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Obituaries from May 2008

Dr. Kenneth "Ken" John Stanage (05/31/08)
Dr. Kenneth "Ken" John Stanage, 53, of LaCygne, Kan., died Thursday, May 29, 2008, at his home in LaCygne, Kan. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 3, at the Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home, in LaCygne, Kan. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Monday, June 2, at the Coffel-Schneider Funeral Chapel, in LaCygne...
Eugene "Vernon" Speakes (05/31/08)
Eugene "Vernon" Speakes, 97, of Prescott, Kan., passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008, at the Prescott Countryview Nursing Home. He was born May 12, 1911, in Hume, Mo., the son of Clyde and Jane Reynolds Speakes. He graduated from Hume High School and attened Pittsburg State Teacher's College. He married Mary Rebecca Bell, September 1933, at Mound City, Kan. She receded him in death on June 16, 2004...
Margaret "Leona" Wilson (05/28/08)
Margaret "Leona" Wilson, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2008, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. Leona was born Sept. 11, 1929, to John W. and Minnie Kay (Garner) Hood. She was born and raised in Rich Hill, Mo. She attended school in Rich Hill and retired from the state hospital in Nevada, after many years of service...
Sarah Margaret Palmer (05/28/08)
Sarah Margaret Palmer, passed away at the age of 101, on Sunday, May 25, 2008, at her residence. Sarah was born Nove. 3, 1906, on a farm deal Selma, Iowa, in Van Buren County. She was the daughter of Harrison and Sarah Margaret (Hutton) Oliver, the yougest of 11 children, all whom have preceded her in death...
Vera Pearl Arnold (05/24/08)
Vera Pearl Arnold, age 96, of Schell City, Mo., the daughter of Nelson Hammond and Edna Elizabeth (Davis) True, was born March 15, 1912, in Fair Haven Springs, Mo., and passed from this life on Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at the Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada...
Vera Arnold (05/23/08)
Vera Arnold, age 96, of Schell City, died Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at the Moore-Few Car Center, in Nevada. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 24, at the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, in Schell City. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Green Lawn Cemetery, in Schell City...
Dorothy Joan Buckner (05/23/08)
Dorothy Joan Buckner, 72, of Nevada, passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2008, at Nevada Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. She was born on Aug. 19, 1935, in Richards, Mo., to George William Buckner and Addie Mae Ellifrits Buckner. Dorothy grew up in Vernon County and spent most of her life here. She worked for a number of years at Quality Products in Nevada and Lamar. Dorothy was a Baptist. She loved being outdoors and playing bingo...
Lois Ann McAfee (05/23/08)
Lois Ann McAfee, 57, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2008, at her home in Milo, Mo. She was born June 24, 1950, in Rock Springs, Wyo., to Dale Franklin Divine and Ruth Lavina Young Divine. She married Willy B. McAfee on Nov. 5, 1982, in Miami, Okla., and he survives of the home...
Judy Lee Batchelor (05/22/08)
Judy Lee Batchelor, 59, of Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, in Joplin, following a lengthy illness. She was born July 11, 1948, in Fort Scott, to Earnest Eldon Goddard and Loretta Verniece Thomas Goddard...
George F. Kibler Jr. (05/22/08)
George F. Kibler Jr., born Sept. 23, 1915, of Nevada, found peace on May 19, 2008. Retiring from Weststar Energy in 1980. Preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Jane Loveall Kibler. Survivors: daughter, Judy Dove and husband Robert, of Witchita, Kan.; son, George L. Kibler and wife, Bashor, Kan.; grandchildren, Bill Kibler, of Tonganoxie, Kan., Tim Kibler, of Bashor, Kan., and Danna Hotmar, Wichita, Kan.; and six great-grandchildren, Phillip, Katie Jo, Angie, William, Isaac and Hannah...
John Brian Stafford (05/22/08)
John Brian Stafford, 49, of Moundville, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 20, 2008, in Sheldon, as the result of a motorcycle accident. He was born Dec. 9, 1958, in California, to Gail Walter Stafford and Wanda Jean Smith Stafford. He married Jana G. Mather, on Dec. 4, 2007, in Miami, Okla., and she survives of the home...
