Missouri Obituaries

Missouri State Senator and Fair Supporter Jim Mathewson Dies

Missouri State Senator and Sedalia native James L. "Jim" Mathewson died at his home Monday at the age of 83 surrounded by family after a battle with cancer. He was 83. Mathewson, a Democrat, served in the Missouri House of Representatives from 1974 to 1980, when he was elected to the Missouri State Senate where he served until 2005. In 1989 he was elected unanimously by his peers to serve as President Pro Tem of the Senate, a position he held longer than any previous member. This is according to a report from KRCG.
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Columbia Missourian

Missourian wins 51 Missouri Press Association awards

The Columbia Missourian won 51 awards Saturday in the Missouri Press Association’s 2021 Better Newspaper Contest, including the Gold Cup award given to news organizations with the most awards in its division. The Missourian competed in the division of newspapers with circulations from 5,001 to 15,000 and won awards for...

Flags At Government Buildings To Fly At Half Staff As Marine From Missouri Who Died In Afghanistan Is Laid To Rest Today

Governor Mike Parson has ordered that U.S. and Missouri flags at all government buildings be flown at half-staff Thursday, September 16, in honor of U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Jared Schmitz of Wentzville. The 20-year-old was killed along with 12 other service members in the recent bombings in Afghanistan while helping with evacuation efforts at the airport in Kabul.
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Rusty Phillips

Rusty Phillips, 73, of Rothville died Friday, Sept. 10. Military graveside services will be 11 a.m Thursday, Sept. 16 at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline.

Wes Ouderkirk

Wes Ouderkirk, 71, of Higginsville, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021 at his home. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Higginsville Senior Center (Meals on Wheels). Condolences may be left for the family here. Arrangements are under Kaiser-Wiegers Funeral Home.
Columbia Daily Tribune

Darrell Glen Hartley

Darrell Glen Hartley, beloved father, brother and friend, a Civil Engineer for the State of Missouri, died on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at his home in Columbia, Missouri. He was 61 years old. Born in Hannibal, Mo, on February 18, 1960, Darrell graduated HHS in the class of 1978, and...

Leonia Missouri Box

Leonia Missouri Box, 84, of Double Springs, passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at her residence. She was born July 18, 1937 to Jim and Arness Hill in Winston County. She enjoyed knitting, quilting, playing cards and growing flowers. Visitation will be Monday, September 13, 2021 from 12 – 2...


Shirley D. Pittman, 88, of Marshall, MO, died Friday, September 3, at Big Bend Retreat in Slater. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 8, at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville with Fr. Christopher Aubuchon officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials are suggested to St. Peter Catholic Church, Wounded Warrior Project or Fitzgibbon-Mary Montgomery Hospice in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at