In Loving Memory... Anna Helen Barber Anna Helen Barber, 98, of Sedalia, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017, at Good Samaritan Care Center in Cole Camp. She was born September 30, 1918, near Florence, MO, daughter of Thomas M. and Delilah Carver Maness. On September 9, 1942, in Sedalia, she was married to Bennie L. Barber, who passed away August 25, 2008. During World War II, she traveled through several states with Bennie while he was in training as a glider pilot. After he Continue reading

In Loving Memory... Beulah M. England Beulah Mae England, 86, of Sedalia, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017, at Fair View Nursing Home. She was born June 20, 1930, in Sedalia, the daughter of William Lee Litz and Irene Louise (Paxton) Litz. She was united in marriage to John E. England on November 6, 1947, in Sedalia. Beulah was a member of the State Fair Saddle Club and enjoyed ceramics, gardening and cooking. She was known for the strawberries she grew. She is survived by a Continue reading

In Loving Memory... Billey J. Rogers, Jr. Billey Joe Rogers, Jr., 38, of Sedalia, died Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Heckart Funeral Home. Continue reading

In Loving Memory... Lee Ernest Dow, Jr. Lee Ernest “Ernie” “Big Ern” Dow, Jr., 73, of Sedalia, died Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at Bothwell Regional Health Center. He was born March 23, 1943, in Sedalia, son of Lee Ernest Dow Sr. and Esther Matilda Mittelhauser Dow. Ernie was a 1961 graduate of Smith-Cotton High School, where he played under the legendary Ralph “Stub” Dow. He was drafted in to the Army and served two years. He earned a B.S. in Education from Central Missouri State Continue reading

In Loving Memory... David R. Ballard David R. Ballard, Jr., 58, of Sedalia, passed away Friday, February 3, 2017, at his home. He was born December 6, 1958, in Leavenworth, KS, the son of David Ralph Ballard Sr. and Clara Mae Pate Ballard. On April 13, 2002, in Georgetown, he was united in marriage to Terri A. Koeller. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Marines from 1976 to 1979. He was the owner/operator of Ballard’s Custom Insulation. David was a car enthusiast; he Continue reading