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Obituaries from April 2012

Navada Brown (04/28/12)
Navada Brown, 65, of Schell City, Mo., died Friday, April 27, 2012, at her son's home in Rockville, Mo. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 1, at the Schell City Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, April 30, at the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City, Mo...
Ronald Clyde "Ron" Staton (04/28/12)
Ronald Clyde "Ron" Staton, 64, of Pleasanton, Kan., died Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Olathe Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m., Monday, April 30, at the Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Visitation will be from 5-6 p.m., prior to service time. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Ron Staton Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home...
Nellie L. West (04/28/12)
Nellie L. West, 92, former resident of Fort Scott, more recently of Kansas City, Mo., died Friday, April 27, 2012, at St. Luke's Medical Center on the Plaza in Kansas City. She was born Feb. 5, 1920, on the family farm near Kincaid, Kan., the youngest of 13 children born to George Russell Wiggans and Samantha Delph Wiggans. She married Elmer F. West on Nov. 4, 1955. He preceded her in death on June 29, 2007...
W.P. Adams (04/28/12)
W.P. Adams, 80, Nevada, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2012, at Medicalodge of Nevada. He was born on Feb. 28, 1932, in Rockville, Mo., to B.C. Adams and Iva Beatrice Richardson Adams. W.P. was raised in the Rockville and Pappinville areas where he attended Prairie City School. W.P. served in the U.S. Army in Korea. He drove a truck for more than 20 years. He had lived in Nevada the past 10 years...
Ruby Helen Spillman (04/28/12)
Ruby Helen Spillman, 96, formerly of Nevada, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at her home in Kansas City, Mo. She died of natural causes. Ruby was born on Jan. 1, 1916, in Nevada, to Henry Warren and Helen (Litson) Pryor. On Sept. 8, 1935, she married Edwin Wayne Spillman and resided in Nevada until moving to Lee's Summit, Mo., in 1960. They built their retirement home on Table Rock Lake in 1974 and moved to Laguna Woods, Calif., in 1983...
Charles M. Hickman (04/27/12)
Charles M. Hickman, 86, of Schell City, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at his home in Schell City. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 30, at the Schell City Baptist Church with the Rev. Doug Reynolds officiating. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, April 29, at the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home in Schell City. ...
Georgia D. Moburg (04/27/12)
Georgia D. Moburg, 61, Clinton, Mo., formerly of Nevada, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at Westwood Golden Living Center in Clinton, Mo. She was born July 10, 1950, in Clinton, Mo., to Calder D. Duke and Julia Mae Woods Duke. She was married Sept. 11, 1970, in Mesa, Ariz., to Mitchell "Mickey" Moburg and he preceded her in death March 18, 2007...
Kevin Richard Clem (04/27/12)
Kevin Richard Clem, 55, of Nevada, Mo., passed away at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Mo., on April 12, 2012. Kevin was cremated and a memorial service for friends and family will be scheduled at a later date. Cards and commemorative gifts may be sent to the family at their home...
Shirley J. Sprague (04/26/12)
Shirley J. Sprague, 79, of rural Arma, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at Via Christi Hospital at Pittsburg, Kan. Mrs. Sprague was born Nov. 27, 1932, at Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Ivan and Goldie Swafford Bowen. Shirley was a homemaker who was reared and lived in Kansas City, Mo., most of her life. She married Hubert "Bert" Sprague. Mr. Sprague preceded her in death Nov. 2, 2006...
Karolyn A. Perkins (04/25/12)
Karolyn A. Perkins passed away on Nov. 22, 2011, in San Pedro, Calif. She was the only child of Kenneth and Nadine Perry Perkins of Nevada, Mo. Karolyn was a 1964 graduate of Nevada High School. She later attended El Camino College. She became a gemologist and worked for many years at the San Pedro Jewelry Mart. In 1993, she joined the Pacific Maritime Association where she became a stevedore. She worked at Los Angeles Harbor and loved the people, sights, sounds and life of the harbor...
Ruby Lee Schenker (04/24/12)
Ruby Lee Schenker, 82, daughter of George E. and Sophia J. (Fischer) Harkrader, was born June 6, 1929, near Butler, Mo. She passed away at Heartland of Willow Lane Nursing Home in Butler, Mo., surrounded by her family on April 21, 2012. Survivors are husband, Norvin Schenker of Prairie City, Mo.; children, Patricia Tippie (Dwayne) of Rockville, Mo., Juanita Cragin (Mike) of Nevada, Glenda Smith (Steven) of St. ...
