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Obituaries from March 2005

Ruth Ann Meisenheimer (03/22/05)
Ruth Ann Meisenheimer, 50, Nevada, died March 16, 2005. Services were held at Ferry Funeral Home on March 21, at 2 p.m., with John Kohler officiating. Musical selections were "Precious Memories" and "I'll Fly Away." Arrangements are by Ferry Funeral Home.
Marie Knox Swisher (03/31/05)
Marie Knox Swisher, 87, former resident of Presbyterian Village, Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday, March 27, 2005, at the Willard Care Center in Willard, Mo. She had recently moved to be near her daughter. She was born Jan. 19, 1918, in Fulton, Kan., the daughter of George Washington Thayer and Elsie Hazel Linn Thayer. She married Robert William Knox on May 30, 1936, in Buffalo, Mo. He preceded her in death in 1976. She married Donald Swisher and was later divorced...
John Charles Keller (03/30/05)
John Charles Keller, 71, Nevada, died Monday, March 28, 2005, at his home in Nevada. He was born June 17, 1933, in Manning, N.D., to John G. Keller and Pauline Dinius Keller. He was a member of the Nevada Elks Lodge and the Nevada Eagles Lodge. He had lived in Nevada the past 10 years...
C.J. "Red" Finnigan (03/30/05)
C.J. "Red" Finnigan, 66, of Schell City, died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada. He is survived by his wife, Diane, of the home in Schell City; his sons, Michael, Noah and Ezekiel Finnigan; his daughters, Erin and Ruth Finnigan; mother, Assunta Finnigan, Rayham, Mass.; and brother, David Finnigan, Knoxville, Md...
Betty Jane Wegner (03/30/05)
Betty Jane Wegner, 76, Walker, died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Ellsworth, of the home; four daughters, Sharon Reisdorf, Webster City, Iowa, Bonnie Badger, Walker, Terri Riley, Granby, Mo., and Kimberly Baker, El Dorado Springs; three sisters; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren...
David Wayne Ernsbarger (03/30/05)
David Wayne Ernsbarger, passed away March 26, 2005, in Yuma, Ariz. He was born on Aug. 13, 1936, in Butler, where he graduated from Butler High School in 1954. David is a Navy veteran and retired from Southwestern Bell. He was a member of Gloria de Cristo Lutheran Church, CWA, Telephone Pioneers and Yuma Elks...
Vesta Young Braham (03/29/05)
Vesta Young Braham, 95, Carthage, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2005, at her home. Mrs. Braham was born Dec. 8, 1909, in Rinehart, Mo., to Harley Earl Young and Winnie Charles Young. She attended grade school at Rinehart country school and St. Joseph Annex in Nevada, graduating in 1927 with honors from Nevada High School. ...
Willo V. Dore (03/29/05)
Willo V. Dore, 95, Novi, Mich., formerly of Richards, died on March 23, 2005. She was born May 21, 1909, to Virgil Richardson and Audrey (Ware) Richardson at Richards. She graduated from Richards High School in 1927. She married, Ernest Dore, in 1932 in Fort Scott, Kan., at the home of her uncle...
Dr. James Arthur Conroy (03/29/05)
Obituary for Dr. James Arthur Conroy, 60, Nevada, died at his home March 24, 2005. Cremation. Private memorial service. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Mustang Association in care of (800) 667-8662. Arrangements Webb-Freer Funeral Home 205 S.W. 17th Street Blue Springs, MO 64015, (816) 229-2101...
Loyd Eugene "Gene" Hendrix Sr. (03/27/05)
Loyd Eugene "Gene" Hendrix Sr., 76, Nevada, died March 23, 2005. Services were held at Ferry Funeral Home on March 26, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Terry Mosher officiating. Soloist was June O'Connor. Musical selections were "Grandpa told me so," "Amazing Grace" and "Safe in the Arms of Jesus." Organist was Betty Seitz. ...
Violet Marie Herbst (03/24/05)
Violet Marie Herbst, 83, Nevada, died March 20, 2005. Services were held at Ferry Funeral Home today, March 24, at 11 a.m., with Anthony Pileggi officiating. Musical selections were "On Eagle's Wings" and "Amazing Grace." Interment was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Nevada. Arrangements are by Ferry Funeral Home...
Loyd Eugene Hendrix Sr. (03/24/05)
Loyd Eugene Hendrix Sr., 76, Nevada, died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. He was born Oct. 28, 1928, in Nevada, to William Henry Hendrix and Bessie Wilhemina Koehler Hendrix. He married Shirley Ann Garwood on April 29, 1961, in Nevada, and she survives of the home...
Loyd Eugene Hendrix (03/23/05)
Loyd Eugene Hendrix, 76, Nevada, died today, March 23, 2005, at Moore-Few Care Center. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home.
Bonnie Lorene Hartline (03/23/05)
Bonnie Lorene Hartline, Harwood, 84, died March 21, 2005, after several years of illness, at the Barone Alzheimer Care Center in Nevada. She was born Jan. 21, 1921, to Harrison and Myrtle Barritt. On June 10, 1939, she married Elza Hartline and he preceded her in death...
John Michael Stone (03/23/05)
John Michael Stone, 50, Nevada, died March 19, 2005. Services were held at Ferry Funeral Home today, March 23, at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. David Rorabaugh officiating. Musical selections were "One Day at a Time" and "The Old Rugged Cross." Pallbearers were Scott Stone, Dennis Stone, Dustin Derry, Shannon Stone, Stormy Miller and Brandon Stone. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Miller and Aaron Govoro. Interment was in Moore Cemetery, Nevada. Arrangements are by Ferry Funeral Home...
Irene W. Reynolds (03/23/05)
Irene W. Reynolds, 92, Nevada, died March 19, 2005. Services were held today, March 23, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Marty Compton officiating. Musical selections were "Amazing Grace," "Precious Memories," "The Old Rugged Cross" and "How Great Thou Art." Pallbearers were Harold Reynolds, Jerry Stark, Douglas Reynolds, Larry Reynolds, Charles Thompson and Dennis Willman. Interment was in Newton Burial Park. Arrangements are by Ferry Funeral Home...
Steven Ware (03/23/05)
Steven Ware, 63, Sheldon, died Monday, March 21, 2005, at his residence. He was born June 22, 1941, in Stotesbury, Mo., to Edward A. Ware and Effie Irene Hawkins Ware. He was married in San Bernardino, Calif., to Anita Liveley Ware. She survives of the home...
Larry Franklin Walker (03/23/05)
Larry Franklin Walker, 61, Nevada, died Monday, March 21, 2005, at his home. He was born March 14, 1944, in Huntsville, Ark., to Wiley Vernon Walker and Thelma Mae Pullin Walker. Larry was a friend to all and will be remembered for his talent and love of music. ...
Derwood Ashby Tough (03/22/05)
Derwood Ashby Tough, 89, Nevada, died March 18, 2005. Services were held today, March 22, at 10:30 a.m., with Dr. William Cox officiating. Soloist was Edi Gragg. Musical selections were "Amazing Grace" and "When the Saints Go Marching In." Organist was Martha Cubbage. Cremation. Arrangements are by Ferry Funeral Home...
Violet Marie Herbst (03/22/05)
Violet Marie Herbst, 83, Nevada, died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born Dec. 20, 1921, in Kansas City, Kan., to Bryan J. Wilson and Loretta Mae Slaymaker Wilson. She married Francis J. Herbst on Sept. 3, 1937, in Kansas City, Kan., and he preceded her in death on Sept. 3, 1986...
James Lee "Jim" Linn (03/22/05)
James Lee "Jim" Linn, 62, resident of rural Uniontown, Kan., died unexpectedly early Saturday, March 19, 2005, at his home following a heart attack. He was born Feb. 2, 1943, in Newport, Wash., the son of Lloyd and Meade Linn. He married Donna Hall on April 17, 1992...
John Michael Stone (03/22/05)
John Michael Stone, 50, Nevada, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. He was born Dec. 15, 1954, in Russell, Kan., to John Junior Stone and Jackie Lou Reed Stone. Mr. Stone was born in Kansas, but spent virtually his entire life in Nevada. He was a salvage yard operator...
Evalyn Mayberry (03/22/05)
Evalyn Mayberry, 97, Sun City, Ariz., died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at her home in Sun City, Ariz., following a lengthy illness. She was born in Iola, Kan., to Thomas and Myrtle Breckenridge. She graduated from Iola High School and attended the University of Kansas, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. ...
Lena "Irene" Wade Reynolds (03/22/05)
Lena "Irene" Wade Reynolds, 92, Nevada, passed away March l9, 2005, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's. She was born Jan. 8, 1913, in Nevada, to Fred L. Wade and Dottie (Poland) Wade. She married Reed Reynolds on June 10, 1934. He preceded her in death on June 28, 1999, after spending 65 loving years with his beloved Irene...
Derwood Ashby Tough (03/20/05)
Derwood Ashby Tough, 89, Nevada, died Friday, March 18, 2005, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, following a short illness. He was born Nov. 16, 1915, in Metz, to Claud Ashby Tough and Ola E. Johnston Tough. He was married July 14, 1937, in Nevada, to Anna Mae Thomas Tough. She survives of the home...
Charles Edwin Holland (03/18/05)
Charles Edwin Holland, 64, Nevada, died March 15, 2005. Services were held at Ferry Funeral Home today, March 18, at 10:30 a.m., with Dan Doolin officiating. Soloist was Sonja Hart. Musical selections were "Precious Memories" and "In the Garden." Pallbearers were David Terrell Jr., Michael Deeser, Dudley Sawyer, Lecil Fields, Gene Shears and Cody Null. ...
Ruth Ann Meisenheimer (03/18/05)
Ruth Ann Meisenheimer, 60, Nevada, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, following a brief illness. She was born Aug. 28, 1944, in El Dorado Springs, to Dennis Dean Pursley and Pearl Ruth Martin Pursley. She married Ed Meisenheimer on Dec. 1, 1968, at Sulphur Springs Baptist Church, and he survives of the home...
Fern E. Thomas (03/18/05)
Fern E. Thomas, 83, formerly of Nevada, died March 15, 2005, in Omaha, Neb. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dyke Thomas Jr.; and son, Larry Dean Folkner. She is survived by a son Jim Folkner; daughter, Kozetta Thomas; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; and a nephew...
Oscar D. Jenkins (03/18/05)
Oscar D. Jenkins, 87, died March 13, 2005. Services were held at Evergreen Memorial Chapel on March 17, at 2 p.m., with Dave Rorabaugh officiating. Musical selections were "Because He Lives" and "How Great Thou Art." Soloist was Wes Morton. Organist was Debbie Fast. ...
Shon Earl Bogart (03/18/05)
Shon Earl Bogart, 34, Sheldon, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at Freeman Health System West, Joplin, following a farm accident. He was born Sept. 7, 1970, in El Dorado Springs, to Ralph Earl Bogart and Sally Ann Phillips Bogart. Shon was born and raised in this area and has spent his entire life here. ...
Charles Edwin Holland (03/17/05)
Charles Edwin Holland, 64, Nevada, died suddenly, Tuesday, March 15, 2005, in Claremore, Okla. He was born on April 19, 1940, in Nevada, to Paul Edward Holland and Nora Alline Beshore Holland. He married Linda Lucille Stewart on April 22, 1975, in Miami, Okla., and she survives of the home...
Lois Mae Fritter (03/17/05)
Lois Mae Fritter, age 76, a resident of Richards, died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at the Boone Hospital Center, Columbia, Mo. She had been staying with her daughter in Columbia since a recent illness. Lois was born in Deerfield, on May 11, 1928, to Hugh William Johnson and Mary Rebecca Neptune Johnson. She married Clayton Clyde Fitter on Aug. 14, 1949, in Fort Scott, Kan. He preceded her in death on Feb. 10, 2003...
Marjorie Nell Williams (03/16/05)
Marjorie Nell Williams, 83, of rural Muscatine, Iowa, died Monday, March 7, 2005, at the Unity Hospital at Muscatine. The daughter of James and Nell Seehorn Boyd, she was born July 18, 1921, at Nevada. She married Paul Shepherd in 1940. He preceded her in death. She married Fred Matthews and he preceded her in death. She married Jesse Williams and he preceded her in death in the 1980s...
Charles Edwin Holland (03/16/05)
Charles Edwin Holland, 64, Nevada, died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, in Claremore, Okla. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home.
Ruth Elizabeth Mace (03/16/05)
Ruth Elizabeth Mace, 83, Nevada, died March 13, 2005. Services were held at the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints today, March 16, at 10 a.m., with Ammon Hizer officiating. Speaker was Bill Gillette. Soloist was Loren Hunt. Musical selections were "Love at Home," "Abide With Me" and "I Know That My Redeemer Lives." Organist was Jane Peterson. ...
