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Obituaries from December 2005

Forest Leroy Fleener (12/28/05)
Forest Leroy Fleener, 74, Sheldon, Mo., died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., following an illness of a few weeks. He was born April 28, 1931, in Virgil City, Mo., to William E. Fleener and Sadie Mae Crane Fleener. He and Barbara Jean Cadman were married in 1954, in Nevada...
Forest L. Fleener (12/27/05)
Forest L. Fleener, 74, Sheldon, Mo., died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
Evert L. Rice (12/27/05)
Evert L. Rice, 92, Lamar, died at 3:20 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 25, 2005, at Spring River Christian Village, Joplin. Services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar. Burial at Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon.
Ralph Aaron Folkner (12/27/05)
Ralph Aaron Folkner, 85, Nevada, Mo., died Monday, Dec. 26, 2005, at his home in Nevada following a sudden illness. He was born May 1, 1920, in Dustin, Okla., to John Aaron Folkner and Eveline Elizabeth Key Folkner. He married Ruby Joan Moore on Aug. 9, 1952, in Eureka Springs, Ark., and she survives of the home...
Woodrow "Woody" Wilson Wade (12/27/05)
Woodrow "Woody" Wilson Wade, 89, Wright City, Mo., died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2005, at Gamma Road Lodge, Wellsville, Mo. He was born Nov, 7, 1916, in Nevada, to Frederick Lewis Wade and Dottie Poland Wade. He was married to Doris Batchelor and she survives of the home...
Ida "Eda" Katherine Kahle Danneker (12/27/05)
Ida "Eda" Katherine Kahle Danneker, age 92, of El Dorado Springs was born on Sept. 30, 1913, in Johnson County, Kan., and passed away on Dec. 23, 2005, at the Community Springs Care Center in El Dorado Springs. She was united in marriage on April 15, 1932, to Edward Danneker. In 1945 she and Ed moved to Nevada, Mo., where they became partners in the Minneapolis Moline Implement business...
Mildred Helen (Whitehead) Belcher Holland (12/25/05)
Mildred Helen (Whitehead) Belcher Holland, 87, Nevada, Mo., died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, at her home. She was born Sept. 25, 1918, in Vernon County, to L.E. Whitehead and Laura Maude (Hunt) Whitehead. She married Marvin Kenneth Belcher on March 6, 1938, in Carthage, Mo. He preceded her in death on Dec. 30, 1969. She later was married to L. Garratt Holland on Oct. 16, 1985, at Lake Lotawana, Mo. He preceded her in death on May 4, 2005...
William Dennis "W.D." Butler (12/25/05)
William Dennis "W.D." Butler, Joplin, Mo., died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin following a lengthy illness. He was born Jan. 26, 1941, in Wheatland, Mo., to William Harvey Butler and Vada Faye Weaver. He married Vivian Lucille Miller on June 10, 2005, and she survives of the home...
Mildred Helen Holland (12/22/05)
Mildred Helen Holland, 87, Nevada, Mo., died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, at her home in Nevada. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
El Dee Keck (12/22/05)
El Dee Keck, 73, Nevada, Mo., died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, at the Medicalodge in Nevada. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 23, at Newton Burial Park, Nevada. Arrangements are by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, Mo. View obituary and send condolences online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Arment Billy T. Arment (12/22/05)
Arment Billy T. Arment, 79, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born July 22, 1926 at Rector, Ark., son of the late Gilbert L. and Lottie Taylor Arment, he was a U.S. Army veteran of Worl War II and Korea, and a school teacher and coach in Portageville, Caruthersville, Kennett, and Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Poplar Bluff...
Vonda Vivian King (12/21/05)
Vonda Vivian King, age 97, of Overland Park, Kan., was born March 30, 1908, in Olean, Mo., and passed from this life on Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, at home from aortic stenosis. Vonda was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Price and Cora Hortense (Procter) Price...
James R. Journey Jr. (12/21/05)
James R. Journey Jr. was born in Kansas City, Mo., on Jan. 18, 1922, to James R. Journey Sr. and Cora (Nyhart) Journey. James recently passed away on Dec. 19, 2005, at the Community Springs Healthcare Center in El Dorado Springs, Mo. James spent his childhood in Buffalo, Kan., and from the age of 12 grew up, in Nevada. James married his wife, Mary L. (Wade) Journey on Aug. 21, 1947...
Franklin P. Norman (12/21/05)
Franklin P. Norman, 95, long recognized as one of Nevada's leading citizens, passed away on Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, at Christian Health Care, Nevada, Mo., after a brief illness. Franklin was born on Sept. 21, 1910, in Nevada to Clyde C. and Florence Palmer Norman...
Franklin P. Norman (12/18/05)
Franklin P. Norman, 95, died on Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, at Christian Health Care, Nevada, Mo., following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 23, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park. Family information will be announced later by the funeral home...
