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Douglas Bean

AURORA, Mo. - Douglas Sherman Bean, 68, Aurora and a former Pierce City resident, died at 6:05 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 1997, at an Aurora nursing home after a short illness.

Mr. Bean was born on May 23, 1928, at Hugo, Okla. He was a retired lumberman. For many years, he managed the Tapjac Home Center in Monett, before moving to Pierce City, where he owned Bean Lumber Co. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of Ozark Post No. 65 American Legion, Pierce City.

He married Dianna Palmer on July 5, 1951, in Fayetteville, Ark. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Joe Bean, Jenkins, and Kevin Bean, Nixa; one daughter, Melissa Gould, Springfield; four sisters, Nannie Elmore, Colorado Springs, Colo., Houstine Cooper, Monett, and Kathlene Evans and June Neal, both of Springdale, Ark.; and five grandchildren.

The body has been cremated. Graveside services will be announced Lakin Funeral Home, Pierce City.

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

Lyman Hemby

WEBB CITY, Mo. - Lyman D. Hemby, 60, 1316 S. Oronogo St., died at 11:35 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 1997, at his home after a sudden illness.

Mr. Hemby was born July 6, 1936, at Pittsburg, Kan. He lived in the Webb City area most of his life. He had worked for the Jasper County Highway Department and was a former Webb City police chief.

He was a member of Webb City Masonic Lodge No. 512, AF&AM and was an honorary lifetime member of the Missouri Fur Company. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines.

His wife, Cary Hemby, died Aug. 10, 1993.

Survivors include two daughters, Lynette Isenberger, Webb City, and Michele Hemby, Joplin; a sister, Judith Mynatt, Pittsburg; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City. Kent Williams, minister, will officiate.

The body will be cremated after the service.

Friends may call from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

John Larkin, Jr.

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. - John J. Larkin Jr., 73, Mount Vernon, died at 9:20 a.m. Thursday, March 6, 1997, at the Missouri Veteran's Home after a long illness.

Mr. Larkin was born Feb. 25, 1924, in Pierce City. He was a lifelong area resident. He was a retired pharmacist. He was a member of the local Veteran's of Foreign Wars and American Legion. He was of the Catholic faith.

His wife, Betty (Moody) Larkin died in 1987.

Survivors include two brothers, M.T. Larkin, Coffeyville, Kan., and James Edward Larkin, Beaumont, Texas; and a sister, Mary Looper, Derby, Kan.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home. The Rev. Dean Hendricks will officiate. Burial will be at City Cemetery in Pierce City.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Dora Powell

WHEATON, Mo. - Dora A. Powell, 93, Wheaton, died at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 6, 1997, at Freeman Neosho Hospital, Neosho, after a short illness.

Mrs. Powell was born Nov. 19, 1903, at Stella. She was a homemaker and a lifetime resident of the area. She was a member of Wheaton United Methodist Church and the Senior Citizens of Wheaton.

She married Richard Powell in July 1923; he died in 1981.

Surviving are two sons, Dillard Powell, Wichita, Kan., and Donnie Powell, Wheaton; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was proceeded in death by three sons.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Wheaton Funeral Home. The Rev. Gloria Gold will officiate. Burial will be in Rocky Comfort Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gary Bates, Jerad Powell, Eddie Powell, Bub Hobbs, Doug Lee and Francis Washick.

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

Contributions may be made to Wheaton United Methodist Church.

Evelyn Parsons

SHELDON, Mo. - Graveside services for Evelyn Edna Parsons, 93, Sheldon, who died Wednesday, will be at 2 p.m. today at the Sheldon Cemetery.

Friends may call until service time at the Beeny-Ferry Funeral Home, Sheldon, where the family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. today.

Janie Ramey

AURORA, Mo. - Janie Ramey, 87, Aurora, died at 8:10 a.m. Friday, March 7, 1997, in a Marionville nursing center after a long illness.

Mrs. Ramey was born Sept. 23, 1909, at Pindall, Ark. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church, Aurora.

She married Miles Ramey on Aug. 31, 1959, in the state of Oklahoma; he died Jan. 2, 1971.

She is survived by a sister, Bonnie Beckett, Monett.

Services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery, Springdale, Ark.

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

Helen Samsel

AURORA, Mo. - Helen M. Samsel, 78, died at 6:02 a.m. Friday, March 7, 1997, in the Aurora Community Hospital after a long illness.

Mrs. Samsel was born Jan. 11, 1919, in Marionville. She was a lifelong area resident. She was a homemaker and a retired licensed practical nurse. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Aurora.

She married Albert Samsel on Aug. 22, 1938. He died Oct. 6, 1986.

