Obituaries from August 2007
Jessie Alice Mell
Jessie Alice Mell, 84, passed away Aug. 28, 2007, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott, Kan. She was born Sept. 18, 1922 in Barton County. A service will be 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 30, at McKill Cemetary in Bronaugh. The Rev. John Nichols will be officiating...
Kristle Denise Pearson and Cecil Leo Dobbs
Kristle Denise Pearson, 20, and son Cecil Leo Dobbs, 8 months, both of Richards, Mo., died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007. Memorial services were held Tuesday, Aug. 28. Cremation Contributions may be made to the family, courtesy of Atkinson Funeral Home, 600 West Wall Street, Harrisonville, Mo., 64701...
Frances Whiteside, age 85, of Harwood, Mo., passed away Monday. Aug. 27, 2007 at the Barone Care Center in Nevada, Mo. Survivors include her husband, Hollie, of the home in Harwood, Mo.; two sons, Stanley Whiteside of Porterville, Calif., and Earl Whitside of Harwood, Mo.; one daughter, Debra Rypka of Forestville, Calif.; one brother, Vestal Porlock of Wichita, Kan., and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
Phyllis Aleen Fleener
Phyllis Aleen Fleener, 71, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007, at Life Care Center of Grandview, Grandview, Mo. She was born Sept. 23, 1935 in Albert Lee, Minn., to Northrup P. Larson and Olive Irene Oyer Larson. Phyllis moved to Missouri with her family at the age 10. ...
Maurice Milan Ripley
Maurice Milan Ripley, age 87, resident of Moundville, Mo., died Friday, Aug. 24, 2007 at Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott. He was born Feb. 9, 1920 in Moundville, the son of Alvia Ripley and Tina Folk Ripley. He was a graduate of Bronaugh High School. ...
Harry Joe Hardy
Harry Joe Hardy, 81, Sheldon, Mo., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007, following a lengthy illness. He was born July 8, 1926, in Hayden, Colo., to Roy Paul Hardy, Sr. and Beatrice Florence Workman. He married Jacquelyn Joyce Stites on Aug. 21, 1949, in Centralia, Mo., and she survives of the home...
Callie Jay Dobbs
Callie Jay Dobbs, age 32, a resident of Richards, Mo., died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007, as the result of an automobile accident near Richards. He was born Feb. 27, 1975, in Muskogee, Okla., the son of J. B. Dobbs and Wanita Tate. He worked in construction and in breaking horses. As well as his love for horses, he also enjoyed fishing...
Wesley Dail Bailey
Wesley Dail Bailey, age 82, former resident of 1523 Highway 39, Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007 at Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Frontenac, Kan. He was born Dec. 15, 1924 in Pawnee Station, the son of Alex Bailey and Pauline Greenwaltd Bailey. Wesley married Marjorie Rhodes on April 6, 1946 in Fort Scott. The couple owned and operated their dairy farm for over 40 years. He was a member of the Dairy Herd Association...
Richard Kesterson Potter
Richard Kesterson Potter, 85, passed away on Aug. 20th, 2007, in Sonoma, Cali., where he had resided for more than 30 years. Richard graduated from University of Missouri with a degree in business and personnel management, interrupting his studies to serve as a field artillery captain in the U.S. Army in World War II. Richard and his wife Jean moved to her native California in 1952, where he was an industrial engineer with American Can Company for 33 years...
Wayne Williamson, 81, formerly of Treasure Valley, Colo., passed away in Denver, Colo., after an extended battle with cancer. Wayne was born near Plato, Mo. He attended Houston High School and moved to Harwood, Mo., in 1946. He was the third of seven children born to John T. ...
James Robert Biswell
James Robert Biswell, 86, formerly of El Dorado Springs, Mo., went to be with his Heavenly Father on Aug. 23., 2007. He was born April 23, 1921, in Geary, Okla., to John M. Biswell and Mary R. (Slavens) Biswell. After completing the eighth grade, Jim went to work for Western Union Kansas City to help support his family. ...
Micheal Lee Reed
Micheal Lee Reed, the son of Virgil Reed and Ocia (Austin) Crowe, was born May 25, 1942 in Nevada, Mo. He passed away Aug. 22, at the Veterans Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., at 65 years of age. Micheal graduated high school from Adams City High School in Adams City, Colo., in 1962. ...
Marion Joe (Mouse) Pruitt
Marion Joe (Mouse) Pruitt was born in Fort Scott, Kansas, May 19, 1931, to Earl and Grace Pruitt and lived in Fort Scott until he joined the Navy. He served in the United States Navy for five years. He leaves his six children, Michael of Belleview, Neb., Donald of Vancleave, Miss, Joi of Olathe, Kan, David of Norfolk, VA, Kenneth of Willow, Alaska, and Christina Leonard of Lawrence, Kan. ...
Jack Arnold Peters
Jack Arnold Peters. 78 Milo, Mo., passed away Friday, Aug. 17, at Research Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., following a lengthy illness. He was born Jan. 11, 1929, in Nevada, Mo., to John Peters and Henrietta Gaines Peters. He was married July 27, 1950 in Florence, Ariz., to Edith Edna Humbard who preceded him in death on July 9, 1994...
