Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries

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Della Alaniz

Della Alaniz, 83, Fayetteville, Ark., died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, at Washington Regional Medical Center, Fayetteville, after an illness. She was the mother of Eddie Alaniz, Joplin.

Mrs. Alaniz was born May 10, 1913, at Zactes, Mexico. She was a homemaker and a member of Baptist Ford Community Church, Greenland, Ark.

Her husband, Emmett R. Alaniz Sr., died Nov. 21, 1981.

Additional survivors include three sons, Emmett R. ``Rex'' Alaniz Jr. and Fred R. Alaniz, both of Springdale, and Johnny A. Alaniz, Rogers, Ark.; a daughter, Stella Farrar, Greenland; a brother, Bob Lopez, the state of California; 19 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Moore's Funeral Chapel, Fayetteville. The Rev. Ervin Hutchins will officiate. Burial will be in Baptist Ford Cemetery, Greenland.

Carl Colvin

Carl C. Colvin, 82, Joplin, died at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, in a local nursing home after a long illness.

Mr. Colvin was born Sept. 28, 1914, at Columbus, Kan. He was a lifetime resident of the area. For more than 20 years, he was a clerk at the former Jamison Drug Co. in downtown Joplin. He also was employed at Ramsey's Department Store. He retired in 1976.

He was a member of Westside Christian Church.

On June 5, 1934, he married Evelyn M. Burton at Columbus, Kan. She died Oct. 1, 1991.

Survivors include a daughter, Carlene Jurino, Joplin; a sister, Zelma Hartl, Joplin, and one grandchild.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Parker Mortuary. Gene Hutchcraft, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the mortuary.

Bonnie DeHaven

Services for Bonnie K. West DeHaven, 48, 201 N. Wall Ave., who died Tuesday, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary.

Charlie Walker, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Joplin.

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

Survivors include a daughter, Kellie Hooker, Carl Junction; and her mother, Gertrude Rodgers, Joplin.

Linda Hadley

Linda G. Hadley, 57, Joplin, died at 5:55 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, at a local nursing home after a long illness.

Mrs. Hadley was born July 3, 1939, at Chicago, Ill. She moved to Joplin in October 1996 from Wheaton, Ill. She owned and operated a beauty parlor inWheaton.

Survivors include three daughters, Amy Hadley and Jennifer Hadley, both of Orlando, Fla., and Andrea Haidu, Naperville, Ill.; a brother, Gerald Purdy, Portland, Ore.; and a sister, Andrea Geisreiter, San Francisco, Calif.

The body will be cremated.

Memorial services are pending with Parker Mortuary.

Bunny Hunt

Bonita L. ``Bunny'' Hunt, 57, 7034 Spurgeon Road, south of Joplin, died at 11:40 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a brief illness.

Mrs. Hunt was born Oct. 5, 1939, in Joplin. She had lived in the area her entire lfietime. She was graduated in 1957 from Joplin High School. For 23 years she was employed at Wonderbread. She retired as manager of the thrift store because of ill health in September.

She married Rex Hunt on Oct. 18, 1957, at Miami, Okla. He survives.

Other survivors include a son, Gary Hunt, Neosho; a daughter, Shelly Warden, Joplin; two brothers, Bill Plant, Joplin, and Al Plant, Wyandotte, Okla.; three sisters, Jeanne Isom, Bentonville, Ark., Betty Rogers, Dumas, Texas, and Gwen Hodge, El Paso, Texas; and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Oak Grove Baptist Church, south of Joplin. The Rev. Johnny Wilkins will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Oak Grove Baptist Church.

Burial will be in Hornet Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Karen Tosh, Mary Gregory, Marilyn Caldwell, Jan Bussey, Louise Marks and Dortha Gunlock.

Contributions may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church, the Children's Miracle Network or the American Cancer Society.

Shang McWilliams

Shang L. McWilliams, 77, Joplin route 6, died at 5:50 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1997, at a local nursing home after a long illness.

Mr. McWilliams was born May 24, 1919, at Hubbard, Texas. He had lived in Joplin for 12 years. He was a truck driver for Yellow Freight System for many years. He retired in December 1983. He had received a 34-year safe driver award from the National Safety Association. He served in the Army for eight years.

He married Delores Wren on June 20, 1967, in Joplin. She survives.

Additional survivors include four sons, Roger McWilliams, Wolfe City, Texas, Darrell McWilliams, Garland, Texas, Jerry McWilliams, Arlington, Texas, and Shane McWilliams, Joplin; two stepsons, Larry Hembree, Seneca, and Rick Hembree, Joplin; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The body will be cremated.

Memorial services are pending with Parker Mortuary.

Elmer Rossman

Graveside services for Elmer C. Rossman, 59, Joplin route 7, who died Monday, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Baxter Springs (Kan.) Cemetery.

Scott Cooper, minister, will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.

Leon Schulte

Leon F. Schulte, 88, 4250 E. 13th St., died at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, at Freeman Hospital West after a long illness.

Mr. Schulte was born Jan. 5, 1909, in Joplin. He was a lifetime area resident. He had worked as a projectionist at local theaters. He was a veteran of the Army.

There are no immediate survivors.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at Fairview Cemetery. Ed Hahn, minister, will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary.

Wallace Barrett

SARCOXIE, Mo. Graveside services for Wallace C. Barrett, 85, Sarcoxie, who died Tuesday, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Sarcoxie Cemetery.

The Rev. Kenneth Holman will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Housh Funeral Home, Sarcoxie.

Elinor Carver

SARCOXIE, Mo. Elinore Jean Carver, 71, Sarcoxie, died at 3:25 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1997, at a Sarcoxie nursing home after a long illness.

Mrs. Carver was born May 13, 1925, at Detroit, Mich. She moved to Sarcoxie in 1973 from LaRussell. She was a homemaker and a member of Blake Baptist Church, rural LaRussell.

She married George Carver on Sept. 13, 1947, at Chicago, Ill. He died Jan. 8, 1995.

Survivors include four sons, Donald Carver, Carthage, John Carver, LaRussell, and Henry Carver and Kenneth Carver, both of Sarcoxie; two daughters, Anna Bittick, Sarcoxie, and Norma Smith, Joplin; a brother, Raymond Smith, Cape Coral, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Housh Funeral Home. Burial will be in Red Oak Cemetery, north of Sarcoxie.

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

Alma Couch

WEBB CITY, Mo. Alma M. Cooper Couch, 78, 219 Par Lane, died at 9:55 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, at a Joplin nursing home after a short illness.

Mrs. Couch was born Sept. 17, 1918, at Chetopa, Kan. She was a seamstress and a member of First Christian Church, Webb City.

Her husband, Lavern Couch, died July 25, 1995.

There are no immediate survivors.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Lake Creek Cemetery, near Bartlett, Kan. Calvin St. Clair, minister, will officiate.

Friends may call from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City.

Saylor Cowardin

LAMAR, Mo. Saylor Henry Cowardin, 88, Lamar, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1997, at his home after a short illness.

Mr. Cowardin was born July 11, 1908, at Hunter, Okla. He moved to Barton County in 1949 from Lamont, Okla., where he had farmed. He worked for the Lawn Boy Co. in Lamar for 11 years, co-owned and operated the Phillips 66 Service Station for a short time, and was a school bus driver and custodian for Lamar schools for many years. He owned and operated Saylor's Taxi Service until he retired in 1993.

He was a member of First Christian Church of Lamar.

He married Marie Shaney on Nov. 26, 1936, at Garber, Okla. She survives.

Additional survivors include two sons, Larry Cowardin, Joplin, and Bruce Cowardin, Pittsburg, Kan.; two daughters, Carolyn Noyes, Liberal, and Janice White, Lamar; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lohmeyer-Konantz Funeral Home. Doug Oakes, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Lamar.

Pallbearers will be Allen Noyes, Mark Cowardin, Todd Delph, Scot Robertson, Bruce Sheat and Patrick Sheat.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Hazel Cox

NEVADA, Mo. Hazel A. Cox, 86, Nevada, died at noon Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1997, at a nursing home in Nevada after a long illness.

Mrs. Cox was born Sept. 12, 1910, at Granby. She returned to Nevada in October 1945. She formerly lived in Oklahoma City, Okla., Dayton, Ohio, and San Antonio, Texas.

She was a member of First Christian Church, Nevada.

She worked at First National Bank in Nevada until she retired in 1981.

She married Kenneth O. Cox on April 27, 1940, in Nevada. He died Feb. 1, 1996.

There are no immediate survivors.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ferry Funeral Home. The Rev. Keith Mackey will officiate. Burial will be in Newton Burial Park, Nevada.

Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Frances Foust

NEOSHO, Mo. Laura Frances Coble Foust, 75, Springfield, a former Neosho resident, died at 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1997, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a short illness.

