Area Obituaries

Janet L. Snider 1974-2018

Janet L. Snider, 44, of New Franklin passed away Saturday morning October 6, 2018 at her home after a brief illness. Visitation for Janet will be 6 to 8 P.M. Tuesday, October 9 at Howard Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 A.M. Wednesday, October 10 at Howard Funeral Home wit Rev. Ken Stacey officiating.…

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Virgil Holt 1929-2018

Long time Howard County resident, Virgil Leroy Holt, 89, passed away at his home Tuesday, October 2, 2018. He is survived by his wife Lillie of the home and three daughters. A private burial will be held at a later date.

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Joe Lewis Snoddy 1930-2018

Joe Lewis Snoddy 1930-2018 Longtime Fayette resident and businessman, Joe Snoddy, 88, passed away at his home in rural Fayette, MO, September 13, 2018. Joe Lewis Snoddy was born in rural Armstrong, MO, September 12, 1930, the son of Charles David and Lizzie Lee (Lewis) Snoddy. Joe graduated 8th grade from Gold Dust country school.…

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John Paul Mills 1927-2018

John Paul Mills 1927-2018 John Paul Mills, 91, of Ankeny, Iowa died September 20, 2018, while in hospice care, surrounded by his loving family. John was born in Redfield, Iowa on April 28, 1927, to Dr. Redfield Clipper and Ella (Shaw) Mills. He was the fourth of six children. John attended Redfield High School where…

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Vernon D. Smith 1947-2018

Vernon D. Smith 1947-2018 Vernon D. Smith, 70 years old, born Oct. 14, 1947, passed away in his home surrounded by his family at 9:15 pm on Sept. 19, 2018, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Sept. 25, 2018 at Arnold Funeral Home with burial followed at…

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Ronald Widner 1962-2018

Ronald Widner 1962-2018 Fayette resident, Ronald Widner died suddenly in route to Boone Hospital in Columbia September 20, 2018. He was 55 years of age. Ronald Jay Widner was born December 14, 1962, in Havana, Ill., to Roy Dale and Twilla (Lerch) Widner, Sr. Ron had worked at Missouri Pacific Lumber Company in Fayette as…

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J.B. Andrews 1934-2018

Johnnie “J.B.” Andrews, 83, of Boonville, Missouri passed away September 4, 2018 at Ashley Manor in Boonville. J.B. was born November 9, 1934, in Howard County, Missouri, a son of the late Robert William and Helen Ruth Colvin Andrews. On January 24, 1965, he married Edna Heisler and they were the parents of three children…

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Ruth Owen 1916-2018

Ruth Owen 1916-2018 Former Fayette and Boonville resident, Edna Ruth Owen passed away September 4, 2018 at the Fayette Caring Center. She was 102 years of age. Edna Ruth Owen was born April 22, 1916, on the family farm in Howard County. She was the daughter of James and Lena (Crawford) Street. She graduated from…

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Phillip Wilkinson 1957-2018

Phillip Wilkinson 1957-2018 Phillip Joseph Wilkinson, 61, of Boonville and formerly of Columbia, passed away September 2, 2018 at the Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia. Phillip was born in St. Louis, Missouri on April 29, 1957, a son of the late Joe and Phyllis Rhodes Wilkinson. He served in the U.S. Navy…

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Maurice (Tiny) Gilbert Richey 1935-2018

Maurice (Tiny) Gilbert Richey 1935-2018 Maurice “Tiny” Gilbert Richey, age 83, passed away Friday, August 31, 2018, at home in Holden, Missouri. Maurice was born January 21, 1935, in New Franklin, Missouri, the son of Maurice Henry Richey and Margaret (Spires) Richey. Maurice lived in Greenwood, MO and Harrisonville, MO, prior to moving to Holden,…

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