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Special thanks to Rob Vieman, Publisher of Three Rivers Publishing, who has graciously agreed to let us archive the Obituaries from his three news papers in Crawford County. Their web site, covering news from the Crawford County area can be found at http://www.threeriverspublishing.com.

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James Randolph (Randy) Bach
James Randolph (Randy) Bach of Bourbon, Missouri, passed away Saturday, July 14, 1990, at the age of 20 years.
Randy, as he was known by his family and friends, was born to James and Beverly Fulks Bach on December 1, 1969 at Sullivan. He had lived the majority of his in the Sullivan / Bourbon area and was a 1989 graduate of Bourbon High School. Randy was employed for a time at Hardee’s Restaurant in Sullivan and was currently employed with the Cope Plastics Company in Wood River, Illinois. He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Randy also enjoyed the company of his many friends.
Surviving along with his parents, Jim and Beverly are; four sisters, Angela Pinnell and husband, Mark, of Leasburg, Wendy Nye and husband, Jeff, of Sullivan, Melissa and Jamie Bach both of the family home; one step-sister, Julie Vogler; his grandmothers, Marguarette Bach of Stanton, and Lillie Fulks of Bourbon; his fiancée Dee Widerman of Sullivan; two nieces, Natasha Pinnell and Amber Vogler; two Nephews, Mark Pinnell and Chris Vogler; aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted 1 P.M., Tuesday, July 17, 1990, from the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, with Pastor Scott Perry officiating. Interment was in Sullivan Cemetery, Stanton. Funeral arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan.

Carrie Bacialli
Carrie Bacialli nee Espen was born on September 28, 1895 at St. Louis, Missouri to the union of John Espen and Marina Isma Epson and passed away on January 19, 1990 at Cuba, Missouri at the age of 94 years, 3 months and 21 days.
Carrie was united in marriage to Joseph Bacialli. They had a long and happy marriage until Joseph preceded Carrie in death in 1954.
Carrie was preceded in death by two brothers, John (Jack) Espen, Joseph Espen and one sister, Mary Fanetti.
Carrie was a member of the Holy Cross Church of Cuba, Missouri. She was a loving wife, sister, aunt, good friend to all who knew her and will be sadly missed.
Those who survive to mourn her passing from this life are her loving brother, Otto Espen; nieces; nephews; great-nieces; great-nephews; other relatives and many friends.
Carrie Bacialli nee Espen was in state at the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri where a Vigil Service was held on Sunday, January 21, 1990 at 7:30 P.M. Funeral Services were held Monday, January 22, 1990 at the Holy Cross Church of Cube, Missouri at 12 noon with Father Steve Faletti officiating. Interment was in the Mt. Olive Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri. All arrangements were under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Annie Violet Bacon
Annie Violet Bacon of Bourbon passed away Friday, July 3, 1992, at the age of 97 years.
Annie was born December 21, 1894 to Charles E. and Mary E. Bacon, nee Rowland, at Argo, Missouri. She was a life-long resident in the Sullivan/Bourbon area, where she taught for a time in the rural school system. She was also a housekeeper for many years. Annie was a member of the United Methodist Church of Bourbon, where she held the longest membership on record. She also was a member of the Royal Neighbors for many years. Annie enjoyed keeping a vegetable garden and raising flowers.
She is survived by one niece, Willa Mathews and husband, Leonard, of Springfield, Mo.; two great-nephews, Charles Mathews of Springfield and Bob Mathews of Henderson, Nevada; two great-great nephews, one great-great-niece, other relatives and friends. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Virgil Bacon, and one sister, George Curnutt.
Funeral services were conducted 2 P.M. Monday, July 6, !992, from the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, with Rev. Kenneth Attix officiating. Interment was in the Bacon Cemetery, Bourbon, Mo.

Charlettia A. Bacon
Charlettia A. Bacon of Bourbon passed away Monday, Aug. 17, 1992 at the age of 75 years.
Mrs. Bacon was born March 6, 1917, to Ray E. Ellison Campbell and the late Charles Otis Dunkel at Tarkio, Montana. As a youngster, she had also lived in Colorado and Idaho. At the age of 12, she moved with her family to the Sullivan Area where she has since lived. On Jan. 23, 1937, she was married to Oram F. Bacon at Steelville, and to this marriage five children were born. Me. Bacon preceded her in death in 1981. Mrs. Bacon was employed in various jobs around the area but her first devotion was to her family and raising her children.
She is survived by her mother, Ray E Campbell of Bourbon; three daughters, Alice Nye and husband, Roy, of Bourbon, Mary Blender and husband, John, of Lebanon and Charlene Copeland and husband, Robert, of Orangevale, Calif.; two sons, Raymond Bacon and wife, Linda, of Sullivan and Oram Bacon and wife, Janis, of Shipman, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Lena Tourville of Sullivan and a brother-in-law, Floyd Bacon of Washington; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Along with her father, Mrs. Bacon was preceded in death by her step-father, Leroy Campbell and by a brother, Raymond Dunkel.
Graveside funeral services were conducted at 10 A.M. Thursday, Aug. 20, !992 at Crow Cemetery, Sullivan, with the Rev. Robert Tourville officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan.

George Allen Bacon, Sr.
George A. Bacon, Sr. of St. James, Missouri was born May 14, 1947 at St. Charles, Missouri to the union of Marvin and Leola Bacon and passed away Sunday, October 15, 2006 at Rolla, Missouri at the age of 59 years, 5 months and 1 day.
George served his country faithfully. He served in the United States Army and the Army Reserves. He entered the Army September 2, 1968 at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and departed the Army Reserve on September 2, 1974 at Fort Lewis, Washington. He received a Bronze Star Medal and many other medals, accommodations and ribbons. After leaving the Army George remained very patriotic and was always very proud of the Red, White and Blue, our American Flag.
After the Army George worked as a Union Carpenter in the St. Louis area for a few years.
The majority of his adult life he was a truck driver with 25 plus years of traveling the United States coast to coast.
George was an active life member of the Cuba VFW Post #7147 and was in charge of the Gun Club for the VFW for many years. If you had the honor of knowing George for years or for just a short time you know that George always wore a hat or at least in the pictures of him.
He was a loving son, brother, father, grandfather, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend to all. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
George is preceded in death by his brother, Marvin. Those who are left to mourn his passing is his parents, Marvin and Leola Bacon of St. James, Missouri; two sons, George A. Bacon, Jr. of Cuba, Missouri and Gerald and wife Jamie Bacon of Cuba, Missouri; one daughter, Kim Bacon of Cuba, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Darin, Katelynne, Michael, Christopher, Skyler, Chloee and Tristan; two nephews, Jeff and Marvin Bacon of Harvest, Alabama; sister-in-law, Linda Bacon of Harvest, Alabama; very special friend Debbie Atwell and all her family and many friends.
Visitation Wednesday, October 18, 2006 from 5-8 p.m. at Britton Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service noon Thursday, October 19, 2006 at Britton Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri. Serving as pall bears were George A. Bacon, Jr., Gerald Bacon, Phil Harms, Joe Eaton, Bill Knepper and Griffin Taylor.
Burial at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri with full military honors.
The Bacon family was served by the Britton Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.


Leola A. Bacon
Leola A. Bacon nee Schaefer of Cuba, Missouri was born on Thursday, December 9, 1921 in Glasgow, Missouri to George F. and Elizabeth Bange Schaefer and passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at Golden Living Center, St. James, Missouri at the age of 90 years.
Leola married Marvin H. Bacon on July 16, 1943 in Fayette, Missouri and to this union two sons were born.
In the past, Leola was active at the Cuba Senior Center and helped deliver meals on wheels. She was a devoted Catholic and member of the Holy Cross Church, Cuba, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Elizabeth Schaefer; two sons, George and Marvin Bacon; sisters, Mary Jane (Harvey) Watts and Elaine (John) Butler and brother, Charlie Schaefer.
She is survived by her husband, Marvin H. Bacon of Huntsville, Alabama; sister, Marcella Strodtman and family of Armstrong, Missouri; grandchildren, George (Tammy) Bacon of Leasburg, Missouri, Gerald Bacon and Kim (Stephen) Bennick, all of Cuba, Missouri, Marvin Bacon of Huntsville, Alabama and Jeff (Amber) Bacon of Harvest, Alabama; 13 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Leola donated her body to Science.
A memorial service will take place at a later date.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.


Ross E. Bacon
Ross E. Bacon of Bourbon, Passed away Tuesday, March 21, 1995 at the age of 74 years.
Mr. Bacon was born April 23, 1920 in the Bourbon area near Japan to the late George and Ida (Johnson) Bacon. He had lived his entire life in the Bourbon area except for three and a half years when he was honorably serving his country during W.W. II. Mr. Bacon was in the Army Air Corp and participated in the invasion of Normandy. On July 19, 1945 he was married to Nellie Adams at Rolla, Missouri. Ross was a 252 year employee of the Proctor Products Company in Bourbon until ill health caused his retirement. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #81 of Bourbon.
He is survived by his wife Nellie, one son Barry of Norwich, England, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, all of Norwich, England, nieces and nephews whom he loved as his own, great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law, Lenora and Evelyn Adams, a brother-in-law, Walter Adams, other relatives and friends. Mr Bacon was preceded in death by two brothers in early childhood, Estell and George Bacon, one sister, Marie Tiefenbrunn, and two brothers-in-law Richard Adams and Roy Tiffenbrunn.
Funeral services were conducted 1 P.M. Thursday, March 23, 1995 from the Eaton Chapel in Bourbon with Pastor Chris McCutchen officiating. Interment was in Bourbon Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Chapel, Bourbon.

Arthur Lee Bailey
Arthur Lee Bailey, husband of Mary Schults Bailey, and son of the late Silas and Sarah Helms Bailey, passed away at Sullivan, Missouri, Wednesday, December 7, 1988, at the age of 94 years.
He was born September 27, 1894 at Spring Bluff, Missouri. He lived and farmed most of his life in the Sullivan-Gerald area. On Jusy 30, 1916 he was married to Mary Schults at Sullivan, Missouri and to this marriage 10 children were born of which a son, Walter Eugene Bailey, preceded him in death.
Surviving are his wife, Mary; five sons, Edgar, Kenneth, Junior and Lilburn Bailey, all of St. Louis area; four daughters, Francis Campbell of Festus, Missouri, Thelma Chapel of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Shirley Smith and Darlene Bailey, both of Owensville, Mo.,; thirty grandchildren, forty-five great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, brothers, sisters, other relatives and friends.
Mr. Bailey was also preceded in death by one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at 1 P.M. Saturday, December 10, 1988 from the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri, with Pastor William E. Norris officiating.
Burial was in the Cave Spring Cemetery, Sullivan, Missouri.

Brian N. Bailey
Brian N. Bailey of St. James, Missouri was born October 13, 1977 in Columbia, Missouri to Morris and Brenda (Usery) Bailey and passed away April 7, 2010 at the age of 32 years.
Brian was united in marriage to Christy Taylor and this union was blessed with three children.
Brian loved to rodeo, he was a professional bareback rider and he also enjoyed riding bulls. He loved playing with the kids and being with his family.
He was preceded in death by his father, Andy Morris Bailey; grandfather, Morris Lee Bailey; grandparents, John and Alice Usery.
He is survived by his wife, Christy and their children, Blake, Jacob and a baby on the way; children, Timothy, Samantha and Adam Bailey, of Steelville, Missouri; parents, Brenda and Floyd Cale, of St. James, Missouri; brothers, Anthony Wayne (Fuzzy) Bailey and wife Lorie, of Licking, Missouri, Jason Bailey and wife Rhonda, of Union, Missouri; Jeremy Cale, of Chicago, Illinois; Shane Club and wife Mirssia, of St. James, Missouri; Timothy Bailey, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; sister, Ruth Kean, of Rolla, Missouri; special friends, Brian and Christy and Wally Spencer; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 10, 2010 with visitation starting at 10 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. at the Calvary Apostolic Church in St. James, Missouri with Brother Don Lowery officiating.
Interment was in the Adams Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary of St. James, Missouri.

Charles Edward Bailey
Charles Edward Bailey of Cuba, Mo., son of the late Edith Bailey, was born May 7, 1938 at St. Clair, Mo., and passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 1996 at the home of James and Callie Hollingshead, having attained the age of 58 years.
He is survived by a sister, Nova Head and husband of Sullivan; a sister, Garra Woemmel, and husband, Raymond Woemmel, of Bland; dear friends, James and wife, Callie Hollingshead, of Cuba; brother, Melvin Harman; and many nieces and nephews’ and a host of friends; also a special little friend, Lindsay Rodgers.
Charles Bailey worked in the area as a sawmill laborer.
Memorial services were held at 10 A.M. Saturday, July 6, 1996, at Hassebroek-Felton Chapel in Sullivan.
All arrangements were under the direction of Hassebroek-Felton Funeral Home in Sullivan.

Helen Alberta Bailey
Helen Alberta (Campbell) Bailey was born on September 26, 1941 in Rolla, Missouri to Columbus Alexander and Anna Edna (McCorkle) Campbell and passed away on Friday, November 20, 2009 at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Missouri at the age of 68 years, 1 month and 25 days.
Helen was united in marriage to Louis “Joe” Bailey. They were married for 31 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Columbus Alexander and Anna Edna Campbell and her husband, Louis “Joe” Bailey. Louis passed away on November 27, 2002.
She is survived by five sons, Dennis Campbell, Terry Campbell and wife Malinda, Brian Bailey, Jeff Bailey, and Brad Bailey, all of Rolla, Missouri; two brothers, Lawrence Campbell of St. James, Missouri; and Earl Edward Campbell of Boiling Springs, Missouri; two sisters, Maxine Lemke and Joan Yoakum, both of Rolla, Missouri and seven grandchildren.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.


Rev. Joseph David Bailey
Rev. Joseph David Bailey of Rolla, Missouri, formerly of Steelville, Missouri was born November 23, 1930 in Steelville, Missouri to George and Lydia (Lance) Bailey and passed away Friday, May 28, 2010 at the Helia Healthcare Center in Rolla, Missouri at that age of 79 years.
On June 30, 1951 in Salem, Arkansas, he was married to Velma Louella Bailey.
Rev. Bailey served his country in the U.S. Army from 1948 to 1952 during the Korean War. He preached for many years in the Pentecostal faith serving as a traveling evangelist in the area and was a member of the Full Gospel Mission Church in Rolla for over 40 years.
He worked at the Charcoal Plant in Steelville, owned a gas station in Cuba for a few years, worked at Newton Distribution (Dr. Pepper) in Rolla and later retired from Con-Agra Dog Food Company in Rolla, Missouri.
He coached his children and grandchildren in baseball, enjoyed playing baseball and attending many of his grandchildren’s baseball games. In his spare time, he loved to pitch horseshoes, watch wrestling and worked on cars.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Lydia Bailey; wife, Velma; parents-in-law, Corby and Dora Ann Midyett; son-in-law, Larry Carlton; four brothers, Thomas Bailey, Jim Bailey, George Bailey and Bill Bailey and two sisters, Elizabeth Shebaum and Euna Futo
He is survived by eight children, Evelyn Carlton of Edgar Springs, Missouri, Betty Bailey of Lexington, Minnesota, Joe Bailey Jr. of Cuba, Missouri, Ruth Skaggs and husband Bill of Rolla, Missouri, Erma Gayle Robinson of Lexington, Minnesota, Larry Bailey and wife Sue of St. James, Missouri, Kathleen Gruver and husband Leon of Cuba, Missouri and Kurt Bailey Sr. of Millen, Georgia; 16 grandchildren, Billy Skaggs and wife Danielle, Robert Skaggs and wife Amanda, Amy Skaggs, Jason Skaggs, Brad Gruver and wife Destiny, Ashley Bailey, Rachel Gruver, Clarissa Gruver, Joshua Robinson, Rebecca Robinson, Brandon Robinson and Kurt Kenneth Bailey, Jr., William Haugen, Christina Moc and husband Jeremy, Justin Roark and wife Melanie, Phillip Roark and wife Angie; 15 great grandchildren, Jesse Skaggs, Julianne Skaggs, Sidnee Skaggs, Derek Skaggs, Aaron Skaggs, Tyler Skaggs, Peyton Skaggs, Steven Skaggs, Theresa Skaggs, Danielle Keeney, Elizabeth Keeney, Brooklyn Roark, Jonathon Gruver, James Gruver and Kayla Haugen; one brother, Albert Bailey and wife Mary of Maplewood, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Ruth Bailey of Arkansas, Rose Bailey and Tessie Head and husband Gus all of Steelville, Missouri; brother-in-law, Cecil Midyett of Steelville, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, May 31, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Don Mitchell officiating and Bro. Dooley Garrison sharing memories with prayer. The eulogy was read by grandson, Jason Skaggs.
Special music of “Higher Ground” was sang by granddaughter, Ashley Bailey accompanied on piano by Vicky Limberg. Other special music of “I Miss You” was sung by great granddaughter Sidnee Skaggs and “Amazing Grace” was sung by Christina Zakes.
Committal prayer and burial were in the Upper Indian Creek Cemetery in Viburnum, Missouri. Military honors were given by the U.S. Army.
Casket bearers were Robert Skaggs, Jesse Skaggs, Chris Dildine, Billy Skaggs, Kevin Skaggs and Brad Gruver. Honorary casket bearers were Jason Skaggs, Stephen Skaggs, Derek Skaggs and Tim Gresham.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

Mary Ruth Bailey
Mary Ruth Bailey nee Slovensky of Cabot, Arkansas formerly of Steelville, Missouri was born on March 18, 1927 at Steelville, Missouri to John and Mary Earney Slovensky and passed away on Friday, September 16, 2011 at the age of 84 years, 5 months and 29 days.
Mary Ruth married George Bailey in November of 1947 at Washington, Missouri and to this union two children were born.
She worked and retired from Wallace manufacturing in Maplewood, Missouri. She later moved back to Steelville where she was a volunteer in the elementary school. She also, was a member of the Center Point Baptist Church in Steelville, Missouri. Her hobbies were embroidering, quilting, camping and fishing.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Slovensky; husband, George; brother, Walter (Thelma) Slovensky; brothers-in-law, Tom, Joe, Jim and Bill Bailey; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Bailey and Eunice (Emery) Futo.
She is survived by her son, Gary Bailey and wife Jane of St. Peters, Missouri; daughter, Jerry Lyn Crunk of Cabot, Arkansas; sister, Annie Laurie Petchula of Fairview Heights, Illinois; brother-in-law, Albert (Mary) Bailey of Maplewood, Missouri; sister-in-law, Rose Bailey of Steelville, Missouri; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Monday, September 19, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral service was Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Center Point Baptist Church, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Delmar Hutson officiating.
Burial at the Liberty Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Velma Ruth Bailey
Velma Ruth Bailey of St. James, Missouri was born in Phelps County on January 2, 1944 to Tomy and Bessie (Williams) Blake and passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at the age of 68 years.
On November 14, 1980 she married Harold Eugene “Gene” Bailey.
Prior to retiring, Ruth worked many years as an information tech supervisor for the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Tomy and Bessie Blake; husband, Gene Bailey; and one sister, Thelma Lamb.
She is survived by three daughters, Judy Harris and Keven Tiberghien of Edgar Springs, Cindy Harris and Mark Barton of Cuba, Missouri and Nancy and Howard Bobbit of St. James, Missouri; two brothers, Henry Blake and wife Mary and Gene Blake and wife Barb, both of Edgar Springs, Missouri; two sisters, Alice Wagoner and husband Rodger of Jerome, Missouri and Joice Jefferies of Fulton, Missouri; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.
Funeral service was at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 27 2012 at the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri with pastor Ray Cook officiating.
Interment followed in the Ozark Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.

