KENNETH RAY MERSHON, SR.
Kenneth Ray Mershon, Sr., died Sunday Nov. 5, 2000 in Kingman. He was
62. Mr. Mershon was born Feb. 25, 1938 in Rocky, Okla. He was a U.S. Air
Force veteran. He worked for Mohave County as the regional cook for the
Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center from 1985-1999.
Mr. Mershon is survived by; his wife, JoAnne Mershon of Kingman; two
sons, Kenneth Mershon, Jr. of Kingman and Bill Moore of Zanesville, Ohio;
three daughters, Tammy Capps of Orange, Calif., Wendy Campbell of Mission
Viejo, Calif., and Catherine Moore of Kingman; one brother, Wayne Mershon
of Kingman; two sisters, Delores Wiley of Ridgecrest, Calif., and Barbara
Wells of Cordell, Okla.; one aunt; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by his parents, Della and Leon Mershon.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday Nov. 11, 2000 at 2:30 p.m.
at Kingman First Assembly of God, 1850 Gates Ave. Pastor Dan Briles will
conduct the service, which will include a special song presentation by
Mr. Mershon's niece, Lisa McKeever.
NANCY JEAN MAXWELL
Nancy Jean Maxwell died Tuesday Nov 7, 2000 in Kingman. She was 65.
Mrs. Maxwell was born Feb. 17, 1935 in Torrey, Utah. She was a homemaker
and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. She
also served as a volunteer at the ARC Thrift Shop.
Mrs. Maxwell is survived by; her husband, Larry Maxwell of Kingman;
one son, Vernon Maxwell of Kingman; two daughters, Linnie Risolo of Chino,
Calif., and Karen Cashon of Las Vegas, Nev.; five brothers, Ray Behunin
of Lakeland Fla.; Kent Behunin of Pleasant Grove, Utah, Bob Behunin of
Cedar City Utah, David Berry of Ivins, Utah, and Rex Berry of Tooele, Utah;
four sisters, Phyllis Taber of Bridgeport, Calif., Edna McEwan of Provo,
Utah, Nadine Mello of Kingman and Ila Rae Perrine of Cerritos, Calif.;
four grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by: one brother, Alvaro Behunin and her parents.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, 2000,
at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Bishop David Berry will officiate. Cremation
will be handled by Sutton Crematory.
Irene Simms died Saturday Nov. 11, 2000 in Kingman. She was 86. Mrs.
Simms was born Nov. 8, 1914 in Maysville, Ky. She was a homemaker and a
member of the Church of the Nazarene in Kingman.
Mrs. Simms is survived by; three daughters, Norma Whitton of Kingman,
Maxine Flowers of Phoenix, and Barbara Lohrey of Kingman; one sister Evelyn
Kalb of Florence, Ky.; 17 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and six
great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Janice
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, 2000,
at Sutton Memorial Home. Funeral services will be held at the same location
at 2 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 19, 2000. Pastor Thomas Paine will officiate.
Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Symmes Township, Ohio.
DOROTHY HELEN SAGER
Dorothy Helen Sager of Kingman died Thursday Nov 9, 2000 in Phoenix.
She was 57. Mrs. Sager was born Sept. 9, 1943 in McCook, Neb. She was a
Mrs. Sager is survived by; one daughter, Eleanor Knoebel of Arvada,
Colo.; one son, Richard Jernberg of Wheatridge, Colo.; one brother, John
Dunbar II of Juliette, Ill., and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until noon on Wednesday Nov. 15,
2000, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be private. Cremation will be handled by Sutton
DAVID ALLEN RUNDLE
David Allen Rundle of Kingman died Monday Nov 6, 2000. He was 53. Mr.
Rundle was born in Wisconsin. He lived in Kingman for more than 20 years,
and he worked as a motorcycle mechanic.
Mr. Rundle is survived by; his wife Yvonne "Bunny" Rundle; two stepsons,
Stacy Muchow and John Caldwell, both of Oklahoma; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by on stepdaughter, Donna Muchow.
A memorial gathering will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 18,
2000, at 4867 Christy Drive.
ELIZABETH H. BROWN
Elizabeth H. Brown died Saturday Nov 18, 2000, at the Arizona Pioneers
Home in Prescott. She was 89. Mrs. Brown was born May 11, 1911 in Warrensburg,
N.Y. She was a registered nurse. She moved to Tucson in 1953 from Milwaukee,
Wisc., then took a position at Mohave General Hospital in Kingman. She
was active in the Prescott United Methodist Church.
She is survived by; three daughters, Jean M. Williams of Reynoldsburg,
Ohio, Mary M. Mackler of Manteca, Calif., and Anna H. Preisnere of Berry
Creek, Calif.; one son, Don L. McStroul of Portland, Ore.; 12 grandchildren;
and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Don in 1959.
Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday Nov 21, 2000,
at the Arizona Pioneers Home in Prescott. Services will follow at 3 p.m.
WALTER L. RAYMOND
Walter L. Raymond died Saturday Nov. 18, 2000 in Kingman. He was 75.
Mr. Raymond was born June 13, 1925 at Steam Rock, Iowa. He was an electrician
who worked in the natural gas business. He had also worked for the Duval
Mine, after moving to Mohave County from Iowa. He served as a lieutenant
in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Mr. Raymond is survived by; his wife, Modine Raymond of Kingman, three
daughters, Debbie Kuhlman of Golden Valley, Margo Tayriuen of Bartlesville,
Okla., and Myrna Steinhoff of Kingman; one son Dewey Miner of Kingman;
two sisters, Alice Franklin of Des Moines, Iowa, and Betty Hayungs of Rudd,
Iowa; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and High 12, joined the Shriners
Club, worked for the Kingman Area Food Bank as a volunteer, and he flew
Visitation will be held Tuesday Nov. 21, 2000 from noon to 2 p.m. at
Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Services will follow at 2 p.m., also at Sutton
Memorial Funeral Home, officiated by the Rev. Robert Cutlipp. Burial will
be at Mountain View Cemetery in Kingman.
Memorial donations may be made to Kingman Area Food Bank.
JOAN E. COMMISSO
Joan Elizabeth Commisso died Friday Nov 17, 2000 in Kingman. She was
64. Mrs. Commisso was born Dec. 21, 1935 in New Castle, Pa., and she moved
to Kingman from Illinois. She was a homemaker and president of the Butler
Mrs. Commisso is survived by; her husband, Joey Commisso of Kingman;
four sons, Joey Commisso of New Castle, Pa., Ronny Commisso of Fullerton,
Calif., Chris Commisso of Kingman and David Commisso of Kingman; a sister,
Rose Marie Lastko of New Castle, Pa., a brother, Tony Fiello of Chicago,
Ill.; three grandchildren; two nephews; and two nieces.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday Nov. 21, 2000,
at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Walt Roberts officiating. Sutton
Crematory will handle cremation.
DEAN OLIVER WILDER, SR.
Dean Oliver Wilder Sr., of Peach Springs died Saturday Nov. 18, 2000,
in Kingman. He was 38. Mr. Wilder was born Oct. 5, 1962 in Kingman, and
he was employed as a welder.
Mr. Wilder is survived by; two daughters, Onawa Penass of Kenosha,
Wis., and Miranda Stanley of Sells, Ariz.; one son, Dean Oliver Wilder,
Jr. of Albuquerque, N.M.; two stepsons, Quentin Huskett and Lucan Jones,
both of Albuquerque; four sisters, Darla and Olivia Wilder, Nadine Cordova
and Angelina Wilder, all of Peach Springs; and two aunts.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret and Oliver Wilder;
one sister, Joanna Wilder; one brother, Harlan Wilder, Jr., and one uncle.
Visitation will be at 6 p.m. on Friday Nov 24, 2000 at the multi-purpose
building in Peach Springs. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on
Saturday Nov 25, 2000, also at the multi-purpose building. Burial will
be in Peach Springs Cemetery.
