"S" OBITUARIES

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CAPE GIRARDEAU--RUTH MARILYN SAMPLE, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
She was born Aug. 3, 1929, in Pocahontas, to Willie T. and Mary Morton Kasten. She and C.E. “Gene” Sample were married Oct. 17, 1948, in Pocahontas. He died Feb. 25, 2012.
Ruth was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and formerly sang in the choir. She was a devoted Christian. She was an amazing woman who was selfless in her love for family. She lived for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking, and one of her specialties was Christmas cookies. She was truly an angel on Earth. She will be greatly missed.
Survivors include two daughters, Suan (Fred) Vincel and Nancy (Marty) Niswonger of Cape Girardeau; three grandchildren, Amber (Tim) Horrell, Crystal (Aaron) Williams and Andrea (Justin) Savat; six great-grandchildren, Owen, Luke and Carolina Horrell, Laikyn Williams, Hunter Welker; Roman Savat and expecting a great-grandson; and a brother, Eugene Kasten of Cape Girardeau.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a son-in-law, Boyd Morton.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel, with the Rev. Douglas C. Breite officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park.  
Source:  Unknown paper; submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Anna Parks.

CAPE GIRARDEAU--JEANETTE L. SAMS, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010 at Jackson Manor in Jackson.  She was born July 27, 1922 in Cape Girardeau to Cledes B. and Jessie Lou Slinkard Limbaugh.
Jeanette and the Rev. Earl Sams were married Nov. 20, 1941 at Cape Girardeau.  He preceded her in death on May 18, 1995.
She graduated from Southeast Missouri State College at the age of 18.  After leaving Missouri, she was a credit manager for Sears for 18 years.  Later, she was the patient account manager of Cape Surgical Clinic for 13 years until she retired in November of 1987.
Jeanette was a charter member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Cape Girardeau and served in various roles in Nazarene churches throughout the United States.  She was also a faithful member of the Jackson Church of the Nazarene.
Her entire life was spent in the service of the Lord as a pastor's wife in the Nazarene church.  The Rev. and Mrs. Sams pastored churches in West Plains, Mo, Carlsbad, N. M., Albuquerque, N. M., Denver, Ketchikan, Alaska, and Charleston, Mo.  Upon retirement from their pastoral services, Jeanette conducted Tuesday morning Ladies Bible study from her home.
She was a great teacher and mentor in Sunday school classes and various Bible studies.  Anyone having the honor to know Jeanette learned she was a woman who faithfully served God all her life.  All who knew her realized that one of her strongest gifts was to put others' needs and concerns ahead of her own.  She will be missed greatly by those who knew and loved her.
Survivors include a son, Mike Sams, his wife, Adela "Presi" of Jackson; and a sister, Janice Landess of Tucson, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and her sisters, Pansy "Marie" O'Connors and Virginia Howard.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lorimier Cemetery in Cape Girardeau, where she will be laid to rest beside her husband.  The Rev. Ed Stoner will be officiating.  Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  --Contributed by Catherine Allison.


CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Funeral services will be held in St. Louis Friday for ELMER WHITSON SANDERS of 24 N. Hanover, Cape Girardeau. He died Monday, Dec. 17, 1990, at his home. He was 84.
    He was born Oct. 23, 1906, at Commerce, the son of Richmond and Alice Loftin Sanders.
    He was a retired carpenter and also taught 11 years in Scott County in the Macadonia and Rockview school districts. He was also employed by Pure Ice Company of Cape Girardeau for four years and the Shell Oil Co. in Wood River, Ill., for nine years.
    He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Cape Girardeau and a member of Carpenters Local 61 since 1942.
    Sanders was first married to Faye Lawrence on May 17, 1930. She died Nov. 6, 1955. He married June Evers Smith on July 13, 1957. She survives.
    Other survivors include: one stepson, Charles Smith of St. Charles; two daughters, Lawanda Smith and Bonnie Chenoweth, both of Wood River, Ill.; three brothers, Reece and Garnett Sanders, both of Cape Girardeau, and George Sanders of Chaffee; four sisters, Grace Heise of Jackson, Irene Hente, Alice Julian and Jane Thompson, all of Cape Girardeau; five grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and one step great-grandchild.
    He was also preceded in death by two sisters.
    The body is at Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Scott City, where friends may call after 3:30 p.m. Thursday. A prayer service will be held at the chapel at 7:30 p.m., with the Rev. John Carlson officiating.
    The body will be moved to Math Hermann Funeral Home on Halls Ferry Road in St. Louis for visitation Friday from 10 a.m. to time of service, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
    The Rev. Bill Burke of the Church of the Nazarene in Cape Girardeau will officiate. Burial will follow in Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey, Ill.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.



CAPE GIRARDEAU--Graveside service for ALBERTA SAWYER of Manassas, Va., formerly of Cape Girardeau, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Fruitland, Mo. The Rev. Bruce Pittman will officiate.
    Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
    Sawyer, 88, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, at her home.
    She was born July 26, 1913, at Bonne Terre, Mo., daughter of Daniel and Sarah J. Martin Ringer. She and Tom H. Sawyer were married Nov. 11, 1933, at Fruitland. He died Aug. 3, 1999.
    Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Lasky of Manassas; two sisters, Mildred Foster and Lillian Jones of Cape Girardeau; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by a son, a brother, and a sister.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.


