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Eugene Dwaine "Gene" Austin

(Mar 15, 1950 - Jul 11, 2024)

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Eugene Dwaine "Gene" Austin, 74, of Kirksville, Missouri passed away Thursday, July 11, 2024 at his home.

He is survived by fiancé Susan Riddle, Daughter Karri Tugwell, Son Gene Austin Jr. Grandchildren Owen and Norah Austin, brother Bill Austin and wife Jane, four nieces, Jackie Williams, Billie Jean Austin, Bobbie Jo Peters, Robin Huffman, one nephew Eddie Huffman and several great nieces and nephews.

Gene was preceded in death by his mother and father June and William Austin, sister Judy Huffman, wife Sarah Barnhart Austin, daughters Mary Elizabeth Austin and Kelli Grimes, grandmother and grandfather Martha & Sterling Mosby.

Gene was a native of St. Louis, MO, and joined the United States Navy in 1969 where he served until he was released due to medical conditions. He went on to attend college in Hannibal and Kirksville, MO. Moving back to St. Louis in 1978 to work with his brother Bill ...

Charles William "Charlie" Wyatt

(Mar 30, 2024 - Jul 05, 2024)

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Charles William (Charlie) Wyatt, 3 month old son of Joseph Alexander and Kristi Nicole (McFarland) Wyatt passed away unexpectedly, Friday, July 5, 2024 at his home.

He is survived by his parents, Joseph and Kristi Wyatt; his grandparents, Candy McFarland of Kirksville, MO, and Alice Thurman of Independence, MO.; as well as two brothers, Cameron Daugherty and Colton Wyatt.

Charlie liked watching Bluey, he loved bright colors. He would always light up and smile when he saw his brothers. He loved to cuddle his mom and dad. He "ran" with his Mimi. Charlie loved sensory videos with reds and blacks. he loved to snuggle with dad and always has a fistful of his beard. He loved his mommy singing "Hush Little Baby". Charlie liked when the dog would give him kisses, and really enjoyed taking showers. Nobody could be in a bad mood around Charlie, he made everyone smile and ...

Trevor Ayden Benda

(Jan 06, 2003 - Jul 05, 2024)

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Trevor Ayden Benda, 21 of Kirksville, MO passed away unexpectedly on July 5th, 2024 at 8:14 am at University Hospital in Columbia, MO.

Trevor is survived by two children Declan Hollon and Hudson Hollon, mother, Elizabeth Joy (Price) Chrisman, grandfather William (Bill) F. Price all of Kirksville, MO; Eric A. Benda father and Tricia Benda of Riverside, MO; Siblings Jason Price, Jordan Price, and Gregory Benda. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by Donna Fay Price, grandmother, Kevin Dale Chrisman step-father, Eric A. Benda Senior, grandfather, and Eric A. Benda III, brother.

Trevor attended Kirksville High School. After leaving high-school, Trevor went on to acquire many jobs ending up loving his career with a roofing and construction crew. Trevor enjoyed many hobbies such as playing video games, spending time with friends and family, playing golf, and having adventures to concerts ...

John Stuart Bartling

(Jul 16, 1936 - Jul 04, 2024)

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John Stewart Bartling, born on July 16, 1936, in Hannibal, MO, passed away on July 4, 2024. He was the beloved son of Carl Henry Bartling and Lorene Mae (Creason) Bartling who preceded him in death.

John attended Hannibal, MO, public schools, and Hannibal-LaGrange College where he was valedictorian, receiving his Associate Bachelor Degree. He next went to University of Missouri, but disrupted his studies for two years in the Army where he distinguished himself.

Following the Army, John attended NE MO State Teachers College (now Truman State University) where he obtained his undergraduate degree. He then attended the University of Illinois where he obtained his Master’s Degree, and, being the consummate scholar, went to the University of Northern Colorado where he was awarded his EdD in Math Education.

John married Jane Ann (Poag) Bartling in June 1966. They both taught at Truman State University. Jane preceded John in ...

