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Bill Riese 

Services for William H. "Bill" Riese, 91, Joplin, who died at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 1997, will be at 2 p.m. today at Parker 

Mortuary. The Rev. Lowell Rossow will officiate. Burial will be in Osborne Memorial Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Andy Stump, Nathan Stump, Don Mosely, Earl Wade, Michael Watkins and Scott Watkins.

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

Mr. Riese was preceded in death by a daughter.

Survivors include a brother, Dell Riese, Alexandria, Va.

Waltraut Allen 

NEOSHO, Mo. Graveside memorial services for Waltraut Erika Allen, 73, who died July 7, 1997, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Osborne Memorial Cemetery, Joplin, with the Rev. Jerry Seigel officiating.

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

Odes Beard 

GREENFIELD, Mo. Odes Henry Beard, Greenfield, 64, died Tuesday, July 15, 1997, at a Greenfield nursing home.

Mr. Beard was born Nov. 6, 1932, at McAlester, Okla. He was a farmer and attended First Baptist Church, Greenfield. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include four sons, Mark Beard and Clay Beard, both of Golden City, Travis Beard, Lockwood, and Shelby Beard, Lamar; a daughter, Christeen Weisbach, Lockwood; and three grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, Greenfield, with the Rev. Bill Good officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Greenfield Funeral Chapel. 

Susie High 

NEVADA, Mo. Susie Mae High, 89, died at 8:48 a.m. July 16, 1997, at a Nevada nursing home after a brief illness.

Mrs. High was born May 1, 1908, at Grant City. She moved to Nevada in 1930.

She was a homemaker and member of Pine Street Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Howard Ronald High, Chicago, Ill.; and Maurice Allen High, Nevada; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son and a daughter.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Ferry Funeral Home. The Rev. Paul Patterson will officiate. Interment will follow at Moore Cemetery.

Friends may call from now until the hour of service at the funeral home. 

Beva Norwood 

NEVADA, Mo. Beva L. Norwood, 69, Nevada, died Wednesday afternoon, July 16, 1997, at his home after a sudden illness.

Mr. Norwood was born Oct. 15, 1927, at Sheldon. He was a lifetime Vernon County resident. He attended school in the Sheldon area. He was a truck driver his entire working life, and then retired to farming. He was a member of the Teamsters union.

He married Lorine "Rene" Dockery on Dec. 1, 1946, at Fort Scott, Kan. She survives.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Charlotte Reid, Sunrise Beach; two brothers, Hal Norwood, Wheeling, and Cecil Norwood, Sheldon; three sisters, Mildred Fowler, Sheldon, Betty Butler, Fort Worth, Texas, and Marjorie Darrah, Grove, Okla.; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with the Rev. Carl Craig officiating. Burial will be in Newton Burial Park.

Friends may call until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. 

Nadine Parks 

NEVADA, Mo. Nadine Parks, 65, Nevada, died at 4:10 p.m., Wednesday, July 16, 1997, at her home of natural causes.

Mrs. Parks was born Sept. 15, 1931, at Fulton, Ky.

She graduated from a St. Louis high school. She moved to Nevada in 1987.

She married Norman Parks on Sept. 21, 1956 at Hernando, Miss. He survives.

Survivors include her mother, Alice McCollum, Fairview Heights, Ill.; two sons, Maurice Summers, High Ridge, and Paul Parks, Joplin; a daughter, Linda Hendrix, Nevada; two sisters, Juanita Dedmon, Fairview Heights, Ill.; and Eula Harper, DeSoto; and eight grandchildren.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Ferry Funeral Home. Interment will follow in National Cemetery, Ft. Scott, Kan.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home chapel. 

Martha Raines 

NEOSHO, Mo. Martha Jane Raines, 87, Neosho, died at 2:18 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 1997, at a Neosho nursing home after an illness of several years. 

Mrs. Raines was born Aug. 14, 1909, at Beaver Springs, Ark. She was a longtime Neosho area resident and homemaker. She was a member of the Baptist church.

She married Milom Dewey "Slim" Raines. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include four sons, Bill Henry Raines, Kansas City, Mo., Albert Raines, Goodman, N. James Raines, state of Michigan, and John Raines, Neosho; five daughters, Della Connell, Seneca, Betty Ford, Smithville, Juanita Duncan, Goodman, Jane Barker, Neosho, and Pat Swartz, Emporia, Kan.; a brother and five sisters, names and addresses unavailable; 41 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three children.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, with the Rev. Sandy Shaw officiating. Burial will be in Howard Cemetery, Goodman.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 

Martha Smith 

ORONOGO, Mo. Martha E. Smith, 91, Oronogo, died at 4:35 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 1997, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, after an illness.

