Category Archives: OBITUARIES

LETA BELLE NORTON EWING (1/25/1926 -5/20/2017)

Written on May 23, 2017 at 10:19 am, by

Leta Belle Norton Ewing age 91, of Rutledge, Missouri, passed away at Kirksville Manor Care on May 20, 2017, with her family by her side.  She was a lifelong resident of the Rutledge area and enjoyed living in her home until failing health required her to move to the nursing home in July, 2015. Zella […]

JOE WHEELER (12/18/1940 – 5/13/2017)

Written on May 23, 2017 at 10:09 am, by

Joe Wheeler, 76, of Memphis, Missouri passed away Saturday morning, May 13, 2017, at the Scotland County Hospital in Memphis surrounded by his family. The son of Ray and Bertha Aldridge Wheeler, he was born at home on December 18, 1940 on the family farm in Schuyler County, Missouri, He grew up in Schuyler County, […]

DEE LOIS (BYRN) MCCUNE (6/15/1926 – 5/4/2017)

Written on May 9, 2017 at 2:54 pm, by

Dee Lois (Byrn) McCune, 90 of Kirksville, Missouri passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri. The daughter of Dennis Alfred and Nancy Myria (Smock) Byrn, Dee Lois was born in Wilmathsville, Missouri.  She was a graduate of the Downing High School in Downing, Missouri.  On November […]

SHIRLIE BIGGS (10/4/1931 – 5/3/2017)

Written on May 9, 2017 at 10:34 am, by

Shirlie Biggs 85 of Platte City, MO passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Shirlie was born October 4, 1931 in Memphis, MO to Morris Ashley and Roxibelle (Kaser) Walker.  She was a 1949 graduate of the Memphis High School. Shirlie married Joedd Biggs on July 14, 1950 in Memphis. She lived in Monticello, MO before moving […]

DORIS MARIE KLATASKE (6/26/1931 – 4/25/2017)

Written on May 2, 2017 at 9:17 am, by

Doris Marie Klataske, age 85, of Baring, MO, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, MO.  She was born June 26, 1931, in Glenwood, MO, the daughter of Harry and Sylvia May Mullins Reynolds. She was united in marriage to Joseph Leonard Klataske on March 5, 1957, and he […]

MIRAN WAYNE MCAULEY (5/5/1948 – 4/22/2017)

Written on May 2, 2017 at 9:12 am, by

Miran Wayne McAuley, a nine year heart recipient, of rural Greentop, Missouri passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Miran was 68 years old. The son of James Edwin and Martha (Wheeler) McAuley, he was born in Wenatchee, Washington on May 5, 1948.  When he was […]

NANCY JUNE BARNES (9/13/1942 – 4/24/2017)

Written on April 26, 2017 at 10:50 am, by

Nancy June Barnes, age 74, of Edina, MO, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017, in Edina, MO.  She was born September 13, 1942 in Peoria, IL the daughter of Perry Riley and Zerita Faye Wright Meeks. She was united in marriage to Gerald James Barnes on April 10, 1960, in Edina, MO, and he preceded […]

JAMES “JIM” RICHARD DALTON (3/12/1968 – 4/22/2017)

Written on April 25, 2017 at 2:05 pm, by

James “Jim” Richard Dalton, 49, of Memphis, Missouri, passed away, suddenly, on April 22, 2017, at the home of his parents in rural Scotland County. James was born on March 12, 1968, at Kirksville, Missouri, to William and Bonnie (Bulen) Dalton. He graduated from Scotland County R-1 High School in 1986.  Shortly after graduation he […]

ROBERTA FAYE “COOKIE” (BUFORD) SMALL (9/11/1935 – 4/20/2017)

Written on April 25, 2017 at 1:12 pm, by

Roberta Faye “Cookie” (Buford) Small, 81, of Memphis died Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. She was born near Downing on September 11, 1935 to Roy Russell and Margaret Kathleen Blessing Buford.  She lost her mother at the age of two months and was raised by her aunt, Cleo Zaerr, until she […]


Written on April 25, 2017 at 10:27 am, by

Bernadine (nee Garrison) Gravot, age 98, passed away in St Louis, MO on Sunday, March 26, 2017. She was the loving mother to Rudolph AL (Jeanne) Diamond; grandmother to Barbara (Dave) Bentrup, Vincent (Lori) Diamond and Yolanda (Wouter) vanKempen; loving great-grandmother of Michael, Vincent, Nicole, Ella, and Claire; great-great-grandmother to six. She was a dear […]