Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Veda Briley
Veda Briley, 65, 3105 E. 13th St., died at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, June 30, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center after a short illness. Mrs. Briley was born Oct. 30, 1930, in Seymour, Mo. She was a member of the Villa Heights Christian Church. She was a homemaker and Sunday school teacher at Villa Heights for 30 years. She was a Brownie leader and a volunteer for a parent-teacher organization. She married Jerry Briley on June 14, 1958, in Carthage. He survives. Additional survivors include a son, Mark Briley, Joplin; a daughter, Terri Wesensee, Joplin; a brother, Charles Holiman, Springfield; two sisters, Mary Lou Goss, Seymour, and Betty Holiman, Springfield. Graveside services will be at 11 p.m. Wednesday at Ozark Memorial Park. Minister Chet Shaw will officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today Tuesdayat Mason-Woodard Mortuary. Contributions may be made to the Villa Heights Christian Church Youth.

Elizabeth Cooper
Elizabeth Anna Cooper, 84, CushingSTET, Okla., a former Joplin resident, died Sunday, June 30, 1996, at a Cushing nursing home after a long illness. Mrs. Cooper was born Feb. 24, 1912, at Greenfield. She had lived from 1927 to 1987 in Joplin, moving to Cushing. She was a homemaker and a Pentecostal. She married Edgar Haywood Cooper on May 8, 1930, in Joplin. He died in April 1979. Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Castle, Joplin, and Susie Wade, CarneySTET, Okla.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fairview Cemetery, Joplin. The Rev. Alan Patterson will officiate. Pallbearers will be Eric Wade, Ray Wade, Greg Wilson, Roger Brewer, Jim Atwell and Henry SabrsulaSTET. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Mason-Woodard Mortuary.

Lela Danhakl
Lela Mae Danhakl, 91, Joplin route 3, died at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, June 30, 1996, at a local nursing home after a short illness. Mrs. Danhakl was born June 23, 1905, at Boss. She lived in Joplin most of her life. She was a homemaker and a Christian. She married Ernest Albert Danhakl in 1927 at Joplin. He died in 1963. Survivors include two sons, Albert Danhakl and Ralph Danhakl, both of Joplin; a daughter, Virginia Bennett, Joplin; a brother, James Moss, Oelwein, Iowa; a sister, Lenora Reed, Joplin; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Fairview Cemetery, Joplin. Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary.

Ollie Allen
CASSVILLE, Mo. ... Ollie Marie Allen, 90, Cassville, died at 9:28 a.m. Monday, July 1, 1996, at her daughter's home in Cassville, after a short illness. Mrs. Allen was born Jan. 11, 1906, at Havana, Ark. She lived in Sarcoxie from May 1990 to April 1995, moving to Cassville. She was a homemaker and a Protestant. She married William Edward Allen on Dec. 8, 1924, in the state of Arkansas. He died Nov. 20, 1969. Survivors include three sons, Clarence Allen, Tecumseh, Okla., Leslie Allen, Manteca, Calif., and Lonnie Allen, Greenwood, Miss.; five daughters, Lavoy Bernard, Sarcoxie, Jerri McNeil, Purdy, Geneva Richardson, Stockton, Calif., and Bonnie McGlothlan and Shirley Bratten, both of Cassville; 28 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Housh Funeral Home, Sarcoxie. The Rev. Steve Higgs will officiate. Burial will be in Sarcoxie Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Martha Barksdale
MONETT, Mo. ... Martha Barksdale, 71, Monett, died at 8:20 a.m. Sunday, June 30, 1996, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a long illness. Mrs. Barksdale was born May 27, 1925, at Anguilla, Miss. She had lived since 1979 in Monett. She was a homemaker and a member of Berwick Presbyterian Church, near Pierce City. Survivors include four sons, Herman S. Flanagan, Ronald Flanagan and Donald Flanagan, all of Waller, Texas, and Louis Flanagan, Monett; a daughter, Mary Francis, Houston, Texas; two sisters, Lady Elaine Miles, Delta, La., and Shirley Barksdale, Yazoo City, Miss.; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Berwick Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Dennis Burge will officiate. Burial will be in Berwick Cemetery, near Pierce City. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Lakin Funeral Home, Pierce City.

John Burkholder
CARTHAGE, Mo. ... John William Burkholder, 86, Lake Forest, Calif., formerly of Carthage, died at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 23, at a Lake Forest nursing home after a long illness. Mr. Burkholder was born March 9, 1910, in Jasper County. He worked for Atlas Powder Co. in Joplin and Wilmington, Del. He retired in 1968 and moved to California. He married Kathryn Yanke in 1940, in the state of California. She died in 1981. Survivors include a son, John William Burkholder Jr., Mission Viejo, Calif.; a daughter, Kay Milius, Los Angeles, Calif.; two sisters, Nancy Macy, Neosho, and Juanita Lawson, Joplin; and three grandchildren. The body has been cremated. The family held private memorial services. Arrangements were under the direction of Ray Family Mortuary, San Clemente, Calif.

Andrew Burton
MONETT, Mo. ... Andrew G. Burton, 50, Monett, died at 10:50 a.m. Sunday, June 30, 1996, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a long illness. Mr. Burton was born July 31, 1945, at Neosho. He was a welder for Country Flame Inc., Mount Vernon. Survivors include his wife, Luetta Askins; two daughters, Annie McCracken, Denver, Colo., and Sarah Burton, of the home; his stepfather, W.C. Jones, Parsons, Kan.; three brothers, Ed Burton, Anderson, Dean Burton, Lansing, Kan., and Earl Jones, Parsons; six sisters, Janie Abeyta, New Orleans, La., Erma Redfern, Arma, Kan., Christine Owens and Sarah Burton, both of Newton, Kan., Fredaline Kelsey, Minneapolis, Minn., and Ettabelle Neil, Parsons; two grandchildren; and a step-grandchild. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sparks Cemetery, east of Butterfield. The Rev. Bill Banks will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Williamson Funeral Home, Cassville. Contributions may be made to the Sarah Burton Education Fund, in care of the funeral home.

Francis Goddard Sr.
NEVADA, Mo. ... Francis Ivan ``Red'' Goddard Sr., 78, Nevada, died at 7:48 a.m. Monday, July 1, 1996, at Nevada Regional Medical Center after a short illness. Mr. Goddard was born Aug. 21, 1917, at Richards, where he was raised. He farmed 26 years for Dave and Inez Todd near Walker. He later worked as a mechanic for Richardson Motor Co., Nevada, and Frank McDaniel Nevada Dodge for many years. He served in the Navy Seabees during World War II. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ralph Bobbet Post No. 2175. He married Buelah Gladys Higgins on June 8, 1940, at Fort Scott, Kan. She died June 4, 1996. Survivors include a son, J.R. Goddard, Nevada; a daughter, Charlene Goddard, Nevada; four brothers, Donal Goddard and Earnest E. Goddard, both of Richards, William Goddard, Topeka, Kan., and Joe Goddard, Springfield; three sisters, Maxine Burnett, Fort Scott, Dorothy Anderson, Redfield, Kan., and Joan Cook, Lecompton, Kan.; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Burial will be in Moore Cemetery, Nevada. Friends may call until 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Vernon County Cancer Relief.

Roy Golden
SENECA, Mo. ... Roy Allen Golden, 56, Everton, formerly of Seneca, died at 9:10 a.m. Monday, July 1, 1996, at his sister's home in rural Seneca after a long illness. Mr. Golden was born April 2, 1940, in Newton County. He was a 1958 graduate of Seneca High School. He was a driver for Greyhound Bus Lines from 1968 to 1995 and worked for the American Walnut Co., Kansas City, Mo., from 1992 to 1994. He worked for BFI Medical Services, Springfield, from 1994 to 1995. He married Judy Brannan on Aug. 12, 1986. She survives. Additional survivors include a son, Jack Dean Golden, Seneca; a daughter, Robin Kay Johnson, Diamond; a stepson, Shawn Bateman, Springfield; a stepdaughter, Chasity Bateman, Nixa; two brothers, Charles Golden, Davenport, Okla., and Ray Golden, Grove, Okla.; six sisters, Juanita Cox, Pauline Brownen, Loretta Turley and Barbara Fisher, all of Seneca, Ruth Yeakey and Lavonne Johnson, both of Joplin; six grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Swars Prairie Church of Christ, south of Seneca. Darrell Fisher will officiate. Burial will be in Swars Prairie Church of Christ Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bill Nichols and nephews. The family will be at the home of John Turley, 4504 Redbud Lane, Seneca. Arrangements are under the direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca. Contributions may be made to Hospice at either St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, or St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, in care of the funeral home.

