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Allen Moore III 
Allen Moore III, of Chillicothe, MO, Green Valley, AZ, and Carolina Meadows, NC, died May 26, 2019 at age 95.

Allen was born on August 17, 1923 to Allen Moore II and Helen Huey Moore.  He was preceded in death by his parents and by his two sisters, Martha Amma Hamshaw and Mary Ann Arneson Liddell.   He is survived by his wife, Anne Bishop Moore; children Martha Anne Moore, William David Austin, and Jane Ellen Austin and their families; niece and nephew Helen Ann Hatridge and Doug Hatridge; niece Whitney Tate; nephew Allen Arneson; and foreign exchange student/adopted daughter Grecia Aguilera Dockendorf.

With the support of the Chillicothe, MO community, Allen’s grandfather, Allen Moore I, founded the Chillicothe Normal School in 1890 (soon thereafter renamed Chillicothe Business College (CBC).  Upon the death of the founder in 1907, his son, Allen Moore II, took over the leadership of the college and led CBC until his death in 1945.   It grew rapidly, was a positive influence for Chillicothe, and enabled many young people in the Midwest area to obtain a business education.   The Moore family was immersed in the activities of the college, as were many Chillicothe citizens.

CBC survived World War II, but by the late 1940’s, the state universities and community colleges had secured a large portion of business education and training, and the college was sold to a private investor.

Allen graduated from Chillicothe High School in 1941, then attended Wentworth Military Academy from 1941-43 prior to being drafted into the Army during World War II.  During the war, he served in the Army in the Pacific theater, seeing combat first in New Caledonia, then Fiji, then Bougainville in the Solomons, and then in the Philippines, receiving a Bronze Star and rising to the rank of sergeant.

Following the war, Allen continued his education, graduating from University of Missouri in 1948.  He was a diehard Missouri Tiger fan —  never losing hope for a winning season,  and maintained a strong allegiance to his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta.  While at the University he formed many strong friendships that lasted a lifetime.

After graduating from college, Allen returned to Chillicothe and began a new business as an independent property, casualty, and business insurance agent. He was successful in this endeavor and it was his lifelong career. He was active in civic, community, and church affairs, such as Rotary International, the Presbyterian Church, the Republican Party, Edgewood Cemetery Association and the Salvation Army.

In the early 1950s Allen renewed a friendship with a long time Chillicothe friend, Anne Meinershagen Austin, and soon thereafter they were married.  Anne had married Bill Austin of nearby Trenton, MO;  they had had two children before Bill was killed in a naval plane crash in 1951.  After marrying Anne, Allen adopted her two children, David and Ellen, and supported and guided them as his own.  In 1956, Anne and Allen welcomed a daughter, Martha, and their family was complete.

Allen and Anne also had the pleasure of hosting Chillicothe’s first AFS exchange student, Grecia Aguilera, in 1965-66.     Their friendship blossomed into a decades-long bond with the Aguilera family, including Allen and Anne’s several trips to Chile, and with reciprocal trips by Grecia, her parents and brothers, and Grecia’s children.

In his youth, Allen enthusiastically participated in football, basketball, tennis, swimming and diving, and golf. Golf was his passion in adulthood, and he spent many happy days on courses in Missouri, Arizona, around the country, and even abroad. He and Anne traveled extensively in retirement, preferring to stay in Bed and Breakfasts to meet the local folk.

Allen will be remembered by those who knew him as competitive, decisive, outgoing, generous, and fun-loving – a man who cherished his family and friends, and his hometown of Chillicothe.

Even in his last years, complicated by health issues, Allen maintained a positive outlook.  We will miss his smiles, jokes, stories, and many kindnesses.

A memorial service will be held in Chillicothe in September, 2019.  Should friends desire to honor Allen’s memory, contributions may be sent to:  Scholarship Fund;   Grand River Technical School of Chillicothe;   1200 Fair St.;  Chillicothe, MO  64601

David Allen Daley
David Allen Daley, age 74, of rural Chillicothe passed away September 8, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born August 14, 1945 in Chillicothe, the son of Robert Walker Daley and Essie Elaine Haynes. He was a graduate of Chillicothe High School.

On January 1, 1969 David married Linda Horton in Calvary Baptist Church.

He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge #89 in Chillicothe.

David worked at Donaldson’s for 25 years. He also worked for the Lipton Tea Company, the Milwaukee Railroad, the City of Chillicothe and was on the Fire Department.

David enjoyed being outdoors, gardening, mowing, tending to his trees and visiting with family, friends and strangers. He liked good ole country music, going to the Grand Ole Opry and watching westerns. Most importantly, he loved spending time with his grandchildren making memories.

David is survived by wife, Linda Daley; daughter, Tammy (Daley) Price of Chillicothe; son Jeremy Daley (Stephanie) of rural Lawson, MO; four wonderful grandchildren, Chelsea Price, Lauren Price, Taby Daley and Bentley Daley; brothers, Donnie (Linda) Daley and Robert Daley, Jr. both of Chillicothe; sister Connie Kay (Doug) Smith of Climax Springs, MO; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Tracy Haynes.

Memorials in honor of David Daley may be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital and left at or mailed to Heritage Funeral Home 3141 N. Washington, Chillicothe, MO 64601. On line condolences may be left at

A visitation will be held from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Heritage Funeral Home followed a Masonic service and funeral at 1:00 p.m.

Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Chillicothe.

Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe, MO.

Larry Gene Heddings 
A former Carrollton resident, 56 year old Larry Gene Heddings died Monday, September 9th at Liberty Hospital, Liberty, MO. Graveside funeral services will be at 2:00 pm on Sunday, September 15th at Ebenezzer Cemetery, near Bogard. Burial will be in Ebenezzer Cemetery, near Bogard. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 pm on Saturday, September 14th at Foster Funeral Chapels in Carrollton. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be sent to American Diabetes Association.

Alan Dean Boley
Alan Dean Boley, 60 of Canton, MO passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at his home in Canton, MO, from diabetic complications.

The son of Harold and Carmen Flores Boley was born on March 24, 1959, in Phoenix, AZ. Alan was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Chillicothe, MO. After graduation in 1977 from Chillicothe High School he worked for Wal-Mart and then moved his family to St. Joseph, MO to work as a car salesman. He was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan and enjoyed science fiction movies. He was an entertaining uncle to his nieces and nephews and enjoyed drag racing his 1970 Camero. He loved his family and his dog Cleo who has been his companion for 15 years. He always watched out for his neighbors. He is survived by his mother, Carmen Boley, of Chillicothe, MO; son, Alexander Dean Boley & Lisa of Kansas City, MO; two sisters; Mary (Marshall) Dusenberry & Shirley (Forrest) Garr of Chillicothe, MO; two brothers: Gary (Theresa) Boley of Bradenton, FL & Lary Boley of Kansas City, MO, & former wife of 31 years Becky Colclough of Ewing, MO. He was an uncle to many nieces, nephews and great nieces. He was preceded by his father, step brother, Dickie Boley, and two nephews: Jason Boley & Travis Boley. Private family services and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family to assist with final expenses. Online condolences may be left at