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Obituaries from December 2010

Kenneth Clark Ayers (12/30/10)
Kenneth Clark Ayers, long-time resident of Owasso, Okla., died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, in Tulsa, Okla., at the age of 74 years. He was born on June 9, 1936, in Walker, Mo., to Oren Dale and Zola Mae (Clark) Ayers. He was reared and educated in Walker, and graduated with the Walker High School Class of 1954. ...
Donald W. McIntosh (12/29/10)
Donald W. McIntosh, 67, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at his home in Nevada following a brief illness. He was born Feb. 15, 1943, in Nevada, to Donald William McIntosh and Ruby Marie Gardner McIntosh. He married Janet Longstreth on June 30, 1968, in Nevada, and she survives of the home...
Ellen Irene Bowker (12/29/10)
Ellen Irene Bowker, 92, Lamar, Mo., formerly of Sheldon, Mo., died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at Barton County Memorial Hospital in Lamar, following a sudden illness. She was born Oct. 28, 1918, in rural Sheldon, to Marion Sterling Price George and Minnie Idell Duggins George. She married Robert Chester Banes on July 13, 1938, in Nevada, Mo. He preceded her in death Aug. 12, 1961. She later married William Bowker and he died Feb. 3, 1989...
Stanley L. Mowry (12/29/10)
Stanley L. Mowry left this life surrounded by his family on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2010. He was born on Dec. 23, 1936, to Lewis E. and Iva P. Mowry in Nevada, Mo. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Sheryl. He also leaves four children and their spouses, Stephen L. ...
Carl Leslie Beerbower (12/28/10)
Carl Leslie Beerbower, 78, resident of Fort Scott and local barber for 55 years, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at Mercy Health Center. Following cremation, Rev. Chuck Russell will conduct funeral services at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 29, in the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in U.S. National Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post No. 1165 V.F.W...
Michael Lee Beattie (12/28/10)
Michael Lee Beattie, 54, passed away suddenly Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at Freeman Hospital, Joplin, Mo. He was born Nov. 7, 1956, to Joe Arthur Beattie and Kathryn Louise Schroeder Beattie in Tulsa, Okla. He married Penny Jo Anna Laflen on Dec. 28, 1979, in Moundville, Mo...
Robert Kelley "Bob" Lawson (12/25/10)
Robert Kelley "Bob" Lawson, 65, a resident of Fort Scott, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at his home. There was a cremation. Services were under the direction of the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at www.cheneywitt.com...
Norma Maxine Ghere Diehl (12/25/10)
Norma Maxine Ghere Diehl, 89, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo. Norma was the oldest child of three born to Ralph Laurin Ghere and Allie Lena Wix Ghere. She was born April 28, 1921, in the Double Branch area east of Butler...
Carl G. Belcher (12/25/10)
Carl G. Belcher, 86, died peacefully Dec. 20, 2010, in Nevada, Mo. He was born March 18, 1924, in Herrin, Ill., to Doran D. Belcher and Nelle Marie Schafer Belcher. At Alton High School, he was well-known for his singing voice. He sang at the school assemblies as well as at the Old Cathedral and Evangelical Church and briefly considered a career with Muny Opera in St. ...
Carl Leslie Beerbower (12/25/10)
Carl Leslie Beerbower, 78, lifelong Fort Scott barber and resident, died early Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at Mercy Health Center. He was born Oct. 21, 1932, in Fort Scott, the son of John Henry Beerbower and Ivy Myrtle Key Beerbower. He was a veteran having served in the United States Navy from 1950 to 1954. ...
William D. Flemming (12/23/10)
William D. Flemming, 80, St. Louis, Mo., died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis. He grew up in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School in 1948. Mr. Flemming is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lola (Watson) Flemming; a daughter, Linda Frink and her husband, Dennis, and their family of St. ...
Richard Burbank Fleming (12/23/10)
Richard Burbank Fleming, age 85, resident of rural Fort Scott, Kan., died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at the Mercy Health Center Emergency Room, Fort Scott. He was born in May, Okla., on Sept. 11, 1925, the son of Thomas H. Fleming and Mable E. Robertson Fleming. ...
Dorothy "Dot" Carole Warren (12/22/10)
Dorothy "Dot" Carole Warren, 87, Nevada, passed away on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at her home in Nevada following an illness of several weeks. She was born June 8, 1923, in Mammoth Springs, Ark., to Ewing Hogan Kirby and Alice Owens Kirby. Dorothy was born in Mammoth Springs, Ark., and grew up there and in Nevada, Mo. ...
Dewey Milo Rumfelt (12/22/10)
Dewey Milo Rumfelt, 88, Nevada, formerly of Walker, Mo., died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada following a lengthy illness. He was born Dec. 11, 1922, in Wolf Lake, Ill., to William Perry Rumfelt and Fulva Octavia Freeman Rumfelt. He married Lois Ruth Cheek Dec. 31, 1965, and she survives of the home...
Carl G. Belcher (12/21/10)
Carl G. Belcher, 86, Nevada, died on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at Culpepper Place 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...
Virginia May (Bartkoski) Binder (12/21/10)
Virginia May (Bartkoski) Binder, 58, of El Dorado Springs, Mo., passed away Dec. 15, 2010. She was born Feb. 3, 1952, to Joe and Betty Bartkoski in Nevada, Mo. Virginia was the third child born in a family of 15 children. Virginia excelled in high school sports as well as academics and graduated from Alhambra High School in Phoenix, Ariz., in 1970. ...
Dorothy Carole Warren (12/21/10)
Dorothy Carole Warren, 87, Nevada, passed away on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at her home in Nevada following an illness of several weeks. She was born June 8, 1923, in Mammoth Springs, Ark., to Ewing Hogan Kirby and Alice Owens Kirby. Dorothy was born in Mammoth Springs, Ark., and grew up there and in Nevada. ...
Dorothy Mae Schulze (12/21/10)
Dorothy Mae Schulze, 66, Nevada, passed away Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo., following a lengthy illness. She was born June 21, 1944, in Mulberry, Kan., to Fred W. Prettyman and Annabelle Portwood Prettyman. She was married Sept. 2, 1961, in Arcadia, Kan., to David E. Schulze, and he preceded her in death Aug. 29, 2010...
Ira L. "Sonny" Harman (12/18/10)
Ira L. "Sonny" Harman, 87, longtime resident of Sheldon, Mo., died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. He was born Jan. 21, 1923, in Springfield, Mo., the son of Ira Lilburn Harman and Mary Lee Jones Harman...
Peggy Lou (Tough) Westerhold (12/18/10)
Peggy Lou (Tough) Westerhold passed away on Dec. 16, 2010, near Metz, from injuries received from an auto accident. She was born Sept. 12, 1931, in Metz, Mo., the daughter of Roy and Ruth (Walker) Tough. Peggy lived near Metz most all of her life. She was a graduate from Metz High School. ...
Jessica Marie Grant (Mahana) (12/16/10)
Jessica Marie Grant (Mahana), 27, of Nevada, passed away on Dec. 13, 2010, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. Jessica graduated from Nevada High School in 2001. Jessica moved to Nevada in 1996 with her parents from Lenexa, Kan., and had previously attended the Shawnee Mission School system grades K through 7. Jessica excelled in speech and debate in high school and modeled for Hoffman International. Jessica was a successful manager of several area finance companies...
Jessica M. Mahana (12/14/10)
Jessica M. Mahana, 27, Nevada, passed away on Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at her home. 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...
Lula Maye Marshall (12/14/10)
Lula Maye Marshall, 84, passed away Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010. Lula Maye was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sid Grubbs and Mary Anne Lindley Grubbs; brothers, David, Sid and Jack Grubbs. She is survived by her husband of more than 60 years, Bill Marshall; sons, Mark and his wife, Susan, Mike and Matt; grandsons Billy and his wife, Bethany, of Gulf Shores and Adam; and great-granddaughter, Emma Grace Marshall...
Anton Vanzyl (12/11/10)
Anton Vanzyl, 41, of Schell City, Mo., died on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada, Mo. Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 17, at the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City. Memorials are suggested to a memorial for Mr. Vanzyl's expenses. Interment will be in South Africa...
Albert Leroy Stroud (12/11/10)
Albert Leroy Stroud, 74, of Arcadia, Kan., died at 1:43 p.m., Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, in St. John's Burn Center, Springfield, Mo. He was born Sept. 26, 1936, in Pittsburg, Kan., at Mt. Carmel hospital. His life was all about being a truck driver and his handle was "Supertrucker" for his whole career. Lee died from health complications and burn injuries from his house catching on fire...
