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Richard Eugene "Gene" Gardner

(Oct 23, 1925 - Jan 18, 2018)

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Richard Eugene "Gene" Gardner, 92, of Greentop, Missouri, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice in Bettendorf, Iowa.

Born October 23, 1925 in Queen City, Missouri, Richard was the son of the late Jake and Edith (Gillispie) Gardner. On August 26, 1946 in LaPlata, Missouri, Gene was united in marriage to Mary Lee Stoneking.

Gene is survived by his wife Mary of seventy-one years; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Bill and Diana Gardner, David Gardner, Richard Gardner, and Steven and Donna Gardner all of Davenport, IA; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Jean Gardner of Anabel, MO, and John and Wiese Gardner of Kirksville, MO; three sisters, Betty Eitel of Queen City, MO, Martha Woods of Greentop, MO, and Irene Burtlow of CA; nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren, as well as a number of nieces and nephews.

Gene was preceded in death by his ...

Estella Belle (Gearhart) Dole

(Nov 28, 1927 - Jan 17, 2018)

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Estella Belle (Gearhart) Dole, 90, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Kirksville Manor Care Center in Kirksville.

Born November 28, 1927 in Livonia, Missouri, Estella was the daughter of the late Vern and Ethel (Newman) Gearhart. Estella was also preceded in death by one brother, Orville Gearhart; one sister, Lucille Gearhart; one niece, Francis Graughn; sister-in-law, Mary Gearhart; brother-in-law, Richard Beck, son-in-law, Jim Cartwright, and one great-nephew, Cade Simon.

Estella is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Clark of Lindale, TX and Marsha Stewart and husband Terry of Kirksville, MO; two sisters, Lois Beck of Centerville, IA, and LaVerne Dover and husband Doren of Portland, TX; twelve grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; seventeen great-great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Estella resided most of her life in Putnam and Adair counties and received her education in Putnam County, Missouri. She was employed for McClellan's Dime Store, later Mattingley's over ...

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Harvey Lee Murphy

(Feb 21, 1932 - Jan 16, 2018)

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Harvey Lee Murphy, 85, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away January 16, 2018 at his home.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Travis-Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville. Interment wilh military honors will follow the service at Unionville Cemetery in Unionville, Missouri.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, January 20. 2018 for one hour before service time in the chapel of Travis-Noe Funeral Home.

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Mary Kathryn (McVay) Campbell

(Jun 10, 1941 - Jan 06, 2018)

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Mary Kathryn (McVay) Campbell, 76, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 at her home under Hospice care.

Born June 10, 1941 in Novinger, Missouri, Mary was the daughter of the late John "Jack" and Geneva (Jones) McVay. On January 14, 1961 in Adair County, Missouri, Mary was united in marriage to Gilbert Campbell who preceded her in death on April 6, 2007.

Mary is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Clinton and ...

Earl Eugene Sutton

(Mar 19, 1964 - Jan 05, 2018)

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Earl Eugene Sutton, 53, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Friday, January 5, 2018 at his home.

Born March 19, 1964 in Kirksville, Missouri, Earl was the son of the late Albert Eugene and Betty Jean (Hall) Sutton. Earl was also preceded in death by one son, Kyle Sutton.

Earl is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Trisha and Rick Robinson and Felecia Sutton all of Kirksville, MO; three sisters, Brenda Busch of Kirksville, MO ...

Richard Dale Gingerich

(Oct 03, 1934 - Jan 03, 2018)

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Richard Dale Gingerich, 83, of Springfield, Missouri, (formerly of Greentop, Missouri) passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

The son of Lando and Verna (Hersheerger) Gingerich, he was born October 3, 1934 in Kalona, Iowa. On December 3, 1975 in Quincy, Illinois, Richard was united in marriage to Rosetta Major, who survives.

Richard is also survived by four sons, Kim, Kerry, Tony and Terry Gingerich; two daughters, Vicki Casey and ...

Barbara Veola (Acton) Bunch

(Feb 28, 1940 - Dec 30, 2017)

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Barbara Veola (Acton) Bunch, 77, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017 at her home under Hospice care.

Born February 28, 1940 in Eldora, Iowa, Barbara was the daughter of the late Buell and Veneda (Dickenson) Acton. On March 16, 1957 in Desoto, Mississippi, Barbara was united in marriage to Von Eugene Bunch who preceded her in death on June 21, 2012. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Robert Wayne ...

Quintin Joseph Smyser

(Dec 17, 2014 - Dec 27, 2017)

Quintin Joseph Smyser, 3, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Northeast Regional Medical Center.

The son of Krystal Rose Craig, Quintin was born December 17, 2014 in Kirksville.

Quintin is survived by his mother, Krystal of Kirksville; one sister, Kameira Ledford of Kirksville; and one grandmother, Jenny Craig of Kirksville.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Thomas Noel Craig.

Quintin has been cremated, and no public services will be ...

Donald Edward Fowler

(Feb 02, 1966 - Dec 18, 2017)

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Donald Edward Fowler, 51, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away December 18, 2017 unexpectedly.

Born February 2, 1966 in Tell City, Indiana, Donald was the son of the late Donald Lee and Trudie (Smitson) Fowler.

Donald lived in many places throughout his childhood but his home was in Wagoner, Oklahoma where he graduated high school in 1984. After high school, Donald served in the U. S. Army and believed in serving his country. During his military ...

Jenny Lee (Chesmore) Lang

(May 13, 1935 - Dec 18, 2017)

Jenny Lee Lang, 82, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017 at Kirksville Manor Care Center in Kirksville.

The daughter of John and Eunice (Holland) Chesmore, she was born May 13, 1935 in Horicon, Wisconsin. On December 31 in Waukegan, Illinois, Jenny was united in marriage to Elmes Frank Lang, who preceded her in death.

Jenny is survived by three daughters, Katherine Larson of Florence, South Dakota, Elizabeth Schneides of Watertown, Wisconsin, and ...