Obituary

Maxine Eddy Murray 1925-2020

Written on March 31, 2020

Maxine Eddy Murray, the daughter of Albert Charles and Maude Emaline (Singleton) Hall, was born August 23, 1925, in Ava, Missouri. Maxine graduated from Fairfax High School, Fairfax, Missouri, in 1943 and attended Platt – Gard Business University, St. Joseph, Missouri, for two years. Upon graduation, Maxine was employed at the Exchange Bank of Fairfax  Continue Reading »

Leland “Butch” Blankenship, Jr. 1945-2020

Written on March 31, 2020

Leland “Butch” Blankenship, Jr., 74, of Onawa, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at Center Heights, Onawa. Memorial services will be held at a later date with graveside services at the Greenhill Cemetery in Rock Port, Missouri. Military honors will be provided by the United States Army and the David McNeill American Legion Post  Continue Reading »

Phyllis L. Clark 1924-2020

Written on March 24, 2020

A memorial service for Phyllis L. Clark of Tarkio, Missouri, was held Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Tarkio Presbyterian Church. Inurnment was held at Home Cemetery, Tarkio. Reverend Will Ratcliff officiated. Services were under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio. Phyllis, the daughter of Harry Harvey and Elizabeth Marie (Hartman) Amthor, was born September  Continue Reading »

Merry P. Bray 1936-2020

Written on March 17, 2020

Merry Pauline Bray, the daughter of Alex Frank and Maudie May (Edmonds) Michon, was born April 1, 1936, in Auburn, Nebraska. Merry attended rural Peru, Nebraska, country schools then graduated from Auburn High School in 1954. On April 20, 1956, Merry was united in marriage to Okly E. Bray at the Auburn Christian Church. They  Continue Reading »

Patrick “Pat” Miller 1964-2020

Written on March 17, 2020

Patrick “Pat” Miller, 55, died of natural causes at Community-Hospital Fairfax, Fairfax, Missouri, on March 13, 2020. Pat was married to Tiffany Farrow in Coronado, California, on September 20, 2003. He worked at several local businesses throughout his life, from working as a chef and manager of local restaurants, to working as a food inspector  Continue Reading »

Mary (Betzner) Wolfe 1932-2020

Written on March 17, 2020

Ms. Mary Maxine (Betzner) Wolfe, age 87, of Peachtree City, Georgia, passed into Glory and entered her eternal home on March 10, 2020. Mary was born in Tarkio, Missouri, on April 28, 1932, to the late Harry and Martha Betzner. She grew up in the Tarkio area and graduated from Fairfax High School in 1951.  Continue Reading »

Teresa L. Hickok 1956-2020

Written on March 17, 2020

Teresa L. Hickok, the daughter of Clifford E. and Kathryn (Thompson) Hill, was born May 4, 1956, in Fairfax, Missouri. She attended school in Rock Port, Missouri, graduating from Rock Port High School in 1974. Teresa was united in marriage to Doug Vette from 1974 to 2006. They became the parents of one son, David  Continue Reading »

Marilyn Joan (LaHue) Graves 1930-2020

Written on March 17, 2020

Marilyn Joan (LaHue) Graves was born to Floyd and Helen LaHue at Langdon, Missouri, on October 15, 1930. Her grade school years were spent at Benton Center School, Langdon School, and Rock Port School. She graduated from Rock Port High School, Rock Port, Missouri, in 1947 and then attended Northwest Missouri State College in Maryville,  Continue Reading »

Pastor Herbert Nicholas Johnson, Jr. 1935-2020

Written on March 10, 2020

Pastor Herbert Nicholas Johnson, Jr., of Lindsborg, Kansas, passed away Friday, March 6, 2020. He was born April 19, 1935, in Ft. Dodge, Iowa, to Pastor Herbert N. Johnson, Sr., and Pearl Thyrina (Johnson) Johnson. His childhood was spent in New Jersey and Miami, Florida, where he graduated from Coral Gables High School. He attended  Continue Reading »

Jerri Lynn Gordon 1951-2020

Written on March 10, 2020

Jerri Lynn Gordon, 69, of Belton, Missouri, passed away Saturday, February 29, 2020, at Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2020, at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, Missouri. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Strasburg  Continue Reading »

Jane Greeley Buesing 1932-2020

Written on March 3, 2020

Jane Greeley Buesing, 87, of Maryville, Missouri, passed from this life on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at Parkdale Manor in Maryville, with family at her side. She was born at home near Burlington Junction, Missouri, on May 17, 1932. Her parents were David Barnes and Grace Louvada (Brown) Greeley. She was a lifelong resident of  Continue Reading »

Larry Walter Riley 1941-2020

Written on March 3, 2020

Larry Walter Riley, 78, Fairfax, Missouri, died peacefully in his home February 20, 2020, with his family at his bedside. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Georgia (Brown) Riley; sister, Karen Timmerman; brother, Duane Riley; and nephew, Kirk Wallace. Survivors include his son, Jimmy Jack Riley, and Larry’s granddaughters, Yale, Oklahoma;  Continue Reading »