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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Update on Kameron Williams 2/4/17

2/4/17 - Wanted to give a quick update. Kam was taken off the ventilator today. He is working hard to stay off of it. 

So far his oxygen levels are good. This is not an easy journey for him. His lungs are bruised and have been through alot. 

He works hard to regain his muscles for coughing up the lung junk that settles while on the ventilator. 

He is still not able to have visitors beyond immediate Family but cards would be appreciated. He is getting better a little at a time. 

Please keep praying. - Courtesy of Heather  #kamfam

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Updated Obituary - Karen J. Elliott

Karen J. Elliott
Karen J. Elliott, age 46, of Deepwater, MO, died at her home, on February 1, 2017.

Karen was born in Kansas City, MO to Carl and Carol ‘Lee’ Elliott. Karen lived most of her life in Calhoun, MO.

Karen loved animals, especially her dog, Pickles. She enjoyed rock music and loved attending concerts. She liked to shop and travel. She and her Aunt Cathy shared a special trip to Hawaii in 2014. Karen especially loved her family.

Karen is survived by her brothers, Dwayne, Jeff, Chris, and Danny; her sister, Cathy; step-mom, Pat Elliott; aunts, uncles, great-aunts, great-uncles, several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and her longtime friend, Eddie Seymour.

Karen was preceded in death by her mother and father and uncles, Steve and Joe.

A memorial service is planned for a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the ‘Karen Elliott Memorial Fund’ and left in care of Consalus Funeral Home, 209 S. 2nd , Clinton, MO 64735.

Obituary - Lois M. Cox

Lois M. Cox
Lois M. Cox, 86, Arvada, CO, formerly of the Nevada area, passed away on January 25th, 2017 at Almost Like Home Memory Care Facility in Arvada, CO. She was born on July 24, 1930 at home in Vernon County to Landon William Palmer and Mary Harris Palmer. She graduated from Nevada High School in 1948.

Lois married her high school sweetheart on September 17, 1949 in Nevada, MO. She was a housewife and mother.

Survivors include two sons – Ed Cox and his wife LaDonna of Ft. Scott, KS and Bill Cox and his wife Nancy Ing of College Station, TX; two daughters -Kathi Likes of Arvada, CO and Kay Afshar and her husband David Afshar of Hollister, MO; six grandchildren – Sarah Cox, Bobby Afshar, Dusty Afshar, Aurora Cox, Kaleb Afshar and Westley Cox; one sister Joan Laos and many nieces and nephews.

Lois was preceded in death by her husband Vernon Cox, her sister Jane Waldrip, and her brother Robert Palmer.

Memorial services are to be held at a later date under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

Memorials are suggested to Barone Alzheimer’s Care Center in Nevada in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

Amoret man seriously injured in Bates County Crash

On 2/4/17 around 3:00pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County along with Bates County Sheriffs Deputies, Bates County EMS and Amoret Fire Department responded to a one vehicle accident on Missouri Y Highway around one mile North of County Road 3002 in rural Amoret.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2009 Chevrolet Impala driven by 76 year old Alvin L. Wiley of Amoret, Missouri was traveling South on Route Y when he traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a ditch. 

The vehicle became airborne, crossed a field entrance and struck the ground. The vehicle returned to the roadway and traveled to the residence of Mr. Wiley.

Alvin L. Wiley sustained serious injuries in this accident and he was transported by private vehicle to the Bates County Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The vehicle received extensive damages and it was driven to the owners residence.

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Obituary - Keana Lorene Querry

Keana Lorene Querry
Keana Lorene Querry, age 16, La Cygne, Kansas died Friday, February 3, 2017. She was born on February 19, 2000 at the Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, Kansas the daughter of Chad and Kathy Louise Nash Querry. 

She was a junior at Prairie View High School where she was on the basketball and cheer teams. She had competed in softball, wrestling and dance. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Claude and Norma Querry, and, maternal grandparents, George and Mary Nash. She is survived by her parents, Chad Querry and Kathy Louise Querry, two sisters, Leah and Skyler Querry, several aunts, uncles and extended family.

Funeral service will be held at 11 am Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel. Burial will be in the Brooklyn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm Tuesday at the funeral home. 

The family suggests contributions to the Keana Querry Memorial Fund, c/o Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, P.O. Box 304, La Cygne, Kansas 66040. On line condolences for the family can be left at Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel.

Obituary - Kathleen K. Goss

Kathleen K. Goss, 66, Harrisonville, Missouri departed this life on Friday, February 3, 2017 at the Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City, Missouri.

Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

A complete obituary and service time will be published when the information becomes available.

KUDOS: Butler business hits 61 year mark

Taking a walk around the Butler square a half century ago, and taking the same walk now, you'd find this business in the same location, operating under the same name.

Inside that store you'll find two familiar faces, eagerly waiting to help you find what you need- Don and JoAnn LeNeve. That store is LeNeve's TV & Appliance on the west side, and with it comes some 61 years of business history centered here in Bates County.

From the humble beginnings, Rich Hill native JoAnn Littlefield and Don LeNeve of Hume were married February 11th, 1956 and just a few months later the newlyweds opened their first store in Rich Hill. 

Some vintage radios on display at LeNeve's
Reflecting back, the LeNeve's smiled as they recalled building rent of about $22 a month. "Times were sure different then" chuckled Don. "In those days, we mostly sold radios and televisions. And did service and repairs.  A service call was $2.50 plus parts of course".

