Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries

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Freda Burks

Freda G. Burks, 86, Joplin, died at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997, at Freeman Hospital West after a short illness.

Mrs. Burks was born July 22, 1910, in Clyde, Texas. She moved to Joplin in 1994 from Sand Springs, Okla. She was a homemaker and a member of Church of Christ, Joplin.

She married A.W. Burks on Oct. 20, 1928, in Abilene, Texas. He survives.

Additional survivors include a son, John Burks, Abilene; four daughters, Dorthea Dawson, Lubbock, Texas, Helen Joyce Goodman, Indonesia, and Jayne Erwin and Judy Thompson, both of Joplin; a sister, Jane Ground, Dallas, Texas; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Parker Mortuary in Joplin. Patrick Peck, minister, will officiate. Burial will be at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery in Joplin.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The family will be at the home of a daughter.

Contributions may be made to Lafayette House in Joplin.

Paul Compton

James Paul Compton, 69, Joplin, died at 5:12 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center after a short illness.

Mr. Compton was born Feb. 15, 1927, in Joplin. He was a lifetime resident of the Saginaw community, south of Joplin. He had been employed by several area restaurants. He was a member of Saginaw Baptist Church.

Survivors include three brothers, Bob Compton, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Charles and Fred Compton, both of Saginaw.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Parker Mortuary in Joplin. The Rev. Freddie Wright will officiate. Burial will be in Saginaw Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mark Compton, Richard Houk, Ollie Gene Whitt, Junior Cox, Howard Erwin and Glen Erwin.

Contributions may be made to Southside Baptist Church building fund, in care of the funeral home.

The family will be at the home of Charles Compton.

Lee Goade

Lee Roy Goade, 74, 2830 W. 23rd St., died at 12:18 p.m. Thursday at Freeman Hospital West after a long illness.

Mr. Goade was born Aug. 8, 1922, at Diamond. He was a lifelong area resident. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a business agent for Tri-State Bakers, Joplin. He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church.

He married Emma Jean Hinkle on April 19, 1948, in Joplin. She survives.

Additional survivors include two sons, James Goade, Springfield, and David Goade, Fayetteville, Ark.; a daughter, Debra Smith, Tulsa, Okla.; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary. The Rev. Aaron Brown will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park cemetery.

Friends may call today until service time at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, in care of the funeral home.

Gordon Menhusen

Services for Gordon Minert Menhusen, 72, Tonganoxie, Kan., formerly of Joplin, who died Friday, were held Monday at Tonganoxie Christian Church.

Burial was in Jewell (Kan.) Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Quisenberry Funeral Home in Tonganoxie.

Merritt Theis

N. Merritt Theis, 90, Joplin, died at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997, at Freeman Hospital West after a short illness.

Mr. Theis was born April 7, 1906, in Helena. He moved to Joplin in 1946 from Omaha, Neb. He had been a salesman and accountant in the farm implement industry. He worked at the former Peerless Co., Sears Co. and J.I. Case Co., all of Joplin, and at Burgraff Co., Quapaw, Okla. He was a member of First Community Church in Joplin.

He married Marguerite L. Brand on Sept. 1, 1934, in Amity. She died Dec. 9, 1987.

Survivors include a daughter, Gwen Hunt, Webb City; and a sister, Marjorie Sander, St. Joseph.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Parker Mortuary, Joplin. Wayne VanGundy and the Rev. Brock Watson will officiate.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Osborn Evergreen Cemetery.

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

Contributions may be made to Spiva Center for the Arts, or the women's athletic program at Missouri Southern State College.

Joe Askins

MONETT, Mo. Joe B. Askins, 89, Monett, died at 1:23 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997, at Cox-Monett Hospital after an illness.

Mr. Askins was born on Aug. 30, 1907, at Verona. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Pierce City and Pierce City Senior Citizens.

He married Georgia Eskina on June 1, 1974. She died on Oct. 16, 1988.

