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Obituaries from January 2010

Marvin F. Rice (01/30/10)
Marvin F. Rice, 83, of Butler, Mo., passed away Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at the Kansas City Hospice House of kidney failure. Marvin is now, happily, in the arms of the Lord and his beloved wife, Dulcie. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February, 2, at the Atkinson Chapel in Adrian, with visitation from 10-11 a.m., at the chapel. ...
Josephine Caroline Clark (01/30/10)
Josephine Caroline Clark, born March 21, 1921, in Hume, Mo., passed away Jan. 28, 2010, at the Ozark Community Hospital, Springfield, Mo. She passed peacefully from this Earth to meet her Heavenly Father. Josephine was born to Ralph Russell Ewan and Edith Elizabeth Coon-Ewan. ...
Catherine Isabelle Higley Broughton (01/30/10)
Catherine Isabelle Higley Broughton passed away on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at Overland Park Place Nursing Center, Overland Park, Kan. She would have been 94 on Jan. 29. Services will be held at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada, on Monday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Sunday, Jan. 31, from 7 to 8 p.m., Interment will be at Newton Burial Park, in Nevada. Friends may call at the funeral home from now and until the time of service...
Phyllis Marie Scougal (01/30/10)
Phyllis Marie Scougal, 80, Nevada, formerly of Bronaugh, passed on to a greater life on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at her home in Nevada. She was born on Oct. 9, 1929, in Siam, Iowa, to Oran H. and Ora Oxley Stanley. She married Paul R. Scougal on June 6, 1948, in Des Moines, Iowa, and he survives of the home...
Phyllis Marie Scougal (01/29/10)
Phyllis Marie Scougal, 80, Nevada, died on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at her home in Nevada. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. View obituary and send condolences on line at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Catherine I. Broughton (01/29/10)
Catherine I. Broughton, 93, Overland Park, Kan., formerly of Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at the Overland Park Nursing and Rehab Center in Overland Park, Kan. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada...
Laurel Nichols Mason (01/29/10)
Laurel Nichols Mason, 68, of Nevada, passed away Wed., Jan. 27, 2010, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo., following a lengthy illness. She was born Dec. 4, 1941, to Albert Gordon Nichols and Nell Elaine Manning Nichols, of Southwest City, Mo...
Laurel Nichols Mason (01/28/10)
Laurel Nichols Mason, 68, Nevada, died on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. View obituary and send condolences on line at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Bruce Logan Karnes (01/28/10)
Bruce Logan Karnes, 53, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, in Paola, Kan. Bruce was born April 24, 1956, in Hoxie, Kan., to Dorrence "Duke" and Arlene Karnes. Bruce grew up in WaKeeney, Kan., where he graduated from Trego Community High School and continued his education at the University of Kansas. ...
Albert Jacob Hauf (01/27/10)
Albert Jacob Hauf, 85, Nevada, passed away on Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. He was born March 14, 1924, in Dallas, S.D., to George John Hauf and Emma Stinkie Hauf. Albert was born and reared in South Dakota. He made his living as a farmer. Albert came to Missouri in 1957 and Vernon County in 1971 and spent the remainder of his life here. He was a former member of the Eagles Lodge. He was a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod...
Robert L. "Bob" Knapp (01/26/10)
Robert L. "Bob" Knapp, 76, Nevada, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, at his home in Nevada following a lengthy illness. He was born April 11, 1933, in Leeds, Mo., to Roy Clarence Knapp and Edna Fay Ankeny Knapp. He was preceded in death by his first wife Evelyn Jones in 1971. He married Sharon A. Howell on Oct. 12, 1971, in Miami, Okla., and she survives of the home...
Albert Jacob Hauf (01/26/10)
Albert Jacob Hauf, 85, Nevada, died on Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. View obituary and send condolences on line at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
James W. "Whittier" Toothaker (01/23/10)
James W. "Whittier" Toothaker, 53, passed away on Thursday Jan. 21, 2010, at his home in Nevada. He was born Sept. 30, 1956, in St. Elmo, Ill., to William H. Toothaker and Anna Marie Lustig Toothaker. James grew up in Illinois. He attended high school in Effingham, Ill,, where most of his life was spent. ...
Darren Wayne Preston (01/21/10)
Darren Wayne Preston, 45, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., following a two year bout with multiple myeloma cancer. He was born on Sept. 28, 1964, in Nevada, to Johnny and Joy Hogan Preston. He married Atonka Elaine Crane on July 8, 1983, in Nevada, and she survives of the home...
