Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
James J1500H. Danielson, 67, Madrid, Iowa, formerly of Joplin, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, at his home after an illness.
Mr. Danielson was June 17, 1929, at Madrid. He had lived many years in Joplin before he moved to Madrid two years ago. He was last employed by Pacific Molasses, Galena, Kan. He also had served as an assistant fire chief at Redings Mill.
He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include 10 children and step-children; 16 grandchildren and step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Virgil Danielson and Dan Danielson, both of Madrid; and three sisters, Wilma Miller, Mildred Peterson and Maxine Anderson, all of Madrid.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Sundberg-Kirkpatrick Funeral Home, Madrid. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Burkhart Cemetery, Racine.
Cecil B. Hammond, 76, 1407 Wisconsin Ave., died at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 13, 1997, at his home after a long illness.
Mr. Hammond was born Aug. 22, 1920, at Covington County, Ala. He had lived in the Joplin area for 20 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War and was a railroad worker. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans.
His wife, Kathryn E. Hammond, died on April 26, 1995.
Survivors include a brother, Mack Hammond, Daleville, Ala.; and two sisters, Lydia Geologan, Andalusia, Ala., and Mattie Dalton, Jacksonville, Fla.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Ozark Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. Junior Elam will officiate.
Arrangements are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City.
Charles Herschel Relford, 87, Joplin, died at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 1997, at a Joplin nursing home after a short illness.
Mr. Relford was born Feb. 8, 1910, at Parma. He retired from Joplin Printing Co. with eight years of service. He was a tree trimmer for 19 years with the former Bob Clay's Service Co. He served in the Army during World War II and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 534. He was a member of Villa Heights Christian Church.
Survivors include two stepsons, Donald Hudson, Joplin, and Charles Hudson, Jefferson City; two stepdaughters, Patricia Coleman, Carterville, and Athena Hart, Fort Wayne, Ind.; a sister, Edna Taylor, Mexico, Mo.; a brother, Elmer Relford, Mexico, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Graveside services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin. The Rev. Duane Trimble will officiate. Military rites will be conducted by Earl J. Bruton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 534.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Parker Mortuary, Joplin.
Contributions may be made to the Area Agency on Aging.
Betty Beck Wuellner, 71, Joplin, died at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 1997, after she suffered an apparent heart attack two miles north of Stotts City on Highway 97.
Ms. Wuellner was born July 11, 1925, near Stotts City. She had lived in Joplin for 20 years. She attended Mount Vernon schools. She was a cattle farmer most of her life in the Miller area. She helped to maintain the grounds of Beck Cemetery and the old Beck Community School House in Lawrence County for 20 years. She was a member of Miller United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a sister, Joan Kilburn, Joplin.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Parker Mortuary. The Rev. J.K. Wright will officiate.
Burial will be at noon Saturday in Beck Cemetery north of Stotts City.
Contributions may be made to Beck Cemetery Association, in care of the mortuary.
AURORA, Mo. - Graveside services for Douglas S. Bean, 68, Aurora, who died Thursday, March 6, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cornith Cemetery, north of Cassville.
The body has been cremated.
Contributions may be made to Heartline Hospice of Springfield, in care of Lakin Funeral Home, Pierce City.
CASSVILLE, Mo. - Mary Lou Cooper Boyd, 68, Cassville, died at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, 1997, at her residence after a long illness.
Mrs. Boyd was born Jan. 23, 1929, at Claremore, Okla. She grew up in McDonald County and was graduated in 1947 from Stella High School.
She worked at Cramer Industries, Kansas City, Kan., for 18 years and at Avon Products in Illinois for four years before she moved to Cassville in 1990.
She was a Methodist.
She married James Carl Boyd on March 31, 1951, at Bentonville, Ark. He survives.
Other survivors include a son, Carl David Boyd, Grain Valley; two daughters, Linda Sue Parrish, Oak Grove, and Cynthia Ann Hicks, Harper, Kan.; a stepson, Gary Franklin Boyd, Wichita, Kan.; five brothers, Wayne Cooper, Bartlesville, Okla., William Cooper, Mesquite, Texas, Charles Cooper, Prairie Village, Kan., John Cooper, Weatherford, Texas, and Joe Cooper, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; two sisters, Dorothy Hook, Bethany, and Betty Marie Stilts, Madison, Tenn.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Union Cemetery, Longview, with the Rev. Bertha Boyd officiating.
Pallbearers will be Bill Cooper, Kenny Cooper, Mike Cooper, Phil Hicks, Cody Parrish and Larry Parrish.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Williamson Funeral Home, Cassville.
Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, in care of the funeral home.
CASSVILLE, Mo. - Robert L. Carter, 47, Cassville, died at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 1997, at his sister's home after a long illness.
Mr. Carter was born Nov. 26, 1949, at Vernonia, Ore. He was graduated from Tillamook (Ore.) High School. He was a retired truck driver who drove for CRST truck line. He had lived in Texas for the past 11 years before he moved to the Cassville area nine months ago.
He was a member of Shell Knob Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Robert Carter, Baxter Springs, Kan.; two daughters, Jeana Thomas, Vancouver, Wash., and Vicki Burch, Butterfield; three brothers, Larry Carter, Purdy, and Paul Carter and Frank Carter, both of Cassville; two sisters, Freda Shelley, Butterfield, and Gail Walker, Ponce De Leon, and six grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. The Rev. Jerry Nickle will officiate. Burial will be in Munsey Cemetery, Eagle Rock.
