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Former Audrain Woman died in Hallsville
Mrs. Susan Shock, 81 years old, formerly of Audrain County, died in Hallsville at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ida Loren, Sunday Monday at 11 o'clock.
Mrs. Shock had been in ill health for the past year but had been confined to her bed only two months.
She was born in Kentucky in 1837 and moved to Audrain with her mother when a child and settled on a farm near Cant. She was married to Tom Shock and seven children were born into this union of which five are living. After her husband's death about ten years ago she moved to Hallsville and made her home with her daughter the remainder of her life. She had been a member of the Christian church since childhood and was known to her man friends as a fine Christian character.
During the time she lived in Audrain county she made a large coterie of friends who will be grieved to know of her death. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Nannie King of Nevada, MO; Mrs. Louen Shock of near Nevada Mo;
Mrs. Ida Loren of Hallsville; Marlow Shock, southwest of Mexico and Granville Shock of Hallsville. (WI Oct. 30, 1919. page 2 col. 1. contributed by: Peggy Luce

Services for Marlow Shock held Sunday
Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the McPheeters Brother's funeral chapel for Marlow Shock, life-long resident of Audrain county, who died at 3 o'clock Saturday morning at his home, 420 West Love street. He was 61 years old. Mr. Shock was born June 7, 1880, on a farm northwest of here, the son of Thomas and Susan Ann Shock. He was married to Miss Buford Woolery Oct. 23, 1901, and the couple continued farming until ten years ago when they moved to Mexico. He was proprietor of the North Side Cafe.
Besides his widow, he is survived by a brother, G. L. Shock; a sister, Mrs. W. J. Loren, both of Hallsville; and a host of other relatives and friends who join the Intelligencer in Extending sympathy. The Rev. Lewis McAdow, pastor of the First Christian Church, was in charge of the services, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery, Pall bearers were James Sims, James Woolery, Harry Day, Theodore Barnes, Porter Cauthorn and Ralph Dean. Approximately 700 attended the funeral. WI, Apr. 16, 1942, page 2, col 7. contributed by: Peggy Luce

Name of Deceased: Irene M. Spotswood
Newspaper: The Mexico, Mo., Ledger
Date: Aug. 28, 1992
Submitters Name: Robert king

Obit: A Mexico native, Irene M. Spotswood, 100, of St. Charles, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 1992, at Meadowbrook Manor there. She was a sister of Georgetta Baker of Mexico. Services have been set for 10 a.m. Saturday at Baue Funeral Chapel in St. Charles. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in New Hope Cemetery in Thompson. Visitation at the funeral home is from 3 to 9 p.m. today. Mrs. Spotswood was born here on Aug 1, 1892. Surviving in addition to her sister are four sons, Leland Spotswood of Orchard Farm, Aaron Spotswood of Ferguson, Stanley I. Spotswood of Foley and David T. Spotswood of Wichita, Kan., another sister, Pauline Mayes of Jefferson City, 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husband, Lemuel P. Spotswood; a son, George Merle Spotswood; three brothers, Fred, Forest and Rolla Mayes; and four sisters, Gladys and Jaine Rose, Frankie Harrison and Bessie Phillips.

Name of Deceased: Catherine A. Stemmley
Newspaper: The Mexico Ledger
Date: Sep. 9, 2004

Obit: Catherine A. Stemmley, age 86 of Mexico, died at 7:55 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004 at Boone Hospital Center, Columbia.  A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at St. Brendan Catholic Church with Father Henry Reichert officiating.  Burial will be in St. Brendan Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday morning at Arnold Funeral Home.  Mrs. Stemmley was born March 25, 1918 in East St. Louis, Ill., the daughter of August J. and Anna Irene Bennett Hemme.  She married Frank J. Stemmely on Dec. 28, 1934 in Waterloo, Ill.  He died on May 26, 1995.  Mrs. Stemmely was a L.P.N., having worked at Audrain Medical Center, Coldwell Nursing Home and Ellis Fischel Hospital.  She moved to south Benton City in 1959 and moved to Mexico nine years ago.  She was a member of St. Brendan Catholic Church and the Sunshine Club.  Survivors include one daughter, Anita Riley and husband Glenn of Mexico; four grandchildren, Cathy Kuda and husband Howard, Tim Murphy and wife Vicki, Susan Harvey and Chris Riley; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sisters, Lucille Pelate, Esther Stemmley and Genieve Watson.


