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Roy Dean Magruder

(Jan 19, 1960 - Aug 06, 2013)

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Roy Dean Magruder, age 53 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at his home.

Born January 19, 1960 in Kirksville, Missouri, he was the son of Doward Dwayne and Dorthy Jean (Gragg) Magruder who precedes him in death.

Also preceding him in death was one brother, Alan Hale Pedlar.

Surviving is his special friend, Julie Dunseith of Columbia, Missouri; one daughter, Sarah Beth Berry of Kirksville, Missouri; one step-daughter, Jo Sullivan ...

Faye Emma Mansfield

(Jul 01, 1913 - Sep 01, 2013)

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Faye Emma Mansfield was born July 1, 1913 to James Edward and Ethel Meeks Mansfield in La Plata, Missouri. She was their older child. Her brother Glen Mansfield provided her with an extended family of niece, Gail and nephew, Eddie.

Never marrying, education was her life’s interest. Faye began teaching in one-room schools after two years of college training at Illinois State Normal University. Then she taught at small town schools in Illinois.

Faye ...

Ronnie L Mason

(Mar 13, 1929 - Mar 21, 2019)

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Ronnie L. Mason, age 90 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Loch Haven Nursing Home in Macon, Missouri.

Born March 13, 1929 in rural Atlanta, Missouri, the son of Otho Clark and Adah Stell (Kaster) Mason. On September 17, 1950 in Callao, Missouri he was united in marriage to Joann Bledsoe who preceded him in death on June 14, 2002.

Also preceding him in death were his parents and brother ...

Lillie Mae Mathes

(Feb 12, 1939 - May 04, 2014)

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Lillie Mae (Curtis) Mathes, age 75, of La Plata, Missouri passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri. Born February 12, 1939 in Adair County, Missouri, she was the daughter of Ray and Madge (Tuttle) Curtis.

Preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Travis Mathes; four brothers, Harlen, Junior, Leon and Wendell Curtis; and one sister, Aline Young.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Jason and ...

Edwin Merl Matticks

(Feb 16, 1929 - May 19, 2015)

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Edwin Merl Matticks, age 86, longtime La Plata, MO, resident, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at Loch Haven, in Macon, MO, from complications of congestive heart failure and arterial disease.

Born February 16, 1929, in Elmer, MO, he was the son of Harry Eugene and Georgia (Berry) Matticks, and was always known as Merl. After attending grade school in Elmer, he graduated from La Plata High School in 1946. On September 21, 1947, at the ...

Juanita L. McCarty

(Jun 18, 1917 - Jan 06, 2012)

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Juanita L. McCarty, age 94 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Friday, January 6, 2012 at the La Plata Nursing Home.

Born June 18, 1917 in Novelty, Missouri, she was the daughter of Elmer W. and Ethel L. (Robb) McConnell. On December 23, 1935 in Brashear, Missouri, she married Roy L. McCarty who preceded her in death on November 15, 1996.

Also preceding her in death were her parents, one daughter, Dea Ann McCarty and ...

Juanita McConnell

(Mar 08, 1942 - Jan 31, 2019)

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Juanita McConnell was born Juanita Beryl Young on March 8, 1942, the second child of seven, to Burl L and Lola A (Strayer) Young, in Hazel Park, Michigan.

The family moved to Wauseon, OH then on to Lynchburg, MO where they settled. Mrs. McConnell attended Lebanon High School graduating in 1960. Soon after graduation, she moved to Kansas City, MO where she worked for National Bell & Hess and an Optical company.

On a blind ...

Warren "Mac" Lee McCray

(Aug 26, 1931 - Sep 27, 2016)

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Warren “Mac” Lee McCray, age 85 of Elmer, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at his home.

Born August 26, 1931 in Garden City, Kansas, the son of William Thomas and Breeta G. (Johnson) McCray.

Surviving is one son, Monte McCray and Melissa Knight of Independence, Missouri; one daughter, Cheryl Lynn McCray; one sister, Melva Brewer of Warsaw, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Norma “Corkey” McCray of Midland, Texas; six grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

His ...

Loreta Grace McCully

(Jun 09, 1920 - Sep 14, 2010)

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Loreta Grace McCully, age 90 of Macon, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at the Macon Health Care Center in Macon, Missouri.

Born June 9, 1920 in Elmer, Missouri, she was the daughter of Robert T. and Gracie (Palmerton) Williams. On November 29, 1940 in Elmer, Missouri, she married Joe M. McCully who preceded her in death on January 13, 1997.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Marion Ruth McCully ...

Bobby Joe McLin

(Nov 17, 1941 - Sep 14, 2011)

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Bobby Joe McLin, age 69 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at the La Plata Nursing Home in La Plata, Missouri.

