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Obituaries from January 2012

Annabelle Lee Arrasmith (01/31/12)
Annabelle Lee Arrasmith died on Jan. 27, 2012. She was born on Nov. 27, 1931, near Rich Hill, to Edith Alice (Fritts) and Lee Roy Miller. Visitation was at Heuser Funeral Home in Rich Hill, Mo., from 6-8 p.m., Monday, Jan. 30. Funeral services will be at First Christian Church in Rich Hill at 11 a.m., today...
Mary Elizabeth Pettibon (01/31/12)
Mary Elizabeth Pettibon, 90, Nevada, died on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. View obituary and send condolences online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Donald L. Proctor (01/31/12)
Donald L. Proctor, 76, longtime resident of Nevada, died on Jan. 6, 2012. He was born July 22, 1935, in Tulare,Calif., to John J. Proctor Jr. and Edna Mae Proctor. Donald married Donna M. Proctor on Sept. 24, 1961, and they shared 50 years together. She survives of the home...
Dorothy Mae McConnaughey (01/31/12)
Dorothy Mae McConnaughey, 87, Richards, Mo., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, following an illness of a few weeks. She was born July 2, 1924, in Richards, Mo., to James Samuel Blake and Rhoda Mae Norris Blake. She married Lee McConnaughey on March 5, 1941, in Clinton, Mo., and he preceded her in death on June 3, 1983...
Melvin N. Kithcart (01/28/12)
Melvin N. Kithcart, 88, of Rich Hill, Mo., died Jan. 26, 2012, at the Willow Lane Center, Butler, Mo. Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 30, at 10 a.m., at the Heuser Funeral Home with burial and military rites in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Rich Hill. The family will receive friends Sunday, 4-6 p.m., at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial donations to the Heartland Hospice or donors choice in care of Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill...
Chester Carpenter (01/28/12)
Chester Carpenter, 77, resident of Richards, Mo., died Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at Via Christi Hospital in Wichita, Kan. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kan.
Paul Ernest Pitts (01/28/12)
Paul Ernest Pitts, 85, formerly of Uniontown, Kan., more recently of Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Fort Scott Medicalodges. He was born Jan. 2, 1927, in Jerico Springs, Mo., the son of Clarence F. "Jack" Pitts and Mary Pearl Jenkins Pitts. He graduated from Arcadia High School with the class of 1944. He married Marjorie Earlene Rogers on Jan. 2, 1947, in Fort Scott...
Carolyn S. Ewing (01/28/12)
Carolyn S. Ewing, 68, Fort Scott, Kan., formerly of Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at her home in Fort Scott. She was born March 25, 1943, in Nevada, to Roy E. Jones and Lena V. Schmidt Jones. Carolyn was raised in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School in 1961. ...
Ora E. Myers (01/26/12)
Ora E. Myers, 104, Nevada, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at Christian Health Care in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born June 30, 1907, in Adrian, Mo., to Robert Lee Duke and Martha Ann Haggard Duke. She was first married to Harry Stark and later to Raymond Myers and both spouses preceded her in death...
Marvin Chrisenberry (01/26/12)
Marvin Chrisenberry, 61, Nevada, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at his residence following a sudden illness. He was born Jan. 30, 1950, in Nevada, to Gordon Harold Chrisenberry and Pauline Sue Saathoff Chrisenberry. Marvin was a lifelong resident of Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School in 1968. He spent 18 years working for Dirt Works, in Walker, Mo., building race cars. He had worked for Precision Machined Parts in Nevada for the past year, recently retiring in 2012...
Mary Lou Keyser (01/26/12)
Mary Lou Keyser, 74, of Indianola, Iowa, died suddenly Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at home. She was born March 24, 1937, to William Oran and Iona Harrell McGregor in Detroit, Mich. Mary Lou graduated from Denby High School in Detroit, Baptist Missionary Training School in Chicago, and Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City. ...
Dorothy Evelyn (Cromer) Gannaway (01/25/12)
Dorothy Evelyn (Cromer) Gannaway, 103, of Windsor, Mo., formerly of El Dorado Springs, Mo., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. She was at the Windsor Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Windsor. She was born in rural Camden County on Jan. ...
Zerilda J. McCaughey (01/24/12)
Zerilda J. McCaughey, 71, of Poteau, Okla., passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Zerilda was born July 11, 1940, in Monticello, Mo., to Emmett Hayden and Clara May (Porter) Crain. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl McCaughey; daughter, Tina L. Murray; and nine brothers and sisters...
Betty Lou Maffett (01/21/12)
Betty Lou Maffett, 74, Fort Scott, Kan., formerly of Bronaugh, Mo., died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Guest Home Estates in Fort Scott, Kan. She was born Sept. 4, 1937, in Moundville, Mo., to John F. Saathoff and Ruth I. Carr Saathoff. She was married April 10, 1955, in Bronaugh, Mo., to Earl R. Maffett and he preceded her in death Aug. 2, 2006...
Joy McKenzie (01/21/12)
Joy McKenzie, 75, Nevada, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, following a sudden illness. She was born April 4, 1936, in Rich Hill, Mo., to Aubrey Loren Reed and Nora Ruth Wheeler Reed. She was married Aug. 11, 1955, in Nevada, Mo., to Clinton McKenzie and he survives of the home...
Edna Mae Jordan (01/21/12)
Edna Mae Jordan, 92, former resident of Fort Scott, Kan., more recently of Wichita, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at the College Hill Nursing Home in Wichita, Kan. She was born Nov. 3, 1919, in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Percy Salisbury and Hazel B. Jordan. She graduated from Fort Scott High School with the class of 1938. She worked as a hotel maid in Fort Scott. Edna loved to read. She was a member of the Mt. Olive Church of God in Christ and greatly enjoyed teaching Sunday school...
Lela Mae Witt (01/21/12)
Lela Mae Witt, 95, a former resident of Cavalry Crossing Apartments and more recently of Guest Home Estates in Fort Scott, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at Mercy Hospital. Funeral arrangements for Lela Mae Witt will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kan...
Grace Maxine Nelson (01/21/12)
Grace Maxine Nelson, 96, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. She was born on March 10, 1915, in Nevada, to Frank Albert Taylor and Mamie Inez Seaver Taylor. She married R.B. Allen on Nov. 28, 1932, and he preceded her in death on April 8, 1988. She later married Paul Nelson on Dec. 13, 1996, in Arizona, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 2001...
Betty Lou Maffett (01/20/12)
Betty Lou Maffett, 74, Fort Scott, Kan., formerly of Bronaugh, Mo., died on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Guest Home Estates in Fort Scott, Kan. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada...
Joy McKenzie (01/20/12)
Joy McKenzie, 75, Nevada, died on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in 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...
Barbara J. Slapczynski (01/19/12)
Barbara J. Slapczynski, 83, Chanute, Kan., formerly of Leavenworth, Kan., died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at her daughter's home. Barbara was born Feb. 12, 1928, in Parsons, Kan., the daughter of John H. and Frances LaLoge Carter. She married John Edward Kinney, he preceded her in death. She later married Leo A. Slapczynski and he preceded her in death on Sept. 28, 1994. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Norma Treloggen; and one grandson, David Lee Carl...
Patricia Marie (Koehler) McFarland (01/19/12)
Patricia Marie (Koehler) McFarland, 65, of Lee's Summit, Mo., passed away Jan. 16, 2012, at St. Joseph Medical Center, after a brief illness. Ms. McFarland was born Sept. 11, 1946, in Nevada, Mo. She retired from the University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute in 2008, where she had served as a clinical research accountant. Previously, she owned and operated a credit bureau in Nevada for several years. She was a prolific, talented writer and a published author...
