Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Harold Clow 

Harold Edwin Clow, 81, 2114 Patterson Ave., died at 3:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center after a long 

Mr. Clow was born July 8, 1915, at Appleton City. He had lived in Joplin the past 20 years. He had been a sales representative for Modern Distributing Co. of Springfield for 15 years. He also had worked for Norman Electrics Co. and Tele-Radio, both of Joplin. 

He was a member of First Baptist Church, Joplin. He was an Army veteran of World War II. 

He married Lucille Joyce on April 20, 1935, in Joplin. She survives. 

Additional survivors include two sons, David S. Clow, Kansas City, and Donald H. Clow, Joplin; a daughter, Connie Bogner, Denver, Colo.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lohmeyer-Konantz Funeral Home, Lamar. The Rev. Duane Trimble will officiate. Burial will be in Lake Cemetery, Lamar. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin, and from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Lohmeyer-Konantz Funeral Home, Lamar. 

Grandsons serving as pallbearers will be Christopher Bogner, Nicholas Bogner, Braden Bogner, Matthew Stephens, Trevor Keller and Scott Gordon. 

Contributions may be made to St. John's Regional Medical Center's Hospice, in care of either mortuary. 

Carl Clayton 

SARCOXIE, Mo. Carl Victor Clayton, 65, Sarcoxie, died at 4:35 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a short illness. 

Mr. Clayton was born Oct. 24, 1930, at Towner, Colo. He moved to Sarcoxie in 1982 from the state of California. He was a diesel mechanic, retiring from Cuddy Farms in 1992. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post at Carthage. 

He married Shirley Batson on Oct. 10, 1975, at Florence, Colo. She survives. 

Also surviving are seven sons, Terry Ray Clayton, Pratt, Kan., Ronnie Clayton, Holcomb, Kan., Michael Clayton, Dodge, Kan., Kenneth Oakes, Fayetteville, Ark., Terry Dale Oakes, Farmington, and Charles Edward Oakes and Thel Oakes, both of Joplin; three daughters, Carla Clayton, state of California, Rebbeca Legg, Plant City, Fla., and Francine Williams, Oklahoma City, Okla.; his mother, Hattie Clayton, Medicine Lodge, Kan.; six sisters, Carol Warren, Medicine Lodge, Venita Zink, Larned, Shirley Aylward, Coal Creek, Colo., Mildred Bohrer, Wynona, Okla., Leona Stewart, Ottawa, Kan., and Gail Lynn, whose last name was unavailable, Canyon City, Colo.; 24 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements are pending with Housh Funeral Home, Sarcoxie. 

Owen Conley 

AURORA, Mo. Services for Owen ``Onie'' Conley, 87, Aurora, who died Sunday, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Pierce City. 

The Rev. Peter Morcinice and the Rev. Dan Hirtz will officiate. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Pierce City. 

The rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at Wessell Funeral Home, Pierce City, with visitation afterward. 

Clodene Cowan 

SENECA, Mo. Clodene M. Cowan, 83, Seneca, died at 1:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 1996, at Freeman Neosho Hospital, Neosho, after a short illness. 

Mrs. Cowan was born Sept. 18, 1913, at Holton, Kan. She moved to Seneca 26 years ago from Denver, Colo. She and her husband owned and operated the Cherokee Cafe in Seneca for several years in the 1970s. She was a member of Seneca Christian Church. 

She married Willard Cowan on March 1, 1938. He died Aug. 27, 1979. 

There are no immediate survivors. 

Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Seneca Cemetery. Dan Wholenhaus, minister, will officiate. 

Family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca. 

Hannah Garren, dies at age 101 

GRANBY, Mo. Hannah Garren, 101, Granby, died at 2:15 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Garren was born Jan. 9, 1895, at Warsaw, Mo. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She lived in the Granby area most of her life. 

Surviving are 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Union Cemetery, near Stella. The Rev. Vee ``Tex'' Hoyle will officiate. 

