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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.

Marie Pyle,  83, was born Feb. 25, 1936, to Herbert and Opal Dixon Harmon at the family home in the Grandview community, Houston.

Jeffrey Smith, age 58, was born July 17, 1961, in St. Louis, Mo., to Eugene and Gladys “Mick” (Rowen) Smith. He passed away Feb. 16, 2020. in St. Louis, Missouri.

Judy Ann Vardaman, 77, was born July 24, 1942, to Elmer C. Reed and Martha Lois Allen in South Bend, Ind. She passed away Feb. 10, 2020, at Texas County Memorial Hospital, Houston.

Richard Elmer Ebert, age 91, was born Dec. 20, 1928, to William Elmer and Clara Ann (McGowan) Ebert at the family home near Lesterville, Mo. He died Feb. 6, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.

Orrin “Dean” Pinkston, age 76, of Houston, Mo., passed away Feb. 6, 2020, at the Truman VA Hospital in Columbia, Mo. He was born Nov. 15, 1943, in Wendel, Ind., to Obadiah and Mary “Ruth” (Huff) Pinkston.

Ronald Dean Nickels, age 67, son of Walter and Jeanette (Alexander) Nickels, was born on Sept. 23, 1952. He departed this earth to be with his Heavenly Lord on Feb. 4, 2020.

James Alan Jeffress, age 71, son of Jesse Russell and Bertha Lay Jeffress, was born Dec. 4, 1948, in Licking, Mo.  The Lord called him home on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020.

Susan Denice Harper, age 58, was born to Durwood and Carolyn (Brown) Harper on March 8, 1961, in Landstuhl, Germany. She passed away Feb. 3, 2020, in Camdenton, Mo.

Melba Louise (Allen) Baker was born May 9, 1934, at Timber, Mo., to Edgar and Alma (Hurt) Allen. She left this Earth to enter her Heavenly home on Feb. 4, 2020.

Denver Joe Rees, 92, of Mountain Grove, passed away Feb. 1, 2020, at the Springfield Rehab and Healthcare Center in Springfield, Mo.  He was born on Sept. 25, 1927, in Grandview, Mo., the son of Virgil and Virgie Harmon Rees.

Fred Johnathon Laux, 24, was born July 18, 1995, in St. Louis to Tammi Barnard. He passed away Jan. 25, 2020, in Bucyrus.

Pauline Lucille “Lucy” Frey, daughter of Albert and Gladys Maxvill Frey, was born on Aug. 1, 1932, near Huggins. She died Jan. 25, 2020, at Springfield Villa, Springfield, Mo., after a long illness.     

James Rea (Sam) Yarnall, age 80, son of Rea and Jewel (Cantrell) Yarnall was born March 11, 1939, in Sacramento, Calif. He passed peacefully Jan. 22, 2020, in Springfield, Mo.

Herbert E. Atchison, son of Edgar and Mary Stewart Atchison, was born May 17, 1935. He passed away Jan. 21, 2020.

Alys Joanne VanNote, age 87, daughter of Joseph Lester and Mary Virginia (Price) States, was born Oct. 16, 1932, in Clarksville, Ohio. She passed away Jan. 19, 2020, in Houston, Mo.

James Charles Conley, age 80, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. He was born in Raymondville, Mo., to William and Katie Blanche (nee Mounts) Conley. 

Rusty James Daugherty was born June 12, 1965, in Waterloo, Iowa, to Freddie and Shirley (Spencer) Daugherty. He passed away at his home in Eunice, Mo., on Jan. 13, 2020, at the age of 54.

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.