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Obituaries from January 2013

George E. Dobson (01/30/13)
George E. Dobson, 86, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Christian Health Care in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. He was born Feb. 2, 1926, in Lexington, Mo., to Monty L. Dobson and Margaret J. Heimer Dobson. He married Bernice Rosa and she preceded him in death on Feb. 7, 2007...
Wilma D. Braun (01/31/13)
Wilma D. Braun, 70, Deerfield, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, following a lengthy illness. She was born Oct. 22, 1942, in Biggers, Ark., to Jesse Lloyd Whitaker and Geraldine Pendergrass Whitaker. She married Leonard Braun on July 18, 1963, in Leoti, Kan., and he survives of the home...
J.C. "Coach" Davis Jr. (01/31/13)
J.C. Davis, 81, of Lee's Summit, Mo., died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Research Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 1, at Langsford Funeral Home. Visitation will be today, from 5-7 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Lee's Summit Cemetery...
Barth Frank Hinkle (01/31/13)
Barth Frank Hinkle, 88, Nevada, died on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2012, in Nevada. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Nevada. Those who wish to honor Barth's memory may contribute to All Saints' Episcopal Church or the Alano Club of Nevada in care of Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada...
Linda Kay Dodson Slates (01/26/13)
Linda Kay Dodson Slates of Kansas City North passed away on Jan. 11, 2013, after developing a brain tumor in 2009. Born Oct. 13, 1952, Linda grew up in Kansas City, Kan. Linda is survived by her husband of more than 30 years, Leonard Slates, formerly of Sheldon, who became her caretaker. ...
Shirley (Heckadon) Roberts (01/29/13)
Shirley (Heckadon) Roberts, 84, Rich Hill, Mo., died Jan. 24, 2013. A celebration of life memorial service will be Feb. 2, at 10 a.m., at the Rich Hill Methodist Church with burial in the Greenlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Feb. 1 from 6-7 p.m., at the Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill...
Carol Heckadon (01/29/13)
A private family service and private interment will be held for longtime Willamina resident Carol Heckadon. She was born July 18, 1931, in Nevada, Mo., daughter of Samuel Mansfield and Helen Gertrude (Rabon) Cox. Mrs. Heckadon moved to Oregon in 1956. She and Charles Heckadon married May 22, 1956, in Willamina. Mr. Heckadon passed away April 12, 2004...
Joe Donald Page (01/29/13)
Joe Donald Page, 88, of Butler, passed away Jan. 28, 2013, at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. Joe was born Aug. 2, 1924, in Appleton City, Mo. He graduated from Nevada High School in 1942. Upon graduation, Joe moved back to the family's farm. He has lived in Butler from 1954 until his death...
Jerry Paul Sparks (01/29/13)
Jerry Paul Sparks, 75, of Frontenac, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at the Via Christi Village in Pittsburg. He was born June 26, 1937, the son of Fannin Franklin and Willis Irene (Harden) Sparks at Sand Springs, Okla. He graduated from Connors Community College. He then received his bachelor's of science and master's degree in counseling from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Okla. Later, he received his specialist degree in school administration from Pittsburg State University...
Rhea Arlene (Allen) Smith (01/29/13)
Rhea Arlene (Allen) Smith, 69, of Osceola, Mo., was born June 27, 1943, and went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 26, 2013. She was born in Yates City, Ill., and grew up mainly in El Dorado Springs, Mo., where she graduated high school. Rhea was married to Glen Smith May 15, 1968. To this union she brought a son, Randy, from a previous marriage and added Nancy and Jim to the family...
Martha "LaVonne" Grant (01/29/13)
Martha "LaVonne" Grant, 81, of Springfield, Mo., passed away Jan. 26, 2013, at Maplewood Alzheimer's Care Unit in Springfield. She was born May 14, 1931, in Diamond Spring, Clinton County, Ill., the daughter of Walter and Elizabeth (Lucas) Leicht. On Jan. ...
James Harry "Jim" Bagley (01/26/13)
James Harry "Jim" Bagley, 56, Nevada, Mo., passed away suddenly at his home on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. He was born Aug. 6, 1956, in Tulsa, Okla., to William Harry Bagley and Shirley Irene McIntire Bagley. Jim was raised in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School. ...
