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Monday, May 24, 2021

Obituary - Toby Fairbairn

Toby Fairbairn, 61 of Amsterdam, Missouri passed away Friday, May 21, 2021 at his home in Amsterdam. Cremation, with Celebration of Life services Saturday, June 6, 2021 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Amsterdam Community Building. Arrangements entrusted to the Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009). Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Tobias Robin Fairbairn was born August 21, 1960 in Lewistown, Montana to Hank and Arlene Halberson Fairbairn. He grew up in the Lewistown area, attending school and excelling in sports like football, basketball, and boxing. Following high school Toby served two years in the Army National Guard. 

He was united in marriage to Janet Marie Heineman on June 25, 1983 in Seattle, Washington. They enjoyed 37 years together, before his passing. Toby worked in construction most of his life, but after retirement he grew to love buying, raising, and selling all kinds of game birds.

Family was a big part of Toby’s life, he enjoyed time with each of them, especially his grandchildren.

Toby was preceded in death by his parents, sister Ramona Pearsal, and brother Billy Cole. He is survived by his wife Janet Fairbairn, his four children, son James Covell and girlfriend Michelle, daughter Molly Chappelow and husband Keith, son Jessey Fairbairn and wife Jamie, and son John Fairbairn. He also leaves behind his beloved grandchildren, Haley, Christopher, Miranda, AJ, Kaitlyn, Hailey, Shelby, Paige, Maverick, Riley, Angela, and Natalie.