Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Pauline Brown 

Pauline Brown, 81, Bedford, Texas, formerly of Joplin, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1996, at Harris Hospital, Bedford, after an illness. 

Mrs. Brown was born Jan. 18, 1915. She was a homemaker. 

Her husband, Ivan Brown, preceded her in death. 

Survivors include two sons, Greg Brown and Gordon Brown, both of Euless, Texas; a daughter, Beverly Roemer, Columbia; two brothers, Bob Day, Marshfield, and Bill Day, Springfield; and five grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Marshfield (Mo.) Cemetery. The Rev. Clyde McClaine will officiate. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Fraker Funeral Home, Marshfield. 

Opal Cox 

Opal D. Cox, 89, Joplin, died at 5:47 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1996, at a nursing home in Seneca after a long illness. 

Mrs. Cox was born Feb. 7, 1907, at Shawnee, Okla. She moved to Joplin from Oklahoma in 1952. She retired in 1973 as pantry cook at Wilder's Restaurant, Joplin. She was a member of the First Pentecostal Church of God, Joplin. 

She was preceded in death by her husbands, John M. Shelton and Arnold Cox. 

Survivors include three sons, J.C. Shelton, Neosho, Edmond Shelton, El Paso, Texas, and Kenneth Ray Shelton, Galena, Kan.; three daughters, Kathryn Shelton, Claremore, Okla., Lahoma Curnutte, Miami, Okla., and June Kimbrough, Diamond; a sister, Hazel Bean, Independence; 24 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Parker Mortuary. The Rev. Paul Dilts will officiate. Burial will be in Osborne Memorial Cemetery. 

Xavier Teen 

Xavier Eric Teen, son of Diana Teen and Jason Sharbutt, Joplin route 6, was stillborn Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1996, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin. 

Additional survivors include maternal grandmother, Ann Teen, Carl Junction; and paternal grandparents, Bobby and Debbie Thomas, Joplin. 

Graveside services were Thursday at Osborne Memorial Cemetery, Joplin. 

Arrangements were under direction of Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City. 

Sharon Armstrong-Shriner 

PINEVILLE, Mo. Sharon Armstrong-Shriner, 53, Overland Park, Kan., formerly of Pineville, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, at Baptist Medical Center, Kansas City, after an illness. 

Mrs. Armstrong-Shriner was born July 11, 1943, in Pineville. She was raised in Pineville and in Oklahoma. She was a 1961 graduate of Pineville High School. She received training as a nurse at Springfield and at Ponca City, Okla. 

She was a nurse for 30 years. She had been chief nurse at a hospital in Santa Rosa, Calif., and had worked at hospitals at Stella and at Gravette, Ark. She was a nurse with the McDonald County Health Department before moving to Kansas City in 1984. She also had worked with Equifax, Kansas City; with Physicians Weight Loss at Leawood, Kan.; with Dr. William H. Brown, Prairie Village, Kan.; in the intensive-care unit at Saint Joseph's Health Center, Kansas City; and at Kaiser Permanente, Overland Park. 

Survivors include her husband, Phillip C. Shriner; two sons, Rex Shriner and Brian Shriner, both of the home; her parents, Carl and Leora Armstrong, Pineville; a sister, Charlotte Gardner, Pineville; and two brothers, Jim Armstrong, Pineville, and Rick Armstrong, Killeen, Texas. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pineville Baptist Church, under direction of Ozark Funeral Home, Pineville. Private burial will be in Shawnee Mission (Kan.) Memory Gardens. The Rev. Clifford C. Thompson will officiate. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at D.W. Newcomer's and Sons Johnson County Chapel, Overland Park. Visitation also will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Pineville Baptist Church. 

Contributions may be made to Breast Cancer Research or to Pineville Baptist Church. 

Helen Damrill 

NEOSHO, Mo. Helen Annis Damrill, 72, 920 N. High St., died at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1996, at her home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Damrill was born July 26, 1924, in Neosho. She returned to Neosho in 1994 from Arizona. She was a homemaker. 

She married Ralph Damrill on Sept. 19, 1961, in Neosho. He survives. 

Other survivors include a daughter, Darlene McIlvaine, Neosho; five sisters, Nellie Berry, Emma Fikes and Mildred Hay, all of Neosho, Juanita Green, Glendale, Ariz., and Ida Ve Barklund, Sweden; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. 

The body is to be cremated. 

Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, with Frank House, minister, officiating. 

