Obituaries Archive

Judith Louise (Whittom) Rae

(Dec 26, 1947 - Apr 12, 2013)

Judith L. Rae, 65, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Friday (April 12, 2013) at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

The daughter of Kenneth Laverne and Moretha Faye (Hunsaker) Whittom, she was born December 26, 1947 in Kirksville, Missouri. On June 11, 1965 in Kirksville, Missouri, Judi was united in marriage to James Rae.

Judi is survived by her husband James; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Shain and Emily Rae of Sunny Isles, FL; Tyson and ...

Maude "Marie" (Pinnell) Ranz

(Oct 28, 1923 - May 27, 2017)

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Maude "Marie" (Pinnell) Ranz, 93, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Kirksville Manor Care.

The daughter of the late Joseph Arthur and Ada (Godat) Pinnell, she was born October 28, 1923 in Granite City, Illinois. In 1974 in St. Ann, Missouri, Marie was untied in marriage to Jack Ranz who preceded her in death in 1990. She was also preceded in death by two sisters.

Marie is survived by one son ...

Orlan Eugene Ray

(Apr 17, 1935 - Mar 08, 2014)

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Orlan Eugene Ray, 78, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday (March 8, 2014) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

The son of Hallie Woodrow and Margaret Ruth (Jackson) Ray, he was born April 17, 1935 in Green Castle, Missouri. On August 5, 1958 in Green Castle, Missouri, Orlan was united in marriage to Iona Jane Rowland.

Orlan is survived by his wife Jane of fifty-five years; one son and daughter-in-law, James and Valerie ...

Marjorie M. (Novinger) Redmon

(Dec 22, 1920 - Oct 19, 2015)

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Marjorie M. (Novinger) Redmon, 94, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Monday (October 19, 2015) at Kirksville Manor Care Center.

The daughter of Martin and Vivian (Tracy) Novinger, she was born on December 22, 1920 in Kirksville, Missouri. On July 13, 1941 in Kirksville, Missouri, Marjorie was united in marriage to Noble R.L. Redmon who preceded her in death on June 9, 2014.

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

Noble R.L. Redmon

(Nov 11, 1919 - Jun 09, 2014)

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Noble R.L. Redmon, 94, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Monday (June 9, 2014) at Kirksville Manor Care Center.

The son of Leroy and Anna (DeeHerr) Redmon, he was born in Macon County, Missouri, on November 11, 1919. On July 13, 1941 in Kirksville, Missouri, R.L. was united in marriage to Marjorie M. Novinger and to this union one son was born.

R.L. is survived by his wife, Marjorie of seventy-three years; his ...

Vena "Evelyn" (Clay) Redmon

(Oct 03, 1926 - Jun 18, 2014)

Vena “Evelyn” (Clay) Redmon, 87, of Lancaster, Missouri, passed away Wednesday (June 18, 2014) at her home.

The daughter of George and Myrtle (Mahoney) Clay, Evelyn was born October 3, 1926 near Sidney, Missouri. On May 21, 1949 in Dubuque, Iowa, she was united in marriage to James Kenneth Redmon, who preceded her in death on February 12, 1996.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, one son William Joseph (in infancy), one ...

Terry Alan Reed

(Mar 04, 1957 - Apr 22, 2012)

Terry Alan Reed, 55, of Kirksville, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2012, at his home in Kirksville.

Born March 4, 1957, in Kirksville, Missouri, Terry was the son of Marvin and Janet (Laske) Reed. Terry was united in marriage to Shelley Colleen Newman on April 1, 1978 in Kirksville.

Terry is survived by his wife, Shelley of 34 years; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tiffany and Michael Athon and Tabitha and Jonathan Cleaver all of Kirksville ...

Thomas Schrock Reed

(Mar 24, 1930 - Jul 19, 2017)

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Thomas Schrock Reed, 87, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle passed away on July 19, 2017 in Bloomington, Indiana, in the comforting presence of his family.
Mr. Reed was born in Hammond, Indiana to Harold Brown Reed and Mary V. (Schrock) Reed on March 24, 1930. He graduated from Hammond High School in Hammond, Indiana, going on to receive a Certificate in Piano Tuning and Restoration, and ultimately earning a Master’s degree in ...

Mona "Maxine" (Scott) Reese

(Apr 18, 1926 - Oct 23, 2015)

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Mona "Maxine" (Scott) Reese, 89, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Friday, October 23, 2015, surrounded by her family, at Northeast Regional Medical Center.

The daughter of Jasper W. and Sylvia Z. (Lay) Scott, she was born April 18, 1926 in Kirksville, Missouri. Maxine was united in marriage to Kermitt Reese on December 23, 1945 in Novinger, Missouri.

