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Obituaries from October 2010

Charlotte M. Beard (10/30/10)
Charlotte M. Beard, age 82, a former resident of Fort Scott and Pittsburg, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at the Eastwood Manor in Commerce, Okla. Funeral services for Charlotte Beard will be announced by the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott...
Marian M. Cameron (10/30/10)
Marian M. Cameron, 80, of Rich Hill, died on Oct. 28, 2010, at the Maple Senior Living of Butler, Butler, Mo. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m., at the Heuser Funeral Home with burial in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Rich Hill. The family will receive friends on Saturday, from 1 p.m., until service time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kern Senior Center c/o the Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill...
Hazel I. Garton (10/30/10)
Hazel I. Garton 87, Bronaugh, passed away Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at National Healthcare, Joplin, Mo. She was born March 1, 1923, in Moundville, Mo., to Marian Alpha Shaw and Clara Ann Maddox Shaw. She was married July 11, 1941, in Joplin, to Harold Dean Garton, and he preceded her in death June 24, 1994. She then married Huber Wise, May 16, 1996, in Bronaugh, and he also preceded her in death...
James William Wyant Sr. (10/30/10)
James William Wyant Sr., 80, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at his home in Nevada following a brief illness. He was born Nov. 19, 1930, to Jess Wyant and Odessa Marie Pennington Wyant. He married Elizabeth Lee Fueston on April 1, 1950, in Bentonville, Ark., and she preceded him in death on March 26, 2006...
Carol Lynn Marcano (10/30/10)
Carol Lynn Marcano, 62, died at her home in Pittsburg, Kan., on Oct. 28, 2010. She was born May 24, 1948, in Fort Scott, Kan., the only child of Walter and Mary Kendig. She spent her school years in Fort Scott. On April 19, 1965, she married Marc Marcano. Carol continued her education, graduating from PSU in 1970 with a B.S. in social work and in 1973 with a B.S. in nursing...
James W. Wyant (10/29/10)
James W. Wyant, 79, Nevada, died on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at his 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...
Bennie Edward Banks (10/29/10)
Bennie Edward Banks, 91, Nevada, died on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, 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...
Joe Wiley Jenkins (10/29/10)
Joe Wiley Jenkins, 69, of Arlington, Va., passed away on Friday, Oct. 22, 2010. Survivors include four sisters, Judy Bennett of Lamar, Mo., Frances Stephan Jenkins and Eleanor Stephan Jenkins, both of Nevada, Mo., and Mary Kay Barclay, Chanute, Kan.; three brothers, George Allen Jenkins and wife, Lou, of Nevada, Mo., David Jenkins Horne and wife, Dorothy, of Independence, Mo., and Vernel Lee Jenkins of Fort Mohave, Ariz...
Randall Lee Barger (10/27/10)
Randall Lee Barger, 50, died on Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, at Freeman West Hospital, in Joplin, Mo., following a lengthy illness. The family plans to schedule a memorial service at a later date. Donations may be made to the family. Arrangements are made by the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City, Mo...
Darlene Ann Swafford (10/27/10)
Darlene Ann Swafford, 80, Nevada, passed away Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada. She was born Nov. 12, 1929, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Jesse Elroy Swafford and Rose Johanna Balocca Swafford. Ms. Swafford made her home in Nevada since 1956. ...
Rosa May (10/27/10)
Rosa May, 93, Nevada, passed away Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born July 7, 1917, in Ashton, Idaho, to Herbert Farnworth and Rosie Lake Farnworth. She was married May 8, 1987, in Reno, Nev., to Alvin D. May, and he preceded her in death in 1997...
Darlene Ann Swafford (10/26/10)
Darlene Ann Swafford, 80, Nevada, passed away Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada. She was born Nov. 12, 1929, in Fort Scott, Kan. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Nevada, with the Rev. Justin Hoye officiating. Interment will follow at Newton Burial Park in Nevada...
Thomas Alan Hook (10/26/10)
Thomas Alan Hook, 80, Louisburg, Kan., died Oct. 23, 2010, at Kansas City Hospice House, surrounded by his family. Tom was born Aug. 25, 1930, in Pittsburg, Kan., the oldest son of the Rev. Alan and Nina Livingston Hook. He graduated from Pittsburg High School in 1949...
Hazel N. Woods (10/26/10)
Hazel N. Woods, 96, Nevada, passed away Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, following a sudden illness. She was born Jan. 29, 1914, in Milo, Mo., to William Frederick Garland and Roxie Rebbecca Adeline Peacock Garland. She was married in 1952, to William Elton Woods in Bentonville, Ark., and he preceded her in death Oct. 23, 1981...
Sara Lou Kapple Lawhorne (10/26/10)
Sara Lou Kapple Lawhorne passed away on Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, at her home in Nevada, after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born July 24, 1943, in Bremerton, Wash., to Barney and Betty Lou Kapple. At the age of 2, she and her parents moved to Nevada, Mo., to start Kapple Card Hardware. ...
