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Obituaries from August 2011

Connie Diane Belcher (08/31/11)
Connie Diane Belcher, 61, formerly of Nevada, passed away from a heart attack at Villa St. Francis, Olathe, Kan., on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011. She was born March 9, 1950, in Nevada, to Roy Pulliam and Eileen Smith Pulliam. She married Robert Belcher in May 1991...
Timothy Aaron Forst (08/30/11)
Timothy Aaron Forst, 24, of Carl Junction, passed away Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, due to an accident near Lamar. Tim was born March 22, 1987, in Lamar, Mo., the sixth of the six children of Leonard and Diana (Andersen) Forst. He graduated from Lamar High School in 2005 and earned certification as a diesel mechanic at Wyoming Tech in Laramie in 2006. ...
Lola Marie Ritter (08/27/11)
Lola Marie Ritter, 57, of Pleasanton, Kan., died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, at Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, Kan. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 29, at the Liberty Worship Center, Pleasanton Kan. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m., Sunday, at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Pleasanton. The family suggests memorial contributions to the National Kidney Foundation. Interment will be in the Prescott Cemetery, Prescott, Kan...
Helen Juanita Combs (08/27/11)
Helen Juanita Combs, 90, of Independence, Kan., died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at the Mercy Hospital in Independence, Kan. Helen was born Nov. 11, 1930, in Independence, to William Owen and Elizabeth (Alcorn) Combs. She grew up in Independence and attended the Independence school system...
Karlene Naomi Phillips (08/26/11)
Karlene Naomi Phillips, 83, Nevada, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada, following an illness of several months. She was born July 29, 1928, in Horton, Mo., to Karl Frank Buhr and Rilla Maud Robison Buhr. She was married May 29, 1947, in Fort Scott, Kan., to George Phillips and he preceded her in death Feb. 17, 1976...
Robert Charles Baer (08/25/11)
Robert Charles Baer, 46, of Schell City, Mo., the son of Robert John and Judith Anne (Bowman) Baer was born March 22, 1965, in Muscatine, Iowa, and passed from this life Friday, Aug. 19, at St. Johns Regional Health Center in Springfield, Mo. Robert attended school in Iowa and graduated from West Branch High School in 1983. ...
Gene Joe Bowen (08/25/11)
Gene Joe Bowen, 87, Nevada, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. He was born May 17, 1924, in Vernon County, Mo., to James D. Bowen and Velie Vina Strain Bowen. Gene was raised in Nevada and entered in the U.S. ...
Maudie Dulin (08/24/11)
Maudie Dulin was a lady in every sense of the word. She was quiet and shy, but made friends easily. She was devoted to her two children, James and Betty, whom she raised by herself after their father died in May 1959. She loved each grandchild, great-grandchild and great-great-grandchild. There was nothing more important to her than her family...
Debbie Vonne Mitchell (08/24/11)
Debbie Vonne Mitchell, 56, has left this earth to be with her heavenly father on Aug. 14, 2011. Daughter of Shirley and Bobby Glen Mitchell, Debbie was born Feb. 12, 1955, in Miami, Ariz. Survived by her mother, Shirley Mitchell; her four children, Brett, Ryun, Glen and Mindi; and one grandchild. ...
Everett Russell Kenney (08/24/11)
Everett Russell Kenney, 68, of El Dorado Springs, Mo., passed away suddenly on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011. Everett was born in Rich Hill, Mo., on Feb. 22, 1943, to Nellie Viola (Crosswhite) Kenney and Raymond Nelson Kenney. He was a 1961 graduate from Nevada High School...
Mary Fern Allmer (08/23/11)
Mary Fern Allmer, 89, Nevada, passed away Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. She was born July 12, 1922, in Kansas City, Mo., to Joseph George McNamara Sr. and Gertrude Dodd McNamara. Mary was raised in Kansas City, Mo., graduating from St. ...
Delores Lee (Weaver) Davis (08/20/11)
Delores Lee (Weaver) Davis, 84, of Nevada, passed away Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, in Moore-few Care Center, Nevada. She was born May 24, 1927, in Seligman, Mo., the daughter of L.F. "Buck" and Blanche (Roller) Weaver. In 1945, she was united in marriage to Lee Wayne Reed and to this union two children were born. In 1965, she married Dr. Braxton Davis, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents and one sister, Shirlene Voegle...
Debbie Vonne Mitchell (08/20/11)
Debbie Vonne Mitchell, 56, has left this earth to be with her heavenly father on Aug. 14, 2011. Daughter of Shirley and Bobby Glen Mitchell, Debbie was born Feb. 12, 1955, in Miami, Ariz. Survived by her mother, Shirley Mitchell; her four children, Brett, Ryun, Glen and Mindi; and one grandchild. ...
