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Obituaries from December 2012

Esther A. Johnson (12/29/12)
Esther A. Johnson, 92, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at the Moore Few Care Center in Nevada, Mo. She was born Feb. 23, 1920, in Harper, Kan., the daughter of Joseph Swartz and Jenny Edith Lyle Swartz. She married Lawrence Leo Johnson. Esther had worked for the MKT Railroad for several years and also in the administrative office of Mercy Hospital. ...
Marlyn Genette Sauerwein (12/29/12)
Marlyn Genette Sauerwein, 90, resident of Presbyterian Village and more recently of Medicalodge, went to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Marlyn was born April 11, 1922, near Liberal, Mo., to Ralph Smith and Verla (Reed) Smith. She was the fourth of eight children. She attended Liberal High School and was the catcher for the softball team...
Wallace Powell (12/29/12)
Wallace Powell, 90, of Fort Scott, died at his home Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. He was born July 22, 1922, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Wallace Eugene and Laura Lee (McGargar) Powell Sr. He married Norma Jeane Barnett March 1, 1947, in Kansas City, Mo. She preceded him in death, Aug. 26, 2004...
Homer Jack Dennison (12/29/12)
Homer Jack Dennison, 75, Nevada, Mo., died on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at the Via Christi Village, 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...
Luella S. Rutledge (12/29/12)
Luella S. Rutledge, 90, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Christian Health Care in Nevada. She was born Jan. 19, 1922, in Nevada, to Joe Hayden Ainsworth and Lula Anna Hartman Ainsworth. She married Charles Wesley Rutledge I on March 10, 1957, in Nevada, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 1964...
Ruth Jarrell (12/29/12)
Ruth Jarrell, 92, of Fort Scott, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at the Fort Scott Manor Nursing Home. She was born March 29, 1920, in Hode, Ky., the daughter of William and Matilda Isabel (Simpkins) Mollett. She married the Rev. Arthur Jarrell July 7, 1934, in Hode, Ky. He preceded her in death Dec. 22, 1976...
Esther A. Johnson (12/28/12)
Esther A. Johnson, 92, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at the Moore Few Care Center in Nevada. Services will be announced by the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
Luella S. Rutledge (12/28/12)
Luella S. Rutledge, 90, Nevada, died on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Christian Health Care in 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...
Harry P. Walker (12/28/12)
Harry P. Walker, son of Charles H. and Erma Ann (Price) Walker, was born Aug. 9, 1933, near Rockville, Mo. He passed away quietly at his home in Appleton City, Dec. 26, 2012, at 79 years of age. Harry grew up in the Rockville and Appleton City, Mo., area. In 1951, he graduated from Appleton City High School. He was united in marriage to Naomi Jean Huey Feb. 18, 1952, and they were blessed with three children...
George Andrew Miller (12/27/12)
George Andrew Miller, 68, the son of James A. and Elsie M. Miller was born Aug. 4, 1944, in Omaha, Neb., and passed from this life on Dec. 2, 2012, in Olathe, Kan. George spent most of his young life in Nebraska then, along with his family, moved to Missouri settling in the Schell City area. He was a 1963 graduate of Schell City High School. Soon afterward he served our country in the United States Army...
Barth Frank Hinkle (12/27/12)
Barth Frank Hinkle passed away peacefully on Christmas day 2012, at the Moore-Few Care Center. Barth was born Oct. 3, 1924, in Anderson, Ind., the eldest of two sons of Alvin Charles Hinkle and Glenn Eloise Hinkle. After spending most of his boyhood in Hannibal and Joplin, Barth served in the U.S. Air Force from 1943 to 1946. He received a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1949...
Loretta Sue Claspill (12/22/12)
Loretta Sue Claspill, 58, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at her home following a lengthy illness. She was born on Feb. 4, 1954, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Floyd H. Kutina and Helen Marie Klontz Kutina. She married Carol L. Claspill on July 21, 1972, in Nevada, and he survives of the home...
Clarice L. Hardin (12/21/12)
Clarice L. Hardin, 73, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Nevada Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born Aug. 26, 1939, in Moundville, W.Va., to Jack DuVall and Mary Flanagan DuVall. She married Larry Hardin on April 4, 1984, in Las Vegas, Nev., and he survives of the home...
