Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Inez Blanton 

WEBB CITY, Mo. Inez I. Beard Blanton, 85, formerly of 414 N. Washington St., died at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1996, at a nursing home in Joplin after a short illness. 

Mrs. Blanton was born April 17, 1911, at Clarinda, Iowa. She had lived in the Joplin-Webb City area since 1969, moving from Springfield. She was a homemaker, a graduate of Carthage High School and a member of the First Christian Church, Webb City. 

She married Ross Blanton on Jan. 15, 1961, at Joplin. He died Dec. 29, 1969. 

Survivors include a daughter, Jean Johnson, Joplin; four brothers, Bill Beard, state of Alabama, Lawrence Beard, Gladstone, Russell Beard, Webb City route 1, and Calvin Beard, Atlanta, Ga.; three sisters, Nina Ropp, Carthage, Donna Ferne Sekhon, Front Royal, Va., and Betty Lou Alnutt, San Pedro, Calif.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home, Webb City. Calvin St. Clair, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin. 

Pallbearers will be Jack Johnson, Wesley Champ, Rick Boyd, Dave Hodson, Clint Hodson and Jeff Finley. 

Contributions may be made to the First Christian Church. 

Ruth Bruner 

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. Ruth White Bruner, 94, Mount Vernon, died at 3:35 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Bruner was born March 29, 1902, at Fairfield, Neb. She had lived in the Mount Vernon area for 27 years. She was a graduate of the University of Nebraska. She had been a minister, schoolteacher and director of welfare for Oregon County. She was a member of Mount Vernon United Methodist Church. 

She married Sherman Ward Bruner on Dec. 1, 1934, at Lancaster. He died Sept. 27, 1994. 

Survivors include a son, Stuart S. Bruner, Arnold; a daughter, Sandra Baker, Lincoln, Neb.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home, Miller. The Rev. Sandy Nenadal will officiate. Burial will be in Miller Memorial Gardens Cemetery, south of Miller. 

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Contributions may be made to Mount Vernon United Methodist Church. 

Kermit Chick 

ANDERSON, Mo. Kermit E. Chick, 87, Anderson, died at 1:55 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 1996, at Bates Medical Center, Bentonville, Ark. after an illness of several years. 

Mr. Chick was born May 11, 1909, at Chester, Neb. He moved to Anderson in 1972 from California. He was a trucker until his retirement, then was a cattle farmer. 

His wife, Doris Irene Kinzer Chick, died in 1988. 

Survivors include two sons, Donald E. Chick, Bentonville, Ark., and Larry D. Chick, Springdale, Ark.; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson. Burial will be in Pea Ridge (Ark.) Cemetery. 

may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today. 

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. 

Military services will be conducted by members of the Northeast Oklahoma Veterans Funeral Detail, Miami, Okla. 

Anna Lee 

WEBB CITY, Mo. Anna Marie Lee, 69, 518 W. Fourth St., died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 1996, at her home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Lee was born Oct. 18, 1926, at Marionville. She had lived in Webb City for 26 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Central Christian Center, Joplin. 

She married George Lee on Aug. 13, 1949, at Bentonville, Ark. He survives. 

Also surviving are three sons, Robert Lee, Webb City, Bill Lee, Galena, Kan., and James Lee, Alba; three sisters, Barbara Robertson, Carthage, Shirley Haralson, Forest, Miss., and Gay Briles, Romulus, Mich.; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Park Cemetery, Carthage. The Rev. Doug Wilkerson will officiate. 

Pallbearers will be Bill Robertson, Frankie Haralson, Eldon Haralson, Jim Lee, Jay Wood and Dale Wilson. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City. 

Billie Leist 

LIBERAL, Mo. Billie Frederick Leist, 88, Liberal, died at noon Thursday, Oct. 17, 1996, at a nursing home in Fort Scott, Kan., after a long illness. 

Mr. Leist was born Aug. 26, 1908, near Bronaugh. He moved to Liberal in 1949 after living at Arcadia, Kan. He attended Pittsburg (Kan.) Business College. He was a telegrapher and depot agent for Frisco Railroad, retiring in 1973. He was a member of Liberal Christian Church. He was a 50-year member of Hermon Masonic Lodge No. 187. 

He married Emma F. Davenport on Sept. 21, 1929. She died Oct. 31, 1984. He married Hazel Swope Tucker on Jan. 16, 1986. She survives. 

Also surviving are a daughter, Shirley Culbertson, Fort Scott; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Sheffield Cemetery, near Arcadia. The Rev. Bob Dickey will officiate. 

Pallbearers will be Bradley Culbertson, Tim Culbertson, Rick Hite, Dick Magee, Avery Swope and Rick Swope. 

Contributions may be made to Liberal Christian Church or to the Liberal Memorial Park Fund, in care of Lohmeyer-Konantz Funeral Home, Lamar. 

