Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries

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Jimmie Bowman

Services for Jimmie D. Bowman, 61, 1506 E. 38th St., who died Tuesday, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Parker Mortuary. The Rev. Max Bishop will officiate. Burial will be in Osborne Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the mortuary. The casket will be closed at all times. Contributions may be made to the oncology department at St. John's Regional Medical Center.

Fred DeBois

Fred O. DuBois,stet 75, 2223 Missouri Ave., died at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, 1997, at his home after a short illness. cancer Mr. DuBois was born Oct. 14, 1921, at Eureka Springs, Ark. He lived in Joplin most of his life. He worked at Miller Manufacturing and Work-Ware Manufacturing, both of Joplin. He retired in 1982. He was a member of the Joplin Elks Lodge. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He married Martha Alice Guettermanstet on Nov. 14, 1941, in Joplin. She survives. Additional survivors include a daughter, Lois Mitchell, Joplin; and five grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Stone Cemetery, southeast of Joplin. Terry Tyler and Tom Glaze, ministers, will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary. Contributions may be made to New Hope Hospice, Joplin, in care of the mortuary.

Adalia Gillett

Adalia Marie Popp Gillett, 94, 2502 Moffet Ave., died at 2:25 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, 1997, at a local nursing home after a short illness. Mrs. Gillett was born May 23, 1902, at Grainfield, Kan. She moved to Joplin four years ago from Quinter, Kan. She was graduated from of Ottawa (Kan.) University. She was a school teacher for 37 years and retired from the Weld Central District. She was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church at Quinter, the National Retired Teachers Association and the American Association of Retired Persons. She married James Gillett on July 10, 1928, at Grainfield. He died April 18, 1984. Survivors include a son, John Gillett, Carl Junction; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The body will be cremated. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary.

Aurelia Maples

NEOSHO, Mo. - Aurelia Ethel Hyatt Maples, 93, 7963 Lime Kiln Road, died at noon Wednesday, March 25, 1997, at McCune-Brooks Hospital, Carthage, after a short illness. Mrs. Maples was born March 30, 1903, at Murphy, N.C. She moved to Neosho from Jasper in 1992. She was a homemaker. She married Wayne Maples on Jan. 5, 1939, in Fanning County, Ga. He died in 1968. Survivors include a son, Bill Maples, Neosho; a daughter, Bettie Lambert, Louisville, Colo.; two brothers, Guy Hyatt, state of North Carolina, and Ray Hyatt, state of Florida; two sisters, Dorothy Mashburn, state of North Carolina, and Inez Arp, state of Florida; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Hyatt Cemetery, Murphy, N.C. Arrangements are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.

Bracy Martinez

LIBERAL, Mo. - Bracy James Martinez, 17, Fort Scott, Kan., formerly of Liberal, was pronounced dead at 5:20 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, 1997, on a road near Moundville. The death has been ruled a suicide. Mr. Martinez was born July 13, 1979, at Parsons, Kan. He worked at Wendy's restaurant, Fort Scott. Survivors include his parents, Cindy and Terry Hobbs, Liberal; two brothers, Tracy Martinez, La Cygne, Kan., and Christopher Martinez, Liberal; a sister, Fredia Cox, Fort Scott; a stepsister, Brady Kirch, Fort Scott; maternal grandparents, Homer and Deloris Wisdom, state of Kansas; and paternal grandfather, Dale Hobbs, Arcadia, Kan. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Leroy Cemetery, Liberal, with the Rev. Thayne Fast officiating. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Lohmeyer-Konantz Funeral Home, Lamar.

