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Obituaries from October 2011

Jeffrey Lynn Findlay (10/29/11)
Jeffrey Lynn Findlay, 44, Nevada, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at his residence. He was born Oct. 26, 1966, in Bellevue, Neb., to John Albert Findlay and Lesley Jo McCarty Sifers. There are no local services planned. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada...
Thomas Jerrold "Jerry" Morrison (10/29/11)
Thomas Jerrold "Jerry" Morrison, 64, of Cheyenne, Wyo., died at the Denver VA Medical Center, Denver, Colo., on May 6, 2011. There was a cremation. William James Schafer will conduct memorial services at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. ...
Steven D. Page (10/29/11)
Steven D. Page, 63, of West Palm Beach, Fla., died suddenly on Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. Born in Fort Scott, Kan., he was a resident of the Palm Beach area since 2003 and worked as a Property Manager at the Palm Club in West Palm Beach. Truly a man among men, Steve was a retired U.S. ...
James W. Danley (10/27/11)
James W. Danley, 67, Sheldon, Mo., died on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, 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...
Lord Willis Tilley (10/27/11)
Lord Willis Tilley, 89, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada. He was born on March 23, 1922, in Ellsinore, Mo., to Rufus Tilley and Grace Myrtle Sears Tilley. He married Hazel Leer and she preceded him in death in August 1986. He later married Fern A. McAfee on Oct. 26, 1986, in Nevada, and she survives of the home...
Roberta Irene Drury (10/22/11)
Roberta Irene Drury, our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother successfully completed her life and work among us here on earth. She has gone to join her Savior Jesus Christ, her loving husband, and the many precious family members and friends who passed out of this life before her. ...
Lewis Joe Rayburn (10/21/11)
Lewis Joe Rayburn, 57, Nevada, passed away Monday morning, Oct. 17, 2011, at his home in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. He was born Jan. 25, 1954, in Humansville, Mo., to Billy Joe Rayburn and Doris June Wooldridge Rayburn. He married Kathy L. Wilson on July 10, 1971, in Horton, Mo., and she survives of the home...
Mildred McNeece (10/19/11)
Mildred Beatrice McNeece, 89, of Nevada, passed away Oct. 17, 2011. She was born Aug. 18, 1922, to William and Sadie (Crain) Fleener in Virgil City, Mo. On Feb. 28, 1942, she married Earl McNeece. To this union six children were born: three sons, Richard, Lonnie and Rocky, and three daughters, Nancy, Donna and Sharon...
Tailer Lee Manos (10/19/11)
Tailer Lee Manos, 17, Bronaugh, Mo., passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at Freeman Health System West, Joplin, Mo. He was born Aug. 9, 1994, in Pittsburg, Kan., to Roy Lee Anderson and Julie Dawn Holt Anderson. Tailer was a member of the FFA and Science Club at Bronaugh High School where he was a junior. ...
Lewis Joe Rayburn (10/19/11)
Lewis Joe Rayburn, 57, Nevada, passed away Monday morning, Oct. 17, 2011, at his home in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. He was born Jan. 25, 1954, in Humansville, Mo., to Billy Joe Rayburn and Doris June Wooldridge Rayburn. He married Kathy L. Wilson on July 10, 1971, in Horton, Mo., and she survives of the home...
Lewis Joe Rayburn (10/18/11)
Lewis Joe Rayburn, 57, Nevada, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at his home in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. 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...
Ida Louise Lasley (10/18/11)
Ida Louise Lasley, 89, Frontenac, Kan., died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at Sunset Manor in Frontenac. She was born May 1, 1922, in El Dorado Springs, Mo., to Maupin L. Jennings and Mary H. Remer Jennings. Memorial service and family information will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada...
Jacquelyn Ann Owens (10/18/11)
Jacquelyn Ann Owens died Oct. 6, 2011. She was born Oct. 11, 1958. A celebration of life will be held at Unity Village, Fillmore Chapel, today, Oct. 18, at 1:30 p.m. Arrangements are made by the Cremation Society of Kansas and Missouri, (913) 383-9888...
Patty Lee Heckadon (10/18/11)
Patty Lee Heckadon, 83, Fort Scott, Kan., passed away on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at Mercy Health System, Fort Scott, following a brief illness. She was born Feb. 11, 1928, in Metz, Mo., to Thomas B. Handley Sr. and Gladess Olage Killion Handley. She married John H. Heckadon on Jan. 24, 1947, in Pleasanton, Kan., and he preceded her in death on April 14, 2007...
Lavon Liles (10/15/11)
Lavon Liles, 90, a resident of Prescott, Kan., died Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at the Country View Nursing Home in Prescott. She was born Dec. 8, 1920, in Hume, Mo., the daughter of Edward Norbury and Bessie Van Hoozer Norbury. Lavon graduated from the Hume High School in 1937. She married George Edward Liles on Dec. 24, 1938, at Harrisonville, Mo. He preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 2004. She was a member of the Prescott Baptist Church...
Edward "Mac" Arthur Hornecker (10/15/11)
Edward "Mac" Arthur Hornecker, 68, died Monday, Oct. 10, in Arkadelphia, Ark. Mac was born April 10, 1943, at the Hornecker Hospital, Sheldon, Mo., to Gordon and Pauline Hornecker. He was the youngest of three children. Mac graduated Nevada High School and attended Joplin Junior College where he received an associates arts degree in 1964. ...
Karen Jantz (10/14/11)
Karen Jantz was born to Tobe J. and Lois Koehn on May 5, 1952, at Burns, Kan. She peacefully departed this life on Oct. 12, 2011, at her home near El Dorado Springs, Mo., reaching the age of 59 years. Karen enjoyed a happy childhood. At a young age she gave her heart to the Lord. She was baptized by her father into the Church of God in Christ Mennonite on Dec. 5, 1965. Many will remember her as having a fun loving and outgoing personality...