Wanda Lee Bailey
Wanda Lee Bailey, nee Dace, of Sullivan, Missouri, was born September 29, 1927 at Springfield, Illinois to Fredrick and Margarett (Rue) Dace and passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013 at the age of 85 years.
Following her mother’s death in 1928, she and her sister, Evelyn Ruth were brought to their grandmother and Uncle Lewis’ to live in Berryman, Missouri. Following their passing they returned to Springfield, Illinois where Wanda attended and graduated from Springfield High School.
After graduation she relocated to Sullivan, Missouri where she met Larry “Pete” Bailey. They were united in marriage on August 16, 1944 at Union, Missouri and two sons were born.
Wanda was saved at an early age and baptized into Berryman Baptist Church. She knew Jesus was her forever Savior. She enjoyed her life, her home, dear friends, long time neighbors and family from both sides.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fredrick and Margarett Dace; her husband, Pete Bailey; one son, Larry D. Bailey, Jr.; one grandson, Timothy Andrew Bailey and one sister, Evelyn Ruth Dace Harper.
She is survived by one son, Rick Bailey and wife Rita of Bourbon, Missouri; three grandchildren, Rick Bailey, Jr. and wife Rachel, Larry Blair who they raised as their own, and Jamie LeRanza; great grandchildren, Meghan Blair, Rita Jean, Randi and Ricky Bailey, Jacqueline, Jillian and Rudy LeRanza; sisters-in-law, Florence Lattimore and June Sites; brothers and sisters-in-law, Darrell and LaRae Bailey and George and Anna Belle Bailey; special neighbors, Roy and Nancy Clark, Matt and Jason; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted at noon Monday, July 22, 2013 from Meramec Valley Baptist Church, Sullivan, Missouri with Pastors Richard and Eric Williams officiating.
Interment was in the I.O.O.F. Memorial Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Brad B. Baker
Brad B. Baker, Prosecuting Attorney of Crawford County, passed away Sunday, November 8, 1998, in St. Louis, Mo. having attained the age of 46 years.
Brad was born November 7, 1952, in Independence, Mo. to Arthur Leroy “Roy” and Joyce D. Baker Nee Day.
He is survived by his mother, Joyce Baker of Sunrise Beach, Mo.; one brother, Max B Baker and wife, Sandra of Arlington, Texas; one niece, Johanna Baker; and one nephew, Benton “Ben” Baker of Arlington, Texas; other relatives and friends.
Brad grew up in Odessa, Mo. where he attended and graduated from Odessa High School in 1971. He Graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 1976, and he graduated from St. Louis University Law School in 1979.
Brad was a very civic minded citizen and a member of the Catholic Church. The Lebanon Masonic Lodge #77 A.F. and A.M. The Crawford County Democrats, The Missouri State Bar Association, The Nevada State Bar Association, and was elected Prosecuting Attorney of Crawford County in 1994, and he had been in the Missouri National Guard, and on the Committee of Legislative Reserch for the Mo. General Assembly; Appellate Division of Missouri Public Defender, Columbia, Missouri. Brad will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all that knew him.
Brad loved to travel and he loved history, especially English history; he enjoyed classical and jazz music, antiques, and his dog “Amedeus”
Brad was preceded in death by his father, Roy Baker.
Memorial service was held Wednesday, November 11, 1998, at 7:30 P.M., at the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Mo. followed by a Masonic Service by Lebanon Lodge #77 A.F. & A.M.
Memorial service was held Friday, November 13, 1998, at 1:30 P.M., at the Jones Funeral Home in Odessa, Missouri. Interment followed in the Gleenton Cemetery in Odessa.
In lieu of flowers, the family requested memorials be given to Lebanon Lodge #77 A.F. & A.M. in memory of Brad B. Baker.
All arrangements were under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.

Donald J. Baker
Donald J. Baker, of Sullivan, passed away Saturday, March 6, 1999, at the age of 78 years.
Mr. Baker was born June 26, 1920, at Charlotte, Michigan, to the late Merle and Pearl (Clapper) Baker. He honorably served his country in the United States Army, from 1941 until 1945, with the 978th Field Artillery Battalion, and was decorated with the Good Conduct Medal, the American Defense Service Medal, and the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with five Bronze stars.
While stationed in Fort Leonard Wood , he met Alice Williamson, and they were married February 5, 1943, and recently celebrated 56 years of marriage. Mr. Baker was employed 32 years as General foreman for the farmer Ramsey Corporation.
He enjoyed fishing, bowling, and golfing, but his great joy in life came from his family. Mr Baker was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, a man of honor and integrity.
He professed his faith in Jesus Christ, was baptized in March, 1972, and was a member of First Baptist Church in Sullivan. He will be fondly remembered by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Alice, of Sullivan, one son, Don D. Baker, and wife Patricia, of Sullivan, two daughters, Susan Hinson and husband, Pastor Richard Hinson, of St. Clair, Mo. and Judith Corethers and husband, Ed. Of Sullivan, one brother, Roger Moore and wife, Carol. Of Lady Lake, Fl. One sister, Pauline Ingman and husband, Abe of Flint, Mi., twelve grandchildren, Alan Fallon of Bourbon, Kris Strauser, Pastor David Dixon and Wife, Tabitha, of Benton, Ar., Pastor Brian Dixon and wife Krista, of Tallula, Ill., Douglas, Laura, and Brandon Baker on Sullivan, Autumn Hooper and husband, Leonard of St. Louis, Joshua, EIlzabeth and Kathleen Hinson, and Rhonda Fallon, all of St. Clair, seven great-grandchildren, Jordon and Kylie Strauser, Steven Fallon, Sable, Sierra and Sophia Dixon, and David Paul Dixon II, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, March 9, 1999, from First Baptist Church in Sullivan with Pastor Brian Dixon officiating. Interment was in New Rock Cemetery, Bourbon, Mo.

Glenn McKendree Baker
Glen McKendree Baker, of rural Dixon, was born on September 13, 1924, in Crawford County, Missouri, to Andrew and Maude (Frank) Baker and passed away Saturday, May 29, 2010, in Jonesboro, Arkansas at the age of 85 years, 8 months and 16 days.
Glenn was united in marriage on April 4, 1945, at Cuba to Charlotte Marie Reid and to this union six children were born.
Glenn was baptized into the Catholic faith on May 13, 1944 by Rev. Eugene T. Nicolas at Ford Island, Hawaii and was a member of the Visitation Catholic Church, Vienna, Missouri. He served in the United States Navy and Air Force. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, Waynesville, Missouri, the Argyle Veteran’s of Foreign Wars, Post No. 8045, Argyle and the American Legion Post 0354, Brinktown, Missouri. He had served as Post Commander for both the VFW and American Legion and on the Maries-Osage Ambulance Board, Vienna, Missouri. He worked at the Water Treatment Plant retiring in June of 1988. He loved to hunt, fish and being on his farm near the Hayden Community.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Maude Baker; one daughter, Janette Marie Vrana; three grandchildren, K.S. “Elliot” Kehoe, Patrick “P.J.” Savage and Jesse Baker; one great grandson, Kevin Wilson; two brothers, Rola R. Baker and infant, James Baker and one sister Ona Fern Nininger.
He is survived by his wife, Charlotte of the home; two sons, Glen Mark Baker of Frankston, Australia; Jeffrey Lance Baker of the home in Dixon, Missouri; three daughters and four sons-in-law, Mary Louise and Dr. Patrick Savage of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Karen Rene and Dr. Jesus Vallejo of Houston, Texas, Charlotte Anne and Louis Weinert of Montara, California and Anthony Vrana of Dixon, Missouri; one brother, Thomas Baker of Taylor Arizona; four sisters, Faye Burnett of St. Louis, Missouri, Martha Jean Phipps of Kansas City, Missouri, Mary Beebe, Parson of Kansas and Brenda Cochran of Elijay, Georgia; seven grandchildren, Aaron Wilson, Alycia Alvarez, Caitlin Gezgin, Cristian and Eric Vallejo and Ethan and Ona Weinert; four great-grandchildren, Andrew and Gabriela Alvarez and Alex and Zane Wilson; other relatives and friends.
A Prayer Service was held at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 2, 2010, in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes with Msgr. Marion Makarewicz leading.
The Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at 10 a.m., on Thursday, June 3, 2010, in the Visitation Catholic Church, Vienna, with Msgr. Marion Makarewicz officiating.
Lector for the Mass was Karen Rene Vallejo and Eucharistic Minister was Anthony Vrana. During the Offertory Procession, the Gifts were borne to the altar by Dr. Jesus Vallejo, his sons Cristian and Eric Vallejo, and Ethan and Ona Weinert. The Visitation Church Choir sang appropriate Catholic hymns for the Mass and was accompanied by organist, Gloria Brunneret.
Interment was held at 2 p.m., Thursday afternoon, June 3, 2010, in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri, under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes with Military Honor Guard, gun salute and playing of “Taps”.
Pallbearers were Anthony Vrana, Louis Weinert, Dr. Jesus Vallejo, Bobby Nienhaus, and Cristian and Eric Vallejo.
Arrangements under the direction of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes Vienna, Missouri.

James Edward Baker
James Edward Baker, son of the late Edgar Lewis and Lillie June Taylor Baker was born on August 9, 1911 in Bourbon, Mo., and departed this life on February 14, 1992, at the Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, having reached the age of 80 years, six months, and five days.
Jim was a longtime resident of Bourbon where he was employes as a truck driver for Hartung Hauling for over 30 years, until his retirement. He was later engaged in farming.
On June 1, 1940, in St. Louis, he was united in marriage to Nettie Bouse.
Surviving him are his wife, Nettie, a daughter, Mary Jones and husband Randy or Waterloo, Ill., a son James Baker and wife Sandra of Walton, Nebraska, two sisters, Edna Randall of Omaha, Nebraska, Lea Bock of LaSalle, Colorado, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Baker.
Funeral services were held at 2 P.M. Sunday from the First Baptist Church in Bourbon with Pastor Wexford Parmer and Pastor William Myrick officiating. Intermant was in the Bourbon Cemetery, Bourbon, Mo.
Funeral arrangemrnets were under the direction of Hassebroek’s Bourbon Chapel, Bourbon, Mo.

James Wesley Baker
James Wesley Baker of Steelville, Missouri was born, May 11, 1915, at Viburnum, Missouri, a son of the late, Lewis N. and Minnie (Chapman) Baker and passed away May 27, 1985 at Georgian Gardens Nursing Home, Potosi, Missouri at the age of 70 years and 16 days.
In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by two sisters, Goldie Anderson and Sylvia Massucci.
Those who remain to mourn his passing are three sisters, Velta Fox of Steelville, Missouri; Angie Kohler of St. Louis, Missouri and Edna Allen of San Antonio, Texas; two brothers, Ernest Baker of Afton, Missouri and Louis Baker of Middleburg, Florida; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Memorial services were held at Cherryville Baptist Church, Sunday, June 2, 1985 with Rev. James Chilton, Pastor, officiating. Commital prayers and interment was in the Cherryville Baptist Cemetery, Cherryville, Missouri.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Alcoholic Anonymous, c/o Britton Bros. Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Loren Andrew Baker
Loren Andrew Baker was born February 13, 1909, to Amos B. and Agnes (Edmondson) Baker and passed away April 4, 1989, at the age of 80 years, 1 month and 21 days.
He was married to Barbara Rhea on March 11, 1933, in the Baptist Church at Cassville, Missouri. He graduated from Southwest Missouri State College and was a teacher for over thirty years in school districts in Missouri and Illinois, serving eight years at Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, Missouri and seventeen years on the Steelville Public Schools until his retirement in 1974.
Loren joined the Baptist Church in Purdy at the age of 15. He was a deacon in the First Baptist Church in Steelville and was a training union leader, a church visitor and was serving homebound members at the time of his death.
Mr. Baker in survived by his wife, Barbara, of Steelville, Missouri, two daughters, Ann and husband Gary Nelms of Springfield, Missouri, Jane and husband Jerry Bishop of Atlanta, Georgia, five grandchildren, Andrew, Leslie and Emily Nelms of Springfield, Missouri and Rhea Ann and Brian Bishop of Atlanta, Georgia. Other close family members include a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Adine Rhea of Cooter, Missouri, one nephew, Hal Rhea, three nieces, Rebecca Smelson, Marilyn Stevens and Kathy Robinson, other relatives and many friends.
Loren Andrew Baker lay in state after 4 P.M. Thursday, April 6, 1989, at the Britton Brothers Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri. Funeral Services were held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 7, 1989, at the First Baptist Church, Steelville, Missouri, with Rev. Jesse Parrot officiating. Pallbearers were deacons from the First Baptist Church of Steelville, Jim Barksdale, Ron Bouse, Jim Brand, Charles Chipman, Wilbur Grayson, Ken Halbert, Charles Hawkins, Willis Hopkins, Rob Housewright, Art and Kent Howald, Everett Hutton, Charles Lint, Floyd Reed and Jim Vaughn. Committal prayers and interment were in Steelville Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Britton Brothers Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Luttrella May Baker
Luttrella May Baker was born May 6, 1901 in Knoxville, Tennessee and passed away in the Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Rolla, Missouri, February 15, 1990, at the age of 88 years, 9 months and 9 days.
Her parents were Joseph Albert Ahler and Mary June (nee Webb).
Letrella was united in marriage to Richard E Baker in Chicago, Illinois, October 23, 1923. This union was blessed by two children, a daughter, Mary Sue and a son, Richard William Baker.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her son Richard William Baker (January 10, 1945) and a brother, Clarence Ahler.
Lutrella accepted Christ as her personal Savoir on Easter Sunday, April 10, 1911 and united with the Second Presbyterian Church of Knoxville, Tennessee on that date. As a Minister’s wife her church letter was transferred to each church that her husband pastured. At her husband’s retirement she united with the Steelville Presbyterian Church and was a faithful member and active as long as her health permitted.
She is survived by her devoted husband of over sixty-six years, Richard Baker of the home at Gibbs Manor Apartments, Steelville, Missouri, a loving, caring daughter, Mary Sue Baker Hamilton of Cook Station, Missouri; Also a brother, William J. Ahler and a sister Miss Alberta Ahler, both of Knoxville, Tennessee and many relatives and friends of many states of the United States.
Lutrella May Baker lay in state at the Britton Brothers Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri, Sunday, February 18, 1990. Funeral Services were held 1:00 P.M. Monday, February 19, 1990 in the Britton Chapel with Rev. Susan and William Birch officiating. Committal prayers and interment were in Czar Cemetery. Pallbearers were Henry Adams, Kevin Cross, Ken Halbert, Jim Laney, Gilbert and Kenneth Turnbough. Arrangements were under the direction of the Britton Brothers Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Nettie Marie Baker
Nettie Marie Baker of Bourbon, Mo., daughter of the late Ferd Bouse and Myra Summers Bouse was born December 30, 1912, in Anthonies Mill, Mo., passed away Sunday, January 24, 1999, in Sullivan, Mo., having attained the age of 86 Years.
Nettie Bouse was united in marriage to the late James Baker on June 1, 1940, at St. Louis, Missouri, and to this union, one daughter was born. They moved to Bourbon after they were, married, and Nettie was a member of the Meramec Baptist Church in Bourbon, Mo.
Nettie was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and Enjoyed being a homemaker and sewing. She will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all that knew her.
Nettie is survived by her daughter; Mary Jones and husband, Randy, of Waterloo, Ill.; one brother; Carl Bouse and wife, Rosetta, of Anthonies Mill, Mo.; one sister; Geraldine Reiner of Bourbon; one sister-in-law; Bonnie Bouse of Bourbon; and one brother-in-law; Elmer Reed; seven grandchildren; Brent Jones and wife, Fran, of St. Louis, Angel Rudloff and husband, Randy, of Waterloo, Ill., Michelle Criswell, Carmen Turner, and Lance Baker, all of Lincoln, NE, and Kevin Baker of Charlotte, NC; nine great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
Besides those previously mentioned, Nettie was preceded in death by one brother, Woodrow Bouse, and one step-son, James Francis Baker, and one sister, Wilma Lee Reed.
Visitation for Nettie Marie Baker was held from 5:00 to 9:00 P.M., Tuesday, January 26, 1999, at the Hassebroek-Felton Funeral Home, Bourbon, Mo.
Funeral services for Nettie Marie Baker were conducted at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, January 27, 1999, at the First Baptist Church in Bourbon, Mo., with Pastor Oliver Mullen and Pastor Richard Williams officiating. Interment followed at the Bourbon Cemetery, Bourbon, Mo.
All Arrangements were under the care of the Hassebroek-Felton Funeral Home, Bourbon, Mo.

Patrick Michael Baker
Patrick Michael Baker of St. James, Missouri was born on November 29, 1946 in Norris, Pennsylvania to John F. and Maude W. (Gray) Baker and passed away at his home on Friday, February 3, 2012 at the age of 65 years, 2 months and 5 days.
Patrick Baker was united in marriage to Ute Ward on November 28, 1986 in Ft. Riley, Kansas.
Patrick was an excellent electrician.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Maude Baker.
He is survived by his wife, Ute Baker of St. James, Missouri; two sons, Michael H. Baker and wife Anne Marie of Springfield, Missouri and Douglas P. Baker of Springfield, Missouri; one daughter, Caitlin Baker of St. James, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 9-10 a.m. on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. James, Missouri.
Memorial services were conducted on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. James, Missouri with Charles Pardee officiating.
Burial was in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in St. James, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.


Raymond Louis Baker
Raymond Louis Baker of Bonne Terre, Missouri, formerly of Cherryville, Missouri, was born June 4, 1937 at St. Louis, Missouri, a son of the late James Alvie Baker and Eula Irene Baker (nee Baker) and passed away, April 10, 1991 at the Regional Medical Center, Fannington, Missouri, at the age of 53 years, 10 months and 6 days.
Raymond was united in marriage to Margaret Ruth Simpson and to this union three daughters, Sue Ann, Katherine and Joyce and two sons, Carl D. Baker and Steven Baker were born. He later married Veronica Sue Rasnic and to this union one daughter, Laura Lynn and one son, Glen Ray Baker were born.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Steven Baker, two sisters, Fredia M Hardin and Thelma G. Rodgers; two brothers, Vernon Callahan and Louis Raymond Baker; Three half-brothers, Haskel, Hershell and Verl Baker; two half sisters, Verna and Evelyn Baker and one step brother, Dorman Baker.
Among those who remain to mourn his passing are his wife, Veronica Sue Baker of Bonne Terre, Missouri; two sons, Carl D. Baker and wife Debbie of Cuba, Missouri and Glen Ray Baker of Bonne Terre, Missouri; four daughters, Sue Ann and husband Eddie Brooks Sr. of Cherryville, Missouri; Katherine and husband Darrell Cunningham of Bourbon, Missouri and Laura Lynn and husband Al Hecke of Bonne Terre, Missouri; Clifford Callahan of Cuba, Missouri; Vercel and wife Daphna Callahan of Cherryville, Missouri and Clarence Callahan of St. Louis, Missouri; one half-brother, Marshall Baker of Burbank, California; two step-sisters., Elsie Moutrey of St. James, Missouri and Lemoin Morrison of Cuba, Missouri; eleven grandchildren, Eddie, Julie and Shawn Brooks, William Warner, Andrea, Benjamin and Lindsey Miller, Meredith Cunningham and Amanda Leann and Matthew Politte; a special friend, Opal Pierce of Bonne Terre, Missouri; other relatives and many friends.
Ran Louis Baker lay in state after 6 P.M. Thursday, April 11, 1991, at the Britton Bros. Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri. Funeral services were held 2 P.M. Saturday, April 13, 1991 in the Britton Chapel with Rev. Randall Wallen officiating. Committal prayers and interment were in Freeman Cemetery, Pallbearers were Carl Baker, Eddie Brooks, Darrell Cunningham, Al Hecke, John Simpson and William Warner. Arrangements were under the direction of Britton Bros. Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Richard Earl Baker
Richard Earl Baker, son of Charles and Laura Chance Baker was born, September 7, 1899, at Rose Hill, Kansas and entered life, March 8, 1995, in the Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Rolla, Missouri, at the age of 95 years, 6 months and 1 day.
Richard was united in marriage to Lutrella Ahler of Knoxville, Tennessee, October 23, 1923. They met at Moody Bible Institute, where they were both students and had graduated in 1922. To this union two children were born, a son Richard William Baker (Deceased January 10, 1945) and a daughter, Mary Sue Hamilton.
He was ordained to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament by the Chicago Presbytery Church in April of 1927, after graduatiog from Wheaton College and McCormick Theological Seminary. He spent about ten years each, pasturing churches in Missouri, Nebraska and Michigan, teaching in the public school in the rural Parkway School District in St. Louis, Missouri and staffing at the Pine Mt. Settlement School in Kentucky.
Richard and Lutrella retired in 1965 and moved to Cook Station, Missouri. In September 1987, they became residence of Gibbs Manor on its opening day.
Richard is survived by a devoted and loving daughter and son-in-law, Mary Sue and Rutherford Hamilton of Cook Station, Missouri; six nephews, Norman Baker of Santa Rosa, California, Howard Baker of Omaha, Nebraska, Marvin Reheis and Claude Reheis of Wichita, Kansas, William Ahler of Texas and Stephen Ahler of Washington State; two nieces, Marian BAlcock of Eureka, California and Loretta Ashby of Pekin, Illinois. He is also survived by a dear sister-in-law, Alberta Ahler of Knoxville, Tennessee.
Richard and Lutrella enjoyed a most congenial companionship for sisty-six years. Now they await the fulfillment of the Lord’s promise. “I know whom I believed and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed to him against that day”. II Timothy 1:12b
Rev. Richard Earl Baker lay in state after 4 P.M. Friday, March 10, 1995, at the Britton Bros. Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri. Funeral services were held 11 A.M. Saturday, March 11, 1995, in the Britton Chapel with Rev. Susan Guyer Birch and Rev. Charles D. Likely officiating. Music was provided by organist Deloris Bell.
Committal prayers and interment wre in Carr Cemetery, Cook Station, Missouri.
Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers were Henry Adams, Carl Benton, William Birch, Craig Bryant, Homer Perkins, and Thomas Sweyers.
Arrangements were under the direction of Britton Bros. Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Robert Tuggle Baker
Robert Tuggle Baker son of Thomas and Sally Honnoll Baker was born August 23, 1914 in Leachville, AR. And passed away September 23, 2000, in Courtois, MO., at the age of 86 years and one month.
Robert is survived by three daughters; Winiford Southard of Rolla, Mo.; Rose Lawanda Kincy and husband Steve of Jackson, Mo.; Linda Diane Crocker of Potosi. Two sons; Robert David Baker and wife Rose of Wentzelle, Mo. and Paul Edward Baker and wife Pam of Courtois, Mo. Twenty-two grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and his former wife Marie Treadway of Morehouse, Mo.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Opal Baker; one son James Robert Baker; one daughter, Glenda Betchel; one grandson, Marvin Southard; one granddaughter, Susan Joe Southard; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Thelma Justic.
Funeral services for Robert Tuggle Baker were held September 26, 2000 in the Freewill Baptist Church in Viburnum, MO. with Brother Cletus Nichols officiating.
Serving as pallbearers were Ronnie Treadway, Brian Treadway, David Poston, Donald Givens, Jerry Grusa, Rolf Ringwald.
Intermant was in the Upper Indian Creek Cemetery with all arramgements under the direction of the Spencer Funeral Home. (Steelville Star, 11 Oct. 2000 p. 68)

