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Obituaries from March 2010

Bob Harbit (03/31/10)
Bob Harbit, age 70, Rogers, Arkansas, died Sunday at Northwest Medical Center, Benton County, Ark. Services for Bob Harbit are scheduled at 1 p.m., today, at the Fellowship Bible Church Training Center sanctuary, Rogers, Ark., with burial to follow in the Bentonville, Ark. Cemetery, under direction of Stockdale Funeral Services, Rogers, Ark...
Kevin Dean Beard (03/31/10)
Kevin Dean Beard, age 52, a resident of Fort Scott, died Monday, March 29, 2010, at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott. He was born Feb. 18, 1958, in Roswell, N.M., the son of James Beard and Zelma Ruth Ingle Beard. Kevin served with the United States Army from 1976 to 1980. He had worked for a time at the Hinton Dairy farm north of Fort Scott. He enjoyed playing the guitar as well as hunting and fishing...
Everett Leon Timbers (03/31/10)
Everett Leon Timbers, 79 of Warrensburg, Mo., formerly of Archie, Mo., died Saturday, March 27, 2010, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., today, at the Atkinson Chapel in Archie, Mo., with visitation from 1-2 p.m., today, at the chapel. Burial will be in Newton Burial Park in Nevada, Mo. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Missouri Veterans Home, in care of Jan Smith, 1300 Veterans Road, Warrensburg, MO 64093...
Kevin Dean Beard (03/30/10)
Kevin Dean Beard, age 52, a resident of Fort Scott,, died Monday, March 29, 2010, at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 p.m., Thursday, April 1, at the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in the U.S. National Cemetery where military honors will be provided by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post No. 1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars...
Elmer Osbourn (03/30/10)
Elmer Osbourn, 83, of Schell City, died Monday, March 29, 2010, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, at the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, in Schell City. Visitation will be from 2-3 p.m., prior to funeral services. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery near Taberville. Friends may call after 9 a.m., on Wednesday, at the funeral home in Schell City...
Daryl Duane Reichard (03/30/10)
Daryl Duane Reichard, 44, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday March 23, 2010, at his home in Stockton, Calif. He had fought a year and a half battle with a rare cancer. A memorial services was held on Monday, March 29, at 11 a.m., at Stockton Covenant Church, Stockton, Calif., and a service will be held on Sunday, April 4, at 3 p.m., at Community Christian Church, Fort Scott, Kan...
Robert Sandoval (03/30/10)
Robert Sandoval, 50, Nevada, passed away at his residence Saturday, March 27, 2010, following a lengthy illness. He was born Nov. 25, 1959, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Alfred Valdez and Carmen Castillo Valdez. He was married Oct. 26, 1984, in Nevada, to Pam Novak and she survives of the home...
Daryl Duane Reichard (03/26/10)
Daryl Duane Reichard, 44, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at his home in Stockton, Calif. He had fought a year-and- a-half long battle with a rare cancer. Memorial services will be held on Monday, March 29, at 11 a.m., at Stockton Covenant Church, Stockton, Calif., and on Sunday, April 4, at 3 p.m., at Community Christian Church, Fort Scott, Kan...
Shelby Jean (Grant) Comstock (03/26/10)
Shelby Jean (Grant) Comstock, age 72, of Moran, Kan., died Thursday, March 25, 2010, at the Allen County Hospital in Iola. Miss Shelby was born on Dec. 23, 1937, in Pontotoc County, Miss., to William Herman Grant and Cannie Catherine Little Grant. She was married to Raymond W. Comstock on Sept. 24, 1960. Together they loved and reared eight children...
Rosi Gardner (03/26/10)
Rosie Gardner, 81, of Nevada, Mo., died March 25, 2010, at her residence under hospice care. Rosie was born March 25, 1929. Graveside services will be conducted at a time to be announced later. Interment will be at Moore Cemetery, Nevada. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Evergreen Memorial Chapel...
Fae Coker (03/26/10)
Lazetta Fae Pruitt Coker, 92, formerly of Fulton, Kan., died Wednesday, March 24, 2010, in Liberal, Kan. Ronnie Pruitt will conduct graveside services on Monday, March 29, at the St. Michael's Cemetery in Fulton. Complete obituary will be available later, and may also be viewed online at www.konantz-cheney.com...
Ray Edwin Reis (03/25/10)
Ray Edwin Reis, 79, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at his home in Nevada. He was born on June 30, 1930, in Joplin, Mo., to Ray and Edna Markham Reis. He married Betty J. Shumaker on Nov. 20, 1949, in Carl Junction, Mo., and she survives of the home...