Kathryn Jean Dilly (01/23/13)
Kathryn Jean Dilly, 85, Sheldon, Mo., passed away on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at her home. She was born Aug. 3, 1927, in Doon Township, Iowa, to John William Meyer and Lena Sally Appel Meyer. She married Forrest R. Dilly on Oct. 13, 1945, in Minnesota and he survives of the home...
Barbara Pentecost (01/23/13)
Barbara Mae (Danneker) Bledsoe Pentecost, 79, of El Dorado Springs, Mo., passed away in her home on Jan. 19, 2013, after a long battle with cancer. She was born on Feb. 1, 1933, in Kansas City, Mo., to Ed and Eda Danneker. She was preceeded in death by her parents; her younger sister, Thelma Jean; and her first husband, Dennis Bledsoe...
Ann B. Clemensen Bridge (01/23/13)
Ann B. Clemensen Bridge, 82, of Kansas City, Kan., passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at the Providence Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 25, at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 722 Reynolds, Kansas City, Kan. 66101. Visitation will be Friday, 10 to 11 a.m., at the church. Burial will follow services at the Park Lawn Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo...
Willis Albert Zinn Jr. (01/23/13)
Willis Albert Zinn Jr., 83, of Hume, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Homestead Hospital in Homestead, Fla. He was born Jan. 28, 1929, to Willis Albert Sr. and Mary Lorena Moore Zinn in Amsterdam, Mo. Willis attended a one-room Nyhart Country School in rural Bates County...
Joleen Dorothy Carter (01/22/13)
Joleen Dorothy Carter, 69, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, following a sudden illness. She was born Aug. 25, 1943, in Winterset, Iowa, to John F. and Lavera Wiegel. She married Lewis George Carter Sr. on Oct. 22, 1970, in El Dorado Springs, Mo., and he preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 2012...
Frankie Wayne Keeton (01/22/13)
Frankie Wayne Keeton, 79, the son of John Franklin and Roxie Mae (McKinley) Keeton, was born Aug. 28, 1933, in Roscoe, Mo., and passed from this life on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Appleton City Manor in Appleton City, Mo. Wayne lived in Roscoe during his youth and graduated from Roscoe High School. ...
Frankie Wayne Keeton (01/19/13)
Frankie Wayne Keeton, 79, of Harwood, Mo., died Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Appleton City Manor. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 21, at the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City, Mo. Visitation will be held noon to 1 p.m., prior to the service, at the funeral home...
Gary Dean Wimmer (01/19/13)
Gary Dean Wimmer, 67, Fulton, Kan., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. He was born May 24, 1945, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Joseph and Dorothy Dawson Wimmer. He married Sheila Lynn Bradford on Aug. 4, 1970. To this union, four children were born...
Harold Carl Moore (01/17/13)
Harold Carl Moore, 88, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at his home in Nevada. He was born April 4, 1924, in Criner, Okla., to Harry Arthur Moore and Letha Eloise Gailey Moore. Harold was raised in Western Oklahoma and came to Vernon County in December 1939. ...
Bettrinae Sue "Trina" Garren (01/17/13)
Bettrinae Sue "Trina" Garren, 34, formerly of Nevada, Mo., passed away unexpectedly at her home in Republic, Mo., on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. She was born May 4, 1978, in Nevada to Walter D. Burris and Nancy M. Stone Burris. She married Paul M. Garren on August 25, 2001, in Nevada, and he survives of the home...
Sue W. Hartline (01/17/13)
Sue W. Hartline, 68, residing in Henderson, Nev., died in the hospital on Jan. 11, 2013, after long health struggles. Sue was born in Monterey, Calif., on Nov. 6, 1944, to William Ivory St. Clair and Gertrude Francis (Cartwright, Bumgardner) Hartline. Sue worked for decades at the Missouri State Hospital where she lived most of her life in Nevada, Mo...
Haedn Edmunds (01/16/13)
Haedn Edmunds, infant son of Mike Edmunds and Amanda McIntyre, died Jan. 13, 2013, at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Haedn was born Dec. 22, 2012, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m., at the Heuser Funeral Home in Rich Hill with burial in the Moore Cemetery, Nevada. The family will receive friends Thursday, at 9 a.m. until service time...
Bettrinae Sue "Trina" Garren (01/16/13)
Bettrinae Sue "Trina" Garren, 34, formerly of Nevada, Mo., died unexpectedly at her home in Republic, Mo., on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park, Nevada. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18, at the funeral home...
Mabel Claire Keeny Brown (01/15/13)
Mabel Claire Keeny Brown, 94, formerly of Nevada, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Foxwood Springs, Raymore, Mo. She was born July 24, 1918, in Harwood, Mo., to Cecil Keeny and Grace Magann Keeny. On May 12, 1939, she was married to Roy F. Brown Jr. "Brownie" who preceded her in death on May 15, 1992...
Marlin L. Kerrick (01/15/13)
Marlin L. Kerrick, 75, a resident of rural Deerfield, Mo., died unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at his home. He was born April 16, 1937, in Reeds, Mo., the son of Benjamin Kerrick and Lula Smith Kerrick. Marlin graduated from Fort Scott High School and Fort Scott Junior College. ...
Tommy "Tom" Claspill (01/15/13)
Tom Claspill, 71, of Nevada, Mo., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. He was born on July 12, 1941, in Montevallo, Mo., to Roy Allen Claspill and Amanda Lucille Davis Claspill. He married Sarah A. Scott on Aug. 11, 1968, in Nevada and she survives of the home...
LaurNell Jessie Strack (01/15/13)
LaurNell Jessie Strack, 86, of Bolivar, went to her Heavenly Home Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Parkview Healthcare Facility in Bolivar. LaurNell was born Dec. 23, 1926, to Jesse Matthew and Elmeda Helen Carey Blackburn. She was a graduate of Bolivar High School class of 1944...
D. Marlene Breiner (01/12/13)
Donna Marlene Breiner, 78, Gladstone, Mo., died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at KC Hospice House. She was born Nov. 19, 1934, in Rich Hill, Mo., to Elijah Butler and Wilma Smith. She was married to her high school sweetheart, Roy O. Breiner, of Butler, who preceded her in death in 2007...
Michael Felix Buchanan (01/12/13)
Michael Felix Buchanan was born Jan. 6, 1944, in St. Louis, Mo., and departed this life Dec. 31, 2012, in Richland, Mo. He was the son of Robert Roy and Jun E. Cave Buchanan who preceded him in death. Michael attended school in Springfield, Mo., and Kansas City, Mo., graduating from Paseo High School in 1962. ...
Helen Marie Kennedy (01/12/13)
Helen Marie Kennedy, 94, Walker, Mo., passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 8, 1918, in Walker, Mo., to Elijah Clifton Newland and Emma Lorene Preston Newland. She married Raymond Kennedy on Jan. 6, 1938, in Nevada. He preceded her in death on June 10, 1983...
Roger Wayne Stone (01/12/13)
Roger Wayne Stone, 43, El Dorado Springs, Mo., passed away on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at his home. He was born Dec. 10, 1969, in El Dorado Springs to Harry Milton Stone Sr. and Sharlee Carol Collins Stone. Roger graduated from Nevada High School in 1987 and attended college for three years in St. Joseph, Mo...
Dr. Charles C. Nash (01/10/13)
Dr. Charles C. Nash, 72, of Nevada, died on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at his home. Additional obituary information will be announced later. The family will receive friends at Charles' home, 320 N. Spring, Nevada, on Sunday, Jan. 13, from 2-4 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, MO...
Samuel Remington Brooks III (01/10/13)
Samuel Remington Brooks III, 52, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at his home in Richards, Mo. He was born Oct. 9, 1960, in Topeka, Kan., to Samuel R. Brooks Jr. and Wilma J. Zeller Brooks. He married Lianne D. Mills on Dec. 24, 2002, in Mound City, Kan., and she survives of the home...
Donald W. Marti (01/10/13)
Donald W. Marti, 80, Lamar, Mo., died Jan. 8, 2013, at Cox South Hospital, Springfield, Mo. Visitation will be today, from 5-8 p.m., at Konantz-Warden Funeral Home, Lamar. Service will be Friday, Jan. 11, at 2 p.m., at Konantz-Warden Chapel, with burial at Lake Cemetery, Lamar...
Randy Lee Maki (01/10/13)
Randy Lee Maki, 42, of Princeton, Minn., died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis. He was born July 15, 1970, in Virginia, Minn., the son of Russell and Marjorie (Brajkovich) Maki. He graduated from Cherry High School. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Randy served in Iraq during the Gulf War. He was a Bronze Star recipient...
