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Obituaries

RICHARD JOHNSON 11/24/14


Richard E. Johnston, age 75, of rural Lincoln, died Thursday, November 20th, 2014.

Memorial services will be held at a later date in Hartford, Iowa. 

Arrangements are under the direction of the Fox Funeral Home in Cole Camp.
 
He is survived by: his wife, Vicki Johnston of the home; his daughter, Julie Johnston, of Carlisle, Iowa; his son, Troy Johnston, of Hartford, Iowa; his brother, James Switzer Johnston and his wife, Judy, of Lincoln; and six grandchildren.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents.

NANCY JO ESPITIA 11/24/14


Nancy Jo Espitia, age 72, of Versailles, formerly of Warrensburg, died Saturday, November 22nd, 2014.

No services are planned.

Arrangements are in the care of Heckart Funeral Home.

Her husband, Johnny Espitia, survives of the home.
Also surviving are two daughters, Tracy Elliott and Terry Espitia; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Jane Myslivy and Kathy Foster.

LAVERNE BREWE 11/24/14


Laverne Brewe, age 87, of Waverly, died on Sunday, November 23rd, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, November 26th at Foster Funeral Chapel in Waverly.

Burial will be in the Waverly City Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00pm on Tuesday, November 25th at the funeral chapel.

Memorials are suggested to the Waverly Jaycees Scholarship Fund or the Santa Fe FFA.

MIRIAM EATON 11/23/14


Miriam Denise Eaton, age 64,of Boonville, died on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014.

Funeral services will be at the church at 10:00am on Wednesday, November 26th. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery.  

Visitation will be held at Firm Foundation Foursquare Church on Tuesday, November 25th from 6:00 until 8:00pm. Memorials are suggested to the Firm Foundation Church.

Miriam is survived by her husband, Mel, of the home, their son, Michael and his wife, Cindi  Eaton, of Gardner, Kan., and daughter, Melody Anne and her husband,Chris Dowling, of Boonville. Her sister, Ida Wimpy and her husband, David, of Jonesboro, Ark. also survive. Her death will leave a void in the minds and hearts of her grandchildren; James and Allie Dowling, Tyler Hundley, Holly, Sarah Grace and Abigale Grace Eaton. 

STACY WARE 11/23/14


Stacy Danielle Ware, age 44, of Sedalia, died on Friday, November 21st, 2014.

Graveside services will be at 11:00am on Tuesday, November 25th at Crown Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 10:45am on Tuesday at Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia. Memorial contributions are suggested to the family.

In addition to her husband, survivors include two children, Cory Adamson, of Osage Beach, and Josie Adamson, of the home; a brother, Craig, of Sedalia; and four sisters, Michelle, of Tomball, Texas, Jackie, of Tomball, Texas, Jenny, of Prairie View, Texas, and Linda, of New York City.
She was preceded in death by her parents.

LEETA SCOTT 11/23/14


Leeta F. Scott, age 93, of Tipton, died on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday, November 25th at Tipton Masonic Cemetery.

Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles is in charge of arrangements.

REV. HOMER KURTH 11/23/14


Rev. Homer H. Kurth, 99, of Alma, died on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, November 29th at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alma. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Alma.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 7:30pm on Friday, November 28th, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Concordia.  Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or The Lutheran Good Shepherd Home.

Survivors include five children: Robert Kurth and wife, Joyce, of Alma, Nola Pollman, of Lincoln, Neb., Walter Kurth and wife, Fredelyn, of San Tan Valley, Ariz., Arthur Kurth and wife, Sue, of Grain Valley, and Thomas Kurth and wife, Tracy, of Alma; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Wilma Lancaster of Offerle, Kan.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Woodrow, Reinhart and Gerhart Kurth; and two sisters, Gertrude Witte and Vera Buss.

