Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries

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Scott Bentlage

Scott E. Bentlage, 37, 213 N. Turk Ave., died at 3:32 a.m. Monday, July 7, 1997, at Mayes County Medical Center, Pryor, Okla., after

a sudden illness. Mr. Bentlage was born March 26, 1960, at San Antonio, Texas. He had lived in Joplin most of his life. He attended Joplin High School and the Vocational-Technical School at Afton, Okla. He was a graduate in electronics of the DeVry Institute at Kansas City.

He was a self-employed electronics technician and previously owned and operated Satellite City in Joplin. He was a member of Christ Church of Oronogo.

Survivors include his father, Charles Bentlage, Joplin; his mother, Clo Ann Bentlage, Pittsburg, Kan.; a brother, Steven A. Bentlage, Pittsburg; two sisters, Cheryl A. Bentlage, Lake St. Louis, and Sandra K. Bentlage, Seneca; and his maternal grandmother, Elvira Walker, Pittsburg.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary. David Patrick, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Osborne Memorial Cemetery.

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

Contributions may be made to the building fund of Christ Church of Oronogo, in care of the mortuary.

Jason Hailey

Jason Alexander Hailey, infant son of Ray Hailey and Laynette Stout, Overland Park, Kan., former Joplin-area residents, died at birth Friday, July 4, 1997, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Overland Park.

Additional survivors include paternal grandparents, Chip and Linda Hailey, Joplin, and Edna Stone, Anderson; and maternal grandparents, Bob and Judy Stout, West Fork, Ark.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Fairview Cemetery, Joplin. Chip Hailey, minister, will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.

Wilma Mitchell

Wilma M. Mitchell, 71, Joplin route 3, died at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 6, 1997, at her home after a sudden illness.

Mrs. Mitchell was born Dec. 16, 1925, in Marshall County, Iowa. She moved to Joplin in 1953 from the state of California. She was a parts manager for the former Frank Scott Chrysler and Plymouth in Joplin for 15 years.

She was a member of Electra Chapter No. 111, Order of the Eastern Star, Oronogo.

She married Merrill E. Mitchell on June 1, 1946, at Marshalltown, Iowa. He died July 15, 1986.

Survivors include three sons, Virgil R. Mitchell, Harlan L. Mitchell and Clair Mitchell, all of Joplin; a brother, Darwin Flathers, Oronogo; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-step-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary. The Rev. Boyce Mouton will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City.

Order of Eastern Star rites will be conducted by Electra Chapter No. 111.

Pallbearers will be Mike Mitchell, Tim Mitchell, Josh Mitchell, Charlie Mitchell, Chris Mitchell and Guy Hand.

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

Contributions may be made to Electra Chapter No. 11, Order of Eastern Star, in care of the mortuary.

Harold Russell

Harold L. Russell, 71, 2127 Grand Ave., died at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, July 6, 1997, at his home after seven months of ill health.

Mr. Russell was born Feb. 28, 1926, at Galena, Kan, He moved to Joplin 37 years ago from Galena. He worked for Eagle-Picher Industries in Galena for more than 40 years. He retired in 1988 as plant manager of the Galena plant.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, Galena, and was a Navy veteran of World War II.

He married Mary Miller on May 30, 1960, at Miami, Okla. She died Aug. 19, 1995.

Survivors include two sons, Leon Russell and Glenn Russell, both of Joplin; two daughters, Debbie Smith and Linda Russell, both of Joplin; a brother, Gene Russell, Galena; two sisters, Wilma Kent and Coleen Jarvis, both of Galena; 12 grandchild-ren; and one great-grandchild.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Osborne Memorial Cemetery, Joplin. The Rev. Raymond Kunkel will officiate.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary.

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

Contributions may be made to the St. John's Regional Medical Center hospice program.

Waltraut Allen

NEOSHO, Mo. —Waltraut Erika Allen, 73, Neosho, died at 6:26 a.m. Monday, July 7, 1997, at her home after a sudden illness.

Mrs. Allen was born March 21, 1924, at Bankenburg-Hartz, Germany. She moved to the Joplin area in 1960 from Germany. She had worked at FAG Bearings, Joplin, for about 10 years.

She married Ben Allen on Sept. 14, 1973, at Joplin. He survives.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Karen Dalitz, Berlin, Germany; and a brother, Gunther Dalitz, Frankfort, Germany.

The body has been cremated.

Graveside memorial services are pending with Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.

Clara Blair

JASPER, Mo. — Clara Lucille Blair, 77, Jasper, died at 11:40 a.m. Monday, July 7, 1997, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, after a long illness.

