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Donald Broady

Donald E. Broady, 63, 2620 Vermont Ave., died at 7 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, at his home after a long illness.

Mr. Broady was born Dec. 26, 1933, in the McElhany community, south of Neosho. He lived in the Joplin-Neosho area all of his life. He graduated from Neosho High School. He retired in March 1996 from Eagle-Picher Industries after 16 years with the company. He previously was employed for 26 years by the former Missouri-Rogers Corp. of Joplin.

He was a member of Harmony Heights Baptist Church of Joplin.

He married Ruth Smith on Nov. 22, 1958, at Neosho. She survives.

Additional survivors include two sons, Mark Broady, Carrollton, Texas, and Kent Broady, Carl Junction; his mother, Cletis Broady, Neosho; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Harmony Heights Baptist Church. The Rev. Charles Burnett will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, near Neosho.

Pallbearers will be Bruce Smith, Ron Nunn, Darrell Smith, Don Short, John Buck and Gary Smith.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Mason-Woodward Mortuary.

Jessie Forrester

Jessie Thora Forrester, 91, Simi Valley, Calif., a former Joplin resident, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997, at a nursing home in Chatsworth, Calif., after an illness.

Mrs. Forrester was born July 30, 1905, at Aldrich. She had lived in Springfield and Joplin before moving to California.

Her husband, Earl Robert Forrester, preceded her in death.

Survivors include three sons, Jack Forrester, Fairfield, Calif., Dan Forrester, Simi Valley, and Charles Forrester, the state of Pennsylvania; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

The body will be cremated. No services are planned. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Springfield.

Arrangements are under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield.

Vada Spencer

Vada Spencer, 88, Joplin, died at 10:40 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, at a local nursing home after three months of ill health.

Mrs. Spencer was born Feb. 18, 1908, in Lebanon and had lived in Joplin most of her life. She worked at the former Silver Castle Cafe, which was located at Eighth and Main streets. She was a homemaker and a member of First Gospel Workers Church.

She married Louis Spencer on March 12, 1928, Joplin. He died Oct. 11, 1983.

She is survived by a daughter, Rosalie Hammond, Kansas City, Kan.; two sons, Wayne Spencer, 612 McKinley Ave., and Billy Spencer, Kailua Kona, Hawaii; a sister, Marie Cotton, Joplin; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Parker Mortuary. The Rev. Phil Erwin will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Pippin, Jack Phillips, Scott Wilson, Vic McEachron, Eddie King and Ryan Keltner.

The family will be at the home of the son after the services.

Dewey Casey

EVERTON, Mo. - Dewey Casey, 98, Springfield, a former Dade County resident, died at 3:55 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 1997, at a nursing home in Springfield after an illness.

Mr. Casey was born Sept. 28, 1898, in Dade County. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church, near Everton, and Washington Masonic Lodge No. 87, AF&AM, Greenfield.

He married Olive M. Bell on March 8, 1924, at Lamar. She died April 21, 1989.

Survivors include three sons, James Casey, Tulsa, Okla., William Casey, Springfield, and Clarence Casey, Kansas City; a daughter, Irene Climer, Springfield; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Greenfield (Mo.) Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Hampton Cemetery, north of Everton.

Masonic services will be conducted by Washington Masonic Lodge No. 87, AF&AM, Greenfield.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral chapel.

Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Dorothy Goodman

GOODMAN, Mo. - Dorothy E. Goodman, 78, Goodman, died at 6:55 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, at Freeman Neosho Hospital, Neosho, after an illness.

Mrs. Goodman was born April 20, 1918, at Moorefield, Neb. She moved to Goodman in 1989. She graduated from Moorefield High School at Culbertson, Neb., and was as 1936 graduate of the Nebraska School of Agriculture, Curtis. She taught school in Lincoln County, Neb., rural schools.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Goodman.

She married Burr Murray on April 19, 1942. He died in October 1982. She later married Naurice B. Goodman, who died June 1, 1989.

Survivors include two sons, Steve Murray, Neosho, and James Murray, Goodman; two daughters, Kathryn Reed and Eileen Dell, both of Neosho; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The body will be cremated.