Richard Clinton Stoller Jr. (01/20/10)
Richard Clinton Stoller Jr., of Nevada, Mo., passed away Tuesday Jan. 19, 2010, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada. He was born Oct. 24, 1947, in Kewanee, Ill., to Richard Clinton Stoller Sr. and Mary Frances Cecilia (Ernst) Stoller, both of whom preceded him in death. He had four siblings, Kenneth Ray Stoller, Ronald Joseph Stoller, Margaret Curtis, and the late Larry Stoller...
George Thomas Carreiro Jr. (01/19/10)
George Thomas Carreiro Jr., 72, Nevada, passed away on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, at Nevada Medicalodge following a lengthy illness. He was born May 26, 1937, in Newport, R.I., to George Thomas Carreiro Sr. and Emily Cabral Carreiro. He married Claudia Bunker in 1984 in Wichita, Kan., and she survives of El Dorado, Kan...
Patty P. Greer (01/19/10)
Patty P. Greer, age 74 of Wyandotte, Okla., passed away Thursday Jan. 14, 2010, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo. Patty was born on Feb. 17, 1935, in Irwin, Mo., the daughter of Charles and Cinnie (Wiseman) McNary. She has been a lifetime area resident, she worked as a cashier for Thriftway for several years as well as Motorola as an inspector before retiring in 1986. ...
Edith Dirks (01/19/10)
Edith Dirks, 85, Moundville, Mo., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center in Nevada following a lengthy illness. She was born May 15, 1924, in Deerfield, Mo., to Elmer Wolf and Blanch Schriebral Wolf. She married Richard C. Dirks on Nov. 8, 1943, in Richmond, Va. He preceded her in death in October 1985...
Annunciata Philamenia Michelle Cecilia "Nancy" Beaumont Brundige (01/19/10)
Annunciata Philamenia Michelle Cecilia "Nancy" Beaumont Brundige, 51, of Irwin, Mo., died on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, at her home. Funeral services will be held today, at 2 p.m., at Daniel Funeral Home, 1201 Broadway, Lamar, Mo. Burial will be in the Howell Cemetery, south of Milford, Mo. Visitation was Monday, Jan. 18, from 6-7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lamar Animal Shelter...
Sandra Lynn Patterson (01/16/10)
Sandra Lynn Patterson, 49, of Bella Vista, Ark., passed from this life Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. She was born on Sept. 3, 1960, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Jerrold Clifford and Nancy Jo (Smith) Patterson. The family lived in Shawnee and Overland Park, Kan., before moving to Ava, Mo., in 1971. ...
Donald Gordon (01/16/10)
Donald Gordon, 89, died Jan. 4, 2010 in La Jolla, Calif. He was one of the few remaining World War II Fighter Aces. Captain Donald "Flash" Gordon was born to his mother Helen Lee (Couch) and father Arch Brown Gordon on July 17, 1920, in a farmhouse just outside of Garland, Kan. ...
Ruby Mae Harper (01/16/10)
Ruby Mae Harper, age 88, resident of Fort Scott, died early Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, at Mercy Health Center. She was born Jan. 8, 1922, in Pittsburg, Kan., the daughter of Elmer Miller and Mamie Edwards Miller. She first married Herman Wesley Bacon in 1941. ...
Wyomia Uinta (Marriott) Mark (01/16/10)
Wyomia Uinta (Marriott) Mark, of Ash Grove, Mo., passed away Jan. 14, 2010, at the Ash Grove Health Care Facility. She was born March 2, 1910, to William Oliver and Nellie Allie (Roberts) Marriott. She was married to William Basil Mark on June 20, 1928, at Santa Ana, Calif., and to this union four children were born: Mary Marcellene, Basil Eugene, Ronald Lee, and Paul Ralph...
Merrill Mahloch (01/15/10)
Merrill Mahloch, 83, of Nevada, died on Jan. 12, 2010, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center. He was a retired minister. Funeral services will be held today, at 2 p.m., at the Bible Baptist Church, just east of Nevada, on U.S. 54 Highway. Visitation will be today, from 1 p.m., until the time of service at the church. Burial will be in Click Cemetery, in Nevada, Mo...
Gladys Jean Claypool (01/15/10)
Gladys Jean Claypool, 98, Richards, Mo., died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at her residence following a brief illness. She was born March 27, 1911, in Vernon County to Eugene Ransom and Agnes Hall Ransom. She was married May 5, 1929, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Robert W. Claypool and he preceded her in death Jan. 11, 1993...
Terry K. (T.K.) Arthur (01/15/10)
Terry K. (T.K.) Arthur, age 59, of Carthage, Mo., passed away at 6:01 p.m., on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at Freeman West Hospital, after courageously battling through being a kidney transplant recipient and a cancer patient. He was born on July 20, 1950, in Nevada. ...
