June 21, 2018

Lester McElroy

Funeral services for 94-year-old Lester McElroy of rural Queen City, Missouri will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Downing Christian Church in Downing, Missouri with burial in the Downing City Cemetery in Downing, Missouri. Military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by the Scotland County VFW Post 4958.

Lester McElroy passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the Scotland County Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Missouri.

Visitation is scheduled for Monday, June 11, 2018 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the Norman Funeral Home in Lancaster, Missouri.

Memorials have been established for the Downing Cemetery or the Scotland County VFW Post 4958 of Memphis, Missouri.

Officiating the funeral services will be Larry Smith, Pastor of the Downing Christian Church in Downing, Missouri.

Survivors include his children, Shirley Searl of Knoxville, Tennessee, Dennis McElroy of Clearwater, Florida, Donnie McElroy and wife, Nancy of Queen City, Missouri, Karen Carolan and husband, Jerry of Greentop, Missouri, David McElroy of Roseville, Illinois, Robert McElroy of Kirksville, Missouri and Kenny McElroy and wife, Lisa of Colona, Illinois; 15 grandchildren; 22 1/2 great grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Hazel Flack of Bowen, Illinois, Ed McElroy and wife, Dorothy of Queen City, Missouri and Gene McElroy of Excello, Missouri; numerous nieces and nephews; 2 sisters-in-law, Deloris McElroy of Queen City, Missouri and Helen McElroy of Carthage, Illinois; other family members; many many friends and one special friend.

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.

Shirley Lucille (McHenry) Roehrs

Graveside services for 83-year-old Shirley Lucille (McHenry) Roehrs of Colorado, will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Arni Memorial Cemetery in Lancaster, Missouri.

Shirley Roehrs passed away on October 19, 2017 in Littleton, Colorado.

Officiating the graveside services will be Billy Wallace, Pastor of the Lancaster Christian Church in Lancaster, Missouri.

She is survived by her daughter, two sons and three granddaughters.

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

Richard L. Vestal

Funeral services for 85-year-old Richard L. Vestal of Unionville, Missouri will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Norman Funeral Home in Lancaster, Missouri with burial in the Glenwood Cemetery in Glenwood, Missouri.

Richard L. Vestal passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the Putnam County Memorial Hospital in Unionville, Missouri.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. at the Norman Funeral Home in Lancaster, Missouri.

Memorials have been established for the Glenwood Cemetery in Glenwood, Missouri.

Officiating the funeral services will be C. L. Vestal, a great nephew assisted by Kevin Collins, Pastor of the Omaha Baptist Church in Omaha, Missouri.

Richard is survived by two daughters, Judy Lawrence and husband, Steve of Madill, Oklahoma and Reesa Morris of LaPlata, Missouri; 7 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; two brothers, Russell Vestal and wife, Karen of Unionville, Missouri and Jerry Vestal and wife, RoseA of Melrose, Iowa; 2 sisters-in-law, Barbara Vestal of Unionville, Missouri and Ruth Hays of Arizona; nieces and nephews; other family members and many 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.

Rex Casteel

Visitation for 70-year-old Rex Casteel of St. Louis, Missouri, formerly of Lancaster, Missouri, will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Norman Funeral Home in Lancaster, Missouri with private burial in the Arni Memorial Cemetery in Lancaster, Missouri.

Rex Casteel passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at the St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

Memorials have been established for the Arni Memorial Cemetery in Lancaster, Missouri.

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

Rex is survived by his son, Jarrod Casteel and wife, Heather and his two grandsons, Hunter and Dawson of Indianola, Iowa; his daughter, Emily Meredith and husband, Jerry and two granddaughters, Riley Duke and Breanna Meredith of Moulton, Iowa; one brother, Max Casteel of Caledonia, Illinois; two nieces, Valarie Wichael and husband, Chris of Peoria, Illinois and Julie Dierks and husband, Mike of Kewaskum Wisconsin and many 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.

Mary I. Thompson

Funeral services for 97-year-old Mary I. Thompson of Greentop, Missouri, will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Greentop Baptist Church in Greentop, Missouri with burial in the Maple Hills Cemetery in Kirksville, Missouri.

Mary I. Thompson passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Schuyler County Nursing Home in Queen City, Missouri.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2018 between the hours of 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. at the Greentop Baptist Church in Greentop, Missouri.

Memorials have been established for the Yeshua’s Grace Ministries of Sterling, Illinois, a ministry for women in crisis.

Officiating the funeral services will be Jack Thompson.

Mary is survived by her two children, Jack Thompson and wife, Jane of Greentop, Missouri and Marilyn Christine Miller and husband, Wally of Rock Falls, Illinois;
four grandchildren, Christie Lenox and husband, Ted of Sterling, Illinois, Jamie Miller and wife, Carrie of Illinois, Rachel Kors and husband, Jason of Oregon, Illinois and Jack L. Thompson, Jr. and wife, Junia of Greentop, Missouri; thirteen great grandchildren, Katelyn, Jessica and T. C. Lenox, Paul, Stephen, Brandon, Kyrsten and Rebecca Muhleback, Jay Kors, Amber and Madison Miller, Ryan Jackson and Isabelle Thompson; eight great great grandchildren, John Lenox, Austin Delancey, Ventura Valdez, Journeigh, Zander and Ariyah Muhleback, Brandon and Moriah Delancey; other family members and many 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.

