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Keith Jerold Bailey

(Oct 30, 1946 - Jul 28, 2013)

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Keith Jerold Bailey, age 66 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri.

Born October 30, 1946 near Ethel, Missouri, he was the son of Harry K. and Ruby Irene (Epperson) Bailey. On November 5, 1976 in Kirksville, Missouri, he married Debra J. Humphrey who survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Jeff Bailey and wife Betty of Guam, Richard Morrow and fiancée Laura Brown ...

Barry Wayne Baker

(Jun 05, 1950 - Jun 27, 2011)

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Barry Wayne Baker, age 61 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Monday, June 27, 2011 at the La Plata Nursing Home.

Born June 5, 1950 in Kirksville, Missouri, he was the son of Harold D. and Betty M. (Patton) Baker. On March 14, 1981 in Kirksville, Missouri, he married Donna (Bahr-Miranda) who survives.

Also surviving is his mother, Betty Baker of Kirksville, Missouri; one daughter, Gwen Gashweiler of Novinger, Missouri; four sons, Garrett and Garth ...

Robert Lee Baker

(Mar 06, 1933 - Sep 16, 2018)

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Robert L. Baker, age 85 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Landmark Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Born March 6, 1933 near Atlanta, Missouri, the son of Rev. A.S.J. and Anna Lela (McDuffee) Baker. On September 15, 1957 in La Plata, Missouri he was united in marriage to Alma M. Bowen who survives.

Also surviving is one son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Brenda Baker of La Plata, Missouri; one ...

Ronald Earle Baker

(Dec 17, 1931 - Oct 01, 2015)

Ronald Earle Baker, age 83 of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Thursday, October 1, 2015 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cameron, Missouri.

Born December 17, 1931 in Morris, Illinois, he was the son of Reuben E. and Ruth Caroline (Johnson) Baker.

Surviving are four sons, Birney E. Baker of Janesville, Minnesota, Bruce E. Baker of Canton, Georgia, Brian E. Baker of McCallsburg, Iowa, and Bart E. Baker of Roland, Arkansas; two sisters, Fay Male and ...

Shirley D. Baker

(Jun 24, 1952 - Jan 05, 2015)

Shirley D. Baker, age 62 of Macon, Missouri, passed away Monday, January 5, 2015 at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Born June 24, 1952 in Macon, Missouri, she was the daughter of Olen E. and Reta M. (Long) Tipton. On August 6, 1972 in Macon, Missouri, she married Kenneth W. Baker who survives.

Also surviving is her mother, Reta M. Tipton of Macon, Missouri; three children, Christina Riley and husband Roger, Kimberly Roberts and husband ...

Jane Louise Barnett

(Jul 12, 1936 - Apr 08, 2011)

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Jane L. Barnett, 74, of La Plata, formerly of Kirksville and Columbia died
Thursday, April 8, 2011 at the La Plata Nursing Home.

Born July 12, l936 in Kirksville, she was the daughter of Otho and Mauretta Baity Barnett. Jane graduated from KHS in l954 and received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Kirksville State Teachers College (now Truman State University) in 1957 and 1958 respectively. She also did post-graduate work at the ...

Mary Louise Beale

(Feb 28, 1925 - Jun 19, 2013)

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Mary Louise Beale, age 88, of La Plata, Missouri passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at the University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. She was born February 28, 1925 in New Cambria, Missouri to Johnnie and Hertha (Morris) Davis. On February 28, 1947 in Macon, Missouri she married Keith Beale who preceded her in death on May 27, 2006.

Also preceding her in death were her parents, one brother William Davis, and one sister Fern King ...

Charles Tracy Bealmer

(Jun 29, 1918 - Aug 24, 2012)

Charles Tracy Bealmer, age 94 of Atlanta, Missouri, passed away Friday, August 24, 2012 at his home.

