LaVada Vesta Root, 79, of Miller, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the Cox Monett Hospital in Monett, Missouri. A graveside service, under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon was held on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at the Campground Cemetery, southeast of Mt. Vernon. Memorial donations may be made payable to American Heart Association or the American Cancer Association, in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at www.FossettMosherFuneralHome.com.

Lawrence Fredrick Duett, 72, of Stotts City, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at the Mercy Hospital in Aurora, Missouri. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the First Baptist Church of Stotts City. Burial will be at the Flatwoods Cemetery, in Bennett Springs, Missouri. Arrangements are under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Memorial donations may be made payable to the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses. Online condolences may be shared at www.FossettMosherFuneralHome.com.

Charlotte Naomi Conway, 83, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away on Friday, June 9, 2017, at her home. A funeral service, under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the First Baptist Church of Mt. Vernon. Burial will follow at the Mt. Vernon City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 16, 2017, at the church. Memorial donations may be made payable to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at www.FossettMosherFuneralHome.com.

Lorne Arlan Housley, 48, of Crane, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017, at his home. A funeral service was held on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at the Williams Funeral Home in Marionville, Missouri. Burial followed at the Marionville IOOF Cemetery.

Janet Marie Breese, 75, of Verona, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at the Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. A Celebration of Janet’s Life will be held from 4:00–6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 6, 2017, at The MARC, in Mt. Vernon. Burial will be at the Lee Cemetery in Verona. Arrangements are under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Memorial donations may be made payable to the American Red Cross or the 4 State Search and Rescue in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at www.FossettMosherFuneralHome.com.

Gerald Wallis “Jerry” George, 64, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at his home. A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at the Gary Ewing Park, in Mt. Vernon. Arrangements are under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Memorial donations may be made payable to the American Legion Scholarship Fund or the Eagles Scholarship Fund, in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at www.FossettMosherFuneralHome.com.

Joseph Anthony “Joe” Austin, 58, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at his home. A funeral service, under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, was held on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at the Zion Evangelical United Church of Christ. Burial followed at the Zion Evangelical United Church of Christ Cemetery, southwest of Mt. Vernon. Memorial donations may be made payable to the family to help with funeral expenses. Online condolences may be shared at www.FossettMosherFuneralHome.com.