Obituaries Archive

Gayla Kay (Glaspie) Eagen

(Mar 20, 1966 - Sep 07, 2014)

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Gayla Kay (Glaspie) Eagen, 48, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Sunday (September 7, 2014) at Twin Pines Adult Care Center.

The daughter of Gerald Wayne and Wanda (Robinson) Glaspie, she was born March 20, 1966 in Kirksville, Missouri. On May 25, 1990 in Booneville, Missouri, Gayla was united in marriage to Terry Eagen.

Gayla is survived by husband, Terry of the home; her parents, Wayne and Wanda Glaspie of Greentop, MO; two sons, John Michael ...

Mary Romelle Eagen

(Jul 19, 1935 - Jan 24, 2012)

Mary Romelle Eagen, 76, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday (January 24, 2012) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

The daughter of Glenn Joseph and Evelyn Marion (Lehman) Killday, she was born July 19, 1935 in Waseca, Minnesota. On June 4, 1955 in Adair Missouri, Mel was united in marriage to William D. Eagen who preceded her in death on January 11, 1992.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son ...

Gerald Leo "Gary" Easley

(Oct 18, 1953 - Dec 04, 2019)

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Gerald Leo "Gary" Easley, 66, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at his home.

The son of Roy Leo Easley and Barbara Ellen Rouse, he was born October 18, 1953 in Kirksville, Missouri.

Gary is survived by his mother Barbara Rouse of Kirksville, MO; six sons, Jerid (Karla) Sayre, and Chad (Jennifer) Easley all of Kirksville, MO, Jordan (Stephanie) Easley of Kansas City, MO, Jacob Mountain of Kirksville, MO, Chance (Sarah ...

Madeline Geraldine "Maddie" Easley

(Jul 19, 1943 - Sep 26, 2021)

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Madeline "Maddie" Geraldine (Roe) Easley, 78, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Sunday, September 26, 2021 at the University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

The daughter of the late Robert W. and Eula L. (Sullivan) Roe, she was born July 19, 1943 in Kirksville, Missouri. Madeline was also preceded in death by two sisters, Donna J. Felt, and Della J. Cooley; one brother, Robert "Bobby" Roe; one granddaughter, Allison B. Conner and one great-grandson, Joseph Ewert.

Maddie ...

Jacquelyn "Jackie" Eaton

(Jan 10, 1936 - Sep 17, 2017)

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Jacquelyn “Jackie” Eaton, 81, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away on September 17, 2017 at Knox County Nursing Home in Edina, Missouri.
The daughter of Albert Theodore “Teed” and Ruby (Kelley) Sykes, she was born January 10, 1936 near Hurdland, Missouri.
On December 26, 1969, in Kirksville, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Zelwin B. “Zel” Eaton.
Jackie attended part of the first grade in the Hurdland Grade School and continued in the Kirksville Public ...

Kathy Ann Eiler

(Sep 16, 1956 - Mar 02, 2021)

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Kathy Ann Eiler, 64, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

Born September 16, 1956 in Kirksville, Missouri, Kathy was the daughter of the late Carl Michael and Lizzie Marie (Glaspie) Eiler. Kathy was also preceded in death by a total of ten brothers and sisters.

Kathy is survived by one son, Steven Eiler of Brashear, MO; one daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Joshua Elgin of ...

Barbara S. (Johnston) Eitel

(Mar 08, 1937 - Sep 06, 2019)

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Barbara S. (Johnston) Eitel, 82, of western Adair County went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, September 6, 2019. Barbara was born the eldest of three children to C.M. and Helen (Frisbee) Johnston on their family farm northwest of Madison, MO, March 8, 1937. She enjoyed her youth and her life on the family farm. Barbara graduated from Clarence High School in 1955 as valedictorian of her senior class.

After high school ...

Eathel Vauncille "Tobey" (Tuttle) Eitel

(Nov 29, 1936 - Oct 17, 2015)

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Eathel Vauncille "Tobey" (Tuttle) Eitel, 78, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Saturday (October 17, 2015) at Twin Pines Adult Care Center in Kirksville.

The daughter of Carl Franklin and Lora Aline (Sullivan) Tuttle, she was born November 29, 1936 in Kirksville, Missouri. On June 10, 1956, Vauncille was united in marriage to Hugh Eitel and to this union two children were born.

Vauncille was raised on a farm north of Gifford, Missouri. She was a ...

Forrest Edward Eitel

(Nov 18, 1925 - Dec 10, 2017)

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Forrest Edward Eitel, 92, of Queen City, Missouri, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Twin Pines Adult Care Center in Kirksville.

