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CLINTON, IL--ALVIN GABRIEL "BUD" HAAS, 77, of 2122 Sara, Cape Girardeau, Mo., formerly of Clinton, died Friday (Aug. 16, 1996) at Southeast Missouri Hospital. His funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Andrew Church, Cape Girardeau, the Rev. Louis Launhardt officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park, Cape Girardeau. Ford and Sons Funeral Home, Cape Girardeau, has charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Haas; two sons, Mark Haas, Cedar Hill, Mo.; and Dr. Chris Haas, Kansas City, Mo.; one daughter, Patricia Lessmann, Cape Girardeau; three brothers, Kenneth and John Haas, both of Cape Girardeau; and Harold, Kelso, Mo.; two sisters, Lucille Christoff, Cape Girardeau; and Joan Lane, Festus, Mo.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  
--Pantagraph, The (Bloomington, IL) - August 21, 1996.


St. Petersburg, FL--HAFER, EVELYN W., 87, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (March 9, 1995) at home. Born in Pocahontas, Mo., she came here a month ago from St. Louis and was a retired schoolteacher. She was a Lutheran. Survivors include her husband, Clarence E.; a daughter, Mary Jo Porter, St. Petersburg; a sister, Eleanor Schramm, St. Louis; and three grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home, Seminole.   --St. Petersburg Times (FL) - March 11, 1995.



JACKSON, MO--JOHN F. HAGER, 73 years old, a retired carpenter and building contractor, died at 9:45 Tuesday night at his home in Jackson. Mr. Hager was born in Jackson on February 4, 1889, and was a son of Joseph Hager and Emma Brown Hager. He was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church here.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Amy Trickey Hager, whom he married March 8, 1922; a daughter, Mrs. Wilbur Sheppard of Dallas, Texas; a son, Kenneth Hager of Jackson; a brother, William Hager of Taylorville, Illinois, and his stepmother, Mrs. Sarah Blyze of Cape Girardeau. There are five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be conducted at the Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home at 2 o'clock on Friday, and in charge will be the Rev. H. B. Colter and the Rev. Claude Jenkins. Burial is to be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
--The Southeast Missourian, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, October 24, 1962; submitted by Andrew Paisley.


TAYLORVILLE, IL -- LEMMA MAE HAGER, 88, of Taylorville, died at 11:04 p.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent Memorial Hospital.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at McComb Funeral Home, Jackson, Mo., with burial in Russell Height Cemetery.  Shafer Funeral Home, Taylorville, is in charge of local arrangements. 

Surviving are three daughters, Helen Hayes of Memphis, Tenn., Alline Cloninger of Bernie, Mo., and Jacqueline Bowers of Buffalo, N.Y.; two sons, James of Pilot Knob, Mo., and C.W. "Bill" of Taylorville; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. 

--State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - February 19, 1988.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO--Service for LEMMA MAE HAGER will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at McComb's Funeral Home here, with Rev. Herb Hubbard officiating. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery at Jackson.  Friends may call at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Hager, of Taylorville, Illinois, died Wednesday, February 17, 1988, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Taylorville.
She was born August 30, 1899, at Kennett, daughter of Jackson Oran and Mary Snoweynite Huffman. She was married to W. W. Hager on June 17, 1915. He preceeded her in death in 1976.
Survivors include two sons, C. W. "Bill" Hager of Taylorville, Illinois and James H. Hager of Pilot Knob, Missouri; three daughters, Mrs. Velbert (Helen) Hayes of Memphis, Tennessee, Mrs. Claud (Alline) Cloninger of Bernie, Missouri, and Mrs. Jackie Bowers of Buffalo, New York.
She had lived in Taylorville since 1956, moving there from Jackson.
She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church at Taylorville. She was also a member of the Navy Mothers Club. 
-- The Southeast Missourian, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, February 19, 1988; submitted by Andrew Paisley.



WOMAN OF 94 YEARS DIES AT HER HOME AT JACKSON
MARY CATHERINE HAGER, the oldest woman in Jackson and second oldest person therein, died at the home of her son, Joe Hager, in East Jackson on last Saturday evening (June 2, 1923) at 7:15. The venerable woman had been bedfast for some time with no particular ailment, but from the effects of old age. The end came naturally.
The funeral was held at the home at 2:30 this afternoon. Interment was in the old city cemetery immediately thereafter.
Mrs. Hager, whose maiden name was Bennett, was born on a farm on Cane Creek west of Jackson, on the 12th day of March, 1829, and was therefore 94 years, two months, and 20 days of age at her death.
With the exception of a short period during the civil war, she lived all her life in this county. During the war, the family lived near Oran, but returned to this county later. On the 28th day of March, 1850, she was married to Thomas K. Neal, and four children were born to them, all of whom have preceeded their mother into eternity.
After Mr. Neal's death, she was married the second time, on August 31, 1860, to William Hager, who passed away 23 years ago. Three children were born to them, but only one is now living, Joe Hager, with whom the aged woman has made her home since the death of her husband. Surviving her are also eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren and one half-sister, Mrs. Jane Ramsey, also of this county. For a woman of her age, she was remarkably strong until a few months ago, and had never been sick, with the exception of a siege of pneumonia about seven years ago.
--The Southeast Missourian, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, June 4, 1923; submitted by Andrew Paisley.



