Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries

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Pearl Matthews

Pearl Louise ``Mom Pearl'' Mitchell Matthews, 98, Merced, Calif., a former Joplin area resident, died Thursday, April 3, 1997, at her home of natural causes.

was born May 19, 1898, in Indian Territory, near Peggs, Okla. She had lived in Merced for 11 years. She was a seamstress at Miller Manufacturing Company in Joplin for 37 years. She later worked four years as an alterations person for the Pampered Lady Store in Kansas City, retiring in 1984.

She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge of Galena, Blendville Lodge of Joplin for more than 50 years, and St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Merced.

She married Arthur Ray Mitchell in 1915, at Galena, Kan. He died in 1944. She married Walter Matthews in 1962 in Joplin. He died in 1962.

Survivors include a daughter, Rayma Mitchell Dines Martin, of the home; a son, Cecil Matthews, Moore, Okla.; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Merced. Burial will be at a later date in Hillcrest Cemetery, Galena.

Arrangements are under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Chapel, Merced.

Contributions may be made to St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Ada Givens School Library, Beverly Home Care and Hospice Preferred Choice, all at Merced, the East Dale Little League at Albuquerque, N.M., or the Rippetoe Learning Center at Moore, Okla.

Tuffy Niles

Charles W. ``Tuffy'' Niles, 75, Joplin, died at 4:15 a.m. Thursday, April 3, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center after a short illness.

Mr. Niles was born Aug. 16, 1921, in the Quaker Valley area north of Riverton, Kan. He lived in Baxter Springs, Kan., and southern California before moving to Joplin. He was a retired construction contractor. He was a former project leader of Cherokee County, Kan., 4-H clubs. He was a past member of the Masonic, Scottish Rites and Shrine lodges, all of Long Beach, Calif. He was a member of the Carpenter's Local No. 311, Joplin. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Oceanside, Calif.

He married Irene Oliver on March 6, 1942, at Claremore, Okla. She survives.

Additional survivors include two daughters, Sue Eckhardt, rural Columbus, Kan., and Charlene Warrick, Riverside, Calif.; four sisters, Erma Vermillion, Joplin, Mildred Winfrey, Neodesha, Kan., Ruth Cleveland, Kewanee, Ill., and Evelyn Davis, the state of Washington; and four grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Park Cemetery, Columbus. The Rev. Phillip McClendon and the Rev. Russell Presson will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena.

Contributions may be made to the Cherokee County 4-H Council.

Evelyn Courtney

ORONOGO, Mo. - Evelyn Courtney, 73, Oronogo route 1, died at 8:07 a.m. Friday, April 4, 1997, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, after five months of ill health.

Mrs. Courtney was born Jan. 1, 1924, in rural Jasper County. She was a lifetime area resident. She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Mira United Methodist Church.

She married Edward Courtney on March 25, 1948. He died April 24, 1993.

Survivors include a son, Jim Courtney, of the home; a brother, Bruce Lorenz, Auburn, Wash.; and two sisters, Mary Jackson, Asbury, and Edna Bredland, Rockville, Md.

The body has been cremated.

Graveside memorial services will be held at a later date in Oronogo Cemetery. The Rev. John Wilkins will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City.

Mary Holmes

SAGINAW, Mo. - Graveside services for Mary Isabell Holmes, 88, Saginaw, who died Thursday, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Saginaw Cemetery, south of Joplin.

The Rev. J.K. Wright will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Carl Holmes, Brian Holmes, C.P. Sullivan, Max Longman and Charles Oldham.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at Parker Mortuary, Joplin.

James Lowe

CASSVILLE, Mo. - Services for James B. Lowe, 80, Cassville, who died Thursday, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Fohn Funeral Home.

Pastor Bob Gaddis will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters, Alma Beeson and Betty Tucker, both of Cassville, who were omitted from an obituary in Friday's editions.

Allen Nichols

DUQUESNE, Mo. - Allen J. Nichols, 75, 539 Duquesne Road, died at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 1997, at his home, after suffering an apparent heart attack.

