Mae Estella Thomas
WEBB CITY, MO. -- Mae Estella Thomas, 91, of Webb City, Mo., died at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999, at St. John's Regional Medical Center of Joplin, Mo., after an illness.
She was born March 8, 1907 at Nobby, Mo. She had lived at Webb City for the past 30 years, moving from Miami, Okla. She had owned and operated Stewart's Laundry at Miami for 19 years.
She married Mike Stewart. He preceded her in death. She then married Charles "Buck" Thomas in March, 1964. He preceded her in death on March 3, 1976.
She was a past Grand Noble of the Rebekah Lodge at Miami. She also was a member of the Rebekah Lodge No. 97 at Joplin, Mo.; the Republican Tricity Club, at Webb City; and the Jane Chinn Hospital Auxiliary, at Webb City.
There are no immediate survivors. The body has been taken for cremation. The cremains will be buried at 10 a.m. Monday at GAR Cemetery, at Miami. Arrangements are under the direction of the Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena.
Jack R. Winans
ARMA -- Jack R. Winans, 68, of Arma, died at 10:50 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999, in the emergency room of Mt. Carmel Medical Center.
He was born Jan. 30, 1930, at rural Erie, to Charles Cleo and Isabelle Versaw Winans. He attended schools at Wichita and moved to Cahnute in 1944.
He married Joan P. Johnson on March 1, 1958, at Newkirk, Okla. She survives of the home.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War. He worked as a mechanic for the P & M Coal Company, at Pittsburg, before retiring in 1988. He also assisted his wife in the operation of the J and J Flea market at Girard.
He was a member and trustee of the First Baptist Church of Girard. He also was a member of the Pittsburg Masonic Lodge No. 187; the Scottish Rite Bodies of Fort Scott; the Mirza Shrine of Pittsburg; the George C. Brown Post No. 26 American Legion of Girard; a past local president of the United Mine Workers; scoutmaster for Pack No. 63 of Pittsburg; and a former softball coach at Pittsburg. He also was a former van driver at Mt. Carmel Medical Center, assisted in starting a support group for heart patients at the hospital and helped charter the former Lone Star Baptist Church.
Additional survivors include two sons, Harvey Winans, of Riverside, Calif., and Charles Winans, of Wichita; two daughters, Betty Wilson, of Wichita, and Katie Winans, of Arma; three sisters, Louise West and Barbara Spradley, both of Chanute, and Charlotte Webb, of Riverton, Wyo.; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church of Girard, with the Rev. Peter McCallum officiating. Burial will follow in the Girard Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by the George C. Brown Post No. 26 American Legion of Girard. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home, 518 W. St. John, Girard, where friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday. Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home, Girard.
Paul Wesley Fields
LIBERAL, Mo. -- Paul Wesley Fields, 76, of Liberal, Mo., died at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, at the Girard District Hospital.
He was born Aug. 28, 1923, at Cabot, Ark., to Sam and Rose Etta Barton Fields. He was raised in Arkansas and attended Cabot schools. He moved to Liberal in 1963.
He was a retired carpenter and cabninet maker. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include three daughters, Betty Porter, of Liberal, Helen Bauer, of Jasper, Mo., and Pauline Hughes, of Moreno Valley, Calif.; three sons, Wesley Fields, of Lamar, Mo., Mark Fields, of Columbia, Mo., and Lewis Fields, of Pittsburg; three brothers, Fred Fields, Barney Fields, and Junior Fields, all of Arkansas; two sisters, Fannie Nubie and Rosa Mae Sawyer, both of Arkansas; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Grace Ann Fields; and three brothers, Sammy Fields, Tommy Fields and Frank Fields.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Liberal City Cemetery, with C.W. Betz giving the eulogy. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the Bedene Funeral Home of Arma.
FRONTENAC -- Waldine Hand, 81, of Frontenac, died at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, at the Sunset Manor Nursing Center. She had been in ill health the past few months and a resident of the nursing home since Sept. 29, 1999.
She was born Aug. 19, 1918, at Iantha, Mo., to Percy George and Eva Izabel Wolf Cavanagh. She attended school at Pittsburg and graduated from Pittsburg High School. She also graduated from Pittsburg State University.
She married Homer J. Hand on Aug. 14, 1941. He preceded her in death Feb. 10, 1989.
She taught business and commerce at Golden City, Mo., Cockerill, Sedan, Miami, Okla., Grandview, Mo., and Frontenac. She worked in the bond department at the National Bank of Pittsburg during World War II and helped open the first AAA office in Pittsburg.
She had lived at Kansas City, Mo., San Antonio, Texas, Dallas, and Hot Springs Village, Ark. While living at Dallas, she was the secretary to the president of Jesuit College Preparatory School, managed Carriage Dress Shop, and modeled for Neiman Marcus Department Store.
She was a member of the Village United Methodist Church of Hot Springs Village.
Survivors nclude a sister, Nadine Cavanagh, of Frontenac; several cousins, and a special friend, Elaine Mattivi, who helped proide for her care.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Brenner Mortuary Chapel, with Chaplain Peter T. Mayo, of Mt. Carmel Medical Center, officiating. Burial will be at Highland Park Cemetery. Friends may call after 11 a.m. today at the Brenner Mortuary, 114 E. Fourth St., where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary.
Claude A. Lee
BAXTER SPRINGS -- Claude A. Lee, 85, of Baxter Springs, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001.
Mr. Lee was born Nov. 9, 1915, at Indian Territory near Fairland, Okla., to Monte Lex and Sally Jane (Ball) Lee.
He had lived in the Baxter Springs area all of his life.
He married Norma Jenner in Miami, Okla., on Dec. 24, 1936. She survives.
Mr. Lee was a member of the Bethel Community Church of Baxter Springs. He was a former member of the First Assembly of God Church, Baxter Springs, where he had served on the building committee. He also had served as treasurer, a trustee, Sunday school superintendent, and a deacon.
He had been a member of the AF&AM No. 71 Masonic Lodge of Baxter Springs for more than 50 years. He also belonged to the Scottish Rite, Valley of Fort Scott, Farmers Co-op of Baxter Springs, and the Magnolia Chapter Order of the Eastern Star of Baxter Springs, where he had served as past patron. Mr. Lee was a member of the National Farmers Organization and received an agricultural award from the Baxter Springs Chamber of Commerce in 1989.
Additional survivors include two sons, Garry Lee of Joplin, Mo., and C. William "Bill" Lee of Tulsa, Okla.; a daughter, Sharon Lee Shackelford of Neosho, Mo.; a brother, Jack Dale Lee of Lebanon, Ore.; two sisters, Maxine Szita of Rockville, Md., and Kathleen Cornell of Jenks, Okla.; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and several cousins.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Derfelt's Baxter Chapel, Baxter Springs. The Rev. Mark Kerr will officiate. Burial will be in the Lowell Cemetery. Masonic graveside rites will be observed at the cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Derfelt's Baxter Chapel.
Mary E. O'Donnell
ARMA -- Mary E. O'Donnell, 84, of Arma, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at her home.
She was born June 13, 1916, at Arma, to John Pike and Jennie White O'Donnell. She was raised in Arma and graduated from Arma High School.
She attended Pittsburg Business College.
She was a retired clerk for the Social Security Administration. She worked in Baltimore, Chicago, Joplin, Mo., and Pittsburg offices.
She was a member of the Arma United Methodist Church and the Study Club of Arma.
Survivors include a sister, Nadine McDonald of Arma; a brother, John O'Donnell of New Orleans; and several nieces and nephews, including Gary and Betty McDonald of Pittsburg, who provided for her care.
She was preceded in death by an infant brother, Stuart O'Donnell.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Bedene Funeral Home, Arma, with the Rev. Steve Cole of the Arma United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Pittsburg Garden of Memories Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Bedene Chapel at Arma. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bedene Funeral Home, Arma.
Margaret C. Blair
Margaret C. Blair, 85, of Pittsburg, died at 12:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at the Sunset Manor Nursing Home of a long illness.
She was born Feb. 11, 1916 at Dewey, Okla. to John and Ethel Julian Demaree.
She attended the Sulphur School for the Deaf at Sulphur, Okla.
On Aug. 27, 1938 she married John T. Blair at Tulsa, Okla. He preceded her in death Jan. 29, 1998.
She was a member of the Family Life Assembly of God Church and a member of the National Fraternal Society of the Deaf since 1953. She worked at various jobs and was a clerk at a gift shop at McCune.
Survivors include two caretakers, Max and Patty Phipps of Arma.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, John B. Demaree.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Park Cemetery at Columbus with Max Phipps officiating. Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway.
James "Burly" Heiskell
James "Burly" Heiskell, 52, of Parsons, died at 6 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002 at his home. He had been in failing health since 1994.
He was born Oct. 6, 1949 at Parsons to H. Vernon Heiskell and Fernita M. (Divine) Heiskell. He grew up and attended schools at Parsons.
After graduating from Parsons High School in 1967 he did concrete work with his brother and the Hinman Brothers. In 1990, he was employed at the Parsons State Hospital and Training Center, where he worked until retiring in 2000 due to his health.
He was a member of the First Foursquare Church at Parsons.
On June 17, 1994 he married Patsy J. (Slaton) Roche at Parsons. She survives of the home.
Additional survivors include one step-daughter, Vicki Roche, of the home; his mother of Parsons, four brothers, Steve, Doug and Brad Heiskell, all of Parsons, and Jerry Heiskell of McCune; three sisters, Peggy Karhoff, Debbie Good, and Becky Swayze all of Parsons; one step-grandson and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Funeral services will be today at the First Foursquare Church at Parsons with the Rev. Steve Schulze officiating. Burial will follow at the Springhill Cemetery near Parsons.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home at Parsons.
SAN ANGELO, Texas -- Darrell McVey, 71, of San Angelo, Texas, formerly of Girard and Pittsburg, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at his home.
He was raised in the Girard area.
On Feb. 18, 1962 he married Patricia Davis.
He served in the United States Army in Korea.
Survivors include two sons, Richard Berryhill of Fort Worth, Texas, and Kenny Berryhill of Corpus Christi, Texas; two daughters, Sue Wallace of San Angelo, and Sharon Templer of Grape Creek, Texas; one brother, Don McVey of Alba, Texas; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Shaffer Funeral Homes Pioneer Chapel.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Shaffer Funeral Home at San Angelo.
Noel 'Don' McVey
ALBA, Texas - Noel "Don" McVey, 83, of Alba, died Thursday, Jan. 1.
He was born Oct. 18, 1921, at Cato, to Floyd E. and Mary Lucinda Russell McVey.
Mr. McVey served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He lived at Alba since 1973. He was a carpenter. He attended Pilgrim Rest No. 2 Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Mary Hill McVey, of Alba; one son, Michael D. McVey, of Butler, Mo.; one daughter, Lorna L. Emanuel, of Alba; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Patrick N. McVey; a great-granddaughter, Jenna Craft; three brothers and five sisters.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today at Pilgrim Rest No. 2 Baptist Church at Golden, Texas, with Brother James Spurgeon officiating. Burial will be in Pilgrim Rest No. 2 Cemetery, Golden. Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba.
Theodore Allen Place
Theodore Allen Place, 63, of Pittsburg, died at 4:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002 at his home after a long illness.
He was born July 10, 1938 at Seneca Falls, N.Y. to Edward and Laura Place.
He lived for seven years in Pittsburg having moved from Lakewood, Calif. He was an Army veteran and served in Vietnam. Prior to his illness, he was employed as a security guard at the Quapaw Casino at Quapaw, Okla.
He married Jean Shultz in Las Vegas in 1987. She survives of the home.
Additional survivors include his mother of Palmyra, N.Y.; two sons, Allen Place Jr. of Clayton, N.C. and Clinton Place of Webb City, Mo.; one daughter, Colleen Finley of Lake City, Fla.; two stepsons, Bradford Fee of Chinoltills, Calif. and Jeffrey Fee of Anahiem, Calif.; one stepdaughter, Lisa Fee of Anahiem; one brother, Andy Place of East Rochester, N.Y.; one sister, Ruth Place of Fontana, Calif.; eight grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.
Mr. Place was taken for cremation and a private memorial service was observed by the family.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Derfelt Baxter Chapel of Baxter Springs.
Bertie B. Roberts
LAMAR, Mo. -- Bertie B. Roberts, 80, of Lamar, Mo., died at 7:48 a.m. Sunday Jan. 6, 2002 at her home.
She was born Oct. 20, 1921 at Lamar to Elmer and Lena (Malone) Welsh.
On Oct. 13, 1940 she married Gerald Rice Roberts Jr. at Jefferson City, Mo.
Mrs. Roberts was a retired statistiaian for the space industry.
Membership was held in the Central Christian Center at Joplin, Mo.
Survivors include one son, Michael W. Roberts of Desatur, Alab.; one daughter, Patricia E. Pedersen of Osceola, Neb.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Daniel Funeral Home at Lamar with minister Doug Wilkerson officiating. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Daniel Funeral Home at Lamar.