Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Oscar Boehne 

LOCKWOOD, Mo. Oscar C. Boehne, 89, Lockwood, died at 3:35 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, at a nursing home in Lockwood after a long illness. 

Mr. Boehne was born Nov. 4, 1906, in Lockwood. He was a retired farmer and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lockwood. 

He married Gladys Brown on Aug. 10, 1957, in Lockwood. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a stepdaughter, Judith Ann Dellinger, Valley Center, Kan.; a sister, Olga Vaughn, Lockwood; and two stepgrandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Gary Griffin will officiate. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Lockwood Funeral Chapel. 

Contributions may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church or to a charity of the donor's choice. 

David Boswell 

SARCOXIE, Mo. David Ralph Boswell, 86, Sarcoxie route 1, died at 8:20 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, at his home after an illness. 

Mr. Boswell was born June 13, 1910, at Pierce City. He was a lifetime resident of the Sarcoxie and Pierce City areas. He worked at Vickers Inc., Joplin, until retiring in 1972. He was a member of Reeds (Mo.) Baptist Church. 

He married Pauline McDonald on June 12, 1931, in Sarcoxie. She survives. 

Additional survivors include five sons, David Boswell, Ronnie Boswell, Gary Boswell and Michael Boswell, all of Sarcoxie, and Darrell Boswell, Carthage; two daughters, Kathleen Greenwood, Carthage, and Janice Burgess, Eagle Rock; a brother, Jack Boswell, Carthage; a sister, Dorothy Cowan, Carthage; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Reeds Baptist Church. The Rev. Floyd Weston will officiate. Burial will be in Sarcoxie Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Housh Funeral Home, Sarcoxie. 

Pallbearers will be Donovan Edwards, Kevin Boswell, David Turner, Sean Boswell, Jeffrey Greenwood and Dustin Boswell. 

Paul Crumpton 

NEOSHO, Mo. Paul R. Crumpton, 79, 619 Pearl St., died at 6 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, at his home after a six-month illness. 

Mr. Crumpton was born Oct. 3, 1917, at Milford, Texas. He was a construction worker for Operating Engineers, San Francisco, retiring in 1973. He moved to Neosho in 1973 from Fremont, Calif. He did construction work in the Neosho area, retiring in 1980. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, serving from July 1939 to November 1945. 

He married Pearl V. Meyer on Sept. 5, 1947, at Chicago, Ill. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, William Crumpton, Granby; three daughters, Deborah Rottmann, San Lorenzo, Calif., Mary Carry, Tucson, Ariz., and Rebecca ``Beckie'' Crumpton, Neosho; a brother, Troy Crumpton, Austin, Texas; three sisters, Elizabeth Howard, Somerville, Texas, Ellen Potter, Milford, Texas, and Helen Warren, Frost, Texas; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

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

Arrangements are under direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. 

Riley Hackler 

LAMAR, Mo. Riley Landon Hackler, 84, 374 N. Route F, died at 2:35 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a short illness. 

Mr. Hackler was born Dec. 13, 1911, at London Smoke, near Buffalo. He had lived in Lamar since 1965, moving from California. He was a farmer and dairyman. He was a member of Newport Southern Baptist Church, east of Lamar. 

He married Doris Thomas on June 13, 1936, at Rock Port. She survives. 

Other survivors include a son, Landon Hackler, Lamar; two daughters, Sonya West, Dana Point, Calif., and Arnona Hackler, Lamar; a brother, Mack Bradley, Buffalo; three sisters, Willa Bradley, Independence, and Wilma Jarret and Dolly George, both of Springfield; four grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lohmeyer-Konantz Funeral Home, Lamar, with the Rev. Lonnie Pennell officiating. Burial will be in Newport Cemetery, east of Lamar. 

Pallbearers will be Scott Thomas, Richard Thomas, Orval Morey, William Perkins and Landon Hackler. 

Visitation will be from 4 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Contributions may be made to the Newport Community Building, in care of the funeral home. 

Gene Ludiker 

NEOSHO, Mo. Eugene ``Gene'' Ludiker, 75, Neosho, died at 3:38 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, at his home after a sudden illness. 

Mr. Ludiker was born Oct. 12, 1921, in McDonald County. He moved to Neosho in 1993 from Grove, Okla. He retired from La-Z-Boy Midwest, Neosho, where he was a maintenance foreman. He served in the infantry during World War II. He attended Neosho United Methodist Church. He was a Mason and was active in Neosho area bowling leagues. 

He married Maxine Keeler on June 8, 1940, at Joplin. She died Dec. 4, 1993. 

