Obituaries from October 2008
Edna Pritchett Klingman
Edna Pritchett Klingman, 81, died Oct. 26, 2008, in Independence, Mo. She is survived by her husband, Roy Klingman; two daughters, Phyllis Eshnauer and Karen Culey; three granddaughters and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 31, at Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon, Mo. Arrangements are under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada...
Marye Adams, 90, Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Nevada, passed away on Friday, Oct.24, 2008, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo., following a sudden illness. She was born June 19, 1918, one of twin daughters to Dr. Joseph M. and Edna Smith Yater...
Max Franklin Watkins
Max Franklin Watkins, 67, Pineville, Mo., formerly of Sheldon, Mo., died Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at his residence. He was born May 28, 1941, in Carthage, Mo. He is survived by his wife Vicki, of the home; two children, Gena and Brandon, both of the state Oklahoma.; one step-son, Jonathan Patterson, Pineville, Mo.; three grandchildren and one step-granddaughter; his mother, Beulah Watkins, Sheldon, Mo.; three sisters, Marge McCarver, Rogers, Ark., Rosa Lee Raynor, Sheldon, Mo.. ...
Jessie Irene Weddle Fix
Jessie Irene Weddle Fix, 92, of Lawrence, Kan., formerly of the Rich Hill, Metz, and Nevada area, died Oct. 23, 2008. Services will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 10:30 a.m., at Heuser Funeral Home, with pastor Bill Cox officiating. Interment will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, in Rich Hill...
Alan Ray Wade
Alan Ray Wade, 56, of Nevada, died Oct. 23, 2008, at St. Luke's Heart Institute, in Kansas City. Alan was born Dec. 13, 1951, to Jim and Helen (Hon) Wade. He always attended Platte County Schools, graduating in 1970. He was president of his senior class and on the football team...
Max Franklin Watkins
Mr. Max Franklin Watkins, 67, of Pineville, Mo, passed away on Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at his residence, with his loving family by his side, following an extended illness. Max began his journey on May 28, 1941, in Carthage, Mo., the son of Cecil and Beulah (Moore) Watkins. ...
Violet Vivian Schneider
Violet Vivian Schneider, 78, formerly of Walker, Mo., died on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at the Schowalter Villa, Hesston, Kan. She was born Nov. 19, 1929, in Montezuma, Kan., to Henry B. and Nettie Unruh Koehn. She married Earl Lee Schneider on June 18, 1967, in Montezuma, Kan., and he survives of Moundridge, Kan...
Martha Nell Roseberry
Martha Nell Roseberry, 86, Moundville, Mo. passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, following a brief illness. She was born Feb. 17, 1922, in Moundville, Mo., to Charles Roseberry and Jessie Tetrick Roseberry. Martha was born and raised in Moundville and at the age of 18 moved to Chicago, Ill., and worked there for 40 years until her retirement. She returned to the Bronaugh, Moundville area in 1985 and lived the remainder of her life there...
Delpha M. Vinyard
Delpha M. Vinyard, 93, Nevada, passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born March 25, 1915, in Marshfield, Mo., to Lee Underhill and Eva Lou Barkley Underhill. She was married June 3, 1931, in Marshfield, Mo., to William Marlin Vinyard and her preceded her in death Jan. 20, 1979...
Martin E. Ross
Martin E. Ross, 56, of Mapleton, Kan., died, Frieday, Oct. 24, 2008, at 10:01 a.m., at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Shawnee Mission, Kan. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel.
Wilma Linn, 89, a resident of rural Bronaugh, Mo., died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, in Joplin, after suffering a stroke while gardening. She was born July 29, 1919, at the family home in Harrison Township, Vernon County, Mo., the daughter of Frank Heitz and Pearl Woody Heitz. ...
Jon Conrad Seifert
Jon Conrad Seifert, age 75, resident of rural Fort Scott, died Thursday Oct. 23, 2008, at Mercy Health Center. He was born Nov. 19, 1932, in Weeping Water, Neb., the son of August William Seifert and Dorothy Delle Wiseman Seifert. He graduated from Weeping Water High School in 1950. ...
Glenda Nell Reedy
Glenda Nell Reedy, 62, Moundville, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, at her home in Moundville. She was born Feb. 16, 1946, in Nevada, to Edward Eugene Hulse and Vida Maxine Gardner Hulse. She married Jerry Reedy on Aug. 2, 1964, in Nevada, and he survives of the home...
Mary Katherine Kelly Meyers
Mary Katherine Kelly Meyers, 86, of Mitchell, S.D., went to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, after a brief illness. Mary was born on Jan. 5, 1922, in Crosby, N.D., to Virgil and Julia Kelly. In 1940, she attended business college in Mankota, Minn. In 1944, Mary began her nusring career by attending cadet nursing training in 1947. On Jan. 4, 1949, she ented into marriage with Maurice "Bud" Meyers...
