Obituaries from August 2010
Shirley Ann Thomas
Shirley Ann Thomas, 76, of Lee's Summit, passed away at Kansas City Hospice House on Aug. 27, 2010, after a brief illness. Born in Kansas City on Feb. 26, 1934, Shirley spent most of her life in the metro area. She graduated from Paseo High School in 1951 and worked in insurance administration. On Feb. 5, 1954, she married Ronald Gene Thomas -- the love of her life. Gene preceded her in death in January of this year...
David E. Schulze
David E. Shulze, 73, Nevada, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. He was born Feb. 23, 1937, in Nevada, to Albert Lee Schulze and Balzoria I. Reynolds Schulze. He was married Sept. 2, 1961, in Arcadia, Kan., to Dorothy M. Prettyman, and she survives of the home...
Flora Rae Johnson
Flora Rae Johnson, 77, Nevada, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, at St. John's Hospital in Joplin, Mo.
Services will be announced at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Konantz-Warden Funeral Home in Lamar.
Mary Jane (Janie) Roden
Mary Jane (Janie) Roden, Nevada, died on Aug. 26, 2010, from sudden illness. She was born to Edward V. Zagst and Doris M. van Order Zagst on April 18, 1925, in El Dorado, Ark. She was married on Feb. 5, 1982, to Robert A. Roden, who survives of the home...
Mary Ann Barley
Mary Ann (Budd) Barley, 89, of Bedford, Texas, passed away Aug. 21, 2010. Mary Ann was born April 2, 1921, in Chanute, Kan., to William LaVerne and Marcella (Flannery) Budd. She was united in marriage to John Nichols Barley, in Chanute, on Dec. 27, 1944...
Mary Sue Houdeshell
Mary Sue Houdeshell, 76, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at St. John's Hospital in Joplin, Mo., following a brief illness. She was born on Aug. 28, 1933, in Nickleton, Mo., to Ivan Doll and Ruth Emma Daugherty Doll. She married Robert E. Houdeshell on Nov. 7, 1949, in Vernon County, and he survives of the home...
Lawrence Ernest Bowles
Lawrence Ernest Bowles, 87, a former resident of Deerfield, and more recently of Mapleton, Kan., died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010, at his home. He was born Oct. 4, 1922, in Deerfield, the son of Arthur E. Bowles and Almeda Burris Bowles. He married Una E. ...
Patricia A. (Reed) Jenkins
Patricia Jenkins, 84, Kansas City, Mo., passed away on Aug. 23, 2010, at the KC Hospice House, surrounded by her loving family. Patricia was born in Fairmount, Mo., on Sept. 5, 1925. She was the only daughter of seven children born to Roy C. and Juanita (Cutler) Reed. ...
Perry "Butch" Chamberlin
Perry "Butch" Chamberlin, 83, Milo, passed away Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., following a lengthy illness. He was born March 24, 1927, in Wakenda, Mo., to Herman Porter Chamberlin and Kathryn Juliann Hance Chamberlin. He was married Oct. 16, 1948, in Miami, Okla., to Catherine Cotten and she survives of the home...
Thomas Augusta Haley
Thomas Augusta Haley, 80, Nevada, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, at his home following a heart attack. He was born Nov. 8, 1929, in Lonoke County, Ark., the son of Edward Haley and Susie Isbell Haley. Thomas married Velma Hansell in 1952. They later divorced. ...
Herman Werholtz, 93, formerly of Girard, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, in the Brandon Woods Retirement Community in Lawrence, Kan.
Obituary details and funeral arrangements will be announced by the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Girard.
Anna Mae (Hargrove) Cox
Anna Mae (Hargrove) Cox, 91, Auburn, N.H., formerly of Nevada, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at Parkland Hospital in Derry, N.H. She was born Dec. 16, 1918, in rural Vernon County, to Charley T. Hargrove and Bertha O. Hawkins Hargrove. She married Edwin J.R. Cox of Clarendon, Texas, June 29, 1941. He was a commissioned officer in the Naval Reserve during World War II. Mr. Cox died suddenly in November of 1962...
Harold Wesley Davis
Harold Wesley Davis, 88, Fort Scott, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott. He was born Feb. 21, 1922, the son of Ernest Edd Davis and Haskell Mary Hayse Davis. He served in the United States Army during World War II. ...
Leland Earl Clyburn
Leland Earl Clyburn, 86, Fort Scott, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, at the Mercy Health Center. He was born Nov. 23, 1923, in Deerfield, Mo., the son of Joseph Ray Clyburn and Edna Pauline Weber Clyburn. He married Alice Ruth Murray on May 30, 1947, in Girard, Kan. ...
