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Obituaries from October 2009

Ivan Thayne (Bud) Nordyke Jr. (10/29/09)
Ivan Thayne "Bud" Nordyke Jr., 66, Channelview, Texas, formerly of Nevada, passed away on Sept. 25, 2009. A committal service will be held at 1 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 30, at Olive Branch Cemetery, Milo, Mo. Local arrangements are under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, Mo...
Dorothy Hill (10/28/09)
Dorothy Hill, 92, of Rich Hill, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, at the Prescott Country View Nursing Home, Prescott, Kan. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, at the Heuser Funeral Home, in Rich Hill, with family receiving friends Friday from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, in Rich Hill...
Larry Lee Vaughn (10/28/09)
Larry Lee Vaughn, 58, of Raymore, Mo., passed away Oct. 26, 2009. He was born Sept. 7, 1951, in Lamar, Mo., the son of James Wayland and Dorothy Pritchett Vaughn. Larry was a member of the Hickman Mills Church of Christ, Boy Scouts, Tribe of Mic-O-Say and Mail Carrier's Association...
Sue Mooneyhan (10/27/09)
Sue Mooneyhan, 69, Nevada, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, at her residence following a sudden illness. She was born July 18, 1940 in Moundville, Mo., to Lorenzo Bryant Thomas and Eloise Glessner Martin Thomas. Ms. Mooneyhan was born and raised in Moundville, Mo. ...
Nannetta Grace Neely (10/27/09)
Nannetta Grace Neely, 68, Walker, Mo., died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at her residence, following an illness of several months. She was born July 16, 1941, in Overland Park, Kan., to Pressley Jacob Stump and Ada Grace Shatto Stump. She was married June 21, 1966, in Miami, Okla., to Reuben Neely, and he survives of the home...
Dr. Karen Kay Ford (10/27/09)
Dr. Karen Kay Ford, 65 of Duncan, Okla., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, following an unexpected brain hemorrhage, surrounded by loving family and friends, in Duncan. She was born Thursday, Dec. 30, 1943, and grew up near the small town of Bronaugh, where she and her two sisters, Lois and Joan were reared by two loving parents, Joe and Ethelyn Leist Boatright and a very special grandmother, "Granny Deal" Leist. ...
Elvin Dean "E.D." Johnson (10/24/09)
Elvin Dean "E.D." Johnson, 53, Walker, Mo., died at his residence Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, following a brief illness. He was born Jan. 7, 1956, in Anita, Iowa, to Leland D. Johnson and Margaret Louise McAfee Johnson. He was married in 1981 ti Teresa Monroe and to this union, three children were born...
Linda Marie Platt (10/24/09)
Linda Marie (Gray) Platt, 50, of Nevada, Mo., died from complications of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) on Oct. 22, 2009. She was born to Wilbur and Josephine Gray on Aug. 12, 1959, in Pierre, S.D. She married William Earl Platt, of Wichita, Kan., on Aug. 20, 1977, in Rapid City, S.D. From this union three children were born: Andrew Thomas, Tabitha Michelle and Jennifer Julia. She would claim that these were the inspirations of her life...
Nichole Annette Laughlin (10/24/09)
Nichole Annette Laughlin, 33, of Rich Hill, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, at her home in Rich Hill. She was born Nov. 25, 1975, to Ellis LaVern and Barbara Ann Davis McElwain, in Butler, Mo. Nichole, one of two children, grew up in Ballard and graduated from Adrian High School in 1994. ...
Linda Platt (10/23/09)
Linda Platt, of Nevada, died Thursday afternoon, Oct. 22, 2009. Obitary information will be released at a later date by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
Fred W. Renwick Jr. (10/23/09)
Fred W. Renwick Jr. passed away from renal failure at his home on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, surrounded by his family. Fred was born on March 27, 1933, in Nevada, to Fred W. Renwick Sr. and Sedda Borgaeus Renwick. He was a lifelong resident of Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School in 1951. ...
Betty Jo Howrey (10/22/09)
Betty Jo Howrey, 75, Nevada, died at her residence Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, following a lengthy illness. She was born Feb. 3, 1934, in Milo, Mo., to Henry Carol (H.C.) Householder and Jennie Mae Swift Householder. Betty Jo grew up in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School in 1952. ...
James Ward Sheddrick (10/21/09)
A celebration of life memorial service for James Ward Sheddrick will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009 at 1 p.m., at the Pine Street Baptist Church, in Nevada. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Pine Street Baptist Church, in care of Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill...
Frances J. McKelvey (10/21/09)
Frances J. McKelvey, 86, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009. She was born on Sept. 29, 1923, in Harwood, Mo., to George Washington and Nellie Mae (Charles) Steincross. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Gentry W. Steincross; sisters, Anita Ruth Campbell, Tempy Steincross, Hazel Johnston, Zola Mayberry, and Georgia Weber...
