Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Mary Lou Bunn
Memorial services for Mary Lou ``Bunnie'' Bunn, 67, Springfield, a former Joplin resident who died June 16, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Clear Creek Cemetery, west of Springfield. Nephews will conduct the services. Arrangements are under direction of Greenlawn North Funeral Home, Springfield.

Mabel DeGraffenreid
Mabelstet L. DeGraffenreid,stet 78, 102 E. Second St., died at 11 a.m. Friday, June 28, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. Mrs. DeGraffenreid was born March 7, 1918, in rural Webb City. She moved to Joplin in 1936. She worked several years in food service for the Joplin R-8 School District. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and Temple No. 95, Order of the Eastern Star, Joplin. She married Bill J. DeGraffenreid on Feb. 14, 1936, in Newton County. He died May 12, 1978. Survivors include a son, Martin ``Marty'' DeGraffenreid, Greenfield; a daughter, Doris Ann Wilson, Fort Myers, Fla.; a sister, Ruby Stringer, Hawkins, Texas; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Arrangements are pending with Parker Mortuary.

Annie Long
Annie Long, 91, 1102 Jefferson Ave., died at 1 a.m. Friday, June 28, 1996, at her home after a long illness. Mrs. Long was born July 24, 1904, in Christian County. She moved to Reeds in 1937. She moved to the home of her daughter in Joplin in December 1994. She was a Baptist. She married Jake S. Long on July 29, 1920, at Mount Vernon. He died June 12, 1986. Survivors include a son, Earl Long, Sarcoxie; a daughter, Lucille Sanders, Joplin; two sisters, Laverne Smith and Hester Cole, both of Carthage; 18 grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Knell Mortuary, Carthage. The Rev. Sam Carper will officiate. Burial will be in Reeds Cemetery, Reeds.

Cary Miller
Carystet Don Miller, 43, Joplin, died Thursday, June 27, 1996, at his home after a long illness. Mr. Miller was born Aug. 17, 1952, at Arkansas City, Kan. He was raised in Arkansas City and Wichita, Kan. He was a 1968 graduate of Wichita East High School. He owned and operated A.C. Sales and Service of Joplin. He was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church, Wichita. Survivors include a son, Kindtstet Jack Miller, Joplin; two daughters, Mary June Hayes and Crystal Dawn Miller, both of Wichita; his mother and stepfather, June and Harold Vogt,stet Wichita; his father, Alvin Miller, Arkansas City; a brother, K. Kent Miller, Wichita; and a granddaughter. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. today at Grace Presbyterian Church, Wichita. Burial will be at 5 p.m. today in Riverview Cemetery, Arkansas City. Arrangements are under direction of Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home, Arkansas City. Contributions may be made to the homeless fund at Grace Presbyterian Church, Wichita.

Dorothy Murdock
Dorothy E. Murdock, 78, Houston, Texas, a former Joplin area resident, died Tuesday, June 18, 1996, at St. Joseph Hospital, Houston, after a long illness. Mrs. Murdock was born July 29, 1917, in Joplin. She was a former resident of Galena, Kan. She had worked as a bookkeeper at Jones Brothers Construction Co. in Joplin and at Kettle's Restaurant in Houston. She was member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Houston. Her husband, Howard Murdock, died in 1974. Survivors include a daughter, Diane Nichols, Houston; a son, Robbstet Murdock, Encinitas,stet Calif.; two sisters, Norma Glades, Joplin, and Mary Jones, Enon,stet Ohio; three brothers, Paul Langford, Lexington, Ky., Stephen Langford, Galena, and Leon Langford, Pittsburgh, Pa.; and four grandchildren. Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, June 21, at Holy Rosary Church, Houston. Burial was in Veterans National Cemetery, Houston. Arrangements were under direction of Earthman Fannin Chapel and Mortuary, Houston.

