Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Virgie Brumfield 

NEOSHO, Mo. Virgie Spears Brumfield, 88, 330 S. Wood St., died at 12:10 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, 1996, at Neosho nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Brumfield was born Sept. 1, 1908, in Pearl River County, Miss. She came to this area in 1960. She had worked in the school lunch program in Poplarville, Miss. She was a housewife and homemaker, and a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church, Neosho. 

She married Ottis Brumfield in 1926 in Mississippi. He died in 1967. 

Survivors include three sons, O.T. Brumfield, Neosho, Lance Brumfield, Houston, Texas, and Larry Brumfield, Mount Vernon; a daughter, Shirley Copling, McNeil Miss.; a brother, Tommy Spears, McNeil, Miss.; a sister, Winnie M. Rester, Poplarville, Miss; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. 

She had one daughter who preceded her in death. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. The Rev. Allen Brock and the Rev. Terry Swagerty will officiate. Burial will be in Neosho Memorial Park Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Bob Lyttle, Joe Rosell, Bud Powell, Joe Manz, Dale Bond and Dallas Kelly. 

The family will be at the home of O.T. Brumfield, 1016 W. Hill St., Neosho. 

Friends may call after 1 p.m. today until 6 p.m. at Clark Funeral Home. 

Grace Coons 

WEBB CITY, Mo. Grace Coons, 83, Webb City, died at 2:44 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 1996, at Freeman Hospital West, after a brief illness. 

Mrs. Coons was born on Dec. 28, 1912, at Sparta. She worked at Big Smith Shirt Co., Webb City, and was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Webb City. 

She married Elmer Coons on Oct. 28, 1939. He died Feb. 18, 1956. 

Surviving is a sister, Lillie Boyd, Webb City. 

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin. Calvin St. Clair and Bertha E. Boyd, ministers, will officiate. 

Pallbearers will be Tom Maxwell Jr., Henry Norman, Charles Boyd, Jack Boyd, Bobby Boyd and Charles Jackson. 

The family may call at Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City, after 9 a.m. Monday. 

Minnie L. Estep 

PINEVILLE, Mo. Minnie L. Estep, 70, Pineville route 2, died at 11:02 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 1996, at her home after a long illness. 

She was born Oct. 9, 1926, at Southwest City. She was raised in Gravette, Ark., then lived in Nevada before returning to McDonald County 17 years ago. Her husband, Noah Estep, died on May 16, 1996. 

She is survived by a daughter, Brenda Russell, Pineville; a step-daughter, Lorene Rogers, Lanagan; a stepson, Richard Estep, Dateland, Ariz., and numerous grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Witter Cemetery, Witter, Ark. The Rev. Bob Howard will officiate. Friends may call from noon to 6 p.m. today at Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson. 

Alice Harlen 

WEBB CITY, Mo. Alice A. Harlen, 74, a former Webb City resident, died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 1996, at a Carthage nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Harlen was born Dec. 5, 1922, at Asbury. She lived in Webb City most of her life. 

She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Carthage. 

She married Willard Harlen on Dec. 13, 1939. He died March 30, 1993. 

Survivors include five sons, Tommy Harlen, Franklinton, La.; Richard Harlen, Estacada, Ore., Raymond Harlen, East Wenatchee, Wash., Larry Harlen, Carthage, and Jack Harlen, Galena, Kan.; five daughters, Lillie Witt, Webb City, Lela Fidler, Carterville, and Glenda Pollard, Mary Shepard and Dorothy Melton, all of Carthage; a sister, Gladys Stroud, Gresham, Ore., 22 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Webb City Cemetery, with the Rev. Bill Scott officiating. 

Burial is under the direction of Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home, Webb City. 

Pallbearers will be Rusty Melton, Ivan Fidler, Kenneth Pollard, Gayle Witt, Don Shepard, and Spencer Thompson. 

Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Monday. 

Jim Mathews 

LANAGAN, Mo. James F. ``Jim'' Mathews, 55, Lanagan route 1, died at 12:10 p.m. Friday. Dec. 6, 1996 at Gravette Hospital, Gravette, Ark., after a sudden illness. 

Mr. Mathews was born Feb. 27, 1941 at Noel. He lived in area all of his life. He served in the Army. 

Survivors include four sons, Pete Mathews, J. Mathews, Sherman Mathews and Donald Rose, all of Lanagan; three daughters, Syprina Claxton, Anderson, Karen Rooney, state of Georgia, and Dana Foote, state of Alabama; four brothers, Sherman Mathews, Carterville, Alva Mathews, J.W. Mathews, both of Lanagan, and Henry Mathews, state of Idaho; four sisters, Dixie Pogue, Sulphur Springs, Ark., Hazel Barth, Southwest City, and Mary McKinney and Shirley Ethridge, both of Lanagan; and 12 grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Butler Creek Cemetery, south of Noel. Officiating will be the Rev. John Divine. 

Friends may call at Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson from noon to 6 p.m. today. The family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m. today. 

Mercedes O'Connor 

CARTHAGE, Mo. Mercedes O'Connor, 75, Carthage, died at 5:16 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 1996 at the McCune-Brooks Hospital emergency room after a short illness. 

Mrs. O'Connor was born Sept. 19, 1921, in Warrensburg. She had lived in Carthage since 1959. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church, Carthage. 

She married John W. O'Connor on June 6, 1940 in Holden, Mo. He died on Dec. 2, 1979. 

Survivors include a son, Terry O'Connor, Joplin; a brother, Cecil Brandt, Warrensburg; three sisters, Lucille Bernoit, St. Clairsville, Ohio, Donna Pence, Independence, and Opal Carter, Warrensburg; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ulmer Funeral Home, with the Rev. S. Ray Crews officiating. Burial will be at Park Cemetery, Carthage. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 

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

Clara V. Pilcher 

NEVADA, Mo. Clara V. Pilcher, 87, Nevada, died at the Nevada Regional Medical Center after a short illness. 

Mrs. Pilcher was born Jan. 27, 1909, in Sheldon. She was a lifelong resident of Nevada and Vernon County. She was active in volunteer work, having volunteered her time for Mercy Hospital in Kansas City as well as various veterans' hospitals in Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma. 

She was married to Clarence M. Pilcher on Feb. 23, 1928 in Nevada. He died in 1974. 

She is survived by four sons, Dan Pilcher and Albert ``Duck'' Pilcher, both of Nevada, Elmo Pilcher, Milo, and Dean Pilcher, Horton; a daughter, Edna Olson, Horton; a brother Wayne Glover, Fall River, Kan.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. 

Two sons preceded her in death. 

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ferry Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Olive Branch Cemetery, Milo. Friends may call until service time at Ferry Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vernon County Cancer Relief Fund. 

Dorothy Twyman 

CARTHAGE, Mo. Graveside services for Dorothy M. Twyman, who died Friday, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Park Cemetery, Carthage. 

Arrangements are under direction of Knell Mortuary, Carthage. 

Iris Walker 

CARTERVILLE, Mo. Iris C. Walker, 80, Republic, formerly of Carterville, died at 7:50 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 1996, at Cox Hospital South, Springfield, after a long illness. 

Mrs. Walker was born May 29, 1916, at Webb City. She was a homemaker. She had lived in Carterville most of her life. She had lived nine years in Republic. 

She married the Rev. C. Fred Walker on May 17, 1936. He died Jan. 26, 1987. 

She was a member of Brookline Baptist Church, near Republic. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Webb City. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City. 

Survivors include a son, Charles Fred Walker Jr., Republic; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. 

Pallbearers will be Mike Brown, Allen Brown, Dennis Washam, Danny White, Charles Whitlow and Christopher Haysler. 

Friends may call any time after 9 a.m. Monday at Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City. 

Goldie Wilkinson 

MONETT, Mo. Goldie Ann Wilkinson, 93, Monett, died at 11:20 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 1996, at a Monett nursing home after a short illness. 

Mrs. Wilkinson was born Oct. 22, 1903, in Joplin. She lived most of her life in Monett and Barry County. 

She was a homemaker and a charter member of Christ United Methodist Church, Monett. 

She married James Arthur Owens on Oct. 29, 1921. He died in 1962. She married Fred Wilkinson on April 9, 1972. He died July 3, 1972. 

Survivors include two sons, Robert Owens and Lloyd Wayne Owens, both of Monett, 15 grandchildren, 35 grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m., Monday at the Buchanan Chapel with the Rev. Anna Hall officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Buchanan Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church. 

Larry Williams 

CARTERVILLE, Mo. Larry D. Williams, 48, Howard, Kan. a former Carterville resident, died at 9:34 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Hospital, Wichita, Kan. after a short illness. 

Mr. Williams was born April 17, 1948, at Waco. He was raised in Lawton, Kan. He lived in the Carterville area several years before moving to Howard, Kan. in June. 

He was a graduate of the Columbus High School, Columbus, Kan. He received a bachelor's degree from Missouri Southern State College and his master's degree from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kan. 

He was employed as the principal of the Moline Elementary School, Moline, Kan., and was a former principal and school teacher in Independence, Kan., Wichita, Sarcoxie and Miami, Okla. He was a member of the Community Chapel Church of Joplin, the Carterville Masonic Lodge No. 401 AF&AM, National Teachers Association and also the National Federation of School Administrators. 