Mr. Nichols was born Jan. 1, 1922, at New Orleans, La. He moved to Joplin in 1953 from New Orleans. He worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for more than 30 years before retiring.

He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America; Faith and New Hope Church, near Carterville; Fellowship Lodge No. 345, AF &AM; the Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Joplin; and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4142, Neosho. He was a former member of St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Joplin. He served in the Marine Corps for eight years during World War II.

Survivors include two daughters, Terry Smith, Little Rock, Ark., and April Good, St. Louis; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Parker Mortuary. The Rev. P.J. Hutchinson will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Fern Patterson

GRANBY, Mo. - Fern Patterson, 75, Boulder City community, died at 2:15 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident Thursday.

Mrs. Patterson was born July 28, 1921, in West Plains. She moved to Boulder City in 1941 from West Plains. She taught adult basic education through the Division of Family Services at Carthage. She retired in 1993.

She was a member of Hillcrest Church of Christ in Neosho, Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 348 at Stella, and Stella Senior Citizens Club.

She married Kenneth Patterson on Jan. 24, 1942, at Neosho. He died Aug. 14, 1986.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Lou Patterson, Kansas City; a brother, Joe Henry Stevens, Stark City; a sister, Betty Ann Chafin, Boulder City; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Woodard-Freund-Thompson Funeral Home, Neosho. Don Deffenbaugh, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Hazelgreen Cemetery at Boulder City.

Pallbearers will be John Stevens, Jerry Stevens, Christopher McGinn, Joe Rezanka, Jeff Phillips and Bob Hart.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to Stella Senior Citizens Club, in care of the funeral home.

Brandon Sinclair-Hall

PURDY, Mo. - Brandon Robert Sinclair-Hall, the infant son of Andrew and Wendy Sinclair-Hall, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, formerly of Purdy, died at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 1997, at St. Luke's Hospital, Boise, Idaho.

Brandon was born six hours earlier at the Mountain Home Air Force Base Hospital. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Additional survivors include a brother, Zachary Sinclair-Hall, of the home; paternal grandparents, John and Catherine Sinclair-Hall, Cassville; paternal great-grandparents, Sam and Margaret Hurlbut, Blue Hills, Neb.; and his maternal great-grandparents, Mildred and Howard Fox Sr., El Paso, Texas.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Kings Prairie Cemetery, east of Monett. Robert Pointer, minister, will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett.

Virginia Williams

EXETER, Mo. - Virginia L. Williams, 64, Exeter, died at 7:05 a.m. Friday, April 4, 1997, at South Barry County Hospital, Cassville, after a sudden illness.

Mrs. Williams was born Sept. 6, 1932, in Barry County and was a lifetime area resident. She worked as a seamstress for 18 years at Monett (Mo.) Manufacturing. She retired in 1978.

She was a member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church, Cassville.

She married Robert Williams on July 29, 1950, in Exeter. He survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Larry Williams, Cassville; a brother, Leroy Blalock, Monett; two sisters, Corene Williams, Carthage, and Mary Ledbetter, Raytown; and two grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter. The Rev. Jerry Nickle will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.

Pallbearers will be John Marney, Dave Davis, Darrell Davis, Grant Hendrix, David Vaught and Kyle Williams.

Mildred Berry

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. - Mildred Marie Carter Berry, 79, Baxter Springs route 1, died Thursday, April 3, 1997, at her home after a sudden illness.

Mrs. Berry was born Aug. 19, 1917, in Baxter Springs and was a lifetime resident. She was a homemaker and a member of Tennessee Prairie Church, Baxter Springs route 1.

She married Lyman Stewart Berry on Dec. 18, 1935, at Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

One son also preceded her in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Derfelt's Baxter Chapel, Baxter Springs. The Rev. Dave Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in Pence Cemetery, rural Baxter Springs.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral chapel.