Robert L. Schultz (12/20/05)
Robert L. Schultz, 82, of Denham Springs, La., died at 12:15 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, at his home with his family. Bob was born June 1, 1923, in Rich Hill, Mo., to Goldie and Lloyd Schultz. He died after a long struggle with rheumatoid arthritis...
Harland Davis "Jack" Hand (12/20/05)
Harland Davis "Jack" Hand, age 81, of Rockville, Mo., died on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2005, at the Cedar County Memorial Hospital after suffering complications from a heart attack. He was born on Dec. 8, 1924, in Taberville, Mo., to Frederick and Ella Davis Hand. The Hand family were fifth-generation residents of Missouri, having homesteaded the original farmland in the 1850s...
Teresa Anne Croxdale (12/20/05)
Teresa Anne Croxdale, 69, Nevada, Mo., died Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born March 11, 1936, in Nevada, to Francis D. Woodfill and Emma Bernice Jenkins Woodfill. Anne was born and reared in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School. ...
Margie Inez Simmons (12/20/05)
Margie Inez Simmons, age 82, of Nevada, died on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, at the Joe Clark Residential Care Home in Nevada. She was born on Feb. 4, 1923, in Nevada, to Larkin C. Howell and Grace Estelle Lentz Howell. On Aug. 12, 1944, she was married in Fort Scott, Kan., to Lloyd Thomas Simmons and he preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 1979...
Nina V. Phipps (12/18/05)
Nina V. Phipps, Lamar, 93, died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005, at Barton County Hospital, Lamar. Services will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 18, at Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar. Graveside at Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon. Visitation from 7-8:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 16, at the funeral home...
Margie I. Simmons (12/18/05)
Margie I. Simmons, 82, Nevada, died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, at the Joe Clark Residential Care Home in Nevada. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home.
Eleanor Marjorie Anders (12/16/05)
Eleanor Marjorie Anders, 81, died Dec. 11, 2005, at Delma Gardens, Overland Park, Kan. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 21, at the First Baptist Church, 300 East Maple Street, Rich Hill, Mo, with Phillip Fox officiating. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made in her name to the First Baptist Church, Rich Hill...
Electa "Lee" Kraus Claflin Palmer (12/15/05)
Electa "Lee" Kraus Claflin Palmer passed away on Dec. 13, 2005, at Barone Care Center, after a lengthy illness. She was born Dec. 15, 1914, in Jefferson, Okla., to Roy Hamilton Kraus and Elnora Belle Haws Kraus. Lee graduated from Jefferson High School in 1932, and attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University for two years. ...
Lloyd Eugene Gibson (12/14/05)
Lloyd Eugene Gibson Sr., 57, Nevada, Mo., died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at Nevada Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. He was born April 17, 1948, in Saint Joseph, Mo., to Bert Ralph Gibson and Pauline Maxine Todd Gibson. He married Lydia Marie Zell on June 7, 1974, in California, and she survives of the home...
Shane Allen Cook (12/14/05)
Shane Allen Cook, age 37, Sheldon, Mo., died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at 8:20 a.m., in a local hospital after a lengthy illness. Shane was born Sept. 11, 1968, in Cassville, Mo., and graduated from Lamar High School. He worked for as a volunteer with the Sheldon and Milo Volunteer Fire Departments, as a First Responder, and was an Animal Control Officer for Sheldon. Shane also was a bull rider for over nine years, and enjoyed the rodeo...
Anna M. Skocy (12/13/05)
Anna M. Skocy, 80, Rich Hill, died Dec. 8, 2005, at Bates County Memorial Hospital, Butler. Services were held at 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11, at Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Joliet, Ill.
Ronald Sisson (12/13/05)
Ronald Sisson, 71, DeSoto, Kan., died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, at the Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Overland Park, Kan. He was born Oct. 19, 1934, in Nevada, the son of Sylven C. and Norma Georgia Huston Sisson. He served his country in the United States Army from 1953-56. He worked for Safeway, now known as Cereal Foods. He retired after 35 years as a grain miller...
Alice McCaghy Hill (12/13/05)
Alice McCaghy Hill, 93, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at Community Springs Healtcare Facility, El Dorado Springs, Mo. She was born May 5, 1912, in Blue Mound Township, Vernon County, Mo. She was the daughter of David and May Palmer McCaghy. She attended Blue Mound School, Harwood High School and graduated from Nevada High School in the class of 1929. ...
Dorothy Adeline Burgess (12/13/05)
Dorothy Adeline Burgess, 75, Nevada, Mo., died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at Moore-Few Care Center following a lengthy illness. She was born Dec. 14, 1929, in Milo, to Lesley Roy Nichols and Ursula Ann Lauppe. She and Alva "Dutch" Burgess were married Feb. 9, 1973, in Nevada. He preceded her in death in 1992...
