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Bob Bailey
NEOSHO, Mo. - Julian H. ``Bob'' Bailey, 78, Sperry, Okla., route 2, formerly of Neosho, died at 11:20 a.m. Friday, March 14, 1997, at a Tulsa, Okla., nursing home after a short illness.
Mr. Bailey was born Oct. 29, 1918, at Maryville, Mo. He moved to Neosho in 1947 from California.
He owned and operated Bailey Furniture on the Neosho square for 22 years, retiring in 1969. He moved to Oklahoma in 1976.
He was a Marine veteran of World War II.
He married Barbara E. Jones on May 25, 1946, at Las Vegas, Nev. She survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Mary Helen Freter, Sperry; a son, Robert W. Bailey, Tulsa; and a sister, Donna Hurst, Santa Ana, Calif.
Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Neosho, with the Rev. Jerry Seigel officiating. American Legion Post No. 163 will conduct a graveside flag-folding ceremony.
Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. The casket will remain closed.

Ruth Clanton
NEOSHO, Mo. - Graveside services for Opal Ruth Clanton, 86, Daytona Beach, Fla., formerly of Neosho, who died Wednesday, will be at 11 a.m. today at Hazelgreen Cemetery, Boulder City.
Dick Reed will officiate.
Arrangements are under the direction of Woodard-Freund-Thompson Funeral Home, Neosho.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Voulsia County, Fla., in care of the funeral home.
Additional survivors include two brothers, Jim White, North Little Rock, Ark., and Raymond White, The Dalles, Ore.; and two sisters, Marie Zinn, Joplin, and Violet Parsons, North Little Rock.

Marvin Coley
WEBB CITY, Mo. - Rufus Reed ``Marvin'' Coley, 86, 406 N. Webb Ave., Webb City, died at 6:45 p.m Thursday, March 13, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a sudden illness.
Mr. Coley was born March 21, 1910, at Hartland, Wash. He had lived in Webb City for more than 40 years.
He had worked for the Webb City school district in maintenance, for the Webb City Street Department, for Sunshine Biscuit Co, Webb City, and as a Webb City police officer.
He was a member of Frisco Church, Webb City, and the Anti-Theft Association No. 160, Webb City.
He married Rozene Severs Coley on March 15, 1952. She survives.
Other survivors include a son, Michael Griffith, Mesa, Ariz.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin, with the Rev. Bill Hobson officiating.
Pallbearers will be Paul Eden, Earl Mason, Wayne Medley, Jim Evans, Bob Tuter and Oscar Evans.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City.

George Fleck
CARTHAGE, Mo. - George D. Fleck, 82, San Jose, Calif., formerly of Carthage, died at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, 1997, at a San Jose nursing home after a long illness.
Mr. Fleck was born Sept. 5, 1914, at Philadelphia, Pa. He served in the Navy during World War II and came to Carthage after the war. He was a truck driver and was a member of the Teamsters Union in Joplin.
He married Ida H. Grayson on Sept. 28. 1937, in Philadelphia; she died July 3, 1977.
There are no immediate survivors.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Park Cemetery, Carthage, with the Rev. David Brane officiating. Services are under the direction of Knell Mortuary, Carthage.

Glenn Hawk Sr.
NEOSHO, Mo. - Glenn T. Hawk Sr., 86, 615 S. High St., Neosho, died at 2:45 a.m. Friday, March 14, 1997, at Freeman Neosho Hospital after a short illness.
Mr. Hawk was born Oct. 2, 1910, at Neosho. He was a lifelong Neosho resident.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 315th Medical Battalion, 90th Infantry Division.
He was a member of the Church of Hope, Neosho.
He had worked at Neosho Floral on North College Street for many years. He was a gardener for the Pet Milk Co., Neosho, and a custodian at Neosho High School. He worked for the L.E. Martin Moving and Storage, Neosho, and as an auctioneer's assistant.
He married Nola E. Lett on March 27, 1937, at Neosho. She survives.
Other survivors include a son, Glenn Hawk Jr., Neosho; a daughter, Glenda Adams, Diamond; three sisters, Dixie Bracy, Oklahoma City, Okla., Ann Harmon, Joplin, and Betty Wood, Republic; and two grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, with the Rev. Malcom Mosby officiating. Burial will be in Gibson Cemetery, near Neosho. American Legion Post No. 163, will conduct a graveside flag-folding ceremony.
Pallbearers will be Rodney Dobias, Roger Wilson, Lonnie Stites, Jerry Cornett, Richard Hutchison and Mitch Stillions.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. The family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Luther Irby
AURORA, Mo. - Luther L. ``Jakie'' Irby, 92, Aurora, died at 12:15 a.m. Friday, March 14, 1997, at an Aurora nursing home after a long illness.
Mr. Irby was born July 31, 1904, in Marionville. He was a retired commercial artist and a lifelong area resident.
He married Marcella Wallace on Nov. 30, 1931, in Springfield. She survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Carol Rapp, Phoenix, Ariz., Gloria Gold, Wheaton, and Linda Rauch, Aurora; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home. The Rev. Harold Gold will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Park Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Retta McNabb
AURORA, Mo. - Retta J. McNabb, 95, Aurora, died at 1:22 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 1997, at an Aurora nursing home after a long illness.
Mrs. McNabb was born Feb. 8, 1902, in Eagle Rock. She moved to Aurora in 1975. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
She married Charles McNabb on Feb. 10, 1940. He died Aug. 18, 1979.
She is survived by a stepson, Walter McNabb, Norman, Okla.; six step-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home. The Rev. Cliff Palmer will officiate. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Exeter.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church.