Rex Maxwell

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. - Rex Allen Maxwell, 46, 201 Karen Drive, died at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at home after a one-year illness. Mr. Maxwell was born April 26, 1950, at Webb City. He was a lifelong Carl Junction resident. He was graduated in 1968 from Carl Junction High School. He was a contractor. He was a member of Carl Junction Masonic Lodge and Carl Junction United Methodist Church. He married Christine Kiser on Sept. 27, 1991. She survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Heather Maxwell, of the home; his mother, Willa Maxwell, Carl Junction; and a brother, Joe Maxwell, Carl Junction. Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Carl Junction United Methodist Church. The Rev. Bob Simon will officiate. Pallbearers will be Ed Ports, Glen Yarlbough Jr., Ronnie Watson, David Collard, Richard Donham and John Winnett. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Simpson Funeral Home, Carl Junction.

Raymond Spicka

MONETT, Mo. - Raymond M. Spicka, 73, Monett, died at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 1997, at a local nursing home after a long illness. Mr. Spicka was born Sept. 3, 1923, in the state of Nebraska. He was a truck driver and a Catholic. There are no immediate survivors. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at Oakdale Cemetery, Monett. The Rev. John Braun and the Rev. Olan Raney will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett.

Alice Stone

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. - Alice L. Stone, 81, 200 Karen Drive, died at 4:22 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, after a two-month illness. Mrs. Stone was born June 18, 1915, at Pittsburg, Kan. She was a homemaker and a member of the Nazarene Church of Carl Junction. Her husband, Rueben Stone, died in 1974. Survivors include a son, Carl Stone, Rockingham, N.C.; three daughters, Ruby Dunn, 502 Brentwood Drive, Collene Warren, Phoenix, Ariz., and Charlene Purcell, Arlington, Texas; seven brothers, Quincy Wood, Harold Wood, Lonzo Wood and George Wood, all of Pittsburg, James Wood, Carl Junction, Joe Wood, Webb City, and Dean Wood, Butler; four sisters, Juanita Roberts, Joplin, Evelyn McClelland, Norwood, Alpha Bolinger, Caldwell, Idaho, and Ethel Stewart, Seminole, Fla.; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Carl Junction Cemetery. The Rev. Bob Simon will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City.

Mearl Oliver

GIRARD, Kan. - Mearlstet Glen Oliver, 85, Girard, died at 10:29 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, 1997, in the emergency room at Hospital District No. 1, Girard after an illness. Mr. Oliver was born Jan. 7, 1912, at Holly Grove, Ark. He grew up in Kansas City, Mo. He received a degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University. He moved to Houston, Texas, in 1942 and to Tulsa, Okla., in 1946. He was vice president and general manager of Braden Steel Corporation in Tulsa. He moved in 1957 to rural Lamar, Mo., where he was active in the Farm Bureau, served on the Barton County Rural School Board and was a former Barton County commissioner. He moved in 1963 to Girard and worked for Allgeier Martin and Associates, Inc., Joplin, Mo., until retiring in 1981. He was active in Boy Scouts, having been an Eagle Scout and a past scout master in Tulsa and Girard. He was a member of the Order of the Arrow in scouting. He also was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. He married Wilma Weidemierstet on Jan. 11, 1935, at Kansas City. She survives. Additional survivors include a daughter, Susan A. Robinson, Breezy Hill; three sons, David M. Oliver, Independence, Mo., Timothy A. Oliver, Webb City, Mo., and Patrick S. Oliver, Overland Park; two sisters, Gerristet Salvador, Republic, Mo., and Doris Bell, Moreland; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home, Girard. Burial will be in the Girard Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today. Contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church of Girard, in care of the funeral home.

Dorothy Walker

GALENA, Kan. - Dorothy M. Hulvey Walker, 85, formerly of 1809 Joplin St., died at 4:05 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, 1997, at a local nursing home after an illness. Mrs. Walker was born Oct. 1, 1911, in Galena and was a lifetime resident. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Order of Eastern Star, Amy Chapter No. 165, both of Galena. She married Robert Hulvey in 1931 at Girard. He died April 22, 1957. She married Ben Walker in 1960 at Pittsburg. He died July 4, 1970. Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Wade, Little Rock, Ark., and Colleen Scott, Riverton; a brother, John Petty, San Diego, Calif.; a sister, Gladys Treadway, Parsons; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Hill Crest Cemetery, Galena. The Rev. J.W. Stephenson will officiate. Eastern Star services will be conducted at the cemetery. The casket will be closed at all times. Arrangements are under the direction of Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena.