Born November 18, 1925 in Green Castle, Missouri, Forrest was the son of the late Sherman John and Iva Queen (Martin) Eitel. On March 26, 1948 in Kirksville, Missouri, Forrest was united in marriage to Nola Mae Ames.

Forrest is survived by his wife of sixty-nine years; one daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and ...

James Mark Eitel

(Feb 16, 1956 - Jan 12, 2016)

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James Mark Eitel died peacefully at home on Tuesday January 12, 2016 in Kirksville, Mo at the age of 59. He died with his final wish being that he was holding hands with his two special girls, Ashlea and Brenda. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer December 2014. He remained brave, strong and very positive throughout his journey batting cancer. He fought to the very end.

James was born on February 16, 1956 in Kirksville ...

Nola Mae (Ames) Eitel

(Jul 30, 1927 - Jul 28, 2020)

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Nola Mae (Ames) Eitel, 92 of Queen City, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at the Schuyler County Nursing Home in Queen City, MO.

The daughter of Fred Mark and Winnie Mae (Ogle) Ames, she was born July 30, 1927 in Green City, Missouri. On March 26, 1948 in Kirksville, Missouri, Nola was united in marriage to Forrest Edward Eitel who preceded her in death on December 10, 2017. She was also preceded in ...

James "Fred" Fredrick Elder

(Mar 03, 1966 - Mar 26, 2021)

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James "Fred" Fredrick Elder, 55, of Greentop, Missouri, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Friday, March 26, 2021 at his home.

On March 3, 1966 in Decatur, Illinois, Fred was born the son of William T. Elder and Virkita J. Elder Fleshner (Feist). He was united in marriage to Lisa Cox on March 30, 1991 in Downing, Missouri, who survives.

Fred is also survived by one son, Jared Adams (Whitney); four ...

William Jackson "Jack" Ellett

(Jan 30, 1930 - Nov 03, 2020)

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William Jackson "Jack" Ellett, 90, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at his home.

The son of the late William Howell and Opal (Ford) Ellett, he was born January 30, 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Jack is survived by one sister, Patricia Danclovic of Tucson, AZ; one niece, Debbie (Jim) Lloyd of St. Louis, MO; one nephew, Dan (Laura) Danclovic of North Carolina; several great nieces and great nephews, and by his ...

David Lee Ellis

(Jul 18, 1937 - Sep 27, 2020)

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David Lee Ellis, 83, of Greentop, Missouri, passed away Sunday, September 27, 2020 at his home under Hospice care.

David was born July 18, 1937 in Canton, Illinois, the son of the late James Logan and Pearl Marcella (Frew) Ellis. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Helen; one brother, James Ellis Jr., and one brother-in-law, Don Shelly.

David met Helen Willis, the love of his life through a dating magazine and they ...

G. Louise (Neuendorf) Ellis

(Jul 17, 1920 - Jan 15, 2015)

G. Louise (Neuendorf) Ellis, 94, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Thursday (January 15, 2015) at her home under Hospice care.

The daughter of Walter and Ella (Storck) Neuendorf, she was born July 17, 1920 in St. Peter, Illinois. On August 4, 1940 in Decatur, Illinois, Louise was united in marriage to Charles G. “Jed” Ellis who preceded her in death on December 18, 1989. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter ...

Larry Dean Ellis

(Jan 19, 1967 - Dec 02, 2016)

Larry Dean Ellis, 49, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly Friday, (December 2, 2016) at his home.

Larry was born January 19, 1967 in Kirksville, Missouri, the son of George H. and Glenda L. (Ross) Ellis.

Larry is survived by his mother and step-father, Glenda and Charles Long of Purdin, MO; two step-brothers, Brian Long and wife Tanisha, and Brad Long and wife April all of Milan, MO; one aunt, Jeanette Scrivens of Novinger, MO ...

Donna Jolene (Sullivan) Combs Ellsworth

(Nov 09, 1948 - Mar 22, 2022)

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Donna Jolene (Sullivan) Combs Ellsworth, 73, of Novinger, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at her home under the care of Hospice Compassus.

Born November 9, 1948 in Novinger, Missouri, Donna was the daughter of the late Virgil and Reta Mae (Hall) Sullivan. On June 4, 1967, Donna was united in marriage to James B. Combs and to this union two children were born. James preceded her in death in 1992. She was also ...

Eva Bell Ellsworth

(Sep 05, 1929 - Jan 28, 2013)

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Eva Bell (Williams) Ellsworth, 83, of Novinger, Missouri, passed away Monday (January 28, 2013) at Twin Pines Adult Care Center in Kirksville.

The daughter of Ruben and Edna (Ferrell) Williams, she was born September 5, 1929 in Green Castle, Missouri. She was united in marriage to Aldo Ellsworth who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Rosine Brookbank, Margaret Thurman and Frances Williams and four brothers, Herman ...

Leslie Curtis Ellsworth

(Aug 02, 1924 - Apr 29, 2019)

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Leslie Curtis Ellsworth, 94, of Novinger, Missouri, passed away Monday, April 29, 2019 at the University Missouri Hospital in Columbia.

Born August 2, 1924 in Danforth, Missouri, Leslie was the son of the late William Curtis and Etta Ozelle (Barker) Ellsworth. On April 6, 1947 in Kirksville, Missouri, Leslie was united in marriage to Loretta Jean Daniels who preceded him in death on May 20, 2012. He was also preceded in death by one brother ...

Loretta Jean Ellsworth

(Jan 11, 1928 - May 20, 2012)

Loretta Jean Ellsworth, 84, of Novinger, Missouri, passed away Sunday (May 20, 2012) at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

On January 11, 1928 in Ringo Point, Missouri, Loretta was born the daughter of William Floyd and Laura Mary (Thompson) Daniels. On April 6, 1947 in Kirksville, Missouri, Loretta was united in marriage to Leslie Curtis ElLoretta Jean Ellsworth, 84, of Novinger, Missouri, was called to her Heavenly home Sunday (May 20, 2012) at Boone Hospital ...

Patricia "Joan" (Pearce) Ellsworth

(Jun 08, 1955 - Oct 31, 2021)

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Patricia "Joan" (Pearce) Ellsworth, 66, of Novinger, Missouri, was welcomed into Heaven Sunday, October 31, 2021 at her home.

The daughter of Thomas A. and Edith L. (Truitt) Pearce, Joan was born June 8, 1955 in Kirksville, MO.
Joan is survived by special friend Earl Kull of Novinger; one son, Bradley Apodaca (Jamie Copeland) of St. Joseph, Missouri; four daughters, Miranda Salsberry (Tracy) of Novinger, Desirae Person of Colorado, Amber Weston (Jacob) of Wyoming, and ...

Joan (Thomas) Elmore

(Jan 10, 1935 - Aug 15, 2021)

Joan (Thomas) Elmore, 86, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Sunday, August 15, 2021 at the University Missouri Medical Center in Columbia, MO.

Joan was born June 10, 1935 in Knox County, Missouri, the daughter of the late John D. and Ida H. (Crawford) Thomas. She was united in marriage to Francis Edward Elmore who preceded her in death on October 8, 1977.

After receiving her education, Joan was employed for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for ...

James Stewart Elmslie

(Dec 30, 1930 - Oct 01, 2017)

James Stewart Elmslie, 86, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Twin Pines Adult Care Center in Kirksville.

The son of Wallace and Hazel (Stewart) Elmslie, he was born December 30, 1930 in Quincy, Illinois. He was united in marriage to Jean Elmslie who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Alice Schaller.

James is survived by two sons, Keith Elmslie of Kirksville ...

Benjamin Thomas Elrod

(Jul 30, 1982 - Jan 10, 2015)

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Benjamin T. Elrod, 32, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday (January 10, 2015) at his home.

The son of Gary and Cora (Hanson) Elrod, he was born July 30, 1982 in Rolla, Missouri.

Ben is survived by his parents, Gary and Cora Elrod of Kirksville, MO; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Hannah and Thomas Roberti of Phoenix, AZ, and Kate and Drew White of Omaha, NE; one niece, Winnie White; his grandmother, Verna Elrod of ...

Billy Leon "Bill" Elsea

(Nov 22, 1945 - Aug 19, 2019)

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Billy Leon Elsea, 73, passed away peacefully at his home in Willmathsville, Missouri on Monday August 19, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.

Bill was born on November 22, 1945 at Greentop, Missouri, the son of the late Wilborne and Ada Lee (Jones) Elsea.

He attended school in both Brashear, Missouri and Greentop, Missouri graduating from Greentop High School in 1963. He was drafted into the United States Army in April of 1968 where he ...

Ferl D. Elsea

(Apr 11, 1939 - Jan 19, 2020)

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Ferl D. Elsea, 80, of Novinger, Missouri, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri.

The son of Wilborne and Ada (Jones) Elsea, he was born April 11, 1939 in Kirksville, Missouri. On March 18, 1960 in Kirksville, Ferl was united in marriage to Janan Marie Polovich.

Ferl is survived by his wife, Janan; four sons, Chris Elsea and wife Debbie of Novinger, Kelly Elsea of La Plata, Mike Elsea ...

Richard Lyndelle Elvington

(Jun 25, 1937 - Sep 30, 2017)

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Richard Lyndelle Elvington, 81, of Queen City, Missouri, passed away Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

Born June 25, 1937 in Lake View, South Carolina, Richard was the son of the late Franklin and Ila (Lane) Elvington. On April 14, 1986 in Sandford, North Carolina, Richard was united in marriage to Faye (Solomon) Atchley.

Richard is survived by his wife, Faye of thirty-two years; five sons and three daughters-in-law, Chad ...

John Vincent Erhart

(Oct 20, 1943 - Jan 20, 2021)

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John Vincent Erhart, 77, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at his home.

The son of the late Vincent Leroy and Lela Winifred (Ledbetter) Erhart, he was born October 20, 1943 in Nebraska City, Nebraska. On July 6, 1991 at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Kirksville, Missouri, John was united in marriage to Patricia M. Jackson.

John is survived by his wife Patty of twenty-nine years; one daughter and three sons, Tammy ...

Alvena (Goetz) Ertel

(Aug 05, 1920 - Jan 31, 2020)

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Alvena Ertel, 99, passed away on January 31, 2020 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Alvena was born on August 5, 1920 in rural Craigmyle, Alberta, Canada. Alvena (Vena) and twin brother, Alvin, were the youngest children of Ferdinand (Fred) Goetz and Elizabeth Teske Goetz.

As a child she enjoyed riding horses. She quit school after the 8th grade to help her mother cook for her father’s road construction crew.

On November 15, 1938, she married ...

David Owen Erwin

(May 14, 1947 - Apr 07, 2022)

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David Owen Erwin, 74, of Brashear, Missouri, passed away peacefully April 7, 2022, in the home where he raised a family and on the farm he loved so much. In his final days, he was surrounded by his family and supported by loved ones near and far.

David was born May 14, 1947, to Virgil Lyle Erwin and Helen (Spurgeon) Erwin, at his grandparents’ home in rural Brashear. He attended Hazel Green School, where he ...

Richard "Dick" Oliver Erwin

(Mar 20, 1946 - Sep 06, 2018)

Richard "Dick" Oliver Erwin, 72, of Greentop, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, September 6, 2018 in Greentop, Missouri.

Dick was born in Kirksville, Missouri, March 20, 1946 the son of the late Richard Alva and Velma Ethel (Shahan) Erwin.

Dick was a graduate from Kirksville High School with the Class of 1964. He served his country in the United State Air Force in the Philippines and after serving returned to his farm in Adair County ...

Lindell Ray "Butch" Estes

(Jun 25, 1950 - Oct 06, 2015)

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Lindell Ray "Butch" Estes, 65, of Hurdland, Missouri, passed away Tuesday (October 6, 2015) at his home.

The son of Leborn and Sara Mae (Bratcher) Estes he was born June 25, 1950 in Piggott, Arkansas. His parents have preceded him in death.

Butch is survived by one son Lindell Lenny Estes Jr. of Collinsville, IL; two daughters, Tracy Lynn Horn of St. Charles, MO and Crystal Mae Estes of Hurdland, MO; two brothers, Randall Gale ...

Wilda Elta (Eskra) Evans

(Feb 29, 1924 - Jun 21, 2016)

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Wilda Elta (Eskra) Evans, 92, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday (June 21, 2016) at Kirksville Manor Care Center in Kirksville.

Wilda was born February 29, 1924 in Novinger, Missouri, the daughter of the late Matthew and Angelina (Iskra) Eskra. On February 19, 1949 in Macon, Missouri, Wilda was united in marriage to Virgil M. Evans who preceded her in death on March 9, 1985. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ladislov ...

Betty Joyce (Graham) Ewing

(Dec 22, 2014 - Jun 15, 2014)

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Betty Joyce (Graham) Ewing, 90, a long-time resident of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Sunday (June 15, 2014) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville with family at her side.

The daughter of Roscoe and Ethel (Truitt) Graham, Betty was born on a farm in Adair County, Missouri on December 22, 1923.

Betty was a graduate from Kirksville High School with the Class of 1941. She married Hillis Edward Ewing on December 1, 1941.

Betty started ...