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Area Obituaries

Carolyn Virginia Jones

Carolyn Virginia Jones, 87, of Shelbyville, Mo., passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at Salt River Community Care in Shelbina, Mo. Carolyn was born on August 18, 1935, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Earl Edward and Florence Vivian (Peters) Forman. She was married to Ursa Parsons and to this union two children were born,…

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Charla Ann Broughton

  Charla Ann Broughton, 80, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, January 26, 2023, at her home in Shelbina, Mo.   Charla was born October 19, 1942, in Shelbina, the daughter of Claude Pearl and Anna Lois (Blackford) Tyner. She was united in marriage to George Raymond Broughton on October 25, 1960, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church…

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James Cecil Fisher

  James Cecil Fisher, 91, of Shelbina, Mo., passed away Thursday, January 26, 2023 at Monroe Manor in Paris, Mo.   He was born on March 21, 1931, in rural Monroe County, Mo., the son of Joseph and Addie Mary Layten Fisher. On June 20, 1953, he was united in marriage to Lena Margaret Thrasher…

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Joseph “Duana” Fountain

Joseph “Duane” Fountain, 87, of Edina, Missouri, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2023, surrounded by family. Duane was born January 25, 1935, in Colony, Missouri, the youngest son of Nolan and Hazel Baltzell Fountain. At a young age his parents moved to Edina, Missouri, and Duane attended school in Edina and graduated from the Edina…

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Patricia Jean Smoot

Patricia Jean Smoot,  90, of Shelbina, Mo., passed away Friday, January 6, 2023, at the Shelbina Villa. Patricia was born February 11, 1932, in Rutledge, Mo., the daughter of Cecil and Lucile (Twitchell) Morrison. She was united in marriage to Marion Leon Smoot on April 15, 1951, in Shelbina. He preceded her in death on…

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Charles Antone “Tony” Hunolt

Charles Antone “Tony” Hunolt, was born at his family’s home in Leonard, Mo., on February 27, 1934.  He died December 24, 2022, at the Griswold Care Center in Griswold, Iowa, at the age of 88 years, 9 months, and 27 days. Tony attended school in Shelbyville, Mo., where he played baseball and basketball.  His senior…

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Evelyn Dale Johnston

   Evelyn Dale Johnston, 83, of Newark, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.    Evelyn was born on August 28, 1939, in Leonard, Missouri, the daughter of Roy Alton and Frances Hopper Wood.   She attended Plevna Elementary and graduated from the Edina High School in the Class…

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Lorraine Scott Taylor

We are sad to announce the death of our mother, Lorraine Scotte Taylor, who passed away in the hospital on Friday November 4, 2022, after a brief illness. We will miss her very much. Lorraine was born in Glendale, California on May 4, 1940.She was raised in Seattle, Washington and attended high school there. She…

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Jim Ratliff

Jimmie Wayne (Jim) Ratliff, 73, of Shelbyville, Mo., passed away Friday, November 4, 2022, at approximately 12:18 am at University Hospital in Columbia. He was born June 28, 1949, in Shelbyville, the son of Wayne Elwood and Margaret Matilda (Blaise) Ratliff. On June 17, 1973, he was united in marriage to Pamela Kay Kemp. She…

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Emma Lucille Dimmitt

Emma Lucille Dimmitt, 98, of Shelbina, Missouri, passed away Friday, November 4, 2022, at Salt River Community Care, in Shelbina. Emma Lu was born September 6, 1924, in Monroe County, Missouri, the daughter of Alfred and Alice (Gilchrist) Buckman. She was united in marriage to George William Dimmitt on January 21, 1946, in Shelbina, Missouri.…

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