Category Archives: OBITUARIES

SELENA RUTH (ELSCHLAGER) BEELER (4/20/1922 – 4/22/2016)

Written on April 26, 2016 at 12:02 pm, by

Selena Ruth (Elschlager) Beeler, 94 of Queen City, Missouri, formerly of the Downing and Lancaster, Missouri area, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016 at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri. The daughter of Raymond John and Fayrol (Kight) Elschlager, she was born on April 20, 1922 in Downing, Missouri.  On March 1, […]

TOMMY R. BILLINGS (2/9/1951 – 4/21/2016)

Written on April 26, 2016 at 11:36 am, by

Tommy Ray Billings, 65, of Arbela died April 21, 2016 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born the son of Ross and Stella Margaret (Davis) Billings on February 9, 1951 in Kirksville, MO. He graduated from high school at Wyaconda C-1. Tommy married the former Linda Roberts on January 9, 1976 in […]

KENNETH GUY GARDINE (4/17/1924 – 4/24/2016)

Written on April 26, 2016 at 11:22 am, by

Kenneth Guy Gardine, 92, of Memphis, Missouri, died April 24, 2016, at the Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. He was born April 17, 1924, in Lancaster, Missouri, to Ernest Mikel and Iva Maude Derigo Gardine. Guy grew up in the Lancaster area and graduated from Lancaster High School.  He was inducted into the United States […]

HELEN E. CONE (5/25/1943 – 4/16/2016)

Written on April 19, 2016 at 12:41 pm, by

Helen Elaine Cone, 72, of Memphis died Saturday, April 16, 2016 at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City. She was born the daughter of Walter and Carmen (Petez) Tovar on May 25, 1943 in Johnstown, CO. Helen graduated from Loveland High School in 1962. She was an accomplished saxophone player and received […]

REV. ERNEST L.  DEATRICK (5/27/1923- 4/13/2016)

Written on April 19, 2016 at 12:20 pm, by

Rev. Ernest Lee Deatrick, 92, of Wyaconda, died Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at the Scotland County Care Center. He was born the son of John J. and Lena Mae (Hawkins) Deatrick on May 27, 1923 at home on Deatrick Hill, south of Wyaconda in Clark County.   He grew up in the Liberty Baptist Church and […]

ROXIE GERTRUDE CLAPP (8/12/1922 – 4/9/2016)

Written on April 12, 2016 at 2:16 pm, by

Roxie Gertrude Clapp, age 93, of Shelbina formerly of LaBelle, MO, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2016, in the Salt River Nursing Home in Shelbina, MO. She was born August 12, 1922, in Gorin, MO, the daughter of Raymond Grier and Gertrude Gladys Tull Hays.  She was united in marriage to Harold Austin Clapp on […]

OLIVE LOUISE BLACK (9/4/1918 – 3/12/2016)

Written on April 12, 2016 at 11:57 am, by

Olive Louise Black was born on September 4, 1918 and grew up on a farm near Ridgeway, MO, the youngest (by 10 years) of four children and the only girl. She said that she was an “oops” baby and was spoiled by her brothers. She rode her pony, Nemo, to elementary school, galloping over bridges […]

MARY KAYE MILES (5/16/1940 – 4/5/2016)

Written on April 12, 2016 at 11:45 am, by

Mary Kaye Miles passed away April 5, 2016 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL. She was born in the home of her grandparents Walter and Mary Kutzner May 16, 1940 in Gorin, MO. Mary Kaye was preceded in death by her grandparents, her parents Claude and Evon Howe, one daughter Cheryl Sipes, two granddaughters Jenean […]

CRYSTAL MARLENE (STEEPLES) SMITH (6/6/1962 – 4/3/2016)

Written on April 12, 2016 at 11:39 am, by

Crystal Marlene (Steeples) Smith, 53, of Gentry AR, passed away on April 3, 2016, at Landmark Hospital in Joplin, MO. The daughter of Audrie and Veda Darlene (Garrison) Steeples, she was born June 6, 1962, at Keosauqua, IA. She attended Granger School until the 8th grade and then graduated from Wyaconda High School in 1980. Crystal […]

CARL WILLIAM FARRIS (10/11/1941 – 4/4/2016)

Written on April 12, 2016 at 11:34 am, by

Carl William Farris, 74, of LaBelle, MO, formerly of Scotland and Schuyler counties, passed away April 4, 2016, in LaBelle Manor Care Center, surrounded by loved ones. Carl was born October 11, 1941, in Greensburg, MO, the son of Sterling Eugene and Eva Neese Farris. He married Mona Roselee Groseclose on October 7, 1961, who […]