Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries

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Samuel Bogan

CARTERVILLE, Mo. Samuel Dean Bogan, 1-month-old son of Karen D. Bogan, Holts Summit, Mo., died at 10:16 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1997, at the University of New Mexico Hospital, Albuquerque, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was the grandson of

Mary Lee, Carterville. Additional survivors include three brothers, Joshua Oelrich and Adam Oelrich, both of Lake Arrowhead, Calif., and Jeffery VanDyke, Paris, Calif.; a sister, Sabrina VanDyke, Paris, Calif.; maternal grandfather, Richard Bogan, Twin Peaks, Calif.; and maternal great-grandparents, Noble and Joan Burton, Bullhead, Ariz.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Cemetery, Galena, Kan., with the Rev. Kevin Burns officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home, Webb City.

Viola Chrisman

NOEL, Mo. Viola Irene Chrisman, 74, Midwest City, Okla., formerly of Noel, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 1997, in Midwest City after a long illness.

Mrs. Chrisman was born May 28, 1923, at Binger, Okla. She and her husband owned Chrisman Plumbing, Noel, for many years.

She married Ursel E. "Gene" Chrisman on May 30, 1953, at Wichita, Kan. He died Aug. 13, 1995.

Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Judkins, Oklahoma City, Okla.; a son, Joe Walcher, Rocky Comfort; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Noel Cemetery, with the Rev. Dean Royce officiating. The body was cremated.

Arrangements are under the direction of Eisenhower Funeral Home, Dell, Okla.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Ozark Funeral Home, Noel.

Thelma Hagin

CARTHAGE, Mo. Thelma L. Hagin, 76, 1324 S. Main St., died at 10:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, 1997, at the home of her son, Keith Holland, Clever, after a long illness.

Mrs. Hagin was born March 14, 1921, in McDonald County. She was graduated from McDonald County High School. She later moved to Carthage. She was a checker at Rhinehart Grocery, Carthage, for 10 years and for Safeway Grocery, Carthage, for 20 years before she retired.

She was a member of First Christian Church and Order of Eastern Star, both of Carthage.

She married Loyd C. Hagin on March 16, 1964, in Carthage. He survives.

Additional survivors include two sisters, Nelma Mathews, Joplin, and Erma Fansler, St. Louis; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Knell Mortuary. Bob Lyttle, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Paradise Cemetery, north of Carthage.

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

Freddie Pierce

NECK CITY, Mo. Freddie W. Pierce, 75, Neck City, died at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1997, at his home after a sudden illness.

Mr. Pierce was born Aug. 16, 1921, at Webb City. He moved to Neck City 11 years ago from the state of Idaho. He had been a miner.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, Oronogo, where he taught Sunday school. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

He married Alberta Fiery on Jan. 10, 1944. She died Jan. 28, 1989.

One son also preceded him in death.

Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Pierce and Pansey Pierce, both of Neck City; three brothers, William Pierce, Neck City, Andrew Pierce, state of Wisconsin, and Bert Pierce, state of Idaho; and three sisters, Jane Jaynes, Joplin, Virginia Yost, Modesto, Calif., and Bobby Holmes, Kingston, Idaho.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Weaver Cemetery, northwest of Webb City. The Rev. Jerry Mayfield will officiate.

Friends may call after 9 a.m. Thursday at Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Glen Rawlings

NEVADA, Mo. Glen H. Rawlings, 88, Nevada, died Sunday night, Aug. 10, 1997, at Nevada Regional Medical Center after a long illness.

Mr. Rawlings was born March 28, 1909, in Nevada. He attended Nevada High School. He was a horseman and showed parade and fine harness horses. He was past president and a charter member of the Vernon County Pleasure Horse Club for a number of years. He was vice president of the Pony Express Horse Show for several years and the organizer of the Kasinger Horse Show Circuit. He had been a member of the Missouri Governor's Mounted Guard since 1976. He began and operated Osage Realty, which later became Stout Realty, for many years until his recent illness.

He was a member of Berea Christian Church and the Masonic Lodge.

He married Caryl Spencer in 1932. She preceded him in death. He married Nellie Greer in 1942. She survives.

Additional survivors include a stepson, Roy Mahan, West Plains; a brother, Earl Rawlings, Nevada; two grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son and one stepson.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Rob Fleener will officiate. Burial will be in Newton Burial Park, Nevada.

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

Dot Turnbull

NEVADA, Mo. Diola "Dot" Jones Turnbull, 99, Nevada, died Tuesday morning, Aug. 12, 1997, at a nursing home in Nevada after an illness.

Mrs. Turnbull was born Jan. 27, 1898, in rural Ralls County. She was graduated from Monroe City High School. She taught in rural country schools in the Monroe City area. She moved to Nevada in 1954 and began a catering business, which she operated until 1991.

She was a member of First Christian Church, Nevada.

She married Allyn Gardner Turnbull on Feb. 12, 1920, at Hannibal. He died in 1941.

She also was preceded in death by one son and two daughters.

Survivors include two sons, David Turnbull, Sweet Home, Ore., and Bill Turnbull, Nevada; five daughters, Betty Helms, Marjorie Turnbull, LaVon Posey and Barbara Jo Bowman, all of Nevada, and Judy Turnbull, Mount Vernon; a brother, Paul Jones, Monroe City; 21 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church, Nevada. The Rev. Keith Mackey will officiate. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Jude's Cemetery, Monroe City.

Friends may call until 10 a.m. Friday at Ferry Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Contributions may be made to First Christian Church, Nevada.

John Wackerman

NEVADA, Mo. John Howard Wackerman, 82, Nevada, died Monday night, Aug. 11, 1997, at Nevada Regional Medical Center after a short illness.

Mr. Wackerman was born May 19, 1915, in Nevada. He was a lifetime resident of Nevada. He did general handy work most of his life and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He served during World War II with Gen. George Patton and the Third Army and also served with the Ninth Army in Europe.

Survivors include a sister, Francis Sweet, Burlington, Kan.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Ferry Funeral Home. The Rev. Scott Hall will officiate. Burial will be in Moore Cemetery, Nevada.

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

Lester Winder

CARTHAGE, Mo. Lester W. Winder, 80, 1222 E. 13th St., died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after three weeks of ill health.

Mr. Winder was born July 20, 1917, in Barton County. He was graduated from Jasper High School. He moved to Carthage after graduation. He was a service representative for Hussmann Refrigeration Co. for 35 years before he retiring.

He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene, Carthage; Fraternal Lodge No. 14, Knights of Pythias, and the Silent Knight Club.

He married Beulah Kreighbaum on Sept. 2, 1939, at Columbus, Kan. She died March 10, 1996. He married Ann Oldham on April 14, 1997, in Carthage. She survives.

Additional survivors include two sons, Ray Winder, Carthage, and Greg Winder, Green Bay, Wis.; a stepson, Ray Oldham, Carthage; two stepdaughters, Jane Goodson and Alice Swindle, both of Carthage; four sisters, Lucille Keller and Lois Kreighbaum, both of Carthage, Shirley Schmidt, Daytona Beach, Fla., and Maxine Stratton, Golden City; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at First Church of the Nazarene, Carthage. The Rev. Joe Lee Tompkins will officiate. Burial will be in Paradise Cemetery, north of Carthage.

Arrangements are under the direction of Knell Mortuary, Carthage.

Contributions may be made to the Over 60 Center in Carthage, in care of the mortuary.

Aretha Bagby

COLUMBUS, Kan. Opal Aretha Kirk Bagby, 89, Columbus, died at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1997, at a local nursing home after a short illness.

Mrs. Bagby was born May 30, 1908, at Sherwin. She grew up and attended school there.

She was a member of First Christian Church, Columbus.

She married Eddie Bagby on July 19, 1924. He died on Nov. 22, 1975.

Survivors include a daughter, Margie Cunningham, Columbus; a sister, Lela Kirk, Columbus; two grandchildren; two great-grandsons; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Murdock Funeral Home, Columbus, with the Rev. Garland Bohn officiating. Burial will be in Edgmand Cemetery, northwest of Columbus.

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

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

Nelson Smith

GROVE, Okla. Nelson Smith, 62, Grove, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1997, at a local nursing home after a long illness.

Mr. Smith was born June 4, 1935, at Osage, Ark. He won the tennis 1954 Davis Cup. He had been a YMCA counselor and a member of several Christian organizations. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Berryville, Ark.

He married Sophia Suggs on Aug. 24, 1969. She died Jan. 12, 1997.

