Deaths

‘Dick’ Phillips

Richard “Dick” Phillips passed away July 10, 2024. He was born in April of 1934 in Tarkio. He spent his childhood mostly in Missouri and Nebraska and in his high school years his family moved to Boulder, CO. During the summers Dick went back to Missouri to work for an uncle on his farm near

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George Pittsenbarger

George Curtis Pit-tsenbarger, 83, peacefully passed away in his daughter and son-in-law’s home in North Pole, AK, on Tuesday, July 2, 2024. George was born to Zella Marguerite Thompson and Curtis Rueben Pittsenbarger on December 22, 1940, in Maryville. He grew up in a full house with his grandmother Thompson, mom, dad, sister, two first

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Jackie Holbrook 

Jackie L. Holbrook, Guilford, died Sunday, June 30, 2024, at  Valleywise Health Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. He was the son of Leo and Mildred Holbrook. He was a long-time resident of Guilford having moved there from Phoenix. He was a dedicated husband to his wife, Tammy and enjoyed time with his family. There will be

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Jonathon Holbrook

Jonathon T. Holbrook, 23, Warrensburg, died Sunday, June 30, 2024, at  Valleywise Health Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. He was the son of Jackie and Tammy Holbrook of Guilford, and was a lifelong resident of the area. He had moved to Warrenburg a year ago for his work. He was engaged to be married to Baylee

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Beverly Hix

Beverly Lawson Hix, 84, Lawrence, KS, died Friday, July 12, 2024. She was born July 24, 1939, in rural Skidmore, to Elmer and Alberta Bowman Lawson. She attended the old Lorraine School in Nodaway County. On October 8, 1956, she married Jerry M. Hix. They lived in Booneville, Pilot Grove and Overbrook, KS. He preceded

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Shari Myers

Shari Raye Myers, 51, Maryville, died Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at her home. She was born September 22, 1972, in Osceola, IA, to Phillip Ray and Marilyn Jean Husted Blunt. She grew up in Murray, IA, and graduated from high school there in 1991. She received a BS degree in child development and family studies

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Baylee Kropf

Baylee Hope Kropf, 21, of Warrensburg, formerly of Maryville, died Sunday, June 30, 2024, at the Valleywise Health Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ due to injuries sustained in a vehicle accident. She was born on October 25, 2002, in St. Joseph, to Christopher Kropf and Catalina Suarez. She graduated from Maryville High School and volunteered

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Bernadine Randall

Bernadine Lorene Locke Randall, 90, Skidmore, died Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at the Nodaway Nursing Home, Maryville. She was born to Arthur Locke and Irene Brazier Locke on November 29, 1933, in Baxter Springs, KS. Her mother died when she was 10 and she lived with the Harlin Reed family through high school. She was

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Margaret DeBord

Margaret Jane Underwood DeBord, 86, formerly of Maryville, died on Friday, July 5, 2024, at Pineview Manor in Stanberry. She was born on September 2, 1937, to John and Bessie Barton Underwood, on the farm near St. Joseph. She was a member of the Ravenwood Christian Church. She married Robert F. DeBord on June 23,

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Erma Dovell

Erma Lee Dovell, 97, of Maitland, died Monday, July 8, 2024, at Oakridge Nursing Home, Plattsburg, with family at her side. She was born on September 25, 1926, in Paragould, AR, to William R. and Jessie Marie McPike Collison. They preceded her in death. She moved to the Maitland area when she was 16 years

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