Obituaries Archive

Belva Leanne "Ann" (Hurley) Bachman

(Jul 09, 1951 - Aug 09, 2016)

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Belva “Ann” LeAnne Bachman of Worthington, Missouri passed after a three year battle with lymphoma on Tuesday (August 9, 2016). She was born July 9, 1951 in Putnam County to Everett and Lois (Hurley) Ruggles. On Sept 26, 1970, Ann was united in marriage to Edwin “Earl” Bachman, to this marriage two children were born.
She is survived by her husband Earl of the home, Daughters Tracy Robinson and husband Jason and Kathryn Magers and ...

Palmeta Jean "Pam" Baier

(Nov 17, 1921 - Jul 01, 2017)

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Palmeta Jean "Pam" Baier, 95, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Twin Pines Adult Care Center in Kirksville.

Pam was born November 17, 1921 in Novinger, Missouri, the daughter of the late Charles and Christina (Ioriatti) Formento. On August 28, 1958 in Chicago, IL, Pam was united in marriage to Richard Dennis Baier who preceded her in death on August 20, 2012.

Pam is survived by one daughter Carol Baier of ...

Richard Dennis Baier

(Aug 26, 1918 - Aug 20, 2012)

Richard Dennis Baier, 93, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Monday (August 20, 2012) at Twin Pines Adult Care Center in Kirksville.

The son of Edward and Marguerite (Lyckberg) Baier, he was born August 26, 1918 in Chicago, Illinois. On August 28, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois, Richard was united in marriage to Palmeta Jean Formento.

Richard is survived by his wife Palmeta of fifty-three years; one daughter, Carol Baier of San Diego, CA; one sister, Lorraine ...

Dr. Wayne P. Bailey

(May 20, 1949 - Jun 09, 2013)

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Dr. Wayne P. Bailey, Professor of Computer Science at Truman State University, died of lymphoma at the age of 64, June 9, 2013, at his home in Kirksville where he lived with his wife, Donna.

The son of O. Paul and Rose Marie (Ratliff) Bailey, he was born May 20, 1949, in Kirksville and lived with his family on their farm at South Gifford, MO, until 1967. He attended grade school in South Gifford and ...

Terril Lee Bailey

(Feb 22, 1938 - Nov 10, 2011)

Terril Lee Bailey, 73, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Thursday (November 10, 2011) at Twin Pines Adult Care Center in Kirksville, where he had been living the past three months.

The son of Martin Olan and Izez Pauline (Whittom) Bailey, he was born in Kirksville on February 22, 1938, spent his early years in Mexico, Missouri, then returned to Kirksville. He was educated in the Kirksville schools.

Terry is survived by one sister and brother-in-law ...

Kevin Daniel Baiotto

(Mar 24, 1954 - Jul 28, 2015)

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Kevin Daniel Baiotto, 61, of Kirksville, Missouri, lost his battle with a malignant brain tumor Tuesday (July 28, 2015) at his home.

The son of William M. "Bill" and Myra E. (Evans) Baiotto he was born March 24, 1954 in Kirksville, Missouri. On December 27, 1975, Kevin was united in marriage to Carol Casper.

Kevin will be greatly missed by his wife Carol of the home; his mother, Myra Baiotto of Kirksville, MO; two brothers ...

Whitney Star Baird

(Jul 04, 2015 - Nov 24, 2015)

Whitney Star Baird, 4 months old, passed away unexpectedly,Tuesday (November 24, 2015) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

The daughter of Michael Thomas Baird and Samantha Lee Buckallew she was born July 4, 2015 in Kirksville, Missouri.

Whitney is survived by her parents Michael Baird of Novinger, MO and Samantha Buckallew of Kirksville, MO; one brother, Hunter O'Haver; grandparents, Marie Baird of Novinger, MO, Gayla and Kevin Martin of Downing, MO, and Dannie ...

Angela Jonette Baker

(Aug 12, 1969 - Jan 01, 2014)

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Angela Jonette Baker, 44, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday (January 1, 2014) at her home.

The daughter of Larry Dean and Penny Theresa (Anesi) Baker, she was born August 12, 1969 in Kirksville, Missouri.

Angela is survived by her father and step mother, Dean and Vicky Baker of Kirksville, MO; her mother and step father, Penny and Jerry Veach of Columbia, MO; one son, Troy Mendenhall of Kirksville, MO; one daughter, Mataya Mendenhall ...

Helen "Juanita" (Overstreet) Baker

(Nov 11, 1932 - Apr 11, 2014)

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Helen “Juanita” (Overstreet) Baker, 81, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Friday (April 11, 2014) at Kirksville Manor Care Center.

