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Don Sisson

Jan 10, 1937 - Nov 29, 2023

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Columbia, MO

Mr. Don R. Sisson, Sr. , age 86, of Columbia, Mo. , passed away November 29, 2023, surrounded by the love of his family. Funeral arrangements for Don, under the care of Freeman Mortuary, are incomplete and will be announced at later time.

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Gary Joe Decker

Oct 06, 1966 - Feb 04, 2024

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Columbia, MO

"Gary Joe Decker, age 57, of Brookfield, passed away Sunday, February 4, 2024 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, MO. Gary Joe was born on October 6, 1966 to Jimmie Stoneburner and Ruby Graves in Chillicothe, MO. Gary married Elisabeth Ann Couch. He enjoyed being outside, going fishing, and going places. He was a big KC Chiefs fan and liked cheering them on. Gary loved getting together and visiting with his family and friends. Gary survived by his wife, Elisabeth; three brothers, Jeremey, Rockey, and Junior; one sister, Kathy; one sister-in-law, Leisa; nephews, Donald, Charles, and several others; nieces, Samnatha and several others; granddaughter, Cecillia Morris; and Grandson, Ryker Morris. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, one sister, one sister-in-law, grandparents, three aunts, and four uncles. Memorial donation are suggested to the Family in care of Elisabeth Decker and can be left at or mailed to Rhodes Funeral Home, 216 Linn Street. Brookfield, MO. 64628. Arrangements are pending, under the direction of Rhodes Funeral Home, Brookfield, MO."

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Betty Diane Moore

Aug 07, 1932 - Dec 16, 2023

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Columbia, MO

"Betty Diane Moore, 91, of Laclede, MO; passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 16, 2023 in Columbia, MO. Betty was born on August 7, 1932, to Earl Guy and Vera Pearl (Evans) Chalfant in Meadville, MO; She had three sisters, Maureen Bartlett, Maxine Wyrick, and Charlotte Waits, of which she was the “baby sister”. Betty attended Laclede High School in Laclede, MO. On August 19, 1949, she married Jack R, Moore in Laclede and raised their three children, Joy, Diane, and Roger. Betty worked at JC Penney in Brookfield for several years and was an active member of the Laclede Civic Club. She was an excellent cook/baker for her family and friends. She was especially known for her homemade noodles, hot rolls, and mincemeat pies. Betty is survived by her daughter, Joy Turner, Ozark, MO; daughter Diane Hatch and husband Curt, Nixa, MO; son Roger Moore and wife Pam, Blue Springs, MO; four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and several other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Jack; three sisters, Maureen, Maxine, and Charlotte; son-in-law, Charlie Turner. Visitation will be held at Rhodes Funeral Home in Brookfield, MO; Thursday, December 21, 2023, from 10:00 am. to 11:00 am. with a Graveside service to follow at 11:30 am. in the Laclede Cemetery, Laclede, MO; with Chaplin Kevin Holloway officiating. Online condolences can be made at www.rhodesfh.com Services are provided by Rhodes Funeral Home, Brookfield, MO. The family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to the 1st responders, Linn County ambulance, and University of Missouri Hospital, Columbia, MO."

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Michael Carl Martens

Feb 14, 1945 - Feb 26, 2024

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Columbia, MO

Michael Carl Martens, 79, of Hermann, MO, passed away Monday, February 26, 2024 at Caring Hearts & Hands Hospice, Columbia, Missouri. Michael was born in Aurora, Illinois on February 14, 1945, the son of the late George & Elly (Carlson) Martens. He was the husband of Rita (Didier) Martens. They were united in marriage on November 4, 1977, in Mendota, Illinois. Michael was a member of St. James Evangelical Church, Stony Hill, Missouri. He worked for Caterpillar Inc. in Aurora, Illinois as a tool room supervisor. He also taught at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, Illinois. In his free time he enjoyed gunsmith work and target shooting. Michael is survived by his wife, Rita Martens, of Hermann, Missouri; a son, Robert Martens, of Tonica, Illinois; two daughters, Emily Ngui, of Washington; Missouri and Rachel Martens, of Seattle, Washington; two brothers, Gary Martens & wife Donna, of Summerfield, Florida; and Alan Martens & wife Veronika, of Oswego, Illinois; and three grandchildren, Tim Martens, of Hermann and Grace & Evan Ngui, of Washington, Missouri. A memorial service will be held Friday, March 1st at 11:00 a.m. at St. James Evangelical Church, Stony Hill, with Rev. Tom Lloyd officiating. Memorials may be given to Caring Hearts & Hands of 1307 W. Broadway, Columbia, MO.

