Funeral Notices

Patricia Roberts

Patricia Jone Roberts, 89, of Gravois Mills, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 at Laurie Care Center in Laurie. She was born Nov. 19, 1929 in Kansas City. She was a member of West Lake Christian Church. She received a 20-year pin for membership with the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Sunrise Beach. A private service

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Mary Louise Blankinship

Mary Louise Blankinship, 69, of Versailles, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at her home. She was born Jan. 3, 1950, in Kansas City, Kan., a daughter of the late Francis Caldwell and Laverne (Cox) Smith. She married Terry E. Blankinship Dec. 11, 1976, in Kansas City, Kan. He preceded her in death on Jan. 10,

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Luella Jones

Luella Jones, age 83, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. She was born September 26, 1936, in Versailles, a daughter of the late Laurel and Alta Mae (Shofner) Woods and was raised by her loving grandparents, John and Lou Shofner. On October 2, 1954, in

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Carl Ballew

  Carl Vernon Ballew, 69, of Sunrise Beach, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 at University Hospital in Columbia. He was born July 6, 1950 in Eureka, Calif., a son of Joe Hugh and Audrey (Orbison) Ballew. He married Merilee Esther Martin Aug. 25, 1989. He worked as an over-the-road truck driver 43 years. In his

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Howard Edwin “Tooter” Rusk

  Howard Edwin “Tooter” Rusk, 86, of Versailles, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. He was born Feb. 7, 1933, in Eldon, a son of the late William and Maud Marie (Moore) Rusk. He married Sylvia Jeanne George Aug. 1951. They had seven children. She died in

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Karen O’Brien

  Karen Suzanne O’Brien, 77, of Osage Beach, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 at Lakeside Meadows in Osage Beach. She was born July 8, 1942 in Deckerville, Mich., a daughter of the late John Ivan and Berneice Amy (Moffatt) Burks. She was raised in Sandusky, Mich. where she played flute in marching band at Sandusky

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