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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 23, 2019

Carla "Sis" Fairfax, 64, California, Mo., died Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital, Jefferson City.
Geneva Bray Dixon, 77, formerly of California, Mo., passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 10, 2019, surrounded by family, in St. Louis, Mo.
Lynn Norman Eichen, 69, of Carlinville, Ill., died Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at Heritage Health in Carlinville.
Bertha "Darlene" Kliegel, 85, of Jefferson City, Missouri, passed away Friday, February 15, 2019, at Adams Street Place in Jefferson City, Missouri.
Patricia Kay Blecke, 75, of California, Missouri, took her last breaths on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2019, at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital, Jefferson City, Missouri.

Roger Buchta

Lohman, mo
Roger Dean Buchta, age 74 of Lohman, Mo., passed away at his home the morning of Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

Inajo Fairchild

California, mo
Inajo Fairchild, 71, of California, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at her residence.

Martha Shane

Versailles, mo
Martha A. Shane, age 64, of Versailles, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City.

Donna Wilson

California, mo
Donna Sue Wilson, age 73, of Eldon, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2019, at California Care Center.

Ora Woods

California, mo
Ora "Ray" Woods, age 77, of California, Mo., passed away Monday, January 21, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family.

Jerry Allen

Centertown, mo
ALLEN Jerry Lee Allen, 76, of Centertown, Missouri, passed away peacefully in his sleep Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at his home, after a three year battle with cancer.

Lee Brown

California, mo
BROWN Lee Roy Brown, 70, of California, passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at his home

Jerry Grant

California, mo
GRANT Jerry I. Grant, 80, of California, Mo., passed away Monday, January 7, 2019 at his home

Herbert Strobel

Centertown, mo
STROBEL Herbert Louis Strobel, 84, of Centertown, Missouri, passed away Friday, February 1, 2019, at his home.

Dorsey Alpers

Pilot grove, mo
ALPERS Dorsey Paul Alpers, 90, of Pilot Grove, died Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at his home

Mary Kennedy

Russellville, mo
KENNEDY Mary Johanna Kennedy, 88, of Russellville, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2019, at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital.

Douglas Robertson

Brainerd, minnesota
ROBERTSON Douglas Glenn Robertson, 65, of Brainerd, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019, at his home in Brainerd, Minnesota, after battling with lung cancer

Richard Arnel

California, mo
ARNEL Richard L. Arnel, 56, of California, Mo., died Saturday, December 8, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family

Grace Lockard

Jefferson city, mo
LOCKARD Grace Laverne Lockard, 83, of Jefferson City, passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at River City Living Community in Jefferson City.

Linda Whittle

Russellville, mo
WHITTLE Linda K. Whittle, 72, of Russellville, Mo., passed away Sunday, December 30, 2018, at Moniteau Care Center, California, Mo.

Gail Bolin

California, mo
BOLIN Gail Frederick Bolin, 87, of Lee's Summit, Mo., passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Valley Park West in California, Mo.

Gail Bolin

Lee's summit
BOLIN Gail Frederick Bolin, 87, of Lee's Summit, Mo., passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Valley Park West in California, Mo.

Anna Gross

Clarksburg, mo
GROSS Anna Lea Gross, age 96, formerly of Clarksburg, Missouri, passed away late Saturday night, December 29, 2018, in California, Missouri.

Dorothy Grosvenor

Jefferson city, mo
GROSVENOR Dorothy K. Grosvenor, 82, of Jefferson City, Mo., formerly of California, Mo., passed away on Thursday, December 27, 2018, at her residence

Paul Cook

California, mo
Paul Cook, 57, of California, Mo., passed away on Friday, December 21, 2018 at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, Mo.

Doris Summey

California, mo
SUMMEY Doris Patricia "Pat" Summey, 84, of California, passed away on Thursday December 20, 2018 at the California Care Center in California

Cecil Wood

California, mo
WOOD Cecil Eugene Wood, 91, of California, passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018, at Missouri Veterans Home-Warrensburg.

Richard Arnel

California, mo
ARNEL Richard L. Arnel, 56, of California, Mo., died Saturday, December 8, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family

Robert Burger

California, mo
BURGER Robert William "Bill" Burger, 71, of California, Mo., went to be with his Lord and family in heaven on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at his home

Tammy Miller

California, mo
MILLER Tammy Ann Miller, 54, California, died Thursday, December 6, 2018, at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, Mo.

John Watkins

Otterville, mo
WATKINS John Wesley Watkins, 71, of Otterville, Mo., died Saturday, December 8, 2018, at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia from complications of cancer

Thomas Green

Jamestown, mo
GREEN Thomas J. Green, 80, of Jamestown passed away Monday morning, November 26, 2018, at Riverdell Care Center in Boonville

Alice Carlyle

High point, mo
Alice Lorraine Carlyle, 72, of High Point, passed away Monday, December 3, 2018 at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City.

Margie Collins

Tipton, mo
Margie L. Collins, 69, of Tipton, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Tipton Oak Manor in Tipton.
DISTLER Rose E. Distler, 94, of California, Mo., passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the California Care Center in California, Mo.
DISTLER Marvin Anton "Tank" Distler, 84, of Centertown, passed away Friday, October 26, 2018, at his residence surrounded by his wife and daughters.
WOOLF Margaret Eleanor Gerhart Chambers Woolf, age 94, a resident of John Knox Village in Lee's Summit, Mo., formerly from Raytown, Mo., passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at John Knox Care Center. Margaret was the daughter of Thomas and Mary (Bailey) Gerhart. Her large family of three brothers and four sisters grew up in California, Mo. on their family farm. Margaret attended Catholic schools during elementary and middle school, and graduated from California High School. Margaret then worked for the State of Missouri, General Assembly Legislature in Jefferson City, Mo.
BARNHILL Thomas Barnhill, 73, of Clarksburg, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018 at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital, Jefferson City.
PRICE Lee Norice Price, 70, of California, Mo., passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
BELL Mary Lee Bell, 92, New Brunsfels, Texas, formerly of California, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.
DOWELL Edna Ilene Dowell, age 92, of Latham, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at her home
DUNCAN Larry Duncan, 77, of Barnett, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 7, 2018 surrounded by his loving family and friends at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City.
GOFF Mitchell V. "Mitch" Goff, 50, of California, Mo., passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at his home.
INMAN Norma L. Inman, 86, formerly of California, passed away Friday, October 5, 2018, at Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center in Sedalia.
KNAUP Linda Rose Knaup, 68, of California, Mo., passed away on Friday, October 5, 2018 at California Care Center