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Charlene Mae Smith (Sullivan) was born Tuesday, March 3, 1959, in Scott City, Kansas, to Richard Raymond Smith and Evelyn Jane Hornbaker (Smith). Over the past several years, Charlene has been battling many health issues and unfortunately passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at Mercy Hospital…

Mrs. Shirley Mae Crawford, age 86, of Bolivar passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in her home.  

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Billie Counts, 72, passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at Cox Hospital in Springfield. 

Leona M. Kirk Salsman, 93, of Springdale, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Springdale, Arkansas. 

Herman Boyde “Butch” Mincks, 85, of Bolivar passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at his daughters’ home in Bolivar surrounded by family. 

Willis J. Leeper, Walnut Grove, passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, after a short illness, at the age of 82.

J. Paul Keith of Bolivar passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, at the age of 93 years, six months and 10 days.  

Mary (Betty) Elizabeth Vodicka, 82, of Sedalia, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, surrounded by her family in Sedalia. She was born on March 13, 1937, in Bolivar, the daughter of William T. and Rose E. (Francka) Rychlik, who preceded her in death.

Ethel “June” (Rosenbaum) Garver passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019, at Buffalo Prairie Care Center in Buffalo. She was born to Fred Olin and Laura “Maude” (Martin) Rosenbaum on June 7, 1924, in Stockton, Cedar County. June attended Excelsior Springs School and spent her early life in Cedar…

Pamala Kay Davis, 65, of Fair Play passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, at her home in Fair Play. 

Virginia Barker, a 91-year-old former Halfway resident, passed away at 12:17 a.m., Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, at Colonial Springs Health Center in Buffalo.

Rachel Dawn Gabani (Bliss), 44, of Bolivar, passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in her home surrounded by family. Born October 8, 1975, in Springfield, she is the daughter of the late Leonard Bliss and Donna Bliss of Long Lane.  

Douglas M. Lockhart, 77, of Bolivar passed away on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at Citizens Memorial Hospital. 

Donald Duncan Mitchell was born Nov. 16, 1930, to A. G. “Rome” Mitchell and Ethel Duncan Mitchell. He died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, at 89 years.  

Ruth Lillian Robinson, 95, of Bolivar passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019, at her home in Bolivar. 

Wilma Michael, an 89-year-old Trenton resident, passed away at 11:08 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at St. Luke’s North Hospital on Barry Road in Kansas City.

Betty Jo Theda, age 87, passed away peacefully Christmas Day 2019. 

Ruth Lillian Robinson, 95, of Bolivar passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019, at her home in Bolivar. 

LaVerne “Verne” Williams, a former Bolivar resident, passed away peacefully at age 89 on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, in Jackson, Wisconsin. 

Virginia Corine Payne, born May 11, 1929, formerly of Bolivar, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, at Excelsior Springs Nursing and Rehab Facility in Excelsior Springs. 

Harold Tristin Koch, age 77 of Wheatland passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 at his home.  

Coy Cooper Jr., 91, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, in Bolivar. 

Rosemary McCord, 92, died on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at her home in Norman, Oklahoma, following a long illness.  

Steven T.J. Ikerd, age 43 of Bolivar, son of Harold Ikerd, was born on Dec. 13, 1975, and went to his Heavenly Home on Dec. 1, 2019.

Mrs. JoAnne Lockman, 76, of Bolivar passed away Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, at Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar.  

Richard W. Lehne of Bolivar passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, at home.  

Sherry Lynne Evel, 73, of Bolivar passed away on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at Cox Medical Center South. 

Darrol Cribbs, 79, of Bolivar passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at Cox Medical Center in Springfield.

Harry Eugene Hawkins, 79, of Bolivar passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. 

Ted Arlen Harris, 89, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, in his home after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. 

Katie Catherine Harmon, nee Smith, 92, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility in Bolivar. 

Shirley Ann Henry, 77, of Bolivar passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility in Bolivar.

Frances Helen Redman, 95, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at Meadowlark Manor in Whitehall, Montana. Frances was born Oct. 10, 1924, to Henry and Anna Tygart in Aldrich. She was the second oldest of five siblings, three brothers and two sisters.

Janet Marie Adcock, 72, of Halfway, passed away at 7:11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield after a brief struggle with cancer.  

Patricia Ann (Hayter) Dye, 78, of Walnut Grove, passed away, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. She was born on July 23, 1941, in Goodson to L.S. and Dorothy (Davison) Hayter.

Nyle Gaddy passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at the age of 76. 

Denny Lee Wooten, 65, of Halfway passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer and chronic kidney disease.

Juanetta Kerene Taylor, 74, of Fair Play passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility in Bolivar.