Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Jerry Burden 

Jerry William Burden, 67, Joplin, died at 2:58 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 1996, at a local nursing home after an illness of two months. 

Mr. Burden was born June 1, 1929, at Roseville, Mich. He moved from Michigan to Joplin in 1955. He was a brick mason. 

He was an employee and member of Joplin Eagles Lodge. 

He was a Marine veteran of the Korean War. 

Survivors include a daughter, Wanda Lagay McMann, state of Arizona; two sisters, Valancy Killingback, Orlando, Fla., and Arlene McIntyre, Prudenville, Mich.; three brothers, Emerson Burden, Novigh, Mich., Albert Burden, Taylor, Mich., and Arland Burden, Appoka, Fla.; and two grandchildren. 

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Parker Mortuary, Joplin, with the Rev. Victor Hailey officiating. 

Pallbearers will be Dennis Thurman, Fred Stockam, Dean Hardee, Willie Powell, Jim Wood and Gene House. Members of the Joplin Eagles Lodge will be seated as a group. 

Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Fort Scott (Kan.) National Cemetery. Chaplain Winferd Jent will officiate. 

Charles Reynolds 

Charles Edward Reynolds, 65, 4908 W. 12th St., Wichita, Kan., a former Joplin resident, died at 3:17 p.m. Saturday, Nov., 16, 1996, at Riverside Hospital, Wichita, after a long illness. 

Mr. Reynolds was born Aug. 15, 1931, at Weldon, Texas. He worked as a supervisor for Pepsi-Cola, Wichita, for 35 years. He was of the Christian faith. 

He married Jacqueline Perkins in 1958 at Miami, Okla. She survives. 

Additional survivors include two daughters, Bobbie Cox, Oronogo, and Sandy Lowe, St. Charles; a brother, James Reynolds, Baytown, Texas; two sisters, Dora Moon, Shepherd, Texas, and Sandra Strickland, Houston, Texas; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery mausoleum. Ed Hahn, minister, will officiate. Services are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin. 

Beverly Shore 

Beverly Shore, 77, 2810 Jackson St., Joplin, died at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Shore was born April 21, 1919, at Pittsburg, Kan. She was a three-year resident of Joplin. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. 

Her husband, Bob Shore, died in 1940. 

Survivors include a son, Joe Shore, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; a daughter, Sherry Ann White, Newton, Kan.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

The body may be viewed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. 

The body will be cremated. 

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

Emmitt Brown 

ASBURY, Mo. Emmittstet W. Brown, 66, Asbury, died at 6 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 1996, at his home after a short illness. 

Mr. Brown was born Sept. 15, 1930, at Searcy, Ark. He also had lived in Carthage. 

He was an Army veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. He served 21 years in the Army. 

He worked for the Bank of Ohio, Columbus, Ohio, until retirement. 

Survivors include three sons, Randall Brown, Round Rock, Texas, Jimmiestet Brown and Tony Brown, both of Louisville, Ky.; a daughter, Dottie Brown, Minneapolis, Minn.; two brothers, John Brown and Carl Brown, both of Asbury; a sister, Verdeanstet McReynolds, Carthage; and nine grandchildren; 

Services will be at 7 p.m. today at Knell Mortuary, Carthage, with minister Boyce Mouton, officiating. Burial will be Wednesday in National Cemetery, Fort Leavenworth, Kan. 

The family will receive friends at 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Juana Caudillo 

PITTSBURG, Kan. JuanaSTET CaudilloSTET, 91, Pittsburg, died at 9:48 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Caudillo was born May 10, 1905, at Silao, GuanajuatoSTET, Mexico. She had lived since 1981 in Pittsburg, moving from LockportSTET, Ill. 

She married John Caudillo in 1954 at Joliet, Ill. He died March 18, 1981. 

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Pittsburg. The Rev. Thomas Stroot will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery, Pittsburg. 

Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Pittsburg, where family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. 

Danny Gabrielson 

WHEATON, Mo. Danny E. Gabrielson, 39, Wheaton, was pronounced dead at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 1996, on a farm north of Wheaton after an apparent suicide. 

Mr. Gabrielson was born Dec. 27, 1956, at Story City, Iowa. He had retired from Hudson Foods due to ill health. 

He married Carol Ann Keck on July 9, 1977, at Story City, Iowa. She survives. 

Additional survivors include two sons, Jared Gabrielson and Jake Gabrielson, both of the home; his parents, Clayton and Ruby Gabrielson, Story City,; and a sister, Pam Larson, Ellsworth, Iowa. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at McQueen funeral Home, Wheaton. 

Steve Higgs will officiate. Burial will be in Chitwood Cemetery, south of Wheaton. 

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

Contributions may be made to the family of Danny E. Gabrielson, in care of the funeral home. 