Joseph Breaune

MIAMI, Okla. - Joseph G. Breaune, 81, 53201 East 110 Rd., died at 2:35 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, after a long illness. Mr. Breaune was born Aug. 13, 1915, at El Paso, Texas. He attended elementary through law school in Norman, Okla. He was graduated from the University of Oklahoma School of Law in 1942. He served in the Army in the Philippines during World War II and later in Japan, where he worked on the war crimes commission for Gen. Douglas McArthur. He moved to Miami in 1946 and established a law practice. He served as a municipal judge of Miami and was a district judge of Ottawa and Delaware counties for five years. He was an associate district judge of Ottawa County for five years. He retired in 1991. He was active in organizing a rural water district west of Miami. He served on the rural water district board for 20 years. He helped organize the Sheltered Workshop and Friendship House, both of Miami. He was chairman of the Ottawa County Red Cross for five years. He commanded the Miami National Guard Unit for 10 years. He served as president of the Miami Noon Lions' Club in 1966. He was a member of Moore-McCoy Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2688 and the Floyd L. Perry American Legion Post No. 147. He was past master of Miami Masonic Lodge No. 140, AF&AM. He was a member of the York Rite and was a Shriner. He was chairman of the Advancement of the Boy Scouts of America, Bartlesville, from 1958 to 1968. He taught Sunday school classes and served as an elder and a deacon at First Presbyterian Church, Miami. He married Ruth Virginia Williams on June 23, 1939. She survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Glenda King, Derby, Kan., and Roberta Crum, Port Duncan; a brother, Harry Brown, St. Louis, Mo.; a sister, Mildred Meeks, Yuma, Ariz.; and five grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, Miami. The Rev. John P. Wilson will officiate. Burial will be in Duffield Cemetery, Jay. Pallbearers will be Wayne Dickerson, Bonney Whiteley, John Dunaway, Charles O'Dell, Paul Dent and Kenneth King. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Northeast Oklahoma Veteran's Funeral Detail. Arrangements are under the direction of Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami. Contributions may be made to Baptist Regional Health Center or First Presbyterian Church, both in Miami.

Mary Brock

PICHER, Okla. - Memorial services for Mary Elizabeth Quintlanstet Brock, 58, 101 E. DeVilliersstet Circle, who died Tuesday, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher. The Rev. Bill Richeystet will officiate. The body has been cremated.

Almeda Hinkle

MIAMI, Okla. - Almeda Cravens Hinkle, 84, Miami, died at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, 1997, at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, after a short illness. Mrs. Hinkle was born July 26, 1912, at Konawa. She had lived in Neodesha, Kan., and Welch before she moved to the Miami area three years ago. She was graduated from Welch schools. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. She married Herman Hinkle on March 18, 1933, at Vinita. He died Aug. 17, 1986. Survivors include two sisters, Helen Ferrell and Maudie Bluejacket, both of Welch. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Neodesha (Kan.) Cemetery. Roland Adcock, minister, will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Thomas Funeral Home, Welch.

H.E. Wilson

GROVE, Okla. - H.E. Wilson, 93, Grove, died at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at Grove General Hospital after a long illness. Mr. Wilson was born May 1, 1903, in the Vidette community, near Little Rock, Ark. He started his teaching career in Arkansas and later was superintendent of schools in Byron and Beaver, Okla. He was superintendent of Grove schools for 16 years until 1964. He taught physics and history at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, Miami, from 1964 until he retired from teaching in 1968. He began auditing schools in 1964 for Delaware County and retired in 1987. He was a member of the Oklahoma Education Association since 1928 and the Masonic Lodge since 1929. He was a member of the Rotary Club since 1942, having been a member at Beaver and was the last charter member of the Grove Rotary Club. He was a member of the Baptist Church in Grove. He married Dorothy Horton in 1926. She died in 1986. He later married Martha Hoover. She survives. Other survivors include a sister, Billie Thompson, Mayfield, Ky.; and three stepsons, whose names and addresses were unavailable; and several stepgrandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove. The Rev. Loyd Crawford will officiate. Burial will be in Olympus Cemetery.

