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Obituaries from March 2011

Mary Ellen Poteet (03/30/11)
Mary Ellen Poteet, 83, Lamar, Mo., passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2011, at Barton County Memorial Hospital, following a lengthy illness. She was born on March 6, 1928, in Anthon, Iowa, to Edwin Walter Prescott and Opal Viola Palmer Prescott. She married James Warner on Oct. 6, 1944, in Anthon, Iowa, who preceded her in death in December 1984. She married Leroy Poteet on Nov. 18, 1992, in Arkansas, and he survives of the home...
Carol Harris Crawford Phillipson (03/30/11)
Carol Harris Crawford Phillipson, of Jefferson City, Mo., and Sarasota, Fla., passed away Monday, March 28, 2011, at the Capital Region Medical Center. Mrs. Phillipson was born Dec. 9, 1934, in Deerfield, Mo., the daughter of Oran Wayne and Mona McLean Harris. On June 8, 1957, she was married to Robert W. Crawford who preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 1991. On Jan. 18, 1995, she was married to Dr. David Phillipson who also preceded her in death...
Walter Lynn Foote (03/29/11)
Walter Lynn Foote, 87, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, passed away at Northcrest Living Center March 24, 2011. Walter was born March 29, 1923, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Basil W. and Blanche (Hathaway) Foote Sr. He worked many years as a truck driver. Walter was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth and second wife, Wanda; daughter, Sandra (Kitty) Nelson; grandsons, Allen Foote and Chad Nelson; brother, Basil Foote; sister, May Pavich; and his parents...
Mary Ellen Poteet (03/29/11)
Mary Ellen Poteet, 83, Lamar, Mo., passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2011, at Barton County Memorial Hospital, following a lengthy illness. She was born on March 6, 1928, in Anthon, Iowa, to Edwin Walter Prescott and Opal Viola Palmer Prescott. She married James Warner on Oct. 6, 1944, in Anthon, Iowa, and he preceeded her in death in December 1984. She married Leroy Poteet in November 1992 in Arkansas, and he survives of the home...
Louise Joan Johnson (03/29/11)
Louise Joan Johnson, 75, Nevada, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at her residence, following a lengthy illness. She was born July 28, 1935, in Walker, Mo., to Roy Anthony True Sr. Joan was born and raised in Vernon County and spent most all of her life here. ...
Betty Lou Scism (03/29/11)
Betty Lou Scism, 75, Nevada, passed away at her residence on Monday, March 28, 2011, following a lengthy illness. She was born on Sept. 22, 1935, in Greenfield, Iowa, to Merlin T. Meisenheimer and Theresia A. Karhoff Meisenheimer. She was married to Jearl Scism on June 10, 1978, in Nevada, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 2007...
Calvin Rex Hensley (03/29/11)
Mr. Calvin Rex Hensley, 86, of Republic, Mo., passed to his heavenly home on Sunday, March 27, 2011 in St. John's Hospital, Springfield, Mo. He was born Nov. 6, 1924, in Gentry, Mo., the son of O.C. and Lena (Davis) Hensley. Rex served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He was united in marriage to Thelma Schmidt on Feb. 10, 1946...
Leland Dale Day (03/26/11)
Leland Dale Day, 66, of Nevada, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2011, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo., following a sudden illness. He was born on Oct. 23, 1944, in Odessa, Mo., to Harvey Day and Edna Mae Westerhold Day. He married Danette F. Sullivan on June 1, 1968, in Odessa, Mo., and she survives of the home...
Margaret L. "Teenie" Brown (03/26/11)
Margaret L. "Teenie" Brown, 77, of Carthage, passed away on March 25, 2011, at Freeman Hospital, Joplin, Mo. She was born on April 22, 1933, in El Dorado Springs, Mo. Teenie was the daughter of the late Frederick Franklin Bland and the late Nora Gladys Griffin Bland. The family moved to Fort Scott, Kan., in 1936 where she grew up. Teenie graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1951...
