Ruth Marie (Cook) Kimrey, age 88, of Plato, Mo., passed away on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Texas County Memorial Hospital, Houston, Mo. She was born Oct. 11, 1932 in Cookville, Mo., to Leo and Vera (Thomas) Cook.

Dr. Dan Brown, of Rolla, former State Senator, passed away Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at the age of 70.

Glenda Arlene O’Neil, 83, of Houston, MO went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 17, 2020.  She is now in the presence of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Loren (Jay) Lester Hale Jr. passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 11, 2021, at the age of 90. 

James R. “Jim” Halbrook, 87, of Clinton, Mo., gained his heavenly address early Sunday morning, May 9, 2021, at Sylvia G. Thompson Residence in Sedalia, Mo.

Vincent DePaul Zahnle, age 69, of Plato, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Known to his family and friends as either Vince or Paul, he was born on Jan. 1, 1952, in Franklin, Ind., to Vincent LeRoy Zahnle and Cozette Evangeline (Zickefoose) Zahnle.

Raymond Gene Jennings, 93, of Houston, Mo., passed away May 6, 2021, at Texas County Memorial Hospital, Houston, Mo. He was born July 15, 1927, in Thornfield, Mo., to William and Nellie Hargi Jennings.

Mildred (Lankford) Adey, 86 years, 11 months, 22 days, and approximately 2,744,841,800 seconds, daughter of Delmar and Minnie Eugenia (Jackson) Lankford was born May 12, 1934, in Seneca, Mo. She died May 4, 2021, at Texas County Memorial Hospital, Houston, Mo.

John Dwayne Sigman, 65, of West Plains, Mo., passed away on May 6, 2021.  He was born to Elmer and Roberta (Burnham) Sigman on Feb. 10, 1956, in Cabool, Mo. John was a hard worker as a machinist. He loved animals and enjoyed the outdoors through camping, boating, canoeing and fishing.

Robert Michael “Mike” Joens, age 57, son of Robert Lewis Joens and Mary Evelyn (Owens) Joens, was born March 3, 1964, in Frankfurt, Germany. He passed away on May 2, 2021, at Hog Creek Farms, Houston, Mo. After a courageous battle against colon, lung and brain cancer, he is being welcomed by…

Lucy Carol McCombs Kruse passed away May 1, 2021, in Houston, Mo.  Lucy was born on Aug. 5, 1941, in St. Louis, Mo., to Jennings and Leah Johnston McCombs.  She married Dewayne Kruse on Sept. 3, 1966, in Licking, Mo. 

Cherie Jo Dixon, age 66, passed away April 30, 2021, at Texas County Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was born Sept. 10, 1954, in Nevada, Iowa, to Ralph and Jean (Smith) Kinyon.

Mary Frances Wade Perkins of Roby, Mo., 80, passed away April 28, 2021. She was born Aug. 26, 1940, to Earl and Virginia Ballance Hutchins in Rader, Mo.

LeAnn Denise Stallcup, 60, of Marshfield, Mo., passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021, at Marshfield Care Center, Marshfield, Mo. She was born Oct. 28, 1960, to Herbert (Bob) and Evelyn Fetrow Stallcup in Houston, Mo.

Gertrude "Gene" Wolfe of Plato, Mo., 91, passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021.  She was 91.  She was born on Feb. 12, 1930, to Gertie Hildebrand and Porter "Port" Wiseman in Evening Shade, Mo.  

Donald Eugene Owens, 77, passed away April 21, 2021, at his home in Licking, Mo.  

Aweda Loretta (Jeffries) McDowell was born Dec. 28, 1923, in Roby, Mo.; the first of eight children to Jess Clifford and Minnie (Biram) Jeffries. Aweda joined her Lord and Savior April 20, 2021, at her home in Licking, Mo., surrounded by loved ones. She was 97 years, 3 months, and 23 days of age.

Sandra Grove West, age 77, daughter of Leroy Grove and Delores Myers Troupe, was born Nov. 14, 1943, in South Bend, Ind.

Claudia Carlene Aldridge, 78,  passed away Saturday, April 17, 2021, while at her home.  She was born on April 5, 1943, in Graff, Mo., the daughter of Hobert and Dollie Greenlee Crewse.  

Madge was born on Aug. 29, 1927, in Solo, Mo., to Robert and Stella (Sigman) Rust. The only girl with four brothers. Madge graduated from Houston High School and worked in an office in Columbus, Ohio, at a Curtis-Wright airplane factory during the last part of World War II.

John T. Forbes, 92, of Springfield, Mo., was born on April 1, 1929, in rural Mountain Grove, Mo.   After a sudden illness, John passed away peacefully in Cox Hospital in Springfield on April 11, 2021.  He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Burley and Gladys (Campbell) Forbes; tw…

Freda Lorraine Belshe, daughter of Ray Boren and Ada (Jones) Boren, was born Nov. 8, 1937, in St. James, Mo, and passed away April 10, 2021, at the Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston, Mo.

Isaac “Ike” Leon Ashby, age 91, was born March 12, 1930, to Isaac Franklin and Julia Mae Overton Stewart Ashby. Ike was born in the Promise Land community of Blytheville Ark., at the family home. His mother often said, “Leon was born over in that corner there,” while pointing to a corner in …

Larry Ross Hill was born Aug. 28, 1955, to Wilmer Ross Hill and Bettie Lou Patterson Hill at St. Louis, Mo. He passed on April 7, 2021, at his home in Houston, Mo., at the age of 65 years old after a short illness.