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Name: Robert Vanidour Tue Nov 2 10:34:59 2004
Newspaper: Joplin Daily Globe
Date of Publication: Wednesday 19 November 1902
Obituary: I. H. VAN IDOUR DIES SUDDENLY ______________________ Well Known Local Character and Politician Has Passed Away ____________________ The illness of I. H. VAN IDOUR, which was mentioned in Tuesday's Globe, had a fatal and very sudden termination at 6 o'clock yesterday morning. He had as was stated, been suffering for several days from a severe cold, which had settled in his throat, but the immediate cause of death was fatty degeneration of the heart, which has given him more or less trouble for some time past. His death took place at his residence on the big ranch a mile east of Johnstown, which he held under a joint lease with Dr. C.H. CRAIG of this city. Two attendants, Mr. JONES and Mr. BANFIELD, who were staying with him in the house, were the only persons present when he died. Dr. CRAIG had been there until 9 o'clock on Monday evening, and when he left Mr. VAN IDOUR was feeling somewhat relieved. The attendants say that soon afterwards he became very restless, and finally had so much difficulty in breathing that he got up from the bed and stood by the stove. Then they assisted him back again to his couch, and they thought he was dozing. But the heart's action stopped, probably almost immediately after lying down again, as when they went to him a few minutes after they found he was dead. His restless condition had alarmed the watchers, and they had sent into the city for Dr. CRAIG to hasten out, but he did not arrive until fifteens minutes after life was extinct. Mr. VAN IDOUR had probably the distinction of having been the largest man physically in Jasper county. Until within a few months he had weighed fully 350 pounds. Lately he had been dieting himself with a view of reducing his weight, and Dr. CRAIG believes that for the last few weeks he had been under 300 pounds, possibly down to 280 pounds. Notwithstanding his avoirdupois, he was active and energetic in his habits of life. He had a taste for politics, and had for a long time been a recognized factor among the republican politicians of this county. Deceased took a very active part in the late campaign, and his health began to fail him shortly before the day of election. Since then he had not been well, and in his case, as in that of MAJOR REDBURN, it is probable that his activity in political affairs was indirectly the cause of death. He had a considerable acquaintance at Jefferson City and throughout the state, having often figured as a member of the "third house" during legislative sessions. Personally he was generous and genial in his disposition, and a man who, although not without his faults, had many warm personal friends. Deceased was 47 years old, came to Missouri from Canada seventeen years ago, and has been a resident of this county ever since. He leaves a widow and two daughters, but his domestic life for some years had been unhappy. His wife had made repeated endeavors to obtain a divorce, but no legal separation had ever been effected. There was no casket at any of the undertaking establishments that was large enough for the reception of the remains, and a special coffin was made to order by SMITH BROS. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock and the interment will be at the Carterville cemetery.
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Name: Robert Gary Tue Nov 16 21:29:44 2004
Date of Publication:
Obituary: Emma May Gary Services for Emma,87 years 1307 Michigan Ave. who died Friday at 10:06 p.m. at her home after a long illness will be at 2p.m. Monday at Thornhill Dillion Chapel.The Rev. Don Sheppard and the Rev. Joe hickam will officiate. Burial will be in Granby Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:30p.m. today at the chapel. Mrs. Gary was born Oct22,1891,in Joplin. Her husband,Blank S. Gary died in 1930. Survivors include four sons, W.R.Gary of the home, Earl C.Gary, Goodrich Mich. Roy L.Gary St.Louis and Harvey H.Gary Cheyenne Wyo.;three sisters, Mrs.Mable Cain,Stark City, Mrs. Grace Lee,Boyne City Mich. and Mrs. Ruth Turner, Neosho,Mo. 17 grandchildren and several great-grand-children.
-------------------------------------------------- Amanda Metcalf
Name: Marcia Goswick Thu Dec 2 04:20:18 2004
Newspaper: Carthage Press
Date of Publication: March, 1929
Obituary: RITES FOR MRS. METCALF Funeral services for Mrs. Amanda Metcalf, who passed away Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H.S. Allen, 1126 James street, were held at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the Allen residence. Dr. D. W. Britton was in charge. Mrs. W. W. Wright sang "The Old Rugged Cross: and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." She was accompanied by Mrs. Frank Knell at the piano. Pallbearers were Mart Jacobs, C. M. Barnes, D. S. Emerson, Harvey Tharp, George Tabler and S. E. Drake. Burial was in Park Cemetery.
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Name: Jim Earles Wed Dec 15 19:33:03 2004
Newspaper: Webb City Sentinel
Date of Publication: 27 Nov 1930
Obituary: 27 Nov 1930 CAPT. J. W. EARLES DIES After forty-eight years in Webb City, Capt. J. W. Earles age 91 years of 111 south Ball Street passed away from infirmities incident to age. He had been a patient in Jane Chinn Hospital three months. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 P. M. Friday from the 1st Methodist Episcopal Church to Mt. Hope Cemetery by Rev. L. R. Lemming under Masonic auspices and with G. A. R. veterans servings as honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers are J. C. Veatch, C. C. Harris, Albert Herrod, Ira O. Waldron, Harry B. Hulett and A. G. Young. Musical features of the service are to be contributed by a vocal quartet comprising Charles Jackson, L. S. Shaw, Mrs. Ted Bruff and Mrs. E. C. Clark, with Mrs.Ben Holt as accompanist. The only immediate survivor is a son, George T. Earles of Royal Heights. The deceased was born June 13, 1839 at Ironton, Ohio and grew up there. He enlisted in the 53rd Ohio Infantry for service in the Union Army serving three years and nine months, going through a number of major battles now historic, and being with Sherman on the march to the sea. He was fortunate enough to avoid serious injury, once being saved a bad wound by his belt which deflected a bullet. He came out with the title of Captain, after first refusing to accept it and entering as a private, though he organized Company G from among his former schoolmates at Ironton. Returning to his native town he was made mason at Ironton, then moved soon after the war to Girard, Kansas where he became a Charter member of the Masons. Old time members of that lodge will be here to attend the funeral. The lodge at Girard was organized in 1870. In 1872 Captain Earles moved to Jasper County, and in 1882 located in Webb City where he engaged in mining with Judge D. D. Hoag, the late R. B. Dodge and others, and was instrumental in the opening of the well known old Maud B. and Midway mines. He became a member of the First Methodist Church here, and at one time served the city as street commissioner. He was married on St. Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1869 to Miss Josephine Hatfield at Cleveland, Indiana, and thereafter took delight in sending his wife the newest and finest Valentine he could find each anniversary of their marriage, for fifty-six years, until her death in 1925. The captain was one of those genial, friendly souls, a perfect gentleman of the old school, and may well and justly be referred to as a fine old gentleman. -------------------------------------------------- Fred C. Earles
Name: Jim Earles Wed Dec 15 19:35:09 2004
Newspaper: Webb City Sentinel
Date of Publication: 26 Feb 1904
Obituary: A SUDDEN DEATH Fred C. Earles Died Last Evening after Only Three Days Illness of Heart Trouble and Pneumonia Fred C. Earles, the youngest son of Capt. and Mrs. J. W. Earles, died at 7 o’clock last evening at his parent’s home on South Ball Street of heart trouble and pneumonia, aged 21 years. Fred worked all day Monday in the Lind mine and came home in the evening felling unwell and rapidly grew worse. Drs. McBride and Pool were called and did all in their power to stay the progress of the fell destroyer; but his condition showed no signs of yielding to treatment & death came last evening. The deceased was the youngest of Capt. and Mrs. J. W. Earles four sons. He was reared in this city from childhood and was sunny and gentile in disposition and had a host of friends who all regret exceedingly to hear of his untimely death. Besides his father and mother he leaves his three brothers; Frank J., who lives in Idaho, George T., who is railroad agent at Paola, Kansas, and Will to morn their great loss. -------------------------------------------------- Will J. Earles
Name: Jim Earles Wed Dec 15 19:36:42 2004
Newspaper: Webb City Sentinel
Date of Publication: 20 Oct 1924
Obituary: WILL EARLES FORTY YEARS HERE, DIES Will J. Earles, 49 years of age, died Sunday morning, at 3 o’clock, at the county hospital here, where he had gone but a few days ago, following his return two or three weeks ago from Wallace, Idaho, where he had been living the last six years. Burial is to be in Mount Hope cemetery, with a funeral service by Rev. Mr. Kennaugh, of the Methodist church, tomorrow at 2:30 p. m. from the home of parents, Capt. & Mrs. J. W. Earles, at 111 S. Ball Street. Will Earles grew up in Webb City, was educated here, and his final demise was a heritage of the old, old taint of work in the dust-laden mines here. After going to Idaho for his health, he had been able to work some, and was married there to a wife who survives him, & who still lives there. Other surviving relatives here are the parents, and two brothers, George T. Earles, of Royal Heights, & Frank J. Earles. Deceased was a member of the Security Benefit association 699. He was born at Girard, Ks; came to this county in 1875 and to Webb City in 1883.
-------------------------------------------------- Mrs. J. W. Earles & Frank J. Earles
Name: Jim Earles Wed Dec 15 19:38:46 2004
Newspaper: Webb City Sentinel
Date of Publication: 06 Feb 1925
Obituary: OBITUARTY TO MRS. J. W. EARLES AND SON Obituaries prepared by Rev. C. M. Kennaugh, who conducted the double funeral of Mrs. J. W. Earles and son, Frank J. Earles: Mary Josephine Hatfield was born in Cleveland, Indiana, May 5th, 1848, died Feb. 3rd, 1925, aged 76 years and 9 months. She was educated in the public schools of Cleveland, Ind. And also attended Greenfield College at Greenfield, Indiana, and was a classmate of James Whitcomb Riley. On February 14th, 1871, she was untied in marriage to Captain J. W. Earles. The place of marriage was near Greenfield. As bride and groom they immediately set out for the great Middle West and made a home for themselves in Girard, Kansas. In 1876 they went to Joplin, Mo., to live, and then in 1881, they moved to Webb City, where they have lived continuously for over 40 years. Captain and Mrs. Earles would have celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on the 14th of February. They had 4 children, George T., William J., Frank J., and Fred C. Only George is left. Mrs. Earles joined the Methodist Episcopal Church at the age of 14. She had given 63 years of service to the church. She helped organize the First Ladies’ Aid society of our church in Webb City. She indeed has been faithful unto death. Mrs. Earles was also a member of the Eastern Star. She leaves to mourn her loss; her aged husband, Capt. J. W. Earles and son, George T. Earles, and we cannot count her friends. “There is no death. The stars go down To rise upon some father shore. And bright in heaven’s jeweled crown They shine for evermore. There is no death, an angel form Walks o’er the earth with silent tread; He bears our best-loved things away; And, we then call them dead. But ever near us, though unseen, The dear immortal spirits tread; For all the boundless universe Is life---there are no dead.” Frank J. Earles was born September 16th, 1877, in Joplin, Mo. He moved to Webb City with his parents when he was seven years old. He always made Webb City his home, yet a great many of his years were spent in the mines in Webb City and Idaho and in the oil fields of Texas. He was justice of the peace in Webb City in 1923. Four years ago he came home to stay. He had developed tuberculosis as a result of his mining operations. He passed away at the home of his parents Feb. 1st, 1925, aged 47 years, 7 months, 13 days. He leaves to mourn his loss his father, Captain J. W. Earles and one brother, George T. Earles. Frank suffered a great deal in the last four months, but bore his suffering without complaint. He was a very devoted son, and was much concerned about his mother who had been an invalid for several years. He was ready to die. The future held no fear for him; he knew in whom he believed; but wanted to live for his parents’ sake. In their declining years he wished to save them from any extra sorrows, and this desire was granted in the case of his mother; for she did not realize that Frank had “won the race to the Homeland.” That would be her first discovery. “Blessed are they that die in the Lord.” “Light after darkness, gain after loss; Strength after weakness, crown after cross; Sweet after bitter, song after sigh; Home after wandering, praise after cry. Sheaves after sowing, sun after rain; Light after mystery, peace after pain; Joy after sorrow, calm after blast, Rest after weariness, sweet rest at last.
-------------------------------------------------- Blanche I. Webb
Name: Donna Bray Mon Jan 10 19:05:14 2005
Newspaper: Joplin Globe
Date of Publication: Dec 2, 1996
Obituary: Blanche I. Webb, 81, Joplin, died at ll:50 p.m. Saturday, Nov 30, 1996 at Freeman Hospital West after a short illness. Mrs. Webb was born July 22, 1915 in Texas County, Mo., She moved to Joplin in 1941 from Texas County, She was a homemaker. She married Lowell A. Webb on Dec 26 1931, in Reynolds county. He died July 14, 1975, Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev.J. K. Wright will officiate.
-------------------------------------------------- Lowell A. Webb
Name: Donna Bray Mon Jan 10 19:32:04 2005
Newspaper: Joplin Globe
Date of Publication: July 15, 1975
Obituary: Lowell A. Webb, 62, of Joplin, was pronounced dead on arrival at Grove (Okla) General Hospital on Monday where he was taken from his trailer home at Paradise Point on Grand Lake after suffering an apparent heart attack. Mr. Webb was born April 28 1913 at Black and lived at Plato. He was a driver for the M and A Transportation Co for 28 years, retiring in 1965. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Mrs. Blanche Webb, whom he married in 1931 in Reynolds Co. Services will be announced by Parker Mortuary. Friends may call at the mortuary after 2 p.m. today. -------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------- Chester A. McCulloch
Name: Marcia Goswick Wed Feb 9 09:21:19 2005
Newspaper: Joplin Globe
Date of Publication: Monday, Oct 30, 1967
Obituary: CHESTER MCCULLOCH BUTLER, Mo - Chester A. McCulloch, 76 years old, died at 4 o-clock Sunday afternoon at his home in Butler following a long illness. Mr. McCulloch was born May 25, 1891 in Dade County, Missouri and resided in the Lamar area most of his life. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Edith McCulloch, Lamar; three sons, Fred McCulloch, Golden City, ,Edward McCulloch, Lamar route 2, and Virgil McCulloch, Oak Grove, Mo; two daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Gardner, Golden City and Mrs. Catherine Brewer, Joplin; a brother Carroll McCulloch, Lamar, 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Services will be announced by Bruce-Konantz funeral home of Lamar -------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------- Sarah Ann Mills
Name: Mary Seymour Sun Feb 27 12:18:43 2005
Newspaper: Joplin Morning Tribune
Date of Publication: 17 May 1912
Obituary: Mrs Sarah Ann Mills aged 76 who died Sunday morning at 11:oo from old age and a seeming desire to go quietly to rest, was buried yesterday afternoon at the Webb City Cemetery. Mrs Mills was the mother of John D Varner and Mrs M J Pauls at whose home, 602 N. Liberty St, she died. Mrs. Mills body was laid to rest beside that of her husband, who died several years ago. She was an old resident of Webb City and greatly loved by all who knew her.
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Name: Mary Seymour Sun Feb 27 12:28:27 2005
Date of Publication: Aug 4, 1976
Obituary: Lulu Thralls--Grave side services for Mrs Lulu Jane Thralls, 88, a former Webb City resident sho died Wednesday at Tumwater, Wash. will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mount Hope Cemetery. The Rev. Wayne Porter will officiate. Burial will be under diection of Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home. Burn July 3, 1888 at Webb City whe lived at Tumwater the last several years. She graduated from the Webb City High School with the mid-class of 1909. She was married to Vance Thralls Nov 6, 1911. He died in 1942. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include three grandchildren. -------------------------------------------------- William Evan Varner
Name: Mary Seymour Sun Feb 27 12:40:00 2005
Newspaper: Joplin Newspaper
Date of Publication: April 15, 1941
Obituary: Early-Day Miner Succombs at Granby. William Evan Varner, 81 years old, an early day miner in Granby and Webb City, died at 2;30 yesterday afternoon at his home in Granby. He had been ill for several days. Surviving are his widow Mary Varner; two daughters, Mrs Maude McDaniel of Granby and Mrs Ted Arnall of Newtonia, a sister Mrs. Jane Paul of Carthage, a brother John Varner of San Jacinto California; a half brother John Mills of Joplin. Funeral Services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Granby Christian Church. Burial will be at the Granby Cemetery. The Bigham mortuary in Neosho is in charge of the funeral.
-------------------------------------------------- Mrs. W. C. Duval
Name: Jo Rice Mon Mar 14 13:29:34 2005
Newspaper: Joplin Globe
Date of Publication: December 13, 1925
Obituary: Duval Funeral Held. Webb City, Mo., Dec. 12 - Funeral services for Mrs. W. C. Duval, who died Wednesday night at her home, 903 West Daugherty street, were held at 9 o'clock this morning at the Sacred Heart Catholic church. The Rev. Father Connell officiated. Burial was in Mount Hope cemetery.
-------------------------------------------------- A. J. Hoerning
Name: Jo Rice Wed Mar 16 08:40:48 2005
Newspaper: The Joplin Daily Globe
Date of Publication: October 8, 1909
Obituary: A. J. HOERNING KILLS SELF After Brother Takes Revolver From him, He Drinks Carbolic Acid to End His Life. A. J. Hoerning, 47 years old, while in a condition of excitement bordering on delirium tremens, committed suicide yesterday morning by taking carbolic acid. He was at his home on Daugherty street, near Jefferson street, when he drank the acid. The night before his brother, who runs a restaurant near the Frisco depot, caught him with a revolver and took it away from him, his condition then having been such as to render him practically irresponsible for his actions. The brother was at Antoine Hoerning's home yesterday morning about 9 o'clock, talking with Mrs. Hoerning about her husband's condition, when he staggered into the room and told them he had taken poison. Shortly afterwards he became unconscious, and a physician who was called in found that relief was impossible. Hoerning died within a few minutes. Hoerning had lived in Webb City a number of years, working as a mechanic in the mines. He leaves a wife and son 17 years old. Mrs. Hoerning was during the summer employed at the Lakeside bath house. The funeral will be held on Sunday at 2 o'clock from the residence, and will be in charge of the W.O.W., of which he was a member. The interment will be at Mount Hope cemetery. -------------------------------------------------- H. E. Hoerning
Name: Jo Rice Sat Mar 19 08:55:10 2005
Newspaper: Joplin News Herald
Date of Publication: September 4, 1944
Obituary: H. E. HOERNING DIES AT HOME IN WEBB CITY Webb City, Mo., Sept. 4.--Herman E. Hoerning, 54 years old, a resident of this community 38 years, died at 1:10 o'clock this morning at his home, 1129 Austin street. He was a retired life insurance salesman, a member of the Masonic lodge, A.F.&A.M., and the Knights of Pythias. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Eva Hoerning; four daughters, Miss Pauline Hoerning, Miss Valetta Hoerning and Mrs. Marie Riggs, all at the home, and Mrs. Helen Saulbeamer of Joplin; a son, Sergeant H. W. (Burr) Hoerning, stationed with the radio intelligence corps in the Hawaiian islands; a brother, Virgil Hoerning of Webb City; a sister, Mrs. Dan Wheeler of Springfield, and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Hedge-Lewis chapel, with the Rev. Ralph Roland officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope cemetery, with members of the Masonic organizations conducting the graveside rites.
-------------------------------------------------- Dan Hurst
Name: jennifer beery Sun May 8 17:54:57 2005
Newspaper: carthage evening press
Date of Publication: march 25, 1926
Obituary: DEATH STALKS FAMILY Father of 2 day old child succumbs Dan Hurst, 50, dies at anti-tuberculosis hospital -- 3 year old son passed away March 6. San Hurst, 50 years old, father of a 2 day old child, died at the county anti-tuberculosis hospital at Webb City at 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. He was taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon from his home, 612 valley street, in a critical condition. His 3 year old son, Everett lee, died march 6 from the disease. Hurst's wife and seven children survive him. Mr. Hurst formerly was a miner and a farmer, the family residing south of carthage several years. He recently had been at chadwick, Mo., in the hopes of benefiting his health and was ill there at the time of his son's death, being unable to attend the funeral. He was brought to his home here only a few days ago. Mr. Hurst was born in Barry county February 17, 1876. His wife, Goldie Hurst, and the following children survive: Mrs. Bertha McDonald, Bunker Hill, KS, Ernest Hurst, Treece, KS, Louie(mistype :ment to be Lonnie),Myrtle, Crystal, Nadine, and "baby" Hurst, at home. His mother and severalbrothers and sisters also survive. Funeral services probably will be held tomorrow morning. Burial will be in Fullerton cemetery south of Carthage. The body was removed from the hospital to the Ulmer-Drake funeral home.
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Name: jenn beery Sun May 8 18:43:34 2005
Newspaper: webb city sentinel
Date of Publication: june 20,1969
Obituary: Mrs. Goldie Lewis Mrs. Golkie Hurst Lewis, 82 703 south Hal, died Wednesday afternoon in Elmhurst. Born January 4, 1887, at Colfax, ILL.,Mrs. Lewis had livedin Webb City 12 years. Prior to that time she had lived in Carthage and the surrounding area. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Bill Jackson, with whom she made her home . Mrs Bertha McDonald, Missoula, Mont., and Mrs. Nadine mead, Stockton, Calif., two sons Ernest Hurst, Carthage route 3 and Lonnie Hurst, Bunker Hill, Kan., 16 grandchildren and 16 great- grandchildren.
-------------------------------------------------- Myrtle Hurst
Name: jenn beery Sun May 8 22:25:11 2005
Newspaper: unkown
Date of Publication: 1928
Obituary: Miss Myrtle Hurst Dies Frneral Services Will Be Held Wednesday Afternoon. Miss Myrtle Hurst, 19 years old, daughter of Mrs. Goldie Hurst, died at 7 o'clock last night at the Carthage hospital, where she was mwved yesterday morning for treatment . Death was due to rheumatic fever, from which she had been suffering three weeks. Miss Hurst was born April 18, 1910 in Reeds Springs, Mo. She attednded the Carthage schools and recently had been employed by the Smith Brothers Manufacturing Company. Besides her mother, she is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Bertha McDonald, and Nadine, Grace and Chrystal, at home, and two brothers Ernest and Lonie at home. Her father Dan Hurst and an infant brother died about three years ago. The two deaths occurred within less than a month. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the ulmer-Drake funeral home . Burial will be in the Fullerton cemetery.
-------------------------------------------------- Elsie Rogers
Name: jenn beery Mon May 9 22:19:31 2005
Newspaper: unknown
Date of Publication: unknown
Obituary: Mrs. Elsie Rogers Dies passes Away Today at Home of a Daughter Here Mrs. Elsie Rogers, 71 years old, died at 7:30 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Goldie Hurst, 1002 Cedar street. She had been ill several months. Mrs. Rogers was born in Illinois, September 19, 1858. Six children survive these bing Mrs. Hurst, Mrs. Violet Kelley, Branson, Mo., Mrs. Dessie Gideon, Chadwick, Mo., Bert Billingsley, Reeds Springs, Mo., Lou Billingsley, Chadwick, and William Billingsley, Sparta, Mo. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
-------------------------------------------------- Allen Kelly
Name: cb Wed May 11 20:06:41 2005
Newspaper: Albuquerque Journal
Date of Publication: February 3, 2005
Obituary: Kelly - Allen Kelly, 74, passed away on Saturday, January 29, 2005. Mr. Kelly was born in Baxter Springs, KS on December 12, 1930. He served in the Navy for five years during the Korean War and then served 15 years in the Air Force which included a tour in Vietnam. He is survived by two sons, Larry Kelly and his wife, Janet, of Albuquerque, NM and Dennis Kelly of Sacramento, CA; one grandchild, Sean Kelly; and two stepchildren, Christina Giardino of Chandler, AZ and Brian Lounsbury of Albuquerque, NM. He is also survived by his sister, Vonda Chafins, of Albuquerque, NM; and a brother, Victor Burke of San Antionio, TX; and many nieces and nephews. He will be laid to rest at the Santa Fe National Cemetery on Thursday, February 3, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America (Zia Chapter) 833 Gibson SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, 505-247-4381. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821- 0010.
-------------------------------------------------- Mrs. J. N. Gorrell
Name: Lisa Gorrell Tue May 31 22:11:50 2005
Newspaper: Carthage Evening Press
Date of Publication: Missouri, Feb 4, 1958
Obituary: Mrs. J.N. Gorrell of Webb City Passes. Mrs. J. N. Gorrell, 77, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. Davey, early-day prominent Carthage residents, died at 8:45 o'clock this morning at the family home, 502 South Penn in Webb City. She had been ill 10 days. Mrs. Gorrell was born April 18, 1880, in Louisville, Ky. Her parents came here when the daughter was a small child. She and Mr. Gorrell, also a former Carthage resident, were married here Dec. 19, 1900. They observed their 57th wedding anniversary last December. They moved to Webb City 38 years ago. Mr. Gorrell was with the Empire District Electric Company 32 years prior to his retirement 10 years ago. Mrs. Gorrell was an active member of the First Christian church of Webb City, having held various offices in the church and was a Sunday school teacher more than 30 years. She was past president of the Webb City Women's Christian Temperance Union; was a member of the War Mothers and the Webb City Garden Club. Surviving her are three daughters, Mrs. F.M. Smart, Pittsburg, Kas; Mrs. S. H. Thomason, LaFayette, Ky; Mrs. W.S. Ball, Washington, D.C.; a son, George J. Gorrell, Sacramento, Calif.; a brother, L.T. Davey, Colorado Springs; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the Hedge-Lewis funeral home, Webb City. Funeral arrangements have not been made.
-------------------------------------------------- Esther L. Nixon
Name: Rachel Schlichting Tue Jul 12 09:08:53 2005
Newspaper: Carthage Press
Date of Publication: 4-1990
Obituary: Esther L. Nixon Lifetime area resident dies early today. Esther L. Nixon, 84, Carthage, dies at 8 a.m., today at Spring River Christain Center, Joplin, where she had been a resident since Dec. 1, 1988. Born Jan. 12, 1906, at Lamar, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Parsons. She was a lifetime area resident. She was a member of First Christain Church and the Cardinal Sunday School class. She was married to Onis E. Nixon Dec. 22, 1928, in Carthage. He died Jan. 22, 1987. For many years they resided at 522 E. Budlong St. Surviving are a son Ray E. Nixon, Carthage Route 5; three grandsons; three stepgrandchildren, and five step-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Christain Church. Bob Lyttle and Tom Thomas, ministers, will officate. Burial will be in Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 5-6 p.m. Sunday at The Knell Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christain Church.
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Name: Mary Roark Thu Jul 21 11:40:10 2005
Newspaper: Unknown
Date of Publication: June 1906
Obituary: Death of Mrs. Shuey Died, last night, Lottie, wife of R. W. Shuey at the family home on Hough Hill addition, aged 39 years, 2 months and 11 days. Puerpural fever was the cause of her death. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at the family residence, conducted by Rev. Crum of the M. E. Church South and interment will take place in the Webb City cemetery. The deceased is survived by five children, four girls and one boy, besides her husband. She had been a resident of Jasper county for 35 years.
-------------------------------------------------- Olga Hardwick
Name: Debra Branigan Tue Jul 26 13:19:08 2005
Newspaper: The Joplin Globe
Date of Publication: May 26, 1986/May 27, 1986
Obituary: Extract: Olga Hardwick, age 91 died Sunday. She was born October 14, 1894 in Rapid City, SD. She lived in Galena, kansas and the Joplin areas since 1915. She married Carroll D. Hardwick March 31, 1911 in Deadwood, SD. He died November 24, 1957. There are no immediate survivors. Burial will be in Ozark Park Memorial Cemetery. Notes: Olga's maiden name was NELSON and her parents were born in Denmark. Carroll D. Hardwick b. 1892 Cherokee Co., Kansas was the son of Thomas M. and Emma Richardson Hardwick. Thomas was the son of Cary Hardwick and Sarah Grove. They moved to Cherokee Co., Kansas from Monroe Co., Missouri.
-------------------------------------------------- William B. Rodarme
Name: Edy Rodarme Tue Nov 1 22:24:42 2005
Newspaper: Joplin News Herold
Date of Publication: 30 July 1929
Obituary: RODARME--William B. Rodarme, 76 years old, a former Joplin man died at 8:30 o'clock yesterday morning at his home in Tulsa, Okla., relatives here have been informed. The body will be returned here, arriving at 11:45 o'clock tomorrow morning. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Frank-Sievers chapel. The Rev. J. W. Moore, pastor of the Villa Heights Methodist Episcopal church, will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Park cemetery. Surviving him are his divorced wife, Mrs. Anna B. Rodarme, 1506 Connecticut avenue; three sons, C. W. Rodarme and V. H. Rodarme of Seattle, Wash., and Bert A. Rodarme, 521 Patterson avenue, and two daughters, Mrs. C. L. Nethery, 1506 Connecticut avenue, and Mrs. C. T. Owings of Hollywood, Calif.
-------------------------------------------------- Anna Rodarme
Name: Edy Rodarme Tue Nov 1 22:40:18 2005
Newspaper: Joplin Globe
Date of Publication: 6 March 1946
Obituary: MRS. ANNA RODARME DIES IN CALIFORNIA Injuries She Suffered 10 Days Ago in Fall Are Fatal to Former Joplin Woman Mrs. Anna B. Rodarme, a former Joplin resident and mother of the founder of the Bon Marche bakery, 716 Main street, died Monday in a hospital in Hollywood, Calif. from injuries she suffered 10 days ago in a fall at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ida M. Owings, in Hollywood. The body will be returned here for burial and will be received by the Thornhill-Dillon mortuary. A resident of Joplin for many years, Mrs. Rodarme went to California to live 12 years ago. She had a wide acquaintanceship in Joplin. Her late son, Bert Rodarme, founded the bakery and operated it until his death. His son, Harold Rodarme, now operates the business. Mrs. Rodarme was approaching her 85th birthday. She suffered a fractured hip and a broken shoulder in a fall down some steps in her daughter's home and was taken to the hospital where she died. Besides the daughter in California, she leaves another daughter, Mrs. C. L. Nethery, 204 Patterson avenue, two sons, Charles Rodarme and Vern Rodarme, both of Seattle, Wash.; a niece, Mrs. Morris Boyd if Joplin and several grandchildren. All of her children were at her bedside when she died.
-------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------- Mrs. Kelly
Name: Eric Andersen Sat Nov 19 21:05:51 2005
Newspaper: Joplin Sunday Herald
Date of Publication: April 20, 1890
Obituary: Page 8: "Mrs. Kelly, an aged lady, the mother of Joseph Kelly, died Wednesday morning."
-------------------------------------------------- Joseph James
Name: Eric Andersen Sun Nov 20 19:12:51 2005
Newspaper: Baxter Springs Chieftain
Date of Publication: January 5, 1928
Obituary: Joseph James, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kelly, 730 Lincoln avenue, died at St.John's Hospital in Joplin at 7:30 o'clock Tuesday evening. The child, who was taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon, was only seven days old. Funeral service were conducted by the Rev. Ozro McKnight at the Harvey Chapel at 10:30 o'clock this morning. Burial was in the Baxter Springs cemetery.
-------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------- James Gibson
Name: V. Norwood Thu Mar 16 04:05:21 2006
Newspaper: Webb City Daily Sentinel
Date of Publication: October 9, 1920
Obituary: NECK CITY MAN DROPS DEAD AT BREAKFAST "James Gibson, one of the old residents of Neck City, dropped dead early this morning while going into his dining room for breakfast. He had been afflicted with heart trouble for a long time, but his condition was not considered serious. He made no complaint this morning of feeling worse than usual. He leaves a wife and children. He was about 60 years old and has been engaged in various lines of business until his health became too bad for active work." (NOTE: James was actually 75 years old when he died. He was born 5 Dec 1844. He is buried in the Weaver Cemetery. Tombstone reads "Jas. M. Gibson, CO. I, 9 IA. CAV."
-------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------- Carrie E. Underwood
Name: Rachel Schlichting Tue Oct 10 10:21:43 2006
Newspaper: The Carthage Press
Date of Publication: 5-12-1977
Obituary: Mrs. Carrie Underwood Mrs. Carrie E. Underwood, 93, 1416 Sophia St., died at 2:10 p.m. Wednesday at St. Luke's Nursing Center, where she had resided since last November. She fell in 1976, fracturing her hip, and her health had failed since that time. Born Jan. 21, 1884, at Jerico Springs, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fay. The family moved to Indian Territory in Oklahoma in 1888, moved to Seneca in 1896, to Joplin 10 years later and came to Carthage in 1911. She was married to John W. Nixon, April 29, 1903, in Carthage. He died Feb. 8, 1923. She was then married to George O. Underwood, April 14, 1934, in Carthage. He died Sept. 29, 1967. She was a member of the Church of Christ, Rebekah Lodge No. 844 and the Royal Neighbors Club. Four children preceded her in death. Gerald F. Nixon died Sept. 30, 1966: Lee Nixon died Oct. 3, 1969: Charles Nixon died Nov. 18, 1973: and Mrs. Anna Mitchell died Nov. 15, 1976. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Whitehead, Otis Ore,: four sons, Harry Nixon, Salina, KS; Grant Nixon, state of Texas; Fred Nixon, St. Louis; Henry Nixon, Route 2; 30 grandchildren and several great- grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Services will be 3 p.m. Friday at The Knell Mortuary. The Rev. Gerlad Holden will officiate with burial in Park Cemetery. The body will lie in state at The Knell Mortuary.
-------------------------------------------------- Harry E. Fay
Name: Rachel Schlichting Tue Oct 10 15:32:03 2006
Newspaper: Carthage Press
Date of Publication: 11-25-1964
Obituary: Harry E. Fay Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Clark chapel, Neosho, for Harry E. Fay, 80, Neosho route 3, brother of Mrs. Carrie Underwood of Carthage. The Rev. J. B. Kyger will officiate and burial will be in Carterville Cemetery. Mr. Fay died Tuesday in Cardwell Memoiral Hospital, Stella. He was born Jan. 21, 1884 in Jerico Springs. Prior to moving 22 years ago to the Neosho area, Mr. Fay, a retired farmer lived in Richmond, MO. He was a member of Friends Church, near Fairview. Surviving in addition to the sister are two sons, R.P. Fay, Washington, D.C.; and Rolla G. Fay, with whom Mr. Fay made his home; five grandchildren and 10 great- grandchildren.
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Name: Rachel Schlichting Tue Oct 10 15:39:19 2006
Newspaper: Joplin Daily Globe
Date of Publication: 1-23-1910
Obituary: Mrs. Fred Fay's Body Near. A dispatch received last evening from Herrington, Kan., by Mr. and Mrs. Port McGaw of Forest avenue informed them that the body of their daughter, Mrs. Fred Fay, accompanied by her husband, their three weeks' old baby and her sister, Miss Lulu McGaw, will arrive from Arizona this morning, but whether on the early morning Frisco train or later in the day depends upon whether or not close connections can be made. Arrangements for the funeral will not be completed until after the arrival of the remains.
-------------------------------------------------- Mabel Catherine (Hicks) Fay
Name: Rachel Schlichting Tue Oct 10 15:45:46 2006
Newspaper: Joplin News Herald
Date of Publication: 7-28-1955
Obituary: Neosho Area Woman Dies in Hospital Neosho, MO- Mrs. Mabel Catherine Hicks Fay, 69 years old, Neosho route 2, died at 8:40 o'clock Wednesday night in Freeman Hospital at Joplin where she had been a patient one day. Born July 2, 1886, in McCune, Kan., Mrs. Fay moved to Neosho from Caterville in 1942. She was a member of the Fairview Friends Church, near Carthage. Surviving are the husband, Harry Fay of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Irene Fay of the home; three sons, H. V. Nichols of St. Louis, Rolla Fay of the home and R. P. Fay of Falls Church, VA; two brothers, Ira Hicks and Omer Hicks of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Mrs. Anna France of Tulsa and Mrs. Ivy Woods of Napa, Calif.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Clark-Bingham funeral home.
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Name: Rachel Schlichting Tue Oct 10 15:54:58 2006
Newspaper: Carthage Press
Date of Publication: 8-25-1983
Obituary: Rolla Fay Neosho, MO- Services for Rolla G. Fay, 77, Neosho route 6, who died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a short illness, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Clark Funeral Home. The Rev. Paul Patton will officiate. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery, Neosho. Mr. Fay was born April 4, 1906 in Rolla. He came to Neosho in 1942 from South Dakota. He was a flight service communicator with the Federal Aviation Administration for 34 years and was a member of Fairview Christian Church in Carthage. He retired in 1965 from a Joplin facility. He married Irene Nichols in 1928 in Carthage. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Smith, Neosho route 6; a son, Harry E. Fay, Broken Arrow, Okla., four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Robert Fletcher, Jim Johnson, Art Baldwin, Dave Box, Tom Powers and Quint Ditmore. Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home.
-------------------------------------------------- Lee Roy Nixon
Name: Rachel Schlichting Tue Oct 10 16:09:49 2006
Newspaper: Carthage Press
Date of Publication: 10-3-1969
Obituary: Lee Roy Nixon Lee Roy Nixon, 63, 816 West Fairview, died at 8:20 a.m. today at McCune Brooks Hospital where he had been a patient since Sunday. Born March 8, 1906, at Republic, he resided most of his life in the Carthage area. He was married Feb. 1, 1933 in Carthage to Elizabeth Reynolds. He was a mill operator for Independent gravel company and attended First Christian church. Survivors include his wife of the home; his mother, Mrs. Carrie Underwood, 1416 Sophia; three sons, Gerald Nixon, 1914 River; Wayne Nixon, Youngstown, Ohio; and Charles Nixon, U.S. Army, Killeen, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Jeanene Crow, Carthage route 3; five brothers, Henry Nixon, 1013 South Main; Harry Nixon, Salina, Kan.; Charles Nixon and Grant Nixon, both state of California, and Fred Nixon, St. Louis; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Whitehead, state of Washington and Mrs. Anna Mitchell, St. Louis and 12 grandchildren. Arrangements will be announced by Ulmer Funeral Home.