Lucille Lee Smith (03/25/10)
Lucille Lee Smith, age 80, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott, Kan. She was born Jan. 12, 1930, in Mulberry, Kan., the daughter of Harold Scott and Eva Hammons Scott. Lucille married Eugene Smith in 1955. ...
June Maxine Hunt (03/25/10)
June Maxine Hunt, 83, of Blue Springs, Mo., passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at the Christian Health Care of Nevada nursing home in Nevada. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 27, at the Royer-Hays Funeral Home, Blue Springs, Mo. ...
Ruth M. Nelson (03/24/10)
Ruth M. Nelson, 105, of Neodesha, Kan., formerly of Nevada, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2010, at the Golden Living Center, in Neodesha, Kan. She was born on April 21, 1904, in Pleasant Gap, in Bates County, Mo., to Milton E. Fox and Lydia M. Bollweg Fox. She married Harry L. Nelson on March 5, 1925, in Richards, Mo., and he prec eded her in death in 1976...
Donald Edmond Renken (03/23/10)
Donald Edmond Renken, 75, of Springield, died on Sunday, March 21, 2010. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 24, at Shadel's Colonial Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., on Thursday, March 25, at Phillipsburg Christian Church, 304 Grover Street, Phillipsburg, Mo., with Kent Williams, Roger Tribble, Ben Killion, and Steve Lee officiating...
Kenneth Woodcook (03/20/10)
Kenneth Woodcook, 81, Montevallo, Mo., passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2010, at the Cedar County Memorial Hospital in El Dorado Springs, Mo., following a brief illness. He was born Nov. 20, 1928, in Helena, Mont., to David Wilmont Woodcook and Cleo Heberling Woodcook. He married Estoal Mae Stepp on March 11, 1951, in Reno, Nev., and she survives of the home...
Blake Allen Beerbower (03/20/10)
Blake Allen Beerbower, age 22, a resident of Fort Scott, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010. He was born Aug. 10, 1987, at Fort Scott. Blake had worked for both Wal-Mart Automotive and Valu Merchandisers. Blake enjoyed working with stereo systems as well as playing video games. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends...
LeRoy "Punk" Mayfield (03/19/10)
LeRoy "Punk" Mayfield, 62, a resident of Fort Scott, died early Thursday, March 18, 2010, at the Freeman Health System in Joplin, Mo., following a brief heart ailment. He was born Feb. 29, 1948, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Bill Lee Mayfield and Cleta Irene Norbury Mayfield.
Jeffery Scott Austin (03/19/10)
Jeffery Scott Austin, 27, of Nevada, died on March 15, 2010, at his home in Nevada. Memorial services will be held today, at 10 a.m., at the Heuser Funeral Home, in Rich Hill, with burial at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffery Austin Memorial Fund...
Wilma Nadine Fillpot (03/19/10)
Wilma Nadine Fillpot, 87, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at Willow Lane Nursing Home in Butler, Mo. She was born June 28, 1922, in Nevada, to Arthur Elmer McMillen and Mary Louise Maude Creasey McMillen. She was married to John Fillpot in 1963 in Laredo, Texas, and he preceded her in death on July 27, 1972...
Samuel Alfred DeVore (03/17/10)
Samuel Alfred DeVore, 77, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday morning, March 16, 2010, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. He was born on March 31, 1932, in Nevada, to Alfred Carl DeVore and Lucy Moore DeVore. Sam was born and raised in Nevada. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Following his time in the service, he lived in a variety of locales, finally settling back in Vernon County approximately 20 years ago. He was a member of the American Legion and the Nevada Elks Lodge...
Wilma Nadine Fillpot (03/17/10)
Wilma Nadine Fillpot, 87, Nevada, died on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at Willow Lane Nursing Home, in Butler, Mo. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., on Friday, March 19, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with Bill Perkey officiating. Family information will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home...
George A. Dorris (03/16/10)
George A. Dorris, 70, of Nevada, died on Sunday, March 14, 2010, at Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on March 17, at Evergreen Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Evergreen Memorial Chapel, Nevada...
Hazel Margaret Crawford (03/16/10)
Hazel Margaret Crawford, 97, Nevada, passed away Saturday, March 13, 2010, at Moore-Few Care Center following an illness of several weeks. She was born July 2, 1912 in Marceline, Mo., to Arthur Franklin Todd and Willie Margaret Gandy Todd. She was married May 26, 1934, in Marceline to Dean I. Crawford and he preceded her in death in 1975...
