Claudia A. "Jackie" Camfield, 75, Joplin, died at 7:55 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998, at a local nursing
home after a long illness. Mrs. Camfield was born Jan. 3, 1923, at Baxter Springs, Kan. She was a lifelong area resident. She was a bookkeeper at the Joplin Globe. She was a secretary for Oklahoma Tire and Supply and the former Hadley-Tatum Real Estate Co., retiring in 1985. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Baxter Springs.
She married Galen Camfield on May 15, 1940, at Neosho. He survives.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Roger Noah will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Stamp, Dale Palner, Forest Knisley, Denny Free, Larry Myers and Lenny Boyer.
Contributions may be made to St. John's Hospice, in care of Parker Mortuary, Joplin.
Mary Gertrude Smith Herrig, 65, Davis, Calif., formerly of Joplin, died at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, at Sutter Hospital, Davis, after an illness.
Mrs. Herrig was born March 11, 1932, at West Line. She lived in Joplin until 1949, when she moved to California.
Survivors include two daughters, Patti Taylor, Davis, and Lana Burke, West Sacramento, Calif.; a sister, Velda Roberts, Davis; and five grandchildren.
The body will be cremated. Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. today at First Southern Baptist Church, Davis. Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Chapel.
Services for Rosamond "Rose" Porter, 80, Joplin, who died Wednesday, will be at 10 a.m. today at First Presbyterian Church, Joplin.
The Rev. William Christman will officiate. Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Carthage.
Pallbearers will be Dick Moss, Bob Walker, Fred Laas, Jon Dermott, David Hall and Dennis Erwin.
Additional survivors include a sister, Allene Wiebe, Hollister, Calif.
WEBB CITY, Mo. - Beryl G. Brenner, 84, El Dorado, Kan., died Thursday morning, Jan. 8, 1998, at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital, El Dorado. Her daughter, Donna Edwards, lives in Webb City.
Mrs. Brenner was born Dec. 29, 1913, east of Atlanta, Kan. She later moved to Arkansas City, Kan., and graduated from Arkansas City High School. She and her husband lived near Cambridge, Kan., later moving near Dexter, Kan., where they lived for 40 years.
She worked several years as a cook for Winfield (Kan.) State Hospital and Training Center, the Good Samaritan Village and Grouse Valley Manor, Dexter. She moved to El Dorado in January 1990.
She was a member of First Baptist Church, El Dorado, and a longtime member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Dexter.
She married Robert N. Brenner on Oct. 17, 1932, at El Dorado. He died Aug. 3, 1974.
Additional survivors include a son, Bobby Brenner, Dexter; two daughters, Betty McCart, Liberal, Kan., and Marianne Cameron, El Dorado; two brothers, Robert Stickel, Knights Landing, Calif., and Wenton Stickel, Ponca City, Okla.; 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Miles Funeral Home, Winfield. Burial will be in Dexter Cemetery.
Friends may call after noon today and until noon Saturday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the Grouse Valley Manor, in care of the funeral home.
NEOSHO, Mo. - Ian Taylor Gilstrap, infant son of Silvia E. Tresvan and Dawson Larry Gilstrap, both of Neosho, was stillborn at 10:21 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin.
Additional survivors include a paternal grandfather, Robert Gilstrap, Joplin; maternal grandmother, Maria E. Peters, Los Angeles, Calif.; maternal grandfather, Bassanio Peters Sr., New Orleans, La.; three half brothers, Kevin Gilstrap, address unavailable, Robert Gilstrap, Noel, and Hans Tresvan, Long Beach, Calif.; four half sisters, Inga Garner and Ilke Tresvan, both of Murrieta, Calif., and Frieda Tresvan and Ursula Tresvan, both of Neosho; and a stepsister, Cheryl Espe, Cheyenne, Wyo.
No services are planned. The body has been cremated.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
WEBB CITY, Mo. - Ralph "Carl" King, 52, Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Webb City, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, at the Veterans Hospital in Tucson after a short illness.
Mr. King was born Nov. 10, 1945, at Newberry, Mich. He moved to Tucson in 1974 after living in the Webb City and Joplin areas. He attended Webb City High School and Missouri Southern State College.
He served in the Marines and the Army. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War.
Survivors include a daughter, Christina Lee, Springfield; his mother, Ethelene McDaniel, Carthage; two brothers, Johnnie King, Webb City, and Richard King, Carthage; a sister, Robyn Ikenberry, Carthage; and two grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church, Webb City. Calvin St. Clair, minister, will officiate. The body has been cremated.
Contributions may be made to First Christian Church, Webb City, in care of Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home, Webb City.
PIERCE CITY, Mo. - Phillip W. Legg, 69, Pierce City, died at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, at Cox-Monett Hospital, Monett, after an illness.
Mr. Legg was born May 31, 1928, at Delano, Calif. He was a retired reserve officer for the Internal Revenue Service. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses.
He married Samantha Wyrick on Dec. 29, 1965, at Oklahoma City, Okla. She survives.
Additional survivors include two sons, Robert B. Legg, Oklahoma City, and Phillip David Legg, Pierce City; five daughters, Charolott Robinson, Dallas, Texas, Delores Hinds and Beth Alexander, both of Pierce City, Phyllis Ward, Claremore, Okla., and Jessica Marley, McAlester, Okla.; a brother, Doyle Wingfield, Oklahoma City; a sister, Dorthy Geisbuhler, San Diego, Calif.; 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Muskogee, Okla. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Muskogee.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Lakin Funeral Home, Pierce City.
WEBB CITY, Mo. - Mary "Louise" McCreary, 74, 924 W. 11th St., died at 12:29 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin, after a short illness.
Mrs. McCreary was born June 26, 1923, at Purcell. She was a lifelong area resident. She was a homemaker and a Protestant.
She married Emmett McCreary on Jan. 24, 1946, in Webb City. He survives.
Additional survivors include a daughter, Trudy Spear, Webb City; two brothers, George Lee and Ralph Lee, both of Webb City; a sister, Della Rogers, Webb City; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City. Randy Wilson, minister, will officiate. Burial will be under the direction of Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home, Webb City.
Pallbearers will be Bob Lee, Bill Lee, Bill Parrish, Robert Truong, George Morris Jr. and George Morris III.
WENTWORTH, Mo. - Services for Grace Everhard Miller, 87, Gering, Neb., formerly of Wentworth, who died Tuesday, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at West Union Church of Christ, rural Granby.
The Rev. Steve Garman will officiate. Burial will be in Van Buren Cemetery, west of Pierce City.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Wessell Funeral Home, Pierce City.
ANDERSON, Mo. - Zelma Robbins, 84, Anderson route 1, died at 4:18 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998, at Freeman Neosho Hospital after an illness.
Mrs. Robbins was born May 10, 1913, in Anderson and was a lifetime resident. She retired from Kraft Foods in Neosho in 1978. She was Pentecostal.
She married John H. Robbins on Feb. 12, 1929, at Pineville. He died Oct. 9, 1994.
Survivors include two daughters, Gloria Gibson and Arlene Morgan, both of Anderson; a sister, Wilma Betts Winchester, Neosho; 12 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson. Cliff Thompson will officiate. Burial will be in Anderson Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Randy Humphrey, Kevin Robbins, Junior Gibson, Keith Platt, Jimmy Walters and Chris Robbins.
Visitation will begin at noon Sunday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
WEBB CITY, Mo. - Loyd D. Sill, 74, Webb City, died at 3:17 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, after a one-month illness.
Mr. Sill was born May 26, 1923, at Baxter Springs, Kan., and was a lifetime area resident. He graduated from Joplin High School in 1941. He was a maintenance carpenter at the Webb Corp. n Webb City, retiring in 1989 after 24 years. He was previously employed at Kersey Construction and D.H. Sill Drilling Co., Joplin.
He was a member of Oronogo United Methodist Church; a member and past master of Mineral Masonic Lodge No. 471, AF&AM, Oronogo; and a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local No. 232, serving as financial secretary and treasurer for the past 29 years.
He also was an Army veteran of World War II, serving from 1941 to 1945 in the Pacific Islands.
He married Patricia J. Smith on March 18, 1950, at Oronogo. She survives.
Additional survivors include two sons, Donald Sill, Hewitt, Texas, and Dale Sill, Webb City; a daughter, Janice Garcia, Joplin; a brother, Floyd Sill, Joplin; five sisters, Vera Perkins, Verna Johnson, Levita Kersey and Flo Howard, all of Joplin, and Lorena Endicott, Santa Maria, Calif.; five grandchildren, five step-grandchildren; and two step-great grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City. The Rev. Louie Lowe and Roger McKee will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin.
Pallbearers will be Gary Wuellner, David Behymer, John Maples, Richard Smith, Robert Musgrove and Robert Kersey.
Masonic services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Visitation is scheduled afterward.
RIVERTON, Kan. - Clarence E. Kinion, 71, Victoria, Texas, formerly of Riverton, died at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, at Citizen Memorial Hospital, Victoria, after an illness.
Mr. Kinion was born Feb. 18, 1926, at Pomona, Mo. He was raised in the Riverton area and graduated from Riverton High School. He received his bachelor's degree in accounting from the former Pittsburg State College.
He was first employed in 1950 at the DuPont Plant, Explosives Division, Carl Junction, Mo. He worked for the DuPont Corp. for 32 years, retiring as a purchasing agent.
He lived in Victoria the past 23 years, moving from Rockville, Ind.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Victoria; Scottish Rite, Terre Haute, Ind.; Zorah Shrine Temple, Terre Haute; and the Riverside Golf Association, Victoria Promenader's Square Dance Club and the Texas Woodcarver's Guild, all of Victoria. He also was a member and past master of Masonic Lodge No. 71, Baxter Springs. He worked as a volunteer at Christ's Kitchen, Victoria.
He married Mary Ann Paxson on Jan. 20, 1945, at Columbus. She survives.
Additional survivors include a son, Gerald Kinion, Kingston, N.C.; two daughters, Beverly Johnson, Coppell, Texas, and Renee Hedges, Hernando, Miss.; and three grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Victoria, under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Home, Victoria.
Local services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena, Kan. The Rev. Bob Simon will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin.
Pallbearers will be Kenny Kinion, John Kinion, Carl Mussa, Steve Paxson, Steve Geier, John Paxson, Terry Paxson and Billy Paxson.
Masonic services will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Members of Masonic Lodge No. 71, Baxter Springs, will officiate. Visitation is scheduled afterward until 8 p.m.
Contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, Victoria, in care of the funeral home.
ARCADIA, Kan. - John L. Polston, 94, Independence, Mo., an Arcadia native, died at 5 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, at his home after a short illness.
Mr. Polston was born June 6, 1903, in Arcadia. He was a businessman in the Kansas City, Mo., area for over 40 years. He previously worked as a building contractor in Southwest Missouri.
He was fiscal officer of Crawford County for six years. He also served as county clerk of Crawford County from 1943 to 1949. Before moving to Kansas in 1932, he worked for in Cherokee, Okla.
He was a member of Mirza Shrine Temple, Pittsburg, Kan., for over 50 years. He also was a member of the Pittsburg Elks Lodge and the Girard (Kan.) Masonic Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth E. Polston.
Survivors include three daughters, Jonnie Ruth Pollock, Independence, Fayanne Hoffmann, Joplin, Mo., and Shirley Jo Miller, North Providence, R.I.; a son, Stephen Lee Polston, Lawrence; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at George C. Carson and Sons Funeral Home, Independence. The Rev. Larry Kuhl will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence.
Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital, Galveston, Texas, in care of the funeral home.
JAY, Okla. - Linda Lou January, 54, Jay, died at 6:02 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998, at Grove General Hospital after a long illness.
Mrs. January was born Nov. 28, 1943, at Bentonville, Ark. She moved to Jay in 1971 from Skiatook, Okla. She was a homemaker.
She married Robert January on Aug. 20, 1970, at Gentry, Ark. He survives.
Additional survivors include three sons, Brian January, Jay, Robert January, Appleton, Minn., and Doug January, of the home; two daughters, Renn Lane, Claremore, and Crystal January, of the home; and five grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mount Hermon Church, Jay, with the Rev. Larry Kingfisher officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hermon Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Scotty Morrison, Stony Killion, Eric Long, Mark Nichols, Keith Bratton and Omer Bratton.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Hinderliter-Woodard Funeral Service, Jay.
MIAMI, Okla. - Purdem David Perry, 72, 1617 Park Heights, died at 4:56 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, at Baptist Regional Health Center after an illness.
Mr. Perry was born Sept. 6, 1925, at Hastings. He had lived in Miami since 1954, moving from Hobart. He was an Army infantry veteran of World War II. He trimmed and inspected passenger car tires for 28� years at the B.F. Goodrich plant in Miami. He retired in 1985.
He was a member of First Methodist Church, Miami.
He married Etheline Taylor on Nov. 23, 1946, at Hobart. She survives.
Additional survivors include two daughters, Deloris McCoin and Davene Metheny, both of Miami; and four grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at GAR Cemetery, Miami, with the Rev. Bob Barker officiating.
Pallbearers will be Tony Stansell, Jeremy Oswald, Pete Cooper, Virgil Harmon, Francis Whitesell and Danny Romine.
Arrangements are under the direction of Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.
WYANDOTTE, Okla. - Earl Rudy, 88, Wyandotte, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, at his home after a sudden illness.
Mr. Rudy was born Nov. 30, 1909, at Neosho, Mo. He left Neosho in 1921. He lived in Tulsa from 1929 to 1994. He moved to Wyandotte in 1994.
He worked many years for Franks Manufacturing Co., an oil-field equipment manufacturer in Tulsa. He also worked as a salesman.
Survivors include a son, Rylen B. Rudy, Austin, Texas; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
The body has been cremated. No services are planned.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.