Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Norma Sullivan

(From Buchanan Funeral Home)

Norma Sue Sullivan, 78, of Monett, MO went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Monday, October 22, 2018, while at her home. She was comforted with her family at her side.

Sue was born on October 25, 1939 in Monett, MO, daughter of the late Warren Roscoe Myers and Emma Ruth (Dinan) Myers. At the age of 18, Sue was saved and baptized by Reverend Larry Copley at Temple Baptist Church in Monett. Sue was a 50-year member of Temple Baptist Church and presently a member of New Site Baptist Church in Monett.

Sue had worked for the Sarago Manufacturing Company in Pierce City for several years as well as Jumping Jacks Shoe in Monett, Mo. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, cooking for the family, and getting out the toughest of stains from the grandkids clothes. Nothing brought her more joy than seeing the smiles on her great-grandchildren’s faces.

On March 6, 1959, Sue married Jimmie Sullivan. To this union, three children were born. They were blessed with over fifty-eight years of wonderful memories made together.

Sue is survived by two daughters, Deborah Collins, of Springfield, MO and Rebecca Sullivan, of Granby, MO; one brother, Pat Myers, of Pierce City, MO; four grandchildren, Nicole, Nathan, Mackenzie and Luke; five great-grandchildren, Blaine, Mollie, Landon, Sydnee and Emma; as well as a host of family and friends that will dearly miss her.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Warren Roscoe and Emma Ruth Myers; and one daughter, Teresa Sullivan. Sue was also preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie Sullivan. Since Papaw’s departure from this earth to his Heavenly Father 17 months ago, Sue’s desire to be reunited with her lifelong companion and her daughter, Teresa, has come to pass. Her faith has now become sight as she is in the presence of her Lord and Savior.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 26, 2018 at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Monett. Reverend Aaron Weibel will be officiating. Visitation will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Meals on Wheels or Berean Christian Academy in care of the funeral home.

Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, MO.


Wanda Lawrence

(From Hedge-Lewis-Goodwin Funeral Home)

November 10, 1930 to October 21, 2018

Wanda Mae Lawrence, a lifelong Carthage Missouri resident passed October 21, Searcy Arkansas following a sudden illness.

She leaves behind two sons, George Thomas Clayton and wife, Angela, Searcy Arkansas, James L. Lawrence and wife, Jo, Alba, Missouri; six grandchildren, Amber, Cassie, Jake, Gail, Roy, Troy; 11 great-grandchildren, Hailey, Cody, Autumn, Olivia, Reagan, Emily, Erin, Kyle, Kaity, Cairo, Knox; one brother, Lavanus Spry.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Juanita Spry; two husbands, George H. Clayton, James L. Lawrence; one son, Donnie Clayton, one daughter; Connie Clayton; four sisters, Betty Stark, Evelyn Johnson, Janice Spry, Phillis Spry; and one brother, Charles Spry.

She was a lifelong member of Christ Church of Perseverance and was retired from Precious Moments where she worked in the gift shop.

Wanda’s love of life will be missed by everyone who knew her. She wants every one of her family and friends to know that she loved you all dearly and looks forward to meeting you again someday on the other side.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 26, 2018 at Christ Church of Perseverance with Tom Black minister officiating. Burial will follow at Weaver Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are requested to Christ Church of Perseverance and may be sent in care of the funeral home.


Kathryn Hubbard

(From Parker Mortuary)

Kathryn Ann Hubbard, age 64 of Joplin, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Joplin Health and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born on August 5, 1954 in Webb City, Missouri to the late Lloyd McClearen and Mildred Newby McClearen.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Steven McClearen.

Kathy worked as a waitress for several years, and attended Central Christian Center.

Survivors include one brother, Jim Jones, Joplin; two sisters, Diane Morris and Judy Hubbard, both of Joplin; and one niece, Tammie Davenport, Joplin.

Interment will be held at a later date at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Webb City.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.


Nancy Harwell

(From Knell Mortuary)

Nancy Nell Harris Harwell, 93, died peacefully at St. Luke’s Care Center in Carthage, Missouri on September 25, 2018. Nancy had been living at St. Luke’s Assisted Living for a year and a half be-fore she became ill. She was the wife of Robert E. Harwell, who died in 2014. They were married for 67 years.

Nancy taught elementary school in Abilene, Texas and then in Jasper, Missouri for over 30 years. Nancy also contributed her beautiful alto voice to the choir at both Church of the Heavenly Rest, Episcopal Church, in Abilene and Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage, Missouri. She and Robert were regular volunteers at the Nearly New Consignment Shop in Carthage and for four years were volunteers at the George Washington Carver Memorial in Diamond. They were members of the Newtonia Battlefield Protection Association. After Robert was diagnosed with macular degeneration, they became active members of the Joplin Service Club for the Blind. Nancy was Robert’s “sighted guide” through their many years of service and fellowship there.

Nancy was born July 20, 1925 in Newtonia, Missouri to Mary Helen Chapman Harris and Howard Bentley Harris. She graduated from Garber High School in Garber, Oklahoma in 1943. She gradu-ated from McMurry University in Abilene, Texas in 1947. She went back to school in her 30’s and got her teaching certificate and began teaching in Abilene. After the family moved to Missouri, she taught in Jasper until her retirement in 1997. She was a member of NEA and MSTA.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan Harwell and husband, Gary Moeller of Frederick, Maryland; her son, Bruce and wife, Angie Harwell of Carthage, Missouri and her son, Bob and wife, Deb Harwell of Blue Springs, Missouri. She is also survived by her granddaughter, Ivy and husband, LTC Joe LaTendresse of Leavenworth, Kansas; her grandson, Tyler and wife, Meggan Harwell of Carthage, Missouri; her grandson, Grant Harwell and fiancé, Lenisha Williams of Atlanta, Georgia; her grandson, Mason Harwell of Blue Springs, Missouri; her granddaughter, Susan and husband, Robert Koritz of Chesterfield, Missouri. She is also survived by four beautiful great grandchildren, Charlotte Ann and Cole Alexander LaTendresse of Leavenworth, Kansas and Levi Scott and Noah Lennon Koritz of Chesterfield, Missouri. She is also survived by her special young friend, Sophie Merrill.

