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Obituaries from February 2005

Robert Franklin (Bob) Flake (02/27/05)
Robert Franklin (Bob) Flake, the son of Ross Franklin and Lottie Ethel (McDaniel) Flake was born July 24, 1935, in Schell City, and passed from this life on Sunday afternoon Feb. 13, 2005, at the Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, at the age of 69 years, six months, and 20 days...
Leila J. Reed (02/27/05)
Leila J. Reed, 88, formerly of Metz, passed away Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at Oak Grove Nursing and Rehab in Oak Grove, Mo. Mrs. Reed was born June 11, 1916, in Great Falls, Mont., to Homer and Hazel Myer Meek. Soon after, the family moved to northern Colorado where she grew up and graduated from high school. ...
Leila J. Reed, (02/25/05)
Leila J. Reed, 88, Oak Grove, Mo., formerly of Metz, Mo., died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at Oak Grove Nursing Home in Oak Grove, Mo. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home.
Ralph Wayne Blevins (02/25/05)
Ralph Wayne Blevins, 84, Rich Hill, died Feb. 23, 2005, at his son's home in Independence, Mo. He was born on March 26, 1920, near Cowgill, Mo., the son of Rena Mayes Blevins and Ira Harrison Blevins. On Aug. 3, 1952, he married Mildred Louise Thomas of Lamoni, Iowa...
Robert Foster Collier (02/25/05)
Robert Foster Collier, 77, Nevada, died Feb. 21, 2005. Services were held at Ferry Funeral Home today, at 2 p.m., with John Nichols officiating. Military honors were conducted by the National Guard Juliet Team of Joplin. Arrangements are by Ferry Funeral Home...
Mary L. Armitage (02/24/05)
Mary L. Armitage, the daughter of Bertes and Alma Lash McClain, was born Feb. 3, 1914, in Golden Gate, Ill., and passed away Feb. 23, 2005, at Nevada Regional Medical Center at 91 years of age. Mary enjoyed a religious upbringing, having parents who were both ordained Methodist ministers. ...
Bill Hall (02/24/05)
Bill Hall, 63, passed away in Wichita, Kan., on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, after battling cancer. He was born Jan. 11, 1942, in Sheldon, to Wilburn and Velma Moore Hall. He graduated from Nevada High School in 1960, where he was active in sports. He was an avid golfer, loving father and grandfather. He worked in the insurance business for many years, and recently retired from Feist Publications...
Russell Roy Sadler (02/24/05)
Russell Roy Sadler, 67, Nevada, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 23, 2005, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, following a sudden illness. He was born Dec. 5, 1937, in St. Louis, Mo., to Theodore Sadler and Nellie Guffey Sadler. He married Sherry L. White Vogel on Dec. 12, 1992, in Nevada, and she survives of the home...
Denzil "Dink" Rice (02/24/05)
Denzil "Dink" Rice, 94, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, at Truman Healthcare in Lamar, following a lengthy illness. He was born March 31, 1910, in Jerico Springs, Mo., the son of William Arthur and Minnie (Caldwell) Rice. He married Billie Francis Long on Oct. 17, 1931, in Lamar, and she survives...
Russell R. Sadler (02/23/05)
Russell R. Sadler, 67, Nevada, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
Robert Foster Collier (02/23/05)
Robert Foster Collier, 77, Nevada, died Monday morning Feb. 21, 2005, at his home in Nevada. He was born June 14, 1927, in Parsons, Kan., to Robert Foster Collier and Thelma Leasta Lundy Collier. Mr. Collier was raised in Nevada. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II in the Pacific and was trained in demolitions and supply. After the war, he lived in California for many years where he worked as a truck driver, retiring to Nevada...
Debra Sue Hubbard Bumgarner (02/22/05)
Debra Sue Hubbard Bumgarner, 59, Nevada, formerly of Aurora, Mo., died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, following a lengthy illness. She was born on Oct. 24, 1946, in Crane, Mo., to John W. Hubbard and Isel Leola Wolf Hubbard...
