Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996
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Otho L. ``Bill'' Filby, 88, Joplin route 3, died at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 1996, at his home after a sudden illness.
Mr. Filby was born March 6, 1908, at Columbus, Kan. He was a lifelong area resident. He retired in 1951 from the Merchant Marines. He worked for the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad Co.
There are no immediate survivors.
The body will be cremated.
No services are planned.
Arrangements are under the direction of Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary.
Annja L. Madole, 36, Joplin, was pronounced dead at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 1996, at 3501 Junge Blvd. The Jasper County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death.
Mrs. Madole was born Aug. 6, 1960, at Denver, Colo. She had lived most of her life in Joplin. She was graduated in 1978 from the former Joplin Memorial High School. She was a waitress for several years at several Joplin restaurants, including Red Lobster.
Surviving is a sister, Debbie Giddens, Joplin.
The body will be cremated.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.
GOODMAN, Mo. … Goldie L. Anderson, 73, 114 W. Williams, died at 4:35 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 1996, at Freeman Neosho Hospital after an illness.
Mrs. Anderson was born March 16, 1923, at Chandler, Okla. She moved to Goodman in 1966 from Dallas, Texas. She was a homemaker and a Protestant.
Surviving are a daughter, Judy Cox, Huntington Beach, Calif.; four sisters, Betty E. Gray, Neosho, Irene Rapp, Colorado Springs, Colo., Marie Hobbs, Woodland Park, Colo., and Mary Ellen Laughland, Goodlettsville, Tenn.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Neosho Memorial Park. The Rev. Jerry Seigel will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Noster, Chris DePina, Jack Cox, Kenneth Gray, Harvey Gray and Marvin Gray.
Contributions may be made to Oxford Health Care, Joplin, in care Woodard-Freund-Thompson Funeral Home, Neosho.
Friends may call after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
GRANBY, Mo. … Bob L. Bell, 66, Houston, Texas, a former Granby area resident, died at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 1996, at Northwest Medical Center, Houston, after a short illness.
Mr. Bell was born June 12, 1930, at Treece, Kan. He was graduated in 1948 from Granby High School. He received a bachelor's degree from Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, and a master's degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia.
He was a tax accountant and certified public accountant for Skelly-Getty Oil Co. and Texaco in Texas. He was a member of United Church of God, Houston. He was a veteran of the Army.
He married Patricia K. Brown on Nov. 26, 1954, in Granby. She survives.
Additional survivors include two sons, Steve Bell, Tomball, Texas, and Robert Bell, Celina, Texas; his mother, Nellie Blanton, Temple, Texas; a half brother, Harold G. Loving, state of Arkansas; and six grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. Jim Franks will officiate. Burial will be in Neosho IOOF Cemetery.
The body will lie in state from 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
CARTHAGE, Mo. … Ruth Alene Hoover, 70, Carthage route 3, died at 6:18 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, from injuries she sustained Monday in a two-car accident south of Carthage.
Mrs. Hoover was born Oct. 25, 1926, at Purdy. She was a lifetime area resident. She was a customer service representative for Flex-O-Laters in Carthage before she retired in 1990. She was an Avon representative. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Purdy.
Survivors include two sons, Darrell E. Kissee, New Orleans, La., and Ronald E. Kissee, Galena, Kan.; a stepson, Joe Hoover, Springdale, Ark.; a sister, Eloise Nash, Carthage; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Weng Funeral Chapel, Jasper. The Rev. Wes Davis will officiate. Burial will be in Paradise Cemetery, south of Jasper.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel.
Contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation or a charity of the donor's choice, in care of the funeral home.
STELLA, Mo. … J.E. Pogue, 63, Coffeyville, Kan., a former Stella resident, died early Sunday, Dec. 15, 1996, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center after an illness.
Mr. Pogue was born April 1, 1933, in Stella. He moved to Coffeyville in1988. He was graduated in 1951 from Stella High School. He received a bachelor's degree in physical education and a master's degree in business from Pittsburg (Kan.) State University. He taught business and coached football and tennis at Riverton, Kan., in 1956 and 1957.
He joined the Army Reserves in 1956 and the Missouri National Guard at Joplin in 1959. He attended the General Staff and Command College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., in 1970. He was battalion commander of the 110th Engineers Battalion at Kansas City in 1974 and was training officer for National Guard Training Headquarters at Jefferson City in 1981. He was promoted to colonel in 1982. He retired in 1988.
He was a member of First Southern Baptist Church of Coffeyville and the Masonic Lodge in Missouri.