David Root
GREENFIELD, Mo. - David Wesley Root, 79, Greenfield, died at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 1997, at his home after a long illness.
Mr. Root was born March 16, 1917, at Lincoln, Neb. He was a machinist supervisor.
He was a member of Mount Olive Christian Church and Greenfield American Legion Post No. 47. He was an Army veteran of World War II.
He married Miriam Somerset on Dec. 8, 1942, at Macedon, N.Y. She survives.
Additional survivors include three brothers, Charles Root, David City, Neb., James Root, Boulder, Colo., and Marvin Root, Lake City, Fla.; and two sisters, Hazel Potter, Shortsville, N.Y., and Maxine Beach, Eagle, Neb.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Greenfield Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Gene Burnside will officiate. Burial will be in Greenfield Cemetery.
Military graveside services will be conducted by American Legion Post No. 47.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri.

Robert Smith
NEVADA, Mo. - Robert Joseph Smith, 48, Nevada, died Friday, March 14, 1997, at Nevada Regional Medical Center after a long illness.
Mr. Smith was born March 2, 1949, in Nevada and was a lifetime resident. He had worked at the Nevada State Hospital and in the Sheldon (Mo.) school district. He also was a farmer.
He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart.
Survivors include three daughters, Stacie Jo Roland, Nevada, Anna Mary Cusick, Quapaw, Okla., and Roberta Jolene Smith, Nevada; two brothers, Henry Abner Smith and William Kenneth Smith, both of Nevada; five sisters, Pat Robb, Montevallo, Della Holman, Nevada, Marilyn Spencer, Walker, Peggy Peterson, Girard, Kan., and Jacqueline Barrows, Baxter Springs, Kan.; and five grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Kan.
Friends may call until 9:30 a.m. Monday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Beauty White
GREENFIELD, Mo. - Beauty White, 93, Greenfield, died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 1997, at a nursing home in Lockwood after an illness.
Mrs. White was born Oct. 6, 1903, at Arcola.
She married Horace White on Sept. 2, 1922. He died in 1968.
Survivors include a son, Thedford White, Springfield; a daughter, Dorothy Diefenderfer, Jerico Springs; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
One daughter preceded her in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Greenfield Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Bob Martens will officiate. Burial will be in Arcola Hickory Grove Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Lockwood.

Charlotte Kent
GALENA, Kan. - Charlotte Marie Kent, 91, Tulsa, Okla., a former Galena resident, died at 12:15 p.m. Friday, March 14, 1997, at St. John's Medical Center, Tulsa, after a long illness.
Mrs. Kent was born Aug. 19, 1905, at Manila, Philippines. She was raised in Galena and was a graduate of Galena High School. She lived in Tulsa most of her life.
She married Eugene Albertson Kent on Sept. 15, 1926, in Galena. He died Dec. 12, 1990.
Survivors include two sons, George Henry Kent and Larry Kent, both of Park Hill, Okla.; a daughter, Charlotte Jean Hulsizer, Tulsa; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena. Paul Sims, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Hill Crest Cemetery, Galena.

