Category Archives: OBITUARIES


Written on July 26, 2016 at 11:50 am, by

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Downing Cemetery, Downing, Missouri. Betty LeaRose Smith Mathes was born June 18, 1933.  She passed away on December 10, 2015 at age 82.  She was the daughter of the late Victor and Marvelle Power Smith.  Betty married the late Kenneth […]

WILLIAM “BILL” HOLLIS (3/9/1928 – 7/21/2016)

Written on July 26, 2016 at 11:40 am, by

William “Bill” Hollis, 88 of Washington, IL died at 11:36 pm Thursday, July 21, 2016 at OSF St Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. Born on March 9, 1928 in Bible Grove, MO, he married Amanda McGill Ellis on July 4, 1976. She survives. Also surviving are their children: Pam Keel of Cummings, GA, Mary […]

MERVIN M. HIGH (11/26/1945 – 7/19/2016)

Written on July 26, 2016 at 11:38 am, by

Mervin M. High, 70, of Cantril, Iowa, entered into rest July 19, 2016, at his home, following a brief illness. He was born November 26, 1945,  in South Lebanon Township, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, the son of Melvin and Verna (Musser) High. On August 6, 1966, Mervin married Martha B. Shirk.  They began dairy farming in Berks […]

PEARL GRUBB (12/8/1924 – 7/16/2016)

Written on July 26, 2016 at 10:20 am, by

Pearl Elizabeth Grubb, 91, of Memphis, MO, passed away July 16, 2016, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.  Pearl was born December 8, 1924, in Lockridge, IA, the daughter of Alvin and Ethel Duttweiler Stephenson. Pearl attended grade school and high school in Lockridge, IA, graduating with the class of 1942. On April 25, 1943, […]

Funeral Services For Pearl Grubb Set for Thursday

Written on July 19, 2016 at 7:15 pm, by

Funeral services for Pearl Grubb, 91 of rural Memphis will be at 1:30 P.M. Thursday, July 21, 2016, at the United Methodist Church in Memphis with Pastor Paul Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Memphis Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, July 20, 2016, from 12 to 8 p.m. at Payne’s with the family […]

PHYLLIS HILLYER (1/4/1940 – 7/1/2016)

Written on July 19, 2016 at 2:11 pm, by

Phyllis Hillyer, 76, of Oskaloosa, Iowa died Friday, July 1, 2016 at the Mahaska Health Partnership. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at the Friendship Cemetery in Crawford, Missouri. No visitation is planned. Memorial contributions may be made to the What Cheer United Methodist Church or to […]

LENA REBECCA MARTIN (3/22/1912 – 7/13/2016)

Written on July 19, 2016 at 10:59 am, by

Lena Rebecca Martin, 104, of Memphis died Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at her home. She was born the daughter of George and Lillie (Harbison) Snodgrass on March 22, 1912 in Scotland County, near Downing. Lena married Glen Franklin Martin on November 3, 1934.   He preceded her in death on December 6, 1979. The Martins lived […]

TIERRA “T” SUE-MESCHELLE STANSBERRY (8/11/1997– 6/13/2016)

Written on July 12, 2016 at 5:39 pm, by

Tierra “T” Sue-Meschelle Stansberry, 18, of Ottumwa, died June 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA as the result of a fire. She was born August 11, 1997 in Ottumwa to Christopher Gene and Kristina Jo Ward Stansberry. Having attended Eddyville High School, “T” was a very giving person who had a spunky personality and was […]

RUTH ALLENE DRUMMOND (5/26/1932 – 6/22/2016)

Written on July 5, 2016 at 5:12 pm, by

Ruth Allene Drummond, age 84, of Kirksville, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Northeast Regional Hospital in Kirksville. Ruth was the daughter of Olin H. Ferris and Edith (Bleything) Ferris.  She was born on May 26, 1932 in Scotland County, Missouri.  She attended high school in Memphis, MO.  Ruth married Harry Dale Drummond on […]

ROY MAURICE WATSON (12/18/1935 – 6/29/2016)

Written on July 5, 2016 at 4:55 pm, by

Roy Maurice Watson, 80, of Memphis, passed away at 3:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at the Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. The son of Raymond and Kathryn Whitehead Watson, he was born on December 18, 1935, in Fulton County, IL. He married Margaret Purvis May 24, 1953, that lasted for over 63 years at the […]