Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Guy Coonfield
Guy E. Coonfield, 63, Joplin, died at 12:05 a.m. Friday, July 26, 1996, at his home after after a long illness. Mr. Coonfield was born March 29, 1933, at Vaughn, Ark. He lived the past 12 years in Joplin. He was a retired truck driver. He was a Seventh-day Adventist and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Surviving are a brother, John Coonfield, Fort Worth, Texas. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Coffelt Cemetery, near Vaughn. Don Coonfield will officiate. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Callison-Lough Funeral Home, Bentonville, Ark. Contributions may be made to the maintenance fund at Coffelt Cemetery.

Thelma Jackson
NEVADA, Mo. Thelma Jean Jackson, 94, Nevada, died at 7 p.m. Friday, July 26, 1996, at a Nevada nursing home after an illness. Mrs. Jackson was born June 4, 1902, at Palmyra, Ill. She moved to a farm in southwest Vernon County in 1906. She then moved to Nevada in 1920 and graduated from Nevada High School in 1921. She received a teaching degree from what is now Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, in 1937 and later received an English degree from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. She was a longtime school teacher in Vernon County, including more than 28 years at schools in Nevada. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Nevada, where she was a member of Rebecca Sunday School Class and served in the Women's Missionary and Training unions. She married Ross Jackson in June 1950. He died in August 1978. There are no immediate survivors. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Milster Funeral Home, Nevada. The Rev. John Nichols will officiate. Burial will be in Deerfield Cemetery. Friends may call until 1 p.m. today at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Baptist Hill at Mount Vernon, in care of the funeral home.

Dow Jenkins
NEOSHO, Mo. Dow Elton Jenkins, 68, 600 Gooch Road, died at 2:10 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 1996, at his home after a short illness. Mr. Jenkins was born Jan. 20, 1928, at Myrtle. He moved to Neosho in 1968 from Ellington. He worked for the University of Missouri Extension Service as a livestock specialist, having worked at Ellington and Neosho for a total of 32 years. He was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church, Neosho, and a member of the Senior Men's Golf League. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He married Marjorie ``Marge'' Bartley on June 5, 1952, at Columbia. She survives. Additional survivors include a son, Lynn A. Jenkins, Neosho; three daughters, Linda Willard, Spring Hill, Kan., Lou Boman, Commerce, Okla., and Frankie McKlintic, Nevada; his mother and stepfather, Irene and Marvin Cockman, Thayer; a brother, Larry Cockman, Doniphan; two sisters, Della F. Prewitt and Carol Ingle, both of Mount Vernon; 12 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Neosho. The Rev. Todd Decker will officiate. Burial will be in Neosho Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jim Schudy, Jim Ross, Les Bond, Billy Badgett, Jim Bollinger Sr. and Homer Sturdivant. The body will lie in state after noon today at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church.

Harry Minney
PINEVILLE, Mo. Harry Wayne Minney, 66, Pineville route 1, died at 3:40 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 1996, at his home after several months of ill health. Mr. Minney was born Oct. 30, 1929, at Lamar, Ark. He moved to the Pineville area about 10 years ago from Oklahoma City, Okla. He had been a truck driver. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Minney; a son, Gary Minney, Ladysmith, Va.; two daughters, Kay Herrington, Bernie, and Rosemarie McCollaum, Longview, Texas; a stepson, Van Hibbert, Seneca; a stepdaughter, Pamela Gilbert, Pineville; two brothers, Wallace Minney, DeSoto, and Hoyt Minney, Hot Springs, Ark.; three sisters, Edith Rose, Niles, Mich., Sarah Buchanan, Sikeston, and May Standridge, Clarksville; 18 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Pineville Cemetery. Dick Sanders, chaplain, will officiate. Friends may call after noon today at Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Grove, Okla., in care of the funeral home.

