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Paul Silva

Memorial services for Paul M. Silva, 20, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Mountain Home, Idaho, a former Joplin resident, who died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 1997, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident, will be at 6 p.m. today at Parker Mortuary,

Joplin.

The body has been cremated.

Mr. Silva was born July 15, 1977, at Tarzana, Calif.

Survivors include his wife, Angel Silva, of the home; his mother and stepfather, Vickie and Floyd Clark, Joplin; his father, Raul Silva, state of California; a brother, Victor Silva, Joplin; and his grandmother, Velma Stoffer, state of Oklahoma.

Anna Steele

Anna Vesta Steele, 83, Joplin, died at 6:16 a.m. Wednesday Aug. 27, 1997, at a local nursing home after a long illness.

Mrs. Steele was born March 13, 1914, at Carthage. She was a lifetime area resident. She was a homemaker and a member of Church of God, Joplin.

She married Kenneth L. Steele on June 11, 1932, in Joplin. He died June 3, 1969.

Survivors include two sons, Edward Steele, Joplin, and Donald Steele, Maize, Kan.; a daughter, Judy Stark, Maize; two sisters, Beulah Peeples, state of Oregon, and Margaret Taylor, state of Arizona; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary. The Rev. Louie Lowe will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the home of Edward Steele, 1327 Kentucky.

Andy Van Ostran

Charles Andrew "Andy" Van Ostran, 28, Columbia, formerly of Joplin, died at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1997, at his home after an apparent suicide.

Mr. Van Ostran was born July 23, 1969, at Chanute, Kan. He had lived a year in Columbia. He was graduated from Joplin High School and received a bachelor's degree from Missouri Southern State College. He was a paramedic and an emergency medical technician. He worked six years as a paramedic supervisor at the Newton County Emergency Medical System, Neosho; he worked four years for St. John's Regional Medical Center's Med-flight; and he worked the last year as a paramedic with the University Hospital and Physicians Ambulance Service. He also volunteered at the Missouri Lions Eye Bank, Columbia.

He was a member of Christ Community United Methodist Church, Joplin, Promise Keepers and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics.

He married Cathy Riechman on Feb. 19, 1988, at Joplin. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Cortney Andrew Van Ostran and Collin Spencer Van Ostran, of the home; a daughter, Callie Dawn Van Ostran, of the home; his parents, Charles and Betty Van Ostran, Joplin; two brothers, Stanley R. Van Ostran, Chandler, Okla., and Steven C. Van Ostran, Carbondale, Ill.; and a sister, Peggy Boyd, Campbellsburg, Ky.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Christ Community United Methodist Church. The Rev. Chris Sloan will officiate. Burial will be in Stone Cemetery, Joplin.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary, Joplin.

Pallbearers will be Steven Van Ostran, Stanley Van Ostran, Doug Boyd, Keith Wilkes, Grant Bennett and Dan McCreary.

Contributions may be made to Van Ostran Children's Savings Fund in care of Great Southern Bank, Joplin.

Mary Ann Young

Mary Ann Young, 51, Joplin, died at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center after an eight-month illness.

Mrs. Young was born Jan. 8, 1946, in Oklahoma City, Okla. She moved to Joplin in 1978 from Kansas City. She was a waitress and a cook at a number of restaurants in Joplin, including the former Diamond Head and Denny's. She was a charter member of Women of the Moose.

She married Melvin R. Young on Aug. 11, 1980, at Miami, Okla. He survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Alfred Creollo, Carterville, and Steve Creollo and Chris Creollo, both of Joplin; a stepson, Melvin Young II, Springfield, Ore.; two stepdaughters, Shannon Young, Springfield, Ore. and Connie Canoy, Joplin; her mother, Christine Adams, Whittier, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

The body will be cremated. Arrangements are pending with Parker Mortuary, Joplin.

Mary Davis

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Mary E. Davis, 92, Carthage, a former Purcell resident, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1997, at a Carthage nursing home after several years of ill health.

Mrs. Davis was born Aug. 25, 1905, at Dongola, Ill. She lived most of her life in the Purcell area. She moved to Carthage in 1970. She retired in 1970 as a nurses' aide with the Missouri State Sanitarium at Mount Vernon. She was a member of Purcell Baptist Church.

