Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries

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Carl McCoy

Carl J. McCoy, 73, 1428 E. 30th St., died at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 1997, at St. John's Regional

Medical Center after a long illness. Mr. McCoy was born July 16, 1924, at Joplin. He lived in Joplin most of his life. He was a 1943 graduate of Joplin High School. He was a salesman for Sears, Inc., from 1953 until retiring in 1986. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving aboard the U.S.S. Pennsylvania.

His first wife, Mary Carter McCoy, died Dec. 17, 1986. He married Helen Roby on Oct. 24, 1987. She survives.

Additional survivors include two sons, Jim McCoy, Mulvane, Kan., and Max McCoy, Pittsburg, Kan.; a brother, Harold McCoy, Joplin; a sister, Betty Layman, Kansas City; and six grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Parker Mortuary. The Rev. John Swadley will officiate. Burial will be in Osborne Memorial Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be J.B. Hopkins, Walter Lassiter, Bud Jones, Duane Hebner, Matthew McCoy and Dustin McCoy.

A flag presentation ceremony will be conducted by Robert S. Thurman Post No. 13, American Legion.

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

Contributions may be made to the Heart Fund at St. John's Regional Medical Center or the Alzheimer's Support Group.

Dorothy Donoho

NEOSHO, Mo. — Dorothy L. Donoho, 69, Neosho, died at 2:31 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 1997, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, after a sudden illness.

Mrs. Donoho was born Oct. 31, 1927, in Newton County. She was a lifetime area resident. She had worked as a bookkeeper and secretary for Kraft General Foods in Neosho for 30 years, retiring in 1989.

She was a charter member of Hilldale Baptist Church, Neosho, and a member of Diamond (Mo.) Christian Church.

She married Jim Donoho on May 3, 1951, at Neosho. He survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Larry Donoho, Diamond; two brothers, Howard Kimbrough, Neosho, and Glen Kimbrough, Diamond; three sisters, Joyce McVay and Luvona Beaver, both of Diamond, and Janet Greninger, Neosho; and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Diamond Christian Church, Diamond. The Rev. Wendell Bradford will officiate. Burial will be in Gibson Cemetery, Neosho.

Pallbearers will be Lyle Youngberg, Dale Richards, Lee Richards, Paul Parker, Ron Hembree and Gene Mosley.

Employees of Kraft Foods will be seated as a group.

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

The family will be at the home of Joyce McVay, 400 Raye Drive, Diamond.

Contributions may be made to Hilldale Baptist Church, in care of the funeral home.

Floyd Lukens

SOUTHWEST CITY, Mo. — Floyd W. Lukens, 85, Southwest City, died at 9:35 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 1997, at Gravette Medical Center, Gravette, Ark., after an illness.

Mr. Lukens was born July 24, 1911, at Gravette. He was a lifelong area resident. He was a self-employed farmer and worked in the maintenance department of Southwest City Housing Authority.

He married Ruth Marie Baker. She died on Feb. 20, 1970. He married Anna Calvert on Dec. 4, 1970. She survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Gene Lukens, Miami, Okla.; a stepson, Ralph Hudson, Wichita, Kan.; four daughters, Mary May, Belle Mead, N.J., Vera Jewett, Noel, Virginia Hayes, Goodman, and Ruth Green, Shoreline, Wash.; two stepdaughters, Brenda Gamble, Independence, and Barbara Scott, Portland, Ore.; a brother, Raymond Lukens, Southwest City; and two sisters, Ida May Jones, Miami, and Ruby Nixon, Carthage; 15 grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson. The Rev. Bob Cartwright will officiate. Burial will be in Maysville Cemetery, Maysville, Ark.

Pallbearers will be Wessley May, Ron Hayes, Rick Ward, Alan Jewett, Jim Jewett and Gary Pew.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. today at Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson.

Marie McCallum

AURORA, Mo. — Marie B. McCallum, 82, Aurora, died at 7:20 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 1997, at a Mount Vernon nursing home after a long illness.

Mrs. McCallum was born Nov. 24, 1914, at Edmonton, Canada. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Aurora. She was a retired librarian.