Survivors include two sons, John Smith and Jackie Smith, both of Grove; two daughters, Carolyn Smith and Edna Smith, both of Grove; his mother, Ina Smith, Berryville; a brother, J.D. Smith, San Bernardino, Calif.; and a sister, Carolyn Stark, Green Forrest, Ark.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Polson Cemetery.

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

Tib Hammonds

Sylvan Morris "Tib" Hammonds, 93, Joplin, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1997, at a local nursing

home after an illness. Mr. Hammonds was born June 20, 1904, in Mexico, Mo. He moved to Joplin in 1929. He was a telegraph operator for 60 years for Western Union, Joplin.

He was a member of Fellowship Lodge No. 345, AF & AM, Joplin. He was a former member of First Baptist Church, Mexico.

Survivors include a sister, Reba Menrad, St. Louis.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery.

Fellowship Lodge No. 345 will conduct Masonic graveside services.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.

Edith Love

Edith S. Love, 90, 2502 Moffet Ave., died at 7:50 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, where she had been a patient two days after several years of ill health.

Mrs. Love was born April 14, 1907, in Admire, Kan. She came to Joplin in 1941 from Norton, Kan. She attended Harveyville High School, Harveyville, Kan. She was a member of Byers Avenue United Methodist Church for more than 50 years.

She married R. Wayne Love on Jan. 20, 1929, in Topeka, Kan. He died June 5, 1996.

Other survivors include two sons, Donald Love, Overland Park, Kan., and Richard Love, Leawood, Kan.; a brother, Harold Smith, Wichita, Kan.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Spring Hill Cemetery, Whiting, Kan., with the Rev. Gene Augistine officiating.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary.

Contributions may be made to Byers Avenue United Methodist Church.

Robert Marsh

Robert R. Marsh, 72, Joplin, died at 5:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1997, at Freeman Hospital East after a short illness.

Mr. Marsh was born July 11, 1925, at West Plains. He moved to Joplin in 1949 from West Plains. He was a route salesman for Coca-Cola and Pepsi Co., Joplin. He was a salesman for the former Shank's Produce for 14 years before he retired in 1990.

He married Leveda P. Pliler in 1949 at Salem, Ark. She died May 7, 1990.

Survivors include two sons, Robert "Bob" Marsh, Joplin, and Kenneth Marsh, Stillwater, Okla.; a brother, Fred Pliler, Baxter Springs, Kan.; two sisters, Alberta Gahn, state of Oregon, and Virginia Abney, Willow Springs; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Church of God, 14th Street and Michigan Avenue. The Rev. William Rawson will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Parker Mortuary.

Pallbearers will be Mark Lynch, Gordon Myers, Kenneth Lawson, Jim Vitali, Charles Fairbanks and Marvin Shank.

Contributions may be made to Church of God, 14th Street and Michigan Avenue.

Sandy McMillen

Lawrence T. "Sandy" McMillen, 63, Joplin, died at 8:23 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, where he had been a patient one week.

Mr. McMillen was born April 20, 1934, at Stockton. He had lived in Joplin most of his life. He worked at the city market for 25 years and for Shank's Produce for several years. He was a service technician for the former TV Service Center, 21st and Main streets. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include a daughter, Karen Sue Smith, Joplin; six sisters, Kathleen Daniels, Dorothy Fannings, Ruth Adams, Mildred Pliler, Helen Bitner and Sharon Mason, all of Joplin; a brother, Charles McMillen, Joplin; and two grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today at Osborne Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. J.K. Wright will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.

Elsie Ragland

Elsie Mae Ragland, 85, Joplin, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1997, at the home of a daughter in Joplin after a long illness.

Mrs. Ragland was born Dec. 1, 1911, in the Spring City community, south of Joplin. She moved to Joplin in 1939. She was a nurse for Dr. Robert Adams and Dr. James McLaughlin for many years. She retired in 1986. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

She married Gus Cooper on Jan. 9, 1931, at Picher, Okla. He died Jan. 24, 1960. She married Levi Ragland on May 7, 1961, in Joplin. He died Dec. 2, 1976.

Survivors include a daughter, Ruby DuRall, Joplin; a sister, Ruth Kimerer, Lone Star, Texas; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Tim Stark will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.

Pallbearers will be David DuRall, Randy DuRall, David DuRall II and Randy DuRall Jr.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Parker Mortuary.

Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, in care of the funeral home.

