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Nellie Lindquist, dies at age 100

Nellie M. Lindquist, 100, Joplin, died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 1997, at a Joplin nursing home after a short illness.

Lindquist was born Nov. 22, 1896, near Eagle Rock. She moved to the Joplin area in 1917. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church, Joplin.

She married William J. Lindquist on July 22, 1917, near Eagle Rock. He died Nov. 12, 1958.

A son also preceded her in death.

Survivors include one son, Vernon Lindquist, Joplin; one brother, Oran Ball, Golden; one sister, Gertrude Goins, Van Buren, Ark.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Fairview Baptist Church, with the Rev. John Bilyeu officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, near Stella.

Pallbearers will be Mark Lindquist, Joe Lindquist, Keith Lindquist, Bill Cearnal, Roger Crosswhite, Kevin Hunter and David Mott.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin.

Dolly Bottens

CARTHAGE, Mo. - Dolly Rouse Bottens, 86, Carthage, died at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 1997, at a local nursing home after a long illness.

Mrs. Bottens was born Jan. 22, 1911, at Bridgeport, Neb. She grew up in Fayetteville, Ark., moving to Carthage in 1941. She graduated from Arkansas Technological University, Russellville. She was a schoolteacher.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Carthage. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority and the Rhoda Fairchild Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, both of Carthage.

She married Paul A. Bottens on Oct. 20, 1935, at Fayetteville. He died on March 8, 1995.

Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Hill, Orange Park, Fla., and Jean Milner, Independence, Kan.; a brother, Phil Rouse, Fayetteville; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Fullerton Cemetery, south of Carthage, with the Rev. Joe Rychcik officiating.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Knell Mortuary, Carthage.

The family may be contacted at the residence of Jean Milner, 121 Hoover Road, Independence, Kan.

Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Carthage.

Beulah Caldwell

GOLDEN CITY, Mo. - Beulah Caldwell, 88, Golden City, died at 3:10 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 1997, at a nursing home in Lockwood after a long illness.

Mrs. Caldwell was born Aug. 16, 1908, in Dade County. She was a lifetime resident of the Golden City and Greenfield areas. She taught school in Lockwood for 17 years. In 1973, she was named ``outstanding teacher of secondary education in America.''

She was a member of the First Christian Church in Golden City and the Retired Teachers Association.

She married Francis Eisert in 1927; he preceded her in death. She married Roscoe Babbett in 1949; he preceded her in death. She married Virgil Caldwell on Aug. 4, 1977. He died July 14, 1989.

Survivors include a son, Loyd Eisert, Dallas, Texas; a stepson, David Caldwell, Diamondhead, Miss.; two brothers, Paul Tucker and Thadius Tucker, both of Golden City; a sister, Virginia Tarrant, Golden City; one grandchild; three stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one great-stepgrandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Christian Church, Golden City. The Rev. Carl Shearer will officiate. Burial will be in Golden City IOOF Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Lyle Brent Tucker, Ron Tucker, Terry Tucker, Tommy Tucker, Bernard LeGrand, Cecil Moore and Keith Tucker.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Pugh Funeral Home, Golden City.

Robert Conway

CARTHAGE, Mo. - Services for Robert I. Conway, 69, Carthage route 4, who died Wednesday, will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Knell Mortuary, Carthage.

Gary Laws will officiate. Burial will be in the National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Kan.

Mary Lindley

NEVADA, Mo. - Mary Ann Mooney Lindley, 91, Nevada, died Thursday morning, April 17, 1997, at Mercy Hospital, Fort Scott, Kan., after an illness.

Mrs. Lindley was born Sept. 11, 1905, at Fox Town, Kan. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Nevada, and the Friendship Club, Nevada.

Survivors include a daughter, Lula Maye Marshall, Birmingham, Ala.; three stepchildren, names and addresses unknown; a brother, Winfred Mooney, Nevada; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sons.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Moore Cemetery, Nevada, with the Rev. Lester Thornton officiating.

Friends may call until 10:30 a.m. today at the Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Edna Maus

NEVADA, Mo. - Edna Mae Maus, 93, Nevada, died Friday, April 18, 1997, at Nevada Regional Medical Center after a short illness.

Mrs. Maus was born April 17, 1904. She was a 1918 graduate of Schell City High School. She worked as a psychiatric aide at Nevada State Hospital, retiring in 1969. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Nevada.

She married Dean J. Maus on Dec. 30, 1926, at Nevada. He died Aug. 3, 1975.

She was preceded in death by a daughter.

Surviving are a daughter, Elnora Lyon, Green Ridge; eight grandchildren, two great-stepgrandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Newton Burial Park, Nevada. Dr. William Cox, minister, will officiate.

Friends may call until 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

Alberta McGehee

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. - Alberta McGehee, 68, died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 1997, at her home after a long illness.

Mrs. McGehee was born Nov. 17, 1928, at Charleston. She moved to the area in 1988. She had worked as a private duty nurse.

Her husband, Claude McGehee, died in 1964.

She is survived by one son, Danny Hughes, of the home; one brother, Bill Jefferies, of the state of Arkansas; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Fosset-Mosher Funeral Home. Monsignor John Westhues will officiate. Burial will be at Summit Cemetery, northwest of Mount Vernon.

Pallbearers will be Ralph Garner, Danny Hughes Jr., Rick Patrick and Joe Jefferies.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Paul Vining

WEBB CITY, Mo. - Paul E. Vining, 87, Coffeyville, Kan., died at 11 a.m. Friday, April 18, 1997, at a Coffeyville nursing home after two years of ill health. He was the father of Dale Vining and Terry Vining, both of Webb City.

Mr. Vining was born Sept. 8, 1909, in Woodard County, Okla. He was a carpenter. He was a member of First Southern Baptist Church, Coffeyville.

His first wife, Lucille Vining, died in 1992.

Surviving, in addition to his sons, are his wife, Goldie Vining; five brothers, Ralph Vining, Kelso, Wash., Ray Vining, Quartzsite, Ariz., Lester Vining, Tucson, Ariz., Howard Vining, Durango, Colo., and Dale Vining, Henderson, Nev.; a sister, Flossie Austin, Grand Junction, Colo.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The body has been cremated.

Memorial services are pending with Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City.

Contributions may be made to First Southern Baptist Church, Coffeyville.

Johnnye Chopper

JAY, Okla. - Johnnye Steeley Chopper, 81, Jay, died at 6:37 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 1997, at Grove General Hospital after a long illness.

Mr. Chopper was born Sept. 3, 1915, in Delaware County and is a lifelong area resident. He attended the Seneca Indian School, Jay High School and Northeastern State College. He worked 19 years for the Soil Conservation Service before going to work for the Cherokee Nation as a tribal representative in 1965. He was the first chairman of the Cherokee Nation Housing Authority. He also served as president of the Oklahoma Indian Housing Authority and then served two terms as chairman of the National American Indian Housing Association. He was on the board of directors of Grand Federal Savings Bank for 14 years.

He married Helen Friend on April 27, 1940. She died in July 1982.

Survivors include a son, John Gary Chopper, Siloam Springs, Ark.; two daughters, Shirley Swinford and Carol Manby, both of Jay; two sisters, Susie Esterline, Englewood, Colo., and Jewel Shotpouch, Eucha; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Assembly of God Church, Jay, with the Rev. Doug Scott and the Rev. Carl Page officiating. Burial will be in Round Springs Cemetery, Eucha.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Hinderliter-Woodard Funeral Service, Jay.

Ruby Covey

GROVE, Okla. - Ruby Mary Covey, 84, Grove, died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 1997, at Grove General Hospital after a long illness.

Mrs. Covey was born Oct. 9, 1912, in the state of Arkansas. She was a Jehovah's Witness and a lifelong Delaware County resident. She graduated from Grove High School in 1929.

She married Bryan G. Covey on Dec. 25, 1933. He died July 10, 1951.

Survivors include two sons, Bryan Dale Covey, Grove, and Gary Covey, Grove; two daughters, Carolyn Covey, Grove, and Sherry Seratt, Catoosa; three sisters, Jewell Campbell, Texarkana, Texas, Marie Guiliams, Brownwood, Texas, and Myrtle Birkes, Ozark, Ark.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Olympus Cemetery, Grove. Gene Mason will officiate.

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

Fred Goddard

MIAMI, Okla. - Fred J. Goddard, 77, 824 H St. N.W., died at 9:04 p.m. Thursday, April, 17, 1997, at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, of natural causes.

Mr. Goddard was born Feb. 26, 1920, at Covington. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a railroad conductor for 38 years until his retirement.

He was a member of the North Miami Baptist Church and a member of the American Legion.

He married Letha W. Wilson on May 9, 1940. She died on Aug. 27, 1988.

Survivors include three sons, Joseph C. Goddard, Strafford, Mo., Melvin G.E. Goddard, Southwest City, and Shelton Goddard, Miami; a daughter, Virginia Ardelle Goddard-Mugan, Grove; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Jim Thomas Funeral Home, Miami, with the Rev. David McCord officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Vinita.

Pallbearers will be Joe Goddard Jr., Eddie Goddard, Jack Kinder, Charles Kinder, Fred Goddard Jr. and Larry Goddard.

Phillip Marshall

QUAPAW, Okla. - Phillip Marcus Marshall, 45, died Thursday afternoon, April 17, 1997, at his home of an apparent suicide.

The death was investigated by the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department.

Mr. Marshall was born Aug. 16, 1951, at Chicago, Ill. He had been a messenger for a messenger service in Chicago. He moved to Afton one month ago from Chicago.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Luis Fernandez, of the home; two brothers, Ronald Marshall, Dallas, Texas, and Sherman Marshall, Chicago; and four sisters, Diane Finefaught, Carson City, Nev., Karen Harris, Australia, Yvonne Pratt, Joplin, Mo., and Rose Mary Dye, Miami.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church, Quapaw. The Rev. Dale Thorne will officiate.

The body will be cremated after the service.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Jim Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.

Contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, Quapaw, in care of the funeral home.

H.B. Richie

EUCHA, Okla. - H.B. Richie, 64, Eucha, died Wednesday, April 16, 1997, at Grove General Hospital after a long illness.

Mr. Richie was born April 14, 1933, at Strang. He formerly lived at Jay and taught at Jay High School from 1959 to 1970. He was a Delaware County District 2 commissioner from 1971 to 1979.

He was a member of Independent Baptist Church, Grove, and Brick Masons Union No. 5, Oklahoma City. He served in the Army during the Korean War.

He married Gerrie Hanna on Jan. 28, 1956, in Spavinaw; she survives.

Additional survivors include two sons, Randy Richie, Fort Bragg, N.C., and Jim Ritchie of Jay; one daughter, Sandy Vaughn, Jay; his mother, Bobbie Richie, Jay; two sisters, Faye Davis, Jay, and Velma Icrady, Bellflower, Calif.; two brothers, Jim Ritchie, Lawrence, Kan., and Clark Ritchie, Jay; and nine grandchildren.

Services were held Friday, April 18, at the First Assembly of God Church, Jay, with the Rev. Ray Melugin officiating. Burial was in Yellow Tree Cemetery, near Jay.

Arrangements were under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Jay.

Cotton Short

GROVE, Okla. - Cotton Short, 72, Grove, died at 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 1997, at his home after a short illness.

Mr. Short was born March 27, 1925, near Southwest City, Mo. He was a lifelong member of the Peter's Prairie Baptist Church near Grove. He lived all of his life in the Southwest City area.

There are no immediate survivors.

He married Katherine Bowman on Dec. 16, 1969. She died Jan. 21, 1991.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Full Gospel Church at Southwest City. The Rev. Ralph Houck will officiate. Burial will be in Southwest City Cemetery.

