Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries

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Imogene Perrin

Funeral services for Imogene Perrin, 80, 2700 E. 34th St., who died Tuesday, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Parker Mortuary. The Rev. J.K. Wright will officiate. Burial will be in Osborne Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jason Perrin, Josh Perrin, Bob Hill, Don Owen, Danny Garrett and Tommy Hill. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel.

Marvin Porter

Marvin D. Porter, 80, 530 W. 36th St., a longtime Joplin auto dealer, died at 1:45 a.m. Thursday, April 10, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, where he had been a patient 11 days. Mr. Porter was born Jan. 18, 1917, at Carthage. He had lived in Joplin since 1952, when he moved from Carthage. He was graduated from Carthage High School. He owned and operated the former Porter Cadillac-Buick dealership from 1950 to 1980. He was a member of Twin Hills Golf and Country Club, where he was club champion many times. He was a Missouri Golf Amateur semifinalist and was a member of the Horton Smith Cup team for many years. He played in the Buick Open PGA Tournament in 1963. He was inducted into the Joplin Golf Hall of Fame and, during a recent Twin Hills tournament, received the Hugh Rainey Award. He was an Army veteran of World War II and served with occupation forces in Japan and the Philippines. He married Rosamond Hagins on Nov. 28, 1936, in Los Angeles, Calif. She survives. Other survivors include two sons, Max Porter, Tulsa, Okla., and Ed Porter, Springfield; a sister, Hassie Francis, Ocala, Fla.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. William Christman will officiate. Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Carthage. Pallbearers will be Dick Moss, Russell Smith, Jim Weaver, Jon Dermott, Karl Blanchard Sr., and Dennis Erwin. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Parker Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice.

Albert Rhodes

Graveside services for Albert Rhodes, 71, 1209 Missouri Ave., who died Tuesday, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin, with the Rev. Frank Buchanan officiating. The family will be at the home of a niece, Debbie Leslie, 1022 Jackson Ave. Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary, Joplin.

Elmer Ambler

IANTHA, Mo. - Elmer Ambler, 85, Iantha, died at 2:25 a.m. Thursday, April 10, 1997, at a Lamar nursing home after a short illness. Mr. Ambler was born June 1, 1911, at Sheldon. He had lived in Barton County for 13 years, where he moved from Garnett, Kan. He was a farmer. Survivors include two brothers, Bill Ambler, Sheldon, and Tom Ambler, Iantha; three sisters, Thelma Locke and Hazel Tucker, both of Lamar, and Sylvia Cady, Kincaid, Kan. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar. Burial will be in Toalson Cemetery, Sheldon.

Harry Bowles

DEERFIELD, Mo. - Harry Melvin Bowles, 77, Deerfield, died Wednesday, April 9, 1997, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, after a long illness. Mr. Bowles was born Nov. 4, 1919, in Deerfield. He attended Deerfield schools and was a lifelong local resident. He was a farmer. He worked for several years at Deerfield Grain. Survivors include a brother, Lawrence Bowles, Deerfield; and three sisters, Wilma Rogers, Nevada, Helen Carneal, Blairstown, and Margaret Carpenter, Franklin, Kan. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. The Rev. Bill Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Deerfield Cemetery. Friends may call until 1 p.m. today at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Deerfield Church of God Holiness.

Avah Garrison

PIERCE CITY, Mo. - Services for Avah Lela Garrison, 91, Pierce City, who died Wednesday, April 9, 1997, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Countryside Christian Church in Monett. Bruce Hayes will officiate and burial will be in Pierce City Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Wessell Funeral Home, Pierce City, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. The name of a daughter, Laura Alambaugh, was misspelled in an obituary in Thursday's Globe.