Survivors include two sisters, Letta Brown, Aurora, and Leta Magers, Joplin.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lakin Funeral Chapel, Pierce City, with the Rev. Rick Osborn officiating. Burial will be at Monett IOOF Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral chapel.

Phyllis Bailey

NEOSHO, Mo. Phyllis B. Bailey, 79, 331 E. Daugherty Road, died at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997 at Freeman Neosho Hospital after a long illness.

Mrs. Bailey was born July 11, 1917 in Neosho. She lived in Neosho as a youth, then moved to Washington state, and later to Anchorage, Alaska. She returned to Neosho in 1990. While in Alaska, she owned and operated the Anchorage House of Music for 17 years. She was an accomplished musician and taught organ, piano and accordion. She also accompanied church choirs throughout her lifetime. She was a member of Neosho United Methodist Church.

She married DeWitt Bailey in 1958 in Anchorage. He survives. Also surviving are three sons, Mike Freed, Andover, Kan., and Marion Freed and Galen Freed Jr., both of Washington state; a stepson, Jim Bailey, Anchorage; two brothers, Dan Green, Springfield and Aaron Green, Tulsa; a sister, Melissa Crow, Wyandotte, Okla.; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Clark Funeral Home Chapel in Neosho. The Rev. J.C. Harp will officiate. Burial will be in Hazel Green Cemetery in the Boulder City community south of Neosho.

Sons and brothers will serve as pallbearers.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Jack Conley

NEVADA, Mo. Jack T. Conley, 50, Nevada, died Monday night, Dec. 30, 1996, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, after a sudden illness.

Mr. Conley was born Aug. 25, 1946, at Bakersfield, Calif. He grew up in Oroville, Calif., and was graduated from high school there. He moved to Nevada in 1991.

He was graduated from Sacramento (Calif.) State College.

He was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War.

He worked for the 3M Corp., Nevada, in medical sales.

He married Shirley A. Carpenter Conley on Nov. 26, 1988, at Las Vegas, Nev. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Tim A. Conley, Renton, Wash., and Mark C. Conley, Nevada; two daughters, Tara E. Conley and Megan C. Conley, both of Bolingbrook, Ill.; a stepdaughter, Julie M. Moonen, Bakersfield, Calif.; his mother, Ruby Green, Nevada; two sisters, Shirley Willhite, Bakersfield, and Eva Flohr, Challenge, Calif.; a brother, Tim Conley, Bakersfield; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with the Rev. DeWayne Flohr and William Cox officiating.

The body will be cremated.

Contributions may be made to East Bakersfield Lions Club, in care of the funeral home.

Joe Fanning

SHELDON, Mo. Joe E. Fanning, 78, Sheldon, died at 10:46 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 1996, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, after a short illness.

Mr. Fanning was born Nov. 28, 1918, in Dadeville. He was a longtime area resident. He moved to Sheldon in 1976 from California. He had been an electrical engineer at Hughes Aircraft in California. He retired from civil service in 1976. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a Lutheran.

His wife, Luz Hernandez, survives.

Additional survivors include two daughters, Elaine M. Fanning, Lawndale, Calif., and Mary K. Carpenter, Evergreen, Colo.; and a granddaughter.

The body has been cremated.

Private family services are planned for a later date.

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

Sarah Gibson

LOCKWOOD, Mo. Sarah Ellen Gibson, 86, Lockwood, died at 2 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997, at a local nursing home after an illness.

Mrs. Gibson was born June 17, 1910, in Dade County. She had been a cook for the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Lockwood. She was a member of Lockwood Christian Church.

Her husband, Clint Bowles, preceded her in death.

Her second husband, Eldon Gibson, also preceded her in death.

Survivors include a daughter, Betty J. Decker, Smithville, Texas; two sisters, Neva Holland, Napa, Calif., and Jewell Vaughan, Golden City; a grandchild; three great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lockwood Christian Church. The Rev. Jack Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Kinfs Point Cemetery, south of Lockwood.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Lockwood Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Nursing Home.

