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Obituaries from January 2011

Robert "Bob" Purdy (01/29/11)
Robert "Bob" Purdy, 77, of Mound City, Kan., died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at the Prescott Country View Nursing Home at Prescott, Kan. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 31, at the Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home, Mound City, Kan. Burial will be in the Woodland Cemetery at Mound City, Kan...
Anthony L. Wimer (01/29/11)
Anthony L. Wimer, 46, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. Anthony was very proud of the work he did in the aircraft industry. He is preceded in death by grandparents, Raymond and Mamie Wimer, and Woodrow Pritchett. He is survived by parents, Harry and Gayle Wimer, Fulton, Kan.; sisters, Kimberley Richards and husband, Larry, Potwin, Kan., and Brenda Mendoza and husband, Joe, Olathe, Kan.; grandmother, Vera Pritchett; nephews, Kiplee Richards, Ryan, Braden and Nathan Mendoza; as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins.. ...
Dorothy Hamilton (01/29/11)
Dorothy Hamilton, 75, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., after a short battle with cancer. She was born Jan. 14, 1936, in Claflin, Kan., to Anthony Straub and Mary Kimpler Straub. She married Harry Hamilton on Sept. 20, 1954, in Decatur, Ind., and he survives of the home...
Wilma "Shorty" Lincoln (01/28/11)
Wilma "Shorty" Lincoln, 90, of Lamar, Mo., died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at the Barton County Memorial Hospital in Lamar. Services will be Saturday, Jan. 29, at 2 p.m., at the First Christian Church in Lamar, with burial in the Lake Cemetery in Lamar. Visitation will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon, prior to the services, also at the church...
Peggy Mae Wright (01/27/11)
Peggy Mae Wright, 61, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. She was born Jan. 1, 1950, in Nevada, to Charles Vernon Wright and Marian Lucille Etters Wright. Peggy grew up in Illinois and California. She graduated from Pioneer High School in San Jose, Calif., in 1968. ...
Dixie Ann Brooks (01/27/11)
Dixie Ann Brooks, 74, of Blue Springs, Mo., passed away Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at her home. Dixie was born Sept. 27, 1936, in Hume, Mo., the daughter of Russell Herbert and Edith Virgie Henley Brooks. She was a member of First Christian Church of Blue Springs, Mo., retired from Butler Manufacturing Company after 30 and 1/2 years of service...
Hilda Jane Shelby Beshore (01/26/11)
Hilda Jane Shelby Beshore, 97, of Rich Hill, Mo., died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. She was born Aug. 17, 1913, to Maxwell and Julia Alice Hamilton Shelby in Allen County, Kan. Hilda, the older of two daughters, grew up in Allen County, near lola, Kan. ...
Larry Owen Church (01/26/11)
Larry Owen Church, 64, Fort Scott, Kan., passed away on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at Mercy Hospital, Fort Scott, Kan., following a lengthy illness. He was born on Sept. 19, 1946, in Nevada, to Clifford Owen Church and Hazel Angeline Durossette Church. Larry was born in Nevada, but spent much of his youth in Little Rock, Ark. He served in the U.S. Navy and lived at a variety of locales during his adult life. He made his living as a truck driver...
Reagan Lynn Fry Merriman (01/25/11)
Reagan Lynn Fry Merriman died at birth on Jan. 20, 2011, at Cedar County Memorial Hospital in El Dorado Springs, Mo. She was a beautiful, perfect little girl weighing 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and 21 inches long. She is survived by her parents Autumn Fry and Richard Merriman of El Dorado Springs; maternal grandmother, Tammy Fry; great-grandparents, Stan and Barbara Watkins; great-great-grandparents, James and Josephine Rives; great-great-great-grandmother, Alice Rives; paternal grandmother, Martha Merriman; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. ...
Robert Franklin Culp (01/25/11)
Robert Franklin Culp, 68, Nevada, passed away on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at Research Hospital, Kansas City, Mo., following an illness of several months. He was born March 20, 1942, in Fort Scott, Kan., to William Bryan Culp and Viola Z. Farris Culp. Robert was born and raised in Fort Scott, Kan., and attended Fort Scott High School. ...
