Category Archives: OBITUARIES


Written on February 14, 2017 at 1:35 pm, by

Hazel Elaine Cunningham Bradley, 78, of Colorado Springs, CO passed away Monday morning, February 6, 2017, peacefully at Pikes Peak Hospice Unit in Colorado. The daughter of Fleet and Verlee Boyer Cunningham, she was born April 10, 1938 at Gorin, Missouri. Hazel attended the Narrow Grove School east of Gorin through her grade school years […]

FRANCIS DONALD “DON” PENCE (5/4/1930 – 2/9/2017)

Written on February 14, 2017 at 1:10 pm, by

Francis Donald “Don” Pence, 86, of Memphis, Missouri, passed away early Thursday morning, February 9, 2017, at his home west of Memphis. The son of Lee and Nova Tibbs Pence, he was born May 4, 1930, at Gorin, Missouri. Don attended the South Liberty and Gorin schools, graduating in 1949. After graduation, he began farming […]

BARBARA ANN (SMITH) CRUMP (1/6/1925 – 2/8/2017)

Written on February 14, 2017 at 9:24 am, by

Barbara Ann (Smith) Crump, 92 of Queen City, Missouri formerly of Lancaster, Missouri passed away at the Schuyler County Nursing Home in Queen City, Missouri on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. The adopted daughter of Mary L. Smith, she was born on January 6, 1925.  On December 16, 1943 in Glenwood, Missouri, she was united in […]

ZELDA MARIE KEITH (12/7/1932 – 1/18/2017)

Written on February 10, 2017 at 11:10 am, by

Zelda Marie Keith, 84, of Memphis, Missouri, died Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at the Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. She was born December 7, 1932, in Greentop, Missouri, to Marion Ernest and Bessie Mae (Brenizer) Fowler. Zelda grew up in the Greentop area; attended Greentop High School, graduating with the class of 1949.   Following graduation […]

CHARLES N. SHARPE, JR. (6/17/1927 – 2/1/2017)

Written on February 7, 2017 at 12:05 pm, by

Charles N. Sharpe, Jr., age 89, went home to be with the Lord on February 1, 2017 at 12:01 a.m.  Mr. Sharpe died at his residence in Bethel, Missouri.  Mr. Sharpe had suffered from declining health due to cardiac and renal issues. Mr. Sharpe held many titles throughout his life including Pastor, President and Founder […]

DAVID “MAX” WOODS (4/19/1933 – 2/4/2017)

Written on February 7, 2017 at 11:44 am, by

David “Max” Woods, age 83, of Fairfield passed away February 4, 2017 at Jefferson County Health Center. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Behner Funeral Home with Pastor Dianne Brokken and Pastor Calvin Helterbran officiating.  Military rites will follow the service.  Burial will be at Campground Cemetery near Memphis, MO. […]

CLAIRE LEGENE PADGETT (12/8/1929 – 1/27/2017)

Written on January 31, 2017 at 4:56 pm, by

Claire LeGene Padgett, 87, of Memphis died on January 27, 2017 at Scotland County Hospital with her children at her side. She was born on December 8, 1929 in Nacozari, Sonora, Mexico the daughter of Cleve Alexander and Virginia (Ragsdale) Stover.  Her earliest years were spent alternating between the mountains of Mexico, where her father […]

JEANNINE HOUGHTON (11/3/1953 – 1/27/2017)

Written on January 31, 2017 at 4:55 pm, by

Jeannine Houghton passed away peacefully, January 27, 2017 at the Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, IA and was cremated at the Des Moines Crematory.  She is survived by her son, Air Force Staff Sergeant Billie J. Houghton and wife Katy of Crestview, FL, a brother, Charles Houghton and Jeanie of Edina, MO, a sister, Mary […]

RAYMOND (RAY) HAROLD RODGERS (3/4/1932 – 1/26/2017)

Written on January 31, 2017 at 4:43 pm, by

Raymond Harold Rodgers (Ray) passed away on January 26, 2017 at Longmont United Hospital. Born March 4, 1932, he was a life-long Longmont, Colorado resident except for several years spent on a family farm in Scotland County, Missouri. His Aunt Dorothy and Uncles Junior and Mert owned and operated Rodgers Jewelry on the square in […]

RICHARD FRANK HOLTON (6/24/1940) – 1/6/2017)

Written on January 24, 2017 at 4:06 pm, by

Richard was born June 24, 1940 in LaHarpe, Illinois and passed away January 6, 2017 in Cookeville, TN. He graduated from Memphis High School with the class of 1958. Richard earned an undergraduate degree in chemistry from what is now Truman State University in Kirksville, MO and an MBA at Lake Forest Graduate School of […]