Obituaries for Claude

Wiley Eldred Sheets – March 9, 2018

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Wiley Eldred Sheet, 90, of Amarillo, died March 9, 2018.

Wiley Eldred Sheets was born October 17, 1927 in Spearman, Texas.  He passed away March 9, 2018, in Claude, Texas.  .  Graveside services will be at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Hansford County Cemetery.

Wiley graduated from Spearman High School.  After graduation he served in the U.S. Marine Corp.  He attended West Texas State University.

Wiley was preceded in death by his wife Elva Lee; three brothers, Joe Roy, Don, and Shirley and two sisters, Letha Banks and Grace Bright.

Family surviving members are sisters, Wilma Cornette and husband Marvin, Wanda Clemmer and husband Buford, and Peggy Woods.  Surviving brothers are Jess Sheets and Jody Sheets, and 21 nieces and nephews.

Donny Kelley – February 5, 2018

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Donny Kelley, 81, of Claude died Monday, February 5, 2018.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 8, 2018, at First Baptist Church in Claude, with Dick Gravley officiating.  Burial will be in Claude Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers at Claude.

Donny was born January 5, 1937, in Carter, Oklahoma to Allen and Eleana Kelley.  He served in the Army.  Donny worked most of his adult life at S&S Manufacturing of Claude and retired after many years at Love’s Country Store.

Survivors include his children, Kristi Greenway and husband Scott, of Amarillo, Kirk Kelley and wife Sue, of Claude and Deidra Young, of Kentucky; a sister, Mert Goodin and husband Gail, of Claude; a brother, Duane Kelley, of Colorado; 9 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be from 11-6pm, Wednesday, at the funeral home in Claude.

The family suggests memorials to Claude EMS.

Mary Cathleen (Cathy) Nelson – January 17, 2019

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Mary Cathleen (Cathy) Nelson, 62, formerly of Claude, Massachusetts died Wednesday, January 17, 2018 in Milford.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 23, 2018 in First Baptist Church in Claude with Dick Gravley officiating. Burial will be in Claude Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers at Claude, 200 Parks Avenue.

Cathy was born on March 2, 1955 in Olympia, Washington.   She was the daughter of Joe Merl and Betty Nelson.

Cathy served as a paramedic in Claude Texas and taught emergency medicine at Amarillo College.  She was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Claude.

She is survived by her sister, Brita Nelson and her husband Roy Satzman and by her brother, John Nelson and his wife Debra.

Visiting hours will be 4 to 5:30 pm Monday Jan. 22nd in Boxwell Brothers Chapel, 200 Parks Ave in Claude.



Sue Scarth Hershey – November 25, 2017

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

Sue Scarth Hershey, 83, of Amarillo died November 25, 2017. Visitation will be at 6 – 7 p.m. tonight at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.   Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 28, 2017 in San Jacinto Church of Christ, Line Avenue and Mississippi, with Dale Dennis and Glen Walton officiating.  Burial will be at 4:00 p.m. in the Darrouzett Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Sue was born September 6, 1934 in Higgins, Texas to Willard and Leila Clark Scarth. She married the love of her life, Joe Hershey, April 24, 1955 in Hereford.  She loved to cook and sew, work with Joe on the farm at Texline and work as a registered nurse caring for people.  She loved to care for her husband in later years.  She made many hand quilted quilts for her family.

She was a Registered Nurse having been chose “Most Outstanding” nursing student in her graduating class in 1955. She was the original “night nurse” in the new intensive care unit at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oklahoma City, OK, beginning in 1969 for several years.

Sue was an active member of the San Jacinto Church of Christ having taught children and adult women Bible classes for years at both Texline and San Jacinto churches. She loved the Lord and loved to do His service.

She was a very active Republican having been elected a delegate to the National Republican Coventions in Philadelphia and New York City in 2000 and 2004. She was Vice President of the High Plains Republican Women and was elected to serve two four-year terms as District Committee Woman of the Texas State Republican Executive Committee.

She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 62 years, Joe, on April 22, 2017, her parents, brother Jack Scarth and all three of her sisters-in-law, Helen Scarth, Joan Scarth and Ruth Scarth.   She leaves behind three children, Doug of Amarillo, Lenita and Earl Unruh of Blossom and Tom and Letha of Monte Vista, Colorado.  Other survivors include two brothers, Dale Scarth of Burleson and Bob and Angela Scarth of Amarillo.  She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Isaac and Sara Unruh, Chris and Heather Unruh, Trey and Kelli Unruh of Blossom, Andy Hershey of Lubbock and Katie and Nick Renteria of Claude.  Her eight great-grandchildren are Grace, Paul, Caleb, Cooper, Hallie and Luke Unruh and Cecilia and Kelsey Renteria.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to San Jacinto Church of Christ, 823 S. Mississippi, Amarillo, TX 79106 or your favorite charity.


Leon G. James – November 9, 2017

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Leon G. James, 92, of Claude died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017.

Services will be at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at Claude Church of Christ with Jim Yates and Kent Watson officiating.  Burial will be in Claude Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers at Claude, 200 Parks Ave.

Leon was born Aug. 19, 1925, in Groom to William and Lavonnia James.  He served in the Navy during World War II.

Leon married Ruby Berry on Nov. 28, 1946, in Claude.  He was a member of Claude Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl Hughes; and a grandson, Brannon Meador.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby James, of the home; three daughters, Dolores Layman and husband Jerry of Neosho, Missouri, Vikki English of Claude and Jackie Knapp and husband Tony of Amarillo; a son, Larry James and wife Carol of Amarillo; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be from 2-5:00 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at the funeral home in Claude.


