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NORFOLK, VA–MARJORIE FRANCES PARMELY, 77, of the 1300 block of Wingfield Ave., died Aug. 28, 1992, in a Norfolk hospital.
Mrs. Parmely was born in Jackson, Mo. She had retired from U.S. Steel, Dalton, Ill., after 30 years. She was a member of New Life Pentecostal Holiness Church and was the widow of Adolph Parmely.
Survivors include a daughter, Virginia D. Thoms of Maple, N.C.; three brothers, Jerry Hale of St. Louis, and Dan Hale and Sam Hale, both of Jackson; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in New Life Pentecostal Holiness Church by the Rev. W.L. Mayo. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday in Graham Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, and other times at 1324 Wingfield Ave. The body is being sent to Bocken Funeral Home, Hammond, Ind., for burial.
--Virginian-Pilot, The (Norfolk, VA) - August 29, 1992.



CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO--BARBARA JONES PEMBERTON, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, April 21, 2008, at the Lutheran Home. She was born June 28 1921 in Nashville, Tenn., daughter of Dr. Andrew B. and Ethel Patton Jones.
When she was a young child the family moved to St. Louis, where her father practiced medicine and was head of the neurology department at
Washington University many years. She graduated from University City High School and was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Vanderbilt University.
She and Donald D. Pemberton were married Dec. 1, 1945, in Caruthersville, Mo.
She was a housewife, Girl Scout leader and an avid bridge player. As the children graduated from college and left home, she became interested in genealogy and did extensive research on both her ancestors and her husband's. She was a member of DAR and DAC and had correspondence from coast to coast. Her research books are still intact. She was a Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary International because of her
husband's membership in the Cape Girardeau Rotary Club for some 45 years.
Loving survivors include her husband of Cape Girardeau; two sons, Andrew J. (Julie) of Boston, Donald D. Jr. of Boulder, Colo.; two daughters Nancy (Michael) Carroll of Park Rapids, Minn., Mary Ann (James) Bamford of Washington, D.C.; a brother Andrew (Norma) Jones Jr. of Springfield, Tenn.; two grandsons, Andrew and Daniel Carroll;  three granddaughters, Kathleen Carroll, Annie and Allyson
Pemberton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Dr. James C. Jones of Houston and a sister, Patricia Ingles of Marathon, Fla.
Visitation will be from noon to service time at 2 p.m. Saturday at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
A visitation will be held at Rekus Funeral Home in Iberia, Mo., Sunday from noon to service at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Williams (Pemberton Family) Cemetery near Iberia.
(Contributed by Catherine Allison)


Jackson, MO--METTIE JANE PENZEL, 100, of Jackson passed away Saturday, April 19, 2008, at Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau.  She was born May 18, 1907 in Cape Girardeau County, daughter of Marion N. and Minnie Mae Hahn Killian.  She and Carl L. Penzel were married April 19, 1931.  He passed away July 4, 2000.
In 1927 Mettie graduated from Jackson High School and was nominated for Silver Arrow Homecoming Queen.  Sometime after graduation she attended the former Normal School in Cape Girardeau where she obtained her teaching certificate.  She then started teaching at the McFerron School for some time.  Mettie was the first woman to run for the Jackson City Council, she was an active member of Jackson Garden Club and she helped to start the Men's Garden Club in Jackson.  She was sports-minded and was an avid bowler for many years.  She worked as a bookkeeper for the family-owned business, Penzel Construction, for many years.
Together, Carl and Mettie were well-known for their establishment of Pinecrest Azalea Gardens.  The garden is located between Millersville and Oak Ridge.  With Carl and Mettie's work and dedication together, Pinecrest Azalea Gardens was acclaimed by the Indiana Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society as being the largest in the Midwest and won the 2007 Governor's Spotlight Award.  In 1999, Carl and she moved to the Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau.  She was known at the Chateau Girardeau for her sense of humor and her snow-white hair.  Mettie was a member of Emanuel United Christ of Christ in Jackson.
Loving survivors include her twins, son Carl Gene (Linda) Penzel of Jackson, Carol Jane (Ray) Penzel Hebenstreit of St. Louis; a sister, Doshie (Charles) Holmes of West Plains, Mo; and a brother, Hubert (Modean) Killian of Wentzville, Mo.  Also surviving are three grandchildren, Philip (Sandy) Penzel of Jackson, Chris (Chastity) Penzel of Cape Girardeau and Melody Ellington of St. Louis; five great-grandchildren, Ashley Basham of St. Louis, Andrea and Allison Penzel of Jackson, Conner and Courtney Penzel of Cape Girardeau and a great-great-grandson, Hunter Basham.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 69 years; a twin brother and sister, Annie and Willie; sisters, Gracie Abernathy, Polly Emmons; brothers, Paul, Niel, Carl, Nathanial and Floyd Killian; and a granddaughter, Vickie Greifzu.
Pallbearers will be Penzel Construction Co. employees Paul Koeper, Howard Hemmann, DeWayne Mabry, David Mirgeauz, Rob Moore and Dave Conrad.  Honorary pallbearers are Gerald Hitt, Calvin Sailer, Cecil McGuire, Gus Coomer, Melvin Hoffman, Mick Gosche, Kenny Borgfield and Dick Wood. All are retired Penzel Construction employees.
Friends may call from 4:30 to 8 p.m. today at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.  The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at the funeral home, with the Rev. Sam Roethemeyer officiating.  Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.


