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Kenneth Edward Sanford

(Nov 01, 1931 - Dec 22, 2018)

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Kenneth Edward Sanford, age 87 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018 at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veteran’s Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Born November 1, 1931 in rural Green Castle, Missouri, the son of Richard Ray and Nettie Jane (Snyder) Sanford. On August 19, 1953 in Kirksville, Missouri he was united in marriage to Lucille Baugher who survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Sharon (John) Gladbach, Barbara Tuggle, and Diana ...

Leola D. Schneider

(Mar 16, 1917 - Aug 06, 2015)

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Leola Dale Schneider, age 98 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Thursday, August 6, 2015 at the La Plata Nursing Home.

Born March 16, 1917 in La Plata, Missouri, she was the daughter of Clark and Martha (Anderson) Wares. On January 30, 1934 in Edina, Missouri she was united in marriage to Claud Lavern Wood who preceded her in death on February 19, 1965. On October 3, 1965 in Warrensburg, Missouri she was united in ...

Helen E. Sees

(Sep 12, 1915 - Aug 04, 2014)

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Helen E. Sees, age 98, of Bettendorf, IA, and past resident of LaPlata, MO., passed away at 10:10 AM August 4th, 2014.

Born September 12, 1915, 2 and ½ miles northwest of Brashear, Missouri, she was the daughter of Elbert Keller and Allie (Ashby) Keller. On June 26, 1937 she married Harold W. Sees in Eldon, Missouri. She is survived by one son, Larry J. Sees and his wife, Susie of La Plata, Missouri ...

Duane "Buddy" Lawrence Seibold

(Aug 30, 1928 - Jan 19, 2019)

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Duane “Buddy” Lawrence Seibold, age 90 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the La Plata Nursing Home in La Plata, Missouri.

He was born August 30, 1928 in Anamoose, North Dakota, the son of Harold and Anna (Isaak) Seibold. On December 21, 1946 in Stockton, California, he was united in marriage to Donna Lynn Shumaker who survives.

Also surviving are one son-in-law, Dan Bechtle; one granddaughter, Marisa Bechtle; one great ...

Hugh E. Self

(Dec 25, 1927 - May 06, 2011)

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Hugh E. Self, 83, of Craig, Colorado, formerly of La Plata, Missouri, entered into his eternal rest on May 6, 2011 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Hugh was born on Christmas Day, 1927 in Green Castle, Missouri, the son of James Franklin and Diona Elizabeth (Schott) Self. On October 31, 1952 he was united in marriage to Shirley Elaine Chadwick in LaPlata, MO.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five ...

Owen David Shears

(Nov 22, 2017 - Nov 22, 2017)

Owen David Shears, age one day of Macon, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri.

Born November 22, 2017 in Kirksville, Missouri, the son of David Wayne Shears and Trista Leanne McCutchen who survives.

Also surviving are paternal grandparents, Leon and Brenda Shears of Macon, Missouri; paternal great grandparents, Jim and Cheri O’Haver of Atlanta, Missouri and Shirley Shears of Macon, Missouri; maternal grandparents, Michael ...

Steven B. Shoop

(Jun 27, 1966 - Jan 24, 2018)

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Steven B. Shoop, age 51 of Fulton, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Born June 27, 1966 in Kirksville, Missouri, the son of Frank and Carolyn (Kiesow) Shoop. On August 21, 2004 in Atlanta, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Erin Hays who survives.

Also surviving is his mother, Carolyn Shoop of Eldon, Missouri; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jacqulin and Tyler Simmons of La Plata, Missouri and ...

Jane Doris (Clem) Shouse

(Apr 07, 1925 - Dec 16, 2015)

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Jane Doris (Clem) Shouse, age 90 of Columbia, Missouri, was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 16, 2015.

Born April 7, 1925 in La Plata, Missouri, she was the daughter of Ray and Maude Estelle (Fuller) Clem. On December 22, 1945 she was united in marriage to Lloyd Shouse who precedes her in death.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Larry Shouse; five brothers, Clifford, Dorman, Donald ...

Leland Edward Shouse

(Mar 01, 1914 - Feb 21, 2010)

Leland E. Shouse, age 95, of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2010 at the Samaritan Memorial Hospital in Macon, Missouri.

Born March 1, 1914 in La Plata, Missouri, he was the son of Zack and Janette (Hutchens) Shouse. On June 2, 1935 in Brashear, Missouri he married Alice Louise Lockett who preceded him in death on November 18, 2007.

Also preceding him in death were his parents; three sisters, Margaret Bledsoe, Isadore ...

Willis C. Shumaker

(Mar 07, 1928 - Jun 07, 2013)

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Willis C. Shumaker, age 85, of La Plata, Missouri passed away Friday, June 7, 2013 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri.

Born March 7, 1928 in Adair County, he was the son of Thomas and Tina (Sallee) Shumaker. On February 18, 1956 in Kirksville, Missouri, he married Ruth Irene Barnett who preceded him in death on April 17, 2004.

Also preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers Pearl and Hollis Shumaker ...

Marilyn Kay Sinnock

(Nov 21, 1949 - Apr 26, 2017)

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Marilyn Kay Sinnock, age 67 of rural Ethel, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the La Plata Nursing Home in La Plata, Missouri.

Born November 21, 1949 in Kirksville, Missouri, the daughter of Aven and Virginia (Maggart) Haggy. On August 4, 1979 in Ethel, Missouri she was united in marriage to Donald Sinnock, who preceded her in death on October 24, 1998.

Also preceding her in death were her parents and one brother-in-law ...

James Allen Sizemore

(May 13, 1958 - Nov 27, 2016)

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James Allen Sizemore, age 58 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016 in Kirksville, Missouri.

Born May 13, 1958 in Kirksville, Missouri, the son of James E. and Arlene M. (Moore) Sizemore.

Survivors include his mother, Arlene Sizemore of La Plata, Missouri; one son, Lucas Sizemore of La Plata, Missouri; one daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Tyson Kirkpatrick of Kirksville, Missouri; one brother, Donnie Sizemore of La Plata, Missouri; two grandchildren, Keyton ...

Ronald "Ronnie" William Sizemore

(Mar 31, 1964 - Nov 29, 2013)

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Ronald “Ronnie” William Sizemore, age 49 of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Friday, November 29, 2013 at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Born March 31, 1964 in Kirksville, Missouri, he was the son of James E. and Arlene M. (Moore) Sizemore.

Survivors include his mother, Arlene M. Sizemore of La Plata, Missouri; one son, Dalton Sizemore of Novinger, Missouri; and two brothers, James Sizemore of La Plata, Missouri and Donald Sizemore of Atlanta, Missouri.

Preceding him ...

Bennie H. Slaughter

(Mar 23, 1916 - Apr 24, 2010)

Bennie H. Slaughter, age 94 of LaPlata, Missouri, passed away Saturday, April 24, 2010 at the LaPlata Nursing Home in LaPlata, Missouri.

Born March 23, 1916 in Gifford, Missouri, he was the son of Jacob B. and Nora E. (Wood) Slaughter. On February 25, 1937 he married Deloma M. Keithley who preceded him in death on October 5, 2009.
Also preceding in death were his parents; one son, Billy Slaughter; one daughter-in-law, Wilma Slaughter; one ...

Dean Slaughter

(Jan 21, 1928 - Jun 08, 2016)

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Dean Slaughter, age 88 of New Boston, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at Macon Health Care Center in Macon, Missouri.

Born January 21, 1928 in Adair County, Missouri, he was the son of Roxy Earl and Carrie Binda (Williams) Slaughter. On March 22, 1951 in Kirksville, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Marietta C. Lockett who survives.

Also surviving is one son, Norven Slaughter and wife Denise of Brookfield, Missouri; two daughters ...

Gary Lee Smith

(Sep 01, 1940 - Oct 31, 2018)

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Gary Lee Smith, age 78 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at his home. Born September 1, 1940 on a farm southwest of Beresford, South Dakota. Gary was born to Harry and E Alberta Smith, nee Horner and as a young child moved to Cedar Falls Iowa with his family.

He had 3 siblings; two brothers, Lowell D and Lyle H, a sister M. Evelyn Strayer; two sons, Daniel Lee of ...

Harold L. Smith

(Aug 26, 1932 - Dec 31, 2016)

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Harold L. Smith, 84 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016 at the La Plata Nursing Home.

Born August 26, 1932 in Mountain View, Missouri, the son of Emin Verl and Mildred C. (Plumlee) Smith. On February 22, 1964 in La Plata, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Wanda Lea Gregory who preceded him in death on December 12, 2009.

Also preceding him in death were his parents; one sister, Mary ...

Robert E. Smithson

(Sep 30, 1918 - May 20, 2013)

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Robert E. Smithson, age 94 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013 at Samaritan Hospital in Macon, Missouri.

