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Obituaries from May 2012

William Louis Smith (05/30/12)
William Louis Smith, 56, of Montreal, Mo., formerly of Schell City, Mo., died on Thursday, May 24, 2012, at his home. Memorial services are scheduled for 3 p.m., today, May 30, at the Linn Creek Baptist Church in Linn Creek, Mo. Interment will be at a later date in the Green Lawn Cemetery in Schell City, Mo...
Ruby Waunita Heathman (05/30/12)
Ruby Waunita Healthman, 50, Nevada, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Mo. She was born Sept. 21, 1961, in Nevada, to Bert Allen Heathman and Ida Pauline Hogan Heathman. Ruby was a graduate of Fort Scott, Kan., High School in 1979. ...
Ruth Ragan (05/30/12)
Ruth Ragan, 87, of Nevada, Mo., died Sunday, May 27, 2012, at Moore Few Care Center in Nevada. Ruth is survived by two nephews, Jo McIntire and wife, Janet, of Nevada, and Jerry McIntire and wife, Debbie, of Rich Hill, Mo.; three nieces, Janie Morrow and husband, Lonnie, of Butler, Mo., Terry McIntire of Belton, Mo., and Kay Collier and husband, Steven, of Foster, Mo...
Cathy Lynn Davis (05/30/12)
Cathy Lynn Davis, 54, Nevada, passed away Friday, May 25, 2012, at her residence following a lengthy illness. She was born Jan. 26, 1958, in Portland, Ore., to Elmer Leroy Morris and Peggy Carl Morris. She was married March 17, 1981, in Quincy, Mo., to James A. Davis and he survives of the home...
John Darwin Knuteson (05/30/12)
John Darwin Knuteson, 88, of Nevada, died May 24, 2012, at the Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. John was born in 1924 to Olaf H. and Jennie (Thompson) Knuteson in Bismarck, N.D. He graduated from Fargo Central High School in Fargo, N.D., and attended one quarter at North Dakota State University (formerly known as the North Dakota Agricultural School) before being inducted into the U.S. Army...
Edward T. Stonebraker (05/30/12)
Edward T. Stonebraker, of El Dorado Springs, passed away on May 26, 2012, at the age of 89. Ed was born on Feb. 13, 1923, to Morris E. and Mame Robbins Stonebraker in Overland, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis. He was the youngest of nine children, and the only one born outside of St. Charles...
Johnny Lee Fishback (05/26/12)
Johnny Lee Fishback, 58, is remembered as a cherished father, husband, grandfather, brother, uncle and dear friend. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Katie Mae Fishback; and his sister, Gwen Vogt. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Teresa (Dean); three children, Stacey and Shaun Fishback of Topeka and Gloria Carrell of El Dorado; six grandchildren; and 12 siblings...
Maybelle Rabon (05/26/12)
Maybelle Rabon (Warner), 91, Palos Heights, Ill., passed away May 23, 2012. She was born May 5, 1921, in Stockton, Mo., to Ford Warner and Lottie (Jones) Warner. She was the beloved wife of the late Estel Rabon, who died in 1976, and the late William Boyd, who died in 1945...
Martha Maxine Bunton (05/26/12)
Martha Maxine Bunton, 97, Nevada, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center, Nevada. She was born Oct. 27, 1914, in Ethel, Mo., to Drew Montgomery Lindley and Della Souther Lindley. She married Richard Lee Bunton on July 27, 1941, in Bucklin, Mo., and he preceded her in death in 1999...
Larry T. Dahmer (05/26/12)
Larry T. Dahmer, 77, of Lee's Summit, Mo., passed away May 11, 2012. He was born in Milo, Mo., on June 3, 1934, to Tommy and Mildred Dahmer. Larry was raised on the family farm and graduated from Nevada High School in 1952. He married "Katie" Riggs on Sept. 1, 1956, and was drafted and served in the Army at Fort Benning, Ga., for two years...
Jack Curtis Yeazle (05/26/12)
Jack Curtis Yeazle, 60, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. He was born Feb. 13, 1952, in Nevada, to James Edgar Yeazle and Gloria June Snelson Yeazle. Jack had lived in Nevada for the past 30 years Survivors include his mother, Gloria Yaezle, Stockton, Mo.; one sister, Patricia Fuchs, Glen Carbon, Ill.; one nephew and one niece...
