Death Notices for Jan. 28, 2021

January 26, 2021

Betty Lou Andrus

Betty Lou Andrus, who loved to be called “Mother” by her kids, died Friday, January 15, 2021, at her home.

A funeral service under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora, was held Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at the Aurora Baptist Temple. Burial followed in the Osa Cemetery, southeast of Aurora.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Andrus can be made to the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes at

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Monty Ray West

Monty Ray West, 75, of Miller, Missouri, died Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri.

A celebration of life, under the direction of the Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home in Miller, was held Saturday, January 23, 2021, at Round Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed at Goss Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made payable to the Phelps School Community Center, in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 108, Miller, Missouri 65707.

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