Mary Ann (Maupin) Wriedt

(Nov 22, 1934 - Jun 24, 2024)

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Mary Ann Wriedt, 89, of Kirksville, MO, passed away Monday, June 24, 2024 at her home in Kirksville.
The daughter of George and Juanita (Crutchlow) Maupin; she was born in Hannibal, MO, on November 22, 1934. Mary was united in marriage to Melvin Wriedt Sr. on December 23, 1950; who preceded her in death on January 10, 1994. They were married 45 years.
Mary is also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, William (Bill) Maupin, sons Melvin Wriedt Jr. and David Wriedt (in infancy).
She is survived by her sister and brothers, Gerry (Virgil) Lehenbaur, Robert (Bob) Maupin, and Michael (Mike) Maupin. Children Vicki (John) Martinez, George (Carolyn) Wriedt, Tanya (Neil) Dow, and Jackie Wriedt. Grandchildren Jessica (Aaron) Williams, Cybil Wriedt, Chelsea (Micah) Leipard, Stephnie (Shuri) Stonecipher, Michael (Brandi) Wriedt, Jennifer (Nathen) See, Casey Wriedt, Leah (Skip) Christiansen, Hayley (Justin) Hartgrave, Cameron (Amber) Dow, Bethany (Zach) Vandevender, Colton ...

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Tricen Lane Ballinger

(Jul 14, 2002 - Jul 03, 2024)

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Tricen Lane Ballinger, 21, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at the University Missouri Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

The son of Jeffrey Lane and Angela Marie (Sparks) Ballinger, he was born July 14, 2002 in Kirksville, Missouri.

Tricen is survived by his parents Jeff and Angela Ballinger of Kirksville, MO; one son, Artavius Lane Ballinger of Kirksville, MO; one daughter, Angelina Marie Ballinger of Kirksville, MO; his grandfather, Ira Dee Ballinger; one ...

Barbara Elaine (Bowling) Hill

(Oct 04, 1934 - Jul 01, 2024)

Barbara Elaine (Bowling) Hill, 89, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Monday, July 1, 2024 at her home.

Born October 4, 1934 in Bloomfield, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Cecil Newton and Ruth A. (Davis) Bowling. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Sherry Sorensen and one grandson, Daniel Sorensen. On February 14, 1953 in Bloomfield, Iowa, Elaine was united in marriage to Gerald W. Hill who preceded her in death ...

Henry "Earl" Turner

(Dec 11, 1934 - Jun 30, 2024)

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Henry "Earl" Turner, 89, of Queen City, Missouri passed away at his home peacefully on Sunday, June 30, 2024.

The son of Roy L. and Myrtle Olive (Darnell) Turner he was born December 11, 1934 in Kirksville, Missouri. On September 7, 1956 in Adair County, Earl was united in marriage to Phyllis Marie Snyder.

Earl is survived by his wife Phyllis of sixty-seven years; one son Roger and wife Caren of Queen City, MO; one ...

Frances Elaine (Davidson) Kelley

(Mar 13, 1942 - Jun 29, 2024)

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Frances Elaine (Davidson) Kelley, 82, of Green Castle, Missouri, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2024 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

Born March 13, 1942 in Adair County, Missouri Frances was the daughter of the late Francis Marion and Eileen Bernice (Reesman) Davidson. She was also preceded in death by two brothers Larry and Howard Davidson. On January 28, 1961 in Kirksville, Missouri, Frances was united in marriage to Gary Kelley.

Frances is survived ...

Steven Edward Howerton

(Jan 14, 1945 - Jun 28, 2024)

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Steven Edward Howerton, 79, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, June 28, 2024 at his home.

Born January 14, 1945 in Kirksville, Missouri, Steve was the son of the late Richard Earl and Cathryn Bernice (Anderson) Howerton. He was also preceded in death by one brother Mike Howerton. On October 15, 1966, Steve married Judy Kehrer and to this union three children were born.

Steve is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and ...