Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries
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Maxwell Lynn Close, 56, 8043 Chestershire Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Joplin, died Thursday, April 24, 1997, at his home.
Mr. Close was born Jan. 5, 1941, in Joplin. He was employed as the vice president of quality at Nutone. He was an Army veteran. He was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church and was a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.
He is survived by his wife, Alicia Elaine Close; two sons, Gregory Close and Stephen Close, address unavailable; and a brother, Dr. Stephen Radley Close, address unavailable.
Services will be at 5 p.m. Sunday at Christ the King Lutheran Church. The Rev. Ron Reeder will officiate. Burial will be in Jonesburg (Mo.) Cemetery, under the direction of Shorten and Ryan Funeral Home, West Chester, Ohio.
Contributions may be made to the West Chester/Mason Habitat For Humanity.
Ernest Galon Lammers, 60, 7396 Beef Branch Road, died at 7:30 a.m. Friday, April 25, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center where he had been a patient since April 8.
Mr. Lammers was born Jan. 22, 1937, in Santa Rose, Calif. He had lived in Joplin since 1979. He retired Aug. 31, 1975, from the Army after serving 21 years. He served three tours of duty in the Vietnam War, and also served in Korea, Germany, Panama, Japan and Alaska as a combat engineer. He earned five Purple Hearts, a Silver Star, three Bronze Stars, a Combat Infantry badge and a Presidential Citation for Valor. After retiring, he demonstrated outdoor cooking at George Washington Carver National Park with a chuck wagon he owned. He was a member of the Tennessee Prairie Friends Church at Riverton, Kan., the Retired Enlisted Association and the American Legion Post at St. Roberts.
He married Billie R. Parrent Piette on May 7, 1983, in Newton County. She survives.
Also surviving are a son, Brendon Lammers, Granby; four daughters, Frances Ann Hill, Granby, Debbie Hogan and Carol Doody, both of Nevada, and Lagina Lammers, Joplin; two stepsons, John Piette, Kingwood, Texas, and William E. Piette, Joplin; a stepdaughter, Sally Pflug, Milwaukee, Wis.; two brothers, Herman Lammers Jr., Paola, Kan., and Donald Eugene Lammers, Belleville, Kan.; a sister, Teresa Gudde, Eureka, Kan.; 19 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Parker Mortuary. Pastor Dave Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in Messer Cemetery, north of Galena, Kan.
Military graveside rites will be conducted.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary.
Harold T. Ulmer, 78, Joplin, died at 12:08 a.m. Friday, April 25, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center after a long illness.
Mr. Ulmer was born June 2, 1918, at Asbury. He moved to Joplin from Diamond about two years ago. He was a lifetime farmer. He was a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Webb City Post No. 322, American Legion. He was a past president of the Diamond senior citizens' group and a member of St. John's High Hopes group. He married Jerrie K. Kemper on June 15, 1984, at Carthage. She survives.
Other survivors include a stepson, Albert Mensink, Neosho; two stepdaughters, Dia Downey, Diamond, and Hermina Doubledee, Joplin; a brother, Henry A. Ulmer, Waco; a sister, Letha Gunlock, Joplin; and nine grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary. The Rev. Bob Simon and the Rev. Mark Stewart will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ron Smith, Steve Doubledee, Richard Downey Jr., Douglas Downey, Darrin Downey and Brent Mensink.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Pleasant Hill Cemetery Association.
NEVADA, Mo. - Geneva I. Demaree, 91, Nevada, died Thursday, April 24, 1997, at a Nevada nursing home.
Mrs. Demaree was a former resident of Versailles, Ind., was once selected as the recipient of an Indiana state award for her volunteer work.
She is survived by four daughters, Ruth Mendenhall, Nevada, Leah Panarisi, Indianapolis, Ind., and Evelyn Strubbe and Carol Evans, both of Versailles; two sons, Robert Demaree, Satellite Beach, Fla., and Merrill Demaree, Alamogordo, N.M.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be conducted by Bovards Funeral Home, Versailles. Local arrangements are under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home.
NEVADA, Mo. - Margaret Scrutchfield, 81, Nevada, died Friday, April 25, 1997, at a Blue Springs nursing home.
Mrs. Scrutchfield was born Sept. 13, 1915. She was a lifelong resident of Vernon County. She was a member of the First Christian Church.
She is survived by a son, Leon Scrutchfield, College Station, Texas; a daughter, Linda Key, Independence; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Ferry Funeral Home. Burial will be in Newton Burial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may call until the service hour.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
GROVE, Okla. - Delbert ``Red'' Brashers, 69, Grove, died at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 25, 1997, at his residence near Grove, after a long illness.