The daughter of Harry and Silvia (Thudium) Overstreet, she was born November 11, 1932 in New Boston, Missouri. On February 10, 1951 in Kirksville, Missouri, Juanita was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” Baker Sr. who preceded her in death on August 23, 1995. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Robert ...

Leola Bea (Paris) Baker

(Dec 26, 1935 - Mar 23, 2018)

Leola Bea (Paris) Baker, 82, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Friday, March 23, 2018 at Kirksville Manor Care.

Leola was born December 26, 1935 in rural Adair County, the daughter of Edgar and Alta (Kelley) Paris.

Leola attended rural school in Shibley's Point and graduated from Novinger R-I School with the Class of 1953. On June 3, 1955 Leola was united in marriage to her soul mate and love of her life, James A. Baker ...

Rose Marie (Johnston) Baker

(Apr 25, 1951 - Aug 01, 2015)

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Rose Marie (Johnston) Baker, 64, of Greentop, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, August 1, 2015 at her home.

The daughter of Irvin and Vernetta (Bausewell) Johnston she was born April 25, 1951 in Rutledge, Missouri. On April 24, 1976, Rose was united in marriage to Richard Lee Baker.

Rose is survived by her husband Richard of thirty-nine years; one daughter, Ginger Lou Baker of Greentop, MO; one son, Jeremy Johnston of Iowa; one brother, Maynard ...

James Russell Baldwin

(Jul 03, 1925 - Aug 23, 2011)

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James R. “Jim” Baldwin, 86, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday (August 23, 2011) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

The son of Porter James and Mary Ethel (Bibbs) Baldwin he was born July 3, 1925 in Macon, Missouri. On August 20, 1950 in Millard, Missouri, Jim was united in marriage to Ilene Cody.

Jim is survived by his wife Ilene of sixty-one years; two daughters, Anna Lou Pisano of Hanover, PA, and Mary ...

Mary "Ilene" (Cody) Baldwin

(Jun 01, 1931 - Nov 20, 2017)

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Mary "Ilene" (Cody) Baldwin, 86, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Monday, November 20, 2017 at her home under Hospice care and with family by her side.

Ilene was born June 1, 1931 in Millard, MO, the daughter of the late Charles Warren and Dorsie (Wolf) Cody. She had a twin sister Arlene with whom she had a special bond. On August 20, 1950 at her parent's home in Millard, MO she was united in marriage ...

Glenna Mae (Hill) Barger

(Jan 10, 1927 - Sep 04, 2014)

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Glenna Mae (Hill) Barger, 87, formerly of Kirksville, passed away Thursday (September 4, 2014) at Kansas City Hospice and Pallative Care in Kansas City, Missouri.

Born January 10, 1927 to Ollis and Agnes (Stevens) Hill, Glenna attended Kirksville Senior High School after which she married Coe L. Barger on April 20, 1946. She remained a resident of Kirksville until relocating with her daughter, Kelly, in 2006. She resided at Good Samaritan Nursing Facility in Olathe ...

Alberta "Pauline" Barnes

(Oct 20, 1921 - Jan 17, 2013)

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Alberta “Pauline” (McCartney) Barnes, 91, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Thursday (January 17, 2013) at Kirksville Manor Care Center in Kirksville.

The daughter of Wooster Oren and Minni Edith (Leedom) McCartney, she was born October 20, 1921 in Jimtown, Missouri. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Barnes and to this union, one daughter was born.

Pauline is survived by one daughter, Carolyn Ray of Kirksville, MO; four grandchildren, Curtis Barnes and friend, Beverly Henry-Young ...

Arthur Eugene Barnes

(Jul 12, 1937 - Jan 15, 2015)

Arthur Eugene Barnes, 77, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Thursday (January 15, 2015) at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri.

The son of Arthur D. and Virginia (Morgenstern) Barnes, he was born July 12, 1937 in Willmathsville, Missouri. On January 26, 1963 in Kirksville, Missouri, Art was united in marriage to Shirley Clay.

Art is survived by his wife Shirley of fifty years; three sons, Danny Barnes of Kirksville, MO, Eugene Alexander Barnes of Edmond ...

Larry Eugene Barnett

(Feb 14, 1940 - Jul 28, 2017)

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Larry Eugene Barnett, 77, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017 at his home.

Born February 14, 1940 in Kirksville, Missouri, Larry was the son of the late Thomas Eugene Barnett and Ruby Mae (Sholl) Mullins. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Darlene Barnett and one son, Bradley Barnett.

Larry is survived by his wife, Linda Barnett of the home; two sons, Larry Thomas Barnett and (David Wolverton) both of ...

Jane Ann Bartling

(Feb 14, 1940 - Feb 22, 2013)

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Jane A. Bartling, of Kirksville, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday (February 22, 2013). Her earthly needs were being superbly met by Dr. John Rickelman, Jr., D.O. at Northeast Regional Medical Center.