Graveside services and burial will be at a later date at Howard Cemetery, Goodman.

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

Carrie Ratekin

NEOSHO, Mo. - Carrie Alice Flood Ratekin, 84, Neosho, died at 10:50 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, at St. John's Medical Center, Joplin, after a long illness.

She was born Jan. 22, 1912, in Pawnee City, Neb. She moved to Neosho in 1955 from Angelo, Ind. She moved to San Antonio, Texas, in 1993 from Neosho and returned here in May 1996.

She was a homemaker. Mrs. Ratekin was a member of the Neosho United Methodist Church.

She married Howard L. Ratekin on Nov. 3, 1931, in Omaha, Neb. He died Feb. 28, 1993.

She is survived by a daughter, Clarice Ritthaler, Kansas City; a son, James Matthew Ratekin, Neosho; two sisters, Merna Wright, Manhattan, Kan., and Nadine Sanders, Strafford, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

A grandchild preceded her in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in Lincoln, Neb. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.

Friends may call from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. Monday until the service time at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the Shriners Crippled Children's Fund in care of the funeral home.

Lovell Glen Rider

MOUNDVILLE, Mo. - Lovell Glen Rider, 68, Moundville, died at 6:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 1997, at a Nevada nursing home after an illness of several months.

Mr. Rider was born Nov. 16, 1928, at Montevallo. He worked as a carpenter, retiring in 1993. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He married Edith Mae Find on June 6, 1960, at Girard, Kan. She survives.

Additional survivors include two sons, Michael Rider and Steven Ray Rider, both of Baton Rouge, La.; two daughters, Debra Smith, Moundville, and Elaine Hudson, Holt; a stepdaughter, Brenda Quackenbush, Walker, La.; a brother, O.C. Roder, Moundville; two sisters, Bertha Sikes, Denim Springs, La., and Dorothy Schnelle, Pratt, Kan.; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A son preceded him in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Worsley Cemetery, Bronaugh. The Rev. William Cox will officiate.

Services are under direction of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

Hazel Spratt

LAMAR, Mo. - Hazel R. Spratt, 94, rural Lamar, died at 7:40 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, at Barton County Memorial Hospital, Lamar, after a long illness.

Mrs. Spratt was born June 30, 1902, at Metz. She had lived in Barton County since 1938, moving there from Hume.

She was a member of Central Chapel Methodist Church.

She married O.E. ``Ed'' Spratt on Nov. 7, 1923, at Fort Scott, Kan. He died March 10, 1992.

Surviving are a daughter, Ruby Pyatt, Lamar; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Oakton Cemetery, southwest of Lamar. The Rev. Larry Carfield will officiate. Visitation will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Lohmeyer-Konantz Funeral Home, Lamar.

Pallbearers will be Ed Onstott, Robert Cable, Howard Clawson, John McKenzie, Doug McKibben and Roy Thompson.

Vesta Wright

ANDERSON, Mo. - Vesta Chapman Higgs Wright, 97, died at 11:10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, at Freeman Neosho Hospital after an illness.

Mrs. Wright was born Nov. 3, 1899, in Anderson, where she lived most of her life. She was a member of the Anderson First Baptist Church and had been a cook at McDonald County High School

She married Jesse Vernon Wright in 1919. He died Dec. 7, 1944.

Survivors include three sons, Arthur L. Wright, Joplin, Warren D. Wright, Ditmer, and Raymond Wright, Neosho; two brothers, John Higgs and Arthur Higgs, both of Anderson; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great- great-grandchild.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Ozark Funeral Home Chapel in Anderson with the Rev. Tom Ellis officiating. Burial will be in Anderson Cemetery.

Eldon Blackledge

CHETOPA, Kan. - Eldon B. Blackledge, 79, Chetopa, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1997, at a local nursing home after a short illness.

Mr. Blackledge was born Nov. 23, 1917, in rural Chetopa. He lived his entire life in the Chetopa area.

He was a retired farmer.

He married MaeBelle Gilbert on Feb. 12, 1940, at Neosho, Mo. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Steve Blackledge, Chetopa; a daughter, Patty Clayborn, Welch, Okla; a brother, William ``Bill'' Blackledge, Chetopa; a sister, Naomi Kay, Pryor, Okla.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bath Funeral Home, Chetopa, with the Rev. Ron Frazier officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, rural Chetopa.

Contributions may be made to the Chetopa Manor nursing home or St. John's Hospice, in care of the funeral home.

Jack Nagel

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. - Jack Thomas Nagel, 91, Manassas, Va., formerly of Baxter Springs, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, at a Manassas nursing home after an illness.

Mr. Nagel was born Aug. 11, 1905, in the state of Arkansas. He was manager of the J.C. Penney Co. of Baxter Springs from 1943 to 1952. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Baxter Springs.

His wife, Isabel Cunningham Nagel, died in 1982.

Survivors include a daughter, Ann Sturm, Great Falls, Va.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Baxter Cemetery, Baxter Springs. The Rev. Christine Iannucilli will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Derfelt's Baxter Chapel, Baxter Springs.

William Arnold

PICHER, Okla. - William ``Bill'' Arnold, 89, Picher, died at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, at a nursing home in Commerce after an illness.

Mr. Arnold was born April 25, 1907, in Douglas County, Mo. He had lived in the Picher area most of his life. He worked for the Frisco Railroad and in lead and zinc mines. He was a member of Holiness Church.

Survivors include three sisters, Naomi Martha Schoeppel, Vista, Calif., Dorothy Johnson, Baxter Springs, and Jewell Brown, Baxter Springs, Kan.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher. The Rev. Fred Dycus will officiate. Burial will be in GAR Cemetery, Miami.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Pyrle Bullington

GROVE, Okla. - Pyrle Bullington, 97, Grove, died at 10:44 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, at a Grove nursing center after a long illness.

Ms. Bullington was born Dec. 18, 1899, at Enterprise, Ark. She worked as a title analyst for Oryx Energy Co., retiring in 1963. She moved to Grove in 1970 from Tulsa.

There are no immediate survivors.

The body is to be cremated. No service is planned.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hinderliter-Woodard Funeral Service Grove.

Josephine Carter

GROVE, Okla. - Josephine Carter, 83, Grove, died at 5:58 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 1997, in a Grove nursing center after a long illness.

Mrs. Carter was born April 2, 1913, at St. Joseph, Mo. She worked as an inspector. She moved to Grove in 1979 from Tulsa.

She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Tulsa.

She married John Carter on Sept. 16, 1979, at Tulsa. He survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Sharlyn Corvin, Broken Arrow; a sister, Catheryn Comfort, Bartlesville; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The body is to be cremated. No services are planned.

Arrangement are under the direction of Hinderliter-Woodard Funeral Service, Grove.

Matt Chuck

MIAMI, Okla. - Matt F. Chuck, 92, Miami, died at 8:20 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, after a long illness.

Mr. Chuck was born July 4, 1904, in the state of North Dakota. He moved to Oklahoma in 1931. He co-owned and operated the East Central Barber Shop in Miami for 63 years, retiring in 1994.

He was a member of the First Christian Church of Miami, where he was a deacon and elder for several years.

He married Thresa James in 1928 in North Dakota. She died in 1962.

He is survived by a sister, Mary Babock, Seattle, Wash.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Jim Thomas Funeral Home, Miami. Leon Weece, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in GAR Cemetery, Miami.

Contributions may be made to the First Christian Church building fund in care of the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Fred Kerby, Mike Nelson, Paul Watts, Bill Christensen, Homer Johnson and Calvin Foust.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Jack Wynn

MIAMI, Okla. - William ``Jack'' Wynn, 71, 1430 D St. N.E., died at 3:47 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 1997, at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, after a short illness.

Mr. Wynn was born Nov. 19, 1925, at Harrison, Ark. He had lived in the Miami area most of his life. He was a maintenance worker and pipe fitter at B.F. Goodrich, Miami, retiring after 21 years.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Sue Stripling, Miami; a sister, Irene Woods, Oklahoma City; two half brothers, Ed Wynn and Elmer ``Bud'' Wynn, both of Miami; a half sister, Jeanette Miller, Miami; a grandchild; a great-grandchild.

