Obituaries Archive

Janet Kay "Kerby" Abel

(Nov 19, 1956 - Nov 24, 2016)

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Janet Kay (Kerby) Abel, 60, of Kirksville, Missouri passed away unexpectedly Thursday, November 24, 2016 at her home. She was born November 19, 1956 in Kirksville, MO, the daughter of Gerald E. and Boneta V. (Anderson) Kerby.

Janet is survived by her mother, Boneta Kerby of Glenwood, MO, significant other, Edwin Parrish of Kirksville, MO, daughter Megan Abel and significant other James Wallace of Kirksville, MO, daughter Nicole Cope and husband Tim of Kansas City ...

Charlotte (Hays) Acton

(Nov 22, 1924 - Sep 21, 2017)

Charlotte (Hays) Acton, 92, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

The daughter of Charles and Clara (Wallace) Hays, Charlotte was born November 22, 1924 in Yarrow, Missouri. In 1946 in Kirksville, Missouri, Charlotte was united in marriage to Buell Vance Acton who preceded her in death on September 11, 1990. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one son Michael Acton, and two ...

Wilfred "Bill" Buell Acton

(Sep 01, 1941 - Feb 13, 2018)

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Wilfred "Bill" Buell Acton, 76, of Kirksville, Missouri passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at his home.

Born September 1, 1941 in Eldora, Iowa, Bill was the son of Buell and Veneda (Dickenson) Acton.

Bill is survived by one son, Tim Acton and wife Lorinda of Greentop, Missouri; one daughter, Taressa Austin and husband Les of Columbia, Missouri; one adopted son, Kenneth Acton of St. Louis, Missouri; three half-brothers; six grandchildren, Cameron Acton, Corey Acton ...

Andrew Taylor Adams

(Apr 17, 1991 - Mar 18, 2013)

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Andrew Taylor Adams, 21, of Columbia, Missouri, formerly of Adair County, passed away unexpectedly, Monday (March 18, 2013) at his home.

The son of Stanley Alan and Vickie Carol (Hatfield) Adams, he was born April 17, 1991 in Kirksville, Missouri.

Andrew is survived by his father, Stan Adams of Kirksville, MO; his mother, Vickie Baker of Kirksville, MO; grandparents, Mary Lucille Adams and V.R. Hatfield both of Kirksville, MO; one brother, William Brandon Reese ...

Danny Theodore Adams

(Dec 26, 1943 - Jun 04, 2016)

Danny Theodore Adams, 72, of Novinger, Missouri, passed away Saturday (June 4, 2016) at Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Born December 26, 1943 in Kirksville, Missouri, Danny was the son of Glenn and Melba (Morrow) Adams. On June 10, 1965 in Petersburg, Virginia, Danny was united in marriage to Helen Brake.

Danny is survived by his wife Helen of fifty-one years; one son Robert Glenn Adams of LaPlata, MO; one sister ...

Winfred Lavern "Windy" Adams

(Feb 03, 1935 - Dec 21, 2014)

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Winfred Lavern “Windy” Adams, 79, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Sunday (December 21, 2014) at Kirksville Manor Care Center.

The son of Cleve and Juanita (Sevits) Adams, he was born February 3, 1935 in Kirksville, Missouri.

Windy is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Matt and Angie Adams of Kirksville, MO and Dale Adams; one daughter, Debra Adams; one brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Shirley Adams of Kirksville, MO; two grandchildren, Tyler and Nickole ...

Judy Fay (Rager) Adkins

(Nov 05, 1946 - Mar 20, 2014)

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Judy Fay (Rager) Adkins, 67, of Brashear, Missouri, died Thursday morning March 20, 2014.

The daughter of George Wesley and Lula Belle (Allen) Rager, she was born in rural Adair County on November 5, 1946. On June 25, 1966, she married Dean Adkins, who survives.

Judy is also survived by three children, Belynda Miller and husband Daren of Mililani, Hawaii; DeeAnna Adkins and partner Stacy Vincent of Columbia, MO; Karlon Adkins and wife Heather of ...

Micheal James Adkins

(Jun 16, 1989 - May 20, 2012)

Micheal James Adkins, 22, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday (May 20, 2012) near Yarrow, Missouri.

Born June 16, 1989 in Kirksville, Missouri, Micheal was the son of Randy Lee and Cindee Sue (Cannon) Adkins.

Micheal is survived by his father, Randy Adkins of Kirksville, MO; his mother, Cindee Adkins and fiancé, Darrell Green both of LaPlata, MO; his grandparents, Bill and JoAnn Cannon of Novinger, MO; three brothers, Chris Skym, Charles SkMicheal James ...

David Paul Aldridge

(Apr 23, 1946 - Sep 18, 2013)

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David Paul Aldridge, 67, of Brashear, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday (September 18, 2013 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

The son of George and Ada Ruth (Everly) Aldridge, he was born April 23, 1946 in Queen City, Missouri. On July 2, 1966 in Kirksville, Missouri. David was united in marriage to Shirley Billington.

David is survived by his wife Shirley of forty-seven years; three daughters and sons-in-law, Shelly and Shane Ross of LaPlata ...