Mr. Brashers was born June 20, 1927, near Rose. He grew up in the Rose and Locust Grove communities. He served in the U.S. Army. He worked as a mechanic in Pryor and later managed apartment complexes in Tulsa.
He joined Alcoholics Anonymous on Sept. 14, 1977. After retirement, he continued his work with AA in the Grove area. He was a member of the Cornerstone Church, Grove.
He married Ellen Tims on Jan. 28, 1978. She survives.
Additional survivors include two daughters, Debra Goertz and Cheryl Blair, both of Rose; a sister, Beatrice McCrown, Grove; and five grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Cornerstone Church. H.B. Bright and Richard Jakeway will officiate.
Burial will be at the Graham Memorial Cemetery, Pryor. Services are under direction of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove.
MIAMI, Okla. - Edna E. Jones Housh, 91, Miami, died at 3:18 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 1997, at Baptist Regional Health Center after a short illness.
Mrs. Housh was born Aug. 25, 1905, near Bluejacket. She was a lifelong resident of the area. She was Miami's citizen of the month in October 1980. She was a member of the Priscilla Club and was a volunteer at area nursing homes. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church.
She is survived by four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.
Arrangements are pending with Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami.
MIAMI, Okla. - Neva N. Lee, 87, Miami, died at 4:20 a.m. Friday, April 25, 1997, at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, after a short illness.
Mrs. Lee was born May 15, 1909, in Checotah. She received a degree in art from Oklahoma State University in 1931. She was an art teacher at Miami High School in the 1950s. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Republican Women's Club and the Travel Club.
Her husband, Kenneth R. Lee, died in 1981.
She is survived by three daughters, Deborah Little, Winchester, Ill., Meredith Barrett, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Toni Hopkins, New Orleans, La.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are pending with Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami.
dies at age 101 Amasa D. Cohee, 101, Lincoln, Neb., formerly of Joplin, died Sunday, April 27, 1997, at a Lincoln nursing home after an illness. Mr. Cohee was born March 20, 1896, near Norfolk, Neb. He grew up in Nebraska. He was an Army veteran of World War I, serving in France and Germany. After the war, he lived near Lynch, Neb., until 1933, when he moved to southern Missouri. He moved to Joplin in 1942 and to Lincoln in 1990. He was a carpenter for many years while living in Joplin. He married Elmira Cressy in 1917. She died in 1974. He married Ruth Lemon in 1975 at Torrington, Wyo. She died in 1987. Survivors include five daughters, Vivian McFetridge, Hermiston, Ore., Esther Williston, Casa Grande, Ariz., Margaret Lerwick, Lyman, Neb., Ruth Raetz, Lincoln, and Hazel Spinar, Cole Camp,; a son, Phillip Cohee, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; 18 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; nine stepgreat-grandchildren; and several stepgreat-great grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin, with Kenneth Lerwick, John Culver and Kent Williston officiating. Burial will be in Osborne Memorial Cemetery, Joplin. Pallbearers will be Dale Spinar, Duane Spinar, Dennis Spinar, Mark Raetz, Murray Raetz and Thomas Raetz.
William W. Pauley, 75, Joplin, died at 4:05 a.m. Monday, April 28, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a short illness. Mr. Pauley was born March 24, 1922, at Tulsa, Okla. He was a lifetime Joplin resident. He was a truck driver for Kentucky Fried Chicken and Shafer Produce. He retired Aug. 18, 1975, from. B.F. Goodrich, Miami, Okla. He was a Baptist. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 534, Joplin. He married Mary Jane Melton on Sept. 22, 1945, at Columbus, Kan. She survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Nadine Lee, Joplin; two grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin, with the Rev. Skip Williams officiating. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin. Military graveside rites will be performed by VFW Post No. 534. Pallbearers will be Mike Finch, Ronnie Criqui, Ron Letterman, Hoy Bartlett, Johnny Lee Doss and Don Elders. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Contributions may be made to Mason-Woodard Mortuary.
Thomas Everett Proctor, 75, Independence, Ore., a Joplin native, died Sunday, April 27, 1997, at Willamette Valley Medical Center, McMinnville, Ore. Mr. Proctor was born Dec. 6, 1921, at Joplin. He moved to Oregon in 1947 from Seneca. He worked at a lumber mill in Independence. He was a member and officer of Independence Elks Lodge No. 1950, and a member of AmVets Post No. 1776, Independence, and a Southern Baptist church at Galena, Kan. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He married Catherine Bosquet on Aug. 8, 1980, at Reno, Nev. She survives. Additional survivors include two sisters, Juanita Myers and Bettalu Vaul, both of Independence; and two brothers, Earl Proctor and Henry Proctor, both of Dallas, Ore. Private family graveside services will be at noon Wednesday at Hilltop Cemetery, Independence. Jack McElravy will officiate. Vault interment will follow. Ritualistic memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Independence (Ore.) Elks Lodge. A reception will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence. Contributions may be made to Elks Children Eye Clinic, Salem, Ore.
