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Billy Leon "Bill" Elsea

(Nov 22, 1945 - Aug 19, 2019)

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Billy Leon Elsea, 73, passed away peacefully at his home in Willmathsville, Missouri on Monday August 19, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.

Bill was born on November 22, 1945 at Greentop, Missouri, the son of the late Wilborne and Ada Lee (Jones) Elsea.

He attended school in both Brashear, Missouri and Greentop, Missouri graduating from Greentop High School in 1963. He was drafted into the United States Army in April of 1968 where he served in the engineer division of Company C-Second Battalion serving in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged in January of 1970. After returning home Bill was engaged in farming and hog production with his father until he became employed with MFA in Kirksville, Missouri in 1999 where he was employed until retiring in 2014.

Bill was united in marriage to Karyon Dalton of Memphis, Missouri on November 7, 1971 at Shibley's Point, Missouri. They resided forty-eight ...

Charles Lee Rigdon

(Nov 10, 1937 - Aug 18, 2019)

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Charles Lee Rigdon, 81, of Queen City, Missouri, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

Born November 10, 1937 in Yuma, Colorado, Charles was the son of the late Wayne and Bertha (McClanahan) Rigdon. On June 3, 1962, Charles married Sonja Fay Small.

Charles is survived by his wife Sonja of fifty-seven years; five children, Michael (Susie) Rigdon and Dennis (Mary) Rigdon all of Queen City, MO, and Brian (Lora) Rigdon of Livonia, MO; two daughters, Teresa (Chris) Thompson and Anita (Jeremy) Lefler all of Queen City, MO; one brother, Glen (Lorraine) Rigdon of Galesburg, IL; two sisters-in-law, Connie (Larry) Speaks of Greentop, MO and Trudie Matheney of Kirksville, MO; twenty grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Buena Cook; brother and sister-in-law, Verl and Vaunda Rigdon; and one grandson, Jacob ...

Ronald Lee Frye

(Dec 31, 1946 - Aug 17, 2019)

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Ronald Lee Frye, 72, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Saturday August 17, 2019 at his home.

The son of the late Victor and Doris (Hiller) Frye, he was born December 31, 1946 in Ada, Oklahoma. On October 5, 1974 in Chillicothe, Missouri, Ronald was united in marriage to Deborah Chapman who survives.

Ronald is also survived by one daughter, Amy Frye of Kirksville, MO; two sons, Steven Frye and wife Jessica and Scott Frye and wife Larisa both of Kirksville, MO; three sisters, Barb Seabolt of Columbia, MO, Linda Karczewski of Belleville, IL, and Dian (Forrest) Enloe of Humansville, MO; brother-in-law, Dane Chapman and wife Linda of Temecula, CA, mother-in-law, Dorothy Chapman of Chillicothe, MO; six grandchildren, Hailey, Sadie, Kadience, Justin, Ellie, and Marlene, as well as a niece and three nephews.

Besides his parents preceding him in death Ronald was also preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Bob Karczewski ...

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Reverend Ruby Jean (Rouse) Ruggles

(Feb 01, 1941 - Aug 17, 2019)

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Ruby Jean Rouse Ruggles, 78, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Saturday (August 17, 2019) at home with her daughters present with her, in Kirksville, Missouri.
The daughter of Floyd and Retah Mills Rouse, she was born February 1, 1941 in Stahl, Missouri. Ruby was united in marriage on June 30, 1958 in Kirksville to Elmer Eugene Ruggles, who preceded her in death in 2015.
Surviving are two daughters, Debora Corrin of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and ...

Brenda Louise (McKim) Cady

(Oct 13, 1965 - Aug 10, 2019)

Brenda Louise (McKim) Cady, 53 of Greentop, Missouri, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019 at her home.

The daughter of Robert and Lela (Hatfield) McKim, she was born October 13, 1965 in Kirksville, Missouri.

Brenda is survived by her father Bob McKim; husband, Keith Cady of the home; two sons, Nathan McKim of Novinger, MO, and Jamie Brumbaugh of Quincy, IL; one brother, Dean Head of Kirksville, MO; two sisters, Patricia McKim of Durham, MO ...

Ryan Spencer Berry

(Sep 10, 1976 - Jul 29, 2019)

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Ryan Spencer Berry, 42, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly, Monday, July 29, 2019 in Columbia, Missouri.

On September 10, 1976 in Kirksville, Missouri, Ryan was born the son of Spencer and Connie (Ray) Berry.

Ryan is survived by his parents, Spencer and Connie Berry of Kirksville, MO, his sister and brother-in-law, Shonda and Scott Hicks, one nephew Lath Hicks, and one niece, Landry Hicks all of Kansas City, MO, as well as a number ...

Larry Stewart Bagley

(Nov 12, 1940 - Jul 23, 2019)

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Larry Stewart Bagley, 78, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2019 after undergoing surgery at KU Medical Center for an aortic aneurysm.

Born November 12, 1940 in Kirksville, Missouri, Larry was the son of the late Charles Leslie and Doris Vivian (Woodard) Bagley. On January 4, 1970 in Kirksville, Missouri, Larry was united in marriage to Jolene Hoerrmann.

Larry is survived by his wife Jolene of forty-nine years; one son and daughter-in-law, Lieut ...

Douglas Edward Kriegshauser

(Jan 31, 1959 - Jul 22, 2019)

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Douglas Kriegshauser, A.K.A "Thunder" to those who knew and loved him most, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019 at his home in Kirksville with family.

Doug is survived by his wife of 33 years, Terri; son Adam (Grace), son Scott, and two "chosen" sons, Aaron Hays and Mitchell Ray. Doug also has two cherished grandchildren, Aven and Gannon. Also surviving are siblings David Kriegshauser, Judy Blacksmith, Margie Pfannstiel, Joyce Miller, and Duane ...

Henrietta (Burris) Wilson

(Aug 04, 1937 - Jul 19, 2019)

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Henrietta (Burris) Wilson, 81, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Friday, July 19, 2019 at her home under the care of Hospice.

Born August 4, 1937 in Kirksville, Missouri, Henrietta was the daughter of the late George William and Lucille Lorene (Horrell) Burris. On August 13, 1955 in Kirksville, Henrietta was united in marriage to Vernell Wilson.

Henrietta is survived by her husband Vernell of sixty-three years; her children, Dennis Wilson of West Des Moines, IA ...

Marie Bell (Esterbrook) Worth

(Aug 19, 1933 - Jul 17, 2019)

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Marie Bell (Esterbrook) Worth, 85, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Kirksville Manor Care Center.

Born August 19, 1933 in Brashear, Missouri, Marie was the daughter of the late George and Nellie Marie (Ownbey) Esterbrook. On December 11, 1956 in Kirksville, Missouri, Marie was united in marriage to Harry Worth who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one son, Dale Worth.

Marie is survived by one ...