|VIRNENA I. LEWIS MAGEE
MIAMI, Okla. - Virnena I. Lewis Magee, 81, of Miami, Okla. and Baxter
Springs, Kan., died Sunday, June 10, 2001 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin,
Mo. after an illness. Mrs. Magee was born September 8, 1919 in Poplar Bluff,
Mo. to Sidney and Ethel Pearl (Faughn) Spradling. She has lived in this
area since 1955. Mrs. Magee was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian
Church in Baxter Springs, Kan. where she also taught Sunday School. She
liked to write poetry and to go fishing. She married Walter Lewis December
17, 1937 in Miami, he preceded her in death December 27, 1979. She married
William K. Magee February 26, 1994 in Baxter Springs, Kan. He survives
of the home.
She is also survived by three sons and daughter-laws, Walter and Ina
Lewis of Brunswick, Mo., Carl and Peggy Lewis of Baxter Springs, Kan.,
and Tommy and Helen Lewis of Baxter Springs, Kan.; two daughters and son-in-laws,
Barbara and Elvin McLean of Baxter Springs, Kan., and Ethel (Riggs) and
Dave Nicoll of Parsons, Kan.; four stepdaughters and son-in-laws, Carrol
and Darrion Thompson of Miami, Okla., Elizabeth and Joe Smith of Pasadena,
Texas, Rosemary and Jerry Boatwright of Wesley, Ark., and Jewel Kay and
Junior Braden of Afton, Okla.; five brothers, Duward Spradling of Houston,
Texas, Gene Spradling of Austin, Texas, Fred Spradling of Independence,
Ore., Sidney of Hemit, Calif., and Charles Spradling of Sandy, Ore.; 17
grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren and three
great-great grandchildren. A daughter, Doris Ellen Lewis, preceded her
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at the
Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home in Commerce. Ed Snider will officiate. Burial
will be in the Lowell Cemetery in Lowell, Kan. under the direction of the
Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home Commerce. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:00 Tuesday evening at the
Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home, Commerce.
JAMES CLYDE MALLARD
JAY, Okla.- James Mallard, 16, died Thursday, August 2, 2001 at his
home in Jay after a long illness. The son of Denny and Pamela (Edwards)
Mallard, he was born on October 15, 1984 in Groton, Conn., moving to Jay
nine years ago. He was a student in the Jay Public Schools. James was a
member of the Assembly of God Church in Jay.
Survivors are: father, Denny Mallard, of Cheyenne, Okla.; mother, Pamela
Mallard, of Jay; sister, Katy Edwards of Jay; brother, Adam Ray Mallard
of Jay, and grandfather, Clyde James Mallard, of Jay.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 4, in the Assembly
of God Church with Bill Goldner officiating. There will be a visitation
for family and friends at the funeral home at 7 p.m. on Friday. The services
are under the directions of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Jay.
MARY CLAIRE MANN
WYANDOTTE, Okla. - Mary Claire Mann, 72, died Tuesday, September 18,
2001 at Grove General Hospital. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday,
September 21, at Sycamore Chapel United Methodist Church with Pastor Don
Bates officiating. Visitation was held until 7 p.m. Thursday at Ellis Family
Mrs. Mann was born December 8, 1928 in Davenport, Iowa, to Herbert
W. and Henrietta (Stevens) Fort. She married Vernon E. Mann on March 10,
1965. He preceded her in death in November, 1996. Mrs. Mann was a homemaker.
She moved to Wyandotte in 1977, coming from Bettendorf, Iowa. She was a
member of Sycamore Chapel United Methodist Church and the United Methodist
Women. She enjoyed shopping and sewing.
Survivors are : two sons, Devin D. Mann of Wyandotte, and Randy Van
Alstine of Carrolton, Texas; two daughters, Barbara Ward of Bettendorf,
Iowa, and Nancy Walsh of Orono, Minn.; two brothers, Jim Fort and Bob Fort,
both of Davenport, Iowa; one sister, Margaret Beale-Gray, of Bettendorf,
Iowa; one stepson, Jerry Mann, of Jasper, Mo.; one stepdaughter, Judy Rouse,
of Muskogee, Okla., and a very close friend, Joan Griffin. She was preceded
in death by her husband, four brothers, and one sister.
Memorial contributions my be made to your favorite charity.
Services are entrusted to Ellis Family Funeral Home, Grove.
GROVE - Rudolph Marinellie, 87, of Grove, formerly of McDonald County,
Mo., died on Saturday, August 18, 2001 at 6 p.m. at Grand Lake Villa in
Grove after a long illness.