TAYLORVILLE, IL--W. W. HAGER of Taylorville, Illinois, died Wednesday night in a hospital there where he had been a patient for a week.
Mr. Hager, 83 years old, was born August 13, 1893, in Jackson, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hager. He had worked as a carpenter all of his lifetime.
On June 17, 1915, he was married to the former Miss Lemma Huffman. They moved from Jackson to Taylorville in 1956. 
Surviving: his wife; sons, C. W. Hager, Taylorville, and James H. Hager, St. Louis; daughters, Mrs. Velbert Hayes, Tampa, Florida, Mrs. Claud Cloninger, Bernie, and Mrs. Bill Bowers, Buffalo, New York; 15 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. A brother and sister preceeded him in death.
The body is at the McComb's Funeral Home in Jackson where service will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 by the Rev. Velbert Hayes of Tampa, Florida. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 Saturday morning.
--The Southeast Missourian, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, October 29, 1976; submitted by Andrew Paisley.


KANKAKEE, IL–HANNERS, 67, Jackson, Mo., retired from General Foods Plant of Kankakee, died Saturday (May 23, 1998). Army veteran of Korean conflict. Attended First Assembly of God Church, Jackson.
Survivors: wife, Dorothy; son, Ron Hanners, Moweaqua; sister, Lola Wright, Van Buren, Ark. Preceded by: two brothers.
Services: 11 a.m. Monday in McCombs Funeral Home, Jackson. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Burial: Pulliam Cemetery near Scopus in Bollinger County.
Note: This obituary did not give first name of deceased, but believe it to be Leonard C. Hanners per SSDI–born Oct 14, 1930; d. May 23, 1998.
--Herald & Review (Decatur, IL) - May 24, 1998




DALLAS, TX--MRS. CLEMENCE V. HARDIN of 4673 Southern, a long-time Dallas resident, died here Wednesday.
A native of Cape Girardeau, Mo., she had lived here since 1922.  Previously, she had lived in Waco.
She was a member of Church of the Incarnation.
Survivors:  A daughter, Mrs. Reid H. Williams of Dallas; a brother, bill N. Vivrett of Dallas, and one grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Church of the Incarnation.  Burial will be in Restland Memorial Park.  
--Dallas (TX) Morning News, October 5, 1967.


JACKSON, MO--YOUNG MAN SUDDENLY SUCCUMBS TO INJURIES--HARVEY HARTLE Suffered Bursting Blood Vessel in Brain--HARVEY HARTLE, the 19-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Hartle, who was injured about a week ago by falling from dizziness while working on a telephone pole, died suddenly at his home in this city yesterday afternoon.
The immediate cause of his death was the bursting of a blood vessel in his brain and death was instantaneous.  The young man had been confned to his bed since his mishap last week, but was getting somewhat better, and was sitting up in his bed when his death came.  When the blood vessel bursted (sic) he gave one scream and fell back on his bed lifeless.
The young man was an estimable one, with many friends, and a sad circumstance connected with his untimely taking off is the fact that during the summer he was to have married Miss Ruth Turner of this city.
Funeral services will be held Thursday forenoon.  --Weekly Republican, March 10, 1911.


MOUNT DORA, FL--MRS. INEZ V. HAUPT, 76, 3001 Javens Circle, Mount Dora, died Wednesday. Born in Cape Girardeau, Mo., she moved to Mount Dora from Saint Louis in 1970. She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Eustis.
Survivors: husband, Richard P.; son, Paul E.R., Key West; daughter, Pauline Scott, Houma, La.; brother, Leon Ireton, Saint Louis, Mo.; sister, Vena Tackett, Cape Girardeau, Mo.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Harden-Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis.
--Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - March 16, 1990

Florissant, MO--RUBY OLIVE HAY, 71; WAS RETIRED TEACHER-- Ruby Olive Hay, a retired Hazelwood elementary school teacher, died Friday (Dec. 24, 1993) at her home in Florissant after a brief illness. She was 71.
Miss Hay began working in the Hazelwood district in 1952 at the old Elm Grove Elementary School. She retired in 1987 from the Charbonnier Elementary School in Hazelwood. Previously, she had taught in St. Genevieve County, Mo., and in Delta, Mo.
Miss Hay was born in Advance, Mo., and received her bachelor's degree in education from the old Southeast Missouri Teacher's College (now Southeast Missouri State University), and her master's degree at the University of Missouri at Columbia.
She was an active member of the Florissant Valley Baptist Church and a teacher's sorority.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Florissant Valley Baptist Church, 1025 North Highway 67, in Florissant. Burial will be at the Hitt Family Cemetery near Delta, Mo. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Buchholz Mortuary, 619 Rue St. Francois Street, in Florissant.
Among the survivors are her brother, Doyle Cates of Bloomfield, Mo.; a sister, Ida Kiehne, of Kansas; and several nieces and nephews.
--St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) - December 27, 1993