Phyllis M. Walkup (02/22/05)
Phyllis M. Walkup, 75, Jerico Springs, Mo., died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at her home in Jerico Springs. She was born March 22, 1929, in Putney, Vt., to Burt Holway and Edna Morse Holway. She is survived by her husband, Paul E. Walkup, of the home in Jerico Springs, Mo., and nine children...
Robert Foster Collier (02/22/05)
Robert Foster Collier, 77, died Monday morning at his home in Nevada. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
Mary Ilene Lukenbill (02/22/05)
Mary Ilene Lukenbill, 56, died, Feb. 18, 2005. Services were held at Ferry Funeral Home on Feb. 21, at 1:30 p.m., with John Nichols officiating. Musical selections were "My Way" and "Memories." Pallbearers were David Cherry, Bob Schalasky, Larry Scism, Tommie Ray, Larry Lippert and Kevin Quackenbush. Interment was in Newton Burial Park. Arrangements are by Ferry Funeral Home...
E. Paul Gregg (02/22/05)
E. Paul Gregg, 85, of Columbia, Mo. died Feb. 19, 2005, at his home. There are no services planned. He was born Feb. 23, 1919, in Iola, Kan., to John and Asintha Brooks Gregg. He married Ouida Wilson on Dec. 7, 1941, in Nevada, and she survives. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II...
Joseph Andrew Durbin (02/22/05)
Joseph Andrew Durbin, 27, Pittsburg, Kan., died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at Mount Carmel Regional Medical Center following a heart illness. He was born Nov. 22, 1977, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Jesse L. Durbin and Virginia Sullivan Durbin. He married Tierra Ford on May 5, 2001, in rural Fort Scott...
Ruth Osborn (02/22/05)
Ruth Osborn, 77, El Dorado Springs, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at the Community Springs Nursing Home in El Dorado Springs. She is survived by two daughters, Karen Fassel, Gower, Mo., and Cindy Berten, El Dorado Springs; four grandchildren; one brother; and five sisters...
Chi-Feng "Felix" Liu (02/22/05)
Chi-Feng "Felix" Liu, 33, died Feb. 19, 2005, at his home in Nevada. He was born Oct. 5, 1971 the son of Shoei Muh Liu and Li Hsueh Liu Chen, in Peitong, Taiwan. He was a machine operator most of his life. Survivors include his parents; his wife, Min-Hui Yuan, of the home; two sons, Justin and Wesley Liu, also of the home; and one brother, Chi-Ming Liu...
Anita Maxine True Sarapulski (02/20/05)
Anita Maxine True Sarapulski, of Arlington, Va., died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005. She grew up in Harwood, Mo., but spent most of her working life in the Washington, D.C., area, of which the last 34 years was with General Dynamics. She retired on Dec. 31, 1986, as corporate manager-administrator. ...
Mary Ilene Lukenbill (02/20/05)
Mary Ilene Lukenbill, 56, Nevada died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at North Kansas City Hospital, North Kansas City, Mo., following a lengthy illness. She was born April 17, 1948, in Clinton, Mo., to Frederick Orville Lukenbill and Mary Evelyn Hicks Lukenbill...
Jules Elmer Kellogg (02/18/05)
Jules Elmer Kellogg, 70, Rich Hill, died Feb. 14, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. He was born Dec. 1, 1934, in Osawatomie, Kan. He grew up in Osawatomie, Kan. He was a Navy veteran. He was a retired pipe fitter. He was a member of the Local Pipe Fitters Union No. 533 in Kansas City, Mo., and the Masonic Lodge No. 56, Spring Hill, Kan. He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite of Northeast, Kan., and Abdallah Shriner of Overland Park, Kan...
Charles F. "Chuck" Trower (02/18/05)
Funeral services for Charles F. "Chuck" Trower, 81, of Longview, Texas, will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 19, in the Rader Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Dan Darby and Dr. Del Covington officiating. Interment will follow in Rusk County Memorial Gardens. The family will greet friends at the funeral home 5 to 7 p.m., today...