Doreen Kay (Yantis) Allard

(Sep 27, 1955 - Apr 17, 2013)

Doreen Kay (Yantis) Allard, 57, of Ethel, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday (April 17, 2013) at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

The daughter of Bob and Dorothy (Martin) Yantis she was born September 27, 1955 in Kirksville, Missouri. On September 30, 1989 in Kirksville, Missouri, Doreen was united in marriage to Gail Allard.

Doreen is survived by her husband Gail of twenty-three years; two brothers, Dale and Penny Yantis of Greentop, MO, and Donnie and ...

Charley William Allen

(Oct 01, 1929 - Nov 25, 2016)

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Charley William Allen, 87, of Greentop, Missouri, passed away Friday (November 25, 2016) at his home.

Charley was born October 1, 1929 in Kirksville, Missouri, the son of Herbert and Stella (Reger) Allen. On September 24, 1951 in Bloomfield, Iowa, Charley was united in marriage to Wilma "Sis" Eyler who preceded him in death on October 19, 2013. He was also preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Lila Mae Lay and Deloris ...

Gerald Paul Allen III

(Apr 04, 1963 - May 14, 2018)

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Gerald Paul Allen III, 55, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Monday May 14, 2018 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

The son of Gerald Paul and Donna Jean (Dudley) Allen II, he was born April 4, 1963 in Warren, Ohio.

Gerald is survived by his mother Donna Allen of Trenton, MO; two daughters,, Breanna Allen of Kirksville, MO, and Kristina Allen of Warren, OH; three brothers, John Allen of Warren, OH, James Allen of Kirksville ...

Naomi Frances (Lunsford) Allen

(Jan 16, 1920 - Sep 08, 2014)

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Naomi Frances (Lunsford) Allen, 94, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Monday (September 8, 2014) at Grandview Health Care in Washington, Missouri.

Naomi was born January 16, 1920 north of Green City, Missouri, the daughter of Lemvel F. and Gladys (Kelly) Lunsford. She was united in marriage to Wayne D. Allen on November 27, 1940, who preceded her in death on January 10, 1991.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Judith ...

Ray Edwin Ambrosia

(Sep 21, 1925 - Jan 17, 2017)

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Ray Edwin Ambrosia, 91, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday (January 17, 2017) at his home.

The son of Arliss R. and Hallie A. (Starbuck) Ambrosia, he was born September 21, 1925 in Greensburg, Missouri. He married Betty Hamilton and to this union two daughters and a son were born. On May 8, 1977, in Brashear, Missouri, Ray married Viola Patterson.

Ray was preceded in death by his wife Viola, one son in infancy, one ...

Joy (Burke) Amon

(Mar 29, 1948 - Apr 11, 2014)

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Joy Amon “JoJo” wemt to Heaven Friday April 11, 2014 after a lengthy illness.

The daughter of Floyd and Alrene (Anderson) Burke, she was born March 29, 1948 in Holston, Virginia.

JoJo is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Dean Stephens of Kirksville, MO and Bobby “Bubba” and Holly Stephens of Brashear, MO; one daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and William Bunch of Kirksville, MO; son of the heart, Andy Jackson and wife Tina of ...

Bertha Juanita Anderson

(Mar 06, 1913 - Dec 15, 2012)

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Bertha Juanita (Williams) Anderson, 99, of Green Castle, Missouri, passed away Saturday (December 15, 2012) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

The daughter of Jesse and Wardie F. (Beck) Williams, she was born March 6, 1913 in Green Castle, Missouri. On June 29, 1937 in Huntsville, Missouri, Bertha was united in marriage to Charles Stage Anderson, who preceded her in death on July 9, 1984.

She was also preceded in death by her parents ...

Carol Jeanette Anderson

(Mar 31, 1934 - Apr 13, 2012)

Jeanette Anderson, 78, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Friday (April 13, 2012) at the Moberly Nursing & Rehab under Hospice care.

The daughter of Obert Carmie and Nita Faye (Shaw) Bradshaw, she was born March 31, 1934 in Hartford, Missouri. On June 28, 1954, Jeanette was married Linden Eitel and they were married twenty-seven years. On May 18, 1986, she married Don Anderson who preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by ...

James Stryker Anderson

(Jul 05, 2014 - Feb 08, 2016)

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James Stryker Anderson, 19 month old son of Jesse and Joni (Parish) Anderson of Lucerne, Missouri, left the suffering of this world to enjoy the eternal riches of our heavenly Father at 6:05 a.m. Monday, February 8, 2016 after a year long battle against two rare and baffling diseases living in a hospital for a chance at hope for a healthy life.

Stryker fought bravely and joyfully as the 1st infant reported with ...

Thelma Pearl (Schubert) Anderson

(May 16, 1917 - Sep 24, 2013)

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Thelma Pearl (Schubert) Anderson, 96, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday (September 24, 2013) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

Mrs. Anderson was born May 16, 1917 in rural Schuyler County, the daughter of Lou and Louise (Snowbarger) Schubert. On January 22, 1941 in Kirksville, Missouri, Thelma was united in marriage to Eugene Anderson who preceded her in death on August 4, 2007, after sixty-six years of marriage.

