Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Erma Allen
Erma Irene Horton Allen, 87, Calvert City, Ky., formerly of Joplin route 1, died at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 1996, at a nursing home in Calvert City after a long illness. Mrs. Allen was born Aug. 23, 1908, at Parlier, Calif. She was a teacher for 30 years before retiring. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Calvert City, and a lifetime member of the PTA. Her husband, Otto Lester Allen, died in 1977. Survivors include a daughter, Lucille Jenkins, Calvert City; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin. The family will receive friends from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City. Contributions may be made to the library fund at the First Baptist Church of Duenweg or to the First Baptist Church at Calvert City.

Wilma Jaffe
Wilma Jean Jaffe, 54, North Richland Hills, Texas, a Joplin native, died at 7:45 a.m. Sunday, July 7, 1996, at her home after an illness. Mrs. Jaffe was born June 11, 1942, in Joplin. She had lived the past 17 years in Texas, moving from Joplin. She received a master's degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. She was a registered nurse at Parkland Hospital, Dallas, Texas. She had received awards, written articles and lectured about epilepsy. She was a member of Temple Beth-El, Forth Worth, Texas, and the Dallas Epilepsy Association. She was involved in the Parkland Outreach Program at Dallas. Her husband, Larry Jaffe, preceded her in death. Survivors include four sons, Dennis Cross, Fort Worth, Mike Cross, Ponca City, Okla., Pat Cross, Tulsa, Okla., and Jeff Hickman, Joplin; two daughters, Paula Jaffe, North Richland Hills, and Tracy Aguiar, Fort Worth; her mother, Doris Oles, Joplin; a sister, Martha Drennan, Joplin; and eight grandchildren. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday at Greenwood Memorial Park, Fort Worth. Rabbi Frank Joseph officiated. Arrangements were under direction of Greenwood Funeral Home, Fort Worth. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the American Heart Association.

Donald Mossburg III
Donald E. Mossburg III, 27, 4221 Kentucky Ave., was pronounced dead Thursday, June 20, 1996, in Huntington County, Ind. A ruling on the cause of death is pending. Mr. Mossburg was born June 5, 1969, at Bluffton, Ind. He had lived in Joplin since March, moving from Indiana. He worked for C&V Classic Restoration, Webb City. Survivors include his wife, Leon Sue Mossburg, Huntington, Ind.; his parents, Donald E. and Mary Mossburg, Joplin; a brother, Jesse James Mossburg, Libby, Mont.; a sister, Nicole Mossburg, Huntington; and grandmother, Ruby Sagers, Huntington. Graveside services were conducted June 29 at Mossburg Cemetery in Wells County, Ind. Arrangements were under direction of Bailey-Love Mortuary, Huntington, Ind.

Ralph Schroeder
Ralph F. ``Bud'' Schroeder, 65, 2721 E. 14th St., died at 1:05 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center after an illness. Mr. Schroeder was born Feb. 6, 1931, at Chicago, Ill. He attended high school at Des Plaines, Ill., and Doniphan. He received a bachelor's degree in 1963 from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and a master's degree in 1967 from Midwestern University, Wichita Falls, Texas. He received a public school teaching certificate from the state of Texas. He joined the Air Force in 1952, and served during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was a training and management specialist, and fighter aircraft maintenance officer. He retired at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada with the rank of captain after 26 years service. He received an Air Force Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and other awards, and was named instructor of the year for the Air Training Command. He moved to Joplin in 1978 and worked for Red-Wood Development Inc. He was past president of the Home Builders Association of Southwest Missouri. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Fellowship Masonic Lodge No. 345, the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and the Joplin Shrine Club, all of Joplin; the Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Temple at Springfield; and the Elks Lodge. He was past president of the Abou Ben Adhem Oriental Band. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Harman Schroeder; two daughters, Belinda Schroeder, Santa Rosa, Calif., and Cynthia Schroeder Smith, Joplin; three sisters, Jean Hayden, LaGrange, Ill., and Annette Schroeder and Nancy Elbert, both of Chicago; a brother, Thomas L. Schroeder, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two grandchildren; two stepgranddaughters; and two great-stepgranddaughters. Services will be at 9 a.m. Friday at Parker Mortuary. The Rev. William M. Henderson will officiate. Scottish Rite services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at the mortuary. Visitation will follow. Military graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Doniphan (Mo.) Cemetery. Nephews serving as pallbearers will be Gary Schroeder, Eric Schroeder, Rick Schroeder, Chris Schroeder, Robin Schroeder and Jerry Braschler. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Edwards Funeral Home, Doniphan. Contributions may be made to the Shriners Crippled Children's Transportation Fund, in care of Parker Mortuary.

