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ST. PETERSBURG, FL--AUSTIN R. ""DOC'' CAIRNS, 82, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., formerly of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (May 12, 1998) at St. Francis Medical Center, Cape Girardeau.
Born in Coulterville, Ill., he moved to Cape Girardeau 19 years ago from New Port Richey. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Cape Girardeau. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, New Port Richey, a retired service manager for the Illinois Power Co., Sparta, Ill., past president of the Rotary Club, Sparta, past president of the Chamber of Commerce, Sparta, an elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Sparta, and an elder at First Presbyterian Church, New Port Richey, former member of the board of directors of Sparta Building and Loan, and a member of the International Electrical Workers Local 1306.
Survivors include his wife, Martha; a son, Richard P., Cape Girardeau; a daughter, Jean A., Downers Grove Ill.; a brother, Bobby R., Albuquerque, N.M.; and two grandchildren.
Ford and Sons Funeral Home, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
--St. Petersburg Times (FL) - May 14, 1998.



CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO--MANERVA PARILEE CAMPBELL,75, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital.  She was born May 23, 1927, in Ravenna, Texas, daughter of Wesley Isom Young and Carrie Jane Wright-Young. She and John Edward Campbell were married June 8, 1947, in Sherman, Texas.  Parilee Campbell was a dedicated educator who taught in Spangdelhem, Germany; Aviano, Italy; Minot, N.D.; and Alma Schrader School in Cape Girardeau for many years.  She was a 1944 graduate of Bonhi in Bonham, Texas. She received a bachelor of science degree in education and a master of arts degree from Southeast Missouri State University.  Parilee was a member of First Baptist Church, Etta Upchurch Sunday School Class, St. Mark Chapter 167 Order of Eastern Star of which she was a past worthy matron, past district deputy grand matron of 49th District of Missouri OES, White Shrine of Jerusalem 8, and Amaranth Court 14.  She received her 25-year pins in these organizations in 1992. She was also a recipient of an award from the General Grand Chapter in recognition of superior service.  Membership in other organizations included: Kappa Delta Pi, Kappa Pi, Delta Kappa Gamma, Nancy Hunter Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Southeast Missouri Council on the Arts, International Reading Association, Historical Society, Cape Girardeau Executives Club, Senior Learning Programs, life member of Missouri NEA and Southeast Missouri Alumni Association, and many other business and professional organizations.  She was listed in Who's Who in Missouri Educators: Personalities of the West and Midwest, and Who's Who Among American Women. 
Her husband survives.  Other survivors are two brothers, Earl W. Young of Ravenna, Marion G. Young of Peralta, N.M.; a sister, Oleta Walker of Ravenna; several nephews and a niece; a grand nephew; a grand niece; and a great-grand nephew.  She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Lois; and a daughter, Marca Jean Campbell. 
Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday. An Eastern Star service will be held at 7.  The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jay White officiating. Interment will be in Cape County Memorial Park.   (Contributed by Catherine Allison)


HACKENSACK, NJ--RICHARD JOHN CAMPBELL JR., 66, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., formerly of Ridgefield Park, died Thursday.
Before retiring in 1979, he was president of Ralph Edwards Sporting Goods, Cape Girardeau. He was a parishioner of St. Vincent R.C. Church, Cape Girardeau.
Surviving are his wife, Ann Gartlan Campbell; a son, R. J. III of St. Louis, Mo.; five daughters, Diane Howard of Cape Girardeau, Jo Bickers of Pomfret Center, Conn., Beth Buchanan of Coral Springs, Fla., Eileen Brune of Glendale, Ariz., and Cathie Larmie of Des Moines, Iowa; a brother, Donald of Bergenfield; a sister, Mildred Fasig of Great Falls, Va., and 12 grandchildren. Services were in Missouri, with arrangements by Ford & Sons Funeral Home, Cape Girardeau. Donations to the Parkinson 's Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Ave., Miami, Fla. 33136, would be appreciated.
--Record, The (Hackensack, NJ) - January 23, 1990.



