Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Richard Andrews 

NEVADA, Mo. Richard W. Andrews, 29, 404 E. Maple St., died at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a short illness. 

Mr. Andrews was born June 5, 1967, at Los Angeles, Calif. He was raised in Barton County. He was a farm laborer. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nevada. 

Survivors include his wife, Sherry Burnett Andrews; his father, Bob Andrews, Lamar; his mother, Jeanette Jaques, Nevada; his stepfather, James Jaques, Nevada; two sisters, Bobbie Augspurger, Neosho, and Susan Andrews, Joplin; maternal grandmother, Mildred Betterton, Purcell; and maternal grandfather, Junior Franklin Deems, Norfolk, Va. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Weaver Cemetery, northwest of Carthage. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Knell Mortuary, Carthage. 

Carol Daniel 

ANDERSON, Mo. Carol Daniel, 45, Anderson, died at 3:20 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 1996, at Freeman Neosho Hospital, Neosho, after an illness. 

Ms. Daniel was born Aug. 26, 1951, at Wichita, Kan. She lived at Neosho from 1963 to 1993, when she moved to Anderson. She was a waitress at the R&W Grill, Neosho. 

Survivors include her mother, Minnie Arilla Springer, Anderson. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Dice Cemetery, Fairview. The Rev. Jerry Seigle will officiate. 

Arrangements are under direction of Woodard-Freund-Thompson Funeral Home, Neosho. 

Elmer Evans 

LAMAR, Mo. Elmer ``Short'' Evans, 79, 1401 Broadway, died at 2 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 1996, at Barton County Memorial Hospital after a long illness. 

Mr. Evans was born March 17, 1917, at Jerico Springs. He was a lifelong resident of Barton and Cedar counties. He was a farmer and a grain operator for Norris Grain & Seed Co. He served in the Army during World War II. He attended Stoney Point Assembly of God in Dade County. 

He married Hazle Farmer on June 23, 1949, in Lamar. She survives. 

Also surviving are two daughters, Karen Banta, Golden City, and Corrine Boehne, Jerico Springs; two stepsons, Clifford Achord, Montgomery City, and Marvin Achord, Davie, Fla.; four grandsons; and three stepgrandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lohmeyer-Konantz Funeral home, Lamar. The Rev. Brian Garfield will officiate. Burial in Greenfield Cemetery, Jerico Springs. 

Pallbearers will be Teal Baslee, Jonny McArthur, Gail Lawrence, Roger Boehne, Edward Banta and Freddie Armstrong. 

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

Contributions may be made to the Full Gospel Church, Lamar, in care of the funeral home. 

Robert McConnell 

CARTHAGE, Mo. Robert B. McConnell, 81, Carthage, died at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 1996, at McCune-Brooks Hospital, Carthage, after a long illness. 

Mr. McConnell was born Jan. 23, 1915, at Jasper. He graduated from Jasper High School in 1933. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was an insurance agent for 50 years, working in Southwest Missouri for Victory Life Insurance Co., Topeka, Kan. He was a member, deacon and elder of the First Assembly of God Church, Carthage, and he taught Sunday school for 40 years. He was a member and state chaplain of the Gideons. 

He married Lois B. Cline on April 18, 1934, at Joplin. She died Sept. 1, 1996. 

Survivors include two sons, Robert D. McConnell, Carthage, and Paul McConnell, Joplin; two daughters, Helen Bowser, Whitewater, and Sharon Southern, Grove, Okla.; five brothers, Roy McConnell, Ralph McConnell and Kenneth McConnell, all of Carthage, John McConnell, Lexington, and Denzil McConnell, Russellville, Ark.; two sisters, Lola Personus, Carthage, and Barbara Hill, Adrian; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements are pending with Knell Mortuary, Carthage. 

Contributions may be made to the Gideons or to the First Assembly of God Church, in care of the mortuary. 

Donald Townsend 

WEBB CITY, Mo. Donald W. Townsend, 44, 623 N. Oronogo St., died at 5:20 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 1996, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, after a three-year illness. 

Mr. Townsend was born Jan. 18, 1952, in Webb City. He was a lifetime area resident. He graduated from Webb City High School in 1970. He was a warehouseman for 16 years at the former Fleming Foods Co. plant in Joplin, retiring in 1988 because of ill health. He was a member of the Fleming bowling team. 

He married Peggy Baugher on Sept. 1, 1990, at Joplin. She survives. 

Additional survivors include two brothers, Bill Townsend, Webb City, and Dan Townsend, Carterville; and a sister, Betty Hunt, Webb City. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home, Webb City. The Rev. Charles Edwards will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City. 

Pallbearers will be Greg Edmondson, Bill Townsend, Mike Townsend, Richard Hunt, Bart Addy and Mike Hogan. 

