Obituaries from February 2012
Brandon Lee Dennis
Brandon Lee Dennis, 45, of Liberty, Mo., formerly of Nevada, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, in Liberty, following a sudden illness. Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 29, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Family visitation will be Tuesday from 7-8 p.m., at Ferry Funeral Home. Family information will be announced later...
Vinona "Nonie" Gifford
Vinona "Nonie" Gifford, 81, of El Dorado Springs, Mo., formerly of Moundville, Mo., died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at El Dorado Springs Residential Care.
Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
Larry Eugene "Bud" Jackson
Larry Eugene "Bud" Jackson, 62, of Trading Post, Kan., died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. He was born Nov. 23, 1949, in Pleasanton, Kan., the son of Glen and Lillie Wurtz Jackson. Larry was a member of the First Christian Church, Pleasanton. He had been employed in construction with KCP&L. He worked most recently at the flea market in Pleasanton and enjoyed his work there. He loved golf and watching sports...
Darlene A. Bass
Darlene A. Bass, 79, of Nevada, and formerly of Parsons, Kan., passed away on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada. She was born on Sept. 30, 1932, in Galena, Kan., to Earl Stanley Holford and Edna Mildred Walters Holford. She married Perl M. Bass in Huntsville, Ark., on June 4, 1951, and he preceeded her in death on Jan. 22, 1997...
Phillip E. Zimmerman
Phil Zimmerman passed from this life on Feb. 21, 2012, to go, as he put it, to "the great golf course in the sky." He was 90 years old. Born in Shreveport, La., on Oct. 15, 1921, he spent his childhood in Nevada, Mo. He graduated from Nevada High School in 1939...
Dorothy Deane Wimmer
Dorothy Deane Wimmer, 91, resident of rural Fulton, Kan., died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at Fort Scott Manor, Fort Scott, Kan. She was born in rural Fulton, Kan., on Dece. 30, 1920, the daughter of Rolf Hurley Dawson and Nellie Edith Ray Dawson. She married Joseph Levi Wimmer on April 7, 1939, in Fort Scott, Kan. He preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 1994. She spent her life helping with the family farm...
Delta Regina Barker
Delta Regina Barker, 77, of Joplin, Mo., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at her home. Born Feb. 28, 1934, in Deerfield, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Alfa Ray Carpenter and Jennie Trapp Carpenter. She was a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone. She was a member of Forest Park Baptist Church and the Joyful Workers Sunday school class...
Dorothy Lee Tyer
Dorothy Lee Tyer, 91, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. She was born in Nevada on April 24, 1920, to Roy E. Taylor and Bertha Maude Wilson Taylor. She married James Sterling Tyer on Oct. 7, 1944, and he preceeded her in death in 1971. Two sons were born of this union, Roger Sterling Tyer and Steven Taylor Tyer...
Betty Jean Nelson
Betty Jean Nelson, 77, died Feb. 21, 2012. She was born April 11, 1934, on the family farm near Foster, Mo., to Walter and Wanda Zwahlen. Betty attended Rich Hill High School and graduated in 1948. In 1954, she married Lester guy Nelson and to this union three children were born, Terrea Reanee, Lester Guy and Malcolm Trent...
Lucille M. Johnston
Lucille M. Johnston, 92, of Liberal, Mo., died on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, Mo. Mrs. Johnston was born Feb. 19, 1920, at Oskaloosa, Mo., the daughter of John T. and Velta M. Apperson Wirt. Lucille was a homemaker who also had worked at the Sunset Manor in Frontenac and Western Insurance in Fort Scott, Kan. ...
Violet Daisy Adams
Violet Daisy Adams, 78, Nevada, Mo., died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at her residence. She was born Sept. 9, 1933, in Doniphan, Mo., to Richard McQuay and Delia Vance McQuay. She was married Aug. 6, 1969, in Miami, Okla., to Kenneth L. Adams and he survives of the home...
