Obituaries Archive

Richard Eugene "Gene" Gardner

(Oct 23, 1925 - Jan 18, 2018)

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Richard Eugene "Gene" Gardner, 92, of Greentop, Missouri, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice in Bettendorf, Iowa.

Born October 23, 1925 in Queen City, Missouri, Richard was the son of the late Jake and Edith (Gillispie) Gardner. On August 26, 1946 in LaPlata, Missouri, Gene was united in marriage to Mary Lee Stoneking.

Gene is survived by his wife Mary of seventy-one years; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Bill and ...

Ruby "Gene" (Draper) Gardner

(Sep 29, 1920 - Jul 06, 2014)

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Ruby “Gene” (Draper) Gardner, 93, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Sunday (July 6, 2014) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

The daughter of Bert and Carrie Bell (Newman) Draper, she was born September 29, 1920 in rural Brashear, Missouri. On January 24, 1942 in Brashear, Gene was united in marriage to Merlyn “Rusty” Gardner who preceded her in death on March 3, 2004.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers ...

Loren Edward Garman

(Mar 27, 1933 - Jan 15, 2012)

Loren Edward “Buddy” Garman, 78, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Sunday (January 15, 2012) at Twin Pines Adult Care Center in Kirksville.

The son of Roy Edward and Ida Mae (Speaks) Garman, he was born March 27, 1933 in Kirksville, Missouri. On November 26, 1958 in Kirksville, Missouri, Buddy was united in marriage to Jessie Marie Bowen.

Buddy is survived by his wife Marie of fifty-three years; one son and daughter-in-law, Darrell and Henrietta Garman ...

Anna Marie (Barnes) Gashwiler

(Aug 13, 1931 - Oct 31, 2013)

Anna Mae (Barnes) Gashwiler, 82, of Novinger, Missouri, passed away Thursday (October 31, 2013) at Twin Pines Adult Care Center in Kirksville.

The daughter of Earl Newton and Hannah Eldred (West) Barnes, she was born August 13, 1931 in Queen City, Missouri. On February 3, 1952 in Kirksville, Missouri, Anna was united in marriage to Francis Gashwiler.

Anna is survived by her husband Francis of sixty-one years; two sons, Jay Gashwiler of Kirksville, MO and ...

Francis Courtland "Peaches" Gashwiler

(Feb 14, 1921 - Sep 19, 2015)

Francis Courtland "Peaches" Gashwiler, 94, of Novinger, Missouri. passed away Saturday (September 19, 2015) at his home.

The son of Dr. J.S. and Maude Ellen (Novinger) Gashwiler, he was born February 14, 1921 in Novinger, Missouri. On February 3, 1952 in Kirksville, Missouri, Francis was united in marriage to Anna Mae Barnes who preceded him in death on October 31, 2013.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Beth Nichols ...

Francis Jay "Jaybird" Gashwiler

(Jun 07, 1954 - May 25, 2018)

Francis Jay "Jaybird" Gashwiler, 63, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Friday, May 25, 2018 at the LaPlata Nursing Home in LaPlata, Missouri.

The son of the late Francis Courtland "Peaches" and Anna Mae (Barnes) Gashwiler, Jay was born June 7, 1954 in Kirksville, Missouri. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Beth Nichols.

Jay is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Alan Jay and Darcy Gashwiler of Leesburg, GA; two granddaughters, Collins and ...

Theresa Katherine (Ronchetto) Gasperi

(Dec 04, 1917 - Jul 12, 2015)

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Theresa Katherine (Ronchetto) Gasperi, 97, of Novinger, Missouri, passed away Sunday (July 12, 2015) at Twin Pines Adult Care Center in Kirksville.

The daughter of Joe Stephen and Onorina M. (Gay) Ronchetto she was born December 4, 1917 in Novinger, Missouri. On October 14, 1938 in Kirksville, Missouri, Theresa was united in marriage to Charles P. Gasperi who preceded her in death on October 26, 1999.

