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Jerry L. McElhoe

Jerry L. McElhoe, age 83, of Quincy, died on February 26, 2024 surrounded by his family. He was born on July 22, 1940 in Cherry Box, MO the son of Estel and Naomi (Perrigo) McElhoe. Jerry married the love of his life, Judy Johnson on July 20, 1963. She survives. Jerry worked as a tool and dye maker and an over the road truck…

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Vickie M. Althaus

Vickie M. Althaus, age 59, of Quincy, died on Monday, February 26, 2024 in her home. She was born on August 13, 1964 in Quincy, the daughter of LeRoy and Carolyn (Rottman) Doane. She married Pat Althaus on July 9, 1993. They had celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary last year. He survives. Vickie was a 1982 graduate of Quincy Notre Dame High School. Vickie…

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Phyllis Reed

Phyllis Reed, age 90, of Quincy, died on Sunday, February 25, 2024 in her home. She was born on March 2, 1933 in Beverly, IL the daughter of Lambert and Margaret (Lock) Baird. Phyllis first married Richard Graddy in October of 1955. He preceded her in death in January of 1967. She later married Walter J. Reed on June 2, 1968. He preceded her…

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Ralph H. McIntire

Ralph H. McIntire, age 81, of Quincy, died on Monday, February 26, 2024 in Blessing Hospital. He was born on April 10, 1942 in Quincy, Illinois the son of Bert and Helen (Tibbits) McIntire. He married Lynne Balzer on July 9, 1966. She survives. Ralph worked at Gardner Denver as a painter for many years. Ralph was an avid Cardinal Baseball fan, liked to…

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Donald K. Rees, D.D.S.

  Donald K. Rees passed away peacefully on Friday, February 23, 2024. Donald was born on 4/2/1931 in Elgin, Illinois to Carl G. and Mildred I. (nee Langhorst) Rees.  He married Rae Joan Schwanke on January 7, 1956 in St. John’s Cathedral in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  They celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary in January of this year.  She survives. He was a graduate of Quincy…

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Marilyn Emma Barry

Marilyn Emma Barry age 87, of Liberty died on Thursday, February 22, 2024, in Blessing Hospital. She was born in Quincy on July 1, 1936, a daughter of Edmund and Frances (Hummel) Jansen. She married George Barry on September 28, 1957, in Quincy’s St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and he survives. She was a 1954 graduate of Notre Dame High School. Marilyn was…

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Katherine A. ‘Kate’ Kiser

Katherine A. ‘Kate’ Kiser, age 40, of Quincy, died on February 22, 2024 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. She was born on June 2, 1983 in Quincy, IL the daughter of Eric and Jolene (Blentlinger) Kiser. Kate was the office manager for Eric Kiser Insurance. Kate was of the Christian Faith. Kate’s greatest loves were her family and her beloved animals. Kate…

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Shane Baker

Shane R. Baker, age 57, of Quincy, died on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 in the Emergency Room of Blessing Hospital. Shane was born on August 23, 1966 in Tampa, FL, the son of James Richard and Donna (Crenshaw) Baker. He married Amanda Casby Baker. She survives. Shane liked gaming, animals and liked to weld. He was always there when friend or family needed him.…

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James Eli Carlson

James Eli Carlson, age 77, of Independence, MO died on Saturday, February 17, 2024, in Liberty, MO. He was born on February 17, 1947, in Kansas City, MO the son of Jarvis Eli and Helen R. (Harmon) Carlson. Jim married Barbara Jean Meyer on July 2, 1981 in Hannibal, MO. She survives. Jim serviced his country in the US Navy from September 9, 1968…

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Leo Lenz

Leo Lenz, age 70, of Liberty, died on Friday, February 16, 2024. He was born on June 24, 1953 in Quincy, the son of Eugene ‘Gene’ and Antonine (Huber) Lenz. Leo was an accomplished woodworker. In younger years, he liked horseback riding and old cars. In later years, he enjoyed sitting in the shade and watching the day go by. Leo is survived by:…

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