Nellie Chaldecott
NEVADA, Mo. Nellie Vie Thompson Chaldecott, 80, Nevada, died Wednesday night, June 26, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. Mrs. Chaldecott was born June 24, 1916, at Dodge City, Kan. She moved to Nevada in 1970. She had worked as a nurse's aide at Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City; as a beautician in Kansas City for 15 to 20 years; as manager of the Bunny Bread Store in Nevada for many years; and at the former Nevada State Hospital from 1974 until retiring in 1978. She married Lawrence Chaldecott on June 28, 1942, at Kansas City. He died May 17, 1978. Survivors include a daughter, Nadine Brower, Nevada; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. The Rev. A.D. Hawes will officiate. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday in Evergreen Cemetery, Cameron. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may call until 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Carl Cole
CARTHAGE, Mo. Carl F. Cole, 76, 1223 Prospect Ave., died at 8:55 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 1996, at McCune-Brooks Hospital after a long illness. Mr. Cole was born July 3, 1919, at Harrison, Ark. He lived in Carthage most of his life. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He worked for the former Farmers Chemical Co., Galena, Kan., and later at Schreiber Food Inc., Carthage. He had been retired for several years. He married Hester Mills on Sept. 21, 1941, in Carthage. She survives. Other survivors include two sons, Larry Cole and Darrell Cole, both of Carthage; two daughters, Connie Hoggle and Brenda Lee, both of Carthage; two brothers, Jack Cole and Kenneth Cole, both of Carthage; four sisters, Ruth Osborn and Alice Guinn, both of Carthage, Pearl Osborn, Sarcoxie, and Mary Massen, Hopkinsville, Ky.; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Reeds Cemetery, Reeds. The Rev. Sam Carper will officiate. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the home, 1223 Prospect Ave. Arrangements are under direction of Knell Mortuary, Carthage.

Iva Johnston
LAMAR, Mo. Iva A. Johnston, 85, formerly of 1703 Gulf St., died at 10:55 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a long illness. Mrs. Johnson was born Aug. 4, 1910, at Holton, Kan. She moved to Lamar in 1965 and to a Joplin nursing home in December 1995. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Lamar. She was a homemaker. She married Ralph N. Johnston on Aug. 4, 1931, at Holton. He preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Frank R. Johnston, Topeka, Kan., and John Johnston, Lamar; two daughters, Betty Beard and Glenda Pugh, both of Joplin; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Park Cemetery, Carthage. The Rev. Drew Hill will officiate. Arrangements are under direction of Knell Mortuary, Carthage.

Lema Loddewig
GREENFIELD, Mo. Lemastet Evelyn Hollingsheadstet Loddewig,stet 90, Merriam, Kan., a former Greenfield resident, died at 8 a.m. Friday, June 28, 1996, at a nursing home in Merriam after a short illness. Mrs. Loddewig was born Aug. 19, 1905, at Hoberg. She moved to Merriam two years ago from Greenfield. She was a homemaker and formerly was a cook at Coky'sstet Restaurant in Golden City. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Her husband, John D. Hollingshead, died July 20, 1964. Her second husband, Gus Loddewig, died Aug. 7, 1984. Survivors include a son, Julesstet Hollingshead, Merriam; and a brother, Othelstet Tubbs, Warren, Ore. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church, Golden City. The Rev. Charles DeArcystet will officiate. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery, Golden City. Arrangements are under direction of Lohmeyer-Konantz Funeral Home, Lamar.

Lottie Martin dies at age 103
ASBURY, Mo. Lottie Mae Martin, 103, Asbury, died at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 1996, at her home after a two-month illness. Mrs. Martin was born Dec. 11, 1892, near Avery in Benton County. She lived in Asbury most of her life. She was a homemaker. She was a 75-year member of Asbury Baptist Church. She married Floyd E. Martin on July 5, 1916, at Warsaw. He died Jan. 13, 1968. Survivors include a daughter, Frances Martin, of the home; a son, John Lee Martin, Oronogo route 1; a brother, Eldon L. Breshears, Port Hadlock, Wash.; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Asbury Baptist Church. The Rev. David Shumaker and the Rev. Montie Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Purcell. Pallbearers will be Tom Martin, Eric Martin, Montie Martin, Perry Goodson, Steve Goodson and Phil Goodson. Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home, Webb City. Contributions may be made to New Hope Hospice in Joplin.