Born June 29, 1918 in Atlanta, Missouri, he was the son of Charlie and Mary (Bledsoe) Bealmer. On January 27, 1948 in Kirksville, Missouri he married Luetta May Main who preceded him in death on February 2, 1990. Also preceding him in death were his parents and one sister, Lucille Johnson.

Surviving is one son, Darrell Bealmer and ...

Andrew Joseph Beautte

(Dec 05, 1975 - Dec 06, 2015)

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Andrew Joseph Beautte, age 40 of La Plata, Missouri passed away Sunday, December 6, 2015 northeast of Keytesville, Missouri in a plane crash.

Born December 5, 1975 in Mountain View, Missouri, he was the son of Terry and Kay (Johnson) Beautte. On June 28, 2006 in La Plata, Missouri he was united in marriage to Jill Green who he had been dating since June 28, 1997.

Surviving are his parents, Terry and Kay Beautte of ...

Melody Lee Bechtle

(Feb 22, 1948 - Mar 10, 2016)

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Melody Lee Bechtle, age 68 of Hamilton Square, New Jersey, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016 at Robert Wood Johnson-Hamilton Hospital in Hamilton Square, New Jersey.

Born February 22, 1948 in Stockton, California, she was the daughter of Duane and Donna (Shumaker) Seibold. On August 10, 1974 in Boulder, Colorado, she was united in marriage to Daniel Bechtle who survives.

Also surviving are her parents, Duane and Donna Seibold of La Plata, Missouri, and one ...

Marilyn M. Beecher

(Dec 11, 1918 - Feb 21, 2011)

Marilyn M. Beecher, age 92 of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Monday, February 21, 2011 at Twin Pines Adult Care Center in Kirksville, Missouri.

Born December 11, 1918 in Carrollton, Missouri, she was the daughter of Uley T. and Lydia C. (Hamblen) Benjamin who precedes her in death.

Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Dr. Edgar Benjamin and John Benjamin; and one nephew, Dr. Milton Lowrey.

Memorials in memory of Marilyn M. Beecher may ...

Dorothy V. Berry

(Feb 24, 1917 - Aug 31, 2013)

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Dorothy V. Berry, age 96 of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Saturday, August 31, 2013 at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri.

Born February 24, 1917 in Macon County, Missouri, the daughter of Earl and Pearl (Sullivan) Pyle. On June 6, 1936 in Milan, Missouri she married Earl Berry who preceded her in death on December 6, 1997.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; step-mother, Maude (Smith) Pyle; five sisters, Blanche Helton ...

Bobby L. "Bob" Biggs

(Feb 09, 1942 - Oct 20, 2011)

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Bobby Lee Biggs of La Plata, Missouri passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at age 69. Born February 9, 1942 in Kirksville, Missouri he was the son of Harold M. and Virginia (Daniels) Biggs. On August 16, 1964 he was united in marriage with Lodena Dale Wood at the La Plata Presbyterian Church and they recently celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary.

Bob was a graduate of La Plata RII High School class of ...

Gary Eugene Biggs

(Jan 16, 1941 - Dec 20, 2010)

Gary Eugene Biggs, age 69, of Mesa, Arizona passed away Monday December 20, 2010 at Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona.

Born January 16, 1941 in Kirksville, Missouri, he was the son of Harold M. and Virginia (Daniels) Biggs. On August 20, 1961 he was united in marriage with Margaret Anne Harrison at the Community Presbyterian Church in La Plata, Missouri.

Surviving is his wife Margaret; his mother Virginia Biggs of La Plata, Missouri ...

Scot Eugene Biggs

(Mar 04, 1963 - Feb 23, 2014)

Scot Eugene Biggs, born March 4, 1963 in Kirksville, Missouri, the son of Gary E. & Margaret Biggs, passed away February 23, 2014.

Surviving are his wife Gina Quintana, mother Margaret Harrison Biggs, grandmother Virginia Daniels Biggs, brothers; Darrin Lee and Todd Monroe Biggs, aunts; Carol Pemberton Biggs and Lodena (Wood) Biggs; uncle Richard Pemberton; nieces Harlie Anne Biggs, Sabrina Mitchell, Diamond Mitchell, nephews Nicholas Biggs, Todd E. Biggs; and many other nephews & nieces ...