Springfield, IL--MARVIN JOHN PERRY JR., 41, of Springfield died at 5:35 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Hospital.
He was born in Cape Girardeau, Mo., the son of Marvin and Mildred Summers Perry Sr. He married Barbara Little in 1964. Mr. Perry was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Rochester, IL and the Lutheran Layman's League.
He was employed as an emergency response coordinator for the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
Surviving are his wife, Barbara; parents, Marvin and Mildred Perry Sr. of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; two sons, John S. of Girard, IL and Alan at home; one brother, Paul Perry of Columbia, Mo.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Bisch Memorial Home, with the Rev. Dale Leland officiating. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Memorial Park Cemetery at Cape Girardeau, Mo. --State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - January 3, 1986



BRUNSWICK, ME–JOAN PETERSON-MOULTON, 65, of Curtis Cove Road died Tuesday in Brunswick.
She was born in Cape Girardeau, Mo., daughter of Mhyren C. and Esther I. Johnson Peterson, grew up in Bemidj, Minn., and graduated from Washburn High School in Minneapolis.
She received a bachelor's degree from Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., a master's from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay and a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.
In 1954, she married Norman P. Wigg, M.D., in Minneapolis. Dr. Wigg died in 1983. They had lived in Minneapolis for 20 years and then moved to Green Bay.
In 1984, she married the Rev. Arnold F. Moulton in Fond du Lac, Wis. In 1985 they moved to Harpswell where they ran The Vicarage By the Sea, Bed & Breakfast. The Rev. Moulton died in 1990.
Dr. Peterson-Moulton loved animals, and most recently expressed it through her devotion to the Greyhound Placement Service.
Friends described her as a creative person who used her talent to inspire others to participate in projects such as assisting those with Alzheimer's. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Brunswick.
Surviving are a son, Jonathan Renier-Wigg of Green Bay; three daughters, Rebecca Wigg-Ninham of Green Bay, the Rev. Elizabeth Wigg Maxwell of New Providence, N.J., and Johanna Wigg of South Harpswell; and five grandchildren.
A Eucharistic celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Pleasant Street, Brunswick. Arrangements are by Brackett Funeral Home, Brunswick.
--Portland Press Herald (ME) - September 5, 1997



CAPE GIRARDEAU--LOUIS I. PICOU, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center.  He was born May 25, 1915, in Berwick, La., son of Louis J. and Edna R. Lodriguez Picou. He and Drucille L. Hinton were married Oct. 14, 1941, in Cape Girardeau. 
Mr. Picou had been a chief engineer with John L. Hay Towing Co., worked at Pure Oil Co. and Ohio Barge Lines, retiring in December 1978.  He was a member of First Baptist Church, Harold O. Grauel Masonic Lodge 672, St. Louis Lodge of Perfection, Moolah Shrine of St. Louis, Capaha Scottish Rite, Cape Shrine Club, Sword of Bunker Hill, St. Mark's Chapter 167 Order of Eastern Star, Calvary Shrine 8, Cape Court 4, Order of the Amaranth and High Twelve Club. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. 
Survivors include his wife; a son, Robert Johnson of Shawnee, Kan.; three sisters, Mildred Cefalu of Morgan City, La., Marjorie Grimmer of Lafayette, La., Isabell LaBoeuf of Lake Charles, La.; and a brother, Rousell Picou of Patterson, La.  He was preceded, in death by a brother. 
Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home from 11 a.m. Sunday until time of service.  An Order of Amaranth service will be held at 1 p.m., and Masonic service by Harold O. Grauel Masonic Lodge 672 at 1:30.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with the Rev.Jay White officiating. Entombment will be in Cape County Memorial Park Mausoleum, with military rites conducted by VFW Post 3838.  Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Children's Hospital in St. Louis.  
--Contributed by Catherine Allison.



CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Funeral service for MELVIN D. PIERCE, 1816 N. Main, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ford and Sons Funeral Chapel. Rev. Keith Grams will officiate, with burial in Memorial Park.
    Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. today.
    Pierce, 57 years old, died Sunday, April 22, 1990, at St. Francis Medical Center.
    He was born March 9, 1933, at Advance, son of Lewis and Mary Goad Pierce. He and the former Betty Jones were married April 11, 1953, in Cape.
    Pierce worked 13 years at Marquette Cement Co., 13 years at Cape Kil, and had worked at Advanced Pest Control. He was a member of TPA, charter member of Eagles, member and past trustee of the Elks.
    Survivors include his wife; two sons, Dale Pierce of Cape, Terry Pierce of Arlington, Tex.; two sisters, Bernice McNeely of Jackson Route 4, Betty Hendrix of St. Louis; two grandchildren, Mindy and Jeremy Pierce of Cape.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.

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STAUNTON, IL–ALMA SNYDER PIERCEY, 92, of Staunton, formerly of Jackson, Mo., died Wednesday at Community Memorial Hospital, Staunton.
Survivors: husband, Lorne; two daughters, Gloria Biznek of Staunton and Lorene Carvin of Warren, Ohio; seven stepgrandchildren; nine stepgreat-grandchildren: and several nieces and nephews.
Services: 11 a.m. Friday, First United Methodist Church, Staunton. Burial: Jackson, Mo. Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton is in charge of arrangements.
--State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - January 5, 1995.



CAPE GIRARDEAU--BURNETT O. "BUNNY" PLUMB, 65, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center.  He was born June 27, 1937, at Allenville, Mo., the son of Burnett O. and Alpha "Pete" Surlet Plumb. He married Dorothy "Dottie" Schwartz on Nov. 19, 1960, at Benton, Mo.
He was a member of St. Mary Cathedral in Cape Girardeau. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 1111, and American Legion Post 63.  He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954 to 1959.
"Bunny" attended Cape public schools. He retired as plant supervisor at Atlas Plastics in 1987. After retiring he worked at Blair Industries and M&W Manufacturing and part-time at Wal-Mart, Heartland Rehab and the Lutheran Home. 
He is survived by his wife of Cape Girardeau; his stepfather, Raymond Hutson of Cape Girardeau; his mother, Alpha "Pete" Plumb Hutson of Cape Girardeau; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sheila and Howard Glosson of Nashville, Tenn., and Laura and Robert Walz of Cape Girardeau; and four grandchildren, Gina Glosson, Eva Glosson and Casey Glosson, all of Nashville, and Jace Walz of Cape Girardeau.  He was preceded in death by his father and a brother. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at Ford & Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home.  Parish prayers will be said at 7 p.m. today with a Knights of Columbus rosary to be recited immediately following parish prayers.  Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Cathedral with Msgr. Richard Rolwing officiating.  Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery in Cape Girardeau with military graveside rites.  Memorials may be made to the Gibson Recovery Center or St. Mary Cathedral.  (Contributed by Catherine Allison)



Cape Girardeau, MO--FLORENCE EMMA ROBINSON POE, 112, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, March 21, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center.  Mrs. Poe was born Aug. 24, 1897, in Farmington, Mo., to William "Wid" and Malinda Caroline Jones Robinson.
She was raised in Canalou, Mo., and lived most of her life in Charleston, Mo., prior to moving to Cape Girardeau in 1988.  She was a resident of Ratliff Care Center and was of Pentecostal belief.  She was a member of the Super Centenarians, and until her death was the oldest living person in the state of Missouri.
She married Lester H. Poe on Feb. 28, 1917, who preceded her in death Oct. 4, 1957.
She is survived by three daughters, Evelyn Delbridge of Breese, Ill., Iris Vivian "Tod" Jackson of Cape Girardeau, Marilyn "Peggy" Laird of Valparaiso, Ind.; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchiildren; and a great-great-great-grandchild.
A daughter, Wanda Fitzpatrick; two grandsons; four brothters and four sisters preceded her in death.
McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston will conduct visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.  Visitation will continue from 1 p.m. to service time Friday at McMikle Funeral Home.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at McMikle, with the Rev. Donny Ford of Cape Girardeau officiating.  Interment will be in IOOF Cemetery in Charleston.
Pallbearers will be Richard Yanis, Steven Jackson, Micheal Jackson, Terence Laird, Lynn Fitzpatrick and Jonathan Fitzpatrick.  --Contributed by Steve Jackson.



Tampa, FL--LILLY MARIE POSS, 74, of New Port Richey died Monday at Columbia New Port Richey Hospital. A native of Millersville, Mo., she moved to this area 28 years ago from St. Louis. She was Baptist. She is survived by a daughter, Carol Ann Berberich of St. Louis; a brother, Truman N. Young of DeSoto, Mo.; and a sister, Lou Anna Wilson of St. Louis. North-Meadowlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, New Port Richey. --Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - March 14, 1996.



CAPE GIRARDEAU--VIRGINIA M. POSTON, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, May 26, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
    She was born June 16, 1933, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of LeRoy and Myrtie Mae Stewart Smith. She and Rodney L. Poston were married June 25, 1952, in Cape Girardeau.
    Poston graduated from Cape Central High School. She was employed by Holiday Inn Restaurant as a waitress for 27 years, retiring in 2001. She was a member of First General Baptist Church of Cape Girardeau.
    Survivors include her husband; a son, Rodney L. Poston Jr. and wife, Tracy of Mayfield, Ky.; four daughters, Karen S. Lipps and husband Richard of Jackson, Deborah L. Lunte and husband mark of Arnold, Mo., Beverly A. Givens and husband Jim of Arnold; a daughter, Shelley L. Lucas and husband Mike of Jackson; two sisters, Wanda L. Morris and husband C.W. “Cotton” of Cape Girardeau; Judy A. Dambach and husband Ed of Cape Girardeau; two brothers, Elmer L. Smith of Cape Girardeau; Floyd A. Smith and wife Ann of Cape Girardeau; 12 grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, five sisters and two brothers.
    Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. Service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home, officiated by the Rev. Sam Ramdial, the Rev. Fred Poston assisting.
    Burial will be at Fairmont Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.
    Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.


Fort Wayne, IN--CHARLES WOODROW PRICE, 50, of Waterloo, IN died Saturday in Lutheran Hospital.
The Cape Girardeau, Mo., native was a supervisor with Universal Tool & Stamping Corp. in Butler, and a veteran of the Vietnam War.
Surviving are wife Kaye; daughter Kari Price of Muncie, IN; son, Scott of North Manchester, IN; sisters, Mary Ervin of Zeigler, Ill., Donna Harris, Kathy Abell and Ruby Patrick, all of Butler, IN and Judy Patrick of Bryan, Ohio; and a brother, Marvin Jackson of Hamilton, IN.
Services are 2 p.m. tomorrow in St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Auburn, IN with burial in Waterloo Cemetery. Calling is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo, and 1 to 2 p.m. tomorrow in the church.
--News-Sentinel, The (Fort Wayne, IN) - March 6, 1995.



BLYTHEVILLE, AR - MARY LYNN PRICE, 87, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., formerly of Blytheville, homemaker, died of cancer Wednesday (June 30,1999) at her home. Services were Saturday at Cobb Funeral Home with burial in Elmwood Cemetery.
She was a volunteer and former coordinator for Reach to Recovery in Cape Girardeau and South San Diego County, Calif.
Mrs. Price, the wife of Von Price, also leaves a stepdaughter, Rita Cox, and a stepson, Robert Price, both of Phoenix, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
--Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN) - July 4, 1999.