George Parmley
PIERCE CITY, Mo. George H. Parmley, 88, Pierce City, died at 10:10 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 1996, at Cox Medical Center-South, Springfield, after a long illness. Mr. Parmley was born July 11, 1907, in Newton County. He was a lifetime area resident. He was a retired farmer. His wife, Irene Parmley, died in 1975. Survivors include a son, Ben Parmley, Pierce City; three sisters, Ethel York, Ella Folkerson and Jaunitastet Williams, all of Newtonia; two brothers, Johnnystet Parmley, Wyandotte, Okla., and Joe Parmley, Seneca; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Lakin Funeral Home, Pierce City. Charles Canadystet will officiate. Burial will be in Berwick Cemetery, near Pierce City. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Sydney Thurlo
WEBB CITY, Mo. Sydney Nicole Thurlo, daughter of Brandon and Denise Thurlo, Webb City, was stillborn at 8:25 a.m. Friday, June 28, 1996, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin. Additional survivors include a sister, Lynna Thurlo, Webb City; paternal grandparents, Larry and Patricia Thurlo, Webb City; paternal great-grandparents, Wallace and Doris Thurlo, Webb City; and a great- grandmother, Berniece Ramer, Dallas, Texas; Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Carterville Cemetery. John Koehler, minister, will officiate. Arrangements are under direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin.

Eda Ferlo
SCAMMON, Kan. Edastet Ferlo,stet 82, Scammon route 2, died at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., after two years ill health. Mrs. Ferlo was born May 16, 1914, in the state of Kansas. She moved to rural Scammon in 1937. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Roseland Senior Citizens and the American Association of Retired Persons. She married Brunostet John Ferlo on April 10, 1937, at Girard. He died Jan. 31, 1977. Survivors include a son, Louis Ferlo, Merriam; a daughter, Norma Bennett, Fair Oaks, Calif.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Weir. The Rev. Mike Henderson will officiate. Burial will be in Hosey Hill Cemetery, Weir. Friends may call after noon Sunday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday. The family will be at the family home after noon Sunday. Contributions may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation, in care of the funeral home.

Harry Leverich
BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. Harry W. Leverich,stet 83, 1907 Lincoln Ave., died at 11:22 a.m. Friday, June 28, 1996, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, Mo., after a long illness. Mr. Leverich was born March 22, 1913, at Granby, Mo. He was a lifetime area resident. He was a machinist and miner. He retired in 1980 from Kipps-Roberts at Miami, Okla. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Baxter Springs. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a Navy Seabee at Iwo Jima. He married Ann Godfrey on Sept. 11, 1937, at Joplin. She survives. Additional survivors include a son, Steve Leverich, of the home; three brothers, Charles Leverich, Skokie, Ill., Claude ``Bud'' Leverich, Pittsburg, and George Leverich, Tucson, Ariz.; and five sisters, Margaret Taylor, Port Saint Lucie,stet Fla., Jean Kupchin,stet Lenexa, Kan., Colleen Nance, Kingsville, Mo., Alleenestet Gross, Columbia, Md., and Joan Young, Irving, Texas. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Derfelt's Baxter Chapel, Baxter Springs. The Rev. Fred Dycus will officiate. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Galena. The family will be at the family home.

Florence Glenn
MIAMI, Okla. Florence R. Glenn, 96, formerly of 1310 B St. N.W., died at 9:50 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 1996, at Baptist Regional Health Center after a long illness. Mrs. Glenn was born July 14, 1899, in Logan County, Indian Territory. Since 1936, she had lived in Fairland, Miami and the Ottawa community. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Commerce. She married Harry Glenn on April 12, 1917, at Guthrie. He died April 8, 1978. Survivors include a daughter, Edith Holt, Miami; two sons, Lloyd Glenn, Fairland, and Leo Glenn, Commerce; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-stepgrandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. The family will be at the home of Edith Holt, 1309 B St. N.W. Arrangements are pending with Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami.

