Obituaries from June 2008
Mary Jane Callaway
Mary Jane Callaway, 87, Nevada, passed away on Friday, June 27, 2008, at Christian Healthcare in Nevada following a lengthy illness. She was born Feb. 7, 1921, in Nevada, to George Hugh Callaway and Mary O. Wheatley Callaway. Mary Jane grew up in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School in 1938. ...
Patricia M. Muncie
Patricia M. Muncie went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 27, 2008, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was born Dec. 16, 1940 ,in Wichita, Kan., to Raymond and Henrietta French. She graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1958. She worked as a medical and legal secretary for many years and also worked in various departments in St. John's Regional Health Care Center...
Terry Bruce Thomas
Terry Bruce Thomas, 63, of Fort Scott, Kan., died at his home Wednesday evening, June 26, 2008. He was born Sept. 2, 1944, in San Francisco, Calif., the son of Bruce John and Phyliss (Ford) Thomas. He married Betty Kastilahn in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She survives of the home...
Regina M. Lobaugh
Regina M. Lobaugh, 82, Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Milo, Mo., passed from this life on June 26, 2008, at North Kansas City Hospital. She was born June 22, 1926, in Kansas City, Kan., to Richard Charles Timbreck and Floy K. Keener Timbreck. She married Charles "Chuck" Lobaugh on June 3, 1944, in Benton, Ark. He preceded her in death on Oct. 8, 1989...
Regina Lobaugh, 82, of Kansas City, formerly of Milo, died on June 26, 2008, at North Kansas City Hospital. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home.
Lorene Eugina Nance
Lorene Eugina Nance, age 23, of Sheldon, passed away Friday, May 30, 2008, in Chicago, Ill. Lorene was born Sept. 6, 1984, in Sulphur Springs, Texas. She graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 2002 and was working toward a college degree in child psychology. ...
Mary Frances Plain
Mary Frances Plain, 62, of Nevada, passed away Friday, June 20, 2008, at Medicalodge Care Center, in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born Nov. 4, 1945, in Independence, Mo., to Frederick M. Plain and Dorothy Frances Hanners Plain. Mary grew up in Independence, Mo., and lived there until 1985. She lived in Kansas, Texas and moved to Nevada approximately five years ago...
Roy Eugene Whalan
Roy Eugene Whalan, 67, Nevada, passed away on Sunday, June 22, 2008, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, in Joplin, Mo., following a lengthy illness. He was born Feb. 24, 1941, in Nevada, to Timothy Wilber Whalan and Lucy Lucille Moore Whalan. He married Doris Ann Bowen on Dec. 24, 1994, in Nevada, and she survives of the home...
James C. Holman
James C. Holman, 61, Timonium, Md., passed away Monday, June 16, 2008, at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson, Md. He was born Aug. 29, 1946, to the late H. Leland Holman and Alta Deane Wade Holman. Survivors include his step-mother, Louise Holman, Springfield, Mo.; one sister, Eleanor Sigmon and her husband James, Prescott, Ariz.; one niece, Linda Roxberg and her husband Steve; one nephew, Jim Sigmon Jr. ...
Margaret (Peggy) Sumner
Margaret (Peggy) Sumner, age 63, of Garnett, Kan., passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2008, at the Anderson County Hospital in Garnett, Kan. She was born on Nov. 25, 1944, in Axtell, Kan., the daughter of Ted and Margaret (Meier) Studer. Peggy grew up and attended schools in Beattie, Kansas. She graduated from Emporia State University...
Bernice Loree Walker
Bernice Loree Walker, 99, of Tiffin, Mo., died Thursday, June 19, 2008, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. Shewas born April 25, 1909, in Warsaw, Mo., to James Milton Downs and Laura M. Taylor Downs. She was married Dec. 8, 1927, in Joplin, to George Lawrence Hoffman and he preceded her in death January 1947. She later married H. Clay Walker, in June 1968, and he precceded her in death September 1975...
Larry Wayne Reed
Larry Wayne Reed was born Oct. 25, 1945, in Nevada, the son of Albert and Ceraldine (Page) Reed. He passed away June 18, 2008, at Freeman West Hospital, in Joplin, at the age of 62. Larry was raised in Vernon County and graduated from Metz High School. Soon after graduation he attended auctionneering school. He had a great love for horse racing and auctioneering until his failing health...
Jeannette Ruby (Nicely) Borders
Jeannette Ruby (Nicely) Borders, 76, Nevada, entered her heavenly home on Thursday, June 19, 2008. She died at home in the presence of her loving and caring family. She had met the challenge of a cancerous brain tumor for the past year with courage and faith. She was born to Oary Nathan Nicely and Audrey Frankie (Carey) Nicely on Aug. 16, 1931...
