Obituaries Archive

Leon Oscar Kearns

(Sep 10, 1937 - Nov 09, 2017)

Leon Oscar Kearns, 80, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Knox County Nursing Home in Edina, Missouri.

Born September 10, 1937 in Elkhart, Iowa, Leon was the son of the late Oscar J. and Edna M. (Shafer) Kearns. He married Carol Jean Barnhill on August 15, 1970 in Kirksville, Missouri.

Leon is survived by his wife Carol of forty-seven years; one son, Steven Kearns of Kansas City, KS; one daughter ...

Lola May (Smith) Kehrer

(Nov 13, 1927 - Dec 15, 2015)

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Lola May (Smith) Kehrer, 88, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday (December 15, 2015) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

The daughter of Samuel Elijah and Julie Margaret (Wiedenkofer) Smith, she was born November 13, 1927 in Winigan, Missouri. On December 24, 1945 in Kirksville, Missouri, Lola was united in marriage to Clifford Frank Kehrer who preceded her in death on October 4, 2004. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one ...

Wanda Lee (Martin) Kellison

(Mar 22, 1929 - May 23, 2014)

Wanda Lee (Martin) Kellison, 85, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Friday (May 23, 2014) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

The daughter of Don C. and Lena Mae (Carnes) Martin, she was born March 22, 1929 in Yarrow, Missouri. On July 3, 1949 in Kirksville, Missouri, Wanda was united in marriage to Norman Lee Kellison who preceded her in death on May 12, 2008.

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

Calvin Rodell Kelsall

(Nov 29, 1934 - Apr 09, 2018)

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Calvin Rodell Kelsall, 83, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Monday, April 9, 2018 at Kirksville Manor Care Center in Kirksville.

The son of the late Alfred Everett and Gladys E. (Kopp) Kelsall, he was born November 29, 1934 in Fair View, Kansas. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ben and Don Kelsall and one sister, Ramah Ireland.

Calvin is survived by one son, John Kelsall of Kirksville, MO; one brother, Tim Kelsall ...

Heather Elaine Kelsey

(Dec 17, 1972 - Jun 17, 2013)

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Heather Elaine Kelsey, 40, of Baring, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly, Monday (June 17, 2013) at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.

The daughter of Larry and Connie (McKim) Kelsey, she was born December 17, 1972 in Peoria, Illinois. On June 23, 1990, Heather was united in marriage to Brent Moore and to this union three children were born.

Heather is survived by her parents, Larry and Connie Kelsey of Brashear, MO; two sons, Cody Moore and ...

Judith Marie Kelso

(May 21, 1945 - Nov 23, 2013)

Judith Marie Kelso, 68, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Saturday (November 23, 2013) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

The daughter of Clyde and Ida (Beckett) Kelley, she was born May 21, 1945 in Peoria, IL. On November 20, 1968 in Peoria, IL, Judith was united in marriage to Ronald James Kelso.

Judith is survived by her husband Ron of 45 years; three sons, Richard Burkhalter, Joe Burkhalter and Ronald Kelso Jr. all of ...

Joe Bert Kerby

(Nov 21, 1938 - Dec 24, 2012)

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Joe Bert Kerby was born on November 21, 1938 in Glenwood, Missouri, the son of Bert and Maudie (Crump) Kerby and he passed away December 24, 2012 at the age of 74 years following a battle with cancer.

Joe leaves his wife Jeda Kerby of fifty years, and four sons; Chuck Kerby and wife Mary of Bentonville, AR, Brian Kerby and wife Michelle of St. Charles, MO, Brett Kerby and wife Wendy of Kirksville, MO ...

Howard Edward Kessel

(Jan 04, 1935 - Nov 02, 2012)

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Howard Edward Kessel, 77, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Friday (November 2, 2012) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

The son of Leonard and Elsie (Ledger) Kessel, he was born January 4, 1935 in Fairfield, Iowa.

Howard is survived by one daughter, Theresa Shell of Kirksville, MO, four brothers, Harold Kessel of Colona, IA, Eugene Kessel of Ollie, IA, Dwight Kessel of Washington, IA and Carol Kessel of Davenport, IA; one sister, Beatrice Reynolds ...

Ethel Louise Kidd

(Feb 24, 1923 - Nov 23, 2015)

Ethel Louise Kidd, 92, of Jonesburg, Missouri, formerly of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Monday (November 23, 2015) at Jonesburg Nursing Home in Jonesburg, Missouri.

The daughter of Everett and Viola (Vincent) Mathes, she was born February 24, 1923 in Kirksville, Missouri.

Ethel is survived by one daughter, Georgia Powell of Kirksville, MO; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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

Carolyn Sue Kiene

(Aug 08, 1950 - Dec 24, 2011)

Carolyn Sue Sullivan Kiene, 61, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Saturday (December 24, 2011) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

She was born August 8, 1950 in Kirksville, Missouri, the daughter of Delia Sullivan Gray. On Saturday (October 5, 2002), Carolyn was united in marriage to Richard Kiene, the love of her life.

Carolyn is survived by her husband, Richard; one son, Brian (Stephanie) Sullivan of Kirksville, MO; two grandsons, Cody Sullivan and Wyatt ...

Garry Michael King

(Dec 08, 1951 - Aug 31, 2014)

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Garry Michael King, 62, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday (August 31, 2014) at his home.

The son of Jacob Averill and Birdie “Bertha” (Bachman) King, he was born December 8, 1951 in Kirksville, Missouri. On December 8, 1972, he married his childhood sweetheart, Vicky S. Walker of Kirksville, MO.

Garry is survived by his wife Vicky of 42 years. Gene, Eula, Heather, and Danny Vlahovich of Brownsburg, IN, and more friends than I ...

Richard Wayne King

(Jun 01, 1934 - May 17, 2017)

Richard Wayne King, 82, of Novinger, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

Richard was born the son of Arlie Lester and Lula (Powers) King on June 1, 1934 in Aurora, Illinois. On August 9, 1952 in Aurora, Illinois, Richard was united in marriage to Wilma Anderson.

Richard is survived by his wife Wilma of sixty-four years; four sons, Randall King of Newton, AL, Richard King of Salem ...

Betty Lou (Atchley) Kinney

(Dec 19, 1937 - Jul 13, 2018)

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Betty Lou (Atchley) Kinney was born in the Pure Air community of Adair County Missouri on December 19, 1937 and passed away Friday, July 13, 2018 at Northeast Regional Medical Center surrounded by her family. Betty was the only daughter of Sam and Cena (Vice) Atchley. She had two older brothers, Don and Delbert. She attended the Golden Rule School until high school when she attended and graduated from Novinger High School. Betty was employed ...

Barton Thomas "Tom" Kirkpatrick

(Jun 06, 1950 - Mar 16, 2013)

Barton Thomas “Tom” Kirkpatrick, 62, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Saturday (March 16, 2013) at his home.

The son of Boyd William and Mamie Pearl (Young) Kirkpatrick, he was born June 6, 1950 in Kirksville, Missouri. On November 10, 2001, Tom was united in marriage to Louise Ann Wilhelmsen.

Tom is survived by his wife Louise of the home; two sons, Barton T. Kirkpatrick Jr. of Warner Robins, GA and Daniel Lee Kirkpatrick of Tulsa ...

Lee R. Kittle

(Dec 23, 1919 - Aug 17, 2014)

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Lee R. Kittle, 94, of Novinger, Missouri, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014, at the Schuyler County Nursing Home in Queen City, Missouri.

On December 23, 1919, he was born to Calvin Lewis and Alma (Erwin) Kittle in Adair County, Missouri. On January 22, 1942 he was united in marriage to Lora Fay Williams who survives. To this marriage two children were born, Thresa Burrus of Kirksville, MO and David Kittle and wife Judy of ...

Lora Fay (Williams) Kittle

(Aug 13, 1924 - Jun 04, 2017)

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Lora Fay (Williams) Kittle, 92, of Novinger, Missouri, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

She was born August 13, 1924 the daughter of Buel and Della (Campbell) Williams near Stahl, Missouri. On January 22, 1942 she was united in marriage to Lee R. Kittle and to this union two children were born, Thresa Lee and David Allen.

