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Obituaries from December 2007

Inis Ivalene Wilson (12/29/07)
Elsie Marie Jennings (12/29/07)
Elsie Marie Jennings, age 88, Overland Park, Kan., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007, at her daughter's home in Colleyville, Texas. A celebration of her life will be 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 31, at D. W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel, 11200 Metcalf, Overland Park, Kan. A gathering of family and friends will be held 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday at the chapel. Graveside services will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Uniontown Cemetery, Uniontown, Kan...
Lois Elizabeth Wilson (12/28/07)
Lois Elizabeth Wilson, age 56, resident of Medicalodges of Nevada, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007, at Cox South Medical Center, in Springfield, Mo. She was born Dec. 12, 1951, in the state of Virginia, the daughter of Walter Tobler Sr. and Ester Collins Tobler. She attended and graduated from schools in Virginia...
Beverly Sue Compton (12/27/07)
Beverly Sue Compton, 77, Nevada, passed away on Monday, Dec. 24, 2007, at her home in Nevada. She was born July 29, 1930, in Nevada, to Ermel Hadley Long and Mildred Mae Dennis Long. She married John Walter Compton on Sept. 8, 1946, in Nevada. He preceded her in death on Oct. 24, 2006, after 60 years of marriage...
Gary Eugene Rose (12/26/07)
Gary Eugene Rose, 60, formerly of Uniontown, Kan., presently of St. Francis, Kan., died Wednesday, Dec.19, 2007, in Denver, Colo. He was born Sept. 1, 1947, in Uniontown, Kan., the son of Floyd Arthur and Anna Marie (Warren) Rose. He married Dorothy Gates, they later divorced. She preceded him in death in 1997. He later married JoAnn Wilkes, they also later divorced. She preceded him in death in 2005. He then married Ronda Flint, in Paxton, Neb., Dec. 18, 1993. She preceded him in death in 2006...
Winston Wayne Ambrose (12/26/07)
Winston Wayne Ambrose, age 80, of Butler, Mo., died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, at Bates County Memorial Hospital, in Butler. He was born March 11, 1927, to John and Blanch Leslie Ambrose, in Russellville, Mo. Winston, one of four children, graduated from Jefferson City High School where he was class president, a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council and receipent of the "Best Foot Forward" award. ...
Helen M. Morris (12/26/07)
Helen M. Morris, 89, of Olathe, Kan., passed away Dec. 14, 2007, at Johnson County Care Center. She was surrounded by family and friends during her last hours. Helen was born to Michael and Mary Wiacek in Kansas City, Kan., on July 18, 1918. She married Robert I. ...
Gary Eugene Rose (12/22/07)
Gary Eugene Rose, 60, formerly of Uniontown, Kan., presently of St. Francis, Kan., died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, in Denver, Colo. He was born Sept. 1, 1947 in Uniontown, Kan., the son of Floyd Arthur and Anna Marie (Warren) Rose. He married Dorothy Gates, they later divorced. ...
Mildred Irene Todd (12/22/07)
Mildred Irene Todd, age 96, a resident of Fort Scott, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, at the Mercy Health Center. She was born July 28, 1911, in Muskogee, Okla., the daughter of George F. Rei and Lucretia Beckford Rei. She married Stuart E. Todd on Dec. 24, 1941. He preceded her in death in 1972. Mrs. Todd was a member of the Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church...
James "Jim" Dale Wisehart (12/22/07)
James "Jim" Dale Wisehart, 76, Sheldon, Mo., passed away on Friday. Dec. 21, 2007, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin. He was born Oct. 14, 1931, in Sheldon. His parents were Ray James Wisehart and Gladys Dale Wisehart. Jim married Eileen M. Dunham, of Pittsburg, Kan., in 1983, and made their home in Sheldon...
Calvin Clifford Emery (12/22/07)
Calvin Clifford Emery, 83, Nevada, passed away on Friday, Dec. 21, 2007, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. He was born Sept. 27, 1924, in Nevada, MO, to Kinnie A. Emery and Leona Struebee Emery. He married Mildred June Kircher on May 15, 1948, in Nevada, and she preceded him in death in January 2001. Calvin married Ruby Homer on May 25, 2003, in Nevada, and she survives of the home...
Gary Wayne Drake (12/21/07)
Gary Wayne Drake, Sr., 44, Nevada, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, at Osage Beach, Mo., following a sudden illness. He was born Oct. 16, 1963. in Nevada, to Charles S. Drake and Mary Virginia Henning Drake. Gary was born and raised in Nevada and spent most all of his life here. He made his living as a carpenter...
Winston Wayne Ambrose (12/21/07)
Winston Wayne Ambrose, age 80, of Butler formerly of Nevada died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, at the Bates County Memorial Hospital. Cremation Memorial services will be held 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 28, at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, in Butler. Visitation will be immediately prior to services from noon to 1 p.m., at the Chapel. Contributions may be given to the St Jude's Childrens Home in lieu of flowers...
Kelly Dawn Wolfe (12/21/07)
Kelly Dawn Wolfe, age 33, of Lamar, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, at her home. Kelly was born Dec. 22, 1973, in Nevada, to Paul and Helen (Blackwell) Moffatt. She was a licensed cosmetologist who enjoyed crocheting, ceramics, and interior design. ...
Shyla Rae Brannan, (12/20/07)
Shyla Rae Brannan, 23, Nevada, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin. She was born June 21, 1984, in Nevada, to Walter David Beebe, Sr. and Terri Lynn Beisley. She married Zack Brannan on Jan. 25, 2007, in Oklahoma, and be survives of the home...
Bernice J. Thomas (12/19/07)
Bernice J. Thomas, age 83, of Rich Hill, died Dec. 15, 2007, at her home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 1 p.m., at Myrtle Tree Fellowship Church, with burial in the Green Cemetery. The family received friends on Tuesday from 7-8 p.m., at the Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill...
Esther Mae Holladay (12/19/07)
Esther Mae Holladay, 63, El Dorado Springs, passed away at her home in El Dorado Springs, on Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, following a sudden illness. She was born Oct. 20, 1944, in Nevada, to Charles Theodore Collins and Carrie Lucille Ellifrits Collins. She married Robert Holladay on Nov. 20, 1976, in Joplin, and he survives of the home...
Lamoni Carol Forkner (12/19/07)
Lamoni Carol Forkner, of Richards, went to join the Lord on Tuesday, Dec.18, 2007, at the age of 78. She was born July 3, 1929, in Kansas City, Mo., the eldest daughter of the late Leo Calvin Stamps and Flossie Jane Smith Stamps. She married Arch Floyd Forkner on Aug. 6, 1950, in Nevada, and be survives of the home...
Opal Mae Anderson (12/19/07)
Opal Mae Anderson, 88, Richards, passed away on Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, at Mercy Hospital, Fort Scott, Kan., after an illness of several months. She was born on Oct. 27, 1919, in Roy, N.M., to Benjamin Charles Grunig and Edna Beatrice DePew Grunig. She married Richard Norman Anderson on Jan. 1, 1937, in Kansas City, Mo., and he preceded her in death...
Annabelle L. Prettyman (12/19/07)
Annabelle L. Prettyman, 89, of rural Arcadia, died at 7:15 p.m., Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, at Mercy Health Systems, in Fort Scott. Mrs. Prettyman was born March 6, 1918, at Mulberry, Kan., the daughter of Woodson and Eliza Endicott Portwood. Annabelle was a homemaker who lived in Arcadia and Mulberry area most of her life. She was reared in Mulberry and attended Mulberry Schools. She married Fred W. Prettyman on March, 7, 1937, in Lamar, Mo. Mr. Prettyman preceded her in death June 15, 1990...
Jewell Faye Durst (12/18/07)
Jewell Faye Durst, 87, Nevada, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 16 2007, at Christian Healthcare, in Nevada. She was born on Nov. 7, 1920, in Howell County, Mo., to Floyd W. Smith and Inez M. Jones Smith. Jewell attended Franklin Grade School and graduated from Nevada High School, in 1938. ...
Francis "Leroy" Gazaway (12/15/07)
Our beloved Francis "Leroy" Gazaway, 65, Nevada, went home to be with his Lord on Dec. 12, 2007, after a lengthy illness. He was born April 14, 1942, in Crawford County, Kan., to Clifford Gazaway and Frances Pearl Portwood Gazaway. He married Cathie Diane Dirr on Feb. 27, 1965, in Garden Grove. Calif., and she survives of the home...
Leonard E. Garrett (12/14/07)
Leonard E. Garrett, 67, Lowry City, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Dec.13, 2007, at his residence in Lowry City. He was born Nov. 25, 1940, in Sheldon, to Lawrence Lee "Pete" Garrett and Clair Louise Karhoff, He was married April 6, 1968, in Nowata, Okla., to Lucy Mae Pettibon and she survives of the home...
Sharon Sue Hagerman (12/13/07)
Sharon Sue Hagerman, 67, Bronaugh, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, at her home in Bronaugh. She was born on Aug. 6, 1940, in Seneca, Mo., to Doris Roark Yocum and Froda Enna Turner Yocum. She married George Ducy Hagerman on Nov. 9, 1963, and he survives of the home...
Floy Meryl Rynard (12/13/07)
Floy Meryl Rynard, Nevada, passed away on Dec. 11, 2007, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center. She was born May 22, 1915, at La Cygne, Kan. Floy used to brag, "She was the only Jayhawker in her family." She was the daughter of Charles and Olive Hartsock Reynolds. She was the last of 14 children including a twin brother, Loy Beryl, who did not survive...
Betty Jean Thomas (12/12/07)
Betty Jean Thomas, 81, Nevada, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, at her residence. She was born Sept. 17, 1926, in St. Joseph, Mo. She was married Aug. 30, 1955, in Yuma, Ariz., to Charles R. Thomas and he survives of the home. Mrs. Thomas grew up in St. Joseph. She worked in the aircraft manufacturing industry during World War II. She also worked for a number of years in the manufacturing of Christmas tree lights in Kansas City. She and her husband Charles have lived in Nevada, since 1992...
Emily May Ivie Jackson (12/08/07)
Emily May Ivie Jackson, age 83, a resident of rural Redfield, Kan., died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, at the St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. She was born Jan. 16, 1924, in Nampa, Idaho, the daughter of Bert Ivie and Ellen May Lloyd Ivie. May first married Robert J. Jackson on June 10, 1941. He preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 1976. She later married Delbert Barr on July 7, 2007...
Melvin Thomas Davis (12/08/07)
Melvin Thomas Davis, age 83, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Friday, Dec. 7, 2007, at the Fort Scott Manor. He was born Sept. 20, 1924, in Fort Scott, the son of James Herbert Davis and Liddia Jane Babbitt Davis. After growing up in Fort Scott, Melvin served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He then lived most of his adult life in Chicago before returning to Fort Scott in 1985...
Harland Howard Swope (12/07/07)
Harland Howard Swope, 91, of Rich Hill passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007. Harland was born Aug. 26, 1916, in Rich Hill, to Roy Acy and Ella Pauline Merchant Swope. He attended Rich Hill High School and graduated in 1934. He married Norma Lacy Feb. 1, 1937, in Mound City, Kan.; to this union seven children were born...
Randall Bailey (12/04/07)
Randall Bailey, age 50, of Walker, Mo., died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007 in his home. Graveside memorial services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 3, at Green Lawn Cemetery, in Schell City, with pastor Mark Stetler officiating.
Keith Ray Pettibon (12/01/07)
Keith Ray Pettibon of rural Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007 at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott, Kan. Keith was a corporal in the Marine Corps and served during the Korean War. He was employed at Beech Aircraft in Wichita, Kan., for 20 years as an engineer. He later moved to Nevada, where he farmed for 35 years and also worked at 3M for 15 years...
Dr. Philip Marion Jones (12/01/07)
Dr. Philip Marion Jones, 90, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born June 30, 1917, in Sheldon, Mo., to Philip and Della Jones. In 1946, Philip married the former Dorothy Hjelm, of Springfield, Mass. Dr. Jones was a proud father and grandfather. ...