Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries

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Loree Collins

Loree Collins, 70, 2108 Iron Gates Road, died at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 1997, at a local nursing home

after a long illness. Mrs. Collins was born May 28, 1927; at Snyder, Okla. She was raised in Neosho and moved to Joplin in 1947. She owned a furniture store.

She attended McKinley Avenue Baptist Church.

She married Paul Collins on May 21, 1949, at Bentonville, Ark. He survives.

Other survivors include a son, Terry Collins, Joplin; two daughters, Donna Wilson, Joplin, and Carol Wintgens, Tipton Ford; a sister, Velva Verrey, Joplin; and eight grandchildren.

The body has been cremated. No services are planned.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary.

George Boothe

MT. VERNON, Mo. — George M. Boothe, 76, died at 10:58 a.m., Sunday, July 21, 1997, at a Mount Vernon nursing home after a long illness.

Mr. Boothe was born Dec. 5, 1921, at Belzoni, Miss.

He was a Navy veteran, serving in World War II. He then worked as a security guard in Philadelphia, Penn.

Survivors include a sister, Minnie Louden, Carthage.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Park Cemetery, Carthage.

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

The body may be viewed after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Sharon Carlisle

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Sharon Belinda Bentley Carlisle, 33, Hudson, N.C., died Saturday morning, July 19, 1997, at Grace Hospital, Morganton,stet N.C., from injuries received in an automobile accident. Her brother, Dell Bentley, lives in Carthage.

Mrs. Carlisle was born June 1, 1964, in Caldwell County, N.C. She had worked in the machine room for Heredonstet Furniture, Morganton.

Additional survivors include her husband, James F. Carlisle; a son, Douglas Shawn Carlisle, of the home; a daughter, Ashley Brooke Carlisle, of the home; her mother, Heather Lindsay, Hudson; her father, James Carlisle, Hudson; another brother, DeWaynestet Bentley, Hudson; and paternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Addie and Clifford Austin, Lenoir, N.C.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pendry's Lenoir Funeral Home, Lenoir, N.C. The Rev. Sam Craven, the Rev. John Smiley and the Rev. Fred Carlisle will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Lenoir.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Harold Jones

MILLER, Mo. — Harold Lee Jones, 64, Miller, died at 2:14 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 1997, at a Springfield nursing home after a long illness.

Mr. Jones was born Aug. 13, 1932, at Everton. He was a lifelong area resident.

He was a retired typesetter for the Miller Press. He was a member of Greenfield Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Dale Jones, Mount Vernon, and Dean Jones, Miller; two brothers, Bob Jones and Paul Jones, both of Miller; a sister, Ernestine Rodgers, Nevada; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home, Miller. The Rev. Bob Holman and Jim Hannebohn will officiate. Burial will be in Pennsboro Cemetery.

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

Contributions may be made to Pennsboro Cemetery.

John Long Jr.

NEVADA, Mo. — John Leonard Long Jr., 73, Nevada, died at 4:45 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 1997, at Nevada Regional Medical Center after a long illness.

Mr. Long was born May 18, 1924, at Gentryville. He moved to Vernon County in 1973, where he spent the rest of his life.

He was a mechanic and a carpenter.

He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in Europe.

He was a member of the Christian Church. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, all of Nevada, and the Montevallo Masonic Lodge.

He married Rosealie McNeese on May 20, 1951, at St. Joseph. She died on Aug. 7, 1972. He married Jewel V. Null on March 10, 1973, in Vernon County. She survives.

Other survivors include four sons, Johnnie D. Long, Columbus, Ga., Ronnie G. Long, Independence, Kan., Rex L. Long, Walker, and Hayden J. Long, Nevada; three daughters, Lisa Aleca Rodgers, Republic, Lennie Stirewalt, Oronogo, and Lillian Long, Walker; three stepsons, Delbert Fleming, Wichita, Kan., and Jerry Fleming and Randy Fleming, both of Nevada, 21 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; eight great-grand-children; and three step-great-grand-children.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with the Rev. Loren Fox officiating. Masonic services will follow immediately at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pennsboro Cemetery, Pennsboro.

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

Henry Loucks

CASSVILLE, Mo. — Henry R. Loucks, 61, Cassville, died at 5:52 a.m. Monday, July 21, 1997, at Barry County Hospital, Cassville, after a long illness.

Mr. Loucks was born June 7, 1936, at Ripley, N.Y. and moved to this area 15 years ago.

He was a retired truck driver and a member of Seed-Faith-Tabernacle Church.

He married Bettie C. Smythe on Aug. 18, 1987, at Miami, Okla. She survives.

