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Obituaries from September 2012

Ruth Iva Waite (09/29/12)
Ruth Iva Waite, 89, daughter of Reuben A. and Iva Pearl (Perkins) Tandy, was born Jan. 31, 1923, in Osceola, Mo. She passed away Sept. 20, 2012, at Christian Healthcare in Nevada, Mo. Ruth grew up in the Osceola and Vista area, attending Bradford Elementary School and graduating at the age of 16 from Osceola High School in 1939...
Douglas LaVerne Thompson (09/29/12)
Douglas LaVerne Thompson, 52, of Iola, Kan., passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo. Douglas was born Sept. 10, 1960, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Glenn LaVerne and Bernita June (Stine) Thompson. He grew up in Bronson until the family moved to Iola where he graduated from high school in 1977. He joined the United States Army and served three years including a year in Turkey before he was honorably discharged...
Spc. Justin Michael Hueston (09/27/12)
Spc. Justin Michael Hueston, 22, a resident of Mapleton, Kan., died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., following injuries received in a motorcycle/auto accident earlier in the day. He was born Nov. 15, 1989, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Michael R. ...
InaMay Allison (09/25/12)
InaMay Allison, 71, of Oak Grove, Mo., passed away, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at her residence. Cremation is planned with a memorial service to be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Speaks Suburban Chapel 18020 E. 39th St., Independence, MO 64055. Donations may be made to Vitas Hospice. The family will greet friends from 1 p.m., until service time Thursday at the chapel...
Nola Maxine Bruce (09/22/12)
Nola Maxine Bruce, 93, Nevada, went to her heavenly home on Friday, Sept. 21, at Mercy Hospital, Fort Scott, Kan. She was born Sept. 23, 1918, in Lucas, Kan., to Robert Newton Johnston and Leona Ann Dengate Johnston. She married Chester Lee Bruce Sr. on Dec. 24, 1942, in Yuma, Ariz., and he preceded her in death on July 19, 1981...
Maxine Agnes Coulter Johnson (09/20/12)
Maxine Agnes Coulter Johnson, 100, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. She was born March 16, 1912, in Kiowa, Kan., to Earl Mack Coulter and Maude Vernon Caldwell Coulter. She married LeRoy Johnson on Sept. 1, 1940, and he preceded her in death in 1955...
Kathleen Kaye Wilson (09/20/12)
Kathleen (Kaye) Wilson, of Nevada, Mo., died Sept. 12, 2012, in her home surrounded by her family. Kaye was 73 years old at the time of her passing. Kaye was born Oct. 14, 1938, in Port Huron, Mich. She was the fifth child of Floyd Duncan and Lavina Ferguson Duncan. Kaye was united in marriage to Roger DuJardin Sr. in 1954. During this time, Kaye was blessed with four children -- Roger Jr., Allisa, William and Polly...
Chester Lee Bruce Jr. (09/20/12)
Chester Lee Bruce Jr., 66, Walker, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Sept.19, 2012, at his home in Walker, following a lengthy illness. He was born Aug. 23, 1946, in Milo, Mo., to Chester Lee Bruce Sr. and Nola Maxine Johnston Bruce. He married Patricia Ball on Sept. 3, 1964, in Nevada, and she survives of the home...
Jacob Earl Dunn (09/19/12)
Jacob Earl Dunn, 33, Manteno, Ill., formerly Sheldon, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at his home in Manteno, Ill., following a sudden illness. He was born Feb. 3, 1979, in Carthage, Mo., to Stanford Earl Dunn and Debrah Ann Carr Dunn...
Jessie Kathryn Tyson (09/19/12)
Jessie Kathryn Tyson joined the stars to shine and guide her loved ones, Sept. 12, 2012. Jessie was born Aug. 5, 1946, to Logan and Evalee Tyson in Kansas City, Kan. She was a beloved mother, teacher, counselor, mentor, sister, daughter, aunt, friend and most of all MeMa...
Gunnery Sergeant Alan Lee Stidham - USMC Retired (09/18/12)
Alan Lee Stidham was born on April 11, 1936, in Dayton, Ohio, to Vinard and Hazel Stidham. He answered God's call to come home on Sept. 14, 2012. Alan Lee graduated from Phillipsburg High School in Ohio and then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He proudly served his country for 21 years including two tours in Vietnam. He always greeted his fellow veterans with a handshake and a "Welcome Home."...