Name of Deceased: Virginia Ferrier Stevens
Newspaper: The Mexico Ledger
Date: Dec. 6, 2006

Obit: Virginia Ferrier Stevens, 86, of Mexico, died on Dec. 5, 2006, at Pin Oaks Nursing Center in Mexico. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, at Pickering Funeral Home with Bro. Jonathan Ingram officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from noon until service time at the funeral home. Burial in East Lawn Memorial Park. Mrs. Stevens was born on July 26, 1920, in Rush Hill, a daughter of Charles Ray and Edna Dorothea Pagel Playter. On Jan. 12, 1946, in Mexico, she married Vernon Ferrier, who died on Dec. 6, 1969. On Apr. 20, 1977, in Reno, Nev., she married George Stevens, who died on Oct. 22, 1996. She had worked in the hospitality industry. She was a member of Kentucky Road Christian Church, and had been active in the Moose Lodge. Survivors include a son, Lloyd Keith Ferrier of South America; a daughter, Vickie Lynn Nichols and husband Anthony, Fulton; two sisters, Nora Lee Poage and husband Robert A. Sr., Mexico, and Ruth Cooper and husband Chester, Auxvasse; several nieces and nephews; three grandchildren, one step-grandchild, six great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren. Memorial gifts may be made to the Alzheimers Association.

Name of Deceased: William Van Dillard Stone
Newspaper: The Wellsville, Mo., Optic News
Date: Nov. 15, 1978
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. at Myers Funeral Home in Wellsville for Vannie Stone. 76. Dr. Wesley Harmon officiated at the service. Burial was in the Wellsville Cemetery. Mr. Stone died Saturday morning at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico where he had been a patient for 10 days. William Van Dillard Stone was born in Mexico on Nov. 19, 1901, a son of Arlington and Emma Johnson Stone. He was married to Francis Leola Meyers on July 27, 1945. She preceded him in death Nov. 27, 1972. Surviving are a son, Merle Stone of Wellsville; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Norma Jean) Gowan of St. Louis; three grandsons; and a sister, Mrs. Henry Smith of St. Louis. Mr. Stone was a member of the Methodist Church. He was a retired farmer and moved to Wellsville a few years ago.

Mrs. French Strother, stepmother of Mrs. H. P. Warden of Mexico, died at her home in Union Hall, Va., a few days ago. Prof. French Strother, the husband is well remembered in Mexico at one time serving as School Commissioner of this county.
(Mexico Missouri Message, Audrain Co., Mo., January 6, 1910, front page. Submitted by Peggy Thompson)

Name of Deceased: Marguerite A. Sullivan
Newspaper: The Mexico, Mo., Ledger
Date: July 30, 2007
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Marguerite A. Sullivan, 95 of Mexico, died at 7:08 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2007 at Pin Oaks Nursing Center. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Brendan Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Brendan Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday evening at Arnold Funeral Home. Mrs. Sullivan was born March 23, 1912 in Quincy, Ill., the daughter of Louis L. and Angela Epping Walz. She married William B. Sullivan on Nov. 25, 1931 in Quincy, Ill. He died Dec. 18, 1992. Mrs. Sullivan had worked for 31 years at Continental Bank Supply and for 20 years worked for Missouri Military Academy. She was a member of St. Brendan Catholic Chirch and the Ladies Guild of the church. Survivors include on son, John Sullivan of Bellvue, Neb.; one daughter, Sandra Fike of Hoffman Estates, Ill.; grandchildren, John Sullivan Jr. of Omaha, Neb., Beth Mueller of Frisco, Texas, Steve Fike of Plano, Texas, Michelle Fuller of Omaha, Neb., Karen Berstein of Houston, Texas and Richard Fike of Cary, Ill.; and 10 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Russell Walz; one daughter-in-law, Brenda Sullivan; and on infant sister. Memorials may be made to the Heat Association.


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