Category Archives: OBITUARIES

ALICE VIRGINIA COWELL (9/26/1922 -12/26/2016)

Written on January 10, 2017 at 9:02 am, by

Alice Virginia Cowell, 94, of Memphis, MO, passed away peacefully Monday, December 26, 2016, at Scotland County Care Center in Memphis, Missouri. Alice was born September 26, 1922, in Memphis, Missouri, to Milo and Frances (Hudnall) Franklin. Alice graduated from Memphis High School and furthered her education by completing two years of business school. After […]

KAREN ANN SHEPARD (12/26/2016)

Written on January 10, 2017 at 8:59 am, by

Karen Ann Shepard, 73, of Kirksville, MO passed away on the morning of December 26, 2016, as a result of a short-term illness. The daughter of Robert and Jean (Hyde) Lancaster, she was born and raised in Memphis MO, graduating from Memphis High School with the class of 1961. Karen then attended Northeast Missouri State […]

EDITH FAYE CRAWFORD-GORDON (10/13/1920 – 12/28/2016)

Written on January 10, 2017 at 8:52 am, by

Edith Faye Crawford-Gordon, 96, of Huntley, Illinois, died Wednesday evening, December 28, 2016, at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Illinois. Edith was born in rural Downing, Missouri, on October 13, 1920 to Elbert Hamilton and Nora Alice (Smith) Crawford.  She graduated from Downing High School and attended college for one year. Edith was united in […]

JOSEPHINE EDITH EBERT-HOLTON (9/5/1922 – 12/31/2016)

Written on January 10, 2017 at 8:51 am, by

Josephine Edith Ebert-Holton passed away in the evening of December 31st, 2016, surrounded by her loved ones in rural Downing, Missouri. Jo was born September 5th, 1922, to Fred Otto Bollin and Edith Trouper in Friendship, Wisconsin. She had six brothers and one sister and the family moved several times in her youth before settling […]

TANYA HELENE CHOWNING (8/29/1951 – 12/19/2016)

Written on December 29, 2016 at 12:35 pm, by

Tanya Helene Chowning, 65, of Memphis, Missouri went to heaven on Monday, December 19, 2016 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri after a three year battle with lung cancer. Tanya was born August 29, 1951 in Denison, Iowa to Harold Dale and Beverly Jean (Habenicht) Gore.  As a young child she grew up with her […]

ROLLAND ANDREWS (3/22/1925 – 12/20/2016)

Written on December 27, 2016 at 4:57 pm, by

Rolland Andrews, 91, of Milton, IA passed away December 20, 2016 at the Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. Rolland was born March 22, 1925 to Ray Burnside and Josie Pearl (Franklin) Andrews in Flemington, MO. He was one of nine children. Rolland received his early education at the Flemington elementary school and the Sunnyslope country […]

WAYNE M. MATHES (11/6/1934) – 11/13/2016)

Written on December 27, 2016 at 1:33 pm, by

Wayne M. Mathes of Lamar, CO was born November 6, 1934 at rural Memphis, MO to Okla Lee and Bessie (Walker) Mathes and passed away November 13, 2016 at Prowers Medical Center in Lamar, CO at the age of 82. He is proceeded in death by his parents; his siblings, Henry, Harold, Raymond, and Dale […]

STEVE ALAN BRADLEY (6/1/1952 – 12/17/2016)

Written on December 27, 2016 at 11:43 am, by

Steve Alan Bradley, 64 of Fredericktown, MO, formerly of Memphis, MO, passed away on December 17, 2016 at his home. Steve entered this world on June 1, 1952, the firstborn child of Derril Kent and Ina Faye (Blaine) Bradley. He grew up and attended school in Scotland County, graduating from Scotland County High School in […]

WILLIAM “BILL” JAMES WRIGHT (4/14/1943 – 12/15/2016)

Written on December 19, 2016 at 11:44 am, by

William (Bill) James Wright, 73 of Higginsville, Missouri formerly of Mayview, MO passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at home. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 17, 2016 at the Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, 306 S. 2nd St., Odessa, MO, 64076.  Visitation was held Saturday, December 17, 2016 at the funeral home. Memorials […]

JUDITH “JUDY” LITTLETON (8/12/1947 – 11/13/ 2016)

Written on December 13, 2016 at 8:50 am, by

Judy Littleton, 69, of Gorin, Missouri passed away Sunday evening, November 13, 2016, at the Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, Missouri. The daughter of Floyd and Marquette Harrington Wear she was born August 12, 1947 in Loraine, Illinois. She attended school in Mendon, Illinois. Judy worked at Grandview School, Grandview, Missouri as a janitor. She […]