Hilda Beshore (01/22/11)
Hilda Beshore, 97, of Nevada, formerly of Rich Hill, Mo., died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at the Christian Health Care Center in Nevada. Funeral services are pending and will be announced by the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler.
James LeRoy Hull (01/22/11)
James LeRoy Hull, 61, Nevada, died on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. Following cremation, a committal service will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26, at National Cemetery, in Fayetteville, Ark. Local arrangements are by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada...
Gearldean (Thogmartin) Walker (01/22/11)
Gearldean (Thogmartin) Walker, 81, of St. Charles, Mo., died on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011. She was born Oct. 10, 1929. Loving wife of Row Walker; beloved daughter of the late Thomas and Effie Thogmartin; devoted mother of Roe Ann (Mitchell Patton) Walker, Jill Marie (William) Foss, Jenne Lee (Michael Counts) Walker-Counts, Sally Ann (Allen) Serfas; devoted grandmother of Alec, Cory, Andrew, Grant, Spencer, Reese, Evan, Madison, Jack and Tommy; dear sister of Naydean Kuhns, Elvadean Hopkins, Iladean Hicks, Ermadean Hill, Marydean Williams, Melvin Thogmartin, Tommy Thogmartin and Caroldean Branham; Gearldean is survived by many other friends and family. ...
James Raymond Stoughton (01/22/11)
James Raymond Stoughton, 69, resident of Mapleton, Kan., died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at the Veteran's Administration Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. He was born Nov. 11, 1941, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Ellis Fredrick Stoughton and Mary Elizabeth Blair Stoughton. ...
Mary L. Gillespie (01/22/11)
Mary L. Gillespie, 77, Independence, Mo., formerly of the Moundville / Bronaugh, Mo., areas, passed away on Tuesday night, Jan. 18, 2011, at Center Point Hospital Medical Center, Independence, Mo. She was born on Oct. 26, 1933, in Burlington, Kan., to Frank Nunez and Mary Ellen Little Nunez. She married Clinton H. Gillespie on July 7, 1952, in Nevada, and he survives of the home...
Jess L. Manley (01/21/11)
Jess L. Manley, 47, of Joplin, Mo., passed away at 2:40 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, Mo. Jess was born Oct. 16, 1963, in Nevada, and had lived in Joplin since 1983. He was an LPN and involved in pediatric nursing. He previously worked as a brick mason...
Peggy Mae Wright (01/21/11)
Peggy Mae Wright, 61, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada. She was born Jan. 1, 1950, in Nevada, to Charles Vernon Wright and Marian Lucille Etters Wright. Peggy was raised in Illinois and California. ...
Mary L. Gillespie (01/21/11)
Mary L. Gillespie, 77, Independence, Mo., formerly of the Moundville/Bronaugh, Mo., areas, passed away on Tuesday night, Jan. 18, 2011, at Center Point Hospital Medical Center, Independence, Mo. She was born on Oct. 26, 1933, in Burlington, Kan., to Frank Nunez and Pansy L. Little Nunez. She married Clinton H. Gillespie on July 7, 1952, in Nevada, and he survives of the home...
Mary Christine Drake (01/21/11)
Mary Christine Drake, 97, Nevada, passed away on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada. She was born March 5, 1913, in Lindsey, Calif., to Oscar E. Hunt and Hattie Duncan Hunt. She and her family moved to Greenfield, Mo., where she grew up. ...
Mary L. Gillespie (01/20/11)
Mary L. Gillespie, 77, Independence, Mo., formerly of the Moundville/Bronaugh, Mo., areas, died on Tuesday night, Jan. 18, 2011, at Center Point Hospital Medical Center, Independence, Mo. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada...
Mary Ann Elliott (01/20/11)
Mary Ann Elliott, 67, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, following an illness of several months. She was born Jan. 29, 1943, in Sacramento, Calif., to Edmund Shackleford and Geneva Lois Joplin Shackleford. She married Ewing Lee Elliott on Nov. 13, 1984, in Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death in February 2010...
