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Obituaries from January 2009

Doris Lee "Dori" Robinson (01/31/09)
Doris Lee "Dori" Robinson, 79, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, in Denton, Texas, surrounded by her family. She was born Doris Lee Mock, Sept. 12, 1929, in Kansas City, Mo., daughter of George Edward and Corrine Frances Hale Mock. She was a graduate of Shawnee Mission North High School in 1947, and St. ...
Henrietta Louise Walters (01/31/09)
Henrietta Louise Walters, 90, beloved mother, passed away peacefully, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at her home in Bronson, Kan. She was born Feb. 15, 1918, in Great Falls, Mont., the daughter of Myron Truesdell and Mary Lorinda Pembereton Truesdell. Mrs. Walters enjoyed sewing and cooking...
Hazel M. West (01/31/09)
Hazel M. West, 93, or Rich Hill, passed away on Jan. 30, 2009, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Monday, Feb. 2, at 11 a.m., at the First Christian Church, with burial in the Green Lawn Cemetery, in Rich Hill. The family will receive friends Sunday, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., at the Heuser Funeral Home. The family suggests memorial contributions to First Christian Church, or Rich Hill Memorial Library in care of Heuser Funeral Home...
Iva Irene Bley (01/31/09)
Iva Irene Bley, 91, resident of Fort Scott, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at Mercy Health Center. She was born April 15, 1917, in Sheridan, Iowa, the daughter of Leonard Augusta Pottorff and Dollie Marker Pottorff. She married Charley Bley on April 5, 1956, in Fort Scott. ...
Ruth Laura (DeShazo) Sims (01/31/09)
Ruth Laura (DeShazo) Sims, 96, of El Dorado Springs, passed away on Jan. 28, 2009, at Community Springs Healthcare. She was born March 3, 1912, in St. Clair County to Frank E. and Bessie E. DeShazo. Ruth grew up in St. Clair County the eldest of nine children. She was united in marriage to Johnnie Ray Sims, on Oct. 1, 1932. To this union one daughter, Esther Ann, was born...
Sharon Sue (Jacobs) Dawson (01/30/09)
Sharon Sue (Jacobs) Dawson, Milo, passed away peacefully while surrounded by many of her loved ones on Jan. 21, 2009, at St. John's Medical Center, after a lengthy illness. Sharon was born on Jan. 2, 1949, to parents Victor V. and Mildred M. (Redburn) Jacobs. ...
Russell Don Robb (01/30/09)
Russell Don Robb, 89, of Uniontown, Kan., died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at the Mercy Health Center of Fort Scott. He was born Oct. 16, 1919, in Xenia, Kan., the son of Jesse and Geneva Jean (Stevenson) Robb. He married Vineta R. Potter Nov. 6, 1942, in Fort Scott, Kan. She survives of the home...
Dennis Grady Dean (01/30/09)
Dennis Grady Dean, 57, Moundville, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin following a brief illness. He was born on May 10, 1951, in Del Rio, Texas, to Booth Gardy Dean and Wilma Geraldine Harris Dean...
George Andrew Gilmore (01/29/09)
George Andrew Gilmore, 85, Adrian, Mo., formerly of Milo, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, at St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo., following a sudden illness. He was born March 26, 1923, in Milo, to Reuben Andrew Gilmore and Harriet Marie Fenton Gilmore. He married Mary L. Wells on June 9, 1964, in Milo, and she survives of the home in Adrian...
Retha Jean (Peel) Crane (01/28/09)
Retha Jean (Peel) Crane, 81, of Wichita, Kan., retired Southwestern Bell supervisor of operator services, passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009. Services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, at Downing & Lahey Mortuary East; graveside service 2 p.m., Thursday, at Rosedale Cemetery, in rural Chanute...
Joe L. Mills (01/24/09)
Joe L. Mills, 82, passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Mills in 2008. Joe is survived by his children, Jerry Lee (Marietta) Mills, Jane Lynn Irsik, and Marshall Joe (Lynette) Mills; stepson, Gregory (Ann) Saindon; sister, Fay Wellington; 18 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren...
Denzel W. "Tinker" Hamilton (01/24/09)
Denzel W. "Tinker" Hamilton, age 73, of Warsaw, Mo., passed away Friday afternoon, Jan. 16, 2009, at his home. He was born in Stockton, Mo., on July 30, 1935, the son of Harlen and Laverne Hyder Hamilton. He grew up in Stockton, Mo. On Oct. 11, 1953. he was united in marriage to Carol Sue Beeson. On Nov. 25, 1953, he was inducted into the United States Army. For two years he was stationed at Fort Riley, Kan., and Fort Knox, Ky. He was discharged on Nov. 25, 1955...
