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Clyde John Cole

(Mar 04, 1939 - Apr 15, 2024)

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Clyde John Cole, 85, of Hurdland, Missouri, passed away Monday, April 15, 2024 at Salt River Nursing Home in Shelbina, Missouri.

Born March 4, 1939 in Etna, Illinois, Clyde was the son of the late Ivan Dale and Cleo (Graham) Cole. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Pearle Norine Cole. On April 29, 1960 in Charleston, Illinois, Clyde was united in marriage to Sandra Kay Webster.

Clyde is survived by his wife Sandra of sixty-three years; son, Ivan Cole and wife Martha of Brashear, MO, and son Todd Cole of Columbia, MO; one daughter, Cathy and husband Matt Brown of St. Charles, MO; two sisters, Audrey Snider and Lennie Heddins both of Charleston, IL; five grandchildren, Chase (Jenna) Cole, ChaRae (Ryan) Wagner, Billy (Tiffany) Hunolt, Charlie (Brittany) Hunolt, and Mindy (Cody) Doscher; as well as thirteen great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Clyde received his education and ...

James Joseph "Jim" Sparks

(Jun 08, 1932 - Apr 14, 2024)

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Jim Sparks 91, of Kirksville, Missouri, formerly of Ewing, Missouri departed this life on Sunday, April 14, 2024.

He was the son of Erie P. Sparks and Lauria (Davis) Sparks, he was born in Quincy, Illinois on June 8, 1932. Jim was united in marriage to Emma (Claus) Sparks on August 9, 1953. Emma preceded him in death on October 26, 2021.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, one son, Brian Sparks and three brothers and sisters, Paul Sparks, Betty Staats, and Jerry Sparks.

Jim is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. James J. Sparks Jr. (Holly) of Verdigre, Nebraska, Dr. Robert W. Sparks (Dolores) of Kirksville, Mo , and Steven W. Sparks, (Jeanine) of Wright City, MO. Jim was a grandparent to 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren. Surviving siblings include, Barbara , Wiley, Riley (Skip), Larry, John, Nancy, Becky, Lonnie and Beverly.

Jim was a proud veteran ...

Joseph “Joe” Harold Epperson

(May 02, 1950 - Mar 29, 2024)

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Joseph “Joe” Harold Epperson passed away in his home March 29, 2024. He is the son of the late Harold Money Epperson and Stella Lathella (Thurman) Epperson. One sister, E. Beth Fralicx (Ron) of Foristell survives, as does an aunt Linda (Thurman) Sloan of Macon, and many cousins.

Joe spent his life in Kirksville and was a man of many talents. He was a jack of all trades, and he loved tinkering with and repairing cars and motorcycles. He held many jobs starting with working for his dad at Stouts Music House. From there he went to Wright’s Tire & Appliances and Wright’s Sight and Sound where he repaired and installed appliances and stereo systems. He worked at Standard Register for many years, and after it moved from the area he found employment from truck driving to electronics production and even opened Jug Heads, a cycle repair shop ...

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Rocky Lane Hale

(Mar 17, 1957 - Apr 09, 2024)

Rocky Lane Hale, 67, of Kirksville, Missouri passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at his home.

Rocky was born in Kirksville on March 17, 1957 the son of Joshua Chester and Billie Jean (Whitaker) Hale.

Rocky is survived by his companion of more than thirty years, Sharon Reese; two brothers, Rick (Teresa) Hale of Kirksville and Randy (Kandy) Hale of Milan, MO; one sister-in-law, Karen Hale of Milan, MO; and several nieces and nephews.

He ...

Irene Mae (Baskett) Weber

(Jun 19, 1934 - Apr 04, 2024)

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Irene Mae (Baskett) Weber, 89, of Kirksville, Missouri passed away Thursday, April 4, 2024 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

She was born in Novinger, Missouri, on June 19, 1934 the daughter of Olen Francis and Nellie (Zeigler) Baskett. Irene was united in marriage in Greentop, Missouri, on November 26, 1953, to Frank Michael Weber Sr., who preceded her in death on January 1, 1991.

Irene was also preceded in death her parents; one ...

Helen Jo (Westmoreland) Schoonover

(Jan 06, 1948 - Apr 02, 2024)

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Helen Jo Schoonover, 76, of Kirksville Missouri died Tuesday April 2, 2024 at her home with her husband at her bedside.
She was born January 6, 1948 near Elijah, Missouri near the “old river place” to Carl and Nellie Mae (Grisham) Westmoreland.
She is survived by her husband Dick Schoonover, three sons: Steve (Shelley), Rob (Mindy), and Chuck (Nicole), three grandchildren: Katie, Zach, and Shaylin, and two great-grandchildren: Bentley and Everleigh, as well as many ...

Crystal Arlene (Clay) Douglas

(Mar 04, 1937 - Mar 31, 2024)

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Crystal Arlene (Clay) Douglas passed away Sunday, March 31, 2024 at The Pines with her family by her side. The daughter of James Arlie and Otha Marie (Elam) Clay she was born on March 4, 1937 in Green City, MO. On October 13, 1961 in Kirksville, MO she was united in marriage to Donald William Douglas who preceded her in death on July 8, 2002.

Crystal is survived by two daughters and son-in-law, Brenda Magruder ...

Clayton Ray McFarland

(Jul 23, 2000 - Mar 26, 2024)

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Clayton Ray McFarland, 23, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at Northeast Regional Hospital in Kirksville.

He was born July 23, 2000 in Kirksville, the son of Harold Jr. and Jean (Glaspie) McFarland.

Clayton was preceded in death by his grandparents.

He is survived by his parents; three brothers: Justin, Mathew and Coy McFarland all of Kirksville; two sisters, Clarissa and Ashley McFarland of Kirksville; one nephew, Jaden McFarland of Kirksville, as ...

Marjorie May (Hamilton) Walters

(Jan 17, 1927 - Mar 25, 2024)

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Marjorie May (Hamilton) Walters, 97, of Green Castle, Missouri, passed away Monday, March 25, 2024 at the La Plata Nursing Home in La Plata, Missouri.

Marjorie was born January 17, 1927 in Green Castle, the daughter of Charles and Lola (Hammons) Hamilton. She was united in marriage on June 22, 1947 in Kirksville, Missouri, to Raymond Walters, who preceded on April 24, 2000.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Forrest ...

Cecelia Ann (Alberts) McLaughlin

(Feb 20, 1941 - Mar 22, 2024)

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Cecelia Ann (Alberts) McLaughlin, 83, of Kirksville, Missouri. passed away Friday, March 22, 2024 at Sunnyview Nursing Home in Trenton, Missouri.

Born February 20, 1941 in Keokuk, Iowa, Cecelia was the daughter of the late Edward Francis and Frances Ann (Kimbrough) Alberts. On August 11, 1962 in Keokuk, Iowa, Cecelia was united in marriage to James Edward McLaughlin.

Cecelia is survived by her husband James of sixty-one years; four daughters, Lisa Reid and husband Steve ...