Area Obituaries

Janet May Kroeckel 1945-2018

Janet May Kroeckel 1945-2018 Janet May Kroeckel, age 72, of New Franklin, went home to be with the Lord on February 6, 2018 at her home. Janet was born August 26, 1945 in Decatur, IL the daughter of Ralph and Betty Metzger Stogsdill. She married Donald Kroeckel on June 7, 1999 in Arvada, CO. He…

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George Andrew Thurman II 1984-2018

George Andrew Thurman II 1984-2018 George Andrew Thurman, II, age 33, of New Franklin, passed away Feb. 7, 2018, at his home. George was born on July 20, 1984, in Boonville, a son of George Andrew and Barbara Green Thurman. He married Jessica Ryan McGee on June 7, 2008, in New Franklin. Survivors include his…

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Randy Kioh 1951-2018

Randy Kioh 1951-2018 Randy Kioh, age 66, of Auxvasse, MO, passed away Feb. 7, 2018, at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. Mr. Kioh was born Dec. 27, 1951, a son of Ray Franklin and Lois Nell Fisher Kioh. Randy and his wife, Brenda were married on May 12, 2007. She survives at their…

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William Wayne Welch 1944-2018

William Wayne Welch 1944-2018 William Wayne Welch, 75, of Jefferson City, Missouri passed away on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. He was born on Dec. 2, 1942, in Warrenton, Missouri, the son of William S. and Ruby C. (Wiemann) Welch. On April 3, 1964, he was united in marriage with Ruth Ann Davis, in the Christian…

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Odis Lamar “Nick” Nichols Sr. 1935-2018

Odis Lamar “Nick” Nichols Sr. 1935-2018Odis Lamar “Nick” Nichols, Sr. of Fayette, MO passed away surrounded by his family on Feb. 10, 2018, after a brave battle with cancer. Nick was born Dec. 29, 1935, in Shreveport, LA to Willard Samuel Nichols and Wilma Marguerite Pilcher Nichols. He lived in Louisiana until joining the United…

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Dr. Richard (Dick) Taylor 1936-2018

Dr. Richard F. “Dick” Taylor, 81, of Fayette, MO passed Sunday, February 4, 2018, at his home. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 7 from 4 pm to 8 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Fayette, MO.  Funeral service will be Thursday, February 8 at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church with Reverends James Briggs and…

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Garland Dale Noland 1949-2018

Garland Dale Noland, 68, of Columbia, passed away Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at University Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. Garland was born in Fayette, Missouri on April 30, 1949, to the late James R. and Emma L. Rogers Noland. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from 1969 –…

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Estelle Davis Coombe 1922-2018

We are sad to report the death of our dear mother, Estelle Prewitt Davis Coombe, who passed away on Jan. 7, 2018, at the age of 95. The daughter of Lionel Prewitt Davis and Elizabeth Denny Davis of Fayette, she was born on Nov. 11, 1922, into a family with very deep roots in Howard…

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Donald Wayne Friedrich 1953-2018

Donald Wayne Friedrich, age 64, formerly of Fayette, passed away Jan. 30, 2018, in Laddonia, Missouri. Donald was born in Fayette on Oct. 31, 1953, a son of Edward C. Friedrich, Jr. and Frances Lay Friedrich. He was employed at the University of Missouri for over 27 years, retiring in June 2017. Donnie enjoyed hunting,…

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Darryl Beeler 1960-2018

Darryl Beeler 1960-2018 Gilliam resident, Darryl Beeler, 57, passed away peacefully at his home on Jan. 26, 2018, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. George Darryl Beeler was born March 22, 1960, in Moberly, MO, the son of George and Sarah (Forbes) Beeler. He graduated from Glasgow High School, the class of 1978. On May…

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