AKRON, OH–GRACE CAMPRIANI, 71, died at her residence Feb. 16.
Mrs. Campriani was born in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and resided in Akron since 1925.
She is survived by brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Jo Baker; and  sister, Deanie Kaufman, all of Cuyahoga Falls.
There will be no calling hours or services. Memorials may be made to the Visiting Nurse Hospice Program in her memory.
(Clifford-Shoemaker, 928-2147.)
--Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - February 18, 1991


Cape Girardeau, MO--MRS. LILLIAN O. CARCTUST, 208 North Sprigg, died at 8:20 a.m. today at St. Francis Hospital.  She was 87 years old.
Mrs. Carctust was born Oct. 15, 1888 in Wynn, Ark.  She resided for several years in Cape Girardeau before moving to Beaverton, Mich., where she owned and operated a drive-in restaurant.  She returned to Cape Girardeau eight years ago.
She was a member of the Church of Christ here.
Mrs. Carctust was married to Tom Carctust on Jan. 17, 1928, and he preceded her in death in January 1974.
Surviving:  niece, Mrs. Pauline Nanna, Cape Girardeau, and nephew, W. T. Allison, Phoenix, Ariz.
The body is at Ford and Sons Funeral Home where services will be held at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. Wesley Hylton, pastor of the Church of Christ officiating.  Burial will be in Lorimier Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funral home after 6 tonight.  (Date on obituary was 03 Nov 1976.)


Cape Girardeau, MO--BURETTE LUTHER CARGLE JR., 65 of Cape Girardeau, died Monday, Oct. 19, 1992 at John J. Pershing Veterans Hospital in Poplar Bluff, MO.  He was born Oct. 9, 1927 in Cape Girardeau, son of Burette L. and Lottie L. Bridges Cargle.  He and Lavina Collier were married July 24, 1948.
Cargle was a retired truck driver with East Texas Motor Freight, and member of Zion Lutheran Church at Gordonville.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Michael Cargle of Dexter, Mo, Jeffrey Cargle of Miamisburg, Ohio; a sister, Wanda Smith of Independence, MO, and three grandchilden.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church.  The Rev. Karl Leeman will officiate, with burial in Passover Cemetery at Whitewater.
Friends may call at Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill from 5-8 p.m. today and 8-11 a.m. Wednesday and at the church from noon to service time.


Cape Girardeau, MO--MARY C. CARGLE--Mrs. Burette Cargle, 71 years old, formerly of Whitewater, died at 3:25 Friday afternoon at Cape La Croix Manor here.  Mrs. Mary C. Cargle was born Jan. 25, 1903 at Greenbrier and married Mr. Cargle Sept. 27, 1947.
Mrs. Cargle was a retired employee of International Soe Co. and moved to Whitewater 12 years ago.  She was a member of Whitewater Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star No. 174.
Surviving:  her husband; sons, Granville McIntosh, Belleville, IL, and Lords McIntosh, Overland; stepson, Burette L. Cargle, Jr., Cape Girardeau; step-daughters, Mrs. Wanda Pope, Independence, and Mrs. Edward Segraves, Scott City; stepfather, Ed Truitt, Cape Girardeau; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The body is at Walthers Funeral Home where Order of Eastern Star No 174 will have a service at 8 tonight.  Service will be at 2 Sunday afternoon at the funeral home with the Rev. Homer Allmon officiating.  He will be assisted by the Rev. M. O. Eisenhauer.  Burial will be in Memorial Park.  (Dated 20 July 1974)



