Death Notices for Oct. 14, 2021

October 12, 2021

Phyllis Elaine Skekon

Phyllis Elaine Shekon, age 73, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, died Sunday, September 26, 2021, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

A celebration of Phyllis’s life will be held at a later date. Burial will be held at the Jacob’s Union Cemetery in New Tripoli, Pennsylvania.

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Mary (Underwood) Thach

Mary Lou (Underwood) Thach, age 94, of Aurora, Missouri, died peacefully in her home on Tuesday afternoon, September 28, 2021.

A graveside service under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora was held Thursday, October 7, 2021, at the Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora.

Memorial donations may be made payable to the Missouri Veterans Home Activities Fund in Mount Vernon, Missouri, in care of the funeral home.

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