Thomas P. Todd (03/26/11)
Thomas P. Todd passed away peacefully on March 15, 2011, one week before his 76th birthday in his Fort Lauderdale, Fla., home after suffering from throat cancer. Tom was born in Kansas City, Mo., to David A. Todd and Inez Porta Todd. He is survived by his loving brother and sister-in-law, David and Yvon Todd of Lawton, Okla.; their three children and families, Beth, Gus and Katherine Cooke of Boulder, Colo., Dave, Caroline, David and Suzanne Todd of Fulton, Mo., and Judith and Willy Dunkelberger of St. ...
Virginia Louise Hart (03/26/11)
Virginia Louise Hart, 89, of Fort Scott, Kan., died Friday morning, March 25, 2011, at the Mercy Health Center. She was born Nov. 10, 1921 in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Roy R. and Lyda L. (Cass) Pryor. She married Clifford William "Cotton" Hart on May 25, 1940, in Fort Scott. He preceded her in death June 11, 1997...
Lynnelle M. Freer (03/26/11)
Lynnelle M. Freer, 69, of Fort Scott, Kan., died Monday morning, March 25, 2011, at St. Luke's in Kansas City, Mo. She was born Nov. 28, 1941, in Normangee, Texas, the daughter of Leo T. and Lee Ola (Sorrells Buras) Martin. She married David Freer July 10, 1960, in Piedras Negras, Mexico. He survives of the home...
Catherine Jane Lowe (03/26/11)
Catherine Jane Lowe, 95, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2011, at Christian Healthcare in Nevada. She was born Nov. 24, 1915, in Alba, Mo., to Frank E. Lowe and Jennie Shirk Lowe. Catherine came to Vernon County at the age of 3 and has lived in the same farm house all of her life. She was a dietician for more than 40 years at the Nevada City Hospital. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Nevada and she enjoyed gardening and raising cattle after her retirement...
Kenneth Lee Bates (03/26/11)
Kenneth Lee Bates, 80, Independence, Mo., passed away on Friday, March 18, 2011, at Carmel Hill Healthcare and Rehab Center in Independence. He was born July 9, 1930, in Farmville, Va., to Kenny Bates and Janie Bell Bowen Bates. Kenneth grew up in Virginia and attended school there. ...
Kevin Dwayne Hensley (03/26/11)
Kevin Dwayne Hensley, 48, a former resident of Nevada, more recently of Fort Scott, died Thursday, March 24, 2011, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. He was born Oct. 21, 1962, in Denver Colo., the son of Stanley Keith Hensley and Dorothy Marie Johnson Hensley...
Florence Mary Shiley-Merideth (03/24/11)
Florence Mary Shiley-Merideth, 101, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. Funeral arrangements will be held at a later date in Yucaipa, Calif. She is survived by Leslie and Gerard Bartlett of Nevada. View obituary and send condolences on line at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Mary Berniece (Snow) Bell (03/22/11)
Mary Berniece (Snow) Bell, 78, of Nevada, passed away on Friday, March 18, 2011. She was born on Sept. 1, 1932, in Adrian, Mo., to Columbus M. Snow and Lucy E. Rideniour Snow. She was married to Wilbur D. Bell on July 27, 1952, and he preceded her in death on March 23, 2002. ...
Cynthia L. Smith (03/22/11)
Cynthia L. "Momma" Smith, 54, of Milo, passed away Friday, March 18, 2011, at Freeman W Hospital in Joplin. Cynthia was born on Jan. 7, 1957, in Kansas City, Mo., to Stephen J. and Betty Lou (Brown) Ruddick. On Oct. 8, 1976, she was married to Richard L. Smith and he survives of the home...
Kenneth Eric Sneed (03/22/11)
Kenneth Eric Sneed, 45, of rural Sheldon, passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2011, at the Barton County Memorial Hospital in Lamar. Eric was born on Sept. 5, 1965, in Aurora, Mo., and reared in Vernon County. Eric attended Sheldon schools and graduated from the Sheldon High School in 1984...
Allen Jay Johnson (03/22/11)
Allen Jay Johnson, 95, of Moundridge. Kan., went home to be with the Lord Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Moundridge Manor in Moundridge. He was born Feb. 21,1916, to Elias and Josephine Holdeman Johnson in Newton, Kan. When Allen was 7 years old, he moved with his family to Rich Hill. ...
