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Area Obituaries

Ruth Barrett

Ruth Elaine Barrett, 74 years, passed peacefully to Heaven on September 9, 2021 in her home with her family and friends by her side. Daughter of Joseph F. Barrett and Elvira F. (Viveiros) Burton Barrett, Ruth was born December 7, 1946 in Somerville, Massachusetts. She was the youngest of her family. Ruth was a fiercely…

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Mary Ethel Johnson Metcalf

Mary Ethel Johnson Metcalf, age 87, 7 months and 15 days, passed to Heaven on the morning of September 5, 2021, at Brownbranch, in her home, surrounded by her children. Ethel was born January 21, 1934, in Taney County, Missouri to Ernest and Nannie (Flannery) Johnson. On May 19, 1960, Ethel and Clayborn Metcalf were…

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Katie Riley

Katie  Riley, 91 years, 9 months, 19 days old, passed on to Heaven on September 10, 2021 at the Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO with her children by her side. Katie was born November 22, 1929 in Trail, MO to Oliver and Mayme (Brown) Hicks. Mayme passed away when Katie was a little girl and…

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Joe Don Yeager

Joe Don Yeager was born during the midnight hour of August 21, 1951, in Quanah, Texas, completing the family of Robert Lewis and Vera Juanita (Hopper) Yeager.  He joined sister, Romayne, age 9 and brother, Warren, age 4.  Warren was so excited to have a brother that he wanted to name him after his pet…

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Jerry Arnold Miller II

Jerry Arnold Miller II, 36 years, 0 months, 9 days old, passed away on  September 5, 2021 at his home in Ava. Jerry was born August 26, 1985 in Springfield, Missouri to Terry Arnold and Sherry ( Cline ) Miller. He attended Ava High School. On November 19, 2004 Jerry was blessed with a daughter,…

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Dorothy Cleghorn

Dorothy June Cleghorn, 90 years, 6 months, 11 days old, passed to Heaven on September 4, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, MO. Dorothy was born February 23, 1931 in Almira, Arkansas to Frederick and Martha W. (Hoyer) Hoskyn, where her mother was a one room school teacher. Later her father was a…

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Doris Virginia Liniger

Born in rural Douglas County near Ava to Warren Springs and Agnes (Huffman) Springs on a warm July day in 1937, Doris Virginia (Springs French) Liniger, 84, departed this life on August 31, 2021, at Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center in Ava, Missouri. The second of nine children, Doris often commented she had to…

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Tamara “Tammy” Hinrichs

Tamara Lenae Hinrichs (Shelton) departed life on the morning of 26 August 2021 at the age of 60 years. Tammy married Danny Kay Hinrichs in June 1980. Their marriage gave Tammy the thing she was most proud of in life — her children. Tammy adored being a mother, and was devoted to her children –…

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Koye Dean Shaw

Koye Dean Shaw passed peacefully at his home in Independence, MO on August 27, 2021. Koye was born in Wright County, MO April 11, 1946. It was a small country church near Mansfield, MO where he met the love of his life and wife of 54 years, Diana Shaw. Together, Koye and Diana raised two…

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Gene Maxwell Hoggard

Gene Maxwell Hoggard (91) died peacefully on August 27, 2021 in Pensacola, Florida. Gene was the sixth of eight children born to Hector and Altie Mae Hoggard in Hedley, Texas. He loved life and lived it to its fullest. He had many hobbies and things he collected, like marbles, pocket watches, pocket knives, western belt…

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