She was also preceded in death ...

John Emanuel Anesi

(Dec 31, 1912 - Sep 30, 2012)

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John Emanuel Anesi, 99, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Sunday (September 30, 2012) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

The son of Lewis and Teresa (Cherry) Anesi, he was born December 31, 1912 in Novinger, Missouri. He was united in marriage to Rena Maybell Hobbs who preceded him in death. He later married Margaret King.

His parents; one daughter, Patsy Smith; four brothers, Joe, Sielo, Pete and Jimmy Anesi; one sister, Mary Fickel and ...

Zerada Helen (Rogers) Archer

(Jul 15, 1923 - Aug 21, 2018)

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Zerada Helen (Rogers) Archer, 95, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at Twin Pines Adult Care Center in Kirksville.

Born July 15, 1923 in Gifford, Missouri, Zerada was the daughter of the late Lacy and Dessie (Steele) Rogers. On August 14, 1941, Zerada was united in marriage to Samuel E. Mossbarger who preceded her in death on November 29, 1962. On August 21, 1974, she married Wilbur E. Archer who preceded her ...

Kimberly Danen McKim

(Dec 22, 1970 - May 17, 2016)

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Kimberly Danen McKim passed away Tuesday May 17, 2016 in Baring, Missouri, from terminal cancer.

She is the daughter of John McKim of Kirksville, Missouri, and Barbara Salsberry Burke of Baring, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents Edwin and Margie Salsberry, Charles McKim and Gladys Claybrook.

She is survived by her parents and siblings, Charles McKim of Kirksville, Shawn McKim of Kirksville, Tasha McKim of Edina, Missouri, Janet Kracht of New York ...

Debra Lynn (Phelps) Arnold

(Apr 07, 1956 - May 01, 2014)

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Debra Lynn (Phelps) Arnold, 58, of Haskell, Oklahoma, passed away Thursday (May 1, 2014) at Saint Francis Health Systems in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The daughter of Keith Raymond and Vaunda Mae (Pipes) Phelps Jr., she was born April 7, 1956 in Kirksville, Missouri. On June 1, 1975 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Debra was united in marriage to J.B. Arnold.

Debra is survived by husband J.B.; her mother, Vaunda Phelps of Queen City, MO; one son ...

Jessie Ola (VanLaningham) Asher

(May 30, 1928 - Mar 25, 2014)

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Jessie Ola (VanLaningham) Asher, 85, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday (March 25, 2014) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

The daughter of Dee Jonas and Esther Emma (Ewing) VanLaningham, she was born Mary 30, 1928 in Kirksville, Missouri. On October 29, 1945, Jessie was united in marriage to Francis “Bud” Asher who preceded her in death on November 3, 1994.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, and three sisters, Anna ...

Gwen Elizabeth (Jones) Athon

(Sep 19, 1935 - Jan 31, 2017)

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Gwen E. Athon, 81, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Bickford Cottage in Burlington, Iowa.
The daughter of Glen and Alta (Truitt) Jones, she was born September 19, 1935 in Southwestern Adair County. On October 22, 1955 she married Donald Athon in Kirksville, Missouri. He preceded her in death on October 27, 2001. They had one daughter, Donna Sue, and one son, Gregory (stillborn).
She is preceded in death by her ...

Lois Kay Athon

(Apr 27, 1945 - Aug 15, 2012)

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Lois Kay (Poston) Athon, 67, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday (August 15, 2012) at Twin Pines Adult Care Center.

Born April 27, 1945 in Kirksville, Missouri, she was the daughter of William Lee and Lenora Katherine (Evans) Poston.

On September 21, 1963 in Kirksville, Missouri, Lois was united in marriage to Asa Vance Athon.

Lois is survived one daughter, Pamela Joyce and husband Cecil Warren; one son, Timothy Charles and Wife Angela Athon; six ...

Kenneth Deon "Kenny" Attebery

(Sep 15, 1961 - Nov 23, 2013)

Kenny Deon Attebery, 52, of Greentop, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday (November 23, 2013) at his home.

The son of Gerald Dee and Peggy Sue (Fiedler) Attebery, he was born September 15, 1961 in Kirksville, Missouri.

Kenny is survived by his mother, Peggy Sue Drumond of Queen City, MO; one son, Chase Attebery of Kirksville, MO; one daughter and son-in-law, Chelsey and Tyson Bradshaw of Fayette, MO; one sister and brother-in-law, Debbi and Kerry McGee ...

Mary Ione (Rouse) Avey

(Oct 03, 1964 - Jul 19, 2016)

Mary Ione (Rouse) Avey, 51, of Lehigh, Iowa, passed away suddenly Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at her home.

She was born October 3, 1964 in Centerville, Iowa, the daughter of the late Orville and Mrytel (Roberts) Rouse. She was united in marriage to Rick Avey in Webster City, Iowa.

Mary is survived by her husband Rick of the home; three children, Lesslie (Megan) Rouse, Sassha (Jerry Hart) Sherrow, and Brandon Minear; ten grandchildren; three brothers ...