William Beauchamp
NEOSHO, Mo. William Leroy ``Bill'' Beauchamp, 70, 330 S. Wood St., died at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. Mr. Beauchamp was born Jan. 8, 1926, at Virginia, Ill. He moved to Neosho in 1970 from Kansas City, where worked in a feed mill for Ralston Purina Co. He was a Navy veteran. He married Ada Riley on March 12, 1945, at Kansas City. She died May 23, 1996. Survivors include a son, Donald Owen, Kansas City; two daughters, Donna Robin Lambrecht, Tulsa, Okla., and Vicki Sue Ozmun, Bixby, Okla.; a brother, Clifford Beauchamp, Canton, Ill.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. The Rev. Ralph Walker will officiate. The body is to be cremated after the services. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Newton County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home.

Dale Cochran
SENECA, Mo. Dale Robert Cochran, 46, Las Vegas, Nev., a former Seneca resident, died Sunday, June 30, 1996, at his home of an apparent suicide. Mr. Cochran was born April 1, 1950, at Gary, Ind. He formerly lived in Seneca. Survivors include his wife, Vinnie Cochran; three daughters, Tiffany Cochran, Las Vegas, Bobbie Ann Cochran, Renton, Wash., and Tanya Noel Benson, Enid, Okla.; a son, Clint Howard Cochran, Federal Way, Wash.; his father and stepmother, Karl E. and Francine Cochran, Seneca; three brothers, Grover G. Cochran and Roy E. Cochran, both of Seneca, and David A. Cochran, Tulsa, Okla.; and two sisters, Ann M. Cochran, Little Rock, Ark., and Gail L. Cochran, Pineville. The body is to be cremated. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Swars Prairie Church of Christ Cemetery, Seneca. Robert D. Roark will officiate. Arrangements are under direction of Desert Memorial Mortuary, Las Vegas.

Lulah Fain
CARTHAGE, Mo. Lulah B. Fain, 89, Carthage, died at 6:45 p.m. Monday at a local nursing home after a short illness. Mrs. Fain was born Oct. 22, 1906, at Butterfield. She had lived in Carthage since 1972, moving from Avilla. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church, Avilla. She married Lester N. Fain on Jan. 14, 1925, at Butterfield. He died Oct. 13, 1970. Surviving are a son, Eugene Fain, Carthage; two sisters, Irene Rodgers, Palmdale, Calif., and Audrey Jean Bentley, Webb City; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Butterfield. The Rev. Tim Stansberry will officiate. Contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or to Avilla First Baptist Church, in care of Ulmer Funeral Home, Carthage.

Verda Hicks
GOLDEN CITY, Mo. Verda Lucille Feltenberger Hicks, 77, Golden City, died at 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 1996, at a nursing home in Lockwood after a long illness. Mrs. Hicks was born Oct. 16, 1918, at Putnam, Okla. She had lived in Barton County 45 years. She was a nurse's aide at Barton County Memorial Hospital, Lamar, for 11" years. She worked at Lockwood Nursing Home for 3" years. She was a member of Newport Baptist Church, northeast of Lamar. She married Elza David Hicks on July 18, 1942, at Leedey, Okla. He survives. Other survivors include a son, Elvin Hick, Kenoma; a daughter, Lanis Hicks, Columbia; a brother, Ernest Feltenberger, Vici, Okla.; and three grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar, with the Rev. Lonnie Pennell officiating. Burial will be in Newport Cemetery, northeast of Lamar. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Clara Laws
SARCOXIE, Mo. Clara G. Laws, 65, Sarcoxie, died at 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 1996, at her home after a long illness. Mrs. Laws was born Oct. 20, 1930, at East St. Louis, Ill. She had lived several years in Sarcoxie. She worked for the former Juvenile Shoe Corp., Sarcoxie. She worked five years at the Justin Boot plant in Sarcoxie, retiring in 1992. She worked for Oxford Home Health. She was a Catholic. She married Wilbur Laws in 1980 at Miami, Okla. He survives. Also surviving are three sons, Zack Jackson, Sarcoxie, Benjamin Clark, state of Georgia, and Anthony Clark, Granby; two stepsons, Ricky Laws and Keith Laws, both of Bonner Springs, Kan.; two daughters, Cynthia Pieschel, Carthage, and Michelle Straw, state of Kansas; a stepdaughter, Rhonda Fogga, Bonner Springs; her mother, Geneva Payton, DeSoto; three brothers, William Sargent Jr., Lowndes, Robert Sargent, O'Fallon, and Michael Sargent, DeSoto; two sisters, Mary White and Beverly Moss, both of Festus; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements are pending with Housh Funeral Home, Sarcoxie.

Katherine Ott
LOCKWOOD, Mo. Katherine Kiefer Ott, 93, Lockwood, died at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 1996, at Barton County Memorial Hospital, Lamar, after a short illness. Mrs. Ott was born Aug. 7, 1902, at Meinert. She was a homemaker and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lockwood. She married Henry J. Ott on Nov. 12, 1926, at Meinert. He died March 3, 1983. Survivors include a daughter, Mildred N. Link, Lockwood; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church. The Rev. Gary Griffin will officiate. Burial will be in Meinert Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Lockwood Funeral Chapel. Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Sally Shadwick
ANDERSON, Mo. Sally Shadwick, 90, Anderson, died at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. Mrs. Shadwick was born Nov. 19, 1905, at Rocky Comfort. She was a lifetime area resident. She moved to Anderson in 1956. She was a homemaker and attended the Baptist Church. She married Ollie Shadwick on Nov. 17, 1951, at Neosho. He died in 1979. Survivors include two sons, Gene Shadwick, Granby, and John Shadwick, Mount Vernon; a daughter, Annetta ``Anne'' Mathis, Bella Vista, Ark.; a foster brother, Leon Dickey, Joplin; and 10 grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson. Brother Ed Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Peace Valley Cemetery, Anderson. Friends may call after noon Friday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday.

James Troxel
WEBB CITY, Mo. Graveside services for James Edward Troxel, 82, Webb City route 1, who died Monday, will be at 10 a.m. today at Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City. The Rev. Hardy Powers will officiate. Arrangements are under direction of Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home, Webb City.

Cotton Whitchurch
LAMAR, Mo. Graveside services for Claude ``Cotton'' Whitchurch, 75, Lamar, who died Monday, will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Lamar. Military rites will be conducted by members of Post No. 3691, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar.

Dora Wilson
NEOSHO, Mo. Dora Ann Wilson, 92, rural Neosho, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 1996, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, after a short illness. Mrs. Wilson was born Jan. 7, 1904, at Tomato, Ark. She lived in the Joplin area 20 years, moving from Kelseyville, Calif. She had been a waitress in the Los Angeles, Calif., area and a seamstress in St. Louis. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, Lakeport, Calif. She was a member of the women's auxiliary of the Army during World War II. She was a Baptist. She married Lloyd A. Wilson in 1935 at Los Angeles. He died July 6, 1963. Survivors include a stepson, Clyde Wilson, Neosho. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Hornet Cemetery, south of Joplin, with the Rev. Jay O'Neail officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:15 to 1 p.m. Friday at the cemetery. Arrangements are under direction of Parker Mortuary, Joplin.