He married Christine Sreaves Dobbs on Jan. 20, 1995. She survives. 

Additional survivors include three sons, Larry Ludiker, Neosho, Gale Ludiker, Goodman, and Jerry Ludiker, West Palm Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Sharon Jones, Neosho; two stepsons, Bill Dobbs, Neosho, and Bob Dobbs, Springfield; a sister, Betty Stanley, Miami, Okla.; seven grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. The Rev. J.C. Harp will officiate. Burial will be in Banner Cemetery, west of Goodman. 

Pallbearers will be Randy Ludiker, Allan Ludiker, Justin Jones, Tim Booyer, John Noirfalise and Gary Keeler. 

The body may be viewed after 9 a.m. today and from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with a Masonic service to follow. 

Contributions may be made to Neosho United Methodist Church. 

Eurma Roberts 

NEOSHO, Mo. Eurma H. Roberts, 82, Adrian, formerly of Neosho, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1996, at her daughter's home in Adrian after an illness. 

Mrs. Roberts was born Sept. 22, 1914, at Racine. She graduated from high school in Neosho and then moved to Glendale, Calif., where she worked at a lemon packing house. She returned in 1937 to Neosho, where she was a farm wife and homemaker. She worked at the Neosho Daily News in the 1950s and 1960s. She moved to Adrian in 1987. 

She was a member of Racine Baptist Church; Northside Baptist Church, Neosho; and the United Methodist Church, Adrian. She was a former member of the Parent-Teacher Association. 

She married Howard James Roberts on Dec. 2, 1933. He died in 1981. 

Survivors include a son, Darrel Roberts, Mobile, Ala.; a daughter, Judy Ball, Adrian; a brother, Donald William Crawford, Fairview Heights, Ill.; and three grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the United Methodist Church, Adrian. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery, Neosho. 

Contributions may be made to Bates County Health Center Hospice or to the United Methodist Church at Adrian, in care of Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler. 

Ted Testerman 

CARTERVILLE, Mo. Ted Testerman, 90, 135 E. Hall St., died at 7:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, at a nursing home in Carthage after a long illness. 

Mr. Testerman was born Jan. 29, 1906, in the Tipton Ford community in Newton County. He moved to Carterville in 1925. He retired in 1968 as produce manager of the Safeway grocery store in Webb City. He was a former Carterville city councilman and street commissioner. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Carterville. 

His wife, Ruby Reed Testerman, died Oct. 12, 1995. 

Survivors include a son, Don Testerman, Webb City; three sisters, Erma Shuey, Denver, Pauline Blandin, Augusta, Kan., and Lucille Conway, Los Angeles, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Carterville Cemetery. Calvin St. Clair, minister, will officiate. 

Arrangements are under direction of Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home, Webb City. 

Freda Doss 

Freda I. Woods Doss, 69, Joplin, died at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, at the home of her son, David Doss, 2027 Virginia Ave., after a long illness. 

Mrs. Doss was born Feb. 22, 1927, in Joplin. She was a lifelong Joplin resident. She worked nine years as a waitress at Wilder's restaurant. She later worked 28 years for LaBarge Electronics. She retired in 1989. She was a member of West 20th Street Christian Church. 

She married Kenneth I. Doss on June 9, 1944, at Walla Walla, Wash. He died Jan. 25, 1992. 

Survivors include three other sons, Leonard Doss and Fred Doss, both of Joplin, and Denny Doss, Oklahoma City, Okla.; a daughter, Judy McDaniel, Ozark; five sisters, Betty Johnson, Lone Star, Texas, Rose Macy, Mackie Aiken and Nadine Bennett, all of Joplin, and Katheryn Ford, Wellington, Kan.; three brothers, Earl Woods, Vancouver, Wash., and James Woods and Marion Schwartz, both of Joplin; and 12 grandchildren. 

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at College Heights Christian Church. The Rev. Charlie King will officiate. Burial will be in Osborne Memorial Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Mark Clinkenbeard, Eddie McDaniel, Michael McDaniel, David Doss, Kevin Doss, Adam Doss, Darrell Doss and Leonard Doss. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Parker Mortuary. 

Contributions may be made to Hospice Home Care, in care of St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin. 

Juanita Provins 

Juanita Provins, 81, Springfield, formerly of Joplin, died at 6:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, at a Springfield nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Provins was born Sept. 1, 1915, at Big Cabin, Okla. She moved to Joplin from Sarcoxie in 1954. She had lived in Springfield since November 1983. 

She was a homemaker. She had been a member of Royal Heights Methodist Church. 