Anchorage, AK--E.W. SAWYER, Longtime Alaska resident, 70, died Nov. 11, 1996, at Providence Alaska Medical Center.
A funeral service for Mr. Sawyer will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Birchwood on Birchwood Loop Road. There will be a visitation one hour prior to the service. Pastors David Snyder and Bob Chadwick will officiate. Interment will follow at Palmer Pioneer Cemetery.
Mr. Sawyer was born on Jan. 17, 1926, in Oak Ridge, Mo., to Earl C. and Albert Gladys (Amos) Sawyer. He later learned television repair, and worked as a school custodian. He married Dollie Volz on May 19, 1950.
He came to Alaska in 1962 to prepare for his family's arrival in July 1963. He and his wife made their home in Chugiak and together they raised seven children. The family worshiped together at the First Baptist Church of Birchwood.
After 14 years of working for the Anchorage School District, Mr. Sawyer retired, and he and his wife moved to their homestead at Montana Creek, where they lived in the house the family had built.
''He was happiest working in his shop,'' said his family, ''doing his own sawmill work and supporting his family through hunting, fishing, and gardening. He loved their back-country lifestyle. His later years were spent caring for his bountiful garden and enjoying the visits of his children and grandchildren. He and Dolly were involved for many years at Montana Creek Baptist Church and currently . . . at Talkeetna Baptist Church. E.W.'s life was centered on Jesus and following God's plan for his life. We know he is in heaven and at peace.''
Mr. Sawyer is survived by his wife Dollie of Talkeetna; children, Willard and Gary of Wasilla, Ronnie of Palmer, Carol Drechsler of Vancouver, Wash., Ricky of Chugiak, Kenney of Anchorage, and Larry of Tacoma, Wash. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and the 16th is due in March.
Arrangements for the family were made by Kehl's Palmer Mortuary.   --Anchorage Daily News (AK) - November 14, 1996.



CAPE GIRARDEAU--BERTHA SCHAEFER, 94, of Cape Girardeau, died Nov. 6 at the Lutheran Home.  A native of Cape Girardeau County, she was the daughter of Jay E. and Ida Evans Sledge and the wife of Frederick Schaefer.  She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. 
Survivors include five sisters Pearl S. Duke and Opal Ward of Cape Girardeau, Pauline Stout of Farmington, Geraldine Johnson of Sikeston, and Juaneva Ray of Laconia, N.H. 
Services were Nov. 10 at Ford and Sons, Funeral Chapel with the Rev. David V. Dissen officiating.  (Contributed by Catherine Allison)
 


CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO--FREIDA LOUISE SCHLIMME, 69, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Feb 10, 1998 at St. Francis Medical Center.  She was born Sept 6, 1928 at Marble Hill, daughter of Henry Allen and Dora E. Welker Cobb.  She and Lloyd Schlimme were married Sept 21, 1946 at Gordonville.  
Schlimme was a physical therapy assistant at St. Francis Medical Center for 17 years, retiring in 1986.  She was a member of Hobbs Chapel United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband; four sons, John Schlimme of Raleigh, N. C., Roger and Kenneth Schlimme of Cape Girardeau, Michael Schlimme of Chicago; a daughter, Mary Petzoldt of Jackson; two brothers, Clarence "Mose" Cobb of Cape Girardeau, John Cobb of Belton; two sisters, Verna Thompson of Jackson, Virginia Buttry of Cape Girardeau; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel from 4-8 p.m. today.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Hobbs Chapel, with the Rev. David Stewart officiating.  Burial will be in Zion United Methodist Cemetery at Gordonville.  --Submitted by Catherine Allison.



CAPE GIRARDEAU--ROGER ALLEN SCHLIMME, 55, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center.  He was born Aug. 16, 1948, in Cape Girardeau, son of Lloyd and Frieda Cobb Schlimme.
Mr. Schlimme grew up in Cape Girardeau and was a graduate of Central High School and Southeast Missouri State University.  He worked in the produce department at Wal-Mart in Perryville, Mo., three years; was manager of Save-A-Lot in Cape Girardeau 15 years; and prior to that owned a grocery store in Brownsville, Tenn., eight years.  Mr. Schlimme was a member of Hobbs Chapel United Methodist Church, Scottish Rite Valley of St. Louis, Calvary Shrine of Jerusalem 8, member and past master of St. Mark's Lodge 93.  He was a member of the following Masonic lodges: Harold Grauel 672; Westview 103 at Millersville; Saline 226 at St. Mary, Mo. and current master; Trowel 440 and past master; Zalma 545; Chaffee 615; Whitewater 417; and Olive Branch and Anna, Ill., lodges, Mr. Schlimme was a member and past high priest of Wilson Chapter York Rite, past illustrious master of Cape Council 20, Cape Commandry 55, Amaranth Court 14, St. Mark Order of Eastern Star 167, and area grand high priest of Area 6. 
Survivors include his father of Cape Girardeau; three brothers, John (Connie) Schlimme of Raleigh, N.C., Kenneth Schlimme of Cape Girardeau, Michael Schlimme of Charlotte, N.C.; a sister, Mary (Craig) Petzoldt of Jackson; nieces and nephews, Niki, Curtis, Amanda, Daniel, Luke, Whitney Schlimme; Michelle and Kristen Kelly; Kayla Petzoldt; and a great-niece, McKenzie Shearon.  He was preceded in death by his mother. 
Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home from 3 to 8 p.m. today, and Friday at Hobbs Chapel from 10 a.m. until time of service. A Masonic service will be held at 8 p.m. today.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the church, with the Rev. Craig Petzoldt officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison.



HAMPTON, VA - MR. ELTON GENE SCHMIDT SR., 70, died Thursday, May 28, 1997, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
He was a native of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and had lived in Hampton for over 30 years. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a master sergeant after 26 years of service. He had served during World War II.
He is survived by three children; DeLaine A. Speer of Las Vegas, Nev., Elton G. Schmidt Jr. of Hampton and Gayle S. Doyer of Hampton.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 31, at 11 a.m. at Cape County Memorial Park in Cape Girardeau, Mo., with military honors. The burial service will be conducted by Ford and Sons Funeral Home at the Mount Auburn Chapel in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
The family has requested, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the American Heart Association, 753 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite 2B, Newport News, Va. 23606. Lawrence B. Wood Funeral Home is handling the local arrangements. --Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - May 30, 1997.



