June 24, 2019

Johnny Erickson 1937 – 2018

Funeral services for Johnny Erickson, 81, of Memphis, MO, formerly of Gorin, will be held Sunday afternoon, Nov. 25, 2018, at 1:00 P.M. at the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis with Brother Allen Fitzgerald officiating. Interment will follow in the Gorin Cemetery at Gorin, MO with full military honors being provided by the Wallace W. Gillespie V.F.W Post # 4958 of Memphis, MO and two Honor Guard from his unit.

Visitation is scheduled for  Saturday afternoon, Nov. 24, 2018, from 12 until 7 p.m with the family present from 5 to 7 that evening to receive friends.

Johnny passed away Wednesday night, Nov. 21, 2018, at the Scotland County Hospital in Memphis with his family by his side.

He is survived by his loving wife: Georgia of Gorin, MO; two daughters: Terri Dobson and special friend, Jules Dixon of Erie, CO and Tammi Dobson Dale of Memphis; two grandchildren: Aaron (Anna) Dale of Memphis and Aimee (Collin) Shultz of Gorin, MO; seven great-grandchildren: Vincent, Olivia, Zavier and Sylvia Dale and Brinley, Brantlee and Bromley Shultz; two brothers: Oren (Celina) Erickson of Rutledge, MO and Ralph (Betty) Erickson of Gorin, MO along with nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to the Scotland County Antique Fair Association and can be left at or mailed to the Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison St.,  Memphis, MO 63555.

An expression of sympathy may be sent to the Erickson family by logging onto Payne’s website at www.paynefuneralchapel.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis.

CHARLES R. “CHICK” RHODES

CHARLES R. “CHICK” RHODES

Funeral services for Charles R. “Chick” Rhodes, age 69 of rural Canton, MO, will be held Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 1:30 pm at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with burial and full military honors following in the St. Patrick Cemetery.

Chick Rhodes died Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at his home.

Friends may call at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka after 10 a.m. Saturday with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to Cub Scout Pack # 145 or the Clark Co. Mule Festival.

Officiating at the service will be Pastor Shawn McAfee.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Rhodes of the home;

his children:
Jamie (Brent) Edmondson of Kahoka
Jodi (Devin) Green of Cedar Hill, MO
Billie (Steve Ash) of Kahoka
Paula DeBrackeliere
Laura Rhodes

grandchildren including
Tony (Whitney) Edmondson
Chelsea (Cody) Maples, all of Kahoka
Jordan (Cameron) Green
Kenzie (Logan) Green
Riley Green, all of Cedar Hill, MO
Lisa (Josh Burgess) Lay
Charles Lay
Roman Lay, all of Kahoka
Samantha Soraghan of Chicago
and several other grandchildren and great grandchildren;

special kids, Michael “Opie” Dunn and Kyle Haeberlin

two brothers and one sister:
Michael (Kris) Rhodes of Ogden, UT
Eugene (Kathy) Rhodes of Hannibal
and Wanda Rhodes of Nebraska

brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law:
Henry Logsdon of Palm Bay, FL
Frances and Francis Rebo of Boliver, MO
Alice Jenkins of Osage Beach, MO
Frank and Frances Logsdon of TN
Ceil Abbott of Osage Beach, MO
Jody Edmondson of Chatham, IL
David and Debbie Logsdon of Kahoka
Daniel Dyer of Coeur d’Alene, ID

as well as nieces, nephews and other relatives.

On-line condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonfuneralservice.com.

BESSIE L. HARDY

BESSIE L. HARDY

Funeral services for Bessie L. Hardy, age 88, formerly of Luray, MO, will be held Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Luray United Methodist Church with burial following in the Ashton Cemetery.

Bessie Hardy died Wednesday, November 14, 2018 in the Clark Co. Nursing Home in Kahoka.

Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. Sunday until time of services at the Luray United Methodist Church.

Memorials are suggested to the Luray United Methodist Church or the Ashton Cemetery.

Officiating at the service will be Donna Reid.

Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka is handling the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Dan Hardy of Luray, MO

four grandchildren:
Susan (Lee) Schmitz of Wyaconda
Duane (Jennifer) Hardy of Luray
Allison McDaniel of Luray
Summer Hardy and fiancé Jacob Miller of Mendon, IL

six great-grandchildren:
Kathryn, Jonathan and William Schmitz
Ben and Olivia Hardy
Matthew Manton

brother-in-law,
Robert (Blanch) Hardy of Denmark, IA

as well as nieces and nephews.

On-line condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonfuneralservice.com

Jeanne Ruth

A memorial service and burial for 85-year-old Jeanne Ruth of Downing, Missouri will be held on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Gardens South in Worth, Illinois.

Jeanne Ruth passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at the Scotland County Care Center in Memphis, Missouri.

Visitation is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the Norman Funeral Home in Lancaster, Missouri.

Memorials have been established for the Schuyler County Library.

Survivors include her three sons: David Ruth of Downing, Missouri, Philip Ruth and wife, Cheryl of Bourbonnais, Illinois and Brian Ruth and wife, Peggy of Wright City, Missouri; 6 grandchildren: Donald Ruth and wife, Jamie of Bryon, Illinois, Michael Ruth and wife, Sara of Lindenwood, Illinois, Daniel Ruth of Lowell, Indiana, Timothy Ruth and wife, Nicole of Batavia, Illinois, Tammy Ruth and partner, Joseph of Bradley, Illinois and Steven Ruth and wife, Shelley of Troy, Missouri; 6 great grandsons; 6 great granddaughters; one brother, Donald Shier and wife, Catherine of Toledo, Ohio; a special companion, her dog, Trixie; nieces and nephews and other family members.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family by logging on to normanfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Norman Funeral Home of Lancaster, Missouri.

MARGIE R. WATTENBURGER

MARGIE R. WATTENBURGER

Funeral services for Margie R. Wattenburger, age 100, of Kahoka, MO, will be held Friday, November 16, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with burial following in the Kahoka Cemetery.

Margie Wattenburger died Saturday, November 10, 2018, in the Clark Co. Nursing Home in Kahoka.

Friends may call at Wilson Funeral Home after 9 am Thursday with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to the Clark Co. Ambulance District or O.A.T.S.

Officiating at the service will be Pastor Shawn McAfee.

Survivors include:

one sister, Caroline Keller of Keokuk

a step daughter, Kristin (Tom ) Watson of Granite City, MO

five grandchildren:
Linda Wilson Galbreath of Mesa, AZ
Brenda (Herb) Coats of Beardstown, IL
Clyde (Debbie) Wilson of Franklin, IL
Melanie (Sean) Kelly of Alexandria
Monica (Jay) Meinhardt) of Kahoka

fourteen grandchildren;

15 great grandchildren;

as well as nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

On-line condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonfuneralservice.com.

MICHAEL D. SPEER

MICHAEL D. SPEER

Funeral services for Michael D. Speer, age 67, of Kahoka, MO, will be held Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with burial following in the Kahoka Cemetery.

Mike Speer died Saturday, November 3, 2018 in the emergency room of Unity Point Hospital in Keokuk.

Friends may call at Wilson Funeral Home after 9 a.m. Tuesday with family receiving friends from 5-8 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to the Clark Co. Ambulance District.

Officiating the service will be Pastor Glenn Yoder.

Survivors include his wife,
Vickie Speer of Kahoka

two sons:
Justin (Danelle) Brunk of Kahoka
Kris (Tenneille) Speer of West Point, IA

three step-children:
Angela Lybarger of Monmouth, IL
James Brand of Iowa
Jeff (Heather) Brand of Princeville, IL

ten grandchildren:
London and Kiara Brunk
Zander and Zayne Speer
Cassandra Ellison
Carson Clayton
Austin, Cassidy, Isabel and Annette Brand;

great-granddaughter,
Adalynn Brand;

brother,
Roger (Janie) Speer of Luray

sister,
Sheila York of Kahoka

nephew,
Brandon (Kindra) York of Lake St. Louis and their daughter Ruby Grace;

as well as other relatives.

On-line condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonfuneralservice.com.

Gerald Curfman

Gerald Leroy “Inky” Curfman

Graveside services for Gerald Leroy “Inky” Curfman, age 74, of Des Moines Iowa, will be held Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in the Frazee Cemetery, rural Alexandria, MO.