Mrs. Blair was born May 20, 1920, at Jerico Springs. She had lived in the Jasper area all her life. She worked at Judy's Truck Stop in Jasper and Big Smith Manufacturing Company, Carthage.

She was a member of the Jasper American Legion Auxiliary and Jasper Christian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Bailey, Carl Junction; a brother, Don Johnson, Carthage; three grandchild-ren; and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Greenlawn Cemetery, Jasper.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Weng Funeral Chapel, Jasper.

Ira Crabtree

BURGESS, Mo. — Ira Franklin Crabtree, 65, Burgess, died at 10:35 a.m. Monday, July 7, 1997, at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Pittsburg, Kan., after an illness.

Mr. Crabtree was born July 15, 1931, at Myrtle. He moved to Burgess eight years ago from Rockford, Ill. He worked for 26 years for the General Motors Corporation. He was a veteran of the Army.

He married Linda Stufflebean on March 28, 1980, in the state of Illinois. She survives.

Additional survivors include two sons, Jerry Scaggs, Nashville, Tenn., and Teddy Stufflebean, Burgess; four daughters, Jeanette Stufflebean, Sahuarita, Ariz., Sonya Gibson and Tara Agers, both of Burgess, and Debbie Crabtree, Rockford; his father, Vernlon Crabtree, Alton; several brothers and sisters, whose names and addresses are unavailable; and eight grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lake Cemetery, Lamar. Harold Stufflebean Sr. will officiate.

Military services will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3691, Lamar.

Pallbearers will be Teddy Stufflebean, Jack Agers, Robert Harris and Grady Robertson.

Arrangements are under the direction of Lohmeyer-Konantz Funeral Home, Lamar.

Jean Eakin

SHELL KNOB, Mo. — Jean Elaine Eakin, 77, Shell Knob, died at 11:35 p.m. Sunday, July 6, 1997, at her home after a long illness.

Mrs. Eakin was born Sept. 9, 1919, at Ethridge, Mont. She was a retired beautician and had worked for the Internal Revenue Service before moving to Shell Knob 19 years ago. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and the Solo's, both in Shell Knob.

She married Kenneth L. Eakin on Aug. 29, 1941, at Washington, D.C. He died March 3, 1984.

She also was preceded in death by a son.

Survivors include two sons, Kenneth James Eakin, Bartlett, Ill., and Mark Winden Eakin, Kansas City, Kan.; a daughter, Margaret Anne Orlawski, Acushnet, Mass.; a sister, Peggy Angstman, Havre, Mont.; six grandchildren; and two great-grand-children.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Williamson Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Elmer Schnelle, pastor, will officiate.

The body will be cremated after the services.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to Peace Lutheran Church or Hospice Care of Carroll Regional Medical Center, in care of the funeral home.

Rena Edwards

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Rena M. Edwards, 80, Tulsa, Okla., a former Carthage resident, died at 1:20 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 1997, at St. John's Hospital, Tulsa, after a short illness.

Mrs. Edwards was born Oct. 24, 1916, at Purdy. She moved to Carthage as a child. She later moved to Kansas City and to Tulsa several years ago. She was a registered nurse for 30 years. She had worked at St. Mary's Hospital, Kansas City, and later part-time at McCune-Brooks Hospital, Carthage. She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene, Carthage.

She married Willard J. Edwards on Dec. 1, 1937, at Olathe, Kan. He survives.

Additional survivors include a son, David Edwards, Amarillo, Texas.

Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Fullerton Cemetery, south of Carthage. The Rev. Joe Lee Tompkins will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon today at Knell Mortuary.

Leslie Flewelling

EL DORADO SPRINGS, Mo. — Leslie Arthur Flewelling, 77, El Dorado Springs, died Sunday, July 6, 1997, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, after a long illness.

Mr. Flewelling was born Oct. 5, 1919, at Worthing, Mich. He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II, during which he was held prisoner in Germany. He worked in Kansas City before retiring in 1982. He was a member of Lee's Summit Baptist Church.

He married Evelyn Geraldine Jones on Aug. 14, 1944, at Fort Scott, Kan. She survives.

Additional survivors include two sons, Gary Flewelling, Independence, and Ronald Flewelling, Excelsior Springs; three daughters, Rhonda Giesler, Olathe, Kan., Lylyan Lang, Kansas City, and Mary Flewelling, of the home; five brothers, Leland Flewelling, Charles Flewelling, Jim Flewelling and Tom Flewelling, all of Milo, and Richard "Dick" Flewelling, Deer Park, Texas; two sisters, Jean Norris, Winchester, Kan., and Ada Fisher, Pasadena, Texas; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several step-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. The Rev. Loren Fox will officiate. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Fort Scott.