Her husband, Andrew John McCallum, died Dec. 7, 1966.

Survivors include a daughter, Zora Becker, Pasadena, Texas, and a grandchild.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Maple Park Cemetery. The Rev. Jane Brigdon Graham will officiate.

Services are under the direction of Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home.

Patricia Smith

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. — Graveside services for Patricia Smith, 84, Mount Vernon, who died Tuesday, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at IOOF Cemetery, Mount Vernon.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. todayThursday July 24, 1997 at Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home.

Orba Taylor

FAIRVIEW, Mo. — Orba W. Taylor, 85, Fairview, died at 6:35 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 1997, at a nursing home in Neosho after a long illness.

Mr. Taylor was born Feb. 24, 1912, in Newton County. He was a lifetime area resident, except for one year when he lived in Modesto, Calif., in 1951. He attended Oshkosh Grade School and Wheaton High School. He worked at Fort Crowder, Neosho, when it was being built, and later at the Officer's Club.

He was a self-employed farmer and cattleman. He did grain farming and had both dairy and stock cattle. He also raised and broke to work both horses and mules. He was a member of the Registered Hereford Association and for many years operated under the name Taylor's Circle T.

He was a member of the Church of Christ at Wheaton.

He married Wetona Eastburn on Aug. 12, 1936, at Pineville. She survives.

Additional survivors include two daughters, Bettie Brust, Bisbee, Ariz., and Evva Harvey, Broken Arrow, Okla.; a sister, Evva Helms, San Francisco, Calif.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grand-children; and two great-great-grand-children.

A son preceded him in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Wheaton Church of Christ. Richard Anderson and Steve Spillman will officiate. Burial will be in Rocky Comfort Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Richard Brust, Sam Taylor, Jeff James, James Taylor, Robert Taylor and Charles R. Taylor.

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

Sherman Woodcock

NEOSHO, Mo. — Sherman Wayne Woodcock, 42, Neosho, died Tuesday, July 22, 1997, at his home after a sudden illness. The death was investigated by a Newton County coroner.

Mr. Woodcock was born Aug. 14, 1954, at Neosho. He was a lifelong resident of the Neosho-Granby area. He was employed as a maintenance worker a St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, and LaBarge Electronics, Joplin.

Survivors include a son, Lakin Woodcock, Aurora; his mother, Juanita Channel, Granby; three sisters, Debbie Hughes, Neosho, Vicky Miller, Aurora, and Rosie Larrison, Lebanon; and maternal grandmother, Sarah Mahurin, Neosho.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Clark Funeral Home, Granby. The Rev. Fred Franks will officiate. Burial will be in Granby Memorial Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Larry Mahurin, Jamie Mahurin, Danny Mahuirn, Jeremy Phillips, Ryan Phillips and Josh Larrison.

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

Phyllis Feauto

Phyllis Ann Feauto, 66, Joplin, died at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, July 20, 1997, at Freeman Hospital West

after a sudden illness. Mrs. Feauto was born Aug. 28, 1930. She had lived in Joplin since August 1994, moving from Iowa Falls, Iowa, where she had lived for 25 years. She was a waitress at the Capri Motel, Joplin. She owned and operated a beauty salon in Iowa Falls for several years before moving to Joplin. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church, Iowa Falls.

Survivors include a son, Terry Feauto, Eldora, Iowa; two daughters, Jeri Jass, Alden, Iowa, and Sherry Groticka, Germany; two brothers, Marvin Schramm, Harlan, Iowa, and Laverne Schramm, Omaha, Neb.; and six grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Surls Funeral Home, Iowa Falls. The body will be cremated. Burial of the ashes will be in Alden Cemetery, Alden, Iowa.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary, Joplin.

Philip Holmes

Memorial services for Philip David Holmes, 64, 18 Briarwood Drive, who died Wednesday, July 23, will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Parker Mortuary.

The Rev. John Brath will officiate. Members of the Class of 1951 will be seated as a group.