Alfred Dean Gilliland (03/16/05)
Alfred Dean Gilliland, the son of Lois Dean and Irene Arbogast Gilliland, was born Feb. 21, 1937, in Fort Scott, Kan., and passed away on March 14, 2005, at his residence at 68 years of age. Mr. Gilliland graduated from Nevada High School in 1955. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1955-1959. He was the father of two daughters, Tina and Teresa, in a previous marriage. He worked at 3M as an electrical/maintenance manager for 26 years. Al was united in marriage to Dolly Ratliff on Dec. 3, 1994...
Dennis McKinney (03/16/05)
Dennis McKinney, 82, formerly of Schell City, died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. He is survived by three sons, Mike McKinney and David McKinney, both of Nevada, and Terry McKinney, of Schell City; one sister, Mary Rachel Smith, of Waynesboro, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren...
Marion Le Hill (03/15/05)
Marion Le Hill, 85, died March 9, 2005, at Cameron Regional Medical Center, in Cameron, Mo. She was born Nov. 15, 1919, in Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of Marion and Ethel Le (Hodges) Wegener. She married Archie Herbert Hill. She and her husband owned and operated the Walnut Street Grocery in Rich Hill for more than 11 years. She was a member of the Rich Hill First Baptist Church...
Lonnie Easton Trotter (03/15/05)
Lonnie Easton Trotter, age 49, Lamar, died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, following a four-year battle with ALS. He was born Sept. 28, 1955, in Liberal, Mo., to Harold Leland and Leona Emily (Carpenter) Trotter. He married Nancy Irene Sims on July 16, 1977 in Lamar...
Ruth Elizabeth Mace (03/15/05)
Ruth Elizabeth Mace, 83, Nevada, died Sunday, March 13, 2005, at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born Feb. 27, 1922, in St. Louis, to Forrest Calvin Horton and Almeda May Smith Horton. She and Donald Mace were married on April 6, 1962, in Erin, Miss...
Gladys Matilda Pyle Banks (03/15/05)
Gladys Matilda Pyle Banks, 94, Nevada, died Thursday, March 10, 2005, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born Feb. 28, 1911, in Walker, to Thomas Francis Pyle and Hattie Mable Dixon Pyle. She married Clifford Banks and he preceded her in death in July 1976...
George W. Francis (03/15/05)
George W. Francis born Dec. 31,1914, in Lincoln, Neb., the son of Joseph William and Ruth Ann (Gillespie) Francis, died March 12, 2005, at 10:40 a.m. at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Laura (Hartley) Francis, of the home. Mr. Francis was a member of Maranatha Christian Fellowship...
William E. Gordon (03/15/05)
William E. Gordon, 84, passed away Feb. 21, 2005, in Jacksonville Beach, Fla. Born in Vernon County. He was the son of the late William Walker and Anna Gordon. Mr. Gordon is survived by his wife, Marie; daughter Barbara Rovedo, (John), of Jacksonville, Fla.; son; Darrell Gordon (Karen), of Solana Beach, Calif.; and six grandchildren. ...
Oscar D. Jenkins (03/15/05)
Oscar D. Jenkins, the son of Willard Savander and Ruby Grimsley Jenkins, was born Feb. 21, 1918, in El Dorado Springs, and passed away on Sunday March 13, 2005, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, at 87 years of age. Mr. Jenkins was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. ...
Gladys Matilda Pyle Banks (03/13/05)
Gladys Matilda Pyle Banks, 94, Nevada, died Thursday, March 10, 2005, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born Feb. 28, 1911, in Walker, to Thomas Francis Pyle and Hattie Mable Dixon Pyle. She married Clifford Banks and he preceded her in death in July 1976...
Allen Laux Cummings (03/13/05)
Allen Laux Cummings, 87, Nevada, died Thursday, March 10, 2005, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada. He was born June 15, 1917, in Bates County, Mo., to Hiram George Cummings and Gertie Cecil Moore Cummings. He was married Feb. 12, 1937 in Butler, to Elsie Lorraine Strange Cummings. She preceded him in death Sept. 24, 2003...
Roger "Wayne" Whisler (03/13/05)
Roger "Wayne" Whisler, 70, of Boulder, Colo., died Monday, March 7, 2005, in Boulder, Colo. The son of Bill Whisler and Pauline Current-Whisler, he was born May 5,1934, in Nevada. He married Mary Catherine Rafferty on June 12, 1955, in Boulder, Colo...