Alice Riggs

WEBB CITY, Mo. - Alice Marie Riggs, 73, Vicksburg, Miss., formerly of Webb City, died Wednesday, April 9, 1997, at her home after a long illness. Mrs. Riggs was born Dec. 3, 1923, at Webb City. She had lived in Webb City most of her life. She moved to Vicksburg five years ago. She was an accountant at the Warren County Clerk's Office, Vicksburg. She was a member of Hawkins Methodist Church, Vicksburg. She was a Girl Scout and Rainbow leader in Vicksburg. She married Bernard Riggs. He survives. Other survivors include a son, Jeff Riggs, Vicksburg; a daughter, Janice Riggs, Vicksburg; a sister, Baleta Rogers, Memphis, Tenn.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City. Rev. Tim Rudd will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City.

Ruth Sappington

NEOSHO, Mo. - Ruth Evans Sappington, 96, 400 Lyons Drive, Neosho, died at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday, April, 9, 1997, at a nursing home after a long illness. Mrs. Sappington was born Sept. 25, 1900, in Wheaton, and was a lifetime area resident. She had worked as a clerk at the MFA Exchange and was a homemaker. She was a member of United Methodist Church. She married Charles Sappington in Barry County. He died in 1951. She is survived by a brother, Tom Evans, Neosho; and two sisters, Melba Francis, Neosho, and Lora Condit, Dover, N.H. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Muncie Chapel Cemetery, Wheaton, under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. The Rev. R.C. Harp will officiate. Margaret Smith CARTHAGE, Mo. Margaret G. Smith, 82, 1901 Buena Vista, Carthage, died at 1:15 a.m. Friday, April 11, 1997, at McCune-Brooks Hospital, Carthage, after a long illness. Mrs. Smith was born March 12, 1915, at Oregon, Mo. She moved to Carthage in 1960 from Forest City. She was a practical nurse. Survivors include two brothers, Ray Brock, Forest City, and Loyal Eugene Brock, St. Joseph. Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Paradise Cemetery, north of Carthage, with the Rev. Joe Rychcikstet officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Knell Mortuary, Carthage.

Harry Suess

NEOSHO, Mo. - Harry Suess, 79, Neosho, died at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 1997, at a nursing home after a lengthy illness. Mr. Suess was born March 2, 1917, at Davenport, Iowa. He came to Neosho in the early 1940s from Iowa. He had worked as a chef for the former Big Spring Inn and Vic's Cafe. He then worked at Sunbeam Leisure Products until he retired. He was an Army veteran of World War II. His wife, Velda Suess, died Dec. 7, 1980. There are no immediate survivors. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Neosho IOOF Cemetery under the direction of Clark Funeral Home. Bill Towery, minister, will officiate.

Michael Wiele

ORONOGO, Mo. - Michael R. Wiele, 49, Oronogo, died at 10:08 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 1997, St. John's Medical Center, Joplin, after four years of ill health. Mr. Wiele was born Dec. 16, 1947, in Hastings, Neb., and moved to Oronogo in 1979 from Fairbanks, Alaska. He was employed as a meat cutter with Safeway Co. in Fairbanks. He retired in 1979 because of ill health. He was married to Kay Jones on July 29, 1966 in Perry, Kan. She survives. Additional survivors include a son, Pat Wiele, Carl Junction; a daughter, Kerry Moll, Joplin; his mother, Margrete Wiele, Alba; a brother, Pat Wiele, Liberty Lake, Wash., and two grandchildren. The body has been cremated. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home, Webb City, with Jim Covert officiating. The family will receive friends after the service.

Marion Ingram

CHETOPA, Kan. - Marion Dale Ingram, 72, Chetopa, died at 6:10 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, 1997, at a local nursing home after a long illness. Mr. Ingram was born Jan. 3, 1925, at Welch, Okla. He lived most of his adult life at Topeka. He moved in 1987 to Chetopa. He was a retired restaurant worker. Survivors include a brother, William W. Ingram, Welch; and two sisters, Agnes M. Duncan and Alma I. Sprouce, both of Chetopa. Private graveside services will be conducted at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Thomas Funeral Home, Welch.

