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Kenneth Richard Fountain Jr.

(Mar 26, 1937 - Oct 07, 2017)

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Kenneth R. Fountain Jr., PhD, age 80, stepped into eternal life on Saturday, October 7th,, 2017, while at his home in Kirksville, MO. His transition was peaceful, surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by his parents and two younger siblings, David Fountain and Ruth Fountain. He was born, March 26th, 1937 to Kenneth Sr. and Bertha “Betty” Fountain in Chicago, IL. He was a graduate of Wheaton College class of ‘59, and obtained his PhD in Chemistry from University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. He completed his post-doctoral appointment in SUNY Buffalo, 1968.

He met the love of his life Doris Bingham, at the library of Malone College in 1963 in Canton, OH. They married, March 25th, 1966 and recently celebrated their 50th anniversary with friends and family by returning to the same hall as their wedding reception in Shalersville, OH. Together, they had three children, who then later ...

Andrea Lee (Riess) Horn

(Sep 07, 1941 - Sep 28, 2017)

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Andrea Lee (Riess) Horn passed peacefully in the early morning of September 28, 2017 at Northeast Regional Medical Center.

Andrea was born on September 7, 1941 in Evansville, IN to Walter Lee and Wanda Lee (Herron) Riess. At an early age the family settled in New Berlin, IL. On November 15, 1959 Andrea married Robert (Bob) Lee Horn at St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Berlin. In 1960, Bob and Andrea purchased a farm in northern Adair County and moved to Greentop, MO. Andrea began work at the Bank of Kirksville and then started her family.

Andrea and Bob raised four children on their farm in Greentop. Andrea was an active leader in the Missouri 4-H, and the Parent Teacher Organization in the Kirksville Schools. She was a sister in the Lancaster Preceptor Delta Psi chapter, of the National Beta Sigma Phi sorority. Andrea was also an active Church ...

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Ivalee Ellen (Hubbard) Uber

(Nov 25, 1921 - Oct 13, 2017)

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Ivalee Ellen (Hubbard) Uber, 95, of Greentop, Missouri, passed away Friday (October 13, 2017) at the Knox County Nursing Home in Edina.

Born November 25, 1921 in rural Greentop, Missouri, Ivalee was the daughter of the late Lowery Edwin and Minnie (Waggoner) Hubbard. On December 20, 1939 in Queen City, Missouri, Ivalee was united in marriage to Orville Charles Uber who preceded her in death on January 12, 1995. She was also preceded in death ...

Harry Lee Durflinger

(Aug 11, 1933 - Oct 11, 2017)

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Harry Lee Durflinger, 84, of Greentop, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday (October 11, 2017) at his home.

Born August 11, 1933 in Ottumwa, Iowa, Harry was the son of the late George Oliver and Garnet Erma (Davidson) Durflinger. On October 19, 1952 Harry married Cecelia Failyer and to this union six children were born. On July 20, 1979 in Lancaster, Missouri, Harry was united in marriage to Betty Jane Webb and to this union one ...

Doris Jean (Spray) Cullers

(May 25, 1945 - Oct 10, 2017)

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Doris Jean (Spray) Cullers, 72, of Queen City, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

Doris was born May 25, 1945 in Memphis, Missouri, the daughter of the late Alvin Edward and Irene Belle (Barnes) Spray. On November 9, 1964 in Hurdland, Missouri, Doris was united in marriage to William Richard Cullers.

Doris is survived by her husband William of fifty-two years; seven children, Bobby Spray and wife ...

Leila Mae (Briddle) Scott

(Dec 31, 1924 - Oct 07, 2017)

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Leila Mae (Briddle) Scott, 92, of Greentop, Missouri, passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

The daughter of Homer Crenshaw and Susie Myrtle (Lay) Briddle, she was born December 31, 1924 in Fegley, Missouri. On August 9, 1943 in Novinger, Missouri, Leila was united in marriage to Oren Scott who preceded her in death on August 23, 1984. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son ...

Nathaniel Hunter "Nate" Bunch

(Jun 15, 2005 - Oct 05, 2017)

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Nathaniel Hunter "Nate" Bunch, 12, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 following a valiant fight with Leukemia at St. Louis Children's Hospital.

The son of Richard and Jenifer (Haggy) Bunch, Nate was born June 15, 2005 in Kirksville, Missouri.

Nate is survived by his parents Richard and Jenifer Bunch of Kirksville, MO; one brother, Kody Bunch and fiancée Amber Banks of LaPlata, MO; four sisters, Tasha Kelley and husband Martin of Macon ...

Vonda Louise (Holloway) Truitt

(Aug 30, 1934 - Oct 04, 2017)

Vonda Louise (Holloway) Truitt, 83, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Twin Pines Adult Care Center in Kirksville.

The daughter of Gurnie and Ester (Douglas) Holloway, Vonda was born August 30, 1934 in Novinger, Missouri.

She is survived by one son, Robert Fisher of Kirksville, MO; one daughter, Pam Speaks of Kirksville, MO; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Carol Dee ...

James Stewart Elmslie

(Dec 30, 1930 - Oct 01, 2017)

James Stewart Elmslie, 86, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Twin Pines Adult Care Center in Kirksville.

The son of Wallace and Hazel (Stewart) Elmslie, he was born December 30, 1930 in Quincy, Illinois. He was united in marriage to Jean Elmslie who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Alice Schaller.

James is survived by two sons, Keith Elmslie of Kirksville ...

Ellis Eugene Newcomer

(Feb 12, 1931 - Sep 28, 2017)

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Ellis Eugene Newcomer, 86, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Twin Pines Adult Care Center in Kirksville.

The son of Oscar and Ethel (Dudgeon) Newcomer, Ellis was born February 12, 1931 in Kirksville, Missouri. On November 8, 1953 in Kirksville, Ellis was united in marriage to Patsy Louise Riley who preceded him in death on September 24, 2007. He was also preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Jared Newcomer ...