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Betty Dean (Sumners) Parrack, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, formerly of Lamar, Missouri, died on February 13, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Betty was born in Lamar, Missouri on July 18, 1926 to John and Mabel (Robinson) Sumners. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald L. Parrack and a daughter, Betty (Betts) Munday, her brother and sisters, Bud, Toots and Nadine. She is survived by a daughter, Lynn (Parrack) Roth, Tulsa, Oklahoma, four grandchildren, Matthew Roth, Newport News, Virginia, Mallory (Roth) Decker, Richmond, Virginia, Leslie Munday, Mill Valley, California, Laura (Munday) Austin, Coppell, Texas, and one great grandchild, Will Austin, Coppell, Texas. During her marriage, Betty traveled extensively with her husband, Don, who was in the U.S. Army, living overseas in Cochabamba, Boliva and the Panama Canal Zone. She was active in the Officers Wives Club. In Tulsa, she participated in bridge clubs, bowling leagues and worked part time. In her later years, Betty was an active resident at Woodland Terrace Retirement Residence, serving on several committees and receiving the Ambassador of the Year Award multiple years. She will be missed by family and many friends. There will be a family service in July. Memorials to Betty may be made to: The Tulsa Rose Garden, 2435 South Peoria Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74114-1350. Condolences may be sent through the guest book on this page.
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NEVA LOIS SNODGRASS ROUSELIBERAL-Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Liberal Methodist Church for Neva Lois Snodgrass Rouse, 100, Liberal, who died Friday, April 26, 2013. Rev. Larry Linville and Pastor Roger McKee will officiate. Burial will be in Liberal City Cemetery.Arrangements are under the direction of Konantz Warden Funeral Home, Lamar.Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, at the funeral home.Song selections will be Amazing Grace and In The Garden, with music provided by Don Hopkins and Larry Snodgrass.Pallbearers are Samuel Rouse, Dennis Hopkins, Derrek Woods, Randy Kauffman, Curtis Rouse, Jessy Woods and David Weaver.Memorial contributions may be made to the Neva Rouse Attendance Award Fund for Liberal High School, in care of Lou Woods.Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, at the funeral home.Online condolences may be made at www.konantzwarden.com. Survivors include two daughters, Sue Hopkins, Columbia, and Lou Woods and husband Bill, Independence; two sons, Gene Rouse and wife Amy, Skowhegan, Maine, and Robert Rouse and wife Judy, Houston; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by a sister, three brothers, a grandson, a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter.Mrs. Rouse was born June 29, 1912, at Verdella, to Walter Herbert and Ina Alice (Bowman) Snodgrass. She moved with her family to Liberal at the age of six. Except for 15 years in Nevada, she spent her life in Liberal until declining health made it necessary for her to move into residential care facilities in Camdenton and Centralia, and eventually to Katy Manor Nursing Facility in Pilot Grove.She was a Liberal High School graduate, where she was valedictorian of her class. She attended Southwest Missouri teacher college, now MSU, in Springfield, where she received her “Lifetime Certificate” to teach, graduating with honors. Her first schoolhouse was Shiloh, in Barton County, where work responsibilities included teaching eight grades, as well as the janitorial work. She also taught at Oskaloosa, Liberal, Moundville and Bronaugh.While rearing her family and teaching at Moundville and Bronaugh, she attended college and received her BS and Specialist degrees from Kansas State Teachers College in Pittsburg, Kan. She worked with students needing remedial tutoring until her retirement from Liberal schools.She was devoutly faithful to the Methodist Church.She married Jesse Elmer Rouse in 1936, and was married to him for 49 years before his death.BETTY LAVONNE JOHNSONLAMAR-Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Morehead Cemetery for Betty Lavonne Johnson, 88, Lamar, who died Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Truman Healthcare in Lamar. Pastor Jerry Davis will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Konantz Warden Funeral Home.Musical selection will be How Great Thou Art, with Doug Crockett, Walter Crockett, Josh Thornton, Derrick Bailey, Caleb Peterson and Michael Peterson serving as pallbearers.Condolences may be sent online at www.konantzwarden.com. Survivors include a sister, Dorothy Dearing; a nephew, Don Peterson; a son, Jack Dickerson, and two daughters, Nancy Bishop and Teresa Bates.She was preceded in death by five sisters, Jewel Brauburger, Thelma Bishop, Ruth Maphies, Bonnie Walsh and Geraldine Hulett; a brother, Bus Brauburger, and a son, Larry Dickerson.Mrs. Johnson was born Feb. 15, 1925, in Barton County, to Eliza Henry and Amy (Gage) Brauburger. She had lived most of her life in Barton County.She was a Christian and when she attended church, she attended the Christian Church.She held many positions in her work life including factory worker, caregiver, seamstress and housekeeper. She was retired from Thorco and was a member of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America.B.J. RAPERJOPLIN-A private graveside committal service will be held at Morehead Cemetery at a later date for William Jack “B.J.” Raper, 30, Joplin, who died Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Freeman West Hospital.Arrangements are under the direction of Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar.Condolences