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Obituaries from March 2006

Johnny F. Day (03/31/06)
Johnny F. Day, age 69, of Nevada, Mo., passed away on March 29, 2006. He was born May 13, 1936, to Edna Ryan and Thomas Day in El Dorado Springs, Mo. He was united in marriage to Katharina Arweiler on June 27, 1957. They were blessed with four children; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. John retired from the U.S. Army...
Robert L. Steinman (03/31/06)
Robert L. Steinman, 74, Nevada, Mo., died Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at Nevada Regional Medical Center following a short illness. He was born Aug. 26, 1931, in Hamel, Ill., to Herman Steinman and Alice Reising Steinman. Bob lived in Nevada for the past 30 years. ...
Robert L. Steinman (03/30/06)
Robert L. Steinman, 74, Nevada, Mo., died Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at Nevada Regional Medical Center following a short illness. He was born Aug. 26, 1931, in Hamel, Ill., to Herman Steinman and Alice Reising Steinman. Bob lived in Nevada for the past 30 years. ...
Elizabeth Lee Wyant (03/30/06)
Elizabeth Lee Wyant, 72, Nevada, Mo., died on Sunday, March 26, 2006, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. She was born Jan. 22, 1934, in Welch, Okla., to Gains Fueston and Edna Belcher Fueston. She and James William Wyant were married on April 1, 1950, in Bentonville, Ark., and he survives of the home...
John Elbert Maus (03/30/06)
John Elbert Maus, age 58, the son of Claude David and Mary Ellen (Davis) Maus was born Oct. 6, 1947, in Nevada, Mo., and passed from this life on Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada. John attended school in Schell City, graduating with the class of 1965. ...
Lloyd "Tex" Bryson (03/30/06)
Lloyd "Tex" Bryson, 85, formerly of Horton, Mo., died Friday, March 24, 2006, at the Prescott Country View nursing home. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 29, at the Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home, Pleasanton, Kan. Burial was in the Newton Burial Park, Nevada, at 1 p.m. The family suggests contributions to the Prescott Country View activity fund...
Robert L. Steinman (03/29/06)
Robert L. Steinman, 74, Nevada, Mo., died Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
Elizabeth Lee Wyant (03/29/06)
Elizabeth Lee Wyant, 72, Nevada, Mo., died on Sunday, March 26, 2006, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. She was born Jan. 22, 1934, in Welch, Okla., to Gains Fueston and Edna Belcher Fueston. She and James William Wyant were married on April 1, 1950, in Bentonville, Ark., and he survives of the home...
James E. Pryor (03/29/06)
James E. Pryor, age 71, Nevada, Mo., died Monday, March 27, 2006, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Mo., following a short illness. He was born March 26,1935, in Nevada, to Thomas Marion Pryor and Dorothy Mae McMilan Pryor. He married Beverly F. Crump on Aug. 8, 1953, in Nevada, and she survives of the home...
Sarah Sue Sevier (03/28/06)
Sarah Sue Sevier, 87, Nevada, Mo., died March 28, 2006. Funeral services will be Thursday, March 30, at 3 p.m., at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, Nevada. Burial will be in Deepwood Cemetery, Nevada.
Elizabeth Lee Wyant (03/28/06)
Elizabeth Lee Wyant, 72, Nevada, Mo., died on Saturday, March 26, 2006, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. View obituary and send conolences online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Lewis Leon Watson (03/28/06)
Lewis Leon Watson, 76, Rich Hill, Mo., died March 25, 2006, at his home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 29, at 11 p.m., at Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill, with Bill Perkey officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery, Rich Hill.
James E. Pryor (03/28/06)
James E. Pryor, 71, Nevada, Mo., died Monday, March 27, 2006, at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin, Mo. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, Mo.
Patsy Ruth Sneed (03/28/06)
Patsy Ruth Sneed, 69, Sheldon, Mo., died Monday, March 27, 2006, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada, Mo., following a lengthy illness. Private memorial services will be held at a later date. View obituary and send condolences online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Henry A. "Doe" Bender (03/28/06)
Henry A. "Doe" Bender, 91, of El Dorado Springs, Mo., passed away March 26, 2006, at the Cedar County Memorial Hospital in El Dorado Springs. Dr. Bender was a longtime El Dorado Springs area resident, an Army veteran of World War II and a retired veterinarian...