Ellen Holloway 

WEBB CITY, Mo. Ellen Holloway, 83, 608 N. Oronogo St., died at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Holloway was born May 25, 1913, at Crocker. She was a longtime area resident. She had worked as a seamstress at the former Big Smith Manufacturing Co. plant in Webb City. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and the A-TA Ladies Auxiliary, both of Webb City. 

She married Elmer Holloway Sr. on Aug. 5, 1933, at Huntsville, Ark. He died in 1964. 

Survivors include three sons, Alvin Holloway, Webb City, and Keith Holloway and Elmer Holloway, both of Goodman; three daughters, Rose Marie Bellamy, Joplin, June Woolsey, Oronogo, and Shirley Almindinger, Carterville; a sister,Rose Sherwood, Goodman; 22 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin. The Rev. Clem B. Moore will officiate. Burial will be in Webb CityCemetery. 

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

The family will be at the home of a daughter, Shirley Almindinger, 121 W. Main St., Carterville. 

Contributions may be made to Hospice of St. John, in care of the mortuary. 

Gordon Jordon 

JASPER, Mo. Gordon Jordon, 53, Jasper route 1, was found dead about 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1996, at his home after suffering an apparent heart attack. 

Mr. Jordon was born Feb. 26, 1943, at Prairie Grove, Ark. He moved to the Jasper area in 1991 from Arkansas. He was a brick layer. He was a member of the Baptist Church. 

Surviving are three daughters, Patricia McDonner, Woodbridge, Va., Kimberly Gibbany, San Diego, Calif., and Nicole Jordon, Jasper, Ark.; his mother, Anna Allen, Prairie Grove; six brothers, Cisro Jordon, Homer Jordon, Jimmie Jordon and Ronnie Jordon, all of Prairie Grove, Bobby Jordon, Warsaw, Ind., and Tommy Jordon, Independence, Ore.; and three grandchildren. 

Arrangements are pending with Weng Funeral Chapel, Jasper. 

Edward Kaylor 

NEOSHO, Mo. Edward Garrett Kaylor, 76, Boonville, a former Neosho resident, died at 12:38 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, 1996, at Ellis Fischel Hospital, Columbia, after a six-week illness. 

Mr. Kaylor was born Nov. 16, 1919, in the state of Ohio. He lived in the Neosho area until eight years ago, when he moved to Boonville. He worked several years at the former Neosho Nursery. He was an Army veteran of World War II. 

His wife, Helen Eileen Baughman Kaylor, died Jan. 19, 1984. 

Surviving are two sons, Larry Kaylor and Mike Kaylor, both of Boonville; two daughters, Kathy Adams, Goodman, and Cindy Vaughn, Neosho; a brother, Elmer Kaylor, state of Iowa; a sister, Cordella Kaylor, Phoenix, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Neosho Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Seigel will officiate. 

Arrangements are under direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. 

Faye Lowery 

MONETT, Mo. Faye Lowery, 88, Monett, died at 12:25 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, at the home of a son in Purdy after a long illness. 

Mrs. Lowery was born Jan. 29, 1908, near Crane. She was a lifelong area resident. She was a homemaker and a member of the Fundamental Methodist Church. 

She married the Rev. Maurice Lowery on Nov. 30, 1930, at Bentonville, Ark. He died Jan. 4, 1986. 

Survivors include two sons, Donald Lowery, Purdy, and Kenneth Lowery, Norman, Okla.; a daughter, Thelma Wormington, Monett; a sister, Maxine King, Verona; a brother, Dale Hilton, Aurora; 13 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett. The Rev. Kevin Hilton and the Rev. Ronnie Howerton will officiate. Burial will be in Calton Cemetery, southeast of Monett. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Contributions may be made to Calton Cemetery, in care of the funeral home. 

Lola Potter 

SENECA, Mo. Lola May June Potter, 67, Rogers, Ark., a former Seneca resident, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, at St. Mary's Hospital, Rogers, after a long illness. 

Mrs. Potter was born June 23, 1929, at Claremore, Okla. She moved to Rogers from Montreal, Mo. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church. 

She married Clarence Potter on Nov. 24, 1948. He survives. 