MURPHYSBORO, IL --JOHN R. SCHOENBERGER, M. D., of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Murphysboro, passed away Saturday evening in Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was 62 years old. Born April 2, 1948, in Murphysboro, he was the son of John H. and Helen Hauner Schoenberger.
He and his wife, Brenda Jean Parks were married June 30, 1978. Together they raised two children in Cape Girardeau; son, TSgt Michael Schoenberger and daughter, Liesl Schoenberger.
Dr. Schoenberger graduated from St. Andrew School in Murphysboro in 1962 and Murphysboro High School in 1966, later receiving the prestigious Distinguished Alumni Award from St. Andrew. He earned a degree in biology from Saint Louis University in 1970, and a degree in medicine from Loyola Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in 1980. He completed his residency at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas, before moving to Cape Girardeau to start a solo practice in internal medicine.
Board certified in internal medicine, he practiced with compassion and devotion in Cape Girardeau for 25 years -- famously beloved by his patients. He was known for his attentive bedside manner and his strong and quiet ability to counsel. He was a doctor of priests and referred to by his colleagues as a "physician's physician." His resolutely independent nature kept him in solo medical practice his entire life.
Dr. Schoenberger was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral Church. A man deeply devoted to his faith, he was a supporter of EWTN -- Eternal Word Television Network. As a marriage of his Hippocratic ideology as a physician and his faith, he was an avid pro-life advocate. He believed firmly and positively in the absolute dignity of all human life. Though known as a quiet and private man, he was quick witted and always enjoyed a lively political debate.
Above all, he was a family man -- forever putting his wife and children at the forefront of his life.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda; and their children, TSgt Michael Schoenberger (Lori) of Whiteman AFB, Mo., and Liesl Schoenberger of New Haven, Conn. Grandchildren include, Houston, Kaleigh and Preston Schoenberger of Whiteman AFB, Mo. His sisters, Helen Kiel (Robert), Margie O'Leary (Michael) reside in Murphysboro, and Cathy Barker (Stephen) in Eldorado and several nephews and nieces survive him as well.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 2011, at Ford and Sons Funeral Home on Mount Auburn Road. Parish prayers will be at 7 p.m., and remembrances of his life and the saying of the rosary after. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Cathedral, with the Rev. James Seyer officiating. The pallbearers will be Dr. Schoenberger's nephews, Matthew Kiel, Joe Shields, Michael O'Leary, John Patrick O'Leary, Garret Barker and Chris Barker. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.
--Published in The Southern Illinoisan from March 7 to March 9, 2011.



ST. PETERSBURG, FL–ERVIN P. SCHOENY, 75, of Bay Pines, died Friday (March 14, 1997) at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. Born in Cape Girardeau, Mo., he came here in 1986 from Frazier, Mich.
He owned a bakery shop in Michigan.
During World War II, he served in the Marine Corps.
Survivors include two sons, Gary L., Matthews, N.C., and Larry E., Warren, Mich.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
E. James Reese Funeral Home and Crematory, Seminole.
--St. Petersburg Times (FL) - March 16, 1997.



MIDWEST CITY, OK--LLOYD B. SCHUETTE, age 71, of Midwest City, was born July 28, 1925 in Cape Girardeau, Mo. to Lloyd A. & Lora E. (Bryant) Schuette. He passed away Monday, March 17, 1997.
Mr. Schuette was retired from the U.S. Air Force and, following retirement, worked in the appliance department at the Midwest City Sears store.
Mr. Schuette is survived by his wife, Alma; a son, Bryant Schuette; a stepson, Donald S. Wisner & his wife Kathy; his mother, Lora Voges; a brother, Loren Schuette; an aunt, Liola Thompson; 1 nephew, 3 grandchildren & 5 great grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. today, March 20, 1997, at Arlington Memory Gardens.
--Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - March 20, 1997


CAPE GIRARDEAU – Funeral service for DWIGHT SCHWAB, 1805 Westwood, will be held at 11 am Thursday at Ford and Sons Funeral Chapel.  Rev. Chester Kneir will officiate, assisted by Rev. John Cochran.  Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. today.  Schwab, 77 years old, died Monday, May 30,1988, at his home.  He was born Oct. 4, 1910, in Manilla, Ark., son of Joseph and Edna Points Schwab. He and the former Juanita McNeely were married Oct 23, 1946, in Cape.
Schwab was a retired teamster and member of First Church of the Nazarene. 
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Paul D. Schwab of Miami Fla., Joseph T. and Guy T. Schwab of Cape, and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers.  --Contributed by Catherine Allison.



CAPE GIRARDEAU--JOHN A. SCHWAB, 62, of Cape Girardeau passed away Monday, May 9, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center.
    He was born March 4, 1943, in Cape Girardeau, son of Arthur “Hatz” and Nellie Stroder Schwab. After his mother died he was raised by his stepmother, Barbara Jarosik Schwab. He and Marilyn Nagel were married Nov. 25, 1965, in Cape Girardeau.
    Mr. Schwab was inducted into the U.S. Army in June 1969, and was honorably discharged in June 1972 as a Specialist 5. He served 18 months in Nurnenberg, Germany.
    John graduated from Central High School in 1960, and from Southeast Missouri State University in 1965 with a bachelor of science degree. He taught junior high at Egyptian School District in Tamms, Ill., until retiring in 1998. During the summer he did construction work and operated his own business, Xylem Works.
    He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in 1959. He transferred to St. Andrew Lutheran where he was a former youth leader and member of Church Property Committee. He was a member of American Legion Post 63 in Cape Girardeau, and had been a sub-committee member of SEMO District Fair Board since 1998.
    Loving survivors include his wife; a daughter, Ginger Schwab of Sanford, Fla.; a brother, Jeffy L. Schwab and wife Carolyn of Cape Girardeau; and an aunt, Betty Shackles of St. Charles, Mo.
    He was preceded in death by his parents and stepmother.
    Friends may call at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau from 4 to 8 p.m. today, and at St. Andrew Lutheran Church after 9:30 a.m. Thursday. An American Legion service will be held at 7 tonight.
    The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Paul Short officiating. Interment will be in Cape County Memorial Park, with graveside rites by Missouri Military Honor Guard.
    Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Andrew Lutheran Church.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.