Roy E. “Joe” Baker
Roy E. “Joe” Baker was born on February 22, 1926 at Hurley, Missouri to the union of Pearlie Baker and Ader Baker nee Morris and passed away on October 30, 1988 at the Harry S. Truman Hospital, Columbia, Missouri at the age of 62 years, 8 months and 8 days.
On April 20, 1956 Joe was united in marriage to Morma Counts. One son, Randy, was born to this union. On August 12, 1944 Joe was inducted into the Armed Forces and was honorably discharged on June 25, 1946.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Robert and Lee Baker and one sister Audie Baker.
Joe was a member of the Earl Rutz Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7147. HW was a devoted father, loving grandfather, brother, good friend to all who knew him and woll be sadly missed.
Those who survive to mourn his passing from this life are his loving son and daughter-in-law Randy and Rita Baker; one brother Gene Baker; three sisters Delphia “Tippy” Meyer, Ruth Fugitt and Wilma Jean Chastain; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.
Roy E. “Joe” Baker was in state at the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri where funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 2, 1988 at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Stan Briggs officiating. Interment was in the Delpi Cemetery. VFW services were held on Tuesday, November 1, 1988 at the Britton Chapel at 7:30 P.M. by Earl Rutz Memorial VFW Post No. 7147, All Arrangements were under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Rawleigh H. Baldwin
Rawleigh H. Baldwin of Cuba, Missouri was born Friday, December 27, 1935 at Charter Oak, Missouri to Arzie and Birdie (nee Barnett) Baldwin and passed away Monday, February 25, 2013 at Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 77 years.
Rawleigh was united in marriage of Lillian Pauline Breece on May 4, 1957 in Tupelo, Mississippi and to this union two sons were born.
Rawleigh proudly served in the United States Army from January 6, 1954 till July 30, 1956 and completed his time with the United States Army Reserves on March 31, 1962. He retired in 1978 from Gordon’s Transportation in St. Louis after 21 years of working on the dock. He was a member of the Teamsters Local #600. After retirement he went to work for the Missouri Department of Conservation for three years. Once being truly retired Rawleigh stayed home on the farm, where he worked in his garden, taking care of the yard, landscaping and spending time outside.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arzie and Birdie Baldwin; two sisters, Mary “Sis” Swinger and Polly; three brothers, Albert “Dick” and wife Hazel Baldwin and Arzie Baldwin, Jr. and Harold Baldwin.
He is survived by his wife, Polly Baldwin of the home; two sons, Robert “Bob” and wife Kim Baldwin and Rod Baldwin, all of Cuba, Missouri; one grandson, Chad and wife Denise Baldwin of Union, Missouri; two great grandchildren, Jack and Faith Baldwin of Union, Missouri; one sister, Saunie and husband Randy Breece of Jackson, Missouri; three brothers, Bill and wife Becky Baldwin of Charter Oak, Missouri, Ronnie and wife Irene Baldwin of Benton, Missouri and Rick Baldwin; two sisters-in-law, Patsy Baldwin of Dexter, Missouri and Lavada Oaker of Cuba, Missouri; two brothers-in-law, Randy and wife Saunie Breece of Jackson, Missouri and Buck and wife Bea Breece of Risco, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri with “In the Sweet By and By” and “Go Rest High on that Mountain” as special music.
Interment, prayers and full military honors followed at the Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.


Viola Aldophine Baldwin
Viola Aldophine Baldwin, daughter of the late William Thomas and Leona S. Servais Baldwin was born on September 27, 1915 in Bourbon, Missouri and departed this life on January 3, 1989 at the Sullivan Nursing Center in Sullivan, Missouri having attained the age of 73 years, 3 months and 6 days.
Viola was reared in the Sullivan Area where she was a 1933 graduate of Sullivan High School. After her graduation she attended South Western State Teachers College in Springfield where she earned her bachelor degree. She taught in the Westport Public School District in Springfield until her retirement in 1980.
She was a member of the Springfield Presbyterian Church.
Surviving her are a brother, Roy Baldwin and wife Joyce of Sullivan, Missouri, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Lucille Baldwin and a brother, William Everett Baldwin.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 P.M., Thursday, January 5, 1989 from Hassebroek’s Memorial Chapel in Sullivan with Rev. Scott Perry officiating. Interment was in the New Rock Cemetery, Bourbon, Missouri.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Hassebroek’s Sullivan, Missouri.

Bernice Beulah Ball
Bernice Beulah Ball was born April 17, 1925 in Dent County, Missouri and passed away February 25, 2012 at the Golden Living Center in St. James at the age of 86 years.
In 1944, Bernice Whitaker was united in marriage to Clarence L. Ball and to this union six children were born.
Bernice attended the Assembly of God Church in Houston as long as her health permitted. She enjoyed reading, walking and loved animals.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Henry B. and Mellie (Whitaker) Fetters; two daughters, Robin Ball and Theresa Ball; brother, William Fetters; sister, Lorene Wooliver and grandson, Shane Ball.
Survivors include her children, Dennis Ball and wife Lois of Salem, Missouri, Sandy Ball and wife Linda of Houston, Missouri, Kevin Ball and wife Tracey of Kansas City, Kansas, Nancy Cummings and husband Carl of St. James, Missouri; brother, Clyde Bowman of Salem, Missouri; grandchildren, great grandchildren and extended family
Funeral service for Bernice Ball was held February 28, 2012 at the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel with Bro. Nick Smith officiating. Special CD selections were played.
Serving as pallbearers were Dwaine Becherer, Bill Fetters, Christopher Barton, Randy Lea, Jeff Wooliver and Andy Nash.
Interment was in Oakside Cemetery near Summersville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary in Salem, Missouri.

Lela Marie Ball
Lela Marie Ball was born in Salem, Missouri on August 25, 1944 to Edgar Malone and Dorothy (Thompson) Malone and passed away on April 27, 2010 at the age of 65 years, 8 months and 2 days.
To try to sum up Lela in a few paragraphs is impossible. Everyone who knew her could write their own book with memories, some of which could be printed and maybe a few that could be left unprinted. We all know she was in charge, and we also know that her friends were very important to her, and she had many of them, but the love of her family and the time spent with them was the most important part of her life.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Edgar and Dorothy Malone; brother, Randell Malone; two sisters, Barbara Malone and an infant sister.
She is survived by her children, Joe Chitwood and wife Gail of Seymour, Missouri, Lisa Lewis and husband Steve of Salem, Missouri, Rhonda McConnell of Salem, Missouri; brothers, Michael Malone and wife Mary of Columbia, Missouri, Dennis Malone and wife Patsy of Columbia, Missouri; sisters, Betty Whitaker and husband Bob of Largo, Florida and Sheila Malone of St. James, Missouri; grandchildren, Morgan, Bayley, Ronnie, Hunter, Tyler and Adam; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at the Salem Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary.
Funeral service was Friday, April 30, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Salem Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary.
Interment was in the Morrison Cemetery, Salem, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary of Salem, Missouri.

William J. Ball
William J. Ball was born at Steelville on Dec. 30, 1921, the son of the late Arthur A. Ball and his wife, Ethel Grayson Ball, and passed away at the St. John's Mercy Hospital in Washington on Sept. 4, 1992 at the age of 70 years. He received his schooling in St. Louis and grew to young manhood there. On March 13, 1942, he was united in marriage to Miss Marie Gulley in Tower Grove Baptist Church in St. Louis. From 1942 to 1945 he served in the U.S. Army infantry, serving for almost two years in Central Europe, northern France,Rhineland and Ardennes, for which he received five Bronze Stars. When he returned home from the service, he started his own decorating business (Ball Decorating) in St. Louis County. Mr. Ball had been a member of the city council and also mayor of Charlack in St. Louis County from 1965 to 1980. He was a member of the Overland Baptist Church. In 1984 he retired and they moved to the Union area. One brother, Jim Ball, preceded him in death.
Those who survive are his wife, Marie Ball of Union; three daughters, Barbara Carpenter of Washington, Marty Tayon and her husband, Jim, of the state of Maine, and Jackie Naumann and her husband, Wayne, of Union; and four grandchildren, Shannon and Chris Finley and Jennifer and Amy Naumann. He is also survived by two sisters, Pat Lich and Betty Wilkenson, both of St. Louis; three brothers, Phil Ball of Kentucky, Jack Ball of St. Louis and Bob Ball of St. Charles; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Sept. 8 from the Oltmann Funeral Home in Union by the Rev. Thomas Smith. Interment followed in the Lakewood Park Cemetery in St. Louis.

Charles D. Ballard
Charles D. Ballard of Cuba, Missouri was born October 12, 1932 at Hornersville, Missouri to Glen and Vada (nee Pendleton) Ballard and passed away Monday, September 10, 2012 in Cuba, Missouri at the age of 79 years, 10 months and 28 days.
Charles proudly served in the United States Navy from May 1950 until August 1959. He retired in the late 1980’s as an accountant for the state of California after many years of dedicated service. He was a member of Cuba VFW Post #7147 and in his spare time he enjoyed gardening, reading and was an amazing baker.
He is survived by his lifelong friends, Zig and wife Nancy Laska of Florida and California, Tony and Carol Ledesma of Cuba, Missouri, Corey and Kim Ray of St. James, Missouri; brother-in-law, Sam Doyle of Cuba, Missouri; two nieces, Reba and husband Tom Picard and Sandra Kruse of Monroe, North Carolina; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
Interment, prayers with full military honors followed at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
 

Geraldine G. “Gerry” Bandy
Geraldine G. “Gerry” Bandy of Sullivan, Missouri, was born at Steelville, Missouri on November 13, 1926 to Benjamin and Minnie Alice (Moutray) Mallow and passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at the age of 85 years.
Gerry, as she was known by her family and friends, was raised in the Steelville area and had lived in several areas in Missouri before settling in Ellisville, Missouri. Gerry was owner and operator of the Grover Inn at Grover, Missouri for 38 years before retiring and moving to Sullivan, Missouri in 2002.
She was united in marriage to Elmer Miller, which later ended in divorce. After which she was married to Al Long who preceded her in death and then was married to Gene Bandy who preceded her in death in 1998.
Gerry loved nature and watching her flowers grow. She enjoyed bird watching and especially loved her Chow dog, Buck. She loved to travel, go fishing and attend family reunions and picnics. Gerry lived for the St. Louis Cardinals and never missed a game. She had a spunky personality and a great sense of humor. She was also known to be very independent and loved going to Cracker Barrel.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2012 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2012 from the Church of Christ in Sullivan, Missouri with Jerry Craft officiating.
Interment was in the Odd Fellows Memorial Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.


Madeline Lucille K. Bandy
Madeline Lucille K. Bandy, of Leasburg, Mi., Passed away Friday, September 4, 1998, in Sullivan Mo., having attained the age of 97.
Madeline was born May 17, 1901, in Washington, D.C., to the late Jacob Reuben Kline and Susan Marie Kline (nee Hopkins).
She is survived by: two brothers: Larry Kline and wife. Elizabeth of Sullivan, and John Kline and wife, Debbie of Potosi; two grandsons: Richard Asplin and wife Sue, of Leasburg, and Jim Asplin of Sullivan; two granddaughters; Susie Woods of Sullivan and Rhonda; a sister-in-law; Goldie Kline of Sullivan; 11 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
Besides those previously mentioned, Madeline was preceded in death by her late husbands, Issac Asplin and Lee W Bandy; two sons: Marian Asplin and Issac Leo Asplin; and one daughter-in-law, Doris Schmidt.
Visitation for Madeline Lucille K. Bandy was held from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M., Monday, September 7, 1998, at the Hassebroek-Felton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Mo., with a Rebecca service held at 7:00 P.M.
Funeral services for Madeline Lucille K. Bandy were conducted at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 8, 1998, at Hassebroek-Felton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Mo., with Pastor Oliver Mullen officiating. Interment followed at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Sullivan, Mo.
All arrangements were under the care of the Hassebroek-Felton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Opal A. Bandy
Opal A. Bandy of Leader, Mn. Passed away Thursday, April 18, 1996 at the age of 68 years.
Mrs. Bandy was born Sept. 22, 1927 at Bourbon, Mo. to John and Mae (Kates) Ratlif.
She was married to Elsa Bandy June 22, 1946. She is survived by her husband Elsa and a daughter Robin Marshal; a brother John E. Ratliff and wife Martha of Pacific, Mo.; two sisters, Nellie Alexander and husband Carl of Sullivan; three grandchildren, Dustin, Dylon, and Kelsey Marshal, several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by one son Roger Dale, her father and mother and brother-in-law Omer Bowen.
Visitation was held Sunday April 21, 1996 with Prayer Service at 7:30 P.M. at Brenny Funeral Home in Staples, Mn. Funeral Service was held Monday April 22, 1996 at Pleasant Hill Community Church, Pequat Lakes, Mn., with Rev. James Knight officiating. Interment was in Popular Cemetery, Leader, Mn.

Ronald J. Bandy
Ronald J. Bandy of Cuba, Missouri, formerly of Belleville, Illinois, was born February 26, 1934 in Indianapolis, Indiana and passed away Monday, January 7, 2013 at his home at the age of 78 years.
Ron over the years worked for Norwich Pharmaceutical Company, Elder Cadillac in Belleville, Illinois and retired from the St. Clair County Sheriffs Department in 2008. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army National Guard, was a member of East Lodge #504 Fairview Heights, Illinois, Ainad Shrine, Ainad Provost Guard, Cuba Lions Club and Cuba Memorial Post #522 A.L.
Ron enjoyed reading, guns, turkey shoots, football, NASCAR and spending time with family, friends and his dog Jake.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse James and Rosa Gertrude (Moore) Bandy.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Bandy of Cuba, Missouri; one son, Ronald J. “Skip” and wife Laurie Bandy, II of Belleville, Illinois; five step-children, Ken and wife Pat Coverdell of Kansas City, Missouri, Ernie and wife Shell Coverdell of Edgar Springs, Missouri, Tammy and husband Bill Voellinger of Licking, Missouri, Karen and husband Glen Groom of Cuba, Missouri, Jodi and husband Jerry Smith of Vienna, Missouri; special friend, Tim Duff of Greenville, Illinois; three grandchildren, 10 step grandchildren; two great grandchildren; seven step great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
“Bandit 18 Adam you are now 10-42”
Visitation was held on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. with a Masonic service 6:30 p.m. at Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Mizell Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Duff and Bro. Ernie Coverdell, officiating.
Interment was held on Friday, January 11, 2013 at the Oak Lawn Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.


Cleo Ann Banks
Cleo Ann Banks of Cuba, Missouri was born June 27, 1932 in Bergland, Michigan to William and Margurite (Marsh) Martin and passed away April 13, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 77 years.
Cleo was united in marriage to Leland Banks on June 6, 1951 they celebrated 54 years together before Leland’s death ion August 1, 2005.
Cleo was a member of the Eastern Star, a “dedicated, dignified, big red hat wearing” member the Red Hats Club, and a member of the Quilt and Sew Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Margurite Martin; husband, Leland Banks; daughter, Lyann Mantler; sisters, June Grothe and Elizabeth Saubert.
She is survived by her son, Bill Banks and wife Cindy, of Manchester, Missouri; son-in-law, Martin Mantler, of Ballwin, Missouri; grandchildren, Jenna and Cory Banks, Michael and Melinda Mantler; sisters, Bonnie Hiller and husband, Kenneth, of Burney, California, Bea Holst and husband Gene, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Margurite Niemi and husband Don, of Harrison, MI; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Saturday, April 17, 2010 from 10 a.m. until service time.
Funeral service was Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 1 p.m. in the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary, St. James, Missouri, with Pastor Gary Mace officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary, St. James, Missouri.

Beulah L. Banta
Funeral services for Beulah L. Banta, Postmaster of Berryman, Mo., were held Wednesday, November 11, 1981, at 1 P.M. in the Halbert-Stuart Funeral Chapel, Steelville, Rev. Oliver D. Shoults and Rev. Joel Taylor officiated. Committal prayers and interment were held in the Berryman Cemetery under the direction of the Halbert-Stuart Funeral Home Casket bearers were Charles Hill, Don Monroe, Bill and Luther Bouse, Lee and Tom Hudson.
Beulah L. Banta was born to the union of the late James and Rhoda (Crump) Hudson on May 3, 1911 at Berryman, Mo. Mrs. Banta passed away after a long batter with cancer on November 6, 1981 in the Missouri Baptist Hospital. She was 70 years old.
Mrs. Banta was united in marriage to thee late Glen Banta on February 8, 1942 at Berryman, Mo. and to this union 2 sons were born. Mrs. Banta was a school teacher in the Potosi area and Berryman Community for many years. After the death of her husband she became the postmaster of Berryman and was serving in that position until her passing.
Survivors include her two dear sons, John T. Banta of Glendale, Arizona; a brother and sister-in-law, Rolla and Nola Hudson of Tulsa, Oklahoma; sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Arrangements were by the Halbert-Stuart Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

John Thomas Banta
John Thomas Banta, Sr. of Phoenix, Arizona was born in Ironton, Missouri to Marshall and Beulah (Hudson) Banta and passed away July 28, 2013 at the age of 67 years.
He moved to Arizona in 1972 where he had his law firm, John Thomas Banta, P.C. He is survived by his wife, Judy A. Banta; daughter, Susan E. Banta (David Sberna); son, John T. Banta, Jr. (Josette); brothers, Richard Korte (Marilyn) and Thomas Banta; two grandchildren, James and Julia Banta. Visitation from 1-3 p.m. Friday, August 2, 2013. Funeral service at 3 p.m. Friday, August 2, 2013 at the Hansen Chapel, Phoenix, Arizona. Arrangements under the direction of the Hansen Mortuary, Phoenix, Arizona.

Margaret B. Banta
Margaret B. Banta (nee Stifler) of Steelville, Missouri, was born April 29, 1904 in Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late James and Jenny (Gimmel) Stifler. She passed away August 29, 1985 in Phelps County Regional Medical Center at Rolla, Missouri at the age of 81 years and 4 months.
Margaret was united in marriage to Royal W. Banta in Denver, Colorado in 1922. Three children were born to this union.
Mrs. Banta attended the Center Pint Baptist Church of Steelville.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Banta was preceded in death by one brother, Harvey Stifler, and one grandson.
Those who remain to mourn her passing are one daughter, Nadine (Mrs. Merle Durham) os Steelville; two sons, Denis L. Banta of Steelville, and Royal Watts Banta of St. Louis; eleven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Margaret Banta were conducted at 1 P.M. on Saturday, August 31, 1985 at Britton Chapel, Steelville, with Rev. Delmar Hutson officiating. Committal prayers and interment were in the Berryman Cemetery under the direction of the Britton Bros. Funeral Home of Steelville. Serving as pallbearers were: David Banta, Dale, Keith and Kirby Durham, Harold King, Walter Korte and Rick Martin.

Joe Ward Barbre
Joe Ward Barbre, of Sullivan, Missouri, died July 12, 1999, at the age of 72 years.
Mr. Barbre was born December 11, 1926, at Ben Lomand, Arkansas, to the late John Thomas and Lillie May (Lockeby) Barbre. He was raised in Arkansas a short time and later moved to Southern Missouri to make his home. He honorably served his country with the U.S. Army for 20 years. Joe served post WWII through the early Vietnam era, having attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. After his discharge, he was employed as a street foreman with the city of Manchester, Missouri, and retired in 1984. On July 11, 1964, he was married to Barbara Baker at Los Alamos, Colorado. The past 15 years they have made their home in Sullivan. Joe especially loved to fish, but he also found pleasure in hunting, gardening, tinkering, and whittling.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara, two sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Sandra Barbre of Springfield, Missouri and Rich and Joy Barbre of Ballwin, Missouri, one sister, Nellie Newkirk of Owensville, Missouri, five grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Mr. Barbre was preceded in death by two brothers, Cletus and Bill Barbre, and by one sister, Shirley Shadden.
Funeral services were conducted 10 A.M., Thursday, July 115, 1999, from the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, with the Rev. Bart Hildreth officiating. Interment was in Bourbon Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Grace United Methodist Church or to the charity of your choice.

