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James Otis Ownbey

(Jan 25, 1947 - May 25, 2022)

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James (Jim) Otis Ownbey, 75, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at his home under the care of his family and Hospice of Northeast Missouri.

He was born January 25, 1947 in Yarrow, Missouri, Jim was the son of James Walter and Gladys (Pinkerton) Ownbey. On April 2nd, 1966 he was united in marriage to Barbara Payton.

Jim is survived by his wife of 56 years; two daughters Lisa (Mark) Johnson, Tracy (Brandt) Cupp all of Kirksville, MO. Five grandchildren Alicia (Matt) Smith, Shelby Johnson, Holly Helm, Cody Helm, Tierra Cupp; as well as fourteen great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Lola Belle Bunch and Mary in infancy; two brothers, Marvin and Terry Ownbey; in-laws, Grover and Thelma Payton; and his granddaughter Robin Helm.

Jim received his education in the Kirksville public schools. He worked at McGraw Edison ...

Joan (Markham) Sorrell

(Apr 02, 1939 - May 23, 2022)

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Joan Sorrell, 83 of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Monday, May 23, 2022 at her home.
Joan was the daughter of Beulah and I. E. Markham. She was born April 2nd, 1939 in Kirksville. On September 2nd, 1959, she was united in marriage to T. W. Sorrell.

She was preceded in death by both parents and her sister-in-law Nancy Herron.

Joan is survived by her husband T.W.; daughter, Sherri Robison and her husband Keith Robison, of Hannibal, Missouri; four grand children: Collin Dobson (Marie), Devan Dobson, Rachael Robison, Jonathan Robison; Five great grand children: Elizabeth Deming, Elsie Grier, Henry Dobson, Charlotte Dobson and Everett Robison.

Joan graduated from Kirksville High School with the class of 1957, and attended Christian College in Columbia, Missouri. Joan and T. W. lived in Hannibal, Missouri, where she worked in the library at Eugene Field Elementary School. She loved to read to students with her ...

Judith Ann (Roop) Ballinger

(Aug 25, 1942 - May 21, 2022)

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Judith Ann (Roop) Ballinger, 79, of Novinger, Missouri, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2022, surrounded by her loved ones, at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

Judy was born August 25, 1942 the daughter of Gilbert and Nora (Sparks) Roop. Judith married Ora Ballinger in June of 1966, in Stahl, Missouri, and to this union three children were born.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, James Edward Roop, her daughter, Judy Lynn, and other loved ones.

Judy is survived by her husband, Ora of fifty-five years; her two sons, Curtis (Jennifer) Ballinger of Browning, MO, and Kevin (LaNessia) Ballinger of Novinger, MO; four grandchildren, Jaime (Justin) Lowman, Cyerra Ballinger, Cooper Ballinger, and Clancy Ballinger; two great-grandchildren, Hadlee and Lilly Lowman; two sisters, Phyllis Roop and Joyce (Orin) Ledford; her brother-in-law, Ira (Judy) Ballinger; many nieces and nephews, as well as many honorary grandchildren.

Judy received her ...

William "Bill" Lewis Sanders

(Dec 01, 1941 - May 14, 2022)

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William "Bill" Sanders passed away Sunday, May 14, 2022 at his home with family by his side. He was the son of Lewis and Wilda (Cook) Sanders born December 1, 1941.

Bill graduated from Lafayette High School with the class of 1959 In St. Joseph, Missouri where he participated in athletics, earning varsity letters in football, basketball, and track. He received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at Northeast State Teachers College (Truman State University).

He taught and coached at Kirksville R-lll School District for over 30 years; Union Star, MO and Eldora, Iowa. He was an early Director of the Kirksville YMCA before they had permanent facilities. He assisted at the Diagnostic Clinic in recreation activities for the youth for several years after school hours and summers.

Bill served as a past president of Kirksville Retired Teachers. He was a 50-year member of Kirksville Masonic Lodge #105 where ...

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Jennifer JoAnn (West) Miller

(Apr 05, 1976 - May 21, 2022)

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Jennifer JoAnn (West) Miller, 46, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, May 21, 2022 at her home.

She was born the daughter of Glenda Ann West on April 5, 1976 in Kirksville, Missouri.

Jennifer is survived by her mother and step-father, Glenda and Marvin Flynn of Kirksville, MO; one son, Devin Miller of FL; two daughters, Audrey Miller of TX, and Vanessa Huerta of Germany; two brothers, Larry West, and Timothy Dunlap both of ...

Carmen Jeanean (Smith) Williams

(Jan 14, 1965 - May 12, 2022)

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Carmen Jeanean (Smith) Williams, 57, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2022 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri.

Carmen was born January 14, 1965 in Kirksville, Missouri, the daughter of the late Leo Carl and Guyna Ruth (Green) Smith Jr. She is also preceded in death by a number of aunts and uncles. Carmen was formerly married to Dental Williams.

Carmen is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Kelly and Sheila Smith ...

Phyllis Louise (Bleything) Tuttle

(Oct 11, 1931 - May 01, 2022)

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Phyllis Louise Richardson Tuttle, 90, passed away in New Florence, Missouri, at St. Andrews Care Home on May 1, 2022.

The daughter of George Albert Bleything and Mignonette Henninger, she was born on October 11, 1931. On August 12, 1949 in Queen City, Missouri, she married Millard Max Richardson.

From that union, surviving are one son and daughter-in-law Dennis and Linda Richardson of Montgomery City, Missouri; two daughters, Mrs. Don and (Shari) Eggley, Mrs. Kenneth ...

Danny Joe Maggart

(Oct 21, 1954 - Apr 29, 2022)

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Danny Joe Maggart, 67, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Friday, April 29, 2022 at the University Missouri Medical Center in Columbia, Missouri.

Born October 21, 1954 in Kirksville, Missouri, Danny was the son of the late Jacob Edward and Reva Aldine (Snyder) Maggart. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Jake, Tim, Cliff, and Pedro Maggart. On February 26, 1974 in Kirksville, Missouri, Danny was united in marriage to Melinda Lorey.

Danny is ...

Hazel Margaret (Runciman) Putnam

(Nov 09, 1924 - Apr 26, 2022)

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Hazel Margaret Runciman Putnam was the oldest child of John and Ivy Pittams Runciman and was born November 9, 1924 in the Otunui North valley 13 miles from Taumarunui, New Zealand. She died on April 26, 2022 @ 5:30 AM. She grew up on the farm known as “Dunbar”, attended the Rangi Grade School, and received her high school education through the New Zealand Correspondence ...

Clara Dee (Jones) Daniels

(Jul 27, 1930 - Apr 08, 2022)

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Clara Dee (Jones) Daniels, 91, of Novinger, Missouri, passed away Friday, April 8, 2022 at The Pines in Kirksville, Missouri.

Born July 27, 1930 in Pure Air, Missouri, Clara was the daughter of the late Grover Wilson and Ruth Marie (Daniels) Jones. On September 21, 1946 in Troy, Kansas, Clara was united in marriage to Donald E. "Pinky" Daniels who preceded her in death on January 24, 2012. She was also preceded in death by ...