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Dixie Ann Jenkins, 79, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at Citizens Memorial Health Care Facility in Bolivar.

Robert Samuel Gillispie, 80, passed away peacefully at Citizens Memorial Health Care Facility in Bolivar on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Bob was born in Osceola to William George and Silvia Anglin Gillispie.

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On Monday, April 19, 2021, Lonnie Eugene Quick, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away at the age of 80. 

Herbert D. Boyle, age 85, of Wheatland passed away Sunday, May 2, 2021, at his home. He was born April 28, 1936, at Plattsburg, the son of Herbert N. and Thelma Newby Boyle.

James “Jake” Kirby was born Sept. 10, 1940, in Ozark and passed away Saturday, May 1, 2021, at his home in Bolivar. 

Kathleen Crain, 98, a 74-year resident of Ventura, California, passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at her home, surrounded by her loved ones.

Jeremy R. Crain, 48, of Sedalia passed away Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. 

Billy Wayne Baldwin Sr., 72, of Arcola passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at University Hospital in Columbia.

Douglas Alan “Doug” Wooderson, 61, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, April 30, 2021, at Cox South Hospital. He was born on Sept. 27, 1959, in Bethany, to Joseph E. and Lola Gillespie Wooderson.

Bennie “Ben” Edmond Crain was born Sept. 18, 1945, and passed away Monday, July 27, 2020, at the home of his daughter in Shermans Dale, Pennsylvania, from a long, courageous battle with Lewy body dementia. He was born in Louisburg to Audie and Floycie Eidson Crain.

Amy E. Fast Baker, age 47, of Republic passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at Mercy Hospital, Springfield. 

Wilburn Ray Ball, 85, of Bolivar passed away Sunday, April 25, at his home after a short illness. Wilburn was born in Dunnegan on Aug. 13, 1935, to Verner and Orba Ball.

Joe Frank Leith, 92, of Eudora passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2021. He was born on Oct. 4, 1928, to Joseph F. and Nellie Austin Leith in Bolivar. 

Cecil Dale Wallen was born June 27, 1931, in Cedar County, the 12th of 13 children born to Henry Hall and Lee Ora Williams Wallen. He passed from this life on Friday, April 23, 2021, at Cox South Medical Center Springfield.

Corey Dee Laird, age 28, of Bolivar passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021, in his home. He was born Oct. 25, 1992, in Bolivar to Stephen and Deana Laird.  

On Thursday, April 22, 2021, Angela Crowson, 61, of Bolivar went to be with the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was born in Sikeston on March 28, 1960, to the late James and Montell Crowson. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Bolivar. She will be remembered as a piano player and a…

Loren W. Laird, 86, of Bolivar passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon after a short illness. Loren was born on July 8, 1934, to Dave and Grace Laird.

Faye Maxine Robison Barham passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at Parkview Healthcare Facility in Bolivar. Faye was born Dec. 15, 1928, to James and Grace Adams Robison in the Fairview community near Sparta. 

Jewel D. Culbertson passed away in her home on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 88 years old. She was born on April 12, 1933, to Earl William Bullard and Hattie June Collins in Collinsville, Oklahoma.

Dorothy Marie Papenfuhs, 83, daughter of Roy and Edna Beuchle Lanus, was born March 1, 1938, in Rolfe, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in the Rolfe area, where she attended school and graduated from Rolfe High School.   

Donna Lea Fisher Cooper, 87, passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021, at 2:53 a.m. at Parkview Health Care Facility in Bolivar. 

Arleen Dawn Ferguson, 82, Bolivar passed away peacefully at home Monday, April 12, 2021, at 10:07 a.m. from complications of heart and kidney failure. Her caregiver, Kim Payne, was by her side, praying with and singing “Amazing Grace” to her.

Russell W. Cutler, known as Bill by his friends and family, age 94, of Bolivar went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 12:27 p.m. 

Nelson Ray England, 79, of Tipton passed away Monday, April 5, 2021, at his home.

Shirley Potts, 76, passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at her residence in Pleasant Hope. She was the wife of Leslie Potts, they shared 31 years together. Shirley was born in Bolivar on Dec. 17, 1944 to Artie and Bessie Baby Seamster. She attended Bolivar schools. She was employed at Ge…

James Michael Dilday, age 59, was called home by our Lord on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. He was known affectionately by family and friends as “Bubba” and was born to Edgar and Patricia Dilday on April 14, 1961. He was raised and lived in Morrisville until his passing, where he attended Marion…

Herman Lee Burns, 93 years of age, passed from this life on Thursday, April 8, 2021, in Buffalo. He was born on Jan. 21, 1928, in Atoka, Oklahoma, to his parents James and Rosie Williams Burns. 

Willa Wathena Payne Simpson was born May 11, 1938, at Polk to Isaac Columbus Payne and Sarah Jewell Ragsdale Payne. She passed away peacefully at Parkview Nursing Home on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at the age of 82. 

James Michael Dilday, age 59, was called home by our Lord on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. He was known affectionately by family and friends as “Bubba” and was born to Edgar and Patricia Dilday on April 14, 1961. He was raised and lived in Morrisville until his passing, where he attended Marion…

Luella Copeland Jumps, 87, passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at Buffalo Prairie Care Center in Buffalo. Luella was born in Fair Play on Dec. 7, 1933, to Buel and Jessie Harville Copeland.

Mr. David John Dunseth, age 96, of Halfway died Thursday, April 8, 2021, at Maranatha Village in Springfield after a short illness following a hip fracture.

Cash Douglas Cable, age 15, of Halfway passed away Friday, April 2, 2021. He was born Jan. 28, 2006, in Bolivar to Ryan and Samantha Cable.  

Patty Ann Louis was born Aug. 4, 1986, in Warren, Pennsylvania. She was adopted by Carl and Dorthy Rosenburgh Tucker. She passed away at her home in Weaubleau on Friday, April 2, 2021.

Michael W. Jarnagan, 63, passed away Sunday, March 28, 2021, at his home in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. He was a great dad to his son for 32 years and known as Uncle Mike to all the kids in his life. 

Anita Joyce Bridges of Aldrich departed this life on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Delmar Gardens South in St. Louis at the age of 78.

Doris Jean London, age 93, of Everton, formerly of Eureka, California, passed away Friday, March 26, 2021, in her home. She was born Feb. 5, 1928, in Bailey, Mississippi, to William Bryan and Lila Bell Meaders Thompson. She graduated from Meridian High School in Meridian, Mississippi.

Tina Marie May, age 58, of Humansville passed away Saturday, March 20, 2021. She was born Jan. 2, 1963, in Lampasas, Texas, to Carl E.E. II and Wilma Miner. 

Dr. William "Bill" Hooper, 89, of Bolivar, passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at Mercy Hospital Springfield.

Terry Ronald Wooten, age 72, passed away suddenly at home on Sunday, March 21, 2021. He was born in Springfield on Dec. 19, 1948, to Burley and Betty Wooten. He grew up in Pleasant Hope, where he graduated before moving to Kansas City.  

Paul D. Rauch, age 65, of Bolivar passed away Sunday, March 21, 2021, at Mercy Hospital, Springfield.