LAKE WORTH, TX - MARY L. HAY, 76, a retired bank teller, died Wednesday at a local hospital.
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Saturday in Azleland Memorial Park.
Mary Hay was born June 2, 1920, in Jackson, Mo. She was a bank teller at Security State Bank in River Oaks from 1959 to 1962. She had been a Lake Worth resident since 1957.
Survivors: Husband, T.D. Hay of Lake Worth; daughter, Tassie Spoon of Fort Worth; brothers, L. D. Steele of Clarksville, Ind., Deane Steele of Largo, Fla., and Tommy Steele of Portland, Tenn.; sister, Loudean Givens of Gallatin, Tenn.; and grandchildren, Christopher Spoon and Michael Spoon.
Biggers Funeral Home, 7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341
--Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX) - September 6, 1996


CAPE GIRARDEAU - MARIE HAZEL, 86, formerly of Sikeston, died Oct. 12, 2001, at her home.
Born Oct. 8, 1915, at Fornfelt, daughter of the late Henry A. and Bertha Hanschen Voges, she was director of assisting for the SEMO Area Agency on Aging for more than 20 years. A member of the Evangelical United Church of Christ, she was a lifetime member of the Exchangette.
On May 12, 1937, in Cape Girardeau, she married Henry Homer Hazel who preceded her in death on May 7, 1977.
Survivors include: two daughters, Mary J. Renne of Jackson and Gail A. Schwartz of Plano, Texas; one sister, Irene Voges of Cape Girardeau; and three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
One sister also preceded her in death.
Services were conducted Sunday at the Evangelical United Church of Christ with the Rev. James Caughlan officiating. Burial followed in Memorial Park Cemetery. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
–Sikeston Standard Democrat, Friday, October 19, 2001.


SPRINGFIELD, IL–JULIANNE ASHBY HEEREN, 42, of Springfield died Friday at her home.
She was born Sept. 21, 1954, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., the daughter of Harold "Hal" and Elise Bowen Ashby.
Miss Heeren was a 1972 graduate of Carbondale Community High School and a 1975 graduate of SIU-Edwardsville with a degree in elementary education. She worked for Bergner's Department Store as a saleswoman.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Carlinville.
Survivors: three daughters, Amy Elise Heeren of Palatine, Risa Lyn Heeren of Carbondale and Caitlin Meredith Heeren of Springfield; parents, Hal and Elise Ashby of Carbondale; a brother, William Bruce Ashby of Carbondale; several aunts and uncles; a great-aunt; and fiance, Andy Evans of Springfield.
Services: 11 a.m. today, Huffman-Harker Funeral Home, Carbondale, the Rev. John Annable officiating. Burial: Murdale Gardens of Memory, Murphysboro.
--State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - September 9, 1997


DE LAND, FL--ALICE ''JOAN'' HEIDEL, 68, Knot Way, DeLand, died Sunday, Jan. 5. Ms. Heidel was a sales clerk. Born in Cape Girardeau, Mo., she moved to Central Florida in 1990. She was a member of Plymouth Avenue Christian Church, DeLand.
Survivors: sons, John C., DeLand, David E., Milwaukee, Mark D., Atlanta; brothers, Frank Garner, St. Louis; James Garner, West Palm Beach; sister, Rosemary Howe, Stanton, Ill.; one grandchild.
Altman-Long Funeral Home, DeBary.
--Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - January 6, 1997


CAPE GIRARDEAU--MERRIL GENE HEISE, 72, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Aug: 19, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital.  He was born Feb. 19, 1932, in Cape Girardeau, son of Wilson and Hilda M. Grebing Heise.  He and Shirley J. Haertling were married Aug. 15 1954, at Jackson. 
Heise was a veteran of the Korean War in the Army.  He was a member of VFW Post 3838 and the American Legion Post 63.  He worked for Southwestern Bell for 33 years, retiring in 1982, and was founder of M&S Sportman Club.  Heise was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Egypt Mills. 
Survivors include his wife, Shirley J. Heise; three daughters, Diana K. Gregory, Nancy J. Compasas and Kristy A. Smith all of Cape Girardeau; two sons, Johnny L Heise and Kenneth G. Heise, of Cape Girardeau; two brothers Leonard Heise of Cape Girardeau and Wilson "Butch" Heise Jr. of Whitewater; two sisters, Dorothy Seabaugh and Betty Sims, both of Cape Girardeau, 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet F. Heise, on Dec. 27 1962. 
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.  Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.  The Revs. Mark Martin and Kevin Olson will officiate.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at Cape Girardeau.  Full military rights provided by VFW Post 3838 and Missouri Honor Team.  Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church of Egypt Mills building fund or American Diabetes Association.  (Contributed by Catherine Allison)


