Obituaries from September 2010
Thelma Marie Armsworthy
Thelma Marie Armsworthy, 89, former resident of the Garland, Bronaugh, Mo., area and more recently of Nevada, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada. She was born Jan. 14, 1921, in Vernon County, the daughter of Earl Gulliford and Alta Janes Gulliford. ...
Grace J. Huppe
Grace J. Huppe, 92, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at her home in Nevada, following a short illness. She was born March 1, 1918, in Grover, Colo., to Steve and Lottie J. McCoy. She married Frank Burk in 1940 in Kimball, Neb., and he preceded her in death in 1954. To this union a daughter, Patsy Marie, was born. She was united in marriage to Walter C. "Bud" Huppe on July 13, 1956, in Carr, Colo., who preceded her in death in May 2005. To this union, a son, Michael, was born...
Lowell W. Hulse Sr.
Lowell W. Hulse Sr., 69, Bronaugh, passed away on Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, following a sudden illness. He was born May 26, 1941, in Barton County, to Edward Eugene Hulse and Vida Maxine Gardner Hulse. He married Donna M. Jones on June 10, 1962, in Nevada, and she survives of the home...
Berniece E. Martin
Berniece E. Martin, 96, Walker, passed away at her home on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010. She was born 4 1/2 miles north of Walker, in the house built by her father, on Aug. 26, 1914, to Robert L. Leedy and Nellie Standage Leedy. She married Dwight E. Martin at the United Methodist Church in Nevada on June 28, 1936. He preceded her in death on July 18, 1977...
Maj. Robert Dee "Bob" Jones Ret.
Robert D. "Bob" Jones, 86, Nevada, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, following a lengthy illness. He was born Dec. 6, 1923, in Cainsville, Mo., to Robert M. Jones and Lula Amanda Baines Jones. He married Betty L. Thomas on July 12, 1947, in Nevada, and she survives of the home...
James "Jim" Daniel Hacker
James "Jim" Daniel Hacker, 78, of Butler, Mo., died Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at Bates County Hospital in Butler. He was born May 26, 1932, to Howard and Angie Naomi Palmer Hacker in Nevada, Mo. Jim is survived by his wife of 58 years, Rita Hacker of Butler; two sons, Larry Hacker and wife, Loretta, and Ken Hacker and wife, Alice, all of El Dorado Springs, Mo.; one daughter, Donna Thurman and husband, Randy, of Butler; three brothers, Bob Hacker and wife, Carol, of Nevada, Bill Hacker and wife, Margie, of El Dorado Springs, and Dick Hacker and wife, Sandy, of Nevada; one sister, Bonnie McDaniel and husband, Cliff, of Nevada; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. ...
Jerial D. Covington
Jerial Covington, 90, Walker, went to his heavenly home on Sept. 15, 2010. Jerial was born in Searcy, Ark., to Lewis and Minnie (Cowan) Covington. Jerial and his parents moved to Missouri when he was three years old. He resided in the Walker area much of his life...
Haley-Jane Elizabeth Graham
Haley-Jane Elizabeth Graham, 22, was born April 6, 1988, in Joplin, Mo., and passed away Sept. 17, 2010, in her home in Springfield, Mo. Haley was a May 2010 graduate of Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Clothing, Textiles, and Merchandising Cum Laude...
Roxie Louise Scott
Roxie Louise Scott, 85, Nevada, passed away Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada, following a short illness. She was born April 6, 1925, in Nevada, to William Benton Glendenning and Sylvia Garland Glendenning. She was married June 26, 1949, in Nevada, to Orville T. Scott and he preceded her in death on Aug. 10, 2007...
Col. John N. Barley
Ret. Colonel John Nichols Barley, 90, of Bedford, Texas, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
Mary Elizabeth Sharp
Mary Elizabeth Sharp, 90, Pratt, Kan., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sept. 17, 2010, at South Wind Hospice Home in Pratt. She was born July 2, 1920, near Hiattville, Kan., to Ray and Lena Allison. Survivors include her two daughters; Marilyn (Vic) Hook, Wilson, Kan., and Carolyn (Galen) Banks, Pratt, Kan. ...
Rickey Lane Ward
Rickey Lane Ward, 54, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin. He was born May 16, 1956, in Oroville, Calif., to Lloyd Harless and Edith Ida Pickering Harless. Rickey came to Nevada in 1995. He worked at the Nevada Recycling Center and was a mechanic for various garages in Nevada. ...
Steven L. Mitts Sr.
Steven Loren Mitts Sr., 58, of Milo, Mo., died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, after a sudden illness. Steven was born Oct. 4, 1951, in Nevada, to Willie F. and Ruth (Howell) Mitts and was raised by Willie and Vera (Burdick) Mitts. ...
Jerial D. Covington
Jerial D. Conington, 90, of Walker, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada. Funeral services will be Saturday, Sept. 18, at 3 p.m., at the Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs. Burial will follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Walker, under direction of the funeral home...
Kathleen Eakins Robinson
Kathleen Eakins Robinson, 97, died Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, at Masonic Home of Shelbyville, Ky. A native of Shelby County, she was the daughter of the late Calvin and Sarah Hudson Eakins and the widow of Chester L. Robinson. She was a member of First Baptist Church where she was a founder of the Prayer Ministry and active in Young at Heart in which she helped start a dulcimer group. ...
Rickey Lane Ward
Rickey Lane Ward, 54, Nevada, died on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin. 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...
Ruby A. Neel
Ruby A. Neel, 99, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at Moore-Few Care Center. She was born June 18, 1911, in Nevada, to Winnie Walter Reed and Martha Pauline Marquardt Reed. She married Clyde L. Ray in 1932, and he preceded her in death in 1980. She married Lloyd Neel in 1981 and he preceded her in death in 1997...
