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Almeda A. (Talbert) March

(May 27, 1930 - Jul 25, 2014)

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Almeda A. (Talbert) March, 84, of Greentop, Missouri, (Willmathsville) passed away Friday (July 25, 2014) at her home.

She was born May 27, 1930 in Adair County to Bertie and Henrietta (Cecil) Talbert. Shortly after her birth her birth mother passed away. She and her brother, Clyde, was raised by Lawrence and Nellie (Morton) Talbert and to her, they were her parents.

Almeda went to Pleasant Grove country school and graduated from Greentop High School ...

John Paul Dovin

(Mar 15, 1962 - Jul 20, 2014)

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John Paul Dovin, 52, of Kirksville, Missouri, joined his Heavenly Father on July 20, 2014. John passed from this earth while at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

John is survived by his wife Pat (Helton), sons, Austin and Jansen and grandson Jaiden, daughter Brittany Neff and husband Brad of Kirksville, MO and son Jonathan Dovin of St. Louis, MO, grandchildren, Body Neff and Bristol Neff, his mother Bea Dovin of Rolla, MO; sisters ...

Mac Murphy

(May 02, 1917 - Jul 16, 2014)

Mac Murphy, 97, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday (July 16, 2014) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri.

The son of Alverta Westley and Esther Fertina (Gramling) Murphy, he was born May 2, 1917 in Milan, Missouri. Mac was united in marriage on December 8, 1935 in Milan, Missouri, to Ula Ogle, who survives.

Mac is also survived by two sons, Dennis Murphy of Green City, MO; and Tandy Murphy and wife Mary ...

Sahay Deeny

(Dec 28, 1959 - Jul 15, 2014)

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Sahay Deeny, 54, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday (July 15, 2014) at the University Missouri Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Sahay Deeny born (Tsehaye Tesfaye) was born December 28, 1959, in Gondar, Ethiopia. On August 16, 1991 in Spalding, Nebraska, Sahay was united in marriage to Daniel Hugh Deeny at St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

Sahay is survived by her husband Dan; one daughter, Beza Daniel of Nome, Alaska, as well as two brothers and ...

Ruby "Gene" (Draper) Gardner

(Sep 29, 1920 - Jul 06, 2014)

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Ruby “Gene” (Draper) Gardner, 93, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Sunday (July 6, 2014) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

The daughter of Bert and Carrie Bell (Newman) Draper, she was born September 29, 1920 in rural Brashear, Missouri. On January 24, 1942 in Brashear, Gene was united in marriage to Merlyn “Rusty” Gardner who preceded her in death on March 3, 2004.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers ...

Annabelle May (Lawrence) Novinger

(Feb 28, 1927 - Jul 06, 2014)

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Annabelle May (Lawrence) Novinger, 87, of Novinger, Missouri, passed away Sunday (July 6, 2014) at Twin Pines Adult Care Center in Kirksville.

The daughter of Ernest E. and Cassie Belle (May) Lawrence, she was born February 28, 1927 in Spring Brook, Wisconsin. On February 15, 1947, Annabelle was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” Novinger who preceded her in death on December 6, 1990. She was also preceded in death by her parents; four sisters ...

Theodore James Tarrant Sr.

(Jun 10, 1938 - Jul 05, 2014)

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Theodore James Tarrant Sr., 76, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Saturday (July 5, 2014) at Twin Pines Adult Care Center in Kirksville.

The son of Berl Ellis and Edith Madonna (Oseland) Tarrant, he was born June 10, 1938 in Alton, Illinois. He was united in marriage to Betty Fortschneider and two this union two children were born. On July 5, 1969 he married Elinor Hawkins who preceded him in death in 2011.

He was also ...

Howard Eugene Sullivan

(Jan 10, 1922 - Jul 05, 2014)

Howard Eugene Sullivan, 92, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Saturday (July 5, 2014) at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, Missouri.

On January 10, 1922 in Macon, Missouri, Howard was born the son of Edward Daniel and Effie Frances (Campbell) Sullivan. On April 10, 1943 in Elmer, Missouri, Howard was united in marriage to Nancy “Marie” Tuttle who preceded him in death on October 24, 1998.

He was also preceded in death by his parents ...

Clinton James Harris

(Jul 07, 1990 - Jul 03, 2014)

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Clinton James Harris, 23, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday (July 3, 2014) at his home.

The son of Lonnie Dale and Sherri Lynn (Pipes) Harris, he was born July 7, 1990 in Kirksville, Missouri.

Clinton is survived by his father, Lonnie Harris and special friend, Tammy Hodges both of Kirksville, MO; his mother and step father, Sherri and Robert McBee of Kirksville, MO; his special friend, Destiny Ferdig and her two daughters, Zannie ...

Phyllis Juanita (Barnhart) Rouse

(Apr 20, 1936 - Jun 30, 2014)

Phyllis Juanita (Barnhart) Rouse, 78, of Green Castle, Missouri, passed away Monday (June 30, 2014) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

The daughter of Pearly Stewart and Twila Francis (Cornelson) Barnhart, she was born April 20, 1936 in Livonia, Missouri. In 1953, Phyllis was united in marriage to Charles Rouse.

Phyllis is survived by her husband Charles of sixty years; one son Davin Lee Rouse of Green City, MO; two daughters, Sandra Sue Dixon ...