Wyatt Oglesbee
GROVE, Okla. Wyatt Irwin Oglesbee, 81, Grove, died at 8:50 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, 1996, at Northwest Memorial Hospital, Houston, Texas, after a long illness. Mr. Oglesbee was born Feb. 14, 1915, at Carrollton, Mo. He moved from Kansas City, Mo., to Grove in 1976. He was a supervisor at an overhaul base for Trans World Airlines. He was the 38th employee hired by TWA, and he worked for the company for 35 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Grove and the American Legion. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corps. He married Helen Wallis on June 11, 1938, at Carrollton. She survives. Also surviving are a son, Ronald M. Oglesbee, Houston; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church of Grove. The Rev. Robin H. Cowin will officiate. Burial will be in Olympus Cemetery, Grove. Members of the church will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Hinderliter-Woodard Funeral Home, Grove.

Mabel DeGraffenreid
Graveside services for Mabel L. DeGraffenreid, 78, 102 E. Second St., who died Friday, will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin. Al Evans, pastor, will officiate. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Parker Mortuary. Contributions may be made to Friendship Baptist Church, Joplin.

LaVaughn Gilbert
LaVaughn Gilbert, 78, 1819 Harlem Ave., died at 7:15 a.m. Friday, June 28, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center after a long illness. Mrs. Gilbert was born July 8, 1917, at Stella. She moved from Wheaton to Joplin in 1938. She retired as secretary after 23 years with the Joplin Public Works Department. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She married Kenneth Jack Gilbert on Jan. 12, 1956. He died Sept. 16, 1980. Surviving are a daughter, Linda Murrie, Dickinson, Texas; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Parker Mortuary. The Rev. Phillip McClendon and the Rev. Michael Murrie will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Greg Murrie, Michael Murrie, Chad Fletcher, Stephen Miller, Bill Forbes and John Greenfield. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. today at the mortuary.

Elby Richter
EXETER, Mo. Elby Richter, 90, Exeter, died at 12:17 p.m. Friday, June 28, 1996, at his home after a long illness. Mr. Richter was born March 20, 1906, at Lincoln County, Okla. He moved to the Exeter area in 1924 from the state of Oklahoma. He was a dairy farmer most of his life. He was a member of Ridgley (Mo.) Missionary Baptist Church. He married Glenn Arthelda Lakey on Oct. 7, 1930, at Cassville. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Adelbert Richter and Frank Richter, both of Exeter; four daughters, Ila Hazelrigg, Independence, Willa Dean Trenary, Stark City, Emma Hicks, Halltown, and Janice Malicoat, Exeter; two sisters, Frances Gregory, Neosho, and Nora Lirley, Exeter; 37 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. The Rev. Hugh Higgs and the Rev. Danny Heupel will officiate. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery, Exeter. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Quality Home/Health Hospice in care of the funeral home.

Charlotte Spratt dies at 104
MOUNT VERNON, Mo. Charlotte P. Spratt, 104, Mount Vernon, died at 11:20 a.m. Friday, June 28, 1996, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a short illness. Mrs. Spratt was born Sept. 5, 1891, at Springer N.M. She moved in 1938 to Mount Vernon. She graduated from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan. She received a lifetime teaching certificate in 1917. She was a high school teacher, retiring in 1957. She was a member of the Free Methodist Church, Mount Vernon. She married Robert C. Spratt in 1918. He died in 1966. Surviving are two sons, Robert E. Spratt and Paul W. Spratt, both of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Betty Burlison, Mount Vernon; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, Mount Vernon. The Rev. Eldon Freeland will officiate. The body will be cremated after the services and burial will be at a later date at Summit Cemetery, northwest of Mount Vernon. Friends may call from noon to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Memphis, Tenn., in care of the funeral home.