JOHN NOLL 11/24/14


John Earl Noll, age 78, of Wien, died on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30am on Tuesday, November 25th at Saint Mary of the Angels Catholic Church in Wien. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 4:30pm on Monday, November 24th at the church, with rosary and prayer service at 7:30pm. The family suggests memorials to the Saint Mary of the Angels restoration fund or Mass offerings in John's name.

Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline is in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be sent to the funeral home.

JOHN HERT 11/22/14


John Hert, age 94, of Fayette, died Thursday, November 20th, 2014.

Private family graveside services will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, November 24th, at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Fayette. Arrangements are under the direction of Carr-Yager Funeral Home in Fayette.

Survivors include three children, Bill Hert of Fayette, Carolyn Hert of Columbia and Dr. Susan Hert of Seattle, Washington and two grandchildren, Tyler and Alice Hert of Columbia.

In addition to his parents, Louis and Maude Fulks Hert, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Byrd Bloom Hert and by one brother and three sisters.

JAMES SHAMRELL 11/21/14


James Lawrence Shamrell, age 96, of Mayview, died Friday, November 21st, 2014.
 
Memorial graveside services will be at 1:00pm on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville. Inurnment with military rites will follow at the cemetery. 

Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or the American Kidney Association. Arrangements are under the direction of Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home in Odessa.
 
Survivors include one daughter, Sue Willard and husband Bob of Mayview, MO; 3 grandchildren, Jim Willard of Kansas City, MO, Christin Bamman and husband Chris of Grain Valley, MO and Mandy Sappington and husband Scott of Grain Valley, MO; 6 great grandchildren, Michael, Harrison and Isabella Bamman; Ridge, Cole, and Carter Sappington.
 
In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Ralph, Pat, and Edward Shamrell.

JAMES HUFF, SR. 11/21/14


James Leroy Huff Sr., age 75, of Marshall, died Friday, November 21st, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Wednesday, November 26, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Burial will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall.

Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30am on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

He is survived by one daughter, Lisa Berger and husband, Randy of Marshall; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; seven siblings: Maxine Combs of Boonville, MO, Donald Huff of Marshall, Charles Ray Huff of Higbee, MO, Mary Ruth Riley of Springfield, MO, Janice Arth and Joyce Seitz both of Marshall and Kathy Derboven of Moberly, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Clarence James Huff and Gertrude Mae Ford Huff, and wife, Judy A. Pannell, he was preceded in death by one son, James L. (Jimmy) Huff Jr.; one daughter, Joyce Robison; and two brothers, William E. Huff and Bobby Joe Huff.

NEVA ALLEN 11/21/14


Neva Allen, age 76, of Brookfield, died Friday, November 21st, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, November 25th, at Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery in Brookfield.

Visitation will be from 11:00am until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Saving Every Victim in care of the funeral home.

MILDRED WAREHAM 11/20/14


Mildred Wareham, age 92 of Columbia, formerly of Boonville, died Friday, November 14th, 2014.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00am on Monday, November 24th, at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Boonville.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel in Boonville.

MURIEL GAYLORD 11/20/14


Muriel Gaylord, age 79, of Keytesville, died Wednesday, November 19th, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Monday, November 24th, at Breshears Memorial Chapel in Brunswick. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in DeWitt.

Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00am on Monday at the funeral home.

RICHARD SULLIVAN 11/20/14


Richard Lee Sullivan, age 72, of Marshall, died Wednesday, November 19th, 2014.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, December 6th, at Meisenheimer Funeral Home in Otterville. Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00am at the funeral home.

He is survived by a son, Richard L. Sullivan, II, of the home; a daughter, Melanie Underwood, of Jackson, Mississippi; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; several cousins and foster cousins.

In addition to his wife of 49 years, Mary, he is preceded in death by a daughter, Sgt. Tabatha M. Goyette; his foster parents; and several aunts and uncles.

SHIRLEY DeWEESE 11/19/14


Shirley DeWeese, age 79, of Brunswick, died on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, November 24th at Mendon Christian Church.

Breshears Memorial Chapel in Brunswick is in charge of cremation arrangements.
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