Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Kenneth Hart
Graveside services for Kenneth C. Hart, 69, Joplin, who died Tuesday, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Osborne Memorial Cemetery. Hubert Hinten, minister, will officiate. Pallbearers will be Rocky Ewen, Jim Gates, Paul Hinds, Kevin Koeshall, Kenny Sharon and Tony Pierce. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Parker Mortuary. Contributions may be made to Hospice-Home Care at St. John's Regional Medical Center.

Carol Henson
Carol E. Henson, 71, 1524 Jackson Ave., died at 4 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, 1996, at her home after a long illness. Mrs. Henson was born April 6, 1925, at Sarcoxie. She lived in Joplin most of her life. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Central Christian Center and the Gold Star Mothers. She married Clark L. Henson Sr. on May 13, 1946, at Columbus, Kan. He died Dec. 15, 1975. Survivors include a son, Mark Henson, 2117 Byers Ave.; two daughters, Carla Hughes, 2703 Connor Ave., and Cynthia Henson, of the home; two sisters, Kay Sawyer, Joplin route 4, and Ann Edwards, Sarcoxie; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Osborne Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. Doug Wilkerson will officiate. Pallbearers will be Jerrod Henson, Jason Henson, Nathan Hughes and John Hughes. The casket will be closed. The family will be at the home of a daughter, Carla Hughes, 2703 Connor Ave. Arrangements are under direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary. Contributions may be made to the hospice organization at St. John's Regional Medical Center.

Ora Jones
Ora Madge Von Gonten Jones, 89, 110 Northpark Lane, died at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. Mrs. Jones was born Dec. 4, 1906, at Sapulpa, Okla. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a Baptist. She married Oren Jones on Dec. 8, 1973, in Joplin. He died Oct. 19, 1989. Surviving are a son, Gerald Von Gonten, Joplin; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren;and three great-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Green Hills Memorial Gardens, Sapulpa, with Jeff Guleserian, minister, officiating. Arrangements are under direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin.

Trew Lockhart
Trew W. Lockhart, 81, 312 North Creekside Drive, died at 5:08 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, 1996, at St. John's Regional Medical Center after a short illness. Mr. Lockhart was born Dec. 1, 1914, in the Diamond Grove area, northwest of Diamond. He returned to Joplin in April from Prairie Grove, Ark. He was a Christian minister involved in new church evangelism. He also was a farmer, businessman, teacher and carpenter. He began his ministry in 1947 with Alba (Mo.) Christian Church. He had been minister at Springfield and Chester, Ill., and at Fayetteville and Prairie Grove, Ark. He was a master carpenter and was involved in building several churches. He graduated in 1956 with a bachelor's degree from what now is Pittsburg (Kan.) State University, where he also did some postgraduate work. From 1949-1972, he was a schoolteacher and administrator in Missouri, Illinois and Arkansas. He retired in 1984. He was a member of the Morgan Horse Association of Arkansas. He married Barbara Hilton on May 18, 1935, at Diamond. She survives. Also surviving are three sons, Phil Lockhart, Joplin, and Jack Lockhart and Jami Lockhart, both of Fayetteville; a brother, George Lockhart Jr., Bella Vista, Ark.; two sisters, Luella Wecker, Portland, Ore., and Rosalea York, Lenexa, Kan.; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. The body is to be cremated. Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Diamond Grove Christian Church. Burial will be in Powers Cemetery, east of Diamond. Contributions may be made to Diamond Grove Christian Church. Arrangements are under direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary.

Gerald Wilson Sr.
Gerald Richard Wilson Sr., 53, Joplin, died at 6:48 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 1996, at his home after a long illness. Mr. Wilson was born Oct. 5, 1942, at Carl Junction. He lived in Joplin most of his life. He was a custodian for the Joplin R-8 School District for 11 years. He previously worked for J.C. Penney Co. at Blue Ridge Mall, Kansas City, and in the Bunker Hill Mines at Kellogg, Idaho. He attended Joplin Family Worship Center. He married Roberta J. Ramsey on April 5, 1982, in Joplin. She survives. Also surviving are a son, Gerald R. Wilson Jr., Joplin; three daughters, Patricia Ann Wilson, Carl Junction, Melissa Sue Wilson, state of Alabama, and Loretta Lynn Wilson, Joplin; a stepson, Timothy Douglas Ramsey, Carl Junction; a brother, Paul Wilson, Joplin; and eight grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Fairview Cemetery, Joplin. Pallbearers will be Roger Wilson, Bill Wilson, Harold Wilson, Paul Wilson, Larry Fisher and Larry Keith Fisher. Arrangements are under direction of Parker Mortuary.

Gene Bass
MONETT, Mo. James E. ``Gene'' Bass, 74, Monett, died at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. Mr. Bass was born June 2, 1922. He was a lifetime resident of Monett. He was a retired carpenter. He was a member of the Studebaker Club and the First Baptist Church, Monett. He married Annabelle Reed on Sept. 26, 1943, in Monett. She survives. Also surviving is a sister, Geraldean Bass, Monett. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, with the Rev. Rex Henderson officiating. Burial will be in Monett IOOF Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home.