She married Benjamin Davis on Dec. 21, 1939, at Southwest City. He died Jan. 28, 1970.

Survivors include three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

One son and one daughter preceded her in death.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Friends Cemetery, Purcell. The Rev. David Thomas will officiate.

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

Contributions may be made to Purcell Baptist Church.

Muriel Garvin

NEOSHO, Mo. — Muriel C. Garvin, 83, Neosho, died at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1997, at a Neosho nursing home after a long illness.

Mrs. Garvin was born June 20, 1914, in Portage, Wis. She moved to Neosho in 1985. She was a homemaker and member of First Lutheran Church of Neosho. She was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post No. 553 of Southwest City.

Her husband, Marc R. Garvin, Neosho, survives.

There are no other immediate survivors.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Woodard-Freund-Thompson Funeral Home in Neosho. The Rev. Merrill Kluhsman will officiate. Burial will be in Peace Valley Cemetery in Anderson.

Rosa Hammontree

PINEVILLE, Mo. — Rosa May Hammontree, 89, Pineville route 1, died at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 1997, at her home after an illness.

Mrs. Hammontree was born June 1, 1908, in the state of Colorado. She moved to the Pineville area five years ago from the state of Florida.

Survivors include a brother, Sid Stalford, state of California; and four grandsons.

One son preceded her in death.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Keyes, Okla. The Rev. Harold James will officiate. Burial will be in Willow Bar Cemetery, Keyes.

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

Brad McGowan

WEBB CITY, Mo. — Bradley Kenneth "Brad" McGowan, 31, Webb City, died at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1997, from injuries sustained in a hit-and-run accident in San Antonio, Texas.

Mr. McGowan was born Dec. 8, 1965, at Claremore, Okla. He moved to Inola, Okla., in the fifth grade and was graduated in 1984 from Inola High School, where he played football and was an all-state tackle. He attended Rogers State College and was graduated in 1988 from the University of Oklahoma. He had worked in highway construction about one year.

He married Rebecca Suzan "Becky" Davis on Nov. 4, 1989, at Heavener, Okla. She survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Benjamin McGowan, of the home; a daughter, Catie McGowan, of the home; his mother, Delois McGowan, Inola; two brothers, Scott McGowan and Keith McGowan, both of Inola; and two grandmothers, Willie McGowan and Lena Rather, addresses unavailable.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Inola, Okla. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Inola.

Arrangements are under the direction of Rice Funeral Service, Claremore, Okla.

Ferne Morgan

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Ferne Morgan, 88, Carthage, died at 9:28 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1997, at McCune-Brooks Hospital after a long illness.

Mrs. Morgan was born Aug. 2, 1909, at the Prosperity community near Carthage. She was graduated from Carterville High School. She lived in Carthage, St. Louis and Arizona, then returned to Carthage around 1975. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Carthage.

She married J.L. "Si" Morgan on July 19, 1930, at Pineville. He died Aug. 7, 1980.

Survivors include two sons, J.L. "Pete" Morgan, Paradise Valley, Ariz., and Dr. Stephen Morgan, St. Louis; a brother, Jack Gladden, Carthage; three sisters, Nova McKibben and Bernice Willard, both of Joplin, and June Johnson, Marysville, Wash.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Knell Mortuary. The Rev. Rusty Maggard will officiate. Burial will be in Carterville (Mo.) Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Knell Mortuary.

Contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, Carthage.

Adrienne Pearce

WEBB CITY, Mo. — Adrienne M. Pearce, 83, 328 S. Tom St., died at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1997, at the home of her son at rural Galena, Kan., after a long illness.

Mrs. Pearce was born Jan. 6, 1914, in Sanford, Maine. She moved to Webb City in 1939. She worked as a nurse for several Webb City doctors, and the former Jane Chinn Hospital in Webb City and the Jasper County Tuberculosis Hospital. She later assisted her husband in the operation of Jay's Cleaners in Webb City. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Sacred Heart Altar Society.

She married Jay Pearce on Oct. 31, 1951, in Webb City. He survives.

Additional survivors include one son, Donald LaPanne, Galena; one brother, Sylvio Brisard, Kinnebunk, Maine; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City, with the Rev. Rick Jones officiating.

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

Elmira Shepherd

MONETT, Mo. — Elmira Elizabeth Shepherd, 85, Monett, died at 1:11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1997, at a Monett nursing home after a long illness.

Mrs. Shepherd was born July 5, 1912, at Purdy. She was a homemaker and a member of Arnhart Baptist Church, near Purdy, and Night Cereus Garden Club, Monett.

She married Roy Shepherd on May 4, 1929, at Cassville. He survives.

Other survivors include a son, Paul M. Shepherd, Neosho; two daughters, Evelyn Hardwick, Purdy, and Merelyn Windhausen, Kansas City; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Arnhart Baptist Church. The Rev. Jerry Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Arnhart Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett.

Contributions may be made to Arnhart Church or to Arnhart Cemetery, in care of the funeral home.

Bessie Simpson

NEVADA, Mo. — Bessie E. Pinkston Simpson, 76, Butler, formerly of Nevada, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1997, at Bates County Memorial Hospital, Butler, after a long illness.

Ms. Simpson was born Oct. 2, 1920, at Elsmore, Kan. She had been a lifetime resident of the Nevada and Butler areas.

Survivors include a son, Jim Jones, Lewisville, Texas; two brothers, Gene Farmer, Parsons, Kan., and Charles Farmer, Wichita, Kan.; and a grandchild.

A son preceded her in death.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Fairview Cemetery, Mildred, Kan.

Friends may call until noon Friday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

Opal Sims

CASSVILLE, Mo. — Opal Jessie Hopkins Sims, 91, Cassville, died at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1997, at a Springfield nursing home after a long illness.

Mrs. Sims was born March 20, 1906, at Cassville. She was a lifelong resident of the Corinth community near Cassville.

She was a homemaker and farmed with her husband.

She was a lifetime member of Corinth Baptist Church, near Cassville. She was a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She married Matt Bryant Sims on Oct. 3, 1925. He died Dec. 26, 1958.

Survivors include four sons, Matt Bryant Sims, Berthoud, Colo., Verlyn Carol, Memphis, Tenn., Robert Dale Sims, Aurora, Colo., and Larry Paul Sims, Derby, Kan.; two sisters, Lulah Edmondson, Cassville, and Willa Bea Smith, Long Island, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Two sons preceded her in death.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Corinth Baptist Church with the Rev. Fred Lynn officiating. Burial will be in Corinth Cemetery, near Cassville.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Sims, Jeff Sims, Jim Bryant, Max Easley, George Lebow and Bob Neeley.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Williamson Funeral Home, Cassville. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

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

Pansy Hoskins

OSWEGO, Kan. — Pansy E. Hoskins, 76, Oswego, died at 7:35 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1997, at a Baxter Springs nursing home after a short illness.

Mrs. Hoskins was born Sept. 6, 1920, at Roseland. She was a co-owner and operator of the former Hoskins Chevrolet automobile dealership at Oswego until she retired in 1978. She helped start Coral Lanes Inc., a bowling alley in Oswego. She was a member of Oswego Christian Church.

She married E. Jack Hoskins on Oct. 3, 1948, at Oswego. He died Nov. 23, 1973.

Survivors include two sons, Carl E. Hoskins, Oswego, and Jim D. Hoskins, Baxter Springs; and two granddaughters.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Oswego Cemetery. Keith Stammer will officiate.

Friends may call until 1 p.m. Friday at Murdock Funeral Home, Oswego.

Contributions may be made to the Oswego Historical Society in care of the funeral home.

Joyce Wilcox

COLUMBUS, Kan. — Joyce Ann Hildebrand Wilcox, 50, 712 S. High School St., Columbus, died at 11:54 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a sudden illness.

Mrs. Wilcox was born Jan. 4, 1947, at Columbus. She grew up and attended schools in Columbus. She was graduated in 1964 from Columbus High School.

She was a member of Faulkner Christian Church, Faulkner.

She married Fred Wilcox on Nov. 21, 1978, at Miami, Okla. He survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Leigh McWilliams, Columbus; a stepdaughter, Terri Kershaw, Columbus; two stepsons, Todd Wilcox and Dale Wilcox, both of Columbus; her mother and father, Cloyed Edward and Nadine Hildebrand, both of Columbus; and four grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Park Cemetery, Columbus, with the Rev. Dennis Castle officiating.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Murdock Funeral Home, Columbus.

