Obituaries from January 2008
Dale G. Rich
Dale G. Rich, of Route 3 Nevada, passed away Jan. 29, 2008, at 10:50 a.m., at St. John's Regional Medical Center, in Joplin, surrounded by his loving family. Dale was born Sept. 20, 1931, in Nevada, to the union of Roy and Vera Angelina Church-Rich. Dale had an older brother and sister who were twins, Derild Rich and Doris Rich Brown. After the death of his mother, his father remarried. Roy and Ruby Imler-Rich continued to raise their family in Nevada...
Dale Rich, 76, of Nevada, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m., at the United Methodist Church, Nevada.
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Alberta Louise Evans
Alberta Louise Evans, 87, Nevada, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, at Christian Health Care in Nevada following a short illness. She was born June 3, 1920, in Kansas City, to Oscar A. Felch and Loretta Adell LaFountain Felch. She married Jesse L. Evans, on July 9, 1938, in Kansas City, Kan. He preceded her in death on Aug. 13, 2005...
EImo Neal Gerster
EImo Neal Gerster, age 91, the son of Charles Otis and Daisy Ethel (Scott) Gerster was born Sept. 7, 1916, in Walker, Mo., and passed from this life on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, at his home in Schell City, Missouri. Elmo attended school in Dederick and then graduated from El Dorado Springs High School, in 1934. ...
Doris Irene Purvis
Doris Irene Purvis, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, at Palm Grove Healthcare, Beaumont, Calif., She was 93 years old and had been in failing health for the past few years. Doris was born June 29, 1914, in Edna, Kan., to Sidney Harlow Hunziker and Freda Edna Massey Hunziker. ...
Eugene "Gene" Gray
Eugene "Gene" Gray, 55, of Schell City, Mo was welcomed into Heaven on Jan. 23, 2008, from the Elleitt Memorial Hospital, in Appleton City, Mo., after a long struggle with cancer. Gene was born on Dec. 29, 1952, at Walnut Ridge, Ark., to Aileen Gray. ...
John R. Stephens
John R. Stephens, 76, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 23. 2008, at Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada, following an illness of several months He was born Nov. 1, 1931, in Nevada, to Charles Stephens and Lizzie Wolfenbarger Stephens. John was born and reared in Walker, Mo., and spent virtually his entire life in Vernon County, Mo. He served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953. He made his living as a trucker, a farmer, and later in life as a realtor...
Clyde Richard Higgins
Clyde Richard Higgins, age 75, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died unexpectedly Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, at his home of an apparent heart attack. He was born Sept. 23, 1932, in Richards, Mo., the son of Charley Edgar Higgins and Jennie Victoria Tucker Higgins. ...
Dorothy Ann Adams
Dorothy Ann Adams, age 77, Fort Scott, Kan., died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, at her home following a lengthy illness. She was born March 12, 1930, in Seminole, Oklah., the daughter of Jesse Pulliam and Lillie Jose Pulliam. Dorothy married Donald Adams on Aug. ...
William E. Neill
William E. Neill, 84, Nevada, Mo., died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008, at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center, Nevada. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home.
Elsie Jane Wiegel
Elsie Jane Wiegel, 60, El Dorado Springs, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008, at St. John's Health System, Springfield, Mo., following a lengthy illness. She was born Feb. 5, 1947, in Vernon County, Mo., to John Alfred Radspinner Sr. and Martha Florence Evans Radspinner...
John Raiden-Gauge Hill
John Raiden-Gauge Hill, infant son of Lamai and John Hill, of Twentynine Palms, Calif., died Jan. 16, 2008, at the Naval Hospital, in Twentynine Palms, Calif. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Wed. Jan. 23, at the Schell City Christian Church, in Schell City. Burial will be at Green Mound Cemetery, in Harwood...
James Reed Woody
James Reed Woody, age 83, a resident of Bronaugh, Mo., passed on to his heavenly home on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, at the Mercy Health Center Emergency Room. He was born Feb. 8, 1924 in Vernon County, Mo., to Leslie and Mabel Hartzfield Woody. Jim was a veteran of World War II serving with the United States Army in Battery A 273rd Field Artillery, in the European Theater. ...
Levi Marvin Carlson
Levi Marvin Carlson, 84, Nevada, passed away on Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, at Culpepper Place, in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. He was born Oct. 29, 1923, in Carlton, Kan., to Nells August Carison and Daisy Euvaline Woods Canison. He married Florence Cecelia Feeney on Jan. 21, 1945, in Elmo, Kan. She preceded him in death on Oct. 29, 1996...