Norma Dean
CASSVILLE, Mo. Norma L. Dean, 67, Cassville route 1, died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 1996, at Bates Medical Center, Bentonville, Ark., after a long illness. Mrs. Dean was born Jan. 30, 1929, at Red Fork, Okla. She had lived 16 years in Barry and McDonald counties, moving from Tulsa, Okla. She had co-owned service stations, a cleaning business, a motel and a cave. She was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Washburn. She married Virgil V. Dean on Dec. 24, 1946. He survives. Also surviving are a son, Paul Dean, Tulsa; a daughter, Fay Havlick, Chicago, Ill.; her mother, Grace Robbins, Tulsa; three sisters, Marie Sullivan, Boulder City, Nev., Betty Hargrove, Fort Smith, Ark., and JoAnn Thompson, Tulsa; a brother, Jerry Burkhart, Tulsa; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Washburn. The Rev. Aaron Nowland, the Rev. Tom Casady, the Rev. Sam Mitchell, the Rev. Wayne Wall and the Rev. Vance Wiley will officiate. Burial will be in Washburn Prairie Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jerry Varner, Brian Rose, Scot Knowlles, Lee Stubblefield, Clarence Frye and Keith Frye. Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home.

Charles Felkins
CARL JUNCTION, Mo. Charles Ray Felkins, 69, Kansas City, a former Carl Junction resident, died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, 1996, at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Kansas City, after a long illness. Mr. Felkins was born June 4, 1927, in Carl Junction. He attended Carl Junction area schools. He had lived in Kansas City more than 40 years. He owned and operated Felkins Tree Service at Kansas City. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Esther Webb Felkins; a son, Steve Felkins, North Kansas City; three sisters, Eunice Felkins, Joplin, Stella Ruth Warden, Carl Junction, and Letha LaMont, Simi Valley, Calif.; three brothers, John Felkins, Joplin, and Marion Felkins and Merl Felkins, both of Carl Junction; and two grandchildren. Arrangements are pending with Sheil Funeral Home, Kansas City.

Ellis Gover
PURDY, Mo. Graveside services for Ellis Gover, 77, El Paso, Texas, who died Monday, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Purdy Cemetery. The Rev. W.J. Oldham will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett. Survivors include his wife, Mary D. Linebarger Gover, a former Purdy resident; a son, Ron Gover, Dallas, Texas; a daughter, Marcia Chamblee, Denton, Texas; and a brother, Randall Gover, Springfield. Contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, El Paso, in care of the funeral home.

Verle Logsdon
SENECA, Mo. Verle Marie Logsdon, 58, 103 Pine St., died at 12:55 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 1996, at a local nursing home after a short illness. Mrs. Logsdon was born June 14, 1938, at Maysville, Ark. She was a Christian. She was a member of a Seneca dart league. She married Roy I. Logsdon at Reno, Nev. He died March 21, 1986. Surviving are two sons, Wayne Logsdon, Joplin, and John Logsdon, Seneca; a daughter, Billie Poole, state of Florida; two brothers, Berned Landen, state of Idaho, and Duane Landen, El Dorado, Kan.; and seven grandchildren. The body is to be cremated. Memorial services are pending with Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin. Contributions may be made to Sandie's, Seneca.

Minnie Porter
GOLDEN CITY, Mo. Minnie Ann Porter, 88, Golden City, died at 8:50 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 1996, at a nursing home in Republic after a short illness. Mrs. Porter was born May 29, 1908, at Mountain View, Ark. She moved to Golden City 61 years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of Golden City Assembly of God Church. Her husband, Wilbur Leroy Porter, died Oct. 15, 1984. Survivors include two sons, James Henry Wimsatt, Wichita, Kan., and Charles Melvin Wimsatt, Republic; a brother, Thomas Lowrance, Fox, Ark.; two sisters, Denny Murray, Fox, and Bitha Duncan, Conway, Ark.; nine grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lake Cemetery, Lamar. Arrangements under direction of Pugh Funeral Home, Golden City. Contributions may be made to Sonshine Manor Nursing Home, Republic, in care of the funeral home.

Marie Ralston
CARTHAGE, Mo. Marie Ralston, 81, Carthage, died at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, 1996, at a local nursing home after a short illness. Mrs. Ralston was born Aug. 24, 1914, in Carthage and was a lifetime resident. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Carthage, and the Ruth Sunday school class. She married Hershell Ralston on Jan. 5, 1936, at Neosho. He died Nov. 11, 1994. Survivors include a daughter, Twylla Jones, Carthage; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Ulmer Funeral Home, Carthage. The Rev. S. Ray Crews and the Rev. Earl Knowles will officiate. Burial will be in Park Cemetery. Contributions may be to the First Baptist Church, Carthage, in care of the funeral home.