Paul Parker
PITTSBURG, Kan. - Paul W. Parker, 71, 801 Twin Lakes Drive, died at 12:50 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 1997, at his home after four months of ill health.
Mr. Parker was born Sept. 18, 1925, at Charleston, Ark. He attended schools in Arkansas and graduated from Greenwood (Ark.) High School. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Central Arkansas, Conway, and received his graduate degree at the University of Arkansas.
He was an educator and came to Pittsburg (Kan.) State University 26 years ago and served as a professor and administrator for 26 years. He joined the school of education in 1968 as an associate professor of school administration and school services. In 1971, he was promoted to full professor and chairman of the department of curriculum and administration. In 1988, he was appointed chairman of the new department of social services and administrative studies, which he held until retiring in 1994.
Before coming to PSU, he was president of Allen County Community College, Iola, and worked at the University of Southern Mississippi and Arkansas College. He also had been a superintendent of schools in Missouri and a coach, teacher and principal at Decatur, Ark.
He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, where he was a deacon, trustee and elder. He was a member and past president of Sunflower Kiwanis Club, and a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Phi Delta Kappa, American Association of School Administrators, University Professors of Education Association, Educational Advisory Committee in Greenbush, and the Community Junior and College Administration Association. He also was active in Meals on Meals. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving from 1943 to 1946 in the European Theater of War. He was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service.
He married Grace Cox on June 3, 1949, at Little Rock, Ark. She survives.
Additional survivors include a daughter, Nancy Miller, Pittsburg; a son, Patrick Parker, Casa Grande, Ariz.; and three grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Robert Bardeen will officiate. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Fort Scott.
Graveside flag-folding ceremonies will be conducted by Ben Moore and Merlin Zollars of Benjamin A. Fuller Post No. 64, American Legion, Pittsburg.
Friends may call after 11 a.m. Sunday at Brenner Mortuary, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
The casket will be closed.

Harold Relf
COLUMBUS, Kan. - Harold Benton Relf, 76, rural Columbus, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, at his home after a sudden illness.
Mr. Relf was born May 1, 1920, in rural Columbus. He attended Mitchell School in rural Cherokee County and was a graduate of Cherokee County Community High School, Columbus. He received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from Kansas State Teachers College, Pittsburg, now Pittsburg State University.
He was a teacher at Ingram School, Lostine School, Lowell School and Highland School, all in Cherokee County, and CCCHS, Columbus. He was school principal in Cedar Vale and Oswego. He served as Cherokee County superintendent of schools in the early 1950s. He retired in May 1985.
He was a veteran of World War II.
He was a member of the First Christian Church, Columbus, where he taught Sunday School and served as an elder, chairman of the church board, chairman of the spirit life department, member of the pulpit committee and preached as a lay minister.
He was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, Gideons, Keith Reeves American Legion Post No. 3, Columbus and the Masonic Prudence Lodge No. 100, Columbus.
Survivors include a sister, Lucille Edmondson, Columbus.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the First Christian Church, Columbus, with the Rev. Garland Bohn officiating. Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Columbus.
Visitation will continue until 9 a.m. Monday at Murdock Funeral Home, Columbus.
Contributions may be made to the First Christian Church Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home or the church.

Betty Young
GALENA, Kan. - Betty Jane Hunt, 71, Galena, died at 9:16 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., after an illness.
Mrs. Young was born July 17, 1925, at Joplin. She was a lifelong area resident. She was a homemaker and a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge, Chapter 1990 of Joplin.
She married Billie E. Young on Nov. 19, 1949, at Bentonville, Ark. He died June 22, 1983.
Survivors include four sons, Marion Young and Carl Young, both of Galena, Wayne Dunn, Carl Junction, Mo., and Melvin Young, Joplin; a daughter, Sheila Boydston, Corinth, Texas; three sisters, Margie DeArmond, Joplin, Pat Case, Hermitage, Mo., and Naomi Case, Henderson, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today at Oak Hill Cemetery, Galena. The Rev. Jeff Martin will officiate.
The family will be at the Wayne Dunn home, 1207 Scott Drive, Carl Junction.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena.

Cora Deacon dies at age 103
COMMERCE, Okla. - Cora Riley Deacon, 103, Commerce, died at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 1997, at a local nursing home after a short illness.
Mrs. Deacon was born Jan. 7, 1894, at Nowata. She lived her entire life in Craig and Nowata counties. She was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Welch Christian Church.
She married Robert C. Deacon on Sept. 5, 1911, at Independence, Kan. He died on April 8, 1959.
Survivors include three sons, Ernest Clifford Deacon, Miami, Robert Charles Deacon, Welch, and LeRoy Deacon, Coffeyville, Kan.; two daughters, Dorothy Marie Carson, Miami, and Thelma Irene McMurray, Madison, Ill.; a brother, Dick Riley, Rolla, Kan.; 21 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 10 great- great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at North Edna Cemetery, Edna, Kan., with Brad Canham, minister, officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Thomas Funeral Home, Welch.

