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Obituaries from December 2011

David Neil Gardner (12/31/11)
David Neil Gardner, 58, of Nevada, Mo., died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at St. Louis University Hospital. David was born in Kirksville, Nov. 17, 1953, a son of the late Roma (Alexander) and Charles Gardner. On June 24, 1978, he was united in marriage to Barbara Hollandsworth in Rosebud. ...
Norman E. Jones (12/31/11)
Norman E. Jones, 88, Bronaugh, Mo., passed away Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at Freeman Health System West in Joplin, Mo., following a brief illness. He was born April 1, 1923, in Mindenmines, Mo., to Russell Eugene Jones and Bessie Mae Young Jones. He was married June 30, 1944, in Phoenix, Ariz., to Beth Carter and she survives of the home...
Naomi Mae Wilkerson (12/30/11)
Naomi Mae Wilkerson, 91, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center in Nevada. She was born May 17, 1920, in Arthur, Mo., to Earl Wilson Sr. and Emma Marie Vogt Wilson. She married Fred Wilkerson and he preceded her in death...
Homer J. Stone (12/30/11)
Homer J. Stone, 87, Springfield, passed away Dec. 19, 2011, in the Missouri Veterans Home, Mt. Vernon, where he received dedicated, compassionate care for more than four years. He was surrounded by his family; Jean, loving wife of 63 years; daughters, Dayna Vantonder and Barbara and Larry Hull; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren...
Charles "Charley" Emery Wales (12/30/11)
Charley Wales, 88, of Nevada, Mo., went to walk hand-in-hand with the Lord on his journey to Heaven on Dec. 27, 2011, in Nevada, following a battle with asbestos related lung cancer that he acquired while working in the heating and air conditioning business...
Charles E. Wales (12/29/11)
Charles E. Wales, 88, Nevada, died on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at Nevada Medicalodge. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 31, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park, Nevada. Family information will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada...
Margie Ellen Breneman (12/29/11)
Margie Ellen Breneman, 86, of Apex, N.C., passed away peacefully on Dec. 22, 2011. She was born to Thomas and Velma (Steele) Longabaugh in Metz, Mo., on Sept. 19, 1925. Throughout her life, Margie has always been a woman of great faith. She expressed her faith through membership in the United Methodist Church and association with the United Methodist Women's Circle. ...
Dustin Robert Kegerries (12/28/11)
Dustin Robert Kegerries, 30, Nevada, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, in Compton Junction. A private family memorial will be held at a later date. Those who wish may contribute to the family in care of Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada...
Edith Arvella Stewart (12/28/11)
Edith "Arlie" Stewart passed away at home on Christmas Eve in Leavenworth, Kan. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 28, and the funeral services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 29, both at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home. Burial in the Leavenworth National Cemetery. Memorial Contributions can be made to the Disabled Veterans of America in care of the funeral home...
Mary Charlotte Ruth Likely (12/24/11)
Mary Charlotte Ruth Likely, 84, a resident of Bronson, Kan., died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at the Iola Nursing Center, Iola, Kan. She was born Nov. 12, 1927, at Mildred, Kan., the daughter of William Joseph Martin and Birdie Pearl Collins Martin. Mary graduated from Kincaid High School. She married George Noel Likely on April 12, 1947. He preceded her in death on June 16, 1985...
John A. Simons (12/23/11)
John A. Simons, 93, of Schell City, Mo., died on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at Community Springs Healthcare in El Dorado Springs, Mo. Cremation with memorial services to be held at a later date in Belvidere, Ill. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City, Mo...
Hilda Cecelia Appleton (12/21/11)
Services for Hilda Cecelia Appleton, 93, of Nevada, will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 23, at Bienhoff Funeral Home, Laddonia, with the Rev. Russell Judge officiating. Burial will be in Laddonia Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home...
Robert Leroy Pritchett (12/21/11)
Robert Leroy Pritchett, 80, Nevada, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott, Kan., following a recent illness. He was born Feb. 7, 1931, in Kansas City, Mo. Robert was born and raised in Kansas City, Mo., and served in the U.S. ...
Susan Wray Bothof (12/21/11)
Susan Wray Bothof, 66, of Dexter, Mich., formerly of Nevada, Mo., and Litchfield, Minn., died Dec. 2, 2011, in Ann Arbor, Mich. Susan was born Dec. 3, 1944, in Litchfield, Minn., the daughter of Delbert and Dorathy (West) Carlson. On Dec. 25, 1965, in Litchfield, she married her loving husband of almost 46 years, Kenneth Bothof...
Michael A. Smith (12/20/11)
Michael A. Smith, 50, passed away on Dec. 16, 2011, in Seton Medical Center's ICU, Austin, Texas. Mike was born in Nevada, Mo., on Feb. 14, 1961. He attended school in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School. Mike enlisted in the U.S. Army and attended the Military Language School in San Francisco, Calif., where he became fluent in German. ...
Lois Ruth Rumfelt (12/20/11)
Lois Ruth Rumfelt, 82, Nevada, passed away Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. She was born May 20, 1929, in St. Louis, Mo., to Charlie Glen Cheek and Ruth Olive Chapman Cheek. She was married Jan. 1, 1965, in Kansas City, Mo., to Dewey Milo Rumfelt and he preceded her in death Dec. 21, 2010...
Bill Marion Hall (12/17/11)
Bill Marion Hall, 91, formerly of Fort Scott, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, in Woodland, Calif. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
Walter Allen Moon (12/17/11)
Walter Allen Moon, 82, of Nevada, formerly of Stockton, passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at Medicalodges Nursing Home, Nevada, after a long illness. He was born June 8,1929, in Hutchinson, Kan., to Ray Lester and Hattie Cross Moon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray L. and Hattie Moon; two brothers, Lester Moon and Howard Moon; and four sisters, Ruby Renner, Mary Ballard, Frances Keever and Helen Owen...
Bernard Carothers Farrell (12/14/11)
Bernard Carothers Farrell, 96. Hume, Mo., passed away on Dec. 13, 2011, at the Paul and Martha Barone Care Center, Nevada, Mo. He was born Oct. 31, 1915, in Topeka, Kan., to Francis (Frank) and Mable (Carothers) Farrell. He lived the majority of his childhood, from the age of 2 until adulthood, with his uncle and aunt, Cleve and Ethel (Carothers) Spillman, of the Metz area...
Karen Sue Byram (12/14/11)
Karen Sue Byram, 71, of Rich Hill, Mo., died on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at her home. She was born Dec. 11, 1939, in Carthage, Mo., to Charles and Olive (Frantz) Clubb. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Dec. 17, at 10 a.m., at the Heuser Funeral Home in Rich Hill...
Joyce Joann Burris (12/13/11)
Joyce Joann Burris, 75, Nevada, died on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at her home. 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
Alice Adell Rives (12/13/11)
On Dec. 7, 2011, at the age of 100, Alice passed from this earth surrounded by her loving family. Alice was born May 18, 1911, in Wheatland, Mo., to John and Nora (Crooks) Costelow. She rode a blind mare while attending school in Wheatland. Alice married Charles Nelson Rives at midnight, Sept. ...
Teagen Lee Baldwin (12/13/11)
Teagen Lee Baldwin, Nevada, Mo., infant son of Kara Manes and Brandon Baldwin, Nevada, passed away Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada. He was born March 28, 2011. In addition to his parents, survivors include one sister, Braylinn Baldwin, Nevada; maternal grandparents, Kadeana Manes, Nevada, and Jim Manes and his wife, Christy, Springfield, Mo., Jamie Toliver and his wife, Carly, Nevada; paternal grandparents, Kelly Garza and her husband, Oscar, and Roy Baldwin and his wife, Shanna, both of Nevada; maternal great-grandparents, Randy Davis and his wife, Karen, El Dorado Springs, Mo., Danny Williams and his wife, Blanche, Nevada, and Robert Manes and his wife, Dorothy, Clinton, Mo.; paternal great-grandparents, Gary Forester and his wife, Willie, Nevada, and Nadine Baldwin, also of Nevada; great-great-grandparents, Ruby Craft, Milo, Mo., and Bonnie Williams, Kansas City, Mo.; numerous aunts, uncles and other relatives.. ...
Billy Joe Richardson (12/10/11)
Billy Joe Richardson, 78, of Fort Scott, Kan., and formerly of Hillsdale, Kan., passed away Dec. 8, 2011, at his home. Graveside services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at Hillsdale Cemetery, Hillsdale, Kan. Bill was born Oct. 4, 1933, in Hillsdale, Kan., to Harold F. ...
Ina Margaret Lafferty (12/10/11)
Ina Margaret Lafferty, 87, resident of rural Bronson, Kan., died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kan. She was born Sept. 9, 1924, in Uniontown, Kan., the daughter of Arthur Andrew Walker and Jessie Newtown McHenry Walker. ...
Ruth Lavon Coonrod (12/10/11)
Ruth Lavon Coonrod, 83, of Manhattan, died Dec. 8, 2011, at Meadowlark Hills--Collins House. She was born Oct. 10, 1928, in Manhattan, the daughter of Foster and Margaret Unice (Colwell) Blockcolsky. Mrs. Coonrod grew up in the Zeandale Community and graduated from Manhattan High School. She had lived in Wichita, Kan., Elk Falls, Kan., and Winfield, Kan., prior to returning to Manhattan...
Dorothy Irene Anderson (12/10/11)
Dorothy Irene Anderson, 83, resident of rural Redfield, Kan., died Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at the home of her daughter. She was born March 26, 1928, in Richards, Mo., the daughter of Ernest Goddard and Ruby Hazel Evans Goddard. She graduated from Richards High School. ...
Nathaniel Maurice Graham (12/10/11)
Nathaniel Maurice Graham, 52, of Kansas City, Mo., passed away Nov. 28, at the VA Medical Center. He was born Aug. 1, 1959, in Fort Scott, Kan. He was preceded by his father, Paul A. Graham Sr. and son, Justin M. Graham. Nate was baptized at the First Christian Church in Pleasanton, Kan. ...
Everett Periman (12/08/11)
Everett Periman, 94, Nevada, Mo., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at Northcare Hospice House in North Kansas City, Mo. He was born Jan. 11, 1917, in Milo, Mo., the son of Elbert Periman and Vivion Florence Barton Periman. Everett was married to Marie Louise Stock (Miles) of Fergus Fall, Minn., on June 6, 1946, in Paris, France, and she preceded him in death in 1980. He then married Bertha Lower Roberts, Nov. 30, 1985, at the Whiteman Air Force Base Chapel and she survives of the home...
Eunice Pauline Danley (12/07/11)
Eunice Pauline Danley, 94, Nevada, formerly of Sheldon, Mo., passed away Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born Oct. 19, 1917, in Kansas City, Mo., to George Reynolds and Pearl Meyers Reynolds. She was married Jan. 16, 1939, to Rockford Weste and he preceded her in death June I1, 1987. She then was married Feb. 14, 1992, to Ralph Danley and he preceded her in death Feb. 9, 2007...
Everett Periman (12/07/11)
Everett Periman, 94, Nevada, Mo., died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at North Care Hospice and Rehabilitation Center, Kansas City, Mo. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 9, at the First Baptist Church in Nevada. The family will receive friends at the church Friday, between 10 and 11 a.m., prior to the funeral service...
Linda Merlene Rodarmel (12/06/11)
Linda Merlene Rodarmel, 64, Bronaugh, Mo., passed away Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, at Mercy Health System in Fort Scott, Kan., following a lengthy illness. She was born Dec. 25, 1946, in Vernon County, Mo., to Merl D. Fellows and Louella R. Eaton Fellows. She was married Aug. 10, 1979, in Nevada, to Ray Rodarmel and he preceded her in death...
Mary Helen Schuster (12/06/11)
Mary Helen Schuster, 86, Nevada, passed away Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada, following a brief illness. She was born Dec. 14, 1924, in Boonville, Mo., to Louis D. Imhoff and Sophia Schmitt Imhoff. She was married Sept. 9, 1948, in Martinsville, Mo., to Richard Joseph Schuster, and he preceded her in death Feb. 15, 1960...
Dorcas C. Noble (12/01/11)
Dorcas C. Noble, 81, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at Christian Health Care in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born Jan. 7, 1930, in Nevada, to William H. Clark and Lucy C. Latta Clark. She married Glen G. Noble on May 21, 1949, in Walker, Mo., and he survives of the home...
Karen Pippins (12/01/11)
Karen Pippins, daughter of the late Alta Phillips Gordon and Kyle Gordon, was born on March 31, 1957, in Nevada, Mo., and died on Nov. 19, 2011, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo., at the age of 54. Mrs. Pippins was a retired teacher in the Dexter Public School System for 30 years. ...
George Nicholas (Gobb) Bragg Sr. (12/01/11)
George Nicholas (Gobb) Bragg Sr., 65, passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, due to a brain aneurysm. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 1, at The Way Church in Newton, with the Rev. Joe Kent officiating. Burial will be at Newton Memorial Park Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the church starting at 10 a.m., Thursday, until service time. Memorials in George's name may be left at the funeral home or church...