Sara Lou Lawhorne (10/23/10)
Sara Lou Lawhorne, 67, Nevada, died at her residence Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, following a lengthy illness. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the First Christian Church in Nevada. Contributions may be made in her memory to either Vernon County Cancer Relief or the Nevada Regional Medical Center Foundation c/o Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada...
Jack E. Fitzgerel (10/23/10)
Jack E. Fitzgerel passed away Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at his home. Jack Edward Fitzgerel was born on Jan. 26, 1923, in rural Higginsville, Mo., to Dewey and Ella Frances Anson Fitzgerel. He graduated from Farmer's High School near Centerview, Mo. Mr. ...
Debra Louise Motz (10/23/10)
Debra Louise Motz, 47, Lamar, Mo., passed away Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at the Barton County Memorial Hospital in Lamar. Debra was born Jan. 9, 1963, in Lamar. She was a lifetime resident of Barton and Vernon counties. She attended Sheldon High School in Sheldon, Mo. ...
Jesse Ray Baker Sr. (10/22/10)
Jesse Ray Baker Sr., 80, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, at his home in Nevada following a lengthy illness. He was born March 6, 1930, in Nevada, to James Otis Baker and Bertha Rachel Love Baker. He was born the 11th of 13 children...
Robert Lee Woodfill (10/22/10)
Robert Lee Woodfill, 82, Prosper, Texas, formerly of Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, following a lengthy illness. Bob was born in Nevada, Mo., on Jan. 11, 1928, to Linden (Shorty) and Hazel Woodfill. He graduated from Nevada High School in 1946. A year later, he entered the United States Army, served in the Philippines and was honorably discharged in 1948...
Jesse R. Baker Sr. (10/21/10)
Jesse R. Baker Sr., 80, Nevada, Mo., died on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, at his 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...
Robert Lee Woodfill (10/21/10)
Robert Lee Woodfill, 82, Celina, Texas, formerly of Nevada, Mo., died on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, at Settlers Ridge Care Center in Celina. 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...
Derek Lane Kirkham (10/20/10)
Derek Lane Kirkham, 28, Nevada, passed away in Bourbon County, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010. He was born Feb. 11, 1982, in Hot Springs, Ark., to William Kirkham and Ginger Ethredge Kirkham. He married Lyndsey C. Johnson on June 17, 2006, in Nevada, and she survives of the home...
Jason Lee Gardner (10/20/10)
Jason Lee Gardner, 27, Richards, Mo., passed away on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, in Bourbon County. Jason was born Nov. 14, 1982, in Chillicothe, Mo., to Richard Lee Gardner and Sharon Kay McWilliams Gardner. Jason grew up in Metz and Nevada. He attended Metz School and graduated from Nevada High School in 2000. ...
Rebecca "Becky" Weddle (10/16/10)
Rebecca "Becky" Rae Weddle, of Fort Scott, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, while with her loving family in Moundridge, Kan. Born in Elkhart, Ind., Sept. 20, 1942, as the oldest child to Virgil Westover Harvey and Ardis Carol Harvey. Becky attended Elkhart High School, Goshen College in Goshen, Ind., and earned her master's degree in English as a second language from Pittsburg State University...
Elva "Joyce" Knoderer (10/14/10)
Elva "Joyce"Knoderer passed away peacefully in her sleep Wednesday morning, Oct. 13, 2010, after a long illness with Alzheimer's disease. Joyce was born Easter Sunday, April 12, 1925, to Elva and Riley Kafer, and remained a lifelong resident in the Nevada area. ...
Peggy M. Boehs (10/14/10)
Peggy M. Boehs, 59, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. She was born June 12, 1951, in Siloam Springs, Ark., to Chester James O'Neal and Evelyn Marie Powers O'Neal. She married Calvin Boehs on Oct. 10, 1992, in Nevada, and he survives of the home...
Bill Blevins (10/13/10)
Bill Blevins, 71, of Butler, Mo., died Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, in Butler. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler, with the Rev. Michael Atkinson officiating. Burial followed in Woodfin Cemetery, Foster, Mo...
Donald Lee "Pete" Williams (10/12/10)
Donald Lee "Pete" Williams, age 66, a resident of rural Deerfield, died Friday evening at the Nevada Regional Medical Center Emergency Room, following injuries received in a motor vehicle accident near Deerfield. He was born Sept. 4, 1944, in Deerfield, Mo., the son of Orman Virgil and Lula Mae Williams. ...
Mary Lois Charles (10/12/10)
Mary Lois Charles, 91, formerly of Kansas City, Mo., died Oct. 11, 2010, at the Medicalodge, Fort Scott, Kan. She was born Jan. 11, 1919, in Metz, Mo., the daughter of Charley Floyd and Grace M. (Saul) Charles. Mary is survived by a sister, Edith Collins, of Fort Scott, Kan.; a brother, Ellis Charles and Jeanne of Parsons, Kan.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Floyd Charles...