AKRON, OH–JOSEPH JAMES PRINGLE, 72, died June 15, 1991.
Mr. Pringle was born in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and had been an area resident the past 69 years. From 1942 to 1946 Mr. Pringle served with the U.S. Air Force. In 1987 he retired from the F. W. Albrecht Company, where he had been employed for 54 years at various Acme Stores, where he served as Manager and Supervisor. At the time of his retirement he was a Wine Host in Acme No. 1.
Mr. Pringle's memberships include: Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Copley, the Catholic Golden Age, the DAV, AARP No. 1667, Jednota Club, German American Club and the Buckeye State Sheriff's Association. Mr. Pringle was a former President of the Acme Camera Club.
Surviving Mr. Pringle is his wife, Beatrice (Bea) (nee Thomann) to whom he was married 43 years; daughter, Deborah and her fiancee, Peter Winson, of Homerville, Ohio; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth James and Carol Pringle; grandson, Kyle all of Stow ; brothers, Thomas, and William both of Akron; sisters-in-law, Miriam, Doris, Genevieve, Mary, and Sister Monica Thomann all of the greater Akron area; aunt, Marguerite Marek of Chicago, Ill.
Calling hours Monday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Dunn-Quigley-Ciriello & Carr Funeral Home, Fairlawn Chapel, 39 S. Miller Rd. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Tuesday, from the Guardian Angels Catholic Church. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.
Dunn-Quigley Ciriello & Carr, Fairlawn Chapel.
--Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - June 16, 1991.



CAPE GIRARDEAU--IVA BEATRICE PROFFER, 100, of Hendersonville, Tenn., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at National Health Care Cenetr in Hendersonville.  She was born April 8, 1909, in Whitewater to Ivy Gracy and Eva Galeener Brincefield.  She and Omar Glen Proffer were married March 26, 1927, at Cape Girardeau. He died Nov. 14, 1989.
    She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Cape Girardeau.
    Survivors include two sons, Jack Proffer of Cape Girardeau and Jerry Proffer of Virginia Beach, Va.; three daughters, Joan Patten and Marilyn O’Howell of Hendersonville, and Ruth Dunlavy of Venice, Fla.; a son-in-law, Paul Cummins of Dayton, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Lorna Cummins; two brothers; and a grandchild.
    Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel.  The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Church of the Nazarene, with the Rev. William Burk officiating.  Burial will be at Fairmont Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.
    Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association.
   --Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.

FORT WORTH, TX - ROY G. PROFFER, a retired farmer, died Monday (Nov 23, 1992) at a Sansom Park nursing home. He was 77.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park.
Mr. Proffer was born in Whitewater, Mo., and lived in Fort Worth about 12 years.
Survivors: Son, Jerry Proffer of Fort Worth; daughter, Geraldine Maxwell of Fort Worth; two brothers, J.W. Proffer and Troy Proffer, both of Millersville, Mo.; four sisters, Lucille Rhodes, Alma Williams and Ruth Gean Taylor, all of Whitewater, and Margie Proffer of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; and one grandchild.
--Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX) - November 25, 1992.



CAPE GIRARDEAU--MRS. FRIEDA M. PROPST, 76 years old, 1551 Price, died Wednesday night, Dec. 9. 1987, at St. Francis Medical Center.  She was born March 31. 1911, at Whitewater, daughter of James and Elizabeth Randol Stovall.  She married Lloyd H. (Pete) Propst Dec. 5 1927, in Cape Girardeau.  He survives. 
She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, the Missouri Nurses Association and the Letter Carriers Auxiliary.  She was a licensed practical nurse performing private-duty nursing beginning in the 1940s.  She also worked 20 years at St. Francis Medical Center.  The family moved to Cape Girardeau in the early 1920s from Whitewater. 
Also surviving are a son, Billie Propst, McClure. Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Knowles, Webster Groves; brothers, Emory, James and Max Stovall, all of Cape .Girardeau;  Ernest Stovall, St. Louis, and Kenneth Stovall, Granite City, Il1; sisters, Mrs. Ruth Dasher and Mrs. Ruby Schutz, both of St. Louis; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ford and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Chester Kneir and the Rev. Earl Sams officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Park.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.