The family will receive friends following services at the mortuary. The body was cremated. A private interment will be held at a later date. Contributions may be made to the Leukemia Foundation.

Edna Jeffers

Edna P. Gooden Jeffers, 79, Joplin, died at 12:40 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, where she had been a patient since July 15, 1997.

Mrs. Jeffers was born Sept. 18, 1917, at Cardin, Okla. She moved to Joplin in 1976 from Miami, Okla. She was a former nurse, working at the Heritage House, Miami, and the Galena Manor, Galena, Kan. She retired in 1983.

She was a member of Oak Grove Community Chapel, Joplin.

She married Theodore Jeffers on March 7, 1975, in Miami. He survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Edward Gooden, Broken Arrow, Okla.; a daughter, Judy Lou Newman, Claremore, Okla.; three step-daughters, Barbara York, Tulsa, Okla., Darlene Rodriguez, San Antonio, Texas, and Norma Hampton, Overland Park, Kan.; a brother, Ace Endicott, Commerce, Okla.; a sister, Betty Hunt, Miami; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary, the Rev. Keith Egermeier officiating. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin.

Grandchildren Sara Newman, Brent Gooden, Brett Gooden, Cory Newman, Chris Newman and Josh Newman will serve as pallbearers.

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

Contributions may be made to Oak Grove Community Chapel, in care of the mortuary.

Millie Thompson

Muriel Anita "Millie" Thompson, 78, Spring Hill, Kan., formerly of Joplin, died at 2:35 p.m. Monday, June 9, 1997, at Columbia Regional Medical Center, Overland Park, Kan., after a short illness.

Mrs. Thompson was born July 18, 1918, in Sedalia. She lived in Joplin for 50 years before moving to the Kansas City area in 1989. She was a member of the Hillcrest Christian Church, the Humana Senior Friends, Hillcrest Crafters, Keenagers and Women's CWF. While in Joplin, she was a longtime member of First Community Church.

Her husband Robert "Skip" Thompson died April 30, 1970.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Reed, Overland Park; a son, Steve Thompson, Hilton Head Island, S.C.; a brother, C. Wesley Young, Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Bonnie Vorhees, Joplin, and Beverly Marks, Kansas City; and four grandchildren.

Memorial services were held at Hillcrest Christian Church, Overland Park, with the Rev. Jim Moxley and the Rev. Mark Bigbee officiating.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin, with the Rev. J. K. Wright officiating.

Contributions may be made to the memorial garden fund of Hillcrest Christian Church.

Margaret Clements

NEOSHO, Mo. — Margaret Clements, 76, Neosho, died at 11:31 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 1997, at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, Okla., after an illness.

Mrs. Clements was born Oct. 7, 1920, at Purdy. She was a lifelong resident of the Neosho area.

She was a retired cattle farmer.

She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Neosho.

Her husband, Doyle Clements, died in 1973.

Survivors include six daughters, Barbara Temmons, Miami, April Knight and Sabra Boyd, both of Neosho, Betty Thompson, Rogers, Ark., Myra Summers, Norman, Okla., and Denise Boyd, state of Washington; two sons, Scott Boyd, Bolivar, and Tony Boyd, address unknown; a sister, Carolene Travis, state of Washington; 21 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 5 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church, with minister D.L. Mitchell and minister Carol Holden officiating. Burial will be in the Gibson Cemetery, Neosho.

Pallbearers will be Tony Hall, David Hall, Mark Thompson, Scott Boyd, Scott Livingston, Anthony Knight and Joshua Summers.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church.

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

William Dipman

SHELDON, Mo.—William Joe "Bill" Dipman, 60, died Wednesday night, July 23, 1997, at home after a long illness.

Mr. Dipman was born Aug. 4, 1936, at Cripple Creek, Colo. He married Sharon Conner on December 18, 1967 at Miami, Okla. She survives.

He lived in the area 37 years and was employed as a construction worker and also at the Sheldon Co-op. He recently worked for Crane Plumbing in Nevada.

