Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries

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Naydeen Mackinder

Mary Naydeen Mackinder, 83, 2502 Annie Baxter Ave., died at 10 a.m. Monday, June 30, 1997, at her home after a short illness. Mrs. Mackinder was born May 18, 1914, at Joplin. She was a homemaker and lifetime resident of Joplin. She was a member of Blendville Christian Church.

She also was a member of the Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Ladies, the Azotus Shrine of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, the Beacon Light chapter of the Order of Eastern Star at Alba, and the Auxiliary at St. John's Regional Medical Center.

She married Bill Mackinder on Feb. 15, 1941, at Joplin. He died Dec. 13, 1986.

There are no immediate survivors.

Arrangements are pending with Parker Mortuary.

Minnie Nelson

Minnie Nelson, 86, 2810 Jackson, died at 2:30 a.m. on Monday June 30, 1997 at a Joplin nursing home after a long illness.

Mrs. Nelson was born Dec. 7, 1910, at Exeter. She retired from Granby Manufacturing in 1967 and was a member of the Boulder City Quilting Club.

She married Clifford Nelson on Dec. 7, 1930, at Exeter. He died in July 1978.

Survivors include a sister, Ruth Lefler, Neosho; three brothers, Gene Harris, Jarvey Harris, and Estel Harris, all of Neosho; two daughters, Jean Hill, Lindsay, Calif.; and Leta Moore, Stark City.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hazel Green Cemetery, Boulder City, with Troy Risley, minister, officiating.

Friends may call after 1 p.m. Tuesday at Woodard-Freund-Thompson Funeral Home.

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

Contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association in the name of Teddy Moore.

Nava Zuber

Nava Marie Thomas Zuber, 88, 102 E. 2nd St., died at 5:22 a.m. Monday, June 30, 1997, at a local nursing home after a long illness.

Mrs. Zuber was born March 6, 1909, at El Dorado Springs. She lived in Joplin since 1965, moving from Neosho. She was also a 30-year resident of Houston, Texas. She was a bookkeeper for the Shell Oil Co., Houston, until 1946. She was a member of Byers Avenue United Methodist Church, Joplin, and the Untied Methodist Women's Fellowship Group. She was a member of the Freeman Hospital Auxiliary and AARP.

Her husband, William P. Zuber, died Aug. 5, 1964.

Survivors include four brothers, Ronald L. Thomas, Independence, William Frank Thomas, Welch, Okla., Loren Thomas, Joplin, and Cecil Thomas, Springfield.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. J.K. Wright officiating.

Contributions may be made to Byers Avenue United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary, Joplin.

Margaret Bland

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Margaret Dyer Bland, 87, Albuquerque, N.M., formerly of Carthage, died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, June 29, 1997, at an Albuquerque nursing home after a long illness.

Mrs. Bland was born April 10, 1910, at Carthage. She graduated from Carthage High School in 1928. She was a legal secretary for the late Judge Howard Gray. In 1941, she moved to Washington D.C. In 1972, she moved to Albuquerque.

She married Roy Bland in 1944. He died in 1958.

Survivors include three brothers, Lawrence Dyer and George Dyer, both of Albuquerque, and Albert Dyer, Carthage; and a sister, Helen Griggs, Carthage.

Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Fasken Cemetery under the direction of Knell Mortuary.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.

Doris Campbell

GOODMAN, Mo. — Services for Doris Campbell, who died Saturday will be at 2 p.m. WednesdayJuly 2 at First Baptist Church, Goodman. The Rev. Jerry Blair and Bob Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Howard Cemetery, Goodman.

Pallbearers will be Rick Sparks, Randy Sparks, Jim Sprenkle, Travis Sprenkle, Richard Dodson and Dale Loyd.

Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. today(Tuesday) at Ozark Funeral Home, Goodman. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today (Tuesday). at the funeral home.

Virginia Davis

GRANBY, Mo. — Virginia Patterson Davis, 88, Topeka, Kan., formerly of Granby, died Monday, June 30, 1997, at a Topeka nursing home.

Mrs. Davis was born Aug. 10, 1908, at Collinsville. She was raised in Granby. She was in the first graduating class of Freeman Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Joplin, in 1929. She did post-graduate studies at George Washington University, St. Louis, and at George Pea-body College, Nashville, Tenn. She was the first charter member of National Hospital Administrative Services. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church, Topeka; the American Nurses Association; BPW, Warrensburg, Mo.; AARP; and the Tenth District Missouri State Nurses' Assoc., Jefferson City.