Dorothy Ingram

AFTON, Okla. — Dorothy E. Ingram, 81, Afton, died Friday, Aug. 22, 1997, at a nursing home in Grove after a long illness.

Ms. Ingram was born July 7, 1916, in Afton. She had run Ken's Sport Shop in Afton and Bernice Marina at Bernice for many years.

There are no immediate survivors.

The body has been cremated.

An internment of the cremains will be at 10 a.m. today at Mount Hope Cemetery, Afton. The Rev. Ray Clanton will officiate.

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

Margaret Miller

GROVE, Okla. — Margaret Nichols Miller, 75, Grove route 1, died at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1997, at Grove General Hospital after an illness.

Mrs. Miller was born April 26, 1922, at Southwest City, Mo. After she was graduated from high school in Southwest City, she moved to Kansas City, Mo., where she lived for 20 years. She moved to Grove 20 years ago from Kansas City. She received a bachelor of science degree in nursing in 1944 from Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. She was a retired nurse and a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan K. Miller, Norman; and a brother, Eugene H. Nichols, Tampa, Fla.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Southwest City United Methodist Church. The Rev. Bob Howard will officiate. Burial will be in Southwest City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Nichols, Larry Nichols, Jim Nichols, Charles Ham and Bob Rogers.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Ozark Funeral Home, Southwest City.

Contributions may be made to Southwest City United Methodist Church or Southwest City Cemetery Association, in care of the funeral home.

William Berry

William P. "Wild Bill" Berry, 70, Banquete, Texas, formerly of Joplin, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1997, at his home after a sudden

illness. Mr. Berry was born May 6, 1927, in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was an Army veteran of World War II and owned B&B Motors in Banquete. He lived in Joplin from 1959 to 1979 and was employed by the former Triangle Oldsmobile and the former Frank Scott Motors. He was a member of the Carthage Masonic Lodge for 42 years and a member of the Al Amin Shrine Temple, Corpus Christi.

Survivors include two daughters, Beverly Jones, Joplin, and Stephnie Gladfelter, Webb City; a brother, Cecil Berry, Banquete; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Masonic graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Banquete Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 11 a.m. today at Sawyer-George Funeral Home, Corpus Christi.

Ray Frenzke

Reinhold "Ray'' Frenzke, 79, Kankakee, Ill., died Thursday, Aug. 28, 1997, at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee, after an illness.

Mr. Frenzke was born June 11, 1918, at Kankakee. He was an agent for Prudential Insurance Co. for 24 years. He also was a real estate broker.

He was affiliated with the Asbury United Methodist Church.

He married Marguerite Soucie on June 15, 1942, at St. Louis, Mo. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Bruce Frenzke, Limestone, Ill.; a daughter, Margo Sandrin, Joplin; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Schreffler Funeral Home, Kankakee. The Rev. Don Long will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens, Kankakee. Contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association.

Bill Quigg

William W. "Bill" Quigg, 65, Jefferson City, formerly of Joplin, died Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 27, 1997, at Capital Region Medical Center Southwest, Jefferson City, after a heart attack.

Mr. Quigg was born Jan. 3, 1932, in Joplin. He was graduated in 1950 from Joplin High School. He served in the Air Force from 1951 to 1955 as an interpreter in Chinese and Russian. He was awarded the Silver Star. After his service, he attended the University of Missouri at Columbia, where he received a bachelor's degree in political science and a doctorate in law degree.

He practiced law in Springfield and Jefferson City before he joined the staff of Central Bank. He was president of Central Bank for 17 years and president of its holding company, Central Bancompany Inc., for 12 years until he retired in February 1997.

He was the executive director of the Missouri Boys' State for 10 years. He was governor of Missouri Boys' State in 1949 and was the first Missourian to serve as president of Boys' Nation.

He served as president, vice president and treasurer of the Missouri Bankers Association. He served on the board of directors of the American Bankers Association.

He was the state bank representative of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors for 20 years and served as chairman of the advisory council from 1985 to 1987.

He was awarded the Most Distinguished Chairman's Award by the Missouri Bankers Association for his life-long service and dedication to the Missouri and American banking industry.

He was active in politics and in the campaigns of state and U.S. officials.

He married Shirley Gilbert on May 30, 1954, at Joplin. She survives.