Robert Reese
CASSVILLE, Mo. Robert C. Reese, 76, Springfield, a former Cassville resident, died at 5:03 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 1996, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a long illness. Mr. Reese was born Dec. 22, 1919, in Cassville. He attended Cassville schools and was a graduate of Cassville High School. He received a bachelor's degree from a college in Los Angeles, Calif., and a master's degree from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. He was principal at Southwest School at Washburn from 1955 to 1965. He was superintendent of schools at Bland and Urbana. He retired in 1980. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He married Joan Patterson on May 23, 1956, in Cassville. She survives. Additional survivors include a son, Brett Reese, Buffalo; two daughters, Julie Ruzicka, Greenfield, and Sally Biggs, Leawood, Kan.; a brother, Harold Reese, Cassville; and two grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. The Rev. Sid Allsbury will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville. Pallbearers will be Rob Vaughan, Don Fugate, Keith Glenn, Mark Cook, Warren Ripley and Tim Logan. Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Leroy York
NEOSHO, Mo. Graveside services for William ``Leroy'' York, 46, Westview Road, who died Monday, will be at 2 p.m. today at Burkhart Cemetery, Racine. Harold Reaves, minister, will officiate. The family will be at the home of Letha Fritchey, 2723 Kapok Drive, Seneca. Arrangements are under direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca.

Micky Bain
PITTSBURG, Kan. Micky L. Bain, 48, 504 W. Fourth St., died Monday, July 29, 1996, at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Topeka, after a longillness. Mr. Bain was born April 25, 1948, at Independence, Mo. He had lived in the Pittsburg area two years. He formerly lived at Ottawa, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Belton and Chilhowee, Mo. He was 1966 graduate of Chilhowee High School. He was a truck driver for 25 years. He had worked for Tandem Trucking Co. of Olathe, hauling asphalt and aggregate, and for Bones Transportation Inc. of Ottawa. He married Peggy K. Rogers on Oct. 10, 1987, at Belton. She survives. Additional survivors include two daughters, Kelly Rhoades, Ottawa, and Kimberly Young, Pittsburg; a son, Jeffrey Young, Ottawa; a brother, Patrick Bain, Blairstown, Mo.; a sister, Marsha Baca, Socorro, N.M.; and two grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Butch Halsbasch will officiate. Arrangements are under direction of Dengel and Son Mortuary, Ottawa.

Alfred Hart
BARTLETT, Kan. Alfred C. Hart, 65, rural Bartlett, died Monday night, July 29, 1996, at Veterans Hospital, Wichita, after a long illness. Mr. Hart was born May 1, 1931, at Parsons. He attended Labette County Community High School. He was an electrician for several years at airplane factories in Wichita and for Bendix of Kansas City. He returned to the family farm near Bartlett in the 1960s. He worked at Swifts Co. in Parsons and was a farmer. He also had been a dairy tester. He was a member of the Bestor G. Brown Masonic Lodge at Wichita; Post No. 704, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Parsons; and the Labette County Farm Bureau. He was an adult leader with the Foland 4-H Club, Bartlett, for several years. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, serving as a communications and radio operator. He married Waydella Reed York on Aug. 22, 1972. She survives. Additional survivors include a son, William C. ``Bill' Hart, of the home; a stepson, Michael York, state of Missouri; a stepdaughter, Mary Ann Willems, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; two brothers, Ernest Hart and Darold Hart, both of Parsons; and three stepgrandchildren. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Springhill Cemetery, south of Parsons. Keith Stammer, minister, will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Murdock Funeral Home, Oswego. Contributions may be made to an educational fund for Mr. Hart's son, in care of the funeral home.

Emma Cahler
FAIRLAND, Okla. Emma Josephine Cahler, 74, Fairland, died at 9:56 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, 1996, at Baptist Regional Medical Center, Miami, after a sudden illness. Mrs. Cahler was born June 6, 1922, at Halfway, Mo. She moved to Ottawa County in 1945 from Buffalo, Mo. She was a 1939 graduate of Buffalo (Mo.) High School. She had attended Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, Miami, and Sunday school training classes at Glorieta, N.M. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Fairland, where she taught Sunday school and played piano, and also had been pianist at Northeast Baptist Church, Miami. She married Leland W. Cahler on Sept. 8, 1940, at Buffalo. He survives. Additional survivors include three sons, James E. Cahler, Arroyo, Puerto Rico, William J. Cahler, Fairland, and Michael L. Cahler, Van Buren, Ark.; a daughter, Barbara Jean Lindsley, Farmington, Minn.; two brothers, Victor Ginn, Granite Bay, Calif., and James Ginn, Miami; two sisters, Jean Ellis, Welch, and Paula Eaton, Lake Arrowhead, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are pending with Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami.

Martha Jones
MIAMI, Okla. Martha L. Jones, 68, Richton Park, Ill., formerly of Miami, died at 4 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, 1996, at Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital, Olympia Fields, Ill., after an illness. Mrs. Jones was born March 30, 1928, at Drexel, Mo. Her husband, Robert Jones, preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Mark Jones, Miami, and James Jones, state of Virginia; a daughter, Christie Defibaugh, Richton Park; a brother, Billie Estes, Miami; four sisters, Dixie Nelson and Jane Morrison, both of Joplin, Mo., Judy Cantrell, Grove, and Bessie Mattingly, Miami; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Lain-Sullivan Funeral Home, Park Forest, Ill. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.


 

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