She is survived by three sons, Ronald Samsel, Joplin, Larry Samsel, Ridgedale, and John Samsel, Larchmont, N.Y.; a daughter, Ramona Paulsen, Washburn; a sister, Joan Boyd, Springfield; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Crafton-Cantrell Chapel. Sammy Flores will officiate. Burial will be at Mount Olive Cemetery, Marionville.

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

Contributions made be made to the First Christian Church.

James Snavely

SHELL KNOB, Mo. - James R. ``Jim'' Snavely, 56, Shell Knob, died at 7:25 a.m. Thursday, March 6, 1997, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a sudden illness.

Mr. Snavely was born Dec. 17, 1940, at Greeley, Colo. He was a retired insurance executive. He moved to Shell Knob in March 1994 from Fallbrook, Calif.

He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church, Shell Knob, where he served on the parish council, the building committee, was an usher and a member of the choir.

He married Kathleen McCarty on Feb. 11, 1961, at Compton, Calif.; she survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Michael Snavely, Colorado Springs, Colo.; two daughters, Karen Little, Cumming, Ga., and Mary Snavely, Springfield; a brother, Richard Snavely, Seal Beach, Calif.; a sister, Judy Fuller, Dunwoody, Ga.; and two grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Shell Knob. The Rev. Tom Thro will officiate. Private burial will be at a later date in Elm Springs (Ark.) Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home, Shell Knob.

Contributions may be made to the Holy Family Catholic Church building fund, in care of the funeral home.

James Whitecotton

WEBB CITY, Mo. - James Oliver Whitecotton, 74, Webb City route 1, died at 2:48 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a long illness.

Mr. Whitecotton was born March 16, 1922, at St. Louis. He was a former resident of Lamar. He was an automobile mechanic.

He married Julianne Giles in January 1946 in San Diego, Calif.; she died June 8, 1993.

Survivors include three sons, Craig Whitecotton, Bryan Whitecotton and David Whitecotton, addresses unavailable.

No services are scheduled. Burial will be in Lake Cemetery, Lamar.

Arrangements are under the direction of Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar.

Daniel Botts

MIAMI, Okla. - Daniel Elroy ``Danny'' Botts, 60, Miami, died at 3 p.m. Friday, March 7, 1997, at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, after a sudden illness.

Mr. Botts was born Aug. 22, 1936, at Wyandotte. He lived in the Miami area all of his life and was a graduate of Miami High School. He was a race horse trainer.

He was a member of the First Christian Church, Miami, the Miami Horseman's Association and the National Horsemen's Benevolence Protective Association.

He married Eleanor Wojohn on June 25, 1953, at Fairland; she survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Jerry Botts, Carl Junction, Mo.; a daughter, Deborah Dean, Stillwater; two brothers, John Botts, Owasso, and Robert Botts, Monroeville, Ind.; and five grandchildren.

Arrangements are pending with Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.

Bill Evans

GROVE, Okla. - William R. ``Bill'' Evans, 79, Grove, died at 1:10 a.m. Friday, March 7, 1997, at Grove General Hospital after an illness.

Mr. Evans was born May 18, 1917, in the state of Michigan. He was a dairy farmer. He moved to Fairview, Mo., in 1940 from Kansas City, Mo. He moved to Grove in 1977.

He was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.

He married Lillian J. Robbins on April 26, 1937, at Kansas City. She died Aug. 3, 1987.

Surviving are two sons, Edward Evans, Winnemucca, Nev., and Gary Evans, Cape Girardeau, Mo.; a daughter, Veloria Wittenburg, Reno, Nev.; a brother, Harry Evans, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Neosho (Mo.) IOOF Cemetery. Elder Allen Lacey will officiate.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.

Georgia Higinbotham

FAIRLAND, Okla. - Georgia V. Higinbotham, 77, Fairland, died at 12:15 a.m. Friday, March 7, 1997, at her home after an illness.

Mrs. Higinbotham was Oct. 29, 1919, in Fairland and was a lifetime resident. She was a homemaker and a charter member of the First Assembly of God Church, Fairland.

She married Ralph J. Higinbotham on Dec. 6, 1938, at Miami; he survives.

Additional survivors include two sons, Don Higinbotham, Seneca, Mo., and Ralph D. Higinbotham, Broken Arrow; three sisters, Anna Coffee and Cecelia Croan, both of Fairland, and Willie Spurgeon, the state of California; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are pending with Adcock Funeral Home, Fairland.

The casket will be closed at all times.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. John's Hospice of Grove, in care of the funeral home.