SPRINGFIELD, IL--PAULINE E. HELLMEYER, 91, of Springfield, formerly of Cape Girardeau, Mo., died Friday at Villa East, Sherman. She was born Jan. 20, 1907, in Shobonier, the daughter of B. Frank and Lula Girard Perry. She married Louis B. Hellmeyer in 1925; he died in 1980. Mrs. Hellmeyer, a homemaker, had been a resident of Springfield since 1991, and also had lived in Memphis, Tenn., St. Louis and Louisville, Ky. She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene and attended Brown's Business College.
Survivors: a daughter, Mrs. George J. (Treva L.) Kasper of Springfield; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Flossie Leonard of St. Louis; a brother, Carl Perry of Kansas City, Mo.; a niece; and several nephews and cousins.
Services: 4 p.m. Sunday, Staab Funeral Home, the Rev. Tim Gates and the Rev. Jack Kovalik officiating. Burial: 1 p.m. Monday, Memorial Park Gardens, Cape Girardeau, Mo.   --State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - April 4, 1998.


HAVANA, IL–BERTHA M. HENNECKE, 83, of Havana died at 8:25 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Hospital.
She was born Jan. 12, 1909, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., the daughter of Fred and Katherine Held Weisenstein. She married Albert Hennecke in 1936 in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Preceding her in death were a brother and three sisters.
Mrs. Hennecke was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Havana and an honorary member of St. Paul's Ladies Aid Society.
Surviving are her husband, Albert; two sons, Paul of Springfield and John of Chatham; three grandchildren; and one brother, George Weisenstein of St. Louis, Mo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Havana, with the Rev. Ahlert Strand officiating. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Havana.
Hurley Funeral Home, Havana, is in charge of arrangements.
--State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - April 23, 1992


COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. - TENNA KAYE HENNING, 37, formerly of Jackson, Mo., died Oct. 31, 2001, at her home, following a courageous battle with cancer. She passed peacefully, surrounded by family and friends.
Born July 5, 1964, in Dexter, Mo., she was the daughter of Sharon and Robert Gremore of Portageville, Mo.
On Sept. 9, 1989, she married William T. "Bill" Henning who survives of the home.
She worked for the City of Cape Girardeau and TG Missouri in Perryville while she lived in Jackson. She was an avid quilter and member of River Heritage Quilters Guild in Cape Girardeau and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson. Bill and Tenna moved from Jackson to Collierville this past May. Tenna worked many years as a computer consultant, most recently working from her Collierville home for Colorado-based J.D. Edwards.
Loving survivors include her husband and parents; a sister and brother-in-law, LeeAnn and Brian Godair and niece, Hailey Godair of Jackson; a stepbrother and sister-in-law, Bob and Margaret Gremore and nephew, Pete Gremore of Los Angeles, Calif.; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Minnie and Tom Henning of Chesterfield; two brothers-in-law, Mike Henning and Don Henning of Chesterfield; and many faithful, devoted friends.
Services were conducted Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson followed by interment in the Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson. Monsignor Edward Eftink officiated.
--Tuesday, November 6, 2001, Sikeston Standard Democrat.


SPRINGFIELD, IL–LORENE HENSON, 96, of Springfield died Monday at Christian Nursing Home in Lincoln.
She was born Nov. 21, 1900, in Jackson, Mo., the daughter of Daniel and Anne Tooke Orrell. She married Claude R. Henson in 1918; he died in 1963. Mrs. Henson was a member of Douglas United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women's Mary Circle.
Survivors: a son, Gerald L. Henson of Alexandria, Va.; a daughter, Margaret Keys of Lincoln; five grandsons; and two great-grandsons.
Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Bisch and Son Funeral Home, the Rev. Terry Edele officiating. Burial: Oak Ridge Cemetery.
--State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - December 25, 1996.


