Our Obituaries

Sandra Custer

January 22, 1941 - February 5, 2017

Sandra Nell Custer Sandra Nell Custer, 76, of Green City, Missouri passed away February 5, 2017 at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri. Sandra was born on January 22, 1941 in Milan, Missouri to Perry A. and Verna (Rogers) Winters. On July 15, 1959 in Green City she married Paul E. Custer, he survives of the home. Also surviving is their daughter, Paula Custer...
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Edith Riddle

June 14, 1929 - February 4, 2017

Edith Esther (Biere) Riddle, 87 of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the Northeast Regional Hospital in Kirksville, Missouri. Edith was born June 14, 1929 in Forest Green, Missouri to Tony and Marie (Linneman) Biere. She was united in marriage to Wayne Riddle on July 28, 1957 in Forest Green. He preceded her in death on September 7, 1991. Also preceding her were...
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George Rusk

February 16, 1927 - February 4, 2017

George W. Rusk, 89 years old, of Trenton, Missouri, passed away Saturday evening, February 4, 2017 at Cameron Regional Medical Center in Cameron, Missouri. George was born February 16, 1927 to Willard Madison and Jesse (Hess) Rusk. On September 8, 2012, he married Bonnie (George) Rusk, she survives of the home. Also surviving: four children, Pam Zeigler of Leander, Texas, Bill Rusk ...
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John Robert Kibble

September 20, 1921 - February 3, 2017

John Robert Kibble 9/20/1921 – 2/3/2017 Son of Okie and Pearl (Shultz) Kibble, John was born on September 20, 1921 in Milan, Missouri. He graduated from Milan High School in 1939. Worked on a magazine route from Missouri to New York. In 1940, he enlisted in the Army Air Force in Houston, Texas. In 1942 he was united in marriage to Wanda (Dale) Kibble in Columbia, Mississippi where he was...
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Betty Camp

January 27, 2017

Betty Jean Camp Betty Jean Camp, 84 years old, of Milan, Missouri, passed away Friday, January 27, 2017 at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan. Betty was born July 12, 1932 to James and Anna (Bowman) Thomas. On July 28, 1957, she married William "Billy" Clark, he preceded her in death on August 26, 1999. Betty is survived by her son, Charles Thomas of Canyon Lake, TX; her two...
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Delbert Snyder

January 27, 2017

Delbert Eugene Snyder Delbert Eugene Snyder, 87 years old, Of Green Castle, Missouri, passed away Friday, January 27, 2017 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville. Delbert was born on November 22, 1929 in Green Castle to Leonard and Addie (Hoerrmann) Snyder. On May 31, 1952 he married Wilma R. (Yochim) Snyder, she survives of the home. Also surviving: five children, Debbie...
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Ralph Wayne Hatcher

January 27, 2017

Ralph Wayne Hatcher Ralph Wayne Hatcher, 81 years old, passed away Friday, January 27, 2017 at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan. Ralph was born on January 6, 1936 in Bowman Township, Osgood, Missouri to Ralph Victor and Geraldine (Sims) Hatcher. On March 10, 1956 he married Patricia Lee (Davis) Hatcher, she preceded him in death on May 5, 2003. Survivors include: two sons,...
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Cody Peterie

January 22, 2017

Cody Wayne Peterie, 25 years old, of Milan, Missouri, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2017. Cody was born on July 16, 1991 in Chillicothe, Missouri. Survivors include: His father, Alvin Peterie of Chula, Missouri; his mother, Gwen Peterie (Wes Stephenson) of Milan; one brother, Kyle Peterie of Milan; maternal grandfather, Charles Reed of Milan; Uncles John Peterie and Heath McReynolds;...
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Connie C.B. Swearengen

June 6, 1922 - January 21, 2017

Connie Benton "C.B." Swearengen, age 94, of Eagle Rock, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Mr. Swearengen, son of Charles Fredrick and Ivah Omega (Foster) Swearengen, was born on June 6, 1922, as their youngest child in Milan, Missouri. After he completed the 8th grade he started working on the family farm. On June 21, 1941, he was united in marriage to Thelma Waneva Fanning...
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John Randal Hanen

January 18, 2017

John Randal "Tootie" Hanen John Randal "Tootie" Hanen, 36 years old, of Milan, Missouri, passed away Wednesday evening, January 18, 2017 as the result of a vehicle accident. Tootie was born on April 24, 1980 in Kirksville, Missouri. Survivors include: his father and step-mother, Rick and Jody Hanen of Milan; mother, Leslie Weaver of Osage Beach, Missouri; paternal grandmother, Betty...
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Minnie Charlene McDonald

January 18, 2017

Minnie Charlene Hatcher McDonald Minnie Charlene McDonald, 73, of Humphreys, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville. Born on October 15, 1943, the daughter of Charley Eugene and Eunice Beatrice (Jackson) Hatcher. On December 22, 1960 she married Jack McDonald. Survivors include her husband, Jack of the home, 3 daughters,...
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Ruth White

January 12, 2017

Ruth White Ruth C. White, 89 years old, of Milan, Missouri, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017, at Kirksville Manor Care Center in Kirksville, Missouri. Ruth was born January 22, 1927 in Green City, Missouri to Ora and Cora (Draper) Hunsaker. In 1970 she married Paul White, he preceded her in death in 2001. She is survived by: a son, Bill Cunningham and wife Brenda of Milan; two...
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Marvin Smith

January 11, 2017

Marvin Dale Smith Marvin Dale Smith, age 78, passed from this life on January 11, 2017 at his home near Milan, MO. The son of Coleman and Imogene (Dickerson) Smith. He was born on August 13, 1938, near rural Lemons, MO. On September 15, 1957 he was united in marriage to Dorothy Kaye (Young) Smith at the United Methodist Church of Green City, MO, and observed 59 years of marriage...
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N. Wanda Schrock

January 11, 2017

N. Wanda Schrock N. Wanda Schrock, 97 years old, of Brookfield, Missouri, formerly of Browning, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri. A memorial service will be held at a later date announced by Ruschmeier Funeral Home.
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Everett Evans Taylor, Jr.

