Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Sue Bastian 

Sue B. Bastian, 78, 1729 Wall Ave., died at 7:20 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center after a three-year illness. 

Miss Bastian was born March 30, 1918, in Joplin, and was a lifetime resident of the town. She was a 1938 Joplin High School graduate. She was an active partner in the Bastian Wholesale Grocer Co. all of her working life. She was a member of First Community Church. She was a charter member and past president of the American Business Women's Association, and Joplin Business and Professional Women's Club. She was a past president of Joplin Biz Club, a charter member of the Joplin Little Theatre, and a member of the Joplin Humane Society. 

Surviving are two brothers, James L. Bastian, 1725 Wall Ave., and Harry Bastian, 2606 E. 20th St. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Community Church. The Rev. Wayne VanGundy will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. 

Family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Parker Mortuary. 

Eva Ivey 

Eva Ivey, 92, Muldrow, Okla., died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1996, at a nursing home in Fort Smith, Ark., after an illness. She was the mother of Terrence Fox, Joplin. 

Mrs. Ivey was born Oct. 14, 1904, at Fort Smith. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Fort Smith. 

Her husband, Paul Ivey, preceded her in death. 

Survivors include two additional daughters, Margaret Lockwood, Roland, Okla., and Mary L. Czarnikow, Muldrow; a sister, Winnie Collins, Tulsa, Okla.; two brothers, D.T. ``Buster'' Kaase, Tulsa, and H.R. ``Rudy'' Kaase, Central Valley, Calif.; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Fort Smith. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home, Fort Smith. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Contributions may be made to St. Edward Hospice, Fort Smith. 

Leona Keyes 

Leona Charlene Kettner Keyes, 55, Joplin route 6, died at 4:35 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1996, at a nursing home in Carthage after a long illness. 

Mrs. Keyes was born April 29, 1941, at Muskogee, Okla. She moved to Joplin from Diamond about 10 years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ, Racine. 

Survivors include her husband, Gerald Keyes; three daughters, Mary Allan, Diamond, Susie Scott, Joplin, and Sandy Vangerpen, Yankee, S.D.; three stepdaughters, Cathleen Sarten, the state of Missouri, Coleeen Jones, Panama City, Fla., and Tina Tatum, Joplin; a brother, Norman Kettner, Diamond; a sister, Barbara Coffman, Carthage; 17 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary. John Anderson, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Stone Cemetery, east of Joplin. 

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

Contributions may be made to a fund for the family, in care of the mortuary. 

John Mikesell 

John Aylor Mikesell II, 7-month-old son of Guy and Ruth Mikesell, 1501 Duquesne Road, died at 10:50 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 1996, at Cardinal Glennon Memorial Hospital, St. Louis, after a short illness. 

The child was born March 13, 1996, in Joplin. 

Additional survivors include a brother, Benjamin Mikesell, of the home; paternal grandfather, Edsel Mikesell Sr., Alturas, Calif.; paternal grandmother, Sandra Tucker, Granby; maternal grandparents, Ben and Juanita Carter, Granby; and great-grandparents, Margaret Cross, the state of Oklahoma, and Kathrine Carter, Provo, Utah. 

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Joplin. Bishop Mike Higginson will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Israel Shoemaker, Jared Shoemaker, Christopher Shoemaker and Shawn Shoemaker. 

The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Friday at the church. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary. 

Wanda Nowack 

Wanda Josephine Nowack, 72, Joplin, died at 10:13 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Ms. Nowack was born May 27, 1924, at Nixa. She moved to the Jopln area in 1977. She was a member of the Joplin west congregation of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. 

Survivors include two sons, Wallace Nowack, Joplin, and Nickey Nowack, Carl Junction; two daughters, Marilyn George and Melissa Nowack, both of Carl Junction; three brothers, Arnold Nichols, Springfield, Edwin Nichols, Highlandville, and Theodore Nichols, Branson; a sister, Juanita Raymond, Springfield; and four grandchildren. 

The body will be cremated. 

Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Joplin. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield. 

Pete Whiting 

Alexander ``Pete'' Whiting, 47, Joplin, died at 6:50 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after an illness. 

Mr. Whiting was born March 11, 1949, at Webb City. He was a lifelong area resident. He was employed at the Casa Montez Restaurant and Joplin Workshops Inc., both of Joplin. He was a member of First Christian Church, Webb City. 

He married Milicent M. Fitzjarrell on Oct. 13, 1985, at Webb City. She survives. 

Additional survivors include three sons, Pete Whiting Jr., Carthage, Steven Whiting, Harrisonville, and Leonard Whiting, of the home; and a daughter, Myanda Whiting, of the home. 

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Fairview Cemetery, Joplin. The Rev. Calvin St. Clair will officiate. 