SARASOTA, FL–JERRY L. HENTE, 64, Sarasota, died Aug. 18, 1999.
He was born Aug. 29, 1934, in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He was an award-winning photographer and owned his own studio until 1991. He served as Sarasota County Commissioner from 1980 to 1988.
Survivors include a daughter, Jerri G. Hente of Jacksonville; and a friend, Edna Dick of Sarasota.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at St. Martha's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Missouri. Robarts Funeral Home is in charge.
Memorial donations may be made to Manasota Lighthouse for the Blind, 7318 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243.
--Sarasota Herald-Tribune (FL) - August 20, 1999


Alhambra, IL–EULA MARIE HESTER, 90, a homemaker, of Alhambra, formerly of Delta, Mo., died Thursday, (April 1, 1999). The funeral was Sunday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo. Burial was held in Kenyon Cemetery in Delta, Mo.  --St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) - April 5, 1999 


LA MESA, CA--A Mass for LAWRENCE C. HITT, 65, of La Mesa, will be said tomorrow morning in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Paris-Frederick Mortuary is in charge. He died Sunday in a hospital.
Mr. Hitt, a native of Cape Girardeau, lived in the county 28 years. He was a developer of real estate and a member of St. Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church. He served in the Merchant Marine during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Anna; three sons, Travis of La Mesa, and Joris and John, both of San Diego; two daughters, Stephanie Zable of Del Mar and Fabienne Hanks of La Mesa; a brother, Rodney of Cherry Hills, N.J.; and four grandchildren.
--Evening Tribune (San Diego, CA) - Wednesday, October 22, 1986


Millersville, MO--BRANDY HOBECK-NOAH, 27, of Millersville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.  She was born Nov. 2, 1980 in Cape Girardeau to Scott and Gina Whitener Hobeck.  Brandy graduated from Jackson High School in 1999.  She worked for Noffel Feuerhahn Center for Orthodontics in Cape Girardeau, and was currently a project manager at General Sign Company in Cape Girardeau.
Loving survivors include her sons, Colton and Corey Harrison of Millersville; her parents, Scott and Gina Hobeck of Millersville; a sister, Lindsey Holloway of Cape; paternal grandmother, Ruth Ann (the late Gifford) Hobeck of Jackson; maternal grandfather, Len (Jane) Whitener of Cape; maternal grandmother, Lois (Larry) Patrick of Brazeau, Mo; maternal great-grandmother, Florence King of St. Charles, Mo., and fiance Cory Menz of Cape Girardeau.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.  The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Revs. Jim Matthews and Rocky Tallent officiating.  Interment will follow in New Salem Cemetery near Daisy.


Jackson, MO--MRS. PAUL HOECKELE OF JACKSON SUCCUMBS AFTER CHILD'S BIRTH--MRS. SALLY HOECKELE, 27 year old wife of Paul Hoeckele of Jackson died of mesenteric thrombosis at 1:14 a.m. today at St. Francis Hospital.  Mrs. Hoeckele was brought to the hospital Saturday afternoon and a son was born at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon.  Mrs. Hoeckele undergoing a Caesarian operation.  The child, Paul Charles, is living and doing nicely.
The body was removed to the McCombs undertaking establishment at Jackson and will be taken Saturday afternoon to the home of her husband's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hoeckele, at Jackson.  Funeral services will be conducted at 8:30 o'clock Monday morning at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at Jackson with the Rev. John Bauer, pastor, in charge.  Burial will be in a Jackson cemetery.
Mrs. Heockele, formerly Miss Sally Heisserer, was born at Kelso, April 4, 1911, and received her education in the parochial school there.  She was married to Mr. Hoeckele Oct. 27, five years ago and the couple had resided at Jackson.  Mr. Hoeckele is employed at the Wagner Bakery.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Hoeckele is survived by her baby son, and a daughter, Patricia Ann, 3; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Heisserer of Kelso; a brother, Paul Heisserer of Kelso; and severn sisters, Mrs. Joe Hoeckele of Jackson, Misses Alvina and Corene Heisserer of Cape Girardeau, Mrs. John Hamm of New Hamburg, and Misses Marie, Edna and Melva Heisserer of Kelso.  --Southeast Missourian, Oct. 9, 1936.


CAPE GIRARDEAU--WELDON WALKER HOELLER, 63, of 1926 Westwood, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 1992 at his home.  He had been ill since December.  He was born May 30, 1928 in Cape Girardeau, the son of Arthur and Alma Suedekum Hoeller. 
He was a lifetime resident of Cape Girardeau.  He worked as a postal carrier at the U.S. Post Office in Cape Girardeau his entire career, about 35 years.  He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he was a past member of the Board of Education, a past member of the Voter's Assembly and a past member of the Board of Stewards. 
On July 17, 1959, he married Ella Mae Fuhrmann in Cape Girardeau.  She survives. 
He is also survived by one son, Christopher L. Hoeller, Cape Girardeau; two daughters, Cynthia A. Glueck, Cape Girardeau, Deborah S. Pfeiffer, Jackson; one brother, Charles Hoeller, Cape Girardeau; and five grandchildren.  Two brothers preceded him in death. 
Friends may call today from 4-8 p.m. at Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Chapel.  Funeral service will be held Monday at 4 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Dissen officiating.  Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.


ST. LOUIS, MO--A funeral for SISTER FRIEDA HOFFMEISTER, a retired nurse, will be at 10:30 a.m. today in the chapel of Deaconess Hospital, 6150 Oakland Avenue. Burial will be in Jackson, Mo.
Sister Hoffmeister, 83, died Monday at Deaconess Hospital of complications from surgery.
Sister Hoffmeister entered the Deaconess Sisterhood in 1928 and was consecrated in 1932. She spent most of her nursing career in the maternity unit at Deaconess Hospital. After retiring in 1971, she was a volunteer at the hospital.
Surviving are two sisters, Cora Hoffmeister and Ida Hoffmeister, both of Jackson.
--St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) - March 8, 1989


CAPE GIRARDEAU--LARRY GEORGE HOLDMAN, 52, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Nov. 1, 1947, in Leadwood, Mo., the son of Eugene J. and Gertrude G. Owens Holdman. He and Ruth Ellen James were married Dec. 26, 1970, in Desloge, Mo.
    Holdman graduated from Leadwood High School and Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He was a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in alcohol and drug abuse counseling.
    Holdman was a member of Maple United Methodist Church, where he held various offices and positions. He also belonged to the Capaha Antique Car Club.
    He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1967-1969.
    In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Brian E. Holdman of Cape Girardeau; three brothers, Darrel Holdman of Findlay, Ohio, Jim Holdman and his wife, Janet, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Travis Holdman and his wife, Becky, of Markle, Ind., three sisters and their husbands, Carolyn and Jim Martin of Columbia City, Ind., Beverly and Ron Mann of Kansas City, Mo., and Bonnie and Darrell Bradley of Frankclay, Mo.; a sister-in-law, Erma Holdman of Riverdale, Ga.; and an aunt, Sylvia “Sis” Johnson of Cape Girardeau.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Donald Holdman; and a sister-in-law, Eileen Holdman.
    Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. John Gregory officiating. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Marvin Chapel Cemetery in East Bonne Terre.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.


CAPE GIRARDEAU--THOMAS HOLSHOUSER, a well-known Cape Girardeau architect with 750 building projects on his resume, died Monday at age 71.
    He died of an unexpected illness, daughter Kim Link said.
    Holshouser retired April 30 after 39 years of operating Holshouser & Associates, a Cape Girardeau architecture firm with offices at 219 N. Clark Ave. While he was licensed in Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky and Arkansas, he left a big imprint on Cape Girardeau, designing Fire Station No. 1 at 1 S. Sprigg St., the police department building at 40 S. Sprigg St. as well as renovations to the terminal building at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, and a city school that was transformed into city hall at 401 Independence St.
    Holshouser also designed dozens of buildings for Mid-America Hotels, including the Holiday Inn Express in Cape Girardeau.
    His major influence was Frank Lloyd Wright, Link said, and his home on Hopper Road with a creek running under the kitchen and dining room showed that, as did many of his commercial buildings, she said.
    “He was definitely one who strived for perfection and never gave up,” she said. "The home," she added, “was exactly how he wanted it.”
    Holshouser retired April 30 but had planned an active retirement, Link said. He loved boating on the Mississippi River and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, she said.
    Businessman T. Robin Cole, vice president of Cape Area Habitat for Humanity, said Holshouser designed 38 of the 42 homes built by the agency, all without charging a fee. Cole also said Holshouser was a close friend and his mentor in the Rotary Club.
    “When I called him to help with Habitat, he never said no,” Cole said. “He was one of the most long-term, consistently gnerous people to help others that I know.”
    Holshouser’s las project before retirement was designing the renovations for the building that will become the Shelter of Hope homeless shelter at 320 S. Sprigg St. That renovation is underway.
    Link said the visibility of her father’s work will, over time, help ease the loss. Her favorite is an office building at the intersection of Kingshighway and Mount Auburn Road, although the flagstand in County Park North and city all are also gems, she said.
    “It will be nice to drive around and see those,” she said.
--Source:  By Rudi Keller, SOUTHEAST MISSOURIAN; Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.  

CAPE GIRARDEAU--THOMAS C. HOLSHOUSER, 71, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, June 14, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center.
    He was born May 1, 1939, in Cape Girardeau, to Charlie and Velma Allen Holshouser. He and Judith S. Gleason were married July 15, 1966, in Cape Girardeau.
    Tom graduated from Central High in 1957. He attended the pre-engineering program at Southeast Missouri State University, and graduated from Rankin Technical Institute with an architectural drafting-design degree in 1963.
    He was employed by John Boardman and Tom Phillips. He obtained his Missouri architectural license in 1971 and opened his own practice in the fall of 1971. During hsi years of practice, nearly 750 projects were completed. He retired from practice April 30, 2010.
    Tom served on the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce Beautification Committee many years and also served on the City Planning and Zoning Commission 15 years. He was a member of the Cape Girardeau Rotary Club and Cape Jaycees, continuing to participate in the Exhausted Rooster socials. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and was name Outstanding Member in 2009. He also held memberships in the SEMO Harley Owners Group and TPA.
    Aside from his organizations and involvements, he truly enjoyed boating, motorcycle riding, gardening, discussions with friends at the pancake house and hosting parties.
    Survivors include his wife, Judith Holshouser; a daughter, Kimberly (Brian) Link of St. Louis; and two grandchildren, William Thomas and Anna Elizabeth.
    He was preceded in death by his parents and his only brother.
    Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.
    The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Paul Short officiating. Entombment will be in Cape County Memorial Park Mausoleum.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.


Marion, AR--LORENE ULRICH HOOD, 60, of Marion, hostess and cashier at Ramada Inn, died Monday (Jan. 6, 1992) at Johnson-Hobson Nursing Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Zion Methodist Church in Gordonville, Mo., with burial in the church cemetery. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home has charge. She leaves two daughters, Diann Elrod and Beverly Bolden, both of West Memphis; two sons, Ronald Hood of Bartlett and Charles Hood of Marion; four sisters, Dorothy Murta and Margie Medlin, both of St. Charles, Mo., Bernice Quade of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Elsie Eggiman of Gordonville.; three brothers, Harry Ulrich of St. Louis, Nelson Ulrich of East St. Louis, Ill., and Melvin Ulrich of Scott City, Mo., and nine grandchildren.   --Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN) - January 7, 1992



JACKSON, M0--WILLIAM CECIL "BILL" HOOVER, 85, died Monday, May 28, 2012, at his home in Jackson.
He was born Nov. 3, 1926, in Stuttgart, Ark., to Harley Arthur and Zelma Lee Thomas Hoover. He and Jo Ruth Brewer were married in 1950. She preceded him in death.
Survivors include a brother, Don Taylor Hoover (Charlie Lou) of San Antonio; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Brewer Brashears (Don) of Benton, Ark.; two nephews, Don T. Hoover Jr. (Martha) of Houston, Clay Brashears (Sharon) of Benton; three nieces, Judy Hoover (Richard) of San Antonio, Julie Brashears Harkrider (Cary) of Tulsa, Okla., Amy Brashears Vrana (Stanley) of Benton.
Bill received his early education in the Stuttgart area where he also developed a love for music and athletics. His music experience there included playing the baritone in grades seven through 12, culminating with his serving as student band director his senior year. On the football field he played left end for Stuttgart High School and made the all-state team his senior year.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Bill returned to Arkansas to pursue a degree in education from the University of Central Arkansas. There he met the love of his life, Jo Ruth Brewer, and married her shortly after receiving his bachelor’s degree.
He served schools for the next 20 years as teacher, principal and superintendent. He earned a master’s degree in 1954 at the University of Arkansas.
Jo Ruth and Bill moved to Missouri in the early 1970s where they continued their teaching careers. Bill had earned his doctor of education degree during this time and ultimately became a full professor at Southeast Missouri State University, from where he retired. He was an active member of Abbey Road Christian Church many years.
A special mention needs to be made of his treasured companion, Linda Sanders. She was his best friend and is appreciated very much by his family. She added a quality of life for him that cannot be easily measured.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Rodger Kiepe officiating. Interment will be at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 208 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60604.  --Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Anna Parks.


CAPE GIRARDEAU--JESS DAVID HOPPLE, SR., 70, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center.
    He was born May 14, 1935, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., son of Roy V. and Thelma E. Branch Hopple. He and Freida Melton were married Dec. 24, 1954, at Charter Baptist Church in DeSoto, Mo.
    Mr. Hopple was a retired executive with Ford Motor Co., general superintendent-operations manager, retired mediator and arbitrator consultant. He was a member of Cape First Church, 32nd Degree Mason, member of Scottish and York Rites, Cape Shrine Club, Moolah Temple, and board member of Mid-America Teen Challenge and Salvation Army.
    He was a past master of St. Mark’s Lodge 93, past president and board member of Missouri Veterans Home, past secretary of Eastern Star, and past grand royal patron of Amaranth of Missouri.
    Mr. Hopple was a veteran of the Korean Conflict.
    Survivors include his wife, Freida Hopple of Cape Girardeau; two sons, Jess Hopple Jr. of Potosi, Mo., John Hopple of Mooresville, N.C.; two daughters, Lugenia Lynn Hopple and Julie Marie Hopple of Cape Girardeau; a brother, Robert Hopple of DeSoto; a sister, Mildred Ann Hutching of Viburnum, Mo.; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a host of nieces and nephews.
    Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held at 6:45, led by the Rev. Gary brothers, followed by a Masonic service at 7.
    A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Memorial Park in DeSoto, with the Rev. David Hopkins officiating.
    Memorials may be made to Mid-America Teen Challenge, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.


