Wanda M. Jones
March 6, 1917 - June 24, 2001
Wanda M. Jones, 84, of Anderson, Mo., died Sunday, June 24, 2001 at 1:03 a.m. at Freeman-West Hospital in Joplin, Mo., after an illness.
Mrs. Wanda Jones was born March 6, 1917 in Washburn, MO., to the late Samuel Monroe and Susie Elizabeth (Schrader) Haggard. She lived in the Anderson, Mo., area since 1959. She was a homemaker and member of the Anderson Church of Christ. Her husband Fava O. Jones preceded her in death on March 18, 1984.
Survivors include one son, Jerry Jones of Anderson, Mo.; two grandchildren, Richard Jones of Augusta, Kan.; Jeanette Morris of Latham, Kan.; five great-grandchildren, Shanna Jones, Wade Mace, Chelsea Jones, Savannah Morris and Billy Dean Morris; two brothers, Don Haggard of Goodman, Mo., and Carl Haggard of Haysville, Kan.
Funeral services for Mrs. Wanda M. Jones will be held Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. Mr. Tommy Burr, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in the Peace Valley Cemetery at Anderson, Mo.
Pallbearers will be Junior Dickey, Eddie Haggard, Les Haggard, Lonnie Haggard, Richard Jones, Wade Mace and Keith Patterson.
Visitation for Mrs. Wanda M. Jones will be held Monday, June 25, 2001, from noon until 7 p.m. at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 7 p.m.
Dec. 16, 1931 - June 18, 2001
James H. Phillips, 69, of rural Drexel, Mo., formerly of Noel, passed away June 18, 2001, at Crown Care Center in Harrisonville, Mo. Jim was born Dec. 16, 1931, at Butler, Mo., son of Herbert M. and Ruth McClarnon Phillips.
Jim was educated in the Noel, Mo., schools and was graduated from the University of Missouri with a B.S. in Agriculture in 1954. Upon graduation he was commissioned a Lieutenant in the United States Air Force and served 13 years of active duty, separating to the USAF Reserves in 1967. He retired with the rank of Lt. Colonel in 1982 after 28 years of total service.
Mr. Phillips was united in marriage to Lois Irene Ehrlich on Dec. 16, 1953, in Columbia, Mo. To this union three sons were born, H. Martin Phillips of Drexel, born at Travis AFB, Calif., Scott W. Phillips of Drexel born in Taranto, Italy, and David W. Phillips, Des Moines, Iowa, born at Wheelus AFB, Tripoli, Libya.
Jim was a visionary with a wide range of interests and influence. He served his Lord, his county and his profession of agriculture with an enthusiastic spirit that inspired those who knew and worked with him.
Jim accepted Christ was his Savior at the age of nine at Mill Creek Baptist Church in rural Noel, Mo., and served his Lord all over the world. He was active as Deacon and Sunday school teacher at Drexel Baptist Church, a member of the Ag Task Force for Belarus and a Lay Renewal Coordinator for the Missouri Baptist Convention and was an avid supporter of missions in all forms. He led his church to increase their financial support of missions and to participate in church building mission trips and lay renewals.
As Commander, 303rd Tactical Airlift Squadron, Lt. Col. Phillips led his AF Reserves squadron to receive the first Outstanding Rating awarded any reserve unit in the service. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and First Oak Leaf Cluster for the performance of outstanding service as Commander, 303rd Tactical Airlift Squadron and as Air Operations Officer for the 442nd Tactical Airlift Wing, Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base. Lt. Col. Phillips was a Command pilot of C-97, C-124 and C-130 aircraft attaining well over 10,000 hour flying time. 1960-62 he was assigned as a Guided Missile Operations officer with the Italian Air Force, Taranto, Italy, and 1963 as Squadron Operations Officer, Etain, France. Lt. Col. Phillips flew worldwide missions to the Far East, Near East, Africa, Vietnam, South America and Europe in his military career.
Jim grew up with a goal of flying and farming and in 1967, after attaining his goad of flying, moved the family to the farm they had purchased in Drexel, Mo., where he and Lois, with their sons, established one of the first confinement swine operation in Missouri. It continues today as Phillips Family Farms, Inc., under the management of sons Martin and Scott. He is also the former owner of Belton Grain Co., and Archie Ag Service.
Jim was a leader in many organizations related to agriculture and served as president of the Missouri Pork Producers, executive committee and chairman of PorkPAC, National Pork Producers Council, and chairman of the USDA Committee on Livestock and Livestock Products with input into the NAFTA agreement. He was chairman, 4th District FARMPAC for Missouri Farm Bureau, and member of the Board of Directors, Meat Export Federation, Governors Advisory Council, and UMC Animal Science Advisory Committee.
He received the Faculty-Alumni Award from the University of Missouri in 1995, the Gamma Sigma Delta Award of Merit in 1994, and the American Royal Farm Family in 1997 for his leadership in agriculture.
He is survived by his wife, Lois, of the home, and three sons, H. Martin Phillips and wife, Marsha, their children, Michael, Janelle and Nathan of Drexel; Scott W. Phillips and wife, Dwanita, their children Jessica, Elisha and Kathryn of Drexel; and David W. Phillips and wife Jami and son, Colin, of Des Moines, Iowa; and a sister, LaVeta Anderson of Columbia, Mo.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 22, 2001 at Drexel Baptist Church in Drexel with interment at Crescent Hill Cemetery in Adrain, Mo. Memorial funds may be directed to Drexel Baptist Church for the Swords to Plowshares, Belarus Ag Missions project.
Arrangements were under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, Mo.
Murrel E. Anderson
March 24, 1912 - June 19, 2001
Mr. Murrel Elza Anderson, 89, of Jane, Mo., died Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at 3:30 a.m. at his home after an illness.
Mr. Murrel Anderson was born March 24, 1912 in Jane, Mo., to the late James (Cado) and Ida Ellen (Witham) Anderson. He lived in the Jane area all of his life. He was a long time dairy farmer, loving father, loving husband and was loved by many nieces and nephews and friends. He was a member of the Simsberry United Methodist Church.
He was a loving husband to the late Myrtle Nichols Anderson for 67 years. She preceded him in death Feb. 5, 2001. He was a loving father to five children, M.L. Anderson of Noel, Mo., Bill Anderson of Jane, Mo., Jack Anderson of Anderson, Mo., Joyce Marrs of Jane, Mo., and Joan Whitehead of Carthage, Mo.; a loving grandfather to nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was a loving brother to Violet Parman of Carl Junction, Mo.
Funeral services for Mr. Murrel Anderson were held Friday, June 22, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the Simsberry United Methodist Church in Jane, Mo. The Rev. Kay Mills officiated. Burial was in the Jane Cemetery at Jane, Mo.
Pallbearers were John Anderson, John Wabunsee, Roger Meppen, Troy Henson, Bill Bean and Freddie Banks.
Visitation was held Thursday, June 21, 2001 at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo., where the family received friends.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Simsberry United Methodist Church of Quality Hospice in care of the funeral home.
Dr. Oscar Hager, Jr.
June 8, 1945 - Aug. 16, 2001
Dr. Oscar Hager, Jr., 56, Goodman, Mo., died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001, following a sudden illness.
Dr. Hager was born June 8, 1945 in El Paso, Texas. He moved to the area in 1963 with his parents and graduated from Goodman High School in 1963. Following graduation, he went on to chiropractic school in Davenport, Iowa, where he met and married his former wife, Rosemary. Following chiropractic college, Dr. Hager returned to Goodman in 1967 and began his practice and maintained that practice until his death.
He was a member of the Anderson Masonic Lodge, No. 621, the Scottish Rites Bodies of Joplin and the Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Temple in Springfield. He was also a member of the Academy of Missouri Chiropractors and served as secretary of the executive board for 30 years. He served as assistant Scout master of Boy Scout Troop 59 and as a deputy reserve for McDonald County under Harold Spears in the early 1970s. He was a devoted father and husband.
He is survived by his former wife, Rosemary; one son, Walter Hager, Goodman; one daughter, Eloise Patterson, Joplin; and a sister, Eloise Hager Elkins, Golden City, Mo.
He is preceded in death by a son, Oscar Hager, III.