She married Herald Provins on Dec. 14, 1935, in Joplin. He died Feb. 19, 1985. 

Survivors include two daughters, Sheila Sloan and Shirley Reynolds, both of Springfield; a sister, Barbara Allan, Joplin; three grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary, Joplin. The Rev. Fred Royer will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin. 

Friends may call after 9 a.m. Monday at the mortuary, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday. 

Contributions may be made to Mercy Villa Care Fund, in care of St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. 

Herman Simpson 

Herman Simpson, 87, 210 Pearl Ave., died at 5:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Mr. Simpson was born Dec. 15, 1908, at Springfield, Ohio. He moved to the Joplin area about 20 years ago. He had been a carpenter. 

There are no immediate survivors. 

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. Randy Wilson, minister, will officiate. 

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

Loyd Hoover 

NEVADA, Mo. Loyd L. Hoover, 83, Nevada, died Saturday morning, Nov. 2, 1996, at a local nursing home after a short illness. 

Mr. Hoover was born March 14, 1913, at Walker. He attended Badger School at rural Vernon County. He served from 1942 to 1945 in the Army during World War II. He was in Company D in the 27th Regiment of the 25th Division. He served from Guadalcanal to the Philippines. He farmed in the Walker area and then owned and operated Hoover's Blacksmith & Welding for more than 40 years. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Eagles and American Legion, all of Nevada. He was a former member of the Elks. 

He married Naomi Hubbard on Dec. 21, 1946, at Crawford County, Kan. She survives. 

Also surviving are two daughters, Donna Hereden, Muskogee, Okla., and Sandra Wolf, Nevada; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery, rural Walker. 

Family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where friends may call until 2 p.m. Tuesday. 

Mary Patrick 

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. Mary Grace Curnow Patrick, 84, 319 Fairway Drive, died at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, at the home of a granddaughter in Carl Junction after a long illness. 

Mrs. Patrick was born June 20, 1912, at Caldwell. She was graduated from Kidder Teacher College and received a bachelor's degree from Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville. 

She was a schoolteacher for more than 40 years. She retired in 1974 from the Breckenridge, Mo., School District. She had taught English and special-education courses. 

She moved to the Joplin area about nine years ago from Breckenridge. 

She was a member of United Methodist Church and the PEO Sisterhood, both in Breckenridge, and a 56-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Breckenridge. 

She married John M. Patrick on Dec. 26, 1937, at Breckenridge. He died June 30, 1988. 

Survivors include a brother, Walt Curnow, Kansas City; a sister, Philipa Meister, Keokuk, Iowa; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

The body has been cremated. 

Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church, Breckenridge. Burial will be in Weldon Cemetery, near Breckenridge. 

Contributions may be made to the Breckenridge School Library Fund, in care of Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin. 

The family will be at the home of a granddaughter, Michelle Testman, 319 Fairway Drive, Carl Junction. 

Leo Santee 

CARTHAGE, Mo. Leo Edward ``Ed'' Santee, 76, Kansas City, died at 2:20 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, at Trinity Lutheran Hospital, Kansas City, of an illness. Surviving is a daughter, Glenita Browning, of Carthage. 

Mr. Santee was born April 14, 1920, at St. Marys, Kan. He was graduated from St. Marys High School and moved to Tipton, Kan. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the 13th Army Air Corps in the South Pacific. He worked for Standard Oil at Tipton. He moved in 1959 to Kansas City, where he worked for John Hancock Insurance until he retired. He was a member of Knights of Columbus. 

He married Mathilda M. Konzem on Oct. 13, 1941, at Tipton. She survives. 

Also surviving are an additional daughter, Julia Seck, Kansas City; four sons, Steve Santee and Greg Santee, both of Kansas City, Earl Santee, Overland Park, Kan., and Keith Santee, Fairfax, Va.; four sisters, Marie Santee and Louise Santee, both of Kansas City, Sister Juliana Santee, S.S. of Los Angeles, Calif., and Catherine Morris, Phoenix, Ariz.; a brother, Milton Santee, Kansas City; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 

Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Xavier Church, Kansas City. Entombment will be in All Saints Mausoleum at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kansas City. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Muehlebach Funeral Home, Kansas City, where rosary will be said at 7 p.m. 

Bertha Six 

CARTHAGE, Mo. Bertha M. Six, 91, Carthage, died at 7:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Six was born Sept. 28, 1905, in the state of Oklahoma. Her family moved to Reeds in 1910. She had lived in Carthage since 1942. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church, Carthage. 

She married Joseph C. Six on Jan. 29, 1926, in Carthage. He died Sept. 8, 1972. 