Patricia Lou Strafford
Patricia Lou Strafford, 70, El Dorado Springs, passed away on Friday, Aug. 17, at her home in El Dorado Springs. She was born Aug. 3, 1937, in Kansas City, Kan., to Ralph E. Mayden and Irene M. Hatfield Mayden. Patricia was born in Kansas City, Kan., and graduated from the Parsons High School, Parsons, Kan., in 1955. ...
Omer Clifford Whitworth
Omer Clifford Whitworth, 97, of Moundville, passed away Saturday, August 18, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. Omer Clifford Whitworth was born May 3, 1910, near Moundville to Henry Alvy and Annie Emma Hurlburt Whitworth. He farmed and lived all his life in and near Moundville. He started his education at Long Star School, and attended Hackberry one year, finishing his education in Moundville, attending Moundville High School...
Jonne Dee Carpenter
Jonne Dee Carpenter, age 82, resident of Kansas City, Mo., died of complications resulting from Alzheimer's on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007, at the Seasons Care Center in Kansas City, Mo.. Jonne was born Aug. 14, 1925, in Rich Hill, MO, the daughter of Arch T. ...
Charles Joseph McHugh
Charles Joseph McHugh, 62, Nevada, passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007. Joe was born March 9, 1945, in Greensburg, Pa., to Virgil E. McHugh and Mary Brunot McHugh. He married Connie L. Neill on Jan. 20, 1972, in Versailles, Mo., and she survives of the home...
Marilyn Jean Volden
Marilyn Jean Volden, 71, of Fort Scott, passed away Friday, August 10, 2007, at the Mercy Health Center. Arrangements for Marilyn are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
Ellen Mae Markham
Ellen Mae Markham, 70, of Nevada, died on Friday Aug. 10, 2007, at her home in Nevada, following a short illness. She was born on Oct. 23, 1936, in Odessa, Mo. to Theodore H. Long and Vada Belle Tye Long. Ellen grew up and graduated from high school in Freeman, Mo. in 1956...
Orville Theodore Scott
Orville Theodore "Scotty" Scott, 86, of Nevada, died Friday Aug. 10, 2007, in El Dorado Springs, following a lengthy illness. Mr. Scott was born Jan. 12, 1921, in Carrolton, Mo. to Albert Scott and Ida Jane Burkhart Scott. Mr. Scott grew up in Nevada and served in the U.S. ...
David Leroy Smith
David Leroy "Roy" Smith, 90, Nevada, passed away on Friday, Aug. 10, 2007, at Nevada Regional Medical Center He was born Aug. 8, 1917, in Missouri to Abner Smith and Della Pope Smith. Roy was known for his lawn care around town. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews...
Wilma Wynona Stong
Wilma Wynona Stong, 89, Nevada, passed away Thursday, August 9, 2007, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, following an illness of 11 years. She was born Jan. 10, 1918, in Coffeyville, Kan. She was the third of the five daughters of Homer Roberts and Eva Smith Roberts...
Minerva Jane Demaree
Minerva Jane Demaree, 98, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. She was born May 22, 1909, in Unionville, Iowa, to Thomas Gilliland and Emma Smith Gilliland. Minerva was born and raised in Iowa, but spent the majority of her adult life in Kansas City, Mo., where she worked for Hammer Brothers Garment Factory. ...
Joseph Todd Atkinson
Joseph Todd "J.T." was born June 13, 2007, in Springfield, Mo. to Brian and Jacqueline "Jacque" (Cotten) Atkinson, Pittsburg, Kan. He was our little miracle baby and a great bundle of joy. On Aug. 4, 2007, Jesus needed a special angel, so he wrapped his loving arms around J.T. and lifted him to heaven...
Jeffrey Neil Oliver
Jeffrey Neil Oliver, age 51, a resident of Fort Scott, died Friday, August 3, 2007, at the Specialty Hospital of Mid-America in Kansas City. Funeral arrangements for Jeffrey Oliver will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main.
Ruth M. Remington
Ruth M. Remington, 90, Nevada, passed away Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, at the Barone Alzheimer's Care Center in Nevada. She was born July 15, 1917, in Chetopa, Kan., to Blucher Remington and Mary A. Bell Remington. Ruth was born and raised in rural Chetopa, Kan. ...
Angela Kay Scotten
Angela Kay Scotten, 50, the daughter of William Everett and Anna Elizabeth (Hillier) Bailey, was born March 27, 1957, in Nevada, and passed from this life at 4:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007, at KU Medical Center. Angela attended school in Schell City, one of the graduates of the class of 1975. ...
Fern Yokley was born Dec. 11, 1919, and passed away Aug. 1, 2007, at the age of 87. She was the third of ten children born to Liel Webster Short and Katie (Bewley) Short. She had four sisters: Wretha, Oleta, Kathleen, and Irma Jean, and five brothers: Harry, Warren, Merl, Winfred, and Howard...