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Danielle Leaine Prier 

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Danielle Leaine Prier, 17, Carthage, died Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at University Hospital in Columbia after a long illness.

Miss Prier was born Dec. 22, 1984, in Joplin to David and Karen Prier. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Carthage.

Survivors include her father and stepmother, David and Lois Prier, Carthage; her mother, Karen Dommer, Leemore, Calif.; two brothers, Bill Stockdale, Carthage, and Clint Stockdale, Joplin; three sisters, Amy Young, Carthage, Savanna Dommer, Leemore, Calif., and Nichole Monjay, Cathedral City, Calif.; paternal grandparents, Cecil and Edna Prier, Diamond; maternal grandmother, Bessie Lawless, Carthage; and maternal grandmother, Dorothy Marshall, Leemore, Calif.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15 at First United Methodist Church, Carthage. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Carthage.

Memorials are suggested to the Cystic Fibrosis Fund in care of Ulmer Funeral Home, Carthage.

Marjorie A. Whisler 

Marjorie A. Whisler, 80, Carthage, died at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at St. Luke's Nursing Home, Carthage.

Mrs. Whisler was born Sept. 27, 1921, at Carthage to William Nichols and Tillie Roux. She owned and operated Whisler's Drive Up with her husband from 1974-1990.

She married Clarence L. Whisler on Nov. 4, 1940, at Columbus, Kan., and he preceded her in death.

Survivors include a son, Charles Whisler, Racine, Wisc.; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

The body has been taken for cremation.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home, Carthage.

Grace Louise Phillips

JASPER, Mo. -- Grace Louise Phillips, 76, Jasper, died at 6 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin.

Mrs. Phillips was born Jan. 25, 1927, at Newtown, Mo., to Robert W. and Golda Mae (Johnson) Pauley. She moved to Jasper in 1947. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Jasper First Baptist Church.

She married Everett Phillips on Feb. 12, 1945, at Kansas City, Mo., and he preceded her in death on Feb. 13, 1991.

Survivors include a stepdaughter, Sue Johnson, Jasper; two brothers, Don Pauley, Chillicothe, Mo., and Jim Pauley, Trenton, Mo.; two sisters, Viola Poeschaker, Phoenix, Ore., and Mary Brown, Trenton, Mo.; three step granddaughters, Terry Rives, Jasper, Pam Oeltjen, Golden City, and Jan Johnson, Jasper; four great step grandsons, Rusty Rives, Oronogo, Casey Rives, Jasper, Gabe Oeltjen, Lockwood, and Phil Oeltjen, Golden City; two step great granddaughters, Marcy Rives and Ellie Lucas, both of Jasper; a step great-great-grandson, Brady Oeltjen, Lockwood.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Jackie Pauley, Wayne Pauley and Bobby Pauley; and one step grandson, Randy Johnson.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 17 at Weng Funeral Chapel, Jasper. Visitation will be from 10-10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Paradise Cemetery, south of Jasper.

Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home. 

Rev. Orville Boothe

GRANBY, Mo. -- The Rev. Orville Boothe, Granby, died at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at Sparks Hospital in Fort Smith, Ark.

The Rev. Boothe was born Dec. 17, 1909, at Halltown, Mo. He was a lifetime resident of the area and pastored several area churches. 

He married Clara Linder on April 30, 1928, at Carthage, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 29, 1998.

Survivors include three sons, Danny Boothe, Neosho, Paul Boothe, Blanchard, Okla., and Richard Boothe, Goodman; three daughters, Velma Clausen, Cheney, Kan., Alma Phillips, Mt. Hope, Kan., and Dorothy Adams, Greenwood, Ark.; a brother, Brad Boothe, Sarcoxie; 75 grandchildren, 75 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 18 at Granby Miracle Church, Granby. The Rev. Howard Raney of Howard Hill Assembly of God Church in Greenwood, Ark., and the Rev. Wayne Brust of Granby Miracle Church will officiate. 

Burial will be in Granby Memorial Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. tonight at Housh Funeral Home, Sarcoxie.

Don C. Mitchell

Don Carl Mitchell, 77, Carthage, died at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at his home.

Mr. Mitchell was born April 13, 1925, in rural Golden City, Mo., to McKinley Mitchell and Erma Pearl Wright. He was a mechanic at Baird Motor Company and self employed mechanic since 1961. He also farmed. He was a graduate of Carthage High School. He serviced in the U.S. Army, military police division, during World War II. He was a member of Fairview Chrstian Church, Disabled Veterans of America in Carthage. He enjoyed helping with tractor pulls.

He married Betty Paugh, on Feb. 17, 1945, in Kansas. She survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Wesley Mitchell, Springfield; Wydonna Gaddy Porath, Destin, Fla., three sisters, Joyce Harrison, Peoria, Ariz. and Wilda Pecore, Houston, Texas, Norma Dell Gleason, Independence, Mo.; five grandchildren, Kent Gaddy, Kraig Gaddy, Wendy Mitchell Brower, Chandi Mitchell DeWeerd, Dondi Mitchell Walker, and five great-grandhchildren and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, at Fairview Christian Church. Services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, at Fairview Christian Chruch. Minister David Lang will officiate. Burial will be in Fasken Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Fairview Christian Church.

