Ruth E. Beck

Written on September 28, 2016

Ruth E. Beck passed away Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Community Hospital in Fairfax, Missouri at the age of 75. Funeral service for Ruth were held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at the Wesley United Methodist Church, Saint Joseph, Missouri. Interment followed in Memorial Park Cemetery, Saint Joseph. Services were conducted by Rev.  Continue Reading »


Written on September 28, 2016

Donald L. Burke, 82, Fairfax, Missouri, died September 15, 2016, at his residence. Donald Lee Burke was born August 29, 1934, on the farm near Fairfax, where he grew up. He was the youngest child of Ford and Zeta (Glaskin) Burke. He attended the Irish Grove School until the sixth grade when the family moved  Continue Reading »

Ralph Lee Phelps

Written on September 21, 2016

Ralph Lee Phelps, 71, a longtime resident of Rock Port, Missouri, passed away in the early hours of the morning on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Bryan LGH Medical Center East in Lincoln, Nebraska after a brief illness. Ralph, the son of Walter and Lillie (Oswald) Phelps was born June 3, 1945 in Maryville, Missouri.  Continue Reading »

Donald L. Hopkins

Written on September 14, 2016

Donald L. Hopkins died peacefully in his sleep early Saturday morning, September 3, 2016, at Riverdell Care Center. A celebration of his life was held September 10, 2016, at the Nelson Memorial United Methodist Church with visitation at the church from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. with the memorial service following at 11 a.m. At his request,  Continue Reading »


Written on September 14, 2016

River Bradbury, 20, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Craig, Missouri, on September 1, 2016. River was born April 24, 1996, in Fairfax, Missouri. He was the youngest son of James and Rebecca (Wilson) Bradbury. He lived in Fairfax and attended school there until 2010, when he and his mother moved to Nebraska. River  Continue Reading »

Garrett D. Parsons

Written on September 7, 2016

Garrett Dakota Parsons, the son of Lonnie Gene Parsons and Sandra Jeanette (Stevens) Lansdown, was born May 15, 1990, in Fairfax, Missouri.  He attended Rock Port High School, Rock Port, Missouri.  He later earned his GED. Garrett worked for Stanley Harmon Construction in Rock Port, Subway in Shenandoah, Iowa, and McDonald’s in Rock Port.  Garrett  Continue Reading »

Garrett D. Parsons

Written on August 31, 2016

Garrett Dakota Parsons, 26, Rock Port, Missouri, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016, in Rock Port. The body has been cremated. A memorial service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 2, 2016, at First Christian Church, Rock Port. There is no visitation. A private family inurnment is scheduled for a later date. Memorials may  Continue Reading »

Alyce F. Townsend

Written on August 31, 2016

Alyce Faye Townsend, 73, Greeley, Colorado, formerly of Rock Port, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2016, in Greeley. The body has been cremated. Memorial services are pending for an October service. Online obituaries and condolences ~ Services under the direction of Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port.

Roberta Gaye (Jackson) Bean

Written on August 24, 2016

Roberta Gaye (Jackson) Bean, the daughter of John Marshall and Gertrude Adeline (Falconer) Jackson, was born June 18, 1957, in Craig, Missouri. She attended Craig High School, graduating in 1975. Roberta worked as a receptionist for a carpet company and was currently working as a cashier at McDonald’s in Rock Port, Missouri. She was always  Continue Reading »

L. Jay Gildersleeve

Written on August 24, 2016

L. Jay Gildersleeve, 69, Lincoln, passed away unexpectedly on August 18, 2016. Jay was born to Lloyd William and Audie May (Porter) Gildersleeve in Hamburg, Iowa on February 16, 1947. Jay had fond memories of his time growing up in Rock Port, Missouri and particularly enjoyed reconnecting with many classmates at his 50th high school  Continue Reading »

Marjorie E. (Harmon) Gorman

Written on August 24, 2016

A funeral service for Marjorie E. (Harmon) Gorman will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio. Interment will take place at Home Cemetery, Tarkio. Marjorie’s children will conduct the service. Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio. Marjorie was born on August 24, 1916, in  Continue Reading »


Written on August 17, 2016

James “Jim” Randolph Fall, Jr. – father, husband, grandfather, friend, newspaperman, sports fan, fisherman, golfer – the former mayor of Maryville, Missouri, who served as the executive editor of the Maryville Daily Forum and who was a lifelong advocate for community journalism, died Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at Mosaic Hospital in St. Joseph, Missouri. He  Continue Reading »