Obituaries from February 2007
Violet Alexander was born Dec. 8, 1927, in St. Clair County, Mo., near Tiffin, Mo., to Chester and Beulah (Hart) Alexander. They moved to the Walker area about 1930, and she spent her entire life in Vernon County until moving to Bolivar about 1994. She died Feb. 16, 2007, at St. John's hospital in Springfield, Mo...
Annie Lue Haynes
Annie Lue Alexander was born June 14, 1930, in St. Clair County, Mo., near Tiffin, Mo., to Chester and Beulah (Hart) Alexander. They moved to Walker, Mo., soon after Annie was born. She spent most of her lifetime in that area. She died Feb. 15, 2007, at the Community Springs Care Center in El Dorado Springs, Mo...
Virginia Mae Steele
Virginia Mae Steele, 78, Nevada, Mo., passed away Monday, Feb. 26, 2007, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, following a brief illness. She was born Aug. 17, 1928, in Green Ridge, Mo., to Maurice Edward McKenzie and Vera Ethel Scott McKenzie. ...
Charles Allen Fisher
Charles Allen Fisher, 79, of Breman, Ga., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, at Our Lady of Perpetual Home in Atlanta, Ga. He was born in Webb City, Mo., to the late Clara Mae Jones and Ira Earl Fisher. Charles served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked and retired as senior executive vice president from Farm and Homes Savings in Nevada, Mo., and Houston, Texas, where he was employed for 42 years...
L. Wayne Reed
L. Wayne Reed, 80, passed away in Ozark, Mo., on Feb. 25. The son of Noble and Louise Dyer Reed, he was born in Rocky Comfort, Mo., April 11, 1926. Wayne Reed was a lifelong educator, serving the youth of Purdy, Cassville, Nevada, and Springfield for 36 years, as coach, teacher, and counselor. ...
Mary L. Mellenbruch
Mary L. Mellenbruch, age 96, of Rich Hill, Mo., passed away Feb. 22, 2007, at the Bates County Memorial Hospital, Butler, Mo. She is survived by four nephews, Gerald Mellenbruch and his wife Pat and family of Rich Hill, Walter Mellenbruch and his wife Norma Lea of Rich Hill, Clint Mellenbruch and family of Foster, and George T. ...
Carl M. Bunker
Carl M. Bunker, 82, Irwin, Mo., passed away suddenly on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007, at Barton County Memorial Hospital in Lamar. He was born Sept. 15, 1924, in Nevada, Mo., to Moses Bunker and Daisy Mae Keller Bunker. He married Rosa Kargl on July 24,1956, in Germany and she survives of the home...
Becky L. Hastings
Becky L. Hastings, 51, Nevada, Mo., died Feb. 20, 2007, at Medicalodge, Nevada. She was born Jan. 16, 1956, at Independence, Mo., the daughter of G.W. and Martha (Peery) Hastings Sr. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27, at medicalodge nursing home, Nevada. Cremation is under the direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland, Mo...
Bernard Lee Blea
Bernard Lee Blea, 87, of Nevada, Mo., died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007, at his home in Nevada. He was born June 8, 1919, in Pratt, Kan, he was the son of the late Martin and Victoria (Madrid) Blea. On Feb. 21, 1939, he married Dora (Trujillo) in Pratt. She preceded him in death on Nov. 9, 1997...
Frances Elaine (West) Collins
Frances Elaine (West) Collins, 66, was born in Schell City, Mo., on Oct. 10, 1940, to the late Lee Francis West and Iris Mary Losey West. She passed Feb. 17, 2007, in a house fire that also claimed the lives of her only son, Randall Lee Collins Jr., 35, and his daughter, Alexis Ann Collins, age 5...
Randall Lee Collins Jr.
Randall Lee Collins Jr., 35, was born on March 31, 1971, in El Dorado Springs. Randy perished in a early morning house fire Feb. 17, 2007, along with his mother, Elaine Collins, and daughter, Alexis. He attended school in El Dorado Springs and later became a third generation truck driver -- following in his father and grandfather's footsteps. He was the proud daddy of Randy III and Alexis Ann. Randy enjoyed trucking, helping others, and spending time with his two children...
Lewis Albert Stinson
Lewis Albert Stinson, 81, was born on June 3, 1925, in Hugeton, Kan., to Helen Mae (Emeigh) and Avery Gustives Stinson and went home on Feb. 20, 2007, in Independence, Mo. Joined in Holy Matrimony on Aug. 28, 1943, to Iris Berdena Lay in Fort Collins, Colo., they were blessed with four children, Valera Marguerite, Orvella Evylen, Lewis Albert Jr. and Janice Louava...
Sally Jo Baughn
Sally Jo Baughn, 55, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Monday, Feb. 19, 2007, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., following a brief illness. She was born April 26, 1951, in Topeka, Kan., to Joseph Wallace Fogel and Vivian Ellen Austin Fogel...
Randall Lee "Randy" Collins
Randall Lee "Randy" Collins, 35, El Dorado Springs, died Feb. 17, 2007, at his home.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs, with burial in the Yeater Cemetery, Osceola, Mo.
F. Elaine Collins
F. Elaine Collins, 66, El Dorado Springs, Mo., died Feb. 17, 2007, at her home.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 1 p.m., at the Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs, with burial in the Yeater Cemetery, Osceola, Mo.
Frances P. Messer
Frances P. Messer, 93, Neosho, Mo., died at 8:13 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, 2007, at Freeman Neosho Hospital in Neosho. Frances was born Aug. 28, 1913, in Nevada, Mo., and moved to Neosho in 1937 from Nevada. Frances taught in one room country schools and had worked in the pharmacy of the former Sale Memorial Hospital for many years. She was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Cburch in Neosho...
Betty Lee Kelsey
Betty Lee Kelsey, 80, Lebanon, Mo., passed away Monday evening, Feb. 19, 2007, at St. John's hospital, Joplin. She was born Feb. 7, 1927, in Collins, Mo., to Edgar H. and Ethel Baker Phipps. She married Harold O. Kelsey on Sept. 15, 1950. Besides being devoted homemaker and mother, she also worked as a clerk at a Safeway store for several years. She was a member of the Union Mission Church in Lebanon...
Josephine Phelps, 85, of Richards, Mo., died on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, at her daughter's home in Hume following a lengthy illness. She was born on Nov. 27, 1921, in Richards, to Harry C. Jadlot and Alma Belle Few Jadlot. On Nov. 9, 1943, she was married to Sterling Wendell Phelps and he preceded her in death in 1983...
Ira Dale Eaton
Ira Dale Eaton, 82, Nevada, Mo., passed away Feb. 16, 2007, at St. John's hospital, Joplin, Mo. He was born Dec. 23, 1924, in Milo, Mo., to Dorothy Alice (Griggs) Eaton and she preceded him in death June 1994. He married Josephine Hartzell on June 9, 1996...
Alexis Ann Collins
Alexis Ann Collins, age 5, of Nevada, died as the result of an accident on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, at her father's home in Tiffin, Mo. She was born on July 27, 2001, in Nevada, to Randall Lee Collins Jr. and Carol Jean Smith Collins. Alexis was a kindergarten student at Bryan Elementary School in Nevada. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Alexis enjoyed sports and fishing and had a love for pets and farm animals...
Esther Pauline Allen
Esther Pauline Allen, age 88, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died late Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at the Community Hospice of Texas, in Burleson, Texas. She had suffered a stroke while visiting family in Texas. She was born July 19, 1918, in Hatfield, Mo., the daughter of Charles T. Gibson and Bessie Mae Pottorff Gibson. She married Harold O. Allen on July 3, 1936, in Nevada, Mo. He preceded her in death on March 16, 1981...
Ira Eaton, 82, Nevada, Mo., died Feb. 16, 2007, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo.
Funeral services to be announced at a later date by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
Helen L. Nelson
Helen L. Nelson, 88, died early Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, at Fort Scott Medicalodge.
Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Cheney Witt Chapel, Fort Scott.
Paul Clark Woody
Paul Clark Woody, age 70, a longtime resident of rural Bronaugh, Mo., died early Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007, at the Joplin Health and Rehabilitation Center in Joplin, Mo. He was born on the family farm near Bronaugh on Sept. 7, 1936, the son of Oscar Woody and Wilma Helene Clark Woody...
Archie Lee Cox
Archie Lee Cox, age 87, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott. He was born June 24, 1919, in Fort Scott, the son of Roy B. Cox and Nel Robinson Cox. He first married Naomi West. She preceded him in death in 1988. He later married Wilma Brown on Dec. 24, 1990. She died March 16, 2005...
Ralph F. Danley
Ralph F. Danley, 85, formerly of Sheldon, Mo., passed away on Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, Mo., following an illness of several months. He was born April 2, 1921, in Milo, Mo., to Arthur Lee Danley and Elsie Pearl Livingston Danley. He married Ila Mae Roan on Aug. 8, 1951, in Festus, Mo., and she preceded him in death. Later he married Eunice Pauline Weste on Feb. 14, 1991, in Sheldon, and she survives of Nevada...
Elizabeth Bernice Dobson
Elizabeth Bernice Dobson, 78, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at Nevada Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness. She was born July 1, 1928, at home in Lexington, Mo., to John Herbert Rasa and Lorraine Elvina Buhlig Rasa. She married George E. Dobson on Jan. 10, 1948, in Lexington, Mo., and he survives of the home...
Emma Lavon Schilling
Emma Lavon Schilling, age 82, resident of Presbyterian Village, Fort Scott, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Pittsburg, Kan. She was born April 10, 1924, in Arcadia, Kan., the daughter of John Dallas Davidson and Ester Ellen Maxwell Davidson. ...
Rebekah L. Barton
Rebekah L. Reed Saathoff Barton, 93, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. She was born on Feb. 9, 1913, in Harmon, Mo., to Fred Reed and Anna Genette Gilmartin Reed. She was married to Henry J. Saathoff and he preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 1955...