Area Obituaries

Zachariah “Zak” Ross Merkel

Zachariah “Zak” Ross Merkel of Washington, Mo., passed away Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021.  He was born Feb. 29, 1984. He is survived by his mother, Victoria McBride, and her husband, Stephen, Labadie, Mo.; his father, Rick Merkel, and his wife, Laura, Washington; grandparents, Norman and wife, Linda, Seeger, Palmyra; and Guido Merkel, Palmyra; one sister,…

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James “Mike” Wilson

James “Mike” Wilson, 74, Hannibal, Mo., passed away at 11:05 a.m., Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, at Luther Manor Nursing Home in Hannibal. Mike was born Sept. 22, 1946, in Hannibal, to J.P. Wilson and Etta Louise Vahle Wilson. He was married to Sharon R. Calvin in 1978 in Liberty, Ill. She preceded him in death.…

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James Omar McLeod

James Omar McLeod, 48, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 2:02 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, in Philadelphia, Mo. James was born May 11, 1972, in Hannibal, Mo., to James Michael McLeod and Cynthia Mae Copenhaver Holm. Survivors include his parents; daughter, Christian McLeod; sons, James McLeod, and Jerid McLeod; and sisters, Lisa Thomas, Stacy McKinney,…

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Rodney D. “Rod” Hilten

Rodney D. “Rod”  Hilten, 83, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 5:28 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, at his home in Palmyra. Rodney was born Sept. 4, 1937, in Ladysmith, Wisc., to Lester and Marion Brainerd Hilten. He was married to Margaret I. Stewart April 9, 1960 in Kirksville, Mo. Survivors include his daughters, Jeanne (Bruce)…

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Kathryn Ruth Olson Bier

Mrs. Kathryn Ruth Olson Bier, beloved and cherished mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and companion, returned home to Jesus on Feb. 10, 2021, at her home in Hannibal, Mo., at the age of 96.  Kathryn is survived by her children, Brenda (John) Barton, Burnsville, Minn.; Wayne (Linda) Bier, Hannibal; and Barbara Bier, Palmyra, Mo.; and son-in-law,…

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Marvin G. Wiegand

Marvin G. Wiegand, 86, Taylor, Mo., passed away at 2:10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, Ill. Marvin was born Sept. 25, 1934, in Peoria, Ill., to George and Fannie Rinkenberger Wiegand. He was married to Joann Hoerr on July 2, 1961, at the Apostolic Christian Church in Taylor.…

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Betty L. (White) Campfield

Betty L. (White) Campfield, 93, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 10:40 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, at Beth Haven Nursing Center in Hannibal, Mo. The family is being served by Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra.

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Gilbert Wren Hudson Sr.

Gilbert Wren Hudson Sr., 85, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 5:20 a.m., Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, at Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Palmyra. Gilbert was born July 1, 1935, in Marion County, Mo., to Everett C. and Anna Shear Hudson. He was married to Ruth Louise Bockhold on Feb. 14, 1953 in Palmyra. She preceded…

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Irene Riney

Irene Riney, 84, Taylor, Mo., passed away at 7:48 p.m., at Hannibal Regional Hospital  Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Hannibal, Mo. Irene was born Oct. 5, 1936, in Quincy, Ill., to John and Rose Frieden Hoerr. She was married to Richard Eugene “Gene” Riney on March 5, 1955 in New London, Mo. He preceded her…

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Winona M. “Nonie” Bogener

Winona M “Nonie” Bogener, 83, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 2:45 p.m., Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, at Luther Manor Nursing Home in Hannibal, Mo. Winona was born June 12, 1937, in Palmyra, to Raymond and Mertie Cross Chamberlain. She was married to William C. Bogener on June 6, 1955, and last summer, they celebrated their…

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