Cape Girardeau County Missouri
GIRARDEAU--Funeral for BRENDA JOYCE
EAKIN of Cape Girardeau will be held at 10
a.m. today at Lynwood Baptist Church, with the Rev.
Mark Anderson officiating. Burial will be in
Memorial Gardens at Sikeston.
Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel is in
charge of arrangements.
Eakin, 55, died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998, in
an automobile accident near Ware, Ill.
She as born April 30, 1943, at New
Madrid, daughter of John A. and Zora Perigan
Dixon. She and Jim Eakin were married Aug. 16,
1964, at Bell City.
Eakin and her husband owned and operated
a car rental business. She was a member of
Survivors include her husband; two sons,
Christopher and Mandy Eakin, both of Cape Girardeau;
a daughter, Dr. Lori Eakin of Kansas City; five
brothers, Jim Dixon of St. Louis, Joe Dixon of
Belton, Texas, Ted Dixon of Collinsville, Ill.,
Johnie and Don Dixon, both of Sikeston; two sisters,
Norma Davis of Advance, Linda Webster of Belleville,
Ill.; and a grandchild.
--Transcribed by Leslie Riney
LACON, IL -- JAY E. EAKINS,
64, of 418 S. Washington St., formerly of Princeville, died
at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, 1993, at his daughter's
Born March 15, 1929, in Jackson, Mo., to Troy and Maine
Slinkard Eakins, he married Mattie Smith.
are one son, William T. of Lacon; two daughters, Cynthia
Lacon and Leticia Hummer of Chillicothe; one brother, Norman
Kankakee; two sisters, Dottie Roberts of St. Louis and Doris
Gordonville, Mo.; and five grandchildren. Three brothers
He was a Korean War Army veteran. He worked for the
Santa Fe Railroad for 14 years and later worked for Peoria
Inc., last working in 1986. He was a member of the Teamsters
Local 627 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4999 of
services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Fairview Cemetery in
Mo. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Hammitt
Funeral Home in
-- Peoria Journal Star, The (IL) - April 22, 1993.
Mo. -- Funeral for LAURA L. EAKINS
of Sikeston will be held at 10 a.m. today at Ponder
Funeral Home. The
Rev. Dolan Rogers will officiate. Burial will be in Cape
Memorial Park in Cape Girardeau.
Eakins, 87, died Saturday, Sept. 15,
2001, at Miner Nursing Center.
She was born Nov. 3, 1913, in Cape
daughter of Albert C. and Hulda C. Erickson Dittlinger.
Paul Roscoe Eakins, who died in October 1990.
Eakins owned and operated Eakins
Plaza. She attended Chapel by the Lake.
Survivors include a son, Randy Eakins
of Sikeston; a
daughter, Patricia Newman of Sikeston; two
grandchildren; and four
She was preceded in death by a son.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia
L. EAST, 78, of Melbourne, Florida, died
26, 2003, at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne.
He was born Feb. 6, 1925, in Murphysboro, Illinois, son of
Aurelia Young East. East was a graduate of the
Mary's High School in Cape
Girardeau. He was a retired master sergeant with the U.S.
and also retired from McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis.
a member of Ascension Catholic Church, American Legion
Post 163, Elks
Lodge 1744. Mr. East was a storyteller extraordinaire and
with Daily Bread.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Betty; two
Dukeman of Melbourne, and Sandi Trosset of Key West,
brothers, J.J. and William East of Cape Girardeau.
Missouri; a sister,
Betty Dougan of Cumberland, Maryland; four grandchildren;
A memorial mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday,
April 2, 2003 at
Ascension Catholic Church in Melbourne. Burial will be in
National Cemetery at Bushnell.--Southeast Missourian, Cape
Missouri, March 28, 2003, contributed by Bill East.
St. Peters, MO--DAVID
EAST, 50, of St. Peters, Mo., formerly of Cape
died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006, at his home. He was
17, 1956, in Cape Girardeau, son of John Jefferson and
Mr. East graduated from Central High School in 1974, and
Missouri State University in 1980 and played on the
Indians football team. He was a pharmaceutical sales
representative with Pfizer 22 years and prior to that
Thorngate Ltd. in Cape Girardeau.
Mr. East was a member of St. Joseph of Cottleville
Catholic Church in
St. Charles, Mo.
