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Larry Dale "Abe" Abraham
Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - NEVADA DAILY NEWS
Larry Dale "Abe" Abraham, age 55, of Nevada, Mo., died Friday, July 28,
2006, at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, Mo. He was born April
4, 1951, to Leo Joseph and Etta Louise Wisdom Abraham in Clinton, Mo.
Larry, one of four children, grew up in the Ballard, Mo., community
where he attended grade school and graduated from Ballard High School in
1969. He furthered his education at Central Missouri State College with
a Bachelor of Science Degree in biology. Larry was a dedicated
Conservation Agent of 32 years for the Missouri Department of
Conservation serving in the counties of Audrain, Johnson, Buchanan,
Camdenton and most recently for 14 years with Vernon County.
In the line of duty, Larry was known for his loyalty, perseverance,
abiding by the ethics of his career and willingness to help in any
situation. In addition, he was well respected by his co-agent in the
field Larry's life revolved around his dedication and passion for his
job as an agent and spending time with his children.
Larry is survived by a son, Ryan Abraham of Columbia, Mo.; a daughter,
Jennifer Abraham of Centerton, Ark.; mother, Etta Lou Abraham of Butler;
two brothers, Danny Abraham and wife Mary of Pleasanton, Kan., and Steve
Abraham and wife Sara of Butler; a sister, Patty Plunkett and husband
Ralph of Butler; several nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and a
host of friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Leo J. Abraham
Cremation memorial services will be Wednesday, Aug. 2, at the
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler, with Chris Burke officiating.
Contributions to the American Cancer Society or Heartland Hospice.
Friday, August 11, 2006 - NEVADA DAILY NEWS
Joyce Bendure, 67, of Wichita, Kan., formerly of Nevada, died Aug. 8,
2006, in Wichita, following a lengthy illness. Joyce was born April 19,
1939, in Nevada, Mo., to Clyde and Glade Williams. Joyce was reared in
Nevada, and lived here for many years. She attended school in Bronaugh,
She is survived by her husband, Clarence, of the home; five children,
Dennis Williams, Topeka, Kan., Teri Wages and Rocky, Wichita, Joe
Hendrix and his wife, Jamie, Raytown, Mo., Angel Smith and her husband,
Ernie, Harlingen, Texas, Kathy Benson and her husband, Allen, Mulvane,
Kan.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; two brothers,
Duane Williams, Kansas City, Mo., and Richard Williams, Rich Hill, Mo.;
two sisters, Daisy Shutters and Fern Swan both of Nevada; and numerous
nieces, nephews, and many friends. She was preceded in death by three
siblings, Gene Williams, Ruby Wilson, and Marie Pryor.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Aug. 12, at the
Community Christian Church in Nevada with the Rev. Willis Hood of
Wichita, officiating. Interment will be in Moore Cemetery.
Ethel Elizabeth Brewer
Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - NEVADA DAILY NEWS
Ethel Elizabeth Brewer, age 83, former resident of Cavalry Crossing
Apartments, Fort Scott, Kan., died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006, at Fort Scott
Medicalodge. She was born Oct. 23, 1922, in Greensburg, Kan., the
daughter of Will J. and Helena J. Unruh. Ethel was a 1941 graduate of
Nevada High School and graduated in 1946 from Salt City Business College
in Hutchinson, Kan. She married Paul M. Brewer on July 31, 1950, in
Fayetteville, Ark. He preceded her in death on March 5, 1986. Ethel was
retired following 25 years of employment as department manager for Farm
and Home Savings Company, Nevada. She also worked for seven years with
Nevada Wal-Mart. In her earlier years she was an active leader with Boy
Scouts in Hutchinson and Nevada. She was a Fred Harvey Girl in 1945 in
Newton, Kan. She was an adult Girl Scout member since 1970, host site
manager for Bourbon County Share Program, and did volunteer work for the
Moss House and the RSVP program. With her love for gardening, she
attended to the flowers planted at Cavalry Crossing Apartments.
