Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Pauline Grayston 

Pauline Jackson Grayston, 97, 3009 Indiana Ave., died at 7:10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Grayston was born July 4, 1899, at Neosho. She had lived since 1918 in Joplin, moving from Neosho.She was a 1917 Neosho High School graduate and had attended business college at Neosho. In her early life, she was a secretary for 13 years at Independent Gravel Co. at Joplin. She worked 12 years at Joplin's former Christman's Department Store, later Macy's, retiring in 1964. 

She married D. Ray Grayston on Oct. 22, 1927, at Joplin. He died March 23, 1955. 

Surviving are a daughter, Beverly Richards, of the home; and a brother, P.R. Jackson, Stark City. 

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City. The Rev. J.K. Wright will officiate. 

The casket will be closed at all times. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary. 

Jack Jolly 

Jack Dee Jolly, 54, Joplin, died Friday, Nov. 29, 1996, at Vencor Hospital, Kansas City, after a long illness. 

Mr. Jolly was born July 11, 1942, at Pineville. 

He graduated from high school at Milfay, Okla. He earned his bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, in 1963. He earned his master's degree in 1966, also from the University of Oklahoma. 

He was an instructor at Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Ark. for two years. He was a math instructor at Missouri Southern State College, Joplin, for 28 years until retiring earlier this year. 

He served as MSSC Math League Coordinator for many years. 

He was a member of Church of Christ, Joplin. 

Survivors include his mother, Emma Jolly, Konawa, Okla.; two sisters, Carolyn Raper, Konawa, and Pat Boland, Grand Prairie, Texas. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Greenhill Cemetery, Lindsay, with Richard Winters, minister, officiating. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home, Konawa. 

Jared Liston 

Jared Alexander Liston, infant son of Mark and Carole Liston, 311 E. 33rd St., died at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1996, at Freeman Hospital West shortly after birth. 

He was born at 4:06 p.m. Tuesday. 

Additional survivors include two sisters, Elizabeth Liston and Erika Liston, both of the home; two brothers, Ethan Liston and Josiah Liston, both of the home; and his maternal grandparents, George and Tasci King, Joplin. 

Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin. Tim Chambers, minister, officiated. 

Arrangements were under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary. 

Gravetta Martin 

Gravetta Joy ``Betty'' Martin, 78, El Dorado, Calif., formerly of Joplin, died at 4:40 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 1996, at her home after an illness since January. 

Mrs. Martin was born Oct. 18, 1918, at Gravette, Ark. She had lived most of her life in the Joplin area, moving in January to El Dorado to be with her niece. She was a homemaker and a member of Royal Heights Baptist Church. 

She married Charles A. Martin on Jan. 5, 1951, at Joplin. He died in 1978. 

There are no immediate survivors. 

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

Arrangements are pending with Parker Mortuary. 

Twila Bass 

EAGLE ROCK, Mo. Twila C. Bass, 63, Eagle Rock, died at 3:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 1996, at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, after a short illness. 

Mrs. Bass was born April 18, 1933, at Douglas, Okla. She had lived 25 years at Eagle Rock, moving from Monett. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. 

She married Pat Bass on July 20, 1951, at Monett. He survives. 

Also surviving are two sons, Gary Bass and David Bass, both of Monett; a daughter, Suedawn Peters, Collierville, Tenn.; and 11 grandchildren. 

The body has been cremated. 

No services are planned. 

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

Virgil Bristow 

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. Virgil E. Bristow, 80, 105 South Roney, died at 9:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a two-week illness. 

Mr. Bristow was born July 18, 1916, at Carl Junction, where he was a lifetime resident. He was a World War II veteran. He had been an assembly line worker for Dupont and Eagle Picher, both of Joplin. He was a member of Assembly of God Church, Carl Junction, and Joplin Veterans of Foreign Wars. 

He married Effie Elizabeth Crane on Nov. 22, 1939. She survives. 

Also surviving are a son, Dale Bristow, Neosho; two daughters, Marilyn Kay Baker and Ramona Smith, both of Carl Junction; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Assembly of God Church, Carl Junction. The Rev. Vernon Brewer will officiate. Burial will be in Carl Junction Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Rick Baker, Ronnie Baker, Doug Baker, Dennis Baker, Wayne Smith and Howard Morgan. 

Members of Joplin Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct graveside military rites. 

Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Simpson Funeral Home, Carl Junction. 

Martha Brown 

ALBA, Mo. Graveside services for Martha Ann Brown, 84, Denton, Texas, an Alba native, who died Thursday, will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Waters Cemetery, northwest of Jasper. The Rev. David Brane will officiate. 

Survivors include a sister, Barbara Winders, Spencer, Ind. 

David Oehme 

PITTSBURG, Kan. David V. Oehme, 68, 110 N. Fairview St., died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 1996, at Mount Carmel Medical Center after a 10-year illness. 

