Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996
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Eugene G. Fisher, 73, Joplin, died at 4:20 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1996, at Freeman Hospital East after a two-year illness.
Mr. Fisher was born May 15, 1923, in Joplin. He was a lifelong resident. He was a cabinet maker at Braeckel's for more than 30 years. He retired in 1965.
He married Shirley Webb on Jan. 25, 1944, at Miami, Okla. She survives.
Additional survivors include a son, Donald Fisher, Lynnwood, Wash.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The body has been taken for cremation. No services are planned.
Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Mortuary.
GRANBY, Mo. … James B. Judd, 62, Los Angeles, Calif., died at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 1996, at his home of an illness.
Mr. Judd was born Dec. 24, 1933, in Granby. He had lived 24 years at Los Angeles. He was a salesman for a printing company. He served in the Army.
His wife, the former Sylvia Velaquez, survives.
Other survivors include two stepdaughters, names and addresses unavailable; two brothers, Joe Judd, Pryor, Okla., and Bill Judd, Baxter Springs, Kan.; a sister, Shirley Marney, Tulsa, Okla.; and three stepgrandchildren.
The body will be cremated.
Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. today at Abbott-Hast Funeral Home, Los Angeles. Burial will be in Seneca Cemetery.
CARL JUNCTION, Mo. … Services for Ed Kreighbaum, 70, 610 Locust St., who died Tuesday, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin.
Bob Simon, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Carl Junction Cemetery.
Members of Earl J. Bruton Post No. 534, Veterans of Foreign Wars, will serve as pallbearers.
Mary Catherine Pitts
LIBERAL, Mo. … Mary Catherine Pitts, 61, Liberal, died at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1996, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, after 18 months of ill health.
Mrs. Pitts was born Jan. 1, 1935, in Liberal. She was a lifetime resident. She was food service supervisor at Barton County Memorial Hospital, Lamar, for many years. She also had worked in the laundry department of Shields Adult Care Home at Pittsburg, Kan., for several years.
She was a member of United Methodist Church of Liberal, Frontier Wagon Club at Jasper, and the Horse, Mule and Pony Association at Wentworth.
She married Carl Pitts on April 7, 1956, at Arcadia, Kan. He survives.
Additional survivors include a son, David Pitts, Frontenac, Kan.; three sisters, Shirley Briggs, Arcadia, Kan., Naomi Clary, Montego, Calif., and Gaynell Pock, Emporia, Kan.; and three grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Lohmeyer-Konantz Funeral Home, Lamar. The Rev. Bob Dickey will officiate. Burial will be in Liberal City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jim McClendon, Gene Curless, Ronnie Talbott, Bob Wheeler, Lynn Baldwin and Max Cleffman.
Contributions may be made to St. John's Hospice in Joplin, in care of the funeral home.
GOLDEN CITY, Mo. … Leonard Vanover, 92, Golden City, died at 8:39 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1996, at a nursing home in Lockwood after a long illness.
Mr. Vanover was born Dec. 10, 1903, at Merom, Ind. He moved to Golden City in 1966. He formerly lived in Kansas City and the states of Utah, Idaho and Arkansas. He was a retired carpenter.
He was a member and deacon of Harmony Baptist Church in Barton County. He was a member of Carpenter's Local Union No. 61 and Kansas Public Employees Retirement System. He was a former member of the Golden City Park Board.
He married Vida Cross on Nov. 14, 1937, at Lamar. She survives.
Additional survivors include a sister, Thelma Farrell, Brash, Colo.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Greenfield Cemetery, southwest of Jerico Springs. The Rev. Lonnie Pennell will officiate.
The body will lie in state from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Friday at Pugh Funeral Home, Golden City.
Contributions may be made to the Golden City Ambulance Fund.
ST. PAUL, Kan. … Glen D. Shouse, 70, St. Paul, died at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1996, at his home after an illness.
Mr. Shouse was born Jan. 29, 1926, in rural Parsons. He attended schools south of Coffeyville. He was a farmer and owned a St. Paul sawmill until the mid-1960s. He later worked for Carter Sawmill, St. Paul, and Hamilton Trenching, Parsons, before he retired in 1988. He was a veteran of World War II.
He married Rosa Lea Rehmert on Dec. 20, 1947, at Erie. She survives.
Additional survivors include six sons, Dennis ``Butch'' Shouse and Chris Shouse, both of McCune, Darrell Shouse, Cherryvale, Richard Shouse and Terry Shouse, both of Parsons, and Gary Shouse, Erie; five daughters, Jane Hastings, Janet Leech and Cheryl McClenning, all of Parsons, Glenda Beckwith, Galesburg, and Judy Butler, Walnut; a brother, Jess Shouse, Nowata; three sisters, Rena Shaffer and Dona Dixon, both of Erie, and Lela Moore, St. Paul; 30 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Murdock Funeral Home, McCune. Irvin Espeseth, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in McCune Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the Mount Carmel Medical Center hospice program or to the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home.
The Rev. Bob Nichols will officiate.
Arrangements are under the direction of Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher.
MIAMI, Okla. … Evelyn Mae Worley, 74, 1003 Seventh St. N.W., died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1996, at Baptist Regional Health Center after a short illness.
Mrs. Worley was born Dec. 20, 1921, at San Diego, Calif. She had lived in the Miami area the past 18 years, where she moved from the state of California. She was a homemaker and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Miami. She was a Cherry Red volunteer at Baptist Regional Health Center.
She married John Donald Worley on Aug. 27, 1939, at Anaheim, Calif. He survives.
Additional survivors include two sons, Richard Worley, Miami, and Steven
Worley, Joplin, Mo.; two daughters, Sharon Marzullo, Joplin, and Janalee
Sweeten, Tempe, Ariz.; a brother, Robert Covington, the state of California;
six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Miami. The Rev. Michael Rooney will officiate. Burial will be in GAR Cemetery, Miami.
Rosary and prayer service will be at 6 p.m. today at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.
Mary June Cookerly Hower, 79, 2017 Annie Baxter, Joplin, died at 10:10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a long illness.
Mrs. Hower was born May 25, 1917, in Joplin. She was graduated in 1935 from Joplin High School. She moved to Mission, Kan., in 1958 and returned to Joplin in 1994. She was a homemaker and a member of Joplin Sweet Adelines. She was a member of Roeland Park Methodist Church, Roeland Park, Kan., and attended Carl Junction Methodist Church.
There are no immediate survivors.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin.
The body will be cremated.
Contributions may be made to the Carl Junction Methodist Church Music Department, in care of the mortuary.
Marie M. Kingman, 91, 201 S. Northpark Lane, Joplin, died at 7:55 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1996, at McCune Brooks Hospital, Carthage, after a short illness.
Mrs. Kingman was born June 20, 1905, in Oskaloosa, Kan. She moved to Joplin in 1990 from Kansas City. She worked for the former Milgrim grocery store chain, based at Kansas City. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Kansas City.
She married Howard M. Kingman on Oct. 31, 1933, in Kansas City. He died in 1971.
Survivors include a son, Richard K. Kingman, Kansas City; a daughter, Rose Marie Leuthen, Carthage; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Floral Hills Cemetery, Raytown. Bill Suiter, minister, will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Weng Funeral Chapel, Jasper.
Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, in care of the funeral home.
Mary Megee, 66, died at 10:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 1996, at her home after a sudden illness.
Ms. Megee was born Dec. 5, 1929, in Joplin. She was a lifetime resident. She was a compliance officer for construction companies. She was a member of First Church of Christ Scientist. In addition, she was a member of Mensa and the Joplin Humane Society and was a consultant for the Ozark Regional Planning Council.
She was graduated from Joplin High School in 1947 and from Joplin Junior College in 1949. She received a bachelor's degree in 1950 and a master's degree in 1953 from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She received a doctorate in geology from the University of Chicago in 1958.
She is survived by a sister, Elsie Shaw, Harrison, Ark.
The body will be cremated. Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary.
Contributions may be made to the Joplin Humane Society.
Faye Smith, 81, Tabor Woods, north of Joplin, died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1996, at a local nursing home after a short illness.
Mrs. Smith was born Jan. 21, 1915, in Granby. She attended Joplin schools and was a longtime area resident. She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Joplin.
She married J. Russell Smith on July 17, 1943, in Joplin. He survives.
Additional survivors include a son, Robert Goff, Bartlesville, Okla.; a brother, William Morton, Colorado Springs, Colo.; four sisters, Agnes Collins, Miami, Okla., Jane Curtis, Albuquerque, N.M., Margaret Abbott, Issaquah, Wash., and Ethel Knisley, Joplin; four granddaughters; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Parker Mortuary, Joplin. The Rev. Aaron Brown will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin.
Pallbearers will be Jack Worthy, David Bridgeman, Michael Bridgeman, Terry Wilson, David Knisley, and Rick Knisley.
NEOSHO, Mo. … Mary Louvette ``Lou'' Barnes, 55, 903 S. High St., died at 12:38 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996, at her home after a short illness.
Mrs. Barnes was born Aug. 7, 1941, at Okemah, Okla. She moved to Neosho in 1966.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Neosho, and was a printer for the Neosho school district for 11 years.
She married Ken Barnes on Aug. 17, 1963, at Wewoka, Okla. He survives.
Other survivors include two daughters, Kristi Enloe, Neosho, and Beth Barnes, Rogers, Ark.; her mother, Nola Ruth Barnett, Wewoka; a brother, Jim Barnett, Sand Springs, Okla.; a sister, Nola Ann Barnett, Harrison, Ark.; and two grandchildren.
Private graveside services will be held Saturday morning at Neosho Memorial Park Cemetery, with the Rev. Tom Cassady officiating. A memorial praise service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church, with the Rev. D.L. Mitchell officiating.
Visitation will be all day today at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Contributions may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund.
