Lewis H. Urner

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Lewis H. Urner, 85, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday morning, Oct. 30, 2007. at his home in Nevada following a brief illness. He was born Nov. 16, 1921, in Nevada, to Anthony Samuel Urner and Josie May McCain Urier. He married Mable L. Simmons on Dec. 5, 1981, in Nevada, and she survives of the home.

Lewis was born and raised in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School. He attended Kansas State Teachers College, in Pittsburg, Kan. While there he was drafted in June 1942. He trained in Fort Berming, Ga., and Camp Rucker, Ala. While serving under General George Patton in the United States Army, he received four battle stars and two other medals. He served in France, Belgium, Luxemburg and Germany with the 3463nd Maintenance Ordinance Group. Lewis received his Doctorate in Education from the University of Missouri in Columbia. During his career, he was Dean at Moberly Junior College for eight years, Superintendent of Schools at Carl Junction for 21 years and Bronaugh for seven. years prior to his retirement. Following retirement from the field of education, Lewis enjoyed an antique collectible business. He and his wife Mable enjoyed traveling and playing cards with friends and neighbors. He was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, Masons, the American Legion and the United Methodist Church.

Survivors in addition to his wife Mable include four children, George Timer and his wife Marilyn, San. Diego, Calif., Lewa timer, Joplin, Mo., Donna Gorman and her husband, Dorman, Jefferson City, Mo., and Tom Simmons and his wife, Jan, Lee's Summit, MO; three grandchildren, Kyle Gorman, Jefferson City, Mo., Chris Simmons and his wife, Kristy, Lee's Summit, Mo., and Robyn Simmons, Arlington Va.; two great.grandchildren, Cole Simmons and Chase Simmons, both of Lee's Summit, Mo. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Christine Mae Freshour Tinier; four brothers, Anthony, Charles, Jimmy Lee, and George Timer, and one sister, Josie May.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Nov. 3, at Ferry Funeral Home, with John Nichols officiating. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park. Nevada, with full military honors. Friends may call now and until the hour of service and the family will receive friends 10-11 a.m., Nov. 3, prior to the service at the funeral home.