OKLAHOMA CITY, OK--PAUL CARGLE, age 61, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15, 1988 at Baptist Medical Center. Born in Cape Girardeau, Mo. July 2, 1927, he had been a resident of the Moore area for a number of years. He retired from the Frisco Railroad in 1960 and then entered Civil Service at FAA, retiring in 1982, after which, he opened and was currently operating Cargle Heating & Air Conditioning. He was a member of the Baptist Church, and a Mason.
Survived by his wife of 40 years, Elwanda; 3 daughters, Brenda Dougan of Moore, Glenda Bernhart of West Burlington, Ia. and Nancy Massenburg of Dallas, Tx.; his father, B.C. Cargle of Cape Girardeau; 11 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren.
Paul had traveled extensively for the government and had made friendships all over the United States. The help he gave to so many will never be forgotten and he will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Services 10am Thursday in the Colonial Chapel South, Vondel L. Smith & Son Mortuary.
--Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - Wednesday, November 16, 1988



Cape Girardeau, MO--Services for MRS. C. MART CARLSON, 71 years old, who died at St. Francis here on Friday will be conducted at Farmington, Mich., Tuesday morning at 11 at the Thayer Funeral Home.  The Rev. Erick S. Hammer, pastor of Orchard United Methodist Church, will officiate and burial will be in White Chapel Cemetery at Troy, Mich.
Mrs. Carlson became ill Friday while traveling with her husband and was taken to St. Francis Hospital for treatment.  Arrangements for the service was made by Ford and Sons Funeral Home with the Thayer Funeral Home at Farmington.
Mrs. Carlson was born on Aug. 24, 1904 in the State of Indiana and was a resident of Farmington Hills, Mich.  Her husband survives.  --From a local newspaper dated 29 Mar 1976.



Cape Girardeau, MO--Funeral service for B. F. (BUD) CARR, 2823 Lear, Cape Girardeau, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ford and Sons Funeral Chapel.  Rev. Oscar Lukefahr will officiate, with burial in Memorial Park.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday.  Parish prayes will be at 7:30.  
Carr, 63 years old, died Saturday, March 19, 1988, while hunting in Mississippi.  He was born March 17, 1925 in Illinois, son of Benjamin F. and Odessa Ruth Haggy Carr.  He and the former Florence Brown were married Dec. 24, 1948 in Cairo, IL.
Carr had been employed by Auto Tire and Parts since April 2, 1951, and was manager of the Cape store 29 years.  He was a member of St. Vincent's Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Bart Carr of Cape; a daughter, Mrs. Larry Quade of Chaffee; his mother of Cairo; two sisters, Carol Murray of Cairo, Mary Henry of Garland, TX; four grandchildren, Amy Quade, Robert, Joseph, and Amanda Carr.


Cape Girardeau, MO--BRADLEY MICHAEL CARR, age 13 months, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1992 at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.  He was born Sept. 1, 1991 in Cape Girardeau, the son of Bobby Joe Carr and Joy Marie Todd.  They survive of Cape Girardeau.
Other survivors are maternal grandparents Jackie and Marie Todd and paternal grandparents Bobby and Ruth Carr, all of Cape Girardeau.
Friends may call Monday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Chapel.  Funeral service will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday at the chapel with the Rev. Don Berkbigler officiating.


Cape Girardeau, MO--WILLIAM FRANKLIN CARROLL, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008 at Saint Francis Medical Center.  He was born Sept 15, 1925 near Chaffee, MO, son of Louis and Pearl Carroll.  
Carroll was a veteran of World War II, serving as a sergeant in the U. S. Army.  He was employed in the garment industry for 25 years at Ralph Edwards Sportswear.  He worked for Procter & Gamble more than 10 years, retiring in May 1987.
Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Carroll; a son, Daniel Louis Carroll and wife Cindy of Kennett, MO; two grandsons, Brian and Dustin Carroll; and four granddaughters.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a son.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.  The funeral will be at noon Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Mike Huffman officiating.  Burial will be in Lorimier Cemetery with military rites conducted by Missouri Honors Team.