Services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001 at 10 a.m. at the Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories and Dr. Dell Reed will officiate. Burial will be in the Neosho Memorial Park Cemetery, south of Neosho. Masonic services will be conducted at the gravesite and Ralph Williams will give the charge.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday evening at the Clark Funeral Home in Neosho.
Contributions in memory of Dr. Hager may be made to the Shriner’s Crippled Children’s Travel Fund or the Academy of Missouri Chiropractors, c/o Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
The family will be at the family home on Splitlog in Goodman.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Clark Funeral Home in Neosho.
Lawrence Herman Lawson
Sept. 14, 1923 - July 21, 2001
Lawrence Herman Lawson, 77, of Pineville, died July 21, 2001 at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale, Ark.
He was born Sept. 14, 1923 in Best to Samuel and Maude Rodgers Lawson. He lived in the Springdale area before moving to Pineville 13 years ago. He was a heat treater in the foundry for Brunner and Lay of Springdale, retiring after seven years. He was a member of Mount Zion Freewill Baptist Church and a 40-year Grand Mason.
His wife, Wanda Lee Lawson, died in 1998.
Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Lawrence Paul Lawson of Springdale, and Kenneth Lawson and Betty of Pineville; one daughter and son-in-law, Betty Hart and Thomas Ray of Rocky Comfort, Mo.; nine grandchildren; 20 step-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services were held July 25, 2001, at Mount Zion Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Burkshed Cemetery with the Rev. Eldon Bagwell and the Rev. Billy Joe Gentry officiating.
Visitation was held July 24 at the Sisco Funeral Home of Pea Ridge, Ark.
Memorials may be made to Burkshed Cemetery Fund in care of the Rev. Eldon Bagwell, 23502 Trial’s End, Hindsville, AR 72738.
Aug. 9, 1935 - Aug. 13, 2001
Mr. Calvin “Cal” Frank Kleinhampl, 66, of Pineville, Mo., died Monday, Aug. 13, 2001, at 4:20 p.m. at his home after an illness.
Cal Kleinhampl was born Aug. 9, 1935 in Denver, Colo., to the late James Richard and Mildred (Parsons) Kleinhampl. He moved to Pineville, Mo., in October of 1993 from Whitter, Calif. He was a member of the Northside Free Will Baptist Church in Rogers, Ark., and the Ozark Antique Auto Club. He served in the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include his wife, Maribeth “Beth” Kleinhampl of the home in Pineville, Mo.; three sons, Calvin Richard Kleinhampl of Lebanon, Mo., David Ralph Kleinhampl of Whitter, Calif., and Robert Austin Kleinhampl of Commerce, Calif.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Tina Yates of Pineville, Mo.
Graveside services, under the direction of Ozark Funeral Home in Pineville, Mo., were held Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001 at 11:30 a.m. at the Pineville Cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Woods officiated.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Northside Free Will Baptist Church, 13119 N. Old Wire Rd., Rogers, AR 72756.
Beulah Blanch Rogers
Nov. 16, 1903 - Aug. 13, 2001
Beulah Blanch Rogers, 97, of Anderson, died at 10:20 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, 2001, at Medicalodge of Neosho after an illness of two months.
She was born Nov. 16, 1903 in Lawrence County, Mo., to James T. and Rose (Blackburn) Chandler. Mrs. Rogers was a homemaker. She also owned and operated an egg farm. She was a member of the Banner Nazarene Church and a lifelong Splitlog area resident.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer (Polly) Rogers in 1949. She was also preceded in death by one son-in-law, Charles Hall, and nine siblings.
She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Vera Rogers of Anderson, Mo., Jim and Carol Rogers of Anderson, and George and Mary Jane Rogers of Goodman, Mo.; one daughter, Madeline Hall of Goodman; two sisters, Hazel Chandler and Elsie Bergen of Anderson; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Clark Chapel of Memories in Neosho. The Rev. Dennis Bergen and the Rev. Bill Hess will officiate. Interment will follow in the Banner Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Dr. Ron Rogers, John Rogers, Kyle Rogers, Earl Rogers, Darren Rogers and Rick Hall.
Contributions may be made to the Banner Nazarene Church, c/o of Clark Funeral Home.
The body may be viewed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 a.m. until service time Thursday.
Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home of Neosho.