She married Earl T. Davis in 1978 at Branson, Mo. He died April 17, 1991.

There are no immediate survivors.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Hope Chapel, Topeka.

The body may be viewed after 9 a.m. Tuesday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, Topeka.

Contributions may be made to Westside Baptist Church or Aldersgate Village, both of Topeka.

Charles Grimes

CARTHAGE, Mo — Charles A. Grimes, 83, Carthage, died at 8:50 p.m. Sunday, June 29, 1997, at a Webb City nursing home after a long illness.

Mr. Grimes was born Jan. 18, 1914, at Carthage. He lived in the Sapulpa and Tulsa, Okla., areas from 1937 until 1943. He then moved to Carthage and worked as a meat cutter at McCormick's Grocery until 1953. He operated his own market, Charlie's Market, until 1957. He was food service director for the Carthage R-9 schools in 1958-59. He moved to Grove, Okla., in 1960, where he worked for an IGA store. He moved to Joplin in 1965. He retired in 1975 and returned to Carthage. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Carthage, and was an elder. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. He was a past grand master of Lodge No. 197 AF&AM.

He married Dorothy Varner in October 1934. She died Sept. 14, 1966. He then married Wilma McDonald on Dec. 31, 1970. She survives.

Additional survivors include three sons, Mike Grimes, rural Carthage, Charles Grimes, Carl Junction, and Lee Grimes, Carthage; two stepdaughters, Kathleen Chick, Carlisle, Mass., and Pam McLaughlin, Great Falls, Va.; a sister, Ruth Bigley, Webb City; seven grandchildren and two step-grandchildren; 11 great-grand-children and two step-great-grand-children.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Park Cemetery under the direction of Knell Mortuary. Masonic rites will be conducted.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.

Contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church or Carthage Humane Society, in care of the mortuary.

Harvey McCorkle

JASPER, Mo. —Harvey McCorkle, 78, died at 8 p.m. Sunday June 29, 1997, at McCune Brooks Hospital, Carthage, after a short illness.

Mr. McCorkle was born May 16, 1919, at Lawton, Kan. He moved from Chetopa, Kan. 44 years ago. He was a member of Jasper Christian Church and Jasper VFW Post 6415. He was a retired businessman, and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

He married Ellen Fry on Oct. 7, 1939, at Joplin. She survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Jimmy McCorkle, Jasper; a daughter, Kathryn Fall, Jasper; two sisters, Mary Carpenter, Carl Junction; and Glenna Cunningham, Baxter Springs, Kan.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at Jasper Christian Church. Walter Howrey, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Carthage.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Jasper Christian Church.

Contributions may be made to the Jasper County Area Ambulance Service.

Arrangements are under the direction of Weng Funeral Chapel, Jasper.

Grace Nickle

BUTTERFIELD, Mo. — Grace Nickle, 90, died at 7:20 p.m. Saturday, June 28, 1997, at a nursing home after a long illness.

Mrs. Nickle was born March 8, 1907, at Cassville. She was a lifelong resident of Barry County, residing in Butterfield and Cassville. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church, Cassville.

She was preceded in death by three husbands, Ira C. Nickle, John Heitel, and Frederick Nickle.

Survivors include three sons, Ira C. Nickle, Lexington, S.C.; Robert Nickle, Jenkins, and Patrick Nickle Independence; and 13 grandchild-ren.

Services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday at Williamson Funeral Home, Cassville, with the Rev. Paul Yarnall officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Butterfield.

Pallbearers will be Charles Nickle, Doug Nickle, Greg Nickle, Jason Nickle, Kevin Nickle and Steve Nickle.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Ilene Owens

NEOSHO, Mo. — Edith Ilene Nickle Faules Owens, 78, Neosho, died at 1:50 p.m. Sunday, June 29, 1997, at Freeman Neosho Hospital after an illness.

Mrs. Owens was born March 8, 1919, in Barry County and was a lifetime area resident. She had worked at Smith Manufacturing, Sale Hospital, Southwest Lime of Neosho, and was also a homemaker. She was a member of Highway 60 Church of Christ.

She married Jay K. Faules. He died June 29, 1957. She married Evrardcf B. Owens. He died Aug. 31, 1985.