Friends may call until service time at the funeral home.

LaVerne McCall

WEBB CITY, Mo. — LaVerne McCall, 76, formerly of Webb City, died at 3:05 a.m. Monday, July 7, 1997 at St. John's Medical Center in Joplin after a sudden heart attack.

Mrs. McCall was a homemaker and a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. in Springfield and Webb City. She was a 31-year resident of Springfield.

She married Virgil McCall on April 17, 1937, at Columbus, Kan. He survives.

Additional survivors include three sons, Carl McCall, Carthage, Charles McCall, Lampe, and Gary McCall Eastpoint, Mich.; a daughter, Barbara Hilf, Marietta, Ga.; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City. Burial will be in Webb City Cemetery.

Lillian Houts

CHETOPA, Kan. — Lillian Eliza Houts, 80, Chetopa, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, July 6, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., after a short illness.

Mrs. Houts was born May 10, 1917, at Douthett, Okla. She spent most of her life in Chetopa, except about 16 years she lived in Joplin. She owned and operated a Bartlett restaurant for several years. She also worked at the former Kansas Army Ammunition Plant, Parsons. He was a long-time member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Oswego.

She married James Davis in 1935 at Parsons. He died in 1958. She married Marion Houts at Miami, Okla. He died in 1987.

Survivors include two daughters, Alta "Tillie" Wolfe, Chetopa, and Alease Davis, Charlotte, N.C.; a sister, Alease Kingsland, Columbus, Ga.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Bethel Cemetery, Splitlog, Mo. The Rev. Jeff Martin will officiate.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at Thomas Funeral Home, Welch, Okla.

Harold Jones

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. — Harold Woodson Jones, 90, Baxter Springs route 2, died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 6, 1997, at his home after a long illness.

Mr. Jones was born Dec. 30, 1906, at Columbus. He moved to the Baxter Springs area in 1968 from Picher, Okla. He was a 1925 graduate of Columbus High School and received his masters degree from Pittsburg State University He was a school teacher and principal for 40 years before retiring. He last worked at the Picher-Cardin School for several years.

He was a member of Bethel Freewill Baptist Church, Picher.

Survivors include his wife, Dollie F. Jones; two sons, Ellis A. Jones, Picher, and Harold Edwin Jones, the state of California; a daughter, Darlene Forcum, Baxter Springs; a sister, Katherine Miller, Picher; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher. The Rev. Otho Boyd and the Rev. Robert Cody will officiate. Burial will be in Columbus City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Benny Miller, Julius Kline, Larry Cannon, Ryan Cannon, Gene Abernathy and Chris Zwahlen.

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

James Workman

PITTSBURG, Kan. — James F. Workman, 61, 603 N. Free Kings Highway, died Monday, July 7, 1997, at his home after an illness of many years.

Mr. Workman was born Jan. 20, 1936, at Pittsburg. He was a graduate of Pittsburg High School. He attended Pittsburg State University and received a master's degree in education. He was an elementary school teacher at Frontenac for 27 years, retiring in 1995.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church, the National Education Association, the Kansas National Education Association, the Frontenac Teachers Association, the Frontenac American Legion, the Pittsburg Repeater, Phi Delta Kappa, and the Classic Thunderbird Club International.

He married Jane Howell on Dec. 22, 1965, at Carthage, Mo. She survives.

Additional survivors include a son, James C. Workman, Pittsburg; a daughter, Janna Rakestraw, Pittsburg; his mother, Opal Krainz, Pittsburg; two sisters, Jean Stevens, Girard, and JoAnn Skelton, Beaverton, Ore.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Pittsburg. The Rev. Beverly Meadows will officiate. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery.

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

Joyce Douse

PICHER, Okla. — Joyce Faye Douse, 61, 801 S. Pearl St., died at 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 7, 1997, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, Mo., after a long illness.

Mrs. Douse was born Aug. 18, 1935, at Sulphur Springs, Texas. She moved to the Picher and Commerce areas in 1953 from the state of California. She was a former seamstress at the Don Humes Leather Company at Miami and also had worked at the King Louie Garment Factory, Baxter Springs, Kan.