Helen Louise Caywood Smith (10/21/09)
Helen Louise Caywood Smith was born Aug. 24, 1921, in Benton County, near Edwards, Mo. She passed away Oct. 20, 2009, in El Dorado Springs, Mo. Helen was the daughter of Hannibal McKinley and Eula Glenn Martin Caywood. Her early childhood was spent in Emerson, Iowa, until age 11, when she moved with her parents, her older brother, Herbert, and younger brother, Evan, to Cedar County, near Olympia, Mo. ...
Mary Jane Mathews (10/20/09)
Mary Jane Mathews, a resident for 94 years of St. Louis, Mo., and, for the past three years and seven months, a resident of Culpepper Place, Nevada, passed in her sleep Friday morning, Oct. 16, 2009. She was born on Oct. 30, 1911. Miss Mathews was employed for 53 years as a secretary and office clerk for North American Electric Lamp Company, St. ...
Ginger Hickman Rogers (10/17/09)
Ginger Hickman Rogers, 76, Independence, Mo., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at Research Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., surrounded by her family. Ginger was born to C.W. and Lydia Louise (Tyree) Hickman on Sept. 7, 1933, in Sheldon, Mo. Ginger joined the First Baptist Church of Nevada in 1948 and continued her spiritual journey throughout her life. She retired from a long career in Civil Service in 1993, having worked for several agencies in the U.S. and Europe...
Delbert Dean "Sonny" Readinger (10/17/09)
Delbert Dean "Sonny" Readinger, 74, formerly of Fort Scott, more recently of Nevada, died Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 14, 2009, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 16, 1934, in Harwood, Mo., the son of Charles Frank and Emily Elizabeth (Allison) Readinger. He married Leota Carpenter Oct. 16, 1954. They later divorced. He married Eva Mae Bowen Graham Nov. 3, 1984, and she survives of the home...
Aileen Bell Beeny (10/17/09)
Aileen Bell Beeny, 87, formerly of Sheldon, Mo., passed away Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, with her children at her side. She fought a long battle following a stroke in 2003. Aileen was a resident of St. Mary's Manor in Blue Springs, Mo. She was born Feb. 13, 1922, in Washington, Kan., the oldest daughter of Charles and Flora Nutter...
Martha Olene Phipps Armstrong (10/17/09)
Martha Olene Phipps Armstrong, 98, Nevada, passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada following a brief illness. She was born Dec. 12, 1910, in Sheldon, Mo., to Benjamin Phipps and Margaret Baldridge Phipps. She was married to Arvin Frank Armstrong on May 4, 1933, in Lamar, Mo., and he preceded her in death in 1974...
Delbert Readinger (10/15/09)
Delbert Readinger, 74, formerly of Fort Scott, more recently of Nevada, died Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 14, 2009, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center. The Rev. Darrin May will recite the Rosary at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. following the Rosary service...
Sanford D. Richards (10/15/09)
Sanford D. Richards, age 85, of rural Walker, Mo., passed away on October 13, 2009, at St. John's Hospital in Joplin, Mo., after a lengthy battle with cancer. Sanford was born on Aug. 7, 1924, in El Dorado Springs, Missouri, to Julian Richards and Lela Mae Allison...
Robert Earl Montague (10/15/09)
Robert Earl Montague, age 69, passed away Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, at McCune Brooks Hospital, in Carthage. He was born Nov. 9, 1939, in Farmersberg, Ind., to Thomas "Earl" and Edna "Faye" (Watson) Montague. Rob served his country in three branches of service -- the Army, Navy and Air Force. He was part of the original Navy SEAL program, the development of the "Kit & Kaboodle" as he would say and three tours of duty in Vietnam...
Rebecca Renee "Becky" Johnson (10/15/09)
Rebecca Renee "Becky" Johnson, 36, of Joplin, Mo., died at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, at her home, she had been in ill health for four years. She was born June 30, 1973, in Fort Scott, the daughter of James W. and Patricia A. Clubine Johnson...
Lewis B. Danley (10/15/09)
Lewis B. Danley, Nevada, formerly of Sheldon, Mo., passed away on Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, at Christian Healthcare, in Nevada, following a short illness. He was born Feb. 17, 1923, in Barton County, Mo., to Arthur Lee Danley and Elsie Pearl Livingston Danley...