Survivors include two daughters, Susan Elizabeth Lemmon and husband
Melvin, Fort Scott, and Martha Jane Sander and husband Daroan, Nevada;
one stepson, Tom Shanley and wife Linda, Hutchinson; three sisters, Elda
Becker, Halstead, Kan., Luella Williamson, Gahanna, Ohio, and Ruth Dyer,
Benson, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Darrell Sander, Jennifer Sander, Amy
Lemmon and Taylor Ann Lemmon; and numerous nieces and nephews. In
addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one
brother, Victor Unruh, and three sisters, Wilma Unruh, Martha Unruh and
Tim Woodring, pastor of senior involvement at Community Christian
Church, conducted funeral services at 2 p.m., Today, at the Cheney Witt
Memorial Chapel. Burial followed in the Deerfield Cemetery, Deerfield,
Mo. The family received friends from 1 p.m., until service time at the
Eva Maxine Capelle
Wednesday, August 9, 2006 - NEVADA DAILY NEWS
Eva Maxine Capelle, 75, of Fort Scott, Kan., passed away at her home
early Tuesday morning, Aug. 8, 2006. She was born Aug. 15, 1930, in
Nevada, Mo., the daughter of Warner Otis and Augusta Jane Van Loon
McDowell. She graduated from Nevada High School, and moved to Fort Scott
in 1949. She married Oscar Victor Capelle, Aug. 20, 1951, in
Bentonville, Ark. He preceded her in death Oct. 9, 1996. Eva is survived
by her children, Mrs. Dale (Vickie) Lanham of Yates Center, Kan., Mrs.
Mike (Debbie) Judy of Redfield, Kan., a sister; and Mrs. R.W. (Doris)
Cullor of Fort Scott; a sister-in-law, Mona McDowell of Nevada; and
three grandchildren. In addition to her husband Oscar, she was also
prcceded in death by her parents; three brothers, G.O. McDowell, Bill
McDowell, and Charles H. McDowel; and two sisters, Kathryn Hays and Ruby
The Rev. Steve MacArthur will conduct gravcside services 10 a.m.,
Thursday, Aug. 10, at the National Cemetery. Family and friends will
meet at the funeral home at 9 a.m., and leave for the cemetery at 9:45
Martin Oliver "M.O." Couch
NEVADA DAILY MAIL Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Martin Oliver "M.O." Couch, 77, Bronaugh, Mo., passed away on Sunday,
Oct. 29, 2006, at his home in Bronaugh following a brief illness. He was
born Feb. 1, 1929, in Bronaugh, to Clyde Vernon Couch and Nellore Ann
Packer Couch. He married Pauline Boatright on May 25, 1947, in Bronaugh,
and she survives.
M.O. was a graduate of Bronaugh High School in 1947 and a lifelong
resident of Bronaugh. He farmed all his life and was still active in
farming. He was a member of the Bronaugh Christian Church, the Herman
Masonic Lodge No. 187, Liberal, Mo., the Scottish Rite of Fort Scott,
Kan., and Abou Ben Adhem Shrine, Springfield, Mo.
In addition to his wife Pauline of Nevada, survivors include two sons,
David Couch and his wife, Connie, Bronaugh, and Phil Couch, Moundville;
six grandchildren, Susan Versluis, Neosho, Mo., Greg Couch, Bronaugh,
Corey Couch, Nevada, Staci Andersen, Nevada, Brandi "B.J." Goodell,
Moundville, and Tiffani Swarnes, Webb City, Mo.; and 10
great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Connie
Jean Couch, in 1965; his parents; one brother, Howard Couch; and two
sisters, Wilma Lightner and Thelma Gulliford.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Ferry
Funeral Home, Nevada, with John Nichols officiating. Interment will
follow in Worsley Cemetery, Bronaugh. Friends may call now and until the
hour of service. A Masonic Service will be held at 6, tonight, Oct. 31,
at the funeral home with visitation following from 6:30-8 p.m.