Born September 30, 1918 near Donaldson, Iowa, he was the son of Daniel and Katherine (Koller) Smithson. On April 16, 1949 in Atlanta, Missouri he married Theda J. Farmer who survives.

Also surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Doug and Paula Smithson of Mankato, Minnesota and Scott and Jeani Smithson of La Plata, Missouri ...

Robert Lee Snow

(Feb 27, 1934 - Jun 09, 2010)

Robert Lee Snow, age 76 of LaPlata, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at the Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri.

Born February 27, 1934 near Novelty, Missouri, he was the son of Charles Orville and Sophia Lena (Kautz) Snow. On December 24, 1955 in Kirksville, Missouri he married Mary Lou Benstine who survives.

Also surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Jan Snow of Mansfield, Texas and Mark and Paula Snow of ...

Jerry Lester Sparks

(Dec 27, 1939 - Nov 04, 2016)

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Jerry L. Sparks, age 76 of Springfield, Missouri, went to be with the Lord Friday, November 4, 2016.

Born December 27, 1939 in Kirksville, Missouri, the son of Erie and Luria (Davis) Sparks. On May 22, 1958 in Kirksville he was united in marriage to Rowena Zimmerman who survives.

Also surviving is one son, Anthony Sparks of the Philippines; two daughters and sons-in-law, Luena and David Wilson of Fort Worth, Texas and Liza and Mike ...

James William Sparrow

(May 19, 1924 - Mar 27, 2013)

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James William Sparrow, age 88 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri.

Born May 19, 1924 in Atlanta, Missouri, he was the son of Jake and Grace (Cunningham) Sparrow. On November 17, 1944 in England he married Gwendoline D. (Hook) Drury who preceded him in death on December 6, 2007.

Also preceding in death were his parents and two sisters, Marie Shores and ...

Herman William Spencer

(Jul 08, 1912 - Feb 12, 2011)

Herman William Spencer, age 98 of Elmer, Missouri, passed away Saturday, February 12, 2011 at his home.

Born July 8, 1912 near Atlanta, Missouri, the son of George Fredrick and Mary Eva (Todd) Spencer. On October 8, 1933 in Callao, Missouri he married Nellie Mae Bonifield who preceded him in death on June 21, 1997.

Also preceding in death were his parents and two brothers, Robert and Fredrick Spencer.

Surviving is one son and daughter-in-law ...

Ronald Herman Spencer

(Mar 03, 1938 - Jul 08, 2015)

Ronald Herman Spencer, age 77 of Elmer, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri.

Born March 3, 1938 in Elmer, Missouri, he was the son of Herman William and Nellie Mae (Bonnefield) Spencer. On October 6, 1957 in Elmer, Missouri he was united in marriage to Sylvia Magers who survives.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Julie Spencer of Elmer, Missouri; one daughter and son-in-law ...

Lilburn Alvin Spindler

(Nov 14, 1942 - Dec 28, 2012)

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Lilburn Alvin Spindler, age 70 of High Point, North Carolina, passed away on December 28, 2012.

Born November 14, 1942 in Kirksville, Missouri, he was the son of Lilburn and Anabel Spindler. He married Carolyn Beth Hertzler.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother George Spindler.

Surviving are two children, Saxon D. Spindler of the home and Ashley J. Spindler of Columbia, Missouri; one sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Gary Redmon of ...

David B. St. Clair

(Mar 19, 1954 - Jun 16, 2019)

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David B. St. Clair, age 65 of Elmer, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, June 16, 2019 at his home.

Born March 19, 1954 in Kirksville, Missouri, the son of Paul Granville and Irma Mae (Davison) St. Clair. On November 3, 1972 in La Plata, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Wanda Rhoades who survives.

Also surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Chris and Candy St. Clair of La Plata, Missouri and Aaron and Amy ...

John G. "Jack" Steadward

(Jul 31, 1929 - Mar 30, 2012)

John “Jack” G. Steadward, age 82 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Friday, March 30, 2012 at the University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Born July 31, 1929 in Holyoke, Massachusetts, he was the son of Thomas and Rose E. (Watkins) Steadward.

Surviving is his mother, Rose Steadward of Novinger, Missouri; one son, Charles Steadward of Walnut, California; two daughters, Dawn Aceituno of Columbia, Missouri and Antoinette Scardina of Las Vegas, Nevada; one sister, Mary Crisman ...

Clinton Laverne Steele

(Nov 29, 1935 - Oct 19, 2017)

Clinton Laverne Steele, age 81 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, October 19, 2017 at his farm.

Born November 29, 1935 near La Plata, Missouri, the son of Finas Berle and Mary Ruby (Bragg) Steele. On August 6, 1953 in Novelty, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Velva Rourke who survives.

Also surviving are four children, Rusty Steele and wife Jackie of La Plata, Missouri, Cathy Capps of Kirksville, Missouri, Linda Smith ...

Glen William Stephenson

(Mar 08, 1921 - Dec 14, 2014)

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Glen William Stephenson, age 93 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri.

Born March 8, 1921 near Loeffler, Missouri, he was the son of John William LeRoy and Laura Ethel (Cook) Stephenson. On January 17, 1942 in Kirksville, Missouri he married Fern Holland who preceded him in death on July 19, 1943. On May 11, 1947 in Kirksville, Missouri he married Olive Lucille Laird ...

Thomas S. Stockbauer

(Jul 23, 1943 - Dec 04, 2012)

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Thomas S. Stockbauer, age 69 of Elmer, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at his home.

Born July 23, 1943 in Kansas City, Kansas, he was the son of Alfred Fredrick and Marie (Scotstrom) Stockbauer. On December 31, 1985 in Liberty, Missouri, he married Mary E. (Dunlap) Keeney who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Steve Stockbauer of Camden Point, Missouri and Scott Stockbauer of Eldorodo Springs, Missouri; two step sons, John Keeney of ...

Diane M. Stoner

(Feb 13, 1960 - Nov 15, 2018)

Diane M. Stoner, age 58 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2018 at her home.

Born February 13, 1960 in Lawrence, Kansas, the daughter of Robert and Elsie Wheeler.

Survivors include one daughter, Summer Mason of Kirksville, Missouri; two brothers, Shawn Wheeler of Denver, Colorado and Rodney Wheeler of La Plata, Missouri and one sister, Tina Hoffmaster of St. Joseph, Missouri; and one granddaughter.

There are no services scheduled at this time.

Scott D. Stoner

(May 06, 1959 - Dec 23, 2014)

Scott D. Stoner, age 55 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Tuesday December 23, 2014 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri.

Born May 6, 1959 in Waterloo, Iowa, he was the son of Darv and Betty (Thron) Stoner. On December 28, 1993 in Waterloo, Iowa he married Diana M. Wheeler who survives.

Also surviving are: his mother, Betty Wright of Waterloo, Iowa; one son, Travis Bowen of Covington, Virginia; two daughters, Summer Mason ...

Aletha M. Sulzberger

(Aug 07, 1921 - Feb 02, 2018)

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Aletha Maie (Brust) Sulzberger, 96, formerly of La Plata MO., passed away February 2, 2018 at Tiger Place Independent Living in Columbia, MO. She was born August 7, 1921 to Francis "Frank" C. Brust, Sr. and Catherine (Stevenson) Brust in Odell, Illinois, the second of six children.

Aletha married Lester Sulzberger August 26, 1938; Lester passed in 2012 after 74 years of marriage. Also preceding her in death were her parents and five siblings, Jack ...

Billy Joe Summers

(Feb 04, 1954 - Jul 04, 2015)

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Billy Joe Summers, age 61 formerly of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015 at Ashland Health Care in Ashland, Missouri.

Born February 4, 1954 in Kirksville, Missouri, he was the son of William B. and Opal (Watson) Summers.

Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn and Amanda Summers, both of Columbia, Missouri; one brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Marcella Summers of Sedalia, Missouri; and one niece and two nephews.

His parents and one sister ...

Opal Irene Summers

(Aug 01, 1926 - Jun 04, 2012)

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Opal Irene Summers, age 85 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Monday, June 4, 2012 at the La Plata Nursing Home.

Born August 1, 1926 in Allerton, Iowa, she was the daughter of Thomas Melvin and Reva P. (Rollins) Watson. On July 19, 1944 in Allerton, Iowa, she married William B. Summers who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Richard and wife Marcella Summers of Sedalia, Missouri and Billy Joe Summers of La Plata, Missouri ...

William Brite Summers

(Sep 15, 1920 - Sep 06, 2012)

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William Brite Summers, age 91 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Thursday, September 6, 2012 at the La Plata Nursing Home in La Plata, Missouri.

Born September 15, 1920 in DeNova, Colorado, he was the son of John Brite and Ethel Melissa (Cunningham) Summers. On July 19, 1944 in Allerton, Iowa he married Opal Irene Watson who preceded him in death on June 4, 2012.

Also preceding him in death were his parents; one infant ...