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Melissa Jean Smith, age 52, daughter of Norman Douglas and Esther Cullum Shoen, was born May 3, 1967, in Flint, Mich. She passed away in her home on Oct. 17, 2019, at Bucyrus, Mo.

Joyce Ann Meizler, age 74, passed away Nov. 8, 2019, at her home in Houston, Mo., with family by her side. She was born March 2, 1945, in St. Louis, Mo., to Melvin and Iva (Breeden) Adey.

Mary Evelyn Joens (Owens), age 77, daughter of Glen Melvin Owens and Maude Marie Alma (Stark) Owens was born Aug. 19, 1942, in Doniphan, Mo. She passed away on Nov. 4, 2019, in her treasured home at Hog Creek Farms, Houston, Mo. After a courageous battle against cancer, God came to take her …

Wade Leroy Spencer, son of Leroy and Deloris (Lawler) Spencer, was born Nov. 20, 1961, in Springfield, Mo., and departed this life Nov. 2, 2019, in Pensacola, Fla. He was 57 years, 11 months and 13 days of age.

Carl Clark Willson, 76, passed away Nov. 3,  2019, at home. He was born Oct. 16, 1943, in Bucyrus, Mo., to Clark and Ida Rose Newacheck Willson.

Charles M. Hartman, Jr. was born on Dec. 24, 1925, in Leeper, Mo., to Charles and Lura (Roberts) Hartman. He passed away on Oct. 30, 2019, in his home in Sarcoxie, Mo., at the age of 93. 

Sandra Lee (Tippets) Echols passed away on Oct. 23, 2019, at the age of 71, at her home in Roby, Mo.  She was born in Corvallis, Ore., on April 30, 1948, to Wayne Maxwell and Scharlene (Willis) Tippets.

Mary Emma (Barkley) Tyger, the daughter of the late Gennie Mae Walker and the late Berry Washington Barkley, was born Jan. 14, 1934, in Ripley, Mississippi. She was one of 15 children.

Beverly Jean Nielsen Nelson, 87, was born to Daniel and Edith Petersen Nielson on Aug.18, 1932, in Norma, N.D.. She passed away on Oct. 16, 2019, at Cox South, Springfield, Mo.

Brenda Lee Stapp, 60, was born Aug. 21, 1959, in Houston, Mo., to Paul and Edna Carter Goodman. She passed away Oct. 20, 2019, at Cox South, Springfield.

Stanley LaMont Dean, age 82, passed away Oct. 8, 2019, at his home in Houston, Mo. He was born April 21, 1937, to Malcolm and Edith (Jones) Dean in Sheridan Township in Dunn County, Wis.

Danny Joe Smith, 57, the son of Jesse and Katherine Goodman Smith, was born on Nov. 14, 1961, at St. Louis.  He passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at Mountain View.

James (Jim) Michael Williams, age 79, son of W. Paul and Celia (Myers) Williams, was born on Nov 18, 1939, in Kansas City, Mo., and passed away on Oct. 15, 2019. 

Janet Ruth Bell, age 72, daughter of Sylvia (Cole) and Melvin DeWitt was born July 26, 1947, in Raymondville, Mo.  Janet passed away in the comfort of her son’s home in Labadie, Mo. 

Joe Don Lowe, Sr., age 89, son of William Edward and Thelma (Read) Lowe was born July 9, 1930 in Hornersville, Mo.  He passed away Oct. 12, 2019, at Texas County Memorial Hospital, Houston, Mo.

Lois Evelyn Yates was born Jan. 8, 1926, at Nebo. Mo., to Cecil Elmer and Nancy Myrtle Blankenship Handley. She passed away Oct 10, 2019, at Plato.

James Henry Clem, Jr, age 79, was born in Kansas City, Mo., to James Henry and Ruth (Munden) Clem. He passed away Oct. 6, 2019 at his home in Licking, Mo.

Ida May Lewis was born Feb. 27, 1924, in Texarkana, Texas, to Simon Columbus Talbert and Mary Alma Clinkingbeard Talbert.  She passed away Oct. 7, 2019, at Houston House.

Donald W. Maloney was born on June 2, 1927, in Centerview, Mo., to Rufus Henley and Effie Bell (Whitley) Maloney. He passed away on Oct. 1, 2019, at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston, Mo., at the age of 92.

Kyle Duane Tarpley,  60, of Elk Creek, passed away Oct. 5, 2019. He was born at St. Anthony Hospital of Michigan City, Ind., to Richard and Carol Tarpley.

Bonnie Carter, age 88, daughter of James Ervin and Dora Serepta (Smith) Jackson was born Jan. 23, 1931, in Bucyrus, Mo. She passed away Oct. 3, 2019, at her home in Bucyrus, Mo.

Troy Lee Boyd, 88, son of Millard F. and Samantha E. Morgan Boyd, was born April 23, 1931, at Eunice. He passed away Sept. 30, 2019, at his Success home.

Delmer Campbell, 97, Warsaw, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at St. Luke's Hospital, Plaza, Kansas City.

Bettie Lou Patterson Hill was born June 30, 1935, to Garland William Henry Patterson and Elva May Beasley Patterson at Raymondville, Mo. She passed on Sept. 16, 2019, at Houston House at the age of 84 years old after a two-year battle with Stage IV Colon Cancer.

Alice Marie Carlson, age 84, of Plato, Mo., daughter of Willard and Clara (Benjamin) Schafer was born April 17, 1935, in Holyoke, Colo., and today we are celebrating her life.