Chuck Daniel

Charles Edmund ``Chuck'' Daniel, 68, Joplin, died at 12:30 a.m. Thursday March 27, 1997, at his home after a long illness.

Mr. Daniel was born June 19, 1928, at Helena, Ark. He moved to Joplin in 1962 from Elgin, Ill. He worked 42 years for Western Union and retired in 1989 as a communications technician. He was a Baptist.

He served in the Army during the Korean War. He was an Exalted Ruler of Joplin Elks' Lodge No. 501, a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies Valley of Joplin, Fellowship Lodge No. 345 AF & AM, Abou Ben Adhem of Springfield, Joplin Shrine Club, and was past president of the Oriental Band of Joplin.

He married Carmene Hall on Feb. 10, 1979, in Joplin. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, C.E. Daniel II, Moore, Okla.; a daughter, Carolyn K. Green. Topeka, Kan.; three stepsons, Charles Hall, Springfield, Robert Lee Hall, Kansas City, and C.J. Hall, Joplin; a brother, Ersell Daniel, Joliet, Ill.; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Parker Mortuary. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. Lodge No. 345 will perform Masonic graveside rites.

The family will receive friends 6 to 7 p.m. today at the mortuary.

Contributions may be made to St. John's Hospice, in care of the mortuary.

Sarah Gentry

Sarah Jane Gentry, 86, Joplin, died at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, March 27, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a long illness.

Mrs. Gentry was born Dec. 23, 1910, at Bristow, Okla. She moved to Joplin four years ago from Vinita, Okla. She was a Baptist and a homemaker.

She married Otto Gentry on May 29, 1934, at Bentonville, Ark. He died in May 1964.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Bird, Joplin, and Janice Glover, Tulsa, Okla.; a son, Tommy Bennefield, Tulsa, Okla.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The body has been taken for cremation.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary, Joplin.

Carol Ashley

PIERCE CITY, Mo. - Carol Lou Lamastus Ashley, 57, Pierce City, died at 4:58 a.m. Thursday, March 27, 1997, at an area nursing home after a long illness.

Mrs. Ashley was born July 11, 1939, at Battle Lake, Minn. She moved to Pierce City in 1969. She was employed at Sarajo and Clark Industries in California. She was a Baptist.

Survivors include her mother, Clara Bliss, Dent, Minn.; three sons, Richard Vellee, Oklahoma City, Okla., Kevin B. Vellee Sr., Wentworth, Mo., and Jim A. Lamastus, Pierce City,; a brother, Sheldon Bliss, Hawthorne, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

Services are pending with Lincoln Funeral Home, Pierce City.

Thurman Block

NEOSHO, Mo. - Thurman Ray Block, 60, 1020 W. Hill, died at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 27, 1997, after a long illness.

Mr. Block was born Sept. 12, 1936, at Hobart, Okla. He had been an equipment technician for GTE in Bryan, Texas, for 21 years. He retired in 1991. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of Neosho American Legion Post No. 163. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church, Neosho.

He married Alma Lou on June 2, 1978, at Bryan. She survives.

Other survivors include four daughters, Patricia K. Adams, state of Arizona, Piroska Scott, Iola, Texas, Ilonka Moon, Seattle, Wash., and Etelka Trader, San Antonio, Texas; two stepsons, Doug Irvin Jr., Wichita, Kan., andJoseph Irvin, Springfield; a stepdaughter, Terry Johnson, Wichita; a stepmother, Pauline Block, Sturgis, S.D.; three brothers, Eddie Block and Arvel Block, both of Hobart, Okla., and Archie Block, Flower Mound, Texas; a sister, Judy Summers, Hobart; a stepbrother Edsell Roe, Rapid City, S.D.; and 15 grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Northside Baptist Church. The Rev. Terry Swagerty and the Rev. Doug Irvin Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery, Neosho.