Survivors include two sons, John Faules, Kansas City, Mo., and Jerry Faules, Neosho; four stepsons, Jerry Owens and Eddie Owens, both of Neosho, Herbert Owens, Harrisburg, and Roger Owens, Joplin; a sister, Lucille Helvy, Stark City; 19 step-grandchildren; and 13 step-great grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, with James Lankford officiating. Burial will be in Hazelgreen Cemetery, Boulder City. The casket will remain closed.

Pallbearers will be Lee Owens, David Owens, Michael Owens, Rick Scott, James Scott and Mark Scott.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

Stella Scearce

ANDERSON, Mo. — Stella Alice Scearce, 95, died at 10:21 p.m. Sunday, June 29, at Freeman Neosho Hospital, after a long illness.

Mrs. Scearce was born Aug. 18, 1901 at Nashville, Mo. She lived most of her life in the Anderson area. She was a homemaker and a member of Lanagan Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Pathfinders Club.

She married Bennie Oliver Scearce on Oct. 5, 1919, at Anderson. He died May 8, 1979.

Survivors include two sons; Oliver Richard Scearce, Fort Worth, Texas, and George Raymond Scearce, Anderson, three daughters; Doris Ellen Trosper, Anderson, Violet B. Bolie, Orange City, Iowa, and Alice Christine Barlow, Pleasant Valley, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m Thursday at Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson, with the Rev. Ned Sargent officiating.

Burial will be in Anderson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to Lanagan Baptist Church.

Bessie Smith

SENECA, Mo. — Bessie Smith, 90, died Monday afternoon, June 30, 1997, at a Seneca nursing home after a long illness.

Mrs. Smith was born Aug. 24, 1906, at Lake Creek, Okla. She had lived in Seneca the past two years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ, Sentinel, Okla.

Her husband, Grady Smith, died March 15, 1961.

Survivors include a daughter, La-Verne White, Seneca; a sister, Alice Maynard, Lake Forest, Calif.; four grandchildren; and two great-grand-children.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca.

Services are pending with McClure Funeral Home, Sentinel, Okla.

Golda Spicer

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Golda Elizabeth Spicer, 94, died at 5:52 p.m. Sunday, June 29, 1997, at a Carthage nursing home after a long illness.

Mrs. Spicer was born Aug. 14, 1902, at Paris, Ark. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Carthage. She had worked 20 years for the church as an educational secretary.

She married T.O. Spicer Sr., on Nov. 8, 1918, at Logan City, Ark. He died Sept. 17, 1990.

Survivors include a son, T.O. Spicer Jr., Carthage; and a grandchild.

Services will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Ulmer Funeral Home, Carthage, with the Rev. S. Ray Crews officiating. A second service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Roller-Cox Funeral Home, Paris. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Paris.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ulmer Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made to Spring River Baptist Assoc., Joplin.

Thelma Collier

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. — Thelma Earleen Collier, 69, Baxter Springs, died at 10:24 a.m. Sunday, June 29, 1997, at her home after a long illness.

Mrs. Collier was born March 12, 1928, at Riverton. She had lived in Baxter Springs for 43 years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Baxter Springs.

She married Wilbur E. "Bill" Collier on Dec. 29, 1945, at Kansas City, Kan. He died Aug. 12, 1983.

Survivors include a son, Rex Collier, Overland Park, Kan.; two daughters, Deborak K. Nowlin, Riverton, and Paula L. Collier, St. Charles, Mo.; three brothers, Doug Webster, Kansas City, Mo., Bill Webster, Versailles, Mo., and Paul Webster, Blue Springs; two sisters, Lou Anderson, Carthage, and Jonie Harrison, Osceola; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Derfelt's Baxter Chapel, Baxter Springs, with the Rev. Roger Noah officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, rural Columbus. The casket will remain closed.

Pallbearers are Ron Nowlin, Aaron Nowlin, Kyle Nowlin, Brendon Collier, Robbie Scott and Jason Gilstrap.

James Page

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. — James Robert Page, 80, Baxter Springs, died at 5:45 a.m. Monday, June 30, 1997, at his home after a short illness.

