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Obituary – Kelli R. Mullin

  Kelli René Mullin was born on August 8, 1970, to mother, Linda Schafer and father, Charles “Chuck” Shanks, of Licking. She passed from this life on January 28, 2023, at the age of 52, in St. Joseph, Mich. She leaves to mourn her parents; spouse, Nicole; three siblings, Kerri (Dan) Hamel, of Belleville, Ill.,…

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Obituary – Bonnie F. Bridgeman

Bonnie Fay (Skiles) Bridgeman, age 74, was born February 3, 1948, in Licking, Mo., the daughter of Glen and Myrtle (Edwards) Skiles, and passed away January 30, 2023. Bonnie graduated from Licking High School with perfect attendance and later attended cosmetology school, where she earned her degree. Bonnie and Nylan were united in marriage on…

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Obituary – Katherine “Kathy” Atkisson

Katherine Elizabeth Atkisson left this earth to be with her Heavenly Father on January 28, 2023, at the age of 60 years. She was the daughter of Edward Atkisson and Sylvia (York) Atkisson. Her date of birth was August 8, 1962. She was preceded in death by both sets of grandparents; her father, Edward Franklin…

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Obituary – Bernice J. Morrison

Bernice Jean (Clevenger) Morrison, born to Louis and Mattie Clevenger, on March 13, 1933, and died on March 3, 2020. Bernice is survived by three daughters, Diana Trentham (Dan), of Licking, Mo., Denise Brake, of Republic, Mo., and DD Vandivort, of Nashville, Tenn.; nine grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Bernice’s greatest treasure was her children…

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Obituary – Paul “Kenney” Morrison

Paul Kenneth Morrison, Kenney to those who knew him best, was born February 12, 1953, to Paul and Bernice Morrison in Galesburg, Ill. He died November 18, 2022. Kenney is survived by his three sisters, Diana Trentham (Dan), of Licking, Mo., Denise Brake, of Republic, Mo., and DD Vandivort, of Nashville, Tenn. He would tell…

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Obituary – MaDonna K. Williams

MaDonna Kay (Wulff) Williams, born February 29, 1944, to CJ and Pearl Wulff, went home to be with Jesus January 24, 2023. MaDonna loved her Savior, so we have the blessed assurance of her eternal home. Preceding her in death along with her parents, is her husband, Jerry Williams; brother, Phillip Wulff; sister, Jacquelyn Ward;…

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Obituary – Jo Poulson

Jo Poulson, 91, of Licking, passed away at Phelps Health in Rolla, Mo., on January 20, 2023. Jo was born on February 21, 1931, in Scotts Hill, Tenn., the daughter of William Troy and Minnie Ola (Carter) Grimsley. Jo is survived by her daughters, Pamela Susan (Gambill) Wells, Preita Beverly Poulson, Paige Anlouise (Poulson) Wiseman…

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Obituary – Luetta “Gail” Lee

Luetta Gail (Merckling) Lee, age 92, daughter of Wayne Merckling and Sylvia Elizabeth Anna (Walker) Merckling, was born on February 28, 1930, in Isadora, Mo. She passed away peacefully at her home in Raymondville, Mo., on January 17, 2023. Gail always remarked that she was born in the smallest county in Missouri and would die…

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Obituary – Ronald L. Black

Ronald Lee Black, age 58, was born in Rolla, Mo., on February 9, 1964, to James and Bonnie Black. He passed away in Houston, Mo., on January 16, 2023. Ronald was a 1982 graduate of Licking High School. He played in the band in high school and in the National Guard. He was also a…

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Obituary – Steven L. Ingram

Steven (Steve) Lynn Ingram, age 65, son of Ada (Wallace) and Vernon Ingram, was born October 18, 1957, in Salem, Mo. He passed away on January 9, 2023, at Phelps Health Hospital in Rolla, Mo. Steve married the love of his life, Carlene (Rogers) Ingram on March 16, 1991, at the home of his parents…

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