Richard M. Barrett

Written on January 21, 2020

Richard M. Barrett was born in Skidmore, Missouri, on April 15, 1924. He was one of a set of twins of four children born to Floyd R. and Okalla (Suttle) Barrett. Richard graduated from Skidmore High School and entered the University of Missouri. He then was drafted into the U.S. Army and served overseas during  Continue Reading »

Carol Adele Barnes

Written on January 14, 2020

Carol Adele Barnes, 88, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at Tarkio Rehabilitation and Health Care in Tarkio, Missouri. She was born on July 11, 1931, at the family farm house in rural Northboro, Iowa, to Fred and Lucille (Emery) Meyer. Although Carol grew up in Northboro, she graduated from Westboro High School, Westboro,  Continue Reading »

Pat Prather

Written on January 14, 2020

Pat Prather, age 90, formerly of Tarkio, Missouri, loving mother, grammy, and great-grammy, died peacefully at home in Minnesota on January 7, 2020. She was preceded in death by husband, Frank; and siblings, Jean Wagoner and Ron Mills. She was survived by children, Silas, Elizabeth (Eric) Prince, and Fran (Greg) Klausen; grandchildren, Zach, Taylor (Ryan),  Continue Reading »

Janet I. Jensen

Written on January 14, 2020

Janet Irene (Shields) Jensen, daughter of Rachel and Owen Raymond Shields, was born on May 3, 1947, in San Francisco, California. She entered into rest on December 26, 2019, in Tucson, Arizona, at the age of 72 years, 7 months, 23 days. The family moved to Albany, Missouri, in 1948, where Janet graduated high school  Continue Reading »

John Madison Burch, IV

Written on January 7, 2020

John Madison Burch, IV, of Dupo, Illinois, passed away Friday, December 6, 2019, at his daughter’s home in Flanders, New Jersey. He was 73. Born in Paterson, he lived in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, prior to moving to Illinois in 1989. Prior to his retirement, John was Director of Structural Aircraft Repair with Mid Coast  Continue Reading »

William Delmar “Bill” Lee

Written on January 7, 2020

William Delmar “Bill” Lee, the son of Gerald Francis and Virginia Lea (Wallace) Lee, was born on October 22, 1971. Bill graduated from Tarkio High School in 1990. Following graduation, Bill worked for Dr. Espey in Tarkio, Kawasaki Corp., Maryville, Missouri, Ag Partners, Tarkio, and also helped farmers in the area. On August 2, 1997,  Continue Reading »

Duane G. Showalter

Written on January 7, 2020

Duane G. Showalter, 95, passed away at his Craig, Missouri, home on Monday, December 30, 2019. He was born November 28, 1924, to David and Ruth (Griffin) Showalter, and graduated from Craig High School in 1943. Duane served in the U.S. Army. He was co-owner of Hall & Showalter Construction, and then co-owner/operator of Showalter  Continue Reading »

Larry D. Kennell

Written on January 7, 2020

Larry D. Kennell passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2019. He was born September 11, 1961. Larry was preceded in death by parents, Donald W. and Marlene Kennell. He is survived by wife, Lisa A. Kennell; sons, Carter Kennell and Conner Kennell; brother, Robert Kennell (Barb); sisters, Peggy Welchans (Kenny) and Sherry Hartman (Mark); and nieces  Continue Reading »

Dottie Jane Carlson

Written on December 30, 2019

Dottie Jane Carlson died unexpectedly Saturday, December 21, 2019, at the age of 83 in Columbia, Missouri. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 30, at Grace Bible Church, 601 Blue Ridge Road, Columbia. Burial will follow the service at Memorial Park in Columbia. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral  Continue Reading »

Dana Marjorie (Tift) Osburn

Written on December 17, 2019

Dana Marjorie (Tift) Osburn, the daughter of Gerald and Marian (Rogerson) Tift, was born September 15, 1949, in Providence, Rhode Island. Dana attended school in Barrington, Rhode Island, and enjoyed the summers in Onset, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod. She graduated from Barrington High School in 1967. After high school, Dana traveled from the East Coast  Continue Reading »

Murl C. Dovel

Written on December 17, 2019

Murl C. Dovel, age 85 of Hamburg, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2019, at Grape Community Hospital in Hamburg. Murl was born on May 4, 1934, in Watson, Missouri, the son of Ira Thomas and Bessie Louise (Choate) Dovel. He attended school and graduated from the Hamburg High School with the Class of  Continue Reading »

Laurence D. Knepper

Written on December 10, 2019

Laurence “Larry” Dale Knepper, 89, of Springfield, Missouri, formerly of Tarkio, Missouri, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 6, 2019, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield after a brief illness. Larry was born on May 20, 1930, in Maryville, Missouri, to George W. Knepper and Ethel F. Obert Knepper. He graduated from Tarkio High School in  Continue Reading »