Mr. Page was born Oct. 8, 1916, at Baxter Springs and was a lifetime resident. He worked as parts manager from 1939 to 1954 for Price Motors, Baxter Springs. He owned and operated Bob Page Auto Supply, Baxter Springs, from 1954 until the present. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Baxter Springs, and a past member of the Baxter Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of the 32nd Degree Fort Scottish Rite, Fort Scott, past president of the Baxter Springs Chamber of Commerce, past member of the Baxter Springs Lions Club, and past officer of the Baxter Springs Little Leage.

He married Mary M. Ferguson on June 4, 1937, at Baxter Springs. She died Aug. 21, 1989.

Survivors include a son, Les Page, Baxter Springs; two sisters, Betty Kirk and Rosemary Wood, both of Tulsa, Okla; a stepsister, Norma Jean Burns, McAllen, Texas; and a grandchild.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Derfelt's Baxter Chapel, Baxter Springs. The Rev. Roger Noah will officiate. Burial will be in Baxter Cemetery, Baxter Springs.

Pallbearers will be Mack Weston, Dale Cottrell, Kim Shira, Rex Randall, Dusty Deringer and Chris Williamson.

The family will be at the home of Les and Debbie Page, 1909 Washington, Baxter Springs.

Bill Woods Jr.

OSWEGO, Kan. — Arthur William "Bill" Woods Jr., 54, Oswego, died at 10:20 p.m. Friday, June 27, 1997, at Labette County Medical Center, Parsons, after a long illness.

Mr. Woods was born Jan. 29, 1943, at Weir. He moved to Oswego about 12 years ago. He was a retired butcher. He was a volunteer fireman at Columbus and Cherryvale.

He married Jackie Clemensen on Dec. 18, 1976, at Neodesha. She survives.

Additional survivors include three sons, Jeff Woods and Scott Woods, both of Columbus, and Lance Linnebur, Tyro; a daughter, Sherry Hess, Columbus; his father, Arthur Woods Sr., Oswego; four sisters, Trudy High, Betty Singhearst, Mary Ann Kolb and Connie Hugh, all of Independence; and 16 grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oswego Cemetery. The Rev. Arthur Woods Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Oswego Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Thomas Funeral Home, Welch, Okla.

Twila Kirsch

MIAMI, Okla. — Twila Mae Kirsch, 71, rural Miami, died at 2 a.m. Monday, June 30, 1997, at a Miami nursing home after a long illness.

Mrs. Kirsch was born May 19, 1926, at New Castle, Pa. She moved to Miami from Gary, Ind., in 1973. She was a homemaker and a Nazarene.

She married Frank Kirsch on June 5, 1946, at New Castle. He died March 5, 1985.

She also was preceded in death by a son.

Survivors include a son, Tom Kirsch, Miami; and a brother, Glen Hedrick Jr., New Castle.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at GAR Cemetery, Miami.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Jim Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.

Jean Rowe

GROVE, Okla. — Margaret Jean Rowe, 70, Grove, died Sunday, June 29, 1997, at her home after a sudden illness.

Mrs. Rowe was born Oct. 29, 1926, at Round Mountain, Ala. She graduated from Pittsburg (Kan.) State University. She was an elementary school teacher, teaching at Diamond, Monark Springs, Granby, Stella and Rocky Comfort, all in Missouri. She moved to Grove in September 1994 from Stella. She was a member of Rocketdyne Road Church of Christ, Neosho, and a former member of the Stella Historical Society and Stella Senior Citizens.

She married Ivan Rowe on Feb. 2, 1946, at Cedar Town, Ga. He survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Bill Rowe, Joplin; three daughters, Carolyn Ellis and Sharon McBride, Wheaton, Mo., and Missy Boehnke, Salida, Co.; two brothers, Jack Bankson, Rome, Ga., and Ted Bankson, Summerville, Ga.; three sisters, Betty Cook, Lyerly, Ga., Mary Mackey, Summerville, Ga., and Dixie, whose last name is unavailable, Satellite Beach, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Rocketdyne Road Church of Christ, Neosho, with Troy Risley and John Brooks officiating. Burial will be in Hazelgreen Cemetery, Boulder City, Mo.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.

Emma Adams

Emma Louise Adams, 70, Joplin, died at 8 a.m. Monday, June 30, 1997, at a Joplin nursing home, where she had lived since Oct. 25,

1993. Mrs. Adams was born Oct. 30, 1926, in the state of Kansas. She formerly lived in Lanagan, Mo.

There are no immediate survivors.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Park Cemetery, Columbus. The Rev. Dennis Johnson will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction Murdock Funeral Home, Columbus, Kan.