Sidney Logan

MIAMI, Okla. - Sidney James Logan, 43, Miami, died at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after an illness. Mr. Logan was born May 19, 1953, at Claremore. He was a Seneca Cayuga Indian, a Peoria Indian and an Eastern Shawnee. He was a farm laborer. Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Logan, of the home; two sons, Eric Logan and Curtis Logan, both of Miami; a daughter, Jennifer Logan, Miami; two stepsons, Jerry Walden and Ricky Walden, both of Miami; a stepdaughter, Georgia Conley, Cardin, Okla.; three brothers, Jerry Logan and David Logan, both of Wyandotte, Okla., and Phillip Logan, Tahlequah, Okla.; six sisters, Vivian Bitsie, Gallup, N.M., Mary Jumper, Grove, Margaret Logan, Mount Vernon, Wash., Sandra Works, Broken Arrow, Okla., Helen Shandlin, Miami, and Becky Bombrake, Bernice, Okla., and 13 grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Quapaw Tribal Building, east of Quapaw. The Rev. Gil Hooper will officiate. Burial will be in Bassett Grove Cemetery, northeast of Grove. Pallbearers will be Danie Dale, Dusty Logan, Robert Logan, Herbie Bitsie, Buddy Logan and Leon Torres. Services are under direction of Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher.

Bob Marlow

WYANDOTTE, Okla. - Robert ``Bob'' Marlow, 81, died at 9:41 a.m. today, April 10, 1997, at Freeman West hospital in Joplin after an illness. Mr. Marlow was born Dec. 30, 1915, at Miami. He was a lifetime area resident and a retired dairy farmer. He also worked in the lead and zinc mines in the Picher and Commerce areas. He was a member of Wayside Assembly of God Church near Wyandotte. He married Irene Reasoner on July 17, 1970, at Miami. She survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Roberta ``Penny'' McWethy, Commerce; five stepdaughters, Jackie Hadley, Oklahoma City, Lorene Soper, Delores Woods and Barbara Farstvedt, all of Columbus, Kan., and Jean Wixon, Tucson, Ariz.; three brothers, Eddie Marlow, Wyandotte, Roy Marlow, Broomfield, Colo., and John Marlow, Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Paralee Sharp, Lancaster, Calif.; a grandchild, 18 stepgrandchildren and 28 step-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Roy Scribner and the Rev. Pearl Stevens will officiate. Burial will be in Seneca Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bill Soper, Bud Soper, Mike Soper, Clint Smith, Knut Farstvedt and Jeff Woods. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Howard Pryor

WYANDOTTE, Okla. - Howard Wayne Pryor, 69, Wyandotte, died at 12:42 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 1997, at Freeman Hospital, Joplin, after a short illness. Mr. Pryor was born March 14, 1928, at the Clear Creek community in Vernon County, Mo. He was a steel worker for Armco Steel in Kansas City, Mo. He retired in 1975. He had lived in the Wyandotte area for 15 years since he moved from Independence, Mo. He married June Pryor on July 24, 1949, in Nevada. She survives. Additional survivors include a son, Terry Pryor, Wyandotte; a daughter, Renda McHenry, Independence, Mo.; two brothers, Leroy Pryor, Lee's Summit, and Norman Pryor, Nevada, Mo.; six sisters, Ivalena Wilson, Holt Summit, Mo., Annie Mayfield, Columbus, Neb.; Dovie Crossland and Betty Parrick, both of Urbana, Mo., Pauline Alten, Bentley, Kan., and Edna Hunter, Stover, Mo.; his mother, Irous Roby, Nevada, Mo.; five granddaughters and three great-grandsons. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cooper-Althouse Funeral Chapel, Miami. The Rev. Wendell Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Wyandotte Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Jim Pryor, Ken Pryor, Joe Pryor, Roger Wilson Jr., and Troy Tipton.

Virginia Walters

COMMERCE, Okla. - Virginia J. Walters, 70, Commerce, died at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday at a local nursing home after a long illness. She was born Dec. 10, 1926, in Kansas. She lived most of her life in the Commerce area. She had worked as a U.S. safety inspector. There are no immediate survivors. The body will be cremated. No services are planned. Arrangements are under direction of Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher.

