Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Mary Jones 

Mary Belle Jones, 90, 201 Northpark Lane, died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Jones was born Sept. 17, 1906, in Osgood. In 1992, she came to Joplin, after living in Picher, Okla., and Commerce, Okla. She was employed by the Bomfield Packing Co., Miami, Okla., for several years. She then became the cook at the Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, for several years, retiring in 1971. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Commerce, past director of the Senior Citizens Center, Commerce, and past president of the Parent Teachers Association, in Picher. 

She married Andrew Jones on May 28, 1921, in Vale, Ore. He died Aug. 15, 1975. 

Survivors include a son, Houston B. Jones, Miami; three daughters, Virginia Frisbie, Joplin, Lois Jean Harryman, Quapaw, Okla., and Rose Alice York, Broken Arrow, Okla.; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher. Bill Richey will officiate. Burial will be in the GAR Cemetery, Miami. 

Pallbearers will be Dennis Frisbie, Randy Harryman, David Harryman, Larry York, Victor York and Tommy Malocsay. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher. 

Robert Ruedi 

Robert Lee Ruedi, 45, Joplin, died at 9:24 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a long illness. 

Mr. Ruedi was born Dec. 2, 1950, in Omaha, Neb. He was raised in Rockville and attended school in Passaic. He had lived in Schell City, Nevada and Carthage before moving to Joplin around 1986. He was a member of the Lutheran Church, Joplin. 

Survivors include his two sisters, Diana Rutledge, Gravois Mills, and Mary Anne Eilts, Belleview, Neb. 

Services were at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 1996, at Hill and Son Funeral Home, Appleton City. Doug Cotter, pastor, officiated. Burial was in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Prairie City. 

Pallbearers were Norvin Scheneker, Everett Bauer, Doug Cotter, Earl Fischer, Marvin Jagels and Gary Rutledge. 

Contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation. 

Albert Severs 

Albert J. ``Al'' Severs, 94, 1324 Wisconsin Ave., died at 8:20 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 1996, at a local nursing home after a short illness. 

Mr. Severs was born March 15, 1902, in Heber Springs, Ark. In 1926, he came to Joplin, moving from Tuckerman, Ark. In 1928, he opened Sever's Barber Shop, Joplin, and operated the business until retiring in 1976. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Joplin. 

Survivors include a son, James Severs, Broken Arrow, Okla.; Aline Brown, Joplin; a stepdaughter, Carol Schmidly, Mount Vernon; a sister, Vida McGhee, Poplar Bluff; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Forest Park Cemetery, Joplin. The Rev. Steve Breon will officiate. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Parker Mortuary, Joplin. 

Contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church. 

Ambrose Tadych 

Services for Ambrose S. Tadych, 86, 2502 Grand Ave., who died Saturday, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Mortuary. 

The Rev. B. W. Harter will officiate. 

Burial will be in Osborne Memorial Cemetery, Joplin. 

Pallbearers will be Carl Richard, Ron Richard, Barry Richard, William Major, Jim Miller, Jim Brown, George Hempen, Glenn Gavin, Jim Willis Jr. andLarry Knoblauch. 

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

Vincent Ashworth 

DUENWEG, Mo. Vincent E. Ashworth, 50, Duenweg, died at 9:23 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, 1996, in the emergency room of St. John's Regional Medical Center after suffering an apparent heart attack at his home. 

Mr. Ashworth was born on Nov. 3, 1946, in Commerce, Okla. He operated a construction company. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He married Karen Taylor on June 7, 1994, in Miami, Okla. She survives. 

Additional survivors include four sons, Vincent Ashworth, Lockwood, and Travis Ashworth, Taylor Ashworth and Bobbie Williams, all of the home; seven daughters, Tiffany Miller, Indianola, Iowa, and Michelle Ashworth, Alexandria Ashworth, Tammy Ashworth, Tina Ashworth, Tierra Ashworth and Misty Ashworth, all of the home; three brothers and one sisters, names and addresses unavailable; and two grandchildren. 

The body is being cremated. 

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Knell Mortuary, Carthage. Richard Brown will officiate. 

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Ashworth Family Fund, in care of First State Bank of Joplin. 

Bob Carlson 

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. Robert ``Bob'' Carlson, 77, Carl Junction route 1, died at 10:20 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, of an apparent heart attack. 

Mr. Carlson was born Dec. 11, 1919, at Carl Junction, where he was a lifetime resident. He was a farmer and a member of New Hope United Methodist Church, northeast of Carl Junction. He also was a member of a Masonic lodge and Carl Junction Alumni Association. He had served as treasurer of the Twin Grove Cemetery Association, rural Carl Junction. He was a Democratic committeeman. 

Surviving are his wife, Maxine Carlson; two sons, Max Carlson, Carthage, and Tom Carlson, Olathe, Kan.; a daughter, Marsha Jensen, Joplin; three sisters, Lucille Cannady, Kansas City, Kan., Margaret Davis, Webb City, and Elizabeth Forsythe, Baxter Springs, Kan.; and six grandchildren. 

Pallbearers will be Ken Bryant, Robert Wolf, Joe Per, Bill Costley, Jeff Wilson, Keith Boore, John Fredrickson and John Larson. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City. The Rev. Mark Stewart and the Rev. Bob Simon will officiate. Burial will be in Carl Junction Cemetery. 

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

Contributions may be made to the Carl Junction Alumni Association or the New Hope United Methodist Church. 

Jack Keller 

LOCKWOOD, Mo. Services for Irvin Grant ``Jack'' Keller, 54, Springfield, formerly of Lockwood, who died Saturday, will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Lockwood United Methodist Church. 

