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Obituaries from September 2006

Ruth Virginia "Gini" Thompson (09/29/06)
Ruth Virginia "Gini" Thompson, 87, Nevada, Mo., formerly of Caldwell and Lawrence, Kan., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. She was born June 4, 1919, in Fairfield, Iowa, the only child of Verl Abner and Margaret Elsie Houghton Teeter. She married Frederick Luther Thompson on March 13, 1942, in Dallas, Texas. He preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 2003...
Robert Frances Locke (09/29/06)
Robert Frances Locke, 83, Lamar, Mo., died at 4:15 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006, at Barton County Memorial Hospital, Lamar. He was born April 2, 1923, in Nevada, Mo., to William Frances and Leota E. (McWilliam) Locke. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 2, at Tolson Cemetery, Sheldon, Mo. Visitation will be Sunday, Oct. 1, from 2-4 p.m., at the Konantz-Warden Funeral Home, Lamar...
Schelly Trego Steelman (09/28/06)
Schelly Trego Steelman, 37, Washington, D.C., died suddenly on Friday, Sept. 22, 2006, at her home. Schelly was born on Oct. 21, 1968, in Fort Polk, La. She was reared in Nevada, Mo., by her great-grandmother, Lola Trego, and Carol and Tony Urner. She married Joseph Steelman in 1990...
Sterling Eugene (Gene) Thomas (09/28/06)
Sterling Eugene (Gene) Thomas, 67, Milo, Mo., passed away at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006, following a short illness. He was born Sept. 17, 1939, in Nevada, Mo., to Sterling Lemon Thomas and Cleora Mae Belcher Thomas. He married Sandra M. Havens on April 26, 1959, in Nevada, and she survives of the home...
Faye Imogene Gibson (09/27/06)
Faye Imogene Gibson, 82, Walker, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, Mo., following a short illness. She was born Nov. 14, 1923, in Nevada, to Robert W. Schnedler and Nellie G. Davis Schnedler. She was married to Ernest E. Gibson on Feb. 15, 1941, in Nevada. He preceded her in death on Sept. 24, 1985...
Wanda Hackworth Williams (09/27/06)
Wanda Hackworth Williams, 89, of Nevada, Mo., died peacefully, with her sons at her side, on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006, in Nevada. She was born Dec. 12, 1916, in Valiant, Okla., to Henry Payne and Betty Stone Hackworth. She married Marion Jay (M.J.) Williams on Sept. 16, 1935, in Hot Springs, Ark. He preceded her in death on Oct. 14, 1999. Wanda was also preceded in death by both parents, two brothers, and three sisters...
Wanda Hackworth Williams (09/26/06)
Wanda Hackworth Williams, 89, of Nevada, Mo., died peacefully, with her sons at her side, on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006, in Nevada. She was born Dec. 12, 1916, in Valiant, Okla., to Henry Payne and Betty Stone Hackworth. She married Marion Jay (M.J.) Williams on Sept. 16, 1935, in Hot Springs, Ark. He preceded her in death on Oct. 14, 1999. Wanda was also preceded in death by both parents, two brothers, and three sisters...
LeRoy "Frog" Rainey (09/26/06)
LeRoy "Frog" Rainey, of Walker, Mo., the son of Roy Rainey and Mary Rainey (Rose), was born May 28, 1946, in Nevada, Mo., and passed away on Sept. 23, 2006, at his home at 60 years of age. He was united in marriage to Jessie Gann on July 8, 1976, in Miami, Okla. ...
Hubert A. Rogers (09/24/06)
Hubert A. Rogers, 63, Horton, Mo., passed away Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo. He was born Aug. 26, 1943, in Emporia, Kan., to Reber Austin Rogers and Beatrice Bernice Schellenger Rogers. He and Nancy L. Milford were married on July 7, 1968, in Nevada, Mo. She survives of the home...
Willus Lee Englis (09/24/06)
Willus Lee Englis, 89, died Sept. 24, 2006, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law near Amsterdam, Mo. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home in LaCygne, Kan. Burial will be in the New Lancaster Cemetery. Visitation will be held an hour prior to the service...
Kurtis James "Kurt" Litton (09/22/06)
Kurtis James "Kurt" Litton, 41, Webb City, Mo., formerly of Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006, at his home in Webb City. He was born Oct. 23, 1964, in Gravitt, Ark., to James Edward Litten and Jacqueline Beshore Litten. Kurt grew up in Nevada and was a graduate of Nevada Higb School. He lived and worked in the Joplin area for the past seven years...
Floyd H. Kutina (09/21/06)
Floyd H. Kutina, 78, of Nevada, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, at Moore-Few Care Center following a lengthy illness. He was born on Oct. 14, 1927, in Lucas, Kan., to Henry Kutina and Stella Parsons. Floyd and Helen Klontz were married on June 1, 1948...
Frances Maxine Simpson (09/21/06)
Frances Maxine Simpson, 85, Nevada, Mo., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo., following a brief illness. She was born Feb. 14, 1921, in Lucerne, Mo., to William Thomas "Button" Young and Josie Newell Young. She was married in 1937 in Nevada, to James Godfrey Hartzfeld and he died Aug. 27,1972. She then married Thomas M. Simpson, Nov. 17, 1977, in Butler, Mo. He died Dec. 16, 2004...
Harriett Juanita Wyrick (09/20/06)
Harriett Juanita Wyrick, passed away Sept. 15, 2006, in Raymore, Mo. Harriett was born Aug. 14, 1918, in Nevada, Mo., Harry and Katherine Stukesbary. Juanita was a lover of music and people. Everyone who met her knew her as "grandma." She never met a stranger. Juanita worked as a bookkeeper for Mitch Crawford's Holiday Motors in Raytown, Mo., for 38 years. She was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Belton, Mo. She will be missed by all...
Melvin Leroy Farris (09/20/06)
Melvin Leroy Farris, 69, of Oak Grove, Mo., passed away at his home on Sept. 10, 2006. He was born on Aug. 19, 1937, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Orville and Dorothy Farris. His parents preceded him in death. Melvin was long retired. He served in the United States Air Force. ...
Frances Maxine Simpson (09/19/06)
Frances Maxine Simpson, 85, Nevada, Mo., died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. Family and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. View obituary and send condolences online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Michael Earl Wolfe (09/19/06)
Michael Earl Wolfe, 48, Nevada, Mo., passed away Monday, Sept. 18, 2006, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. He was born Aug. 5, 1958, in Nevada, Mo., to Earl Wolfe and Virginia Lee Garfield Wolfe. He was married to Kelly D. Moffatt on Nov. 23, 2001, in Nevada...
Brenda Kay McCarthy (09/19/06)
Brenda Kay McCarthy, 55, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006, at Nevada Medicalodge following a lengthy illness. She was born July 10, 1951, in Nevada to Ansel Delbert Rogers and Wilma Bowles Rogers. She and James Nolan McCarthy were married on May 16,1970, in Nevada. He preceded her in death in June 1979...
Donna Faye Jackson (09/19/06)
Donna Faye Jackson, 57, Independence, Mo., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006, at Truman Medical Center West in Kansas City following a lengthy illness. She was born April 13, 1949, in El Dorado Springs, Mo., to Elton Ellis Light and Mildred Frances Oyler Light. She and William O. Jackson Jr. were married on Nov. 24, 1982, in Kansas City, Mo., and he survives of the home...
James W. Cullison (09/19/06)
James W. Cullison, 81, of Deer Creek, Ill., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006, in Peoria, Ill. He was born March 20, 1925, in Bronaugh, Mo., the son of Harry and Alla Evans Cullison. He married Geraldine McWilliams on May 25, 1947, in Girard, Kan. They later divorced. He married Mary Lenora Drehle on Feb. 14, 1964, in Harrisonville, Mo. She preceded him in death Jan. 25, 1990...
Pansy Imogene Rose (09/17/06)
Pansy Imogene Rose, 81, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Friday, Sept. 15, 2006, at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center in Nevada, following an illness of several months. She was born on Dec. 10, 1924, in Overton, Mo., to Herman Henry Kosfeld and Altha Jane Rentschler Kosfeld...
Ruth Irene Butterfield (09/15/06)
Ruth Irene Butterfield, 93, Nevada, Mo., passed away Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada following an illness of several months. She was born Oct. 2, 1922, in Bronaugh, Mo., to Walter Henry Butterfield and Effie May Starke Butterfield...
Zoey Ann Ipock (09/14/06)
Funeral services for Zoey Ann Ipock, 7 weeks old, Walnut Shade, Mo., will be Saturday, Sept. 16, at 3 p.m., in the Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home, Branson. Burial will follow in the Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Branson. Zoey passed away Tuesday, Sept. 12, in the Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Mo...
James Austin Gooden (09/14/06)
James Austin Gooden, age 77, of Montevallo, Mo., passed away on Sept. 5, 2006, at his home. He is survived by five sons, Louis Pennington of Compton Junction, Mo., Sam Gooden of Walker, Mo., Homer Gooden of Milo, Mo., Larry Gooden of El Dorado Springs and Paul Gooden, Lamar, Mo.; six daughters, Linda Dedrick of Bolivar, Mo., Rose Chastain of Nevada, Rebecca Long of Milo, Ruth Woods of Nevada, Laura Cook of Milo, and Pam Meister of Nevada; four sisters; three brothers; 21 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.. ...
Donald Eugene Ragan (09/14/06)
Donald Eugene Ragan, age 29, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006, as the result of a motorcycle accident. Donnie was born July 2, 1977, in El Dorado Springs, Mo., the son of Ralph Ragan and Deborah Keys Allen. He married Angela Stuart on June 23, 2001, in Fort Scott. They later divorced, but remained good friends...