Jacquelyn Ann Owens (10/14/11)
Jacquelyn Ann Owens died Oct. 4, 2011. She was born Oct. 11, 1958. A celebration of life will be held at Unity Village, Fillmore Chapel, Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 1:30 p.m. Arrangements are made by the Cremation Society of Kansas and Missouri, (913) 383-9888...
William E. Smith (10/13/11)
William E. Smith, 81, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at his home in Nevada. He was born Nov. 2, 1929, in Lathrop, Mo., to James Elbert Smith and Lucy Lucille Hisel Smith. He married Ida Belle Simpson on May 31, 1958, in Miami, Okla., and she preceded him in death on June 12, 2004...
William Hugh Rader III (10/12/11)
William Hugh Rader III, 22, Kansas City, Mo., died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, as a result of a traffic accident in Vernon County, Mo. He was born Feb. 2, 1989, in El Dorado Springs, Mo., to William Hugh Rader Jr. and Marie Patricia Bara Rader. There are no services planned at this time. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada...
Ida Virginia Clingan Klein (10/12/11)
Ida Virginia Clingan Klein, 96, Nevada, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2011, at Barone Care Center in Nevada. She was born Oct. 12, 1914, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Frank Hewett Clingan and Minnie Alderman Clingan. She married Edward H. Klein on Nov. 16, 1940, in Lawrence, Kan. He preceded her in death on Jan. 22, 1994...
Lee Gilbert (10/08/11)
Lee Gilbert, 79, Springfield, Mo., formerly of Nevada, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Mo. He was born June 28, 1932, in Quincy, Mo., to Louis Houston Gilbert and Della Rose Frala Gilbert. He married Wanda R. Cross on Nov. 26, 1949, in Kansas City, Mo., and she survives of the home...
David Merril Tetrick (10/08/11)
David Merril Tetrick, 82, Tulsa, Okla., died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at Select Specialty Hospital in Tulsa, Okla., following an illness of several weeks. He was born April 24, 1929, in Springfield, Mo., to James Walter Tetrick and Mary Ann McDowell Tetrick...
Mary Lee Bishop (10/06/11)
Mary Lee Bishop, 38, Moundville, Mo., passed away on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at Freeman Health System West, Joplin, Mo. She was born July 16, 1973, in Columbia, Mo., to Walter George Kidwell and Delores Ann Gibson. Mary was raised in Ava, Mo., and attended Ava High School. ...
Julia Ann Ford (10/06/11)
Julia Ann Ford, 72, Sheldon, Mo., passed away on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at her home in Sheldon, following a sudden illness. She was born May 2, 1939, in Portland, Ore., to Emory Bryon Cook and Helen Nina Amweg Cook. She married Cletus G. Ford on Sept. 28, 1966, in Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death on June 11, 2001...
Shane Theodore Stidham (10/06/11)
Shane Theodore Stidham, 39, Ash Grove, Mo., passed away Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, St. John's Medical Center in Springfield, Mo., following a sudden illness. He was born Dec. 27, 1971, in Independence, Mo., to Donald Gene Stidham and Donna Marie Evans Stidham. He was married Dec. 1, 1990, in Nevada, Mo., to Heather Weaver and she survives of the home...
Eloise Mae Schofield Harry (10/05/11)
Eloise Mae Schofield Harry, 89, of Nevada, died Oct. 4, 2011, at Barone Alzheimer's Center in Nevada. She was born Aug. 14, 1922, in Norwood, Mo., the daughter of Garnett Paden Schofield and Mildred Ruth Roper-Schofield. Funeral services are pending and will be announced by the Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home of Mountain Grove, Mo...
Herman Ronald "Big Ripper" Gilkey Sr. (10/05/11)
The family of Herman Ronald "Big Ripper" Gilkey Sr. announce his passing at the age of 78, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, at his home in Rich Hill, Mo. Ron was born May 16, 1933, to George and Gracie (Wilson) Gilkey in Papinsville, Mo. Ron was proud to be a veteran of the U.S. ...
Robert Eugene Boyer (10/04/11)
Robert Eugene Boyer, 81, Nevada, passed away Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at Moran Manor Skilled Nursing Center in Moran, Kan., following an illness of several weeks. He was born June 26, 1930, in Liberal, Mo., to Arthur Ray Boyer and Myrtle Mae Anderson Boyer. He was married Jan. 5, 1952, to Bertha Ackerman, and later he married Judith Waulby on Nov. 14, 1987, and she preceded him in death June 7, 1997...
Walter Clifton Gammon (10/01/11)
Walter Clifton Gammon, 84, Grain Valley, Mo., formerly of Walker, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at his home in Grain Valley, following a lengthy illness. He was born March 31, 1927, in Walker, to John B. Gammon and Myrtle Mae Newland Gammon. He married Betty N. Crockett on May 16, 1947, in Fort Scott, Kan., and she survives of the home...
Mary Joan (Bley) McCown-Riddle (10/01/11)
Mary Joan (Bley) McCown-Riddle, 50, of Chillicothe, Mo., passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., after a year-long battle with leukemia. She was born and raised in Nevada, Mo., graduating from Nevada High School. She attended Southern Missouri State University in Springfield. Her parents were Marjorie Havens Bley and Marvin Bley...
Edith June Armstrong (10/01/11)
Edith June Armstrong, 76, Nevada, passed away Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born June 29, 1935, in Harrisonville, Mo., the daughter of Marvin and Marie Stowe. She was married to Phillip Davis who preceded her in death in 1964. Edith later married Arthur Armstrong and he preceded her in death in 2008...