Recent Services

Father William Paul "Bill" Kottenstette

(Nov 27, 1941 - Apr 22, 2015)

Father William Paul "Bill" Kottenstette, 73, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday (April 22, 2015) at the Universityof Missouri Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

The son of Frank and Maurine (Kerrigan) Kottenstette, he was born November 27, 1941 in Denver, Colorado.

Father Bill is survived by his best friend of twenty-five years, Chris Koch of Kirksville, MO; four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Fred and Marge Kottenstette of Columbus, OH, Jim Kottenstette of Denver, CO, John and ...

Minnie Gladys (Walker) Deatrick

(May 25, 1948 - Mar 27, 2015)

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Minnie Gladys Deatrick, 66, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Friday (March 27, 2015) at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

The daughter of Alvin Basil and Wandetta Mary (Clevenger) Walker, She was born on May 25, 1948 in Kirksville. On April 4, 1980, Minnie was united in marriage in Kirksville to David Deatrick, who survives.

Minnie is also survived by one son, James (Tommy) Deatrick of Paris, Missouri; one daughter, Mary (Deatrick) Davis of ...

Elmer Lee Bragg

(Sep 25, 1933 - Mar 25, 2015)

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Elmer Lee Bragg, 81, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday (March 25, 2015) at St. Mary's Hospital Audrain in Mexico, Missouri.

The son of Pearl August and Lula Mae (Hall) Bragg, he was born September 25, 1933 in Novinger, Missouri. On July 31, 1962 in Kirksville, Missouri, Elmer was united in marriage to Leola Kay Zaerr.

Elmer is survived by his wife Leola of fifty-two years; one son, Emanuel Bragg and fiancee Elena Lamar ...

Lyle Dell Smith

(Sep 06, 1922 - Mar 23, 2015)

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Lyle Dell Smith, 92, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Monday (March 23, 2015) at Twin Pines Adult Care Center in Kirksville.

The son of Ora and Jessie (Hutchinson) Smith, he was born September 6, 1922 in Green Castle, Missouri. On October 9, 1943, in Paris, Tennessee, Lyle married Berniece Elston, who survives.

Lyle is also survived by one son, Randy Lee Smith and wife Maria of Chandler, Arizona; one daughter, Carol Anita Williams and husband ...

Shirley Ann (May) Parry

(Feb 23, 1938 - Mar 20, 2015)

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Shirley Ann (May) Parry, 77, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Friday (March 20, 2015) at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri.

The daughter of John and Sadie (Lumsden) May, she was born February 23, 1938 in Kirksville, Missouri. Shirley was married to Lewis D. Parry Jr. and to this union three children were born.

Shirley is survived by her husband, Lewis of the home; one son, Mike Parry of Shelbina, MO; two daughters Sally Ann ...

Dwain Edward "Eddie" Mossbarger

(Jul 26, 1949 - Mar 14, 2015)

Dwain Edward "Eddie" Mossbarger, 65, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Saturday (March 14, 2015) at his home.

The son of Samuel and Zerada (Rogers) Mossbarger, he was born July 26, 1949 in Novinger, Missouri.

Eddie is survived by his mother, Zerada Archer of Kirksville, MO; two daughters, Dannielle Seabrook of Ottumwa, IA and Alisha Mossbarger of Unionville, MO; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Patricia Joan and Larry Hedgecock of Kirksville, MO and Debbie Lynne and Rich ...

L.Doreen (Peck-Sheperd) Christman

(Jan 30, 1923 - Mar 12, 2015)

L. Doreen (Peck-Sheperd) Christman, 92, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away March 12, 2015 at Kirksville Manor Care Center in Kirksville.

She was born January 30, 1923 in Louisa County, Iowa, the daughter of John and Ethel (Watkins) Peck. Doreen was a graduate of Mediapolis High School in May of 1940. She married Floyd O. Sheperd on July 29, 1940, and he preceded her in death on December 19, 1980. On August 15, 1997, Doreen married ...

Archie Eugene"Gene" Crump

(Jan 21, 1928 - Mar 06, 2015)

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Archie Eugene "Gene" Crump, 87, the son of Archie T. and Alice Lucinda Gertrude (Jones) Crump was born January 21, 1928 in Lancaster, MO and departed this life on March 6, 2015 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

On September 6, 1951 Gene was united in marriage to Bertha Jean Ridge at the Lancaster Christian Church and to this union three children were born: Carl Eugene, Kathy Ann and Lori Lea.

Gene came to ...

Betty Jo (Pinson) Tarr

(Nov 15, 1934 - Mar 06, 2015)

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Betty Jo (Pinson) Tarr, 80, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Friday, March 6, 2015 at her home.

She was born November 15, 1934 in Edina, Missouri, the daughter of Lloyd and Berniece (Moyer) Pinson. On August 20, 1955 she married Donald E. Tarr in LaPlata, Missouri.

Betty is survived by her husband Donald of fifty nine years; one daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Jim Leverington of Fayette, IA; one sister, Lois Bragg of LaPlata, MO ...

Helen Dean Willis

(May 21, 1949 - Feb 25, 2015)

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Helen Dean Willis, 65, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday (February 25, 2015) at Twin Pines Adult Care Center in Kirksville.

The daughter of Alva and Ellen (Hauke) Willis, she was born May 21, 1949 in Princeton, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Helen is survived by her soulmate, David Ellis of Greentop, Missouri; four sons, Marvin Pruitt of Columbia, Missouri, Ronald Dow of St. Louis, Missouri, David Prim (Amy) of Hamilton ...