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Obituaries

DEBORAH ELLIOTT 11/28/14


Deborah J. Elliott, age 59, of Brunswick, died Saturday, November 15th, 2014.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, December 6th, at Brunswick City Cemetery, followed by a Celebration of Life gathering at the DeWitt Community Center.

Arrangements are under the direction of Breshears Memorial Chapel in Brunswick.

RICHARD STEARNS 11/27/14


Richard W. Stearns, age 87, of Sarver, Pennsylvania, formerly of Salisbury, died on November 25th, 2014.

Visitation is Monday, December 1st from Noon until 1:45pm with Mason Service and services following at the Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury, with burial and military graveside services at Eastlawn Memory Gardens in Salisbury.

Richard is survived by his wife Betty of the home, a son Daniel (Darrylss) Stearns, of Venice, Fla., daughter Janet (Robert) Robitaille, of Olathe, Kan., stepdaughter Carol Whitehouse, of Jackson Center, Penn., grandson Scott Stearns (Melissa), of Venice, Fla, granddaughter Allie Robitaille, of Olathe, Kan., great grandsons Tanner and Jacob, step grandson Scott (Betty) Fitzgerald and step great grandson Jesse McIntyre, a sister Pat Potts of Champaign, Ill., and several nieces and nephews.  Richard was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Norma, a sister Doris Ely.

JOHN BURNSIDE 11/27/14


Cremation memorial services for 83-year-old John Burnside, of Carrollton, who died on Friday, November 21st, 2014, will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, December 6th at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton.

The family suggests memorials to Carrollton United Methodist Church or H.E.L.P. Services.

LAVINIA HANSEN 11/27/14


Lavinia L. Hansen, age 88, of Hale, died on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30pm on Saturday, December 6th at Hale Methodist Church.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00pm on Friday, December 5th at the church. The family suggests memorials to Hale Methodist Church or Hospice Compassus.

Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton is in charge of arrangements.

Lavinia is survived by her husband, Dr. Norman Hansen, of Hale; one son, Dana Hansen, of Jefferson City; and one daughter, Patricia Hansen Valentine, of Jefferson City.

SHEILA DUFFEY SHARP 11/26/14


Sheila R. Sharp, age 49, of Warrensburg, died Monday, November 24th, 2014.

Services will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, November 29th, at Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home in Lexington. Visitation will be from 11:00am until 1:00pm on Saturday at the funeral home.

CORA ROBERTS 11/26/14


Cora Roberts, age 104, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, formerly of New Franklin, died Wednesday, November 26th, 2014.

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 1st, at 11:00am at Immanuel United Church of Christ in New Franklin. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in New Franklin.

Weiker Funeral Home in Slater is in charge of arrangements.

GRACE DEUSCHLE 11/26/14


Grace M. Deuschle, age 93, of Sedalia, died Wednesday, November 26th, 2014.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, December 1st, at Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia. The family will receive friends at the chapel one hour prior to the service.

PATTY BURNETT 11/26/14


Patty Burnett, age 61, of Boonville, died on Tuesday, November 25th, 2014.

Funeral Services will be 10:00am on Saturday, November 29th at Davis Funeral Chapel in Boonville. Burial will follow in  Clarks Chapel Cemetery in Franklin.
 
Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00pm on Friday, November 28th at the funeral chapel.

TED POINTER 11/26/14


Ted Pointer, 76, of Marshall, died on Monday, November 24th, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30pm on Saturday, November 29th at First Baptist Church in Marshall. Burial will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00pm on Friday, November 28th, at the church.  Memorials may be made to New Salem Baptist Church or Fitzgibbon-Mary Montgomery Hospice in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall.

Survivors include four children, Huston (Huey) Pointer and wife, Linda, of rural Marshall, Laura (Laurie) Liesemeyer and husband, Brett, of Sedalia, Ronald (Ronnie) Pointer and wife, Kelley, of rural Marshall, and Tim Pointer and wife, Susan, of rural Marshall; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; five siblings, Homer Pointer of Marshall, Lloyd Bentley of rural Marshall, Frances Davis, of rural Marshall, John Pointer, of Marshall, and Jim Pointer, of St. Louis; numerous nieces and nephews; and companion, Shirley Fox, of Marshall.

In addition to his parents; stepmother, Edna Bentley Pointer; and his wife, Ted was preceded in death by five brothers, Henry, Joe, Roy and William R. (Bill) Pointer and Frank Bentley; and two sisters, Margaret Farnell and Louise Herndon.

WANDA BEENEY 11/25/14


Wanda Jean Beeney, age 73, of Sedalia, died Sunday, November 23rd, 2014.

Funeral services will be at 1:30pm on Saturday, November 29th, at Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia. Burial will be in Ionia Christian Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00pm on Friday at Heckart Funeral Home.

Surviving are three children: Sandy L. Ballard-Sutterby, Valli J. Beeney, and Jami M. (Donnie) Cunningham, all of Sedalia; six grandchildren: Lesley Venable, Jimmie Curry, Lori Venable, Aubrey Burkes, Eyon Cunningham and Austin Cunningham; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Raymond Thompson, of Sturgeon; and a sister, Lorrene Warren, of Kansas City.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie B. Beeney; longtime companion, William Dewayne Wiser; and six brothers and sisters.

MARY WISWALL 11/25/14


Mary Opal Wiswall, age 90, of Fayette, died Tuesday, November 25th, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, November 29th, at Friemonth-Freese Funeral Chapel in Fayette. Burial will be in Walnut Ridge Cemetery.

Visitation will take place from 6:00-8:00pm on Friday, November 28th, at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Moniteau Chapel Church in care of the funeral home.

HAROLD PEARSON 11/25/14


Harold R. Pearson, age 96, of Kansas City, formerly of Carrollton, died on Thursday, November 20th, 2014.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, November 29th at Oak Hill Cemetery in Carrollton.

The family will receive friends from 1:00-1:45pm on Saturday at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton.

The family suggests memorials to the Salvation Army, and they may be mailed to the funeral home in Carrollton.

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.

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.

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.
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