Mr. Oehme was born April 5, 1928, at Pittsburg, where he was a lifetime resident. He was a 1946 St. Mary's High School graduate. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a glazier at Cook Paints from 1946-1973 in Pittsburg. He retired after working as a carpenter foreman from 1973-1993 at Pittsburg (Kan.) State University. 

He married Lola L. Phillips on July 15, 1971, at Pittsburg. She survives. 

Also surviving are two daughters, Michele Skelton, Pittsburg, and Mary Manley, Conroe, Texas; a sister, Margaret Hardacre, Pittsburg; and two grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Pittsburg. Burial will be in Crocker Cemetery, southeast of Pittsburg. 

Benjamin Fuller American Legion Post No. 64 will conduct graveside military rites. 

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

Johnnie Perez 

CARTHAGE, Mo. Johnnie Daniel Perez, 63, Carthage, died at 3:35 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 1996, at Girard (Kan.) Hospital District No. 1 after a short illness. 

Mr. Perez was born Oct. 18, 1933, at Parsons, Kan. He was raised in Parsons and graduated from Parsons High School. He had lived 10 years in Carthage, moving from Pittsburg, Kan., where he had lived for 25 years. He had been a grocery store clerk for Foodtown from 1954-1981 at Pittsburg, Parsons, Baxter Springs, Kan., and Bartlesville, Okla. He retired Nov. 27 from Bob's IGA, Carthage, where he had worked since 1986. He was a member of the Catholic Church, Carthage. 

Surviving are three sons, Jeff Perez, Girard, Rodney Perez, Arma, Kan., and Johnny Perez, Pittsburg; two sisters, Marceline Taylor, Pittsburg, and Betty Overby, Chickasha, Okla.; and seven grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Pittsburg. The body will be cremated after the services. 

Friends may call after 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. 

Dale Russell 

GREENFIELD, Mo. Dale McCoy Russell, 75, Greenfield, died Saturday morning, Nov. 30, 1996, at his home after an illness. 

Mr. Russell was born March 6, 1921, at Seybert. 

He was a graduate of Dadeville High School. 

He had owned Skelley Service Station, Greenfield, and with his brother owned City Meat Market, Greenfield. He was a rural mail carrier for 28 years in Dade County. 

He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in Germany and France. 

He was a member of Greenfield First Christian Church. He was a member of Greenfield American Legion Post No. 47, and Washington Masonic Lodge No. 87 A.F. & A.M., Greenfield. He was a member of Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Temple, Springfield. He was a member of Lake Stockton Shrine Club and served as its first rajah. 

He married Elnora Montgomery on Oct. 3, 1941, at El Dorado Springs. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a daughter, Linda Perri, Greenfield; three sons, Larry Russell, San Diego, Calif., Monty Russell, Springfield, and Don Russell, South Greenfield.; a brother, Kelt Russell, Baxter Springs, Kan.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Greenfield Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Gene Clack officiating. Burial will be in Greenfield Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by Greenfield American Legion Post No. 47. 

Contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri or American Cancer Society. 

David Williams 

PIERCE CITY, Mo. Services for David Williams, 72, Hot Springs Village, Ark., formerly of Pierce City, who died Wednesday, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First Congregational Church, Pierce City. 

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Wessell Funeral Home, Pierce City. 

Faye Wright 

CARTHAGE, Mo. Faye Wright, 73, Carthage, died at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 1996, at McCune-Brooks Hospital after a long illness. 

Mrs. Wright was born Aug. 4, 1923, at Sarcoxie. She was a lifetime resident of the Carthage and Sarcoxie areas. She was a homemaker and a member of First Christian Church at Golden City. 

She married Ivan Wright on June 28, 1941, at Carthage. He died June 10, 1994. 

Surviving are a son, James Wright, Kansas City; a daughter, Sally Metcalf, Jasper; two sisters, Lucille Smith and Bertha Schafer, both of Carthage; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Ulmer Funeral Home, Carthage. The Rev. Jim Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Dudenville (Mo.) Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Bill Heath, Jim Heath, John Heath, Bud Heath, Bradley Metcalf and Bill Wright. 

Contributions may be made to McCune-Brooks Skilled Nursing Unit. 

Rosie Seat 

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. Rosetta Pearl ``Rosie'' Seat, 50, 531 Southridge, died at 4:20 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., of injuries she sustained in an automobile accident on Nov. 14. 

Miss Seat was born June 3, 1946, at Baxter Springs. She was a lifetime Baxter Springs area resident. She was a Baxter Springs High School graduate. She received a registered nurse degree at Bethany School of Nursing at Kansas City, Kan. She received a bachelor's degree in nursing from Pittsburg State University. She worked 22 years at St. John's Regional Medical Center, where she was patient care supervisor. She attended First Assembly of God Church, Miami, Okla. 