Rocky Lynn Thompson (03/19/11)
Rocky Lynn Thompson, 51, Topeka, Kan., passed away on Friday, March 18, 2011, at Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kan., following a lengthy illness. He was born Dec. 25, 1959, in Sacramento, Calif., to Maynard Emery Thompson and Dixie Lee McGrath Thompson...
Joe E. Goddard (03/19/11)
Joe E. Goddard, 80, of Blue Springs, Mo., passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo. Joe was born May 3, 1930, in Richards, Mo., the son of Ernest and Ruby (Evans) Goddard. He retired from Marine Electric and was Pentecostal by faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Ernest, Belva, Francis, Donal, William, Ernest "Chub" Goddard and Hazel Evans...
Marie Addington (03/19/11)
Marie Addington, 90, Nevada, passed away on Friday morning, March 18, 2011, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, following a brief illness. She was born on July 14, 1920, in Okmulgee, Okla., to Joe Riley Reed and Stella Blanch Hawkins Reed. Marie was raised in Okmulgee and later in Russell, Kan. ...
William W. (Pat) Murphey (03/18/11)
William W. (Pat) Murphey, 93, Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Bellevue, Wash., passed away on Mar. 16, 2011. Pat was born Feb. 14, 1918, in Braggs, Okla., and grew up in the El Dorado Springs and Nevada, Mo., area. He attended school in Stillwater, Okla., where he met his wife Alma, the love of his life...
Dwight C. Fanning (03/17/11)
Dwight C. Fanning, 72, Nevada, passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2011, at his home in Nevada, following a sudden illness. He was born on Dec. 29, 1937, in Milo, Mo., to Ralph Wesley Fanning and Mildred Evelyn Hiestand Fanning. He married Helen Diane Ireland and she preceded him in death on Jan. 17, 2006...
Nancy Gayle Milster (03/17/11)
Nancy Gayle Milster was born Dec. 26, 1927, in De Soto, Mo. She was the daughter of John Wintha Dickey Sr. and Helen Bessie Gertrude (Uhlmann) Dickey. She died on March 16, 2011, at the John Knox Village Hospice House in Lee's Summit, Mo., at the age of 83 years, 2 months, 18 days...
Paul Keiler Confer (03/17/11)
Paul Keiler Confer, died at the age of 101 in Flower Mound, Texas, on Nov. 2, 2010. On Oct. 23, 1948, Paul was united in marriage with Nellie Lorene. Paul was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 265 in Pratt, Kan., and a member of Scottish Rite Bodies. Paul is survived by two daughters-in-law, Arline Confer, Holiday Island, Ark., and Adrease Confer, Wichita, Kan.; four grandchildren, Diane and Larry Dixon, Anderson, S.C., Cindy and Michael Coldiron, Wichita, Kan., Michael and Teresa Confer, Overland Park, Kan., and David and Debbie Confer, Flower Mound, Texas; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces and nephews. ...
Nellie Lorene Confer (03/17/11)
Nellie Lorene Confer died at the age of 83 in Springdale, Ark., on Dec. 12, 2007. On Oct. 23, 1948, Lorene was united in marriage with Paul Confer. Lorene was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She was the head bookkeeper for Midas Muffler in Wichita, Kan., and Ginger's Lady Wear. She also enjoyed reading and gardening...
Rhett Walker Craig Kelso (03/16/11)
Rhett Walker Craig Kelso went to join our heavenly father at the tender age of 7 months, 2 days old on Sunday, March 13, 2011, in St. Petersburg, Fla., where he was born on Aug. 11, 2010. He is survived by his loving parents, Michael Kelso (Nevada High School class of '90) and Sarah Kelso (Nevada High School class of '91); his brother, Kyler Kelso of Palm Harbor, Fla.; his grandparents, Alan and Joyce Kelso of Kearney, Mo., (Former associate pastor of Nevada First Baptist Church from 1981-1992), Tim and Sonja Wells of Nevada, Mo., Jay and Rae Walker of Camdenton, Mo.; as well as his great-grandmothers, Helen Kelso of Raytown, Mo., and Mary K. ...
Mary Jane "Sissie" Bremmerkamp (03/16/11)
Mary Jane "Sissie" Bremmerkamp, 69, of Joplin, Mo., a former Jefferson City resident, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and friends on Saturday, March 12, 2011, at the Boone Hospital Center, Columbia, Mo. Mary was born Feb. 16, 1942, in Jefferson City, Mo., the daughter of John M. and Jean Huhman Sommerer. She was married to Thomas Bremmerkamp who preceded her in death in 1989...
Fred Torkelson Durnell (03/16/11)
Fred Torkelson Durnell, 88, of Moundville, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at Freeman Health System West, Joplin, Mo. The oldest of eight children, Fred was born April 24, 1922, in Cabool, Mo., to Trevor and Verbal Durnell. He attended school in Cabool. He learned to milk cows at the tender age of six, helping on the family farm by completing chores before and after school each day...
Bonnie A. Prewitt (03/16/11)
Bonnie A. Prewitt, 91, Walker, Mo., passed away on Monday, March 14, 2011, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada. She was born on Oct. 7, 1919, in Walker, to William G. Jones and Susie Coffman Jones. She married Robert S. Prewitt on June 21, 1941, in Butler, Mo., and he preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 2003...
Kessie Joan Steuck (03/16/11)
Kessie Joan Steuck was born Aug. 27, 1939, in Mulberry, Kan., the daughter of Elizabeth Scott and Carl Shelton. She passed away March 13, 2011, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, Mo. Kessie was a 1957 graduate of Nevada High School. She married Donald Lee Steuck on July 13,1957, to this union three daughters were born. ...
Phillip Roger Hendrix (03/16/11)
Phillip Roger Hendrix, born June 22, 1934, in Nevada, Mo. The Lord called him home Jan. 24, 2011. His parents were William H. and Bessie W. Hendrix. He is survived by three children, Robin E., Randall R. and Tamra L. He is survived by five brothers and four sisters, from a total of 20 siblings...
Sharon Kae Daugherty Earl (03/15/11)
Sharon Kae Daugherty Earl, 68, Independence, Mo., passed away Saturday, March 12, 2011. Sharon was born Sept. 6, 1942, in Barton County, Mo., the daughter of Ralph and Goldie (Green) Daugherty. She was a 1960 graduate of Bronaugh High School. She was employed with Burns & McDonnell Engineering for 10 years. ...
Jamie Lee Jones (03/12/11)
Jamie Lee Jones, 25, Oak Harbor, Wash., formerly of Bronaugh, Mo., passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2011, in Oak Harbor, Wash. He was born Dec. 30, 1985, in San Antonio, Texas, to Darrell Glen Jones and Joan Carol Ledwig Jones. Jamie was born in San Antonio, but grew up in Clinton, Mo. ...
Jack Charles Ives (03/12/11)
Jack Charles Ives, 71, resident of Arcadia, Kan., died Thursday, March 10, 2011, at the Mercy Health Center Emergency Room. He was born Oct. 20, 1939, in Rochester, N.Y., the son of Charles Ives and Esther Alcock Ives. Jack was self employed in the recycling business. He previously had a trash business in Nevada, Mo., and had worked for Richardson Motors. He served in the U.S. Army with the Military Police Corps. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Jane Ives, on Jan. 1, 2011...
Ralph A. Reed (03/12/11)
Ralph A. Reed, 87, of Fort Scott, passed away Thursday afternoon, March 10, 2011, at the Medicalodge of Fort Scott. He was born July 24, 1923, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Pete A. and Blanche M. (Thiebaut) Reed. He married Betty Mae Lyles June 18, 1944, in Fort Scott, Kan. She survives of the home...
William Henry Fanning (03/11/11)
William Henry Fanning, 77, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at Landmark Hospital, Joplin, Mo., following an illness of several months. He was born on Sept. 23, 1933, in Lamar, Mo., to Troy Harvey Fanning and Nellie Pearl Taylor Fanning. He married Phyllis Harper on Sept. 25, 1957...
Collene Rebecca McLean (03/11/11)
Collene Rebecca McLean, 87, Springfield, Mo., formerly of the Nevada /Deerfield areas, died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, in Springfield, following a brief illness. Collene was born Jan. 31, 1924, in Harwood, Mo., to Chancy and Elsie Knowlton. She moved to Deerfield as a child and attended Deerfield Village School and later Nevada High School. ...