Goldie Dowler

CASSVILLE, Mo. Goldie M. Dowler, 84, Cassville, died at 1:47 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1997, at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, after a long illness.

Mrs. Dowler was born Feb. 28, 1913, at Malden. She moved to Cassville 13 years ago from Advance. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Her husband, Jesse Dowler, died Nov. 6, 1976.

Three sons and two daughters also preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sons, Bill Dowler, Monett, and Charles Dowler, Bentonville, Ark.; four daughters, Shirley Caldwell, Galena, Mo., Carole Schrader, Monett, Dorothy Dowler and Bertha Winbery, both of Cassville; two sisters, Iva Powell and Pauline Jarrett, both of Tulare, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Morgan Funeral Home, Advance. The Rev. Eldo Baker will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Zalma.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Williamson Funeral Home, Cassville, and from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Morgan Funeral Home, Advance.

Joy Dueker

GOODMAN, Mo. Joy L. Dueker, 68, Goodman route 1, died at 10:33 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1997, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, after a short illness.

Mrs. Dueker was born Jan. 31, 1929, at Lanagan. She was a lifelong resident of the Lanagan and Goodman areas. She retired after 35 years from Hudson Foods, Noel.

She married Alton "Duke" Dueker on March 17, 1945. He survives.

Other survivors include four sons, Jon Dueker, Sulphur Springs, Ark., Don Dueker, Goodman, Steve "Pete" Dueker, Gentry, Ark., and David Dueker, Lanagan; a daughter, Christine "Tina" Bryant, Goodman; a brother, Charles Todd, Noel; a sister, Carol Ann O'Roark, Lanagan; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lanagan Cemetery. The Rev. Jarvis Spears will officiate.

Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson, where family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m.

Helen Jones

DIAMOND, Mo. Helen R. Jones, 84, Diamond, died at 8:57 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a long illness.

Mrs. Jones was born March 15, 1913, at Hepler, Kan. She lived in the Carthage area for 17 years and moved to Diamond from Moran, Kan. She retired in 1970 as a housekeeper at the former Bob Cummings Motel in Joplin. She also had worked at the Carthage Creamery and Aaron's Produce Plant at Fort Scott, Kan. She was an artist.

She was a Catholic. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary, the Moose Lodge and the Women's Bowling Association.

She married Albert M. Jones on Sept. 5, 1931, in Carthage. He died Oct. 31, 1974.

One son also preceded her in death.

Survivors include three sons, Anthony W. Jones, Michael T. Jones and Alan F. Jones, all of Lawrence, Kan.; three daughters, Patricia E. Lawson, Diamond, Alberta H. Rhodes, Moran, and Gale Nuese, Algoma, Wis.; three brothers, Bob Curry, Pat Curry and Max Curry, all of the state of California; a sister, Alice Keene, state of California; 24 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ulmer Funeral Home, Carthage. Family members will officiate.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Moran (Kan.) Cemetery.

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

Ruth Replogle

CARTHAGE, Mo. Ruth E. Replogle, 92, 429 Kansas Ave., died at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1997, at a local nursing home after a lingering illness.

Mrs. Replogle was born May 4, 1905, at Kendricktown. She lived in Carthage all her life. She was a member of Kendricktown Methodist Church.

She married Robert A. Replogle on April 6, 1924, in Carthage. He died May 18, 1996.

Survivors include two sons, Dean Replogle, Carthage, and Glenn Replogle, Reeds route 1; three sisters, JoAnn Long, Springfield, Doris Byrd, Carthage route 3, and Lorraine Buttermore, state of California; and 23 grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Park Cemetery under the direction of Knell Mortuary. The Rev. Rusty Maggard will officiate.

June Edwards

GALENA, Kan. June Delores Edwards, 83, Oklahoma City, Okla., a former Galena resident, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 13, 1997, at Southwest Medical Center, Oklahoma City, after an illness.

Mrs. Edwards was born April 24, 1914, in the Badger community, near Galena. She attended school in Badger and Galena. She had worked as a telephone operator. During the 1950s, she wrote Sunday school material for Messenger Publishing House, Joplin, Mo., and started a 30-year teaching ministry to young adults. She also wrote hundreds of songs and poems, for which she won the Golden Poet Award, and was an artist.

