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Carel Dean Schell-Craft-Wallace, 98, passed away Saturday, March 14, at home in Cleveland, Missouri, surrounded by loved ones.

Dr. Elizabeth Pratt Berry Long, M.D. was born April 11, 1974 in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Dr. Mark and Salli Berry. She grew up in Hammond, Louisiana, and graduated from the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts. She then graduated from the Honors College of LSU, Baton Rouge. Hono…

James “Jim” Ethmer Lynch, 87, Dunnegan, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in his home. He had been ill since suffering a stroke. He was born Feb. 1, 1933, in rural Fair Play, the fifth of seven children of William “Ethmer” and Ledra White Lynch. 

Dorothy Launa Davis died on Feb. 12, 2020, four days after her 101st birthday.  

Scott Douglas Spradling, 50, was born June 5, 1969, in Lebanon, to Elmer and Phyllis (Gourley) Spradling. He passed away suddenly from a heart condition Dec. 23, 2019, at his home near Roscoe, Missouri. Visitation was Dec. 27, 2019 in Springfield, with cremation following services.

Thomas “Richard” Witt peacefully passed away Monday, Feb. 3, at Mercy Hospital, Springfield. 

Lucious Leroy Burns, 74, Stockton, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 3, in Springfield. 

Bernard J. Thornton was born June 14, 1924, in Stockton, and was the third of six siblings born to William Harrison and Stella Cleo (Turner) Thornton. 

Gladys Lenore “Lynn” (Earnest) Painter, 84, El Dorado Springs, passed away Monday, January 27, 2020, at Community Springs Healthcare Facility in El Dorado Springs. 

Robert “Buck” Snodgrass, age 76, El Dorado Springs, passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at Community Springs Healthcare.  He was born in Kansas City, on July 5, 1943, to Arthur and Dorothy Snodgrass. He attended school in Grain Valley, until seventh grade and graduated high school in Blue Spri…

Anna Lee Myers, age 97, formerly of Jerico Springs, passed away peacefully on Jan. 7, 2020, in Kansas City, in the presence of her daughter, Lee Ann Boyd; son, Leland Myers; and daughter-in-law, Amanda Myers. She had been residing with Leland and Amanda for some time.

On Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, Clyde H. “C.H.” Branstetter passed away at age 65 due to an ongoing illness. Clyde was a devoted husband, loving father, proud grandfather, ornery brother and doting uncle.

Betty Lou (Crutcher) Oldham was born to Lucian and Gertie Crutcher on July 25, 1926, and she was called to her heavenly Father on Dec. 29, 2019. Betty was 93-years-old and the youngest of six children.

Dorothy Rose Ann (Randolph) Hightower, Stockton, daughter of Ray and Grace (Williams) Randolph, was born Aug. 23, 1935 in Marshfield. She departed this life Dec. 16, 2019, and was 84 years of age at her time of passing.

Harold Wagner, 100, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. He was a much-loved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He was affectionately called “Popo” by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Jim was born March 19, 1936, in Tulare, California, to Jess and Norene (Bentley) Kimbro, and passed away on Dec. 4, 2019, in Stockton, Missouri at the age of 83.

E. Jeanne Williamson was born July 3, 1929 and passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. She was born in Boonville, Missouri to Ellis and Velma (Routon) Harris.

Riley “Dub” Graves, 81, passed away on November 26, 2019, following a hard fought battle of ongoing health issues with his beloved dog, Sport, by his side at the family farm. He was a loving husband, dad, papa, brother, uncle, cousin and friend to anyone he met. 

After a hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer, Stephen Marlo Brody, Rockaway Beach, passed away Nov. 30, 2019, while in hospice care. He went peacefully with his loved ones by his side.


Carl Edward Long, 70, Montevallo, passed away at home the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019.

Richard "Eugene" Johnson, 71, went home with his savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, surrounded by his loving family after battling a long illness.

Raymond Glenn “Scotty” Scott passed away on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Ray was born on Dec. 15, 1939, in Jefferson City, to Ray and Ialeen (Fischer) Scott who preceded him in death.

Mary Margaret Buus was born on June 5, 1945, in Monett, Missouri. She was the daughter of William Curtis and Anna Lucinda (Smith) Seneker. She grew up with her older brother John on their parents’ dairy farm north of Mt. Vernon. There her mother taught her to cook, sew, and play piano, three…

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Helen Hembree Dunn went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at age 85. She died peacefully in her sleep at her son's home in Benicia, California following a long and valiant fight against lung cancer.

Dennis Thompson, 77, Stockton, passed away the morning of Saturday, Oct. 5, at his home.

Alma N. Dixon, 90, Independence, passed away at her home Oct. 6, 2019.