Additional survivors include three sons, Edward Loucks, Aurora; Henry R. Loucks Jr., Rushville, Okla., and Greg Loucks, Buffalo, N.Y.; two daughters, Terri DeLoe and Marina Golubsky, both of Ripley, N.Y.; three stepsons, Terry Stout, Moscow, Mo.; David Stout, Cameron, and Danny Stout, Springfield; three stepdaughters, Terri Stout and Barbara Ann Mee, both of Mount Vernon, and Sharon Kay Sauders, Joplin; four sisters, Gertrude Loucks, Patty Chante, Florence Williams and Agnes Nichols, all of Ripley, N.Y.; six grandchildren; and 11 step-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, with the Rev. Leslie Paul officiating. Interment will be in Maple Park Cemetery.

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

Dorothy Pieschel

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Dorothy Louise Pieschel, 70, Carthage, died at 7:23 a.m. on Sunday, July 20, 1997, at St. Johns Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a short illness.

Mrs. Pieschel was born Feb. 13, 1927, at St. Louis. She recently returned to Carthage from Fayetteville, Tenn. She was a homemaker, a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Carthage, and a member of the Ladies Guild of St. John's Catholic Church in Fayetteville, Tenn.

She married William E. Pieschel on June 22, 1946, at Festus, Mo. He died Dec. 13, 1991.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Pieschel, Fayetteville, Tenn., and Gary Pieschel, Carthage; a daughter, Karen Wells, Petersburg, Tenn.; a sister, Emma LaGrande, Cahokia, Ill.; and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. today at Ulmer Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Robert Wells, Billy Wells, Gary Pieschel, Jr., Jim Ferguson, Terry LeGrande and Anthony Clark.

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

Irene Schmoranz

SHELDON, Mo. — Irene M. Fields Schmoranz, 71, Sheldon, died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, July 20, 1997, at her home after a short illness.

Mrs. Schmoranz was born April 16, 1926, at Marshalltown, Iowa.

She was a housekeeper at Cottey College, Nevada, for nine years, retiring in 1988.

She was a member of First Christian Church, Sheldon.

She married Harold Junior Schmoranz on March 24, 1946, at Marshalltown. He survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Nick Schmoranz and Rodney Schmoranz, both of Lamar, and David Schmoranz, Lockwood; five daughters, Lleona Carpenter, Redondo Beach, Calif., Linda Burrell, Cumming, Ga., Nancy McElroy, Soquel, Calif., Rebecca Scholes, Mindenmines, and Ramona Smith, Lamar; a brother, Delbert Fields, Clinton, Ill.; four sisters, Jennie Rhodes and Margie Hoffman, both of Sheldon, Betty Smith, Las Vegas, Nev., and Sherry Gremmell, Lexington; 16 grandchildren; two great-grand-children; two step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Beeny-Ferry Funeral Home, Sheldon, with the Rev. Ed Bayless officiating. Burial will be in Tolson Cemetery, Sheldon.

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

Contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Kansas or First Christian Church, Sheldon.

Kelli Stone

SENECA, Mo. — Kelli Michelle Stone, 18, rural Seneca, died at 6:10 a.m. Monday, July 21, 1997, from injuries received in an automobile accident on Old Highway 60, three miles east of Seneca.

Miss Stone was born Dec. 4, 1978, at Joplin. She was a lifetime resident of the Seneca area. She was a 1997 graduate of Seneca High School, where she was a member of the Seneca High School Band, Flag Team, Art Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Future Business Leaders of America, Future Homemakers of America, Future Teachers of America, Students Against Drunk Driving and the Science Club. She was a member of Racine Christian Church.

She had completed her first responders class with the Newton County Ambulance Service.

Survivors include her parents, George and Barbara Stone, of the home; three sisters, Julie Calton and Pam Golden, both of Seneca, and Peggy Clouse, Diamond; three brothers, Doug Stone, Wichita, Kan., Todd Stone, Joplin, and Brian Stone, Seneca; paternal grandmother, Cenastet Stone, Dyersburg, Tenn.; and maternal grand-mother, Fern Cochran, Joplin.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Racine Christian Church. Gerald Griffin, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Price Cemetery, Goodman.

Pallbearers will be members of the Newton County Ambulance Department.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Campbell-Biddle-come Funeral Home, Seneca.

Contributions may be made to Racine Christian Church.

Robert Troxel

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. — Robert Duane Troxel, 74, Mount Vernon, died at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 1997, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after an illness.

Mr. Troxel was born Oct. 20, 1922, at Tipton.

He was a farmer and a retired state employee.

