Obituaries from April 2007
George W. Schmitz
George W. Schmitz, age 84, of Denver, Colo., died at his home on April 9, 2007. He was born Oct. 16, 1922, in LaSalle, Ill. During World War II he served in the U.S. Marines in Europe. After the war, he settled in Denver where he spent 40 years working at the phone company, Mountain Bell...
Norman L. "Chuck" Cross
Norman L. "Chuck" Cross, 57, Edgerton, Kan., passed away at his home on Thursday, April 19, 2007. He was born Sept. 30, 1949, in Nevada, Mo., to Norman Ivan Cross and Frances Maxine Fellows Cross. He married Frances Marie Dixon on Feb. 24, 1981, in Olathe, Kan., and she survives of the home...
D. Murle Hill
D. Murle Hill, 64, left this life to be with his Lord on April 24, 2007, from St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. Murle was horn in Chickasha, Okla., on July 11, 1942. The family moved to Texas when Murle was young and remained there until his father's death. ...
Marjorie May (Norwood) Darrah
Marjorie May (Norwood) Darrah, 88, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2007, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. She was born May 29, 1918, in Milford, Mo., the daughter of James Lee Norwood and Lula May McNary Norwood. She was united in marriage to Jason Thomas "Jake" Darrah in 1936 in Fort Scott, Kan. He preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 2001...
Phillip Andrew McConnaughey
Phillip Andrew McConnaughey, 46, Stotesbury, Mo., passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2007, in Richards, Mo. He was born June 14, 1960, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Arthur Lee McConnaughey and Dorothy Mae Blake McConnaughey. Phillip lived his whole life in the Richards and Stotesbury areas. He graduated from Nevada High School in 1978. Phillip was a loyal hired hand for Bill and Ruby Keith for many years and also worked in the oil field in the Richards area. He was an avid fisherman...
Ralph Michael Collier
Ralph Michael Collier, 56, Nevada, Mo., passed away Saturday, April 21, 2007, at St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo., following a lengthy illness. He was born July 4, 1950, in Kansas City, Kan., to Ralph Orville Collier and Ruby Pearline Miskell Collier. He married Carol Ann Person on Oct. 12, 1996, in Deerfield, Mo., and she survives of the home...
Phillip Andrew McConnaughey
Phillip Andrew McConnaughey, 46, Stotesbury, Mo., passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2007, in Richards, Mo. He was born June 14, 1960, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Arthur Lee McConnaughey and Dorothy Mae Blake McConnaughey. Phillip lived his whole life in the Richards and Stotesbury areas. He graduated ftonn Nevada High School in 1978. Phillip was a loyal hired hand for Bill and Ruby Keith for many years and also worked in the oil field in the Richards area. He was an avid fisherman...
Sharon Ann Coyan
Sharon Ann Coyan, 65, of Uniontown, Kan., died Thursday evening, April 19, 2007, at her home. She was born Aug. 5, 1941, in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Glen Lavoyn and Mabel Maxine (Chamberlain) Dickey. She married Thomas Elwood Coyan Dec. 20, 1959, in Fort Scott. They later divorced after 19 years of marriage...
Irwin Frank "Butch" Zoglmann
Irwin Frank "Butch" Zoglmann, 81, Milo, Mo., passed away on Friday, April 20, 2007, at his home in Milo. He was born December 20, 1925, in Mt. Vernon, Kan., to Leonard Henry Zoglmann and Josephine Anna Struck Zoglmann. He married Wanda Lee Wright on Oct. 11, 1948, in Kansas. She preceded him in death in 1993...
Jack E. Dade
Jack E. Dade, 77, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Friday, April 20, 2007, at Nevada Regional Medical Center following a short illness. He was born in Topeka, Kan., to Wilbur Lawrence Dade and Viola Mable Deckwa Dade on Oct. 17, 1929. The family moved to the Schell City area during the Depression and Jack graduated from high school in El Dorado Springs, Mo. He married Lois Ann Reedy on Dec. 24, 1951, in Nevada...
Lawrence Robert Lyness
Lawrence Robert Lyness, 86, Schell City, Mo., was born March 4, 1921, in Monte Vista, Colo., to Fred Daniel and Inez Leota (Davisson) Lyness. He passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2007, at his home. In February 1942, Lawrence was united in marriage to Bessie Dingess. To this union two children were born, Donna and Sherry. Bessie preceded Lawrence in death in 1945...
O. Earlene Ewing
O. Earlene Ewing, 82, Sheldon, Mo., passed away Friday, April 20, 2007, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo., following a short illness. She was born Sept. 23, 1924, in Sarcoxie, Mo., to Thomas Andrew Moore and Zelpha Mae Pryor Moore. She was married Feb. 13, 1953, in Joplin, Mo., to George R. Ewing and he survives of the home...