Born November 17, 1941 near Nickellton, Missouri, he was the son of Lawrence Delmar and Thelma Opal (Reedy) McLin.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one daughter, Scis McLin; and two brothers, Donnie and Ronnie McLin.

Surviving are three sons, Bobby McLin and wife Samantha of Elmira, Michigan, Lawny ...

Doris Marie McMorris

(Feb 23, 1930 - Feb 24, 2016)

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Doris Marie McMorris, age 86 of La Plata, Missouri and formerly of Vandalia, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at the La Plata Nursing Home in La Plata, Missouri.

Born February 23, 1930 in Havana, Illinois, she was the daughter of Grover Cleveland and Pearl Lena (Sanders) Liesman.

Surviving are four sons, Steven McMorris and wife Carol of Bowling Green, Missouri, Randy McMorris of Auxvasse, Missouri, Jim McMorris and wife Deanna of Vandalia, Missouri ...

Alice Dorene McNew

(Jan 17, 1928 - Sep 04, 2013)

Alice Dorene McNew, age 85 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at the La Plata Nursing Home in La Plata, Missouri.

Born January 17, 1928 in Atlanta, Missouri, she was the daughter of Aaron Daniel and Stella Matilda (Harrison) Smoot. On April 6, 1947 in La Plata she married Clifford R. McNew who preceded her in death on September 28, 2007.

Also preceding her in death were her parents, one brother ...

Sarah Kathryn McVay

(Sep 09, 1923 - Jan 15, 2014)

Sarah Kathryn McVay, age 90 of Macon, Missouri and formerly of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at Loch Haven Nursing Home in Macon, Missouri.

Born September 9, 1923 near Atlanta, Missouri, she was the daughter of Roy and Daisy (Gilbert) Behymer. On March 30, 1945 in La Plata she married Walter Wayne McVay who preceded her in death on January 29, 2005.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; one ...

John Alan Meeks

(May 11, 1926 - Dec 29, 2010)

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John Alan Meeks, age 84 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri.

Born May 11, 1926 in La Plata, Missouri, he was the son of John Wesley and Dora Pauline (Allen) Meeks. On January 1, 1992 in St. Charles, Missouri, he married Blanche (Mercer) Stone who survives.

Also surviving is one daughter, Sherry Collins of Ft. Worth, Texas; two step-daughters, Vickie Sue Craver ...

Molli M. Mills

(Sep 25, 1980 - Mar 05, 2018)

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Molli M. Mills, age 37 of Macon, Missouri, passed away Monday, March 5, 2018 at Samaritan Hospital in Macon, Missouri.

Born September 25, 1980 in Kirksville, Missouri, the daughter of Jeff and Darla Fisher Mills.

Surviving are her parents, Darla Fisher of Macon, Missouri and Jeff Mills and wife Janie of Macon, Missouri; Paternal grandparents, Frank and Nancy Mills of Atlanta, Missouri; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ian and Ladena Mills of Macon, Missouri and Jase ...

Glaza Beth Mitchell

(Apr 30, 1935 - Jan 16, 2019)

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Glaza Beth Mitchell, age 83 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at the La Plata Nursing Home.

Born April 30, 1935 in Macon County, Missouri, the daughter of Roy Leon and Nona Z. (Easley) Mitchell.

Surviving are many friends who loved her very much.

Glaza was a graduate of Bevier High School. She lived in La Plata for the past several years where she attended the La Plata Christian Church.

She ...

James Steven Mitchell

(Jan 28, 1953 - Sep 23, 2018)

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James Steven Mitchell, age 65 of rural La Plata, Missouri, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2018 at his home.

Born January 28, 1953 in Kirksville, Missouri, the son of James and Frances Jean (McGrath) Mitchell. On November 11, 1972 he was united in marriage to Karen Mixer. To this union two sons were born. On November 9, 2010 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, he was united in marriage to Margie Kittle who survives.

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Antonia "Toni" Mitten

(Jun 04, 1942 - Dec 02, 2018)

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Antonia “Toni” Mitten, age 76 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Sunday, December 2, 2018 at her home.

Born June 4, 1942 in Salcedo, Samar, Philippines, the daughter of Catino and Gregoria (Garapan) Duran. On February 24, 1971 in Cavite City, Philippines she was united in marriage to Donald Mitten who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Harold Mitten and Ashli Houchins of Columbia, Missouri and Jeffery and Millicen Mitten of Paris, Missouri; and four ...