Golda Evans
MIAMI, Okla. Golda A. Evans, 77, 205 B St. N.E., died at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 1996, at Baptist Regional Health Center after an illness. Mrs. Evans was born Aug. 2, 1918, at North Miami. She was a lifetime area resident. She was a member of the Church of Christ, Miami. She married Admiral O. Evans in December 1935. He died in March 1967. Survivors include three sons, Don Evans, Albuquerque, N.M., Richard Evans, Stevensville, Mont., and Daniel Evans, Lynwood, Calif.; a daughter, Joyce Trotnic, Spring, Texas; a sister, Opal Andrews, Miami; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami. Don Evans and John Ballard will officiate. Burial will be in GAR Cemetery, Miami. Pallbearers will be Murray Evans, Bill Trotnic, Scott Trotnic, Harley Turner, Willie Ng and Bill Henry. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family will be at the home of a niece, Wanda Turner, 2023 E St. N.W.

Eva Johnson
MIAMI, Okla. Eva L. Johnson, 67, 908 Elm St. N.W., died at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 1996, at St. John's Medical Center, Tulsa, after an illness. Mrs. Johnson was born Dec. 4, 1928, at Quapaw. She lived in the Miami area most of her life. She had worked for Eagle-Picher Industries Inc. and Glen Berry Manufacturing Co. She was a Baptist. She married Willis Johnson on March 15, 1947, at Columbus, Kan. He died May 30, 1993. Survivors include two sons, Steve Johnson, Anderson, S.C., and Wiley Johnson, Miami; a daughter, Linda Gail Watts, Remington, Wash.; and four grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami. The Rev. Ed McFall will officiate. Burial will be in West Seneca Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bob Cline, Les Key, Gary Williams, Raymond Greninger, Nick Rohmiller and Tom Jackson. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Nancy O'Field
EUCHA, Okla. Nancy Jane O'Field, 83, Eucha, died at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 1996, at her sister's home in Jay after a long illness. Mrs. O'Field was born March 23, 1913, in Delaware County. She was a homemaker and a charter member of Round Springs Baptist Church, Eucha. She was a full-blood member of the Cherokee Nation. She married Edd O'Field on Dec. 13, 1945, at Stilwell. He died Oct. 27, 1986. Survivors include a sister, Lula Mae Nix, Jay; and a brother, Landon Handle, Jay. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Round Springs Baptist Church. The Rev. Richard Pickup and the Rev. Larry Prichett will officiate. Burial will be in Round Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bill Cornshucker, Mike Cornshucker, M.D. Cornshucker, Thomas Sharp, Archie Sharp, Harvey Haynes and Kevin Backward. A song service will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Jay.

Margarite Watson
QUAPAW, Okla. Margarite Watson, 86, rural Quapaw, died at 11:39 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 1996, at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, after an illness. Mrs. Watson was born June 11, 1910, in the state of Missouri. She had lived in the Quapaw area since 1945. She graduated in 1957 from Franklin Technical School, Joplin, Mo., as a licensed practical nurse. She was a nurse at the former Bradshaw Hospital in Miami and at Freeman Hospital, Joplin, before retiring. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge in Quapaw. She attended Spring River Indian Baptist Church, southeast of Quapaw. She married LeRoy Watson on April 7, 1933, at Columbus, Kan. He survives. Additional survivors include four daughters, Josie Fore, Mary Ellen Stasell and Georgia Ann Owens, all of Quapaw, and Martha Jane Longdon, Afton; two sisters, Lucille Goddard, Brea, Calif., and Mary Stice, Watsonville, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher. The Rev. Floyd Ford will officiate. Burial will be in Joe Greenback Cemetery, east of Quapaw. Pallbearers will be David Longan, Michael Longan, Mark Owens, SteveOwens, Scott Owens and Randy McWaters. The body may be viewed at the family home, 64011 E. 57 Road, rural Quapaw.


 

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