Obituaries from November 2008
Raymond A. Mapes
Raymond A. Mapes, age 43, a resident of Pittsburg, Kan., died Friday morning, Nov. 28, 2008, at Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center, in Pittsburg. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
Eldon Allen Williams
Eldon Allen Williams, 82, Independence, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo., following an illness of a few weeks. He was born Dec. 5, 1925, in Vernon County, Mo., to Elbert Byron Williams and Thelma Fergus Williams. He married Betty Mooney on Oct. 8, 1949, in Kansas City, Mo., and she survives of the home...
Corey Leon "Tooie" Martin
Corey Leon "Tooie" Martin, 17, Nevada, passed away as the result of an automobile accident on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008. He was born Oct. 28, 1991, in Kansas City, Kan., to David Lee Martin and Tonia Rana Garrett Martin. Corey grew up in Nevada. He was a junior in the Nevada High School Class of 2010. He was a past member of the FFA and Richard's 4-H. He enjoyed hunting and fishing...
Emily Ann DeBrine
Emily Ann DeBrine, 15 years young, of Nevada, died Nov. 26, 2008. She was involved in an automobile collision on 54 Highway, near Deerfield, Mo. Emily was the passenger in a truck driven by Corey Martin, 17 years young, of the Nevada/Deerfield area. The two were traveling westbound on 54 Highway, when a head-on collision shattered the lives of two of Nevada's best and brightest teenagers...
Eldon Allen Williams
Eldon Allen Williams, 82, Independence, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. View obituary and send condolences online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Martha Tywanna Shaw
Martha Tywanna Shaw, 65, of El Dorado Springs, Mo., formerly of Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008. Martha was born on Jan. 5, 1943, the daughter of Jake and Eula Julian Shaw. Tywanna, as she was known by most friends and family, worked at Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada, for many years as a CNA and then moved on to Key Work Clothes, in Nevada...
William Woods "Woody" Workman
William Woods "Woody" Workman, of Liberal, Mo., died Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, at St. John's Hostpital, in Joplin. Services were held Monday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m., at the Liberal Community Center, in Liberal. According to Mr. Workman's wishes, he was cremated and a celebration of his life was held...
Homer Asbury Ellis Jr.
Homer Asbury Ellis Jr., age 82 of Nevada passed away on Friday, November 21, 2008 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., following a short illness. He was born on Sept. 22, 1926, in Nevada to Homer A. Ellis Sr. and Lillie Pearl Ruddick Ellis. Homer was married in 1950 to LaUna Jean Houchin and she preceded him in death in 1982. He was married to Nancy Prideaux in 1984 and she survives in Louisburg, Kan...
Larry Lynn Schwartz
Larry Lynn Schwartz, 69, Sheldon, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, following an illness of one month. He was born May 27, 1939, in Haigler, Neb., to Norval Fredrik Schwartz and Gladys Goldie Gerdes Schwartz. He married Patricia Iline Houdeshell on Aug. 24, 1958, in Nevada, and she survives of the home...
Larry Lynn Schwartz
Larry Lynn Schwartz, 69, Sheldon, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., following an illness of one month. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada...
May F. Peterson
May F. Peterson, 84, Carthage, Mo., passed away on Nov. 6, 2008, in Richards, Mo., at the home of her daughter Lorine. She was born in Wakonda, S.D., on March 27, 1924, to Willoughby and Martha (Hackett) Hall. She grew up in the Wakonda area. She married Laurence A. Peterson on April 3, 1946, in Pipestone, Minn., and they farmed in the Salem-Montrose area...
Naomi J. Carr
Naomi J. Carr, 86, of Rich Hill, died Nov. 14, 2008, at Christian Health Care, Nevada. Funeral services will be held today, at 10:30 a.m., at the Heuser Funeral Home, with the family receiving friends at 9:30 a.m., until the time of service. The family suggests memorial contributions to the McGennis Youth Care Center or the Rich Hill United Methodist Church, in care of Heuser Funeral Home. Interment in Green Lawn Cemetery, in Rich Hill...
Clara Ellen McBride Owens
Clara Ellen McBride Owens, 104, Nevada, passed away on Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, Mo. She was born Oct. 18, 1904, in Brown Springs, Mo., to Gideon McBride and Amanda Hale McBride. She married "E.J." Dutch Owens on May 18, 1945, in Oswego, Kan. He preceded her in death on March 31, 1959...
Bonnie Corene Johnson
Bonnie Corene Johnson, 91, Stockton, a homemaker, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, at Christian Health Care, Nevada. She was born May 25, 1917, in rural Polk County, the third of eight children born to Lewis Preston and Oma Jane (Gannaway) Earnest. She accepted Christ as her savior when she was a young lady, while attending a revival at Fairview Missionary Baptist Church in rural Cedar County. ...
