ACHS Obituary Index

Obituaries from the Kirksville Daily Express

The following link will take you to an index for obituaries and death notices from the Kirksville Daily Express on file at the Adair County Historical Society: Thank you to Claire Lloyd for taking your time to put this index together.

The 37,257-name index (Volumes 00-31), last updated 2/4/13, for the Obituary and Death Notice Collection at the Adair County Historical Society includes all given names and surnames provided in the obituaries (including all prior surnames of the women) for obituaries and death notices that appeared in the Kirksville Daily Express between March 1979 and 31 December 2006. For a few years in the 1980s, the collection contains only obituaries for those buried in Adair County. For other years the collection contains obituaries but not death notices. Many of the books contain all death notices that appeared in the paper, including persons who had resided in surrounding counties and/or had former ties to Adair County. Most of the persons indexed lived in Adair, Putnam, Schuyler, Sullivan, Knox or Macon counties, Missouri. This site also contains the Adair County gravestone inscriptions and an index to the Putnam County gravestone inscriptions, the Kent Funeral Home records plus other data of genealogical interest.

Copies of Obituaries

An offer for copies by mail or by visit to the society: This will provide a valuable service to genealogists as well as help to raise funds for the ACHS, a non-profit organization. Up to three obituaries/death notices appearing in this index may be obtained for a $10.00 minimum charge plus $3.00 each there after. Send your request and the check made payable to the Historical Society.
Adair County Historical Society
201 S. Elson
Kirksville, MO 63501
The request must include a self-addressed stamped envelope (#10 business-sized) and should specify the volume and page number on which the requested obituary/death notice appears in the index. This collection and index may be viewed at the museum and copies may be made there for twenty-five cents each. Regular visiting hours for the museum and library are 1 - 4 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. For questions, contact the ACHS at 660-665-6502.