Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Thelma Busby 

Thelma I. Busby, 80, Joplin, died at 4:35 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 1996, at a local nursing home after a two-year illness. 

Mrs. Busby was born July 28, 1916, at Stockton. She lived most of her life in Jasper County. She was a homemaker and a member of Forest Park Baptist Church, Joplin. 

Her husband, Russell Busby, died Oct. 26, 1974. 

Survivors include a son, William Busby, Galena, Kan.; a daughter, Shirley Hall, Joplin route 9; three sisters, Bea Lauderdale, Kansas City, Kan., Velma O'Dell, Joplin, and Novene Wall, Neosho; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City. Allen Brintnall, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin. 

Friends may call after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, where family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday. 

Hazel Fanning 

Services for Hazel Rae Fanning, 89, Joplin, who died Thursday, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Spring River Christian Village chapel, Joplin. 

Allen Brintnall and Gene Hutchcraft, ministers, will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Tom West, Joe West, Allen Ash, Matt Howerton and Ronnie Myers. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the Spring River Christian Village chapel. 

Arrangements are under direction of Parker Mortuary. 

Mary Whetstone 

Services for Mary Ella Whetstone, 73, Joplin, who died Friday, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Parker Mortuary. 

The Rev. Skip Williams, the Rev. Vernon Whetstone and Larry Whetstone will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Terry Whetstone, Tim Rickey, Ray Putnam, Mike Putnam, Bill Putnam and David Osborn. 

The family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m. today at the mortuary. 

The family will be at the home of a brother, Ray Putnam, 2302 Harlem Ave. 

Contributions may be made to Greenwood Baptist Church or to the Southwestern Bell Telephone Pioneers, in care of the funeral home. 

Sarah Blakemore 

DADEVILLE, Mo. Sarah Higgins Blakemore, 88, Dadeville, died at 5:05 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 1996, at her home after a short illness. 

Mrs. Blakemore was born March 17, 1908, in Dade County. She was a lifetime area resident. She attended what now are Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, and Northeastern Oklahoma State University, Tahlequah. She taught school in the state of Oklahoma, and in Dadeville and Lamar. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association. She was a member of Dadeville United Methodist Church. 

She married George A. Blakemore on June 24, 1939, at Willard. He survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, George Robert ``Bob'' Blakemore, Greenfield; and two granddaughters. 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Dadeville United Methodist Church. The Rev. Larry Malaney will officiate. Burial will be in Dadeville Masonic Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Dadeville Funeral Chapel. 

Contributions may be made to Dadeville United Methodist Church or to Dadeville Masonic Cemetery. 

Joan Bruner 

NEOSHO, Mo. Joan C. Bruner, 65, 1900 Cash St., died at 11:55 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 1996, at her home after a three-month illness. 

Ms. Bruner was born May 25, 1931, at Aurora, Ill. She had lived in Neosho for more than 20 years. She had been a waitress at Red Lobster, Joplin, for 10 years. 

Survivors include three sons, Lester Bruner, Carthage, Kevin Bruner, Neosho, and Paul Bruner, Linden, Mich.; a daughter, Julie England, Princeton, Minn.; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 

The body is to be cremated. 

Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. Max Bishop will officiate. Private burial will be in Diamond Cemetery, Diamond. 

Contributions may be made to St. John's Hospice, in care of the funeral home. 

Claudis Cooper 

SENECA, Mo. Claudis E. Cooper, 91, Seneca, died at 1:25 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Mr. Cooper was born Feb. 16, 1905, in the state of Kansas. He was a longtime Seneca resident. He owned and operated the former Cooper's Grocery Store, Seneca, from 1940 to 1952. After retiring from that business, he became a bookkeeper for the former Crawford Milling Co., Seneca. He retired from that position in 1970. 

He was a member, deacon and Sunday school superintendent of Seneca First Baptist Church. He was a former member of the Seneca R-7 school board. He was an Army veteran of World War I. 

He married Emma Sherer on Sept. 4, 1930, at Neosho. She died Sept. 25, 1995. 

Survivors include a daughter, Claudine King, Seneca; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m Monday at the First Baptist Church, Seneca. The Rev. Aaron Weibel will officiate. Burial will be in Seneca Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Clayton Montgomery, Ronnie Cooper, Scott Cooper, Julian King, Roger King and Danny King. 

The family will receive friends from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Monday in the church fellowship hall. 

Contributions may be made to Baptist Children's Home, in care of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca. 

Zachary Deckard 

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. Zachary Scott Deckard, son of Scott and Teresa Deckard, Mount Vernon, was stillborn at 6:41 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 1996, at Cox Medical Center-South, Springfield. 

Additional survivors include two sisters, Tylor Judd and Ashley Deckard, both of the home; maternal grandparents, George Robertson, Mount Vernon, and Sharon Caffey, Springfield; paternal grandparents, Dwain Deckard, Aldrich, and Linda Ellingsworth, Springfield; maternal great-grandparents, Tommy and Margaret Stout, Watsonville, Calif., Minnie Hurd, Seymour, and Lester Hurd, Mount Vernon; and paternal great-grandparents, John and Wilma Hill, Republic. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Mount Vernon Cemetery. The Rev. Willard Benbrook will officiate. 