Pallbearers will be Charles Kuykendall, Jim Delaney, Matthew Persinger, Dwayne Northcut, Bill Hulsey Sr., Dallas Kelly, Bud Powell, Al Dockstader and Tom Brumfield.

American Legion Post No. 163 will perform a graveside flag-folding ceremony.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.

Curtis Ellis

CASSVILLE, Mo. - Curtis F. Ellis, 78, Cassville, died at 4:20 a.m. Thursday, March 27, 1997, at South Barry County Hospital, Cassville, after a long illness.

Mr. Ellis was born Jan. 17, 1919, at Exeter. He served in the Army during World War II. He worked as a mechanic for James' Automotive, Cassville, for 20 years. He retired in 1994. He was a member of Exeter Assembly of God Church, where he served as a deacon.

He married Ellen Patterson on July 3, 1938. She died March 24, 1955.

He married Dorothy Harrison on June 8, 1957. She preceded him in death.

Survivors include two sons, Dale Ellis, Neosho, and Gary Ellis, Cassville; four daughters, Marion Stubblefield, Freda Barnes and Wilma Hilburn, all of Cassville, and Wanda Cole, Kansas City, Kan.; a brother, Joe Ellis, Manhattan, Kan.; a sister, Etta Mae Matlock, Viola, Kan.; 13 grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and six great-stepgrandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. The Rev. Bob Harrison and the Rev. Bryan Shaw will officiate. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter.

Pallbearers will be Tony Sanders, Randy Sanders, Steve Sanders, Jeffrey Stubblefield, Scott Sanders, Joe Stubblefield, Billie Ellis and Gary Ellis.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to Exeter Assembly of God Church, in care of the funeral home.

Marguerite Frey

DIAMOND, Mo. - Marguerite E. Frey, 82, Phoenix, Ariz., died Monday, March 24, 1997, at her home after a short illness. Her son, Mike Frey, is a Diamond resident.

Mrs. Frey was born June 15, 1914, at Pocahontas, Iowa. She had lived in Phoenix about 28 years. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Jerome's Catholic Church, Phoenix.

She married Roy C. Frey on Feb. 8, 1941, at Pocahontas. He survives.

Other survivors include four additional sons, John Frey and Bob Frey, both of Kansas City, Larry Frey, Springfield, and Joe Frey, Mesa, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin. The Rev. Joe Peplansky will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City.

Pallbearers will be Brian Frey, David Frey, Mike Frey, Aaron Frey, Jason Frey and Joe Frey.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the mortuary.

Maggie Leake

SHELL KNOB, Mo. - Margaret ``Maggie'' Enloe Leake, 73, Shell Knob, died at 10:40 p.m. Sunday, March 23, 1997, at Carroll Regional Medical Center, Berryville, Ark., after a short illness.

Mrs. Leake was born Jan. 31, 1924, at Kansas City, Kan. She moved to Shell Knob in 1985.

She was a co-owner of the candy factory in Shell Knob for six years. She was a co-caretaker of Tri-County Rod and Gun Club, Kansas City, Kan., for 20 years before she moved to Shell Knob.

She was a member of First Christian Church, Shell Knob.

She married James E. ``Speedy'' Leake on Oct. 22, 1953, at Olathe, Kan. He died on Aug. 4, 1996.

Survivors include two daughters, Joann Michellek, Shell Knob, and Melinda Rinehart, Shawnee, Kan.; two stepsons, James Leake, Jacksonville, N.C., and Robert Leake, Ingalls, Ind.; two brothers, David Enloe, Bonner Springs, Kan., and Gene Enloe, Overland Park, Kan.; two sisters, Bessie Ross, Shell Knob, and Mary Catherine Rickman, Columbia; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Painter Cemetery, Shell Knob, with Corky Johnson, minister, officiating.