The Rev. Eldon C. Daniel
The Rev. Eldon C. Daniel died Jan. 20, 2012, from complications caused by Alzheimer's Disease at North Hills Hospital, in North Richland Hills, Texas. He was 89. The Rev. Daniel was born in Brockton, Mass., to the late Milton Daniel and Carrie (Fish) Daniel. He remained a New England man in spirit his entire life. The Rev. Daniel was the last living sibling of 14 brothers and sisters...
Mary Julia Price
Mary Julia Price, 71, Sheldon, Mo., died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, in Bronaugh, Mo., following a lengthy illness. She was born May 13, 1940, in Stotesbury, Mo., to Edward James Ware and Effie Irene Hankins Ware. Ms. Price was born and reared in this area and spent most all of her life here, and graduated from El Dorado Springs High School. She worked in a variety of jobs including shoe manufacturing and for Nellie Don Textiles. She also worked for 10 years for the Sears Co...
Bettie Jean Dawson
Bettie Jean Dawson, 82, Richards, Mo., died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., following a brief illness. She was born April 13, 1929, in Vernon County, Mo., to Albert H. Streich and Martha Meier Streich. She was married Nov. 29, 1947, for 64 years to Roy L. Dawson and he survives of the home...
Leroy Earll of Pierce City, Mo., died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, in his home with family at his bedside. He was born July 13, 1944, in Nevada, Mo., to William Earnest and Viola Gene (Perry) Earll. Leroy lived in Missouri most of his life. He moved to Texas in 1993, only to return to Missouri in 1995, where his family settled in the Monett-Pierce City area. ...
Mary Julia Price
Mary Julia Price, 77, Sheldon, Mo., died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, in Bronaugh, Mo., following a lengthy illness. She was born May 13, 1940, in Stotesbury, Mo., to Edward James Ware and Effie Irene Hankins Ware. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada...
Zelma Kathryn Barker
Zelma Kathryn Barker was born Oct. 22, 1926, in Humansville, Mo., the daughter of Harry and Lilly (Simmons) Gunder. She died on Feb. 19, 2012, at Medicalodge of Butler, Mo., at the age of 85. A celebration of life service for Zelma will be held Thursday, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m., at the Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill, with burial in the Greenlawn Cemetery...
Forrest C. Clark
Forrest C. Clark, 100, of Rich Hill, Mo., died on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at the Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, Mo. He was the second of eight children born to Audley and Cora Cartmill Clark, born on Aug. 15, 1911, in Rock Creek Township, Kan., on the way to their homestead in Elk City, Okla. ...
Sue Bailey, 85, Nevada, passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at the Barone Alzheimer's Care Center in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born Aug. 21, 1926, in Cotter, Ark., to Jonathan Calloway Beavers and Bertha Lena Bullen Beavers. She was married Feb. 6, 1946, in Harrison, Ark., to John Bailey and he preceded her in death Nov. 30, 1999...
Ramona Jo Ramsey
Ramona Jo Ramsey, 76, Nevada, passed from this life Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at her home. She was born July 31, 1935, in Tulare, Calif., to Howard W. and B. Corene Earnest Reaves. Ramona married Elmer Brundridge January 1951, and they had two children, Michael A. and Sheila K. Brundridge. She later married Hillard Griggs in August 1959, and they had one son, Terry Lee Griggs...
Norma Jean Sloniker
Norma Jean Sloniker, 75, Nevada, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at her home, following a lengthy illness. She was born on Friday, Oct. 16, 1936, to James R. Edmonds and Veda Mary Underwood Edmonds. Norma Jean married Edward Call in February 1954, and they had three sons, James E. Call, Randall G. Call and Kenneth E. Call. She later married James W. (Pete) Alexander in June 1971, and he died in 1998. She then married Joe Sloniker Feb. 16, 2002, and he survives of the home...
Gilbert Douglass ("Doug") Sweetser
Gilbert Douglass ("Doug") Sweetser, of Frontenac, Kan., died unexpectedly on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. He was 72. Doug was born at home in rural Walnut Township, Crawford County, Kan., on Aug. 2, 1939, to Glenn and Mildred (Huber) Sweetser. He attended primary schools in Walnut and Hepler and graduated from Girard High School in 1957. ...
