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Sat, Jun 2, 2012 10:02 AM
Joplin Globe Newspaper Obituaries found Saturday, June 02, 2012
JOPLIN, MO — Vonda Kay Arthur, age 46, Joplin, passed away at 5 a.m. Thursday, May 31, 2012, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.Vonda was born Nov. 24, 1965, in Springfield, Ore., to Arnold Frank App Jr. and Esther Traxtle App. She had lived in Joplin since 1980, moving from Milwaukee, Ore. She worked at the Riviera Motel for 22 years. Vonda loved the outdoors and was always full of life.Vonda married Ron Arthur on Nov. 15, 1999, in Miami, Okla. He survives at the home.Additional survivors include a son, Zachary Worley, Joplin; three stepchildren, Zachary Arthur, Christina Arthur and Megan Arthur, all of Wheaton; her mother, Esther App, Joplin; one brother, Edward App, Nebraska; and former husband, Chris Worley, Joplin.Vonda has been taken for cremation. In honor of her love of the outdoors, a celebration of her life will be held Sunday, June 3, at 2 p.m. at Wildcat Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.
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JOPLIN, MO — Patricia L. Benham, age 74, of Joplin, Mo., passed early Thursday, May 31, 2012, at Freeman Hospital following an extended illness.Patricia was born on Sept. 5, 1937, in LaGrange, Texas, the daughter of William John and Lucille (Javorsky) Bolfik. She worked as a cook for the Joplin R-8 school district, retiring in 2006. She was a member of the Christian Life Center.She married Elmer Benham on Feb. 17, 1956. He survives.Additional survivors include her children, Diana Swanson and her husband, Don, of Monett, Mo., Steve Benham and wife, Mary, of Nevada City, Calif., Greg Benham and wife, Teri, of Mattoon, Ill., and Bruce Benham and wife, Delores, of Joplin; one brother, William Bolfik, of Beaverton, Ore.; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.Patricia was loved deeply by her children, grandchildren and friends. She was a woman of great compassion and warmth. She will never be forgotten.Funeral services have been scheduled at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, at the Mason-Woodard Chapel. Pastor Rex Robertson, will officiate. Burial will immediately follow in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday evening.
JOPLIN, Mo. — Eric K. Elick, 48
June 2, 2012
Nevada, MO — Mary E. Hunt, 87
JOPLIN, Mo. — Alan B. Curl, 61
JOPLIN, Mo. — Jennifer H. Law, 47
MIAMI, Okla. — Willis Mathews, 83
JOPLIN, Mo. — Jack F. Miller, 89
MIAMI, Okla. — O.W. Draper, 89
PITTSBURG, Kan. — — John W. Tracy, 74
JOPLIN, Mo. — Ben F. Curl, 85
Weir, Kan. — — Daniel R. Hutson, 56
Oswego, Kan. — Joy D. Bortmes, 87
JOPLIN, Mo. — Vonda K. Arthur, 46
JOPLIN, Mo. — Patricia L. Benham, 74 June 2, 2012
PITTSBURG, Kan. — Michele J. Turner, 49, an employee of Wal-Mart.
June 1, 2012
KIRKWOOD, Mo. — Roy W. Turner, 78.
JOPLIN, Mo. — Dutch Turner, 85.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Frank Williams, 95.
COLUMBUS, Kan. — Colene Mae Jackson, 83
Springfield, Mo. — Dr. Fred W. Johnson, 79. formerly of Altamont, Kan.
FRONTENAC, KS — Ann Marie Grant, 93
JOPLIN, Mo. — Ken Nguyen, 81
NOEL, Mo. — Donna Marie Phillips, 69
June 1, 2012
GROVE, Okla. — Jack Wise, 70, a retired welder Grove - Jack Wise, 70, died Wednesday in Wyandotte. Graveside service 11 a.m. Saturday, Council House Cemetery, Wyandotte. Worley-Luginbuel.
Tulsa World Jack Earl Wise, resident of Wyandotte, OK, passed away at his home Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at the age of 70. Jack was born on April 28, 1942 in Seminole County, OK to Lewis Wise and Mandy (Tiger) Wise. Jack graduated from the Bowlegs High School in Bowlegs, OK. After high school he continued his education at Haskell Junior College in Lawrence, KS where he obtained his associates degree. After Jack’s education he trained as a Welder and worked briefly in Kansas City welding military tank parts. He then worked at Braden Steel in Tulsa for 14 years. After moving back to the Wyandotte Community, Jack worked for the Seneca-Cayaga Tribal Bingo as a security guard, then at the Grove Middle School in maintenance. Jack married Ramona Smith in Seminole, OK on February 3, 1972. He enjoyed going to the casino and playing bingo. He also enjoyed going to flea markets but he most of all loved to be with his family especially at dinner time. He was preceded in death by his parents Lewis and Mandy Wise; brother Jimmy Wise; sister Elizabeth Middleton; and nephews Eastman Wise and Evans C. Wise, Jr.Survivors include his wife Ramona of the home; grandson Ryan A. Ellis of the home; daughter Towanda Marie Miller of Holdenville; granddaughter Brandi Marie Davis of Holdenville; grandsons: Jacob and Jeremiah Davis of Jay, OK; four sisters: May Wise, Annie Wise, Charlene Lowe, and Geraldine Little; and five brothers: Evan C. Wise, Joe W. Wise, Tim Wise, Terry Wise, and Gerald Wise.Funeral Services for Jack will be11:00 AM, Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the Council House Cemetery with Mr. Kennedy Wise, Mr. Richard Soldier, and Mr. Paul Barton, presiding. Arrangements are under the direction of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove.Friends and family may leave notes of encouragement by viewing Jack’s Book of Memories at www.honoringmemories.com.
Sun, Jun 3, 2012 2:48 PM
Joplin Globe Newspaper Obituaries found Sunday, June 03, 2012
WEBB CITY, Mo. — Mr. Billy Ray Holden, age 87, of Webb City, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2012, at the NHC in Joplin.He was born May 5, 1925, in Joplin to Ray and Josephine (Jeans) Holden. Billy was a US Army Veteran of WW II , then becoming a machinist at King Press, where he retired after 21 years. Billy was a member of the Frisco Church in Webb City. He married Leola Whitelock-Allen Sept. 27, 1969, and she survives of the home.Additional survivors include his son, Robert Holden, step son, Steve Allen; four grandchildren, Aaron Allen, Jason Allen, Amy Grayson and Aurora Allen; a brother, Gene Holden, of Webb City; and two sisters, Betty McDaniel, of Adkins, Texas, and Letha Smith, of Joplin.Billy was preceded in death by a son, Vernon Holden; two step sons, Loyd Allen and James Allen; and a sister, Bessie Gregory.Funeral Services with full Military Honors will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City with Rev. Bill Hobson officiating. Burial will follow at Carterville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday.Arrangements are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City. www.simpsonfh.com/obituaries/Billy-Holden/ ----- Holden, Billy R. 77465235b. May 5, 1925 d. unknownHolden, Leola F. 77465236b. Jan. 10, 1921 d. unknownCarterville Cemetery CartervilleJasper CountyMissouri, USA
June 3, 2012 1 Photo
SENECA, Mo. - Waunita Virginia Scott, age 89, passed away at 7 pm, Friday, June 1, 2012, at Freeman West Hospital following an illness. Waunita was born Feb.17, 1923, in Crestline, Kan., her parents were Jerome and Grace (Shira) Myers. She grew up in rural Galena, Kan.She was first married to Calvin Clouse. They were married July 15, 1938, in Joplin, Mo. She and Calvin moved to Seneca in 1944, and lived there until after Calvins death Jan. 6, 1968. She then married Robert Scott Nov. 18, 1968, in Miami, Okla. She lived in the Black Jack Community west of Galena, Kan., until after Roberts death May 30, 1996. In 1997, she returned to Seneca to live closer to her family.She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Emma Case, one step-son, Dale Scott, and one sister, Dorothy Longer.She was a member of Warrens Branch Baptist Church, Seneca, Mo.Surviving are 4 sons, Leon (wife, Pam) Clouse, Carl (wife, Rosie) Clouse, and Alvin (wife, Kay) Clouse, all, of Seneca, and Clinton (and Kellie) Clouse, Joplin, Mo.; one daughter, Margie (husband, Jim) Ball, Seneca, Mo.; one step-son, Warren Scott, St. Louis, Mo.; 2 brothers, Norman Myers, Galena, Kan., and Chester Myers, Wheat Ridge, Colo.; 16 grandchildren and several great and great-great grandchildren.Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 4, 2012, at Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena, Kan. Pastor Bob Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Lowell Cemetery, Lowell, Kan. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m., Sunday June 3, 2012, at Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena, Kan. www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1497080&fh_id=11054 Scott, Waunita Virginia Myers 91195342b. Feb. 17, 1923 d. Jun. 1, 2012Scott, Robert L. 82276544b. Feb. 4, 1917 d. May 30, 1996Clouse, Calvin C. 82454350b. 1913 d. 1968Lowell Cemetery LowellCherokee CountyKansas, USA
June 3, 2012
JOPLIN, MO — Alan Bruce Curl, 61, passed away at his home on April 26th, 2012.He was born in Webb City, Mo., on Dec. 14th, 1950.Alan is survived by his mother, Juanita; his siblings, Charles, Elaine, Glenn and Imma; and his nephews, Brian, Bryant and Benjamin. He was married twice.Alan attended Emerson Elementary where he was a boy scout. His family moved to Miami, Fla., when he was 10. As a teen, Alan had a Jerry Mahoney doll and became very good at ventriloquism and making jokes. He and his brother, Charles, were always making skits and movies to share with family and friends. Alan loved science and soon found a love for computers. He worked for his fathers company wiring their computers. After graduating from Southwest Miami High, he started classes in computing at South Miami Dade Community College where he met his first wife, Jenny. Alan enlisted in the Army where he continued to work in the new field of computers. Later, he went on to get a BA in Engineering Technology with honors from University of South Florida. While in Tampa, he met his second wife, Barbara. Alan's expertise in computers allowed him to work for such companies as Eckerd Drug, Delta Airlines, Ted Turner Network (TNT) and Paradyne. While living in Atlanta, he worked on the 1996 Olympics. In 1998, Alan retired and moved back to Joplin, to help his family.Alan loved the ocean and took out his sailboat to go fishing as much as possible. He loved music and played his guitar often. He will be remembered for his laugh and his fascination for computer animation.Services will be June 3rd at Shelter No. 2 at 2 p.m. at Schifferdecker Park. www.midlandcremation.com/curlalan
JOPLIN, MO — Benjamin F. Ben Curl, 85, passed away at his home Sunday, May 27th, 2012, after a long illness.Ben was born April 21, 1927, in Joplin, to Charles Denton Curl and Lois Pearl (Lazenby) Curl. He was one of six siblings, Loyal, Lorna, Susie and Gene, all preceded him in death. He is survived by his brother James, of Coweta, Okla.At 14, he began traveling by rail with his brother, Loyal. They picked up odd jobs, met famous people and had some grand adventures. By 17, he was working in the Philadelphia ship yards. As soon as he turned 18, he enlisted in the Army and served in Austria as a communication clerk during the Occupation. Upon returning home, Ben was stationed at White Sands Proving Ground where he hoped he would become an astronaut. While there, he met Albert Einstein and also Werner Von Braun who was continuing their work on projects such as rocket propulsion during the early days of the space program.Ben soon returned to Joplin, where he took classes in accounting at Joplin Business College. One day at a shoe shop at 9th and Main, he met his wife, Juanita Mae Dipley. They married May 6th, 1950. Soon after, they added to their family with their first son, Alan Bruce.Ben moved his family to Independence, Kajn., where he opened Ben Curls Photography Studio. While there, Charles Denton joined his brother. After a string of bad luck, the family moved back to Joplin. Elaine Frances was born and Ben got a job working for Foremost Dairy where he soon began to climb the corporate ladder. Glenn Harold came along and so did a chance for advancement; Florida Juice wanted him in Miami, Fla. The Curls moved to their new home in the growing city. It wasn't long before Ben found himself in a top position for Pepsi-Cola. But, it was a grueling schedule and he wanted to get out of the rat race. He missed being home, especially after the birth of their last child, Imma Joy. In the spring of 1973, he moved back to Joplin. He began working on rotary engines and was the go to man for Mazdas. Ben started fixing wrecked cars and found his calling, B & J Industries. He passed his knowledge onto his niece and her husband, as well as his children and extended family and also designed and built a state-of the-art frame machine. Ben and Juanita sold their business and retired in 2003.Ben is survived by his wife of 62 years, Juanita; his children, Charles, Elaine, Glenn and Imma; and his three grandsons, Brian, Bryant and Benjamin. He was preceded in death by his son, Alan; and his only granddaughter, Leeann.He will be missed by all who knew him as a man good for his word and with a corny joke always at the ready.Services are on June 3rd at Shelter No. 2 in Schifferdecker Park at 2 p.m. www.midlandcremation.com/curlben
PICHER, Okla. — Ollie (Junior) Ray, 88, passed from this life on Saturday morning June 2, 2012, at Quaker Hill Manor.Ollie was born Aug. 4, 1924, in Picher, Okla. He was the son of Jewell H. (Williamson) and Ollie D. Ray, now both deceased.During Ollies stay at Quaker Hill, he was very much a gentleman and always treated everyone well. He loved to walk outdoors and in earlier years always raised the American Flag at the nursing home, as this was a special part of his day and had special meaning since he served proudly in the United States Navy during World War II, and was held as a POW until the end of the war.Ollie is survived by four sisters, Wanda I. Hudson, Eva L. Smith, Shirley M. Eiland, and Dianna S. Ivie; and several nieces and nephews and many many friends from Quaker Hill.Ollie was preceded in death by his parents Jewell and Ollie Ray; two brothers, Stewart (Snooks) Ray, and Franklin D. Ray; two sisters, Frieda P. Shoemaker and Nondus Laverne Ray.Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at the Lowell Cemetery, Lowell, Kan. Pastor Jeff D. Martin will officiate. Military honors will be conducted by the Miami American Legion. Ollie will be lying in state on Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for all who would like to pay respects.Online condolences may be expressed at www.derfeltfuneralhome.com. www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1497314&fh_id=11055 Ray, Ollie Junior 91202597b. Aug. 4, 1924 d. Jun. 2, 2012Lowell Cemetery LowellCherokee CountyKansas, USA
WYANDOTTE, Okla. — Ora Lee Thornbrugh, 88, Wyandotte, Okla., passed into eternal rest at 6 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2012, at the Eastwood Manner Nursing Home in Commerce after a long illness.Ora Lee Thornbrugh was born Aug. 11, 1923, in Bartlesville, Okla., the son of Albert and Lucy (Park) Thornbrugh. Lee was a Army Veteran serving in WWII. He worked for Frisco Railway for 22 years as a train car inspector. Ora Lee Thornbrugh married Mary Lou Dill June 12, 1948, in Commerce, Okla., and she preceded him in death March 24, 2002.Survivors include one daughter; Dorothy Commons, Riverton, Kan.;four grandchildren,eight great-grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren.Lee was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Lucy Thornbrugh, one brother; Delbert Thornbrugh; two sisters, Edna Gilmore and Sarah Bell Captain and one great-granddaughter Christine Schreiner.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at the Campbell-Biddlecome Chapel with Larry Randolph officiating. Burial will be in the Seneca Cemetery, Seneca, Mo., with Britt Commons, Curtis Commons, Brandon Commons, Nick Denton, Randy Rosiere and Jake Morgan serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at the funeral home.
JOPLIN, Mo. — Jack Frederick Miller, age 89, of Joplin, Mo. passed away June 1, 2012, at Joplin Health & Rehabilitation Center after a long illness.He was born Feb. 9, 1923, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the only son of John William Miller and Eva Rasmus Miller, he was preceded in death by his parents.He graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and moved to Joplin with his family in 1946. He retired from the Joplin Globe Printing Co. in 1988, and had previously been employed as head bell captain at the Connor Hotel and bell hop and elevator operator at the Keystone Hotel in Joplin. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.The body has been taken for cremation, with private burial services at a later date.Services are under the direction of Parker Mortuary and Crematory. www.parkermortuary.com/
PITTSBURG, KS — John Wesley Tracy, 74, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, in Springdale, Ark.He was born on Jan. 29, 1938, in Columbus, Kan., to Wesley Harold Tracy and Velma M Cornell Tracy. John graduated from Carl Junction High School and while attending college, enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served 20 years and retired a master sargent. He served in both the Korean War and Vietnam.John is survived by a son, Terry Tracy and wife, Marsha, of Fayetteville, Ark.; daughters, Sherry LaFave and husband, Mark, of Seneca, Mo., and Anne Rissmiller, of Joplin; sister, Mary Catherine Holland and husband, Wayne, of Joplin; grandchildren, Heather Pendergraft and husband, Jeff, of Neosho, Sarah Tracy and fiancé, Derrick Eubanks, of Neosho, Christopher Tracy, of Seneca, Jennifer Phillips and husband, Shannon, of Joplin, Shannon Adams and husband, Chip, of Carthage, Wesley Rissmiller, of Newport News, Va., Elizabeth Rissmiller, of Charlotte, S.C., and Kelly Tracy, of Joplin; and great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Ethan Pendergraft, of Neosho, Zachary Phillips, Brianna Phillips and Austin Phillips, all of Joplin, and Maddison and Mason Adams, of Carthage.Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 4, at 11 a.m. at the Christian Church, of Carl Junction, and the family will be having a reception at the church from 10 a.m. until service time at the church. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the church. Interment will be held in Columbus City Cemetery, Columbus, Kan., with full military honors.Services are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City. www.simpsonfh.com/obituaries/John-Tracy/ ----- Tracy, John Wesley 91178583b. Jan. 29, 1938 d. May 30, 2012Columbus City Cemetery ColumbusCherokee CountyKansas, USA
Mon, Jun 4, 2012 11:15 AM
Joplin Globe Newspaper Obituaries found Monday, June 04, 2012
Marvin W Harper, 90, of Monett, MO, May 31, 2012.
