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Carl Anderson "Skip" Slater Jr.

(Jun 13, 1930 - Nov 15, 2017)

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Carl Anderson "Skip" Slater Jr., 87, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Kirksville Manor Care Center.

Born June 13, 1930 in LaGrange, Missouri, Carl was the son of the late Carl and Ducky "Ruth" (Butler) Slater Sr. Carl was also preceded in death by three sisters, Helen Harsell, Darlene Decker and Betsy Slater, and three brothers, Robert, Donald, and John Slater.

Skip is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Angela and Brad Althide of LaPlata, MO, and Holly and Terry Bearly of Lee's Summit, MO; two brothers, Larry Slater of Quincy, IL, and Leroy Slater of Sheperdsville, KY; one sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Martin McCarty of Dunlap, IL; four grandchildren, Lucas Bearly of Milwaukee, WI, Allison Bearly of Lee's Summit, MO, Callie Althide of LaPlata, MO, and Cassidy Althide of LaPlata, MO, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Skip was a graduate from LaGrange ...

Allene Geanell (James) Mathes

(Aug 15, 1922 - Nov 14, 2017)

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Allene Geanell (James) Mathes, 95, of Kirksville, Missouri passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

Born August 15, 1922 in Kirksville, Missouri, Allene was the daughter of the late Allen C. and Essie Wyetta (McClanahan) James. On November 18, 1939 in Kirksville, Missouri, Allene was united in marriage to Roy L. Mathes who preceded her in death on August 25, 1981. She was also preceded in death by three daughters, Linda Lonberger, Brenda Mason, and Roylene Barker; one sister, Helen Treasure, and one grandson, Cliston Barker Jr.

Allene is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Garry and Alice Kay Mathes of Greentop, MO; two daughters and son-in-law, Barbara Miller and Jaye of Kirksville, MO, and Anita and Cliston Barker of Greentop, MO; eleven grandchildren, David Mathes, Janet Reed, Julie Boyer, Lisa Todd, Terry Beets, Dawn Fisher, Rene Harkins, Sherry Reno, Tami Western-High, Roger Lonberger ...

Bill Duane Capps

(Jul 22, 1932 - Nov 11, 2017)

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Bill Duane Capps, 85, of Novinger, Missouri, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Knox County Nursing Home in Edina, Missouri.

Born July 22, 1932 in Stahl, Missouri, Bill was the son of the late Hallie Kline and Felma (Frost) Capps. On July 3, 1954 in Kirksville, Missouri, Bill was united in marriage to Dorva Marie Ray who preceded him in death on July 29, 2010. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Foster.

Bill is survived by one son, Randy Capps of Kansas City, KS; five brothers, Harold Capps of Des Moines, IA, Kline Capps of Storm Lake, IA, and Terry Capps, Randy Capps and Alan Capps all of Kirksville, MO; two sisters, Kay Magruder and Hallene Lloyd both of Kirksville, MO; three grandchildren, Jennifer Totsch of Novinger, MO, Becky Prough of Queen City, MO, and Vanessa Craig of Browning, MO; several great-grandchildren and several nieces ...

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Leon Oscar Kearns

(Sep 10, 1937 - Nov 09, 2017)

Leon Oscar Kearns, 80, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Knox County Nursing Home in Edina, Missouri.

Born September 10, 1937 in Elkhart, Iowa, Leon was the son of the late Oscar J. and Edna M. (Shafer) Kearns. He married Carol Jean Barnhill on August 15, 1970 in Kirksville, Missouri.

Leon is survived by his wife Carol of forty-seven years; one son, Steven Kearns of Kansas City, KS; one daughter ...

Linda Joyce (Poston) Zeigler

(Jun 03, 1946 - Nov 02, 2017)

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Linda Joyce (Poston) Zeigler, 71, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Thursday, November 2, 2017 at her home with her husband and daughter by her side.

Born June 3, 1946 in Kirksville, Missouri, Linda was the daughter of William Lee and Lenora Katherine (Evans) Poston. On December 5, 1964 in Kirksville, Missouri, Linda was united in marriage to Billy Dee Zeigler.

Linda is survived by her husband, Billy of fifty-two years; two daughters, Kathy Dawn Cook ...

Rex Allen Conner

(Jun 05, 1960 - Nov 01, 2017)

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Rex Allen Conner, 57, of Novinger, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at University Medical Center in Columbia, Missouri.

The son of Tomas Edward and Betty June (Williams) Conner, Rex was born June 5, 1960 in Kirksville, Missouri. He was united in marriage on February 12, 1977 in Novinger to Kathy Jean Baird, who survives.

Rex is also survived by one son, Thomas Wayne Conner of Novinger; two daughters, Misty Dawn Conner and Fiancée ...

Mabel Irene (Mabis) Moots

(Jul 30, 1925 - Oct 28, 2017)

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Mabel Irene (Mabis) Moots, 92, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Saturday, (October 28, 2017) at Twin Pines Adult Care Center in Kirksville.

Born July 30, 1925 in Novinger, Missouri, Mabel was the daughter of the late George Washington and Winona Margaret (Capps) Mabis. On October 8, 1945 in Novinger, Missouri, Mabel was united in marriage to Roy Moots who preceded her in death in 1991 after forty-six years of marriage. She was also preceded in ...

Daniel Eugene Lonberger

(Jun 03, 1953 - Oct 27, 2017)

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Daniel Eugene Lonberger, 64, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Friday (October 27, 2017) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

Born June 3, 1953 in Kirksville, Missouri, Daniel was the son of Franklin Pierce and Dorothy Jean (Jackson) Lonberger. On October 18, 2008 in Kirksville, Missouri, Danny was united in marriage to Gemma Madara Abejuela.

Danny is survived by his wife Gemma of the home; his father, Frank Lonberger of Kirksville, MO; one daughter and ...

Bruce Wayne Waddle

(Oct 22, 1955 - Oct 25, 2017)

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Bruce Wayne Waddle, 62, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

Born October 22, 1955 in Kirksville, Missouri, Bruce was the son of the late Junior D. and Norma Jean (Barrickman) Waddle. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ronald and Larry Waddle, and three sisters, Connie Jean Waddle, Karla Jo Waddle and Janet Nihiser.

Bruce is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Joshua ...

Wayne Edward Laudwig

(Oct 15, 1933 - Oct 23, 2017)

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Wayne Laudwig, along with his wife, Gwen Laudwig, died tragically in an automobile accident on October 23 in Kirksville, MO.

Wayne was born in 1933 and lived nearly his entire life at the farm on which he was born. From 1951 until 2013 he was proud to farm the land that had been in his family since 1903. He raised both livestock and crops and was recently described by a close friend as “a farmer ...