He is survived by a son, Jeffrey East of Knoxville, Tenn.;
Lauren East of Knoxville; his mother, Dorothy East of Cape
four brothers, William "Bill" East and wife, Judy, of
Parma, Ohio, John
East and wife, Dotte, of Cape Girardeau, Rick East and
wife, Becky, of
Cape Girardeau, Stephen East and wife, Becky, of St.
three sisters, Barbara Glueck and husband, Kevin, of
Kelso, Mo., Karen
Altenthal and husband, Brad, of Cape Girardeau, Mary
husband, Keith, of Cape Girardeau; fiancee, Sharon Hopmann
Peters; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and a brother,
Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral
Home from 4 to 8
p.m. Sunday. Parish prayers will be at 7:30.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent de
Church, with the Rev. David Hulshof and the Rev. Rick
officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
may be made to American Cancer Society, 106 Farrar Drive,
Girardeau, Mo., 63701. --Contributed by Bill East.
H. EAST, 73 years
old, who was associated with his son, J. J. East, in the
West Mount Garden, a tourist and filling station
establishment on Kings
Highway at Hopper Road, died at 6:30 o'clock Tuesday
afternoon at a
hospital here. Mr. East was a retired farmer and with Mrs.
here four years ago from Murphysboro, Ill.
The body was taken to the Brinkopf-Howell Funeral Home and
taken to the Presbyterian Church Thursday afternoon at 1
service at 2 o'clock. The pastor, Rev. C. E. Mount,
in charge and interment will be in a cemetery at Anna,
Born in Grand Tower, Ill., Feb. 3, 1876, Mr. East was
married in 1900
to Martha Rendleman. He was a member of the Presbyterian
Grand Tower and of the Knights of Pythias lodge at
Murphysboro. He is
survived by the son here, a daughter, Mrs. Adora
Chester, Ill., six grandchildren, and six
"The Southeast Missourian" (Cape Girardeau, Mo.), Jan 25,
by Bill East
Lake Worth, FL--J.
(JEFF) EAST, a former resident of Cape Girardeau,
1 Friday afternoon in a Lake Worth, Fla., hospital.
In 1946 he built and operated the West Mount Motel in Cape
before moving to Lantana, Fla., in 1957. He was a member
of St. Mary's
Cathedral and Parish here.
Surviving: his wife; sons, Charles, St. Louis, J. J. Jr.,
both of Cape Girardeau; daughter Mrs. Stan Dougan,
sister, Mrs. Dora Heckman, Ziegler, Ill.; 18 grandchildren
The body is at Ford and Sons Funeral Home where friends
may call after
2 Sunday afternoon where a prayer service will be held at
The body will then be taken to St. Cloud, Minn., for
service and burial.
--The Southeast Missourian, Cape Girardeau, Missourian,
April 13, 1974,
contributed by Bill East.
Cape Girardeau, MO--JOHN
EAST JR., 77, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday,
Sept. 18, 2004, at his home. He was born Aug. 11,
Murphysboro, Ill., son of John Jefferson Sr. and Aurelia
He and Dorothy S. Ladd were married July 31, 1947,
East retired in 1992 from Elfrink Truck Lines, having
worked in sales
and claims for 25 years. He was a member of St. Vincent de
Church and Elks Lodge 639. He was a veteran of World War
II and the
Korean War, serving with the Navy Seabees on Guam and
Survivors include his wife; five sons, William "Bill" East
Ohio, John J. and Rick East, both of Cape Girardeau, David
Jackson, Tenn., Stephen East of St. Charles, Mo.; three
Barbara Glueck of Kelso, Mo., Karen Altenthal and Mary
Boeller, both of
Cape Girardeau; a brother, Bill East of Cape Girardeau; a
June Dougan of Cumberland, Md.; an aunt, Viola Klinkman of
Ill.; 26 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Roger East; a brother,
and his parents.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons
Funeral Home. Parish prayers will be at 7 p.m., and Elks
be at 7:30 p.m. The funeral will be at 10 a.m.
Tuesday at St.
Vincent de Paul Church, with the Revs. Rickey Valleroy and
Swanson officiating. Burial
will be in St. Mary Cemetery at Cape Girardeau, with
military rites by
VFW Post 3838 and the Missouri Honor Guard.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or
Heart Association—The Southeast Missourian, Cape
September 20, 2004, contributed by Bill East.