Suzanne Bell Bartley (01/19/11)
Suzanne Bell Bartley, 74, died Jan. 16, 2011, in Lexington, Mo. Suzanne was born June 29, 1936, to Sam R. Bell and Mildred (Dixon) Bell. Her father owned and operated Bell's Market in Lexington and her mother was a first grade school teacher. Most folks knew her simply as Susie Bell. ...
Betty Ruth McClain (01/18/11)
Betty Ruth McClain, 86, Nevada, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born April 6, 1924, in Harrisonville, Mo., to Phillip Scott Davis and Grace Mae Barr Davis. She was married Feb. 16, 1947, in Harrisonville, Mo., to John McClain and he survives of the home...
B.R. "Blackie" McFall (01/15/11)
B.R. "Blackie" McFall, 86, resident of Presbyterian Village, formerly of Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at his home. He was born Aug. 7, 1924, in Girard, Kan., the son of Bertie Reynolds McFall and Ollie Allison McFall. He married Lena Ruth Hewett on June 23, 1944. She preceded him in death on Dec. 22, 1998. He later married Lucy Pyle on July 9, 2001, in Fort Scott...
Ella Mae V. "Nannie" Grant (01/15/11)
Ella Mae V. "Nannie" Grant, 84, Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at her home. She was born April 19, 1926, at Clinton, Mo., the daughter of Henry Leroy Lindsay and Adell Johnson Lindsay. She married Orville Washington Grant on Dec. 8, 1945, at Warrensburg, Mo. ...
Linda Louise Curtis (01/15/11)
Linda Louise Dobson Curtis, 60, Nevada, gave up her courageous battle with melanoma and ovarian cancer on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at her home. She was born in the elevator of the hospital in Parsons, Kan., to George E. Dobson and Bernice Rasa Dobson on Sept. 2, 1950. She and Monte J. Curtis were married on July 14, 1978, in Miami, Okla., and he survives of the home...
Russell James Rourk (01/14/11)
Russell James Rourk, 86, resident of Bronaugh, Mo., died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at the Mercy Health Center. He was born on April 15, 1924, in Swart, Mo., the son of Roy Elba Rourk and Laura June McDaniel Rourk. He was a graduate of Arcadia High School and Fort Scott Community College. ...
Linda Louise Curtis (01/14/11)
Linda Louise Dobson Curtis, 60, Nevada, gave up her courageous battle with melanoma and ovarian cancer on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at her home. She was born in the elevator of the hospital in Parsons, Kan., to George E. Dobson and Bernice Rasa Dobson on Sept. 2, 1950. She and Monte J. Curtis were married on July 14, 1978, in Miami, Okla., and he survives of the home...
Beth Ann Harris (01/13/11)
Beth Ann Harris, 65, of Kansas City, Mo., died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at North Kansas City Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 14, at Brumback Funeral Home, Stockton, Mo. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 14, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lindley Prairie Cemetery, Stockton...
Robert Duane Carpenter (01/12/11)
Robert Duane Carpenter, 65, of Walker, Mo., died on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada, Mo. Private services are planned at a later date with burial in Green Lawn Cemetery, Schell City, Mo. Arrangements are made by Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City...
Sandra Joan Higgins (01/12/11)
Sandra Joan Higgins, 69, a resident of Richards, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at the St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. She was born Aug. 24, 1941, in Butler, Mo., the daughter of Roy Earl Cameron and Dorothy Tilton Cameron. She married Melvin Higgins on Dec. 11, 1959, at Girard, Kan. Joan enjoyed cooking and often helped with funeral dinners for friends in the Richards community...
Sandra Higgins (01/11/11)
Sandra Higgins, 69, resident of Richards, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at the St. Johns Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
George Menego (01/11/11)
George Menego, 82, of Schell City, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. Services were held Monday, Jan 10, at 1 p.m., at the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Thorade officiating. Visitation was from 12-1 p.m., just prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery, Schell City...
