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Jerry Ewing Murphy

(May 27, 1939 - Sep 28, 2022)

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Jerry Elwyn Murphy, 83, of Kirksville, MO, formerly of Morris, IL, went to his eternal home on the afternoon of September 28, 2022, at Kirksville Manor Care Center after battling congestive heart failure. Jerry was born at home on May 27, 1939, in Kensett, Arkansas to Edgar & Maude (nee Sloniker) Murphy. In about 1950, his family moved to Creston, IL and spent several years in the area before moving to Morris, IL two weeks before his 16th birthday.

In the Fall of 1957, Jerry married Janet McClure and they shared two daughters, Robin Elizabeth, and Penny Louise. On August 25, 1975, he married Mary K. Higgins in Dixon, IL and had a son, David T. Murphy. Jerry spent most of his life living in Morris, IL and enjoyed a diverse career working at the Morris Paper Mill and several other manufacturing jobs, car sales, law enforcement, insurance investigation, and ...

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Frank Pierce Lonberger

(Jan 08, 1930 - Sep 22, 2022)

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Franklin Pierce Lonberger, 92, formerly of Kirksville, MO passed away peacefully Thursday, September 22, 2022 at his daughter’s home in Springfield, MO where he had resided since 2018.

The son of John Robert and Delia Mae (Allen) Lonberger, he was born January 8th, 1930 in Greentop, MO.
On July 18th, 1946 in LaPlata, MO Frank was united in marriage to the love of his life, Dorothy Jean Jackson.

He is survived by his daughter ...

Frank Maltby Pickens

(Aug 10, 1924 - Sep 19, 2022)

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Frank Maltby Pickens, 98, was called to his Savior on September 19th, 2022, after a brief battle with cancer. Frank was born August 10, 1924, in Greentop, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Maurice Lester Pickens and Beulah Maltby Pickens; his wife of 52 years, Leah Mae Burkhart Pickens; and his sister, Lilah Faye Farmer. He is survived by his sister, Maurine Crawford, and dear friend, Donna Zurcher, as well as his ...

Paulie Andrew Schmitz

(Dec 08, 1937 - Sep 12, 2022)

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Paulie Andrew Schmitz of Kirksville, MO passed away on September 12, 2022 at University Hospital in Columbia, MO.

The son of C.B. and Anna (Auffert) Schmitz he was born December 8, 1937 in Parnell, MO. On November 8, 1958 in Parnell, MO he was united in marriage to Lovella Coffelt who survives.

Paulie is also survived by sons Lavern (Joyce) Schmitz, Eddie (Bonita) Schmitz, daughters, Paula (Kevin) Brawner and Patty (Bobby) Rogers all of ...

Lawrence Linhart

(Sep 17, 1944 - Sep 12, 2022)

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Lawrence Linhart, 77, of LaBelle, Missouri passed away Monday, September 12, 2022 at the LaBelle Manor Care Center in LaBelle.

The son of the late Elba and Fay Oma (Straley) Linhart, he was born September 17, 1944 in Milan, Missouri. He was also preceded in death by five brothers, Marion Lee, Delmas Virgil, Nelson Vernon, Melvin Dane, and Donald Wayne; two sisters, Mary Louise Riddle and Nancy Rose May; as well as his special lady ...

Mabel Louise (Tomlin) Reed

(Mar 06, 1933 - Sep 08, 2022)

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Mabel Louise (Tomlin) Reed, 89, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt passed away on September 8, 2022 in Bloomington, IN in the comforting presence of her family.

Mabel was born in Linn County, MO to Howard Glenn and Wilna E (Neal) Tomlin on March 6, 1933. She graduated as the senior class valedictorian from Linneus High School in Linneus, MO and went on to study at the University of Missouri on scholarship, where ...

Annabelle (Keller) Riley

(Mar 11, 1927 - Sep 04, 2022)

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Annabelle Keller Riley went to be with God on Sunday, September 4, 2022. Born on March 11, 1927 to Irving Samuel Keller and Bernice Bachman Keller of Pennville, Missouri, she was the first born of four children.

Annabelle attended Pennsville's Victory and Boone Hill Rural Schools. She later, in the 1940’s, attended North Central Bible School located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, known now as the North Central University.
As a child, Annabelle liked to play ...

Marcia Kaye (Shelton) King

(Jul 28, 1949 - Aug 28, 2022)

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Marcia Kaye King, 73, of Bettendorf passed away Sunday, August 28, 2022 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, IA. Services will be Saturday, September 3, 2022 at 1 pm at Travis-Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville, MO. Visitation will be Saturday from 11 am until 1 pm at Travis-Noe Funeral Home. Her final resting place will be in Parkview Memorial Gardens in Kirksville, MO. Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice ...

Ellis Leroy Sanford

(Apr 20, 1921 - Aug 24, 2022)

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Ellis Leroy Sanford, 101, of Novinger, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at The Arbors at Highland Crest in Kirksville, Missouri.

Born April 20, 1921 in Western Adair County, Missouri, Ellis was the son of the late Byron Lee and Nora Pearl (Gilliland) Sanford. On June 18, 1943 at Camp White near Midford, Oregon, Ellis was united in marriage to Margie Fern Jones who preceded him in death on December 17, 2012. He was ...

Shawn William Watts

(Mar 22, 1977 - Aug 11, 2022)

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Shawn William Watts, 45, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Thursday, August 11, 2022.

The son of Donnie William and Mildred Juanita (Stewart) Watts Jr., he was born March 22, 1977 in Kirksville, Missouri.

Shawn is survived by his parents, Donnie and Mildred Watts of Milan, MO; one brother, Andrew C. (Christy) Watts of Milan, MO; one niece, Kailyn Watt; one uncle, Jaidyn Watts; one great niece, Kynlee Bracy, all of Columbia, MO, as well as ...