Raymond Hensley, 83, El Dorado Springs, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 13, at the Community Nursing Home. He was born in Warner, OK on Aug. 9, 1917, the son of Chesley and Lenora Curry Hensley.
Raymond moved to Yuba City, CA in 1933 and became a large farmer and rancher in Sutter County. He was one of the founders and a member of the Sutter County Sheriff's Mounted Posse for years.
Raymond was a United State World War II veteran.
Raymond relocated to El Dorado Springs in 1991.
He is survived by his wife, Jessie of the home; one son, Don York of El Dorado Springs; one daughter, Raylene Palacz of Paradise, CA.; one sister, Lucy Hensley of Santa Rosa, CA.; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Raymond was preceded in death by his four brothers, Newton, James, Thomas and H.B.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Hopewell Cemetery near Montrose with Jeff Randleman officiation. Internment will be in the Hopewell Cemetery under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home.
VINCIL WAYNE ELLIS
Vincil "Wayne" Ellis, 68, El Dorado Springs, passed away Friday evening Aug. 4, 2000 at Moore-Few Nursing home in Nevada, after a stoke put him into a deep sleep in June.
He was born in Cedar County on Aug. 22, 1931, the only child of the late Charley and Ethelene (Wallace) Ellis who had a farm in Cedar County near Olympia. He was married Nov. 25, 1961, to Doris Evelyn Coleman and became the step-father to her children and has been a loving father to Ricky D. White and Vicky D. (White) Livengood for the past 39 years.
Wayne served his country in the United States Army. He was employed over 35 years at Mid-America Dairy until his retirement. There he leaves many close friends.
Wayne had many hobbies he loved- hunting, fishing, taxidermy, farming and traveling to name a few.
Surviving are his wife, Doris, his kids, Rick D. White and Vicky D. (White) Livengood; five granddaughters- Jackie, Allyscia, Lacy, Nicky and Emily, all of Nevada. Daughter-in-law, Vicky McFarland White, who was his primary care giver while in Moore-Few, "Bless You Vicky", an ex-son-in-law, Brent Livengood, who was family for 18 years, cousins- Carl McCallister, Terry Wallace, Carole Wallace, Neva Huff and Dean Gray, all in the area, and aunt Eva Stemper, El Dorado Springs. Other relatives and many friends he will be missed by all who love him.
Vincil Wayne Ellis will have his ashes scattered in the mountains as he wished, with no services. Cards or flowers may be sent in care of Vicky Livengood, 301 S. Oak #3 Nevada, MO 64772.
EVERETT MARION HALLAM
Everett Marion Hallam, 83, the son of Charles D. and Minnie May (O'Fallon) Hallam was born Dec. 16, 1916, in Dederick and passed from this life on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at the Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City.
Everett attended school in Harwood, and was one of the graduates of the Class of 1935. After graduation Everett served and worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps before entering the military in 1942 serving in the Army Air Force. It was while serving our country in England that Everett met and married Joan F. Croston on May 7, 1945, in Newton-le-Willows. After the war, Everett returned to the United States with his bride moving to the Harwood area to begin farming. To their union four children were born, two sons and two daughters. Everett served for several years as a school board member for the Schell City school district, as well as being a member of the Harwood Royal Neighbors and attending the Harwood Methodist Church. His hobbies included fishing, reading and being with his family.
Survivors include two sons, Louis Hallam- Nixa and Kenneth Hallam- Harwood; two daughters, Donna Harding- Muskogee, OK and Karen Coy-Harwood; one half-sister, Ruby Carter Yale, OK, 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Everett was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and his wife, Joan, who passed away Nov. 23, 1989.
Services were held Monday, Aug. 14, at the United Methodist Church in Schell City with Pastor Frank Claiborne officiating. Musical selections were provided by Diane Eslinger and Ida Vee Clairborne. Pallbearers were Jerry Coy, Joey Coy, Ryan Hallam, Rodger Wheeler, Tristan Hallam and David Holden. Honorary pallbearers were Red Bellinghausen, B.D. Dickbreder, Tom Smith, Joe Bell and Devon Prescott. Interment was in the Lefler Cemetery in Harwood, with military honors provided by the Western Missouri Area Military Funeral Honors Program. Services were under the direction of the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, in Schell City. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association in care of the funeral home.
KENNETH L. WITHEM
Kenneth was blessed with a very large immediate and extended family of 22 brothers and sisters. They have maintained their strong sense of family through the years by attending regular family reunions. Ken loved those opportunities to visit, laugh and catch up on family news. He enjoyed playing cards with family and friends, listening to vintage country music and traveling.
Ken began his lifelong love of cars and working with machinery in adolesence. He went on to be an auto mechanic in the U.S. Marine Corps and served on Guan, Okinawa and China during WWII.
He was never a man to complain about the bumps in the road. He just calmly drove over them and drove on. He wasnt a man to gossip or belittle others. He was not a person to ever raise his voice in anger at another person.
One of the luckiest days of his life was June 25, 1957, when he married the woman he had fallen in love with, Viola. Vi had two small daughters, Lousie and Sandy. From the moment they were married, he also had two daughters. This week those two daughters are saying goodbye to the best father imaginable. They feel truly blessed with his love, his sense of humor and his goodness. He is, and always will be their definition of a good man.
Ken had a marvelous sense of humor that remained with him through his final days. Often during his hospitalization, his humor cheered up those who came to cheer him up. On Dec. 23, 1934 he was baptized at Logan Christian Church in Logan, Iowa. On Aug. 9, 2000 he went home to be with the Lord.
Kenny will be deeply missed by his family and friends who have gathered this week to mourn his passing. A moving memorial service was given by Brother G.H. Sublett at the First Baptist of El Dorado Springs.