Honorary pallbearers are Tom and Gail Higdon, Heidi Todd, Barbara Mountjoy, Jerry and Doris Sample, Keith Garber, Frank and Donna Lane, Dale and Ginny Hopp, Bud and Sherian Rogers, Do-ris Everett, Roberta Probert, Ann Ulmer, Donnie Mitchell, Darrell
Waggoner and David Weems.

Nancy’s family would like to thank Sherry Poff, Heidi Todd, Misty Newby, Emily Brackeen-Carnes, Barb Stewart and Rick Warden of Visiting Angels for their many hours giving loving, com-passionate, attentive care to both Nancy and Robert. Nancy’s family would also like to thank the wonderful staff at St. Luke’s Arbors Assisted Living wing for the personal and loving care given to her during her stay there.

A funeral service including Holy Communion will be held 10 am, Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Grace Episcopal Church, 820 Howard Street, Carthage, MO, 64836. The Very Reverend Steven Wilson and the Reverend Ted Estes will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Grace Episcopal Church Columbarium next to the church. Memorial gifts are suggested to the Joplin Service Club of the Blind, 311 S. Shifferdecker, Joplin, MO 64801 or to Grace Episcopal Church, 820 Howard St. P.O. Box 596, Carthage, MO, 64836. Online condolences may be expressed through www.knellmortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary, Carthage, MO.


Vonda Roderick

(From Knell Mortuary)

Vonda Ruth Roderick, 74, Carthage, MO, passed away early Saturday morning, September 29, 2018 at her home with family by her side. Vonda Ruth Bennett was born February 24, 1944 in Kasson, WV to the late Roy Bennett and Martha H. (Nethken) Bennett. She graduated from high school in Columbus, OH in 1979. She worked in food service at McCune-Brooks Mercy Hospital in Carthage. Vonda married Charles Roderick on August 18, 1962 in Lisbon, OH; he survives. She was a member of the First PresbyterianChurch, Carthage.

Survivors include her husband, one daughter, Anita Dallies (Jerry), Joplin, MO; two brothers, Leonard Bennett (Emily), Columbiana, OH, and Daniel Bennett (Cheryl), Salem, OH; one sister, Ulah Blakeman (Robert), Springfield, OH; five grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Timmy Roderick, and one sister Wanda Bennett.

Graveside funeral services were held Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Fasken Cemetery, Carthage. Rev. Greg Esselman officiated. Online condolences may be expressed through www.knellmortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary.


Etta Mitchell

(From Knell Mortuary)

Etta Mae Mitchell, 94, Carthage, MO, passed away Friday, October 5, 2018 at the Sarcoxie Nursing Home.

She was born on November 9, 1923 in Rowe, Ok to the late Vernon Hankla and Alice (Owens) Hankla. She married Claude Mitchell Sr. on May 15, 1923 in Lamar, MO he preceded her in death on July 18, 1973. Etta worked in retail at TG&Y and later for Ramsey’s in Carthage. She was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church of Carthage, and the Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed Music, ceramics, and gardening.

Survivors include one daughter, Karla Amaro (AL), Wichita, Ks; a son, Claude Mitchell JR. (Cindy), Carthage, Mo; eight grandchildren, and several great and great-great grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Borland, a son, Richard Mitchell, and a grandson Jeff Hart.

Graveside services were held Thursday October 11, 2018 at the Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of the Knell Mortuary. Online condolences may be expressed through www.knellmortuary.com.


Sheila Thornton

(From Knell Mortuary)

Sheila E. Thornton, 59, Carthage, MO, passed away Monday evening, October 8, 2018, at her home with family by her side.

Sheila Elaine Dickson was born August 23, 1959 in Kennett, MO to Carl LeRoy Dickson and Ophelia (Eagan) Dickson. She graduated from Carthage High School, Class of 1977. She then received her Associate of Technical Acts degrees from Centralia Community College and Washington State. Sheila married Kenneth W. Thornton on April 2, 2012 in Eureka Springs, AR; he survives. She worked at Justin Boot for 13 years and then worked at Jasper Popcorn in Jasper for one year. She was a member of the Grand Avenue Church of God, Carthage.

Survivors include her mother, Ophelia; her husband, Kenneth; two sons, Matthew Wayne Thornton, Carthage, MO, and Steve Wayne Bicondova, Euphrata, WA; two daughters, Lisa Marie Thornton, Milford, IL, and Tina Marie Maggard (Christopher), Carl Junction, MO; one brother, Robert Calvin Taylor, Jr., Lamar, MO; four sisters, Roma Stark (Marty), Neosho, MO, Theresa Hampton, Springfield, MO, Shawna Marie Beam (James), Carthage, MO, and Kimberly Ann Vann, Carthage, MO; and eight grandchildren, Alexis Bicondova, Olivia Bicondova, Carver Anderson, Mason Valle, Chloe Valle, Connor Valle, Dennis Maggard, and Ellisa Maggard.

She was preceded in death by her father, Carl, one daughter, Amy May Bicondova, and one brother, Donald Wayne Stepp.

A celebration of life were held 6 pm, Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Grand Avenue Church of God, Carthage. Private family inurnment will take place at a later date. Memorial gifts are suggested to American Cancer Society in care of Knell Mortuary. Online condolences may be expressed through www.knellmortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary.