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Obituaries from January 2005

Norman Bernard George Jr. (01/27/05)
Norman Bernard George Jr., 80, Moundville, died Jan. 24, 2005. Services were held at Ferry Funeral Home today, Jan. 27, at 2 p.m., with Dr. William Cox officiating. Musical selections were "In the Garden." Pallbearers were Alan Reeves, Jarod George, Josh George, Lyman Bott, Glen Kroll and Jerry Laflen. Interment was in Moundville Cemetery in Moundville. Arrangements were by Ferry Funeral Home...
Vera Irene Peters (01/27/05)
Vera Irene Peters, 96, Nevada, died Jan. 24, 2005. Services were held at Ferry Funeral Home on today, Jan. 27, at 11 a.m., with John Nichols officiating. Musical selections were "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." Pallbearers were Don Weaver, Bob Hines, Billy Harreld, Bob Riordan, Charles Strayhorn and Charles Zimmerman. Interment was in Newton Burial Park in Nevada. Arrangements were by Ferry Funeral Home...
Madison Marie Gruenhagen (01/26/05)
Madison Marie Gruenhagen, infant daughter of Aron G. and Brandy Arft Gruenhagen of Sheldon, was stillborn on Jan. 25, 2005. In addition to her parents, Madison is survived by her grandparents, Wayne and Linda Gruenhagen, of Nevada, and Mike and Rose Arft of Joplin; two great-grandparents; and two uncles...
Mildred Annette Pauling (01/26/05)
Mildred Annette Pauling, 88, Lexington, Mo., died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at the Lexington Care Center. She was born April 22, 1916, in Lexington to George M. and Mabel Johnson Atwood. She married Joseph Wayne Pauling Feb. 27, 1937, in Lexington. She was a member of the Lexington First Christian Church...
Norman Bernard George Jr. (01/26/05)
Norman Bernard George, Jr., 80, Moundville, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at Nevada Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. He was born July 4, 1924, in Kansas City, Mo., to Norman Bernard George Sr. and Mary Taylor George. He married Betty Jo Whitworth on April 22, 1946, in Paola, Kan., and she preceded him in death on Nov. 28, 1998...
Nancy Denman (01/26/05)
Nancy Denman, 49, Lawrence, Kan., died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at Washoe Medical Center, Reno, Nev. She was born July 3, 1955, in Nevada, to James H. Denman and Beverly Braun Denman. Nancy grew up in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School in 1973, regrettably before the advent of women's sports at NHS because she was an avid sportswoman. ...
Harlan Dwight Haines (01/25/05)
Harlan Dwight Haines, 80, of Belton, Mo., died Jan. 24, 2005, at Belton Research Hospital. He was born May 9, 1924, in Butler Grove, Ill. He graduated from Nevada High School in 1942. He was a World War II Navy Veteran and worked for Kansas City Southern Railroad for 30 years retiring in 1978...
Charlotte C. Earnest (01/25/05)
Charlotte C. Earnest, 88, Nevada, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, following an illness of several months. She was born March 8, 1916, in Mammoth Springs, Ark., to Ewing Kirby and Alice Owens Kirby. She married Justin LaVern "Tiny" Earnest on Oct. 18, 1942, in Nevada. He preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 1975...
Martin "Marty" Albert Stadler (01/25/05)
Martin "Marty" Albert Stadler, 59, of Rich Hill, died on Jan. 19, 2005. He married Linda Martin April 11, 1968. He was born to Jack and Ellen Stadler, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Larry; and sister, Kathleen. He is survived by brothers, Bill, John, Fred and Steve Stadler; and sisters, Sharon Gillum, Mary Wood, Betty Pope, Jackie Poe, Sheila Leger, and Bobbi Winder...
Myra Belle Stevener (01/25/05)
Myra Belle Stevener, 87, Rich Hill, died Jan. 20, 2005. She was born on Sept. 4, 1917, in Swan, Mo., the daughter of Ira and Ella (Johnson) Gibson. She married Raymond Albert Stevener on Sept. 30, 1952, in Rich Hill. She was secretary for the Rich Hill School System for several years, and later became bookkeeper for Fisher Coal Co...
Harold Mason Chitty (01/25/05)
Harold Mason Chitty, 80, died Jan. 21, 2005, at the Appleton City Manor where he had made his home for the past three and one-half years. He was born May 8, 1924, in Bates County, Mo., to Ovis Benton and Minnie Blanche (Baker) Chitty. He married Feb. 9, 1952, Grace Goble in Warrensburg, Mo...
Major R. Johnson (01/25/05)
Major R. Johnson, 79, Rich Hill, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005. He was born Jan. 23, 1925, at Swan, Mo. He drove a truck for seven years before he returned to farming in 1959, with his brothers. He spent two years in the military stationed in the Philippines where he was Technician Fifth Grade in the 211th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion...
Robert Lee Pettibon (01/25/05)
Robert Lee Pettibon, 82, Nevada, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, following a brief illness. He was born March 14, 1922, in Deerfield, to Alva W. Pettibon and Martha Lee McGuire Pettibon. He married Edith Chrisenberry Pettibon on June 6, 1963, in Miami, Okla., who survives of the home...
Vera Irene Peters (01/25/05)
Vera Irene Peters, 96, Nevada, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, in Glenwood, Md., following a lengthy illness. She was born Nov. 9, 1908, in St. Louis, Mo., to John Johnson and Gertrude Allred Johnson. She married Henry W. Peters on July 29, 1970, in Sheldon. He preceded her in death in 1986...
Paul Downs Palmer (01/23/05)
Paul Downs Palmer, 97, died Jan. 20, 2005, at Sac Osage Hospital in Osceola, Mo. He was born in Havensville, Kan., Aug. 29, 1908, to Samuel Rural and Mary Olive Downs Palmer. On Nov. 28, 1941, in Liberty, Mo., he married Helen Faye Shutt. To this union three children were born: Paul Douglas, Charles Samuel and Virginia Lee...
Robert L. Pettibon (01/23/05)
Robert L. Pettibon, 82, Nevada, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 24, at Ferry Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Newton Burial Park in Nevada. Complete obituary information will be announced later by Ferry Funeral home...
John P. Martin (01/23/05)
John P. Martin, 81, Tiff City, Mo., died Jan. 16, 2005. Services were held at Ferry Funeral Home on Jan. 22, at 11 a.m., with Mick Evans officiating. Musicians were Verna Hodson and daughter and Jack and Dana Shaver. Musical selections were "If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again," "I Won't Have to Cross Jordan Alone" and "I Want to Stroll Over Heaven with You." Pallbearers were Jack Shaver, Jacob Sutton, Nathan Sutton, Jeff Sutton, Pete Walter and Frank Weicht. ...
Martin "Marty" Albert Stadler (01/23/05)
Martin "Marty" Albert Stadler, 59, Rich Hill, died on Jan. 19, 2005. He married Linda Martin on April 11, 1968. He was the son of Jack and Ellen Stadler, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Larry; and sister, Kathleen. He is survived by brothers, Bill, John, Fred and Steve Stadler; and sisters, Sharon Gillum, Mary Wood, Betty Pope, Jackie Poe, Sheila Leger, and Bobbi Winder...
Laura Lois Foursha (01/21/05)
Laura Lois Foursha, 94, Nevada, died Jan. 18, 2005. Services were held at Ferry Funeral Home today, Jan. 21, at 10:30 a.m., with Bill Platt officiating. Soloist was David Rorabaugh. Musical selections were "In the Garden" and "Amazing Grace." Organist was Betty Seitz. A private committal was held at Newton Burial Park. Arrangements were by Ferry Funeral Home...
Charles "Chuck" Darrell Swiney (01/20/05)
Charles "Chuck" Darrell Swiney, 70, died Jan. 14, 2005. Services were held at Evergreen Memorial Chapel on Jan. 19, at 3 p.m., with Bob Textor, Rod Hillhouse and Richard H. Swiney officiating. Comments were by David Leimkiller. Musical selections were "Shouting on the Hills," "I'll Meet You in the Morning" and "When We All Get to Heaven." Vocalists were Brenda and Daisha Hillhouse. ...
Mary Jane O'Connell (01/20/05)
Mary Jane O'Connell, 74, Jefferson City, died Jan. 16, 2005. Services were held at Ferry Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m., today, Jan. 20, with John Nichols officiating. Pallbearers were Trey O'Connell, Troy O'Connell, Micah O'Connell, Josh O'Connell and Joel O'Connell. ...
Laura Lois Foursha (01/19/05)
Laura Lois Foursha, 94, Nevada, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, following a short illness. She was born May 16, 1910, in Jerico Springs, Mo., to William Dollarhide and Anna Orr Dollarhide. She married Bus Foursha on Oct. 28, 1938, in Butler, and he preceded her in death in 1977...
John P. Martin (01/19/05)
John P. Martin, 81, Tiff City, Mo., formerly of Nevada, died Sunday Jan. 16, 2005, at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was born Oct. 24, 1923, in Jonesboro, Ark., to John E. Martin and Effie Ora Wilkins Martin. He was married Oct. 8, 1953, in San Gabriel, Calif., to Glenna Deene Burdick Martin. She survives of the home...
John P. Martin (01/18/05)
John P. Martin, 81, Tiff City, Mo., formerly of Nevada, died Jan. 16, 2005. Funeral arrangements and family information will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home.
Shirley Dawn Robbins (01/18/05)
Shirley Dawn Robbins, 68, of Rich Hill, died Jan. 14, 2005. She was born Dec. 17, 1936, in Vernon County, the daughter of Otto and Leota Barker. She married Roy Alvin Robbins on Oct. 22, 1956, in Butler. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Stephanie Dawn Robbins; her parents; three sisters, Norma Lea Yaw, Olive Lavon Ross and Frances Dee Finley. ...
Freda Clara Kachel (01/18/05)
Freda Clara Kachel, 89, Nevada, died Jan. 13, 2005. Services were held at First Baptist Church in Nevada on Jan. 17, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. William Cox officiating. Musical selections were "Because He Lives," "Amazing Grace" and "To God be the Glory." Organist was Debbie Fast. ...
Charles "Chuck" Darrell Swiney (01/18/05)
Charles "Chuck" Darrell Swiney, Nevada, passed away at the V.A. Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., on Jan. 14, 2005, after a sudden illness. He was born on Feb. 28, 1934, to Charles Thurman Swiney and Flossie May Camden Swiney in Reynolds County, Missouri. He was joined in marriage to Loretta Leimkiller on July 10, 1970...
Mary Jane O'Connell (01/18/05)
Mary Jane O'Connell, 74, of Jefferson City, formerly Nevada, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005, at Capital Region Medical Center, in Jefferson City. She was born March 13, 1930, in Joplin, a daughter of Frank A. and Ethel Morgan. She was married in August 1952 in Nevada to Willoughby Leroy O'Connell, who preceded her in death on April 18, 1984...
Ralph Richard "Rick" Shipley Jr. (01/14/05)
Ralph Richard "Rick" Shipley Jr., 55, resident of Neosho, Mo., died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, at the Freeman West Hospital in Joplin. He was born Oct. 9, 1949, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Ralph R. Shipley and Fern Maxine Dennis Shipley. He married Cheryl Pettibon on Dec. 7, 1975. They later divorced...
Freda Clara Kachel (01/14/05)
Freda Clara Kachel, age 89, Nevada, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, following a short illness. She was born May 18, 1915, in Lamar, to True Ellis Gardner and Minta Craig Gardner. She married Virgil S. Kachel on Aug. 30, 1936, in Nevada. He preceded her in death in 1991...
William Darrell Foster (01/12/05)
William Darrell Foster, 45, Nevada, died Jan. 9, 2005. Services were held at Ferry Funeral Home today, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m., with John Nichols officiating. Musical selections were "Amazing Grace" and "Brand New Day." Pallbearers were Carl Foster, Larry Foster, Mark Hodnett, Desmond Foster, Chance Foster and Jacob Foster. Interment was in Newton Burial Park in Nevada. Arrangements were by Ferry Funeral Home...
William Darrell Foster (01/11/05)
William Darrell Foster, 45, Nevada, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, at his residence following an illness of several months. He was born June 24, 1959, in Oneida, Tenn., to Eugene Foster and Kathleen Landrum Foster. He grew up in Oklahoma. He graduated from high school in Richmond, Mo. He has been a partner with his brother Carl in Foster Brothers Siding in Nevada, for the past 17 years...
Susan Amelia Arndt Smith (01/11/05)
Susan Amelia Arndt Smith, 98, Rich Hill, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, in Nevada. She was born Feb. 24, 1906, in Clarksville, Ark., to Gustav Fred and Sarah Ann (Clymer) Arndt. She married Leonard Oren Smith on Aug. 4, 1926, in Rich Hill. She was a farm wife. She belonged to the Sprague Community Club, the Sprague Church and the Rich Hill First Christian Church...
Robert E. Price (01/07/05)
Robert E. Price, 73, Bethel Township, Pa., died Dec. 30, 2004, while being treated for complications from advanced liver cancer at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center, West Reading, Pa. He was born in Middletown, Ohio, the son of Charles A. and Sylvia Esther (Hinkle) Price...
Jack William Seitz Sr. (01/07/05)
Jack William Seitz Sr., 78, Sheldon, died Jan. 3, 2005. Services were held at Olive Branch Cemetery today, Jan. 7, at 2 p.m., with John Nichols officiating. Musical selection was "In the Garden." Interment was in the Olive Branch Cemetery in Milo. Military honors were provided by the V.F.W. No. 3691 from Lamar. Arrangements were by Ferry Funeral Home...
Cawood Ingle Neas (01/06/05)
Cawood Ingle Neas, 89, Nevada, died Jan. 2, 2005. Services were held at the All Saints' Episcopal Church today, Jan. 6, at 10:30 a.m., with the Very Rev. Mimi Savidge officiating. Soloist was Stacy Gordon. Musical selections were "Whispering Hope" and "Amazing Grace." Organist was Karen Hertzberg. ...
