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  • STELLA MOTZKUS
    Stella (Loman) Motzkus, age 93, daughter of Ross and Ethel (Wood) Loman, was born July 16, 1928, in Cabool, Mo., and passed away peacefully on Oct. 18, 2021, at Mountain View Nursing Home in Mountain View, Mo.
  • HENRY LOUIS ‘‘CHIP’’ DAVIS
    Henry Louis “Chip” Davis passed away Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, in Houston, Mo.  He was born Jan. 28, 1942, in Greenwood, Miss.  
  • CARL DAVID PHILLIPS
    Carl David Phillips, age 78, son of David Phillips and Mary Catherine Manley Jackson, was born Oct. 15, 1942, in Coin, Iowa, and passed away Oct. 13, 2021, at Houston House in Houston, Mo.
  • JASON MORGAN MCGRATH
    Jason Morgan McGrath, 47, of Houston, Mo., was born March 27, 1974, in Slidell, La., to James W. and Bernadine Saunders McGrath. He passed away Oct. 11, 2021, in a motor vehicle accident in Eunice, Mo.
  • GENEVA L. BRADSHAW
    Geneva L. Bradshaw, age 92, passed away on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, in Houston, Mo.
  • EMMITT JOSEPH HUTSELL
    Emmitt Joseph Hutsell, of Huggins, Mo., was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on Oct. 13, 2021. 
  • EVA FAY BOOKER
    Eva Fay Booker was born April 10, 1941, and passed away on Oct. 11, 2021.
  • MATTHEW JOHN RAMSEY
    Matthew John Ramsey, age 34, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Oct. 10, 2021. Matthew was born in Houston, Mo., on March 23, 1987.
  • HERBERT KEITH McKINNEY
    Herbert Keith McKinney, age 87, of St. Louis, Mo., passed away Oct. 4, 2021, at Mercy Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.
  • SAMUEL DOUGLAS DRAAYER
    Sam was born on May 26, 1962, to Fred and Carol Draayer in Ogden, Utah, and grew up in that area.