Friday, March 24, 2017

One injured in Cass County Motorcycle Accident

On 3/24/17 around 8:25pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County responded to a motorcycle accident on Missouri 2 Highway just West of of Route C in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 1997 Harley Davidson driven by 55 year old Henry R. Ramirez of Peculiar, Missouri was Westbound on Missouri 2 Highway traveling too fast for the road conditions, driver failed to negotiate a curve causing the bike to travel off the roadway and eject the driver.

Mr. Ramirez sustained moderate injuries in this accident and he was transported by ambulance to Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri for treatment.

The bike was totaled and towed from the scene by J's Southland Tow.



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5 people Injured in Vernon County head on crash

On 3/24/17 around 4:40pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Vernon County along with the Vernon County Sheriff's Office responded to a two vehicle head on crash on Missouri 54 Highway around 1 mile East of Deerfield, Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado driven by 21 year old Brandon L. King of Nevada, Missouri crossed the center line of the roadway and struck the 2003 Toyota Tundra driven by 89 year old Melvin S. Swopes of Eldorado Springs, Missouri head on during heavy rain storm.

Brandon L. King along with two passengers in his vehicle 34 year old Christopher K. Despain of Nevada, Missouri and 41 year old Crystal G. King of Nevada, Missouri all sustained serious injuries in this accident and all three were transported to a Joplin area Hospitals.

Melvin S. Swopes along with one passenger in his vehicle 65 Ricky D. Swopes of Nevada, Missouri both sustained moderate injuries in this accident and both were transported by ambulance to Nevada Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Both vehicles were totaled and towed from the scene by TCB Towing and Garwood's Wrecker both of Nevada, Missouri.


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Two from Garden City injured in Cass County Crash

On 3/24/17 around 5:59pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County along with the Cass County Sheriff's Office responded to a one vehicle accident on K Highway just North of Missouri 2 Highway in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the Hyundai driven by 24 year old Johnathan L. Cates of Garden City, Missouri slid on the slick roadway causing the vehicle to travel off the right side of the roadway and strike a ditch.

Two passengers in the vehicle 20 year old Elizabeth R. Cates and Liam C. Cates (Under the age of 1 year old) both from Garden City, Missouri sustained minor injuries in this accident and both were transported by ambulance to St. Lukes Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.

The vehicle received moderate damages and it was driven from the scene of the accident.


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Nevada woman injured in two vehicle Cass County crash

On 3/24/17 around 2:45pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County along with the Cass County Sheriff's Office responded to a two vehicle accident in the Southbound lanes of I-49 at Mile Marker 162.2 in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when both vehicles were traveling Southbound on I-49 when the 1996 Toyota Camry driven by 27 year old Donald W. Hixson of Nevada, Missouri slid in the front of and struck the 2016 Hyundai Genesis driven by 59 year old Ronald L. Davison of Garden City, Missouri.

A passenger in Mr. Hixson's vehicle 22 year old Dannielle L. Ogle of Nevada, Missouri sustained moderate injuries in this accident and she was transported to Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville, Missouri for treatment.

The Toyota was totaled and towed from the scene by Johnson's Tow.



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Updated Obituary - Marie Mickelson

Marie Mickelson
Marie Mickelson (Alberta), 96, Harrisonville, MO passed away March 22, 2017 at Crown Care Center, Harrisonville. She was born in Lisle, MO on June 23, 1920 to Albert M. Rutt and Katie Johnson Rutt and was raised in Drexel, MO until her marriage to Frank L. Mickelson, of Freeman, MO on August 17, 1939. Frank passed away in 1996.

Marie was a member of the First Baptist Church, Harrisonville. In the past Marie owned a beauty shop in Harrisonville, operated a greenhouse for 33 years and ran a farm. She was a member of the Cass County Farm Bureau, Cass County Democratic Party, Cass Medical Center Auxiliary (a 50 year volunteer), Cass County Historical Society, Cass County Garden Club and Federated Garden Club. She enjoyed spending time playing cards with friends at the Harrisonville Community Center, puzzle search books, the Old hymns and her Kansas City Royals.

She was preceded in death by her husband Frank, a brother Marion, many relatives and friends.  Marie is survived by a niece, Wilma Bogar, Bozeman, Montana and Sharon Mickelson, Kansas City.

A special "thank you" to St. Joseph Medical Center and Serenity Hospice for their care and support.

Funeral services will be held Monday, March 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri. Burial will be in the Freeman Cemetery, Freeman, Missouri.






Obituary - Jessie Geraldine Coonrod

Jessie Geraldine Coonrod
Jessie Geraldine Coonrod, 94, passed away on March 23, 2017 at Via Christi Village in Pittsburg, KS. Geraldine was born February 20, 1923 in Fort Scott, KS to William Arthur and Bessie (Conner) Parker. She was united in marriage to Jack Coonrod on July 18, 1941 in Fort Scott and he preceded her in death on February 16, 1982.

Geraldine attended school in Fort Scott and graduated from Fort Scott High School Class of 1941. Geraldine was a farmer’s wife, she also worked for a time at Key Work Clothes in Fort Scott, and the Nevada State Hospital for several years before retiring in 1977. She lived most of her life in the Garland, KS and Moundville, MO area before moving to Liberal, MO in 1997 and Pittsburg in 2010. Geraldine enjoyed sewing, raising flowers and gardening, and hours spent with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Bill Coonrod and his wife Joyce, Bronaugh, MO, Bob Coonrod and his wife Linda, Nevada, Margie Gazaway and her husband Truman, Liberal, MO; grandchildren, Troy Munsterman, Brian Gazaway, Lisa McThompson, Jeff Coonrod, and Mike Coonrod; nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband Jack, she was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Carol Pritchett; two brothers, Claude Parker, and Charles Parker.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 27, 2017 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Pastor Jim Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Large Cemetery, Fort Scott, KS. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Avalon Hospice in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.