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Emma Jean Walker

(Mar 02, 1942 - Jun 15, 2013)

Emma Jean Walker, age 71 of Macon, Missouri, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Macon Health Care Center in Macon, Missouri.

Born March 2, 1942 in Atlanta, Missouri, she was the daughter of Frank and Muriel (King) Wing. On October 5, 1958 in Atlanta, she married Richard Walker who preceded her in death on April 13, 2011.

Also preceding her in death were her parents and one sister, Yvonne Farden.

Surviving are one daughter ...

Kathryn June Walker

(Jun 20, 1924 - Nov 14, 2016)

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Kathryn June Walker, age 92 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Monday, November 14, 2016 at the La Plata Nursing Home in La Plata, Missouri.

Born June 20, 1924, in Novelty, Missouri, the daughter of Andrew Vance and Zelma Florence (Howerton) Holmes. On January 20, 1947 in Shelbina, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Stanley Walker, who preceded her in death on August 14, 1994.

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

Richard Milton Walker

(Jan 30, 1936 - Apr 13, 2011)

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Richard Milton Walker, age 75 of Macon, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at Lock Haven Nursing Home in Macon, Missouri.

Born January 30, 1936 in Atlanta, Missouri, he was the son of Pearl and Opal (Downey) Walker. On October 5, 1958 in Atlanta, Missouri he married Emma Jean Wing who survives.

Also surviving is one daughter, Kimberly Kay Hoffman and husband Richard of Huntsville, Missouri; one brother, Gary Walker and wife Carolyn of ...

Debbie L. Ward

(Apr 23, 1961 - Sep 01, 2016)

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Debbie L. Ward, age 55 of Hallsville, Missouri, passed away Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Born April 23, 1961 at Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino, California, the daughter of TSGT Thomas L. and Carol (Dawkins) Ward.

Survivors include her mother, Carol Ward of Hallsville, Missouri; grandmother, Martha Bragg of Loch Haven in Macon, Missouri; one daughter, Jessica Ward-Matthews and husband John of Bunker, Missouri; one son, Thomas J ...

Donavon Lewis Ward

(Mar 16, 1932 - Aug 15, 2010)

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Donavon Lewis Ward, age 78 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Sunday, August 15, 2010 at his home.

Born March 16, 1932 in La Plata, Missouri, he was the son of Harry and Susie Margaret (Euritt) Ward. On December 18, 1955 in Kirksville, Missouri he married Leila A. Leavitt who survives.

Also surviving are four children, Leslie Ann Dochterman and husband Michael of Monterey, California, Steven Leavitt Ward and wife Shannon of Blair, Nebraska, Wallace ...

Thomas L. Ward

(Dec 02, 1933 - Nov 29, 2010)

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Thomas L. Ward, age 76 of Tumbling Shoals, Arkansas passed away Monday November 29th at UAMS in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Born in La Plata, Missouri on December 2nd 1933, one of seven children of Harry and Susie Ward. He attended school there and loved growing up in La Plata. He worked for his Father in the CO-OP station. He graduated in 1951 and entered the Air Force in January 1953 and was honorably discharged in ...

Betty G. Warren

(Dec 30, 1937 - Oct 10, 2017)

Betty G. Warren, age 79 of Ethel, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at her home.

Born December 30, 1937 in Macon County, Missouri, the daughter of Otto Meek “Curly” and Della (Rogers) Sullivan. On May 18, 1954 she was united in marriage to Otha Odell “Tiny” Cunningham who preceded her in death on October 4, 1969. In 1971 she married Hallie Warren who preceded her in death on September 20, 2011.

Also preceding ...

Hallie Lee Warren

(Jun 30, 1935 - Sep 20, 2011)

Hallie Lee Warren, age 76, of Ethel, Missouri passed away in his home Tuesday, September 20, 2011. Born June 30, 1935 in Elmer, Missouri, he was the son of Denzil and Ora (Carter) Warren. On October 8, 1972 in Atlanta, Missouri, he married Betty Sullivan who survives.

Also surviving is one daughter Lenora Warren, of New Cambria; two step-daughters Joyce Ann Cunningham and Linda Yearners both of Kirksville, Missouri; four step-sons Rex Cunningham of Raytown ...

Doris E. Waters

(Nov 24, 1927 - Feb 07, 2015)

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Doris E. Waters, 87, of Bloomington, Illinois, died at 3:48 p.m. Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Heritage Health, Bloomington.

She was born November 24, 1927 in La Plata, Missouri, a daughter of Hobart M. and Gracie May Easley Slaughter. She married M. Thomas Waters on June 3, 1948 and he preceded her in death in 1998.

Surviving are her children, Greg (Christie) Waters of Bloomington and Cheri (William) Wasz of Englewood, FL; four ...

Leonard Wayne Webb

(Nov 21, 1949 - Apr 27, 2017)

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Wayne Webb, age 62 of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the La Plata Nursing Home.

Born August 14, 1954 in Sheridan, Arkansas, the son of Alvie and Minnie Bell (Allen) Webb.