Their business grew and a short time later it was determined a larger, more centralized location was needed; and the northeast corner of the Butler square was just that spot. Then, in 1960 the LeNeve's moved into their present location at 4 N. Delaware street.

From there forward, things moved right along. Don and JoAnn welcomed a daughter, Tammy (Heiman) into the family. Later, Don's brother Marion joined forces in the store, bringing appliances into the offering of the LeNeve lineup. 

Don and JoAnn Leneve 
At this point, the store fully consumed both halves of the building, appliances on one side, TV's and electronics on the other, storage and electronics service technicians in the back. For quite some time this was the arrangement. But like everything else, times change.

In the 1980's, big box stores began offering televisions and electronics, which gave less incentive for folks to make their way to the Butler square. Likewise, the television repair business has gone mostly by the wayside. There's also heavy competition in the appliance business. 

Anyone else might have considered closing the doors a long time ago. But being resourceful, the LeNeve's have managed to transform the family operation to better fit the market. 

And with it came a little fun as JoAnn pointed out- "Some time ago, I took over the south half of the building" as she points her inventory "JoAnn's Gifts and collectibles". And sure enough, you'll find things there you simply won't find elsewhere in the area. And certainly not in box stores. 

Running her business includes a couple of trips to Dallas each year to purchase more inventory and the smile on her face is proof she's passionate about it.

So what about everything else? The LeNeve's have shifted their appliance business to mostly include 'scratch and dent' inventory. The benefit? Substantial savings. One good example on display today was a Crosley refrigerator with a minor scratch that was well out of view. And the unit comes with a 10 year warranty, making it a very hard deal to beat.

The next time you're on the Butler square, make it a point stop in and congratulate Don and JoAnn and take a look around. It's a stop that could save you money, while enjoying the company of two of Butler's finest entrepreneurs.

Harrisonville Man who robbed and bound up 70 year old woman left behind 5 fingerprints

Dustin Kellogg
A man from Harrisonville, Missouri is accused of robbing and binding up a 70-year-old woman in her home southeast of Marshfield. Law enforcement officers caught up with Dustin Kellogg, 33, after he turned in himself to a jail in Liberty on charges unrelated to his crimes in Webster County.

The victim of this crime came home from a shopping trip at mid-afternoon on Jan. 22. As she walked in through her garage, she noticed a gun in her car in the garage. 

A man with a knife then ran out of her home, forced her inside, held her hostage at gunpoint and knife-point, and bound her hands and ankles with clear packing tape. The woman said the man stole the jewelry from her hands.

Before the robber left, the man disconnected the phones in the house. He then stole the woman’s truck. The woman called for help after she was able to free herself about 45 minutes later.

The thief got into the woman’s home by shattering the back door. He ransacked her bedroom and bathroom and stole jewelry, medicine and cash. Detectives also found he apparently tried to hot-wire the car in the garage; its ignition had been ripped out so the car was no longer drive able.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab checked the packing tape for fingerprints and matched five prints to Kellogg’s prints, which were in a law enforcement data bank after previous arrests, according to the probable cause statement used as the basis of the charges against Kellogg. Kellogg was out of prison on probation after serving time for a conviction in 2012 for first-degree property damage in Cass County. He also served prison time and probation for a conviction in Vernon County in 2004 for possession of a controlled substance.

Webster County Sheriff Roye Cole says Kellogg believed he got away with his crimes near Marshfield, which is why he voluntarily surrendered at the Clay County jail. He says Webster County detectives interviewed Kellogg in Liberty this week and found him “fairly cooperative.” The sheriff says it appears they may be able to recover the stolen jewelry belonging to the woman from Webster County. He also said she picked Kellogg’s photo out of a photo lineup.

Mr. Kellogg was still in the Clay County jail on Friday after being charged on Jan. 24 with tampering with a motor vehicle, two days after the robbery in Webster County. When he's eventually jailed in Webster County, his bond will be $500,000.

Kellogg is charged in Webster County with first-degree robbery, which could bring him a prison sentence of 10 to 30 years; armed criminal action, which carries of prison term of three years or more; first-degree kidnapping, which carries of prison term of five to 15 years, of which 85 percent or more has to be served; first-degree tampering with a vehicle, which carries a prison sentence up to seven years; and first-degree property damage, which carries a prison sentence up to four years.

One injured in rural Vernon County house fire

On Thursday evening around 7:30pm the Deerfield Fire Department with mutual aide assistance of the Nevada Fire Department and Compton Junction Fire Department responded to a house fire located on Route O Highway around 1/2 mile West of CR 900 in rural Vernon County.

The fire was said to be a total loss and one of the three occupants in the home a man who was later identified as Johnny Mann sustained serious injuries and he was transported to Mercy Hospital Burn Unit in Springfield, Mo.

The other occupants in the home escaped injury and the America Red Cross Volunteers were brought in to help them. After investigation the cause of the fire involved a kerosene heater used to provide heat in the rental home.

Mid America Live News will update with the condition of Mr. Mann when more information is made available to us.

Obituary - Peggy Sue Danahy

Peggy Sue Danahy, 76, Creighton, Missouri departed this life on Friday, February 3, 2017 at the Lee's Summit Medical Center, Lee's Summit, Missouri.

Visitation will be 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri.

Graveside service will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 10, 2017 at the Union Hill Cemetery, West Plains, Missouri.

A complete obituary will be published when it becomes available.