Herman Thornbrough

GROVE, Okla. - Herman A. Thornbrough, 78, Grove, died at 4:30 a.m. Friday, March 7, 1997, at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, after a long illness.

Mr. Thornbrough was born June 9, 1918, at Memphis, Tenn. He moved to Grove in 1968 from Miami. He worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad at Wichita and Coffeyville, Kan., for Dollar Tire in Coffeyville, and for Miami Sales in Miami.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars at Neodesha, Kan. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific.

He married Phyllis Metzger on Feb. 9, 1946, at Wichita, Kan. She is his only immediate survivor.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Hinderliter-Woodard Funeral Chapel, Grove. The Rev. Mike Chace will officiate. Graveside services and burial will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Mount Hope Cemetery, Independence, Kan.

Archie Turner

MIAMI, Okla. - Archie Harold Turner, 80, Miami, died at 12:40 p.m. Friday, March 7, 1997, at Baptist Regional Health Center after a short illness.

Mr. Turner was born July 12, 1916, at Boatman. He have lived in Miami since 1957. He was employed by Miami Waste Paper until he retired in 1979.

He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.

He married Mary Harris on June 5, 1937, at Pryor. She survives.

Surviving are two sons, Jimmie Turner, Commerce, and John Turner, Miami; three daughters, Jean Powers, Joan Burtrum and Lana Foote, all of Miami; a brother, Howard Turner, Salina; two sisters, Roxie Charles, Vinita, and Violet Sharp, Hart, Texas; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a son.

Arrangements are pending with Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.

Ollie Inscore

Ollie Frances Inscore, 87, Joplin, died at 1:15 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 1997, at a Joplin nursing home after an illness.

Mrs. Inscore was born Dec. 21, 1909, at Alma, Okla. She moved to Joplin in 1995. She was a homemaker and seamstress. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Duncan, Okla.

She married Ben Thomas Inscore on Jan. 2, 1927, at Alma, Okla. He died Feb. 1, 1969.

Survivors include two sons, Ben Thomas Inscore Jr., Cornelius, Ore., and James L. Inscore, Joplin; a daughter, Nada Faye Washabaugh, Hillsboro, Ore.; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Don Grantham Funeral Home, Duncan, Okla. Randy Southerland, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Alma Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Alma Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary, Joplin.

Paul Smith

Paul E. Smith, 76, 1822 Reinmiller Road, died at 7 a.m. Monday, March 10, 1997, at his home after a heart attack.

Mr. Smith was born Sept. 12, 1920, at Joplin. He lived in Joplin until moving to Warrenton, Mo., in 1974. He retired in 1987 as general manager of Warrenton Products, Warrenton. Previously he was employed 30 years as sales manager of Joplin's 7-up and Dr. Pepper plant. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was past president of Missouri Bottlers' Association. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a former member of Joplin Exchange Club and Joplin Jaycees.

He married Mildred Admire on June 1, 1941, at Joplin. She survives.

Additional survivors include two sons, Mike Smith and Stan Smith, both of Joplin; two sisters, Loretta Tabb and Wanda Sutton, both of Joplin; a brother, Eugene Smith, Joplin; and four grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Phillip McClendon will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Mortuary, Joplin.

Contributions may be made to the baseball program at Missouri Southern State College, in care of the funeral home.

Delores Amos

MONETT, Mo. - Delores Jean Amos, 57, Tulsa, Okla., a Monett native, died at 10 p.m. Sunday, March 9, 1997, at Hillcrest Medical Center, Tulsa, after a short illness.

Ms. Amos was born June 28, 1939, at Monett. She moved in 1960 to Tulsa, where she was a Hillcrest Medical Center switchboard operator. She was a member of Red Fork Baptist Church, Tulsa.

Survivors include two daughters, Karla Amos and Denise Amos, both of Tulsa; her father, Eugene Keltner, Monett; and two brothers, Gary Keltner, Azle, Texas, and Jim Keltner, Tulsa.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at IOOF Cemetery, Monett.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett.

Wilma Bragg

STARK CITY, Mo. - Wilma Faye Bragg, 57, Stark City, was pronounced dead at 6:38 p.m. Sunday at her home. The death is being investigated as a homicide.

Mrs. Bragg was born Aug. 3, 1939, at San Jon, N.M. She moved to the Stark City area in 1971 from Gallup, N.M.

She was a dietitian and clerk at Cox Medical Center, Monett.

She was a member of Ritchey Baptist Church, Ritchey.

