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Patsy Jean Norsworthy, 74, passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at CMH Hospital. She was the wife of Clifford Leon Norsworthy. They shared 57 years of marriage together. Jeannie was born in Bakersfield, California, on Nov. 26, 1946, to Ben and Audrey Crabtree.

Lynda Sue Kelsey Douglas was born five minutes after her identical twin sister Synda L. Kelsey Douglas on Dec. 29, 1947, in Mt. Vernon to J.M. and Erma L Kelsey. Lynda passed away at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar on Monday, July 26, 2021, after a valiant but ultimately losing battle …

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Jean Ann Swearengin Hall of Aldrich, born to Ruby Doss and Ralph E. Swearengin, March 4, 1942, and taking the Heavenly Father's hand was lifted to Heaven on Saturday, July 24, 2021, leaving 79 years of precious memories for her family to cherish. 

Randall E. Harris, 63, passed away on Friday, July 23, 2021, at his home. He was the husband of Nancy Harris, and the couple shared 45 years of marriage.

David Gibson, age 75, beloved husband, father, brother, son, uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at his residence in Bolivar. He was the husband of Ann Gibson, and they had just celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary.

Judith Ann Welch, 80, of Bolivar passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2021. Judy was born on Feb. 3, 1941, in Joplin to Robert and Irene Cunningham. 

Stanley Lind, “Stan the Man,” 72, of Bolivar entered Heaven’s gates on Sunday, July 18, 2021.

Jerry Alan Ethridge passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at age 85, at Reynolds Hospice House in Collierville, Tennessee, surrounded by his children. Jerry was born on May 20, 1936, in Dallas County to Bob and Lorene Ethridge. 

“Bursting with joy” and an abundance of peace, our sweet Mama Yin is now “dancing for the audience of One.” Mama Yin reached out and took Jesus’ hand in the early morning hours on Friday, July 16, 2021, surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses and her beloved family.

David Howard Wieland was born Nov. 25, 1941, to Howard R. Wieland and Blanche I. Brown Wieland in Springfield. He was their first-born child, later joined by his brother, Kenneth, and his sister, Linda. 

Bobby “Bob” S. Boren, age 81, of Hollister passed away Saturday, July 17, 2021, at Cox South Medical Center, Springfield. He was born May 29, 1940, in Halfway to T.M. and Ada Standley Boren.  

Mary Louise Vanaudestrade Blick was born on Aug. 5, 1927, at her grandfather’s farm in the small town of Irwin, Pennsylvania, to Gideon and Germaine Vanaudestrade. Her parents also had another daughter, Emily.

Charles passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar on Saturday, July 17, 2021, after a short illness. 

Brenda J. Carter, 74 years old, passed away Friday, July 16, 2021, in Bolivar surrounded by many loved ones. 

Peggy Lou Murray Jones, age 96, of Pleasant Hope, passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at 11:24 a.m. in Parkview Health Care Facility, Bolivar. She was born on Dec. 1, 1924, at the foot of the Goodnight Knob, south of Tin Town, to W.O. “Ott” and Gola Mae Sallee Murray. The sixth of 12 child…

Sandra Ann Moritz, age 79, of Bolivar, passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility, Bolivar. She was born Sept. 1, 1941, in Binghamton, New York, to Victor and Mildred Burhite Weed. 

James Fraser Lodge from Green Cove Springs, Florida, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on June 29, 2021. Born in Springfield on May 25, 1926, to the late Vivian Keiser Lodge and George William Lodge, he was a gr…

Tia VaChanda Miller-Galloway, 48, passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at Citizens Memorial Healthcare, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of David Galloway Jr. They shared 25 years of marriage together.

Betty Carol Dixon, age 78, of Fair Play passed away Sunday, July 4, 2021. 

Rowena P. Wilson, 82 years old, passed away on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at her home in Springfield. She was married to Donald Wilson. They shared 45 years of marriage.

Wanda Louise Eady, daughter of Oran and Goldie Roberts Hemphill, was born June 28, 1938, in Falcon. She departed this life Friday, July 2, 2021, in her home, in Fair Grove, at the age of 83 years, and four days.

Howard Stanton Snyder was born the youngest of seven to Noah Elmer Snyder and Minnie Bill Carter Snyder. He grew up in the No. 1 area of southern Missouri, located between Plato and Mountain Grove.

Mr. Vernon Andrews, age 93, of Independence, passed away Friday, July 2, 2021, in his home surrounded by family. He was born July 31, 1927, in Goodson to Leonard Willie and Dora Mae Roweton Andrews.  

Pamela Thompson passed from this life July 3, 2021, after a long battle with lung cancer. She was born on Oct. 27, 1957, in Seminole, Texas, and then came to Missouri in 1963 with her family.

On Thursday, July 1, 2021, Jacob Lee Bumgarner, at the age of 16, went to be with the Lord after a two-month journey of brain cancer. Jacob is survived by his parents Jeff and Ginger Bumgarner, his two older brothers, Johnathon and Joshua Bumgarner, and many grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Carol Annette Freeman, 83, of Bolivar, passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2021. She was born during a blizzard at her grandma’s house in Craig on April 8, 1938, to Maurice and Eva Yount Wright.

Mary Lou Presson was born on May 24, 1927, to Thelma and Glen Price on a farm near Bolivar. She was the oldest of four children. Her siblings are Inazetta Hacker, Carrye Ann Leith and Charles Price. 

Charles W. Womack, age 80, of Fair Play passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2021, in his home.  He was born May 7, 1941, in Bonne Terre to William J. and Dorothy Ruth McDaniel Womack.  He graduated from Farmington High School, class of ’59. He worked most of his life as a brick layer in both resid…

Mrs. Linda Mae Pronold, age 98, of Bolivar passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at Parkview Healthcare Facility, Bolivar. She was born Aug. 11, 1922, in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, to William and Anna Weiss Oelschlager. She was a U.S. Army WWII veteran. She was united in marriage to Louis John Pronol…

Shirley Ann Catron, age 65, of Bolivar passed away Monday, May 31, 2021, at Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar. She was born Nov. 17, 1955, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to Ellison Al and Lola Mae Styles Ullrich.  

Lester Earl Baker was born on Nov. 23, 1966, to the late Floyd Baker Sr. and Willie Mae Mitchell in Wharton, Texas. Lester was loved by his seven brothers, Charles, Ivory, Larry, Dennis, Anthony, Bobbie and Pete, and four sisters, Iva, Mary Ann, Fannie and Mildred. His connection with Momma,…

John R. Roberts was a loving husband, father, brother and a great friend. He was born Nov. 19, 1926, in Miners Mills, Pennsylvania, to Ex Uperious Roberts and Mary Forsey/Nunamaker. His mother nicknamed him Sunny. If you asked him why, he would say "because he was so bright!" He grew up with…

Dorothy Welsh Fink, 94, of Bolivar peacefully departed this life on Saturday, June 26, 2021, surrounded by her family. She was a lifelong resident of the Fair Play/Bolivar area.

Dorothy Lee Haling of Humansville passed away on Friday, June 25, 2021, at the age of 87. She was born in Humansville on Aug. 26, 1933, to Raymond and Marie Routh. Dorothy married Donald Haling in October 1951. To this union, two sons were born, Donald and David.

Ines “Erylene” Fergason Sibley, 70, passed away from complications from COVID on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at CMH in Bolivar. She was born on May 10, 1951, in Belleville, Illinois, to Eryle and Inez Luinstra Fergason.

Paul Henry Spiegel departed this life and joined the angels in Heaven on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, holding the hands of his wife and daughters.  

Ella Freda Dickey was born on Oct. 20, 1930, in Tunas. Freda died Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Bolivar.

Doris Maydean Andrews died at home in Halfway on Friday, June 18, 2021. Maydean was born in Halfway to Charlie and Josie Viles on April 23, 1929. 

Robbin Lea Webb, age 58, of Bolivar passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2021, in her home. She was born July 16, 1962, in Michigan to Lawrence and Shirley Langworthy Renne. She was united in marriage to John Daniel Webb on Feb. 14, 1981, and to this union one daughter was born.  

Rhea Marlene Chapman was born to Lloyd and Velma Williams on Feb. 9, 1937, in Pittsburg, a place where many of her family still reside. Marlene passed away after a brief illness on Friday, June 18, 2021, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield.