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Betty “Susie” Hensley, 79, of Lee’s Summit, Mo,  passed away Jan. 3, 2020, following a battle with cancer.

Billie Jean Gibson, age 90, daughter of Emmett and Emma (Cornett) Dutton was born March 15, 1929. She passed away January 12, 2020, at her daughters’ home in West Alton, Mo.

Sharlane (Bullock) Atkisson, age 80, daughter of Elmer Bullock and Orba (Dodson) Bullock, was born June 20, 1939 in the Raymondville, Mo., area. She passed away on Jan. 13, 2020, at Texas County Memorial Hospital.

William Anthony Garrison, 50, son of Arthur and Aleda York Oglesby, was born July 8, 1969, in Houston, Mo. He passed away suddenly Jan. 11, 2020, at Texas County Memorial Hospital.

Myles Edward Geer of Yukon passed away on Jan. 3, 2020.  He was born to Myles Henry and Rose B. Geer of July 19, 1927, in Milltown, N.J.  He is survived by his wife, Susan A. Geer, his sons, Edward M. and his wife Mary E. of Yukon; Peter D. and his wife Karen Geer of Yukon; LTC Scott W. Geer…

Gladys Opal Benson Ward Sells was born on Sept. 19, 1920, at Raftville, Mo., to Clarence Edward “C.E.” Benson and Elsie Mae (Kimrey) Benson.  She went home to be with her Lord on Dec. 31, 2019, at the age of 99, at Hickory Manor, Licking, Mo.

Harley Glenn Bowman, 80, son of Harley E. and Naomi Long Bowman, was born Jan. 10, 1939, in Wooster, Ohio. He passed away Jan. 1, 2020, in Houston, Mo.

Rose Jane Bolden, 56, daughter of Jack and Virginia Peavy Gibson, was born May 6, 1963, in Rockford, Ill. She passed away Jan. 2, 2020, at St. Bernard Hospital, Jonesboro, Ark.

Kathy Marie Romine Kirkwood abruptly passed on Dec. 26, 2019, at the age of 66. She was born in Detroit, Mich., on May 23, 1953, to Gaylon Romine and Wilma (Nettles) Franklin. She became a Texas County native as a young teen. She attended Houston High School where she was a commendable stude…

Services for Kathy Marie Kirkwood, 66, of Cabool, are 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at Evans Funeral Home, Houston.

Junior Lee Brill, 96 of Mountain Grove, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, at his home.  He was born in Plato, Mo., on March 11, 1923, the son of General Lee and Gladys (Scott) Brill.  He began school in Astoria, after which the family moved to Houston, Mo.  He took one year off in…

Robert Houston Moyer, 85 of Cabool, Mo., passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, at his home.  He was born on June 1, 1934, in Pampa, Texas, the son of Paul and Mary Houston Moyer.  His family then relocated back to Lamar, Colo., where he was raised and attended Lamar High School; while in school…

Marilou (Courtney) Candela, daughter of Marvin and Johnna Mae (DeWeese) Courtney was born Aug. 16, 1936 at the farmhouse in Licking, Mo., and went to be with Jesus Dec. 22, 2019 at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, Fla.

Robert “Bob” Moyer, 85 of Cabool,  passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, at his home.

Rev. Gary Allen Carter, 65, of Licking passed away Dec. 20, 2019.  He was born on May 12, 1954, in Lexington, the son of Francis L. and Doris J. Hackely Carter. 

Loren H. Johnson, 77 of Cabool, passed away on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at his home.  He was born on May 14, 1942, in Solo, the son of Harold and Zula Erwin Johnson. 

Bonnie N. Hart, age 92, daughter of Joseph Albert and Verda May (Green) Splechter was born.

Jeremy G. Collins, age 41 of Linn, Mo., and formerly of Houston, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Wayne Franklin Fisher, age 76, was born April 14, 1943, in St Louis, Mo., to James Claude Fisher and Vera Caroline (Vollmar). He lost his father at the young age of 8. The family returned to Texas County, residing in the Raymondville and Licking area. He passed away Dec. 15, 2019, at Hickory…

Gerald Creason, a 1955 graduate of Houston High School, passed away Dec. 9, 2019, in Sequin, Wash.

Sandra “Sandy” S. Tweed, age 76, of Raymore, Mo., passed away on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019.

Rosalva (Rosie) Haro Lannen, 70, of Mesa, Ariz., passed away on Dec. 2, 2019. She was married to the grandson of H. Marvin Marlow and Ada Marlow (nee Johnson). Ada was the daughter of Frank and Nellie Johnson of Houston, Mo. Rosie was born in Los Angeles, Calif., on April 27, 1949.

Joan Marie Smith, age 74, daughter of Ignatius and Rose (Duriavig) Mulitsch was born Sept. 13, 1945, in St. Louis, Mo. She passed away Dec. 4, 2019, at her home in Raymondville, Mo.

Cora Belle Dryer, 66, was born March 9, 1953, in Hutchinson, Kan., to Phineas and Katie Knepp Schrock. She passed away on Dec. 3, 2019, in Huggins from ALS.

Skyler Lakota “Little Bird” Chretien, 19, was born Aug. 19, 2000, in Poplar Bluff to Cheryl Chretien. He passed away Dec 2, 2019, at Mercy in Springfield.