He was an Army veteran of World War II.

He married Evelyn Troxel on Nov. 25, 1950, in the state of Arkansas. She died Jan. 24, 1997.

Survivors include a daughter, Judith Elaine Tracy, Monett; and two grandchildren.

Services were Saturday at First Baptist Church of Mount Vernon, with the Rev. Willard Ben Brook officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Springfield.

Arrangements were under the direction of Greenlawn South Funeral Home, Springfield.

Louis Witte

IRWIN, Mo. — Louis Lee Witte, 79, 580 N.E. Fourth Lane, died at 9:45 a.m. Monday, July 21, 1997, at Barton County Memorial Hospital, Lamar, after a long illness.

Mr. Witte was born July 5, 1918, at Raytown. He moved to Barton County in 1977. He was a retired heavy equipment operator.

He was a Methodist and a member of the American Legion in Nevada. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II.

He married Hazel Johnson on July 3, 1956, at Reno, Nev. She survives.

Additional survivors include two sons, Loyal Jacobson, Blue Springs, and William James Gaffey, Lamar; a daughter, Connie Lee Butler, Karney; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City. The Rev. Rex Heavinstet will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Bill Griffith, Robert Rushing, Jerry Hagen, Jerry Day and Rod Rigsby. just 5

Arrangements are under the direction of Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar.

Billy Ryan

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. — Billy Rex Ryan, 64, 304 E. 17th Street, died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 1997, at Freeman Hospital, Joplin, after a sudden illness.

Mr. Ryan was born Aug. 29, 1932, at Galena, Kan., and was a lifelong area resident.

He moved to Baxter Springs from Lowell, in 1988. He worked for Vickers, Inc. of Joplin for 32 years until the plant closed in 1987. He retired from the Riverton School District in 1996. He also served in the U.S. Army.

He married Betty Ping on April 14, 1972, at Miami, Okla. She survives.

Other survivors include six sons, Kevin Ryan, Galena, Billy Ryan, Jr., Michael Ryan and Keith Ryan, all of Joplin, Steve Qualls, Paola, and Larry Qualls, Baxter Springs; two daughters, Schandera White, Joplin, and Susan Weaver, Saginaw, Mo.; a sister, Gay Phipps, Joplin, and eleven grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. at Hill Crest Cemetery, Galena. The Rev. Geoff Buffalo will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Derfelt's Baxter Chapel.

Sons will serve as pallbearers.

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

Lyle Hurst

QUAPAW, Okla. — Lyle L. Hurst, 60, 6251 S. 630 Road, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday, July 21, 1997, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, Mo., after a sudden illness. heart attack

Mr. Hurst was born June 5, 1937, at Port Orford,stet Ore. He moved to Quapaw 10 years ago from Miami. He served in the U.S. Navy for 30 years, retiring in 1987. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars at Miami.

He married Roberta Boyd on Aug. 7, 1964, at Palo Alto,stet Calif. She survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Jeff Hurst, Quapaw; four daughters, Denise Burns and Alice Hurst, both of Quapaw, Jacquiestet Frieisenhain,stet Oklahoma City, and Kim Hager,stet Ponca City; three brothers, Sam Hurst and Floyd Hurst, both of Myrtle Point, Ore., and Joe Pitt,stet Requa,stet Calif.; four sisters, Loannstet Adamson, Martinez, Calif., Gloria Brown, Crescent City, Calif., Glenna Lambright,stet Fostoria,stet Ohio, and Donna Hill, the state of Pennsylvania; and 10 grandchildren.

Arrangements are pending with Paul-Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.

Patricia Burgi

Patricia Lahar Cooper Burgi, 64, Branson, a former Joplin resident, died at 2:45 p.m. Monday, July 21, 1997, at her home after two years

of ill health. Mrs. Burgi was born July 21, 1933, at Boonville. She was accounting manager for the Charley Pride Theater in Branson at the time of her illness. She formerly served as office manager for various automobile dealers. She was a member of the Methodist church.

Survivors include a son, Ric L. Cooper, Branson; two daughters, Vickie Case and Robin Sauls, Branson; a sister, Dawn Stith, Springfield; a half brother, Harold Lahar, Dallas, Texas; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield. The Rev. David Smith will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home, Branson.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of St. John's, Springfield.

Charles Cochran

NEVADA, Mo. — Charles Leslie Cochran, 98, Nevada, died at 5 p.m. Monday, July 21, 1997, at Nevada Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.

Mr. Cochran was born Jan. 22, 1899, in Dederick. He was a lifelong resident of Vernon and Barton counties and had also lived in Walker and Stockton.