Daniel Osborn
NEOSHO, Mo. Daniel Kenneth Osborn, 45, rural Neosho, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 1996, at his home after an illness of cancer. Mr. Osborn was born Aug. 21, 1950, in Jasper County. He had lived in the Joplin area most of his life. He was a master sergeant E-8 for the 203rd Engineer Battalion of the Missouri Army National Guard, with more than 28 years of service. He was a farmer. He was the leader of the Oak Grove-Cedar Creek 4-H districts. He was a member of Greenwood Baptist Church, Joplin, the Missouri National Guard Association and the Oklahoma Brahman Association. He married Estella E. Casteel on May 21, 1970, in Newton County. She survives. Additional survivors include a son, David Osborn, Neosho; a daughter, Erin Osborn, Goodman; his parents, Kenneth and Iris Osborn, Joplin; and a sister, Donna Piquard, Neodesha, Kan. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Missouri Army National Guard Army, Joplin. Keith Whitmore, chaplain, and the Rev. Skip Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Osborne Memorial Cemetery. Military graveside services will be conducted by the 203rd Engineer Battalion of the Missouri Army National Guard. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Parker Mortuary. Pallbearers will be Gary Wallian, Gerald McCrary, Dale Kellhofler, Bruce Layton, Doug Brown, Dave White, Earl Shofler, Bob Boyard, Roy Fair, Bob Landon, Dave Powell, Carl Johnson, John Mate and Rex Hill. Contributions may be made to Greenwood Baptist Church, Joplin.

Charles Parsons
CARL JUNCTION, Mo. Charles William Parsons, 43, 204 Rocky Lane, died at 9:10 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 1996, at his home after a sudden illness. Mr. Parsons was born April 6, 1953, at Rome, N.Y. He had lived in the Joplin area for 12 years. He was an automobile glass installer in Joplin. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis McIlvaine Parsons; a son, David Parsons, Carbondale, Pa.; a daughter, Tina Parsons, Carbondale; his mother, Barbara Parsons, Miami, Okla.; six brothers and six sisters, whose names and addresses were unavailable; four stepgrandchildren; and nine great-stepgrandchildren. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Carl Junction Cemetery. The Rev. Vernon Brewer will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City.

Bill Tolbert
ANDERSON, Mo. James William ``Bill'' Tolbert, 80, Anderson route 3, died at 6:15 p.m. Friday, July 26, 1996, at his home after an apparent heart attack. Mr. Tolbert was born Aug. 23, 1915, at Binger, Okla. He moved to the Anderson area about 10 years ago from Davis, Okla. He served in the Air Force and retired as a major. He was graduated from Oklahoma State University, Ada. He was a member of Living Word Mission Church, Simco community, near Stella. Survivors include a son, James M. Tolbert, Richardson, Texas, and a granddaughter. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Living Word Mission Church. The Rev. Billy Joe Gentry will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Stella. Friends may call after noon today at Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today.

Lucille Willis
CARTHAGE, Mo. Lucille Elizabeth Willis, 88, Carthage, died at 7:10 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 1996, at McCune-Brooks Hospital after a short illness. Mrs. Willis was born June 8, 1908, in Carthage, where she was a lifetime resident. She had been a self-employed seamstress for many years. She married Walter Willis on Aug. 9, 1926, in Carthage. He died Dec. 5, 1966. Surviving are a daughter, Bonnie Walton, Carthage; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today at Park Cemetery, Carthage. Marvin VanGilder, minister, will officiate. Contributions may be made to the bird aviary fund at Christian Health Care Center in care of Ulmer Funeral Home, Carthage.

Cecil Chambers
BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. John Cecil Chambers, 83, Baxter Springs, died at 1:55 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., after a short illness. Mr. Chambers was born July 10, 1913, at Checotah, Okla. He moved to Baxter Springs one year ago from Joplin, where he had lived most of his life. He was graduated in 1932 from Joplin High School. He was a truck driver for United Transport for 40 years. He retired in 1974. He was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Georgia Jeanne Bissenas Chambers; a son, John R. Chambers, Joplin; a stepdaughter, Alexina ``Jeanne'' Chambers, Baxter Springs; two stepsons, William McDougall, San Jose, Calif., and James McDougall, San Clemente, Calif.; two sisters, Geraldine Grainger, Joplin, and Hazel Carnell, Manteca, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin. The Rev. Charlie Walker will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Parker Mortuary, Joplin. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Bernard Gordon
BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. Graveside services for Bernard Lee Gordon, 72, 331 Grant St., who died Friday, will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery, Mannford, Okla. The Rev. Gene Varnell will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami, Okla.

Harold Erwin
MIAMI, Okla. Services for Harold Eugene Erwin, 76, Miami, who died Saturday, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church, Miami. Bill Richey, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in GAR Cemetery, Miami. Graveside services will be conducted by the Northeast Oklahoma Veteran's Funeral Detail. Pallbearers will be Jim Thompson, Tom Robinson, Vernon Lee, John Mills, Rob Garwood and Dave Lewis. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Jim Thomas Funeral Home, Miami. Contributions may be made to the Miami Public Schools' enrichment foundation, Oklahoma Lions Eye Bank or Miami Little Theater.