Shirley Ann Wait (12/10/10)
Shirley Ann Wait, 78, Nevada, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada following a lengthy illness. She was born Aug. 3, 1932, in Moundville, Mo., to William Carl Thompson and Gladys Pryor Thompson. She married Louis M. Wait Jr. (a.k.a Junior) on June 24, 1951, in Moundville, Mo., and he survives of the home...
Taleah Juanita Clark (12/09/10)
Taleah Juanita Clark, 56, Sheldon, died on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2010, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo. She was born July 21, 1954, in Kansas City, Mo., to Donald Dean Dawson and Edith Fern Ballard Dawson. No services are planned. Arrangements are under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada...
Shirley Ann Wait (12/09/10)
Shirley Ann Wait, 78, Nevada, died on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 11, at Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park, Nevada...
Agatha Arlene Green (12/09/10)
Agatha Arlene Green, 62, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at her home in Nevada. She was born Aug. 10, 1948, in Halo, Texas, to Henry Elton and Muriel Dean Witte. She married Fred Green in 1993 in Carrabelle, Fla., and he preceded her in death in 2006...
Paul Richard Grigas (12/09/10)
Paul Richard Grigas, 61, Nevada, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. He was born June 27, 1949, in Elizabeth, N.J., to Joseph Frances Grigas and Helen Marcella Diamond Grigas. Paul was raised in New Jersey and graduated from Woodbridge New Jersey High School in 1967. ...
Paul Richard Grigas (12/07/10)
Paul Richard Grigas, 61, Nevada, Mo., died on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements and family information will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. View obituary and send condolences on line at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Ervin Eugene Keith (12/07/10)
Ervin Eugene Keith, 66, El Dorado Springs, Mo., passed away on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Springfield, Mo., following a lengthy illness. He was born on March 26, 1944, in Stockton, Mo., to Finis Charles Keith and Halene Louise Scholler Keith. He married Sharon Pitts in 2000 and she preceded him in death in 2004...
Gail Janet Snead (12/07/10)
Gail Janet Snead, 48, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at Nevada Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. She was born Oct. 31, 1962, in Nevada to William Roscoe Snead and Janet Ruth Loveless Snead. Gail was born and raised in Nevada and spent her whole life here. She was a graduate of Nevada High School in 1981. Gail was a proud aunt and loved her family very much and that love was returned in full. She was a member of the New Testament Church...
Anita June Freidline (12/04/10)
Anita June Freidline, 61, of Prescott, Kan., died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at the Via Christi Hospital, Pittsburg, Kan. Graveside memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the Garnett Cemetery, Garnett, Kan. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Pleasanton, Kan. Contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association...
James Edward Scott (12/04/10)
James Edward Scott, 85, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at the Mercy Health Center. He was born Feb. 2, 1925, in Alvarado, Texas, the son of Charles Edward Scott and Esther Sherman Scott. He served in the United States Merchant Marines before serving in the Army combat infantry. ...
Edward L. Stevens (12/04/10)
Edward L. Stevens, 82, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at his home in Nevada following a lengthy illness. He was born on Feb. 2, 1928, in Sylamore, Ark., to John Edward Stevens and Flora Mae Pitts Stevens. He married Neoma Slayton on June 15, 1948, in Mountain View, Ark., and she survives of the home...
Woodrow Edward "Woody" Strader (12/04/10)
Woodrow Edward "Woody" Strader, 95, a resident of Guest Home Estates in Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott. He was born June 29, 1915, in Rockville, Mo., the son of Forest Strader and Julia Elizabeth Webster Strader. He first married Myrtle Loy on April 17, 1937. She preceded him in death on May 25, 1980. He later married Cleo Campbell Frederick on June 22, 1985...
Thomas William (Bill) Swopes (12/02/10)
Thomas William (Bill) Swopes, 85, El Dorado Springs, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at Community Springs Healthcare Facility, El Dorado Springs. Services will begin at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3, in the Sheldon Funeral Chapel, El Dorado Springs. Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m., prior to the service on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Pleasant Springs Cemetery in care of the funeral home...
Naomi Veronica Kraft (12/01/10)
Naomi Veronica Christilaw Kraft, 93, of Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada, Mo., died Nov. 27, 2010, after a long illness. Mrs. Kraft was born in Glenwood, Pope County, Minn., on March 18, 1917, to Mathew Erwin Christilaw and Caroline Strand Christilaw. ...