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CAPE GIRARDEAU--Funeral services will be held Saturday for GERTRUDE H. NANNA, who died Wednesday, Dec 12, 1990, at 7 p.m. at the North Kansas City Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.  She was 87.
She was born Sept 9, 1903 in Chester, Ill., the daughter of Harvey and Nellie Magrum Brown.  She married Ernest T. Nanna in August 1927.  He died Sept 10, 1974.
Survivors include two sons, A. R. Nanna of Sherwood, Ore. and Robert Nanna of Tucson, AZ; two daughters, Patsy Myers of Santa Monica, Calif., and Gene Gavada of Kansas City; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.  A daughter, Dorothy, preceded her in death.  
She was a member of First Baptist Church here.  She moved to Kansas City from Cape Girardeau a short time ago.  
The funeral is scheduled for Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Chapel, with the Rev. John Owen presiding.  Friends may call Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to time of service.  Burial will follow in Memorial Park.  
(Contributed by Catherine Allison; transcribed by A. Newell)

BRADENTON, FL–MARIE CLARA NELSON, 70, Bradenton, died March 21, 1996.
She was born in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and came to this area 38 years ago from St. Louis. She was a homemaker and had worked for Manatee National Bank for 10 years. She was co-owner and operator of Nelson Trucking.
Survivors include three daughters, LaDonna Summers and Lana Nelson, both of Bradenton, and Connie Massee of Fitzgerald, Ga.; a son, Bob of Lake City; two sisters, Adele Wagers of Colorado and LaVonne Lampe of California; and 11 grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Bradenton. Kicliter Funeral Home is in charge.
--Sarasota Herald-Tribune (FL) - March 22, 1996

Cape Girardeau, MO.--GORDON T. NEUMEYER, 88 of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, June 5, 2008 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau.  He was born Jan 20, 1920 at Cape Girardeau, son of Edwin W. and Emma Aufdenburg Neumeyer.  He and Mary E. Shulte were married May 4, 1946 in Jefferson City, Mo.  Neumeyer was employed as a purchasing agent with Missouri Utilities Co. for 43 years, retiring in 1984.  He served four years in the U. S. Army in the European Theater in World War II as a master sergeant.  He was a member of the American Legion and its Golden Troopers Drum, Bugle Corps and the Better Service Club of Missouri Utilities Co.  He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and its Men's Club.  
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Don of Madison, Wis., Tom of Cape Girardeau; a daughter, Jeannette A. Zinkgraf of St. Louis; a brother, Wilber W. Neumeyer of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel.  Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Loren Boettcher officiating.  Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery.

Joplin, Mo.--WAYNE ARTHUR NEUMEYER, 65, of Joplin, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008 at Missouri Rehabilitation Center in Mount Vernon, Mo., after a lengthy illness.
He was born April 12, 1943, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Lawrence Arthur and Olga Sander Neumeyer.  Besides his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by his stepmother, Jean Jones Neumeyer.
Wayne was a graduate of Kennett High School in 1962 and Missouri Southern State University in 1985.  At the height of his career, he worked as a credit manager with the Central United States Dairy and Poultry Division of Swift and Co. in Chicago.  He became a skilled photographer while living in Joplin.
Survivors include a daughter, Cassie Jurasits and husband Jerry of Lorton, Va.; grandchildren, Matthew, Thomas and Andrew Jurasits, all of Lorton; a sister, Janet Ward and husband Mike of Camdenton, Mo.; a nephew Christopher Ward and wife Lindy and their daughter Shelby Jo of Kensington, N.H.; a niece, Kathryn Ward of Columbia, Mo.; and his wife from 1962-1972, Jerry Faith Walker Neumeyer.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Zion United Methodist Cemetery in Gordonville, with the Rev. James Sanderson officiating.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary in Joplin.

Cape Girardeau, MO--MAX T. NEVILLE, 100, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, April 26, 2008, at the Lutheran Home.  He was born Dec. 18, 1907, in Sims, Ill., son of Emory and Elizabeth Finley Neville, the second youngest of nine children.  He and Adelia (Damron) Neville were married in 1934 in Cape Girardeau.  She died Oct. 8, 1977.
Max served his county in the Red Cross during World War II.  He was employed by Provident Life and Accident Insurance Co., retiring in 1972.  His first job was that of a shoeshine boy at Kelly's Place in Mount Vernon, Ill., at age 8.  He was a former member of the All-Southeast Missouri High School football team, captain of Cape Central High School basketball team and held the high school high-jump record for four years.  He graduated from Central and attended Southeast Missouri State University.  While at Southeast, he played football and as a freshman halfback caught the first kick-off at the brand new Houck Stadium in 1930.  Later in years he was honored at a football game during half time for this feat.
He is survived by a daughter, Sally Jensen, husband Bert, of Inverness, Ill.; a son, Mike Neville, wife Marilyn, of Zalma, Mo; four grandchildren, Susan, Andrew, Jeffrey and Kathryn; eight great-grandchildren, James, Abigail, Grace, Andrew, Caroline, Ryan, Natalie and Kelly.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, four brothers and four sisters.  
There will be no local visitation or funeral.  Memorial services will be held in St. Louis at a later date.  Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LEE’S SUMMIT, MO–DAVID EUGENE NICHOLS, 42, Lee's Summit, died March 1, 1992, at the Lee's Summit Hospital. He was born in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and lived in this area most of his life. Mr. Nichols had been an account representative for Langseth Advertising Inc. for more than two years. He was a registered pharmacist with Revco Discount Drug Centers for 12 years and later was a parts and service director at Dick Smith Fordtown for five years. He was a 1967 graduate of Raytown High School and a 1973 graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy. He was a member of Kappa Psi fraternity and was its local treasurer in 1972-73.
Survivors include his wife, Mickey Nichols, three sons, Rick Nichols, Christopher Nichols and Billy Nichols, and a daughter, Sandy Nichols, all of the home; his mother and stepfather, Florence Nichols Lewis and Charles Lewis, and a brother, Jeffrey Nichols, all of Raytown; and a sister, Brenda Strathmann, Kansas City.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Speaks Suburban Chapel; burial in Floral Hills East Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the chapel.
--Kansas City Star, The (MO) - March 4, 1992

MEMPHIS, TN--CHESTER D. NISWONGER, 69, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., formerly of Memphis, former manager for Harris Truck & Trailer, died of heart disease Tuesday (June 7, 1994) in Gape Girardeau. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Ford & Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau with burial in Lorimier Cemetery there.
--Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN) - June 9, 1994

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