Category Archives: OBITUARIES

ROBERT VERNON COX (5/17/1924 – 6/16/ 2018)

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Robert Vernon Cox, 94 of Lancaster, Missouri passed away at his home on Saturday June 16, 2018. The son of John Anderson and Myrtle Annis (Dent) Cox, he was born on May 17, 1924 in Corydon, Iowa.  He went to school in the Corydon area and lived around Corydon and Cambria, Iowa for most of […]

JOHN W. EGGLESTON (2/16/1948 – 6/15/2018)

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John W. “Johnny Bill” Eggleston, 70, of rural Memphis, Missouri passed away Friday morning, June 15, 2018, at his home in the Brock community. The son of Austin Evert and Mildred Lough Eggleston, he was born February 16, 1948 at Ottumwa, Iowa. He grew up on the family farm and attended the Scotland County R-1 […]

DEBRA L. MARTIN (7/23/1964 – 6/9/2018)

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Heaven opened and Debra Martin returned to God’s arms on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 8 p.m., passing away at South Hampton Nursing Home in Columbia, MO at 53 years of age from prolonged degeneration of the heart and lungs. Debra was born July 23, 1964 at Keosauqua, IA, the daughter of Charles Downing of […]

KENNETH LEE BEELER (10/30/1935 –  6/13/2018)

Written on June 19, 2018 at 5:09 pm, by

Kenneth Lee Beeler, 82 of Kirksville, Missouri, formerly of Lancaster, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. The son of Herbert Orville and Mary Pearl (Elschlager) Beeler, he was born on October 30, 1935 in rural Lancaster, Missouri.  On May 28, 1954, Kenny was united […]

CATHERINE RALPH (8/17/1934 – 6/17/2018)

Written on June 19, 2018 at 4:58 pm, by

Catherine Faye Ralph, 83, of Memphis died Sunday morning, June 17, 2018 at the Scotland County Care Center. She was born the daughter of Wayne and Edith May (Couch) Ralph on August 17, 1934 at the family home in Scotland County.   She lived on the family homestead until moving to the Scotland County Care Center […]

NANCY S. EAVES (9/15/1938 -6/14/2018)

Written on June 19, 2018 at 12:11 pm, by

Nancy S. Eaves, 79, passed away at her home in Memphis, MO at 11:10 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2018. She was born on September 15, 1938 in Macomb, IL, the daughter of Morris William “Bill” Hill and Jeannette Cobb Hill Bucher. She married Gerald Eaves. He survives. Nancy earned her practical nursing degree and worked […]

Memorial Services Monday for Bernice Forrester

Written on June 12, 2018 at 10:32 am, by

Memorial services for Bernice Helen (Vickrey) Forrester, 97, of Tucson, Arizona, formerly of Memphis, will be held at 11 a.m.  Monday, June 18, 2018, at the First Baptist Church in Memphis. Officiating the service will be Pastor Dan Hite. Inurnment will follow in the Memphis Cemetery. Bernice Forrester passed away in Tucson, Arizona on April […]

LESTER LEE MCELROY (1/21/1924 – 6/9/018)

Written on June 12, 2018 at 10:25 am, by

Lester Lee McElroy, 94 of rural Queen City, Missouri passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the Scotland County Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Missouri. The son of Ollie and Orma (Broadwell) McElroy, he was born on January 21, 1924 in Bible Grove, Missouri.  Lester was a high school graduate and attended Trade School in […]

RONALD ALEXANDER (3/3/1942 -5/31/2018)

Written on June 5, 2018 at 10:40 am, by

Ronald Alexander, 76, of Memphis, Missouri, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 31, 2018. Ron’s story (those who spent much time with him know he was full of them) began in Ashton, Missouri, on March 3, 1942, where he was born to Walter Sheron and Elizabeth Hanetta Gram Alexander. He attended […]

SHIRLEY LUCILLE ROEHRS (7/16/1934 – 10/19/2017) 

Written on June 5, 2018 at 10:38 am, by

Shirley Lucille McHenry Roehrs, 83, passed away October 19, 2017 in Littleton, Colorado of respiratory failure. She was born July 16, 1934 in Kirksville, Missouri and graduated Valedictorian at Schuyler County High School. She majored in English at the University of Missouri University in Columbia, Missouri, where she graduated cum laude. She was an excellent […]