Lone Oak, KY--ROGER
EAST, 46, of Lone Oak died at 5:25 a.m. Monday at
Hospital in Paducah. He was born April 27, 1952, at
Girardeau, Mo. Mr. East, a graduate of Central High
and Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau,
as a pharmaceutical
representative. An Army Veteran of the Vietnam War,
was a major in the Missouri Army National Guard, and was a
the National Guard Association and the Veterans of Foreign
He was a member of the Kentucky Coaches Association
Lone Oak High School Football Quarterback Club. He was a
coach for the Lone Oak High football club and was active
in the Lone
Oak High soccer league.
Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Thomas More
where he was a member . The Rev. Ricky Valleroy and the
Wieder will officiate. Burial with military rites will be
Mr. East is survived by his wife, Pam East; three sons,
Nathan East, and Erik East, all of Lone Oak; his parents,
J. J. and
Dorothy East of Cape Girardeau; five brothers, William
East of Parma,
Ohio, John East and Richard East of Cape Girardeau, David
Jackson , Tenn., and Stephen East of St. Charles, Mo.;
Barbara Glueck of Kelso, Mo., and Karen Altenthal and Mary
both of Cape Girardeau; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call after 5 p. m. today at Lone Oak Funeral
prayers will be said at 7 this evening. Expressions
may take the form of contributions to Lone Oak High School
Fund, 225 College Ave., Paducah, KY 42001; or the American
Society, P.O. Box 2615, Paducah KY 42002.--Paducah
Democrat, Tuesday, January 12, 1999, contributed by Bill
(Note: Roger East's remains were reinterned in
Cemetery, Cape Girardeau, MO in 2005)
100, of Wentzville-- A graveside service was held Saturday
Jackson, Mo., City Cemetery for Emma Rose Eaves of
Mrs. Eaves, 100, died of infirmities Thursday at
Wentzville Park Care Center in Wentzville.
Surviving are a son, Samuel Stewart of Artesia, N.M.; two
Mildred Allen of Doniphan, Mo., and Judith Knipp of St.
grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and two
Memorials can be made to the Wentzville Park Care Center.
Prinster-Paul Funeral home of St. Charles was in charge of
--St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) - January 4, 1988
IL–DOROTHY A. ECKELMANN
88, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., formerly of Normal, died at
Wednesday (Nov. 1, 1995) at Ratliff Nursing Home, Cape
graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial
Cape Girardeau, the Rev. James Caughlan officiating.
Survivors include one brother, Louis Eckelmann,
Springfield; and one sister, Evelyn Camp, Poplar Bluff,
--Pantagraph, The (Bloomington, IL) - November 3, 1995
IL.--HEAT STROKE CAUSED
of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Died in This City--Albert Eckhardt
Girardeau, Mo., died Tuesday night at 9:45 o'clock at the
home of Mr.
and Mrs. William Belcour of 224 North Jackson Street.
Mr. Eckhardt came to this city about two weeks ago to
visit his wife
and son, who have been spending the summer here. He
Postmaster at Cape Girardeau for twelve years, but owing
resigned and went to St. Louis, where he was employed at
On July 4th he suffered a heat stroke, from which he never
fully recovered. Death was due to an abscess on the
Deceased was born in Cape Girardeau, Mo., February 18,
was married September 21, 1904 to Miss Carrie Houck of
He is survived by his widow; one son, Claude, 8
years old; his
mother; two sisters, Misses Louise and Olga Eckhardt of
and one brother, Robert Eckhardt of Chicago.
The body will be shipped to Cape Girardeau at 6:45 o'clock
Wednesday evening, and the funeral will be held Thursday
--Source: Belleville (IL) News-Democrat, Sept. 10,
Source: Southeast Missourian, dated May 2013;
contributed by Catherine Allison; transcribed by S. Gruver
Abstract: Age 77, residence: Cape Girardeau,
Born: 17 Dec. 1935 in Marion, Ill.
