Obituaries from August 2008
Butler James Felts Jr.
Butler James Felts Jr., 84, of Lamar, Mo., died at 9:24 p.m., on Aug. 28, 2008, at Freeman Hospital West, in Joplin. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., on Sunday, Aug. 31, at Daniel Funeral Home, in Lamar. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m., on Sunday Aug. 31, at Daniel Funeral Home. Burial will be at Lake Cemetery...
Shirley Faye Gayman, 67, the daughter of Isaac and Lua Mae (Gunsaullus) Gilliland was born Sept. 2, 1940, in Gassville, Ark., and passed from this life on Monday, Aug. 25, 2008. Shirley spent her younger years in Arkansas attending a small country elementary school, then attending high school in Mountain Home, where she graduated in 1958.
Eden Wayne Miler
Eden Wayne Miler, 2 month old infant of Burns, Kan., passed away on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. He was born June 6, 2008, in El Dorado, Kan., to Jaison Melvin Miler and Meghan Elyse Baldwin. Survivors include his mother, Meghan Baldwin, Burns, Kan.; his father, Jaison Miler, Burns, Kan.; one brother, Aries Baldwin, Burns, Kan.; maternal grandmother, Sherri Cook, El Dorado, Kan.; maternal grandfather, Paul Cook, El Dorado, Kan.; paternal grandparents, Daryl and Mary Herren, Bronaugh; paternal great-grandparents, George and Mazy Miler, Nevada, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.. ...
Terry Dale Pettibon
Terry Dale Pettibon, 49, of Nevada, died on Wednesday, Aug. 20. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
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Kelly Fredrick Bradham
Kelly Fredrick Bradham, 61, Nevada, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., following a lengthy illness. He was born Dec. 8, 1946, in Nevada, to Joe and Sibbya Bradham. Kelly graduated from Nevada High School in 1964. ...
Bessie A. Folkner
Bessie A. Folkner, 85, an 8-year resident of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2008. She was born Feb. 15, 1923, in Dustin, Okla., to John A. and Evaline E. Folkner. She was reared in Missouri, and attended school in the Moundville-Bronaugh area. ...
Betty JoAnn Cooper
Betty JoAnn Cooper, age 75, a resident of Richards, Mo., died Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, at her home in Richards, following a cancer illness. She was born May 12, 1933, in Richards, Mo., the daughter of Clyde Rye and Frances V. "Toss" Norris Rye. She married Thomas G. Cooper on Dec. 25, 1949, at Richards. In addition to being a homemaker, Betty had worked for Wal-Mart, in Fort Scott, as head of the clothing department. She was known for helping the elderly of her community...
Beulah Gertrude (Bear) Gill
Beulah Gertrude (Bear) Gill, of Rich Hill, died on Aug. 18, 2008, at the Bates County Memorial Hospital, in Butler. Funeral services will be held on today, at 3 p.m., at Heuser Funeral Home, with pastor Carl Covey officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, in Rich Hill...
Dorothy Todd, 73, Nevada, passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, at the Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio, following a lengthy illness. She was born Jan. 22, 1935,, in Little Rock, Ark. Mrs. Todd lived the last 37 years as a resident of Nevada. She spent her last days in Cleveland, Ohio, with her sister and great-niece, Janice Flauto. ...
Bobby Gene "Bob" Conner
Bobby Gene "Bob" Conner, age 71 of Nevada, passed away suddenly on Friday, Aug. 15, 2008. He was born on June 29, 1937, in Milo, Mo., the first of six children to Robert A. and Helen Mann Conner. He was married to Ila Crum on June 1, 1957, in Nevada, and she survives of the home...
Eula May Holloway
Eula May Holloway, 83, former resident of Burlington, Kan., died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008, at Medicalodge, of Fort Scott. She recently moved to Fort Scott to be near her son, Dr. Randall Hholloway. Funeral arrangements for Eula Hollaway will be announce by the Jones Funeral Home, in Burlington. Local arragenments by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main...
Richard Leroy Harper
Richard Leroy Harper, 84, of rural Fort Scott, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, at Mercy Health Center following a brief illness. Funeral arrangements for Richard Harper will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main.
Clara Rae Beck
Clara Rae Beck, age 69, of Springfield, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, at her home. No memorial services are planned at this time. Ms. Beck was born Dec. 27, 1938, in Stockton, Md., to the late Howard Reaves and Corene Earnest Reaves Johnson. She worked as a waitress and cashier. She was a loving mother and grandmother who always found time for her family and friends...
Katie Estelle Sisseck
Katie Estelle Sisseck, 88, of Liberal, Mo., entered through the gates of heaven on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, at Mercy Hospital, in Fort Scott. She was born on Feb. 8, 1920, in Barton County, Mo., the fourth of six children to Tony Rolando and Sarah Elizabeth Greer Rolando...