Dennis W. Worsley (01/18/12)
Dennis Ward Worsley, 64, Bronaugh, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Via Christi Health System in Pittsburg, Kan., following a fight with lung cancer. He was born Oct. 26, 1947, in Gunnison, Colo., to Ward W. Worsley and Zoe M. Baker Worsley. He was married Nov. 27, 1971, in Nevada, Mo., to Cynthia A. Hirschman...
Dennis W. Worsley (01/17/12)
Dennis W. Worsley, 64, Bronaugh, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Via Christi Health System, Pittsburg, 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...
Charles Eugene "Charlie" Crocker (01/17/12)
Charles E. "Charlie" Crocker, 53, Nevada, died Saturday Jan. 14, 2012. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Meyers Northland Chapel 401 Main Parkville, Mo. Services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19, at Meyers Northland Chapel...
Lee Dean Campbell (01/17/12)
Lee Dean Campbell, 77, of El Dorado Springs, Mo., passed away Jan. 13, 2012, at Cedar County Memorial Hospital. He was born July 26, 1934, in Nevada, Mo., to Dennis and Lola (Crain) Campbell. Dean farmed with his father Dennis his whole life and was never married...
Thomas C. Lemons (01/17/12)
Thomas C. Lemons, 74, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at Munroe Regional Medical Center. He was born in Wellington, Texas, and moved to this area in 1968. He was a graduate of Bixby High School in Bixby, Okla., and served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a world renowned crew chief for Big Daddy Don Garlits for 17 years, leading the car to 10 world championships...
Mary Jane Ayers (01/14/12)
Mary Jane Ayers, 76, resident of Fort Scott, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at the Mercy Health Center. The Revs. Paul Rooks and A.F. Collins will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 20, at the Grace Baptist Tabernacle. Burial will follow in the U.S. National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Grace Baptist Tabernacle and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, Fort Scott...
Dorothy "Pudgie" Ogle (01/14/12)
Dorothy "Pudgie" Ogle, 72, Afton, Okla., formerly of Nevada, parted this world on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at her home following a lengthy illness. She was born on Oct. 7, 1939, in Nevada, Mo., to Artie Ephland Wescoat and Mary Agnes Brick Wescoat. She married Gary Ogle on June 14, 1959, in Nevada, Mo., and he survives of the home...
James H. Dickinson (01/13/12)
James H. Dickinson, 97, of Milo, Mo., formerly of Kansas City, Mo., died Jan. 11, 2012, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada. Graveside services with military rites will be Saturday, Jan. 14, at 1 p.m., at Salem Cemetery, Foster, Mo. The family will receive friends Saturday from noon until service time at the Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill...
Pudgie Ogle (01/13/12)
Pudgie Ogle, 72, Afton, Okla., formerly of Nevada, died on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012. 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...
Roberta Daugherty (01/11/12)
Roberta Daugherty, 86, of Gladstone, Mo., a native of Vernon County, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at North Kansas City Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, at Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City, with burial at Green Mound Cemetery, Harwood...
Maxine Ford (01/11/12)
Maxine Ford, age 90, resident of rural Bronaugh, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at the Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale, Ark. She was born April 15, 1921, in Worland, Mo., the daughter of James Riley and Arvilla Guss Riley. She married Francis "Bud" Ford on Oct. 30, 1939, in Lamar. He preceded her in death Aug. 28, 1970...
SFC Thomas Glen McWilliams (01/11/12)
SFC Thomas Glen McWilliams, 44, of Lamar, passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at his home, following a courageous battle with cancer. Thomas was born Nov. 14, 1967, at Lamar and graduated from Lamar High School in 1986. He enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard Feb. ...
Calvin Leroy Higgins (01/11/12)
Calvin Leroy Higgins, 71, Sheldon, Mo., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at his home in Sheldon. He was born Feb. 14, 1940, in Jerico Springs, Mo., to Walter "Glen" Higgins and Nellie M. Rector Higgins. He was married Aug. 4, 1974, in Cedarville, Mo., to Mary Virginia Lutes and she preceded him in death July 18, 1992...