Bonnie DeFrance 
CARL JUNCTION, Mo. - Bonnie Jean DeFrance, 60, Carl Junction, died Sunday afternoon, March 16, 1997, at St. John's Mercy Hospital, Creve Coeur, after a long illness. Mrs. DeFrance was born March 23, 1936, at Honolulu, Hawaii. She graduated in 1954 from Baxter Springs (Kan.) High School. She was a homemaker and a member of the Beta Sigma Phi social sorority. She married Max DeFrance on Sept. 17, 1955, at Baxter Springs. He survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Lori Countryman, Fenton, and Melissa Jecker, Austin, Texas; a son, James DeFrance, Kirkwood; her father, Alton K. Blosser, Raytown; two brothers, Alton Kent Blosser Jr., Vero Beach, Fla., and Marshall Blosser, Topeka, Kan.; and three grandchildren. The body has been cremated. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Royal Heights Methodist Church, Joplin. Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association in care of Gerber Chapel, Webster Groves. 

Blaine Farber 
NEOSHO, Mo. - Blaine Donovan Farber, 79, 1258 Circle Drive, died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 1997, at Freeman Neosho Hospital after a long illness. Mr. Farber was born Aug. 22, 1917, at St. Louis. He received his education in St. Louis. He was retired from the Placer County School District. He was a vocational education instructor and taught automotive engineering. He was a member of Neosho United Methodist Church, the Neosho Methodist Men's Group, American Legion Post No. 163 of Neosho, and the 40 and 8 Societe. He was a board member of the Newton County Senior Citizens, past commander of American Legion Post No. 259 of Paradise, Calif., and past president of the Grass Valley (Calif.) Sportsmen Club. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. Survivors include his wife, Betty Barclay Farber; two daughters, Jacquelyn Dunand, Ouroux, France, and Sandra Hand, Palm Springs, Calif.; a son, Donovan Blaine Farber, Grass Valley, Calif.; and eight grandchildren. The body will be cremated. Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Neosho United Methodist Church. The Rev. J.C. Harp will officiate. Private burial will be held at a later date. A flag-folding ceremony will be conducted by American Legion Post No. 163. Arrangements are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. Contributions may be made to Neosho United Methodist Church. 

Ruby Kuhn 
CARL JUNCTION, Mo. - Ruby Mae Kuhn, 85, Kansas City, Kan., a former Carl Junction resident, died at 2:35 a.m. Monday, March 17, 1997, at a Kansas City, Kan., nursing home after five months of ill health. Mrs. Kuhn was born Feb. 6, 1912, in Carl Junction. She lived in Carl Junction until the age of 13, when she moved to Kansas City, Kan. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Herman Kuhn, died in December 1978. Survivors include three brothers, Orville Lynn, Joplin, Harold Lynn, Kansas City, Kan., and Donald Lynn, Bertrand. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Carl Junction Cemetery. Randy L. Wilson, minister, will officiate. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home, Webb City. 

Marie Morgan 
WEBB CITY, Mo. - Marie Boyd Morgan, 78, Columbus, Ga., a former Webb City resident, died at 3:40 a.m. Sunday, March 16, 1997, at St. Francis Hospital, Columbus, after an illness. Mrs. Morgan was born at Tar River, Okla. She moved to Webb City, where she graduated from high school in 1937. She had lived in Columbus since 1948. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Striplin Terrace United Methodist Church, Columbus. Her husband, Richard F. Morgan Sr., preceded her in death. Survivors include a daughter Judy Rusnak, Butler; Richard F. Morgan II, Columbus; a sister, Helen Newman, Webb City; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Chapel of the Pines Mausoleum in Parkhill Cemetery, Columbus. The Rev. Gaston Pollock will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Columbus. 

LaVaune Oswalt 
JASPER, Mo. - LaVaune L. Oswalt, 94, Jasper, died at 10:35 a.m. Monday, March 17, 1997, at a nursing home in Arma, Kan., after a sudden illness. Mrs. Oswalt was born Dec. 10, 1902, in Dade County. She lived most of her life in the Jasper and Barton counties area. She was a homemaker and a member of Jasper Christian Church. She married Lee Samuel Oswalt on Oct. 13, 1928, at Girard, Kan. He died in 1950. Survivors include a son, Vernon Oswalt, Jasper. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Nashville Cemetery, west of Jasper. Arrangements are under the direction of Weng Funeral Chapel, Jasper. 