G. Immojean Cheek
G. Immojean Cheek, 89, El Dorado Springs, died April 18, 2007, at the Barone Alzheimer Care Center, Nevada.
Funeral services will be Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m., at the Sheldon Chapel, El Dorado Springs.
Lawrence Lyness, 86, Schell City, died Wednesday, April 18, 2007, at his home in Schell City.
Funeral services are Saturday, April 21, at 10 a.m., at the Park Street Christian Church, El Dorado Springs. Burial in Green Lawn Cemetery, Schell City.
Gilma K. (Adams) Pilcher
Gilma K. (Adams) Pilcher, 82, Nevada, Mo., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 16, 2007, following an illness of several weeks. She was born Feb. 7, 1925, in Garland, Kan., the daughter of Worlie Wilbur and Vina Mae (HuddIeston) Adams; the granddaughter of Marion Francis and Laura Belle Adams, Gilbert Beebe and Phelena Cathryn (Munn) Huddleston. She married Murriel Pilcher on April 4,1941, in Clayton (St. Louis County), Mo. He preceded her in death on July 16, 1980...
Marjorie L. Tabor
Marjorie L. Tabor, 82, passed away on April 17, 2007, at 5:05 a.m., at her residence after a lengthy illness. She was born on March 26, 1925, in Webb City, Mo., to James L. Hawkins and Rose Shelton Hawkins. She was a beautician, and a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Webb City. Marjorie married Bud Tabor on Oct. 7, 1941, in Joplin, Mo., and he preceded her in death on March 29, 2002...
Wilbur Raymond "Frosty" Demaree
Wilbur Raymond "Frosty" Demaree, the patriarch of a large family passed away Friday, April 13, 2007. He was born in Winamac, Ind., on Nov. 27, 1908, to Clyde Carlton and Ida May (Cassidy) Demaree. His parents took the family from Indiana to North Dakota as part of the westward movement of settlers and homesteaded there. ...
Roger Leath Hill
Roger Leath Hill, age 75, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Tuesday, April 17, 2007, at the Mercy Health Center. He was born Feb. 27, 1932, in Ellsinore, Mo., the son of Buell Hill and Beulah Stephens Hill. He served in the U.S. Marines and was a member of the Olson Frary Burkhart Post No. ...
Ruth Ensor, 69, Rich Hill, Mo., died April 16, 2007. Funeral services will be held at Thursday, April 19, at 10 a.m., at the Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Friends of Green Lawn Cemetery Association...
Margaret Buncia Morris
Margaret Buncia Morris, 81, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2007, at Culpepper Place in Nevada following a brief illness. She was born March 16, 1926, to Emile Pommier and Julia Gillette Pommier in Franklin, Kan. She married Clyde Harold Morris on Dec. 24, 1947, in Girard, Kan. He preceded her in death on March 21, 2007...
John Henry Heckadon
John Henry Heckadon, age 83, of Nevada, died on April 14, 2007, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott, Kan., following a short illness. He was born June 23, 1923, near Foster, Mo., to Andrew Joseph Heckadon and Josephine Louella Campbell Heckadon. On Jan. 24, 1947, he was married in Mound City, Kan., to Patty Lee Handly and she survives of the home...
Trent Lee Brackenridge
Trent Lee Brackenridge, age 45, the youngest of five children born to Nova May (Smith) and James Coleman Brackenridge was born Nov. 5, 1961, in El Dorado Springs, Mo., and passed from this life on Friday, April 13, 2007, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Okla...
Evelyn Marie "Mollie" Denning
Evelyn Marie "Mollie" Denning, age 85, of Nevada, died at her home in Nevada on April 16, 2007. She was born on Dec. 8, 1921, in Wellington, Kan., to Jay Emery Newell and M. Grace Gregson Newell. On March 29, 1939, she was named to Richard N. Dickason in Newkirk, Okla., and he preceded her in death in 1979. She was later married to Anthony C. "Tony" Denning on April 17, 1982, in Nevada and be preceded her in death in 1996...
Dorothy Clara Martens
Dorothy Clara Martens, age 80, a lifetime resident of Bourbon County, Kan., died Friday, April 13, 2007, at the Medicalodge Nursing Home. She was born May 15, 1926, in Bourbon County, the daughter of Ralph A. Singmaster and Lottie Viola Query Singmaster. She graduated from Fort Scott High School and then attended business college in Wichita. She married William F. "Bill" Martens Jr. on Aug. 19, 1950, in Fort Scott. He preceded her in death on May 9, 1995...