Arrangements are pending with Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.

Ruby Coombes

Ruby Coombes, 78, Joplin, died at 11:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center after suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Mrs. Coombes was born Sept. 8, 1918, at Diamond. She was a lifetime resident of the Joplin area. She was a nurses aide at the former Tradition House nursing home.

She was a Baptist. She was a past president of Social Order of Beauceants and a former member of Ruth Chapter No. 177, Order of the Eastern Star.

She married Doyle S. Coombes on Oct. 10, 1947, at Joplin. He died May 28, 1993.

Survivors include two sons, Fred Coombes, 2216 Texas Ave., and Arthur Lavern Coombes, Orange County, Calif.; a daughter, Katherine Elaine Metcalf, Hot Springs, Ark.; a brother, Clyde Lewis, Kansas City; three sisters, Opal McClendon, Pearl Hight and Nadine Eubanks, all of Joplin; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Mortuary. The Rev. Phillip McClendon will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will serve as pallbearers.

Contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Research, in care of the mortuary.

Bradley Doty

Bradley J. Doty, 39, Richardson, Texas, a former Joplin resident, died about 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, at Stuart, Fla., from injuries received when he was struck by a car.

The death is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol.

Mr. Doty was born Sept. 25, 1957, at Anaheim, Fla. He was a graduate of the former Parkwood High School at Joplin. He moved to Tulsa and attended University of Tulsa School of Law, graduating in 1983. He had worked in the human resources and employee benefits field for both Purolator Products and the accounting firm of Deloitte and Touchie. He currently was working for Northrup-Grumman, Dallas, Texas.

He formerly was a member of Metro Wesleyan Church, Tulsa, and currently a member of Collin Creek Community (Wesleyan) Church, Plano, Texas. He was a Promise Keeper ambassador and active in men's ministries. He was a veteran of the Navy.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Doty; two daughters, Kelsey Beth Doty and Charity Doty, both of Richardson; a son, Michael Doty, Tulsa; his mother, Joan Parr, Tulsa; and a brother, Dale Doty, Tulsa.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Christ Presbyterian Church, Tulsa. The Rev. Jack Gilbert and the Rev. Blair Ritchey will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Collin Creek Community Church, Plano, Texas.

Arrangements are under the direction of Moore's Southlawn Funeral Home, Tulsa.

Contributions may be made to the building fund of Collin Creek Community Church, Plano, Texas.

Ron Hailey

Ron Hailey, 45, Golden, Colo., a Joplin native, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, at St. Anthony's Hospital, Denver, Colo., after a short illness.

Mr. Hailey was born Aug. 14, 1951, at Joplin. He graduated in 1969 from McAuley Regional High School and attended Missouri Southern State College. He enlisted in 1970 in the Marine Corps 1st battalion training regiment at Camp Pendleton, Calif. He served in Vietnam for about three years. He then worked about 20 years at Consumer's Market at Joplin and at Miami, Okla.

Survivors include his wife, the former June Stinson; two sons, Christopher Hailey and Jeffery Hailey, both of Neosho; his parents, John and Ann Hailey, Joplin; and two sisters, Marilyn Henderson, Wentworth, and Linda Kay Beaver, Portland, Ore.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Choice Cremation and Funeral Service, Lakewood, Colo. Robert Hemming will officiate. Burial will be in Golden (Colo.) Cemetery.

Linda Schuessler

Linda Krutsinger Schuessler, 54, Overland Park, Kan., formerly of Joplin, died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 1997, at her home after a four-month illness.

Mrs. Schuessler was born Nov. 13, 1942, at Joplin. She lived in Joplin most of her life. She moved to Overland Park in 1993.

She and her husband were owners of Evan and Associates Machine Shop, and Combustion Corner, both in Joplin. For the last four years, she was an accounting manager with C.B. Commercial Real Estate Group, Overland Park.

