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Obituaries from January 2006

Robert "Bob" Boyles (01/31/06)
Robert "Bob" Boyles, 75, Foster, Mo., died Jan. 25, 2006. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m., at Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill.
Pauline Jourdan (01/31/06)
Pauline Jourdan, 90, Nevada, Mo., died Jan. 30, 2006, at her home in rural Nevada. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
Beverly Benjamin "B.B." Fowler (01/31/06)
Beverly Benjamin "B.B." Fowler, 91, rural Sheldon, Mo., died at 10:50 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. Bev, the 10 child of Edward G. and Matilda Jane (Beisly) Fowler, was born Oct. 7, 1914, on the family farm where he lived his entire lifetime. On July 21, 1935, in Sheldon, he married Rose Elaine Daugherty. She preceded him in death on April 4, 1994...
Barbara Sue Ramsey (01/31/06)
Barbara Sue Ramsey, 51, Nevada, Mo., died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, at Christian Health Care in Nevada following a lengthy illness. She was born Aug. 18, 1954, in Nevada, to Roy Lee Ramsey and Dortha Mae Pope Ramsey. Barbara grew up in Nevada and attended Nevada schools. She lived her whole lifetime in Nevada...
Gauge Ericson Davis (01/29/06)
Eric and Kayla Davis, Schell City, and Daytin and Brennin, are proud to announce the birth of their son and brother, Gauge Ericson Davis. Gauge was born at 6:42 p.m., Jan. 20, 2006, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and measured 21 inches...
Hazel Lee Thorburn (01/27/06)
Hazel Lee Thorburn, 74, Lamar, Mo., formerly of Nevada, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, at Truman Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Lamar, following a lengthy illness. She was born March 18, 1931, in Golden City, Mo., to Robert Lee Jones and Ethel May Rice Jones. She was married to Arthur Thorburn in Las Vegas, Nev., and he preceded her in death...
Myrl Church (01/26/06)
Myrl Church, 88, Springfield, Mo., formerly of Nevada, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006, at Manor Health Care, Springfield, following an illness of several months. He was born April 24, 1917, in Stockton, Mo., to Jack Church and Lillian Cassell Church. He married Frances Windler on April 17, 1947, in Nevada, Mo. She preceded him in death in 1987...
Hazel Lee Thorburn (01/25/06)
Hazel Lee Thorburn, 74, Lamar, Mo., formerly of Nevada, Mo., died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, at Truman Health Care and Rehab, Lamar. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. View obituary and send condolences online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Neal Jay Sweet (01/25/06)
Neal Jay Sweet, 66, died Jan. 22, 2006, at Bates County Hospital, Butler, Mo. He was born Nov. 3, 1940, to David and Clara Pottroff Sweet in Kansas City, Mo. Memorial services will be held Friday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m., at the Myrtle Tree Fellowship with family receiving friends from 6 p.m., until service time. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Myrtle Tree Christian School in care of Heuser Funeral Home, Box 42, Rich Hill, MO 64779...
MyrI Church (01/25/06)
Myrl Church, 88, Springfield, Mo., formerly of Nevada, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006, at Manor Health Care, Springfield, following an illness of several months. He was born April 24, 1917, in Stockton, Mo., to Jack Church and Lillian Cassell Church. He married Frances Windler on April 17, 1947, in Nevada, Mo. She preceded him in death in 1987...
Frances Ellen Sisson (01/25/06)
Frances Ellen Sisson, 65, Nevada, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 23, 2006, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, following a brief illness. She was born July 22, 1940, in Nevada, to James Albert Armstrong and Maxine Edith Nelson Armstrong. She married Donald Sisson on Dec. 17, 1963, in Miami, Okla., and he preceded her in death in 1995...
Gladys Chrystell Upton (01/24/06)
Gladys Chrystell Upton, 91, formerly of Sheldon, Mo., died Friday, Jan. 20, 2006, at Sunset Manor Nursing Center, Frontenac, Kan., following a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Interment followed at Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon...
Eunice J. Fischer (01/24/06)
Eunice J. Fischer, 96, died Jan. 20, 2006, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada. She was born Oct. 24, 1910, in Blue Island, Ill. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 23, at 10 a.m., at Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill, with Kenny Batson officiating. Interment was in Green Lawn Cemetery, Schell City, Mo...
Patricia Louise Hayes (01/24/06)
Patricia Louise Hayes, 82, Nevada, Mo., died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. She was born Feb. 27, 1923, in Nevada, to Wilbur Dewey Stukesbary and Hazel Noyes Stukesbary. She was married Sept. 8, 1940, in Nevada, to Robert L. Hayes, who was her loving husband for more than 65 years. He preceded her in death Sept. 5, 2004...
Georgia Ruth Goldsby (01/24/06)
Georgia Ruth Goldsby, 93, of Marshall, Mo., died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006, at Mar-Saline Manor in Marshall. Born March 13, 1912, in Lafayette County, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Orin A. Albin and Lillie Bessie Hackett Albin. On Jan. 14, 1928, she married Roy W. Goldsby, who preceded her in death in 1992...
Hattie Gertrude Wysong (01/24/06)
Hattie Gertrude Wysong, 95, Nevada, Mo., died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center, Nevada, following a brief illness. She was born June 21, 1910, in Sheldon, Mo., to Thomas Alpha Sherrick and Alice Rebecca Greer Sherrick. She was married July 2, 1928, in Lamar, Mo., to Raymond Chandler and then on Feb. 26, 1987, in Miami, Okla., to Frank Wysong. Both of her spouses preceded her in death...
Joseph Delmar Thatch (01/22/06)
Joseph Delmar Thatch, 91, Carthage, Mo., formerly of Nevada, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006, at McCune Brooks Hospital in Carthage following a brief illness. He was born June 25, 1914, in Sugar Creek, Mo., to Delmar G. Thatch and Emma Bell Vest Thatch. He married Velma "Sue" Thatch on Dec. 11, 1942, in Kansas City, Mo. She preceded him in death on Feb. 13, 2004...
Eula Euredice Koshko (01/20/06)
Eula Euredice Koshko, Schell City, Mo., died Jan. 19, 2006, at the St. John's Regional Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. Graveside services with interment were held at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 20, at the Green Lawn Cemetery in Schell City, with Gene Gray officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home in Schell City...
Joseph Delmar Thatch (01/20/06)
Joseph Delmar Thatch, 91, Carthage, Mo., formerly of Nevada, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006, at McCune Brooks Hospital in Carthage. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, Mo. View obituary and send condolences online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Helen Diane Fanning (01/20/06)
Helen Diane Fanning, 64, Nevada, Mo., died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. She was born Sept. 24, 1941, in Nevada, to Harlan Ireland and Helen Howard Ireland. She married Dwight C. Fanning and he survives of the home...
Helen Diane Fanning (01/18/06)
Helen Diane Fanning, 64, Nevada, Mo., died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. She was born Sept. 24, 1941, in Nevada, to Harlan Ireland and Helen Howard Ireland. She married Dwight C. Fanning and he survives of the home...
Rosalene Verdean Barker (01/17/06)
Rosalene Verdean Barker, 85, Nevada, Mo., died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, at Nevada Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. She was born June 27, 1920, in Nevada, to Harrison J. Kiger and Mariah Louise Webb Kiger. She married Arthur Merl Barker on May 3, 1938, in Nevada. He preceded her in death on July 20, 2000...
Albert H. Schmidt (01/17/06)
Albert H. Schmidt, 99, Moundridge., Kan., died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006. in Moundridge Manor Care Center, Moundridge, Kan., following a lengthy illness. He was born June 1, 1906 in Goltry, Okla., to Henry Schmidt and Eva Becker Schmidt. He was married Feb. 6, 1929, in Enid, Okla., to Pearl Buller, She preceded him in death Nov. 7, 1988...