LAURIE EUGENIA "GENE" HULSLANDER
Laurie Eugenia "Gene" Hulslander died Wednesday, Nov 22, 2000, in Kingman.
She was 75. Mrs. Hulslander was born March 17, 1925 in Jackson, Miss. She
was a homemaker and a member of the Methodist Church.
Mrs. Hulslander is survived by; one daughter, Patricia Sue Geibel of
Huntington Beach, Calif.; one son, Martin Andrew Houston of Oxnard, Calif.;
one sister, Marie E. Lavern of Kingman; and six grandchildren. Her husband,
Clay Hulslander, preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000
at Sutton Memorial Home. The Rev. Robert Cutlipp will officiate. Burial
will be in Chloride Cemetery.
Dale Pierce died Saturday Nov. 25, 2000, in Kingman. He was 70. Mr.
Pierce was born Jan. 13, 1930 in Patricia, Texas. He was a welder. He served
in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Foresters.
Mr. Pierce is survived by; his wife, Katherine Pierce of Kingman; one
daughter, Revonda K. Pierce of Klamath Falls, Ore.; two sons, Roger D.
Pierce of Danville, Calif., and Rick Pierce of Kingman; one sister, Thelma
Nadine Yarbro of The Colony, Texas; and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by one son, Ronald Lee Pierce, and a grandson, Kadmus Wesley Edens.
Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at
Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. at
the same location. Pastor Ken Haynes will officiate. Sutton Crematory will
LUCILLE M. GORDON
Lucille M. Gordon died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, in Las Vegas, Nev. She
was 81. Mrs. Gordon was born Feb. 6, 1919 in Akron, Ohio. She moved to
Boulder City, Nev., in 1951 from South Bend, Ind., and came to Kingman
in 1976. She owned and operated a dog grooming business for several years.
Mrs. Gordon is survived by; one daughter, Rosemary King of Las Vegas,
Nev.; one son, Norman Stack of Las Vegas, Nev., eight grandchildren; 10
great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by; one son, Allen Stack.
Private funeral services will be held in Las Vegas, Nev.
BONNIE JEANETTE AGEE
Bonnie Jeanette Agee died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, in Kingman. She was
59. Mrs. Agee was born Dec. 30, 1940 in San Bernardino, Calif. She was
Mrs. Agee is survived by; one daughter, Elizabeth Arnel of Kingman;
two sons, Michael Agee of Kingman and Lannie Agee of Brownsburg, Ind.;
two sisters, Wanda Hanna of Kingman and Cathy Schupp of Flagstaff; eight
grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by; her husband, Don Agee.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, 2000 at
Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Sutton Crematory will handle cremation.
ELEANORE F. ROGERS
Eleanore F. Rogers died Monday Nov. 20, 2000 in Kingman. She was 77.
Mrs. Rogers was born June 16, 1923 in Des Moines, Iowa. She worked as a
manager at Firestone in Des Moines.
Mrs. Rogers is survived by; her husband, Lou Rogers of Kingman; one
son, Karl Bachof of Indianola, Iowa; two daughters, Linda Clark of Kent,
Wash., and Gayla Clark of Kingman; seven grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
One sister Charlotte Smith preceded her in death in 1983. Private services
were held. Sutton Crematory handled cremation.
HELEN E. BLACK
Helen E. Black died Tuesday Nov. 28, 2000 in Kingman. She was 80. Mrs.
Black was born April 21, 1920 in Soddy, Tenn. She worked in the airline
Mrs. Black is survived by; her husband, Malcolm C. Black of Kingman;
one daughter, Carol Steadman of Kingman; one son, William G. Long of Crystal,
Nev.; 13 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Pastor Walt Roberts will officiate at a memorial service at 9:30 a.m.
on Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Desert View Funeral Chapel. Sutton Crematory
will handle cremation.
