Obituaries April 15th

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James Samuel “Jim” Page
1921 – 2019

James Samuel Page, 97, of Rock Falls, IL formerly of Nortonville, KS died Friday, April 12, 2019 at St. Margaret’s Hospital, Spring Valley, IL.

James was born on August 17, 1921 in Atchison County, KS the son of Charles and Emma (Davidson) Page. He graduated from Atchison County Community High School in 1939. Mr. Page served in the United States Army during World War II, in the 91st Infantry, serving in North Africa and Italy. After returning home he continued farming in the Nortonville Community. He had attended the Nortonville Christian Church, before moving to Illinois in 1984. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Rock Falls, IL, and enjoyed traveling, attending old thrasher and tractor shows.

He was married to Mary Eylar on Aug. 8, 1945, they were later divorced. He later married Clare Novak on April 14, 1987, they were later divorced. Survivors include three sons, Kenneth Page, Chino Valley, AZ, Charles (Chrissy) Page, Phoenix, AZ, and Gary (Cheryl) Page, Nortonville, KS and one daughter, Patricia Smith, LaGrange, GA., a sister, Dorothy Alderman, Littleton, CO, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. His parents, and two sisters, Elizabeth Dimick, and Evelyn Lynn and one grandson, Trent Dedmon preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am on Saturday, April 20th, 2019 at the O’Trimble Chapel, 329 Main St. Nortonville, KS with Rev. Bob Carter officiating.. Burial will follow in the Nortonville Cemetery. The family will receive friends one prior to services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Disabled American Veterans and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at

Larry E. Sprague
1941 – 2019

Larry E. Sprague, 77, Country Club, Missouri, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019, at Mosaic Life Care, St. Joseph, Missouri.

He was born October 12, 1941, in Hemple, Missouri.

Larry married Lydia Saleem Hilwy on November 4, 1989. She survives of the home.
He was a Master Plumber for many years and owned L.S. Contracting. Larry was a member of First Baptist Church, Savannah, Missouri. He enjoyed fishing, boating, and traveling. More than anything, he loved his children, grandchildren, and wife.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ocle and E. Marie (Gregory) Sprague, and brothers, Jackie, Bob, and Gale.
Survivors also include his children, Lisa Scott (Brad), Debbie Foster (Toby), Timothy Sprague (Lisa), Mary Lou Meier (Jason), and Haneen Guhde (Steven); grandchildren, Emily Blue (Harrison), Katie Scott, Megan Sprague, Madlyn Sprague, Zach Meier, Lexi Meier, Hallie Foster, Ella Foster, Ava Guhde, and Saleem Guhde; brother, Dale Sprague; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Farewell Services 10:00 A.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Kerns-Freeman Cemetery, Easton, Missouri. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Online guest book and obituary at

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