Monday, December 11, 2017

Obituary -- Heather Youngs-Woody 1977-2017

Heather M. Youngs-Woody was born January 29, 1977 in Albany, Missouri and passed away December 5, 2017 at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas at the age of 40.

Heather married Dan Woody on May 3, 2006. He survives of the home.

She is also survived by her daughter, Mickayla Woody, Albany; step-sons, Vyron Woody, Colorado; Albien Woody, Kentucky; parents, Carol and Steve Hopkins, Albany; brother, Slade Beagle, Grant City; step-brother, James Carlson; step-sister, Wendy Carlson; grandfather, J.C. Youngs, McFall; grandparents, Max and Dixie Hopkins, Albany; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Wanda (Maudie) Youngs.

Memorial Service: 2:00 PM January 6, 2018 at the Roberson-Polley Chapel, Albany.  Memorial Contributions:  Heather M. Youngs-Woody Memorial Fund to be used for medical expenses in care of the Roberson-Polley Chapel, 403 N. Hundley, Albany, MO 64402.

Obituary -- Edgar Robertson 1931-2017

Edgar E. Robertson was born to Elvin and Florence Robertson on October 27, 1931 in Worth County, Missouri. He departed this life on December 8, 2017 at his home in Fontanelle, Iowa at the age of 86.
Edgar was united in marriage to Opal “Jeane” Reynolds on September 5, 1951. He entered the Army on February 13, 1952 where he served for almost 21 years in Japan, Germany, Vietnam, and the United States as a cook and military police officer. During this time, three children were added to their union: William (“Bill”), Kenneth, and Jeanette. He retired from the military on December 1, 1972. Edgar and Jeane were married for 51 years until her passing in 2002.

Edgar joined Delores “Dee” Carns in marriage on September 18, 2004. They resided in Diagonal and Greenfield until his death. Edgar enjoyed many activities including fishing, hunting, playing guitar and singing. He took pleasure in being around other people and could frequently be seen attending dances in Creston, Greenfield and Mt. Ayr.

Edgar was preceded in death by his parents Elvin and Florence; brother David; sister Gladys; wife Jeane; son Bill; step-daughter Nancy; and other extended family members.

He will be remembered by his wife Dee; son Kenneth Robertson; daughter Jeanette Abrams and husband Michael; grandchildren Joshua Robertson, Payton Robertson, Austin and Justin Abrams; step-son Michael Carns; nieces, nephews, and friends.

Memorials are in his name to be decided later.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 12th at 2 pm at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr. Open Visitation will be from 12 noon to 8 pm Monday, December 11th with family present from 1 pm to 2 pm. Military Rites will be conducted by Morris Herrold Post 395 and the Iowa Honor Guard Unit. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr.

Obituary -- George Irvin Williams

George Irvin Williams, 92, of Maryville, MO, passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at the Veterans Home in Bellevue, NE.
George was born in Siam, IA, then lived and was raised in Hopkins, MO, where he graduated high school.  He lived in the Maryville area since the early 1940’s. 
George received his BS at Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, then his Masters of Science for Teachers at the University of Missouri/Columbia.  He taught Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Advanced Math for 20 years at the Maryville High School.  He also was a bookkeeper and had done the books and income tax preparation for many area businesses. 
His memberships included the First United Methodist Church, where he was the Treasurer and bookkeeper for many years.  He was a member, the bookkeeper, and Past Exalter Ruler of the Maryville Elks Lodge #760, and was also District Deputy of the Elks.  He was a lifetime member of the James Edward Gray American Legion Post 100, Maryville, and recently was a member of the Papillion NE, American Legion Post 32.
George was preceded in death by his wife, Margia M. (Cates) Williams, in 2006, they were married in Maryville in 1943, his siblings, and his son in law, Danny Fraze. 
He proudly served his country during WW II in the United State Army, and was honorably discharge in 1943.  
He is survived by his children, Beverly Diane Fraze, Maryville, MO, Michael I. (Joyce) Williams, LaVista, NE; 2 grandchildren, Julie (Dan) Hurley, and Nicholas Williams; 3 grandchildren, Kadeyn, Bridget and Alice.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM, Saturday, December 16, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church, Maryville, MO.  The burial will follow with full military honors in the Miriam Cemetery, Maryville.
The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 PM, Friday, December 15, 2017, at the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville, MO.
Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church, 102 N. Main Maryville, MO 64468; or the Elks Lodge #760, Scholarship Fund, 115 N. Main, PO Box 217, Maryville, MO 64468.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Obituary -- Stephen Wyer 1958-2017

Stephen Marion Wyer was born September 15th, 1958 to Marion and Helen Richardson Wyer. He went to be with his Lord December 7th, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital, surrounded by his family.

“Steve” graduated from Lafayette High School with the Class of 1976. He retired from Boehgringer Ingleheim and made his home in Sheridan, Missouri the past 1½ years.

Steve enjoyed a variety of music and movies. He loved to travel and enjoyed riding in a motorcycle side car with his church family. He will be sadly missed by all.

Preceding him in death were his parents and grandparents John Elmer and Cora Yates Richardson and Orvia and Adeline Boomgaarn Wyer.

Steve is survived by sisters Linda Zebelean of St. Joseph and Glenda Wyer of Sheridan; four nieces: Stacey Counts, Oregon (MO); Erin Nold, Helena (MO); Cicely Penland and Andrea Clark of St. Joseph; seven great-nieces, Paige and Madeline Nold; Ella and Emily Penland; Haylee Counts; Sage and Cayenne Ralston; and one great-nephew, Ryland Ralston; his loyal dog, Trixie, and a host of family and friends.

Memorial services were held Sunday, December 10th at 2 pm at the Sheridan United Methodist Church, Martin Farnan officiating. Inurnment will be at the Oxford Cemetery in Oxford at a later time. Arrangements are through the Midwest Transplant Network and Reflections Memorial in Kansas City.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Tiger Girls Hold Off East Harrison

Worth County’s girls built up a 34-23 lead after three quarters, outscoring East Harrison in every quarter to do so. But then they had to hold off a late Bobcat rally to win 40-36 against their district foes.

Kaylee McElvain led the scoring for the Tigers with 12 as they improved to 3-2 on the year. Anna Gladstone had 9 points and scored her first 3-pointer of the year. Regan Allee had 6, Jessi Badell had 4, Megan Cassavaugh, Kristin New, Merrideth Spiers, and Jill Hardy had 2, and Haley Hunt had 1. Nine different Tigers scored in the win.

Bubble Bursts for Tiger Boys Against Maryville

The bubble burst for the Worth County boys at the hands of Maryville Friday. Still playing without Cade Allee (calf), they made a game out of it for three quarters against the Spoofhounds before the bottom dropped out in the fourth and they fell 56-36. Worth County was within 21-20 at the half and only trailed 36-30 going into the fourth before being outscored 20-6.

Drake Kinsella had 14 to lead the Tigers. Jacob New had 8, Caleb Parman 6, Ryan McClellan 5, Mason Hawk 2, and Jaxon Anderson 1. Worth County was 6 of 16 from the line. They made six shots from behind the arc; Caleb Parman, Jacob New, and Drake Kinsella all had 2 for the Tigers.

Friday, December 8, 2017

NEN Boys Double Up Mustangs, Cap Busy Week

Northeast Nodaway’s boys completed a three game week by running the table and raising their record to 6-1. They started off by beating Nodaway-Holt and Stanberry, then finished it by doubling up North Nodaway 64-32 Friday.

North Nodaway looked like they were finally on the upswing following their win over DeKalb. They had hopes of building on that and disrupting NEN’s momentum. “Proffitt’s got a good program, and we’ve got to play our best game in order to stay with them,” said Coach Jake Shipman before the game. The two coaches are best friends, but always want to beat each other and are more wound up than usual when they coach against each other. But any hopes by Shipman that NEN would be spent by their 49-45 win over Stanberry the night before were dashed early.

Tips and steals were even for Friday’s game, but Northeast outrebounded North Nodaway 32-25. But it was who got the boards that mattered – Spencer Weir led the team with 10 for Northeast. That meant a lot of transition opportunities, a lot of assists (NEN had 17 assists to 6 for North Nodaway), and a lot of easy baskets. In addition, North Nodaway didn’t have an answer for Eli Scroggie, who scored 8 of his 10 points in the first quarter. Scroggie battled foul trouble the rest of the way, but by that time, it didn’t matter; NEN was too far ahead and everyone else was opened up.

Dylan Mildfeldt started getting to the rim early as well; all of NEN’s first 11 points were a result of either Mildfeldt pushing it up the floor, driving to the rim, or getting the ball to someone open as the Bluejays led 11-5 just three minutes into the game. Chet Spire got one inside to Eli Scroggie, Spencer Weir went coast to coast for a free throw after a quick shot from North Nodaway, Eli Scroggie got a tip to keep a possession alive to Cameron Staples, Spencer Weir got a defensive board and a quick outlet to Dylan Mildfeldt, who threw it back to Weir, and Cameron Staples got one into Eli Scroggie inside to make it 20-5 with 2:44 left.