Don W. Kennedy
Don W. Kennedy, who had a distinguished legal, political, and judicial career in Missouri that spanned almost 50 years, died at his home in Marion, Ky., early Friday, Oct. 10. He was 82. He had been in declining health in recent years, suffering from Parkinson's Disease as well as post-polio syndrome...
Robert Leander Jones
Robert Leander Jones, 80, formerly of Nevada, and Ocala, Fla., passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, in Aurora, Mo. He was born in Nevada to Earl and Marie Tyree Jones. Robert was born and reared in Nevada, and graduated from Nevada, High School in 1946. He lived his entire adult life in Ocala, Fla., where he trained and showed horses. He moved back to Nevada in 2007 and lived the past seven months in Aurora, Mo...
Robert Allen Keller Jr.
Robert Allen Keller Jr., 44, of Nevada, died on Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, at his home in Nevada. He was born on April 20, 1964, in Norwalk, Calif., to Robert Allen Keller Sr. and Paula M. Terrell Keller. On July 19, 1994, he was married to Debbie Jo Holland, in Nevada, and she survives of the home. ...
Robert Wayne Owen
Robert Wayne Owen, 41, of Basehor, Kan., died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Funeral services will be announced by the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel.
Nadene "Joan" Sutton
Nadene "Joan" Sutton, 81, of Guymon, Okla., passed away Friday morning, Oct. 17, 2008, at the Dunaway Manor in Guymon. Private family memorial services will be held at a later time. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bunch-Roberts Funeral Home, of Guymon...
Betty Jean Bernhardt
Betty Jean Bernhardt, 82, formerly of Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, at the Rehab Center of Raymore, Raymore, Mo., following a brief illness. She was born Aug. 28, 1926, in Pittsburg, Kan., to Charles Franklin Witter and Ova Irene Fennimore Witter. She married W. R. Bernhardt in 1946 in Girard, Kan. He preceded her in death in 1992...
Theda Harriet Wilson
Theda Harriet Wilson, 86, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, in Nevada. She was born Oct. 27, 1921, in Nevada, to Harry Vernon Downey and Ora R.E. Hopkins Downey. She married Charles Woodrow Wilson on Oct. 6, 1943, in Nevada, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 9, 1994...
Dr. Inez Vera Lord Byer
Dr. Inez Vera Lord Byer, 81, of Nevada, Missouri passed on Oct. 13, 2008, at home. She was born March 22, 1927, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of George Eliot and Olive (Reeder) Lord. Inez graduated from East High School, in Kansas City, Mo., and from the University of Missouri, Columbia with a B.A., M.A. ...
Dr. Inez Vera Byer
Dr. Inez Vera Byer, 81, Nevada, died Oct. 13, 2008. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., on Friday, Oct. 17, at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, in Nevada. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Evergreen Memorial Chapel, Nevada.
Jerry Willis Fanning
Jerry Willis Fanning, 87, Nevada, passed away on Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, at his home in Nevada. He was born Oct. 28, 1920, in Greenfield, Mo., to Willis Jack Fanning and Bertha Uneeta Freedle Fanning. He married Louise Barr on June 13, 1940, in Greenfield, Mo., and she preceded him in death on April 8, 2000...
Ronald Dwane Johns
Ronald Dwane Johns, 64, of New York City, N.Y., passed away Oct. 6, 2008, in New York City after an eight-year battle with cancer. Ron was born Sept. 5, 1944, in Clinton, Okla., to Doyle D. Johns and Sylvia (Hileman) Johns. His mother preceded him in death in March, 1995. ...
Clarence Harold Nation
Clarence Harold Nation, 76, a resident of Fort Scott, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008, at the Mercy Health Center following a brief illness. He was born Dec. 20, 1931, in Mound City, Kan., the son of Delbert Ottis Nation and Bertha Jane Coffeen Nation. ...
Naomi Lee Newkirk
Naomi Lee Newkirk passed away with her sons by her side after a full and long life and a shorter illness on Sept. 10, 2008. She is survived by her two sons Terence, and Douglas; two wonderful grandchildren Nicole and Tobias, and the newest member of the family, Tobias's wife Nicole. ...
Louella Lipoglav, 80 of Yale, Kan., died at 11:49 a.m., Friday, Oct.10, 2008, at her home following a long illness. She was born Nov. 24, 1927, in Yale, to Charles and Ann (Rehak) Pichler where her parents started Chicken Annie's Original. She attended school in Yale and graduated from the Frontenac High School with the class of 1945...
Jerry Willis Fanning
Jerry Willis Fanning, 87, Nevada, died on Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, at his home in Nevada. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
Juanita Mae Yoke Friesen
Juanita Mae Yoke Friesen, age 86, of Fort Scott, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 ,at Mercy Health Center following a brief illness. She was born Oct. 29, 1921 in LaCueva, N.M., the daughter of George Edgar Yoke and Essie Juanita Waddelow Yoke. She graduated from Fort Scott Community College prior to receiving her nursing degree from Pittsburg State College. ...
