Earl P. Moses
Earl P. "Chin" Moses, 83, a resident of Belmont Towers, died at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003, at his home. He was in failing health, but his death was unexpected.
He was born Dec. 17, 1919, on the Big Island near St. Paul to Harry and Icy Katy (Wilson) Moses. At the age of 5, he moved with his family to St. Paul, where he was raised and attended school.
He enlisted in the United States Army and served in World War II. He was stationed in the European Theater and served in England, Italy, Germany and Belgium. Following his discharge, he returned to St. Paul. In 1948 he moved to Erie, where he worked for the Erie Creamery until it closed in 1962. He then worked for Beachner Grain as a seed miller until his retirement in 1989.
He married Germaine Marie Bertrand on Aug. 22, 1946, in Belgium. She preceded him in death on Feb. 6, 1999.
While in Belgium, he became Catholic.
His hobbies included cooking, hunting and fishing.
Survivors include one son, Gerard Moses of Pittsburg; three daughters, Angie Knight of New York, Kathi Westhoff of St. Paul and Maria Windstrong of Frontenac; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Junior Moses of Oregon; and two sisters, Mary Alice Shears of Parsons and Ilene Cox of Oregon.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and seven sisters.
A graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Cemetery in St. Paul with the Rev. Daniel Vacca officiating. Military honors will be given by the Norris-Carter Post No. 116, American Legion. The rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Monday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home in St. Paul, where friends may call after 9 a.m. Monday.
Memorials to St. Francis Catholic Church may be left at the funeral home.
Eldon L. Mosler
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Eldon L. "Shorty" Mosler, 72, of Fayetteville died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at his home.
He was born April 22, 1931, in Oswego to Lois and Clyde Mosler. He grew up in Oswego.
He farmed in Kansas until 1976, when he moved to Arkansas and managed real estate and other businesses. He most recently was proprietor of Dot's Diner in Cave Springs, Ark., for eight years.
He married Dorothy Moore in 1952. She survives of the home.
He was a scout leader, a Methodist youth leader, a softball coach and sponsored student booster groups. As a young adult represented the Go-Getter 4-H club, competing in state fairs.
Other survivors include five children, Debbie Kitchin, Julie Mosler, both of Portland, Ore., Steve Mosler, Powhatan, Va., Sharon Ackerson, Fayetteville, Ark., and Mark Mosler, Vancouver, Wash.; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and his brother, Delbert Mosler of Altamont.
The service was Saturday at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Oswego, with the Rev. Pat Robinson officiating. Memorials may be made to Washington Regional Hospice, Fayetteville. The Nelson-Berna Funeral Home and Crematory of Fayetteville and Bath Funeral Home of Chetopa were in charge of arrangements.
Clarence E. Myers
Clarence E. Myers, 62, of 1900 Belmont died Wednesday afternoon, July 30, 2003, at his home. He had been in his usual health and his death was unexpected.
He was born Nov. 18, 1940, in Parsons to Roy A. and Thelma I. (McWhirt) Myers. He moved with his family to Great Bend, where he grew up and attended schools. After serving in the U.S. Army, he moved to Checotah, Okla. For a time, he was employed with Phillips Petroleum Co. in Bartlesville, Okla. In 1981, he returned to Parsons to work as a mechanic and a carpenter with his father.
He attended Wesley United Methodist Church.
He enjoyed visiting with his family and friends.
Survivors are two brothers, Arthur L. Myers of Denison, Texas, and Orgel L. Myers of Salina, Okla.; and four sisters, Shelia Wallace of Tahlequah, Okla., and M. Ruth Myers, Cozette L. Myers and Angela Myers, all of Parsons.
He was preceded in death by his mother, who died July 12, 2000, and his father, who died Aug. 20, 2000.
The service was today at East Bethany Cemetery with the Rev. Deborah A. Hanes-Nelson officiating.
Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Rebecca R. Myers
Rebecca R. "Becky" Myers, 19, of 2311 Briggs died at 4:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident south of Thayer Friday afternoon.
She was born Oct. 3, 1984, in Parsons to Ricky D. Myers Sr. and Rose M. (Holden) Myers. She grew up and attended elementary schools in Parsons. As a young girl, she moved with her family to California, where she lived for a time. In 2000, she returned to Parsons and graduated from Labette County High School in 2003.
While in high school, she was a member of VICA and had participated with her drafting class in the Great Moonbuggy Race at NASA's Marshall Space Center in Huntsville, Ala., for two years. She wrote poetry and loved art and music. She enjoyed being outdoors and with her friends.
Survivors are her father, Rick D. Myers Sr. and stepmother, Vickie Myers, of the home; her mother, Rose M. Drumgoold of Cleveland; a brother, Rick D. Myers Jr. of Pittsburg; three stepbrothers, Gene Gilpin of Parsons, Brian Gilpin of Wichita and Chris Gilpin of Omaha, Neb.; a stepsister, Cecilia Davenport of Parsons; paternal grandparents, Bill and Deloris Myers of Parsons; and paternal great-grandmother, Edna Boston of Coweta, Okla.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Koch officiating. Following the service cremation will take place. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.
James W. Neeley
INDEPENDENCE - James Wayne Neeley, 55, of Independence died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 22, 2003, at the Heatherwood Estate nursing home in Independence, where he was admitted on May 14.
He was born June 28, 1947, in Kansas City, Mo., to Lawrence James and LaVern Lucille (Robinson) Neeley. He grew up in Independence, Mo., and graduated from Truman High School in 1965.
He was employed as a Coca-Cola service manager from 1971 until 1993. He then worked in maintenance at Independence Community College from 1993 until this year.
He married Flossie Pearl Cowart on Nov. 20, 1965, in Altamont. She survives of the home.
He was a member of the Carson Masonic Lodge No. 132, A.F. & A.M., of Elk City.
Other survivors include one daughter, Sonja L. Conley of Independence; one grandson; and two sisters, Lillian Jo Rhone of Pleasant Hill, Mo., and Joyce Lorraine Welchert of Gardner.
He was preceded in death by one sister.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Potts Chapel in Independence with the Rev. Jim Blocher, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Independence, officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Altamont. Friends may call until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Memorials to A.W.O.L. may be left at the funeral home.
Charles E. Hugh Nelson
WELCH, Okla. - Charles E. Hugh Nelson, 87, of Welch, Okla., died Saturday, June 12, 2004, at St. John's Hospital in Tulsa after a short illness.
He was born July 28, 1916, in Dover, Okla., to Charles and Edith Nelson. He served in the Navy during World War II. He served on the USS Dale destroyer from 1942 to 1945.
Mr. Nelson was a lifelong farmer. He worked for the O'Brien Rock Co. for many years as a heavy equipment operator.
He married Verna Mae Vadder on June 1, 1934, in Dover. She survives of the home.
He was a member of the Sunshine Bible Church, where he served as a superintendent and Sunday school teacher for several years. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and flowers.
Survivors include two sons, Charley Joe Nelson of Barnsdall, Okla., and Gary Lynn Nelson of Overland Park; four daughters, Deanna Elaine Forrest of Yukon, Okla., Sandra Sue Baker of Lancaster, Wis., Patricia Ann Thompson of Parsons and Ginger Ranae Greene of Inola, Okla.; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a sister, Betty Hafner of Oklahoma City; and a brother, C.J. Nelson of North Carolina.
He was preceded in death by three sisters; two brothers; and his daughter, Pamela Kaye Nelson.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Thomas Funeral Home in Welch with the Rev. John Butterman officiating. Military rites will be performed by Veterans Detail, American Legion Post 147. Burial will be in Walker Cemetery northwest of Welch.
Frances Lambert Russell Moody Newman
HOUSTON - Frances Lambert Russell Moody Newman, 96, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003.
She was born Nov. 4, 1906, to Edward and Beatrice (Van Meter) Russell in Parsons. She received her education from public and parochial schools in Kansas, Ward Bellmont in Nashville, Tenn., Hockaday School for Girls and Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
She was chairman of the board of the Moody Foundation and an international philanthropist. She was a World War II uniformed women's auxiliary worker and was the leader of two major charitable foundations.
She married Shearn Moody Sr. on Aug. 26, 1931. He preceded her in death in 1936.
She married British industrialist Augustus James Newman in 1953. They maintained homes in England, Monte Carlo, New York and Palm Beach, Fla., where she was involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors, including St. Mary's Hospital. He preceded her in death in 1977.
Survivors include one son, Robert Lewis Lee Moody; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, U.S.N. Adm. Benjamin Russell; an infant son; and her oldest son, Shearn Moody Jr.
The service was today at Malloy and Son Funeral Home in Galveston, Texas, with the Rev. Ronald Pogue, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church officiating. Burial was in the Moody Family Mausoleum at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock.
Memorials may be sent to Moody Gardens Inc., 1 Hope Boulevard, Galveston, Texas, 77554, or to the charity of the donor's choice.
Margurette E. Newton
MAGALIA, Calif. - Margurette Elizabeth Newton, 83, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003.
She was born in Burkb-urnette, Texas, on Nov. 16, 1920, to Leonard and Lottie Belt. She lived in Parsons for a number of years. She married James E. Newton in 1941. She and her husband moved to California in 1959. When her husband retired in 1981, the couple moved back to Parsons. Two years ago she returned to Magalia to be near her son and daughter.
She was a nurse. She also enjoyed caring for animals.
Survivors include a son, Leonard E. Newton, of Magalia; five daughters, Lila E. Cann and Charlotte E. Vaughn, both of Salinas, Calif., Anita E. Locke of Parsons, Maria E. Hurst of North Carolina and Lynda E. Benini of Paradise, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Brooksie M. Newton of Parsons and Beulah Dhooghe of St. Paul; 13 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Chapel at the Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home, Chico, Calif., with Pastor Doug Crowder officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Newton-Bracewell Cremation and Funeral Service of Magalia.
BARTLETT - Maurine Noble, 80, of rural Bartlett died at 10:10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, where she entered Tha-nksgiving day.
She was born on March 8, 1923, in Oswego to Fred H. and Lureen Hildred (Reedy) Stice. She grew up and attended schools in Chetopa.
She married James H. Noble on Sept. 22, 1940, in Joplin. He preceded her in death on Nov. 22, 1983. They resided in the Bartlett area.
She was a homemaker and helped her husband on the family farm.
She enjoyed cooking and quilting and had made a quilt for each of her grandchildren. She served on the Hackberry Township election board, the board of directors of the American State Bank of Oswego.
She was a member of United Methodist Church at Bartlett, the Parsons Country Club and the Excelsior Chapter No. 86, Order of the Eastern Star, in Chetopa.
Survivors include two sons, William "Bill" Noble and his wife, Anita, and Larry J. Noble and his wife, LaFaye, all of rural Bartlett; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Eloise Hahn of rural Bartlett; and one sister-in-law, Marilyn Noble of Pittsburg.
She was also preceded in death by her brother, Marion Lloyd Stice, on Aug. 8, 1972.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church in Bartlett with the Rev. Dean Knewtson officiating. Burial will be in Lake Creek Cemetery near Bartlett. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Parsons.
Memorials to United Methodist Church in Bartlett or to St. John's Regional Medical Center Palliative Care Unit in Joplin may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons.
Darrell G. North
COLUMBUS - Darrell G. "Bubba" North, 56, of Columbus died Monday, June 7, 2004, at St. John's Medical Center in Joplin.
He was born on May 3, 1948, in Hallowell, to Edward and Audrey (Spriggs) North. He graduated from Columbus High School in 1966 and from Pittsburg State University in 1976 as an education specialist.
He taught school for 29 years, including eight years in Altamont USD 506 and 21 in Columbus USD 493. He was an Outstanding Young Educator winner in both USD 506 and USD 493. He was also a Golden Apple nominee.
He married Beverly Kay Rennie on Feb. 5, 1966. She survives of the home.
He was a member of First Christian Church, where he served on several committees, the Jaycees, past member of the board of Columbus Country Club, past member of the board of Columbus Public Library and past member of the Gideons and the Lions Club.
Survivors include one son, Brian of Columbus; two granddaughters, BreAnna Kay and Kaitlyn Maschella of Columbus; one grandson, Aaron Flood of Columbus; two brothers, Garrell Dene and Len Earl North of Huntsville, Ala.; one sister, Jama Rene White of Columbus; and nine nephews and nieces.
The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Murdock Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Joe Gentzler of First Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in McKee Cemetery in rural Columbus. Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials to First Christian Church may be mailed to the funeral home, 132 East Pine, Columbus.