He was a farmer until his retirement in 1979.

He was a member of First Christian Church, Lamar.

He married Emma Eugenia Archer on Dec. 20, 1919, at Nevada. She died on Nov. 5, 1979.

Survivors include three daughters, Ellen L. May Lawson, Walker, Joan L. Cass Antle, Sheldon, and Mary E. Evans, Lamar; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with the Rev. Jack Daniels officiating. Burial will be in Green Mound Cemetery, Harwood.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and friends may call until the hour of the service.

Anthony Evans

AURORA, Mo. — Anthony Thomas Evans, 33, Aurora, died Monday afternoon, July 21, 1997, from injuries received in an automobile accident on VV Highway south of Aurora.

Mr. Evans was born July 15, 1964, at Aurora and was a lifetime area resident. He was a carpenter.

Survivors include two daughters, Ashton Kate and Tia Marie, whose last names and addresses were unavailable; his parents, Tom and Rayma Evans, Aurora; a brother, Roy Evans, Aurora; two sisters, Peggy Williams and Carla Hedrick, both of Aurora; paternal grandmother, Mae Evans, Aurora; and maternal grandparents, June Foust, Mount Vernon, and Leroy Foust, Ash Grove.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Peterson Funeral Home, Aurora. The Rev. Bob Boswell will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora.

Shirley Hewitt

PURDY, Mo. —Shirley Ann Hewitt, 61, Purdy, died at 8 a.m. Sunday, July 20, 1997, at her home after a long illness.

Ms. Hewitt was born Aug. 1, 1935, at Lancaster, Pa. She was a nurse at Burdett-Tomlin Hospital, Cape May Court House, N.J., for many years. She moved to Purdy after retiring in 1996.

Survivors include three sons, Robert Hewitt, Los Angeles, Calif., Joseph Hewitt, Millville, N.J., and James Hewitt, Bridgeton, N.J.; two daughters, Brenda Wells, Vineland, N.J., and Debby Cain, Wheaton; three sisters, Lillian Foster, Margie Gosser and Barbara Handby, all of the state of New Jersey; and several grandchildren.

Arrangements are pending with Williamson Funeral Home, Cassville.

Geraldine Kew

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Geraldine Frances Kew, 70, Carthage, died at 4 p.m. Monday, July 21, 1997, at a Carthage nursing home after a long illness.

Mrs. Kew was born July 9, 1927, at Baldwinsville, N.Y. She moved to Carthage eight years ago from Joplin. She was a homemaker.

She married Robert P. Kew on March 15, 1947, at Baldwinsville. He died Feb. 23, 1981.

Survivors include a son, Michael Kew, Carthage; two daughters, Robin Morris and Etta Pierson, both of Carthage; a sister, Ida Baker, the state of California; and seven grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb city. Doug Burwick will officiate.

Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. today at Ulmer Funeral Home, Carthage.

Contributions may be made to Heartline Hospice, in care of the funeral home.

Ollie Mathis

NEOSHO, Mo. — Ollie Blanche Cooper Mathis, 94, Neosho, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 21, 1997, at a Neosho nursing home after a long illness.

Mrs. Mathis was born Jan. 10, 1903, at Newburg, Ark. She moved to Southwest Missouri in 1926, then moved to Florida, returning to Neosho in 1992.

She was a homemaker and a member of Hickory Hammock Baptist Church, Milton, Fla.

She married Choice Mathis in 1928. He died on May 15, 1991.

Four children also preceded her in death.

Survivors include a sister, Loyce Hively, Neosho; a grandchild and a great-grandchild.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. Phillip McClendon will officiate.

Burial will be Monday in Hickory Hammock Baptist Cemetery.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Clark Funeral Home.

Patrica Smith

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. — Patrica Smith, 84, Mount Vernon, died at 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 1997, at the Missouri Rehabilitation Center, Mount Vernon, after a long illness.

Mrs. Smith was born July 8, 1913, at Joplin. She had lived in Mount Vernon since 1935.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of First Christian Church, Mount Vernon.

She married Joseph Smith on Oct. 23, 1949, at Mount Vernon. He survives.

Other survivors include a son, Charles J. Smith, Chatham, N.J.; a daughter, Joan Lambeth, Oklahoma City, Okla.; a sister, Euletta Munday, Kansas City; and three grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at IOOF Cemetery, Mount Vernon, with the Rev. Stanley Land officiating.

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

Marty Wilhite

VERONA, Mo. — Marty Allen Wilhite, 12, rural Verona, died Monday afternoon, July 21, 1997, from injuries received in a one-vehicle auto accident south of Pleasant Ridge on VV Highway.