He married Alene Denny on Aug. 10, 1957, at Colorado Springs, Colo. She survives.
Additional survivors include three sons, Denny Joe Pogue, St. James, Russell Lee Pogue, Springfield, and Charles D. Pogue, Prairie Village, Kan.; a daughter, Beverly Brawdy, Independence, Mo.; a sister, Blanche Clanton, Stella; and four grandchildren.
Services were held Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Edgewood Funeral Chapel, Coffeyville. Burial was in Fawn Creek Cemetery, northeast of Tyro, Kan.
Military graveside services were conducted by the Missouri Army National Guard.
Contributions may be made to the building fund of First Southern Baptist Church, Coffeyville, or the Richard Block Cancer Foundation.
GREENFIELD, Mo. … John W. Shouse, 94, Greenfield, died at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 1996, at Cox Medical Center North, Springfield, after an illness.
Mr. Shouse was born Jan. 26, 1902, at Cane Hill. He was a farmer and a member of the Christian Church, Greenfield.
He married Fay Beach on Jan. 30, 1936, at Lamar. She survives.
Also surviving are six sons, Roy Shouse and Carl Shouse, both of Lockwood, Robert Shouse, Independence, Mo., David Shouse and Rick Shouse, both of Greenfield, and Joe Shouse, Halltown; three daughters, Nancy Davis and Janice Sneed, both of Dadeville, and Karen Blamey, Dothan, Ala.; 24 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Greenfield Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Gene Clack will officiate. Burial will be in Greenfield Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. Thursday at the chapel.
NEOSHO, Mo. … Howard Wayne Testerman, 72, Oklahoma City, Okla., a former Neosho area resident, died at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 1996, at Mercy Hospital, Oklahoma City, after 2“ years of ill health.
Mr. Testerman was born May 13, 1924, at Webb City. He lived in the Neosho area as a child. He moved to Oklahoma City about 35 years ago from Miami, Okla. He was a communications executive for Bell Telephone Co., where he worked for 37 years before he retired. He was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Lopez, Oklahoma City; a brother, Ernest Elwayne Testerman, Neosho; a sister, Ernestine Kistler, Brownstown, Ill.; and two grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. The Rev. Fred Franks will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Valley Cemetery, Tipton Ford community, north of Neosho.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4142 in Neosho, in care of the funeral home.
MILLER, Mo. … Freda Wilma Wilson, 91, Miller, died at 8:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 1996, at a Lockwood nursing home after a long illness.
Mrs. Wilson was born April 26, 1905, near Miller. She was a lifelong area resident. She was a homemaker and a member of Miller Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Gary Wilson, Olathe, Kan.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home, Miller. The Rev. O. Paul Ray will officiate. Burial will be in Sycamore Cemetery, northeast of Miller.
Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Contributions may be made to Miller Baptist Church.
ROSELAND, Kan. … Charles O. Marshall, 92, Roseland, died at 6:55 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., after an illness.
Mr. Marshall was born April 23, 1904, near Rogersville, Mo. He was reared in Labette and Cherokee counties and moved to Roseland in 1937. He worked in area coal mines and in oil fields near Burnett, Texas. He was a farrier and horse trainer for several years.
He married Opal Spriggs on Feb. 11, 1923, near West Mineral. She survives.
Additional survivors include a daughter, Charlotte Collins, Pittsburg; a brother, Everett Marshall, Rogersville; two sisters, Goldie Snyder, Joplin, and Maxine Spivy, Rogersville; and three grandsons.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Murdock Funeral Home, Columbus. The Rev. Garland Bohn will officiate. Burial will be in Edgmand Cemetery, northwest of Columbus.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Eva Phillips dies at age 102
BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. … Evangeline A. ``Eva'' Lathrop Phillips, 102, Lawrence, a former Baxter Springs resident, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 1996, at a nursing home in Lawrence after an illness.
Phillips was born Oct. 1, 1894, at Irving and grew up in Blue Rapids. She was graduated from high school in 1912 and taught school for several years. She moved to Kansas City in 1918 to attend business college and later worked as assistant cashier at South Side Bank. She lived in Merriam and Ellsworth before she moved to Baxter Springs in 1942. She moved from Baxter Springs to Lawrence in 1995.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Baxter Springs, where she served as secretary of the Sunday school for more than 30 years. She was a charter member of ALM Federated Club and was a member of the Just-a-Mere Club, American Legion Auxiliary and the Eastern Star.
She married Alfred G. Phillips in 1924. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Miller, Lawrence; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The body has been cremated.
Graveside services will be held at a later date at Mount Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davidson Funeral Home, Topeka.
Contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Baxter Springs.