Cape Girardeau, Mo--ROSETTA E. CARTER, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Sept. 24, 1989 at the Cape Girardeau Care Center.  She was born Aug 14, 1899 in Little Rock, Ark.  She lived most of her life in Cape Girardeau, where she was a member of St. Matthews Baptist Church.  She is survived by her sister-in-law, Mrs. Mae Bell Howard of Chicago, Ill.  Friends may call today at 1:00 p.m. at the St. Matthews Baptist Church.  Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at the church.  Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery.  Sparks Funeral Home in Charleston is in charge of arrangements.  --Southeast Missourian.



CAPE GIRARDEAU--MARILYN JO CHAPMAN, 59, 2451 Janet, died Monday, March 6, 1995, at her home.
    She was born May 23, 1935, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Odis L. and Lucille Pierce Seabaugh. She and Calvin Chapman were married March 1, 1957, in Cape Girardeau.
    Chapman was a 1953 graduate of Central High School. She worked at Boatmen’s Bank Northwest the past 13 years, and was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, Cape Girardeau Country Club and Women’s Golf Association.
    She had been active in Girl Scouts, American Cancer Society, United Way, American Heart Association, Arthritis Foundation, was chairman of several committees for Heritage Ball, and held offices in Alma Schrader and Central Junior High PTAs. She participated in the former Jaycee Follies and Jaycee Wives. In 1972 she and her husband re-established the Braves and Squaws Annual Gold Tournament.
    Survivors include her husband; a son, Christ Chapman of St. Charles; a daughter, Karen Chapman of Cape Girardeau; her mother, Lucille Seabaugh of Cape Girardeau, and a grandson.
    Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Chapel from 4-8 p.m. today.
    Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel, with the Rev. Neil Stein officiating. Entombment will be in Memorial Park Mausoleum.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.


JOSHUA, TX - ROSE MARIE CHOSTNER, 62, died Monday, Aug. 16, 1999 at home.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Bridgetown Church of Nazarene in Jackson, Mo. Burial: Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson. Visitation: Friday at Shepard Funeral Chapel in Jackson, Mo.
Rose Chostner was born June 7, 1937, in St. Louis, Mo.
Survivors: Sister, Ronda Y. Whitwell and her husband, Glenn R. Whitwell; nephew, Steven C. Whitwell and his wife, Sandra L. Whitwell; niece, Jean M. Dotson and her husband, William R. Dotson; and great-nieces and nephews, Brian, Bobby, Blake and Janelle Dotson, Jonathon and David Whitwell.
Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel 7301 E. Lancaster Ave.
--Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX) - August 19, 1999.



O’FALLON--MARVIN CLARK, 81, of O'Fallon, died Feb. 13, 1998, at the Garden View Care Center in O'Fallon.
Mr. Clark was retired after working as an instrument technician supervisor at the Mississippi Lime Co. in Ste. Genevieve. He also owned an electrical contracting company in southeast Missouri.
He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in St. Charles, the Excelsior Lodge of Jackson, the Scottish Rite Temple in St. Louis, the Moolah Temple of St. Louis, the Capaha Scottish Rite Club of Cape Girardeau, the International Shrine Clown Association and the American Legion Post 150 in Ste. Genevieve.
He attended Ranken Technical Institute and Washington University. He served in the Army in World War II and in the Navy Ordnance in St. Louis as an aerial torpedo technician. In 1943, he invented the thermocouple to test the turbine combustion for the aerial torpedo.
The funeral service was last week at McCombs Funeral Chapel in Jackson, Mo., with burial at Memorial Park Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.
Among survivors are a son, Wayne Clark of St. Charles; a brother, Ralph Clark of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a half-sister, Edna Sneathen of Gordonville, Mo.; and a half-brother, Hank Ueleke of Dixon, Ill.
--St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) - February 23, 1998.