Bernice Loree Walker
Bernice Loree Walker, 99, of El Dorado Springs, died Thursday, June 19, 2008, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 24, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada. Interment will follow in El Dorado Springs Cemetery...
Kenneth E. Spratt
Kenneth E. Spratt, 98, of Hume, Mo., died Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at the Prescott Country Vie Nursing Home, in Prescott, Kan. Sevices will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, June 21, at the Hume Christian Church, in Hume. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at the church. Contributions are suggested to the Hume Christian Church or the Prescott Country View Nursing Home Activity Fund. Interment will be in Hume Cemetery...
Arthur Sebastian Wegerer
Arthur Sebastian Wegerer, age 91, Nevada, died Thursday, June 12, 2008, at Moore Few Care Center following a long and fulfilling life. He was born Aug. 14, 1916, in Leeds, Mo., to Sebastian Wegerer and Emilie Fischbacher. Arthur grew up in the Kansas City area and graduated from Central High School. He worked as a retail meat salesman for the Rodeo Meat Company as well as a butcher for various local businesses even after retirement...
Arthur Sebastian Wegerer, 91, died June 12, 2008, at Moore-Few Care Center. A memorial graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., June 24, at Moore Cemetery.
Arthur Sebastain, 91, of Nevada, died June 12, 2008 at Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada. Memorial graveside services will be held on Tuesday, June, 12, at 10 a.m., in Moore Cemetery. View obituary and send condolences online at www.evergreenmemorialchapel.com...
Richard "Rick" Dell Brasher
Richard "Rick" Dell Brasher passed away June 10, 2008, following an accident. Richard was born Nov. 19, 1947, to Carlyn and Inza Brasher. Survivors include: his wife Betty; son Brian Brasher, of Clinton; Ed and Allene Belcher, of Lamar; and Brad and Sharon Belcher, of Stockton; two sisters, Carlene Roy and husband Guy, of Harrisonville and Rhonda Brasher, of Kansas City; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and many neices, nephews, cousins and friends...
Nellie Ruth Beaver
Nellie Ruth Beaver, 97, of Fort Scott, died Friday, June 13, 2008. She was born July 5, 1910 in Uniontown, Kan., the daughter of John Thomas "J.T." and Hallie (Stevens) Stone. She married James L. Beaver ,April 22, 1978, in Kansas City, Mo. He preceded her in death March 21, 2002...
Carole (Hardy) Greenlund
Carole (Hardy) Greenlund, 94 years old, of Atchison, died Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at the Atchison Senior Village. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, June 14, 2008 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Dr. Raymond C. Hartjen Jr. ...
Gary Wayne Richter
Gary Wayne Richter, age 52, of Bethany, Okla., the son of Elmer George Henry and Mabel Frances (Creager) Richter was born Oct. 15, 1955, in Harrisonville, Mo., and passed from his life on Monday, June 9, 2008, at the Baptist Medical Center, in Oklahoma City, Okla...
Mary Lou Adam
Mary Lou Adam, 77, Ellington, Mo., passed away Sunday, June 8, 2008, at the Advanced Healthcare Medical Center, in Ellington, Mo., following a lengthy illness. She was born on Dec. 13, 1930, in Rich Hill, Mo., to Arthur Benjamin Caldwell and Cora G. Millen Caldwell. She was married to William Adam on Aug. 4, 1949, in Kansas City, Mo., and he survives of the home...
Mary Louise Adam
Mary Louise Adam, 77, of Ellington, Mo., died Sunday, June 8, 2008, at the Advanced Health Center, in Ellington, Mo. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., on Friday, June 13, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Nevada, with Father Joseph Powers officiating. Rosary services will be held at 6:30 p.m., on Thursday evening at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada...
Gary Richter, age 52, of Bethany, Okla., formerly of Schell City, passed away Monday, June 9, 2008, in Oklahoma City, Okla. Survivors include: Two daughters, Veronica James, of Independence, Mo., and Bonnie Smith, of Bethany, Okla.; two sons, Travis Richter, of the state of Colorado and Dakota Richter, of the home; four sisters, Janet Harbison, of Holden, Mo.; Frankie Davis and Wanda Goodman, both of Schell City, and Joyce Matlock, of Oak Grove, Mo.; two brothers, Richard Richter, of Farmington, Mo., and Don Richter, of El Dorado Springs, Mo.; and eight grandchildren.. ...
Roy Elsworth Umphenour
Roy Elsworth Umphenour, 99, of Fort Scott, died Monday, June 9, 2008, at his home. He was born Oct. 18, 1908 at Pleasanton, Kan., the son of Harry Jacob and Adah Staton Umphenour. He married Lottie Berneice Kleitz on June 28, 1934. She preceded him in death on Oct. 14, 1994...
Fred C. Biggs Jr.