Sue Bailey, 85, Nevada, passed away Friday, Feb. 17, at the Barone Alzheimer's Care Center in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born Aug. 21, 1926, in Cotter, Ark., to Jonathan Calloway Beavers and Bertha Lena Bullen Beavers. She was married Feb. 6, 1946, in Harrison, Ark., to John Bailey and he preceded her in death Nov. 30, 1999...
Floyd Wilford Rich
Floyd Wilford Rich, 76, Nevada, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada. He was born June 24, 1935, in Nevada, to Floyd Jasper Rich and Mabel Elizabeth Kauffman Rich. He was married Nov. 27, 1955, in Nevada, to Sue Scott and she survives of the home...
Opal Regina Badgley
Opal Regina Badgley, 95, Nevada, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada. She was born March 20, 1916, in Vichy, Mo., to Charles Edward Hart and Lulu Fannon Hart. She was married in 1937 to George C. Slone and he preceded her in death in 1948. She later married Fred D. Badgley in 1953 and he preceded her in death in 1973...
Charles Virgil Guinn
Charles Virgil Guinn, 74, Horton, Mo., died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., following a brief illness. He was born April 16, 1937, in Summersville, Mo., to Virgil Ray Guinn and May V. Brumfield Guinn. He was married Oct. 18, 1959, in Mount Vernon, Mo., to Genevieve Crain, and she survives of the home...
Cecil Edward Waite
Cecil Edward Waite, 87, passed away Feb. 13, 2012. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, at Muehlebach Funeral Home, 6800 Troost Ave., Kansas City, Mo. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 11 a.m. Graveside services and interment will be at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, at Newton Burial Park, Nevada, Mo. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts Heart of America Council, 10210 Holmes Rd., Kansas City, MO 64131...
Edward Nathan Vaughn
Edward Nathan Vaughn passed away at the age of 84, on Feb. 10, 2012, at Christian Health. He was born on May 5, 1928, in Humansville, Mo. His parents were John and Nellie Vaughn. He married Wanda Clearwater on Nov. 4, 1945, in Ottawa, Kan. He farmed until he retired in 1987. He served as volunteer minister of Jehovah's Witnesses from 1957 until his death...
Johnnie David Bass
Johnnie David Bass, 83, of Nevada, Mo., passed away Feb. 12, 2012, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. He was born June 18, 1928, in Crowburg, Kan., to Elmer Everett Bass and Ada Belle (James) Bass. On Feb. 14, 1953, he married Betty Brown in Benton County, Ark. To this union six children were born. After Betty's death, Johnnie married Juanita McCain on Jan. 17, 2009...
Bernice Odessa Hall
Bernice Odessa Hall, 78, Nevada, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at the Barone Alzheimer's Care Center in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born March 12, 1933, in Mount Vernon, Mo., to George Alonzo Powers and Harriet Odessa Butler Powers. She was married to Don Lusk who preceded her in death in 1976, and later married Claude Hall and he also preceded her in death...
Dwain Allen Belcher
Dwain Allen Belcher, 61, Nevada, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada. He was born July 8, 1950, in Nevada, to Ralph Edmund Belcher and Frances Louise Yurk Belcher. Dwain was raised in Nevada and graduated from high school in Fort Scott, Kan., in 1969. ...
Betty Ann Hickam
Betty Ann Hickam, 69, Lamar, Mo., formerly of Nevada, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at Barton County Memorial Hospital in Lamar, following an illness of several weeks. She was born March 22, 1942, in Pattonsburg, Mo., to George Phillips and Dorothy Raw Phillips. She was married Nov. 17, 1967, in Miami, Okla., to George "Andy" Hickam and he preceded her in death June 27, 2008...
Willard Eugene "Red" Mitts
Willard Eugene "Red" Mitts, 83, of Fort Scott, Kan., formerly of Linn County, Kan., died Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at Mercy Health Center, Fort Scott. He was born Oct. 2, 1928, at Amoret, Mo., the son of Robert and Eva Jewell Shaw Mitts. Willard "Red" spent most of his life in the Linn County area, graduating from Pleasanton High School. He married Wanda Grosshart who preceded him in death in 1962. He later married Mary McGoey on July 14, 1963, and between them they raised six children...
