Obituaries

Kathy Martin

Kathy Martin Of Ashland went to her heavenly home on Thursday, October, 21, 2021 surrounded by her family. A visitation will be Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Ashland Baptist Church with a celebration of her life at 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow at New Salem Church Cemetery. Marie Katherine

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John “Ed” Cox

John “Ed” Cox Of Ashland, passed away at the University of Missouri Hospital, he was 88 years old. He was born November 22, 1932 in Adrian, Missouri, the son of Lloyd and Elsie Warnock Cox. He married Pat Matthews on April 1, 1962 and she preceded him in death. Memorial visitation will be held at

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Shirley Mae Rippeto

Shirley Mae Rippeto, Age 86, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, passed away peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, October 19th 2021. Shirley was born September 11, 1935 in Kansas City, Kansas. Shirley was married to Carl L. Rippeto for 55 wonderful years. Carl passed away in 2011. Shirley was a wonderful homemaker. Her love and passion

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Frances I. “Jean” Fisher

Frances “Jean” Fisher, 90, of Ashland, MO made the journey to her heavenly home on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at her home, surrounded by her family. A visitation will be held at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W, Columbia, MO 65202 on Monday, September 20th 2021 at 1:00pm followed by the funeral service

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Everett Weldon McDow

Everett Weldon McDow passed away October 10, 2021 at his home in Ashland, he was 81 years old. Weldon was born March 19,1940 in Wilton, the son of George and Bessie (Sapp) McDow.  He married Beverly Nichols on October 3, 1959  in Ashland and she survives at their home. Weldon retired from Boone County Road

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Rashell Tennessee Dorris

Rashell Tennessee Dorris Emergency Telecommunicator, Boone County, MO, Joint Communications April 11, 1990-October 3, 2021. Rashell Tennessee Dorris was a beloved daughter to Billy and Marchella Dorris. She was born in Springdale, Arkansas and graduated from Cassville High School in 2008. She then went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from University of Missouri at

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Irene Nichols

Irene Nichols, of Hartsburg, passed away September 28, 2021 at Ashland Healthcare, she was 94 years old. Irene was born in Hartsburg on April 23, 1927, the daughter of Clarence and Celia Sappington, Nichols. She married Paul Nichols on April 28, 1945 in Hartsburg and he survives. Irene retired from the Missouri Book Store where

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Lonnie Gilpin

Lonnie Gilpin Of Ashland passed away at his home on September 2, 2021, he was 87 years old. Lonnie was born December 20, 1933, the son of Trocy and Nellie Martin Gilpin. He married Bernice Blythe on January 18, 1957 and she preceded him in death. He was a member of the Nashville Baptist Church.

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Shirley Blythe

Shirley Blythe Of Ashland passed away on September 2, 2021, she was 77 years old. Shirley was born August 21,1944 in Laddonia Missouri, the daughter of Churchill and Merle Perrey, Shaw. She was a bouncer for Good Time Country. She started her career as a Ashland reserve officer, before going to work with Boone County

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Barry Wayne McWilliams

Barry Wayne McWilliams Passed away on August 14, 2021, at his home outside Whitehall, Montana. He was 79 years old. Barry was born on February 17, 1942, in North Hollywood, California, to Leigh and Irene (Hewitt) McWilliams in a hospital with blackout curtains due to the fear of Japanese invasion of the west coast following

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