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Obituaries from February 2008

Iva Whitworth Shaw (02/29/08)
Iva Whitworth Shaw, 96, of Moundville, passed away, on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, at her daughter's home in Moundville following a lengthy illness. She was born Dec. 11, 1911, in Moundville, to Henry Alvy Whitworth and Annie Emma Hurlburt Whitworth. She married Ira O. Shaw on July 22, 1931, in Stockton. He preceded her in death on Feb. 19, 1984...
Alice Merle King (02/28/08)
The Lord has taken Alice Merle King of Nevada, on Feb. 26, 2008, while she was living at the Pikes Peak Care Center, in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was a longtime resident of Nevada, and returned to her birth home to be closer to her family in 1991...
Maxine Marie Darling (02/28/08)
Maxine Marie Darling, 89, of Nevada, formerly of Sheldon, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, at Barone Alzheimer Care Center, in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born Aug. 11, 1918, to Ira Mixer and Flossie Richardson Mixer. She married Harry A. Darling on July 13, 1940, in Olathe, Kan. He preceded her in death on Feb. 6, 1986...
Ruby Allene Fletcher (02/27/08)
Ruby Allene Fletcher, 79, of Rich Hill, passed away on Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, at her home. She was born on March 9, 1928, in Carlisle County, Ky., to Johnny Britton Tankersley and Dola Lee Simmons Tankersley. She married Harry W. Fletcher on Jan. 9, 1945, in Paducha, Ky. He preceded her in death in 1986...
Doris L. Fairbanks Ross (02/26/08)
Funeral services for Doris L. Fairbanks Ross, 74, of Nixa formerly of Branson, will be Thursday, Feb. 28, at 1 p.m., in the Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home, in Branson. The Rev. Floyd "Bud" Arnold will officiate. Burial will follow in the Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, in Branson. Mrs. Ross passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at St. John's, in Branson...
Iona "Nonny" Stahl (02/23/08)
Iona "Nonny" Stahl, age 95, of Lamar, passed away at 1:50 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at Barton County Memorial Hospital. Nonny was born Nov. 1, 1912, in Barton County Mo., one of the eleven children of Simon and Daisy (Hall) Washburn. After graduating from Lamar High School in 1930, she earned a teacher's certificate from Ozark Wesleyan College, in Carthage, and taught in various rural schools in Barton County. ...
Lola Glendora Tabor (02/23/08)
Lola Glendora Tabor, 100, of Nevada, passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, at Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada, following an illness of several weeks. She was born Jan. 20, 1908, in El Reno, Okla., to Jess William Gann and Maude Dalton Shira Gann. She was married Sept. 14, 1928, in Kansas City, Mo., to Warfel Ray "Whitie" Tabor and he preceded her in death...
Mabel Florence Bridges (02/23/08)
Mabel Florence Bridges, age 101, former resident of Guest Home Estates and more recently of Fort Scott Manor, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at Mercy Health Center. She was born July 29, 1906, in Mulberry, Kan., the daughter of Orville James Fulton and Tillie Esther Hunsicker Fulton. ...
Steven Leslie Smith (02/23/08)
Steven Leslie Smith, 53, of Nevada, passed away on Wedneday, Feb. 20, 2008, at his home in Nevada, following a lenghthy illness. He was born on July 25, 1954, in Nevada, to Cecil Lee Smith and Flossie Juanita Snead Smith. He married Pamela June Rayburn, on Jan. 24, 1976, and she survives of the home...
Robert Allen Chastain (02/23/08)
Robert Allen Chastain, 72, of Bronaugh, passed away suddenly on Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. He was born on July 8, 1935, in Inglewood, Calif., to James Hugh and Zelpha Chastain. He married Velma Louise Faust, on May 12, 1956, in Long Beach, Calif., and she survives of the home...
Loretta M. "Bunny" Steward (02/22/08)
Loretta M. "Bunny" Steward, 79, of Nevada, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008, in Nevada. She was born June 29, 1928, in Nanty Glo, Pa., daughter of the late Richard and Marguerite Shreve. On Sept. 17, 1954, in Washington, D.C., she married Harold D. Steward, of the home...
FlorEtta "Flora" Wilcox (02/19/08)
FlorEtta "Flora" Wilcox, 81, of Las Cruses, N.M., formerly of Nevada, passed away on Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at Casa de Oro, in Las Cruces, N.M., following an lengthy illness. She was born on Sept. 6, 1926, in Carl Junction, Mo., to Marcus Otis Ransier, and Jane Copeland Ransier. She married Everett E. Wilcox, on Aug. 29, 1946, in Maritopa, Calif. He preceded her in death on April 9, 2001...
