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Obituaries from December 2008

William F. "Bill" Burks (12/30/08)
William F. "Bill" Burks, a 1948 Nevada High School graduate, died unexpectedly Dec. 10, in Albuquerque, N.M., where he and his wife had lived for 44 years. Burks, 78, was president of the Nevada High School class of 1948. He and his wife, the former Susanne Martin, also a 1948 graduate, visited Nevada in October to attend their 60th year class reunion...
Chelsea Lynn To (12/27/08)
Chelsea Lynn To, (pronounced toe) 19, Nevada, died on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, in an automobile accident. She was traveling with Kelly Lee Masters, the love of her life, to visit family and friends in Iowa for the Christmas holiday. She was born Dec. 24, 1988, in Hampton, Iowa, to Thang N. To and Ramona K. Wolff To...
Kelly Lee Masters (12/27/08)
Kelly Lee Masters, 20, Nevada, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2008, due to an automobile accident in Holt, Mo. The love of his life, Chelsea To, was also killed in the accident with him. They both were very devoted to their church, St. Paul Lutheran, of Nevada. Kelly was born on July 20, 1988, in Nevada, to Dennis and Vesta Jadlot Masters...
Ann Elizabeth "Bibby" Henry (12/27/08)
Ann Elizabeth "Bibby" Henry, 91, of Fort Scott, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 24, 2008, at the Mercy Health Center. She was born April 15, 1917, in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Frederick Augustus and Charlotte (McPeters) Baldwin. She was a graduate of Fort Scott High School and Fort Scott Junior College. She had worked at intervals for the Fort Scott Tribune as a proofreader and assistant editor. She was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and of Chapter CA, PEO...
Arthur Lee Armstrong (12/27/08)
Arthur Lee Armstrong, 83, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008, at his home in Nevada following a brief illness. He was born on Oct. 14, 1925, in Nevada, to Commodore Perry Armstrong and Mabel Phillips Armstrong. He married Edith J. Davis in 1984, in Nevada, and she survives of Nevada...
Noah D. Herren (12/23/08)
Noah D. Herren, 66, of Nevada, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Dec. 26, at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, Nevada. Mr. Herren is being cremated. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Evergreen Memorial Chapel. Full obituary infomation at www.evergreenmemorialchapel.com...
Roy Walter Moberg (12/23/08)
Roy Walter Moberg, 84, North Little Rock, Ark., formerly of Nevada, died at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in North Little Rock, Friday, Dec.19, 2008. He was born Dec. 31, 1923, in Fort Scott, to Walter Moberg and Lulu Pearl Thomas Moberg. He married Doris Dennison in 1946 and later married Juanita Johnson July 1, 1987, in Fort Scott, and she survives of the home...
Troy Blaine Miller (12/23/08)
Troy Blaine Miller, 35, Walker, Mo., died at his residence Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008. He was born March 2, 1973, in Nevada, to Jerry and Susan Miller. He was married June 4, 2007, in Nevada, to Aimee N. Govoro and she survives of the home. Troy grew up in Nevada, and attended Nevada schools. He recently graduated from the Missouri Welding Institute in May 2008. He was a life long resident of Vernon County...
Layne Short (12/20/08)
Layne Short, 78, a resident of Kansas City, Mo., passed away Dec. 18, 2008, at his home. He was born in Davenport, Okla., in September of 1930, the son of Ralph L. and Opal E. Short, and moved to Bronson, Kan., at an early age. He graduated from Bronson High School in 1948. ...
John Edwin Evans (12/19/08)
John Edwin Evans, 64, of Lamar, Mo., died at12:10 p.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, at Barton County Memorial Hospital, in Lamar. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 20, at Konantz-Warden Funeral Home Chapel, in Lamar. Burial will be in Clintenville Cemetery in El Dorado Springs Mo. Visitation will be on Friday, Dec. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home...
Edward Theo "Ted" Jennings (12/19/08)
Edward Theo "Ted" Jennings, 79, of Nevada, Mo., formerly of Benton and Hot Springs, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008 at Freeman Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. His death was due to complications of pulmonary disease. He was born June 7, 1929 to the late Edward Theo and Louise Besancon Jennings in Collegeville, Ark. ...
Brenda Amelia Amos (12/17/08)
Brenda Amelia Amos, 44, Nevada, passed away on Dec. 15, 2008, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19, at Ferry Funeral Home. Cremation will, follow. Friends may call now and until the hour of service and the family receives friends from 1-2 p.m., on Friday prior to the service...
Larry White (12/17/08)
Larry White, 59, of Nevada, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2008, at St. John's, in Joplin. A memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m., on Dec. 19, at Evergreen Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Newton Burial Park. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Evergreen Memorial Chapel. View obituary and send condolences online at www.evergreenmemorialchapel.com...
Joyce Irene Menego (12/17/08)
Joyce Irene Menego, 82, the daughter of Vardie "Berk" and Clara Alvina (Young) Henderson was born on Aug. 4, 1927, in Blencoe, Iowa, and passed from this life on Saturday evening, Dec. 13, 2008, at the Cedar County Memorial Hospital, in El Dorado Springs, Mo...
Dora Leona McGee (12/15/08)
Dora Leona McGee, 102, Nevada, died on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada, following a brief illness. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home. View obituary online at ferryfuneralhome.com...
Jayce Menego (12/15/08)
Jayce Menego, age 81, of Walker, Mo., died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, at the Cedar County Memorial Hospital in El Dorado Springs, Mo. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 17, at the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home in Schell City, with a visitation from 10-11 a.m., just prior to the service. Memorials may be given to the Ashli O'Dell Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home and friends may call after 1 p.m., Tuesday at the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral home at (417) 432-1111...