Marvin A. Cummings
Thursday, August 3, 2006 - NEVADA DAILY NEWS
Marvin A. Cummings, 59, Ozark, died Tuesday at Table Rock Lake, Mo. He
was born Sept. 23, 1946, in Nevada, Mo., the son of Allen Lox and Elsie
Lorraine Strange Cummings. Marvin grew up in Nevada and after graduating
from high school in 1964, he attended Southern Missouri State University
where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. After graduation he became a
claims adjuster for State Farm Insurance and in 1973, founded Oak Grove
Construction. He enjoyed a long successful career in construction and
had recently sold the company to concentrate on his real estate
investments and to take time to further enjoy his many friends and
Marvin was a man with a huge heart and was always willing to work,
volunteer and lend financial support to worthy causes. He was a member
of the Chamber of Commerce, Contractors Association, Sertoina Club and
Elks Lodge No. 409. He was an active volunteer and supporter of the Big
Brothers, Big Sisters program and the Women in Need program.
Marvin was an avid outdoorsman, sportsman and animal lover, especially
enoyed horses and hunting dogs. He was fortunate enough to have made
numerous hunting and fishing trips all over North, South and Central
America. He supported many conservation groups and was a 30 year sponsor
of Ducks Unlimited and past president of the Springfield Rod and Gun
Club. He always proclaimed that the great outdoors was his church.
He is survived by his daughter, Dana and husband Cody Quisenberry, and
their daughter, Cooper Elle, Fort Worth, Texas; sister, Janice and
husband Gary Vaughn, Beaumont, Texas; a niece, Kelly and husband Tony
Niles, Houston, Texas; a nephew, Matt Vaughn and wife Samantha, Clever,
Mo.; and an aunt, Louise Snyder, Butler, Mo.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, Aug.4, in Rivermonte
Memorial Gardens with Gary Merkel officiating and Col. Jack Tough,
eulogist, under the direction of Gorman-Scharp-Brentwood Chapel.
Visitation will be from 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, in the funeral home.
William Stevens "Steve" Garr
Sunday, August 6, 2006 - NEVADA DAILY NEWS
William Stevens "Steve" Garr, 68, Tyro, Kan., passed away Tuesday, Aug.
8, 2006, at his home in Tyro following a brief illness. He was born Nov.
1, 1937, in Coffeyville, Kan., to Clarence Oliver Garr and Margaret
Lucele Stevens Garr. He was married to Betty Catherine Pittman on May
16, 1956, in Caney, Kan., and she preceded him in death on Aug. 18,
2005, He later married Wydene Smotherman Finney on June 10, 2006, in
Caney, and she survives of the home. Steve was born and reared in
southwest Kansas. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1958 until 1962. He
made his living in a variety of self-employment areas including
electrical contracting, a service station and farming. He later worked
for a number of years in a maintenance supervisory capacity in the
printing business and finally as a cattleman in Vernon County. He was a
member of the Cape Fear Baptist Church in North Carolina, a Mason and an
avid team roper.
Survivors in addition to his wife, Wydene, include two sons, Dennis
Garr, Springdale, Ark., Bill Garr, Lamar, Mo.; one daughter, Cathy Cain,
St. Pauls, N.C.; five grandsons; one great-grandson, nurnerous
step-children, step-grandchildren, and step-great-grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by one sister, Betty Jo Garr.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., on Friday, Aug. 11, at Ferry
Funeral Home, Nevada, with the Rev. Kent Rodgers officiating. Interment
will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery, Milo, Mo.
THE SCHELL CITY NEWS
SCHELL CITY, VERNON COUNTY, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 1941 NO.23
Ellen Halsey was born June 8, 1870. Died at her home in Schell City,
Jan. 24, 1941. Aged 70 years 7 months, 16 days.
She was united in marriage to J. F. Hicks Dec. 26, 1892. To this union
was born ten children, three preceding her in death. Those living, John
Hicks, Schell City; Charley Hicks, Frankie jr., Mrs. Tom Laughlin and
Mrs. Fred Lukenbill of Harwood; Gene Hicks, Clinton, Mo.; and Wade Hicks
of Kansas City, Mo. She leaves to mourn her loss: her devoted husband,
seven children; two brothers, Mr. Charles Halsey of Clinton; Mr. James
Halsey of Sedalia. and one sister, Mrs. Wade Johnson of Creighton, Mo.