Kenneth Earl Messick (08/18/11)
Kenneth Earl Messick, 60, Springfield, Mo., passed away at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, in Springfield, after suffering a sudden heart attack. He worked as a land surveyer and was an avid softball player and sports fan. Ken was a member of Springfield Community Church of the Nazarene, Springfield...
James Bert Thompson (08/17/11)
James Bert Thompson, 68, of El Dorado Springs, Mo., died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at his home. He was born Jan. 15, 1943, in Plain Dealing, La., the son of James Bert and Thyra Cordell (Jenkins) Thompson. Private cremation arrangements were entrusted to the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City, Mo...
Dorothy Louise Swan (08/16/11)
Dorothy Louise Swan, 92, Nevada, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at Joe Clark Residential Care in Nevada, following a brief illness. She was born May 1, 1919, in Richards, Mo., to Estelle Forest Moberly and Nellie Burris Moberly. She married Kenneth Swan on June 30, 1958, in Liberty, Mo., and he preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 2008...
Patsy Ruth (Mooney) Weber (08/16/11)
Patsy Ruth (Mooney) Weber, 79, Moundville, Mo., passed away on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at her home in Moundville. She was born Jan. 14, 1932, in Moundville, Mo., to Lawrence Winfred Mooney and Gracie Irene Springer Mooney. She married William "Pete" Weber on June 30, 1954, in Miami, Okla., and he survives of the home...
Floyd Augustus Werst (08/16/11)
Floyd Augustus Werst, 73, Nevada, passed away Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at his home in Nevada. Floyd was born Feb. 1, 1938, in El Dorado Springs, Mo., to Warren Werst and Lillian Clemenson Werst. Floyd grew up in Nevada and attended Nevada High School where he played football and was given the nickname "Tank." Floyd worked at an early age delivering the Kansas City Star. ...
Jeffery Ray Taylor (08/13/11)
Jeffery Ray Taylor, 42, a resident of rural Wheatland, Mo., died Aug. 11, 2011, at the Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. He was born April 11, 1969, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Richard Eugene Taylor Sr. and Lucy Ann Garrison Taylor. Jeff graduated from Fort Scott High School and later served with the United States Marine Corps during Operation Desert Storm. ...
Betty Ann Wolfe (08/13/11)
Betty Ann Wolfe, 81, of Liberty, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, at the Liberty Hospital in Liberty, Mo. She was born Betty Ann Bollman on Jan. 6, 1930, in Springfield, Mo., the only child of the late Alvan L. and Mabel H. (Mitchell) Bollman. ...
Paula Baez Danley (08/13/11)
Paula Baez Danley, 75, a resident of Fulton, Kan., died Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at her home. Funeral arrangements for Paula Baez Danley will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
Ruby Joan Singmaster (08/13/11)
Ruby Joan Singmaster, 75, Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott, Kan. She was born on Aug. 25, 1935, at Pleasanton, Kan., the daughter of Hughie U. and Margaret E. Norbury Black. She graduated from Pleasanton High School and worked at the Bank of Pleasanton for many years before retiring. She was a member of the Community Christian Church and was involved in the Women's Bible Study. She was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary...
Charles L. "Chick" Shupe (08/11/11)
Charles L. "Chick" Shupe, 80, Nevada, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center, Nevada. He was born on June 21, 1931, in Buckner, Mo., to Paul S. Shupe and Fern Downs Shupe. He married Wilma Lee Faubion on Dec. 16, 1950, in Lamar, Mo., and she survives of the home...
Everett J. "Buck" Bright (08/11/11)
Everett J. "Buck" Bright, 88, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at his home in Nevada, following a short illness. He was born Dec. 31, 1922, in Milo, Mo., to John William Bright and Vedder Bishop Bright. He married Lois O. Nichols on June 1, 1947, in Milo. She preceded him in death on Aug. 11, 2002...
Misty Dawn (Gilmore) Vann (08/11/11)
Misty Dawn (Gilmore) Vann, 44, of Clinton, Mo., the daughter of George Andrew and Mary Lucille (Wells) Gilmore was born Dec. 8, 1966, in Joplin, Mo., and died on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, from injuries she received in a motor vehicle accident earlier that day...
