Norma V. Williams, age 94, left this world on Feb. 20, 2021, to be with her Lord. She was the daughter of Enoch and Frances (Allen) Sunderland and born July 4, 1926, on a farm north of Callao, Mo.

Sara Jeanette (Bilderback) Dodds, age 43, daughter of Sue (Stark) Hodges and Marvin Bilderback, was born March 18, 1977, in Houston, Mo. She passed away Feb. 18, 2021, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo.

Carol Sue Wake 76, of Mountain Grove,  passed away Feb. 19, 2021.  The daughter of Clyde and Mescal Reed Angerman, she was born Feb. 11, 1945, in Abilene, Texas.

Kathy Jo Manier, age 67, daughter of Edward and Lucille Jobe, was born on Feb. 19, 1953, in Cole County, Mo. She passed away Feb. 17, 2021, at her home in Houston, Mo.

Vernon Glenn Hughes, age 87, son of Allen Glenwood Hughes and Cleo Nadine Hulsey, stepson of Leroy Phares, was born June 25, 1933, in Elvins, Mo. He passed away Feb. 18, 2021, at Texas County Memorial Hospital, Houston.

Verlin Noel Altom, 77, of Houston, Mo., passed away on Feb. 15, 2021, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo. He was surrounded by his family’s love.

Katherine (Kate) Lorene Smith was born April 6, 1945, in her home in Elk Creek, Mo., to Paul Daniel Goodman Sr. and Edna Irene (Carter) Goodman. Katherine was raised in the Houston, Mo., area with her six brothers and sisters.

Phyllis Jane Masters, age 84, of Houston, Mo., passed away Feb. 10, 2021, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Donna Masters in Liberal, Mo.

Steven Morris McCarry, age 77, son of John and Hazel (Wilson) McCarry was born Jan. 19, 1944, in Bendon, Mich. He passed away Feb. 7, 2021, at home in Houston, Mo.

Elsie Lorene Bolding Creason, 98, was born July 16, 1922, near Plato, Mo., to Lilly Myrtle Burris and Frank Andrew Bolding.  She passed away Feb. 7, 2021, in Houston, Mo.

Adaline Katherina Plyushchev, the daughter of Nickolas and Laney Fuwell Plyushchev was born Feb. 3, 2021, in St. Louis, Mo., and passed away that day.

Kyle Sillyman was born in Salem, Mo., on May 2, 1939, to Frank and Fern (Douglas) Sillyman. He passed away Feb. 5, 2021, at his home in Houston, Mo., after a lengthy illness. He was 81 years of age.

Debbie (Debra) Lynn Starr, age 66, daughter of Virgil and Sylvia (Tate) Bridges, was born Feb. 4, 1955, in Port Hueneme, Calif. She lost her battle with cancer while at home in her sleep on Feb. 5, 2021.

Robert (Bob) L. Burkey, age 84, son of Eddie and Mary (Jones) Burkey was born Nov. 10, 1936, in Tindall, Mo. He passed away Jan. 31, 2021, at University Hospital in Columbia.

Alice Joan Gourley, of Rolla, Mo., was born to Nelson David and Hazel Erma Yeates Igou (Gale) on March 25, 1940, in Summersville, Mo., and passed from this life into the waiting arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Jan. 31, 2021, at Rolla Health and Rehabilitation, in Rolla, after a lengthy …

Travis Lee Swearengin, age 32, son of Kent and Eva (L’Heureux) Swearengin was born Nov. 7, 1988, in Columbia, Mo. He died Jan. 29, 2021 in Vichy, Mo.

Kenneth Joe Barnes, 90, died peacefully at Missouri Veterans home in St. James on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. He was born Nov. 6, 1930, in Stone County, Mo., the son of Lee and Kate (Williams) Barnes. 

Garry Elmer Barton, age 77, of Stoutland, Mo., passed away Jan. 22, 2021, at Phelps Health, Rolla, Mo., from COVID-19. He was born June 28, 1943, in Summersville, Mo., to Elmer and Sylvia (Morgan) Barton.

Myron Criswell Downey was born Jan. 21, 1976, to Diane Criswell and Ken Downey in Columbia, Mo., and left this life on Sept. 29, 2020. He is preceded in death by his mother, Diane; one brother, Corey Pachmayr; his grandparents, Walter and Helen Downey; and his close family friend, Karen Yate…

Eula May Vaughan, age 86, daughter of Ransom and Lillie (Stevenson) Williams, was born May 27, 1934, in Roby, Mo. She passed away on Jan. 18, 2021, at her home in Plato, Mo.

Peggy Ann Sanders, age 78, passed away Jan. 18, 2021, after a brief stay at Autumn Oaks Nursing Home, Mountain Grove, Mo. She was born Sept. 11, 1942, in Norfork, Ark., to Theodore and Nora “Lucy” Clark.

Debra Ann Clover, age 64, of Billings, Mo., entered into rest suddenly Jan. 18, 2021, at her home. She was born Aug. 25, 1956, in Rich Hill, Mo., to Noble Aaron and Fern Helen (Lawrence) King.

James Daniel Coats, age 51, of Des Peres, Mo., passed away of natural causes on Jan. 13, 2021.  He was born in Mt. Vernon, Ill., on Jan. 29, 1969, to Robert Gene and Eleanor Ruth (Johnson) Coats. 

Sharon Jeanell Henry, 91, of Raymondville passed away Jan. 18, 2021,  at Phelps Health in Rolla, MO.  She was born on Jan.  8, 1930, in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of William and Tressie Good.

Thena Ilena (Peck) Dampier was born June 27, 1934, in Wright County, Mo., to John Henry and Maude Wade Peck.  She went to be with her Lord on Jan. 15, 2021, after a long illness.  She is survived by her husband, Robert (Bob) Loren Dampier, and her children,  Sidney Glenn Crowley III, Rhode I…