Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Della Morain 

Della I. Morain, 78, Joplin, died at 7:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 1996, at a Joplin nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Morain was born March 15, 1918, in Delaware County, Okla. She formerly lived in Mound Valley, Kan. She was a homemaker and a member of Carl Junction Christian Church. 

She married Eugene Morain on March 13, 1937. He died May 20, 1983. 

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Clymer, Carl Junction, and Norma Brockus, Carrollton, Texas; a son, James Morain, Copan, Okla.; a brother, Albert Smith, Cherryvale, Kan.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Carl Junction Christian Church. Boyce Mouton and Allen Brintnall, ministers, will officiate. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Mound Valley Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be R.B. Kegerries, Dale Gordon, Walter McFerron, Harvey Bacus, Ziden Nutt and Bob Krutsinger. 

The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Simpson Funeral Home, Carl Junction. 

Contributions may be made to Spring River Christian Village, Joplin. 

Essie Williams 

Services for Essie L. Williams, 94, Joplin, who died Wednesday, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Parker Mortuary, Joplin. 

Chet Shaw, minister, will officiate. 

Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin. 

Pallbearers will be Ted Sawyer, Percy Sawyer, Leroy Cleaver, Rick Keller, Emmett Green, and Bill Watson. 

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

Contributions may be made to Villa Heights Christian Church, Joplin. 

Josephine Aylor 

MONETT, Mo. Josephine Aylor, 91, Monett, died at 8:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 1996, at Cox Monett Hospital after a short illness. 

Mrs. Aylor was born May 25, 1905, at Perry. She moved to Monett one year ago to live with a daughter. She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Prairie Baptist Church, near Monroe City. 

Survivors include two daughters, Donna Aylor, Monett, and Betty Meland, Pahrump, Nev.; two sisters, Blanche Rouse, Stoutsville, and Gertrude Pollard, Fulton; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Greenlawn Cemetery, near Monroe City. 

Local arrangements are under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home, Pierce City. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Garner Funeral Home, Monroe City. 

Contributions may be made to Monett Cox Hospital Auxiliary, in care of the Pierce City funeral home. 

Aaron Crumbliss 

NEOSHO, Mo. Aaron W. Crumbliss, 16, 1010 E. McKinney St., died at 6:09 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 1996, at his home from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

The death is being investigated by the Newton County coroner. 

Mr. Crumbliss was born April 28, 1980, at Lockwood. He had lived in the Neosho area most of his life. He was a sophomore at Neosho High School and attended Calvary Baptist Church, Neosho. 

Survivors include his parents, Wayne and Donna Crumbliss, of the home; two sisters, Melissa Crumbliss, Bolivar, and Amy Crumbliss, of the home; and maternal grandparents, Arnold and Lela Burkhart, Seneca. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. The Rev. D.L. Mitchell will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, south of Neosho. 

Pallbearers will be Brandon Matlock, Eric Burns, Aaron Burns, Ty Kittrell, Ron Berry and Randy Berry. 

Buddie Hendrix 

WASHBURN, Mo. Buddie Ernest Hendrix, 85, Washburn, died at 1:31 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 1996, at South Barry County Hospital, Cassville, after a long illness. 

Mr. Hendrix was born Jan. 13, 1911, in Washburn. He was a lifelong area resident. He was a farmer and a member of Prairie Hill Baptist Church, Washburn. 

He married Mildred Irene Henry on Aug. 28, 1930. She survives. 

Additional survivors include six sons, Clifton Hendrix, Ernest Hendrix, Howard Hendrix, Ralph Hendrix, Larry Hendrix and Gary Hendrix, all of Washburn; two daughters, Betty Banks, Cassville, and Sue Hendrix, Rogers, Ark.; six brothers, Virgil Hendrix and Don Hendrix, both of Seligman, William Hendrix, Osa Hendrix and J.D. Hendrix, all of Washburn, and Elmer Hendrix, Cassville; a sister, Flossie Wade, Washburn; 22 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Williamson Funeral Home, Cassville. The Rev. Bill Moseley and the Rev. Hugh Higgs will officiate. Burial will be in King Cemetery, Seligman. 

Pallbearers will be Christopher Bowman, Leonard Hendrix, Rex Hendrix, Robert Hendrix, Curtis Johnson, Cody Ross and Bobby Wilson. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Williamson Funeral Home. 

Ed Kreighbaum 

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. Ed Kreighbaum, 70, 610 Locust St., Carl Junction, died at 6:02 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1996, at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin, after a short illness. 

Mr. Kreighbaum was born Oct. 31, 1926, in Carthage. He was a lifetime area resident and a maintenance engineer at Freeman Hospital. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a merchant marine in World War II. He was a member of Earl J. Bruton Post No. 534, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a past commander of the VFW post. He was a volunteer with VFW bingo nights and was active in local youth athletics programs. He was a Baptist. 