Virginia Louise Finley (04/21/12)
Virginia Louise Finley, 89, of Hume, Mo., died Friday, April 20, 2012 at Willow Lane Nursing Home, Butler, Mo. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday at the Hume Christian Church, Hume. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory, Hume Chapel. Memorial contributions are suggested to the City Park Bench Fund (Hume) c/o the funeral home...
Gertrude Mavis Roof (04/21/12)
Gertrude Mavis Roof, 105, Nevada, passed away Wednesday afternoon April 18, 2012, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. She was born Nov. 17, 1906, in Regan, Okla., to William H. DeHart and Rosa Ann Cobb DeHart. She married James Elmer Perrin in 1940 and he preceded her in death in 1962. She later married Fred Roof in 1970 and he preceded her in death in 1976...
Scherrie Ann Galimberto (04/20/12)
Scherrie Ann Galimberto, 73, of Pittsburg, Kan., died Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Mo. She was born Dec. 11, 1938, in Little Rock, Ark., the daughter of Ray and Hazel (Kasiah) Adamson. On Aug. 4, 1970, she was united in marriage to Steve Galimberto Jr. in Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death on March 26, 2006...
Bertha Woods (04/20/12)
Bertha Woods passed away on April 18, 2012, in Colonial Springs Nursing Home in Buffalo, Mo. Bertha was born on Nov. 9, 1919, to Lee and Ollie Stricklin in Boss, Mo. Bertha was preceded in death by her parents and two older sisters, Ina Volner and Eula Smith. ...
Tammy L. Fry (04/19/12)
Tammy L. Fry, 40, of Joplin, Mo., passed away on Friday, April 13, 2012, at Freeman Hospital, following an illness. Tammy was born on Aug. 9, 1971, in Sidney, Neb. She married Timothy Michael Fry and he preceded her in death on Sept. 18, 2004. She is survived by two daughters, Autumn Fry and Alysha Dawn Fry, both of Joplin; one granddaughter, Mackenzie Dawn Rubago; her parents, Stan and Barbara Watkins, Moundville, Mo.; three brothers, Micheal R. ...
Katherine Penrod (04/18/12)
Katherine Penrod, 73, Nevada, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2012, at her home, following an illness of a few weeks. She was born Feb. 2, 1939, in Stover, Mo., to George Simon McClure and Berniece Marie Hinken McClure. She was married to Charles Kenneth Penrod and he preceded her in death in November 1990...
Mildred I. Brinkman (04/17/12)
Mildred I. Brinkman, 81, Nevada, passed away at her residence on Saturday, April 14, 2012, following a brief illness. She was born on June 29, 1930, in Wichita, Kan., to Clarence Bonnett and Anna Getty Bonnett. Mildred grew up on a farm near Bronaugh, Mo., and graduated from Bronaugh High School in 1948. She lived and worked in Kansas City, Mo., for more than 50 years and came back to Nevada in 1998. Mildred worked at a call center in Kansas City for 13 years...
Gwendolyn Marie Dreyer (04/17/12)
Gwendolyn Marie Dreyer, 70, Nevada, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, following a sudden illness. She was born Jan. 9, 1942, the daughter of Gordon Foster and Frances Ballentine Foster. Gwen was born and raised in this area and spent most all of her life here. ...
Marion "Dutch" Harden (04/14/12)
Marion "Dutch" Harden, 82, of Eldon, Mo., passed away Friday, April 13, 2012, at Eldon Nursing and Rehab in Eldon, Mo. On Dec. 20, 1929, he was born in Nevada, Mo., the son of the late John Raymond and Willa Rose (Edison) Harden. On Jan. 4, 1952, he was united in marriage to Mary Lue (Ashley) Harden who preceded him in death on Sept. 22, 1997...
Violet Louise Smith (04/14/12)
Violet Louise Smith, 86, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2012, at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center in Nevada, following a brief illness. She was born May 3, 1925, in Trenton, Mo., to Hollie Renfro and Mary Gott Renfro. She was married May 6, 1944, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Cecil Leroy Smith and he preceded her in death May 17, 2000...
