Area Obituaries

Obituary – Robert “Mike” Joens

Robert Michael “Mike” Joens, age 57, son of Robert Lewis Joens and Mary Evelyn (Owens) Joens was born March 3, 1964, in Frankfurt, Germany. He passed away on May 2, 2021, at Hog Creek Farms, Houston, Mo. After a courageous battle against colon, lung and brain cancer, he is being welcomed by his mom and…

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Obituary – Lucy C. Kruse

Lucy Carol (McCombs) Kruse passed away on May 1, 2021, in Houston, Mo. and entered eternal rest with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Lucy was born on August 5, 1941, in St. Louis, Mo. to Jennings and Leah (Johnston) McCombs. Lucy married Dewayne Kruse on September 3, 1966, in Licking, Mo. Lucy is preceded…

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Obituary – Robert D. “Stutter Bug” Bartley

Robert Dale “Stutter Bug” Bartley, 63, of Licking, Mo., passed away May 3, 2021, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Mo. He was born on October 14, 1957, to the late Loyd Dean and Wanda Bartley in Callaway County, Mo. Survivors include the love of Bug’s life, Tammy Giller; and her daughters, Christina…

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Obituary – Mary F. Perkins

Mary Frances (Wade) Perkins of Roby, Mo., left this earth April 28, 2021, at the age of 80. She was born August 26, 1940, to Earl and Virginia (Ballance) Hutchins in Rader, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bob Wade; one brother, Jimmy Hutchins; and one sister, Dottie. Mary is…

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Obituary – LeAnn D. Stallcup

LeAnn Denise Stallcup, age 60, of Marshfield, Mo., passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021, at Marshfield Care Center, Marshfield, Mo. She was born October 28, 1960, to Herbert (Bob) and Evelyn (Fetrow) Stallcup in Houston, Mo. She grew up in the Upton area and attended Houston Schools, graduating in 1979. LeAnn was baptized in 2001…

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Obituary – Gertrude “Gene” Wolfe

Gertrude “Gene” Wolfe, of Plato, Mo., passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021, at the age of 91. She was born on February 12, 1930, to Gertie (Hildebrand) and Porter “Port” Wiseman in Evening Shade, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth Wolfe; four sisters, Nadine Vaughn, Alma Buckner, Janna Williams and…

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Obituary – Donald E. Owens

Donald Eugene Owens, age 77 years and 10 months, passed away on April 21, 2021, at his home in Licking, Mo., surrounded by his loving family. Donald was one of seven children born to John and Lucinda (Perryman) Owens. Donald was born on June 22, 1943, at Conway, Mo. At the age of 21, he…

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Obituary – Gene Pursifull

Gene Pursifull, 79, of Licking, passed away on April 22, 2021, at his home. Gene was born on August 3, 1941, in Licking, Mo., the son of Viola Pursifull. Gene enjoyed riding four wheelers, going to the lake cabin, fishing and hunting. He worked as a truck driver his whole life. Gene is survived by…

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Obituary – Karla B. Fudge

Karla Beth (Vaughan) Fudge was born January 14, 1962, in Houston, Mo. She passed away on April 20, 2021, at her home in Licking, Mo. Karla is survived by her husband, Bernie of the home; three sisters, Carolyn, Sherry and Nita; and two brothers, Roy and Darin. Karla was preceded in death by her parents,…

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Obituary – Aweda L. McDowell

Aweda Loretta (Jeffries) McDowell was born December 28, 1923, in Roby, Mo.; the first of eight children to Jess Clifford and Minnie (Biram) Jeffries. Aweda joined her Lord and Savior April 20, 2021, at her home in Licking, Mo. surrounded by loved ones. She was 97 years, 3 months, and 23 days of age. Aweda…

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