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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.

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.

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.

Kenneth Lee Hall, 61, son of Robert and Esther King Hall, was born Aug. 22, 1958, in St. Louis. He passed away Sept. 24, 2019, at Mountain View Healthcare.

Barbara Lou Vaughan, daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth (Parker) Watson, was born Feb. 14, 1945, in Willow Springs, Mo., and departed this life Sept. 22, 2019, at her home in Mountain Grove, Mo. She was 74 years, 7 months, and 8 days of age.

Clifford John Elder, beloved son of Gene I. and Angelina M. Emanuele Elder, was born Feb. 16, 1953, at Oneida Hospital in Oneida, N.Y. He entered into eternal rest Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the age of 66 years.

Robert "Tom" William Garrett, 84, of Pottsville, Ark., passed away Friday, Sept. 20, 2019.  He was born January 31, 1935, in Success, Mo., to William Elba Robert Garrett and Mary Jane McCoy Garrett. 

Ireta Faye Cole, age 88, daughter of General Lee and Gladys Zelma (Scott) Brill, was born May 1, 1931, in Astoria, Mo.  She passed away Sept. 20, 2019, at her home in Houston, Mo.

Roberta (as known as Bert or Bobbie) Counts (McDaniel) escaped this mortal realm on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, at the age of 71.  We think she did it on purpose to avoid having to endure another presidential election cycle.

Virginia Lee Walker, 74, daughter of Arthur and Dorothy (Schuder) Arrowsmith, was born Dec. 7, 1944, in Philadelphia, Penn. She passed away Sept. 6, 2019, of natural causes at University Hospital, Columbia, Mo.

Iona Faye Ice Jenkins, 79, of Garden City, Mo., was born Dec. 27, 1939, in Houston, Mo., to Harlin and Sylvia “Irene” Smith Ice.

Frederick Morris McKinney was born in Rolla, Mo., on May 25, 1955, to Carl Winfred “Wink” McKinney and Wanda Mozelle Templeton McKinney.  He passed away Aug. 7, 2019. He was their second son and named in honor of his step-grandfather, Fred Holcomb, who was married to his maternal grandmother…

Wanda Mozelle McKinney was born in Durant, Okla., on Dec. 23, 1924, to Birdie Sophina (Bohanon) Templeton and Charles Haskell Templeton. She lived in Durant, Okla., for the first 16 years of her life. Mozelle always fondly expressed how she never saw a town like Houston, as everyone was so f…

Deloris Ann “Dee” Allen of Cabool, Mo., passed away July 27, 2019, age 84.  Dee was born in rural Douglas County, Mo., on July 27, 1935, the daughter of Isaac and Naomi Stout Riley.  She was the youngest of six children.

Russell George Biros, age 77, son of George and Elizabeth (Soos) Biros was born May 17, 1942, in Chicago, Ill. He passed away Sept. 6, 2019, from complications of pulmonary fibrosis at Texas County Memorial Hospital, Houston, Mo.

Norman Lynn Kinnaird, 59, of Licking, passed away at his home on Aug. 31, 2019.  The son of Charles Don and Pearl Irene (Amburn) Kinnaird, Norman was born in Overland, Mo., on July 2, 1960.

Karen Robinson Gaston, 76, was born Aug. 22, 1943, and passed away Aug. 27, 2019, at home with family at her side. 

Bette Jo Colonius, 68, of Salem, passed away Aug. 28, 2019.  She was born on April 24, 1951, in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of Robert Eugene and Christine Joyce Simino Tripp.