Rodney Lynn Trevathan – October 18, 2017

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Rodney Lynn Trevathan, beloved husband, dad, brother, and friend, passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 18th at the age of 73.

Rodney was born May 8, 1944 in Amarillo, Texas to Ada and William Trevathan. He was the fifth of eight children.

He served his country in the United States Army. He worked proudly for BNSF Railroad for 38 years as a conductor before retiring ten years ago.

He is preceded in death by his father, William Trevathan, his mother, Ada Trevathan, two brothers Wilford Trevathan and Dale Trevathan, as well as his three sisters Elizabeth Ely, Wanda Jerdin, and Sudie Caroll, and a daughter Dee Dee Wood.

Rodney is survived by his wife of 38 years, Dorothy Trevathan, his brothers Aubrey Trevathan and Larry Trevathan, his son Bill Trevathan and wife Teresa of McClean,  his daughter Charlene Davis and her husband Joshua, as well as his son Shawn Trevathan and wife Terri. Rodney leaves behind eight grandchildren, Micheal Wood of Los Lunas, New Mexico, Brittany And Cody Wood of Alamogordo, New Mexico, Tiffany Clark and her husband DJ of Claude, Texas, Contessa Trevathan of Claude, Texas, Dawson and Darby Davis, of Amarillo, Colton Trevathan, of Amarillo, as well as two great-grandchildren Nathan and Corbin Clark, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Rodney will be remembered for his contagious laugh, quick wit, and never-ending humor, as well as his undeniable love and compassion for all children, especially his grand children. He had the biggest heart, his legacy will go on for years to come, and he will be loved and missed by all.

Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Llano Cemetery with Robert Brown, pastor of Middlepoint Community Fellowship, officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Family will be accepting visitors at Boxwell Brothers Funeral home Friday from 6:00-7:30 pm 2800 Paramount Blvd.






Bettie Hudson – October 9, 2017

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Bettie Hudson, 87, died Monday, October 9, 2017.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday in Vega Church of Christ with Dean Whaley officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at Vega.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Bettie was born April 25, 1930 in Rule, Texas to Ennis and Eva Davis. Bettie attended school in Rule, Dimmitt, Adrian and Vega.  Upon graduating from Vega High School, she attended Draughon’s Business College in Amarillo, Texas.  Bettie began working at the First State Bank of Vega in 1951 where she worked 45 years.  She married Donald G. Hudson on November 20, 1961 and they had two children.

Bettie loved the Vega community, her Church family and especially her co-workers at the bank. After becoming a widow, she enjoyed traveling and a very special fellowship with the “Golden Girls”.

The family appreciates the dedicated staff at the Craig Senior Living community, Bivins Nursing Home and Bivins Pointe for their care of her during the last ten years. Appreciation is also extended to Hospice of the Southwest.

Survivors include her daughter, Sheila Moore and husband Kyle of Amarillo; a grandson, Bennie Moore and Fiancé Kori Hays, of Tempe Arizona; a sister, Janis Rutherford and husband Paul of Claude; a nephew Brent Rutherford and wife Lea of Arlington; a niece Susan Bush of Canyon, a great-niece and four great nephews. Bettie is preceded in death by her parents, husband Donald G. Hudson, and son Milton Hudson.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to High Plains Children’s Home, 11461 S. Western Street, Amarillo, Texas 79118.



Dorothy Jean Carr – August 15, 2017

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Dorothy Jean Carr, of Claude died, Tuesday, August 15, 2017, in Amarillo, Texas.


No services were held.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Amarillo.





Edna Adams – May 26, 2017

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Edna Adams, 96, of Claude, died Friday, May 26, 2017.

Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in Claude Cemetery in Claude with Rev. Kevin Deckard, associate pastor of Polk St. United Methodist Church officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Edna was born Sept. 18, 1920, in Claude to Prentice and Effie Adams.  She worked for Diamond Shamrock for many years.  Edna was a member of Claude United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two nieces, Cherry Marshall and Janet Palmer; three nephews, Jackie Adams, Maury Adams and Eric Swanson; and numerous cousins and extended family.

Rick Eli Warden – April 29, 2017

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Rick Eli Warden, 30, formerly of Claude, died Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Frost.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 4, 2017, in First Baptist Church in Claude with Lance Wood officiating.  Burial will be in Claude Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers at Claude, 200 Parks.

Rick was born May 13, 1986, in Amarillo to Ricky and Irene Warden.  He graduated Claude High School and earned an associate’s degree from Texas State Technical College.

Rick married Carissa Daugherty on Jan. 26, 2017.  He was a member of Connect 4 Life.

He worked as an industrial electrician at James Hardie in Waxahachie.  He was referred to as “James Hardie’s best kept secret.”

Rick was a loving father, husband, brother and son.  He had the most beautiful smile that could light up a room.  He never met a person that left as a stranger.  Friends and family will always remember his jokes, laughter, and loving strong arms.

Survivors include his wife, Carissa Warden; a daughter, Abigail “Cracker” Warden; two step-daughters, Madelyn “Snickers” Sanford and Brylee “Munchkin” Sanford; a step-son, Grayson “Alfalfa” Sanford; his parents, Irene Eisenhaur and husband Dan and Rick Warden and wife Sherry; five sisters, Jennifer Kosiavelon, Amanda Bratten, Kimber Eisenhaur, Sara Honea and Rheanna Gurule; a brother, Matthew Gurule; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at the Boxwell Brothers Claude Chapel.