Evangeline Broaddus
Evangeline Moser Broaddus, 65, formerly of Rolla, died Thursday, July 25, 1996, at a local nursing home after an illness. Mrs. Broaddus was born Nov. 15, 1931, at Jamestown, N.D. She married Richard Broaddus Nov. 2, 1951, in North Dakota. He died Sept. 3, 1990. She was a resident of the Rolla area for many years. She attended First Presbyterian Church, Rolla. Survivors include a son, Robert R. Broaddus, Joplin; a brother, Ray Moser, Clark, Wyoming; two sisters, Florence Kauk, Houston, Texas, and Irene Schumaker, Fargo, N.D.; and three grandchildren. Services were Monday at Null & Son Chapel, Rolla. The Rev. Hugh Stewart officiated. Burial was in Ozark Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Rolla. Arrangements were under the direction of Null & Son Funeral Home, Rolla. Contributions may be made to the Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Rolla.

Herman Camerer
Herman Clyde Camerer, 94, 3029 E. 11th St., died at 6 a.m. Sunday, July 28, 1996, at his home after a long illness. He was born July 5, 1902, at Granby. He was a livestock farmer and lifelong area resident. He married Lula White. She died July 5, 1946. He married Elsie Anderson, Oct. 5, 1984, at Neosho. She survives. Additional survivors include six sons, Junior Camerer, Tulsa, Okla., Ted Camerer, Dixon, Les Camerer, Richmond, Va., Bill Camerer, Goldendale, Wash., and Lee Ervin Camerer, Yakima, Wash.; four daughters, Sue Riel, Palm Bay, Fla., Jeneanne Nibbe, Queens, N.Y., Wilma Brett, Miami, Okla., Bernice Moser, St. Louis; a stepson, Walter Anderson, Joplin; two stepdaughters, Susan Grant, and Vicki Phrasher, both of Joplin; 30 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at Greenwood Cemetery, north of Granby, with the Rev. Ralph Walker officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.

Richard Martin
Richard L. Martin, 61, Joplin, died at 3:35 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 1996, at his home after a long illness. Mr. Martin was born Feb. 20, 1935, at Joplin. He was a lifelong resident. He was a truck driver from 1969 until retirement in 1992. He attended Iron Gates Christian Church, Joplin. He is survived by two sons, Steve Martin and Jimmy Allen Harvey, both of Joplin; six daughters, Sharon Massey, Carol Witham, Pennie Burt, and Kenna Calentine, all of Joplin, Roxane Green, Galena, Kan., and Theresa Beggs, Wichita, Kan.; a brother, Robert Martin, Joplin; a sister, Collene Lake, Joplin; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Mortuary Chapel. The Rev. Max Bishop will officiate. Burial will be at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Paul Woods, Lewis Olds, Marvin Greer, Tim Green, Howard Wren and Forrest Knisley. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. today at Parker Mortuary. Contributions may be made to St. John's Hospice, in care of the funeral home.

Lloyd Rash
Lloyd L. Rash, 78, died at 12:15 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 1996, at Coffeyville (Kan.) Regional Medical Center of an illness. He was the father of Bruce Rash, Joplin. Mr. Rash was born May 20, 1918, at Cherryvale, Kan., where he was a lifelong resident. He worked for the Continental Can Co., Coffeyville, and the Kansas Ordnance Plant, Parsons, Kan. He operated several businesses in Cherryvale including the Hoobacker Inn, Lazy Lounge and the Silver Bar. He served from 1944 to 1946 in the Marine Corps at Okinawa. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Eagles, and Elks Lodges of Cherryvale. He had served as a volunteer fireman and had been active in the Cherryvale Little League baseball program. He married Mary Louise VanCleave on May 26, 1940, at Pineville, Mo. She died in 1976. He married Lillian Robinson on Dec. 27, 1978. She survives. Survivors include six additional sons, Jim Rash, Wilmington, N.C., Larry Rash, Jack Rash and Jon Rash, all of Cherryvale, Jerry Rash, Augusta, Kan., and Bill Rash, Independence, Kan.; two daughters, Marlene Poole and Jayne Knight, both of Cherryvale; a stepson, William Bowermaster, state of Pennsylvania; two stepdaughters, Stephana Robinson, state of Missouri, and Kathleen DeMoss, state of Mississippi; 22 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nine stepgrandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Cherryvale. The Rev. Luther Dowty and the Rev. Dick Drumeller will officiate. A Marine detachment will conduct graveside military rites at Fairview Cemetery, Cherryvale. Pallbearers will be Zeke Rash, Jonathan Rash, Mike Rash, Bobby Rash, Travis Rash, Craig Rash, Chad Knight and Daron Poole. Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Potts Chapel at Cherryvale. Friends may call after 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church. Contributions may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hospital's hospital equipment fund, in care of Potts Chapel at Independence.