January 9, 2017

Everett Evans Taylor, Jr. Everett Evans Taylor, Jr. 62 years old, of Browning, Missouri, passed away Monday, January 9, 2017, at his home. Evans was born July 10, 1954, at Kansas City, Missouri, to Everett Evans Taylor, Sr. and June (Henning) Taylor. On September 30, 1978, he married Brenda Leeper, three children were born to this marriage. Survivors include: two sons, Everett Eugene...
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Creig Frazier

January 8, 2017

Creig Raymond Frazier, 68 years old, of Milan, Missouri, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017 at his home. Creig was born on September 6, 1948 to Glen and Delia Fern (May) Frazier. Survivors include: one son, Cody Smith of Unionville; two grandchildren, Aryan Frazier and Baylor Frazier; one brother, Kim Frazier of Anchorage, Alaska; a sister, Glenda Clark of Columbia, Missouri; and several...
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Rex Search

January 3, 2017

Rex Gordon Search, 74 years old, of Green City, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. Rex was born on October 23, 1942 in Milan to James and Ruth (Robinson) Search. He was survived by: two brothers, Dean Search of Kansas City, Missouri, and Leland Search of Green City; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by: his parents;...
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Geraldine Miller

January 1, 2017

Geraldine Evelyn Miller, 99 years old, of Milan, Missouri passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017 at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan. Geraldine was born on May 8, 1917, near Green City, Missouri to Oral and Opal (Miller) Santee. On July 12, 1945 she married Alpha Miller, he preceded her in death on April 8, 1987. She was also preceded by her parents; two brothers; and four sisters. ...
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Robert Young

December 20, 2016

Robert A. Young, 92 years old, of Green City, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, Missouri. Robert was born on June 22, 1924, south of Green City, to Glenn and Maggie (Clelland) Young. In 1962 he married Betty Jane (Judge) Young, she preceded him in death in November of 1981. Robert is survived by: one sister, Phyllis Jobe of Green City;...
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Helen Ames

December 16, 2016

Helen Ames Helen Irene Ames, 83, of Milan, Missouri passed away Friday morning, December 16, 2016 at Milan Health Care Facility in Milan. The daughter of Ted and Mary Glidewell, she was born February 7, 1933 in Sullivan County. On March 20, 1944 she married Harry Hiram Ames and he preceded her in death on April 15, 2006. Also preceding her were her parents and one son, Kenneth Ames in...
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Agnes Frazier

December 15, 2016

Agnes Frazier, 98, of Chillicothe, Missouri, formerly of Purdin, Missouri, passed away Thursday morning, December 15, 2016 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law. The daughter of James Sparr Spake and Elfie Mae Riddle, she was born June 14, 1918. On August 23, 1941 she was united in marriage to Lee Ester Frazier who preceeded her in death on March 15, 1995 in Sun City, Arizona. In...
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Virgil Harrison

December 5, 2016

Virgil Kenneth Harrison, 72, of Green City, Missouri passed away Monday, December 5, 2016 at the Kirksville Manor Care Center, Kirksville, Missouri. He was born August 4, 1944 in rural Sullivan County near Green City. Virgil was the son of Audrey and Mary Frances (Harmon) Harrison who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his aunt Virgie Harmon and his uncle Virgil...
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Clarence Jr. Lloyd

December 4, 2016

Clarence E. (Jr.) Lloyd Clarence E. "Junior" Lloyd, Jr, 79 years old of Green City, Missouri passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016 at his home in Green City. Junior was born on September 5, 1937 west of Green City to Clarence and Alma Ruth (Kiger) Lloyd. On July 9, 1958 he married his high school sweetheart Judy Rouse in Green City. Survivors include his wife, Judy of the home, a...
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Jack Geosling

November 27, 2016

John R. "Jack" Geosling John R. "Jack" Geosling, 79 years old, of Edina, Missouri, formerly of Green City, Missouri passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016, at Excelsior Springs Hospital in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. Jack was born March 9, 1937 in Boynton, Missouri to Carroll and Ramah (McCarty) Geosling. On February 6, 1956 he married Marge Fields Wyant. Jack was survived by, a son...
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Alexis Erica Shaw

November 13, 2016

Alexis Erica Shaw, 15 years old, of Milan, Missouri passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016 as the result of a vehicle accident. Alexis was born November 5, 2001 in Chicago, Illinois. She is survived by: her parents, Teressa Shaw and Rahsaan Thomas of the home; two sisters, Angalet Pogue of the home and Ayana Thomas of the home; one brother, Avonte Thomas of the home; a step-sister, Desiree...
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Eva Belle Norman