Robert Wilson 

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. Robert A. Wilson, 75, Galena, Mo., a former Lawrence County resident, died at 2:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 1996, at his home after a long illness. 

Mr. Wilson was born Feb. 25, 1921, in Lawrence County. He was a lifetime resident of the area. He was a retired truck driver. He was an Army veteran of World War II. 

He married Florence Hampton in 1940. She died in April 1945. 

Survivors include a sister, Rita Field, Kansas City. 

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at IOOF Cemetery, Mount Vernon. The Rev. Dean Hendricks will officiate. 

Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, Mount Vernon. 

Contributions may be made to the Highway Y Fire Fund, in care of the funeral home. 

Nollie Barker 

GROVE, Okla. Nollie E. Barker, 87, Grove, died at 1:55 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 1996, at Grove General Hospital after a long illness. 

Mr. Barker was born April 16, 1909, at Ripley. He was a retired schoolteacher and had taught many years at Ripley. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Grove. He had owned Barker's Edgewater Marina, Grove. 

He married Dessie Patterson on Sept. 31, 1931, at Guthrie. She survives. 

Also surviving is a son, Tommy Barker, Grove. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church, Grove. Bob Lyttle and Marvin Tunnell, ministers, will officiate. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery, Cushing. 

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hinderliter-Woodard Funeral Chapel, Grove. 

Betty Kyser 

MIAMI, Okla. Services for Betty L. Kyser, 71, 1528 B St. N.W., who died Thursday, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami. 

Elder Jappie Roberson and Elder Wayne Kirk will officiate. Burial will be in GAR Cemetery, Miami. 

Pallbearers will be Robert Kyser, Mike West, Paul Keefer, Robert Wallace Jr., Bobby Carder and Joe D. Rook. 

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

Contributions may be made to the Miami Regional Dialysis Center, in care of the funeral home. 

Teddy Macy Jr. 

FAIRLAND, Okla. Teddy Eugene Macy Jr., 41, 611 W. Church St., died at 9:37 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 1996, at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, of injuries he sustained in a traffic accident west of Wyandotte. 

Mr. Macy was born July 7, 1955, at Miami. He lived most of his life in the Miami and Fairland area. He worked for the Miami Co-operative for 24 years. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, Miami. 

Surviving are two sons, Dusten Eugene Macy and Jermey Wayne Macy, both of Modesto, Calif.; a daughter, Misty Joy Macy, Tulsa; his mother, Norma Lee Macy, Miami; a sister, Linda Kay Birch, Tulsa; grandmother and stepgrandfather, Ellen and Lonnie Neel, Miami; and a grandson. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami. The Rev. Carol Holden will officiate. Burial will be in GAR Cemetery, Miami. 

Pallbearers will be Larry Martin, Oreland Reece, Gary Mayfield, Randy Mercer, Marvin Griggs and Ed Meyer. 

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

Lorene Scissel 

MIAMI, Okla. Lorene Christine Martin Scissel, 65, Cherryvale, Kan., route 1, a former resident of Miami, died at 10:04 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 1996, at her home after an illness. 

Mrs. Scissel was born Oct. 24, 1931, at Robinson, Ark. She moved to Cherryvale in 1979 from Fairland. She also had lived in Afton and Miami. She worked at Parsons (Kan.) State Hospital, retiring in 1991. She was a member of Lake Center Baptist Church, near Afton. 

She married Bob Scissel on May 11, 1979, in Miami. He survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Dallas Martin, Chetopa, Kan.; a daughter, Leona Eicenga, Villa Park, Ill.; a stepson, Charles Martin, Tulsa; a stepdaughter, Carol Chrismon, Sand Springs; a sister, Betty Ketcher, Miami; six grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren. 

Arrangements are pending with Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami. 

Contributions may be made to the building fund at the First Baptist Church, Chetopa, Kan. 

Pleas Garner 

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. Pleas Garner, 87, Mount Vernon, died at 9:13 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 1996, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a long illness. 

Mr. Garner was born March 23, 1909, in Mount Vernon. He was a lifelong area resident. He was a retired farmer. 

He married Hazel Starbuck on Oct. 11, 1930, in Mount Vernon. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Richard Garner, Mount Vernon; a brother, Henry Garner, Mount Vernon; a sister, Faye Judy, Mount Vernon; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home, Miller. The Rev. Bruce Rinker will officiate. Burial will be in Summit Cemetery, southeast of Miller. 

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

Vernon Hoenshell 

LAMAR, Mo. Vernon E. Hoenshell, 79, 109 West 17th St., died at 1:35 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 1996, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, after a long illness. 