Surviving is one daughter, Jessica Brown and husband Chris of Sheridan, Arkansas; five brothers, David Webb of Kirksville, Missouri, Robert Smith of La Plata, Missouri, Ralph Smith of La Plata, Missouri, Buddy Curtis Webb of Oklahoma, and Kenneth Alvin Webb ...

Anna LoRraine Wempner

(Jul 20, 1912 - Jan 31, 2012)

Anna LoRraine (Triggs ) Wempner, age 99, passed peacefully from this life on January 31, 2012, in Lee's Summit, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her parents, J. Homer and Minnie (Chadwick) Johnson; son, Wilbur Dale Wright and daughter-in-law, Judy Wright; husbands, Morris Wright, Orville Triggs and Walter Wempner; step greatgrandson, Anthony Barnes; sisters, Willie Johnson, Miltie Gupton and Jodie Cobb.

LoRraine is survived by two step children, David and Betty Triggs; three grandsons, Randy ...

JoAnn Westbrook

(Aug 17, 1952 - Feb 20, 2016)

JoAnn Westbrook, age 63 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri.

Born August 17, 1952 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, she was the daughter of Harvey and Francis (Starnes) Chandler. On January 28, 1969 in Trenton, Georgia, she married Robert Bode, and to this union three sons were born. JoAnn later married Ronald Westbrook who preceded her in death on August 1, 2003.

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Elsie Anne Wheeler

(Mar 12, 1940 - Mar 04, 2018)

Elsie Anne Wheeler, age 77 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Born March 12, 1940 in Pea Ridge, Arkansas, the daughter of Virgil and Anna (Oliver) Facklam. On April 16, 1958 in Miami, Oklahoma, she was united in marriage to Robert Wheeler who preceded her in death on November 30, 2007.

Also preceding her in death were her parents, one daughter, Linda Criss, and one ...

Betty Jo Williams

(Jul 08, 1928 - Apr 21, 2016)

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Betty Jo Williams age 87 of La Plata, Missouri passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the La Plata Nursing Home in La Plata, Missouri.

Born July 8, 1928 in Independence, Missouri, she was the daughter of Orville and Zena (Frieze) Hays. On November 19, 1945 she was united in marriage to Arthur Willis Williams who preceded her in death on February 20, 1970.

Also preceding her in death were her parents, one daughter, Dixie ...

Blanche Irene Williams

(Dec 19, 1920 - Dec 08, 2011)

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Blanche Irene Williams, age 90 of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away Thursday, December 8, 2011 at St. Lukes Northland Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.

Born December 19, 1920 in Yarrow, Missouri, she was the daughter of William J. and Myrtle Lorene (Iaiser) Stewart. On September 27, 1941 in Kirksville, Missouri she married Carroll Dean Williams who preceded her in death on September 11, 1980.

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

Pamela Sue Williams

(Mar 28, 1961 - Aug 23, 2010)

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Pamela Sue Williams, age 49 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Monday, August 23, 2010 at the University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Born March 28, 1961 in Unionville, Missouri, she was the daughter of William Thomas and Selina M. (Sizemore) Clark. On August 16, 1976 in Glenwood, Missouri, she married Marvin Duane Ownbey who preceded her in death on November 19, 2002. On March 11, 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada, she married Lester Williams who ...

Carol Audrey Wilson

(Oct 24, 1943 - Apr 19, 2015)

Carol Audrey Wilson, age 71 of Anderson, South Carolina, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson, South Carolina.

Born October 24, 1943 in the state of Massachusetts, she was the daughter of John and Ada (Huvey) O’Donnell. On December 30, 1991 in Hagers Grove, Missouri, she married Charles B. Wilson who survives. Also surviving is one son, Scott Rowan of Orlando, Florida and several nieces and nephews.

Her ...

Charles B. Wilson

(Oct 30, 1936 - Aug 11, 2016)

Charles B. Wilson, age 79 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Thursday, August 11, 2016 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Born October 30, 1936 in La Plata, Missouri, he was the son of Babe and Mary Margaret (Newkirk) Wilson. On December 30, 1991 Hagers Grove, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Carol A. O’Donnell who preceded him in death on April 19, 2015.

Also preceding him in death were his parents; two ...

Lewis Gene Wilson

(Aug 24, 1934 - Aug 30, 2015)

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Lewis Gene Wilson, age 81 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Born August 24, 1934 in La Plata, Missouri, he was the son of Babe and Mary M. (Newkirk) Wilson. On September 22, 1956 in La Plata, Missouri he married Betty Rood who survives.

Also surviving is one brother, Charles B. Wilson of La Plata, Missouri; one brother-in-law, Cecil Overstreet of Kirksville, Missouri; one sister-in-law ...

Ann Jones Winger

(Mar 29, 1938 - Dec 29, 2013)

Ann Jones Winger, age 75 of Long Beach, California, passed away on December 29, 2013 from cancer.

Born in Springfield, Missouri on March 29, 1938, the daughter of Dr. John Ben Jones and Martha Nell Jones, RN, who preceded her in death.