She recently celebrated her seventy-third birthday on February 14. She was a Valentine.

Jane was a product of the Hannibal Public School System. Her mentor there was the late Kay Patterson. After high school, she attended several colleges and universities ...

David Joe Bass

(Sep 17, 1956 - Aug 31, 2011)

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David Joe Bass, 54, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday (August 31, 2011) at his home.

The son of Clyde Eugene and Wilma Louise (Cathey) Bass, he was born September 17, 1956 in Iowa City, Iowa. On August 27, 1994 in Kirksville, Missouri, David was united in marriage to Donna Spray.

David is survived by his wife Donna; his mother, Wilma Clifton of Kirksville, MO; one son and daughter-in-law, David A. and Chrissy Bass ...

John Eldon Bausell

(Jan 07, 1923 - Feb 04, 2014)

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John Eldon Bausell, 91, went home to be with the Lord (February 4, 2014) at Kirksville Manor Care Center.

He was born January 7, 1923, the son of John Therman and Eva (Spray) Bausell. He was united in marriage to Juanita Maxine Clifton on August 8, 1942. She preceded him in death on November 12, 1986. On May 19, 1989, he was united in marriage to Irene Louise Fickel. She preceded him in death on ...

Genevee Chloejuel (Rowland) Beaty

(Sep 06, 1936 - Nov 25, 2013)

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Genevee Chloejuel (Rowland) Beaty, 77, of Greentop, Missouri, passed away Monday (November 25, 2013) at her home under the care of family and Hospice of Northeast Missouri.

The daughter of Frisco and Elizabeth (Rowland) Richmond, she was born September 6, 1936 in Worthington, Missouri. On December 24, 1958 in Kirksville, Missouri, Genevee was united in marriage to Richard Beaty.

Genevee is survived by her husband, Richard of fifty-four years; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert Lee ...

Betty Jean (Turner) (Hamilton) Beerbower

(Sep 13, 1927 - Oct 16, 2018)

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Betty Jean (Turner) (Hamilton) Beerbower, 91, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Twin Pines Adult Care Center in Kirksville.

Born September 13, 1927 in Kirksville, Missouri, Betty was the daughter of the late Roy Lester and Myrtle (Darnell) Turner. On July 3, 1947 in Ft. Smith, AR, Betty was united in marriage to Hollis Glen Hamilton who preceded her in death. On February 14, 1976 in Kirksville, MO, Betty married Donald ...

Charles Wesley Bell

(Jan 05, 2012 - Jul 23, 2012)

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Charles Wesley Bell, 85, of Novinger, Missouri, passed away Monday (July 23, 2012) at Twin Pines Adult Care Center in Kirksville.

The son of Bert and Mary Ethel (Browitt) Bell, he was born January 5, 1927 in Kirksville, Missouri. On January 20, 1944 in Kirksville, Missouri, Charles was united in marriage to Imogene Neely.

Charles is survived by his wife Imogene of sixty-eight years; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary Dale and Susan Bell of Novinger ...

Evelyn Jean (Moore) Bell

(May 20, 1935 - Oct 08, 2012)

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Evelyn Jean (Moore) Bell, 77, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Monday (October 8, 2012) at Texas Regional Medical Center in Sunnyvale, Texas.

Evelyn was born May 20, 1935, the daughter of Earl Ora and Ethel Roberta (McKee) Moore in rural Adair County. On February 18, 1955 in Kirksville, Missouri, Evelyn was united in marriage to Johnny Bell who preceded her in death on July 30, 2012.

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

John "Johnny" Thomas Bell

(Jun 27, 1935 - Jul 30, 2012)

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John (Johnny) T. Bell, 77, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Monday, (July 30, 2012) after fighting a long battle of Emphysema the last several years, at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

Johnny was born June 27, 1935 the son of Wallace Drake and Edna Mae (Harley) Bell, in Sedalia, Missouri. On February 18, 1955, Johnny was united in marriage to Evelyn (Moore) Bell with Reverend Ralph M. G. Smith officiating and to this union ...

Georgia Louise (Cain) Bergmeier

(Apr 30, 1923 - Jul 14, 2014)

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Georgia Elnora Louise (Cain) Bergmeier, 91, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Monday (July 14, 2014) at Schuyler County Nursing Home in Queen City, Missouri.

The daughter of George and Eva (Mullenix) Cain, she was born April 30, 1923 in Worthington, Missouri. On August 17, 1944, Georgia was united in marriage to Virgil Wayne Bergmeier and to this union two children were born.

Georgia is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Rosana and Charles Williams of ...

Graydon Francis Berry

(Oct 08, 1926 - Jun 27, 2012)

Graydon “Junior” Francis Berry, 85, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday (June 27, 2012) at Kirksville Manor Care Center.