Louise Louderback (04/14/12)
Louise Louderback, 97, formerly of Fort Scott, Kan., died Wednesday, April 11, 2012, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in San Antonio, Texas, on May 25, 1914, the daughter of Lewis G. and Audrey J. Beard Martin. She married Glen Louderback on June 23, 1971, in San Antonio, Texas. He preceded her in death on July 1, 1985. She moved back to San Antonio, Texas, after Glen's death...
Edward Starr (04/14/12)
Edward Starr, 89, of Independence, Mo., passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Ed was born Dec. 19, 1922, in Bates County, Mo., to George and Goldie (Siefers) Starr. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Starr was employed for 34 years by the Missouri Pacific Railroad/Union Pacific railroads before retiring 27 years ago as foreman of the shops at Neff Railway Yard...
Thelma Arlean Watson (04/14/12)
Thelma Arlean Watson, 94, Grand Junction, Colo., formerly of Sheldon, Mo., passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2012, at LaVilla Grande Care Center, Grand Junction, Colo. She was born Nov. 24, 1917, in Durango, Colo., to Herbert E. Warner and Rose Ann Palmer Warner. She married J.K. "Pete" Watson and he preceded her in death in 1995...
George Edward Harkrader (04/14/12)
George Edward Harkrader, 87, of Pappinsville, Mo., died Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at Willow Lane Nursing Home. He was born Jan. 27, 1925, to George and Sophia Harkrader in Pleasant Gap, Mo. Edward is survived by his wife, Lorna Mae Harkrader of Rockville, Mo.; two sons, Dean Edward Harkrader and wife, Shelli, of Nevada, and Jerry Alan Harkrader and wife, Bobbie, of Butler, Mo.; five daughters, Wilma Griffith and husband, Philip, of St. ...
George Edward Harkrader (04/13/12)
George Edward Harkrader, 87, of Pappinsville, Mo., died Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at Willow Lane Nursing Home. He was born Jan. 27, 1925, to George and Sophia Harkrader in Pleasant Gap, Mo. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 14, at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Mo., with the Rev. ...
Violet Louise Smith (04/13/12)
Violet Louise Smith, 86, Nevada, died on Thursday, April 12, 2012, at Barone Alzheimer's Care 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...
George Wallace Shaw (04/13/12)
George Wallace Shaw passed away at the age of 98 on April 3, 2012, at Life Quality Home. He was born to Marion and Clara Shaw on March 2, 1914, in Bronaugh, Mo. In Colorado, he worked as a Ma"tre D at the Antlers Hotel, and later became a special deputy for Freda Maytag. ...
Elmer Noel Miller (04/12/12)
Elmer Noel Miller, 79, of Rich Hill, Mo., died at his farm with his family at his bedside on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, after a short illness. Elmer was born June 8, 1932, at his home in Panama, Mo. He was the youngest of five children born to George Samuel and Naomi Alpha (Floyd) Miller...
Pamela J. (Thomas) Roby (04/11/12)
Pamela J. (Thomas) Roby, 52, of Nevada, formerly of El Dorado Springs, Mo., died on April 9, 2012, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 14, at 2 p.m., at the Sheldon Funeral Home in El Dorado Springs. Burial will be in the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m., Friday, at the Sheldon Funeral Home in El Dorado Springs...
Antonius William (Bill) Hissink (04/11/12)
Antonius William (Bill) Hissink, 95, of Ottumwa, Iowa, died on April 9, 2012.
Frances K. Smith (04/11/12)
Frances K. Smith, 62, of Rich Hill, Mo., died on April 8, 2012, at her home. Celebration of life memorial service will be held today, at 7 p.m., at the Heuser Funeral Home in Rich Hill with burial in the Greenlawn Cemetery. The family suggest memorial contributions to the Frances K. Smith memorial fund in care of the Heuser Funeral Home...
Jean R. Roseman (04/11/12)
Jean R. Roseman, 70, of El Dorado Springs, Mo., died on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at her home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 14, at 11 a.m., at the First Baptist Church of El Dorado Springs. Burial will be in the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery, under the direction of the Sheldon Funeral Home. Family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m., Friday, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs...
Gregory Dean Butterfield (04/10/12)
Gregory Dean Butterfield, 52, Nevada, died Friday, April 6, 2012, at his residence in Nevada. He was born Aug. 28, 1959, in St. Louis, Mo., to Robert Dean Butterfield and Frances Helen Luetkemeyer Butterfield. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 12, at the American Legion Hall, Nevada...
