Oleta R. Thompson
GRANT CITY, Mo. -- Oleta Rose (Spangler) Thompson, 87, Grant City, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at a Grant City health-care center.
Mrs. Thompson, a homemaker, was a member of the Congregational Church, Wisner, Neb.
Born May 13, 1911, in Wisner, she lived most of her life in Allendale, Mo., moving to Grant City in 1978.
On Dec. 9, 1931, she married Forrest H. Thompson in Wisner. He died in 1990.
Mrs. Thompson also was preceded in death by her parents, John and Selma Spangler; two brothers, Elmer and John D. Spangler; and a sister, Isabel Wonderly.
Surviving: three sons, Allen, Grant City, Glen, Maryville, Tenn., and Bill, Chariton, Iowa; two daughters, Joyce Thompson, Grant City, and Shirley Steward, Sun City West, Ariz.; a brother, Eddie Spangler, Axtell, Kan.; 13 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home, Grant City. Burial: Kirk Cemetery, Allendale. Visitation: after 8 a.m. today at the funeral home.
Rayden D. Thompson
Rayden Dax Thompson, the newborn son of Dale and Christina Thompson, St. Joseph, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Additional survivors: a half-brother, Tootle C., of the home; a half-sister, Jennifer Templeton, St. Joseph; his Grandparents, Ken and Frances Branstetter, St. Joseph, Dale D. Thompson, Vacaville, Calif., and Barbara A. Finney, Winston-Salem, N.C.; and his great-grandparents.
Memorial service: 7 p.m. Monday, Calvary Baptist Church, St. Joseph. The body has been cremated. No family visitation is scheduled. Arrangements: Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph.
Dr. J.D. Wiper
PONCA CITY, Okla. -- Dr. J.D. Wiper, 88, Ponca City, formerly of Braymer, Mo., died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, in Ponca City.
Dr. Wiper, a physician, was born in Bruce Mines, Ontario, Canada, on Aug. 16, 1910.
He was a member of the Osage Heights Baptist Church, Ponca City; Masonic Lodge No. 290, Lemington, Ontario, Canada; Theta PSI fraternity, Kirksville, Mo.; and Odd Fellows Lodge, Honeywell, Mo.
Dr. Wiper was preceded in death by his parents, Robert D. and Mary; and a brother and three sisters.
Surviving: a son, David R., Braymer; a daughter, Linda S. Stratton, Braymer; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Service: 1:30 p.m. Monday, Baptist Church, Braymer. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Braymer. Visitation: after 9 a.m. today, at the Pitts Funeral Home, Braymer, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 tonight. Memorials may be made to the Baptist Church, Braymer, or the American Heart Association.
Leslie T. Karr
LIBERTY, Mo. -- Leslie T. Karr, 87, Liberty, formerly of St. Joseph, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at a Liberty hospital.
Mr. Karr was employed as manager/vice president of Scooley Printing Co., Kansas City, and American Business Forms, Nevada, Mo. He also worked for Clay-Platte Office Supply and Boggess Hardware before retiring.
Born June 8, 1911, in St. Joseph, Mr. Karr was a member of Liberty Christian Church. He also was a member of Masonic Blue Lodge Gate City No. 522, Kansas City, and Ararat Shrine.
Mr. Karr was preceded in death by his parents, Vol and Sarah N.
Surviving: his wife, S. Roberta, of the home; a daughter, Donna Holloway, Liberty; a son, Adm. Dale, Shreveport, La.; a sister, Rosa L. Bratcher, Auburn, Neb.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Service: 11 a.m. today, Church-Archer-Pasley Funeral Home, Liberty. Burial: 1:30 p.m. today, Mount Auburn Cemetery, St. Joseph. Memorial contributions may be sent to Liberty Christian Church or Childrens Hope International, 721 Hawthorne St., Liberty, MO 64068.
Mary W. Kent
CRAIG, Mo. -- Mary W. (Scott) Kent, 91, Craig, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at a Fairfax, Mo., hospital.
Mrs. Kent, a homemaker, was born June 10, 1907, in Barada, Neb.
On Dec. 24, 1926, she married Charles Kent in Oregon, Mo. Together, they lived most of their lives in Big Lake, Mo., before moving to Craig. Her husband, Charles, survives of the home.
Mrs. Kent was preceded in death by a son, Gene; her parents, George and Kate Scott; a brother, Jack Scott; and three sisters, Lena Gillispie, Emma Blankenship, and Anna J. Scott.
Additional survivors: a brother, George Scott, St. Joseph; two sisters, Lucille Dryden, Savannah, Mo., and Fannie Riggle, Oregon; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday, Presbyterian Church, Craig. Burial: New Liberty Cemetery, rural Mound City, Mo. Visitation: after 3 p.m. today at the church. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Nutrition Site, Mound City.
Ruth A. McGrath
HORTON, Kan. - Ruth A. (Hutchinson) McGrath, 89, Horton, formerly of Denison, Kan., died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at a Horton hospital.
Mrs. McGrath, a beautician, was the retired owner/operator of a beauty shop.
Born April 14, 1909, in Horton, she was a member of Denison Bible Church.
On March 3, 1953, she married Edward M. McGrath in Miami, Okla. He died in 1978.
Mrs. McGrath also was preceded in death by her parents, Clark and Mary Hutchinson; four sisters, Nellie Custer, Jessie Cambell, Bessie Whitcraft and Mary Burns; and three brothers, Orville, Elzie and Clark Hutchinson.
Surviving: a daughter, Mary Albee, Holton, Kan.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Service: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary, Horton. Burial: Horton Cemetery. Family visitation: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Ruth McGrath Memorial Fund, in care of the mortuary, 909 Central Ave., Horton, KS 66439.
Leonard J. McNarie
HAMILTON, Mo. - Leonard Jesse McNarie, 73, Hamilton, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at a hospital in Cameron, Mo.
Born July 31, 1925, east of Hamilton, Mr. McNarie was a graduate of Hamilton High School. While in high school, he was a member of the Future Farmers of America, and was selected for a state farmer's degree.
After World War II, he entered the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. He received his bachelors of science degree in agriculture.
Mr. McNarie was a member of the Hamilton United Methodist Church, where he sang with the choir and served on the administrative church board. He served as president of the Caldwell County (Mo.) Farm Bureau from 1965 to 1974.
On June 10, 1950, he married Mary Ann Engelbrecht in Cole County, Mo. After they graduated from the university, they moved to a farm on the Caldwell and Daviess counties, Mo., lines. They farmed there together for 43 years, retiring in 1993 and moving to Hamilton. They helped organize the Caldwell County Historical Society, and were members since then. His wife, Mary, survives of the home.
Mr. McNarie was preceded in death by his father, Jesse F.
Additional survivors: two daughters, Janet L. Schawo, Warrensburg, Mo., and Cindy L. Asher, Hamilton; a son, Alan D., state of Hawaii; his mother, Myrtle, Hamilton; and a grandchild.
Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Bram Funeral Home, Hamilton. Burial: Highland Cemetery, Hamilton. Family visitation: 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society's Missouri Division.
STAFFORD, Kan. - Mildred (Wright) Minnis, 92, Stafford, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at a hospital in Pratt, Kan.
Born Feb. 11, 1907, in Stafford, Mrs. Minnis lived there her entire life.
Mrs. Stafford, a homemaker, was a member of the First Christian Church, Order of the Eastern Star and the Pink Ladies Auxiliary for the Stafford District Hospital, all of Stafford.
On Sept. 21, 1926, she married Alva H. Minnis in Stafford. He died in 1996.
Mrs. Stafford also was preceded in death by her parents, David O. and Carrie F. Wright.
Surviving: a son, Douglas, St. Joseph; two daughters, Donna Lacock, Tulare, Calif., and Janet Jimison, Arkansas City, Ark.; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Minnis Chapel, Stafford. Burial: Stafford Cemetery. Family visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Stafford First Christian Church or the Pink Ladies Auxiliary of Stafford District Hospital, both in care of the funeral home.
Clarence H. Parkhurst
BETHANY, Mo. - Clarence Howard Parkhurst, 87, Bethany, formerly of Eagleville, Mo., died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at his home.
Born Oct. 5, 1911, in Ringold County, Iowa, Mr. Parkhurst was a farmer and truck driver.
On Aug. 29, 1932, he married Doris I. Bowen. She survives of the home.
Mr. Parkhurst was preceded in death by a son, Lyle K.; his parents, Victor and Lottie; five brothers, Marion, Floyd, Orville, Elza and David; three sisters, Cora Rhodes, Bertha Willis and Wilma Lewis; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Additional survivors: two sons, Marvin, Lamoni, Iowa, and Richard, Atlantic, Iowa; nine daughters, Donna Tull, Eagleville, Nadine Nigh, Princeton, Mo., Kathryn Henderson, Hamilton, Mo., Ruby Osborn, Leora McLain and Roena Collins, all of Bethany, Sandra Lynch, Webster Springs, W.Va., and Pauline Palmer and Erma Perry, both of Burlington, Iowa; a brother, Garland, Eagleville; three sisters, Ethel Bowen, Blythedale, Mo., Lucille Tribanz, Grandview, Mo., and Grace Hale, Hemet, Calif.; 43 grandchildren; 93 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren.
Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Roberson Funeral Home, Eagleville. Burial: Payne Cemetery, Hatfield, Mo. Visitation: after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends after 7 p.m. Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Harrison County (Mo.) Hospice, in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 46, Bethany, MO 64424.
Myrtle L. Allen
Myrtle L. Allen, 97, St. Joseph, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999, at a St. Joseph health-care center.
Mrs. Allen, a homemaker, lived in Sedalia, Mo., and Kansas City before moving to St. Joseph in 1987.
Born July 29, 1901, in Collins, Mo., she was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, St. Joseph.
Mrs. Allen was preceded in death by her husband, Archie B. Allen, in 1948; three brothers; and two sisters.
Surviving: two sons, Archie, St. Joseph, and Robert, Kansas City; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a stepgreat-grandchild, and five great-great-grandchildren.
There is no scheduled visitation or service. The body will be cremated. Inurnment: at a later date, Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia. Arrangements: Rupp Funeral Home, St. Joseph.
Raymond W. Campbell
Raymond W. Campbell, 79, St. Joseph, formerly of Edgerton, Mo., died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Mr. Campbell worked for United Telephone Co., in Mound City, Mo., and Edgerton. He also worked for Farmland Industries, North Kansas City, retiring after 33 years of service.
Born Feb. 5, 1920, in Percyville, Iowa, Mr. Campbell attended schools near Mound City.
He was a member of the Christian faith.
On Dec. 5, 1945, he married June E. Cook. After their marriage they lived in Edgerton until 1993, when they moved to St. Joseph. She survives of the home.
Mr. Campbell was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis N. and Nellie; and three brothers, Melvin, Owen and Willard.
Additinal survivors: a son, Ronald R., St. Joseph; a brother, G. Paul, Rolla, Mo.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Edgerton. Burial: Allen Cemetery, Gower, Mo. Family visitation: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
The Rev. Thomas W. Carlisle
BETHANY, Mo. -- The Rev. Thomas W. Carlisle, 68, Bethany, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at a Bethany hospital.
The Rev. Carlisle worked as a pastor in Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama and Arkansas. He worked with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association for two years as a film representative, and also served as a chaplain at the Tennessee State Prison.
After moving to Bethany, he continued to minister, and was a member of the Bible Believers Baptist Church. He also worked for 17 years as a night desk clerk at the Best Western Motel, Bethany.
Born Sept. 16, 1930, in Senatobia, Miss., he attended public schools in Tate County, Miss. He attended college at Clarke Memorial Baptist College, Mississippi Baptist College and Southwestern Baptist Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas. He earned his doctor of divinity degree at Tennessee Temple Seminary.
On Dec. 20, 1974, he married Lois Bradley. She survives of the home.
The Rev. Carlisle was preceded in death by his parents; an aunt and uncle who raised him; a sister, Mary; and a brother, Hershel.
Additional survivors: a son, Jim Bradley, Bethany; a daughter, Janese Courter, Bethany; four brothers, Tate and James, both of Jackson, Miss., and Bobby and Harvey, both of Senatobia; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Service: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany. Burial: Masonic Cemetery, Eagleville, Mo. Visitation: after noon today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends after 7 tonight. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Harrison County (Mo.) Hospital Charitable Blood Fund or the Thomas W. Carlisle Memorial Fund for Ministerial Education, in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 46, Bethany, MO 64424.
Nance (Wilson) Castellani, 69, St. Joseph, died of cancer Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at her home.
Mrs. Castellani, a homemaker, was a graduate of the Sacred Heart Girls School, Napier, New Zealand.
Born Feb. 4, 1930, in Lower Hutt, New Zealand, she lived in St. Joseph since 1972.
Mrs. Castellani was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, St. Joseph, and the Altar Society of the church. She also was a member of the Welcome Wagon Fifth Wheel and the Missouri Western Women, both of St. Joseph.
On Aug. 16, 1966, she married Dr. Joseph Castellani in Kabul, Afghanistan. He survives of the home.
Mrs. Castellani was preceded in death by her parents, William and Eileen Wilson.
Additional survivors: two sons, Mark, New York City, and Paul, Anchor Point, Alaska; a brother, Dr. Earl Wilson, Pakia, New Zealand; her twin sister, Bernice Killick, Palmerston, North New Zealand; and a grandchild.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph. Visitation: after 9 a.m. Tuesday, Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph, where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday, with family visitation following until 8:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society.