Obituaries

ARTHUR EMMETT "BUD" MAHER


Services for 78-year-old Arthur Emmett "Bud" Maher, of Brookfield, will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. at Rhodes Funeral Home in Brookfield.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will start at noon on Sunday at the funeral home, with the family receiving friends from 2-5 p.m.  Memorials are suggested to the Peska Cancer Fund.

RAYBURN YOS


Services for 91-year-old Rayburn Yos will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Ruschmeier Funeral Home in Green City.  Burial with military rites will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery.  Visitation is scheduled for one hour prior to the funeral service on Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Northeast Missouri.

BETTY LOU UNDERWOOD


Services for 74-year-old Betty Lou Underwood will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at the Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury.  Burial will be in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville.  Visitation is set to take place from noon until 1:30.  Memorials are suggested to Safe Passage in Moberly.

BRUCE L GERDES


Service for 61-year-old Bruce L Gerdes will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury, with burial to follow in the Mendon Cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

SHIRLEY ELIZABETH RAY


Funeral for 98-year-old Shirley Elizabeth Ray will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Hutton and McElwain Funeral Home in Macon, with graveside services set for 12:30 p.m. Monday at the Green Castle Cemetery in Green Castle.  Visitation will be Sunday from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials suggested to the Randy Johnson Memorial Fund or the United Trinity Church Assembly of God.

JERRY RAFFERTY


Funeral for 52-year-old Jerry Rafferty will be at 10am Monday at the Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline. Visitation will be in the hour prior to the service. Private burial will take place at a later date.

SHERYL McGRUDER


Memorial service for 75-year-old Sheryl McGruder of Franklin will be Monday at 2 at Nelson Memorial United Methodist Church in Boonville. Visitiation will be the hour prior to the service at the church. Heartland Cremation and Burial Society of Columbia has the arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project.

RON WATSON


Funeral for 65-year-old Ron Watson will be 1 p.m. Sunday at the Hutton and McElwain Funeral Home in Macon, with burial to follow in the New Chariton Cemetery north of Callao.  Visitation will be Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials suggested to the cemetery or Elmer Baptist Church.

DALE PARTON


Services for 56-year-old Dale Parton will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Weiker Funeral Home in Slater.  Inurnment will be in New Frankfort Cemetery north of Slater.  There is no visitation scheduled.

DELORES KNOWLES


Graveside service for 71-year-old Delores Knowles will be 11 a.m. Monday, December 22nd at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Shelbyville.  Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home of Shelbina has the arrangements.  Memorials suggested to the American Diabetes Association.

OSCAR BLANK


Memorial service for 93-year-old Oscar Blank will be Saturday, January 17th at 11 am at Columbia United Church of Christ.  There is no visitation scheduled.  Heartland Cremation is in charge of the arrangements.  Memorial contributions are suggested to Show-Me Central Habitat for Humanity.