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Diana Louise McRae

Sep 21, 2022

 

Diana L McRae (nee Drury) 56 of Hillsboro Missouri.

Passed away on September 21, 2022 in Hillsboro Missouri.

Born December 20, 1965 in Clayton Missouri. Raised in the Saint Charles Missouri area, moved to Jefferson County in 1993 when she married her husband of 29 years, Kenneth. Loved to read, enjoyed attending church, camping and spending time with her...

Thomas Curtis Smith

Sep 15, 2022

Weary of reading obituaries noting someone's courageous battle with death, Tom wanted it known that he died as a result of being stubborn, refusing to follow doctors' orders and raising hell for more than seven decades.St. Anthony's (AKA Mercy South) lost a long time customer on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 8 pm. Tom loved life to the fullest, literally,...

Dell Rita Marion

Sep 15, 2022

Dell Rita Marion, age 62, of Festus, Missouri passed away on September 15, 2022, at her home. She was born on March 17, 1960, in Portageville, MO. Dell was a former 911 dispatcher for Jefferson County and for St. Louis City. Dell Rita was the tenth of eleven children. She was a devoted daughter, sister, aunt and mother. She cared...

Warren Elvis Hasty

Sep 9, 2022

Warren Elvis Hasty age, 83 of Hillsboro, Missouri, passed away  at his home surrounded by his loving family on Friday September 9, 2022. He was born June 25, 1939, in St. Louis Missouri, Married Billie Jean Koontz in 1957, Enlisted in the Navy in 1958 and served four years. Moved to Rolla, Missouri area in the 60's and was a...

Dennis Hancock

Sep 6, 2022

Dennis L. Hancock, 74, of Hillsboro died Sept. 6, 2022, in De Soto. Mr. Hancock was a maintenance employee at Autumn Ridge in Herculaneum. He served in the Navy. He was Baptist. He enjoyed dirt track racing and NASCAR, and he owned the Hancock Racing Team 105 for 26 years. He also liked spending time working on things in the...

Joyce Easter Koch

Sep 4, 2022

Joyce Easter Koch  

Age 94 of Hillsboro died September 4th, 2022. She was born Easter Sunday, April 8, 1928, in Deer Lodge, Montana to the late Clarence and Edna Cookson, Joyce was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, DeSoto, Missouri.

 

She is survived and loved by her three children, Rick (Marty) Koch, Lannie Koch, John (Suzy) Koch; nine...

George Howe

Sep 3, 2022

George Berton Howe age 85, of De Soto, Missouri, passed away on September 03, 2022, in Festus, Missouri. He was born on August 20, 1937, in Madison Wisconsin. George was Army veteran serving during Vietnam and the Cuba Missile Crisis.

 

Survived by:

Son-Brian (Shawna) Howe

Daughter-Victoria Strubber

Grandchildren, Sherry (Jeffery Williamson) Schnarr, Kim (Justin) Hongisto, Gary (Sheree) Yarbrough and...

Michael Miller

Aug 31, 2022

Michael Dee Miller, age 70 of Hillsboro, Missouri, passed away on August 31, 2022, at his home in Hillsboro surrounded by his family. He was born on February 2, 1952, in St. Louis, Missouri. He was raised in the Festus area and graduated from Festus High School in 1970. Michael and his wife Millie of 23 years were married June...

Darrell Halcomb

Aug 25, 2022

Darrell Wayne Halcomb

Age 51, most recently residing in Fredericktown, Missouri, passed away on August 25, 2022 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, MO. Born January 3, 1971 in St. Louis, MO to his late father Robert Halcomb and Joan Kelley of Fredericktown, Missouri. Before he became disabled, Darrell worked as a mechanic at Plaza Tire.

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Lawrence "Larry" Leonard

Aug 24, 2022

Lawrence "Larry" Leonard, age 74, passed away peacefully on August 24, 2022, at his residence in Hillsboro, Missouri. He was born on February 15, 1948. He was the son of late Marvin Leonard and Anna Leonard (nee Langford). Larry and his wife Rebecca "Becky" were married for 52 years. He was the owner of Lawrence Leonard Construction Company and specialized...

Donald Gene Gau Sr.

Aug 19, 2022

Donald Gene Gau Sr. age, 77, of Festus died August 19, 2022 in his home surrounded by loved ones. Born July 9, 1945 in St. Louis he was the son of the late Irvin and Mamie (Younker) Gau.  Don enjoyed beekeeping, fishing, hunting, rendezvousing, being outdoors and spending time with family, friends and waving to his neighbors on Stroup Road....

George August Bange

Aug 10, 2022

George August Bange, age 84, passed away on August 10, 2022 in Farmington, MO. George raised his family in Festus, MO, and later moved to French Village, MO to enjoy his retirement years in the Goose Creek community. Born January 1, 1938 in Saint Louis, MO to parents Frank and Alma Bange. George worked as a house painter and greatly...

Scot McCreary

Aug 1, 2022

Scot Joseph McCreary 61, of Hillsboro, Missouri passed away on August 1, 2022, in Festus. He was born on September 20, 1960, in Fort Ord, California. Scot was raised in Crystal City. He graduated from Crystal City High School in 1978. He worked at Shoney's, ABB Combustion Engineering, A longtime employee of Southwestern Bell/A.T.T. where he retired in 2021. He...

Dixie Davis

Jul 28, 2022

Dixie Lee Davis, 62, of Festus died on July 28, 2022, at her home. Born May 10, 1960, in Festus, she was the daughter of the late Leonard Jade Friedmeyer, and Mary Catherine Friedmeyer (Elliot). Dixie was a homemaker and proud grandmother and enjoyed spending time with her grandkids most of all.

 

She is survived by three children: Michael...

Kathryn Rawson

Jul 22, 2022

Kathryn Leona Rawson

 

Age 80, most recently residing in Hillsboro, Missouri, passed away on July 22, 2022 at Mercy Jefferson in Festus, MO. Born July 5, 1942 in Topeka, KS to parents Melvin Rice and Evelyn Rice. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her spouse Thomas C. Rawson. Kathryn had worked as a Registered Nurse...

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