Additional survivors include four sons, Clarence D. Potter, Grove, Okla., Eugene L. Potter, Noel, Ricky Potter, Rogers, and Patrick B. Potter, Bentonville, Ark.; five daughters, Katherine L. Colvard, Montreal, Ellen Simpson, Blythe, Calif., Rose Warford, Eldon, Tammy Leasure, Montreal, and Polly Ann Paget, Jane; two sisters, Mary Pierce and Dora Buening, both of Neosho; a brother, Wayne Erehart, state of North Carolina; 54 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Swars Prairie Baptist Cemetery, south of Seneca. Harold Reaves, minister, will officiate. 

The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca. 

Leila Rodgers 

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. Leila J. Rodgers, 73, Mount Vernon, died at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1996, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after an illness. 

Mrs. Rodgers was born Nov. 13, 1922, in Mount Vernon. She was a lifetime area resident. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Dover Baptist Church, near Mount Vernon. 

Her husband, Burl Rodgers, died in 1978. 

Survivors include three sons, Leslie Rodgers, Ronald Rodgers and Leon Rodgers, all of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Charlotte Rodgers, Mount Vernon; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lee Cemetery, near Verona, with the Rev. David Regehr officiating. 

Pallbearers will be Bradley Rodgers, Lee Rodgers, Mark Rodgers, Rick Rodgers, Steve Collins, Russell Souza, Richard Chambers and Jay Brashers. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, Mount Vernon. 

Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. 

Oren Smith 

CARTHAGE, Mo. Oren Smith, 93, Carthage, died at 6 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, at a local nursing home after a short illness. 

Mr. Smith was born March 2, 1903, at Coffeyville, Kan. He had lived in Carthage three years, moving from Kansas City. He had been a laborer with General Mills Inc., Kansas City. He was a member of Children's Memorial Lutheran Church, Kansas City. 

He married Sylvia Mann at Nowata, Okla. She died in 1980. 

Survivors include two daughters, Betty J. Yates, Kansas City, and Oneta M. Riley, Carthage; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City. B.J. Ferguson, pastor, will officiate. 

Arrangements are under direction of Ulmer Funeral Home, Carthage. 

Jody Thurman 

GRANBY, Mo. Jody Ann Thurman, 12, 9647 Reindeer Drive, died at 6:26 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a long illness. 

Miss Thurman was born June 6, 1984, at Joplin. She was a lifetime resident of the area. She was a seventh-grader at Anderson Junior High School. She was a basketball player and a member of the Granby Roadrunners 4-H Club. She was a member of the youth group at Splitlog Baptist Church. 

Spears, Granby; her father, Brad Thurman, Lanagan; four brothers, Levi Spears, Anderson, Dusty Spears, Granby, Justin Thurman, Seneca, and Mark Clark, Lanagan; two sisters, Heather Spears, Granby, and Kadie Thurman, Seneca; maternal grandparents, Everett and Renee Gardner, Pineville, and Dusty and Janet Libby, Palacios, Texas; paternal grandparents, Larry and Phyllis Thurman, Lanagan; paternal great-grandmother, Esther Turney, Neosho; and maternal great-grandmothers, Nadine Lueb, Goodman, and Iva Gray, Abilene, Texas. 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. The Rev. Kenji Harrington and the Rev. Dwayne Gardner will officiate. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery, west of Neosho. 

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

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

Robert Walker 

MONETT, Mo. Robert Walker, 69, Monett, died at 3:35 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Mr. Walker was born Feb. 23, 1927, at Sheridan, Ark. He was a Sheridan High School graduate. He served as an Army medical worker during World War II. He later moved to Little Rock, Ark., where he attended junior college. 

He was a fireman for 21 years at Little Rock before moving to Monett, where he worked five years for the city's electric department. He was an electrical inspector for 13 years at Eugene, Ore., before retiring in 1989 and returning to Monett. 

He married Sharlene Sands on Nov. 27, 1953, at Little Rock. She is his only immediate survivor. 

The body is to be cremated. No services are planned. 

Arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. 

Rosalea West 

LOCKWOOD, Mo. Rosalea West, 93, Lockwood, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1996, at her home after an illness. 

Mrs. West was born April 26, 1903, at Miller. She was a homemaker. 

She married Bert West on Oct. 31, 1921, at Mount Vernon. He died March 15, 1980. 

Survivors include a daughter, Ruby McCoig, Aurora; a sister, Inez Boehn, Lockwood; and three grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Lockwood Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Jack Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Lockwood Cemetery. 

Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. 

Wayne Beck 

CHETOPA, Kan. Wayne Everett Beck, 77, Chetopa route 1, died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Mr. Beck was born Jan. 13, 1919, in rural Chetopa. He was a retired farmer. 

