In Loving Memory... Gertrude Morris B. Gertrude Morris, 94, of Sedalia, died Friday, January 11, 2019, at Good Samaritan Care Center in Cole Camp. She was born September 13, 1924, in Beaman, MO, the daughter of Thomas E. Marlin and Daisy Julia (Williams) Marlin. On December 24, 1941, she was united in marriage to Clayton Morris, Sr., who preceded her in death on February 21, 1980. Gertrude grew up in the Beaman Community and graduated from Hughesville High School. Surviving are two Continue reading

In Loving Memory... Philip R. Parrish Philip Ridenour Parrish, 97, of Sedalia, died Friday, January 11, 2019, at Bothwell Regional Health Center. He was born July 21, 1921, in Greene County, son of Albert Mack and Georgia Fern (Ridenour) Parrish. On May 21, 1950, in Sedalia, he married Dorothy Gene Lower, who survives. Mr. Parrish was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Drury University. He worked as a procurement manager for Swift & Company. Continue reading

In Loving Memory ... Jessie Frances Baker Jessie Frances Baker, 93, of Sedalia, Missouri, passed away January 9, 2019, at Fair View Nursing Home in Sedalia. She was born March 28, 1925, in Syracuse, Missouri, the daughter of Frank and Lydith Putnam, who preceded her in death as did her sister, Imogene “Dena” Peoples. On January 23, 1949, Jessie married Virgil Baker and they became the proud parents of three sons. Jessie was a school teacher for 40 years, beginning at age 17. She was key Continue reading

In Loving Memory... Patricia Wilfong Patricia L. Wilfong, 67, of Otterville, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at the University Hospital in Columbia, as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident. She was born May 2, 1951, in Sedalia, the daughter of James Oliver and Geneva (Scott) Caton.  On June 8, 1973, in Otterville, she married Wendell Lloyd Wilfong, who preceded her in death on January 22, 2015. In her early years, Pat worked at John’s Café. Then, after college, she Continue reading

In Loving Memory ... William "Bill" Carlisle Parker William Carlisle Parker, 66, of Springfield, MO, passed away Monday, January 7, 2019 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He was born May 12, 1952 in Sedalia, MO a son of Lee and June (Brummet) Parker.  On June 22, 1979 in Sedalia, MO, Bill married Donna Ellen Anderson who survives of the home. Bill worked for many years for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.  He enjoyed playing golf, watching any sporting event he could find, Continue reading