She moved in 1965 to Los Angeles, Calif., where she worked as chief telephone operator for Bullock's Store and Memorial Hospital, Glendale, Calif. After she returned to Kansas, she enrolled at Labette Community College, Parsons. She moved to Oklahoma City two years ago to live with her daughter. She attended Jubilee Christian Fellowship, Oklahoma City.

Her husband, Harold Edwards, preceded her in death.

One son also preceded her in death.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia "Pat" Baker, Oklahoma City, and Janice Kirk, Oswego; a brother, David Edwards, Oswego; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena. Billy Pennock, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Kingdom Campground Cemetery, west of Galena.

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

Robert Brady

MIAMI, Okla. Robert L. Brady, 77, died at 3:12 a.m. Wednesday, at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, after an illness.

Mr. Brady was born Feb. 4, 1920, at Seneca, Mo., and lived in the Seneca and Miami areas most of his life.

He retired from the B.F. Goodrich plant at Miami in 1977 after 30 years of employment. He was a farmer and an Army veteran of World War II who served from January 1942 to December 1945.

Survivors include his wife, Florence, of the home.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Janet Brady Wilson, Oklahoma City; two stepsons, Robert Kelly Hayes, state of Alaska, and Thomas Patrick Hayes, Sandpoint, Idaho; a sister, Blanche Jones, Miami; and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Seneca. The Rev. Aaron Weibel will officiate with burial in Seneca Cemetery. The body may be viewed from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. today. The casket will be closed at all times.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Northeastern Oklahoma Veterans Funeral Detail.

LeRoy Meisenburg

PICHER, Okla. LeRoy Meisenburg, 78, 200 E. 12th St., died at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1997, at Baptist Regional Medical Center, Miami, after a long illness.

Mr. Meisenburg was born Nov. 3, 1918, at Dubuque, Iowa. He had lived in Picher for 28 years, where he moved from Fond du Lac, Wis. He was a retired truck driver.

He was a member of the Christian Church, Columbus, Kan. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

He married Eileen M. Vondran on June 8, 1946, at Maquoketa, Iowa. She survives.

Additional survivors include four sons, Wayne Meisenburg and LeRoy Meisenburg, both of Malone, Wis., and John Meisenburg and Dan Meisenburg, both of Miami; four daughters, Sandy Craig, Picher, Rose Oelke, Miami, Linda Lyons, Springfield, Mo., and Mary Hinkle, Joplin, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher. The Rev. Jim Lewis will officiate.

The body will be cremated after the services. Burial will be in Baxter Cemetery, Baxter Springs, Kan.

Fern Mitchell

GROVE, Okla. Fern Hazel Mitchell, 84, Grove, died at 3:10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1997, at Grove General Hospital after a long illness.

Mrs. Mitchell was born Jan. 24, 1913, at Southwest City, Mo. She was a lifelong area resident. She was a 25-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Grove.

She married Elmer Mitchell on Dec. 23, 1931, at Sulphur Springs, Ark. He died March 6, 1985.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Mitchell, Houston, Texas, and Edward Standley, Wichita, Kan.; two brothers, Ted Woods, Gravette, Ark., and Stewart Woods, Ashland, Ore.; three sisters, Iris Ramsey and Ivy Price, both of Goodman, Mo., and Violet Schepis, Garden City, N.Y.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove. Robin Cowin, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Lee Cemetery, Noel.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Hazel Rook

MIAMI, Okla. Hazel Rook, 92, 1716 D St. S.W., died at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1997, at Baptist Regional Medical Center, Miami, after a long illness.

Mrs. Rook was born Oct. 16, 1904, at El Dorado Springs, Mo. She moved to Miami in 1925 from Picher. She also had lived in Webb City, Mo. She attended high school in Webb City and Picher. She was a member and served many years as organist of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she was director of music and choir director. She was a teacher of piano and organ and a composer of many hymns, several of which were copyrighted and published in youth hymnals.

She also attended the Restoration Brach Church of Jesus Christ in Miami.

She married Clarence Lester Rook on Dec. 20, 1920, in Miami. He died July 18, 1989.

Survivors include a son, Joe Dale Rook, Bartlesville; a granddaughter; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami. Jappie Roberson and Wayne Kirk, elders, will officiate. Burial will be in GAR Cemetery, Miami.

Pallbearers will be Roy L. Woods, Gary Reynolds, Bob Carder, Clell Craft, Logan Brown and Gary Lair.

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

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


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