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Obituaries from February 2009

Floyd Edward Hines Sr. (02/25/09)
Floyd Edward Hines Sr., age 74 passed away at 12:32 a.m., on Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, after a brief illness at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. Floyd Hines was born Sept. 13, 1934, to David Lawrence Hines and Clarice Margret Snyder at their rural Harwood, Mo., home. ...
Kourtney Rae Masters (02/28/09)
Kourtney Rae Masters, 18, Lamar, Mo., passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., following a lengthy illness. She was born Feb. 26, 1991, in Nevada, to Robert Wesely Masters and Helen Christine Speagle Masters and they survive of the home...
Florence Lorene McMillin (02/28/09)
Florence Lorene McMillin, 80, Nevada, passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009 at her residence following a lengthy illness. She was born July 27, 1928, in Nevada, to Purl Clifford McReynolds and Bertie Caroline Wetsel McReynolds. She was married Oct. 24, 1975, in Miami, Okla., to Carol "Curly" McMillin and he preceded her in death Nov. 11, 1996...
Katherine Harris Ripley (02/28/09)
Katherine Harris Ripley, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, in LaMonte, Mo. She was born the daughter of Thomas and Ethel Harris in Northeast Kansas City, Mo. She was born and reared at 12th and Indiana. She married Maurice Ripley on Aug. 9, 1941. He preceded her in death Aug. ...
Wanda Johnson (02/27/09)
Wanda Johnson, 82, of Rich Hill, died Thursday, Feb. 26, at Willow Lane Nursing Center, in Butler. Wanda is survived by her husband Charles Johnson, or Rich Hill; a son Dayton Johnson and wife Loretta; a daughter Charlotte Schulz and husband Glenn, all of Rich Hill; a son-in-law, Ernie Koehn, of Butler; four brothers, Gerald Dirks and wife Evelyn, Leland Dirks and wife Mary Lou, all of Butler, Chester Dirks and wife Carrol, and Wesley Dirks and wife Donna, all of Rich Hill; two sisters, Rowene Schmidt, of Jamesport, Mo., and Gloria Koehn, of Moundridge, Kan.; 20 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren.. ...
Andrew David Olson (02/26/09)
Andrew David Olson, Baptized into the Hope of Christ's Resurrection, suddenly passed away on Friday, Feb. 20, 2009. Precious son of David and Jacqueline Olson (nee Stallone); beloved brother of Phillip and John Olson; grandparents, Roy Dailey and Lucille Phillips, of Nevada. ...
Fred Blair Kruse (02/26/09)
Fred Blair Kruse, 56, of Fort Scott, passed away at his home, Sunday morning Feb. 22, 2009. He was born July 28, 1952 in Conway, South Carolina, the son of Fred Carl and Catherine (Lovin) Kruse. He married Ellen Marie Miller June 4, 1971, in Mt. Vernon, Iowa...
Myrle Delano Poyner (02/25/09)
Myrle Delano Poyner, age 75, resident of Richards, died early Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 13, 1933, in Richards, the son of Leo William Poyner and Elsie Pearl Burris Poyner. Myrle worked for Key Work Clothes and was later employed by the Nevada School District as a custodian. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and especially gardening. He was a member of the Richards Christian Church...
Norma Marie Golladay (02/21/09)
Norma Marie Golladay, 78, a former resident of Fort Scott, and more recently of Springfield, Mo., died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, at the Maranatha Village in Springfield, Mo. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 23, at the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in the U.S. National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m., Sunday, at the Cheney Witt Chapel...
Gerald W. Peterson (02/21/09)
Gerald W. Peterson, 89, of Oskaloosa, Mo., died at 11:50 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, at Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center, in Pittsburg, Kan. Mr. Peterson was born July 13, 1919, at Farlington, Kan., the son of Loyd and Eva Garrett Peterson. Gerald was a retired farmer and road grader operator. ...