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

Ruth Hartley, dies at age 100 

CARTHAGE, Mo. Ruth H. Hartley, 100, Carthage, died at 9:05 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 1996, at a nursing home in Carthage after a long illness. 

Mrs. Hartley was born Nov. 18, 1895, in Jasper County, and was a lifetime area resident. She was a homemaker. 

She was a member of First Christian Church of Carthage, the Cardinal Sunday school class, Fasken Cemetery Auxiliary, Madison Township Club, World War II Barracks No. 1067 Auxiliary, and the Merry Friendship Club. 

She married Walter M. Hartley on Feb. 9, 1919, in Carthage. He died Feb. 3, 1954. 

Survivors include three daughters, Fern Cravens and Imogene Kaughman, both of Carthage, and Donna Ruth Fowler, Pittsburg, Kan.; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ulmer Funeral Home. Mike Hughes, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Fasken Cemetery, east of Carthage. 

Pallbearers will be J.D. Jennett, Roy Henry, George Cordell, Charles Kaughman Jr., Kirk Hartley and Mike Hartley. 

The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Contributions may be made to the Cardinal Sunday school class, in care of the funeral home. 

Mayo Iverson 

GRANBY, Mo. Mayo Orland Iverson, 69, Granby, died at 10:40 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 1996, at Baptist Regional Medical Center, Miami, Okla., after a sudden illness. 

Mr. Iverson was born May 27, 1927, at Maddock, N.D. He moved to Granby in September 1985 from Joplin. He was a long-distance truck driver and cattleman. He retired in 1987. 

He was a lifelong member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9148, La Mirada, Calif.; American Legion Post No. 163, Neosho; and a 35-year member of Aerie No. 34, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Minneapolis, Minn. He was a veteran of the Air Force. 

Survivors include six daughters, Lindalee Iverson-Martinez, Bellflower, Calif., Lauralyn Leondidis, Jackson, Calif., Louann Iverson, Minneapolis, Susann Williams, Seattle, Wash., and Kristy Karen Iverson, Savage, Minn.; a brother, Fayne Iverson, Clancy, Mont.; and four grandchildren. 

The body will be cremated. 

Arrangements for memorial services are pending with Clark Funeral Home, Granby. 

Billy Masters 

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. Billy B. Masters, 16, Carl Junction route 1, died at 9:50 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 1996, at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, after a long illness due to muscular dystrophy. 

He was born June 24, 1980, at Lakin, Kan. He had lived in the Webb City area since 1986, moving from the state of Wyoming. He attended College View State School for the Severely Handicapped. 

He was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses, Webb City Congregation. 

Survivors include his parents, Vernon and Diane Masters, of the home; five brothers, Roy Masters, Joplin, Kevin Masters, Webb City, and John Masters, Kenny Masters and Larry Masters, all of the home; three sisters, Kathy Glisson, Carl Junction route 1, Tammy Jeffers, Neosho, and Wendy Masters, of the home; and his paternal grandmother, Juanita Masters, Webb City. 

Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Belfast Cemetery, west of Neosho. Jim Brock, minister, will officiate. 

Pallbearers will be Roy Masters, John Masters, Kevin Masters, Kenny Masters, Larry Masters and Brock Jeffers. 

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home, Webb City. 

Contributions may be made to the Children's Miracle Network, in care of Freeman Hospital West, Joplin. 

Maxine Mobley 

CARTHAGE, Mo. Maxine Waters Mobley, 64, Independence, a former Carthage resident, died at 3:58 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 1996, at Truman Medical Center East, Kansas City, after a long illness. 

Mrs. Mobley was born Aug. 5, 1932, at Pierce City. She had lived in Independence for 19 years, moving from Carthage. She was a homemaker and a Protestant. 

She married Louis Mobley on Dec. 8, 1956, at Miller. He survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Roger Mobley, Independence; three brothers, Bill Waters, Don Wayne Waters and Walter Waters, all of Carthage; three sisters, Doris Allen, Webb City, Ruth Rennick, Carthage, and Hattie Taylor, Galena, Kan.; and four grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Fasken Cemetery, east of Carthage. William E. Fish, pastor, will officiate. 

