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Obituaries

BRETT NEWCOMB 12/22/14


Brett Newcomb, age 27, of Westminster, Colorado, formerly of Carrollton, died on Saturday, December 20th, 2014.

Memorials services will be held at 3:00pm on Friday, December 26th, 2014, at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton.

The family will receive friends at 1:00pm on Friday at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials to H.E.L.P. Services Cancer Fund.

Survivors include: parents, Dr. Richard and Kathryn Newcomb, of Carrollton and sister, April Renee Drummond, of Dayton, Ohio.

JERRY ETHINGTON, JR. 12/22/14


Jerry Ethington, Jr., age 41, of Bosworth, died on Thursday, December 18th, 2014.

No services will be held at this time.

Survivors include: wife, Tracy Ethington; children, Todd McDowell, Tyler McDowell, Austin Ethington.

Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton is in charge of arrangements.

EDITH PUDGE 12/22/14


Edith Pudge, age 96, of Omaha, Nebraska, formerly of Carrollton, died on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014.

Services will be held at a later date under the direction of Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton.

KENDALL WHITNEY 12/22/14


Funeral services for Kendall Whitney, age 21, of Lexington, will be held on Tuesday, December 23rd at 2:00pm at Lexington United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Monday, December 22nd, from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the church.  In Lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be made to the Ewing’s Sarcoma Cancer Research Fund.
 
Walker Nadler Fuller Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements.

Kendall David Whitney was born on September 17th, 1993 in Kansas City, Mo., to David and Mary Walker Whitney.  Kendall was a 2012 graduate of Lexington High School, Lexington.

ROSE WILLIAMS 12/22/14


Rose Williams, age 74, of Carrollton, died on Saturday, December 20th, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, December 23rd, at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton.

The family will receive friends from 1:00-1:45pm on Tuesday, December 23rd, at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials to Baptist Children's Home or First Christian Church of Eldon, Mo.

Survivors include Rose's mother, Ruth Williams, of Carrollton and sister, Shirley Williams, of Columbia.

NELLIE CLEMENS 12/21/14


Nellie Clemens, 69, of rural Marshall died Saturday, December 20th.   Funeral arrangements are to be under the direction of the Campbell-Lewis funeral home In Marshall.

ARTHUR EMMETT "BUD' MAHER 12/20/14


Arthur  Emmett "Bud"  Maher,, 78, of Brookfield, died Thursday, December 18th.
   Funeral services will be held Monday , December 22nd at 10:00 a.m.  at Rhodes Funeral Home in Brookfield.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will start at noon Sunday, December 21st at the funeral home, with the family receiving friends from 2:00-5:00 p.m.   Memorials are suggested to the Peska cancer fund, in care of the funeral home.

CAMERON ROBERT HAVERLY 12/20/14


Cameron Robert Haverly, 84 of Sedalia  died Saturday, December 20th .   There will be no services.  Arrangements are under the direction of the  Rea Funeral Chapel

CHARLES WEST 12/19/14


Charles Steven "Steve" West, age 54, of Excelsior Springs, died on Thursday, December 18th, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, December 23rd, at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Burial will be at 2:00pm on Tuesday in Newcomer Cemetery in Mendon.

Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00am on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to donor's choice.

NORMA MORRIS 12/18/14


Norma Morris, age 95, of Marshall, died Thursday, December 18th, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Monday, December 22nd, at First Baptist Church in Marshall. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall.

Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00am on Monday at the church. Memorials may be made to family choice in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall.

Survivors include one brother, Max Wales of Marshall; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Carmen Long and Gretchen Caton; and four brothers, Jack Wales, Don Wales, Ted Wales and Phil Wales.

BETTY UNDERWOOD 12/18/14


Betty Lou Underwood, age 74, of Salisbury, died Thursday, December 18th, 2014.

Visitation is Tuesday, December 23rd from noon until 1:30pm with services following at 1:30pm at Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury, with burial in the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Jacksonville. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Safe Passage in Moberly.

She is survived by three brothers George Neds of Maple Valley, WA, Ralph Edward Neds of Kansas City, MO, Dale Neds of Auburn, WA, several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, an infant son Otis Tip Underwood.


 

BRUCE GERDES 12/18/14


Bruce L. Gerdes, age 61, of Salisbury, died Wednesday, December 17th, 2014.

Services will be held at 10:00am on Monday, December 22nd, at Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury. Burial will be in Mendon Cemetery in Mendon. 

Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00pm on Sunday, December 21st, at Summerville Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Bruce Gerdes Memorial Fund.

He is survived by two sons Tony (Amber ) Gerdes of Doniphan, NE, Shawn Gerdes of Salisbury, MO, two daughters Veronica (John) Haynes of Chillicothe, MO, Brandy (Bradd) Bussinger of Bassett, NE, two brothers Steve Gerdes of Ranger, TX, Charlie Gerdes of Auburn, NE, three sisters Loraine Eschbach of Blue Bell, PA, Marge Essink of Lincoln, NE, Melanie Richards of Sioux Falls, SD, fifteen grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

JAMES CAMPBELL 12/18/14


James “Jimmie” Campbell, age 66, of Wellington, died Thursday, December 18th, 2014.

Services will be held at 10:00am on Monday, December 22nd, at United Methodist Church in Wellington. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00pm on Sunday, December 21st, at Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home in Lexington.

WILLIAM BROOKS 12/17/14


William Dennis Brooks, age 87, of Cole Camp, died Wednesday, December 17th, 2014.

Services will be held at 11:00am on Monday, December 22nd, at Windsor Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville.

Visitation will be held from from 6:30-8:00pm on Sunday, December 21st, at Fox Funeral Home in Cole Camp; visitation will also take place Monday at 10:00am at the church preceding the service.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the donor's choice.

Survivors include his wife, Laverne Helen Edna Wallrath Brooks; one son, Carl Brooks and his wife Linda of Columbia, MO; three daughters, Gail Heimsoth and husband Darryl, of Cole Camp, Billie Brooks of Cottonwood, AZ, and Louise Reiter and husband Bryan of Springfield, MO; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by by his parents, Carlie Wenten and Maggie Elizabeth Harrod Brooks; two brothers, Carlie Dow and Elmer Wenten; and seven sisters, Bessie Marie Brooks, Anna Mae Brooks, Russie Lucelia Lanz Shelton, Elsie Elizabeth Schlicter, Dorothy Mary Brooks, Lucy Louise Wakefield, and Betty Delores DePrenger.

JERRY RAFFERTY 12/17/14


Jerry Rafferty, age 52, of Marceline, died Sunday, December 14th, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Monday, December 22nd, at Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at 9:00am on Monday at the funeral home.

Private burial will be at a later date.

GERTRUDE SHANNON 12/17/14


Gertrude Silvers Shannon, age 92, of Lexington, died Saturday, November 29th, 2014.

Graveside memorial services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, December 27th, at Machpelah Cemetery in Lexington.

Arrangements are under the direction of Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home in Lexington.

MILO BUTTS 12/16/14


Milo Lee Butts, age 66, of Sedalia, died Monday, December 15th, 2014.

A Celebration of Life and funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, December 22nd, at Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia. Burial will be in Highland Sacred Gardens.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Memorials are suggested to the family in care of the funeral chapel.

Besides his wife, he is survived by four children, Tina Butts of La Monte, Quentin Butts, Christina Butts and Catherine Butts all of Sedalia; one sister, Althia (Thomas) Stephens of Desert Hot Springs, CA; two brothers, Wesley (Gloria) Butts of Montrose, MO and Larry (Lynn) Butts of Mattoon, IL; seven grandchildren, and one great grandson.
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