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Curtis Eugene "Gene" Fuller

(Jul 30, 1939 - Jan 21, 2019)

Curtis Eugene "Gene" Fuller, 79, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly Monday, January 21, 2019 at the LaPlata Nursing Home.

The son of the late Curley and Gertha Joe (Tallant) Fuller, Gene was born July 30, 1939 in Finley, OK. Gene graduated from high school in Oklahoma and went on to the School of the Ozarks Junior College. He worked a number of years for Norfolk & Western Railroad before going to work as an over the road truck driver. Gene was last employed for a company in Edmond, Oklahoma driving a cement truck until his retirement. After his retirement Gene moved to Kirksville to make his home.

Gene is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Judee Fuller of Kirksville, MO; his daughter, Angie Ruggles of Kirksville, MO; one brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Alice Fuller of Oklahoma City, OK, as well as six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren ...

Robert Neal Williams Jr.

(Mar 30, 1956 - Jan 20, 2019)

Robert Neal Williams Jr., 62, of LaPlata, Missouri, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019 at his home.

The son of the late Robert Neal and Betty Mae (Hendricks) Williams Sr., he was born March 30, 1956 in Seaside, California. On March 19, 1990 in Quincy, Illinois, Robert was united in marriage to Martha B. Lang.

Robert is survived by his wife Martha of the home; five sons, Chris Lake and Ricky Woosley both of Kirksville, MO, and Cody, Travis Williams both of LaPlata, MO, and Nathan Rise of Quincy, IL; two daughters, Heather Berry of Quincy, IL, and Jacqeline Propst of North Carolina; two brothers, Mark Williams of Fulton, MO, and Jeff Williams of Decatur, IL; two sisters, Cheryl Bowman of Millersburg, MO and Debbie Kramer; his mother-in-law, Charlotte Miller of Macon, MO; as well as eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Mike ...

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Richard Lee Detweiler

(Mar 25, 1954 - Jan 13, 2019)

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Richard “Dick” Lee Detweiler was born on March 25, 1954 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was the eldest of Rev. Richard Jessee and Mary Lou (Wooldridge) Detweiler’s 4 children including Peter, Paul, and Susan. A major influence on his upbringing was his fathers’ occupation as a Methodist minister and servant to the people. Due to the nature of his father’s work, the family moved around and he experienced many towns across Missouri including ...

Nathaniel Aaron Burns

(May 21, 1975 - Jan 06, 2019)

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Nathaniel Aaron Burns, 43, of Macon, Missouri, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Samaritan Hospital in Macon.

The son of Daniel Ray and Jo Ellen (Poppy) Burns, Nathaniel was born May 21, 1975 in Pontiac, Michigan. On June 27, 2003 in Ypsilanti, Michigan, Nathaniel was united in "marriage to Elisabeth Ann Bishop".

Nathaniel is survived by his wife, Elisabeth of the home; four sons, Guy, Rufus, Timothy and Henry all of the home; four ...

Olive Ruth (Soule) Reiser

(Jul 06, 1927 - Jan 01, 2019)

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Olive Ruth (Soule) Reiser, 91, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri after a brief illness.

Born July 6, 1927 in Winfield, Kansas, Olive was the daughter of the late Frank and Lila Grace (Palmer) Soule. On September 3, 1950 in Winfield, Kansas, Olive was united in marriage to Billie Wayne Reiser who preceded her in death on July 1, 2007. She was also preceded in ...

Benny Herman Rose

(Jul 16, 1942 - Dec 28, 2018)

Benny Herman Rose, 76, of Corpus Christi, Texas, passed away Friday, December 28, 2018 at Angel Bright Hospice in Corpus Christi.

Benny, the son of Herman Levi and Opal Irene Rose, was born in Kirksville, MO and graduated from Kirksville Senior High School in 1960. He earned BS degrees in physics and education from Northeast Missouri State Teachers College in 1965. He also earned MS and PhD degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1967 ...

Evelyn Eloise (Athon) Pettit

(Jul 03, 1938 - Dec 28, 2018)

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Evelyn Eloise (Athon) Pettit, 80, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Friday, December 28, 2018 at her home under Hospice care and family by her side.

The daughter of Ernal Ross and Opal Lenora (Wiedenkoffer) Athon, Evelyn was born July 3, 1938 in Green Castle, Missouri. On June 27, 1960 in Kansas City, MO, Evelyn was united in marriage to Merl Pettit who preceded her in death on May 6, 1999. She was also preceded in ...

Robert Lee Horn Sr. (Bob)

(Jul 01, 1935 - Dec 19, 2018)

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Robert Lee Horn Sr. (Bob), 83, of Kirksville, died December 19, 2018 in the North Kansas City Hospital surrounded by his children.

Born July 1, 1935 in Jacksonville, Illinois he was the son of Ralph and Meta (Lovekamp) Horn. On November 15, 1959 he married Andrea Riess.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Andrea and his eldest son, Robert Jr (Bobby) who passed away this year in Memphis, TN.

Bob is ...

John "Phillip" March

(Mar 28, 1955 - Dec 18, 2018)

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John "Phillip" March, 63, of Greentop, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at his home.

Born March 28, 1955 in Kirksville, Missouri, Phillip was the son of Joe and Frances (Drummond) March. In August of 1974 in Brashear, Missouri, Phillip was united in marriage to Cathy Hill, who survives.

He is also survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Cole and Jennifer March of Raymore, Missouri, and Caleb and Carrie March of Queen City, Missouri ...

Linda Kay (Morelock) Tillotson

(Sep 21, 1945 - Dec 18, 2018)

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Linda Kay (Morelock) Tillotson, age 73, died on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Valleyview Healthcare & Rehab in Houston, MN. Born on September 21, 1945, in Kirksville, MO, to Donald and Ruby (Lewis) Morelock, she graduated from Kirksville High School and attended Northeast Missouri State Teacher's College. On August 15, 1965, she married John Tillotson who proceeded in death on August 11, 2017.

Linda volunteered and taught school for mentally and physically disabled adults, was ...