Jewel Greer 

SHELL KNOB, Mo. Jewel Rebecca Greer, 90, Canyon, Texas, a former resident of Shell Knob, died at 11:12 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 1996, at a Texas nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Greer was born Dec. 29, 1905, at Sugerton, Okla. She was raised in the Texas Panhandle. In the late 1960s she came to Shell Knob. She was a former member of Corinth Southern Baptist Church, Cassville. In 1985 she returned to Plainview, Texas, and was a member of Parkview Baptist Church, Plainview. 

She married Jeff Newton Greer on Feb. 2, 1924, at Plainview. He died in 1984. 

Survivors include two sons, Ben Greer, address unknown, and Fred Greer, Plainview; five daughters, Gerri Staples, Reno, Nev., Betty Maddox, Amarillo, Texas, Margarett Reid, Canyon, Texas, Doris Watkins, Spokane, Wash., and Polly Scott, Georgetown, Guavana, South Africa; a sister, Opal Convers, of the state of New Mexico; 16 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville. The Rev. Paul Watson will officiate. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. 

Edna Kendrick 

NEVADA, Mo. Edna Lee Poland Kendrick, 79, Fort Scott, Kan., formerly of the Durham community near Nevada, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 1996, at her home after a sudden illness. 

Mrs. Kendrick was born March 15, 1917, in Vernon County. She had lived in the Durham community all of her life, until moving to Fort Scott in 1994. 

She was a member of Rinehart Christian Church in northwest Vernon County and was a pianist for the church for several years. She was a charter member of Durham Good Neighbor Club. She was a volunteer for Rinehart 4-H Club. 

She married Jack B. Kendrick on June 1, 1935, near the Durham community. He died in 1973. 

Survivors include a daughter, Florence Coffey, Kansas City, Mo.; two sons, Clifford Kendrick, Fort Scott, and John Kendrick, Richards; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Rinehart Christian Church, with the Rev. Gary Reed officiating. Burial will be in Rinehart Cemetery in Vernon County. 

Friends may call until noon today at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. today at the church. 

Contributions may be made to American Heart Association or Rinehart Christian Church Youth Ministry. 

Glenna Land 

WEBB CITY, Mo. Glenna Jean Land, 64, 1915 Anderson Drive, died at 8:45 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 1996, at her home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Land was born Sept. 15, 1932, at Carthage. She had lived in Webb City since 1962, moving from Carthage. She was a 1949 graduate of Carterville High School. She worked as a ward clerk at St. John's Regional Medical Center, retiring in 1995. 

She was a homemaker and beautician, graduating from the School of Cosmetology in Joplin. 

She was a member of Central United Methodist Church, Webb City. 

She married Charles Land on Sept. 2, 1950, at Eureka Springs, Ark. He survives. 

Also surviving are a son, Chuck Land, Webb City; two daughters, Brenda Land, Webb City, and Teresa Webber, Oologah, Okla.; two sisters, Velma Becker, Avilla, and Joyce Cruzan, Carterville; four grandchildren and one foster grandchild. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Central United Methodist Church. The Rev. Tom Shouse will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City. The casket will be closed. 

Pallbearers will be John Buck, Steve McNew, Denny Smith, Ray Holland, John Koon and Dave Collard. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hedge-Lewis Chapel, Webb City. Contributions may be made to St. John's Hospice, in care of the funeral home. 

Bill McKinney 

ANDERSON, Mo. William ``Bill'' McKinney, 74, Anderson, died at 10:10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 1996, at Gravette Medical Center after an illness. 

Mr. McKinney was born Sept. 9, 1922, at Yellow Pine, Texas. He came to McDonald County in 1964, moving from western Kansas. He was a World War II Army veteran and worked in construction for the Cooper communities in Bella Vista, Ark. 

Survivors include three sons, Dustin McKinney, Pineville, Daniel McKinney, Moore, Okla., and Derek McKinney, Jane; two daughters, Jane Harper, Anderson, and Kristi Palmer, Riceville, Tenn.; a brother, Jackie McKinney, San Jose, Calif.; four sisters, Fern Hart, of the state of Washington, Irene Crowley, Houston, Mavis Hess, Peoria, Ill., and Opal Castleman, Houston; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson. Doris Schlessman, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Lanagan Cemetery, Lanagan. 

Virginia Rutledge 

NEOSHO, Mo. Virginia Ruth Rutledge, 74, 15675 Ibex Road, Neosho, died at 1:55 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 1996, at her home after a two-year illness. 

Mrs. Rutledge was born Jan. 30, 1922, at Oklahoma City, Okla. She came to Neosho in October 1965, moving from Oklahoma City. She was a receptionist at Fly By Nite Music Store, Neosho. 

Her husband, George Rutledge, preceded her in death. 

Survivors include a son, Dave Crocker, Neosho; two daughters, Carolyn Winchester and Cindy Burris, both of Neosho; two brothers, Marvin Martin and Frank Rohe, both of the state of Florida; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Rutledge family farm. The Rev. J.C. Harp will officiate. 

The body will be cremated. 

Contributions may be made to Crowder College Foundation Scholarships Endowment Fund for music scholarships. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. 

