Area Obituaries

 JEFF HINDS

 JEFF HINDS 1958 – 2021  Jeffrey “Ernie” Hinds, 62, of Memphis, Missouri passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at the Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, Missouri with his family by his side. The son of Dan and Carolyn (Bull) Hinds, he was born November 19, 1958 at Kirksville, Missouri.  He was raised on the family…

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Dean Smoot Obituary

Kenneth Dean Smoot, 74, of Memphis died Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis following a battle with COVID-19. He was born the son of Robert Cly and Wilma Leona (Redding) Smoot on January 26, 1946 in Downing. Dean grew up in Downing with his three siblings.   He graduated from Downing…

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Robert Willet Obituary

Robert Dean Willet, 74, of Memphis died January 5, 2021 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. He was born the son of Harlan Hall and Lela Ruby (Staats) Willet on March 20, 1947 in Mediapolis, Iowa. Robert married Patricia Lena Whitlock on February 19, 1965 in Muscatine, Iowa.   She survives. Robert was a family man,…

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Kevin Rockhold Obituary

Kevin K. Rockhold, 59 passed away at his home in Troy, MO on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021.  Kevin was born July 3rd, 1961 the son of Virgil and LaWanda (Lichlyter) Rockhold in Keosauqua, IA. Kevin grew up on a farm in rural Gorin, MO, where he learned the value of hard work and the importance…

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Russell Allen Otte Obituary

Russell Allen Otte, age 72 of Edina, MO, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2020, in the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, MO. Russell was born January 2, 1948, in Marshalltown, IA, the son of Lawrence Earnest and Hazel Irene Coffin Otte.  On November 11, 1986, he was united in marriage to Donna L. Stoner-Kraus…

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Harvey Wharton Rhinesmith Obituary

Harvey Wharton Rhinesmith, 75 of Downing, Missouri passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at the Schuyler County Nursing Home in Queen City, Missouri. The son of Wharton and Bernice (Schiber) Rhinesmith, he was born in Grundy Center, Iowa on March 14, 1945.  He was a graduate of the Beaman Conrad High School in Beaman,…

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Charles Wiggins

Charles Edwin Wiggins, 30, died December 25, 2020 in Fulton, MO. He was born in Texas.  Charles was adopted by David and RaElla Wiggins in February of 2000 when he was nine years old. Charles attended Scotland County R-1 through his junior year.   He later earned his G.E.D.  While in school, he was active…

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Dorothy Bertram Obituary

Dorothy A. Bertram, 95, of ahoka and formerly of rural Gorin, passed away peacefully at 1:00 am on Thursday, December 31, 2020, at the Clark County Nursing Home in Kahoka, with loved ones at her side. She was born on October 10, 1925 at the family home near Fairmont, the daughter of the late Ralph…

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Memorial Notice

CHARLES E. WIGGINS  A memorial service for Charles E. Wiggins, 30, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 2, 2021 at the Gerth Funeral Chapel.   The Rev. Robert Moseley, pastor of the Arbela Baptist Church, will officiate.

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Jeff Brown Obituary

Jeff Brown. 48, of Kirksville, MO went to be with the Lord on December 24th, 2020 surrounded by an abundance of love, his wife and daughter.   He was born on Sunday, November 19, 1972 the son of James Brown and La Mayra (Campbell) Brown. His mother preceded him in death. Jeff leaves behind his…

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