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Gayle Billings

Oct 01, 1950 - Oct 01, 2023

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Centralia, MO

GAYLE MARIE BILLINGSGayle Marie Billings of Centralia, MO passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, MO, she was 72 years old. Gayle was born December 29, 1950, in Mexico, MO the daughter of the late Glenn & Gladys (Braham) McCarty. She was united in marriage to Timothy James Billings on August 15, 1970, in Centralia, MO. In addition to her husband Tim of 53 years, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by one son Brent (Jodi) Billings of Cli...Read More

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Billy W. Wisdom

Mar 25, 1942 - Feb 23, 2024

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Centralia, MO

BILLY W. WISDOM Billy W. Wisdom, 81, Centralia, MO passed away Friday, February 23, 2024, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Center in Centralia, MO. He was born March 25, 1942, in the Sturgeon / Clark area, the son of the late William R. and Marjorie A. (Gardner) Wisdom. On June 14, 1963, he was united in marriage to Carolyn (Comer) Wisdom. In addition to his wife Carolyn of 60 years, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by one daughter Lisa Dickey and her husband Ben of Centralia, MO; one son Harlan Wisdom and his wife Kelli of Centralia, MO; one brother Darrell Bosworth and his wife Kim of Martinsburg, MO; four sisters Glenda Ramsey and her husband Mike of the state of Wyoming, Nona Woolfolk of the state of Florida, Teresa Tainter and her husband Quentin of Centralia, MO and Joyce Wisdom of Bowling Green, MO; five grandchildren Justin Wisdom and his wife Nicole, Josh Wisdom, Lakin Boyce and her husband Chris, Cory Dickey and Taylor Dickey and his wife Rachel; six great grandchildren Layla, Evelynn, Jaxstyn, Cora, Eli and Logan; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents, his sister Linda Wisdom preceded him in death. Billy worked as a truck driver for many years. He drove for several companies and later owned and operated his own trucking company. He was a member of the Teamsters Union and enjoyed hunting, fishing, trap shooting and target shooting. Billy loved spending time with his friends and family, especially all his grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Saturday, March 2, 2024, at the Oliver Funeral Home in Centralia, MO. Interment will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Centralia, MO. Visitation will be from 12:00 pm until service time on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at the Oliver Funeral Home in Centralia, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, c/o Oliver Funeral Home, P.O. Box 125, Centralia, MO 65240. Condolences may also be made to the family at www.oliverfuneralhome.net

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Dennis William Sykes

Mar 24, 1948 - Feb 18, 2024

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Centralia, MO

ObituaryDennis William Sykes, 75, of Centralia passed away Sunday, February 18, 2024, at his home surrounded by family.Family and friends are invited to Dennis’ Life Celebration 11:00 AM Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Fenton-Kendrick Funeral Home, burial with full military honors will follow in the Centralia City Cemetery.Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 PM Friday, February 23, 2024, at the funeral home.Dennis was born on March 24, 1948, in Kirksville, the son of Chester and Eveline (Strait) Sykes.Dennis graduated from Knox County High School, then served his country in the United States Army. Dennis was a Vietnam veteran.After returning from the service, Dennis married Lynda Parsons on January 31, 1970, in Kenna, WV, and she survives of the home.Along with his wife, Lynda, Dennis is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Tidball and husband Kevin of Columbia, Kristen Hulen and husband Phil of Centralia; grandchildren, Allison Schmersahl and husband Alex of Centralia, Claire Vitale and husband Jake of Mexico, McKinley Hulen of Ohio, Lila Tidball of Columbia, Tatum Hulen of Centralia, Londyn Tidball of Columbia, Layla Tidball of Columbia; great-grandchildren, Adley Schmersahl, and Jasper Vitale; siblings, Larry Sykes and wife Kay, Marty Sykes and wife Brenda; sisters-in-law, Jane Jividen, Jeanie Parsons, Linda Parsons, and Shirley McMahon; brother-in-law, Delmas Sargent; his special companion, Harper his beloved dog.Dennis was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter Angela Sykes.He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Centralia where he served many years as a deacon, a member of the Centralia VFW Post 6276, and of the Cacti Association, a group of his fellow Vietnam Veterans. Dennis was a very proud Veteran, and truly loved his country.Dennis enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his ATV around town and in parades, going to his coffee group at Prengers. He was very social, never meeting a stranger.Dennis loved the outdoors, going to the beach, but especially enjoyed working in his yard.His greatest joy was spending time with his family, truly cherishing his time with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Memorial donations are suggested to the Centralia VFW Post 6276 and may be sent in care of Fenton-Kendrick Funeral Home, 104 S. Collier St. Centralia, MO 65240.To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Dennis William Sykes, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Donna Jean Bryson

