Area Obituaries

WANDA LOUISE ROUSE

WANDA LOUISE ROUSE Wanda Louise Rouse, 74 years old, of Milan, Missouri, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2021, at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan. Wanda was born September 7, 1946, to Earl and Wilma (White) Cordray. She married Bennie Branham and they had four children. She later married Bob Rouse and he preceded her…

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Theresa Ellen Dillard

Theresa Ellen Dillard, age 79, a resident of Laredo, Missouri, passed away on Friday, July 2, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. Theresa was born the daughter of Noel and Thelma (Rinehart) May on January 2, 1942, in Milan, Missouri. She was a 1960 graduate of Humphreys High School. Theresa was united in…

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MILDRED LORENE LUCAS

MILDRED LORENE LUCAS Mildred Lorene Lucas, age 87, of Novinger, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri. Mildred was born on June 17, 1934, in Novinger, Missouri, to Victor and Blanche (Roberts) May. On July 3 1954, Mildred was united in marriage to Paul Romane Lucas…

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SHARON RUTH PIERSON

SHARON RUTH PIERSON Sharon Ruth Pierson, 79, of Pollock, Missouri, passed away Thursday morning, July 1, 2021 in Liberty, Missouri. Sharon was born August 10, 1941 in Brookfield, Missouri, the daughter of Homer Johnson and Doris Ruth (Gudgell) Allen. She married Eldon Smith Pierson on May 10, 1959 at the Baptist Church in Wheeling, Missouri…

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LINDA KAY MAY

LINDA KAY MAY Linda Kay May, 68 years old, of Milan, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City. Linda was born April 15, 1953, in Princeton to Ernest Lee and Clydella Leticia (Fairley) Sandefur; they preceded her in death. On November 24, 1974, in Harris she married…

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BERNIE EDWARD THARP

BERNIE EDWARD THARP Bernie Edward Tharp, Jr., 86, of Olathe, KS, peacefully passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at home surrounded by his family after a difficult battle with congestive heart failure. Bernie was born on September 27, 1934 to Bernie and Ethel (Swearingen) Tharp in Milan, MO. After Bernie graduated from Milan High…

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LEOMA PEARL BURNS

LEOMA PEARL BURNS Leoma Pearl Burns, 87, of Brookfield passed away Monday, June 21, 2021 at McLarney Manor, Brookfield, MO. Leoma Pearl daughter of Robert Lambert and Gertrude (Head) Lambert was born January 13, 1934 in Shelby, MO. On October 8, 1951 she married Clinton Bennett, he preceded her in death on July 16, 1997.…

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ROBERT LAWRENCE (LARRY) REED

ROBERT LAWRENCE (LARRY) REED This is the story of Robert Lawrence (Larry) Reed. Larry loved his family above all. He was a loving father, husband, papa, brother, uncle, and the truest of friends to those he loved. He absolutely loved fishing and caring for his chihuahua Chico, and had become a great fan of the…

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VIRGINIA BARROWS

VIRGINIA BARROWS Virginia Barrows, age 83, of Smithville, formerly of Purdin, died Saturday, June 5, 2021 at her home. Virginia Ilene, daughter of Standly and Myrtle “Pauline” (Turner) Murrain, was born July 22, 1937 east of Linneus. On December 27, 1958, she married Jerry Barrows, who preceded her in death on April 17, 2014. Virginia…

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MARY ALICE FRAZIER

MARY ALICE FRAZIER Mary Alice Frazier, 71 years old, of Browning, Missouri, passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer in the comfort of her brother’s home in Green City, MO. on Friday, June 11, 2021. She was born February 11, 1950 in Milan to Charles Eugene and Eunice Beatrice (Jackson) Hatcher, they preceded…

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