Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Dana Divine 

Dana Divine, Joplin, died at 2:39 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center of heart complications. 

Mrs. Divine was born in Golden City. She lived most of her life in Joplin, where she owned Dana's Bo Peep. She was a waitress at the former American Cafe, 724 Main St. She also worked at the former Ralph's Criterion, 407 Main St., where she learned to mix drinks. 

She then worked at the former Minnie's, 403 Schifferdecker Ave., as Joplin's first female bartender. During World War II, she worked at Douglas Aircraft at Oklahoma City, Okla. She returned to work at Minnie's in 1946. She then opened the original Dan's Bo Peep on March 14, 1948, at 2702 Main St. The business moved in 1953 to 2209 W. Seventh St. and then to its current location in 1956 at 615 Tyler Ave. 

Surviving are two sons, J.B. Cox, Santa Ynez, Calif., and Eddie D. Cox, Leavenworth, Kan.; three grandsons; and two great-granddaughters. 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Robert S. Thurman American Legion Post No. 13, 413 Schifferdecker Ave. Bill Roberts will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Tom ``Wizard'' Allen, Bob Bethel, Bill Channel, Fred DuBois, Byron Howell, Ken Lovett, Herman Robinson and Pepper Sherwood. 

Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Parker Mortuary. 

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. 

Lester Hall 

Lester C. Hall, 69, Joplin, died at 4 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 1996, at a Mount Vernon nursing home after a long illness. 

Mr. Hall was born Oct. 9, 1927, in Salem, Ark. He was a longtime Joplin resident. He retired in 1983 as a shipping and receiving manager after 30 years at Sears, Roebuck & Co., Joplin. He was a member of Church of Christ, Hart, Ark., and the Joplin Senior Citizen's Center, Joplin. He served in the Navy during World War II. 

Survivors include his wife, Eula Mae Hall, of the home; a son, Roger Hall, Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, Carl Hall, Salem; two sisters, Flavia Anthony, Elkton, Fla., and Tressie Clinton, state of Arkansas; and two grandchildren. 

Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Parker Mortuary, Joplin. Donnie Sherrell will officiate. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Burke's Chapel Cemetery, Salem. Ford Benton will officiate. 

Contributions may be made to Lighthouse Learning Center, in care of the mortuary. 

Virginia Lamm 

Virginia Lee Lamm, 70, 2521 E. 28th St., Joplin, died at 4:05 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996, near Sedalia, after she was injured in a two-vehicle accident. 

Mrs. Lamm was born Aug. 24, 1926, in Blackwater. She moved to Joplin in 1992 from Marceline. She was graduated from Park College, Parkville, and took nurse's training in Kansas City. She became a registered nurse. She assisted her husband in the former Gmelich-Schmidt Jewelry Store, Boonville. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, Joplin, and Ladies Shrine Club, and was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Boonville. 

She married George Lamm on April 25, 1948, in Blackwater. He survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Steven Lamm, Jefferson City; a daughter, Cheryn Beaty, Joplin; a sister, Betty Jo Franklin, Jefferson City; and three grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Fellowship Baptist Church, Joplin. The Rev. John Sherwood will officiate. 

Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Southfork Cemetery, Sweet Springs. 

Pallbearers will be Art Hammons, G.R. Busick, Ted Darnell, Don Scott, Joe Lee, Ron Daubert and John Bridgeford. 

The casket will be open until 3:30 p.m. today at Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin. 

The family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m. today at the mortuary. 

Contributions may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church, or to the Shriners Crippled Children's Travel Fund, in care of the mortuary. 

Forrest Masters 

Forrest A. Masters, 90, 1325 Missouri Ave., Joplin, died at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 1996, at a local nursing home after an illness of several months. 

Mr. Masters was born April 2, 1906, in Galena, Kan. He was a longtime Joplin resident and a member of Trinity Pentecostal Church, Joplin. He owned and operated the former Master's Plumbing Service, Joplin, for several years and was employed for 23 years as a plumber for the Joplin school district. 

