today's record

Wednesday, September 22, 2004


Aiden Noah Tumbleson

Mr. and Mrs. Derek and Andrea Tumbleson, Nevada, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Aiden Noah Tumbleson. Aiden was born at 10:22 a.m., on Sept. 17, 2004, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 20 inches. He joins two sisters Corrigan True and Omega Tumbleson. Paternal grandparents are Francis Legleiter, Nevada, and Troy Tumbleson, Pleasanton, Kan. Paternal great-grandparent is Osa Legleiter, Nevada. Maternal grandparents are Christy Johnson, Nevada, and Don Smith, Nevada. Maternal great-grandparents are Joan and Hoarce Johnson, Nevada.


Christopher D. Hymer

Christopher D. Hymer, age 23, Fort Riley, Kan., died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, Kan. He was born Jan. 15, 1981, in Nevada, to David Lee Hymer and Helen Louise Headley Hymer.

Christopher grew up in Fort Scott, Kan., and Liberal. He graduated from Liberal High School in 1999. He joined the U.S. Army in 2000, serving in Iraq and Kuwait in two separate tours of duty. He has been stationed in Fort Riley, Kan., for the past four years.

Survivors include his wife Natasha, Topeka, Kan.; one daughter, Ashton Hymer, Fort Scott, Kan.; his parents, David and Cathy Hymer, Bronaugh; one brother, Robert Hymer and his wife, Kandee, St. Paul, Neb.; one sister, Taniia Hymer, state of Georgia; two stepsisters, Jane Nichols, Newton, Kan., Caleigh Nichols, Liberal; four nieces, Destynie and Zoi Hymer, Melanee Beaman and Aubrie Nichols; one nephew, Jonathan Beaman; and numerous aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Hymer; and grandparents, Lawrence and Pearl Headley and Robert and Delphia Hymer.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Interment will follow in Barnesville Cemetery, in Fulton, Kan. Family receives friends 7-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Those who wish may contribute to the Ashton Hymer Education Fund in care of Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada, MO 64772.


Elaine Smith

Elaine Smith, 75, died Sept. 15, 2004. Services were held at First Assembly of God Church on Sept. 20, 2004, at 2 p.m., with Ken Fornicola officiating. Congregational selections were "Oh I want to See Him," "When We All Get to Heaven," "Victory in Jesus," "When the Roll is Called Up Yonder" and "I'll Fly Away." Pallbearers were Michael Clark, Branden Scism, Brian Nichols, Phillip Banes, Tim Nichols and Brent Banes. Interment was in Newton Burial Park. Arrangements were by Ferry Funeral Home.

John A. Pilcher

John A. Pilcher, 54, Nevada, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home.

Lester Edmond Starkey

Lester Edmond Starkey, 88, died Sept. 18, 2004, at the Sac Osage Hospital in Osceola. He was born the son of William Ralph and Iola Pearl (Davis) Starkey was born Oct. 24, 1915, in Harwood.

He attended the Roberts school then farmed for the rest of his life. On Sept. 19, 1937, he married Doretta LaVerene Hawkins. He was a longtime member of the Schell City Christian Church where he also had served as an elder for more than 20 years.

Survivors include his wife, LaVerene, of the home in Harwood; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Chester Starkey and Maurice Starkey.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at the Schell City Christian Church with Howard McPeak officiating. Musical selections were provided by Sharon Goodman and Diane Eslinger. Pallbearers and honorary Pallbearers were Bill Starkey, Jim Starkey, Gene Starkey, Ken Starkey, Ron Starkey, Kevin Starkey, Jeff Starkey, Mike Starkey, Jim Carter and Doug Starkey. Interment was in the Green Lawn Cemetery in Schell City, under the direction of the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home in Schell City.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Schell City Christian Church Youth Group in care of the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home in Schell City.

Linda Kay Jones

Linda Kay Jones, 55, Warrensburg, Mo., died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., following a lengthy illness. She was born April 13, 1949, in El Dorado Springs, to the late Elton Ellis Light and Mildred Frances Oyler Light. She was married May 29, 1965, in Salem, Ark., to Larry D. Jones, who survives of the home.

She was raised in the Kansas City area. She was a homemaker.

In addition to her husband, Larry, she is survived by two sons, Michael Dean Jones, Warrensburg, Mo., and Jefferey Len Jones, Independence, Mo.; two daughters, Melissa Kay Brown, Warrensburg, Mo., and Amanda Pearl Jones, Independence, Mo.; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Elton Gary Light, Kansas City, Mo., and Ellis Kenneth Light, Gladstone, Mo.; three sisters, Connie Lee Collins, Sedalia, Mo., Donna Faye Jackson and Barbara Ann Comstock, both of Kansas City, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Curtis Eugene Light.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, at Milster Funeral Home, Nevada, with the Rev. Paul Mooney officiating.

Interment will follow in Virgil City Cemetery, Virgil City. Friends may call between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesday and after 9 a.m. on Thursday and until the time of service at Milster Funeral Home, 301 W. Austin, Nevada.