Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Howard Campbell 

Howard Campbell, 77, West Covina, Calif., formerly of Joplin, died about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, 1996, at his home after a sudden illness. 

Mr. Campbell was born April 19, 1919, at Sarcoxie. He was a retired Union Pacific railroad worker. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, West Covina. 

Survivors include his wife, Florence Campbell, West Covina; a son, Wayne Campbell, West Covina; a daughter, Lynn Misch, Anaheim, Calif.; two brothers, Roy Campbell, Joplin, and Bob Campbell, Anaheim; and four grandchildren. 

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, West Covina. Burial will be in Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Calif. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Turner-Stephen Funeral Home, Whittier. 

Lucille Cox 

Lucille K. Cox, 89, 2208 Delaware Ave., died at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center after an illness. 

Mrs. Cox was born May 9, 1907, at Aurora. She was a lifetime resident of the Joplin area. She was a homemaker and a member of Friendship Baptist Church, Joplin. 

She married Robert L. Cox on June 2, 1926, at Carthage. He died March 18, 1968. 

Survivors include three sons, Norman ``Bud'' Cox, Westmont, Ill., Lowell Cox, Lockport, Ill., and Tom Cox, Joplin; three daughters, Marilyn ``Muff'' Knorpp and Iris Kinkade, both of Joplin, and Linda Sargent, San Diego, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. 

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Forest Park Cemetery. The Rev. Keith Jackson will officiate. 

The casket will be closed at all times. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Mason-Woodard Mortuary. 

The family will be at the home of a daughter, Iris Kinkade, 2222 Delaware Ave. 

Contributions may be made to Friendship Baptist Church. 

Janet Martindill 

Graveside services for Janet T. Martindill, 38, 4618 Highway NN, Joplin, who died Saturday, will be at 2 p.m. today at Fairview Cemetery. 

Ed Hahn, minister, will officiate. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary. 

Ruth Whited 

Ruth P. Gastineau Whited, 75, Joplin, died at 8:25 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, 1996, at a Joplin nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Whited was born Feb. 15, 1921, at Wheeling. She lived in Joplin most of her life. She owned and operated a beauty shop at her home and had been manager of the beauty shop in the former Macy's department store in Joplin for many years. She also had worked on the line at the former Parsons (Kan.) Army Ammunition Plant for 15 years. She retired in 1983. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Joplin. 

She married Fred Gastineau on June 21, 1947, at Columbus, Kan. He died Jan. 7, 1955. 

Survivors include a son, Richard W. Parks, Federal Way, Wash.; four sisters, Bulah Hillsman, Overland Park, Kan., Margaret Dye, Carrollton, Minnie Narr, Kansas City, and Opal James, Chillicothe; and two grandsons. 

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Parker Mortuary. The Rev. Brian Pruett will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Rick Parks, Dalton Hess, Larry Martin, Russ Hooten, Russ Moser and Ted Faulkner. 

The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the mortuary. 

The family will be at the home of Helen Hawkins, 2210 S. Highview Ave. 

Contributions may be made to Grace Baptist Church, in care of the mortuary. 

Roy Woods 

Roy N. Woods, 74, 2301 Meadow Lane, died at 5:35 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Mr. Woods was born Feb. 14, 1922, at Kansas City. He had lived in Joplin most of his life. He was a construction laborer. He retired in 1980. 

He was a member of First Gospel Workers Church and Earl J. Bruton Post No. 534, Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was an Army veteran of World War II. 

He married Eva Fleming on Oct. 26, 1940, in Joplin. She survives. 

Additional survivors include three sons, Ron Woods, Loma Linda, Calif., and Richard Woods and Donald Woods, both of Joplin; a daughter, Linda Doty, Modesto, Calif.; a sister, Dora Williams, Burkburnett, Texas; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Richard Woods, Bill Lett, Jim Lett, H.C. Johnson, Bob Day and Timmy Whitney. 

Dorothy Baum 

WEBB CITY, Mo. Dorothy C. Baum, 79, route 1, Webb City, died at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1996, at a local nursing home after an illness of several years. 

