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Thursday, August 12, 2004


Loren Clarence Davenport

Loren Clarence Davenport, 85, Nevada, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. He was born Sept. 27, 1918, in Archie, to James Clarence Davenport and Katie Marie Westhoff Davenport. He married Lorraine Casida in 1946 in Kansas City and she preceded him in death in 1954. Later he married Mary Lee Harrison on July 1, 1980, in Miami, Okla., and she survives of the home.

Mr. Davenport was born in Archie, but raised in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Following the service, he returned to Nevada and farmed for a period of time. He later worked for the Civil Service in Wichita and also as a jet mechanic at Richard-Gebauer Air Force Base in Belton, Mo. He returned to Nevada in 1976 has resided here since. He was a Baptist.

Survivors in addition to his wife, Mary, of the home include one daughter, Linda Teague and her husband, Jack, Belton, Mo.; one grandson, Darrin Teague, Lee's Summit, Mo.; two great-grandchildren, Riley Kaye Marie Teague and Evan Dean Teague, both of Lee's Summit, Mo.; one stepson, Richard Harrison, Hepler, Kan.; two stepdaughters, Shanna Stowell, Oronogo, Mo., and Shawna Newman, Wentworth, Mo.; three step great-grandsons; one step-great-granddaughter; one niece; and numerous nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by one step-great-grandson, Justin Harrison; and one sister, Doris Coffman.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with the Rev. Bill Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park, Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Those who wish may contribute to the Alzheimer's Association or the Parkinson's Foundation in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

Lucille Pettibon Butner

Lucille Pettibon Butner, age 86, died Aug. 10, 2004, at Nevada. She was the daughter of Eilt (Ed) Post and Alvina (Winnie) Kuhhnan Post.

Lucille spent her entire life in the Moundville and Nevada area. She was a graduate of Nevada High School and received her bachelor and masters degrees in education from Pittsburg State University. She taught school for 34 years and after she retired she did substitute teaching for seven years. She started her teaching career at 18 years of age in the Moundville Village School. Other schools were Deerfield upper grades, Bronaugh Junior High and the last 21 years were in the Nevada Junior High and middle School.

She was an active member of the United Methodist Church and was chairman of the Evangelism Committee. She belonged to the United Methodist Women, Helping Hands Circle and was a member of the Questers Sunday School Class. She taught the Goodwill Class for many years. She was interested in all aspects of her home and community. She wrote a family history of her youth and helped write several church histories. Other memberships included two International Honorary Teachers' Sororities -- Alpha Delta Kappa, Xi Chapter and the Kaysinger Tri County Sorority -- Vernon County Retired Teachers, Athenas, Wayside Club, Friendship group and the Christian Women's Support Group.

In 1945 she married Woodrow Pettibon and he died in 1975. She married Stanley Butner in 1981 who died in 1996.

Lucille had a wonderful sense of humor and an unbelievable ability to forgive. She was a lovely lady who was full of love and concern for all the people around her and she was especially precious to her family.

Survivors are her son LTC Thomas W. Pettibon, U.S. Army (Ret), and his wife Cathy of Burkburnett, Texas; two grandsons, Michael Pettibon of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Gregory Pettibon of Gaithersburg, Md. Also, one brother Dr. Ehner C. Post of Nevada. Preceding her in death were two sisters, Anna Seitz and Lena Martin; and two brothers, John Post and August Post.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Deerfield Cemetery under the direction of Evergreen Memorial Chapel. Memorials may be given to the Methodist Church in Nevada. Visitation will be at the Evergreen Memorial Chapel on Thursday from 6-8 p.m.


Carl Hauf

Carl Hauf, 56, died Aug. 7, 2004. Services were held at Ferry Funeral Home on Aug. 10, from 6-8 p.m., with Johannes Brann officiating. Musical selections were "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Wind Beneath My Wings." Honorary pallbearers were James Hauf, Mark Hauf, Alan Crouse, Greg Carroll and Travis Best. Military rites were performed by the Missouri National Honors National Guard Alpha Team from Joplin. Arrangements were by Ferry Funeral Home.