Survivors include two sons, William Dipman Jr., Ozark; Michael Dipman, of the home; a daughter, Melissa Redman, Sheldon; two brothers, Corky Dipman, Moss Beach, Calif.; Wayne Dipman, Sheldon; a sister, C. Irene Ediger, Oklahoma City, Okla.; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sheldon Cemetery. Friends may call until 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Beeny Ferry Funeral Home in Sheldon.

Valeria Eason

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. — Valeria Eason, 81, Lee's Summit, Mo., died at 12:55 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 1997, after an illness.

Mrs. Eason was born Aug. 7, 1915, at Nevada. She lived most of her life in Nevada, a few years in Richland, Wash., and the past two years in Lee's Summit. She was employed 15 years by Farm and Home Savings in Nevada. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Lee's Summit.

She married Lester Eason on June 20, 1933, at Nevada. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include one son, William Eason, Lee's Summit; one brother, Jerry Webster, Boise, Idaho; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one step-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Ferry Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park, Nevada.

Contributions may be made to Lee's Summit United Methodist Church.

John Howard

CARTHAGE, Mo. — John J. Howard, 75, Carthage, died at 11:58 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a short illness.

Mr. Howard was born Jan. 20, 1922, at Carthage. He was a lifelong area resident.

He was a graduate of Carterville High School.

He was a warehouse worker for the Southwest Missouri Cable Co., Carthage. He worked for a Chevrolet dealership in Carthage for several years. He was also a farmer.

He was a volunteer for the Share program.

He was a member of the Fidelity Fellowship Church, Carthage. He was a member of the Gloryland Singers for eight years.

He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in New Guinea from 1942 to 1945.

He married Betty L. Davis on June 19, 1945, at Hot Springs, Ark. She survives.

Additional survivors include two daughters, Sherry Petersen, Carthage, and Jennifer Cummins, Petersburg, Alaska; three brothers, Bill Howard, Ash Grove, Bob Howard, Independence, and Lawrence Howard, Ventura, Calif.; a sister, Mary Nichols, Sand Springs, Okla.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Forest Park Cemetery, Joplin, with the Rev. LaVern Maxwell officiating.

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

Contributions may be made to Gideons International, in care of the funeral home.

Robert Melton

STELLA, Mo. — The Rev. Robert John "Bob" Graham Melton, 70, Stella Route 1, died at 4:20 a.m. Thursday, July 24, 1997, at his home after a long illness.

Mr. Melton was born Sept. 23, 1926, at Kansas City, Mo. He had lived in the Coffeyville, Kan., area until his retirement in 1980, when he moved to Stella. He had served for 50 years with the Southern Baptist Convention, seven years of which was with Jailhouse Ministries. He also served as an evangelist at Indian Hills Baptist Church, Coffeyville, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Stella, and Stella Baptist Church. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Neosho.

He had worked at Continental Can Co., Coffeyville, and with his wife as co-owner of the Edna Mattress Factory and the Edna Lumberyard, both of Edna, Kan. He had also served in the U.S. Navy.

He married Norie Lee Barnard in Dewey, Okla. She survives.

Additional survivors include five daughters, Cecelia Erisman, Centerville, Kan., Roberta Miranda, Olathe, Kan., Tina McAfee, Coffeyville, Ollyn Dye, Lavaca, Ark., and Earlene Bolejack, Tulsa, Okla.; a son, the Rev. Terry Lee Turner, Lavaca; his stepmother, Virginia Melton, Brownsville, Texas; two brothers, Frank Lucas and Lewis Melton, both of Houston, Texas; four sisters, Frankie Knipple, Fall Brook, Calif., Dena Lee Cox, Joplin, Rhoda Lou Hayne, Orne, Utah, and Pamela Dodson, Austin, Texas; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church, Neosho, the Rev. Perry Lee Turner officiating. The body will be cremated.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson.

Grover Patterson

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Dr. Grover S. Patterson, 75, 1727 S. River Street, a prominent retired Carthage physician, died at 5:54 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 1997, at McCune-Brooks Hospital, Carthage. He had been seriously ill for two months.

Dr. Patterson was born April 1, 1922, at Kannapolis, N.C., and graduated from high school there in 1935. He later graduated from Catawba College and Duke University Medical School.