Marie Rosebaugh, age 86, of Moran, Kan., passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, at the Moran Manor. Marie was born July 28, 1921, the daughter of John William and Maye King Lantz, at Bedford, Iowa. Marie grew up in the LaHarpe and Iola area, graduating from Iola High School. ...
Clinton (Jerry) H. Biggs
Clinton (Jerry) H. Biggs, passed away on Jan. 6, 2008, at his home 840, E. Wooter, in Nevada, after a lengthy illness. He was born on Nov. 5, 1940. He was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Leona Biggs Sr., and a son Clinton (Toby) Biggs Jr. Surviving the home are his wife Cheryl, a son Troy and grandson Bryston. ...
Opal Helen Smith
Opal Helen Smith, 81, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born Feb. 17, 1926, in Montevallo, Mo., to Loyd James Shafer and Bertha Ellen Richey Shafer. She married Elza Smith on Oct. 19, 1946, in El Dorado, Kan., and he survives of the home...
James "Leo" Smith
James "Leo" Smith, 82, formerly of Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at St. John's Medical Center, in Tulsa, Okla., following a short illness. He was born Oct. 23, 1925, in Ottawa, Kan., to Lloyd Caleb Smith and Ida Mac Boyd Smith. He married Marie Elaine Jones on Sept. 9, 1950, in Nevada, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 15, 2004...
Willis Edward Clark
Willis Edward Clark, 71, Nevada, passed away on Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, at Nevada Regional Medical Center following an illness of several months. He was born April 7, 1936, in Southwest City, Mo., to Edward Jackson Clark and Rachel Louise Saffle Clark. He married Vera Lavon Gaun on June 14, 1957, at Carl Junction, Mo., and she survives of the home...
Herman W. "Bud" Colvin
Herman W. "Bud" Colvin, 75, Nevada, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. He was born Aug. 21, 1932, in La Harpe, Kan., to Walter Roy Colvin and Neta Alice White Colvin. He married Sylvia June Hopkins, in Nevada, and she survives of Nevada...
Lonso L. Harper
Lonso L. Harper, 70, of Independence, Mo., originally from Nevada, died Jan. 13, 2008, at Centerpoint Medical Center. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17, at Six Mile Baptist Church, 26005 E. Blue Mills Road, Sibley, Mo; interment will be at Six Mile Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m., prior to the services...
Jay Jackson, age 71, of Nevada, died at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., on Friday, Jan. 11, 2008. He was born on Nov. 15, 1936, in Gans, Okla., to William and Clara Pendergrass Jackson. On Feb.14, 1975, he was married to Marion Piscitelli Callaghan in Tulsa, Okla., and she survives of the home...
Harold Lee Rodick Sr.
Harold Lee Rodick Sr., 73, Nevada, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, at Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. He was born July 14, 1934, in Barnes, Kan., to Alvin H. Rodick and Marie Anna Hatesohi Rodick. Harold was born and reared in Greenleaf, Kan. He made his living as a salesman, primarily in the auto parts industry...
Goldie May Andrews
Goldie May Andrews, age 80, of Trading Post, Kan., died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008, at The Residencies, Pleasanton, Kan. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 13, at the Brooklyn Cemetery, in LaCygne, Kan. Visitation will be from noon until the time of service at Coffel-Schneider Chapel, LaCygen, Kan...
Henry Joseph "Sonny" Karle Jr.
Henry Joseph "Sonny" Karle Jr., age 85, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008, in Mena, Ark. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the First Presbyterian Church, in Pleasanton, Kan. Interment will be in Pleasanton Cemetery. Arrangements made by Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home, Pleasanton, Kan. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.coffelschneider.com...
Jewell Faye Durst
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. ...
Elton Earl Caldwell
Elton Earl Caldwell, 86, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. He was born May 1, 1921, in Cedar County, Mo., to James Thomas Caldwell and Ella Payne Hess Caldwell. He married Ellen L. Short on April 13, 1945, in San Diego, Calif., and she survives of the home...
Elmo Gerster, age 91, of Schell City, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, at his home. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Lewsi-Hoaglan Funeral Home, Schell City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Northeast Vernon County Elementary campus, in Schell City. Burial will be at Green Mound Cemetery, in Harwood, Mo...
Mina Ann Bray
Mina Ann Bray, 75, Walker, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, at Cedar County Memorial Hospital, El Dorado Springs. She was born on Feb. 10, 1932, in Nevada, to Everett B. Wood and Anna Mary Atherton Wood. Mina worked at Nevada Habilitation Center in Nevada for nearly 23 years. She was a member of the V.F.W. Lodge No. 2175 and the American Legion. Post No. 2...