William (Bill) Barbre
William (Bill) Barbre of Bourbon, passed away Saturday, June 8, 1996. Beloved husband of Evelyn Barbre, dear father of the late Stella Martym dear brother of Joe Barbre, Nellie Newkirk, and the Late Johnny Barbre and Shirley Shadden, dear son-in-law of Genevive Oberbeck, dear uncle, cousin, and friend.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, June 11, 1996 at 1:30 P.M. at Heiligtag Funeral Home in Arnold, Missouri. Visitation was Monday 4-8 P.M. interment was in Shephera Hills Cemetery. Mr. Barbre was a 24 year employee of Anheuser Busch.

Oscar W. Barchus
Oscar W. Barchus of Bourbon, Missouri, passed away Monday, December 7, 1998, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan, at the age of 83 years.
Mr. Barchus was born June 18, 1915, at Tiff, Missouri, to the late Oscar and Nellie (Aly) Barchus Sr. In February of 1957, he was married to Helen Dudra Petrungaro in Mississippi, and this past year renewed their vows at Saint Francis Catholic Church in Bourbon. Mr. Barchus was a carpenter in commercial construction with his last employment being with AT&T as a building superintendent. He found enjoyment working with his hands and machinery. Mr. Barchus was baptized at an early age into the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife, Helen, a stepson, Carmen Petrungaro of Bourbon, one sister, Alma Amelong of St. Louis, one brother, Clifford Barchus of Arnold, Missouri, a stepsister, other relatives and friends.
A daughter, Ann Barchus, and a sister, Lula Ducheck, preceded Mr. Barchus in death.
Funeral services were conducted 10:00 A.M., Thursday, December 10, 1998. from the Eaton Chapel in Bourbon with Rev. Scott Perry officiating. Interment was in Park Lawn Cemetery, Lemay, Missouri.
Funeral Arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Chapel, Bourbon, Missouri.

Lillian Marie Barker
Lillian Marie Barker of Potosi, Missouri was born on July 17, 1937 at Granite City, Illinois to Thomas and Goldie (Glenn) Chambers and passed away March 14, 2011 at Potosi Manor Nursing Home at the age of 73 years, 7 months and 25 days.
She was united in marriage to Robert Lynn Barker on March 13, 1964 in Witt, Illinois and they shared 47 years together.
Lillian gave much to this world that will always be treasured. The love and compassion she shared with those fortunate enough to have known her will never again be matched by another.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Gerald Reynolds; three daughters, Janet Reynolds, Barbara Reynolds, Jane Barker; two sons, James (Buddy) Reynolds, Robert (Bobby) Barker; two grandchildren, Carissa (C.J.) Barker and Zachary (Zachman) Barker; two sisters, Estella Chambers and Pearl Gardiner; three brothers, Richard Chambers, Charlie Chambers and Thomas Chambers.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Barker of Steelville, Missouri; eight daughters, Carla (Terr) Suttles of O’Fallon, Missouri, Diane (Alan) Farris of Springbluff, Missouri, Rhonda (Brian) Heeter of Mineral Point, Missouri, Carol (Kenny) Cooke of New Haven, Missouri, Lisa Kennedy of New Haven, Missouri, Bonnie Gardiner and husband of Viburnum, Missouri, Sandy (Kitty) Barker of Greenville, Illinois, Becky Gallagher and husband of Coral Cove, Florida; two sons, Michael Reynolds of Higginsville, Missouri and Glenn Barker of Potosi, Missouri; two sisters, Mary (Steve) Smith of Fort Collins, Colorado and Martha (Marti) Rufus of Farmington, Missouri; 45 grandchildren; 56 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the DeClue Family Chapel with Pastor Mary Avizenis officiating.
Pallbearers were Jerry Heeter, Colt Farris, Jerry (Dub) Pendleton, Michael Farris, Shawn Barker, Koty Barker, Tim Gilliam, Brian Smith, Jason Heeter, Matt Hudson and Bobby Heeter.
Interment and final prayers were held at Redbud Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements under the direction of the DeClue Family Funeral Home.

Robert William Barker
Robert William Barker, formerly from the Bourbon area, the son af Robert Lynn Barker Jr. and Sondra Ernest Barker Ray, was born on December 29, 1959 in East St. Louis, Illinois. He was raised in the Old Ripley area and attended the Greenville Schools. He joined the Army on March 29, 1977 in Chicago and served at Fort Knox and was discharged from Fort Sill on May 23, 1980. He returned to Bond County where he worked as truck driver for Chester Talley in the C.T. Trucking Co., for over 10 years. He has been with McCasland Distribution Incorporated for the past 10 months.
Robert and Joy Rilkenton Crow were united in marriage on May 30, 1992 in Bourbon, Missouri. She survives as do his father Robert Lynn Baker Jr. and his wife Lillian of Steelville, Mo., and mis mother Sondra Ernest Ray and her husband Howard of Sorento, his maternal grandmother Gwen Ernest Gatewood and her husband Robert of Old Ripley, son Brant David Barker at home, daughters Billie Jean Sunshine Cooper of Olney, Misty Dawn Meyers of Ramsey, Ill., teins, Robbie Lea Aye and Bobbie Ann Bea Barker at home, step-daughter Rabecca Lynn Biggins at home, sisters Bonnie Jean Elkins of Livingston, Sandra Kay Stewart of Hillsboro, half-sisters, Tammy Ann Siebur of Sorento, Marla Sue Hair and Joy Lynn Hair of Greenville, Step-brothers Jeff and Brian Gipson of Greenville, Mike Reynolds of Steelville, step-sister Carla Suttles, half-brother Glen Barker, half-sisters Diane Farris, Rhonda HEeter, and Carol Boyer all of Steelville.
Robert is preceded in death by his half-sister Jane Barker on May 12, 1991 and his grandparents.

Frank Barnes
Frank Barnes of St. James, Missouri was born in St. James, Missouri on May 7, 1926 to Perry and Lina (Kinsman) Barnes and passed away Friday, June 28, 2013 at the Missouri Veterans Home in St. James at the age of 87 years.
Frank was united in marriage to Lois Mueller on July 14, 1945 and to this union three children were born.
Frank proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII.
After returning home he went to work at the local factory where he spent the next 40 plus years with many companies and many hats. He was a cloth spreader, cutter, and eventually went into the shipping department.
Frank was a member of the Solid Rock Christian Church.
He enjoyed the outdoors and all sports, he liked to hunt and fish and play softball, he would later coach softball and be the “grandpa in charge” at the grandkids sporting events. He also liked playing rummy.
Frank loved to eat and it was always joked about how he was the first in line at any gathering, it didn’t matter who or what event it was, Frank was going to be first in line. Frank loved spending time with his favorite nephew Leroy Harrison of St. James, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Perry and Lina Barnes; wife, Lois in January 2013; brothers, Lewis and Walter Barnes; sisters, Bonnie Holman and Edith Bentley.
He is survived by his children, Judi Svoboda and husband Richard, of Springfield, Missouri, Ricky Barnes and wife Faith of Rolla, Missouri and Lisa Meier and husband Bob of Roach, Missouri; grandchildren, Kevin and Bryan Roberts, Steven and John Svoboda, Sarah, Trevor, Connor and Justice Barnes, Cole, Katlyn, Daniel and Kylie Meier; great grandchildren, Mason and Cadence Roberts; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Monday, July 1, 2013 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James, Missouri from 6-8 p.m.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary at 11 a.m. with Pastor Craig Rippy officiating.
Music provided by Alan and Cathy Wynn.
Interment was in the Ozark Hills Memorial Gardens with full Military Honors.
Serving as pallbearers were his grandchildren.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James, Missouri.

Lois Aileen Barnes
Lois Aileen Barnes (nee Mueller) of St. James, Missouri was born on March 3, 1927 in St. James, Missouri to Albert and Gladys (Hance) Mueller and passed away January 3, 2012 in Rolla at the age of 85 years, 10 months.
Lois attended John F. Hodge High School.
On July 14, 1945 Lois Mueller was united in marriage to Frank Barnes and to this union three children were born.
She liked the outdoors, fishing, camping and spending time with family and friends. She was devoted to her family always looked forward to the visits from her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Frank Barnes; three children, Judi (Richard) Svoboda, Rick (Faith) Barnes, and Lisa (Bob) Meier; 13 grandchildren, Kevin Roberts, Bryan Roberts, Cole Meier, Katelyn Meier, Daniel Meier, Kylie Meier, Sarah Barnes, Trevor Barnes, Connor Barnes, Baby Barnes, Steven Svoboda and John Svoboda; two great grandchildren; sister, Darlene Happ; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Sunday, January 6, 2013 from noon to 2 p.m. at the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary with Craig Rippy officiating.
Interment was in the Ozark Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Rolla, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary.
 

Marilyn Leora Barnes
Marilyn Leora Barnes, nee Cook, of Steelville, Missouri was born August 27, 1936 in Gideon, Missouri to Orbra Frances and Lora Ellen Hamilton Cook and passed away Sunday, January 29, 2012 in St. James at the age of 75 years.
On October 11, 1951 in Piggott, Arkansas, she was united in marriage to J.W. Frances Barnes.
Marilyn always enjoyed fishing, camping and playing Bingo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Orbra and Lora Cook; her husband, J.W. Barnes in 1997; two brothers, Melvin Eugene Hamilton and Donald Lee Cook; brother and sisters-in-law, J.B. Barnes, Fannie Barnes, Gertrude Cunningham, Addie Johnson and Alma Jewell.
She is survived by one son, Jay W. Barnes and wife Pamela of Sullivan, Missouri; two daughters, Belinda Halbert and husband Tom of Potosi, Missouri and Betty Chandler and husband Randy of St. James, Missouri; nine grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Zenzie Rulo of Popular Bluff, Missouri and Shirley Drake and husband John of Potosi, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Jerry Beers officiating. Special music of “Beulah Land”, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” and “Amazing Grace” was played.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Steelville Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Matthew Dotson, Austin Halbert, Jay W. Barnes II, Katie Barnes, Amanda Chandler and Lee Halbert.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.


Clarice V. Barnhart
Clarice V. Barnhart, daughter of Joseph Brand Wall was born on November 19, 1924 at Leasburg, Missouri and departed this life on July 24, 1985 at the St. Louis County Hospital in Clayton, Missouri having attained the age of 60 years, 8 months and 5 days. Clarice, was a longtime resident of the Leasburg area before moving to St. Louis twenty years ago.
As a young girl she was baptized and attended church in Leasburg.
She was united in marriage to Louis Barnhart and to this union two daughters were born.
Surviving her are, her daughters, Jan Fielding and husband Daniel of Dongola, Illinois, Brenda Harmon and husband Leroy of Lake Station, Indiana, her mother, Asbrine McClain of St. Louis, Missouri, three sisters, Audenia McFarland of Clayton, Missouri, Geneva Harmon of St. Louis, Missouri, Glenna Ferguson of Granite City, Illinois, 8 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson, other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her father Joseph.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, July 27, 1985 from Hassebroek’s Bourbon Chapel in Bourbon with Rev. C.F. Pinnell officiating.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Hassebroek’s, Bourbon, Missouri.

Minnie Lee Barnhart
Minnie Lee Barnhart was born near Bourbon, Mo., November 26, 1883 to the union of John Ratliff and Martha June Ratliff nee Hill and passed away May 30, 1961 at the age of 77 years, 6 months and 4 days.
She was united in marriage to frank L. Barnhart, at bourbon, Mo., and to this union 9 children, 4 boys: Edward, Homer, Elwood and Louis and five girls: Edna, Ethel, Mae, Ella and Helen, were born.
Those who survive to mourn her departure are: 3 daughters: Mrs. Mae Chapman, Mrs Ella Hartung, and Mrs. Helen Pennock; 2 sons Louis and Elwood, 1 brother, Mr. Claude Ratliff, her sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, several nephews and nieces, other relatives and friends. Mrs. Barnhart’s husband, 2 sons, Edward and Homer and 2 daughters Edna and Ethel preceded her in death. Her life has been one of devotion to her loved ones and of helpfulness to her friends and neighbors. She will be sadly missed not only by her loved ones but by all who knew her.
Mrs. Barnhart was in state in the Shanklin Funeral Home Chapel, Bourbon, Mo. where serviced were held, Thursday, June 1, at 1:30 P.M., with Rev. Fred R Barber officiating. Miss Audrey Ove sang sacred hymns with Mrs. Matred Rickoff serving as her accompanist.
Interment was in Gerth Cemetery.

Hazel Mae Barns
Hazel Mae Barns, daughter of the late Richard M. and Mary A. Witt, was born on October 4, 1921 in Washington County, Missouri and departed this life on November 8, 1975 at Sullivan, Missouri, having attained the age of 54 years, one month and four days.
Hazel, as she was known to her family and friends was a life long resident of the Sullivan area. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bourbon, Missouri.
Surviving her are: her husband, Harry P. Barnes, three daughters, Mrs. Carole Shattuck of Crocker, Missouri, Mrs. Georgia Blum of Bourbon, Missouri and Mrs. Glenda Mueller of Sullivan, Missouri; two sons, Melvin M. Missey of San Diego, California and Austin N. Missey of Chattanooga, Tennessee; seven sisters, Estell Jergens, Edna Hoyle, Margie Payne and Betty Byington, all of Sullivan, Missouri, Nora Bullock of North Hollywood, California, Marion Loverich of Union, Missouri and Genevieve Simmons of Cuba, Missouri; five brothers, James Witt and Charles Witt of Sullivan, Missouri, Lewis Witt of Pacific, Missouri, Wendell Witt of Fenton, Missouri and Kenny Witt of Stanton, Missouri; six grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, George Missey and one sister, Cecil Campbell.
A kind and living wife, mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend. She will be sadly missed by her loved ones and friends.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 12, 1975 from the First Baptist Church, Bourbon, Missouri with Rev. Robert Eberle officiating. Interment was in the Hill Cemetery, Bourbon, Missouri.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Hassebroek's Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Lee Roy Barnicle
Lee Roy Barnicle, son of the late Samuel Barnicle and Eva Mae Bowers Barnicle, was born May 10, 1909 in Wesco, Missouri and died February 22, 1990 in Rolla, Missouri at the age of 80 years. Mr. Barnicle was a charter member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church that was organized in 1944. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of St. James. He was ordained as a deacon over forty-five years ago. He was a member of the St. James Masonic Lodge #230 AM & FM and a Mason for over fifty years, he was a member of the Harmony Shrine of Rolla. As a self-employed farmer he was a member of the A.S.C. office in Crawford and Phelps County for thirteen years and won three awards for balance farming.
On August 11, 1926 he was married to Pearl Jones who survives at their home in St. James. Other survivors are his son Paul and daughter-in-law Judy of St. James, one brother Jake and sister-in-law Helen of Steelville, two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents and three brothers, Cleo, Vernon and Monroe Barnicle.
Masonic services were held Friday at 7:00 P.M. in the James and Gahr Chapel with funeral services being held Saturday, February 24, 1990 at 2:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church in St. James with Rev. David Church and Rev. Norman Cartwright officiating. Organ music was provided by Mrs. Connie Rhea with vocal selections by Hal Rhea. Pallbearers were Ellis Copeland, Dwight Edwards, Carl Gravier, Frank Kenyon, Earl Pilger and Jake Moutray. Honorary pallbearers were Herman Schallenburg, Glenn Durnbaugh, Randal Whitaker, Clarence Hart, John Kitchen, Cecil Edgar, Hal Rhea, Bill Miller, Ken Deason, Guy Hutcheson and Everett Smith.
Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Steelville, Mo.
Arrangements were by the James and Gahr Mortuary of St. James, Missouri

Weldon H. (Jake) Barnicle
Weldon H. (Jake) Barnicle was born April 20, 1912, at Wesco, Missouri, a son of the late Samuel and Eva Mae (Bowers) Barnicle and passed away, March 3, 1992, in the Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Rolla, Missouri, at the age of 79 years, 10 months and 13 days.
At age five, Jake and his family moved to a farm near Wesco. He attended school there and helped his parents with the farm work. He also helped his grandmother, Martha Ann Bean Bowers, with the work at the Wesco Hotel. In 1940, Jake went to work in St. Louis for Laclede Power and Light Company.
May 22, 1943, Jake and Helen West were married. The ceremony took place at the home of Rev. E. T. King in West Plains, Missouri. One son and one daughter were born to this union. Jake and Helen lived in Wesco and Jake worked as a timber buyer and supervisor for the Egyptian Gaven Tie Company. In his free time, he enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and listening to his hunting dogs. He later started his own business, The Barnicle Treatment Plant, treating mining props, railroad ties, lumber, and fence posts. After selling this business in 1972, Jake became a full-time farmer.
Jake served as a Crawford County Director for the Agriculture Stabilization Conservation Committee for seventeen years. He also served as a director for the Steelville Telephone Exchange for over twenty-four years. Jake was a member of the Lebanon Lodge #77, AF & AM, for fifty years.
He will be remembered as a loving father, a good neighbor and true friend. A person who gave of his time and talents to make this community a better place.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four brothers, Cleo, Lee Roy, Vernon and Monroe Barnicle.
Among those who remained to mourn his passing are his devoted wife, Helen Barnicle of the home; one son, Sam West Barnicle and wife Kathy Ann of Olathe, Kansas; one daughter, Mary Lee and husband Douglas Eris Schroer of Urbana, Illinois; four grandchildren, Travis and Molly Barnicle of Olathe, Kansas; Nathan and Emilia Schroer of Urbana, Illinois; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Pearl (Mrs. Lee Roy) Barnicle of St. James, Missouri, Zelma (Mrs. Vernon) Barnicle of Hayward, California, Faye (Mrs. Monroe) Barnicle of Steelville, Missouri, Hazel and Fred Hoener, Jeanne and William Ohlhausen both of Kansas City, Missouri and Willard West of Steelville, Missouri; nieces, nephews other relatives and many friends.
Weldon H. (Jake) Barnicle lay in state after 4 P.M. Friday, March 6. 1992, at the Britton Bros. Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri, Funeral services were held 11 A.M. Saturday, March 7, 1992, in the Britton Chapel with Rev. Virgil Parker and Rev. Leslie Koerber officiating. Music was provided by Danny Gruver and Iris Moreland. Committal prayers and interment was in Barnicle Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dennis Barnicle, Tom Beesley, Rusty Snodgrass, Bob west, Jim West and Steve West. Honorary pallbearers were John Britton, Cecil Edgar, Fritz Jonas, Jimmie Laney, Maurice Mayberry, Austin Morris and Wilburn Sanders. Arrangements were under the direction of Britton Bros. Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Marie M. Baron
Marie M. Baron of Bourbon, Missouri was born to Joseph and Barbara (Gabler) Walitschek on January 13, 1931 in Osage, Iowa and passed away Friday, April 30, 2010 in Fenton, Missouri at the age of 79 years.
Marie was employed as a hostess the last eight years at McDonalds of Cuba. She was a devoted parishioner at St. Francis Catholic Church of Bourbon, Missouri. In her spare time she enjoyed playing bingo, word search books, scratch off tickets, watching old reruns on TV, baking and spending time with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Barbara Walitschek; husband, Edward Baron; two brothers, George and Max Walitschek; two sisters, Barbara Fox, Ella Morgan; other relatives and friends.
She is survived by two sons, Ted and wife Barbara Baron of Addison, Illinois, Greg and wife Diana Baron of Bourbon, Missouri; eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 from 9 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Cuba, Missouri with Father James Finder as the Celebrant.
Interment followed at Holy Cross Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Opal Mae Barr
Mrs. Opal Mae Barr, 63, passed away Sunday, September 8, 1974, at her home in Carrollton, MO. Mrs. Barr was born May 11, 1911, in Oak Hill, Missouri, the daughter of Logan Terry and Minnie Elizabeth Moss. She was married to Wendell Barr who preceded her in death in 1968.
Mrs. Barr attended school in Steelville, MO. and taught school in Crawford County, MO. before she and her husband came to Carrollton in 1965 where they owned and operated the Midwest Auto Store. Mrs. Barr closed out the store about a year ago.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Carrollton and Order of the Eastern Star Vesta Chapter, No. 5.
Survivors include a brother, Terry Logan Moss, and a sister Mrs. Larry Dawson, both of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and a niece Mrs. Richard Dunlop, also of Council Bluff, Iowa.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 10, 1974, at the Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton, Rev. Archie Warren officiating. Mr. and Mrs. George McMillan and Mrs. Pauline Shelton all of Steelville, and Mrs. Florence Conlin Bare of Cuba were among those who were in attendance at the funeral service.
Interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.
[THE CARROLLTON DAILY DEMOCRAT Sept. 1974]

