Paul Thomas Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Funeral homes curate a final ceremony that provides space for guests to begin the journey through grief together. This expertise contributes to a meaningful funeral service that gives mourners a chance to say their last farewells.
Thomas "Tom" Woody Mapes, of Miami, OK, passed from this life Monday, March 18, 2019, at Miami Nursing Center in Miami. He was 85.
Tom was born May 22, 1933, in Ozark, MO, to Reginald and Mabel (Woody) Mapes. He had lived in Miami since 1971...
QUAPAW, Okla. - William "Bill" Fred Grant, 65, a truck driver for Bingham Sand and Gravel, Treece, Kan., passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home Chapel, Miami.
Alice Carrol Thompson, of Miami, Okla., passed from this life Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at her home. She was 79.
Carrol was born September 21, 1939, in Wagner, Okla., to William Kenneth "Fibber" and Jewel (Hunter) Magee. Carrol graduated...
Fred Leon Sooter, age 74, of Miami, Okla., passed from this life on Sunday, February 17, 2019.
Leon was born in Chetopa, Kan., on May 30, 1944, to Fred and Nadine (Davis) Sooter. Leon grew up in the Cardin and Picher area. He was a member of the...
Bonnie Jean Richey of Grove, Okla., formerly of Miami, Okla., passed from this life, Sunday, February 3, 2019 at Grace Point Assisted Living in Grove. She was 87.
Bonnie was born September 10, 1931 in Joplin, Mo., to Baron and Lila (Hutcheson)...
Cheryl Darlene (Marlow) Scantlin, age 71 of Commerce, passed away at Quaker Hill Manor in Baxter Springs, Kan., at 8:18 p.m. on December 20, 2018.
Cheryl was born on August 14, 1947 at Weeks Clinic in Commerce, Okle., to the union of Harvey Herman...
WELCH, Okla. - Reta Vanatta, 84, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Welch. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Claude Elvin Best, of Fairland, Okla., passed from this life Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Family Care Center, in Fairland. He was 91. Claude was born October 5, 1927, in Douthat, Okla., to Carol and Era (Hopper) Best.
He grew up in Picher and...
Jimmy Ray Fry, of Quapaw, Okla., passed from this life on Thursday, December 6, 2018, at Mercy Hospital, in Joplin, Mo. He was 71.
Jimmy was born January 1, 1947, in Treece, Kan., to George Wyley and Geneva Pearl (Barr) Fry. He had lived in the...
Bobbie Marie Parrish, of Quapaw, Okla., passed from this life Sunday, December 2, 2018 at her home. She was 90.
Bobbie was born August 28, 1928 in Hockerville, Okla., to J.W. "Bob" and Mary Ellen "Marie" (Quinton) Moreland. She had lived in the...
James E. Ginn Jr., of Miami, Okla., passed from this life on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at The Communities of Wildwood Ranch, in Joplin, Mo. He was 90.
James was born August 15, 1928, in Buffalo, Mo., to James Earl and Luna Eunice (Rains) Ginn...
MIAMI, Okla. - Gayle Duane Harrison, 61, an NEO A&M College maintenance employee, passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral...
MIAMI, Okla. - Clarence Henry Schulte, 93, a farmer, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Miami. Rosary will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, with visitation to follow, at Paul Thomas...
Robert L. Kelly, 72, of Commerce, Okla., passed peacefully in his sleep Oct. 23, 2018, at Galena Nursing Center, Galena, Kan.
Robert was born to Herb and Viola Kelly on Nov. 11, 1945. He worked for Newell Coach for many years until health issues...
COMMERCE, Okla. - Donnie Dean Stogsdill, 52, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2018.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Wyandotte (Okla.) High School Gymnasium. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Commerce.
Juanita Mitchell was born October 3rd, 1928, in Baxter Springs, Kan. She died Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at her home in Miami, Okla., with family and friends nearby. A service will be at All Saints' Episcopal Church, 225 B Street Northwest, Miami,...
GROVE, Okla. - Nancy Darlene Clarkson, 83, a homemaker, passed away Monday, Aug. 6, 2018.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami, Okla. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Kevin Lawrence Dawes, of Baxter Springs, Kan., passed from this life Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Freeman Hospital, in Joplin, Mo. He was 60.
Kevin was born July 9, 1958, in Baxter Springs, to Charles and Lorraine (Mercer) Dawes. He had lived in...
Brian Joel Alsbaugh, of Miami, Okla., passed from this life, Monday, May 14, 2018, at his parents home. He was 35.
Brian was born April 18, 1983, in Joplin, Mo., to Tim and Sandy (Livingston) Alsbaugh. He had lived in rural Miami all his life. He...
JOPLIN, Mo. - Robert (Goose) Eugene McGowen, 83, a former B.F. Goodrich employee, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami, Okla. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the...
JOPLIN, Mo. - Kenneth Ray Brown, 71, a truck driver, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at G.A.R. Cemetery, Miami, Okla. Arrangements are under the direction of Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.
Shirley Ann (Oakley) Payton, age 80, of Miami, Okla., passed away at home after a long fight from congestive heart failure on Thursday, March 1, 2018.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Bobby Payton; their four daughters, Denise Payton...
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MIAMI, Okla. - Olive Norene "Punkin" Jester, 67, a former Evelyn's Cafe employee, passed away Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018.
Celebration of Life will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami. Visitation will follow until 8...
Brenda Kingfisher of Wyandotte, Okla., passed away Thursday, December 21, 2017, at Landmark Hospital in Joplin, Mo., after an illness. Her children were lovingly by her side. She was 68.
Brenda was born Brenda Kay Frost, August 16, 1949, in...
WYANDOTTE, Okla. - Brenda Frost Kingfisher, 68, a retired Mars Pet Care employee, passed away Thursday, December 21, 2017.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami, Okla. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday...