Obituaries from July 2006
Karen Sue Oliver
Karen Sue Oliver, age 49, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., was found Thursday, July 27, 2006, deceased in her home. She was born July 13, 1957, in Fort Scott, the daughter of James H. Oliver Sr. and Margaret Turk Oliver. Karen was a 1976 graduate of Fort Scott High School and attended Fort Scott Community College. She played basketball at both the high school and community college. While in high school she held the school track record for many years in the 100 and 200 meter race...
Richard Martin Myers
Richard Martin Myers, 88, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2006, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada following a lengthy illness. He was born Jan. 12, 1918, in Nevada, to Elmer E. Myers and Ona Pierceall Myers. He married Margrete McKinney on Dec. 21, 1940, in Nevada. She preceded him in death on Sept. 26, 1992...
Kevin Green, the son of Charles and Evelyn Green, was born on April 5, 1957, in Kansas City, Mo., and passed away on July 23, 2006, at home and with his family by his side, at 49 years of age. He was a longtime resident of Nevada, Mo. While in Nevada, Kevin made several friends through his job as a salesman at Barton's. ...
Thomas Edward Woolverton
Thomas Edward Woolverton, 61, Garden Grove, Calif., formerly of Nevada, Mo., passed away June 27, 2006. He was born July 3, 1944, to Edward and Fern Woolverton in Kansas City, Mo. Thomas was a 1962 graduate of Nevada High School. He attended the University of Missouri in Kansas City and Friends University in Wichita, Kan. He was employed at the Veterans Hospital in Long Beach, Calif., at the time of his death. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him...
Beverly Troutman, Fort Scott, Kan, died during the early morning hours of Saturday, July 22, 2006, at her home, following a cancer illness.
Funeral arrangements for Beverly Troutman will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main.
Marian Washler Holmes
Marian Washler Holmes, age 87, former resident of Prescott, Kan., more recently of Presbyterian Village, Fort Scott, died Thursday, July 20, 2006, at the Fort Scott Manor Nursing Home. Marian was born Sept. 3, 1918, the daughter of O. V. and Amy Washler at Sterling, Kan. She graduated from Langdon High School, Langdon, Kan., in 1936, and attended McPherson College. Marian taught in rural schools and also at the Kingman Kansas Grade School from 1938 through the Spring of 1945...
Kevin Kyle King
Kevin Kyle King, age 46, of Nevada, Mo., passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2006. Kevin was born on Feb. 9, 1960, to William and Beatrice (Fraser) King in Independence, Mo. He married Jo Anne Hammergren on Feb. 14, 1991, in Nevada. She passed away March 31, 2001. He married Kristy Kay Pennington, of Jasper, Mo., on Nov. 30, 2001. She survives of the home...
Helen Mae Hedges
Helen Mae Hedges, 78, Nevada, Mo., passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2006, at her home in Nevada, following an illness of several months. She was born Dec. 14, 1927, in Ames, Iowa, to Norvil David Floyd and Lola Mae Moore Floyd. She and Robert Hedges were married on July 27, 1950, in Bentonville, Ark., and he survives of the home...
J.D. (James D.) Ochsner
J.D. (James D.) Ochsner of Nevada, Mo., has traveled on. He died on July 18, 2006, after a short illness. J. D. was born on Dec. 12, 1930, in Nevada, the only child of Frank Ochsner and Sarah Ethel Willis Ochsner. J.D. graduated from Nevada High School in 1948. ...
Vern Erwin Spencer
Vern Erwin Spencer, 90, Nevada, Mo., passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at his residence following an illness of several weeks. He was born July 15, 1916, in Ringgold, Neb., to John Francis Spencer Jr. and Bertha Susan Brown Spencer. He was married Nov. 7, 1945, to Majorie Jean Baker and she survives of the home...
Aileen "Sally" Roberta Nelson
Aileen "Sally" Roberta Nelson, 89, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2006, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. She was born Jan. 21, 1917, in La Crosse, Wis., to Carlos Mendell and Minnie Rudrud Mendell. She married Lauritz "Nels" Nelson on New Year's Eve, 1936...
James Ray Mackey Sr.
James Ray Mackey Sr., age 60, of Lamar, passed away at 9:45 a.m., Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at Barton County Memorial Hospital. James was born Oct. 24, 1945, in Okeene, Okla., to Lawrence and Velma (Weber) Mackey. He moved with his family to Missouri in 1951 and spent most of his life in the Vernon/Barton County area. ...
