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Area Obituaries

Darlene L. Brookhart Obituary

Darlene L. Brookhart Johansmeier, 81, of Burlington, died Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the Aspire Nursing Home in Donnellson, Iowa surrounded by her family. Born May 19, 1940 in Ottumwa, Iowa she was the daughter of Clifford and Dorothy (Bechtel) Warren.  She attended school in Memphis, Missouri. She married Dennis O. Brookhart in 1958 and…

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Dixie Lee Drummond Obituary

Dixie Lee Drummond, 84, of Memphis, Missouri, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2022, at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri. Dixie was born on March 3, 1938, in Twin Falls, Idaho the daughter of Earl Roy and Dorothy Pearl Goldsberry Hunt. She graduated from the Scotland County High School in the Class of…

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Veda “Darlene” Steeples Obituary

Veda “Darlene” Steeples, 81, of Memphis, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri. Darlene was born on September 28, 1940, in Baring, Missouri, the daughter of Emerald Glenn and Rebecca Ann Aldridge Garrison. She graduated from the Granger High School, of Granger, Missouri, in the Class…

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Patricia Ann Anthony Wagner Obituary

Patricia Ann Anthony Wagner peacefully left this earth April 12, 2022. She was born in Kirksville, MO, November 26, 1937 to Oscar Melvin and Eva Price Anthony. She grew up on a working farm just outside of Memphis, MO. She still remembered how to hitch a team of horse and enjoyed working the cattle on…

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Dr. Ronald Rife Obituary

Dr. Ronald Rife, 87, of Denton, TX, died April 21, 2022. He was born August 14, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois.    He traveled the world, making stops in London, Accra, Lagos, Beirut, Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, Paris, Nairobi, Cape Town, Cairo and Madrid.  Most people visit as tourists, but Ron was motivated by desire to spread…

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Helen Jean “Jeanie” Sharp Obituary

Helen Jean “Jeanie” Sharp, age 87 of Edina, MO, passed away Monday, April 18, 2022, at her residence in Edina, MO.  She was born in Bloomfield, IA on May 16, 1934, the daughter of Oval A. “Pete” and Alta Mae Hufford Bourn.  She was united in marriage to Stanley William Sharp on November 29, 1952,…

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George “Bill” Joseph Townsend Obituary

George “Bill” Joseph Townsend, 79, of Danville, died Sunday, April 24, 2022 at the Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House in West Burlington following a courageous three-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Bill was born September 7, 1942 at Mercy Hospital in Burlington, Iowa to George William Townsend and Josephine (Woodruff) Townsend Kerr.  He attended school K-12…

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Eldon Edward Vinzant Obituary

Eldon Edward Vinzant, Jr., 77 years old, of Green City, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri. Ed was born November 3, 1944 in Maryville, Missouri to Eldon Edward “Buck” and Helen (Baker) Vinzant. In 1962, he married Carol Griffin, and three children were born to this…

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David Dean Bolick Obituary

David Dean Bolick, 89, of Melbourne, FL and Lake Ozark, Missouri, formerly of Memphis and Wyaconda, died March 23, 2022, in West Melbourne.  He was born the son of David Henry and Hazel LaFern (Parker) Bolick Dean on June 1, 1932, near Bloomfield.  Dean was raised in Drakesville and graduated from Davis County High School…

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DeWayne Dabney Obituary

DeWayne Dabney, 81, passed away at his home in Kaufman, Texas on Monday, March 28, 2022. The son of Pete and Jeanetta (LuBean) Dabney, he was born October 5, 1940 in Savannah, Iowa.  DeWayne was employed at Western Union and H&K Dallas, retiring in 2012.  His work took him around the world from Australia to…

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