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

James "Jim" David Gasper

(Oct 01, 1966 - Aug 14, 2018)

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James "Jim" David Gasper, 51, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at his home.

Born October 1, 1966 in Staunton, Illinois, Jim was the son of James B. and Judith Grace (Groeteka) Gasper. On April 13, 2017 in Macon, Missouri, Jim married Sarah Drennan.

Jim is survived by his wife Sarah of the home; his mother, Judy Gasper of Staunton, IL; two sons, Cory Johnson and fiancée Courtney Hoffman of Florissant ...

Mary Jeanne Gelbach

(Nov 21, 1937 - Jul 31, 2012)

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Mary Jeanne (Stockham) Gelbach, 74, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday (July 31, 2012) at her home under Hospice care.

The daughter of Carl E. and Rhoda Mae (Barnes) Stockham, she was born November 21, 1937 in Edina, Missouri. On September 1, 1957, Mary Jeanne was united in marriage to Larry Jay Gelbach and to this union two daughters were born.

Mary Jeanne is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Terri Lynn and Doug ...

Brenda Lou (McCarty) Gentry

(Feb 19, 1955 - Jul 11, 2017)

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Brenda Lou (McCarty) Gentry, 62, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Born February 19, 1955 in LaPlata, Missouri, Brenda was the daughter of the late Francis Neal and Mildred Lucille (Rogers) McCarty. On December 9, 1978 in Kirksville, Missouri, Brenda was united in marriage to Ted Gentry and to this union two children were born.

Brenda is survived by one son Blake Joseph Gentry of Cupertino ...

Valeria "Ann" (Goans) Gibson

(Dec 18, 1932 - Dec 21, 2015)

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Valeria Ann (Goans) Gibson, 83, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Monday, (December 21, 2015) at Twin Pines Adult Care Center in Kirksville.

The daughter of Jewel Ernest and Ida Belle (Dickson) Goans, she was born December 18, 1932 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. On November 11, 1956 in Marshall, Missouri, Ann was united in marriage to Jimmie M. Gibson who preceded her in death on October 6, 2000. She was also preceded in death by her parents ...

Margaret E. "Betty" (Poshek) Gill

(Nov 08, 1921 - Jun 16, 2016)

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Margaret E. "Betty" (Poshek) Gill, 94, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Thursday (June 16, 2016) at her home with family present.

The daughter of Joseph and Willa (Greenstreet) Poshek, she was born in Lingo, Missouri, on November 8, 1921.

She married Roderick O. "Bud" Gill on November 1, 1941 in Independence, Missouri, and to this union one daughter Barbara Jo Gill was born.

Margaret worked at the Munnition Plant in Independence, MO before returning to ...

Mary Catherine (Cowan) Gillum

(Jul 20, 1922 - Mar 15, 2016)

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Mary Catherine (Cowan) Gillum, 93, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at her home.

Mary was born July 20, 1922 in Kirksville, MO the daughter of Victor Clyde and Sylvia Belle (Crooks) Cowan. On December 23, 1943 Mary was united in marriage to Willard Earnest Gillum and they were blessed with three sons.

Mary is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, John and Janice Gillum, Roger and Ellen Gillum, and Robert and ...

Richard Dale Gingerich

(Oct 03, 1934 - Jan 03, 2018)

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Richard Dale Gingerich, 83, of Springfield, Missouri, (formerly of Greentop, Missouri) passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

The son of Lando and Verna (Hersheerger) Gingerich, he was born October 3, 1934 in Kalona, Iowa. On December 3, 1975 in Quincy, Illinois, Richard was united in marriage to Rosetta Major, who survives.

Richard is also survived by four sons, Kim, Kerry, Tony and Terry Gingerich; two daughters, Vicki Casey and ...

Gerald "Wayne" Glaspie

(Jan 17, 1940 - Mar 04, 2017)

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Gerald "Wayne" Glaspie, 77, of Greentop, Missouri, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Born the son of the late Delbert Ivan and Dollie Eunice (Gardner) Glaspie, he was born January 17, 1940 in Queen City, Missouri. On November 15, 1958 in Kirksville, Missouri, Wayne was united in marriage to Wanda Louise Robinson.

Wayne is survived by his wife Wanda of fifty-eight years; one son and daughter-in-law, John and Lisa ...

John Andrew Glaspie

(Jan 13, 1971 - Mar 03, 2016)

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John Andrew Glaspie, 45, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2016 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri.

Born January 13, 1971 in Kirksville, Missouri, John was the son of Larry and Karen (Maize) Glaspie.

John is survived by his mother, Karen Osborn of Kirksville, MO; his step-father who raised him, Terry Osborn and wife Linda of Elmer, LA; one brother and sister-in-law, Steven and Amy Osborn of Kirksville, MO; one sister, Chris ...

Lois Jean (Flynn) Glaspie

(Apr 10, 1953 - Sep 05, 2017)

Lois Jean (Flynn) Glaspie, 64, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, September 5, 2017 at her home.

The daughter of Norman Guy and Bernice Marie (Ayers) Flynn, Lois was born March 10, 1953 in Worthington, Missouri. Lois was united in marriage to Boe Glaspie forty-four years ago.

Lois is survived by her husband Boe; two sons, Tracy Norman Flynn and James Burl Glaspie; two brothers, Jackie Lynn Flynn and Ronald Keith Flynn; six sisters ...

Marjorie Luella Gleason

(Feb 28, 1930 - Mar 26, 2012)

Marjorie (Marge) Luella Gleason, 82, of Kirksville, MO peacefully passed away Monday, March 26, 2012 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, MO.

She was born February 28, 1930 in Putnam County, near Worthington, MO, the daughter of Albert W. and Opal L. (Hartford) Reed. On September 23, 1950, in Kirksville, MO she married Earl Hart Gleason.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Mrs. Eugene (Leana) Staudinger; and a brother, Marvin W. Reed ...

Reta "Pauline" (Kimmel) Goodwin

(Sep 21, 1922 - Feb 20, 2019)

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Reta "Pauline" (Kimmel) Goodwin, 96, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday February 20, 2019 at Kirksville Manor Care Center.

Born September 21, 1922 in Hartford, Missouri, Pauline was the daughter of the late Frank W. and Eunice Jane (Partin) Kimmel. On June 5, 1946 in Kirksville, Missouri, Pauline was united in marriage to Clarence C. Goodwin who preceded her in death on June 30, 1985. She was also preceded in death by one son Jerry ...

Garnett Leon Gordon

(Apr 29, 1928 - Jul 13, 2012)

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Garnett Leon Gordon, 84, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Friday (July 13, 2012) at the University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia, MO.

The son of Lyman Wesley and Pansy Victoria (Bennett) Gordon, he was born April 29, 1928 in Adair County, Missouri.

Garnett is survived by one daughter, Sally (Gordon) Emery of Maricopa, AZ; one brother, Gale Gordon of Taft, TX; two grandchildren, Chantelle Watson and Brandon Chad Miller; three great-grandchildren, Trevor Watson, Phoenix ...

K. June (Pipes) Goring

(Jun 24, 1920 - Apr 25, 2014)

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K. June (Pipes) Goring, 93, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Friday April 25, 2014 at her home.

The daughter of S. Curtis and Orpha E (Truitt) Pipes, she was born June 24, 1920 in Green Castle, Missouri. She received her education and lived most of her life in Adair County.

June was united in marriage on June 30, 1937 to Herbert Daniel and they had two sons, JC and Bill Daniel. On September 28, 1963 ...

