Obituaries

Rebecca Peuster 1925-2017

Rebecca J. Peuster of Columbia passed away at Ashland Healthcare on February 4, 2017 she was 91 years old. Rebecca was born October 23, 1925 in Columbia the daughter of Robert and Josie Rippeto Wren. She married William Peuster on August 27, 1949 in St. Louis and he preceded her in death on July 30,

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Violet Nichols 1921-2017

Violet Nichols of Hartsburg, passed away February 1, 2017 at Parkside Manor in Columbia, she was 95 years old. Violet was born August 16, 1921 in Columbia, the daughter of Jeff and Opal Frost, Crowley. She married James Milton Nichols in 1940 and he preceded her in death. Violet was a member of Goshen Primitive

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John “JC” Selby 1934-2017

John “JC” Selby, 82, of DeWitt, Iowa, died Friday evening, Jan. 27, 2017, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family. John Curtly Selby was born Sept. 13, 1934, in Ashland, Missouri, to Ralph and Alma (Nichols) Selby. He was a graduate of Ashland High School. JC was employed at Ralston Purina

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Maudie Mae Gibson 1932-2017

A familiar smiling face at Moser’s Grocery Store will be missed. Maudie Mae Gibson, lovingly known as “Miss Mae” passed away January 25, 2017 at the age of 85. Fiercely independent, Miss Mae insisted on mowing her own lawn and maintaining her own home. She took pride in facing the grocery store shelves so they

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Alice Lee 1946-2017

Alice Elaine Lee of Centralia, formerly of Hartsburg, passed away January 25, 2017, she was 70 years old. Elaine was born December 28, 1946 in Hartsburg, the daughter of James and Dorothy Nichols Batye. She retired from 3M as a factory worker. Elaine was married to Jimmy Watson in 1965. She later married Lindell Lee

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Juanita Bennett 1941-2017

Juanita May Bennett of Hartsburg, passed away January 20, 2016 at Fulton Nursing and Rehab, she was 75 years old. Juanita was born September 21, 1941 in Hartsburg, the daughter of Oscar and Lula Wohlgemuth Thomas. She married Eddie Bennett on June 30, 1960 in Hartsburg and he preceded her in death in 2004. Juanita

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Brent Arnold 1940-2017

Brent Elvin Arnold, 76, of Ashland, Mo. went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017 at Ashland Baptist Church, 203 E Broadway, Ashland from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January

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Morris Roy Ray 1940-2017

Morris Roy Ray of Hartsburg, passed away January 12, 2017 at the University of Missouri Hospital, he was 76 years old. Morris was born August 26, 1940 in Cadiz, Kentucky, the son of Louis and Crystal Shaw. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Morris married Mary Beth Tenley on June 27, 2003 in Jefferson

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Erna Beckmeyer 1914-2016

Erna Marie Henrietta Beckmeyer, 102, of Hartsburg passed away Friday, December 30, 2016 at Ashland Healthcare after a brief illness. She and her family were very fortunate that she was able to remain in her own home in good health up until her recent stroke. Erna was born and raised on a farm in Hartsburg,

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Herman “Herm” Niemann 1934-2017

Herman “Herm” A. Niemann, age 82 of Highland, Ill, died Sunday, January 01, 2017, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, Ill. He was born May 07, 1934, in Hartsburg, Mo, the son of Henry and Emma (nee Berg) Niemann. On June 19, 1954, he married Joan M. Visser at Peace United Church of Christ in Hartsburg,

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