Contributions may be made to the First Responders or to Hospice Care of the Carroll Regional Medical Center, in care of Williamson Funeral Home, Shell Knob.

Libby Williams

LAMAR, Mo. - Elizabeth Ann ``Libby'' Williams, 63, Springfield, a native of Lamar, died at 4:40 a.m. Thursday, March 27, 1997, at her home after a long illness.

Miss Williams was born March 4, 1934, in Lamar. She grew up and attended schools in Lamar. She had been a high-school and college English teacher.

Survivors include a sister, Jean Hasson, Lamar.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Lamar. Doug Oakes, minister, will officiate.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar.

Lucretia Peters

COLUMBUS, Kan. - Lucretia Mae Peters, 88, Columbus, died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 1997, at a Columbus nursing center after a short illness.

Mrs. Peters was born July 10, 1908, in Cherokee County, Kan. She attended Jarrett School District near Melrose. She was a member of Linda Hand Quilting Club, Columbus, and Melrose Methodist Church.

She married Vincent Marvin Peters on July 30, 1926, at Oswego, Kan. He died Sept. 13, 1972.

Survivors include a son, Orville Peters, Lebanon, Mo.; two daughters, Mary Ellen Sharp, Columbus, and Melva Dean Wilson, Chetopa; a brother, Walter North, Columbus; two sisters, Mildred Coy, Columbus; Ella Rummer, Columbus; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Murdock Funeral Home, Columbus. The Rev. Paul Wiand and the Rev. Todd McClean will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, west of Melrose.

Clyde Ulery

WEIR, Kan. - Clyde B. Ulery, 72, Weir, died at 7:34 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 1997, at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Pittsburg, after a two-month illness.

Mr. Ulery was born July 19, 1922, at Monmouth. He had lived in Weir since 1990.

He was an Army veteran of World War II who served in the Army Corps of Engineers.

He worked as a heavy equipment operator who helped build lock and dam systems, including the St. Lawrence Seaway. He retired in 1990.

He was a member of Osage Church of the Brethren, rural McCune. He was a member of Operating Engineers Union Local No. 701.

He married Irma H. Altop on Jan. 2, 1945, at Girard. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Gary C. Ulery, Tupelo, Miss., and Timothy D. Ulery, Dover, Ark.; a daughter, Debora J. Ulery, Riverton, Wyo.; a sister, Maxine M. Blair, Fort Worth, Texas; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Osage Cemetery, rural McCune. The Rev. Delbert Chance will officiate. The funeral procession will leave at 1:30 p.m. from Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Weir. The casket will remain closed.

Charles Johnson

FAIRLAND, Okla. - Charles Walter Johnson, 68, 319 S. Perry, died at 4:50 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 1997, at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin, after a short illness.

Mr. Johnson was born Dec. 17, 1928, in Commerce, Okla. He moved to Fairland in 1969 from Miami. In addition, he had lived in St. John's, Newfoundland, El Paso, Texas, and Topeka, Kan. He retired from the Air Force as a senior master sergeant in 1968. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2688 in Miami and the Masonic Lodge of Topeka. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Fairland.

Survivors include a son, John C. Johnson, Fairland; two daughters, Donna Cassinelli, Fairland, and Patricia Taylor, Horton, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services are pending with Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Fairland.

Katie Moody

MIAMI, Okla. - Katie Lucille Moody, 62, 204 L. St. N.E., Miami, died at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 1997, at a Quapaw nursing home after a long illness.

Miss Moody was born Sept. 22, 1934, at St. Paul, Kan. She moved to Miami from St. Paul 26 years ago.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Central Christian Center, Joplin, Mo.

Survivors include four sisters, Teresa Hill, Miami, Francis Hart, Wichita, Kan., and Darlene Webb and Alice Kelley, both of Oklahoma City; and two brothers, Robert Moody, St. Paul, and Donnie Moody, Parsons, Kan.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hope Cemetery, St. Paul. The Rev. Park Burkhart will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.


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