Mr. Hoenshell was born April 15, 1917, in Lawrence County. He had worked at Borden Milk Co., Selvey's Home Furnishings and Selvey Funeral Service, all in Jasper. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Jasper. 

He married Nadine Jones on June 2, 1937, at Cassville. She died May 4, 1959. 

He married Gloria Williams on April 25, 1966, at Jasper. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, William Hoenshell, Rye, Colo.; a daughter, Vernadine Poindexter, Carthage; his stepmother, Grace Hoenshell, Jasper; a brother, Charles Hoenshell, Grabois Mills; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements are pending with Weng Funeral Chapel, Jasper. 

James Keithly 

NEVADA, Mo. James Leo Keithly, 91, Nevada, died at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 1996, at his home after a long illness. 

Mr. Keithly was born March 31, 1905, in Vernon County. He lived most of his life in Nevada. He had farmed and was a coal miner. He worked more than 40 years with the W.F. Norman Co. plant at Nevada, retiring at age 70. 

He was a member of First Baptist Church, Nevada. 

He married Helen Thompson on June 1, 1925. She died June 6, 1982. 

Survivors include a brother, W. Garland Keithly, Nevada; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Moore Cemetery, Nevada. The Rev. William Cox will officiate. 

Friends may call after 9 a.m. today at Milster Funeral Home, Nevada. 

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

Robert McConnell 

CARTHAGE, Mo. Services for Robert B. McConnell, 81, Carthage, who died Saturday, will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at First Assembly of God Church, Carthage. 

The Rev. Jimmie Hinson will officiate. Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Carthage. 

Gideons will be seated as a group. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Knell Mortuary, Carthage. 

Tom Shelton 

GREENFIELD, Mo. Thomas Randolph ``Tom'' Shelton, 86, Greenfield, died at 7:35 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 1996, at a local nursing home after a short illness. 

Mr. Shelton was born Oct. 7, 1910, in Dade County. He was a retired store keeper and co-owner of the Pilgrim Store, south of Greenfield. He was a member of Antioch Christian Church, south of Greenfield. 

Survivors include a sister, Miriam Jarrett, Greenfield; a brother, James Shelton, Bolivar; a stepsister, Marie Friar, Miller; and a stepbrother, John Jones, Everton. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Greenfield Funeral Chapel, Greenfield. The Rev. Harold Mays will officiate. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery, south of Greenfield. 

Contributions may be made to the Dade County Nursing Home, Greenfield, or to a charity of the donor's choice. 

Geral Brown 

WYANDOTTE, Okla. Geral Brown, 78, Wyandotte route 2, died at 3:08 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 1996, at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, after suffering an apparent heart attack. 

Mr. Brown was born Oct. 13, 1918, in Wyandotte. He was a lifetime resident. He was a retired farmer and stockman. He was an Army veteran of World War II. 

He married Ruby Wheeler on Dec. 14, 1978, at Miami. She survives. 

Additional survivors include four sons, Claude E. Brown and David L. Brown, both of Miami, Lonnie G. Brown, Wyandotte, and Don R. Brown, Broken Arrow; two daughters, Mary F. Cates, Hood River, Ore., and Lois Joan Hinds, Kansas City, Mo.; a stepson, Charles Wheeler, Fairland; three stepdaughters, Pat Holderfield and Tammie Croff, both of Commerce, and Joycelyn Harrison, Miami; a brother, Logan Brown, Fairland; two sisters, Wilva Jackman, Bonita, Kan., and Luella Merit, Fairland; 22 grandchildren; and 14 stepgrandchildren. 

Arrangements are pending with Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami. 

Christina Piercefield 

MIAMI, Okla. Christina Mae Piercefield, 84, 1031 16th St. N.E., died at 10:58 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 1996, at a nursing home in Lowell, Kan., after a long illness. 

Mrs. Piercefield was born Feb. 15, 1912, at Joplin, Mo. She lived a short time in Pasadena, Texas. She moved to Miami from Joplin in 1978. 

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Miami. 

She married Preston H. Piercefield on Dec. 31, 1932, at Quapaw. He died in December 1993. 

Survivors include a sister, Anna Reno Tadych, Joplin. 

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Miami. The Rev. Leo Schrader will officiate. Burial will be in Glen Abbey Memorial Gardens, Miami. 

Pallbearers will be Carl Morton Sr., Carl Morton Jr., Kevin Munson, Joe Munson, Larry Munson and Charles Piercefield. 

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

Lorene Scissel 

MIAMI, Okla. Graveside services for Lorene Christine Martin Scissel, 65, Cherryvale, Kan., route 1, a former Miami resident who died Friday, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Fairland Cemetery, Fairland. 

The Rev. Dallas Martin will officiate. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami. 

Contributions may be made to the building fund at First Baptist Church, Chetopa, Kan.

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