He was born on August 18, 1914, in Coalgate, Okla., to the late Andrew
and Ida (Ford) Marinellie. He spent many years in Chicago, Ill., later
moving to McDonald County, Mo. He also lived in Kirkland, Wash., and Topeka,
Kan. He moved to Grove after his retirement 12 years ago. He served in
the Army Medical Corp. during WWII. He was a farmer and worked for Boeing
Aircraft in Wichita, Kan., and Teledyne in Neosho, Mo. He then worked as
a traveling repairman for a mobile home company in Noel, Mo.
Survivors include Leola Beaver of the home; two stepsons, Densel Dean
Wilk, and Charles Eugene Wilk and wife, Kay, all of the state of Texas;
two step-granddaughters and husbands, Christie and Alan Brown, and Dee
and Jason Street; one step great-grandson, Drake Street, and many special
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 23, from 9 a.m. until service
time at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August
23, at 10 a.m. at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. Reverend Derald
Compton will officiate. The casket will be closed at all times. Burial
will be in the New Bethel Cemetery in Anderson, Mo. Pallbearers will be
stepsons, step-grandsons and friends.
HELEN L. MARTIN
BERNICE, Okla. - Helen L. Martin died Saturday at Freeman Hospital
in Joplin after a lengthy illness. She was 75. She was born April 16, 1926
at Decorah, Iowa, to Leon and Merle Coleman Knight. She was a homemaker.
She married John Martin on December 12, 1957. She had lived in this area
for one year, coming from Denver, Colo.
She is survived by her husband, John; five sons and their wives, Richard
D. and Alice Halverson, Larry K. and Ingrid Halverson, all of Arvada, Colo.,
Gary D. and Donette Halverson, Lakewood, Colo., Donald J. and Amber Martin,
Spavinaw, Okla., and Rauk H. and Ann Marie Martin, Sacramento, Calif.;
two daughters, Martha L. Audetter, Denver, Colo., and Janet Young of Monkey
Island; 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The body has been cremated. No services are planned.
JASMINE JAYLENE MARTIN
KANSAS, Okla. - Jasmine Jaylene Martin, 10 day-old infant daughter
of Anthony Martin and Mary Jaylene Jenks Martin, died Wednesday, July 18,
2001, at Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa. She was born July 8 in Siloam
Springs, Ark. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Peggy Jenks.
Survivors include: her mother, Jaylene Martin, of Kansas; her father,
Anthony Martin, of West Siloam Springs, Okla.; one brother, Keith Martin,
Kansas; one sister, Jennifer Martin, Kansas; paternal grandparents Bob
and Marie Martin, Kansas; maternal grandfather Kenneth Jenks, Colcord;
maternal great-grandfather Lewis Shelman, Okmulgee, and a number of aunts
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 20, at Kansas
Cemetery, Kansas. Burial followed in Kansas Cemetery with services under
the direction of Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs, Ark.
JACK HOWARD MARVEL
GROVE - Jack Howard Marvel, born September 25, 1961 in Tulsa, Okla.,
passed away April 12, 2001 at the age of 39 in Bardwell, Texas of cardiac
Jack moved to Grove in July, 1970 with his family where he entered
the third grade. He graduated from Grove High school 1980. He studied auto
painting and small engine repair at Northeast Votech. He worked several
years for Marvel Painting and Sandblasting and worked with Marvel Grand
Lake Rentals before moving to Dallas, Texas in 1990, where he worked as
an electrician assistant installing computer air conditioning systems in
the Dallas area.
He is survived by his parents, Deryll and Carolyn Marvell, of Vinita,
Okla.; sister and husband, Kathy and Dave Stanphil, of Fayettville, Ark.;
sister and husband, Nancy and Robert Adair, of Tulsa, Okla.; grandmother,
Maxine Geier of Tulsa; nieces and nephews, and friends, Joe, Tina, Jennifer
and Amy Par of Bardwell, Texas.
Memorial service will be May 5, 1:30 p.m., at the First Church of God,
Vinita, located at the corner of W. Tahlequah and N. Scraper. Rev. Eddie
Wrinkle and Jack's Uncle Rev. Gerald Marvel of Vancouver, Wash. will officiate.
Interment will be Fairview Cemetery, Vinita.
ROSE EDNA MASTERS
JAY, Okla. - Rose Edna Masters went to be with the Lord Sunday, June
17, 2001 at the Grand Lake Villa Nursing in Grove. She was 93. Mrs. Masters
was born October 1, 1907 to William and Deliza Self Ervin of Boxley, Ark.
She was united in marriage to Fay Dallas Masters January, 25, 1929 at Seligman,
Mo. To this union were born three children. Her husband preceded her in
death, April 28, 1982. She joined the Plain View Missionary Baptist Church
when she was 16 years old. She taught Sunday School for 30 years. She cooked
for the Taylor School for 11 years. She resided in Arkansas, Oklahoma,
and Michigan during her life.