Maxine is survived by two daughters; Vicki Darr (husband Joe) of Basehor, Kansas and Robin Miller (husband Curt ...

Barbara "Jolene" (McClanahan) Reesman

(Sep 28, 1930 - Oct 03, 2018)

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Barbara "Jolene" (McClanahan) Reesman, 88, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

Born September 28, 1930 in Millard, Missouri, Jolene was the daughter of the late Melvin F. and Irma (Brown) McClanahan. On July 24, 1949 in Kirksville, Missouri, Jolene was united in marriage to Frank Reesman who preceded her in death on December 14, 2011. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Jean ...

Frank Arthur Reesman

(Oct 11, 1927 - Dec 14, 2011)

Frank Arthur Reesman, 84, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday (December 14, 2011) at his home.

The son of Lane Spangler and Bessie Mae (Barnhart) Reesman, he was born October 11, 1927 in Kirksville, Missouri. On July 24, 1949 in Kirksville, Missouri, Frank was united in marriage to Barbara Jolene McClanahan.

Frank is survived by his wife Jolene of sixty-two years; one son, Jerry Dale Reesman of Kirksville, MO; four grandchildren Traci Clark and ...

Joy Dawn (McKim) Reesman

(Sep 05, 1966 - Jan 08, 2015)

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Joy Dawn (McKim) Reesman was born September 5, 1966 and departed this life on January 8, 2015 from a short illness.

Joy was born the sixth child of Ronald and Rosetta (Carman) McKim. She is survived by two brothers, Steven McKim and wife Lorrie and Tom McKim and wife Davena; three sisters, Ronna Magruder and husband Raymond, Joni Wilson and husband Tad, and Janie Hurley; one daughter, Erica Speiser and husband Dylan, and the pride ...

Olive Ruth (Soule) Reiser

(Jul 06, 1927 - Jan 01, 2019)

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Olive Ruth (Soule) Reiser, 91, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri after a brief illness.

Born July 6, 1927 in Winfield, Kansas, Olive was the daughter of the late Frank and Lila Grace (Palmer) Soule. On September 3, 1950 in Winfield, Kansas, Olive was united in marriage to Billie Wayne Reiser who preceded her in death on July 1, 2007. She was also preceded in ...

Richard Amos "Dick" Reno

(Jan 08, 1952 - Jun 26, 2016)

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Richard Amos "Dick" Reno, 64, of Wentzville, Missouri, passed away Sunday (June 26, 2016) at St. Joseph Hospital in Lake Saint Louis, Missouri.

The son of Clarence Harold and Bessie Louise (Sparks) Reno, he was born January 8, 1952 in Quincy, Illinios. On March 25, 1972 in Queen City, Missouri, Dick was united in marriage to Glenda Sue Long.

Dick is survived by his wife Sue; two sons, Scott Reno and wife Christina of O'Fallon ...

Velma Eileen (Collins) Reynolds

(Jul 04, 1923 - Aug 22, 2017)

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Velma Eileen (Collins) Reynolds, 94, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Kirksville Manor Care Center.

The daughter of Luther F. and Minnie Mable (Culler) Collins, Velma was born July 4, 1923 in Novinger, Missouri. On June 3, 1946 in Atchison, Kansas, Velma was united in marriage to Duane Reynolds who preceded her in death on April 28, 1956. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son Randy Reynolds ...

Kevin Lee Rhodes, D.O.

(Feb 23, 1973 - Jun 18, 2018)

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Dr. Kevin Lee Rhodes, a modern-day Renaissance man gifted in the sciences and the arts, died Monday at his home in Kirksville, Mo. He was 45.

Dr. Rhodes devoted his life to others. Through his profession as a doctor with the Northeast Regional Medical Group in Kirksville, as well as in the musical, artistic and theatrical talents shared generously with family, friends and the community, Dr. Rhodes celebrated life on every plane.

A devotee of ...

Eugene Pressly Richardson

(Aug 06, 1916 - Jul 25, 2015)

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Eugene Pressly Richardson, 98, of Marceline, Missouri, formerly of Kirksville, passed away Saturday, (July 25, 2015) at the Pioneer Skilled Nursing Center in Marceline.

Eugene was born August 6, 1916 in Putnam County near Worthington, MO, the fifth of seven sons and three daughters born to William B. and Phoebe E. (Sparks) Richardson. On May 20, 1939 in Kirksville, Missouri, Eugene was united in marriage to Mabel Ialene Hatfield who preceded him in death on ...

