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Obituaries from June 2010

Mildred Ayers (06/30/10)
Mildred Ayers, 81, passed away June 21, 2010, in Kingman, Ariz., after a short illness. She was born May 28, 1929, in Lamar, Mo., the oldest daughter of Harry and Dorothy Ayers. Mildred graduated from Lamar High School in 1947. She received her teaching degree from Southwest Missouri State Teachers College and taught in Missouri schools for several years, then moved to Dwight, Ill., to teach. ...
Floyd "Shorty" Klinksick (06/29/10)
Floyd "Shorty" Klinksick, 95, of Rockville, Mo., died June 24, 2010, at his home. Graveside services were held Monday, June 23, at the Prairie City Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Prairie City Cemetery or to Heartland Hospice...
Michael Braxton Pryor (06/29/10)
Michael Braxton Pryor, 39, of Mount Vernon, Mo., died on Sunday, June 27, 2010, at his home in Mount Vernon. Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 3, at the family home in Mt. Vernon. Arrangements are under the care of Lakin Funeral Homes Pierce City, Mo...
Vicki Jo Remington (06/29/10)
Vicki Jo Remington, 56, Belton, Mo.,, formerly of Nevada, passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2010, in Nevada. She was born May 28, 1954, in Nevada, to Franklin Woodrow Stark and Cora Lue May Stark. Vicki grew up in Grandview, Mo. She was a member of the Red Bridge Baptist Church of Kansas City, Mo. Vicki worked for Farm and Home Savings in Nevada for a number of years before moving to Tuscaloosa, Ala...
Josephine Johnson (06/25/10)
Grace Josephine Johnson, 86, of Uniontown, Kan., died early Thursday, June 24, 2010, at the Moran Manor. She was born April 2, 1924, in Oxford, Colo., the daughter of Charles Orville and Grace Emma (Oliver) Handrahan. She attended school in Oxford until the death of her father. Her mother then married William Semler and the family moved to a farm southeast of Uniontown in 1939...
Lloyd Russell Murray (06/18/10)
Lloyd Russell Murray, age 92, a resident of the Life Care Center of Wichita, Kan., died Thursday, June 17, 2010. He was born Oct. 14, 1917, in Richards, Mo., the son of Lloyd Raymond and Martha Alice Sheperd Murray. He attended Fort Scott schools and graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1935. He attended one year of Fort Scott Junior College and left to make money as a full-time motion picture operator...
David E. McCannon Jr. (06/18/10)
David E. McCannon Jr. was born in Chilhowee, Mo., on Dec. 2, 1936. He was an over-the-road trucker most of his adult life. He is survived by Deanna Marlow of Blue Springs, Mo.; a daughter, Sheri Ring and husband Ron of Lee's Summit, Mo; two sons, Charles Edward McCannon and wife Amy of Alton, Ill., and David Edward McCannon III of Excelsior Springs, Mo.; a stepson, Rick Marlow and wife Becky of Pleasant Hill, Mo.; and a stepdaughter, Melissa Goss and husband Randy of Blue Springs. ...
Leesa Maree Haehn (06/18/10)
Leesa Maree Haehn, age 27, a former resident of Fort Scott, Kan., more recently of Leavenworth, Kan., died Wednesday, June 16, 2010, at her home in Leavenworth following a lengthy illness. She was born Aug. 8, 1982, in Fort Scott, the daughter of David Hite and Kathy Brown Hite...
Marvin Earl Tate (06/18/10)
Marvin Earl Tate, age 89, a resident of rural Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday, June 17, 2010, at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott. He was born March 31, 1921, in Calloway County, Mo,, the son of Oscar Lee Tate and Ona May Palmer Tate. Marvin was one of 17 children whose generation spanned 138 years. ...