Steven E. Pierce
Steven E. Pierce, 42, Milo, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at his home in Milo. He was born Sept. 23, 1964, in Kansas City, Mo. to Elvin Leland Pierce and Barbara Ann Foster Pierce. He married Pamela R. McClain on Feb. 28, 2004, in Milo...
Barbara Jean Files
Barbara Jean Files, 49, Nevada, Mo., passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at her home in Nevada following an illness of several years. She was born July 30, 1957, in San Francisco, Calif., to Don del-Rosario and Barbara Virginia Kearby del-Rosario. She married Eddie Lee Files on July 4, 2001, in Eureka Springs, Ark., and he survives of the home...
Norma B. Miller
Norma B. Miller, 83, Nevada, Mo., passed away Monday, April 9, 2007, at her home in Nevada following alengthy illness. She was born March 29, 1924, in Salem, Ore., to James Andrew Dodge and Callie Mae Barnes Dodge. She Married Gregg M. Miller on Oct. 2, 1944, in Austin, Texas, he preceded her in death on June 1, 1984...
Donald L. Crites Sr.
Donald L. Crites Sr., age 82, of Joplin, Mo., passed away Saturday, April 7, 2007, at St. John's Regional Medical Center following a short illness. Don was born April 3, 1925, in Nevada, Mo., to the late Brutis C. and Sarah (Newport) Crites. Don married Dora Carver on Aug. 17, 1950, in West Plains, Mo., she survives...
Dorothy Jane Good
Dorothy Jane Good, 67, of Horton, Kan., formerly of Nevada, Mo., passed away on April 6, 2007, at the Tri-County Manor in Horton. She was born on July 24, 1939, in Nevada, the daughter of Arthur and Katherine Street Smith. On Nov. 16, 1974, she married Bennie L. Good in Nevada, he preceded her in death...
Elizabeth Ann Nicholas
Elizabeth Ann Nicholas, age 86, of Greenbrier, Ark., formerly of Nevada, Mo., died Friday, April 6, 2007. She was born in Malvern, Iowa, on Dec. 26, 1920, to the late Clyde and Minnie Reynolds Barger. Elizabeth attended Secretarial College in Omaha, Neb., and then went to work for Richardson Motors in Nevada, where she was employed for 30 years before her retirement. ...
Thelma Mae Pullin
Thelma Mae Pullin, age 83, passed away at her home in Compton Junction following a short illness. She was born on July 19, 1923 in Huntsville, Ark., to Frank A. and Rebecca E. Stewart Murphy. She was married to Leonard Pullin in 1947 and he preceded her in death in 1995...
Wilma Louie Wilson
Wilma Louie Wilson was born June 3, 1918, near Guthrie Center, Iowa, the daughter of Vernon Wilson and Maude (Watson) Wilson. Wilma died at the Ramsey Nursing Home in Des Moines, Iowa, on March 30, 2007. She attended Guthrie County schools and graduated from Linden, Iowa, high school in 1935. She was married to Lloyd A. Stapes in 1935. To this marriage three sons were born, Roger, Reid and Romon (who died in infancy). In 1972 she married Albert C. Miller in Rogers, Ark...
Roger Owen Stapes
Roger Owen Stapes, 69, died of cancer in his home in Sante Fe, N.M., on March 8, 2006. Roger was born May 16, 1936, near Redfield, Iowa, the son of Lloyd A. and Wilma L. Stapes. He graduated from Redfield High School in 1954 and immediately enrolled at the AIB College of Business in Des Moines, Iowa, and graduated with honors in December 1955...
Maletha Margaret Davies
Maletha Margaret Davies, 86, Nevada, Mo., passed away April 3, 2007, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. She was born Feb. 14, 1921, in Lilly, Pa., to Ira P. Harker and Matilda McKinney Harker. She was married Feb. 24, 1945, in Hollsopple, Pa., to Glyndur James Davies. He preceded her in death Dec. 17, 2004...
Dorothy H. Jones
Dorothy H. Jones, age 95, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2007. She was born June 28, 1911 in Springfield, Mass., to Claus and Dora Hjelm. She is survived by her husband, Philip M. Jones; sons, John D. Jones and wife Norma Partida, Philip E. Jones and wife Betty; grandson, Matthew Jones; numerous nieces and nephews...
Lilas M. (Thomas) Cox
Lilas M. (Thomas) Cox, age 92, died at 1:40 p.m. on March 20, 2007, having been in poor health for some time. Lilas was born Aug. 28, 1914, in Moundville, Mo., the ninth of 11 children born to Henry and Rosa Weber. Lilas was a member of numerous medical organizations and worked in various nursing services until retiring in 1976. ...