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Milton Daniel Headings, beloved husband of Celesta Jane Hostetler Headings, was born March 22, 1963, to Daniel and Saloma Hostetler Headings, in Morrison, Illinois. 

On Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, Irvin Lee Priest passed away at age 73. Irvin was born Jan. 1, 1947, to Howard and Lorena Parrish Priest.

Eric Jerome Cole Sr., age 71, of Bolivar passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in his home. 

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

Obituaries Can Be Emailed

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, Carol Ann McKinney Edmundson, 76, passed into the arms of the Lord while holding the hands of her beloved children.  

Alice P. Case Gunter of Urbana, formerly of Independence, was born Sept. 27, 1949, and went to be with the angels on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. 

Elaine Carlson Dunlap traded her earthly tethers for wings of gold on the morning of Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, age 81, in Bolivar, surrounded by friends and family.  

Terry Michael Griffin was born on Nov. 29, 1950, in Independence to Billy G. and Daisy M. Griffin. Terry departed this life on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. 

Betty Lou Stout, age 90, of Joplin passed away Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at Mercy Hospital, following a long-lived life.

Kenneth Wayne Mullings, 94, of Brighton passed away Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, at the Medical Lodges Nursing Home in Fort Scott, Kansas.

Maxine E. Young, 95, of Bolivar passed away on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at Parkview Healthcare in Bolivar. 

Jerry Dale Stewart, age 57, of Bolivar passed away on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at Citizens Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. Jerry was born on June 1, 1963, to Glenn and Cindy Stewart. 

Kenneth M. Cherry, age 85, of Hermitage passed away Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, at Hermitage Nursing and Rehab, Hermitage. 

Margie L. Akins Dorth, 93, of Independence passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, at Shangri-La Living Center.  Margie was born Sept. 16, 1927, in Fair Play to Travis and Ruth Rickman Akins. She grew up in Fair Play and moved to the Kansas City area in her early 20s.  

Robert Lee Fortner, 87, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, at his home in Bolivar. He was born to Joseph and Flossie Walker Fortner on Feb. 4, 1933, in Kansas City.

LJ “Jay” Farmer, 87, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar. He was the husband of Shirley Farmer. They shared 67 years of marriage.

Breanna Lynn Hegle of Bolivar passed away Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, at her home. Breanna was born June 28, 1991, in Bolivar.

Carroll Gale Ross, 79, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Justin, Texas. 

Louise Countryman Hite was born April 9, 1930, in Santa Paula, California, and departed this earthly home for her heavenly home Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at the age of 90 years, 7 months and 3 days at Colonial Springs Healthcare Center in Buffalo.

Sue Carrolle Brown, 86, passed away Sunday, Nov. 8, at Premier Rehabilitation in Springfield. Sue was born to Henry and Marcia Holbert on Jan. 29, 1934, in Bolivar. Tragically, Sue's mother passed away during childbirth, and Sue was lovingly raised by her father and stepmother, Mary.

A memorial service will be held for Susie Slaamot at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at the Family Church of the Nazarene, 310 N. Hartford, Bolivar. Masks required. Officiated by Jeannine Vote.

Jackie Coleman Gibbens was born Jan. 8, 1935, in Fairfield. He died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, at home in Strafford.  

Neil Graham, 72, formerly of Pleasant Hope, went home to Heaven on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. He was born June 10, 1948, in Micanopy, Florida.

Lauren Nicole May-Franse, 38, of Fair Play passed away Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, at her home. 

Roger Gulick, age 82, of Brighton passed away Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in his home. He was born May 20, 1938, in Salinas, California, to Noel “Whitey” and Vianis Clary Gulick. 

Susie Slaamot, 68, went to be with her Savior at University Hospital, Columbia, on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. She was born in Orange, Texas, on Feb. 20, 1952, to Tommie and Helen Courtland.

William “Bill” Doyle Brobisky was born in Bolivar on Feb. 24, 1935, to William “Squeak” Herman Brobisky and Pauline Willis Brobisky. He passed away Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, at Colonial Springs Healthcare, Buffalo, after a long illness.

Jerry Edwin Shadwick was born Aug. 11, 1945, in the renovated chicken house. He passed away at home Friday Oct. 30, 2020, after a long illness.  

Brent Jesse Skidmore, 61, of Halfway passed away Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, at Northwood Hill Care Center in Humansville. He was born on Feb. 2, 1959, to Bueford and Audrey Cunningham Skidmore. Brent was a graduate of Halfway High School, class of 1977. 

Jean Monolete Gow was born May 6, 1922, in Marysville, Ohio, and went home to be with the Lord at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020.

Joe Ray Neill, 77, Bolivar, passed away Thursday, Aug. 20, after a long battle with kidney disease. Joe was born to Ray and Ruby Holmes Neill on Jan. 10, 1943, in Dunnegan.

Patricia Lou Harris, 71, of Ozark, Arkansas, died Saturday, Oct. 31, ,2020, in her home, surrounded by her family. She was born April 8, 1949, in Springfield to Leslie and Alice Johnson Vest. 

Marjorie Jean Reser of Bolivar went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020.

Ret.Capt. William “Bill” Caldwell passed away Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Springfield, Virginia, with his wife, Marjorie “Marjann” Hake Caldwell, and family by his side.

Jerry Lee Phillips, age 83, passed away Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at Citizens Memorial Hospital.  

Guenther Albert Baunack was born on Aug.17, 1934, in Leipzig, Germany. He went home to be with our Lord on Oct. 22, 2020. 

James Edward Shade, 83, passed away on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Springfield. 

James Brian Underdal, 62, passed away at his home on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. James was born on March 28, 1958, to Austin and Helen Underdal. 

Frederick Clyde “Fred” Kincaid was born Dec. 28, 1942, in Stet, to James Frederick and Eva Winans Carman Kincaid. He was the oldest of their three children. His siblings were Charles “Chuck” and Carol. 

Denyse Marie Vogel of Buffalo, passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at Parkview Healthcare Facility in Bolivar at the age of 94 years. 

Darren Anthony Smith, 44, of Pleasant Hope passed away on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. 

Billy Lee Boswell, 84, passed away on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Parkview Healthcare Facility in Bolivar. 

Dennis F. Mather, age 70, of Pittsburg passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at Citizens Memorial Hospital Emergency Room, Bolivar.   

Shirley Ann Ball, age 77, of Brighton passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in her home surrounded by her family.