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Paul Russell Phelps was born in Springfield, Missouri, on Nov. 17, 1963, and lost a hard-fought battle to cancer at the age of 56, in his home on Sept. 14, 2020.

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Edward "Buddy" Anthony Tower, Marshfield, was born Sept. 18, 1940, in St. Louis, Missouri. He departed this life on Sept. 21, 2020, after lengthy health issues following a stroke.

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Ellen Jenene Olsen, Marshfield, was born Oct. 8, 1933, in Riverside, California, to Henry and Ruby Hooten. She passed away on Sept. 16, 2020, in Marshfield Care Center at the age of 86.

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Lora "Patrick" Eslinger, Marshfield, was born Jan. 11, 1921, in Gainesville, Missouri, to Pete and Della (Smith) Howard. She departed this life on Sept. 21, 2020, in the Marshfield Care Center at the age of 99.

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Alf D. Smith passed away on Sept. 14, 2020, after a prolonged battle with dementia. He was 78 years old. Alf was a longtime resident of Marshfield, Missouri. His wife, Celeste, preceded him in death in December 2017. They were married for over 51 years.

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Jesse Lee Legan, 87, Phillipsburg, Missouri, was born Jan. 22, 1933, to Walker and Bernice (Minnick) Legan in Long Lane, Missouri, and departed this life for his heavenly home Sept. 14, at Webco Manor, Marshfield, Missouri.

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Sgt. Justin Lee Burney, 26, of Marshfield, Missouri, was born April 3, 1994, to Clayton and Doris (Jones) Burney in Springfield, Missouri. He departed this life for his heavenly home Sept. 10, 2020.

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Kathie Lou Jones, Marshfield, was born Dec. 12, 1951, in Lebanon, Missouri, to Lester and Della (Maines) McCann. She departed this life on Sept. 13, 2020, in her home at the age of 68.

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Kenneth A.( Butch ) Pittman, 79 of Branford, Florida, passed away on Aug. 9, 2020, at Avalon Health Care, Lake City, Florida.

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George Clarence Larimore, son of George E. Larimore and Ruby F. (Silkey) Larimore, was born Dec. 2, 1935, near Conway, Missouri. He passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, at Copper Rock Village, Rogersville, at the age of 84.

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James L. "Jack" Alexander, 88, Marshfield, son of Raymond Thomas and Ester Etolia (Sell) Alexander, was born Sept. 11, 1931, and departed this life Sept. 8, 2020, in Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri.

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An artist with his words, his hands and his heart, Deal Herod Toney Jr. walked through this life choosing to see the best in the world with an unparalleled drive to teach others to seek kindness and knowledge. Born in Stamford, Texas, on Sept. 18, 1945, he was reunited with his parents, D.H.…

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Gary Wayne Morse, 61, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, passed away at his home Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, surrounded by his family after a long battle with brain tumors.

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Chester Lee Hargus, 72, of Elkland, Missouri, was born Feb. 27, 1948, to Lorin and Eva Mae (Cantrell) Hargus in Denver, Colorado. He departed this life on Sept. 7, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

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Edmund “Eddie” Hansen, 76, of Marshfield, Missouri, passed away March 11, 2020, after a short illness. Eddie was an Army veteran and he was a longtime resident of the Marshfield area. He had worked as a carpenter and cabinet maker and was well known in the community. He had been a resident a…

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Billy Isaac Stonecipher, 87, of Elkland, Missouri, left this world on Sept. 6, 2020. He had a date to dance with his wife Jackie, who was awaiting his arrival.

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Stella Louise Price, 74, of Elkland, Missouri, was born Feb. 14, 1946, to Delvin and Nellie (Morgan) Mallard in Elkland, Missouri. She departed this life in her home Aug. 31, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.

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Ilene Bell, Kevil, Kentucky, age 96, passed away on Monday, Aug. 23, 2020, at Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Center in Paducah, Kentucky.

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After a long and courageous battle with ALS, Lois May (Bowden) Cowen, 76, of East Peoria, Illinois, went to her heavenly home on Thursday, Aug. 27, at her residence surrounded by family.

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Marilyn Etolia Dugan, 71, of Springfield, Missouri, was born July 2, 1949, to Whitfield and Etolia (Barnes) Dugan and passed away Aug. 26, 2020.

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David Andrew Caudill, 64, of Strafford, Missouri, was born Dec. 24, 1955, to Joe and Betty Lou Caudill in Clinton, Missouri, and departed this life Aug. 26, 2020.

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Leonard Leroy Hart, Fordland, was born Nov. 30, 1926, in Bridgeport, Neb., to Earl and Lillie (Belden) Hart. He departed this life on Aug. 20, 2020,  in The Neighborhoods at Quail Creek, Springfield, at the age of 93.

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William "Bill" (George) Young, 97, of Marshfield, Missouri, was born to William Day and Edith (Babcock) Young at Camp Grove, Illinois, and departed this life Aug. 19, 2020.

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Douglas Dizney was born in Los Angeles, California, on June 2, 1941, to Molly Margaret and Orville Vern Dizney. He passed away on Aug. 20, 2020, in his home near Marshfield, Missouri, at the age of 79.

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Jo Ellen Horman, Marshfield, was born May 2, 1954, in Cahokia, Illinois, to Bill and Grace (Lawson) Jones. She passed away on Aug. 20, 2020, in her home at the age of 66.

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Dennis John Linge, Elkland, was born May 17, 1965, in Poughkeepsie, New York, to Richard Linge and Dorothy Fravazzi. He departed this life on Aug. 12, 2020, in his home at the age of 55.

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Floye Marie (Lyon) Knapp was born July 28, 1933, to Leonard D. and Zelpha (Burke) Lyon near Stoutland, Missouri, and departed this life Aug. 17, 2020, at Cox Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 87 years and 20 days.