June Burnett

OSWEGO, Kan. - June Ellen Burnett, 66, Port Ludlow, Wash., an Oswego native, died Wednesday, April 2, 1997, at Harrison Memorial Hospital, Bremerton, Wash., after a long illness.

Mrs. Burnett was born Oct. 25, 1930, in Oswego. She moved to Port Ludlow 1 year ago from Rogers, Ark. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Port Ludlow.

She married Clarence Wesley Burnett on Oct. 19, 1946, at Wellington, Kan. He survives.

Additional survivors include two sons, Kenneth W. Burnett and Larry E. Burnett, both of Rogers; three daughters, Gloria D. Teller, Pomoma, Calif., Virginia K. Woodard, Port Ludlow, and Connie E. Mitchell, Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Alice Meidinger, Phoenix; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Derfelt's Baxter Chapel, Baxter Springs. Dan Haggard, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, rural Columbus.

William Glasgow

COLUMBUS, Kan. - William Archie Glasgow, 83, Columbus, died at 3:50 a.m. Friday, April 4, 1997, at the Maude Norton Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

Mr. Glasgow was born Jan. 7, 1914, in Columbus. He attended local schools. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Prudence Masonic Lodge No. 100, both of Columbus.

He married Gladys Kapple on Oct. 24, 1935, at Girard. She died Feb. 27, 1993.

Survivors include a son, Richard ``Dick'' Glasgow, Columbus; a daughter, Phyllis Fisher, Anderson, Mo.; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Murdock Funeral Home, Columbus, with rites conducted by the Prudence Masonic Lodge No. 100. The Rev. Gary Parsons will officiate. Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Columbus.

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

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home.

Ruth Handshy

COLUMBUS, Kan. - Ruth Nellie Draeger Handshy, 82, Columbus, died at 6:32 a.m. Friday, April 4, 1997, at the Mount Carmel Medical Center, Pittsburg, after an illness.

Mrs. Handshy was born May 1, 1914, in Cherokee County. She was a lifelong Cherokee County resident. She was a homemaker. She was a Cherokee County 4-H leader and a member of the Columbus Saddle Club.

She married Clair Victor Handshy on Oct. 3, 1929, at Garnett. He died April 8, 1971.

Survivors include five sons, Wayne Handshy, Bill Handshy and Bob Handshy, all of Columbus, Bud Handshy, Fredonia, and Stan Handshy, New Brunsfel, Texas; five daughters, Norma Hall, Dorothy Hale, Betty Engroff and Frieda Colbert, all of Columbus, and Becky Doherty, Carl Junction, Mo.; 27 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Park Cemetery, Columbus. The Rev. Gary Parsons will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Murdock Funeral Home, Columbus.

Glenn Lake

CARDIN, Okla. - Graveside services for Glenn Lavern Lake, 66, 101 First St., who died Thursday, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Greenlawn Cemetery, northwest of Treece.

Steve Kinsey will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Jim Brown, Lee Lyle, Guyman Poor, Ron Tanner, William Lake and Ralph McKinley.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher.

Robert McMullin

WYANDOTTE, Okla. - Robert McMullin, 76, Wyandotte, died at 6:30 a.m. Friday, April 4, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., after a long illness.

Mr. McMullin was born Aug. 9, 1920, in Ottawa County. He was a lifelong area resident. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a farmer and milk hauler for several years for the Milnot Co., Seneca, Mo. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Welch.

He married Vera Morehead on April 14, 1951, at Fayetteville, Ark. She survives.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Debbie Capps, Joplin; a brother, John McMullin, Grove; and a sister, Neva Whitley, the state of Oregon.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca. Bob Murray and Troy Risley, ministers, will officiate. Burial will be in Seneca Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bill Morehead, Bob Morehead, Jim Morehead, Lynn Morehead, William McCorkel and Steve Drake.

The casket will be closed at service time.

