Friday, October 20, 2017

Larry Bollman

(From Mason-Woodard Mortuary)

Larry E. Bollman, age 75, of Joplin, passed away on Tuesday October 17, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his family, following a courageous battle with cancer and Parkinson’s disease.

Larry was born on November 28, 1941 in Coffeyville, KS, the son of the late Raymond W. and Grace (Tilton) Bollman. He attended Electronics Technical School in Wichita, KS. and Pueblo, New Mexico. He married Maxine Drummond on August 13, 1961 in rural SE KS and together they raised two children. He was a member of the Prairie Flower Bible Church.

Larry (cb handle, “Ramblin’ Boy”), worked as a owner/operator truck driver, until health would no longer allow it. Starting in his youth on the Bollman Dairy, Larry drove and appreciated many makes and models of trucks thru the years. However, he was always partial to the cab over, CAT powered tractors. For the bigger part of his career, he drove for Cyrus Truck Line, pulling tankers & hauling fuel to the Yellow Freight yard in Baxter Springs, KS. His mechanical and mathematical knowledge allowed him to always work on his own equipment, which he enjoyed. He and Maxine also enjoyed western swing dancing while traveling in the Southwest and Texas. 

He is survived by his wife of fifty-six years, Maxine Bollman, Joplin, MO; one son, William Bollman and wife Angela, Carthage, MO; one daughter, Sabreana Kassner and husband Wally, Stark City, MO.; and three grandsons, Tye, Cody, and Cooper Bollman.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday at Prairie Flower Bible Church in Webb City, Mo. Pastor Dave Ernst, (assisted by Matt Cawyer) will officiate. Burial of Ashes will follow the service at Edna Cemetery in Edna, Ks. On Larry’s final run, (over the same route he drove for years), he will be joined by a tribute convoy of semi trucks.

Memorial contributions may be given to Cal Farley Ranch of Amarillo, TX in care of the mortuary.

Wayman Perez

(From Mason-Woodard Mortuary)

Wayman Eugene. Perez, age 76 of Joplin, Mo. passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loved ones.

Wayman was born on May 27, 1941 in Bakersfield, Mo. He was the son of Emmett Nixon and Elsie (Tackett) Perez. Wayman’s family moved to Alaska when he was 9. This is where his love of the wilderness, fishing and THE LAND OF THE LAST FRONTIER stole his heart.

Wayman was a talented carpenter and a member of the Teamsters Union. His talents were seen in his handiwork in every home he lived in, in the gifts he made from swings to doll houses, and also in the loving manner in which he helped reconstruct and renovate loved one’s homes.

He was a kind doting father and grandfather who had a zany sense of humor and made everything Fun Fun Fun!!

Wayman is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Blythe Cox Perez, whom he married in Kauai, Hi., in 1984. Other loved ones include, Tara Perez of Seattle, Wa., Karen Lieurance and husband Rob of Joplin, Joan Cox-Ntiforo and husband Gustav of Albuquerque, N.M., Michael Perez of Lafayette, La., Jonathan Cox and wife Elaine of Albuquerque, Karner Cox and wife Rose of Albuquerque, Henrietta Stasser of Anchorage, Al., fourteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Wayman was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Patty Perez.

He had a heart of GOLD and his sincere gentle personality was incredibly endearing. All who knew him, loved him.

Memorial services are being held Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mason-Woodard Chapel. The family would love to visit following the service.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.

William Allison

(From Knell Mortuary)

William R. Allison, 88, Carthage, MO, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Nixa Nursing & Rehab, Nixa, MO. William Robert “Bob” Allison was born on October 22, 1928 in Cincinnati, OH to the late Milo Allison and Viola (Fansler) Allison. He worked as a master machinist for FAG Bearing, Joplin, MO. Bob married Dora Mae Steele on May 9, 1948 in Columbus, KS; she preceded him in death on August 23, 2002.

Survivors include two sons, William “Bill” Allison (wife Joni L.), Springfield, MO, and Gary Allison (wife Mary), Carthage, MO; five grandchildren, Jessica Allison, Christina Allison, William J. Allison, Jeff Allison, and Abby Allison; and three great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and two brothers, Milo W. Allison and Wallace Allison.

Graveside services will be held 11 am, Monday, October 30, 2017 at Park Cemetery, Carthage. Memorial gifts are suggested to Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO in care of Knell Mortuary, 308 W. Chestnut, Carthage, MO 64836. Online condolences may be expressed through Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary.

Richard Collins

(From Knell Mortuary)

Richard J. Collins, 67, Webb City, MO, passed away October 18, 2017 at Mercy Hospital, Joplin, with his family surrounding him with love. Richard Jay Collins was born on March 6, 1950, and was the son of Marcella Mizner. He graduated from El Dorado Springs High School, Class of 1968. He received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1972. Thereafter, he attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, was a member of the Missouri Law Review,and graduated in 1974. He was inducted into the Missouri Chapter of the Order of the Coif in 1975.