James Edward McCormick
James Edward McCormick, 76, Nevada, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., following an illness of several weeks. He was born July 5, 1932, in Bassel, Kan., to Melvin McCormick and Leta Koots McCormick. He was married Nov. 2, 1962, in Santa Monica, Calif., to Iva Marie Anderson and she survives of the home...
Shirley E. Sprenkle
Shirley E. Sprenkle, 92, Lamar, Mo., passed away on Sunday morning, Aug. 10, 2008, at the Truman Healthcare, in Lamar, following a lengthy illness. She was born Jan. 13, 1916, in Franklin, Kan., to Roy E. Murphy and Susie Boggs Murphy. She married Jesse "Lee" Sprenkle on Feb. 27, 1935, in Neosho, Mo., and preceded her in death on Nov. 15, 1982...
Shirley E. Sprenkle
Shirley E. Sprenkle, 92, of Sheldon, died on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008, at Truman Healthcare and Rehab, in Lamar, Mo. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announce later by Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada. View obituary and send condolnces online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
John I. Watts
John I. Watts, age 79 of Nevada, died on Saturday Aug. 9, 2008 at Christian Healthcare of Nevada following a lengthy illness. He was born on Oct. 31, 1928, in Cedar County, to Jess Watts and Florence Behird Watts. On May 15, 1990, he was married to Anna Louise Watts and she survives of the home in Nevada...
Loren Glenn Rinehart
Loren Glenn Rinehart, 77, of Joplin, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, at 4:35 a.m., after a 14 month battle with cancer. Loren was born April 14, 1931, in Lamar, Mo., son of the late Joe H. Rinehart and Jessie M. Still Rinehart. Loren served in the National Guard, and he worked as an accountant for King Press and then Vicker's until his retirement in the mid 1970s. ...
Dale Henry Nichols
Dale Henry Nichols was born to minister George and Suzanna Smith Nichols on Feb. 4, 1933, at Isabella, Okla. He passed away peacefully on Aug. 2, 2008, having reached the age of 75 years. Dale grew up in the Fairview, Okla., area and received his education there. At the age of 13 he gave his heart to the Lord and was baptized into the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite by his father...
Alice Louise (Schlup) Friedli
Alice Louise (Schlup) Friedli, of Harwood, Mo., was born on June 8, 1933, in Plattsburg, Mo., to Bessie (Sims) Schlup and Jesse Schlup. She went to be with her Lord on Aug. 1, 2008, after a lengthy illness. She was united in marriage to Dewyne Henry Friedli on April 12, 1952, in Kansas City, Mo., who survives of the home...
Merlin Delbert Johnson
Merlin Delbert Johnson, 78, Nevada passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., following a lengthy illness. He was born May 25, 1930, in Topeka, Kan., to Louis Edmond Johnson and Gladys Lorie Tunin Johnson. He was married June 24, 1955, in Kansas City, Kan., to Nora M. Selmer-Rogge and she survives of the home...
Betty Jean Gobin
Betty Jean Gobin, 72, of Nevada, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Aug. 16, at First Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Fort Scott National Cemetery. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Evergreen Memorial Chapel...
Ronald Ray McMillan
Ronald Ray McMillan, 70, Wyandotte, Okla., passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, at St. John's Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., following a lengthy illness. He was born Nov. 13, 1937, in Bushnell, S.D., to Allan Roy McMillan and Mabel Alice Hendrickson McMillan. He was married June 16, 1957, in Wyandotte, Okla., to Patricia Schiffbauer and she survives of the home...
Louise Marilyn Bennett
Louise Marilyn Bennett, 64, Joplin, passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at Freeman West Hospital. Louise was born Dec. 9, 1943, in Portland, Ore., daughter of the late Tim Whalen and Lucy Moore Whalen. She moved to the Nevada, area as a young child, attended school there, and graduated from Nevada High School...
Margaret Annetta Allen
Margaret Annetta Allen, age 69, resident of rural Mapleton, Kan., died Saturday, July 26, 2008, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, in Joplin, Mo. She was born May 19, 1939, in Prague, Okla., the daughter of Ennis O' Brien and Ola Gist O'Brien. Margaret married John A. ...
Velma Ruth Gibson
Velma Ruth Gibson, 74, Nevada, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at Freeman West Health Systems, Joplin, Mo., following lengthy illness. She was born June 13, 1934, in Carthage, Mo., to Judson B. Driver and Mary E. Rapp Driver. Ruth graduated from Lamar High School, Lamar, Mo., in 1952. ...