Nephews will serve as pallbearers. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ulmer Funeral Home. 

The family will be at 823 N. Divine St., Webb City, after the services. 

Millicent Terry 

CARTHAGE, Mo. Millicent M. Terry, 87, Carthage, died at 1:32 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 1996, at a local nursing home after one year of ill health. 

Mrs. Terry was born Dec. 25, 1908, at Apple Orchard, Neb. She lived in Kansas City, Kan., for many years and moved to Carthage in 1972. She was a homemaker. 

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Carthage, the Janette Williams Circle, the Business and Professional Women's Club and the Carthage Music Club. 

She married George E. Terry Sr. on Dec. 25, 1931, in Nebraska. He died Feb. 4, 1970. 

Survivors include two sons, George Terry, 1605 Clinton St., and William L. Terry, Basehor, Kan.; a brother, Lawrence Hotaling, Phoenix, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, Carthage. The Rev. Jim Lawley will officiate. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan. 

Friends may call after 8 a.m. Wednesday at Knell Mortuary, Carthage. 

The family will be at 1605 Clinton St., Carthage. 

Contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, Carthage. 

Robert Thompson 

NEVADA, Mo. Robert Lee Thompson, 67, Conyers, Ga., formerly of Nevada, died at 8:40 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 1996, at his home after a long illness. 

Mr. Thompson was born July 18, 1929, at Detroit, Mich. He spent his youth in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School. He served 20 years in the military, retiring from the Air Force in 1969. Since 1969, he lived all but two years in Nevada, where he was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 

Surviving are two sons, Daniel J. Thompson, Atlanta, Ga., and Robert Lee Thompson Jr., Conyers; a daughter, Rebecca Ann Rivers, Mount Pleasant, Texas; a brother, Bill J. Thompson, Nevada; a sister, Betty Ann Woody, Nevada; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. John Nichols will officiate. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Kan. 

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

Contributions may be made to the Nevada Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. 

Fern Tice 

SHELL KNOB, Mo. Fern Tice, 92, Shell Knob, died at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 1996, at Thomason Hospital, El Paso, Texas, after a sudden illness. 

Mrs. Tice was born June 6, 1904, in the Dry Valley community, near Wentworth. She was a homemaker. 

She attended the First Christian Church and Central Community United Methodist Church, both at Shell Knob. 

Her husband, J.A. ``Pete'' Adams, died in December 1962. She later married Howard Tice. He died on Aug. 1, 1992. 

Survivors include a son, Lon Adams, Shell Knob; two daughters, Erma Lee Sack, Shell Knob, and Gloria Chappell, Las Cruces, N.M.; a stepson, Lee Tice, Shell Knob; two stepdaughters, Betty Stollar, Lincoln, Neb., and Lorraine Boardman, Greely, Neb.; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Central Community United Methodist Church, with the Rev. James Lee officiating. Burial will be in Harvey Cemetery, La Russell. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home, Shell Knob. 

Temple Harris 

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. Alvin ``Temple'' Harris, 88, 1624 East Ave., died at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., after a long illness. 

Mr. Harris was born March 22, 1908, at Joplin. He had lived in the Baxter Springs and Joplin areas all of her life. He was a meter reader in Baxter Springs for many years. 

He was a member of First Christian Church, Baxter Springs. 

He married Ruth Mae Hulsey on Jan. 6, 1932, at Miami, Okla. She survives. 

Other survivors include two sons, Charles Harris, Kansas City, Mo., and Alvin Harris Jr., Caldwell, Kan.; two daughters, Mary Reavis Jones, Joplin, and Lorraine Hamlin, Baxter Springs; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Derfelt's Baxter Chapel, Baxter Springs, with the Rev. Ed Snider officiating. Burial will be in Baxter Cemetery, Baxter Springs. 