Calvin L. Higgins (01/10/12)
Calvin L. Higgins, 71, Sheldon, Mo., died on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at his home in Sheldon. 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...
Richard E. Wilson (01/10/12)
Richard E. Wilson, 87, Nevada, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, Mo. He was born Oct. 5, 1924, in Guthrie County, Iowa, to Vernon Owen Wilson and Maude Hazel Watson Wilson. Mr. Wilson was raised in Guthrie Center, Iowa, and graduated from high school there in 1942, where he enjoyed playing high school football. ...
Helen Frances Burris (01/10/12)
Helen Frances Burris, 93, Nevada, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born Jan. 19, 1918, in Coffeyville, Kan., to James M. Highley and Anna Mae Wickam Highley. She was married to Leon Jones and he preceded her in death in 1977. She then married Claud Burris on Feb. 21, 1979, and he preceded her in death May 29, 2001...
Roy Lynn Thompson (01/10/12)
On Jan. 6, 2012, at the age of 58, Roy passed from this earth at Via Christi Regional Hospital, Wichita, Kan., following a short illness. Roy was born Sept. 8, 1953, in Webb City, Mo., to Eddie Louis and Dorothy Lavonna (Collins) Thompson. He attended Liberal High School, Liberal, Mo., and received his GED from Kansas in 1985...
Yarala Genene Sims-Arnold (01/07/12)
Yarala Genene Sims-Arnold, 59, passed this life on Jan. 2, 2012, at her home in Sheldon, Mo. Yarala was born to Howard E. and Velma Flo Woods-Rardin-Sims in Picher, Okla. Funeral services will be held at Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar, Mo., Saturday, Jan. 7, at 9 a.m. The family will receive friends Friday from 5 until 6 p.m., at Daniel Funeral Home. Burial will be in G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, Okla...
Juanita Pearl Decker (01/07/12)
Juanita Pearl Decker, 91, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., formerly of Hepler, Kan., died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at Fort Scott Manor. She was born Sept. 24, 1920, in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Allen Rhodes and Stella Pearl Young Rhodes. She graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1938. She married Robert Jack Decker on Aug. 2, 1939, in Nevada, Mo. He preceded her in death...
Raymond Junior Reno (01/07/12)
Raymond Junior Reno, 72, former resident of Deerfield, Mo., died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at his home in Casa Grande, Ariz. He was born March 18, 1939, in St. Joseph, Mo., the son of Raymond T. Reno and Frances Marie Rainey Reno. Raymond had served with the United States Navy. He married Margaret Anne Ransom on Oct. 15, 1982, at Miami, Okla. She preceded him in death on Dec. 5, 1998. Mr. Reno had retired from 3M in Nevada...
Charles Wayne Thomas (01/07/12)
Charles Wayne Thomas, 66, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at Kansas City Hospice House, following a brief hospitalization as a result of a major stroke. He was born Dec. 7, 1945, at home in Jerico Springs, Mo., to James Hubert Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Malcom Thomas. He married Donna Johns in 1964 and she survives of the home...
Charles W. Thomas (01/06/12)
Charles W. Thomas, 66, Nevada, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at Kansas City Hospice in Kansas City, Mo. Funeral service and family information will be provided by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. View obituary and send condolences on line at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Donald W. Gullett (01/06/12)
Donald W. Gullett, 86, of Parsons, died at 7:05 a.m., Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at Labette Health, where he entered Dec. 31. He was born June 10, 1925, at Oswego, to Erville G. and Pearl (Morgan) Gullett. He attended schools in Parsons and in Mound Valley, graduating from Mound Valley High School in 1943. After graduation he served six years in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II and served in the South Pacific...