Jack William Seitz Sr. (01/06/05)
Jack William Seitz Sr., 78, Sheldon, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at his home in Sheldon. He was born June 28, 1926, in Heavener, Okla., to Jackson Lon Seitz and Martha Ellen Little Seitz. He grew up in Oklahoma and was raised as a Baptist. He served in the U.S. ...
Ora Lee Philpot Smith (01/06/05)
Ora Lee (Philpot) Smith, 78, of Butler, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, at the Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. She was born Dec. 5, 1926, in Humboldt, Neb., to Herbert Willard and Winnie Mae McLaughlin Philpot. She was married to Richard "Earl" Smith...
Ronald Eugene Wilson (01/06/05)
Ronald Eugene Wilson, age 40, of Lamar, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005 at his home. He was born May 28, 1964, in Lamar, to Fred Willis and LaVeda B. (Wessler) Wilson. He was a lifetime resident of Barton County and graduated from Lamar High School in 1982...
William (Bill) Phelps (01/06/05)
William (Bill) Phelps, 81, Rich Hill, died Dec. 25, 2004. He was born May 4, 1923, the son of Margaret (Maggie) Powell and Lafayette Phelps. He married Betty Lou (Wilkins) Phelps on Aug. 27, 1946. He is preceded in death by his wife, Betty; two sons, William Richard and Elmer Eugene Phelps; and one granddaughter, Jennie Phelps. ...
Florence Marie (Terry) Bell (01/06/05)
Florence Marie (Terry) Bell, 92, Prescott, Kan., died Dec. 24, 2004, at the Country View Nursing Home in Prescott, Kan. She was born on May 3, 1912, the daughter of Joseph and Minnie (Beshore) Terry near Rich Hill. She married Donald Lee Bell in 1948...
Carl Everett Tourtillott (01/06/05)
Carl Everett Tourtillott, 79, Rich Hill, died Dec. 24, 2004, following a brief illness. He was born on Dec. 10, 1925, the son of Denver and Willa P. Tourtillott. He married Madelyn Jean Ayer on Sept. 14, 1944. He was a World War II veteran and spent his life in the farming and cattle business. He was part owner of the Rich Hill Sale Company for many years and served as the Bates County Southern Commissioner for a number of years...
Leonard "Buck" Hough Jr. (01/05/05)
Leonard "Buck" Hough Jr., Rich Hill, 74, died Dec. 21, 2004. He was born Feb. 13, 1930, the son of Leonard Hough Sr., and Iva Woodall Hough. He was a life-long resident of the rural Rich Hill and Bates County area. He married Melba Ferrell on Sept. 26, 1952...
Lola Irene McDowell (01/05/05)
Lola Irene McDowell, 81, Nevada, died Dec. 31, 2004. Services were held at the National Cemetery in Fort Scott, Kan., today, Jan. 5, at 12:30 p.m., with the Rev. Paul Mooney officiating. Interment was in the National Cemetery in Fort Scott, Kan. Arrangements were by Ferry Funeral Home...
Alvin Daniel Hawes (01/05/05)
Alvin Daniel Hawes, 77, Nevada, died Jan. 1, 2005. Services were held at the Pentecostal Assembly today, Jan. 5, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. J.O. Howard officiating. Eulogy was given by Bobby Huffman. Singers were Tricia Brandt, Shelby Brandt, Jackie Hawes and Marie Huffman. ...
Lola Irene McDowell (01/04/05)
Lola Irene McDowell, 81, Nevada, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at Skaggs Hospital in Branson. She was born Nov. 25, 1923, in Ivel, Ky., the daughter of Carl L. Adkins and Jessie M. Blackburn Adkins. She married Gilbert O. McDowell on Nov. 26, 1949, in Bentonville, Ark. He preceded her in death on Dec. 11, 2002...
Alvin Daniel Hawes (01/04/05)
Alvin Daniel Hawes, 77, Nevada, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at his home in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. He was born April 27, 1927, in Cement, Okla., to Chester Alvin Hawes and Mancy Irene Knight Hawes. He was the oldest son of 14 children. He married Florence Elveta Roberts on April 17, 1945, and she survives of the home...
Cawood Ingle Neas (01/04/05)
Cawood Ingle Neas, 89, Rt. 3, Nevada, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. He was born March 28, 1915, in Irwin, Mo., to Horace C. Neas and Mattie Walker Neas. He married La Nelle Duncan on Oct. 5, 1935, in Fort Scott, Kan., and she preceded him in death on Feb. 20, 1992...