CASSVILLE, Mo. … Clifford Orvil Stewart, 63, Cassville, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1996, at South Barry County Hospital, Cassville, after a short illness.
Mr. Stewart was born April 19, 1933, in Wishart. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and served in the Navy for 10 years. He served aboard the USS Lexington. He was a meteorological technician with the National Weather Service for 20 years and had been stationed in Kansas City, Columbia, North Platte, Neb., and Monett. He retired on July 2, 1988. He later was a dairy farmer. He was a member of Sunset Baptist Church, Morrisville.
He married Barbara McCart on Jan. 17, 1959, in Springfield. She survives.
Additional survivors include four sons, Floyd Stewart and Randy Stewart, both of Cassville, Mike Stewart, Carl Junction, and Patrick Stewart, Exeter; two daughters, Suzan Harris, Wheaton, and Mary Hendrix, Fairview; three sisters, names and addresses unavailable; and 13 grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. The Rev. Virgil Beck will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Butterfield.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
CARL JUNCTION, Mo. … Carl G. Stubbs, 90, Carl Junction route 1, died at 8:55 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1996, at Freeman Hospital East, Joplin, after a short illness.
Mr. Stubbs was born Aug. 30, 1906, at Stanford, Texas. He had lived in the Joplin area for 8 1/2 years.
He was a procurement attorney for the U.S. government for 25 years. He retired in 1973.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
He was a member of Robert S. Thurman American Legion Post No. 13, Joplin. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge, AF & AM, San Antonio, Texas.
He married Mary Mildred Moran on July 21, 1941, at Seattle, Wash. She died on Oct. 6, 1982.
Survivors include a daughter, Moran ``Windi'' Flowers, Carl Junction; a sister, Inez Smith, state of Texas; two grandsons; and a great-granddaughter.
Services are pending with Stringer Funeral Home, Crystal Springs, Miss.
Local arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary, Joplin.
WEBB CITY, Mo. … Ronald Lee Wiles, 56, Black Diamond, Wash., formerly of Webb City, died at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1996, at his home after an illness.
He was born Sept. 18, 1940, at Webb City. He was graduated in 1958 from Webb City High School.
He was a millwright at Boeing Aircraft Co., Seattle, Wash., for 25 years. He retired in 1995.
He was a member of the Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local No. 751, Seattle, and was an Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Claudia Wiles, Kent, Wash.; two daughters, Shannon Parks, Webb City, and Jennifer Wiles, Renton, Wash.; two sons, Ronald Wiles Jr., Webb City, and Galen Wiles, Renton; a sister, Twanda Palmer, Anchorage, Alaska; and several grandchildren.
No services are planned. The body will be cremated. Arrangements are under the direction of Edline-Yahn Funeral Home, Kent, Wash.
GRANBY, Mo. … Graveside services for Edna Wright, 79, Granby, who died Sunday, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Granby Memorial Cemetery, Granby.
The Rev. Ralph Walker will officiate.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clark's Funeral Home, Granby.
DIAMOND, Mo. … Celia Louella Youngblood, 94, Raytown, formerly of Diamond, died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1996, at a daughter's home after a short illness.
Mrs. Youngblood was born Dec. 29, 1901, in Warrensburg. She moved to Joplin in 1927 from Warrensburg. She was a housewife and a member of Liberty Presbyterian Church, a charter member of Liberty Extension Club, and the Liberty Ladies Aide, all northeast of Diamond.
Survivors include three sons, Curtis Youngblood, Raytown, Clyde Youngblood, and Martin Youngblood, both of Diamond; two daughters, Barbara Morris, Raytown, and Dorothy Yoder, Sarcoxie; 19 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Liberty Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Loren Laeger and the Rev. Eddie Lowe will officiate. Burial will be in Diamond Cemetery, Diamond.
Visitation will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Ulmer Funeral Home, Carthage.
Grandsons who will serve as pallbearers are Bruce Youngblood, Doug Youngblood, Mark Morris, Mike Morris, Steve Youngblood and Kelly Youngblood.
Contributions may be made to Liberty Presbyterian Church, in care of the funeral home.
PITTSBURG, Kan. … Funeral Mass for Marjorie M. Klaus, 90, Sioux Falls, S.D., a native of Pittsburg, who died Tuesday, will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Miami, Okla.
The Rev. Michael Rooney will officiate. Burial will be in GAR Cemetery, Miami.
Pallbearers will be Jim Allen, Don Duniphin, Eldon Smith, Leslie Allen, Bud Walser, and John Walls.
Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday at Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami, with visitation to follow. Deacon Marvin Morris will officiate.
MIAMI, Okla. … Fern Irotha Henry Phillips, 85, Catoosa, a native of Miami, died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996, at a local nursing home after an extended illness.
Mrs. Phillips was born June 23, 1911, in Miami. She moved to Catoosa in 1991 from Miami. She was a homemaker.
Her husband, Leroy ``Bud'' Phillips, preceded her in death.
Survivors include a brother, Earl Henry, Bixby; and a granddaughter.
Arrangements are pending with Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher.