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Obituaries from April 2005

Michael M. Straight (04/28/05)
Michael M. Straight, 67, Nevada, died Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, following an illness of several months. He was born June 23, 1937, in Kansas City, Mo., to Harley M. Straight Jr. and Alice F. Chouteau Straight. He married Cheryl Pettibon Shipley on Feb. 17, 1999, in Miami, Okla., and she survives of the home...
Katherine Margaret Davis (04/27/05)
Katherine Margaret Davis, 60, Sheldon, died Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at Nevada Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness. She was born Sept. 12, 1944, in Nevada, to Chester Lee Long and Louella Margaret Riggs Long. She was born and reared in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School. She spent virtually her entire life in this area. She was primarily a homemaker, but worked for a time as a dispatcher...
August Junior "Gus" Yarick (04/22/05)
August Junior "Gus" Yarick, 95, of Hume, passed away at the home on Sunday, April 17, 2005. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m., on Sunday, April 24, at the Hume Christian Church. Inurnment of ashes by immediate family will be at the Littel Cemetery, Pleasanton, Kan., the following week...
Janet Phelps Corn (04/20/05)
Janet (Phelps) Corn, 58, passed away at Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup, Wash., on April 14, 2005, after a battle with leukemia. Janet was born July 3, 1946, in Cheverly, Md., to Milton E. Phelps and LaNeta M. Phelps. She lived in Nevada from age 2 until college. ...
Rolla E. Kimzey (04/19/05)
Rolla E. Kimzey, 86, Nevada, died Friday, April 15, 2005. Services were held today, April 19, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. David D. Landwehr officiating. Soloist was June O'Conner. Musical selections were "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Peace in the Valley." Organist was Betty Seitz. ...
Thelma L. Neil (04/19/05)
Thelma L. Neil, 82, of Schell City, formerly of Mulberry, Kan., died at 9:10 p.m., Sunday, April 17, 2005, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center. She was born on Nov. 23, 1922, at Gross, Kan., the daughter of William and Flora Kreiger Thompson. She married Miles D. Neil Sr., on Sept. 14, 1939, at Girard, Kan., and he preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 1997...
Elma Fay Eshelbrenner (04/19/05)
Elma Fay Eshelbrenner, 80, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Saturday, April 16, 2005, at the Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, Kan., following a two-week illness. She was born Jan. 14, 1925, in Bourbon County, Kan., the daughter of Frank W. Beal and Ethel M. Galvin Beal...
Janet Phelps Corn (04/19/05)
Janet (Phelps) Corn, 58, passed away at Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup, Wash., on April 14, 2005, after a battle with leukemia. Janet was born July 3, 1946, in Cheverly, Md., to Milton E. Phelps and LaNeta M. Phelps. She lived in Nevada from age 2 until college. ...
Rolla E. Kimzey (04/17/05)
Rolla E. Kimzey, 86, Nevada, died Friday, April 15, 2005, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, following a short illness. He was born Sept. 23, 1918, in Saline County, Kan., the son of Samuel Veniles Kimzey and Emma Royder Kimzey. He married Pearl O. Stone on June 1, 1943, in El Dorado Springs, and she survives of the home...
Janet Phelps Corn (04/17/05)
Janet Phelps Corn, 58, Puyallup, Wash., formerly of Nevada, died Thursday, April 14, 2005, in the Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, Wash. Family information and funeral arrangement will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
Jean Spears Graham (04/17/05)
Jean Spears Graham, 81, Butler, died Thursday, April 14, 2005, at Willow Lane Nursing Center in Butler. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Monday, April 18, at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660) 679-6555 in Butler. No visitation. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler. Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hospice...
Roberta Conley (04/17/05)
Roberta Conley was born to Bruno Roehrl and Elinor Kirby Roehrl on June 5, 1943, in Binghamton, N.Y. She died April 14, 2005, at her home in El Dorado Springs, after a long and valiant battle with metastatic melanoma. She graduated from Strong Vincent High School in Erie, Pa. ...
Sharon Lorraine Lewis (04/15/05)
Sharon Lorraine Lewis, 53, Nevada, died Thursday, April 14, 2005, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born Dec. 27, 1951, in Riverside, Calif., the daughter of Walter Grover Grandstaff and Mary Genevieve Edwards Grandstaff...
James Leslie Merideth (04/15/05)
James Leslie Merideth, 91, formerly of Yucaipa, Calif., died Thursday, April 14, 2005, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada. He was born Nov. 13, 1913, in Columbia, Mo., the son of Eugene and Willy Mae (Baumgartner) Merideth. He is survived by his wife, Florence Shiley-Merideth, Nevada; one daughter, Leslie Carroll (Merideth) Bartlett, rural Vernon County; brothers, Charles and George, of Columbia, Mo., and Joe B., Billy M., and Jack Merideth of southern California; and sister, Maxine (Johnson) in Columbia, Mo.. ...