She leaves to mourn her departure three children, Ray Masters and wife,
Mavis, of Jay, Euvonne Medley and husband, Dick, of Gravette, Ark., and
Reta Jeffries, of Jay; ten grandchildren, Kenneth Millspaugh, Phyliss Howard,
Twilla Samples, Kerry Masters, Steve Masters, Russell Masters, Matlock
Jeffries, Charla Medley, Rebecca Hankins and Wayne Medley. She had 23 great-grandchildren,
three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
Services will be 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, at the Worley-Luginbuel
Funeral Home in Jay. Rev Steve Masters to officiate. Interment will be
at the Maysville, Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00
p.m. Tuesday in the chapel.
RECA HALL MATLOCK
PORTERVILLE, Calif. - Reca Hall Matlock of Porterville, Calif., passed
away Tuesday, July 17, 2001 in Porterville.
Graveside services will be held Friday, July 20, at 11:30 a.m. Rev.
Peter Schalembier and Pastor Glenn Matlock will officiate.
Mrs. Matlock was a resident of the Porterville area for two years.
She worked in the home health field for six years at Grove Hospital. She
attended the First Assembly of God of Porterville.
Interment will be at Woodville Cemetery in Woodville, Calif.
Survivors include: husband, Hestle Paul Matlock, of the home; two sons,
Bob and Johnny Hall, both of Bixby, Okla.; two step-sons, Glen Matlock
of Pleasanton, Calif., and Darrell Matlock of Waldrin, Ark.; daughter,
Delores Schieler, Porterville, Calif.; two step-daughters, Linda Wilson
of Covina, Calif., and Eldonna Manis of Morena Valley, Calif.; brother,
F. L. Pitts of Riverbank, Calif.; sister, Marie Smith of Riverbank, Calif.;
12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Matlock was preceded in death by her first husband, Carmel Hall.
JAMES T. MAXSON
MIAMI, Okla. - James T. Maxson, 60, of rural Miami died Thursday, May
10, 2001 at his home after an illness. Mr. Maxson was born October 9, 1940
in Miami to George Ellis and Mary Jane (Sloan) Maxson, he has lived in
Miami all his life. He worked in maintenance at Newell Coach in Commerce,
Okla. and attended the Reorganized Latter Days Saints Church. Mr. Maxson
married Pat. A. Drew Haskins in December 1985 in Miami.
He is survived by his wife, Pat A. Haskins, of the home; five sons,
James Maxson, Jr. of Joplin, Mo., Michael Maxson of Independence, Kan.,
Wesley Haskins of Warwick, R.I., Albert Haskins of Mo., and Brian Haskins
of Miami; seven daughters, Diana North of Cardin, Okla., Traci Haskins
of Miami, Michelle Maxson of Joplin, Mo., Cindy Voigtsberger of Clarksville,
Tenn., and Dawn Smith and Tina Cummings, and Gail Wiford, all of Miami;
mother, Mary Jane Maxson Elgin of Claremore, Okla.; three brothers, John
Maxson of Claremore, Okla., Bob Maxson of Miami, and George Maxson of Oklahoma
City, Okla.; three sisters, Dorothy Maxson of Claremore, Okla., Prudy Jones
of Claremore, Okla., and Pattie Webb of Lubbock, Texas; five sons-in-law,
three daughters-in-law, 32 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. His
father, George Ellis Maxson, a brother, Denver Joe Maxson, and two grandsons,
Denver Maxson and Shane Smith, preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 14, in the Guilford-Thomas
Funeral Home in Commerce. Pat Dale and Rufus Greninger officiated. Burial
was in the Ottawa Indian Cemetery East of Miami under the direction of
the Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home, Commerce. Pallbearers were Claude Blunk,
Mike Ellis, Larry Rush, Gary Mooney, Tommy Key and David Conrad. Honorary
bearers were Kenny Key, Gary Hignite, Charles Shinn, Jeffrey White, Jim
Gerring and John Luttrell.
ROBERT E. MAYFIELD
GROVE - Robert E. Mayfield, 80, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001,
after a long bout with Parkinson's Disease. He died at the home on Grand
Lake he shared with his wife of 61 years. Graveside Services were held
Sat., Oct. 27, which would have been his 81st birthday, under the direction
of Elliott - Gentry Funeral Home at Cabool cemetery.