Survivors include a daughter, Lela Six, Carthage. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Park Cemetery, Carthage. The Rev. Jerry McClure will officiate. 

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Knell Mortuary, Carthage. 

Carl Thompson 

ANDERSON, Mo. Carl Henry R. Thompson, 75, Anderson, died at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, at his home after an apparent heart attack. 

Mr. Thompson was born Jan. 11, 1921, at Velva, N.D. He was a member of Tri-City Community Church, Pineville. 

He was graduated from high school in Kalispell, Mont. He moved to Vancouver, Wash., and worked in the ship building industry during World War II. 

He lived in McDonald County for the past 42 years and worked in the chicken processing industry until he retired. 

Survivors include a brother, the Rev. C.C. Thompson, Pineville; three sisters, Viola Flory, Stella, Naomi Benningfield, Anderson, and Evelyn Simonson, Battleground, Wash. 

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Tri-City Community Church, Pineville, with the Rev. Malcolm Mosby and the Rev. C.C. Thompson officiating. 

Burial will be in Lanagan Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Lee Flory, Larry Clay, Darel Benningfield, Daniel Benningfield, Henry L. Thompson and Carter Flory. 

Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. today at Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. 

Leslie Webster 

WACO, Mo. Leslie Norman Webster, 72, Kansas City, a native of rural Waco, died about 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, at North Kansas City Hospital after a short illness. 

Mr. Webster was born Nov. 13, 1923, near Waco. He was graduated in 1941 from Carl Junction High School. He had lived in Kansas City since 1951. He worked 38 years at Schutte Lumber Co. at Kansas City. He was an Army veteran of World War II who served in Europe. He was a member of Local 1635 Carpenters and Mill Wright at Kansas City. 

He married Maxine Bryant on Jan. 14, 1955, at Kansas City. She survives. 

Also surviving are two daughters, Diana Webster, Kansas City, and Patricia Webster, Shreveport, La.; and a brother, Alvin Webster, Joplin. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Moriah Terrace Park Funeral Home, Kansas City, where visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. 

Polly Arthur 

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. Mina Kathryn ``Polly'' Hausner Arthur, 90, 503 E. 25th St., died at 8:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, at a Lowell nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Arthur was born March 29, 1906, at Metz, Mo. She moved to Baxter Springs from Raytown, Mo., about five years ago. She was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Kansas City, Mo. 

She married Merlin K. Arthur on Jan. 19, 1928, at Olathe. He died Aug. 22, 1996. 

Survivors include a son, Jack W. Arthur, Littleton, Colo.; three daughters, Ruth Chubb, Baxter Springs, Mary Kay Day, Albuquerque, N.M., and Alice McPherson, Columbus; a sister, Ladene O'Hare, Kansas City, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Baxter Springs Cemetery. The Rev. Janet Chubb will officiate. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. 

A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Quaker Hill Manor, Lowell. The Rev. Janet Chubb will officiate. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Abbott Funeral Home, Baxter Springs. 

Contributions may be made to St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Kansas City, or to the patient activity fund at Quaker Hill Manor, Lowell, in care of the funeral home. 

Roseanne Elwinger 

GALENA, Kan. Roseanne Abbey Elwinger, 87, Sun City, Ariz., a Galena native, died at 11:35 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, 1996, at a Sun City nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Elwinger was born Oct. 19, 1909, in Galena. She attended Kansas State University, Manhattan. She moved in 1969 to Sun City from New Jersey. She was a Catholic. 

She married L. Arlin ``Red'' Elwinger on April 11, 1953, at Galena. He died Nov. 17, 1987. 

The body was cremated. 

Private graveside services will be held at a later date at Hill Crest Cemetery, Galena. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Lundberg Mortuary-Golden Door Chapel, Youngtown, Ariz. 

Ralph Sill 

GALENA, Kan. Ralph A. Sill, 59, 400 E. 22nd St., died at 7:42 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., after a long illness. 

Mr. Sill was born Aug. 27, 1937, at Baxter Springs, Kan. He lived most of his life in Galena. He worked several years until 1977 as a self-employed truck driver. He was in the Air Force from 1954 to 1960. 

Surviving are two daughters, Teresa Stidham, Galena, and Tina Carnes, Pea Ridge, Ark.; three brothers, Darrel Sill and Bud Sills, both of Galena, and Ted Sill, El Dorado; seven sisters, Phyllis Wildermood, De Soto, Judy Slimp, Derby, Sharon Williams, Wichita, June Cook and Beverly Dunn, both of Baxter Springs, Doris Taber, Pittsburg, and Gail Ludlum, Biloxi, Miss.; and nine grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena. The Rev. Jeff Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Galena. 