November 12, 2016

Eva Belle Norman Eva Belle Norman, 76 years old, of Milan, Missouri, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Kirksville, Missouri. Eva was born on December 19, 1939 in Milan to Gerd and Dorothy (Wheeler) Chapman. She married Fred Bachman who preceded her in death, she then married Jerry Norman, who preceded her. Survivors include: four daughters, Mary Lowe of Kirksville, Tina...
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Jay Reynolds

November 9, 2016

Jay B. Reynolds of Monmouth, Illinois and formerly of Pollock, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016 in Galesburg, Illinois nursing home. The son of James and Eunice (Peterson) Reynolds, he was born March 10, 1956 in Aledo, Illinois. In 1993 in Des Moines, Iowa he married Lora L. Jackson and to this union two sons were born. Jay is survived by his former wife, Lora Reynolds of...
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Mary L Pfeiffer

November 6, 2016

Mary Louise Pfeiffer Mary Louise Pfeiffer was born in Sullivan County, Missouri near Sorrell on June 24, 1932, the daughter of William T. and Reta M. (Branstetter) Pottorff. On September 24, 1950 at Green City, Missouri, she married Harold Dean Pfeiffer. To this union three children were born. Survivors include: one son, Steven Lee (Lois) Pfeiffer of Browning, Missouri, and two daughters,...
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Duane Red Troester

October 30, 2016

Duane "Red' Troester Duane "Red" Troester, 68 years old, of Milan, Missouri, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2016, at Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. Red was born on December 2, 1947 in Dubuque, Iowa to Kermit and Sylvia (Denlinger) Troester. On June 19, 1970 in Edinburg, Missouri he married Arlene (Fitzpatrick) Troester, she survives of the home. ...
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Marea Walker

October 30, 2016

Marea Walker Marea Walker, 89 years old, of Kirksville, Missouri, formerly of Green City, Missouri, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Twin Pines Adult Care Center in Kirksville. Marea was born on December 19, 1926 near Green City to Clarence and Ruth (Jones) Ames. On January 22, 1947 in Green City she married Robert Walker, he survives of the home. Also surviving: one daughter...
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Arnold Squire

June 7, 1933 - October 22, 2016

Arnold Lee Squire Arnold L. Squire, 83 years old, of Green City, Missouri, passed away Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan. Arnold was born on June 7, 1933 in the Bairdstown community near Milan, Missouri to Abraham Louis and Lina Hilda (Pullman) Squire. On May 23, 1953, he married Betty Joan Doolin, to this marriage four children were born. Betty...
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Marjorie Bartmess

October 19, 2016

Marjorie Pearl Bartmess Marjorie Pearl Bartmess, 75 years old, of Pollock, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at her home. Marjorie was born on November 29, 1940 in Unionville, Missouri to Theodore and Grace Pearl (Guymon) Smith. On October 2, 1959 she married James Franklin Bartmess, he preceded her in death on May 12, 1997. She is survived by: two sons, Randy...
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Virginia Jones

November 16, 1933 - October 2, 2016

Virginia Mae Jones Virginia Mae Jones, 82 years old, of Milan, Missouri passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016 at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan. Virginia was born on November 16, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois to Woodrow and Vern (Taft) Wright. She married Gary Jones in Milan on December 12, 1992, he survives of the home. Also surviving: two grandsons, Craig Richardson of O...
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Juanita Rouse

September 11, 2016

Juanita F. Rouse Juanita F. Rouse, 95 years old, of Green City, Missouri, passed away Sunday September 11, 2016 at Kirksville Manor Care in Kirksville. Juanita was born on May 16, 1921, North of Green City to J.O. and Lota (Page) Martin. On December 31, 1938, she married Fletcher Payne Rouse in Kirksville, he preceded her in death on September 15, 2000. Survivors include: two...
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J.B. Lee

August 21, 2016

John Ben "J. B." Lee, 95, of Milan, Missouri, died Sunday, August 21, 2016 at his home in Milan. The son of Ben J. and Ethel (Thompson) Lee, he was born near Milan on August 24, 1920. On August 17, 1940 he married Pearl Marie Bertschman and she preceded him in death on July 20, 2004. Also preceding him were his parents; a daughter, Ann Milner; one sister Mary Jane Meurer; and one brother, Bob Lee...
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Phyllis Rainbolt

August 17, 2016

Phyllis Kay Rainbolt, 68 years old, of Milan, Missouri, passed away Wednesday August 17, 2016 at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan. Phyllis was born on August 18, 1947 in Milan to Frank and Edith (Taylor) Williams. On August 29, 1965, she married Terry Rainbolt at the Asbury Church. Survivors include: her husband, Terry of the home; four children, Deanna Eitel and husband Paul...
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Mary Elizabeth Baker

August 17, 2016

Mary Elizabeth Baker Mary Elizabeth Baker, 99 years old, of Kirksville, Missouri and formerly of Browning, Missouri passed away Wednesday August 17, 2016 at Kirksville Manor Care in Kirksville. Mary was born on February 9, 1917 in Sullivan County to Sylvester Daniel and Jesse (Fanning) Coffman. In 1936 in Chillicothe, Missouri she married Carlos Ray Baker, he preceded her in death in 1957....
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Neil Clapper

August 7, 2016

Neil C. Clapper, 78, of Columbia, Missouri and formerly of Winigan, Missouri, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Boone Hospital in Columbia. The son of John "Jack" and Gladys "Bunny" (Holt) Clapper, he was born November 26, 1937 in Carroll, Iowa. In 1964 he married Marlene Dudley and together they raised three children. On September 22, 1995 in Columbia, he married Mary L.(Mattison)...
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Imogene Merrick

August 7, 2016

Imogene Merrick, 93, of Platte City, Missouri and formerly of Purdin, Missouri died Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Hillview Nursing and Rehab in Platte City. The daughter of James Edward and Dora Olive (Stewart) Merrick, Jr., she was born August 17, 1922 near Purdin. Her survivors include; a nephew, Forrest Edward Merrick of Buckner, Missouri; her sister-in-law, Jean Merrick of Buckner; and...
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James Bo Lunsford

August 5, 2016

James "Bo" Lunsford, 56 years old, of Green City, Missouri, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016, at his home. Bo was born on December 30, 1959 in Unionville, Missouri to Truman and Betty (Crouse) Lunsford. Survivors include: three sons, Brad Lunsford and wife Jennifer of Green City, Dustin Lunsford and wife Tabby of Green Castle, and Luke Lunsford and wife Jessica of Brashear, Missouri; 9...
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Janet Frazier

August 4, 2016

Janet M. Frazier Janet Frazier, 66 years old, of Browning, Missouri, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2016, at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital. Janet was born on December 1, 1949 in Sullivan County to Clement and Evelyn (Fanning) Spencer. She married Larry Robinson, and two children were born to this marriage. She later married David Frazier, he preceded her in death. Survivors...
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Mary Fanning

July 31, 2016

Mary Ellen Fanning, 91, of Kirksville, Missouri and formerly of Milan, Missouri, died Sunday, July 31, 2016 in Kirksville. The daughter of Henry and Georgia (Carpenter) Watson, she was born May 16, 1925 in Linn County, Missouri near Browning. She is survived by three children, Darlene Coffey and husband Jim of Spring Bay, Illinois, John Fanning and wife Terry of Lewistown, Illinois, and...
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Kenneth Sinclair

July 28, 2016

Kenny Sinclair, 55 years old, of Milan, Missouri passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016 at his home. Kenny was born on January 11, 1961 in Milan to Jack and Reva Mae (Grant) Sinclair. Kenny is survived by: 3 sons, Shaun Sinclair and wife Sara of Milan; Stephen Sinclair and wife Casandra of Milan; Daniel Sinclair and wife Emma of Milan; 2 daughters, Cassandra Hanes and husband Ryan of...
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Marvin Oreldean Camp

July 23, 2016

Marvin Oreldean Camp Marvin Camp, 75, of Pollock, Missouri, passed away on July 23rd, 2016 surrounded by his wife and two children at his home. Marvin was born on November 28th, 1940 to Lucille (Smith) and Bernard Camp. On June 14, 1964 he married his wife, Dellois Anne Felton, at the Unionville Church of Christ. They have two children Trent, married to Sharon and Camille, married to Kipp. ...
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Anna Mae Smith

July 18, 2016

Anna Mae (Keithley) Smith Anna Mae (Keithley) Smith, 86 years old, of Milan, Missouri, passed away Monday, July 18, 2016 at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan. Anna Mae was born on July 29, 1929 in Milan to Otto and Cora (Deeds) Butler. She married Norris Thomas Keithley on April 4, 1949 in Milan, he preceded her in death on January 8, 1986. Later marrying Dale F. Smith on October...
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Doris Jean Ayers

July 16, 2016

Doris Jean Martin Ayers, 88, of Green City, MO went home to meet the Lord at the Sullivan County Memorial Hospital on Saturday, July 16, 2016. Doris Jean was the youngest child of James W. and Lillie Osie Brannan Martin and was born in the Hawkeye Community west of Green City on October 15, 1927. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Marvin Martin and Parmer Martin, and a...
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Earl Shaw

July 15, 2016

Earl Shaw Emery Earl Shaw, 85 years old, of Keytesville, Missouri, formerly of Milan, Missouri, passed away Friday, July 15, 2016 at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan. Earl was born on August 30, 1930 in Cora, Missouri to Herman Von and Myrtle (Page) Shaw. On December 8, 1952 he married Janine Joy Sibley in California, she preceded him on January 1, 2003. He later married...
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Keith D. Babbitt

July 14, 2016

Keith Donave Babbitt Keith D. Babbitt, 86 years old, of Milan, Missouri, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Carriage Square Health Care Center in St. Joseph, Missouri. He was born on July 26, 1929 in Pollock, Missouri to Ora Lee and Elva (Wyant) Babbitt. Survivors include: His wife, Connie Babbitt of Chillicothe, Missouri, married December 27, 1986 in Milan; two daughters, Pamala...
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Gene Lewis

August 9, 1948 - July 12, 2016

Gene Lewis Gene Lewis, 67 years old, of Green City, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. Gene was born on August 9, 1948 in Moberly, Missouri to Milton and Helen (Campbell) Lewis. On June 17, 1966, he married Cheryl Kay Huffman, she preceded him in death on March 17, 1990. On August 26, 1992 in Kirksville, Missouri he married Michele (May)...
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Robert Clark Eddy

July 11, 2016

Robert Clark Eddy passed away July 11, 2016. He was born in Milan, Mo. on September 5, 1920, the son of George Franklin and Lillie Mae (Montgomery) Eddy. After graduation from Milan High School he served in World War II in the 5th Division, US Army. Serving in North Africa and Italy he was awarded 4 Bronze Stars and The Good Conduct Medal before being Honorably Discharged in October 1945. ...
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Nick Frazier