Jul 19, 1935 - Feb 14, 2024

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Centralia, MO

DONNA JEAN BRYSON Donna Jean Bryson, 88, of Centralia Missouri passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at the Stuart House in Centralia Missouri. She was born on July 19, 1935, in Hannibal, Missouri, the daughter of the late Otis and Sadie Robertson McDonald. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by two daughters, Jerri Johnson and her husband Garry of Columbia, MO and Marsha Stout and her husband Rick of Sturgeon, MO and her son, Darren Bryson of Centralia, MO, five grandchildren, Jacob and his wife Jessica, Lacey and her husband Brad, Logan, Chelsea and fiancée Lucas, and Caleb. Ten great grandchildren, Haleigh, Gabby, Michael, Caleb, Layla, Sophie, Zoe, Bodie, Joaquin, and Clover. Several nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and infant son, Kelly Eugene Bybee, her granddaughter, Jessica Gerken, and one brother, Duane McDonald. Donna was a spunky little lady that not only loved her family immensely, but everyone she met. Throughout her life she sold Stanley products, worked at Bryson Repair, several restaurants, and even bartended–although she never drank. Later, she worked at 3M where she retired early because she refused to continue working on Sabbath after rediscovering her love for Jesus and rejoining the Sunnydale Seventh-day Adventist church. She retired again from the Centralia Country Club when she was 80. Always a servant at heart, she ironed for several family and friends until two weeks before going to the Stuart House in 2021. Donna would help anyone who asked her–whether that be getting up at five in the morning to go pick up someone and take them to work or doing whatever anyone needed. If you asked her, if it was at all possible, she would help you. But most of all, she shared the love of Jesus with everyone she met. She lived a full life loving others. She passed away on Valentine’s Day with both her immediate family and her Stuart House family by her side. Upon hearing of her passing a dear friend remarked, “she passed on an appropriate day, as everyone loved her.” A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at the Sunnydale Seventh-day Adventist Church near Centralia, Missouri at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. Memorial contributions can be made to the Sunnydale Church building fund c/o of Oliver Funeral Home. PO Box 125, Centralia, MO 65240. Condolences may be made to the family at www.oliverfuneralhome.net.

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Raymond Harold Jackson, Jr.

Aug 25, 1957 - Feb 17, 2024

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Centralia, MO

Raymond H. Jackson, 66 of Centralia, passed away, Saturday, February 17, 2024 at Boone Hospital.Services are pending at this time and a full obituary will appear soon.To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Raymond Harold Jackson, Jr., please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Darell Woodrow Sublette

Mar 18, 1941 - Feb 16, 2024

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Centralia, MO

Darell Woodrow Sublette, 82, of Mexico, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2024, at Heritage Hall in Centralia.Services are pending.

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Jack A. Hargis

Aug 23, 1933 - Feb 14, 2024

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Centralia, MO

JACK A. HARGIS Jack A. Hargis, 90, Centralia, MO passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Center in Centralia, MO. He was born August 23, 1933, in St. Louis, MO the son of the late John Edward Hargis and Lucinda (Sneed) Hargis. On July 14, 1956, he was united in marriage to Caroline (Schmidt) Hargis. In addition to his wife Caroline of 67 years, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by one daughter Christina Mollmon of Lona, OK; one sister Dorothy Null of St. Louis, MO; one grandson Christopher Sulek; nieces and nephews Mike Hargis and his wife Christy of Clark, MO, Randy Hargis and his wife Betty of Hillsboro, MO, Pam Vaughan of Columbia, MO, Tim Hargis and his wife Karrie of Kansas City, MO and Jim Richmond and his wife Kay of Hermann, MO; several great and great great nieces and nephews; other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents, one brother Robert Hargis and one great nephew John Edward Hargis preceded him in death. Jack served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He first worked delivering newspapers in St. Louis, later he worked numerous odd jobs and finally he owned and operated his own dairy farm for many years in Clark, MO. He was a member of VFW Post 6276 and enjoyed playing poker, hunting, fishing, camping, traveling, yard work, especially cutting grass and spending time with his friends and family. A graveside service will be 1:30 pm Sunday, February 25, 2024, at the Chapel Grove Cemetery near Clark, MO. Visitation will be from 12:00 pm until 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 25, 2024, at the Oliver Funeral Home in Centralia, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Missouri Humane Society, c/o Oliver Funeral Home, P.O. Box 125, Centralia, MO 65240. Condolences may also be made to the family at www.oliverfunerlhome.net

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Cathy Sue Rackley

Dec 28, 1953 - Feb 11, 2024

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Centralia, MO

Cathy Sue Rackley, 70, was welcomed into the loving, outstretched arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on February 11,2024.Family and friends are invited to Cathy’s Life Celebration 7:00 PM Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Fenton-Kendrick Funeral Home. A visitation will be from 6:00 PM until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home.Cathy was born on December 28,1953 the daughter of Henry Clinton and Lela Mae Patton-Powers.On January 24, 1971, Cathy and Ronnie G. Rackley of Centralia were married at the home of Reverend Walter Hill in Centralia, Missouri. Cathy and Ronnie recently celebrated their fifty-third wedding anniversary on January 24, 2024.Cathy is survived by her husband, Ronnie G. Rackley; her children, Christopher Rackley (Angie) of Centralia and Ryan Rackley of Centralia; grandchildren, Alyssa Rackley, Alyson Rackley, Caleb Rackley, and Adyson Rackley; sisters, Glenda Chrisman (Jerry) of Centralia, Judy Uhrich (David) of Centralia, Carol Myers (Jack) of Centralia, Jacquie McKnight (Tony) of Hallsville, Patty Crocker (Terry) of Centralia, and one Sister-In-Law, Rita Powers (Gary) of Mexico.Along with her parents, Cathy was proceeded in death by her infant daughter, Melissa Ann Rackley, eldest brother, Gary Powers (Rita), and infant brother Ronnie Powers.Cathy was a sweet, loving, devoted mother, wife, grandmother, sister, and friend. She treasured every second that was spent with her family and friends. She was always thinking about the needs of someone else, putting herself last. The phrase, “I Love You,” was upheld in its truest since by Cathy, and if one had that phrase spoken to them by her they can attest that is exactly what she meant. She loved them very deeply.In 1998, Cathy made the most important decision of her life and became a born- again Christian and received Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. She was later baptized into the Southern Baptist faith. She loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with all her heart, soul, and mind. Family members and friends who had the wonderful privilege of visiting and spending time with her were made well aware of her relationship with Christ. Her heart's deepest desires and prayers were that her family, friends, and her fellow men and women abroad would come into the same soul-saving and loving relationship with Jesus Christ that she treasured so dearly. Throughout the last few years of her illness, after being diagnosed in 2017 with Systemic Scleroderma, were perhaps the greatest testament and witness of her life, as her faith in Christ remained steadfast and unwavering. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Centralia, Missouri.Cathy worked as a Production Associate at what was formerly known as Square D is now known as Schneider Electric in Columbia, Missouri, from 1990-2005. Cathy had a passion for cooking and was a fantastic cook! She enjoyed collecting cookbooks alongside her craft. She had a spiritual gift of hospitality which absolutely shined. Cathy had a wonderful since of humor, she was very witty, quick- witted, appreciated good sarcasm, and loved to laugh. She loved to fish and spent many hours on the river throughout her life doing so. She enjoyed a friendly card game of Pitch and loved family game nights. The holidays were no exception as she loved Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Especially Christmas and Easter! Above all, she loved spending time with her family, especially her children and grandchildren.Memorial donations are suggested to Coyote Hill or the Rainbow House and may be sent in care of Fenton-Kendrick Funeral Home, 104 S. Collier St. Centralia, MO 65240. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Cathy Sue Rackley, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Mary Elizabeth Morehead

Apr 30, 1936 - Feb 07, 2024

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Centralia, MO

MARY ELIZABETH “LIBBY” MOREHEAD Mary Elizabeth “Libby” Morehead, 87, Centralia, MO passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2024. She was born April 30, 1936, in Paris, MO the daughter of the late Clarence and Mildred (Turnbough) Baker. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by two sons Mike Morehead of the Florida Keys and Jeff Morehead and his wife Lura Briscoe of Steamboat Springs, CO; one daughter Michelle Gibler and her husband Nelson of Centralia, MO; two grandchildren Brice Gibler and his wife Becca Holley, and Paige Clark and her husband Gavin; three great-grandchildren Gage, Elliott and Boone; several nieces, nephews, cousins; other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her parents, two dear sisters Judy Kay Barklage and Jo Anne Mutersbaugh preceded her in death. Libby started her teaching career at Bryan School, the same one-room rural school she had attended for eight years as a student in Paris, MO. Soon after, she married her high school sweetheart, “Sonny” Morehead, and they relocated to the Chicago area to teach and raise their family. After separation, Libby returned to the area to teach in Moberly, Centralia, and Paris. She enjoyed photography, sewing, and reading. Libby was a passionate geocacher, where she located over 3,000 caches nationwide. She was a gifted life-long learner who loved exploring and adopted cutting-edge technology with vigor. “Liberated Libby” was truly a woman before her time. A private family graveside gathering will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Centralia Public Library, c/o Oliver Funeral Home, P.O. Box 125, Centralia, MO 65240. Condolences may also be made to the family at www.oliverfuneralhome.net

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Vicki G. McDaniel

Sep 21, 1950 - Feb 02, 2024

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Centralia, MO

VICKI G. MCDANIEL Vicki G. McDaniel, 73, Centralia, MO passed away Friday, February 2, 2024, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Center in Centralia, MO. She was born September 21, 1950, in Versailles, MO the daughter of Nevell Jackie (Fry) Creason. She was united in marriage to Tom Hefti who preceded her in death. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her mother Jackie Creason of Boonville, MO; three sons James Colbert and his wife Gaby of St. Joseph, MO, Ryen Reynolds and his former wife Emily of Versailles, MO and Ian Patrick McDaniel of the State of Virginia; one daughter Julie Colbert of Destin, FL; one brother Rex Rains and his wife Cathy of St. Louis, MO; three sisters Connie Swartz of Sturgeon, MO, Janene Stover of Boonville, MO and Teresa Vollrath and Huber Stover of Boonville, MO; twelve grandchildren Kristopher, Dylan, Katelyn and her husband Suk, Tyler, Jacob and his wife Elizabeth, Allyson, Haley, Rebekah, Haley, Brycen, Hunter and Taylor; several great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her husband, one great granddaughter Elina Grace and her grandparents Noma and Jacob Fry preceded her in death. Vicki loved being a nurse. She worked as a nurse for the Stover School District and later at a nursing home in Stover MO. She enjoyed crocheting, shopping on Amazon, puzzles and spending time with her friends and family, especially all of her grandchildren. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Stover Food Collective, c/o Oliver Funeral Home, P.O. Box 125, Centralia, MO 65240. Condolence may also be made to the family at www.oliverfuneralhome.net

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Joseph Delano Jones

Jul 12, 1937 - Jan 21, 2024

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Centralia, MO

Joseph Delano Jones of rural Centralia passed away at home after a year long battle with cancer surrounded by family on January 21, 2024.Delano was born July 12, 1937, to Arnold and Virginia (Beasley) Jones. He attended Centralia High School graduating in 1955. He loved playing high school football. He was a member of the National Guard for six years. After high school Delano was a life-long farmer. His most important job was a devoted husband, loving dad and adoring grandfather and great-grandfather.On February 14, 1961, he married Barbara Mongler. They were married 62 years and she survives at their home.He had one beloved daughter, Jadeania Finck and her husband Chris Finck.Some of Delano’s most enjoyable years were spent with his only granddaughter, Janeka Ausmus (Michael Ehnert).Delano also had one great-grandson who was the light of his life and best buddy ever, Mikyan Ehnert.Delano is survived by one brother, Harry Arnold Jones and wife Velma. One brother-in-law, Carl Mongler, Jr. and wife Linda. Nephews: Larry Dorman, Harry Dorman and wife Pam, Jim Jones and wife Tammy, Carl Mongler, III and wife Kristin.Preceded in death by his parents Arnold and Virginia (Beasley) Jones, sister Rosemary Dorman and husband Lee, nephew Johnny Jones and his mother Delores (Anderson) Jones. In-laws Carl and Georgia (McDonald) Mongler, as well as numerous uncles, aunts and cousins on both the Beasley and Jones sides of his family.A family Graveside Service will be held at Centralia City Cemetery in Centralia, MO on Sunday, January 28 at 1:00 p.m.Memorial donations are suggested to the American Cancer Society. They may be sent to Arnold Funeral Home, 425 S. Jefferson St., Mexico, MO 65265.

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