Sandra Parrish 
MONETT, Mo. - Sandra Kay Parrish, 55, Monett, died at 10:05 a.m. Sunday, March 16, 1997, at Cox Monett Hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack. Mrs. Parrish was born May 17, 1941, in Monett and was a lifelong resident. She was a homemaker and a member of Gunter Methodist Church, south of Purdy. She married Ted Parrish on April 24, 1963, in Monett. She survives. Additional survivors include a son, Chris Parrish, Monett; a daughter, Lisa Hill, West Hampton Beach, N.Y.; her mother and stepfather, Faye and Carl Hultgren, Monett; two brothers, Jerry Patton, Monett, and David Patton, Tulsa, Okla.; four sisters, Joy Disler, Tulsa, Linda Holloway and Sharon Welde, both of Monett, and Rita Schallert, Purdy; and four grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett. The Rev. Jerry Nickle will officiate. Burial will be in Gunter Cemetery, south of Purdy. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Gunter Methodist Church, in care of the funeral home. 

Jack Reeves 
ANDERSON, Mo. - Jack L. Reeves, 57, Willard, an Anderson native, died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 1997, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after an eight-month illness. Mr. Reeves was born Jan. 8, 1940, in Anderson. He was a Navy veteran. He worked 38 years as an air-traffic controller, most recently at the Springfield-Branson Regional Airport. His wife, Beverly Reeves, died Sept. 25, 1996. Survivors include a son, Scott Reeves, Willard; and two sisters, Pat Barnes, Mound City, and Linda Martin, Decatur, Ark. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Mount Zion Presbyterian Church, Willard. The Rev. Richard Menzel will officiate. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Pineville Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Klingner Mortuary, Springfield. Contributions may be made to Mount Zion Presbyterian Church, Willard, or to the Pineville Cemetery Society. 

Ida Smalley 
NEVADA, Mo. - Ida P. Smalley, 90, Nevada, died Friday, March 14, 1997, at Nevada Regional Medical Center after a short illness. Mrs. Smalley was born Sept. 13, 1906, in the state of Oklahoma. She and her husband moved to the Moundville area in 1959 from the state of California. She had worked for Welty's Sale Barn, Cottey College and the Mitchell Hotel Coffee Shop, all in Nevada. Her husband, Ralph Smalley, died in 1960. She also was preceded in death by a daughter. Survivors include three granddaughters and 11 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today at Wellborn Cemetery, Moundville. The Rev. Terry Colwell will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. 

Elizabeth Smith 
CARTHAGE, Mo. - Elizabeth K. Smith, 67, Carthage, died at 3:47 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 1997, at McCune-Brooks Hospital, Carthage, after a long illness. Mrs. Smith was born April 25, 1929, at Blue Island, Ill. She moved to Carthage in 1948 from Miller. She worked at the Safeway Cheese Plant, Carthage, until 1975. She was a member of First Christian Church, Carthage. Survivors include a daughter, Kelly M. Smith, St. Louis; two sons, David Smith, Jasper, and John Moore, Beijing, China; two brothers, Bill Moore, state of Texas, and Robert Moore, Chicago, Ill.; and a sister, Margie Sauerbier, Blue Island. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Miller Memorial Cemetery, Miller. Bob Lyttle, minister, will officiate. Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. today at Knell Mortuary, Carthage. The casket will be closed. 

Leonard Chubb 
BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. - Leonard Louis Chubb, 92, Baxter Springs route 2, died at 2:14 a.m. Monday, March 17, 1997, at a nursing home in Picher, Okla., after a long illness. Mr. Chubb was born Nov. 1, 1904, in Indian Territory, Okla. He had lived in the Baxter Springs area all of his life. He attended Baker University and graduated from Wentworth Military Academy at Lexington, Mo. He was a retired farmer and stockman. He was a member of Neutral United Methodist Church. He married Nadine Marshall on June 5, 1927, at Crestline. She survives. Additional survivors include a daughter, Polly Burcham, Overland Park; a son, Richard Chubb, Pittsburg; a brother, Melvin ``Punk'' F. Chubb, Spartanburg, S.C.; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher, Okla. The Rev. Paul Wiand will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, northwest of Treece. Pallbearers will be Jim Rainey, Scott Jarrett, Art McFerron, Gary Linderman, Ronnie Stoskopf and David Jones. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Neutral United Methodist Church, in care of the funeral home. 