Mrs. Baum was born Nov. 14, 1917, near Salem. She moved to Webb City in 1958 from Salem. She was employed as a nurse's aid at the former Jane Chinn Hospital, Webb City, and the former Elmhurst Nursing Home, Webb City. She was a member of the former Harmony Baptist Church, Webb City, now Liberty Baptist Church. 

Survivors include a son, Glen Baum, Climax Springs; three daughters, Judy Selby, Joplin, Barbara Smith, Harrison, Ark., and Donna Farthing, Humansville; a sister, Eva Privett, Salem; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home, Webb City. The Rev. Bob Easton will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City. 

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 

Joseph Davidson 

CASSVILLE, Mo. Joseph Orville Davidson, 91, Houston, Texas, a former resident of Cassville, died at 7:05 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, 1996, at the hospice at Texas Medical Center, Houston, after a long illness. 

Mr. Davidson was born July 21, 1905, in Oak Hill, Ark. He was graduated from Eureka Springs High School in 1925. He retired in 1972 as a welder and jig builder for Lockheed Aircraft Corp., Burbank, Calif., where he had lived. He moved to Houston in 1990 from Cassville. He was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. 

He married Louise Weight on Dec. 29, 1939, in Las Vegas, Nev. She died Sept. 22, 1993. 

Survivors include a son, Joseph O. Davidson Jr., Houston, Texas; and a granddaughter. 

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Oak Hill Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Ark. Robert Pointer, president, will officiate. 

Contributions may be made to the hospice at Texas Medical Center, in care of Williamson Funeral Home, Cassville. 

Ruby Enlow 

FAIRVIEW, Mo. Ruby Belle Eden Enlow, 88, Fairview, died at 3:20 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1996, at a Monett nursing home after a short illness. 

Mrs. Enlow was born March 7, 1908, in Barry County. She was a lifetime area resident. 

She was a retired cook for Stella and Fairview schools. 

She was a member of First Baptist Church, Fairview. 

She married Virgil Lee Enlow at Fairview. He died on April 7, 1967. 

Survivors include two sons, Lloyd Wayne Enlow, Wentworth, and Edward L. Enlow, Kansas City; a daughter, Rowena Christine Lakten, Bates City; a sister, Jewell Huffmaster, Springfield; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett, with the Rev. Jean Latshaw officiating. Burial will be in Dice Cemetery, Fairview. 

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

Clarence Goodson 

SARCOXIE, Mo. Clarence M. Goodson, 93, route 2, died at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a year-long illness. 

Mr. Goodson was born Dec. 29, 1902, in Humansville. He was a longtime Sarcoxie resident. He retired in 1965 from the Frisco Railroad, where he worked for 35 years. He was a Baptist. 

He married Mary Jewel Ipock on March 28, 1928, in Carthage. She died May 30, 1992. 

Survivors include three sons, Tommy Goodson, Sarcoxie, Robert Goodson, Joplin, and Gary Goodson, Dallas, Texas; three daughters, Linda Goodson, Sarcoxie, Evelyn Davis, Joplin, and Katherine Walters, Bingen, Wash.; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. 

Services are pending with Housh Funeral Home, Sarcoxie. 

Elva Jennings 

GREENFIELD, Mo. Elva H. Jennings, 88, Greenfield, died at 1:25 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1996, in a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Jennings was born Dec. 8, 1907, in Dade County. She moved to Greenfield in 1974 from Visalia, Calif. She was a homemaker and a member of the Christian Church, Visalia. She attended Greenfield Church of Christ. 

She married Troy Jennings on July 2, 1927, in Visalia. He survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, C. Clinton Jennings, Cupertino, Calif.; a daughter, Leona Sutton, Greenfield; a brother, Bill Heaton, Palm Springs, Calif.; two sisters, Leta Gerrard, Mount View, Calif., Edith McMasters, Greenfield; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Greenfield Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Harold Mayes will officiate. Burial will be in Dadeville Masonic Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Dale Jennings, Charlie Killingsworth, Glenn Jennings, Paul Jennings, Bud Jennings, and Mark Robertson. 

