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Name of Deceased: Elton D. Richardson
Obit: Elton D. Richardson, 75, of Auxvasse died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1993, at Audrain Medical Center in Mexico. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at Maupin Funeral Home in Auxvasse. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Mr. Richardson was born April 12, 1918, in Boone County to Marvin Richardson and Mary Turner Richardson. On Feb. 8, 1963, in Columbia he married Martha Iman, and she survives. He was a maintenance supervisor at A. P. Green Refactories until he retired in 1983. Surviving along with his wife are a daughter, Wanda Davis of Columbia; two sisters, Luella Richardson and Juanita Poe, both of Columbia; a brother, Robert Richardson of Knoxville, Tenn., and a granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Glen Richardson. Memorials are suggested to the Pleasant Grove Methodist Church in Hattan.
Newspaper: The Columbia Daily Tribune Date: Nov. 18, 1993 Submitters Name: Robert King

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Name of Deceased: Marion Oliver Rodgers
Newspaper: The Mexico Ledger
Date: July 30, 2010
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Marion O. Rodgers, 72, of Mexico died at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 29, 1996, at Audrain Medical Center. Funeral services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Arnold Funeral Home. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Rodgers was born Oct. 9, 1923, in Callaway County to Pearl Oliver and Mary Lee Nauser Rodgers. On Sept. 22, 1950, he married Betty L. Pierceall, who survives at the home. Other survivors include one son, Donald L. Rodgers of Centralia; one sister, Elizabeth Sharpe of Lewistown; and three grandchildren. Mr. Rodgers, a retired truck driver, had worked for both Midland Trucking and Budig-Western. Later he owned Rodgers Furniture Stripping. He was a member of the Christian Church. During World War II, Mr. Rodgers served in the Army Air Corps as a tail gunner in a B-29 aircraft. He attained the rank of staff sargeant. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart or Lung association or to the Youth Ministry at the First Christian Church in Centralia.

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Name of Deceased: Robert Orlando Rodgers
Newspaper: The Mexico, Mo., Ledger
Date: May 1, 1993
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Robert O. "Bob" Rodgers, 73, of Mexico, died at 1:05 p.m. Friday April 30, 1993, at Audrain Medical Center in Mexico. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Precht-Pickering Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond Inman officiating. Burial will be in in East Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mr. Rodgers was born March 15, 1920, in Boone County, to Jasper Lee and Elsie Mae Garrett Rodgers. On Oct. 10, 1948, he was married in Mexico to Frances L. Durham, who survives. Other survivors include three sons, Donald Rodgers and Bobby Rodgers of Mexico and Mitchell Rodgers of Martinez, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Donna Kay) Willingham of Mexico; a sister, Mrs. J. W. (Lavern) Coil of Benton City; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters. Mr. Rodgers was a self-employed auto mechanic in the Rush Hill area and also worked at Audrain Medical Center in the maintenance department for eight years until his retirement in 1985. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and he served in the Navy during World War II. The family suggest memorials be sent to the American Heart Association or to the American Cancer Society.

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ROTH, JOHN H.
Mr. Roth Dead
John H. Roth, a brother of Mrs. C. F. Clark of this city died in St. Louis last Sunday morning of stomach trouble. Mrs. Clark was not able from illness to attend the funeral. Mr. Roth was a leader in religious work in St. Louis, a member of the Civic League and was prominent in business affairs.
(Mexico Missouri Message, Audrain Co., Mo., December 30, 1909, front page. Submitted by Peggy Thompson)

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ROTH, Ralph Raymond
Newspaper: The Mexico Ledger
Date: Dec. 6, 2006

Obit: Ralph Raymond Roth, 92, of Laddonia, died at 5:40 a.m. Dec. 5, 2006, at Pin Oaks Nursing Center in Mexico. Mr. Roth was born Jan. 6, 1914, in Worchester, Mo., the son of Otto George and Mona Betty Hagedorn Roth. He had farmed near Laddonia for his entire life. During World War II he served in the U. S. Air Force. At his request, his body will be cremated and private services held at a later date. Pickering Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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ROWE, WESLEY
Wesley Rowe, the 15 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Rowe, who recently moved to this city from the vicinity of Rowena, died Wednesday evening of last week of pneumonia.
Virgil was a freshman in the Mexico High School and was one of the most popular pupils in the institution. Funeral services were held at Maple Grove church Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. L. G. Bell. The parents have the sympathy of the community in their sorrow.
(Mexico Missouri Message, Audrain Co., Mo., January 6, 1910, front page. Submitted by Peggy Thompson)

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