Pallbearers will be Johnny Dunn, Kenny Dunn, Gene Wilson, Doug Sill, Johnny Harris and Darrell Epperson. 

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

Connie Chazell 

PICHER, Okla. Graveside services for Connie Sue Chazell, 53, Tooele, Utah, formerly of Picher, who died Monday, Oct. 27, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Greenlawn Cemetery, northwest of Treece, Kan. The Rev. Michael Rooney will officiate. 

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

Virgil Crow 

MIAMI, Okla. Services for Virgil Lewis Crow, 84, 626 B St. S.E., who died Thursday, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami. 

The Rev. Edwin Thomas will officiate. Burial will be in GAR Cemetery, Miami. 

Pallbearers will be O.C. Rush, Dean Brow, George Dickins, Buck Shot Forrest, Terry Crow, John Weigle and Harold Neal. 

The Northeast Oklahoma Veterans Funeral Detail will conduct graveside military rites. 

The family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Vernon Mann 

WYANDOTTE, Okla. Vernon E. Mann, 82, Wyandotte, died at 7:50 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, at a nursing home in Grove after a long illness. 

Mr. Mann was born Feb. 19, 1914, at Emporia, Kan. He was a heavy-equipment operator who retired in 1968. He moved to Wyandotte from the state of Iowa in 1977. 

Survivors include his wife, Mary Claire Fort Mann; two sons, Kevin D. Mann, Wyandotte, and Jerry Mann, Jasper, Mo.; a daughter, Judy Rouse, Muskogee; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Sycamore Chapel United Methodist Church, Wyandotte. Fred Jones and Diane Irons, ministers, will officiate. Burial will be in Polson Cemetery, Southwest City, Mo. 

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Sycamore Chapel United Methodist Church, Wyandotte. 

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

Bernice Webster 

MIAMI, Okla. Bernice M. Wylie Webster, 86, 2128 Denver Harnar Drive, died at 5:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, after a short illness. 

Mrs. Webster was born April 22, 1910, at McCune, Kan. She was graduated from Pittsburg (Kan.) High School in 1928. She moved to the Miami area in 1938. She was a retired schoolteacher, having taught at schools in Kansas and Oklahoma. She retired in 1972 after teaching 25 years in Miami. 

She was a member of New Hope Christian Church, Miami. 

She married Frank Webster in 1938. He died in 1968. 

Survivors include two brothers, James Paul Wylie, Midwest City, and Edwin Marriott Wylie, Pittsburg. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami. Al Amos, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Glen Abbey Cemetery, Miami. 

Pallbearers will be Bill Christenson, Kim Miller, Ernest Beadle, Bob Langston, Charles Sprinkle and Charles Pendergraft. 

Contributions may be made to New Hope Christian Church, Miami. 

James West 

JAY, Okla. James West, 84, Jay, died at 4 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 1996, at Gravette (Ark.) Hospital after an illness. 

Mr. West was born Jan. 16, 1912, in the state of Arkansas. He moved to Jay about 10 years ago from Tehachapi, Calif. He trained and worked horses when he was young. He was a laborer. He attended Community Chapel-Pentecostal Holiness Church, Jay. 

He married Chloeta Mott on Feb. 1, 1944, at Reno, Nev. She survives. 

Also surviving are a son, Jim West, Jay; a daughter, Joyce West, Clayton; two half brothers, Euliz Williams, Bokchito, and Leander Williams, state of Calif.; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. 

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Beaty Cemetery, near Lincoln, Ark. Tony Besmes, brother, will officiate. 

Pallbearers will be his grandsons Jimmy West, Billy West, Nathan West, David Hostetler, Mike Hostetler, Jackie Bracken and Billy Stout. 

Visitation will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Jay. 

Annie Yankowski 

CARDIN, Okla. Annie De Lois Yankowski, 66, 2250 N. River St., died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, at her home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Yankowski was born April 7, 1930, at Gore. She had lived 50 years at Cardin, where she moved from Tahlequah. She was a homemaker and a member of Assembly of God Church, Quapaw. 

She married Edmond J. Yankowski on Feb. 8, 1971. He survives. 

Also surviving are a daughter, Ellen Kinney, Cardin; a stepdaughter, Lou Ann Barrett, Cardin; two stepsons, Eddie J. Yankowski, Cardin, and Ron Yankowski, Ballwin, Mo.; a sister, Betty Smith, Baxter Springs, Kan.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher. The Rev. Ellen Herren will officiate. 

The body will be cremated after the services.

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