Additional survivors include three daughters, Pam Henrickson and Peggy Quigg, both of Jefferson City, and Phyllis Edson, Independence, Mo.; a son, William C. Quigg, Nixa; his mother, Margaret Quigg, Joplin; three sisters, Virginia Denham and Mildred Quigg, both of Joplin, and Marilyn Davis, Raleigh, N.C.; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Jefferson City The Rev. E. Gene Rooney will officiate. Private graveside services will be at Riverview Cemetery, Jefferson City.

Friends may call at Freeman Mortuary, Jefferson City, from 4 to 7 p.m. today.

Contributions may be made to the William W. Quigg Scholarship Fund at Jefferson City High School and Helias High School in care of the funeral home.

Melba Sheets

Melba June Sheets, 62, Joplin, died at 11:37 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1997, at a local nursing home after a four-year illness.

Mrs. Sheets was born June 13, 1935, in Zenda, Kan. She had lived in Joplin the past four years, moving from Savannah, Ga. She was graduated in 1953 from Wichita North High School, Wichita, Kan. She was a homemaker.

Her husband, James Sheets, died Oct. 13, 1992.

Survivors include two sons, Eric Bauersfeld and Ehren Bauersfeld, both of Joplin; a daughter, Patty Bauersfeld, Joplin; two stepsons, Merle Sheets, San Antonio, Texas, and John Sheets, Joplin; a stepdaughter, Maria Sheets, Dallas, Texas; two sisters, Norma Jean Behrens, Bentonville, Ark., and Nancy Greenwood, Wichita; three brothers, Steve Leslie, Udall, Kan., Kenneth Leslie, Wichita, and John Leslie, state of California; and six grandchildren.

The body has been taken for cremation.

Graveside committal of the ashes will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Green Castle Cemetery, nine miles south of Clearwater, Kan. The Rev. Gaylan Hinshaw will officiate.

Rose Wright

Rose M. Wright, 60, Independence, Mo., formerly of Joplin, died at 9:08 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1997, at a Raytown nursing home after a sudden illness.

Mrs. Wright was born Nov. 19, 1936, in Joplin. She was a homemaker.

She married Virgil G. Wright. He died in 1987.

Survivors include a daughter, Kim Bolion, Lee's Summit; two sons, Butch Wright, Kansas City, Mo., and Terry Wright, Independence; three brothers, Jack Duncan, Kansas City, Jimmy Duncan, Independence, and Raymond Duncan, Blue Springs; a sister, Betty Ross, Joplin; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Kansas City.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel, Kansas City.

Lenora Dennison

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Lenora V. Dennison, Springfield, 87, died at 1:55 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 1997, at a Springfield nursing home after a one-year illness. Her stepdaughter, Imogene Kingsley, lives in Carthage.

Mrs. Dennison was born Oct. 25, 1908, at Hays, Kan. She moved to Springfield in 1976. She was a retired schoolteacher and she was a Protestant.

She married Rolla Dennison in 1973 at Wichita, Kan. He died March 31, 1989.

Survivors include a stepdaughter, Imogene Kingsley, Carthage; a grandchild; and three step-great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Sarcoxie Cemetery, the Rev. Don Peckham officiating.

Arrangments are under direction of Housh Funeral Home, Sarcoxie.

Eleanor Ison

LAMAR, Mo. —Esther "Eleanor'' Caruthers Ison, 77, Lamar, died at 5:04 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 1997, at Columbia South Hospital, Springfield, after a short illness.

Mrs. Ison was born April 4, 1920, at Holcomb, Kan. She was a homemaker who had lived in the Lamar area 36 years. She was active in the Democratic party. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Lamar.

She married Orville Mile Ison on March 15, 1946, at Lamar. He died March 25, 1991.

She survived by a son, Roger Ison, Springfield, and one grandchild.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar. The Rev. Drew Hill will officiate. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church.

Lucille Short

SOUTHWEST CITY, Mo. — Lucille F. Short, 86, Southwest City, died at 11:52 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 1997, at Gravette (Ark.) Medical Center after an illness.

Mrs. Short was born Dec. 31, 1910, at Southwest City, where she lived most of her life. She received a bachelor's degree in Business from Oklahoma Baptist University. She was a secretary for Public Services in Tulsa, Okla. She was head of medical records at hospitals in Stella, Mo., and Grove, Okla. She worked in medical records at Gravette Medical Center. She was a charter member of First Baptist Church, Southwest City, where she taught Sunday School and Bible training union.

