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  • EMMA JUNE WILLIAMS
    Emma June Williams was born June 1, 1934, to Ralph and Etta (Merckling) Rowen. She passed away July 28, 2021, at the Texas County Memorial Hospital at the age of 87 years, 1 month and 27 days.
  • PADEN ROY WILLIAM FRIEND
    Paden Roy William Friend, age 33, son of Marilyn (Wiseman) Friend and Rusty Friend, was born March 9, 1988, in Rolla, Mo.
  • PATRICIA ANN WILSON
    Patricia Ann Wilson, age 78, was born on Sept. 29, 1942, to William and Ella Martin in Lawrence, Kan.
  • NORMAN “IKE” LAVELY
    Norman “Ike” Dwight Lavely, 68, passed away on July 26, 2021, in Licking, Mo. Ike was born on May 31, 1953, to James and Sally Lavely in Thayer, Mo.
  • CAROL ANN TARPLEY
    Carol Ann Tarpley (Sobocinski), age 85, daughter of Anthony and Harriett Sobocinski, was born March 20, 1936, in Michigan City, Ind.
  • PHYLLIS JOANN STALEY
    Phyllis Joann Staley, age 81, daughter of Clifford and Anna (Malane) Dennis was born Aug. 2, 1939, in Houston, Mo. She passed away July 25, 2021, in her home with her family beside her.
  • LONNIE RAY HENRY
    Lonnie Ray Henry, was born the eldest son of Junior and Amy (Noel) Henry in Cabool, Mo., on Aug. 11, 1951, he departed this temporary home on July 25, 2021, in Columbia, Mo.
  • MALAI JACKMAN COPLING
    Malai Jackman Copling, daughter of Geraldine “Jeri” Rasmussen and Dallas Ardo Jackman, passed away Thursday, July 22, 2021, at St. Mary’s Hospital in St. Louis.
  • DONALD LEE BELL
    Donald Lee Bell, 32, of Elk Creek, Mo., passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at the Seville Care Center in Salem, Mo.
  • CHARLES LAWSON WALLACE
    Charles Lawson Wallace, 98, the ninth child of Charles Alexander and Mary Elizabeth Copplinger Wallace, was born Nov. 19, 1922, in Diamond, Mo. He passed away July 14, 2021, at Dixon Nursing Home, Dixon, Mo.