Donald Leroy Bissey

(Mar 25, 1924 - Jun 24, 2010)

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Donald Leroy Bissey, age 86 of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Thursday, June 24, 2010 at the LaPlata Nursing Home in LaPlata, Missouri.

Born March 25, 1924 near Cherry Box, Missouri, he was the son of George and Hannah (Brubaker) Bissey. On June 10, 1945 in Florence, Colorado he married Lucile G. Smith who survives.

Also surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Debbie Bissey of Labadie, Missouri, Melvin and Nancy Bissey of Kirksville, Missouri ...

Lucile Gladys Bissey

(Dec 30, 1927 - Aug 31, 2012)

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Lucile Gladys Bissey, age 84 of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Friday, August 31, 2012 at the La Plata Nursing Home in La Plata, Missouri.

Born December 30, 1927 in Gallatin, Missouri, she was the daughter of Shelby and Vera (Stauffer) Smith. On June 10, 1945 in Florence, Colorado, she married Donald L. Bissey who preceded her in death on June 24, 2010.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Wayne Bissey; one ...

Delbert Ray Biswell

(Dec 30, 1941 - Jul 07, 2017)

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Delbert Ray Biswell, age 75 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Born December 30, 1941 in Cuba, Illinois, the son of Coats and Mildred Maxine (Southwood) Biswell. On December 27, 1960 in Palmyra, Missouri he was united in marriage to Laura Thomason who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Sylvia and Hershel Williams of Bevier, Missouri and Donita Kay and Kent Cavender of ...

Laura A. Biswell

(Aug 06, 1942 - Jul 31, 2018)

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Laura A. Biswell, age 75 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Born August 6, 1942 in San Jose, Illinois, the daughter of Ralph and Viola (Dean) Thomason. On December 27, 1960 she was united in marriage to Delbert Biswell who preceded her in death on July 7, 2017.

Also preceding her in death were her parents and one brother, Don Busse.

Surviving are two daughters ...

Bette Ann Bogeart

(May 03, 1930 - May 12, 2012)

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Bette Ann (Gash) Bogeart, age 82, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away on Saturday (May 12, 2012) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri.

Born May 3, 1930, in Gifford, Missouri, she was the daughter of Lula Mae (Magers) Epperson and Herbert Gash.  On December 30, 1945, in Paola, Kansas, she married Edward W. Bogeart who preceded her in death on February 22, 2002.

Also preceding her in death were her parents and one grandson ...

Michael Wayne Boren

(Jun 09, 1963 - Sep 25, 2012)

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Michael Wayne Boren, age 49, of La Plata, Missouri passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at his home.

Born June 9, 1963 in Kirksville, Missouri, he was the son of Patrick B. and Barbara (Young) Boren. On May 23, 1986 in La Plata he married Robyn Durham who survives.

Also surviving is his mother, Barbara McCarty of La Plata; two children, Ethan and Erin Boren of the home; five brothers, Chuck Boren and wife Christine ...

Mary Jane "Janie" Bowen

(Jan 22, 1942 - Jun 12, 2011)

Mary Jane Bowen, age 69 of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2011 at her daughter’s home in Buckner, Missouri.

Born January 22, 1942 in Kirksville, Missouri, she was the daughter of Henry Harrison and Mary Lee (Ingraham) Ruddell. On June 11, 1960 in La Plata, Missouri she was united in marriage to Robert Dale Bowen who survives.

Also surviving is one daughter and son-in-law, Mendi and Dean Parsons of Buckner, Missouri; one ...

Robert Dale "Mike" Bowen

(Jul 30, 1940 - Mar 01, 2018)

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Robert Dale "Mike" Bowen, age 77 of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at his daughter's home in Buckner, Missouri.

