Area Obituaries

JANICE “KAY” KIRSCHMAN

JANICE “KAY” KIRSCHMAN Janice “Kay” Kirschman, 75, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Sunday, July 18, 2021 at La Plata Nursing Home. Kay was born in Bannock County, Idaho on February 17, 1946, the daughter of Richard Melvin Snyder and Margaret Lucille Morrison Snyder. She was united in marriage to James Lyle Kirschman (New England, ND)…

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ROBERTA KATHLEEN ANDERSON

ROBERTA KATHLEEN ANDERSON Roberta Kathleen Anderson, age 95, of Edina, Missouri, died Friday, July 16, 2021 at Northeast Missouri Regional Medical Center in Kirksville. She was born March 2, 1926 near Novelty, MO the fourth daughter of Robert Johnson Perry and Grace Myrtle Perry (Welsh). She was united in marriage to Leroy Edward Anderson on…

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WILLIAM JEFFERY “JEFF” SMITH

WILLIAM JEFFERY “JEFF” SMITH William Jeffery “Jeff” Smith, age 71, of Centralia, MO formerly of Novelty, MO, passed away Tuesday morning, July 15, 2021. Jeff was born May 9, 1950, in Kirksville, MO, the son of Will Edwin “Buck” Smith and Ruth Howerton Smith. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Jane “Janie” Parsons on…

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MARIA THERESA BERRY

MARIA THERESA BERRY Maria Theresa Berry, 43, passed away suddenly on July 7, 2021 in St. Louis, MO. She was born on October 14, 1977 in Kirksville, MO. She is the daughter of Kenneth and Marianne (Santapaul) Berry. She lived her entire life in Edina, Missouri. Maria attended St. Joseph School in Edina, and graduated…

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CAROL EDWIN (DOC) ISOM

CAROL EDWIN (DOC) ISOM Carol Edwin (Doc) Isom passed away on July 2, 2021 at the Harry S. Truman Veteran’s Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. “Doc” was born on October 12, 1933 in East St. Louis, Ill to Lucille (Stephens) Isom and Waldo B Isom, M.D. He grew up in Knox City, MO and…

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PENNY LOUISE NORTON

PENNY LOUISE NORTON Mrs. Penny Louise Norton, age 65, passed away in her home in rural Hull, Illinois, on June 13, 2021, surrounded by her family. Penny was born on October 28, 1955 in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of Lovelace Green and Georgia (Logsdon) Green Richter. She graduated from Highland High School in 1973, and…

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RAY VIRGIL TRIPP JR.

RAY VIRGIL TRIPP JR. Ray Virgil Tripp Jr. passed away tragically and unexpectedly on Monday, June 14, 2021, at his home in Knox County, Missouri. Ray’s last day on our beautiful Earth was filled with the company and love of his dearest friends and family, helping others and preparing to visit his children out of…

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ARTHUR DWAYNE SIZEMORE

ARTHUR DWAYNE SIZEMORE Arthur Dwayne Sizemore, age 69, of Hurdland, Missouri, passed away Sunday, June 20, 2021, at his home southwest of Hurdland. He was born February 29, 1952, at Macon, Missouri, the son of Arthur Orel and Edna Ruth Livingston Sizemore. He was united in marriage to Debra ZoAnn Gregory, on November 20, 1976…

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RICHARD A. BLOOM

RICHARD A. BLOOM Richard Alexander Bloom, 80, of Edina, Missouri, passed away Friday, June 18, 2021, at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. He was born on January 22, 1941, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Richard George and Myrtle Henrietta Otto Bloom. Richard attended school in Freeport, Illinois and graduated in the…

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MARY DAUGHERTY MCCRACKEN

MARY DAUGHERTY MCCRACKEN Mary Rena McCracken, age 87, of Lewistown, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in Country Aire Retirement Estates in Lewistown, Missouri. She was born February 18, 1934, in Shelby, County, Missouri, the daughter of John Porter and Frances Benjamin Vanskike Daugherty. She was untied in marriage to Samuel McCracken on July…

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