Mrs. Smith was born Aug. 9, 1905, at Warrenton, Va. She was an inspector for Elder Manufacturing, Webb City, retiring in 1968. She attended Pleasant Hill Methodist Church.

She married Ralph J. Smith on Feb. 23, 1924, at Oronogo. He died Nov. 3, 1983.

Survivors include a son, Milford L. Smith, Oronogo; six daughters, Pauline Shoemaker and Marietta Geiser, both of Oronogo, Nadine Page, Webb City, Thelma Marner, Meridian, Miss., Grace Kliever, Springfield, and Jewel Evers, Sheridan, Ore.; a half-brother, Earl Berkey, Mina, Ark.; three sisters, Esther Weaver, Goshen, Ind., Bertha Winger, Columbia, S. C., and Marietta Berker, Wooster, Ohio; two half-sisters, Berniece Reno and Ruby Reno, both of Acres, La., 30 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home, Webb City. Allen Brintnall, minister, and the Rev. Bob Simon will officiate. Burial will be in Weaver Cemetery, north of Webb City.

Grandsons will serve at pallbearers.

Contributions may be made to the Gideons. 

Dorothy Vohs 

NEVADA, Mo. Dorothy Vohs, 92, died at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 1997 at Nevada Regional Medical Center after a short illness..

Mrs. Vohs was born July 18, 1904, at St. Joseph. She had lived in Vernon County since she was 16 years old.

She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She was a 75-year member of the Ellis Domestic Science Club She worked for Bar-B-Q Cafe, Nevada; and was a dietary cook at Nevada State Hospital until retirement.

She married George Vohs in 1920 at Stockton. He preceded her in death.

She also was preceded in death by a son.

Survivors include a daughter, Virginia Lee Jenkins, Nevada; four grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 32 great-great grandchildren; and a great-great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Ferry Funeral Home. The Rev. Larry Cansler will officiate. Interment will follow in El Dorado Springs City Cemetery.

Friends may call now until the hour of the service at the funeral home chapel.

Contributions may be made to the Seventh Day Adventist Church. 

Helen Best 

McCUNE, Kan. Helen Walker Best, Creston, Iowa, formerly of McCune, died at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., after an illness.

Mrs. Best was born June 28, 1918 at Sherman, where she grew up and attended school. She lived most of her life in the McCune and Sherman areas. She had lived the past two years with her daughter in Iowa.

She married Richard Best on May 24, 1936, at Scammon. He died on May 16, 1977.

Survivors include a son, Richard Best, Red Oak, Iowa; two daughters, Shirley Louise Busse, Buena Vista, Colo., and Jennie Carole Lowenberg, Creston, Iowa; three sisters, Bertha Mae Allen, McCune, Mary Louise Bradfield, Parsons, and Margaret Woods, Crestline; four brothers, Jim Walker, Oswego, Paul Walker, McCune, Bob Walker, Columbus, and Dempsey Walker, Independence; three grandchildren; and eight great-grand-children.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sherman Cemetery, Sherman, with the Rev. Paul Duncan officiating.

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

Gordalee Brumley 

YALE, Okla. Gordalee Delores "Corkie" Brumley, 60, Yale, died at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 1997, at Stillwater Medical Center, Stillwater, after an illness.

Mrs. Brumley was born Dec. 24, 1936, at Shamrock, Okla. She had lived in Yale since 1983, moving from Owasso. She graduated high school at McPherson, Kan., in 1954. She received her elementary education degree from McPherson College. She also completed several hours of post-graduate work at Oklahoma State University. She taught school at Trinity Baptist School, Stillwater, and was teaching in the Yale Public School System at the time of her death. She was a member of Council Valley Baptist Church, Yale.

She married Guy Brumley on March 9, 1958, at McPherson. He survives.

Additional survivors include a son, David Dale Brumley, Oklahoma City; a daughter, Susan Rene Brumley, Yale; a brother, Gaylord Roseborough, Mc-Pherson; and three grandchildren.

Services are pending with Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami. 

Beulah Klotz 

GROVE, Okla. Beulah M. Klotz, 95, died at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, July 17, 1997, at a Grove nursing home after a long illness.

