Area Obituaries

Dallace H. Schumacher

A Celebration of Life for Dallace H. Schumacher will be at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, April 17, 2021, at the Memphis Presbyterian Church. Officiating the service will be Rev. Dale Stone. Dallace Schumacher passed away on March 28, 2021, following a short hospitalization for kidney failure.  He passed away with his wife by his side in…

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Gay Louise Holmon Obituary

Gay Louise Holman, 70, died on April 6, 2021, in Urbana, Illinois. Daughter of James (Chuck) and Doris Anderson, Gay was born on December 30, 1950, in Centerville, Iowa. She was a 1968 graduate of Schuyler R-1 High School, a 1972 graduate of Northeast Missouri State University with a B.S. in Business Education, and a…

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Darwin “Jim” Steggall

Darwin Lee Steggall, 87 of Lancaster, Missouri passed away on Friday, April 2, 2021 at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri.  The son of Maurice Anthony and Berniece Marion (Kunkle) Steggall, he was born on December 19, 1933 in Maynard, Iowa.  He was a graduate of the Lancaster High School in Lancaster, Missouri. …

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Dax Kaylor Obituary

Dax Ryland Kaylor, precious baby boy of Mackenzie Kaylor was born into the arms of angel’s March 30, 2021, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.   He was 38 weeks and weighed 6lbs. 5.2 oz and was 18 ½ inches long.  Although Dax never spent any time with us on earth, he was…

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Mary Margaret Battles Obituary

Mary Margaret Battles, 76, of Topeka, passed away peacefully, March 26, 2021 at Midland Hospice House.  She was born in Scotland County, Missouri on May 29, 1944, the daughter of Noel and Ila Dean (Phillips) Beckert.  She was a 1961 graduate of Memphis High School in Memphis, Missouri.  She married Donald Keith Battles on December…

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Fred Elder Obituary

James “Fred” Fredrick Elder, 55, of Greentop, Missouri, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Friday, March 26, 2021 at his home.  On March 3, 1966 in Decatur, Illinois, Fred was born the son of William T. Elder and Virkita J. Elder Fleshner (Feist). He was united in marriage to Lisa Cox…

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Georgia Elenor Couch

Georgia Elenor Couch, 88, of Memphis, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at the Knox County Nursing Home in Edina, Missouri. She was born on March 13, 1933, in Downing, Missouri, the daughter of James Richard and Kitty Belle Peterson Couch. Georgie graduated from the Memphis High School in the Class of 1951. She…

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Marcus Weaver

Marcus LaRay Weaver, age 26 of Knox City, Missouri, passed away Sunday, March 14, 2021, at the Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois. He was born on July 5, 1994, in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, the son of John M. and Helen Derstine Weaver. Marcus moved with his family to Northeast Missouri in 2009 and was a…

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Carl Hammond Obituary

Carl Wayne Hammond, 58, of Wyaconda, passed away at 5:47 AM Monday, March 15, 2021, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois. Carl was born June 30, 1962, in Avon, IL, the son of Max Hammond Sr. and Carol Gardner. He married Tammy Yocum on February 14, 1985, in Wyaconda, she survives. Carl was a mechanic,…

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Pam Withers Frederick Obituary

Pamela Jean Withers Frederick, “PJ”, 64 of Gorin died Thursday evening, March 11, 2021 at her home. She was born the daughter of Bernard and Ruby (Davis) Kelly on November 12, 1956 in Brownfield, Texas. Pam married Rick Frederick on January 1, 1986 in Wyoming.   He survives. She worked on and off at KMEM…

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