Recent Services

E. Rosetta "Rose" McKim

(Jun 25, 1939 - Jan 24, 2015)

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E. Rosetta “Rose” (Carman) McKim, 75, of Kirksville, Missouri, departed this life on Saturday (January 24, 2015) at her home after a lengthy illness.

The daughter of John Thomas and Lady Mable (Hopkins) Carman, she was born June 25, 1939 in Hartford, Missouri. On November 17, 1955 in Kirksville, Missouri, Rose was united in marriage to Ronald McKim.

Rose is survived by her husband Ronald of fifty-nine years; two sons and daughters-in-law, Steven and Lorrie ...

Julia Ann (Hussing) Welch

(Jan 27, 1932 - Jan 23, 2015)

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Julia Ann (Hussing) Welch, 82, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Friday (January 23, 2015) at Kirksville Manor Care Center.

The daughter of George and Opal (Messer) Hussing, she was born January 27, 1932 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. On September 17, 1950 in Ottumwa, Iowa, Julia was united in marriage to John D. Welch who preceded her in death on January 11, 1991.

It was at this time Julia became a Navy wife. She and her ...

Berniece (Whitlock) Wood

(Nov 23, 1929 - Jan 19, 2015)

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Berniece (Whitlock) Wood, 85, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Monday (January 19, 2015) at Kirksville Manor Care Center.

The daughter of Charles Thomas and Hazel Margaret (Figge) Whitlock, she was born November 23, 1929 in Kirksville, Missouri. On December 11, 1954 in Kirksville, Missouri, Berniece was united in marriage to Ora Lee Wood who preceded her in death on November 9, 1987.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Anna Lee ...

G. Louise (Neuendorf) Ellis

(Jul 17, 1920 - Jan 15, 2015)

G. Louise (Neuendorf) Ellis, 94, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Thursday (January 15, 2015) at her home under Hospice care.

The daughter of Walter and Ella (Storck) Neuendorf, she was born July 17, 1920 in St. Peter, Illinois. On August 4, 1940 in Decatur, Illinois, Louise was united in marriage to Charles G. “Jed” Ellis who preceded her in death on December 18, 1989. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter ...

Arthur Eugene Barnes

(Jul 12, 1937 - Jan 15, 2015)

Arthur Eugene Barnes, 77, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Thursday (January 15, 2015) at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri.

The son of Arthur D. and Virginia (Morgenstern) Barnes, he was born July 12, 1937 in Willmathsville, Missouri. On January 26, 1963 in Kirksville, Missouri, Art was united in marriage to Shirley Clay.

Art is survived by his wife Shirley of fifty years; three sons, Danny Barnes of Kirksville, MO, Eugene Alexander Barnes of Edmond ...

Benjamin Thomas Elrod

(Jul 30, 1982 - Jan 10, 2015)

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Benjamin T. Elrod, 32, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday (January 10, 2015) at his home.

The son of Gary and Cora (Hanson) Elrod, he was born July 30, 1982 in Rolla, Missouri.

Ben is survived by his parents, Gary and Cora Elrod of Kirksville, MO; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Hannah and Thomas Roberti of Phoenix, AZ, and Kate and Drew White of Omaha, NE; one niece, Winnie White; his grandmother, Verna Elrod of ...

Donald Allen Tuttle

(Sep 27, 1938 - Jan 09, 2015)

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Donald Allen Tuttle, 76, of Macon, Missouri, passed away Friday (January 9, 2015) at Lakeview Health Care in Boonville, Missouri.

The son of Allen and Thelma (Brooks) Tuttle, he was born September 27, 1938 in Gifford, Missouri. On June 18, 1988 in Montgomery City, Missouri, Donald was united in marriage to Phyllis Richardson.

Donald is survived by his wife Phyllis of twenty six years; one step son, Dennis Richardson and wife Linda of Montgomery City ...

Joy Dawn (McKim) Reesman

(Sep 05, 1966 - Jan 08, 2015)

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Joy Dawn (McKim) Reesman was born September 5, 1966 and departed this life on January 8, 2015 from a short illness.

Joy was born the sixth child of Ronald and Rosetta (Carman) McKim. She is survived by two brothers, Steven McKim and wife Lorrie and Tom McKim and wife Davena; three sisters, Ronna Magruder and husband Raymond, Joni Wilson and husband Tad, and Janie Hurley; one daughter, Erica Speiser and husband Dylan, and the pride ...

Mavis Lorene (Simler) Young

(Aug 08, 1922 - Jan 07, 2015)

Mavis Lorene (Simler) Young, 92, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday (January 7, 2015) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

Mavis was born August 8, 1922 in Adair County, at Simlerville, Missouri, the daughter of Arthur Holland and Gracia Ella (Waddill) Simler. On September 26, 1942 in Clayton, Missouri, Mavis was united in marriage to Samuel Milton Young and to this union two children were born.

Mavis is survived by her daughter and son-in-law ...

John Charles "Walt" Walter

(Jul 03, 1942 - Jan 03, 2015)

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Legendary rodeo stock contractor and cowboy John Charles Walter, 72, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, January 3, 2015.
John Walter was born on July 3, 1942 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa the son of Raymond John and Mary Rita (Murrin) Walter. John was the oldest of thirteen brothers and sisters and from even a young age, he was a cowboy. He competed in multiple events growing up; riding barebacks, bulldogging steers, and riding bulls ...