Obituaries from August 2005
Thelma Jane Robinson
Thelma Jane Robinson, 68, Harwood, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, at Moore-Few Care Center. She was born on March 21, 1937, in West Virginia. She married Richard Robinson on Sept. 19, 1980, in Miami, Okla. She was a member of Central Christian Church in Joplin. She worked as a certified nursing assistant. at Nevada Regional Medical Center for many years...
Marilyn Martin, 56, of Columbia, Mo., died at her home on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005. Services will be at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1, at Columbia United Church of Christ with Carole Barner officiating. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery...
Lillian "Esther" Ford
Lillian "Esther" Ford, 90, Katy, Texas, formerly of Nevada, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005, at her home. She was born May 1, 1915, in Nevada, to Clyde W. Egbert and Grace Frakes Egbert. She was married Alfred W. Ford and he preceded her in death on March 2, 1959...
Roger George Schlueter
Roger George Schlueter, 67, Rich Hill, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005, at Bates County Memorial Hospital. He was born April 27, 1938, to George Walter and Helen B. Radunz Schlueter in Hutchinson, Minn. He married Dixie Catherine Lee on Feb. 20, 1960. He grew up in Hutchinson, Minn., and graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1956. ...
Erma P. Cowger
Erma P. Cowger, 88, Nevada, died Aug. 24, 2005, at Christian Health Care where she had been a resident the past four years. She was born Nov. 10, 1916, in Butler, to Willie Silvers and Caroline (Vogt) Silvers. She married Earl Cowger, and he preceded her in death in 1994. She worked as one of the original "Harvey" Girls at Fred Harvey Restaurant in Gladstone, Mo. After that she worked for various other restaurants in Gladstone...
Lena Mae Harpold
Lena Mae Harpold, 83, Nevada, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005. Services were held at Ferry Funeral Home today, Aug. 24, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Ralph Clark officiating. Musical selections were "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Amazing Grace." Honorary pallbearers were John Flynn Sr., Homer Ellis and Jim Rinehart. Interment was in Newton Burial Park in Nevada. Arrangements are by Ferry Funeral Home...
Pauline H. Geyer
Pauline H. Geyer, 73, Dewey, Okla. died Friday, Aug. 19, 2005. Services were held at Ferry Funeral Home on Aug. 23, at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Roland Youngberg officiating. Eulogy was by Dan Doolin. Soloist was Sonja Hart. Musical selections were "Angels Among Us" and "Precious Memories." Pallbearers were Brent Holland, Brandon Leininger, Rick Holland, Charlie Dale Holland, Greg Leininger, and Jordan Leininger. ...
Viola Cornelia Shellhorn
Viola Cornelia Shellhorn, age 87, of El Dorado Springs, died Aug. 21, 2005. She was born in Lexington, Mo., on May 8, 1918, the daughter of John E. and Nellie Mills. Viola's father died in the flu epidemic in 1918 when Viola was 8 months old. Her mother then married David Smitson when Viola was 3 and they moved from Lexington to Independence, Mo...
Joseph Hope Hornback
Joseph Hope Hornback, Nevada, 95, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2005, at Moore-Few Care Center. Graveside services will be held at a later date in October under the direction of Evergreen Memorial Chapel. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Vernon County Historical Society, 231 North Main Street, Nevada, MO 64772...
Pauline H. Geyer
Pauline H. Geyer, 73, Dewey, Okla., died Friday, Aug. 19, 2005. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Interment will follow in Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday between 6 and 7 p.m...
Allene Opal Hiestand
Allene Opal Hiestand, 90, Nevada, died Aug. 16, 2005, at Christian Health Care in Nevada following a long illness. She was born Feb. 28, 1915, at Dederick, to John and Eva (Key) Folkner. Allene married Clifford Eldon Hiestand on Oct. 9, 1933, in Fort Scott, Kan. He preceded her in death in 1993...
Virginia Flo Willard (Foster)
Virginia Flo Willard (Foster), 82, Wichita, Kan., died Monday, Aug. 15. She was the former co-owner and operator of Bright's Grill with her husband for about 30 years in Fort Scott, Kan., and former 4th National Bank of Wichita employee. She was preceded in death by her parents Willard and Wilma Foster; and grandson, David Warrior. ...
Jesse L. Evans
Jesse L. Evans, 88, Nevada, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home.
Donald D. Daugherty
Donald D. Daugherty, 73, of Moundville, died Aug. 11, 2005, at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., following a short illness. He was born Dec. 25, 1931, in Bronaugh, to Ralph "Hike" Daugherty and Goldie Mae Green Daugherty. On Sept. 3, 1960, he married Janet L. Hatfield, in Miami, Okla., and she survives of the home...
