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Andrew Neil Leininger was born Sept. 29, 1963, at William Beaumont General Hospital, Ft. Bliss, Texas, the son of Ray and Judy Leininger.  

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Janyce “Jan” Kay Lowrance of rural Fair Play and formally of Republic passed away at age 76 on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at her home with her loving family by her side. 

Robyn Combs, 52, of Bolivar passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019.

Mary Ruth Miller Eckinger, born July 5, 1942, to Tommy and Meda Miller in Bolivar. Ruth gained the victory over cancer on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, and went home to be with her Savior. 

Patricia Ann Jarman, 87, former St. Joseph Hospital and USD 259 food service employee, passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. 

Peggy Ann Trent was born Aug. 4, 1936, to Dotty and L.P. “Shorty” Robertson in Almartha and departed this life Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

Gary Stewart, a longtime resident of Bolivar, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1 after a lengthy illness. 

Carolyn Sue Lusk, 63, of Bolivar passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in her home.  

Barbara Jean Smith, Mountain Home, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Gassville, Arkansas, at the age of 86. 

Mr. David H. “Dave” Zimmerman, 72, of Jefferson City passed away Friday, Sept. 27, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital surrounded by his loving family. 

Durward Lee Severns, 85, of Bolivar passed away on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Colonial Springs Healthcare Center in Buffalo. He was born on Oct. 5, 1933, in Louisburg, the son of Chauncey and Lenora (Williams) Severns. 

Dean “Leon” Dwerlkotte passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, at the age of 65 years, three months.

Mary Evelyn Hensley was born July 23, 1929, to Rev. Jim and Pearl Hensley near Bolivar. She passed away on Sept. 27, 2019, at the age of 90.

With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Sandy, our mother and friend on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, after a long battle with cancer. She left us while resting at her residence in Brighton. She was in her 78th year. 

Mr. David L. Gallivan, 98, of Halfway, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in his home.  

Pamala Sue Houseman passed away at age 69 on Wednesday Sept. 18, 2019, with her loving family by her side. 

Gary Cotton, 71, of Bolivar passed away on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at his home.

Roy Bernard Daniels, 83, passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at Cox South Hospital, Springfield. 

Norma June Case of Bolivar passed away on Sept. 14, 2019, in Bolivar at the age of 86 years.  

Patricia Jean Tindle of Bolivar unexpectedly went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. 

Delton Nihart, 77, of Bolivar passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at his home in Bolivar.

Ms. Alice Y. Brubeck, 73, of Bolivar passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019.

Mr. Lowell Noblitt, 85 of Bolivar passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, in his home.  

Mrs. Harriet June Gedstad, 89, of Bolivar passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in her home.  

Jessica Dawn Leigh Piper, 40, passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar.

Bill G. Rotramel, 89, Bolivar, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at the Willard Care Center, following a lengthy illness.  

A celebration of life for Marilyn Bradley, 86, of Bolivar will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Pitts Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Pitts Chapel.

James Bruce “Jim” Kelly, 60, of DeWitt, Nebraska, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, at his home. 

Naomi Stevens, 91, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. 

Richard Dean Buffalow, 84, of Morrisville passed away Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar, while surrounded by his loving family. 

Leroy Walters passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019.  

Esther “Jean” Hoover of Bolivar went to be with her Lord on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, following a long illness. 

Mrs. Tammy Lynn Burks Smith, 57, of Buffalo passed away Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at Mercy Hospital, Springfield.  

Gary Hargis, 69, passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Bolivar. 

William “Bill” W. Spence, 80, of Bolivar passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, at Citizens Memorial Hospital. 

Longtime Bolivar resident Virginia Roselle Campbell Roedder died suddenly on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2019, at the age of 86. 

Roger Dale Dietz, 70, of Bolivar died Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, peacefully at his home. 

Grant David Cox, 49, of Halfway, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. 

Wilma Fay Stark, 84, was born Aug. 13, 1935, in Cliquot to parents Verner and Orba Ball and passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, at Parkview Health Care Facility in Bolivar.