She united with, the Baptist church in her youth and her love for her
savior continued to the end. Before sickness enfeebled her she was
always doing works of kindness and gave generously of her time and
strength in cases of need and many of those are still living to bless
Funeral services by Rev. Albert Broughton of Harwood were conducted from
the Baptist church of Schell City on Saturday afternoon, Jan, 25 and the
remains were laid to rest in Greenlawn cemetery.
Nevada Noticer, listed in the news from Praier Dell, Dec. 22, 1887. Wm.
Edwards died at his home one mile east of Warwick, last Thursday evening
(was a widower of Nancy Jobe Edwards, father of Mary Belle Edwards born
1872, Jesse L. Edwards born 1876).
7 Jan 1898--Franklin Hart, an old and well known resident of this
county, died at the home of his son-in-law in Nevada Monday morning aged
84 years. He had been in feeble health for a long time past, but about
10 days ago he became so much worse that it was apparent that the end
was near, and as a result his death was not unexpected. He was a man of
integrity and high moral worth and was held in the highest esteem by
everybody with whom he was acquainted. He was an uncle of the editor of
this paper and father-in-law of Cassie Crews, a well known citizen of
Walker. His remains were laid to rest in Deepwood cemetery Tuesday
evening. The deceased left one son, James P. Hart, of Ft. Scott, Kan,
and two daughters, Mrs. John B. Harvey, of Nevada, and Mrs. Cassie Crews
of this place, to mourn the irreparable loss of a kind father. Peace to
his ashes.--Walker Herald. Mr. Hart at one time lived near Sturgeon and
is well know in this county.
Source: Higbee News, Higbee, MO (Randolph / Howard Co).
Leonard Owen Hazelton
Wednesday, August 9, 2006 - NEVADA DAILY NEWS
Leonard Owen Hazelton, 69, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Monday, July 31,
2006, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., following an
illness of several months. He was born Feb. 1, 1937, in Augusta, Maine,
to Eugene and Mary Hazelton. Leonard was reared in Maine, one of nine
children. He came to Nevada in 1987. He worked as a truck driver all of
his working life.
Survivors include one daughter, Mabel Louise Hazelton, Southern
California; one sister, Olive Roe Veltri, Spokane, Wash.; two brothers,
Edward Hazelton, Oroville, Calif., Jerry Hazelton, state of Maine; and
one niece, Tina Marie Myers, Dederick, Mo. He was preceded in death by
his parents, one sister, and four brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 11, at Ferry
Funeral Home, Nevada, with John Nichols officiating. Interment will
follow at Newton Burial Park in Nevada. Friends may call now and until
the hour of service at the funeral home.
MRS. IDA HOPE
Funeral Rites to Be at 1 P.M. Tomorrow
Mrs. Ida Ophelia Kelly Hope, 79, resident of Pittsburg for only a month,
died at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. E.
G. McCalester, 308 West Washington. Mrs. Hope was ill for a week.
She was born on Aug. 26, 1862, in Vernon County, Missouri. A membership
was held in the Christian church in Mound Valley, from where Mrs. Hope
moved on Dec. 1.
Funeral services will be held at the Ellsworth chapel here at 1 o'clock
Wednesday afternoon with burial in Moore Cemetery at Nevada. Rev. Virgil
G. Nalley will officiate. The body is at the chapel.
Surviving besides the daughter are a son, W. T. Hope of Moundville, Mo.;
seven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren, and a brother Warren
Kelly of Yates Center.
The Headlight-Sun, Pittsburg, Kansas
Marjorie R. Hurst
Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - NEVADA DAILY NEWS
Marjorie R. Hurst, 84, Nevada, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, at Moore-Few
Care Center, Nevada. She was born Aug. 25, 1921, in Almeda, Texas, the
second daughter of Benjamin H. Sheldon and Francis Gaston Muse. She and
her family moved to Kansas where she spent her childhood. Marjorie
married the love of her life, Charles Hurst Jr. on Nov. 8, 1942, in
Wichita, Kan., while they were both working for Boeing Aircraft.
Marjorie and Charles moved with their family to Bronaugh, Missouri in
1962, and then moved to Nevada to be closer to their family after their
retirement. Marjorie graduated from High School in Cedar Vale, Kan., and
attended college in Winfield, Kan. Marjorie retired from the state
hospital in Nevada after 22 years of service. She was a member of the
Bronaugh Christian Church. Additionally, Marjorie was a member of
Bushwhacker Quilting Guild and secretary of the Bronaugh Volunteer Fire
department for several years.
