George T. McGuire
George T. McGuire, 90, formerly of Sheldon, Mo., passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the Laurie Care Center, in Laurie, Mo. George was born Sept. 25, 1923, in Iantha, Mo., to Clyde Thomas McGuire and Susie Belle (Heryford) McGuire. He was united in marriage to Patricia Lee Kabler on Dec. 27, 1945, in Fort Scott, Kan., and she preceded him in death on Feb. 23, 2014...
Cleora May "Polly" Thomas
Cleora May "Polly" Thomas, 95, Nevada, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. Polly was born May 16, 1918, in Nevada, to Emery Lee Belcher and Pearl Edmonds Belcher Binns. She was united in marriage to Sterling Lemoin "Coolie" Thomas on Feb. 5, 1939, in Nevada, and he preceded her in death March 26, 1974...
Sharon Louise Kafer
Sharon Louise Kafer, 72, Nevada, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada. She was born March 28, 1942, in Walker, Mo., to Arthur Harold Julian and Vera Claudine (Hubbard) Julian. Sharon was born and raised in Walker, Mo., and graduated as valedictorian of the Class of 1959. ...
Tressie Faye Thomas
Tressie Faye Thomas, 70, of Schell City, Mo., died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Christian Healthcare, in Nevada.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 23, at Zion Cemetery, Schell City, Mo.
Susan Shelley Phillips
Susan Phillips, 63, of Nevada, Mo., passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at her daughter's home in Joplin. She was born on Feb. 11, 1951, in Scranton, Pa., to John William Hall and Helen Rita (O'Hara) Hall. Early in her life Susan married Larry Richards and together they had a son and daughter. On Oct. 23, 1997, she married James William (Bill) Phillips in Miami, Okla., and he survives of the home...
Linda Joy Craig
Linda Joy Craig, 56, of Nevada, Mo., passed away April 18, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. She was born Aug. 20, 1957, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Donald Wilbur and Jeanne Marie (Makinen) Craig. After living most of her early life in Wisconsin, the family moved to Colorado when she was a senior where Linda graduated from Cherry Creek High School in Aurora. ...
Gary Wayne Carpenter, G.W. (himself)
Gary Wayne Carpenter, 71, Moundville, Mo., passed away on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at his home. He was born Aug. 31, 1942, in Barton County, Mo., to Leo Franklin Carpenter and Evelyn Cora Claypool Carpenter. He married Joyce Ann Kroening on Sept. 1, 2001, at Pentecostal Assembly in Nevada, Mo...
William Paul Wehrly
William Paul Wehrly passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, surrounded by his loved ones at his home. He was 92 years old and a resident of Fairfield for 48 years. He was a wonderful father, friend, and neighbor who was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was known to most everyone as Bill. William was loved by those who knew him and will be greatly missed by all and forever in our hearts...
Francis Marie Wood
Francis Marie Wood, 93, formerly of Vernon County, Mo., passed away April 17, 2014, at the Colonial Springs Healthcare, in Buffalo, Mo., following a short illness. Francis was born July 11, 1920, in Vernon County, to Frank Marshall Carter and Anna May (Slates) Carter. She was united in marriage to George A. (Del) Wood in December 1936, and he preceded her in death on 1971...
Brian Lee Niles
Brian Lee Niles, 40, Moundville, Mo., passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at his home in Moundville. Brian was born Aug. 29, 1973, in Las Vegas, Nev., and came to Galena at a young age. He was raised there and attended school in Galena. Brian spent most of his working life as a carpenter in the Joplin area...
Dorsey Durfee, 88, of Butler, Mo., formerly of the Happy Hill area near Rich Hill, died Friday, April 11, 2014, at Medicalodge, of Butler. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 17, at the Happy Hill Church of God with burial in the Green Lawn cemetery, Rich Hill. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, at the Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill...
Judith Ann Belcher
Judith Ann Belcher, 72, Nevada, died Monday, April 14, 2014, in Nevada. She was born May 31, 1941, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Marvin Kenneth Belcher and Mildred Helen Whitehead Belcher. There are no services planned at this time. View obituary and send condolences online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
B.T. Eaton Jr.
B.T. Eaton Jr., 89, of Moundville, passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014, at the Medicalodge, of Nevada, following a lengthy illness. B.T. was born on Aug. 4, 1924, in Kearney, Mo., to Bernie Thomas Eaton and Mary (McCoy) Eaton. On April 9, 1947, he was married to Fern Roudebush, in Kansas City, Kan., and she survives of the home...
