Area Obituaries

Obituary – Shirley C. Lewis

Shirley Colleen Lewis was born on September 19, 1935, in Licking, Mo. to Glen and Louise (Lee) Leadford. She departed this life on February 22, 2021, at the age of 85, in Houston, Mo. Shirley was united in marriage to Darrell Lewis on December 10, 1955. She had three sons, Rick Dablemont and wife, Sharon,…

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Obituary – Paul R. Lavely

Paul Ray Lavely, 86, passed away on February 20, 2021, in Licking Mo. He was born January 10, 1935, to James Walter and Sally Avarilla Lavely. Preceding Paul in death are his parents; brothers, Harold Dean Lavely, James Walter Lavely, Robert Lee Lavely and Donald Wayne Lavely. Survivors include his sons, James Lavely, Mark Lavely…

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Obituary – Vernon G. Hughes

Vernon Glenn Hughes, age 87, son of Allen Glenwood Hughes and Cleo Nadine Hulsey, stepson of Leroy Phares was born June 25, 1933, in Elvins, Mo. He passed away February 18, 2021, at Texas County Memorial Hospital, Houston, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather; sister, Janet Gail LaChance; brother, Ronald Phares;…

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Obituary – Austin G. Edgar

Austin Glen Edgar of Edgar Springs, Mo., passed away on February 16, 2021, at the age of 24. Austin was born in Rolla, Mo., on May 8, 1996, to James and Beverly (Light) Edgar. Austin lived in Edgar Springs his whole life and loved it there. He was a package handler at FedEx in Rolla;…

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Obituary – Betty L. Hill

Betty L. (Brown) Hill passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at the age of 81. Beloved wife of the late Franklin D. Hill. Loving mother of Connie (Robert) Johnson and Jeffrey Hill. Proud grandmother of Robert F. Johnson and Julie R. Kossuth. Dear great-grandmother of Lana, Jase, Robby, Grace and Savanna. Dear sister-in-law, aunt, cousin…

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Obituary – Donald M. Ewalt

Donald Myron Ewalt, 75, of Licking, Mo., formerly of Iowa City, Iowa, died peacefully Friday, February 12, 2021. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 19, 2021, at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City, with Father Steven Witt officiating. Friends may view the Funeral Service by way of a Zoom link…

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Obituary – James L. Hugger

James L. Hugger, age 67, passed away Feb. 10, 2021, at his home in Chesterfield, Mo. Jim was born in Minneapolis to Devello and Kathleen (Smith) Hugger. He grew up in St. Louis, but loved trips to the country with his dad to hunt or fish. In 1977, Jim married the love of his life,…

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Obituary – Margaret M. Peterson

Margaret Mary Peterson, 57, of Licking, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at home. Born August 13, 1963, in St. Louis, Mo. to Robert and Dorothy Wind. Margie is preceded in death by her father, Robert Wind; and one brother, Norman Wind. She is survived by her loving husband, Peter Peterson; her mother, Dorothy Wind;…

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Obituary – Jaime Y. May

Jaime Yvonne May, 43, of Arnold, Mo., passed away on February 11, 2021, in Springfield, Mo. Jaime was born on March 11, 1977, in Amarillo, Texas. Jaime had a gypsy soul. She loved to travel and explore nature. Jaime graduated from West Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. Jaime began working…

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Obituary – Adaline K. Plyushchev

Adaline Katherina Plyushchev, the daughter of Nickolas and Laney (Fuwell) Plyushchev came into this world on February 3, 2021, in St. Louis, Mo. Her life was a brief gift to us that will never be forgotten, and we cherished each moment that we were able to hold her in our arms. Adaline was preceded in…

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