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Cheryl Ann (Kolesar) Richards, 52, passed away on July 29, 2020. Cheryl was born on Oct. 17, 1967, in Douglas, Michigan.

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Michael Ross Atteberry, Elkland, son of Fern Junior and Betty Ann (Barnett) Atteberry, was born Oct. 3, 1963, in Springfield, Missouri. He passed away on Aug. 6, 2020, in his home at the age of 56.

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Robert Lee Sees, Marshfield, was born May 16, 1933, in Gordon, Nebraska, to Otto and Mary (Bosom) Sees. He departed this life on Aug. 6, 2020, in his home at the age of 87.

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Virginia Ann Price, daughter of Fred and Ada (Selph) Poindexter, was born Dec. 9, 1933, in Elkland, Missouri. She passed away at 5:08 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2020, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, at the age of 86.

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Pamela Diann (Reynolds) Wagoner, 72, died Friday, July 24, 2020, in Centralia, Washington. She was formerly of Lebanon. Her death was not COVID-19 related.

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Morley Dade Griffin, Marshfield, was born June 25, 1935, in Elkville, Illinois, to Arthur and Hazel (Jones) Griffin. He departed this life on July 30, 2020, in Mercy Hospital, Springfield, at the age of 85.

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Ray Dwane Miller, Niangua, MO, was born August 11, 1953 in Bay City, MI to Eugene E. Miller and Dorothy May Jones. He went to be with his heavenly father on July 26, 2020 in his home at the age of 66.

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Linda Louise Kutz, 68, Springfield, Missouri, passed from her earthly sojourn on Saturday, July 25, 2020, to everlasting life in heaven with her Lord and Savior, to join cherished family members and friends who preceded her in death. Due to the pandemic, graveside services with only immediat…

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Kenneth Norman Mullis, 73, Marshfield, Missouri, was born June 12, 1947, to Donald Eugene and Norma Helen (Sordello) Mullis in San Jose, California, and departed this life July 20, 2020.

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Larry Ray Cantrell, son of Sherdon and Hazel (Fullington) Cantrell, was born April 24, 1957, at the Blinn Clinic in Marshfield, Missouri. He passed away at 2:40 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2020, in Mercy Hospital, Springfield, at the age of 63.

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Alice "Allie" Ann (Dorweiler) Hendrycks, 72 of Marshfield, Missouri, passed away peacefully in her home Thursday, July 30, 2020. Allie was the daughter of Rudolph and Frances (Fehring) Dorweiler and had 11 siblings. She was the wife of Leon Hendrycks, and they lived most of their lives in Mi…

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Veronica Mary Tuley, Marshfield, was born October 2, 1954 in Chicago, IL to Joseph and Ida (Coffman) Kmieciak. She passed away on July 23, 2020 in Cox South Hospital at the age of 65.

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Wallace Dale Day, 71, Marshfield, Missouri was born August 14, 1948 to Wallace and Myrtle Annie (Sweaney) Day in Springfield, Missouri.  Dale went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, July 23, 2020.  

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John Robert Johnson, career Naval officer, private pilot, tree farmer, teacher,  and model airplane builder, passed away peacefully on July 22, 2020 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon. John’s happiest days were spent working and playing on his beautiful Horsecreek Farm in Galena, MO.

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Tony Charles McCray, the son of John and Virginia McCrary, was born on May 22, 1950, in Russellville, Arkansas, and passed away at his home in Niangua, on July 25, 2020, at the age of 70.

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Ina Bonnell (Dickson) Keeler was born May 28, 1925 to Will and Louie Dickson. Ina passed away July 22, 2020 at the age of 95 in the Marshfield Care Center.

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Paul Edmond Goodin, Strafford, was born Aug. 25, 1934, in Springfield, Missouri, to Roy and Rhoda (Whalin) Goodin. He departed this life on July 15, 2020, at NHC Healthcare in West Plains at the age of 85.

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James Lewis Mezzacapa of Strafford, Missouri, was born Feb. 10, 1937, in Springfield, Missouri. He was the son of Louise (Cornett) Mezzacapa and his adopted father, Dominick Mezzacapa. He was born into eternal life on July 14, 2020, in his home surrounded by many loving family members at the…

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Frances Ellen (Chambers) Gigax was born Sept. 30, 1937, to Samuel Ward Chambers and Ellen Marie (Clausen) Chambers. Frances passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, July 19, 2020.

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On Saturday, June 6, 2020, Jack Seitz a loving father, son and brother, lost his long-term battle with cancer at the age of 47.

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Richard Patrick "Pat" Fleetwood, 84, of Rogersville, passed away surrounded by his family, Friday, July 10, 2020 at Mercy Hospital, Springfield.

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Richard (Rick) Dennis McManomy, 76, Marshfield, Missouri, was born March 31, 1944, to Otis and Norma (Hancock) McManomy in Danville, Illinois, and departed this life July 9, 2020.

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Richard Duane Lawson Sr., Marshfield, was born Sept. 25, 1946, in Topeka, Kansas, to Donald and Thelma (Hitsman) Lawson. He passed away July 9, 2020, in Mercy Hospital, Springfield, at the age of 73.

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Howard Gault, 86, Marshfield, Missouri was born Nov. 3, 1933, to James and Ozell (Bryant) Gault in Fayetteville, Tennessee, and departed this life June 30, 2020, with his loving wife, June, by his side.

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John W. Sheets, 74, of Lebanon, Missouri, was born Feb. 23, 1946. He departed this life for his heavenly home on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

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Esther Marie Conner was preceded in death by her father James, her mother Velma, and her brother Jamey.