NEOSHO, Mo. - Geneva Mae Baker, 92, Neosho, died at 8:45 p.m Sunday, April 27, 1997, at Freeman Neosho Hospital after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Baker was born Oct. 3, 1904, at Neosho and was a lifelong resident. She was a homemaker and had also worked at Kraft Foods, Neosho, for 11 years until her retirement in 1970. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, Neosho, and past member of Neosho Rebekah Lodge. Her husband, Efton Baker, died April 3, 1959. She also is preceded in death by three children. Survivors include six grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery, southwest of Neosho. The Rev. Jack Sanders will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
SARCOXIE, Mo. - Burnie Craig, 76, Pryor, Okla., formerly of Sarcoxie, died at 10:45 p.m. Friday, April 25, 1997, at Claremore Veterans Center, Claremore, Okla., after a long illness. Mr. Craig was born July 13, 1920, in Boone County, Ark. He was a graduate of Sarcoxie High School. He moved to Pryor in 1955 from Fort Scott, Kan. He was a senior marketing executive for Skelly, Getty and Texaco oil companies. He also had worked for Frisco Railroad for several years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Martin of Tours Episcopal Church, Pryor. He was a member of Sarcoxie Masonic Lodge No. 592 and Eastern Star, Sarcoxie. His wife, Betty L. Craig, died in 1992. Survivors include a son, Jon R. Craig, Glenpool, Okla.; a sister, Ida Lea Campbell, Joplin; a brother, Bob Craig, Sarcoxie; and two granddaughters. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Stephens Memorial Chapel, Pryor, with Bruce Ewing officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Pryor. Masonic graveside rites will be conducted by Pryor Creek Masonic Lodge No. 100. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Sullivan-Lewis American Legion Post No. 182.
CARL JUNCTION, Mo. - Ronald R. Ellis, 57, 126 W. Briarbrook Lane, died at 10:05 a.m. Monday, April 28, 1997, at his home after an illness. Mr. Ellis was born Nov. 17, 1939, at Pineville. He was raised at Rocky Comfort. He was a graduate of Rocky Comfort High School, the former Joplin Junior College and Pittsburg (Kan.) State University. He was a teacher and a basketball coach. He taught and coached at Jasper High School from 1962 to 1963, Wheaton High School from 1963 to 1968, Webb City High School from 1968 to 1974, and was the assistant basketball coach at Missouri Southern State College in Joplin from 1974 to 1987. After retiring from teaching in 1987, he became a building contractor and built homes in Joplin, Webb City and Carl Junction. He was a Baptist. He was a member of Missouri State Teachers Association, Joplin Home Builders Association and Missouri Southern State College Lionbackers. Survivors include a son, Kirk Ellis, Kansas City; two daughters, Kelli Garvey and Krystal Bickett, both of Webb City; his mother, Doris Jordan, Purdy; three sisters, Carolyn McGuffy, Stella, Ruth Ann Goosetree, Rocky Comfort, and Janell Brattin, Wheaton; and five grandchildren. The body will be cremated. Memorial services will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home, Webb City. The Rev. Paul Yarnall and Rick Utter will officiate. The family will receive friends after Wednesday's services. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City. The family will be at the home of a daughter, Kelli Garvey, 1816 Chateau Ave., Meadow Moor Acres, Webb City. Contributions may be made to the Ronald R. Ellis memorial scholarship at Webb City High School, in care of the funeral home.
PURDY, Mo. - Nellie B. Ethridge, 78, Purdy, died at 6:20 p.m., Sunday, April 27, 1997, at South Barry County Hospital, Cassville, after a sudden illness. Mrs. Ethridge was born July 7, 1918, at Coweta, Okla. She attended schools at Tulsa, Okla. While living in Tulsa, she was a homemaker and sales clerk for J.C. Penney and Renbergs Clothing Stores. She moved to a farm at Cassville in 1970, where she remained until moving to Purdy in 1987. She was a member of Church of Christ, Cassville, Mo. She married Albert Schroor in 1938 at Tulsa. He died in 1956. She married Earley B. Ethridge on Aug. 1, 1958, at Tulsa, Okla. He died July 13, 1993. Survivors include a son, Jerry Al Schroor, Purdy; two daughters, Patricia Lee Caves, Tulsa, and Julianna Jo Schroor, Purdy; two step-daughters, Willidene Fletcher, Purdy, and Ethel DeWitt, state of Texas; a brother, Joe Edwards, Oakland, Calif; a sister, Lillie Mae Houston, Oxnard, Calif.; ten grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and several other step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville, with Wayne Deffenbaugh, minister, officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Friends may call any time after noon on Wednesday.