Jackson, MO--MILDA SCOTT, 84, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.  She was born Feb. 6, 1924 in Ghent, Ky., to John and Marrie "Mary" Simpson Johnson.  She and William K. Scott were married in 1939.  He passed away in 1973.
Milda worked for Fannie Farmer Candies in Cincinnati, Ohio, and as a waitress and cashier at the former Kaintukee Grill in Florence, Ky.  She had lived with her son and daughter-in-law in Jackson since 1995.  She was a member of St. James United Church of Christ at Tilsit.
Loving survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Sally Scott of Jackson; a granddaughter, Kristy (Josh) Carr of Jackson; and two great-grandchidren, Mikayla and Aaron Carr.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother and four sisters.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at St. James United Church of Christ in Tilsit.  A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the church cemetery, with the Rev. James K. Schultz officiating.  Arrangements by McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.


Anchorage, AK--A funeral service for CHRISTOPHER DON SEBAUGH will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Eagle River, AK.
Mr. Sebaugh, 26, died Friday, April 22, in Bowling Green, Ky. He was born Dec. 19, 1961, in Oak Ridge, Mo., and had lived in Alaska the past 20 years. He graduated from Chugiak High School and was director of maintenance for Security Aviation.
Mr. Sebaugh is survived by his wife, Christine, parents, Perry and Ann Sebaugh, and brothers, Jeffery and Benjamin Sebaugh, all of Chugiak; his paternal grandfather, Delos Sebaugh, of Daisy, Mo.; and his maternal grandfather, Howard Baldwin, of Canyon Country, Calif. He also leaves his mother-in-law, Ann Adams, and his father and step-mother-in-law, Don and Merry Adams, all of Eagle River.
The Rev. Timothy A. Unke will officiate at the funeral. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
--Anchorage Daily News (AK) - April 25, 1988.



CAPE GIRARDEAU--IMOGENE F. SEBEK, 69, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 26, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital.
    She was born April 29, 1935, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Floyd and Minnie Pierce Ford. She and Tony J. Sebek were married Nov. 28, 1953, in Cape Girardeau.
    Mrs. Sebek had been an accountant with St. Louis Union Trust Co., Sears, and Mid-America Hotels. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.
    She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Kathy Sebek Bridges and husband Tom of St. Louis, Toni L. Zimmer and husband Don of Cape Girardeau; five grandchildren, Tricia Zimmer Ferguson of St. Louis, Tyler Zimmer of Columbia, Mo., Tori Zimmer of Cape Girardeua, Lesley and John Bridges of St. Louis.
    There is no public visitation or funeral. A private family graveside service will be held at Cape County Memorial Park, with the Rev. Derek Swanson officiating.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.
Joseph A. Seyer
Source:  Southeast Missourian, dated May 2013; contributed by Catherine Allison; transcribed by S. Gruver
Abstract:  Age 80, residence:  Cape Girardeau, MO
Born:  23 July 1932 in Cape Girardeau, MO
Parents:  Joseph John & Pauline Josephine Dohogne Seyer
Military:  US Navy, 1951-1955; served on the carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt
Marriage:  22 Oct. 1955 to Frieda Barbara Brockmeyer in Cape Girardeau
Employment:  truck driver, Joe Seyer & Sons Livestock & Trucking, Central Packing, Elfrink Truck Lines.
Affiliations:  St. Mary’s Cathedral, Knights of Columbus Council 1111
Hobbies:  playing cards, raccoon hunting, watching sports, NY Yankees, Merle Haggard music
Children:  Beverly Essner & Jerome, Walter Seyer & Kathy, Jeff Seyer, Ken Seyer & Debbie, Chris Seyer & Joni, Roger Seyer & Kari, Steve Seyer & Jane, and Terese Givens & Scott.
Siblings:  brothers, Rev. James A. & Vincent; sister-in-law, Dorothy Seyer
21 grandchildren
13 great grandchildren
Preceded in death by parents, 5 brothers, 4 sisters, a daughter-in-law
Buried:  St. Mary’s Cemetery



CAPE GIRARDEAU--FRANK A. SHEELEY, 72, of 1019 N. Missouri died Nov. 23, 1993, at Southeast Missouri Hospital.
    He was born July 27, 1921, in Chaffee to John and Minnie Davis Sheeley. He married Olga M. Baker in Cape Girardeau on Jan. 31, 1945.
    He was a claims adjustor for 23 years.  He was a member of the Church of Christ in Cape Girardeau and Odd Fellows Lodge #675. He served in the U.S. Army.
    Survivors include his wife; one son, Ronald Sheeley of Jefferson City; one brother, Donald Sheeley of Chaffee; and two grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by one son, three brothers and three sisters.
    Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Chapel.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the chapel.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.


CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO--OGLA M. SHEELEY, 1019 N. Missouri, died Saturday, April 12, 1997, at Southeast Missouri Hospital.  She was 74 years old.  She was born Dec. 1, 1922, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Alvin and Minnie Davenport Baker. She married Frank Sheeley in Cape Girardeau on Jan. 1, 1945.  He preceded her in death Nov. 2, 1995.  She worked for 32 years as a secretaryat the Missouri State Vocational Rehabilitation Department before retiring in 1987. She was a member of Church of Christ, where she was active in many activities.  She is survived by one son, Ronald Sheeley of Holts-Summit; one sister, Agnes Bentley of Springfieild, and two grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one brother.  Friends may call Monday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. with David Bragg officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.  --Submitted by Catherine Allison.


Lakeland, FL--ARTHUR EUGENE SIMPSON, 76, of Lakeland died Tuesday at Lakeland Convalescent Center. A native of Cape Girardeau, Mo., he moved to this area eight years ago from Whitewater, Mo. He was an air-conditioning technician for an automobile manufacturer and member of Heritage Baptist Church in Lakeland. He is survived by his wife, Erma; two daughters, Carolyn of Lakeland and Janet S. Kreher of Oak Brook, Ill.; a brother, Lewis of Dexter, Mo.; four sisters, June Seymour of St. Louis, Ruth Pullium and Pauline Thorton, both of Cape Girardeau, and Betty Cato of Marquand, Mo.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Lakeland Funeral Home.  --Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - January 13, 1993.



Auburn, IL–CHARLES F. SIMPSON. 93, of Auburn died Monday at Lynncrest Nursing Home, Auburn.
He was born Oct. 6, 1903, in Jackson, Mo., the son of James A. and Julia Minton Simpson. He married Frances McFerron on March 8, 1924.
Survivors: wife, Frances; a daughter, Joyce Reeder of Springfield; two grandsons; and four great-grandsons.
Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Jay B. Smith Funeral Home, Maplewood, Mo. Burial: St. Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, St. Louis.
Bisch and Son Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
--State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - September 24, 1997.



ROY S. SITTON, 63, of Gilbertsville, Ky., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday, March 22, 1995, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky.
    He was born Dec. 23, 1931, at St. Peters. He married the former Doris Riehn.
    Sitton was an electrical engineer at Martin Marietta, and attended Bethel Baptist Church in Gilbertsville. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
    Survivors include his wife; three sons, Kevin and Gregory Sitton of Rolla, Brian Sitton of Jackson, Tenn., and a sister, Ruby Stoaks of Baker, Ore.
    Friends may call at Lindsey Funeral Home in Paducah after 5 p.m. today.
    Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Duane Holland officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Church Cemetery.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.
 


KANSAS CITY, MO--GENEVIEVE M. SLINKARD, 86, Jackson, Mo., formerly of Kansas City, died May 4, 1993, at the home. Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Cracraft-Miller Chapel, Jackson; burial in Russell Heights Cemetery, Jackson. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the chapel.
 Mrs. Slinkard was born in Sereno, Mo., and lived in St. Louis, Kansas City and Roseville, Mich., before she moved to Jackson in 1970. She formerly worked for Stanley Home Products for 25 years and was a sales manager. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Luther M. Slinkard of the home; a son, Rober t M. Slinkard, Houston; a sister, Alma Katona, St. Louis; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
--Kansas City Star, The (MO) - May 7, 1993


Watertown, NY--CARMON SMITH, EX-MEAT FIRM OWNER, DIES-- Carmon S. "Smitty" Smith, 65, of 53 E. Church St., died at 1 p.m. Monday at his home.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Piddock Funeral Home, with the Rev. Timothy Parsons, rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, officiating. Burial will be in the spring in Rural Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret; a son, Michael J., Adams, NY; a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Sally) Jerome, Adams; two grandsons; two brothers, Odus, Chaffee, Mo., and Clyde, Delta, Mo.; a niece and three nephews.
A sister, Ida, and a brother, Edward, died before him.
Born July 29, 1925, in Delta, Mo., son of Charles and Lucresia Mahaffey Smith, he graduated from Delta High School and served with the 82nd Airborne Division of the Army during World War II. He also served during the Korean War.
He married Margaret Cowen April 25, 1952, in Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage, with the Rev. Donald C. Schneider officiating.
Mr. Smith was owner and operator of the Watertown Meat Company and had been self-employed in the wholesale and retail meat business for 36 years.
He was an avid sportsman, member of the Mad River Game Club, and a founding member of the Lazy Paradise Hunting Club. He was also a member of the American Legion Don Rounds Post 586, and a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church.   --Watertown Daily Times (NY) - February 26, 1991.



CAPE GIRARDEAU--EDNA M. SMITH, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital.  She was born Saturday, Dec. 20, 1919 in Lutesville, Mo., to Roy Lee and Christina Mansker Lincoln.  She and Fletcher Smith were married Feb. 17, 1940 in Cape Girardeau.
She was devoted to her family and of the Baptist belief.
Survivors include three sons, Ronnie, Jerry and Dennis Smith of Cape Girardeau; three daughters, Linda Sanders and LaVonda Thurman of Jackson, Joyce McGee of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Bernice Hunter of Oregon; 21 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a son, two brothers and two sisters.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home.  The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Roger Kiepe officiating.  Burial will be in Lorimier Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to Alzheimer's Association.  --Contributed by Catherine Allison.



CAPE GIRARDEAU--FLETCHER SMITH, 80, 1109 Walnut, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 1994 at Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center.  He was born Oct. 3, 1913 in Oriole, son of Silas and Maggie Doyle Smith.  He and Marie Lincoln were married Feb. 17, 1940 in Cape Girardeau.
Smith had worked at Pipkin Boyd Neal Packing Co., Central Packing Co., and Marquette Cement Co.  He also was a construction laborer 38 years with Local 282, retiring in 1972.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Ronnie, Jerry and Dennis Smith of Cape Girardeau; three daughters, Linda Sanders of Jackson, Lavonda Thurman and Joyce McGee of Cape Girardeau; two sisters, Elzina Sanders of Florida, Hazel Williams of St. Louis; 24 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, brother and three sisters.
Friends may call at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Chapel from 4-8 p.m. today.  Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. C. E. Fleshman officiating.  Burial will be in Lorimier Cemetery.  --Contributed by Catherine Allison.



