Robert Edward Collins, 69, of Aurora, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at the Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. Burial was at the Missouri Veteran’s Cemetery on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora. Online condolences may be shared at www.CraftonCantrellFuneralHome.com.

Bailey “Pat” Forrester, 87, of Aurora, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at the Missouri Veteran’s Home in Mt. Vernon. A graveside service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Aurora, was held on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at the Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora. A celebration of Pat’s life followed the graveside at the First Presbyterian Church in Aurora. Memorial donations may be made payable to First Presbyterian Church Building Fund, in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be shard at www.CraftonCantrellFuneralHome.com.

Martha Ellen French, 93, of Alta Loma, California, passed away on April 22, 2017, at her home. A graveside service, under the direction of the Williams Funeral Home in Marionville, Missouri, will be held at11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 23, 2017, at the Mount Olive Cemetery in McKinley, Missouri.

Ray Gene Richardson, 95, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017, at his home. A funeral service under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), with the Revs. David Nordyke and Jack Daniel officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Vernon IOOF Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Mt. Vernon IOOF Cemetery in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at www.FossettMosherFuneralHome.com.