Robert E. "Bob" Saathoff (03/11/11)
Funeral services for Robert E. "Bob" Saathoff, 72, of Lawrence, Kan., will be at 10 a.m., Monday, at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home with the Rev. Dan Norwood officiating. Burial will follow at the Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Saathoff died Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at his home. He was born May 11, 1938, in Nevada, the son of Benjamin L. and Edna Belle Hart Saathoff...
Mary Mildred Schulz (03/10/11)
Mary Mildred Schulz, 85, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott, Kan., following a lengthy illness. She was born on Nov. 3, 1925, in Kansas City, Mo., to Joseph Leon Pottorf and Mildred Frances McCuiston Pottorf. She married Bill J. Schulz on Dec. 22, 1951, in Kansas City, Mo., and he survives of the home...
Ena Mae Forkner (03/10/11)
Ena Mae Forkner, 90, Joplin, Mo., formerly of Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at Freeman Health System West, Joplin, Mo., following an illness of several months. She was born Feb. 7, 1921, in Nevada, to Robert Lee Chrisenbery and Mina Lee Shaw Chrisenbery. She married Harlan Herbert Forkner on Aug. 13, 1939, in El Dorado Springs, Mo., and he preceded her in death on Aug. 9, 1991...
Jamie Lee Jones (03/09/11)
Jamie Lee Jones, 25, formerly of Bronaugh, Mo., died on Saturday, March 5, 2011. 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...
Christopher Glenn Stark (03/09/11)
United States Army Specialist Christopher Glenn Stark, 22, of Monett, Mo., was killed in action on Feb. 28, 2011, in COP Tangi, Afghanistan. Christopher was born on Aug. 18, 1988, in Joplin, Mo. Christopher is the son of Teresa (Brown) Stark and the late Jeffrey Allen Stark...
Dolphford R. Bain (03/09/11)
Dolphford R. Bain, 76, of Kansas City North, went to be with the Lord on March 7, 2011. Dolph was born Jan. 27, 1935, in Rockville, Mo., the son of Boyd H. and Ruby Lucille (Roland) Bain. He retired from Cooper Trucking and was a longtime member of the Teamsters Union. He attended Pleasant Valley Baptist Church and volunteered in speaking at various venues, especially in prison ministry...
Ruth Ann Jones (03/08/11)
Ruth Ann Jones, 80, Milo, Mo., passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Barton County Memorial Hospital, Lamar, Mo., following a lengthy illness. She was born on April 11, 1930, in Deerfield, Mo., to Arthur Howard Barker and Sadie Jewel Thurston Barker. She married Lewis Joseph Jones on July 24, 1945, in Fort Scott, Kan., and he survives of the home...
Jean Smith (03/05/11)
Jean Smith, 67, of Elsmore, Kan., died Friday, March 4, 2011, at her home. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, March 7, at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Pleasanton, Kan. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, at the Chapel. Contributions are suggested to the Jean Smith Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home...
Mary Ione (Catherwood) Balk (03/05/11)
Mary Ione (Catherwood) Balk, 92, of rural Walker, Mo., passed away March 3, 2011, at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center in Nevada. She was born July 22, 1918, near Metz, Mo., the daughter of John Wray and Bernice Marie (Swarens) Catherwood. Graduating from Metz High School in 1936, Mary immediately began her teaching career at Belvoir, a county school with six students near Schell City. ...
Roy Michael Amos (03/04/11)
Roy Michael Amos, 56, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at his home in Kansas City, Kan., following a lengthy illness. He was born July 15, 1954, in Kansas City, Kan., to Wilbur Arnold Amos and Arlena Marie Dillon Amos. He married Brenda A. Aguilar on Oct. 27, 1987, in Kansas City, Kan., and she preceded him in death on Dec. 15, 2008...
Clarence Jay Baker (03/04/11)
Clarence Jay Baker was born April 6, 1934, to Ame and Grace Baker in Kalamazoo, Mich. He passed away at his home surrounded by family and Heartland Hospice nurses on March 2, 2011, at the age of 76. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ame and Grace; sister, Annie Borgais; his daughter, Anita Baker-Wright and her husband, Gary Wright; nephews, Michael Baker and Chris Borgais; sister-in-law, Barbara Baker; and brother-in-law, Donald Turner...