CAPE GIRARDEAU--LLOYD "PETE" PROPST, 85, of 1551 Price Drive died Saturday, Sept. 9, 1995, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
    He was born Oct. 16, 1909, to Steven and Elizabeth Seabaugh Probst in Cape Girardeau.
    He married Frieda Stovall on Dec. 5, 1921, in Cape Girardeau. She preceded him in death Dec. 9, 1987.
    Survivors include a son, Billie Probst of Anna, Ill.; a daughter, Elizabeth “Betty” Lange of Webster Groves; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchilren.
    Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
    Probst, a lifelong resident of Cape Girardeau County, retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Cape Girardeau after more than 30 years of service. He also worked two years for MacDonald Concrete as a salesman and owned and operated Smitty’s Tavern at Broadway and Sprigg for 15 years.
    He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene and the SEMO Booster Club.
    Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel in Cape Girardeau.  Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral chapel, with the Rev. William Burke officiating.  Burial will be in Cape County, Memorial Park.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.



Millersville, MO--NELDA JEAN PROPST, 80, of Millersville passed away Sunday, May 18, 2008 at Jackson Manor Nursing Home, where she had resided since 2005.  She was born Aug. 17, 1927 in Millersville to Chester and Maude Nienstedt Hopkins.  Sadly, when Nelda Jean was only 10 months old, her mother died.  She was adopted by her paternal aunt, Dora Hopkins-Runnels, and her husband, Early.  She and Ray Propst were married May 12, 1945 at Flat River, Mo.  He passed away Feb. 23, 1998.
Nelda Jean attended grade school in Millersville and was a 1945 graduate of Oak Ridge High School.  She and Ray owned and operated the family farm near Millersville.  She was a lifelong member of Millersville United Methodist Church, an active member of United Methodist Women and Millersville Homemakers Club, and was a former leader of Millersville 4-H Club.
Nelda's surviving family includes her loving daughters, Debra Jean (John) Monroe and Emma Lou Propst, who both reside on the family farm near Millersville; four grandchildren, Bridget Barker and Jessica Barker-Freeman of Cape Girardeau, Lindsey Barker and Joey Barker of Millersville; two stepgranddaughters, Heather Monroe and Courtney Monroe of St. Louis; two great-grandchildren, Gage and Dawson Freeman; a half brother, Loral (Barbara) Hopkins of Millersville; and a sister-in-law, Ilinda Hopkins of Millersville.
Ray's surviving siblings include Hansel E. (Leona) Propst of San Antonio, Dwey D. (Pat) Propst of Fenton, Mo., and Verla J. (the late Howard) Crites of Marble Hill, Mo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a half brother, Lynn Hopkins; a young brother, Joel Hopkins; an infant half-brother; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Edward and Louise Propst.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 21 at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.  The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Craig Petzoldt officiating.  Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.



CAPE GIRARDEAU--THE REV. THEODORE J. "TED" PROPST, 82 of 2022 Montgomery, died Friday, Dec 27, 1991 at Southeast Missouri Hospital.  He was an ordained United Methodist minister serving churches in Missouri, including Maple Avenue United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau from 1960-1973.
He was born Oct 2, 1909 in Millersville, the son of Henry D. and Blanche Eva Stattler Propst.  He first married the former Helen Hendrix on Feb 26, 1937.  She preceded him in death Oct 31, 1969.  He then married Mildred Berry Bruster on Nov. 12, 1976.  She survives.
Probst was ordained a minister in 1937.  In addition to serving at the Maple Avenue Church, he served Missouri churches in Manchester, Houston, Elvins, Farmington, DeSoto, Chaffee, Senath and Hermann.  He retired from Maple Avenue in 1973.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 103 in Millersville and assistant chaplain at Southeast Missouri Hospital.  He was a past member of the Chaffee Rotary Club and the Senath Lions Club.
Probst was a graduate of Jackson High School.  He attended Southeast Missouri State University and Bolivar College, and graduated from Eden Seminary.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Judith Fluegge, Millersville; one stepson, Earl Bruster, Cape Girardeau; six step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral servie will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at the Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Dace officiating.  Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.  Visitation and a Masonic service were held Saturday.  (Contributed by Catherine Allison; transcribed by A. Newell)



CLEARWATER, FL--MARY ELIZABETH ""LIBBY'' PUPPER, 73, of Clearwater died Friday at Morton Plant Hospital. A native of Cape Girardeau, Mo., she moved to the area in 1982 from North Port Beach, Calif. She was a homemaker and a member of Northwood Presbyterian Church of Clearwater.
She is survived by her husband, William L.; two sons, William R. of Palm Harbor and Mark A. of Lafayette, La.; her mother, Birdie Macke of Farmington, Mo.; and a brother, Robert Macke of Houston.
Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
--Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - Monday, December 2, 1991

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