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Darwin G. Sandstrom

(Feb 23, 1923 - Aug 19, 2014)

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Darwin G. Sandstrom, 91, of Holt, Missouri, formerly of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday (August 19, 2014) at St. Alexius Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

The son of Claude and Eva (Stone) Sandstrom, he was born February 23, 1923 in Novinger, Missouri. On February 10, 1943 in Kirksville, Missouri, Darwin was united in marriage to Maxine Snow.

Darwin is survived by his wife Maxine of seventy-two years; one son, Darwin K. Sandstrom of Kansas City ...

Harold Eugene Bozarth

(Nov 26, 1950 - Aug 18, 2014)

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Harold Eugene Bozarth, 63, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Monday (August 18, 2014) at his home under Hospice care.

The son of Vern and Eunice (Wellman) Bozarth, he was born November 26, 1950 in Kirksville, Missouri. In 1975, Harold married Susie Stigall and to this union one daughter was born. On May 17, 1986 in Centerville, Iowa, he was united in marriage to Rochelle Latham.

Harold is survived by his wife, Rochelle Bozarth of the ...

Alice May (Loe) Roberts

(Aug 16, 1931 - Aug 18, 2014)

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Alice May (Loe) Roberts, 83, of Yarrow, Missouri, passed away Monday (August 18, 2014) at the LaPlata Nursing Home in LaPlata, Missouri.

The daughter of Albert and Hadia (Sunderland) Loe, she was born August 16, 1931 at her parent’s home near Yarrow.

Alice grew up on the family farm southwest of Yarrow, attended grade school at Mount Zion School near Yarrow, and graduated from Kirksville Senior High School in 1949. She then obtained her ...

Lee R. Kittle

(Dec 23, 1919 - Aug 17, 2014)

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Lee R. Kittle, 94, of Novinger, Missouri, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014, at the Schuyler County Nursing Home in Queen City, Missouri.

On December 23, 1919, he was born to Calvin Lewis and Alma (Erwin) Kittle in Adair County, Missouri. On January 22, 1942 he was united in marriage to Lora Fay Williams who survives. To this marriage two children were born, Thresa Burrus of Kirksville, MO and David Kittle and wife Judy of ...

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 ...