Cape Girardeau County Missouri Genealogy Trails


CAPE GIRARDEAU, M0--Funeral service for KENNETH ABBOTT VERHIINES of Cape Girardeau will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark Lutheran Church. Dr. Neala. Zeilinger will officiate, with burial in Memorial Park.  Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel from 4-8 p.m. today. 
Verhines, 74, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 1996, at Missouri Veterans Home.  He was born April I, 1922, in Johnson County, III., son of Ray Audy and Gladys Abbott Verhines.  He and LaWanda Kimmich were married June 6, 1942, in Cape Girardeau. 
Verhines was a graduate of Central High School. He served in the Strategic Air Command of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, receiving American Theater Ribbons, Good Conduct and Victory medals.  He was employed by Singer in Cape Girardeau for 35 years, having been manager and district manager for Southern Illinois, Western Kentucky, Southeast and Southwest Missouri. He was a charter member of St. Mark Lutheran Church and a 32nd-degree Mason in St. Mark Lodge 93. 
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Kent and Brad Verhines, both of Cape Girardeau; a daughter, Jane Davie of Cape Girardeau; seven grandchildren; a greatgrandchild; two step-grandchildren; and five great-step-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a sister.  --Submitted by Catherine Allison.

CAPE GIRARDEAU--LAWANDA L. VERHINES, 87, of Cape Girardeau (affectionately known as “Nan Nan”) died Thursday, July 22, 2010, at Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau.
    She was born Sept. 23, 1922, in Cape Girardeau County, to William and Minnie Niemier Kimmich.
    She and Kenneth A. Verhines were married June 6, 1942, in Cape Girardeau. He died Oct. 9, 1996.
    Mrs. Verhines was employed by Sears Roebuck and Co. in Cape Girardeau with customer service for more than 25 years, retiring in 1988.
    Among her many joys were family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, spending time at the family cabin on the St. Francis River, traveling and her wonderful baking, which will be missed by many.
    She was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church and the Dorcas Circle. She was a past Girl Scout leader and an avid dog lover.
    She is survived by one daughter, Jane (Gary) Davie of Cape Girardeau; two sons, Kent (Wanda) Verhines and Brad (Janet) Verhines, all of Cape Girardeau; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three nieces, five nephews and her beloved dog, Coco.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters and a brother.
    Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel in Cape Girardeau.
    Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Nathan Burgell officiating.
    Burial will follow at Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.
    Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.

Warrenton, MO--DALLAS E. VERMILYE, 71, of Warrenton, died Wednesday (April 7, 1999) at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield. Mr. Vermilye was a retired machinist at McDonnell Douglas Corp., now Boeing Co., where he worked for more than 25 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Warrenton.
The funeral service was held Saturday at McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas, Mo., with burial at the Antioch Cemetery in Hammel, Ark.
 --St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) - April 12, 1999.

DENVER, CO--BONNIE JUNE VINCENT, 71, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., formerly of Denver, died Nov. 24. Services were Nov. 29, with burial at Little Vine Cemetery, Missouri.
Mrs. Vincent was born in Sabetha, Kan., on June 13, 1928. She married Clifford Vincent, 1946. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Cape Girardeau.
Survivors include son Michael of Black Hawk; daughters Bonnie Lewis and Cindy Ammon, both of Missouri; brothers Lyle Lockhart of Denver, Dewey Lockhart of Florida; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
--Rocky Mountain News (CO) - December 3, 1999.