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Blake Thomas Blackburn

(Jul 28, 1991 - May 25, 2024)

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Blake Thomas Blackburn, 32, of Liberty, Missouri, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2024 at North Care Hospice in Kansas City, Missouri.

The son of Garry Ray and Peggy Jo (Johnson) Blackburn, he was born July 28, 1991 in Kirksville, Missouri.

Blake is survived by his parents Garry and Peggy Blackburn of Liberty, MO; his sister, Baylee Blackburn of Liberty, MO; his grandmothers, Carol Shrouf of Connelsville, MO, and Eva (Dan Ebert) Johnson of Downing, MO; as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Blake was preceded in death by his grandfather, Tom Shrouf.

Blake was a graduate of Novinger R-I High School with the Class of 2010. He enjoyed Chicago Cubs baseball, Indianapolis Colts football, Marvel, watching TV, and Rock music, but most of all he loved time spent visiting with his family and friends.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2024 at Novinger ...

Linda Kay (Cunningham) Yearns

(Jul 08, 1961 - May 16, 2024)

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Linda Kay (Cunningham) Yearns, 62, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly at her home Thursday, May 16, 2024.

Born July 8, 1961 in Kirksville, Missouri, Linda was the daughter of the late Otha Odell and Betty Geraldine (Sullivan) Cunningham. Linda married Dewayne Yearns who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth Cunningham and Terry Lee in infancy.

Linda is survived by three brothers, Jimmy Cunningham of TX, Rex Cunningham of Blue Springs, MO, and Larry Cunningham of Macon, MO; and two sisters, Joyce Cunningham of Kirksville, MO, and Louise Warren of New Cambria, MO.

Linda received her education at LaPlata R-II School. She worked a number of years as a cook at Uptown Cafe, later for Sodexo at Truman State University, and last at Kraft Foods.

Linda has been cremated and a Celebration of Life will be held 5:30 p.m. Tuesday ...

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Donald Hugh McCoy

(Oct 07, 1936 - May 23, 2024)

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Donald Hugh McCoy, 87, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, May 23, 2024 at his home.

The son of the late James Verl and Vivian Gayle (Beever) McCoy, he was born October 7, 1936 in Shattuck, Oklahoma. He was also preceded in death by one granddaughter, Allison Nikole Pfeiffer and one grandson, Shane William Ferguson. On May 16, 1964 in Halstead, Kansas, Donald was united in marriage to Carol Gay McElwain.

Don is survived ...

Joseph Howard "Joe" Wyatt

(Jul 01, 1964 - May 19, 2024)

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Well known to many Joseph (Joe) Howard Wyatt 59, of Green Castle, MO, as well as Bradenton, FL (from 1992-2011), passed away in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving wife, Sheila, children Alex, Jasmine, and Jessica, as well as his siblings Randy and Terry.

He was born July 1, 1964, the son of the late William (Bill) David Wyatt and Geneva Lucille (Drummond) Wyatt of Novinger, MO. On June 30, 1990 Joe ...

Austin Eugene Daniels

(Dec 18, 1998 - May 17, 2024)

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Austin Eugene Daniels of Greencastle, MO, son of Charles (Chuck) Eugene and Angela Lee (Neff) Daniels, passed away tragically in a grain bin accident on Friday, May 17, 2024, in Hamilton, MO, doing what he did so well, working hard.

Born December 18, 1998, he is the only son of Chuck and Angela Daniels of Greencastle, MO. Austin is the baby brother of three sisters, Lee Ann (Matthew) Bonnel of Kirksville, MO, Lynn Marie (Jay ...

Carol Jean (Sandstrom) Hines

(Dec 31, 1942 - May 16, 2024)

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Well known in Novinger Carol Sandstrom Hines passed away unexpectedly Thursday, May 16, 2024 at her home.

She was born Dec. 31, 1942 the daughter of Charles and Hada Sandstrom of Novinger. In 1967 Carol was united in marriage to Clifford Hines. Two children were born Mike Hines & Sherry Darling.

Carol is survived by son Mike and Tina Hines of Brashear. Daughter Sherry Darling and husband Mike of Kirksville. Seven grandchildren, Cierra Kelly & ...

Bobby Gale Salsberry

(Dec 20, 1956 - May 15, 2024)

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Bobby Gale Salsberry, 67 of Novinger, Missouri passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning, May 15, 2024 at his home.

The son of Edwin and Margie (Davis) Salsberry he was born December 20, 1956 just a minute or two after his twin brother Billy Dale Salsberry in Novinger, Missouri.

Bobby is survived by his sisters, Janice Frost of Stahl, MO, Barbara Burke of Baring, MO; and his brothers, Eddie Salsberry of Kirksville, MO, Billy Salsberry and wife ...

Mary Lee (Stoneking) Gardner

(Mar 21, 1928 - May 14, 2024)

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Mary Lee “Stoneking” Gardner, 96 of Davenport, Iowa, formerly of Greentop, Mo, passed away at her home on May 14, 2024.

Born March 21, 1928, in Cantril, Iowa. Mary was the daughter of the late Marvin and Flossie (Pettit) Stoneking. Mary was united in marriage to the late Richard Eugene “Gene” Gardner on August 26, 1946, in La Plata, Missouri. He preceded her in death on January 18, 2018. They were married 71 years.

Mary ...

Peggy Ann (Noel) Harker

(Jun 09, 1944 - May 07, 2024)

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Peggy Ann (Noel) Harker, 79, of Kirksville, MO passed away on Tuesday May 7, 2024 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

The daughter of Henderson and Arminta (Crabtree) Noel, she was born in Greentop, Missouri on June 9, 1944. On October 6, 1962, she was united in marriage to Harold W. (Bill) Harker. To this union three daughters were born, Kimberley (Larry) Gibson, Tamera (Jammie) Hogan, and Teresa (Mike) Sullivan Jr.

She was preceded in ...

Jack Robert Wood

(Feb 20, 1934 - May 04, 2024)

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Jack Robert Wood, 90, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2024 at his daughters home surrounded by his loving family.

Born February 20, 1934 in Unionville, Missouri, Jack was the late son of Floyd Ross and Mabel (Trent) Wood. On February 25, 1956 in Pollock, Missouri, Jack was united in marriage to Alberta Lawson who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Cathy Creason; one brother, Daymond ...