Pallbearers will be Lawrence Carter, Paul Carter, Frank Carter, Lesley Carter, Dencil Carter and Craig Stratton.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
NEOSHO, Mo. - Opal Ruth Clanton, 86, Daytona Beach, Fla., formerly of Neosho, died at 5:18 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, 1997, at a Daytona Beach nursing home after a long illness.
Mrs. Clanton was born June 6, 1910, in Newton County. She moved to Neosho in 1988 from McDonald County. She moved to Florida in 1993. She had worked as a licensed practical nurse at the former Cardwell Memorial Hospital, Stella. She was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors include a daughter, Anna V. Carnell, Astor, Fla.; two granddaughters and two great-grandsons.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hazelgreen Cemetery, Boulder City. Dick Reed will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Woodard- Freund-Thompson Funeral Home, Neosho. Contributions may be made to the Hospice of Voulsia County, Fla., in care of the funeral home.
WHEATON, Mo. - Michael R. Helm, 47, Route 1, Purdy, died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 1997, at Cox South Hospital, Springfield, after a long illness.
Mr. Helm was born Nov. 8, 1949, at Des Moines, Iowa. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He had lived in the Wheaton area for 21 years.
Survivors include a son, Bo Helm, Pierce City; three daughters, Charity Gamboa and Faith Ann Helm, both of the state of Kansas; Jeffie Helm, Show Low, Ariz.; his father, Richard Helm, Des Moines; his mother, Bernice Versteeg, Purdy; a brother, Jay Velcher, Snowflake, Ariz.; four sisters, Dara Plympton, Snowflake, Rosie Babbitt, Joplin, Linda Stucky, Snowflake, Laurie Click, Tuscon, Ariz.; and six grandchildren.
The body has been cremated. Memorial services are pending with Wheaton Funeral Home, Wheaton.
LAMAR, Mo. - Brett Grubb Leivan, 32, Los Angeles, Calif., formerly of Lamar, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 1997, when he fell from a balcony while vacationing in Paris, France.
Mr. Leivan was born June 1, 1964, at Kansas City. He had lived 12 years in Los Angeles, where he moved from Lamar. He was a director for General Electric Corp., Los Angeles. He also was a model for a tuxedo company catalog and performed in the play, ``South Pacific.''
He was a Christian and a member of the Course of Miracles, Los Angeles.
Survivors include his father and stepmother, William and Jo Grubb, Kansas City; his mother, Vera Marie Leivan, Lamar; two brothers, Brandon Lee Leivan, Springfield, and Aaron L. Leivan, Lamar; his grandparents, Raymond and Mary Leivan, Lamar, and Stan and Ruth Tyler, Liberal; and great-grandparents, Eva Leivan, Lamar, and Viola Baetke, Liberal.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Lohmeyer-Konantz Funeral Home, Lamar. Doug Oakes, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Lamar. Visitation will be at 2 p.m. Saturday.
SCAMMON, Kan. - Helen E. Allen, 93, Scammon, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, at her home after a long illness.
Mrs. Allen was born Feb. 13, 1904, at Scammon. She was homemaker and lifetime resident of Scammon.
She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include six sons, James E. Allen, Tacoma, Wash., Walter Allen, Baxter Springs, Jack Allen, Brunswick, Mo., Bill Allen, Independence, Mo., Tom Allen, Miami, Okla., and Fred Allen, Scammon; four daughters, Mary Lou Ross, Cotter, Ark., Flora Lee Bowin, Melbourne, Fla., Alberta Flowers, Satellite, Fla., and Carole Thornton, Miami; a sister, Margie Aldridge, Columbus; 21 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Presbyterian Church, Scammon. Gloria Beagle and Larry Reynolds, ministers, will officiate. Burial will be in Hosey Hill Cemetery, Weir.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Ross, Richard Ross, Joe Ross, Gary Allen, Ben Draeger and Steve Allen.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Weir, where friends may call after 9 a.m. Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Presbyterian Church in Scammon.
COLUMBUS, Kan. - Jack Dale Duvall, 66, Keller, Texas, formerly of Columbus, died at 11:13 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 1997, at Baylor Hospital, Grapevine, Texas, after an illness.
Mr. Duvall was born March 19, 1930, at Columbus. He grew up there and was graduated from Columbus High School. He was graduated in 1957 from Wichita State University and in 1960 from the University of Utah College of Law, Salt Lake City.
He retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1980 after 20 years of service. He was director of corporate security for American Airlines. He retired in 1981.
He married Patricia Duvall in 1981 at Tulsa, Okla. She survives.
Other survivors include a son, Mark Duvall, Oklahoma City, Okla.; a daughter, April Haas, Hutchinson; his mother, Helen Pearl ``Dixie'' Bilhartz, Columbus; a brother, Woody Duvall, Miami, Okla.; and four grandchildren.
Private graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Park Cemetery, Columbus, with the Rev. Edwin Thomas officiating.
Contributions may be made to St. Francis Catholic Church, Grapevine, or to the American Diabetes Association, in care of Murdock Funeral Home, Columbus.
BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. - Chester Hughey, 86, Baxter Springs, died at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 1997, in a Galena nursing center after an illness.
Mr. Hughey was born Dec. 15, 1910, at Garland, Okla. He had lived in the area since 1940. He was a truck driver with Yellow Freight Lines for 31 years. He also was a driver for Fisher Truck Lines and PC Motor Freight for 13 years.
He was a member of First Christian Church, Baxter Springs.
He married Jimmie Linn Sturdy on July 14, 1934, at Stigler, Okla. She survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Glenda Gail Saunders, Stigler; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by two sons.
Arrangements are pending with Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher, Okla.