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Carleen Sonma Reid Schurman
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Birth: Feb. 16, 1921
Saint Joseph
Buchanan County
Missouri, USA
Death: Mar. 14, 2011
Missouri, USA

Carleen Sonma Reid Schurman
(16 February 1921 - 14 March 2011)

Carleen S. (Reid) Schurman passed from this life Monday March 14, 2011 in Joplin, MO.

She was born February 16, 1921 in St. Joseph, MO to the union of Carl and Orpha Reid.

She married Kenneth P. Schurman May 19, 1946 in Atchison, KS, they were married for 54 years before his passing in January 2001.

Carleen was a member of the former St. Marks Church of Baxter Springs, KS; current member of St. Phillips Church, Joplin, Mo.

She was also a member and past president of the Betta Sigma Phi, and member of the Garden Club.

She was a licensed Funeral Director along with her husband Kenneth they owned and ran the former Schurman Funeral Home of Baxter Springs, KS, retiring in 1977.

Carleen is survived by one daughter, Roxiann Schurman of Broken Arrow, OK.; three sons, Ron Schurman (Kathy) of Joplin, MO, Richard Schurman (Becky) of Carl Junction, MO, and Randall Schurman (Bonnie) of Joplin, MO, one sister, Martha Loving of Olathe, KS, six grandchildren, Ryan Schurman, Elizabeth Fields, Monica Fleming, Cassandra Ludwig, Lucas Schurman, and Mallory Payne, and four great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Preceded in death were her parents, husband Kenneth Schurman, and one brother Carl Reid Jr..

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday March 16, 2011 at Derfelt's Baxter Chapel in Baxter Springs, KS. Father Frank Sierra will officiate.

Family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:00 p. m. Tuesday night at Derfelt's Baxter Chapel.

Online condolence may be expressed at

Arrangements are under the direction of Derfelt's Baxter Chapel, Baxter Springs, KS.

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City County
Joplin (map) Jasper County
Joplin Newton County


Wife of:

Kenneth P. Schurman
27, August 1922 - 26 January 2001

JOPLIN, Mo. -- Kenneth P. Schurman, 78, of Joplin, Mo., died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at Freeman Hospital, Joplin.

He was born Aug. 27, 1922, at Atchison, to Aver and Verna Elizabeth (Simmons) Schurman.

He had lived in Joplin for the past 15 years. He had also lived in Tulsa, Okla., for nine years, and in Baxter Springs for 30 years.

He married Carleen Reid on May 19, 1946, at Atchison. She survives.

Mr. Schurman was a member of the Baxter Kiwanis Club, the Baxter Masonic Lodge, a 32nd degree mason, and a member of the Galena Elks Club.

He was a member of the Episcopal Faith.

He was a funeral director. He owned and operated Schurman Funeral Home in Baxter Springs until 1977.

He then worked for nine years for Moore's Southlawn Chapel in Tulsa, before his retirement in 1988.

Additional survivors include four children, Richard Schurman of Colonial Heights, Va.; Ron Schurman and Randy Schurman, both of Joplin; and Roxiann Schurman of Tulsa; a sister, Virginia Kreider of Lawrence; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Hess, in 1985.

Services will be 10 a.m. today at Derfelt's Baxter Chapel in Baxter Springs. Fr. Roger Stinnett and Fr. Dan Erdman will officiate.

Burial will be in the Osborne Cemetery, Joplin.

Arrangements are under the direction of Derfelt's Baxter Chapel.

Morning Sun, The (Pittsburg, KS)
Published: January 30, 2001


Kenneths' parents:

Schurman, Aver Roy 54869160
b. Nov. 16, 1893 d. Nov. 1, 1967

Schurman, Verna Elizabeth Simmons 54869164
b. Mar. 22, 1898 d. Aug. 20, 1984

Mount Vernon Cemetery
Atchison County
Kansas, USA

Family links: 
  Kenneth Price Schurman (1922 - 2001)
Osborne Memorial Cemetery
Newton County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Orlena
Record added: Mar 15, 2011
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Carleen Sonma <i>Reid</i> Schurman
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Carleen Sonma <i>Reid</i> Schurman
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Carleen Sonma <i>Reid</i> Schurman
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- Orlena
 Added: May. 19, 2015
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