Mrs. Foust was born Dec. 31, 1921, in the Douthitt community, near Miami, Okla. She moved from Neosho to Miami in 1969 and to Springfield in 1991. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Rolling Hills Baptist Church, Miami.

She married Cecil Coble on Nov. 26, 1941. He died March 31, 1969. She later married Thomas Foust, who died July 17, 1988.

Survivors include three daughters, Nancy Hagan, Springfield, Patricia Keats, Fairland, Okla., and Cynthia Aman, Portland, Ore.; a stepson, Jeffrey Foust, Mound, Minn.; a stepdaughter, Cindy Debano, state of California; a brother, Bob Martin, Eulass, Texas; three sisters, Evelyn Jacks, Okmulgee, Okla., Phyllis Witten, Commerce, Okla., and Ann Holmes, Miami; five grandchildren; and three great-grandsons.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Northside Baptist Church, Neosho. The Rev. James R. Hagan will officiate. Burial will be in Neosho Memorial Park Cemetery.

Grandsons serving as pallbearers will be Trey Shaw, Jason Shaw, Matt Patton, Scott Dinwiddie, Kelly Witten, Rusty Witten and Marty Moudy.

Arrangements are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.

Murray Haynes

NEVADA, Mo. Murray T. Haynes, 88, Nevada, died Tuesday night, Jan. 7, 1997, at a Nevada nursing home after a short illness.

Mr. Haynes was born April 10, 1908, in Vernon County. He was a lifetime resident of Vernon County. He attended Montevallo School. He was a farmer and a mail carrier for 10 years. He also had worked at Nevada State Hospital for 19 years. He retired in 1972.

He was a member of First Baptist Church and Montevallo Masonic Lodge No. 490.

He married Gladys V. Collins on Oct. 27, 1939, in Nevada. She survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Tom Haynes, Houston, Texas; a daughter, Linda Ogle, Nevada; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Ferry Funeral Home. The Rev. William Cox will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dederick.

Contributions may be made to the building fund of First Baptist Church, Nevada.

Noble Lauderdale

ANDERSON, Mo. Noble E. Lauderdale, 70, Kansas City, Kan., a former Anderson resident, died at 7:52 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 1997, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, after an illness.

Mr. Lauderdale was born Jan. 18, 1926, in Anderson. He moved from Anderson to Kansas City 47 years ago. He was a maintenance repairman for Kansas City Terminal Railway.

He was a member of London Heights Baptist Church, Kansas City, where he had been a deacon and taught Sunday school for 12 years. He was a veteran of the Army.

He married Beatrice Hood on Jan. 1, 1950, at Columbus, Kan. She survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Danny Lauderdale, Kansas City; a daughter, Joyce Lauderdale, Joplin; a brother, Robert Lauderdale, Joplin; three sisters, Maude Hoagland and Gladys Fern Krokroskia, both of Joplin, and Billie Murray, Houston, Texas; and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Mason-Woodard Mortuary. The Rev. Terry Deaver will officiate. Burial will be in Mayfield Cemetery, southeast of Goodman.

Christine Love

NEOSHO, Mo. Christine L. Love, 81, Vallejo, Calif., a former Newton County resident, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997, at her home after a short illness.

Mrs. Love was born May 15, 1915, in the Boulder City community, near Neosho. She moved from Boulder City to Vallejo in 1939. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Church of Christ, Vallejo Nite Caps and a quilting club, all in Vallejo. She was a volunteer for Crestwood Convalescent Hospital, Alzheimer's Support Group and American Cancer Society, all of Vallejo.

Her husband, Clovis E. Love, died Jan. 12, 1984.

Survivors include a daughter, Connie Lawson, Vallejo; a son, Kent Love, Vallejo; a sister, Lila Trautz, Reno, Nev.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Church of Christ, Vallejo.

Graveside services and burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hazelgreen Cemetery, Boulder City community, near Neosho. Troy Risley, minister, will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Bob Robinson, Christopher Hayner, John Harrison and Tom Harrison.

Arrangements are under the direction of Woodard-Freund-Thompson Funeral Home, Neosho.

John McDonald

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. John Hanna McDonald, 69, Ash Grove route 2, died at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 1997, at a Mount Vernon nursing home after a short illness.

Mr. McDonald was born July 16, 1927, in Washington County, Pa.

He had lived in the Mount Vernon area since July 1996. He was a retired farmer.

Survivors include a sister, Hazel McDonald, Claysville, Pa.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at William G. Neal Funeral Home, Washington, Pa. Burial will be in Upper Buffalo Cemetery, Washington.