Laura Opal (Hartley) Francis (01/06/12)
Laura O. Francis was born Jan. 21, 1917, in High Point (Moniteau County), Mo. She went home to be with her Lord on Jan. 3, 2012. She was the daughter of John and Christena Dampf Hartley. She moved to Sedalia at the age of six and lived there until moving to Kansas City in 1941. ...
Norma Jean Peplinski (01/06/12)
Norma Jean Peplinski, 86, of Presque Isle, Mich., and Panama City Beach, Fla., passed away Jan. 1, 2012, in Panama City Beach. Born in Iowa on Aug. 7, 1925, she lived her childhood years in Nevada, Mo. During her adult life, Norma lived in various places around the world, one of her favorites being Japan. ...
Wilma L. Rippetoe (01/05/12)
Wilma L. Rippetoe, 84, formerly of Rich Hill, Mo., died on Jan. 3, 2012, at the Bates County Memorial Hospital, Butler, Mo. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 5, at 2 p.m., at the Rich Hill Christian Church with burial in the Greenlawn Cemetery...
Byron Kenneth Duke (01/05/12)
Byron Kenneth Duke, 62, Nevada, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., as the result of a sudden illness. He was born Aug. 1, 1949, in Sikeston, Mo., to James Owen Duke and Claire Dunn Duke. He was married Sept. 26, 1971, in Pasadena, Calif., to Sharyon Taylor and she survives of the home...
Laura Opal (Hartley) Francis (01/05/12)
Laura O. Francis was born Jan. 21, 1917, in High Point, (Moniteau County), Mo. She went home to be with her Lord on Jan. 3, 2012. She was the daughter of John and Christena Dampf Hartley. She moved to Sedalia at the age of six and lived there until moving to Kansas City in 1941...
Byron Kenneth Duke (01/04/12)
Byron Kenneth Duke, 62, Nevada, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., as the result of a sudden illness. He was born Aug. 1, 1949, in Sikeston, Mo., to James Owen Duke and Claire Dunn Duke. He was married Sept. 26, 1971, in Pasadena, Calif., to Sharyon Taylor and she survives of the home...
Mary L. Hunter (01/04/12)
Mary Hunter, 74, of Nevada, died Dec. 31, 2011, at Truman Healthcare Center. Mary was born March 12, 1937, at St. Elmo, Ill., to John R. and Pearl Edna (Chrisman) Hunter. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 5, at Morehead Cemetery...
Virginia Lee "Tootie" Meek (01/04/12)
Virginia Lee "Tootie" Meek, 86, a former resident of Richards, Mo., and currently of Fort Scott, died early Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott. She was born Nov. 7, 1925, at Richards, Mo., the daughter of William Leon Poyner and Elsie Pearl Buris Poyner. ...
Donald Lee Hendrix (01/04/12)
Donald Lee Hendrix, 86, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at his home in Utica, Ky. He was born on Feb. 13, 1925, in Nevada, Mo., to the late Merrit and Myrtle Hendrix. He retired as a carpenter for Local Union No. 61 and had served in the U.S. ...
Libby Elise Pryor (01/04/12)
Libby Elise Pryor, 49, of Joplin, passed away on Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at her home. Libby was born May 2, 1962, in Colorado Springs, Colo., and grew up in Nevada, Mo., where she graduated from high school. She also received an associate's degree in business from Vatterott College in Joplin. ...
Joyce Joann Burris (01/04/12)
Joyce Joann Burris, 75, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at her residence in Nevada. She was born May 4, 1936, in Pekin, Ill., to Robert Sutton and Kathleen Mary Patruska Sutton. Ms. Burris was born in Illinois and grew up in Phoenix, Ariz. ...
Brenda Laura McConnaughey (01/04/12)
Brenda Laura McConnaughey, 58, Nevada, passed away Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., following a brief illness. She was born Nov. 21, 1953, in Nevada, to Eldon Elston Garton and Rosalee Smith Garton. She was married March 4, 1977, in Miami, Okla., to James McConnaughey and he survives of the home...