Opal Irene Bigelow (01/11/11)
Opal Irene Bigelow, 88, Nevada, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at Medicalodge of Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born Aug. 12, 1922, in Ashland, Mo., to James William Simrell and Lily Vinita Collins Simrell. She was married to Kenneth Bigelow and he preceded her in death in 1984...
Iona Mae Purvis (01/11/11)
Iona Mae Purvis, 87, Nevada, passed away on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born on Oct. 17, 1923, in Oswego, Kan., to Lloyd Laverne Peak and Edyth Ethel Ladsdowne Peak. She married Arthur L. Purvis on Feb. 14, 1946, in Oaklawn, Ill., and he preceded her in death...
Tommy Tim Pike Sr. (01/11/11)
Tommy Tim Pike Sr., 71, Nevada, passed away on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at Freeman West Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., following an illness of several weeks. He was born Sept. 17, 1939, in Nevada, to Everett Pike and Berniece Scantlin Pike. Tommy was born and raised in Nevada, but spent much of his adult life in various locales. ...
Esther Sander (01/11/11)
Esther Sander, 102, Nevada, formerly of Moundville, Mo., passed away on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. She was born July 31, 1908, in Nekoosa, Wis., to Otto A. Borkowski and Eva Helena Hass Borkowski. She married Herman Sander on Dec. 21, 1929, in Carroll, Iowa, and he preceded her in death in 1987...
James Dale Braden (01/08/11)
James Dale Braden, 69, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, in Fort Scott. He was born Aug. 15, 1941, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Joseph Dale Braden and Elizabeth Harriet Hyden Braden. He married Judy Gazaway on Nov. 1, 1986, in El Dorado Springs, Mo., and she survives of the home...
Mary Ruth Graham (01/08/11)
Mary Ruth Graham, age 66, a resident of Uniontown, Kan., died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott. She was born July 30, 1944, the daughter of Paul Ramsey and Ruth Rogers Ramsey. She graduated from the Uniontown High School in 1962. ...
James Forrest Kerr Sr. (01/08/11)
James Forrest Kerr Sr., age 96, resident of Kansas City, Kan., formerly of Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday morning, Jan. 6, 2011, at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center. He was born Oct. 4, 1914, in Violet Hill, Ark., the son of Robert Benjamin Kerr and Betty Forrest Kerr. ...
Ronald Earl Clow (01/08/11)
Ronald Earl Clow, 60, Nevada, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at Freeman Health Systems West, Joplin, Mo. He was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., on June 29, 1950, to Earl Ross Clow and Maxine Winona DeMerse Clow. He was married in 1983 in Ashland, Ore., to Nancy Seeley, and she survives of the home...
Ronald Earl Clow (01/07/11)
Ronald Earl Clow, 60, Nevada, died on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at Freeman West Health System, Joplin, Mo. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 11, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Visitation will be held Monday from 7-8 p.m., at the funeral home...
Terry Lane Hogan (01/07/11)
Terry Lane Hogan, 62, Nevada, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. He was born Feb. 14, 1948, in Nevada, to Joseph Lee Hogan and Evelyn Harper Hogan. Terry was married May 13, 1985, in Nevada, to Emily V. Irwin and she survives of the home...
Monica Dawn Isaacson (01/07/11)
Monica Dawn Isaacson, 79, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, in Nevada. She was born on Feb. 12, 1931, in Watertown, S.D., to William J. Wensing and Maxine Church Wensing. She married Marvin H. Isaacson on Nov. 17, 1949, in Watertown, S.D., and he preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 1986...
Winifred "Nadine" Moore (01/06/11)
Winifred "Nadine" Moore, 85, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at Rolling Hills Care Center in Catoosa, Okla. She was born on June 12, 1925, in Irwin, Mo., the daughter of John Aaron and Eveline Elizabeth (Key) Folkner. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. ...
Anna Phillips (01/06/11)
Anna Phillips, 84, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born June 13, 1926, in Augsburg, Germany, to Joseph and Rosa Posch. She and David F. Phillips were married on Feb. 13, 1947, in Wiesbaden, Germany, and he survives of the home...