Mildred Westfall

COMMERCE, Okla. - Mildred Frances Marie Westfall, 83, 304 N. Mickey Mantle Blvd., Commerce, died at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 1997, at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, after a long illness. Mrs. Westfall was born Sept. 23, 1913, in Akron, Ohio. She moved to Miami in 1945. She moved to Fort Myers, Fla., in 1979, and moved to Commerce in 1996. She was graduated from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, with a teaching degree. She was a member of Alpha Sigma Tau sorority and had been an elementary teacher at Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. She operated a kindergarten in Miami for 15 years. She was a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star. She married Oral R. Westfall in 1934. He survives. Other survivors include two sons, Terry Westfall, Chelsea, Mich., and Mike Westfall, Miami; a brother, Frank Reiber, state of California; a sister, Shirley Grayem, state of California; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Miami. The Rev. Charles Horton will officiate. Burial will be in GAR Cemetery in Miami under direction of Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami.

Denzil Albin

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. - George Denzil Albin, 78, Carl Junction route 1, died at 11:12 a.m. Friday, April 11, 1997, at a local nursing home after seven years of ill health.

was born Oct. 30, 1918, at Clarksburg. He was a 1943 graduate of Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar. He moved to the Joplin area in 1957 from Boonville. He was a juvenile officer for Jasper County from 1957 until retiring in 1975. In 1977, he became bailiff for Judge Herbert Casteel, Division 1, Jasper County Circuit Court, serving for nine years.

He was an ordained minister and for 20 years served churches in central Missouri before moving to the Joplin area. He was a member of the former Connor Avenue Baptist Church in Joplin for 35 years.

He married Gladys Marie Donley on April 14, 1940, at Clarksburg. She survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Cecil Albin, South Gate, Calif.; and a grandson.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Parker Mortuary, Joplin. The Rev. Charles Edwards will officiate.

Graveside services and burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Hickman Cemetery, Clarksburg.

Pallbearers will be Bill Sumaza, Bill Hicks, Herbert Casteel, Warren Pendleton, Willard Eliff and Gary Parman.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary.

Contributions may be made to New Hope Hospice of Joplin, in care of the mortuary.

Robert Neal

PINEVILLE, Mo. - Robert Theodore Neal, 70, Pineville, died Friday, April 11, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital, Rogers, Ark., after an illness.

Mr. Neal was born Nov. 25, 1926, in Ottawa County, Okla. He was employed by Associated Transport, Kansas City, Mo., until 1964. He also was employed by Tri-State Motor Transit, Joplin, Mo. He farmed after retiring as a truck driver.

He was affiliated with the First Baptist Church, Baxter Springs, Kan. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War.

He married Naomi Joy Starr on Oct. 10, 1953. She survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Sharon Kay Neal, state of California; two brothers, Lloyd Neal, Quapaw, Okla., and Dale Neal, Miami, Okla.; a sister, Joyce Mathis, Grove, Okla.; and one grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Quapaw (Okla.) Baptist Church. The Rev. Harold Neal will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Baxter Springs.

Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Derfelt's Baxter Chapel, Baxter Springs.

Alberta Peebles

GRANBY, Mo. - Alberta Marie Peebles, 86, 301 S. Main St., died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 1997, at a local nursing home after a long illness.

Mrs. Peebles was born Oct. 12, 1910. She moved to Granby in 1992 from Knob Noster.

Her husband, Hartwell Edwards, proceeded her in death.

She has no immediate survivors.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Monday at Hazel Green Cemetery, Boulder City. The Rev. Ralph Walker will officiate.

Friends may call after 10 a.m. Monday at Clark Funeral Home, Granby.

Ruth Sappington

NEOSHO, Mo. - Graveside services for Ruth Evans Sappington, 96, 400 Lyons Drive, who died Wednesday, will be at 2 p.m. today at Muncie Chapel Cemetery, Wheaton.

The Rev. R.C. Harp will officiate.

Arrangements are under direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.

Margaret Smith

CARTHAGE, Mo. - Margaret G. Smith, 82, 1901 Buena Vista, died at 1:15 a.m. Friday, April 11, 1997, at McCune-Brooks Hospital, Carthage, after a long illness.