Mistie Gillmore
STOTTS CITY, Mo. Mistie L. Gillmore, 17, died Sunday, July 28, 1996, after a traffic accident 1" miles east of Stotts City. Miss Gillmore was born July 3, 1979, at Springfield. She was a clerk at Diana's Corner Grocery Store, Stotts City. She would have been a junior at Mount Vernon (Mo.) High School, where she was a band and glee club member. She was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at Aurora. Survivors include her parents, Ronnie and Kathy Gillmore, Stotts City; a brother, Ronnie Gillmore Jr., of the home; a sister, Anna Gillmore, of the home; her maternal grandmother, Norma Bowman, La Russell route 1; and her paternal grandparents, Lloyd and Velma Gillmore, Verona route 2. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Knell Mortuary, Carthage. Dick Palmer will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Carthage. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Knell Mortuary, Carthage. Contributions may be made to the Mount Vernon High School band, in care of the funeral home.

Patrick Laurie
NOEL, Mo. Patrick W. Laurie, 83, Noel, died at 7:50 a.m. Sunday, July 28, 1996, at his home after a long illness. Mr. Laurie was born Oct. 12, 1912, at Detroit, Mich. He lived the last 40 years in Noel. He retired from the U.S. Army, following a military career that began in the U.S. Cavalry and continued through the Korean War. He retired as a lieutenant colonel and was a decorated veteran. In the early 1960s, he became an educator and administrator in the McDonald county school system. He retired from public school service in 1970. He married Mary Trupke on Aug. 13, 1955, in the state of Wisconsin. She survives. Also surviving is a daughter, Mary P. Laurie, Little Rock, Ark. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Fort Gibson Cemetery. Friends may call at Ozark Mortuary, Noel, at 12 noon to 8 p.m. Family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. A memorial has been established to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in care of the funeral home.

Evelyn Martin
GOLDEN CITY, Mo. Evelyn S. Martin, 83, Golden City, died at 10 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. Mrs. Martin was born Aug. 15, 1912, at Green Bay, Wis. She was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church, Lockwood. She married William F. Martin on July 22, 1928, at Grand Marias, Minn. He died Oct. 31, 1962. Survivors include two daughters, Ann Hannah-Carpenter, Kansas City, Susan Von Canon, Golden City; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Private family services will be Wednesday at the IOOF Cemetery, Golden City. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Pugh Funeral Home, Golden City. Contributions may be made to St. John's Regional Medical Center Hospice, Joplin.

William Meek
WEBB CITY, Mo. William H. Meek, 76, 602 N. Pennsylvania, died at 8:12 a.m. Monday, July 29, 1996, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, of a sudden illness. Mr. Meek was born Aug. 3, 1919, at Lexington. He was a veteran of the World War II Merchant Marines. He was a Missouri-Pacific Railroad engineer. He attended the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Webb City. He married Mildred Marie Hudson on June 7, 1963, at Carthage. She survives. Additional survivors include his son, Stephen Meek, Webb City. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Webb City Cemetery. The Rev. David Miller will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City.

Jay Miller
NEOSHO, Mo. Jay Allan Miller, 46, 419 South St., died at 4:30 a.m. Monday, July 29, 1996, at his home after a long illness. Mr. Miller was born Jan. 10, 1950, at Marion, Ind. He moved in 1965 to Joplin and in 1972 to Tulsa, Okla. He moved in December to Neosho from Tulsa. He was a 1968 Joplin High School graduate. He had attended Ozark Christian College, Joplin. He had worked from 1972-1995 for the Oklahoma Natural Gas Co., Tulsa. He was a member of the Sandusky Avenue Christian Church, Tulsa. Survivors include his parents, Thomas E. and Jacqueline V. Miller, Neosho; two brothers, Lee Miller, Stillwater, Okla., and Chris Miller, Trimble; a sister, Susan Anne Miller, Joplin; and his paternal grandmother, Alice Miller, Wabash, Ind. The body will be cremated. Private family services will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.