Mary Louise Dodson Ray Stewart (01/15/06)
Mary Louise Dodson Ray Stewart, 85, of Lebanon, Mo., died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, at her home following an illness of several months. She was born Dec. 22, 1920, in Burkburnnet, Texas, to James Henry and Josephine Alice Cassell Dodson. Mary, at a young age, moved to Jackson County, Mo. ...
Jo Ann "Jody" Renwick (01/13/06)
Jo Ann "Jody" Renwick, 73, recognized as one of Nevada's leading citizens, passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, at her home in Nevada, Mo. Jody was born Sept. 8, 1932, in Kansas City, Mo., to Jewell (Joe) M. Adams and Margaret Ella Gray Adams. Jody graduated from Nevada High School in 1951, where she met Frederick W. Renwick Jr. After high school graduation Fred and Jody attended Fort Scott Community College, Fort Scott, Kan. They were married in Nevada on Feb. 23, 1952...
Linda Kay Wilson (01/13/06)
Linda Kay Wilson, 63, Nevada, Mo., formerly of Tina, Mo., died Jan. 4, 2006, at her home in Nevada. She was born Aug. 21, 1942, in Chillicothe, Mo., to Hubert Roger Wilson and Virginia Bernice Green Wilson. Linda's early years were spent in the Tina area and she graduated from Tina-Avulon school in 1960. ...
Ruth Demaree Mendenhall (01/12/06)
Ruth Demaree Mendenhall, passed away on Jan. 10, 2006, she was born in New Marian, Ind., Jan. 14, 1928, to James and Geneva Demaree. Ruth began a life that would blossom and flower into a woman of compassion and caring for others, civic and charitable commitment, deep pride in her family and friends, and an unwavering loyalty to all things positive...
Patricia Ann Woodfill (01/12/06)
Patricia Ann Woodfill, age 74, of Nevada, died on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2006, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., following a short illness. She was born on May 5, 1931, in Fort Scott, Kan., to William Alfred Hughes and Lea Drake Hughes. On Feb. 3, 1952, she was married to James E. Woodfill in Fort Scott. He preceded her in death on July 7, 1975...
Patricia Woodfill (01/11/06)
Patricia Woodfill, Nevada, Mo., died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
Ruth Mendenhall (01/11/06)
Ruth Mendenhall, Nevada, Mo., died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Shawnee Mission, Kan. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
Margaret Church (01/11/06)
Margaret Church, 86, Rich Hill, Mo., died Jan. 10, 2006, at Willow Lane Care Center, Butler, Mo. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 13, at Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill, with family receiving friends Friday, 1-2 p.m., with burial in the Carbon Center Cemetery, Rich Hill...
Mary Lou Brown (01/11/06)
Mary Lou Brown, 91, of Meadowlark Retirement Community in Manhattan, Kan., and formerly of Nevada, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, in Manhattan. Mrs. Brown was born near Oxford, Miss., on Oct. 13, 1914, to Robert Lee Williams and Vester Catherine Butts Williams. She was married to Robert Brown, a former Nevada High School teacher, who preceded her in death...
Violet Elizabeth Carroll (01/11/06)
Violet Elizabeth Carroll, 82, Rich Hill, Mo., died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, Mo., following a lengthy illness. She was born May 29, 1923, in Rich Hill, to Henry Leslie Bledsoe and Nettie Wyrick Bledsoe. She married Joseph Fay Carroll on Dec. 12, 1945, in Fort Scott, Kan. He preceded her in death in 1969...
Elva G. Semler (01/11/06)
Elva G. Semler, 87, Mercer, Pa., died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006, at Woodland Place Nursing Home, Mercer, Pa. She was born Oct. 17, 1918, in Kansas City, Kan., to Samuel R. Barker and Pearl E. Bixby Barker. She was married to John F. Semler who preceded her in death on Dec. 3, 1997...
Mary Lou Brown (01/10/06)
Mary Lou Brown, 91, Of Manhattan, Kan, formerly of Nevada, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, in Meadowlark Retirement Community in Manhattan. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 13, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, Mo. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery. The family receives friends from 7-8 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 12, at the funeral home...