Marjorie is survived by her husband Charles of the home; two sons
Benjamin L. and Julie A. Hurst, of East Wenatchee, Wash., and Joe H. and
Linda Hurst, of Nevada; five grandchildren, Lila Hurst-Carta, Leonard
Hurst, Louise Hurst-Rediger of East Wenatchee, Christina Hurst-Compton
and Bradley W. and Sherry K. Hurst of Nevada; eight great-grandchildren,
Brandi Hurst, Ryan Rediger and Benjamin Carta of East Wenatchee,
Ashleigh and Brandon Compton, Samantha Williams, and Reba and Justin
Hurst of Nevada; one sister, Helen J. Sailors of Fort Scott, Kan.; one
niece, Kay; and one nephew, Bill. She was preceded in death by her
daughter, Judith A. Hurst Willoughby.
Marjorie was a fantastic wife, mother, grandmother and
great-grandmother. She doted on all of her grandchildren and loved being
with them as often as possible. One of her favorite pastimes was
creating beautiful handmade quilts for her family and friends. Another
favorite of hers was "her squirrels." She had a feeder outside her
backdoor and left pecans for the squirrels to eat. Once she even coaxed
one inside to eat pecans from her hand.
Marjorie will be cremated and buried in Atchison, Kan. In lieu of
flowers, the family suggests donations to the Bronaugh Volunteer Fire
Department or Bronaugh Scholarship Fund which can be made through Ferry
Funeral Home. There will be no local services.
Ernest KLEEN died at 8:15 Thursday night of lung trouble. He had been
ill several months. Services will be conducted at the home by Rev. M.A.
WOLFE at 2 today. Burial in Balltown Cemetery. John Ernest Detrich KLEEN
was born at Hanover, Germany November 31, 1841, and was 64 years, 3
months and 1 day old. He came to America when but a boy and located in
New York State. In 1861 he enlisted in a New York Regiment and served
three years in the war between the states. He also served three years in
the regular army. He came to Missouri in 1870 and on August 24, 1874
married Miss Mattie CHARLES. Six children born to them, all of whom were
at his bedside with their mother at his death. They are Mrs. Della
BINGLE, Wyandott, I.T., Mrs. Rosa BOWERS of May, MO, Mrs Birdie DARR and
John, Loyd and Arthur KLEEN of Metz, MO. He was a member of the GAR and
was a kind and considerate husband and father.
("Metz Times" of March 3, 1905; courtesy of the late Dryden Baze, former
publisher of this newspaper and his wife Madge Baze, which was in "The
Earl Randall Maffett
Friday, August 4, 2006 - NEVADA DAILY NEWS
Earl Randall Maffett, 80, Bronaugh, Mo., died Aug. 2, 2006, at
Medicalodge of Fort Scott, following a lengthy illness. He was born on
Sept. 24, 1925, in Fort Scott, to Earl Henry Maffett and Ethel Blubaugh
Maffett. On April 10, 1955, he was married to Betty Saathoff in
Bronaugh, and she survives of the home. Earl was a graduate of Fort
Scott High School and Fort Scott Junior College. He held the bachelor's
degree, a master's degree, and specialists in education degrees from
Pittsburg State University. He was a licensed psychologist.
Earl worked in the Bronaugh School System from 1954-'56 and again from
1974-'79 as a counselor and school psychological examiner. He worked 18
years at the Nevada State Hospital, taught psychology at Cottey College
in Nevada from 1967-'70 and worked several years at the Nevada Mental
Earl came to the Bronaugh community in 1954 when he purchased the farm
where he and Betty lived the past 51 years. He was a member of the
Bronaugh Christian Church, Mensa, the Missouri Psychological Association
and the American Psychological Association.