Sharon Lewis (04/14/05)
Sharon Lewis, 53, Nevada, died Thursday, April 14, 2005, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home.
Nellie Black Yocum (04/13/05)
Nellie Black Yocum, 92, Rich Hill, died April 12, 2005, at Medical Lodge of Butler. She is survived by two daughters, Margie Garcia, El Monte, Calif., and Louise Louvier, Kansas City, Mo.; three sons, Larry E. Black, Rich Hill, Kenny Black, Hermitage, Mo., and Jim Black, Nevada; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren...
Margaret Rae (Scism) Harless (04/12/05)
Margaret Rae (Scism) Harless, 70, Van Nuys, Calif., formerly of Walker, died Sunday, April 3, 2005. Services were held at Ferry Funeral Home on April 9, at 1 p.m., with Ray Dean Scism officiating. Organist was Betty Seitz. Congregational hymns were "Saved, Saved," "Victory in Jesus" and "When We All Get to Heaven." Pallbearers were Jeff Duey, Doug Scism, David Harless, David Levy, Matthew Seigel and Sgt. ...
Elza R. Pruitt (04/12/05)
Elza R. Pruitt, 93, Fort Scott, Kan., died late Saturday, April 9, 2005, at the Fort Scott Manor Nursing Home. He was born Nov. 28, 1911, in Shawnee, Okla., the son of James Asa Pruitt and Lucy Ellen Watkins Pruitt. He married Bernice Killion on Jan. 29, 1934, in Fort Scott...
George Jesse "G.J." Six (04/12/05)
George Jesse "G.J." Six, 78 and a half years of age, Holiday, Fla., died Monday, April 4, 2005, at the Marliere Hospice Care Center in New Port Richey, Fla. A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, April 23, at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler, at 2 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Hospice Center in Florida or locally of a charity of your choice...
Laura Cleo Burton (04/08/05)
Laura Cleo Burton, 87, of Independence, Kan., died Thursday, April 7, 2005, at Heatherwood Estates. She was born Jan. 20, 1918, in Hale, Kan., the daughter of Fred and Lois (Lakin) Bird. She graduated from Sedan High School and worked for a time at the Sedan Credit Bureau. She married Ivan William Burton in Joplin on Nov. 5, 1938, he preceded her in death on March 30, 2003...
Claude E. Workman (04/08/05)
Claude E. Workman, 77, Nevada, died Monday, April 4, 2005. Services were held at Ferry Funeral Home on April 7, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Paul Mooney officiating. Musical selections were "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" and "Amazing Grace." Pallbearers were John Spencer, Craig Bryson, Jerry Arnold, Jim Brown, Don Brown and Rob Gant. ...
Larry Keith Harper (04/07/05)
Larry Keith Harper, 62, Nevada, died April 6, 2005, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
Retta Mae Hyder (04/07/05)
Retta Mae Hyder, 71, died Sunday, April 3, 2005. Funeral services were held at Evergreen Memorial Chapel today, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Terry Mosher officiating. Burial was in Wagner Cemetery. Pallbearers were Travis Hyder, Andy Hays, Mike Hanes, James Pilcher, Daniel Hyder and Tim Hyder. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Deneve, Delbert Clawson and Chris Siebert...
Carolyn Lucille "Carrie" Fowler (04/07/05)
Carolyn Lucille "Carrie" Fowler, 90, formerly of Fort Scott, Kan., died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at the Valley Care Medical Center in Pleasanton, Calif. She was born Jan. 7, 1915, near Fort Scott, the daughter of Roy and Louise Kennedy Singmaster. She married Glenn Fowler of Arcadia, Kan., in September 1934 and he preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 1995...
Lurline Lindley Ford (04/06/05)
Lurline Lindley Ford, 76, Sheldon, died March 31, 2005. Services were held at Ferry Funeral Home on April 5, at 10:30 a.m., with Andrew Kirschner officiating. Soloist was Dorothy McCaslin. Musical selections were "In the Garden" and "One Day at a Time." Organist was Helen Leininger. ...
John Hilliard Stansill (04/06/05)
John Hilliard Stansill 65, of Hermitage, Mo., died Monday, April 4, 2005, at St. John's hospital in Springfield, after an illness. He was born on Jan. 22, 1940, in Lanagan, Mo., to the late Archilla Stansill and Lora Katherine (Puryear) Stansill. He was born and raised in McDonald County. ...
Nadine June Senneff Gransbury (04/06/05)
Nadine June Senneff Gransbury, 79, El Dorado Springs, died April 3, 2005, She was born on June 11, 1926, in Kansas City, Mo. She lived most her life on her farm in Montevallo, Mo. She had worked for several years at the State Hospital in Nevada, then later at O'Sullivan's in Lamar from where she retired...
Daniel E. Short (04/06/05)
Daniel E. Short, 78, Nevada, died April 3, 2005. Services were held at Ferry Funeral Home today, April 6, at 10:30 a.m., with Mark Mitchell officiating. Musical selections were "In the Garden" and "Peace in the Valley." Pallbearers were Russell Underwood, Johnnie Robinson, Leroy Rainey, Johnnie Maslen, Mark Kutina and Kenny Butler. Honorary pallbearers were Roy Jones, Elmer Munsterman and Bus Faith. Interment was in Mount Vernon Cemetery in Walker. Arrangements are by Ferry Funeral Home...
Claude E. Workman (04/06/05)
Claude E. Workman, 77, Nevada, died Monday, April 4, 2005, at his home in Nevada. He was born Nov. 21, 1927, in Germantown, Ky., to Wilbur Homer Workman and Ada Chloe Orme Workman. He married Violet Mary Rhamy on June 4, 1970, in Nevada. She preceded him in death on Dec. 12, 1997...
Margaret Rae (Scism) Harless (04/06/05)
Margaret Rae (Scism) Harless, 70, Van Nuys, Calif., formerly of Walker, died Sunday, April 3, 2005, in Tujunga, Calif. She was born in Siloam Springs, Ark., on Oct. 1, 1934. While she was still very young, the family moved to Walker, where she spent her childhood. ...
Eugene E. Elder (04/06/05)
Eugene E. Elder, 87, of Cherokee, Iowa, passed away Monday evening, April 4, 2005, in the Cherokee Villa. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Church of Christ in Cherokee, Iowa. Pastor Gary Swick will officiate. ...
Retta Mae Hyder (04/05/05)
Retta Mae Hyder, 71, died Sunday, April 3, 2005, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 24, 1934, in Stockton, the daughter of William Howard and Ida Mae Lawson Rowland. She married Virgil Lee Hyder on May 15, 1947, in Petaluma, Calif., and he preceded her in death on Aug. 6, 1971. She was a homemaker...
Hazel Fern Kasten (04/05/05)
Hazel Fern Kasten, 86, formerly of Bronaugh, died Monday, April 4, 2005, at the Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. She was born April 21, 1918, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Albert Goben and Bertha May Mapes Goben. She married Paul E. Kasten on Feb. 7, 1948, in Kansas City, Mo...
Margaret Rae (Scism) Harless (04/05/05)
Margaret Rae (Scism) Harless, 70, Van Nuys, Calif., formerly of Walker, died Sunday, April 3, 2005, in Tujunga, Calif. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
Daniel E. Short (04/05/05)
Daniel E. Short, 78, Nevada, died April 3, 2005, at Christian Health Care Center, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. He was born Oct. 1, 1926, in Dederick, to Oral Daniel Short and Naomi Grace Branstetter Short. He married Bonnie Lou Collins on June 10, 1947, in Fort Scott, Kan., and she survives of the home...
Donald E. Loiselle (04/03/05)
Donald E. Loiselle, 64, Nevada, died March 30, 2005. Services were held at Moore Cemetery on April 2, at 10:30 a.m., with Jerry Pyle and Herb Doering officiating. Musical selections were "Go Rest High on That Mountain," "The Old Rugged Cross" and "In the Garden." Pallbearers were Tammy Church, Angela Eaglen, Allen Foulk, Shawn Foulk, Andy Pryor, Mike Foulk, John Foulk, Ethan York, John Johnson and Mitch Pryor Jr. ...
Lurline Lindley Ford (04/03/05)
Lurline Lindley Ford, 76, Sheldon, peacefully passed away Thursday, March 31, 2005, at the home of her daughter in Columbia. She was born Jan. 12, 1929, in Sheldon, the daughter of Warren Benjamin Lindley and Hazle DeVenney Lindley. She was a 1946 graduate of Sheldon High School and attended Southwest Missouri State College in Springfield. ...
Donald Etna Loiselle (04/01/05)
Donald Etna Loiselle, 64, Nevada, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at Nevada Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. He was born July 11, 1940, in Chippewa Falls, Wis., to William and Pearl Loiselle. He married Alberta J. Stewart on Jan. 25, 1971, in Miami, Okla., and she preceded him in death on Dec. 16, 2003...
Thelma Maydene Wright (04/01/05)
Thelma Maydene Wright, 87, former resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday, March 31, 2005, at the Prescott Country View Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 13, 1917, on a farm near Hume, the daughter of Aubrey Oliver and Georgia Ann Smith Pyle. She married John A. Wright on Sept. 28, 1940, in Fort Scott, Kan. He preceded her in death on Oct. 9, 2003...