Obituaries from July 2008
Louise M. Bennett
Louise M. Bennett, age 64, of Joplin, died, on Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at Freeman West Hospital.
The family will conduct a private memorial service at a later date. Cremation arragements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.
Ruth P. Barker
Ruth P. Barker, of El Dorado Springs, Mo., passed away on July 24, 2008, at the Community Springs Health Care Facility. She was born on April 12, 1919, in Walker, Mo., the daughter of Vera and Earl Kramer, and later the big sister of Lewis Earl and Ralph Kramer...
Kay Moss Hamblin,
Kay Moss Hamblin, 74, Nevada, died July 27, 2008, at the Barone Alzheimer Care Center, in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born Dec. 28, 1933, to Carson and Kathryn Moss. Kay married William R. Hamblin Jr. on June 28, 1952, and he preceded her in death on June 27, 1986...
Bobby Jones, 50, of Uniontown, Kan., died Friday morning as the result of a vehicle accident. Arrangements are incomplete at this time, and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
Dorothy Louise DeCoudres
Dorothy Louise DeCoudres, age 90, of Fort Scott, Kan., died Friday, July 25, 2008, at Fort Scott Medicalodge. She was born Feb. 11, 1918, in Fort Scott the daughter of Thomas Secrest and Rosa Belle Allen Secrest. Dorothy married Clayton E. DeCoudres on Jan. ...
Ella Mae Brooks
Ella Mae Brooks, 74, Nevada, lost her battle to leukemia on July 23, 2008, at her home. She was born June 12, 1934, in Bloomfield, Neb., to Oran Everett and Bonavie Emalyne (LaFarge) Burrus. She married Nelson Ray Brooks on June 27, 1953, at the Methodist Church in Hume, Mo., and he survives of the home...
Joseph William Gloodt
Joseph William Gloodt, age 59, of Nevada, died on Saturday, July 19, 2008, at his home in Nevada following a lengthy illness. He was born on Sept. 10, 1948, in Belleville, Ill., to Alvin J. Gloodt and Ruth Ann Akermann Gloodt. Joe grew up in Amarillo, Texas, and attended Paloduro High School. ...
Mary Ola Buckles
Mary Ola Buckles, age 83, formerly of the Walker and Schell City areas died on Friday, July 18, 2008, at Christian Health Care in Nevada following a lengthy illness. She was born on March 4, 1925, in Stotesbury, Mo., to Henry Lawrence Bloesser and Kittie Frances Martin Bloesser. On Dec. 19, 1943, she was married to Emmett Lewis Buckles and he preceded her in death in 1978...
Violet Garber, 96, Rural Montevallo, Mo., departed life's journey Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at Cedar County Memorial Hospital, El Dorado Springs, Mo., following a brief illness. She was born Dec. 17, 1911, in Cedar County, Mo., to Richard Brasher and Bessie Mann Brasher. Mrs. Garber married Otis S. Garber in 1934 and had lived on the Garber family century farmstead near Montevallo for more than 74 years. He preceded her in death in May of 1991...
Delton V. Armstrong
Delton V. Armstrong, 85, Jefferson City, Mo., formerly of Nevada, Mo., passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2008, at the Capital Regional Medical Center, Jefferson City, Mo.. He was born June 9, 1923, in Joplin, Mo., to Delton V. Armstrong and Wilma Irene Wood Armstrong. He married Norma Lee Brown on Jan. 3, 1944, in Encino, Calif., and she survives of the home...
Jason Dewayne King
Jason Dewayne King, age 62, resident of Redfield, Kan., died early Friday, July 11, 2008, at Mercy Health Center, Fort Scott. Funeral arrangements for Jason Dewayne King will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel.
Elmer William Sass
Elmer William Sass, 97, of Nevada, passed away on Friday, July 11, 2008, at Barone Alzheimer Care Center, in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. He was born March 8. 1911, in Bloomington, Ill., to Ernest A. Sass and Emily Marie Ploeger Sass. He married Clara Edwards, on March 8, 1946, in Fort Scott, and she preceded him in death on May 2, 2001...
Bonita "Bonnie" Yoke Cook
Bonita "Bonnie" Yoke Cook, age 75, passed away July 10, 2008. She is preceded in death by son, Jeffery Allan Yoke, and husband Samuel T. Cook. She is survived by daughters, Gayle (Dickie) Adkins, of Franklin, and Angela Yoke Payne and by brother Roger Cummings, of Fort Scott, Kan...
Jimmie Sue May Fawcett
Jimmie Sue May Fawcett, 61, a former resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died May 12, 2008, in Miami, Fla., as the result of a water accident. She was born Sept. 11, 1946, in El Dorado Springs, Mo., the daughter of Clarence Cleo "Jim" May and Georgia E. Flack May. ...
Melissa Renee Speer Jackson
Melissa Renee Speer Jackson, age 32, a resident of Fort Scott, died Thursday, July 10, 2008, at the Mercy Health Center Emergency Room. She was born Dec. 12, 1975, in Midwest City, Okla., the daughter of Johnny Kenneth Speer Sr. and Pamela Kay Cooper Speer. Melissa was a 1994 graduate of the Uniontown High School. She had worked as a clerk for various convenience stores as well as in the restaurant of the Fort Scott Sale Barn. She attended the Bethel Community Church...
Jerden E. Dunfield
Jerden E. Dunfield, 69, Nevada, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at Olathe Medical Center, of Olathe, Kan. He was born Nov. 4, 1938, in Nevada, to William Brown Dunfield and Opal Leora Wright Dunfield. Mr. Dunfield was born and raised in Nevada and attended Nevada High School. ...
Ricky Bryan Boyd
Ricky Bryan Boyd, 54, of Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at Freeman West Health System, in Joplin, Mo., following a sudden illness. He was born Dec. 25, 1953, in Nevada, to Murl Wilfor and Lois Mae Bryan Boyd. Ricky was born and reared in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School. He made his living as a baker and also managed rentals for many years. He was a member of the Boy Scouts as a youth and the Eagles Lodge No. 3770...
Jesse Monroe Neal
Jesse Monroe Neal, 32, of Joplin, Mo., passed away Sunday, July 6, 2008, as a result of an automobile accident in Barton County, Mo. He was born May 4, 1976, in Nevada. He was married to Camie Jean Evans on Oct. 1, 2004, in Miami, Okla. Jesse grew up in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School. ...
Matthew Edgar Leer
Matthew Edgar Leer, 26, of Nevada, passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2008, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. He was born Dec. 18, 1981, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Alfred Henry Leer and Denise Lynn Waddle Leer. He married Terah Lynn McKnight on May 7, 2007, in Miami, Okla., and she survives of the home...
Donald Walter Dennison
Donald Walter Dennison, age 78, formerly of Nevada, died on July 5, 2008, at the Indian Meadows Healthcare Center, in Overland Park, Kan., following a lengthy illness. He was born on Oct. 31, 1929, in Butler, Mo., to Homer William Dennison and Mamie Cecil Pauley Dennison. ...
Bryan Todd Bryson
Bryan Todd Bryson, 34, Walker, Mo., passed away Friday, July 4, 2008, at his residence following a brief illness. He was born November 11, 1973 in El Dorado Springs, Mo., to Gordon Howard Bryson and Jaqueline Marie Spencer Bryson. Bryan was born in El Dorado Springs, Mo., and spent most of his life in California. He made his living in construction...
Kelsey Marie Golden
Kelsey Marie Golden, 1-year-old daughter of James Golden and Victoria Harding Golden, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, July 2, at the Bates County Memorial Hospital, in Butler, Mo. Funeral services for Kelsey Marie Golden will be announced by the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel...
Dorothy Irene Fisher
Dorothy Irene Fisher, age 81, a resident of Moran, Kansas, died Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at the Moran Manor Nursing Home in Moran. She grew up in Bronson, Kan., and graduated from Bronson High School with the class of 1944. On March 13, 1947, she married Russell Elvis Fisher and they lived in Moran, Kan., until 2007 when they both had to move to the Moran Nursing home because of their health. ...
Larry Raymond Wymore
Larry Raymond Wymore, 59, Nevada, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2008, at St. John's Health System, Springfield, Mo., following a brief illness. He was born October 23, 1958 in Ottumwa, Iowa, to Carl Raymond Wymore and Maxine Moore Wymore. He was married June 6, 1978, in Miami, Okla., to Shirley Ann Weddell and she survives of the home...
Draven Shade Leemaster
Draven Shade Leemaster, of Nevada, born June 20, 2008, died Monday, June 30. Services will be held today, July 3, at 2:30 p.m., at Evergreen Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be today at 9 a.m., until time of the services. Burial will be at Wagner Cemetery. View obituary and send condolences online at www.evergreenmemorialchapel.com...
Margaret Jeanette Warren
Margaret Jeanette Warren, 90, St. Paul, Minn., formerly of Nevada, passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2008, at St. Anthony Park Home in St. Paul. She was born March 3, 1918, in Nevada, the first and only child of Hubert and Mary Prewitt Coons. A baby sister died shortly after birth in 1922. ...
Wayne Allen Kenney
Wayne Allen Kenney was born May 16, 1940, the son of Marvin and Gladys (McQuitty) Kenney, at the family home west of Rich Hill. He passed away Sunday, June 29, 2008, at his home of pancreatic cancer. Wayne attended school and was a graduate of Rich Hill High School, class of 1958...
Margaret J. Warren
Margaret J. Warren, 90, of St. Paul, Minn., formerly of Nevada, died on Sunday, June 29, 2008, at St. Anthony Park Home, in St. Paul, Minn. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
Antonia "Toni" Lowe
Antonia "Toni" Lowe, 84, of Harwood, Mo., passed away at her home on June 28, 2008. She was born Nov. 5, 1923, in Kiev, Russia, the daughter of Andrea Marveenh and Anna Stpanova Fedorhenko. Toni was 13 years old when she came home from school one day and was picked up by the Germans. ...