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

Evelyn Adamson

Evelyn Vaughn Adamson, 64, 1802 Sergeant Ave., died at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, 1997, after a car-tractor trailer accident on Highway 13 about 12 miles north of Springfield. Mrs. Adamson was born Dec. 18, 1932, at Heflin, Ala. She was the food service supervisor at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin. She was a member of Byers Avenue United Methodist Church, Joplin. Survivors include seven daughters, Shirley Cooper, Junction, Kan., Mary DeGraw, Patsy Mulvaney and Sara Hoover, all of Carl Junction, Lisa Humphrey and Pam Bartlett, both of Joplin, and Nancy Durbin, Olathe, Kan.; two brothers, Stovall Vaughn, Clovis, N.M., and Tom Vaughn, Oxford, Ala.; a sister, Mary Duncan, Pittsburg, Texas; 20 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Carl Junction United Methodist Church. The Rev. Bob Simon will officiate. Burial will be in Carl Junction Cemetery.

Ora Bendure

Ora Louise Bendure, 75, Joplin, died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 20, 1997, at a local nursing home after a short illness. Mrs. Bendure was born Oct. 11, 1921, in the state of Illinois. She had lived in Joplin the past 50 years, moving from Kansas City. She was a housekeeper for hotels in Joplin and Kansas City, including the Holiday Inn and KoKo Motel in Joplin. She was a member of Southside Community Church of God, Joplin. She married Bert H. Bendure on Aug. 26, 1989, at Joplin. He survives. Other survivors include two step-sons, Fred Phillips, Springfield, and Charlie Brown, Carl Junction; three step-daughters, Marcie Lovell, Carl Junction, Stephanie Huff, Neosho, and Becky Ruble, Columbia; 14 step-grandchildren; and several great grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, with the Rev. Tom Smith officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Mortuary.

Goldie Mahan

Goldie Mahan, 91, 817 Kentucky Ave., died at 4:45 a.m. Sunday, April 20, 1997, at a Joplin nursing home after one month of ill health. Mrs. Mahan was born July 23, 1905, at Joplin and was a lifetime area resident. She operated A.G. Grocery with her husband from 1924 to 1954. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She married Arthur Mahan on June 12, 1926, at Webb City. He died Aug. 3, 1972. Two sons also preceded her in death. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary, with the Rev. David Pizinger officiating. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery.

William Wrench Sr.

William Henry ``Bill'' Wrench Sr., 66, Belle, formerly of Joplin, died at 10:05 a.m. Sunday, April 20, 1997, at his home after a one-year illness. Mr. Wrench was born Jan. 14, 1931, at Monticello, Ill. He lived in Joplin for six years before moving to Belle in 1992. He retired from the Army as a master sergeant after 23 years of service. He served in Vietnam and received many military awards and honors. He was a life member of Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 8, Urbana, Ill., and American Legion Post No. 1,000, also of Illinois. He was a Methodist. He married Carol Ann Munson on March 7, 1980, at Joplin. She survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Sarah Lynn Wrench, Belle, and Pamela Wrench, Orangeburg, S.C.; three sons, Charles Wrench, Newalla, Okla., William Wrench Jr., Clever, and Jeffrey Wrench, Sumter, S.C.; four brothers, Clyde Wrench, Bement, Ill., Homer Wrench and Gene Wrench, both of Monticello, and Hubert Wrench, Kyle, Texas; two sisters, Elsie Spriggs, Carthage, and Anna Pettyjohn, Monticello; and seven grandchildren. Services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Parker Mortuary will be conducted by a funeral detail from Fort Leonard Wood. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service on Wednesday at the mortuary. The family will be at the Carthage home of Mrs. Spriggs, 1313 Mound St.

George Jaschke

EAGLE ROCK, Mo. - George Jaschke, 75, Eagle Rock, died at 1:45 a.m. Sunday, April 20, 1997, at his home after a long illness. Mr. Jaschke was born Jan. 31, 1922, at Beckemeyer, Ill. He was a graduate of Woodward High School, Toledo, Ohio, and attended Dennison University at Granville, Ohio. He served with the Coast Guard as a pilot during World War II. Following military service, he lived in Toledo for about one year before moving to St. Louis, where he lived for a short time. He then moved to Cape Girardeau, where he began his 21-year career with Quaker Oats Co. He was serving as regional sales manager for Quaker Oats upon his retirement. He had lived in Barry County since Oct. 14, 1988. He was a member of All Faith United Methodist Church and the Community Center, both of Eagle Rock. He married Miriam Brotje on Oct. 25, 1945, at Toledo. She survives. Other survivors include a son, Michael Jaschke, Eagle Rock; two brothers, Hank Jaschke, Gulf Breeze, Fla., and John Jaschke, Detroit, Mich.; and two grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at All Faith United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Larry Scriven officiating. Burial will be in Viney Cemetery, Golden, under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the church. Contributions may be made to the church or Carroll Regional Medical Center, in care of the funeral home.

