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Area Deaths

Wednesday, October 16, 2002

Helen Chambers

Helen Grace Chambers, 85, of Chesterfield, Mo., formerly of Malden, Mo., died Sunday, Oct. 13, at Delmar Gardens Nursing Home in Chesterfield.

Born Sept. 14, 1917, in Malden to the late Nathan and Alice Mosby Wiley, she was a member of the First Assembly of God in Malden.

On Feb. 16, 1946 she married Earnie Everett Chambers, who preceded her in death on Feb. 12, 1988.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Jennifer Kay Chambers; one son, Sammy Ray Chambers; and two brothers, Elvin and Melvin Wiley.

Survivors include one daughter, Kathy Bundy and husband, Mike, of St. Charles, Mo.; three granddaughters, Jennifer Sarino of St. Charles, Sheila Bundy of Springfield, Mo. and Patricia Bundy of Misawa, Japan; and one sister, Louise Pope of Petersberg, Ind.

Visitation will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, at the First Assembly of God in Malden with the Rev. Dale Shoup officiating. Burial will follow at the Elder Cemetery in Campbell, Mo.

Andrew Farmer

Andrew Lee Farmer, 68, of Malden, Mo., died Saturday, Oct. 12, at Bluff Manor Nursing Home in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Born Dec. 15, 1934, in Como, Miss, he was the son of the late Mag McNeal.

Survivors include one brother, Johnny McNeal, of Como. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at Macedonia Cemetery in Malden.

Zillah Gentry

Zillah Mozell Gentry, 78, of Kennett, died Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Born Oct. 29, 1923, in Trimble, Tenn., daughter of the late Albert and Mable Jackson Graham.

On Oct. 19, 1940 she married C.A. Gentry, who preceded her in death on Dec. 5, 2000.

She was also preceded in death by two sons, Franklin and Richard Gentry; one daughter, Mary Sue Sprouse; three brothers and one sister.

Survivors include five sons, Bob Gentry and wife, Lynn, of Griffin, Ga., Jack Gentry and his wife, Jana, of Ripley, Miss., Denny Gentry and wife, Matha, of Malden, Mo., Larry Gentry and wife, Janie, of Frisbee, Mo. and Freddy Gentry and wife, Letraonna, of Kennett; one daughter, Pat Baugus of Collins; 20 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with Spencer Furby officiating.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Tommy, Mike, Mike, Tyler, Richie, Phillip, Kevin and J.C. Gentry, Steve and David Baugus and David Sprouse.

Robert Higgins

Robert Lee Higgins, 67, of Chicago, Ill., died Saturday, Oct. 5 at Trinity Hospital in Chicago, Ill.

Born Sept. 8, 1935 in Arkansas, he was a son of Clara Mae Winston Higgins Stevenson of Parma, Mo. and the late Grady Higgins. In 1961 he married Emma Jones, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one son, Raydell Higgins and wife, Shirley, of Indianapolis, Ind., and five grandchildren, Trease, Melissia, Antonette, Clarissa and Raylynn.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Church of God in Christ in Parma, Mo. with the Elder Ronnie Pulley officiating.

Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden was in charge of arrangements.

Arthur Selves

Arthur Wayne Davis Selves, 78, Lenexa, Kan., passed away on October 13, 2002 at Lakeview Village.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, October 17, 2002 at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee with burial following the service at Lenexa Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Overland Park Rotary Club Foundation, P.O. Box 7558, Overland Park, Ks. 62207.

Selves was born in Lewis County, Mo., in 1924 to the Rev. Henry Arthur Selves and Minnie Mae (Davis) Selves. He received his bachelor of arts degree at UMKC. Selves came to the Kansas City are in 1950 and was an English teacher at Shawnee Mission Rural High School, where he met and married a fellow teacher, Pauline Simcox. They were married in December 1952.

In 1958, he was named vice principal of Shawnee Mission East High School. In 1962, he was named the principal of the newly opened Shawnee Mission West High School. He served as principal at West until 1971, when he became the Director of Curriculum for the district. In 1973, he became the Director of Secondary Personnel for the Shawnee Mission School District and served in this position until his retirement in 1990.

Selves was an active member and past president of the Overland Park Rotary Club. He was selected as Rotary District Governor from 1992-93, and was named a Paul Harris Fellow.

Surviving family includes his wife, Pauline, of the home; two daughters, Janet Bartlett and her husband, David, of Shawnee Mission, Kan., and Wendy Ball and her husband, Bob, of Windsor, Colo., and one brother, Elden Selves of Kennett.