may be left at www.danielfuneralhome.net. Survivors include his fiancé, Whitney West, of the home; his parents, Jim and Mary Raper, Lamar; a sister and her husband, Kristy and Terry Kinney, Lamar; two nephews, Brian and wife Kim Raper, Lamar, and David Murphy, Sheldon; two nieces, Kelly Coy, Sheldon, and Jazmine Murphy, Lamar; two great-nephews, Andrew James Raper and Shawn Michael Raper, and a large extended family.He was preceded in death by his grandparents, W.O. and Goldie Raper.Mr. Raper was born Jan. 28, 1983, at Lamar, to Anthony “Jim” and Mary (Ratterree) Raper. He attended Lamar schools before moving to Northridge, Calif., where he studied at UCLA and earned a degree in interior design from Cal State. He worked for Aaron Brothers Paint & Supply Store while living in California. In 2004, he moved back to Missouri, first to Kansas City where he stayed for eight years before moving to Joplin a year ago. He was currently working at Romancing the Stone in the Joplin Mall.ROBERT “BOB” POINDEXTERCARTHAGE-Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Ulmer Funeral Home in Carthage for Robert “Bob” Poindexter, 67, Carthage, who died Thursday, April 25, 2013. Burial will be in Fasken Cemetery, northeast of Carthage.Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.Memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Children’s Home, in care of the funeral home.Online condolences may be made at www.ulmerfh.com. Survivors include a daughter, Robyn McLemore and husband Gary, Carthage; a son, Shane Poindexter and wife Barbara, Carthage; seven grandchildren, Heather Renee Logue, Levi Ferrell McLemore, Logan Thomas McLemore, Jana Lynne McLemore, Holly Renae Wohlenhaus, Lydia Ann Poindexter and Mariah Hope Poindexter; a sister, Mary Lucille “Susie” Sanders, Carthage, and a brother, Emmett Poindexter, Joplin.Mr. Poindexter was born Oct. 24, 1945, Carthage, to Ernest and Ella Toots (Hottinger) Poindexter. He had served in the National Guard. He was a longtime resident of the Carthage/Jasper area and was a self-employed contractor. He was a former Southern Baptist minister, ministering in several local Baptist churches.He married Vernadine Hoenshell on March 27, 1966, in Carthage. She died June 1, 2001.GEORGE W. STILABOWERRAYTOWN-Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar for George W. Stilabower, 92, Raytown, who died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Hidden Lake Care Center in Raytown. Visitation will be held prior to the service, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Burial will be in Morehead Cemetery, six miles east of Lamar.Memorial contributions may be made to Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, 9921 Ward Parkway, Suite 100, Kansas City, Mo. 64114.Condolences may be left at www.danielfuneralhome.net. Survivors include a daughter, Karen Thompson and husband Allen, Raytown; a son-in-law, Joe Caraway, Kansas City; a grandson, Andy Caraway and his partner Gary, Overland Park, Kan.; a sister, Leta McNally, Chillicothe; a brother, Edwin “Bud” Stilabower, Lamar; a sister-in-law, Claude Dean McDonald, and several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by a sister, Allene Divine, and a daughter, Sandra Caraway.Mr. Stilabower was born Nov. 13, 1920, in Barton County, to Frank and Stella Stilabower. After getting married he and his wife lived in Patterson, NJ, where he worked for Wright Aeronautics. They returned to the Lamar area in August of 1941, moving to Chillicothe in 1951. He worked for Churchill Truck Lines for 25 years before retiring and moving to the Lake of the Ozarks in 1977. In July of 2012, he and his wife moved to a retirement apartment in Raytown. In December, they moved to Hidden Lake Care Center.He married Malinda F. “Linda” Divine in Elkton, MD in 1941. She died Jan. 1, 2013.JIM ALLEN ELDREDGOLDEN CITY-Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Round Grove Baptist Church in Miller for Jim Allen Eldred, 70, Golden City, who died at 4:07 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Barton County Memorial Hospital in Lamar. Pastor Charles Leonard and Pastor Arthur “Bud” Rogers will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood-Kistler Cemetery, southeast of Golden City.Arrangements are under the direction of Pugh Funeral Home.Music was provided by Helen Wilhelm, soloist, Angela Vaughn, pianist, Leesa Eldred, soloist, Larr Spain, guitarist and Melody Voris, pianist. Pallbearers were grandsons.Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors or Call2Mercy Adoption Fund, with checks made payable to Matt and Kristy Ogden.Survivors include his wife, Carol Eldred, of the home; his mother, Elaine Eldred, Golden City; his children, Eden Ogden and husband Bob and Greg Eldred and wife Crystal, both of Golden City, Todd Eldred and wife Leesa, South Greenfield, Becky Harshaw and husband Kent, Avilla and Joe Eldred and wife Jannette, Webb City; a brother, Bill Eldred, Butler; five sisters, Bonnie Higgs, Windsor, Sharon Julian, Lockwood, Sandy Pyle, Stockton, Shirley Bull, Lamar, and Debbie Salzman, Webb City; 15 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his father.Mr. Eldred was born Aug. 9, 1942, in Hermitage, to Earl Wade and Elaine (Jones) Eldred. He was a 1960 graduate of Golden City High School. After getting married he lived in Ritchey until 1984, when he moved to Golden City. He became owner of Cooky’s Cafe in 1984 and had owned and now co-owned it with his family.He was a member of the Ritchey Baptist Church in Ritchey. He had been a board member for the Lockwood Schools.He married Carol Ann Forste on May 28, 1961, in Golden City.GLEN DAVID SLINKERMUSKOGEE, Okla.-Services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Muskogee First Church of the Nazarene for Glen David Slinker, 66, Muskogee, who died Monday, April 15, 2013, at Muskogee Regional Medical Center. Burial was in Fort Gibson National Cemetery.Arrangements were under the direction of Foster Petering Funeral Home. www.foster-petering.comSurvivors include his wife of 38 years, Charlotte Slinker; a son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Crystal Slinker, Keller, Texas; a son, Jason Slinker, Richardson, Texas; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Harold Callies, Norman; a brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Donna Slinker, Hurst, Texas; a sister-in-law, Carolyn Puckett, Paragould, Ark.; two granddaughters, Avery and Addilyn; three nieces, Erica, Marti and Kristin and four nephews, Jon, Bryce, Ian and Eric.He was preceded in death by a brother, Jon Slinker, and his parents, Robert and Pauline (Hess) Slinker. Mr. Slinker was born March 22, 1947, and reared in Lamar, Mo., and was a 1965 graduate of Lamar High School. He joined the Air Force, serving two tours in Vietnam and was the recipient of the Air Medal and Distinguished Flying Cross. He went on to earn a degree in Business from Southern Nazarene University in 1974.He worked in sales and purchasing for over 20 years in Tulsa, Little Rock, Duncan and Muskogee. He was actively involved in the local Church of the Nazarene. He sang in quartets as a young man, singing in the choir at church and serving on the church board.BILL STEPHENKENOMA-A memorial service was held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Daniel Funeral Home for William “Bill” Joseph Stephen, Sr., 81, Kenoma, who died early Tuesday morning, April 16, 2013, at his home. Military honors were conducted by Jasper VFW Post 6415.Condolences may be sent at www.danielfuneralhome.net. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Stephen, of the home; three sons, Billy Jr. and Jessie Stephen, Arcola, and their children Isaiah and Ikeisha, Vaughn and Renee Stephen, Lamar, and their children, Brayden, Rein and Lexy, and Jason Stephen, of the home; a brother-in-law, Charles and Pam Rahme, Williamstown, NJ; a sister-in-law, Barbara Jackson, Carthage, and many nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by a brother, Peter G. Stephen Jr., and two sisters, Mildred Jenniss and Rhoda Stephen.Mr. Stephen was born Aug. 5, 1931, at Gloucester Heights, NJ, to Peter and Anna (Gibb) Stephen. After serving as a master mechanic in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 through 1954, he enlisted in the Navy in 1955. During his four-year tour of Navel duty, he was stationed in Guam and served aboard the USS Rehoboth. Returning to civilian life in New Jersey, he worked for more than 20 years for Certainteed Fiberglass, Mantua Metals and Tyco Industries, a subsidiary of Tyler & Company. Moving to Barton County in 1982, he worked for the Missouri Highway Department in Liberal for 10 years, retiring in 1992.He was an active member of Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church and a former member of Jasper VFW Post 6415.He married Dorothy Elizabeth Rahme on June 10, 1972, at Almonesson, NJ.EVELYN TIDBALLLAMAR-Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Daniel Funeral Home for Evelyn Lucille Tidball, 80, Lamar, who died Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Truman Healthcare Center, where she had been a resident for the past year. Burial will be in Waters Cemetery, northwest of Jasper.Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.Condolences may be left at www.danielfuneralhome.net. Survivors include a brother and his wife, Alonzo and Mary Jane Tidball, Jasper; two nieces, Teresa Carpenter and husband David and Tracy Keutzer and husband Chad, all of Jasper; two nephews, Mark Tidball, Jasper, and Mike Tidball and wife Kimbi, Carthage, and 11 great-nephews and nieces, Matthew Carpenter, Rebecca Carpenter, Caleb Tidball, Jacob Tidball, Isaac Tidball, Eliza Tidball, Jarrod Tidball, Monica Keutzer, Jimmy Keutzer, Tyler Tidball and Trevor Tidball.Mrs. Tidball was born Sept. 29, 1932, in Barton County, to Pedro Clifton and Lena Mae (Bright) Tidball. Her mother died when she was two and she was reared by a great-aunt, Jessie Lucas, in the home of her Grandfather Lucas, where she continued to be a caregiver for her family throughout her life.After graduating from Jasper High School in 1950, she attended Pittsburg College. She had a long career as an executive secretary, beginning at Lawn Boy. When the company left Lamar she worked for F.M. Thorpe and then O’Sullivan Industries for many years. At the closing of O’Sullivan Industries she accepted a position at E.F. Hutton in Kansas City, working during the week and coming home to Lamar to care for her family each weekend. After several years of this commute she took the opportunity to return to Lamar, working for Tom O’Sullivan until she retired in 1997.IVAN LEROY DAVISLOCKWOOD-Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church for Ivan Leroy Davis, 84, Lockwood, who died Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin. Pastor Gary Griffin and Pastor Kyle Fittje will officiate. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery at Meinert.Visitation will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the church.Arrangements are under the direction of Lockwood Funeral Chapel.Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.ALICE SCHILLINGLOCKWOOD-Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Immanual Lutheran Church for Alice Schilling, 101, Lockwood, who died Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Greenfield. Pastor Gary Griffin and Pastor Kyle Fittje will officiate. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.Visitation will be held on Thursday, from 1 p.m. to service time.Arrangements are under the direction of Lockwood Funeral Chapel.Memorial contributions may be made to the Lutheran Hour or to the Dade County Nursing Home in Greenfield.BILL STEPHENKENOMA-Arrangements are pending with Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar for William Stephen, 81, Kenoma, who died early Tuesday morning, April 16, 2013, at his home.The full obituary may be viewed and condolences sent at www.danielfuneralhome.net. BOBBY JOE ALLENJERICO SPRINGS-Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Konantz Warden Funeral Home in Lamar for Bobby Joe Allen, 55, Jerico Springs, who died suddenly on Thursday, April 11, 2013. The obituary may be viewed and condolences left online at www.konantzwarden.com. Survivors include two sons, Timothy Ryan Allen and Joshua Colby Allen, both of Carthage; three brothers, Earl Henson and wife Marsha, Carl Junction, Richard James and wife Sarah, Joplin, and Ben Allen and wife Susie, Indianapolis, Ind.; four sisters, Wanda Thompson and husband Benny, Troy, Brenda Sewell and husband Larry, Joplin, Jama Stone and husband Danny, Kiowa, Okla., and Jane Griffitt and husband Bobby, Lockwood, and numerous nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents.Mr. Allen was born June 10, 1957, in Joplin. He was adopted and reared by his parents, Joseph and Lavon Onstott Allen.He was a maintenance worker for Sun Container in Lamar. He attended college, taking courses in the criminal justice program. He was an active member of the Masonic Lodge of Lamar. He was a Christian and had attended the Church of Christ. www.masonwoodard.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2064378&fh_id=10713 ETHEL LORETTA STOCKSTILLJOPLIN-Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mason-Woodard Chapel for Ethel Loretta Stockstill, 90, a former Joplin resident, who died Friday, April 12, 2013, at Barton County Memorial Hospital in Lamar, following an illness. Burial will be in Osborne Memorial Cemetery.Visitation will be open during regular visiting hours.Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary and Crematory.Survivors include a son, Tony Houston, Meridan, Miss.; a daughter, Angie Goode, Lamar; a sister, Lela McPhearan, Tulsa, Okla.; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her husband, D. Richard Stockstill, and a daughter, Lynn Hoover.Mrs. Stockstill was born Sept. 15, 1922, in Hitchita, Okla., to Hamilton “Sam” and Margaret “Maggie” (Bass) Smithee. At the age of 16 she moved to Tallequah, Okla. to work as a housekeeper. Her husband went missing in WWII and he never got to see his son, Tony. During the war she moved to Seattle, Wash., where she worked in an airplane factory. Following the war she moved back to Tallequah, Okla., where she worked a variety of jobs. She met and married her second husband, D. Richard Stockstill, after moving to Springfield, Mo. She worked while in Springfield as a housekeeper and trained and worked in a hospital as a nurse’s aid. She moved her family to Joplin in 1967 where she worked for St. John’s Hospital as a nurse’s aid. She also worked in nursing homes, home health care and childcare. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. ALBERT YONKERSRURAL JASPER-A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Lamar for Albert Brian Yonkers, 84, rural Jasper, who died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at Truman Healthcare Center in Lamar. The body has been cremated.Arrangements are under the direction of Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar.Condolences may be sent at www.danielfuneralhome.net. Survivors include a son, Robert Yonkers, Jasper; a granddaughter, Kaitlyn Marie Yonkers, Joplin; a brother, James T. Yonkers, Brisbane, Australia, and a sister, Sharon Marie Suggs, Roseville, Calif.He was preceded in death by a brother, John K. Yonkers and a sister, Nancy Wojtaszak.Mr. Yonkers was born Aug. 14, 1928, at Grand Rapids, Mich., to Albert and Leone (O’Brien) Yonkers. His military service included tours of duty in the Navy, then the Air Force, followed by many years in reserve duty. At the completion of his active military tours he moved his family from California to Barton County. In addition to farming, he had worked at Thorco Industries for many years.He married Viola Mae Donaldson on June 6, 1954, at Reno, Nevada. She died April 26, 2004.MARY LOUISE VOSKAMPLOCKWOOD-Services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Immanuel Lutheran Church for Mary Louise Voskamp, 71, Lockwood, who died Friday, April 5, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. Pastor Gary Griffin and Pastor Kyle Fittje officiated. Burial was in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.Arrangements were under the direction of Lockwood Funeral Chapel.Memorial contributions may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Daycare, the Arthritis Association or to a charity of donor’s choice.Survivors include a brother, Martin Voskamp and wife Judy, Lockwood; two nieces, Deborah Hobbs, Lamar, and Dianne Voskamp, Lockwood; five great nieces and nephews, and many cousins.Ms. Voskamp was born Aug. 13, 1941, in Lockwood, to Walter and Ruby (Carpenter) Voskamp. She was a graduate of Lockwood High School and retired from Paramount Cap Factory. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.THELMA GIGER OWENLAMAR-Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Daniel Funeral Home for Thelma Viola (Giger) Owen, 94, Lamar, who died Monday, April 15, 2013, at Truman Healthcare Center, where she had been a resident for the past 14 months. Burial will be in Sheldon Cemetery.Visitation will be held prior to the service, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Irwin Community Church.Condolences may be left at www.danielfuneralhome.net. Survivors include two sons, Wayne and Willa Owen and Roy and Linda Owen, all of Lamar; two daughters, Carolyn and Gary Fowler, Sheldon and Marjorie and Sam Crabtree, Liberal; 12 grandchildren, Rhonda Hackathorne, Terri Chadd, Edeana Castlebury, Dana Evans, Deana LeGrand, Christy Fowler, Diana Cooper, Dana Schanot, Amy Shaw, Rebecca Baldwin, Nathan Crabtree and Paul Crabtree; 28 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers and their wives, George and Nora Giger, El Dorado Springs, and Marion and Leila Giger, Lamar; a sister, Ethel White, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.She was preceded in death by an infant son, Leslie Howard Owen; a grandson, Justin Archer; two great-great-grandchildren, Kylie and Hayden Hudson; a brother, Clyde Giger, and two sisters, Virginia Giger and Wilma Rice.Mrs. Owen was born Sept. 25, 1918, near Irwin, to Grover and Theo (Riddle) Giger. She was a lifelong resident of the community.She was a homemaker and had been employed over 20 years as a seamstress, making jeans and jackets for Big Smith Manufacturing Co., Lamar. She was baptized as a teenager and for 75 years attended Irwin Community Church until her health began to fail. She served in many ways, as a member of the church board, a Sunday school teacher, a VBS teacher, and provided flowers from her garden. She married Ernest W. Owen on Nov. 29, 1936, at the home of her parents. He died Nov. 15, 2001.BOBBY JOE ALLENLAMAR-Arrangements are pending with Konantz-Warden Funeral Home for Bobby Joe Allen, 55, Lamar, who died Thursday, April 11, 2013.STANLEY ZEIN “BUB” KLEEMAN IIGOLDEN CITY-Services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Round Grove Baptist Church for Stanley Zein “Bub” Kleeman II, 20, Golden City, who died at 2:15 a.m. Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Stockton. Burial was in Red Oak Cemetery.Arrangements were under the direction of Fossett Mosher Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon.Memorial contributions may be made to Red Oak Cemetery, in care of the funeral home.Online condolences may be left at www.FossettMosherFuneralHome.com. Survivors include his parents, Kirk and Kara Kleeman, Golden City; a sister, Katy Kleeman, Pittsburg, Kan.; a brother, Benjamin Kleeman, Golden City; his paternal grandparents, Stanley and Bonnie Kleeman, Lockwood; a great aunt, Sharon Smith, Carl Junction; aunts and uncles, Nickie Schrader and husband Bobby, Cheryl Pendleton and husband Russell, Mandy Kleeman and Amy Morton, and several cousins.He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Nancy Hollan.Mr. Kleeman was born May 21, 1992, in Claremore, Okla., to Kirk and Kara (Smith) Kleeman. He was a 2010 graduate of Miller High School and attended Red Rock College of Construction in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was a farmer.HAROLD EDWARD MALONE, SR.LIBERAL-Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Lighthouse of Worship Church of God of Prophecy for Harold Edward Malone, Sr., 80, Liberal, who died at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at his home. Pastor David Beard, Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery in Barton County.Visitation will be held prior to the service, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.Arrangements are under the direction of Konantz-Warden Funeral Home, Lamar.Musical selections will be “If That Isn’t Love”, “Go Rest High” and “I’ve Got Family There”. Pallbearers are Tom Malone, Harold Malone, Jr., John Malone, Timothy Malone, Oscar Reyes and Vic Snow.Memorial contributions may be made to the church or Shiloh Cemetery, in care of the funeral home.Condolences may be left online at www.konantzwarden.com. Survivors include his wife, Birdie Malone, of the home; three sons, Harold E. Malone, Jr. and wife Charlotte, Liberal, Timothy J. Malone and wife Loretta, Heplar, Kan., and Thomas G. Malone and wife Rebecca, Artesia, N.M.; 17 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Oneta Anderson, Neodesha, Kan., and Dorothy Johnson, Independence, Kan.; a brother, Lesley Malone and wife Betty, Independence, Kan., and several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by six brothers, three sisters and two grandchildren.Mr. Malone was born Jan. 27, 1933, in Liberty, Kan., to James Wesley and Lelia May (Manley) Malone. He had worked as a maintenance man for the Missouri State Highway Department for 26 years. He married Birdie J. Briles on Aug. 14, 1953.www.legacy.com/obituaries/commercialappeal/obituary.aspx?n=devoy-ryan&pid=164181185&fhid=3693#fbLoggedOut www.memorialparkfuneralandcemetery.com/obituaries/Devoy-Ryan/#!/Obituary ----- DR. DEVOY A. RYANKINGWOOD, Texas-Services will be held Sunday, April 14, at Memorial Park Funeral Home for Dr. Devoy A. Ryan, 96, Kingwood, who died Sunday morning, March 31, 2013, in Kingwood. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn.Survivors include his wife of 75 years, Leota Mae Ryan, Kingwood; a daughter, Jeanette Madge Paroz and husband Roger, Houston, Texas; a brother, Jack L. Ryan and wife Genny, Jefferson City, Mo.; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by a son, Dr. Allen D. Ryan, who died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in 1999; four brothers, Ray, Claude, Suler and Charles, and three sisters, Nora, Evoline and Shirley.Dr. Ryan was born in Shaburg, Ark., to Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Ryan. At the age of one his family moved to a farm in southwest Missouri, where he had fond memories of his brothers and sisters on their Missouri farm. Dr. Ryan started college in 1938 at Southwest Missouri State and achieved a Bachelor’s degree in education. He served as a Naval Officer on a ship in the Pacific during World War II. When he returned home he continued his education at the University of Missouri and received his Masters and Doctor of Education degrees.After teaching and serving as an administrator in several Missouri school districts, he accepted a position as a professor at East Texas State College. Later he was a professor at the University of New Mexico. After a time in New Mexico he was accepted at Memphis State University in Memphis, Tenn., where he retired in 1982 as Associate Dean of The School of Education. DON DICKERHOOFRURAL LAMAR-A graveside committal service will be held Wednesday at North Lawn Cemetery in Canton, Ohio, for Donald Eugene “Papa” Dickerhoof, 82, rural Lamar, who died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at his home, following a sudden illness. Arrangements are under the direction of Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar.Condolences may be sent at www.danielfuneralhome.net. Survivors include a daughter, Marcy Morris and husband Keith, Lamar; a son, Michael Dickerhoof and Mary Louise, Henrietta, Texas; a sister, Kay Evans, Akron, Ohio; three grandsons, Joshua Collins, Lamar, Jason Stern, Chicago, Ill. and Don C. Dickerhoof, Henrietta, Texas, and four great-grandchildren, Zackery Collins and Sadie Collins, Joplin, Talon Stern, El Dorado Springs, and Jeana Stern, Chicago, Ill.He was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Marquette.Mr. Dickerhoof was born Jan. 15, 1931, at Akron, Ohio, to Carl and Marion (Kline) Dickerhoof. After graduating from high school he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1950 to 1954 in Europe during the Korean War. He began a long career as a tool and die maker, first for Akron Standard and then Texas Instruments. Retiring in 1992, he moved to Missouri to be near family.He attended the Oakton United Methodist Church.He married Jane Elizabeth Lyons on July 14, 1956, at Akron, Ohio. She died Feb. 23, 2009.MORRIS W. JOHNSTONGROVE, Okla.-A memorial service was held at Lee’s Resort in Grove on Sunday, April 7, for Morris W. Johnston, 78, Grove, who died Thursday, April 4, 2013 at his home. His daughter, Cheryl Johnston, officiated.Arrangements were under the direction of Serenity Funeral Home in Tulsa, Okla.Memorial contributions may be made to Lee’s Resort Garden Club, 24800 S. 630 Rd., Grove, Okla. 74344.Condolences may be left online at www.serenitytulsa.com. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Juanita Johnston, of the home; two sons, Ken Johnston, Dallas, Texas and Michael Johnston, Tulsa; two daughters, Karen Johnston, Denver, Colo. and Cheryl Johnston, Pahrump, Nevada; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a brother, Richard Johnston and wife Carol.He was preceded in death by a brother, William “Bill” Johnston.Mr. Johnston was born July 6, 1934. He spent most of his life in the Barton County, Missouri area as a farmer and businessman. He had spent the last few years in semiretirement at Lee’s Resort at the Grand Lake.SURINA VASQUEZ SHORTMINDENMINES-Services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar for Surina Louise Vasquez Short, 43, Mindenmines, who died early Monday morning, April 8, 2013, at her home. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until service time.Condolences may be left online at www.danielfuneralhome.net. Survivors include her husband, Travis Short, of the home; three sons, Lawrence Vasquez and wife Jesie, Chase, Kan. and Rufus Vasquez and Joe Vasquez, both of Mindenmines; a daughter, Deanna Louise Vasquez, Mindenmines; two brothers, James Crook, Wichita, Kan. and Earl Spriggs and wife Diana, Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister, Quenna Pruessner and husband John, Hermann; two grandchildren, Zavier and Kadence Vasquez; her father-in-law, Rick Rhuems, Mindenmines; five brothers-in-law, Kerry Short and wife Stephanie, Mindenmines, Kenny Short, McPherson, Kan., Nick Short, Pittsburg, Kan., Shannon Rhuems, Arkansas and Ted Rhuems, Kansas City; a sister-in-law, Trevor Short, Mindenmines, and a large extended family.She was preceded in death by her mother, Eloise Spriggs and a brother, John P. Spriggs.Mrs. Short was born Dec. 2, 1969, at Denver, Colo., to Earl and Eloise (Hughbanks) Spriggs. She had lived in Mindenmines for the past 18 years and had worked for several years at Ernesto’s Restaurant, as well as Pitt Plastics in Pittsburg, Kan. She was a sketch artist.RUBY MAE “PUG” THIEMANLAMAR-Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Daniel Funeral Home for Ruby Mae “Pug” Thieman, 84, Lamar, who died Monday, April 8, 2013, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, where she had been a resident for the past year. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.Memorial contributions may be made to Lamar United Methodist Church or L.I.F.E. Foundation, in care of the funeral home.Condolences may be sent at www.danielfuneralhome.net. Survivors include her husband, Ernie Thieman, of the home; four sons and their wives, Jerry and Jeannie Thieman, Tommy and Betty Thieman and Terry and Cindy Thieman, all of Lamar, and Joe and Sally Thieman, Lee’s Summit; a sister, Jean E. Jones, Greenfield; 11 grandchildren, Kelly Hull and husband Mike, Jeff Thieman and wife Carrie, Brent Thieman and wife Megan, Ellen Eddie and husband Nate, Jessica Thieman, Jeremiah Thieman, Matt Thieman and wife Ashley, Micah Thieman and wife Megan, Megan Thieman, Allen Thieman and Anna Welty and husband Tyler, and 12 great-grandchildren, Zane, Trenton, Lainey, Wyatt, Lilly, Eli, Lydia, Peyton, Henry, Alexandria, Avery and Lilah.She was preceded in death by a sister, Wanda Devine; a great-grandson, Ethan Kelly Hull and a niece, Pam Throckmorton.Mrs. Thieman was born April 19, 1928, in Springfield, to Herman and Ethel (Manis) King. After graduating from Greenfield High School she worked as a waitress for the Lockwood restaurant for a short time. She resided in Lockwood after getting married, before moving to Barton County. She was a homemaker when her children were small, then had worked for Big Smith in Lamar and managed the Lamar Dairy Queen for several years before beginning a long career as an office nurse for the Lamar Clinic.She served as P.T.A. president, Cub Scout den mother and Lamar United Methodist Church Sunday school teacher. She was also in a reading club and a pinochle card club.She married Ernest A. Thieman on Nov. 25, 1946, at Columbus, Kan.J.D. HOBBSGOLDEN CITY-Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church in Golden City for Jesse Dale “J.D.” Hobbs, 88, Golden City, who died at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at his home. The Rev. Lonnie Pennell will officiate. Burial will be in Avilla Cemetery.Arrangements are under the direction of Pugh Funeral Home.Music will be “How Great Thou Art” and a congregational singing of “In the Garden”, with Larry Snodgrass, organist. Pallbearers will be John Kremp, Dan Werner, Charles Madison, Terry Johnston, Mike Wilson and Mike Madison. Honorary pallbearers are Kenneth Bentlage and Robert Townley.Memorial contributions may be made to Hopsice Compassus, in care of the funeral home.Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Hobbs, of the home; a son, Kelton Hobbs and wife Deborah, Lamar; a daughter, Karen Murphy and husband Jim, Springfield; a brother, Chester Hobbs, Anderson; a sister, Lila Mae Hobbs, Anderson; three grandchildren, Adrienne Burgess and Trevor and Leyna Hobbs, and two great-grandchildren, Ethan and Frankie Burgess.He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.Mr. Hobbs was born Sept. 7, 1924, in Anderson, to Henry and Gertrude (Cheatham) Hobbs. He moved to the Lamar area in 1941. He moved to a farm outside of Golden City in 1976, and later relocated to his home in Golden City in 1999.He was a farmer of crops and hay and also had cattle. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Golden City.He married Carolyn Ruth Freed on Dec. 29, 1942, in Neosho.MARY POINDEXTERLAMAR-Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Daniel Funeral Home for Mary Lou Poindexter, 87, Lamar, who died Thursday, April 4, 2013. Rev. Robb Hodson will officiate. Burial will be at 3 p.m., at Ebenezer Cemetery in Bogard.Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Lamar, in care of the funeral home.Condolences may be left at www.danielfuneralhome.net. Survivors include a son, George Poindexter and wife Shirley, Boise, Idaho; a daughter, Patty Lamb and husband Ben, Lamar; a brother, Edgar Ray Carter and wife Glenda, Sun City, Ariz.; a sister, Margaret Gentry and husband Robert Earl, Carrollton; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter.She was preceded in death by two brothers, LeRoy Carter and Harold “Pat” Carter; a sister, Inez Emerson, and a great-great-granddaughter.Mrs. Poindexter was born April 25, 1925, at Carrollton, to Luther and Nancy Mae (Bowles) Carter. She was a 1943 graduate of Bogard High School.She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lamar, where she sang in the church choir and volunteered for Meals on Wheels. She was also a member of the Surviving Spouses.She married George William “Bill” Poindexter on June 22, 1947, in Bogard. He died Nov. 21, 1994.PATRICIA (PATTIMAE) BURKSPatricia (Pattimae) Burks passed away on March 18, 2013 following a short illness. She was born on November 15, 1945, in St. Louis, Mo. She lived most of her life in Sheldon and the past year she had lived in Joplin to be near her son and her dialysis treatments.Pat was a LPN up until her retirement. She loved her work and especially taking care of the new babies in the nursery.Pat is survived by four sons, William, Mickey, Joey and Mark, eight grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. She will be missed greatly.The body has been cremated.JASON LEE MUNCYNEVADA-Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Lockwood Cemetery for Jason Lee Muncy, 34, Nevada, who died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at his home. John Roller will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Konantz-Warden Funeral Home, Lamar.Music will be “If Today Was Your Last Day”, “Keep Your Head Up” and “I Believe I Can Fly”. Honorary pallbearers are Robert Stark, Stephen Stark, Jonathan Stark, Chris Gerleman, James Gerleman, Dustin Gerleman, Daniel Muncy and Jordan Muncy.The obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at www.konantzwarden.com. Survivors include a son, Jayse Brennan Muncy, and a daughter, Lauryn Courtney Muncy; two brothers, David Muncy and Mike Berry, both of Lockwood; two sisters, Evelyn Muncy, Nevada, and Brenda Douty, Butler, and several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents.Mr. Muncy was born Jan. 4, 1979, in Nevada, to Paul and Louise (Berry) Muncy. He was a Lockwood High School graduate. He had been employed for tree services and Pennington Seed Company as a fork truck driver.He married Courtney Stark Muncy on Feb. 27, 1999.DOC HICKSGOLDEN CITY-Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar for Elza David “Doc” Hicks, 89, Golden City, who died Wednesday evening, April 3, 2013, at Truman Healthcare Center, where he had been a resident for the past year. Pastor Lonnie Pennell will officiate. Burial will be in Newport Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to the American Leukemia Foundation, in care of the funeral home.Condolences may be left at www.danielfuneralhome.net. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Elvin and Kay Hicks, Lamar; a daughter, Lanis Hicks, Columbia, Mo.; a sister, Marie Brown, Newport, Ore.; three grandchildren, Nelson Hicks and James Hicks, both of Columbia, Mo., and Kathryn Oliver, Lawrence, Kan., and four great-grandchildren, Jonny Oliver, Kendra Oliver, Kaitlin Hicks and Shawna Hicks.He was preceded in death by two brothers, Cecil and John Wesley Hicks; two sisters, Lanoria Fanning and Lillian Lamon, and a son, Dorville David Hicks, who died at the age of 18 from leukemia.Mr. Hicks was born Jan. 22, 1924, at the family farm near Colgate, Okla., to Nelson and Ida Mae (Hampton) Hicks. The Hicks family moved to Barton County in 1951. In addition to farming, he delivered feed to area farmers while working for multiple store owners, and delivered propane for Tri-County Gas Company and M.F.A.He was a member of Newport Baptist Church and had also attended First Baptist Church and Grace Baptist Church in Golden City.He married Verda L. Feltenberger on July 18, 1942, near Leedy, Okla. She died July 9, 1996.EARL LYN DOWNINGSPRINGFIELD-A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at Turkey Creek Cemetery in Ava for Earl Lyn Downing, 91, Springfield, who died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. Arrangements are under the direction of Springfield Mortuary Service. www.springfieldmortuaryservice.com Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW.Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Downing and Jane McFarland and husband Jerry; a daughter-in-law, Marian James; two sisters, Lila Knight and Lucile Howard and husband Bucky; six grandchildren, Justin Schoenrock, Josh Wagoner and wife Christy, Jana Jorgensen, Monte James, Jesse James and wife Makaela and Jayleen Harvey and husband Patrick; nine great-grandchildren; his companion of 23 years, Ethel Caldemeyer and her two daughters, Janet Palmer and Linda Gibson and husband Clyde, and several nieces and nephews who affectionately called him “Uncle Buster”.He was preceded in death by three brothers, Lawrence, Glenn and Kenny; a stepson, Jay James, and his ex-wife, Pat Stillwell.Mr. Downing was born Aug. 13, 1921, at Ava, to Jesse and Lena (Vinson) Downing. During his youth he rode in rodeos and worked in CCC camps. He served as a Marine in World War II in the South Pacific area (including Guadalcanal). In 1950, during the Korean conflict, he was called back to active duty for seven months. He received an honorable hardship discharge and returned to work on his farm. He retired as a security guard at Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant in 1983.JERROL LEE CUNNINGHAMJASPER-Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Weng Funeral Chapel for Jerrol Lee Cunningham, 78, Jasper, who died Sunday, March 31, 2013. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery, east of Jasper.Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel.Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or Mitchell Cemetery, in care of the funeral chapel.Online condolences may be sent to www.wengfuneralchapel.com. Survivors include his wife, Rosa Cunningham; three children, Vicky Ulmer and husband Jim, Jasper, Ronnie Cunningham and wife Lisa, Lamar, and Paula Covey and husband Heath, Carthage; seven grandchildren, Kristina Forst and husband David, Lamar, Julee Ulmer, Joplin, Samantha Pennell, Lamar, Drew Cunningham, Ozark, Rylee Cunningham, Lamar, Cody Covey, Pittsburg, Kan., and Courtney Tidball and husband Tyler, Jasper; five great-grandchildren, Tamren Pennell, Emma and Ethan Forst, Lamar, and Madison and Bayli Covey, Pittsburg, Kan.; a sister, Viola Cloud and husband Dean, Joplin; a niece, Cindy Cloud, Joplin; a nephew, Gary Cloud and wife Kerri and family of Tallahassee, Fla., and his mother-in-law, Marie Wilson, Jasper.He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Frankie Cunningham, and his father-in-law, V.L. Wilson.Mr. Cunningham was born Oct. 26, 1934. He was a 1953 graduate of Jasper High School, where he played baseball and basketball. He was a long time farmer, dairyman and rancher of Jasper. During his lifetime he received several soil and water conservation awards for his efforts in preserving land. He served on the MFA Oil board and was president of the Mitchell Cemetery board for several years. He married Rosa Wilson on Aug. 14, 1955.EILEEN WORLEYLAMAR-Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Daniel Funeral Home for Eileen Worley, 87, Lamar, who died Friday, March 29, 2013, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Lockwood. Mike Perry will officiate. Burial will be in Worsley Cemetery, near Bronaugh.Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home.Condolences may be left at www.danielfuneralhome.net. Survivors include a son, Jerry and Cathy Worley, Lamar; three daughters, Gracie and Don Wolf, Liberal, Gayle and Douglas Monroe, Oronogo, and Anne Worley, Joplin; eight grandchildren, Jeffrey Monroe, Toni Morgan, Margo Dawson, Summer Abts, Jason Wolf, Jayna Beebe, Heather Williams and Allison Scholes; 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by five brothers, Gene Withrow, Robert Lee “Bob” Withrow, Elwood Withrow, Richard Withrow and John Mann Jr., and a sister, Leora Bond.Mrs. Worley was born April 6, 1925, at Nevada, Mo., to Undrell and Mary (Collins) Withrow. She attended school in Nevada. She moved with her husband to Lamar in 2005 from Mindenmines, where they owned and operated Minden Services Company for many years. She was a member of the Nashville Christian Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.She married Melvin Otho Worley on Sept. 19, 1942, in Nevada, Mo. He preceded her in death.
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