CAPE GIRARDEAU--JANET L. SMITH, 60, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, May 14, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center.
    She was born Aug. 14, 1940, at LaPlata, Mo., daughter of Harry and Eva Shockey Davidson. She and Edwin Smith were married June 13, 1964.
    Smith previously taught art and English in Missouri and Kansas schools. She also worked at Famous-Barr in Cape Girardeau more than 20 years.
    Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Tracy Smith of McCLure, Ill., Carrie Padgett of Nashville, Tenn.; a granddaughter, Paige Baugher of McClure, Ill.; two sisters, Wanda Agee of Pacific, Mo., Vera Wilmer of Charlotte, N.C.; and a brother, Earl Davidson of Bismarck, Mo.
    She was preceded in death by her parents.
    Friends may call at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau from 5-7 p.m. today.  A memorial service will be held at 7 today, with Dr. Grant Gillard officiating.  A private graveside service will be held at Pleasantville Cemetery near Green City, Mo.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.

Corona, CA-- Memorial services for WILSON RAYMOND SMITH, 81, will be at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall in Corona. He died of a heart attack Sunday at Corona Regional Medical Center.
Thomas Miller Mortuary in Corona is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Smith, who was born in Daisy, Mo., lived 35 years in St. Louis before moving to Corona 24 years ago. He worked 31 years as a quality control engineer for the Burkart Manufacturing Co., an auto-interior maker in St. Louis. He retired in 1971.
He enjoyed gardening.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby; two sons, Robert of Chico, CA and Gary of Corona; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Truman of St. Louis. --Press-Enterprise, The (Riverside, CA) - June 15, 1995



RAYMOND, IL--KATHLEEN R. CONVERY SPENCE, 43, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., formerly of Raymond, died at 7:58 a.m. Sunday at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau following a long illness.
She was born Feb. 16, 1943, in Litchfield, the daughter of John J. and Rosalie Weitekamp Convery.
She was a substitute teacher at the Notre Dame High School in Cape Girardeau. She was a member of St. Mary's Church and Act with the Beginnings.
Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John J. Convery of Rayond; five children, Mark, Terry, Brian, Karen and Christine, all at home; two brothers, Ronald and Mark, both of Raymond; three sisters, Pat Pope of Harvel, Angie Smith of Chatham and Mary Ellen Gentry of Tampa, Fla.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Cape Girardeau, Mo., with the Rev. Lewis Hejna officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.
Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.
--State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - April 28, 1986

Los Angeles, CA--JESS ALEXANDRIA STACY was born August 11, 1904 at Bird Rock, Missouri. Later when Jess established his birth by affidavit he chose the city as Cape Girardeau because Bird Rock was no longer in existence.
Jess was a famous Jazz Piano player of the Chicago school in the 1920’s. He was fortunate enough to have a very long life and finally succumbed from congestive heart failure on New Year's day in 1995 in Los Angeles.
--Contributed by Robert L Stacey.

WICHITA, KA–ROY DALE STANLEY, 64, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., formerly of Wichita, ASCAP Midwest station-relations representative, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers employee, former KAKE-TV and KWBB radio station employee, died Thursday, July 29, 1993. Service 10 a.m. today, Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Survivors: wife, Donna; daughter, Julia Kridelbaugh of Cape Girardeau; mother, Anna Gross of Peabody; half brothers, Robert Bullock of Peabody, Lee Bullock of Keane, Texas, Ronnie Bullock of Florida; half sisters, Barbara Mayer of Gypsum, Jean Harms of Newburg; five grandchildren.
--Wichita Eagle, The (KS) - July 31, 1993.

CAPE GIRARDEAU--THE REV. EARL G. STATLER, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, June 23, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
    He was born July 7, 1917, in Friedheim, Mo., son of Clyde and Bertha Middleton Statler. He and Edna L. Smith were married June 2, 1948, in Cape Girardeau.
    Statler was a 1937 graduate of Jackson High School. He attended Southeast Missouri State University and briefly worked at the former Farmer and Merchants Bank in Cape Girardeau. In 1942, he joined the U.S. Army Air Force, serving as a navigator and bombardier. he was honorably discharged in 1945. In 1948, Statler received a bachelor’s degree from Southeast Missouri State University. He then attended Duke University, receiving a master of divinity degree in 1951.
    His pastorates included Hayward Methodist Church in Portageville, Mo., New Haven-Senate Grove Charge, St. Clair-Fairview Church, Senath Methodist Church, Salem United Methodist Church, New Madrid-Kewanee Charge and Benton-Oran Charge. He retired in 1983 and became an associate pastor at Grace United Methodist Church, serving until 1987. He was attending both Centenary and Grace United Methodist Church.
    He was a member of Harold O. Grauel Masonic Lodge 672 in Cape Girardeau, its Masonic High 12 and Sword of Bunker Hill; Morley Masonic Lodge 184; American Legion Post 63 in Cape Girardeau; and Disabled American Veterans. He was a Shriner and a 33rd degree Scottish Rite member.
    Survivors include his wife; two sons, David Statler of Greenwood, Ind., Timothy Statler of Cape Girardeau; three daughters, Deborah Statler of Dover, Del., Martha Plassmeyer of St. Elizabeth, Mo., Mary Ann Wintermantel of Salinas, Calif.; and five grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by a brother.
    Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. A Masonic service will be at 7 p.m.
    Visitation will continue at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau.
    The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with the Rev. Jeff Long officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery with graveside military honors.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.