NEVADA, Mo. - Sylvia F. Garland Glendening, 91, Nevada, died Saturday, April 26, 1997, at a local nursing home after an illness. Mrs. Glendening was born March 30, 1906, in Cedar County. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Nevada Goodwill Club. She married William Glendening in February 1924 at El Dorado Springs, Mo. He died in October 1976. Survivors include two daughters, Louise Scott and Nadine Jadlot, both of Nevada; two sisters, Hazel Woods, Nevada, and Ethel Ritchey, Alsea, Ore; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Moore Cemetery, Nevada, with Mike Hutchens, pastor, officiating. Pallbearers will be John Zoglmann, I.F. ``Butch'' Zoglmann, Jeremy Benton Zoglmann, Justin Zoglmann, Jerry Brendlinger, David Janes and Orville T. Scott. Arrangements are under the direction of Milster Funeral Home, Nevada. Contributions may be made to Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada.
ROCKY COMFORT, Mo. - Imogene Harriman, 89, Harrisonville, formerly of Rocky Comfort, died Sunday, April 27, 1997, at a Pleasant Hill nursing home after an illness. Mrs. Harriman was born Jan. 16, 1908, at Rocky Comfort. She moved to Harrisonville in 1994 from Rocky Comfort. She was a homemaker and a member of United Methodist Protestant Church, near Longview. She married Roy Harriman in October 1932. He died in 1983. Survivors include two sons, Joseph Harriman, Rocky Comfort, and Darell Harriman, Harrisonville. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at Union Cemetery, near Rocky Comfort. The Rev. Wyatt Shanks will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Stanley & Son Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.
STOTTS CITY, Mo. - John J. Mee, 70, Stotts City, died at 8:05 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 1997, at his home after a short illness. Mr. Mee was born May 14, 1926, in Ireland. He lived in Stotts City the past 20 years. He was a retired school teacher. He was a Mason and Shriner and a member of the Scottish Rite. He married Mary Wegman on May 22, 1948, at St. Louis. She survives. Additional survivors include four sons, Mike Mee, Kevin Mee, Terence Mee and Sean Mee, all of Stotts City; two daughters, Margaret Latham, Clearlake, Calif., and Barbara Tobaj, Watsonville, Calif.; a brother, Robert Mee, St. Louis; and two grandchildren. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Meismer Cemetery, near Halltown. Bryon Blunt officiated. Arrangements were under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home, Stotts City.
MONETT, Mo. - George G. Mooney, 85, 410 W. County St., died at 6 a.m. Monday, April 28, 1997, at his home after a short illness. Mr. Mooney was born May 16, 1911, at Monett. He was a lifelong local resident. He owned a local Conoco service station for 32 years. He worked at Davis Hardware. He retired in 1995. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Monett. He was a past member of Monett Jaycees and Monett Lion's Club. He married Norma Davis on July 22, 1934, at Monett. She survives. Additional survivors include a son, Tom Mooney, Houston; a daughter, Jane James, Monett; a sister, Marjorie Olson, Monett; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at IOOF Cemetery, Monett. The Rev. Grady Cockerhan will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the home, 410 W. County St. Contributions may be made to Barry-Lawrence County Development Center or to First Baptist Church, in care of Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett.
DUENWEG, Mo. - David L. Myers, 66, 204 Parkmoor Drive, died at 3:13 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a long illness. Mr. Myers was born Sept. 4, 1930, at Joplin. He was a lifetime Joplin area resident. He was chief operator at the urea unit at the former Atlas Powder Co. for 25 years. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He married Mary Grass on May 7, 1954, at Joplin. She survives. Additional survivors include two sons, Doug Myers, Webb City, and Tim Myers, Joplin; two daughters, Cheryl Myers Pickett, Joplin, and Becky Myers, Webb City; a sister, Ruth DeVore, Joplin; and eight grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin. The Rev. Joe Myers will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City. Pallbearers will David Platner, Danny Platner, Stephen Platner, Shawn Platner, Jonathan Myers and Jeff Myers. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.