Renzil Reardon

GOODMAN, Mo. - Renzil Elliott Reardon, 80, Goodman, was pronounced dead at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 1997 at his home as a result of a suicide. Mr. Reardon was born May 3, 1916, at Parsons, Kan. He moved to Goodman in 1927 from Parsons. He was a farmer and a member of the Baptist faith. He was an Army veteran of World War II. His wife, Netta Reardon, died in 1964. Survivors include three sisters, Maudie Bates, Goodman, Maxine Barker, Oswego, Kan., and Twila Russell, Kansas City, Kan. The body is to be cremated. No services are planned. Burial will be later at Howare Cemetery, under the direction of the Ozark Funeral Home, Goodman.

Melvin Wakefield
NOEL, Mo. - Melvin E. Wakefield, 81, Noel, died at 4:07 p.m. Sunday, April 20, 1997, at Gravette (Ark.) Medical Center after an illness. Mr. Wakefield was born Oct. 3, 1915, at Clearwater, Kan. He moved to Noel in 1937 from Wichita, Kan. He had served in Noel as a policeman, city marshal and mayor. He had been a McDonald County sheriff's deputy. He was a security chief at Diplomat Homes, Noel. He was a member of Masons Lodge 647 and First Baptist Church, both of Noel. He married Vera Potarf on Aug. 28, 1935, at Newton, Kan. She survives. Additional survivors include a son, Darwin Wakefield, Andover, Kan.; a daughter, Joyce Hutchison, Noel; a brother, Nolte Wakefield, Wichita; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Noel. The Rev. Jim Wallis will officiate. Burial will be in Noel Cemetery. Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ozark Funeral Home, Noel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, in care of the funeral home.

Harold Martin
OSWEGO, Kan. - Harold Anthony Martin, 65, Oswego, died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, April 20, 1997, at his home after a 1"-year illness. Mr. Martin was born Dec. 13, 1931, southeast of Scammon. He attended Weir schools and graduated from Weir High School in 1950. He moved to Oswego in 1975 from Parsons. He worked for 35 years for Safeway Grocery Stores before retiring in 1989 as a meat-market manager. He was a member of Meatcutters Union Local 340. He was a member of Mother of God Catholic Church, Oswego. He married Carolyn York on Jan. 20, 1975. She survives. Additional survivors include three sons, Mark Martin, Parsons, Fred Martin, LaCygne, and Steve Martin, Tulsa, Okla.; two daughters, Kathy Lovell, Cherokee, and Melissa Higgins, Oswego; two brothers, Bill Napier, Columbus, and Tom Martin, Broken Arrow, Okla.; a sister, Louise Arlint, Grove, Okla.; eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Bridget's Catholic Church, Scammon. The Rev. John Zich and the Rev. Chrysostom Ah Maung will officiate. Burial will be in St. Bridget's Catholic Cemetery, Scammon. Friends may call after 1 p.m. today at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Weir, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today. Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to St. John's Hospice or Mother of God Catholic Church, Oswego, in care of the funeral home.

Geneva Bell
MIAMI, Okla. - Geneva M. Clouse Bell, 85, Miami, died at 4:06 p.m. Monday, April 21, 1997, at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami. Mrs. Bell was born Aug. 30, 1911, in Cherokee County, Kansas. She had lived in Picher several years and moved to California in 1954. She moved to Ponca City in 1980. She moved to Miami in 1994. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church, Ponca City. Survivors include a son, Harold Crice, Fort Gipson; three daughters, Sue Tate, Clarksville, Ark., Laura Hill, Miami, and Cindy Raffelson, Ponca City; one brother, Ralph Clouse, Baxter Springs, Kan.; a sister, Nadine Gray, Miami; 15 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild. Arrangements are pending with Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.