Susan Evalyn Barr
Susan Evalyn Barr was born October 25, 1892, at Davisville, Missouri. One of ten children born to the union of the late Wilbur Jones Britton and Cora Victoria (Godby) Britton. She passed away November 29, 1989, in the Gibbs Care Center, Steelville, Missouri, at the age of 97 years, 1 month and 4 days.
On February 7, 1915, Susan was united in marriage to Marion Fredrick Barr and to this union two sons and five daughters were born.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbur and Cora Britton; her husband, Marion Fred Barr; her two sons, Glenwood and Clarence “Jack” Barr; a daughter-in-law, Vivan Barr; a son-in-law, Murphey Turnbough; one grandchild, Montee Lee Turnbough and one great-grandson Terry Mercer. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Della Ann Barr and Emma Sellers and seven brothers, James Ephrain, Eddie J., Scott Preston, Raymond V., John Leonard, William Arthur and Roy Estel Britton.
“Evie” as she was known to her family and friends was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, neighbor and friend. She always took advantage of opportunities to give her testimony and be a Christian witness. She lived most of her life in or near Steelville and for a number of years she owned and managed a used furniture business.
Those who remain to mourn her passing are five daughters, Dorothy and husband Elbert Harp of Cuba, Missouri Hallie Turnbough of Rolla, Missouri, Betty and husband Paul Callahan of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Anna Mae and husband Floyd Hartwick of Washington, Missouri, Peggy Ann and husband Chester Brey of Lawton, Michigan, twenty-seven grandchildren, thirty-two great-grandchildren, twenty-four great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Susan Evalyn Barr lay in state after 11:00 A.M. Friday, December 1, 1989 at the Britton Brothers Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri. Funeral services were held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, December 2, 1989 in the Britton Chapel with Rev. Marvin Ivie officiating. Music was provided by Finis Barr, Warren Tiner and Ken Turnbough. Pallbearers were Roger Barr, David Hatcher, William Tiner, Charles and Timothy Turnbough and Danny Wassilak. Committal prayers and interment were in Czar Cemetery, Viburnum, Missouri Arrangements were under the direction of Britton Brothers Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Virginia C. Barrett
Funeral services for Virginia C. Barrett, daughter of the late ALvie Vaughn, and wife, Johanna Vaughn (nee Crowder), age 68 years, were held Monday, Fenruary 20, 1989 at the New Port Presbyterian Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Barrett died Saturday, February 18, 1989 at St. John’s Mercy Hospital in Washington, Missouri
Survivors include her husband, Ralph Barrett, one daughter and son-in-law, Katherine and David Brockmann of Washington, Mo., three granddaughters, Elizabeth, Jennifer and Stephanie Brockmann, four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Edith and William Stueve, Adell Wilson and William Stueve, Adell Wilson and Loretta and Jack Sloan, all of St. Louis, Mo. and Vera and Laurice Jones of Union, Mo., three brothers and one sister-in-law, Russell and Leola Vaughn of New Melle, Mo., David Vaughn of Marthasville, Mo., and Richard Vaughn of Puxico, Mo., other relatives and many friends.
Memorials to the New Port Presbyterian Sunday School fund are preferred.
Miller Funeral Home of Washington, Mo. was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

James Allen Bartel
James Allen Bartel of Sullivan, Missouri was born at Washington, Missouri to Junior Allen and Alice June (Reed) Bartel passed away at his home on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at the age of 63 years.
Jim, as he was known by friends, lived in the Strain area near Gerald, Missouri as a youngster and in 1964 came to Sullivan to make his home.
He honorably served his country during the Vietnam War and had attained the rank of Sergeant with a specialty in the infantry and light weapons.
After his return home, on June 8, 1968 he was united in marriage to Verna Joyce Wilkinson at Sullivan, Missouri and to this union two children were born.
Jim was employed a Paramount Cap Company in Bourbon, Missouri for a time and later worked at Chrysler in Fenton, Missouri until he retired from there. He then stocked shelves for Frito-Lay for 10 years and later, Jim became a car transporter for area car dealerships.
He enjoyed gathering most every day with the Flying-J crew for coffee. He was also an avid fisherman and enjoyed cutting the grass and woodworking. He liked camping and outings with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Verna of the family home; son, Keith Bartel and wife Shandy of O’Fallon, Missouri; daughter, Jennifer Bayless and husband Tommy of Bourbon, Missouri; three grandchildren, Rachael and Clarice Bartel and Lauren Bayless; one brother, Richard Bartel and wife Beth of Rolla, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 24, 2010 from the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Scott Perry officiating.
Interment was in Oddfellows Memorial Cemetery, Sullivan, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Rillia Bartel
Rillia Bartel died February 9, 1989, at the Sunset Nursing Home in Union, Missouri at the age of 81 years.
Mrs. Bartel was born July 19, 1907 at Champion City, Missouri, the daughter of the late Henry and Allie Phillips Boettermueller. As an infant she was baptized at the Champion Methodist Church, and later attended the Champion City Public School.
She married Louis Bartel of Champion City on January 22, 1925. The couple made their home in Gerald until failing health forced them to move to Sunset Nursing Home in Union, Mo. in 1982. Me. Bartel preceded his wife in death October 16, 1987. Survivors include one daughter, Maxine Fink and husband, Robert of Union, one son, Virgil, and wife, Dorothy of Gerald, seven grandchildren, Kay Voss of Cuba, Mo., Debbie Collins of Tempe, Arizona, Elaine Scogo of Owensville, Stephen BArtel of Washington, Renee Stumpe of Mexico, Mo., Bill Fink and Mike Fink, both of Union, and Eleven great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.
Services were held at 1:30 P.M. Saturday at Oltmann’s Funeral Home in Gerald, the Rev. Cynthia Mason officiating. Burial was in the Boeuff Presbyterian Cemetery.

Rose Amanda Bartel
Rose Amanda Bartel, 97, was born on a farm near Gerald, September 10, 1891, the daughter of Charles Bartel and his wife Ida Dorste Bartel. She died Saturday, February 11, 1989 at the Sullivan Nursing Center at Sullivan, where she had been a resident for several years.
Miss Bartel grew up in the Gerald community and, at an early age, she went to St. Louis to work. About 40 years ago, she returned to the Gerald-Sullivan communities to live. As a young woman, she professed her faith in God and became a life long member of the Boeuff Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by one sister Mary Meyer of Bourbon; one brother William Bartel of Sullivan; two half brothers, Herbert and Wilbert Bartel, both of Union; nieces, nephews and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 13, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Gerald with interment in the Boeuff Presbyterian Cemetery with Rev. W.E. Norris officiating.

Frieda W. Bartels
Frieda W. Bartels, daughter of the late Herman and Frieda Ricka Kobusch Richter was born on August 14, 1894 in St. Louis, Missouri and departed this life on March 14, 1988 at the Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan, Missouri having attained the age of 93 years and 7 months.
Frieda, was a longtime resident of the St. Louis area before moving to Bourbon, Missouri in 1970.
She was a faithful and devoted member of the Concordia Lutheran Church of Bourbon, Missouri
On April 28, 1927 she was married to George Fuller who preceded her in death on October 9, 1950. After Mr. Fuller’s death she was united in, marriage to Herman (Pat) Bertels who passed away in November 1965.
Surviving her are, two daughters, LaVerne Gerencser and husband Steve of Bourbon, Missouri, Georgia Scott and husband Kenneth of Melbourne, Florida; two stepsons, Cal Bartels of Granite City, Illinois, Dale Bartels of Jerseyville, Illinois; three grandchildren, Stephen Geremcser Jr. of Goldsboro, North Carolina, Melody Mance of Granite City, Illinois, Kennette Bulva of Troy, Illinois; eight great- grandchildren, Amy, Andy, Tiffany, Scott, Jamie, Ben, Brandy and Amanda.
Besides those previously mentioned, she was preceded in death by, a sister, Anna Schlueter, and five brothers, Henry, William, Oscar, Gus and Ed.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, March 17, 1988 from the Concordia Lutheran Church in Bourbon with Rev. Herman Kotila officiating. Interment was in the Bethlehem Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Hassebroek’s Bourbon Chapel, Bourbon, Missouri.

Clara Bartle
Clara Bartle, of Sullivan, passed away Friday, January 9, 1998 at the age of 84 years.
Clara was born November 13, 1913 in De Camp, Missouri to the late Samuel and Lola (Branson) Hartley. She was raised in the Rolla area and for a time lived in Cuba, Missouri. On November 30, 1930 she was married to C. G. Bartle, known as “Doc”, who preceded her in death in 1972. In 1969 she moved to Sullivan. She was a member of Sullivan Rebekah Lodge #319, the Hospital Auxiliary, and did charity work for Red Cross. She enjoyed playing card games, fishing, swimming, picnicking, and traveling. However, her gratest pleasures came from her family. She worshiped her grandchildren and great- grandchildren. She was a person who very much enjoyed life and loved to laugh.
She is survived by one daughter, Sue Miller and husband Roy of Sullivan one sister, Snoma Farley of Rolla, one half-sister, Wilma McCaslin of Mesa, Arizona, one brother-in-law, John Bartle and wife Mickey of Bourbon, two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Bartle of Sullivan and Gladys Williams of Rolla, Two grandchildren, Connie Scott and husband Roger of Sullivan, Rhonda Lee and husband Tim of O’Fallon, Missouri, two great-grandchildren Tyler Scott and Katherine Lee, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Along with her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Hammie L. Bartle and one sister Alene Williams, four step-brothers, Leroy Floyd, Allen and Marvin Williams, and two step-sisters, Reba George and Mae Fargher.
The family of Mrs. Clara Bartle received friends from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Saturday, January 10, 1998 at the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan. Private interment was in Kinder Cemetery in Cube, Missouri.
 

Alexa “Lexi” Marie Bartlett
Alexa “Lexi” Marie Bartlett of St. James, Missouri was born on October 11, 1994 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and passed away Saturday, December 15, 2012 at the age of 18 years.
Lexi attended St. Mary Cathedral School until moving to St. James, Missouri, her second grade year where she was raised by her parents Jim and Kassie (Nenninger) Foust.
Lexi, college ambassador and honor student at John F. Hodge High School was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone and always put others before herself. She was a Cadet teacher, member of Tau Iota Gamma, winner of the Who’s Who in Leadership Award, All American Scholarship award, National Honor Roll and worked as a cashier at Country Mart. Her friends and family were such an important part of her life.
She is survived by her parents, Jim and Kassie Foust; her father, Michael Bartlett; her sister, Kylie Bartlett; her half-sisters, Chelsey LeGrand and Michaela Bartlett; her step-brother, Tristen Bartlett; grandparents, James and Verlee Foust, Wayne and Carolyn Nenninger and Shirley Hollowell; other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held Thursday, December 20, 2012 from 4-8 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Memorial service will be held Friday, December 21, 2012 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Don Carson officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
 

Robert LaRue Bartlett
Robert LaRue Bartlett of St. Petersburg, Florida was born January 2, 1918 in St. Louis, Missouri to Vollie Medford and Gwendolyn Marie LaRue Bartlett and passed away Sunday, August 5, 2012 at the Woodside Hospice Center in St. Petersburg, Florida at the age of 94 years.
He was united in marriage on July 17, 1937 to Zelma Natalie Daniels.
He accepted Jesus Christ and followed the Lord in baptism in 1932. Robert attended and graduated from Southwest High School in 1936 and Ranken Technical College in 1940 in St. Louis, Missouri. He joined the plumbers and fitters Local 101 on March 6, 1942. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1946. In 1980, he retired from Local 101 and moved to St. Petersburg, Florida. He was a member of the Clearview Baptist Church in St. Petersburg, Florida.
His mother, Gwendolyn was from Steelville, Missouri and lived out her later years on Spring St.
Robert met his wife Zelma, formerly of Salem, Missouri, at the Tower Grove Baptist Church in South St. Louis where they lived for a while and later moved to Afton, Missouri and then to Belleville, Illinois where he raised his family.
He was instrumental in establishing the welding school at Belleville Junior College and was active in the apprenticeship program at Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local Union 101 in Belleville, Illinois. In March 2012, he received his 70-year plaque from the Local Union 101. Robert held a private pilots license and was active in the Experimental Aircraft Association. He helped fellow EAA members in welding projects on their home built aircrafts. He also rebuilt a Piper Super Cruiser that he owned in partnership with two others.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Volllie and Gwendolyn Bartlett; his wife, Zelma in 1973; and one step son, William (Billy) Bramel.
He is survived by one son, Daniel Bartlett and wife Mei Mei of St. Petersburg, Florida; daughter, Susan Schoenebeck and husband Gary of Kansas City, Missouri; two grandchildren, Christy Adams and husband Chris and Brad Bartlett, all of St. Petersburg, Florida; one great granddaughter, Samantha Adams; step grandchildren, Wai and Esther Lui, Jim and Alisa Chin; three step great grandchildren, Alischa Lui, Samantha and ALex Chin; other relatives and friends.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at the Steelville Cemetery with Rev. Kevin Farr officiating.
Committal prayer, burial with full military honors will be in the Steelville Cemetery.
Local arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

James “Jim” Eldon Bartlow
James “Jim” Eldon Bartlow, of Steelville, Missouri was born in St. Louis, Missouri on December 18, 1923 to Granville J. and Essie Maude (Eye) Bartlow and passed away Sunday, November 20, 2011 at Gibbs Care Center in Steelville, Missouri at the age of 87 years.
He moved to Leadwood, Missouri as a boy.
Jim graduated from high school in 1943 and joined the U.S. Navy serving aboard the U.S.S. Chenango, an escort aircraft carrier during WWII.
On December 7, 1944 in Leadwood, Missouri he married Virginia Lee Breyer.
Jim was baptized in November 1936 at the First Baptist Church in Leadwood. He continued to live his faith, ordained as a Deacon in 1950 at Cantwell Baptist Church. He served as a Deacon Emeritus at the Steelville First Baptist Church. Mr. Jim was known to pray with and for residents on a regular basis during his years at Gibbs Care Center.
He worked as a baker and oil delivery truck driver and as a miner for the St. Joe/Doe Run Lead Company. His last job was as a school bus aide for the Steelville School District where he also was a volunteer, encouraging students to “do your homework’ and “stay in school.”
Jim loved to travel, garden, watch auto racing, ice hockey and St. Louis Cardinals.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Granville and Essie Bartlow; his wife, Virginia; two brothers, Lloyd Bartlow and wife Louise and Lynn Bartlow and wife Edith.
He is survived by his son, James “Jim” Bartlow and wife Diane of Clinton, Maryland; daughter, Sharon England and husband Terry of Steelville, Missouri; five grandchildren, Denise Bartlow and Christina Bartlow of Clinton, Maryland, Brad England and wife Amy of Steelville, Missouri, Ben England and wife Becky of Inchelium, Washington and Jared England of Wentzville, Missouri; six great grandchildren, Katy and Meghan Sheehan, Elijah, Abby, Conner and Emma England; two special nieces, Sue McFarland of Newburg, Missouri and Carolyn Adams of Graceville, Florida; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at the First Baptist Church in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Kevin Farr officiating. Special music of “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” and “Old Rugged Cross” was sung by Hal Rhea and accompanied on piano by Connie Rhea. At the conclusion of the service, “Amazing Grace” was played on bagpipes by Rob Bowness.
Committal prayer and interment with full military honors were conducted by the U.S. Navy, VFW Post 6966 of Potosi and American Legion Riders in the St. Francois Memorial Park in Bonne Terre, Missouri.
Casket bearers were Terry England, Brad England, Ben England, Jared England, Jack England and Arthur Cook. Honorary casket bearers were Gary Skaggs, Art Zigler, Paul Hogan and the Deacons of the First Baptist Church.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.
 

Bobby Gene Barton
Bobby Gene Barton of Rolla, Missouri was born on August 28, 1938 at Gatewood, Missouri to Vernon and Virgie (Lewis) Barton and passed away on Sunday, December 19, 2010 at the age of 72 years.
Bob, as he was known by his family and friends, was raised in Corning, Arkansas and on March 28, 1970 was married to Barbara Etta LaBryer.
He honorably served his country with the U.S. Marine Corps and after his discharge became employed with General Motors as an assemblyman. After 24 years of service to the company, he retired. He was known as a good-natured person who would always help others in need and was a friend to all. Bob also was an accomplished bowler and also enjoyed fishing and flower gardening. He also raised dogs as a hobby and as pets.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Virgie Barton and two brothers, Harold and Carl Barton.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara of the family home; three sons, Bobby Barton Jr. and wife Vickie of Granite City, Illinois, Kevin Barton of Corning, Arkansas and Dale Courtway of St. James, Missouri; two brothers, Billy Barton of Pocahontas, Arkansas and Vernon Barton of Corning, Arkansas; four sisters, Polly Arnold of Little Rock, Arkansas, Shirley Cliffton of Corning, Arkansas, Jessie Barton of the state of Arizona and Kitty Carpenter of Corning, Arkansas; 8 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; special nephew, Carlus Barton and a special niece, Sharon O’Hara, whom he loved as his own; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Interment was in the Gerth Cemetery, rural Bourbon, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.

Rev. Dwight G. Barton
Rev. Dwight G. Barton of St. Louis, Missouri was born July 1, 1929 in Black, Missouri to Henry and Vada (Johnson) Barton and passed away February 6, 2012 at the age of 83 years.
On October 19, 1946 he married the former Gail Mathis in Salem, Missouri.
Rev. Barton retired as the pastor of Hope Assembly of God Church after 29 years of service.
He was preceded in death by a son, Mark Barton.
He is survived by his wife, Gail Barton; son, Danny Joe (Cathy) Barton; brother, Eldon (Claudette) Barton; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at Hoffmeister South County Chapel, St. Louis, Missouri and from 9 a.m. Thursday, February 9, 2012 until service time at the Friendship Assembly of God Church.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at Friendship Assembly of God Church.
Graveside services were at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at the Boss Cemetery, Boss, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hoffmeister South County Chapel in St. Louis, Missouri.

Gary W. Stevson Bartz
Gary W. Stevson Bartz, of St. Louis, passed away Monday, January 24, 1994 at the age of 23 years, 1 month and 10 days. Surviving are his mother, Dorothy Bartz nee Thomas; father, Robert C. Stevson; Stepfather, Thomas Bartz; one brother Mark Stevson, one sister Tracy Bartz; grandparents William and Norma Thomas, Bill and Mackie; uncles Bill, Jim, Steven Thomas, Bill Stevson and Jerry Bartz; one aunt Lancy Lindgren; other relatives and many friends. Gary attended the University of Missouri-Rolla and was a member of the GDI Student Association.
Visitation was at the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Saturday, January 29, 1994 after 11 A.M. Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 29, 1994 at 2 P.M. with Leroy Goodman officiating. Interment was in the Kinder Cemetery, Cuba. All arrangements were under the direction ot the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba.

Berenice Anna Bast
Berenice Anna Bast of Kansas City, Missouri formerly of Cuba, Missouri was born to Walter and Anna (Leight) Daehn on May 23, 1915 in Fenton, Missouri and passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at Kingswood Living Center in Kansas City, Missouri at the age of 96 years.
Berenice was united in marriage to George Lester Bast on November 4, 1933 in Fenton, Missouri. They made their home in Cuba, Missouri in April of 1934. They enjoyed nearly 70 years together.
Berenice was a homemaker, a parishioner of Holy Cross Catholic Church, a member of the Ladies Altar Society, Charter member and Past President of the Riverside Homemaker Club. In 1984 she was awarded the Homemaker of the Year Award. She enjoyed playing pinochle, flower gardening, cooking, canning, sewing and taking care of her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Anna Daehn; husband, George Lester Bast; one son, George Bast, Jr.; two daughters, Virginia and Jean Bast; two brothers, Frank and Clyde Daehn; one sister, Eileen Hollrath; other relatives and friends.
She is survived by 10 children, Eugene Bast, Don and wife Linda Bast, all of Cuba, Missouri, Gerard and wife Carolyn Bast of Black Jack, Missouri, Bill and wife Nancy Bast of Athens, Georgia, Larry Bast of Strafford, Missouri, Charles and wife Suzanne Bast of Winchester, Kentucky, Sister Rose Bast, Joan and husband Dr. Leonardo Viril, Vera and husband Joe Maschek, Kay Bast, all of Kansas City, Missouri; one brother, Walter Daehn of Cuba, Missouri; 19 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; one great grandchild; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Friday, November 11, 2011 from 5-8 p.m. at Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Father James Finder as the celebrant.
Interment followed at the Holy Cross Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

Eugene R. Bast
Eugene R. Bast of Bourbon was born Thursday, April 9, 1942 at St. James, Missouri to George Lester and Berenice (nee Daehn) Bast and left from this life on Friday, January 11, 2013 in Bourbon, Missouri at the age of 70 years.
Eugene was the fifth child of 13 in the family. He attended Holy Cross Catholic Elementary School and graduated from Cuba High School in 1963.
Eugene working on the old tube TV’s and radios. He worked as a mechanic with his dad at the family business, Les Auto Repair. He continued his mechanic skills after his father’s death working with many local business people.
Eugene cared 24/7 for his grandmother when she needed help. After she passed he moved home to help care for his parents. He cared for his mom for many years.
Eugene, enjoyed getting out to play Pinochle at the card parties and had a love for music.
At home he enjoyed growing his garden, which was brimming with strawberries, asparagus and other garden favorites. Eugene loved to spend time with his pet animals over the years, recently Patches was a wonderful companion for him.
Eugene was a life-time member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church family and was involved with the Knights of Columbus working with the other Knights. He also mowed the grass for the Knights of Columbus Hall for many years.
He is preceded in death by his parents, George Lester and Berenice Bast; one brother, George Bast Jr. and two sisters, Virginia and Jean Bast.
He is survived by his five brothers, Donald and wife Linda Bast of Cuba, Missouri, Gerard and wife Carolyn Bast of Black Jack, Missouri, Bill and wife Nancy Bast of Athens, Georgia, Larry Bast of Strafford, Missouri and Charles and wife Suzanne Bast of Winchester, Kentucky; four sisters, Sr. Rose Bast, Joan and husband Dr. Leonardo Viril, Vera and husband Joe Maschek and Kay Bast, all of Kansas City, Missouri; one uncle, Walter Daehn of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba with a 6 p.m. Prayer Service.
Celebration of Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 18, 2013 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church of Cuba with Father James Finder as celebrant.
Interment and prayers will follow at the Holy Cross Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
 

Walter Thomas Bates
Walter Thomas Bates of Rolla, Missouri, was born in Lecoma, Missouri on August 9, 1922 to John and Annie (Finn) Bates and passed away at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center on Thursday, July 8, 2010 at the age of 87 years.
In 1965 he married Inez Kirk.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Annie Bates; wife Inez on December 2, 2008; four brothers, Charlie, John and Tony Bates and infant brother Herbert Bates.
He is survived by four children, Jimmy Bates and wife Patricia of St. James, Missouri, Steve Bates of Chicago, Illinois, Beverly Flowers and companion Frank Bolmer of Calumet City, Illinois and Debbie Workman of Hammond, Illinois; one sister, Dora Heavin of Edgar Springs, Missouri; 10 grandchildren, Cynthia, Robert, Angie, Teri, Donna, Carlene, Joseph, Jason, Joshua and Steven; many great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, July 12, 2010 at the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri with Rev. Larry Davis officiating.
Interment followed in the Ozark Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Rolla, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Null & Son Funeral Home.

