Obituaries

Obituaries

Neva Frances Gannaway 1927 - 2008 Belton, Mo.

Funeral services for Neva Frances Gannaway, 81, Belton, Mo., will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.Mrs. Gannaway died Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at her home.She was born Jan. 31, 1927, in Fair Play, Mo., the daughter of Charles and Mattie Harris Sawyer. She lived in Lawrence for more than 40 years before she moved to Belton, Mo.Mrs. Gannaway was a homemaker. She had also worked in the cafeterias of Central and South junior high schools in Lawrence. She was a member of Lawrence Evangelical Friends Church and the Autumn Club.She married Buel Gannaway on Nov. 7, 1946, in Polk County, Mo. He died Oct. 24, 1985.She was also preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.Survivors include two daughters, Pam Carson and Cynthia Hess, both of Belton, Mo.; a son, Steve, Baldwin City; a brother, Guy Sawyer, Bolivar, Mo.; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the service time Friday at the mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Gannaway.