KENNETH ROBERT HOUGH
Kenneth Robert Hough died Tuesday Nov. 28, 2000 in Kingman. He was
83. Mr. Hough was born July 11, 1917 in Zion, Ill., to Frank and Mary Hough.
He attended Waukegan High School and Chicago Technical College, both
in Illinois. Mr. Hough also served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Mr. Hough was founder and senior partner of Zion Church Designers &
Builders in Zion, Ill. He retired to Kingman in 1980.
Mr. Hough is survived by; his wife, Gardia Hough of Kingman; two sons,
Curtis Hough of Zion, Ill., and Brian Hough of Seattle, Wash.; one daughter,
Maria Hough of Kingman; one sister, Merle Kyrk of Zion, Ill.; one brother,
Donald Hough of Zion, Ill.; five grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
Pastor Ernst will officiate at services held at 2 p.m. Sunday Dec.
3, 2000, at Manzanita Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Manzanita Baptist
Church building fund.
NEOLA RUTH SPECK
Neola Ruth Speck died Thursday Nov. 30, 2000, in Las Vegas, Nev. She
was 84. Born Neola Ruth McAlister on Feb. 26, 1916, in Springfield, Ill.
Mrs. Speck came to Kingman in 1980 from Greenville, Ohio.
Mrs. Speck is survived by; two daughters, Phyllis Gillis of Kingman
and Bonnie Booker of Greenville, Ohio; one brother, Robert McAlister; eight
grand children, 18 great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her husband William H. Speck, and one son,
Eugene Welton Speck.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000,
at Kingman Presbyterian Church, 2425 Detroit Ave.
Cremation was handled by Hite's Funeral Service in Las Vegas.
ALICE AUGUSTA GRANESE
Alice Augusta Granese, a former Kingman resident, died Tuesday, Dec.
5, 2000, in Eureka, Calif. She was 91. Mrs. Granese was born Feb. 23, 1909
in Chicago. She worked as a ballroom dancer and cosmetologist.
Mrs. Granese is survived by; one niece, Dawn McGill of Kingman; three
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
her husband, Alphonse Granese, and their only child, Lois Grace Knight.
There will be a memorial gathering for Mrs. Granese at 3:30 p.m. Sunday,
Dec. 10, 2000 at Timber Ridge nursing home in Eureka. Arrangements are
under the direction of Pierce Mortuary Chapels in Eureka.
Anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to Hospice
of Humboldt, 2010 Myrtle Ave., Eureka, Calif. 95501.
Leland Crummett of Dolan Springs died at his home on Nov. 24, 2000.
He was 79. Mr. Crummett was born Feb. 22, 1921 in Medford, Ore. He served
in the United States Army during World War II, receiving several medals
including the Purple Heart, and was a gemologist after the war.
Mr. Crummett is survived by; one sister, Addie Grigg of Salt Lake City;
one brother, James Crummett of McCall, Idaho; and several grand and great-grand
nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by; his parents, Fred and
Frances Crummett, his wife Ruth Crummett, and one brother, Floyd Crummett.
Mr. Crummett will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
Irene Tosterud died Monday Dec. 4, 2000, in Kingman. She was 70. Mrs.
Tosterud was born Aug. 28, 1930 in Oregon. She had been a dispatcher in
the law enforcement field.
Mrs. Tosterud is survived by; three sons, Glen Richard Tosterud of
Kingman, and Errol R. Tosterud and Geary Lee Tosterud, both of Phoenix;
two sisters and one brother; and two grandchildren.
Palm Mortuary in Henderson, Nev. Was in charge of arrangements. A graveside
service was held Saturday Dec. 9, 2000.
ANNIE RUTH STRADLING
Annie Ruth Stradling died Saturday Dec. 9, 2000 in Kingman. She was
63. Mrs. Stradling was born Dec. 11, 1936, in Birmingham, Ala. She had
been employed as an operator for a boarding home. Mrs. Stradling was a
member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was also
a member of the Kingman Kut-Ups Square Dancing Club.
Mrs. Stradling is survived by; her husband, Ronald Stradling of Kingman;
one daughter, Jo Ann Cummings of Banning, Calif.; five sisters, Helen Mathews,
Mary Jones, Sandra Hitt and Janie Moore, all of Alabama, and Kathy Knighten
of Tennessee; three brothers David Lee Reaves, Jr., Larry Reaves and James
Dorsey Reaves, all of Alabama; and six grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by a daughter, Teala Ott.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday Dec. 14, 2000,
at the LDS Church on Rutherford Drive. Funeral services will follow at
11 a.m. at the same location. Burial will be in Desert Lawn Memorial Park
in Mohave Valley.
WILLIAM "BILL" MERLE HARRISON, SR.
William Merle Harrison, Sr., died Wednesday Dec. 13, 2000 in Roseburg,
Ore. He was 53. Mr. Harrison was born May 10, 1947 in San Bernardino, Calif.
He served in the United States Air Force and later worked as a mechanic
and bus driver.
Mr. Harrison is survived by; his wife, Mae Harrison-Stock of Kingman;
one daughter, Trina Harrison of Bullhead City; two sons, William Harrison,
Jr. of Kingman and Paul Harrison of Vancouver, Wash.; one sister, Ruth
Bedard of Rosemont, Calif.; one brother, Donald Harrison of Kingman; three
grandchildren, two nieces and one great nephew. He was preceded in death
by his mother, Alice Harrison, his father, Howard Harrison, and one sister.
Mr. Harrison will be cremated in Roseburg, Ore. No services are scheduled.
Antonia Marquez died Thursday Dec. 14, 2000 in Kingman. She was 70.
Mrs. Marquez was born Dec. 9, 1930 in San Jose, N.M. She was a homemaker,
and member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Mrs. Marquez is survived by; one daughter, Joy Carnes of Kingman; one
brother Fernando Tapia of San Jose, N.M.; and three grandchildren. She
was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Marquez, and her parents,
Socorro and Castellita Tapia.
Visitation for Mrs. Marquez will be held 5-7 p.m. today with a rosary
at 6 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Father James Alling will lead
the funeral service for Mrs. Marquez at 10 a.m. Monday Dec. 18, 2000. Sutton
Crematory is handling cremation.
DEANNA CARROL LINABURG
Deanna Carrol Linaburg died Thursday Dec. 14, 2000 in Las Vegas, Nev.
She was 61. Mrs. Linaburg was born Nov. 29, 1939 in Phoenix. She was a
Mrs. Linaburg is survived by; her husband, John Walter Linaburg of
Kingman; three daughters, Kandy Elliott of Kingman and Jean Swan and Janet
Linaburg, both of California; two sons, Randy Reldon of Las Vegas, Nev.,
and Dale Linaburg of Phoenix; one sister, Patricia Jeisy of Kingman; one
brother, Donald Jeisy of California; six grandchildren, one great grandchild,
two nieces and six nephews.
Visitation for Mrs. Linaburg will be held 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday
Dec. 19, 2000, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Pastor Ronald Fair will
lead the funeral service at 11 a.m. and that will be followed by burial
in Mountain View Cemetery.
ROY A. JACOBSON
Roy A. Jacobson died Friday Dec. 15, 2000 in Kingman. He was 89. Mr.
Jacobson was born Dec. 6, 1911 in Los Angeles, and he had been a haberdasher.
He served in the U.S. Merchant Marines during World War II and was a member
of Masonic Lodge No. 618, Elks Lodge No. 2408 and the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Mr. Jacobson is survived by; his wife, Madelyn Jacobson of Kingman;
one daughter, Jacquie L. Barry of Maryville, Tenn.; one son, Steve H. Jacobson
of Kingman; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two nieces.
He was preceded in death by; his parents, Carl and Anna Jacobson; and one
brother, Ed Jacobson.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday Dec. 19, 2000,
at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Cremation will be handled by Sutton Crematory.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Shriner's Children's
Hospital, c/o Robert Bursley, 2457 Miami, Kingman, AZ 86401
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