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Edna Jeffers

Services for Edna P. Gooden Jeffers, 79, Joplin, who died Wednesday, will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary.

Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery.

The name of a stepson, David Jeffers, was omitted from an obituary that appeared in Friday's editions.

Lois Ponder

Lois A. ``Babe'' Ponder, 88, Springfield, formerly of Joplin, died at 5:35 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 1997, at a Republic nursing home after a short illness.

Mrs. Ponder was born Nov. 14, 1908, at Noble, Texas. She moved to Joplin in 1976 from Vandalia, Ill. She moved to Springfield in 1980. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Park Plaza Christian Church and a former member of Mount Hope Order of the Eastern Star at Lamar.

She married Charles E. ``Bud'' Ponder on Dec. 12, 1928, at Sherman, Texas. He died April 30, 1976.

Survivors include a son, Charles E. Ponder Jr., Springfield; a daughter, Lois Brown, Springfield; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Parker Mortuary. The Rev. Scott Jordan will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary.

Ellen Cartwright

NEVADA, Mo. Ellen Lewis Cartwright, 78, Nevada, died Thursday, July 24, 1997, at her home after a long illness.

Mrs. Cartwright was born Nov. 2, 1918, at Nevada. She was a lifelong resident of Nevada.

She was graduated from Nevada High School in 1936. She worked for 10 years at Maxwell's Packing Plant, Nevada, and worked at Nevada State Hospital until she retired.

She was a member of Community Christian Church, Nevada.

She married L.J. Cartwright on Jan. 19, 1937, at Fort Scott, Kan. He died in 1986.

Survivors include two daughters, Laura M. Pursley, Chillicothe, and Judy J. Smith, Nevada; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by a son.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with the Rev. Wes Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Newton Burial Park, Nevada.

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

Mickey Ellis

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. Lina Lee ``Mickey'' Ellis, 76, Carl Junction, died at 11:10 a.m. Friday, July 25, 1997, at her home after a long illness.

Mrs. Ellis was born March 15, 1921, at Hockerville, Okla. She moved from Picher, Okla., to rural Carl Junction in 1953. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church at Carl Junction.

She married George H. Ellis on May 27, 1936, at Miami. He survives.

Other survivors include four sons, Larry L. Ellis and Bill Ellis, both of Carl Junction, Herman D. Ellis, Joplin, and Jay B. Ellis, Webb City; three daughters, Joyce Dunn, Carl Junction, Lina Tennis, Joplin, and Betty Smith, of the home; two brothers, the Rev. Billy R. Hansford, Cardin, Okla., and Chester Hansford, Kansas City, Kan.; two sisters, Charlotte Ellis, Picher, Okla., and Betty Joan Wilkinson, Tulsa, Okla.; 17 grandchildren; and 24 great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter.

Arrangements are pending with Parker Mortuary.

Willis Kelley

NEVADA, Mo. Willis Matson Kelley, 67, Grain Valley, a former Nevada resident, died Friday morning, July 25, 1997, at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Kansas City, after a long illness.

Mr. Kelley was born Jan. 9, 1930, in Cherokee County, Kan. He lived most of his adult life in Kansas City. He served in the Marine Corps. He retired to Nevada in 1993. He was a member of the American Legion.

He married Rosalee Hendrix on July 7, 1951, in Nevada. She survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Steven Alan Kelley, Warrensburg; two daughters, Diana Linn Carroll, Grain Valley, and Rose Ann Abrams, Nevada; two brothers, Floyd Kelley, state of Texas, and George Kelley, state of California; three sisters, Pearl Zook, Joplin, Florence Fruit, Olathe, Kan., and Laura Black, Newaygo, Mich.; and three grandsons.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Burial will be in Moore Cemetery, Nevada.

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

Lenora Shelton

WEBB CITY, Mo. Lenora S. Shelton, 99, 1013 W. Crow St., died at 9:45 a.m. Friday, July 25, 1997, at a Joplin nursing home after three years of ill health.

Mrs. Shelton was born April 9, 1898, in south-central Kansas. She had lived in Webb City most of her life. She was a seamstress for the former Smith Brothers Manufacturing Co. in Webb City for several years.

She was a member of Frisco Church, Webb City.

Her husband, John C. Shelton, died Feb. 24, 1952.

Survivors include a son, Overton Shelton, Tulsa, Okla.; a brother, Robert Readshaw, Joplin; 15 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Forest Park Cemetery, Joplin. The Rev. Steve Hutchinson will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home, Webb City.