She married Evan Schuessler on July 3, 1974, at Miami, Okla. He died May 27, 1987.

Survivors include two stepsons, Pete Schuessler, Joplin, and Kipp Schuessler, Wichita, Kan.; two stepdaughters, Tena Schuessler, Wichita, and Keri Jones, Rose Hill, Kan.; her father and stepmother, Raymond and Julia Krutsinger, Joplin; and a brother, David Krutsinger, Overland Park.

The body has been cremated. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin. Ricky Creel, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin, at a later date.

Beeda Cloud

ROCKY COMFORT, Mo. - Memorial visitation for Beeda Mae Cloud, 70, Rocky Comfort, who died Wednesday, will be at 2 p.m. today at Wheaton (Mo.) Funeral Home.

The body has been cremated.

Lyle Daniel

LOCKWOOD, Mo. - Lyle Allen Daniel, 81, Lockwood, died at 8:25 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, at his home after an illness.

Mr. Daniel was born Nov. 8, 1915, in Woodard County, Okla. He was a farmer in Dade County. He was a custodian for Lockwood schools for 16 years and owned Daniel Grave Opening Service for 16 years.

He was a member of Mount Nebo Baptist Church and Roy E. Carr Post No. 372, American Legion, Greenfield. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

He married Elizabeth E. Wilde on Oct. 9, 1937. She survives.

He was preceded in death by a son.

Survivors include four sons, Bernard Daniel, Lockwood, Kermit A. Daniel, Monett, Ray L. Daniel and Roy F. Daniel, both of Greenfield; a daughter, Celteen Wilkins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; a brother, Austin Daniel, Greenfield; 20 grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and six great-stepgrandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Greenfield (Mo.) Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Bob Martens will officiate. Burial will be in Collins Cemetery, west of Greenfield.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral chapel.

Contributions may be made to Collins Cemetery.

Sandra Gwin

MILLER, Mo. - Sandra Lea Keller Gwin, 54, Miller, died at 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, 1997, at her home after a long illness.

Mrs. Gwin was born Aug. 10, 1942, at Lawrence, Mich. She moved to the Miller area in November 1996.

She was a retired school bus driver, having driven for 26 years in Niles, Mich.

She married Jackie Lee Gwin on Oct. 27, 1962, at Cheyenne, Wyo. He survives.

Other survivors include two sons, David Gwin, Niles, Mich., and Don Gwin, Jackson, Mich.; her father, Clarence Rolland Keller, Lakeland, Fla.; a sister, Paula Barker, San Jose, Calif., and three grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Memorial Gardens Cemetery, south of Miller, with the Rev. Bob Holman officiating.

Friends may call after 9 a.m. today at Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home, Miller. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to Miller Memorial Gardens Cemetery, in care of the funeral home.

Sylvia Hoyt

NEOSHO, Mo. - Sylvia Mae Hoyt, 86, Neosho, died at 2:10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 1997 at a Neosho nursing home after a short illness.

Mrs. Hoyt was born May 1, 1910 in Newton County. She was a lifelong area resident. She had worked at Empson Bakery and Ben Franklin Variety Store, both in Neosho.

She married Edward ``Noodles'' Hoyt on May 4, 1929 at Baxter Springs, Kan. He died Feb. 17, 1971.

Survivors include three sons, Blair Hoyt, Neosho, Ron Hoyt, Helotes, Texas, and Cecil Hoyt, Littleton, Colo.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Clark Funeral Home. The Rev. Barry Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Neosho Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bud Hensley, Lewis Cole, Tom Brasiola, Jerry Gray, Ray Lane and Ray Cooper.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Edith Jennings

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. - Edith G. Jennings, 99, Mount Vernon, died at 10:20 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, 1997, at Missouri Rehabilitation Center after a long illness.

Miss Jennings was born July 26, 1897, at Sarcoxie. She lived in the states of Arizona and New Mexico before moving to Mount Vernon about 30 years ago. She retired in 1970 as a teacher of Navaho Indians. She later taught for 10 years in Mount Vernon schools.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Mount Vernon, and was a past member of Home Culture Club.