He married Luella Chapman on Dec. 12, 1958, in Carthage. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Eddie Kreighbaum Jr., Carl Junction; a daughter, Edwina Rains, Webb City; two brothers, Clarence Kreighbaum, Joplin, and Lee Kreighbaum, Lamar; two sisters, Delores Still, Carthage, and Ruby Hatton, Wamego, Okla.; and a granddaughter. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin. Bob Simon, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Carl Junction Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be members of the VFW post. 

Marjorie Klaus 

PITTSBURG, Kan. Marjorie M. Klaus, 90, Sioux Falls, S.D., a native of Pittsburg, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1996, at a Sioux Falls nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Klaus was born Jan. 5, 1906, at Pittsburg. She was graduated in 1924 from St. Mary's High School, Pittsburg. She lived from the late 1930s to May 1996 in Miami, Okla. She was a homemaker and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Miami. 

She married Harry C. Klaus on Jan. 1, 1930, at Pittsburg. He died in 1977. 

Surviving are two sons, Harry Klaus, Kennesaw, Ga., and Terry Klaus, Sioux Falls; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 

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

Esther Languille 

WEIR, Kan. Esther Margaret Goble Languille, 88, Mission, Kan., formerly of Weir, died at 11:37 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 1996, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo., after a sudden illness. 

Mrs. Languille was born Aug. 8, 1908, at Weir. She had lived in the Kansas City area for 60 years, moving there from Weir. 

She was a teacher for more than 50 years. She taught in rural areas of Southeast Kansas. She later served as a principal and special reading teacher in the Shawnee Mission School District. She was employed there for 36 years. She received a bachelor's degree and master's degree in education from Pittsburg State University. 

She was a member of the Prairie Baptist Church, Prairie Village, Kan. She also was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Weir, and Delta Kappa Gamma. 

She married A.U. Languille on April 10, 1942, in Kansas City, Mo. He died in 1970. 

Survivors include a son, A.W. Languille, Mission; one daughter, Margaret Ann Hardin, Leawood; one brother, Bill Goble, Tulsa, Okla.; one sister, Mary Kennedy, Pittsburg; three grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at noon today at Hosey Hill Cemetery, Weir. The Rev. Bill Melton will officiate. Friends may call after 11 a.m. today at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Weir. 

Irene Youvan 

PITTSBURG, Kan. Irene M. Youvan, 85, 909 Ohio St., Pittsburg, died at 9:25 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1996, at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Pittsburg, after a two-year illness. 

Mrs. Youvan was born April 26, 1911, in Weir. She was graduated in 1939 from Weir High School. She was a co-owner and cashier at the former Simone's Market, Weir. She had lived in Overland Park and owned and operated a fast food restaurant. She moved to Pittsburg in 1988 from Overland Park. She was a Catholic. 

Her husband, Dio Daily, died in 1939. 

Survivors include a brother, Albert Mike Simone, Pittsburg. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Pittsburg. Father Larry Parker will officiate. Burial will be in St. Bridget's Catholic Cemetery, Scammon. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. 

Contributions may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home. 

Rosa Barnes 

MIAMI, Okla. Rosa Francis Barnes, 84, 205 B St. Northeast, died at 10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after an illness. 

Mrs. Barnes was born Feb. 22, 1912, in Louisiana, Mo. She moved to Miami in 1945 from Newtonia, Mo. She was a homemaker and attended First United Methodist Church, Miami, since 1946. 

She married Paul Edward Barnes in 1934. He died in 1971. 

Survivors include a son, Paul Edward Barnes Jr., Claremore, Okla.; two daughters, Shirley Casteel, Columbus, Miss., and Margaret Wagoner, Miami; a brother, Floyd Kritz, Miami; a sister, Mickey Moore, Miami; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Charles Horton and the Rev. Steve Casteel will officiate. Burial will be in Newtonia Cemetery, Newtonia. 

Grandsons who will serve as pallbearers are Steve Casteel, David Casteel, Kevin Casteel, Mike Barnes, Bryan Wagoner and Chris Wagoner. 

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

Paul Cobbs 

MIAMI, Okla. Paul R. Cobbs, 74, 200 Circle Drive, died at 5:50 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1996, at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin, Mo., after an illness. 

Mr. Cobbs was born Oct. 6, 1922, in Lietchfield, Ky. He moved to Miami in June 1996 from Lafayette, Ind. He was employed at the former Miami Products Co., Miami, in the early 1950s. He was a self-employed painter and sheet metal worker. 

He married Joyce Sherwood on May 14, 1955, in Miami. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Robert L. Cobbs, Indianapolis, Ind.; a stepdaughter, Melanie Dodge, Salina, Okla.; two brothers, Ralph B. Cobbs and Harold Cobbs, Monticello, Ind.; three sisters, Myrl Husky and Mae Etta Carmichael, both of Delphi, Ind., and Katherine Harber, Monticello, Ind.; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami. The Rev. Bill Richey will officiate. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery, northwest of Grove, Okla. 

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

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