Victor Henry passed away at his horne in Prescott Valley, Ariz., on Friday afternoon, June 2, 2006, at the age of 91. He was born in rural Harrison County, Mo., on July 21, 1914. The son of John and Effie Davis Henry, he was united in marriage to Christine Davis in Fort Scott, Kan., on Aug. 1, 1939...
Kathryn "Katie" LaCygne Savidge Kluge
Kathryn "Katie" LaCygne Savidge Kluge, died on Sunday, July 16, 2006, in a head on collision on U.S. Highway 7 at St Paul's Episcopal Church, Clinton, Mo. She was the daughter of Boomer and the Rev. Mimi Savidge. Boomer is employed at Ford Motor Company in Claycomo, Mo., and Mother Mimi is the Rector at All Saints Episcopal Church in Nevada...
Velma Lorraine Mackey
Velma Lorraine Mackey, 83, Sheldon, Mo., passed away Saturday, July 15, 2006, at Christian Health Care, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born Feb. 14, 1923, in Okeene, Okla., to Solomon Weber and Salome Lorence Weber. She was married Nov. 15, 1948, in Enid, Okla., to Lawrence Mackey and he survives of the home...
Louise H. Porter
Louise H. Porter, 90, Nevada, Mo., passed away Saturday, July 15, 2006, at Christian Health Care, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born June 7, 1916, in Nevada, to Calvin Hawkins and Ruby Foland Hawkins. Mrs. Porter grew up in Nevada, and graduated from Nevada High School in 1934. Prior to moving to Kansas she was a member of the First Christian Church in Nevada. In 1964 she moved to Overland Park, Kan., and returned to Nevada, in 2005...
Dixie Lee Yoast
Dixie Lee Yoast, 86, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Friday, July 14, 2006, at Barone Alzheimer's Care Unit in Nevada. She was born on Feb. 12, 1920, in Bronaugh, Mo., to Sterling Price Linn and Virginia P. Leath Linn. She married Leonard I. Yoast and he preceded her in death on July 13, 1997...
Lyle Edward "Rocky" Sutton Sr.
Lyle Edward "Rocky" Sutton Sr., 70, Bronaugh, Mo., passed away Saturday, July 15, 2006, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., following a short illness. He was born Oct. 23, 1935, in Mapleton, Ill., to Horace Wilbur Sutton and Doris Irene McCants Sutton. He was married May 11, 1968, in Excelsior Springs, Mo., to Patty Jo Phillips and she survives of the home...
Laura Moore, age 80, died Friday, July 7, 2006, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. At this time no services are planned. Arrangements are under the direction of Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
Ruby C. Meritt
Ruby C. Meritt, 81, Wichita, Kan., formerly of Nevada, Mo., passed away on June 30, 2006, in Wichita. She was born Jan. 27, 1925, in Nevada, the fourth child of John and Pearl Knight. She and Everett Meritt were married in July 1944, and he preceded her in death in 2000 following 56 years of marriage...
Pauline D. Tyson
Pauline D. Tyson, 87, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at Nevada Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. She was born Dec. 21, 1918, in Fordland, Mo., to Paul Mitchell and Lula Mae Nash Mitchell. She and Coy R. Tyson were married in 1974 in Wichita, Kan. He preceded her in death in 1983...
Victor Henry passed away at his home in Prescott Valley, Ariz., on Friday afternoon, June 2, 2006, at the age of 91. He was born in rural Harrison County, Mo., on July 21, 1914. The son of John and Effie Davis Henry, he was united in marriage to Christine Davis in Fort Scott, Kan., on Aug. 1, 1939...
Lucille K. Holcomb
Lucille K. Holcomb, 89, Nevada, Mo., died Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at McCune Brooks Hospital Carthage, Mo., following a brief illness. She was born on July 27, 1916, in Hillsboro, Ill. She and Howard R. Holcomb were married on Dec. 9, 1937, in Nevada. He preceded her in death on Sept. 5, 2001...
William R. "Bill" Gary
William R. "Bill" Gary, age 79, of Rich Hill, Mo passed away July 4, 2006, at his home in Rich Hill. Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 8, at 11 a.m., at the First Christian Church in Rich Hill. The family suggest memorial contributions to the Kern Senior Center in care of the Heuser Funeral Rome, Rich Hill...
Lois Ailene Tow
Lois Ailene Tow, age 95, of Nevada, died on Saturday, July 8, 2006, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. She was born on Jan. 15, 1911, in Blue Mound, Kan., to William and Clara Gray. She was married to Clifton Lloyd Tow on June 16, 1935, in Nevada, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 1981...
