Jennifer Sue Yager

Jennifer Sue “Jen” Yager, age 53 of Bucklin, died Friday, August 17, 2018 at Kansas University Medical Center, in Kansas City, Kansas. Jennifer was born on April 20, 1965 in Denver, Colorado the daughter of John C. and Georgia Kay (Rinker) Yager.  Jennifer was married to Duane Baker of Kirksville, MO.

 Jennifer had attended the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, was a graduate of the Moberly Area Community College, a member of the ASPCA, and belonged to the Marceline Eagles Auxiliary. She had worked as a Paralegal for Harry Porter, Attorney, in Marceline for several years. 

She is survived by her husband Duane Baker of Kirksville, 1 sister, Rhonda K. and Glenn Brown of Bucklin, 2 brothers, John C. and Sue Yager of Thompson, Iowa; and George L. and Annie Yager of Bucklin, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Delaney Funeral Home in Bucklin, burial will be in the South Swede Cemetery north of Bucklin.  Visitation will be Noon Saturday until the time of the service at the funeral home in Bucklin.  The family suggests Memorials to the Adult Congenital Heart Association, and these may be sent to Delaney Funeral Home, 41 Locust, Bucklin, MO 64631.

Betty Louise Livingston

Betty Louise Livingston, age 79, of Brookfield, passed away on Saturday, August, 18, 2018 at home.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 PM, Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Park Baptist Church, Brookfield, with Reverend David Blakely officiating. Burial will follow at Park Lawn Cemetery, Brookfield. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 12:30 PM until the time of service. Memorials have been suggested to S.E.V. Saving Every Victim and may be left at or sent to Rhodes Funeral Home, 216 Linn Street, Brookfield, MO 64628. On-line registry at     

Betty Louise, daughter of Harry Edward Gaus and Vera Florence (Daggs) Gaus,was born on August 27, 1938 in Fresno, California . On March 12, 1956 she was united in marriage to James Gale Livingston in Hernando, Mississippi. He preceded her in death on October 27, 2011. Betty spent many years as a hairdresser. She was a member of the LaGrange First Baptist Church and a member of the Lane Gang bowling league. 

Betty is survived by her children, Kathy McCollum and significant other, Jim Orr, Brookfield; Debbie Livingston, Brookfield; Tony Livingston and wife Laura, Brookfield; Lori Livingston and significant other, Russell Alexander, Canehill, AR; two brothers, Dwain Gaus (Caroline), Melissa, TX; Clifford Gaus (Alene), Pocohontas, AR; one sister, Jean Lovejoy, St. Joseph, MO; her grandchildren, Kelly Tipton (Kenny), Jimmy Dorrell (Katy), Kristin Radel (Chris), Lindsey Jones (Tyler England), Hollie Livingston (Jim Orr), Kari Van Dusen (Adam), Joshua Henry (Shelly Dorrell), Stephanie Gray(John Richardson); and 16 great-grandchildren.

Betty was also preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Lola Brumbaugh, one infant granddaughter, Brooke Livingston, and one stillborn great-grandson, Abraham Gray.

Betty Elaine Dyer

Betty Elaine Dyer, age 68, of Waverly, died Thursday, August 16, 2018, near Waverly.

Funeral services were held Monday, August 20, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. and the family received friends beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Wright Funeral Home, Brookfield with Pastor Rex Leppin officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Brookfield.

Memorials to the National Kidney Foundation may be left at or mailed to Wright Funeral Home, P.O. Box 496, Brookfield, MO 64628.

Betty Elaine, the daughter of Robert Arnold and Lenora Pauline (Joiner) Long, was born January 15, 1950, in Denver, Colorado. On November 19, 1972, she married Kenneth Dale Dyer.

Betty spent her time buying and selling antiques. She enjoyed embroidering, crocheting, and going to the casino. Betty especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband, Dale of the home; two daughters, Debbie Dover and husband, James of Grandview, Kim Little and husband Hamilton of Waverly; one step-daughter, Debbie Conn of Longmont, Colorado; two step-sons, Darrell Dyer of Honolulu, Hawaii, Dwight Dyer and wife Myrna of Chariton, Iowa; two brothers, Roland Joiner of DeSoto, Iowa, Richard Long and wife Becky of Indianola, Iowa; one sister, Jennie Bartlett and husband Bob of Brookfield; four grandchildren, Jill Miller and husband, Joe of Concordia, Jessica Williams of Alma, Chassity Little of Waverly, Chelsea Smith and husband T.J., of Carrollton; 5 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents; one son, Cary Dyer; three brothers, Thomas Long, Bobby Long, Stanley Long; one sister, Ann Pitts; one granddaughter, Rachel Williams; and one stepson, David Dyer preceded her in death.