Melba Pauline Crabtree
Melba Pauline Crabtree, 82, Nevada, passed from this life on Thursday, Dec. 1, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. Melba was born Dec. 23, 1933, in Foster, Mo., to Claude G. and Lorene M. (Hooper) Hines. In 1952 she was united in marriage to Robert Kinney and to this union six children were born. She later married Hal Crabtree on February 29, 1984, and he preceded her in death in 2012...
David Allen Woodall
David Allen Woodall, age 79, resident of Redfield, Kan., died Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo. He was born on Oct. 26, 1937, in Mission, Texas, the son of Clarence and Cecelia Grove Woodall. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy, retiring in 1977 after 22 years of service. He then worked for a fiberbo...
Donna Louise (Lechman) Fisher
Donna Louise (Lechman) Fisher, 84, Nevada, passed away on Friday, Dec. 2, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin. Donna was born March 24, 1932, in Orlando, Okla., to Thomas L. and Dora (Finnell) Jeans. She was united in marriage to Jack Lechman in 1953 and he preceded her in death in 1975...
David Allen Woodall
David Allen Woodall, 79, of Redfield, Kan., died Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo. Jim Marion will conduct funeral services at 12:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 5, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the U.S. ...
Kathy Elaine Edwards
Kathy Elaine Edwards, 68, Nevada, died on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Nevada Nursing and Rehab in Nevada. Kathy was born July 13, 1948, in Liberty, Mo., to Joseph Wayne and Mildred Annette (Atwood) Pauling. Survivors include one son, Wayne Edwards and his wife Kesha, Nevada; four grandchildren, Tyler Edwa...
Harold Dean Brewer
Harold Dean Brewer, 87, formerly of Metz, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 24, at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center in Nevada following a brief illness. Harold was born on Aug. 3, 1929 in Deerfield, the only child of Roy L. Brewer and Iva (Hyder) Brewer. He married June Ann Handly on Dec. 21, 1951, in Harrison, Ark., and she preceded him in death on Aug. 25, 2014...
Robert Lee "Bob" Hacker
Robert Lee "Bob" Hacker, passed away on Nov. 21, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin. He was born June 27, 1930, in Nevada to Howard and Angie "Palmer" Hacker. He was married to Carol Ann Thomas on Oct. 15, 1965, in Nevada and she survives of the home. A lifelong resident of Vernon County, he graduated from Walker High School in 1948. ...
Rickey Lee Merchant
Rickey Lee Merchant, 56, died Monday, Nov. 21, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 25, at Olive Branch Cemetery in Milo with Rick Womack officiating. You may view obituary and send condolences online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Donald Edward Condron
Donald Edward Condron, 65, Nevada, died on Monday, Nov. 21, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. No services are scheduled at this time.
Donald J. Reynolds
Donald J. Reynolds, Sr, age 86, of Sheldon, Mo. passed away on Nov. 10, 2016 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo. Donald was born on June 10, 1930 in Wentworth, Mo. to George and Florence (Cowan) Reynolds. Donald was raised in Wentworth and worked as a plumber for a number of years in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ...
Mildred Irene Godsey
Mildred Irene Godsey, 96 of Nevada, passed away on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 at the Nevada Nursing and Rehab. She was born Feb. 20, 1920 in St. Clair County to Marion and Nellie (Etherton) Lewellen. On July 5, 1957 she was married to Thomas Godsey and he preceded her in death in 1981. ...
Howard Luther Lyons
Howard Luther Lyons, 95, of Richards, Mo. passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 at his home. Howard was born on Feb. 28, 1921 in Metz Township on the farm now known as McGinnis Youth Center to Paul E. and Roxie Lyons. He attended Metz Schools and graduated from Metz High School in 1939. After high school Howard worked with the CCC Program (Civilian Conservation Corp ) as a hospital orderly and an ambulance driver...
Shirley Ilene Robinson (Wares)
Shirley Ilene Robinson (Wares), age 86, of Paola, Kan., passed away Nov. 10, 2016 at her home. Shirley was born to Allen and Mary Wares (Kagel) in Belvidere, Ill. She graduated from Belvidere High School in 1947. On Oct. 10, 1948, she was united in marriage to Roy Robinson. They were blessed with three children, Sherry Rae, Randall Roy, and Sandra Jean. The family moved to Sheldon, Mo. in 1969...
Dennis A. Pendrak
Dennis A. Pendrak, 68, Nevada, Mo., passed from this life on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Mo. following a lengthy illness. Dennis was born on January 15, 1948 in Arkansas City, Kan. to A.F. "Del" and Erma Jean (Cassady) Pendrak. On July 29, 1972 he was united in marriage to Lois A. Lewis in Arkansas City and she survives of the home...
Anyone can change, but they must have the desire to do so
I was passing by someone in Wal-Mart when I noticed the person I was passing had been in the Vernon County Jail many times. Most of the time, this type of encounter does not lead to a pleasant conversation or a friendly smile; but in this case, the gentlemen asked how I was doing and then began to tell me about his new job, and his efforts of getting his life back on track.He also asked me to thank the jail staff, and the deputies he had dealt with in the past for helping him...
Mark Anthony Steele
Mark Anthony Steele, 59, of Broken Arrow, Okla. passed away on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Tulsa, Okla. Memorial services were held on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, at the Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel, in Broken Arrow, Okla. Mark was born on Jan. 10, 1957, in Independence, Mo., the son of Charles E. ...
Sallie (Grammy) Steve
Sallie (Grammy) Steve was born in Rockville, Mo. on May 12, 1917, to Elmer and Lucy (Henderson) Dodds. A few months away from 100 years, she was able to always adapt to a changing world and remain true to her optimistic and caring self. She lived alone in her home, thanks to assistance from neighbors and friends...
Genevieve J. Williams
Genevieve J. Williams, 88, Nevada, Mo. passed from this life on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Mo. following a brief illness. Genevieve was born August 21, 1928 in Stonington, Colo. to John William and Etta Grace (Redman) Davis. She was united in marriage to Virgil Williams on January 1, 1952 in Fort Sumner, N.M. and he preceded her in death in 1996...
Sharon K. Wiggans
Sharon K. Wiggans, age 58, resident of Nevada, Mo, and formerly of Fort Scott, Kan., died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center. She was born Jan. 3, 1958, in Los Angeles, Calif. She married Donnie Wiggans, Sr. on June 15, 1976, in Girard, Kan. ...
Charles Walter Brewer
Charles Walter Brewer of Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Nevada, died Oct. 31, 2016 at Liberty Hospital in the company of his loving family. He was 90 years old. Charlie is survived by his children, Doug Brewer, Nixa, Mo. and Lora Brewer Ackerman, Kansas City, Mo., his grandchildren, Meredith Ann Ackerman, Claire Dorothy Ackerman and Benjamin Charles Brewer, his sister, Mary Sue Luff, Independence, Mo., and many who loved and admired him. ...