JEWELL DEAN WEST
Jewell Dean West, 61, El Dorado Springs, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at his home from liver and renal failure. He was born on June 29, 1940, in Schell City, the son of Charles Thomas and Johanna Beatrice Murray West.
Dean was united in marriage to Sherley West on April 10, 1965.
He worked for many years at Producers Grain, hauling milk and at Witt Printing for the last 16 years that he was able to work. Dean was always a good worker and a good provider.
Dean's heart of gold reached out to family, neighbors and friends and especially to nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his three brothers-Robert, Eugene and Richard; and two sisters, Marie Cargill and Evelyn Hackleman. Dean will be greatly missed by his wife, Sherley, of the home; many nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
Services were held on Saturday afternoon, March 30, at the Hackleman Chapel with Rev. James Coleman officiating. Musical selections were provided by Barry Witt and Faith Trussell. Interment was in the Hackleman Cemetery under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Ron Stacy, Tom Gough, Mark Boultinghouse, Carl Webb, Mike Morin and Jerald Jones. Honorary pallbearers were Paul David Tate, Irvin Kennedy, Wayne Barker, Elton Markham and Valice Cargill.
DOUGLAS ANTON HALL
Douglas Anton Hall, 55, El Dorado Springs, passed away at 1 a.m. Monday, April 9, 2002, at his home, after a short illness.
He was born Oct. 28, 1946, in Fontanille, IA, to Anton Nelson Hall and Cynthia Verlene (Purdy) Hall. He moved to El Dorado Springs with his wife in 1998. He previously worked at Service Masters of Nevada prior to his illness.
On March 1, 1971, he married Charlotte Coak (who survives of the home) in Winterhaven, CA. Also surviving is his sister, Sheryl Dobbins-San Jose, CA; a son, Chad Hall-El Dorado Springs; two daughters, Karen Childers-Sun City, CA and Kathleen Johnson-Peoria, AZ and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Anton Nelson Hall, and his mother, Cynthia Verlene Foster.
After being saved in September 2001, he was baptized on Feb. 24, 2002, at Church of God (Holiness), El Dorado Springs.
Services were held at the Church of God (Holiness), El Dorado Springs at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, with Rev. Joe Trussell officiating. Music was provided by Faith Trussell.
Any donations can be given to the local American Cancer Society WIG Closet of Cedar County 876-3333.
Services were under the direction of Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home.
N. JO HELM
N. Jo Helm, 87, Joplin, passed away at 11:40 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at St. John's Regional Medical Center from acute leukemia.
Born August 14, 1934, in Hobbs, NM, she was the daughter of the late George Edward Bates and Clara Kegley Bates. She had lived in Joplin the past five years, moving from Salt Lake City, UT. For 26 years she was a real estate broker in Salt Lake City. From 1964 to 1977 she worked at American Oil Corporation. She retired in 1993.
She was Roman Catholic.
In 1963 she married J. Allen Helm at Idaho Falls, ID. He preceded her in death in 1987. A son, Jack E. Helm, also preceded her in death in 1982.
Survivors include a son, L. Kent Hornbeck, and his wife, Lynda, Murray, UT; a sister, Sherry Messick, and her husband, Marvin, Carthage; a granddaughter, Camie Merrill; two great-granddaughters, Kylie and Carson Merrill, and a special friend, Dan Mason, Carthage.
The body will be taken to Mountain View Memorial Park in Salt Lake City for services and interment. Local arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary, Joplin.
MARGARET PHYLICIE `PHIL' HOUK
Margaret Phylicie `Phil' Houk, 72, Stockton, was born in Odessa, on May 9, 1929, the daughter of Charles and Florence Green and departed this life on April 8, 2002.
Phil was married to Duane L. Houk on July 2, 1950, and to this union three children were born. She graduated from Odessa High School and earned her Bachelors Degree from the University of Missouri Columbia and a Masters Degree from Drury College in Springfield.
Phil was an active member of P.E.O., A.D.K., D.A.R., American Lung Association, 20th Century Club, Retired Teachers Association and Alumni Association of University of Missouri-Columbia.
Margaret Phylicie Houk is survived by her husband, Duane, of the home; one son, Michael Houk and his wife, Deb-Rose Hill, KS; two daughters, Marcia Bearor and her husband, Jeff-Paris Island, SC and Michelle Hunt and her husband, Bob-Columbia; one brother, Bob Green-Odessa and one sister, Charlene Primer-Houston, TX. Also surviving are three granddaughters-Leigh Bearor-Newport Beach, CA and Ashley and Kendra Houk-Rose Hill, KS; and two step-grandchildren, Kellie and Nick Hunt.
Visitation was Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home.
Services will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, at the United Methodist Church in Stockton, with Rev. Manning Miller and Rev. Tim Murph officiating. Music will be provided by Gayla Cross, Ann Miller, Kay Zimmer and Suzanne Gladden. Pallbearers will be George Graham, Lee Bowen, Mike Lane, Dallas Cramer, Abner Jones and Eldon Steward. Interment will be in the Stockton Cemetery under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home of El Dorado Springs.
The family suggest contributions to the American Lung Association or to the Stockton United Methodist Church.
RALPH H. KRAMER
Ralph H. Kramer, 75, El Dorado Springs, was born on Aug. 6, 1926, the son of Earl and Vera Harter Kramer on a farm near Walker. He passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2002, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield.
Ralph attended school near Harwood and finished school at Schell City. He enlisted in the United States Army on May 23, 1946, going to Germany. After his discharge from Berlin in October 1947, Ralph came home to the farm.
On May 27, 1948, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Gresham. This marriage was blessed with two children. After their marriage, Ralph and Dorothy moved to the Kramer farm near Fair Haven, where they farmed and raised cattle.
In August of 1969, the Kramer's moved to a farm on the Vernon and Cedar County line. While living there, Ralph worked for the Producers Grain until his health failed.
Ralph was a life member of V.F.W. Post 257 and he was also a Mason joining in 1948. Ralph belonged to the American Legion. He loved to fish and hunt and had planned on turkey hunting this year with his grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Lewis Earl; and his son, James Allen Kramer. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, of the home; his daughter, Brenda Lovewell, and her husband, William-El Dorado Springs; his grandson, Bill P. Lovewell; his granddaughters, Terese and Darla; six great-grandchildren; and his sister, Ruth Barker-El Dorado Springs. Also surviving are several brothers and sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews and a host of friends.
Ralph was a caring person. He was a great husband, father and grandfather and family was very important to him. Ralph accepted Christ as his Savior on Oct. 3, 2001.
Services were held on Sunday afternoon, April 7, at the Hackleman Chapel with Pastor Jim Smith officiating. Musical selections were provided by Patty Smith. Interment was in the Harwood Cemetery under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Gene Dale, Charles Spencer, Gene Hoover, Glen Koca, Scotty Elliott and Albert Barger. Honorary pallbearers were Don Fugate, Merle Hicks, Gene Lowe, Raymond Mundy, Jim Floyd, Ray Rice and Eli Choate.
CHARLES WAYNE LOWE
Charles Wayne Lowe, 74, El Dorado Springs, died April 3, 2002, at Cedar County Memorial Hospital in El Dorado Springs. Services were Friday, April 5, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Longview Funeral Home. Interment at Longview Memorial Gardens.
Wayne was born June 5, 1927, in Benton County, AR, to Herbert and Alta Lowe. He retired from General Motors Leeds Plant after 32 years and was an Army Air Force veteran of WWII.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Veleda Lowe, of the home; daughter, Lois Toland and husband, Mike-Kansas City; sons-Michael W. Lowe and wife, Theresa-Baltimore, MD, Dennis Lowe and wife, Elizabeth-Gladstone, Darrell Lowe and wife, Susan-Independence, Gary Lowe and wife, Debbie-Grandview, Roger Lowe and wife, Blanca-Greenwood; stepson, Brian Casey and wife, Debbie-Belton; stepdaughter, Jacklin Gaston-Lee's Summit; 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were under the direction of the D.W. Newcomer's Son Longview Funeral Home.
REV. DONALD D. MARTIN
Rev. Donald D. Martin, 70, El Dorado Springs, (Blackjack) born Feb. 28, 1932, in Delta, CO, the son of Dallas and Lois Martin, passed away at Cedar County Memorial Hospital on April 6, 2002.
Rev. Donald Martin was married to Donna Gail Redford on Feb. 25, 1951, and to this union six children were born. He had been a minister in the Church of God (Holiness) for 53 years. His Pastorates included Clovis, N.M.; Sunnyslope, AZ; Rogers, AR; Maysville, AR; Gravette, AR; Kirksville, MO; Macon, MO; Dentonville, AR; and currently pastor of the Blackjack Church. Bro. Martin served on numerous church boards including Home Missions, World Missions, Foundation, Publishing and Christian School Boards. He was an accomplished builder and cabinet maker. He built and remodeled several churches and parsonages, but his real love was helping to build God's kingdom.
Rev. Martin was preceded in death by both his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Gail, of the home; his six children-Ronald Martin and wife, Grace-Spencerville, IN, Doneta Lawrence and husband, Glen-Fulton, Celesta Cunningham and husband, Robert-Fulton; Rachel Billington and husband, Doug-Kirskville, Doyle Martin and wife, Nancy-Ft. Wayne, IN and LaVona Osborn and husband, Jeff-Greentop. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren; one sister, Mareta Davis, and husband, Ken-Prior, OK; and a host of friends.
Services are being held at the Church of God (Holiness) beginning at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, with Rev. Jack Smith, Rev. Joe Trussell, Rev. Randall Bland and Rev. David Tucker officiating. Music was provided by the Scott family. Pallbearers are Nolan Davis, Jim Davis, Wayne Worthington, David Henley, Kirk Bland and Kenneth Hubbard. Interment was in Love Cemetery under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home.