James Henry "Jim" Riddle

(Dec 12, 1954 - Oct 20, 2014)

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James Henry “Jim” Riddle, 59, of Novinger, Missouri, passed away Monday, October 20, 2014, at his home under Hospice care.

Jim was born December 12, 1954 in Fort Smith, Arkansas the son of Bill James and Freda Jewel (Black) Riddle. On February 12, 1977, at Pure Air Baptist Church, Jim was united in marriage to Susan Wilson.

Jim is survived by his wife Susan of thirty-seven years; one daughter and son-in-law, Rachel and Scott Abercrombie ...

Alice May (Loe) Roberts

(Aug 16, 1931 - Aug 18, 2014)

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Alice May (Loe) Roberts, 83, of Yarrow, Missouri, passed away Monday (August 18, 2014) at the LaPlata Nursing Home in LaPlata, Missouri.

The daughter of Albert and Hadia (Sunderland) Loe, she was born August 16, 1931 at her parent’s home near Yarrow.

Alice grew up on the family farm southwest of Yarrow, attended grade school at Mount Zion School near Yarrow, and graduated from Kirksville Senior High School in 1949. She then obtained her ...

Clarence James Roberts

(Sep 29, 1932 - May 28, 2015)

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Clarence James Roberts, 82, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Thursday (May 28, 2015) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

The son of Edwin and Della (Dear) Roberts, he was born September 29, 1932 in Kirksville. James was united in marriage on April 13, 1952 in Amarillo, Texas, to Patsy Bull, who survives.

Also surviving is one son, Jay Roberts of Perry, Oklahoma; five daughters, Patty Carr of Kirksville, Dee Porter of Warsaw, Illinois, Jan ...

Gary Reuel Roberts

(Aug 19, 1937 - Jun 01, 2018)

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Gary Reuel Roberts, 80, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Friday, June 1, 2018 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

Born August 19, 1937 in Kirksville, Missouri, Gary was the son of the late Reuel Weaver and Delia Naomi (Scott) Roberts. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Naomi Roberts.

Gary is survived by one son, Jeffrey Clyde Roberts of San Antonio, TX, IL; one daughter, Cheryl Ann Eagen of Bartlesville, OK; one ...

Roy Lee Roberts

(Dec 19, 1928 - Jun 30, 2013)

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Roy Lee Roberts, 84, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Sunday (June 30, 2013) at Kirksville Manor Care Center in Kirksville.

The son of Ernest and Goldie (Goodwin) Roberts, he was born December 19, 1928 in Kirksville, Missouri.

Roy is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Roger Roberts and fiancée Tina of Novinger, MO and Stephen Lee and Norma Roberts of Olathe, KS; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Janet Roberts of Tucson, AZ, Tracey and ...

Patsy Elinore (Bull) Roberts

(Jan 14, 1933 - Sep 17, 2015)

Patsy Elinore (Bull) Roberts 82 of Kirksville, MO entered Heaven's gates on September 17, 2015 at the Kirsville Regional Medical Center.

She was the daughter of Emil and Thelma (Long) Bull, born January 14, 1933 in Amarillo, Texas, where she was also united in marriage to Jimmy Roberts on April 13, 1952. To this union eight children were born.

She is survived by six, Patty Carr of Kirksville, Dee Porter and husband Chuck of Warsaw ...

Edward Ray Robeson

(Nov 02, 1931 - May 13, 2012)

Edward Ray Robeson, 80, of Queen City, Missouri, passed away Sunday (May 13, 2012) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

The son of Harold Dean and Mable Alice (Prim) Robeson, he was born November 2, 1931 in LaBelle, Missouri. On March 9, 1952 in Kirksville, Missouri, Edward was united in marriage to Ellen Mae Howes.

Edward is survived by his wife Ellen of sixty years; two daughters, Mary Ellen Middleton and husband Charlie of ...

Ellen Mae (Howes) Robeson

(Dec 06, 1929 - Feb 11, 2019)

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Ellen Mae (Howes) Robeson, 89, of Queen City, Missouri, passed away Monday, February 11, 2019 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, MO.

Born December 6, 1929 in Kirksville, Missouri, Ellen was the daughter of the late Floyd Grant and Flossie Marie (Heaton) Howes. On March 9, 1952 in Kirksville, Missouri, Ellen was united in marriage to Edward Ray Robeson who preceded her in death on May 13, 2012 after sixty years of marriage. She was ...

Virgil Rock

(Dec 22, 1916 - Nov 22, 2014)

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Virgil Rock, 97, of Novinger, Missouri, passed away Saturday (November 22, 2014) at Kirksville Manor Care Center.