Hunter Eugene Davidson (01/24/09)
Hunter Eugene Davidson, infant son of Resa K. Davidson, was stillborn Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, at Mercy Health Center. Survivors include his mother, Resa Kathleen Davidson, Redfield, Kan.; maternal grandparents, Bryan and Tammy Davidson, Redfield; paternal great-grandparents, Donna Davidson and Clarence Williams, both of Mapleton, Kan.; four uncles, Travis Davidson, Ty Davidson, Cody Davidson and Barry Button; two aunts, Dana Button and Angela Burns; and two cousins, Alissa and Alex Button. ...
Sharon Sue Dawson (01/23/09)
Sharon Sue Dawson, 60, of Milo, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 10:30 a.m., at Evergreen Memorial Chapel. Burial will be on a later date. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Evergreen Memorial Chapel...
Stephen Paul Crouse (01/21/09)
Stephen Paul Crouse, 62, of Bronaugh, died at 5:30 a.m., on Nov. 14, 2008, in Springfield, Mo. A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, at the Bronaugh Baptist Church, in Bronaugh. Cremation took place at Springfield Mortuary...
Floyd Rudolph Parmenter (01/21/09)
Floyd Rudolph Parmenter, 62, of El Dorado Springs passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, in the Community Springs Healthcare Facility in El Dorado Springs after a lengthy ordeal with Alzheimer's disease. He is survived by his wife Carol; sister-in-law Sue Gesler, of Granda Hills, Calif.; and brother-in-law Andy Wright, of Northville, Mich.; and two nieces...
Cathy "CC" Wood (01/20/09)
Cathy "CC" Wood, 45, of Butler, formerly of Nevada, died Saturday, Jan. 17, at Bates County Memorial Hospital, in Butler. Cremation memorial services will be held 7 p.m., on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m., on Wednesday, immediately prior to services at the chapel...
Walter N. Ewing (01/20/09)
Walter N. Ewing, 82, Nevada, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, at Barone Alzheimer Care Center in Nevada following a lengthy illness. He was born Aug. 24, 1926, in Ault, Colo., to Clem and Geneva Newman Ewing. He married Ruth Anna Scott on July 10, 1959, in Miami, Okla., and she survives of the home...
Ruby Frances Middaugh (01/20/09)
Ruby Frances Middaugh, 95, Raymore, Mo., formerly of Nevada, passed away Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, at the Rehabilitation Center of Raymore following a lengthy illness. She was born March 13, 1913, in Schell City, Mo., to Archie V. Nichols and Iva J. Martin Nichols. She was married Dec. 1, 1929, in Schell City, Mo., to Homer T. Wallen and he preceded her in death February of 1984. She later married Glen B. Middaugh Nov. 27, 1984, and he died in 1992...
Dr. Guy I. Akers (01/17/09)
Glenn R. Maupin (01/18/09)
Glenn R. Maupin, 94, of Fort Scott, died early Friday morning at the Mercy Health Center. He was born July 30, 1914, in Fort Scott, the son of Glenn Ray and Jennie Erma (Schnaible) Maupin. He married Helen M. Huffine Oct. 17, 1937, in the First United Methodist Church, in Fort Scott...
David Allan Lind (01/16/09)
David Allan Lind, 68, died Jan. 12, 2009. A private family service will be held. Funeral services are under the direction of Herman-Lohmeyer Funeral Home, in Springfield, Mo.
Jeanne Morrison (01/15/09)
Jeanne Morrison, 76, of Lee's Summit, Mo., died Jan., 12, 2009, at her home in Lee's Summit. Funeral services and family information will be announce later by Heuser Funeral Home, in Rich Hill.
Irma Jean Perry (01/15/09)
Irma Jean Perry, 82, of Rich Hill, died Jan. 13, 2009, at her home. Memorial services will be held Friday, Jan. 16, at 1 p.m., at the Heuser Funeral Home, in Rich Hill. The family suggest memorial contributions to the Papinville Cemetery, in care of Heuser Funeral Home. Private burial will be in Papinville Cemetery...