Survivors in addition to his wife, Betty, include three children, Linda
Woody and her husband, Mike, Carthage, Mo., Larry Maffett and his wife,
Alice, Redfield, Kan., and Bill Maffett, Bronaugh; five grandchildren,
Cherie Grant, James Woody, Heather Marcum, and Amber Moffatt; one
great-grandson, Aidan Marcum; and one brother, Ronald Maffett, Houston,
Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Doris
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., on Saturday, Aug. 5, at Ferry
Funeral Home, Nevada. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery,
Fort Scott. Friends may call now and until the hour of service and the
family receives friends Friday, Aug. 4, from 7-8 p.m., at Ferry Funeral
Nellie Lucille Martin
Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - NEVADA DAILY NEWS
Nellie Lucille Martin, age 84, a former resident of Fort Scott, Kan.,
and more recently of Nevada, Mo., died Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, at the
Nevada Regional Medical Center. She was born Dec. 27, 1922, in Bourbon
County, Kan., the daughter of Fred Leroy Cowan and Jennie Daering Cowan.
She married Joe K. Martin on Nov. 13, 1972, in Girard, Kan. He preceded
her in death on Sept. 21, 2005. Nellie worked for Key Industries in Fort
Scott and the Nellie Don Dress Company in Nevada. She was of the Baptist
faith. Nellie was a former member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary.
Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Lawrence, and husband, Jim, of
Nevada; two grandchildren, Bryan Lawrence, Nevada, and Bridget Kavanagh,
Carterville, Mo.; two great-grandchildren, Shannon Lawrence, Deerfield,
Mo., and Melissa Kavanagh, Carterville; and a great-great-granddaughter,
Emilie Lawrence, Deerfield.
The Rev. Bill Smith will conduct graveside services at 11 a.m., Friday,
Aug. 11, at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Scott. The family will
receive friends at the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel on Friday from 10
a.m., until leaving for the cemetery at 10:45 a.m.
Elbert L. McFarland
Elbert L. McFarland died Tuesday afternoon in his home at 509 East
Locust street. Mr. McFarland was born Sept. 6, 1874, in Vernon county
and spent the greater part of his life in Nevada. He retired Feb. 1,
1946, after 45 years of service with the Missouri Pacific railroad. Mr.
McFarland was a deacon in the Pine Street Baptist church and was an
active member of the church for many years. He is survived by his wife,
the former Miss Flora Alice Clendenin, to whom he was married on Feb.
11, 1903, two sons, N. W. McFarland of the home and A. C. McFarland of
Kansas City, one sister, Mrs. J. F. Hestand of Parsons, Kas., and
several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday
afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Hays Funeral chapel with the Rev. Cecil C.
Laster, pastor of the Pine Street Baptist church, conducting. Burial
will be in Newton burial park. (22 Jan 1947, The Daily Mail, Nevada, MO)
Flora A. McFarland
Mrs. Flora A. McFarland, 85, died early yesterday morning in Lakeside
Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. McFarland was born Jan. 4, 1879 in
Virgil City, Mo,. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Clendenin.
On Feb. 9, 1903, she was married to Elbert McFarland, now deceased. She
had been ill since October 1. Mrs. McFarland was a member of the Pine
Street Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, A. C. McFarland and
N. W. McFarland. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the
Ferry Funeral Home, with the Rev. Archie B. Warren, pastor of the Pine
Street Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Newton Burial Park.
(11 Oct 1964, The Nevada Herald, Nevada, MO)
Loren E. Mills
BELVIDERE, Ill. -- Loren E. Mills, 85, of Belvidere died May 2, 2001, at
Provena Cor Mariac Center. He was born Nov. 24, 1915, in Nevada, Vernon
co Mo., to Edwin and Florence Ping Mills. He taught agriculture for 10
years in Rock Falls and for 25 years in Belvidere High School. He was a
Navy veteran of World War II, serving aboard a destroyer in the
Atlantic. He was a former member of Grace United Methodist of Arkansas
and the United Methodist of Belvidere. He was a member of Broadway
United Methodist. He was former head of the FFA, the Elks Club and was a
former deputy sheriff in Arkansas. He was a gardener and an avid reader
and enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and boating. He also enjoyed
making wooden toys and clocks. His wife, Ruth E. Whitmore Mills, died on
July 23, 1998. Survivors include two sons and daughters- in-law, Edwin
Mills and Carol of Lincoln, Ill., and Timothy Mills and Connie of
Belvidere; one daughter, Christine E. Mills of Rockford; seven
grandchildren. (NWAR Morning News)
Velma Colleen Robinson
FERRY FUNERAL HOME
Velma Colleen Robinson, 75, Nevada, MO, passed away suddenly Monday, May
5, 2003, at her home in Nevada. She was born May 1, 1928, in Mapleton,
KS to Archie Clyde Sweet and Ethel McIntire. She married T. V. Robinson
on May 29, 1944, in Ft. Scott, KS, and he survives of the home.