Pallbearers will be Curtis Reavis, Craig Reavis, Andy Harris, Tim Youngblood, Raymond Wood and Drew Grainger. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Contributions may be made to the building fund at First Christian Church. 

Mary Butterfield 

GROVE, Okla. Mary Evelyn Butterfield, 60, Grove, died at 7:45 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 1996, at her home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Butterfield was born Aug. 26, 1936, in the state of Oregon. She was a cashier and hostess at a Grove restaurant. She attended First Christian Church, Grove. 

Survivors include two sons, Tim Butterfield and Brian Butterfield, both of Seneca, Mo.; two daughters, Drenda Cox, Grove, and Karla Jennings, Lamar, Mo.; and eight grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church, Grove. Marvin Tunnel will officiate. Burial will be in Seneca (Mo.) Cemetery. 

Emergency medical technicians from Grove General Hospital will serve as pallbearers. 

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

Ted Hutchins 

GROVE, Okla. Ted G. Hutchins, 70, Grove, died at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 1996, at Grove General Hospital after a long illness. 

Mr. Hutchins was born Jan. 11, 1926, at Ionia, Kan. He attended schools at Glen Elder, Kan., graduating in 1944. 

He worked 22 years at Farmland Co-Op Refineries, Phillipsburg, Kan., and 22 years for Farmland at Coffeyville, Kan. He was a warehouse foreman for Farmland when he retired in 1988. After retiring, he moved to the Hickory Point community in Grove. 

He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Grove. He also was a member of the Keystone Masonic Lodge, Coffeyville, Kan.; the Scottish Rite, Fort Scott, Kan.; and the Mirza Shrine Temple and the Quenze-Coatal Shrine, both at Pittsburg, Kan. 

He married June Gould on Sept. 1, 1946, at Phillipsburg. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Russ T. Hutchins, Coffeyville; a daughter, Kathi Ann Rich, Sugar Land, Texas; two brothers, Max Hutchins, Enid, and George Hutchins, Topeka, Kan.; and four grandchildren. 

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church, Grove. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove. 

Contributions may be made to the Shriners Crippled Children's Fund, in care of the funeral home. 

Duke Kraft 

FAIRLAND, Okla. Services for Duke William Kraft, 68, 712 Church St., who died Saturday, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Parker Mortuary, Joplin, Mo. 

Ron Mimms, pastor, and the Rev. Gary Bishop will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin. 

Honor guard and pallbearers will be provided by members of the Joplin Police Department. 

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

The family will be at 712 Church St., Fairland. 

Contributions may be made to St. John's Regional Medical Center's Grove (Okla.) Hospice. 

Lillian Fountain 

SULPHUR SPRINGS, Ark. Dr. Lillian Gray Fountain, 80, Sulphur Springs, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 1996, at the Rogers (Ark.) Rehabilitation and Living Center after a long illness. 

Mrs. Fountain was born Feb. 14, 1916, at Roseboro, N.C. She was a 1937 graduate of the Kansas City (Mo.) School of Osteopathy. She had lived in the Sulphur Springs and Gravette area since 1938. 

She and her husband owned and operated Cardwell Memorial Hospital at Stella, Mo., for many years. After the death of her husband, she continued to operate Fountain Medical Clinic at Noel, Mo., until recently. She was a member of Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church. 

She married Dr. Silas David Fountain in 1936. He died June 29, 1973. 

Survivors include three sons, Henry Mac Fountain, Asheville, N.C., David Fountain, Sulphur Springs, and John Fountain, Jay, Okla.; a daughter, Nellie McDougal, Sulphur Springs; and nine grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church. The Rev. Richard Gregory will officiate. 

The body will be cremated after the services. Private burial will be at a later date. 

Pallbearers will be Harvey Lopez, Robbie Roberson, Robert Evans, Robert Moorman, Bill Eldred and Donald Brackney. 

Friends may call after noon Wednesday at Ozark Funeral Home, Noel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

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