Survivors include a son, Ronald Short, Noel; a brother, Alton Shields, Noel; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Southwest City, the Rev. Ron Long officiating. Burial will be in Southwest City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ray Dean Horton, Leroy Horton, Darrell Spillers, Larry VanCuren, Donnie Short and Ron Short.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. todayFri. at Ozark Funeral Home, Southwest City.

Harry Sprenkle

NEOSHO, Mo. — Harry S. Sprenkle Sr., 79, Neosho, died at 9:33 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 1997, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, after a long illness.

Mr. Sprenkle was born March 8, 1918, at Stella. He was a lifetime Neosho area resident. He had worked for the Gas Service Co. for 27 years in Neosho, retiring in 1973. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Cenera's Catholic Church, Neosho.

He married Nina Beatrice Stone on June 16, 1939, at Carthage. She survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Harry Sprenkle Jr., Neosho; two daughters, Kathy L. Hanes and Ann Hudson, both of Neosho; a brother, Joe Sprenkle, Ventura, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, with the Rev. John Harth officiating. Burial will be in the Hazel Green Cemetery, Boulder City.

Pallbearers will be Mike Brown, Henry Hierholzer, Mark Davis, Jerry Davis, Jonathan Davis and Rick Pruitt.

The body may be viewed after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Goldie Stevens

CARTHAGE, Mo.—Goldie Lizbeath Stevens, 77, route 2, died at 6:55 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 1997 at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a long illness.

Mrs. Stevens was born Dec. 27, 1919 in Arkansas. She moved to Carthage in 1977 from California. She was a homemaker and had worked as assistant manager of the Community Boarding Kennel in California. She attended the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Carthage.

Her husband, Steve Stevens, preceded her in death June 28, 1978.

She is survived by a son, John Stevens, Grants Pass, Ore.; two daughters, Dorothy Lovejoy and Loretta McBride, both Carthage, five brothers, Claudie Bryson, Edward Bryson, Bud Bryson, John Bryson and Ernest Bryson, all of the state of California; four sisters, Edna Jean, Louise, Eula Mae and Pearlie Mae (last names unavailable) all of the state of California; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Private family services will be held later. Arrangements are under direction of the Ulmer's Funeral Home, Carthage.

Bob Carlson

COLUMBUS, Kan. — Robert D. "Bob" Carlson, 64, 323 W. Maple St., Columbus, died at 3:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 1997, at his home after a sudden illness.

Mr. Carlson was born Nov. 27, 1932, at Columbus. He lived his entire life in Columbus. He attended schools there and graduated from Cherokee County Community High School at Columbus in 1950.

He worked for the Columbus Post Office from 1960 until his retirement in 1982.

He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was a member of the First Christian Church, Columbus. He was a member of the American Legion Keith Reeves Post No. 3, Columbus.

He married Nancy Stephens on June 20, 1953, at Columbus. She survives.

Other survivors include three daughters, Debbie Welch, Cathy Heflin and Cindy Johnson, all of Columbus; two sisters, Betty Meeker, Coffeyville, and Hazel Kresyman, rural Columbus; and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Murdock Funeral Home, Columbus, with the Rev. Garland Bohn officiating. Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Columbus. Military graveside services will be performed by the American Legion Keith Reeves Post No. 3.

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

Frances Danel

GIRARD, Kan. — Frances Danel, 85, 950 W. St. John, died at 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 1997, at Hospital District #1, Girard after a long illness.

Mrs. Danel was born Nov. 30, 1911, in Mulberry, Kan. She moved with her family to Capaldo, Kan., as a child. She moved to Baxter Springs in 1935 and in 1941 moved to Muskogee, Okla. In 1946 she moved to Pittsburg, living there until moving to Girard two years ago. She was a member of College Heights United Methodist Church, Pittsburg, and the Ladies' Auxiliary of the U.T.U., Muskogee.

She married Walter C. "Red" Danel on Aug. 17, 1935, in Pittsburg. He died Sept. 14, 1988.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter.

There are no immediate survivors.

Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Friskel Funeral Home, Frontenac, with the Rev. Verl Strong officiating. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Muskogee.

Friends may call after 10 a.m. todayFri at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today.

Contributions may be made to the College Heights United Methodist Church Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.


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