Billy Dale Ferguson Jr.
Billy Dale Ferguson Jr. was born on Oct. 27, 1976, in Kansas City, Mo. He was born to Bill and Sharon (Moyer) Ferguson. Billy "Boy" died on Feb. 3, 2012, in Rich Hill, Mo.
Cremation services were conducted by Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill, Mo.
William Vance McMillan
William Vance McMillan, 31, lifelong resident of Valley Mills, Texas, passed away on Feb. 4, 2012. Vance was born Oct. 27, 1980, in Clifton, Texas, to Steve and Sharon (Garrett) McMillan. He attended Valley Mills High School. He was employed by the Texas Criminal Justice Department in Gatesville...
Marceline "Marcy" Johnson
Marceline "Marcy" Johnson, 83, Lamar, Mo., died on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Mo. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m., at Konantz-Warden Funeral Chapel, Lamar, Mo. Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 9, from 6-8 p.m., at Konantz-Warden Funeral Chapel...
Cynthia A. "Cindy" Worsley
Cynthia A. "Cindy" Worsley, 59, Bronaugh, Mo., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., as the result of an aneurysm. She was born June 6, 1952, in Jefferson City, Mo., to Paul O. Hirschman and Anna Mae Grieshaber Hirschman. She married Dennis Worsley on Nov. 27, 1971, in Nevada, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 16, 2012...
Clifford Earl Schnedler
Clifford Earl Schnedler, 46, El Dorado Springs, Mo., passed away on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at Cedar County Memorial Hospital in El Dorado Springs. He was born in Nevada on Nov. 3, 1965, to Robert Lee Schnedler and Ruby Kay Scott Schnedler. Clifford Schnedler grew up in Nevada and attended school in Nevada. ...
Monte Pollock, 48, of Fort Scott, died early Thursday, Feb. 3, 2012, at the Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Overland Park, Kan.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
Robert Douglas "Doug" Ingram
Robert Douglas "Doug" Ingram, 51, a resident of rural Bronson, Kan., died Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at his home.
Funeral services for Doug Ingram will be announced by the Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel.
Mary Esther Ham
Mary Esther Ham, 94, resident of Nashville, Tenn., died Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, in Nashville.
Local services will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
Barney W. Kohlenberger
Barney W. Kohlenberger, 80, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at Fort Scott Manor. He was born Oct. 21, 1931, in Dupo, Ill., the son of Henry and Grace Kohlenberger. He worked for the Steel Union Workers of St. Louis, Mo. His wife, Alma Frances Kohlenberger, preceded him in death in 1991. In his earlier years he greatly enjoyed gardening and spending time outdoors...
Jack Orville McElwain
Jack Orville McElwain, 82, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. He was born June 26, 1929, in Garland, Kan., to Miles Orville McElwain and Alta (Banghart) McElwain. He married Pat Crawford on May 3, 1953, and she survives of the home...
Iris Fern Swan
Iris Fern Swan, 86, Nevada, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at her residence, following a lengthy illness. She was born Jan. 1, 1926, in Nevada, to Douglas Clyde Williams and Glady Almetta Peterson Williams. She was married in 1945 to Leo "Pete" Hord and he preceded her in death in 1971. She then married Neale Swan on June 29, 1973, in Nevada, and he survives of the home...
Opal Evon Wiseman
Opal Evon Wiseman died peacefully surrounded by her family on Feb. 1, 2012, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. Evon was born April 16, 1912, to Jay and Nerva McClure Hickman. She lived most of her life in Lamar and attended her entire school years there. She married Clyde T. Wiseman on July 3, 1932. They had one son, J.C. Wiseman of Nevada, Mo...
Mary Elizabeth Pettibon
Mary Elizabeth Pettibon, 90, Nevada, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, following a brief illness. She was born April 28, 1921, in Peculiar, Mo., to Alva Manley and Etta Mae Pyle Manley. She married Glendyn "Bog" Pettibon on Oct. 16, 1937, in Nevada, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 9, 1982...