Stephen Lee Wardin
Stephen Lee Wardin, 57, Aurora, Mo., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, in Aurora, following a brief illness. He was born July 21, 1950, in Nevada, to Hudson W. Wardin and Neva T. Watson Wardin. Stephen graduated from Nevada High School, in 1969. He served in the United States Army during Vietnam, Working as a laborer was his occupation...
Gerald Preston Moore
Gerald Preston Moore, 81, Nevada, passed away Saturday evening, Jan. 5, 2008, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, in Joplin, following a lengthy illness. He was born April 18, 1926, in Criner, Okla., to Harry Arthur Moore and Letha Eloise Galley Moore. He married Twila Rose Hendrix on Sept. 21, 1946, in Fort Scott, and she survives of the home...
Willard Lafayette Houston
Willard Lafayette Houston, 86, formerly of Fulton, Kan., died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, at the Joplin Health Center, in Joplin, Mo. He was born Oct. 15, 1921, in Bagnall, Mo., the son of Andrew Jackson and Ida Mae (Snelling) Houston. He married Margaret Ann Barnes April 30, 1947, in Fort Scott. She preceded him in death March 1, 2006...
Mildred Cushman Collins
Mildred Cushman Collins, 97, Nevada, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, at Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada. She was born April 10, 1910, in Horton, Mo., to Edwin David Cushman and Elizabeth Comelia Lovell Cushman. Ms. Collins was born and raised in Horton. ...
Sadie Stafford, age 95, of Nevada, died on Jan. 4, 2008.
Graveside services will be held on Jan. 8, at 12:30 p.m., at Eslinger Cemetery, in Albania, Iowa.
Thomas E. Liggett
Thomas E. Liggett, age 72, of El Dorado Springs, formerly of Schell City, died on Monday, Jan. 7, 2008 at Sac Osage Hospital, in Osceola, Mo. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, in Schell City. Interment will be in the Green Lawn Cemetery, Schell City...
August Rasmussen Jr.
August Rasmussen Jr., 88, of Fort Scott, formerly of Moundville, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott, following a brief illness. He was born Feb. 25, 1919, in Arthur County, Neb., to August Rasmussen Sr., and Nanna Marie Christiansen Rasmussen, He married Avis E. Morreli, on Sept. 27. 1941, in Alameda, Calif. She preceded him in death on May 19, 1998...
Billy Mac Bales
Billy Mac Bales, 87, Bronaugh, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, in Memorial Herman Hospital in Houston, Texas, following a lengthy illness. He was born Feb. 1, 1920, in Bronaugh, to William James Bales and Bertha Estelle McReynolds Bales. He was married May 5, 1951, in Nevada, to Juanita Wilson and she survives in Houston, Texas...
Cecil L. Smith
Cecil L. Smith, 85, Nevada, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. He was born Aug. 27, 1922, in Milford, Mo., to James Benjamin Smith and Mary M. Bridgewater Smith. He was married July 30, 1948, in Milo, to Flossie Juanita Snead and she preceded him, in death on Oct. 15, 1975...
Colleen Bonn Callahan
Colleen Bonn Callahan, 87, Nevada, passed away Jan. 2, 2008, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, following a recent illness. She was born Dec. 2, 1920, in Middletown, Ind., to William Treat Piety and Leona Josephine Yeager Piety. She was married Nov. 24, 1940, in Denver, Colo., to Hick Callahan and he preceded her in death March 1977...
Dr. Marie Lamore
Dr. Marie Lamore, died at Christian Health Care, Nevada, Dec. 30, 2007, at the age of 91. Mrs. Lamore was born Marie B. Leportois in Cherbourg, France, Nov. 8, 1916, to Maurice and Louise Leportois. Her family moved to Algeria in 1921, and she graduated from the high school of Algers, in Algeria. She then studied medicine and natural science at the University of Algers. She returned to live in Paris during the occupation of France during World War II...
Betty Lou Hendrix
Betty Lou Hendrix, 67, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007, at her home, in Nevada. She was born June 6, 1940, in Nevada, to James William Mesplay and Dorothy Madeline Butts Mesplay. Betty was born and raised in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School, in 1958. ...
Teresa Green Rosser
Teresa Green Rosser, died on Dec. 24, 2007, she was the cherished mother of Loretta Dhanagom, Mark Rosser, Dennis Rosser, Timothy Rosser, Maria Rooney and Christopher Rosser. Her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends servive Teresa...
Loren Thomas Stone
Loren Thomas Stone, age 81, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007. He was born April 10, 1926, in Pittsburg, Kan., the son of Charles Floyd and Verna (Jarrell) Stone. He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. On April 4, 1948 he and Lucille Frizelle were united in marriage...