Arron Coleman finally broke the run by taking a charge on defense, and North Nodaway finally started to get going. Cody Wood hit a 3-pointer as he slipped behind a screen and knocked one down from the baseline. Spencer Weir countered with an and-one three point play, but free throws from Cole Bird, Cody Wood, and Arron Coleman closed North Nodaway to within 23-12, as they threatened to follow the lead of the girls and get right back in it.

As one of the NEN players admitted, their legs were nearly spent from the Stanberry game, but every time North Nodaway would get a run going, they would find their second, third, and fourth wind and keep going. It didn’t help North Nodaway in the second quarter that Cole Bird, their leading scorer for Friday’s game and one of their top rebounders, picked up his third foul early in the second, forcing him to the bench.

North Nodaway had a chance to get under double digits, but NEN got a stop and Spencer Weir went coast to coast the other way and converted a 3-point play to spark a run that would last the rest of the half. Dylan Mildfeldt scored off a drive and a triple off a Weir kickout. Cody Wood scored off a drive to make it 31-14, but Dylan Mildfeldt scored a pullup, Spencer Weir scored on a fast break after Chet Spire aired one out, and Dylan Mildfeldt hit Brayden Welch inside to make it 38-16.

Logan Keho hit a free throw for North Nodaway, but then Spencer Weir hit a 3-pointer off a pass from Reed McIntyre, Mitchell Sherry hit a free throw, then got a putback at the buzzer despite being leveled and landing hard on his side, hitting the free throw to put NEN up 45-17.

Cole Bird returned for North Nodaway, Eli Scroggie picked up his fourth foul, and once again, the legs of NEN’s players were nearly spent to start the third. Bird hit from the baseline, added a putback, and scored an off-balance shot after Arron Coleman got him the ball. Arron Coleman added a drive and a triple off a pass from Austin Bird with 3:30 left in the third to make it 49-28, Proffitt was starting to get agitated, and North Nodaway was threatening to make a game of it.

But once again, North Nodaway couldn’t keep Spencer Weir off the boards and once again, he pushed it down the floor and found Dylan Mildfeldt open as North Nodaway would go scoreless until midway through the fourth. Spencer Weir scored off a Brayden Welch steal, Welch cut inside for a Cameron Staples pass, and Welch hit Mitchell Sherry to make it 57-28.

Dylan Mildfeldt dropped a triple from the top of the key after a pass from Chet Spire, Spencer Weir got a putback after a Spire steal (one of five on the night), and Dylan Mildfeldt got a pullup to give NEN its biggest lead of 64-28 with 5:31 left in the game.

Dylan Mildfeldt led the scoring for NEN with 20. Spencer Weir had 19, Eli Scroggie 10, Mitchell Sherry 6, Cameron Staples 5, and Brayden Welch 4.

Spencer Weir had 1 block for Northeast.

Spencer Weir had 10 boards for the Bluejays. Eli Scroggie and Cameron Staples had 5 each, Mitchell Sherry and Chet Spire 3, Dylan Mildfeldt, Reed McIntyre, and Brayden Welch had 2, and Nathan Schieber had 1.

Dylan Mildfeldt and Spencer Weir both had 4 assists for Northeast. Chet Spire had 3, Cameron Staples and Brayden Welch had 2, and Reed McIntyre and Eli Scroggie had 1.

Dylan Mildfeldt had 4 tips for NEN. Spencer Weir and Chet Spire had 2, while Eli Scroggie, Cameron Staples, Mitchell Sherry, and Nate Schieber had 1 each.

Chet Spire had 5 steals for the Bluejays. Brayden Welch, Dylan Mildfeldt, and Spencer Weir had 1 each.

For North Nodaway, Cole Bird had 10 points, Arron Coleman and Cody Wood 6 each, Tyler Bix 4, Karson Oberhauser and Ryan Riley 2 each, and Logan Keho 1.

Tyler Bix, Cole Bird, and Cody Wood each had 1 block.

Tyler Bix had 8 boards for North Nodaway. Cody Wood had 5 boards, Cole Bird, Ryan Riley, and Logan Keho each had 3, Arron Coleman had 2, and Karson Oberhauser had 1.

Arron Coleman had 2 assists, while Cole Bird, Austin Bird, Logan Keho, and Wyatt O’Riley had 1 each.

Cody Wood had 4 tips for North Nodaway. Tyler Bix had 3, Arron Coleman 2, and Cole Bird and Austin Bird 1 each.

Cody Wood had 3 steals for the Mustangs. Arron Coleman had 2, while Tyler Bix, Cole Bird, Karson Oberhauser, and Ryan Riley each had 1.