Harry Noble Fields (02/19/08)
Harry Noble Fields, age 77, son of Harvey and Clara (Morgan) Fields was born July 11, 1930, in Alton, Ill. He passed away Feb. 14, 2008, at Missouri Veterans Home in Mount Vernon, Mo. Harry is preceded in death by his parents, daughter Sarah Story and granddaughter Kayla Story...
Frances Rebecca "Becky" Murn (02/17/08)
Frances Rebecca "Becky" Murn, age 88, former resident of Fort Scott and more recently of Country View Nursing Home, in Prescott, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at Fort Scott Mercy Health Center. She was born June 15, 1919, in Big Sandy, Tenn., the daughter of Perry and Stella Greer. ...
Iva Florence Reeder (02/17/08)
Iva Florence Reeder, 99, of Uniontown, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at the Mercy Health Center. She was born Dec. 15, 1908, in Golden, Mo., the daughter of James Thomas and Sarah Elizabeth (Wright) Tackkett. Her family came to Kansas in 1914 by covered wagon, to the Dry Ridge area near Uniontown. She married Clyde Adron Reeder April 6, 1932, in Nevada. He preceded her in death Sept. 17, 1982. She was a member of the Sunshine Club of Dry Ridge...
Zepha Mae Dougherty (02/14/08)
Zepha Mae Dougherty, 86, of Nevada, died on Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. She was born on July 10, 1921, in Fortescue, Mo., to Lloyd Caleb Smith and Ida Mae Boyd Smith. Zepha moved to the Nevada area at an early age and graduated from Walker High School, in 1940. ...
Belva Mae Chanove (02/13/08)
Belva Mae Chanove, 74, Salina, Kan., passed away on Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at the Salina Regional Medical Center following a short illness. She was born Nov. 5, 1933, in Nevada, to Ben Hightower Poland and Elsie Mae Compton Poland. She was married to Otis W. Wright on Feb. 16, 1953, in Fort Scott, Kan., and this union produced three children. Belva later married Milton L. Chanove Jr., on Oct. 23, 1965, and this union produced one child...
Donald Jeffrey Day (02/12/08)
Donald Jeffrey Day, 52, of Nevada, passed away on Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at his home in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. He was born on March 16, 1955, in Phoenix, Ariz., to Obie Day and Donna Lee Long Day. Don was born in Phoenix but was reared in El Dorado Springs. He served in the United States Army in the 1970s. He has lived in Nevada for the past three years. Don was a Presbyterian and a member of the American Legion Leon Ogier Post No. 2, of Nevada...
Marjorie Caroline Grabau (02/12/08)
Marjorie Caroline Grabau, age 97, of Nevada, passed away on Saturday morning Feb. 9, 2008, at the Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada, after a long and full life. Marjorie was born on Aug. 7, 1910 in Lincoln, Mo., to Henry and Caroline Rohning Wenig. On Feb. 21, 1933, she was married to Fred J.L. Grabau in Kansas City, Mo., and he preceded her in death in 1978...
Bernard Calvin Wooldridge (02/12/08)
Bernard Calvin Wooldridge, 78, of Sheldon, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, at his residence following a sudden illness. He was born June 23, 1929, in Jerico Springs, Mo., to Floyd Pearl Wooldridge, and Beulah Jane Kirksey Wooldridge. He was married Jan. 10, 1952, in Eureka Springs, Ark., to Marlene Hutchison and she preceded him in death in March 1999...
Donald Leeroy Mace (02/12/08)
Donald Leeroy Mace, 77, of Nevada, died on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, at his home in Carthage, Mo. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Feb. 12, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada. Interment will be in Ozark Memorial Gardens, in Rolla, Mo., at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 13...
Virginia "Ginger" Stafford Swearingen (02/08/08)
Virginia "Ginger" Stafford Swearingen, 68, of Sedalia, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, at Bothwell Regional Health Center. She was born Dec. 1, 1939, in Sedalia, the daughter of Elliot Morrison Stafford, Jr. and Virginia Reid Stafford. On Oct. 8, 1960, in Sedalia, she was married to Hinton Wooddy Swearingen, who survives of the home...
Mary Ruth Pickrel (02/08/08)
Mary Ruth Pickrel, 89, of Morton, Ill., formerly of Nevada, passed away on Sunday Feb. 3, 2008, at the Apostolic Christian Restmore Nursing Home, in Morton, Ill. She was born Jan. 1, 1919, in Callaway County, Mo., to George Herman Bell and Sarah Salmon Bell...