He married Mary Ethel Wilson on March 11, 1934, in Neosho. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, William Masters, Fairway, Kan.; two brothers, Jay Masters, Mesa, Ariz., and Karl Masters, Spokane, Wash.; and a sister, Imogean Koenig, Colfax, Wash. 

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary, Joplin. The Rev. Floyd Austin will officiate. 

Burial will be in the Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin. 

Pallbearers will be Joe Layne, Harvey Schoefield, Bud Mitchell, Gerald Rogers, John Silvey, and John Wolf. 

Pauline Noland 

Pauline Noland, 78, formerly of 1409 W. Fifth St., Joplin, died at 8:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Noland was born Dec. 1, 1917, in Pittsburg, Kan. She was a longtime Joplin resident. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church, Joplin. 

She married Walter Noland Jr. on June 20, 1944, in Pittsburg. He died July 25, 1990. 

Survivors include a son, Scott Noland, Kissimmee, Fla.; a daughter, Jane Wilks, Joplin; a brother, Don Guinn, Rathdrum, Idaho; a sister, Annabell Fox, Sierra Madre, Calif.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin. The Rev. Bob Simon will officiate. 

Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery, Pittsburg. 

Pallbearers will be Keith Roland, Jon Wilks, Larry Hawkins and Calvin Cassady. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the mortuary. 

C.R. Rodney 

C.R. ``Rod'' Rodney, 79, Joplin, died at 1:05 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. 

He was born Dec. 21, 1916, in Jane. He moved in 1966 to Reno, Nev., where he owned and operated Coach and Horse Dinner House from 1966 to 1971 and where he resided for 35 years. He retired in 1977 after several years as a commercial construction worker. He was a member of Operating Engineers, Local No. 3, Reno, Nev. He served with the merchant marine in World War II. He moved to Joplin in 1995 from Anderson. 

He married Phyllis Ulery on April 22, 1990, in Joplin. She survives. 

Additional survivors include three sons, Rex Rodney and Gary Rodney, both ofSan Jose, Calif., and Nathan Rodney, Joplin; a daughter, Joyce Martin, Boise, Idaho; a stepdaughter, Joy Jackson, Joplin; a brother, Ray Rodney, Seneca; two sisters, Merle Rodney, Anderson, and Edna Arehart, Joplin; a half brother, Harold Sinfellow, Sun Valley, Nev.; 10 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-stepgrandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Parker Mortuary, Joplin. The Rev. Richard Manley will officiate. Burial will be in Osborne Memorial Cemetery, Joplin. 

Pallbearers will be Brandon Rodney, Don Rodney, Nathan Rodney, and Dave Tharp. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the mortuary. 

Emma Stinnett 

Emma A. Stinnett, 92, St. Louis, a former Joplin resident, died Friday, Nov. 22, 1996, at a nursing home in St. Louis after a short illness. 

Mrs. Stinnett was born Aug. 15, 1904, in Stotts City. She was a longtime Joplin resident. She moved to St. Louis five years ago. She was a member of Villa Heights Christian Church, Joplin, and was a homemaker. 

She married Virgil McCarroll Stinnett on Nov., 28, 1926. He died in 1973. 

Survivors include two daughters, Theda Leeka, St. Louis, and Reva McMillan, Waynesville; nine grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Villa Heights Christian Church. Jeff Mahan and Bill Dinwiddie, ministers, will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Cemetery, Joplin. 

Family members will serve as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. 

Contributions may be made to Villa Heights Christian Church, in care of the funeral home. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson. 

Rosa Buchanan 

SOUTHWEST CITY, Mo. Rosa May Buchanan, 87, Southwest City route 1, died at 12:20 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 1996, at Gravette (Ark.) Medical Center after an illness. 

Mrs. Buchanan was born Feb. 22, 1909, in Alva, Okla. She was a longtime area resident. 

She married James Buchanan on April 8, 1931, in Vinita, Okla. He died Jan. 17, 1979. 

Survivors include two daughters, Florette Turner, Springfield, and Oma June Cantrell, Southwest City; a brother, Grant Evans, Lewistown, Idaho; three sisters, Ora Paasch, Grenola, Kan., Eva Englebright, Neosho, Pansy DeSchazer, Watsonville, Calif.; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ozark Funeral Home, Noel. Burial will be in Saratoga Springs Cemetery, Southwest City. 