Norman N. Highley (01/08/13)
Norman N. Highley, 77, Nevada, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Mercy Hospital, Fort Scott, Kan., following a two-year battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was born Dec. 31, 1935, in Montevallo, Mo., to James M. Highley and Gertie Ann Rapp Highley. He married Joyce Henry on July 5, 1953, in Olympia, Mo., and she survives of the home...
Mable Mowry Urner (01/05/13)
Mable Mowry Urner, 86, Nevada, passed away on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Christian Health Care and Rehab in Nevada, following an illness of several months. She was born on Dec. 19, 1926, in Nevada, to Lewis Earl Mowry and Iva Pearl Tylar Mowry. On June 27, 1948, she was united in marriage to Ivan Simmons. Following his death in 1973, she married Lewis Urner on Dec. 5, 1981...
Karen Stanley Meinershagen (01/05/13)
Karen Stanley Meinershagen, 63, passed away suddenly in the early morning hours of Jan. 1, 2013. Karen was born March 3, 1949, as the second child to Hugh Warren Stanley and Trudy Bishop Stanley, who preceded her in death, along with a brother, David Warren, and a sister, Linda Slane. She graduated from Putman City High School in Bethany, Okla., in 1967...
James Raymond Giessel (01/03/13)
James Raymond Giessel, 64, Nevada, MO, passed away on Tuesday night, January 1, 2013, at his home in Nevada following a brief illness. He was born April 1, 1948, in Great Bend, KS, to Leo L. Giessel and Wilhelmina B. Strecker Giessel. He married Deanna L. Myers on July 17, 1970, in Dallas, TX, and she survives of the home...
Velma Johnston (01/03/13)
Velma Johnston, 83, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada. She was born on Sept. 23, 1929, in Nevada, to Charles W. Ryan and Hattie Marie Ryan. Velma was a lifetime resident of Nevada and attended Nevada schools. She worked at various restaurants in Nevada. Velma was a member of the First Christian Church in Nevada...
Homer Jack Dennison (01/03/13)
Homer Jack Dennison, 75, of Nevada, passed away on Dec. 28, 2012, at Via Christi Village, Pittsburg, Kan. He was born on Sept. 22, 1937, in Nevada, to Homer William Dennison and Mamie Cecil Pauley Dennison. Jack was reared in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School in 1955. ...
Donald L. Stark (01/03/13)
Donald L. Stark, 83, Nevada, passed away at his home on Dec. 31, 2012, following a lengthy illness. He was born on May 13, 1929, in Nevada, to Harry Gordon Stark and Ora Ethel Duke Stark. He married Maxine Putnam on June 10, 1951, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 20, 1997. He married Patricia A. Scott on Feb. 10, 1999, and she survives of the home...
Donald L. Stark (01/03/13)
Donald L. Stark, 83, Nevada, passed away at his home on Dec. 31, 2012, following a lengthy illness. He was born on May 13, 1929, in Nevada, to Harry Gordon Stark and Ora Ethel Duke Stark. He married Maxine Putnam on June 10, 1951, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 20, 1997. He married Patricia A. Scott on Feb. 10, 1999, and she survives of the home...
Velma Johnston (01/03/13)
Velma Johnston, 83, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada. She was born on Sept. 23, 1929, in Nevada, to Charles W. Ryan and Hattie Marie Ryan. Velma was a lifetime resident of Nevada and attended Nevada schools. She worked at various restaurants in Nevada. Velma was a member of the First Christian Church in Nevada...
Homer Jack Dennison (01/03/13)
Homer Jack Dennison, 75, of Nevada, passed away on Dec. 28, 2012, at Via Christi Village, Pittsburg, Kan. He was born on Sept. 22, 1937, in Nevada to Homer William Dennison and Mamie Cecil Pauley Dennison. Jack was raised in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School in 1955. ...
James Raymond Giessel (01/03/13)
James Raymond Giessel, 64, Nevada, passed away on Monday, Jan. 1, 2013, at his home in Nevada, following a brief illness. He was born April 1, 1948, in Great Bend, Kan., to Leo L. Giessel and Wilhelmina B. Strecker Giessel. He married Deanna L. Myers on July 17, 1970, in Dallas, Texas, and she survives of the home...