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LaDonna J. (Moore) Gustafson

May 24, 1947 - Feb 25, 2024

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Columbia, MO

LaDonna J. (Moore) Gustafson, passed away after a brief illness, on February 25, 2024, at the University Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. LaDonna was born on May 24, 1947, in Moberly, Missouri, the daughter of Arthur Henry Moore and Maurita Mae (Sims) Moore. She was a dedicated employee, having worked for Penzoil Company in the 1960s and 1970s and later dedicating over three decades to Graf and Sons in Mexico. LaDonna's impact extended far beyond her professional life. Known for her unwavering focus on family, LaDonna treasured every moment spent with her loved ones. Her grandchildren held a special place in her heart, and she always ensured she was there for them. She shared a close bond with her siblings and leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories. In addition to her successful career and devotion to family, LaDonna had a vibrant personality that endeared her to many. Those who knew her will remember her for the warmth of her hugs and the infectiousness of her laughter. She found joy in reading mystery and suspense books, with James Patterson ranking among her favorite authors. She is sadly missed and forever remembered by her son David Gustafson and his wife Genevieve, daughters Dierdre Simpson and Jackie Beal; grandchildren Kaleb Mason, Landry Cooney, Jaxon Cooney, Bernadette Simpson, Amelia Simpson, Madison Cooney, Kaitlyn Cooney; great granddaughter, Mila Cooney; her siblings, Ramona Wagner, Kenneth Moore and Rick Jones; sister-in-law, Jodi Moore; her beloved dog, Ace; numerous nieces, nephews, and children adopted in love. LaDonna is preceded in death by her parents Arthur Henry Moore and Maurita Mae (Sims) Moore, as well as her son Arthur Gustafson; siblings, Jonathan Moore, Bernie Moore, Charlie Moore, Donovan Moore, Debbie Peterson. A Memorial Gathering will be held on March 1, 2024, at Fairy Tale Estates 8287 Hwy 15, Mexico, MO 65265. The celebration of LaDonna's life will be from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. as family and friends come together to celebrate a life well-lived. May she rest in peace knowing she was loved by many and that her memory will live on through those who had the privilege of knowing such a remarkable woman. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, c/o Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel 1610 N. Garth Ave. Columbia, MO 65202. Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Gustafson Family. To to the family or in memory of LaDonna J. (Moore) Gustafson, please

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LaDonna J. Gustafson

May 24, 1947 - Feb 25, 2024

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Columbia, MO

LaDonna J. (Moore) Gustafson, passed away after a brief illness, on February 25, 2024, at the University Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. LaDonna was born on May 24, 1947, in Moberly, Missouri, the daughter of Arthur Henry Moore and Maurita Mae (Sims) Moore. She was a dedicated employee, having worked for Penzoil Company in the 1960s and 1970s and later dedicating over three decades to Graf and Sons in Mexico. LaDonna's impact extended far beyond her professional life. Known for her unwavering focus on family, LaDonna treasured every moment spent with her loved ones. Her grandchildren held a special place in her heart, and she always ensured she was there for them. She shared a close bond with her siblings and leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories. In addition to her successful career and devotion to family, LaDonna had a vibrant personality that endeared her to many. Those who knew her will remember her for the warmth of her hugs and the infectiousness of her laughter. She found joy in reading mystery and suspense books, with James Patterson ranking among her favorite authors. She is sadly missed and forever remembered by her son David Gustafson and his wife Genevieve, daughters Dierdre Simpson and Jackie Beal; grandchildren Kaleb Mason, Landry Cooney, Jaxon Cooney, Bernadette Simpson, Amelia Simpson, Madison Cooney, Kaitlyn Cooney; great granddaughter, Mila Cooney; her siblings, Ramona Wagner, Kenneth Moore and Rick Jones; sister-in-law, Jodi Moore; her beloved dog, Ace; numerous nieces, nephews, and children adopted in love. LaDonna is preceded in death by her parents Arthur Henry Moore and Maurita Mae (Sims) Moore, as well as her son Arthur Gustafson; siblings, Jonathan Moore, Bernie Moore, Charlie Moore, Donovan Moore, Debbie Peterson. A Memorial Gathering will be held on March 1, 2024, at Fairy Tale Estates 8287 Hwy 15, Mexico, MO 65265. The celebration of LaDonna's life will be from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. as family and friends come together to celebrate a life well-lived. May she rest in peace knowing she was loved by many and that her memory will live on through those who had the privilege of knowing such a remarkable woman. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, c/o Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel 1610 N. Garth Ave. Columbia, MO 65202. Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Gustafson Family. To to the family or in memory of LaDonna J. (Moore) Gustafson, please