Devin Ryan Ellifrits (02/16/05)
Devin Ryan Ellifrits, newborn infant, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, at Mercy Health Center, Fort Scott, Kan. He was born Feb. 14, 2005, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Jeremiah Daniel Ellifrits, Nevada, and Lisha Jo Starbuck, Lamar, Mo. Devin is also survived by his maternal grandparents, Gary and Mindy Starbuck, Sheldon; paternal grandparents, Randy and Tracy Ellifrits, Nevada; great-grandparents, Martha O'Connor, Nevada, Woody Weber, Grove, Okla., and Fontella Barrett, Nevada; aunts and uncles, Amber Starbuck, Valarie O'Connor, Shylo Starbuck, Andy Ellifrits, Joy Ellifrits, and Sam Ellifrits. ...
Jessie Verdean Engle (02/14/05)
Jessie Verdean Engle, 77, Rich Hill, died Feb. 9, 2005. She was born on Aug. 13, 1927, in Dahlgren, Ill., the daughter of Cyrus Earl and Jessie Pearl (Klinker) Allen. She married Claude Lavern Engle on June 16, 1946, in Thackeray, Ill., and he preceded her in death...
Robert Warren Gast II (02/15/05)
Robert Warren Gast II, 59, Nevada, died Feb. 10, 2005. Services were held at Ferry Funeral Home today, Feb. 15, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Bill Smith officiating. Musical selections were "One Day at a Time," "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" and "Go Rest High on That Mountain." Honorary pallbearers were Tim Bond, Gary Ogle, Brad Guinn, Larry Reed, Larry Sharp, Russell Ogle, Delmar Vogt, Myrl Church, Keith Proctor, Kent Roberts, Jeff Benbrook, Val Villamaria, Dr. ...
Margaret J. Chadd (02/15/05)
Margaret J. Chadd, 79, Milo, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, following a lengthy illness. She was born July 20, 1925, in Nevada, to James Otis Baker and Bertha Rachel Love Baker. She was married Feb. 14, 1947, in Fort Scott, Kan., to John W. Chadd, who survives of the home...
Agnes Adeline Bernhardt (02/13/05)
Agnes Adeline Bernhardt, 80, Nevada, died Feb. 9, 2005. Services were held at First Christian Church on Feb. 13, at 2:30 p.m., with the Rev. Bill Platt officiating. Soloist was Tim Wilson. Musical selections were "I'll Fly A way" and "Just a Closer Walk with Thee." Private committal services will be held Feb. 14, at Newton Burial Park. Arrangements were by Ferry Funeral Home...
Carl Hamer "Stubby" Wilson (02/13/05)
Carl Hamer "Stubby" Wilson, 93, died Feb. 8, 2005. Services were held at Ferry Funeral Home on Feb. 12, 11 a.m., with John Nichols officiating. Musical selections were "In the Garden" and "How Great Thou Art." Pallbearers were Christopher R. Wilson, Carl Henry Wilson, Aaron K. ...
Stella Lorraine Hauf (02/13/05)
Stella Lorraine Hauf, 66, Nevada, died Feb. 10, 2005. Services were held at Ferry Funeral Home on Feb. 12, at 1:30 p.m., with John Nichols officiating. Music was "How Great Thou Art," presented by Sherry Fanning; and "Because He Lives," presented by Joe Lukenbill. Organist was Wanda Kannady. Pallbearers were Carl Bogart, Kyle Bogart, Ray Fanning, Stan Fanning, Bruce Simpson and David Simpson. Interment was in Moore Cemetery. Arrangements were by Ferry Funeral Home...
Margaret J. Chadd (02/13/05)
Margaret J. Chadd, 79, rural Milo, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin. Funeral services and family information will be provided by Ferry Funeral Home.
Robert Warren Gast II (02/13/05)
Robert Warren Gast II, 59, Nevada, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center, Pittsburg, Kan. He was born Oct. 12, 1945, in Nevada, to Robert Warren Gast I and Marjory Taylor Gast. Warren was born and raised in Nevada, and lived virtually his entire life here. ...
Agnes Adeline Bernhardt (02/11/05)
Agnes Adeline Bernhardt, 80, Nevada, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born Jan. 2, 1925, in Nevada, to Nelson Carr Wysong and Edith Anna Mason Wysong. She married Roy Fredrick Bernhardt on Jan. 3, 1953, in Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death on April 22, 1993...
Stella Lorraine Hauf (02/11/05)
Stella Lorraine Hauf, 66, Nevada, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at Nevada Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. She was born Nov. 25, 1938, in Nevada, to Charles Floyd Simpson and Minnie Almyra Brown Simpson. She was born and raised in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School. She worked for a time for Key Clothing as well as working for many years as a sales clerk for convenience stores in the area. She was a member of the Latter Day Saints Church...
Robert Warren Gast II (02/11/05)
Robert Warren Gast II, 59, Nevada, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center in Pittsburg, Kan. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral home, Nevada.
Stella L. Hauf (02/10/05)
Stella L. Hauf, 66, Nevada, died today, Feb. 10, 2005, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home.
Agnes Adeline Bernhardt (02/10/05)
Agnes Adeline Bernhardt, 80, Nevada, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005, at Moore-Few Care Center. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home.
Carl Hamer "Stubby" Wilson (02/09/05)
Carl Hamer "Stubby" Wilson, 93, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, at St. John's hospital in Joplin. Born May 20, 1911, he was the son of Vilas M. Wilson and Marriah Elizabeth "Lizzie" Hamer, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 10, 1952, he married Darlene Belt, who preceded him in death. ...
Betty Jo (Fillpot) Oneslager (02/09/05)
Betty Jo (Fillpot) Oneslager, 62, died Feb. 7, 2005, at Medical Lodge of Butler. She was born Feb. 16, 1942, in Creighton, Mo., the daughter of George and Lottie (Wells) Fillpot. She married David Oneslager on Oct. 6, 1988. She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Bob, Curtis, George, Charles and Jerry; and two sisters, Ruth and Wilma. ...
Howard A. Bruns (02/09/05)
Howard A. Bruns, 84, died Feb. 5, 2005. Services were held at Evergreen Memorial Chapel today, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m., with Bill Platt and Dave Rorabaugh officiating. Musical selections were "In The Garden" and "Amazing Grace." Soloist was Dave Rorabaugh. Pallbearers were military honor guard. Interment with full military honors was in Newton Burial Park. Arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel...
Clyde Albert "Max" Hillsman (02/09/05)
Clyde Albert "Max" Hillson, 87, Lamar, formerly of Schell City, died Feb. 7, 2005, at Barton County Memorial Hospital in Lamar. He was born Dec. 16, 1917, the son of William Albert and Florence Edna (Endicott) Hillsman. He married Anna Mae Hammond on Nov. 10, 1998...
Walter R. Dulaney IV (02/08/05)
Walter R. Dulaney IV, 31, Nevada, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada. He was born Oct. 30, 1973, in El Dorado Springs, to Walter Ray Dulaney III and Debbie Joan Sakaniwa Dulaney. He lived in California. He graduated from high school in Las Vegas, Nev. He moved back to Nevada in June 2003 and lived the remainder of his life here...
Carl H. Wilson (02/08/05)
Carl H. Wilson, 93, Nevada, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, at St. John's Regional Medical Center. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home.
Howard A. Bruns (02/08/05)
Howard A. Bruns, 84, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. He was born July 9, 1920, in Morris Mill, Mo., the son of Lewis Arthur and Anna Marie Komer Bruns. He married the former Juanita Willers on April 5, 1946...
