Opal Kathrina Owens, age 94, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away at 11:57 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at the Mt. Vernon Place Care Center. She was born July 6, 1923, in Dade County, Missouri, the daughter of Robert Franklin and Cecile Marie (Hedlie) Pierce. A funeral service was held on Sunday, January 28, 2018, at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon burial followed at the Summit Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at www.FossettMosherFuneralHome.com.

Charles George Steward, age 84, of Aurora, Missouri, passed away at 12:38 a.m. on Friday, January 26, 2018, at his home. He was born November 30, 1933, in Glen Cove, New York, the son of Charles and Emma (Howell) Steward. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora. Online condolences may be shared at www.CraftonCantrellFuneralHome.com.

Wilburn Loren Buehler, age 81, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away at 12:45 a.m. on Sunday, January 28, 2018, at his home. He was born January 9, 1937, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Loren and Hulda Marie (Roethemeier) Buehler. A funeral service was held on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Burial followed at the Zion Memorial Cemetery, southwest of Mt. Vernon. Memorial donations may be made payable to the Zion Memorial Cemetery, in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at www.FossettMosherFuneralHome.com.

Richard D. Hensley, 68, of Aurora passed away Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 in his home. Memorial Services will be held Fri. Feb. 2 at 2:00 p.m. in the Peterson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Maple Park Cemetery.

Sarah J. Fields, 26, of Aurora passed away Sun. Jan. 21, 2018 in her home. Graveside services were held Thurs, Feb. 1 in the Maple Park Cemetery under the care of Peterson Funeral Chapel.

Cassandra LeAnn Kristek, age 47, of Aurora, Missouri, passed away on Monday, January 29, 2018, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She was born November 17, 1970. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora. Burial will follow at the Marionville IOOF Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 2, 2018, in the funeral home chapel. Memorial donations may be made to the family to help with expenses. Online condolences may be shared at www.CraftonCantrellFuneralHome.com.