Betty L. White, 86, of Tonganoxie, KS., formerly of Aurora passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2018 in the Legend Healthcare in Tonganoxie, KS. No services are planned. Cremation is under the care of Peterson Funeral Chapel.

Esther Joan Brewer, age 79, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, August 16, 2018, at the Mt. Vernon Place Care Center. She was born September 29, 1938, in Henning, Illinois, the daughter of Lorie and Blenda (Frederickson) Larkin. A funeral service, under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, in Mt. Vernon, Missouri, was held on Monday, August 20, 2018, at the Northside Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon. Burial followed at the Mt. Vernon City Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made payable to the Northside Baptist Church in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at www.FossettMosherFuneralHome.

Gary Ovan Cole, age 78, of Everton, Missouri, passed away at 5:35 a.m. on Friday, August 17, 2018, at the Lawrence County Manor in Mt. Vernon, Missouri. He was born March 12, 1940, in Norwood, Missouri, the son of William Preston and Opal Faye (Peck) Cole. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Burial will follow at the Rock Prairie Cemetery in Halltown, Missouri. Visitation was held from on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, in the funeral home chapel. Memorial donations may be made payable to the Alzheimer’s Association, in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at www.FossettMosherFuneralHome.com.

Bertha Arroyo Gomez, 63, of Mexico passed away Friday, August 17, 2018 in Mercy Hospital in Joplin, MO. Funeral services were held Monday, August 20 in the Peterson Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Maple Park Cemetery.

Tempa Tiede, age 98, of Aurora, Missouri, passed away peacefully at 4:47 a.m. on Monday, August 20, 2018, with family by her side. She was born July 25, 1920, in Stone County, MO, the daughter of Lark Jackson and Sara Lee (Logan) Stephens. Tempa's mother died when Tempa was five and her father died when she was 18. Visitation was held on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at the Williams Funeral Home in Marionville. A funeral service was held on Thursday, August 23, 2018, at the funeral home. Burial followed at the Marionville IOOF Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made payable to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at www.WilliamsFuneralHomeMo.com.

Phyllis Florer Neimeyer, age 87, of Marionville, Missouri, passed away at 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at the Ozarks Methodist Manor in Marionville. She was born February 15, 1931, in Joplin, Missouri, the daughter of James Eugene and Geneva (Starnes) Edwards. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 24, 2018, at the Aurora United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at the Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora. Visitation will be held from 6:00–8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 23, 2018, at the church. Online condolences may be shared at www.CraftonCantrellFuneralHome.com.