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Richard Glen Dillon

Nov 12, 1949 - Feb 23, 2024

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Columbia, MO

Richard Glen Dillon, 74, of Fulton, MO, passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024 at Missouri Orthopedic Institute in Columbia, MO. Richard was born on November 12, 1949 in Callaway County, MO the son of Paris Dillon and Edith Williamson who preceded him in death. He was united in marriage on September 10, 2005 in Fulton, MO to Shirley Furlong. He retired from Fulton Public School in the maintenance department. Richard was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, gardening and doing yard work. He also enjoyed watching western tv shows and spending time with his family. Survivors include: his wife, Shirley Dillon of the home; two sons, Darrell Dillon of Fulton, MO and Darren Dillon (Jamie) of Fulton, MO; one brother, Terry O’Neal (Edna) of Williamsburg, MO; one sister, Billie Jean Williams of Columbia, MO; eight grandchildren, Johnathen, Mason, Samantha, Jordan, Jenna, Josh, Justin and Dalton and three great grandchildren, KJ, Tim and Addie. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Wendy Dillon; one brother, Roger O’Neal and one sister, Brenda Trabue. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 1, 2024 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm at Debo Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm at the funeral home with Pastor Bruce Williamson officiating. Burial will be in Callaway Memorial Gardens in Fulton, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Judes Children’s Hospital, c/o Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court St, Fulton, MO 65251.

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Cynthia Rigdon

Oct 07, 1959 - Feb 18, 2024

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Columbia, MO

"Cynthia Rigdon, 64, of Columbia, MO, passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2024, at the University of Missouri. Arrangements are pending."

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James Young

Nov 27, 1940 - Feb 26, 2024

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Columbia, MO

"James Young, 83, of New Franklin, MO passed away on Monday, February 26, 2024, at Lanmark in Columbia. Arrangements are pending."

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Steven James Bellnap

Aug 05, 1968 - Feb 19, 2024

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Columbia, MO

"Steven James Bellnap, 55, of Columbia, MO, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2024. Arrangements are pending."

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John Wilbert Bartel

Jul 31, 1941 - Feb 24, 2024

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Columbia, MO

John Wilbert Bartel, 82, of rural Nelson, MO, passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, surrounded by many loving family members. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2024, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall with William W. Harlow officiating. Burial will follow in Salt Fork Cemetery near Nelson. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to family choice and an online guestbook is available at www.campbell-lewis.com John was born on July 31, 1941, in rural Saline County; he was the son of the late Dewey W. Bartel and Anna Marie Schmidt Bartel. He lived in rural Saline County his entire life and was a graduate of Nelson High School. John grew up plowing fields, planting and harvesting grain, tending to chickens, hogs, dairy cows, and grazing cattle. He married Patty Ann Wiecken on June 14, 1963, in Versailles, MO, and she was the love of his life. Patty preceded him in death on November 2, 2018, after 55 years of marriage. John had three great loves in his life: Patty, his family, and farming. He had an entire bedroom filled from floor to ceiling with John Deere memorabilia that many grandchildren and great-grandchildren gazed at with amazement and awe. He loved having company and sharing his collection with all who wanted to see it. All kids who went there for a visit left with a bottle of juice, a piece of fruit, and all the candy that they could carry. He had immense pride in his two sons, who followed in his footsteps and inherited his love for farming. He had equal pride in his daughter and her pursuit of a career in healthcare. In his later years when his health prohibited him from operating all the machinery, he was still a major part of the farming operation helping move equipment from field to field, running for parts, and sitting in the fields in his gator watching and dreaming of years gone by when he was the one operating the machinery alongside them. As late as last fall he hauled in large round hay bales and lined them up to perfection. Surviving are two sons, Larry Bartel (Tonia) and Dewey Bartel (Donna) of rural Nelson; a daughter, Judy Shireman (Eric) of Marshall; a nephew/honorary son, Jonathon Raines (Reba) of rural Nelson; grandchildren: Tara Beltz (Chaney), Nick Shireman, Brett Jasper (Aislinn), Stacey Narron (Ron), Brooke Williams (Brian Gyhra), Kasey Williams, Ronnie Dale Bush (Stacey), Crystal Riggs (Chip), Rugen and Lilyanne Raines; great-grandchildren: Brecken and Logan Jasper, Bella, Paisley, Rowan and Sawyer Wolfe, Jude Williams, Redding, Holt and Olen Beltz, Katelyn Harlow (Michael), Justin Smith (Paige Newton), Cody and Caleb Bush, Lourdes Fernandez (Gabriel); and great-grandchildren; Beckett, Eleanor and Olivia Harlow, Daleyza Quetzecua and Sofia Fernandez; two aunts, Rose Sands and Roberta Cohalla; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents and wife, John was preceded in death by one brother, Charles “Butch” Bartel. John will be forever missed by his family and friends. The fields in Heaven will have rows as straight as an arrow and will be harvested with love. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of John Wilbert Bartel, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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