Marion L. Hill (03/11/05)
Marion L. Hill, 85, Rich Hill, died March 9, 2005, at Cameron Regional Medical Center in Cameron, Mo. She is survived by one son, J.L. Hill, Friendswood, Texas; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 17, at 2 p.m., at the Rich Hill First Baptist Church with burial in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Rich Hill. The family will receive friends Thursday from 1 p.m. until service time at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill...
Gladys Banks (03/11/05)
Gladys Banks, 94, Nevada, died Thursday, March 10, 2005, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. Funeral services and family information will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home.
Tommy Lee Thomas Jr. (03/10/05)
Tommy Lee Thomas Jr., 18, died March 3, 2005. Graveside services were held at Moore Cemetery today, March 10, at 3:30 p.m. Arrangements are by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
Eula Mae Stoller Emery (03/10/05)
Eula Mae Stoller Emery, 94, California, Mo., passed away, Saturday, March 5, 2005, at the Moniteau Care Center in California, Mo. She was born March 11, 1910, on a farm five miles east of Milo, the daughter of Ernest and Ada Hackney Stoller. As a child she attended the Olive Branch Baptist Church near Milo. ...
Colton James Kasper (03/10/05)
Anita Pearl Kasper, Schell City, is proud to announce the birth of her son, Colton James Kasper. Colton was born at 8:15 a.m., on March 8, 2005, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces, and measured 20.5 inches. He joins three siblings, Devin, Trisha and Shaina Schmidt. Maternal grandparents are John F. and Vinieta Kasper, Harwood...
Irene Marie Purkey (03/09/05)
Irene Marie Purkey, 47, Nevada, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born Sept. 30, 1957, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Pete Dyke and Janis McGee. She married Craig Caviness on June 10, 1984, in Kingman, Ariz. He preceded her in death on Oct. 21, 2000...
Tommy Lee Thomas Jr. (03/09/05)
Tommy Lee Thomas Jr., 18, Bolivar, died March 3, 2005, at Mashburn Residential Learning Center in Bolivar. He was born July 17, 1986, in Kansas City, Mo. He was cared for by Joe and Barbara Pruitt from 1988 until 2002. During that time, he attended Cedar Ridge State School...
Freda Irene Raabe (03/09/05)
Freda Irene Raabe, 65, Horton, died March 5, 2005. Services were held at the Rinehart Cemetery on March 9, at 11 a.m., with Everett Forkner officiating. Pallbearers were Raymond Hunt, Gary Nichols, Gilbert Willson, Gary Comstock, Roy Raabe and Walt Jacks. Honorary pallbearers were Everett Forkner, Edward Call and David Schaffer. Interment was in Rinehart Cemetery, Richards. Arrangements are by Ferry Funeral Home...
Eula Pearl Singer (03/09/05)
Eula Pearl Singer, 80, died Feb. 28, 2005. Services were held at Medical Lodge today, March 9, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Paul Mooney officiating. Musical selections were "Amazing Grace" and "In the Garden." Arrangements are by Ferry Funeral Home.
Ruth Grace Walker (03/09/05)
Ruth Grace Walker, 90, formerly of El Dorado Springs, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, following a short illness. She was born Dec. 21, 1914, in Nevada, to Carl Kirkhart and Arta Frances Mann Kirkhatt. She married John R. Walker on March 23, 1936, in Nevada, and he preceded her in death on July 21, 1980...
Mary Ellen Gerster (03/08/05)
Mary Ellen Gerster, 80, El Dorado Springs, died Saturday, March 5, 2005, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield. She was born Jan. 31, 1925, in Vernon County, the daughter of Frank and Myrtle Thomas Hutchison. She married Jewell R. Gerster on Oct. 2, 1942...
Ruth Grace Walker (03/08/05)
Ruth Grace Walker, 90, Nevada, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
Dean Stark Butterfield (03/08/05)
Dean Stark Butterfield, 91, Nevada, died March 4, 2005. Services were held at Ferry Funeral Home today at 2 p.m., with Dr. William Cox officiating. Musical selections were "Amazing Grace," "In the Garden" and "Wind Beneath My Wings." Pallbearers were Gregory D. Butterfield, Timothy J. Butterfield, Blake W. Butterfield, May Ling Butterfield, Todd R. Butterfield and Dean K. Butterfield. Interment was in Worsley Cemetery in Bronaugh. Arrangements are by Ferry Funeral Home...