Elroy Francis Lucas (03/28/06)
Elroy Francis Lucas, 78, Sheldon, Mo., died Monday, March 27, 2006, at his home in Sheldon. He was born Oct. 16, 1927, in Manchester, Mo., to Walter Raymond Lucas and Goldie A. Wright Lucas. He married Katherine Cumbi on May 5, 1951, and she preceded him in death in 1970. He later married Cynthia A. Pyeatte on Oct. 9, 1971, in Columbia, Mo...
Pearletta F. Larson (03/28/06)
Pearletta F. Larson was born March 2, 1930, in Sheldon, Mo., to John Melvin and Lola Fay Malcom Scholes. She passed away March 25, 2006, at her home in Nevada, Mo. Her early life was spent in the Sheldon area. On Dec. 3, 1973, she was united in marriage to James F. ...
Jack D. Clawson (03/26/06)
Jack D. Clawson, 75, Leawood, Kan., passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2006. He was president and owner of Digital Electronic Machines, Inc., manufacturer of computer peripheral equipment, a company he founded in 1963, in Kansas City, and continued to operate until his illness made it no longer feasible...
Warren Kenneth Johnson (03/24/06)
Warren Kenneth Johnson was born March 31, 1929 in Chicago, Ill., to Helen Evelyn Johnson and Wilbur Ayers Johnson. He went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 22, 2006, at the age of 77. He is survived by his wife, Vera Johnson. Warren moved to Joplin in 2004 from Santa Clarita, Calif., after having spent more than 40 years there. ...
LaMerna Avanell (Attebery) Wood (03/24/06)
LaMerna Avanell (Attebery) Wood, 88, of rural Nevada, died Thursday, March 23, 2006, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada following a lengthy illness. She was born near Akron, Colo., on April 22, 1917, to Robert Attebery and Elsie May VanMeter Attebery. On June 22, 1941, she was married to Finis Wood in Kansas City, Mo., and he survives...
Logan Lee Blurton and Lucas Lee Blurton (03/24/06)
Logan Lee Blurton and Lucas Lee Blurton, twin infants, were born and passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2006, at Cox South Medical Center, Springfield, Mo. Survivors include their parents, Travis Blurton and Misty Lawson of the home in Nevada, Mo.; grandparents, Tony and Charlene Lawson, Lee's Summit, Mo., Yvonne and Frank Chrisenberry, Richards, Mo., Bob Blurton and Dana, Parker, Kan., Charley and Carrie Lawson, Milo, Mo; one sister, Abby Laufenburg, Lake Ozark, Mo.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.. ...
Wilma Fawn Thorburn (03/22/06)
Wilma Fawn Thorburn, 92, Nevada, Mo., died Monday, March 20, 2006, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada. She was born Sept. 25, 1913, in Walker, Mo., to Oliver A. Smith and Verda Bell Kefauver Smith. She was married to Elijah Butler who preceded her in death in 1941. She later married Paul Thorburn in 1947 and he preceded her in death in 1973...
Anna A. Zaring (03/22/06)
Anna A. Zaring, 93, of Nevada, died on Tuesday, March 21, 2006, at the Barone Alzeheimer's Care Center in Nevada. She was born on June 20, 1912, in Harwood, Mo., to Amos Whitley and Lavilla V. Barbour Whitley. She was married on Oct. 16, 1931, in Nevada to Joe Zaring and he preceded her in death in 1993...
Bonnie Lou Swick (03/21/06)
Bonnie Lou Swick, 84, Lawton, Okla., died Saturday, March 18, 2006, at Fort Sill, Okla. She was born on April 27, 1921, in Nevada, Mo., to Benjamin W. and Laura Ruby (Endicott) Combs. She married Vernon Kenneth Swick Sr. in Nevada, on July 27, 1941. He preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 1998...
Ralph L. Spencer (03/19/06)
Ralph L. Spencer, 88, Walker, Mo., died Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at Christian Health Care in Nevada, Mo., following a sudden illness. He was born May 20, 1917, in Illinois to Carl Spencer and Minnie May Florey Spencer. He married Ella Mae Milligan on April 12,1942, in Nevada, and she preceded him in death on March 27, 1997...
Paul Johannes Junker (03/17/06)
Paul Johannes Junker, 67, Liberal, Mo., died Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., following a sudden illness. He was born Sept. 20, 1938, in Ardale, Iowa, to Henry Junker and Mattie Schwenan Junker. He and Lila Mae Bean were married on Feb. 14, 1980, in Charles City, Iowa. She preceded him in death on Aug. 27, 2004...
Maranda "Evalee" Tyson (03/17/06)
Maranda "Evalee" Tyson passed away March 15, 2006, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, Mo., surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 3, 1920, in Taney County, Mo., to John and Phoebe Back. She grew up in the Ozark, Mo., area and on the Demming ranch in Oswego, Kan. She was united in marriage to Logan J. Tyson, May 12, 1945. He preceded her in death on March 29, 1979...
Verna Jean Sanders Barnes (03/17/06)
Verna Jean Sanders Barnes, 74, of Chetopa, Kan., died Thursday, March 16, 2006, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin. She was born May 27, 1931, in Fairland, Okla., to Robert L. Sanders and Alma (Roberts) Sanders. She and John S. Barnes were married on June 25, 1946 at Columbus, Kan.; he preceded her in death on June 30, 1993. She grew up and attended schools in Fairland...
Cody Wayne Clark (03/16/06)
Cody Wayne Clark, 21, Walker, Mo., died Wednesday, March 15, 2006, following an automobile accident. He was born Oct. 21, 1984, in Joplin, Mo., to George Loran Clark and Mary Ann Lewis Clark. Cody was born in Joplin and lived there until the age of 10. The family moved to Walker and has resided there since. Cody attended Northeast Vernon County High School where he participated in basketball and baseball, he was also a Baptist...
Ralph L. Spencer (03/16/06)
Ralph L. Spencer, 88, Walker, Mo., died Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
Paul Johannes Junker (03/16/06)
Paul Johannes Junker, 67, Liberal, Mo., died Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at the Veterans Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home.
James Howard Long (03/14/06)
James Howard Long, 80, Lamar, Mo., died Sunday, March 15, 2006, at Barton County Memorial Hospital, Lamar. Services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 15, at Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Lamar. Visitation will be from 7-8 p.m., today at Daniel Funeral Home...
Maxine Smith (03/14/06)
Maxine Smith, 87, Wichita, Kan., died March 13, 2006. Services will be at 11 a.m., March 16, at Affinity Mortuary. Family visitation will be from 7-9 p.m., March 15, at Affinity Mortuary.
Joseph C. Conard (03/14/06)
Joseph C. Conard, 70, Nevada, Mo., died Friday, March 10, 2006, at Freeman Hospital East in Joplin, Mo., after an illness of several weeks. He was born Sept. 17, 1935, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Curtis Clayton Conard and Zelfey Elizabeth Waltz. He was married to Carole Ann Thomas Conard who survives of the home...
Gertrude Olia Downie (03/14/06)
Gertrude Olia Downie died Friday, March 10, 2006, at Christian Health Care, Nevada, Mo., at the age of 91. Gertrude was born March 7, 1915, in Union County, Miss., to Joseph Patrick Ryan and Olia Elgin Bryant Ryan. Joe Ryan worked for the railroad, moving his family to Memphis, Tenn., when Gertrude was a toddler. ...
Carroll W. Coy (03/12/06)
Carroll W. Coy, 58, Sheldon, Mo., died Thursday, March 9, 2006, at Barton County Memorial Hospital, Lamar, Mo., following a sudden illness. He was born Oct. 6, 1947,in Sheldon, to Croal Wendell Coy and Muriel Marie Burch Coy. Mr. Coy was born and reared in the Sheldon, area and spent his entire life there. ...
Norman William Floyd (03/12/06)
Norman William Floyd, 88, Greenwood, Ind., formerly of Nevada, died Thursday, March 9, 2006, at Community South Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind., following an illness of two months. He was born Feb. 22, 1918, in Nevada, to Norvil David Floyd and Lola Mabel Moore Floyd. He married Lora Mildred Newland on March 26, 1945, in Fort Scott, Kan., and she survives of the home...