Harvy Milton Ritter (01/14/09)
Harvy Milton Ritter, of Neodesha, Kan., died Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at the Golden Keys Nursing Home. He was 80. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., today, at the United Methodist Church, under the direction of Penwell-Gabel Loran Fawcett Chapel. The Rev. Kris Brinlee will officiate. Interment will be at 3 p.m., today, at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, near Dederick, Mo...
Donna Marie Schnichels (01/13/09)
Donna Marie Schnichels, 49, of Fort Scott, died Saturday morning, Jan. 10, 2009, at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. She was born Oct. 17, 1959 in Fort Scott. Funeral services for Donna will be 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, with burial following at the Centerville Cemetery in Devon, Kan. ...
Georgia O'dell Key Baldwin (01/13/09)
Georgia O'dell Key Baldwin passed from this life at 90 years, and three months on Jan. 7, 2009. Georgia was born on Oct. 7, 1918, the oldest of Seth Thomas and Bertha Carolina (Klumpp) Key in Pashaw, rural Vernon County. On Feb. 3, 1940, she married the love of her life Kenneth Leon Baldwin. They were blessed with three sons: Connie Leon, Gerald (Jerry) LeRoy, and Randall (Randy) Keith...
Gertrude Christianna Heitz (01/13/09)
Gertrude Christianna Heitz, 79, died peacefully in her sleep at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center, in Nevada, on Jan. 9, 2009, after a lengthy illness. She was born Nov. 8, 1929, at Neustadt/Aisch, West Germany, the daughter of innkeeper Andreas Steinle and Augusta Marguarita Ficht. Gertrude attended public schools in Neustadt while growing up and later attended two-year academy for young girls in a nearby town...
Ruth Norine Phillips (01/13/09)
Ruth Norine Phillips, 92, daughter of Robert Preston and Ruth Elnora Hill Moberly, was born Sept. 24, 1916, and passed away Jan. 9, 2009, at Community Springs Nursing Home, in El Dorado Springs. On Nov. 10, 1935, she was united in marriage to Frank Phillips, in Nevada. She was a homemaker and spent most of her life in Vernon County until their retirement in 1976, when they moved to El Dorado Springs...
Jean Leigh (01/13/09)
Jean Leigh, 79, Nevada, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center in Nevada where she had resided for more than a year. She was born on Feb. 12, 1929, in Miami, Okla., the daughter of Quinten Shellhammer and Faye Hudson Shellhammer. She married Charles Wesley Leigh in Nevada in 1948, and he preceded her in death in 1994...
Leroy Zehr (01/10/09)
Leroy Zehr, 75, Nevada, passed away on Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at his home in Nevada following a lengthy illness. He was born March 9, 1933, in Neosho, Mo., to Raymond Eugene Zehr and Emma Lee Tuggle Zehr. He married Shirley A. Perry on Dec. 3, 1955, in North Kansas City, Mo., and she survives of the home...
Leslie Craig Hill (01/09/09)
Leslie Craig Hill, 56, of Springdale, died Jan. 6, 2009, at Washington Regional Medical Center, in Fayetteville, Ark. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, at Sisco Funeral Chapel, in Springdale, with the Rev. Stacy Billins officating. Burial will be at a later date...
Raymond "Cairl" Mills (01/09/09)
Raymond "Cairl" Mills, 84, of Lamar, died at 12:15 p.m., on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at Barton County Memorial Hospital, in Lamar. Funeral services will be held today, at 2 p.m., at Konantz-Warden Funeral Home Chapel, with Lonnie Pennell officiating. Interment will be in Lake Cemetery, in Lamar. Memorials may be given to the donor's choice, or the Arthritis Foundation...
Donald Eugene Leatherman (01/09/09)
Donald Eugene Leatherman, age 81, former resident of Vernon County, Mo., and more recently of Fort Scott, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at the Mercy Health Center Emergency Room. He was born Sept. 2, 1927, in Arcadia, Kan., the son of Otis Leatherman and Pearl Lahman Leatherman. ...
Henry George Flessner (01/08/09)
Henry George Flessner, the son of George and Anne (Buenting) Flessner, was born on Nov. 1, 1935, in Rockford, Iowa. He grew up in the Floyd County, Iowa, area, and graduated from Rockford High School in 1954. He attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, and graduated from Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa, in 1962. ...
Maxine West (01/07/09)
Maxine West, 78, of Rich Hill, died on Jan. 5, 2009, at the Bates County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held today, at 2 p.m., at the Heuser Funeral Home, in Rich Hill, with burial at the Greenlawn Cemetery. The family received friends on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m...