He was born in Impo, Mo., on Oct 27, 1920. Bob spent most of his professional
life in the automobile business. He was co-owner of Fellini-Mayfield Ford
in Springfield, Mo., and later managed dealearships in Derby, Kan., Willcox,
Az., and Perryton, Texas, before returning to the Ozarks where he and his
son, Robert L., owned and operated Mayfield Chevrolet in Grove and later
in Pryor, Okla. After retiring from the automobile business in Grove in
1980, he contracted for the construction of 12 post offices in the state
He grew up around Mountain Grove and Cabool Mo., played in a dance
band, and had a try-out with the St. Louis Cardinals. He honed his salesmanship
demonstrating Wearever Cookwear door-to- door, and became the #1 salesman
in the country. He was foreman at Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation
in San Diego, Calif., during World War II, building B-24 bombers.
He was married to Ruth Aileen Fredrick on Christmas Eve, 1940 in Mount
Bob is survived by: his wife, Aileen, of Grove; a daughter, Barbara
Mayfield, and son, Jim Mayfield, both of Springfield, Mo.; son, Bob, Jr.
and wife, Gloria, of Little Rock Ark.; six grandchildren, Susan Bailey,
of Blue Springs, Mo., Debra Hamilton, of Springfield, Mo., Jeff Hamilton
of Prairie Village, Kan., James (Erin) Mayfield, of Irving, Texas, Lily
Mayfield of Gainesville, Fla., and April Mayfield of Little Rock, Ark.;
and three great grandchildren.
Bob was the consummate salesman and loved by those who knew him. He
said he never met a stranger, and he was always available when called upon.
He touched the lives and hearts of many people with his kindness, sharp
business aptitude, and keen sense of humor.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American
Parkinsons' Disease Association, Inc.
LYMAN RAY MAYNARD
JAY, Okla. - Lyman Ray Maynard of Jay died Thursday, May 10, 2001 at
the Monroe Manor Nursing Home in Jay. He was 89. Mr. Maynard was born September
20, 1911 to William and Anna Wolfinbarger Maynard of Cayuga, Okla. He has
been a lifetime area resident, with the Maynard family settling in the
area in the 1800's. He attended Jay Public Schools. He owned and operated
Maynard Service Station in Jay for more than 30 years while farming. Mr.
Maynard was an avid gardener and was a big St. Louis Cardinals baseball
fan. He married Ellen Teresa May 15, 1937 at Santa Anna, Calif. She preceded
him in death March 17, 1994. Also preceding him in death was one son, Kenneth
Survivors include three sons, Bob Maynard of Grove, Jack Maynard of
Zena, and Jerry Maynard of Jay; four daughters, Bonnie Blank, Becky Stevenson,
Nancy Jones all of Jay, and Rosie Pry of Vinita; one sister, Gertha Hyde,
of Colcord, Okla.; 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Graveside services were 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 11, at the Duffield Cemetery
in Jay. Rev. John E. Butler officiated. Services were under the direction
of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Jay.
JOHN LEROY MCCLURE
GROVE - John Leroy McClure, age 60, died Friday, June 22, 2001 after
a sudden illness. The son of John L. McClure, Sr. and Irene (Coleman) McClure,
he was born on January 8, 1941 in Dewey, Okla. John moved to Grove five
years ago and was a teacher at the Grove Middle School. He resided in Oklahoma
City for 26 years and was an administrator with the State Department of
Consumer Credit in Oklahoma City. John also served with the National Guard
for 26 years. He married Donna Simpson in September of 1961 in Bartlesville,
He is survived by his wife, Donna, of Grove; two sons, Kyle McClure
of Grove, and Blake McClure and his wife, Courtney, of Oklahoma City; one
sister, Shirley Brown and her husband, Joe, of Grove, and one grandson,
Easton McClure of Oklahoma City.
The funeral will be Tuesday, June 26, at 10:00 a.m. n the Worley-Luginbuel
Chapel in Grove with Rev. Butch Miller officiating. Interment is at Olympus
Cemetery in Grove under the direction of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home
COMMERCE, Okla. - Ethel McKinney, 88, of Commerce, died Tuesday, May
29, 2001 at a Miami nursing home after an illness. Mrs. McKinney was born
August 26, 1912 at Stepford, Okla. to Harden and Harriet Stepp. She has
lived in Commerce since 1991, moving there from North Miami, Okla. She
married Raymond Pat McKinney, he preceded her in death February 2, 1993.
Mrs. McKinney was a homemaker.
She is survived by her son, Walter Lee McKinney, of Pryor, Okla.; two
daughters, Phyllis Boehne of Miami, Okla., and Nancy Vandermark of Missouri,
and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May
31, in the GAR Cemetery in Miami, Okla. Pastor Don Kirchhoff will officiate.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Guilford-Thomas Funeral
BESSIE LEE (GARRETT) McVAY
MIAMI, Okla. - Bessie Lee (Garrett) McVay of Miami died at 5:40 p.m.