Loretta Rainwater 

CARTHAGE, Mo. Loretta J. Rainwater, 63, Carthage, died at 9:09 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1996, at McCune-Brooks Hospital after a short illness. 

Mrs. Rainwater was born Sept. 27, 1933, at Stillwater, Okla. She had lived in Carthage since 1970, moving from Broken Arrow, Okla. She owned and operated a private day-care center for 17 years. She was a member of Maple Grove Restoration Church of Jesus Christ. 

She married Gerald L. Rainwater on Aug. 27, 1951, at Pawnee, Okla. He survives. 

Other survivors include a son, Gary Rainwater, Joplin; a daughter, Linda Logan, Carthage; her mother, Juanita Bay, Carthage; two brothers, Don Bay, Sibley, and Lonney Bay, Basehor, Kan.; three sisters, Maxine Davis, Prairie Home, and Ramona Henderson and Sue Acree, both of Basehor; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Ulmer Funeral Home, Carthage. Elder Roy Ries will officiate. Burial will be in Fullerton Cemetery, south of Carthage. 

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Logan, Adam Logan, Landon Logan, David Haney, Steve Acree and Terry Davis. 

Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, in care of the funeral home. 

Marsha Walton 

NEOSHO, Mo. Marsha Elizabeth Walton, 40, 125 Summit View, died at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a long illness. 

Walton was born April 23, 1956, in Neosho. She was a lifelong Neosho resident. She was a homemaker, and she had worked as a seamstress at the former Nicsinger Uniform Co. in Neosho. She was a member of the Church of Christ. 

Survivors include three daughters, Amanda Sharp, Sandra Mathews and Kayla Walton, all of Neosho; two brothers, Danny Macy, Seneca, and Ron Macy, Neosho; two sisters, Brenda Pollick, Neosho, and Susanne Joslyn, state of California; and two grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Belfast Cemetery, west of Neosho. Delbert Boman will officiate. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. 

Contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation, in care of the funeral home. 

John Crow 

WYANDOTTE, Okla. John J. Crow, 58, Wyandotte, died at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 1996, at a nursing home in Grove after a long illness. 

Mr. Crow was born Feb. 28, 1938, in Wyandotte. He was a lifetime area resident. He was a farmer. 

Survivors include a daughter, Lynn Ann Lanford, Neosho, Mo.; a son, Junior Lee Crow, Neosho; four brothers, Leon Crow, Wyandotte, Thomas Crow, Cassville, Mo., and James McCall and Monty McCall, both of Wyandotte; three sisters, Mary Griner, Wyandotte, and Clara Hubbard and Secetta Mathis, both of Springfield, Mo.; and five grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Faith Assembly of God Church, Wyandotte, with the Rev. Royce Hudson officiating. Burial will be in Wyandotte Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Bill Hull, Leon Crow Jr., Kurt McCall, Monty Darin McCall, Mark McCall and Chad McCall. 

The casket will be closed at noon today. 

Arrangements are under direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca, Mo. 

Minnie Hankins 

NORTH MIAMI, Okla. Minnie Agnes Hankins, 88, 422 S. Locust St., died at 7:05 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 1996, at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, after an illness. 

Mrs. Hankins was born May 31, 1908, at Belle Center, Mo. She had lived in the Miami area since 1942. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church, North Miami. 

Her husband, Luvadah Earl Hankins, died in December 1965. 

She is survived by a son, Joe Hankins, Miami; a brother, Truman Story, North Miami; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami. The Rev. Rick Bushnell will officiate. Burial will be in GAR Cemetery, Miami. 

Pallbearers will be Johnny Wilcox, Don Hankins, Dave Hankins, Kent Mountford, Tim Mountford and Steve Weatherford. 

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

Glenn Ladd 

GROVE, Okla. Glenn Ladd, 91, Wichita, Kan., a former Grove resident, died at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1996, at a nursing home in Wichita after a long illness. 

Mr. Ladd was born March 5, 1905, at Olympia, Wash. He graduated from Oklahoma State University. He attended the college on a wrestling scholarship and later became a professional wrestler. He was chief engineer at Sinclair Pipeline Co., Independence, Kan., retiring in 1970. He moved in 1976 to the Grove area, where he lived until last year. He was a member of the Church of Christ, Grove. 

He married Margaret Creek on April 20, 1935, at Oilton. She died July 19, 1992. 

Survivors include a sister, Edria Vaught, Wichita; and a brother, W.J. Ladd, Cushing. 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Christ, Grove. Otho Rogers will officiate. Burial will be in Buzzard Cemetery, Grove. 

Pallbearers will be Clarence Webber, Charles Johnston, Ben Witt, Jim Parker, Jim Ford and Eugene Oakley. 

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

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