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Local Obits for Wed. Nov 21, 2018

Rometta Ferguson

Jefferson city, mo
Mrs. Rometta P. Ferguson, age 98 years, a former Jefferson City resident, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018, at St. Luke's East Hospital in Lee's Summit, Mo.

Lowell Ginter

Jefferson city, mo
Lowell Ransom Ginter, 72, of Jefferson City, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018, while hunting in Barnett.

Thomas Graessle

Jefferson city, mo
Thomas Francis "Tom" Graessle, 86, of Taos, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018, at Westphalia Hills.

Paul Huhmann

Jefferson city, mo
Paul Joseph Huhmann, 92, of Jefferson City, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2018, at The Arbors at Westbrook Terrace in Jefferson City.
Patsy Hurtubise, 84, of Eldon, passed away Friday, November 16, 2018, at her residence in Eldon, Missouri.
Beverly Ann Kirby, 54, of Halfway, Mo., passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Citizens' Memorial Care Facility in Bolivar, Mo.

Dan Peoples

Versailles
Dan Peoples, age 93, of Versailles, passed away Friday, November 16, 2018 in University Hospital, Columbia.
Lisa Rene' Pope, 49, of Barnett, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018 at her residence.

Irene Smith

Jefferson city, mo
Irene Helen Smith, 90, of Jefferson City, passed away Saturday evening, November 17, 2018, at St. Joseph Bluffs, surrounded by family members.

Marvin Berendzen

Jefferson city, mo
Marvin Peter Berendzen, 85, of Jefferson City, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.
Thomas Francis Graessle, 86, of Taos, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018, at Westphalia Hills.
Nancy "Nicky" Kirk, 90, of Kirkwood, formerly of Jefferson City, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at the Mary Culver Home in Kirkwood.

Thomas Levin

Jefferson city, mo
Thomas Levin, age 72, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Thursday, November 15, 2018 at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital surrounded by his family.
Ellis McSwain Jr., 61, of Jefferson City, passed away Friday, November 16, 2018, at SSM Heath St. Mary's Hospital.
Marjorie Ann (Wekamp) Roll, 85, of California, Mo., passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
Chad Michael Steele, age 54, of Holts Summit, Mo., passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018 at his home.
Mary Elizabeth Stegeman, 67, of Mary's Home, passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2018.

Brenda Wells

Jefferson city, mo
Brenda C. Wells, 52, of Jefferson City, passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.
Betty Jane (Bruemmer) Beckham, 83, of Saint Peters, Mo., formerly of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at Delmar Gardens of O'Fallon with her family by her side.

James Dump

Versailles
James E. Dump, age 100, of Versailles, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach.

Venona Roland

Versailles
Venona C. Roland, 93, of Versailles, died Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at Bothwell Hospital in Sedalia.

Melvin Berendzen

Jefferson city, mo
Melvin Berendzen, 85, of Jefferson City, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

Helen Kauffman

Jefferson city, mo
Helen Marguerite Eggen Kauffman, 96, of Jefferson City, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2018, at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.
Donna M. Nave, age 84, of Iberia, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family.
Genevieve M. Smith, 99, of Lohman, was carried by her Beloved Savior, Jesus Christ, into heaven, to her eternal home on Monday, November 12, 2018, at Moniteau Care Center in California, Missouri.
Gerald Dru Wilkerson, 59, of Rolla, died Wednesday, November 14, 2018, in the Cox South Hospital, Springfield.
Genevieve M. Smith, 99, of Lohman, was carried by her Beloved Savior, Jesus Christ, into heaven, to her eternal home on Monday, November 12, 2018, at Moniteau Care Center in California, Missouri.
Andrew E. "Andy" Vernon, age 87, of Versailles, passed away Monday, November 12, 2018, at his home.
Rosalind S. Welch, 101, Crocker, died Monday, November 12, 2018, in the Richland Care Center, Richland.

Keith Brunner

Jefferson city, mo
Keith L. Brunner, 61, of Jefferson City, passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2018, at SSM Health St. Mary's Health Center.

Teresa Clark

California, mo
Teresa Ann (Hogan) Clark, age 77, of California, Mo., formerly of Salina, Kan., passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018 at California Care Center, California, Mo.

Shirley McKenney

Jefferson city, mo
Shirley Genevia McKenney, 70, of Jefferson City, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2018, at St. Joseph Bluffs.
Sarah Elizabeth (Hubbs) Swanson, 51, of New Orleans, Louisiana, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018, at Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans.

Teresa Clark

California, mo.
Teresa Ann (Hogan) Clark, age 77, of California, Mo., formerly of Salina, Kan., passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018 at California Care Center, California, Mo.

Helen Sidebottom

Versailles
Helen Doris (Dunn) Sidebottom, age 76, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2018, at her son's home in Versailles.

Burch Stokes

Dixon
Burch P. Stokes, age 82, of Dixon, died Sunday, November 11, 2018, in the Life Care of Waynesville.

Betty Barnes

Harrisonville
Betty Barnes, 79, Harrisonville, Mo., passed away on Friday, November 9, 2018, at the Carnegie Village Rehab and Health Care Center, Belton, Mo, surrounded by love and family.

Peggy Couts

Versailles
Peggy Lou Couts, age 82, of Versailles, formerly of Sedalia, passed away Monday, November 12, 2018, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles.

William Towson

Jefferson city
William "Bill" Roland Towson, 77, of Jefferson City, passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2018, at St. Joseph Bluffs.
William Charles (Bill) Johnson, 74, of Jefferson City, passed away on Friday, November 9, 2018, at his home after a long and courageous fight against cancer.
Sharon Kay (Katybug) Baysinger, 67, of New Bloomfield, Mo., passed away Thursday, November 8,2018, at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City.

Linda Epstein

Jefferson city, mo
Linda Susan Epstein, 68, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2018 surrounded by family at the University Hospital in Columbia Mo.
William Johnson, 74, of Jefferson City, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 9, 2018.
Dale E. Kramp, age 64, of Jefferson City, Missouri, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2018, at his residence.
Sylvia Judith Noll Fink Sigman, age 77, of Jefferson City, Mo., was united with the Lord on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at Adams Street Place in Jefferson City, Mo.