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

Joe Dark 

NEVADA, Mo. Joe Dark, 75, Nevada, died Friday, Nov. 22, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a sudden illness. 

Mr. Dark was born March 3, 1921, in Montevallo. He was graduated from El Dorado Springs High School. He served in the Army in the European Theater during World War II. He was a self-employed diesel mechanic. 

He married Virginia Gatewood on Dec. 14, 1940, in Nevada. She survives. 

Survivors include a son, William Ray Dark, Kansas City; a daughter, Lillie Plain, El Dorado Springs; a sister, Ethel Culverwell, Greeley, Colo.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

No services are planned. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. 

The body will be taken for cremation. 

Guy Deaton 

NOEL, Mo. Guy E. Deaton, 69, Noel route 1, died at 1:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 1996, at his home after an illness. 

Mr. Deaton was born Sept. 27, 1927, in Fendley, Ark. He was graduated from Henderson University in Arkadelphia, Ark., and served in the Army. He later worked at Convair Aircraft, Fort Worth, Texas, Tempko, Garland, Texas, and then taught math, physics, and chemistry at Bauxite (Ark.) High School. 

He then worked for Wards Supply, Little Rock, Ark. He moved to Noel in 1966 from Little Rock and opened the first mobile home plant in McDonald County. He owned eight mobile home plants during his career in Noel, Pryor, Okla., and McGregor, Texas. He also owned E-Z Life Furniture, Noel, two coal mines in Manchester, Ky., and London, Ky., and was co-owner of Holden Trailer Sales Inc., Southwest City. He was a house builder. He owned Deaton Inc., Noel, until he retired. 

He was a member of Noel United Methodist Church. 

He married Patricia O'Baugh on Sept. 30, 1949, in Arkadelphia. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Michael Deaton, Noel; a daughter, Kathy Adair, Noel; his mother, Goldie Deaton, Noel; two sisters, Glenna Marks, Austin, Texas, and Hildred Fuller, Raleigh, N.C.; and three grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Noel United Methodist Church. The Rev. Bob Howard will officiate. Burial will be in Noel Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Ed Soltow, Bill Barnes, Jim Dooley, Larry Lambeth, Raymond Smith and Paul Brooks. 

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Ozark Funeral Home, Noel. 

Contributions may be made to the Noel United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall Building Fund, in care of the funeral home. 

Tomey Foltz 

GOLDEN, Mo. Tomey Lee Foltz, 63, Golden, died at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 1996, at his home after a long illness. 

Mr. Foltz was born Oct. 30, 1933, in Blanford, Ind. He moved to Golden in 1976 from Illinois. He managed Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants in Cassville and Monett for several years. He retired in 1994 as owner and operator of the former Foltz Distributing Co., Bowling Green. He attended Golden Baptist Church, Golden. 

He married Faye Armstrong on Oct. 13, 1951, in Clinton, Ind. She survives. 

Additional survivors include three sons, Tomey Lee Foltz Jr., Golden, Gary Wayne Foltz, Eolia, and Douglas Ray Foltz, Noel; two stepsons, Robert Earl Shephard, Peoria, Ill., and John Shephard, Tampa, Fla.; four daughters, Misty Marie Brown, Gentry, Ark., Brenda Diane Hall, Helen Marie O'Dell and Debbie Sue Foltz, all of Golden; three brothers, Earl Foltz and Cecil Dale Foltz, both of Lafayette, Ind., and Kenny Foltz, Mason, Ohio; two sisters, Marian Jo Sipes, Otterbein, Ind., and Jennifer Stutzman, Napanee, Ind.; 24 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Golden Baptist Church. Bill Dudley, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Viney Creek Cemetery, Golden. 

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Williamson Funeral Home, Cassville. 

Contributions may be made to Carroll Regional Hospice Care, in care of the funeral home. 

Earl Hagebusch 

MONETT, Mo. Earl Wayne Hagebusch, 74, Monett, died at 8:23 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 1996, at Cox Monett Hospital after a long illness. 

