Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Cecil Cooper 

Cecil W. Cooper, 77, Nampa, Idaho, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 1996, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center, Boise, Idaho, after an illness. He was the brother of Edmon Copper, Joplin. 

Mr. Cooper was born March 29, 1919, in Barry County. He grew up and received his education in McDonald County. He lived in Yakima Valley, Wash., for 15 years, where he worked in the orchards. He and his family moved to Nampa in 1961, where he worked for Dillon Auto Sales for more than 25 years. 

He was a member of Fellowship Tabernacle, Nampa. 

He married Dorothy M. Lee on Aug. 23, 1937, at Rocky Comfort. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a son, Larry Cooper, Nampa; a daughter, Pat DeMarco, Reddings, Calif.; two brothers, Glen Cooper, Purdy, and Edmon Cooper, Joplin; two sisters, Blanche Lee, Richland, Wash., and Bernice Hughes, Grandview; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. 

A son preceded him in death. 

Services were Monday at Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa, with John Cook and Victor Maier, pastors, officiating. Burial was in Cloverdale Memorial Park, Boise. 

Contributions may be made to the Fellowship Tabernacle. 

Leo Grimmett 

Leo D. Grimmett, 73, 102 E. Second St., died at 2 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Mr. Grimmett was born Aug. 9, 1923, in Joplin. He was a lifetime area resident. He was a former employee of Elmhurst Nursing Home in Webb City. He was a Baptist and an Army veteran of World War II. 

He married Stella Bowers on Nov. 27, 1967, in Joplin. She died April 20, 1991. 

Survivors include a sister, Wanda Buck, Westminster, Calif. 

The body will be cremated. 

Graveside memorial services will be held at a later date under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary. 

Thomas Harris 

Thomas E. ``T.E.'' Harris, 85, Joplin route 1, died at 5:45 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center after a short illness. 

Mr. Harris was born June 5, 1911, at Higbee. He moved to the Joplin area in 1947 from Sedalia. He was district manager of National Life and Accident Insurance Company. He retired and became an agent for Time Insurance Company. 

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Webb City. 

He married Martha Hayden on June 26, 1929, at Fayette. She died in 1992. 

Survivors include four sons, Drexel Harris and Duane Harris, both of Joplin, Keith Harris, Fort Worth, Texas, and Kent Harris, Seneca; a foster son, Kirk Hayden, Eldorado Hills, Calif.; a sister, Goldie Pearl Hamilton, Higbee; 22 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. 

One son preceded him in death. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church, Webb City. The Rev. Bob Easton and the Rev. Don Laughlin will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City. 

Pallbearers will be Wilford Cantrell, Ron Barton, Selden Carter, Carl Gilliam, Harry Greninger and Bill Duensing. 

Friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday at Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home, Webb City, where visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday. 

Contributions may be made to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, in care of First Baptist Church in Webb City. 

Malinda McGauthey 

WALKER, Mo. Malinda Frances McGauthey, 94, Walker, died Thursday night, Dec. 19, 1996, at Nevada (Mo.) Regional Medical Center after an illness. 

Mrs. McGauthey was born Dec. 6, 1902, at El Dorado Springs. She moved to Walker in 1943. She formerly lived in Appleton City. She owned and operated restaurants in El Dorado Springs and Walker. She also had been a cook on a bridge gang that worked in Missouri and Kansas. 

She was a member of the First Christian Church, Appleton City. 

She married Lee Roy McGauthey on Aug. 19, 1923, at Appleton City. He died in 1975. 

There are no immediate survivors. 

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Appleton City (Mo.) Cemetery. The Rev. Keith Mackey will officiate. 

Friends may call until 9:30 a.m. Monday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. 

Emily Oglesby 

LAMAR, Mo. Emily DeAnne Oglesby, infant daughter of Randy Dean and Donna Faye Oglesby, Lamar, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1996, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, after an illness. 

She was born at 12:32 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1996, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada. 

Additional survivors include paternal grandparents, Wayne and Joan Oglesby, Lamar; maternal grandmother, Bea Choate, Golden City; maternal grandfather, Harland Choate, Webb City; and paternal great-grandparents Wilma Goodnight, Reeds, and Cora Oglesby, Jasper. 

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Liberty Baptist Church, east of Lamar, with Steve Summers officiating. Burial will be in Moorehead Cemetery, east of Lamar. 

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar. 