Leigh Grady

GOLDEN CITY, Mo. Leigh Grady, 20, Golden City, died at 11:42 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1996, from injuries she sustained in an auto accident in Joplin.

Miss Grady was born July 17, 1976, in Springfield. She was a nurse's aide. She was graduated in 1994 from Greenfield High School.

Surviving are a son, Jacob Redding, of the home; her mother, Linda Grady, Morrisville; her father, Ronald Grady, Springfield; three brothers, Ronald Dean Grady, Daniel Cole Grady and Nathaniel Jeraba Grady, all of Morrisville; a sister, Bobbi Jo Grady, Morrisville; maternal grandparents, Dora Dill and Herschel Dill, Greenfield; maternal great-grandmother, Hazel Fleeman, Greenfield; and paternal grandparents, William Grady and Sarah Grady, Halfway.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Greenfield Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Bob Dickey will officiate. Burial will be in Wetzell Cemetery, west of Greenfield.

Gradye Hailey

AVILLA, Mo. Gradye Margaret Hailey, 85, Avilla, died at 2:10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1996, at Independence (Mo.) Medical Center after a short illness.

Mrs. Hailey was born Feb. 18, 1911, in Macon, Ga. She moved to Avilla in 1937 from Bates County. She was a social worker for the state of Missouri from 1951 to 1964. She was a former 4-H leader and a member of Avilla United Methodist Church and Avilla Extension Club. She was graduated in 1932 from Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield.

She married Olan Hailey on Aug. 7, 1932, in Kansas City. He died in 1976.

Survivors include a son, Mack Hailey, Olathe, Kan.; three daughters, Ruth Ann Skelton, Independence, Mollie Martin, Avilla, and Alice Grote, Ardmore, Okla.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Avilla United Methodist Church. The Rev. David Brane and the Rev. Heno Head will officiate. Burial will be at Mars Hill Cemetery in Crane.

Arrangements are under the direction of Weng Funeral Chapel in Jasper.

Rozella Jensen

NEOSHO, Mo. Rozella Jensen, 89, Johnson, Kan., formerly of Neosho, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1996, at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital at Ulysses, Kan., after a sudden illness.

Ms. Jensen was born May 27, 1907, at Eagle Rock. She had lived in Johnson since 1982. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by two daughters, Maudie Chaffin, Johnson, Kan., and Eva Butler, Neosho; a son, Carroll Jensen, Sloan, Iowa; a brother, Wayne Smith, Oroville, Calif.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Figgins-Phillips Funeral Home in Johnson. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Maple Wood Cemetery at Exeter with the Rev. Mike Rhodes officiating. Friends may call after 8 a.m. Monday at Clark Funeral Home in Neosho.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home.

Dorothy Roberts

ANDERSON, Mo. Dorothy Speer Roberts, 84, Anderson, died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997, at Freeman Neosho Hospital after a short illness.

Mrs. Roberts was born June 20, 1912, at Severy, Kan. She moved to Anderson in 1960 from Tyrone, Okla.

She was a Methodist.

She was a member of Elk River Country Club, Noel. She was a member of the Women's International Bowling Congress.

She married James A. Roberts on Nov. 18, 1935, at Hutchinson, Kan. He survives.

Other survivors include a son, James D. Roberts, Willard; two daughters, Darlene Anderson and Janet Washam, both of Anderson; 13 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson, with the Rev. Dean Royce officiating. Burial will be in Peace Valley Cemetery, Anderson.

Grandsons will be pallbearers: John Eric Washam, Michael Dwayne Roberts, Keith E. Foster, Justin Washam and Robert Jordan.

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

Contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.

Edythe Rothman



GOODMAN, Mo. Edythe F. Rothman, 78, Goodman, died at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a long illness.

Mrs. Rothman was born Dec. 9, 1918, in Venton, Kan. She and her husband owned and operated Pineville Feed Store for seven years. She had been an emergency medical technician for two years for McDonald County Ambulance.

