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Obituaries from January 2004

Frank DeBoutez (01/30/04)
Frank DeBoutez, 70, Nevada, died Jan. 27, 2004, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. He was born on March 21, 1933, in Bressy Hill, Kan., to Floris and Pauline Dorgan DeBoutez. In May 1954 he married Charlene Fedell in Franklin, Kan. Mr. DeBoutez was employed at the Nevada State Hospital from 1968 until his retirement in 1993. ...
Patricia Eileen Cole (01/29/04)
Patricia Eileen Cole, 71, Nevada, formerly of Garden City, Kan., Denver, Colo., and Las Vegas, Nev., died Jan. 27, 2004, at Moore-Few Care Center. She was born on Oct. 13, 1932, in Garden City, Kan., to Archie E. and Genevieve M. Bishop Crabb. In 1950 she married Lee Roy Lile, who preceded her in death in 1981...
Chase Leroy Wintjen (01/27/04)
Chase Leroy Wintjen, 7-week old infant, of Corey and Chrystal Wintjen died Jan. 24, 2004, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 25, 2003, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Corey Lee Wintjen and Chrystal Marie Lambott Wintjen. He is survived by his parents Corey and Chrystal of the home in Moundville, twin brother, Chevy Lee Wintjen, of the home; paternal grandparents, Tim and Debbie Wintjen, Moundville, Mo.; maternal grandparents, Jane Warehime, Fort Benton, Mont., and James Lambott, Fort Benton, Mont.; paternal great-grandparents, Robert and Pearl Wintjen, Nevada, Mo., George and Peggy Kuhlman, Moundville; maternal great-grandparents, Louise Warhime, Fort Benton, Mont., and Royce and Peggy Applegate, Jeraldine, Mont., and numerous aunts and uncles.. ...
Mearl E. Moseley (01/27/04)
Mearl E. Moseley, 88, died Jan. 24, 2004, at Christian Health Center, Nevada, Mo. She was born March 7, 1915, the daughter of George Dallas and Dulcie May (Moore) Moseley in Alicia, Ark. She lived in Mountain Grove, Mo., until moving to Papinville in 1993. ...
Larmer Gibson (01/27/04)
Larmer Gibson died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at Appleton City Manor at the age of 81. He was born Aug. 17, 1922, the son of Ira and Ella (Johnson) Gibson in Bloomfield, Neb. Larmer was a retired farmer and a member of the First Baptist Church in Rich Hill. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Newton Gibson. Larmer is survived by one brother, Irvin Gibson; and one sister, Myra Stevener; four nephews, and several great-nieces and nephews...
Nancy Jane Kraft (01/27/04)
Nancy Jane Kraft, 76, Nevada, Mo., died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at Moore-Few Care Center. She was born Feb. 2, 1927, in Nevada, Mo., the daughter of the late Henry Kraft and Pauline Farmer Kraft. Survivors include one brother, Joe C. Kraft, Nevada, Mo., five nieces and nephews, Clinton Kraft, Olathe, Kan., Sally (Kraft) Sandy, Manchester, Mo., Paula (Kraft) Neal, Farmington, Ark., Anne (Kraft) Gray, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Hank Kraft, III, Edmond, Okla., 10 grand-nieces and grand-nephews, and one great-grand-nephew. ...
Robert Lee McAdams, Jr. (01/23/04)
Robert Lee McAdams, Jr., age 69, of Springfield, Mo., formerly of Nevada, Mo., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Atlanta, Ga., to Lynda Nell and Robert Lee McAdams, Sr., on March 26, 1934. He served as a United States Marine Corps pilot in the Naval Flight Instruction Program and graduated from Georgia Tech. He worked in the garment industry as an engineer and plant manager in Missouri and other states...
Mabel Cleone Bratcher (01/21/04)
Mabel Cleone Bratcher, 96, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, at the Bates County Memorial Hospital, Butler, Mo. She was born July 1, 1907, in Smithville, Mo., the daughter of Hubert and Irene (Rusk) Seaman. She was married to Hershell Bratcher on March 23, 1927, in Kansas City, Mo., to this union five sons were born...
Lucile Bernice Jadlot (01/20/04)
Lucile Bernice Jadlot, 85, Nevada, Mo., died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, at Christian Health Care in Nevada following a brief illness. She was born Nov. 32, 1918, in Metz, Mo., to Jess Arch Willsey and Minnie Mae Yeates Willsey. She was married March 1, 1938, in Butler, Mo., to Jerry Jadlot. He preceded her in death Feb. 9, 1994...
