Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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George Allison 

George Carl Allison, 91, Tulsa, Okla., a former Joplin area resident, died Friday, Oct. 11, 1996, at his home after a short illness. 

Mr. Allison was born Oct. 11, 1905, at Fort Scott, Kan. He retired from Texaco Oil Co. He served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Europe during World War II. 

His wife, Mary Elizabeth Allison, preceded him in death. 

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Fitzgerald, Seattle, Wash.; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Moore's Rosewood Chapel, Tulsa. Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Osborne Memorial Cemetery, Joplin. 

Harold Clow 

Services for Harold Edwin Clow, 81, Joplin, who died at 3:10 p.m. Sunday, 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. today at Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin, and from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Lohmeyer-Konantz Funeral Home. 

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

Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Joplin, in care of either mortuary. 

Mr. Clow was a 1933 graduate of Lamar High School. 

After serving in the Army in World War II, he was elected to two terms as circuit court clerk and recorder of deeds in Barton County. 

He retired as salesman for Modern Distributing Co., Springfield, in 1980 while living at Kansas City. 

Fred McFalls 

Fred M. McFalls Jr., 76, Joplin route 8, died at 12:55 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Mr. McFalls was born Jan. 24, 1920, in Monett. He moved to Joplin from Texas in 1990. He had been the owner and operator of McFalls' Amusements, Joplin. He was a pilot in the Army Air Corps, attaining the rank of sergeant, and serving during World War II. He was a Catholic. 

He married Millie Sue Addair in July 1976 in Dallas, Texas. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Shane McFalls, Joplin; three daughters, Althea Ramey and Lisa Goff, both of Joplin, and April McFalls, Irving, Texas; a sister, Betty Shelley, Dallas; and five grandchildren. 

The body was to be cremated. 

Services will be conducted at a later date. 

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

Harry Owen 

Harry W. Owen, 73, 2538 Missouri Ave., died at 4:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 1996, at Freeman Hospital West after a long illness. 

Mr. Owen was born Aug. 13, 1923, at Casper, Wyo. He moved to Joplin from Topeka, Kan., in 1967. He retired in 1980 after 16 years as a wholesale buyer with Fleming Foods Inc. He previously worked at Standard Brands Inc., Kansas City. He was a World War II and Korean War Navy veteran. He attended First Community Church. 

He married Minnie E. Howdeshell on Oct. 30, 1948, at St. Louis. She survives. 

Also surviving are a son, Dale Owen, 55 Horseshoe Drive; a brother, William Owen, St. GenevieveSTET; and four grandchildren. 

Arrangements are pending with Parker Mortuary. 

James Wilcoxson 

James W. Wilcoxson, 82, 408 McKinley Ave., Joplin, died at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 1996, at a local nursing home after a short illness. 

Mr. Wilcoxson was born Nov. 16, 1913, at Webb City. He was a lifetime area resident. He was a retired plumber, having worked for Satterly Plumbing, Joplin. He was a member of Local No. 658 of the Pipe Fitters union. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Columbus, Kan. He also was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the senior citizens' group at Columbus. 

His first wife, the former Joyce Parker, died in March 1950. He married Alice Travis. She died in March 1978. His third wife, the former Ruth King, died in June 1994. 

Survivors include a son, James Wilcoxson, Springfield; two daughters, Joyce Brown, Joplin, and Phyllis Perrie, Columbus; a brother, William R. ``Red'' Wilcoxson, Joplin; two sisters, Helen Taylor and Margaret Rogerson, both of Joplin; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin. The Rev. Don Walker will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin. 

Pallbearers will be Bob Taylor, Larry Wilcoxson, Bill Wilcoxson, Chuck Perrie, Mike English, Wes King and Casey Brown. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary. 

Alice Bower 

JASPER, Mo. Alice Bower, 76, Raymore, a former resident of Jasper route 2, died Monday, Oct. 14, 1996, at Research Hospital, Belton, after a sudden illness. 

Mrs. Bower was born Dec. 4, 1919, at Buenos Aires, Argentina. She recently moved to Raymore from Jasper route 2. She was a graduate of Alba High School. She was a homemaker and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Webb City. 

