Feb. 26, 1929 - July 23, 2017

    Bruce Kenneth Tague, 88, of Wyaconda, formerly of Gorin, died Sunday, July 23 at Scotland County Hospital. Visitation is from 12-7 p.m., Wednesday, July 26 at the funeral home with the family present from 5-7 p.m.   A masonic service will be conducted at 7 p.m. by the Memphis A.F. & A.M. Lodge #16. Funeral […]

  • James David Hayes
    April 28, 1964 - July 16, 2017

    James David Hayes, 53, of Fairfield, IA, died Sunday, July 16, 2017 at his home. He was born the son of David and Bonnie (Thomson) Hayes on April 28, 1964 in Kirksville. Jim enlisted in the U.S. Army after high school and was stationed in Germany. He moved to Fairfield and was employed in many […]

  • Roberta Faye “Cookie” Small
    Sept. 11, 1935 - April 20, 2017

    Roberta Faye “Cookie” (Buford) Small, 81, of Memphis died Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. She was born near Downing on September 11, 1935 to Roy Russell and Margaret Kathleen Blessing Buford.  She lost her mother at the age of 2 months and was raised by her aunt, Cleo Zaerr, until she […]

  • Patricia Joan West
    August 28, 1935 - April 15, 2017

    Patricia Joan “Pat” West, 81, of Myrtle Beach, SC, formerly of Memphis, died Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Grand Strand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Myrtle Beach. She was born the daughter of Carl Rex and Bessy Opal (Couch) Olson on August 28, 1935 in Wyaconda. Pat married Orva West on August 26, 1983.   He […]

  • Vivian Lucille Hartley
    May 21, 1936 - April 11, 2017

    Vivian Lucille Hartley, 80, of Memphis, formerly of Lomax, IL, died Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville. She was born the daughter of Floyd Everett and Helen Lucille (Bowlyou) Spiker on May 21, 1936 in Burlington, Iowa. Vivian married Harry Hartley on January 15, 1953.   He preceded her in death […]

  • Dixie Parrish
    July 8, 1963 - March 19, 2017

    Dixie Kay Parrish, 53, of Gorin died Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Scotland County Hospital. Dixie was born July 8, 1963 in Kirksville, the daughter of Eli “Buster” and Mildred (Morrison) Parrish. Dixie was an employee of Industrial Opportunities in Kahoka for over 30 years and enjoyed her special friendships there. She never knew a […]

  • Dana Marie (Smoot) Vanmeter
    December 3, 1967 - March 11, 2017

    Dana Marie (Smoot) Vanmeter, 49, of Memphis died Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. She was born the daughter of Kenneth Dean Smoot and Connie (Evans) Smoot Bratton on December 3, 1967 in Kirksville. Dana married Jeffrey Vanmeter on May 11, 1996 in Warrensburg, MO. She graduated from Scotland County R-1 where […]

  • Donald C. Shelton
    Feb. 14, 1927 - Feb. 25, 2017

    Donald C. Shelton, 90, of Vevay, Indiana, died Saturday. February 25, 2017, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana. He was born the son of John Benjamin and Retta (Bills) Shelton on February 14, 1927, in Memphis. He was raised in Memphis, where he attended high school. Donald was inducted into the United States […]

  • Opal Marie Emel
    March 3, 1925 - Feb. 25, 2017

    Opal Marie Emel, 91, of Memphis died February 25, 2017 at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. She was born March 3, 1925 in Scotland County, the daughter of Elmer Milton Wright and Addie Agnes (Roberts) Wright. Opal graduated from Bible Grove High School in 1942. Opal married Elton Jay Emel in Memphis on October 10, […]

  • LeGene Padgett
    December 8, 1929 - January 27, 2017

    Claire LeGene Padgett, 87, of Memphis died Friday, January 27, 2017 at Scotland County Hospital with her children at her side. She was born on December 8, 1929 in Nacozaur, Sonora, Mexico to Cleve Alexander and Virginia (Ragsdale) Stover. Her earliest years were spent alternating between the mountains of Mexico, where her father worked as […]