Mrs. Klotz was born July 3, 1902, at Cottonwood Falls, Kan. She attended Baker University, and was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority. She taught elementary school at Clements and Mayfield Green, Kan. She was a Girl Scout commissioner two years and a member of several groups, such as the Cultural Study Club; Arts Group; American Association of University Women, president of Matinee Musical Club; president of the Women's Society of the First Methodist Church; and a charter member of Chapter EZ of P.E.O. Sisterhood.

She married Victor Klotz on Aug. 11, 1924 at El Dorado, Kan. He preceded her in death.

She moved to the Grove area in 1967 from Coffeyville, Kan.

Survivors include a son, Victor Klotz Jr., Salina, Kan.; a daughter, Winona Townsend, Overland Park, Kan.; and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Hinderliter-Woodard Funeral Service in Grove, Okla. The Rev. Nicky Blackford will officiate. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville, Kan.

Contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, or the Victor Klotz Memorial at Coffeyville Community College. 

Mary Berry 

Mary L. Vandever Berry, 88, 3431 E. 10th St., died at 12:35 p.m. Friday, July 18, 1997, at a local nursing home after an illness of several months.

Mrs. Berry was born March 26, 1909, in Joplin and was a lifetime resident. She was a secretary in the credit department of the former Meeker Leather Company. She was a member of the United Methodist Church.

She married Thomas E. Berry on June 1, 1936, in Joplin. He died Nov. 5, 1971.

Survivors include a sister, Jane V. Johnson, Joplin.

The body will be cremated. No services are planned.

Arrangements are under the direction of Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary. 

James Haddock 

NEOSHO, Mo. James L. Haddock Jr., 78, 429 S. Valley St., died at 10:45 a.m. Friday, July 18, 1997, at his home after a short illness.

Mr. Haddock was born Feb. 13, 1919, in Cassville. He moved to Neosho in 1926 from Cassville. He graduated from Neosho High School in 1937 and attended Drury College in Springfield.

He was a Neosho postal clerk in 1942, returning to that position after he served in the Pacific during World War II. He was an abstractor for Fidelity Abstract from 1947 to 1957. He owned and operated Haddock Insurance Agency from 1957 until his retirement. He also was a real estate agent and state certified realty appraiser and past president of the Southwest Missouri Board of Realtors.

He was a member and certified lay speaker of the United Methodist Church of Neosho. He was a former commander of Veteran of Foreign Wars Post No. 4142. He was a former president of the Chamber of Commerce and a former president of the Rotary Club. He was a past president and 45-year member of the Rotary Club. He was past president of the Neosho Development Company and the Neosho Housing Authority. He served as Newton County coroner from 1961 to 1968, served on the Neosho City Council from 1955 to 1958, was mayor of Neosho from 1955 to 1956, and was a past member of the Red Cross Board.

He married Fredine Tarvin on Jan. 28, 1941, at Neosho. She survives.

Survivors include three daughters, Deanna Swift, Neosho, Mary Lynn Rantz, Bellevue, Wash., and Joyce Hollmann, Huntsville; one son, Eric Haddock, Neosho; one brother, Austin Haddock, Carson City, Nev.; two sisters, Alice Daughtery, Neosho, and Edna Henke, Neosho; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 9 a.m. Monday at IOOF Cemetery, Neosho.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church of Neosho. The Rev. J.C. Harp will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Klepinger, Dr. Harold Lentz, Dr. Roy Shaver, Hale McGinty, Bill Mildren, Kenneth Edson and Dr. Roy Kenney.

The Friendship Sunday School Class will be seated as a group.

The body will lie in state after 9 a.m. today and after noon Sunday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church of Neosho, in care of the funeral home. 

Ward Hood 

CARTHAGE, Mo. E. Ward Hood, 86, 913 W. Mound St., died at 3 a.m. Friday, July 18, 1997, at McCune-Brooks Hospital after an illness.

Mr. Hood was born Dec. 29, 1910, at Cassville. He moved from Southwest Missouri to Utah in 1934 and worked in construction. He owned and operated a motel in Big Water, Utah. He returned to Carthage in 1988.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Carthage, and the IOOF Lodge at Beaver, Utah.

He married Linnea Twitchell on Sept. 5, 1936, at Beaver. She preceded him in death.

Survivors include two daughters, Carol Coombs, Monroe, Utah, and Dyann Nance, Page, Ariz.; a half brother, Louie Patton, Carthage; three half sisters, Cupy Clayton and Frances Russow, both of Carthage, and Ruth Chastain, Mount Vernon; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services and burial will be held in Beaver, Utah.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Knell Mortuary, Carthage. 

Kenneth Howes 

NEOSHO, Mo. Kenneth Vernon Howes, 75, Neosho, died Thursday, July 17, 1997, at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Fayetteville, Ark., after a short illness.

Mr. Howes was born Nov. 23, 1921, in McDonald County. He was a lifelong resident of the Newton County and Neosho area. He was a self-employed salesman.

He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his daughter, Kendace Madsen, Overland Park, Kan.; three sisters, Janice Abbot, Grove, Okla., Pauline Franklin, state of Arizona, and Leta La Voie, Granby; and two grandchildren.

A son preceded him in death.

Arrangements are pending with Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. 

Willis Rogers 

CARTHAGE, Mo. Willis H. Rogers, 82, 1129 S. Main St., died at 1:10 a.m. Friday, July 18, 1997, at McCune Brooks Hospital after an illness.

Mr. Rogers was born Oct. 29, 1914, at Grand Rapids, Mich. He had worked as an auto mechanic in River Falls, Wis., where he lived from 1945 to 1995 before moving to Carthage.

He was a member of Rush River Lutheran Church, River Falls. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

He married Ann Engbers on Dec. 31, 1945, at River Falls. She died Dec. 25, 1982.

Survivors include two sons, Randy Rogers, Carthage, and Rodney Rogers, Sulphur Springs, Ark.; a brother, Donald Rogers, New Calidonia, Wis.; and two grandchildren.

Services and burial will be at River Falls.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Knell Mortuary, Carthage. 

Margaret Tartar 

MILLER, Mo. Margaret Josephine Tartar, 83, Miller, died at 1:20 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 1997, at a Springfield nursing home after a long illness.

Ms. Tartar was born Jan. 23, 1914, near Miller. She lived her entire life in the Lawrence County area. She was a retired school teacher and taught for 35 years.

She was a member of Round Grove Baptist Church. She served as caretaker of Goss Cemetery.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Round Grove Baptist Church. The Rev. Bob Holman will officiate. Burial will be in Goss Cemetery, Miller.

Friends may call after 9 a.m. today at Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made to Goss Cemetery. 

Clarence Hall 

GALENA, Kan. Clarence Benjamin Hall, 82, 115 E. Eighth St., died at 1:45 p.m. Friday, July 18, 1997, at his home after a long illness.

Mr. Hall was born May 30, 1915, at Willow Springs, Mo. He lived in Galena most of his life. He owned and operated a taxi cab service in Galena before being employed by McPherson Pest Control, Joplin, Mo. He later began Hall's Pest Control in Galena, which he operated until retiring in 1978.

He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, Galena, where he served as commander in 1983. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a military policeman.

He married Frances Shultz on April 2, 1949, at Bentonville, Ark. She survives.

Additional survivors include three daughters, Marcia stet Abbott, Joplin, Mary Moore, Claremore, Okla., and Diana Morrill, Galena; a sister, Ollie Skinner, Raytown, Mo.; a half sister, Patsy Bryant, Riverton; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena. The Rev. Jeff Martin, the Rev. Max Bishop and Roy Derfelt will officiate. Burial will be in Hill Crest stet Cemetery, Galena.

Grandchildren serving as pallbearers will be C.J. Hall, Buffi stet Morrill, Melisa stet Conner, Will Abbott, Floyd Moore and Jason Moore.

Military graveside services will be conducted by the Northeast Oklahoma Veterans Funeral Detail. 

Brian Lovelady 

GROVE, Okla. Brian Dean Lovelady, 25, Grove, died at 7:07 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 1997, at Grove General Hospital from injuries received in an automobile accident on July 7 near the Dodge community, east of Grove.

Mr. Lovelady was born Dec. 16, 1971, in Grove. He was a lifetime area resident. He was an electrician for Lovelady Electric in Grove. He was a member of the Cornerstone Church in Grove.

He married Tonya Wynn on Jan. 19, 1990, in Grove. She survives.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Jessica Lovelady, of the home; a son, Jacob Lovelady, of the home; his parents, Charles and Connie Lovelady, Grove; a brother, Steve Lovelady, Grove; a sister, Rhonda Alfaro, stet Grove; and his grandfather, William A. Hobaugh, stet Grove.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Cornerstone Church, Grove. The Rev. Bill Lay will officiate. Burial will be in Olympus Cemetery, Grove.

Pallbearers will be B.J. Bowles, Russell Glenn, Sean Loomis, Chris Angel, Steve Evinger and Ronald Fielding.

The family will be at the home of Steve Lovelady, at the end of Lake Road 6 East, south of Honey Creek Bridge on Highway 59.

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


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