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Name of Deceased: Dorothy Mae Acuff
Newspaper: The Mexico, Mo., Ledger
Date: Mar. 14, 1991
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Dorothy Mae Acuff, 62, of 1311 E. Anderson, Mexico, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 1991, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. Services have been set for 1 p.m. Saturday at Precht-Pickering Funeral Home. The Rev. James S. Kabler will officiate and burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation at the funeral home will be Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The family suggest memorial contributions be sent to Audrain Medical Center. Mrs. Acuff was born near Hallsville on March 28, 1928, to Jasper and Elsie Mae Garrett Rodgers. She was married March 6, 1948, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., to Ernest M. Acuff Jr., who survives. Also surviving are a son, Ronald Acuff of Centralia; a daughter, Diana L. Hurt,and a brother, Robert Rodgers, both of Mexico; a sister, Mrs. J. M. (Lavern) Coil of Benton City; and two grandchildren. A sister preceded her in death. Mrs. Acuff was a member of the Littleby Methodist Church.

Name of Deceased: Ernest Murry Acuff Jr.
Newspaper: The Mexico Ledger
Date: Apr. 25, 2000
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Ernest M. "Bud" Acuff, Jr., age 77, of Mexico, died on Monday, April 24, 2000 at his residence.  Graveside services will be on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at East Lawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Randall Sawyer officiating.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Arnold Funeral Home.  Mr. Acuff was born in Mexico on March 11, 1923 to Ernest M. and Elizabeth G. (Umstattd) Acuff.  On March 5, 1948, he married Dorothy Rodgers in Walnut Ridge, Ark.  She preceded him in death on March 13, 1991.  He was retired after 40 years as a truck driver for Kaiser Refractories and had lived in Mexico all his life.  He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II.  He was a member of Littleby Methodist Church and he loved to hunt, fish and trap shoot.  Survivors include a son, Ron Acuff of Centralia; a daughter, Diana Hurt of Mexico; two grandchildren, SN Ryan Acuff of Norfolk, Va. and Scott Acuff of Centralia; and one sister, Anna Joyce Toll of Mexico.  Including his wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.  Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

AKER, REKA
Reka, aged about eight years, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. C. M. Aker of Columbia, died last Friday of spinal meningitis. She took sick Monday, but sank rapidly to the last. On Friday before she was happy and well and sang and took part in an entertainment for Christmas. Rev. C. M. Bishop of Mexico, preached the funeral. The Junior League of Mexico, where the little girl was a member sent flowers. The burial was in Cass county. Rev. and Mrs. Aker have the sympathy of their man friends in Mexico in this their sad and trying hour.
(Mexico Missouri Message, Audrain Co., Mo., January 6, 1910, front page. Submitted by Peggy Thompson)

Name of Deceased: Louise Allen
Newspaper: The Mexico, Mo., Ledger
Date: Aug. 6, 1986
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Services for Mrs. Louise Allen, 67, of Route 1, Mexico will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Arnold Funeral Home with the Rev. Coe Haynes officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call today from 7-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Allen died Tuesday at 7:45 a.m. in Monroe Manor where she had been a resident for three weeks. She was born in Audrain County on March 6, 1919, a daughter of W. Thornton and Nannie Pulis Scott. She was married in Perry on Oct. 23, 1938, to Wallace F. Allen who survives at the home. Others who survive are three sons, William O. of Thompson, Robert W. and Benjamin W. Allen, both of Mexico; two daughters, Elizabeth L. Brown, Jasper, and Mrs. Beverly Twitchell of Fulton; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Rehva Beahan and Mrs. Virginia Beasley, both of Thompson. Mrs. Allen was a lifelong resident of this area. She was a member of Lockwood Baptist Church and the Loyal Homemakers Extension Club. The family suggest memorials to the cancer fund.

Name of Deceased: Lucille Beagles Anderson
Newspaper: The Mexico, Missouri, Ledger
Date: Sept. 6, 1977
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. Virgil F. Anderson, 82, the former Miss Lucille Beagles of Audrain County, died Sunday at Valley View Memorial Hospital, Youngtown, Ariz., after an extended illness. Funeral services were to be conducted by the Rev. Donald DeCoursey and burial was to be in Sunland Memorial Park Mausoleum. Mrs. Anderson was born Oct. 6, 1894, in Audrain County to John W. and Ida Johnson Beagles, members of pioneer famileis of the area northeast of Mexico. She was graduated from Hardin College, was a 60-year member of the POE, past worthy matron and high priestess of the Order of Eastern Star and White Shrine, and past supreme commander of True Kindred of the United States and Canada. She was an ardent church worker of the Christian Women's Fellowship, Sunday school and choir. She was married Dec. 22, 1914, to the Rev. George VanNoy who died in 1945. On Jan. 12, 1948, she was married to Virgil F. Anderson of Springfield, Mo., who survives. She also is survived by a sister, Mrs. Frank P. Wilfley Sr. of rural Laddonia and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Joe L. Beagles of Mexico.

