Area Obituaries

Charles (Jackie) Smith 1936-2018

Charles (Jackie) Smith 1936-2018 Charles “Jackie” Smith, 81, of Armstrong, MO, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018, at the Harry S. Truman Veteran Administration Hospital in Columbia, MO. Charles was born on Sept. 21, 1936, in Jefferson City, MO, the son of Charles Smith Sr. who preceded him in death and Geneiveve (Thompson) Smith who…

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Thomas (Tom) Priester 1939-2018

Thomas (Tom) Priester 1939-2018 Thomas Emmett Priester, 78, of Rocheport, MO, passed away April 9, 2018. He was born in East Saint Louis on June 22, 1939, to Thomas Edward and Daurine Reynolds Priester. He married Marian Sprigg. Marian preceded him in death and he later married Sandra Hagenhoff. Survived by his wife, Sandra Priester;…

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Harold (Hal) Cleaves Rusk 1929-2018

Harold (Hal) Cleaves Rusk 1929-2018 Harold Cleaves Rusk, 89, of St. Louis and Fayette, MO, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at the Fayette Caring Center. He is survived by his loving wife Marian. Hal was born on Feb. 13, 1929, in Denver Colorado. He served in the U.S. Marines and attended Colorado…

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Darell Grigsby 1934-2018

Darell Grigsby 1934-2018 Darell Grigsby, 83, of Fayette, passed away April 13, 2018, at the Fayette Caring Center. Mr. Grigsby was born in Boone County, MO on Oct. 13, 1934, a son of John Dudley and Brooksie Lee Powell Grigsby who preceded him in death. Prior to retirement Darell was employed with the Howard County…

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Delilah Hutchison 1922-2018

Delilah Hutchison 1922-2018 Delilah Hutchison, age 95, of Fayette, died Monday, April 16, 2018. Funeral arrangements are pending at Carr-Yager Funeral Home in Fayette as this newspaper went to press. A complete obituary will be posted on the Advertiser/website immediately as it becomes available — www.fayettenewspapers.com.

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Bob Cramer 1935-2018

Bob Cramer 1935-2018 Armstrong, MO resident, Bob Cramer, passed away at The Bluffs in Columbia, MO, March 5, 2018. He was 83 years of age. Bob Cramer was born Jan. 29, 1935, in Cherryvale, Kan., the son of Joe and Zelma Pauline (Kriebel) Cramer. He graduated from Field Kindley High School in Coffeyville, KS. Upon…

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George W. Bishop 1949-2018

George W. Bishop 1949-2018 George Washington Bishop, 69, of Boonville, MO passed away April 4, 2018, at Cooper County Memorial Hospital. Mr. Bishop was born in Fayette, Mo., on Feb. 22, 1949, a son of the late Raymond and Cora Edna Dodson Bishop. He married Karen Young on Feb. 15, 1969, at Sulphur Springs Church…

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Julia Theresa Chiles 1929-2018

Julia Theresa Chiles 1929-2018 Julia Theresa Chiles, 88, of Salisbury, MO and formerly of Glasgow, MO, passed away April 6, 2018, at her home where she had been cared for by her sons. Mrs .Chiles was born in Denver, Co;o., on July 1, 1929, a daughter of Anton and Gertie Coslett Borgheinck. She married Robert…

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Harold Rusk 1928-2018

Harold Rusk 1928-2018 Harold Rusk, age 89, of Fayette and St. Louis, passed away April 8, 2018, at the Fayette Caring Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Carr-Yager Funeral Home in Fayette as this newspaper went to press. A complete obituary will be posted on the Advertiser/website immediately as it becomes available — www.fayettenewspapers.com.

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Merle Ross Masonholder 1943-2018

Merle Masonholder passed away at the Fayette Caring Center March 26, 2018. He was 74 years of age. Ross Merle Masonholder was born Dec. 16 1943, in Davenport, Iowa, to Guy Ross and Wilma Merle (Dicks) Masonholder. Merle married Kathy L. Buckman June 6, 1965, in Columbus Junction, Iowa. Merle graduated from Columbus Community High…

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