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Obituaries

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.

MARTHA SATTERWHITE 11/25/14


Martha E. Satterwhite, age 92, of Boonville, died on Monday, November 24th, 2014
 
Funeral services will be held at Boonsboro Christian Church at 12:00pm on Friday, November 28th. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church at 11:00 o’clock. Memorials are suggested to the Boonsboro Cemetery Assn.

Davis Funeral Chapel in Boonville is in charge of arrangements.
 
Martha was preceded in death by a son, James Allen Stephens and brothers; John G., L. Paul and Carl L. Watts and sisters, Elma Waterfield, Bernice Woods, Clara Mae Lynn and Estelle Thomas. She is survived by her husband, Bernie, of the home, daughters, Martha Ann Kivett, of Boonville, Nancy Yates, of Mechanicsville, VA and Pamela S. Kessel, of Houston, Texas, and sons, Stuart M. Satterwhite, of Ashland, VA, and Bernard M. Satterwhite, Jr. of Bellaire, Texas.Her grandchildren: Brian Satterwhite and Alissa Horn, of Texas, and Gary Kivett, of Kansas City, also survive, as well as several great and great-great grandchildren.

MARY ETTA RENNE-KOTHE 11/25/14


Mary Etta (Jones) Renne-Kothe, age 97, of Salisbury, died on Monday, November 24th, 2104.

Visitation is 1-2:00pm on Friday, November 28th, with services at 2:00pm at Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury, with burial in Eastlawn Memory Garden in Salisbury. Memorials may be made to the Salisbury City Cemetery or the Salem Lutheran Cemetery.

Mary Etta is survived by one brother Donald (Donita) Jones, of Roseburg, Ore., one stepdaughter Maxine (John) Hawkins, of Slater, one stepson Gary (Sarah) Kothe, of Salisbury, nieces, nephew and great nieces and nephews, great great nieces and nephews, great great great nieces and nephews.

Mary Etta was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, two infant daughters Norma and Mary Renne, five brothers, Cecil, Leo, Billy, Richard, and J.C. Jones, three nephews Charles, David and Ronnie Jones, a step-nephew James (Buffie) Angell, and a great-great-great niece Kaitlynn Marie Gaage.

CAROLE LACEN 11/25/14


Carole Lacen, age 73, of Higginsville, died on Sunday, November 23rd, 2014.

Memorial services will be held at 7:00pm on Wednesday, November 26th at Hoefer Funeral Chapel in Higginsville.

Burial will be the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville at a later date.

Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00pm on Wednesday at the funeral chapel.

Memorials are suggested to the Show-Me Christian Youth Home or Cedar Grove Christian Church.

Carole is survived by sons: Chuck (Dirinda) Lacen, of Higginsville and Jeffrey Scott (Patti) Lacen, of Euless, Texas; daughters: Sherry (Gary) Baier, of Higginsville; and Sonya (Roclin) Terrell, of North Kansas City; sisters: Marilyn (Fred) Ellis, of Plover, Wisc., Sharon (Duane) Brown, of Davenport, Iowa, and Audrey Hampton, of Aurora, Ill.; brothers: Glenn Hood, of Lebanon, George (Betty) Reid, of Beaver Dam, Wisc. and Jim Reid, of Kansasville, Wisc; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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.

WAYNE STANLEY 11/25/14


Wayne Stanley, age 83, of Glasgow, formerly of Franklin, died on Monday, November 24th, 2014.

Funeral services will be at 10:00am on Friday, November 28th at Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home in Fayette. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9:00-10:00am at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Rosehill Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

NORMA STIDHAM 11/24/14


Norma L. Stidham, age 91, of rural Harrisburg, died Monday, November 24th, 2014.

Funeral services will be at 11:00am on Wednesday, November 26th, at Harrisburg Christian Church in Harrisburg. Burial will be in Harrisburg Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Carr-Yager Funeral Home in Fayette.

MARY GWALTNEY ROWAN 11/26/14


Mary Sue Gwaltney Rowan, age 83, of Malta Bend, died Saturday, November 22nd, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, November 26th, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Burial will be in Carpenter Cemetery in Chilhowee, Missouri.

Visitation will be held from 1:00-2:00pm on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Carpenter Cemetery.

Her husband, Forrest Rowan, and son, Billy Franklin Gwaltney preceded her in death.

She is survived by three daughters: Flora Jean (Dana) Canning of Malta Bend, Melinda Sue Rigby of Malta Bend and Margaret Kay Hagan of Philadelphia, PA; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

MAURICE TAYLOR 11/24/14


Maurice Taylor, age 76, of Sedalia, died Thursday, November 20th, 2014.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions are suggested to the family in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.

Besides his wife, he is survived by four children, Bobbi Chaney of Taneyville, MO, Maurice Timothy Taylor of Louisville, KY, Danny Ray Taylor (Jane Marie) of Sedalia, MO, and Kimberly Ann Taylor of Sedalia, MO; one sister, Jo Collins of Long Dale, CA; eleven grandchildren, Cody, Kristi, Jessica, Brianna, Jaclyn, Dakota, Abigail, Lyric, Dalton, Martie and Binky; and his mini dachshund, Duke.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Maurine Wissman; one brother, Junior Taylor; and two beloved dogs, Pebbles and Missy.

MARGARET TURNER 11/24/14


Margaret Nell Turner, age 87, of Salisbury, died Sunday, November 23rd, 2014.

Visitation will be from 12:00-2:00pm, with services following at 2:00pm, on Wednesday, November 26th, at Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury. Burial will be in Clifton Hill Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Clifton Hill Cemetery Association or the Eldad Community Church.

She is survived by a son Gary (Donna) Turner of Salisbury, MO, two daughter's Linda (Phillip) Green of Jefferson City, MO , Dee (Randy) Sayler of Salisbury, MO, eight grandchildren Sharon (Mark) Eastin, Cindy Lancil, Melissa (Chad) Rizner, Mitch (Angie) Green, Debbie (Aaron) Minor, Tara (Gary) Kunze, Jess Teter, Ericka (Nathanael) Pegelow , 13 great grandchildren Brittan & Bill Eastin, Alex Lancil, Blake & Grant Rizner, Gabby Green, Jenny, Austin, Justin Kunze, Colton & Bella Teter, Westin & Brandon Huffmon, Adien Pegelow, 5 nephews Gene Shiflett, Larry Gilispie, Steve Turner, Nick Turner, Charlie Gilispie, two neices Kris Peter and Susan Turner. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a brother Edward A. Shiflett, and sister Lorene Gilisipie.

GEORGE BARTLETT 11/24/14


George Wayne Bartlett, age 61, of Sedalia, died Monday, November 24th, 2014.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, November 28th, at Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia. Burial will be at Hopewell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends beginning at 11:00am until service time at the funeral chapel.

Besides his wife, Debbie Campbell, he is survived by eleven children, Larry Jones of Lee’s Summit, Joseph Bartlett, Samuel Bartlett, Stephen Bartlett, Jason Bartlett all of Sedalia, Shaun Bartlett of North Dakota, Sarah Bartlett of Las Vegas, NV, Rachel Glazier, Katelyn Bartlett, Caleb Bartlett and Hope Bartlett also of Sedalia; five sisters, Joyce Fox, Judy Oakes, Pamela Bartlett and Darlene Poindexter, all of Sedalia and Joetta Fisher of Hughesville; four brothers, James Bartlett of Stover, David Bartlett of Windsor, Ronnie Bartlett of Otterville and Thomas Bartlett of Sedalia; and eighteen grandchildren.

FREDDIE GRIFFITH 11/24/14


Freddie Lee Griffith, age 87 of Otterville, died Saturday, November 22nd, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, November, 26th, at First Baptist Church in Otterville. Burial with military honors will be in Salt Fork Cemetery near Blackwater.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:00-10:00am at the church. Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church of Otterville in care of Meisenheimer Funeral Home.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine Griffith, of the home; one daughter, Cheryl Hassler, of Jefferson City; two sisters, Mary Stufflebean, of Bay Springs, Mississippi, and Beverly Nichols, of Boonville; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, one sister, and one son-in-law.

RICHARD JOHNSTON 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 "Snipe" 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. 

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.

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.

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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