Arrangements: Lakin Funeral Home
www.lakinfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Marvin-Harper/Marvin Wayne Harper, age 90, of Monett, MO died on Thursday, May 31, 2012, at his home in Monett, MO. Mr. Harper was born in Braddyville, IA on Thursday, June 02, 1921. He was the son of James David and Fanny Jane (Browning) Harper. Mr. Harper was a heavy equipment operator, a veteran of WW ll serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and a member of the Berwick Church.Surviving are the following: his daughter, Carolyn Ann Goes of Pierce City, MO; one sister, Donna Fay Merritt of Donney, CA; one granddaughter; four great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchild.The family will receive friends at Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City, MO on Tuesday, June 05, 2012, from 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Graveside services will be at Stones Prairie Cemetery near Purdy, MO on Wednesday, June 06, 2012, beginning at 11:00 AM with Rev. Dick Palmer officiating. Burial will follow the graveside services.
June 4, 2012
JOPLIN, Mo. — Jerry D. Hutchinson, 70
Tue, Jun 5, 2012 8:34 PM
Joplin Globe Newspaper Obituaries found Tuesday, June 05, 2012
JOPLIN, MO — Helen Maxine Fry, age 93, of Joplin, passed away on Monday, June 4, 2012, at her home following an extended illness.Helen was born on Dec. 28, 1918, in Galena, Kan., the daughter of the late Homer and Eva Mae (Richards) Potter.She married Raymond Fry on July 30, 1939.She was primarily a homemaker but at different times in her life she worked as a cosmetologist, at a fruit packing plant and in the aerospace industry. She was a past member of the Church of Christ in Miami, Okla., and a current member of Park Plaza Christian Church. Helen was an avid fisherman. She enjoyed square dancing, painting, ceramics, baking, leather crafting and crocheting. Helen was always making things, it was said that she crocheted her way around the world.She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Fry in 2000; two brothers, John Potter and Homer Potter Jr.; and two sisters, Maybelle Derfelt and Twyla Aiken.She is survived by two daughters, Linda Hill and husband, Chuck, Joplin, and Barbara Lopez and husband, Richard, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; six sisters, Margaret Buckmaster, Miami, Okla., Hilma Marcoux, Racine, Mo., Dube Lynch, Baxter Springs, Kan., Hilda Harris, Mesa, Ariz., Wanda Kopple, Prescott, Ariz., and Evalee Poole, Gold Canyon, Ariz.; two grandchildren, Susan Prescott and Terry Ray Simpson; four great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Ashley and Mason Prescott and Emma Ray Simpson; extended grandchildren and great-grandchildren from the family of Barbara and Richard Lopez, who lovingly referred to Helen as grandma Fluffy; and many beloved nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Park Plaza Christian Church. B.A. Austin, Minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Glen Abbey Memorial Cemetery in Miami. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice Compassus in care of the mortuary.Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.
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June 5, 2012 1 Photo
CARTHAGE, MO — Dorothy Louise "Chris" Evans, 86, Carthage, Mo., passed away Friday, June 1, 2012, at St. Luke's Nursing Center, Carthage, after a long illness.Dorothy was born July 5, 1925, to the late Arch and Louise (Zittle) Christy.Dorothy married Charles Evans on June 28, 1952. He preceded her on April 30, 1975.After a career with Bell Telephone Company, she retired and enjoyed traveling and playing golf.Besides her husband and her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by one brother, Joe Christy.She is survived by her daughter, Donna Evans, Carthage; by her sister, Betty Jean; a niece, Cathy Holt; a nephew, Scott Christy; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.A memorial service for Dorothy "Chris" Evans will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 7, graveside, at Park Cemetery, Carthage.Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled Veterans Foundation in care of Knell Mortuary, 308 West Chestnut, Carthage, MO 64836.Online condolences may be expressed at www.knellmortuary.comServices are under direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary, Carthage.
June 5, 2012
JOPLIN, MO — Jack Robert Shepherd, 69, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at his home. He fought a long hard battle with cancer, but is now at peace.He was a born March 6, 1946, in rural Pierce City. He lived most of his life in Joplin. He was the son of the late Andrew Jackson Shepherd and Lois Lucell Mann Shepherd.He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters, Wilma Irvin, Carol S. Yarbrough, Herbert Shepherd and Donald Shepherd.He was a concrete finisher in and around the Joplin area for over 40 years.He was married to Linda Downen Shepherd for 47 years. They have two sons, Jack Jr. and Larry and five beautiful grandchildren, Jaclyn, Jeffrey, Julie, Lynn Lee and Andy, all of Joplin.A memorial service will be held at a later date and friends may call the family for the date and time.Arrangements are by Midland Cremation Society in Joplin.Condolences may be left at our website www.midlandcremation.com - www.midlandcremation.com/shepherdjack
NEOSHO, Mo. — Betty Lou Pruitt, 87, Neosho, died June 3, 2012, at National Healthcare in Joplin, and was blessed with a long life.Betty was born April 22, 1925, in Joplin and was a lifelong area resident and a homemaker.She married Albert Richard Pruitt and he preceded her in death on April 15, 2010.She is survived by a son, Rick Pruitt and wife, Marcia, Neosho; a daughter, Jessie Burkhart and husband, Randy, Neosho; 3 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and 3 sisters, Gloria McGee and Bob, Springdale, Ark.; Nancy Sarduk, Joplin and Shirley Sunderland, Owasso, Okla.Graveside services will be Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Gibson Cemetery, Rev. Ralph Walker will officiate. Friends may call at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the casket will be closed at all times.Contributions in memory of Betty may be made to Faithful Friends Animal Advocates, c/o Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Neosho, Mo. 64850.Arrangements are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, Mo.Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com - www.clarkfuneralhomes.com/sitemaker/sites/clarkf0/obit.cgi?user=646235Pruitt
GARDEN CITY, KS — Spc. Joseph DeWayne Combs, 21, of Garden City, died Saturday, June 2, 2012, at Western Plains Regional Medical Center in Dodge City, Kan.He was born April 17, 1991, in Joplin, Mo.Joseph grew up and attended schools in Riverton, Kan. During his senior year of high school, Joseph moved to Garden City, where he graduated from Garden City High School in 2010. Joseph is currently enlisted with the Oklahoma Army Reserves and he has also been working at National Beef, Inc. in Dodge City. He enjoyed Mustang cars.Survivors include his fiancé, Anna Beckett, of Garden City; his mother, Janice Combs, of Garden City, Kan.; two brothers, Richard and wife, Dawn Combs, of Joplin, and Christopher McPhearson, of Arkansas; two sisters, Barbara and husband, Spc. Ronald George, of Garden City, and Shawn Combs, of California; a niece, Jaris George-Gordon, of Garden City; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Joseph is preceded in death by his father, Rev. DeWayne H. Combs.A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. Everyone is invited to meet at Garnand Funeral Home to go in procession to the cemetery at 2:15 p.m. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday all at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City.The family request memorials given to Wounded Warriors in care of Garnand Funeral Home,of Garden City.Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org Arrangements are by Garnand Funeral Home, 412 North 7th Street, Garden City, KS 67846. 620.276.3219.
GROVE, Okla. — Kenneth Cleone Wishert Sanders, went to be with the Lord at the Grove, Okla., nursing center after a long battle with Alzheimer's.Kenneth moved to Fairland, Okla., in 2003, to live with daughter, Carole and husband, Troy.Kenny was born April 12, 1919, to the loving arms of her parents, Devasco and Dovie Wishert in Karnes County, Texas. Kenny was of Baptist faith and loved the Lord.After a meeting at the community barn dance Kenny met and married Norman Leon Sanders. Their entire married life was spent in Texas, and of that union came four children.Kenny's greatest love was her family and spending time with them, she enjoyed gardening, music and homemaking.Kenny was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Norman, a second husband, Archie Rogers; brothers, Clyde and Pete; a beloved son, Roger; granddaughter, Pam; and grandson, Roger Dale Jr.Survivors include one son, Norman Sanders, of Frisco, Texas, and wife, Billie; and two daughters, Carole Selsor, of Fairland, and husband, Troy and Roxay Sanders, of Crowley, Texas. Kenny is leaving a legacy of 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; along with hoards of family and friends.A simple service will be held at The Assembly of God Church in Fairland, officiated by Rev. Jackie Crafton on June 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. She will then be laid to rest in Karnes City Cemetery in Karnes City, on June 7, at 2 p.m.Family would like to extend thanks to her care givers of the Grove Nursing Center, Dr. Chouteau, Karen and staff, Good Shepard Hospice as well as all her friends that caller on her and the family.Monetary donations may be made to the Alzheimer's AssociationServices are under the direction of Adcock Funeral Home, Fairland.
SENECA, MO — C.R. Brownie Brownen, 93, Seneca, Mo., passed into eternal rest at 1:15 a.m. Sunday, June 3, 2012, at the Seneca House Nursing Home after a long illness.C.R. Brownen was born Oct. 20, 1918, in Yukon, Okla., the son of Charlie and Mabel (Lewis) Brownen. Brownie had owned and operated a Laundry Mat in Joplin, worked as a accountant for Newton Jewelers, the former Rocketdyne Plant in Neosho, the former Vickers Plant in Joplin, the former Seneca Gas Company and owned and operated the Seneca Milling Company until he retired. He was an Army Veteran proudly serving his country during World War II with the Military Police in the 5th Air Force. Brownie was a lifelong member of the VFW and a member of the Swars Prairie Church of Christ.C.R. Brownen married Pauline I. Golden July 23, 1942, in Seneca. She preceded him in death March 21, 2006.Survivors include one son, Terry Brownen and wife, Nancy, Seneca; one daughter, Cheryl Lankford and husband, Dennis, Seneca; grandchildren, Danielle and husband, Del Fletcher, Jordan Brownen and Tiana Brownen; and a host of extended family and friends.Funeral services under the direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 7, at the Swars Prairie Church of Christ with Gayle West officiating. Burial will be in the Swars Prairie Church of Christ Cemetery with family members serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at the funeral home.In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution can be made to the Swars Prairie Church of Christ Cemetery fund or a charity of donors choices in care of the Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, P.O. Box 380, Seneca, MO 64865. www.campbell-biddlecomefh.com
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JOPLIN, MO — From the family of Robert W. Clark (RC)Our sincerest thank you to all the family members, friends and co-workers that sent flowers, cards, donations and prayers.Your kind expression of sympathy is gratefully acknowledged and deeply appreciated.We would like to send a special thank you to American Water Company and IBEW Local 95, for all their help and support.
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JOPLIN, MO — Georgia Mae Rawls, age 85, of Joplin, Mo., passed away at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, June 3, 2012, at Quaker Hill Skilled Nursing in Lowell, Kan., following a six month illness.Georgia was born Oct. 4, 1926, in Vinita, Okla., and had lived in Joplin most of her adult life. She retired in 1984, as an executive assistant with Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. after 38 years of service. Georgia was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church and a life member of the Southwestern Bell Pioneers.Georgia was preceded in death by her husband, Chester E. Rawls in 1988; and her daughter, Melodi Frerer in 1991.Survivors include her son-in-law, Mike Frerer, Diamond, Mo.; two granddaughters, Melanie Miller, Welch, Okla., and Mikki Rickey and husband, Freddy, Carl Junction, Mo.; five great-grandchildren, Chance Sandusky, Kiowa Miller, Cierra Miller Ashlee Danley and Michael Rawls Rickey; and one great-great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Danley.Visitation will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Mason-Woodard Chapel with services to begin at 2:30 p.m. with Alan Cowley officiating. Burial will follow in the Stone Cemetery, near Diamond. Pallbearers will be Mike Frerer, Tommy Miller, Chance Sandusky, Kiowa Miller, Freddy Rickey and Michael Rawls Rickey.Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mason-Woodard Mortuary, of Joplin.
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BATON ROUGE, LA — Martha Chandler Speaks, native of Henderson, Ky. and resident of Baton Rouge, La., passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at the age of 85.She is survived by her children, Linda Black and husband, Jerrold A., Margaret Patt and husband, Robert, Wayne Speaks and wife, Jo Ann and Carol Bruno; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, James Speaks; son, James Melton Speaks; parents, Melton and Mary Chandler; sister, Mickey Roland; and son-in-law, Paul Bruno.Visitation will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home on Thursday, June 7, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m., conducted by Rev. Jerry Martin. Burial will follow in Resthaven Gardens of Memory.Martha was a member of the Womans Auxiliary Club and the Sherwood Garden Club. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother and will be missed by all who knew her.To leave condolences to the family please visit www.resthavenbatonrouge.com www.resthavenbatonrouge.com/services.asp?locid=36&page=odetail&id=23924 -----
OMAHA, NE — Audrey B. Fitzpatrick, age 93, passed away May 30, 2012, in Omaha.She was born June 4, 1918. She was a retired nurse.Audrey was preceded in death by her husband, Edmond; and sisters, Valaria and Beryl [Georgia Byrel]. [Father, Clem B. Busch & Mother, Myrtle Lockland Busch]Surviving is one nephew, Sherman Woolridge; and several great nieces and nephews.Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at Hill Crest Cemetery, Galena, Kan., under the direction of Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena.
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JOPLIN, MO — Deborah Sue Harsh, age 60, of Joplin, passed away on Monday, June 4, 2012, at Freeman West Hospital.Debbie was born Jan. 17, 1952, in Joplin, daughter of the late James Evan Hays and Vivienne Breeden Hays.In addition to her parents, Debbie was preceded in death by her husband, James Larry Harsh who passed away on June 8, 2004; and two sisters, Missy and Cindy; and a grandchild, Remington Brant.Debbie started her career working for her parents at The Joplin Furniture Company. She along with her husband, Larry, owned and operated the Dairy Queen, located on south Main Street in Joplin. Debbie also worked for Oak Hill Hospital before retiring to start with her husband, Larry, multiple transportation companies including City Taxi & Shuttle Co., City Transportation and Nationwide Medical Transportation.Debbie was at one time involved with the Boy Scouts of America, the Carl Junction Choir and Band Boosters. She also enjoyed spending time with her children, playing golf and tennis and traveling the world with friends and family.Survivors include two sons, J.C. Harsh and wife, Jill, of Ozark, Mo., and Andrew Harsh and fiance, Amber, of Ada, Okla.; daughter, Erin Brant and husband, Jason, of Joplin; brothers, William Hays and wife, Annette, of Pine Ridge, Ark., Michael Hays and wife, Robin, of Joplin, and Bob Hays and wife, Connie, of Carl Junction; and grandchildren, Lanie Brant and Kole Brant.Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary. No formal services are planned at this time. Private family services will be held at a later date.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ozark Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America, 1616 South Eastgate, Springfield, MO 65809.
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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — In loving memory of Deborah (Winton) LaGasse CowanJan. 6, 1952 - Aug. 4, 2011Joplin High School and Franklin Tech Nursing, Class of 1969Sadly missed. Rest in Peace.Love, your momma.
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WESTMINISTER, CO — Wanda Marie Buck (Grimmett), 79, of Westminster, Colo., went to be with the Lord on June 4th, 2012, after a lengthy illness of heart disease.Wanda was born on Sept. 11th, 1932, in Joplin, Mo. She joins her mother and father, Alice and Elmer Grimmett; and two brothers, Gene and Wayne Grimmett.She married Robert Buck, on May 25th, 1952, in Eureka Springs, Ark.She was a graduate of Joplin High School, class of 1950. She was a member of Calvary Evangelical Free Church in Broomfield, Colo.She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Robert Buck Sr.; her children, Robert Buck Jr. and wife, Linda, Sherry Flynn and husband, Charles, Ronnie Buck and partner, Jeff Heitmeyer and Tammy Coey and husband, Kurt; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nephews and nieces.There will be a graveside service at Fort Logan Cemetery, Denver, Colo., on Friday, June 8th, at 10 a.m. Reception following at 12:30 p.m. at 9690 Lowell Court Westminster.Flowers can be sent to Newcomer Funeral Home, West Metro Chapel, 901 South Sheridan Blvd. Lakewood, CO 80226.Wanda was full of life and always wore a smile. www.newcomerdenver.com/obituary.aspx?src=value&obitid=58177&fname=Wanda%20Marie&lname=Buck&city=Denver&st=Colorado -----
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JOPLIN, MO — Irene Kay Ebener, age 64, of Joplin, passed away a 7:27 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at the home of her brother after a 1-year illness.Born Sept. 21, 1947, in Joplin, she was the daughter of the late William Ebener and Edna P. German Ebener and was a lifetime Joplin resident.She worked in the commercial laundry business for over 30 years, retiring from Clean Laundry. She was a member of Duenweg Assembly of God.Survivors include her brother, Charley Ebener, of Joplin; her sister, Nina Storie, of Joplin; and many nieces and nephews, to whom she was like a mother.Three siblings preceded her in death.Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday, at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Parker Mortuary. www.parkermortuary.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1500154&fh_id=10419 -----
KANSAS CITY, MO — Wayne Lee Berry, 77, passed away on June 5, 2012, in Kansas City, Mo.He was born the only child of Carl and Lucille Berry on June 24, 1934, in Opolis, Kan. After attending five one-room schools in southern Missouri, playing with one drumstick in the band and sharing cold gravy with his dog, he graduated from Carl Junction High School in 1952.He worked a variety of jobs early in his career including Kansas Exploration Mining-Snapp Mine and The Community Dairy in Joplin, Mo. He then moved to Western Electric where he worked for 22 years before transferring to Southwestern Bell where he retired from a job he loved as area manager with a total of 36 years and 23 days of service.The best husband, dad, son, uncle, grandpa and friend a person could have ever been is survived by his wife of 59 years, Peggy Shuey Berry; daughter, Christy Lynn Chapman, Kansas City; son, Brian Wayne Berry, of New York City, N.Y.; grandchildren, Cari Vitale and husband, Brian, Caitlyn Chapman and fiancé, Zac Bradley, Cassi Chapman and Ceanna Chapman, of Kansas City; and great-grandchildren, Jaiden and Jenica Vitale and Riley, Lily and Rowan Bradley. He is also survived by special friends including Ward Wheeler, Lisa Okazaki, Pio Schunker and DannyEarl Woodson.Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 8, at Mount Moriah and Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Carl Junction Cemetery in Carl Junction.The family have requested, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Staley High School Marching Band, UMKC Department of Music Therapy and Children's Mercy Hospital Walk-In Clinics.Condolences may be offered at www.mtmoriah-freeman.comArrangements are under the direction of Mount Moriah and Freeman Funeral Home, Kansas City. 816.942.2004.
