Obituaries from September 2007
William G. Autenrieth
William G. Autenrieth, 91, of Blair, Neb., passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2007. He is preceded in death by his wife, Frances M. Autenrieth, brothers Herman and Robert Autenrieth, and daughter, Dorothy Lynn Day. He is survived by Karen Autenrieth Olmsted, of Arlington, Va., Robert Autenrieth (Donna) of Blair, Neb., Patricia Autenrieth of Hyattsville, Md., Linda Autenrieth of Omaha, Neb., Janet Autenrieth, of Torrington, Conn., and Helen Autenrieth Fall (Robert), of Fairfax, Va. ...
Verlin Franklin "Hooch" Pitts
Verlin Franklin "Hooch" Pitts, 37, Bronaugh, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 3, 1969, in Nevada. Mo., to Harry Franklin Pitts and Shirley Ann Orr Pitts. Hooch grew up in Bronaugh and graduated from Bronaugh High School, in 1988. He was employed by Rickett's Grain for more than 10 years. He worked for Cullison Ground Works and was currently self-employed in backhoe and dozer work...
Don Morris Thompson
Don Morris Thompson, 94, formerly of Bronaugh, Mo., passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, at Barone Alzheimer Care Center, Nevada, Mo., following a brief illness. He was born Aug. 31, 1913, in Bronaugh, Mo., to Chauncey Lee Thompson and Nellie Pearl Feller Thompson. He married Eileen Kerr on May 9, 1941, and she preceded him in death on June 27, 1993...
Dixie Lee Goodnough
Dixie Lee Goodnough, 78, Franklin, Kan., passed away on Wednesday, Sept.19, 2007, at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin, Mo. She was born Jan. 7, 1929 in Garfield, Ark., to Orville A. Keene and Bessie Pearl Dorris Keene. She was married Sept. 22, 1946, to Marquis D. Brizendine and he preceded her in death March 23, 1998...
Marjorie McGennis, age 95, of Rich Hill, passed away on Monday, Sept. 17, 2007. Marjorie was born on April 20, 1912, at the family homestead in Prairie Township, Bates County, Mo., to John Volney and Mary Douglas Himi Bradley. One brother, James Newton Bradley was born Aug. 22, 1910. She attended Seelinger School near her home and went to high school at Schell City, Maplewood and graduated from Rich Hill High School in 1930...
Dixie Lee Goodnough
Dixie Lee Goodnough, age 78, of Franklin, Kan., passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, at Freeman West, Hospital, in Joplin. Family information and funeral arrangments will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home.
Mildred M. Burris
Mildred M. Burris, age 75, of Nevada, passed away on Sept. 18, 2007, in Columbia, Mo.
Graveside services will be held Friday, Sept. 21, at 1 p.m. Burial at Cresent Hill Cemetery, in Adrian, Mo.
Arthur E. "Bill" Christie
Arthur Earl "Bill" Christie was born Dec. 9, 1918, in Effingham, Kan., to Arthur and Mary Ellen (Stallsworth) Christie and passed away on, Sept. 10, 2007, at Cedar County Memorial Hospital in El Dorado Springs, Mo. In 1941, Arthur was in the U.S. Navy as a Second Class Petty Officer, with the gunnery unit. He fought in Pearl Harbor while on a destroyer ship. On April 15, 1948, he was united in marriage to Edna Mae Bush and to this union three children were born; Deborah, Billy and Bob...
Edward Fengler, 84, Moundville, Mo., passed away suddenly Monday morning, Sept. 17, 2007, at his home. He was born on July 8, 1923, in Moundville, the son of Erich and Amanda Kuhlman Fengler. He was married to LaRue Young, on Feb. 22, 1947, in Fort Scott, Kan., and she survives of the home...
James Lee Zornes
James Lee Zornes, age 95, a resident of Arma, Kan., died Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, at Mercy Health Center, Fort Scott, Kan. Funeral arrangments for James Lee Zornes will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, Fort Scott.
Richard Leroy Wrenn
Richard Leroy Wrenn, age 84, resident of 1101 E. Oak, Fort Scott, Kan., died at his home Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, Funeral arrangements for Richard Wrenn will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, Fort Scott.
Edith A. Pettibon
Edith A. Pettibon, 85, Nevada, Mo., passed away suddenly Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada. She was born Aug. 6, 1922, in Nevada, Mo., to Robert Lee Chrisenbery and Mina Shaw Chrisenbery. She was married June 6, 1963, in Miami, Okla., to Robert Lee Pettibon. He preceded her in death Jan. 22, 2005...
Maxine Simmons, 88, of Fort Scott, passed away early Friday morning, Sept. 14, 2007, at Medicalodge. in Fort Scott, Kan. She was born April 30, 1919, in Wheeling, Mo., the daughter of Virgil A. and Avis I. (Brobst) Patterson. She moved to Mapleton Kan., in 1924, and attended Mapleton schools through the eighth grade. ...
Norma M. Littlefield
Norma M. Littlefield, age 92, Foster, Mo., passed away Sept. 13, 2007, at Prescott Country View Nursing Home, Prescott, Kan. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Sept. 16, at 1:30 p.m., at the Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill. Burial in the Salem Cemetery, in Foster. The family suggests memorial cotributions to donors choice...
Frank Wayne "Bud" Wydick
Frank Wayne "Bud" Wydick, 74, of Columbus, Kan., died at 3:04 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007, at his home following a long illness, surrounded by his children. He was born April 15, 1933, in Lamar, Mo., the son of Clark and Vida (Buzzard) Wydick. He attended school in the Lamar area...
Arthur E. "Bill" Christie
Arthur E. "Bill" Christie, age 88, of El Dorado Springs, Mo., passed away Sept. 10, 2007, at Cedar County Memorial Hospital, in El Dorado Springs. Mr. Christie had been an El Dorado Springs resident since 1973, and was retired from Colgate Palmolive...
Larry Dean Bloesser
Larry Dean Bloesser, age 64, a resident of Richards, Mo., died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007, following a heart attack at his home. He was born June 30, 1943, in Fort Scott, the son of Sonny Earl Bloesser and Mildred Kennedy Bloesser. Larry was a 1961 graduate of Richards High School. ...
Helen Trese Becket
Helen Trese Becket, age 93, Nevada, Mo., died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevad. She was born Dec. 25, 1913, in Nevada, to Emile G. Tritch and Clara M. Fox Tritch. She was married June 16, 1940 in Nevada, Mo., to Walter G. Becket and he preceded her in death June 6, 1984...
Ross Benjamin Garton
Ross Benjamin Garton, age 23, of Nevada, died suddenly on Monday, Sept. 10, 2007. He was born April 16, 1984, in Nevada Mo., to Larry Eldon Garton and Martha Louise Belcher Garton. Ross was born and reared in Nevada, Mo. He graduated from Nevada High School with honors in 2003 where he was a member of the National Honor's Society, the track and field, football, and speech and debate teams. ...
Helen T. Becket
Helen T. Becket, 93, of Nevada, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Friends may call now until the hour of the service on Tuesday at Ferry Funeral Home...