Norma Wooldridge

SARCOXIE, Mo. Norma Jean Wooldridge, 67, Sarcoxie, died at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a short illness.

Mrs. Wooldridge was born March 30, 1930, at Mission Valley, Iowa. She had lived in Sarcoxie the past 48 years. She had worked for Juvenile Shoe Corp. and Justin Boot Co., both in Sarcoxie. She retired in 1992.

She was a member of the Nazarene Church, Sarcoxie.

She married Kenneth ``Shorty'' Wooldridge on Sept. 19, 1949, at Junction City, Kan. He survives.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Stephanie Jeannie Knott, Sarcoxie; a brother, Bill Huff, Missouri Valley, Iowa; three sisters, Irene Bonham and Rosie Thompson, both of Missouri Valley, and Frances Bonham, Council Bluffs, Iowa; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Housh Funeral Home, Sarcoxie. The Rev. Marvin Valentine will officiate. Burial will be in Sarcoxie Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gerald Pennington, Raymond Nimsick, Dale Reynolds, Rodney Guinn, Roy Deonier and James Sullenger.

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

Carol Gollhofer

Carol Cahalan Gollhofer, 41, 3122 Winfield Ave., died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, July 3, 1997, at her home following 10 months of ill health.

Mrs. Gollhofer was born June 16, 1956, in Monett. She was graduated in 1974 from Pierce City High School. She spent most of her life in Pierce City. She moved to Joplin six years ago.

She was employed as a payroll processing supervisor with the Employer's Alternative, Joplin. She was previously employed in the business office of Joplin Auto Park. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Joplin.

She married Larry Gollhofer on April 12, 1975, in Pierce City. He survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Jim Gollhofer, of the home; a daughter, Kim Gollhofer, of the home; her parents, Vincent and Patricia Cahalan, Pierce City; four brothers, Mike Cahalan, David Cahalan and Tom Cahalan, all of Pierce City, and Bob Cahalan, Neosho; and two sisters, Sharon Heidlage, Ponca City, Okla., and Tena Damrill, Pierce City.

Funeral Mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Joplin, with the Rev. John Brath officiating. Burial will be in Osborne Memorial Cemetery under direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Gollhofer Jr., Michael Gollhofer, Jared Heidlage, Allen Reed, Phillip Palmer and Brad Gripka.

Prayer service will be at 7 p.m. today at Mason-Woodard Chapel. Contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House or St. John's Hospice.

Nelle M. Watts

Nelle M. Watts, 95, Joplin, died at 12:30 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 1997, in a local nursing home after an illness.

Mrs. Watts was born May 28, 1902, at Richland. She had lived in Joplin most of her life. She was employed 10 years by Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. and 11 years for Watts Paint Store. She retired in 1973.

She was a member of Oakland Christian Church.

She married Hunter L. Watts on June 21, 1936, at Pineville. He died in September 1961.

Survivors include a daughter, Sasha Atkins, Joplin; a sister, Catherine L. Tasker, Joplin; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son.

Arrangements are pending with Parker Mortuary.

James Boseman

GREENFIELD, Mo. James Walton Boseman, 57, Greenfield, died at 3:52 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 1997, at Muskogee Hospital, Muskogee, Okla., from injuries he sustained earlier that day in an auto accident in Muskogee.

Mr. Boseman was born April 29, 1940, in Society Hill, S.C. He attended the University of Idaho at Moscow, where he received his master's degree in math. He was a self-employed antique dealer.

He married Marjorie Ashburn on June 13, 1962, in Bonners Ferri, Idaho. She survives.

Additional survivors include three daughters, Cindy Ann Ferguson, League City, Texas, Dawn Marie Butler, Blue Springs, and Sarah Kay Daniel, Arcola, and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Greenfield Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Harold McMasters officiating. Burial will be in Greenfield Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Main Street Baptist Church, Greenfield.

Ruby King

VERONA, Mo. Ruby Maxine King, 87, Verona, died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 1997, at her home after a short illness.

Mrs. King was born on May 29, 1910, in Stone County. She was a homemaker and a member of McDowell Community Church.

She married John C. King on Nov. 30, 1930, in Bentonville, Ark. He died on March 18, 1961.

Survivors include a son, George King, Verona.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jim Copley officiating. Burial will be in Calton Cemetery, southeast of Monett.