Thursday, August 9, 2001 at St. John's Medical Center, Tulsa, after a short
illness. She was 74. Mrs. McVay was born February 1, 1927 at Quapaw, Okla.,
to Bob and Adah (Webber) Garrett. She had spent all of her life in this
area. She graduated from the Fairland High School with the class of 1945.
She later worked for the B.F. Goodrich Tire Plant in production until retiring
in 1963. Mrs. McVay was a member of the Sweet Adelines and sang in the
Sincerely Yours Quartet. She was an active member of the First Baptist
Church since 1947, where she was involved with the church choir, children's
music department and Sunday School, and had served as a cook at the church,
and as a church camp sponsor. She married Johny W. McVay on September 7,
1947 at Fairland, and he survives of the home.
Survivors are: a sister and her husband, Betty Lou and Randy Walker,
of Miami; an aunt, Pauline Parkhust of Miami; and several nieces and nephews,
including Jim and Teresa Harlan, and Chad Walker, all of Miami, Kelly and
Leon Bacon, Broken Arrow, Robert Lee and Rita Garrett, Edmond, Marilyn
and Steve Brazeal, Littleton, Colo., Linda and Carl Harrison, Allen, Texas,
and Diane and Mike Adams, Miami, Pam McVay, Bluejacket, Kim and Grover
Smith, Vinita, John and Susan Whitehead, Seneca, Mo., Marc and Kerry Whitehead,
Terrell, Texas, and Mac and Carey Whitehead, Branson, Mo.; 23 great nieces
and nephews, and two great-great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 13, at the
First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jackie Allen and Rev. Joe Don Olds officiating.
Burial was in the Fairland Cemetery under the direction of the Cooper-Althouse
Funeral Home of Miami.
Pallbearers were Dr. Bill Goodman, Art Meyer, Rusty Garoutte, Scott
Trussler, Dan Goodmand and Bob Asbell.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the For the Future Fund at
the First Baptist Church, Miami and may be sent in care of the funeral
home or to the First Baptist Church.
TERRY DEAN MEISTER
TULSA, Okla. - Terry Dean Meister, 65, died Saturday, September 15,
2001. Mr. Meister was born March 27, 1936 to Russell and Velma (Jones)
Meister in Golden City, Mo., and was a former resident of Grove. Mr. Meister
worked at Crane Carrier as a welder until he retired.
Survivors are: his wife, Betty, of the home; Tony Meister and wife,
and Julia, Linda Hayes and husband, William; grandchildren, Tanner and
April Meister, and Melanie and Chris Hayes; a twin sister, Joyce Maynard;
and two brothers, Wilford Meister and Gary Mesiter.
Funeral services for Mr. Meister were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September
19, at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Tulsa under the direction of Floral
Haven Funeral Home.
Memorials can be sent to American Cancer Society care of Vista Care
ELIZABETH ANN MILLER
GROVE - Elizabeth Ann Miller, 50, of Grove, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday,
April 28, 2001 at her home in Grove following a long illness. Mrs. Miller
was born April 16, 1951 in Phoenixville, Pa. and moved to t he Southwest
Missouri area from Lockwood, Mo. She was a member of the Calvary Holiness
Church in Neosho where she sang in the choir. She married Menno E. Miller
on November 21, 1971 at Altamont, Tenn. and he survives.
Additional survivors include four sons, Menno Miller, Jr., Southwest
City, Mo., and Simon Miller, Joshua Miller and Caleb Miller, all of the
home; a daughter, Lydia Ann Miller, of the home; her parents, Andrew and
Elizabeth Caylor, Glasgow, Ky.; one brother, Andrew Caylor, Jr., Glasgow,
Ky.; two sisters, Kathy Caylor and Norma Jean Caylor, Glasgow, Ky., and
three grandchildren, Timothy James, Thomas James and Cheryl Leann.
She is preceded in death by an infant son.
Services will be Tuesday, May 1, at 10:00 a.m. at the Calvary Holiness
Church. Brother Bob Goodwin and Brother Phillip Senn will officiate. Burial
will be in the Gibson Cemetery, Neosho. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m.
until 7:00 p.m. Monday and the family will receive friends from 5:00 to
6:00 p.m. Monday evening at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. Arrangements
are under the direction of the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
SADIE K. MILLER
JAY, Okla. - Sadie Katherine Miller, age 96, died Tuesday, October
16, 2001 at the Monroe Manor Nursing Home in Jay, Okla.. The daughter of
Alden Thomas Chapman and Icy Dora (Thayer) Chapman, she was born on April
3, 1905 in Ellsworth, Kan. Sadie married Arthur "Bill" Miller on December
20, 1941 and he preceded her in death on October 6, 1982. She graduated
from high school in 1925 and taught for several years. In 1955 they purchased
Miller's Bait Shop and Cabins in Langley, Okla., and operated that until
1968. Afterwards they moved to the farm near the Topsy community. Also
preceding in death were her parents, four sisters, and three brothers.
