Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Louise Blosser 

Louise I. Blosser, 89, Joplin, died at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1996, at Freeman Hospital East after a short illness. 

Mrs. Blosser was born July 26, 1907, at Carthage. She lived in the Joplin area most of her life. She worked as a legal secretary in the former First National Bank Building for many years, retiring in 1975. 

She was a member of South Joplin Christian Church, the Pilot Club and Surviving Spouses of Joplin. 

She married Finis I. ``Buck'' Blosser on March 12, 1939, at Richmond. He died April 5, 1986. 

Survivors include a son, Fred Blosser, Tulsa, Okla.; a daughter, Jean Smith, Delta, Colo.; a sister, Margaret Norman, Joplin; and seven grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Brett Blosser, Shawn Blosser, Scott Blosser, Rick Blosser, Brad Smith, Bryce Smith and Kristin Smith. 

The family will receive friends from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Friday at Parker Mortuary. 

Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, in care of the mortuary. 

Harry Owen 

Services for Harry W. Owen, 73, 2538 Missouri Ave., who died Tuesday, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Parker Mortuary. 

The Rev. Charlie Burnett will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. 

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

Donald Baker 

CARTHAGE, Mo. Donald Jack Baker, 78, Carthage, died at 3:14 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Mr. Baker was born Oct. 31, 1917, in Carthage. He was a lifelong Carthage resident. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Carthage for 60 years and was assistant custodian at the church for many years. He was a member of Lodge No. 197 of Carthage. 

There are no immediate survivors. 

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at Oak Hill Cemetery, Carthage. The Rev. Bill Sutter will officiate. 

Arrangements are under direction of Knell Mortuary, Carthage. 

Contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Carthage. 

Robert Buckner 

GOLDEN CITY, Mo. Robert L. Buckner, 80, Golden City, died at 6:05 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 1996, at his home after a long illness. 

Mr. Buckner was born Sept. 17, 1916, at Ash Grove. He was a longtime Golden City resident. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Lockwood, and Hickman-Owens Post No. 473, American Legion, Golden City. He was an Army staff sergeant during World War II. 

He married Helen Toombs on Oct. 2, 1938, at Pocahontas, Ark. She survives. 

Also surviving are two sons, Rolland Buckner, Opelousas, La., and Stephen Buckner, Lamar; a daughter, Darlene Gibson, Lakeview, Ark.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. 

The body is to be cremated. 

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church, Lockwood. The Rev. Cameron Moles, the Rev. Ken Roller, the Rev. Gordon Rhodes, the Rev. Drew Hill and the Rev. Bob Phillips will officiate. 

Contributions may be made to New Hope Hospice, Joplin, in care of Pugh Funeral Home, Golden City. 

Harley Cox 

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. Harley Ballard Cox, 80, Mount Vernon, died at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1996, at Cox Regional Medical Center-South, Springfield, after a long illness. 

Mr. Cox was born March 22, 1916, at Marionville. He had lived in Mount Vernon since 1942. He was a pilot for the Coast Guard during World War II and also was a Navy veteran. He was a retired life insurance agent. 

He married Rubynelle Moore on Dec. 27, 1940, at Carthage. She survives. 

Other survivors include a son, Timothy Lee Cox, Rogers, Ark.; and five grandchildren. 

No services are planned. The body has been cremated. 

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

John Henson Sr. 

PINEVILLE, Mo. John Lee Henson Sr., 82, Edwardsville, Kan., formerly of Pineville, died at 9:40 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 1996, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., after a long illness. 

Mr. Henson was born May 19, 1914, at Joshua, Texas. He had had lived about 1 years with a daughter at Edwardsville, moving from Pineville. He was a retired rancher. He was a member of the First Methodist Church, Pineville. He was a 33rd Degree Mason. 

Survivors include his wife, the former Freddie Blackwell; two sons, James B. Henson, Pullman, Wash., and John L. Henson Jr., Osawatomie, Kan.; three daughters, Marilyn Henson and Harriet Campbell, both of Pineville, and Judy Wolf, Edwardsville; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. 

The body has been cremated. 

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Methodist Church, Pineville. Burial will be in Pineville Cemetery. 

Arrangements are under direction of Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, Bonner Springs, Kan. 

Contributions may be made to the church. 

Mayo Iverson 

GRANBY, Mo. Memorial services for Mayo Orland Iverson, 69, Granby, who died Saturday, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Clark Funeral Home, Granby. 

Members of the Grove (Okla.) Veterans Ritual Team will conduct memorial services and a flag-folding ceremony at the funeral home. 

Ruth Travis 

GREENFIELD, Mo. Ruth Annie Travis, 79, Greenfield, died at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Miss Travis was born Feb. 23, 1917, at Dadeville. She was a homemaker and a seamstress. She was a charter member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church, Greenfield. 

Survivors include a sister, Nettie Travis, Greenfield. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church. The Rev. G.L. Shepard and the Rev. John Splechter will officiate. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Arcola. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Greenfield Funeral Chapel. 

Contributions may be made to Hickory Grove Cemetery, in care of the funeral chapel. 

Ralph Woodward Jr. 

LAMAR, Mo. Ralph W. Woodward Jr., 76, Westchester, Ill., a former Barton County resident, was pronounced dead at 11:58 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 1996, at a Westchester hospital after suffering a heart attack at his workplace. 

Mr. Woodward was born Nov. 5, 1919, at Trimble, Tenn. He was a Lamar High School graduate. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. After retiring as a paper products salesman at Chicago, Ill., he was a car salesman. 

He married Donna Rae Isenhower on Sept. 29, 1944, at Hutchinson, Kan. She survives. 

Also surviving are a son, Stan Woodward, Bloomington, Ill.; a daughter, Jane Woodward, Chicago; a brother, Carl Woodward, Lamar; and four grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lake Cemetery, Lamar. The Rev. Valerie Isenhower will officiate. 

Contributions may be made to the Mary Kay Finley Library Fund, in care of Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar. 

Marguerite Reid 

ALTAMONT, Kan. Marguerite L. Reid, 83, Perry, Okla., a former Altamont area resident, died Monday, Oct. 14, 1996, at a nursing home in Perry after long illness. 

Ms. Reid was born Aug. 9, 1913, in Altamont. 

There are no immediate survivors. 

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at Lake Creek Cemetery, Bartlett. The Rev. Dallas Martin will officiate. 

Arrangements are under direction of Bath Funeral Home, Chetopa.

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