Survivors include a brother, Clifford Beck, Chetopa; and a sister, Nadiene Mayfield, Chetopa. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fairview Cemetery, east of Chetopa. The Rev. Ron Frazier will officiate. 

Arrangements are under direction of Bath Funeral Home, Chetopa. 

Georgia Kline 

CRESTLINE, Kan. Georgia Mae Kline, 73, Crestline, died at 2 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, Mo., after a short illness. 

Mrs. Kline was born June 22, 1923, in the Belle Center community, west of Joplin. She was a lifetime area resident. She was a homemaker. 

She married Melvin ``Pete'' Kline on Feb. 26, 1941, at Joplin. He died March 9, 1996. 

Survivors include a daughter, Anna Kline, of the home; and two sisters, Mary Griffith, Galena route 1, and Florence Darnell, Crestline. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wirtonia Cemetery, Crestline. The Rev. Paul Duncan will officiate. 

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

Virgil Crow 

MIAMI, Okla. Virgil Lewis Crow, 84, 626 B St. S.E., died at 1:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, at Baptist Regional Health Center after a long illness. 

Mr. Crow was born July 17, 1912, at Wyandotte. He lived most of his life in the Miami area. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired employee of the former B.F. Goodrich plant in Miami. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Miami. 

Survivors include his wife, the former Charlotte Mott Boyd; a daughter, Donna Dickins, Springdale, Ark.; two sons, Jim Crow, Rogers, Ark., and Bobby Crow, Springfield, Mo.; a stepson, Mike Rumner, St. Louis, Mo.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements are pending with Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami. 

Dan Lowery 

MIAMI, Okla. Dan Lowery, 65, 453 G St. N.W., died at 6:58 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1996, at Baptist Regional Health Center after an illness. 

Mr. Lowery was born Oct. 1, 1931, at Tahlequah, Okla. He moved to the area from the state of New York, and he had lived in the Miami area since 1986. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. He was a heavy equipment operator for Steve J. Nesbitt Orchard Co. He was a member of Rocky Ford Baptist Church, Tahlequah. 

He married Vera Lancaster on Nov. 17, 1992, at Bentonville, Ark. She survives. 

Also surviving are a brother, Roy Lowery, address unavailable; and four sisters, Dorothy Foster, Coleta Fisher, Jenett Barehill and Vinita Aderley, all of Tahlequah. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami, with the Rev. Carol Holden officiating. Burial will be in GAR Cemetery, Miami. Indian graveside rites will be conducted by Chief Leaford Bearskin. 

Pallbearers will be Jerry Manning, Francis Wilmoth, Freddie Cobbs, Don Rogers, Webb Hallett and Tom Deal. 

Merle McKinley 

JAY, Okla. Merle Von McKinley, 70, Jay, died at 5 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, at Grove General Hospital, Grove, after a long illness. 

Mr. McKinley was born Aug. 3, 1926, at Sharon Springs, Kan. He moved to Jay from Kansas. He retired in 1985 as owner and operator ofMcKinley Construction, Jay. He was of the Pentecostal faith. 

He married Shirley Poe on Sept. 17, 1982, at Miami. She survives. 

Additional survivors include two sons, Ervin McKinley, Grove, and Earl Von McKinley, Jay; a daughter, Aldena Chamra, Noel, Mo.; two stepsons, Randy Poe, Fairview, Mo. and Scott Poe, Jane, Mo.; two stepdaughters, Rhonda Poe, Jay, and Debra Poe, Galena, Mo.; three sisters, Ruby Denny, Maysville, Ark., Amy Morgan, Colcord, and Eunice Johnson, Inola; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Hermon Church, Jay. The Rev. Jack Shaffer will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hermon Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Jarris McKinley, Kerin Sammons, Dawn McKinley, Donald McKinley, Jim Chamra and Greg Lett. 

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Hinderliter-Woodard Funeral Home, Jay. 

Harold Mullin 

AFTON, Okla. Services for Harold Ray Mullin, 58, Afton, who died Wednesday, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Jim Thomas Funeral Home, Afton. 

The Rev. David McCord will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Afton. Military rites will be conducted by members of the Northeast Oklahoma Veterans Funeral Detail. 

Pallbearers will be Mike Mullin, Billy Mericle, Eric Early, Bill Drake, Henry Don Gering, John Gering and Bill Gering. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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