Agnus McDunner
BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. Agnus Katherine McDunner, 84, Baxter Springs route 2, died at 5:25 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., after a long illness. Mrs. McDunner was born Oct. 23, 1911, at Van Buren, Ark. She had lived 15 years in the Baxter Springs area, moving from Sacramento, Calif., where she had lived 25 years. She previously had lived in rural Quapaw, Okla. She was a member of the Quapaw Baptist Church, a 45-year member of the Quapaw Order of the Eastern Star and the Galena (Kan.) Lady Elks. Her husband, Ralph Stanton McDunner, died in 1981. Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Weaver, Baxter Springs; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at GAR Cemetery, Miami, Okla. The Rev. Wayne Williams will officiate. Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. today at Derfelt's Baxter Chapel, Baxter Springs.

Jess Blevins
MIAMI, Okla. Services for Jess Blevins, 80, 330 G St. S.E., who died Thursday, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Miami Church of Christ. Bobby Key, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in GAR Cemetery, Miami. Pallbearers will be Burl Blevins, Harold McGuire, Dan Riley, Buddy Phillips, Ronnie Cook, Lawrence Howard, Arthur Anderson and Scott Cole. Visitation will be at 2 p.m. today at Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami. Contributions may be made to the Search Program at Miami Church of Christ.

Pearl Dickerson
MIAMI, Okla. Pearl Hoyst Dickerson, 90, Miami, died at 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 28, 1996 at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, after an illness. Mrs. Dickerson was born Nov. 28, 1905, at Mena, Ark. She moved to the Miami area from Salinas, Calif., about 30 years ago. She had been an operator for Bell Telephone Co. at Tulsa. She was a member of Southern Hills Baptist Church, Miami. Her husband, Edward Joseph Dickerson, died Jan. 27, 1988. Survivors include two sisters, Mary May, Miami, and Billie Fries, Beaver. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Glen Abbey Memorial Gardens, Miami. The Rev. Ed McFall will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.

Florence Glenn
MIAMI, Okla. Services for Florence L. Glenn, 96, formerly of 1310 B St. N.W., who died Thursday, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami. Jack White, president, will officiate. Burial will be in Ottawa Indian Cemetery, Miami. Pallbearers will be Leonard Glenn, Dewayne Glenn, Larry Glenn, Kem Miller, Keith Glenn, Tony Kinzer and Bradley Glenn. Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family will be at the home of a daughter, Edith Holt, 1309 B St. N.W.

Lonnie Jarvis
AFTON, Okla. Alonzo N. ``Lonnie'' Jarvis Jr., 50, Grandview, Mo., formerly of Afton, died at 3:55 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 1996, at his home after an illness. Mr. Jarvis was born Nov. 16, 1945, at Miami. He had lived in the Afton area before moving to Grandview. He was a bricklayer. He coached and served on the board of the South Suburban Junior Athletic Association, Grandview. He was a Protestant and a member of Local No. 4, Missouri Bricklayers and Masons. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. Survivors include his wife, Trudy Ann Jarvis; two daughters, Michelle Jarvis and Natalie Jarvis, both of Grandview; and his parents, Alonzo and Lorene Jarvis, Bernice. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Cleora United Methodist Church, Cleora. The Rev. Janelle Brammer will officiate. Burial will be in Sixkiller Cemetery, near Afton. Pallbearers will be Herbie Hestand, David Hestand, Gary Hunt, Bill Ballinger, Jim Welch, Bill Jarvis, Wayne Jarvis and Darrell Hensley. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Jim Thomas Funeral Home, Afton. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Nancy Jumper
GROVE, Okla. Nancy Jumper, 80, Grove, died at 4 p.m. Friday, June 28, 1996, at a Grove nursing home after a long illness. Mrs. Jumper was born Sept. 30, 1915, at Colcord. She was a lifelong area resident. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Piney Baptist Church, Jay. She married Esiah Jumper in 1930 in Delaware County. He died Dec. 9, 1971. Survivors include two sons, Joe Jumper, Grove, and Wallace Jumper, Jay; three daughters, Mary Snell and Joann Spade, both of Grove, and Louise Soldier, Eucha; 20 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Carr Baptist Church, Grove. The Rev. Clifford Loftis and the Rev. Rufus King will officiate. Burial will be in Jumper Cemetery, near Jay. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements are under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove.