Lora is survived by her two children, Thresa Burrus of Kirksville ...

Geneva Darlene (Hays) Klingsmith

(Sep 04, 1932 - Mar 28, 2017)

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Geneva Darlene (Hays) Klingsmith, 84, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at Twin Pines Adult Care Center in Kirksville.

Geneva was born September 4, 1932 in Brashear, Missouri, the daughter of the late George Earnest and Hazel Viola (Wood) Hays. On March 13, 1949 in Brashear, Missouri, Geneva was united in marriage to Bill Morehead who preceded her in death. On March 9, 1973 in Milan, Missouri, Geneva married Phillip "Sonny" Klingsmith ...

Agnes Klokkenga

(Oct 11, 1918 - Jul 30, 2011)

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Agnes (Luken) Klokkenga, 92, of Novinger, Missouri, passed away peacefully at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, on July 30, 2011.

The daughter of Edward J. and Lena Hellmann Luken she was born October 11, 1918 in rural Hartsburg, Illinois. On February 22, 1941 in Emden, Illinois, she was united in marriage to Earnest A. Klokkenga who survives.

Agnes is also survived by five sons, Gerald and wife Carol of Chillicothe, IL, Steve of Greentop, MO ...

Betty Loraine (Graham) Knight

(Nov 05, 1925 - Feb 02, 2014)

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Betty Loraine (Graham) Knight, 88, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Sunday (February 2, 2014) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

The daughter of Luther F. and Bessy Blanch (Clark) Graham, she was born November 5, 1925 in Fort Madison, Iowa. On December 2, 1944 in Kirksville, Missouri, Betty was united in marriage to Lewis O’Haver who preceded her in death in 1973. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son ...

Raymond Noble Knight

(Jan 07, 1942 - Jan 31, 2018)

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We celebrate the life of Raymond Noble Knight of Gladstone (Kansas City), Missouri, born January 7, 1942, died January 31, 2018, son of Haley and Elizabeth (Sowell) Knight of Hopkinsville, Kentucky and brother of Tom, Marlene, Buddy, Howard, Jewell and Eddie.

Raymond is survived by his wife Linda (Mosley) and their sons Brian (wife Kara Short) and Brandon (wife Laura Lininger) Knight. By previous marriages Raymond has five children, Lori, Kenny, Craig, Brent and Lisa ...

Father William Paul "Bill" Kottenstette

(Nov 27, 1941 - Apr 22, 2015)

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Father William Paul "Bill" Kottenstette, 73, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday (April 22, 2015) at the Universityof Missouri Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

The son of Frank and Maurine (Kerrigan) Kottenstette, he was born November 27, 1941 in Denver, Colorado.

Father Bill is survived by his best friend of twenty-five years, Chris Koch of Kirksville, MO; four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Fred and Marge Kottenstette of Columbus, OH, Jim Kottenstette of Denver, CO, John and ...

Anthony L. Kottwitz

(Jul 20, 1957 - Sep 19, 2017)

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Anthony Kottwitz, beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother passed away at his home on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, with his family by his side.

Anthony was born on July 20, 1957, and raised in St. Clair County, Missouri. He graduated from Osceola High School in May of 1975, and in August of that year, he married Sandy Cone. They started their married life in Warrensburg, Missouri. Anthony earned his bachelor's degree in Ag Business ...

Elaine Mary (Kloberdanz) Kuttenkuler

(Oct 01, 1963 - May 04, 2015)

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Elaine Mary (Kloberdanz) Kuttenkuler, 51, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly Monday (May 4, 2015) at Boone Hospital & Clinics in Columbia, Missouri.

The daughter of John and Kathleen (Marley) Kloberdanz, she was born October 1, 1963 in Osage, Iowa. On June 6, 1992 in Kansas City, Missouri, Elaine was united in marriage to Steven H. Kuttenkuler.

Elaine is survived by her husband Steve of the home; three daughters, Katie, Abby and Christy all of ...