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Obituaries from May 2011

Melissa Anne Allman (05/28/11)
Melissa Anne Allman, 29, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2011, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 26, 1981, in Independence, Mo., to Carroll Richard Higgins and Sharon Lea King Higgins. She married Jason Wayne Allman on Nov. 8, 2001, in Alaska...
Beverly Earlene (Pettibon) Davis (05/28/11)
Beverly Earlene (Pettibon) Davis, 74, Richards, Mo., passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2011, at Freeman Health System West, Joplin, Mo., following a lengthy illness. She was born Feb. 22, 1937, in Deerfield, Mo., to Norman L. Pettibon and Lucille Anna Pilcher Pettibon...
Lewis James Allen (05/28/11)
Lewis James Allen, 78, of Fort Scott, Kan., died Friday morning, May 27, 2011, at the Medicalodge of Fort Scott. Services will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 1, at the First Christian Church, Fort Scott, Kan., with burial following at the Crawford County Garden of Memories Cemetery...
Ronald Clive Smith (05/27/11)
Ronald Clive Smith, 94, Wenatchee, Wash., passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at the Rehabilitation Center of Independence, Independence, Mo. He was born April 8, 1917, in Butler, Mo., to Howard W. Smith and Martha Estella Wix Smith. He married Laudell Dahmer on Feb. 14, 1943, in Kansas City, Mo., and she survives of the home in Wenatchee...
Jean LaGuire (05/27/11)
Jean LaGuire, 87, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at Mercy Health Center, Fort Scott, Kan. She was born Jan. 1, 1924, in Fairfield, Neb., to J. Walter Thornburg and Ivy Main Thornburg. She married Dean Whitworth on Nov. 11, 1943, in the Bronaugh Parsonage home. ...
Jean LaGuire (05/26/11)
Jean LaGuire, 87, Nevada, died on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at Mercy Health Center, Fort Scott, Kan. 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...
B.D. Dickbreder (05/24/11)
B.D. Dickbreder, 85, of Schell City, Mo., died Monday, May 23, 2011, at his home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 26, at First Baptist Church, Schell City. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, May 25, with Masonic services at 7 p.m., at the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City. Friends may call after 1 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery, Schell City...
Charles D. Cook (05/24/11)
Charles D. Cook, 55, Nevada, died on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, Mo. No services are planned. Local arrangements are under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. View obituary and send condolences on line at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Adia Grace Dill (05/21/11)
Adia Grace Dill, 103, of Fort Scott, Kan., died Wednesday evening, May 18, 2011, at the Medicalodge Nursing Home. She was born April 16, 1908, in Walla Walla, Wash., the daughter of Jesse and Frances Lula Bowen Gardner. She married Neal Lakin on Aug. 4, 1928, in Fort Scott, Kan., and he preceded her in death on May 15, 1977. She married Thea A. "Ted" Dill on April 15, 1978, in Fort Scott, Kan., and he preceded her in death on Jan. 11, 2005...
John Norman Harding (05/20/11)
John Norman Harding, 66, Nevada, passed away at his residence on Thursday, May 19, 2011. John was born on March 14, 1945, in Osawatomie, Kan., to Thomas Harding and Louise B. Harding. John was preceded in death by his wife, EvaLena, in 1983. He was a mechanic all his life and has resided in Nevada for the past five years...
Earnest Standlee "Earnie" Earll (05/19/11)
Earnest Standlee "Earnie" Earll, 72, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at Christian Health Care in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. He was born Aug. 29, 1938, in Nevada, to Earnest W. Earll and Jean Viola Perry Earll. He married Shirley Ann Koopmann on Feb. 28, 2004, in Nevada, and she survives of the home...
Elden H. Corban (05/14/11)
Elden H. Corban, 75, of Nixa, Mo., formerly of Butler, Mo., died on May 10, 2011, at his home. The family will receive friends Friday, 7-8 p.m., at the Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill, Mo., with cremation following. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association in care of the Heuser Funeral Home, Box 42, Rich Hill, MO 64779...
Lee Ellen Alexander (05/14/11)
Lee Ellen Alexander, 77, a former resident of Fort Scott, Kan., and more recently of Lansing, Kan., died Friday, May 13, 2011, at her home in Lansing. Services for Lee Alexander will be announced by the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kan...
Catherine Lynne Rogers Hirst Tuttle (05/14/11)
Catherine (Cathy) L. Tuttle, 53, Independence, Mo., died Friday, April 29, 2011, at the Kansas City Hospice House after a long battle with cancer. Cathy was born on June 5, 1957, to Carl L. and Ginger Hickman Rogers. Inurnment and remembrance will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, June 5, at Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon, Mo...
Donovan Carrol Ball (05/14/11)
Donovan Carrol Ball, 76, of Kansas City, Kan., died Thursday, May 12, 2011, at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Merriam, Kan. He was born on Sept. 26, 1934, near Centerville, Kan., the son of Forrest Donovan and Cecile Louise Knight Ball. He attended school at Keokuk and Centerville. He graduated from Parker Rural High School in 1952...
Leo William Scott (05/12/11)
Leo William Scott, 90, Wichita, Kan., formerly of Nevada, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Wichita, Kan., following a lengthy illness. He was born Dec. 25, 1920, in Liberal, Kan., to John Scott and Nellie Phillips Scott. He was married June 1, 1940, in Nevada, to Ruby Hill and she preceded him in death May 18, 2002...