He was born Aug. 5, 1984, at Aurora. He attended Aurora Elementary School.

Survivors include his mother, Graciela Kuoppamaki, Crane; his father, Marvin Wilhite Jr., Aurora; a brother, Khristopher Riley, Crane; and two sisters, Natasha Wilhite and Ashley Kuoppamaki, both of Crane.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Peterson Funeral Home, Aurora. Burial will be in Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora.

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

Floyd Aubuchon

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. — Floyd E. Aubuchon, 87, Baxter Springs, Kan., died at 5:29 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 1997, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin after a long illness.

Mr. Aubuchon was born Jan. 27, 1910, at Bonne Terre, Mo. He had lived in Baxter Springs since 1928. He was a shovel operator and worked for several local mining companies. He also worked for S.A. Fones Chat Co. in Baxter Springs, and for Roberts Enterprises. He retired in 1982. He was a member of Southside Christian Church, Baxter Springs; Masonic Lodge No. 71, and the 32nd Degree Fort Scott Scottish Rite.

He married Iva Mae Reavis on June 11, 1931, at Joplin. She survives.

Additional survivors include two sons, Jim Aubuchon, Pittsburg, and David Aubuchon, Baxter Springs; two sisters, Georgia Triozzi, Grandview, Mo., and Leila Cox, Joplin; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Derfelt's Baxter Chapel, Baxter Springs. The Rev. Ralph Erwin will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Raymond Paul, Ray Heatherly, Bob Qualls, Rick Morang, Ted Dalton and Shell Taylor.

Donations may be made to Southside Christian Church, and the Baxter Masonic Lodge.

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

Wilfred Shields

PITTSBURG, Kan. — Wilfred C. Shields, 56, Pittsburg, died at 11:05 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 1997, at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Pittsburg, after six years of ill health.

Mr. Shields was born Aug. 20, 1940, at Pittsburg and was a lifetime resident. He was a 1958 graduate of St. Mary's High School. He was a nursing home administrator and president of Shields Adult Care Home, Inc., Pittsburg.

He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. He served in the National Guards from 1962 to 1967 and was awarded many accommodations for leadership.

Survivors include a sister, Blanche K. "Dode" Shields, Pittsburg.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. The Rev. Thomas Stroot will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Pittsburg.

Lyle Hurst

QUAPAW, Okla. — Graveside services for Lyle L. Hurst, 60, 6251 S. 630 Road, who died Monday will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at G.A.R. Cemetery, Miami, with the Rev. Leslie Couch Jr. officiating.

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

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

Ruby Morgan

MIAMI, Okla. — Ruby C. Morgan, 80, 1502 Scott Lane, died at 2:25 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 1997, at a Picher nursing home after a long illness.

Mrs. Morgan was born Oct. 15, 1916, at Cullman, Ala. She moved to Miami from Akron, Ohio, in 1944. She graduated from an Akron high school in 1934. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church, Miami.

She married Al C. Morgan on July 25, 1934, at Akron. He survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Don Morgan, Scottsdale, Ariz.; a daughter, Judy Huddleston, Miami; five grandchildren; and three great-grand-children.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Miami, the Rev. Jackie Allen officiating. Burial will be in G.A.R. Cemetery, Miami, under the direction of Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami.

The family will be at the home of Judy and Lee Huddleston, 1309 Scott Lane, Miami.

Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, Miami.

Elath Pickett

GROVE, Okla. — Elath Irene Pickett, 87, Grove, died at 4:10 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 1997, at a Grove nursing home after a long illness.

Mrs. Pickett was born Aug. 6, 1909, at Winchester, Ind. She was a homemaker. She attended First Christian Church at Lynn, Ind. She was a member of First Christian Church, Grove, where she was in the Gospel Gals Bible Study Group and the Bible Sunday school class. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Low Vision Group of Grove. In earlier years, her community activities included Parents Teachers Association, junior and senior high school band boosters club and Girl Scouts of America.

She married Eldon Hunt Pickett on June 29, 1930, at Lynn. He died Dec. 24, 1991.

Survivors include two sons, Mike W. Pickett, Grove, and James R. Pickett, Jasper, Ind.; two daughters, Mildred P. Monaco, Jefferson City, Mo., and Marsha M. Risher, Boulder City, Nev.; two sisters, Ethel Pearson, Indianapolis, Ind., and Reba Webb, Huntington, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at First Christian Church, Grove. Ken Siemens will officiate. Burial will be in Rolston Cemetery at Monkey Island, rural Afton.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


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