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

Contributions may be made to Calton Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

Grace Lyon

EXETER, Mo. Grace L. Lyon, 86, Exeter, died at 7:52 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 1997, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a short illness.

Mrs. Lyon was born March 31, 1911, in Kansas. She attended schools in Eureka, Kan. She was the assistant postmistress in Iuka, Kan. After she retired, she moved to Exeter, where she and her husband raised cattle.

She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels for 20 years. She was a member of Celestial Chapter No. 81, Order of Eastern Star and Exeter First Baptist Church.

She married Cecil William Lyon on Sept. 8, 1928, at El Dorado, Kan. He died on May 27, 1997.

Survivors include a son, Dale Lyon, Denver, Colo; a daughter, Phyllis Gable, Exeter; a sister, Faye Scharff, Eureka, Kan; four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville, with the Rev. Jerry Yarnall and the Rev. Don Foley officiating. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka, Kan.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to Exeter First Baptist Church or Cassville Masonic Lodge.

Janet Marbut

AURORA, Mo. Janet S. Marbut, 49, Aurora, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 1997, at her home after a long illness.

Mrs. Marbut was born Oct. 27, 1947, in Aurora. She was a billing clerk for MWM Dexter, Aurora. She was a member of Verona Baptist Church and was a lifetime area resident.

She married Phil Marbut on March 25, 1967. He survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Brent Marbut, Aurora; two daughters, Lashel Crouch, Pierce City, and Janie Marbut, Aurora; two sisters, Kathy Earnhart, Marionville, and Nancy Weldy, Aurora; two brothers, Randy Naylor, Aurora, and Ronnie Naylor, Yucca Valley, Calif.; her parents, Gene and Virginia Naylor, Aurora; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Aurora. Pastor Chuck Kachley will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora.

Arrangements are under the direction of Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, Aurora.

Hycel Tucker

SENECA, Mo. William Hycel Tucker, 75, Seneca, died at 8:55 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 1997, at a local nursing home after a long illness.

Mr. Tucker was born May 14, 1922, in McDonald County. He was a lifetime area resident and a member of Hart Assembly of God Church. He worked for the City of Seneca street department and International Paper Co., Joplin. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include a son, Bob Tucker, Neosho; two brothers, Dorwin Tucker and Ross Tucker, both of Seneca; two sisters, Margie Perse, Wyandotte, Okla., and Grace Lovall, Raytown; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Campbell-Biddlecome Chapel, with the Rev. Roy Scribner officiating. Burial will be in Swars Prairie Baptist Cemetery, south of Seneca.

Graveside military services will be conducted by the Grove Veteran Ritual Team, Grove, Okla.

Dorothy Young

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. Services for Dorothy M. Young, 87, rural Carl Junction, who died Tuesday, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Carl Junction Christian Church.

Mrs. Young was born July 9, 1910, at Joplin.

Survivors include 46 great-grandchildren.

Claude E. Hughes Sr.

GROVE, Okla. Claude E. Hughes Sr., 83, Grove, died at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 1997, at Grove General Hospital after a long illness.

Mr. Hughes was born May 30, 1914, at Hunter. He served in the Army during World War II. He worked as a painter most of his life. He moved to the Grove area in 1960 from Arkansas City, Kan.

He married Georgia Morton on Sept. 21, 1934, at Wellington, Kan. She survives.

Additional survivors include four sons, Claude E. Hughes Jr., Grove, Larry D. Hughes, Vinita, Ronald L. Hughes, West Lake, La., and Don Hughes, Texarakana, Texas; a daughter, Karen Crawford, Cyril, Okla.; two sisters, Agnes Lones, Largo, Fla., and Ione Marks, Manning, La., 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

A private service is planned. Arrangements are under the direction of Hinderliter-Woodard Funeral Service, Grove.

Richard Sanders

GROVE, Okla. Richard L. Sanders, 60, Grove, died at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 1997, at his home after a long illness.

Mr. Sanders was born Sept. 21, 1936, in Delaware County. He attended Grand Canyon College, Phoenix, Ariz., and Golden Gate Seminary, Mill Valley, Calif. He was ordained and named pastor at Graton Baptist Church, Graton, Calif. He also was pastor at Bethel Island Baptist Church, Bethel Island, Calif; French Camp Baptist Church, French Camp, Calif; White Water Baptist Church, Dodge Baptist Church, Bernice Baptist Church and Peoria Baptist Church, all in Delaware County, Okla.