Judith Rae (Chandley) Russell (03/04/11)
Judith Rae (Chandley) Russell, 79, of El Dorado Springs, Mo., passed away March 2, 2011. Judy was born in Edwardsville, Kan., on Feb. 8, 1932, the youngest child of Prometheus (Pete) and Tokeh (Shannon) Chandley. She attended elementary school in Edwardsville and high school at Bonner Springs, Kan...
Virginia Mae Shepherd (03/04/11)
Former Nevada City Clerk Virginia Shepherd passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, following a brief illness. She was born Nov. 17, 1922, in Moran, Kan., the daughter of John W. Rawlings and Clara Crouch Rawlings, who preceded her in death. She married Ernest Shepherd of Nevada, June 19, 1944, in Fort Scott, Kan., and he also preceded her in death on April 21, 1994...
Clarence Jay Baker (03/03/11)
Clarence Jay Baker, 76, Nevada, died on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at his home in Nevada. Family information will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 5, at Ferry Funeral Home with Steve Knoll officiating. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m., Saturday, at the funeral home. Cremation will follow...
Lois Kraus (03/03/11)
Lois Kraus, 81, died Feb. 28, 2011, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, in Enid, Okla. She was born Jan. 7, 1930, near Montevallo, Mo., to E.A. "Duke" and Flossie Rider Fletcher. Due to the death of her mother at the age of 4 months, she was loved and cared for by Amy J. ...
James Edwin Rinehart (03/03/11)
James Edwin Rinehart, 89, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. He was born May 24, 1921, in Nevada, to Joseph Raymond Rinehart and Ula Blanch Letton Rinehart. He married Helen L. Hines on July 13, 1946, in Nevada, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 18, 1988...
Carol Jean Walker (03/02/11)
Carol Jean Walker, 59, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, in Webb City, Mo., following a lengthy illness. She was born March 1, 1952, in Yakima, Wash., to J. W. Johnson and Anna Tandberg Johnson. Carol was born and raised in Washington state. ...
Charles "Ray" Thomas (03/02/11)
Charles "Ray" Thomas, 84, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo., following a brief illness. He was born Aug. 27, 1926, in Carthage, Texas, to Charles Ernest Thomas and Blanch Anderson Thomas. He married Betty Jean Thomas on Aug. 30, 1955, in Yuma, Ariz. She preceded him in death on Dec. 11, 2007...
Lois Kraus (03/02/11)
Lois Kraus, 81, died Feb. 28, 2011, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, in Enid, Okla. She was born Jan. 7, 1930, near Montevallo, Mo., to E.A. "Duke" and Flossie Rider Fletcher. Due to the death of her mother when Lois was 4 months old, she was loved and cared for by Amy J. ...
Gary Yokley (03/01/11)
Gary Yokley, 66, of Liberal, Mo., died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at Barton County Memorial Hospital, after a sudden illness. Gary was born May 2, 1944, to Jake Orville and Fern Pauline (Short) Yokley at Nevada, Mo. He was a graduate of Liberal High School in 1962. ...
Des Dehon (03/01/11)
Des Dehon, 85, Nevada, was born in Arma, Kan., Feb. 26, 1926, and left his earthly home on Feb. 27, 2011. Des was the only son of Desire Sr. and Zoe (Vilet) Dehon, French immigrants. His parents both came to the United States as very young children, settling first near West Mineral, Kan., joining family working in the coal mines. After they were married, they moved to Arma, Kan., where Des and his three sisters attended school and his father continued to work in the mines...
Charlene (Vogt) Smith (03/01/11)
Charlene (Vogt) Smith, 60, formerly of Kansas City, Mo., and Rich Hill, Mo., and now of Sunrise Beach, Mo., died on Feb. 25, 2011, in Columbia, Mo. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 2, at 2 p.m., at the Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill, Mo., with family receiving friends from 1 p.m. until service time. Burial will be in the Balltown Cemetery, Horton, Mo...
Henrietta June Barttrum (03/01/11)
June Barttrum, 77, of Independence, Mo., passed away Feb. 23, 2011, at her home. June was born Dec. 2, 1933, in Walker, Mo., to Henry and Lola (McMillin) Belcher. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, Elmer William "Bill" Barttrum; two sisters, Jessie Olive and Mae Neal; and her grandson, David Wayne Barttrum...