Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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John Poe 

John Willard Poe, 32, 3006 W. 15th St., Joplin, died at 7:05 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1996, at Baptist Regional Medical Center, Miami, Okla., of an apparent heart attack. 

Mr. Poe was born Feb. 22, 1964, at Miami. He graduated in 1982 from Miami High School and in 1995 from Missouri Southern State College, Joplin. He had lived in Joplin the past 12 years, moving from Miami. He was the northern district manager for the circulation department of The Joplin Globe. He had also worked for Video Tech in Joplin for several years. 

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Miami. 

Survivors include his mother, Lois L. Poe, Miami; two brothers, Heber Grant Poe Jr., Southwest City, and Steven Poe, Miami; and five sisters, Diane Paster, Richmond, Va., Linda Thomas, Enid, Okla., Susan Marrone, Northport, Ala., Teresa Lenz, Missouri Valley, Iowa, and Mary Noyes, Lake Village, Ark. 

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at GAR Cemetery, Miami. The Rev. Chuck Horton will officiate. 

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

James Badtke 

CARTHAGE, Mo. James Max Badtke, 56, Carthage route 3, died at 3:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 1996, at his home after a short illness. 

Mr. Badtke was born on May 23, 1940, in Los Angeles, Calif. In 1987, he came to Carthage from Hawthorne, Calif. He was a self-employed roofing contractor and an Army veteran. 

He married Frances Loyd on May 23, 1976, at Long Beach, Calif. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a daughter, Lisa Johansen, state of California; a stepdaughter, Toni Gay, Sarcoxie; and a sister, Patricia Rosa, state of California. 

The body was cremated. 

No services are planned. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Weng Funeral Chapel, Jasper. 

Benjamin Derryberry 

ORONOGO, Mo. Benjamin Franklin Derryberry, 77, Oronogo route 1, died at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, at his home after three years of ill health. 

Mr. Derryberry was born Sept. 29, 1919, at Humphrey, Ark. He moved to Webb City from Stuggart, Ark., about seven years ago. He had worked as a rice miller at Stuggart. 

He was a member of Bayou Meto Assembly of God, Humphrey. He was an Army veteran of World War II. 

Survivors include his wife, Josephine Esprivalo Derryberry; a son, Buck Derryberry, Oronogo route 1; two daughters, Gail Boyer, Oronogo route 1, and Shelley Wasson, Fort Smith, Ark.; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 

Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Williams Cemetery, near Stuggart. 

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

Crystal Edwards 

ANDERSON, Mo. Crystal Vance Bennett Edwards, 86, Anderson route 2, died at 1:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 1996, at Freeman Neosho Hospital, Neosho, after a short illness. 

Mrs. Edwards was born Dec. 28, 1909, at Girard, Kan. She and her husband retired to Anderson in 1977 after living in California and several places in Kansas. She had attended what now is Pittsburg (Kan.) State University and taught school in southwest Kansas. She was a member of Anderson First Baptist Church. 

She married Ben Edwards on June 15, 1932, at Girard. He survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Dan Edwards, Anderson; three daughters, Donita Davis, Wichita, Kan., Alice Berdine Chase, Augusta, Kan., and Sally Catlin, Herington, Kan.; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Anderson First Baptist Church. Tom Ellis, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Anderson Cemetery. 

Friends may call after noon today at Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson. 

Contributions may be made to the Anderson First Baptist Church building fund, in care of the funeral home. 

Oda Hall 

MONETT, Mo. Oda Ray Hall, 86, Monett, died at 2:20 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Mr. Hall was born March 20, 1910, in Haley. He was a longtime Monett resident. In 1980 he retired from Friend Tire Co., Monett. He was a member of the Church of Christ, Aurora. 

He married Edith Elliot on June 12, 1937, in Cassville. She survives. 

Additional survivors include two daughters, Marie Gentry, Purdy, and Joyce Shoemaker, Freistatt; two brothers, Glen Hall and Burl Hall, both of Aurora; four sisters, Annie Lester, Jenkins, Arvilla Brock, Cassville, Alta McCurry, Spokane, Wash., and Chloe Hilton, Ukiah, Calif.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Monett IOOF Cemetery, Monett. Roy Lee Crisswell, pastor, will officiate. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett. 

Billy Henderson 

MONETT, Mo. Billy Henderson, 55, Monett, died at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1996, at his home after a long illness. 

Mr. Henderson was born Aug. 17, 1941, in Purdy. He was a lifetime area resident, and graduated in 1959 from Monett High School. He was employed at Efco Window Corp., Monett, and was a member of the Easyville Fundamental Methodist Church, Monett. 

Survivors include a son, Todd Henderson, Monett; a daughter, Elizabeth Jones, Pierce City; his parents, Ralph and Imogene Henderson, Monett; four brothers, Ben Henderson and Greg Henderson, both of Monett, Keith Henderson, Pierce City, and Mike Henderson, Eagle Rock; a sister, Colleen Evans, Monett; and two grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett. The Rev. Arnold Ray Evans and the Rev. Ron Howerton will officiate. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery, southeast of Monett. 