Della Mae Baum
Della Mae Baum of Cuba, Missouri, formerly of Salem, Missouri, was born November 19, 1919 at Stone Hill, Missouri to Ernest C. “Mike” and Lucinda “Cindy” Maledy and passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at the age of 93 years.
Della Mae was united in marriage to Stanley L. Baum in1939 and to this union two sons were born.
She retired in 1982 from the Shoe Factory in Salem, Missouri after almost 40 years of dedicated service. She was a lifelong member of the Second Baptist Church of Salem, served on the Auxiliary Board for the Salem Memorial Hospital for many years, was the coordinator of the Maledy-Teague reunion for 25 years and always enjoyed gospel music.
“Gran” as she has been known for the last many years, treasured the time that she got to spend with her grandchildren. She spent hours and drove many miles to spend time with her “little one” Kayla. Gran was there for dance recitals, softball games, parades, musical concerts and kept her promise and was there for high school graduation.
She always dressed to the nine, read her bible daily and believed that family was the most important thing on earth.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mike and Cindy Maledy; husband, Stanley Baum; son, Sonny Baum; two sisters, Emmaline Garbusch and Louise and husband Charlie Alexander; five brothers, Carl, Paul and wife Marie, Chub, Clair and Jahue Maledy and special niece, Patty Villines.
She is survived by Kayla Baum, Curt and Sandi Baum, Tiffany Baum, Milynnia and Jack Plakenhorn, Brittney Plakenhorn, Lesa and Don Mizell, Amanda and Jaime Mizell; her son, Robert and wife Charlotte Baum; brothers, George and Liz Maledy and Calvin Maledy, all the staff of Cuba Manor; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Friday, March 8, 2013 from 2-6 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Salem, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.


Paul Stanley “Sonny” Baum
Paul Stanley “Sonny” Baum of Salem, Missouri was born Tuesday, September 12, 1939 at Salem, Missouri to the union of Stanley Lee and Della Mae (nee Maledy) Baum and passed away Saturday, January 19, 2008 at Salem, Missouri at the age of 68 years, 4 months and 7 days.
Paul “Sonny” worked for Amax Lead Mines from the 1970’s until 1987 as a Mill Control Operator and from late 1987 until 2001 he worked for Wal-Mart, first at the Rolla Wal-Mart and he then retired from the Salem Wal-Mart store. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching all professional and college sports and old western movies, but what he enjoyed most was spending time with family.
He was preceded in death by his father; grandparents, aunts and uncles other relatives and friends.
He is survived by his mother, of Salem, Missouri; one daughter, Tiffany Baum of Carrollton, Missouri; one brother, Robert and wife Charlotte Baum of Lebanon, Missouri; one nephew, Curtis and wife Sandi Baum of Quincy, Illinois; one niece, Melynnia and husband Jack Plakenhorn of Monroe, Washington; two great nieces, Kayla Baum of Cuba, Missouri and Brittney Plakenhorn of Monroe, Washington; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 from 1-3 p.m. at the Second Baptist Church, Salem, Missouri.
Graveside service followed at 3:30 p.m. at the Cedar Grove Cemetery, Salem, Missouri with Pastor Larry Nash and Lesa Mizell officiating
Special music will be provided by Kayla Baum “When I Get To Where I’m Going.”
Arrangements were under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Mary Ann Baumann
Mary Ann Baumann, nee Lathrop, of Steelville, Missouri was born January 19, 1931 in Miles City, Montana to Herbert C. and Susan Gaines (Flanagan) Lathrop and passed away Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Delmar Gardens in Chesterfield, Missouri at the age of 81 years.
After graduating from nursing school and becoming a registered nurse, she was united in marriage on June 17, 1952 in Miles City, Montana to Dr. Albert R. Baumann.
In 1955, she and her husband moved to Steelville, Missouri where he began his new medical practice.
Mary Ann was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Steelville for over 56 years. She was involved in all aspects of the church from being on the local church board and Arch Diocese of Jefferson City to helping at the Holy Cross School and to her many contributions of time to the convents.
She was the Assistant Editor to the Steelville Star for several years, worked as the bookkeeper for her husband, Dr. Baumann, 4-H leader, Boy Scouts Leader besides teaching all of her children to play baseball, basketball and archery. Mary Ann hobbies were coin and stamp collecting, being an avid reader, a wine collector, painting, taking her family to the Fox in St. Louis and to the St. Louis Blues games.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Susan Lathrop; husband, Dr. Albert Baumann; brother, Herbert J. Lathrop; and sister, Gaines Susan Lathrop Brath.
She is survived by her children, Raymond John Baumann and wife Christine of Ellisville, Missouri, Mary Ann “Honey” Swiney, Herbert Joseph Baumann, Albert Raymond Baumann Jr. and wife Laurie, Michael William Baumann and Vicky, all of Ballwin, Missouri, Theresa Marie Ives and husband Steve of Cuba, Missouri, David Anthony Baumann and wife Dotty of Manchester, Missouri, Patrick Joseph Baumann and wife Angela of Eureka, Missouri and Susan Marie Clonts and husband Michael of Stanton, Missouri; 33 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; special niece, Patti Brath Skinner of Denver, Colorado; special sister-in-law, Terri Lathrop of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 9 a.m. until time of service on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Steelville, Missouri.
A funeral mass was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Steelville, Missouri with Father James Finder as officiate.
Prelude and postlude were played by Deloris Bell. Granddaughter Bridget Clonts also played while other granddaughters Stephanie Crawford and Mary Ann Smith were the vocalists.
Serving at the altar were Joe and Jake Howdeshell.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Cuba, Missouri.
Casket bearers were the family, Raymond Baumann, Herbert Baumann, Albert Baumann, Michael Baumann, David Baumann, Patrick Baumann and Steve Ives.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

Raymond E. Bauwens
Raymond E. Bauwens of Steelville, Missouri was born on January 30, 1941 at Saint Louis, Missouri to Edward and Agnes (Thomlson) Bauwens and passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at the age of 71 years, 9 months and 6 days.
He was raised in House Springs, Missouri and later in life on a farm in the Lonedell area. He was a 31-year employee with the Chrysler Corporation and upon retirement moved to Steelville.
On May 25, 1963 he was united in marriage to Linda Snodgras at the Church of God in House Springs, Missouri and to this union two children were born.
He was known as a fun loving man who greatly adored his grandchildren. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, loved the outdoors and animals. He was also a member of the UAW Local 110.
He is survived by his wife, Linda of the family home; one son, Ken Bauewns and wife Deanna of Auburn Hills, Michigan; one daughter, Ronda Bauwens of Blue Springs, Missouri; three grandchildren, Amanda and Nathan Bauwens and Tim Robbins; one brother, Jerry Bauwens of Leubering, Missouri; Godchildren, Mike and Mindy Durbin; a special friend of the family, Pamela Ulrey of Sullivan, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Memorial funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, November 10, 2012 from the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Jerry Beers officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.


Glen Lavern Bays
Glen Lavern Bays of Viburnum, Missouri, was born November 22, 1938 at Goodland, Missouri and passed away April 14, 2009 at Festus, Missouri at the age of 70 years.
On September 26, 1958 he and Joyce Lawson were united in marriage and to this union two children were born.
He attended church faithfully as long as his health permitted. He was an avid deer and turkey hunter, fisherman and just enjoyed the outdoors. He loved watching Cardinal baseball games.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Leona (Yount) Bays; one brother, Lovel Bays; one sister, Erma Medley and his parents-in-law, Vernal and Leta Lawson.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Bays of Viburnum, Missouri; two children, Dennis Bays, and wife Cheryl of Viburnum, Missouri and Debra Cole and husband David of Labadie, Missouri; brother, Homer Bays of Viburnum, Missouri; sister, Erna Mae Stulce and husband, Donald of Steelville, Missouri; three grandchildren, Erin Bays Wisdom of Cuba, Missouri, Ryan Cole of Labadie, Missouri and Tyler Bays of Viburnum, Missouri; brothers-in-law, David Lawson and wife Suzanne of Viburnum, Missouri, Jack Lawson of Bonne Terre, Missouri, Donald Lawson and wife Vicki of Salem, Missouri, Ronnie Lawson and wife Chris of Viburnum, Missouri; other relatives and friends. Visitation was Thursday, April 16, 2009 from 5-8 p.m. in the Wilson Mortuary Chapel, Viburnum, Missouri.
Funeral service was Friday, April 17, 2009 at 2 p.m. in the Wilson Mortuary Chapel, Viburnum, Missouri with Bro. Paul Davis officiating.
Music was by Johnny Setzer, Sharon Hedrick and Stanley Chandler.
Serving as pallbearers were David, Donald, Ronnie and Jack Lawson, Ryan Cole and Tyler Bays. Honorary pallbearers were Winfred and Wayne Medley.
Interment in the Upper Indian Creek Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary, Viburnum, Missouri.

Michael David Beach
Michael David Beach of Cuba, Missouri was born on Saturday, July 16, 1949 in Valley Park, Missouri to Cullis Lee and Evelyn Everett Beach and passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at MO Baptist Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 63 years, 5 months and 18 days.
He married Kathy Lewis Leible on June 19, 2004 in Cuba, Missouri.
He had previously worked in maintenance at MEPCO manufacturing, in Cuba, Missouri. Michael enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cullis and Evelyn Beach; son, Michael Beach, III; brother, Robert Lee Beach; and father-in-law, Don Wehmeier.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Beach of Cuba, Missouri; children, Teresa Dabney of Kansas City, Missouri, Farin Beach, Michael Beach, Jr. and Jenny Beach; brothers, Ronald Beach and Roy Beach; sisters, Teresa Richards and Linda Sue (Jerry) Stutes, all of Kansas City, Missouri; mother-in-law, Shirley Wehmeier of Cuba, Missouri; stepchildren, Amanda (Jimmy) Watson of Robertsville, Missouri, Nicole Leible, Zach Leible, and Ashley Leible, all of Cuba, Missouri; six grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Saturday, January 5, 2013 from 1-3 p.m. and funeral service at 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri with Rev. Spencer Hutson officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
 

Edith Marie Beasley
Edith Marie Beasley of Dixon, Missouri, formerly of St. James, Missouri was born on January 13, 1917 to Alfred Jess and Effie (Wolfe) Chilton and passed away at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Missouri on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at the age of 92 years, 11 months and 24 days of age.
Edith was united in marriage to William Temple Beasley on July 23, 1953 in St. Louis, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred Jess and Effie Chilton; her husband, William Temple Beasley on January 16, 1980; five brothers, Bill, Alfred, Everett, Bob and Virgil Chilton and one sister, Sara Sohm.
She is survived by two brothers, Marvin and John R. Chilton, other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral services were Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 10 a.m. at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in St. James, Missouri with John Scudder officiating. Songs were “On The Wings Of A Snow White Dove,” and “How Great Thou Art.”
Family and friends were pallbearers.
Graveside funeral services were conducted on Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the Glendale Memorial Gardens in Centralia, Missouri with burial in the family plot.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Wilma “Jean” Grayson Becker
Wilma “Jean” Grayson Becker of Portage des Sioux, Missouri was born June 19, 1927 in Cuba, Missouri to William Arthur “Art” and Esther Hallie Evans Grayson and passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at St. Joseph Hospital West at the age of 85 years.
Jean was a retired housekeeper at Greenbriar County Club and prior nanny to many loving families in the St. Louis County area.
She loved to do needlework, draw and write about her life story, leaving her children and grandchildren loving memories.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents, William and Esther Grayson; two brothers, Gerald Grayson and Charles Grayson of Cuba, Missouri.
She is survived by eight children, Theresa Rush of Wentzville, Missouri, Gail (Don) Messner of St. Peters, Missouri, Susan (Henry) Kumpf of Clyde, North Carolina, Karen Becker of St. Louis, Missouri, Richard Becker II of Sullivan, Missouri, Edwin Becker (Jacqueline) of Lees Summit, Missouri, Linda (Frank) Blair of Fenton, Missouri, Janet (Mike) Black of Bowling Green, Missouri; 15 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
A graveside memorial service for family and friends is scheduled on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 1:13 p.m. at the Steelville Cemetery in Steelville, Missouri.
 

Chris Bell
Chris Bell of Cuba, Missouri was born in Rolla, Missouri on Sunday, June 17, 1984 to Stephen Bell and Gail Mahurin Bell and passed away Sunday, June 20, 2010 at the age of 26 years and 3 days.
Chris was a graduate of Crawford County R-II High School. He was employed as a driver for Mullally Distributing Co., Cuba, Missouri. He enjoyed hunting and riding his motorcycle.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Gale Mahurin and Donald Bell; grandmother, Clara Mahurin and father, Stephen Bell.
He is survived by his parents, Gail (Alan) Cape of Cuba, Missouri; grandparents, Mary Jean Beasley of Steelville, Missouri, Wilma Bell of Rolla, Missouri and Jim (Darlene) Cape of Cuba, Missouri; great grandparents, Edna Mahurin of Mt. Grove, Missouri and Jack Lewis of Steelville, Missouri; brother, Jeremy (Melissa) King of Eureka, Missouri; sisters, Lendsay Cape Garbo of Norman, Oklahoma, Courtney Cape of St. Louis, Missouri, Casey Cape of Saratoga Springs, New York and Stephanie Bell of Rolla, Missouri; nieces, Ava King and Audrey Guzman; godson, Chase Guzman; aunts and uncles, Patrick (Laurie) Smith, Denver Mahurin, and Kevin (Kathie) Mahurin, all of Steelville, Missouri, Pastor Terry (Joanie) Mahurin, Randy Cape and Scott (Genifer) Cape, all of Cuba, Missouri, Cindy (Bryan) Parker of Jerome, Missouri, Melissa (Mike) Blanton of Rolla, Missouri and Karen (James) Studdard of Doolittle, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Wednesday, June 23, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri and funeral service was Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Change of Heart Worship Center, Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Terry Mahurin.
Burial was at the Harrison Cemetery, Jerome, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
 

Delmar Raymond Bell
Delmar Raymond Bell of Cuba, Missouri was born on Thursday, June 22, 1922 in Cherryville, Missouri to John Wally and Annie Worley Bell and passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2011 at the age of 89 years, 2 months and 12 days.
He served his country honorably in the Navy during World War II and later served in the Coast Guard. He worked many years as a quality control inspector for Carter Carburetor Industry. His hobbies were fishing, hunting, cooking, playing his fiddle and listening to bluegrass music.
He married Irene M. Curtis and to this union two boys were born. He later married Maria Rosa Barrera on May 12, 1983 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Annie Bell; wife, Irene; son, David Bell; stepdaughter, Beatriz Rodriguez; brothers and sisters, Grace, Clarence, Larence, Irene, Claudie, Ernest, Nellie, Walter, Emory and Clifford Bell.
He is survived by his wife, Maria Rosa Bell of Cuba, Missouri; sons, Lindell (Karen) Bell of Las Vegas, Nevada and Daniel (Jenna) Bell of St. Louis, Missouri; stepchildren, German (Aide) Fernandez, Salvador Mendez and Norma (Gerardo) Ambriz all of Tijuana, Mexico, Josefine Godinez and Gabriel (Patricia) Fernandez, all of Las Vegas, Nevada; 16 grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Wednesday, September 7, 2011 from 5-8 p.m. and funeral service on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Delmar B. Hutson officiating.
Burial was at the Eaton Cemetery with full military honors.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
 

Earl J. Bell
Earl J. Bell of Sullivan, Missouri, was born August 7, 1940 in Belle, Missouri to John Sylvester and Nettie Jewell (Johnson) Bell and passed away Sunday, November 29, 2009 at the age of 69 years.
After his first wife, Cindia, he married Hilda Pendleton on October 1, 1978.
Most of his adult life he spent fixing cars as a mechanic. He also was a cabinetmaker. He loved NASCAR and working in his yard He was also an active member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aire #3781 in Sullivan, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Nettie Bell; his first wife, Cindia; brother, Harold “Red” Bell; sisters, Sharon Ray, Iva Foster, Juanita Rowe and Bonnie Cottrell.
He is survived by his wife, Hilda Mae of the family home; four children, Dennis Earl Bell and wife Renee of Greensboro, North Carolina, Beth Bell-Jones of Bourbon, Missouri, Doug Bell and wife Paula of Cuba, Missouri and James Earl Bell and wife Gwen of Sullivan, Missouri; brothers, Claude “Skimp” Bell and wife Jenny of Dixon, Missouri, Ronnie Bell and wife Joan of Pennsylvania, Larry Bell and wife Sherry of Nevada; sisters, Irene “Mick” West of Sullivan, Missouri and Wanda King of Missouri; grandchildren, Christopher, CJ, Lonnie, Austin, Jade, Hannah, Zoie, Clarissa, Amber and Tori; other relatives and friends.
A memorial service, including an Eagle Service were conducted at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri with Paul Harmon officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Helen Mabel Bell
Helen Mabel Ethel Bell, nee Murry, of Cherryville, Missouri was born in Cherryville, Missouri on Thursday, March 28, 1918 to Cletus Murry and Merttie Mauck Murry. She passed away at Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Rolla, Missouri on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 at the age 88 years, 6 months and 12 days.
Mabel married Ernest James Bell in June of 1933 in Cherryville, Missouri and to this union six children were born. She was a member of the Cherryville Church of God. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, cooking and most of all spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ernest; daughter, Bonnie Mae Bowman; sisters, Laura (Clarence) Williams, Pearl (Lilbert) Bryant, Lettie (Raymond) Oxendine, Dolly Murry; brothers, Lewis (Mary) Murry, Everett (Lillie) Murry, Otis (Pearl) Murry; half sister, May Kincade; son-in-law, Tom Roberson; brothers-in-law, Clarence Parker and Thurston Halbert; and sister-in-law, Veda Murry.
Those who remain to mourn her passing are her children, Martha Roberson of St. Louis, Missouri, Bill Bell and wife Juanita of Steelville, Missouri, Don Bell and wife Pauline of Watonga, Oklahoma, Sue Bell and Steve Bell of Cherryville, Missouri; brother, Lawrence Murry of Buckhorn, Missouri; sisters, Nettie Halbert of Steelville, Missouri and Rosie Fern Parker of Dixon, Missouri; brother-in-law, Delmar Bell and wife Rosa of Cuba, Missouri.
Fifteen grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; 19 great great grandchildren; dear friend, Betty Martin of Steelville, Missouri; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Visitation was Wednesday, October 11, 2006 from 6-8 p.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral service was Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 1 p.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Marvin Callahan officiating.
Burial was at the Martin-Trask Cemetery, Cherryville, Missouri with pallbearers, Jessie Bell, Gary Collins, Kenny Fulco, Mike Roberson, Bill Shane and TJ Shane.
All arrangement were under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
 

Louie William Bell
Louie William Bell of Steelville, Missouri was born on Sunday, September 29, 1929 in Dillard, Missouri to William W. Bell and Zelma Anderson Bell and passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at the age of 82 years.
Louie married Lorraine Drysdale in 1948 in St. Louis, Missouri. After her passing, he later married Judy Murray on June 23, 1987 in Piedmont, Missouri.
He worked for 30 years for the True Manufacturing Co., which made soda machines and other products. He lived for 18 years in Prichard, Oklahoma and was a member of the Pentecostal Tabernacle Church of Quapaw, Oklahoma. He loved the Lord and enjoyed going to church. His hobbies were listening to bluegrass gospel music, gardening, fishing, hunting, especially squirrels and deer, working on lawn mowers and automobiles.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Zelma Bell; wives, Lorraine and Judy; two infant children; brothers, Elmer Bell, Earl (Thelma) Bell and Harold Bell; sisters, Dema (Bill) Quinton, Berniece (Hollie) Conaway, Virginia (Billie Don) Shockley and Eva “Evie” Lee (Cecil) Huskey.
He is survived by his sisters, Norma Biggs of Salem, Missouri and Anna Forshee of Arnold, Missouri; sister-in-law, Lois Bell of Rio Linda, California; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Friday, October 28, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral service on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Delmar Hutson officiating.
Burial was at the Eaton Cemetery, Cherryville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.Wilma Fern Turnbough Bell
Wilma Fern Turnbough Bell, nee Pitts, of Davisville, Missouri was born March 4, 1922 in Salem, Missouri to Henry Harrison and Opal Jeraldine Peters Pitts and passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in Sullivan, Missouri, at the age of 89 years.
She was united in marriage to Louie Turnbough in 1939 and to this union three children were born. She later married Russell Bell.
Wilma was a member of the Cherryville Baptist Church. She retired in October of 1987 from Brown Shoe after working there many years.
She enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers. She also enjoyed riding around the countryside, researching family history and visiting cemeteries.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Opal Pitts; her son, Gary Turnbough; two brothers, Raymond Pitts and Rainey Pitts and one son-in-law, Joe Bobbitt.
She is survived by her two daughters, Vicki Brown and husband Jack of Davisville, Missouri and Dixie Bobbitt of Cherryville, Missouri; one daughter-in-law, Darlene Turnbough of Cherryville, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Bettye Pitts of Ocala, Florida; eight grandchildren, Steve England, Stacey England, Melody Allen and husband Tim, Jeff Turnbough and wife Tonya, Kip Turnbough and wife Tracey, Paula O’Neail, Lisa Turnbough and husband Glendel and LeAnn Brown; 14 great grandchildren; eight great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2012 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Doug Windle officiating. Special music selections were played by granddaughter Melody Allen. Prayer was given by grandson Jeff Turnbough and memories were shared by granddaughter Lisa Turnbough.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Salem, Missouri.
Casket bearers were Jeff Turnbough, Luke Turnbough, Steve England, Stacey England, Kip Turnbough and Eric O’Neail.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.
 