Edna Wright 

GRANBY, Mo. Edna Wright, 79, Granby, died at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 1996, at her home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Wright was born April 24, 1917, at Neosho. She was a lifelong area resident. She was a licensed practical nurse and worked in several area hospitals, retiring in 1972 from Neosho Seniors Center. 

She married Ed Wright on Nov. 8, 1941. He died July 14, 1992. 

Survivors include a daughter, Luanne Qualls, Stella; and a son, Butch Wright, Granby. 

The body will be cremated. 

No services are planned. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Clark's Funeral Home, Granby. 

Margaret Peterson 

GALENA, Kan. Margaret Elizabeth Peterson, 93, Galena, died at 3:53 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Peterson was born Sept. 14, 1903, at Aurora, Wis. She moved to Joplin, Mo., in 1946, and then to Galena two years later. She was a housewife and attended Park Hill Nazarene Church, Galena. 

She married Charles Peterson on July 8, 1941, at Chicago, Ill. He died Feb. 7, 1977. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Oak Hill Cemetery, Galena. The Rev. Bob King will officiate. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena. 

Margaret Van Gorden 

ARMA, Kan. Margaret Van Gorden, 94, Arma, died at 7:45 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 1996, at a local nursing home after an illness. 

Mrs. Van Gorden was born March 21, 1902, in St. Clair CountySTET, Mo. She had lived five years in Arma, moving from Pittsburg, where she had lived since 1972. She was a homemaker and had worked as a nurse's aide at a Galena nursing home and at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Pittsburg. She was a member of Assembly of God Church, Pittsburg. 

She married Maurice Dunsee in 1918 at Girard. He died in 1937. 

She married Sam Van Gorden in 1950 in the state of Arkansas. He died in 1978. 

Surviving are a daughter, Marcetta Smith, Nashville, Mo.; two stepdaughters, Juanita HyltonSTET, SmithvilleSTET, Mo., and Virginia Perry, Pittsburg; a stepson, Bert Van Gorden, Pittsburg; 10 grandchildren; 18 stepgrandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and 41 great-great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Pittsburg. The Rev. Carl Walker III will officiate. Burial will be in Sheffield Cemetery, Arcadia. 

Friends may call after 1 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. 

Charles Hiner 

WYANDOTTE, Okla. Charles D. Hiner, 70, Wyandotte, died at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 1996, at Grove General Hospital after a long illness. 

Mr. Hiner was born Nov. 21, 1925, at Webb City, Mo. He retired in 1980 after 17 years from the General Motors Assessment Plant, Kansas City, Mo. He was a member of United Auto Workers Union, Kansas City, and worked as a stone mason throughout his career. In 1987 he came to Wyandotte, moving from Independence, Mo. He was a member of Turkey Ford Church, near Grove. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of World War II. 

He married Mary A. Joe in 1946. She died in 1992. 

He married Donna Jones in 1995. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Gary Hiner, Gardner, Kan.; three daughters, Dee Anna Greathouse, Sugar Creek, Mo., Mary Renken, Covington, Texas, and Anna M. Gurber, Lincoln, Neb.; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove. The Rev. Fred Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Carl Junction Cemetery, Carl Junction, Mo. 

Military rites will be conducted by Grove Veterans Ritual Team. 

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

Elsie Hood 

PICHER, Okla. Elsie Brown Hood, 99, Fayetteville, Ark., formerly of Picher, died at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 1996, at City Hospital, Fayetteville, Ark., after an illness. 

Mrs. Hood was born Aug. 22, 1897, in Benton County, Ark. She was a foster grandparent for Wyandotte Indian School, Wyandotte. She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene, Picher, and Royal Neighbors of America. 

Her husband, Tom Hood, died in March 1954. 

Survivors include a daughter, Delores Burnett, Springdale, Ark.; and a granddaughter. 

Services are pending with Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher. 

Helen Luckinbill 

FAIRLAND, Okla. Helen Catherine Luckinbill, 78, 12 E. Connor St., Fairland, died at 8:55 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 1996, in a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Luckinbill was born April 16, 1918, at Centertown, Mo. She moved to Ottawa County in 1928. She was employed briefly at a country club in California. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. 

She married Harrison Galvin Scott on Dec. 1, 1942, at Nowata, Okla. He died in 1982. 

She married Art Luckinbill in September 1991. He died in April 1993. 

Survivors include two brothers, James M. Crutsinger and G.L. Crutsinger, both of McMinnville, Ore.; and four sisters, Florence Pack, Joplin, Mo., Marie Kincade, Marion, Kan., Mary Virginia Weatherby, Ephrata, Wash., and Hazel Garcia, Miranda, Calif. 

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Fairland Cemetery. 

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

James Tate 

GROVE, Okla. Graveside services for James W. Tate, 77, Claremore, formerly of Grove, who died Sunday, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Grove. 

The Rev. Guy Morrow will officiate. 

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

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