Deaths

Emma Pruitt

Emma Mae Pruitt, Nichols, IA, left this earth on Sunday, January 24, 2021, after a battle with various physical illnesses. Emma Mae was surrounded to the end by her loving family as she proceeded to her new home with God. A private interment was held January 30, 2021 at Lamar Cemetery near Elmo. A memorial

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Tom Townsend

Tom Townsend, 94, Maryville died Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at his home. Services are pending at Meierhoffer Funeral Home and Cremetory, St. Joseph. Ann Jalynn Clark, 76, Maryville, passed from this life on Friday, November 13, 2020 at her home in Maryville. She was born to Douglas L. and Betty Jo Lockett Duncan in Fort

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James L. Ray

Jim Ray died Saturday, June 12, 2021. He was born August 25, 1947, to James W. and Harriet Ray. He received a masters degree in counseling from Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville. Mr. Ray became the director of the Family Counseling Center in Cape Girardeau, where he helped set record levels of recovery. A celebration

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Larry Yates

Larry L. “Rowdy” Yates, 80, Burlington Jct, died Sunday, June 13, 2021, at the Maryville Living Center, Maryville. He was born June 27, 1940, in Maryville, to Leland Ralph and Letha Malissa Barr Yates. He graduated from the Burlington Jct. high school in 1958 and had attended the University of Missouri/Columbia. Funeral services were Wednesday,

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Chris Oelze

Christian C. “Chris” Oelze, 68, Ravenwood, died Saturday, June 12, 2021, at his home. He was born December 9, 1952, in St. Louis, to Christian C. and Florence E. Franz Oelze. He was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School, St. Louis and Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville. On April 13, 1985, he married Cathy

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Debra Sportsman

Debra D. Sportsman, 64, Maitland, died Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Mosaic Life Care – St. Joseph. She was born July 10, 1956, in Clarinda, IA, to Clifford and Edith Murphy Sportsman. Ms. Sportsman was a certified nurse’s aide for Tiffany Health Care Services. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 to

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Leo Newman

Leo James Newman, stillborn, was born and died Thursday, June 10, 2021, at a Maryville hospital. Private family services will be held under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home, Stanberry. Memorials may be made to the Leo James Newman Memorial Fund to be designated later in care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 153, Stanberry,

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Richard Latta

Richard Dale Latta, 77, Maitland, died Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at the Mosaic Medical Center, Maryville. He was born September 9, 1943, in Maryville, to Clella Latta. He attended school in Graham. He was a lifelong resident of Skidmore, Maitland, and Graham. He married Linda Murphy Latta. A celebration of life was held Monday, June

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William R. “Dick” Thomson

William R. “Dick” Thomson, 81, Overland Park, KS, and former longtime resident of Maryville, passed from this life on Tuesday, June 8,  2021, at Tallgrass Retirement Community, in  Overland Park. Dick was born in Maryville, MO, on October 12, 1939 to William B. “Bill” and Marian New Thomson. He graduated from Raytown High School in 1957. He

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Judith Parker

Judy Ann Parker, 77, Maryville, died Thursday, June 3, 2021, at her home. She was born March 9, 1944, in Dothan, AL, to John and Mary Young Stephens. She was a graduate of the Houston County High School in Columbia, AL. Graveside services will be held at Nodaway Memorial Gardens, Maryville. There will be no

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