Mrs. Smith was born March 12, 1915, at Oregon, Mo. She moved to Carthage in 1960 from Forest City. She was a practical nurse.

Survivors include two brothers, Ray Brock, Forest City, and Loyal Eugene Brock, St. Joseph.

Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Paradise Cemetery, northof Carthage, with the Rev. Joe Rychcik officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Knell Mortuary, Carthage.

Rosemary Waldeis

NEVADA, Mo. - Rosemary V. Waldeis, 50, Nevada, died Friday, April 11, 1997, at her home after a sudden illness.

Mrs. Waldeis was born Oct. 6, 1946, at Nevada. She was a lifetime resident of Nevada. She worked at the Rambler Motel, Nevada High School, Nevada City Hospital and the Eagles Lodge.

She was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church.

Surviving are her father, Earl V. Waldeis, Nevada; two sons, Jerrett Dean Murray, Somerset, Ky., and Ronald Travis Murray, Springfield; a daughter, Shelly Smith, Deerfield; a stepbrother, Elwynn Lewellyn, South Wales, Great Britain; two stepsisters, Nora Ray Garber, Little Rock, Ark., and Nesta Fleming, Nevada; two stepsons, Randy Murray and Jesse Murray Jr., both of Glenham, S.D., and one grandchild.

The body will be cremated under direction of Ferry Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Newton Burial Park, Nevada. Terry Mosher, minister, will officiate.

Tim Badgley

COLUMBUS, Kan. - Timothy L. ``Tim'' Badgley, 18, Columbus, died at 1:19 a.m. Friday, April 11, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., from injuries received in a car accident Thursday at Neosho, Mo.

Mr. Badgley was born Feb. 28, 1979, at Kennett, Mo. He attended schools at Gideon and Diamond, Mo. The family moved in 1988 to Columbus where he attended the Life Christian School and Columbus High School.

He was a member of the Assembly of God Church, Columbus.

Surviving are his parents, the Rev. John T. and Beverly Badgley Jr., Columbus; a sister, Tonia Badgley, Columbus; maternal grandmother, Doris Hopper, Osborne, Ark., and paternal grandparents, John and Audrey Badgley Sr., Joplin.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Murdock Funeral Home, Columbus. The Rev. Jerome McClure will officiate. Burial will be in Osborne Cemetery, Joplin.

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

Hazel Darnaby

GALENA, Kan. - Hazel I. Darnaby, 68, Galena, died at 12:30 a.m. Friday, April 11, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., after an illness.

Mrs. Darnaby was born May 19, 1928, at Draper, S.D. She was a homemaker. She had lived since 1962 in Galena, moving there from the state of California.

She married Herbert Darnaby on Nov. 4, 1954, at Reno, Nev. He died June 28, 1978.

She was a member of Lowell Friends Church.

Surviving are a son, Ronnie Darnaby, Galena route 2; a daughter, Kathryn Clemmons, Galena route 2; two stepdaughters, Barbara Hanshaw and Marie Crabtree, Modesto, Calif.; two brothers, Donald Cromwell, Draper, S.D., and Richard Cromwell, Denver, Colo.; two sisters, Margaret Hansen, Rapid City, S.D., and Beverly Cromwell, Sturgis, S.D.; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery, Galena. Burial will be under the direction of Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena.

The Rev. Casey Davidson will officiate. The family will be at the homes of Ronnie Darnaby and Kathy Clemmons, both of Galena route 2.

Frankie Cox

AFTON, Mo. - Frankie H. Cox, 89, Afton, died at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, 1997, at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, after a long illness.

Mrs. Cox was born Oct. 13, 1907, at Eagle City and graduated from East High School at Wichita, Kan. She and her husband owned Midland Foundry at Wichita until retiring in 1969 and moving to Monkey Island.

She was a member of the Lake Center Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher.

She married Ralph L. Cox on Nov. 27, 1928, at Newkirk. He died Sept. 15, 1988.