Mrs. Robinson was born and raised in Kansas but spent much of her adult
life in Kansas City, KS. She came to Vernon County in 1984 and spent the
remainder of her life here. She was a member of the Pentecostal Assembly
Church in Nevada and was a homemaker.
Survivors in addition to her husband T. V. of the home, include one
daughter, Sandy Edgington, Pleasanton, KS, five grandchildren, 11
great-grandchildren, two sisters, and one brother. She was preceded in
death by one son, Virgil Dwaine Robinson.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 8, 2003, at
the Pentecostal Assembly Church in Nevada with Rev. A. D. Hawes
officiating. Committal services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at
the Johnson County Memorial Gardens, Overland Park, KS. Friends may call
now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, MO.
From the Nevada Evening Post, Time unknown, early 1900s.
Slate Killed Miner: Slab which Weighed Three Tons Fell on Harry Runyan.
The funeral of Harry Runyan, of Moundeville, who was killed Wednesday in
a coal mine accident, will be held at that place Tuesday afternoon.
Burial will be made at the Moundeville Cemetery. He is survived by a
wife and two small children. Mr. Runyan and William McIntosh were at
work in the Jack Smith Coal Mine Tuesday afternoon when they were struck
by a large slab of slate from the roof of the tunnel. McIntosh called to
Runyan, asking if he heard a cracking noise, the latter replying he did
not. In a short time McIntosh again heard the noise and again called the
attention of the other man, who was in a sitting position in the room.
McIntosh stepped back about ten feet but the other man was unable to get
out of danger before the slab of slate, which formed the roof to the
room, about twelve feet square, fell. The slab is said to have weighed
between three and four tons. Before striking the floor of the mine it
broke into two pieces, one piece striking Mr. Runyan on the shoulders,
breaking his neck and five ribs and fracturing his skull. He died almost
instantly. A part of the rock struck Mr. McIntosh on the hip causing
bruises and a sprained back. He is reported getting along nicely. There
was no further collapse of the roof of the tunnel. (submitted by
Marjorie Chodrick Johnson, niece of Mr. Runyan)
From The Nevada Daily Mail -- Nevada, Missouri -- Monday September 12,
LLOYD SLONECKER DIES
Lloyd E. Slonecker of Moundville, 65, retired Safeway Stores manager,
died at 1:55 o'clock Sunday morning at the Nevada Hospital, where he had
entered for treatment shortly before midnight.
He was born in Seward County, Neb., on August 26, 1895, the son of John
T. Slonecker and Nettie Archer Slonecker. Following his retirement as a
food store manager, the Sloneckers moved to Moundville in 1946, from
Marysville, Kan. He was married Dec. 30, 1915 to Ina Ellen LaBounty, who
Other survivors include three sons, Dale Slonecker of California, Lloyd
Slonecker, Jr., of Norfolk, Va., and Ward Slonecker of Buffalo, N.Y.;
eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three half- brothers and
Funeral rites will be conducted at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon at
the Ferry Funeral Home. The Rev. Edwin A. Stoddard of Richards will
officiate and internment will be held in the Moore cemetery.
From The Nevada Daily Mail -- Nevada, Missouri -- February 12, 1961
MRS. SLONECKER DIES
Mrs Lloyd E. (Ina) Slonecker, 64, Moundville resident, died at 3:09
o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Nevada Hospital where she had entered
for treatment on Saturday. Mrs. Slonecker had been ill for about two
She was born October 31, 1896 in Moorefield, Neb., the daughter of
Albert and Aurelia Moffett LaBounty. She was a retired schoolteacher. On
December 30, 1915 she was married in Moorefield, Neb., to Lloyd E,
Slonecker, who died Sept. 11, 1960.