John Kirk Wall

SHREVEPORT, La. - John Kirk Wall, 86, Shreveport, died at 1:40 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Wall was born to the late Hank and Marguerite Wall. He was raised in Carthage and was a 1935 graduate of Carthage High School, where he served as class president for two years. He also lived in Waterloo, Iowa. He was a 33-year member of AA. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II.

He was married to his wife, Frances Wall, for 64 years. She survives.

Additional survivors include two daughters, Patricia Hurst, Shreveport, and Sally Nehring; sister, Margaret Haynie; brother, Richard Wall, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held Feb. 10 at Riverside Church, Bossier City, La. Officiated was Brother Lee T. Jenkins.

Hebert Lane

LIBERAL, Mo. - Hebert Lane, 102, Liberal, Mo., died at 1:55 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, at Barton County Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Lane was born March 28, 1900, in Butterfield, Mo., to Albert W. and Ema Overstreet Lane. He was a dog trainer, owning Lane's Modern Kennels since 1940. He was a member of Liberal Baptist Church. At age of 80, he enrolled in art classes at Pittsburg State University.

He married Gladys A. Clark, on April 26, 1936, in Harrisonville, Mo. She preceded him in death on Feb. 1, 1999.

Survivors include two sons, David Lane, Liberal, and Larry Lane, Wichita, Kan.; two sisters, Vernice Tester, Kansas City, Kan., Lorene McClaren, Overland Park, Kan.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Nedra Lane, in August 1993, a son, Gordon Lane, on Oct. 10, 1994, and a grandson, Troy Edward Lane.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Lohmeyer-Konantz Funeral Home, Lamar. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Liberal City Cemetery.

Burials are suggested to First Baptist Church or Christian Church, both in Liberal or Liberal Park Fund.

Cecil L. Cooper

Cecil L. Cooper, 76, Carthage, died early Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at Freeman West Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Weng Funeral Chapel, Jasper.

Marcella Florence Sunderland

Marcella Florence Sunderland, 92, Carthage, died at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at Carthage Health & Rehab Center.

Mrs. Sunderland was born Feb. 13, 1911, at Bronaugh, Mo., to Clarence Trimble and Florence Lahmon. She was a lifetime area resident of the Jasper area. She was a homemaker and a farmer's wife. She retired in 1973. She was a resident of Jasper Senior Home until November 1996 when she moved to Carthage.

She was saved and baptized at what is now known as Grand Ave. Church of God. She attended the Jasper Methodist Church.

She married Jacob "Bud" Sunderland on Dec. 31, 1930, at Bud's grandfather's, William Henry Dehart Sunderland, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 22, 1985.

Survivors include a daughter, Ella Marie Leaming and her husband, Roger, Carthage; a sister, Maxine Kimsey, Grants Pass, Ore.; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Cindy Evans, five brothers and two sisters.

Private graveside services were held at 11 a.m. today with Jim Fortner, friend of the family, officiating. Burial was in Hackney Cemetery. "Amazing Grace" and "One Day At a Time" were played at the services. 

Memorials are suggested to the Marcella Sunderland Memorial in care of Ulmer Funeral Home, Carthage.

Sherry L. Girard Hutchins

Sherry L. Girard Hutchins, 55, Carthage, died at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin, after a 15-year long battle with cancer.

Mrs. Hutchins was born June 14, 1947, at San Paulo, Calif., to Adelard E. Girard and Sadie Helen Friend Girard. She owned and operated Star Lanes of Carthage for several years. She had been a resident since 1986, moving from Clinton, Mo., and Harrisonville, Mo. She also lived in Ventura, Calif., for several years.

She married Roy Hutchins, and he survives.

Other survivors include a son, Tommy Ray Hill, Lake Havasu, Ariz.; a stepson, Roy Hutchins Jr., Kenosha, Wisc.; a daughter, Michelle Smith, Carthage; a stepdaughter, Sonia Eppley, Crooksville, Ohio; a brother, Ernest Girard, Ventura, Calif.; two sisters, Janet Girard Wright, Ventura, Calif.; her mother-in-law, Juanita Hutchins, Springfield, Mo.; her sister-in-law, Georgia Ott, Ozark, Mo.; her brother-in-law, Jim Hutchins, Portland, Ore.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Hubert Hutchins.

The body has been taken for cremation. No services are planned at this time.

John D. Meador

John D. Meador, 75, Carthage, died at 5:57 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, at McCune-Brooks Hospital, Carthage.

Mr. Meador was born April 20, 1927, in Joplin to James Meador and Ruth Hanks. He retired from work at Safeway Cheese. He served in the Merchant Marines from 1944 to 1957.

Survivors include a grandson, Gary Pierce, Webb City; a granddaughter, Heather Pierce, Carthage; and a great-granddaughter, Caylee Pierce, Webb City.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Howard Meador, Orville Meador and Brownie Meador.

The body was taken for cremation. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home, Carthage.


 

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