Cape Girardeau, MO--MARIE C. STATLER, 100, of Cape Girardeau passed away Sunday, Nov 11, 2007 at Chateau Girardeau.  She was born Oct 21, 1907 in Sedgewickville, daughter of Ora and Minnie Statler Hahs.  She and Lloyd L. Statler were married Nov 9, 1930.  He passed away Oct. 28, 1978.
Marie and Lloyd moved to Cape Girardeau in 1933 and joined Grace United Methodist Church in 1935, where she was the oldest member.  She was a salesclerk at a dress boutique for several years, and did sewing and alterations out of her home.  Marie was very active in the United Methodist Women's group, as well as former president.  She wa a former Sunday school teacher and youth leader for the Methodist Youth Fellowship.  Being an avid quilter, Marie was a member of the church's quilters guild.
Loving survivors include three sons, the Rev. Jerry (Mary Jane) Statler of Cape Girardeau, Don (Dee) Statler of Troy, Mich., and Gene (Sherry) Statler of Sebring, Fla.; a sister, Lawana Weiss of Columbia, Mo., and a brother, the Rev. Billy Hahs of Mount Vernon, Ill., nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters.
Friends may call today from 4 to 8 p.m. at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau, and after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (Nov 14) at Grace United Methodist church.  The funeral will be Wednesday 10:30 a.m. at the church, with the Rev. Scott Moon officiating.  Graveside committal, officiated by Rev. Billy Hahs, will follow in Cape County Memorial Park.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO--EULA BLAIR STEVENSON died July 4, 2005.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ralph Michael Stevenson.  She was the second daughter of three, born June 27, 1905, to Clare Lyons Blair and Rylie Blair of Sparta, Illinois. She recently celebrated her lOOth birthday with family and friends.  Her sister, Evangeline, preceded her in death; her surviving sister, Fern Blair, resides in Sparta, Illinois. 
Since moving to Cape Girardeau in 1937 to help her husband begin his medical practice, she became active in the community. She was a past president of the
River Hills Garden Club, and remained an avid gardener until her declining health in 2003. Her garden club was a participant in the conception of the Capaha Park Rose Garden.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Cape Girardeau; a member of Tri Psi; PEO; DA.; Quest Club; and the Double-Foursome Bridge Club.
She is survived by: her sister, Fern Blair; three children: E. Joann Stevenson of St. Louis, Karen S. Visnaw and David A.Visnaw of Pelham, Ga., and R.
Michael Stevenson and Debra Stevenson of Boise, Idaho; two sisters-in-law, Blanch Stevensonson Schaufler of Belleville, IL., and Beryche Stevenson of 
Jackson.
Mrs. Stevenson was the loving grandmother to Kimberly Rene Richardson, Alison Blair Harrison, and Steven Austin Visnaw. She leaves ten great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2005,with the Rev.Paul Rabo officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel.
Pallbearers will be David Visnaw, Dr. Randall Stahly, Peter Maher, Dr. Steven Visnaw, Dr.Kurt Harrison and Lory Stahly.
Burial will be at the Cape Girardeau Memorial Park Cemetery.  (Contributed by Catherine Allison)

CAPE GIRARDEAU--Funeral service for WILLIAM H. "BILL" STICKLER, 2551 Ranchito, will be held at 11 a.m. today at First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Charles B. Dreyer will officiate, with burial in Memorial Park.  Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
    Stickler, 72, died Monday, May 2, 1994, at Southeast Missouri Hospital.  He was born Oct. 14, 1921, at Delta, son of William H. and Velma Martin Stickler. He and Martha Schafer were married July 8, 1944, in Cape Girardeau.
    Stickler had worked at Harris Motor Car Co., and retired as a mechanic from Jim Wilson Co. in 1986. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  

    He was a member of St. Louis Conclave Red Cross of Constantine, Missouri Priory 17 KYCH, Moolah Temple Shrine of St. Louis, Cape Shrine Club, and Board of Masonic Temple Association.  Stickler was past master of St. Mark Masonic Lodge 93, past high priest of Wilson Chapter 55, past commander of Cape Girardeau Commandery 75, past illustrious master of Cape Council, past president of Area High 12, past watchman of Calvary Shrine 8, past patron of St. Mark Order of Eastern Star 167, past royal patron of Cape Royal Court 14, and past grand royal patron of Order of the Amaranth State of Missouri.
    He is survived by his wife, and a son Wayne Stickler of Independence.
    He was preceded in death by a brother.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.



CAPE GIRARDEAU--THOMAS WALTER STONE, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at Fountainbleau Lodge.
    He was born April 23, 1931, in Oran, Mo., son of James and Sara Crider Stone. He and Geraldine Farrar were married June 22, 1957, in Cape Girardeau.
    Stone was educated in Oran. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving 20 years, including stints in Africa, England, France, Iceland and the United States. He also owned Professional Fashion Uniforms in the Town Plaza. He was a member of St. Mary’s Cathedral, VFW, American Legion, Elks, and a lifetime member of Knights of Columbus.
    He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Stone of Cape Girardeau; a daughter, Barbara Whitlock and husband Larry of Gordonville; three sons, Tom Stone and wife Victoria of Cape Girardeau, Kenny Stone and Kim Stewart of Chaffee, Mo., Gary Stone and wife Lisa of Olathe, Kan.; a sister, Frances Storey of Rhode Island; nine grandchildren, Dustin Stone, Jessica Bates, Daniel Lance Stone, Kristin Thompson, Joes Thompson, Cassie Stone, Katie Stone, Mariah Stone, Benjamin Stone; and a great-grandson, Bronson Bates.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and a sister.
    Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. Parish prayers will be at 7, with Knights of Columbus rosary to follow immediately.
    Funeral Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Cathedral, with the Rev. Tom Kiefer officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. in Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield with full military rites conducted by Missouri Honors Team.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.

