Category Archives: OBITUARIES

DENISE LEEANN SMITH (2/27/1957 – 11/9/2017)

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Denise LeeAnn Smith, 60, of Macon, MO, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017, at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, MO. Denise was born on February 27, 1957, in Kirksville, MO, the daughter of Charles Wesley and Betty Jean (Jones) Smith.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, where […]

WILMA (GROSECLOSE) RECTOR (1/18/1918 – 11/10/2017)

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Wilma (Groseclose) Rector, 99 of Springfield, Missouri passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017 at The Fremont Senior Living in Springfield, Missouri. Wilma was born at her parents’ home in Downing, Missouri to Joseph Lee and Isabelle Margaret (Ballanger) Groseclose on January 18, 1918.  A lifelong teacher, Wilma graduated from the Kirksville Missouri State Teacher’s […]

GLEN L. MILLER (2/2/1953 – 11/10/2017)

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Glen L. Miller, age 64, passed away Friday, November 10, 2017 at his home in Memphis, MO. Glen was born on February 2, 1953 in Keokuk, IA, the fourth child of Harry and Rose (Ekle) Miller. His love of farming began at a young age growing up on several family farms as his parents moved […]

GLADA MAUDE SHULTZ (12/27/1938 – 11/8/2017)

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Glada Maude Shultz age 78, of Rutledge, MO, passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2017, in Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, MO. She was born December 27, 1938, on a farm near Memphis, MO, the daughter of Elmer and Virginia (Beckert) Smith. She started school at Union rural school where she attended several years.  Her […]

RHODA JANE PERRY (7/31/1949- 11/12/2017)

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Rhoda Jane Perry, 68, died Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. She was born July 31, 1949 in Kirksville, the daughter of Vinol Cleone and Carol Jean (Cook) Lawson. Jane was a graduate of Memphis High School and graduated Kirksville College of Cosmetology in 1969.  She liked to quilt, play cards […]

RICKIE D. COLE (10/18/1957 – 10/26/2017)

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Rickie D. Cole, 60, of Keosauqua, IA passed away on October 26, 2017 at his home. He was born on October 18, 1957 in Keosauqua, Iowa to Jimmy D. and Elaine Cole. He graduated from Harmony High School in 1976. Rickie spent his career as a laborer/production worker. He was a longtime member of the […]

MARIETA LOUISE GARRISON (1/23/1935 – 10/22/2017)

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Marieta Louise Garrison, 82, of Queen City, formerly of Memphis, died Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville. She was born the daughter of Charles Russell and Velma Gertrude (McVeigh) Rhodes on January 23, 1935 in Keokuk, Iowa. Marieta married Roy Lee Garrison on December 5, 1953.   He preceded her in […]

RONALD E. WEATHERLY (12/12/1949 – 10/23/2017)

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Ronald E. Weatherly, 67 of LaBelle, Missouri passed away Monday, October 23, 2017 at his home in LaBelle. The son of James and Marie Shepard Weatherly, he was born December 12, 1949 at Marshalltown, Iowa. Ronald attended the Heartland Community Church.  He worked as a truck mechanic for over 30 years and drove a semi-truck […]

GWENDOLYN FAYE LAUDWIG (10/5/1941 – 10/23/2017)

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Gwendolyn Faye Laudwig, age 76, and her husband Wayne, both of Greentop, MO, passed away October 23, 2017 in an automobile accident in Kirksville, MO. Gwen was born October 5, 1941, in Kirksville, MO, the daughter of Robert Lincoln and Margaret Ireta Balfour Adams.  She married Gary Ludwick and to this union two children were […]

WILLIAM WESLEY RICHARDSON (9/20/1940 – 10/16/2017)

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William Wesley Richardson, 77, of Arbela, Missouri, died at his home on Monday, October 16, 2017. Bill was born September 20, 1940, in St. Clair County, Missouri, to Charles Walter and Cloe Francis (Ball) Richardson. At the age of seventeen, he joined the U.S. Navy at Kansas City, Missouri.  Following discharge from the Navy, he […]