Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Jessica Bowers 

Jessica Nicole Bowers, infant daughter of Kristina Sue Dines Bowers and John Nathan Bowers, 2912 W. 17th St., was stillborn at 4:28 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1996 at Freeman Hospital West. 

Additional survivors include maternal grandparents, Jim and Mary Sue Dines, Joplin; paternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Barb and John Taylor, Joplin; paternal grandfather and step-grandmother, Don and Tina Bowers, Galena, Kan.; and paternal great-grandmother, Lela Bowers, Port Huron, Mich. 

Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Osborne Memorial Cemetery. Lowell Rossow, pastor, will officiate. 

Arrangements are under direction of Parker Mortuary. 

Gary Nowlin 

Gary D. Nowlin, 58, Joplin route 3, died at 11:35 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness. 

Mr. Nowlin was born Aug. 23, 1938, at Wynnewood, Okla. He lived in the Joplin area most of his life. He received a degree in chemical engineering from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater. He was a chemical engineer at Atlas Powder Co. for 19 years and at Eagle-Picher Industries Inc. in Joplin for 10 years. 

He was a member of Carl Junction Christian Church. 

He married Treassa Tarrant on June 26, 1962, in Carl Junction. She survives. 

Additional survivors include two sons, Brian Nowlin, Washington, D.C., and Kent Nowlin, Leavenworth, Kan.; a daughter, Tara Thomas, Carthage; his mother, Sylvia Nowlin, Wynnewood; a brother, Jerrill Nowlin, Eagle Pass, Texas; a sister, Judy Anderson, Casper, Wyo.; and two grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Carl Junction Christian Church. Boyce Bouton, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Carl Junction Cemetery. 

Family members will serve as pallbearers. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Simpson Funeral Home, Carl Junction. 

Curtis Caldwell 

NEOSHO, Mo. Curtis Stephen Caldwell, 66, Neosho, died at 12:26 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1996, at Freeman Neosho Hospital after an illness. 

Mr. Caldwell was born Dec. 13, 1929, in the state Texas. He had lived in Neosho most of his life. He was a self-employed carpenter and cabinet maker. 

He was a member of First Christian Church, Masonic Lodge No. 247 and the Shrine Club, all of Neosho, and the York Rite Bodies. 

He married Wanda P. Kirk in June 1950. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Stephen Caldwell, Joplin; a daughter, Sheree Buhr, Neosho; two brothers, David Caldwell, Knob Noster, and Jimmy Caldwell, Wichita Falls, Texas; three grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and three great-stepgrandchildren. 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. The Rev. Clement Graham will officiate. Burial will be in Neosho Memorial Park Cemetery. 

Masonic graveside services will be conducted by Neosho Masonic Lodge No. 247. 

Pallbearers will be Jim Magruder, Jessie Robbins, Keith Taylor, Harold McClellan, LeRoy Locke and Carl Judd. 

Contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation, in care of the funeral home. 

Ruby Cook 

NEOSHO, Mo. Ruby Virginia Blankenship Cook, 80, Jackson, Miss., a native of Neosho, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1996, after an apparent heart attack at her home. 

Ms. Cook was born May 19, 1916, in Neosho. She attended high school in Joplin. She moved to Jackson in 1954 from Los Angeles. She was a medical secretary for several years at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson. She was a member of Broadmoor Baptist Church, Jackson. 

Survivors include a son, Greg Cook, Jackson; two daughters, Barbara Martin, Jackson, and Debbie Bosarge, Vicksburg, Miss.; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Broadmoor Baptist Church, Jackson. Jim Futral, minister, will officiate. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Mark E. Seepe Funeral Directors and Crematorium, Jackson. 

Lola Gillum 

CARTHAGE, Mo. Lola M. Gillum, 87, Carthage route 5, died at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1996, at McCune-Brooks Hospital, Carthage, after a long illness. 

Mrs. Gillum was born Feb. 14, 1909, at Oronogo. She moved to Carthage in 1930 and lived on Carthage route 5 since 1955. She was a member of Friends Church, Alba. 

She married Harold L. Gillum on March 20, 1930, at Marfa, Texas. He died Aug. 21, 1987. 

Survivors include a daughter, Kathy Littrell, Carthage route 5; two sons, Bob Gillum, Carthage route 3, and Gary Gillum, 1102 Bellaire St.; a brother, Melvin Harpole, Greeley, Colo.; a sister, Hazel Woodmansee, Purcell; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Park Cemetery, Carthage. The Rev. Bruce Green will officiate. 

Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Knell Mortuary. 

Nina Hilton 

GOODMAN, Mo. Nina Ann Hilton, 67, Goodman, died at 5:35 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 1996, at Freeman Neosho Hospital after an long illness. 

Miss Hilton was born Aug. 23, 1929. She lived in the Goodman area most of her life. She was a member of Stark City Methodist Church and was a participant in the Special Olympics bowling finals. 

Survivors include three brothers, W.C. Six, LaMarida, Calif., Paul Six, Green River, Wyo., and Jesse Six, Neosho; four sisters, Alta Lemons, Anderson, Mary Shelley and Esta Knight, both of Neosho, and Ruth Martin, Risco. 

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at Weems Cemetery, Wanda. The Rev. Walter Smart will officiate. 

Arrangements are under direction of Wheaton Funeral Home. 

Billy Schell 

CASSVILLE, Mo. Billy Wayne Schell, 66, Cassville, died Monday night, Dec. 9, 1996, in a car accident at Eagle Rock. 

Mr. Schell was born Feb. 26, 1930, in McDonald County. He was raised at Sugar Creek. He attended Roller School and was graduated in 1948 from Washburn High School. He was owner of Great Plains Construction, which installed pipe lines nationwide. He also was a cattle rancher and businessman. 

He was a member of the Methodist Church at Roller, Operating Engineering Local No. 627 of Tulsa, Okla., and the Elks Lodge at Bismark, N.D. 

He married Dollie Thomas on May 8, 1950, at Bentonville, Ark. She survives. 

Additional survivors include two sons, Billy Gene Schell, Mora, Minn., and Gary Schell, Cassville; two daughters, Donna Stephens and Ann Ennes, both of Cassville; a sister, Amy Prime, Bentonville, Ark.; and five grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. The Rev. John Duncan and the Rev. Bob Scott will officiate. Burial will be in Washburn Prairie Cemetery, Washburn. 

Pallbearers will be Bob Norman, Don Roe, John Henbest, Ed Ray, Claude Hilburn, Gary Fields, Andy Jewell, Joe Nichols and Dan Mackey. 

Friends may call after noon today at the funeral home, where visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today. 

Wilma Bettega 

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. Wilma M. Treece Bettega, 84, Baxter Springs, died Tuesday night, Dec. 10, 1996, at a nursing home in Galena after an illness. 

Mrs. Bettega was born May 29, 1912, at Carthage, Mo. She moved to Treece as a child and to Baxter Springs in 1949. She was a homemaker and a member of First Christian Church, Baxter Springs. 

She married Tony Bettega on July 12, 1932, at Oswego. He died May 13, 1996. 

Survivors include a son, F. Van Bettega, Yates Center; a daughter, Toni Wolkar, Baxter Springs; a sister, Minnie Shipman, Napa, Calif.; and six grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church, Baxter Springs. The Rev. Ed Snider will officiate. Burial will be in Baxter Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Abbott Funeral Home. 

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

Stella Cicero 

FRONTENAC, Kan. Stella M. Cicero, 89, Frontenac, died at 7:20 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1996, at a nursing home in Pittsburg after a long illness. 

Mrs. Cicero was born May 4, 1907, at Chicopee. She moved to Frontenac at age 3 with her parents. She and her husband owned and operated Cicero Service Station in Frontenac for 51 years. 

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sacred Heart Altar Society and Eagles Auxiliary No. 2034 at Frontenac. 

She married Sam A. Cicero on July 7, 1930, at Cleveland, Ohio. He died July 14, 1981. 

One daughter also preceded her in death. 

Survivors include two sons, Joseph Cicero, Tucson, Ariz., and Marvin Cicero, Joplin, Mo.; a daughter, Marilyn Sarley, Frontenac; a brother, Frank Leska, Seven Hills, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. 

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Frontenac. The Rev. Patrick York and the Rev. Donald Thissen will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Frontenac. 

The parish rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Friday at Friskel Funeral Home, Frontenac. The family will receive friends after the rosary. 

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

The family will be at the home of her daughter, 409 S. Cayuga St. 

Contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church renovation fund, in care of the funeral home. 

Noriene Jameson 

PITTSBURG, Kan. Noriene May Jameson, 82, Orange, Texas, formerly of Pittsburg, died at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1996, at Baptist Hospital, Orange, after an illness. 

Mrs. Jameson was born Dec. 5, 1914, at Pittsburg. She had resided in Orange the past 42 years. She retired as recreation manager of Orange Bowl Bowling Alley in Orange after 28 years. 

She was a member of First Christian Church and the American Legion, both of Orange. She was a Gray Lady Volunteer of the American Red Cross, Orange. 

Her husband, Albert K. ``Bud'' Jameson, died Jan. 2, 1980. 

Survivors include two daughters, Carol Freeman, Girard, Kan., and Linda McGee, Orange; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Claybar Funeral Home, Orange. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Highland Park Cemetery, Pittsburg. 

Local arrangements are under the direction of Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Pittsburg. 

Marjory Sewell 

GALENA, Kan. Marjory Bohart Sewell, 97, Galena route 1, died at 9:05 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1996, at her home after an illness. 

Mrs. Sewell was born Dec. 9, 1989, at Bozeman, Mont. She was graduated from the University of Montana in 1922 and from the University of Minnesota in 1926. She participated in postgraduate studies in 1926 at Oxford University, London, England. 

She was a registered nurse. She served in the Army during World II at Army hospitals in the state of California. After the war, she worked in civilian hospitals in the San Luis Obispo, Calif., area. She moved to Galena route 1 in 1969. 

She was a member of Neutral Methodist Church, Columbus route 2; Amy Chapter No. 165 of the Order of Eastern Star, Galena; Riverton/Lowell Lioness Club; Daughters of the American Revolution, Pittsburg; American Legion of Columbus, and the Lostine Lassies, Galena route 1. 

She married T.C. Sewell on Oct. 26, 1945, at Long Beach, Calif. He survives. 

Additional survivors include a sister, Virginia Hutchcraft, Woodburn, Ore. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena. The Rev. Neal Anderson will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Galena. 

Pallbearers will be John Delmont, Don Hefley, Bill Garner, Jim Wooten, Bob Walker and Bob Scott. 

Eastern Star rites will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends until 8 p.m. Friday. 

Contributions may be made to Neutral Methodist Church, Columbus route 2. 

Jessie Walker 

OSWEGO, Kan. Jessie C. Walker, 81, Oswego, died at 7:22 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1996, at a local nursing home after a short illness. 

Mrs. Walker was born Nov. 25, 1915, at Chetopa. She attended Chetopa schools. She was a homemaker and a member of Assembly of God Church, Chetopa. 

She married Harold Walker on Nov. 19, 1933, in Oswego. He died Oct. 24, 1964. 

Survivors include three sons, Harold Walker, Oswego, Gordon Walker, Tyro, and Larry Walker, Strauss; three daughters, Beverly Bohannon, Shirley Carter and Linda Jones, all of Oswego; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Murdock Funeral Home, Oswego. The Rev. Don Newport will officiate. Burial will be in McKee Cemetery, northeast of Oswego. 

Friends may call from 8 a.m. Thursday until service time at the funeral home. 

Lou Ann Callahan 

AFTON, Okla. Lou Ann Callahan, 56, Port Duncan, near Afton, died at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1996, at her home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Callahan was born Dec. 8, 1940, at Mounds. She was an executive secretary for Center Line Inc., for 10 years. She retired in 1992. She was a Baptist. 

She married Bill R. Callahan on Aug. 31, 1985, at Inola. He survives. 

Additional survivors include a stepson, Marc Callahan, Kansas City, Mo.; her parents, Jack and Helen Boyer, Tulsa; and a brother, Gary Boyer, Inola. 

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Lake Center Baptist Church, near Afton. The Rev. Joe Reeves will officiate. 

The body will be cremated under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove. 

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Tulsa, Okla.

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