Survivors include a daughter, Phebe Jean McCulloch, Belle Plaine, Kan.; four sons, Franklin Leroy Cox, Chelsea, William R. Cox, Afton, Jerry S. Cox, Newton, Kan., and Ralph Cox Jr., Pittsburg, Kan.; 15 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Lake Center Baptist Church, with the Rev. Kim Hays officiating. Burial will be in Ralston Cemetery on Monkey Island.

Arrangements are under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove.

Frances Laws

Frances Evelyn Laws, 95, Joplin, died at 12:05 a.m. Sunday, April 13, 1997, at a local nursing home after a three-year illness. Mrs. Laws was born April 9, 1902, at Galena, Kan. She lived most of her life in Joplin. She and her husband owned and operated Chet Laws Body Shop in Joplin for 25 years. She was a member of South Joplin Christian Church. She married Chester H. Laws on May 31, 1919, at Galena. He died Nov. 22, 1979. A son also preceded her in death. Survivors include a daughter, Jacqueline Davis, Joplin; a sister, Nadine Lowe, Huntington Beach, Calif.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Parker Mortuary. The Rev. Ron Wade will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Leo Green, Justin Graham, Jeff Davis, David Nelson, Raymond Bell and Kent Schenker.

Agnes Oubre

WEBB CITY, Mo. - Agnes M. Oubre, 89, Joplin route 3, died at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 1997, after a long illness. Miss Oubre was born Jan. 12, 1908, at Loreauville, La. She had lived in Webb City for 32 years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Webb City. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a sister, Joyce Marie Hemmer, Joplin. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Monday at Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City. Burial will be at Port Arthur, Texas.

Charley Beck

SENECA, Mo. - Services for Charley Beck, 76, Joplin, who died Saturday, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Warrens Branch Baptist Church, Joplin. The Rev. Jerry Miller and the Rev. Gary Dill will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Parker Mortuary chapel. Contributions may be made to Baptist Home of Missouri, in care of the funeral home.

Virginia Macpherson

MONETT, Mo. - Virginia M. Macpherson, 81, died at 8:49 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 1997, at a local nursing home after a long illness. Mrs. Macpherson was born July 11, 1915, at Richmond Hill, Queens, N.Y. She lived the last six months at Monett. She was a retired librarian for the state of New York, a member of Order of Eastern Star and a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Monett. Survivors include a son, Frank LaFemina, Plano, Texas; a daughter, Terry Albig, Monett; and two grandchildren. The body has been donated to science. No services are planned. Contributions may be made to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett.

Cleburn Myers

PURDY, Mo. - Cleburn Myers, 79, Purdy, died at 11 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 1997, at a Monett nursing home, after a short illness. Mr. Myers was born Aug. 12, 1917, at Mineral Springs, Mo. He was retired from the MFA milk plant at Monett and from the Butterfield Road District. He was a member of Gunter Methodist Church, near Butterfield. He married Eunice Holloway on Dec. 13, 1937, at Purdy. She survives. Additional survivors include a son, Burnis Myers, Purdy; two brothers, Wilburn Myers, Shell Knob, and Leroy Myers, Monett; four sisters, Myrtle McCord, Monett, Pauline Edwards, Verona, Wanda Wade, Republic, and Beatrice Williams, Rogersville,; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett. Burial will be in Log Church Memorial Gardens, near Butterfield. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Contributions can be made to the cemetery, in care of the funeral home.