There are no immediate survivors.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home. The Rev. Warren Fikejs and Peggy Carl, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, south of Stotts City.

Friends may call until 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

H. Dean Marti

LAMAR, Mo. - H. Dean Marti, 71, Lamar Heights, died at 7:05 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, at Barton County Memorial Hospital, Lamar, after a long illness.

Mr. Marti was born Dec. 12, 1925, at Lamar, where he lived all of his life. He was an Army veteran of World War II and received the Purple Heart. He was a retired farmer and a member of Apostolic Christian Church, Lamar.

He married Arlene May Stewart on Sept. 24, 1948, at Lamar. She survives.

Additional survivors include two sons, Wayne Marti, Carthage, and Ken Marti, Lamar; two daughters, Lu Fanning and Connie Lehman, both of Lamar; three brothers, Charles Marti, Don Marti and Roland ``Fleeter'' Marti, all of Lamar; three sisters, Eunice Martin, Eureka, Ill., Polly Schrock, Congerville, Ill., and Rosemary Degnan, Bloomington, Ill.; and 12 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Apostolic Christian Church, southwest of Lamar, with Gene Marti, minister, officiating. Burial will be in the Apostolic Christian Church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar.

Bessie Thompson

GREENFIELD, Mo. - Bessie Irene Thompson, 80, Greenfield, died at 5 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, 1997, at a nursing home in Greenfield after an illness.

Mrs. Thompson was born July 15, 1916, at Lawrenceville, Ill. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include three sons, Freeman Elmer Wells, Greenfield, Dale Wells, the state of Florida, and Dennis Wells, Gainsville, Texas; a daughter, Alice Kaye Hedge, Lakeland, Fla.; a brother, Lewis Dunlop, Nashville, Tenn.; two sisters, Della Cooper and Gertie Clayton Allen, both of Sumner, Ill.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be at noon Wednesday at Sumner Free Methodist Church, Sumner, Ill. The Rev. Jerry Flemming will officiate. Burial will be in Lawrenceville City Cemetery, Lawrenceville, Ill.

Arrangements are under the direction of Greenfield Funeral Home.

Raymond Elliott

COLUMBUS, Kan. - Raymond O. Elliott, 86, Columbus route 4, died at 2:05 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, 1997, at a Quapaw, Okla., nursing home, after a long illness.

Mr. Elliott was born July 31, 1910, at Central City, Mo. He had lived in the Columbus area most of his life. He was a retired dairyman. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, rural Columbus.

His wife, Esther Marie Gilliland Elliott, died in 1962.

Survivors include a son, Thomas A. Elliott, Chetopa; two daughters, Nancy Murdock, Kansas City, Kan., and Sue Canady, rural Columbus; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. The Rev. Larry Perry will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, rural Columbus.

Pallbearers will be Brett Canady, Chad Canady, Chuck Creger, Phillipp Elliott, John Murdock and Raymond Elliott.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Derfelt's Baxter Chapel, Baxter Springs.

Jimmie Crippen

MIAMI, Okla. - Jimmie Lee Crippen, 67, 222 G St. N.W., died at 1:22 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, at Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami.

The death is being investigated by the Tulsa Medical Examiner's Office.

Mr. Crippen was born Feb. 2, 1929. He moved to the Miami area one year ago from Grove. He was a disabled veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include a son, James Allen Crippen, Miami; a daughter, Violet Crippen, Turlock, Calif.; a brother, Jessie Crippen, Miami; three sisters, Christina Baker, Miami, Violet Brown, Wichita, Kan., and Laurie Boles, Pineville, Mo.; and a grandchild.

Arrangements are pending with Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.

Norma Hall

COMMERCE, Okla. - Norma Sue Hall, 60, 300 N. Maple St., died at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, 1997, at Baptist Regional Medical Center, Miami, after a long illness.

Miss Hall was born Nov. 27, 1936, at Quapaw. She moved to Commerce 40 years ago from Cardin. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church, Commerce.

Survivors include a sister, Melba Beaver, Commerce; and a brother, Gene Hall, Arlington, Va.

Arrangements are pending with Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher.


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