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Area Obituaries

Eleanor Jeanne Willsey

Eleanor Jeanne Willsey, 85, Hannibal, Mo., passed away at 9:24 a.m., Sunday, June 19, 2022, at her home.   Eleanor was born on Dec. 9, 1936, in Hannibal, the daughter of Oney G. and Amelia (Browning) Neff. She was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” O. Willsey on Dec. 19, 1954, in Hannibal. Robert preceded…

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Everett “E.H.” Dooley

Everett “E.H.” Dooley, 65, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 11:04 a.m., Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in Monroe County, Mo. E.H. was born May 8, 1957, in Hannibal, Mo., to Henry W. and Cleo E. (Hess) Dooley. He attended St. Joseph Catholic School and was a 1975 graduate of Palmyra High School. Survivors include his sisters,…

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Donnie “Don” Lee Clift

Donnie “Don” Lee Clift, 82, Kahoka, Mo., died Friday, June 3, 2022, at his home in Kahoka.  He was born Dec. 2, 1939 in Alexandria, Mo., the son of John and Helen Oberman Clift.     Don graduated from Kahoka High School with the Class of 1957. He joined the Iowa Army National Guard in…

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Elsie Esther Eagan

Elsie Esther Eagan of Palmyra, Mo., received her heavenly wings on June 5, 2022. Elsie will be rejoining her beloved and forever missed husband Billy Lee Eagan, parents John and Clara Ramage Hathaway, sister Ruth Hathaway and three great-granddaughters, Alexa, Bree, and Quin Sharpe. Elsie was born Feb. 17, 1939, to John and Clara (Ramage)…

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M. Virginia Hudson

M. Virginia Hudson, 94, of Palmyra, passed away peacefully at 6:40 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Palmyra, Mo. Virginia was born on June 23, 1927 in Edina, Mo., to Leo and Edith Bachman. She was married to Clarence J. Hudson on March 27, 1976 in Palmyra. They enjoyed…

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Gail Jean Smith Tieken

Gail Jean Smith Tieken, 72, a resident of Paradise Valley, Ariz. passed away on May 29, 2022. Gail was born in Hannibal, Mo. on Oct. 9, 1949, to Ida Smith (nee Burnis), and she was lovingly adopted at an early age by her stepfather, Noel C. Smith.  She is survived by her beloved stepdaughter, Jill…

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Charles Raymond (Chuck) Boots

Charles Raymond (Chuck) Boots, 61, Columbia, Mo., and formerly Hannibal and Palmyra, Mo., passed away May 28, 2022, at the University Hospital in Columbia.  Chuck was born to Raymond Earl and Judith Jane Parks Johnston Boots of Palmyra, on Oct. 2, 1960.  He graduated from Palmyra High School in 1979 and then shortly enlisted into…

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Debra Lynn Collins

Debra Lynn Collins, 65, Hannibal, Mo., and formerly of Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 2:15 p.m., Thursday, May 26, 2022, at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal. Debra was born Oct. 30, 1956, in Quincy, Ill., to Logan McGuire and Rose Herpin McGuire. She was married to Larry Gene Whitaker Sr. He preceded her in death…

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Marvin David “Dutchman” Reagan

Marvin David “Dutchman” Reagan, 82, Ely, Mo., left his earthly home on May 21, 2022, at Monroe City Manor.  Marvin was born April 29, 1940, in Ely, to David Joshua and Minnie (Lehenbauer) Reagan.  He is survived by his wife, Cecilia (Wiley) Reagan, to whom he was proudly married for 62 years; one son, Marlin…

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Alphonse “Ferd” Dames

Alphonse “Ferd” Dames, 85, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 7:10 a.m., Monday, May 16, 2022, at Monroe City Manor Care Center in Monroe City, Mo. Ferd was born Sept. 30, 1936, in St. Louis, Mo., to Alphonse Ferdinand and Eugenia Marie Smith Dames Jr. He was married to Alice “Faye” Ross on April 18, 1959,…

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