Lonnie L. Engle (10/09/10)
Lonnie Loren Engle, 68, Liberal, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at his home. He was born Dec. 22, 1941, in Mulberry, Kan., to John Jacob Engle and Ruby Gaynell Collins Engle. He married Joan D. Rackley on April 2, 1961, in Nevada, and she survives of the home...
Max Wayne Kirkendoll (10/08/10)
Max Wayne Kirkendoll, Nevada, infant son of Larry Kirkendoll and Kayla Lea Messer, passed away suddenly at his residence on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010. He was born May 24, 2010, in Nevada. In addition to his mother and father, survivors include one sister, Liberty Kirkendoll, of the home; maternal grandparents, Will Messer, Joplin, Mo., and Terry Messer, Nevada; paternal grandparents, Shelly Kirkendoll, Nevada, and Larry Kirkendoll, also of Nevada; maternal great-grandparents, Pat and Mike Brigman, Nevada; paternal great-grandparents, Pat Rogers, Jericho Springs, Mo., and Larry Kirkendoll, the state of Texas; aunt and uncle, Harley and Shawn Kirkendoll, Nevada.. ...
Max Wayne Kirkendoll (10/07/10)
Max Wayne Kirkendoll, Nevada, infant son of Larry Kirkendoll and Kayla Lea Messer, passed away suddenly at his residence on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010. Funeral arrangements and family information will be provided later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. View obituary and send condolences on line at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Raymond "Ray" A. Clark (10/07/10)
Raymond "Ray" A. Clark, 45, of Piqua, Kan., passed away Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, at the Allen County Hospital in Iola. Ray was born in Chanute, Kan., on Oct. 31, 1964, the son of Raymond E. and Lena (Johnstone) Clark. He was united in marriage to Cynthia Mullins on June 21, 1986, in Nevada, Mo. She survives of the home...
Vern K. Meinershagen (10/06/10)
Vern K. Meinershagen, 91, Independence, Mo., passed away Oct. 1, 2010. Vern was born July 24, 1919 In Independence, Mo., to Edward and Ida (Kehr) Meinershagen. Vern served his country proudly two times. He was a Master Sergeant, recipient of the Bronze Star and is a veteran of the U.S. ...
Frances Aileen Russell Gibson (10/06/10)
Frances Aileen Russell Gibson, 87, El Dorado Springs, Mo., passed away Oct. 2, 2010, following a brief illness. She was born Nov. 3, 1922, near Nevada, to Robert Rodney Russell and Adrian Janette Lowe Russell. She married Everett James Gibson in June of 1946. They lived in Vernon County where she worked at the shoe factory prior to moving to the Kansas City area, where she was a homemaker, and began their family. She later worked as a seamstress, making custom draperies...
Corliss Olene Kepler (10/06/10)
Corliss Olene Kepler, 85, Nevada, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., following a sudden illness. She was born Jan. 6, 1925, in Barton County, Homer R. Lathrop and Marguerite Mallory Lathrop. She was married to Carl O. Kimsey on Feb. 2, 1944, and he preceded her in death. She later married James R. Kepler on Aug. 18, 1962, and he preceded her in death on March 15, 1987...
Corliss Olene Kepler (10/05/10)
Corliss Olene Kepler, 85, Nevada, died on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo. Family information will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, at Moore Cemetery, Nevada...
Paul Elvin Kasten (10/05/10)
Paul Elvin Kasten, 93, formerly of Bronaugh, more recently of Nevada, died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center. He was born Sept. 14, 1917, in Vernon County, the son of Rudolf Kasten and Amanda Webber Kasten. He graduated from Nevada High School. He married Hazel F. Goben on Feb. 7, 1948, in Kansas City, Mo. She preceded him in death on April 4, 2005...
Paul Elvin Kasten (10/02/10)
Paul Elvin Kasten, 93, resident of Bronaugh, Mo., died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements for Paul Kasten will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
Clara Alice Carlson (10/02/10)
Clara Alice Carlson, 90, Nevada, formerly of Walker, Mo., went to be with her Lord on Sept. 29, 2010, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. She was born July 20, 1920, in Edmond, Okla., to Walter C. Carlson and Amy Alice Spencer Carlson. The family moved to the Walker area in 1930, where she graduated from high school in 1938 as Valedictorian of her class. ...
George Robert Ewing (10/01/10)
George Robert Ewing, 91, Mt. Vernon, Mo., formerly of Sheldon, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin. He was born March 9, 1919, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Walter Clarence Ewing and Laura Nettie Miller Ewing. He married Ona Earlene Ewing on Feb. 13, 1953, in Joplin, and she preceded him in death on April 20, 2007...