Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Moe Daniels 

Floyd ``Moe'' Daniels, 78, 833 Katherine Ave., died at 3:10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center after a long illness. 

Mr. Daniels was born Feb. 8, 1918, in Joplin. He was a lifetime area resident. He retired in 1993 as manager of the former Bowlarama at Seventh Street and Range Line. He was a member of College View Baptist Church and the Joplin Bowling Hall of Fame. 

He married Frances ``Fannie'' Walters on July 3, 1940, in Joplin. She survives. 

Also surviving are two sons, Jimmy Daniels, Webb City, and Steve Daniels, Carl Junction; a daughter, Sandra Sue Cline, Webb City; two sisters, Betty Ramsey, Joplin, and Ruby Gibson, Bullhead City, Ariz.; and two grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary. The Rev. Ray Hartline will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City. 

Pallbearers will be Wayne Irelan, Jerry Murphy, David Efird, Mike Chitwood, Geaylen Carter and Bill German. 

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

Ora Myers 

Ora R. Abel Myers, 93, Joplin, died at 2:27 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness. 

Mrs. Myers was born Oct. 19, 1903, at Flora, Ill. She moved to Joplin from Chicago, Ill., in 1947. 

She was a homemaker. She was a member of South Joplin Christian Church; Temple Chapter No. 95, Order of the Eastern Star; the Phi Sigma Alpha sorority; the Joplin Woman's Club; the Chrysanthemum Club; the Woman's Guide; the Reciprocity Club; and the Federated Woman's Club. 

She married Samuel D. Myers on July 15, 1920, at Salina, Kan. He died Dec. 25, 1976. 

Survivors include nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary, with the Rev. Ronald Wade officiating. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. 

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. 

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary. 

Contributions may be made to South Joplin Christian Church. 

Glen Torix 

Glen E. Torix, 50, 5910 Gateway Drive, was pronounced dead at 1:54 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 1996, at the scene of a traffic accident on Highway 86, south of Joplin. 

Mr. Torix was born Jan. 4, 1946, at Fayetteville, Ark. He had lived the past 30 years in Joplin, moving from Berryville, Ark. He co-owned Glen's Diesel Inc., Joplin, the past 20 years. He was a member of Elks Lodge No. 501, Joplin, and Post No. 8380, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Grove, Okla. 

He married Nedra Wheelen on June 5, 1993, at Eureka Springs, Ark. She survives. 

Also surviving are two brothers, Steve Torix, Carthage, and Rocky Torix, Oronogo; and four sisters, Karla Spencer and Kelly Torix, both of Galena, Kan., Kathy Faircloth, Carthage, and Kari Torix, Oronogo. 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary. Wes Davis, minister, will officiate. Entombment will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin. 

Pallbearers will be Frank Hallacy, Glenn Brown, Pete Wheelan, John Wheelan Jr., Lanny Hopkins and Treman Galardo. 

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary. 

The family will be at 8819 Keller Road, Grove, Okla. 

Jim Aten 

PINEVILLE, Mo. James J. ``Jim'' Aten, 71, Pineville route 2, died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 1996, at his home after a sudden illness. 

Mr. Aten was born July 25, 1925, at Lamesa, Texas. He moved to the Pineville area in 1962. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, Lamesa. He was a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. 

He married Virginia Phillips on July 10, 1943, at Lamesa. She survives. 

Additional survivors include two sons, Tex Aten, Rogers, Ark., and J.L. Aten, Bentonville, Ark.; two daughters, Debbie Cable, Joplin, and Sharon Mitchell, Shell Knob; a brother, Neal Aten, Seminole, Texas; a sister, Murlene Hackworth, Taylor, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Pineville Cemetery. The Rev. Bob Cartwright will officiate. 

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Ozark Funeral Home, Pineville. 

Lucille Bennett 

MONETT, Mo. Lucille Bennett, 80, Monett, died at 2:40 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Bennett was born Aug. 27, 1916, in Monett. She lived most of her life in the area. She lived four years at Tulsa, Okla. She was a schoolteacher for 43 years. She worked 26 years for the Monett School District. She sponsored the Future Business Leaders of America for 25 years. 

She was a member of the Missouri State Teachers Association, the Missouri Vocational Association, the Missouri Business Education Association, the American Vocational Association and the Retired Teachers Association. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Monett, and the Esther Circle Sunday school class. 

She married John Earl Bennett on March 20, 1954, at Claremore, Okla. He died Sept. 28, 1982. 