He made missionary trips to Honduras, Costa Rica, Belize and Mexico. He had been chaplain for St. John's Hospice, Grove, associate pastor at Grove Christian Center and operated Sanders Drywall for many years in Grove.

His wife, Sheri Sanders, survives.

Additional survivors include three sons, Richard L. Sanders Jr., Ocean Side, Calif., Paul Sanders, and David Beebe, all of the home; three daughters, Elizabeth Sanders, Grove, Rebekah Sanders and LaVournne Beebe, all of the home; a sister, Janet Jobe, Maysville, Ark.; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Grove Christian Center, Grove, with the Rev. Leon Vernon officiating. Burial will be in Mount Herman Cemetery near Jay.

Visitation will be at 7 p.m. today at Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home Chapel, Grove.

Mary Jane Ayling

Mary Jane Ayling, 83, a former Joplin resident, died Thursday, July 31, 1997, at Valley Baptist Medical Center, San Benito, Texas, after an illness.

Mrs. Ayling was born Aug. 26, 1913, at Laredo. She was a member of the Laredo Baptist Church, the Order of Eastern Star at Trenton, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary. She was a former member of the Tip-O-Tex Good Sam Club.

Her first husband, Forest R. Tolle, died in 1955, and her second husband, Albert Ayling, died in 1996.

Two sons also preceded her in death.

Survivors include a daughter, Nina Briegel, Trenton; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Richardson Cemetery, east of Laredo.

Friends may call after noon Monday and from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lindley Funeral Home, Laredo.

Contributions may be made to the North Missouri Baptist Home, Chillicothe, in care of the funeral home.

Dora Banke

Dora Justine Banke, 88, formerly of 2621 Pennsylvania Ave., died at 1:25 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 1997, at Skaggs Memorial Hospital, Branson, where she had been a patient three days.

Mrs. Banke was born April 7, 1909, at Shamokin, Pa. She moved to Joplin in 1949 from Baxter Springs, Kan., where she and her husband had operated a grocery store. After moving to Joplin, she was a salesperson for J.C. Penney Co. for 10 years. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

She married Anthony ``Tony'' Banke on April 17, 1927, at Shamokin. He died Jan. 28, 1909.

There are no immediate survivors.

Arrangements are pending with Parker Mortuary.

Joe Greenfield

Joe R. Greenfield, 69, Birmingham, Iowa, died at 12:01 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 1997, from injuries received in a farm accident at his farm in rural Birmingham. He was the father of Dennis Greenfield, Joplin.

Mr. Greenfield was born Nov. 12, 1927, at Birmingham and was a lifetime area resident. He was a 1946 graduate of Birmingham High School. He had farmed his entire life in the Lick Creek Township, VanBuren County, Iowa.

He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Fairfield, Iowa, and the Lap-Landers Tractor Pulling Association.

Additional survivors include his wife, Elna Greenfield; another son, Wesley Greenfield, Bloomfield, Iowa; and six grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Fairfield. Charles Jensen and Keith Trumbo, pastors, will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Birmingham.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Behner Funeral Home, Fairfield.

Contributions may be made to the Seventh Day Adventist Church or the Birmingham First Responders.

Nelle Watts

Services for Nelle M. Watts, 95, Joplin, who died Thursday, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Parker Mortuary.

Clarence Chartier and Judy Messner, ministers, will officiate. Burial will be at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Douglas Chew, Tommy Atkins, Dustin Atkins and Tom Hempen.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to Oakland Christian Church, in care of the mortuary.

Willie Angel

NEOSHO, Mo. Willie M. Angel, 85, Neosho, died at 3:15 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 1997, at a Neosho nursing home after a long illness.

Mrs. Angel was born Dec. 2, 1911, at Broken Bow, Okla. She was a homemaker and a longtime Neosho area resident.

She married G. Warren Angel in February 1929 in Pawhuska, Okla. He died May 6, 1982.

Survivors include a daughter, Natoma ``Rose'' Carney, Neosho; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Bixby Cemetery, Bixby, Okla. Rev. Ralph Walker will officiate.

Friends may call at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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

James Harris

CARTHAGE, Mo. James S. Harris, 71, 2119 Grand Ave., died at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 1997, at his home after a one-year illness.

Mr. Harris was born Dec. 10, 1925, at Carthage. He was a lifetime resident and was a 1943 graduate of Carthage Senior High School. He was an air-traffic controller with the Federal Aviation Administration, serving at the Joplin Regional Airport for 20 years. He retired in 1989.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Carthage.