Kenneth Carl "Tug" Silvers (03/13/10)
Kenneth Carl "Tug" Silvers, 79, of Nevada, passed away at 6:22 a.m., Friday, March 12, 2010, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. Mr. Silvers was born Oct. 30, 1930, at Coalville, Kan., the son of Rollie and Rosa B. Davenport Silvers. He was a retired machinist who worked for General Motors in the Delco Battery Department. ...
Cecil Leroy Marker (03/13/10)
Cecil Leroy Marker, 82, of Moran, Kan., passed away Thursday, March 11, 2010, at the Moran Manor Nursing Home. Cecil was born Feb. 5, 1928, in Faulkton, S.D., the son of Rex Leroy and Cecile Mildred (Ickler) Marker. He was inducted into the United States Army on April 10, 1946, where he served with the 54th Engine Maintenance Company. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal before his honorable discharge...
Juanita Armstrong (03/13/10)
Juanita Armstrong, 91, of Fort Scott and a former Hepler and Girard resident, died at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 11, 2010, at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott where she had entered on Monday. She was born on Feb. 28, 1919, at Parsons to Walter and Lucy (Powell) Palmer. She grew up and attended schools at rural Hepler and graduated from Hepler Rural High School in 1936...
Gladys Marie Baker (03/13/10)
Gladys Marie Baker, 86, of Fort Scott, died Wednesday evening March 11, 2010 at the Fort Scott Manor. She was born Nov. 11, 1923, in Hiattville, Kan., the daughter of Grover William and Blanche (Freedman) Baker. She is survived by several cousins, and her extended family; Carol Reeder of Redfield, Kan., and the staff at Fort Scott Manor. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Lloyd R. Baker...
Mildred Louise Cherry (03/13/10)
Mildred Louise Cherry, 94, Nevada, passed away Thursday, March 11, 2010, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born June 6, 1915 in Strafford, Mo., to Jack Archer and Mary Coffman Archer. She was married March 12, 1934, in Fort Scott, to Murl Thomas Cherry and he preceded her in death Oct. 24, 1966...
Joyce Lee Audiss (03/11/10)
Joyce Lee Audiss, 84, Bonner Springs, formerly of Vernon County, died on Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at the Bonner Springs Nursing and Rehab. Funeral arrangements and family information will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
Elizabeth Jewel Loudermilk (03/11/10)
Elizabeth Jewel Loudermilk, 84, Nevada, died on Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., on Saturday, March 13, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Family information will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada...
Barbara "Barb" Ruth Corwine (03/11/10)
Barbara "Barb" Ruth Corwine, 78, of Amsterdam, Mo., died Tuesday, March 9, 2010, in Amsterdam. She was born May 30, 1931, to Fred Washington and Grace Ellen Green York, in Golden City, Mo. Barb is survived by her husband, Nason Corwine, of Amsterdam, Mo.; two sons, Rick Corwine and wife Sandy, of Amsterdam, and Terry Bays and wife Cindy, of Raymore, Mo.; daughter, Sharon Bays Wilson, of Lenexa, Kan.; two stepdaughters, Connie Ferguson and husband John, of Ozark, Mo., and Gail Ellis and husband Dale, of Monett, Mo.; eight grandchildren, Tish Roberts, Traci Riehof, John Hamilton, Erin Downing, Jason Bays, Justin Bays and Matthew Shannon; and 15 great-grandchildren. ...
Orin Frank McGrath (03/09/10)
Orin Frank McGrath, 62, Milo, Mo., passed away on Friday, March 5, 2010, at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., following a lengthy illness. He was born April 18, 1947 in Lodi, Calif., to Edward Franklin McGrath and Le Ona Keithly McGrath. He married Doris Starlin in 1965, and later married Marlene Hargrove, and then Wilda Key. On Dec. 29, 2005 he married Rhonda Cooper and she survives of the home...
Norma Jean Orr Lewis (03/06/10)
Mrs. Norma Jean Orr Lewis, 81, died March 4, 2010, at Stone County Hospital in Wiggins. Mrs. Lewis was a member of First United Methodist Church in Wiggins and was a kindergarten teacher and also day care director at Southwest Academy for more than 30 years...
Richard Leroy "Dick" Marchant (03/06/10)
Richard Leroy "Dick" Marchant was born Jan. 6, 1922, in Fort Scott, son of Newton Lunceford "Tom" and Kathryn Goetz Marchant. On Sept. 23, 1940, Richard enlisted in the United States Army in Fort Scott. He served his country proudly during World War II until his honorable Discharge on Sept. 27, 1945...