Survivors include a daughter, Judy Kratzer, Geneseo, Kan.; two stepdaughters, Mary Lou Martocchio, Colfax, Calif., and Elaine Judkins, Albany, Calif.; two sisters, Ruth Bennett, Monett, and Louise Murphy, Tulsa; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett. The Rev. Rex Henderson and the Rev. Glenn Dixon will officiate. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery, Monett. 

Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the funeral home, where visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday. 

Contributions may be made to the Baptist Children's Home, near Mount Vernon. 

Virginia Cholka 

NEOSHO, Mo. Virginia R. Cholka, 72, 401 Park St., died at 2:40 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 1996, at Freeman Neosho Hospital after a short illness. 

Mrs. Cholka was born May 12, 1924, at Milwaukee, Wis. She moved to Neosho in 1956 from the state of California. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Neosho. 

She married Jerome Cholka Sr. on June 26, 1943, at Milwaukee. He died Aug. 9, 1992. 

Survivors include four sons, Jerome Cholka Jr., Milwaukee, Ronald Cholka, Joplin, and Kenneth Cholka and Dennis Cholka, both of Neosho; a daughter, Christine Prater, Neosho; a brother, Richard Bennett, Tomahawk, Wis.; a sister, June Murphy, Anaheim, Calif.; four half brothers, names and hometowns unavailable; four half sisters, names and hometowns unavailable; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. The Rev. J.C. Harp will officiate. Burial will be in Neosho Memorial Park Cemetery. 

Sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers. 

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

Constance Cobb 

REEDS, Mo. Constance L. Cobb, 73, Reeds route 1, died at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 1996, at her home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Cobb was born April 23, 1923, at Chicago, Ill. She had lived in the Reeds area since 1966, moving from Saudi Arabia. She was an executive secretary for Lozier Corp., Joplin, and she raised Arabian horses. 

Surviving are a daughter, B.J. Cobb, Reeds; and a brother, Lyle Lucas, Orlando, Fla. 

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Reeds Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin. 

Maud Daniel 

WHEATON, Mo. Minnie Maud Daniel, 81, Wheaton, died at 6:20 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 1996, at her home after a short illness. 

Mrs. Daniel was born April 5, 1915, in Taylor County, Texas. She graduated in 1938 from Hendrick School of Nursing, Abilene, Texas. She moved to Missouri from Texas in 1952. She was a nurse for 41 years. She was a school nurse for the Cassville School District and a Barry County public health nurse for 24 years. 

She was a member of Wheaton First Baptist Church, the Wheaton Senior Citizens and Queen Esther Chapter No. 202, Order of the Eastern Star, Aurora. 

She married Arlie W. Daniel on Sept. 21, 1941. He died March 25, 1981. 

Surviving are a son, Ralph Daniel, Wheaton; and three grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. The Rev. Gary Culp will officiate. Burial will be in Muncie Chapel Cemetery, Wheaton. 

Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

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

Dora Humphreys 

LAMAR, Mo. Dora Sophia Humphreys, 89, Lamar, died at 11:40 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 1996, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, after a sudden illness. 

Mrs. Humphreys was born Dec. 21, 1906, at Redfield, S.D. She moved to Barton County 34 years ago from South Dakota. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Lamar United Methodist Club, the United Methodist Women, Church Women United, the Lamar Literary Club, and the Home and Garden Club. 

She married George Edward Humphreys on Feb. 19, 1956, at Pomona, Calif. He died Nov. 11, 1976. 

There are no immediate survivors. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar. The Rev. Cliff Crockett will officiate. Burial will be in Memory Gardens, Lamar. 

M.A. Kammerlohr 

CASSVILLE, Mo. M.A. Kammerlohr, 75, Cassville, died at 6:31 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Mr. Kammerlohr was born Oct. 1, 1921, at Hastings, Neb. He moved to Cassville in 1964 after retiring from the Air Force as a lieutenant colonel. He was a decorated World War II fighter pilot, serving in the European Theater. He was a Mason and a Methodist. 

He married Maxine Fog on May 15, 1946, at Burbank, Calif. She died Dec. 24, 1981. 

Survivors include two sons, Chip Kammerlohr, Cassville, and Frank Kammerlohr, Katy, Texas; a daughter, Lisa Kammerlohr, Springfield; a brother, Maurice Kammerlohr, Green Valley, Ariz.; and two granddaughters. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Williamson Funeral Home, Cassville, with the Rev. John Duncan officiating. 

Graveside military services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at National Cemetery, Springfield. Military rites will be conducted by members of the Whiteman Air Force Base Military Funeral Detail. 