She married Paul Douse on May 3, 1953, at Galena, Kan. He survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Danny Douse, Pryor; a daughter, Brenda Barlow, Picher; two stepdaughters, Paula Sue Douse, Phoenix, Ariz., and Diann Sershon, Mustang; three brothers, Gerald South, Independence, Mo., Derald South, Hays, Kan., and James South, Kansas City, Kan.; a sister, Loyce Folsom, Commerce; three grandchild-ren; and four step-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher. The Rev. Kenneth Thulin will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, northwest of Treece, Kan.

Pallbearers will be Floyd Dunning III, Jason Dunning, Victor L. Barlow, Norman Sills, Chad W. Grindle and Aaron Bachman.

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

James Netherton

JAY, Okla. — James Netherton, 79, Jay, died at 1:20 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 1997, at Grand Junction, Colo. after a long illness.

Mr. Netherton was born April 26, 1918, at Maysville, Ark. He was employed by Sinclair Oil Co. of Venezuela, and was superintendent of operations for ARCO Oil Co. He helped establish the Santa Barbara Community Church at Santa Barbara Camp, Punta De Mata, Venezuela. He was a pioneer employee at Prudhoe Bay Field, Alaska. He was a member of Monument Baptist Church, Grand Junction, Colo.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Walker; a son, David Larry Netherton, Virginia Beach, Va.; two daughters, Jane Ellen Netherton, Casper, Wyo., and Betsy Ruth Milan, Bernicia, Calif.; two brothers, Rex Netherton, Miami, Okla., and Joe Netherton, Richards, Mo.; two sisters, Alice Goddard, Hotchkiss, Colo., and Pat Palm, Albin, Wyo.; and a grandson.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Duffield Cemetery, Jay. The Rev. Audrey Thomas will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hinderliter-Woodard Funeral Service, Jay.

Contributions may be made to The Gideons International.

Glen Roblyer

MIAMI, Okla. — Glen Amuel Roblyer, 82, 502 B. St. N.W., died at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 1997, at his home of an illness.

Mr. Roblyer was born March 29, 1915, in Ottawa County, where he was a lifetime resident. He worked 22 years for B.F. Goodrich. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Miami.

He married Gladys May King on Aug. 30, 1941, at Columbus, Kan. She died Sept. 1, 1995.

Survivors include a son, Clayton Roblyer, Tulsa; two daughters, Carlene Kitchen, Miami, and Karen Eads, Neosho, Mo.; two brothers, Gerald Roblyer, Afton, and Orville Leroy Roblyer, Ponca City; five sisters, Maxine Laducke, Slater, Mo., and Lorene King, Alma Atkinson, Betty Bailey and Patty Turner, all of Miami; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami. The Rev. Ed McFall will officiate. Burial will be in Fairland (Okla.) Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons: Jeff Roblyer, Mike Eads, Kevin Eads, Craig Cantrell, Heath Ward and Dustin Witten.

Mildred Weston

QUAPAW, Okla. — Mildred Marie Weston, 81, 105 Whitebird, died at 1:33 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 1997, at Freeman Neosho (Mo.) Hospital. She was one of six injured people in a two-vehicle accident at 2:45 p.m. May 22 on U.S. 69, south of Picher, Okla.

Mrs. Weston was born Aug. 1, 1915, at Verona, Mo. She had lived 56 years at Quapaw, moving from Galena, Kan. She had worked as a secretary at General Power Spoon, Quapaw, and International Truck Sales, Miami.

She married Dillard Delmar Weston on Feb. 2, 1942, at Galena. He died May 2, 1992.

Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Lay, Neosho; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Pitcher. The Rev. Leslie Couch Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Lowell (Kan.) Cemetery.

Lester Dawson

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. — Lester J. Dawson, 78, Mount Vernon, died at 11:40 a.m. Monday, July 7, 1997, at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, after a long

illness. Mr. Dawson was born May 14, 1919, at Monett. He owned and operated an automotive garage, then did carpentry work before retiring in 1981. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, Aurora.

He married Louise Doss on Jan. 17, 1942, at Mount Vernon. She survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Duane Dawson, Houston, Texas; a daughter, Sharon Garner, Mount Vernon; two brothers, Ernest Dawson and John Dawson, both of Mount Vernon; three sisters, Blanche Garrison and Lucille Weaver, both of Mount Vernon, and Evalina Brown, Joplin; a grandchild and nine great-grand-children.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Fellowship Baptist Church, Aurora. The Rev. Lee Parsons will officiate. Burial will be in Campground Cemetery, east of Mount Vernon.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.

Contributions may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church or to the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home.

Laura Jones

NEVADA, Mo. — Laura M. Jones, 93, Nevada, died Tuesday morning, July 8, 1997, at her home after an illness.