Edith Eleanora Franklin
Edith Eleanora Franklin, age 79, of Nevada, Mo., died on Saturday, July 8, 2006, at the Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. She was born on May 8, 1927 in Rinard, Iowa, to Rodney Oren Murphy and Goldie Mildred Yoder Murphy. On July 6, 1947, she was married in Kansas City, Mo., to J.D. ...
Samuel Albert States
Samuel Albert States, 86, Nevada, Mo., passed away Sunday, July 9, 2006, at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was born June 28, 1920, in Nevada, Mo., to Clauson David States and Alta Harrington States, He was married Feb. 15, 1947, to Mary Wood States, who survives of the home...
Goldie Bell Reyez
c, 90, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2006, in Nevada, Mo., where she had been a resident of the Barone Alzheimer's Care Center for the past three years, and where she received excellent care. Goldie was born on Dec. 7, 1915, in Arma, Kan., the daughter of Manuel and Evaline Swafford. ...
Virginia Dare, age 79, resident of Uniontown, Kan., died Friday, July 7, 2006, at St, John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo., following an automobile accident in Uniontown. She was born Jan. 27, 1927, in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Ralph Cecil Bolinger and Janie Frances Bolinger Asher. ...
Inez Hertha Rutherford
Inez Hertha Rutherford, 88, formerly of Nevada, Mo., died Thursday, July 6, 2006, in Missouri Valley, Iowa, after a long bout with cancer. Inez was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Oct. 4, 1917, to Ollie Milton Daugherty and Minnie Agnes Schwartz Daugherty. ...
Kenneth Lyle Gillmore
Kenneth Lyle Gillmore, age 66, a resident of Nevada, Mo., died Saturday, July 1, 2006, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center. He was born Sept. 4, 1939, in Fayette County, Illinois, the son of Raymond H. Gillmore and Ruby Irene Turney Gillmore. He enjoyed traveling and genealogical research...
David L. Rutledge
David L. Rutledge, age 58, of Nevada, died as the result of a sudden illness on Monday, July 3, 2006, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. He was born June 12, 1948, in Nevada, to Marvin Walker Rutledge and Lois Audry Garrett Rutledge. He was married April 23,1984, in Miami, Okla., to Melody G. Wilson, who survives of the home...
Cecil H. Barbour
Cecil H. Barbour, age 94, Walker, Mo. passed away Saturday evening July 1, at Community Springs Nursing Home following a short illness. He was born in Schell City, Mo., February 28, 1912, to the late Hubbard Hayden Barbour and Mary Isabelle Jenkins Barbour...
Eleanor "Ellie" Allison Moorhous
Eleanor "Ellie" Allison Moorhouse, 69, of Nevada, Mo., died Wednesday, June 28, 2006, at Moore-Few Care Center following a six-month battle with cancer. She was born Dec. 14, 1936, in Logan, Utah, the daughter of Wilford Howard and Ardelle Simpson Kunz...
Alta Faye Thompson
Alta Faye Thompson, 95, was born on November 23, 1910, in Bronaugh, Mo., the day after a train ride from Oklahoma, where her parents had gone by covered wagon in 1904 to homestead near the Anadarko area. She was the daughter of Chauncey Lee and Nellie Pearl Feller Thompson. Alta's father died when she was 12 years old and her mother worked courageously to raise the seven children...
Lena Irene Westbay
Lena Irene Westbay, 80, Lamar, Mo., died Saturday, July 1, 2006, at Truman Healthcare Facility in Lamar. She was born Oct. 10, 1925, to Paul and Ethel (Smith) Loewe, in Milford, Mo., in Barton County. She married Harold Westbay on May 17, 1944, in Girard, Kan. He preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 1999...
Janice Hargrove Senkevech
Janice Hargrove Senkevech, Nevada, Mo., passed away Friday, June 30, 2006, at 11:05 p.m., at the home, in Nevada, following lengthy illness with leukemia. She was born May 11, 1941, in Nevada, to Marvin H. Hargrove and Sylva Lee Hargrove. She graduated Nevada High School in 1959...
Andrew George Kimmell
Andrew George Kimmell was born Oct. 26, 1921 in Glad Valley, S.D. His family was burned out of the Dakotas by the terrible droughts of the early '30s. He graduated high school in Harrison, Ark., then moved to Urich, Mo., in 1940. He was working at North American Aviation where he met Dolores Hartnett. ...