Kirkwood, MO--JULIA VANDIVORT STEIN CLEMENT, 98, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008 in Kirkwood, Mo.  She was born Aug. 4, 1909 in Jackson, daughter of Clyde A. and Julie Adele Sanford Vandivort.
Julia Sanford Vandivort Stein Clement grew up in Cape Girardeau before automobiles, household appliances, penicillin, women priests in the Episcopal Church, a woman's right to vote and the civil rights movement.  During her lifetime she witnessed more changes than at any period in our nation's history and welcomed most of them with gracious acceptance and flexibility.  A tall child for her generation, Julia loved to read and hated to practice the violin in her family quartet or participate in sports with her six brothers and sisters.  The love of reading may have been a contributing factor to her graduation from college at age 19, and success in teaching school in St. Louis to children only slightly younger than herself.
Julia married her boyhood beau, Harry Arthur Stein, at the age of 21 and had her first child, Paul Arthur Stein (wife Marjorie) at age 28.  Being a stay-at-home-mom did not preclude Julia from being a founder of the Fort San Carlos Chapter of the DAR, a PEO, and countless volunteer positions in the local school system.  Despite bearing another son at age 31, Ronald Forrest Stein (wife Lucinda), and a daughter at 36, Harriett Stein Smith (husband Whitson Smith), Julia found time to be the hub of a huge social network in Webster Groves, Mo.
Reading everything in print about current events, actively attending her life-long Episcopal Church, dancing at the Webster Groves Monday Club, fishing, bowling, playing bridge at a championship level into her late 90s and nurturing a vast group of friends and family through crises and triumphs were accomplishments for which Julia Vandivort Stein was widely known.
Indeed she believed her grandmother's admonition, "If you can't say something nice about someone, say nothing at all" and as a result was beloved by all who knew her.
Julia hated aging and losing her ability to drive at 90.  She loved aging and seeing her beautiful grandchildren Julia Koenig (John), Alex Smith (Sheri), Leslie Korte (Kevin), Kathryn Stein (Steve Palley), Valerie Mendizabal (Lorenzo), Paul Garwood Stein, and beloved great-grandchildren Emma, Harry, Julia, Hannah, Alex, Olivia, Paul and Ethan, living happy lives.  An interview with every single one of Julia's relatives--living and dead--would convince any listener she is the finest example of womanhood they knew.
Handling graveside service Saturday at 1 p.m. at Cape County Memorial Park is Ford and Sons Funeral Home.  The Rev. Robert Towner will officiate.  The family will receive visitors from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the home of Ronald Stein, 858 Twin Pine Drive, Des Peres, Mo.


Avon Park, FL--EARL K. COBB, 77, of Avon Park died Wednesday at Hillcrest Nursing Home. A native of Oak Ridge, Mo., he moved to this area in 1976 from Detroit. He was a sales manager for an auto parts and service company, a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army, and a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Avon Park. He is survived by his wife, Ginny; two daughters, Carol Yurkus of Jackson, Mich., and Cristyn Goodwin of Tulsa, Okla.; three sons, Earl K. Jr. of San Francisco, James D. of Avon Park and Stephen J. of Mansfield, Ohio; a brother, John of Morristown, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Avon Park. --Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - January 6, 1994.



Wellington, MO--Ruth E. COBB, wife of William B Cobb and dau of Thomas & Levinia Price, was born in Cape Girardeau co, Mo, 26 Aug 1842, and died in Wellington, Lafayette co, Mo, 30 Sept 1877 … May God be merciful to the husband and his two motherless children. – Thos M Cobb
(Source: The St. Louis Christian Advocate; Compiled and Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, C.G.R.S.; Obituaries, July 1877 – Dec. 1879; 14 Nov. 1877; transcribed by Kim Mohler)



EULA C. COBBLE, 91, of Manchester, Mo., died Monday, July 14, 2003, at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis.
    She was born Feb. 4, 1912, at Millersville, daughter of Daniel L. and Elsie Miller Wallis. She and Jessie Ray Cobble were married in February 1933, at Benton, Mo. He died in 1995.
    Cobble was a member of Maple United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star and Carpenters Union Auxiliary.
    Survivors include a son, Dan Cobble of Jefferson City, Mo.; a daughter, Frankie Arcand of Manchester; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters and a grandchild.
    Friends may call at Ford & Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday. An Eastern Star service will be held at 7.
    The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jim Cooper officiating. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery at Jackson.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.



MASON CITY, IL - MAXWELL C. CONGER, 82, of Easton, (IL), formerly of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and born in Anchor, (IL) died at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday (May 6, 1997) at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln, IL. His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Styninger Funeral Home, Mason City, the Rev. Bob Paddack officiating. Burial will be in Mason City Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Styninger Funeral Home, Mason City, with Masonic rites at 7:30 p.m.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth Conger; one daughter, Rochelle Hoelcher, Fairbury, (IL); one stepdaughter, Mary Dipasquale, Mason City; one stepson, Joseph Smith, Norfolk, Va.; two sisters, Betty Schmidt, Cape Coral, Fla., and Joan Longmier, Show Low, Ariz.; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was born April 22, 1915, in Anchor, the son of Clifford Roy and Barbara Fannin Conger. He married Ruth Bass in October 1962 in Springfield, (IL).
His parents and one brother preceded him in death.
Mr. Conger was a truck driver for ABF Trucking Co. He was founder and past president of the Teamsters Retirees Club in Cape Girardeau. He was also a member of the Mason City Lodge 403 AF & AM and the Shriners Club in Springfield..
--Pantagraph, The (Bloomington, IL) - May 8, 1997.



Jackson, Mo.--RONNIE LEE CONKLIN, 56, of Jackson died Saturday, June 7, 2008 at Southeast Missouri Hospital.  He was born Aug. 1, 1951, in Cape Girardeau, son of Oscar E. and Ruby Lucille Underwood Conklin.  He graduated from Cape Girardeau Central High School.  He served in the U. S. Marines from March 25, 1969 to April 6, 1971.  He was the owner and operator of Ace Drainage & Sewer and was a member of Carpenter's Local 1770.  
He is survived by a daughter, Wendy Conklin (Jeffrey) Street of Cape Girardeau; two brothers, Ray Conklin of Kelso, Mo., and Jack Conklin of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Clara Bass of Pocahontas, Mo.; and a grandchild, Chloe Elizabeth Street.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandchild.  Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home.  Service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Janet Hopkins officiating.  Burial will be in Lorimier Cemetery in Cape Girardeau with full military honors by the Missouri Honors Team.  Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Higginsville, MO–GERTRUDE MARIE CONRAD, 76, Higginsville, Mo., died Dec. 26, 1991, at a hospital in Warrensburg. She was born in Burfordville, Mo., and lived in Plattsburg, Mo., for 27 years before moving to Higginsville in 1983. Mrs. Conrad taught elementary school for 42 years, teaching in Plattsburg for 22 years before she retired. She was a 1962 graduate of Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville. She was a member of the Missouri State Teachers Association. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Higginsville, and its Mary Martha Circle. Survivors include her husband, Myron M. Conrad of the home; a daughter, Mary Ruth Wood, Higginsville; a sister, Ruth Froemsdorf, Jackson, Mo.; and two grandsons. Services will be a t 2 p.m. Monday at the Hoefer Chapel, Higginsville; burial in the Higginsville City Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the chapel.
--Kansas City Star, The (MO) - December 29, 1991.



DECATUR, IL–JOHNNY P. COOK, 89, of Decatur, formerly of Taylorville, died 1:15 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 23, 1996) in his residence.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday in Shafer Funeral Home, Taylorville, with the Rev. Rodney Blomquist officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville.
Mr. Cook was born in Cape County, Mo., on Oct. 2, 1906, the son of Napolean Dallas and Martha McIntyre Cook. He was a farmer and member of Zion Methodist Church, Gordonville, Mo. He married Minnie Gartung. She preceded him in death.
Surviving are his daughters, Mrs. James (Dorothy) Isaac of Divernon; Mrs. Daniel (Barbara) Phillips and Mrs. Paul (Jeanetta) Huebner, both of Decatur; brother, Willie Cook of Taylorville; Walter Cook of Missouri; sisters, Dora Bishop and Ellen Dickie, both of Missouri; Esther Roberts of Arkansas; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, one son, one grandchild, eight brothers and eight sisters.
--Herald & Review (Decatur, IL) - January 25, 1996.