Name of Deceased: Clarence M. Atkinson
Newspaper: The Mexico Ledger
Date: Aug. 5, 1919
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: A telegram from Seattle, Washington, to Joe Atkinson arrived in Mexico Monday announcing the death of his brother, C. M. Atkinson. No details or particulars of the death were given and it was not known here that he was ill. The body will be brought to this city within a few days and buried in Elmwood beside his father and mother. His parents, J. M. Atkinson and Mrs. Elizabeth Atkinson have both died in the past few years. One of his brothers, William, formerly headed an architectural concern in this city, and the other, Joe Atkinson, resides in Audrain several miles north of this city. Atkinson was born in this county near Worcester. After growing to manhood he left the county and went to the Klondyke where he was for many years. Since that time he has been engaged in business in the west.

Name of Deceased: Elizabeth Beagles Atkinson
Newspaper: The Mexico Intellengencer
Date: Feb. 16, 1919
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. Elizabeth Atkinson, one of the pioneer citizens of Audrain County, died at her home on East Monroe st., Wednesday afternoon. Her death followed a short illness and and the cause was a complication of deseases. The funeral service was conducted at the home Thursday at 2 p.m. and the burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Rev. H. P. Atkins had charge of the ceremony. Mrs. Atkinson, who was Miss Elizabeth Beagles, was born in Callaway County on June 26, 1850. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Beagles, who came to Callaway County from Virginia. In 1860 they moved to near Rush Hill in this county. Fourteen years ago she moved to Mexico and has lived here since that time. At the age of thirteen she was united with the Santa Fe Christian Church and at the time of her death she was a member of the Mexico Christian Church. She was always a faithful church worker and was known as a good Christian woman. She had a wide host of friends, all of whom will be grieved to know of her death. She leaves three children to mourn her death. They are; William F. and Clarence Atkinson, who are in the West and will be unable to attend the service, and Joseph Atkinson of Rush Hill. She leaves two brothers, J. M. Beagles and Judge J. W. Beagles; and one sister, Mrs. Jennie Johnston, all of Laddonia.

Name of Deceased: James M. Atkinson
Newspaper: The Mexico Intellegencer
Date: June 18, 1908
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: The funeral of James M. Atkinson, who died at his home in this city Monday evening, was conducted from the late residence on Monroe street, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. White, pastor of the Christian church, of which the deceased was a member, conducted the services. The pallbearers were J. T. Johnson, S. M. Locke, W. W. Fry, R. D. Rodgers, Johns Abbay and J. J. Steele.

Name of Deceased: Joseph Atkinson
Newspaper: The Mexico Ledger
Date: Aug. 25, 1956
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Joe Atkinson, 78, well known retired farmer, died at 4:40 p.m. Friday at the Audrain Hospital where he had been a patient since June 24. The body will remain at the Arnold Funeral Home until services there at 3 p.m. Sunday, conducted by the Rev. Gary Hoffius, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Youngest son of of J. M. and Elizabeth Beagles Atkinson, Mr. Atkinson was born Jan. 29, 1878, 12 miles northeast of Mexico where he resided until about five years ago when he retired and moved to Mexico to make his home at 115 Pleasant St. On Jan. 17, 1904, he was married to Miss Sadie Morris, who survives. Survivors other than his wife include two children, Mrs. Harold (Virginia) Northcutt of Mexico Route 4, and J. Frank Atkinson of Mexico. Five grandchildren, James Frank, Ruth Ann and Elizabeth Atkinson and Jo Ann and Randall Northcutt, also survive. He was preceded in death by two brothers, William F. Atkinson and Clarence Atkinson, a number of years ago.

Name of Deceased: Sarah "Sadie" Elizabeth Morris Atkinson
Newspaper: The Mexico Ledger
Date: June 22, 1961
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mrs. Sadie Atkinson, 85, died at 6 p.m. yesterday at the Audrain Hospital where she had been a patient since Monday. She had been in failing health for several years, and had been bedfast for the past eight months. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Arnold funeral home, conducted by the Rev. Robert R. Collins, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, and Dr. Charles W. Sullivan, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Interment in Elmwood Cemetery. Organ music for the service will be provided by Mrs. John W. Willer. The former Miss Sarah Elizabeth Morris, Mrs. Atkinson was born Sept. 26, 1875, the daughter of Frank and Nancy Domigan Morris, early Audrain County pioneers. When a young girl, she united with the Presbyterian Church. On Jan. 17, 1904, she was married to Joseph Atkinson, who preceded her in death on Aug. 24, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. Atkinson most of their married life on a farm northeast of Mexico, having moved to Mexico several years ago to 115 Pleasant St. Survivors include two children; J. Frank Atkinson of Mexico and Mrs. Harold (Virginia) Northcutt of Rt. 4. Also surviving are five grandchildren, James F. Atkinson of Chandler, Ariz., Randall Northcutt of Oklahoma City, Okla., Mrs. Berry Azdell Jr., Miss Ruth Ann and Miss Elizabeth Atkinson; one great-granddaughter, Shelia Azdell, and a sister-inlaw, Mrs. Clara Morris, all of Mexico

 

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