Surviving are nieces, nephews and specials friends, the Gene Vanover
The funeral will be in the Mose Ridge Cemetery near Topsy at 1 p.m.
Thursday, October 18. The services are under the direction of the Worley-Luginbuel
Funeral Home in Jay.
BILLY L. MITCHELL
COLCORD, Okla. - Billy L. Mitchell, 59-year-old resident of rural Colcord,
Okla., died Friday August 10, 2001 at Colcord as a result of injuries received
in a brush-hogging accident. Born August 10, 1942 in Colcord, he was the
son of Lloyd Stanley Mitchell and Doris Lucille Mills Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell
was the owner-operator of Mitchell Electric, specializing in electric motor
repair. He was a graduate of Colcord High School. Mr. Mitchell was active
in the Colcord Civil Defense and a member of the First Baptist Church in
Colcord. He married Janice Spencer on June 1, 1963.
Survivors are: his wife, Jan, of the home; two daughters, Amy Thomson
and her husband, Chris, of Colcord, and Tera Gebhart and her husband, Rick,
of Colcord; his mother, Doris Mitchell, of Colcord; one sister, Barbara
Noe, of Bray, Okla.; three nephews and two nieces.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, August 13 at Wasson Memorial
Chapel in Siloam Springs, Ark., with Mr. Larry Ellis officiating. Burial
followed in Row Cemetery, Colcord, with services under the direction of
Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs, Ark.
EXIE JANE MONROE
JAY, Okla. - Exie Jane Monroe, 87, met her Lord June 26, 2001 in Jay.
Exie was born September 30, 1913 to Daniel Tauuneacie and Sally Redman
in Grove. Exie graduated from Grove High School and attended college in
Tahlequah, Okla., where she received a teaching degree. She married Grove
Monroe and later returned to school at the University of Ark., where she
accomplished a masters degree. Exie taught school for 30 years. During
the years 1971-1982 she worked for the Cherokee Nation. After leaving Cherokee
Nation, she became on Ombudsman for Grand Gateway until 1994. She retired
at the age of 81.
Exie is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Grover, in 1961,
five sisters and one brother.
She is survived by one daughter, Sally and husband, DeWayne Choate,
of Joplin, Mo.; two nieces, Loy Dedmond of Grove, and Almeta Tonips of
Ft. Worth Texas.; two nephews, Charles Gray of Newkirk, Okla., and Daniel
Gray of Bartlesville, Okla.
Visitation will be held at the Jay Community Center June 29 at 10 a.m.
followed by a lunch at the United Methodist Church. Interment will be at
2 p.m. at the Ballard Cemetery in Bernice, Okla. Services will be under
the direction of the Turner Funeral Chapel, Jay.
COMMERCE, Okla. - Daisy Moore of Commerce died at 12:15 a.m. Friday,
September 28, 2001 at Eastwood Manor Nursing Home in Commerce after a long
illness. She was 90. Mrs. Moore was born March 21, 1911 at Stonewall, Ark.,
to Mack and Millie (Hedger) Williams. She had lived in Commerce for 68
years, moving from Omaha, Ill. She was a homemaker. She married Chester
I. Moore on March 5, 1942 at Girard, Kan. He preceded her in death on March
1, 1983. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Wilma Sheets, and
a grandson, Michael Strong.
Survivors include: one son, Marshall Eugene Henson, of Commerce; one
daughter, Millie Standlee, of Grove;, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Tuesday, October 2, at 1 p.m. at the Paul Thomas
Funeral Home of Miami. Lonnie Sanders will officiate. Burial will be in
G.A.R. Cemetery of Miami. The family will receive friends Monday evening
from 7-8 p.m. at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.
HILDAGARD ANN MOORE
WEST SILOAM SPRINGS, Okla. - Hildagard Ann Moore, 64-year-old resident
of West Siloam Springs, Okla., died Thursday, June 14, 2001 in Choctaw,
Okla. Born July 23, 1936 in Manning, N. D., she was the daughter of Emanuel
Frank Staudinger and Ann Eleanor Kuntz Staudinger. Mrs. Moore had lived
in the Siloam Springs, Ark., and West Siloam Springs, Okla, area since
1955. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. She
was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence E. Moore, in June 1996,
and two brothers, Frank Staudinger and Antone Staudinger.
Survivors include one brother, Adam Staudinger, of Miles City, Mont;
two sisters, Gladys Pauline Atkison of Choctaw, Okla., and Magdalene Viola
Pearson of Siloam Springs, Ark.; uncle, George M. Schwartzbauer of Underwood,
N. D.; an aunt, Pauline Holland, of Gillett, Wyo., and a number of nieces
Rosary was at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, June 17, at Wasson Memorial Chapel.
