Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Beverly Burtrum 

Beverly A. Burtrum, 58, Joplin, died at 5:25 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 1996, at Freeman Hospital West after a sudden illness. 

Mrs. Burtrum was born May 28, 1938, at Tulsa, Okla. She moved to Joplin in 1963 from Miami, Okla. She and her husband, Willie Burtrum, co-owned and operated Joplin Honda. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. 

Survivors include her husband, Willie Burtrum; a son, David Burtrum, Joplin; a daughter, Cheri Sitton, Joplin; her mother, Ruby McInnes, Neosho; two sisters, Elizabeth Frye, Neosho, and June Cease, Tulsa, Okla.; and three grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Calvary Baptist Church. The Rev. Phillip McClendon will officiate. Private burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be David Ganote, Al Bechhold, Stan Huff, John Walker, Robert Arnce and Red Culton. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary. 

Deacons of Calvary Baptist Church will be seated as a group. 

Contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church. 

Eva Pearson 

Eva M. Pearson, 97, Ellisville, a former long-time Joplin resident, died at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 1996, at a nursing home in Chesterfield after an illness. 

Mrs. Pearson was born May 9, 1899, at Baxter Springs, Kan. Her family lived in Neosho much of her childhood. She moved to Joplin in 1915. She lived from 1915 to 1917 and from 1938 to 1995 at 2105 Joplin Ave. She moved to Denver in 1921 and returned to Joplin in 1930. She moved from Joplin to the St. Louis area in June 1995 to live with her son. 

She was a 1917 graduate of Joplin Senior High School. She taught school at Duenweg, Newtonia and Rocky Ford, Colo. She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Joplin, since about 1948. 

She married Clay S. Pearson in June 1921 at Rocky Ford. He died on Aug. 16, 1970. 

Survivors include a son, Les Pearson, former managing editor of The Joplin News Herald, Ellisville; and a sister, Frances Ruark, Clare, Mich. 

Arrangements are pending with Parker Mortuary, Joplin. 

Lois Hendrix 

WASHBURN, Mo. Lois Ann Hendrix, 53, Washburn, died at 7:03 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 1996, at South Barry County Hospital, Cassville, after a sudden illness. 

Mrs. Hendrix was born Sept. 13, 1943, in the state of California. She moved in 1957 to Missouri. She worked previously with Fasco Industries for 2 years. She helped her husband on the farm. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Washburn. 

She married Johnie Hendrix on Nov. 28, 1958, in Barry County. He survives. 

Additional survivors include three sons, Wayne Hendrix, Cassville, and Keith Hendrix and Brian Hendrix, both of Washburn; two daughters, Bobbi Sanders and Regina Thompson, both of Washburn; her mother, Pauline Stogdill, Pea Ridge, Ark.; three brothers, Warren Stogdill and Boyd Stogdill, both of Washburn, and Bill Stogdill, Pea Ridge; a sister, Delores Sanchez, Roseville, Calif.; and eight grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Washburn. The Rev. Willie Hendrix and the Rev. Rodney VanGorkham will officiate. Burial will be in Roller Cemetery, west of Washburn. 

Pallbearers will be Jerry Sanders, Russell Hendrix, Donnie Wright, Jerry Dale Sanders, David Preddy and Danny Dalton. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. 

Lew Maneval 

JASPER, Mo. Lew Anthony Maneval, 58, Jasper, died at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 1996, at Missouri Veteran's Hospital, Mount Vernon, where he suffered an apparent heart while working as a volunteer entertaining with music. 

Mr. Maneval was born Dec. 19, 1937, at Salina, Kan. He moved to Jasper in 1947 when his parents bought Maneval Inc. He served in the Navy as a helicopter pilot from October 1960 to November 1968 with two tours in the Vietnam area and three years as a flight instructor at Pensacola, Fla. After serving as a safety engineer for five years in Denver, Colo., he returned to Jasper in September 1973 to join his father and two brothers in the family business, Maneval Inc. 

He served two years as mayor of Jasper and four years on the Jasper R-5 School Board. He was secretary of the Jasper Chamber of Commerce. He was a past member of the board of the Bank of Jasper and also served on the all-school reunion committee of Jasper. 