He came to Carthage in 1952 to establish his practice and retired Sept. 2, 1987. He was a member and former deacon and elder of First Presbyterian Church, Carthage. He was also a member and former teacher of the John Knox Sunday School class. He was a former president of the Jasper County Medical Society, former state vice president of the Academy of Family Physicians and served three terms as chief of staff at McCune-Brooks Hospital. He had also served on the former YMCA board and the United Fund board.

He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War, serving 20 years in the Navy Reserves, retiring with the rank of Commander in 1972. He was a member of Chosen Few, a Korean War veterans' organization.

He married Patty Rush on Oct. 17, 1948, at Bristow, Okla. She survives.

Additional survivors include two daughters, Carol Patterson, Lawrence, Kan., and Anne Sneed, Columbia, Tenn; a brother, Curtis Patterson, Greensboro, N.C.; four sisters, Gladys Lowery and Helen Patterson, both of Wilson, N.C., Pauline Clark, Charlotte, N.C., and Mabel Wilkinson, Raleigh, N.C.; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, Carthage, with the Rev. Wayne Porter officiating. Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Carthage.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Knell Mortuary, Carthage.

Contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Carthage, Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, or McCune-Brooks Hospital, all in care of the mortuary.

Elizabeth Day

GROVE, Okla. — Elizabeth G. Day, 87, died Wednesday, July 23, 1997, at Jackson General Hospital, Jackson, Tenn., after a sudden illness.

Mrs. Day was born Jan. 12, 1910, in Arkansas. She married Edgar J. Redford on Jan. 13, 1928, at Clinton, Mo. He preceded her in death Dec. 13, 1981. She later married Joseph Day on Nov. 17, 1984, at Grove. He survives.

She was a member of the Carr Baaptist Church near Grove. She was a member of the professional Women's Club in Grove. And had managed the Whipperwill Resort near Grove.

Other survivors include a daughter Betty Dale Pippert, Fort Wayne, Ind.; two sons, Norman Earl Redford, Apple Valley, Calif.; Jerry Ed Redford, Dayton, Ohio; two grandsons, one granddaughter; and two great-granddaughters.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Carr Baptist Church. The Rev. Ray Clanton will officiate. Burial will be in the Olympus Cemetery, Grove. Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove.

Louise Watson

MIAMI, Okla. — Louise Gladney Watson, 86, Metairie, La., formerly of Miami, died at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 1997, at East Jefferson General Hospital, Metairie, after a sudden illness.

Mrs. Watson was born July 14, 1911, at Baton Rouge, La. She had lived in Miami for 45 years before moving to Metairie.

She was a graduate of Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge.

She worked as the librarian at Miami High School for many years.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Miami.

She married Hayden Watson. He survives.

Other survivors include a son, Thomas Watson, Mandeville, La.; a daughter, Martha Schmidt, Jacksonville, Fla.; and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home, Metairie. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in G.A.R. Cemetery, Miami, with the Rev. John Wilson officiating.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Guilford Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.

Bill Williams

COMMERCE, Okla. — Bill F. "Bud" Williams, 60, Longview, Texas, formerly of Commerce, died Wednesday, July 23, 1997, at a Longview hospital after an illness.

Mr. Williams was born Nov. 4, 1936, at Grove. He lived in Longview for 15 years, moving from Commerce. He was a land surveyor for Swepco for 20 years. He most recently worked as a private consultant. He was a Christian.

Survivors include his wife, Verna Williams, Longview; two sons, Rick Williams, Miami, Okla., and Terry Williams, Commerce; a stepson, Michael Weisinger, Longview; his father and stepmother, Jimme and Martha Williams, Miami; two brothers, Reed Williams, Southwest City, and Johnny Williams, Joplin; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami. The Rev. Jerry Von Moss will officiate. Burial will be in Buzzard Cemetery, Grove.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Allgood, Don Russell, Mike Weisinger, Marty Moudy, Dick Currey and Bill Turner.

Arrangements are under the direction of Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.


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