In Loving Memory... Jerry L. Swope Jerry Leonard Swope, 52, of Hughesville, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at his home. He was born in Sedalia on October 10, 1965, to John Leonard Swope and Pamela (Waterfield) Swope. Jerry worked for Tyson Foods in Sedalia for over twenty years. He loved to cook, fish, hunt, ride four wheelers, and eat good food. Jerry is survived by his father, John Swope and stepmother Dorothy of Hughesville; sister, Kim Chitwood Swope and husband Bill Continue reading

In Loving Memory... Dorothy J. Bybee Dorothy Jeanne Bybee, 76, of Smithton, passed away peacefully Saturday, December 9, 2017, surrounded by her family in Sedalia. She was born October 5, 1941, in Brookfield, the daughter of Lyle and Doris Shelby. On August 15, 1964, in Brookfield, she was united in marriage to Charles E. Bybee, who survives of the home. Dorothy was a member of the Smithton United Methodist Church. She worked as a beautician. Her hobbies included crocheting, fishing Continue reading

In Loving Memory... Kirby D. Hostetler Kirby Dakota Hostetler, precious baby son of Melton and Shayla Hostetler, was born on July 11, 2017, at Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Columbia, MO. Baby Kirby was born with various medical conditions. He was born without a spleen and had cardiology vena cava, partial situs inversus, and pulmonary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD). Kirby was a happy baby, but he needed extra and special care, which was lovingly given to him by his parents. He passed Continue reading

In Loving Memory... Mary I. Cunningham Mary Isabelle Cunningham, 92, of Hughesville, passed away Friday evening, December 8, 2017, at Sweet Springs Villa. She was born August 22, 1925, in Sedalia, daughter of Edgar Ison and Edna Tomlinson Ison. On September 17, 1949, in Sedalia, she was married to Robert William Cunningham, who preceded her in death on November 4, 2017. Mary worked for Bell Telephone, Pettis County Farm Bureau, and Sedalia Bank and Trust. She enjoyed playing Bridge Continue reading

In Loving Memory... John W. Arnest John William Arnest, son of Charles S and Mary Eisenhart Arnest, died suddenly at home in Warsaw on 3 December 2017. He was born at Bothwell Hospital on 6 February 1947 and raised in Sedalia. John attended Broadway Elementary and graduated from Smith-Cotton High School (SC) in 1965. At SC he was elected Junior and then Senior High School Student Council President. He also played trombone in the band and was a tackle on the football team. In 1967, John Continue reading