Ralph Hart

Ralph Eldon Hart, 40, rural Ripley, Okla., formerly of Joplin, was pronounced dead at about 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 1997, after a one-car accident southwest of Stillwater, Okla. Mr. Hart was born Nov. 28, 1956, at Wichita, Kan. He attended schools in Stillwater and Perkins, Okla. He served in the Army from 1973 to 1975, then served in the National Guard. He owned and operated Affordable Auto Repair, Stillwater, for the past three years. He married Christine Hunt on July 24, 1976, at Stillwater. She survives. Additional survivors include a son, Zachary Hart, Ripley; two daughters, Sandy Hart and Shylah Hart, both of Ripley; his parents, William and Mildred Hart, Stillwater; four sisters, Teresa Cranke and Bonnie Cox, both of Stillwater, Twyla Riley, Dennison, Texas, and Jacqueline Knight, Ketchum, Okla.; a grandfather, William Hayes, Webb City; and a grandchild. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Strode Funeral Home, Stillwater. The Rev. Larry Eslinger will officiate. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery, Stillwater.

Edward Bartkoski

MONETT, Mo. - Edward Bartkoski, 60, Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Monett, died at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, April 6, 1997, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, after a short illness. Mr. Bartkoski was born Oct. 13, 1936, at Kansas City, Kan. He was a welder for Automatic Systems, Raytown. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Kansas City. He married Helen Klimeczek in 1967. She survives. Additional survivors include a son, Frank Bartkoski, Kansas City; two daughters, Denise Bartkoski, Hoover, Ala., and Debbie Hart, Burlington Junction; a brother, Clarence Bartkoski, Independence; and two sisters, Theresa Ayers, Verona, and Agnes Morris, Monett. Funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Peter's and St. Paul's Catholic Church, Pulaskifield, with the Rev. David Miller officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett. Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, with visitation to follow until 8:30 p.m., at the funeral home.

Sarah Brown

WEBB CITY, Mo. - Sarah Betty Brown, 69, Indianapolis, Ind., formerly of Webb City, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, April 6, 1997, at her home after a short illness. Mrs. Brown was born Sept. 15, 1927, at Row, Okla. She lived in Webb City from 1939 to 1968, when she moved to Indianapolis. She worked for 20 years at Elder's Shirt Factory, Webb City. She was a member of Southeastern Baptist Temple, Indianapolis. Survivors include her husband, Noel M. Brown, Indianapolis; three sons, Vincent Brown, Michael Brown and John Brown, all of Indianapolis; two daughters, Suzan Buckallew, Indianapolis, and Jennifer Lynn Rollins, Colrain, Mass.; three sisters, Donie Kennedy, Webb City, Letha Landis, Fort Leonard Wood, and Goldie Vicory, Arroyo Grande, Calif.; and 11 grandchildren. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home, Webb City, with the Rev. Gene Needham officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City. Pallbearers will be Rob Wells, Shawn Lashmett, Gene Castor, Gene Harnden, Delbert Bufgher and Reecie Bufgher. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family will be at the home of her sister, Donie Kennedy, 601 E. Fourth St., Webb City. Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

Thomas Dalton

ANDERSON, Mo. - Thomas Rex Dalton, 72, Anderson, died at 11:25 a.m. Monday, April 7, 1997, at an Anderson nursing home after an illness. Mr. Dalton was born June 17, 1924, at Anderson. He had lived most of his life in Anderson. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, Anderson. He served 24 years in the Navy. During World War II, he was an aviation machinist's mate. He returned in 1966 to Anderson, where he worked for L.L. Barnes Chevrolet and Barnes Appliance, Anderson. Survivors include three brothers, Robert Dalton, Kansas City, Roy Dalton, Joplin, and Buck Dalton, Anderson; four sisters, Phyllis Trenary, Columbus, Ohio, Ruth Oxley, Ankeny, Iowa, and Helen Savage and Mary Lou Dotson, both of Anderson. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson. The Rev. Dean Royce will officiate. Burial will be in Anderson Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