Sister Terence Fitzgerald (05/26/12)
Sister Terence Fitzgerald, a Sister of Mercy, died Friday, May 25, 2012, at McAuley Convent. She was born Feb. 15, 1917, in Kingman, Kan. Sister Terence entered the Sisters of Mercy community at Webster Groves, Mo., on Feb. 1, 1944, and made her first vows on Aug. 16, 1946...
John D. Knuteson (05/25/12)
John D. Knuteson, 88, Nevada, died on Thursday, May 24, 2012, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home. View obituary and send condolences online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Edward Dayton Matthews (05/25/12)
Edward Dayton Matthews, 77, the son of Clarence and Eula (Brown) Matthews was born Oct. 13, 1934, in Nevada, Mo., and passed from this life on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Northwood Hills Care Center in Humansville, Mo. After graduating from high school in Nevada, Eddie moved and lived for a time in Humansville, Mo., where he worked at a gas station. ...
Roger R. Stone (05/25/12)
Roger R. Stone, 80, Nevada, formerly of Milo, Mo., passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2012, at Medicalodge in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. He was born March 18, 1932, in McCook, Neb., to Harry V. Stone and Myrtle Bales Stone. Roger was raised in McCook, Neb. Following high school, he served in the U.S. Army and was in Korea from 1952-1954 where he received two Bronze Stars. He then settled in the Milo area where he lived and farmed most of his life...
Vernie Samuel Cox Jr. (05/25/12)
Vernie Samuel Cox Jr., 67, went to be home with the Lord on Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott, Kan. He was born Feb. 24, 1945, in St. Joseph, Mo., to Vernie Samuel and Vica Mae Lingle Cox. Vernie went to a country school at Black Jack, Mo., for five years and finished at El Dorado Springs High School. He obtained a G.E.D. and two years of college at Lamar, Colo. There he met Debbie Guthrie and into that union two sons were born, Vernie Samuel Cox III and James Franklin Cox...
Carol W. (Fisher) Secrist (05/25/12)
Carol W. (Fisher) Secrist, 88, passed away Thursday morning, May 17, 2012, at Lakeside Meadows Residential Care facility, Osage Beach, Mo., after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Carol was born in Muscatine, Iowa, June 9, 1923, the daughter of Clarence Elliott and Fletia Margaret (Phillips) Fisher...
Vernie S. Cox Jr. (05/23/12)
Vernie S. Cox Jr., 67, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott, 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...
Robert "Bob" E. Leer (05/23/12)
Robert "Bob" E. Leer, 70, Nevada, died on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. 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...
Anna Lee Ogle (05/23/12)
Anna Lee Ogle, 90, Nevada, passed away on Monday May 21, 2012, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada. She was born Sept. 3, 1921, in Bates County, Mo., to Oscar Lee Meyer and Cammie Emma Morgan Meyer. She married Allen Applegate on Sept. 3, 1938, in Nevada. She later married Charles Walker "C.W." Ogle on July 26, 1962, in Schell City, Mo., and he preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 1994...
Ernest Eugene Board (05/22/12)
Ernest Eugene Board, 88, of Nevada, died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Overland Park, Kan. He was born Nov. 23, 1923, to Ervin Parker and Alpha Dale Briscoe Board in Bates County, Mo. Ernest is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jeanne Board of Nevada; one son, Brian Board and wife, Sharon, of Nevada; two grandsons, Parker Board and fiancÚ, Carli Honea, and Tucker Board; one brother, Glen Board of Butler, Mo.; and special niece, Mary Clark and husband, John, and their children, Donald Clark, Heather Blanchard and husband, Nathan, and Laura Duncan and husband, Nathan. ...
Ruth Laverne (Purdy) McDaniel (05/22/12)
Ruth Laverne (Purdy) McDaniel, 79, of El Dorado Springs, Mo., the only child of Jesse Leonard and Gladys Eleanor (Fry) Purdy was born Oct. 14, 1932, in Otterville, Mo., and passed from this life Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Community Springs Healthcare in El Dorado Springs, Mo...
Alberta Beatrice Bates (05/22/12)
Alberta Beatrice Bates, 80, Independence, Mo., passed away on Monday, May 7, 2012, at her home. She was born Dec. 31, 1931, in Schell City, Mo., to Other T. Cox and Inez Sarah Malcolm Cox Raines. Alberta grew up in Missouri where she attended school. She went to Illinois in 1947 where she met Kenneth L. Bates and they were married in 1949. They moved to the Kansas City area in 1950. Alberta worked as a secretary for several companies in the Kansas City area until her retirement in 1990...
Edward Dayton Matthews (05/22/12)
Edward Dayton Matthews, 77, of the Collins, Mo., area died on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Northwood Hills in Humansville, Mo. Services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 24, at the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home in Schell City, Mo. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m., Wednesday, May 25, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Lefler Cemetery in Harwood, Mo. Friends may call after 1 p.m., Wednesday, at the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home in Schell City...
James H. Pyeatte (05/22/12)
James H. Pyeatte died May 1, 2012, in Parker, Colo., due to complications from throat cancer. He graduated valedictorian from Sheldon High School in 1967, attended Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Mo., and graduated with a bachelor of science degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia...
Corla June Houchin (05/19/12)
Corla June Houchin, 74, Walker, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, following a sudden illness. She was born Aug. 29, 1937, in Lowry City, Mo., to Floyd A. Bauer and Dora D. Taylor Bauer. She married James Houchin Sr. on Feb. 19, 1954, in Kansas City, Kan., and he preceded her in death...
Teresa Lynn Garren (05/19/12)
Teresa Lynn Garren, 47, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at her home in Nevada, following a brief illness. She was born Sept. 3, 1964, in Kansas City, Mo., to Junie "Duane" Kerns and Martha Renae Baldwin Kerns. She married Arthur Garren on Aug. 27, 2010, in Miami, Okla., and he survives of the home...
Faye Covey (05/19/12)
Faye Covey, 90, formerly of 752 Lowman in Fort Scott and most recently Guest Home Estates, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012. Faye was born Oct. 6, 1921, in Everton, Ark., on the family ranch on the prairie. Her parents were Robert Alex and Minnie Myrtle (Barger) Simmons...
Eleanor N. Hergert (05/19/12)
Eleanor N. Hergert, 87, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Christian Health Care in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born Dec. 6, 1924, in Arcadia, Kan., to Steven Corder Stephan and Dessie Fern Smith Stephan. She married Leon E. Hergert in 1947 in Great Bend, Kan., and he preceded her in death in 1988...
Gerald "Link" Hughes (05/19/12)
A celebration of life service for Gerald "Link" Hughes, 83, Perry, Kan., will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 24, at Mustard Seed Church, 700 Wakarusa Drive in Lawrence, Kan. He died on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at his home. He was a member of the Mustard Seed Church and the Alpha Course at the Mustard Seed. He was also a member of the 9th Street River City AA Group and Bricklayers Union for more than 30 years...
Eleanor N. Hergert (05/18/12)
Eleanor N. Hergert, 87, Nevada, Mo., died on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home. View obituary and send condolences on line at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Corla June Houchin (05/18/12)
Corla June Houchin, 74, Walker, died Wednesday evening, May 16, 2012, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. 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...
Mary Ann Hanson (05/16/12)
Mary Ann Hanson, 79, Evansville, Ind., formerly of Nevada, Mo., died Monday, May 14, 2012, at the Parkview Nursing Home in Evansville, following a lengthy illness. She was born Aug. 29, 1932, in Abingdon, Ill., to Frederick Willard Krohn and Cecil Mary Nonamaker Krohn. She was married Dec. 23, 1951, in Abingdon, Ill., to Marlyn Lee Hanson and he preceded her in death Feb. 28, 2002...
James Eric Besaw (05/15/12)
James Eric Besaw, 22, of Nevada, died unexpectedly on May 12, 2012. He was born on July 16, 1989, in Santa Ana, Calif., the son of Jeff and Jeanne Besaw. Home-schooled, James took classes at Crowder College in Nevada and later transferred his coursework to Ashford University, pursuing a major in psychology...
