today's record

Tuesday, October 5, 2004


Ryan Adam McInroy

Nathan and Brandi McInroy, Nevada, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Ryan Adam McInroy. Ryan was born at 2:45 p.m., on Oct. 2, 2004, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and measured 19.5 inches. Paternal grandparents are Rick and Geri McInroy, Nevada. Paternal great-grandparents are I.F. Zoglmann and Dick McInroy, both of Milo. Paternal great-great-grandparent is Treva McInroy, Nevada. Maternal grandparents are Steve and Carol Morris, Pittsburg, Kan. Maternal great-grandparents are Don and Rose Morris, Opolis, Kan., Reed Smith, Liberal, Mo., and Yvonne Vinze, Girard, Kan. Maternal great-great-grandparent is Floyd Riley, Oak Grove, Va.

Drake Colby Dobbs

Lucas and Starla Dobbs, El Dorado Springs, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Drake Colby Dobbs. Drake was born at 5:35 a.m., on Oct. 4, 2004, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. He weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces, and measured 19.5 inches. He joins a brother, Austin Dobbs. Paternal grandparents are Richard and Joy Dobbs, El Dorado Springs. Maternal grandparents are Ronald Sallee and the late June Sallee, Humboldt, Kan.


Edith M. Ramsey

Edith M. Ramsey, 85, Nevada, died Oct. 4, 2004, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home.


Carroll M. Reed

Carroll M. Reed, age 75, of Nevada died at his home in Nevada on Oct. 2, 2004. He was born on Jan. 5, 1929, in Belgrade, Neb., to David E. Reed and Freda Durkee Reed. On July 16, 1950, he was married in Moundville, to Iva L. McFarland and she survives of the home.

Carroll grew up in Lee's Summit and Vernon County and graduated from Nevada High School in 1949. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 until 1953 where he was stationed in Trieste. He owned and operated Nevada Canvass from 1956 until his retirement in 1997. He was an avid bowler and bowled in the Nevada league for 45 years.

Survivors in addition to his wife, Iva, include his nephews and nieces, Kalva King, Cherry Reed, Kevin Reed, Steve Reed, Bill Reed, Scott Reed, Morgan Reed, Randy McFarland, Debbie McFarland, Justin McFarland, Kirsten McFarland, Adam McFarland, Karen Gordon, Nancy Robertson, Tommy Gordon, Philip Gordon, Michele Blumanthal, Rick Carlson, Penny Carlson, Pandy Carlson, and Brenda Carlson, Tom O'Toole, and Patrick O'Toole.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Charles Reed, Raymond Reed, Merrill Reed, and Morgan Reed; and three sisters, Adelia Bennett, Ruby O'Toole, and Jane Carlson.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at the Moundville Methodist Church with pastor John Swatosh officiating. Pianist was Mike Steffen. Musical selections were "Precious Memories" and "Over the Sunset Mountains." Soloist was Miranda Steffen. Pallbearers were Tom O'Toole, Patrick O'Toole, Kevin Reed, Steve Reed, Bill Reed, Scott Reed, Morgan Reed and Rick Carlson. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Gordon, Philip Gordon, Randy McFarland, Justin McFarland and Adam McFarland. Interment followed in the Welborn Cemetery near Moundville.

Those who wish may contribute to the Moundville Methodist Church in his memory. Arrangements were by Ferry Funeral Home.

Beatrice Pauline Hensley

Beatrice Pauline Hensley, age 94, formerly of Nevada, passed away at Alpine North Integrated Health Services in Riverside, Mo., following a lengthy illness. She was born on July 14, 1910, in Nevada, to Edward E. Tucker and Rinda Perkins Tucker. On June 25, 1927, she was married to Preston C. Hensley in Sedalia and he preceded her in death on Nov. 25, 1985.

Pauline was born and raised in Vernon County. She lived in Butler, from 1945 to 1970 before returning to Nevada. She moved to the Kansas City area in 2002 to be near her daughter. She worked as a cook for the Butler elementary school system, for Cottey College in Nevada, and for the Nevada Senior Center until her retirement in 1981.

Survivors include one daughter, Marcelene Sivils, North Kansas City, Mo.; four grandchildren, Cotton Sivils, North Kansas City, Mo., Candi Dahmer, Nevada, Casie Simpson, Kansas City, Mo., and Nina Hensley, Springfield; four great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and two nephews. In addition to her husband, Preston, she was preceded in death by one son, Charles Lloyd Hensley; four sisters; and one brother.

Graveside Services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at Moore Cemetery, in Nevada, with John Nichols officiating. Interment was in Moore Cemetery, Nevada.

Memorial contributions may be given to Nevada Senior Center in care of Ferry Funeral Home. Arrangements were by Ferry Funeral Home.

Ray Ramsey

Ray Ramsey, 89, Nevada, died Oct. 1, 2004, at Christian Health Care in Nevada following a lengthy illness. He was born Aug. 28, 1915, in Heber Springs, Ark., to Winfield Scott Ramsey and Bertha May Hastings Ramsey. He was married Sept. 3, 1938, in Elkton, Mo., to Edith Mae Koch.

Mr. Ramsey came to Nevada at the age of 9 and attended Nevada schools. In September 1943 he bought Ramsey's Nevada Motel which the family has operated ever since. He owned and operated Ramsey's Roto-Rooter service and sanitation business from 1938 until his retirement in 1996. He was a member of the Nevada Eagles Aerie No. 3770.

Survivors include his wife, Edith Ramsey, Nevada; one daughter, Edie Ramsey-Mason and her husband, Garland, of Nevada; one grandson, Mark Alan Lee and his family, Nevada; three sisters, Kathryn Fast, Nevada, Ethel Braun, Independence, Mo., and Sue Harbour, Garland, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Roy "Pete" Ramsey, Carl Ramsey, Kenneth "Buck" Ramsey and Cecil Ramsey.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at Moore Cemetery, Nevada, with John Nichols officiating. Musical selections were "Whispering Hope" and "Beyond the Sunset." Pallbearers were Dayton Long, Norman Radde, Perry Cash, Charlie Baertschi, Jime Earnest and Robert Palmer. Interment was in Moore Cemetery in Nevada. Arrangements were by Ferry Funeral Home.