Gordon H. Chrisenberry Jr.
Gordon was born Feb. 13, 1925, in Nevada, Mo., the son of Gordon Harold Chrisenberry Sr. and Hazel Gossett Chrisenberry. He attended school in Nevada, graduating from high school in 1943. He entered the United States Army in June of 1944, serving about 3 years in Italy. After returning home, Gordon joined the Missouri National Gaurd, retiring in 1984 as a 1st Lieutenant...
James Newton Coonce
James Newton Coonce died on Nov. 8, 2008. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m., at Heuser Funeral Home, in Rich Hill. Robert Eberhardt and Jon Platte officiated. Interment was in Papinville Cemetery, in Papinville, Mo. Arrangements by Heuser Funeral Home, in Rich Hill...
Edna Irene Ramage
Edna Irene Ramage, 79, of Rich Hill, passed away, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, at her home. Edna was born April 3, 1929, to Robert and Grace (Cramer) Spawn, in Amoret, Mo. She attended first and second grades in Mulberry Country School, later moving to Rich Hill, and graduating from Stotesbury High School...
Leoti May Clark
Leoti May Clark, age 76, of Nevada, died on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. She was born on Aug. 15, 1932, in rural Cedar County to Claude Henry Miller and Lila Mae Coale Miller. She was married in 1952 to Orvan Highley and to this union her three children were born. On May 27, 1986, she was married to Delbert Lynn Clark and he preceded her in death on July 7, 2007...
Sarah Jane Bailey
Sarah Jane Bailey, 87, of Nevada, passed away Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at Moore-Few Care Center. Sarah was born on May 7, 1921, to Jay Monroe and Laura Bell Beaver. She was welcomed by brothers, Floyd and Lester Beaver and one sister, Ruby Burnett. In the 1940's, she married Roy Junior Minnis and they had two sons, Kenneth Gene and Victor Lee Minnis. In 1964, Sarah married Henry Bailey and through this union along with Joe Edwin Bailey, they became family...
Billy Jack Coverdale
Billy Jack Coverdale, 23, Brunswick, Ga., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, in Brunswick, Ga. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. View obituary and send condolences online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Harold Gray, of Washington, D.C., died on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008. Services will be held at Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Ave., northwest, Washington, D.C., 20016, on Sunday Nov. 9, at 3 p.m. Interment will be in Columbia Gardens Cemetery, on Monday Nov. 10, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, friends may donate to the church, Meals on Wheels, Potomac River Jazz Club, or The Association of Oldest Inhabitants...
Adam Thomas Pettibon
Adam Thomas Pettibon, infant son of Jami and Larry Pettibon, passed away at St. Luke's Hospital, in Kansas City, on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008. Adam was born at St. Luke's on Oct. 24, 2008. Survivors include his parents, Larry and Jami; three brothers, Trevor Pettibon, Cody Gunder, and Ian Pettibon; grandparents, Dwight and Glennie Kinnett, of El Dorado Springs, and Rudy and Kathy Spann, of Nevada; great-grandparents, Harry and Dorothy Hamilton, of Nevada, Betty Kinnett, of Lebanon, Glennie Walden, of Springfield, and Kay Walden, of Lee's Summit; Uncle R.J. ...
Juanita Rose Donnelly
Juanita Rose Donnelly, 95, Nevada, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. She was born Nov. 27, 1912, in Kansas City, Kan., to Ulysses Knapp and Elizabeth Emily Wilson Knapp. She married Buford E. Donnelly on Nov. 7, 1939, in Olathe, Kan., and he preceded her in death in 1965...
Cecil C. McKenzie
Cecil C. McKenzie, 88, Nevada, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, in Joplin, Mo., following a short illness. He was born July 24, 1920, near Liberal, Mo., to Roy Ralph McKenzie and Ola Nettie Overstreet McKenzie. He married Mable Ruth Shields on June 7, 1941, in Harrisonville, Mo., and she preceded him in death in 1997...
Wallace Lyndon Darling
Wallace Lyndon Darling, 84, of Fort Scott, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, at Mercy Hospital, Fort Scott. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
Edward C. Call
Edward C. Call, 74, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m., on Sunday, Nov. 2, at DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Chapel, in Wichita, Kan. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m., on Monday, Nov. 3, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wichita. Memorials with Harry Hynes Hospice and St. Joseph Catholic Church. Arrangements by DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mourtuary...
Edith Elizabeth Heathman
Edith Elizabeth Heathman, age 99, of Nevada, passed away Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 at her home. Edith was born May 26, 1909, in Granis, Ark., the fifth child of Joseph Wesley and Millie Bell. Edith moved with her family to Richards, Mo., by wagon. Edith remembered the first automobile in Richards, owned by the town doctor. Edith remarked that she was born before women were allowed to vote...