today's record

Monday, August 30, 2004


Issac Anthony Shipp

Amber Sue Shipp, Nevada, is proud to announce the birth of her son, Issac Anthony Shipp. Issac was born at 8:05 p.m., on Aug. 21, 2004, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. He weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and measured 18.5 inches. Maternal grandparent is Michael A. Shipp Sr., Nevada. Maternal great-grandparents are Judy C. Shipp, Nevada, Jerry E. Shipp Sr., Muscatine, Iowa, and Hazel and Everett Rickheim, Wapello, Iowa. Maternal great-great-grandparent is Marjorie Williams, Muscatine, Iowa.


Edna Blanche Phillips Smith

Edna Blanche Phillips Smith, 91, formerly of Bronaugh, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada. She was born Jan. 11, 1913, to George Amos Phillips and Fannie Shaddok Phillips. She married Ralph "Smitty" Smith on Feb. 25, 1933, in Fort Scott, Kan. He preceded her in death on Apr. 5, 1998.

She was born near Hume, and was a life-long resident of this area, living in Hume, Metz, and later Bronaugh. She was the oldest of seven children, attended Brush College Country School to the fifth grade when she was needed at home to care for an ailing stepmother and six siblings. For 23 years she worked with her husband at the Metz School as custodian as well as at the Metz Bank. She later did paper hanging, cleaning, and childcare in the Metz area. She attended the Metz Christian Church. In 1983, she left Metz moving to Bronaugh to be nearer her family.

Survivors include one daughter, Opal Wycoff of Moundville; three sons, Ralph "Bud" Smith of Colorado, Philip Smith, Fort Scott, Kan., Donald Smith, Bronaugh; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, William "Bill" Phillips, Monroe, Wash.; and several nieces, nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Richard Smith and Paul Smith; her parents; four brothers, Dick, George, Robert and John Phillips; two sisters, Viola Hopkins and Marie Key; and one daughter-in-law Judy.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with John Nichols officiating. Interment will follow in Large Cemetery, Bourbon County, Kan. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at the funeral home.