Charles Raymond Talbott
Charles Raymond Talbott, 69, of Lamar, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, at Barton County Memorial Hospital. A life-long Barton County resident, he was born Aug. 19, 1935, in Liberal, to Raymond A. and Thelma O. (Timmons) Talbott. On June 9, 1957, at Newport Baptist Church, in Barton County, he married Linda Ruth Beavers...
Dowell "Keith" Armstrong
Dowell "Keith" Armstrong, age 70, passed away suddenly on Monday, Aug. 8, 2005. He was born on Aug. 3, 1935, in Nevada, to Raymond and Alice (Addison) Armstrong. Keith attended schools in Appleton City and Nevada. He began working on the Pohl's Family Farm in 1953. ...
Orville E. Meritt
Orville E. Meritt, 79, Nevada, passed away Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. He was born April 28, 1926, in Vernon County, to Lawrence Elmer Meritt and Viola Mae Williams Meritt. He married Dorothea M. Garwood on June 20, 1948, in Nevada, and she survives of the home...
Doris Elizabeth Foland
Doris Elizabeth Foland, 75, Kansas City, Mo., died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005. Services were held at Ferry Funeral home on Aug. 6, at 2 p.m., with John Nichols officiating. Musical selections were "My Heart Will Go On" and "Memories." Pallbearers were John Foland, Kyle Foland, Mike Foland, Larry Weatherly, David Schorpp and Dan Lahar. Interment was in Newton Burial Park in Nevada. Arrangements were by Ferry Funeral Home...
John Charles Perkins
John Charles Perkins, 67, Carthage, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005. Services were held at Antioch Cemetery on Aug. 6, at 3 p.m., with Mark Vancil officiating. Interment was in Antioch Cemetery in Nevada. Arrangements are by Ferry Funeral Home.
John Charles Perkins
John Charles Perkins, 67, Carthage, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, at Freeman Health Care Systems in Joplin, following an illness of several weeks. He was born Oct. 12, 1937, in Springfield, to Russum Lloyd Perkins and Eunice Mabel Holmes Perkins. He was married June 3, 1956, in the Central Christian Church, Springfield, to Glenda Stiles who survives of the home...
Doris Elizabeth Foland
Doris Elizabeth Foland, 75, Kansas City, Mo., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. She was born Dec. 14, 1929, in Easton, Pa. Doris graduated from Easton High School in 1947 and Easton School of Nursing in 1950. ...
John C. Perkins
John C. Perkins, 67, Carthage, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home.
Doris E. Foland
Doris E. Foland, Kansas City, Mo., died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Kansas City. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home.
Robert "Bob" Nelson Wheeler
Robert "Bob" Nelson Wheeler, 57, Milo, died Sunday, July 31, 2005. Services were held at Ferry Funeral Home today, Aug. 3, at 2 p.m., with Keith D. Frieze officiating. Musicians were Doug and Janice Rice. Musical selections were "Amazing Grace" and "Life's Railway to Heaven." Pallbearers were Richard Roberts, John Robinson, Gary Glascow, Lee Stone Sr., Larry Blythe and Bill Baker. ...
Jessie Lloyd Whitaker
Jessie Lloyd Whitaker, the son of Jessie and Carrie (Kirby) Whitaker, was born April 22, 1922, in Reyno, Ark., and passed away on Monday, Aug. 1, 2005, at Freeman East Hospital in Joplin. He was a long-time resident of Nevada. He was united in marriage to the former Delores Calvert on Sept. 29, 1967, in Vernon, Texas. Mr. Whitaker attended the Nevada Assembly of God. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post No. 2175 and the American Legion. He enjoyed fishing...
Mary C. Miles
Mary C. Miles, 51, El Dorado Springs, died Saturday, July 30, 2005, at Barton County Memorial Hospital in Lamar following a short illness. She was born Aug. 7, 1953, in El Dorado Springs to Clarence and Mary Lou (Atkinson) Joustra. She graduated from El Dorado Springs High School and was a long-time Vernon County resident. ...
Robert "Bob" Nelson Wheeler
Robert "Bob" Nelson Wheeler, 57, Milo, died suddenly Sunday, July 31, 2005, as the result of an accident at his home. He was born April 19, 1948, in Nevada, to John F. and Ina May Lewis Wheeler. He married Sharon C. Stanley on June 29, 1974, in Stockton, and she survives of the home...