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Tuesday, October 19, 2004


Jerry Douglas Brewer Sr.

Jerry Douglas Brewer Sr., age 65, Nevada, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at his home In Nevada. He was born April 17, 1939, in Joplin, to Claude Brewer and Lucille Leer Brewer. He married Barbara J. Groves on April 27, 1972, In Miami, Okla., and she survives of the home.

Mr. Brewer came to Vernon County at a young age. He lived in the Metz and Nevada areas and graduated from Nevada High School in 1957. He retired this year from his life-long employment as an automobile mechanic, due to his poor health. He was active in stock car racing.

Survivors In addition to his wife Barbara, include one daughter, Karole Long and her husband, Dwayne, of Nevada; four grandchildren, Keri Wagoner, Jami Long, Kristopher Long, and Jesika Long; one great-granddaughter, Lotus Van Dyk; one brother, Red Leer and wife, Sandra, Butler; and one sister, Lorraine Turner and her husband, Terry, Rich Hill. He was preceded In death by his parents and one sister, Annie Demery.

Graveside Services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18, at the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery, in El Dorado Springs, under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society in care of Ferry Funeral Home.


Standlee Dalton

Standlee Dalton, 103, of Hays, Kan., died Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at the Hays Medical Center. He was born May 21, 1901, in Vernon County, to Thomas J. and Mary A. (Collier) Dalton. He married Pauline "Polly" Hyatt on Aug. 24, 1929. She died July 18, 1997.

He arrived in Hays, Kan., in 1935 when he joined the staff at Fort Hays State University in the science department. He became Registrar and Director of Admissions in 1937 and continued in this position until his retirement in 1971. He also was professor in biological sciences. He was a member and usher of the First United Methodist Church, member of the Lion's International, a past president of the Kansas Academy of Science, a charter member of the Fort Hays State University Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi and a member of the Fort Hays Sigma XI Club which is an international science research society. He was elected as the first president of the Ellis County Historical Society in 1970.

Survivors include his son, Standlee H. "Bud" Dalton, of Hays, Kan.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Claude Dalton; and two infant brothers.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004, at the First United Methodist Church in Hays, Kan. Burial will be in the Mount Allen Cemetery in Hays. Friends may call at the church today from 1:30 p.m., until the service time. A memorial has been established with Fort Hays State University at 610 Park Street, Hays, KS 67601.

Dorothy Marie Olson

Dorothy Marie Olson, 86, died Oct. 13, 2004. Services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church on Oct. 16, at 10:30 a.m., with Johannes Brann officiating. Musical Selections were "I Know That My Redeemer Lives" and "How Great Thou Art." Pallbearers were Charles Bauer, Jens Barclay, George Bellach, George Gentes, Mike Cragin and Mark Mason. Interment was in Newton Burial Park. Arrangements were by Ferry Funeral Home.

Huber L. Wise

Huber L. Wise, 83, of Bronaugh, formerly of Fort Scott, Kan., died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin. He was born Dec. 3, 1920, in Garland, Kan., the son of Frank O. and Vena Belle Howser Wise. He married Ruby Nelle Reavis on May 22, 1946, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 24, 1993. He then married Hazel I. Garton on May 16, 1996, in Bronaugh.

He graduated from Nevada High School in 1939. He achieved the rank of Quarter Master 3rd Class in the U.S. Navy during World War II. His tour of duty included the North Africa Campaign, the Mediterranean Theater, the European Theater and the Asiatic Theater. He was awarded the Victory medal and the Good Conduct medal. He worked on a dairy farm for 10 years in Escalon, Calif. He moved to Fort Scott, Kan., in 1955, and worked for Coca-Cola. In 1973, he became a shipping clerk for Peerless Products. He retired in 1983. He was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church near Garland, Kan., and later joined the United Methodist Church of Bronaugh.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel, of the home; a son, Darryl Wise, Fort Scott, Kan.; three sisters, Robena Wise Rasnic, Nevada, Sherrill Wise Boyd, Amarillo, Texas, and Peggy Wise, Fort Scott, Kan.; three step-daughters, Jo Hastings, Adrian, Mo., and Jane Buehler and Ann Gibson, both of Shawnee, Okla; one granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren. In addition to his first wife, Ruby, he was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Vena Wise.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home with the Rev. John Swatosh and the Rev. Jo Hastings officiating. Interment will be in the Fort Scott National Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to the United Methodist Church of Bronaugh in care of Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, KS 66701.

Bonnie Tummons

Bonnie Tummons, Nevada, died Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, at his residence in Nevada. Family information and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ferry Funeral Home.

Bertha Mabel Shoults

Bertha Mabel Shoults, 101, formerly of the Richards-Deerfield area, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at the Life Care Center, Grandview, Mo., following a short illness. She was born Aug. 22, 1903, to Samuel Ruben Ensor and Sarah Elizabeth Crawford Ensor. She married Elmer "Jerry" Shoults on Nov. 1, 1924, in Kansas City, Kan., and he preceded her in death in 1976.

She was the youngest of 11 children. She was employed by Armour Packaging Co. from 1924-1931 and lived in Fort Scott, Kan., from 1931-1932. The rest of her life was spent in Vernon County where she and her husband farmed around Richards and Deerfleld. She was a charter member of the Walker Methodist Church.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers; and six sisters.

Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. today, Oct. 19, in Newton Burial Park with the Rev Paul Mooney officiating.

Those who wish may contribute to the Clayton 4-H Club in care of Ferry Funeral Home.