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Bill Durbin, lifelong Paris farmer, dies at 84

Posted on April 8, 2015 at 5:47 am

Bill Durbin, 84, of Paris, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Salt River Nursing Home, Shelbina. He was born May 21, 1930, in Goss, the son of Robert Gilmore and Sadie Katherine Skeen Durbin. He married Alta Harrison Aug. 30, 1958, in Granville. She survives at home. Other survivors include three children; Billy (Mary) Durbin and Jerry (Debbie) Durbin, both of Monroe City, Deanna (Kevin) Vannoy, Shelbyville; two sisters,

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  • Monroe City native, Glenn H. Doyle Sr., dies at 85

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 5:43 am

    Glenn H. Doyle Sr., 85, died Oct. 30, 2014, two weeks and two days after a diagnosis of cancer throughout. Founder of All Brand Vacuum of Maine (Portland, Waterville, Biddeford, Bangor), he was still working 25 plus hours a week just four weeks before he was given his prognosis. Painfully wrenched from his home on Forest Avenue and the hearts of those he so generously blessed right up to the

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  • William ‘Bill’ E. Maple, of Hannibal, dies at 76

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 5:41 am

    William “Bill” E. Maple, 76, of Hannibal, passed away at 2:36 a.m. Monday, March 16, 2015, at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal. Funeral Services were at 10 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2015, at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. The Rev. Tim Goodman officiated. Burial was at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home. Mr. Maple was born Nov.

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  • Beloved teacher, mother, wife, Peggy Lou Strouse, dies at 85

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 5:37 am

    Peggy Lou Strouse, 85, of Monroe City, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at the Monroe Manor, Paris. She was born March 24, 1930, in Anabel, the daughter of Fred and Lula Tulley Bergfield. Peggy was a graduate of Macon High School. She received her masters degree from Northeast State Teachers College in Kirksville. Peggy taught at various schools in Missouri. She taught all elementary grades, but first grade was

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  • Verlon (Cotton) Lipp dies at 89

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Verlon (Cotton) Lipp, 89, of Monroe City, passed away March 25, 2015, at the Monroe City Manor Care Center, Monroe City. Cotton was born Dec. 28, 1925, in Unionville, the son of Richard Albert and Evelyn Simmons Lipp. In his early life, Cotton served in the U.S. Army for two years during the Korean Conflict. Upon returning to Missouri, he worked several jobs including working for the railroad and doing

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  • Nana Utterback dies at 86

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Nana M. Utterback, 86, of Hunnewell, died at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015, at her home. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 25, 2015, from 11 a.m. until time of service at noon. Funeral services will be held at noon on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at the Grand View Funeral Home in Hannibal. Pastor Steve Goughnour will officiate. Burial will follow at the Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal. Nana

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  • Kenneth Eugene Little dies at 63

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Kenny Little, 63, of Shelbina, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at Kirksville. He was born Dec. 18, 1951, in Hannibal, the son of Kenneth Eugene Sr. and Dorothy Ann Woodhurst Little. He first married Carla Thomas and later married Susan Monsen. Kenny is survived by four children, Kenny Wayne Little (Tina) of Macon, Kyle Little (Casey) of Shelbina, Katie Ann Baker (Zac) of Paris and Kurtis Lee Little of

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