Willa Callahan
MIAMI, Okla. - Willa A. Callahan, 91, Grove, formerly of 115 A St. N.W., died Sunday, April 20, 1997, at a Grove nursing home after a long illness. Mrs. Callahan was born Jan. 4, 1906, at Buffalo, Mo. She moved to Miami when she was a child. She was a 1924 Miami High School graduate. She was a member for more than 20 years of the Miami Public Library Board and had served as its librarian. She had also worked for National Broadcasting Co., New York City, N.Y. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Miami. There are no immediate survivors. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at GAR Cemetery, Miami. Leon Weece, minister, will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami.

Hazel Davenport
GROVE, Okla. - Hazel L. ``Rea'' Davenport, 63, Grove, died Saturday, April 19, 1997, at Grove General Hospital after a long illness. Mrs. Davenport was born Feb. 6, 1934, at Coffeyville, Kan. Survivors include her husband, James Davenport; two daughters, Dee Bunce, Grove, and Lynn Norris, Kansas City, Kan.; a son, Brian Fish, Miami; a sister, Sharon Snow, Grove; and seven grandchildren. Private family services will be at Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove.

Lola Patton
QUAPAW, Okla. - Lola Mae Patton, 59, Quapaw, died at 2:39 a.m. Monday, April 21, at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, after a sudden illness. Mrs. Patton was born Aug. 1, 1937, at Cardin. She had lived in Quapaw, Cardin, and Baxter Springs, Kan., all of her life. Mrs. Patton was a medical-records technician at Maude Norton Memorial Hospital, Columbus, Kan. She also worked for St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., from 1975 to 1992. She taught a medical records course at Missouri Southern State College for two years. She was a member of the Christian Church, Cardin. She married Henry Patton on Dec. 4, 1954, at Miami. He survives. Also surviving are a son, Timothy Patton, Wyandotte, Okla.; two daughters, Martha Schroder, Miami, and Jane Dugan, Bartlesville; a brother, Woodrow Parkison, Topeka, Kan.; a half-brother, John Davis, New Caney, Kan.; two half-sisters, Deborah Davis, Portland, Ore., and Margie Shrunk, Austin, Texas, and seven grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Christian Church. Bill Richey and Audie Brooks, ministers, will officiate. Burial will be in Baxter Springs (Kan.) Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Wayne Mayhen, Danny Garner, Bob Asbell, Bob Evans, Gene Huffman, Everett Green, Harold Green and Bless Parker. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher.

Frank Sellars
MIAMI, Okla. - Services for Frank William Sellars, 86, 205 B. St. N.E. Apartment No. 607, who died Sunday, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church, Miami. Leon Weece, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in GAR Cemetery, Miami. Pallbearers will be Elmer Cline, Jehu Housman, Charles Pendergraft, O.C. Rush, James Standeford and Marvin Warren. Northeast Oklahoma Veterans Funeral Detail will conduct graveside military rites. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the First Christian Church's building fund.

Galen Watson
GROVE, Okla. - Galen H. Watson, 62, Grove, formerly of Joplin, Mo., died at 10:33 a.m. Sunday, April 20, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a short illness. Mr. Watson was born Dec. 1, 1934, at Joplin, where he had lived most of his life. He moved to Grove in 1994. He was a 1952 graduate of Joplin High School. He worked 27 years in sales and marketing at Lozier Corp. Survivors include three sons, Dan Watson and Chip Watson, both of Joplin, and Brent Watson, Carl Junction, Mo.; a daughter, Stacy Watson, Joplin; three sisters, Barbara Wynne, Webb City, Nancy Pfiefer, Joplin, and Beverly Welch, St. Louis; and nine grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Parker Mortuary, Joplin, with Rick Bushnell and Bud Clapp, ministers, officiating. Burial will be in Osborne Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Contributions may be made to American Heart Association or Arthritis Foundation.


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