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Obituaries from December 2006

Bertie Louise Goodman (12/29/06)
Bertie Louise Goodman, 86, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006, at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center in Nevada, Mo., following a lengthy illness. She was born Sept. 22, 1920, in Nevada, to Hugh Spencer and Carrie Ellen Arnot Spencer. She was married in 1938 to Raymond Wilson and he died in 1974. She later married Rex Goodman on Nov. 22, 1986, in Nevada, and he survives of the home...
John Linden Post (12/27/06)
John Linden Post, 67, a life-long Vernon County resident and insurance agent, passed away suddenly at his home in Nevada, Mo., on Dec. 23, 2006. He was born on May 16, 1939, in Nevada, Mo., the son of John Edward Post and Neva Claudia Ames Post. His childhood home was in Bronaugh, Mo., where he attended all 12 years of school and graduated from Bronaugh High School in 1957. He attended college two years at Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kan...
Lee Ann Forkner (12/24/06)
Lee Ann Forkner, 52, of Lostant, Ill., passed away Friday, Dec. 22, 2006, in her home after an extended illness. She was born in Louisiana, Mo., on Dec. 1, 1954, to Aaron Grant and Margaret Lee Cox Hemphill. She married Brad Forkner on June 17, 1977...
Rex W. Shade (12/24/06)
Rex W. Shade, 25, Leavenworth, Kan., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006. He was a devoted Harley Davidson motorcyclist, made models of cars, trucks, airplanes and anything that has a motor in it. He was a champion video gamer and devoted Jay Hawk fan. He was a friend to everyone who met him...
Evelyn Lafferty (12/20/06)
Evelyn Lafferty, 87, Nevada, Mo., died Dec. 18, 2006. She was born Dec. 14, 1919, in Butler, Mo. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Dec. 21, at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, Nevada, with Bill Platt officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Burial will be in Newton Burial Park, Nevada...
W. Morris Nunn (12/19/06)
W. Morris Nunn passed away on Dec. 17, 2006, in Houston, Texas. He was born in Nevada, Mo., to Walter and Beulah Nunn on Sept. 14, 1912. He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Cary Ann Tellez Nunn; son, Morris Jery Nunn and his wife, Jeanne Hancock; grandchildren, Anna Bomhoff and husband, Gregg, and Michael Nunn; great-grandson, Andrew Bomhoff; niece, Judy Alyea; nephew, Bill Jacobs. ...
Dustin Brent Bland (12/19/06)
Dustin Brent Bland, 17, of El Dorado Springs, Mo., went to be with his Savior on Dec. 16, 2006, from injuries sustained in an auto accident. Dustin was born to Brent and Jennifer Pyle Bland on Sept. 2, 1989. He was an exemplary student in the El Dorado Springs High School where he was known for his quiet demeanor and sly humor. ...
Hazel Carpenter (12/19/06)
Hazel Carpenter lost her battle to cancer at the age of 59, on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006. She passed away in her home located in Nevada, Mo., surrounded by her family and friends. She was born on May 14, 1947, in Mercedes Texas. Hazel was the daughter of Walter and Callie Pringle. Hazel married Lawrence Carpenter on June 20, 1970, in Harlingen, Texas. Together they moved to El Dorado Springs, Mo., and a few years later relocated to Nevada. They were married 29 years...
Mabel Louise Springer (12/17/06)
Mabel Louise Springer, age 90, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006, at the Mercy Health Center, Fort Scott, Kan., where she was surrounded by her family. She was born Jan. 9, 1916, in Forrest Township, Ill., the daughter of David Hartman and Mary Peters Hartman...
Leroy Harris (12/17/06)
Leroy Harris, age 72, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Friday, Dec. 15, 2006, at the Fort Scott Manor. He was born Aug. 12, 1934, in Fairplay, Mo., the son of James S. Harris and Jesse E. Ford Harris. He married Shirley Ballou on Jan. 26, 1954, in Fort Scott, Kan...
Joyce Eileen Stewart (12/17/06)
Joyce Eileen Stewart, age 62, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Joplin, Mo. She was born April 9, 1944, in rural Linn County, the daughter of Harry Marmon and Arlene Clay Marmon. Joyce worked at Dayco and Tower Metal. She married George Wingate and was later divorced. She married Melvin Stewart and also later divorced. Her hobbies include crocheting, and working with animals, especially horses...
Sarah Belle Johnson (12/17/06)
Sarah Belle Johnson, 45, Nevada, Mo., passed away Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, at Freeman Hospital, Joplin, Mo. She was born July 25, 1961, to Roy Johnson Jr. and Margie Louise Brooks Johnson. Sarah graduated from Walker High School in 1980. She then attended Fort Scott Community College receiving her Registered Nursing Degree in 1987. ...
Clara Marie Ditmars (12/14/06)
Clara Marie Ditmars, 95, Nevada, Mo., formerly of Walker, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada. She was born June 6, 1911, in Walker, to Charles Harmon Horning and Minerva Ann Mitchell Horning. She married John C. Ditmars on Aug. 16, 1947, in Berea Christian Church. He preceded her in death on July 8, 1985...
Linnard R. Loomer (12/14/06)
Linnard R. Loomer, 55, San Leon, Texas, formerly of Nevada, passed away on Monday, Dec. 11, 2006, in San Leon. He was born July 30, 1951, in Nevada, to John Kenneth Loomer and Carrie Maude Shumaker Loomer. Linnard was born and reared in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School in 1969. ...
Ronald L. Culbertson (12/13/06)
Ronald L. Culbertson, 53, Kansas City, Mo., passed away on Monday, Dec. 11, 2006, at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., after a short battle with cancer. He was born on May 6, 1953, in Nevada, to Delmer Lee Culbertson and Bonnie Lou Hacker Culbertson...
