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Obituaries from November 2007

Dru Allyson Hancock (11/30/07)
Dorothy H. Herstein (11/30/07)
Dorothy H. Herstein, 77, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, at Christian Health Care in Nevada following a brief illness. She was born May 19, 1930, in Nevada, to Marion Ray Moore and Lula Elizabeth Carroll Moore. She married Norman Paul Herstein on May 20, 1947, in Girard, Kan. He preceded her in death on March 31, 2000...
Hayden Hunter Hudson (11/30/07)
Hayden Hunter Hudson, 1-day-old infant son of Kenneth E. and Trisha L. Archer Hudson of Sheldon, passed away at 7:15 p.m., Tuesday, November 27, 2007, at Freeman Hospital West, in Joplin. In addition to his parents, Hayden is survived by a sister, Michala L. ...
Myrtle Alice Beaman (11/29/07)
Myrtle Alice Beaman, age 78, the daughter of Samuel B. and Sylvia M. (Clibon) Franklin, was born April 15, 1929, in Elbert, Colo., and passed from this life on Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, at the Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada. Myrtle's early years were spent in Colorado where she was one of the graduates of Calhan's Class of 1947. Shortly after graduation, Myrtle was united in marriage to James W. Beaman on June 1, 1947, at her parents' home in Yoder, Colo. To this union five children were born...
Joseph Eden Burris (11/28/07)
Joseph Eden Burris, 83, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, at Webb City Health and Rehabilitation, Webb City, Mo., where he had lived the past 15 months. He was born Sept. 11, 1924, in Nevada, to Charles Thomas Burris and Nora Lee Buzzard Burris, He married Bertha D. Collins, on Jan. 24, 1947, in Nevada, and she preceded him in death in 1998...
Charlotte Kay Highfill (11/23/07)
Charlotte Kay Highfill, 40, Duenweg, Mo., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, at Freeman Health Systems West, Joplin, following a sudden illness. She was born Dec. 25, 1966 in Nevada, to Charles F. Hicks and Sharon Kay Troegle Hicks. She was married March 4, 1989, in El Dorado Springs, to Bobby Highfill and he survives of the home...
Vicky A. Smith (11/20/07)
Vicky A. Smith, 42, Nevada, died suddenly on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007. She was born July 9, 1965, in Nevada, to Floyd Dwayne Fahnestock and Betty Ann Buckner Fahnestock. Vicky was born and raised in Nevada and graduated from high school here. She worked for Key Work Clothes for 20 years and had worked for Valu Merchandisers in Ft. ...
Frances Ellene Hopkins (11/21/07)
Frances Ellene Hopkins, 83, Sheldon, passed away on Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at her home in Sheldon following an illness of several months. She was born Oct. 13, 1924, in Coffeyville, Kan., to Duff Brown and Emma Lorene Parsons Brown, Frances married Daniel L. Hopkins on Jan. 8, 1946, in Las Vegas, Nev., and he preceded her in death on April 4, 1993...
Jearl G. Scism (11/20/07)
Jearl G. Scism, age 65 of Nevada, died on Friday, Nov. 16, 2007 at the Nevada Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness. He was born on Feb, 7, 1942 in Nevada to Ray Edward Scism and Nancy M. Biby Scism. On June 10, 1978 he was married to Betty L. Cummins in Nevada and she survives of the home...
Albert Randall Evans (11/20/07)
Albert Randall Evans, age 63, Joplin, Pastor of Friendship Baptist Church, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007, at St. John's Regional Medical Center. Bro. Al was born May 29, 1944, in Kansas City, Mo., son of Albert C. Evans and Virginia Smith Evans of Nevada, Missouri. ...
Al Hill (11/20/07)
Al Hill, age 84, Springfield, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2007. He was born Dec. 1, 1922 in Tehuacana, Texas, the son of William Al and Ruth B. (Potter) Hill. Al served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Nixa. Al was also a member of the Marmaton Masonic Lodge No. 245, Moran, Kan...
Lawrence F. "Jr." Groves (11/17/07)
Lawrence F. "Jr." Groves, 79, Grandview, Mo., passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo. He was born March 20, 1928, in Kansas City Kan., to Lawrence and Josephine Johnston Groves. "Jr." was a school bus driver in Nevada, for six years prior to moving to the Kansas City area in 1983. He was a security officer for Unity Village until his retirement in 1991. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and especially dancing...
