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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 22, 2018

ELLIOTT Robin Elliott, 52, of California, passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018 at the Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City.
COOK Anna M "Ann" Cook, 91, of California, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Capital Region Medical Center Jefferson City, Missouri.
KLEIN June Rose Klein, age 88, of Tipton, Missouri passed away Friday, June 22, 2018 at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, Missouri.
MEDLIN Albert Jewel Medlin, 81, of Latham, Missouri, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018, at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital, Jefferson City, Missouri.
RANABARGAR Glenda Louise Ranabargar, 75, of Centertown, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.
CARPENTER Dianna L. Carpenter, 67, of Clarksburg, Mo., passed away on June 10, 2018, at the Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Mo.
GADD Robert "Bob" Fredrick Gadd, 72, of Golden Valley, Ariz., formerly of Latham, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018.
GROCE Theresa Louise Groce, 57, of Barnett, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at her home.
Opal Mae Ellison, 86, of Hallsville, transitioned peacefully into the next part of her life on Friday June 1, 2018, as the result of a recent injury.
Bobbie Dean Birdsong, 90, of California, Mo., passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018, at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, Mo. due to complications of a stroke.
Larry L. Blank, 77, of California, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family and close friends.
Bobbie Dean Birdsong, 90, of California, Mo., passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018, at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, Mo. due to complications of a stroke.
Gail Francis Heather, 78, of California, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at his home.
Herbert Daniel Raithel, 89, of Russellville, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018, at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital.
Bonnie Lee Sestak, 90, of Russellville, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018, at California Care Center.

In MemoryLarry Blank

Larry L. Blank, 77, of California, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family and close friends.
Donald Edward Frederick, 85, of Boonville, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Boone Hospital in Columbia.
Bettie J. Hall, 83, of California, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Valley Park West, California.
Carol Ruth Maples, 79, of Richmond, left for heaven Friday, April 27, 2018, from St. Luke's Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo.
Dorothy M. Matheis, 78, of California, passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Eldon Nursing and Rehab Facility in Eldon.
Richard Dale "Rick" Moore Jr, 65, of Osage Beach, formerly of California, Missouri, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018, at his home.
Gary (Gerald) Lee Scheppers, 77, of Eldon, Missouri, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018 at his home.
Donna Kay Wallingford, better known to her grandkids as Mama G., of Jamestown, passed away on Saturday evening, May 19, 2018, at University Hospital in Columbia.
John Edward Hawks, 79, of Stockton, Mo., passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018, at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar Mo. He was born May 14, 1938, in Dresden, Tenn. His parents, Roy Buford and Effie Mae Hawks and 13 siblings preceded him in death. John liked to stay busy. Retiring from petroleum business, John was not one to enjoy the silence of retirement. He was skilled in many different activities. John enjoyed hunting or fishing. Survivors include four daughters, Ladon Hawks Roberts, her husband, David Roberts, Amy Hawks-Martin, L. Marie Hawks-Seay and Dawn Ellen Hawks-Duncan; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, and five siblings. Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under directions of Butler Funeral Home, Bolivar, Mo.
Ronald (Ron) A. Jackson, age 71 of California, Mo., died on Thursday, April 12, 2018, after a 13 year battle with lymphoma.
Kelly Walter Messerli, 78, of California, Mo., made his final climb on Saturday, April 28, 2018.
DAVIS Morris Wayne Davis, 77, of California, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital.
HICKAM Wilma Maxine Hickam, age 92, of Independence, Mo., passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018
HOOSE Helen L. (Brizendine) Hoose, 96, of Omaha, Neb., passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at the Marquis Place in Elkhorn, Neb.
HOWARD Wayne 'Stymie' Edward Howard, 71, of California, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at his home
VOLKART Rex Alfred Volkart, 85, of California, Mo., passed away at his residence on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.
Kathy Kay Liebi, 61, of Boonville, Mo., passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at University Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
After a two-month illness, Michael Wayne "Mike" Moore, 64, of California, Missouri gave up the good fight on Monday, April 9, 2018, at Capital Region Medical Center Jefferson City.
Julie Oppermann, 41, of California, Missouri, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Mo.
Charles "Jackie" Smith, 81, of Armstrong, Mo., passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018, at the Harry S. Truman Veteran Administration Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
Lucille Stieferman, 99, of Centertown, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at General Baptist Nursing Home in Linn, Mo.
Edward J. Anderson, 89, of California, Mo., died Friday, April 6, 2018, at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
Cletus "Clete" Edward Kueffer, 96, of California, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 2, 2018, surrounded by his family at Valley Park West in California.
Juanita Fae (Williams) Murphy, 96, of California, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the Lawson Manor Nursing Home in Lawson, Mo., surrounded by family and caregivers.
Betty Jacqueline (Jacki) Skidmore, age 77, of California, Mo., departed this life on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

Lois Vogel

California, mo
Lois Genevieve Vogel, 96, of California, Missouri, passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017, at California Care Center.

Ruth Golden

Branson, missouri
Ruth Alice (Grover) Golden, age 97, of Branson, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017.
Elizabeth Eidson, 16, of Russellville, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in Moniteau County from injuries she sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
Coach Geary Labuary, 65, of California, Mo., passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017, at his residence in California, Mo.

Ronnie Duncan

Eldon, mo
Ronnie L. Duncan, 62, of Eldon, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at his residence in Eldon.