BERNECE MAYE KIGER
Bernece Maye Kiger, 81, Harwood, passed away at the Moore-Few Nursing Home in Nevada on Feb. 20, 2003.
Bernece was married to Raymond Kiger and they maintained a farm in Harwood until his death in 1984. She stayed on the farm for many years until her health forced her to move into the nursing home. Bernece loved the farm and enjoyed working it. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.
Survivors include one son, Lonnie Kiger, of the home; one brother, Burton Fisher - Nevada; two sisters, Clarice Wanita Baker - Springfield, and Mary R. Cardovia - California.
Services were held on Monday, Feb. 24, at the Lefler Cemetery, Harwood, with Rev. Brent Bland officiating. Services were under the direction of Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home.
JERRY WAYNE TENNILL
Jerry Wayne Tennill, 63, Arcola, an assembler for General Motors in Leeds, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at his home.
Services will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs, with burial in Freeman - Holsapple Cemetery near Collins.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, At Sheldon Funeral Home before the service.
MERRILL WALDRON BUCKLES
Merrill Waldron Buckles, 72, Amarillo, TX, formerly of El Dorado Springs, passed away April 14, 2003.
Mr. Buckles was born Feb. 23, 1931, in Kiowa, KS, to Dwight Eli and Gladys Alva Hendricks Buckles. He served in the US Air Force from 1951 to 1955. He was a member of the Amarillo Police Department from 1955 to 1959, was director of the Amarillo Animal Shelter from 1959 to 1976, and a deputy with Potter County Sheriff's Office from 1976 to 1990. He was a member of Palo Duro Masonic Lodge and Mescalero Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Estelle, of the home; two daughters, Susan Dunlap and Cynthia Fesler - both of Amarillo, TX; seven sons - Daniel Buckles and Paul Buckles - both of Amarillo, TX, Steve Buckles - Pontotoc, MS, Patrick Scott - Canyon, TX, Chuck Scott - Lewiston, ID, Bill Scott - Amarillo, TX, and Jim Scott - Amarillo, TX; 21 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Curtis Buckles - Kansas; one sister - Mauricia and her husband, Roy Reeves - Kansas; and two special friends, Linda Henry and Erin Smitherman - both of Canyon, TX.
He was preceded in death by his father in 1991; his mother in 1994; and an infant sister in 1928.
Services will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in Mescalero Baptist Church, with Rev. Kevin Oakley, pastor, officiating.
Memorials are suggested to the Mescalero Baptist Church parking lot fund.
MADALYN B. CORBIN
Madalyn Brown Corbin, 95, Golden, CO, passed away April 5, 2003, at Bear Creek Health Care Facility in Morrison, CO. She was born March 3, 1908, in Kansas to Albert and Bessie (Callahan) Brown. She was a resident of Colorado since 1917 and had lived in Golden since 1943.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Torrence White Corbin; a son, Henry Huffham “Hank” Corbin; a daughter, Carmen Luann (Corbin) Moreland; a grandson, Henry Richard “Rick” Corbin; a great-great-grandson, Torrence White Corbin II; and a son-in-law, Bill Bennetts.
She is survived by her son, Dean Corbin and his wife, Ruthie - Harrisonville; daughters, Dixie Bennetts - Fruita, CO, Arlene Munyon and her husband, Jess - Golden, CO, and Virginia Durbin and her husband, Lee - Golden, CO; son-in-law, R.C. Moreland - Idaho; 20 grandchildren, including Rhonda Wallen - El Dorado Springs, Renn Corbin - Schell City, and Randy Corbin - Carl Junction; 53 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Services were held Wednesday, April 9, at Olinger Woods Chapel, 1100 Washington Avenue, Golden, CO, with granddaughter, Diana Morgan officiating. Pallbearers were her grandsons - Rock Bennetts, Doug Bennetts, Jim Bennetts, Chris Bennetts, Randy Corbin, Renn Corbin, Leon Durbin, Keith Moreland, Robert Munyon and Monty Munyon, with burial in Pleasant Park Cemetery, Conifer, CO.
In lieu of flowers, contributions were suggested to Volunteers of America, Meals on Wheels, 8755 West 14th Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80215.
MARGARET EVELYN CUBBAGE
Margaret Evelyn (Neely) Cubbage, 81, Nevada, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at Mercy Hospital, Ft. Scott, KS, following a lengthy illness. She was born Oct. 21, 1921, in El Dorado Springs, to Reuben A. Neely and Vernie McMillian Neely. She married Ermon Earl Cubbage on June 28, 1942, in Nevada, in a double ceremony with her sister, Rena, marrying Ermon's brother, Emery. Ermon survives of the home.
Following marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Cubbage spent their entire 60 years together on their Rt. 2, Nevada, farm. She loved her family most of all. She was a homemaker, loved to cook, especially known for hot rolls, pies and angel food cake. She gardened, raised chickens and ducks, drove tractors and grain trucks and bought baby calves. She was a member of the Walker Christian Church.
Survivors in addition to her husband, include one daughter, Bobbie Jean Hamersley, and her husband, Eddie - Walker; one son, Donald Cubbage, and his wife, Vernille - Nevada; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rena Cubbage and Joan Markham - both of El Dorado Springs; one brother, Ruben E. Neely - Walker; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Elmer Neely; two sisters, Grace Neely and Nora Phillips; and one granddaughter, Sherri Cubbage Prewitt.
Services were held, Thursday, April 10, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with Tim Brewer and Rev. Alan Black officiating. Interment followed in Newton Burial Park under direction of Ferry Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to the Walker Christian Church in care of Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada, MO 64772.