Funeral mass was 10:00 a.m Monday, June 18, at St. Mary's Catholic Church
in Siloam Springs, with Father Richard Strock as the celebrant. Burial
followed in Wedington Cemetery, Wedington, Ark. Services were under the
direction of Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs, Ark. Memorial contributions
may be made to Saint Judes Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
JAMES D. MOORE
VINITA, Okla. - Mr. James D. "Jim" Moore, 66-year-old native of Vinita
and owner-operator of C.R. Moore Chrysler Motor Company, died Monday morning,
October 15, 2001 at Craig General Hospital
Mr. Moore was born on October 11, 1935 in Vinita, the son of Carus
Ralph and Gladys Lucille (Ogg) Moore. He graduated from Vinita High School
with the class of 1952. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in
1956 with a business degree and played the French horn in the Pride of
Oklahoma marching band. He served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1959. Upon
his return from the service, he started to work at the family automobile
dealership, where he has worked for 42 years. He loved to work and read.
He was a member of the Vinita First United Methodist Church, Lions Club,
and Chamber of Commerce, and he was formerly scoutmaster of Troop #67,
also serving in district positions with the scouts.
Mr. Moore is survived by his wife of 37 years, Sharon; three children,
Scott Moore and his wife, Carrie, of Monkey Island, Laura Curl of Miami,
and Chris Moore of Monkey Island; a brother, Ralph Moore and his wife,
Allene, of Pryor, and four grandchildren. His parents and two sisters preceded
him in death.
Funeral services for Mr. Moore will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, October
18, in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church of Vinita with
Rev.. Charles Herndon officiating. Burial will be on the family plot of
Fairview Cemetery in Vinita under the direction of Luginbuel Funeral Home.
A memorial has been established in Mr. Moore's name with the Craig
County Outreach Cancer Association. Those wishing to remember him may do
so in care of Carole Woodard, First National Bank, P.O. Box 407, Vinita,
MADISON NICOLE MOORE
CHELSEA, Okla. - Graveside services for Madison Nicole Moore were at
2 p.m. Tuesday, September 25, at the Chelsea Cemetery under the direction
of the Chelsea Funeral Home.
Madison is the daughter of Billy and Jennifer Park Moore.
She is survived by her parents, Billy and Jennifer Moore, of Chelsea;
maternal grandparents, Daryl and Lisa Park, of Chelsea; paternal grandparents,
Karan and Bill Moore, of Bernice; maternal great-grandparents, Bill and
Rosa Adair, Kenneth and Colleen Adair, and Minnie and Gary Clark, all of
Chelsea; maternal great-great grandmother, Pauline Lewis, of Chelsea; uncles,
Jordan Park of Chelsea, Tim Moore of Bernice, and Lynn and wife, Karen,
of Houston, Texas; great aunt, Gina Adair, of Chelsea, and great-uncle
Rick Adair and wife, Shirley, of Chelsea.
TILDA MAE MORROW
KANSAS, Okla. - Tilda Mae Morrow, 78-year-old resident of Kansas, Okla.,
died Tuesday, June 5, 2001 at her home. Born April 15, 1923 in Clifty,
Ark., she was the daughter of Elmo C. Burkes and Bernie Cook Burkes. Mrs.
Morrow had been a resident of the Kansas, Okla. area for most of her life.
She was retired as a licensed Practical Nurse with Siloam Springs Memorial
Hospital in Siloam Springs, Ark., and was also employed with Wal-Mart.
She was a member of Order of Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by
one brother, Shorty Burkes.
She is survived by two sons, James E. Morrow of Memphis, Tenn., and
Terry R. Morrow of Langley, Okla.; one daughter, Lana Walters of Kansas,
Okla.; three grandchildren, Dean Fanning, Jana Fanning and Jimmie Fanning,
all of Kansas, Okla.; four great-grandchildren; six brothers, Keith Burkes
of Wichita, Kan., Godard Burkes of Hindsville, Ark., Lionel Burkes of Springdale,
Ark., Glen Burks of Sheridan, Ore., Earl Burkes of Huntsville, Ark., and
Loy Burkes of Houston, Texas; and two sisters, Wanda Howard of Huntsville,
Ark., and Bea Dew of Leach, Okla.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at Wasson Memorial
Chapel, with Rev. Ronnie Smallen officiating. Burial will follow in Kansas
Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam
PAULINE BANKS MOSLEY
GROVE - Pauline Banks Mosley, age 94, died Monday, May 14, 2001 in
the Grove Nursing Home. She was born on May 17, 1906 in Coffeyville, Kan.