John K. Graham (05/12/12)
John Kemper (J.K.) Graham, 96, of Fort Scott, died Thursday evening, May 10, 2012, at the Medicalodges Nursing Home. Funeral arrangements for J.K. Graham are incomplete and will be announced later by the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
Linda D. Edwards (05/11/12)
Linda D. Edwards, 63, passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at her home in Nevada following a lengthy illness. She was born Oct. 11, 1948, in Hamburg, Iowa. She was married to Phill E. Edwards on Aug. 17, 1983, in the Sulphur Springs Baptist Church, Dederick, Mo., and he survives of the home...
David Leroy Franz (05/11/12)
David Leroy Franz, 89, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2012, at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center. He was born Oct. 5, 1922, in Nevada, to Robert Phillip Franz and Edith Mae Culler Franz. He married Margaret Hazel Lamb on Nov. 5, 1945, in Salinas, Calif., and she preceded him in death on June 4, 1992...
Jack Curtis Yeazle (05/11/12)
Jack Curtis Yeazle, 60, died on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, Mo. View obituary and send condolences online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Alberta Beatrice Bates (05/11/12)
Alberta Beatrice Bates, 80, Independence, Mo., died Monday, May 7, 2012, at her home. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, Mo. View obituary and send condolences online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Thomas O. Cook (05/08/12)
Thomas O. Cook, 74, Lamar, Mo., died on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 9, at 10 a.m., at the Konantz-Warden Funeral Home with the Rev. Robb Hodson officiatin. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Memory Garden Cemetery...
Margaret E. Johnson (05/08/12)
Margaret E. Johnson, 51, Moundville, Mo., passed away at her home on Friday, May 4, 2012, after a brief illness. She was born on Sept. 17, 1960, in Kansas City, Mo., to Sherman Raymond Phelps and Helen Leona Cheet Phelps. She married Tom E. Johnson on Feb. 8, 2000, in Nevada, and he survives of the home...
Margaret Johnson (05/05/12)
Margaret Johnson, 51, Moundville, Mo., passed away at her home on Friday, May 4, 2012. 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...
Vivian Anne Bloesser (05/05/12)
Vivian Anne Bloesser, 69, a resident of rural Richards, Mo., died Friday, May 4, 2012, at Fort Scott Mercy Hospital. She was born Jan. 28, 1943, in Nevada, Mo., the daughter of Otis H. Nichols and Sylvia McDaniel Nichols. Vivian married Larry Dean Bloesser on July 23, 1961, at Richards, Mo. ...
Robert E. "Bob" Hess (05/05/12)
Robert E. "Bob" Hess, 72, passed away May 2, 2012, in Benton, Kan., after losing his fight with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Fort Scott and graduated in 1959 from Uniontown High School. He was a retired aircraft painter. Survivors include his wife, Beverly; daughter, Phyllis (Mark) Robertson of Wichita; son, Bryan of Andover; grandchildren, Matt Robertson of Wichita, Taylor Hess of Andover, Paige Hess of Galesburg and Logan Robertson of Wichita; and his dog, Cody...
Navada Raye (Morris) Brown (05/02/12)
Navada Raye (Morris) Brown, 65, of Schell City, Mo., was born Aug. 20, 1946, in Warren, Ohio, one of 16 children born to Raymond John and Jennie Adeline (Louis) Morris. She passed away April 27, 2012, at the home of her son in Rockville, Mo. Navada lived in Vienna, Ohio, throughout her childhood and teen years. ...
Charles Melvin Hickman (05/02/12)
Charles Melvin Hickman, 86, the son of Henry Leroy and Lena Leota (Armbrust) Hickman was born March 3, 1926, in Schell City, Mo., and passed from this life on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at his home. Charlie attended Flatrock School, then Schell City High School. ...
Paul "Lee" Groves (05/02/12)
Paul Lee Groves, 80, LaCygne, Kan., formerly of Nevada, passed away Monday, April 30, 2012, at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. He was born May 20, 1931, in Kansas City, Kan., to Lawrence Franklin Groves and Josephine Lee Johnson Groves. He married Daisy E. Watson on Oct. 26, 1946, in Girard, Kan., and she survives of the home...
Wilbert Paul (W.P.) Adams (05/02/12)
Wilbert Paul (W.P.) Adams, 80, Nevada, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2012, at Medicalodge of Nevada. He was born on Feb. 29, 1932, in Rockville, Mo., to Bennie C. Adams and Iva Beatrice Richeson 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...