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Dwayne Ivan Shaffer

(Jun 11, 1943 - Nov 16, 2019)

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Dwayne Ivan Shaffer, 76, of Greentop, Missouri, passed away peacefully Saturday, November 16, 2019 at home under the care of Hospice.

Born June 11, 1943, in Anamosa, Iowa, Dwayne was the son of the late Richard and Helen (Shoop) Shaffer. Dwayne was a graduate of Anamosa High School with the Class of 1961. He later received a bachelor's degree in Biology & Chemistry from the University of Northern Iowa and began a teaching career in Crane, Missouri. On November 7, 1964, in Washington, Iowa, Dwayne was united in marriage to Carolyn Marie Coon.

Dwayne had deep roots in agriculture and a life-long love of science and nature. Over the years, he farmed in Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri, mostly specializing in dairy. He loved his cattle and the land.
His children fondly remember riding the four-wheeler and snowmobile with him, hunting and camping together, and his love of cashews. He was ...

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Allen Lee Laudwig

(Mar 25, 1959 - Nov 13, 2019)

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Allen Lee Laudwig, 60, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at Boone Hospital in Columbia.

Born March 25, 1959 in Kirksville, Missouri, Allen was the son of Allen Thomas and Glenda (Stidmon) Laudwig. On August 1, 1986 in Brookfield, Missouri, Allen was united in marriage to Angela Robinson.

Allen is survived by his wife, Angie of the home; his mother, Glenda Swanson of Kirksville, MO; two sons Austin (Marta) Laudwig of Petersburg ...

Brenda Lee Allen

(Dec 11, 1957 - Nov 11, 2019)

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Brenda Lee Allen, 61, of Greentop, Missouri, passed away Monday, November 11, 2019 at her home under the care of Hospice.

Born December 11, 1957 in Kirksville, Missouri, Brenda was the daughter of the late Charley William and Wilma Lucille (Eyler) Allen.

Brenda is survived by two daughters, Candy Rowland and husband Stefan of Queen City, MO, and Reba Morgan and fiancé Bryce Smith of Memphis, MO; as well as one granddaughter, Grace Rowland.

Brenda ...

Carol Jean (Barnhill) Kearns

(Jul 10, 1936 - Nov 07, 2019)

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Carol Jean (Barnhill) Kearns, 83, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Kirksville Manor Care Center.

Born July 10, 1936 in Kirksville, Missouri, Carol was the daughter of the late Ira and Mary (Daharsh) Barnhill. On August 16, 1970 in Kirksville, Carol was united in marriage to Leon Oscar Kearns who preceded her in death on November 9, 2017. She was also preceded in death by a step-daughter, Jan Ponwith, five brothers ...

Donald "Don" Eugene Deiters

(Nov 14, 1941 - Nov 05, 2019)

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Donald "Don" Eugene Deiters, 77, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the VA Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa.

Born November 14, 1941 in Ottumwa, Iowa, Don was the son of the late Edward Anthony and Fern Evelyn (Jones) Deiters. On June 1, 1963 in Ottumwa, Don was united in marriage to Willa Kathryn Houston.

Don is survived by his wife Willa of fifty-six years; one son and daughter-in-law, William "Bill" and ...

Colleen B. (Stokes) Hamilton

(Mar 09, 1928 - Nov 02, 2019)

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Colleen B. Hamilton, 91, of rural Kirksville MO passed away Saturday morning November 2nd at the Willapa Harbor Health and Rehab Center in Raymond, WA.

She was born March 9, 1928 in Adair County, MO. The daughter of William Paul Stokes and Emma Elizabeth (Rager) Stokes. On June 12, 1946 Colleen was united in marriage with the love of her life, Wendell W. Hamilton and celebrated 57 years, before his passing in 2003.

Colleen is ...

Bonnie Lee (Perry) Harker

(May 30, 1919 - Oct 19, 2019)

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Bonnie Lee (Perry) Harker, 100, of Kirksville, Missouri, was born May 30, 1919 in Schuyler County Missouri and left this earth to be with her Lord on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at The Pines in Kirksville. She was united in marriage to James Harold Harker on July 4, 1936 in Memphis, Missouri and to this union three children were born; Janet Ruth Harker Bunch, Harold (Bill) Harker, and Carole Louise Thie, all of Kirksville.

She ...

Buddy Leo Ambrosia

(Jan 30, 1950 - Oct 16, 2019)

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Buddy Leo Ambrosia, of rural Adair County, passed away Wednesday evening, October 16th, at the Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, following a lengthy illness. He was 69 years old.

The son of Leo P. and Annalu (Erwin) Ambrosia, Buddy was born January 30, 1950, in Kirksville, Missouri. He was educated at Oak Grove and Willmathsville rural schools, Kirksville High School, and Brashear High School, where he graduated in 1968. Buddy was ...

Catherine L. "Katie" (Lintner) Spangler

(Jul 12, 1935 - Oct 11, 2019)

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Catherine L. "Katie" Spangler, 84, of Kirksville, Missouri passed away Friday, October 11, 2019 at The Pines in Kirksville.

Born July 12, 1935 in Green City, Missouri, Katie was the daughter of the late Winnie Rayburn and Mildred Katherine (Boehringer) Lintner. On November 6, 1955 in Kirksville, Missouri, Katie was united in marriage to Dwayne Spangler who preceded her in death on July 27, 2019 after sixty-three years of marriage. She was also preceded in ...

Earl Hart Gleason

(Sep 03, 1928 - Oct 09, 2019)

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Earl Hart Gleason, 91 of Kirksville, MO peacefully passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at The Pines, in Kirksville, MO. He had also been well loved by his “family” at The Arbors, since his residency there in September 2013.

The son of Earl Ray and Emzy Francis (Martin) Gleason, he was born September 3, 1928 in Belleville, IL. On September 23, 1950, in Kirksville, MO, he married Marjorie Luella Reed.

He is survived by one ...