Mary Klimpt

Mary Margaret Klimpt, 84, 2520 Wimer Court, died at 12:45 p.m. Monday, June 30, 1997, at Freeman Hospital West after being in ill health for several months.

Mrs. Klimpt was born April 3, 1913, at Lakenan, Mo. She was a Joplin resident for many years. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Joplin. She was a 1932 graduate of Joplin High School.

She married Frank Klimpt on April 14, 1936, at Joplin. He survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Richard F. Klimpt, Hoover, Ala.; two daughters, Carol Ann McKibben, Greensboro, N.C., and Margaret L. Jones, Birmingham, Ala.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church, with the Rev. Raymond Kunkel officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Joplin.

Pallbearers will be Albert Klimpt, Ernest Kunze, David Kunze, Mike McKibben, Chet Pawlus and Keith McKibben.

Prayer services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary.

Naydeen Mackinder

Graveside services for Naydeen Mackinder, 83, who died Monday, will be at 3 p.m. today at Osborne Memorial Cemetery, Joplin, with the Rev. Kyle Gardner officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.

Contributions may be made to Joplin Shrine Club Ladies, in care of the mortuary.

Thelma Forkner

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — Thelma J. "Nita" Forkner, 78, 305 Skinner Ave., died at 2:16 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after three weeks of ill health.

Mrs. Forkner was born Oct. 19, 1918, at Chicopee, Kan. She had lived in Carl Junction for 31 years. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Clarence Forkner; a son, Frank Werberger, stet Carl Junction; a daughter, Donna English, Joplin; a stepson, Jack Forkner, Joplin; a stepdaughter, Janie Miller, Joplin; six grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; six great-grand-children; and 10 great-step-grand-children.

The body will be cremated.

Private family memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Carl Junction United Methodist Church. The Rev. Bob Simon will officiate. Burial will be in Carl Junction Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home, Carl Junction.

Dorotha Hayworth

GRANBY, Mo. —Dorothastet L. Hayworth, 74, Kansas City, a Granby native, died at 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, 1997, at North Kansas City Hospital, after a long illness.

Mrs. Hayworth was born March 24, 1923, at Granby. She moved in 1950 to Kansas City, where she was a sales clerk for Western Auto Supply for 40 years. She retired in 1991.

She was a member of Southview Baptist Church, Raytown.

She married Hubert Hayworth on June 2, 1942. He survives.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Mary Lou Comer, Independence; a brother, Ralph Stussy,stet Neosho; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be today at Floral Hills Funeral Home, Kansas City.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Sweetwater Baptist Church, east of Neosho. The Rev. Todd Decker will officiate. Burial will be in Hazel Greenstet Cemetery, Boulder City.

Pallbearers will be Jim Stephenson,stet Bill Lewis, Jeff Vansickle, Kent Stephenson,stet Scott Wilson and Jack Comer.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Granby.

The family will be at the home of Maxine Stussy, 1501 Greenwood St., Neosho.

Phil Ledgerwood Sr.

CASSVILLE, Mo. — Phil Merlin Ledgerwood Sr., 76, Fayetteville, Ark., formerly of Cassville, died Tuesday, July 1, 1997, at his home after an illness.

Mr. Ledgerwood was born Jan. 18, 1921, at Oilton, Okla. He came to Southwest Missouri in 1937, when his family moved to Shell Knob and later to Cassville. He came to Fayetteville in 1963. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps. He received the President's Commendation while serving aboard the U.S.S. South Dakota. His last duty was at the U.S. Naval Hospital, Memphis, Tenn. He was a lifetime member of the Church of Christ. His membership in recent years was with the Center Street congregation in Fayetteville.

He married Lela Bowen on Jan. 10, 1943. She died in 1984. He then married Imogene Hilton. She survives.

Additional survivors include two sons, Phil Ledgerwood, Parkville, and Bill Ledgerwood, Springdale, Ark.; a stepdaughter, Georgia Caselman, Bella Vista, Ark.; two sisters, Geneva Clayton and Billie Ann Stephens, both of Cassville; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; four great-grand-children; and six step-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Center Street Church of Christ, Fayetteville, with Randall Caselman officiating. Graveside services will be at Horner Cemetery, Cassville, with Wayne Deffenbaugh officiating.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Moore's Chapel, Fayetteville.