Frances "Maxine" Klewien, (11/17/07)
Frances "Maxine" Klewien, 92, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, at Freeman Health System West Joplin, Mo., following a brief illness. She was born Oct. 10, 1915, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Ezekial John Boring and Allie Viola Ricketts Boring. She married Wilford Edwin Streich on Oct. 9, 1943, in Fort Scott. and he preceded her in death on Nov. 9, 1963. She later married Fancy Klewien on Feb. 26, 1965, and he also preceded her in death...
Vicky A. Smith (11/17/07)
Vicky A. Smith, 42, Nevada, died suddenly on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007. She was born July 9, 1965, in. Nevada, to Floyd Dwayne Fahnestock and Betty A. Buckner Fahnestock. Vicky grew up in Nevada and graduated from high school here. She worked for Key Work Clothes for 20 years and had worked for Vain Merchandisers in Fort Scott, Kan., this past year. She attended Crowder College in Nevada for two years. Vicky was a member of the First Baptist Church in Pineville, Mo...
Carol Penny Holman (11/17/07)
Dr. Carol Penny Holman (ne. O'Lear), of Nevada, died Monday, Nov. 12.  Born in Passaic, N.J., Penny lived in Mahwah, N.J., before beginning graduate studies at Syracuse University where she met and married her husband Dr. Loyd Bruce Holman. She is survived by her husband, and their son Dr. Alexander Holman, his wife Emily, and their son Liam.  Penny was sister to Linda and Bill Dator, and aunt of Lisa, Rebecca and Will...
Velma Laveta Scott Still (11/16/07)
Velma Laveta Scott Still, 99, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada following a brief illness. She was born April 20, 1908, in Nevada, to Chester Withrow and Emma Ann Ball Withrow. She married Virgil O. Scott in March 1927 and he preceded her in death in August 1954. Later she married Earl Still in July 1959 in Nevada, and he preceded her in death...
Patricia "Sue" Faros (11/16/07)
Patricia "Sue" Faros age 77, passed away on Nov. 14, 2007 at St Luke's Hospital. Sue was born July 17, 1930, to Francis D. and Emma B. Woodfill in Nevada, where she lived her entire childhood. She was married Feb. 1, 1951, to George C. Faros, also of Nevada. The couple had two children; D. Christopher Faros and S. Cathleen Faros...
Wanda Jean Stafford (11/15/07)
Wanda Jean Stafford, 83, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, at Christian Healthcare in Nevada following a brief illness. She was born May 20, 1924, in Weaubleau, Iowa, to Herbert and Marie Smith. She married Gail Stafford on May 9, 1942, in Mexico, Mo., and he preceded her in death on March 13, 1995...
Ronald Murle Pawley (11/15/07)
Ronald Murle Pawley, 82, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, at the Medicalodge of Pittsburg South, Pittsburg, Kan, following a lengthy illness. He was born April 6, 1925, in Moundville, Mo., to Jess Pawley and Cora Grooms Pawley. He married Irene Mae Hall on Dec. 16, 1955, in Nevada. She preceded him in death on Nov. 29, 2003...
Weldon B. "Buck" Rogers (11/14/07)
Weldon B. "Buck" Rogers, 87, Humansville, Mo., died Monday, Nov. 12, 2007, at Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar, Mo. Weldon was born Sept. 20, 1920, in Vernon County, Mo., to Delbert and Cora (Crum) Rogers. He lived in Vernon County, until moving to Kansas City in the early 1940s. He Married Patricia Journey Dec. 26, 1942, in Carthage, Mo...
Weldon B. "Buck" Rogers (11/13/07)
Weldon B. "Buck" Rogers, 87, Humansville, Mo., died Monday, Nov. 12, 2007 at Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar, Mo. Weldon was born Sept. 20, 1920, in Vernon County, Mo., to Delbert and Cora (Crum) Rogers. He lived in Vernon County, until moving to Kansas City in the early 1940's., He Married Patricia Journey Dec. 26, 1942 in Carthage, Mo...
Harry Earl Bell Sr. (11/13/07)
Harry Earl Bell Sr., age 71 of Hume, died Thursday Nov. 8, 2007, at his home from the effects of lung cancer. He was born April 13, 1936, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of LeRoy S. and Carrie G. Evans Bell. He was a 1954 graduate of Center High School in Kansas City and served his country in the United States Army in 1959 and 1960. He married Mildred K. Brooks on July 31, 1965, in Kansas City...
Hettie Mae Helton (11/13/07)
Hettie Mae Helton, age 89, formerly of rural Fort Scott, more recently of Country View Nursing Home in Prescott, Kan., died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007, at the nursing home. She was born Sept. 10, 1918, in Stratton, Colo., the daughter of Frank Louis Beattie and Daisy Pugh Beattie. ...