Fort Wayne, IN--LELA G. COOK, 82, of Fort Wayne died Wednesday in Medco Center.
The Cape Girardeau, Mo., native was a retired nurses' aide.
Surviving are a daughter, Betty Webster of Piedmont, Mo.; sons, Howard E. of Caseyville, Ill., and Kenneth R. of Tacoma, Wash.; a sister, Lucille Bowerman of Cape Girardeau; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services are 2 p.m. tomorrow in D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., where calling is noon to 2 p.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens.
--News-Sentinel, The (Fort Wayne, IN) - February 18, 1992.



CAPE GIRARDEAU--MRS. J. W. CORA, 42 years old, 16 North Henderson, died Sunday in a nursing home here where she had been a patient five months.  Mrs. Cora had been in ill health for seven years.  She had moved to Cape Girardeau as a child and attended the public schools here and graduated from Central High School.  She also attended State College three years. 
Mrs. Cora was a member of First Baptist Church and was formerly church secretary for seven years.  The former Miss Georgia Ann Kremer was born July 1, 1929, in Piggott, Ark., and married Mr. Cora June 4, 1950 in Cape Girardeau. He survives. 
Also surviving are a son, Jay Kent Cora, and her mother Mrs. Mary Esther Kremer, both of Cape Girardeau. 
The body is at Brinkopf-Howell Funeral Home, where friends may call after 7 tonight. Funeral services will be held at 2 Tuesday afternoon at the funeral home.  Dr. W. T. Holland, pastor of First Baptist Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Lorimier Cemetery. Pallbearers will Myron H. Anderson, Ju1ian V. Howes, Earl Wilt, James Niswonger, and Joseph J. Russell.  --Contributed by Catherine Allison.

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Harrisonville, MO--GUSSIE COX, 88, died April 9, 1994, in the Golden Years Care Services nursing home, Harrisonville, where she lived. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Atkinson Chapel, Adrian, Mo.; burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the chapel.
Mrs. Cox was born in Pocahontas, Mo., and lived in Iola, Kan., and Rich Hill, Mo., and Liberty, MO before moving to Harrisonville in 1993. She was a Baptist.
Survivors include a son, Dale Wilson, Sturgeon, Mo.; two sisters, Myrtle Crotty, Harrisonville, and Zola Duncan, Butler, Mo.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  --Kansas City Star, The (MO) - April 13, 1994


Clearwater, FL--MONA LEONE COX, 85, of 2491 Nursery Road, Clearwater, and Jackson, Mo., died Monday (June 4, 1990) at Manor Care of Dunedin. She was born in West End, Ill., and was a winter resident here since 1987. She was a supervisor of pediatrics at Southeast Missouri Hospital, Cape Girardeau, Mo. She was a graduate of Southern Illinois University. She was a member of New McKendree United Methodist Church, Jackson, Mo. Survivors include two stepsons, Wayne Cox, Independence, Mo., and Leslie Cox, Danville, Ark.; a stepdaughter, Maxine Fowler, Danville; two sisters, Alice Hobb Cowgur, Clearwater, and Helen H. Dippel, Pinckneyville, Ill.; a cousin, Ruby Jones Meyer, Fort Lauderdale; and 10 step-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Guardian Funeral Home, Belcher Road Chapel.
--St. Petersburg Times (FL) - June 5, 1990.



