Category Archives: OBITUARIES

JAMES EDWARD BEHR (1/25/1938 – 3/22/2017) 

Written on March 28, 2017 at 12:32 pm, by

James Edward Behr, 79 of Downing, Missouri passed away at the Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, Missouri on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The son of Paul John and Lillian Jeanette (Rother) Behr, he was born in Joliet, Illinois on January 25, 1938.  On May 15, 1993 at the Showme Lake in Memphis, Missouri, he was […]

JOHN RICHARD BARNES (2/3/1931 – 3/15/ 2017)

Written on March 21, 2017 at 1:17 pm, by

John Richard Barnes, 86, of Sarasota, Florida, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at Beneva Lakes Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Sarasota under hospice care. He was born February 3, 1931, in Blandinsville, Illinois, to S.J. and Evelyn (Mitchell) Barnes. Richard was united in marriage to Kathryn Ingram on December 22, 1951 in Downing, Missouri. She […]

ROBERT B. COX (1/21/1930 – 3/15/2017)

Written on March 21, 2017 at 1:07 pm, by

Robert B. Cox age 87 from Keosauqua, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Keosauqua Health Care Center. Robert will be cremated and a memorial service and burial will be at a later date. In-lieu of flowers a memorial has been established. Cards and memorials can be mailed to Sharon Cox, PO Box 8, Keosauqua, […]

DIXIE KAY PARRISH (7/8/1963 – 3/19/2017)

Written on March 21, 2017 at 12:16 pm, by

Dixie Kay Parrish, 53, of Gorin died Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Scotland County Hospital. Dixie was born July 8, 1963 in Kirksville, MO, a daughter of Eli “Buster” and Mildred (Morrison) Parrish. Dixie was an employee of Industrial Opportunities in Kahoka for over 30 years and enjoyed her special friendships there. She never knew […]

THELMA EARLENE JUDD LUDDEKE (4/25/1923 – 3/7/2017)

Written on March 14, 2017 at 2:52 pm, by

Thelma Earlene Judd Luddeke, 93, of Cuero, TX passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017. She was born April 25, 1923 in Coatesville, MO to the late James C. and Edna Veatch Judd. Earlene loved flowers, nature and music, and she enjoyed playing games, putting together puzzles and reading. She is survived by daughters, Debora Hess […]

DANA MARIE (SMOOT) VANMETER (12/3/1967 – 3/11/2017)

Written on March 14, 2017 at 2:42 pm, by

Dana Marie (Smoot) Vanmeter, 49, of Memphis died Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. She was born the daughter of Kenneth Dean Smoot and Connie (Evans) Smoot Bratton on December 3, 1967 in Kirksville. Dana married Jeffrey Vanmeter on May 11, 1996 in Warrensburg, MO. She graduated from Scotland County R-I where […]

EUGENE LEE CONE (6/17/1921 – 3/9/2017)

Written on March 14, 2017 at 12:19 pm, by

Eugene Lee Cone, 95, of Iowa City, Iowa and formerly of Milton, Iowa, passed away on March 9, 2017, at the Briarwood Health Care Center in Iowa City. He was born June 17, 1921, in rural Scotland County, Missouri, to Orin Lee and Ruby Viola (Barton) Cone. Eugene grew up on a farm in Scotland […]

VERNON LEE STICE (3/10/1942 – 3/10/2017)

Written on March 14, 2017 at 12:17 pm, by

Vernon Lee Stice, 75, of Carl Junction MO, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 10, 2017 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, MO. Vernon was born on March 10, 1942 in Downing MO to Otho Loral Stice and Vera Lewis Stice Smith. Vernon grew up in Downing and graduated from Downing High […]

ROBERT D. PAYNE (10/8/1924 – 2/14/2017)

Written on March 7, 2017 at 1:29 pm, by

Robert D.. Payne, 92, of Evergreen, CO, died in his sleep early on Valentine’s Day, 2017 in Golden, CO. He was born on October 8, 1924 in Memphis, MO to Jeanette B. and Philip D. Payne, who inspired his love of music, the outdoors and gardening. Graduating from Memphis High School in 1942, he attended […]

OPAL MARIE EMEL (3/3/1925 – 2/25/2017)

Written on February 28, 2017 at 6:40 pm, by

Opal Marie Emel, 91, of Memphis died February 25, 2017 at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. She was born March 3, 1925 in Scotland County, the daughter of Elmer Milton Wright and Addie Agnes (Roberts) Wright. Opal graduated from Bible Grove High School in 1942. Opal married Elton Jay Emel in Memphis on October 10, […]