GALENA, Kan. … Betty Pauline Phillips Roach, 64, White Wright, Texas, a former Galena resident, died at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 1996, at Medical City Hospital, Dallas, Texas, after an illness.
Mrs. Roach was born July 14, 1932, at Galena route 2. She grew up on a farm south of Galena. She retired in 1992 after working at Texas Instruments at McKinney, Texas.
She married John Roach on Dec. 17, 1954. He survives.
Also surviving are a son, John Roach Jr., Reno, Nev.; a daughter, Gay Heubner, Irving, Texas; a brother, Martin L. Phillips, Irving; seven sisters, Doris Kelly, Topeka, Kan., Lena Sparks, Greers Ferry, Ark., Minnie Woods and Millie McKinley, both of Galena, Amanda Johnson, Baxter Springs, Kan., Lottie Ludlum, Peoria, Okla., and Katty Martin, Anderson, Mo.; and four grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lowell (Kan.) Cemetery. The Rev. Gary Rhodes will officiate.
Arrangements are under the direction of Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena.
A. Clayton Watkins
PITTSBURG, Kan. … A. Clayton Watkins, 81, 2301 S. Stillwell St., Pittsburg, died at 2:57 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 1996, at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Pittsburg, after a long illness.
Mr. Watkins was born Nov. 11, 1915, at Pittsburg.
He attended Pittsburg schools and was graduated in 1934 from Pittsburg High School. He attended Kansas State Teachers College, now Pittsburg State University, for two years.
He was a senior design technician for Gulf Chemical and Oil Co. for 34 years. He worked for the company in Kansas City, Mo., from 1955 to 1967 and in Houston, Texas, from 1967 to 1980. He returned to Pittsburg in 1981.
He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and served in Europe.
He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Pittsburg. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, Knights of Columbus and Crestwood Country Club, all of Pittsburg. He was a member of National Rifle Association, National Senior Sports Association, American Association of Retired Persons and the U.S. Golf Association.
He married Joan F. Ovadon on Dec. 27, 1937, at Frontenac. She survives.
Mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, with the Rev. Sam Pinkerton officiating. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery, Pittsburg. Flag-folding services will be conducted by Benjamin A. Fuller American Legion Post, Pittsburg.
Friends may call at Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, after 11 a.m. Thursday, or at the family home, 2301 S. Stillwell St., at their convenience.
Contributions may be made to the Our Lady or Lourdes Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.
PICHER, Okla. … Margaret B. Booth, 69, Picher, died at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 1996, at a Miami nursing home after a long illness.
Mrs. Booth was born March 6, 1927, in Baxter Springs, Kan. She moved to Picher in 1939 from the state of Kansas. She had been employed as a nurse's aide for Miami Baptist Hospital. She was a member of the Pentecostal in Jesus' Name Church, Treece, Kan.
Her husband, Joseph Booth, preceded her in death on April 29, 1994.
Survivors include four sons, James Harvey, Leon Harvey and Johnny Harvey, all of Picher, and Ernest Harvey, Baxter Springs; two daughters, Evelyn Nichols, Miami, and Karen Krokroskia, Baxter Springs; a sister, Wanda Raney, Jay; 23 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are pending with Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher.
GROVE, Okla. … Hugh Otis Harvey, 77, Grove, died at 9:40 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 1996, at Grove General Hospital after a long illness.
Mr. Harvey was born Jan. 6, 1919, at Redfield, Kan. He retired in 1981 after 35 years as a mechanic for a Chevrolet dealership in Taylor and Waco, Texas. He had served in the Third Armored Division under Gen. George Patton during World War II. He was wounded in France and received a Purple Heart. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans, First Baptist Church and the church's Joy Sunday school class.
He married Glenda Abel on Jan. 2, 1988, at Independence, Mo. She survives.
Additional survivors include a son, Otis Harvey, San Antonio, Texas; a stepson, Wilfred Wilcox, Grove; a daughter, Noamia Benefield, Magnolia, Texas; a stepdaughter, Judy Scarborough, Lee's Summit, Mo.; two brothers, Charley Harvey, St. Paul, Kan., and Jerry Harvey, Vian; five sisters, Edna Mae March, Fort Scott, Kan., Ada Jean Chaffin, Forsyth, Mo., Katie Simon, Conway Springs, Kan.; Bonita Wrestler, Chanute, Kan., and Joan Ellis, Junction City, Kan.; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services were Tuesday at Hinderliter-Woodard Funeral Service, Grove. The Rev. Ollie Odle officiated. Burial was in Olympus Cemetery, Grove.