George Miller (12/20/12)
George Miller, 68, died Dec. 2, 2012. Graveside services with military honors are scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 22, at the Green Lawn Cemetery in Schell City, Mo. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home in Schell City, Mo...
James Clive Rogers (12/20/12)
James Clive Rogers, 28, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. He was born March 17, 1984, in Morehead, Ky. James was a graduate of the Lexington school of recording arts and was a certified audio technician. James loved his job as a computer technician with United Tote at The Red Mile in Lexington. He was a talented musician and would travel the country to attend various concerts and enjoyed building model airplanes...
Mary Ann Denman Campbell (12/19/12)
Death delivered Mary Ann "Mimi" Denman Campbell from the scourge of cancer into the arms of God on Dec. 8, 2012. Born March 29, 1952, in Nevada, Mo., to James H. and Beverly B. Denman, she lived Americana. Teenybopper Mimi loved hanging with her friends at Radio Springs Pavilion and cruising country roads. ...
Donald Ward Sheets (12/19/12)
Donald Ward Sheets, 90, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., following a brief illness. He was born on Oct. 17, 1922, at home in Avilla, Mo., to John William Sheets and Lois Maybelle Paul Sheets. He married Jeanne Anne McHugh on June 25, 1949, in Nevada, Mo., and she survives of the home...
Timothy Strevens (12/15/12)
Timothy Strevens, 36, Liberal, Mo., died Dec. 7, 2012. Service will be Dec. 18, at the Konantz-Warden Funeral Home Chapel, Lamar, Mo., at 11 a.m. Visitation will be 10 -11 a.m., prior to service. Burial will be at Liberal City Cemetery, Liberal, Mo...
David Lee Alkire (12/15/12)
David Lee Alkire, formerly of Nevada, Mo., passed away Dec. 10, 2012, after a lengthy illness. He was born May 18, 1957, in Ansbauch, Germany. He graduated from Walker High School and served in the Merchant Marines. His profession was restoring antique cars...
Edwin Lee Prigel (12/14/12)
Edwin Lee Prigel Sr., 86, beloved father, brother, husband, and grandfather, died Dec. 12, 2012, at Christian Health Care, Nevada, Mo. "Old Ed," as many colleagues and neighbors knew him, led a life full of adventure and hard work. Edwin was born on Nov. ...
John George Lewis (12/12/12)
John George Lewis, son of Marion Matlock and Anna Bell Stewart Lewis, died at the Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada, Mo., on Dec. 9 2012. Born Nov. 24, 1924, he was 88 years of age. John attended Schell City schools, graduating in 1942 from Schell City High School. ...
John George Lewis (12/11/12)
John George Lewis, 88, of Schell City, Mo., died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at the Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Schell City United Methodist Church. Visitation will be tonight from 6-7 p.m., at the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City., with Masonic services to begin at 7 p.m. Interment will be in Green Lawn Cemetery, Schell City...
Zola Mae Mayfield (12/08/12)
Zola Mae Mayfield, 79, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Community Springs Healthcare, El Dorado Springs, Mo. She was born June 2, 1933, in Nevada, Mo., to George Irl Weber and Stella Holmes Weber. She married Wendell W. Mayfield on April 14, 1951, in Ceres, Calif., and he survives of the home...
Robert Eugene Whitworth (12/08/12)
Robert Eugene Whitworth, 66, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Mercy Hospital, Joplin, Mo., following a brief illness. He was born June 7, 1946, in Weaubleau, Mo., to Omer C. Whitworth and Roberta E. Streiner Whitworth. Robert was raised in Moundville and graduated from Bronaugh High School in 1965. ...
Cleo Vista Frederick (12/08/12)
Cleo Vista Frederick, 96, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at the Fort Scott Manor Nursing Home. She was born July 12, 1916, in a farmhouse north of Girard, Kan., the daughter of Perry Melvin Campbell and Letha Xavina (Hewett) Campbell. The family lived on a farm on Highway 7, just two miles north of Girard. ...