William Gosvener

WASHBURN, Mo. - William L. Gosvener, 53, Washburn, died Sunday, April 6, 1997, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a long illness. Mr. Gosvener was born Aug. 6, 1943, at Neosho. He attended elementary school at Hammer School in Newton County, then attended Neosho High School. He moved to Barry County in 1972, where he did farm work. He was a member of Church of the Kingdom Pentecostal, Gravette, Ark. Survivors include two sons, William Gosvener and Gregory Gosvener, both of Cassville; his mother, Florence Gosvener, Washburn; and two sisters, Carolyn Forester, Crane, and Barbra Ellis, addresses unavailable. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Doyle Russell, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Beulah Union Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Ark. Pallbearers will be Charley Chapman, Jack Chapman, Michael Chapman, Lee Foster, Jim Farmer and Jack Varner.

Marion Harris

JASPER, Mo. - Marion P. Harris, 81, Jasper, died at 2:12 p.m. Monday, April 7, 1997, at Barton County Memorial Hospital, Lamar, after a short illness. Mr. Harris was born June 25, 1915, at Diamond. He moved from Diamond to rural Jasper in 1968. He was a retired self-employed carpenter. He also worked at Eagle Picher, Joplin, and Carthage (Mo.) Marble. He was a past president of Friends Church at Lowell, Kan., and a past member of the Civilian Conservation Corps. He married Helen Weeks on July 14, 1940, at Carthage. She survives. Additional survivors include five sons, Paul Harris, Stockton, Sam Harris, Diamond, George Harris, of the home, Jerry Harris, Carthage, and Tim Harris, Stark City; four daughters, Evelyn Renfro, Diamond, Joyce Matthews and Elaine Boles, both of Webb City, and Diane Hartman, Carl Junction; two brothers, Arthur Harris, Caldwell, Idaho, and Louis Harris, Newberg, Ore.; three sisters, Mildred Bolin, Sacramento, Calif., and Wilma Magee and Ruth Mills, both of Newberg; 19 grandchildren; a stepgrandchild; seven great-grandchildren; and seven great-stepgrandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Weng Funeral Chapel, Jasper. Burial will be in Purcell (Mo.) Friends Cemetery.

Clara Henry

CARTHAGE, Mo. - Clara Jane Henry, 95, Carthage route 3, died at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 1997, at McCune Brooks Hospital after a long illness. Mrs. Henry was born Sept. 7, 1901, in Carroll County, Ark. She lived most of her life in Jasper County. She was a homemaker and attended a Baptist church. Her husband, Arley Henry, preceded her death. Survivors include two sons, Pete Henry and John Henry, both of Carthage, two sisters, Falba Henderson, Carthage, and Gladys Smith, Jasper; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Dudman Springs Cemetery, east of Carthage. Walter Howrey, minister, will officaite. Arrangements are under the direction of Weng Funeral Chapel, Jasper.

Geneva Horton

ANDERSON, Mo. - Geneva Horton, 71, Anderson, died at 11:40 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 1997, at Freeman Neosho Hospital after an illness. Mrs. Horton was born March 3, 1926, at Stella. She was a homemaker. She had lived 26 years in Anderson, moving there from Tulsa, Okla. She attended Victory Apostolic Church, Stella. She married Clarence Horton on Feb. 9, 1946, at Columbus, Kan. He died Dec. 6, 1980. Survivors include two sons, Duane Horton, Joplin, and Eugene Horton, Joplin; five daughters, Sharon Crider, Stella, Wilma Carpenter, Joplin, Hazel Robbin, Webb City, Mary Ellis, Tulsa, and Linda Hines, Rocky Comfort; two brothers, Arthur Williams, Anderson, and Elmer Williams, Neosho; four sisters, Lola Mae Shockley, Sand Springs, Okla., Rozelle Laymon, Southwest City, Martha Ann Raylie, Denison, Texas, and Beverly Roberts, Atoka, Okla.; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson. The Rev. Jerry Crider will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Stella. Pallbearers will be Matt Watson, Eugene Horton, Mike Spicer, John Robbins, Kirby Don Ellis and Laverne Bird. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Genevieve Hoselton