Carroll W. Coy (03/10/06)
Carroll W. Coy, 58, Sheldon, Mo., died Thursday, March 9, 2006, at Barton County Memorial Hospital, Lamar, Mo. Funeral services and family information will be provided by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
Norman William Floyd (03/10/06)
Norman William Floyd, 88, Greenwood, Ind., formerly of Nevada, died Thursday, March 9, 2006, at Community South Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind. 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...
Margaret Louise Friedrick (03/08/06)
Margaret Louise Friedrick, the daughter of Ernest Barnhardt Keller and Katherine Margaret (Lake) Keller, was born June 23, 1926, in Fort Morgan, Colo., and passed away on March 6, 2006, at Saint Joseph Hospital, Kansas City, Mo., at 79 years of age...
Fred J. Rooney Jr. (03/08/06)
Fred J. Rooney Jr., 89, died Tuesday morning in his home. He was born Sept. 12, 1916, in Joplin, Mo., to Fred and Eva Marie (Miller) Rooney. He married Anna Bernice Wormington, May 28, 1938, and she preceded him in death Dec. 30, 1977. He married Virginia Ruscha, April 24, 1987...
Laree Jones Fine (03/08/06)
Laree Jones Fine, age 64, Lake Lure, N.C., died March 5, 2006, at Hospice House of Forest City, N.C. She was born April 20, 1941, in Eldon, Mo., to C.H. Jones and Winnie Marie Banks Jones. Laree was a retired human resources director. She was a member of the Fairfield Mountains Chapel in Lake Lure...
Lawrence G. Harper (03/07/06)
Lawrence G. Harper, age 66, of Nevada, Mo., passed away on Friday, March 3, 2006, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. He was born on April 10, 1939, in Nevada to Jessie Lee Harper and Alta Ellen Hogan Harper. On July 21, 1970, he was married in Nowata, Okla., to Shelia Miller and she survives of the home...
Russell True (03/05/06)
Russell True, 89, Schell City, Mo., died Thursday, March 2, 2006, at the Stockton Nursing Home, Stockton, Mo. Services are at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 5, at the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City. Visitation is 1-2 p.m., prior to the service a the funeral home. Burial at Green Lawn Cemetery, Schell City...
Lawrence G. Harper (03/05/06)
Lawrence G. Harper, 66, Nevada, Mo., died Friday, March 3, 2006, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 7, visitation is 7-8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 8, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. View obituary and send condolences online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Gladys Helen Forkner (03/03/06)
Gladys Helen Forkner, 90, Nevada, Mo., died Thursday, March 2, 2006, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. She was born Oct. 27, 1915, in Rinehart, Mo., to "T.W." Young and Grace Scrutchfield Young. She married Marvin Everett Forkner on Aug. 5, 1934, at home in Rinehart. He preceded her in death on Nov. 13, 1993...
Cletis L. Burns (03/03/06)
Cletis L. Burns died on Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Missouri Veterans home at the age of 84. Cletis was born on April 3, 1921, in Cedar County, Mo., to Lawerence and Clara Crane Burns. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Zolena Burns. Early in life Cletis acquired the nickname of "Fat." His greatest passions where farming and playing ball. ...
Eva Mae Quinn (03/02/06)
Mass of Christian burial for Eva Mae Quinn, 77, Lawrence, Kan., will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 4, at St. Lawrence Catholic Student Center. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Quinn died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006, at her home after a long illness. She was born June 10, 1928, in Omaha, Neb., the daughter of Henry F. and Theresa Krieger Jensen...
Effie E. Volkland (03/01/06)
Effie E. Volkland, of Nevada, Mo., was born Nov. 10, 1916, in Pauls Valley, Okla., the daughter of Frank Darnell and Birdie Lee (Mays). She passed away on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Moore-Few Care Center at 89 years of age. She was united in marriage to Phil Volkland in 1939, in Bushton, Kan., and he preceded her in death in 1966. ...
Joyce Ann Hughes (03/01/06)
Joyce Ann Hughes, 60, Claremore, Okla., died Feb. 19, 2006. She was born Sept. 8, 1946, in Kansas City, Mo., to Guy and Betty Steele. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 24, at the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City. Burial followed in the Green Lawn Cemetery, Schell City. Funeral under the direction of the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City...