William Lester Reed
William Lester Reed, 86, Fort Scott, died Friday, Aug. 20, 2010, at Fort Scott Manor Nursing Home. He was born March 5, 1924, in Pittsburg, Kan., the son of William Reed and Olive Page Reed. Bill married Dora Lee Harbison on Sept. 15, 1947, in Girard, Kan. ...
Jean Norma Nichol
Jean Norma Nichol, 73, Fort Scott, died early Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, at Fort Scott Manor Nursing Home. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 23, in the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the U.S. National Cemetery, Fort Scott. ...
Landon Leroy "Lanny" Phelps
Landon Leroy "Lanny" Phelps, 60, Walker, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, at his sister's home in El Dorado Springs, Mo., following an illness of several months. He was born on July 10, 1950, in Nevada, to William Earl Phelps and Marguerite Milligan Phelps...
Robert "Bob" E. Horning
Robert "Bob" E. Horning, 86, Nevada, passed away Aug. 18, 2010, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. He was born April 10, 1924, in Clarinda, Iowa, to Jesse Stephen Horning and Opal Sylvia Edwards Horning. He married and had two children, Chris and Beth Ann, and later, he married Helen Rivers Schmitz in 1961. She brought four children, Linda, Charlene, Steve, and Stuart, from a previous marriage. Helen survives of the home...
Landon Leroy "Lanny" Phelps
Landon Leroy "Lanny" Phelps, 60, Walker, died on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010.
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
William B. Skinner
William B. Skinner, 88, of Tulsa, Okla., joined God's choir of angels Aug. 17, 2010. He is preceded in death by his parents, William H. and Charlotte E. Skinner. He was employed by Monroe Systems for Business and retired in 1984 after 39 years of service. He was a good servant to the Lord and will be missed...
Doris Maxine Jackson
Doris Maxine Jackson, 90, Nixa, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at her granddaughter's home in Nixa following a short illness. She was born in Harwood, Mo., to Bert Alumbaugh and Bessie Berniece Charles Alumbaugh. She married Ralph James Jackson on Sept. 23, 1942, in Harwood, and he preceded her in death...
Frankie May Woody
Frankie May Woody, 90, Lamar, passed away Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, at Barton County Memorial Hospital. Frankie was born July 11, 1920, in Milo, Mo., to Frank and May (Slates) Carter. On Dec. 30, 1936, in Nevada, she married Lue Hobert Woody and they had celebrated 32 years together before his death on Feb. 24, 1969. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Mary Schuholm and June Rhine...
Kenneth R. Hammar
Kenneth R. Hammar, 76, Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, at the Girard Medical Center. He was born April 1, 1934, in Burton, Kan., the son of Lucian Hammar and Alice Brown Hammar. Kenneth had served with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. ...
Lynn Phillip Rosamond
Lynn Phillip Rosamond, 64, Deerfield, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, following an illness of several months. He was born Dec. 20, 1945, in Hot Springs, Ark., to Alvin Phillip Rosamond and Helena Maye McGriff Rosamond. He married Lynda Alberghini on Dec. 24, 1970, in Pleasant Hill, Mo., and she preceded him in death on Oct. 22, 2000...
Gilbert L. Belknap
Gilbert Belknap, 81, Monett, Mo., died Thursday morning, Aug. 12, 2010, at Benchmark Healthcare of Monett. Services will be held 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 16, at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett, with Dr. Bill Cox officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery, Monett. Memorial donations can be made to the First Baptist Church building fund...
Joseph Ralph Edmonds
Joseph Ralph Edmonds, 89, Nevada, died on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. He was born on Jan. 1, 1921, in Vernon County, to Howard Richard Edmonds and Nellie Phelps Edmonds. Joe Ralph lived his entire life in Vernon County. ...
James William "J.W." Smith
James William "J. W." Smith, 87, Reeds Spring, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. He was born March 3, 1923, in Prescott, Kan., to James William Smith and Martha Ellen Baker Smith. J. W. served in the United States Army during World War II in the Pacific Theatre of War. He farmed all of his life in Vernon County near Metz, Mo. He raised livestock and grew crops. J. W. was a frequent visitor to area sale barns...
Gayleen Jones, 57, Nevada, passed away Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, at her residence following a lengthy illness. She was born Jan. 2, 1953, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to Robert Johnson Bell and Mary Ellen Richmond Bell. She was married July 23, 1976, in Oklahoma City to Terrol D. Jones and he survives of the home...
Neva T. Wardin, 83, Nevada, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born May 15, 1927, in Bartlesville, Okla., to Albert Asbury Watson and Thelma T. Ritchey Watson. She was married to H. W. "Jack" Wardin in 1949, and he preceded her in death in May 2003...
Mary Frances Massions
Mary Frances Massions, 66, Nevada, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, at her home in Nevada following a lengthy illness. She was born Aug. 6, 1944, in Wichita, Kan., to Kenneth Ryan and Byrdie Katherine Castleberry Ryan. She married Dennis M. Massions on July 29, 1966, in Wichita, and he survives of the home...
