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Kaushal Bharatkumar Patel

(Feb 02, 1977 - Jul 10, 2024)

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Our beloved son Kaushal Bharatkumar Patel (born February 2, 1977 in Ahmedabad, India) departed this life on July 10, 2024 at home in La Plata, MO. Kaushal grew up in India. He attended Udgam primary school in Ahmedabad, and high school in Villa Parle, Mumbai. Kaushal emigrated to U.S. with his sister and parents in 1995, arriving in New York. He lived in Hopatcong, NJ.

At the age of 21, Kaushal enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served for over 8 years stationed in Norfolk, VA. He defended the nation in active combat aboard multiple aircraft carriers 1997-2005. He loved to travel and had been around the globe several times as a U.S. Navy Sailor.

Kaushal married Tiffany Raymer in 2006 in Kirksville, MO. In 2010 they welcomed their son Krish into their family. He cared deeply and had a soft heart for rescuing dogs and cats ...

Gary Leon Clarkson

(May 23, 1938 - Jul 04, 2024)

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Gary Leon Clarkson, 86, departed this life on July 4, 2024, at the La Plata Nursing Home in La Plata, Missouri.
Born May 23, 1938, on the family farm east of LaPlata, Missouri, the son of Ernest and Lucille (McClanahan) Clarkson.

On September 17, 1961, he was united in marriage to Donna Coy who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Terry and wife Tresa, and Scott and wife Bonnie; grandchildren, Timothy and wife Jessie, Brent and wife Amanda, Alexandria “Lex” Kilgore and husband Mike; great grandchildren, Cohen, Atalie, Gunner, Mikaela, Oliver, Liam, Haylee, Emma, Cash and Jaydn; brother Duane (Jolene) Clarkson; sisters-in-law, Sandra Lay and Karen Osborn; brother-in-law, Carlos (Karen) Coy; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, brother Ivan (Gail) Clarkson, and grandson, Nicholas Clarkson.

Gary graduated from LaPlata High School with the class of 1955. He chose to continue to ...

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Wanda Zane Sederwall

(Nov 07, 1927 - Jul 03, 2024)

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Wanda Zane Sederwall, 96, of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at the La Plata Nursing Home in La Plata, Missouri.

Born November 7, 1927, in High Hill, Missouri, the daughter of Julius Edward and Louise Caroline (Meyer) Spencer. On September 7, 1946, in St. Charles, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Wendell Eugene Sederwall who preceded her in death on February 25, 2006.

Also preceding her in death were her ...

Karen Virginia (Mossbarger) Bragg

(Mar 15, 1944 - Jun 25, 2024)

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Karen Virginia Bragg, 80, of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Born March 15, 1944 in Gifford, Missouri, Karen was the daughter of Robert and Marjorie (Pyle) Mossbarger. Karen was united in marriage to Ronald Ray Bragg on August 6, 1967 in the La Plata Christian Church.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Phyllis Beagley.

Karen is survived by her husband ...

Gary Roger Knotts

(Jul 21, 1937 - Jun 18, 2024)

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Gary Roger Knotts Sr., age 86 of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Marceline, Missouri.

Born July 21, 1937, in La Plata, Missouri, the son of Lewis Dale and Anna Waneta (Nihiser) Knotts. In 1955, he was united in marriage to Alberta Marie Schultz in Yuma, Arizona who survives.

Also surviving are twin granddaughters, Jasmine and Jessica Malavolti of Marceline, Missouri; two sisters, Leta Marlene {Knotts} Jones of Springfield, Missouri and Margie ...