Born July 30, 1940 in La Plata, Missouri, the son of Alva and Edrie (Roberts) Bowen Fudge. On June 11, 1960 in La Plata, Missouri he was united in marriage to Mary Jane "Janie" Ruddell who preceded him in death on June 12, 2011. Also preceding him in death were his parents and ...

Jerry Raymond Bradley

(Nov 26, 1932 - May 24, 2017)

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Jerry Raymond Bradley, age 84 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at his home.

Born November 26, 1932 in Fairbank, Iowa, the son of Raymond and Vera (Fettkether) Bradley.

Survivors include one step-daughter, Patty Booker and husband Stan of La Plata, Missouri; two sisters, Cathy Brant and Wilma Welsh both of Fairbank, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one infant son, Brett; one ...

Larry C. Bragg

(Jan 20, 1936 - Jul 07, 2013)

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Larry C. Bragg, age 77, of Kirksville, MO passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013, at La Plata, MO.

He was born January 20, 1936 in Kirksville, to Elvin Curtis and Mary Louise (Shouse) Bragg.

He was married on May 29, 1955 to Shirley Odette Easley, who preceded him in death.
On December 28, 1996, he married Martha Ellen Vogel of Lineville, IA, who survives.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Shirley ...

Worth E. Bragg

(Jul 21, 1930 - Jul 24, 2014)

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Worth E. Bragg, age 84 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the La Plata Nursing Home.

Born July 21, 1930 in La Plata, Missouri, he was the son of Douglas Grant and Hazel Evelyn (Allison) Bragg. On May 4, 1959 in Ottawa, Illinois he married Patricia A. Shear who survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Carole Ann Kreider and husband Jim of Vero Beach, Florida, Mary Elizabeth Sargent and husband ...

Bonnie Jean Breuklander

(Nov 23, 1930 - May 12, 2018)

Bonnie Jean Breuklander, age 87 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the La Plata Nursing Home.

Born November 23, 1930 in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the daughter of Howard Leon and Iris Mae (Boggs) Hanna. On February 20, 1957 she was united in marriage to Gerald Breuklander who preceded her in death on July 17, 1974. In 1977 she became a special friend to Fred Grant who preceded her in death on ...

Jerald Eugene Brokaw

(Jul 13, 1949 - Feb 20, 2019)

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Jerald Eugene Brokaw, age 69 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at his home.

Born July 13, 1949 in Kirksville, Missouri, the son of Leonard and Maxine (Stiles) Brokaw. On June 3, 1998 in Macon, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Susan Wright who survives.

Also surviving are his father and step-mother, Leonard and Rilletta Brokaw of La Plata, Missouri; four step-children, James William Slagle and wife Shelly, Sherrie Lenox ...

Dexter L. Brookhart

(Jul 26, 1951 - Nov 14, 2018)

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Dexter L. Brookhart, age 67 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at his home.

Born July 26, 1951 in Rockford, Illinois, the son of Ellison and Sarah (Ruggles) Brookhart. On July 7, 1985 in La Plata, Missouri he was united in marriage to Denise Hall who survives.

Also surviving is one son, Brent Brookhart and wife Jennifer of Atlanta, Missouri; two daughters, Samantha Chairez and husband Juan of Kirksville, Missouri and ...

Judy Kay Brown

(Jun 04, 1948 - Apr 26, 2013)

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Judy Kay Brown, 64, of Linwood, Kansas peacefully passed away Friday, April 26, 2013 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence, Kansas.

Judy was born June 4, 1948 near La Plata, Missouri. She was the daughter of Robert E. and Eva M. (Billups) Pippin. On February 26, 1967 she married Ronnie C. Brown.

She is survived by her husband Ronnie; one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Stefanie Brown of Linwood, Kansas; one daughter and son-in-law ...