Wesley "Wes" Anderson (06/15/10)
Wesley "Wes" Anderson, age 50, died Friday, June 11, 2010. He was the minister of the First Christian Church in Baldwyn, Miss. He was formerly of Memphis, Tenn. He was an Eagle Scout, Order of the Arrow and a graduate of Ozark Christian College. He was the past chaplain of the Vernon County Sheriff's Office in Nevada, Mo...
Cheryl Ann Fuller (06/15/10)
Cheryl Ann Fuller, age 58, of Joplin, Mo., passed away June 9, 2010, at Freeman Heart Institute, Freeman Hospital in Joplin. Cheryl was born Jan. 19, 1952, at McCook, Neb., to Kenneth and Myrtle (Ritz) Fuller. She grew up on the family farm and graduated from Beaver Valley High School, Lebanon, Neb. ...
James Stoner (06/15/10)
James Stoner, 73, Carl Junction, Mo., formerly of Nevada, died Monday June 14, 2010, at Freeman Health System West. 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...
Carl Richard Worthington (06/15/10)
Carl Richard Worthington, age 84, resident of Presbyterian Village, Fort Scott, died Friday, June 11, 2010, at Mercy Health Center. He was born Nov. 23, 1925, in Xenia, Kan., the son of Lester Coy Worthington and Zula Walker Worthington. He was a 1942 graduate of Moran High School. ...
Tony W. Fleeman (06/15/10)
Tony W. Fleeman, age 51, Fort Scott, Kan., died Friday, June 11, 2010, at the Barton County Memorial Hospital emergency room following an apparent heart attack while working in Nevada. He was born June 27, 1958, in Fort Scott, the son of John T. Fleeman and Dorothy Faye (Coulter) Fleeman. ...
Virgie Thompson (06/15/10)
Virgie Thompson, 91, Bronaugh, Mo., beloved by all, passed away Friday evening, June 11, 2010, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, having suffered a stroke a few days earlier. She had been in declining health for the past three and one-half years. ...
Lillian Ione Newman Sunderwirth (06/15/10)
Lillian Ione Newman Sunderwirth was born near El Dorado Springs on Sept. 21, 1910, the oldest daughter of Leland and Pearl Scott Newman and departed this life, June 11, 2010. She received her education in Vernon County schools and received her cosmetology license from Mariwood Beauty College in 1935. She established a beauty shop in El Dorado Springs in 1937. She practiced 73 years, always helping the needy because she knew everyone liked to look nice even if they couldn't afford it...
Elsie M. Ellis (06/15/10)
Elsie M. Ellis, 100, of Pittsburg, Kan., died at 6 a.m. Monday, June 14, 2010, at Sunset Manor. She was born Jan. 11, 1910, in Jasper County, Mo., the daughter of Will and Darthula Heisten. Elsie attended Centennial rural grade school, and graduated from Carthage, Mo., High School in 1926. She later earned her bachelor and master's degrees from Kansas State Teachers College of Pittsburg, Kan., now Pittsburg State University...
Connie Mische (06/12/10)
Connie Mische, 60, Metairie, La., passed away on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., following a short illness. She was born on Nov. 2, 1949, in Ft. Collins, Colo., to Harry Allen Wood and Ellen Louise Sanderland Wood. She married James Houston Mische on Oct. 28, 1972, in Nevada, MO, and he survives of the home...
Evelyn Leedy (06/12/10)
Evelyn Leedy passed away May 26, 2010, in Falls Church, Va., She was born at Walker, Mo., Dec. 5, 1945, to Vernon and Alphina Leedy. She graduated from Nevada High School, 1963 and Southwest Missouri State College 1967. In 1970 she received two Masters in music from the University of Illinois. She retired from the Library of Congress as music copywriting supervisor. Evelyn loved music, traveling abroad and gardening...
Janice Sue "Jannett" Galster (06/08/10)
Janice Sue "Jannett" Galster, 55, Nevada, passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2010, at her home in Nevada following a lengthy illness. She was born April 4, 1955, in El Dorado Springs, Mo., to Gene Fleener and Phyllis Larson Fleener. She married Gary Lee Galster on April 13, 1996, in Miami, Okla., and he survives of the home...