Died: 8 May 2013 at Saint Francis Medical Center
Parents: John Paul & Louise Penrod Felts
Marriage: Billy Dean Eifert
Employment: Drury Inns
Affiliations: St. Andrew Lutheran Church
Hobbies: secretary of Central High School 1950s
reunion committee; loved to read
Children: Tammy Eifert
Preceded in death by parents & a daughter
Buried: Cape County Memorial Park
FL--EUGENE PAUL EISSMAN, 91, of Lakeland died
(Jan. 6, 1997) at home. A native of Whitewater, Mo., he
moved to this
area 32 years ago from Muncie, Ind., where he retired as
director at Ball Memorial Hospital and also served 12
years as Delaware
County coroner. He was a member of First Presbyterian
Beautification Committee and the Masons. He was past
Imperial Rose Society. He is survived by his wife, Louise;
Robert of Lakeland; a daughter, Nancy Myers of Syracuse,
grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Heath Funeral
Lakeland. --Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - January 8, 1997
Cape Girardeau, Mo--JOYCE
69, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008 at her
was born May 23, 1939 in California, Mo., daughter of
Lilburn and Alma
Elliott Graham. Engert had been a clerk with the State
Missouri Division of Family Services.
Survivors include her father of California, Mo.; a son, Mark
of Perryville, Mo.; a daughter, Debra White of Edinburgh,
IN; a sister,
Wynona Turley of Booneville, Mo; and two grandchildren.
preceded in death by her mother.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ford and Sons
Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Friday at
home, with the Rev. Donny Ford officiating. Entombment
will be in
Cape County Memorial Park Mausoleum.
-- Funeral service for MRS. AGNES ENGLEHART
of Fruitland will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at
Funeral Chapel in Jackson. Rev. Jim Davis will
officiate, with burial
in Plesant Hill Cemetery near here.
Friends may call at the funeral home
after 3 p.m. today.
Mrs. Englehart, 83 years old, died
Saturday, Aug. 13, 1988, at the Lutheran Home in Cape
She was born Aug. 8, 1905, in
of Robert and Ida Morrison Bandy. She married Herbert
16, 1922, who died March 24, 1975.
The couple lived all their married
life in the
Leemon community. Mrs. Englehart had taught school in
Madrid and Cape Girardeau Counties. She also had worked
Variety Store in Jackson. She was a member of New
Survivors include three sons, William
St. Louis County, Robert Englehart of O’Fallon, James
of Cape; a sister, Mrs. Inez Rogers of Bryan, Ohio; six
and 11 great-grandchildren.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia
Rushville, IL--MARSHALL H. ERVIN--The
Rev. Dr. Marshall H. Ervin, 85, of Culbertson Gardens,
died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at Culbertson Memorial
He was born April 8, 1916, to the late Marshall L. and
Ervin in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He married Robbie V.
March 22, 1936, in Corning, Ark.
She survives, along with three sons, Marshall L. (wife
Macomb, IL, Jim W. (wife Jeanne) of Rushville, and Dennis
Deborah) of Omaha, Neb.; one daughter, Mrs. Patricia A.
Dick) of Littleton, IL; nine grandchildren; and 14
great-grandchildren. Two sisters and two brothers preceded
him in death.
Dr. Ervin was an ordained clergyman of the United
Methodist Church and
served as Decatur District Superintendent for six years.
served the following United Methodist churches in the
Conference: Divernon, Glenarm, Farmersville, Rushville
East Peoria First Church, and Rock Island First
as executive director of Wesley Towers Retirement
Mattoon, IL for five years. He retired from active
Ervin received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Asbury
bachelor of divinity, and master of religious education
Garrett Evangelical Seminary in Evanston. He was
doctor of divinity degree by MacMurray College in
Jacksonville, and was named Pastor Emeritus by the First
Methodist Church of Rushville.
In retirement, Dr. Ervin organized the development
Culbertson Memorial Hospital where he served as director
for 10 years.
He was instrumental in raising funds to build the Dohner
Center in Rushville. He was named the Paul Harris
was awarded the
Service Above Self Award by the Rushville Rotary
also was chosen to serve as parade marshall for
Rushville's Smiles Day.
At the age of 80, Dr. Ervin became an author, publishing
after retiring from Culbertson Hospital.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the First United
in Rushville with Rev. Scott Henley officiating.
in the Rushville City Cemetery.
The Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville was in charge of
Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist
Rushville, Culbertson Gardens or the Cass-Schuyler Area
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, December 5, 2001, page 15,
contributed by a Friend of Free Genealogy- 2007]
Cape civic leader ‘Dutch’
Former funeral director
and Cape Girardeau civic leader, WILLARD
H. "DUTCH" ESTES died Friday at age 89. He
had been in ill health in recent years.
“He was a good man,” said Lester
Burchyett of McClure, Ill. “Dutch was a wonderful person.
tried to be a friend to everybody.”