David Scott Tipling (12/15/08)
Scott was born on June 3, 1969, in Kansas City, Mo., and died peacefully in his sleep, on Dec. 2, 2008, in Kansas City, Kan. He attended school in several towns and graduated from high school in 1987, at Rich Hill. During those earlier years, Scott came to know many people from all walks of life. ...
Eldon Gibbs Powell (12/15/08)
Eldon Gibbs Powell, husband of Eileen Leona (Kreienkamp) Powell, son of the late Carter Williams Powell and Eula Elizabeth (Gibbs) Powell of Shamrock, Mo., father of Eula Elizabeth (Powell) Rowland, Eldon Stanley Powell and Eva Jane Powell; father-in-law of Gary David Rowland passed away Dec. 9, 2008, in the Excelsior Springs Convalescent Center in Excelsior Springs, Mo...
Clifford Curry (12/15/08)
Clifford Curry, age 88, of Portage, Wis., died on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, at Divine Savior Hospital. Memorial services will be held at a later date at Portage Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. David Hankins officiating. The Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family...
Charles E. Hennen Jr. (12/12/08)
Charles E. Hennen Jr., 68, of Linn Valley, Kan., died Thrusday, Dec. 11, 2008. Memorial services will be at 1 pm., Saturday, Dec. 20, at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, LaCygne, Kan. Contributions are suggested to the Caldwell Alumni Association, in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.coffelschneider.com...
Colleen "Coco" Masani (12/12/08)
Colleen "Coco" Masani, 36, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada following an illness of a few months. She was born in Redmond, Ore., to Gary Dwayne Estes and Many Lou Thiede Estes. Coco was born in Oregon and reared in California. She came to Nevada in April 2008 and spent the rest of her life here. She was a lover of animals and all things in nature...
Coleen Denise Shadden (12/12/08)
Coleen Denise Shadden, age 5, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, along with her sister Amanda as the result of a house fire. She was born on Oct. 31, 2003, in Nevada, to Ronnie Lee Shadden and Cheryl Denise Edmunds. Coleen was a second year peer model at Cedar Ridge School, Nevada. She participated in soccer and was an avid swimmer. Coleen was a second year student in Jennifer and Lauri's Pre-School...
Amanda Gail Shadden (12/12/08)
Amanda Gail Shadden, age 11, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, along with her sister Coleen as the result of a house fire. She was born on May 6, 1997, in Nevada, to Ronnie Lee Shadden and Cheryl Denise Edmunds. Amanda was a sixth grade student at Nevada Middle School. She was active on the volleyball team, basketball team and band choir. Amanda was an honor student and had not missed a school day for the past four years...
Christina Marie Wrigley Boyd (12/11/08)
Christina Marie Wrigley Boyd, 31, Nevada, passed away on Monday, Dec. 8, 2008, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada following a lengthy illness. She was born Sept. 7, 1977, in Merced, Calif., to Donald C. Wrigley and Katheryn Sue Barker Boyd. Christina was born in California and reared in Vernon County, Mo. ...
William Henry Pitts (12/10/08)
William Henry Pitts, 89, died on Dec. 6, 2008, at the Medicalodge of Nevada. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, in Schell City, with the Rev. Terry Mosher officiating. Interment with military honors were conducted at the Green Lawn Cemetery in Schell City. Funeral arrangements for Mr. Pitts were entrusted to the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, in Schell City...
Warren E. Highley Sr. (12/09/08)
Warren E. Highley Sr., 50, of Milo, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, at Cedar County Memorial Hospital, in El Dorado Springs. Warren was born on July 4, 1958, in Nevada, to Orvan E. Highley and Leoti May Miller Highley. On June 17, 1978, he was married to Sonya K. ...
Robert Lee Martin (12/10/08)
"The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want…" These were words that Robert Lee Martin modeled his life around. Born Sept. 11, 1924 in Paola, Kan., Bob moved with his mother, Hazelle Martin and sister, Myrtle to Vernon County, Mo., where he lived with his grandfather, John T. ...
Kenneth Raymond Swan (12/09/08)
Kenneth Raymond Swan, 89, of Nevada, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008, at Christian Health Care, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. He was born on Dec. 21, 1918, in Richards, Mo., to Oscar Sawn and Nina McCoy Swan, on June 30, 1938, he was married in Liberty, Mo., to Dorothy L. Moberly and she survives of the home...
Hayden Junior Long (12/06/08)
Hayden Junior Long, 47, Nevada, passed away at his home on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008. He was born Feb. 20, 1961, in Tucson, Ariz., to John L. Long and Rosealie M. McNeece Long. He married Michelle Hall on May 21, 1981, and to this marriage three children were born. She survives of Fort Scott, Kan...
Gilbert Eugene "Gene" Brewer (12/03/08)
Gilbert Eugene "Gene" Brewer, 85, Richards, Mo., passed away on Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center in Nevada. He was born on Sept. 22, 1923, in Nevada, to James William Brewer and Linnie Jane Simmons Brewer. He married Alice Hays in 1949 in Bentonville, Ark., and she survives in Independence, Mo. In August 1972, he married Everta Jean Armstrong Patterson and she preceded him in death in November 1979...
Mary Douglas (12/02/08)
Mary Douglas, 80, of Nevada, died on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, at her home. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 10:30 a.m., at Evergreen Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Newton Burial Park. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Evergreen Memorial Chapel. View obituary and send condolences online at www.evergreenmemorialchapel.com...