He was a member of Jasper United Methodist Church, where he had been a choir member, Sunday school teacher, a lay leader for 10 years, and also had served as the evangelism chairman. For the past year, he was managing editor of the church's outreach paper, ``The Methodist Messenger.'' 

He married Judie Bradley at Pensacola, Fla., on Aug. 3, 1962. She survives. 

Additional survivors include two sons, Mark Maneval and Joel Maneval, both of Jasper; a daughter, Rachel Maneval, of the home; his mother, Genevieve Maneval, Jasper; a brother, Terry Maneval, Jasper; and two grandchildren. 

Private graveside services will be held Tuesday at Greenlawn Cemetery, Jasper. 

Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Jasper United Methodist Church. 

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

The casket will be closed. 

Contributions may be made to Jasper United Methodist Church or the Jasper Fire Service, in care of the funeral home. 

May Millender 

NEOSHO, Mo. May Millender, 92, Neosho, died at 12:33 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 1996, at a local nursing home after a four-year illness. 

Mrs. Millender was born Oct. 14, 1904, at Salem, Ore. She moved in 1916 to Neosho. She had been a cook and dishwasher for 60 years at the former Vo's Cafe and the former Big Spring Inn Restaurant, both of Neosho. She was a member of the Neosho United Methodist Church. 

Her husband, Frank Millender, died in 1949. 

Surviving are three daughters, Alice Rudd, Neosho, Viola Wofford, Belton, and Marie Baker, Nampa, Idaho; three sons, Hugh Millender and Billy Millender, both of Neosho, and Paul Millender, Perry, Ga.; a brother, Johnny Young, Neosho; 24 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. The Rev. J.C. Harp and the Rev. Todd Decker will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, south of Neosho. 

Keith Pyle 

AURORA, Mo. Keith J. Pyle, 72, Aurora, died at 8:14 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 1996, at Aurora Community Hospital of an apparent heart attack. 

Mr. Pyle was born Sept. 7, 1924, at Lawrence County and was a lifetime resident. He was a garbage mechanic, retiring in 1970. He was a member of the Chesapeake Baptist Church, east of Mount Vernon. He was a Navy veteran. 

He married Virginia Valentine on April 9, 1950, at Verona. She survives. 

Additional survivors include two sons, Larry Pyle and Mike Pyle, both of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Becky Humphreys, Mount Vernon; four brothers, Lowell Pyle and Loy Pyle, both of Springfield, Norval Pyle, Mount Vernon, and Jerold Pyle, Jefferson City; a sister Dana Strachan, Nags Head, N.C.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Summit Baptist Church, northeast of Mount Vernon. The Rev. Dean Hendricks will officiate. Burial will be in Summit Cemetery, northeast of Mount Vernon. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, Mount Vernon. 

Harry Stahl 

SENECA, Mo. Harry A. Stahl, 81, 7284 Bethel Road, died at 1:40 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 1996, at his home of an illness. 

Mr. Stahl was born Aug. 20, 1915, at Lewisburg Union, Pa. He had lived the last 12 years in Seneca, moving from Downers Grove, Ill., where he had been a heat treater with Rex Nord Bearing Co., Downers Grove. He was a World War II Army veteran. 

He married Pearl Mrez in 1976 at Wheaton, Ill. She survives. 

Additional survivors include five daughters, names unavailable, all of the state of Pennsylvania; eight stepchildren, names and addresses unknown; a brother, Foster F. Stahl, Turbotville, Pa.; 20 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. 

The body will be cremated. 

No services are planned. 

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

Vincent Tygart 

WEBB CITY, Mo. Vincent H. Tygart, 81, Gravette, Ark., a former Webb City resident, died at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 1996, at a nursing home in Gravette after a long illness. 

Mr. Tygart was born Nov. 6, 1914, at Arma, Kan. He moved to Gravette five years ago from Webb City. He was a retired laborer and a member of the Pentecostal Church. 

Survivors include a son, Jerry Tygart, Bentonville, Ark.; a daughter, Joyce Tygart, Fayetteville, Ark.; two brothers, Bob Tygart, Carl Junction, and Paul Tygart, Nampa, Idaho; two sisters, Elsie Alsup, Carl Junction, and Lily Beck, Joplin; and four grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 2:30 p .m. today at Carl Junction (Mo.) Cemetery. The Rev. Clair Uitts will officiate. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City. 