Robert Whitworth (12/06/12)
Robert Whitworth, 66, Nevada, Mo., died on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Mercy Hospital, Joplin, Mo. Family information and service arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. View obituary and send condolences on line at www.ferryfuneralhome.com...
Ethel Yvonne "Midge" Barnes (12/06/12)
Ethel Yvonne "Midge" Barnes, 90, Moundville, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born on June 20, 1922, in Liberal, Mo., to James T. Shrimplin and Ethel Hornecker Shrimplin. She married Leasel Merl Janes in 1939 and he preceded her in death in 1976. She later married Claude E. Barnes in 1979 and he survives of the home...
Buddy Cliff Roufs (12/06/12)
Buddy Cliff Roufs, 58, a resident of rural Mapleton, Kan., died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at his home. He was born July 15, 1954, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Clifford Antone Roufs and Margaret Ballard Roufs. He married Pamela Shepherd in March of 2009, in Miami, Okla. Buddy had worked for Mid-Continental Restoration for 32 years. In addition, he enjoyed mechanic work, doing restoration work and collecting automotive memorabilia. In his younger years, he enjoyed racing cars and motorcycles...
George W. Middleton (12/06/12)
George W. Middleton, 63, of Loxahatchee, Fla., passed away in his home from cancer on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Born April 28, 1949, in Lake Worth, Fla., to George W. Middleton Sr. and Emily Inez Middleton. Married to Cathryn Beckemeyer on July 3, 1983, in West Palm Beach Fla., they have two children: One son, Dean Beckemeyer and one daughter, Candice Middleton-Stockwell...
Hinton Wooddy Swearingen (12/05/12)
Hinton Wooddy Swearingen, 75, died peacefully at his home on Nov. 30, 2012. He was born on Sept. 21, 1937, in Nevada, Mo., the son of John Wallace Swearingen and Josephine Jackson Swearingen. On Oct. 8, 1960, he married Virginia "Ginger" Stafford who preceded him in death...
Sammy Joe Wynn (12/05/12)
Sammy Joe Wynn, of Vinita, Okla., passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. Sam was born on Oct. 23, 1945, in Welch, Okla., to Ted and Velma (Beaves) Wynn. Sam was a graduate of Welch High School, Miami NEO, and Pittsburg State University. While attending PSU, sister Frances introduced Sam to Jennifer Terry. He was united in marriage to Jennifer in Joplin, Mo., on Jan. 27, 1967...
Robert "Bob" Herrick Mabry (12/04/12)
Robert "Bob" Mabry, 86, Nevada, passed away on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. He was born in Nevada, Mo., on July 3, 1926, to Stanton H. Mabry and Mamie Trillion Keyser Mabry. Bob was raised in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School in 1941. He served in the U.S. Army from 1950-'52. Following the service, Bob attended and graduated from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Mo., in 1960. He was a lifelong resident of Nevada...
Mary Cook (12/01/12)
Mary Cook, 96, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Fort Scott Manor. She was born April 13, 1916, in Auxvase, Mo., the daughter of Scott Golden and Belva Shirkey Golden. Following high school, she obtained her two year teacher's degree from Pittsburg State Teachers College. She married Paul Asher Cook on Dec. 23, 1944. He preceded her in death on March 22, 1999...
Lucille Henry (12/01/12)
Lucille Henry, 96, South Coffeyville, Okla., formerly of Vernon County, Mo., passed away on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at her home in South Coffeyville. She was born on June 23, 1916, in Kingfisher, Okla., to Joseph E. Ruhl and Emma M. Harmon Ruhl. She married William R. "Bill" Henry on May 6, 1936, in Kingfisher, Okla. He preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 2007...
Dwane Rosegrant (12/01/12)
Dwane Rosegrant, 61, Nevada, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. He was born on March 20, 1951, in Texas. His parents were Thomas Acker and Wilene Hall Acker. Dwane was raised in Texas and Arkansas and graduated from Bismark, Ark., High School. He has lived in Missouri since 1978 and worked for Shade Tree Service in Nevada for 15 years until he retired in 1994 due to a disability. Dwane later worked for B&R Furniture for a number of years...