Area Obituaries

Louise Marie Hartvigsen Harvey

Louise Marie Hartvigsen Harvey, 54, passed away following a long illness on May 3, 2021, in Columbia, Mo. She was born in San Bernardino, Calif., on June 28, 1966, and was immediately adopted by her parents, Jay and Janice Hartvigsen, Bountiful, Utah.  Her infectious smile and a trip to Disneyland to pick her up made…

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Woodrow Dale “Woody” Wilson

Woodrow Dale “Woody” Wilson, 73, Mexico, Mo., passed away at 5:11 p.m., Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Noble Health, Audrain Community Hospital in Mexico, Mo. Woody was born June 28, 1947, in East Prairie, Mo., to Woodrow and Virginia B. Wilson. He was married to Patsy Kappner on May 5, 1970 in Phoenix City, Ala.…

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William “Bill” J. Durst

William J. “Bill” Durst, 91, Durham, Mo., passed away at 8:43 a.m., Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at his home in Durham. Bill was born May 16, 1929, in Quincy, Ill., to Louis and Edith Thompson Durst. He was married to Marge Keller on Sept. 26, 1953, in Jacksonville, Ill. Survivors include his wife, Marge Durst,…

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Nathan Scott Allen

Nathan Scott Allen, 39, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 6:22 p.m., Sunday, April 18, 2021, at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal, Mo. Nathan was born Aug. 13, 1981, in Quincy, Ill., to Wendell Allen and Karen Jensen-Hendrian. Survivors include his mother, Karen Jensen-Hendrian (Donald), Palmyra; his companion, Shelbie Meyers, Palmyra; children, Lane, Luke and Raylen:…

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Robert John Jensen II

Robert John Jensen II, 41, Maywood, Mo., passed away at 2:55 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Hannibal, Mo. Robert was born July 2, 1979, in Quincy, Ill., to Robert John Jensen I and Cathy McClary. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Cathy Page and Gary Page; his father, Robert John Jensen I; three children,…

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Catherine L. Cooksey

Catherine L. Cooksey, 88, died April 10, 2021 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. She was born Dec. 2, 1932 to Freida Marie and Clarence Withers in Mendon, Ill.. On Feb. 11, 1952, she married Wayne Cooksey in Springdale, Ark. He preceded her in death on Sept. 2, 2003. Survivors include children, Roger Cooksey, Palmyra;…

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Michael Ryan

Michael Ryan, 70, Philadelphia, Mo., passed away at 8:20 p.m., Monday, April 12, 2021, at his home in Philadelphia. Michael was born Oct. 31, 1950, in Quincy, Ill., to Ollie Francis and Norma Lee Dosher Ryan. He was married to his wife, Ellen, on April 11, 1986 at their home in Philadelphia. The couple recently…

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Edward “Juhl” Williams

Edward “Juhl” Williams, 94, Center, Mo., formerly of Hannibal, Mo. and Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 12:22 p.m., Sunday, April 11, 2021, at Beth Haven Nursing Home in Hannibal. Juhl was born July 31, 1926, in Philadelphia, Mo., to Howard Ernest Williams and Elizabeth Watts Williams. Survivors include two sons, David Williams, Quincy, Ill.; and…

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James W. Bourisaw

James W. Bourisaw, known as Bud or Jim, 83, Palmyra, Mo., went to be with Jesus at 3:40 p.m., Monday, April 5, 2021, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill. James was born June 6, 1937, in St. Louis, Mo., to James W. Bourisaw Sr. and Ella Ozell Pinnell Bourisaw. He was married to Elizabeth Marie…

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Mary A. Grebe

Mary A. Grebe, 73 Humboldt, Iowa, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021, at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, Iowa.  Mary was born on Aug. 29, 1947 in Cape Girardeau, Mo., the daughter of Russell and Neltha (Roth) Wills.   She was raised in Perryville, Mo. and graduated from Perryville High School and…

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