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Virginia Lee (Smith) Young

(Sep 09, 1928 - Sep 19, 2018)

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Virginia Lee Young, of rural Novinger, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2018 in Columbia, Missouri. She was born September 9, 1928, the daughter of Orval and Vye (Pierce) Smith. Virginia grew up on the Spring Creek Ranch in far eastern Sullivan County. She attended a rural school and graduated from the Green Castle High School. On September 18, 1946, Virginia married Paul James Young.

Surviving are her daughter Linda Harrelson, son Danny Young and wife Glenna, both of Kirksville; grandchildren Kristy Garcia, Jared Young, Paula Harrelson and Bryan Harrelson; two step-grandchildren Chet Daniels and Megan Elkins; four great-grandchildren and seven step-grandchildren. Other survivors include siblings Annie Dillard of Green Castle, Frank Smith of Illinois, and Larry L. Smith of Novinger, along with numerous other relatives. She also had a special connection with the Browning children who she took care of for many years.

She was preceded in death by her ...

Burrel Nelson Harris

(Sep 29, 1923 - Sep 18, 2018)

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Burrel Nelson Harris, 94, of Kirksville, MO, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at Kirksville Manor Care Center in Kirksville.

Born September 29, 1923 in Kirksville, Missouri, Burrel was the son of the late Fred Roy and Opaleen Vivian (Behrbaum) Harris. On December 7, 1947 in Kirksville, MO, Burrel was united in marriage to Hermine "Mimi" Bamble.

Burrel is survived by his wife Mimi of seventy-one years this December; two sons and daughters-in-law, Walter and Jane Harris of Kirksville, MO, and Michael and Josi Harris of Little Rock, AR; one daughter and son-in-law, Heidi and Jim Schmidt of Monett, MO; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, as well as one nephew and two nieces.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Barbara McIntosh and one brother, Darrel Harris.

Burrel was a life long resident and farmer of Adair County. He was a graduate from Kirksville High School with the Class of ...

Larry Wayne Boleach

(Feb 26, 1938 - Sep 17, 2018)

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Larry Wayne Boleach, 80, of Kirksville passed away at home under hospice care on Monday, September 17, 2018. Larry was born on February 26, 1938 in Hannibal, Missouri at the Levering Hospital to Russell Boleach and Etta Juanita (Maupin) Boleach. He spent his school years in Clarence and graduated from Clarence High School in 1956.
Larry attended college at the University of Missouri for one year. He transferred to Northeast Missouri State College, but he left school when his father passed away suddenly. On June 4, 1960 he married his high school sweetheart Linda Kay Wood. After they were married, Linda encouraged him to finish his degree and in 1962, he graduated from Northeast Missouri State College with a teaching degree. He began teaching in Shelbyville schools, where he taught K-12 PE and American History and coached 7-12 boys’ and girls’ basketball, baseball, was junior class sponsor and directed the ...

Billy Bunk Yadon

(Aug 31, 1943 - Sep 12, 2018)

Billy Bunk Yadon, 75, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at his home under Hospice care.

Born August 31, 1943 in Kirksville, Billy was the son of Clarence and Rosa Marie (Talbert) Yadon.

Billy is survived by three sons, Charles Yadon of Kirksville, MO, Ed Yadon of S. Carolina, and Anthony Yadon of Kirksville, MO; one brother, Dale Yadon of Williamsburg, MO; one sister, Shirley (Yadon) Higbee of Ocala, FL; and one granddaughter, Felicity Yadon of Kirksville, MO.

Billy received his education in the Kirksville public schools and was employed for the City of Kirksville at the Water Plant.

Billy's wish was to be cremated and no service be held. Arrangements were taken care of by Travis-Noe Funeral Home of Kirksville.