Joe Clinton Kraft (05/11/11)
Joe Clinton Kraft died April 10, 2011, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Ark. He was born on Jan. 23, 1924, in Nevada, to parents Henry and Pauline Farmer Kraft. His parents; a brother, Henry Kraft Jr.; and a sister, Nancy Kraft, preceded him in death. He graduated from Nevada High School in 1941 and from KU in 1948...
William Johnnie Miller (05/10/11)
William Johnnie Miller, 68, Nevada, died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at Freeman Health System West, Joplin. No services are planned. Arrangements are under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, Mo. Vew obituary and send condolences on line at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Robert Wayne "Robby" Elliott (05/10/11)
Robert Wayne "Robby" Elliott, 53, Milo, Mo., passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2011, at his home in Milo, following a short illness. Robby was born Feb. 17, 1958, in Nevada, to Robert L. Elliott and Louise Cribbett Elliott. He married Sally Ann Malcom on Oct. 27, 1992, in Corpus Christi, Texas, and she survives of the home...
Sandra Lee "Sandy" Key (05/07/11)
Sandra Lee "Sandy" Key, 66, of Hume, Mo., died Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Mercy Health Center, Fort Scott, Kan. She was born July 30, 1944, in Boicourt, Kan., the daughter of Lloyd and Evelyn Shonk Graham. She was a graduate of Pleasanton High School. She married Randall Key on Aug. 10, 1984, at the Hume Christian Church...
Newell Wilson Franks (05/07/11)
Newell Wilson Franks, 94, passed away May 5, 2011. Newell was born Dec. 14, 1916, in Moundville, Mo., to Christie C. and Edith N. (Park) Franks. He was a mechanic and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his wives, Lula Dee Franks and Arlene Naomi Franks; and son, Earl...
Nelson Kircher (05/07/11)
Nelson Kircher, 73, Independence, Mo., passed away April 24, 2011, at Centerpoint Medical Center. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 13, 2011, at Antioch Cemetery in Nevada, Mo. Nelson was born, April 24, 1938, and was a lifelong resident of the Independence area, and was a 1956 graduate of William Chrisman High School. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lea J. Kircher, and his parents Aubrey N. and Viola (Potter) Kircher...
James Steven Allen (05/06/11)
James Steven Allen, 54, Nevada, Mo., died Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at his residence. He was born Oct. 30, 1956, in Duluth, Ga., to James Cornelius Allen and Eleanor Ann Clark Allen. Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada...
Georgia Lucille Miller Farrell (05/06/11)
Georgia Lucille Miller Farrell passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at the Bates County Memorial Hospital, Butler, Mo. Lucille was born July 11, 1921, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Arnold and Eunice White Miller. Her parents moved to the vicinity of the Underwood Church near Stotesbury, Mo., when Lucille was six months old...
Brenda Kay (Pilcher) Cramer (05/06/11)
Brenda Kay (Pilcher) Cramer, 53, of Brunswick, Mo., passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, Mo. Brenda was born June 21, 1957, the daughter of Donald Wray Pilcher and Lois Mason Pilcher. Brenda attended Nevada grade schools and graduated from Nevada High School, Nevada, Mo...
Lois Mae Cooper (05/06/11)
Lois Mae Cooper, 87, Nevada, Mo., passed away at Christian Healthcare in Nevada and went home to Jesus on Thursday, May 5, 2011. She was born May 1, 1924, in Rinehart, Mo., to Andrew Jackson Houston and Ida May Snelling Houston. She married William "Jay" Cooper on April 6, 1947, in Fort Scott, Kan., and he preceded her in death on July 17, 2005...
Louis T. Crowe Jr. (05/06/11)
Louis T. Crowe Jr., 85, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada. He was born April 14, 1926, in Pittsburg, Kan., to Louis Turner Crowe Sr. and Margaret Frasco Crowe. He married Lois Curless on Feb. 14, 1951, in Liberal, Mo., and she survives of the home...
Deborah Ann Thorpe (05/05/11)
Deborah "Debbie" A. Thorpe, 61, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada. She resided at the Nevada Habilitation Center since September 1980. Debbie was born Feb. 13, 1950, in Nevada, to parents, Betty Hettinger Thorpe and William Lawrence Thorpe...
Jerry W. Hartline (05/04/11)
Jerry W. Hartline, 69, Nevada, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2011, at his home in Nevada. He was born June 1, 1941, in Walker, Mo., to William I.S. Hartline and Gertie F. Cartwright Hartline. Jerry served on the U.S.S. Coral Sea Aircraft Carrier off the coasts of Australia, the Philippines and Vietnam during the Vietnam Conflict. ...
Doyle Dwayne Johns (05/03/11)
Doyle Dwayne Johns, 89, of Nevada, died in the early morning hours on Saturday, April 30, at Moore-Few Care Center. Doyle was born Aug. 8, 1921, in Eakly, Okla., to Charlie Pinkney and Flora Elexandra (Mullins) Johns. Doyle has one surviving sister, Irene Montgomery, Carnegie, Okla., and was preceded in death by a sister, Ethel Marie Johns, who died in infancy. ...
Christopher "Clay" Charles (05/03/11)
Clay Charles, 37, of Richards, Mo., passed away as a result of an accident on Saturday, April 30, 2011. He was born on Dec. 22, 1973, in Nevada. He married Lisa R. Stroud on Aug. 25, 1995, in Nevada, and she survives. Clay grew up in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School in 1992. He has worked as a welder in commercial construction for the past nine years. He loved hunting and fishing and also had a love for horses and cars...