Mrs. Jones was born June 3, 1904, at Mulberry, Kan. She moved to Nevada in 1968 from Kansas City. She was a 50-year member of Topaz Chapter No. 325, Order of the Eastern Star, Garland, Kan.

She married William A. Jones Sr. on July 8, 1922, at Girard, Kan. He died Aug. 14, 1988.

She also was preceded in death by a son and a daughter.

Survivors include five grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. John Nichols will officiate. Burial will be in Newton Burial Park, Nevada.

Friends may call until the service time at the funeral home.

Marvin Sage

NEOSHO, Mo. — Marvin W. Sage, 79, Neosho, died at 1:25 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 1997, at a Joplin nursing home after a short illness.

Mr. Sage was born June 18, 1918, at Oneida, Kan. He lived in Neosho most of his life. He was a Methodist.

Survivors include two sisters, Edith Oxford, Granby, and Geraldine McFall, Sabetha, Kan.

Graveside services will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at Howard Cemetery, Goodman. The Rev. Fred Franks will officiate.

Friends may call after 10 a.m. today at Woodard-Freund-Thompson Funeral Home, Neosho.

William Sneller

NEOSHO, Mo. — William "Bill" Sneller, 69, Fort Smith, Ark., died Monday, June 30, 1997, at his home after a long illness. His brother, Bob Sneller, lives in Neosho.

Mr. Sneller was born Sept. 16, 1927, at Arkansas City, Kan. He was a long-time employee of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, working as a contract engineer. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War.

Additional survivors include his wife, Jessie Sneller; a daughter, Schawn Goswick, Fort Smith; two sons, William A. Sneller III, Tulsa, Okla., and Bruce Sneller, Memphis, Tenn.; a sister, Shirley Sallee, Fort Smith; and eight grandchildren.

Services were July 2 at Fentress Mortuary, Fort Smith. Burial was in United States National Cemetery, Fort Smith.

Herald Burke

GROVE, Okla. — William "Herald" Burke, 85, Grove, died at 10:15 p.m. Sunday, July 6, 1997, at Wesley Hospital, Wichita, Kan., of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Mr. Burke was born Nov. 18, 1911, at Chelsea, Okla. He worked as a foreman for the Coleman Co., Wichita, until retiring in the early 1970s. He moved to the Grove area in 1974. He was a member of the Nazarene Church, Grove.

He married Opal Hamilton on Nov. 27, 1932, at Wichita. She died in 1994.

Survivors include a son, William Burke Jr., Wichita; two daughters, Bonnie Harrison, Grove, and Juanita Sharp, DeSoto, Texas; three brothers, Cleo Burke and Jerry Burke, both of Wichita, and Maurice Burke, Derby, Kan.; seven grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hinderliter-Woodard Funeral Service, Grove. Burial will be in Olympus Cemetery, Grove.

Michael Crites

CARDIN, Okla. — Michael Eugene Crites, 43, 301 Wade, died at 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a long illness.

Mr. Crites was born Oct. 15, 1953, at Miami, Okla. He was a lifetime Cardin area resident. He had worked for Bayliner, North Miami, for several years. He attended Harvest Time Church, Miami. He attended school in Picher and received his GED and then attended college for five years. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the artillery for nine months.

He married Candie Horn on Sept. 1, 1973, at Picher. She survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Jesse William Crites, of the home; a daughter, Michale Rayna Crites, Quapaw; his father, Jesse Crites, Miami; his mother, Jean Washburn, Cardin; two brothers, William Crites, Cardin, and Andrew Crites, North Miami; and four sisters, Barbara Searl, Tulsa, Susan Conway, state of Kansas, and Peggy Dollison and Terri Blackburn, both of Cardin.

Arrangements are pending with Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher.

Jordan Flynn

AFTON, Okla. — Jordan L. Flynn, 2, Afton, died at 5:04 p.m. Sunday, July 6, 1997, from injuries received in an automobile accident at I-44 and U.S. 71, south of Joplin, Mo.

She was born Feb. 26, 1995, at Bogalusa, La. She moved with her family to the Grove area in 1996.

Survivors include her parents, Richard and Michelle Flynn; a sister, Jasmine Flynn, of the home; maternal grandparents, Dale and Wanda Wagner, Grove; and paternal grandparents, Tony and Celestine Flynn, the state of Louisiana.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today at Buzzard Cemetery, Grove. The Rev. Ray Melugin will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hinderliter-Woodard Funeral Service, Grove.


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