Barbara Ann Wharton (01/18/04)
Barbara Ann Wharton, 60, Appleton City, Mo., died Jan. 16, 2004, at her home in Appleton City following an illness of several months. She was born Aug. 26, 1943, in Independence, Mo., to William J. Lindsey and Iva Melvina Endicott Lindsey. She married Merle Dale Wharton on Dec. 20, 1990, in Miami, Okla., and he survives of the home...
Calvin James Redburn (01/18/04)
Calvin James Redburn, 83, passed away Jan. 7, 2004, surrounded by his family. Born on Nov. 5, 1920, in Independence, Kan., he was the son of the late Edward James Redburn and the late Clara Cooper Redburn. He was preceded in death by his brother, Bob Redburn, and by his sister, Wanda Benskin...
Alice L. Backes (01/16/04)
Alice L. Backes, 89, of Nevada, Mo., formerly of Aurora, Colo., died Jan. 15, 2004, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. She was born on Feb. 21, 1914, in Bellwood, Neb., to Samuel and Versa Brandenburg McBeth. On July 16, 1946, she married Leland Backes in Columbus, Neb., and he preceded her in death in November 1978...
Loreta V. "Reta" Goddard (01/16/04)
Loreta V. "Reta" Goddard, 80, of Richards, Mo., died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada, Mo. She was born on March 3, 1923, the daughter of Albert Thomas and Rose Cash Thomas. Reta was a graduate of Richards High School. She married Earnest "Chub" Goddard on March 19, 1943, in Fort Scott, Kan. ...
Leonard G. 'Shorty' Trower (01/14/04)
Leonard G. ?Shorty? Trower, 72, Walker, Mo., died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born May 25, 1931, in Walker, Mo., to John Henry Trower and Emma Saathoff Trower. He married Betty A. Ogle on May 25, 1951, in Walker, Mo., and she survives of the home...
Martha Lee Dougherty (01/14/04)
Martha Lee Dougherty, 88, Nevada, Mo., passed away Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at Christian Health Care, Nevada, Mo., following a lengthy illness. She was born Oct. 17, 1915, in Fortescue, Mo., the daughter of Lloyd Caleb Smith and Ida May Boyd Smith. She married Thomas Walter Dougherty on March 21, 1936, in Ottawa, Kan. He preceded her in death on Feb. 13, 1994...
Fontella Maxine Roland Fowler (01/13/04)
Fontella Maxine Roland Fowler, 88, loving mother and wife, passed away Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004. Maxine was born Oct. 16, 1915, near Jerico Springs, Mo., to Robert Lee and Maida Lizzie Bratton. At an early age she became a Christian and was a member of the Jerico Springs Christian Church. She attended and graduated from the Jerico Springs High School...
Bill Webster Anthony (01/13/04)
Bill Webster Anthony, 83, of Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, at Mercy Health Center. He was born Oct. 29, 1920, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Walter Lee Anthony and Bernice Leota Johnson Anthony. He grew up in Fort Scott, Kan., and was a 1939 graduate of Fort Scott High School. ...
Lydia Genora Driskell (01/11/04)
Lydia Genora Driskell, 89, El Dorado Springs, Mo., died Jan. 8, 2004, at Moore-Few Care Center. Lydia was born May 25, 1917, in Cedar County, Mo., to Charles Thomas and Nancy Angeline (Jones) Cox. On Dec. 22, 1950, she married Herman Edgar Driskell and he preceded her in death on Jan. 11, 1966...
Hazel J. Hackett (01/09/04)
Hazel J. Hackett, 91, Appleton City, Mo., formerly of Nevada, Mo., passed away Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at Appleton City Manor following a short illness. She was born March 14, 1912, in Moundville, Mo., to Jesse John King and Ada Mae Burnsworth King. She married Lavon H. Hackett on Nov. 13, 1936, in Independence, Mo. He preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 2003...
Frank C. Kluth (01/09/04)
Frank C. Kluth, 88, Springfield, Mo., formerly of Nevada, Mo., passed away Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, at Springfield Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center after a two month illness. He was born Dec. 10, 1915, in Nevada, the son of William J. and Anna Mae Peters Kluth. He married Anna E. Wilson on April 5, 1948, in Wichita, Kan., and she survives of the home...
Dudley Mack Divine III (01/09/04)
Dudley Mack Divine III, 56, of Momence, Ill., passed away Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, after a one-year battle with cancer. Mack was born June 10, 1947, in Lamar,Mo., to Dudley Mack Divine II and Jackie Perry Divine. He was a pipe fitter supervisor. He was a Catholic. Mack graduated from Nevada High School in 1965. He served in the United States Coast Guard...
Shirley J. Pilcher (01/08/04)
Shirley J. Pilcher, 67, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., following a brief illness. She was born Feb. 4, 1936, in Iowa to Francis J. and Ella Shipp. She married Dan B. Pilcher on Sept. 9, 1954, in Nevada, Mo., and he survives of the home...
Beverly J. Reed (01/08/04)
Beverly J. Reed, 69, died Jan. 3, 2004. Beverly was born Dec. 18, 1934, in Bronaugh, Mo. Beverly is survived by her son, Monty Bales, Baltimore, Md.; sisters, Joan McFarland, and Gracelyn Hinds, of Nixa, Mo., Phyllis Cherry, of Kansas City, Mo., Mary Hewitt, of Topeka, Kan., Gladys Branna, of Bronaugh, Mo.; and brother, Robert Holland, of Branson, Mo.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband Guy and son Martin...
Emma J. Branham, (01/07/04)
Emma J. Branham, 70, Nevada, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at Nevada Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness. She was born June 23, 1933, in Nevada, Mo., to Earnest William Earll and Jean Viola Perry Earll. Emma grew up in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School in 1951. ...
Ruth Elaine Harris (01/06/04)
Ruth Elaine Harris, age 59, Kansas City, Mo., passed away Jan. 3, 2004, at Saint Joseph Health Center. Memorial Services will be 7 p.m., Thursday Jan. 8, 2004, at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, I-435 at Holmes Road. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m., prior to the service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the N.A.A.C.P. Legal Defense Fund...
Clifford Eugene Majors (01/06/04)
Clifford Eugene Majors, 72, Schell City, Mo., died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at Cedar County Memorial Hospital in El Dorado Springs, Mo. He was born on Sept. 17, 1931, in Schell City, Mo., to Milton Lee and Dimple Vogt (Bybee) Majors. He married Lavona Mae Davis on Nov. 20, 1949, in the home of Brother Paul Birdsong near Flat Rock...
Richard "Dick" Naas (01/06/04)
Richard "Dick" Naas, 63, of Hemple, Mo., died Sat. Jan. 3, 2004, at his home. He was born on Dec. 20, 1940, to Donald and Catherine (Lochner) Naas in Kankakee, Ill. He grew up in Herscher, Ill., where he graduated from high school. On June 2, 1962, he married Karen Chouinard. After their marriage they lived in Kankakee, Ill., and in 1970 they moved to rural Hemple where they made their home...
Edith Nancy Fraise (01/06/04)
Edith Nancy Fraise, 94, Nevada, Mo., died Sat., Jan. 3, 2004, at the Nevada Regional Medical in Nevada following a brief illness. She was born March 14, 1909, in Howell County, Mo., to Robert Wesley Thompson and Mary Elizabeth Allen Thompson. She was married Jan. 20, 1950, in Nevada, Mo., to John Edward Fraise. He preceded her in death in 1979...
Clara Jeanette Foster (01/04/04)
Clara Jeanette Foster, 96, Lamar, Mo., died Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, at Barton County Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was born March 30, 1907, near Jerico Springs, Mo., to Simon Peter Collins and Lillie Hunter Sears Collins. She was married in Stockton, Mo., Aug. 11, 1923, to Eddie Lawrence Foster who preceded her in death...
Ray Garland Smith (01/04/04)
Ray Garland Smith, 81, Nevada, Mo., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, Mo. He was born Sept. 14, 1922, in Harwood, Mo., to Claude C. Smith and Virginia Lee Francis Smith. He married Myrtle Ina Stueart on Sept. 14, 1947, and she preceded him in death on July 14, 1972. He later married Virginia Sue Rogers on June 24, 1973, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 4, 2003...
Gale A. Mullins (01/02/04)
Gale A. Mullins, 69, Nevada, Mo., died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. He was born Aug. 27, 1934, in Jerome, Idaho, to Archibald Thomas Mullins and Thelma N. Crother Mullins. He married Elaine Butterfield on Nov. 14, 1958, in Nevada, Mo., and she survives of the home...
Ray Garland Smith (01/02/04)
Ray Garland Smith, 81, Nevada, Mo., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, Mo. He was born Sept. 14, 1922, in Harwood, Mo., to Claude C. Smith and Virginia Lee Francis Smith. He married Myrtle Ina Stueart on Sept. 14, 1947, and she preceded him in death on July 14, 1972. He later married Virginia Sue Rogers on June 24, 1973, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 4, 2003...