The son of Graydon Francis and Stella (Marshall) Berry Sr., he was born October 8, 1926 in Wichita Falls, Texas. On December 13, 1947 in Kirksville, Missouri, Graydon was united in marriage to Doris Carter.

Graydon is survived by his wife Doris of sixty-four years; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Donald and Valarie Berry of Lancaster ...

Charles Lawrence "Larry" Beyer

(Jun 27, 1941 - Aug 29, 2012)

Charles Lawrence “Larry” Beyer, 71, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday (August 29, 2012) at Milan Health Care Center.

The son of Charles Junior and Iris Irene (Pearce) Beyer, he was born June 27, 1941 in Clay County, Kansas. On January 25, 2008 in Kirksville, Missouri, Larry was united in marriage to Jeannie Marie Corrick.

Larry is survived by his wife Jeannie; one son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Deanna Beyer of Lenexa, KS; one daughter ...

Brenda Kay (Leeper) Billings

(Feb 17, 1960 - Jul 10, 2013)

Brenda Kay Billings, 53, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday (July 10, 2013) at her home.

The daughter of Lawrence and Donna (Weist) Leeper, she was born February 17, 1960 in Oakland, California. On September 30, 1978, Brenda was united in marriage to Everett Taylor and to this union three children were born.

Brenda is survived by two sons, Everett “Eugene” (Sandra) Taylor of Riverside, CA and Junius (Joni) Taylor of Kirksville, MO; one daughter ...

Sarah Jane Billington

(Aug 10, 1988 - Dec 07, 2014)

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Sarah Jane Billington, 26, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Sunday (December 7, 2014) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

The daughter of Jerry Billington and Karma Madden, she was born August 10, 1988 in Kirksville.

Sarah is survived by her son, Aiden, of the home; father and special friend, Daisy Brake; mother, Karma Madden of Kirksville; grandmother, Jane James of Kirksville; four sisters, Johnna Thomas of Kirksville, April Thomas of Kirksville, Myra Billington of ...

Mary Ellen (Lineberry) Bishop

(Jul 03, 1942 - May 15, 2017)

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Mary Ellen (Lineberry) Bishop, 74, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Monday, May 15, 2017 at her home with family present.

Born July 3, 1942 in Marceline, Missouri, Mary Ellen was the daughter of the late Thomas S. and Cecilia A. (Owens) Lineberry. On May 23, 1964 in Marceline, Missouri, Mary Ellen was united in marriage to Robert "Bob" Bishop.

Mary Ellen is survived by her husband of almost 53 years; two sons, Thomas O. Bishop ...

Emil Dee Blackorby

(Jan 19, 1925 - May 20, 2014)

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Emil Dee Blackorby, 89, of Novinger, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday (May 20, 2014) at his home.

The son of Olie Monroe and Iva Opal (Eitel) Blackorby, he was born January 19, 1925 in Stahl, Missouri. On June 8, 1945 in Novinger, Missouri, Emil was united in marriage to Lola Dale Sharp.

Emil is survived by his wife, Lola of sixty-eight years; two sons, Lavern Blackorby and wife, Vickie of Novinger, MO and Gary Blackorby ...

Breanne Jayde Blake

(Sep 30, 1998 - Nov 26, 2014)

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Breanne Jayde Blake, 16, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday (November 26, 2014) at her home.

The daughter of Jason James and Michelle Denise (Smith) Blake, she was born September 30, 1998 in Columbia, Missouri.

Breanne is survived by her father, Jason Blake of Kirksville, MO; her mother and step father, Michelle D. Blake and Billy McVay of Kirksville, MO; grandparents, Michael and Feves Blake of Des Moines, IA, Richard and Rose Hall of ...

Roger Leroy Blakeburn

(Dec 05, 1958 - Aug 12, 2011)

Roger Leroy Blakeburn, 52, of Greentop, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly, Friday (August 12, 2011) at his home.

The son of Clinton Charles and Janice Earlene (Burtlow) Blakeburn, he was born December 5, 1958 in Sterling, Illinois.

Roger is survived by his mother and step-father, Janice and Bill Troeger of Macon, MO; two daughters, Crystal Cowell of Memphis, MO and Brandi Findling of Ft. Belvoir, VA; three sisters, Alice Roberts and husband Harold of Ottumwa, IA ...

Mathew William "Matt" Bleything

(Oct 25, 1983 - Mar 10, 2018)

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Mathew "Matt" William Bleything, 34, of Brashear, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, March 10, 2018 at his home.

Born October 25, 1983 in Kirksville, Matt was the son of Ricki Dale and Tamara Lu (Ogle) Bleything.

Matt is survived by his long-time companion, Heather Longano of the home; his parents; three sons, Keaton Bleything of Brookfield, Missouri, Rylee Bleything of Brashear, and Weston Bleything of Brashaer; one daughter, Addilyn Bleything of Brashear; one brother, Cheston ...

Shirley Ann Blom

(Aug 20, 1952 - Apr 12, 2013)

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Shirley Ann (Rozenboom) Blom, 60, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Friday (April 12, 2013) at her home surrounded by family.

The daughter of Joe and Gertrude (Van Maanen) Rozenboom, she was born August 20, 1952 in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Shirley is survived by four sons and a daughter-in-law, Timothy Guyer of New Sharon, IA, Stuart Blom and Rick Newcomb of Manitou Springs, CO, Jason and Michelle Blom of Moro, IL and Matt Blom of Knoxville, IA ...

Opal Faye (Davis) Bly

(Mar 04, 1946 - Sep 20, 2013)

Opal Faye (Davis) Bly, 67, of Kirksville, Missouri. passed away Friday (September 20, 2013) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, following a brief illness.

The daughter of Alonzo and Callie (Tyner) Davis, she was born March 4, 1946 in Darden, Tennessee.

Opal is survived by her father, Alonzo Davis of East Prairie, MO; one son, Tommy Bratcher of Kirksville, MO; one daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Larry Gibson of Kirksville, MO; four grandchildren, Jeremiah ...

Larry Wayne Boleach

(Feb 26, 1938 - Sep 17, 2018)

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Larry Wayne Boleach, 80, of Kirksville passed away at home under hospice care on Monday, September 17, 2018. Larry was born on February 26, 1938 in Hannibal, Missouri at the Levering Hospital to Russell Boleach and Etta Juanita (Maupin) Boleach. He spent his school years in Clarence and graduated from Clarence High School in 1956.
Larry attended college at the University of Missouri for one year. He transferred to Northeast Missouri State College, but he ...

Patricia Louise Borrok

(Jan 16, 1946 - Feb 03, 2013)

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Patricia Louise Borrok, 67, of Novinger, Missouri, passed away Sunday (February 3, 2013).

The daughter of Frank and Maurine Kottenstette (Kerrigan), she was born January 16, 1946 in Denver, Colorado. On June 8, 1968, in Denver, Colorado, Patricia was united in Marriage to Martin J. Borrok.

Pat is survived by her husband, Martin of the home; three sons and two daughters-in-law, David and Peggy Borrok of Lafayette, Louisiana, Jack and Roxanne Borrok of Gaithersburg, Maryland ...

Tressie Dean (Jerome) Borron

(Oct 20, 1925 - Mar 04, 2016)

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Tressie Dean (Jerome) Borron, 90, of Columbia, Missouri, passed away March4, 2016 at Lenoir Woods in Columbia.

Tressie was born October 20, 1925, near Winigan, Missouri, the daughter of Belva and Verna (Gramling) Jerome. On November 25, 1948 in Adair County, Missouri, Tressie was united in marriage to Herbert Borron who preceded her in death on August 24, 2001.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter Marlene Borron; one brother, Wayne ...

Regina Martin Botkins

(Dec 23, 1917 - Dec 28, 2014)

Regina M. Botkins, 97, passed away peacefully Dec. 28, 2014 at the Schuyler County Nursing Home in Queen City, MO where she had been a resident since May 2013.

She was born Oct. 23, 1917, one of eleven children of Franklin Edgar and Maude Blanch (Minear) Martin. On Oct. 6, 1938 she was united in marriage to Earl Botkins and he preceded her in death on May 13, 1990.

Regina is survived by a daughter ...

Alva Ellis Bowers

(May 11, 1925 - Dec 24, 2013)

Alva Ellis Bowers, beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend, passed away at his home in Kirksville on December 24, 2013.

He was born on May 11, 1925 in Adair County to John Reuben and Eva Lena Bowers, the last of 10 children. He was educated in various country schools in Adair County and attended Kirksville High School. His first job was delivering donuts for the Palace Bakery. As a young ...

Alva Ellis Bowers

(May 11, 1925 - Dec 24, 2013)

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Alva Ellis Bowers, beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend, passed away at his home in Kirksville on December 24, 2013.

He was born on May 11, 1925 in Adair County to John Reuben and Eva Lena Bowers, the last of 10 children. He was educated in various country schools in Adair County and attended Kirksville High School. His first job was delivering donuts for the Palace Bakery. As a young ...

Ivan "Leon" Bowers

(Aug 03, 1922 - Jan 29, 2019)

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Leon Bowers, age 96, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away January 29, 2019 at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.
The son of John Reuben and Eva Lena (Hanlin) Bowers, Leon was born August 3, 1922 in Novinger, Missouri. On October 24, 1942 in Brashear, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Norma Lorene Owings who preceded him in death on June 12, 1987.
Also proceeding him in death were his parents and nine siblings – Ora Bowers ...