Ida P. Heathman (05/21/08)
Ida P. Heathman, 70, of Nevada, passed away on Monday, May 19, 2008, at Nevada Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness. She was born April 9, 1938, in Fort Scott, to George Sylvester Hogan and F. Pauline Lowry. She married Bert Allen Heathman on Sept. 24, 1955, in the Rinehart Christian Church. He preceded her in death on April 21, 1988...
Robert "Bob" G. Fritts (05/20/08)
Robert "Bob" G. Fritts passed away on Friday, May 16, 2008, after a long battle with cancer. He was 68 years old. Bob was born April 27, 1940, in Sterling, Ill., to Alfred O. and Virginia D. Fritts. He is survived by his wife, Fran Elliott Fritts, of 38 years; three daughters, Kellie (Chris) Dudley, of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; Tammy Brashear, Millbrook, Ala.; Shellie (Craig) Conway, of Aydlett, N.C.; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and one brother John O. Fritts, of Greenwood, Mo...
Clara Marie Sumner (05/20/08)
Clara Marie Sumner, of Metz, passed away on May 17, 2008, at 6:06 p.m., in Blue Springs, Mo. Mrs. Sumner was born on July 18, 1916, the daughter of John Barton Morris and Jessie Reed Morris, on a farm west of Metz and grew up in the same area. She was a member of the Metz Methodist Church and retired from the Metz school district in 1980...
Jerry A. Knapp (05/20/08)
Jerry A. Knapp, 53, of Nevada, passed away on Saturday, May 17, 2008, at St. Joseph Hospital, Kansas City, Mo., after a lengthy illness. Jerry was born on Nov. 24, 1954, in St. Joseph, to L. Joseph and Ann Knapp. He married at an early age in St. Joseph and had a son Jeromy Levi Knapp, who resides in Concord, Calif...
Ludwig Franklin Olson (05/17/08)
Ludwig Franklin Olson, 93, Nevada, passed away at his home in Nevada on Thursday, May 15, 2008, following an illness of several months. He was born Nov. 20, 1914, in Tacoma, Wash., to John Leonard Olson and Effie Armentia Tharp Olson. The family soon moved to Oklahoma and lived there and in Arkansas and Kansas before moving to Missouri in 1938...
Barbara Lee Wolfe (05/16/08)
Barbara Lee Wolfe, 67, Republic, was escorted to her Heavenly Home by her Friend and Savior, Jesus Christ, at 1:25 a.m., Thursday, May 15, 2008, in St. Johns Hospital, Springfield. She was born Jan. 18, 1941 in Joplin, Missouri, the daughter of Samuel Clarence Jr. and Lula Mae "Lou" (Shaw) Bethel...
Philip Norman McCarty (05/13/08)
Philip Norman McCarty, 86, of Nevada, passed away Friday, May 9, 2008, at Moore-Few Care Center. He was born April 25, 1922, in Jameson, Mo., to Harry I. McCarty and Maude Frankie Smith McCarty. Mr. McCarty was born in Jameson, Mo. After graduating from high school, he was inducted into the Army Air Corps, Dec. ...
Maurita Garnette "Rita" Russell (05/13/08)
Maurita Garnette "Rita" Russell, age 58, a resident of Fort Scott, died unexpectedly Saturday, May 10, 2008, at the Mercy Hospital Emergency Room following an apparent heart attack. She was born Nov. 18, 1949, in Kansas City, Kan. She married Carl West on April 23, 1966, in Fort Scott. ...
Kay Louise Wanasek (05/10/08)
Kay Louise Wanasek, 66, of Bentonville, Ark., passed away May 8, 2008, at the Bradford House nursing home, after a long and gracious battle with Parkinson's disease. Kay Wanasek was born on Jan. 13, 1942, in Hutchinson, Kan., to Harold and Betty (Collins) Scott. ...
Edward Lee Whiteside (05/10/08)
Edward Lee Whiteside, 82, of Fort Scott, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2008, at Medicalodge of Fort Scott. He was born Aug. 3, 1925, in Fort Scott, the son of William Isaac and Mabel Lena (Bolinger) Whiteside. He married Nolene Stump, Sept. 7, 1947, in Larned, Kan. She survives of the home...