The son of Joe and Jennie (Ronchetto) Rock, he was born December 22, 1916 in Novinger, Missouri.

Virgil is survived by one nephew, Fred Rock of Webster Grove, MO; one niece, Jeanette Pope and husband Bill of Palmyra, MO; five great nieces and three great nephews, Cheryl Hawkins and husband Tom and Shonda Woods all of Kirksville, MO ...

Susan Lynnae (Kelsey) Rogers

(Oct 16, 1958 - Nov 08, 2018)

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Susan Lynnae (Kelsey) Rogers, 60, of Green City, Missouri, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018 at her home.

Born October 16, 1958 in Kirksville, Missouri, Susan was the daughter of the late Erwin Leroy and Helen Yvonnae (Sizemore) Kelsey. On February 8, 1975 in Kirksville, Missouri, Susan was united in marriage to Ray Rogers who survives.

Susan is also survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Georgia Yvonnae and Ryan Barnes of Green City, MO, and ...

Dorothy Mae Rogers

(Jan 16, 1925 - Aug 23, 2011)

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Dorothy Mae Rogers, 86, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday (August 23, 2011) at Kirksville Manor Care Center.

The daughter of Aurther Guy and Orpha Elizabeth (Figge) Sweikert, she was born January 16, 1925 in Cardy, Missouri. On June 18, 1949, Dorothy was united in marriage to Hilles Deon Rogers who preceded her in death on September 22, 1990.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, John and Roy Sweikert and ...

Mary Louise Rogers

(Mar 18, 1958 - May 16, 2018)

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Mary Louise Rogers, 60, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

The daughter of the late Ray Ezra and Clara Ann (Stewart) Rogers, Mary was born March 18, 1958 in Kirksville, Missouri. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Leon Rogers in infancy and three sisters, Katherine Williams, Martha Parrish, and Rayma Rogers.

Mary is survived by four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Larry and Lenora Rogers of Kirksville, MO, Gary Rogers ...

Norman Deon Rogers

(Apr 16, 1950 - Jan 31, 2017)

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Norman Deon Rogers, 66, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at the LaPlata Nursing Home in LaPlata, MO.

The son of the late Hilles Deon and Dorothy Mae (Sweikert) Rogers, he was born April 16, 1950 in Kirksville, Missouri.

Norman is survived by one sister, Pamela Dethloff of Oletha, KS; one niece, Leah Dethloff of Lee's Summit, MO, and one nephew, Joshua Dethloff of Independence, MO.

A memorial service will be held ...

Benny Herman Rose

(Jul 16, 1942 - Dec 28, 2018)

Benny Herman Rose, 76, of Corpus Christi, Texas, passed away Friday, December 28, 2018 at Angel Bright Hospice in Corpus Christi.

Benny, the son of Herman Levi and Opal Irene Rose, was born in Kirksville, MO and graduated from Kirksville Senior High School in 1960. He earned BS degrees in physics and education from Northeast Missouri State Teachers College in 1965. He also earned MS and PhD degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1967 ...

Gertrude Alice (Bell) Rouse

(Jul 27, 1917 - Jul 28, 2017)

Gertrude Rouse of Novinger, Missouri went to her heavenly home on her 100th birthday (July 27, 2017). She was born in Connelsville, Missouri on July 27, 1917. On September 2, 1934, she married Ivan E. Rouse, who preceded her in death on October 8, 1992.

Also preceding her were her daughter, Ina Childers; her parents, Bert and Ethel Bell; brothers Albert (in childhood), Mack, Harry, Robert and Charles Bell; granddaughter Kathy Grgurich; great granddaughter Cheyenne ...

Myrtle Alta (Roberts) Rouse

(Mar 04, 1931 - Mar 20, 2014)

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Myrtle Alta (Roberts) Rouse, 83, of Glenwood, Missouri, passed away Thursday—March 20, 2014.

The daughter of Harry Silvereenus and Mary Jane (Sizemore) Roberts, Myrtle was born in near Novinger, MO, on March 4, 1931. On January 10, 1948, she married Orville L. Rouse, who preceded her in death.

Myrtle was also preceded in death by her parents; two grandchildren, Carrie Rouse and Chad McElderry; three brothers: Noble, Gene and Frances; three sisters: Goldie Rouse ...

Phyllis Juanita (Barnhart) Rouse

(Apr 20, 1936 - Jun 30, 2014)

Phyllis Juanita (Barnhart) Rouse, 78, of Green Castle, Missouri, passed away Monday (June 30, 2014) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

The daughter of Pearly Stewart and Twila Francis (Cornelson) Barnhart, she was born April 20, 1936 in Livonia, Missouri. In 1953, Phyllis was united in marriage to Charles Rouse.