Lewis B. Danley (10/14/09)
Lewis B. Danley, of Nevada, formerly of Sheldon, died on Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, at Christian Healthcare in Nevada. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
Rebecca Renee "Becky" Johnson (10/14/09)
Rebecca Renee "Becky" Johnson, 36, of Joplin, Mo., died at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, at her home, she had been in ill health for four years. She was born June 30, 1973, in Fort Scott, the daughter of James W. and Patricia A. Clubine Johnson...
O. Dean Spencer (10/13/09)
O. Dean Spencer, 87, Belton, Mo, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, at Research Belton Hospital, Belton. Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 at the Belton Cemetery in Belton, with visitation from 10-11 a.m., at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville. Contributions to New Hope Christian Church, Belton...
Aileen Bell Beeny (10/13/09)
Aileen Bell Beeny, 87, Blue Springs, Mo., formerly of Sheldon, Mo., passed away on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, at St. Mary's Manor in Blue Springs. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
Osa Mae Legleiter (10/13/09)
Osa Mae Legleiter, 88, Nevada, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, at her home in Nevada following a sudden illness. She was born June 19, 1921, in Caddo County, Okla. to Henry N. McGahey and Viola Osborn McGahey. She married Leonard Legleiter in 1938, in Portales, N.M. He preceded her in death on March 14, 1967...
Wanda Marcella Leonard (10/10/09)
Wanda Marcella Leonard, age 93, former resident of Fort Scott, and more recently of Osawatomie, Kan., died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at the Miami County Medical Center in Paola, Kan. Funeral arrangements for Wanda Leonard will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott...
Bonnie Ruth Longstreth (10/10/09)
Bonnie Ruth Longstreth, 78, Moundville, passed away on Thursday night, Oct. 8, 2009, at Willow Lane Nursing Home, Butler, Mo., following a lengthy illness. She was born on Oct. 5, 1931, in Briscoe, Okla., to Harold Fredrick Ledgerwood and Ruth Vinian Farreingham Ledgerwood. She married Alvin Longstreth on March 5, 1960, in Springfield, Mo., and he preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 2000...
Elbert Clovis Jennings (10/10/09)
Elbert Clovis Jennings, age 82, a resident of Guest Home Estates, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at the Mercy Health Center's emergency room. He was born Jan. 8, 1927, in Mapleton, Kan., the son of Henry L. and Gracie E. Ballou Jennings. Clovis worked as a dishwasher for St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., during the early 1960s. He later worked for Key Work Clothes in Fort Scott in the late 1960s. He was a member of the National Rifle Association...
Gerald Dean Bogan (10/10/09)
Gerald Dean Bogan, 68, of Hume, Mo., died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at his home. He was born May 28, 1941 at Hume, the son of Carl and Novella Boston Bogan. Gerald was reared in the Hume and Metz area. After the eighth grade he worked for his great uncle in Leavenworth, Kan. ...
Arthur Bray Jr. (10/10/09)
Arthur Bray Jr., 79, Liberal, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, at his home in Liberal following an illness of a few months. He was born March 12, 1930, in Liberal, to Arthur Bray Sr. and Tina Hackney Bray. Arthur spent most all of his life in this area. He worked for a time at Sheffield Steel in Kansas City, Mo. He worked for many years for Thorco in Lamar, just recently retiring. He also did some farming...
Erma Jean Davis (10/10/09)
Erma Jean Davis, age 77, a resident of Fort Scott, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at the Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Campus in Scottsdale, Ariz.. She was born Dec. 13, 1931, in Stark City, Mo., the daughter of Richard Francis Hazelwood and Alta Elvira Owens Hazelwood. ...
Mike Clark (10/10/09)
Mike Clark, 57, Walker, passed away on Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, following a sudden illness. He was born June 24, 1952, in Nevada, to Delbert Lynn Clark and Patricia Lee Spencer Clark. He married Phyllis R. Huff on Nov. 3, 1972, in Nevada, and she survives of the home...
Arthur Bray Jr. (10/08/09)
Arthur Bray Jr., 79, Liberal, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, at his home in Liberal following an illness of a few months. He was born March 12, 1930, in Liberal, to Arthur Bray Sr. and Tina Hackney Bray. Arthur spent most all of his life in this area. He worked for a time at Sheffield Steel in Kansas City, Mo. He worked for many years for Thorco in Lamar, just recently retiring. He also did some farming...
Bob O. Hopkins (10/08/09)
Bob O. Hopkins, age 76, of Hannon, Mo. went to be with his Savior on Oct. 3, 2009. Bobby Oma Hopkins was born Nov. 22, 1932, in Beaman, Mo., to Oma Clanton and Chessie (Phillips) Hopkins. He was reared in the Sedalia, Mo., area and left home at the age of 14 and joined the U.S. ...