Orin Frank McGrath (03/06/10)
Orin Frank McGrath, Milo, Mo., died on Friday, March 5, 2010, at Kansas University Medical Center, in Kansas City, Kan. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
Patricia Charlotte Emily Delavan (03/06/10)
Patricia Charlotte Emily Delavan, 90, of Little Rock, Ark., the widow of the late Dr. Wayne Delavan, died Thursday, March 4, 2010, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant, Ark. A graveside service will be held at 9:30 on Saturday morning, March 6, at Pinecrest Cemetery in Collegeville with the Revs. Clayton Bulice and LaVon Post officiating, and under the direction of J.A. Funk Funeral Home of Malvern...
Billie Catherine Jennings (03/04/10)
Billie Catherine Jennings, 78, of Nevada, died March 2, 2010, at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center. Graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 6, at Pinecrest Cemetery, in Collegeville, Ark.
Jack Wayne Caparoon Sr. (03/04/10)
Jack Wayne Caparoon Sr. was born at Bonner Springs, Kan., to George and Ida (Coop) Caparoon, Sept. 27, 1918. Jack passed away Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, at the Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Jack joined the U.S. Navy in 1942 serving on the Destroyer USS Bennion. He was discharged Oct. 26, 1945, with the rank of Seaman 1st Class SV-6...
William Joseph "Bill" McDermott Jr. (03/04/10)
William Joseph "Bill" McDermott Jr., 59, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at his home in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. He was born July 19, 1950, in Springfield, Mo., to William Joseph McDermott Sr. and Evelyn Louise Hembree McDermott...
Bernice Martha Heiman Griggs (03/04/10)
Bernice Martha Heiman Griggs was born in Montrose, Mo., on Jan. 13, 1926. She passed away on Feb. 24, 2010. She was married to Howard K. Griggs on June 23, 1947, and to this union they had seven children. She was preceded in death by her husband Howard K. Griggs; infant daughter, Linda Lucille Griggs; two sisters, Rita Heiman Gibbons, and Evelyn Heiman Brownsbarger; and one brother, James Heiman...
Jerry L. Bobbett (03/03/10)
Jerry L. Bobbett, 63, Nevada, passed away on Monday, March 1, 2010, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., following a lengthy illness. He was born May 25, 1946, in Nevada, to Frederick Buford Bobbett and Betty Jean Carroll Bobbett. He married Lielani M. Cox on June 20, 1965, in Nevada, and she survives of the home...
Glenda Joan Rives (03/03/10)
Glenda Joan Rives, 65, Nevada, passed away on Monday, March 1, 2010, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada following a bout with cancer. She was born Dec. 7, 1944, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Walter Dale Butterfield and Mildred Elaine Stark Butterfield. She married John P. Rives on July 9, 1966, in Nevada, and he preceded her in death in 1997...
Gary W. Chadd (03/02/10)
Gary W. Chadd, 56, Milo, Mo., passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, after being diagnosed with cancer on Nov. 16, 2009. Gary was born on Oct. 14, 1953, in Sheldon, Mo., to John W. Chadd and Margaret J. Baker Chadd. Gary is survived by his wife, Terri, of the home; four sons, Matt Chadd, Jamie Archer, Mark Chadd and Shane Smith; three daughters, Alicia Smith, Kristina Gammon, Trisha Hudson; 24 grandchildren, Natasha, Lizzy, Michala, Hailey, Abbi, Anna Laura, Sierra, Maddison, Alissa, Ashley, Emily, Austin, Tristen, Zachary, Tyler H., Quinten, Dakota, Coby, Joe, Caleb, Bryson, Colton, and Tyler; his father, John W. ...
Rodney Earl Schnedler (03/02/10)
Rodney Earl Schnedler, 45, Nevada, passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2010, at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin, following a short illness. He was born Sept. 5, 1964, in Nevada, to Robert Lee Schnedler and Mildred Evadyne Moore. Rodney grew up in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School in 1982. ...
Anna Jeans (03/02/10)
Anna Jeans, 73, Fort Scott, Kan., formerly of Deerfield, Mo., died Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., following a lengthy illness. She was born March 16, 1936 in Deerfield, to Clarence Brock and Gladys Ripley Brock. She was married in Nevada, to James Thomas Jeans in 1956 and he preceded her in death Aug. 11, 2009...
Glenda Joan Rives (03/02/10)
Glenda Joan Rives, 65, Nevada, passed away on Monday morning, March 1, 2010, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.