Ann grew up in Kirksville, Missouri, graduating from Kirksville High School in 1956 and Northeast Missouri State Teachers College in 1960. Ann was a member of the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority. After graduating ...

Wretha Marie Winlker

(Sep 08, 1924 - Feb 27, 2012)

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Wretha Marie Winkler, age 87 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Monday, February 27, 2012 at the La Plata Nursing Home in La Plata, Missouri.

Born September 8, 1924 in Bucklin, Missouri, she was the daughter of Jewett W. and Lola Belle (Carter) Webber. On June 16, 1945 in Clarence, Missouri she married William Winkler who preceded her in death on March 21, 1996.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; two sisters, Deloma ...

Donald Clifford Wirtjes

(Jun 16, 1950 - Jul 22, 2018)

Donald C. Wirtjes, age 68 of South Gifford, Missouri, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2018 at a friend’s home in South Gifford.

Born June 16, 1950 in Webster City, Iowa, the second son of four children to George A. and Vivian Dean (Wilson) Wirtjes.

Don had two sisters, Carol and Rosemary, and one brother, George.

He married Pamela Joyce Shahan on March 29, 1986 in Webster City. To this union were born two children ...

Barbara Ann Wolf

(Sep 03, 1929 - Sep 02, 2012)

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Barbara Ann Wolf, age 82 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2012 at the La Plata Nursing Home.

Born September 3, 1929 in rural Atlanta, Missouri, she was the daughter of Lloyd and Susie (Davis) Collins. On May 20, 1950 in La Plata, Missouri, she married Dale Wolf who preceded her in death on September 18, 2008.

Also preceding her in death were her parents and one sister, Gayle Cribb.

Surviving are ...

Margaret Maureen Wolf

(Oct 26, 1922 - Jun 17, 2010)

Margaret Maureen Wolf, age 87 of La Plata, Missouri passed away Thursday, June 17, 2010, at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri.

Born October 26, 1922 in Fayette, Iowa, she was the daughter of Herbert and Zora (Tatro) Porter. On April 6, 1958 in Kirksville, Missouri she married Emery Wolf who preceded her in death on November 23, 1987.

Also preceding her in death were her parents, one brother, Bill Porter and one sister ...

Don E. Wood

(Mar 21, 1963 - May 16, 2018)

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Don E. Wood, age 55 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Born March 21, 1963 in Kirksville, Missouri, the son of Earl L. and Betty J. (Haggy) Wood.

Surviving are two daughters, Ashley Lee Wood and Anna Mae Wood, both of Des Moines, Iowa; mother, Betty Wood of La Plata, Missouri; and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Twyla and Willard Yardley of Jefferson City, Missouri and ...

Edward Gail Wood

(Oct 11, 1953 - Mar 04, 2016)

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Edward Gail Wood, age 62 of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Friday, March 4, 2016 at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Born October 11, 1953 in Kirksville, Missouri, he was the son of Carl and Buna (Sallee) Wood.

Surviving are four daughters, Stacy Ward of Kirksville, Missouri, Danielle Edwards and husband Jeremy of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Cassie Summers and husband Tell of Omaha, Nebraska, and Amber Couch and husband Drew of ...

Jessie Marie Wood

(Sep 11, 1913 - Sep 19, 2011)

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Jessie Marie Wood, age 98 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Monday, September 19, 2011 at the La Plata Nursing.

Born September 11, 1913 in Yarrow, Missouri, she was the daughter of Benjamin Taylor and Leota Maude Wood.

Preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Claude Lavern and Cecil Edward Wood; and two sisters, Juanita Pearl Barrett and May Perkins.

Surviving are three nieces, two nephews, many great and great-great nieces and nephews ...

Linden "Buster" W. Wood

(Apr 02, 1945 - Jun 03, 2019)

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Linden “Buster” W. Wood, age 74 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019 at the La Plata Nursing Home in La Plata, Missouri.
Born April 2, 1945 in La Plata, Missouri, the son of Claude Lavern and Leola D. (Wares) Wood. On October 24, 1965 he was united in marriage to Janet Young who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Tonya Wood of La Plata and Terri McLean and husband, Chris of ...

Dale K. Woodard

(Apr 26, 1936 - Jul 06, 2017)

Dale K. Woodard, age 81 of Macon, Missouri, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017 at the Loch Haven Nursing Home in Macon, Missouri.

Born April 26, 1936 in Novelty, Missouri, he was the son of Thomas and Lena (Willey) Woodard. On February 14, 1965 in Bevier, Missouri he was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Foley who preceded her in death on June 19, 2017.

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

Patricia Ann Woodard

(Apr 17, 1938 - Jun 19, 2017)

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Patricia Ann Woodard, age 79 of Macon, Missouri, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at the Oak View Cottage of Loch Haven Nursing Home in Macon, Missouri.

Born April 17, 1938 in Macon County, Missouri, the daughter of John and Mildred (Perkins) Foley. On February 14, 1965, in Bevier, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Dale Woodard who survives.

Also surviving is one sister, Bonita Pennington of Macon, Missouri; one nephew, John Long; and ...