Chester Newell
LAMAR, Mo. ... Chester Marvin Newell, 89, a former Lamar resident, died at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, June 30, 1996, at a Greenfield nursing home after a long illness. He was born Nov. 23, 1906 in Lamar. He had lived in Barton County most of his life. He married Mable Marie Malone Jan. 9, 1932 at Lamar. She died March, 12, 1982. Mr. Newell had been an insurance broker and real estate broker. He was a former Rotary Club member. There are no immediate survivors. The body has been cremated and no services are to be held. Arrangements are under direction of the Daniel Funeral Home. Burial will be in Paradise Cemetery, south of Jasper.

Kayla Pendergrass
AURORA, Mo. ... Kayla Dawn Pendergrass, 2-month old daughter of Matthew Dean Pendergrass and Christine Musik, both of Aurora, died at 11 p.m. Sunday, June 30, 1996, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a short illness. She was born April 3, 1996, at Springfield. Additional survivors include her paternal grandmother, Joy Pendergrass, Aurora; paternal grandparents, Calvin and Charlotte Pendergrass, Aurora; maternal grandparents, Robert and Mildred Musik, Aurora; and paternal great-grandmother, Salina Park, Aurora. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, Aurora. The Rev. Peter Morciniec will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora.

Lois Ross
JASPER, Mo. ... Lois Marie Vonier Ross, 58, Lee's Summit, formerly of Jasper, died Sunday morning, June 30, 1996, at St. Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, Mo., after an apparent heart attack. Mrs. Ross was born Feb. 1, 1938, in Jasper. She was a 1955 graduate of Golden City High School. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Tom Ross; two sons, Tom Ross Jr. and Duke Ross, both of Lee's Summit; two daughters, Debbie Smith, Lee's Summit, and Sandy Seitz, Mount Vernon; three brothers, Maurice Vonier and Jerry Vonier, both of Jasper, and Howard Vonier, Grove; a sister, Rita Branson, Beggs, Okla.; and a step-sister, Maurine Vonier, Jasper. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit. The Rev. Hubert Neth will officiate. Burial will be in Lee's Summit Cemetery. Contributions may be made the Ararat Shrine Hospital Fund.

Ilagene Swanson
NEOSHO, Mo. ... Ilagene Swanson, 80, 811 Walnut Drive, died at 3:20 a.m. Monday, July 1, 1996, at Freeman West, Joplin, after a short illness. Mrs. Swanson was born Sept. 21, 1915, at Alvord, Texas. She moved to Neosho in 1957, to Tulsa, Okla., in 1962 and returned to Neosho in 1965. She moved to Bella Vista, Ark., in 1979 and returned to Neosho in 1981. She worked as a sales clerk for 12 years at McGinty's department store, Neosho. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Neosho, the Fortnightly Study Club and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her husband, Harry Swanson, died in 1981. Survivors include three sons, Gene Swanson and Jerry Swanson, both of Tulsa, and David Swanson, Champaign, Ill.; a daughter, Cindy Camerer, Neosho; a sister, Nadine O'Reilly, of the home; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. The body was cremated. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Clark Funeral Chapel, Neosho. The Rev. Clement Graham will officiate. Burial will be at IOOF Cemetery, Neosho.

Billie Beagles
GALENA, Kan. ... Billie A. Beagles, 74, Galena, died at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 30, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., after a short illness. Mrs. Beagles was born Nov. 11, 1921, at Cardin, Okla. She lived in Galena for about 19 years, moving from Webb City. She was a bus driver for the Columbus School District and an Episcopalian. She was a member of the Webb City Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 204. Survivors include a son, Cecil L. Blankenship, Grapevine, Texas; a daughter, Debra Jean Baggett, Joplin; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. The body will be cremated. Private family memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City.

