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Name of Deceased: Hazel W. Neill
Newspaper: The Mexico, Mo., Ledger
Date: Mar. 14, 1991

Obit: A lifelong resident of Audrain County, Hazel W. Neill, 90, of Mexico, died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 1991, at Pin Oaks Nursing Center, where she had resided for the past four years. She was employed for many years as a licensed practical nurse at Audrain Medical Center. From 1952 too 1959, she and her husband, John Henry Neill, operated Neill's Rest Haven on Highway 22 West. Later in life, Mrs. Neill worked as a private duty nurse and was employed at the King's Daughters Home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Elmwood Cemetery. The Rev Randall Sawyer will officiate. The family will receive friends at Arnold Funeral Home today from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The family suggest memorial contributions to be sent to First Christian Church, where Mrs. Neill was a member, to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association. Mrs. Neill was born May 12, 1900, in Thompson, the only child of John Walter and Ollie Canterbury Holloway. She was a graduate of Hardin College. She and Mr. Neill were married on Oct. 1, 1919, in Excelsior Springs. He died in 1962. She is survived by a daughter, Kathryn S. Burkett of St. Charles; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Jane Sergeant; a son, former Audrain County assessor J. Holloway Neill; a grandson, John H. Neill Jr., and a son-in-law, Robert L. Burkett. Mrs. Neill was a former member of the Order of Eastern Star, White Shrine of Jerusalem and the What-So-Ever Circle of King's Daughters.

Name of Deceased: Hazel R. Niedergerke
Newspaper: The Mexico Ledger
Date: June 13, 2003

Obit: Hazel R. Niedergerke, age 91, of Mexico, died at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June11, 2003 at West Hills Hospital in West Hills, Calif. She had resided in California near her daughter, Connie since September 2002. Funeral services are pending at Arnold Funeral Home and burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. Mrs. Niedergerke was born Oct. 15, 1911, in Montgomery City, to Lee and Susie Buck Reed. She married Russell Niedergerke on April 28, 1934. They were long term residents of Mexico where Mr. Niedergerke was employed by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, and Mrs. Niedergerke worked in the library at Eugene Field School. She was a member of Mexico United Methodist Church. Survivors include one son, Larry Niedergerke of Breckenridge, Colo.; a daughter, Connie Murphy of Los Angeles, Calif.; three grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Mexico United Methodist Church.

Name of Deceased: Harold E. Northcutt
Newspaper: The Mexico Ledger
Date: Jan. 16, 1974
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Harold E. Northcutt, 71, 16 Wonneman Circle, died at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday at the Audrain Medical Center. He had been in ill health for several years and had been a patient at Stribling House for the past 16 months. Funeral services are pending at the Arnold funeral home. Born Aug. 4, 1903, near Vandalia, Mr. Northcutt was the son of J. E. and Florence Kison Northcutt. He attended Vandalia schools and Gem City Business College. On Dec 30, 1932, he was married to the former Miss Virginia Atkinson, who survives at the home. A retired farmer, Mr. Northcutt was a member of the Pleasant Plains Methodist Church as a young man and later, the United Methodist Church in Vandalia. He was an active member of the National Farmers Organization, helping in its organization in counties in Iowa and Illinois. Mr. Northcutt also served as a member of the grain bargaining board of the NFO. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Berry (Jo Ann) Azdell Jr. of Mexico; one son, Randall Northcutt of Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Marie Southern of Kirksville and Mrs. Norma Lee Figge of Gary, Ind.; and one sister-in-law, Mrs. Catherine Northcutt of Burlington, Ia. Five grandchildren also survive. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

Name of Deceased: Virginia Northcutt
Newspaper: The Mexico Ledger
Date: Oct. 6, 1998
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Virginia Northcutt, 93, of Mexico, died at 10:35 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5, 1998, at the King's Daughters Home, where she had resided since April 1991. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Arnold Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Anderson officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Northcutt was born May 31, 1905, the daughter of Joseph and Sarah "Sadie" Morris Atkinson. She lived in the Beagles School Community most of her life and the last 25 years in Mexico. On Dec. 31, 1932, she married Harold E. Northcutt in Columbia. He preceded her in death Jan. 16,1974. Mrs. Northcutt was a graduate of the Hardin Academy and attended La-Grange and Culver-Stockton colleges. A former school teacher, she taught 17 years in the rural schools of Audrain County - three at Prairie Hill and 14 at Beagles. As a young girl she became a member of the Wesley Chapel (Unity) Presbyterian Church. After it closed she attended Littleby Baptist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Berry (Jo Ann) Azdell Jr. and one son, Randall Northcutt, both of Mexico; one brother, J. Frank Atkinson of Mexico; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

 

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