Mr. Hagebusch was born Aug. 4, 1922, at Wentworth. He was graduated from Pierce City High School, the University of Missouri at Columbia and the seminary of Concordia University at Mequon, Wis. He was an engineer and tool design chief at ROHR Aircraft, Chula Vista, Calif. He moved in 1964 to Monett from San Diego, Calif. He was a retired pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, near Purdy, where he was a member, and had served as pastor of Holy Cross Lutheran Church at Cassville and at Grace Lutheran Church at Aurora. 

He was the first director of vocational technology for the Monett R-1 School District. He was a life member of the Missouri State Teachers Association and Hobbs-Anderson Post No. 91 of the American Legion at Monett. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. 

He married Sylvia Laughlin on June 28, 1946, at Columbia. She survives. 

Also surviving are three sons, Bill Wayne Hagebusch, Houston, Texas, Bryan Lee Hagebusch, Pierce City, and David August Hagebusch, Fort Worth, Texas; two sisters, Flossie Arnold, Pierce City, and Theao Cook, Joplin; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church, near Purdy. The Rev. Arhart Wolfe will officiate. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, near Purdy. 

Family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home at Monett. 

Contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church of Stone's Prairie or the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home. 

Margaret Roberts 

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. Margaret Anne Roberts, 67, 636 E. 18th St., died at 12:35 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., of an illness. 

Mrs. Roberts was born Nov. 7, 1929, in Baxter Springs, where she was a lifetime resident. She was a cook for 18 years for the Baxter Springs school district. She retired in 1991. She was a member of First Baptist Church and a former member of the Rebekah Lodge, both of Baxter Springs. 

She married Harold C. Roberts on Dec. 21, 1947, in Baxter Springs. He survives. 

Also surviving are a son, Danny Roberts, Baxter Springs; two daughters, Mary Anne Stewart and Terry E. Cottrell, both of Baxter Springs; her mother, Ruby B. Garber, Baxter Springs; a sister, Judy Endicott, Montgomery, Ala.; and five grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Derfelt's Baxter Chapel, Baxter Springs. The Rev. Fred Dycus and the Rev. J.L. Robbins will officiate. Burial will be in Baxter Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Joe DeVilliers, Charley Wren, Walter Sikes, Chuck Wren, Bud Johnson and Stan Pickering. 

Family will receive friends from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the chapel. 

Contributions may be made to the elevator fund in care of the First Baptist Church, Baxter Springs. 

Ernest Prewitt 

GROVE, Okla. Ernest Lensy Prewitt, 78, Grove, died at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., after an illness. 

Mr. Prewitt was born July 20, 1918, at Omaha, Ark. He was graduated in 1937 from Miami High School. He received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Southern California at Los Angeles and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. 

He and his wife owned and operated Prewitt's Mobile Home Park at Prewitt's Cove. He was an Episcopalian. He was a member of the Audubon Society and the Humane Society, both of Grove, and the Glider Pilots Association. He was a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans. He was a member of the Retired Officers Association and was a founding member of the Genealogy Society, Grove. 

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1940 and retired in 1964 from the Air Force as a lieutenant colonel. As a glider pilot on the day the Allies invaded Europe in World War II, he flew three combat assaults over Normandy, France, Holland and Germany. He received numerous service medals. In addition, he served in Vietnam as financial adviser for the Defense Department over the Pacific Air Force. 

He married Helen E. Hargrave on Oct. 31, 1947, at Pasadena, Calif. She survives. 

Also surviving are a son, Don M. Prewitt, Davidsonville, Md.; a daughter, Jean M. Prewitt Fitch, Los Angeles, Calif., and three grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Worley-Luginbuel Funeral home, Grove. The Rev. A.C. ``Bud'' Worthington will officiate. Burial will be in Olympus Cemetery, Grove. 

Grove Veterans Ritual Team will conduct graveside military rites. 

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

Contributions may be made to the Military Glider Pilots Association Silent Wings Museum Foundation at Terrell, Texas, or to the building fund at Grove General Hospital.

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