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David Dude-Anna Gourley

Posted on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 8:52 am

Dave Dude

Dave Dude

Dave Dude, 68, of Troy, passed away on April 17, 2014.

He was born on Jan. 11, 1946, in Milwaukee, Wis. to Robert and Dorothy Dude.

After attending the local schools, Dave met and later married Linda Barnhart in Milwaukee. To this union were born two children: Jennifer and David.

Dave was a respected longtime business owner of Sun Windows in Troy. He loved his small hometown of Troy.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Linda Dude of Troy; his daughter Jennifer and husband, Kevin Bishop, of Troy; his son Dave and wife, Melissa Dude, of Troy; four grandchildren: Zach Brown, Emily Dude, Jason Dude and Nick Bishop, all of Troy; his brother Bill and wife Lois Dude of Wisconsin; his sister, Julane and husband Jim Gaffney of Wisconsin and many other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be  held on Monday, April 21, 2014, at St. Stephen United Methodist Church in Troy from 4 until 5 p.m.


A memorial service was also held on April 21, 2014, at St. Stephen United Methodist Church in Troy at 5 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project c/o McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1304 Boone Street, Troy, MO. 63379

Friends and Family may sign the online guest book at


Anna Gourley

Anna Gourley

Anna Elizabeth (Miller) Gourley, 93 of Troy, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Troy Manor Nursing Home in Troy.

The daughter of the late Elton and Cora (Hensley) Miller, was born on May 27, 1920 in Montgomery City. She was united in marriage to Wendell Gourley on Jan. 4, 1942, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 1995. To this marriage one son and three daughters were born.

Mrs. Gourley retired in 1983, after 26 years of employment at the Gossard Garment Factory and never wavered from her commitment to help others.  She had many accomplishments in life, one of which was the beginning of the Alanon and Alcoholic anonymous meetings in Lincoln County on Oct. 15, 1971 and is still held weekly.  Mrs. Gourley work did not stop there, she even volunteered at the several prisons, monthly to help administer God’s word and be a positive influence. She held a weekly prayer group in her home, by leading Bible readings around her “Blessing Shelf.”

She was a member of the Silex Presbyterian Church for many years and lived by a simple philosophy “The more we give away, the more we receive.” Her family was her top priority in life and she loved spending time with them.

She is survived by her children, David F. Gourley of New Florence,  Elza L.  Turner and husband, Jim of Topeka, Kan., Jane Runkles of Troy, and Linda Miller and husband, William of Kansas City; one sister, Helen Ruth Myers, of Montgomery City; 12 grandchildren, Kimberly, Kyle, Angela, Wendell, Adam, Chris, Carol, Cathy, Bill, Cindy, Bradley, Lisa and Lacey; 24 great-grandchildren and another one on the way; one great-great grandchild and numerous other relatives.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 21, 2014 at Kemper-Marsh-Millard Family Funeral Home/ Troy Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Chapel. Officiating the service will be Mike Miller. Interment will be held in Montgomery City Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Montgomery City Cemetery or charity of donor’s choice, in care of Kemper-Marsh-Millard Family Funeral Chapels P.O. Box 222 Troy, MO 63379. Online condolences may be made at