July 1, 2016

Nick Frazier Nicholas Lee "Nick" Frazier, 24, of Hughesville, Missouri and formerly of Milan, Missouri passed away Friday, July 1, 2016 as a result of an accident near Waynoka, Oklahoma. The son of Steve and Trena Frazier, he was born November 21, 1991 in Brookfield, Missouri. Nick had lived in the Hughesville area the past ten years. He was presently employed by the Waterloo Company...
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Tana Lloyd

June 21, 2016

Tana M. Lloyd (1949 - 2016) Tana Marie Lloyd, age 67, passed away on June 21, 2016 at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, MO. Recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, which unfortunately had spread throughout her body, the hospice house offered her a comfortable place to graduate to her next life. During her final days, she was blessed by visits by many loving family members, friends...
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Judy Chapman

June 19, 2016

Judy K. Chapman, 68 years old, of Milan, Missouri, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016 at her home. Judy was born on December 14, 1947 in Milan to Meryl and Evelyn (Richardson) Williams. On August 21, 1965 she married Ike Chapman, he preceded her in death on December 26, 2012. Survivors include: two daughters, Jeanie Harrison of Milan, and Stacey May (Dustin Magney) of Milan; two sons,...
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Steven Peeler

June 19, 2016

Steven Debord Peeler, 54 years old, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016 at his home. Steven was born on November 4, 1961 in Kansas City, Missouri to James D. and Eleanor (Barnes) Peeler. On April 18, 1992, he married Susan Carol (Rinehart) Peeler in Milan, she preceded him in death on October 25, 2011. Survivors include: his parents, James and Sue Peeler of...
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Garold Scobee

June 18, 2016

Garold Lee Scobee of Unionville, Missouri passed away at the University Hospital in Columbia MO on June 18, 2016 at the age of 64. He was born October 5, 1951, and raised in the Green Castle, Mo area. Garold was united in marriage to the love of his life, Garnet Baldwin Stout, on November 26, 1992. They quickly combined their families, sharing their love, time and resources. Garold believed...
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Lois Jerome

November 22, 1932 - June 17, 2016

Lois Valiera (Harlan) Jerome, 83, of Green City, Missouri, passed away Friday, June 17, 2016 at The Stuart House in Centralia, Mo. Lois was born to Guy and Orpha (Lawson) Harlan of Green Castle, Mo. on November 22, 1932. On February 1, 1951, she married Carlos Jerome and three children were born to this marriage. They were divorced in 1980. She was preceded in death by her parents, 1...
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Randall R Romine

June 14, 2016

Randall R. Romine Randall R. Romine, 80 years old, of Green Castle, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri. Randall was born on May 2, 1936 in Green Castle to John P. and Bernice (Pipes) Romine. On April 17, 1989 in Berryville, Arkansas he married Carolyn Kay (Fischer) Romine, she survives of the home. He is also survived...
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Richard Rhodes

June 5, 2016

Richard Glenn Rhodes Richard Glenn Rhodes, 76 years old, of Browning, Missouri, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016, surrounded by his family. Richard was born on July 20, 1939 in Browning, Missouri, to Glenn and Mildred (Gooch) Rhodes. He married his high school sweetheart, Joy (Maggart) Rhodes on August 11, 1956 at the Browning United Methodist Church, she survives of the home. Also...
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Phyllis L. Fulks

May 25, 2016

Phyllis L. Fulks, 85 years old, of Milan, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at The Baptist Home in Chillicothe, Missouri. Phyllis was born on November 6, 1930 in Laurel, Montana to Burton and Opal (Miller) Long. She married James Edward "Jug" Fulks on April 23, 1949 in Trenton, Missouri, he preceded her in death on November 22, 2015. She is survived by: one son, Mark Fulks...
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Stasia Irene Ward

May 21, 2016

Stasia Irene (Lambert) Ward, 96, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan. The daughter of E.W. Lambert and Bessie Graham, she was born December 10, 1919 in Green City. On June 30, 1939 in Unionville, she married her high school sweetheart, Keith Ward, he preceded her in death on July 24, 2007. She was also preceded in death by her parents, three...
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Lorraine Magney

May 17, 2016

Lorraine F. Magney, 97 years old, of Milan, passed away May 17, 2016 at Milan Health Care Center. Lorraine was born December 31, 1918 to Ralph W. Sevier and Mertie Lawrence Sevier in Milan, Missouri. She married Ralph Vincent Magney in Sullivan County in 1941 and had four sons. Survivors include: two sons, Tyrone Magney and wife Ceci of O'Fallon, Missouri and Rocky Magney and wife...
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Sandra Brown

May 17, 2016

Sandra Renè Brown, 49 years old, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Sandra was born June 9, 1966 in Milan, Missouri to Walter Dale Stimpson and Mary L. Pigg. She married Rick Walburn who preceded her in death, later marrying Charlie Brown, who also preceded her in death. She is survived by: Her mother, Mary...
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Helen Baldridge

May 12, 2016

Helen Baldridge, 100 years old, of Milan, Missouri passed away Thursday, May 12, 2016 at Milan Health Care Center in Milan. Helen was born November 24, 1915 in Putnam County, Missouri to Carl and Ethel Robertson. Her childhood was spent on the family farm east of Unionville. Helen had two brothers, Carl Gifford and Albert, who both preceded her in death. She had one son, Pete Crook, who...
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William Jay Orlofsky

May 1, 2016

William Jay Orlofsky was born in Kansas City on August 15, 1946 to Seymour and Hattie Mae (Watson) Orlofsky. To his family and relatives he was known by his nick name WJ. Bill grew up in a suburb of Houston Texas known as Spring Branch. Bill was a Cub Scout and became an Eagle Scout in 1961 at age 15. He participated in the National Boy Scout Jamboree held in Colorado Springs in 1960. Bill...
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Mark Dennis Oxendale

April 30, 2016

Mark Dennis Oxendale Mark Dennis Oxendale, 54, of Milan passed away April 30, 2016 at home peacefully surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born in Lake City, IA to Doug and Barb Oxendale. He graduated from Northeast Missouri State with a degree in finance. He was the owner of Sullivan County Abstract Company. Mark was a devoted husband and father who took pride in...
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Rocellia June Kilgore

April 28, 2016

Rocellia June (Craig) Kilgore Rocellia June (Craig) Kilgore, 80 of Green Castle, Missouri passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016 at her home. She was born December 15, 1935 in Kirksville, Missouri to Jonathan Melvin and Pernia Victoria (Smith) Craig. On February 5, 1956 she was united in marriage to Terry Gene Kilgore and to this union one son, Terry Steven Kilgore was born. She was preceded...
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Keith Maggart

April 26, 2016

M. Keith Maggart, age 76, passed away April 26, 2016 at KU Medical Center in Kansas City, KS surrounded by his family. Keith was born on July 4, 1939 in Browning, Missouri, the first of five children born to J.B. and Eulavieve (Head) Maggart. He attended school in Browning graduating with the Class of 1957. During that time he had a large selection of friends and participated in many...
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Bonnie Swearengen

April 13, 2016

Bonnie Dennis Swearengen, 82, of Milan, Missouri passed away peacefully April 13, 2016 at the Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan, Missouri. Bonnie was born August 5, 1933 to Porter and Maudie Dennis. On March 29, 1952 she was united in marriage to Eddy Swearengen and to this union two daughters were born, Maridonna Snow and Dianne Swearengen. Bonnie was proceeded in death by her...
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James Merrill (Uncle Toot) Ford

April 12, 2016

James Merrill Ford, passed away on April 12, 2016 at the Missouri Veteran's Home in Cameron, at the age of 88. He was born May 30th, 1927 in Sullivan County, Missouri near Browning and was the son of Henry and Martha Ford. Merrill was a veteran of the Army and was stationed in the Philippines. After being discharged from the Army, he returned home to continue farming. On May 21st...
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Karol Gene Hoerrmann

March 29, 2016

Karol Gene Hoerrmann Karol Gene Hoerrmann, 83 years old, of rural Milan, Missouri, passed away March 29, 2016 at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan. Karol Gene was born September 20, 1932 to Alva and Kathleen Hoerrmann. On December 31, 1951, he married Opal Hill, who survives. On April 26, 1996, Karol Gene married Josephine Dewitt who preceded him in death on June 6, 2012. ...
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James Garrett

March 27, 2016

James Ray Garrett James Ray Garrett, 44 years old, of Browning, Missouri, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016, at his home. James was born on August 14, 1971 in Milan, Missouri to Rex and Betty (Smith) Garrett. Survivors include: his father, Rex Garrett of Kansas City, Missouri; two daughters, Katelyn Mesger and Madison Garrett; one brother, David Garrett of Kansas City, Missouri; one...
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Mildred Jean Leslie

March 24, 2016

Mildred "Jean" Leslie Mildred "Jean" Leslie, 80 years old, of Harris, Missouri, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2016, at Putnam County Care Center in Unionville, Missouri. Jean was born on August 9, 1935 in Osgood, Missouri to Sylvester "Beck" and Emaline (Starns) Smiley. On May 24, 1957 in Kansas City, Missouri, she married Alfred Leslie, who survives her in death. Also surviving are:...
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Donald Morris

March 24, 2016

Donald Morris Donald Ray Morris, 85 years old, of Green City, Missouri, passed away Thursday morning, March 24, 2016, at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan. Donald was born on September 3, 1930 in Cora, Missouri to Eddie and Edna (Fanning) Morris. On September 18, 1949 he married Virginia Ruth (Linhart) Morris in Milan, she passed away on February 5, 2016. Survivors include:...
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Thelma Eaton

March 16, 2016

Thelma Eaton Thelma Eaton, 97, of Excelsior Springs, Missouri and formerly of Milan, Missouri, died Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Excelsior Springs Nursing Home and Rehab in Excelsior Springs. The daughter of James Harvey and Eliza Jane (Bills) Adkins. She was born March 6, 1919 in Unionville, Missouri. On May 18, 1968 in Independence, Missouri she married Charles C. "Red" Eaton and he...
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Mamie Fleshman

March 10, 2016

Mamie Fleshman, 99 years old, of Milan, Missouri passed away Thursday evening, March 10, 2016 at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital. Mamie was born on February 26, 1917 in Lemons, Missouri to James and Hazel (Brice) Jordan. On October 10, 1934 in Pollock, Missouri she married Charley Fleshman, he preceded her in death on January 19, 2000. Survivors include: 3 daughters, Ruby and husband...
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Fred Shoop