James L. Stone (01/14/10)
James L. Stone, 75, of Joplin, Mo. passed away at 10:10 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at his home following a two year illness. James was born Jan. 12, 1935, in El Dorado Springs, Mo., and had lived in the Joplin area since 1975, moving from Nevada, Mo. He was employed with 12th. St. Scrap, and Atlas Iron and Metal Co., retiring in 1989. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War...
Merritt Clinton "Doc" Irwin (01/13/10)
Merritt Clinton "Doc" Irwin, 99, of Hume, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada. He was born June 13, 1910, to William Orlando and Berlie Maria Hanon Irwin in Nevada. Doc is survived by his wife Esther Mae Irwin of Hume; five sons, Keith Clinton Irwin and wife Linda of Hume, Braxton Eldon Irwin and wife Harriett, of Balch Springs, Texas, and Mark Wayne Irwin and wife Dorothy, Everett Ogden Irwin and wife Karen and Terry Lynn Irwin, all of Hume; two daughters, Roberlie Rene` Morales and husband Abel of Bell Gardens, Calif., and Tina Marise Conner, of Lind, Wash.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. ...
Calvin E. Boyd Sr. (01/12/10)
Calvin E. Boyd Sr., 71, Nevada, passed away on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, following a lengthy illness. He was born July 28, 1938, in Berryville, Ark., to Claude Avery Boyd and Lucy Mae Mitchell Boyd. He married Evelyn P. Barker on July 16, 1966, in Las Vegas, Nev., and she survives of the home...
Mishie Lou Wigger (01/12/10)
Mishie Lou Wigger, age 77 of Butler, Mo. died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, in Butler. She was born July 12, 1932, to Emmett Hayden and Clara May Porter Crain in Montevallo, Mo. Mishie is survived by her husband, Richard "Pete" Wigger of Butler, Mo.; four daughters, Clara Hohmann and husband Russell, of Odgen, Utah, Richardina Minks, of Springfield, Mo., Alice May Bogue, of Raytown, Mo., and Audrey Clinton and husband Ray, of Southwest City, Mo.; one brother, Loyd Craig, of Gallup, N.M.; one sister, Zerilda McCaughtey and husband Carl, of Poteau, Okla.; and eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. ...
Frances E. Townson (01/12/10)
Frances E. Townson, 86, of Bedford, N.H., died Jan. 8, 2010, at her residence after a brief illness. She was born in Iantha, Mo., Nov. 11, 1923, the daughter of Bert and Carrie (King) Wilkinson. She lived in Bronaugh most of her life and had been a resident of New Hampshire since 2003...
Nancy May Elliott (01/08/10)
Nancy May Elliott, 86, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at her home in Nevada following a lengthy illness. She was born on April 20, 1923, in Walker, to Albert Grant Latta and Katherine Frances Turner Latta. She married Russell A. Williams on Nov. 14, 1940, in Nevada, after a brief courtship. After announcing their marriage to her family, she returned to his home in Aurora, Ill. He preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 1962...
Ronald Gene Thomas (01/07/10)
Ronald Gene Thomas, age 78, of Lee's Summit passed away at Lee's Summit Medical Center on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, after a cardiac arrest at his home. Born in Nevada, Mo., on June 6, 1931, Gene spent most of his life in the Kansas City area. He graduated from Paseo High School in 1949 after which he joined the United States Coast Guard where he served for three years. Under the G.I. bill, Gene received a Bachelor's Degree in Business at the University of Kansas, graduating in 1958...
Derek Freeman Coker (01/06/10)
Derek Freeman Coker, 49, of Kansas City, Mo., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009. Memorial services will be 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010 at Eastgate Christian Church 4010 River Blvd., Independence, Mo. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the church...
Donald Wilson Owen (01/05/10)
Donald Wilson Owen, 90, of Schell City, Mo., the oldest son of Albert Chalmers and Cora Elizabeth (Dieter) Owen, was born on Sept. 14, 1919, in Maysville, Mo., and passed from this life at 3:28 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at the Cedar County Memorial Hospital, in El Dorado Springs...
Donald Lee Nunez (01/02/10)
Donald Lee Nunez, 67, Nevada, died Monday, Dec. 28, 2009, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada. He was born Dec. 27, 1942 in Nevada, to Frank Nunez and Mary Ellen Little Nunez. He was married July 31, 1971 in Kansas City, Mo., to Peggy A. Justus, and she survives of the home...