She married Bud Rothman on Oct. 4, 1947 in Wichita, Kan. He died Nov. 12, 1989.

Survivors include a son, Gene Rothman, Seneca; a sister, Hazel Threadkell, Wichita, Kan.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Valley View Church in Pineville. The Rev. Larry Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Pineville Cemetery.

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

Harold Shere

ANDERSON, Mo. Harold Shere, 73, Anderson route 1, died at 7:04 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997, at Gravette (Ark.) Hospital after an illness.

Mr. Shere was born Dec. 22, 1923, in Welch, Okla. He moved to Anderson in 1985 from Galena, Kan. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He had been a farmer and truck driver for Hubel Sands in Galena.

Survivors include four sons, Harold James Shere, Galena, Kan., Ronald Shere, La Salle, Mich., and Ricky Shere and Randy Shere, both of Anderson; a daughter, Caroline Sue Roberson, Anderson; three brothers, Eugene Shere, Coffeyville, Okla., Dale Shere, Galena, and Jack Shere, Hollywood, Calif.; a sister, Hazel Redford, Miami, Okla.; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are pending with Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Picher.

Wilba Sutton Jr.

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. Wilba Sutton Jr., 45, Conway, Ark., died Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997, at Washington Regional Hospital, Fayetteville, from injuries sustained in a traffic accident near Conway on Dec. 30.

Mr. Sutton's parents, Wilba and Dorothy Sutton Sr., live at 216 Fairway Drive, Carl Junction.

Mr. Sutton was born May 31, 1951, at Radford, Va. He was a computer programmer for Axion Corp.

He was a Methodist.

In addition to his parents, survivors include a brother, Eric Sutton, Tulsa, Okla., and a sister, Jeniffer Ludy, Joplin.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Simpson Funeral Home, Carl Junction. The Rev. Bob Simon will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin.

Friends may call after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

John Turner

MONETT, Mo. John S. Turner, 86, 205 W. Cleveland, died at 11:57 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1996, at his home after a short illness.

Mr. Turner was born Dec. 6, 1910, in Pierce City. He was a longtime area resident. He had been a salesman for D.B. Hall Grocery Wholesale and worked in the grocery business for more than 40 years. He retired in 1980. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Monett.

He married Jewell E. Vogt on Feb. 1, 1934, in Monett. She died Dec. 14, 1983.

Survivors include a son, Jack Turner, New Brighton, Minn.; a daughter, Jerrie Ann Gooch, Wichita, Kan.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. The Rev. John Braun will officiate. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Monett.

The rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday with visitation to follow at Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett.

Contributions may be made to St. Lawrence Catholic School, in care of the funeral home.

Jerry Lloyd

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. Jerry E. Lloyd, 58, 523 W. 15th St., died at 5:53 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 1996, at his home after a long illness.

Mr. Lloyd was born Dec. 19, 1938 in Los Angeles, Calif. He moved to Baxter Springs eight years ago from Columbus. He retired in 1979 as a hard rock miner. He was a member of several local music bands that played in area clubs.

He married Mareana M. Low on June 18, 1990, in Miami. She survives.

Additional survivors include two stepdaughters, Charlotte Low, Baxter Springs, and Denise Graham, Pittsburg; three brothers, Tom Lloyd, Joplin, Mo., Ron Lloyd, Grandview, Mo., and Paul Lloyd, Webb City, Mo.; a sister, Barbara Haldeman, Plano, Texas; and two stepgrandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Baxter Cemetery.

Charlotte Low will deliver the eulogy.

Contributions may be made to Mount Carmel Hospice, in care of Derfelt's Baxter Chapel, Baxter Springs.

Joe Collier Sr.

MIAMI, Okla. Joseph N. ``Joe'' Collier Sr., 72, 424 13th St. N.E., Miami, died at 9:18 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1996, at Hillcrest Medical Center, Tulsa, after an illness.

Mr. Collier was born Nov. 12, 1924, at Henryetta. He lived in Miami for the past 30 years.