Wayne Shackelford 

LAMAR, Mo. Wayne Shackelford, 71, Lamar, died at 12:15 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 1996, at Barton County Memorial Hospital, Lamar, after a sudden illness. 

Mr. Shackelford was born July 12, 1925, at Flint, Kan. He had lived in Barton County for 20 years. He worked as an aerospace engineer for Rockwell International in California. He had been a chief deputy for the Barton County Sheriff's Department. 

He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Golden City. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. 

He married Janet Mae Meuser at Las Vegas, Nev. She survives. 

Additional survivors include two sons, Gene Scott Shackelford and Paul Scott Shackelford, both of Lamar; three brothers, Joe Shackelford, Oklahoma City, Okla., Glen Shackelford, San Angelo, Texas, and Hugh Shackelford, Anaheim, Calif.; and seven grandchildren. 

Services will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar. 

Visitation will follow the service until 7:30 p.m. 

The body will be cremated and buried at Lake Cemetery, Lamar. 

Pauline Sippy 

MONETT, Mo. Pauline Margaret Witt Sippy, 86, Monett, died at 4:28 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 1996, at a Monett nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Sippy was born Aug. 20, 1910, at Vinita, Okla. 

She lived 40 years in Bartlesville, Okla., where she and her husband operated Sippy's Antique Shop. She moved to Monett in 1990. 

She attended the First Presbyterian Church, Bartlesville, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Monett. 

She married Milford Sippy. He died in 1980. 

Survivors include a son, David Sippy, Monett; a daughter, Betty Lou Breedlove, Fort Smith, Ark.; a brother, Eugene Witt, Bartlesville; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. 

A son preceded her in death. 

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Fairview Cemetery, Vinita, with the Rev. Mark Mildren officiating. 

Friends may call at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett, at their convenience until the day of the service. 

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

Joanna Garrison 

GALENA, Kan. Joanna F. Garrison, 63, Galena route 2, was found dead at 8:34 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1996, at her home of natural causes. 

Mrs. Garrison was born May 5, 1933, at Eureka Springs, Ark. She was a graduate of Eureka Springs High School. She moved to Galena in 1955 from Eureka Springs. She and her husband owned and operated the Galena Precision Company from 1968 to 1986. She was a bookkeeper for Roper Pontiac GMC Honda and Subaru Inc., Joplin, Mo., for the past eight years. 

She married Bobby Joe Garrison in November 1950 at Eureka Springs. He died Dec. 31, 1979. 

Survivors include two sons, B.J. Garrison Jr., address unavailable, and Tim Garrison, Tehachapi, Calif.; a daughter, Debbie Cannon, Columbus; two brothers, Don Bingaman, Little Rock, Ark., and John Bingaman, Oregon City, Ore.; a sister, Patty Hill, El Paso, Texas; and five grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena. The Rev. Wayne Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Galena. 

Pallbearers will be Hal Roper, Randy Roper, John Elliott, Kelly Peterson, Jim Adams and Tom Hardaway. 

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

Christopher Summers 

GROVE, Okla. Christopher Wayne Summers, infant son of Ora Lee and Juanita Faith Hulse Summers, Springfield, Mo., former Grove residents, died at birth Thursday, Dec. 19, 1996, at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. 

Additional survivors include two sisters, Ariel Summers and Jessica Summers, both of the home; paternal grandmother, Louise Gider, Miami; and maternal grandmother and stepgrandfather, Alfa and Everett Barker, Zena. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Hickory Grove Cemetery, Grove. Pearline Blevins will officiate. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove. 

Delmar Treat 

GROVE, Okla. Delmar M. Treat, 50, Grove, died Thursday night, Dec. 19, 1996, at Grove General Hospital after a sudden illness. 

Mr. Treat was born June 24, 1946, in the state of Oklahoma. He worked for the Fife Corp at Oklahoma City for 20 years. He moved to Grove in 1988. He and his wife started Carolyn's Day Care Center in Grove in July 1988. 

He married Carolyn Sue Younger on Jan. 10, 1970, at Oklahoma City. She survives. 

Additional survivors include two sons, John Treat and Steven Treat, both of the home; and two sisters, Carolyn Sue Dunning, Oklahoma City, and Sharon Treat, the state of Minnesota. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove. The Rev. Ray Melugin will officiate. Burial will be in Olympus Cemetery, Grove. 

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

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