Grace Deloris Reichard (10/07/09)
Grace Deloris Reichard, 80, a long time resident of Metz, Mo., passed peacefully away Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009 at Girard Medical Center in Girard, Kan. Grace was born Sept. 24, 1929, at Irene, South Dakota, to George and Judith (Lyngstab) Lokken. She moved with her family to Wisconsin where she graduated from Madison High School. ...
Robert Leland Bain (10/07/09)
Robert Leland Bain, 83, Nevada, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, following a lengthy illness. Bob was born in Schell City, Mo., on June 22, 1926, to Christopher and Lourine (Finks) Bain. Upon graduation from Nevada High School in 1944, he entered the United States Army. ...
Dr. Dan Thomas (10/06/09)
Dr. Dan Thomas, age 67 of Nevada, died of renal failure on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, in St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin after a long illness. He was born on Sept. 10, 1942, to Roy and Lilas (Weber) Thomas. He graduated from Nevada High School in 1960...
Gary Wayne Franklin (10/06/09)
Gary Wayne Franklin, 68, was born to Earl B. and Mildred B. Spillman Franklin on Dec. 27, 1940, in rural Hume. Gary passed away on Oct. 2, 2009, at Meadowbrook Hospital, in Gardner, Kan., from complications due to lung cancer. He attended Hume schools all 12 years graduating in 1958. ...
Robert L. "Bob" Bain (10/06/09)
Robert L. "Bob" Bain, 83, Nevada, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, at the Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City, Mo. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 10, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Nevada. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Nevada. Rosary services will be held at 6:30 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 9, with visitation following from 7-8 p.m...
Fred E. Stinebaugh Jr. (10/03/09)
Fred E. Stinebaugh Jr., age 54, resident of Arcadia, Kan., died Thursday morning, Oct. 1, 2009, at his home. He was born Aug. 26, 1955, in Lafayette, Ind., the son of Fred Stinebaugh Sr. and Martha Porter Stinebaugh. Fred worked most of his life as a truck driver. He greatly enjoyed motorcycling as well as camping and fishing...
Dorothy Frances Campbell (10/03/09)
Dorothy Frances Campbell (Courtemanche) entered the arms of the Lord on Sept. 30, 2009, surrounded by the love and music of family and friends. She was born in Brockton, Mass., on Dec. 28, 1928 to Wilfred and Beatrice Courtemanche. In 1951 she joined the U.S. ...
Elsie Vernette Mitchum (10/03/09)
Elsie Vernette Mitchum, 89, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, at Christian Health Care of Nevada. She was born March 18, 1920, in Nevada, to Curtis Earl Peak and Elsie May Wolfe Peak. She married Robert Raymond "Ray" Mitchum on Jan. 6, 1946, in Nevada, and he preceded her in death on March 2, 1997...
Alfred "Al" William Nichols (10/03/09)
Alfred "Al" William Nichols, 84, of Prescott, Kan, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, at Prescott Country View Nursing Home. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 5, at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Pleasanton, Kan. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Sunday, at the chapel. Contributions are suggested to the Prescott Countryview Nursing Home. Interment will be in Pleasanton Cemetery...
Elsie Vernette Mitchum (10/02/09)
Elsie Vernette Mitchum, 89, Nevada, died on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, at Christian Health Care of Nevada. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
Miriam Elaine Baer (10/02/09)
Miriam Elaine Baer, 83, of Riley, Kan., died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at Medicalodge of Clay Center, in Clay Center, Kan. She was born Feb. 11, 1926, in Otis, Colo., the daughter of Lorenz and Miriam (Lewis) Pfeffer. Elaine and her husband Raymond owned and operated Baer Gas & Electric, in Riley, Kan., for 40 years, retiring in 1998. She was a member of the Riley United Methodist Church, the Rebekah Lodge, the Riley Neighborhood Club and the Riley Country High School Booster Club...
Ivan Thayne (Bud) Nordyke Jr. (10/01/09)
Ivan Thayne (Bud) Nordyke Jr., 66, of Channelview, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 25, 2009. Ivan was born on Oct. 14, 1942, in Butler, Mo., to Ivan and Margaret (Jenkins) Nordyke. Ivan Is a former resident of Nevada, and a graduate of Nevada High School. Ivan has lived in the Channelview for 40 years and worked as a truck driver. When he wasn't working, he endjoyed fishing, classic cars, collecting things, watching John Wayne movies, and spending time with his family...
Chandler Jacob Fast (10/01/09)
Chandler Jacob Fast, 13, of Springdale, Ark., passed away, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at the Circle of Life Hospice House in Springdale. He was born Nov. 10, 1995, in Fayetteville, Ark. the son of Deryl L. and Julie Anne (Schneickert) Fast. He is survived by his parents Deryl L. ...