Today's Record

Tuesday, July 20, 2004


Toby Mikel Guajardo

Jerad Guajardo and Rachel Dade, Nevada, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Toby Mikel Guajardo. Toby was born on July 15, 2004, at 6:58 p.m., at Nevada Regional Medical Center. He weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce, and measured 18.5 inches. Paternal grandparents are Shellie and Craig Conway, El Dorado Springs. Maternal grandparents are Chris Lukenbill and Jeff Dade, both of Nevada. Paternal great-grandparent is Carol Lyons, Nevada. Maternal great-grandparents are Jack Dade and Eunice Lukenbill, both of Nevada. Paternal great-great-grandparent is Dale Butterfield, Nevada.


Vernon Lee Matheney

Vernon Lee Matheney, 74, Nevada, died Monday, July 19, 2004, at his home in Nevada following a short illness. He was born July 2, 1930, in Osceola, Ark., to Jessie Lee Matheney and Mary Laverne Fisher Matheney. He married Dorothy Jenkins on Oct. 31, 1951, in Tulare, Calif., and she survives of the home.

Vernon grew up in California. He came to Nevada in 1959 where he has lived ever since. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked for Joseph L. Pohl Construction for a number of years. He later worked in commercial construction until his retirement. He helped build the Nevada City Hospital, Nevada State Hospital, U.S. Highway 71 and the Stockton Dam.

Survivors in addition to his wife, Dorothy, include two sons, Harry Matheney and Vernon Matheney Jr., both of Milo; three brothers, Paul Matheney and his wife, Barbara, of Oregon state, Wayne Matheney and his wife, Wanda, Exeter, Calif., Dean Matheney and his wife, Norma, Porterville, Calif., and Novel Matheney and his wife, Betty, Exeter, Calif.; and one sister, Rosie Phillips, Lindsay, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jim Matheney; one sister, Joyce Case; and one infant son, William.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 21, at Moore Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Haynes officiating. Friends may call now and until 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

Alberta H. Cliffman McGehee

Alberta H. Cliffman McGehee, 95, Nevada, died Saturday, July 17, 2004, at Barone Alzheimer Care Center in Nevada following a lengthy illness. She was born on Dec. 3, 1908, in Nevada, to Albert Lee Duncan and Flora Helen Ball Duncan. She married Earl Reeves Cliffman on Aug. 25, 1925, and he preceded her in death on June 21, 1970. She later married John McGehee in Carson City, Nev., in 1975, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 1992.

She spent all of her life in Sheldon and Nevada. She was a member of the Church of God of Holiness, Nevada. She was employed at several different businesses in Nevada during her lifetime.

She is survived by two sons, Harold Cliffman, Bronaugh, and Bob Cliffman, Nevada; one daughter, Earlene Milstead, Milo; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Carl Neal Cliffman; two sisters, Audrey Gordon and LaNelle Neas; two brothers, Floyd Duncan and Thelma Duncan; and three grandchildren, Leslie Miller, Mark Cliffman and an infant grandson.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 21, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada, with the Rev. Bill Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery in Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Those who wish may contribute to the Barone Alzheimer's Care Unit in care of Ferry Funeral Home.


Kenneth Wayne Weak

Kenneth Wayne Weak, 74, died July 14, 2004. Services were held at Evergreen Memorial Chapel on July 17, at 1 p.m., with Bill Smith officiating. Musical selections were "The Old Rugged Cross," "The Last Mile" and "Daddy's Hands." Pallbearers were Scott Cundiff, Brent Gundy, Tom Hester, Jeremy Johnston, Terry Johnston and Marvin Jones. Interment was in Yeater Cemetery, Osceola, Mo. Military honors were provided by VFW Post No. 1894 from Clinton, Mo. Arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.

Stanley K. Hensley

Stanley K. Hensley, 69, Nevada, died at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott, Kan., on Monday, July 19, 2004. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

Lois Lavonne Bradley

Lois Lavonne Bradley, 73, Nevada, died Monday, July 19, 2004, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born March 4, 1931, in Ravena, Neb., to Thomas Earl Huff and Mildred Evadna Maynard Huff. She married Orville Bradley on April 13, 1949, in Lamar, and he preceded her in death.

She moved to Missouri at the age of 15 and lived here the remainder of her life. She made her living as a housekeeper.

Survivors include one son, Barry VandenBrink, Olympia, Wash.; three brothers, Eugene Huff, Kent, Wash., Earl Huff, Shawnee, Okla., and Dale Huff, Kearney, Neb.; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 22, at Moore Cemetery in Nevada with John Nichols officiating. Friends may call now and until 10:30 a.m., Thursday, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

Dorothy Louise Medvetsky

Dorothy Louise Medvetsky, 71, died July 16, 2004. Services were held at Ferry Funeral Home on July 19, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Paul Mooney officiating. Musical selections were "On Eagles Wings," "Amazing Grace" and "Somewhere Out There." Arrangements were by Ferry Funeral Home.

Betty Louise (Brown) Bass

Betty Louise (Brown) Bass, 75, died July 17, 2004, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. She was born on July 10, 1929, in Hammond, Kan. She married Johnnie Bass on Feb. 14, 1953, in Benton County, Ark.

She lived in the Kansas City area for many years and drove a school bus for 15 years for the Lee's Summit School District before moving to the El Dorado Springs area in 1994. She was a member of the Jerico Springs Baptist Church in Jerico Springs, Mo., and she attended the Nevada Assembly of God Church in Nevada.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Lela May Burke Brown; her father, Walter Eugene Brown; brothers, Lawrence Carpenter and Eldon Brown; sisters, Lavina Brown Ede, Roxanne Brown Scott, Beatrice Brown Farmer and Florence Brown Prince. She is survived by her husband, Johnnie Bass, Nevada; six children, Everett Bass, Mount View, Mo., Delena Gibson, Lake Annette, Mo., Tim Bass, Pittsburg, Kan., Randy Bass, Birchtree, Mo., Lona Showman, Lake Lotawana, Mo., and Lela Bass, Lee's Summit, Mo.; two brothers, Richard Brown, Chicago, Ill., and Larry Brown, Garland, Texas; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday, July 21, at 2 p.m., at the Hackleman Chapel, El Dorado Springs. Interment will be in the Brasher Cemetery under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 1 p.m., until service time. Memorial contributions may be made to Moore-Few Care Center.