Funeral Notices

Rose Lee Davis

Rose Lee Davis, age 86 , a resident of Chillicothe, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Indian Hills – A Stonebridge Community.

Rose Lee was born the daughter of Paul and Rose (Boland) Rupp on May 4, 1935, in Chillicothe, Missouri. She was a 1953 graduate of  St. Joseph’s Academy, in Chillicothe, Missouri, and then graduated from Maryville College, in St. Louis, Missouri, earning her Bachelor Degree in Education. She then graduated from the University of Central Missouri with her Master’s in Education. She was united in marriage to Dr. Jerry Davis, on August 20, 1960 at St. Columbian Catholic Church in Chillicothe, Missouri. He survives of the home. Rose Lee was a long time school teacher for the Chillicothe R-II School District where she taught High School English for many years. Rose Lee was a member of St. Columban Catholic Church, and of St. Ann’s Altar Society.  In her spare time she enjoyed painting, and Reading.

Survivors include: her husband, Dr. Jerry Davis of the home; two sons, Jerome Davis and wife Susan of Chillicothe, Missouri, and John Davis and wife Becky of Yellville, Arkansas; two daughters, Cynthia Nelson of Punta Gorda, Florida, and Monica Mild of Eureka Springs, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Shannon Rose Nelson, Stephen Nelson, Taylor Martin Davis, and Andrew Paul Davis; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Paul Rupp, Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Columban Catholic Church, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Monday, July 26, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. A Parish Rosary will be held at St. Columban Catholic Church, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Monday, July 26, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Sunday, July 25, 2021, from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m. Burial will be held at the St. Columban Catholic Cemetery, Chillicothe, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to the Virginia Wall Scholarship Fund, 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.

Andrew Junior Ishmael

Andrew Junior Ishmael, age 73, a resident of Laredo, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at Redwood of Cameron, in Cameron, Missouri.

Junior was born the son of Andrew T. and Marjorie Lee (Bennett) Ishmael on September 17, 1947 in Trenton, Missouri. He was a 1966 graduate of Laredo High School. Junior enlisted in the United States Army in 1967, serving in Vietnam. He worked as a trucker for most of his adult life and worked for Gully Truck Lines for many years. Junior enjoyed watching sports, collecting coins, and was a member of Ducks Unlimited and was an avid Hunter and fisherman in his youth.

Survivors include one daughter, Stacy Zorn and husband Andrew of Columbia, Missouri; three grandkids, Joshua Hicks of Springfield, Missouri, Ellie Zorn and Evan Zorn both of Columbia, Missouri; two brothers, Max Ishmael of Chillicothe, Missouri; Jim Ishmael of Gallatin, Missouri; and several nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister-in-law, Sarah Ishmael, and one nephew, Justin Ishmael.

Graveside services will be held at the Stucker Cemetery, Laredo, Missouri, on Monday, July 26, 2021, at 10:30 A.M.  There is no scheduled family visitation. Friends may call the Lindley Funeral Home, Laredo, Missouri, on Sunday, July 25, 2021, from 12:00 noon. until 6:00 p.m.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Green Hills Animal Shelter or the Livingston County Veterans Association (LICOVA) and can be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601.  Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri.

Melvalene Evans

Melvalene Evans, age 89, a lifelong resident of Chillicothe and Livingston County, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at Hartmann Village Senior Living, Boonville, Missouri.

She was born the daughter of Benjamin and Scottie (Stephens) Beaman on June 15, 1932, in Livingston County, Missouri.

Melvalene was a 1950 graduate of Chillicothe High School, Chillicothe, Missouri.  She was united in marriage to Earl Junior Hicklin on October 20, 1950.  He preceded her in death on September 2, 1959.  She was united in marriage to John Paul Evans on June 8, 1960, in Linneus, Missouri.  He preceded her in death on June 21, 2012.  She was a homemaker and also co-owner of Evans Heating and Cooling, Chillicothe, Missouri, since 1966.  She was a life-long member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Survivors include one brother, Jim Beaman and wife Linda of Chillicothe; one son, Dennis Hicklin and wife Pam of Boonville, Missouri; one daughter, Marlene DeVilbiss and husband Rex of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, step-daughter Marilyn Evans and husband Jonathan Hutchins of Kansas City, Missouri; thirteen grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; two daughters-in-law, Lynda Hicklin of Springdale, Arkansas and Pamela Evans of Kansas City, Missouri.  She was preceded in death her parents; husbands; one son, Mike Hicklin, and two step-sons Paul Evans and George Evans; one brother, Virgil Dowell; and two sisters, Betty Eklund and Nilene Lollar.