Billy Dean Reed (11/13/07)
Billy Dean Reed, age 79, of Adrian, Mo., was born March 25, 1928, the son of James William and Oma Berniece (Hurst) Reed. He passed from this life on Friday evening Nov. 9, 2007, at his home in Adrian. Early in his life Dean, along with his family, moved to the Schell City area where he attended school and was one of the graduates of Schell City High School Class of 1947. ...
Harry Earl Bell Sr. (11/10/07)
Harry Earl Bell Sr., age 71, of Hume, died Thursday Nov. 8, 2007, at his home from the effects of lung cancer. He was born April 13, 1936 in Kansas City, Mo., the son of LeRoy S. and Carrie G. Evans Bell. He was a 1954 graduate of Center High School in Kansas City and served his country in the United States Army in 1959 and 1960. He married Mildred K. Brooks on July 31, 1965, in Kansas City...
Ruby G. Bailey (11/10/07)
Ruby G. Bailey, 98, Nevada, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada. She was born June 18, 1909, in Long Run, Mo., the daughter of the Rev. Joel Z. and Minnie Elizabeth Hobbs. On April 23, 1927, Ruby Hobbs was married to Cecil W. Bailey, in Gainesville, Mo., and he preceded her in death in 1973...
Frances "Maxine" Klewien (11/11/07)
Frances "Maxine" Klewien, 92, of Nevada, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, at Freeman Health System West, Joplin. Graveside services will be held at 11 on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Newton Burial Park, Nevada, with Brad Hunt officiating. Family information will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home...
Grace Hylton Curnutt (11/09/07)
Grace Hylton Curnutt, born in 1907 in Douglas County, died Nov. 6, 2007, at age 100. Her half-century teaching career began in one-room schools. She taught in the first year of kindergarten programs in Mt. Vernon and in Springfield. From 1958 to 1973, she was at Springfield's Bingham Elementary School. ...
John Martin Jeffries (11/06/07)
John Martin Jeffries, 77, Nevada, passed away on Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center, in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. He was born Feb. 27, 1930, in Nevada, to Isaac Francis Jeffries and Elsie Mildred Smith Jeffries. He married Florence Irene Richards on June 25, 1950, in Lucedale, Miss., and she survives of the home...
Christopher B. Whitehead (11/06/07)
Christopher B. Whitehead, 59, of Arma, died at 9:04 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center, at Pittsburg, Kan. Mr. Whitehead was born on April 22, 1949, at Nevada, the son of Julius Alfred and Ardelle Holler Whitehead. Chris was a retired businessman. ...
Karl T. Keller (11/03/07)
Justin R. Adams (11/03/07)
Justin R. Adams, 26 of Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, at his home in Nevada. He was born March 22, 1981, in Nevada, to Laurence Edward Adams and Kathi Diane Fleener Adams. Justin grew up in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School in 2000. He had lived most of his life in Nevada and also did custom stereo installation...
Martha Louise Evans (11/02/07)
Martha Louise Evans, 81, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center in Nevada following a lengthy illness. She was born Aug. 17, 1926, in Sheldon, to Clyde William Hickman and Lydia Louise Tyree Hickman. She married Walter E. Evans Jr. on Nov. 16, 1945, in Nevada, and he preceded her in death in 1982...
Frank Wall Hazelrigg Jr. (11/01/07)
Frank Wall Hazelrigg Jr., 85, of Fulton, Missouri passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007 at Callaway Community Hospital. He was born Oct. 3, 1922 in Fulton, Missouri, a son of the late Frank Hazelrigg, Sr., and Lillie Mae (Tracer) Hazelrigg. On Aug. 21, 1943, he was united in marriage to Frances E. (Mirts) Hazelrigg who preceded him in death on May 24, 2002...
Lewis H. Urner (11/01/07)
Lewis H. Urner, 85, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday morning, Oct. 30, 2007. at his home in Nevada following a brief illness. He was born Nov. 16, 1921, in Nevada, to Anthony Samuel Urner and Josie May McCain Urier. He married Mable L. Simmons on Dec. 5, 1981, in Nevada, and she survives of the home...
Jerry Dean Smith (11/01/07)
Jerry Dean Smith, 44, of Kansas City, Mo., passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007. Funeral service will be held 12 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Advantage Chapel, at 6606 Independence Ave., with burial in White Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday at the Advantage Chapel. Memorial contributions can be made to the family...