February 29, 2016

Fred J. Shoop, 95 years old, of Milan, Missouri, passed away Monday, February 29, 2016, at his home. Fred was born on November 16, 1920 in Green City, Missouri to P.W. and Reta (Snyder) Shoop. On September 18, 1942 in Memphis, Missouri he married Margaret Louise (Franklin) Shoop, she survives him of the home. Also surviving: two sons, Jack Shoop of Milan, and Jim Shoop and wife Nancy of Mendon...
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Mary Lucille Adams

February 27, 2016

Mary Lucille Adams Lucille Adams, 90 years old, of Kirksville, Missouri passed away Saturday evening, February 27, 2016 at Westphalia Hills Nursing Home in Westphalia, Missouri. Lucille was born on September 1, 1925 in Pollock, Missouri to Robert and Mary (Leeper) Babbitt. On April 2, 1945 in Leavenworth, Kansas she married Eugene (Mutt) Adams, he preceded her in death on June 15, 2003....
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Duane Glaze

February 27, 2016

Duane Loren Glaze,age 70, passed away peacefully at his home in Milan, Missouri, on Saturday, February 27, 2016. Duane was an avid sportsman, who preferred hunting and fishing above all else, enjoyed motorcycles, and like his father, had the ability to work on anything with a motor. He is remembered by his two daughters, Brenda Aviles and Christi Glaze; grandson, Hunter Aviles; sister, Diane...
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Bill Bowen

February 26, 2016

Bill Bowen Billy E. "Bill" Bowen, 77, of Novinger, Missouri, died Friday morning at his home. The son of Eugene John and Wilda Fay (Garrett) Bowen. He was born June 22, 1938 in Oskaloosa, Missouri. On September 5, 1982 he married Patricia Ann "Pat" Ogurek and she survives. Also surviving are three sons, John Bowen and wife Deb of Poplar Grove, Illinois, Jerry Bowen and friend Carol of...
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Donald Forster

February 25, 2016

Donald M. Forster Donald M. Forster, 76 years old, of Pollock, Missouri, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan. Donald was born on May 29, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York to Jack and Dorothy (Dansel) Forster. On June 5, 1960 he married Rosalie (Barnett) Forster, she preceded him on April 26, 2011. Survivors include a son, Mark Forster and wife...
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Hope Wattenbarger

February 19, 2016

Hope Wattenbarger, 78 years old, of Unionville, Missouri, formerly of Milan, Missouri passed away Friday, February 19, 2016 at her home. Hope was born on June 4, 1937 in Kirksville, Missouri to David Allen and May (Hopper) Hudnall. On July 4, 1953 she married Kenneth George Wattenbarger, he preceded her in death in 2006. Survivors include: two sons, Tony Wattenbarger and wife Alice of...
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Robert Glenn Scott, Jr.

February 17, 2016

Robert Scott, Jr. of Milan, Missouri passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2016 at Milan Health Care Center. Robert was born on October 16, 1958 in Oregon, son of Robert Scott and Doris Wadlow Scott. He moved to Missouri and spent most of his life in Browning and Milan, Missouri. He worked at Leewood Nursing Home, and then he became a resident at Milan Health Care due to health problems. He is...
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Gerald Kent and Patricia Ann Bankus

February 16, 2016

Ret Colonel GERALD KENT BANKUS and PATRICIA ANN BANKUS 1942 – 2016 1960 – 2016 Kent and Patty Bankus of Niceville, FL, passed away together on February 16, 2016. Kent was born October 11, 1942 in Milan, MO. He graduated from Univ of Missouri School of Engineering in 1964. After that he entered the Air Force where his first assignment...
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Arthur Bud Brinkley

February 16, 2016

Arthur C. "Bud" Brinkley passed away on February 16, 2016 in McAllen, Texas. He was 81. Born on March 23, 1934 in Browning MO to Clyde and Elma (Coram) Brinkley, Bud was a resident of Browning and Milan MO for most of his life. For the past several years, he made his winter home in south Texas. Bud graduated from high school at age 16 and moved to Kansas City where he worked in...
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Andrew Burns Watson

February 11, 2016

Andrew Burns Watson, 85 years old, of Tustin, California passed away Thursday, February 11th at 6:45 PM surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Carol Lee Watson; 8 children, 17 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. Andy made several trips back from California at a minimum of once a year to see his family and friends, also...
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Loren Glaze

February 10, 2016

Loren "Shorty" Joseph Glaze, 96 of Milan, MO passed Wednesday, February 10 at John Knox Hospice Center in Lees Summit, MO. Loren was born and raised in Sullivan County and graduated from Milan High School. Later, Loren married Alpha O. Johnson and they were married for over 46 years. She preceded him in death in 1990. To this union two children were born who survive, Duane Glaze of Milan...
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Amanda Fordyce

February 8, 2016

Amanda Rose (Browder) Fordyce Amanda Rose (Browder) Fordyce, 30 years old, of Newtown, Missouri, passed away Monday, February 8, 2016. Amanda was born on March 26, 1985 in St. Charles, Illinois to Stanley and Diane (Lawrence) Browder, Jr. On October 18, 2008 she married Kyle Leon Fordyce. Survivors include: her husband, Kyle Fordyce of the home; her mother, Diane lawrence of Brookfield...
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Virginia Morris

February 5, 2016

Virginia Ruth "Toots" Morris, 85 years old, of Green City, Missouri, passed away Friday, February 5, 2016 at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan. Virginia was born on July 5, 1930 in Milan to Ernest and Pauline (Pfeiffer) Linhart. On September 18, 1949 she married Donald R. Morris in Milan, he survives her. Also surviving: two daughters, Donna Hulett of Milan, and Debra Kay Jacobs and...
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Betty Foster