The Rev. Nolan Carrier and the Rev. Roger Steenrod will officiate. Burial will be in Kings Point Cemetery. 

A surviving sister, Fronsie Heflin, lives at Carl Junction. Her address was listed incorrectly in Monday's edition. 

Adriel Martin 

RACINE, Mo. Adriel Dale Martin, 64, Racine, died at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, at his home after a sudden illness. 

Mr. Martin was born July 29, 1932, in Pulaski County, Ark. He was a self-employed in real estate. 

Survivors include his wife, Elaine B. Martin, of the home; five sons, Tony Martin, North Little Rock, Ark., David Martin, Cabot, Ark., Mike Martin and Danny Martin, both of Jacksonville, Ark., and Carroll Martin, Seneca; two daughters, Pamela McDaniel, North Little Rock, and Lori Martin, Racine; a stepdaughter, Lucy Throgmorton, Racine; a brother, Dean Martin, North Little Rock; two sisters, Louise Carmichael, North Little Rock, and Pearl Hammons, Sherwood, Ark.; and 14 grandchildren. 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the First Pentecostal Church, North Little Rock. Burial will be in the Sumner Cemetery, in rural North Little Rock. 

Arrangements are under direction of the North Little Rock Funeral Home, North Little Rock. 

Norman Spangler 

SHELDON, Mo. Norman L. Spangler, 45, Sheldon, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 1996, at his home after a short illness. 

Mr. Spangler was born June 12, 1951, at Harrisonville. He graduated from Harrisonville High School and Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College. He was an electrician, working for Kansas Gas & Electric and Kansas City Power & Light for 17 years. He retired in September because of ill health. 

He served in the Navy from 1969 to 1973, working on navigational systems for fighter aircraft during the Vietnam War. 

He was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church, Lamar. 

Surviving are a son, Travis Caldwell Spangler, Gunn City; a daughter, Sara Elizabeth Spangler, Nevada; two sisters, Donna Leer and Linda Sewell, both of Sheldon; brothers, Donald Edward Spangler, Peculiar, and William Ray Spangler, Gunn City; and his mother, Rita L. Redwine, Gunn City. 

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Liberty Baptist Church. The Rev. Steve Summers will officiate. Burial, under direction of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, will be in Morehead Cemetery, Lamar. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Liberty Baptist Church, Lamar. 

Nettie Morton 

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. Nettie May Morton, 83, 407 S. Florida Ave., Amarillo, Texas, former resident of Baxter Springs, died at 12:50 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, at her home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Morton was born Feb. 11, 1913, at Springdale, Ark. She was a Methodist. 

She married Paul Morton on June 30, 1945. He died April 21, 1995. 

Survivors include a brother, Johnny W. Stockton, Springdale. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Lowell Cemetery, Lowell. 

The Rev. Ed Snyder will officiate. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Derfelt's Baxter Chapel, Baxter Springs. 

Daniel Schooley Jr. 

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. Daniel Schooley Jr., 65, Blue Springs, Mo., a former resident of Baxter Springs, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 1996, at St. Mary's Hospital, Blue Springs, after a sudden heart attack. 

Mr. Schooley was born August 26, 1931, in Newark, N.J. He had lived in Kansas City, Olathe, and Baxter Springs, before moving to Blue Springs. He was a manager for 15 years of the Gaslight Car Wash, Independence, Mo., and previously had been employed with Service Industrial Linen Supply Co. and the Stewart Sand Co. He was a Navy veteran. 

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Schooley, of the home; four sons, Danny Schooley, Baxter Springs, Ronald Schooley, Des Moines, Iowa, Brian Schooley and Brad Schooley, both of Independence; two daughters, Kathy Rogers, Joplin, and Bridget Brunner, Independence; and 10 grandchildren. 

The body has been cremated. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Porter Funeral Home, Kan. 

Contributions may be made to Kidney Foundation, or to the American Diabetes Association. 

Bertha Wallace 

NEVADA, Mo. Bertha Sarah Wallace, 84, Nevada, died Saturday, Nov. 2, in a Nevada nursing home after a short illness. 

Mrs. Wallace was born Jan. 1, 1912, at Nevada. She lived in the Nevada area most of her life. She retired as a laundry worker at Nevada State Hospital. 

She was a member of the Longtime Friendship Club, Disabled American Veterans and the Nevada Senior Citizens. She was a 39-year member of the American Legion, serving as president, secretary, treasurer and historian. 

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Nevada. 

Surviving are a daughter, Billie Jean Simpson, Nevada; two brothers, Walter Oyer, Lantana, Fla., Earl Oyer, Nevada; six grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. The Rev. Melvin Mabra will officiate. Burial will be in Moore Cemetery, Nevada. 

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

Billy Woods 

OSWEGO, Kan. Services for Billy Jack ``B.J.'' Woods, Oswego, who died Friday, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Thomas Funeral Home, Welch, Okla. 

Bill Woods Sr., minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Oswego Cemetery. 

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

Lucille Misenhimer 

MIAMI, Okla. Lucille Misenhimer, 81, 1100 E St. N.E., died at 2:20 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, at Baptist Regional Medical Center, Miami, after a short illness. 

Ms. Misenhimer was born Aug. 20, 1915, at Wyandotte. She was a lifetime area resident. She was a member of First Christian Church, Miami. 

Survivors include a brother, Bill Misenhimer, Canon City, Colo.; and a sister, Betty Piskac, Houston, Texas. 

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at GAR Cemetery, Miami. Leon Weece, minister, will officiate. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami.

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