, Jim Hurt, Deming, N.M., and Alvin Hurt, Katy, Texas; a daughter, Ida Kay Chandler, Deming; a brother, John Hurt, Springfield; three sisters, Jody Dunkle, Carthage, and Omega Danner and Ina Hurt, both of Springfield; and five grandchildren. 

Arrangements are pending with Knell Mortuary, Carthage. 

Braze Lewis 

AURORA, Mo. Braze E. ``Shorty'' Lewis, 81, Aurora, died at 12:37 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 1996, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a short illness. 

Mr. Lewis was born Nov. 27, 1914, at Harrison, Ark. He was a longtime Aurora resident. He retired from the camera department at MWM Color Press, Aurora. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, Aurora. 

He married Georgia Lackey on July 26, 1937, in the state of Arkansas. She survives. 

Additional survivors include two sons, Edward Lewis and Ronald Lewis, both of Aurora; a daughter, Georgia Lee Money, Independence; a brother, Joe Lewis, Springfield; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Fellowship Baptist Church, Aurora. The Rev. Lee Parsons will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Park Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, Aurora. 

Contributions may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church. 

Gretchen McKinley 

STARK CITY, Mo. Gretchen V. McKinley, 91, Stark City, died at 2:17 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a short illness. 

Mrs. McKinley was born Dec. 7, 1904, at Carrier, Okla. She moved to Stark City about 10 years ago from Wheaton. She had worked for Boeing Aircraft Co. at Wichita, Kan., and she and her husband formerly operated the Wheaton Locker Plant. She also had been a school cook at Wheaton. 

She was a member of Chapel of the Ozarks Freewill Baptist Church, Rocky Comfort, and the Order of the Eastern Star, Stella. 

She married Roscoe McKinley on June 28, 1932. He died in 1985. 

There are no immediate survivors. 

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Rocky Comfort Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Wogoman and the Rev. Gene Robinson will officiate. 

The casket will be closed. 

Arrangements are under direction of Wheaton Funeral Home. 

Bud Zanelli 

DIAMOND, Mo. Anthony J. ``Bud'' Zanelli, 53, rural Diamond, died at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 1996, at his home after suffering an apparent heart attack. 

Mr. Zanelli was born Feb. 15, 1943, at Danbury, Conn. He moved to the Joplin-Diamond area three years ago. He was an electrician for Fagan Electric Co., Joplin. 

He was a member of Local 70, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Smith, Ark. He was a veteran of the Army. 

He married Diana Bailey on May 23, 1970, at Joplin. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, David Zanelli, address unavailable; a stepson, David Bailey, Albuquerque, N.M.; three brothers, Howson Stevens, Ron Stevens and John Hopkins, all of the state of Florida; a sister, Norma, last name unavailable, state of Connecticut; and a granddaughter. 

The body is to be cremated. Private memorial services will be conducted. 

Arrangements are under direction of Parker Mortuary, Joplin. 

Robert Anderson 

MIAMI, Okla. Robert E. ``Bob'' Anderson, 68, 2020 Yale St., died at 3:25 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 1996, at St. John's Medical Center, Tulsa, after a short illness. 

Mr. Anderson was born July 16, 1928, in Miami and was a lifetime area resident. He was a 1948 graduate of the Oklahoma Military Academy, and he received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Oklahoma, Norman. He had owned and operated Anderson Real Estate in Miami and later Anderson Appraisal Co. 

He was a member and former deacon of the First Christian Church, Miami. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, retiring as a colonel. 

He married Barbara Hannebohn on Dec. 27, 1955, in Miami. She survives. 

Additional survivors include two sons, Wayne Anderson, Oklahoma City, and Tom Anderson, Austin, Texas; a sister, Anderson, Miami; and a grandson. 

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

Freda Bartley 

GROVE, Okla. Freda Bartley, 82, Grove, died Thursday morning, Oct. 10, 1996, at her home after a sudden illness. 

Mrs. Bartley was born Jan. 6, 1914, at Waukomis. She and her husband owned and operated a television and radio repair shop at Enid. She moved to the Grove area in 1967 from Enid. She was a retired nurse and was director of the Cherry Reds at Grove General Hospital. 

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Grove, and was a member of the board of Grove Springs Park. 

She married James Bartley on Aug. 14, 1936, at Enid. He died in June 1996. 

Survivors include a son, Orvale Bartley, Enid; a sister, Velma LaMunyon, Enid; and two grandsons. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the First United Methodist Church, Grove. The Rev. Nicky Blackford will officiate. Burial will be in Olympus Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Q.B. Ditmore, John Meyer, Ray Johnson, Ernie Bridgewater and Rufus Sprueill. 

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

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

Lewis Cheek 

AFTON, Okla. Lewis Lemay Cheek, 73, Afton, died early Friday morning, Oct. 11, 1996, at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, after a long illness. 

Mr. Cheek was born Aug. 23, 1923, in Afton and was a lifetime resident. He farmed and raised livestock. 

He was a member of the First Christian Church, Afton, where he served on the board of trustees and as church clerk. He served on the board of the Ottawa County Conservation District for 40 years and was a former chairman of the board. He was a member of the executive committee of Cherokee Hills Resource Conservation and Development. 

Survivors include two sisters, Rosemary Cheek and Hazel Bronaugh, both of Afton. 

Arrangements are pending with Jim Thomas Funeral Home, Afton.

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