Melva Fay Murray, age 79, of Marionville, Missouri, passed away at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 6, 2019, at the Ozarks Methodist Manor in Marionville. She was born January 2, 1940, in Golden City, Missouri, the daughter of William Glen and Ida (Stidham) Tubbs. A visitation was held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at the Williams Funeral Home in Marionville with a graveside service at the Marionville IOOF Cemetery. Online condolences maybe shared at www.WilliamsFuneralHomeMO.com.

Harold Wallace Schultze, age 93, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, formerly of Joplin, Missouri, passed away at 3:02 p.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon. He was born September 21, 1925, in Monroe, Louisiana, the son of Robert and Genevieve (Scoby) Schultze. A memorial graveside, under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, in Mt. Vernon, will be held at a later date at the National Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri. Online condolences may be shared at www.FossettMosherFuneralHome.com.

Mary Alicia (Brown) Chapin peacefully joined Wayne, her husband of 70 years, in heaven on December 22, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. in the company of two of her children. She was born in Bethany, Missouri on November 15, 1924, to Lloyd Newton and Edna Ellen (Evans) Brown. A celebration of life will be held in the spring at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon on a date to be determined. Alicia will be interned at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri. Online condolences may be shared at www.FossettMosherFuneralHome.com.

Vernon Willis Hill, age 85, known to his family and friends as Vern and to his grandchildren as Pa, passed away at 8:55 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at his home. Vern was born June 4, 1933, in Jackson County, Missouri, to Willis and Cleo (Royster) Hill. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at the Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home, in Miller. Online condolences may be shared at www.FossettMosherFuneralHome.com.

Donald Rex Highfill, age 77, of Stotts City, Missouri, passed away at 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, December 30, 2018, at the Mt. Vernon Place Care Center. He was born January 10, 1941, in Polk County, Missouri, the son of Wilbur and Wilma (Mayfield) Highfill. A visitation was held on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with a funeral service in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be held at a later date at the Union Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at www.FossettMosherFuneralHome.com.

Delores Marie Platz, age 83, of Republic, Missouri, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday morning, January 1, 2019, at the Ozark Methodist Manor in Marionville. She was born January 29, 1935, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the daughter of Max and Angeline (Voit) Stima. A memorial service will be held at a later date at St. Mary’s Help of Christian Church in Sullivan, Wisconsin, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora, Missouri. Online condolences may be shared at www.CraftonCantrellFuneralHome.com.