Contributions may be made to Joplin Workshops Inc. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary, Joplin. 

Lester Wrigley 

Lester J. Wrigley, 75, Joplin, died at 5:55 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center after a long illness. 

Mr. Wrigley was born Nov. 12, 1920, at Kansas City, Mo. He moved to Joplin from Ritchey in 1991. 

He was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army, retiring in 1964. He served during World War II and the Korean War. 

He married Opal Reber on May 16, 1978, in Papillion, Neb. She survives. 

Additional survivors include three daughters, Edna White, Richmond, Jenny Wrigley, Los Angeles, Calif., and Annie Wheeler, Kansas City; a sister, Virginia Wrigley, Kansas City; and two grandsons. 

Arrangements are pending with Parker Mortuary. 

Kenneth Bradbury 

WEBB CITY, Mo. Kenneth P. Bradbury, 75, Webb City, died at 11:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 1996, at a Webb City nursing home after a long illness. 

Mr. Bradbury was born Oct. 20, 1921, at Kansas City. He had lived in Webb City most of his life. He was a retired insurance salesman. 

He attended Central United Methodist Church, Webb City. 

Survivors include a brother, Robert Bradbury, Webb City; and five sisters, Shirley Moore and Emogene Purcell, both of Joplin, Genevieve Bishop, Webb City, Betty Milligan and Helen Myrell, both of Des Moines, Iowa. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City. The Rev. Tom Shouse will officiate. 

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

Mary Goodrich 

WHEATON, Mo. Mary A. Goodrich, 86, Wheaton, died at 9:31 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 1996, at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, after a sudden illness. 

Mrs. Goodrich was born Dec. 10, 1909, at Toronto, Kan. She grew up in Toronto before moving to the Roach community in Southwest Missouri in 1932 and to Wheaton in 1942. 

She was a member of the Wheaton United Methodist Church and the church's women's groups. She was a member of Wheaton Senior Citizens and the Fairview Antique Auto Club. 

She married Maurice R. Goodrich Sr. on Aug. 24, 1930, at Toronto. He survives. 

Other survivors include a son, Maurice Robert Goodrich Jr., Lenexa, Kan.; a daughter, Shiela Young, Rocky Comfort; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Wheaton United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Gloria Gold officiating. Burial will be in Muncie Chapel Cemetery, Wheaton. 

Pallbearers will be Michael Goodrich, Chris Hurlbut, Bob Mosby, Kevin Nichols, Tom Thornbrugh, Eric Wilson and Chandler Young. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. 

Contributions may be made to the Wheaton United Methodist Church, in care of the funeral home. 

Don Lindley 

CARTHAGE, Mo. Don Lloyd Lindley, 64, Carthage, died at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 1996, at McCune-Brooks Hospital, Carthage, after a sudden illness. 

Mr. Lindley was born April 19, 1932, at Johnstown, Pa. He had lived in Carthage about a year and a half, moving from Las Cruces, N.M. He graduated in 1950 from J.R. Euchtel High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He retired from the military in 1970. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1989. He played in several local jazz bands and was a dirt-car racer. 

He married Carol H. Hawk on Aug. 19, 1983, at Hobbs, N.M. She survives. 

Also surviving are a daughter, Chrystal Fox, Belsair, Wash.; a sister, Ella Grace ``Sue'' Reitz, Akron, Ohio; and a grandchild. 

Memorial services will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at Ulmer Funeral Home, Carthage. 

The body will be cremated. 

Contributions may be made to children's hospital, 1 Perkins Square, Akron, Ohio, or the charity of the donor's choice. 

Leonard Moore 

MONETT, Mo. Leonard Charles Moore, 66, Monett, died at 5:55 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1996, at a daughter's home in Purdy after a long illness. 

Mr. Moore was born Aug. 4, 1930, in Purdy. He was a lifetime area resident. He retired from Tyson Foods in 1995. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. 

Survivors include a son, Charles Moore, Purdy; four daughters, Pam Compton, and Darla Brooks, both of Purdy, Debra Moore, Monett, and Donna Pritchard, Miller; two brothers, John Moore and Clifford Moore, both of Monett; a sister, Thelma Stussy, Neosho; and six grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett. The Rev. Jim Copley will officiate. Burial will be in ArnhartCemetery, near Purdy. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri, in care of the funeral home. 

Robert Scott 

WEBB CITY, Mo. Robert W. Scott, 74, 1404 Crestwood Drive, died at 2:50 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center after a two-month illness. 

Mr. Scott was born Oct. 20, 1922, at Joplin. He had lived in the Joplin, Webb City and Carl Junction area most of his life. He was the owner of R.W. Scott and Associates, an industrial contractor and builder. He served in the Army's 333rd engineering division during World War II. He was a member of the Hoisington (Kan.) Masonic Lodge No. 331; Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Joplin; and Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Temple, Springfield. 

He married Ellie Swertfeger on May 27, 1960, at Hastings, Neb. She survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Bob Scott Jr., Lamar, Jim Scott, Aurora, and Terry Draney and David Scott, both of Joplin; four daughters, Barbara McGann, Hermosa Beach, Calif., Cindy Brooks, Oronogo, Debbie Cavagnaro, Keflavik, Iceland; and Susan Kreutz, Lenoir City, Tenn.; two sisters, Doris Ann Leinmiller, Joplin, and Lillian Rowe, Tulsa, Okla.; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home, Webb City. Boyce Mouton, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin. 

Pallbearers will be Bob Scott Jr., Jim Scott, Terry Draney, David Scott, Ms. Brooks and Ms. Kreutz. 

Webb City American Legion Post No. 322 will conduct graveside military rites. 

George Bolte 

GIRARD, Kan. George A. Bolte, 86, 508 E. 614th Ave., died at 8:05 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 1996, at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Pittsburg, after a short illness. 

Mr. Bolte was born June 22, 1910, in Armstrong County, Pa. He moved to rural Girard from Pennsylvania n 1928. He worked for the Kansas City Southern Railroad as a scale inspector and superintendent for 37 years, retiring in 1974. He was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons, the National Scaleman Association, and the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees. 

He married Alta B. Mead on July 15, 1931, at Joplin, Mo. She died in 1984. 

Surviving are three sons, Robert E. Bolte, Pittsburg, and George A. Bolte, and Lawrence E. Bolte, both of Girard; a sister, Mary A. Waugaman, Lower Burrell, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Mount Olive Cemetery, Pittsburg. The Rev. Daryl Gaddy will officiate. 

The procession will leave Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Pittsburg, for the cemetery at 1:45 p.m. 

Friends may call after 10 a.m. today at the funeral home. 

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

Dora Darland 

PARSONS, Kan. Dora I. Darland, 87, died at 12:24 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 1996, at her home after a short illness. 

Mrs. Darland was born Aug. 3, 1909, in rural St. Paul. She grew up and attended schools at St. Paul. She lived and farmed many years in Neosho County before moving to a farm in Labette County. She formerly worked as a cook for the Labette County High School. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene, Parsons. 

She married Willard Darland on April 1, 1933, at Oswego. He survives. 

Also surviving are three sons, Frank Darland, Wichita, Ivan Darland, Oswego, and Donald Darland, rural Parsons; four daughters, Arlene Myers, rural Altamont, Jane Fisher, Iola, Rose Etta Kelly, St. Louis, and Anna England, Sand Springs, Okla.; a sister, Frances Bunn, Philadelphia, Pa.; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Church of the Nazarene. The Rev. Jim Dillow will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Parsons. 

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the church. 

Contributions may be made to the church, in care of Murdock Funeral Home, Oswego. 

Dorothy Sutton 

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. Dorothy J. Sutton, 76, 2050 Grant, died at 1:29 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., after a short illness. 

Mrs. Sutton was born Sept. 22, 1920, at Picher, Okla. She came to Baxter Springs in 1981, moving from Columbus. She was a teacher at Central School, Columbus, for several years. She received her doctorate from Kansas State University, Manhattan, and then taught at Drury College, Springfield, Mo. She was a member of and organist for the Baxter Springs Methodist Church, and the Baxter Springs Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. She also was a member of the Gleaners and the Ladies Circle, both of Baxter Springs. 

She married Paul L. Sutton in 1940 at Arma. He died in 1960. 

Survivors include a son, Terry P. Sutton, Cape Girardeau, Mo.; and a daughter, Tamara James, Miami, Okla. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Abbott Funeral Homel, Baxter Springs. 

Private family burial will follow at Park Cemetery, Columbus. 

Contributions may be made to the Methodist Church Organ Fund, in care of the funeral home. 

Virginia Ford 

JAY, Okla. Virginia Ford, 77, Jay, died at 6:20 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 1996, at Grove General Hospital after a short illness. 

Mrs. Ford was born Oct. 19, 1919, at York, Neb. She was a homemaker. 

She married Oliver Ford on Dec. 31, 1941, at Bentonville, Ark. He survives. 

Also surviving are a son, Steve Ford, Tulsa, Okla.; a daughter, Mickey Clark, Tulsa; a sister, Wanda Herman, Omaha, Neb.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Hinderliter-Woodard Chapel, Jay. The Rev. Hurley Lee Holcombe and the Rev. Dewane Stone will officiate. Burial will be in Duffield Cemetery, Jay. 

Pallbearers will be Mike Clinton, Rogie Clark, Harland Coble, Richard Clark, Dennis Combs and Roger Clark. 

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the chapel. 

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

Frank Moores 

MIAMI, Okla. Frank Harrison Moores, 71, 932 Crest Lane, Miami, died at 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 1996, at his home after a long illness. 

Mr. Moores was born Jan. 5, 1925, in Fort Smith, Ark., and was a longtime resident of Miami. He was a retired banker. He graduated in 1941 from Eufaula (Okla.) High School and attended the Warner (Okla.) Junior College, and Northeastern State University, Tallequah. He graduated in 1948 from Oklahoma University. 

He served in the Army in World War II. He was employed by General Acceptance, Bartlesville, and worked for 23 years at the National Bank, Tulsa. He came to Miami in 1976, moving from Tulsa, where he had lived for 23 years. After coming to Miami, he and his wife started the Miami National Bank, retiring in 1981. 

He was a charter member of the Christ United Methodist Church, Tulsa, the United Methodist Church, Miami, the Tulsa Country Club, and the Miami Golf and Country Club. 

He married Pattye Freeling on Nov. 24, 1948, in Oklahoma City, Okla. She survives. 

Survivors include two sons, Gary Moores, Eufaula, and David Moores, Lake Tahoe, Calif.; a daughter, Susie Klahr, Tulsa; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church, Miami. The Rev. Chuck Horton will officiate. Burial will be in GAR Cemetery, Miami. 

Pallbearers will be Dale West, Chuck Chestnut, Dennis Highland, William Kohl, and Michael Smith. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the family home, 932 Crest Lane, Miami. 

Arrangements are under the direction of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami. 

Wanda Rollins 

MIAMI, Okla. Wanda Lee Rollins, 71, 325 B St. N.W., Miami, died at 11:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 1996, at her home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Rollins was born July 28 ,1925, in Vinita. She was a longtime area resident. She was a retired cook. She was a member of the Central Christian Church, and the Modern Home Demonstration Club, both of Miami. 

She married Bud Rollins on Aug. 26, 1924. He died in January 1992. 

Survivors include two sons, Charles Rollins, Maryville, Tenn., and Roger Rollins, Miami; a daughter, Delora Bourne, Texarkana, Texas; her mother, Sally Specker, Miami; a sister, Valda Diebold, Bernice; a brother, Dick Rogers, Broken Arrow; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Central Christian Church. The Rev. Allen Dunn and the Rev. Jack Boyd will officiate. Burial will be in the GAR Cemetery, Miami. 

Pallbearers will be Mike Dodson, Andrew Dodson, Chris Bourne, Rob Wakefield, Andrew Dodson, Rob Rollins and Chuck Rollins. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Paul Thomas Funeral Homel, Miami. 

Cormelia Sparkman 

MIAMI, Okla. Cormelia Jane Sparkman, 85, Miami route 4, died at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1996, at her daughter's home at Oswego, Kan., after a short illness. 

Mrs. Sparkman was born Nov. 19, 1910, at Fairland. She was a lifelong area resident and an inspector for Burlington Manufacturing Co., Miami, retiring several years ago. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, Fairland. 

Her husband, Gilbert Reed Sparkman, died Nov. 3, 1990. 

Survivors include a daughter, Janice Graham, Oswego; two sons, Ron Sparkman, Miami, and David Sparkman, Fairland; eight grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami. The Rev. Neil Doherty will officiate. Burial will be in the Fairland Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Steve Graham, Homer Kemper, Larry Kemper, Wally Ellison, Jonny Sparkman, Steve Sparkman and Brian Sparkman. 

Contributions may be made to the Shrine Club's Crippled Children's Hospital, in care of the funeral home. 

Florence Tronsor 

WYANDOTTE, Okla. Florence H. Tronsor, 86, Wyandotte, died at 9:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 1996, at a Joplin nursing home after an illness. 

Mrs. Tronsor was born April 8, 1910, in Flatbush, N.Y. She had lived in the Tri-State Area for several years. She was employed as a bookkeeper. She was a Catholic. 

She is survived by a sister, Claire Williams, Wyandotte. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Seneca, Mo. 

The casket will be closed. 

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

Henry Williams 

JAY, Okla. Henry Williams, 66, Jay, died at 2:14 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1996, at Grove General Hospital after a long illness. 

Mr. Williams was born March 26, 1930, in Delaware County. He lived in Jay most of his life. He was a carpenter. 

He married Connie Hoover on Nov. 19, 1954, at Wichita, Kan. She survives. 

Also surviving are two sons, George D. Williams and Carl L. Williams, both of Jay; a daughter, Teresa Colon, Jay; a sister, Mary White, Wichita; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Snell Cemetery, near Grove. The Rev. John E. Butler and the Rev. Don Greenfeather will officiate. 

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

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