Wanda LaVera (Fowler) Turner passed away peacefully on April 14, 2017, at the age of 84 years. She was in Hospice Care at the Hermitage Nursing and Rehab Center in Hermitage, MO.
Wanda was born January 18, 1933 at home in Pittsburg, MO and was welcomed by her sister Iona who was 7 years old. They were the best of friends their entire lives. Wanda was saved at an early age as a member of the Pittsburg Missionary Baptist Church and in later years transferred to the Antioch Christian Church. She attended grade school at Nemo, Fox Ridge, Pittsburg Community Center, and then went on to graduate from Hermitage High School in 1951. She was a member of the basketball team while at Hermitage High School. Wanda worked at the Bank of Urbana until her marriage to Ralph “Gene” Turner on August 16, 1952. They lived in Kansas City for seven years until their son Paul was born on March 13, 1959. In 1960 they decided to move back home to raise their son in Hickory County.
Wanda and her mom, Rose, ran the Fowler Variety Store in Pittsburg from 1960-1965. She also worked in the Hermitage School Cafeteria during Paul’s High School years. Wanda and Gene were blessed to have 62 years together. She felt like she had a wonderful life. Her favorite hobby was talking to Gene and others about Hickory County’s who’s who and what was. She loved the phone calls she got about questions from the past and loved sharing her pictures.
Wanda was preceded in death by her husband Gene; her parents, Romey and Rose (Russell) Fowler; her sister, Iona Floyd; and her nephew, Brandell Floyd. She is survived by her son, Paul & wife Mary Turner of Pittsburg, MO; her cousin, Barbara Solomon and family of Long Beach, CA; and many nephews, nieces, great-nephews, and great-nieces. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Chapel with Pastor Donald Hart officiating. Escorts will be Tim Turner, Logan Brown, Preston Pippen, Fred Turner, Randy Turner, and Harry Lee Pitts. Honorary escorts will be Mike Klick, Myron Floyd, and David Reynolds. Interment will be in the Antioch Cemetery under the direction of the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home of Urbana. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Antioch Cemetery Fund and left at the Funeral Home.
The adventure that was to be the life of Iva Susan began in Sulphur Springs, Arkansas on May 9, 1949. Sue enjoyed the simple things in life, for her to give a gift was as exciting as it was to receive one. She loved to dance. While Sue loved all music, to her the sweetest music in all of the world was the sound of the laughter of her family, the sound of the leaves in the trees, and the sound of rain. Sue could turn the simplest thing into a "unique" masterpiece. She enjoyed taking pictures and could spend hours drawing, painting or coloring.
Sue was preceded in death by her parents Fran Hoover and Charles Millender , as well as, one son Michael Paul Dean.
Left behind is Sue's husband of 39 years Mike Dean and 2 grandsons to whom she was both a Grammy and a mom, Logan and Brendan Dean. Sue will always be lovingly remembered by her remaining children Danyel & Brian Warne of Sinaloa, México, Jobi George of Arkansas, Ken & Priscilla Philpott of Kansas, Susan & Josh Edge of Missouri and John Patrick Dean of Missouri.
Her other 22 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren will miss her immensely. There was always an "adventure" to be had with Grammy.
Cremation rites were accorded under the direction of the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home of Buffalo.
Lois Evelyn (Parrish) Marriott, daughter of the late Jack & Thelma (Sorenson) Parrish, was born on March 11, 1931 in Wyandotte County, KS, and departed this life on April 28, 2017 at her home in Overland Park, KS. At the time of her passing she was 86 years, 1 month, and 16 days of age.
Evelyn was reared and attended school in Wyandotte County, KS. She was married at a young age and moved to Fort Scott, KS, where she raised her daughter and son. She was a seamstress and made cakes for all occasions. She was very involved in her children’s school activities. After her divorce, she moved back to Wyandotte County where she met and was united in marriage to Dudley Marriott. They retired to Galmey, MO where they lived until Dudley’s passing. After his passing, Evelyn moved back to Wyandotte County to be close to her daughter.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband Dudley; one daughter, Trudy Marie Parrish; her parents; four brothers, Donald Parrish, Doyle Parrish, Mack Parrish, and Charles Parrish; and one sister, Virginia Craig. She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia & husband Stephen Briles; her son, Samuel Jack Byers, II; one brother, Edward Parrish; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She also leaves other family members and many friends who will all truly miss her.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 1, 2017 at Dooley Bend Cemetery under the direction of the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home of Urbana with Pastor Stephen Briles officiating.
David Erwin Moore aka "Doc" was born in Columbia, MO to Charles and Cathern Moore on September 30, 1953. He attended school in Buffalo, at Missouri State and the University of Missouri Columbia. He was a veterinarian for 39 years, a job he dearly loved working with people he considered family. He was a larger than life character with his bushy mustache, accent and loyal heart.
As a young man, he rode horses, played football, fished and played pool. As an adult he did several things for fun, he liked to play video games, basketball, cards and listen to town talk. David loved music. He attended numerous concerts but was quick to tell you that he had seen Elvis. David was a season ticket holder of Missouri State Men’s Basketball. He followed the team to tournaments in Alaska, Texas and Puerto Vallarta.
In 2004 he called Janet Indermuehle and said, "I've wanted to go on a date with you for 35 years. Will you go out with me?" They were married in 2005.Together they traveled the world, covering all seven continents in 7 years He made friends all over the world and planned several trips to include his travel buddies. His favorite trip was to Africa.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Buffalo, MO which he attended all his life. Faith was his strength and hope during his illness. The family wants to thank everyone for their prayers, meals, cards and help. May God return your blessings to you.
Since his diagnosis in 2014, David battled cancer with many caring and countless hands. Please know, your support and loving care is beyond measure. Special thanks to the Carrie J Babb Cancer Center in Bolivar, MO, Dr. Leo, Dr. Brown, Dr. Woodall, Chantel Carter and Abigal Potter.
He is survived by his beloved wife Janet; his three sons, Joe, Sam and Dan; his step-mother, Joan Moore; his step-kids, Cheyenne and Tyler; his sister Susan; his brother Chris; his grandsons, Aidan, Isaac and Alex; aunts, nephews and nieces, and countless other family and friends.
A visitation service will be held at 1;30 pm with a memorial service following at 2;30 pm on May the 13th at First Baptist Church, Buffalo, Mo. Anyone wishing to contribute to a memorial fund may do so to the First Baptist Church. Cremation rites were accorded under the direction of the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home of Buffalo.