Recent Services

Dixie Lou (Rusk) Aldridge

(Dec 03, 1932 - Sep 14, 2023)

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Dixie Lou (Rusk) Aldridge, 90, of Kirksville, Missouri. passed away Thursday, September 14, 2023 at her home under Hospice care.

The daughter of the late William Rufus and Letha Irene (Foster) Rusk, she was born December 3, 1932. She was also preceded in death by one son Greg Wangelin; great-granddaughter, Isabella O'Neal; two sisters, Marjorie Henricks and Betty Spicer; one brother, Bill Rusk; one daughter-in-law, Sydney Wangelin; and one son-in-law, John Dickman.

Dixie is survived ...

Carmelita A. (Eagen) McVay

(May 17, 1922 - Sep 13, 2023)

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Carmelita A. (Eagen) McVay, 101, of Kirksville, Missouri passed away peacefully September 13, 2023, at The Pines in Kirksville.

Born May 17, 1922, in Brashear, Missouri, Carmelita was the daughter of the late Bernard and Lela (Mitten) Eagen. She attended Oak Grove school and graduated from Brashear High School in 1940. On October 26, 1941, in Adair, Missouri she was united in marriage to Otis McVay who preceded her in death on March 4, 1986 ...

Roy Daniel "Buck" Phillips

(Feb 17, 1950 - Sep 11, 2023)

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Roy Daniel Phillips, 73, of Green Castle, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly, Monday, September 11, 2023 at his home.

The son of the late Roy Guy and Ruby Ilene (Boley) Phillips, Danny was born February 17, 1950 in Kirksville, Missouri.

Danny is survived by two sons, Paxton Phillips of Kirksville, MO and Joshua Phillips of St. Louis, MO; one daughter, Nakisha Phillips of Des Moines, IA; and nine grandchildren.

Danny was a graduate from Kirksville High ...

Judy (Zeigler) Steele

(Oct 07, 1946 - Sep 09, 2023)

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Judy (Zeigler) Steele, 76, formerly of Kirksville, MO, died on Sept. 9, 2023 in Johnston, IA. Judy was born on October 7, 1946, outside of Kirksville, to Earl and Inis (Johnson) Zeigler.

Judy graduated from Kirksville High School in 1964 and the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in social work. In 1965, Judy married Bobby Leroy Steele, also of Kirksville. Bob and Judy raised three children and were married 50 years prior ...

David Lee Denton

(Nov 12, 1952 - Aug 24, 2023)

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David Lee Denton left this world for his next adventure on August 24, 2023, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Springfield, Illinois to Clarence Willard and Doris Marie (Adkisson) Denton on November 12, 1952. On June 9, 1985, he met his soulmate, Connie Lawrence Hamilton and they were married December 4, 1987 in Winter Haven, Florida.

He is survived by his wife; daughter Amanda (Dion) Cregeen of Kirksville, Missouri; sons ...

Emberlyn Ann Priest

(Aug 22, 2023 - Aug 22, 2023)

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Emberlyn Ann Priest cherished 2nd daughter of Chris and Rachel Priest, adored baby sister of Abigayle Priest, and beloved God-Daughter to Coryn Cenzer was born sleeping on August 22, 2023 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, MO.

How very softly you tiptoed into our world, but only a moment you stayed. What an imprint your footsteps have left upon our hearts. Emberlyn is deeply loved by her family.

Funeral services will be held 11 ...

Ola Mae (Talbert) Griffitts

(Feb 16, 1926 - Aug 15, 2023)

Ola Mae (Talbert) Griffitts, 97, of Queen City, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at the Schuyler County Nursing Home in Queen City.

The daughter of the late Luther Otto and Ethel Mae (Soloman) Talbert, she was born February 16, 1926 in Greentop, Missouri. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Griffitts; one son, Ronnie Griffitts, and two grandsons.

Ola is survived by one son, Russell Griffitts of Columbia, MO; one ...

Mary Ann (McLain) Baker

(Jun 24, 1969 - Aug 14, 2023)

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Mary Ann (McLain) Baker, 54, of Macon, Missouri, passed away Monday, August 14, 2023 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

The daughter of the late Clifford Gavin and Phyllis Irene (Eastwood) McLain, she was born June 24, 1969 in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, David and Dewayne McLain.

Mary is survived by two brothers, Matt McLain of LaPlata, MO, and Christian McLain of Atlanta, MO; two sisters, Melinda ...

Vicky Lynn (Sharp) Steele

(Jul 20, 1953 - Aug 14, 2023)

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Vicky Lynn (Sharp) Steele, 70, of Green Grove, formerly of Shibley’s Point community, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Monday, August 14, 2023 at Northeast Regional Medical Center, surrounded by family and dear friends.

Vicky was born on July 20, 1953 in Kirksville Osteopathic Hospital, to Elmer Pearl Sharp and Peggy (Gochnauer) Sharp.

Vicky graduated second in the class of 1971, Novinger R-1. She worked as a teacher’s aid at Novinger ...

Wendell Leon Kiser

(Mar 06, 1935 - Aug 06, 2023)

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Wendell Leon Kiser, 88, of Kirksville, MO, passed away peacefully at his home with family by his side on Sunday, August 6, 2023 while under hospice care.

The son of the late William Paul and Ellen Pearl (Craigmyle) Kiser, he was born March 6, 1935 in Shelbyville, MO. On August 26, 1960, Wendell was united in marriage to the love of his life, Mildred "Millie" D. McElhinney in Kirksville, MO.

Wendell is survived by his ...