He retired from B.F. Goodrich in 1986 after working there 20 years.

He was a member of United Methodist Church, Commerce, the Scottish Rite of Free Masonry Valley, Tulsa, and Masonic Lodge No. 111, Cushing. He was a 32nd degree Mason.

He married Norma Evans on June 23, 1954, at Tulsa. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Joseph Collier Jr., Miami; three daughters, Patty Cline, Miami, Lori Branham, Wagoner, and Tammy Collier, Siloam Springs, Ark.; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami. Masonic rites will be conducted by Joe Ewers. The body will be cremated after the services.

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

Norma Duff

MIAMI, Okla. Norma Lynn Bryant Duff, 45, 41 N. Main, died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997, at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, after a brief illness.

Her death is under investigation by the Tulsa Medical Examiner. An autopsy was performed.

Mrs. Duff was born Feb. 3, 1951, in Miami. She recently returned to Miami from Stillwater. She was a homemaker and a Methodist.

Survivors include two sons, Rob Dew, Bentonville, Ark., and Jeremiah Duff, Overland Park, Kan.; three daughters, Stacey Dew, Rose, and Megan Duff and Mariah Duff, both of Overland Park; her father, Darrell Bryant, Chandler, Texas; a sister, Shari Julian, Commerce; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami. Doug Williams will officiate.

The body will be cremated after the services.

Evalyn Ellis

FAIRLAND, Okla. Evalyn Ellis, 82, Fairland, died at 12:36 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997, at Baptist Regional Medical Center, Miami, after a long illness.

Mrs. Ellis was born Nov. 3, 1914, in Pawhuska. She moved to Fairland in 1963 from Oklahoma City. She was a housewife and a member of Fairland Flower Club and First Baptist Church, Fairland.

Her husband, Ray Ellis, died Sept. 18, 1972.

Survivors include two sons, Ray Ellis, Fairland, and John Ellis, Stotts City, Mo.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fairland Cemetery. The Rev. Ron Mimms will officiate.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Jim Thomas Funeral Home in Miami.

Zelma Huggins

GROVE, Okla. Zelma Alva Huggins, 85, Grove, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997 at a Grove nursing home after a long illness.

Mrs. Huggins was born Sept. 18, 1911, near Afton. She was a lifelong resident of the Grove area. She was a schoolteacher and had worked in the Zena, Cleora and White Oaks schools. She was a member of Hickory Grove Church and Order of Eastern Star, Grove.

She married George Solon Huggins on Nov. 10, 1934 at Picher. He survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Robert James Huggins, Grove, and George Tom Huggins, Albuquerque, N.M.; four daughters, Majel Dawn Akers, Grove, Leila Coleen Woods, Miami, Lawana Kay McLean, Williamston, N.C., and Zelma Eileen Hardy, Owasso; two sisters, Verna Faye Moranda, Los Angeles, Calif., and Ina Nevers, Stockton, Calif.; a brother, Homer James Johnson, Miami; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hickory Grove Community Center. The Rev. Ron Cross will officiate. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery. Arrangements are under direction of Worley-Lugenbuel Funeral Home, Grove.

Blue Kelley

COMMERCE, Okla. Howard B. ``Blue'' Kelley, 96, 205 N. Cedar St., Commerce, died at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997, at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, after an illness.

Mr. Kelley was born Oct. 1, 1900, at Blairsville, Ga. He had lived in Commerce since 1981, when he moved from North Miami.

He was a superintendent for Fenix Sisson Construction Co., Tulsa, and was a superintendent of lead and zinc mining in Picher.

He was a member of North Miami Assembly of God Church and of the church's men's quartet.

He married Allie Chastain on April 1, 1917, at Blairsville. She died Nov. 18, 1991.

Survivors include a son, Beuford Kelley, Commerce; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

A son and a daughter preceded him in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami, with Bob Harrison, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, northwest of Treece, Kan.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

Maxine Kerby

MIAMI, Okla. Maxine V. Borgmann Kerby, 73, 2525 N. Elm St., Miami, died at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997, at a Commerce nursing home after a long illness.