Gerald Curfman passed away Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the Kavanagh Hospice House in Des Moines, IA.

Memorials are suggested to his wife, Sandy Curfman.

Words of comfort will be provided by Bro. Tim Smith.

Survivors include his wife:
Sandy of Des Moines, Iowa

siblings:
Buck Curfman, Alexandria MO
Connie Gregory, Alexandria MO

nieces and nephews:
Casie (Matthew) Riney
Tate Curfman
Lori (Tim) Smith
Troy (Paula) Gregory

as well as cousins and other relatives.

On-line condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonfuneralservice.com.

Timothy Lee Garrett

Funeral services for 55-year-old Timothy L. Garrett of Pacific, Missouri will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Norman Funeral Home in Lancaster, Missouri with burial in the Campground Cemetery, east of Downing, Missouri.

Timothy L. Garrett passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018 at the Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

Visitation is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Norman Funeral Home in Lancaster, Missouri.

Memorials have been established for the Campground Cemetery.

Officiating the services will be Sonny Smyser, Pastor of the Schuyler County Church of Faith in Lancaster, Missouri.

Survivors include his parents, Loyd and Maxine Garrett of Camdenton, Missouri; three aunts, Bonnie Oakes of Sedalia, Missouri, Carol Seamster of Downing, Missouri and Barbara Garrett of Waynesville, Missouri; two uncles, Dale Oakes and wife, Judy of Sedalia, Missouri and Lyle Garrett and wife, Lana of Harrisburg, Missouri; several cousins; other family members and a host of good friends.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family by logging on to normanfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Norman Funeral Home of Lancaster, Missouri.

Mary L. Bennett

Graveside services for Mary L. Bennett, 84,  of Edina, Missouri formerly of rural Memphis, MO will be held Saturday morning, Nov. 3, at 11:00 A.M. at the Greensburg Cemetery in Knox County with Pastor Jack Sumption officiating.

Mary Bennett passed away early Wednesday morning, 10/31, at the Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL

Survivors include two daughters: Shirley (Chris) Thyson of Novelty, MO and Becky (Robert) Whiteaker of LaBelle, MO; grandchildren: Amy Whiteaker of LaBelle, Brian Ethridge of Kirksville, MO, Chanel Thyson of Fairfield, OH; great-grandchildren: Kaitlin Whiteaker of Quincy, IL and Cassidy Miller of LaBelle, MO; two brothers: William and Gary Stice of Keokuk, IA; a sister-in-law: Estelene Bennett of Vermont, IL; nieces, nephews along with other relatives and friends.

Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to the OATS bus and may be left at or mailed to the Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 East Madison St., Memphis, MO 63555.

Online condolences may be sent to the Bennett family by logging onto Payne’s website at www.paynefuneralchapel.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis.

Georgia D. Triplett

Graveside services for 91-year old Georgia D. Triplett of Unionville, Missouri formerly of Livonia, Missouri will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Thompson Cemetery, west of Livonia, Missouri.

Georgia D. Triplett passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Putnam County Care Center in Unionville, Missouri.

Memorials have been established for the Thompson Cemetery.

Officiating the services will be Kevin Collins, Pastor of the Omaha Baptist Church in Omaha, Missouri.

Georgia is survived by her children: Judy Rook and husband, Brad of Bloomfield, Iowa, Marcia Triplett of Livonia, Missouri, Alberta Quintana and husband, Harvey of Livonia, Missouri, Bill Triplett and wife Theckla of Livonia, Missouri and Bruce Triplett of Kirksville, Missouri; 4 grandchildren: Belinda Lindberg and husband, Dr. Brent of Bloomfield, Iowa, Eric Quintana of Livonia, Missouri, Chelsea Jackson and husband, Kade of Downing, Missouri and Kale Triplett and fiancé, Dr. Sarah Riley of Unionville, Missouri; 7 great grandchildren: Camden and Crew Lindberg of Bloomfield, Iowa, Carson, Collin and Conley Jackson of Downing, Missouri and Lily and Sage Triplett of Unionville, Missouri; nieces and nephews and other family members.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family by logging on to normanfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Norman Funeral Home of Lancaster, Missouri.