Stella Wilkinson 

NEOSHO, Mo. Stella May Wilkinson, 80, Neosho, died at 2:20 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 1996, at a daughter's home near Fairview after a long illness. 

Mrs. Wilkinson was born Aug. 31, 1916, at Altamont, Kan. She moved in 1977 to the Neosho area from Gillette, Wyo. She was a homemaker and a seamstress. She had worked with her husband in operating the Wilkinson Shoe and Harness Repair, Neosho. She and a daughter operated the former Jan-Lynn Photo Studio, Neosho. She was a member of the Northside Baptist Church, Neosho. 

She married Louis Wilkinson on Oct. 9, 1934. He died Feb. 18, 1984. 

Survivors include a son, Jay Wilkinson, Gillette; five daughters, Velma Daugherty, Arnegard, N.D., Joy Speiglemyer Gillette, Wilma Hamilton, Branson, Dianna Evans, Fairview, and Lorraine Johnson, Franklin, Tenn.; two brothers, Jay Shastid, Rocky Comfort, and John Shastid, Springdale, Ark.; a sister, Irena Seaman, Pea Ridge, Ark.; 24 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Neosho Memorial Park Cemetery. Gary Reed and Gary Culp, ministers, will officiate. 

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

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

Mary Graham 

COLUMBUS, Kan. Mary Evelyn Graham, 71, Columbus route 2, died at 11:25 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 1996, at her home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Graham was born March 27, 1925, in Cherokee County. She attended Stone Rural School in Cherokee County and was a 1944 graduate of Columbus High School. She was a homemaker. 

She married Lee D. Graham on March 27, 1947, in Columbus. He survives. 

Additional survivors include a brother, Paul Gust, Springfield, Mo. 

Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Park Cemetery, Columbus. The Rev. Jeff Martin will officiate. 

Friends may call at Murdock Funeral Home, Columbus. 

John Hamilton 

COLUMBUS, Kan. John R. ``Johnie'' Hamilton, 85, 206 N. Ohio St., died at 9:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 1996, at his home after a long illness. 

Mr. Hamilton was born Aug. 28, 1911, in Cherokee County near Turk, north of Columbus. He attended Stippville School, near Columbus, and Columbus High School. He was a farmer and worked for the Farmers Union Elevator in Columbus. He also had worked for Wilcox Implement Company and South East Equipment of Columbus. He was the maintenance manager at Country Side Acres, an apartment complex in Columbus. 

He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Odd Fellows Lodge, and the Anti-Thief Association. He served on the advisory board for Southeast Kansas Vo-Tech School at Columbus and on the board of the Future Farmers of America of Columbus. He was active in the Columbus baseball program for more than 30 years, serving as an umpire for many years. 

He married Margie Dixon on Nov. 24, 1956, at Clovis, N.M. She survives. 

Additional survivors include three sons, John Jeffrey, Franklin, Jimmy Dale Hamilton, Hallowell, and Carl Hamilton, Belton, Mo.; two daughters, Linda Westervelt and Janice Leeper, both of Columbus; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church, Columbus. The Rev. Keith Jackson and the Rev. Todd Maclean will officiate. Burial will be in Park Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Murdock Funeral Home, Columbus. 

Contributions may be made to St. John's Regional Medical Center Hospice or Calvary Baptist Church, in care of the funeral home. 

Charlotte Southworth 

CARDIN, Okla. Charlotte Bonnie Tallent Southworth, 71, Cardin, died at 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 1996, at a son's home at rural Miami after a long illness. 

Mrs. Southworth was born July 6, 1925, at St. Louis, Mo. She had lived about 10 years in Cardin, moving from Picher. She was a homemaker and a member of Cardin Baptist Church. 

She married Joe Tallent on May 10, 1945. He died in 1982. 

Surviving are three sons, Timothy R. Tallent and Wayne Tallent, rural Miami, and Terry Southworth, Cardin; three daughters, Sue Tallent, Cardin, Joan Douthitt, Baxter Springs, Kan., and Jo Anna Watkins, Joplin, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements are pending with Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher. 

Norma Spencer 

AFTON, Okla. Services for Norma Sue Spencer, 49, Afton, who died Friday, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church, Afton. 

The Rev. Jim Drake and the Rev. Martin Potter will officiate. 

Burial will be in Drumright (Okla.) Cemetery. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Adcock Funeral Home, Afton. 

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

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