Norma Lou (Reese) Goucher

(Jun 11, 1926 - Jul 10, 2018)

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Norma Lou (Reese) Goucher, 92, of Novinger, Missouri passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 10, 2018 while residing at The Arbors at Highland Crest in Kirksville.

The daughter of Merriett Elisha and Sadie Della (Johnson) Reese, she was born on June 11, 1926 at the Reese farm two miles south of Novinger in Adair County, Missouri. On May 3, 1947, in Queen City, Missouri, Norma was united in marriage to Bobby Lee Goucher, who preceded her ...

Thomas Eugene "Tom" Greenstreet

(Nov 19, 1941 - Apr 02, 2013)

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Tom Greenstreet, 71, of Queen City, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at his home.

He was the son of Carl J. and Opal Greenstreet; Tom was born on November 19, 1941 in Denver, Colorado. On October 8, 1961 in Kirksville, he married Mary Mathes.

Tom is survived by his wife; two children, Todd and wife Kathy Greenstreet of Downing, Missouri, and Lisa (Greenstreet) Moore and close friend Bill Fugate of Lancaster, Missouri; Jessica ...

Darrel Curtis Gregory

(Feb 23, 1950 - Jan 21, 2013)

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Darrel Curtis Gregory, 62, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Monday (January 21, 2013) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

The son of James Vernon and Garnet Lillian (Grubb) Gregory, he was born February 23, 1950 in Waterloo, Iowa. On September 29, 1972 in Kirksville, Missouri, Darrel was united in marriage to Cathy Dawn Blacksmith.

Darrel is survived by his wife Cathy of forty years; one son and daughter-in-law, Travis and Megan Gregory of Columbia ...

Levena Irene (Turner) Gregory

(Oct 03, 1924 - Feb 13, 2013)

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Levena Irene (Turner) Gregory, 88, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday (February 13, 2013) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

Born October 3, 1924 in Kirksville, Levena was the daughter of Roy Lester and Myrtle Olive (Darnell) Turner. On January 31, 1948 in Edina, Missouri, Levena was united in marriage to Alden Glen Gregory, who passed away January 20, 1987.

Levena was also preceded in death by her parents and five brothers: Charles, Tommy ...

Levena Irene Gregory

(Oct 03, 1924 - Feb 13, 2013)

Levena Irene (Turner) Gregory, 88, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday (February 13, 2013) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

Born October 3, 1924 in Kirksville, Levena was the daughter of Roy Lester and Myrtle Olive (Darnell) Turner. On January 31, 1948 in Edina, Missouri, Levena was united in marriage to Alden Glen Gregory, who passed away January 20, 1987.

Levena was also preceded in death by her parents and five brothers: Charles, Tommy ...

Marvin Lewis Gregory

(Oct 20, 1924 - Nov 30, 2014)

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Marvin Lewis Gregory, 90, of Greentop, Missouri, passed away Sunday (November 30, 2014) at Schuyler County Nursing Home in Queen City, Missouri.

The son of Luther and LouElla (Buchanan) Gregory, he was born October 20, 1924 in Greentop, Missouri. On March 8, 1947 in Star, North Carolina, Marvin was united in marriage to Mildred Louise Colvard who preceded him in death in November of 1989. On April 18, 1992 in Greentop, Missouri, Marvin married Kay ...

Anthony "Tony" Thomas Grgurich

(May 16, 1920 - May 27, 2015)

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Anthony "Tony" Thomas Grgurich, 95, of Novinger, Missouri, passed away Wednesday (May 27, 2015) at his home.

The son of Matthew and Josephine (Skender) Grgurich, he was born May 16, 1920 in Novinger, Missouri. Tony was united in marriage on May 5, 1950 in Kirksville to Bonita Jean Daubresse, who preceded him in death on April 29, 2012.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Frank, Jack, Joe, Jake and Melvin ...

Bonita Jean Grgurich

(Aug 24, 1928 - Apr 29, 2012)

Bonita “Jean” Grgurich, 83, of Novinger, Missouri, passed away Sunday (April 29, 2012) at her home.