Anna Margaret Hamersley (02/19/09)
Anna Margaret Hamersley, 95, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada following a brief illness. She was born Aug. 30, 1913, in Cedar County, Mo., to John Henry Alexander and Lillie Belle McDowell Alexander. She married Albert Earl Hamersley on Nov. 17, 1934, in Mapleton, Kan., and he preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 1989...
Cheryl E. Biggs (02/19/09)
Cheryl E. Biggs, 65, lost her battle with cancer on Feb. 17, 2009, at St. John's hospital in Joplin. Cheryl was born July 3, 1943, to parents John and Kathryn Keating. In August 1973, Cheryl wed Clinton H. "Jerry" Biggs. Her father John Keating, husband Jerry Biggs and son Toby Biggs preceded Cheryl in death. ...
Riley Ethan Taffner and Dreygan Evan Taffner (02/18/09)
Riley Ethan Taffner and Dreygan Evan Taffner, twin sons of Jonathan Dean Taffner and Sarah Elizabeth Wilson Taffner passed away on Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at Freeman West Hospital, in Joplin, Mo. Survivors in addition to their parents, include one sister, Clara EmilyRose Taffner, of the home; paternal grandparents, Ray and Donna Taffner, Nevada, Diane and Bill Armstrong, El Dorado Springs; maternal grandparents, Susan and Rod Squire, Nevada, Michael and Debbie Wilson, Osawatomie, Kan.; paternal great-grandparents, Lowell Schlotzhauer, Jerico Springs, Mo. ...
Wilbur A. "Bill" Brown (02/17/09)
Wilbur A. "Bill" Brown, 85, Savannah, Mo., formerly of Brookfield, Mo., passed from this life on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at Heartland Hospital, St. Joseph. He was born June 28, 1923, in Chicago, Ill. Bill was a corporal with the United States Air Force during World War II. ...
Shirley "Joann" Lawson (02/17/09)
Shirley "Joann" Lawson, 70, Sheldon, Mo., passed away on Feb. 12, 2009, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., following a short illness. She was born on April 15, 1938, in Schell City, Mo., to Oscar Warren Greer and Ethel Pearl Stultz Greer. She married John C. Lawson on May 26, 1956, in Nevada. He preceded her in death on May 29, 2005...
Shirley "Joann" Lawson (02/14/09)
Shirley "Joann" Lawson, 70, Sheldon, Mo., died on Feb. 12, 2009, at St. Luke's Hospital, in Kansas City, Mo. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
Mary Ann Thurston (02/14/09)
Mary Ann Thurston, age 77, went to be with her Lord, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at Mercy Health Center, joining her beloved husband and baby boy Johnnie. She was born Jan. 15, 1932, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Lee Roy Monroe and Rena Jewell Morrow Monroe. ...
Margaret A. "Peg" Byler (02/14/09)
Margaret A. "Peg" Byler, age 80, of Fredericktown, died Friday Feb. 13, 2009, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. Peg was born Nov. 5, 1928, in Amherst, Ohio, to Frank and Anna (Davie) Ward and was a graduate of Amherst High School where she served as "Flag Bearer" for the marching band. On May 5, 1951, she married Robert Byler, an Ohio State Highway Patrolman. They lived in Amherst, Massillon, Monroeville, Fremont, Bellevue and Canfield before moving to Fredericktown in 1969...
Charles Michael Payne (02/14/09)
Charles Michael Payne, 59, of Fort Scott, died Thursday afternoon, Feb. 12, 2009, at the Mercy Health Center. He was born Sept. 9, 1949, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Elmer Michael "Mike" and Hilda (Roberts) Payne. Charley was an outdoorsman. He loved to hunt and fish, and hang out with his "old buddies."...
Mary LoRee (02/13/09)
Mary LoRee, 76, of Milo, died on Wednesday evening, at Christian Health Care, in Nevada. Funeral services will be held tomorrow, at 2:30 p.m., at Evergreen Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Sheldon Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Evergreen Memorial Chapel...