Patricia Payne Agee (12/13/05)
Patricia Payne Agee, 52, Nevada, Mo., died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin, Mo., following a lengthy illness. She was born on July 4, 1953, in Kansas City, Mo., to Troy Edward Payne and Margaret Louise Syme Payne. She and Delbert Agee Sr., were married on Oct. 25, 2001, in Miami, Okla. He survives of the home...
Frances C. Klampe (12/11/05)
Frances C. Klampe, 95, Overland Park, Kan., formerly Nevada, Mo., died Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park, Kan. She was born April 1, 1910, in Livingston, Mont., to John Lyman Ruckman and Effie Caligta Turk Ruckman. She married Raymond F. Klampe on June 2,1936, in Lewistown, Mont., and he preceded her in death in 1993...
Frances C. Klarnpe (12/09/05)
Frances C. Klarnpe, 95, Overland Park, Kan., formerly of Nevada, Mo., died Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 16, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with the Rev. Ralph Clark officiating. Committal will follow in Newton Burial Park, Nevada...
Jeanette F. (Palmer) Williams (12/08/05)
Jeanette F. (Palmer) Williams, 68, of Lexington, Neb., died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, at the Plum Creek Care Home in Lexington as the result of cancer since 2002. Mrs. Williams was born on Feb. 18, 1937, in Nevada, Mo., to Edgar L. and Grace V. (Campbell) Palmer. ...
Margie June Fremar (12/07/05)
Margie June Fremar, 87, Fort Scott, Kan., died Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, at Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, Kan. Services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 9, at the First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in U.S. National Cemetery, Fort Scott. The family will recieve friends from 10 a.m. until service time...
Robert Loyd Garrett (12/07/05)
Thomas Allen Stansberry (12/06/05)
Thomas Allen Stansberry, 59, Hurst, Texas, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, at Dallas Methodist Hospital, Dallas, Texas. Graveside services are at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8, at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Lamar, Mo. Arrangements by Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar...
James Terry White (12/06/05)
James Terry White, 51, Nevada, Mo., died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. He was born March 22, 1954, in Washington, Pa., to James Madison White and Grace Cunningham White. He married Kathleen Mahoney on Sept. 4, 1976, Las Vegas, Nev., and she survives of the home...
Richard Dale Hixon (12/04/05)
The Rev. Reed Hartford and Pastor Stephen Muhota conducted funeral services Friday at the First Christian Church for Richard Dale Hixon. Special remarks were given by Kenneth Lunt and Chip Albright. Music was provided by organist Pat Harry and vocalists Rahab Grace and Brother Mbuthia...
Clyde Edwin Alexander (12/04/05)
Clyde Edwin Alexander, 87, Belton, Mo., died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005, at St. Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, Mo. Clyde was born Aug. 6, 1918, in Vernon County, Mo., the son of John H. and Lillie Belle (McDowell) Alexander. He married Artie LaVerna Miller on Jan. 24, 1942, in Cass County, Mo...
Percy "Addis" Foger (12/02/05)
Percy "Addis" Foger, 87, Liberal, Mo., died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, at Barton County Memorial Hospital. Services will be 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 5, at the Verdella Freewill Baptist Church, Liberal. Visitation will be Monday from noon to 2 p.m., prior to the funeral service, at the Verdella Freewill Baptist Church...
Dewey Harlan Hillier (12/02/05)
Dewey Harlan Hillier, 66, Walker, Mo., died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, at his home in Walker. He was born Sept. 4, 1939, in Nevada, Mo., to Harvey Hillier and Viola Murphy Hillier. Dewey grew up in Nevada and graduated from Harwood High School. He worked for Hallmark Card for 20 years. Dewey later moved to Cape Girardeau and operated his own engraving business. He came back to Vernon County seven years ago and has lived here since...
Verlin "Ray" Conrad, Sr. (12/02/05)
Verlin "Ray" Conrad, Sr., 68, Sheldon, Mo., died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, at his home in Sheldon following a sudden illness. He was born Nov. 29, 1937, in Squires, Mo., to Floyd Conrad and Bessie Mae Lansdown Conrad. He married Linda Garrett on December 13, 1975, in Kansas City, Mo., and she survives of the home...
Verlin Ray Conrad Sr. (12/01/05)
Verlin Ray Conrad Sr., 68, Sheldon, Mo., died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, at his home in Sheldon. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, Mo. View obituary and send condolences online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Howard Lee Lightwine (12/01/05)
Howard Lee Lightwine, 63, Moundville, Mo., formerly of Fort Scott, Kan., died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005, at his home in Moundville, following an illness of several months. He was born Dec. 16, 1941, in Fort Scott, to Harold Lee Lightwine and Maida Bell Parker Lightwine. He married Anita Pettibon in South Carolina and she survives of the home...