Phyllis is survived by her husband Charles of sixty years; one son Davin Lee Rouse of Green City, MO; two daughters, Sandra Sue Dixon ...

Margaret Irene Royster

(Feb 14, 1923 - Jul 06, 2011)

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Margaret Irene Royster, 88, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday (July 6, 2011) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

The daughter of John H. and Amie (Harris) Eitel, she was born February 14, 1923 in Adair County, Missouri. Margaret was united in marriage to Chuck Royster who preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Robert, Raymond and Leonard Eitel, and one sister, Loraine.

Margaret is survived ...

Connie Lou Ruggles

(Nov 20, 1950 - Aug 23, 2011)

Connie Lou Ruggles, 60, of Novinger, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday (August 23, 2011) at her home.

The daughter of Edwin Eugene and Margie Marie (Davis) Salsberry, she was born November 20, 1950 in Novinger, Missouri. In 1965, Connie was united in marriage to Gary Lee Parrish and to this union four children were born.

Connie is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Leroy and Karen Parrish of Greentop, MO, Tim and Cindy Parrish ...

Elmer Eugene Ruggles

(Jan 05, 1940 - May 29, 2015)

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Elmer Eugene Ruggles, 75, of Novinger, Missouri, passed away Friday (May 29, 2015) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri.

The son of Everett and Maude (Hurley) Ruggles, he was born January 5, 1940 in Worthington, Missouri. Elmer was united in marriage on June 30, 1958 in Kirksville to Ruby Jean Rouse, who survives.

Also surviving is one son, Rusty Ruggles and wife Angie of Kirksville; three daughters, Rhonda Jenkins and husband Bill of ...

Rusty Eugene Ruggles

(Mar 27, 1959 - Sep 06, 2016)

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Rusty Eugene Ruggles, of Kirksville, Missouri, went out in true Ruggles' fashion at home on September 6, 2016, at the age of 57. He was born March 27, 1959 in Kirksville, Missouri to Elmer and Ruby (Rouse) Ruggles.

Rusty was united in marriage to the love of his life, Angie Fuller, on September 14, 2002. They quickly combined their families. Rusty believed he gained three sons that day, as well as Angie gaining three daughters ...

Douglas Gale Rummerfield

(Sep 06, 1937 - Feb 14, 2019)

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Douglas Gale Rummerfield, 82, of Kirksville, MO passed away at his son’s home in Centerton, AR on Thursday Morning, February 14, 2019.
He was born in Kirksville, MO September 6, 1937 the son of Cleetis Gale and Hazel May (Mason) Rummerfield. On July 5, 1975 in Kirksville, MO, Douglas was united in marriage to Vickie Marie Glaspie.
Douglas is survived by his wife Vickie of 43 years; 4 sons and daughter-in-laws, David and Leota ...

Victor Lee Runnels

(Oct 25, 1946 - Feb 04, 2017)

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Victor Lee Runnels, 70, of Edina, Missouri, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017 at his home.

The son of Alvin Lester and Florence Euretha (Hays) Runnels, he was born October 25, 1946 in Kirksville, MO.

Victor is survived by two sons, Chad Runnels of Edina, MO, and Victor Runnels of AR; one daughter, Sonya Runnels of Edina, MO; three step-children, Donovan Radmanish of Kirksville, MO, Cyrus Radmanish of Edina, MO, and Ryan Clayborn of Edina ...

Robert Lee "Bob" Russell

(Sep 11, 1940 - Mar 04, 2018)

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Robert Lee Russell, 77 passed away March 4th, 2018 at Overland Park Regional Hospital, the result of complications from pneumonia.
The son of Clifford Wayne and Elizabeth Pearl (Salisbury) Russell, Robert was born September 11, 1940 in Kirksville, Missouri. A graduate of Kirksville High School, “Bobby” loved sports, excelling in baseball earning a pitching position with minor league franchise the Burlington Bee’s. Along with his father, Bobby founded the Kirksville Golden Eagles of the ...

Willia June (Peek) Russell

(Nov 13, 1942 - Oct 02, 2016)

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Willia June (Peek) Russell, 73, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Sunday (October 2, 2016) at Macon Health Care Center in Macon.

The daughter of Ransley Raymond and Edith Juanita (Mathes) Peek, she was born November 13, 1942 in Kirksville, Missouri. In 1961 Willia June married Burl Bowen and to this union four children were born. On September 12, 2009 in Kirksville, Missouri, Willia June married Robert "Bob" Russell.

Willia June is survived by her husband ...