George Davis Sr.
MIAMI, Okla. ... George L. Davis Sr., 69, Miami, died at 12:03 p.m. Friday, June 28, 1996, at Baptist Regional Medical Center after a long illness. Mr. Davis was born Dec. 20, 1926, at Vinita. He was a minister for 48 years. He was a minister for Independent Holiness Church and at Assembly of God Churches, working from the east to west coast. He was a gospel song writer and a poet. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Davis; four sons, James E. Davis, Riverdale, Calif., Robert D. Davis, George L. Davis Jr., and Michael E. Davis, all of Seneca; a daughter, Lenora Ruth Stephens, Thiells, N.Y.; two brothers, John D. Davis, Visalia, Calif., and Danny Davis, Anderson, Calif.; two sisters, Ruth Ann Dunn, Merced, Calif., and Faye Wilburn, Napa Valley, Calif.; 19 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First Assembly of God Church, Jay. The sons will officiate. Burial will be in Nose Ridge Cemetery, Topsy. Arrangements are under the direction of Hinderliter-Woodard Funeral Service, Jay.

Nancy Guess
JAY, Okla. ... Nancy Ann Proctor Guess, 62, died at 11:57 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 1996, at the Grand Lake Villa, Grove, after a long illness. Mrs. Guess was born Dec. 27, 1933, at Kenwood, Okla. She was a full-blooded member of the Cherokee Tribe and lived all her life in Delaware County. She was a member of Piney Baptist Church, near Jay. She was a homemaker. She married David Guess on Feb. 15, 1968, in Delaware County. He survives. Additional survivors include three sons, Larry Grass, Raymond Guess, and Nathan Guess, all of Jay; three daughters, Beverly Hansen and Michelle Guess, both of Jay; and Rueberta Berry, Ketchum, Okla.; two sisters, Maggie Alberty, Tulsa, Okla., and Mary Jane Sharp, Jay; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Piney Baptist Church. The Rev. Albert Robins and the Rev. Larry Prichett will officiate. Burial will be in Jumper Cemetery, Jay. Pallbearers will be Charlie Sharp, Glen Tolle Sr., Jeff Berry, Adam Wolfe, Brad Little, Wayne Horton and Bobby Wickliffe. Visitation will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Jay.

Joe Mouse
OAKS, Okla. ... Joe V. Mouse, 50, Oaks, died at 9:25 a.m. Monday, July 1, 1996, at Hastings Hospital, Tahlequah, after a long illness. Mr. Mouse was born Nov. 1, 1945, at Colcord. He moved to the Jay area 50 years ago. He was a chicken catcher for Simmons Foods, Jay, and a member of Twin Oaks Baptist Church, Kansas, Okla. His wife, Sarah Jane Mouse, died in 1993. Survivors include four sons, Joe Mouse Jr., John Mouse, Melvin Mouse and Luke Mouse, all of Oaks; two daughters, Treasa Mouse and Loretta Rutherford, both of Colcord; three brothers, Wayne Mouse and Floyd Mouse, both of Colcord, and Randy Mouse, Gravette, Ark.; three sisters, Ann Foreman, Gore, Rosie Roberts and Shirley Jones, Colcord; and a grandson. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hinderliter-Woodard Funeral Service, Jay. The Rev. Chuck Glass and the Rev. Louis Ross will officiate. Burial will be in Dry Creek Cemetery, Kenwood. Pallbearers will be Wayne Mouse, Floyd Mouse, Randy Mouse, Steve Dozier, Robby Shaffer, Jason Rutherford and Stan Adams. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lee Roy Murphy
JAY, Okla. ... Lee Roy Murphy, 65, Jay route 1, died at 9:23 a.m. Monday, July 1, 1996, at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, after a long illness. Mr. Murphy was born June 4, 1931, in Apache, Okla. He had resided in the Jay/Grove area since about 1990, moving from the state of California. He had worked in heavy construction. Surviving are his wife, Velma Murphy; five sons, Rocky Murphy, Seattle, Wash., Billy Jack Murphy, Miami, Lee Roy Murphy Jr., Kansas City, Lee Roy ``J.R.'' Murphy Jr., Cape Girardeau, and John Allen Murphy, Houston, Texas; four daughters, Shawna Murphy, state of Georgia, Linda Scott, address unknown, and Laura Murphy and Cheryl Murphy, both of Marysville, Calif.; four brothers, Delvin Murphy, Rio Linda, Calif., Earl Murphy, Grove, Okla., and Larry Murphy and Tom Murphy, both of Anderson; two sisters, Lois Bounds, Jay, and Judy Philpott, Noel, Mo.; and 15 grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Exciting Living Word Fellowship Church, Anderson, with the Rev. Haskell Martin officiating. Burial will be in Lanagan Cemetery, Lanagan, Mo. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today.

