Elaine Butler, 68, of Aurora passed away Friday, May 17, 2019 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. Visitation was held Tuesday, May 21, in the Peterson Funeral Chapel.

Tommy W. Kelley, 67, of Aurora passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. No services are planned. Cremation is under the care of Peterson Funeral Chapel.

Billy James Schmidt, age 94, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away at 6:05 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri. He was born February 16, 1925, in Jefferson City, Missouri, the son of Otto Henry and Edna Ruth (Rice) Schmidt. A graveside service, under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, in Mt. Vernon, was held on Friday, May 17, 2019, at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri. Online condolences may be shared at www.FossettMosherFuneralHome.com.

Betty Matthews, age 88, of Miller, Missouri, passed away a 10:35 a.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019, at her home. She was born October 8, 1930, in Miller, the daughter of Orvel and Elsie (Costlow) McGown. A graveside service, under the direction of the Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home, in Miller, was held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at the Goss Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at www.FossettMosherFuneralHome.com.

Billy Ray McCoy, age 76, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away at 2:15 a.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at the Lawrence County Manor in Mt. Vernon. He was born September 9, 1942, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Purl Gus and Ercell Ellenor (Garner) McCoy, Sr. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Online condolences may be shared at www.FossettMosherFuneralHome.com.

Ruth Hailey, age 73, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away at 9:47 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. She was born May 22, 1945, in Neelyville, Missouri, the daughter of Raymond and Lula Carrie (Johnson) Pennington. A celebration of Ruth’s life will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, at the American Legion Hall in Mt. Vernon. A private family burial will be held at a later date at the Mt. Vernon IOOF Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at www.FossettMosherFuneralHome.com.

Connie Louise Riddle, age 72, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away at 9:05 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at the Lawrence County Manor in Mt. Vernon. She was born September 19, 1946, in Forsythe, Missouri, the daughter of the late Almus Hazen and Dorothy Hazel (Thomas) Ragsdale. A private family burial will take place at a later date at the Mt. Vernon IOOF Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, in Mt. Vernon. Online condolences may be shared at www.FossettMosherFuneralHome.com.