February 4, 2016

Betty L. Foster Betty L. Foster, 84 years old, of Chillicothe, Missouri passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016 at St. Luke's on the Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. Betty was born on July 5, 1931 in Glenwood, Missouri to Russell and Opal (Daniels) Franklin. She married James B. Foster and three children were born to this marriage. Survivors include: two sons, Russ Foster and wife Tammie of...
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Margaret Magee

February 2, 2016

Margaret L. Magee, 90 years old, of Milan, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care in Milan. Margaret was born on February 12, 1925 in Milan to William and Alice (Gramling) Judd. In 1941 she married Jewell Wesley Magee in Yuma, Arizona, he preceded her in death in 1969. She is survived by: a son, Larry and wife Carolyn Magee of Milan;...
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Ruth Ann Schnelle

January 29, 2016

Ruth Ann Schnelle, 88 of Milan, Missouri passed away Friday afternoon, January 29, 2016 at the Sullivan County Memorial Hospital where she resided in the long term care unit. The daughter of Casey and Mary (Shatto) Clark, she was born on July 17, 1927 in Milan, Missouri. On May 16, 1947, she married Willard Schnelle who preceded her in death. She is survived by three children, Duane and...
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Betty Jean Easterday

January 25, 2016

Betty Jean Easterday, 92 years old, of Pollock, Missouri, passed away January 25, 2016, at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan. Betty Jean was born on January 23, 1924 in Pollock, to Merl and Goldie (Campbell) Wilson. On September 21, 1940, she married Wilburn LeRoy Easterday in Milan, he preceded her in death on December 22, 2005. She was also preceded by: her parents, and a brother...
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Christopher Ryan Seaton

January 14, 2016

Christopher Ryan "Chris" Seaton, 26 years old, of Green Castle, Missouri, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville. The son of Tom and Melissa Bennett who survive of Green Castle, Chris was born on December 25, 1989 in Aledo, Illinois. Also surviving: one son, Eli Justin Snyder of Green Castle; two brothers, Thomas Patrick Bennett and wife...
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Ricky Lane McCormick

January 12, 2016

Ricky Lane McCormick, 56 years old, of Milan, Missouri passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at Milan Health Care Center in Milan. The son of Vernon and Clara (Richardson) McCormick, he was born on March 17, 1959 in Milan. He was raised by his parents LeRoy and Clara (Richardson) Frazier. Survivors include: His mother, Clara Frazier of Milan; a daughter, Kristin McCormick of Austin,...
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William Charles Wyant

January 3, 2016

William Charles Wyant William Charles Wyant age 72, passed away Sunday, January 3, 2016 at his home, South of Milan. The son of William Paul and Theodosia (McDowell) Wyant, he was born on a farm, west of Browning, Missouri on September 12, 1943. He married Wanda Ruth Sayre on February 11, 1962 and they celebrated 53 years together, she preceded him in death on March 31, 2015. Also...
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Rorie Murphy

January 2, 2016

Rorie (Rose Mary) Murphy, 70, passed away Saturday, January 2, 2016, at her home near Reger, MO. She was born Rose Mary Wells on October 1, 1945, in Fairfield, CA, the daughter of Leland Wells and Marie (Henry) Wells. She grew up in Waseca, MN, graduated from Waseca High School in 1963, and went on to receive an Associate's degree in graphic arts from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design...
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Wilbert Treon

December 31, 2015

Wilbert Lee Treon, 78, of Brookfield, Missouri and formerly of Humphreys, Missouri passed away Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Life Care Center in Brookfield, Missouri. The son of Arthur and Mary (Zullick) Treon, he was born March 23, 1937 at Mooresville, Missouri. On August 11, 1957 in Chillicothe, Missouri he married Emma Louise Thompson and she survives. Also surviving are one son Jeff...
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Nadine Dixon

December 31, 2015

Nadine Dixon, 88 years old, of Browning, Missouri, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Pershing Health System in Brookfield, Missouri. Nadine was born on April 28, 1927 in Browning, to William and Gladys (Stultz) Sparks. On November 29, 1945 she married Ronald Charles "Oily" Dixon in Kansas City, Kansas, he preceded her in death on November 19, 2004. Survivors include: one daughter,...
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Larry Gene McAtee

December 28, 2015

Larry Gene McAtee, 47 years old, of Milan, Missouri, passed away Monday, December 28, 2015. Larry was born on July 31, 1968 in Chillicothe, Missouri to Ronald and Bonnie (Bonnett) McAtee. Survivors include; his mother, Bonnie McAtee of Milan; one daughter, Crystal Nacole Shelton and husband Jacob of Lynchburg, Virginia; one son, Travis James McAtee of North Liberty, Iowa; three grandchildren...
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Lisa VanVelzer

December 28, 2015

Lisa Kay VanVelzer Lisa Kay VanVelzer, 55 years old, of Green City, Missouri, passed away Monday, December 28, 2015, at University Hospital in Columbia. Lisa was born on August 9, 1960 in Kirksville, Missouri to Lowell Woods and Judy (McKim) Ewing. Survivors include; Her mother, Judy Ewing of Kirksville; One son, Keith VanVelzer of Green Castle; One daughter Chassidy Jeffries and husband...
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