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Margaret Lu McClaran (Jobe)
Margaret Lu McClaran (Jobe) of Harris, MO, passed away on February 28, 2018, at the age of 89 at her daughter’s home in Hendersonville, TN.
She was born on June 11, 1928, to Clyde and Mary Jobe in Osgood, MO. After graduating from Galt High School, she married Bobby Virl McClaran. The couple raised two sons, Gary Laine and Rickey Lynn, and one daughter, Janice Dawn, on their farm in Harris.
Margaret spent most of her life as a homemaker on the farm, but she also worked at Banquet Foods for several years. She was a member of Asbury Methodist Church. She loved to cook, ...
Barbara Ellen Johnson, 77 years old, of Milan, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Life Care Center in Brookfield, Missouri.
Barbara was born September 24, 1940 in Milan to J.W. and Lucy (Collins) Sevier. On September 28, 1958 she married Gordon Lee Johnson in Milan, he survives her. Also surviving are: one son, Jeff Johnson and wife Deidra of Chillicothe, Missouri; two step grandchildren, Charles Clayton Tullos and Joseph Chase Tullos; one brother, Gail Sevier and wife Alvina of Denver, Colorado; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death ...
Lona “Geraldine” Gooch, age 88 of Winigan, Missouri, died Monday, February 19, 2018 at her home.
Geraldine was the daughter of Dewey E. Riddle and Lola (Brantner) Riddle. She was born on her dad’s birthday June 5, 1929. On December 27, 1953, she married Harry “Leroy” Gooch.
Geraldine began teaching in 1947 in one-room school houses. All but one year of teaching was in the Linn Co. R-1 School district. She retired in 1987 from teaching.
In 1956, she and her husband purchased a farm near Winigan. They raised Black Angus Cattle. She continued with the farm following the death of her husband in 19...
Donald Raymond Howard, 75 years old, of Humphreys, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan.
Donald was born June 17, 1942 in San Bernardino, California to James and Olive (Statler) Howard. Survivors include: Ex-wife, Sandra Maroney, Ex-wife, Roberta Howard; a daughter, Donette Eddy of Milan; five grandchildren, Deanna Holleran, Jason Howard, Keone Stanton, Christine Howard, and Donnie Howard; great grandchildren, Condi, Raymond, G Anna, Angel, and Johnathan; a brother, Jim Howard of Taft, California; Four sisters, Ardie Howard of San Ber...
Thelma A. Reece
Thelma Reece passed on to be with the Lord on February 14, 2018. We were blessed to have her with us for 100 years!
Thelma was born in Green City, MO on December 31, 1917 to Eldon Earl and Flora Belle Miller. On March 24, 1940 she married John E. Reece, Jr. She was a teacher at the Oak Grove country school house.
Thelma & John loved their family dearly and raised two sons and a daughter; Ronald Edward Reece and wife Mary of Battle Ground, IN; David Miller Reece and wife Donna of Gillette, WY; and Roberta (Reece) Witt and husband Raymond of Hanover Park, IL.
Thelma & John also lov...
Juanita Marie Helms, 90 years old, of Milan, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan.
Juanita was born February 25, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan to James and Lola (Cooper) Rodgers. On November 25, 1946 in Troy, Kansas, she married Don Helms, he preceded her in death on October 27, 2014.
She was also preceded in death by: her parents; a grandson, Ed Yardley; and a brother, Charles Rodgers. She was survived by: three sons, James Helms of Browning, Missouri, Jack Helms and wife Kathy of Milan, and Jerry Helms of Milan; one daughter, Donna Yard...
Amos Avery Sayre
Amos Avery Sayre of Lee’s Summit, MO, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018. Amos was born June 5, 1930, on a farm east of Milan, MO, the youngest son of George Albert and Norma Mae (Bennett) Sayre. In 1959, he married Lois Baker who brought to the union two sons whom they raised together. In 1993, he married June Wilks who brought to the marriage a daughter. June and Amos enjoyed their golden years together on the family farm.