Violet N. Rondeau (01/06/11)
Violet N. Rondeau, 78, Walker, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at her daughter's home in Walker, following a brief illness. She was born Aug. 5, 1932, in Newburg, Ore., to Jessie Carl Adams and Elnora Spiece Adams. She married Leland J. Rondeau on April 24, 1948, in Pendleton, Ore., and he preceded her in death on June 1, 1989...
Michael Lee "Woody" Wood (01/06/11)
Michael Lee "Woody" Wood, 59, Nevada, passed away on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at his home. Michael was born Oct. 8, 1951, in Wichita, Kan. His parents were Hazel Rose Greenway and C.A. "Claud" Wood, Walker, Mo. Michael graduated from Walker High School, after which he joined the United States Navy, and served aboard the USS Flying Fish. After the Navy, he attended Southwest Missouri State University, where he received bachelors and masters degrees...
Willis A. Hughes Sr. (01/05/11)
Willis A. Hughes Sr., 90, of Grand Tower, passed away at 6:35 p.m., Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at Southeast Missouri Hospital, Cape Girardeau. Willis was born at Eldorado, Ill., on May 6, 1920, to Elmer and Lorene (Bramlet) Hughes. On March 22, 1941, he married Velma Gladys Estel at Perryville, Mo...
Delores LaVerne Reaves Hicks (01/05/11)
Delores LaVerne Reaves Hicks, 75, a longtime resident of El Dorado Springs, passed away Jan. 3, 2011, at Barone Care Center in Nevada. She was born in Mansfield on March 19, 1935, to Virgie and Jesse Reaves. Delores was raised in Pacetown where she met her future husband, Lawrence...
Opal Lorene (Collins) Prouty (01/05/11)
Opal L. Prouty, 95, of Independence, Mo., passed away Jan. 1, 2011, at the Villages of Jackson Creek. Mrs. Prouty was born March 18, 1915, in Dederick, Mo., to Wesley and Mabel (Hawkins) Collins. She taught in rural schools of Missouri and in the Nevada, Mo., and Independence, Mo., public schools, retiring in 1980. She had lived in the Independence area for 53 years and was a member of Maywood Baptist Church...
William Alvery Biggerstaff (01/04/11)
William Alvery Biggerstaff, 64, of Belton, Mo., passed away Dec. 25, 2010, at home. There will be a cremation. William was born Feb. 17, 1946, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Alvery and Dorothy Storer Biggerstaff. Arrangements are made by McGilley & George Funeral Home, 611 Chestnut, Belton, MO 64012 (816) 966-0250 www.mcgilleygeorgebelton.com...
Myrtle Lorine Mayes (01/04/11)
Myrtle Lorine Mayes, 90, Springfield, Mo., formerly of Nevada, Mo., died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. She was born Oct. 6, 1920, in Nevada, Mo., to Lewis Earl Mowry and Iva Pearl Tylar Mowry. She was married June 27, 1953, in Camdenton, Mo., to Richard "Dick" Mayes and he preceded her in death Oct. 21, 1966...
August "Gus" Kovacic (01/01/11)
August "Gus" Kovacic, age 89, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at the Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul, Kan. He was born Aug. 23, 1921, in Girard, Kan., the son of John and Katie Kovacic. Gus graduated from the Arma High School and attended Pittsburg State University. ...
Vincel "Vince" Lee Emery (01/01/11)
Vincel "Vince" Lee Emery, 89, of Oak Grove, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at Lee's Summit Medical Center. Vince was born Jan. 24, 1921, to Harvey and Harriet (Shaver) Emery in Vernon County, Mo. He attended school at Milo and Nevada, Mo., graduating in 1939 from Nevada High School. ...
Leah Rae (Bloesser) Stubblefield (01/01/11)
Leah Rae (Bloesser) Stubblefield, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, of Houston, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010 in Dallas, Texas, at 66 years of age. She loved life, travel and vacation, and most of all to spend time with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, C.J. (Charles James) and Nellie I. Bloesser and sister, Glenda Mae Bloesser...