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Area Obituaries

Glenn Dean Smyser

Glenn Dean Smyser, 59, Ewing, Mo., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill.  Glenn was born Oct. 22, 1961, the son of Roy Smyser and Dorothy Sanders Smyser.  He fiercely loved his wife and daughters and best dog, Tilly.  Glenn was a man of deep faith who loved attending church…

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Nathan Scott Bailey

Nathan Scott Bailey, 28, Philadelphia, Mo., passed away Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, in Quincy, Ill. Nathan was born Sept. 15, 1992, in Hannibal, Mo., to Jeffrey Bailey and Camilla G. Holmes. Survivors include his father and step-mother, Jeffrey Bailey (Terry), Philadelphia; grandparents, Duane and Janet Bailey, Charlie and Karen Stine and Paul and Sandi Holmes;…

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Jim Wharton

Jim Wharton, 79, Columbia, Mo., passed away Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, at the University of Missouri Hospital.      Jim was born Sept. 23, 1941, in Hannibal, Mo., to W. Robert and Mary Margaret Gardhouse Wharton.  In 1959 he graduated from Palmyra High School, earned an associate of arts degree from Hannibal-LaGrange College, after which…

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Betty L. Bross

Betty L. Bross, 88, Hannibal, Mo., passed away at 7:29 a.m., Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, at her home in Hannibal. Betty was born Feb. 12, 1933, in Palmyra, Mo., to Gerald F. and Lucile Muldrow Losson. She was married to John Bross on Dec. 6, 1955, at the United Methodist Church in Palmyra.  Survivors include…

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Charles Elmer Morgan

Charles Elmer Morgan,72, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 2:14 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, at his home in Palmyra. Charles was born July 27, 1949, in Hartshorn, Mo., to Louis Elmer and Francis Stanton Morgan (Carter). He was married to Dorothy E. Metcalf for over 40 years. She survives. Other survivors include his seven children,…

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Lena Pearl Truster

Lena Pearl Truster, Midway, Texas, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Aug. 22, 2021.  She was born the youngest of 12 children on Aug. 27, 1940, to Stoddard Franklin Bridgman and Rosa Mabel Zuspann in the Woodland community, Mo. Her parents are both deceased.  She was raised in Palmyra, Mo.,…

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Ms. Betty Ann Key (Crane)

Ms. Betty Ann Key (Crane), 72, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, in Atlanta, Ga.  Betty was born in Hannibal, Mo., on Nov. 28, 1948, to mother, Georgia Ann Johnson Crane, and father, Morgan Hubert Crane.  Betty has two daughters, Amanda Key, Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Megan Key, Atlanta.  She was preceded in death by…

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Grant C Hess

Grant C Hess, 90, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 6:15 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, at Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Palmyra,. Grant was born May 18, 1931, to Edward “Ed” and Nellie Jahn Hess. He was married to Joyce Gottman on Jan. 9, 1952, in Palmyra.  Survivors include his loving wife of 69 years,…

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Tammi S. Fitzpatrick Rieff

Tammi S. Fitzpatrick Rieff, 41, Hannibal, Mo., and formerly of Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 2:22 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal. Tammi was born Feb. 23, 1980, in Kansas City, Kan., to Debra Sue Fitzpatrick. Survivors include her son, Alex Baker, Palmyra; aunt, Janet Hagerty (Steve), Palmyra;  uncle, Dennis…

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Kenneth Wilfred Ryan

Kenneth Wilfred Ryan, 97, Monroe City, Mo., passed away Thursday morning, Aug, 12. 2021, at Monroe City Manor. Kenneth was born in Grantsdale, Mont., April 7, 1924, to Lewis Ryan and Vivian (Vance) Ryan in the home of his maternal grandparents. He was raised by his father and paternal grandparents, Frank and Elizabeth (Klein) Ryan…

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