Shirley Jean Thompson (06/05/10)
Shirley Jean Thompson, 74, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at Nevada Medicalodge. She was born October 28, 1935 in Vernon County, Mo., to Alfha Rusk Thompson and Velma Thompson Lightner. Shirley spent her entire lifetime in the Nevada and Joplin, Mo., area...
Tommy Calvin Roark Sr. (06/05/10)
Tommy Calvin Roark Sr., age 63, a resident of Fort Scott, died Thursday, June 3, 2010, at his home. He was born Nov. 13, 1946, in Olean, Mo., the son of Luther Calvin Roark and Lura Ina Robinett Roark. He married Elda May Newman on May 26, 1990, at Fort Scott. Tommy had served with the United States Navy. He had been employed by Key Industries and Extrustions. He graduated from Devry Technical Institute in his mid-50s...
Laura Holler (06/04/10)
Laura Holler, 91, of Lee's Summit, Mo., passed away Thursday, June 3, 2010, at St. Luke's East Hospital. Memorial visitation will be 3-5 p.m., Sunday, June 6, at Carson-Speaks Chapel, 1501 W. Lexington Ave., Independence, MO 64052. Laura was born Dec. ...
Dewayne Henry Friedli (06/04/10)
Dewayne Henry Friedli, of Harwood, was born on Aug. 16, 1928, in Hope, Kan., to Henry Jacob Friedli and Ella Mays Springs Friedli. He went to be with his Lord Savior on May 29, 2010, after a lengthy illness. He was united in marriage with Alice Louis Schlup on April 12, 1952, in Kansas City, Mo. He was an active charter member of Faith Baptist Church, of Walker, where he was a deacon, trustee, treasurer, Sunday school teacher and superintendent...
Dollie A. Warner (06/03/10)
Dollie A. Warner, 75, Nevada, died, Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at the Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada following a lengthy illness. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 4, at Longview Cemetery in Kansas City, Mo. Friends may call now and until 8 p.m., today, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. The family will receive friends at Longview Cemetery Friday morning between 10 and 11, prior to the service...
Wanda (Stoner) Miller (06/03/10)
Wanda (Stoner) Miller, 74, of Nevada, formerly of Butler and Rich Hill, passed away June 1, 2010, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. She was born on July 10, 1935, in Butler, Mo., the daughter of Lee Victor and Pansy Lorene (Daniel) Stoner. Wanda was married to Bill Murray and to this union two children were born: Jeanie and Jerry. ...
Dale Allan Dockery (06/02/10)
Dale Allan Dockery, 57, Sheldon, Mo., died on Monday, May 31, 2010, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. A visitation will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. View obituary and send condolences on line at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Clarence M. "Hank" Ewing (06/02/10)
Clarence M. "Hank" Ewing, age 79 of Nevada died on Saturday, May 29, 2010, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada, as the result of a sudden illness. Clarence was born on May 28, 1931, in Glaslyn, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Kenneth E. and Fannie A. Hobbs Ewing. On July 9, 1976, he was married to Patsy Ann Wallace and she survives of the home...
Hugh Renfro (06/02/10)
Hugh Renfro, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, departed this world on Saturday, May 29, 2010, at St. Luke's East Medical Center in Lee's Summit, Mo., surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 89 years, 6 months and 17 days. Hugh was born Nov. 12, 1920, in Sundance, Wyoming, the son of Hollie and Mary Ethel (Gott) Renfro. He spent his younger years in the Nevada area...
Richard Souders (06/02/10)
Richard Souders, 70, El Dorado Springs, Mo., died Saturday, May 29, 2010, at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was born June 7, 1939 in Kidder, Mo., to Emmitt James Souders and Dorothy Marjorie Boner Souders. He was married June 11, 1956, in Gladstone, Mo., to Bonnie V. Landis, and she survives of the home...