NEVADA, Mo. - Genevieve Yardley Hoselton, 88, Nevada, died Monday, April 7, 1997, at Nevada Regional Medical Center after a short illness. Mrs. Hoselton was born Feb. 23, 1909, at Reger. She moved to Vernon County in the late 1940s and lived there the rest of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of Pine Street Baptist Church, Nevada. She married Ralph Hoselton on Feb. 4, 1929, at Milan. He died Nov. 2, 1990. Survivors include two sons, Herman Hoselton and Henry Webb, both of Nevada; a sister, Pauline Schofield, Macon; a brother, Paul Yardley, St. Joseph; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with the Rev. Paul Patterson officiating. Burial will be in Newton Burial Park, Nevada. Friends may call until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

Nancy Kennedy

WEBB CITY, Mo. - Nancy M. Kennedy, 56, Webb City route 1, died at 4:01 a.m. Monday, April 7, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a long illness. Mrs. Kennedy was born July 13, 1940, at Joplin. She was a lifetime resident of Joplin and Webb City. She had worked for Miller Manufacturing, Mid-Con Cable and LaBarge Electronics, all of Joplin. She was disabled the last 17 years with lupus. She was a member of Abundant Life Church. She married Redford Kennedy Sr. on Feb. 18, 1957, at Miami, Okla. He survives. Additional survivors include three sons, Redford Kennedy Jr. and James C. Kennedy, both of Joplin, and Charles E. Kennedy, Webb City; three daughters, Sally Wetherell and Karen Waltz, both of Joplin, and Peggy Chew, Carterville; her mother, Pearl Chew, Joplin; two brothers, Jay Chew, Joplin, and Jack Chew Jr., Carl Junction; two sisters, Ann Smith and Connie Box, both of Joplin; 22 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City. Dudley Chew and Larry Bjorklund, ministers, will officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the home on Ivy Lane. Contributions may be made to Lupus Foundation of America. Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin.

Emerson Plasmyer

GREENFIELD, Mo. - Emerson Ralph ``Tim'' Plasmyer, 81, Greenfield, died at 6:55 a.m. Monday, April 7, 1997, at Missouri Rehabilitation Center, Mount Vernon, after an illness. Mr. Plasmyer was born Dec. 10, 1915, at Lincoln, Kan. He moved at age 6 to Dade County. He was a plumber for 29 years at Venice, Calif. He was a World War II Army veteran. He was a member of Union Chapel Church, north of Greenfield. His wife, Dorrine Plasmyer, died in July 1984. Survivors include two sons, Vernon Plasmyer and Jack Lee Plasmyer, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; a stepson, Lyle Fredrick, Los Angeles; a stepdaughter, Joyce Weaver, Los Angeles; three sisters, Pauline Samuelson, Delray Beach, Fla., Irene Reinhard, Frostproof, Fla., and Louise Womack, Kingston, Wash.; and a grandchild. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Greenfield Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Greenfield Cemetery. Donations may be made to American Cancer Society.

Charles Strader

MONETT, Mo. - Charles Cecil Strader, 72, Monett, died at 8:50 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 1997, at Cox Medical Center North, Springfield, after a short illness. Mr. Strader was born June 29, 1924, at Kansas City, Kan. He was a retired engineer and attended Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Monett. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He married Barbara Cooper on Sept. 24, 1960, at Las Vegas, Nev. She survives. Additional survivors include three sons, Charles Strader, state of California, Paul Strader, Vallejo, Calif., and Jeff Strader, Monett; three daughters, Pamela Strader, Monett, Jill Strader, Chicago, Ill. and Kathleen Spencer, Holland, Texas; three brothers, Virgil Strader, Monett, Ed Strader, state of Oklahoma, and Fredrick Strader, state of California; two sisters, Carol Trimble, San Leandro, Calif., and Elizabeth Anthony, Manteca, Calif., and nine grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Monett, with Ray Jones, bishop, officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery, southeast of Monett. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett.