Richard was an attorney for 42 years and practiced in Jasper County, Missouri. He was partner of the Law Offices of Collins, Webster & Rouse, P.C. He was a member of the Missouri Board of Governors for eight years. He was also a longtime member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Carthage and served as an elder. Richard married Jo Collins on July 12, 2008; she survives.

Survivors include his mother, Marcella Mizner, his wife, Jo Collins, one daughter, Amanda Collins (husband Timothy Helms); three sons, Tim Collins (wife Jay), Clay Collins (wife Bobbie), and Ross Collins; one step-son, Gregg Klinginsmith (wife Rebecca); two step-daughters, Mary Jo Ayllon (husband Pablo), and Jill Anderson (husband Kellen); two grandchildren and six step-grandchildren; and four brothers, David, Nick, Lynn, and Dwayne Janes.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Homer and Ava Collins.

He was a quiet man who enjoyed cooking for his family, holidays, and family traditions.

Visitation will be held 2-3 pm, Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 8975 County Lane 170, Carthage, MO 64836. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 3 pm. Minister Silas Mehl will officiate. Interment will follow the service at Good Shepherd Cemetery, Carthage. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are suggested to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or charity of choice in care of Knell Mortuary, Carthage. Online condolences may be expressed through Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary.

Linda Stroupe

(From Derfelt Funeral Home)

Linda Verline Stroupe, age 63, passed away Thursday morning October 19, 2017 at her home following an illness.

Linda was born July 12, 1954 in Bonne Terre, MO. Her parents were Darrell Ray Sumpter and Verline (Skiles) Sumpter.

She had lived in Baxter Springs for the past 2 years, moving from Galena, KS where she had lived since 2007. She was raised in Doe Run, MO. She worked as a cook in several restaurants for a number of years. Her last position was a Therapist at the Family Life Center, Riverton KS.

She loved to crochet and work on other craft projects. She loved being with her grandkids Linda was the mother of 5 children.

Her two daughters preceded her in death, Anastasia Stoupe, and Jessica Sundean and her husband, Robert.

Surviving are three sons, David Matthew DeClue (wife, Carolyn), Columbus, KS, Darrell Ray Sumpter II, (wife, Rebekka) Columbus, KS, and Mark Andrew Stroupe II, (wife, Melody), Joplin, MO; one siste,r Margaret Junker, Clarksville, TN; and four grandchildren. Stacey Sumpter, Shailyn DeClue, Damian Domingues, and Andrea Stroupe. She was excited in knowing a 5the grandchild was on the way.

She was entrusted to Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena, KS for cremation. NO services are planned at this time.

Carolyn Boyd

(From McQueen Funeral Home)

Carolyn Maxine Boyd, age 68, of Fairview, Missouri passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 at her home.

She was born August 30, 1949 in Barry County, Missouri the daughter of James William and Danna Ruth (Burton) Stewart. On October 11, 1968 she was united in marriage to Jackie Boyd, who survives. Also surviving are one son, Jackie Boyd, Jr. of Noel, Missouri; one daughter, Jennifer Dawn Fisher of Fairview, Missouri; four brothers, Truman Stewart of Cassville, Missouri, Johnny Stewart of Dallas, Texas, Billy Stewart of Granby, Missouri and Allan Stewart of Wentworth, Missouri; two sisters, Nancy Tyler of Diamond, Missouri and Kathryn Kamler of Columbia, Missouri; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Carolyn received her education at Diamond, Missouri where she graduated from high school. Most of her life was spent in Barry County. For twenty-one years she was employed in quality control at Tyson’s. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, October 23, 2017 at Concord Cemetery in Exeter, Missouri, under direction of McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton, Missouri. Jamie Cope will conduct the services.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 4:00 P.M. Sunday at McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton.

Wanda Putnam

(From Mason-Woodard Mortuary)

Wanda Lee Putnam, age 83 of Webb City, Mo. passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Mo. following an illness.

Wanda was born on August 8, 1934 in Batesville, Ar., the daughter of W.C. and Elsie (Cowden) Loggains. She has been an area resident for many years, Wanda worked in dietary at Spring River Christian Village retiring in 1993. She was a member of the Spring City Church of Christ.

She married Archie Putnam on March 6, 1958 in Miami, Ok., he preceded her in death in 1989. Survivors include two sisters; Joyce Vann of Carl Junction, Mo., Glenda Felts and husband Tom of Riverton, Ks., three brothers; Sonny Loggains and wife Ann of Webb City, Billy Hardcastle and wife Arlene of Webb City, Ed Hardcastle of Joplin, and several nieces and nephews.

Services have been scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the Mason-Woodard Chapel. Burial will follow at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery in Joplin. The family will receive friends during a time of visitation prior to the service starting at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.