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Obituaries from November 2011

Margie O. Colvin (11/30/11)
Margie O. Colvin, 93, formerly of Nevada, Mo., passed away on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at Cuba Manor Nursing Home, Cuba, Mo. She was born on Jan. 9, 1918, to James Earl Miles and Ada Gertrude Culver Miles near Enid, Okla. Margie was the supervisor of the dietary department at the Medicalodge in Nevada during the 1970s and 1980s. ...
Catherine Logan McCann (11/30/11)
Catherine Logan McCann died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at Bishop Spencer Place in Kansas City. She was born July 28, 1913, in Nevada, Mo., to Charles A. and Amy (Harding) Logan. She grew up in Nevada and graduated from the University of Missouri in 1936...
Dorcas C. Noble (11/30/11)
Dorcas C. Noble, 81, Nevada, died on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 2, at the First Christian Church, Nevada, with interment following in Newton Burial Park, Nevada. Family visitation will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1, at Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada. Family information will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home...
Annie M. McWilliams (11/30/11)
Annie M. McWilliams, 92, of Nevada, died on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada, following a short illness. Following cremation a private service will be held at Milo Cemetery, Milo, Mo., at a later date per Mrs. McWilliams' wishes. Those who wish may contribute in her memory to the First Baptist Church in Nevada in care of Ferry Funeral Home. Local arrangements were under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada...
Deborah Jean Evans (11/30/11)
Deborah Jean Evans, 54, of Moundville, Mo., passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at Via Christi Hospital, Pittsburg, Kan., following an illness of several months. Deborah was born June 28, 1957, in Altus, Okla., to Billy Joell Evans and Jeanette Joy Long Evans...
Catherine Logan McCann (11/29/11)
Catherine Logan McCann, 98, of Mission Hills, Kan., died on Nov. 28, 2011, at the Bishop Spencer Place in Kansas City, Mo., where she had lived for several years. Mrs. McCann was the daughter of Nevadans Charlie and Amy Logan, born July 28, 1913. Private services are planned...
Lorene Bland Witt (11/29/11)
Lorene Bland Witt, 88, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, while in the Cedar County Hospital in El Dorado Springs, Mo. She was born near Cedar Springs, Mo., to John Daniel and Rena Blanche (Bourland) Bland on Sept. 30, 1923. She was raised in the Cedar Springs, Black Jack and El Dorado Springs areas...
Carrie Maude Loomer (11/29/11)
Carrie Maude Loomer, daughter of Watson and Lettie Shumaker, was born on Oct. 30, 1917, in Nevada, Mo. She departed this life on Nov. 17, 2011, at the age of 94. Carrie was known for her cooking and baking talents, which she achieved at an early age. ...
Jimmy Doyle Zachary Sr. (11/29/11)
Jimmy Doyle Zachary Sr., 74, Nevada, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, following an illness of several months. He was born Sept. 29, 1937, in Hattieville, Ark., to George W. Zachary and Jannie Hasler Zachary...
The Rev. Ralph L. Clark (11/29/11)
The Rev. Ralph L. Clark, 56, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Nov. 23, 2011. Ralph graduated from North Kansas City High School, Central Methodist College, St. Paul School of Theology and was an ordained pastor of the United Methodist Church for 32 years. ...
Thomas Glen Peacock (11/29/11)
Thomas Glen Peacock, 21, passed away at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Nov. 25, 2011. He was born Dec. 23, 1989, in Kansas City, Kan., to Ralph William Peacock and Rhonda Kay Koehn Peacock. Thomas lived all of his life in this area. He graduated from Nevada High School in 2008. He attended the Missouri Welding Institute in Nevada also graduating in 2008. He was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. He was an avid fisherman and loved his friends and family very much...
Ellis Fredrick Stoughton (11/26/11)
Ellis Fredrick Stoughton, 91, resident of Mapleton, Kan., left us on Nov. 24, 2011. He was born July 2, 1920, in Mapleton, the son of Fredrick Stoughton and Mary Josephine Faulhaber. He married Mary Elizabeth Blair. Most of his life was spent farming. ...
Marie Catherine Mosher (11/26/11)
Marie Catherine Mosher, 95, Nevada, passed away following an illness of several months Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. She was born Nov. 12, 1916, in Schell City, Mo., to Arthur Allen Hillier and Clara Elizabeth Fastabend. Marie was married March 20, 1938, in Schell City, Mo., to Roy F. Mosher and he preceded her in death in 1989...
David Lynn (Pappy) Heard Sr. (11/26/11)
David Lynn (Pappy) Heard Sr., loving and caring husband, father and grandfather, age 75, of Bealeton, Va., passed away Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at his residence. He was born Feb. 29, 1936, in Tyler, Texas, son of the late Gilbert and Marion (Mendenhall) Heard. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Marine Corps for 16 years and fire chief of the Lake Jackson Volunteer Fire Department. David was a life member of DAV, life member of VFW and a member of American Legion Post 10...
Doris Ruth Sprecher (11/26/11)
Doris Ruth Sprecher, 96, formerly of Fort Scott, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, in Wichita, Kan. She was born March 11, 1915, in Junction City, Kan., the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Gertrude Pearce Werner. She married Eldred Sprecher Aug. 31, 1940, in Hillsboro, Kan., he preceded her in death on July, 17, 1994...
Darryl Potter (11/26/11)
Darryl Potter, 72, of Yauger Road, Mount Vernon, and formerly of Butler, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at the Emeritus at HillenVale. He was born on March 25, 1939, in Lynwood, Calif., to the late Emmett and Lillie Pearl (Robison) Potter. Darryl was employed at Trans Con in Columbus, Ohio, from which he retired and he also served in the Army National Guard...
Jean Ruth Gicante (11/26/11)
Jean Ruth Gicante, 78, Schell City, Mo., passed away Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born April 29, 1933, in Sandstone, Mo., to Lester and Jeanette Pike. She was married March 6, 1976, in Nevada, to Harry P. Gicante Sr. and he survives of the home...
Jimmy Doyle Zachary Sr. (11/24/11)
Jimmy Doyle Zachary Sr., 74, Nevada, died on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
Merle Ray Webster (11/24/11)
Merle Ray Webster, 85, resident of Orange Park, Fla., died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at the Kindred Hospital in Green Cove Springs, Fla. He was born June 2, 1926, in Metz, Mo., the son of Burley Webster and Vonda Ann Murphy Webster. He married Lenora Wright. ...
Harry Eugene "Gene" Gilbert Jr. (11/24/11)
Harry Eugene "Gene" Gilbert Jr., 59, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, following a lengthy illness. He was born on Jan. 3, 1952, in Ft. Hood, Texas, to Harry E. Gilbert and Bettylee Purdy Gilbert. He married Debbie O'Neal Lechman on July 21, 1996, in Nevada, and she survives of the home...
David Alan Kurt (11/24/11)
David Alan Kurt, 58, Nevada, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at his residence. He was born Feb. 11, 1953, in Nevada, to Alfert Jacob Kurt and Ruby Olene Brown Kurt. David was born and raised in this area and spent most all of his life here. He worked for a number of years as an auto body repairman. He was an avid motorcyclist and especially liked Harleys...
Judy A. Fleming (11/23/11)
Judy A. Fleming, age 55 of Nevada, Mo., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo. She was born on July 25, 1956, in Nevada, Mo., to Clarence Richard Spillman and Virginia Ruth Hampton Spillman. Judy was a life-long resident of Nevada and attended Nevada High School. ...
Harry Eugene "Gene" Gilbert (11/23/11)
Harry Eugene "Gene" Gilbert Jr., 59, Nevada, Mo., died on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in 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...
Elizabeth N. Robison (11/19/11)
Elizabeth N. Robison, 85, Fort Scott, died Nov. 18, 2011, at her home. Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Details will be announced later.
Betty Mae "King" Gilkey (11/19/11)
Betty Mae "King" Gilkey, 82, of Rich Hill, Mo., died on Nov. 16, 2011, at Christian Health Care, Nevada, Mo. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Nov. 21, at the Heuser Funeral Home with burial in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Rich Hill. The family will receive friends Saturday, from 6-7 p.m., at the Heuser Funeral Home...
Annita DeRidder (11/19/11)
Annita DeRidder, 98, former resident of Fort Scott, more recently of Claremore, Okla., died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at the Claremore, Okla., Regional Hospital. She was born Feb. 14, 1913, in Fosato DiVico, Italy, the daughter of Rinaldo Piccini and Emilia Giacometti Piccini. ...
Lanie Ann Watkins (11/19/11)
Lanie Ann Watkins, 2, of El Dorado Springs, Mo., received her miracle as she won her battle with cancer and went be with her heavenly father on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011. Lanie was born on March 12, 2009, in Nevada, Mo. She is the daughter of Brandon and Tessie Watkins. Lanie enjoyed feeding the cows, playing with her cousins, and riding in her John Deere wagon...
Carrie Maude Loomer (11/18/11)
Carrie Maude Loomer, 94, Nevada, died on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center in 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...
Byron Royce Jantzen (11/18/11)
Byron Royce Jantzen, peacefully departed this life on Nov. 16, 2011, in his home near Walker, Mo., reaching the age of 63 years. He was born on Feb. 26, 1948, to Clarence and Ruth Koehn Jantzen in Wichita, Kan. He answered the Savior's call at the age of 13 and was baptized into the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite on April 12, 1961, by Minister Tobe J. Koehn. This faith was precious to him throughout his life...
Vicky Marie Liles (11/18/11)
Vicky Marie Liles, 54, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at her home in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born May 14, 1957, in Greeley, Colo., to Frederick Price and Helen Marie Hendricks Price. She married Jim Liles on Sept. 6, 1991, in El Dorado Springs, Mo., and he survives of the home...
Erma A. Bowen (11/16/11)
Erma A. Bowen, 92, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Bella Vista, Ark. She was born on May 4, 1919, in Bronaugh, Mo. A visitation was held from 11 a.m. to service time at the Church of God, Deerfield, Mo., with the funeral service following at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Church of God Holiness, old Highway 54, Deerfield. Burial was in the Deerfield Cemetery, Deerfield...
Aimee Diane Haner (11/16/11)
Miss Aimee Diane Haner, 32, passed away Nov. 14, 2011, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. Miss Aimee was born Oct. 5, 1979, in Butler, Mo., daughter of Arlene Kay (Brunkow) and James Duane Haner. She attended the Briarwood State School and more recently attended the Day Program at Casco Area Workshop in Harrisonville. ...
Kenneth Charles Cerny (11/15/11)
Kenneth Charles Cerny, 64, of Schell City, Mo., died on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada, Mo. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 18, at the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City. Interment will follow at Green Lawn Cemetery, Schell City...
Calvin Paul Schmidt (11/15/11)
Calvin Paul Schmidt, 62, Sheldon, Mo., died on Nov. 12, 2011, at his home in Sheldon, following an illness. A private committal will be held in Kansas at a later date. Local arrangements are under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada...
Finis Gleason Wood (11/15/11)
Finis Gleason Wood, 99, of rural Nevada, died Nov. 12, 2011, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, following a brief illness. He was born at Sloan, Iowa, on Oct. 30, 1912, to Thomas Wood and Mary Isabell (Rinker) Wood. On June 22, 1941, he was married to LaMerna Attebery in Kansas City, Mo., who preceded him in death in March 2006...
Billy M. Gash (11/15/11)
Billy M. Gash, 75, Moundville, Mo., passed away Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada, following a brief illness. He was born June 10, 1936, in Woodward, Okla., to Oliver Mate Gash and Bertha Marie Hundorf Gash. He was married Oct. 23, 1959, in Miami, Okla., to Minnie Jo Crum and she survives of the home...
Loretta Mae Collins (11/12/11)
Loretta Mae Collins, 89, a resident of Medicalodge of Fort Scott, died early Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at the Mercy Health Center. Funeral services for Loretta Collins will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott. Service time will be posted on the funeral home's Web site, cheneywitt.com, by Saturday evening...
Evelyn Faye Niemeir Marr (11/12/11)
Evelyn Faye Niemeir Marr, 95, a former resident of Fort Scott, Kan., and more recently of Fort Worth, Texas, went to be with the Lord, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born Jan. 13, 1916, in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Charles Fredrick Niemeir and Pearl Calvin Niemeir. Evelyn grew up on a farm, enjoying fun times with her four brothers and five sisters...
Ronald Ray Simmons (11/12/11)
Ronald Ray Simmons, 73, died Nov. 9, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., following a heart attack. He was born June 17, 1938, in Fort Scott, Kan., the youngest of five children born to Earl and Hazel (Killion) Simmons. Ron attended Fort Scott schools his entire life, graduating from Fort Scott High School in 1956. ...
William Albert Wardin (11/12/11)
William Albert Wardin, 62, Arma, Kan., formerly of Nevada, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at his residence in Arma. He was born Aug. 7, 1949, in Nevada, to Hudson Wilhite Wardin and Neva Thetus Watson Wardin. Bill was raised in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School in 1967. ...
James Earl Compton (11/10/11)
James Earl Compton, 96, of Camdenton, Mo., departed this life on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at Lake Regional Health System, Osage Beach, Mo. He was born Jan. 8, 1915, in Vernon County, Mo., the son of Frank Matthew and Anna (Boswell) Compton. Earl was united in marriage on May 29, 1937, in Mt. Vernon, Mo., to Willa Mae Ray and together they had shared the past 74 years of marriage until his death...
William "Bill" Albert Wardin (11/10/11)
William "Bill" Albert Wardin, 62, Arma, Kan., formerly of Nevada, died on Nov. 8, 2011, at his home in Arma. 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...
Iona Violet Capps (11/10/11)
Iona Violet Capps, 90, Moundville, Mo., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at Christian Health Care in Nevada, following a brief illness. She was born April 10, 1921, in Moundville, Mo., to Artie Francis Taylor and Bertie Elizabeth May Taylor. She was married in 1940 to Ralph Capps in Moundville, Mo., and he preceded her in death in 1999...
Wilma Brewer (11/10/11)
Wilma Brewer, 90, of Nevada, passed away at Moore-Few Care Center on Nov. 9, 2011. Wilma was born April 9, 1921, in Parker, S.D., to John and Amelia Seffinga. She was married Aug. 16, 1944, in Lamar, Mo., to Schuyler Brewer, and he preceded her in death on July 1, 1973...
Dwight Howard Foley (11/05/11)
Dwight Howard Foley, 59, El Dorado Springs, Mo., died on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at Freeman Health System West, Joplin, Mo., following a lengthy illness. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Kan., with the Rev. Tom Albers officiating. Friends may call now and until 1:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7, at Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada...
Ruth Whitcomb (11/05/11)
Ruth Whitcomb, 94, of Kincaid, Kan., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at the Anderson County Hospital Long Term Care Facility, Garnett. She was born on March 31, 1917, in Kincaid, Kan., the daughter of James and Lena (McCabe) Main. Ruth graduated from Lone Elm High School in 1934...
Ruby Fern Ashley (11/04/11)
Ruby Fern Ashley, 101, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, following a brief illness. She was born Feb. 11, 1910, in Rich Hill, Mo., to Robert L. Scifers and Mary Ida Nafus Scifers. She married Marvin Harold Ashley on June 27, 1928, in Lamar, Mo., and he preceded her in death in March 1994...
Donald Hart Lamore (11/04/11)
Donald Hart Lamore passed away on Sunday, Oct. 23, in the comfort of his own home, at the age of 92. Born in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 15 1918, to Addie Allen Turnball, Canadian of Scottish and Irish origin and to Burton Hart Lamore, founder of the Federal Society of Translators to the League of Nations who was fluent in seven languages and translator of 17...
Mildred Lee Wintjen (11/04/11)
Mildred Lee Wintjen, 99, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. She was born Nov. 19, 2011, in Vermillion, Kan., to Ira Mixer and Flossie Richardson Mixer. Mildred was raised in Sheldon and graduated from high school in Sheldon in 1929. ...
Ruby Fern Ashley (11/03/11)
Ruby Fern Ashley, 101, Nevada, died on Nov. 2, 2011, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada. View obituary and send condolences on line at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Ida Louise Lasley (11/02/11)
Ida Louise Lasley, 89, Pittsburg, Kan., formerly of Nevada, passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at Sunset Manor in Frontenac, Kan. She was born May 1, 1922, in El Dorado Springs, Mo., to Maupin L. Jennings and Mary H. Remer Jennings. Louise was married June 12, 1943, to Robert Glenn Lasley, and he preceded her in death April 15, 2003. They were the parents of two daughters and two sons...
Glenn Jewell Mead (11/01/11)
Glenn Jewell Mead, 80, Nevada, died on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at his home in 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...
Ethel Alice "Susie" Makemson (11/01/11)
Ethel Alice "Susie" Makemson, 93, of Prescott, Kan., died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center, Coffeyville, Kan. Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30, at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Pleasanton, Kan. Visitation was from 1 p.m. until service time. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Biblical Ministries Worldwide. Interment was in the Pleasanton Cemetery...
Burl D. Tillery (11/01/11)
Burl D. Tillery, 80, of Rich Hill, Mo., passed away Oct. 28, 2011, in Butler, Mo. Burl was one of seven children born to Lawrence and Celestia Mae (Rees) Tillery. He was born Dec. 13, 1930, in Johnstown, Mo. He graduated from Rich Hill High School in 1949 and was united in marriage to Betty Marie Goins in Fairland, Okla., on Nov. ...
Lorene Maxine Russell (11/01/11)
Lorene Maxine Russell, 91, of Pittsburg, passed away Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, in the Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Frontenac. She was born March 9, 1920, at Gross, Kan., the daughter of James Degraft and Eva Pearl (Tipton) Green. On Dec. 11, 1940, she was united in marriage to Herman Russell at Cassville, Mo. He preceded her in death on March 2, 2006...
Gary Clark Leonard (11/01/11)
Gary Clark Leonard, 71, Milo, Mo., left this Earth on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at his home in Milo. He was born on May 13, 1940, to Otis Leonard and Hazel Alta Clark Leonard. He married Barbara Ellen Hughes in Arcola, Mo., on Nov. 21, 1964, and she survives of the home...
Leland Earl Cady (11/01/11)
Leland Earl Cady, 88, of Sheldon, Mo., passed away on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. Mr. Cady was born on June 26, 1923, in Sheldon to Thomas Cady and Lenora E. Stockdale Cady. He married Sylvia C. Ambler on Aug. 30, 1943, in Lamar, Mo., and she survives of the home...