Contributions may be made to the Springfield Community Blood Bank, or to the donor's choice, in care of the funeral home. 

Kathryn Sutton 

MONETT, Mo. Kathryn Ann Sutton, 42, 200 Park St., died at 6:18 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1996, at Cox Monett Hospital after a long illness. 

Mrs. Sutton was born Feb. 21, 1954, in Monett. She was a lifelong area resident. She was a graphic artist for Friend Tire Print Shop, Monett, and had formerly worked in the news and advertising department for the Monett Times newspaper. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Monett. 

She married Mike Sutton on April 23, 1981, in Monett. He survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Eric L. Spyres, Monett; two stepsons, Philip Sutton, Monett, and Charles Sutton, Phoenix, Ariz.; a brother, Eric T. Spyres, Mansfield; a sister, Nancy Sooter, Crocker; her father, Eric C. Spyres, Monett; and a grandchild. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett. Dr. Michael Block will officiate. Burial will be in Spring River Cemetery, Verona. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 

Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, in care of the funeral home. 

Joseph Wheeler 

GOLDEN CITY, Mo. Joseph Forest Wheeler, 77, Golden City, died at 9:45 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 1996, at a Lockwood nursing home after a long illness. 

Mr. Wheeler was born Dec. 17, 1919, in Barton County. He was a lifelong area resident and a farmer. He was graduated in 1937 from Lamar High School. He served in the Navy at Okinawa and Iwo Jima from 1944 to 1946. He was a member of Golden City United Methodist Church. 

Survivors include two brothers, Elbert Wheeler, of the home, and Robert Wheeler, Brownsville, Texas; and a sister, Helen Baskett, Fayette. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Lohmeyer-Konantz Funeral Home, Lamar. The Rev. Jack Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Grove Cemetery, south of Lamar. 

Pallbearers will be Jerry Stump, Glen Stump, Joe Stump, Gene Harris, Rodney Harris, and John Lawrence. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 

Rickie Bennett 

PARSONS, Kan. Rickie L. Bennett, 38, Parsons, died at 11 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 1996, at his home after an illness. 

Mr. Bennett was born Jan. 20, 1958, in Wichita. He moved to Parsons in 1996 from Pittsburg. He retired in 1995 from Ace Electric Co., Columbus, because of ill health. He was a member of the Baptist Church, Weir. 

Survivors include his mother, Charlotte Fredricks, Pittsburg; and his maternal grandparents, Ross and Opal Bennett. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Weir. The Rev. James Shope will officiate. Burial will be in Council Corners Cemetery, Cherokee County. 

Pallbearers will be Greg Jones, Doug Jones, Mark Bennett, Shannon McKee, Rocky Gray and Fred Bennett. 

Hazel Case 

COMMERCE, Okla. Hazel Ilo Case, Commerce, died at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 1996, at Miami Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, after an extended illness. 

Mrs. Case was born in Hazel Green, Mo. She was graduated in 1924 from Picher High School. She was a member of Rebekka Lodge in Colorado and North Miami Christian Church, Miami. She was employed as a secretary in insurance offices in Colorado and was a manager for several restaurants in South Dakota. 

Her husband, Marlin Case, preceded her in death. 

Survivors include a son, Gene H. Highley, Commerce; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in GAR Cemetery, Miami. Greg Morrel will officiate. 

Grandsons and son will serve as pallbearers. 

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Paul Thomas Chapel, Miami. 

Mary Ledbetter 

PICHER, Okla. Mary I. Ledbetter, 86, 101 E. Devilliers Circle, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1996, at a local nursing home after an extended illness. 

Mrs. Ledbetter was born Dec. 27, 1909, in Chelsea. She was a homemaker. 

Her husband, Nolan Ledbetter, preceded her in death Aug. 3, 1987. 

A daughter also preceded her in death. 

Survivors include a sister, Dorothy White, Reno, Nev.; and a great- granddaughter. 

Services are pending with Paul-Thomas Funeral Home, Picher.

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