DUTCHTOWN, MO - BEULAH M. STOVALL, 78, of Dutchtown, died Friday, Feb. 24, 1989 at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.  She was born April 29, 1910 in Rich Woods, Mo., the daughter of James Greenlee and Stella Turnbull Greenlee.  On Nov. 22, 1928, she married J.O. (Oscar) Stovall in St. Louis.  He preceded her in death Dec. 12, 1986.  
Mrs. Stovall moved to Dutchtown in 1938 from St. Louis.  She was employed by International Shoe for 24 years.  She was also a member of Bethel Assembly of God Church in Cape Girardeau.  
Mrs. Stovall is survived by three sons, Joseph (Elmer) Stovall, Cape Girardeau, Jack W. Stovall, Cape Girardeau and Clyde E. Stovall O'Fallon; one daughter, Mrs. Lloyd (Leona) Curry of St. Charles; one brother, Harold Greenlee, California; three sisters, Thelma Stovall Whitewater, Adeline (Addie) Gregory, Scott City, and Pearl Forguson, Granite City, Ill.; 15 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one daughter.  
Friends may call Saturday after 4 p.m. at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.  Funeral service will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Cecil O. Barham officiating.  Burial will follow in McQuire Cemetery near Burfordville.  --Contributed by Catherine Allison.

CAPE GIRARDEAU--MAX G. STOVALL, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Southeast Hospital.
He was born, May 2, 1924, in Cape Girardeau, son of James H. and Elizabeth Randol Stovall. He and Evelyn Pletcher Stovall were married March 29, 1947, at Cape Girardeau.
Stovall was a graduate of Cape Central High School and attended Southeast Missouri State University for three years. He was a veteran, serving in World War II in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe where he was awarded five bronze stars.
He owned and operated Max Stovall Excavating, Co. Stovall & Williams Land Development Co. and Max Stovall Construction, which helped in the building of several subdivisions and custom homes in Cape Girardeau. Stovall also purchased Guth Brothers Block & Brick in Cape Girardeau and Poplar Bluff Block & Brick out of Poplar Bluff, Mo., which he changed to Stovall Block & Brick.
He was the city street commissioner in the 1950s and later the county commissioner. He was a large contributor in the construction of the city floodwall, Capaha Pool and the Jaycees golf course.
He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene, American Legion Post 63, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, VFW and the Jaycees Golf Club. He was a member of the Southeast Hospital board for many years and was later given the honorary lifetime member designation by the board. He was a member of the Masonic order.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Stovall of Cape Girardeau; son, Mark (Jane) Stovall of Egypt Mills; daughter, Nancy (Tom) Ross Jr. of St. Louis; three grandchildren, Gina Henry of St. Louise, Cody Stovall and Kate Stovall of Cape Girardeau; two great-grandchildren, Lauren Henry of St. Louis and Lane Conrad of Cape Girardeau; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Maxine Jean Stovall; parents; six brothers; and five sisters.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Fuenral Home in Cape Girardeau.
A private graveside service will be at Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery, with the Rev. Jason Hill officiating. Burial will follow at Cape County Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be given to American Cancer Society, 106 Farrar Drive, Suite 104, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.  --Source:  unknown newspaper, submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Anna Parks.

WHITEWATER, MO -- GLENDA R. STRODER, 65, of Whitewater died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at her home.
    She was born April 9, 1934, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Raymond and Goldia Chapman Craft. She and William Dale “Dub” Stroder were married Dec. 15, 1951, in Piggott, Ark.
    Stroder had worked at International Shoe Co. in Jackson, and at Davis Electric in Cape Girardeau. She was a member of Bethlehem General Baptist Church at Crump, and taught Sunday School a number of years.
    Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Melinda Trovillion of Whitewater; a brother, Jackie Craft of Chaffee; and a granddaughter.
    Friends may call at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson from 4-8 p.m. today.
    Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Joe Allen officiating. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery at Jackson.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.



ST. LOUIS, MO--A funeral for EULA J. STRONG, a retired Clayton teacher, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home, 715 West Main Street, Jackson, Mo. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.
Miss Strong, 96, of Jackson died of infirmities Sunday at her home.
Miss Strong taught first-grade classes for 38 years in the Clayton School District. She retired in 1965 and moved to southeastern Missouri three years later.
Miss Strong received her teaching certificate in 1920 from what was then called Southeast Missouri Teacher's College, in Cape Girardeau. About 1930, she received a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Missouri at Columbia.
Miss Strong was a member of the National Retired Teachers Association and the NAOMI Circle of the New McKendree United Methodist Church in Jackson. She belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star for more than 50 years.
Surviving is a sister, Ruby Strong of Jackson.
--St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) - January 19, 1988.

FARMINGTON, IL -- HAROLD L. SUMMERS, 50, of rural Farmington died at 9:50 a.m. Saturday, July 8, 1995, at Renaissance Care Center in Canton.
Born Sept. 27, 1944, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., to William Howard and Viola Slinkard Summers, he married Betty McMillan on Sept. 30, 1972, in Canton. She survives.
Also surviving are his mother of East Peoria; one son, Patrick Dean of Farmington; one daughter, Kelcy Kaler of Ipava; one brother, Jack of Orlando, Fla.; and one sister, Connie Sherrill of Peoria. His father and one brother preceded him in death.
He was a school bus driver for the Laidlaw Bus Co. He was a Korean War Army veteran.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fairview Church in Millersville, Mo. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton and one and one-half hours before services at the church. Burial will be in Fairview Church Cemetery in Millersville.
-- Peoria Journal Star, The (IL) - July 9, 1995

BRADENTON, FL–SHEILA SWAFFORD, 47, Bradenton, died June 5, 1998. She was born Sept. 26, 1950, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and came to Bradenton 22 years ago from there. She was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Bradenton.
Survivors include two sons, Kevin Robbins of Bradenton and Patrick Robbins of Sarasota; two sisters, Brenda Billy of Palmetto and Sandy Davis of Myakka City; a brother, James Reese of Bradenton; and four grandchildren.
There will be no local services. Direct Mortuary Service/Sun Coast Crematory is in charge.
--Sarasota Herald-Tribune (FL) - June 10, 1998

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