Charles H. Skoff (01/07/09)
Charles H. Skoff, of Rich Hill, died on Jan. 2, 2009. Funeral services were held on Jan. 5, at 11 a.m., at Heuser Funeral Home, in Rich Hill, with Bill Perkey officiating. Interment was at Green Lawn Cementery, in Rich Hill, Mo. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Heuser Funeral Home, in Rich Hill, Mo...
Janice LaDene Robertson (01/07/09)
Janice LaDene Robertson, 80, Nevada, passed away on Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at her home in Nevada. She was born Aug. 14, 1928, in Kansas City, Mo., to Earl Berry and Carrie Long Berry. She married Wayne F. Robertson in 1964 and he preceded her in death in 1991...
Donald Edward Davison (01/07/09)
Donald Edward Davison, 68 of Fayetteville, Ark., formerly of Butler, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 5, 2009 at Fayetteville City Hospital Nursing Center in Fayetteville, Ark. He was born June 29, 1940, to Milton and Goldie Richardson Davison in Long Lane, Mo...
Stella May Wehar (01/07/09)
Stella May Wehar, 71, a resident of rural Fort Scott, died early Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at her home following a lengthy illness. She was born Feb. 8, 1937, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Robert Rivers Holt and Dora Agnes Moore Holt. Stella father died when she was 8 and she was reared by her mother and Thad West. ...
Barbara May Morrow Crane (01/07/09)
Barbara May Morrow Crane, 69, passed away at St. John's hospital, in Springfield, Mo., on Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, after a long struggle with emphysema and other health problems. Barbara was born near Fort Scott (in Bourbon County), on Feb. 11, 1939, to Clarence Norman Morrow, of Lamar, Mo., and Mildred Blanche Tyler Morrow, of El Dorado Springs, both deceased. ...
Harold Franklin Carpenter (01/06/09)
Harold Franklin Carpenter, 94, Nevada, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at the Barone Alzheimer's Care Center in Nevada following a brief illness. Harold was born on Sept. 10, 1914, in Oskaloosa, Kan., to Harry Lloyd Carpenter and Jessie Marcella Carpenter. He married Ollie Maurine Smith on Dec. 23, 1939, in Nevada, and she preceded him in death in 1991...
John D. Taylor (01/03/09)
John D. Taylor, 53, a resident of Fort Scott, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at the Skaggs Hospital in Branson, Mo., following a lengthy cancer illness. Pastor Ron Woody will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 5, in the First Southern Baptist Church. ...
Richard Morris Farr (01/03/09)
Funeral services for Richard Morris Farr, a former Fort Scott resident, will be held Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at 2 p.m., at the Weng Funeral Chapel, Jasper, Mo., with visitation at 1:30 p.m. Richard passed away Dec. 31, 2008, at Overland Park Nursing and Rehab Center following complications from surgery for a broken hip. ...
James Lacy Haley (01/03/09)
James Lacy Haley, Rockport, Texas, passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2008. He was born June 1, 1924 in Butler, Mo., the son of William and Ethel Lacy Haley. His family moved to Nevada when he was a small child. He graduated from Nevada High School in 1941 and was a Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific. ...
Irene Mae Chandler (01/03/09)
Irene Mae Chandler, 83, formerly of Nevada, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at the Crown Care Center Nursing Home in Harrisonville with her family and close friend by her side. She was born March 23, 1925, in Bronaugh, Mo., to Harry A. Ricketts and Reland Smith Ricketts. She married Jap J. Chandler on March 21, 1977, in Bronaugh, and he preceded her in death...
Erbin Regar Todd Sr. (01/03/09)
Erbin Regar Todd Sr., 90, Nevada, passed away on Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at his home in Nevada. He was born May 13, 1918, in Ada, Okla., to E.C. Todd and Berty Mae Slagle Todd. He married Margaret Agnes Todd on Aug. 18, 1944, in Ada, Okla., and she preceded him in death on Jan. 26, 1998...
Alice P. Pettibon (01/02/09)
Alice P. Pettibon, 90, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at Culpepper Place in Nevada. She was born on July 11, 1918, in Johnstown, Mo., to Joseph Mize Kash and Nannie Aria Coleman Kash. She married Homer D. Pettibon on Nov. 27, 1941, in Nevada, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 2002...