Charles Parsons
CARL JUNCTION, Mo. Graveside services for Charles William Parsons, 43, 204 Rocky Lane, who died Saturday, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Carl Junction Cemetery. The Rev. Vernon Brewer will officiate. Family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City. Survivors include six brothers, Eugene Parsons, Thomas Parsons and James Parsons, all of Miami, Okla., George Parsons, Rome, N.Y., John Parsons, Point Rock, N.Y., and Robert Parsons, Williamstown, N.Y.; six sisters, Patricia Gower, Michelle Adsit and June Parsons, all of Miami, Joan Baldwin, Rogers, Ark., Elaine Bozek, Gloversville, N.Y., and Marlene Lamburtes, Phoenix, Ariz.

Nell Prine
NEVADA, Mo. Nell Breshears Prine, 94, Nevada, died Sunday, July 28, 1996, at a local nursing home after an illness. Mrs. Prine was born Nov. 4, 1901, at Avery. She received her teaching degree from Warrensburg Teachers College in 1921. She taught school for about four years. She was employed as a seamstress in 1926 to 1943. She then farmed with her husband from 1943 to 1957 in the Breshears valley, near Avery. She moved to Nevada, where she was employed as a seamstress from 1957 until her retirement in 1968. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Senior Citizen's Club. She married Ed Prine Aug. 23, 1930, at Kansas City. He died Sept. 11, 1975. Survivors include one son, Jim Prine, Nevada; one brother, Lowis Breshears, Modesto, Calif.; a sister, Oreyene Lundburg, of the state of California; one grandchild; three great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; and a great-great-grandchild. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Milster Funeral Home, Nevada. The Rev. John Nichols will officiate. Burial will be at Newton Burial Park. Friends may call today from noon to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today.

Daniel Simpson
NEOSHO, Mo. Daniel Ralph Simpson, 45, Lewiston, Calif., a Neosho native, died Sunday, July 14, 1996, as the result of a drowning at Trinity Lake at the Trinity National Forest, near Lewiston. Mr. Simpson was born Dec. 22, 1950, in Neosho. He graduated from Neosho High School and Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield. He worked for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation at Hollister, Calif. He was transferred 10 years ago to Lewiston from Hollister. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Simpson; a son, Richard Simpson, Lewiston; his mother, Leanna Simpson, Springfield; two brothers, Michael Gene Simpson, De Soto, and Patrick Simpson, Kansas City; and a sister, Juanita Haile, Brookline. Services were held July 17 at the McDonald-Files Funeral Home, Weaverville, Calif. Ken Downey, pastor, officiated. The body was cremated. Memorial services and arrangements are pending with Woodard-Freund Funeral Home, Neosho.

Lester Stephen
ANDERSON, Mo. Lester William Stephen, 59, Anderson route 2, died at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 29, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a short illness. Mr. Stephen was born Jan. 1, 1937, at Graham County, Kan. He had lived in Anderson for about three years, moving from Springdale, Ark. He was the owner of Custom Images, a sign business in Anderson. He was a member of the Anderson Full Gospel Church. He was the founder and member of the Anderson Alcoholics Anonymous group. He married Glenda Lee Johnson, July 14, 1957, at Lenore, Kan. She survives. Additional survivors include two sons, Lester Lee Stephen, Springdale, Ark., and Larry Dean Stephen, Virginia Beach, Va.; three daughters, Cindy Ann Kreizer, Fairfield, Conn., Susan Jo Rupp, Virginia Beach, Va., Wanda Kay Harris, Anderson; a brother, Harold Stephen, Norton, Kan.; and 12 grandchildren. Arrangements are pending with Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson.

James Douthitt
BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. James Ronald Douthitt, 48, Baxter Springs route 2, was pronounced dead at 6:21 a.m. Sunday, July 28, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo. A ruling on the death is pending with the Cherokee County Coroner. Mr. Douthitt was born Jan. 23, 1948, at the state of Texas. He had lived six years in Baxter Springs, moving from Commerce, Okla. He retired in 1994 after working 25 years at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant at Parsons, Kan. He married Jo Ann Tallent on Dec. 26, 1985. She survives. Additional survivors include two stepdaughters, Jody Sie, St. Louis, Mo., and Jo Anna Watkins, Joplin; two brothers, Roy Douthitt, Saudi Arabia, and Richard Douthitt, Tulsa, Okla.; a sister, Joyce Douthitt, Yukon, Okla.; and eight step-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Picher. Burial will be in the Baxter Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Donald Caskey
MIAMI, Okla. Donald R. Caskey, 59, 800 Garfield Blvd., died at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, July 28, 1996, at the St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa, after a short illness. Mr. Caskey was born Sept. 24, 1936, at Ponca City, Okla. He graduated from the Stillwater (Okla.) High School in 1954. He received his bachelor's degree in agriculture education in 1959 from Oklahoma State University. He received his master's degree from OSU in natural science in 1964. He taught at Union High School, Tulsa, from 1959 to 1963. In 1964, he taught at Eastern Junior College, Wilberton, Okla. In 1965, he moved from Stillwater to Miami to teach at at Northeastern A&M College as a member of the science faculty. He later later became division chairman of science engineering at NEO. He was a captain of the U.S. Army. He was a charter member of the University Heights Baptist Church, Stillwater. He was a deacon and Sunday school teacher at the First Baptist Church, Miami. He married Betty Beard, July 22, 1972, at Miami. She survives. Additional survivors include two daughters, Kimberly Caskey and Christy Caskey, of the home; a brother, Philip Caskey, Athens, Ga.; and a sister, D. Ann Eakin, Stillwater. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church, Miami, with the Rev. David Whitlock and Carlos Ybarra, pastor, officiating. Phil Caskey will assist. Burial will be at the Glen-Abbey Cemetery, east of Miami. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Cooper-Althouse Funeral Chapel, Miami. Pallbearers will be David Dallas, Mark Grigsby, Bobby Lipscomb, Bob Hunt, Bob Rasor, and Dennis Watson. Deacons of the First Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers. Contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church (Miami) Memorial Fund, to the NEO Foundation, the Baptist Student Union or to the University Heights Baptist Church, in care of the funeral home.

Diana Duncan
COLCORD, Okla. Diana Jane Duncan, 47, Colcord, died Saturday, July 27, 1996, at Siloam Springs (Ark.) Memorial Hospital. A ruling on the cause of death is pending with the Arkansas Medical Examiner. Mrs. Duncan was born Dec. 8, 1948, at Siloam Springs. She lived most of her life in Delaware County. She graduated from Colcord High School. She had worked the last eight years at McKee Baking Co., Gentry, Ark. She was a member of the Colcord Church of Christ. She married Larry R. Duncan on July 21, 1967. He survives. Additional survivors include two sons, Mickey A. Duncan, Vian, and Carl R. Duncan, Oklahoma City; her mother, Juanita Allen, Colcord; two brothers, Frank Allen, Jay, and David Allen, Siloam Springs; and two sisters, Phyllis Glass, Colcord, and Jeanne Shipman, Baxter Springs, Kan. Arrangements are pending with Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs.

Robert McClintic
MIAMI, Okla. Robert G. McClintic, 68, 2312 ``A'' St. N.E., died at 3:03 a.m. Monday, July 29, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a short illness. Mr. McClintic was born Sept. 4, 1927, at Miami. He was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a retired security guard for the Department of Defense in California. He had worked under Cleo Wilson and Floyd Ingram at the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office and he was an auxiliary policeman five years in Miami. He was a founding member, Sunday school teacher and a former treasurer of the Liberty Baptist Church, Miami. He married Phyllis Haynes on May 13, 1971, at Columbus, Kan. She survives. Also surviving are five sons, Monty Dale Krudsen, state of Oregon, Robert McClintic Jr., Alma, Ark., Johnny McClintic, Portland, Ore., Fred McClintic, El Dorado, Kan., and Kelly McClintic, Miami; seven daughters, Wendi McClintic and Dani McClintic, both of Miami, Linda Plumb, Portland, Dawn Fox, Kim Crane, and Katie Charlton, all of Commerce, and Jean Ann Raraigh, Germany; two brothers, William McClintic, Miami, and Charles McClintic, Hutchinson, Kan.; four sisters, Maxine Carroll, Fairland, Mary Waybright, Commerce, Pat Betts, Hutchinson, and Charlene Weaver, Herlong, Calif.; and 22 grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Liberty Baptist Church, Miami. The Rev. Carroll Holden will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Afton. The Northeast Oklahoma Veterans Funeral Detail will conduct graveside military rites. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.


 

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