Nikki Lee Yearns

Funeral services for 71-year-old Nikki Yearns of Queen City, Missouri, will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Norman Funeral Home in Lancaster, Missouri with burial in the Brushy Cemetery, southwest of Downing, Missouri.

Nikki Yearns passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Visitation will be held on Monday, May 7, 2018 between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. at the Norman Funeral Home in Lancaster, Missouri.

Memorials have been established for the family.

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

Nikki is survived by two sons, Jim Yearns and wife, Judy of Queen City, Missouri and Jay Yearns of Kirksville, Missouri; 6 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Connie West of Bloomfield, Iowa and Joni Hamm and husband, Jim, from out of the state; nieces and nephews; other family members and many special 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.

William Eugene Miller

Funeral services for 83-year-old William Eugene Miller of Etowah, North Carolina, formerly of Kirksville, Missouri, will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Downing Christian Church in Downing, Missouri with burial in the Downing City Cemetery in Downing, Missouri.

William Eugene Miller passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018 in Mills River, North Carolina.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral services from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Downing Christian Church in Downing, Missouri.

Memorials have been established for the Downing Christian Church or to the Downing City Cemetery.

Officiating the funeral services will be Larry Smith, Pastor of the Downing Christian Church in Downing, Missouri.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Clara Faye Miller of Etowah, North Carolina; 4 children, Steven Miller and wife, Kathy of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Stanley Miller and wife, Stephenie of Falcon, Colorado, Douglas Miller and wife, Terri of Windsor, Colorado and Karen Burns and husband, Patrick of Hendersonville, North Carolina; 10 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren and expecting two more this year; 1 sister, Linda Moore and husband, Mearl; 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.

Joseph Fredrick Collis

Funeral services for 78-year-old Joseph Fredrick Collis of Kennett, Missouri, formerly of Queen City, Missouri will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Schuyler County Church of Faith in Lancaster, Missouri with burial in the Bethel Cemetery, southwest of Glenwood, Missouri.

Joseph Fredrick Collis died on Friday, April 13, 2018 at his home in Kennett, Missouri.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral services from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Schuyler County Church of Faith in Lancaster, Missouri.

Memorials have been established for the Bethel Cemetery.

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

Survivors include his wife, Sally Jane Collis of Kennett, Missouri; his children, Georgia Skaggs and fiancé, David Miller of Kennett, Missouri and Kenneth Collis of Gideon, Missouri; 4 grandchildren, Joshua Solomon of Bevier, Missouri, Samantha Campbell of Kennett, Missouri, Jessica Garrison of Gideon, Missouri and Tashia Montgomery of Gideon, Missouri; several great grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Paul A. Collis and wife, Mary Jo of Queen City, Missouri, Helen Oliver of Queen City, Missouri, Viola Beal of Queen City, Missouri, Ella Ann Guildford and husband, Ralph of Brookfield, Missouri, John Collis and wife, Marge of Brookfield, Missouri, Ann Groseclose and husband, Steve of Lancaster, Missouri, Dennis Lee Collis of Queen City, Missouri and Michael Collis and wife, Amanda of Brookfield, Missouri; numerous 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.

Kathleen Kelso

Graveside services for 99-year-old Kathleen Kelso of Memphis, Missouri, formerly of Downing, Missouri will be held at the Downing City Cemetery in Downing, Missouri on Friday, March 30, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Kathleen Kelso passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at the Scotland County Care Center in Memphis, Missouri.

Memorials have been established for the Scotland County Care Center in Memphis, Missouri.

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

Survivors include her nieces and nephews: Twila Anderson of Lancaster, Missouri, Larry Aeschliman and wife, Brenda of Lancaster, Missouri, Roger York and wife, Carol Ann of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Wava Williams and husband, Jerry of Knoxville, Iowa, Mike Jackson of Downing, Missouri, Marshall Jackson and wife, Debbie of Mingo, Iowa, Shane Humphries of Texas, Sheila Martin and husband, Fred of Lancaster, Missouri, John Kelso and wife, Cindy of Lancaster, Missouri, Terry Kelso and wife, Marlena of Downing, Missouri, Rick Kelso and wife, Debbie of Downing, Missouri, Randy Kelso of Lancaster, Missouri and Kevin Kelso of Kirksville, Missouri; numerous great 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.

Lura Goosey

Funeral services for 91-year-old Lura Goosey of Lancaster, Missouri will be held at the Baptist Church in Lancaster, Missouri on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with burial in the Arni Memorial Cemetery in Lancaster, Missouri.

Lura Goosey passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018 in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Memorials have been established for the Arni Memorial Cemetery in Lancaster, Missouri.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018 between the hours of 6-8:00 p.m. at the Norman Funeral Home in Lancaster, Missouri.

Officiating the funeral services will be Lonnie Johnson assisted by Robert Harrison.

Lura is survived by her children, Lynda Havard of Bedford, Texas, Marsha Eppley and husband, Lyndell of Lufkin, Texas and Lisa Darr and husband, Ken Morton of Lufkin, Texas; step children, Loretta Alden and husband, Gideon of Kempton, Pennsylvania, Charles Goosey and wife, Barbara of Sturgeon, Missouri, LeRoy Goosey and wife, Patty of Parker, Colorado, Paul Goosey and wife, Vickey of Bella Vista, Arkansas, one sister, Barbara Grindle and husband, Neal of Ottumwa, Iowa; 23 grandchildren; 42 great grandchildren; 9 great great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and a host of dear friends. Also her “adopted” children and grandchildren, Dennis, Kathy, Nicole and Spencer.

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.