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Area Obituaries

Sharon K. Bainter

Sharon K. Bainter, 73, Ewing, Mo., passed away Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023, at home near the family farm. Sharon was born Sept. 12, 1949, in Quincy, Ill., to Dale and Alice Parsley Oenning. She was married to Leroy W. Bainter on Oct. 1, 1966, in Plainville, Ill. Survivors include her children, Rodney Bainter (Kim), Philadelphia,…

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Jacquelyn “Jackie” Johnston

Jacquelyn “Jackie” Johnston, 78, Union, Mo., formerly of Palmyra, Mo., joined her husband and favorite sisters in Heaven at 11:23 p.m., Jan. 26, 2023, at Hannibal Regional Hospital. Jackie was born Aug. 26, 1944, in Hannibal, Mo., to Virgil (Bud) and Eleanor Banks Morrall. She was married to Charles Edward Johnston on April 19, 1963…

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Delbert Lee Coleman

Delbert Lee Coleman, 80, Little Elm, Texas, passed away on Jan. 19, 2023.  He was born in Palmyra, Mo. on July 3, 1942. Delbert graduated from Palmyra High School.  He married the love of his life, Janette Y. Coleman, on Jan. 12, 1964.  Delbert entered the United States Air Force on Jan. 11, 1963 and…

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Frances I. Cassidy

Mrs. Frances I. Cassidy, 99, passed away Jan. 19, 2023, at home in New River, Ariz., surrounded by a number of her children and grandchildren.  Frances was born Aug. 29, 1923 in Hannibal, Mo., the daughter of Everett and Cleo (Sharp) Bross. She was a graduate of Mendon High School and married Elmer Cassidy of…

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Murray M. Bier

Murray M. Bier, 96, of Tavares, Fla., died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, in the Villages, Fla.  He was born on July 31, 1926 in Hannibal, Mo., the son of William H. and Nellie Bowen Bier. He married Katherine I. Schaeffer, Sept. 8, 1945 who preceded him in death.  He is survived by his daughter, Linda…

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Eldon Henry Bode

Eldon Henry Bode 93 West Ely, Mo., passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, at the Luther Manor Care Center, Hannibal, Mo. He was born Feb. 27, 1929 at home in West Ely, the son of Godfrey Ernst and Laura Caroline (Schluckebier) Bode. Eldon was a life-long Marion County, Mo. grain and livestock farmer.   He…

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William “Bill” Davis

William “Bill” Davis, 81, Taylor, Mo., passed away at 4:25 p.m., Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, surrounded by his wife, daughters and grandchildren at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. Bill was born Oct. 31, 1941, in Quincy, Ill., to Elmer and Frances Ludwig Davis. He was married to Shirley Thomas on June 24, 1961,…

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Emmett G “Bud” Bremmer

Emmett G “Bud” Bremmer, 81, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 3:44 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, at his home in Palmyra. Bud was born Feb. 27, 1941, in Palmyra, to Emmett G. and Mabel I. Begley Bremmer. He was married to Carolyn Sue Potterfield on Dec. 31, 1959, in Palmyra. Survivors include his wife of…

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Gary Tillman Jones Sr.

Gary Tillman Jones Sr.,72, Philadelphia, Mo., passed away at 2:42 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2023, at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal, Mo. Gary was born Jan. 22, 1950, in Paris, Tenn., to Chester Tillman and Rena Bishop Jones. He was married to Sharon Kay Gilliam on Jan. 29, 1972, in Belgrade, Mo., and they spent…

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Tyra  Lynn Schwartz

Tyra  Lynn Schwartz, 83, Salisbury, Mo., passed away at 8:34 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, at her home in Salisbury. Tyra was born Nov. 6, 1939, in Hannibal, Mo., to William Franklin Thompson and Mary R. Waelder Thompson. She was previously married to Charles R. Jones on Nov. 8, 1958, in Hannibal. He survives. She…

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