Ralph Myers
FAIRLAND, Okla. Services for Ralph C. Myers, 83, 55020 170th Road, who died Thursday, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Assembly of God Church, Miami. The Rev. Gerald Baser and the Rev. Clyde Miller will officiate. Burial will be in GAR Cemetery, Miami. Pallbearers will be Lloyd Ogle, W.W. Shaw, Kenneth Thulin, John Paxson, Kenneth Boyd and Morris Merit. The men's Bible class of First Assembly of God Church will be honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. today at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.

Dr. Edward Martin
Dr. Edward O. Martin, 82, Joplin, died at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 1996 at a local nursing home after a long illness. He was born March 7, 1914 at Wingate, Ind. He was graduated from Greensburg (Ind.) High School in 1932. He enrolled in pre-med at Earlham College in Richmond, Ind. He received his bachelor's degree from Indiana University at Bloomington and his medical degree from Kirksville (Mo.) Osteopathic College in 1942. He was a physician and surgeon in Joplin. He retired from private practice in 1989. He was a member of the American Osteopathic Association and the Missouri Osteopathic Association. He was president of the state organization in 1968. He was a diplomat of the American Academy Board of Surgery and was a charter member of Temple Chapter No. 95, Order of the Eastern Star. He was a member of Elks Lodge No. 501, Fellowship Lodge No. 345, AF&AM, Abou Ben Adhem Shrine, Springfield, and Joplin Shrine Club. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Joplin. He married Dorothy K. Rinne on Dec. 30, 1938 at Lapel, Ind. She survives. Also surviving is a son, Rinne T. Martin, Tulsa, Okla., five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary. The Rev. Steve Breon will officiate. Masonic services will follow by Fellowship Lodge No. 345 AF&AM. Lodge members will serve as pallbearers. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery in Joplin. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fidelis Sunday School Class of First United Methodist Church.

Martha Barksdale
MONETT, Mo. Martha A. Brown 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 was a homemaker and moved to the Monett and Pierce City areas in 1979 from Houston, Texas. She was a member of Burwick Community Church near Pierce City. She was a member of Eastern Star, Houston, Texas. Survivors include four sons, Louis Flanagan, Monett, and Herman Flanagan, Ronald Flanagan and Donald Flanagan, all of Waller, Texas; a daughter Mary Francis Flanagan, Houston, Texas; two sisters, Lady Elaine Miles, Della, La., and Shirley Barksdale, Yazoo City, Miss.; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Burwick Church with the Rev. Dennis Burge officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lakin Funeral Home, Pierce City. Memorial contributions may be made to hospice care.

Dennis Bull
EAGLE ROCK, Mo. Dennis E. Bull, 76, Eagle Rock, died at 5:40 p.m. Friday, June 28, 1996, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a long illness. Mr. Bull was born Dec. 6, 1919 at Hannibal. He served in the Army during World War II from 1940 to 1945. He enlisted in the Air Force from 1946 to 1952. He lived in the state of New York for about 25 years. He was an engineer with International Business Machines Corp. for several years. He moved to Eagle Rock 14 years ago. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and an amateur radio club. He married Doris Howard on Nov. 29, 1957 at Quincy, Ill. She survives. Additional survivors include two sons, Eric H. Bull, Phoenix, Ariz., and Gregory S. Bull, Saugerties, N.Y.; a daughter, Denise L. Fawdrey, Elmira, N.Y., and five grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Viney Cemetery, Golden, where there will be a flag folding ceremony and Masonic services. The Rev. Larry Scriven will officiate. Contributions may be made to All Faith United Methodist Church, Eagle Rock. Services are under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.