Local arrangements are by Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.

Jack Melugin

CARTERVILLE, Mo. Jack Melugin, 69, Grass Valley, Calif., a former Carterville area resident, died Jan. 6, 1997, at Sutter Hospital, Roseville, Calif., after an accidental fall from a ladder at his home.

Mr. Melugin was born Jan. 19, 1927, in Avilla. He lived in the Carterville area until he was 16 and then moved to California. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater.

He married his wife, Joyce Melugin, on April 6, 1947, in Reseda, Calif. She survives.

Additional survivors include two sons, Jack Melugin, Grass Valley, and Curtis Melugin, Nevada City, Calif.; two daughters, Lori Meeuwsen, Aloha, Ore., and Gail Scarborough, Auburn, Calif.; a brother, Floyd Melugin, Webb City; six sisters including a twin, Joyce Lewis, Grass Valley, Doris Wilson, Joplin, Juanita Atchison, Nancy Cowan and Roxanna Kidwell, all of Carthage, and Patty Barton, Humbolt, Kan.

Private burial services will be held today in Grass Valley.

Memorial services will be held Friday at Calvary Bible Church with Pastor Tim Lacey officiating.

Arrangements are under direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary, Grass Valley.

Contributions may be made to the Brazilian Missionary Effort, in care of Calvary Bible Church, Grass Valley.

Kathleen Presley

MONETT, Mo. Services for Kathleen Ann Presley, 89, Costa Mesa, Calif., a former Monett resident, who died Monday, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, Monett.

The Rev. Mark Mildren will officiate. Burial will be in Crane Community Cemetery, Crane.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett.

Vesta Reid

CASSVILLE, Mo. Vesta Ann Carterman Reid, 98, Cassville, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, at her home after a long illness.

Mrs. Reid was born Feb. 2, 1898, at Cassville. She was a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Cassville.

Survivors include four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

A son preceded her in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Williamson Funeral Home, Cassville, with the Rev. John Duncan officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Cassville.

Pallbearers will be Gene Allen, Chris Clark, Travis Clark, Daniel Garrett, Jamie Garrett, Jerry Ray Garrett, Randy Paul Garrett and Randy Lee Tully.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

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

Rossie Ball

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. Rossie A. Ball, 96, 217 E. 14th St., died at 7:25 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1997, in a local nursing home after an illness.

Mrs. Ball was born Nov. 10, 1900, at Webb City, Mo. She moved from Cardin, Okla., to Baxter Springs in 1945. She was a teacher at Cardin and Picher, Okla., and Baxter Springs. She retired in 1959.

She was a member of United Presbyterian Church, Baxter Springs.

She was a lifetime member of the Kansas State Association of Teachers. She was an honorary lifetime member of the Parent-Teacher Association.

She married Harold A. Ball on June 9, 1927. He died April 2, 1982.

There are no immediate survivors.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Abbott Funeral Home, Baxter Springs. Burial will be in Baxter Springs Cemetery.

Family visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

George Irwin

OSWEGO, Kan. George W. Irwin, 75, Osawatomie, a former Oswego resident, died at 11:37 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, at a nursing home in Osawatomie after an illness.

Mr. Irwin was born March 11, 1921, in Oswego. He grew up and attended Oak Grove School, near Oswego.

Survivors include a brother, Paul Irwin, Waterville; and a sister, Lillie Dalymple, Bakersfield, Calif.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at City Cemetery, Columbus. The Rev. Keith Jacobson will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Murdock Funeral Home, Oswego.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association of Labette County, in care of the funeral home.

Edna Grimes

MIAMI, Okla. Edna Grimes, 81, 2040 A St. N.E., died at 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, at the home of a daughter in rural Columbus, Kan., after an illness.

Mrs. Grimes was born Nov. 13, 1915, in Pulaski County, Ky. She moved to Miami in 1976 from rural Columbus. She was a homemaker and a member of Northeast Baptist Church, Miami.

She married the Rev. Alfred Lee Grimes on Nov. 26, 1933, at Afton. He died Feb. 24, 1993.

Survivors include a son, Wayne ``Burly'' Grimes, Picher; a daughter, Marcia Vanatta, rural Columbus; a sister, Ina Bell, Vinita; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami. The Rev. Ed McFall will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Afton.

Pallbearers will be Brent Sills, Max Mantle, Jack Pace, Scot Shafer, Marvin Miers and John McCracken.

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


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