Clint Price
MIAMI, Okla. ... H.C. ``Clint'' Price, 78, Hemet, Calif., a former Baxter Springs resident, died at 12:35 p.m. Friday, June 28, 1996, at a Riverside, Calif., nursing home after an illness. Mr. Price was born Jan. 1, 1918, at the Five Mile area, southeast of Baxter Springs, Kan. He was raised in the Five Mile area and he had also lived in Baxter Springs. He had lived a few years in Hemet, moving from Carmichael, Calif. He was a carpenter. He married Louise Pierce in 1974 in Inglewood, Calif. She survives. Additional survivors include two daughters, Barbara Schroder, Fullerton, Calif., and Kim Vachon, West Warwick, R.I.; a son, Ron Price, Chino, Calif.; two stepsons, Jim Pierce, Long Beach, Calif., and Mike Pierce, Folsom, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Janet Villaverde, Riverside, Calif., and Debbie Nord, Santa Rosa, Calif.; two sisters, Audrey Marsh and Imogene Hopkins, both of Baxter Springs; 18 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Cypress, Calif. Bruce Ballast and Don Klopp, both pastors, will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Rosecrans Mortuary, Paramount, Calif.

Clyde Reefe
PICHER, Okla. ... Clyde Reefe, 84, Picher, died at 12:30 a.m. Monday, July 1, 1996, at a local nursing home after a short illness. Mr. Reefe was born July 24, 1911, at Garfield, Kan. He lived in the Picher area most of his life. He was a retired lead and zinc miner. He married Alicia Lee on June 1, 1962, at Loveland, Colo. She died Jan. 24, 1981. Survivors include a daughter, Janice Wyatt, Pauma Valley, Calif.; four stepsons, James Dale Edens, Picher, Everett Lee Edens, Peabody, Kan., Vern Eugene Eden, address unavailable, and Robert Daniel Edens, Conway, Ark.; three stepdaughters, Helen Marie Clark, Wichita, Kan., Laura Mae Berry, Miami, Okla., and Hazel Dean Collins, state of Missouri; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements are pending with Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher.

John Stokes Jr.
MIAMI, Okla. ... John C. Stokes Jr., 66, Miami, died Sunday morning, June 30, 1996, at his home after a long illness. Mr. Stokes was born Nov. 10, 1929, at Alicia, Ark. He graduated from Miami High School and lived most of his life in the Miami area. He worked several years as a toll-booth attendant on the Will Rogers Turnpike. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Miami Lodge No. 147 AF&AM, all in Miami. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. Survivors include a son, Mitchell Stokes, Poway, Calif.; three stepsons, Roger Walker, stationed with the Navy at Virginia Beach, Va., Ray Walker, Wichita Falls, Texas, and Pat Walker, Springfield, Mo.; three stepdaughters, Becky Gariglietti, Arma, Kan., Gale Miller, Wharton, Texas, and Loretta Wilcox, Joplin, Mo.; three sisters, Gloria Sue Fields, Lake Stevens, Wash., Jean Epps, Mill Creek, Wash., and Dora Phelps, Seattle, Wash.; 11 stepgrandchildren; and four great-stepchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami. Burial will be in GAR Cemetery, Miami.


 

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