Burchyett worked with Estes at the
Brinkopf-Howell Funeral Home for some 40 years.
Burchyett said he and Estes did much of
ambulance work years ago before there was a full-time
“We did about 80 percent of the
work,” he said. “The other funeral homes didn’t do
A hearse was used both for funerals and
runs, Burchyett said, adding that “back in those days, we
got $3 for an ambulance trip in town.”
Estes always had something to say, and
like to talk,” said Burchyett. “We were very, very close.
just wished he could have lived longer.”
Estes retired from the funeral home
business in September 1989.
He served on the board of directors for
the local Salvation Army for more than 60 years.
Estes received the second-ever
from the Salvation Army, an award given nationally to
Estes also was active in the Cape
Girardeau Chamber of Commerce and numerous other civic
“He was a chamber member forever,” said
John Mehner, chamber president.
For the past 13 years, he had handed
out the annual
Cobblestone Award. The cobblestones, which came from the
riverfront, were presented to people who exhibited civic
Estes was a charter member of the Cape
Jaycees and helped form the River Heritage Museum, Trail
of Tears State
Park and Bollinger Mill State Historic Site.
Before a bout with cancer slowed his
pace, he was a sought-after speaker.
He grew up in Bollinger County.
Interviewed in 1990,
Estes recalled how he got his nickname of “Dutch”:
“There was a big German man who I used
follow around all the time. So they used to call me the
Estes graduated from Will Mayfield
College in Marble
Hill, Southeast Missouri State University and
College of Mortuary Science, receiving his embalmer’s
In the early days, undertakers often
had a line of clothing available for customers.
“Some people didn’t have a suit to be
buried in,” Estes said in 1990. “I have even put my own
clothes on a body when he didn’t have a suit and the
couldn’t afford one.”
“If people trust you enough to take
their loved ones, I always felt I should do the best job I
could,” he said.
Estes was born on Nov. 25, 1908, at
Marble Hill, the son of James L. and Tava Hahs Estes.
He and Frankie M. Williams were married
on April 20, 1930, at Marble Hill.
He was a member of the First
Presbyterian Church in Cape Girardeau.
Survivors include his wife; a son,
James L. Estes of
Florissant; a daughter, Martha Ann Young of Cape
granddaughters; and two great-granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by two
brothers, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
The funeral will be private. A memorial
service will be held at a later date.
Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge
--Southeast Missourian, submitted by Catherine Allison;
transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.
39, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., died Monday, Dec. 4, 1989, at
his home. He
was born in Daviess County and was a member of Buena Vista
Survivors include his wife, Ilene Atherton Evans; two
Shawn (Jennifer) Gwin and Rachel Evans, both of Cape
mother, Jean Daniel; a grandmother, Georgia Lain; two
and Bill Evans; and two sisters, Mrs. Randall (Kim) Eakins
Gary (Renee) Mesplay, all of Owensboro.
Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at McCombs Funeral Home,
Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
--Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (KY) - December 6, 1989.
CLARK EVANS, 69, of Cape Girardeau died
Wednesday, July 4, 2007, at his home.
He was born Aug. 27, 1937, in Cape
Girardeau, son of
William Bernard and Venita Clark Evans. He and Dorthylyn
Kaltwasser were married Dec. 25, 1960 in Altenburg, Mo.
He graduated from Central High School
in 1955, and
from the National Institute of Drycleaning in Silver
Springs, Md. Bill
served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1956 to 1958.
Bill was in the drycleaning industry as
Sunshine Cleaners and Bill Evans The Drycleaner
businesses, and as
owner of Evans Equipment Co., installing laundry and
equipment in seven states. He retired in 1989. After
retiring from the
drycleaning industry, he worked part time for the
Department of Public
Safety at Southeast Missouri State University and later he
part-time driver for the SADI transportation program.
He was a charter member of Good
Chapel and a member of Southeast Missouri state University
Survivors include his wife of 46 years,
his mother, Venita Clark Evans of East Cape Girardeau,
Ill.; two sons,
William David Evans and Michael Clark Evans of Cape
Girardeau; and two
granddaughters, Brooke Anne and Amanda Mae Evans of Cape
He was preceded in death by his father,
William B. Evans.
Visitation will be Saturday at Good
Shepherd Lutheran Chapel from 9 a.m. to service time.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. at
with the Rev. Barry Pfanstiel officiating. Burial will be
Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be provided by
Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia
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