Obits

LaVina McCrary
LaVina B. McCrary, age 92, of Hamilton, MO, passed away on Feb. 14, 2017, at Hillcrest Manor Nursing Home in Hamilton. LaVina previously lived in many various cities due to her husband’s work profession, but she had lived in Hutchinson, KS, before moving back to Hamilton in 1991. LaVina was born on...
Ray Francis Bales, age 86, passed away Feb. 10, 2017, at the Life Care Center in Carrollton, MO, under the care of the staff and Preferred Hospice of Lexington. Ray was born March 4, 1930, to RG and Florence (Miller) Bales in Stet. A lifelong salesman, Ray ran an egg route out of RG Bales & Son...
Laverne Stark, age 90, of Brookfield, MO, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield. Laverne F., daughter of Noble Lawrence and Nelle Mae (Metcalf) Foster, was born Sept. 12, 1926, in Sumner. On March 24, 1946, she married Keith Stark, who preceded her in death on Sept...
Victor E. Shandrew, age 72, of Cameron, MO, formerly of Gallatin, passed away on Feb. 2, at Quail Run Nursing Home in Cameron. Victor was born on July 14, 1944, in Mercer County, to Ben and Amy (Sparks) Shandrew. In the past, Victor worked as a farm hand. He attended the First Christian Church in...
Billie Rae Diem
Billie Rae Diem, age 77, formerly of Hamilton, MO, loving husband, daddy and grandpa, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at his home in Springfield. He was born Jan. 7, 1940, in Caldwell County to the late Wallace Whitney Diem and Lou Ethel Raines. Billie received his bachelor’s...
Gary Gene Harper, age 63, a resident of Cameron, MO, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at his residence. Gary was born the son of Willie Eugene and Maurine (Johnson) Harper on June 8, 1953, in Trenton. He served in the Army National Guard. Survivors include three sons, Cody Hayes of Cameron,...
Glen J. “J.R.” Robinson, age 82 of Cameron, MO, formerly of Kingston, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, at Cameron Regional Medical Center in Cameron.  J.R. was born April 21, 1934, in Pollock, the son of William and Elizabeth (Fleshman) Robinson. He had lived in Kingston for over 30 years...
R.L. Sweem
R.L. Sweem, age 89, a lifetime resident of Hamilton, passed away at his home on Jan. 25, 2017, in Hamilton. R.L. was born on Dec. 27, 1927, in Breckenridge, to David A. and Della M. (Mussner) Sweem. He honorably served his country in the Army during World War II. He had retired as a truck driver...
David William Taylor, age 68, a resident of Braymer, MO, passed away on Jan. 20, 2017, at Liberty Hospital in Liberty. David was born the son of Chester and Betty (Ruck) Taylor on Oct. 21, 1948, in Madison, WI. He was a 1966 graduate of East High School in Madison, WI. He served in the US Air Force...
Betty Luan Davis, age 91, a resident of Chillicothe, MO, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City. Betty was born the daughter of Joseph Warren and Carrie (Rupe) Murray on Dec. 6, 1925, in Polo. She was a 1943 graduate of Braymer High School. She was united in...

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