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Winona Grace (Kester) Crawford (03/03/15)
(Winona) Grace Crawford, 101, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada. She was born on May 23, 1913, in Walker, Mo., to Charles Kester and Nellie (Cunningham) Kester, who preceded her in death. Also preceding Grace in death was her husband, Wagner Rush Crawford; sisters, Gladys Cheeseman, Hattie B. ...
Robert Walter Smith (03/03/15)
Robert Walter Smith, 65, of Nevada, Mo., passed from this life on Feb. 28, 2015, at this home. He was born March 25, 1949, in Frankfurt, Germany, and was adopted by his parents, Woodrow Wilson and Juanita (Gibbs) Smith at the age of three. On Dec. 27, 1977, he was united in marriage to Mary Jane Kidder in Mt. View and she survives of the home...
Jack Foster Spangler (03/03/15)
Jack Foster Spangler, 8, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Jack was born in Springfield, Mo., on Oct. 27, 2006, to Chad and Jill (Whitesell) Spangler. At age nine months, Jack and his parents moved to Nevada where he resided until his death...
Steven Lynn Moser (03/03/15)
Steven Lynn Moser, 54, of Nevada, Mo., died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Freeman Hospital, in Joplin. He was born Aug. 14, 1960, Nevada, the son of Edward Dale and Carolyn Bess (Lewis) Moser. A memorial service for Steven Moser is scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, March 6, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada. Interment will follow in Love Cemetery east of El Dorado Springs...
Floyd Clinton McComas (03/03/15)
Floyd McComas, 105, Nevada, Mo., died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. He was born on July 29, 1909, to Raleigh C. and Alpha F. (Hall) McComas. Memorial graveside services with military rites will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 12, at Newton Burial Park, Nevada, with Steve Dean officiating. Friends may call now until one hour prior to the service at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada...
Pauline M. (Stoner) Owen (02/27/15)
Pauline M. (Stoner) Owen, 73, of Lamar, Mo., died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Konantz Warden Funeral Home, in Lamar. Burial will be at Lake Cemetery in Lamar.
Troy C. "Bill" Hensley (02/27/15)
Troy C. "Bill" Hensley, 92, passed from this life Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at the Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada, Mo. He was born April 18, 1922, in Milo, the son of Orval Clarence and Lena (Davis) Hensley. On Aug. 12, 1942, he was united in marriage to Opal Faye (Berry) Hensley and she preceded him in death on Jan. 24, 1998...
Elmer Junior "Jim" Garrett (02/27/15)
Elmer Junior "Jim" Garrett, 84, of Nevada, Mo., passed away Feb. 23, 2015, at his home. He was born Dec. 22, 1930, the son of William Elmer and Virginia Mae (Smith) Garrett. Jim grew up east of Milo where he lived with this grandparents Earl and Nellie Garrett. ...
Frances May Hilburn (02/27/15)
Frances May Hilburn, 74, Nevada, Mo., passed from this life on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center, in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. Frances was born on June 8, 1940, in Sheldon, Mo., to Joe C. and Dona V. (Mann) Starlin...
Elmer Junior "Jim" Garrett (02/25/15)
Elmer Junior "Jim" Garrett, 84, Nevada, Mo., died Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at his home in Nevada. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada. View obituary and send condolences online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Troy Commodore "Bill" Hensley (02/25/15)
Troy Commodore "Bill" Hensley, 92, Nevada, Mo., died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27, at the United Methodist Church, in Nevada. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, at Ferry Funeral Home...
Betty Lou Radde (02/25/15)
Betty Lou was born Nov. 9, 1924, near Swea City, Iowa, to Lue and Stella Bishop. She passed from this life Feb. 23, 2015. At the age of 5 her family moved to Missouri. Graduating from Walker High School in 1943, she married Roy Hawkins on June 5, 1945, in Fort Scott, Kan. ...
Esther Emma Kirbey (02/24/15)
Esther Emma Kirbey, 95, of Jerico Springs, Mo., died Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at Moore-Few Nursing Home, in Nevada. She was born on March 14, 1919, in Opolus, Mo., to John W. and Ruth V. (Cox) Hughes. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with Brother Lorne Brown officiating. Visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m., prior to the service. Interment will follow in Greenfield Cemetery, Jerico Springs...
Johnathan Douglas Carter (02/24/15)
Johnathan Douglas Carter, 20, of Nevada, Mo., passed from this life Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at KU Medical Center, in Kansas City, Kan., from complications of Type I Diabetes, a disease from which he suffered since the age of 15 months. He was born Feb. 18, 1995, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Bryan Douglas Rouse and Sheryl Marie Isgar...
James "Jim" Albert Herren (02/24/15)
James "Jim" Albert Herren, 88, of Arkansas City, Kan., passed away Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at his sons residence. Jim was born Oct. 18, 1926, to Albert and Mary May (Kirby) Herren in Ingersoll, Okla. He was reared and educated in Byron where he graduated from Byron High School in 1946...
Barbara Anna Herther (02/24/15)
Barbara Anna Herther, 80, of Schell City, Mo., the daughter of Donald Dorce and Doris Emogene (Minor) Whetsel was born Nov. 30, 1934, near Clark, S.D., and passed from this life on Feb. 11, 2015, at her home. Barbara grew up on the family farm near Clark along with her seven siblings and graduated from Garden City High School in 1950. ...
Leonard Paul Lafata (02/21/15)
Leonard Paul Lafata, 69, Nevada, Mo., died Feb. 18, 2015, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center, in Nevada. He was born Aug. 17, 1945, in St. Louis, Mo., to Frank Sal and Anna Marie (Pagano) Lafata. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 23, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada, with the Rev. Mark Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery, Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada...
Donald Lee Gordon (02/21/15)
Donald Lee Gordon, 85, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at Freeman West Hospital, in Joplin, Mo., following a brief illness. Donald was born Feb. 13, 1930, in Nevada, Mo., to James W. and Audrey L. (Duncan) Gordon. He was united in marriage to Della M. Weakley on Aug. 19, 1951, in Nevada, Mo., and she survives of the home...
LaMae (Neas) Bryant (02/21/15)
LaMae (Neas) Bryant, 72, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at her home in Nevada. LaMae was born Jan. 13, 1943, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Cawood I. and LaNelle (Duncan) Neas. LaMae was raised in Nevada and attended Nevada R-5 schools graduating with the Class of 1961. ...
Lamae (Neas) Bryant (02/20/15)
Lamae (Neas) Bryant, 72, Nevada, Mo., died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at her home in Nevada. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced by Ferry Funeral Home at a later date. View obituary and send condolences online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Bob E. Wirth (02/20/15)
Bob E. Wirth, 88, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, at his home in Lebanon. He was born Jan. 22, 1927, in Bolivar, to Carl and Jennie (Andrews) Wirth. On July 14, 1956, he married Wynona Ecker. He spent much of his early life in Nevada, Mo. He served as a U.S. Army medic and ambulance driver in the Korean War, attaining the rank of sergeant and being awarded numerous decorations before his honorable discharge. He later served in the U.S. Army Reserve...
Gerald W. "Jerry" Naylor (02/17/15)
Gerald W. "Jerry" Naylor, 81, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, in Richards, Mo. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m., at Carson-Speaks Chapel, 1501 W. Lexington Ave., Independence, Mo. Family will greet friends an hour prior to the service at the chapel. Burial will follow at Mt. Washington Cemetery...
Dean Franklin Rager (02/17/15)
Dean Franklin Rager, 81, Nevada, Mo., died on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at Nevada Nursing and Rehab, in Nevada. Dean was born Sept. 22, 1933, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Vern Franklin and Doris Marie (Linville) Rager. A memorial service will be held at a later date...
Larry Alan Wheatley (02/17/15)
Larry Alan Wheatley, 61, of Nevada, Mo., passed away Feb. 13, 2015, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 12, 1953, at Butler, Mo., to Wayne P. and Doris W.L. (Essenpries) Wheatley. Larry grew up on the family farm, east of Rich Hill, among many Wheatley family members. ...
Alice Pearl (Owens) Smith (02/13/15)
Alice Pearl Smith, 88, of Nevada, Mo., passed from this life Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center, in Nevada. She was born Sept. 27, 1926, in Hamilton, Kan., the daughter of Bazzle Garfield and Thelma Ada (Freeman) Owens. She was married to Francis Melvin Smith on July 19, 1943, in Haskell, Texas, and together they celebrated 41 years before his passing in January 1984...