Anitra Charnelle Erickson, age 42, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018. She was born October 13, 1975, in Joplin, Missouri, the daughter of Cheryl Ann Alexander-Bridgford. A funeral service was held on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora. Burial will follow at the Kings Point Cemetery in Lockwood, Missouri. Online condolences may be shared at www.CraftonCantrellFuneralHome.com.

Betty Jo (Loe) Richardson died Saturday, December 30, 2017, at her home. She was 94. Betty was born September 10, 1923, to Jim and Alice Loe. A funeral service under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon was held Saturday, January 6, 2018, at the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ. Burial was at the Mt. Vernon IOOF Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made payable to the Mt. Vernon IOOF Cemetery or the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at www.FossettMosherFuneralHome.com.

James D. "Jim" Hardin, 77, of Aurora passed away Thursday, January 4, 2018 in the Aurora Nursing Center. No services are planned. Arrangements are under the care of Peterson Funeral Chapel.

Pamela J. Pearson, 63, of Verona passed away Friday, January 5, 2018 in her home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 9 in the Peterson Funeral Chapel.  Burial followed in the Marionville IOOF Cemetery.

Terry Dee Breidenstein, age 60, of Aurora, Missouri, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018, at his home. He was born July 9, 1957, in Aurora, the son of J.C. and Shirley Breidenstein and Wanda Hendrix. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora. Burial followed at the Rock Prairie Cemetery in Halltown, Missouri. Online condolences may be shared at www.CraftonCantrellFuneralHome.com.

Janice E. Mueller, 68, of Verona passed away Monday, January 8, 2018 in Mercy Hospital in Springifeld. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 12 at 11:00 a.m. in the Aurora Baptist Temple under the care of Peterson Funeral Chapel.  Burial will follow in the Springfield National Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 10:00 a.m. until service time in the church.

Elsworth O. Gregory, 88, of Aurora passed away Monday, January 8, 2018 in his home. A memorial Mass was held Thursday, January 11 in the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Aurora.  Burial followed in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the care of Peterson Funeral Chapel.

Bonnie Lou Friar Richesin, of Lawrence County Manor Residential Care Facility and a long time Miller resident, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 8, 2018, at the Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. She was born December 29, 1924, near Everton, Missouri, to Joshua and Emmer Friar. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018, at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, with internment following at the Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Friday, in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Shiloh Cemetery in care of the funeral home. Online condolence may be shared at www.FossettMosherFuneralHome.com.

Vesta Veryl Garton, age 84, of Sarcoxie, Missouri, formerly of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away at 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 7, 2018, at the Sarcoxie Nursing Home. She was born January 6, 1934, in Tabor, Iowa, the daughter of Clarence and Allie Mae (Sibley) Burrus. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Burial followed at the Grays Point Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made payable to the Onward United Methodist Church, in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at www.FossettMosherFuneralHome.com.