Kenneth Nelson "Kenny" Butler Sr. (05/10/08)
Kenneth Nelson "Kenny" Butler Sr., 77, of Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at Nevada Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born April 1, 1931, in Wheatland, Mo., to William Harvey Butler and Vada Faye Weaver Butler. He married Betty Joan Gire, on Oct. 21, 1951, and she survives of the thome...
Ricky Dean White (05/10/08)
On Tuesday, May 6, 2008, Ricky Dean White, age 49, passed away at his home in his sleep. Rick was born May 13, 1958, in Nevada, and reared in El Dorado Springs, where he met and married his wife of 28 years, Vicky Lou Ann McFarland White. Rick lived for his strong believe in God and his family. ...
Nora A. Henson (05/08/08)
Nora A. Henson, 81, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. She was born Nov. 17, 1926, in Bates County, Mo., to Ira Newton King and Sarah Lea Malcom King. She married Orvel Bridges in 1961 and celebrated 38 years of marriage before his death in 1998. ...
Mary Louise Brooks (05/08/08)
Mary Louise Brooks, 75, Nevada, passed away on Monday, May 5, 2008, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born Oct. 29, 1932, in New Hampton, Iowa, to Ray Edmond Brown and Edna Alice Long Brown. She married Dale Vernon Brooks on July 21, 1967, in Miami, Okla., and he preceded her in death on Feb. 19, 2001...
Bobby M. Cook (05/06/08)
Bobby M. Cook, age 78, Fort Scott, died Friday, May 2, 2008, at the Fort Scott Medicalodge. He was born July 22, 1929, in Enid, Okla., the son of Guy Carlton Cook and Nellie A. Graves Cook. He married Martha Poyner on April 24, 1955, in Fort Scott. ...
Jimmie Lee Simpson (05/03/08)
Jimmie Lee Simpson, 74, of Nevada, passed away on Friday, May 4, 2008, at Moore-Few Care Center, following a lengthy illness. He was born Feb. 21, 1934, in Nevada, to Charlie Floyd Simpson and Minnie Elmira Brown Simpson. He married Valma M. Harper, on Oct. 12, 1956, in El Dorado Springs, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 20, 2006. He devoted six year of his life taking care of Valma until her time of death...
Pat Farr (05/03/08)
Pat Farr, 69, of Fort Scott, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2008, at the Mercy Health Center. She was born Feb. 16, 1939, in Fredonia, Kan., the daughter of Byron and Dorsalena (Shobert) Burnett. She married William Richard Farr Feb. 11, 1972, in Vermillion, S.D. He survives of the home...
Eugene Ray Baldwin (05/03/08)
Eugene Ray Baldwin, 70, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2008, at Kindred Hospital, Kansas City, Mo., following a lengthy illness. He was born March 4, 1938, in Nevada, to Roy William Baldwin and Rachel Allen Baldwin. He married Frances N. Shutters on July 20, 1970, in Nevada, and she survives of the home...
Jim Allen Bastow (05/02/08)
Jim Allen Bastow, 60, Nevada, passed away on April 30, 22008, at his home in Nevada. He was born April 16, 1948, in Nevada, to Roderick Franklin Bastow and Ida Fay Robinson Bastow. Jim was a graduated of Nevada High School in 1966, and a lifelong resident of Nevada. ...
Genevieve Fern Armstrong (05/02/08)
Genevieve Fern Armstrong, age 92, a resident of Fort Scott, died Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at Mercy Health Center, in Fort Scott. She was born Oct. 31, 1915, at Fort Scott, the daughter of Richard Byron Headrick and Mary Frances Barnett Headrick. She married James R. ...
Gale Boatman Owings (05/01/08)
Gale Boatman Owings, age 76, of Springfield, Mo., formerly of Nevada and Jenkins, Mo., passed away Monday, April 28, 2008, in his home. He was born March 12, 1932, in Oak Grove, Mo., the son of Charles and Mary Ethel (Blucher) Owings. On May 24, 1964, he was united in marriage to Lavonne Wilson, who preceded him in death on Jan. 9, 2003. He was also preceded in death by his parents and two brothers...