NEOSHO, Mo. - Tony Lee Sturm, 29, and Kellie Marie Sturm, 35, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, were pronounced dead on Friday, April 25, 1997, at the scene of an automobile accident in Waldmohr, Germany. Mr. Sturm, was born Dec. 11, 1967, at Joplin. He lived in Neosho most of his life and graduated from Neosho High School. He was a staff sergeant with the U.S. Air Force and had been stationed in Germany since Sept. 1996. Mrs. Sturm was born Aug. 28, 1961 in the state of New York. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Catholic Church. They were married on Nov. 4, 1992 in the state of California. The couple are survived by a daughter, Courtney Ann Sturm. Also surviving Mr. Sturm are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Sturm, Neosho; a brother, William Sturm, Lincoln, Neb; two sisters, Beverly Kay Sampson and Bonnie Kay Payton, both of Neosho; a maternal grandmother, Beverly Wall, Carterville, and a maternal grandfather, Ned Schach, Neosho. Also surviving Mrs. Sturm are her mother, Patricia Carnevale, Peoria, Ariz., a brother and a sister, names and addresses unknown. The bodies are being returned to Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. Arrangements are pending.
PITTSBURG, Kan. - Edith M. Garritson, 90, 902 Centennial Ave., died at 10 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 1997, at a Frontenac nursing home. She had been in ill health for several years. Mrs. Garritson was born Nov. 10, 1906, at Pittsburg. She returned to Pittsburg in 1957 from rural Weir. She was a Baptist and a member of Pleasant View Hummers Home Demonstration Unit and Order of the Eastern Star, the Kent Chapter of Weir. She married George Garritson in 1925. He died in 1975. Survivors include a son, Don Garritson, Columbus route 3; a daughter, Donna Craig, Jasper route 2; three brothers, Ernest Farrell, Miami, Okla., Carl Farrell, Neosho, Mo., and Lester Farrell, Hobart, Ind.; two sisters, Lottie Kell, Licking, Mo., and Betty Whitman, Rialto, Calif.; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by a son. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Weir. The Rev. David Thomas will officiate. Burial will be in Hosey Hill Cemetery, Weir.
WEIR, Kan. - Irma H. Ulery, 71, Weir, died at 4:45 a.m. Sunday, April 27, 1997, at North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo, where she had been a patient one day. Mrs. Ulery was born Jan. 24, 1926, at Mindenmines, Mo. She moved to Weir in 1990. She married Clyde B. Ulery on Jan. 2, 1945, at Girard. He died March 26, 1997. Survivors include two sons, Gary C. Ulery, Tupelo, Miss., and Timothy D. Ulery, Dover, Ark.; a daughter, Debora J. Ulery, Riverton, Wyo.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements are pending with Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Weir.
FAIRLAND, Okla. - Lorene Moore, 83, Fairland, died at 7:15 a.m. Monday, April 28, 1997, at a Fairland nursing home after a short illness. Mrs. Moore was born March 14, 1914, at Jacks Fork, Mo. She moved to the Fairland area in 1947 from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She was a homemaker and a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She married George Moore on Aug. 5, 1929, at Vinita. He died Feb. 28, 1986. Survivors include a daughter, Patsy O'Brien, Norman; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements are pending with Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Fairland.
MIAMI, Okla. - Services for Georgia P. Shelton, 77, 4 G St. N.E., who died Sunday, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Assembly of God Church, Miami. The Rev. Gerald L. Baser and the Rev. Leona Norwood will officiate. Burial will be in Ottawa Indian Cemetery, Miami. Pallbearers will be Hershel Shelton, Jon Shelton, Jeff Brumly, Dustin Foster, James Pickins and Ryan Shelton. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami. Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.
MIAMI, Okla. - Graveside services for Arley Washington Tash, 87, 422 I St. N.E., who died Sunday, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ottawa County Cemetery, southwest of Miami. The Rev. Audie Tash will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.
WELCH, Okla. - Vernon ``Barney'' Eugene Wagner, 88, Welch, died at 1:20 p.m. Monday, April 28, 1997, at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, after a long illness. Mr. Wagner was born June 19, 1908, at Beloit, Kan. He moved to the Welch area in 1951. He attended Miami High School. He was a retired grocery man and was a partner in Wagner's Grocery Store, Welch, for 30 years. He was a member of the Christian Church, Masonic Lodge and Lions Club, all at Welch. He married Vera Hames on July 11, 1946, at Columbus, Kan. She survives. Additional survivors include a daughter, Mary Jo Collins, Miami; a brother, Kenneth Wagner, Dodge City, Kan.; a grandchild; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements are pending with Thomas Funeral Home, Welch.