The family will receive friends at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 

Contributions may be made to the Quality Home Care & Hospice of Cassville, in care of the funeral home. 

Courtmon Pennel 

VERONA, Mo. Courtmon Pennel, 88, Verona, died at 10:57 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1996, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a short illness. 

Mr. Pennel was born Oct. 18, 1908, in Verona, and was a lifetime area resident. He was a former teacher, having retired in 1974 from Aurora schools. 

He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Verona, and the Lawrence County, Missouri and national units of the Retired Teachers' Association. He was a charter member and past president of the Verona Lions Club. 

He married Hazel Black on Nov. 5,1934, at Cassville. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a daughter, Sue Grimm, Verona; two brothers, Carl Pennel, Springfield, and Chester Pennel, Joplin; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, Aurora. The Rev. Robert Russell and the Rev. Bob Schneider will officiate. Burial will be in Calton Cemetery, south of Verona. 

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

Contributions may be made to the van fund at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Verona. 

Frances Pierce 

WEBB CITY, Mo. Frances Pierce, 80, Las Vegas, Nev., a former Webb City resident, died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, at a Las Vegas hospital after a long illness. 

Mrs. Pierce was born July 7, 1916, in Taney County, Kan. She moved from Webb City to Las Vegas about 34 years ago. She was a cashier at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas before retiring. She was a Methodist. 

Her husband, Eugene Pierce, died in 1959. 

Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis Day, Las Vegas; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Carterville (Mo.) Cemetery. The Rev. Bob Simon will officiate. 

The casket will be closed. 

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

Mike Ritcheson 

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. Mike Ritcheson, 62, Carl Junction route 1, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1996, at his home after a long illness. 

Mr. Ritcheson was born Feb. 13, 1934, at Knowles, Okla. In 1984, he came to Carl Junction after residing in Diamond. He was a barber and a laborer. He had been employed as a laborer in Phoenix, Ariz. He was a member of the Carl Junction Baptist Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post at Joplin and the Disabled American Veterans. 

He married Donna Little on July 7, 1984, in Carl Junction. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Russell Ritcheson, Kansas City; a stepson, David Colwell, Waco; a daughter, Jennie Larson, Show Low, Ariz.; astepdaughter, Kathy Kimmel, Carl Junction; three brothers, John Ritcheson, Ogden, Utah, Ed Ritcheson, Diamond, and Jack Ritcheson, address unavailable; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin. The Rev. Ted Wilkins will officiate. Burial will be in the Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin. 

Pallbearers will be Philip Brewer, Ted Friel, Paul McCoy, Charlie Clark, Sonny Collings and Glen Wilson. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. 

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

Catherine Tebow 

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. Memorial services for Catherine Elizabeth Wilson Tebow, 90, Mount Vernon, who died Monday, Oct. 7, 1996, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Southwest City (Mo.) Cemetery. 

Billy Tebow will officiate. 

The body was cremated under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, Mount Vernon. 

Additional survivors include a daughter, Jane Dunagin, Gravette, Ark. 

Joseph Fanoele 

COLUMBUS, Kan. Joseph Ken Fanoele, 41, 108 S. Illinois St., Columbus, died at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., after an illness. 

Mr. Fanoele was born Oct. 24, 1955, at Paducah, Ky. He moved to Columbus in 1960. 

He attended the St. Rose Catholic School in Columbus and was a 1972 graduate of Columbus High School. He attended Washburn University, Topeka, and Palm Beach (Fla.) Community College. He was a 1976 graduate of Pittsburg State University, earning a degree in sociology. 

He was employed by Mount Carmel Medical Center, Pittsburg, and St. John's Regional Medical Center. He also worked for a time as a phlebotomist in medical clinics in Tequesta, Fla., before returning to Columbus in 1994. 

He was a licensed emergency medical technician in Kansas and Florida. 

He was a member of the St. Rose Catholic Church, Columbus. 

Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Fanoele, Columbus; and two brothers, Mark Fanoele, Springfield, Mo., and Tom Fanoele, Riverton. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Murdock Funeral Home, Columbus, with the Rev. Chrysostom Ah Maung officiating. Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Columbus. 

The rosary will be said at 7 p.m today at the funeral home. 

Guy Jackman 

BLUEJACKET, Okla. Guy Richard Jackman, 83, Vinita, a former Bluejacket resident, died at 12:20 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 1996, at Craig General Hospital, Vinita, after a short illness. 

Mr. Jackman was born July 13, 1913, at Mound City, Kan. He was a retired farmer and rancher. He was a member of the Baptist church at Bluejacket. 

He married Welva Brown on Oct. 13, 1962, at Miami. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Melvin Jackman, St. George, Kan.; a daughter, Joan Holt, Cape Fair, Mo.; three sisters, Alice Demott, Mound City, Kan., Celia Weller, Wichita, Kan., and Cleta Dixon, Fall River, Kan.; and seven grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Thomas Funeral Home, Welch. The Rev. Harold Neal will officiate. Burial will be in Linnville Cemetery, Mound City.

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