Lester Eugene Bowers

(Sep 17, 1927 - Dec 11, 2011)

Lester Eugene Bowers, 84, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Sunday (December 11, 2011) at Kirksville Manor Care Center.

The son of Ora Edward and Ethel Mahalia (Holt) Bowers, he was born September 17, 1927 in rural Adair County, Missouri. Les attended the Adair County Schools and Kirksville public schools, graduating from Kirksville High School with the Class of 1945. After graduating, Les enlisted into the United States Navy. He was honorably discharged on July 30 ...

Harold Eugene Bozarth

(Nov 26, 1950 - Aug 18, 2014)

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Harold Eugene Bozarth, 63, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Monday (August 18, 2014) at his home under Hospice care.

The son of Vern and Eunice (Wellman) Bozarth, he was born November 26, 1950 in Kirksville, Missouri. In 1975, Harold married Susie Stigall and to this union one daughter was born. On May 17, 1986 in Centerville, Iowa, he was united in marriage to Rochelle Latham.

Harold is survived by his wife, Rochelle Bozarth of the ...

Vernon S. Braaten

(Aug 19, 1929 - May 28, 2017)

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Vernon S. Braaten, 87, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017 at the LaPlata Nursing Home in LaPlata, Missouri.

The son of Dewey A. and Helma O. (Knutson) Braaten, he was born August 19, 1929 in Fargo, North Dakota. On September 17, 1950 in Pekin, North Dakota, Vernon was united in marriage to Ardith Mae "Ardi" Hoiberg who preceded him in death on February 16, 2001.

Vernon was also preceded in death by ...

Gene Marie (Creamer) Bradley

(Oct 25, 1920 - Oct 07, 2018)

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Gene Marie (Creamer) Bradley, 97, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Sunday October 7, 2018 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

Born October 25, 1920 in Texarkana, Arkansas, Gene was the daughter of the late Sidney Johnson and Mina Luella (Rees) Creamer. On August 8, 1941 in Brookfield, Missouri, Gene was united in marriage to Hollis Bradley, who preceded her in death on September 5, 1980. Gene was also preceded in death by one grandson ...

Mark Stephen Bradshaw

(Mar 26, 1958 - Apr 14, 2018)

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Mark Stephen Bradshaw, 60, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, April 14, 2018 at his home.

Born March 26, 1958 in Kirksville, Missouri, Mark was the son of the late John Kenneth and Patricia Carolene (Walker) Bradshaw.

Mark is survived by his significant other, Sue Adams of Kirksville, MO, her daughter, Rachel Swanson, and grandson, Logan both of Hurdland, MO; three brothers, Mike Bradshaw of Viking, MN, Larry Bradshaw of Thief River Falls, MN ...

Elmer Lee Bragg

(Sep 25, 1933 - Mar 25, 2015)

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Elmer Lee Bragg, 81, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday (March 25, 2015) at St. Mary's Hospital Audrain in Mexico, Missouri.

The son of Pearl August and Lula Mae (Hall) Bragg, he was born September 25, 1933 in Novinger, Missouri. On July 31, 1962 in Kirksville, Missouri, Elmer was united in marriage to Leola Kay Zaerr.

Elmer is survived by his wife Leola of fifty-two years; one son, Emanuel Bragg and fiancee Elena Lamar of ...

Dixie Lee (NeeDoty) Branscom

(May 07, 1945 - Apr 26, 2017)

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Dixie Lee (NeeDoty) Branscom, 71, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at her home.

Born May 7, 1945 in Kirksville, Missouri, Dixie was the daughter of the late Wally and Charlene (Beck) Doty.

Dixie was a 1963 graduate of Kirksville High School, a 1967 graduate of NMSU receiving a bachelor's degree in Phys. Ed., a 1977 graduate of NMSU with a master's degree in Physical Ed., and a 1995 graduate of ...

Robert E. "Bob" Brawner

(May 28, 1939 - Jul 30, 2017)

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Robert E. "Bob" Brawner, 78, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Kirksville Manor Care Center in Kirksville.

Born May 28, 1939 in Greentop, Missouri, Bob was the son of the late Grandison Aljourn and Ada Lois (Norman) Brawner. On December 18, 1958 in Greentop, Missouri, Bob was united in marriage to Patricia Pope.

Bob is survived by his wife Pat Brawner of fifty eight years; two sons and daughters-in-law, David and ...

Beverly Sue "Susie" (Noe) Brewer

(Oct 14, 1945 - Mar 12, 2017)

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Beverly "Susie" Brewer, 71, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017 at her home under the care of Hospice and family by her side.

