Winona Vernice Sharp

Winona Vernice Sharp, 80, of Dawn passed away Tuesday July 17, 2018 at Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe.

Vernice was born on June 27, 1938 in Mooresville, the daughter of Wanda Bryan Wood and Emma Melvina Mooreshead Wood. She was a graduate of Dawn High School and at the age of 56 she received her college degree from Trenton Missouri and became a Registered Nurse. She married Bobby Sharp on August 10, 1974 in Chillicothe.

Vernice enjoyed a simple kind of life. She loved her horses, dogs, farm and gardening. Her greatest love was time well spent with family.

She is survived by her husband, Bob; daughters, Jeri Ward of Independence MO; Tomi Novak of Kansas City MO; Cristi Parsons of ChillicotheMO; son, Herb Parsons (Susan) of Sibley, MO; step sons, Randy Sharp (Shaula) and Rick Sharp (Leslie) of Raleigh, North Carolina; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents, daughter Bobijo Vernice Gibson, grandson Kori Don Wells and brother Dale Wood.

Memorials in honor of Vernice may be made to the Blue Mound Cowboy Church, they can be left at or mailed to Heritage Funeral Home, 3141 N. Washington, Chillicothe, MO 64601. On line condolences may be left at

A visitation will be held on Friday, July 20, 2018 at Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe, MO from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Heritage Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Welsh Cemetery, Dawn, MO following the service.

Arrangements are under the care of Heritage Funeral Home.

Laura Ramsey

Laura Ramsey, age 91, a resident of Chillicothe, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2018, at Livingston Manor, Chillicothe, Missouri.

Laura was born the daughter of James Richard and Marguerette Marcille (Crabtree) Pennell on May 20, 1927, in Van Wert, Ohio. She was a 1942 graduate of Fort Wayne High School. She then attended St. Mary’s College, St. Charles, Missouri, earning an associate’s degree. Laura was united in marriage to Billie L. Ramsey on February 16, 1946, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He preceded her in death on July 9, 2017. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Chillicothe, Missouri.

Survivors include one son, Dr. Sabry Ghaly of Rancho Cucamonga, California; one daughter, Diana Brickhouse and husband Stan of Chillicothe, Missouri; four grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and one brother, Don Greene of Calico Rock, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Billie; one son, Richard Eugene Ramsey; and two brothers, James Pennell and Richard Pennell.

A private family graveside service will be held at a later date at the Pear Tree Cemetery, Calico Rock, Arkansas. Memorial contributions may be made to the Forest O. Triplett Animal Shelter and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Online condolences may be made

Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri.