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Obituaries from March 2008

Buddy Charles Hagemann (03/29/08)
Buddy Charles Hagemann, 63, of Metz, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 23, 2008, at his home in Metz following a lengthy illness. He was born April 22, 1944, in Toledo, Ohio. He married Patricia J. Borgelt, on Dec. 18, 1988, in Toledo, and she survives of the home...
Ruth Collins Hope (03/29/08)
Ruth Collins Hope was born June 14, 1912, to Andrew and Grace (Staley) Collins, of Ottawa, Kan. After high school at Ottawa, she received her economics education at Kansas State College of Agriculture and Applied Science, at Manhattan, Kan., in 1934...
Margie Imogene Martin (03/26/08)
Margie Imogene Martin, 83, Lee's Summit, MO passed away Friday, March 21, 2008 at the John Knox Village Care Center in Lee's Summit, MO following a lengthy illness. She was born January 25, 1925 in Bates, AR to Doc Raymond Underwood and Mattie Lee Mathis Underwood. She was married on December 26, 1944 in Kansas City, MO to Samuel P. Martin and he preceded her in death May 27, 1988...
Adena (Pellet) McKemey (03/26/08)
Adena (Pellet) McKemey of Kansas City, Missouri passed away Friday, March 21, 2008 at North Kansas City Hospital. Memorial services will be 7:00 pm Friday, March 28, 2008 at Avondale United Methodist Church, 3101 NE Winn Rd. KCMO. Visitation will be Friday 4:30 to 7:00pm Friday in Wesley Hall at the Church. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to Avondale United Methodist Church...
August "Augie" F. Diehn III (03/28/08)
August "Augie" F. Diehn III, 70, died Wednesday, March 26, 2008. Augie was retired from Foley Equipment Company as a used equipment manager. Viewing was 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, March 27, Downing & Lahey Mortuary West. Service, 4 p.m., Friday, March 28, Westlink Christian Church. Graveside services, Saturday, March 29, Worsley Cemetery, Bronaugh...
John H. Morris (03/22/08)
John H. Morris, 82, of Deerfield, Mo., passed away on Friday, March 21, 2008, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, following a sudden illness. He was born on Dec. 3, 1925, in Arcadia, Kan., to John Robert Morris and Della May Garrett Morris. He married Elena Largo on July 20, 1991, in Dipolog City, Phillipines, and she survives of the home...
Ruby Myrtle Peoples (03/22/08)
Ruby Myrtle Peoples, age 96, a resident of Fort Scott, died Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at the Mercy Health Center, in Fort Scott. She was born Dec. 29, 1911, in Bourbon County, Kansas, the daughter of Thomas Clifford Johnson and Marietta Jones Johnson. ...
Betty J. McQueen (03/22/08)
Betty J. McQueen, 83, of Nevada, passed away on Friday, March 21, 2008, at Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada. She was born Aug. 21, 1924, in Nevada, to Lyle Baker and Suzie Bell Baker. She was married to Forrest Neil McQueen on Dec. 11, 1945, in Fort Scott, and he survives of the home...
Jack Eldon Grubb Sr. (03/22/08)
Jack Eldon Grubb Sr., 71, of Fort Scott, died 5:10 p.m., Thursday, March 20, 2008, at Girard Medical Center, following a short illness. Jack was born March 16, 1937 in Fort Scott, the son of William McKinley "Sam" and Iva Leora (Bolling) Grubb. He grew up in Fort Scott, and attended area schools. In 1954 he enlisted in the National Guard 109th Artillery Unit and recieved his discharge in 1956...
Robert S. "Huck" Rogers (03/22/08)
Robert S. "Huck" Rogers, 87, of Columbus,, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at Medicalodge, of Columbus. Huck was born Sept. 21, 1920, in Nevada, the son of Robert F. and Maggie (Dahmer) Rogers. He was an Army veteran of World War II and received a Purple Heart for injuries incurred in "The Battle of the Bulge." After the war he worked for the P & M Coal Company, retiring after 32 years. ...
Juanita Shepherd Bledsoe (03/20/08)
Juanita Shepherd Bledsoe, 85, of Nevada, passed away Tuesday night, March 18, 2008, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 29, 1922, in Norman, Okla., to Walter Howard Elliot and Julia Marshall Arnold Elliott. She married William Glenn Shepherd on June 8, 1940, and he preceded her in death on May 8, 1978. She then married Richard A. Bledsoe, on Oct. 17, 1979, and he died Sept. 27, 1987...
Gerald Dayton Harms (03/20/08)
Gerald Dayton Harms, age 80, of Schell City, was born on Dec. 4, 1927, in Lincoln, Mo., to Albert H. and Ruby Parks (Rohning) Harms and passed from this life on Saturday, March 15, 2008, in Schell City, Mo. Gerald attended school in Lincoln and Schell City then attended college for two years. In the early 1950s he served in the United States Army, in the Korean Conflict, 24th Division 7th Infantry...
Wayne D. "Jack" Ogburn (03/19/08)
The word stranger was not a vocabulary word for Jack. Jack was born the son of Thomas and Minnie Luna Belle Harper Ogburn, May 1, 1915, in Paden, Okla. He was very generous and devoted to his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and his church...
Clayton E. Cavanaugh (03/18/08)
Jackson Dale Rodgers (03/18/08)
Jackson Dale Rodgers, infant son of Dale and Beth Rodgers of Belton, Mo., passed away March 16, 2008 at Children's Mercy Hospital. He was born Dec. 27, 2007, in Overland Park, Kan. Funeral services 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at Cullen Funeral Home with visitation from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. ...
Elsie May Ray (03/15/08)
Elsie May Ray, 87, died Sept. 13, 2008, at the Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston, Ore. She was born May 13, 1920, in Strong City, Kan., to William Starbuck and Birdie Cox Starbuck. Elsie was reared and attended schools, in Kansas. She moved to Oregon in 1988, living in Hood River, and later The Dalles, Wis. Elsie moved to Hermiston in 1998 where she has lived since. She enjoyed bead work, crocheting, fishing and taking care of children...
Harold Cleveland Burns (03/14/08)
Harold Cleveland Burns, 65, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at Medicalodge, in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. He was born May 16, 1942, in Climax Springs, Mo., to John Leonard Burns and Velma Victoria Rogers. Harold was born and reared in Climax Springs, and graduated from high school there. ...
Gwendolyn Leona "Tiny" Kennedy (03/13/08)
Gwendolyn Leona "Tiny" Kennedy, 84, of Metz, passed away on Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada. She was born Nov. 20, 1923, in Arcadia, Kan., to Elmer Joseph and Alice Mae Morris. She married Walter Harold Kennedy on Aug. 24, 1952, in Belle Vista, Ark., and he preceded her in death on Sept. 7, 1992...
Bertha Louise Brittingham (03/13/08)
Robert Dean Bishop (03/11/08)
Robert Dean "Bob" Bishop, 76, of Springfield, Mo., died on Friday, March 7, 2008, after a long, courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was born A celebration of Bob's life will be held on Tuesday, March 11, at 11 a.m., in Campbell United Methodist Church with the Rev. ...
Verl Murl Burchell (03/12/08)
Verl Murl Burchell, 90, Rich Hill, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2008, in Independence, Mo., following a lengthy illness. She was born Aug, 22, 1917, in Metz, to Louie Ragan and Blanche Leota Shaffer Ragan. She married Troy Burchell on April 7, 1937, in Nevada. He preceded her in death on Jan. 16, 1981...
Richard Earl Saathoff (03/12/08)
Richard Earl Saathoff, 85, of Walker, passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2008, at his home in Walker, following a sudden illness. He was born March 25, 1922, in Ketterman, Mo., to Richard Saathoff and Susie Shuhart Saathoff. He was married to Joanne Thomas, in Fort Scott, Kan., on Nov. 8, 1945, and they were the parents of two children, Shelia and Steve. He later married Verneta Sue Peck, in 1974, in Miami, Okla...
Robert Edward Harris (03/12/08)
Robert Edward Harris, 43, of Nevada, passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2008, at his residence in Nevada. He was born May 24, 1964, in Gastonia, N.C., to Donald O'Dell Harris and Myra Elaine Huckaby Harris. Robert grew up in south Kansas City, Mo., area. He lived in Nebraska, Montana, and Alaska throughout his life. He lived in Nevada for the past six years...
Dale Butterfield (03/11/08)
Dale Butterfield, 97, Nevada, passed away Monday, March 10, 2008, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada following a short illness. He was born Feb. 17, 1911, in Bronaugh, to Walter Henry Butterfield and Effie Mae Stark Butterfield. He was married Oct. 6, 1934, in Vernon County to Mildred Lorene Whiteside and she preceded him in death Dec. 9, 2002...
Violet L. Testman (03/11/08)
Violet L. Testman, 90, of Keokuk, Iowa, died Sunday, March 9, 2008, at River Hills Village, in Keokuk. Violet was born on April 4, 1917, in Keokuk, the daughter of Otis and Ferol Kerr Milligan. She was united in marriage to Clyde A. Testman on July 20, 1936, in Keokuk. He preceded her in death on June 5, 1994...
Merriell Louise (Lee) Clark (03/11/08)
Merriell Louise (Lee) Clark, 77, Marionville, passed away at 8 p.m., Friday, March 7, 2008, in the Ozarks Methodist Manor. She was born Jan. 26, 1931, in Hume to Evan Wesley and Ruby May (Mullies) Lee. Merriell was an elementary English teacher for more than 40 years, retiring in 1990...
Virginia Rose Wilt (03/11/08)
Virginia Rose Wilt, 83, Joplin, formerly of Vernon County, passed away on Saturday, March 8, 2008, at the home of her step-granddaughter, Dana Lynn Keith and Donny Strait, where she had resided for the past year and four months. She was born on July 24, 1924, of Carmi, Ill., the eldest of six children, to Harry McClure Jenkins and Laura Bell Young. ...
Mary Christine Dodd (03/11/08)
Mary Christine Dodd, 59, of Shelton, Wash., passed away in Olympia, Wash., on Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, while undergoing an emergency heart procedure. She was born July 8, 1948, at Markt Erlbach, Germany, the oldest daughter of Edward C. and Gertrude C. Heitz, longtime residents of El Dorado Springs...
Erma T. Wilcox (03/08/08)
Erma T. Wilcox, 89, went meet her Savior on Thursday, March 6, 2008. She was born August 5, 1918 to Laud T. and Rose B. Taggard Metcalf in Springfield, MO. Erma married Keith Cowden Wilcox, February 6, 1935. To that union she bore four children, Shirley Joanne, Keith Jr., Gary Porter and Thomas Michael Wilcox...
Edward Leigh "Bud" Penniman (03/08/08)
Edward Leigh "Bud" Penniman, 83, of Fort Scott died Friday morning, March 7, 2008, at the Guest Home Estates, in Fort Scott. He was born May 27, 1924, in Fort Scott, the son of James Brown and Kathryn Johnston Pratt Penniman. Mr. Penniman attended Fort Scott schools graduating in the High School Class of 1941. ...
Franklin C. Davis Sr. (03/08/08)
Franklin C. Davis Sr., age 82, of Lamar, Mo., passed away at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at Landmark Hospital, in Joplin, following a three month illness. Franklin was born Sept. 29, 1925, in Mullins, S.C., to Samuel Lester and Lula Mattie (Nance) Davis. He was a D-A3 supervisor at the State Hospital, in Nevada, retiring in 1985. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II...
James Lynne Ramsey (03/08/08)
James Lynne Ramsey, 87, of Fort Scott, died Friday morning, March 7, 2008, at the Medicalodge Nursing Home. He was born Aug. 1, 1920, in Uniontown, Kan., the son of Dr. Arch L. and Nellie Dean (Kelly) Ramsey. He married Helena E. Greenfield, his college sweetheart, on April 26, 1942, in Garland, Kan. She survives of the home...
Lavena Fast (03/07/08)
Lavena Fast, age 91, of Lamar, passed away at 12:15 p.m., Wednesday, March 05, 2008, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. Lavena was born Nov. 7, 1916, in Gross, Kan., to William H. and Susan (Richey) Burke. She graduated from Mulberry High School in Mulberry, Kan. ...
Levah G. Bishop Wysong (03/04/08)
Levah G. Bishop Wysong, 95, of Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada, following a recent illness. She was born on Feb. 13, 1913, in Mulberry, Kan., to William Thomas Bishop and Arminda McPeters Bishop. She married George C. Wysong, on Sept. 20, 1939, in Nevada. He preceded her in death on Oct. 3, 1999...
Hazel Alta Clark Leonard (03/05/08)
Hazel Alta Clark Leonard, 93, Nevada, left us to be with Dad and Grandpa on Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, at Christian Health Care, in Nevada. She was born April 24, 1914, in Metz, Mo., to Henry Benjamin Clark and Ada Anna Mowry Clark. She married Otis Leonard on Oct. 13, 1934, and Otis preceded her in death Jan. 28, 1970...
Molly Yokley (03/05/08)
Molly Yokley, 88, of Moundville, passed away on Monday, March 3, 2008, at Christian Health Care, in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born on Jan. 24, 1920, in Wansford Yorkshire, England, to James Cherry Aconley and Ann Story Aconley. Molly grew up in England. ...
Joyce Elizabeth Walker (03/04/08)
Joyce Elizabeth Walker, 78, of Nevada passed away on Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, following a lengthy illness. She was born March 27, 1929, in Fresno, Calif., to William Thomas Palfrey and Margaret Elizabeth Hassing Palfrey. She was married Oct. 5, 1945, to Johnnie Bishop Walker and he preceded her in death on May 12, 2005...
Wanda Maxine Root (03/04/08)
Wanda Maxine Root, 78, of Marshall, Mo., died Sunday, March 2, 2008, at Big Bend Retreat in Slater, Mo. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 6, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall with the Rev. Wayne Doolin officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com...
Helen Taylor Gast (03/01/08)
Helen Taylor Gast, 92, of Nevada, passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, at Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada, following a brief illness, She was born Feb. 8, 1916, in Nevada, to Roy Elsworth Taylor and Bertha Maude Wilson Taylor. She was married to Duane Gast on April 28, 1940, in Nevada. He preceded her in death on June 17, 1987...
Paul Forest Rapp (03/01/08)
Paul Forest Rapp, 89, of Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, at Christian Health Care, in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. He was born June 25, 1918, in Nevada, to Daniel Anthony Rapp and Ella Mae Pace Rapp. He married Anna Mae Compton, on May 24, 1940, in Fort Scott, and she survives of the home...
Roma Mae Willard (03/01/08)
Roma Mae Willard, age 66 of Fort Scott, Kan., went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Feb. 28, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin. Roma was born March 28, 1941, in Mapleton, Kan. to Izear (Zeb) Harris and Dorothy Jane Vann-Ellsworth. ...