Surviving are three brothers, Floyd Seat, Baxter Springs, Robert Seat, Webb City, Mo., and Jim Andrews, Phoenix, Ariz.; and two sisters, Marion Seat and Susan Beeler, both of Baxter Springs. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Derfelt's Baxter Chapel, Baxter Springs. The Rev. Gerald Baser, the Rev. Wilma Heavin and the Rev. Harvey Wampler will officiate. Burial will be in Baxter Cemetery, Baxter Springs. 

Pallbearers will be Justin Beeler, Jared Beeler, Bill Bryan, Tom Bryan, Dale Killion, Eric Smith, Aaron Smith and Jeff Smith. 

The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Contributions may be made to the Rosie Seat Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home. 

Lula Allen 

JAY, Okla. Lula M. ``Dinky'' Allen, 81, Jay, died at 12:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 1996 at a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Miss Allen was born March 25, 1915, in Mayes County. She lived most of her life in Jay. 

Survivors include three sisters, Opal Ellis, Colcord, and Erma Cherry and Betty Cuinto, both of Tulsa. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Dickson Cemetery, Cherokee City, Ark., with Larry Ellis, minister, officiating. 

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

Mabel Ball 

MIAMI, Okla. Mabel Imogene ``Jean'' Ball, 78, 205 B St. N.E., died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 1996, at a Quapaw nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Ball was born June 10, 1918, at Miami. She lived most of her life in Miami except 25 years when she lived at Rogers, Ark. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church, Miami. She was a Peoria Indian. 

She married Bernard Ball on Sept. 12, 1937, east of Miami. He survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Archie Ball, Welch, Okla.; a daughter, Sue Ellen Moss, Greensboro, Ga.; a brother, John Landers, Sunnyvale, Calif.; a sister, Lois ``Susie'' Hannah, Antioch, Calif.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 

A son preceded her in death. 

Arrangements are pending with Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami. 

Phillip Bangle 

AFTON, Okla. Phillip D. Bangle, 66, Afton route 4, died at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, 1996, at his home after a long illness. 

Mr. Bangle was born Jan. 14, 1930, at Lenora, Kan. 

He moved to the Afton area in 1983, moving from South Haven, Kan. 

He was a retired plumber and owned a plumbing business in Wichita, Kan., for several years. 

He was a member of Moose Lodge No. 2033, Grove. 

He married Crystal Phillips on April 19, 1972. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Samuel Bangle, Mulvane, Kan.; a stepson, Irne Phillips, Wichita; six sisters, Letha Etcheson, Virginia Cook, Norma Lemon, Alice Heron, Minnie Gano, and Phyllis Lutz, addresses unknown; five brothers, Chester Bangle, William Bangle, Richard Bangle, Doyle Bangle, and Jesse Bangle, addresses unknown; five grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren. 

The body has been donated for cancer research. 

There will be no services. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Adcock Funeral Home, Afton. 

Contributions may be made to St. John's Hospice, Grove. 

Gladys Chambers 

MIAMI, Okla. Graveside services for Gladys Faye Chambers, 87, 1100 E St. N.E., who died Friday, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Glen Abbey Cemetery, east of Miami. The Rev. Chuck Horton will officiate. 

Friends may call at a granddaughter's home at 1929 B St. N.E. 

Contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, Miami. 

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

Delmon Crownover 

MIAMI, Okla. Services for Delmon G. ``Dink'' Crownover, 63, 411 10th Ave. N.E., who died Thursday, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami. 

Al Amos, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in GAR Cemetery, Miami. 

Miami Masonic Lodge will perform rites at the funeral home. Joe Ewers will officiate. 

Northeast Oklahoma Veterans Funeral Detail will perform graveside military rites. 

Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Contributions may be made to Shriner's Crippled Children's Hospital. 

Jack Wright 

MIAMI, Okla. Elmer Jack Wright, 70, Stillwater, formerly of Miami, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 1996, at Stillwater Medical Center, after a long illness. 

Mr. Wright was born Jan. 4, 1926, at Seminole. 

He attended school in Seminole and graduated from Barnsdall High School, Barnsdall, in 1944. 

He worked for Phillips Petroleum Co., Borger, Texas. He moved to Miami in 1951, where he worked as an auto mechanic. He also worked as a tool and die maker for Vickers, Joplin. He worked as a tool and die maker for Mercury Marine, Stillwater, from 1977 until retirement in 1993. 

He also had lived in Coffeyville, Kan., and Parsons, Kan. 

He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific. 

He married Lelia Walker on Jan. 11, 1947, at Pawhuska. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Gary Wright, Joplin, Mo.; two brothers, names and addresses unknown; two sisters, names and addresses unknown; and six grandchildren. 

Services were Tuesday at Adcock Funeral Home, Afton. Burial was in Sixkiller Cemetery, rural Afton. 

Arrangements were under the direction of Colonial Chapel, Stillwater. Local arrangements were under the direction of Adcock Funeral Home.

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