Ruth Ada Fattig
Ruth Ada Fattig died in San Diego on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at the age of 90. She was born Dec. 10, 1923, in McCook Neb., the daughter of Mabel and Fred Roggensees. She spent her youth in McCook, growing up next door to Harvey Cavell Fattig, her future husband. She moved to a farm near Nevada, Mo., with her parents, her sister Betty, and her brother Doug, when she was 13, and graduated from Walker High School...
Jacqueline S. Schelp
Jacqueline S. (McCorkendale) Schelp, 79, passed away April 10, 2014. Jacqueline was born May 16, 1934, in Pitcher, Okla., the daughter of Theodore Roosevelt and Flora Nadine (Bohnstedt) Bennett. Jacqueline married George McCorkendale in 1952, and they shared 27 years of marriage together. George passed away in 1979. In 1980, she married Wilbert Schelp. Wilbert preceded her in death in 1989...
Dustin Tyler Griffith
Dustin Tyler Griffith, 28, of Nevada, Mo., passed away April 9, 2014, at his home. He was born Jan. 23, 1986, in Independence, to Ellery Emerson Griffith Jr. and Debra Irene Aldridge. Graveside services for Dustin Tyler Griffith will be scheduled at a later date in Independence, Mo...
Pastor Edward Lee Sheridan
Pastor Ed Sheridan, 60, a resident of Dawn, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at his residence. Pastor Ed was born the son of Eldon and Helen (Dirks) Sheridan on March 2, 1954, in Nevada, Mo. He was a 1972 graduate of Nevada High School, Nevada. ...
Janet Lee (Pullin) Douglas
Janet Lee (Pullin) Douglas, 54, was claimed in sleep by our heavenly father on April 7, 2014, after an extended illness. She spent her final weeks surrounded by the love of her family and children, all of whose lives she had touched in memorable ways...
John Keith Carlton
John Keith Carlton, 80, of Kansas City, Mo., the son of Arleigh Caldwell and Ruth Jane (Graham) Carlton, was born April 9, 1933, in Schell City, Mo., and passed from this life Friday, April 4, 2014, at his home. John attended school in Schell City graduating with the Class of 1951. ...
Wayne Rinehart Foland
Wayne R. Foland, 87, formerly of Nevada, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. He was born to J. Elbert and Lois (Rinehart) Foland on Jan. 18, 1927, north of Nevada. Wayne met the love of his life, Doris E. Wasserman, while in the Army, they were married in 1952 and went on to celebrate 53 years of marriage...
John Carlton, 80, of Kansas City, died April 4, 2014, at his home. Graveside services will be Sunday, April 6, at Green Lawn Cemetery in Schell City with Roger Beach, pastor, officiating. Visitation at Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home in Schell City is from 2-4 p.m. Sunday prior to the graveside service...
Dolores (Dodi) Ann Chew
Dolores (Dodi) Ann Chew died on Monday, March 24, 2014, at Moore-Few Care Center. Dodi was born on April 1, 1921, in Carlisle, Pa., to Edith Braught Trimmer and John Trimmer. Dodi was preceded in death by her only sibling, John Trimmer Jr.; her husband, Harry Chew, in 1978; and her daughter, Carol Lynn Chew Dikeman, in 1987. ...
Susan Diane Dighero
Susan Diane Dighero, 57, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada, following a lengthy battle with multiple sclerosis first diagnosed in 2004. She was born June 11, 1956, in Storm Lake, Iowa, to Noble Elroy Warner and Gladys Emma (Hallengren) Warner. She married Donald Raymond Dighero on May 11, 1973, in Nevada, and he survives of the home...
William Kenneth Smith
William Kenneth Smith, 59, Nevada, Mo., passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospital, in Kansas City, Mo., after a brief illness. Kenny was born Dec. 13, 1955, in Nevada, to Henry Kenneth Smith and Hazed Irene Miler Smith. He was united in marriage to Violet R. Pilcher on Dec. 13, 1987, in Nevada, and she survives of the home...
James L. Caviness
James L. Caviness, 58, of Sallisaw, Okla., formerly of Nevada, Mo., lost his long battle with cancer on Friday, March 28, 2014, with family by his side. He was born July 2, 1955, in Spirit Lake, Iowa, to Jerry and Agatha Caviness. He is survived by three sons, James A. ...