Graveside services will be held at Edgewood Cemetery, Chillicothe, Missouri on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at 1:00 p.m.  There is no scheduled visitation.  Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri on Friday, July 30, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Chillicothe and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601.  Online condolences may be left at www.lindleyfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri.

Helen Ann Dennis-Warren

Helen Ann Dennis-Warren, age 85, of Meadville, passed away, Sunday, July 18, 2021, at her home.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Meadville with Pastor Keith Sisney officiating.  Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church.  Burial will take place at a later date at Meadville Cemetery in Meadville.

Memorials to Meadville First Baptist Church or Meadville R-IV School may be left at the church or mailed to Wright Funeral Home, P.O. Box 496, Brookfield, MO 64628.

Helen Ann, daughter of Nova and Anna Belle (Longwell) West, was born May 13, 1936, in Browning.  On December 14, 1954, she married Charles Ralph Dennis who preceded her in death on November 18, 1998.  Then on April 5, 2004, she married Farrell Warren who survives her.

Helen Ann worked many years as the Office Manager for the Meadville Medical Clinic.

She was a member of the Meadville First Baptist Church where she taught Bible drill for kids.  She was also a member of Wednesday Club in Meadville.

Survivors include her husband, Farrell of the home; four sons, Dan Dennis and wife, Sherri of Eastland, Texas, Don Dennis and wife, Teresa of Meadville, Doug Dennis and wife, Renee of Excelsior Springs, and Dave Dennis and wife, Teresa of Liberty; five stepchildren, Tammy Frame, Jim Warren, Kenny Warren, Lisa Kellison, and Heather Hall; fourteen grandchildren, Tiffani Robinson and husband, Caleb, Daniel Dennis and wife, Amy, Kristy Patrick and husband, Nate, Keith Dennis, Brianna Peterson, Brandon Dennis and wife, Erin, Jordan Jenkins, Delaney Jenkins, Marisa Berntson and husband, Ben, Cory Dennis, Shane Dennis and wife, Bobbie, Megan Soto and husband, Diego, Mandi Parsons, and Madison Still and husband, Ryan; three step grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Tommy Belzer and wife, Marie of Spartianburg, South Caralina, and Kenneth Belzer and wife, Suzanne of Wheeling, one sister, Judy Holcer and husband, Bob of Meadville; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Her parents; and step-father, Allen Belzer also preceded her in death.

 

Karen Sue Manning

Karen Sue Manning, age 74, a resident of Chillicothe, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2021 after a battle with Covid at Research Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri surrounded by her family.

Karen was born the daughter of Ralph Willis Sr. and Leona (Bultman) Willis on March 27, 1947, in Carrollton, Missouri. She was a 1965 graduate of Chillicothe High School, Chillicothe, Missouri. Karen worked for many years at Model Cleaners, Harris Printing Company and Bailey Studio’s where she always enjoyed visiting with her customers.  She attended Calvary Baptist Church where she enjoying helping the children learn their Bible verses.  In her later years she spent much time traveling with her grandson Stephan to various small rural churches in the area and always enjoyed her time with him.  She enjoyed spending time and playing games with her grandchildren, vacationing, keeping in contact with her siblings, and loved sharing in gift giving during the holidays.

Survivors include two sons, Harold Manning Jr. and wife Lisa of Chillicothe, Missouri, and Rick Manning and wife Amanda of Lock Springs, Missouri; one daughter, Stephanie Barclay and husband Rick of Chillicothe, Missouri; grandchildren Aaron and wife Samantha Manning of Chillicothe, Missouri, Audrie and husband Allen Licht of Chillicothe, Missouri, Kyler and wife Stevee of Blue Springs, Missouri, Courtney Spainhour of Chillicothe, Missouri, Erick and wife Fawn Manning of Quapaw, Oklahoma, Carissa Manning and significant other Corey Lee of Jamesport, Missouri, Matthew, Gabe and Zachariah Manning of Lock Springs, Missouri, Stephan, Samantha, Ryan, Rebekah, Reuben, Seeley and Rowan Barclay of Chillicothe, Missouri; two brothers, Gerald Willis of Chillicothe, Missouri and Larry Willis of Alvarado, Texas; sister Marlene Thomas of Columbia, Missouri, and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; brother and sister-in-law Ralph and Joan Willis, sister-in-laws Shirley Willis and Pat Willis, brother-in-law Jack Thomas and grandson Nickolas Spainhour.

Memorials in her honor may be made to Calvary Baptist Church c/o Calvary Kids may be left at the church or mailed to Heritage Funeral Home, 3141 N. Washington, Chillicothe, MO  64601.  Online condolences may be left at www.heritage-becausewecare.com.  Due to existing circumstances, funeral services will be scheduled at a later date.