William “Earl” Cox
William “Earl” Cox, age 94, a resident of Chillicothe, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at Indian Hills – A Stonebridge Community, Chillicothe, Missouri.
Earl was born the son of Frank and Sadie (Berry) Cox on October 30, 1926, in Livingston County, Missouri. He was a 1944 graduate of Chillicothe High School. He served in the United States Army from 1944 until 1946 during World War II. Earl was united in marriage to Doris “Maxine” Ireland on July 17, 1948, in Chillicothe, Missouri. She preceded him in death on August 3, 2017. He worked for Irvinbilt in Chillicothe, Missouri, for many years. He also worked as a self-employed carpenter for several years. He was a member of the Olive Branch Baptist Church, Chillicothe, Missouri. Earl was also a member of the Livingston County Steam and Gas Association, Chillicothe Campers, and the Vern R. Glick American Legion Post #25. He was a past member of the Peppy Promenaders.
Survivors include two sons, Randy Cox and wife Carolyn of Kirksville, Missouri, and Terry Cox and wife Sheryl of Odessa, Missouri; one daughter, Marilyn Brown and husband Charles of Ozark, Missouri; eight grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; one brother, Vernon Cox of Cameron, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Doris “Maxine”; and one brother, Charlie Cox.
Graveside services will be held at Plainview Cemetery, Chula, Missouri, on Friday, November 27, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. There is no scheduled visitation. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Friday, November 27, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grand River Multi-Purpose Center and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri.
Wanda Faye Gilgour
Wanda Faye Gilgour, age 90, a resident of Breckenridge, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at Hillcrest Manor, Hamilton, Missouri.
Wanda was born the daughter of Leo “Pete” and Hazel (O’Dell) Bassett on January 8, 1930, in Chillicothe, Missouri. She was united in marriage to Glen Edward Gilgour on August 29, 1948, in Breckenridge, Missouri. He preceded her in death on August 13, 1999. Wanda worked at the Shoe Factory in Hamilton for many years. She then worked as a cook at Breckenridge School for several years. Wanda also was the Postmaster at the Breckenridge Post Office for a number of years. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church, Breckenridge, Missouri. She volunteered at the Green Hills Action Agency for many years. Wanda loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include one son, James “Turkey” Gilgour and wife Trudy of Breckenridge, Missouri; one daughter, Glenda Beck of Kearney, Missouri; six grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and five nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Glen; two sons, Paul and Gary Gilgour; two brothers, James and Larry Bassett; and five sisters, Shirley Trammell, Beverly Bunch, Doris Deweese, Dixie Johnson, and Lola Mae Evans.
Graveside services will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery, Breckenridge, Missouri, on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. A scheduled visitation will be held at the Pitts Funeral Home, Breckenridge, Missouri, on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, one hour prior to the service at 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Friends may call at the Pitts Funeral Home, Breckenridge, Missouri, on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Pitts Funeral Home, Breckenridge, Missouri.
David Franklin March
David Franklin March, 85, of Hale, Missouri passed away Friday, November 20, 2020 in Overland Park, Kansas.
David was born March 15, 1935 in Rapid City, South Dakota to parents Julius William and Winnie Columbia Maxwell March. He spent most of his early years in Southwest Iowa and moved Chillicothe in 1961 then to Hale in 1963. He served in the United States Army from 1954 until 1956 spending most of that time in Germany. David was a 1961 graduate of Northwest Missouri State University earning a degree in accounting. He married Sharon Sue Cowen December 29, 1961 in Guilford, Missouri.
David worked at the IRS office in Chillicothe, Missouri for over thirty years. He was a member of Hale Lions Club, Hale Masonic Lodge and the United Methodist Church in Hale, Missouri. David served on the Livingston County Zoning Commission, MFA Board, Farmers Mutual Insurance Board, and Hale School Board for 12 years.
David is survived by his wife, Sherry March of the home; son, J.C. March and wife Chance of St. Joseph; daughters, Valerie Hawkins and husband Gary of Harrisonville; Tami Pope and husband Jeff of Lone Jack; grandchildren, Zachary March; Noah March; Chelsea Hawley; Lee Hawkins; David Pope; Cherish Pope; Kami Brewer; great-grandchildren, Azure March; J.W. March; Ava Hawley; sister, Emma Jeanne Shipley of Nodaway, Iowa.
David was preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Winnie March; brothers, William March; Jerald March; sister, Rosa Briggs.
Memorials in honor of David may be made to the United Methodist Church of Hale, Missouri and can be left at or mailed to Heritage Funeral Home, 3141 N. Washington, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Online condolences may be left at www.heritage-becausewecare.com
A private family burial will take place at a later date in Hale Memory Gardens.