The daughter of Henry and Bernice (Suhr) Daubresse, she was born August 24, 1928 in Macon County, Missouri. On May 5, 1950 in Kirksville, Missouri, Jean was united in marriage to Anthony “Tony” Grgurich.

Jean is survived by her husband Tony of sixty-one years; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Kathy Grgurich of Novinger, MO, and Larry and Linda ...

Frank Grgurich

(Apr 02, 1947 - Feb 07, 2019)

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Frank Grgurich, 71, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019 at his home, with his family by his side, while under Hospice care.

The son of the late Jakie Eugene and Valeria (Jakubiak) Grgurich, he was born April 2, 1947 in Novinger, Missouri. On September 10, 1966 in Kirksville, Missouri, Frank was united in marriage to Debra Lile.

Frank is survived by his wife Debra of fifty-two years; three sons and two daughters-in-law ...

Jakie Eugene Grgurich

(Jul 25, 1917 - Sep 04, 2013)

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Jakie Eugene Grgurich, 96, of Novinger, Missouri, passed away Wednesday (September 4, 2013).

The son of Matthew and Josephine (Skender) Grgurich, he was born July 25, 1917 in Novinger, Missouri. On June 30, 1945, in Liege, Belgium, Jakie was united in marriage to Valeria Jakubiak after meeting her while serving in WWII. She preceded him in death on March 19, 2005.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, and two sisters ...

Kathy Lee (Childers) Grgurich

(Dec 02, 1953 - Sep 13, 2016)

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Kathy Lee (Childers) Grgurich of Shibley’s Point, Missouri received the most important call of her life late Tuesday evening, September 13, 2016. And, as was custom in her house, she answered. It was time to go Home; Jesus wanted her in His arms. Kathy was surrounded by loving family members at the time and had been blessed to be with her family and friends for many days leading up to her death.
Kathy was ...

Gary Griffel

(Jun 11, 1936 - Aug 25, 2012)

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Gary Griffel, 76, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Saturday (August 25, 2012) at his home under Hospice care.

The son of Marc Ralph and Ruth Esther (Gulick) Griffel, he was born June 11, 1936 in Burlington, Iowa. On April 18, 1959 in Burlington, IA, Gary was united in marriage to Jane McCann.

Gary is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Kevin and Annette Griffel of Kirksville, MO and Kurt Griffel of Kissimmee, FL; three ...

Billy Dean Griswold

(Dec 10, 1935 - Jan 09, 2014)

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Billy Dean Griswold, 78, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Thursday (January 9, 2014) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

The son of Frank Herman and Eunice Edna (Wilson) Griswold, he was born December 10, 1935 in Brashear, Missouri. On November 23, 1955 in Kirksville, Missouri, Billy was united in marriage to Juanita “Louise” Ledford who preceded him in death on January 18, 2013.

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

Juanita Louise Griswold

(Sep 24, 1937 - Jan 18, 2013)

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Juanita “Louise” (Ledford) Griswold, 75, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly, Friday (January 18, 2013) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

The daughter of James “Merald” and Daisy Halene (Billington) Ledford, she was born September 24, 1937 in Adair County, Missouri. On November 23, 1955 in Kirksville, Missouri, Louise was united in marriage to Bill Griswold.

Louise is survived by her husband, Bill of fifty-seven years; one son Steve Griswold of Kirksville, MO; one ...

Wade Palmer Gunnels

(Aug 06, 1945 - May 09, 2014)

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Wade Palmer Gunnels, 68, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Friday (May 9, 2014) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

The son of William Pearl and Mollie Lissie (Rogers) Gunnels, he was born August 6, 1945 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. On June 26, 1966, Wade was united in marriage to Bobby June Hamilton who preceded him in death on July 30, 2007. He was also preceded in death by his parents.

Wade is survived by ...