Sarah Ellis dies at 100 
MIAMI, Okla. - Sarah Okla Johnston Ellis, 100, 501 F St. N.E., died at 3:05 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 1997, at Baptist Regional Health Center after a long illness. Mrs. Ellis was born July 25, 1896, at Akins, Okla. She was a homemaker. She moved to Miami from Treece, Kan., in 1930. She attended First Assembly of God Church, Miami. Her husband, Benjamin F. Ellis, died June 6, 1975. Surviving are three daughters, Martha Gailey, Miami, Mary Lou Morgan, Bethany, and LaVetta Endsley, Pawhuska; seven grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Gerald Baser and the Rev. Kenneth Thulin will officiate. Burial will be in GAR Cemetery, Miami. Family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Jim Thomas Funeral Home, Miami. 

Pearl Heiney 
BLUEJACKET, Okla. - Pearl Ann Heiney, 88, Bluejacket, died at 2:10 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 1997, at her son's home in Adair after a sudden illness. Mrs. Heiney was born Nov. 23, 1908, at Garland County, Ark. She moved to Bluejacket in 1943. She was homemaker. She was a member of the local Church of God and the Flower Garden Club. She married K.M. Heiney on May 31, 1931, at Oma, Ark. He died Aug. 13, 1978. Survivors include six sons, Russell Heiney, Bluejacket, Buddy Heiney, Anderson, Mo., Clifford Heiney, Republic, Thomas Heiney, Chelsea, Kenneth Heiney, Vinita, and Ralph Heiney, Adair; three daughters, Margie Crabtree, Miami, Hazel Heiney, Bluejacket, and Winnie Durbin, Seneca, Mo.; 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Thomas Funeral Home, Welch. The Rev. Ralph Heiney and the Rev. Onas Hood will officiate. Burial will be in Bluejacket Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tommy Heiney, Jeff Heiney, Marty Heiney, Jerald Durbin, Junior Heiney and Kenny Crabtree. 

Mary Hollin 
AFTON, Okla. - Mary Ellen Hollin, 75, Afton, died at 3:40 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 1997, at a Grove nursing home after a long illness. Mrs. Hollin was born Feb. 17, 1922, at Deming, N.M. She was a retired nurse. She moved to Afton from Santa Maria, Calif., about eight years ago. Her husband, Ottis Hollin, survives. Also surviving are a son, James Archie Hext, Vinita; two daughters, Mary Ann Richards, Duncan, Ariz., and Gladys Jean Schatan, San Diego, Calif.; a sister, Marvelas Graham, state of California; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Jim Thomas Funeral Home, Afton. No services are planned. 

Clarence Liston II 
MIAMI, Okla. - Clarence William Liston II, 70, 409 D St. N.W., died at 8:15 a.m. Monday, March 17, 1997, at his home after a long illness. Mr. Liston was born Sept. 10, 1926, at Manila, Philippines. He lived the last three months in Miami, moving from San Francisco, Calif. He served 18 years in the Army. He was a World War II and Korean War veteran. He was a Catholic. Surviving are two sons, Clarence William Liston III, Miami, and Michael Liston, Huntsville, Ala.; a daughter, Margaret Rose Thornton, Detroit, Mich.; a sister, Maria Gonzales, San Francisco; and five grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at GAR Cemetery, Miami. The Rev. Sam Carper will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami. 

Agnes Schiffbauer 
WYANDOTTE, Okla. - Agnes Irene Williams Schiffbauer, 85, Wyandotte, died at 9:51 a.m. Sunday, March 16, 1997, at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, after a short illness. Mrs. Schiffbauer was born Oct. 6, 1911, at Ozark, Mo. She lived most of her life in the Wyandotte area. She was a homemaker and a member of Wyandotte Christian Church. Her husband, Rodie Schiffbauer, died July 28, 1993. Survivors include a daughter, Pat McMillan, Wyandotte; two brothers, John Williams, Ozark, and George Williamson, Redmond, Wash.; a sister, Anna Jane McLean, Hemet, Calif.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wyandotte Christian Church. Merwyn McMillan, Rex Nehring and Del Camp will officiate. Burial will be in Wyandotte Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson, Mo.


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