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Area Obituaries

Earl H. Hardcastle Jr

Earl H. Hardcastle Jr., age 91, of Rochelle, IL, left this world peacefully Thursday March 25, 2021 from natural causes at Serenity House in Oregon, IL. Born in Squires, MO on October 1, 1929 to Earl & Dicie Rae Hardcastle (Jennings). Earl lived many years in Rockford working at Greenlee until his retirement, before moving…

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Carol Jeanette (CJ) Wheeler

Carol Jeanette (CJ) Wheeler, 73, of Ava, MO, passed away on Monday, December 27, 2021 at Cox Medical Center South. She now resides in her Heavenly home with her Lord, and family and friends that have gone before her. Carol was born January 9, 1948 in Galesburg, IL, the daughter of Sylvester (Vessie) and Cora…

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Brenda (King) Renner

Brenda Kay Renner, of Ava, MO, 63 years, 4 months, 21 days old, passed to Heaven on January 9, 2022 at her home. Brenda was born August 18, 1958 in Long Branch, New Jersey to Glenn and Wanda Jean (Beason) King. She grew up in Ava and was a 1976 graduate of Ava High School.…

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Sue Lansdown

Sue Lansdown of Ava, MO, 79 years, 7 months, and 26 days old, passed away on January 10, 2022 at Mercy hospital in Springfield, Missouri. Sue was born May 14, 1942 in Smallett, Missouri to Austin and Orlean (Huffman) Osburn. She was a Christian of the Baptist Faith. She had not been able to attend…

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Flo Etta Runion

Flo Etta (Hannaford) Runion, a devoted Christian wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away January 5, 2022 at the age of 96. She was born February 16, 1925 in Gainesville to George and Martha (Wattenbarger) Hannaford. In 1947, the love of her life, Coy Runion, asked her to be his wife. They were married in Mtn…

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Rusty Ingram

James Earl “Rusty” Ingram of Ava, MO,  59 years, 6 months, 5 days old, passed away on January 9, 2022 at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, MO with his family by his side. Rusty was born July 4, 1962 in Mtn. Grove, MO to Bonnie Jean (Brown) Ingram. Rusty was raised by Bill Bolding…

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Ben Jay Shelton

Ben Jay Shelton of Squires, MO, 69 years, 7 months, 27 days old, passed away on January 5, 2022 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO with his family by his side. Ben was born May 8, 1952 in Douglas County, Missouri to Howard and Eunice (Young) Shelton. On January 22, 1971 Ben and Dorothy Jean…

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Mary Grace Thompson

Mary Grace Thompson, 93 years, 3 days old, passed on to Heaven to be with her Lord on January 4, 2022 at her home. Mary was born January 1, 1929 in University Park, Iowa to Pearl Perry and Myrtle (Brown) Poe. She was the seventh of eight siblings. She grew up in Iowa and started…

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Merle Davis

Merle Davis, 89 years, 1 month, 13 days old, passed to his Heavenly home on December 30, 2021 at his home with his wife by his side. Merle was born November 17, 1932 in Goodhope, MO to Otto Floyd and Leola Nina (Hale) Davis. On January 6, 1961 Merle and Darlene Johnson were united in…

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Delores G. Young

Delores G. Young, 88 years and 30 days old, passed to her Heavenly home on January 1, 2022 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO with her family by her side. Delores was born December 2, 1933 in Davenport, IA to Laverne (Hawkins) and Ambrose Horton. On October 4, 1951 Delores and Doyle Young were united…

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