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 KENDREW DAVID ZIMMERMAN

 KENDREW DAVID ZIMMERMAN  Kendrew David Zimmerman, age 10 days, of Dorchester, son of Leland and Carolyn Zimmerman was born on February 5, 2024 in Clark County, Wisconsin. He was born with Trisomy 13 and spent his first six days in the hospital. He then came home with oxygen and a feeding tube and was lovingly…

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 THOMAS LEE THRASHER 

 THOMAS LEE THRASHER  Thomas Lee Thrasher, 72, of Aurora, Missouri passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at his home.  The son of Floyd “Rufus” and Leta (Couch) Thrasher. He was born June 2, 1951, in Kirksville, Missouri. On February 24, 1973, Tom was united in marriage to Sandra Morehouse in Bible Grove, Missouri.…

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 BARBARA SUE (HARVEY) BLESSING 

 BARBARA SUE (HARVEY) BLESSING  August 30, 1947 – January 31, 2024  Barbara Sue Harvey was born to Bernerd E. and Mary Geneva Harvey on August 30, 1947. She was the second of four children. Pat was the oldest followed by Barbara, then two brothers Jim and Dan.  Barbara is survived by her husband Henry; sons…

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 MARY JOYCE HORST

 MARY JOYCE HORST  Mary Joyce Horst, 76, of Baring, Missouri passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at her home north of Baring, Missouri.  She was born the daughter of Carmi and Emma Mae Eby Stauffer, on March 6, 1947, in Martindale, Pennsylvania.  On September 16, 1967, she was united in marriage to Leon B. Horst…

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COLLEEN ELIZABETH SHELLEY

 COLLEEN ELIZABETH SHELLEY  Colleen Elizabeth Shelley of Falls Church, Virginia died January 10, 2024 in Arlington, Virginia. Colleen was born on August 23, 1936 in Scotland County, Missouri the daughter of Floyd and Mary Deane (Forrester) Shelley. She graduated from Memphis High School in 1954 and attended Gem City College in Quincy, Illinois. Later she…

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ETHEL EVELYN WINE 

 ETHEL EVELYN WINE  November 15, 1921 – January 27, 2024  Ethel Evelyn Wine, 102 of Shelbina, Missouri passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at the Shelbina Villa where she had been a resident since February 2023.  The daughter of Marius Jensen and Zella (Snyder), she was born on November 15, 1921 in Des Moines,…

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 CHARLES LESLIE “LES” MCCARTY 

 CHARLES LESLIE “LES” MCCARTY  September 10, 1959 – January 15, 2024  Charles Leslie “Les” McCarty, 64, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly, Monday, January 15, 2024 at his home.  Born September 10, 1959 in Kirksville, Missouri, Les was the son of Francis Neal and Mildred Lucille (Rogers) McCarty. He was preceded in death by his…

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 JEFF BOYER

 JEFF BOYER  1958-2024  Jeffrey “Jeff” Scott Boyer, 65 years old, of St. Joseph, MO, died January 11, 2024, peacefully at the family farm in Gorin surrounded by family.  He was born June 21, 1958, to Keith and Ruth Ann Boyer in Hannibal.  On September 30, 1995, he married the former Julie L. Mathes in Kirksville.…

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ROBERTA J. BECKERT “BERT”

1953-2024 Roberta Jane Beckert, 70, of Memphis, known affectionately as Bert, died Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at the LaBelle (MO) Manor Care Center. She was born the daughter of George E. and Ellen Isabelle (Adams) Roberts on July 2, 1953 in rural Scotland County.   Bert graduated from the Revere High School. Bert married Gregg…

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Henry Arthur “Rick” Swearingen

Henry Arthur “Rick” Swearingen Henry Arthur (“Rick”) Swearingen, age 88 of Springfield, IL passed away on January 5, 2024. He was born March 8, 1935 in Scotland County, Missouri to Elza and Mary (Shultz) Swearingen. He graduated from Bible Grove High School in 1953 and joined the US Army where he was known as “Hank”.…

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