Survivors include two sisters, Ruth Logan, Carterville, and Delores Hodge, Lawton; and a brother, Verl Alumbaugh, Neosho. 

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mason-Woodard Chapel, with the Rev. Ronald Dean officiating. Burial will be in the Waco Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Lawrence Garrison, Terry Stanley, Steve Gannaway, Morris Cleveland, Jerry Lewis and Andy Booth. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Mason-Woodard Chapel. The family will be at the home of an uncle, Phil Williams, 1908 W. Fifth St., Webb City. 

Alfred Winkler 

JERICO SPRINGS, Mo. Alfred H. Winkler, 94, died at 11:05 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 1996, at Barton County Memorial Hospital, Lamar, after a short illness. 

Mr. Winkler was born July 12, 1902, in Saline County. He was a farmer. 

He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Lamar. 

He married Wanda Lee Farmer on Feb. 22, 1941, at Nevada. She died April 16, 1992. 

Survivors include two sons, Darrell Winkler and Laroy Winkler, both of Jerico Springs; two daughters, Peggy Sangster, Lockwood, and Betty Moore, Liberal; a brother, Walter Allen, Springfield; a sister, Edna Kold, Temple Hills, Md.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lockwood Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, north of Lockwood. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 

Donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. 

Wanda Wolf 

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. Wanda L. Wolf, 70, Mount Vernon, died at 7:40 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 1996, at the Missouri Rehabilitation Center, Mount Vernon, after a short illness. 

Mrs. Wolf was born May 11, 1926, at Clever. She was a postal worker in Kansas City for five years. 

She was a member of the Assemblies of God Church on the Loop, Mount Vernon. 

She married Don Wolf on Sept. 4, 1973, at Miami, Okla. He died in August 1992. 

Survivors include a son, Jerry Evatt, Mount Vernon; five brothers, Lloyd Evatt, Springfield, Harold Evatt, Odessa, Bill Evatt, Kansas City, Bob Evatt, Mount Vernon, and Paul Evatt, Joplin; five sisters, Helen Scott, state of Texas, Florence Payne, Aurora, Shirley Smith, Orlando, Fla., Oleta Morgan and Stella Snell, both of Mount Vernon. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, Mount Vernon. The Rev. Tom Jackson will officiate. Burial will be in Sharon Cemetery, Drexel. 

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

Contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri, in care of the funeral home. 

Pauline Boehm 

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. Pauline Boehm, 87, 1448 Lincoln Ave., died at 4:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, at her home after a sudden illness. 

Mrs. Boehm was born on April 2, 1909, in Dearing, Kan. She had lived in Baxter Springs for a year, moving from Riverton. She had lived there since 1940. She was a member of the First Christ Church, Baxter Springs. She was also a member of the Loyal Partners Sunday School Class. 

She married William Edward Boehm on July 3, 1927 in Tyro, Kan. He died Nov. 6, 1988. 

Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Slease, Granbury, Texas; two sisters, Louise Beeman and Jean Stumbaugh, both of Baxter Springs; a granddaughter; and a great-granddaughter. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Derfelt' Baxter Chapel, Baxter Springs. The Rev. Ed Snider will officiate. Burial will be in Osborne Memorial Cemetery, Joplin. 

Pallbearers will be Stan Beeman, Dean Stumbaugh, Marvin Sills, Floyd SteeleJr., Lowell Dickerson and LeRoy Cooper. 

Contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, Baxter Springs. 

Elizabeth Points 

GALENA, Kan. Services for Elizabeth J. Points, 29, Galena, who died Thursday, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Parker Mortuary, Joplin. 

The Rev. J.K. Wright will officiate. 

Burial will be in Hornet Cemetery, south of Joplin. 

Pallbearers will be Mike Wyrick, Donny McKeehan, Richie Harmon, Joe Northeum, Mike Schcenze and Raymond Baker. 

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

The casket will be closed. 

Gladys Bridges 

QUAPAW, Okla. Gladys Evelyn Bridges, 83, 306 N. Maple St., Quapaw, died at 12:05 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 1996, at her home after an illness. 

Mrs. Bridges was born Jan. 2, 1913, in Ottawa County, Okla. She had lived in the Quapaw and Picher areas all her life. She was a homemaker and attended First Christian Church of Quapaw. Her husband, John Bridges, died on Jan. 19, 1979. 

Survivors include three daughters, Lila Swope, Tulsa, Carolyn Garman, Quapaw, Sherylyn Sly, Miami; a son, Bruce Daigh, Hydro; and a sister, Doris Giyer, Eureka, Calif. 

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the GAR Cemetery, Miami. The Rev. Marvin Cleveland will officiate. Services are under direction of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher.

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