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John “Corky” Pliley Hesler, age 75, a resident of Chillicothe, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at his home.

Vietta Begemann, 93, of Odessa, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at the Lutheran Good Shepherd Home in Concordia, Missouri surrounded by family.

Orville Washington Rector, Jr., 95, of Higginsville, Missouri, died peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Monday, March 27, 2023. He was born January 26, 1928, in Sioux City, Iowa, the son of Orville Washington and Magnolia May (Unde…

Russell Duane Neeley, age 87, of Brookfield, MO; passed away Friday, March 24, 2023 at Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield, MO.

Barbara Jo Beach, age 87, of Spring Hill, KS; formerly from Brookfield, MO; passed away Saturday, March 18, 2023, at Colonial Oaks Senior Living in Spring Hill, KS.

Virginia Frances Miller, 82, of Richmond, died Friday, March 24, 2023, at North Kansas City Hospital.

Helen C. Braden, age 91, a former resident of Chillicothe, Missouri, passed away at Oakview Estates, Frontenac, Kansas.

Debra Jo (Hutcheson) Brick concluded her earthly experience on Thursday, March 23rd at 1:30 PM at Kansas City Hospice House, five days after celebrating her 68th birthday. She died peacefully surrounded by family after a four year battle agai…

Brett Alan Wilson II, 38, of Springfield and formerly of Marshall died Saturday, March 18, 2023 in Springfield, Missouri. 

Col. John R. Holman, Ret., 80, of Lexington, Missouri passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at home.

Justin Michael Towne, 27 of Bates City, Missouri (formerly of Higginsville, MO) passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 18, 2023. He was born Friday, August 4, 1995 in Kansas City, Missouri, to Wendy Stewart.

Billy was born on November 7, 1955, in Lexington, the son of James Howard and Virginia Frances (Brockert) Darnell.

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Paul Warren Willard, 69, of Warrensburg, Missouri, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2023, at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas surrounded by his family.

Neal Leroy Smith, 82 of Higginsville, Missouri passed away Friday, March 17, 2023, at his home in Higginsville. He was born Monday, May 20, 1940 in Hatfield, Missouri, to the late Garland Smith and the late Ocie (Gibson) Smith. He was a gradu…

Wilma Jean (Bachtel) Cleveland, age 94, of Brookfield, Missouri, passed peacefully at 9:20 am on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at Hillside Village in De Soto, KS.

Kenneth Draper Fawks, 94, of Salisbury, MO, died Thursday, March 16, 2023 at Pioneer Skilled Nursing Home. Kenneth was born April 15, 1928 in Prairie Hill, MO the son of Ervin Sydney and Rosa Elnora (Draper) Fawks. He married Wilma Bonazza on…

Bobbi Rae Ruppel, age 68, a resident of Chillicothe, Missouri, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2023, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

Well known Howard County cattleman, Ron McBee, died suddenly in a farm accident east of Fayette on March 15, 2023. He was 71 years of age. Ronald Rice McBee was born February 19, 1952 in Braymer, MO, the son of Lloyd E. and Ramona (Rice) McBe…

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Betty Dean Burns, age 95, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at Living Community in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Sharon “Daphne” Miller, age 54, of Carrollton, Missouri, sadly passed away on March 12, 2023, at North Kansas City Hospital, North Kansas City, Missouri.

Darla Willene Laffey, age 55, a resident of Chillicothe, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at her residence.

Trudy Rae (Barnett) Markum was born on February 11, 1950, an only child to Dorothy June (Thomas) and Raymond Leonard Barnett. Her mother later married Robert “Bob” Wiggins who raised Trudy and walked her down the aisle at her wedding. On Febr…

Martha Jane Harmon, 88, of Richmond, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2023, at Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Richmond.Martha was born on March 6, 1935, in Polo, the daughter of Frances Marion and “Allie” (Davis) Hodson. She was…

Virginia A. Twesten, age 98, a resident of Chillicothe, Missouri, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2023, at Morningside Center, Chillicothe, Missouri.