Our Obituaries

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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Melvin Snow

December 25, 2015

Melvin Eugene Snow Melvin Eugene Snow, 72 years old, of Milan, Missouri, passed away, Friday, December 25, 2015, at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital. Melvin was born on March 28, 1943 in Kirksville, Missouri, to Fred and Eulah (Morris) Snow. He is survived by: One son, Kevin Snow of Arvada Colo.; Three sisters, Margaret Thompson of Kirksville, Missouri, Barbara Thomas of Novinger,...
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Deloris Damewood

December 24, 2015

Deloris Elaine Damewood Deloris Elaine Damewood, 90 years old, of Milan, Missouri, passed away Thursday, December 24, 2015, at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital. Deloris was born on March 29, 1925 in Ridgeway, Missouri to Elgin and Lorraine (Chapman) Hickman. On May 16, 1943 she married William Donald "Bill" Damewood, he preceded her in death. Survivors include: Three sons, William Donald...
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Tammy Sheppard

December 23, 2015

Tammy LaJune Sheppard, 54 years old, of Browning, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at her home. Tammy was born on October 11, 1961, to Robert Glenn Scott, Sr. and Doris Elzada Scott in Ada, Oklahoma. In 1980, she married Phillip Sheppard in Plainview, Texas, he survives her. Also surviving: One daughter, Tamara Heaton and husband Paul of Kirksville, Missouri; 3 sons, Phillip...
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Bob Meeks

December 22, 2015

Bobbie Dean "Bob" Meeks Bobbie Dean "Bob" Meeks, 68 years old, of Milan, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at his home. Bob was born on March 9, 1947 in Milan, to Kenneth and Wava (Grindstaff) Meeks. He is survived by: One brother, Dave Meeks of Walton, New York; one niece; two nephews; and lifelong friends, Kandy and Randy Hale of Milan. He was preceded in death by his...
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Wendell Riddle

December 18, 2015

Wendell George Riddle Wendell George Riddle, 80 years old, of Milan, Missouri, passed away Friday, December 18, 2015, at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. Wendell was born August 24, 1935 to Ermin and Nellie (Fanning) Riddle near Butte, Missouri. On November 9, 1985, he married Phyllis (Moore) Riddle and she survives him. Also surviving: six step children: Sharon Gardner of...
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Clara Belle Hannah

December 14, 2015

Clara Belle Hannah, 88 years old, of Green Castle, Missouri, passed away Monday, December 14, 2015 at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital. Clara Belle was born on March 9, 1927 in Green Castle to Claude Eugene and Georgia Irene (Shepler) Hannah. She is survived by: a brother, Walter Hannah and wife Jean of Green Castle; 3 nephews, Duane Hannah and wife Vicki of Marshalltown, Iowa, Michael E....
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William Bill Taylor

December 10, 2015

William "Bill" Taylor William "Bill" Taylor, 57 years old, of Browning, Missouri passed away Thursday evening, December 10, 2015, at Jefferson Health Care in Lee's Summit, Missouri. Bill was born on July 31, 1958 in Kirksville, Missouri, to William Jerry and Ora Lee (Shanks) Taylor. He is survived by: his mother, Ora Lee Taylor of Brookfield; two sons, William Brandon Taylor and...
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Deloris Maxey

December 10, 2015

Deloris Maxey Funeral services for 84 year old Deloris Maxey of Kirksville, Missouri will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at Ruschmeier Funeral Home in Green City. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery east of Green City. Visitation is scheduled for 6:00 to 8:00 PM Monday evening at the funeral home. Mrs. Maxey died Thursday, December 10, 2015 at Kirksville Manor Care...
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Winfred Ogle

December 9, 2015

Winfred Austin Ogle, of Kirksville, passed away on Wednesday, December 9th at age 93. Winfred was born in a small farmhouse near Green Castle to William Thomas and Laura Rosalee Ogle on July 2nd, 1922. He spent much of his childhood growing up in the smokey mountains of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. He would return to north Missouri before finishing school, but would always have a fondness for...
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Daniel Danny DeRyke

December 3, 2015

Daniel Louis DeRyke, 59, of Milan, Missouri made his trip home to be with Jesus on December 3, 2015. Danny was born on September 11, 1956 in Milan, Missouri to Mildred Irene (McClaskey) DeRyke and Donald Louis (Gun smoke) DeRyke. Danny is survived by his daughter, Amber Lynn DeRyke of Springfield, Missouri; one son Jeremy Keller and wife Lucretia of Milan; his parents, Donald and Mary DeRyke;...
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Paul Leroy Scharn

December 2, 2015

Paul Leroy Scharn Paul Leroy Scharn, age 66, of La Plata, Missouri, passed away at his home on December 2, 2015. Paul had been under the care of Hospice for several weeks. Paul was the only child of Paul Casey and Wilma Lucille Scharn Casey and was born in Sac City, Iowa, on January 11, 1949. In 1967, he married Virgie Newman and to this union two children were born: Allen Scharn of Harris...
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Irene Lawrence

December 1, 2015

Irene Grace Lawrence Irene Grace Lawrence, 98 years old, of Milan, Missouri, passed away Tuesday morning, December 1, 2015, at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan. Mrs. Lawrence was born on September 7, 1917 in Milan to Earl and Ethel (Murphy) Gramling. On October 17, 1937 she married Leland Lawrence in Shelbina, Missouri, he preceded her in death on September 15, 2004. She is...
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Rodney Shaw

November 30, 2015

Rodney Weston Shaw Rodney Weston Shaw 59, of Milan, Missouri, surrounded by family, went home to be with our Lord and Savior November 30, 2015 at St Luke's Hospital on the Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. Rod was born January 10th 1956 in Milan, Missouri to Donna Colleen ( Sanders) Havens and Jackie Verl Shaw who survive. Rod is also survived by Chris, the love of his life and of the home, his...
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James Jug Fulks

November 22, 2015

James Edward "Jug" Fulks, 85 years old, of Milan, Missouri, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2015 at The Baptist Home in Chillicothe, Missouri. Jug was born December 6, 1929 to Edward and Mildred (Glidewell) Fulks in Milan. He married Phyllis Lea (Long) Fulks on April 23, 1949 in Trenton, Missouri. He is survived by: his wife, Phyllis of the home; one son, Mark Fulks and wife Janelle of...
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Leroy Frazier

November 22, 2015

Leroy Frazier Leroy Frazier, 79 years old, of Milan, Missouri, passed away November 22, 2015, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri. Leroy was born on November 13, 1936 to Harry Leonard and Eulive Cornelia Frazier in Pollock, Missouri. On July 1, 1963, he married Clara Madlyn Richardson in Pollock. Survivors include: his wife, Clara of the home; two sons, Rick McCormick of Milan...
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Kyle Kent

November 21, 2015

Dr. Kyle C. Kent, 91, of Green City, Missouri passed away Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri. Dr. Kent was born on April 4, 1924 in Green Castle, MO to Francis Marion and Erma Ilove (Cleeton) Kent. On March 5, 1949, he married Doris J. Bankes at the Green City United Methodist Church and together they raised six children. Dr. Kent...
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Mary Gifford

November 10, 2015

Mary Elizabeth (Dunlap) Gifford, the daughter of Orville Ray and Elsie Ruth (Scott) Dunlap was born April 5, 1922 and departed this life November 10, 2015 at the age of 93. She grew up on the family farm with her three siblings, Edward, Eugene, and Georgia. Mary was a student at Green City High School and graduated in 1940. She was united in marriage to Darrell Alden Gifford on September 7,...
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Kenneth Tracy

November 9, 2015

Kenneth Frank Tracy Kenneth Frank Tracy, 85, of Russellville, Arkansas, passed away Monday, November 9, 2015, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, in Russellville. Kenneth was born on March 31, 1930, to Frank and Dena (Kruizenga) Tracy in Kalamazoo, Michigan. On May 22, 1956 he married Mary Lou Buell; she preceded him in death on August 22, 1984. Also preceding him were his parents and...
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Lyndell Horatio Albertson

November 4, 2015

Lyndell Horatio Albertson Lyndell Horatio Albertston, 73 years old, of Columbia, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at Columbia Health Care Center. Lyndell was born on March 14, 1942 in Green City, Missouri, to Thomas Law and Arta May (Morris) Albertson. He is survived by one sister, Luella Cook of Columbia, Missouri; and four nieces and nephews, Tammi...
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Elizabeth Elaine Kain

November 4, 2015

Elaine Kain, 70 years old, of Raytown, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at Truman Hospital. Elaine was born on August 10, 1945 in Unionville, Missouri, to Nova and Ival Elizabeth (Medlin) Lewis. In 1963, she married Duane Martin Kain, he survives of the home. Also surviving: 4 children, David Dean Lewis of Lincoln, Nebraska; Kimberly Lopez (Hector) of Lincoln, Nebraska, Rodney...
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Donnie Wayne Anspaugh

October 24, 2015

Donnie Wayne Anspaugh, 59, of Milan, MO, passed away on Saturday October 24, 2015 at his residence in Milan, MO. Donnie was born on September 24, 1956, the son of Ronnie Anspaugh and Norma L. Krouse in Linn County, MO. He was united in marriage to Joyce VeAnn (Stonecipher) Anspaugh on September 23, 2007 in Milan, MO. Donnie worked at Farmland in Milan, MO over twenty years, he loved his job and...
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Dan Louis Girgenti

October 20, 2015

Dan Louis "Louie" Girgenti Dan Louis "Louie" Girgenti, 70 years old, of Unionville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at his home. Louie was born on May 3, 1945 in Gary, Indiana, his parents were Louis Sr. and Betty Lou (Cole) Girgenti. He married Linda (Henningfield) Girgenti on February 11, 1967 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Gary, Indiana, she survives him. Also surviving...
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Lonnie Clark

October 20, 2015

Lonnie Clark Lonnie Dean Clark, 54, of Milan, MO passed away Tuesday morning, October 20, 2015. Lonnie was born on October 22, 1960 in Milan, MO the son of John C."Jake" and Wilma (Wyant) Clark. He married Linda Kay Hines in 1979. Survivors include: Linda, a son, Christopher (Echo) Clark of Green City, MO and a daughter, Christina (Terry) Shrader of Oquawka, IL; two sisters, Debra ...
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Steven DeVon Gray

October 12, 2015

Steven DeVon Gray Steven Gray, 67 years old, of Browning, Missouri, passed away, Monday evening, October 12, 2015, at Cameron Regional Medical Center in Cameron, Missouri. Steven was born on December 16, 1947 in Kirksville, Missouri, The son of George DeVon "Pete" and Bettie Louise (McCormick) Gray. In 1968 he married Patricia Lynn Reed and four children were born to this marriage. ...
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Mary Elizabeth Wilson

September 12, 2015

Mary Elizabeth Wilson, 1921-2015 Mary Elizabeth Wilson, 94, of Des Moines and formerly of Kansas City, Mo., died Saturday, September 12th at the Bishop Drumm Care Center in Johnston, Iowa. Mrs. Wilson was born on June 3, 1921, in Lemons, Mo., to Nova and Elizabeth (Boekenkamp) Griffin and grew up in Green City, Mo. In 1939, she graduated from Green City High School where she played girls'...
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Everett Bausell

September 7, 2015

Everett Ray Bausell October 14, 1921 – September 7, 2015 Everett Ray Bausell, 93, of Browning Missouri, died on Monday, September 7, 2015, at the St. Lukes Hospital in Chesterfield, Missouri. Everett was born near Cora, Missouri on October 14, 1921 the son of Earlen and Marjorie Bausell....
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Larry Leach

August 22, 2015

Larry Joe Leach, 64, of Reger, Missouri, passed away Saturday afternoon, August 22, 2015 at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. The son of Robert F. and Ruby (Ford) Leach, he was born February 8, 1951 at Reger. He is survived by his Mother and step-father, Ruby and Gerald Williams of Reger, Missouri; one brother, Ronald Leach and wife, Mimi of Vancouver,...
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Tommie Cummins

August 16, 2015

Tommie Cummins Thomas " Tommie" William Cummins, 73 years old, of Milan, Missouri passed away, Sunday morning, August 16, 2015, at the Milan Health Care Facility in Milan, Missouri. Tommie was born on October 12, 1941 in Milan to Thomas and Molly Katherine (Eddy) Cummins. He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County. He attended and graduated from Milan C-2 School. For several years...
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Larry Gene Gooch

August 15, 2015

Larry Gene Gooch Larry Gene Gooch, 72 years old, of Milan, Missouri, passed away, Saturday, August 15, 2015, at KU Medical Center. Larry was born on April 3, 1943, to Clifford Gene and Minnie Fern (Whitaker) Gooch in Browning, Missouri. On June 18, 1966, he married Patricia (Booth) Gooch in Milan, she survives him. Also surviving are four sons, Tony Gooch of Wellington, Missouri, Mike...
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Anna Erickson

August 11, 2015

Anna Marie Erickson Anna Marie Erickson, 93, of Milan, Missouri passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care. The daughter of Charles Byron and Margarett Lucille (Shaw) Britton, Anna Marie was born January 10, 1922 in Milan, Missouri. On January, 24th 1946 in Moline, IL she married Vernon Edward "Erick" Erickson and two daughters were born from...
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Bradley Brown

July 31, 2015

Bradley Brown William Bradley Brown, 52 years old, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away July 31, 2015, at Research Hospital in Kansas City. Bradley was born on January 10, 1963 in Milan, Missouri to Byron Bradley and Doris Mae (Rodgers) Brown. Survivors include: a roommate, Darren Hutton; 3 Aunts, Betty Stucker of Meridian, Idaho, Bonnie Burress of Kansas City, Missouri, and Connie...
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Neal Newman

July 31, 2015

Neal Newman Neal Newman, 71 years old of Green City, Missouri, passed away Friday, July 31, 2015, at his home. Neal was born on August 23, 1943 to George and Imogene (Ruggles) Newman in Putnam County. He married Ann Newman on April 24, 1960 in Livonia, Missouri, she survives him. Also surviving: one son, Roger and wife Jan Newman of Rogersville, Missouri; 6 Grandchildren, Michele...
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Nora Rhodes

July 30, 2015

Dora M. (Nora) Rhodes Dora M. (Nora) Rhodes, 66 years old, of Browning, Missouri, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2015 at St. Luke's Hospital. Nora was born on March 6, 1949 in Gridley, California to Emons and Betty (Abshire) Howell. On July 6, 1971, she married Harry Bill Rhodes, he survives her of the home. Also surviving is: two sons, Jack L. Rhodes of Lawton, Oklahoma, and Justin C....
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