Leola Faye (Stidmon) Daniels

(Jun 01, 1935 - Aug 21, 2018)

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Leola Faye (Stidmon) Daniels, 83, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

Born June 1, 1935, in Stahl, Missouri, Leola was the daughter of the late Guy Wilkins and Ethel Mildred (Johnson) Stidmon. On September 2, 1959 in Stahl, Missouri, Leola was united in marriage to Bobby Lee Daniels.

Leola is survived by her husband Bobby of fifty-nine years; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Ramah and Francis McCabe of Hammond, IN, Mary Ann and Leon Harbur of Kirksville, MO, Glenda Swanson of Kirksville, MO, and Guyla Stidmon of Kansas City, MO; sister-in-law, Linda Daniels of Loganville, GA, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister Wanda York and her husband Bill, and brother-in-law, Bob Swanson.

Leola was a graduate from Novinger High School and received her Bachelor and Master's degree in Elementary ...

Billy Francis White

(Feb 06, 1923 - Aug 12, 2018)

Billy Francis White, 95, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2018 at the LaPlata Nursing Home in LaPlata, Missouri.

Born February 6, 1923 in Queen City, Missouri, Billy was the son of the late Allen Francis and Freda Delores (Young) White. Billy was united in marriage to Annabelle Buchanan on August 19, 1945 in Atlanta, Missouri.

Billy is survived by his wife, Annabelle of seventy-three years on the 19th of August; two sons and a daughter-in-law, David White of Eagleville, MO, and DeWayne and Karen White of Quincy, IL; one sister Dona Truitt of Bloomfield, IA; four grandchildren, Jessica (Aaron) Dominowski, Nicole White, Christal (Rob) Carter and Nathon White; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Hal and Martha Ross of Yorba Linda, CA; and several nieces and nephews.

Billy was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Geneva White.

Billy was a graduate from ...

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Richard "Dick" Oliver Erwin

(Mar 20, 1946 - Sep 06, 2018)

Richard "Dick" Oliver Erwin, 72, of Greentop, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, September 6, 2018 in Greentop, Missouri.

Dick was born in Kirksville, Missouri, March 20, 1946 the son of the late Richard Alva and Velma Ethel (Shahan) Erwin.

Dick was a graduate from Kirksville High School with the Class of 1964. He served his country in the United State Air Force in the Philippines and after serving returned to his farm in Adair County ...

Rosamond "Marie" Moots

(Jul 30, 1946 - Aug 31, 2018)

Rosamond "Marie" Moots, 72, of Gibbs, Missouri, passed away Friday, August 31, 2018 at the LaPlata Nursing Home in LaPlata, Missouri.

Marie was born July 30, 1946, nine months after her dad returned from WWII, in Richland Twp in Macon County, Missouri, the daughter of the late Jessie Owen and Rosalie (Mason) Moots.

Marie is survived by her daughter Amanda of Gibbs, MO, honorary son Justin P. Mulford of West Sacramento, CA, her four siblings ...

Leon Shafer

(Sep 18, 1937 - Aug 23, 2018)

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Leon Shafer, 80, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Thursday, August 23, 2018 at his home under the care of Hospice and family by his side.

Born September 18, 1937 in Green City, Missouri, Leon was the son of the late Charles Clifford and Rosa May (Hoerrmann) Shafer. On September 6, 1958 in Pollock, Missouri, Leon was united in marriage to Kathryn Baldridge.

Leon is survived by his wife Kathryn just shy of 60 years; two ...

Patricia "Joan" (Mossbarger) Hedgecock

(May 30, 1942 - Aug 22, 2018)

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Patricia "Joan" (Mossbarger) Hedgecock, 76, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2018 at the University Missouri Hospital in Columbia.

Born May 30, 1942 in Stahl, Missouri, Joan was the daughter of James Edward and Zerada Helen (Rogers) Mossbarger. On August 5, 1972 in Graysville, Missouri, Joan was united in marriage to Larry Hedgecock.

Joan is survived by her husband Larry of forty-six years; four sons, Randy Walker of Kirksville, MO, Jerry Hedgecock of ...