Area Obituaries

Lula Alice Freiling

Lula Alice Freiling, 85, Lewistown, Mo., formerly of Mendon, Ill., passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at Country Aire Retirement Estates in Lewistown.  A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m Saturday, July 24, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel. Rev. Matthew Flatley will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra. Friends and…

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Karl F. Speer

Karl F. Speer, Durham, Mo., passed away at 2:14 p.m., at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill., on Thursday, July 15, 2021. Karl was born on April 5, 1949 in Hannibal, Mo., to Walter Earnest Speer and Dorothy E. (Powell) Speer. He is survived by his longtime companion and significant other, Sandra Benson; two children, Tracy…

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Norma Elaine Herrick Lake

Norma Elaine Herrick Lake, 88, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 10:55 a.m., Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Palmyra. Norma was born Sept. 13, 1932, in Hannibal, Mo., to Robey Herrick, Sr. and Stella Hudson Herrick. She was married to Lewis “Lee” Lake on Dec. 29, 1951 in Ozark, Mo. He…

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Earlene Mae Roberts

Earlene Mae Roberts, Canton, Mo., passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill., at 10:53 p.m. She was 78 years old.  She was born Earlene Mae Sutton in Hannibal, Mo., on Sept. 11, 1942, a daughter of L. Earl Sutton and Nevah L. Spence Sutton of Palmyra, Mo.  She married James…

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Arlene Marie Nokes

Arlene Marie Nokes, 78, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 10:51 p.m., Sunday, July 11, 2021, at Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Palmyra. Arlene was born June 7, 1943, in Palmyra, to Eugene Stewart and Geneva P. Campfield Stewart. She was married to Henry Eugene Nokes. He preceded her in death on May 2, 1994. Survivors…

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Dr. John Dudley Hutcherson

Dr. John Dudley Hutcherson, 86, Denver, Colo., passed away Saturday, May 1, 2021. John was born Aug. 3, 1934, in Palmyra, Mo., to Lynn and Josephine Schneider Hutcherson.  Survivors include a sister Lynda Jo Hutcherson Bair; a niece, Amy Bair Koerper; and two grand-nieces, Madelyn Jo Koerper and Elizabeth Rose Koerper, all of Lansdale, Pa. …

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Eric Quentin Miller

Eric Quentin Miller, 39, Platte City, Mo., formerly of Hannibal, Mo., passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.  Eric was born on Aug. 18, 1981, in Hannibal, the son of Brian Eric and Mary Kathleen (Brown) Miller. Survivors include his parents, Brian and Mary Miller, Hannibal; children, Abigail…

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Weltha “Kay” Condon

Weltha “Kay” Condon, 70, Louisiana, Mo., passed away at 6:49 p.m., Saturday, June 26, 2021, at Northcare Hospice in Kansas City, Mo. Kay was born April 5, 1951, in Hannibal, Mo. to Buryl and Alberta Bockhold McElwee. She was married to Steve Condon on July 31, 1972, in Hannibal. He survives. Other survivors include her…

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Earl David Palmer

Earl David Palmer, 70, Ewing, Mo., passed away at 12:30 p.m., Monday, June 21, at his home in Ewing. There is no service at this time. Memorials may be made to the family, payable to Todd David Palmer. The family is being served by Lewis Brothers Funeral  Online condolences may be shared at www.lewisbrothersfuneralchapel.com.

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Earl David Palmer

Earl David Palmer, 70, Ewing, Mo., died at 12:35 p.m., June 21, 2021, at his home in Ewing. Funeral arrangements are pending with Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra, Mo.

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