Richard Gates Maus (02/12/09)
Richard Gates Maus, born Sept. 3, 1914, Sioux Falls, S.D., died Nov. 1, 2008, Anaheim, Calif. Married to Eula Dennis, of Walker, Mo., on Feb. 14, 1935, in Nevada. Richard was active in Meals on Wheels of Anaheim, and Orangethorpe Christian Church. He is survived by his daughter Lauren Ficaro and her husband Ron, five grandchildren, six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by Eula and their son Richard in 1999, and his second wife Darlene in 2004...
Rudy Ernsbarger Downey (02/12/09)
Rudy Ernsbarger Downey, age 86, died Jan. 7, 2009, at the Santa Anita Convalescent Home, in Temple City, Calif. She was a former resident of Monrovia, Calif. Graveside memorial service will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the Oak Hill Cemetery, in Butler, Mo. Online condolences may be sent to www.schowengerdtchapel.com...
Gloria Jean Snowden (Blackwell) (02/12/09)
Gloria Jean Snowden (Blackwell), age 64, of Kingsville, Mo., passed away at the home on Feb. 6, 2009, after a long battle with cancer. She was born to Dorothy Warren and Jack Farmer on June 12, 1944, in Casa Grande, Ariz. Jean lived in Nevada, most of her life, retiring from the Nevada State Hospital after 25 years of service. She worked as a developmental assistant for 10 years at a local group home and provided child care services for family services for a number of years...
Golda Mattie Ames (02/12/09)
Golda Mattie Ames, 100, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. She was born July 11, 1908, in Sullivan County, Mo., to James Russell Ogle and Maggie Ethel Clabough Ogle. She married Lyman P. Ames on May 1, 1926, in Sullivan County, Mo. He preceded her in death on July 11, 1993...
Billy Jack Coverdale (02/11/09)
Billy Jack Coverdale, 23, Brunswick, Ga., passed away on Nov. 1, 2008, in Brunswick, Ga. He was born April 4, 1985, in Massilon, Ohio, to Jack Howard Coverdale and Sandra Louise Forbis Coverdale. Billy was born in Ohio and spent his younger years in Vernon County. He had resided in Georgia since 1998. Billy was an electrician by trade. He was a Civil War Buff...
Larry Schmidt (02/11/09)
Larry Schmidt, 68, Nevada, was taken to be with his Lord Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. Larry was born in Hosmer, S.D., to Ludwig Leopold Schmidt and Clara Lacher Schmidt on June 28, 1940. Larry attended Hosmer grade school until the eighth grade, at which time the family moved to Igloo, S.D., and Larry went on to attend three years at the Assumption Abbey in Richerton, N.D., returning to Igloo to attend his senior year. ...
Mary J. Wille (02/11/09)
Mary J. Wille, 78, Nevada, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada following an illness of several months. She was born Dec. 20, 1930, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Arthur Adam Kneller and Iona Lena Isley Kneller. She married Vernon Wille on May 20, 1954, in Lawson, Mo., and he preceded her in death in April 1991...
Mary J. Wille (02/10/09)
Mary J. Wille, 78, Nevada, died on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. View obituary and send condolences online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Blanche Annette White (02/10/09)
Blanche Annette White, 66, of Clinton, Mo., died, Feb. 6, 2009, at her home. Funeral services will be held today, at 2 p.m., at Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, in Osceola, with burial in the King's Prairie Cemetery, in Osceola. The family received friends from 7 to 8 p.m., on Monday, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home...
Lula Pearl Pratt Welborn (02/07/09)
Lula Pearl Pratt Welborn, 85, of Nevada, passed away on Feb. 6, 2009. She was born on Dec. 19, 1923, to Frank Wesley and Ollie Francis (Ford) Pratt of Ellington, Mo., and she was the youngest child and only daughter in a family of five children. Mrs. Welborn was reared by her paternal uncle and his wife, Fred and Bess Pratt, of Marshall, Mo...
Donald L. Richardson (02/07/09)
Donald L. Richardson, 67, of Nevada, formerly of Rich Hill, passed away Feb. 5, 2009, at his home in Nevada. Graveside memorial services will be held Monday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m., at Green Lawn Cemetery, in Rich Hill. He is survived by three children, Brenda and Kevin Diehl, of Rich Hill, Donald Richardson, of Hermitage, Mo., and Garrin and Sara Richardson, of Nevada; and four grandchildren...
James L. "Jay" Emery (02/07/09)
James L. "Jay" Emery, 57, Nevada, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, as the result of a house fire at his home. He was born Dec. 31, 1951, in Nevada, to Frank E. Emery and Helen O. Faith Emery. Jay grew up in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School in 1970. ...
Amber Callahan-Cisneros (02/07/09)
Amber Callahan-Cisneros, age 28, of Lubbock, Texas, passed away Jan. 28, 2009. She is mourned by her husband Mario, her children Dru, 11 and Mia, 8; her father Bryan; stepmother Jeanette; younger brother Bryan Lee Callahan, of Tahoka, Texas; her mother Sharon, stepfather David Hankin; sisters Sarah Hankin and Lisa Callahan, of Bartlett, Tenn.; brother Michael Callahan, of Jasper, Texas; paternal grandparents Lee and Mary Ann Callahan, of Pleasanton, Kan.; maternal grandparents Phyllis and Ernie Oshel, of Eudora, Kan.; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.. ...
Jane M. Warbinton (02/06/09)
Jane M. Warbinton, 83, passed away Feb. 5, 2009 at Wichita. She is survived by her children: David, of Winfield, Kan., Doug and wife Pam, of Webb City, Mo., and Debra and husband Bruce Rice, of Nevada; six grandchildren, Brett Warbinton, Blakeley Warbinton, Vince Warbinton, Tanner Warbinton, Katie Rice and Lindsay Rice; one brother, Bill Mawhiney, of Hoisington Kan.; and sister-in-law, Mrs. G.M. Mawhiney, of Joplin, Mo...
Darryl Leon Wise (02/05/09)
Darryl Leon Wise, age 58, resident of Fort Scott, died unexpectedly Tuesday evening, Feb. 3, 2009, at the Olathe Medical Center. He was born Dec. 16, 1950, in Oakdale, Calif., the son of Huber Leon Wise and Ruby Nelle Reavis Wise. Darryl married Alona Brown on July 1, 1972, at Fort Scott. He had worked for several years at Wood's Auto Body Repair in Nevada. At the time of his death, he was employed by Extrusions in Fort Scott. Darryl also played the bass guitar for the Better Daze Band...
Florence Mary Lightner (02/03/09)
Florence Mary Lightner, 87, Nevada, MO, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada following a brief illness. She was born Sept. 1, 1921, in Nevada, to James Franklin Carroll and Florence Daily Carroll. She married Eldon Lightner in 1945 and he preceded her in death in 1991...
Hazel Fern Ewing (02/03/09)
Hazel Fern Ewing, 93, Webb City, Mo., formerly of Richards, Mo., passed away on Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at Webb City Health and Rehab Center in Webb City, Mo., following a brief illness. She was born Oct. 1, 1915, in Cleveland, Mo., to Theophlus Henry MacDaniel and Georgia Cook MacDaniel. She married Vern Ewing in 1942 in Vernon County, Mo., and he preceded her in death in 1972...
Nettie Ruth Culbertson (02/03/09)
Nettie Ruth Culbertson, 81, of Fort Scott, Kan., passed away Friday, Jan. 30, 2009. She was born May 3, 1927, in Nevada, the daughter of Webb and Laura (Turner) Cartwright. Nettie married Ben Culbertson on Nov. 14, 1959, in Miami, Okla. Her primary joy in life was spending time with her family and grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading and sewing, but her favorite place was in the garden...
Vincent Harding Maring (02/03/09)
Vincent Harding Maring, age 88, died in his sleep with a family member at his side on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at Nevada Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born Jan. 18, 1921, in Nevada, the son of Tommy Maring and Verda Ruth Myers. He was reared by Elmer Guy Ater and Verda, both of Nevada. Vince married Christabel Lou Huston on April 9, 1948, and she survives of Nevada...