Fred Lyle Bishop (09/18/12)
Fred Lyle Bishop, 64, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at his home in Nevada, Mo., following a lengthy illness. He was born on Dec. 6, 1947, in Foster, Mo., to Ule Bishop and Halene Louise Bishop Griner. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with the Rev. Steve Knoll officiating. Interment will follow at National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Kan., with military honors...
Thelma V. Meritt (09/18/12)
Thelma V. (Cooper) Meritt, 100, Nevada, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. She was born Oct. 19, 1911, near Ballard, Mo., in Bates County, Mo., to Dewitt T. Cooper and Jennie May Gartin Cooper. On Aug. 25, 1935, she married Forest E. Meritt in Nevada. He preceded her in death on July 10, 1996...
Lela Jean Denick Comstock (09/15/12)
Lela Jean Denick Comstock, 86, of rural Deerfield, Mo., passed away at her home in the presence of her family on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. Jean was born July 15, 1926, in Sedan, Kan., the daughter of Martin Luther Denick and Alma Lea Smith Denick. She was baptized May 11, 1934, at the First Christian Church of Sedan. Her membership was transferred to Clayton Christian Church, Eve, Mo., on Jan. 5, 1964...
Esta Key Deinenger (09/15/12)
Esta Key Deinenger, 99, San Diego, Calif., formerly of the Nevada area, passed away on April 20, 2012, in San Diego, Calif. She was born Oct. 30, 1912, in Dederick, Mo., to James W. Key and Julia Hargrove Key. She and George E. Deinenger were married on June 16, 1932, in Nevada, and he preceded her in death...
Colonel Ronald R. Pittenger (09/15/12)
Colonel Ronald R. Pittenger, United States Army Ret., died Aug. 22, 2012, in San Antonio, Texas. Pittenger was a highly decorated soldier who retired from the Army in 1969 after 27 years. He was with the 55th Combat Engineers attached to the 10th Armored Division and landed in Cherbourg, France, three months after D-Day. ...
Kathleen Judith Wilson (09/14/12)
Kathleen Judith Duncan DuJardin Wilson, 73, Nevada, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Sept. 12, 2012. She was born on Oct. 14, 1938, in Port Huron, Mich. Kathleen is survived by her spouse William Wilson, of the home; her children, Roger DuJardin, William DuJardin, Polly DuJardin Dockery, Michelle Wilson McIntire, John Wilson, Chris Wilson, James Wilson, Debbie Wilson, and Bill Wilson; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. ...
Marian A. Calvert (09/14/12)
Marian A. Calvert was born April 12, 1954, in Wichita, Kan., the daughter of George and Althea Adeane (Talbott) Fulton. She died Sept. 7, 2012, at her home. The family received friends Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Heuser Funeral Home, with no services planned...
Eric William "Bill" Skouby (09/13/12)
Eric William "Bill" Skouby, 78, of Iberia, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center in Nevada. He was born in Hadley, on June 11, 1934, son of the late Charles I. and Margaret (Cassel) Skouby. On June 14, 1959, Bill married Brenda Lee Woodruff, who survives at their home...
Theresa L. Coiner (09/12/12)
Theresa L. Coiner, 100, of Golden City, Mo., died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at Christian Health Care of Nevada. Funeral mass will be held today at 10 a.m., at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lamar, Mo. Rosary was Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m., at Pugh Funeral Home, Golden City, Mo., followed by the visitation. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Lamar...
Ruth Wray Price (09/11/12)
Ruth Wray Price was born Aug. 27, 1915, at 727 W. Austin in Nevada, Mo., to Martha and Paul Wray. She passed on quietly at her Joe Clark Residential Care home Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. Ruth graduated from Cottey College, attended Missouri University, received her bachelors from University of Missouri-Kansas City, and her master's degree in social work from the University of Kansas. ...
Vivian Phyllis Winter Rich (09/11/12)
Vivian Phyllis Winter Rich of rural Nevada, passed away at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Mo., on Sept. 8, 2012, from complications of diabetes, with her family by her side. She was 78 years old at the time of her passing. Phyllis was born on July 24, 1934, and was the daughter of Vivian Fredrick Winter and Geneva Lois Park Winter. She was born on her grandparents farm near Brownington, Mo., in the log cabin that her parents lived in...
Horace Leon Gray (09/08/12)
Horace Leon Gray, 69, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at St. Luke's South Hospital, Overland Park, Kan., following a brief illness. He was born June 22, 1943, in Magnolia, Ark., to Elmer Nolan and Evelyn Bunch Gray. On March 11, 1962, he was married in El Dorado, Ark., to Mary Jane Hollensworth and she survives of the home...