Contributions may be made to Gospel Tracts International or the Washington Regional Medical Center Hospice Program, in care of the funeral home.

Cornelia Rutledge

NEVADA, Mo. — Cornelia Grace Rutledge, 92, formerly of Nevada, died at 9:50 a.m. Monday, June 30, 1997, at Bethany (Okla.) Hospital, where she had been a patient for two weeks. She had been in ill health for four years.

Mrs. Rutledge was born April 29, 1905, near Nevada. She graduated from Nevada schools and received a teaching certificate from the former Warrensburg State College. She graduated in 1966 from what now is Pittsburg (Kan.) State University. She taught in Nevada elementary schools before retiring in 1976. She moved in 1979 to Arma, Kan., then in 1996 to Oklahoma City, Okla. She was a member of First Christian Church, Nevada.

She married James Rutledge on April 21, 1929. He died Aug. 30, 1969.

Survivors include two daughters, Helen Normand, Arma, and Christine Smith, Oklahoma City; two sisters, Ruth Lowry, Moundville, and Virginia Reinhardt, Kansas City; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son.

The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Berea Cemetery, northeast of Nevada. The Rev. Phillip McClendon will officiate.

Contributions may be made to the James Rutledge Sarcoma Trust Fund, in care of the funeral home.

Jennie Springston

MONETT, Mo. — Jennie Esther Springston, 94, Odessa, formerly of Monett, died at 8:15 p.m. Sunday, June 29, 1997, at an Odessa nursing home after a long illness.

Mrs. Springston was born Sept. 30, 1902, at LaHarp, Kan. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church, Monett.

She married LeRoy Springston on April 28, 1921, at Iola, Kan. He died March 8, 1958.

Survivors include three sons, Robert Springston, Blue Springs, Ernest Springston, Monett, and Donald Springston, Higginsville; a daughter, Ruby Heeter, Grain Valley; a sister, Ina Trimble, Eugene, Ore.; 25 grandchild-ren; 57 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Monett, with the Rev. Grady Cockerham officiating. Burial will be in Monett IOOF Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett.

Mary Breeding

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. — Mary E. Breeding, 85, died at 11:45 p.m. Monday, June 30, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a long illness.

Mrs. Breeding was born Sept. 3, 1911, in the Brush Creek District, Cherokee County, Kan. She worked for many years as the head cook for USD #409, Riverton. She lived the past 3 years with her son and daughter-in-law in Baxter Springs. Prior to this, she lived in the Black Jack Community, Route 2, Galena, Kan., since 1941.

She was a member of First Christian Church, Galena. She was superintendent of the Junior Department and taught the Junior Sunday school class for many years at the church. She was also a member of Galena Women's Club.

She married Harry Myers on Feb. 21, 1931. He died July 11, 1949. She married Clifford Breeding on Jan. 9, 1954. He died May 28, 1986.

Survivors include a son, Bob Myers, Baxter Springs; a stepdaughter, Hazel Dowty, St. Louis; and two step-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Christian Church, Galena, with Paul Sims, minister, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Galena.

Pallbearers will be Bill Haner, Edwin Porter, Buddy Rogers, Norman Hayes, Joe West and Carlos Watkins.

The family will be at the home of the son, Route 1, Baxter Springs.

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

Contributions may be made to the First Christian Church building fund, in care of the funeral home.

Peggy Luther

MIAMI, Okla. — Peggy June Luther, 67, Clovis, N.M., a former Miami resident, died Monday, June 30, 1997, at Plains Regional Medical Center, Clovis, after an illness.

Mrs. Luther was born Oct. 28, 1929, at Miami. She was a 1951 graduate of Hillcrest Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Tulsa. She moved to Clovis in 1962. She was a registered nurse for 35 years at Clovis Memorial Hospital and Plains Regional Medical Center, both in Clovis. She was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.

She married William "Bill" Luther on Dec. 24, 1951, at Miami. He survives.

Additional survivors include two sons, Michael Luther, St. Louis, Mo., and Charles Luther, Clovis; a daughter, Janet Henki,stet Bartlesville; and a grandchild.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Muffleystet Funeral Home, Clovis. The Rev. Bill Sylskarstet will officiate. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City, Mo.

Contributions may be made to Plains Regional Medical Center Home Health Care, Clovis.


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