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Irja Severy Kangas of Houston was born July 18, 1919, in Zim, Minn. She is the 12th of 14 children.

Donald Robert Rust, age 68, son of Edgar and Majorie (Flowers) Rust, was born July 31, 1951, in Houston, Mo. He passed away April 4, 2020, at his home in Houston, Mo.

Paulette Faye Karnes Sutton was born Aug. 18, 1942, in Kimble, Mo., in a log cabin built by her parents, Paul and Lois Karnes.  She had four siblings, Wayne Karnes, Carol Sutton, Janet Karnes and Gerald Karnes.

Grover Lee Williams was born Aug. 29, 1927, in Pulaski County, Mo., to Leonard and Mary Etta (Lancaster) Williams. He passed away April 3, 2020, at the age of 92.

Dr. Wendell T. Henderson, 79, of Hardin, Ky., passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at the Anna Mae Owen Hospice House in Murray, Ky.  He was a retired doctor of radiology for Texas County Memorial Hospital in Missouri.  He was a 1958 graduate of South Marshall High School, Murray State U…

Diannah Lee Barrett was born on April 10, 1955, in Levelland, Texas, to Johnny William Murphy and Iva Lee Shifflett-Murphy.  She went home to the Lord on March 25, 2020.

Bettye Jane Hayes, age 94 years, 11 months and 22 days, was born March 31, 1925, in Prescott, Mo. She was the daughter of E.J. and Ola (Upton) Haney. She passed away March 22, 2020 at Texas County Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family.

Dewaine Dunigan, age 79 (2 days shy of 80), son of Thurman and Ruth (White) Dunigan, was born March 18, 1940, in Licking, Mo. He passed away March 16, 2020, at Texas County Memorial Hospital, Houston, Mo.

Richard “Cotton” Wayne Booker, 78, was born March 12, 1942, in Waynesville to Martin “Bud” and Marybelle Booker.  He passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at Licking. 

Paul was born in Houston, Mo., on March 22, 1934, and was the fifth child born to Charles Calvin King and Clara Britzman King.  Paul was raised on the family dairy farm at nearby Yukon where he attended grade school.  He attended and graduated from Houston High.  He went on to college at Sou…

Bessie Marieda Casper, age 77, was born Aug. 16, 1942, in Hawk Point, Mo., to Charles and Irene (McGinthy) Waddle. She passed away March 14, 2020, at home surrounded by family and loved ones.

Peggy J. Hansen, 79, formerly of Elk Creek, passed away Monday, March 9, 2020, at her home in Springfield.  She was born on March 22, 1940, near Gainesville, the daughter of Alva and Hazel Wilson Power.

Garnett Wayne Sliger was born at Cavaness farm in Texas County, Mo., on March 20, 1936, to Oscar and Lola (Johnson) Sliger and died March 11, 2020, in his home in Houston, Mo., at the age of nine days shy of 84.

Neva Nadine Bryant of Mountain Grove, Mo., died March 10, 2020. She was born Dec. 10, 1924, in Texas County, Mo., to Ernest and Bertha (Reaves) Smyer. On Sept. 14, 1945, she married Brodie Bryant, who preceded her in death. She married Jim Salyer on April 14, 2005. Jim also preceded Neva in …

Vivian Lucille (Haney) Davenport was born Feb. 22, 1935, in Houston, Mo., to Roy and Anna (Kirkwood) Haney. She passed away peacefully on March 9, 2020, at the age of 85, at Houston House Nursing Center in Houston, Mo., and is now with her Lord and Savior and her husband of 63 years, Kenneth…

Glen Lyle Cole, 90, of Springfield, passed away Feb. 13, 2020.

Nicole Leya Barthelmes, 42, of Licking, passed away Feb. 27, 2020, at Cox South at Springfield.

Jackie Floyd White was born March 21, 1955, in Houston, Mo., son of Bobbie Jack White and Millie (Capps) White. He departed this life March 2, 2020, at Texas County Memorial Hospital of a massive heart attack.

Ronald Roy Troutman, age 67, was born on June 26, 1952 in Waynesville, Mo., to William Roy and Norma (Weppner) Troutman. He passed away March 1, 2020.

Everett Howard Mercer Jr., 77, son of Everett Mercer Sr. and Josephine Salvajio Mercer was born March 28, 1942. in Stockton, Calif. He passed away Feb. 29, 2020, in Cabool.

Funeral services for Madaline Emma (Rasor) Young will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at James and Gahr Mortuary Chapel in Salem with Pastor Don Crockett officiating. Visitation is from 12-2  p.m. prior to the service.  Interment will be in the Green Forest Cemetery.

Charles Floyd Price, 79, of Success, passed away Feb. 12, 2020, at his home. He was born Oct. 24, 1940, in Hoxie, Ark., to Noble Wesley and Violet May Young Price.

At 8:16 a.m. on the 22nd of February 2020 Susan Ann Strickland completed her sojourn with us and returned home.  She was born on Sept. 20, 1948. at King Daughters Hospital in Columbia, Tenn., with her twin sister, Barbara Ann Whitwell, to Rose Anna Schuster and Leonard Lawrence (Arthur) Gate…

Robert (Bob) Eugene Lotz, 94, was born Feb. 18, 1926, to the late Martin and Avon (Keeney) Lotz on the family farm in Licking, Mo.  Bob went to be with the Lord while surrounded by his loving wife, Billie, and family.  He passed away Feb. 20, 2020, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Jefferson City, Mo.

Laveda Janie (Fisher) Moffett, age 71, was born to Lee and Goldie (Richardson) Fisher on July 31, 1948, in Gustine, Calif. She passed away Feb. 15, 2020, in Houston, Mo.