Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries

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George Bliler

DIAMOND, Mo. - George F. Bliler, 81, Auburn, Wash., formerly of Diamond, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at his home after an illness.

Mr. Bliler was born Dec, 20, 1915, at Diamond. He left Diamond in 1936 and had lived in Washington for 50 years.

He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon, three Overseas Bars and a Philippine Liberation Ribbon.

He worked for Boeing Aircraft Co., Seattle, Wash., and at McChord Air Force Base, Tacoma, Wash. He retired in 1964.

Survivors include two brothers, Ben Bliler, Diamond, and Joe Bliler, Springfield; and a sister, Mary Hartman, Webb City.

The body has been cremated.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Diamond Cemetery, with the Rev. Boyce Mouton officiating.

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

Dorothy Brand

ORONOGO, Mo. - Dorothy Rice Brand, 76, Oronogo, died at 3:45 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997 at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a long illness.

Mrs. Brand was born Aug. 10, 1920 in Ash Grove. She was graduated from Carthage High School in 1938. She received a bachelor's degree in education from Missouri Southern State College and her master's degree in special education from Drury College in Springfield. She was a special education teacher for the Neosho public school system. She was a diagnostician at Joplin Regional Center, Joplin.

She was a member of Nashville United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school. She was a member of Missouri Retired Teachers Association, the PEO, Council for Exceptional Children, and Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.

Survivors include six sons, Peter Brand, Irwin, Texas, Carl Brand, Neosho, Phillip Brand, Carthage, Richard Brand and David Brand, both of Jasper, and Daniel Brand, Purcell; four daughters, Nancy Johnson, Houston, Texas, Elizabeth Conner, Joplin route 3, Barbara Wood and Martha Smith, both of Joplin; a sister, Barbara Zaerr, Jasper; 26 grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Nashville (Mo.) United Methodist Church. The Rev. Mark Stewart will officiate.

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

The body has been donated to medical science at the University of Missouri at Columbia.

Shirley Cook

MONETT, Mo. - Shirley J. Cook, 61, Eureka Springs, Ark., a former Monett resident, died at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, at a Eureka Springs nursing home after a long illness.

Mrs. Cook was born July 11, 1935, in Monett. She had lived in Monett before she moved to Houston, Mo., for two years. She moved to Eureka Springs three years later. She was a homemaker and a member of Liberty United Methodist Church, north of Monett.

Survivors include two sons, Mark Cook, Eureka Springs, and Steve Cook, Monett; a daughter, Leasa Lamb, Houston, Mo.; two sisters, Deane Gholson, Dodge City, Kan., and Ann Barker, Aurora; and five grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Liberty Cemetery, north of Monett. The Rev. Charlie Robinson will officiate.

The casket will be closed at all times.

Arrangements are under the direction of Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett.

Contributions may be made to Liberty United Methodist Church.

Viola Krummel

CARTHAGE, Mo. - Viola Ella Kluhsman Krummel, 86, Carthage, died at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a short illness.

Mrs. Krummel was born Jan. 28, 1911, at Lockwood. She had lived in Carthage for 25 years, where she moved from Lockwood. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Carthage.

She married Paul Kluhsman on Nov. 9, 1930, at Lockwood. He died in 1979. She married Walter Krummel on April 9, 1985, in Carthage. He survives.

Additional survivors include two sons, Merrill Kluhsman, Neosho, and Herbert Kluhsman, Joplin; a daughter, Loretta Herron, Huber Heights, Ohio; two stepsons, Thomas Krummel, Liberty, and Charles Krummel, Carthage; two brothers, Arvel Piepenbrink, Lockwood, and Willis Piepenbrink, Dwight, Ill.; three sisters, Alvena Fischer, Joplin, Elda MacKay and Ada Piepenbrink, both of Springfield; 21 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 11 great- great-grandchildren.

One son preceded her in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Carthage. The Rev. James F. Schnackenberg will officiate. Burial will be in Minert Cemetery, Lockwood.

Contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, in care of the Ulmer Funeral Home.

Elena Pruente

AURORA, Mo. - Elena Ray Pruente, 89, Aurora, formerly of Verona, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, at her home after a short illness.

Mrs. Pruente was born Sept. 1, 1907, in Crane. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a homemaker.

She married Harry Pruente in June 1927 in Verona. He died in March 1977.

Survivors include three sons, Bill Pruente, Oak Lawn, Ill., Jim Pruente, Freeport, Texas, and Charles Pruente, Independence; nine daughters, Anna Pool, Dorothy Provance and Jean Wormington, all of Aurora, Gladys Tesch, Finksbury; Bobbi Emlet and Mary Hunter, both of Kansas City, Norma Wheeler, Independence, Vera Armstrong, Cleveland, Mo., and Nancy Ceiz, Verona; 27 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Sullivan officiating. Burial will be in Spring River Cemetery, Verona.

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

Jack Stotts

SARCOXIE, Mo. - Jack LeRoy Stotts, 77, Sarcoxie, died at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a short illness.

Mr. Stotts was born Dec. 2, 1919, in Sarcoxie and was a lifetime resident. He was graduated in 1939 from Sarcoxie High School. He was a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service from Sept. 1, 1950, until he retired Nov. 13, 1981.

He was a member of Sarcoxie Presbyterian Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

He married Helen Aleshire on April 20, 1947, at Columbus, Kan. She survives.

Additional survivors include two sons, Mike Stotts, Sarcoxie, and Pat Stotts, Carthage; a daughter, Dr. Jackie Joyo, Newport Beach, Calif.; two brothers, Orin ``Bump'' Stotts, Sarcoxie, and Floyd E. Stotts, La Mirada, Calif.; a sister, Lorene Stotts, Sarcoxie; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Arrangements are pending with Housh Funeral Home.

Erma Talbott

LIBERAL, Mo. - Erma M. Talbott, 74, Liberal, died at 6:40 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a short illness.

Mrs. Talbott was born Oct. 25, 1922, at Bronaugh. She was a lifetime resident of Vernon and Barton counties. She owned and operated Liberal MFA Insurance for 18 years.

She attended Liberal Christian Church. She was a 50-year member of MountHope, Chapter No. 160 in Lamar, Friendly Folks Club and was active in rural Liberal civic and church activities.

She married Howard M. Talbott on Feb. 7, 1943, at Columbia. He died May 25, 1987.

Survivors include one son, Ross H. Talbott, Mesquite, Texas; one daughter, Ellen Jean Eckstein, Kerrville, Texas; one brother, Joy Funk, Liberal; and three grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Liberal Christian Church. The Rev. Phil Abbott will officiate. Private family burial will be at Liberal City Cemetery.

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

Arrangements are under the direction of Lohmeyer-Konantz Funeral Home, Lamar.

Contributions may be made to ECHO, St. Louis Christian Home, in care of the funeral home.

Omer Linn

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. - Services for Omer V. Linn, 83, Baxter Springs route 2, who died Tuesday, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher.

Bill Richey will officiate. Burial will be in Baxter Springs Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Scott Linn, Matthew Linn, Jonathan Linn, Jacob Linn, Joshua Linn and Justin Rundell.

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

Irvin Barnes

MIAMI, Okla. - Irvin Jenks Barnes, 60, Belen, N.M., a former Miami resident, died at 3 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, at his home after an illness of several months.

Mr. Barnes was born Nov. 18, 1936, in Miami. He had lived in the Miami and Quapaw area most of his life. He moved to New Mexico nine years ago.

He was retired from the Bureau of Indian Service, having worked in Alaska, Utah, New Mexico and California. He also had worked for the Seneca Indian School at Wyandotte.

He was a member of the Loyal Shawnee and Delaware Indian tribes. He was a member of the Baptist Church and was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Barnes; two sons, Brett Barnes, Miami, and Irvin Barnes Jr., Nome, Alaska; a daughter, Sheila Osborn, Perkins; five brothers, Joe Barnes, Baxter Springs, Kan., David Barnes and Clifford Barnes, both of Quapaw, Michael Barnes, Miami, and Richard Barnes, Picher; a sister, Cleora Scott, Sperry; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher. The Rev. Don Greenfeather will officiate. Burial will be in Lewis Shawnee Cemetery, White Oak.

Indian rites will be conducted by Victoria Daugherty.

Pallbearers will be Charles Wilson, Edward Scott, Bobby Barnes, Bill Barnes, Clifford Barnes Jr., Richard Barnes III and Ben Barnes.

The body will lie in state at the home of Ron and Wink Froman, Cayuga Drive, Quapaw.

Doris Brokaw

FAIRLAND, Okla. - Doris Ann Brokaw, 59, Fairland, died at 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 1997, at a nursing home in Grove after a long illness.

Miss Brokaw was born June 13, 1937, near Tiff City. She lived all of her life in the Fairland area. She was a charter member of Midway Missionary Baptist Church, Fairland.

Survivors include her mother, Stella Brokaw, Fairland; and one sister, Faye Taffner, Fairland.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Ralston Cemetery on Monkey Island. The Rev. J.M. Elmer and the Rev. A.J. Johnson will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove.

Louis Baillargeon

Louis A. Baillargeon, 67, 2031 Pennsylvania Ave., died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at a Joplin nursing home after a short illness.

Mr. Baillargeon was born Nov. 25, 1929, in Canada. He moved from Dover, N.H., to Joplin in 1960. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a Catholic.

Survivors include four daughters, whose names and addresses were unavailable.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Osborne Cemetery. VFW officers will conduct the service. Services are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary.

Bob Chatham

Robert L. ``Bob'' Chatham, 81, Joplin route 6, died at 7:24 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a long illness.

Mr. Chatham was born Sept. 22, 1915, in Joplin, where he was a lifelong resident. He was a carpenter. He owned and operated for three years the Chatham Grocery Store, formerly at 10th Street and Roosevelt Avenue. He was a route salesman for 22 years for Meadow Gold and Beatrice Foods, both of Joplin. He retired in 1972. He was a member of Westside Christian Church.

He married Alene Wyatt on May 19, 1934, at Joplin. She died Aug. 1, 1994.

Surviving are a son, Gary Chatham, Joplin route 6; two daughters, Claudenia Woolever, 1408 South St., and Judy Graham, 1901 Connor Ave.; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A son preceded him in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Westside Christian Church. The Rev. Ron Wade and Gene Hutchcraft, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Osborne Memorial Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Woolever, Mark Woolever, Joseph Leland Woolever, Michael Graham, Matthew Graham and Gary Chatham II.

Family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Parker Mortuary.

Contributions may be made to Westside Christian Church in care of the mortuary.

Emma Perrin dies at 103

Emma M. Perrin, 103, 225 Ozark Ave., died at 6:22 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, at a local nursing home after a short illness.

Mrs. Perrin was born May 24, 1893, at Red Bud, Ill. She had lived since 1950 in Joplin. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Webb City.

She married Peter J. Perrin on July 31, 1913, at St. Louis. He died Oct. 28, 1969.

Surviving are four sons, Frank Perrin, Joplin, Andrew Perrin, Jackson, Robert Perrin, Montgomery City, and Vincent Perrin, Hampton, S.C.; two daughters, Dorothy Chapman, Fresno, Calif., and Grace Abdoo, Pontiac, Mich.; 20 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Damian Boeding will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery.

Great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Rosary will be recited and visitation will begin at 7 p.m. today at Mason-Woodard Mortuary.

Irene Baker

CARTHAGE, Mo. - Irene Mary Baker, 88, Carthage, died at 4:25 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997 at a local nursing home after a long illness.

Mrs. Baker was born Aug. 20, 1908 in Great Bend, Kan. She moved in 1970 to Carthage from Diamond. She retired in 1970 as owner and operator of Irene's Cafe in Diamond. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Carthage.

She married John Frank Baker on June 12, 1938 in Albert, Kan. He preceded her in death on June 3, 1995.

She is survived by a son, Donald Baker, Carthage; a stepson, John F. Baker, Carmichael, Calif.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 9 a.m. today at Ulmer Funeral Home in Carthage. The Rev. James Schnackenberg will officiate. Burial will follow at Park Cemetery, Carthage.

Pallbearers will be Fred Ramm, Howard Samuel, Arthur Herzog, Pete Quade, Clarence Kester and Paul Dieckhoff.

Contributions may be made to the church in care of funeral home.

Madge Bennett

SOUTHWEST CITY, Mo. - Madge Marie DeBolt Bennett, 71, Southwest City, died at 2:50 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, at an Anderson nursing home after an illness.

Mrs. Bennett was born June 21, 1925, at Kellerton, Iowa. She moved to the Southwest City area in 1994 from Amsterdam, Mo. She was a homemaker. She owned Bennett's Bait and Tackle in Amsterdam for 20 years.

Survivors include two sons, William Schoff, Girard, Kan., and Johnny Schoff, Valley Mills, Texas; two daughters, Jacquelyn Provence, Southwest City, and Diana Brock, Waco, Texas; two sisters, Ruth Butler, Newton, Iowa, and Cleo Nelson, Tucson, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson. The Rev. Bob Howard will officiate. Burial will be in Butler Creek Cemetery, Sulphur Springs, Ark.

Pallbearers will be Mike Evans, Dennis Evans, Johnny Schoff, David Forcum, Brad Weyant and Kevin Frazier.

Ava Burnette

WASHBURN, Mo. - Ava I. Steverson Burnette, 85, Washburn, died at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, at a Rogers, Ark., nursing home after a short illness.

Mrs. Burnette was born Dec. 3, 1911, in Barry County.

She moved to Lamar, Colo., in 1945 and returned to Barry County in 1970.

She was a homemaker.

She married Eugene Burnette on Oct. 20, 1945, at Bentonville, Ark. He died on March 9, 1991.

Survivors include a sister, Fern Lewis, Muskogee, Okla.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Williamson Funeral Home, Cassville, with the Rev. Robert Gaddis officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery, Cassville.

Visitation will begin after 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Lucille Davidson

GOODMAN, Mo. - Lucille B. Provost Davidson, 60, Goodman, died at 1:50 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 1996, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, after an illness.

Mrs. Davidson was born Oct. 5, 1936, at New Bedford, Mass. She moved to Goodman in 1973 from La Jolla, Calif. She worked 15 years at the Tyson Foods plant in Neosho. She later worked part-time at schools in Goodman. She was a member of Banner Nazarene Church, Anderson.

She married James E. Davidson on Dec. 11, 1981. He died Nov. 24, 1992.

Survivors include a son, Robert Westgate, East Sandwich, Mass.; three stepsons, James Davidson and Clyde Davidson, both of Goodman, and Allen Davidson, Prescott, Ariz.; two daughters, Betty Malloch, Hyannis, Mass., and Susan Westgate, Marion, Mass.; a brother, Kenneth Provost, Midwest City, Okla.; and 10 grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ozark Funeral Home, Goodman. The Rev. Sam Storkson will officiate. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

The body will be cremated afterward.

Friends may call after noon today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. today.

Contributions may be made to the building fund at Banner Nazarene Church, Anderson, or to the American Cancer Society, both in care of the funeral home.

Ada Myers

EVERTON, Mo. - Ada Myers, 90, Everton, died at 2:38 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, at a Springfield nursing home after an illness.

Mrs. Myers was born Sept. 16, 1906, in Dade County. She was a homemaker and a member of Liberty Baptist Church, east of Greenfield.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Myers.

There are no immediate survivors.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Liberty Cemetery, east of Greenfield. The Rev. Otis Divine will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Greenfield Funeral Chapel.

Contributions may be made to Liberty Baptist Church.

Lorena Sehnert

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. - Lorena Sehnert, 79, Mount Vernon, died at 11:44 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, at Missouri Rehabilitation Center after a short illness.

Mrs. Serhnert was born Dec. 14, 1917, at Springfield. She had lived most of her life in Mount Vernon. She was a ward clerk at the Missouri Rehabilitation Center. She retired in 1981. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Mount Vernon.

Her husband, Sam Ireland, died in 1955.

Her husband, John H. Sehnert, died in 1980.

Surviving are a son, Sam Ireland, Reston, Va.; a stepson, John K. Sehnert, Sarcoxie; a stepdaughter, Janet Downing, Lewisville, Texas; a sister, Pauline Parten, Mount Vernon; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Ed Neimeyer will officiate. Private burial will be in Eastlawn Cemetery, Springfield.

Pallbearers will be Neal Underwood, Bob Woodson, Jerry Wood, Dana Spradling, J.C. Robb and Lee Kern.

There will be no visitation. Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. at Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.

Lyman Selig

NEOSHO, Mo - Lyman L. Selig, 68, 425 E. South St., died at 8:55 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, at his home after a short illness.

Mr. Selig was born Aug. 22, 1928 at Olivett, Kan. He served in Army intelligence in the Korean War. After he left the service, he worked for three years as a draftsman and industrial engineer for Beech Aircraft Co., Wichita, Kan. He later worked at Cessna Aircraft Co., Wichita. He moved in 1961 to Neosho from Wichita. He worked in the engineering department for Rocketdyne, now called Continental. He later worked at Day and Zimmerman Co., Parsons, Kan. He was manager of project engineering for 25 years at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant. He retired March 31, 1994.