Mac Calvin

COLUMBUS, Kan. - Mac C. Calvin, 68, Columbus, died at 8:55 a.m. Sunday, April 13, 1997, at his home after a two-year illness. Mr. Calvin was born July 21, 1928. He had been a resident of Columbus since 1960, when he moved there from Rocheport, Mo. He worked for Reeves Construction Co., and later worked in the auto sales industry for 32 years, before retiring in 1992. He was a member of Masonic Lodge Prudence Lodge No. 100 at Columbus, where he was a past grand master. He was also a member of Mirza Temple at Pittsburg, C.K. Shrine at Columbus and the Eastern Star Charity Chapter No. 153 at Scammon, before it consolidated with Pursel Chapter No. 110 at Columbus. He married Joan Patton, on Sept. 29, 1973, at Miami, Okla. She survives. Additional survivors include a son, Terry Calvin, Rocheport; two daughters, Connie Abbott and Rena Heistand, both of Columbus; his mother, Viola Calvin, Kansas City, Mo.; two brothers, Bob Calvin, Kansas City, and Jerry Calvin, Moberly, Mo.; two sisters, Helen Beaty, Fairview Park, Ohio, and Donna Sue Calvin, Kansas City; and five grandchildren. The body has been cremated. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Columbus. The Rev. Don Walker will officiate. The cremains will be buried in Lone Elm Cemetery, northeast of Columbus. Contributions may be made to St. John's Hospice at Oswego, in care of Murdock Funeral Home, Columbus.

Anna Spahn

WEIR, Kan. - Anna Marie Spahn, 93, 2844 N.E. Wild Canary Lane, died at 5:48 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 1997, at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Pittsburg, of a short illness. Mrs. Spahn was born March 3, 1904, at Belgium. She moved in 1905 with her family to the United States, settling in Weir and later moving to the Coal Valley area of rural Weir. She lived in the Daisy Hill area of rural Weir most of her life. She attended Coal Valley School. She was a homemaker and had worked during World War II at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant at Parsons. She was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses. She married John L. Spahn in 1925 in the state of Missouri. He died May 1, 1963. A daughter and two sons also preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons, Larry Spahn and John H. Spahn, both of rural Weir, and Harold Spahn, Luning, Nev.; two daughters, Ella Kukovich, Kansas City, Kan., and Marie Bahl, Dubuque Iowa; two sisters, Rachael Brockman, Weir, and Evangeline Pennington, rural Weir; 11 grandchildren; 18 great- grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Weir. The Rev. James Shope will officiate. Burial will be in Hosey Hill Cemetery, Weir. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home, where family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m.

Carl Kelsey

MIAMI, Okla. - Services for Carl A. Kelsey, 91, Miami, who died Saturday, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami. The Rev. Dale Rogers and The Rev. Ed McFall will officiate. Burial will be in Glen Abbey Memorial Gardens, east of Miami. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Polly Lock

GROVE, Okla. - Polly Jane Lock, 65, Grove, died Saturday, April 12, 1997, at her home of a short illness. Mrs. Lock was born March 13, 1932, at Grove. She graduated from Grove High School. She graduated from Stephens College, Columbia, Mo. She graduated with an education degree in 1954 from the University of Oklahoma at Norman. She was a legal secretary for many years for her husband. She married Richard W. ``Dick'' Lock on April 4, 1953, at Grove. He died Oct. 30, 1991. Survivors include a son, Richard W. Lock II, Noble; a daughter, Jane Ann Nichols, Grove; a brother, Bill Riley Hunt, Grove; a sister, Judy Haller, Las Vegas, Nev.; and three grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Grove Moose Lodge. Burial will be in Olympus Cemetery, Grove. The body may be viewed until 8 p.m. today at Hinderliter-Woodard Funeral Service, Grove.

Margaret Rickman

MIAMI, Okla. - Margaret L. Rickman, 74, 2126 Harvard, died at 12:58 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 1997, at St. John's Medical Center, Tulsa, after a short illness. Mrs. Rickman was born Dec. 13, 1922, at Muskogee. She has lived at Miami since the early 1970s.. She was a retired registered nurse and had worked at Eastern State Hospital at Vinita. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Miami. Survivors include her husband, Francis Rickman; three daughters, Jane Oakley, Celeste, Texas, Judie Robinson, The Woodlands, Texas, and Karen Carrington, Houston, Texas; two sons, Charles Rickman and Bill Rickman, both of Oklahoma City; a brother, Melvin Wright, Tulsa; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami. The Rev. Phil Whitten and the Rev. Bill Wall will officiate. Burial will be in GAR Cemetery, Miami. Pallbearers will be Art Myer, Johny McVay, Randy Walker, O.P. Marshall, Melvin Wells and David Wright. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.


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