He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.

He married Bonnie Jean Janney on Feb. 13, 1945, at Columbus, Kan. She survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Richard Harris, West Nyack, N.Y., Mike Harris, Steve Harris and John Harris, all of Carthage; a daughter, Nancy Hutchins, Milipitas, Calif.; his mother, Verna L. Harris, Carthage; two brothers, Glen Harris, Bella Vista, Ark., and Ed Harris, Iving Texas; a sister, Donna Irwin, Longview, Texas; 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Knell Mortuary. The Rev. Bill Sutter will officiate. Burial will be in Fasken Cemetery, northeast of Carthage.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's hospice program or the American Cancer Society, in care of the mortuary.

Elizabeth James

LAMAR, Mo. Elizabeth Mae James, 96, Greenbrier, Tenn., a former Lamar resident, died at 11:20 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 1997, at North Crest Medical Center, Springfield, Tenn., after a short illness.

Mrs. James was born Sept. 9, 1900, at Seymour. She had lived in Lamar for many years before moving to Tennessee in 1991. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Calla Rebekah Lodge No. 160 and Pleasant Hill Homemakers Club, both in Lamar.

She married David ``Phil'' James on April 25, 1925, at Girard, Kan. He died Dec. 10, 1991.

Survivors include a son, Richard Paul James Sr., Greenbrier; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lohmeyer-Konantz Funeral Home, Lamar. The Rev. Jackie Harris will officiate. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Lamar.

Rebekah services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home by Calla Rebekah Lodge No. 160. Visitation will follow.

Pallbearers will be Ed Morin, Earl Salow, Noah Jeffries, Lucky Roberts, Fred J. Divine and Tom Maberry.

Contributions may be made to IOOF DeBolt Lodge No. 515 or Calla Rebekah Lodge No. 160, in care of the funeral home.

Christine Wacker

NEOSHO, Mo. Christine Magdeline Schmidt Wacker, 83, Neosho, died Thursday, July 31, 1997, at Freeman Neosho Hospital after a short illness.

Mrs. Wacker was born June 9, 1914, at Artas, S.D. She moved to Neosho from South Dakota in April 1990. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the First Christian Church, Neosho, and the Christian Builders Sunday School Class.

She married Edwin Wacker in 1933 at Artas. He died in 1980.

Survivors include two daughters, Myrna Jones, Neosho, and Doris Hoon Opelika, Ala.; a brother, Harvey Schmidt, Roseville, Calif.; three sisters, Emma Koth, West Hills, Calif., and Helen Tichota and Eva Stabler, both of Aberdeen, S.D.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A daughter preceded her in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, with the Rev. Clement Graham officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Mobridge, S.D.

Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Saturday.

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

Glenn Lois Wilkins

NEOSHO, Mo. Glenn Lois Wilkins, 87, DeSoto, Kan., a former Neosho resident, died Tuesday, July 29, 1997, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence, Kan., after an illness.

Mrs. Wilkins was born Sept. 21, 1909, at Troy, Ala. She had lived in Neosho before moving to DeSoto. She was a homemaker and a member of the United Methodist Church in Neosho.

Her husband, Col. J.D. Wilkins, preceded her in death.

One daughter also preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sons, Gregory Wilkins, Joplin, and James D. Wilkins, Mantua, Ohio; three daughters, Glenda R. Wilkins, Fort Smith, Ark., Lois R. Wilkins, DeSoto, and Jennifer Baird, St. Louis; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The body will be cremated.

Memorial services will be Saturday, Sept. 6, at Dillards Funeral Home, Troy, Ala. Burial will be in Griffin Cemetery, Troy.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel, DeSoto.

Contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church in Neosho, the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

Wilma Deems

PITTSBURG, Kan. Wilma J. Hardister Deems, 68, 1608 N. Locust St., Pittsburg, died at 1:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 1997 at a lake home in Grove, Okla., after a sudden illness.

Mrs. Deems was born Nov. 21, 1928, at Midway. She lived in Pittsburg her entire life. She attended Pittsburg schools.

She was a homemaker.

She married James Deems on June 15, 1945, at Pittsburg. He survives.

Other survivors include a son, Jerry Deems, Joplin, Mo.; a brother, Jack Hardister, Pittsburg; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, with the Rev. James Sukraw officiating. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery, Pittsburg.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary and friends may call after 10 a.m. Sunday.


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