Brenda Joyce Welch (09/08/12)
Brenda Joyce Welch, 62, a resident of Madison, Kan., died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at the Via Christi Emergency Room in Pittsburg, Kan. She was born June 5, 1950, in Allen County, Kan., the daughter of Ray Hutton and Elsie King Hutton. She first married Kenneth Davis. ...
Terry Wayne Page (09/08/12)
Terry Wayne Page, 58, resident of Las Vegas, Nev., died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at the Southern Hills Hospital in Las Vegas. Funeral services for Terry Page will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main.
Standlee Palmore Hendrix (09/05/12)
Standlee Palmore Hendrix, 86, of Neodesha, Kan., died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at his home in Neodesha. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Neodesha Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Bell officiating, under the direction of the Potts Chapel in Neodesha...
Louise Ellen (Lock) Belcher (09/05/12)
Louise Ellen (Lock) Belcher, 88, died peacefully Sept. 2, 2012, in Nevada, Mo. She was born April 16, 1924, in Elsah Township, Grafton, Ill., to Louis H. and Margaret Jesamine (Scherrer) Lock. Louise was rasied on a large farm in Jersey County, Ill., and she often spoke of the long list of chores she and her siblings performed, and of the fun they had when those chores were done. ...
Anna Lee (Gose) Levaugh (09/05/12)
Anna Lee (Gose) Levaugh, 100, Overland Park, Kan., went to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at Sunrise of Overland Park Senior Living. She was born on May 25, 1912, on the family farm in Milo, Mo., the youngest of seven children to Edward Poe Gose and Cora Bell McMullen Gose...
Landan Mark Bland (09/01/12)
Landan Mark Bland, 3, received his angel wings Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, after a brave battle with brain cancer. He passed away in his home surrounded by close friends and family. Landan was born in Springfield, Mo., Oct. 17, 2008, to Ed and Carrie (Havens) Bland, whose lives he filled with love and Legos. ...
Virginia Sue Wilson (09/01/12)
Virginia Sue Hardin Wilson was born July 18, 1925, to Glenn and Claribel Hardin in Nevada, Mo. Following World War II, she married Neil Gregg Wilson, in Nevada, on June 16, 1946, and relocated to Houston, Texas, in 1950. Sue was a member of Memorial Women's Club and Memorial Methodist Church in Houston. ...
Ruth M. "Peaches" Webb (09/01/12)
Ruth M. "Peaches" Webb, 96, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Nevada, with her family present. She was born June 29, 1916, in Kansas City, Mo., to Charles Albert Mundell and Annabelle Foster Mundell. She married Elford William "E.W." Webb on June 20, 1937, in Nevada, and he preceded her in death on July 19, 2009...
Margaret Louise Thompson (09/01/12)
Margaret Louise Thompson, 84, a resident of Fort Scott, died early Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at the Medicalodges of Fort Scott. She was born Oct. 13, 1927, in Visalia, Calif., the daughter of Jess Thompson and Annabelle McNeil Thompson. For many years, Margie helped her parents on the family farm. She later moved to the Tri-Valley group home and later moved to Medicalodges. She enjoyed doing household chores and working in the garden. She also enjoyed crafts...
Dianna Rose Duncan (09/01/12)
Dianna Rose Duncan, 72, Nevada, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, following an illness of several weeks. She was born Jan. 2, 1940, in Mt. Carmel, Ill., to Elmer Bybee and Ruby Pearlin Miskel Bybee. Dianna came to Nevada in 1959 and lived most of the remainder of her life here. ...
Harold Earl Brown (09/01/12)
Harold Earl Brown passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. A funeral service will be held at Glen Oaks Memorial Park in Chico on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 9:30 a.m. He was born May 2, 1925, in Redfield, Kan., to George Washington Brown and Delta Mae (Wells) Brown. ...
Peggy Woodall (09/01/12)
Peggy Woodall, 80, of Rich Hill, Mo., died at her home on Aug. 29, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Heuser Funeral Home with burial in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Rich Hill. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heartland Hospice or Double Branch Christian Church in care of Heuser Funeral Home...
Regina Clara "Jean" Johnson (09/01/12)
Regina Clara "Jean" Johnson, 78, of Pleasanton, Kan., died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at the home of her niece, Kimberly Berry, after a battle with cancer. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the Bykota Southern Baptist Church, Pleasanton, Kan. Friends may call from 10 until service time at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Bykota Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Pleasanton Cemetery...