Friday, June 23, 2017

Jason Chenault

(From Weng Funeral Chapel)

Jason Scott Chenault, 41 of Jasper, Missouri passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at his home.

 He was born February 10, 1976 in Phillipsburg, Kansas. to Stephen Leroy and Sandra (Chenault) Page. Jason was a cook for Sirloin Stockade in Carthage. 

Survivors include his father, Stephen Page of Carthage, MO.. His mother, Sandra Smith of Carthage, MO.. His girlfriend, Crystal Mathis of Jasper, MO.. Two daughters, Mackinze and Tennessee Chenault of Jasper, MO..Two step-children, Daniel and Haley Mathis of Jasper, MO..Three brothers, Benjamin, Phillip, and James Page. One sister, Allyson Spurgeon. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. The body has been cremated.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Weng Funeral Chapel. Online condolences can be made at

Thomas Bennett

(From Mason-Woodard Mortuary)

Thomas Earl Bennett, age 76, of Oronogo, Mo., passed away on Thursday June 22, 2017, at his home, following an illness.

Thomas was born on September 13, 1940, in Webb City, Mo., the son of the late Russell H. and Lois (Smith) Bennett. He has been a lifetime area resident. He served in the Missouri National Guard. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Webb City, Mo. He owned and operated a farm near Oronogo, Mo.

He married Deanna Campbell on September 11, 1965 in Joplin, and she survives. Additional survivors include one son Brian Bennett and wife Holly, Oronogo, Mo.; one daughter, Marci Siler and husband Will, Shelbyville, Ky.; one sister, Carolyn Arnold of Carl Junction, Mo., and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the mortuary during a time of visitation from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday June 30, 2017 at the mortuary.

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

Carol Beckett

(From Clark Funeral Home)

Carol Francis Beckett, 68, Neosho, passed away June 22, 2017 at Freeman West in Joplin. 

 She was born September 12, 1948 in Bakersfield, California, the daughter of Alvin and Myrtle (Ponder) Lavender. Carol was a very hard worker, sometimes working three jobs at one time to support her children at various jobs including convenience store manager, assistant manager and several years at Scholastic. She was extremely dedicated to her children and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her family and numerous friends. 

 She is survived by four children, Justin Beckett and wife, Christina of Neosho, Stephanie Jacobson and husband, Marion of Exeter, Jessie Beckett and wife, Joanna of Neosho and William Beckett of Neosho; brother, Bud Lavender and wife, Sherry of Grove, OK; two sisters, Betty Sumner of Neosho and Janice Lavender of Oklahoma City, OK; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. 

A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Silver Moon Full Gospel Church with Pastor Phil Barber officiating.

Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, MO.

Ron Dodson

(From Ulmer Funeral Home)

Ronald Edward Dodson, 70, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017 at his home. Ron was born December 24, 1946 in Reeds, Missouri to Leon and Jewene “Stroup” Dodson. Ron worked in the agriculture market and for Burlington-Northern-Santa Fe Railroad. After retirement, he returned to the Carthage Area. Ron was a member of the Carthage Masonic Lodge 197 AF&AM and was a past Master of the lodge.

Ron was united in marriage to Linda Kingsbury on January 31, 1970 in Carthage; she survives.

Ron is survived by one daughter Greta Dixon of Carterville, two sons: Sean Dodson and wife Lisa of Webb City and Corey Dodson of Carthage, one brother Richard Dodson and wife Margaret of Wentworth and one sister-in-law Pam Dodson of Joplin. He is also survived by two granddaughters: Taylor Dodson and Sydney Dixon.

Ron is preceded in death by one brother Robert Dodson.

A celebration of Ron’s life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.

Pearl Frellick

(From Paul Thomas Funeral Home)

Pearl Maxine Frellick of Afton, OK passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at her home. She was 84.

Pearl was born April 19, 1933 in Eureka Springs, AR to Silas Edgar and Jane Ellen (Moore) Palmer. She had lived in the Picher and Afton area most of her life and she attended most of her school years in Picher School System, but graduated from Afton High School in 1952. She sold honey, pecans and Stanley Products. She was a member of the Trinity Southern Baptist Church in Afton, OK. She loved her family and she loved the Lord.

