Deaths

Carolyn Hansen

Carolyn Marie Hamilton Hansen, 57, Maryville, died Tuesday, September 20, 2022, in St. Joseph. She was born November 15, 1964, in Des Moines, IA, to Harry and Joan Hamilton. She graduated from West Nodaway High School in 1983. She was a lifelong resident of Nodaway County. In 1989, she married Cary Hansen. They divorced several

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Jerry Wilmes

Gerald “Jerry” A. Wilmes, 78, Maryville, died Saturday, September 17, 2022, at his home. He was born July 13, 1944, in Maryville, to George and Gertrude Hiatt Wilmes. On July 10, 1971, he married Janet S. Schwebach in Conception Jct. Mr. Wilmes served in the Army National Guard. He was a farmer for most of

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John McClurg

John Richard McClurg, 70, Maryville, died Thursday, September 15, 2022, at the Mosaic Medical Center – Maryville. He was born May 17, 1952, in Maryville, to Ivan and Ruth King McClurg. He was a graduate of North Nodaway High School, Hopkins. On March 31, 1982, he married Linda Taylor McClurg. Mr. McClurg retired from Embarq,

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Mozetta Baxter

Mozetta Margaret Baxter, 79, Arkoe, died Thursday, September 15, 2022. She was born April 7, 1943, to Ray and Mildred Wendle. She attended Arkoe and Rose Hill grade schools through the eighth grade and graduated from Maryville High School in 1961. She then attended Air Age Institute in Kansas City and went to work for

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Donald Brown

Donald O. Brown, 84, Skidmore, died Saturday, September 10, 2022, at the Nodaway Nursing Home, Maryville. He was born June 13, 1938, in Tarkio, to Robert and Beulah Brunk Brown. He was a 1956 graduate of Skidmore High School. On August 8, 1957, he married Anita L. Diggs in St. Joseph. She preceded him in

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Janie Walker

Dorothy Jane “Janie” Davidson Walker died Friday, December 4, 2020, four days after her 93rd birthday. She was born November 30, 1927, in Eagleville, to Donald H. and Flora Skelton Davidson. She attended the University of Missouri graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1950 and a master’s degree in 1951. In 1958, after teaching in

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Dr. Betty Bush 

Dr. Betty J. Bush, 83, West Des Moines, IA, formerly of Maryville, died Thursday, September 1, 2022. She was born December 28, 1938, in Barnard, to William and Lucile Johnson. She received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, and her PhD from the University of Missouri. Dr. Bush taught in

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Merilyn Durham

Merilyn Durham, 83, Ravenwood, died Sunday, September 4, 2022, at her home. She was born on January 18, 1939, in Maryville, to Theodore and Gertrude Middleton Reynolds. She was a 1957 graduate of Maryville High School. On June 21, 1958, she married Clinton L. Durham in Maryville. Funeral services were Thursday, September 8 at Laura

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Barbara Lesher

Barbara Ann Bachman Lesher, 83, Blue Springs, formerly of Maryville, died Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Blue Springs. She was born March 12, 1939, to Earl and Edna Nelson Bachman. On December 30, 1962, she married  Merle Ralph Lesher, PhD, of Clarinda, IA. He preceded her in death in 2011. Funeral services

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Mildred Murphy

Mildred “Mickey” Murphy, 87, Barnard, died Wednesday, August 31, 2022. She was born September 26, 1934, in Fayetteville, NC, to William and Anna Grimsley Long. She was married to Michael “Mick” Murphy. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Murphy’s body has been cremated. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date

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