Survivors include two daughters, Vickie Guinn, Stella, and Sharon Perkins, Joplin; a son, Roy Bragg, Stark City; a brother, Tommy Gene Pointer, Russellville, Ark.; three sisters, Helen Patterson and Dorothy Shaw, both of Belen, N.M., and Devilla Gunter, Wheaton; and six grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Clark Funeral Home, Granby. The Rev. Dennis Burge will officiate.Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery, Stella.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Dorthy Collins

PARIS SPRINGS, Mo. - Dorthy Collins, 85, Paris Springs, died at 11:05 a.m. Sunday, March 9, 1997, at a Springfield nursing home after a long illness.

Mrs. Collins was born Dec. 27, 1911, at Aurora. She was a homemaker. She attended the Paris Springs Methodist Church.

She married George Collins in October 1927 at Mount Vernon. He died April 19, 1984.

Survivors include six daughters, Mary Morris and Millie Funk, both of Kansas City, Retha Ethridge, Springfield, Goldie Keenan, Marshfield, Dorothy Eutsler, Ash Grove, and Ann Hatch, Republic; a brother, Arthur Gardner, Strafford; 17 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home, Miller. The Rev. Jim Downing will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, north of Bois D' Arc.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today.

John Crowell

PIERCE CITY, Mo. - John Joseph Crowell, 59, Pierce City, died at 7:10 a.m. Monday, March 10, 1997, at his home after a short illness.

Mr. Crowell was born Dec. 2, 1937, at Pierce City. He was a retired farmer and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Survivors include a son, Joe P. Crowell, Pierce City; a daughter, Roxanne Sommerfeld, Midlothian, Texas; and three grandchildren.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Rev. Dan Hertz will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at Wessell Funeral Home, Pierce City, where visitation will follow.

Anna Lawrence

LAMAR, Mo. - Anna Bell Lawrence, 85, Lamar, died at 12:15 p.m. Monday, March 10, 1997, at Barton County Memorial Hospital, Lamar, after a short illness.

Mrs. Lawrence was born Feb. 23, 1912 in Barton County. She was a lifetime resident of the Barton County area. She was a homemaker and farmer.

She married Virgil F. Lawrence on Dec. 21, 1929, at Girard, Kan. He died Dec. 10, 1990.

Survivors include a brother, Charlie Butler, Washington.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lohmeyer-Konantz Funeral Home, Lamar. The Rev. Clif Crockett will officiate. Burial will be in Lake Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Eric Lawrence, Kenny Levaugh, Dave Blackford, John Lawrence, Harel Lawrence and Danny Little.

Emily Schultz

Emily C. Schultz, 89, Neosho, died at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 7, 1997, at a Neosho nursing home after a long illness.

Mrs. Schultz was born May 30, 1907 in Mankato, Minn. She received bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Minnesota. She worked at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., for 16 years. She participated in some of the early work with antibiotics for tuberculosis.

She was active in Diamond PTA, the Diamond and Neosho United Methodist churches and the Unitarian Church in St. Louis. In Neosho she was elected a member of the Newton County Health Board and state health chairwoman of the Federated Women's Club. She was a member of the Joplin branch of the American Association of University Women. She was also a member of the Neosho Travel Club and Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a volunteer staff person at Newton County Historical Museum and treasurer of George Washington Carver Birthplace Association for nine years.

She married Clarence Schultz in November, 1946. He died in 1971.

Survivors include two sons, Carl Schultz, El Paso, Texas, and John Schultz, Joplin; a daughter, Martha Schultz, Troy, New York; two brothers, Cornelius Smith, St. Paul, Minnesota, and Sidney Smith, Rogersville, Tenn.; and a sister, Naomi Alice Bernick, Kiryat Ata, Israel.

The body will be cremated. Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.

Contributions may be made to Newton County Historical Society, in care of the funeral home.

Tony Smith

CARTHAGE, Mo. - Anthony ``Tony'' Gene Smith, 53, Rosamond, Calif., formerly of Carthage, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, at Antelope Valley Hospital, Antelope Valley Calif., after a long illness.

Mr. Smith was born June 18, 1943, at Carthage. He attended schools in Carthage. He served in the Army and was stationed in Germany from 1965 to 1968.

He married Lois Kennelly in 1992 in the state of Colorado. She died in 1996.

Survivors include his parents, Martha and James E. Slater, Carthage; a daughter, Theresa Rose, Carl Junction; two stepsons, Robert Kennelly, Rosamond, Calif., and Johnny Larson, Arvada, Colo.; four sisters, Shirley Thornburg and Mabel Smith, both of Carthage, Jo Boggs, Cherryvale, Kan., and Toni Carter, Carterville; three brothers, James F. Slater, Sarcoxie, and Don Slater and Ray Slater, both of Webb City, and three grandchildren.