Rose Whitson

NEOSHO, Mo. - Elizabeth Rose Whitson, 71, Neosho, died at 9:06 a.m. Monday, April 7, 1997, at Freeman Neosho Hospital after a sudden illness. Mrs. Whitson was born June 3, 1925, in Wayne County, Ill. She was a homemaker. She moved from Illinois to Diamond in 1955. She moved to Neosho in September 1995. She was a member of Hilldale Baptist Church, Neosho. She married George Owen Whitson on Sept. 14, 1946, in Wayne County. He died Dec. 23, 1992. Survivors include a son, LaVerne Whitson, Diamond; three daughters, Vivian Carterman, Atlanta, Ill., Betty Maxheimer, Chestnut, Ill., and Wanda Whitson, Gales Ferry, Conn.; three brothers, Gilbert Lowe, Mount Morris, Ill., Earl Lowe, Ronan, Mont., and Theodore Lowe, Cisne, Ill.; four sisters, Leila White, Diamond, Alma Louise Bullard, Rinard, Ill., Wilma Sager, Weatherford, Texas, and Mary Alice Lowe, Rochelle, Ill.; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. The Rev. Jack Jones and the Rev. Greg Snow will officiate. Burial will be in Diamond Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Barry White, Gary White, Terry White, LaVerne Whitson, Dale Maxheimer and Jason Maxheimer. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the building fund at Hilldale Baptist Church, in care of the funeral home.

Melvin Wert

GALENA, Kan. - Melvin Ray Wert, 69, Osage City, formerly of Galena, died at 8:35 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 1997, at the Veterans Affairs Hospital, Topeka, of an illness. Mr. Wert was born Aug. 13, 1928. He had lived several years at Galena, moving to Osage City. He was a World War II veteran. He was a retired automotive mechanic. Survivors include a son, Wayne Wert, Galena; a daughter, Margaret Wert, Galena; a stepdaughter, Carmen Jorgenson, address unknown; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. The body was donated for medical research to the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.

Bob Hughes

JAY, Okla. - Bob Lee Hughes, 61, Jay, died at 5:43 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 1997, at Grove General Hospital after an accident at his home. Mr. Hughes was born Oct. 27, 1935, in Delaware County. He had lived most of his life in the Jay area. He had served as Delaware County sheriff and chief of police in Jay and Siloam Springs, Ark. He was a retired member of the Jay Fire Department. He was a member of the Oklahoma Sheriff and Peace Officers Association and the Oklahoma State Firemen's Association. He married Anita Wilson on June 1, 1953, at Jay. She survives. Additional survivors include a son, Clifford Hughes, Miami; a daughter, Carla Summerfield, Jay; two brothers, James E. Hughes, Sylmar, Calif., and Claude E. Hughes, Clio, Calif.; a sister, Shirley Wilson, Las Vegas, Nev.; and two grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Assembly of God Church, Jay, with the Rev. Leon Vernon officiating. Burial will be in Duffield Cemetery, Jay. Pallbearers will be LeRoy Hendren, Bill Kidwell, Gary Buchanan, David Gordan, Curtis Blevins and Lendy Tate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hinderliter-Woodard Funeral Service, Jay.

Glen Jones

WYANDOTTE, Okla. - Glen C. Jones, 86, Council House community, died at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at Grove (Okla.) General Hospital after a long illness. Mr. Jones was born Jan. 27, 1911, near Fairland. He was a lifelong resident of Wyandotte, where he worked as a farmer and a carpenter. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 187 at Grove. He married Elsie Onita Hilliard on Oct. 14, 1933, at Council House. She survives. Additional survivors include two sons, Jackie Jones, Council House, and Clarence Jones, Joplin, Mo.; a daughter, Glenna Smith, Claremore; a sister, Lola Giles, Woodland, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Council House Friends Church. The Rev. Fred Jones will officiate. Interment will follow in Wyandotte Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites by the Grove Masonic Lodge No. 187. Services are under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove.


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