Elva G. Semler (01/10/06)
Elva G. Semler, 87, Mercer, Pa., died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006, at Woodland Place Nursing Home, in Mercer, Pa. Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 12, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park, Nevada...
Virginia M. Noel (01/10/06)
Virginia M. Noel, 69 years, of Noel, Mo., departed this life on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, in her home. Virginia was born on Feb. 12, 1936, in El Dorado Springs, Mo., daughter of the late Johnnie W. and Bessie (Ware) Troyer. She was reared in the El Dorado Springs and the Walker communities in Cedar County, Mo. On Oct. 12, 1967, in Ottawa, Kan., she was united in marriage to Floyd D. Noel and together they shared 28 years before his passing...
Jennifer Marie Batchelor Lewis (01/08/06)
Jennifer Marie Batchelor Lewis, 29, Nevada, Mo., died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, at her mother's home in Milo, following a sudden illness. She was born Jan. 3, 1977, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Hollis Wayne Batchelor and Judy Lee Goddard Batchelor. She married Leonard J.D. Lewis on Aug. 16, 2005, in Miami, Okla., and he survives of the home...
Vernie E. "Vern" Landreth (01/06/06)
Vernie E. "Vern" Landreth, 85, Milo, Mo., died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, at Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, Carthage, Mo., following an illness of several months. He was born Jan. 25, 1920, in Schell City, Mo., to Bert Landreth and Maudie Cartwright Landreth. He was married Oct. 17, 1965 in Schell City, to Shirley Story and she survives of the home...
Jennifer Marie Batchelor Lewis (01/06/06)
Jennifer Marie Batchelor Lewis, 29, Nevada, Mo., died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, in Milo, Mo. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., on Monday, Jan. 9, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with the Rev. Bill Smith officiating. The family receives friends Sunday, Jan. 8, from 2-4 p.m, at the funeral home...
Helen Anna Byram (01/05/06)
Helen Anna Byram, 87, Sheldon, Mo., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, at Truman Healthcare and Rehab, Lamar, Mo. She was born Dec. 20, 1918, in Phenix, Mo., to Winford John Cook and Ethel Rosetta Silence Cook. She married Ray Murray in 1938, and he preceded her in death in 1941. Later she married Harry J. Byram on May 15, 1948, and he preceded her in death on May 29, 1983...
Margaret Nadine Wishon (01/04/06)
Margaret Nadine Wishon, a resident of Cortez, Colo., formerly of Nevada, Mo., passed away Dec. 24, 2005, at her residence. She was 53 years old. Margaret Nadine Wisbon was born on Dec. 2, 1953, in Chowchilla, Calif., to Harry E. and Florence Bean Seymour. She married Michael Wishon on Feb. 14, 1991, in Nevada...
Thelma Grace Story Boyd (01/03/06)
Thelma Grace Story Boyd, 95, Nevada, Mo., died Jan. 1, 2006, at Joe Clark Residential Care Home, Nevada, following a short illness. She was born Jan. 21, 1910, in Nevada, to John Gilbert Willson and Ada Mae Langford Willson. She married Condon Lee Story on Feb. 4, 1928, in Nevada, and he preceded her in death on March 4, 1976. She later married Curtis Boyd on March 30, 1981. They lived in Fort Scott, Kan., until his death in 2000...
Eugene W. Williams (01/03/06)
Eugene W. Williams, 90, Nevada, Mo., died Jan. 2, 2006, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. View obituary and send condolences online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
John Randall Johnson (01/03/06)
John Randall Johnson, 61, Nevada, Mo., died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. He was born July 9, 1944, in Pittsburg, Kan., to John and Wynona E. Black Johnson. John was born in Pittsburg, and reared by his grandparents, Harold and Sarah Black. He has lived in Nevada the past year...
Arline Higgins Winship (01/01/06)
Arline Higgins Winship, 62, Nevada, Mo., passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, at her home in Nevada following a sudden illness. She was born May 7, 1943, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Charley Edgar Higgins and Jennie Victoria Tucker Higgins. She married David Dean Winship on June 26, 1976, in Nevada. He preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 2005...