Joni Marie Gerster (12/12/06)
Joni Marie Gerster, 28, of Schell City, Mo., died in a car accident on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006, while on her way to ring the bell for the Salvation Army. She was born Aug. 17, 1978, in Nevada, Mo., to Harvey and Connie Gerster. She was a member of the Schell City Christian Church since Feb. ...
Joseph Thomas Jones (12/12/06)
Joseph Thomas Jones, 92, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006, at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center. He was born June 13, 1914, in Nevada, to Clarence Jones and Maude Williams Jones. Tom grew up in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School in 1933. ...
Alberta Joan Caton (12/12/06)
Alberta Joan Caton "Auntie Bert," age 74, peacefully passed away Dec. 9, 2006, at the Independence Medical Center in Independence, Mo., with her beloved family members at her bedside. She was born Feb. 3, 1932, in Vernon County, Mo., to Orville Eugene Caton and Glenn Christine Hood Caton who she adored and who preceded her in death...
Dorothy Beatrice Winona Hillier (12/08/06)
Dorothy Beatrice Winona Hillier, age 95, was born June 26, 1911, in Schell City, Mo., the daughter of Lemuel Francis and Hettie (Fox) Strader, passed from this life on Monday, Dec. 4, 2006, at the Mt. Carmel Medical Center in Pittsburg, Kan. Dorothy attended elementary school at Flat Rock and high school at Harwood High. ...
Helen Irene McConnaughey (12/08/06)
Helen Irene McConnaughey, 80, Lowry City, Mo., formerly of Richards, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006, at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. She was born Sept. 8, 1926, in Nevada, to William James Brewer and Linnie Jane Simmons Brewer. She married David Platt McConnaughey on Oct. 23, 1943, in Salina, Kan. He preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 1974...
Loren H. Rice (12/08/06)
Loren H. Rice, 88, Lamar, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006, at Truman Health Center in Lamar following an illness of a few weeks. He was born March 8,1918, in Barton County, Mo., to Earl August Rice and Mae Moore Rice. He married Olive Lorraine Gillispie on Feb. 20, 1954, in Sheldon, Mo. She preceded him in death on Jan. 24, 1999...
Leah L. Modrcin (12/08/06)
Leah L. Modrcin, 86, of Lemoore, Calif., died Monday, Dec. 4, 2006, at the Hacinda Rehabilitation Center in Hanford, Calif. Leah was born May 10, 1920, in Bates County, Mo., to Samuel and Mattie Newberry Rousseau. She worked as a secretary for the Boilermakers Union for 18 years, retiring in 1983. She attended Sunset Hills Christian Church and volunteered at the Shepherd's Center. She loved square dancing and was a member of several square dance clubs...
Helen Irene McConnaughey (12/07/06)
Helen Irene McConnaughey, 80, Lowry City, Mo., formerly of Richards, Mo., died on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006, at Truman Lake Manor in the Lowry City. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. View obituary and send condolences online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Loren H. Rice (12/07/06)
Loren H. Rice, 88, Lamar, Mo., formerly of Irwin, Mo., died on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006, at Truman Health Care in 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...
Richard D. Miller (12/07/06)
Richard D. Miller, age 56, Elliott, Iowa, passed away on Dec. 4, 2006. Richard was a National Guard maintenance engineer. Open visitation will be Friday, Dec. 8, at the Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home and Crematory, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 9, at 4 p.m., at the funeral home, Cremation to follow services...
Billy Gene Coale (12/06/06)
Billy Gene Coale, 70, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. He was born June 16, 1936, in Nevada, to William B. Coale and Wilma Phipps Coale. He married Betty Ann Fenton on July 15, 1955, in Milo, Mo. She preceded him in death on June 12, 2000...
Ethel Nadine Hillsman (12/06/06)
Ethel Nadine Hillsman, age 90, the daughter of Charles Lewis and Stella Mae (Greer) Cranfield was born Feb. 12, 1916, in Beaman, Mo., and passed from this life on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott, Kan. Ethel attended elementary school in Taberville as well as her freshman and sophomore years, then her junior year in El Dorado Springs before completing her senior year at Schell City High School. ...
Tracy L. Pitts (12/05/06)
Tracy L. Pitts, 51, of rural Nevada, Mo., died Friday, Dec. 1, 2006, in Nevada. He was born Nov. 11, 1955, in Nevada, to Alfred Leon Pitts and Betty Jean Garrett Pitts. He was married July 23, 1977, in Nevada, to Nancy Thomas and she survives of the home...
Christine Schnedler (12/05/06)
Christine Schnedler, 84, Nevada, formerly of Lamar, Mo., died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada. She was born Oct. 27, 1922, in Dade County, Mo., to William and Cora (Odor) Price. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Konantz-Warden Funeral Home Chapel, Lamar. Burial will be in Corry Cemetery, Dadeville, Mo...
Marie Thomas (12/03/06)
Marie Thomas, 94, Nevada, Mo., died Nov. 28, 2006. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Dec. 2, at Evergreen Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Union Cemetery in Rocky Comfort, Mo.
Lois Mae Boyd (12/03/06)
Lois Mae Boyd, age 84, of Nevada died peacefully at her home in Nevada on Friday, Dec. 1, 2006. She was born on Oct. 24, 1922, in Nevada to Lewis Robert Bryan and Ida Mae Darrow Bryan. On Aug. 31, 1939, she was married in Rich Hill, Mo., to Murl W. Boyd and he preceded her in death on June 7, 1995...
Sharon "Ron" Amoss (12/01/06)
Funeral services for Sharon "Ron" Amoss, 97. West Plains, will be at 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 4, 2006, in the Rose Chapel, Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo., under direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home...