Jimmie Shirley Worthington (08/10/11)
Jimmie Shirley Worthington, 93, of Nevada, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility, Bolivar, Mo. She was born Sept. 30, 1917, at Weaubleau, Mo., to James and Nancy (Blackwell) Gump. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 12, at Hathaway-Peterman Chapel with the Rev. Terry Mosher officiating. Burial will follow in Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery, west of Collins, Mo., under the direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland, Mo...
Mary Etta Vandenburg (08/09/11)
Mary Etta Vandenburg, 93, of Ash Grove, Mo., passed away Aug. 4, 2011, in the Ash Grove Healthcare Facility. She was born March 1, 1918, in Walker, Vernon County, Mo., to Burt Nelson and Freddie Klumpp Leer. Mary was married to Herman Joseph Vandenburg on May 25, 1940. She was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, making butter and dancing...
Darwin Raymond "Ray" Badders (08/06/11)
Darwin Raymond "Ray" Badders, 54, Nevada, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2011, at his home in Nevada. He was born Feb. 27, 1957, in Iola, Kan., to Darwin Ray Badders and Pauline Ruth Bruner Badders. Ray was raised in Bronson, Kan., and attended Uniontown High School and graduated from Marmaton Valley High School. ...
George "Don" Sinn (08/06/11)
George "Don" Sinn, formerly of Merriam, Kan., passed away on Aug. 3, 2011, in Fort Scott, Kan. Born in 1931, Don married Shirley Louise Bowen in 1956. Together they raised two children, Terry Sinn (Janet) of Lane, Kan., and Sandy Smith (Russell Raines) of Platte City, Mo. They were the grandparents of Nick Smith (Shala), David Smith, Brandy Branstetter (Jon), Christina Sinn and George "Danny" Sinn (Jaime); and great-grandparents to Barrett, Hudson, Jacob, Colby and Alexa...
Joseph A. Ida (08/06/11)
Joseph A. Ida, 96, of Fort Scott, Kan., passed away on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at home after a long illness. Joe was born on Aug. 2, 1915, in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of Matthew and Adele Ida. Joe lived his early life in Springdale, Pa., and graduated from Springdale High School in 1933. He received his bachelors of arts degree in Arts and Science (engineering) from Pennsylvania State University in 1938. He was active in the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and the Army ROTC...
Joan Marie Johnson (08/06/11)
Joan Marie Johnson, 79, Mexico, Mo., formerly of Nevada, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Mo. She was born May 11, 1932, in Leavenworth, Kan., to William Ross Gist and Anna Bolsenga Gist. She was married July 25, 1952, in Nevada, to William L. (Bill) Johnson, and he survives of the home...
Rachel Lee Applegate Owen (08/04/11)
Rachel Lee Applegate Owen, 96, of Schell City, Mo., was born Jan. 8, 1915, in Tiffin, Mo., the daughter of William Clay and Pernia Catherine (McKinley) Heath. She passed from this life on Sunday, July 24, 2011, at her home in Schell City, Mo. As a child, Rachel Lee, along with her family, moved to Schell City where she attended school until the eighth grade. ...
Ellsworth Oren Heckadon (08/03/11)
Ellsworth Oren Heckadon, born Jan. 8, 1934, died on July 29, 2011, at his daughter's home in Hume, Mo., after a long illness. He was the son of Frank and Jesse Heckadon and was a life-long resident of Rich Hill, Mo. Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 1, at 3 p.m., at the Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Rich Hill...
Virginia M. Roberts (08/03/11)
Virginia M. Roberts, 78, Hume, Mo., went to be with our Lord and Savior on July 31, 2011, after an illness at home. Words inscribed in her Bible from Grellet were this about kindness: "I shall pass through this world but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show; or any good thing I can do, let me do it now. Let me not defer or regret it for I shall not pass this way again."...
Virginia Mae Roberts (08/02/11)
Virginia Mae Roberts, 78, Nevada, passed away on Sunday evening, July 31, 2011, at her home in Nevada. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 4, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with visitation Wednesday, Aug. 3, from 7-8 p.m., at the funeral home...
Darwin Raymond Badders (08/02/11)
Darwin Raymond Badders, 54, Nevada, died on Sunday, July 31, 2011, at his home in Nevada. A private committal service will be held at a later date. View obituary and send condolences on line at www.ferryfuneralhome.com
Ruby Ellen Kennedy (08/02/11)
Ruby Ellen Kennedy, 91, Nevada, died Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Medicalodge in Fort Scott, Kan., following a brief illness. She was born May 8, 1920, in Dederick, Mo., to David Leroy Scott and Selma Imogene Jackson Scott. She was married May 15, 1937, in Nevada, to Lester Vernon Kennedy, and he preceded her in death Feb. 18, 1992...