Harry Leonard "Buck" Brundridge (09/12/06)
Harry Leonard "Buck" Brundridge age 79, of Hermitage, Mo., passed away at his home on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006, following a lengthy illness. He was born on Nov. 15, 1926, in Vernon County, to William Cleveland and Mary Edna Brundridge. He married Wilma Geneva Walker, on Aug. 2, 1947, who survives of the home...
Donald Frank Bunton (09/13/06)
Donald Frank Bunton, 78, Lamar, Mo., died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006, at 12:37 p.m., at Barton County Memorial Hospital, Lamar. He was born Sept. 23, 1927, on a farm north of Liberal, Mo. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m., at the First Christian Church in Lamar. Burial was in Barron City Cemetery...
Ilene Gayle Hoge (09/10/06)
Ilene Gayle Hoge, 83 of Stockton, Calif., passed away in a local hospital on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006. She was born Oct. 10, 1922, in Jericho Springs, Mo. After marring D.J. Hoge they moved to Montana and on to Stockton in 1966. Gayle worked outside the home as a bookkeeper as a young woman, reared her family and returned to bookkeeping when her children were grown. She worked for San Joaquin General hospital for a brief time...
Mary Roberta Pritchett (09/10/06)
Mary Roberta Pritchett, age 64, a resident of Uniontown, Kan., died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006, as the result of an automobile accident east of Bronson, Kan. She was born Feb. 18, 1942, at Santa Monica, Calif., the daughter of Robert Kenneth Knapp and Maxine Hepler Knapp. She married Earl Pritchett on Dec. 26, 1965, at Compton, Calif...
Virga Mae Demro (09/10/06)
Virga Mae Demro, 81, Gardner, Kan., formerly of Moundville, Mo., passed away on Thursday Sept. 7, 2006, at Meadowbrook Rehab Hospital in Gardner, Kan. Virga was born at home on Easter Sunday, April 5, 1925, to Paul F. Scholl and Vona Elizabeth Sargeant Scholl in Republic, Iowa. She married Lloyd McKenzie in February of 1945. Later she and Don Demro were married on March 25, 1967, in Plainfield, Iowa. He preceded her in death on May 4, 1985...
Vickie Lynn Armstrong (09/08/06)
James Austin Gooden (09/08/06)
James Austin Gooden, age 77, of Montevallo, Mo., passed away on Sept. 5, 2006, at his home. He is survived by four sons, Louis Pennington of Compton Junction, Mo., Sam Gooden of Walker, Mo., Homer Good of Milo, Mo., Larry Gooden of El Dorado Springs; six daughters, Linda Dederick of Bolivar, Mo., Rose Chastain of Nevada, Rebecca Long of Milo, Ruth Woods of Nevada, Laura Cook of Milo and Pam Meister of Nevada; four sisters; three brothers; 21 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren...
Ruth Butcher (09/07/06)
Ruth Butcher, of Nevada, Mo., was born Nov. 28, 1932, in Grand Island, Neb., the daughter of Jess and Dora Metheny. She passed away on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006, at KU Medical Center. She was united in marriage to Leo Butcher on Dec. 24, 1956, in Clarks, Neb., and he preceded her in death in April 1988...
Mary Elizabeth Evans (09/07/06)
Mary Elizabeth Evans, age 71, Lamar, Mo., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006, at Barton County Memorial Hospital, Lamar. Mary was born in Vernon County on Oct. 31, 1934, to Charles and Emma (Archer) Cochran. She worked as a waitress before retiring. Barton County Eagles were proud to have Mary as a charter member. She was also a former member of the Nevada Eagles...
Joseph William Saylor (09/06/06)
Joseph William Saylor, 70, Sheldon, Mo., died Monday, Sept. 4, 2006, due to a tractor accident. He was born July 15, 1936, in Quincy, Ill., to Gilbert E. Saylor and Lillian V. Wardlow Saylor. He married Ann Darting on Oct. 27,1991, in Sheldon, and she survives of the home...
Larry Dale Jones (09/05/06)
Larry Dale Jones, the son of Howard Haskel and Esta (Bennett) Jones, was born on Sept. 28, 1950, in Wagoner, Okla., and passed away on Aug. 29, 2006, at his home, at 55 years of age. Larry was a long-time resident of the Vernon County area. He graduated high school in 1969. ...
Merle Eugene Rouse (09/01/06)
Merle Eugene Rouse, 80, Liberal, Mo., died Friday, Sept. 1, 2006, at 12:05 a.m., at Truman Healthcare Center, Lamar, Mo. He was born Jan. 15, 1926, in Liberal, to Charles Richard and Dora Viola (Robertson) Rouse. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Konantz-Warden Funeral Home Chapel, Lamar. Burial will be in Liberal City Cemetery, Liberal. Visitation will be at 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the funeral home...
Richard Louis Thelander (09/01/06)
Richard Louis Thelander, 72, Nevada, Mo., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo., following a brief illness. He was born Dec. 3, 1933, in Elgin, Ill., to Earl Joseph Thelander and Helen Nellie Heine Thelander. He was married Jan. 8, 1994, in Grandview, Mo., to Dorothy Jean Coin and she survives of the home...