Floyd Carl Curnutt (04/10/12)
Floyd Carl Curnutt, 82, died Sunday, April 8, 2012, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo., as a result of an automobile accident. He was born April 3, 1930, in Wilburton, Okla., to David Washington Curnutt and Jewell Lavern Cook Current. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Local arrangements are under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada...
Linda Louise Edmiston (04/10/12)
Linda Louise Edmiston, 73, of Nevada, passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 5, 2012, at her home. Linda was born on Sept. 28, 1938, in Nevada to Wayne and Ruby Pryor Spillman. On June 10, 1962, she was married to Jack Vernon Edmiston and resided in Nevada for her lifetime...
James Steven Hilt (04/10/12)
James Steven Hilt, 57, Nevada, died Friday, April 6, 2012, at his residence in Nevada. He was born March 15, 1955, in Nevada, to Jasper A. Hilt and Ferne R. Rosson Hilt. James was a lifelong resident of Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School in 1973. ...
Helen Maurine Chapman (04/10/12)
Helen Maurine Chapman, Walker, Mo., passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 8, 2012, at her home in Walker, at the age of 90. She was born on June 19, 1921, in Plainview, Neb., the daughter of Martin Andersen and Mabel Nelson Andersen. She was baptized in the Danish Lutheran Church in Nebraska...
Peter "Pete" Cyril Stonebraker (04/07/12)
Peter "Pete" Cyril Stonebraker, 55, Dallas, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, April 3, in his home due to a severe illness. He was born on Nov. 4, 1956, in St. Charles, Mo., to Edward and Betty (Sherman) Stonebraker. Peter graduated from Nevada High School in 1975. He worked for the railroad for a short time, then started his own painting, contracting business in Dallas, which he maintained the remainder of his life...
Katherine L. Ruhl (04/07/12)
Katherine L. Ruhl, 81, longtime manager of Cavalry Crossing Apartments, died Thursday, April 5, 2012, at her home at Cavalry Crossing. She was born Sept. 13, 1930, in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Earl D. Sumpter and Florence Marie Ward Sumpter...
Linda Edmiston (04/06/12)
Linda Edmiston, 73, of Nevada, died suddenly Thursday, April 5, 2012. Funeral services and family information will be provided by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
Dortha M. "Pope" Ramsey (04/06/12)
Dortha M. "Pope" Ramsey, 92, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at Christian Health Care, Nevada. She was born on March 8, 1920, in Dederick, Mo., to Schyler L. Pope and Susie Jane Conway Pope. She married Roy Lee Ramsey on Feb. 25, 1939, and he preceded her in death in 1965...
Ruby Olive Murray (04/06/12)
Ruby Olive Murray, 90, Nevada, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Christian Health Care, Nevada, following a brief illness. She was born Sept. 11, 1921, in Coolidge, Kan., to Albert Herren and Mary Kirby Herren. She married John Wesley Murray on Dec. 23, 1937, in Stillwell, Okla., and he preceded her in death on Nov. 25, 1974...
Ruby Olive Murray (04/05/12)
Ruby Olive Murray, 90, Nevada, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Christian Health Care, Nevada, following a brief illness. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 7, at Newton Burial Park, Nevada. The family will receive friends from 10-10:45 a.m., at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, prior to the graveside service...
Homer Paul Lyons (04/04/12)
Homer Paul Lyons, 91, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Saturday, March 24, 2012, at Mercy Hospital. He and his twin brother, Howard, were born Feb. 28, 1921, to Paul Irvin Lyons and Roxie Mary Cary Lyons on the family farm north of Metz, Mo., the site which is now the McGennis Youth Center. He was educated in the rural public schools and graduated from Metz High School. He married Clara Margaret Easton on July 25, 1943, in Wichita, Kan. She preceded him in death on Nov. 9, 2010...
James "Bob" Newby (04/03/12)
James "Bob" Newby, 78, Nevada, died Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Medicalodge of Nevada, following a brief illness. He was born Aug. 20, 1933, in Kansas City, Mo., to Clarence Rogers Newby and Hazel May Miller Newby. Bob was married Aug. 3, 1953, in Kansas City, Mo., to Gladys R. Harden and she survives of the home...