He was a member of Abundant Life Assembly of God, Neosho, where he served as a Sunday school teacher. He was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. He worked with the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts many years, where he received a Silver Beaver Award and a Golden Son Scouting Award. He was a Demolay Dad who served on the advisory council. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Osage City, Kan.

He married Wynona L. Eberhart on March 26, 1954, at Wichita. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, George M. Shaheen, Jacksonville, Fla., and Lawrence G. Selig, Neosho; three daughters, Beverly Duncan, Wichita, Patricia D. Clark, Des Moines, Iowa, Dorene K. Blount, Sebring, Fla.; and 10 grandchildren.

Services will at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Abundant Life Assembly of God. The Rev. Bill Nichols and the Rev. Everett Edwards will officiate. Burial will be in Neosho IOOF Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Robert Reno, Sadhir Chopra, Ron Price, Mark Bridges, Keith Lusk and William Mosby.

Family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.

Contributions may be made to New Hope Hospice or to Teen Challenge of the Four States.

Jack Stotts

SARCOXIE, Mo. - Graveside services for Jack LeRoy Stotts, 77, Sarcoxie, who died Wednesday, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sarcoxie Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Cerrettie will officiate.

Family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Housh Funeral Home, Sarcoxie.

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

Ralph Hudelson

COLUMBUS, Kan. - Ralph M. Hudelson, 73, Columbus route 3, died at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, at his home after a long illness.

Mr. Hudelson was born Dec. 10, 1923, at Collinsville, Okla.

He was an iron worker and a farmer. He worked for the Grandview, Mo., school district for 17 years.

He was a member of Belton Baptist Church, Belton, Mo.

Survivors include a son, Charles Hudelson, Portage, Ind.; a daughter, Wanda Ferrell, Columbus; three stepsons, John Tedford, Las Cruces, N.M., Dallas Tedford, rural Columbus, and Terry Harris, Alamogordo, N.M.; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

A son preceded him in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Chapel of Hope in Mount Meriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo. Burial will be in Mount Meriah Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Murdock Funeral Home, Columbus.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home.

Joseph Karleskint

COMMERCE, Okla. - Joseph Otto Karleskint, 85, 403 N. Maple St., died at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., after a long illness.

Mr. Karleskint was born Oct. 17, 1911, at Miami. He moved in 1972 to Grove from the state of California. He moved to Commerce from Miami. He was a pipeline worker in the state of California. He was a World War II Navy veteran. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Miami, Disabled American Veterans of Ottawa County, the Floyd L. Perry American Legion Post at Miami, and the National Rifle Association.

Surviving is a sister, Margaret Links, state of California.

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

Ida Killough

MIAMI, Okla. - Ida L. ``Midge'' Killough, 83, 21 F St. S.W., died at 1:05 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, at Baptist Regional Health Center of an illness.

Mrs. Killough was born Dec. 27, 1913, at Pawhuska. She has lived most of her life in the Quapaw and Miami area. She was a homemaker and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Miami.

Her husband, Buck Killough, preceded her in death.

A son preceded her in death.

Surviving are a son, Jan Killough, Miami; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Quapaw Tribal Building, east of Quapaw. Charles Dawes and Bob Whitebird will officiate. Indian graveside rites will be conducted in GAR Cemetery, Miami.

Pallbearers will be Tony King, Jess McKibben, Ron Burkybile, Olin Gokey, Matt Deatherage and Tom ``T.C.'' Bear.

Arrangements are under the direction of Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher.

Galen Messer

QUAPAW, Okla. - Galen P. ``Chuck'' Messer, 82, 405 Kentucky, died at 4:05 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, at his home of an illness.

Mr. Messer was born Sept. 1, 1914, at Galena, Kan. He moved three years ago to Quapaw from Miami. He worked for 20 years and retired as an operator engineer for Kenny Construction Co., Chicago, Ill. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Picher, and a member of Operator Engineers No. 150, Chicago.

Surviving are three daughters, Billie Marie Lacy, Tulsa, and Shirley Jean Baker and Janice Dawson, both of Miami; two sons, Galen F. Messer, Indian Springs, Nev., and William Lynn Messer, state of Illinois; a brother, Ted Messer, Gonzales, La.; 14 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher. The Rev. Ed McFall will officiate. Burial will be in Willow Lawn Memorial Park, Mundelein, Ill.


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