Pauline married Lunsford "Tom" Mosley and he preceded her in death in 1990.
She was an office worker for Evan's Pest Control in Little Rock, Ark. for
20 years, retiring in 1971. Pauline moved to Grove from Little Rock in
1980. She is a member of the First Baptist Church.
Surviving her are three sons, Elwood Mosley of Cotter, Ark., Bob Mosley
of Little Rock, Ark., and David Mosley of Tulsa, Okla.; a sister, Ruth
D. Smith, of Bartlesville, Okla.; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Local arrangements are under the directions of the Worley-Luginbuel
Funeral Home in Grove. There will be a viewing in Little Rock, Ark. on
Friday at the Griffen Leggett Healey and Roth Funeral Home. A graveside
services is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, in the Pine Crest
Cemetery in Little Rock.
ISSIE LEA MURPHY
GROVE - Funeral services for Issie Lea Murphy, 95, will be at 2 p.m.
Friday, October 26, 2001 at the Church of God in Grove. Her son, the Rev.
Carl Murphy will officiate, assisted by Rev. Robert Killman. Mrs. Murphy
died Tuesday, October 23, at a nursing hme in Wagoner, Okla., where she
had made her home for the past 17 years.
Mrs. Murphy was born March 4, 1906 in Grove to Marvin Boyd and Zora
Pierson Boyd. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Grove.
She enjoyed quilting and embroidery, but her favorite interest was flowers,
which she grew with great success. It was said she arose in the morning
talking to her flowers. Mrs. Murphy was preceded in death by her husband,
Charley Murphy, in 1969; a son, Leslie Murphy; her parents; three sisters,
Mamie Boyd, Mae Davis, and Inice Brown, and a brother, David Boyd.
She is survived by: her son, Rev. Carl Murphy and wife, Louise, Wagoner;
three grandchildren, Carla Phillips, Wainright, Steve Murphy, Muskogee,
Lisa Watkins, Edmond; three great grandchildren, Cory Howard, Blake Watkins
and Perry Watkins. Interment will be in Buzzard Cemetery, Grove. Arrangements
are by Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner.
MICHAEL ALEX 'DEUTENBERG' MURRAY
GROVE - Michael Alex "Duetenberg" Murray went home to be with the Lord
on Wednesday, June 13, 2001 at Grove Nursing Center. Private family services
will be held at a later date.
Michael Murray was born on September 29, 1960 in Kansas City, Kan.
He joined the Murray family on February 12, 1967. He was a masonry contractor
and lived most of his adult life in Texas.
He is survived by his parents, Billy and Sally Murray, of Grove; two
sons, Michael Murray, Jr. and Billy D. Murray III, both of Grove; one daughter,
Casey Drappo of Mesa, Ariz.; two stepdaughters, Le'Shea Langbeen of Mesa,
Ariz., and Angela Chaney of West Virginia; three brothers, Billy Murray,
Jr. of Parkville, Mo., James Murray of Grove, and Claude Klump of New York
City, N.Y.; five sisters, Vickie Jones of Winchester, Kan., Judy Hitt of
Pineville, Mo., Suzie Roach of Grove, Jackie Murshison of Grove, and Janice
Hardgraves of Port Arthur, Wash., and one grandchild.
Donations to the Murray children may be made to Arvest Bank, P.O. Box
1018 Anderson, MO 64831. Services are entrusted to Ellis Family Funeral
Home, 107 S. Broadway, Grove.
ILA MAE MYERS
MIAMI, Okla. - Ila Mae Myers of Miami died at 7:04 p.m. Sunday, May
6, 2001 at the Integris Baptist Regional Health Center after an illness.
She was 90. Miss Myers was born May 10, 1910 to Emmett C. and Nora (Chitwood)
Myers on a farm east of Miami, but lived with her aunt, Mrs. Babcock, when
she attended High School. Miss Myers was employed with the Department of
Human Services, then called the Welfare Department, for many years. She
served as the Director of the Ottawa County office for years before her
retirement. Miss Myers was active in the Business and Professional Women's
Club in Miami and also served as President. She was also active in the
State Chapter of Business and Professional Women and served as a State
She enjoyed her flowers, especially roses, and was a longtime member
of the Miami Garden Club. She served as President for two years. Miss Myers
was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church, where she had served
as a Deacon. She was President of the Presbyterian Womens for two years.
She is survived by her sister, Madeline Myers, of Miami. Her parents
and a brother, Almon Clarenece Myers, preceded her in death on May 3, 1975.
Funerals services for Ila May Myers will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday,
May 9, at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. John Wilson officiating.
Burial will be in the Seneca Cemetery, Seneca, Mo. Memorial contributions
are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church and may be sent in care
of the funeral home.