Bertie Thomas Fowler (02/08/05)
Bertie Thomas Fowler, 93, Nevada, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born Dec. 22, 1911, in Nevada, to John Taylor Thomas and Anna Harpold Thomas. She was married May 20, 1929, in Butler, to Wendell F. Fowler. He preceded her in death Feb. 9, 2003...
James L. Dellinger (02/08/05)
James L. Dellinger, 87, Ottumwa, Iowa, died at 9:07 a.m., Feb. 7, 2005, at Trinity Center at Luther Park in Des Moines, Iowa. He was born April 4, 1917, in Ottumwa, to Charles Franklin and Allean Logan Dellinger. He married June Reese, April 5, 1938, and she preceded him in death in 2001...
Bertie Fowler (02/06/05)
Bertie Fowler, 93, Nevada, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home.
Raymond Hughes Jr. (02/04/05)
Raymond Hughes Jr., 57, Thornfield, Mo., died Feb. 2, 2005. He was born Aug. 9, 1947, in Walker, the son of Raymond Hughes Sr. and Doris Jeanell (Heddinger) Hughes. He married Cliffy Eagar in December 1992, in Brown Branch, Mo. He was a resident of Thornfield, Mo., for the past 12 years moving from Brixey, Mo. He was employed as an electrician. He served during the Vietnam War in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Ava, Mo...
Vernon Lee Guss (02/04/05)
Vernon Lee Guss, 64, Fort Scott, Kan., died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2005, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin. He was born March 28, 1940, in Nevada, the son of Albert Lee Guss and Ruby Medley Guss. He married Katherine E. Stewart on Nov. 3, 1957, at Fort Scott...
Hazel Welton (02/04/05)
Hazel Welton, 94, Nevada, died Feb. 1, 2005. Services were held at Ferry Funeral Home on Feb. 4, at 10:30 a.m., with James Jones officiating. Musicians were Kenny and Gwen Jones and Virginia Pyle. Musical selections were "He Touched Me" and "The Old, Old Path." Pallbearers were David McVey, Paul McVey, Terry McVey, James Johnson, William Johnson and Geoffery Johnson. Interment was in Newton Burial Park, Nevada. Arrangements were by Ferry Funeral Home...
Ralph Franklin Rich (02/03/05)
Ralph Franklin Rich, 77, Fort Scott, Kan., died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005, at the Fort Scott Manor Nursing Home. He was born Feb. 15, 1927, in Harding, Kan., the son of Frank S. Rich and Eva Richardson Rich. He was never married. He worked in his earlier years for Schafer Grocery. He farmed more than 30 years for Chet Ober. He attended the First Church of God...
Hazel Welton (02/03/05)
Hazel Welton, 94, Nevada, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, following a brief illness. She was born Nov. 27, 1910, in Manchester, Texas, to Cortland R. Caswell and Maude Lotus Griggs Caswell. She married Eldon R. Welton on June 18, 1956, in Miami, Okla., and he preceded her in death...
Hazel Welton (02/02/05)
Hazel Welton, 94, Nevada, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home.
Sandra "Sandi" Sue Powers (02/02/05)
Sandra "Sandi" Sue Powers, 64, of Columbia passed away Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at University Hospital. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home, followed by a service at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4, with the Rev. Dean Baxter officiating...
Martha J. Baker (02/01/05)
Martha J. Baker, 80, Rich Hill, died Jan. 30, 2005, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. She is survived by three daughters, Stella Tacia, Nevada, Doris Long, Milo, and Susie Kelly, Rich Hill; one sister, Polly Harrison, Crossville, Tenn.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
Fred Dewayne Coppage (02/01/05)
Fred Dewayne Coppage, 73, Warsaw, Mo., died Jan. 28, 2005, at Garden Valley Manor, in Gladstone, Mo. He was born on Sept. 16, 1931, in Pleasanton, Kan., to John Quintin Coppage and Rosa Rittenhouse. He was a Kansas City resident most of his life. He worked for TWA for more than 25 years. He lived in Warsaw, Mo., for the past 10 years...