Pallbearers will be Millard Andrews, Ron Evans, Bill Horner, Bob Lee, Bill Lowder, Ed Ray and R.F. ``Pete'' Tucker. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Contributions may be made to United Cerebral Palsy, in care of the funeral home. 

Mable Miller 

GOODMAN, Mo. Mable E. Miller, 81, Goodman, died at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 1996, at a nursing home in Anderson after a six-month illness. 

Mrs. Miller was born Sept. 15, 1915, at Neosho, where she lived until 1961. She worked about 20 years for Big Smith Manufacturing Co. She moved in 1961 to Hutchinson, Kan., where she was a supervisor for Western Manufacturing Co. She moved to Goodman in 1982. 

She was a member of the First Christian Church, Granby, and the Widow to Widow organization. 

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Paul ``Bruce'' Pierson and Earl Miller. 

Surviving are three sons, Paul M. Pierson, Rogers, Ark., James Pierson, Kansas City, Kan., and David L. Pierson, Kansas City, Mo.; a daughter, Jeanne M. Nester, Rancho Viejo, Texas; a half brother, Niles Gillmore, Neosho; a sister, Marie Daniels, Neosho; a half sister, Wanda Rinehart, Wichita, Kan.; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, with the Rev. Gary Reed officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, south of Stella. 

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. 

Friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 

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

Elsie Thornburg 

BRONAUGH, Mo. Elsie Marie Thornburg, 71, Bronaugh, died at 10:21 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 1996, at Mercy Hospital, Fort Scott, Kan., after a short illness. 

Mrs. Thornburg was born Nov. 18, 1924, at Lakin, Kan. She had lived in Bronaugh since 1949. She was a telephone operator until 1972 in Nevada. She was a member of Bronaugh United Methodist Church, the Drywood Community Club and the Telephone Pioneers of America. 

She married Robert William Thornburg in 1949. He survives. 

Also surviving are a daughter, Elaine Lefevre, Bronaugh; two brothers, Elmer Sass, Nevada, and Arthur Sass, Kansas City, Kan.; and three grandchildren. 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Bronaugh United Methodist Church. The Rev. Robert Kelley will officiate. Burial will be in Worsley Cemetery, Bronaugh. 

Friends may call from 9 a.m. today until 11 a.m. Monday at Milster Funeral Home, Nevada. 

Contributions may be made to Bronaugh United Methodist Church or to the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home. 

Doris Holden 

MIAMI, Okla. Doris W. Holden, 66, 209 H St. N.E., died at 8:04 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 1996, at Maude Norton Hospital, Columbus, Kan., after suffering an apparent heart attack during a football game at Columbus. 

Mrs. Holden was born June 25, 1930, near Neosho, Mo., where she attended schools. She worked for Dumas Manufacturing Co., Miami, for several years and was a self-employed seamstress. She was a member of Southern Hill Baptist Church, Oklahoma City. 

Surviving are a daughter, Christy Leggett Grant, Columbus; a son, David W. Holden, Mustang; five brothers, Danny Haase, Rosburg, Wash., Charles Weaver, Monett, Mo., Donnie Haase, Neosho, Jay Haase, Conway, Ark., and Eugene Haase, Wheaton, Mo.; three sisters, Barbara Surratt, Miami, Alice Canfield, Sarcoxie, Mo., and Patty Haskins, Siloam Springs, Ark.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Commerce (Okla.) Community Church. The Rev. Bob Rabel will officiate. Burial will be at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Kenney Cemetery, Neosho. 

The body may be viewed from noon today to noon Tuesday at the home. 

Arrangements are under direction of Murdock Funeral Home, Columbus. 

Ruth Robertson 

GROVE, Okla. Ruth Maxine Markle Robertson, 74, Grove, died at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 1996, at Grove General Hospital after a long illness. 

Mrs. Robertson was born Jan. 11, 1922, at Tulsa. She attended the First Baptist Church at Southwest City, Mo. She was a member of the Homemakers Club and the American Legion Auxiliary, both of Gravette, Ark. She did volunteer work at a hospital in Gravette. 

She married George Robertson on Dec. 12, 1964, at Garden City, Kan. He died Jan. 5, 1980. 

Survivors include a son, Robert Williams, Tonopah, Ariz.; two brothers, Dee Markle, Grove, and Frank Markle, Independence, Mo.; and several grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the First Baptist Church, Southwest City, with the Rev. Ron Long officiating. Burial will be in Southwest City Cemetery. 

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

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