Freda Irene Raabe (03/08/05)
Freda Irene Raabe, 65, Horton, died Saturday, March 5, 2005, at Independence Regional Hospital, Independence, Mo. She was born Jan. 24, 1940, in Milo, to Robert Lewis Willson and Anna Mae Kessler Willson. She married Elton John Raabe on June 23, 1956, in Rinehart Christian Church, Horton, and he survives of the home...
Mary Ferne Fox (03/06/05)
Mary Ferne Fox, 88, Nevada, died March 2, 2005. Services were held at Ferry Funeral Home on March 5, at 10 a.m., with John Nichols officiating. Musical selections were "One Day at a Time," "In the Garden" and "Amazing Grace." Organist was Willa Lee. Pallbearers were Jerry Heathman, Loren Heathman, Bob Heathman, Gary Almquist, Doug Beeman, Bob Eador and John Eador. Interment was in Moore Cemetery. Arrangements are by Ferry Funeral Home...
Dean Stark Butterfield (03/06/05)
Dean Stark Butterfield, age 91, of Nevada died on Friday, March 4, 2005, at Christian Health Care in Nevada following a lengthy illness. He was born on Oct. 14, 1913, in Moundville, to Walter and Effie Mae Stark Butterfield. He was married to Ruth Riek and she preceded him in death in 1992...
Virginia I. August (03/06/05)
Virginia I. August passed away Feb. 26, 2005, at Moore-Few Nursing Home following a brief illness. She was born Aug. 26, 1927. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and her husband, Alfred August. Survivors include one daughter, Sonja Catalano; two grandchildren, Jason and Gina; and four great-grandchildren, all of the state of California. She will also be greatly missed by many good friends of the Nevada area...
Mary Ferne Fox (03/04/05)
Mary Ferne Fox, 88, Nevada, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada. She was born Jan. 5, 1917, in the Sandstone community, Vernon County, to Charles and Jennie Martin. She married Glen R. Fox on June 25, 1938, in Girard, Kan., and he preceded her in death on Nov. 25, 1997...
Esther Ruth "Snoocks" Stewart (03/04/05)
Esther Ruth "Snoocks" Stewart, 62, formerly of Neosho, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at Cedar County Hospital, in El Dorado Springs, following a lengthy illness. She was born Jan. 16, 1943, in Neosho, Mo., to George Wright Brashers and Blanche Juanita (Eubanks) Brashers. She married Francis Stewart, Nov. 3, 1963, in Granby, Mo. He survives...
Ida E. Smith (03/03/05)
Ida E. Smith, 88, rural Rich Hill, died March 1, 2005, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. She was born April 14, 1916, in Limeville, Iowa, the daughter of Thomas Mason and Nellie May (Lewis) Laughlin. She spent most of her life in the Lawrence, Kan., area, moving to Rich Hill four years ago...
Mary Ferne Fox (03/03/05)
Mary Ferne Fox, 88, Nevada, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home.
Nova June Tracy (03/01/05)
Nova June Tracy, 70, Belton, Mo., died Feb. 25, 2005, at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. She was born June 1, 1934, in Ava, Mo., to Joseph O. Huffman and Bertha Bell Privett Huffman. She was married June 23, 1953, in Nevada, to Leland Tracy who survives of the home...
Leila J. Reed (03/01/05)
Leila J. Reed, 88, Oak Grove, Mo., died Feb. 25, 2005. Services were held at Metz United Methodist Church on Feb. 28, at 11 a.m., with Randy Handly officiating. Musical selection was "Whispering Hope." Soloist was Randy Handly. Pallbearers were Denver Westerhold, Wayne Westerhold, Rodger Wikoff, Robert Morgan, Michael Shaw and Joey Geary. Interment was in Pryor Creek Cemetery in Metz. Arrangements are by Ferry Funeral Home...
Mary L. Armitage (03/01/05)
Mary L. Armitage, 91, Nevada, died Feb. 23, 2005. Services were held at the United Methodist Church on Feb. 26, at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Ralph Clark officiating. Congregational hymns were "O God, Our Help in Ages Past" and "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty." Organist was Peggy Graves. ...
Mabel A. (Demaree) McGee (03/01/05)
Mabel A. (Demaree) McGee, 88, Nevada, died Feb. 23, 2005. Services were held at Evergreen Memorial Chapel on Feb. 28, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Jack Daniels officiating. Musical selections were "How Great Thou Art" and "The Lord's Prayer." Organist was Betty Seitz. ...