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CARTHAGE, MO — Charles J. Musgrove, 85, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Webb City Health and Rehab, Webb City, Mo.Charles was born Feb. 9, 1927, in Stafford, Ariz., to C.C. Musgrove and Alice Mae Lutz. He was a parts man and mechanic of Burr Motor Company in Neosho, Mo. He was a retired pastor of Goodman Trinity Pentecostal Church where he served for 35 years.Charles was married to Revae Whitesell Aug. 2, 1947, in Neosho. She preceded in death on April 30, 2006.Charles is survived by one brother, Kenneth Musgrove; and numerous nieces and nephews.Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 8, at the Ulmer Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 8, at Ulmer funeral Home Chapel. Internment is in Park Cemetery Carthage.Online condolences may be made at www.ulmerfh.comArrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home. www.ulmerfh.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1500815&fh_id=12101
WEBB CITY, MO — Curtis M. McCoy, age 96, of Webb City, Mo., passed from this life on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at his home with family surrounding him.Curtis was born Oct. 18, 1915, in Miami, Okla., to the union of Charley Louis and Anna Wilamena (Lyscio) McCoy. They both precede him in death.He was united in marriage to Virginia (Huber) McCoy. She preceded Curtis in death.Curtis spent 22 1/2 years serving in the United States Air Force as a lieutenant colonel. He received his bachelors degree in business from the University of Missouri. He was a member of the Elks Lodge. He enjoyed spending time outside gardening and landscaping.Curtis is preceded in death by his parents; wife; one brother, Carmond McCoy; and one sister, Goldie Milholland.He is survived by two sons, Stephen M. McCoy and wife, Elizabeth, of Memphis, Tenn., and Alan C. McCoy and wife, Jolie, of Rapid City, S.D.; one brother, Walden Mac McCoy and wife, Ruth, of Riverton, Kan.; three grandchildren, Curt McCoy and Andy McCoy, both of Florida, and Jessica Aue, of Copenhagen, Denmark; and two great-grandchildren Lue and Lyrica Aue.Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at Ozark Memorial Cemetery, Joplin, Mo. Pastor Jeff Swart will officiate. Eulogist will be Walden McCoy. Military honors will be performed by the Miami American Legion. Friends may call the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 8.Online condolences may be expressed at www.derfeltfuneralhomes.com
McCoy, Curtis M 91470607b. Oct. 18, 1915 d. Jun. 6, 2012Ozark Memorial Park Cemet... East JoplinJasper CountyMissouri, USA
JOPLIN, MO — Walter Leonard Reece, age 91, of Joplin, passed away at 12:55 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin.Born May 28, 1921, in Chanute, Kan., he was the son of the late Homer Reece and Edith Marie Largent Reece and had lived in Joplin since 1999, moving from Wichita, Kan. A tool engineer all of his working life, he was a tooling supervisor with J.I. Case and a senior tool engineer for Boeing Aircraft for 19 years, both in Wichita. He was a member of Church of Our Savior Episcopal Church.On Jan. 12, 1946, he married Geraldine L. Staggs in Eau Claire, Wis. She preceded him in death on Jan. 2, 2012.Also preceding him in death were a daughter, Stephanie Reece Fanning; a son, Michael Reece; a brother, Michael Reece; and three sisters, Hester Tier, Hazel Reece Ingraham and Jean Reece Medley.Survivors include a granddaughter, Roxanne L. Fanning, of Joplin; a grandson, Rowdy W. Fanning, of Wichita; two sisters, Marty and Em Fulton, of Lincoln, Ill., and Edith Johnson, of Eau Claire, Wis.Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Parker Chapel with Deacon Andrew Fritsch officiating. The family will receive friends at the mortuary from 12 Noon Saturday until service time. Private interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Rose Hill, Kan., at a later date.Memorial contributions may be made to Church of Our Savior Episcopal Church Building Fund in care of the mortuary.
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MIAMI, Okla. — Lillie Florence (Flo) Atkinson, 83 years old, lived in Miami Okla., for the past 62 years passed into eternal rest June 4, 2012, at home in Miami.Flo was born May 2, 1929, in Joplin, Mo., to Bill and Cecil Holden. She married Charles Atkinson on June 16, 1946, at Columbus Kan., and he preceded her in death in 1994.She was known by many names, Mom, Gma, Flo, Aunt Flo, Miss Flo, and Nurse Flo. She spent the first half of her life taking care of her family, and all their friends.She decided to return to school at the age of 40, and became a Registered Nurse graduating from MSSC in Joplin in 1970. Flo worked as an RN at Bradshaw Hospital, Afton Memorial Hospital, and was a consultant to several area nursing homes. She spent the last 22 years at NEO at the school nurse, retiring on her 82nd birthday.Many people knew her for her cakes and pies around town. She also did sewing for many people, and loved teaching girls to sew and make quilts. She never met a stranger. She opened her heart and home to 15 Foster Children. Flo was a member of NEO Women and WMUs and an active member of Eastside Assembly of God.Flo is survived by her children, Karen Yoxall, Miami, Jack Atkinson and wife, Nancy Edmond Okla., and Darrell Atkinson and wife, Shirley Lawton Okla., Five Grandchildren, Darin Atkinson, Miami, Greg Atkinson, Wyandotte Okla., Jennifer Holland, Calif., Angela Charlton, Seneca Mo., and Lori Atkinson, Fla. Blessed with 12 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren and the 15 foster children whom were raised in her home. One brother Chester Holden, Webb City Mo., three sisters, Evelyn Snider, Pittsburg Kan., Dorothy Crowder, Joplin Mo., and Marilyn West, Carl Junction Mo.Flo was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her brothers, Joe, Bob, Delmer and Virgil Holden. and great-grandson Jonathan Atkinson.Funeral services under the personal direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 9, 2012, at the Eastside Assembly of God church with Gary Rhodes officiating. Burial will be in the Carl Junction Cemetery with Grandsons serving as pallbearers.The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m., Friday, at the Eastside Assembly of God Church. www.campbell-biddlecomefh.com Atkinson, Lillie Florence "Flo" Holden 91518789b. May 2, 1929 d. Jun. 4, 2012Atkinson, Charles Paul 91519691b. Apr. 28, 1921 d. Dec. 8, 1994Carl Junction Cemetery Carl JunctionJasper CountyMissouri, USA
JOPLIN, MO — Mr. Bobbie Joe Urie, of Joplin, Mo., passed away on Monday, June 4, 2012, at Mercy Hospital.He was born June 18, 1927, and was a life-long resident of Joplin, the son of William Thomas Urie and Thecklah Hill. Mr. Urie worked for the R-VIII school district at Joplin High School for 16 years, the U.S. Postal Service for 15 years and worked until retirement at the Carl Junction Senior Center.Mr. Urie is survived by his spouse of 64 years, Betty Irene Urie, of the home; children, Steve Urie and partner, Heath Ross, Melody Simpson and husband, Carl with granddaughter, Jasmine Simpson, all of Joplin, as well as Bobbie Urie-Lucas and husband, John, of Tulsa, Okla. There are three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren surviving.Mr. Urie was a dedicated nature lover and loved his dear Scottie, Jamie.In lieu of flowers the family desire loving donations be made to: Joplin Tornado Animal Rescue Group via Spirit of Christ MCC or Spirit of Christ MCC, 116 North Range Line Road Suite 105, Joplin, MO 64801. Please specify in the memo line the donation.Arrangements are by Midland Cremation Society, of Joplin. www.midlandcremation.com/uriebobbie
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Joplin Globe Newspaper Obituaries found Friday, June 08, 2012
COLUMBUS, Kan. - Cindy Lea (Chitwood) Cossairt, (the Deli Lady), age 55, passed away at 6:37 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Via Christi Hospital, Pittsburg, Kan.Cindy was born Sept. 24, 1956, in Paola, Kan.,to the union of Max and Carol (Mathews) Chitwood.She married Terry Cossairt June 4, 1999, in Miami, Okla. He survives of the home.Cindy has lived most of her adult life in the area. She worked as the Deli Manager for the Apple Market Grocery store in Columbus. Her hobbies included Cooking, and spending time with her family, especially her grand-daughters. She loved them very much.Survivors include her husband Terry;, mother Carol;, one son, Max Morang and wife, Jennifer, of Pittsburg; one sister, Cara Chitwood, of Osawatomie, Kan.; and two brothers, Joe Chitwood and wife, Sue, of North Platte, Neb., and Mike Chitwood and wife, Christy, of Colman, S.D.; and three lovely grand-daughters. She was preceded in death by her father Max, and one son Cody.Cindy has been entrusted to Derfelt Funeral Home of Columbus, for cremation. The family will have a memorial service at a later date.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Childrens Miracle Network or the Ronald McDonald House of Joplin, Mo. Online condolences may be expressed at www.derfeltfuneralhome.com. www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1501745&fh_id=11793 June 8, 2012
JOPLIN, Mo. — Jimmy Lee Holland, age 67, of Joplin, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at his home following a long illness.Jimmy was born on Nov. 22, 1944, in Stroud, Okla., the son of the late Victor and Helen (Chandler) Holland. His parents moved to Fresno, Calif. in 1947. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1963, and attended Fresno City College for two years. He served in the United States Marine Corps and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. Following a tour of duty he moved to Tulsa, Okla., and he attended Spartan School of Aeronautics from 1965 to 1971. He received his private pilot rating, commercial pilot rating, multi-engine rating, airplane flight instruction rating and instrument rating. In 1971, he received and honorable discharge from the Marine Corps. He moved to Joplin area in December 1973, and worked for Eagle Picher from December 1973 to July 1977, then went to work for *$+ Bearing from July 1977 to present. He was a member of the Joplin Family Worship Center.He married Ruth A Kelley (Garrison) on Oct. 27, 1978, in Joplin. She survives.Additional survivors include one son, Ron Garrison, Joplin; two daughters, Stefanie Cartwright, Overland Park, Kan., and Cherie Garrison, Carthage, Mo.; one sister, Victoria Driver, Bristow, Okla.; and one granddaughter, Sara Cartwright. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Hunter Cartwright.Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Joplin Family Worship Center. Pastor Dan Wermuth will officiate. Burial will be in Osborne Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary.Memorial contributions may be given to Watered Gardens or Children's Mercy in Kansas City, Mo., in care of the mortuary.Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory. www.masonwoodard.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1501922&fh_id=10713 -----
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LAMAR, Mo. — Earl G. Osterdyk, 53,
www.danielfuneralhome.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=379&Itemid=1 Earl Guy Osterdyk, age 53, of Lamar died Wednesday June 6, 2012 at Truman Healthcare Center.
Earl was born February 22, 2012 at Mora, Minnesota to Albert and Beatrice May (Jerrow) Osterdyk. He graduated High School in 1977 at Sheldon. He was a backhoe operator, a welder and an auto mechanic until his health prevented him from working.
Survivors include one brother, Billy & Chris Osterdyk of Golden City, MO; five sisters, Della & Richard Prescott of Jasper, MO Fanny and Clifford Nelson of Lamar, MO Gloria Schroder of Minnesota, Mandy & Patrick Ellison of Camdenton, MO and Ellie May & Donald Roby of Collins, MO
Earl was preceded by his parents and three sisters, Jane Holl, Jackie Kllug, and May Hintz.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.June 8, 2012
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Robert was born March 17, 1932 in Anadarko, OK to the union of Joseph and Ethel (Heavin) Venturella. Bob graduated the University of Oklahoma with a PhD. of education. He spent over forty years as a professor at Pittsburg State University, retiring in 1996. Bob enjoyed reading and spending time with family and friends. He was a man that took education very seriously and always found ways to better himself, hoping to pass his knowledge along to his peers and students.
Robert is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers Joseph Wayne Venturella and Richard Venturella. He is survived by one brother Charles “Buddy” Venturella of Baxter Springs, KS; three sisters Bea Reid of Boron, CA, Eva Welch and Gladys Hall both of Baxter Springs; along with several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, June 11, 2012 at the Lowell Cemetery, in Lowell, Kansas. Rev. Tony Venturella will officiate the services. Friends may view on Sunday from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at Derfelt’s Baxter Chapel. Online condolences may be expressed at www.derfeltfuneralhomes.com.
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Ronald “Ronnie” L. Schertz, age 52 passed from this life Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin, MO. Ronnie was born January 1, 1960 in Miami, Ok to the union of Doanld Dean and Shirley M. (Overman) Schertz.
Ronnie grew up and attended schools in Oswego, KS. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his dog Fuzzy, which was his special companion.
Memorial graveside services will be held at 10:00a.m., Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Friendship Cemetery, Hallowell, KS. Pastor Randy Frazier will officiate. Ronnie has been entrusted to Derfelt Funeral Home of Oswego for cremation. Online condolences may be expressed at www.derfeltfuneralhomes.com.
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Joplin Globe Newspaper Obituaries found Sunday, June 10, 2012
Lake Dallas, Texas — Patrick Connors, 68, of Lake Dallas, Texas passed away Friday, June 8, 2012, after a short, but courageous, battle with cancer, at Atrium Medical Center in Corinth, Texas.He was born Oct. 26, 1943, to Fred and Bonny Connors in Joplin, Mo.He was a retired commercial builder, a member of Lakeshore Baptist Church in Lake Dallas, and a board member of Lake Cities Municipal Utility Authority. He married Carol Ann Ganzer on Sept. 4, 1999.Visitation will be held Monday, June 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at DeBerry Funeral Directors, and a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, in the chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors with Randy Ganzer and Homer Walkup officiating.Patrick is survived by his wife, Carol Ann;, son Scott and wife, Jan Connors, of Van Alstyne, Texas; daughter, Kelly and husband, Kyle England, of Seneca, Mo.; son, Kirk and wife, Allyn Connors, of Nixa, Mo.; Granddaughters, Kyra England and Kirstie Connors and grandson Owen Connors. He is preceded in death by his parents.Memorials may be made to Lake Cities Education Foundation, P.O Box 1294, Lake Dallas, TX 75065-1294, of which Pat was a founding member. www.billdeberry.com
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PHOENIX, AZ — Don R. Webb, 83, passed away peacefully on May 29th, 2012, in Phoenix, Ariz., with his children at his side.Don was born in Jasper, Mo., on Aug. 2nd 1928, the first child of Roy and Thelma Webb. Don proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps, having enlisted at the age of 17. Upon completion of his term of duty with the USMC, he subsequently joined the United States Air Force and continued his service as a member of the Air Force Reserve until 1969.Don married Mary Catherine McNerney, of Carthage, Mo., on Valentines Day 1954, and they moved to El Paso, Texas, where he was stationed. After his term of active duty in the Air Force was complete, Don and Mary moved to Eureka Springs, Mo., where he worked as a salesman for Swift & Co. until they moved to Columbia, Mo. Don earned his bachelor and masters degrees at Mizzou. He completed his education at the University of Illinois, where he earned his Ph.D. in Finance. Returning to his native Missouri, Don was a professor in the Business School at the University of Missouri from 1963 to 1993, where he enjoyed teaching marketing and management. During this time, Don also served as President of MNO Programs International and Organization Dynamics, both consulting/training firms and was a keynote speaker at many corporate events throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Europe and South America. Don was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma business honorary, Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and Rotary International. Don is survived by sister, June Vignery, of Tucson, Ariz.; daughter, Maret Webb Vehr and her husband, Tony Vehr, of Phoenix; son, Robert Webb and his wife, Monica Webb, of Highland, Calif.; and grandchildren, John, Michelle, Ashley and Joseph Webb. Preceding Don in death were his father, Roy Webb; mother, Thelma Webb; wife, Mary Webb; brother, Richard Webb; and sister, Jewel Porter.It was Don's wish to have a simple cremation and be buried next to his loving wife. Interment service will be held at Park Cemetery in Carthage, on Monday, June 18th, at 1 p.m. www.carthagepress.com/obituaries/x40873247/Don-R-Webb ----- -----
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WEBB CITY, Mo. — Dextral "Dex" C. Lambeth, of Webb City, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at 7:25 p.m., at the age of 75, at the Landmark Hospital in Joplin.Dextral was born Feb. 4, 1937, in Claremore, Okla., daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth (Lucas) Miller. Dex was a 1955, Webb City High School Graduate, where she was a cheerleader and a member of the swim team.Dex started her career as a telephone operator in Kansas City. She then worked at the Dairy Queen and Motorola, both in Webb City. Dex worked for 17 years at the Morton Booth Company in Carterville and ended her career as a care giver at Oxford Health Care. She is survived by a son, Bryan Lambeth, of Webb City; a grandson, Zakary Lambeth, step granddaughter, Peton Stamate and granddaughters, Heather Turner and husband, Matt of Webb City, Hillary Kory, and husband, Shawn of Joplin;, great-grandchildren Hailey, Hannah, Halle, Alyvia; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Norma Jean Miller and Patsy Martin.A memorial visitation will be held 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Simpson Funeral Home of Webb City. Interment will be Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery.Arrangements are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City. www.simpsonfh.com/obituaries/Dextral-Lambeth/ -----
St Almo, Ala. — On May 28, 2012, our mom, meme, great-meme, aunt, good friend, sister in Christ and mother-in-law went home to live with Jesus.She was born Oct. 9, 1924, in Paola, Kan., to George and Maude Staves. She was 87 years old and lived in St. Elmo, Ala.On March 2, 1942, she married Scott V. Plumb Sr. Together they had four children, Dixie Plumb, St. Elmo, Trinket Roark and husband, Mike, Tulsa, Okla., Pat Alford and husband, John, Joplin, Mo., and Scott V. Plumb Jr. and wife, Connie. She is also survived by 22 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.Pat was a homemaker and loved taking care of her husband, children and grandchildren. She was known by her contagious smile and her love for children.A service celebrating her life was held Saturday, June 2, in Mobile, Ala.She was a wonderful Godly woman and will be greatly missed. Note: From funeral home site: Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 10:00 AM from the chapel of Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Visitation will be held on Saturday 9:00 AM until service time at the funeral home. Interment will be in Mobile Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be offered at www.mmgfuneralhome.com.
JOPLIN, MO — Donald Allen Rundle Oct. 3, 1979 - June 10, 2011Sonny Boy it has been a year now, but it only seems like yesterday that you were in Momma's arms talking about the kids.Well as you see, Jada is doing great and enjoys having her mother on the left and uncle on the right, to guide her through this precious life. Oh yes, I took it hard but, Donny like always, knew what to do. You called on the Lord to do his do, now momma is stronger than ever. Thank you Donny for being there when I needed you the most and there is no human so far that has ever made you leave your post. Keep standing by mom; and mom, Randy, your dad and Jada, your beautiful niece, send their love to your sister and you.As my beautiful kids watch over us from above.Love Always, "Dear Momma"
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JOPLIN, Mo. — Ruth Wade Howell, 91, of Joplin departed this life Wednesday, June 6, 2012, after a long illness.Ruth was born Aug. 21, 1920, to the late Harry and Blanche (Naylor) Wade in Parkersburg, W.Va.After graduating high school she joined the United States Navy where she later met her husband John C. Howell, they were married in July of 1944, and together they raised four children. Once discharged from the Navy the newly weds moved to St. Louis, where Ruth worked as the head bookkeeper for Beiderman's Furniture. They came to Joplin in 1963, where she became a stay at home mom and spent much of her time gardening, raising dogs and farm animals.Mrs. Howell was preceded in death by her husband;, two sisters Helen and Ruby Wade;, and a brother Harold Wade.She is survived by her daughters, Jane Carr and husband, Dennis, of Pittsburg, Kan., Anna Monteleone and husband, Mark, of Carl Junction, Mo.;, and two sons, John Howell and wife, Susan, of Joplin, and Roger Howell and wife, Debbie, of Jasper, Mo., 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two sisters and four brothers.No formal services are scheduled, the family will have a private internment at a later date.Donations may be made in Ruths name to the Joplin Humane Society at 140 E Emperor Lane, Joplin, Mo 64801
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WEBB CITY, Mo. — Dextral "Dex" C. Lambeth, of Webb City, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at 7:25 p.m., at the age of 75, at the Landmark Hospital in Joplin.Dextral was born Feb. 4, 1937, in Claremore, Okla., daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth (Lucas) Miller. Dex was a 1955, Webb City High School Graduate, where she was a cheerleader and a member of the swim team.Dex started her career as a telephone operator in Kansas City. She then worked at the Dairy Queen and Motorola, both in Webb City. Dex worked for 17 years at the Morton Booth Company in Carterville and ended her career as a care giver at Oxford Health Care. She is survived by a son, Bryan Lambeth, of Webb City; a grandson, Zakary Lambeth, step granddaughter, Peton Stamate and granddaughters, Heather Turner and husband, Matt of Webb City, Hillary Kory, and husband, Shawn of Joplin;, great-grandchildren Hailey, Hannah, Halle, Alyvia; and several nieces and nephews and great- nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Norma Jean Miller and Patsy Martin.A memorial visitation will be held 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Simpson Funeral Home of Webb City. Interment will be Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery.Arrangements are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — Frank Richard (Dick) Knight, 85, passed away May 31, 2012, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.He is survived and lovingly remembered by his children, Mae Weeks and husband, Jonathan, Fort Lauderdale, Dane Knight, Boynton Beach, Fla., Richard Knight, San Jose, Calif., Dixie Knight, Little Rock, Ark., and Karen Bowman, Belton, Texas; ex-wife, Marinelle Knight, Delray Beach, Fla.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces, Coco and Caky Chickering, Joplin, Mo.; and nephew, Chick Chickering, Del Mar, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mabel Knight; sister and brother-in-law, Chick and Helen Chickering; niece, Carol Chickering Eads, Joplin; and second wife, Patricia Ronketti Knight, of Bonsall Calif.He is remembered most by his love of golf and played in many local and world amateur tournaments, and was employed by Braniff Airways for 35 years.Burial in Eternal Hills, Oceanside, Calif. www.legacy.com/obituaries/sunsentinel/obituary.aspx?n=frank-richard-knight-dick&pid=157889345&fhid=9140 Frank Richard (Dick) Knight
www.legacy.com/obituaries/nctimes/obituary.aspx?n=frank-richard-knight-dick&pid=157923333&fhid=9468 Frank Richard (Dick) KnightFrank (Dick) Richard Knight BONSALL -- Frank Richard (Dick) Knight, 85, passed away May 31, 2012 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He is survived and lovingly remembered by his children: Mae Weeks and husband Jonathan, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Dane Knight, Boynton Beach Fla., Richard Knight, San Jose, Calif., Dixie Knight, Little Rock, Ark, Karen Bowman, Belton, Texas; former wife, Marinelle Knight, Delray Beach, Fla.; seven grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren; nieces, Coco and Caky Chickering, Joplin, Mo., nephew, Chick Chickering Del Mar, Calif. He was preceded in death by his second wife, Patricia Ronketti Knight of Bonsall; sister, Helen Chickering; and niece, Carol Chickering Eads, Joplin, Mo. A viewing will be held on Thursday, June 7th from 4-9pm at Eternal Hills Mortuary, Oceanside, Calif., followed by a graveside burial at 12:30 p.m., on Friday, June 8, also at Eternal Hills. Sign the Guest Book online obits.nctimes.com
JOPLIN, Mo. — Ferol Good, age 69, of Joplin, Mo., passed away at 4:45 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2012, at her home following a courageous battle with cancer.Ferol was born June 4, 1943, in Ottumwa, Iowa. She was raised in Memphis, Mo., lived in Orange County, Calif., for several years before moving to Joplin in 1971. She attended Missouri Southern State College. Ferol was employed for 10 years with David and Sherri Starrett at the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, and later worked for five years with David Weaver at Weaver Photography.Ferol was a faithful Christian servant and devoted member of the College Heights Christian Church and was a former Sunday School teacher. She served on the Board for the College Skyline Recreation Association. Ferol was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan and a devoted baseball Mom. She enjoyed writing, travelling, treasuring family photographs and especially spending time with her grandchildren. Ferol was a pillar of strength with a gentle spirit to her family and friends.Ferol married Dwayne Good June 24, 1961, in Memphis, Mo. She was a faithful wife and recently celebrated 50 years of marriage on an Alaskan cruise with cherished friends.She is survived by her husband; and their four children; daughter, Traci Heinrich and husband, Bryan, O'Fallon, Mo.;, three sons, Troy Good and wife, Lisa, Argyle, Texas., Todd Good, St. Charles, Mo., and Terry Good and wife, Krista, Joplin;, brother, Stanley Myers, Linn, Mo. Additional survivors include 10 grandchildren; Caitlin Good, Ashley Good, Paige Heinrich, Kyle Good, Lauren Good, Britton Heinrich, Avery Good, Jaden Heinrich, Lana Heinrich, and Colbie Heinrich.Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the College Heights Christian Church Worship Center with Randy Gariss, Ben Merold, and Cecil Todd, Ministers, officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Webb City, Mo. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday in the College Heights Christian Church Atrium.Memorial contributions are requested to the College Heights Chrisitan Church in care of the Mortuary.Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mason-Woodard Mortuary of Joplin, Mo. www.masonwoodard.com
PITTSBURG, Kan. — Dr. Robert "Bob" Eugene Venturella, age 80, of Pittsburg, Kan., passed from this life Thursday, June 7, 2012, at Via Christi Hospital, Pittsburg, Kan.Bob was born March 17, 1932, in Anadarko, Okla., to the union of Joseph and Ethel (Heavin) Venturella. Bob graduated the University of Oklahoma with a PhD. Of education. He spent over 40 years as a professor at Pittsburg State University. Bob enjoyed reading and spending time with family and friends. He was a man that took education very serious and always finding ways to better himself, hoping to pas his knowledge along to his peers and students.Bob is preceded in death by his parents;, two brothers, Joseph Wayne Venturella and Richard Venturella.His is survived by one brother, Charles "Buddy" Venturella, of Baxter Spings, Kan.;, three sisters, Bea Reid, of Boron, Calif., Eva Welch and Gladys Hall, both of Baxter Springs.; alon g with serveral nieces and nephews.Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 11, 2012, at the Lowell Cemetery. Rev. Tony Venturella will officiate the services. Friends may view on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Derfelt's Baxter Chapel.Online Condolences may be expressed at www.derfeltfuneralhome.com Venturella, Dr Robert Eugene "Bob" 91606943b. Mar. 17, 1932 d. Jun. 7, 2012Lowell Cemetery LowellCherokee CountyKansas, USA
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JOPLIN, Mo. — Jason L. Burrows, age 38, of Joplin passed away Friday, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin after a sudden illness.Jason was born April 1, 1974, in Joplin to Delores Townzen Burrows and the late Vernon L. Burrows and had lived in the Joplin area all of his life.Jason had worked at various restaurants in Joplin and at Caseys General Store in Carterville for a time prior to his present employment at Shamrock Bolt in Joplin. Jason was of the Baptist faith.Jason is survived by his son, Patrick, of Webb City; his Mother, Delores, of Diamond; his significant other, Heather Bartholomew; five sisters: Kelly Kempa and husband, Pete, of McClouth, Kan.; Elizabeth Black and husband, Jason, of Joplin; Martha Gossett and husband, Rick, of Granby; Teresa Lewis and husband, Duane, of Leavenworth, Kan., and Donna Thomas, of Diamond; one brother: Andrew Coppinger and significant other, Kenny, of Springfield, Mo.Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Parker Mortuary, with burial to follow in Osborne Memorial Cemetery. Pastor Ron Crow and Jim Laws will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary and requests that memorial contributions be made to Parker Mortuary to assist with funeral arrangements. www.parkermortuary.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1504132&fh_id=10419 -----
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JOPLIN, Mo. — J.P. PimSept.1, 1934 - June 11, 2011Many a lonely heartache, Many a silent tear. But only beautiful memories, of the one we loved so dear.Sadly missed by wife, Phyllis; daughter, Melanie Ousley; son-in law, Steve; and grandchildren, Grant and Hailey; daughter, Melinda Campbell; son-in law, Derik; and grandchildren, Trevor and Maddie; many family and friends.
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WEBB CITY, Mo. - Ronald 'Smiley' Marvin LaMere, 60, Webb City, passed away unexpectedly Friday, June 8, 2012, at Freeman Health System.Mr. LaMere was born on Mar. 29, 1952, in Ishpeming, Mich. to Wallace and Julianne (Saari) LaMere. He grew up in Champion, Mich. and was proud to be a Yooper, from Michigans Upper Peninsula. Upon graduation from high school in 1970, he worked at the Republic Iron Mine and attended Northern Michigan University. In 1978, he and his family moved to Webb City to join his in-laws in establishing the Stadler-LaMere accounting firm. He has owned and operated the business with his wife since 1985. He attended First Baptist Church of Webb City.Ron and Cindy (Stadler) LaMere were married on Dec. 7, 1974, in Champion, and she survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Carrie Mayes and her husband, Shawn, Joplin, and Melodee Long and her husband, Ben, Webb City; three grandchildren, Makayla Mayes and Kaylee and Trey Long; his mother, Julianne LaMere, Champion; four brothers, Robert LaMere, Round Rock, Texas; William LaMere, Greenville, Mich., Joe LaMere, Ariel, Wash., and Jerry Bubs LaMere, Leo, Ind.; two sisters, Cheryl Hamel, Champion, and Candy LaMere, Greenville; his mother-in-law, Dee Kamler, and her husband, Curtis; and two brothers-in-law, John Stadler and Robert Stadler, Buffalo, Mo. He was preceded in death by his father, Wallace, LaMere; and a brother, Phillip LaMere.Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Webb City, with the Rev. John Sherwood officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church.Memorial contributions may be made to the Webb City R-7 Schools Scholarship Fund, in care of the funeral home.Arrangements are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City. www.simpsonfh.com/obituaries/Ronald-Lamere/ ----- June 11, 2012 1 Photo
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CARTHAGE, MO — Leah Martha Wildgrube, age 92, of Carthage, Mo., passed away Friday, June 8, 2012, at St. Luke's Nursing Center, Carthage.Leah was born on Feb. 20, 1920, in Ogema, Minn., to William and Elizabeth (Bunge) Wildgrube.Leah was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Carthage, the L.W.M.L., Bible Class and the Alter Guild. She was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ogema on April 11, 1920, and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church, near Blackwell, Okla., on May 15, 1932. Her confirmation verse was Romans 1-16, For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.Leah moved to Blackwell with her parents in 1929. She came to Carthage in 1940. She then went to St. Louis in April of 1945, where she was employed as a housemother for the Lutheran Orphan Home until it closed in 1966. She spent one year at Lutherbrook Children's Home at Addison, Ill. Leah returned to Carthage and worked at Big Smith from 1967 to 1985, when she retired.Survivors include one sister, Marie Herzog, of Wood River, Ill.; six nephews; and three nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents; and three sisters, Edna Cooperrider, Meta Wildgrube and Martha Wildgrube.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 14, at Faith Lutheran Church, Carthage. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Carthage.Memorial contributions can be made to the Faith Lutheran Church or the Carthage CANDO Center in care of the funeral home.Arrangements are under the care and direction of Weng Funeral Chapel, Jasper.
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JOPLIN, Mo. — Rev. Richard Myrle Evans, age 88, of Joplin, passed away at 3:55 a.m. on Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Freeman West Hospital.Born Aug. 1, 1923, in Sheldon, Mo., he was the son of the late Irven and Corda Essex Evans and had lived in Joplin since 1940. A graduate of Neosho High School, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II in the European Theater of Operations, flying several missions over Italy. He was a powder line supervisor for Atlas Powder Co. until retiring in 1985. Myrle was a Baptist Minister for 36 years, pastoring at Racine Baptist Church and Saginaw Baptist Church. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and the Paul Cox Sunday School class.On Nov. 10, 1945, he married his high school sweetheart, Savella Moffett, at Columbus, Kan. She survives.Additional survivors include a daughter, Saundie Casteel and husband, Gary, of Joplin; a son-in-law, Grant Ellis, of Broken Arrow, Okla.; a sister, Ethelene McDaniels, of Carthage, Mo.; four grandchildren, Tiffany Randall and husband, Doug, of Harrison, Neb., Bethany Ellis and Courtney Ellis, both of Broken Arrow, and Ashley Ellis Sloan, of Tulsa, Okla.; two great-grandchildren, Colton and Emmett; nephews, Philip Hathcock and wife, Dixie, Jerry Joe Hathcock and wife, Winona, Johnie King and Richard King; and niece, Robyn Ikenberry. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Ellis; a brother, Bud; and two sisters, Vera and Lora.Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fellowship Baptist Church with Pastor Rob Signs and Rev. Johnnie Wilkins officiating. Interment will follow in Hornet Cemetery, southwest of Joplin. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Parker Mortuary.Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund at Fellowship Baptist Church.
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DIAMOND, MO — Randy Hog Harper, age 54, of Diamond, Mo., passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2012, in Madisonville, Texas, from injuries sustained in a two vehicle accident.Randy was born Oct. 29, 1957, in Joplin, Mo., and had lived in the Joplin-Webb City area all his life. He was a graduate of the Webb City High School. Randy was employed with the Certified Express Trucking Co. in Neosho, Mo.Survivors include a daughter, Melissa Snyder and husband, K.C., Broken Arrow, Okla.; one brother, Gerald Harper, Diamond; and two grandchildren, Melanie and Spencer Snyder. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dwight and Mary Harper; and his companion, Paula Pinkley, who also died in the accident.The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home in Webb City. He and Paula's cremains will be buried in the Stone Cemetery, near Diamond.Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home, of Webb City.
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Paula Jean Passley Pinkley, Webb City, MO, passed away May 9, 2012 at 3:30 pm with Randy Harper from injuries occurred in a vehicle accident in Madisonville, Texas.
She was born in Webb City, Missouri, February 23, 1962 to Larry Alan Passley and Sharon Lou Witt Passley. She attended school in Webb City, MO.
She was preceded in death by her father, Larry Alan Passley; her brother, Rodney Gayle Passley; her grandparents, Bill and Jean Witt, and Pauline & Lloyd Passley; and her step-father, George Carroll Longley.
She is survived by her mother, Sharon Lou Longley; her brother Gregory Passley and wife Jean of Cassville, Missouri; her children, Amy Ogden of Joplin, Karl Gonzales, of Sultan, WA, Krystal Williams and her husband Andrew of Aurora, MO, Latosha Mulhall and her husband Stephen of Chouteau, OK and Tenea Wedel of Cassville, MO; 11 grandchildren, Nathaniel, Timmothy, Anthony, Jamithan, Kloie, HailieSue, Elizabeth, Kindle, Tommy, Ashlyn, and Shane.
Memorial Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012 at the Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home Chapel, Webb City. Visitation will follow the service.
HUNTSVILLE, AL — James Wiley Hurley, 90, of Huntsville, Ala., passed away June 7, 2012, at Tut Fann Veteran's Home in Huntsville, Ala., after a long illness.Jim was born to Nell Marie (Jones) Hurley and Wiley Mansell Hurley in North Little Rock, Ark. Immediately after high school graduation and the start of World War II, Jim attended the Merchant Marine Academy in New Orleans, La., but upon completing his qualifications as an engine cadet, he joined the Army, becoming an enlisted flight trainer. Confident that he could fly as well as those he trained, he volunteered for pilot training and graduated as a second lieutenant. He flew B-24 Liberators in the 20th Long Range Photo Reconnaissance Squadron throughout the Pacific. While photographing Japan for the planned invasion, his plane was downed on Honshu and he was briefly a POW.After the war, he attended the College of the Ozarks and graduated in 1949, from the first pharmacy program in Arkansas. He also met and married Patricia Davis. They settled in Springdale, Ark., where he raised a family and owned and operated Hurley Pharmacy and Skyways Flying Service. After many years, Jim and Pat made their home in Joplin, Mo., where Jim was the oldest practicing pharmacist in Missouri for many years until he fully retired in 2010.Jim was an avid pilot, sailor and photographer continuing the interests he developed during the war. He was an amateur magician and enjoyed a good joke. He played many practical jokes on friends, colleagues and competitors.Survivors include his wife, Patricia Leone Davis Hurley; sons, Dr. Donald Hurley and wife, Andrea, of Charleston, S.C., and Mark Hurley and wife, Linda, of Senoia, Ga.; daughter, Susan Hurley Wilson and husband, Thurston, of Huntsville; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 29, at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, Ala.Laughlin Service Funeral Home is assisting the family.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project.
GRANBY, MO — James Lee 'Jim' McCain, 71, Granby, Mo., died Sunday, June 10, 2012, at his home, following a lengthy illness.He was born June 22, 1940, in Anthony, Kan., to Arlo and Marie (Hart) McCain.Mr. McCain lived most of his life in the southwest Missouri area and retired from the U.S. Navy after over 20 years of service to his country. He retired as plant manager at Crowder College, Dec.7, 2007, after many years. He loved to fish, garden, the outdoors, traveling and spending time with his best friend, Gavin. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Granby, the Church of Hope in Neosho and the House of Prayer in Monett.Jim married Catherine Cash and to this union three daughters were born, Deborah McCain, of Severna Park, M.D., Kimberly Kirby and husband, Rod, of Waynesville, Mo., and Maureen Moore, of St. Louis, Mo.He and Sandra Mishler-Moore were married June 27, 1994, in Las Vegas, Nev. She survives, along with his stepchildren, Mark Moore and wife, Tammy, of Lanagan, Mo., David Moore and wife, Maritza, of Spanish Lookout, Belize, Cheryl Whitcomb and husband, Lloyd, of Siloam Springs, Ark., Stephanie Shelley and husband, Chris, of Westville, Okla., and Mary Thomas, of Granby, Mo.Also surviving are 20 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Carol McConnell, of Pineville, Mo.; two brothers, Donald McCain and wife, Lois, of Newton, Kan., and Robert McCain, of Pineville; and numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.The body has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Clark Funeral Home Chapel in Granby, with Rev. Malcolm Mosby and Rev. Zach Bellah officiating. Full military honors will be conducted at the service. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 9 a.m. until service time, where the family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service.The family request memorial contributions be made to the Crowder College Foundation in care of Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 26, Granby, MO 64844.Arrangements are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Granby.Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com www.clarkfuneralhomes.com/sitemaker/sites/clarkf0/obit.cgi?user=648578McCain -----
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JOPLIN, Mo. — Yoshiko Clark, 78, of Joplin, Mo., passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012, from a sudden illness.She was born March 24, 1934, in Nagasaki-Ken, Japan, to Tetsue Nakagumi and Kikue Manno, who preceded her in death.She married Bruce E. Clark on Sept. 24, 1957, in Japan. He preceded her in death in 2001.Yoshiko was a seamstress by trade, most recently working for Miller Manufacturing. She retired in 2002.She is survived by one son, Bruce Clark, Parkville, Mo.; two daughters, Kim Clark-Smith, Woodbridge, Va., and Cathay Perz, Leawood, Kan.; three brothers, Kazumi Nakagumi, Hiroyuki Nakagumi and Kunihiko Nakagumi; three sisters, Hisae Nakagumi, Chieko Nakagumi and Seiko Tajima; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at Mason-Woodard Mortuary Chapel Joplin. Inurnment will follow in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery.Service arrangements have been entrusted to Mason-Woodard Mortuary and Crematory, Joplin.
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JOPLIN, Mo. — In loving memory of La Jean F. SmithJuly 2, 1937 - June 13, 2008Baby Doll,Another year has passed us by. It's number four. I think about you and of all the precious memories together, all the time.I will love you forever. All the kids, grandkids and I miss you very much. You will live in my heart forever, Lloyd.
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Joplin Globe Newspaper Obituaries found Thursday, June 14, 2012
June 14, 2012
www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1506398&fh_id=11055 Henry Allen Burnett (December 25, 1944 - June 10, 2012)
Henry Allen Burnett of Glenn Dale, Maryland, formerly of Baxter Springs, KS, went to be with his heavenly father June 10, 2012.
Henry Allen Burnett was born on December 25th, 1944 to Fannie Burnett and the late Henry Burnett in Baxter Springs, Kansas. He grew up in Baxter Springs playing sports and participating in the band. In baseball he set records that are still on the books at his high school alma mater. He graduated from Pittsburgh State University in 1968 with a degree in accounting and was a loyal member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Baxter Springs. A veteran of the US Army, Henry Burnett earned a Bronze Star Medal, one of the highest United States Armed Forces individual military decoration awards for bravery, heroism and meritorious service while serving his tour in the Vietnam. He courageously risked his own life to go back into hostile fire and save the lives of his fellow soldiers when they came under fire from an enemy ambush.
He had a distinguished career in business working for NCR in California, and Digital Equipment Corporation in Massachusetts, and Apollo Industries in Maryland. He was often sought out for his sage business advice and often used his talents to create much needed opportunities for working class communities.
He will be greeted in heaven by his father, Henry Burnett and his sister Karen Burnett Thomas. He is survived by his loving wife Deborah, his mother Fannie Burnett, his sisters Margaret Elaine Love (Jerry) and Susan Elaine Johnson (Bernard), his brother Ronald Eugene Colbert, his son Allen Burnett (Kimberly) and his daughter Ashley Laurenceau (Sidney) and their mother Ella Burnett, his sons Jamal Fuller and Raasan Fuller, seven adoring grandchildren (Jeremy Fuller, Bria Fuller, Julia Burnett, Elaine Burnett, Kelsey Fuller, Justin Fuller and Richard Laurenceau) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday June 16th 2012 at 1:00pm at Derfelt's Baxter Chapel, 328 E. 12th street, Baxter Springs, Kansas. Friends and family will gather together after the services at the Baxter Springs Community Center at 11th and East Ave. Baxter Springs, KS.
A memorial celebration is being planned for a later date in Maryland. A memorial fund has been established to honor Henry Burnett's wishes. In lieu of flowers please consider making a contribution to the Memorial Fund set up for Henry Burnett, in C/O Derfelt's Baxter Chapel. Online condolences may be expressed at www.derfeltfuneralhome.com. Burnett, Henry Allen 91868566b. Dec. 25, 1944 d. Jun. 10, 2012No cemeteryClick name for detailsBurnett, Henry 29723355b. Mar. 24, 1913 d. Oct. 27, 1988Burnett, John Wesley 26993621b. Mar. 10, 1888 d. May 5, 1958Burnett, Maggie G Moore 29723270b. Apr. 25, 1892 d. May 29, 1979Baxter Springs Cemetery Baxter SpringsCherokee CountyKansas, USA
June 14, 2012
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Joplin Globe Newspaper Obituaries found Friday, June 15, 2012
Glen was born 5 miles west of Earlton, Kansas on August 8, 1930, the third child of Glen Corwin and Velma Jane McLaren.
Glen Dean married Darlene (Frankenbery) on Christmas day, 1952. They had four children, John (Arlene) of Boston, MA, Greg (Amy) of Topeka, KS, Bruce (Michelle) of Corinth, TX and Elaine (Barry) who passed away in 1994. Barry has since remarried to Janet. He is also survived by grandchildren: Keenan, Courtney, Stephenie, Kristen, Steven, and Corwin; step grandchild Nathan, and a great grandson Colten.
Also preceding Glen Dean in death was a grandson Andy.
Glen Dean was raised on a farm near Earlton, KS. Glen graduated from Vilas High School where he played on the 5 man basketball team and the baseball team. Glen graduated from Kansas State University in 1952. He proudly served in the US Army until 1953. He was employed by Allis-Chalmers. He joined the Soil Conservation Service in 1956 working in Kansas, Massachusetts and Washington D.C. where he spent the next 24 years working for the Federal Government. While working for the Federal Government, he attended the University of Virginia for one year. Glen Dean was then stationed in Washington D.C. where he worked for the Agriculture Department, then the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and then served as an investigator for the US Senate until his retirement in 1980. After retirement Glen attended Pittsburg State University and received his MBA. He also passed the CPA exam and taught accounting at Pittsburg State University for 11 years, until his “final” retirement. Glen Dean was a big supporter of Pittsburg State Gorilla sports. He attended most football games, and many basketball, volleyball and baseball games. He also attended both of the national championship games which Pittsburg State football won in 1991 and 2011.
Glen Dean was a man of faith and an active member of the Presbyterian Church in Pittsburg. He served on the Session, as a Trustee, and as a Sunday school teacher and was otherwise very involved. He also was active in the Sunflower Kiwanis since 1985. He wanted everyone in Pittsburg to “buy” a flag from the Kiwanis. Glen also very much enjoyed his Tuesday, Thursday coffee group. Besides loving his wife of 59 years, Darlene, he enjoyed traveling to see family, friends, and foreign lands. Glen Dean visited all 50 states in the USA. Glen was also known to be happy and share his opinions with anyone within hearing distance, especially about HUD. He was a happy, family man who will be missed by all who knew him.
A celebration of life will be held at The Presbyterian Church in Pittsburg, KS, at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday June 16th, with Pastor Susan Rosenbaum officiating. There will be a lunch for all to follow in the Life Center at the church. A private burial service will be held prior to the celebration of life. The Benjamin Fuller American Legion Post No. 64 of Pittsburg will conduct the flag folding ceremony. No flowers, please. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday, to sign the register book. Anyone attending the celebration of life, please wear any Pitt State shirts, jackets, T-shirts or colors, if you choose. Glen will approve!
Memorial contributions are requested to The Presbyterian Church and/or for Athletic scholarships at Pittsburg State University. These may be left at or mailed to the Brenner Mortuary, 114 East 4th St., Pittsburg, KS. 66762. Friends may leave condolences online at www.brennermortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, KS. www.brennermortuary.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1507254&fh_id=11441
June 15, 2012
www.ulmerfh.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1507287&fh_id=12101 Has photo.Amos O. Frette, Jr. (July 2, 1942 - June 13, 2012)
Amos O. Frette, Jr., 69, passed away 2:05 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, MO. Amos was born in Kamera, Ia on July 2, 1942. He was the son of Amos Orville Frette, Sr. and Sarah Easter “Hart” Frette. Amos moved to Avilla, MO in 1977. He farmed and worked at Scheiber Food for 25 years, retiring in 2005. Amos grew up a farm boy and developed a passion for horses. He broke and trained many horses during his life. Amos was a Farrier for many years, developing a stronger love for horses. He loved fishing and hunting elk in the Rocky Mountains. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era for two years. Amos was a member of Risen Ranch Cowboy Church where helped with the youth in Sunday school class. Amos was united in marriage to Jenelle Longman on June 22, 1991. She survives. Other survivors include, two sons, Jeff Wilson of Carthage and Greg Wilson of Avilla, one daughter, Samantha Norris of Iowa, one sister, Valerie Monroe of Iowa and two brothers, Ed Frette of Phoenix, AZ, Chuck Frette of Las Vegas, NV, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Amos was preceded in death by two sons, John Smith and Rick Frette and two sisters, Myrtle and Bonnie. Graveside Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Avilla Cemetery in Avilla, MO. Visitation will be 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at the Ulmer Funeral Home. Contributions may be made to Oxford Healthcare Hospice Fund or Risen Ranch Cowboy Church in care of the Ulmer Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ulmer Funeral Home.
The Carthage Press Posted Jun 15, 2012 @ 08:53 AM
Amos was born in Kamera, Iowa, on July 2, 1942. He was the son of Amos Orville Frette, Sr. and Sarah Easter “Hart” Frette. Amos moved to Avilla, Mo., in 1977. He farmed and worked at Scheiber Food for 25 years, retiring in 2005.
Amos grew up a farm boy and developed a passion for horses. He broke and trained many horses during his life. Amos was a farrier for many years, developing a stronger love for horses. He loved fishing and hunting elk in the Rocky Mountains. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam era for two years. Amos was a member of Risen Ranch Cowboy Church where helped with the youth in Sunday school class.
Amos was united in marriage to Jenelle Longman on June 22, 1991. She survives.Other survivors include, two sons, Jeff Wilson of Carthage and Greg Wilson of Avilla, one daughter, Samantha Norris of Iowa, one sister, Valerie Monroe of Iowa and two brothers, Ed Frette of Phoenix, Ariz., Chuck Frette of Las Vegas, Nev., six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Amos was preceded in death by two sons, John Smith and Rick Frette and two sisters, Myrtle and Bonnie.
Graveside Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Avilla Cemetery in Avilla, Mo. Visitation will be 6-7 p.m. Friday at the Ulmer Funeral Home. Contributions may be made to Oxford Healthcare Hospice Fund or Risen Ranch Cowboy Church in care of the Ulmer Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ulmer Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made at www.ulmerfh.com. June 15, 2012
www.neoshodailynews.com/obituaries/x996540109/Bill-P-HaynesBill P. Haynes
He was the son of Edna and Bill P. Haynes, Sr.
He is also survived by three sisters, Vicki Hutchings, (Mark), Pierce City, Lynn Hoskins, (Kevin), Neosho, and Kim ( Mike), Purdy.Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m., Monday, June 18, at the Lincoln High School, Lincoln. Burial will be in the Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln. Memorials may be made to the Carly Haynes Fund in care of the Farmer’s Bank of Lincoln.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis-Miller Funeral Home, Lincoln.~`~www.legacy.com/obituaries/sedaliademocrat/obituary.aspx?n=bill-p-haynes&pid=158036397&fhid=7934
Haynes, Bill P., Jr 91945246b. Sep. 6, 1960 d. Jun. 11, 2012Lincoln Cemetery LincolnBenton CountyMissouri, USAJune 15, 2012
www.parsonssun.com/view/full_story_obits/18991504/article-Dora-BooreDora BooreDora Boore, 87, of Parsons, formerly of Altamont, died at 3:40 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society of Parsons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Rex Boore, in May 1962.The service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home. Burial will be in McCune Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.Memorials are suggested to The 506 Foundation Inc. to be used for music and journalism student scholarships or the Good Samaritan Society Garden Fund. These may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, 67357.Complete obituary details will be announced.Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com. Read more: The Parsons Sun - Dora Boore www.forbeshoffman.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1506779&fh_id=10680 Dora Boore (August 23, 1924 - June 14, 2012)
Dora (Autem) Boore, 87, of Parsons, formerly of Altamont, died at 3:40 a.m., Thursday, June 14, 2012, at the Parsons Good Samaritan Society.
She was born August 23, 1924, near Strauss, Kansas, to Walter and Martha (Reich) Autem. She grew up in the Strauss area where she attended New Hope School, was a 1941 graduate of McCune High School, and a 1942 graduate of Parsons Business College.
For a time, she served as Labette County Treasurer. In the early 1960s, she began employment as a bookkeeper at Twin Valley Electric Cooperative in Altamont where she later became the first female Rural Electric Cooperative manager in the state, retiring in the mid 1980s. Following retirement, she worked for the City of Altamont and, in 1995, began working for the Bath Funeral Home in Altamont, which later became Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home where she worked until retiring in 2006.
In earlier years, Dora enjoyed making ceramics and being involved in her children’s activities. In latter years, her greatest pleasure came when spending time with her three great-grandsons whom she adored.
She and Walter Rex Boore were married in March of 1947. He preceded her in death in May of 1962.
Survivors include: One Son – Walter Boore and Theresa Roach Clarkston, WA Two Daughters – Rexanna Sanders and husband, Bill Lawrence, KS Linda McNeil Dallas, TX One Grandson – Ryan Kasson and wife, Stephanie Parsons, KS One Step-Granddaughter – Kelly Brady and husband, Matt Asotin, WA Three Great-Grandsons – Dakota Kasson, Hunter Kasson and Ryan Kasson, Jr. Two Step-Great-Granddaughters – Brenna Brady and Erynn Brady One Brother – Wayne Autem and wife, Carol Parsons, KS Two Sisters – Vera Lea Mercer and husband, Wayne Lawrence, KS Hattie Turkington and husband, Ray McCune, KS. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her father, Walter Autem, on January 24, 1961; and her mother, Martha Autem, on January 10, 2007.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at the Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. Burial will be in McCune Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-7:00 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to The 506 Foundation, Inc. to be used for music and journalism student scholarships or the Good Samaritan Society Garden Fund. These may be left at or mailed to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com. Boore, Dora Autem 91922861b. Aug. 23, 1924 d. Jun. 14, 2012Boore, Walter Rex 33733110b. Aug. 2, 1918 d. May 26, 1962McCune Cemetery McCuneCrawford CountyKansas, USAJune 15, 2012
Bell, Alma M Sellers 91946621b. Mar. 15, 1917 d. Jun. 14, 2012Carl Junction Cemetery Carl JunctionJasper CountyMissouri, USAJune 15, 2012
Leonard Lee Goodpasture (March 6, 1951 - June 13, 2012)Leonard Lee Goodpasture, age 61, Carl Junction, passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at his home with family at his side.
Leonard was born March 6, 1951 in Carterville, Missouri, son of the late Paul Leroy Goodpasture, Sr, and Viola Lee Perry Goodpasture. He attended Oronogo Schools, and was a lifelong resident of this area. He worked as a welder/mechanic all of his adult life working for Thermal Engineering, United Machinery Supply, and Missouri Steel. He also was a talented mechanic working on small engines and electrical engines of all types at his home shop.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Joyce Yeager Goodpasture; son, Mark L. Goodpasture and his son Alex Goodpasture of Joplin; son, Adam Goodpasture and his children, Brock Goodpasture and Brenna Goodpasture of Carl Junction; sisters, Leona Owens and husband Gerald of Webb City, Joanne McKeehan of Joplin, Carol Baum and husband Rex of Carterville; brother, Bob Goodpasture of Webb City; several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Parker Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Mike Hensley officiating.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.June 15, 2012
www.simpsonfh.com/obituaries/James-Dale/Oronogo – James A. Dale, 76, passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at Webb City Health & Rehab. He was born on September 30, 1935 in Joplin, Missouri to Vern A. Dale and Ruth Green Dale. He was a United States Veteran. James is survived by his sons, Jerry Dale of Oronogo, and Mike Dale of Carterville. Mr. Dale has been taken for cremation and no services are planned.Arrangements are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City.June 15, 2012
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Joplin Globe Newspaper Obituaries found Saturday, June 16, 2012
JAY, OK — Dave T. Coble, 74...
Dave Terry CobleDave Terry Coble, longtime Jay resident, passed away early Thursday morning June 14, 2012, in Grove, Oklahoma. Dave was born in Jay, Oklahoma to his parents, Roy P. and Grace (Earp) Coble on February 6, 1938. Dave attended Jay schools and was a member of the 1955 graduating class from Jay High School.Dave loved and raised horses. He enjoyed horse racing as well as restoring classic cars in his spare time. He had many other hobbies including fishing, playing wahoo with friends, cooking fish, and watching OU and OSU football. Dave loved life and enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Junior; and his first wife, Marlene.He leaves many loving memories with his family; his wife, Liela; daughters, Michele Wilson and husband Greg, Marla Baker, Angie Coble, Kelly Caster, Colleen Smith and husband Wes, Diana McCleary and husband Charlie, Vicky Kahl and husband Randy; son, Scott Lawson and wife Cathy and beloved nephew Harland Coble and wife Angela; brothers, Joe Coble and wife Linda, Norman Coble and wife Pat; sisters, Irene Abercrombie and husband John, Louise Murphy and husband Carl. He was also survived by his grandchildren; Deidra, Lauren, Madison, Briana, Bryce, Haley, and Maegen along with numerous step-grandchildren and his mother-in-law Laura Loehr.Funeral Services will be 10:00 AM Monday June 18, 2012 at Mount Hermon Church in Jay, Oklahoma. Truman Brady will be officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Hermon Cemetery.Services are entrusted to Worley Luginbuel Funeral Home of Jay. Family and Friends may view the obituary online and send condolences at www.honoringmemories.com
June 16, 2012
WHEATON, MO — Gregory Pinto, 54... www.fohnfuneralhome.com
www.hedgelewis.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1508184&fh_id=10713 James Arthur Sidney (December 12, 1954 - June 14, 2012)
Visitation 6-7 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2012 at Hedge-Lewis Chapel.
Service 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at Hedge-Lewis Chapel.
Obit pending and will be posted soon.
JOPLIN, MO — William E. Breedlove, 53... www.parkermortuary.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1508164&fh_id=10419 William E. Breedlove (September 23, 1958 - June 14, 2012)
William Eugene (Bill) Breedlove, age 53 of Joplin, passed away at his home on Thursday, June 14, 2012 after a lengthy illness.
Born September 23, 1958 in Webb City, he was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving in Operation Enduring Freedom in Iraq. He was a member of the American Legion and the current Commander of V.F.W. Post 7630, Webb City. Bill worked as a siding applicator.
On March 5, 1985 he married Mary Catherine Matters in Joplin. She survives.
Additional survivors include two daughters, Rachel Judd of Joplin, Jessicia Thurman of Sweetwater, Mo.; two sons, Chris Hawkins of Neosho, James Matters of Joplin; his mother, Billie Harnden Breedlove of Carterville; a brother, Larry Breedlove of Carterville; a sister, Linda Swager of Carl Junction; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside services with Military Honors will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Monday at Carterville Cemetery with Rev. John Desmond officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to V.F.W. Post 7630, Webb City, in care of the mortuary.
Wilma Jean Reed, 79, Neosho, died Thursday, June 14, 2012, at Freeman Neosho Hospital, following a short illness. She was born July 9, 1932, in Concordia, Kansas, to James and Nellie (Chritton) Fox. Mrs. Reed was a nurse. She moved to Neosho, July 16, 1976 and was a member of the Rimerock Baptist Church in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Wilma and Jack Reed were married November 3, 1956, in Bristow, Oklahoma; he survives. Additional survivors includes a son, Charles Reed, Neosho; five grandchildren, Shyanne, Colton, Sailor, Stephanie and Samantha; and two sisters, Dorothy Horton, Mill Creek, Washington and Marie Kenney, Ft. Collins, Colorado. She was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.
Monday June 18, 2012, 10:00 AM at Kenney Cemetery, north of Neosho Viewing
Friday June 15, 2012, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM at Clark Chapel of Memories Viewing
Saturday June 16, 2012, 9:00 AM - 2:00PM at Clark Chapel of Memories
PITTSBURG — Luke Wenzl, 75 of Pittsburg, Kansas passed away June 14, 2012 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born July 11, 1936 in Tecumseh, Nebraska, the son of Leo P. and Christine E. (Christen) Wenzl. Luke attended St. Anthony’s Church/School in Steinaur, Nebraska, Maur Hill Prep School and Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. He studied art education at Emporia State University and Pittsburg State University.
Luke was a member of St. Benedict’s Abbey in Atchison from 1963-1975. He served St. Benedict’s Parish from 1963-1965 and as a Benedictine Missionary in Brazil from 1965-1968. While in Brazil, he was injured in a car accident, which left him paraplegic. After returning to the states for rehabilitation, he began art studies and became an instructor at Maur Hill Prep School.
In 1975 he moved to the Pittsburg area and opened the Stone and Silver shop at 4th & Rouse, which provided custom-made silver jewelry. He continued in the arts as an instructor at Colgan-St Mary’s High School through 2000. He loved “his non-singing canaries”.
His life was extended in 2007 as a recipient of a kidney transplant as a true gift of love from his own live donor.
True to who he was, he continued his mission spirit through the ministry of the disabled for the Wichita Diocese/Camp Holy Family/and Faith and Light for Persons with Disabilities. For over 20 years he and Joanne were foster parents to many children in southeast Kansas. Mr. Wenzl was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, and the Knights of Columbus in Pittsburg. Luke had several hobbies, including: gardening, bird watching, cooking and wine making.
Luke was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Mary Ann Wagner and his brother, Paul Wenzl He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Joanne Wenzl, his sister, Bernice Beals, and brothers, Louis, James, Leo, Donald, David and Tony Wenzl. He was loved by each member of the Wenzl and Luppino families. His legacy of acceptance and perseverance will live on.
Funeral Services will be 3:00 P.M., Monday, June 18, 2012 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Rosary will be recited at 6:30 P.M. Sunday, at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home. Family will receive friends following the Rosary until 8:00 P.M.
Inurnment will be in Pueblo, Colorado. Memorials may be made to the Knights of Columbus-Building Fund, Pittsburg, Kansas/ St. Benedict’s Abbey, Atchison, Kansas/ Divine Mercy Chapel, Steinaur, Nebraska. Memorials may be dropped off or mailed to Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 South Broadway, Pittsburg, Kansas, 66762.Condolences may be sent online to www.bathnaylor.com.Arrangements are under the direction of Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Pittsburg.
HESPERIA, CA — Wilma H. Cox, 87...Wilma Hope Cox, 87 Hesperia, California
January 26, 1925 - June 4, 2012
Wilma was born on January 26, 1925 and passed away on Monday, June 4, 2012. Wilma was a resident of Hesperia, California.
SHELL KNOB, MO — Rosa M. Felder, 70 ... www.fohnfuneralhome.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1507171&fh_id=10698 Rosa May Felder (April 2, 1942 - June 14, 2012)
Rosa May Felder, age 70, of Shell Knob, Missouri, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012, in her home.
She was born April 2, 1942, in Essex, England, the daughter of David C. and Lilian (Davies) Phillips. On January 21, 1985, in Boulder, Colorado, she was united in marriage to David E. Felder, who survives. Also surviving are one son, David C. Plymale of Colorado Springs, Colorado; four daughters, Tina Plymale of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Debbie Luke and her husband, Harry of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Karen Morrissey and her husband, Moey of California and Dawn Plymale of Colorado Springs, Colorado; two step-daughters, Kim Favinger and her husband, Larry of Rapid City, South Dakota and Cindy Ransburg of Rapid City, South Dakota; two sisters, Royce Smith of Essex, England and Patricia Phillips of England; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Preceding her in death were her parents.
Rosa enjoyed family and friends, traveling, reading, theater, canoeing and cards. During her life Rosa was a farm laborer, an assembler, a trainer, a union steward, a technical librarian, a technical clerk and a volunteer as an office manager for a raptor rehabilitation organization, all the while raising five children. During college Rosa developed a community service program for the municipal court system of Westminster, Colorado and later managed hundreds of cases from multiple courts. Two of her proudest moments were getting a drivers license at 43 and receiving her Associate of the Arts degree at 45. Although Rosa only lived in Shell Knob for a little over eight years, she felt more connected to this community than any place she had ever lived. Rosa gave her family and friends the gift of hugging!
Since Rosa requested that there be no funeral, a “Let’s remember the good times” social will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers Rosa also requested that any donations be sent to the Shell Knob Senior Center in her memory.
FOHN FUNERAL HOME Shell Knob, Missouri 417-858-3151
www.masonwoodard.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1507326&fh_id=10713 - www.hedgelewis.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1507326&fh_id=10713 Marthel Elizabeth Leggett (July 3, 1913 - June 14, 2012) Joplin, Mo. - Marthel E. Leggett, age 98, of Joplin, Mo. passed away at 3:30 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2012 at National Healthcare in Joplin following a short illness. Marthel was born July 3, 1913 in St. James, Mo. She lived in the Galesburg, Mo. community, north of Oronogo for 50 years, and lived in Neosho for 40 years and returned to Joplin 17 months ago. She was proud to be a Homemaker.
Marthel married Henry Leggett March 1, 1934. He preceded her in death on Sept. 20, 1970. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters, 3 son in laws, James Dodson, Terry Allen, and Everett Rippy, and a great granddaughter, Jessica Mann. Survivors include a son, Don Leggett and wife Jayne, Webb City, three daughters, Betty Dodson, Neosho, Mo., Shirley Kaufman and husband Bill, Centralia, Mo., and Mary Allen-Rippy, Joplin, 7 grandchildren; Judy Hoover, Randy Dodson, Amy Mann, Mike Hight, Kathy Klemme, Shawn Leggett, and Gretchen Shull, 14 great grandchildren, and 1 great great granddaughter.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday at the Hedge-Lewis Chapel with Mike Hight and Mike Mann officiating. Burial will follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery northwest of Oronogo. The family will receive friends at 10:00 a.m. Monday at the Chapel prior to the service. Memorial contributions are requested in Marthel’s memory to your favorite charity. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home of Webb City, Mo.
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Joplin Globe Newspaper Obituaries found Sunday, June 17, 2012
WILDWOOD, MO — Dolores J. Feerick...
Visitation will be Monday at St. Alban Roe Catholic Church in Wildwood at 10 a.m. until a 11 a.m. funeral Mass.
Dolores Feerick died Friday.She was mother of Susan (Roland) Schriever and Sandy (Tom) Nienhaus. She also was grandmother of Courtney Plunkett, Lindsay Underwood and Sarah Nienhaus; great-grandmother of Makayla, Chelsea, and Camille Plunkett and Graham and Emersen Underwood; daughter of the late John and Ida Feerick; and sister of the late Shirley Allen.
Visitation will be Monday at St. Alban Roe Catholic Church in Wildwood at 10 a.m. until a 11 a.m. funeral Mass.
Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. The service is being handled by Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Mary's Church Rebuild Fund, P.O. Box 106, Joplin, MO 64802.
Friends may sign the family's online guestbook.
Dolores Jean Feerick September 29, 1931 - June 15, 2012
Feerick, Dolores Jean, baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection, Friday, June 15, 2012. Beloved mother of Susan (Roland) Schriever and Sandy (Tom) Nienhaus. Dear grandmother of Courtney Plunkett, Lindsay Underwood and Sarah Nienhaus; great grandmother of Makayla, Chelsea, and Camille Plunkett and Graham and Emersen Underwood; daughter of the late John and Ida Feerick; sister of the late Shirley Allen; and friend to many Services: Funeral Mass at St. Alban Roe Catholic Church, Wildwood, MO, Monday, 11:00 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Mary's Church Rebuild Fund, PO Box 106, Joplin, MO 64802. Visitation at the church, Monday 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. A service of the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory. Friends may sign the family's on-line guestbook at www.Schrader.com. June 17, 2012
MONETT, Mo. — Edith "Edie" Malony, 79...
GROVE, Okla. — Robert Brixey, 62
Grove - Robert Brixey, 62, plumbing contractor, died Friday. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday, Nichols Funeral Home, and service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Zena Baptist Church. www.tulsaworld.com/ourlives/deathnotices June 17, 2012
Broken Arrow, Okla. — Evelyn N. Stegall, 77
Born in Butler, Mo., on Nov. 2, 1934, she became a longtime resident of Carthage.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary, and is survived by two daughters, Brenda Skinner and SunDee Parson, and three sons, Richard, Kirk and Kent Stegall. She leaves behind seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m., at the Seneca Cemetery Saturday, June 23, 2012.
NEOSHO, Mo. — Nellie G. Austin, 96...
Neosho, Mo. — Nellie G. Austin, 96, passed away June 15, 2012.
Nellie was born on April 3, 1916, and was a lifelong resident of Newton County. She grew up in Saginaw and completed elementary school at Lake Hill School before attending Neosho High School. Nellie Herron Austin was a member of the Neosho High School Class of 1935.
Her three children — Lynda Austin Mills, class of 1963, Chris Austin Logan, class of 1965, and Tom Austin, class of 1970 — all graduated from NHS. Her grandson, James Austin, graduated from NHS in the class of 2010.
Nellie married the late George Joseph “Joe” Austin on Aug. 26, 1939. Nellie and Joe operated a dairy at the Dripping Springs farm off of Highway 59 near Neosho until moving to Medicalodge in 2007. The Austin family has resided on the Dripping Springs farm since 1896 when it was purchased by Dr. Thomas R. Austin after his service in the Civil War. Nellie is a long-time member of the Rocketdyne Church of Christ and was a dedicated 4-H leader for many years.
She is survived by her sister, Juanita “Toots” Bastain of Joplin; two daughters, Lynda Austin Mills of Warrensburg, Mo., Chris Austin Logan of Palo Alto Calif., and a son, Tom Austin, of Neosho; seven grandchildren, Eliot Logan, Cheryl Logan, Mindy Mills Limback, Sarah Mills Peel, James and Amanda Austin and Michael Lambert; and four great-grandchildren, Tyler and Allison Limback and Cody and Nathan Peel.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Denny Kruse will officiate. Interment will follow in the Neosho IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at Clark Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Nellie Austin to the Rocketdyne Church of Christ or the charity of the donor’s choice, c/o Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Neosho, 64850.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com.
June 17, 2012
WEIR — James Louis Brisbin, 89, a Veteran of World War II, went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 14th. He was born on August 4th, 1922 in Greenbush Kansas. He was proceded in death by his beloved wife, Delores (Dee Dee), a daughter, Diana Brisbin, a granddaughter, Theresa Brisbin and a grandson, Jeffery Simpson.
He is survived by four sons, Jim Brisbin(Vicky), Cherokee KS, Pete Brisbin(Sherry), Pleasant Hill MO, John Brisbin(Lisa), Bates City MO, and Daniel Brisbin Independence MO, five daughters, Kathy Sims Grain Valley MO., Judy Wilkerson (Larry), Lee’s Summit MO, Debbie Brisbin, Independence MO, Jeanne Boston (Robert) Kansas City MO and Carol Simpson (Jeff), Blue Springs MO, 21 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren and many, many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Brisbin served his Country during WWII in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was awarded the Fame Campaign Medal with 5 Bronze Stars, The Good Conduct Medal, Marksmanship and the World War II Victory Medal. He married the love of his life, Delores on October 11, 1946.
He was a proud, courageous, man who made everyone laugh and always had time to stop and help anyone who needed him. He loved the Lord with all his heart and taught his ten children to do the same. Thanks dad for all the memories.
Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M., Monday, June 18, 2012 at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Weir with Pastor Jamie Tickel officiating. Burial will follow at the Cherokee County Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Sunday, June 17 at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home. Condolence may be sent to www.bathnaylor.com.Arrangements are under the direction of the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Weir, KS.
Brisbin, James Louis 91991664b. Aug. 14, 1922 d. Jun. 14, 2012 Brisbin, Delores Marie Edwards 9568201b. Jun. 4, 1931 d. Oct. 6, 2004Cherokee Cemetery CherokeeCrawford CountyKansas, USA
BROKEN ARROW, OK — Evelyn N. Stegall, 77
Wayne Gordon Reichard (June 29, 1942 - June 15, 2012)A complete obituary will be posted later.
Services will be held at a later date for Wayne Gordon Reichard, age 69, of Shell Knob.
Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob.
Fohn Funeral Home Shell Knob, Missouri 417-858-3151
BROKEN ARROW, OK — Beverly Arlene Hobbs, 69...
Beverly Arlene Hobbs June 19, 1942 - June 13, 2012City of Birth: Granby, MissouriPassed Away At: Tulsa, OklahomaOccupation: HousewifeVisitation: Sunday June 17, 2012, 6:00 pm-8:00 PM at Floral Haven Funeral Home. Funeral Service: Monday June 18, 2012, 12:30 PM at Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel.
Bella Vista, Ark — Tom Gale Edwards, 61...
SENECA, Mo. — Robert M. Merriman, 53...
www.campbell-biddlecomefh.com Robert Melvin Merriman04 December 1958 - 14 June 2012Robert M. MerrimanRobert M. Merriman, 53, Seneca, MO, passed into eternal rest at 7:40 PM at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident near Grove, OK.Robert Melvin Merriman was born December 4, 1958 in Seneca, MO the son of John R. and Mary (Neely) Merriman. Robert had formerly worked as a Tree Trimmer for Shade Tree in Joplin and City Utility of Springfield. He was of the Pentecostal Faith and loved to fish, play golf and was a big Dallas Cowboy Fan.Survivors include his father, John R. Merriman, Miami, OK; his mother Mary Tensley, Neosho; Deborah Bilbrey, Seneca mother of his five children, April Pippins and husband Duane, Joplin, Autumn Warner and husband Jason, Seneca, Aaron Merriman and wife Alysia, Seneca, Aric Merriman, Seneca and Audrey Merriman, Seneca; one brother, John Paul Merriman, Neosho; two sisters, Marietta Shinn, Miami, OK and Sheila Mateleska, Smithfield, PA; 8 grandchildren and a host of friends.Funeral services under the direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at the Seneca Assembly of God Church with David Cox officiating. Burial will be in the Seneca Cemetery with Robbie Merriman, Gerald Merriman, Claude Merriman Jr., Joe Burwell, Sammie Buckalleu and Drew Osborn serving as pallbearers.The family will receive friends from 7pm to 8pm, Monday, June 18, 2012 at the Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home.~`~ * ~`~Missouri man dies in northeast Oklahoma accident A Missouri man has died as a result of a fatal collision in Delaware County. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports the crash ---A Missouri man has died as a result of injuries suffered in an Oklahoma motorcycle crash, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.Robert Melvin Merriman, 52, of Seneca, Mo. died Thursday at a Joplin, Mo. hospital.About 4:30 p.m. Thursday he was injured in a collision about 2 miles north and 1.5 miles east of Grove in Delaware County, the patrol reports.Merriman was driving a motorcycle when he collided with a pickup driven by Samuel Yates, 22, of Section, Ala. Yates was not injured.Merriman and Yates were southbound on State Highway 10 when Merriman stopped to wait for northbound traffic to clear so he could turn left on a county road. Yates did not see the motorcycle and hit it. Yates wore a seat belt. Merriman did not wear a helmet.NewsOk - Daily Oklahoman15 June 2012~`~ * ~`~Accident kills motorcyclist on Highway 10DELAWARE COUNTY- Robert Melvin Merriman, 52 of Seneca Mo. died from injuries he sustained in a collision on State Highway 10 Thursday afternoon near J.R. Spanky's.Merriman and Samuel Yates, 22 of Alabama were both driving southbound on State Highway 10 approximately two miles northeast of Grove. Yates was driving a 2004 Ford F250. Merriman was on a 1980 Honda motorcycle.Merriman was stopped in the road at approximately 4:30 p.m. waiting on northbound traffic to clear so he could turn left,Yates did not see the stopped vehicle and swerved to the left in an attempt to avoid Merriman. Yates struck Merriman with its front right bumper.Merriman was then thrown approximately 70 feet from point of impact and came to rest on the west side of the road, according to Trooper Ruben Hernandez.Yates told Hernandez he was distracted by something outside the vehicle. Yates said this is his first time in this area.Merriman was pronounced dead at approximately 9 p.m. after being transported via EagleMed to Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo. He was admitted in critical condition with severe head and trunk injuries.The collision occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m. on State Highway 10, just north of County Road 270, northeast of GroveGrandlakenews.com, Grove Sun14 June 2012~`~ * ~`~Motorcyclist Killed In Delaware CountyA Seneca man was killed Thursday afternoon when his motorcycle was hit by a pickup truck in Delaware County. 52-year-old Robert Merriman was southbound on Highway 10, two miles northeast of Grove, waiting to make a left turn. 22-year-old Samuel Yates of Alabama was driving behind Merriman, didn't see him, swerved to avoid a crash, but didn't. Merriman was pronounced dead at a Joplin hospital. newstalkkzrg~`~ * ~`~Four State man killed in motorcycle accidentTroopers say a truck and motorcycle were both headed south on state highway 10 a few miles east of Grove, Oklahoma. The motorcycle stopped to turn then was hit by the truck.Police say 52-year old Robert Merriman of Seneca was thrown about 70 feet from his bike.He was taken to Freeman Hospital where he later died.Updated: Jun 15, 2012 1:03 PM CDTFox 14 news~`~ * ~`~Merriman, Robert Melvin 91992789b. Dec. 4, 1958 d. Jun. 14, 2012Seneca Cemetery Ottawa CountyOklahoma, USA
LAMAR, Mo. — Tom Friedrichs, 66...
Roland Thomas Friedrichs
Roland Thomas Friedrichs, age 66, of Lamar, passed away Friday, June 15, 2012 at his home.
Tom was born December 21, 1945 at Cuero, Texas, one of the three sons of Gustave and Reevie (Clark) Friedrichs.
He moved with his family to Milford, Missouri where he lived until moving to Lamar in 2001.
Tom had worked for O'Sullivan Industries for more than 20 years, retiring in 2004 due to hearing loss.
He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and cooking barbeque on his custom-made smoker. His most ambitious hobby was scrapping and recycling; Tommy could envision a "second life" for things other people had given up on. He was a generous and loyal friend and will be missed by his family, many friends and neighbors.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Gustave and Reevie; his step-father, Earl Sumpter; and a brother, John Lee Friedrichs who died in 1996.
Survivors include his brother, Gene Friedrichs of Goliad, Texas; a sister-in-law, Robbie Rae Friedrichs, Goliad; two nephews, John II (Nicole) Friedrichs, Goliad, and Charles (Jessi) Friedrichs, Nashville, Tennessee; a niece, Cynthia (Jeff) Johnson, Neosho, Missouri; five great-nephews and great-nieces, RaLeigh & Madlynn Friedrichs and Nole, Chandler, & Gracelyn Johnson; his long-time friend and companion, Rosemary Fyock and her family.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 18th at Daniel Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Brasher Cemetery near Jerico Springs, Missouri.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lamar Good Samaritan Shop in care of Daniel Funeral Home.
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Joplin Globe Newspaper Obituaries found Monday, June 18, 2012
Arma, Kan. — George Steven Trout, 60...
He was born September 29, 1951 in Girard, KS the son of George Arthur and Wilma (Russell) Trout.
He served in the U.S. Army.
George worked as a truck driver for Red Giant Oil Company for many years, he also worked for Leroy Watts as a farm hand and Dugan’s Welding.
He was a member of the NRA.
Survivors include a son Thomas and wife Tesha Trout of Germany, three daughters Veronica and husband Eric Winklepleck of Pittsburg, KS, Amber Trout of Liberal, MO, Jessica and husband George Townsand of Pittsburg; Parents of Liberal, MO, four sisters: Belinda (Ralph) Ghumm of Jasper, MO, Tina (Frank) Cheney of Carl Junction, MO, Kim (Darrell) Spurling of Liberal, MO and Rebecca (William) Wheeler of Liberal, MO; a brother Dennis (Brenda) Trout of Mindenmines, MO, Grandmother Helen Dumm of Girard, KS, 14 grandchildren and 10 Nieces and Nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son Phillip Steven Trout, Niece Ashley Wheeler and a nephew Jody Ghumm.
Funeral services will be 2 pm, Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at the Friskel Funeral Home in Frontenac with Rev. Don Wymore officiating. Burial will follow at the Farlington Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-7 pm, Monday. Condolences may be left at www.friskelfuneralhome.com. Memorial may be made to the American Heart Association, these may left at or mailed to the funeral home. Services by Friskel Funeral Home 230 E. McKay Frontenac, KS 66763.
SENECA, Mo. — Terry Elvin Lankford, 63...
June 18, 2012
WEBB CITY, Mo. — Janice E. Spencer, 65...
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Joplin Globe Newspaper Obituaries found Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Billie Jean Dart, age 81, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2012, in her home.
She was born November 28, 1930, in Washburn, Missouri, the daughter of Hazel (Anderson) Bishop and Guy P. Church. On August 5, 1956, she was united in marriage to Bernard Gordon Dart, who preceded her in death on June 25, 2010. Also preceding her in death were her parents, Hazel and Jack Bishop and her father, Guy P. Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Kathy Weathers and her husband, Johnny of Washburn, Missouri, Linda McBride and her husband, Jerry of Cassville, Missouri and Janet Ballard and her husband, Roger of Cassville, Missouri; two brothers, Wendell Bishop and his wife, Jan of Seligman, Missouri and Russell Bishop and his wife, Eleanor of Seligman, Missouri; two sisters, Jackie Dart and her husband, Gaylord of Garfield, Arkansas and Patsy Richardville and her husband Gary of Tulsa, Oklahoma; six grandchildren, Robert and Daniel Stubblefield, Clayton and Lonnie Bass and Jared and Justin Ballard; six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Billie grew up and received her education at Washburn, graduating with the Class of 1948. She was a licensed beautician, but most of her life was spent raising her family, raising chickens and helping her husband with their cattle. One of her favorite pastimes was making quilts. She also loved music, attending music parties on the weekends. She was a life-time member of the United Methodist Church at Washburn.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon Wednesday, June 20, 2012, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Pastor Ronnie Black and Pastor Russell Bishop will conduct the services. Burial will be in Corinth Cemetery, Cassville.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Tuesday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hospice Compassus or Washburn United Methodist Church in memory of Billie.
FOHN FUNERAL HOME Cassville, Missouri 417-847-2141
June 19, 2012
JOPLIN, Mo. — Wanda Mae Crandall, 85
Howard Allen Clement, a resident of the Sarcoxie Nursing Center, and a lifelong member of the Joplin Community, passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 10:15 p.m.
Howard was born in Galena, Kansas on September 4, 1916 to Hulme and Gurtha (Hensley) Clement.
He grew up in the Tipton Ford area, and attended Cedar Creek Elementary School and Neosho High School.
On December 9, 1939, he married Nora E. Wilson. Nora passed away on May 10, 1990.
Howard married Frankie Preston Baroni in 1996, she passed away in 2010.
Howard enlisted in the United States Navy in 1943, and served with the Sea Bees until 1945. After the war, he worked at Spencer Chemical Company, Kansas Jayhawk Plant. He was with Spencer for 18 years.
Howard left Joplin to work for Western Ammonia in Dimmitt, Texas. He then went to work for Gulf Oil and was in South Korea for five years, and Kuwait for seven years.
Howard returned to the USA to work for Pittsburg & Midway Coal Mining Company in Fort Lewis, Washington. In 1981, he then returned to Joplin to work for St. John’s Hospital until his retirement.
Howard was a charter member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church, and a lifetime member of the Joplin Masonic Lodge #335 A.F.&A.M.
Survivors include a son, William A. (Judi) Clement of Sarcoxie; daughter, Vicki Lloyd-Jones (Charles Sapp) of Manchester, Ohio; step-daughter, Nancy (Steve) Smith of Tulsa, Oklahoma; brother, Robert (Erma) Clement of Joplin; eight grandchildren and their spouses, and twelve great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Nora and Frankie, as well as his parents, brothers, Earl and Charles, and a great-granddaughter.
Funeral services will be Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Johnny Wilkins officiating.
Interment will follow in Osborne Memorial Cemetery with full military honors.
Masonic Rites will be conducted at Parker Mortuary on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. with visitation to follow until 8:00 p.m.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Oak Grove Baptist Church, 6421 Spurgeon Road, Joplin, MO 64804.
M. Maxine Earnest November 25, 1928 - June 16, 2012
M. Maxine Earnest, 83, Nevada passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2012 in Springfield following an illness of several months.
She was born November 25, 1928 in Nevada, MO to Marshall W. "Ikey" Thompson and Vina Loree Griffith Thompson.
She married Leon E. Earnest on January 15, 1948 in Nevada, MO, and he preceded her in death on August 29, 2001.
Maxine was raised in Nevada and graduated from high school in 1946.
She was a homemaker and lived nearly all her life in Vernon County. She helped for many years with the family pecan orchard. Maxine enjoyed fishing, reading, dancing, sewing, knitting, and country music.
Survivors include three children, Jime L. Earnest, and his wife Margaret, Nevada, Suzanne K. Norton and her husband Glennon "Buff", Findlay, OH, and Douglas V. Earnest and his wife Cheri, Branson, MO; grandchildren, Todd Earnest and his wife Stephanie, Greenwood, MO, and Emily Earnest, Nevada, MO; and great-grandchildren, Zachary L. Earnest, Greenwood, MO, and Brylynn Leer, Nevada, MO.
In addition to her husband Leon, she was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Marine Sgt. Jim Thompson who was killed in action in Korea in 1950.
A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Newton Burial Park, Nevada, with Doug Reynolds officiating.
Friends may call now and until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada, MO.
Those who wish may contribute in her memory to the Nevada Hospice or a charity of your choice in care of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, MO.
Vinita, Okla. — Sam A. Vanatta, 88
Greenfield, Mo. — James W. Horton, 71
Greenfield, Mo. — Glenadine "G.G." McGuire, 94
Danville, Ind. — Gordon Laverne Moore, 72
The Effingham Daily News Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:18 AM CDT
DANVILLE, IND. — Gordon LaVerne Moore, 72, of Danville, Ind., formerly of Effingham, died at 12:25 a.m. Sunday, June 17, 2012, at home surrounded by his loving wife and children.Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Roland Adcock Funeral Home, Afton, Okla. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hickory Grove Cemetery, Grove, Okla. A memorial celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Northview Christian Church, Danville, Ind. A dinner for family and friends will follow. Memorials may be made to Shriner's Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind., or Hospice of Indianapolis.Gordon was born April 12, 1940, in a farm house in Jackson County, Kansas City, Mo., the son of Robert Fleming Moore and Mildred Christine (Huff) Moore. He married Sandra Carol (Turner) Gibson in 1981.He was a truck driver for more than 40 years, retiring in 2008 from Yellow Freight Systems Inc., Indianapolis. He was a member of Teamsters Local 135; Northview Christian Church, Danville, Ind.; Shriners of Indianapolis; Jennings Masonic Lodge, St. Louis; American Quarter Horse Association; Central Indiana Bassmasters Club and the National Rifle Association. He was devoted to his family and friends, who shared his love of riding horses and fishing.He is survived by his loving wife, Sandy; sons, Col. Gordon "Rusty" (fiancee, Christy) of Upper Marlboro, Md.; Craig (wife, Linda) of Shumway; Kevin (wife, Sheila) of Chatham; and Gary of Danville, Ind.; daughters, Carol "DeeAnn" Bauguss (husband, Tom) of Greenup, and Tasheena Moore (partner, Trish Ream) of Bloomington, Ind.; stepson, Heath Gibson, at home; six grandchildren, Derek Gordon (wife, Amber) of Edwardsville, Travis Gordon of Martinsburg, W.Va., Ryan Gordon of Greenup, Jacob Moore of Portland, Ore., Cassie Moore of Shumway and Abigail Moore of Woodbridge, Va.; seven stepgrandchildren; one great-granddaughter, Payten Gordon of Edwardsville; eight great-stepgrandchildren; and five special "honorary" grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charles and Keith Moore; sister, Georgia Knoor; stepson, Bobby Gibson; and his beloved horse, Sassy.
Mr. Brun was born Jan. 23, 1927, in Zurich, Switzerland, and came to the United States in 1947 to attend Louisiana State University. He decided to remain in America and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1951 and later became a naturalized citizen. Following his Air Force duty, he returned to college and earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering from LSU and also taught there. He later attended California State University at San Jose and earned a master’s degree in industrial and systems engineering. While in California, he worked at the Lockheed Company and taught part time for the Foothill Community College at Los Altos Hills. He later worked for Boeing Company and the General Dynamics Company and retired from Boeing in 1993, where he had been working on the Space Station Program and relocated to Grove, Okla.
He married Noma Hively Guinand in 1974, and she preceded him in death.
An avid musician, Mr. Brun did some professional work for a time. He played the organ, piano, accordion and keyboard and was the accordionist for the church social scene in the original movie, “The Long Hot Summer.” For the past several years, Mr. Brun, together with his wife, Noma, wrote gospel music and they have published three books of songs and numerous sheet music.He is survived by a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Bonnie and O.T. Brumfield, Neosho; and nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at Neosho Memorial Park Cemetery. Dr. Jerry Seigel will officiate.
Friends may call at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com.www.clarkfuneralhomes.com/sitemaker/sites/clarkf0/obit.cgi?user=652481Brun
Amanda Gail SommerSeptember 29, 1961 - June 16, 2012
Mrs. Amanda Gail Sommer, 50, of Webb City, Missouri departed this life on Saturday morning, June 16, 2012 after a courageous 11 year battle with cancer.
Amanda entered this life on September 29, 1961 in Springfield, Missouri the only child born to Ted and Janet (Griffith) Garrett.
She was a lifelong area resident of the Joplin area.
On April 29, 1989 in Joplin, Missouri she was united in marriage to Jeffrey G. Sommer and to this union a son and daughter were born.
She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin, Missouri and had been employed for several years at Abbey Title Company also located in Joplin.
She enjoyed music, drawing, being a mother, valued friend, and wife.
Amanda is survived by her husband of twenty-three years, Jeff Sommer of the home; a son, Joshua Sommer serving in the USMC in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii and wife, Juanita; one daughter, Stephanie Sommer of the home; a grandson, Jacob Sommer; her parents, Janet Garrett of Joplin, Missouri and Ted Garrett of El Reno, Oklahoma; as well as a host of other family and friends.
The family would like to thank Dr. Anissa Hassan and staff at the Freeman Cancer Institute for their expert care and compassion, and also Avalon Hospice for their help in Mandy's last days.
Memorial services for Mrs. Sommer are 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2012 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin, Missouri with Rev. Gregory Mech officiating.
On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our website www.thornhilldillon.com.
Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of the Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary in Joplin, Missouri.
NEOSHO, Mo. — Michele Marie Wendt, 49
She was born Dec. 27, 1962, in Detroit, Mich., to Kenneth and Judith (Dupuis) Rice.
Michele drove for OATS Transportation, and also sold Tupperware and candles.
She is survived by her husband, Michael Dale Wendt; a sister, Patricia Turner; and two brothers, David Rice and Michael Rice.
The body has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, at Clark Chapel of Memories, Neosho.
Memorial contributions may be made to Faithful Friends Animal Advocates, c/o Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Neosho, 64850.
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Joplin Globe Newspaper Obituaries found Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Walker, Mo. — Mary Louise Wallace, 80
Mary was reared in Walker, attended Board Grade School, and graduated from Walker High School in 1949. She was a lifelong resident of Vernon County. Mary helped on the family farm near Walker. She was a longtime and very active member of the Walker Christian Church. She was also a member of the Harwood Helpers Club and the 39 Niners Club. Mary enjoyed sewing, painting, canning, and baking. She loved being with her family and friends.
Survivors in addition to her husband, Leslie, of 62 years, include one son, Dennis Wallace and his wife, Pam, Walker, Mo.; three grandchildren, Renee Ast and her husband, Kurt, Walker, Mo., Travern Wallace and his wife, Meisha, Las Vegas, Nev., and Keatyn Wallace and his wife, Bridgett, Springfield, Mo.; great-grandchildren, Taylor Ast, Bretton Ast, Treyrn Ast, Kylee Wallace, Kenda Wallace, Tyler Wallace, Mia Wallace, and Declan Wallace; two sisters, Marilyn Tally, Clinton, Mo., and Helen Jackson and her husband, Bob, Las Vegas, Nev.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Janet Lynn; one brother, Glen Oyler; and one sister, Nina Rose.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 23, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with the Revs. Norm Conklin and Devin Robertson officiating. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park, Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service and the family receives friends from 7-8 p.m., Friday, June 22, at the funeral home.
Those who wish may contribute in her memory to the Walker Christian "Youth Ministry."
View obituary and send condolences on line at www.ferryfuneralhome.com www.ferryfuneralhome.com/view.php?view=1954
(Nevada, MO) -- An 80-year-old woman is dead after she turned the car she was driving in front of an SUV in Vernon County, Missouri Saturday night, records show.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Mary Wallace, 80, of Walker, Missouri, died after the wreck on US 54 in Nevada, Missouri. The report says Wallace was making a left turn.
Both the 17-year-old driver of the SUV and Wallace were wearing seat belts.
June 20, 2012
Neosho, Mo. — E. Max Carter, 82, died Sunday afternoon at his home, surrounded by his family, after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Max was born Aug. 19, 1929, in Elkhorn Township, McDonald County, to the late Ernie Riley Carter and Ruby Jane Lamb Carter. Max spent most of his life in the Newton and McDonald county area. He attended Puckett School in McDonald County through 3rd grade and then attended Granby schools, graduating in 1947. He attended Northeast Oklahoma A&M at Miami, Okla. He worked for Southwestern Bell for 37 years, starting as a lineman and held various positions in the company as staff manager in Hannibal and Joplin, and quality and productions in Kansas City, Mo., retiring in 1985.Max married Ruth Jae Combs on July 2, 1948, in Huntsville, Ark., and she survives.
Also surviving are three children, Steven Carter and his wife, Debra, Diamond, Stan Carter and his wife, Misty, Granby, and Rita McClary and her husband, John, Joplin; one brother, Jerry Carter and wife, Judy, Granby; and two sisters, Jackie Camerer, Granby and Sharon Sue James, Branson; eight grandchildren, Wendy Carter Elder, Jeremy Carter, Carissa Carter Dorris, Rory McClary Lee, John Carter, Meredith McClary Benfield, Ben Carter, Joy Carter Garcia; and 12 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Carter Bunch.
Max was a member of the First Baptist Church in Granby. He was active in local government, serving one term as Granby city councilman, three terms as mayor and one term as Newton County Commissioner. Max was honored as Citizen of the Year in Granby; and served on the board of directors of Granby Senior Citizens Housing, Inc., including seven years as president. He served two years as chairman of the Economic Security Executive committee, two terms as vice president of Local 6313 Communications Workers of America, past-president of Heart of the Ozarks Telephone Pioneers of America; a past-Master of Granby Lodge 514 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons and was past-Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star. Max was a charter member of the Granby Lions Club and a charter member of the Granby Historical Society. He was a Newton County Republican Committeeman for 22 years; co-founder of the Shoal Creek Tractor and Small Engine Club and a member of American Mensa.
Max loved gospel music and sang with the Skytones and the Thompson Five during the 1950s and 1960s. He shared the stage with such notable groups as The Foggy River Boys; The Blackwood Brothers and the Statesman. He was a fisherman, golfer and a hunter, but his greatest love was his family.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, at the Granby First Baptist Church, Pastor Russ Johnson will officiate. Interment will be in the Granby Memorial Cemetery and serving as pallbearers will be John Carter, Ben Carter, Thomas Carter, Nicky Spears, Randy Spears and Jim Manness. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Spears and L. T. Tanner. Masonic services will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Clark Funeral Home in Granby, with visitation following until 7 p.m.
Contributions in memory of Max may be made to Granby House Activity Fund or Telephone Pioneers, c/o Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 26, Granby, 64844.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Granby.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com. www.clarkfuneralhomes.com/sitemaker/sites/clarkf0/obit.cgi?user=652988Carter
Aurora, Mo. — Michael Curtis Merriman, 27
Warsaw, Mo. — Wilbur P. Carr, 82
Wilbur P. Carr, age 82, passed away on Father’s Day, Sunday morning, June 17, 2012, at his home near the Macks Camp Development near Warsaw, Missouri. He was born in Prosperity, Missouri, on March 15, 1930, the son of Prentiss Elbert Carr, who also died on Father’s Day in June of 1955, and Anna Louise Becklin Carr.
In 1949 Wilbur enlisted in the United States Air Force beginning a military career that lasted for over twenty-one years. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War, and was stationed in various military bases throughout the United States and around the world. He was finally discharged in 1971.
In 1959 he was united in marriage to Lavonia “Darlene” Burton. They made their home in Belton, Missouri, until moving to Macks Camp in 1989. She preceded him in death on April 6, 2009.
He was an avid sportsman and fisherman and enjoyed spending his leisure time in the woods an waters around Truman Lake and the Lake of the Ozarks. He was a faithful member of the Lakeside Baptist Church and had served as Post Commander of the Lincoln Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5925.
Wilbur was preceded in death by his parents and five sisters; Anna Loree “Stephanie” Carr Cook, Bernise Marie “Bobby” Carr Siegel, Ester Maxine “Mickie” Carr, Wilma Josephene “Jody” Carr Merker, and Velma Christine “Chris” Carr Wheeler.
He is survived by four children; Glenda Dianne Needs Petway, of the home, Kim Patricia Carr Ogle, of Kingsville, Missouri, Max Eugene Needs, of Higginsville, Missouri, and Calvin Lee Carr, of Leeton, Missouri, fourteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two brothers; Dennis Dee “Pete” Carr, of Webb City, Missouri, and Lyndon Lee “Lyn” Carr, of Joplin, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Memorial Services with Full Military Honors will be at 2:00 P.M. Friday, June 22, 2012, at the Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw, Missouri, with Rev. Bob Kelley officiating. Cremation will be under the direction of the Kaysinger Crematory in Warsaw.
Joy married Wayne Davidson, who preceded her in death on May 13, 2007.
She is survived by a brother-in-law, James Ramey, Deadwood, S.D.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother; and five sisters.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. today at the Granby Memorial Cemetery. Rev. Johnny Arnall will officiated.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com. www.clarkfuneralhomes.com/sitemaker/sites/clarkf0/obit.cgi?user=652869Davidson
Betty L. Stewart, 88, Harrisonville, Missouri, died June 10, 2012 at Benchmark Healthcare of Harrisonville. Services are pending at the Atkinson Chapel in Harrisonville. www.legacy.com/obituaries/kansascity/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=158121860 Betty Lee (Evers) StewartBetty Lee (Evers) Stewart, 88, Harrisonville, MO, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012. A family memorial service and burial will be held at a later date. Cremation. (Arrangements: Atkinson Funeral Home, 816-380-3268). Published in Kansas City Star on June 20, 2012
Ronald Gene Morris, age 66, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2012, in his home.
He was born August 19, 1945, in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of Robert and Mary (Schlecta) Morris.
Surviving are one son, Brandon Morris and his wife, Jamie of Oronogo, Missouri; one daughter, Sheralyn Berry and her husband, Jim of Kansas City, Kansas; his father, Robert Morris of Kansas City, Kansas; one brother Danny Morris and his wife, Vicki of the Lake of the Ozarks and one grandson, Nicolas Morris.
Preceding him in death was his mother and one brother, Bruce Morris.
Ronald grew up and received his education in Kansas City, Kansas, graduating from Wyondotte High School. During the Viet Nam War, Ronald served in the National Guard. Twenty-seven years ago he moved from Kansas City, Kansas to Cassville, where he was employed in the maintenance department of Arning Industries. He enjoyed being outdoors.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 20, 2012, in Munsey Cemetery, Eagle Rock, Missouri.
Arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Cleburne, Texas — Julius "Jerry" Henry Ebert, Jr., 82
As the only child to Julius and Ethel Ebert, he grew from boy to man in Joplin enjoying life. From singing in a boys choir as a child, to working as a lifeguard as a teen, he kept busy. High school held many memories for him while he played trumpet in the band and participated in sea scouts and DeMolay.
When a friend invited him to church, he found and received Christ as his savior as a teenager. After graduation, he continued to pursue his lifelong interest in piloting airplanes and also joined the armed services.
Jerry married the love of his life, Gwendolyn Burton, on Aug. 16, 1953, in Miami, Okla., where they made their home and were "blessed" with four children.
Jerry worked as an accountant/comptroller and a computer programmer jobs in Missouri, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Wyoming and Washington state. He also was owner/manager of True Value Hardware on Main Street in Fort Scott, Kan., retiring after many years of service.
After retirement, he worked part time at Wal-Mart. When he retired he made his home in Fort Scott and enjoyed his little acreage with his "girl"and a variety of pets. He liked having the time for fishing, reading, carpentry and grandchildren.
Jerry went to his home with the Lord on Saturday, June 16, 2012, in Cleburne, Texas.
He is survived by his wife, Gwen and his children, son Jerry D. and wife Becky of Cleburne, Texas, and daughters Linda Lamb and husband Everett of Leander, Texas, Ann O'Bannon and husband Rod, of Shawnee Mound, Mo., and Stephanie Farrell of Kansas City.
Jerry had 13 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren (plus one on the way) and one step-great-grandchild.
Graveside services and interment for Jerry will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 20, 2012, at G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, Okla.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.
Online condolences may be made at www.paulthomasfuneralhomes.com.
JOPLIN, Mo. — Raymond J. Cullen, 90
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Joplin Globe Newspaper Obituaries found Thursday, June 21, 2012
TOPEKA, KS — Bernice Hazen, 90
Bernice Hazen (June 4, 1922 - June 18, 2012)Bernice Hazen, age 90, of Carbondale, Kansas, passed away Monday, June 18, 2012, in Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kansas.
She was born June 4, 1922, in Girard, Kansas, the daughter of Sherman and Hazel May (Markham) Yoho. On September 5, 1940, in Girard, Kansas, she was united in marriage to Harold E. Hazen, who preceded her in death on April 26, 1995. Also preceding her in death were her parents and two brothers, Wayne Yoho and Vernon Yoho.
Surviving are one son, Gerald Hazen of Carbondale, Kansas; one daughter, Patricia Ann Harris and her husband, Bill of Rossville, Kansas; one brother, Carol Yoho of Rockford, Illinois; seven grandchildren, Robin Harris, Stacy Harris and partner, Sheri Dean Harris, Terri Biester, Ron Harris and his wife, Kari, Debra Miller and her husband, Russell, Dawn Mansker and her husband, Brian and Michael Hazen and his wife, Chandra; fifteen great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bernice received her education at Walnut, Kansas. In 1970, she and Harold moved from Girard, Kansas to Cassville, where they owned and operated Hazen Garage and Used Cars and Mobile Home Park located on Highway 248. Upon their retirement they moved to Branson, where Bernice remained until moving to Carbondale, Kansas to be near her family. She was of the Baptist Faith. Bernice was always an independent person and loved the flowers and trees in southwest Missouri. Some of her favorite pastimes were crafting and woodworking, making picture frames from tree bark. She will be truly missed by her family and friends.
Graveside services will be held at 2:30 P.M. Friday, June 22, 2012, in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville, Missouri, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice in memory of Bernice.
FOHN FUNERAL HOME Cassville, Missouri 417-847-2141
June 21, 2012
LOS ANGELES, CA — Robert L. Gisel, 62 www.carthagepress.com/obituaries/x57807403/Robert-L-Gisel
He was born on Dec. 25, 1949 in Paola, Kan. As a child and young adult, he lived in Kansas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Texas and Alaska before settling in Los Angeles, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Gisel Jr., his mother, Faynell Forrest, and sister, Sherryl Fiola.
He is survived by a brother, Charles A. Gisel III, of Carthage, a step-father, Lynn Forrest Jr., step-brothers, Craig Forrest of Homer, Alaska, David Forrest of Juneau, Alaska, Lynn Forrest III, of Atlanta, Ga., Donald Forrest of Stuart, Fla., one step-sister, Elaine Jordan of Wassila, Alaska, two aunts, Levonne Jacobsen of Hickman, Neb., and Hazel Griffith of Sarcoxie, Mo., one uncle Harold Hodge of Olathe, Kan., various cousins, nieces and nephews.Services will be announced at a later date.
NEVADA, MO — Arvilla L. Hogan, 92
Louise was reared in Rich Hill, Mo., and attended school there. She lived in Metz for a number of years and came to Nevada in 1954. Louise worked as a seamstress at Edmiston's in Nevada for several years and then for the Nevada State Hospital as a seamstress for 20 years, until her retirement in 1976. Louise loved her family very much and greatly enjoyed her time spent with them.
Survivors include four children, Beverly Fox and her husband, Jack, Milo, Mo., Joy Preston and her husband, John, Nevada, Jerry Hogan and his wife, Rhoda, San Antonio, Texas, and Marilyn Moore and her husband, Larry, Springfield, Mo.; daughter-in-law, Lynda Hogan, Nevada; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Chuck Hogan; one grandson, Darren Preston; two great-grandchildren, Christopher Harris and April Jenkins; one brother, Henry Arrasmith; and one sister, Altona Lawson.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 23, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with the Revs. Chad Bailey and Steve Knoll officiating. Interment will follow at Newton Burial Park in Nevada.
Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada, and the family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, June 22, between 5 and 6 p.m.
Contribution may be made in her memory to either Pine Street Baptist Church or Vernon County Cancer Relief in care of Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada.
View obituary and send condolences on line at www.ferryfuneralhome.com
CARTHAGE, MO — LaVerna Thornberry, 90 www.carthagepress.com/obituaries/x996541932/LaVerna-B-Thornberry LaVerna “B” Thornberry
CHETOPA, KS — John B. Wulf, 51
John B. Wulf, Jr. (July 28, 1960 - June 20, 2012)John B. Wulf, Jr., 51, of Chetopa, passed away at 4:55 a.m., Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin. He is survived by his wife, Anita Wulf, of the home.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 23, 2012 at the Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa. The family will receive friends from 7-8:00 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the John Wulf, Jr. Educational Fund. The memorials will be used for the future education of his granddaughters. These may be left at or mailed to Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 346, Chetopa, KS 67336.
Complete obituary details will be announced by Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com. www.parsonssun.com/view/full_story_obits/19057378/article-John-B--Wulf-Jr
WEBB CITY, MO — Jimmey Hilton, 62
CARTHAGE, MO — Deborah A. Reece, 59
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