Stella Lucille Fritter
Stella Lucille Fritter, 99, former resident of Richards, Mo., died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, at the Christian Health Center in Nevada. She was born March 29, 1911, in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Daniel Jacob and Bertha Alice Jones Gardner. She married Louis William Fritter in 1931. ...
Elmer R. Miller
Elmer Robert Miller, 83, of Hiattville, Kan., died at his home, Thursday morning, Aug. 5, 2010. He was born July 11, 1927, in Croweburg, Kan., the son of Elmer Marion and Mamie Pearl (Edwards) Miller. He married Mabel L. Ater July 11, 1946, in Fort Scott, Kan. She survives of the home...
Suzanne Love Adams
Suzanne Love Adams, 80, Mission, Kan., passed away Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, at Kansas City Hospice House. Suzanne was born Nov. 2, 1929, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City and was the daughter of the late Walter Standlee Love, M.D., and the late Mary Claybrook Love. ...
Ruby Loraine Deming
Ruby Loraine Deming, 76, Nevada, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, following a sudden illness. She was born Jan. 9, 1934, in Richards, Mo., to Elmer Ross Rowland and Alvaretta Bell Richmond Rowland. She was married Sept. 7, 1952, in Nevada, to Robert J. Deming and he preceded her in death June 29, 2000...
Rosemary "Rosie" Brundridge
Rosemary "Rosie" Brundridge, 74, Nevada, passed away Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at the Kansas University Medical Center following a lengthy illness. She was born Aug. 13, 1935, in Nevada, to John Raymond Harden and Willa Rose Edison Harden. She was married Feb. 1, 1953, in Nevada to Vernon Brundridge and he survives of the home...
Gregory Gene Cunningham
Gregory Gene Cunningham, of Golden City, Mo., passed away Friday, July 30, 2010, at his home after suffering a massive heart attack. Greg was 53 years old. Born Jan. 14, 1957, in Nevada, he spent his childhood in the Kansas City, Rich Hill and Harwood areas, graduating from Schell City high school. In May of 1982, Greg graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy from the University of Missouri in Columbia...
Dorothy Jean "Judy" Bell
Dorothy Jean "Judy" Bell died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010, in Akron, Ohio, after a brief illness. She had lived in Nevada, most of her life. Dorothy was born Feb. 3, 1923, in Rockville, Mo. She was the youngest daughter of Ohmer Lee and Mildred B. Judy. She was married to Robert William Bell on April 5, 1945, in Fort Scott, Kan...
Wilma N. Howard
Wilma N. Howard, daughter of Benjamin Harrison and Lola Carmin (Smith) Cochran, was born Oct. 20, 1924, in Tiffin, Mo. She passed away Aug. 1, 2010, in Portland, Ore., at 85 years of age. Wilma and her husband of 65 years, Clarence Howard, lived in Kansas City, Clinton and Harrisonville and, for the last 30 years, had resided in Appleton City, Mo., before she moved to Portland, Ore. ...
Sherry Anne Atkins
Sherry Anne Atkins, 42, Nevada, Mo. passed away Saturday, July 31, 2010, at her residence. She was born Sept. 6, 1967, in Independence, Mo. to William Paul Atkins and Joy Ann Blanton West. There are no services planned. Arrangements are under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada...
Lucille E. Zaring
Lucille E. Zaring, 89, Nevada, Mo. passed away Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. She was born Feb. 16, 1921, in Minatare, Neb. to John William Sharp and Lottie Gibbs Sharp. She was married July 22, 1939, in Torrington, Wyo., to John William "Bill" Zaring and he preceded her in death Sept. 1, 2004...
Leland Earl Ijams
Leland Earl Ijams, age 94, of Schell City, Mo. passed away at 7 p.m. Monday, July 19, 2010, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada, Mo. Earl was born Sept. 27, 1915 near Cambridge, Ill. He was the sixth child of Clyde Elmer and Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" (Thompson) Ijams. His brothers and sisters included Orval Ross Ijams, Edna Kroger, Lillian Peters, Ward Ijams, Irene Dade, Dale Ijams, lnez Revis, and Raymond Ijams. All of them preceded him in death. He was the last of his generation...
Lela Katherine Cox
Lela Katherine Cox, 89, Nevada, Mo., passed away Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, at Mercy Health System, Fort Scott, Kan. following a lengthy illness. She was born April 27, 1921, in Dederick, Mo. to Samuel Chester Arnold and Marrissa Frances Barnett Arnold. She was married June 11, 1939, in Nevada, Mo. to Robert Orace Cox Sr., and he preceded her in death Feb. 25, 1999...