Helen L. Hillier (02/08/08)
Helen L. Hillier, 71, of Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, at St. Joseph's Medical Center, in Kansas City, Mo., following an illness of several months. She was born Aug. 28, 1936, in Sheldon, to John Hobbs and Fern Sallee Hobbs. She married Stanley E. Hillier, on Feb. 8, 1958, in Ketterman, Mo. He preceded her in death on Dec. 11, 1993...
Edward Joseph Andula Sr. (02/07/08)
Edward Joseph Andula Sr., 79, of Leawood, Kan. passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008, at St. Luke's South Medical Center, in Overland Park. Services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday Feb. 6, at Heuser Funeral Home, in Rich Hill. Visitation was held at noon until 2 p.m., at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lunch Association...
Rita Diane Daugherty (02/07/08)
Rita Diane Daugherty, 65, of Kansas City, Mo., passed away Feb. 6, 2008, after a long battle with cancer. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Monday at Muehlebach Funeral Home, 6800 Troost Ave., Kansas City, Mo. Interment and graveside services will be 2:30 p.m., Monday, at Worsley Cemetery, Bronaugh. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society...
Frank L. Swager Jr. (02/07/08)
Frank L. Swager Jr., 85, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. He was born Oct. 18, 1922, in Topeka, Kan., to Frank Leonard Swager Sr. and May Violet (Brown) Swager. He married Mary Jean Maple on Oct. 27, 1942, in Vancouver, Wash., and she preceded him in death on Feb. 3, 2004...
Hearl Lee Scism (02/06/08)
Hearl Lee Scism, 67, of Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, at his home in Nevada following a sudden illness. He was born Nov. 1, 1940, in Siloam Springs, Ark., to Ray Edward Scism and Nancy Margaret Biby Scism. He married Barbara Williams on July 24, 1959, in Nevada...
Stella Irene Callaway (02/06/08)
Stella Irene Callaway, 87, of Pratt, Kan., passed away on Feb. 3, 2008, at Pratt Regional Medical Center. Stella was born on Sept. 25, 1920, near Argonia, Kan., to Chester Allen Baker and Alta Beebe Baker. She married Lloyd E. "Bill" Callaway, July 12, 1942. He preceded her in death Feb. 26, 2002...
Russell Arnold Robb (02/05/08)
Russell Arnold Robb, 72, of Nevada, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, in Joplin, following a lengthy illness. He was born March 7, 1935, in Walker, to Arthur Glen Robb and Grace Agnes Godsey Robb. He married Patricia Ann Smith on June 4, 1979, in Miami, Okla., she survives of the home...
Lavon Clark (02/05/08)
Lavon Clark, 71, of Nevada, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008, at Christian Health Care, in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born Dec. 23, 1936, in Southwest City, Mo., to James Paul Gann and Essie Oleta Morton Gann. She married Willis Clark, on June 7, 1957, in Carl Junction, Mo. He preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 2008...
Waylon Shook (02/05/08)
Waylon Shook, 24, of Nevada, passed away on Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, in Nevada. He was born on July 29, 1983, in Osceola, Mo., to Richard Wessley Shook and Coeta Faye Barker Shook. Waylon came to Nevada at a young age. He graduated from Nevada High School, in 2002, and spent one year at the Motorcycle-Marine Institute in Phoenix, Ariz. ...
Veda B. Handly (02/05/08)
Veda B. Handly, age 101, of Rich Hill, passed away Feb. 1, 2008, at Adrian Manor Nursing Home, Adrian, Mo. Graveside services will be held today, at 1 p.m., at Grand Center Cemetery, in Waldo, Kan., The family suggests memorial contributions to that Kern Senior Center, in care of Heuser Funeral Home...
Carolyn Ludlow Prather (02/02/08)
Carolyn Ludlow Prather, 60, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, at the Mercy Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
Esther Carol Thurlow (02/02/08)
She is survived by a son, Jeff Thurlow and his wife Dianna of Kelliher, Minn.; Janneane Hazlip and her husband Frank, of Fort Scott; a daughter-in-law Rebekah Thurlow; seven grandchildren, Kerry Anderson, Dan Anderson, Ben Hazlip, Chad Hazlip, Trevor Hazlip, Pam Guenther, and Wesley Thurlow; and four sisters, Alice Fatland, Marvis Juedes, Kitty Hansen, and Phyllis Keller. ...