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

Roy Hurt 

CARTHAGE, Mo. Services for Roy Hurt, 75, Whitney, Texas, a former Carthage resident who died Thursday, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Knell Mortuary, Carthage. 

The Rev. Joe Rychcik will officiate. Burial will be in Hackney Cemetery, north of Carthage. 

Opal Inman 

PURDY, Mo. Opal Inman, 91, Purdy, died at 11:40 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 1996, at Cox-Monett Hospital, Monett, after a long illness. 

Mrs. Inman was born Jan. 1, 1905, in Purdy. She was a lifetime resident of the town. She was a homemaker and a member of Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church, Purdy. 

Her husband, Ora Hayward, preceded her in death. She married Arlie Inman on May 7, 1969, at Cassville. He survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Bob Hayward, Republic; a stepson, Bob Inman, Rome, Ga.; a stepdaughter, June Sweet, Chicago, Ill.; and five grandchildren. 

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett. The Rev. Lee Neill and the Rev. Jerry Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, south of Monett. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Louis Moneymaker 

ANDERSON, Mo. Louis Moneymaker, 73, Anderson route 1, a former McDonald County commissioner, died at 3:35 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a short illness. 

Mr. Moneymaker was born Sept. 10, 1923, at Brumley. He moved to Anderson in 1961 from Iberia. He was a member of Banner Nazarene Church, Anderson. He served in the South Pacific with the Army Medical Corps during World War II. He was a carpenter and contractor in the Fort Leonard Wood area before moving to McDonald County, where he was a stockman and egg producer. 

He served two terms as an associate county commissioner and one term as presiding county commissioner. He helped establish the McDonald County Fair and was its chairman for the first seven years. He was a member of the McDonald County Cattlemen's Association, and a member and former president of the McDonald County Republican Club. He was involved in establishing the McDonald County Health Care Center. 

He married Ina Lea Huffaker on June 15, 1947, at Miami, Okla. She survives. 

Additional survivors include two sons, John Moneymaker, Springfield, and Michael Gene Moneymaker, Aurora; two daughters, Mary Catherine Hess, Waynesville, and Julie Cisneros, Plankinton, S.D.; a brother, DeWayne Moneymaker, Iberia; two sisters, Ina Wall, Quapaw, Okla., and Barbara Harrison, Iberia; his stepmother, Virginia Moneymaker, Brumley; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson. The Rev. Dennis Bergen and Bill Hess will officiate. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery, Anderson. 

Pallbearers will be Ryan Moneymaker, Jeremy Mitchell, John Wallace, Adam Mitchell, Jason Allmon and Rick Grigg. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Barbara Wimberley 

MONETT, Mo. Barbara K. Wimberley, 43, Monett, died at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 1996, at Cox Medical Center-South, Springfield, after a long illness. 

Mrs. Wimberley was born May 2, 1953, in Monett. She was a longtime Monett resident. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church, Monett. 

She married Russell Wimberley on Sept. 3, 1982, at Miami, Okla. He survives. 

Additional survivors include two sons, Nicholas Wimberley and Kevin Wimberley, both of the home; her father, Lawrence Adramovitz, Pioneer; four brothers, Larry Adramovitz, Fairview, George Adramovitz, Springfield, and Bill Adramovitz and Ted Adramovitz, both of Purdy; and two sisters, Linda McAllister, Montgomery, Ala., and Debbie Harvey, Rocky Comfort. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church, Monett. The Rev. Rex Henderson will officiate. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery, Monett. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett. 

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

Robert Anderson 

MIAMI, Okla. Services for Robert E. ``Bob'' Anderson, 68, 2020 Yale St., who died Thursday, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First Christian Church, Miami. 

Leon Weece and Doug Williams, ministers, will officiate. Burial will be in GAR Cemetery, Miami. 

Pallbearers will be Marion Zejic, Jack B. Robinson, Jack Renegar, Herb Sherard, Pat Bradley and Frank McCray. 

Military graveside rites will be conducted by members of the Northeastern Oklahoma Veterans Funeral Detail. 

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami. 

Contributions may be made to the building fund at Miami First Christian Church, in care of the funeral home. 

Lewis Cheek 

AFTON, Okla. Services for Lewis Lemay Cheek, 73, Afton, who died Friday, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Christian Church, Afton. 

Doug Hanson, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Afton. 

Pallbearers will be Delmar Helnick, Jay Victor, Gil Sreaves, Jerry Chandler, Don Stone, James Fuser and Terry Miller. 

Arrangements are under direction of Jim Thomas Funeral Home, Afton. 

Victor Wheatley 

GROVE, Okla. Victor Todd Wheatley, 33, Aspen, Colo., died Monday, Oct. 7, 1996, at his home of an illness. He was the brother of Barbara Wheatley, Grove. 

Mr. Wheatley was born Sept. 20, 1963, at Lawton. He attended schools at Neosho, Mo. He served in the Army. He lived in the Disney area for several years before moving to Aspen in July 1996. He was a cowboy, and he worked in ranching. 

Additional survivors include his parents, Dan and Carolyn Wheatley, Disney; another sister, Yavonne McDaniel, Disney; and grandparents, J.R. and Barbara Wheatley, Disney. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Spavinaw (Okla.) Cemetery. 

Arrangements are under direction of Luginbuel Funeral Service, Vinita.

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