Mrs. Kerby was born Oct. 7, 1923, at Shelton, Neb. She had lived in the Miami area most of her life.

She was a secretary for Katner-Mills Auto Supply, Miami, for several years and worked for H.D. Lee Garment Co. for 20 years.

She was a member of Northwest Baptist Church, Miami.

She married John Leslie Jones on Nov. 14, 1921, at Kearney, Neb. He died on July 31, 1968. She married W.R. Kerby on June 18, 1976, at Welch. He survives.

Other survivors include a son, Carl Eugene Jones, Chetopa, Kan.; three daughters, Mary Allsbury, Cassville, Mo., Edna Duvall, Welch, and Linda McCord, Commerce; a stepson, Wendell Ray Kerby, Rockford, Ill.; three stepdaughters, Sharon Reed and Connie Stines, both of Belvidere, Ill., and Debra Colvin, Durand, Ill., her mother, Maybell Mowrey, Grand Island, Neb.; four brothers, Clarence Borgmann and Ernest Borgmann, both of Shelton, Neb., Rudy Borgmann, Albany, Ore., and Arthur Borgmann, Grand Island; a sister, Lillian Green, Fort Dodge, Iowa; 11 grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Northwest Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dale Rogers and Sid Allsbury officiating. Burial will be in Glen Abbey Memorial Gardens, east of Miami.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons Craig Duvall, Sam McCord Jr., Randy Allsbury, John Allsbury, Brian Garrett, Melvin Boyce Jr., Troy Powell and Greg Corona.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.

Eddie King

MIAMI, Okla. Edwin L. ``Eddie'' King, 43, Miami, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997, at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, after an illness.

Mr. King was born Aug. 8, 1953, in Fairland. He was a longtime area resident and a member of Miami First Baptist Church, where he attended a Sunday school class. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion in Miami.

Survivors include his mother, Vivian Lorene King, of the home; and two sisters, Beverly Fox and Donna Wooldridge, both of Miami.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Miami First Baptist Church. The Rev. Granville Watson will officiate. Burial will be in Glen-Abbey Cemetery, Miami.

Contributions may be made to Miami First Baptist Church, in care of Jim Thomas Funeral Home in Miami.

Jody Morrison

JAY, Okla. Joseph Henry ``Jody'' Morrison, 61, Jay, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997, at Gravette (Ark.) Medical Center after a long illness.

Mr. Morrison was born Dec. 28, 1935, near Jay. He was a welder and an Army veteran.

He married Imogean Rutherford on Dec. 5, 1953. She died Jan. 31, 1968. He married Bonnie Black on March 5, 1972, in Noel. She survives.

Also surviving are four daughters, Debbie Wood, Sapulpa, Okla., Vicki Collon, Fayetteville, Ark., and Stephanie Grant and Joanie Morrison, both of Jay; a stepson, Jim Asher, Jay; three brothers, James Morrison and Richard Morrison, both of Jay, and Clifford Morrison, Owasso; two sisters, Gracie Dick, Jay, and Dorothy Kenny, Kenwood; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Duffield Cemetery under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Pickup will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Doug January, Watie Foreman, Grant Johnson, Rusty Johnson, Richie Morrison and Edward Morrison.

Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion post of Jay.

Tonney Riley

GROVE, Okla. Services for Tonney Atchel ``Tony'' Riley, 83, Grove, who died Wednesday, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Fairland.

The Rev. Kenneth McFadden will officiate.

Burial will be in Fairland Cemetery.

Military graveside rites will be conducted by the members of the Northeast Oklahoma Veterans Funeral Detail.

Pallbearers will be Justin Riley, Bill Riley, Dell Vanderpool, Andrew Riley, Jerry Vanderpool, Richard Wright Jr., Samuel Riley, Robert Wright and Michael Riley.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Fairland.


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