Born October 14, 1945 in Kirksville, Missouri, Beverly was the daughter of the late Vernon Turner and Bonnie Ellen (Cox) Noe. On October 12, 1968 Beverly was united in marriage to Wayne Brewer and to this union three children were born.

Beverly is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law ...

Dora Carmalene Briddle

(Sep 28, 1925 - Dec 03, 2017)

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Carm Briddle was born “Dora Carmalene Forte” on September 28, 1925, making her 92 years old when she passed on December 3, 2017. Her parents were Jim and Bessie Forte’ . Jim immigrated thru Ellis Island from Italy. Bessie was from the Greentop, MO area. (They preceded her in death). She met her husband Glenn Briddle and married him in 1944; they had been married 73 years at the time of her death. Wow!

Carm was ...

Constance Kay 'Connie" Broadwell

(Nov 23, 1950 - Oct 08, 2016)

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Constance Kay "Connie" Broadwell, 65, of Kirksville, Missouri passed away Saturday (October 8, 2016) at Kirksville Manor Care Center, with her family by her side.

Connie was born November 23, 1950 in Kirksville, Missouri, the daughter of Herbert "Dean" and Mary E. (Davis) Broadwell. She grew up in Wichita, Kansas until her family moved to a farm in Novinger, Missouri in 1966. After graduating from Novinger High School in 1968, she went to work for ...

Phyllis Deanna Brown

(Nov 29, 1940 - Aug 05, 2011)

Phyllis Deanna Brown, 70, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Friday (August 5, 2011) at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri.

The daughter of Jack and Ruth Elizabeth (Medley) Love, she was born November 29, 1940 in Kirksville, Missouri. On November 20, 1960 in Millard, Missouri, Phyllis was united in marriage to Vernon Keith Brown who preceded her in death on October 10, 1997.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Lois ...

John Thomas Brownell

(Oct 20, 1932 - Feb 08, 2012)

John Thomas Brownell, 79, of Novinger, Missouri, passed away Wednesday (February 8, 2012) at his home.

The son of Marion William and Ruth Elaine (Ashbey) Brownell, he was born October 20, 1932 in Queen City, Missouri. On July 2, 1953 in Phoenix, Arizona, John was united in marriage to Oletha Irene Gates.

John is survived by his wife Irene of fifty-eight years; two sons and daughters-in-law, John Edward and Lola Brownell of Queen City, MO ...

Oletha "Irene" (Gates) Brownell

(Sep 17, 1935 - Jul 06, 2016)

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Oletha "Irene" (Gates) Brownell, 80, of Novinger, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, (July 6, 2016) at the Knox County Nursing Home in Edina, Missouri.

Oletha was born September 17, 1935 in Stahl, Missouri, the daughter of the late James and Maggie (Goucher) Gates. On July 2, 1953 in Phoenix, Arizona, Oletha was united in marriage to John Thomas Brownell who preceded her in death on February 8, 2012.

Oletha is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law ...

Judy Kaye Bruegenhemke

(Jun 22, 1948 - Aug 05, 2018)

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Judy Kaye Bruegenhemke, 70, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

Judy was born June 22, 1948 the daughter of Maxine Lucille Collins. On June 28, 1985 in Lancaster, Missouri, Judy was united in marriage to Mark Bruegenhemke.

Judy is survived by her husband Mark of the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Scott Simpson of Virginia Beach, VA, and Shawn and Hilarie Simpson of Edmond ...

Louise Pauline Buban

(Sep 10, 1925 - Nov 09, 2014)

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Louise Pauline Buban, 89, of Kirksville, passed away Sunday (November 9, 2014) at the Liberty Hospital in Liberty, Missouri.

The daughter of Anton and Bessie (Sekardi) Buban, Croatian immigrants who journeyed to the U.S., she was born September 10, 1925 in Kirksville, Missouri.

Louise is survived by one sister, Katherine Scudder of Marshall, Missouri, as well as nieces and nephews, Marie King and husband Tom, Donna Grider, Debra Layman and husband Kenny, Chuck Scudder ...

Roy Nelson Buck

(Nov 20, 1960 - Jul 09, 2018)

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Roy Nelson Buck, 57, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Monday July 9, 2018 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

Born November 20, 1960 in Chickashea, Oklahoma, Roy was the son of Charles Edward and Jelene (Milliken) Buck.

Roy is survived by his father, Charles Buck of Kirksville, MO; two daughters, Kristen Buck of Pawnee, IL and Heather Buck of Sedalia, MO; one brother and sister-in-law, Chris and Jayne Buck of Hurdland, MO; one sister ...

James Edgar Bullock

(Jul 16, 1931 - Nov 20, 2012)

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James Edgar Bullock, 81, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday (November 20, 2012) at Kirksville Manor Care Center in Kirksville, Missouri.

