Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Lester Davison 

Lester B. Davison, 95, Joplin, died at 11:03 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 1996, at Freeman Hospital East after one month of ill health. 

Mr. Davison was born Nov. 2, 1901, at Oberlin, Kan. He moved to Joplin in 1945 from the state of Minnesota. He was an insurance agent, retiring in 1964. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Joplin. 

His wife, Ada Mae Davison, preceded him in death. 

Survivors include two sisters, Dorothy Kelley, Norcatur, Kan., and Bernice Furer, Denver, Colo. 

Arrangements are pending with Parker Mortuary. 

Max Hampton 

Max Hampton, 70, 2402 Texas Ave., died at 4:06 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center after a long illness. 

Mr. Hampton was born Jan. 29, 1926, at Ocie. He moved to Joplin in 1966 from Wichita, Kan. He was a salesman for American Beauty/Pillsbury Company for 30 years before retiring. 

He was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge at Gainesville. He was an Army veteran of World War II. 

He married Maxine Cole on Sept. 18, 1947, at Mountain Home, Ark. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Fred Hampton, Joplin; his mother, Pansy Hampton, Theodosia; a brother, Arnold Hampton, Springfield; and three grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary. The Rev. Richard Robinson will officiate. Services and burial will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rhodes Cemetery, Theodosia. 

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

Contributions may be made to the building fund at First Freewill Baptist Church. 

Victoria Harkey 

Victoria Harkey, 80, Joplin, died at 1 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 1996, at Freeman Hospital West after a long illness. She had been a resident of a local nursing home. 

Mrs. Harkey was born Aug. 16, 1916, near Edna, Kan. She moved to Joplin from Noel. She formerly lived in the state of California for 50 years. She had been a licensed practical nurse, working in hospitals and nursing homes in California. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 

Survivors include a son, John Harkey, Las Vegas, Nev.; a brother, Dick Riley, Rolla, Kan.; a sister, Cora Deacon, Miami, Okla.; and two grandchildren. 

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1212 Goetz Boulevard, Joplin. Lester Lay, elder, will officiate. 

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

The body will be cremated by Bella Vista (Ark.) Crematory. Burial will be at a later date in Las Vegas, Nev. 

Ethel Turnbull 

Ethel E. Stiles Turnbull, 90, 2410 Annie Baxter Ave., died at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, 1996, at a local nursing home after a short illness. 

Mrs. Turnbull was born Dec. 28, 1905, at Joplin and was a lifetime resident. She was employed at Miller Manufacturing and M&O Cigar Factory, both formerly in Joplin. She also formerly worked for the Jasper County Assessor's Office and was an election poll worker. She was a member and Sunday school teacher of Empire Baptist Church. 

She married Don O. Turnbull on Oct. 21, 1921, at Joplin. He died May 9, 1981. 

Survivors include two sons, Robert Turnbull, 2419 Porter Ave., and Wayne Turnbull, 1118 Moffet Ave.; two sisters, Florence Smith, 2617 Joplin Ave., and Vera P. Seley, Glendale, Calif.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. 

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Mortuary. The Rev. Mike Snider will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. 

Contributions may be made to Empire Baptist Church. 

Blanche Webb 

Blanche I. Webb, 81, Joplin, died at 11:50 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 1996, at Freeman Hospital West after a short illness. 

Mrs. Webb was born July 22, 1915, in Texas County, Mo. She moved to Joplin in 1941 from Texas County. She was a homemaker. 

She married Lowell A. Webb on Dec. 26, 1931, in Reynolds County. He died July 14, 1975. 

Survivors include a son, Paul D. Webb, Joplin; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. J.K. Wright will officiate. 

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Parker Mortuary. 

Edward Campbell 

CARTERVILLE, Mo. Edward B. Campbell, 74, 205 Pearl St., died at 1 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, 1996, at Freeman Hospital East, Joplin, after a long illness. 

Mr. Campbell was born July 9, 1922, at Waco. He was a World War II veteran. He worked for the Webb City Corp. in Webb City. He was a member of First Christian Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars, both of Webb City. 

He married Catherine Williams on April 1, 1951. She survives. 

Also surviving are a daughter, Sandy Brown, Springfield; a stepdaughter, Beverly Wall, Carterville; a stepson Bob Smith, Lee's Summit; three brothers, Roy Campbell, Joplin route 1, Howard Campbell, West Covina, Calif., and Bob Campbell, Anaheim, Calif.; two grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren; several great-stepgrandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City. Calvin St. Clair, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today monat the funeral home. 

Pallbearers will be Randy Friend, Wayne Dahlman, Charles Reed, Donnie Collins, Andy Greek and Virgil Sargent. 

The family will be at the home of Dixie Carter, Joplin route 1 at Lakeside. 

Avadna Jones 

MONETT, Mo. Avadna Landreth Jones, 92, Monett, died at 10:50 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 1996, at a Springfield nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Jones was born Jan. 3, 1904, at Newtonia. She moved to Monett in 1928 from Joplin. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church, Monett. 

