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Larry Earl Whittom

(Sep 22, 1940 - Oct 18, 2020)

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Larry Earl Whittom, 80, of Brashear, Missouri, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family under the care of Hospice of Northeast Missouri.

The son of Archie Benjamin and Thelma Marie (Iaiser) Whittom, he was born September 22, 1940 in Yarrow, Missouri. On November 11, 1966 in Kirksville, Missouri, Larry was united in marriage to Karen Ann Morrow.

Larry is survived by his wife Karen of fifty-three years; one son and daughter-in-law, Chad Earl and Stacey Lee Whittom of Novinger, MO; one daughter, Cindy Ann Tarrant of Kirksville, MO; three grandchildren, Chalan Whittom (Patrick Smith, Jr.), Nixon Tarrant, and Abbey Tarrant; two great-grandchildren, Lillianna Whittom and Richard Sturm; two sisters-in-law, Donna Whittom and Karen Kay Morrow both of Kirksville, MO; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jerry Whittom, and his brother-in-law, Billy Morrow.

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William Martin "Bill" Pickett

(Aug 11, 1940 - Oct 18, 2020)

William Martin "Bill" Pickett, 80, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020 in Kirksville under the care of Hospice.

The son of Harold Hadley and Mildred N. (Cooley) Pickett, he was born August 11, 1940 in Green Castle, Missouri. On November 2, 1963 in Novinger, Missouri, Bill was united in marriage to Patricia McCarty.

Bill is survived by his wife Pat of fifty-six years; two sons, Harold Martin (Addie) Pickett of Unionville, MO, and Justin Pickett of Kirksville, MO; one brother, Jack (Linda) Pickett of Novinger, MO; one sister, Judy Miller of Kirksville, MO; two grandchildren, Eric and Derik Pickett both of St. Louis, MO; and two great-grandchildren, Pasiley and Caden Pickett both of St. Louis, MO, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jr. Pickett and one sister, Shirley Hayes.

Bill was a graduate from Novinger High ...

Velma Waneta (Athon) Waddill

(Jun 15, 1921 - Oct 18, 2020)

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Velma Waneta (Athon) Waddill, 99, of Nixa, Missouri, formerly of Kirksville, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Nixa Nursing and Rehab.

The daughter of the late Ernal Ross and Lenora Opal (Wiedenkofer) Athon, she was born June 15, 1921 in rural Adair County. On December 8, 1941 Velma was united in marriage to Elmer Baskett and to this union three children were born. Then in June of 1972 Velma married James Earl Waddill who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one son, Leo Baskett, one daughter, Joyce Baskett, two sisters, Sharon Snow and Evelyn Pettit and five brothers, Donald, Ernal Lee, Kenneth, Everett and Asa Athon.

Velma is survived by one daughter Patricia Ferguson and husband Earl of Nixa, MO; one brother, Larry Athon of Kirksville, MO; one granddaughter, Janet Eitel and husband Robert of Nixa, MO; two grandsons, Carey Sullivan of Greentop, MO ...

Mary Louise (Wooldridge) Detweiler

(Jul 12, 1929 - Oct 16, 2020)

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Mary Louise (Wooldridge) Detweiler, 91, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Friday, October 16, 2020 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, surrounded by her family.

Mary Lou was born on July 12, 1929 in Houston, Texas the daughter of William and Leta (Maxey) Wooldridge. Lou attendee and graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas where she met her husband Reverend Richard Jessee Detweiler. They were married on June 21, 1952. Mary Lou and Richard then moved to New York City for Richard to earn his graduate degree at NYU, Saint Paul's School of Theology. While there Mary Lou worked at Chase Manhattan Bank. Mary Lou told stories of how employees would call her line just to hear her southern bell Texas accent.

Following Richard's ordination into the United Methodist ministry, the couple served a number of congregations across Missouri during their 60 years of marriage including First United Methodist in Kirksville ...

Gary Gene Lindquist

(Jul 09, 1941 - Oct 14, 2020)

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Gary Gene Lindquist, 79, of Greentop, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at the University Missouri Medical Center in Columbia.

The son of the late Philip Irvin and Vergie Elizabeth (Swanson) Lindquist, he was born July 9, 1941 in Greentop, Missouri. In October of 1980 in Kirksville, Missouri, Gary was united in marriage to Elizabeth "Beth" Losey.

Gary is survived by his wife Beth of forty years; one son, Philip (Donna) Lindquist of Tucson, AZ; one daughter, Lisa (Kenny) Lambert of Kirksville, MO; one step-son, Rodney (Krista) Cooper of Greentop, MO; one step-daughter, Angela (Jimmy) Webber of Sandwich, IL; one brother, Jim (Donna) Lindquist of Greentop, MO; one half-sister, Ada (Jason) Tharp of Hallsville, MO; eight grandchildren, Nicole Peyton, Kelsey Peyton, Quincy Lindquist, Haley (Lucas) McElhinney, Maggie Holder, Isaac Sampson, Jace Cooper and Wade Cooper, as well as three great-grandchildren, Drake Macomber, Brantlee McElhinney, and Brinklee McElhinney.

Gary was ...

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Doris Maxine (Carter) Berry

(Oct 30, 1927 - Oct 16, 2020)

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Doris Maxine (Carter) Berry, 92, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Friday, October 16, 2020 at Kirksville Manor Care Center.

The daughter of the late Ernest and Della (Halley) Carter, she was born October 30, 1927 in Kirksville, Missouri. On December 13, 1947 in Kirksville, Doris was united in marriage to Graydon F. "Jr." Berry Jr. who preceded her in death on June 27, 2012. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Jean ...

Bobby Lee Daniels

(Jan 22, 1935 - Oct 13, 2020)

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Bobby Lee Daniels, 85, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away October 13, 2020 in Kirksville.

The son of MG "Bob" and Lenora C. (Vukonich) Daniels, he was born January 22, 1935 in Kirksville. On September 2, 1959 in Stahl, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Leola Faye Stidmon, who preceded him in death after fifty-nine years of marriage in 2018. Bob was also preceded in death by his father Bob in 2000, and his mother ...

Steven Charles Farnsworth

(Oct 28, 1962 - Oct 11, 2020)

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Steven Charles Farnsworth, 57, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday October 11, 2020 at his home.

The son of Jim and Marlene Farnsworth he was born October 28, 1962 in Ottumwa, Iowa. He was united in marriage to Debbie Dudycha and to this union two sons were born.

Steve is survived by his mother, Marlene Farnsworth of Ottumwa, IA; two sons, Keaton and Nathan Farnsworth both of Kirksville, MO; one brother and sister-in-law, Jim ...

Anthony Eugene "Tony" Castiner

(Mar 26, 1952 - Oct 07, 2020)

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Anthony Eugene "Tony" Castiner, 68, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

Tony was born March 26, 1952 in Kirksville, Missouri, the son of the late Eugene and Hazel Darlene (Rowland) Castiner. On February 9, 1974 in Kirksville, Missouri, Tony was united in marriage to Marilyn Mihalevich and to this union two daughters were born.

Tony is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Andi and ...

Robert Lee Darr

(Feb 15, 1961 - Oct 07, 2020)

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Robert Darr, 59, of Saint Louis, Missouri passed away on the 7th of October (10/7/2020) at his home in Maryland Heights.
Born February 15, 1961 in Kirksville, Missouri, the son of Nile “Bud” and Mildred (Lonberger) Darr, who preceded him in death along with four aunts and one uncle.
Robert graduated from Kirksville High School in 1979 and Northeast Missouri State University in 1985. He relocated to Saint Louis where he held several ...