Eldon Lee Smith
Eldon Lee Smith, 83, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at his residence in Salina, Kan. He was born June 26, 1927, in El Dorado Springs, Mo., to Harold Newton Smith and Jewel McMillen Smith. He was married to Mildred Ruth Kuntz and she survives of the home...
Harvey G. Decker
Harvey G. Decker, 72, Nevada, passed away on Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, at his home in Nevada. He was born Sept. 11, 1928, in Halstead, Kan., to Abe B. Decker and Helena Dirks Decker. He married Vada Schmidt on March 2, 1952, in Hillsboro, Kan., and she preceded him in death on Oct. 15, 2006...
Lois Irene Ross
Lois Irene Ross, 84, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born on Dec. 24, 1925. She married Roy Robert Ross on Oct. 19, 1941, in Carson City, Nev. He preceded her in death on July 10, 1998...
Stephen Lee (Spain) Tucker
Stephen Lee (Spain) Tucker, 43, El Dorado Springs, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at his parents home in Schell City, Mo. Steve was born Nov. 17, 1966, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Harold Samuel and Shirley Ann (Terrill) Tucker. Early in his life, Steve attended school in Kansas City, then along with his family, relocated to Schell City where he also attended school. ...
Marion F. Throne
Marion F. Throne, 92, a resident of Hume, Mo., passed away Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at the Missouri Veteran's Home in Mt. Vernon, Mo. He was born July 16, 1918, in Essex, Mo., and spent his youth in Arkansas. He married Cora Lorene "Pete" Smalling on Feb. ...
Keitha Ruth Bohlander
Keitha Ruth Bohlander, 86, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at her home. She was born Nov. 15, 1923, in Walnut, Kan., the daughter of Frederick K. Bohlander and Fern Martin Bohlander. She was a graduate of Walnut High School and received her bachelor's degree from Pittsburg in 1951. ...
Steve Tucker, 43, El Dorado Springs, died on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, in Schell City, Mo. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Green Lawn Cemetery in Schell City. Friends may call after 1 p.m., Friday, at the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home in Schell City...
Colin F. Fairchild
Colin F. Fairchild, 62, of Omaha, formerly of Nevada, passed away Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at Creighten University Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard F. and Marion M. Fairchild of North Platte, Neb., formerly of Nevada. Survivors include his sister, Marilyn Fairchild Durham, Gladstone, Mo., and four children, David Fairchild, Missouri, Paul A. Fairchild, Texas, Lance E. Fairchild, Colorado, and Bree Anne Fairchild, Arizona...
Geneva C. Stroud
Geneva C. Stroud, 92, of Prairie Village, Kan., formerly of Hume, died on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. Graveside memorial services will be held Saturday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m., at the Greenlawn Cemetery, Rich Hill, Mo. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Geneva Stroud Memorial Fund c/o Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill...
Russell Eugene Underwood
Russell Eugene Underwood, 65, Adrian, Mo., formerly of Nevada, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, Mo., following an illness of several months. He was born March 4, 1945, in Nevada, to Russell Neal Underwood and Mary Adeline Peacock Underwood. Russell was born and raised in Nevada. He made his living as a truck driver, primarily as a grain hauler. He attended the Pentecostal Assembly in Nevada; and for the past six years, he has resided in Adrian...
Ruth L. Schwamb
Ruth L. Schwamb, 90, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 7, at Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Rich Hill. Visitation services will be held from 6-7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 6, at the funeral home...
Velma Viola Madison
Velma Viola Madison, 88, Fort Scott, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at the Mercy Health Center.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
Mildred J. Bobbett
Mildred J. Bobbett, 91, Nevada, passed away at her home on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, following a brief illness. She was born on March 11, 1919, in Percival, Iowa, to James Bobbett and Beatrice Lockhart Bobbett. She married Jacob Edward Bobbett on Dec. 26, 1936. He preceded her in death on May 18, 1986...
Louise Landers, 88, passed away quietly at NorthCare Hospice House in North Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. Louise was born to Howard and Gladys (Hall) Campbell on June 21, 1922, in Moundville, Mo. Louise grew up in Moundville, later attending and graduating from Bronaugh High School. ...
James Wayne Pursley
James Wayne Pursley, 90, Nevada, passed away Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, in Nevada. He was born on Nov. 19, 1919, in Bolivar, Mo., to Mack Travis Pursley and Ettie Wheeler Pursley. He married Marjorie Eletha Shaw on July 17, 1946, in Fort Scott, Kan., and she survives of the home...
John Spencer Sperry
John Spencer Sperry died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. John was born on Oct. 12, 1940, in Artesia, N.M., the last of the three children of Wesley Roy Sperry and Helen Watford Sperry. He was married on Feb. 17, 1968, to Nuala Delaney, who survives of the home...
Doris Faye Allen
Doris Faye Allen, 58, Bolivar, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at Parkview Healthcare in Bolivar. Doris was born Dec. 31, 1951, in Butler, Mo., to Gordon and Gladys (Fitzpatrick) Plummer. She was a homemaker. Survivors include daughers, Jennifer Lynn Crowder and husband, Kevin Kerr of Lawrence, Kan., Christina Marie Allen of Nevada, and Lorinda Kay Wheeler and husband, Jonathan, of Gladstone, Mo.; her mother, Gladys Wichael, Bolivar; sisters, Treva Jones, Rebecca McCown, Wanda Randolph and Edith Wichael; five grandchildren, Shelbie, Nathaniel, Terryn, Shaun, and Olivia.. ...