She married Lou Gresham ``L.G.'' Jones on Oct. 11, 1924, at Joplin. He died June 4, 1984. 

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Lynn Leese, Springfield, and Lou Ellen Rea, Eugene, Ore.; two brothers, Arol Landreth and Harry Landreth, Stark City; three sisters, Venetta Timberlake and Helen Sheppard, both of Joplin, and Rhea Davis, Seneca; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett. Burial will be in Monett IOOF Cemetery. 

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

Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Monett or Children's Miracle Network, in care of the funeral home. 

Offe McGaw 

WEBB CITY, Mo. Offe E. McGaw, 91, 502 N. Walker St., died at 9:35 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. McGaw was born March 5, 1905, at Siloam Springs, Ark. She had lived in the Webb City area most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of First Christian Church, Webb City. 

She married William Porter McGaw in 1928, at Webb City. He died in December 1966. 

Survivors include a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home, Webb City. Calvin St. Clair, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin. 

Contributions may be made to Webb City Nutrition, in care of the mortuary. 

Garland McKee 

CARTHAGE, Mo. Garland L. ``Bill'' McKee, 73, Passaic, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 1996, at Bates County Memorial Hospital, Butler, of a short illness. He was the father of Roger McKee of Carthage. 

Mr. McKee was born Dec. 11, 1922, at Amsterdam, Mo. He had lived most of his life in the Amsterdam and Passaic areas. He hauled wood and was a self-employed carpenter. He owned Bill's Fruit and Vegetable Stand at Passaic. He was a member of Passaic Methodist Church and Carpenters' Union Local No. 777. 

He married Letha Allen on March 19, 1942. She survives. 

Also surviving are two additional sons, Duane McKee, Independence, Mo., and Jerry McKee, Emporia, Kan.; two daughters, Zelda Coleman, Virginia, Mo., and Linda Cole, Passaic; two brothers, Richard McKee, Milan, Ill., and Charles McKee, Kansas City, Mo.; five sisters, Bernice Stewart, Andalusia, Ill., Fern Allen, Independence, Pauline Polson, Nevada, Alice Sage, Orangeburg, S.C., and Frances Hockett, Raymore; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Underwood-Steinbeck Funeral Home, Butler. John Ketcher, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Crescent Hill Cemetery, near Adrian. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today monat the funeral home. 

Contributions may be made to the building fund at Passaic Methodist Church. 

Eunice Roberts 

PIERCE CITY, Mo. Eunice W. Roberts, 95, Pierce City, died at 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 1996, at a Monett nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Roberts was born June 11, 1901, at Pierce City and was a lifetime area resident. She was a homemaker. 

She was a member of First Congregational Church, Pierce City; Pierce City Supper Club; Pierce City Garden Club; and Monett Collective Arts Club. 

Her husband, Ray Roberts, died June 3, 1995. 

Survivors include a son, William ``Bill'' Roberts, Salinas, Calif.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements are pending with Lakin Funeral Home, Pierce City. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lakin Funeral Home. 

Contributions may be made to Monett Health Care Alzheimer's Unit, in care of the funeral home. 

Luria Suth 

NEOSHO, Mo. Luria Suth, 91, 7444 Old Scenic Drive, died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 1996, at a local nursing home after a short illness. 

Mrs. Suth was born Feb. 26, 1905, at Joplin. She lived in Granby for 20 years before moving to Neosho. She was a retired seamstress for Granby Manufacturing. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary No. 534, Joplin. 

She married Bob Suth at Reno, Nev. He preceded her in death. 

Survivors include two sons, Neal Doty, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Robert Suth, Joplin; a daughter, Jeannine Dedrickson, Neosho; eight grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. 

The body will be cremated. No services are planned. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin. 

Tommie Tomblin 

CASSVILLE, Mo. Tommie Tomblin, 72, Cassville, died at 12:25 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 1996, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a short illness. 

Mrs. Tomblin was born Oct. 15, 1924, at Fairfax, Okla. She was a graduate of Fairfax High School. She lived in Ponca City, Okla., and Hutchinson, Kan., before moving to Cassville in 1964. She and her husband bought Tomblin Jewelry in Cassville in 1964. She was a member of First Christian Church, Cassville. 

She married Maurice Wayne Tomblin on Sept. 23, 1946, at Winfield, Kan. He died May 22, 1986. 

Survivors include two daughters, Chloe Nell Epperly and Dana Sue Kammerlohr, both of Cassville; and three grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church, Cassville. Gary Reed and Sid Allsbury, ministers, will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville. 

Pallbearers will be Charles Epperly, Cody Epperly, Chip Kammerlohr, Hank Lowe, Kent Stephenson and Steve Reid. 

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

Contributions may be made to Barry County Dare Program, in care of the funeral home.

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