William Roger "Bill" Ramsell
William Roger "Bill" Ramsell, 66, the son of William Howard and Jessie Lee (Mace) Ramsell was born Sept. 30, 1942, in Liberty, Mo., passed from this life on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, at Centerpoint Hospital, in Kansas City, Mo. Bill retired from Carter Waters after 27 years of service. ...
Nettie H. Clearwater
Nettie H. Clearwater, age 98, of Osawatomie, Kan., died Oct. 8, 2008, at North Point Skilled Nursing Home in Paola. Nettie was born Jan. 18, 1910, in Linn County, Kan., near LaCygne. She was the second of six children born to Percy Lawrence and Ethel Mae (Poole) Cox. ...
Jarel Dean "J.D." Wilkinson
Jarel Dean "J.D." Wilkinson of Richardson, Texas, formerly of Nevada, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, at Baylor Regional Medical Center in Plano, Texas. He was 83 and suffered from kidney failure. Private cremation and interment will be held later at Lake Cemetery in Lamar, Mo...
Charles V. "Chuck" Acklin
Charles V. "Chuck" Acklin, 56, a longtime Parsons businessman, died at 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, at his home. He was born March 31, 1952, in Evergreen Park, Ill., to Bill and Annabelle (Weber) Acklin. He grew up in the Chicago area, and as a young teenager, moved with his family to Nevada, where he graduated from high school in 1970. He then attended Southwest Missouri State University, in Springfield...
John Curtis Campbell
John Curtis Campbell, 64, Nevada, passed away on Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, at his home in Nevada surrounded by his family following a short illness. He was born December 18, 1943, in Pryor, Okla., to Walter Lee Campbell and Lucybelle Compton Campbell. He married Linda M. Compton on June 10, 1977, in Kansas City, Mo., and she survives of the home...
John C. Campbell
John C. Campbell, 64, of Nevada, died on Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, at his home in Nevada. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada.
Joseph Edward Simon
Joseph Edward Simon, age 90, of Nevada, died on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at the St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin following a short illness. He was born on March 9, 1918, in Vernon County, to Arthur Simon and Edna C. Haynes Simon. He was married to Eloise Virginia Stoller on October 23, 1938 in Girard, Kan., and she preceded him in death on June 4, 1979...
Francis J. "Frank" Davis
Francis J. "Frank" Davis, 76, Nevada, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada. He was born April 25, 1932, in Toledo, Ohio, to Joseph Gandy Davis and Esther Hayes Davis. He married Patricia Ann Burns on Aug. 26, 1981, in Orange, Texas, and she survives of the home...
Mamie Pugh, 100, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, at Christian Healthcare in Nevada. She was born Sept. 18, 1908, the daughter of Homer Nelson and Cora Mae Rippee Nelson in Wright County, Mo. She was first married to Troy G. Callison on June 6, 1935, of which one daughter was born. She was married to Samuel A. Pugh on Oct. 19, 1940. Both husbands preceded her in death...
Shirley Towles, 86, of Fulton, Kan., passed away Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at the Guest Home Estates in Fort Scott, Kan. She was born Oct. 9, 1921, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Karl Theodore and Pauline (Heins) Seested. She married Robert Towles, Feb. 3, 1940, in Topeka, Kan. He preceded her in death March 18, 1996...
Juanita Irene (Wilson) Bales
Juanita Irene (Wilson) Bales, 77, Houston, Texas formerly of Bronaugh, Mo., died Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, at her residence in Houston, Texas. She was born Feb. 19, 1931, in Bolivar, Mo., to Elza Wilson and Sarah Allie Williams Wilson. She was married May 5, 1951, in Nevada, to Billy Mac Bales and he preceded her in death Jan. 2, 2008...
Maynard Emery Thompson
Maynard Emery Thompson, 71, Leavenworth, Kan., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo., following an illness of several weeks. He was born Feb. 15, 1937, in St. Paul, Kan., to Thomas Edward Thompson and Maxine Geraldine Klinefelter Thompson. He married Dixie Lee McGrath on April 19, 1959, in Milo, Mo., and she survives of the home...
Juanita Irene Bales
Juanita Irene Bales, 77, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Vernon County, Mo., died Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, at her home in Houston. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
Richard J. "Dick" Staihr
Richard J. "Dick" Staihr, 86, Nevada, passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, at Christian Health Care, Nevada, following a brief illness. He was born Nov. 8, 1921, in Kansas City, Mo., to Joseph Bernard Staihr and Claire Margaret Gillen Staihr. Richard was reared in Independence, Mo., and graduated from William Chrisman High School. ...