Fred C. Biggs Jr., was born on Aug. 14, 1938, in Nevada, the son of Fred C. (Dode) Biggs Sr. and Leona Phillips Biggs. He was gloriously transported from his earthly home in Rich Hill, to his heavenly home on Saturday morning, June 7, 2008, surrounded by a host of family and friends. ...
Virginia Lee Gray
Virginia Lee Gray, 84, formerly of Nevada, passed away on June 8, 2008, at her home in Carthage following a lengthy illness. She was born on May 11, 1924, in Cardin, Okla., to Linn Edward Flournoy and Alberta Belk Flournoy. On Dec. 12, 1975, she was married to Wendell "Wimpy" Gray and he preceded her in death in 2001...
Mary K. Johnson
Mary K. Johnson, 73, longtime resident of Leavenworth, Kan., passed away June 5, 2008, at St. John's hospital. Mary was born Feb. 14, 1935, in Moundville, to Mike and Irene (Campbell) Shrimplin. She was united in marriage on June 22, 1958, to Eugene M. Johnson, also in Moundville. She was a graduate of Bronaugh High School and attended the former Pittsburg State Teachers College, Pittsburg, Kan...
Edward Loyd Fryer
Edward Loyd Fryer, 78, went to be with the Lord on Sunday night, June 8, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer. He died peacefully at home in San Antonio, Texas, surrounded by his family. He was born Dec. 29, 1929, at Atkins, Ark. Hewas married to Dorothy May Brown for 54 years...
Minnie Louisa Joy, 81, formerly of Fort Scott, and more recently of Pittsburg, Kan., died Friday, June 6, 2008, at Carrington Place in Pittsburg. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
Kenton W. "Bud" Pettibon
Kenton W. "Bud" Pettibon, 78, of Nevada, formerly of the Deerfield area, passed away on June 5, 2008, at Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada, following an illness of several months. He was born on March 13,1930, the son of Herbert and Lela Peters Pettibon. On May 4, 1952, he married Helen Ripley in Fort Scott, who survives of the home...
James Coleman (J.C.) Brackenridge
James Coleman (J.C.) Brackenridge, 77, of rural El Dorado Springs, the son of Maude Frances (Whitley) Brackenridge and Everett Nally Brackenridge, was born July 26, 1930, at his family home. He passed away at his home Sunday, May 31, 2008. J.C. attended the Stoney Point School near Taberville, Mo. After graduation he worked on the family farm. He was a veteran of the Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict and served as a Corporal in the Third Tank Battalion Division as a tank instructor...
Maxine Ruesink, formerly of Nevada, died Sunday, June 1, 2008 at her residence. A memorial service will be held today, at the First Baptist Church, in Nevada, at 11 a.m. Donations are suggested to the Nevada YMCA, First Baptist Church and Grace Hospice (9233 Ward Parkway, Suite 201, Kansas City, MO 64114.)...
Darrell Dennis Dale
Darrell Dennis Dale, age 56, passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2008, at his home in Rich Hill, after a courageous year-long battle with cancer. He was born Feb. 5, 1952, in Butler, Mo., the second of three children, and was reared in Rich Hill, by his loving grandparents, Homer and Menta Dale. He attended school in Rich Hill and some of his happiest, early memories were of Cub Scout and Boy Scout activities and playing of football...
Eunice Lorraine Doelling
Eunice Lorraine Doelling, 95, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada, following a brief illness. She was born Nov. 6, 1912, in Horton, Mo., to Joseph T. Butler and Beulah Mae Humble Butler. She married Martin Doelling on May 14, 1935, in Nevada, and he preceded her in death on March 16, 1999...
Lucas Wesley Turner
Lucas Wesley Turner was born Dec. 11, 1978, in Butler, Mo., the son of Gordon Wesley and Wanda Lee (Diehl) Turner. He passed away Sunday, June 1, 2008, as a result of an automobile accident. He graduated in 1997, from Rich Hill High School and graudated from Pittsburg State University Technical School in 1999...
Kendall Edward Heckadon
Kendall Edward Heckadon was born on Feb. 26, 1988, in Overland Park, Kan. He was the son of Kenny and Linda Heckadon. He passed away on June 1, 2008, as a result of an automobile accident at the age of 20. Kendall attended Rich Hill High School and was a graduate of the class of 2006...
J.C. Brackenridge, 77, died Sunday, June 1, 2008, at his home in El Dorado Springs. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 4, at the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, in Schell City. Visistation will be from 7 to 8 p.m., today, at the funeral home...
Sharon Kay Dissler
Sharon Kay Dissler, 65, of Nevada, passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2008, at St. Luke's Hospital, in Kansas City, Mo., following a lengthy illness. She was born on Dec. 27, 1942, in Nevada, to Lester Keith Cole and Ada Belle Wilson Cole. On Oct. 9, 1965, she was married in Horton to James W. Dissler, and he survives of the home...