Shirley Jean Bruce

(Nov 10, 1926 - Oct 12, 2014)

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Shirley Jean Bruce, age 87 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Sunday, October 12, 2014 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Born November 10, 1926 near New Boston, Missouri, she was the daughter of Donald Earle and Estelle Mae (Turner) Begole. On November 24, 1946 in La Plata she married Dale Dean Wares who preceded her in death on January 11, 1977. On October 7, 1983 in Camdenton, Missouri she married Lloyd Bruce who preceded ...

Bertie June Beck

(Jun 24, 1930 - Oct 20, 2018)

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Bertie June Beck, age 88 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Kirksville Manor in Kirksville, Missouri.

Born June 24, 1930 in Kirksville, Missouri, the daughter of Foster Thomas and Bonnie Mae (Fast) Vandiver. On September 23, 1951 in Trenton, Missouri she was united in marriage to Edward Eugene Beck who preceded her in death on January 4, 1994.

Also preceding her in death were her parents and three sisters, Mary ...

Bobby D. Buck

(Jan 19, 1927 - Jan 26, 2013)

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Bobby D. Buck, age 86 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the La Plata Nursing Home in La Plata, Missouri.

Born January 19, 1927 in Newburg, Missouri, he was the son of Glen and Ruby Irene (Easley) Buck. On June 16, 1951 in La Plata, Missouri, he married Verna Marie Pippin who survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Michael Buck and wife Joyce of La Plata, Missouri, Eddie Buck and ...

Kevin Devoine Buck

(Jul 25, 1964 - Nov 21, 2017)

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Kevin Devoine Buck, age 53 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at his home.

Born July 25, 1964 in Kirksville, Missouri, the son of Raymond D. and Patricia Kay (Garnett) Buck. On February 24, 1991 in Macon, Missouri he was united in marriage to Carol Smith who survives.

Also surviving are his parents, Raymond Buck and wife Beth of La Plata and Kay Garnett of Atlanta, Missouri; two sons, Birdie Buck ...

Larabel "Ann" Hertzler Bullock

(May 08, 1934 - Dec 07, 2018)

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Larabel “Ann” Hertzler Bullock, 84, of La Plata, Missouri passed away Friday, December 7, 2018 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines, Iowa.

Born May 8, 1934 in Elmer, Missouri, she was the daughter of Lawrence Hertzler and Marybelle Spencer Hertzler. On June 6, 1954 she was united in marriage to William Andrew Bullock. They were devoted to each other throughout their long marriage. Two children were born to their marriage, Larry and Jill.

Survivors ...

William Andrew Bullock

(Jun 09, 1925 - Oct 23, 2018)

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William Andrew Bullock, age 93 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at Kavanagh House Hospice in Des Moines, Iowa.

Born June 9, 1925 in La Plata, Missouri, the first of four children of Edgar and Pearl (Roan) Bullock. On June 6, 1954 he was united in marriage to Ann Hertzler. Bill said the minute he met her, his life changed forever, and he knew his bachelor days were over. They were ...

Donna Lynne Burnett

(Sep 14, 1931 - Sep 20, 2012)

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Donna Lynne Burnett, age 81 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2012 at her home.

Born September 14, 1931 near LaCrosse, Missouri, she was the daughter of Roscoe and Gladys B. (Sappington) Miller. On July 4, 1949 in Memphis, Missouri, she married Gerold Burnett who preceded her in death on March 3, 2004.

Also preceding her in death were her parents and one brother, Edwin “Chub” Miller.

Surviving are two sons and ...

Robert "Bob" L Burton

(Sep 07, 1930 - Jun 03, 2016)

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Robert “Bob” L. Burton, age 85 of Macon, Missouri, passed away Friday, June 3, 2016 at the Loch Haven Nursing Home in Macon, Missouri.

Born September 7, 1930 in Atlanta, Missouri, he was the son of Henry Olin and Lillian (Coleman) Burton. On September 11, 1955 in Kirksville, Missouri he was united in marriage to Dorothy I. Kellam who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Cinda Burton of Macon, Missouri and Charlotte Moore and husband ...