CAPE GIRARDEAU--JACK D. CRAFT, 70, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at his home.  He was born June 12, 1934, in Cape Girardeau, son of Seth R. and Mary A. Eaker Craft. He and Betty Macke were married Feb. 6, 1960, in Cape Girardeau.
    Craft was a salesman in the automotive industry and retired from Jim Wilson Co. He was a member of VFW Post 3838, American Legion Post 63 and Eagles Aerie.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
    Survivors include his wife; two sons, Brian Craft of Frisco, Texas, Wayne Craft of Biehle, Mo.; a daughter, Susan Burton of Cape Girardeau; a brother, Robert Craft of Jackson; two sisters, Dorothy Halter of Oran, Mo., Virginia Feverston of Cape Girardeau; and eight grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents.
    Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.
    The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. John Rhodes officiating. Burial will be in New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery at Pocahontas.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.



POPLAR BLUFF--ROY L. CRAFT, 87, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, at Westwood Hills Health Care Center in Poplar Bluff.
    He was born Jan. 22, 1920, at Neelys Landing, son of Hardy and Marie Gohn Craft. He and A. Venita Schiwitz were married Jan. 31, 1943. She died Jan. 28, 1987.
    Craft had owned and operated a Zephyr Station at the corner of Sprigg and Themis streets. He was a member of the Eagles Aerie.
    Survivors include two sons, Tom Craft of Murphy, N.C., Leroy Craft of St. Louis; a daughter, Margaret Brown of Wappapello, Mo.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
    Friends may call from 10 a.m. to service time Thursday at Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel.
    Graveside service will be at noon Thursday at Lorimer Cemetery, with Gary Belcher officiating.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.



CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Funeral mass for MRS. JO DONNA CRENSHAW of Jefferson City will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent’s Church. Rev. Art Basler will officiate, with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
    Friends may call at Ford and Sons Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. Friday, with parish prayers at 7:30.
    Mrs. Crenshaw, 55 years old, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 1989, at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia.
    She was born Aug. 9, 1934, in Cape, daughter of William Anthony and Desha Kirk Day.
    Mrs. Crenshaw was an owner/teacher at Jo Donna Day Dance Studio from 1951-57 and 1962-64, and a Jo Donna Dance and Aerobic Center from 1974-86. She was also an ice skating director/teacher at Plaza Galleria from 1984-85, and administrator at Metro Business College in Jefferson City 1986-87.
    Her other employment included clerk/typist at Engineering Laboratories in New Jersey 1957-59; secretary at Simpson Oil Co. in Charleston 1959; elementary teacher at Anniston School 1959-61; co-owner of H/R Food Distributors in Charleston 1964-69; personnel counselor at Loehr Employment 1970-73, and typist at Superior Electric Corp. 1973-76.
    Mrs. Crenshaw was a customer service representative at Gordon’s Jewelers and manager of G. Charles CLothing in Jefferson City in 1987.
    She was currently employed at Zale’s and Dillard’s Department Stores in Jefferson City. She had just received the outstanding sales award for 1989.
    Mrs. Crenshaw organized and directed a certification clinic for aerobic dance instructors while a clinician with American Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Recreation and Dance.
    She was a former board member of American Heart Association. She developed and implemented an aerobic dance marathon that raised $6,400 for the association, which set a national record.
    Mrs. Crenshaw participated in numerous fund-raising projects in the community, and held a copyright on her aerobic dance program “Aerobic Motions.”
    She was a member of St. Vincent’s Church, Dance Educators of America, American Running and Fitness Association, Clogging Leaders Organization, P.E.O., Chamber of Commerce in Jefferson City, and charter member of International Dance and Exercise Association.
    Survivors include a son, Gregory Crenshaw of Boston, Mass.; two daughters, Mrs. Bryan B. (Rhonda) Young of Cape, Mrs. Brian (Gina) Suchman of Jefferson City, and a grandson, Jordan Young of Cape.
    She was preceded in death by a brother, Dan Day.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.



Sullivan, MO--WANDA LEE CRITES, 67, Sullivan, MO, (formerly of Delta, MO) passed away Tuesday, July 29, 1997. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, MO; interment will be in Brush Creek Cemetery, Gray Summit, MO.
Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan.  (Arrangements: Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, MO)   --Kansas City Star, The (MO) - July 30, 1997



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