Donald (Don) W. Ratzlaff
Donald (Don) W. Ratzlaff, 85, died June 28, 2016, at Kansas Christian Home surrounded by some of his dearest friends. Don was born Nov. 25, 1930, at Grace Hospital, in Hutchinson, Kan., to parents Aron and Susana (Friesen) Ratzlaff. His great-grandparents were Mennonite immigrants coming from Russia in 1874. They settled a farm in Kansas...
Howard R. High
Howard R. High, 77, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2016, in Nevada. Howard was born on Jan. 30, 1939, in Nevada, to Chester William High and Sue (White) High. He was raised in Nevada and attended Nevada High School. Howard served in the U.S. Air Force for a time. He had lived and worked in Chicago for 55 years before returning to Nevada in 2015. Howard was an avid Chicago Bears fan...
Elizabeth (Rose) Dozier
Elizabeth Rose Dozier, 68, of Nevada, passed away Friday, June 24, 2016, in Joplin, Mo. Rose was born Nov. 3, 1947, in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of Robert and Anna (Gibear) Chilton. Rose enjoyed the company of her animals and was a huge supporter of the Humane Society. She worked as a truck driver, cashier, and a waitress. She took great pride in her cardinal bushes and flowers in her yard...
Kathron "Kay" Rose Westerhold
Kay Westerhold, 88, passed away at her home in Nevada, Mo., on Sunday, June 26, 2016, following a short illness. She was born on June 27, 1927, in Walker, Mo., to Roy Anthony True Sr. and Mary Marguerite Hamilton True. She married M.F. "Bill" Westerhold on June 1, 1974, in Nevada, and he preceded her in death on March 7, 2000...
William (Bill) Marvin Reed
William (Bill) Marvin Reed, beloved husband of Bonnie Reed (Minton), loving father of Goldie Rogers (David), loving grandfather of Stacey Fox (Chris), loving great-grandfather of Lydia and Cooper, dear son of the late William Foley and Maude (Flora) Reed, uncle to Sharon Renard (Jeff), two great-nieces, and two great-nephews. He had a bonus child, Dr. Lon Tracy and family of Harrisonville...
Homer Arther Winkley
Homer Arther Winkley, 66, died in Nevada, Mo., on Saturday, June 18, 2016. He was born on Nov. 3, 1949, in Falk, Ark., to Herman and Charlene (McKenzie) Winkley.
No services are planned at this time.
Gary Douglas Hall
Gary Douglas Hall, 76, of Harrisonville, Mo., passed away June 20, 2016. Visitation will be held Saturday, July 2, from noon to 2 p.m., with a Celebration of Life starting at 2 p.m., at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial to take place in Neosho, Mo., Sunday, July 3...
Linda Mae (Scott) Williams
Linda Mae Williams, 71, was born July 19, 1944, to Adam and Virginia Scott at home in the Dove Community, in Laclede County, Mo. She attended her first five grades in the one-room Merchant schoolhouse. Her mother passed in November 1950, and her father was left to care for her and her sister, Nancy. ...
Samuel Howard Simmons Jr.
Samuel Howard Simmons Jr., 64, passed away Friday, June 17, 2016, at Centennial Medical Center, Frisco, Texas, following a short bout of cancer. Sam was born July 2, 1951, in Joplin, Mo. His parents were Samuel Howard Simmons Sr, and his wife, the former Twyla Anderson. He had lived in Broken Arrow for the past 19 years...
Norman Eugene Hulse
Norman Eugene Hulse, 76, Nevada, Mo., departed this life in Monday, June 20, 2016, at Nevada Nursing and Rehab, in Nevada, Mo. Norman was born Sept. 12, 1939, in Nevada, to Walter Darrell and Ethel Mahalia (Semler) Hulse. He was united in marriage to Patty JoAn Shepley on Oct. 24, 1959, in Nevada, and she preceded him in death on May 9, 2013...
Ronnie Lee Shadden
Ronnie Lee Shadden, 40, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, in Fort Scott, Kan. Ronnie was born Dec. 26, 1975, in Butler, Mo., to Harry Henry and Corrine "Colleen" (Joles) Shadden. He was united in marriage to Christina Marie Terry on May 11, 2014, and she survives of the home...
Bonnie Jean Peabody Gordon
Bonnie was born Nov. 17, 1925, to Ruth and Wilbur Peabody in Nevada, Mo., and grew up on the family farm, where she began her love of animals and gardening. After high school, she attended nurses training at Washington University in St. Louis, a highlight in her life. She not only loved nursing, but made lifelong friends and went to reunions as long as she was able. She also met and married Dr. Bernard Gordon and moved to Baltimore, Md., where she had two children, Gerald and Jan...
Jayson L. Wessley
Jayson L. Wessley, 52, of Nevada, passed away Monday, June 13, 2016, as a result of a semi-truck accident near Iola, Kan. Jayson was born Oct. 5, 1963, in Kansas City, Mo. He was raised in Nevada, and was a graduate of Nevada High School, Class of 1982. Jayson was in the Marines for a short time with an Honorable Medical Discharge...
Marjorie Joan Hoffman
Marjorie Joan Hoffman, 82, Nevada, Mo., passed from this life on Monday, June 13, 2016, at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center, in Nevada. Marjorie was born April 21, 1934, in Marshalltown, Iowa, to Adelbert H. and Leona Irene (Eastman) Fields. She was united in marriage to Carl Nelson on Feb. 14, 1962, and he preceded her in death in 1980. She was later married in 1982 to Louis Hoffman and he preceded her in death in 2003...
Deborah Kaye Wadel
Deborah Kaye Wadel, 64, Richards, Mo., died on Monday, June 13, 2016, at Moore Few Care Center after a lengthy illness. She was born in LaJunta, Colo., June 28, 1951, to Bob Venter and Nettie Venter (Phillips). Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., today, at Ferry Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 16, at the First Christian Church, Nevada...
Richard J. Nangle
Richard "Dick" James Nangle, 81, of Joplin, passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2016, after a battle with cancer. Richard was born Oct. 14, 1934 in Burlington, Kan., son of the late Harold Atley Nangle and Olive Grace Clark Nangle. He graduated from Burlington High School in 1952, and then attended Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan., and Emporia State University in Emporia, Kan. ...
Dale E. Woods
Dale E. Woods, 74, Independence, Mo., passed away on Friday, June 10, 2016, at the Groves, in Independence, following a long illness. Dale was born Aug. 26, 1941, in Nevada, Mo., to Ralph and Lilly (Fleming) Woods. He was united in marriage to Alice Joan May and she survives of the home...
Danny Middleton, 69, Metz, Mo., passed away on Friday, June 10, 2016, at his home in Metz, Mo., following a short illness. He was born on Jan. 27, 1947, in Lawton, Okla., to George Washington Middleton II and Emily Inez (Calvert) Middleton. Danny grew up in Florida and Lawton, Okla. ...
Deborah Kaye Wadel
Deborah Kaye Wadel, 64, Richards, Mo., passed away on Monday, June 13, 2016, at Moore-Few Care Center, after a lengthy illness. She was born in LaJunta, Colo., June 28, 1951, to Bob Venter and Nettie Venter (Phillips). She married Ron Wadel on Nov. 14, 1975, and just recently celebrated 40 wonderful years together. ...
George Edward Brown
George Edward Brown, 76, of Lamar, Mo., formerly of Nevada, Mo., died Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at Truman Health Care and Rehabiliation, in Lamar. A memorial service will be held Sunday, June 12, at 3 p.m., at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Highway 160, east of Lamar...
Kathy Evelyn Souders
Kathy Evelyn Souders, 60, Harwood, Mo., died Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at her home in Harwood.
Services will be held at a later date.
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Danny Middleton, 69, Metz, Mo., died on Friday, June 10, 2016, at his home in Metz. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 15, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada. View obituary and send condolences online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Orval Lee Townsend "OT"
Orval Lee Townsend "OT" passed in peace Sunday, June 5, 2016, at the age of 77. Orval was born in St. Joseph, Mo., Nov. 29, 1938, to Marvin and Bertha Townsend. He graduated from Christian Brothers High School in St. Joseph before spending time working for Hughes Aircraft in the state of California and Geeco Inc. ...
Vernon Ray Cliffman
Vernon Ray Cliffman, 73, passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2016, at his home in Sheldon, Mo. He was born on May 13, 1943, in rural Sheldon, to Henry Cliffman and Helen (Hornecker) Cliffman. He married Carolyn S. Johnston on Jan. 27, 1962, in Arcadia, Kan., and she preceded him in death on Feb. 19, 2010...
Leslie Waldo Haines Sr.
Leslie Waldo Haines Sr., 82, of Milo, Mo., died Saturday, June 4, 2016, at Mercy Hospital, in Fort Scott, Kan. He was born Dec. 18, 1933, in Wichita, Kan., the son of Harry Waldo and Vera Isabelle (Woodman) Haines. He married Betty Jane Smith July 5, 1953, in Wichita, Kan., and she survives of the home...