Amos resided in Milan 86 years and was very active in the local Republican Party. He enjoyed spending time with his family and especially the annual ...
Charles Joseph Good
Charles Joseph Good, 76, of Milan, Missouri, passed away Sunday, February 4th, 2018, at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan.
Charles was born in Newton, Iowa on April 19, 1941, he married Kristine (Lindblom) Good on November 21, 2003 in Sullivan County, she survives him. Also surviving: a son, Tracy Good (Janet Nell) of Prairie City, Iowa; a step-son, Larry Rustan, Jr. of Milan; three grandchildren; cousins, Brenda Gannon of Newton, and Bill and Karen Good of Newton. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Charles grew up in the Newton, Iowa area where he worked on t...
William Keith Banner, 80 years old, formerly of Milan, Missouri passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cameron, Missouri.
Keith was born December 24, 1937 in Pollock, Missouri to Eddie and Dorothy (Dennis) Banner. On February 21, 1976 in Milan, he married Dorothy E. (May) Banner, she survives him of the home. Also surviving: daughters, Janie Dunn of Chillicothe, and Michelle Shaw and husband Jimmie of Trenton; grandchildren, Destiny Silvers of Columbia and Colton Shaw and wife Lindsie of Trenton; Great grandson, Traygen Shaw; brothers, James Banner of Adrian, M...
Cheryll Rae Snelling, 80 years old, of Milan, Missouri, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018 at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.
Cheryll was born September 2, 1937 in Oelwein, Iowa to Dave Stinger and Alta Doris Yardley. In 1956 she married Larry Snelling, three daughters were born to this marriage. Survivors include: three daughters, Sebrena Gordon and companion Steve Gooch of Milan, Belinda Trenter of Milan, Paula Jefferson and Fiance Steve Wood of Milan; grandchildren, Robert and Lisa Trenter, Brian Trenter, Cegi Smith, Brandi Trenter, Roy Richardson, Bradley and Cindy Frazier, ...
James Lowell Hilton, 71 years old, of Milan, Missouri, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018 at his home.
Jim was born November 7, 1946 in Paris, Illinois to Maurice Hilton and Barbara Henderson. On August 2, 1969 he married Lena (Viers) Hilton, she survives him. Also surviving: two sons, Jon Hilton and wife Mary of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Joneil Hilton and wife LaTonya of Aurora, Colorado; 8 grandchildren, Asher Hilton, Anna Grace Hilton, Lydia Hilton, Leah Hilton, Isabella Hilton, Judah Hilton, Eden Hilton, and Hope Jones; a brother, Joe Hilton and wife Penny of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; two...
Julianne Williams, born October 29, 1949, passed away after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis on January 20, 2018 in Kirksville, Missouri.
Julie was born to Jean and Anthony Wenn in Chicago, Illinois. On September 25, 1988 she married Larry Joe Williams.
Julie is survived by her husband, two step children, Jeff (Shari) Williams and Jenny (John) Young, her 6 grandchildren, Joe (Kellie), Jaclyn, Jordan, Rose, Kaity, and Sean, one great grandchild, Emma. Her brothers, Donald and wife Marlyn, Arnold and wife Grace, and her twin brother, Ronald and wife Nancy, and many niec...
verett Evans Taylor Sr. of Davenport, Iowa died 14 Jan 2018 in Davenport, IA.
Everett was born February 3rd, 1926 in Brookfield, Missouri. He was sixth of eight children born to Nova and Ola (Straley) Taylor. Upon leaving home he worked various jobs in Chicago, IL. Everett served in the United States Army during WWII. Following his service in the Army, Everett returned home and bought the family farm in Browning, Missouri. He married Fleta June Henning in November 1950 and they had four children: Sherryl, Linda, Everett Evans Jr. and Michael. He worked for General Motors Corporation in Kansas...