Survivors include her husband, Paul Bower; a son, Steven Bower, Belton; a daughter, Diana Arnett, Wanatah, Ind.; a sister, Lily Green, Edmond, Okla.; and three grandsons. 

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City. The Rev. Ralph Mitchell will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City. 

Norma Breeden 

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. Norma P. Breeden, 78, Springfield, formerly a resident of Mount Vernon, died at 9:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 1996, at a Springfield nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Breeden was born Sept. 15, 1918, in Kansas City, Kan. She worked at what now is the Missouri Rehabilitation Center, at a can factory and as a cook at Mount Vernon High School, retiring in 1973. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Mount Vernon. 

She married Ted Neal Breeden on Aug. 14, 1940, at Columbus, Kan. He died Feb. 21, 1988. 

Survivors include a daughter, Paula Velten, Springfield; a brother, David Fegert, state of Missouri; three sisters, Winnie Fegert, Wasola, Hazel Warner, Portland, Ore., and Amy Eslinger, state of Oregon; and a granddaughter. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, Mount Vernon. The Rev. Sandra Nenadal will officiate. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery, Mount Vernon. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 

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

Carl Clayton 

SARCOXIE, Mo. Services for Carl Victor Clayton, 65, Sarcoxie, who died Sunday, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Housh Funeral Home, Sarcoxie. 

The Rev. Don Sullivan will officiate. 

Burial will be in Mower Cemetery, west of Stotts City. 

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

Pallbearers will be Scott McKay, Donnie Craws, Larry Krews, Bill McNeece, Steve Batson and Sam Boyden. 

Linda Fullerton 

CARTHAGE, Mo. Linda Kay ``Sis'' Fullerton, 46, Carthage, died at 5:35 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 1996, at her home after a long illness. 

Miss Fullerton was born July 15, 1950, at Sarcoxie. She was a resident of Carthage for 30 years. She was a Baptist. 

Survivors include six brothers, Kenneth Fullerton, Sarcoxie, Larry Fullerton, Sedalia, Ronald Fullerton, Burkburnett, Texas, James Fullerton, San Antonio, Texas, Richard Fullerton, Carthage, and Steven Fullerton, Borger, Texas; and five sisters, Jan Whitworth, Carthage, Betty Still, Independence, Patricia Beasley, Carthage, Mary Eaton, Lexington, S.C., and Helen Hunter, Noble, Okla. 

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Bedman Springs Cemetery, south of Carthage. Ben Steeples will officiate. 

Brothers will serve as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Ulmer Funeral Home, Carthage. 

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Easy Living, in care of the funeral home. 

Lucy Grace 

SARCOXIE, Mo. Lucy B. Grace, 91, Sarcoxie route 1, died at 9:12 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 1996, at Freeman Hospital East, Joplin, after a long illness. 

Mrs. Grace was born Sept. 2, 1905, at Reeds. She was a lifelong area resident. She was a homemaker. 

She married Thomas W. Grace on Dec. 24, 1923, at Carthage. He died Feb. 22, 1978. 

Survivors include two sons, Thomas Grace and James Grace, both of Sarcoxie; two daughters, Liz Edwards, Joplin, and Margie Davis, Chanute, Kan.; a grandchild; three great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Housh Funeral Home, Sarcoxie. Burial will be in Dudman Springs Cemetery, northwest of Sarcoxie. 

Mary Ann Larson 

SARCOXIE, Mo. Mary Ann ``Gill'' Larson, 66, Sarcoxie, died at 7:35 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 1996, at a Carthage nursing home after a three-year illness. 

Mrs. Larson was born Dec. 19, 1929, in Sarcoxie. She was a lifetime area resident. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Sarcoxie. She was an active member of the church choir, a Sunday school teacher and a Bible school teacher in the children's department for many years. She was a volunteer for the Gene Taylor Museum and Library, Sarcoxie. She had worked for Dr. George Esterly as a dental assistant and lab technician from 1954 to 1957, and at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, as ward secretary for many years. 

She married Charles Larson on Nov. 24, 1954, in Sarcoxie. He died March 3, 1996. 

Survivors include a son, Gary Broadaway, West Palm Beach, Fla.; a stepson, Charles Larson III, Carthage; a sister, Betty Gill Grant, Joplin; and four stepgrandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church. The Rev. Bob McQueen will officiate. Burial will be in Sarcoxie Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Housh Funeral Home, Sarcoxie. 

Frances Rhames 

NEOSHO, Mo. Frances H. Rhames, 75, 220 Hillcrest Drive, Neosho, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 1996, at Freeman Neosho Hospital after an 18-month illness. 

Mrs. Rhames was born Jan. 17, 1921, in Nevada. She moved to Neosho from Joplin in 1958, to Fort Smith, Ark., in 1968, and then back to Neosho in 1972. She had worked as a secretary in Nevada and Washington, D.C. She also had worked in the medical records department at what now is Freeman Neosho Hospital for 15 years. She also worked with medical records for six years at Medical Lodge Nursing Home, Neosho, retiring in October 1989. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Neosho. 

She married Virgil H. Rhames on Feb. 16, 1947, at Girard, Kan. He died Aug. 14, 1981. 

Survivors include three sons, Vernon Rhames, Jacksonville, Fla., Jessie Rhames, Owasso, Okla., and Bill Rhames, Fort Smith, Ark.; four daughters, Mary Smith, Granby, Helen Bertalotto, Rocky Comfort, Mildred Walley, Littleton, Colo., and Virginia Born, Forest Lake, Minn.; a brother, Jessie Scott Cashman, Neodesha, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; a great-grandchild; and four great-stepgrandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. Gary Reed will officiate. Burial will be in the Neosho IOOF Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Vaughn Woodard, Lee Ireland, Robert Hughes, Rick Wilson, Frankie Grissom and Rob Talbot. 

The casket will be closed at service time. 

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

Clyde Schell 

DIAMOND, Mo. Clyde E. Schell, 83, 302 Pearl St., died at 5:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 1996, at McCune-Brooks Hospital, Carthage, after a long illness. 

Mr. Schell was born Nov. 1, 1912, in the Hornet community. He moved to Diamond from Kansas City in 1974. He had been a truck driver for United Transport, Oklahoma City, Okla. He was a World War II Army veteran, having served in the 85th and 34th Field Artillery divisions. 

In 1934, he married Billie Davis in Joplin. She died in December 1986. 

Survivors include a brother, Glen E. Schell, Roanoke, Va. 

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin. 

The Rev. Richard Dement will officiate. 

Burial will be in Forest Park Cemetery, Joplin. 

Wadean Fowler 

WEIR, Kan. Wadean Fowler, 74, Weir, died at 7:25 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., after a short illness. 

Mrs. Fowler was born Aug. 5, 1922, at Osawatomie. She moved to Weir from Arcadia in 1951. She graduated from Osawatomie High School and attended Fort Scott Community Junior College for two years. She was secretary-treasurer of Fowler Insurance Agency, Weir. She had been active in her family business since 1951. She was a member of the Arcadia Christian Church and the Kent Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, Weir. 

She married R.W. ``Bill'' Fowler on Feb. 28, 1942, at El Dorado Springs, Mo. He survives. 

Also surviving are a son, Joe Fowler, Pittsburg; and four grandchildren. 

The body will be cremated. 

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Weir. The Rev. James Shope will officiate. The body will be cremated, and burial will be conducted at a later date in Sheffield Cemetery, rural Arcadia. 

The family will be at the home. 

Contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association, in care of the funeral home. 

Juanita Gill 

MIAMI, Okla. Juanita I. Gill, 80, 41 N. Main St., Miami, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 1996, at Miami Baptist Regional Health Center after a short illness. 

Mrs. Gill was born July 29, 1916, at Fordland, Mo. She was a longtime resident of Miami. She was a homemaker and a member of Southeast Baptist Church, Miami. 

She married Leon F. Gill on Dec. 30, 1933. He died July 3, 1986. 

Survivors include a son, Billy Gill, Antioch, Calif.; four daughters, Pat Gill, Miami, Dixie Miller, Miami, Oleta Hayton, Oklahoma City, and Effie Matthews, Ketchum; six grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-stepgrandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Southeast Baptist Church, Miami. The Rev. Ed McFall and the Rev. W.D. Hollandsworth will officiate. Burial will be in GAR Cemetery, Miami. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami. 

Contributions may be made to the Southeast Baptist Church.

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