Willard Gene Moncrief

(Sep 01, 1925 - Jun 24, 2014)

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Willard Gene Moncrief, 88, of LaPlata, Missouri, passed away Tuesday (June 24, 2014) at Samaritan Hospital in Macon, Missouri.

The son of Herbert and Blanche (Shouse) Moncrief, he was born September 1, 1925 in LaPlata, Missouri. Willard attended grade school at Star and Gopher Hill rural schools and graduated from Brashear High School in 1943.T/5 (Technician 5) Willard Moncrief served with the 29th Infantry in Rhineland, Central Europe and Germany during WW II ...

James Robert Moore

(Sep 15, 1945 - Jun 13, 2010)

James Robert Moore, age 64 of rural Atlanta, Missouri, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2010 at his home.
Born on September 15, 1945 in Kirksville, Missouri, he was the son of William Jelma and Gladys Evalyn (Ham) Moore.

Surviving is one son, James Robert Moore II; four sisters, Norma J. Moore of Atlanta, Missouri, Arlene M. Sizemore of LaPlata, Missouri, Doris L. Moore of Atlanta, Missouri, and Janice E. Hopewell of LaPlata, Missouri; three nieces ...

Kimberly Joyce Moore

(Aug 31, 1966 - Oct 29, 2015)

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Kimberly Joyce Moore, age 49 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015 at the La Plata Nursing Home.

Born August 31, 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, she was the daughter of Fred Richard “Dickie” and Neva Joyce (Moore) Fiedler. On March 10, 1990 in Atlanta, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Blaine Lavon Moore who survives.

Also surviving is her mother, Neva Joyce Fiedler of La Plata, Missouri; one son, Bronson ...

Enid Wells (Maxwell) Moots

(Jun 22, 1914 - Mar 14, 2018)

Enid Wells (Maxwell) Moots, 103, of La Plata, MO, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

Enid was born June 22, 1914 in Putnam County, Missouri the daughter of Clarence and Grace Wells Maxwell. On February 23, 1934 in Unionville, MO she was united in marriage to Marvin Conner Moots, who preceded her in death, December 13, 1995.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and five younger siblings: Clarence Jr. (Helen) Maxwell; Marjorie ...

Patsy Ruth Morrow

(Apr 03, 1930 - Oct 09, 2012)

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Patsy Ruth Morrow, age 82 of Memphis, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at the Scotland County Care Center in Memphis, Missouri.

Born April 3, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, she was the daughter of John L. and Dortha V. (Huston) Crawford. On June 29, 1947 she married Billie C. Morrow who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents.

Surviving is one son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Jan Morrow of ...

Marjorie J. Mossbarger

(Feb 15, 1920 - Nov 30, 2016)

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Marjorie J. Mossbarger, age 96 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at the La Plata Nursing Home.

Born February 15, 1920 in Macon County, Missouri, the daughter of Earl and Pearl (Sullivan) Pyle. On June 22, 1939 she was united in marriage to Robert Mossbarger who preceded her in death on August 7, 1990.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; step-mother, Maude Smith Pyle; one daughter and son-in-law, Phylis ...

Kenneth Ray Moyer

(Jan 07, 1948 - Feb 13, 2015)

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Kenneth Ray Moyer, age 67 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Friday, February 13, 2015 at Macon Health Care Center in Macon, Missouri.

Born January 7, 1948 in Novelty, Missouri, he was the son of Kenneth Earl and Reta M. (McClay) Moyer.

Surviving are two brothers and sisters-in-law, Leland E. and Mary Moyer of Atlanta, Missouri and John I. and Janice Moyer of Novelty, Missouri; one sister, Rebecca K. Moyer and Charles Dromey of Novelty ...

Leland Earl Moyer

(Dec 12, 1932 - Jan 04, 2019)

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Leland Earl Moyer, age 86 of Atlanta, Missouri, passed away Friday, January 4, 2019 at his home.

Born December 12, 1932 in Kirksville, Missouri, the son of Kenneth Earl and Reta M. (McClay) Moyer. On May 11, 1968 in Kirksville, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Mary E. Rhoads who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, James A. Elrod (Cathy) of Macon, Missouri and Tim L. Elrod of Atlanta, Missouri; three daughters, Deborah T ...

Michael George Murrell

(Jun 12, 1953 - Oct 28, 2015)

Michael George Murrell, age 62 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at his home.

Born June 12, 1953 in Kirksville, Missouri, he was the son of George Rogers and Georgia Lucille (Miller) Murrell.

His parents and wife Heidi Murrell preceded him in death.

Surviving is one son, Robert Allen Murrell of Kirksville, Missouri; one sister, Donna Johnson of Dodge City, Kansas; and three grandchildren.

Michael was a 1971 graduate of Kirksville ...