Carrol Carr
WEBB CITY, Mo. Carrol L. Carr, 57, 324 N. Tom St., Apt. 410, died at 6:59 a.m. Sunday, June 30, 1996, at her home after a long illness. Mrs. Carr was born Sept. 11, 1938 at Greenwood. She lived most of her life in Webb City. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Lonnie Venson, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Sissy Alexander, Granby; two sons, Gilbert Venson, Jacksonville, Fla., and Lonnie Venson, Neosho; a brother, Darrel Gene Hicklin, Wichita Falls, Texas; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City. Sam Carper, chaplain, will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City. Pallbearers will be Mark McCoy, Jack Highley, Steve Highley, Lonnie Venson, Darrin Hicklin and Gilbert Venson. The casket will be closed at all times.

Carl Crouch
VERONA, Mo. Carl Edward Crouch, 64, Verona, died at 10:02 a.m. Saturday, June 29 at Cox-Monett Hospital after a sudden illness. Mr. Crouch was born July 8, 1931 at Verona. He retired from International Dehydrated Foods of Monett in June 1995. He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, east of Monett. He married Lula Burbridge on Feb. 9, 1952 at Huntsville, Ark. She survives. Additional survivors include his father, Calvin Crouch, Verona; a son, Gary Crouch, Dallas, Texas; a daughter, Carla Brown, Monett, and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home. The Rev. Bob Schneider and the Rev. Robert Russell will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Park at Aurora. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.

Paul Engelbert
AURORA, Mo. Paul J. Engelbert, 86, Aurora, died at noon Saturday, June 29, 1996 at his home after a short illness. Mr. Engelbert was born Feb. 10, 1910 at Beloit, Kan. He was a member of St. Suzanne's Catholic Church and was a fourth degree Knight of Columbus. He was a member of C&G Club of St. Suzanne's. He was a retired farmer. He married Eleanor Konzem on Jan. 27, 1937. She survives. Other survivors include two sons, Jerome Engelbert, Rochester, Minn., and James Engelbert, Jessup, Md., a daughter, Anita Atkeson, Aurora; a brother, Raphael Englebert, Aurora; a sister, Beatrice Gripka, Aurora; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services and mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Suzanne's, with Monsignor John Westhues officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Aurora. Prayer service, followed by visitation, will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, Aurora. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of the Visiting Nurses Association.

Wanda Greever
MOUNDVILLE, Mo. Wanda F. Greever, 65, Moundville route 1, died at 2 a.m. Sunday at her home after several months of ill health. Mrs. Greever was born Aug. 31, 1930 at Nevada. She attended Nevada High School. She returned to Nevada after she lived 10 years in the state of Montana. She worked 35 years at Nevada State Hospital, the last 15 years of which she was an instructor in the self-development department. She retired in 1989. Her husband, Clarence Peterson, died in 1980. Her husband, James W. Greever, died in 1995. Surviving are two sons, James W. Greever Jr., Nevada, and Roy C. Greever, Moundville; five daughters, Pamala K. Ball, Chattanooga, Tenn., Paula F. Jennings, Superior, Wyo., Pollyanna Frost, Colorado Springs, Colo., Janice Hammersely, Compton Junction community near Nevada, and Karen S. Dighero, Moundville; a brother, Thomas E. Williams, Dederick; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Moore Cemetery, Nevada. John Nichols will officiate. Family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Friends may call until 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Nevada Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

Joseph Lavery
FRONTENAC, Kan. Joseph O. Lavery, 75, 203 W. Washington, died at 3:45 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 1996, at his home after a one-year illness. Mr. Lavery was born Sept. 1, 1920 at Frontenac. He was a machinist 38 years for Kansas City Southern Railroad. He was graduated in 1938 from Frontenac High School. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Frontenac American Legion Post No. 43. He married Wilma Benner on Sept. 11, 1947 at Chicopee. She survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Donna Cronister, Pittsburg, and Janice Sighel, Capaldo; three sons, Steve Lavery, Shreveport, La., Robert Lavery, Allen, Texas, and Dennis Lavery, Frontenac; three sisters, Rita White, Nashville, Tenn., Mary Eileen McQuade, Ellinwood, and Margaret Caruso, Frontenac; two brothers, Thomas J. Lavery, Baxter Springs, and Robert E. Lavery, Salina; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Frontenac. The Rev. Patrick York will be the celebrant. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery, Pittsburg. Pallbearers will be Matthew Cronister, Keith Cronister, Tony Sighel, Mark Lavery, John Lavery, Jim Lavery and Adam Lavery. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at Friskel Funeral Home, Frontenac, where family will receive friends after the rosary. Contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church's memorial fund in care of the funeral home.

Raymond McGuirk
GALENA, Kan. Raymond Richard McGuirk, 73, 1011 Main St., Galena, died at 1 a.m. Sunday, June 30, 1996 at a nursing home in Galena after a long illness. Mr. McGuirk was born Aug. 20, 1922 at Tulsa, Okla. He attended school at Alba, Mo. He first moved to Galena in 1949 from the state of Pennsylvania. In 1959, he moved to Tulsa, Okla., where he lived before he returned to Galena in 1972. He worked for a number of area businesses as a welder. He retired in 1990. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of Odd Fellows Lodge No. 36 at Tulsa and Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 6503 at Galena. He was a member of United Methodist Church, Galena. He married Olive Rosella ``Rose'' Thomas on Oct. 18, 1948 at Pittsburgh, Pa. She survives. Additional survivors include two sons, Charles ``Chuck'' Morris, Galena, and Bruce McGuirk, Tulsa, Okla; three daughters, Rachel Erickson, Vacaville, Calif., Janie Williams, Galena, Kan., and Terry Lea Boulware, Calgary, Canada; a brother, Leonard McGuirk, El Paso, Texas; 19 grandchildren, and 28 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena. Eulogies will be given by Roy Derfelt and Leonard McGuirk. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Galena, Kan. Graveside rites will be conducted by the Northeast Oklahoma Veterans Funeral Detail. Pallbearers will be Jerry Click, Tom Click, Michael Washom, Brian Williams, Eric Williams and Lee Reece. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Rita Bishop
MIAMI, Okla. Rita May Bishop, 90, Miami, died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Baptist Regional Health Center after a long illness. Mrs. Bishop was born July 8, 1905, at Fairland, Okla. She moved from Fairland during her youth and returned in 1970 to Fairland, where she moved from Tulsa. She retired in July 1970 as a secretary for the Oklahoma State Highway Department. She was a member of Eastern Star, the Gethesemane Shrine No. 2., White Shrine of Jerusalem, First Christian Church and Bethel Sunday School Class. She married Ben H. Bishop on Nov. 19, 1932 at Vinita. He preceded her in death. There are no immediate survivors. Services are pending with Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami.

Florence Morrison
MIAMI, Okla. Florence Adams Morrison, 74, Miami route 4, died at 8:33 a.m. Sunday, June 30, 1996, at a Quapaw nursing home after a long illness. Mrs. Morrison was born Jan. 22, 1922 at Hartford, Vt. She lived 12 years at Miami, where she moved from Topsfield, Mass. She retired in 1984 as a secretary at Panhandle Eastern Gas Co., Topsfield. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Danvers, Mass. She married Ralph Morrison on Aug. 29, 1943 at Springfield, Vt. He survives. Also surviving are two sons, Scott Morrison, Miami, and Bruce Edward Morrison, Millincocket, Maine; a brother, Earl Adams, state of Maine; and five grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Glenn Abbey Cemetery, Miami. Dick Sanders, chaplain, will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Hinderliter-Woodard Funeral Service, Grove.


 

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