Obituary

Jane Christen 1919-2021

Written on September 14, 2021

Jane Christen, 102, passed away Sunday, August 15, 2021, at her Rock Port, Missouri, home. Jane was born on January 9, 1919, in Oregon, Missouri, to Winfield S. and Ida Mae (Donovan) Hodgin. She graduated from Oregon High School in 1936. Jane worked at First Stockyards Bank in St. Joseph, the Holt County FSA Office,  Continue Reading »

Jim Buckley

Written on September 14, 2021

There will be a memorial gathering for Jim Buckley on Friday, September 17, at 3:00 p.m. in Niedermeyer Park in Tarkio, Missouri. Friends and classmates are invited to attend and share a memorable story. After the memorial there will be time to sit and visit with friends and family. Kelli, Jim’s daughter, will be able  Continue Reading »

Margaret A. Grantham 1930-2021

Written on September 14, 2021

Margaret Allen Grantham, 91, Ravenwood, Missouri, passed away Monday, September 6, 2021, at the Pine View Manor in Stanberry, Missouri. Margaret was born to Frank and Rucia (Allen) Gillett, July 6, 1930, in Stanberry. She attended the Mount Pleasant grade school and graduated from Stanberry R-2 High School in 1948. Margaret worked for J.C. Penney,  Continue Reading »

Dr. E.R. Dalrymple 1930-2021

Written on September 14, 2021

E.R. Dalrymple was born July 26, 1930, in Rock Port, Missouri, to Elton Ray Dalrymple and Lillian Hackl Dalrymple. He passed away September 2, 2021, from complications suffered from a fall a few days earlier. E.R. graduated from Rock Port High School in 1948 after enjoying a high school career filled with sports, music, and  Continue Reading »

Meta M. (Nolte) Hull 1930-2021

Written on September 7, 2021

Meta M. (Nolte) Hull, the daughter of Rev. Dr. Frederick W. and Meta (Stuehmer) Nolte, was born in rural Westboro, Missouri, on November 18, 1930, at the old parsonage of St. John’s Lutheran Church. She entered into rest on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, in Shenandoah, Iowa. Meta attended South Dale Country School of rural Tarkio  Continue Reading »

Patricia Doris Wessler 1931-2021

Written on September 7, 2021

Patricia Doris Wessler, 89, longtime Westboro, Missouri, area resident, passed away September 4, 2021, at her home in Tarkio, Missouri. She was born on September 15, 1931, in Shenandoah, Iowa, to Helen (Bean) Bullock and Arlan F. Bullock. A 1949, graduate of Shenandoah High School, she married the love of her life, Paul Henry Wessler  Continue Reading »

Francil Davis 1923-2021

Written on August 31, 2021

Francil O. Davis, age 97, Oro Valley, Arizona, formerly of Fairfax, Missouri, died November 9, 2020, in Oro Valley. Francil was born September 2, 1923, in Grant City, Missouri. She was the daughter of the late C.C. and Susie M. (Canon) Dunfee. Francil was a graduate of Daleview High School in Atchison County, Missouri. After  Continue Reading »

Sandra Lee Smith 1953-2021

Written on August 24, 2021

Sandra Lee Smith, the daughter of Julius A. and Margaret (Simands) Donaldson, was born July 4, 1953, in Keene, New Hampshire. She attended Keene High School, Keene. In 1989, Sandy met her future husband, Melvin Minor, and they were united in marriage in 2006. They later divorced, but Melvin and Sandy remained close. Sandy was  Continue Reading »

Phyllis Jean Brandt 1956-2021

Written on August 24, 2021

Phyllis Jean Brandt, age 65, Fairfax, Missouri, died Thursday, August 19, 2021, at Community Hospital-Fairfax. Phyllis was born July 28. 1956, in Fairfax, the daughter of Francis Eugene and Patsy Ann (Monroe) Brandt. She was a graduate of Fairfax High School class of 1974. Phyllis was united in marriage to Don Ray Taylor August 9,  Continue Reading »

Beverly J. Sands 1945-2021

Written on August 24, 2021

Beverly “Bev” Jane Sands, 75, of Tarkio, Missouri, passed away August 17, 2021. Bev was born on September 15, 1945, to Floyd and Jewel VanDusen in Carroll, Iowa. She graduated from Ar-We-Va (Vail High School) in 1964. In 1964, Bev met John Jens Sands and they were united in marriage on October 2, 1965, in  Continue Reading »

Helen C. Van Meter 1921-2021

Written on August 24, 2021

Helen Caroline (Rosenbohm) Van Meter, 100,  passed away August 17, 2021, at Aberdeen Village in Olathe, Kansas. She was born on January 13, 1921, and grew up in Langdon, Missouri. Helen was the daughter of John and Emma (Tiemeyer) Rosenbohm. Helen graduated from Rock Port High School in 1939. She was a faithful member of  Continue Reading »

Betty Ruth Wester 1934-2021

Written on August 24, 2021

Betty Ruth Wester, 86, of Maryville, Missouri, passed from this life on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at Oak Pointe in Maryville. Betty was born in Hamburg, Iowa, on October 9, 1934, to parents, W.A. “Bill” Brinegar and Gladys Lenor (Geyer) Brinegar.  She had lived in Tarkio, Missouri, before moving to Maryville in 2004. She graduated  Continue Reading »