The body will be cremated. Services are pending with Antelope Valley Cremation Services.

Irma Swanson

RACINE, Mo. - Irma C. Swanson, 84, Wichita, formerly of Racine, Mo., died Sunday, March 9, 1997, at Via Christi/ St. Francis Medical Center after an illness.

Mrs. Swanson was born May 7, 1912 in Wichita. She worked as a grocer in Racine, Mo.

She married Howard Leslie Swanson on Oct. 11, 1931 at Marysville, Kan. He died Aug. 18, 1982.

Surviving are a son, Eugene C. Swanson, Wichita; a daughter, Mary L. Briggs, Wichita; six grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cochran Mortuary, Wichita. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Burkhart Cemetery, Racine.

Alma Turner

LIBERAL, Mo. - Alma Virginia Turner, 94, Liberal, died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, March 9, 1997, at a Frontenac, Kan., nursing home after a short illness.

Mrs. Turner was born Sept. 13, 1902, at Mulberry, Kan. She had lived most of her life in the Mulberry and Arcadia, Kan., areas and at later Liberal. She also lived a few years in the state of Washington, where she worked in a shipyard at Bremerton during World War II.

She was a graduate of Arcadia High School. She was a schoolteacher at Gross, Kan., and Oskaloosa.

She operated Liberal Cafe in the 1950s. She also was a school cook for several years at Liberal. She worked many years for Sechrist Hardware.

She was a member of Liberal United Methodist Church, and Order of Eastern Star and Rebekah Lodge, both of Lamar.

She married Roy Stevenson Turner on Jan. 27, 1923. He died Feb. 1, 1965.

Survivors include two daughters, Katherine Farmer, Liberal, and Shirley Fast, Lamar; a son, Allen Turner, Seattle, Wash.; two sisters, Margaret Cox, Troy, Mich., and Georgia McDougall, Ludlow, Wash.; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

A daughter preceded her in death.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Shiloh Cemetery, northwest of Liberal. The family will receive friends at 7 p.m. today at Lohmeyer-Konantz Funeral Home, Lamar.

Contributions may be made to Liberal United Methodist Church or Shiloh Cemetery, in care of the funeral home.

Marion White

LAMAR, Mo. - Marion Ogden White, 83, Lamar, died at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 1997, at Nevada Regional Medical Center after a long illness.

Mr. White was born Feb. 22, 1914, at Lamar. He attended Lamar schools, moving in 1928 to Idado to work as a farmhand growing potatoes and sugar beets. He served from 1943 to 1945 in the Army in Europe, where he was in the Battle of the Bulge. After his discharge from the Army, he returned to Twin Falls, Idaho, and then moved to Lamar, where he worked 21 years at Heims Hatchery. He also worked 18 years for O'Sullivan's Furniture, retiring at age 75. He was a member of Church of the Nazarene, Carthage.

He married Ethel Giger Bryant on June 16, 1952, at Bentonville, Ark. She survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Charles White, Parsons, Kan.; a stepson, Clifton Bryant, Webb City; a brother, Richard White, Twin Falls; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Beeny-Ferry Funeral Home, Sheldon. The Rev. Clifton Bryant will officiate. Burial will be in Oakton (Mo.) Cemetery.

Friends may call until 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to Shriner's Crippled Children's Fund.

Euritha York

CARTHAGE, Mo. - Euritha Howrey York, 89, died at 12:10 a.m. Monday, March 10, 1997, at a Carthage nursing home after a long illness.

Mrs. York was born Oct. 27, 1907, in rural Jasper. She lived most of her life in Barton and Jasper counties. She was a homemaker and taught school in rural Jasper.

She married Earl York on Aug. 5, 1933, at Greenfield, Mo. He died April 1, 1976.

Survivors include a son, Edwin Rex York, Vallejo, Calif,; three daughters, Pat Ritchie, Carthage, Betty Lou Palmer, Wellington, Kan., and Loretta Hawkins, St. Joseph; a brother, E.W. ``Cap'' Howrey, Jasper; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Waters Cemetery, northwest of Jasper. Visitation will be today from 7 to 8 p.m. at Weng Funeral Home, Jasper.

Donald Dungan

MIAMI, Okla. - Services for Donald Marris Dungan, 82, 409 Bay Street, who died Sunday, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami. The Rev. Nathan Chamberlain and the Rev. Ervin Maltbie will officiate.

Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, northwest of Treece, Kan.

Pallbearers will be Richard Frank, Charles Frank, Darrell Frank, Don Hefley, Philip Alsbaugh and Neil Wells.

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


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