The son of Edgar and Pearl (Roan) Bullock, he was born July 16, 1931 in LaPlata, Missouri. On March 2, 1975 in Kirksville, Missouri, Jim was united in marriage to Dorothy “Dot” Shorten.

James is survived by his wife Dot of the home; one son, Mark Bullock of Overland Park, KS; two daughters, Linda ...

Barbara Veola (Acton) Bunch

(Feb 28, 1940 - Dec 30, 2017)

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Barbara Veola (Acton) Bunch, 77, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017 at her home under Hospice care.

Born February 28, 1940 in Eldora, Iowa, Barbara was the daughter of the late Buell and Veneda (Dickenson) Acton. On March 16, 1957 in Desoto, Mississippi, Barbara was united in marriage to Von Eugene Bunch who preceded her in death on June 21, 2012. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Robert Wayne ...

Janet Ruth (Harker) Bunch

(Jan 02, 1939 - Jan 31, 2019)

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Janet Ruth (Harker) Bunch, 80, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2019 at her home under Hospice care and family by her side.

Born January 2, 1939 in Memphis, Missouri, Janet was the daughter of James Harold and Bonnie Lee (Perry) Harker. On January 5, 1957 in Kirksville, Missouri, Janet was united in marriage to Billy Dee Bunch.

Janet is survived by her husband, Billy of sixty-two years; her mother, Bonnie Harker of ...

Nathaniel Hunter "Nate" Bunch

(Jun 15, 2005 - Oct 05, 2017)

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Nathaniel Hunter "Nate" Bunch, 12, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 following a valiant fight with Leukemia at St. Louis Children's Hospital.

The son of Richard and Jenifer (Haggy) Bunch, Nate was born June 15, 2005 in Kirksville, Missouri.

Nate is survived by his parents Richard and Jenifer Bunch of Kirksville, MO; one brother, Kody Bunch and fiancée Amber Banks of LaPlata, MO; four sisters, Tasha Kelley and husband Martin of Macon ...

Von Eugene Bunch

(Mar 21, 1934 - Jun 21, 2012)

Von Eugene Bunch, 78, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Thursday (June 21, 2012) at his home under the care of Hospice Compassus.

The son of Victor and Lona (Ledford) Bunch, he was born March 21, 1934 in Kirksville, Missouri. On March 16, 1957 in Hernando, Mississippi, Von was united in marriage to Barbara V. Acton.

Von is survived by his wife Barbara of fifty-five years; one son and daughter-in-law, Bryan and Lorrie Bunch of LaPorte ...

Ester Pauline Burchett

(Mar 31, 1918 - Mar 07, 2017)

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Ester Pauline Burchett, 98, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Kirksville Manor Care Center. She was the daughter of Solomon Wesley and Ida Elizabeth (Rider) Pence. Ester was born March 31, 1918 in Gibbs, Missouri and lived her entire life in rural Adair County. Ester was united in marriage on June 20, 1936 to Roy Elmer Burchett who preceded her in death February 10, 2001. Roy and Ester worked their entire ...

Nathaniel Aaron Burns

(May 21, 1975 - Jan 06, 2019)

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Nathaniel Aaron Burns, 43, of Macon, Missouri, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Samaritan Hospital in Macon.

The son of Daniel Ray and Jo Ellen (Poppy) Burns, Nathaniel was born May 21, 1975 in Pontiac, Michigan. On June 27, 2003 in Ypsilanti, Michigan, Nathaniel was united in "marriage to Elisabeth Ann Bishop".

Nathaniel is survived by his wife, Elisabeth of the home; four sons, Guy, Rufus, Timothy and Henry all of the home; four ...

Harry Dean Busch

(Dec 29, 1941 - Dec 05, 2016)

Harry Dean Busch, 74, of Edina, Missouri, passed away Monday (December 5, 2016) at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.

Harry was born December 29, 1941 the son of the late Otha Allen and Virginia Sarah Ellen (Claybrook) Busch.

Harry is survived by two daughters, Cassie and Courtney Gordon both of Quincy, IL; one brother, Jody Busch of Kirksville, MO; one sister, Sonja Strange of Edina, MO, and four grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held 11 ...

Jerry Lee Byrn

(Sep 16, 1945 - May 08, 2015)

Jerry Lee Byrn, 69, of Greentop, Missouri, passed away Friday (May 8, 2015) at the LaPlata Nursing Home in LaPlata, Missouri.

The son of Nolan and Edna (Duncan) Byrn he was born September 16, 1945 in Macomb, Illinois.

Jerry is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Lisa Mary Ellen and Mark Findling of Brashear, MO; three grandchildren, Natasha, Tyler and Charity Findling, and two nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one ...