Survivors include three sons, Dale Slonecker of California, Lloyd
Slonecker Jr., Virginia Beach, Va., and Ward Slonecker of Buffalo, N.Y.;
seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, stepmother, Mrs. Nora
LaBounty of Farnam, Neb.; two sisters, Mrs. C.R. Logan of Lincoln, Neb.,
and Mrs. Harold Ealy, Moorefield, Neb.; two brothers, Allan LaBounty of
Moorecroft, Wyo., and Marion LaBounty of Omaha.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:20 o'clock Wednesday afternoon
at the Ferry Funeral Home with the Rev. E.A. Stoddard of Milo
officiating. Internment will be in the Moore cemetery.
Mrs. Mary Ann Smith
MRS. MARY ANN SMITH PASSED AWAY TODAY
January 1, 1935 - Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri ,Newspaper
This Estimable Christian Woman Had Been a Resident of the This County
Funeral Service to Be Held Thursday Afternoon
Mrs. Mary Ann Smith, wife of A. M. Smith of this city, and a resident of
Vernon county since 1885, died at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning at the home,
336, North Cedar street, after a brief illness with pneumonia. Mrs.
Smith had not been well for many years but her condition was considered
critical. A week ago she suffered an attack of asthma but seemingly
improved until Sunday night when pneumonia developed.
Mrs. Smith who was before her marriage Mary Ann Riley, was born December
22, 1866, near Cedar Rapids, Ia, the daughter of Barney and Elizabeth
Riley. When she was eleven years old her parents moved to Missouri and
located in Platte county where they lived until 1885, when they came to
Vernon county and located on a farm near Moundville. On May 24, 1888,
Mary Ann Riley was married to A. M. Smith and they began housekeeping on
what is known as the Chambers farm, south of Nevada. Six children were
born to Mr. and Mrs. Smith and five of them survive their mother. Seven
years ago, Mrs. Smith took the responsibility of another family when her
son's wife, Mrs. C. L. Smith, died leaving three children, the youngest
of them eleven days old. Mrs. Smith had been a faithful member of the
Christian church for many years and she was also a member of the Royal
Surviving Mrs. Smith are her husband, three daughters, Miss Hattie
Smith, Miss Pearl Smith, and Mrs. L. L. Stratton of Nevada and C. L.
Smith of Kansas City, and four grandchildren, Eleanor Arlene, Betty
Jane, and Bobby Lee Smith of the home address, and Martha Ann Stratton.
She also leaves two brothers, John Riley of Glyndon, Minn, and James
Riley of Uncas, Okla.
Mrs. Smith's body was taken to the Ferry Funerall Home. The funeral
services will be held at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the First
Christian church and will be conducted by the Rev. Huell Warren, pastor.
Burial will be in Newton Burial Park.
Caleb Owen Yurk
NEVADA DAILY MAIL Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Caleb Owen Yurk, 18, Nevada, Mo., passed away Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, at
St. John's hospital in Kansas City, Kan. He was born Feb. 18, 1988, in
Nevada, to Owen Willis Yurk and Sheila Elaine Dirks Yurk. Caleb was a
lifelong resident of Nevada. He attended Nevada schools. Caleb was
currently employed by Aramark Foods Service at the Nevada Habilitation
Center. He was loved by all his family and friends.
Survivors include his parents, Owen Yurk and Sheila Yurk, Nevada; one
sister, Tonia Davis and her husband Bill, Bonaire, Ga.; paternal
grandmother, Ellen Yurk Nevada; maternal grandmother, Edith Dirks,
Barone Care Center; uncles and aunt, Bill Yurk, El Dorado Springs, Mo.,
Willard Yurk, Wichita, Kan., LuDeen and Michale Nichols, Bonaire, Ga.,
Mary and Noble Landis, Lenexa, Kan., and Floyd Dirks, Nevada; one niece
and nephew, Trinity Davis and Iszach Davis; numerous cousins and
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 2, at Ferry
Funeral Home, Nevada. Interment will follow in Welborn Cemetery,
Moundville. Friends may call now and until the hour of service and the
family will receive friends 7-8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the funeral