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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Obituary - Margaret Ketterman

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Margaret Ketterman
Margaret Ketterman, 96, Nevada, MO passed from this life on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada following a brief illness. Margaret was born June 16, 1919 in Vernon County, MO to Benjamin Perry and Minnie (Saathoff) Thompson. She was united in marriage to Earl Swope who preceded her in death in 1970. Margaret later married Finis Ketterman and they were married for 24 years before his passing.

Margaret was a lifetime resident of Vernon County. She was raised in the Walker area and attended school there. She was later employed by Key Work Clothes in Nevada for over 30 years until her retirement. As a child Margaret attended Berea Christian Church and in later years attended Horton Methodist Church. She especially loved being with her family and many friends.

Survivors include one daughter, Earlene Butler and her husband Howard, Nevada; one granddaughter, Terri Meyer and her husband Dick, Utah; two great-grandsons, Jason Claspill, Nevada, and Justin Claspill, Oklahoma City, OK; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, two sisters, two brothers, and great-grand dog “Charlie”.

Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2015 at Newton Burial Park in Nevada with Lawrence Cripps officiating. Friends may call now and until 1:30 p.m. on Friday at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

Those who wish may contribute in her memory to the Salvation Army or Horton Methodist Church in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

Updated Obituary - Edith White

Edith White
Funeral services for Edith White will be 11 a.m. Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Ron Dunlap officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, December 5 from 10-11 a.m. at Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Contributions to Butler Public Library.

Edith Lucene White, age 95 of Butler, Missouri died Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Breezy Meadows in Butler. She was born June 19, 1920 to Roy Castle and Stella Ritchey Baker in Butler.

Edith is survived by her daughter, Margaret Alexander and husband Jim of Russellville, Arkansas; six grandchildren, Pat Stevens and husband Terry, Rejena Hairston and husband Eddie, David Alexander, Joel Alexander, Kimberly Russell and husband Robert and Patrick White and wife Jenessa; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Ernest; and one son, Kenneth.

Updated Obituary - Thomas Christopher Hartley

Thomas "Tommy" Christopher Hartley
Thomas Christopher Hartley
Thomas Christopher Hartley, age 29, passed away Saturday, November 28, 2015. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 3, 2015, 2:00 P.M. at Vansant Mills Chapel. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Thomas Hartley Memorial Fund, for his children, and may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences and fond memories may be left online at

Tommy was born to William and Terry (Decker) Hartley on August 28, 1986 in Independence, Missouri. He graduated from Calhoun High School in 2006, attended Tulsa Welding School, and completed a two year pipefitters apprenticeship. Tommy loved the "Blues" and played the guitar. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Tommy enjoyed working with his chainsaw and welder. He loved all things "Harley Davidson". Tommy loved his friends, they were like his brothers and sister to him. He cherished his time with his wife and children. He was always willing to help anyone at anytime.

Tommy was preceded in death by his grandparents; step-father, Donald "Star" Hanks; and uncle, Bob Hartley.

He is survived by his wife Amanda (Kimzey) Hartley; sons, Gunner Keeran, Keegan Hartley, and Kayden Hartley; parents, Terry and Bill Hartley; sister, Tammi Shaffer; niece and nephew, Lyric and Chord Shaffer.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, Missouri.