VIRGINIA B. HOWARD, 74, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, at Southeast Missouri Hospital.  She was born Feb. 24, 1925, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of Cledes B. and Jessie Lou Slinkard Limbaugh.  She and Ben H. Howard were married Nov . 14, 1942, at Cape Girardeau. 
She was a charter member of the First Church of the Nazarene and was active in music and missions at the church.  She had worked in food services for the Cape Girardeau public school system, the Oak Ridge school system and Southeast Hospital.
Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Beverly Ann Hart of Soldotna, Alaska, Jean E. Ervin of Johannesburg, South Africa and Rebecca Sue Sams of Granite Bay, Calif.; three sisters, Pansy L Conners and Jeanette Sams, both of Cape Girardeau, and Janice Landess of Soldotna, Alaska; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson. 
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Chapel.  Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Church of the Nazarene.  The Revs. E. K Purcell and William L Burke will officiate, with burial to follow at Lorimier Cemetery.


REV. JOSEPH HUELS; SERVED CHURCH HERE–St. Louis, MO--Monsignor Joseph Huels, an associate pastor here in the 1930s and 1940s, died Friday (April 16, 1993) at a hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo., after suffering from cancer. He was 83.
Monsignor Huels was born in St. Louis. He graduated from St. Louis Preparatory Seminary and Kenrick Seminary in Webster Groves.
He was associate pastor at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in St. Louis from 1934 to 1943. During that time, he also was a volunteer for Catholic Worker, an organization that provides food and shelter for poor people.
In later years, he served as a school administrator, associate pastor and pastor in various cities and towns throughout Missouri.
He was pastor of St. Mary's of the Annunciation Cathedral in Cape Girardeau for 10 years and was associated with that cathedral's parish for nearly 26 years. He was senior priest in residence there when he died.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Monday at St. Mary's of the Annunciation Cathedral. Burial was in the cathedral's cemetery.
Among the survivors are a brother, the Rev. Vincent Huels of Florissant; and a sister, Amelia "Betty" Jones of St. Louis.
--St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) - April 21, 1993
  

Valrico, FL--HARRY P. HUTCHINGS JR., 66, of Valrico died Wednesday at home. A native of Cape Girardeau, Mo., he had lived in the Tampa Bay area 10 years. He was a business agent for the Teamsters Union Local 574, Cape Girardeau.  He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II, and received three Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2410, Harlingen-San Benito Memorial in Texas and Brandon Masonic Lodge 114. He was past-president of the Eagles Lodge, Cape Girardeau, and a former member of the Brandon Elks Lodge 2383. He is survived by his wife, Wilma A.; one son, Harry P. ""Butch'' III of Denver; one daughter, Barbara Miller of Brandon; one brother, Robert of Jackson, Mo.; two sisters, Delores Sellards of Sonoma, Calif., and Linda of Texas; and two grandchildren. Stowers Brandon Chapel. --Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - May 16, 1991


Pawnee, IL--IDA PEARL HYPKE, 72, of Pawnee died Thursday at St. John's Hospice. She was born July 8, 1922, in Whitewater, Mo., the daughter of Rev. Howard and Clara Rust Hayden. She married George A. Hypke in 1944. Mrs. Hypke was a charter member and first president of the Mary China Painters of Springfield. She was a member of Illinois World Organization of China Painters and the International Porcelain Teachers. She taught china painting for over 15 years and was recording secretary of the state organization. She was also active in the local Girl Scouts Council in the 50s and 60s as troop leader, coordinator of outdoor leader training and summer camps at Lincoln Memorial Garden, as well as winter manager of Camp Widiwagon. She was also a member of the Church of the Little Flower.
Survivors: husband, George; a daughter, Dr. Donna Corriveau of Chatham, IL; two grandsons; two brothers, Dr. Albert Hayden of Springfield, Ohio, and Kenneth Hayden of Cahutta, Ga.; a sister, Mrs. Ann Judd of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.
Concelebrated funeral Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Church of the Little Flower. Burial: Camp Butler National Cemetery. Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  --State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - March 4, 1995 

BETHALTO, IL--Carol Hyman, 68, passed away at 4:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at Christian Hospital Northeast.  She was born on Oct. 4, 1946 in Cape Girardeau, MO., and was the daughter of the late Daniel and Nettie (Peters) Hardesty.
She married James R. Hyman on Oct. 4, 1964, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 2011.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, James "Casey" and Vicki Hyman of Alton, (IL), and John and Brenda Hyman of Fidelity; one sister, Betty Ralston of Fosterburg; a niece, Connie Emmons of East Alton, (IL); a nephew, Darren Ralston of Fosterburg; five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
A homemaker, she loved shopping at Goodwill and playing Bingo.
In celebration of her life, visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Pitchford Funeral Home in Wood River, where funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday.  Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey (IL).
--Source:  The Telegraph, Alton, IL; submitted by Donna Knight.


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