Pearl was preceded in death by her parents, 5 brothers Richard Stratton, Luke Stratton, Wilbert Palmer, Jesse Palmer and Paul Palmer and a sister Ethel Marie Dilbeck.

She married Henry Frellick May 26, 1951 and he survives of the home. Additional Survivors include 2 sons Tommy Frellick of Afton, OK and Larry Frellick of Catoosa, OK, 2 daughters Debbie Groseclose of Seattle, WA and Kathy Biggs of Claremore, OK, 1 brother Eddie Palmer of Webb City, MO, 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Trinity Southern Baptist Church in Afton, OK. Rev. Windell Brown will officiate. Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Afton. Pallbearers will be Larry Duff, Daniel Boyd, Brian Gibson, Phil Oakley, Greg Leonard and Arthur Morgan. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening at the Trinity SBC Family Life Center in Afton. Services have been placed in the care of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, OK. Online condolences may be made at

Rodney Slaughter

(From Paul Thomas Funeral Home)

Rodney Wayne Slaughter of Miami, OK went to be with the Lord and his soul mate Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, MO. He lost his battle with cancer. He was 70.

Rodney was born October 11, 1946 in Wichita, KS to Otis Hilburn and Lola Myers. He had lived in the Miami area for the past 20 years moving from Oklahoma City. He served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam and was a member of the VFW Post in Grove. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Miami, OK. Rodney was a salesman for Campbell Wholesale in Tulsa for the past 15 years where he thoroughly loved his customers.

He married the love of his life Elaine (Inlow) Slaughter March 4, 1966; she proceeded in death, October 10, 2013 and by his parents and several uncles and aunts.

Survivors by his only daughter Shonna Stovall and husband James of Commerce, OK, 2 sisters Donna Stamper and husband Bob of Wichita, KS and Joyce Bohlman and husband Art of Belle Plaine, KS, his true pride and joy granddaughters Hanna and Lexi Stovall of Commerce, OK, grandsons Jeremy Stovall and wife Shelly of Wyandotte, OK, Zachary Stovall and wife Rhiannan of Wyandotte, OK, Jordan Houghton of Girard, KS and granddaughter Amanda Stovall and wife Amanda of Webb City, MO, 9 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be Monday, June 26, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Commerce, OK. Pastor Leon Weece will officiate. Interment will be in Buzzard Cemetery in Grove, OK. Military Rites will be conducted by Grove Veterans Ritual Team. Pallbearers will be Brian Fields, Michael Sweeten, Josh Payton, Zach Stovall, Jeremy Stovall and Amanda Stovall. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Services have been placed in the care of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Commerce, OK. Online condolences may be made at

Judy Glasson

(From Thornhill-Dillon Funeral Home)

Mrs. Judith “Judy” Glasson, 80, of Joplin, Missouri, passed away early Thursday morning, June 22, 2017 at the end of a brief but aggressive bout with cancer. She was in the comfort of her home surrounded by love.

Judy was born in Chicago on February 10, 1937 and was adopted by Ivan and Evelyn Matteson. She became an elementary school teacher and worked until she married Richard Glasson on July 9, 1960 and had four children. She enjoyed her small faith group, St. Mary’s lunch group, bowling, grandchildren, a great-grandchild, and laughing. She was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Judy is survived by her husband, Richard; her four children, Dawn (Craig) Heslin of Baxter Springs, Kansas, Dee (Denny) Redmon of Joplin, Jeanne Hunter (Kent Caudell) of Joplin, and Eric (Laurie) Glasson of St. Louis; eight grandchildren, Brandon, Meghan, Josh, Brock, Cassie, Craig Jr., Chris, and Vivian; and one great-grandchild, Ethan.

Memorial Mass for Judy is 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Justin Monaghan officiating. Rosary will be recited at 5:00 p.m. Monday, June 26, in the chapel of Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary with visitation following from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in care of the mortuary. Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary, Joplin, Missouri.