Wilma Fern Turnbough Bell
Wilma Fern Turnbough Bell, nee Pitts, of Davisville, Missouri was born March 4, 1922 in Salem, Missouri to Henry Harrison and Opal Jeraldine Peters Pitts and passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in Sullivan, Missouri, at the age of 89 years.
She was united in marriage to Louie Turnbough in 1939 and to this union three children were born. She later married Russell Bell.
Wilma was a member of the Cherryville Baptist Church. She retired in October of 1987 from Brown Shoe after working there many years.
She enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers. She also enjoyed riding around the countryside, researching family history and visiting cemeteries.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Opal Pitts; her son, Gary Turnbough; two brothers, Raymond Pitts and Rainey Pitts and one son-in-law, Joe Bobbitt.
She is survived by her two daughters, Vicki Brown and husband Jack of Davisville, Missouri and Dixie Bobbitt of Cherryville, Missouri; one daughter-in-law, Darlene Turnbough of Cherryville, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Bettye Pitts of Ocala, Florida; eight grandchildren, Steve England, Stacey England, Melody Allen and husband Tim, Jeff Turnbough and wife Tonya, Kip Turnbough and wife Tracey, Paula O’Neail, Lisa Turnbough and husband Glendel and LeAnn Brown; 14 great grandchildren; eight great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2012 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Doug Windle officiating. Special music selections were played by granddaughter Melody Allen. Prayer was given by grandson Jeff Turnbough and memories were shared by granddaughter Lisa Turnbough.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Salem, Missouri.
Casket bearers were Jeff Turnbough, Luke Turnbough, Steve England, Stacey England, Kip Turnbough and Eric O’Neail.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

 

Winifred M. Benecke
Winifred M. Benecke (nee Rohlfing) of Cuba was born to Harry C. and Mary Ann (Ahern) Rohlfing on September 25, 1917 at East St. Louis, Illinois and passed away Thursday, December 24, 2009 at Cuba, Missouri at the age of 92.
Winifred was a homemaker and enjoyed entertaining others, knitting, playing bridge and word search puzzles.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry C. and Mary Ann Rohlfing; husband, Marc J. Benecke; two sisters, Rita Moore and Ruth Rohlfing and other relatives and friends.
She is survived by her son, Mark T. and wife Rita Benecke of Cuba, Missouri; five grandchildren, Mark Jr., Brigitte, Max, Ingrid and Liesel, all of Springfield, Missouri; one sister, Dorothy Gillick of Lansing, Michigan; other relatives and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, December 26, 2009 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Rosati, Missouri with Rev. James Finder as the celebrant. Interment followed at St. Anthony’s Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
 

Rev. Benj. F. Benefield
The Commerce Dispatch (Commerce, Mo.), Saturday,
 June 22, 1867
Obit: DIED.   In Cuba, Mo., the Rev. Benj. F. Benefield, aged about 35
years.
   Mr. Benefield was a son of Benj. Benefield deceased.  During the past
winter he was one of the most active members of the Amphictyo Literary
Society of this place, where his ability and elequence as a debator was the
subject of flattering comment.  He leaves behind him many warm friends and
admirers, and sorrowing relatives.
Submitter: Kathy McDaniel

Paul F. Bennett
Paul F. Bennett of Vienna, Missouri formerly of Steelville, Missouri was born in Neosho, Missouri on Saturday, August 16, 1941 to Clyde F. Bennett and Mary A. Terry Bennett. He passed away at Maries Manor, Vienna, Missouri on Friday, March 1, 2013 at the age of 71 years, 6 months and 13 days.
Paul worked many of his adult years operating heavy equipment building roads and bridges for Oklahoma and Kansas counties. He also, was a rancher in Oklahoma. He had many jobs and seemed to be a jack of all trades. His hobbies were coin collecting, fishing, and hunting.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant sister, Ruth Fern; infant brother, Samuel; half brothers, Leslie Bennett and Ray Bennett; and brother-in-law, Everett Fowler.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Bennett of Rolla, Missouri; children, Kennith (Cheryl) Bennett of Steelville, Missouri, Michael (Elizabeth) Bennett and Linda King all of Attica, Kansas and Scotty Dale Bennett of O’Fallon, Missouri; sister, Julia L. Fowler of Cuba, Missouri; half sisters, Mary (Jim) Bible, Adah (John) Nair all of Vinita, Oklahoma, and Loretta (Gene) Wolf of Lebanon, Tennesse; stepson, William (Jessica) Wright of Ashland, Missouri; stepdaughter, Dawn Perry of Dixon, Missouri; 14 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Memorial Service was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Calvary Assembly of God Church in Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Allen Teal officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.


Delores Bennetsen
Delores Bennetsen of St. James, Missouri was born November 24, 1918 in St. James, Missouri to John William and Eliza Eleanor (Adams) Seaton and passed away Saturday April 3, 2010 at the St. James Golden Living Center at the age of 91 years, 4 months and 10 days.
On November 23, 1939 in St. James, Missouri, Delores was united in marriage to Truman Keith Bennetsen. He passed away December 31, 2002.
Delores was a homemaker. She enjoyed embroidery work and liked to go on trips and enjoyed the scenery. She was a member of the Miles Club and was a member of the Baptist Faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Eliza Seaton; husband, Truman; one brother, Virgil Seaton and two sisters, Addie Bottroff and Beatrice Breuer.
She is survived by her a daughter, Brenda Sportsman and husband Robert of St. Louis, Missouri; one sister, Gladys Luna of St. James, Missouri; two grandchildren, Jason Sportsman and Janet Dillon; four great grandchildren, Madison and Alec Sportsman and Eligah and Cole Dillon; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Monday, April 5, 2010 from 6-8 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral service was at 11 a.m. Tuesday April 6, 2010 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri with Douglas Lane officiating.
Pallbearers were Quentin Satterfield, Jason Sportsman, Daniel Dillon, Scott Bartle, Don Davis and Marvin Bartle.
Burial was at the High Gate Baptist Church Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Herman E. “Benny” Benson
Herman E. “Benny” Benson of St. James, Missouri was born on March 16, 1938 in St. James, Missouri to Herman Edward and Ruby Stambaugh (McDonald) Benson and passed away at the Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri on Monday, January 2, 2012 at the age of 73 years, 9 months and 17 days.
Benny Benson Benny was united in marriage to Dorothy M. Parrish on November 18, 1961 at the St. James Christian Church in St. James, Missouri.
Benny worked for the St. James Volunteer Fire Department for 15 years; also for UMR for 24 years; International Shoe Company for 6 years; Bowling Coachlite in Rolla, Missouri for five years, and also for the Jess Nelson Bowling Alley and the Movie Theatre in St. James, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his father, Herman Edward Benson; his mother, Ruby Stambaugh (McDonald) Benson and step-father, Wilbur Stambaugh.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy of St. James, Missouri; one son, Bruce Benson and wife Laura of St. James, Missouri; one brother, Lawrence “Larry” Braziel and wife Sue of Portland, Maine; three sister-in-laws, Alice Gnemi; Helen Harris; and Shirley Parrish; one special grandson, Jeremiah; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Thursday, January 5, 2012 from 4-8 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted on Friday, January 6, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Jones Funeral Home with Craig Rippy officiating. Music was furnished by Avis Rainbolt the vocalist and organist Becky Rippy.
Pallbearers were Randy Ray, Don Licklider, Tom Brown, Bruce Parton, John Douglas and Scott McWhorter and honorary pallbearers were the St. James Fire Protection District.
Burial was in the family plot in the Ozark Hills Memorial Gardens in Rolla, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.


Ray Benson
Ray Benson of Potosi, Missouri was born on September 10, 1915 at Potosi, Missouri to John William Benson and Idabelle (Hayes) Benson and passed away May 14, 2010 at the Parkland Hospital at the age of 94 years, 8 months and 4 days. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Idabelle Benson; his wife, Mildred J. Benson; two brothers, Albert Benson and Arthur Benson; four sisters, Edna Proctor, Mildred Jenkins, Helen Sisk and Becky Gibson and a great grandchild, Toby Robart.
He is survived by three sons, John Benson and wife Ruth Ann of Potosi, Missouri, Robert “Bob” Benson and wife Eleanor of Potosi, Missouri and Dale Benson and wife Marylyn of St. James, Missouri; daughter, Mary Ann Thurman and husband John of Bonne Terre, Missouri; 19 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; 18 great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were Monday, May 17, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the DeClue Family Chapel with Elder Leonard Compton officiating.
Pallbearers were Ronnie Benson, Randy Benson, Tyler Benson, Allen Woods, John Waller, Buck Benson and John Short.
Interment and final prayers were held at Redbud Memorial Gardens.
All arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the DeClue Family Funeral Home, Potosi, Missouri.

Patricia D. Benton
Patricia D. Benton of Steelville, Missouri, was born June 18, 1940 in Belle, Missouri, to Leonard Joseph and Pansy Dale Ammerman Haines and passed away September 11, 2011 at the Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 71 years, 2 months and 24 days.
On July 20, 1956 at Dixon, Missouri, Patricia was united in marriage to Donald E. Benton.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Donald E. Benton of Steelville, Missouri; sons, Douglas Eugene Benton of Leasburg, Missouri and Toby Lynn Benton of Gray Summit, Missouri; daughters, Gayle and William Rice of Pacific, Missouri, Darlena and Bob Morris of Fordland, Missouri, Valerie Jane of Cuba, Missouri and Kristal and Alex Hendrix of Steelville, Missouri; brothers, Delmar and Helen Haines of Rolla, Missouri, Emerald and Lottie Ammerman of Vichy, Missouri and Joy Celyn Haines of Villa Ridge, Missouri; sisters, Donna and Bob Hudson of Gerald, Missouri, Bonnie and Dean Thenhaus of Belle, Missouri and Judy Stevens of Gerald, Missouri; 14 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, September 12, 2011.
Services were conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri, with Bill Rice officiating.
Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Steelville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Therese Marie Berkson
Therese Marie Berkson of St. James, Missouri was born on September 18, 1968 to William K. Berkson Sr. and Inez M. (Sorell-Jensen) Berkson in Des Plains, Illinois and passed away January 5, 2010 at the Golden Living Center at the age of 41 years.
Therese graduated high school at Joseph Academy in Niles, Illinois in June of 1986. She achieved 60 credit hours of study at community colleges of Chicago, receiving a certificate in computer hardware and one in computer software.
Therese enjoyed visiting with friends, long walks and Bible studies. She attended services at the Calvary Apostolic Church and the First Church of God.
She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Robert George Jensen.
She is survived by her father, William K. Berkson; mother, Inez M. Jensen; stepmother, Barbara Berkson; brothers, William Berkson, Daniel Berkson and Jeffery Berkson and wife Kelly; sister, Wendy Berkson; two stepbrothers, Kurt Jensen and Erik Jensen and wife Melissa; nephews, Stone Nelson, Chase Berkson and Evan Jensen; nieces, Aislinn Berkson and Elizabeth Jensen.
A memorial service will be announced and held at a later date.


Zelma Rohrer Berry-Hill
Zelma Marie Rohrer was born January 17, 1909 to Jacob and Elizabeth Allsman Rohrer, at their home outside of Bourbon, Missouri, (the eighth child of 13 children) and passed away May 20, 2010, at the age of 101 years.
She was living in Venice, Florida, at the Heritage Nursing Home.
Zelma graduated from Sullivan High School and had worked at the Bank of Bourbon while continuing her education, earning credits and teaching in rural schools. August 4, 1941, she received a Bachelor of Science in Education degree, from the University of Missouri, in Columbia, Missouri.
Her personality was one that made friends easily. She loved to laugh, sing and play the old upright piano, in her parents’ home. She said, “mother would often say, after supper, Zelma, go play the piano, and I’ll wash the dishes!” Zelma made music fun and enjoyable, for her many nephews and nieces, as she would sing along with them, their favorite songs.
Zelma had first married Ed Roeder, then during the 1940’s she moved to San Francisco, California, where she met and married Loran Berry, February 14, 1948. Loran passed away July 12, 1987. She then moved to Sarasota, Florida, where she met and married James Hill, and they were together until his passing.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, Jacob and Elizabeth Rohrer; four sisters, Florence Isgrigs, Hallie Rohrer, Carrie Rohrer and Lillian Eikermann; eight brothers, Jason, Daniel, Carrac, Fred, Lawrence, Howard, Virgil and Quentin Rohrer.
She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Opal Rohrer of Bourbon, Missouri and Doris Rohrer of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Interment was in the Bourbon Cemetery, Bourbon, Missouri.

Annie L. Berryman
Annie L. Berryman of St. James, Missouri was born in Steele, Missouri on September 19, 1926 to Towny and Ella (Hill) Curry and passed away August 26, 2010 at the Golden Living Center in St. James, Missouri at the age of 83 years.
Annie was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church where she was active for many years. She enjoyed watching baseball and was a big Detroit Tiger fan. She loved playing Bingo and spending time with family and friends; she was very close to her daughter and adored her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Towny and Ella Curry; son, Timothy Berryman; two brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Heeg and husband Brian of Fowlerville, Michigan; sister, Betty Pitts and husband Max of St. James, Missouri; three grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
A Memorial Mass was held Friday, August 27, 2010 at 5 p.m. in the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary with Father Charles Pardee officiating.
Interment will be held at a later date.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary.

William Buddy “Dub” Bice
William Buddy “Dub” Bice of Leasburg, Missouri was born to Emery and Etta (Gray) Bice on December 29, 1931 in McAlester, Oklahoma and passed away Monday, May 28, 2012 at his home at the age of 80 years.
Dub retired from the Kroger Warehouse in St. Louis after 33 years of service. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Emery and Etta (Gray) Bice; one grandson, John Shryock; one brother, Bobby Bice and one sister, Betty Jean Bice.
He is survived by his son, William B. and wife Terrie Bice, Jr. of Leasburg, Missouri; three daughters, Linda Shryock of Modesto, California, Brenda Bealieu of Fresno, California, Patricia and husband Woody Oakley of Clovis, California; four brothers, Arvil Bice of McAlester, Oklahoma, Bud Bice of Southwest City, Missouri, Ronald Bice of Cassville, Missouri and Larry Bice of Carthage, Missouri; nine grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Private family graveside service was held at the Lea Cemetery, Leasburg, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
 

Kevin S. Biggins
Kevin S. Biggins of Bourbon, Missouri was born on August 23, 1955 to James and Eileen (Breen) Biggins at St. Louis, Missouri and passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at the age of 56 years.
Kevin was a graduate of McClure High School and in 1973 he moved with his family to the Bourbon area.
On April 5, 1980 he was united in marriage to Carol Higgins and to this union a daughter was born.
Kevin was employed in the construction trades, most recently with Husley and Waldo Construction and also was a self-employed carpenter. Kevin hunted and fished and enjoyed the outdoors. He was especially close to his grandson, Tyler and participated in all of his activities.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Eileen Biggins; two stepsons, Jerod and Brian Keeney and father-in-law, Al Higgins, Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Biggins of the family home; daughter, Shauna Biggins of Bourbon, Missouri; two brothers, Jimmy Biggins of St. Louis, Missouri and Michael Biggins and wife Anna of Sullivan, Missouri; one sister, Patty Waller and husband Scott of Sullivan, Missouri; grandson, Tyler Lewis; parents-in-law, Dorothy and W.J. Benthal of Bourbon, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 4:30 until 8 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2011 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2011 from the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri with the Rev. John Patrick Day, CCP officiating.
Interment was in the Enloe-Hodge Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
 

Gail Eugene Biggs
Gail Eugene Biggs of Cuba, Missouri, formerly of Sligo, Missouri, was born on Tuesday, December 7, 1926 in Max, Missouri to James Everett and Johnnie Mae Ball Biggs and passed away Saturday, July 3, 2010 at St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 83 years, 6 months and 26 days.
Gail graduated from Cherryville High School in 1945 and married F. Susan Brown on February 8, 1958 at the First Baptist Church, Steelville, Missouri and to this union two sons were born.
He moved to St. Louis where he joined the staff at Emerson Electric as an instructor. He was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged after overseas service in Japan. He then returned to Emerson and later joined McDonnell Douglas in 1963 as an electronic technician for the manned space program and military fighter aircraft.
He attended Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from Ranken Technical College. In 1991, he retired and moved to Crawford County. He enjoyed traveling, cruising, genealogy, spending time with family and watching the Cardinals play baseball. He also, co-authored “William Biggs and His Descendants from 1640-1997” and “The Families of Gehazi Ransom Ball, His Ancestors and Descendants from 1640-1997” with his wife. He was proud to have descended from a long line of American patriots. He was a member of the Webster Groves Masonic Lodge #84, Boone Society, and Holland America’s Mariner Society.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Johnnie Biggs; infant sister, Margerite Biggs; father-in-law, John G. Brown; mother-in-law, Neva V. Wilkinson Brown; sister-in-law, Kathryn Midyett; brother-in-law, Vondel Butts; niece, Karen Biggs, Evelyn Thomure, and Diana Biggs.
He is survived by his wife, F. Susan Biggs of Cuba, Missouri; sons, Steven E. (Vicki) Biggs of Eureka, Missouri and Scott C. (Stacy) Biggs of Steelville, Missouri; brothers, Kenneth (Anna Mae) Biggs of Overland, Missouri, J. Orin (Clarinda) Biggs of Steelville, Missouri and Daniel (Carlena) Biggs of Salem, Missouri; sister, Lorene Butts of O’Fallon, Missouri; grandchildren, Loire, Abby, Nathaniel and Jenna Biggs; sister-in-law, Shirley Brown of Cuba, Missouri; brother-in-law, Robert Midyett of Steelville, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Wednesday, July 7, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. with Masonic Service at 7 p.m. and funeral service on Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Delmar Hutson officiating.
Burial was at the Stone Hill Cemetery, Salem, Missouri with full military honors.
Pallbearers were Richard Butts, Steve, Scott, Kenneth, J.Orin and Daniel Biggs.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
 

Timothy Bilbrey
Timothy “Gun trader” Bilbrey was born on Thursday, February 18, 1960 in Steelville, Missouri to Herman and Lueretta Hutson Bilbrey and passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at the age of 51 years, 8 months and 28 days.
Tim married Michelle Bowman on August 7, 1987 at Center Point Baptist Church, Steelville, Missouri and to this union two children were born.
Tim worked 20 years for Gilliam Auto Sales as a mechanic. He later worked a few years for Aerofil Technology in Sullivan, Missouri. His hobbies were trading guns, restoring old guns, hunting and watching stock car racing. He enjoyed teasing his sisters and most of all was a proud grandpa.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Noble and Bessie Hutson and Chas and Elsie Bilbrey; father, Herman Bilbrey; infant sister, Bessie Mae Bilbrey and son, John Henry Bilbrey.
He is survived by his wife, Michelle Bilbrey of Steelville, Missouri; daughter, Amy (Josh) Vandegriffe of Cuba, Missouri; grandchildren, Shiloh and John Dillon Vandegriffe of Cuba, Missouri; mother, Lueretta Bilbrey of Steelville, Missouri; sisters, Ruby Pennock of Cuba, Missouri, Pat (Ken) Brown, and Daisy Bilbrey, all of Steelville, MO; sisters-in-law, Dee Bowman of St. Louis, Missouri and Lynn Mabe of Steelville, Missouri; brother-in-law, Tom Mabe of Steelville, MO; nieces and nephews Walter (Jane) Pennock, Holly Pennock, Kenny Brown, Tricia (Ash) Ealer, Delilah (Jeff) Buckner, Albert Cox, Tommy (Crystal) Cox, Dale Young, Heather (Steven) Albin, Tommy Mabe and Elizabeth Bowman; great nieces and great nephews Maggie, Katie, Chynell, Jasmine, Trenton, Tyler, Haven, Colin, Aspen, Skye, Madeline, and special great nephew, Jackson “Bruiser” Ealer; other relatives and friends.
Visitation is Monday, November 21, 2011 from 4-8 p.m. and funeral service Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
Burial at Cherryville Baptist Cemetery, Cherryville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Carolyn Jean Biles
Carolyn Jean Biles of Fenton, Missouri, formerly of St. James, Missouri was born June 30, 1928 in Greencastle, Missouri to Glen and Evelyn (Custer) Abernathy and passed away Friday, February 23, 2013 in Fenton, Missouri at the age of 84 years.
On September 4, 1949, in St. James, Carolyn was united in marriage to Wallace (Wally) Biles.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Glen and Evelyn Abernathy; husband, Wallace on October 18, 1981; and one brother, Donnie Abernathy in 1979.
She is survived by son, Tommy Biles of Albuquerque, New Mexico; daughters, Becky Wyatt of Fenton, Missouri, Susie Stokes and husband Joe of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Sandra Kennedy and husband Lyle of Albuquerque, New Mexico; many grandchildren; great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Burial was in the St. James Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
 

Mary H. Bingham
Mary H. Bingham of Sullivan, Missouri was born on September 25, 1922 at Galena, Kansas to Fred and Elizabeth (Lapee) Tackitt and passed away on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at the age of 89 years.
She was raised and later graduated from school there and came to Sullivan, Missouri in 1963 when her husband became employed at the former Meramec Mining Company. Mary was employed as a hostess at the former Holiday Inn in Sullivan and later went into management and was sent out to different Inns throughout the U.S. She enjoyed sports, loved to cook and quilt. She was family orientated and loved having her many grandchildren around her.
She is survived by a son, Jack Delmont and wife Jerry of Bourbon, Missouri; one daughter, Judy Ray and husband Tom of Sullivan, Missouri; brother, David Tackitt of Galina, Kansas; three sisters, Linda Schnabel of Galina, Kansas, Norma Singletary of Modesto, California, and Jean Robinson of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; eight grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Memorial funeral services will be held at a date to be determined later.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.


Albert M. Bishop
Albert M. Bishop of Bourbon, Missouri was born December 12, 1919 to Albert W. and Neva I. (Isgrig) Bishop at Hancock, Iowa and passed away on Monday, May 17, 2010 at the age of 90 years.
He spent his youth in the Bourbon- Sullivan area and his working years in St. Louis.
Albert was united in marriage to Cecile Harmon on May 10, 1941.
He graduated from Bailey Diesel Mechanic School and received additional training in that field when he entered the United States Navy in World War II. He served throughout the War in the Pacific Theater where he was in charge of the diesel engine room of LST 961. The LST transported troops and supplies between the Philippines an Okinawa. His country honored his war service two years ago by flying him to Washington DC on the Honor Flight.
Albert was employed in security forces both by the Small Arms Company in St. Louis before and after his war service and then for McDonnell Aircraft until retirement. While at McDonnell Aircraft, he spent much of his time in the Space Building where he meet with all of the original Mercury 7 astronauts.
Albert loved sports of all kinds and showed proficiency in baseball, swimming, water skiing, bowling, and golf. He played in a company golf league during his work years at McDonnell.
After retirement Albert moved to the Bourbon area where he enjoyed mini-farming, helping others and traveling. He earned a private pilot’s license and helped fly burn victims to Burn Hospital in Cincinnati.
Albert was also known for making split-oak baskets.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Neva Bishop; one brother, John Bishop, one sister, June Gross and a grandson, Jeffrey Kofahl.
He is survived by his wife, Cecile of Bourbon, Missouri; four daughters, Judith Kofahl of Fort Meyers, Florida, Rebecca Turner and husband Mike of Bourbon, Missouri, Beth Cerulo and husband Mike of Erie, Pennsylvania, Mary Kay Green of St. Louis, Missouri; a sister, Kathern Hicks and husband Linward of Potosi, Missouri; seven grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 21, 2010 from First United Methodist Church in Bourbon, Missouri with Pastor Judy Jeffery officiating.
Interment was in Anthonies Mill Cemetery, Bourbon, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home.

Ava Bishop
Ava Bishop of Steelville, Missouri, passed away Monday, December 7, 2009 at the age of 85 years. Visitation from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, December 10, 2009 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday, December 11, 2009 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri. Interment in the Liberty Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri. Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Clifford G. Bishop
He was employed by Standard Oil and later Granite City Steel.
He honorably served his country in the United States Army from 1942-1945.
After serving in the military Clifford met Alice Laura Midyett and they were united in marriage on January 30, 1946 in Granite City, Illinois.
Clifford and Alice purchased their first farm and raised hogs and cattle. During this time he worked for Pea Ridge Mine and Meramec Mining Company. Clifford was a member of the VFW Post of Potosi and First Baptist Church of Bourbon, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Isaac and Myrtle Bishop; one son, Clifford Bishop Jr.; three brothers, Beauford, James and Elzie Bishop; a sister in infancy and a granddaughter, Laura Trendle.
He is survived by his wife, Alice of the family home; two sons, Dale Bishop of Chula, Missouri and Dean and wife Teresa Bishop of Bourbon, Missouri; two daughters, Norma Jean Trendle and husband Vernon of Japan, Missouri and Robin Voss and husband Jim of Japan, Missouri; 15 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Sunday, February 3, 2013 from 4:30-8 p.m. at the Eaton Funeral Chapel in Bourbon, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted 10 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2013 from the Eaton Funeral Chapel in Bourbon, Missouri with Brother Jerry Bain officiating.
Interment was in the Metcalf Cemetery at Anthonies Mill, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home.



William (Bill) Charles Bisso
William (Bill) Charles Bisso, Sr. of St. James, Missouri was born on December 4, 1920 in St. Louis, Missouri to his parents, William W. and Mary Elizabeth (Cook) Bisso. He passed away at his home on Sunday, January 13, 2008. He was 87 years, 1 month, and 9 days of age.
He was united in marriage to Julia Ladi on March 23, 1946 in St. Louis, Missouri.
William was retired from Metro, formerly Bi-State Transit Company. He started in 1952 as a streetcar conductor, then as a bus driver and dispatcher before retiring after 32 years. He was a veteran of World War II. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1938 and served in the North Atlantic on convoy duty prior to America’s entry into the war. His service continued in the Carribbean, Panama Canal Zone and in the Pacific.
William was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Joseph P. Bisso.
He is survived by his wife of the home; four sons, William C. Bisso Jr. and wife Linda of St. James, Missouri, Robert J. Bisso and wife Brenda of St. Louis, Missouri, Thomas M. Bisso of St. James, Missouri, Kenneth E. Bisso and wife Florence of St. Louis, Missouri; one brother, James A. Bisso and wife of Collinsville, Illinois; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Visitation was held from noon until time of service on Saturday, January 19, 2008.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2008 at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in St. James, Missouri with Pastor Craig Rippy officiating.
All arrangements are under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

William “Bill” Bisso Jr.
William “Bill” Bisso Jr. of St. James, Missouri was born to William Bisso, Sr. and Julia Bisso of St. James, Missouri and passed away on February 9, 2013 at his home at the age of 65 years, 8 months and 24 days.
Bill was united in marriage to Linda Robyn on January 3, 1968.
Bill was an active member of St. James Christian Church. He had a masters of Science in Education from Southwest Baptist University. Also received a Bachelor of Arts from University of Missouri in Rolla. He taught five years in Linn, Missouri and Salem, Missouri school districts. He was a Blue Cross and Blue Shield Agent for many years. His hobbies were studying history with Tom Eldredge, being active in Civil War Re-enactment, Rendez-Vous and Native American Pow Wows. His passion was planting various kinds of trees and planting a small garden.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Bisso, brother and father, William Bisso, Sr.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; two sons, William Bisso III of Anderson, California and wife Renee and Joshua Bisso of St. James, Missouri; two grandchildren, William Bisso IV and Edward Bisso; three brothers, Robert Bisso and wife Brenda of St. Louis, Missouri, Kenneth Bisso and wife Flo of St. Louis, Missouri and Thomas Bisso of St. James, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Memorial services will be Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the St. James Christian Church in St. James, Missouri with Alan Wynn officiating with Cathy Wynn organist.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
 

Della Christine Black
Della Christine Black of Rolla, Missouri was born on December 1, 1933 in Rolla, Missouri to Ira Havens and Faye (Brewster) Havens and passed away on Monday, August 20, 2012 at the age of 78 years.
On December 10, 1951 she married James E. Black and to this union six children were born.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James E. Black; one daughter, Brenda Zoellner; one grandson, Shawn Lewis; three brothers, Paul Havens and twins Ray and Roy Havens; and one sister, Marie Smith.
She is survived by five children, Randy Black and wife Jewel of Victoria, Texas, Sharon Jackson and husband Jim of St. James, Missouri, Greg Black and wife Shelly of Rolla, Missouri, Linda Gray and husband Steve of St. James, Missouri and Marcia Mayo and husband Randy of Rolla, Missouri; four sisters, Jane Light of Rolla, Missouri, Irene Hart and husband Don of Woodstock, Georgia, Blanche Lorts of Rolla, Missouri, June Hitt and husband Dick of Covington, Louisiana; one brother, Phillip Havens and wife Connie of Rolla, Missouri; 20 grandchildren; a host of great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren.
Visitation was held beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, August 24, 2012 at the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 24, 2012 at the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri with Phil Havens officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.

Judith Ann Black
Judith Ann (Judy) Black of Rolla, Missouri was born in Fort Sill, Oklahoma on March 13, 1955 to Joe Allen and Joyce Arlene (Brooks) Wofford and passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at the age of 56 years.
On August 10, 1978 she married Rodney Black and they were blessed with a son.
She was an avid gardener and also loved caring for children.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Joyce Wofford; father-in-law, John Black; and brother-in-law, Johnny Black.
She is survived by her husband, Rodney Black of the home; father, Joe Wofford of Salem, Missouri; son, Travis Black of Rolla, Missouri; three sisters, Cheryl Lamb and husband Barry of Salem, Missouri, Debbie Hanger and husband Jimmie of Salem, Missouri and Mary Bates and husband Richard of Licking, Missouri; one brother, Alan Wofford and wife Barb of Salem, Missouri; mother-in-law, Thelma Black of St. James, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Janet Snavely of Springfield, Missouri, Joyce Watson of Rolla, Missouri and Carol Zoellner of Rolla, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.
Funeral service was at 1 p.m. on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri with Larry Tubbs officiating.
Interment followed in the Ozark Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.

Evelyn O. Blackwell
She married Harold W. Blackwell on December 24, 1954 in Orlando, Mississippi.
They made their home in St. Louis, Missouri for several years where she worked at Tabor Plastics Manufacturing and was a seamstress at Contour Chair Factory. She enjoyed sewing and even made suits and other clothing for her sisters for many years. She was faithful in attending her church and was a loving, peacemaking Christian.
She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Gilliland; mother, Annie Lou Gilliland Chronister; husband, Harold Blackwell; infant brother, Harlan; infant sister, Truma Lee; and uncle, John A. Lane.
She is survived by her sisters, Ann (Jack) Brock of Sikeston, Missouri, Margie (Maurice) Grant and Argie (John) Moses, all of Cuba, Missouri; brother-in-law, Wilbur (Jeanne) W. Blackwell of Midwest City, Oklahoma; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Wednesday, February 6, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. and funeral service was Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri with Rev. Don Martin officiating.
Burial was at the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Sullivan, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
 

Carl L. Blair
Carl L. Blair of Cuba, Missouri, formerly of Steelville, Missouri, was born July 23, 1930 in Potosi, Missouri to James Horace Blair and Vicie (Beers) Blair and passed away Saturday, June 26, 2010 at Cuba Manor in Cuba, Missouri at the age of 79 years.
Carl worked at Wagner Electric in St. Louis for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Vicie Blair; six brothers, George, John, James, Charles, Burket and Earl Blair; five sisters, Martha Oliver, Minerva Martin, Bertha Turnbough, Delores Blair and Mary Rulo; and close friend, Mary Wallen who he took care of during her ill health.
He is survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
A graveside service was held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at the Shoal Creek Cemetery, east of Steelville, with Rev. Bob Coleman officiating. Memories were shared by Al Wallen.
Casket bearers were Taylor Hoerner, Al Wallen, Ken Halbert, Ron Hallum, Lane Bennett and Bill Bennett.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.



George Franklin Blair
George Franklin Blair of Cuba, Missouri, formerly of Steelville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at the age of 85 years. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 11, 2009 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri. Graveside service at 11 a.m. Friday, June 12, 2009 at the Steelville Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri. Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Richard Lynn Blakley
Richard Lynn Blakley of Viburnum, Missouri, originally of Riverton, Illinois, was born on April 8, 1958, in Springfield, Illinois, to Richard and Melba Kiska Blakley and passed away at Salem Memorial District Hospital at 11:46 p.m. on Sunday, February 28, 2010 at the age of 51 years.
Rich adored his nephews. He was a kind, generous, intelligent man who loved to play pool. He received his Associate of Arts in Business Administration in 1981 from Lincoln Land Community College in Lincoln, Illinois. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the University of Illinois in Springfield, Illinois. Rich was a tax auditor, Able data information and referral broker and he belonged to numerous organizations including Illinois State Independent Living Council, NCIL, APRIL, Adapt, GRO, 911 Commission, Missouri Quality Home Care and many others. Most recently he formed an organization called Mo Advocates for Independent Living (MAIL). He worked as the executive director of Disabled Citizens Alliance for Independence (DCAI) in Viburnum, Missouri for 10 years and was a tireless advocate for people with disabilities. Rich was the core of DCAI and will be forever a part of the Disability Movement and forever in their hearts.
He is survived by his parents, Richard and Melba Blakley of Sherman; one sister, Lori Blakley of Williamsville, Illinois; one uncle, Dennis Conner; three nephews, Tyler, Landon and Jacob Nunez; other relatives and friends.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 5, 2010, at Staab Funeral Home, Springfield, Illinois, with Reverend Jonathan Dixon officiating.
Burial followed at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois.

Eva E. Blankenship
Eva E. Blankenship of Sullivan, Missouri was born February 27, 1914 at Belle, Missouri to Arthur and Esther (Nicks) Seymour and passed away on Friday, December 28, 2012 at the age of 98 years.
At the age of three, her parents moved to a farm east of Owensville, Missouri where she grew up and attended the Morgan School.
On June 6, 1931 she was untied in marriage to James W. Brandon at Jefferson City, Missouri and to this marriage two sons were born.
Eva was employed for 25 years at the DEB Shoe Company in Owensville and later as head cook at Strain-Japan R-16 School. After the death of her husband James on September 11, 1962 Eva was married to Vernon W. Blankenship on February 25, 1967 at the Methodist Church in Owensville, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Esther Seymour; husbands, James Brandon and Vernon Blankenship; two sons, James and Harold Brandon; step-son, Ervin Blankenship; brother, Truman Seymour; son-in-law, Gene Carey; grandson, Scott Carey and a niece, Jacklyn Seymour.
She is survived by two step-sons, Sonny Blankenship and wife Linda of Sullivan, Missouri and Teddy Blankenship and wife Darlene of Cuba, Missouri; three step-daughters, Margie Carey of Cuba, Missouri, Mary Davis and husband Howard of Cuba, Missouri and Therese Wehmeyer and husband Ron of Sullivan, Missouri; grandchildren; great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 4:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 from Holy Martyrs of Japan Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. John Patrick Day, C.P., officiating.
Interment was in the Owensville City Cemetery, Owensville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.
 

Fanny Adelaide Blankenship
Fanny Adelaide Blankenship, of Cuba, Missouri, formerly of Vienna, Missouri, was born on April 14, 1921, at Vichy, Missouri, in Maries County, to Noah Elandreth and Lillis Mable (Terriwilliger) Branson and passed away Sunday, November 6, 2011, at the age of 90 years, 6 months and 22 days.
Fannie was united in marriage on August 6, 1940, at Hardy, Arkansas, to Clarence Omer Blankenship, and to this union 10 children were born.
Fannie was a member of the Church of Christ, Vienna, Missouri, the Vienna Senior Citizens Center and the Friendly Neighbors Square Dance Club, Rolla. Prior to her retirement and moving to Vienna in 1968, she had been employed for 30 years at numerous jobs as a machine operator including the Kellwood Company, New Haven, Missouir and Brown Shoe Company at Union, Bluff City and Hannibal, as well as being a devoted housewife and homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Noah and Lillis Branson; husband, Clarence on May 17, 1992; two daughters, infant Lillian Annette Blankenship and Sharon “Bobby” Ward; four brothers, infant twins, Clarence and Reginald Branson, Melbern Branson and Ralph Branson; two sisters, Irma Moreland and Lucille Helton and two sons-in-law, Ray Ward and Bill Gerbes.
She is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, David and Donna Blankenship, Owensville, Missouri, Clarence, Jr. and Patty Blankenship, Hermann, Missouri, Ike and Betty Blankenship, Holts Summit, Missouri and Mike and Carol Blankenship, Macon, Georgia; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Dinah and Jim Cooper, Osage City, Missouri, Joyce and Dalton Eikerman, Hermann, Missouri, Alice and D.J. Shockley, Cuba, Missouri and Aloha Gerbes, Brazito; three sisters, Virginia Mulanix, Macon, Missouri, Victoria Bolten, Jefferson City, Missouri and Isola Carlson, Dallas, Texas; 23 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted at noon, Wednesday, November 9, 2011, in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes with Rev. Craig Burcham, Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Holts Summit, officiating. Two favorite selections, “Where the Roses Never Fade” and “On the Far Side Banks of Jordan” were played and her son-in-law, D.J. Shockley sang “I Saw the Man” for the funeral service.
Interment was in the Vienna Public Cemetery under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.
Pallbearers were her sons, David Blankenship, Clarence Blankenship, Jr., Ike Blankenship and Mike Blankenship.
Arrangements under the direction of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home, Vienna, Missouri.
 

Edith M. Blevins
Edith M. Blevins of New Haven, Missouri, was born in New Haven, Missouri on September 25, 1947 to George and Ella (Birke) Pohlmann and passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Hermann Area District Hospital, Hermann, Missouri at the age of 64 years.
She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Port Hudson, Missouri and the German-American Club. She enjoyed traveling, crocheting, going on bus tours, going to the Muny Opera and spending time with family and friends.
Edith worked as a nurse for Hermann Area District Hospital for over 20 years.
She is survived by two sons, Russell Blevins of Leslie, Missouri and Walter Blevins and wife Maribelle of Bonsall, California; daughter, Elizabeth Blevins of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Fred Pohlmann and wife Lucia of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Donald Pohlmann and wife Lucille of New Haven, Missouri; other family members, Elizabeth Rugo, Crystal Webb, Lily Rugo, and Grant McDermott, all of Leslie, Missouri; one grandson, Russell Anthony Blevins of Washington, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Friday, May 18, 2012 from 4-8 p.m. at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, New Haven, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at the Holy Family Catholic Church, Port Hudson, Missouri at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2012 with Father Jim Foster officiating.
Burial was at the Holy Family Cemetery, Port Hudson, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, New Haven, Missouri.

Myrna Kay Blue
Myrna Kay Blue nee Adams, of Robertsville, Missouri, formerly of New Baden, Illinois, was born February 18, 1937 in Joliet, Illinois to John and Katherine, nee Lauer, Adams and passed away Friday, January 13, 2012 in Robertsville, Missouri at the age of 74 years.
On August 12, 1961 she was united in marriage to Edward Blue in East St. Louis, Illinois.
She was a grade school music teacher for 40 years. Throughout her career she taught at St. Louis and Illinois public schools until her retirement at Shaw School. She was the Conductor for The Belleville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Blue; her parents, John and Katherine Adams.
She is survived by one son, Brian Blue and wife Patricia of Robertsville, Missouri; one daughter, Kim Blue and husband Chris Koszalka of Prairie Farm, Wisconsin; one step-daughter, Sandy Dockins and husband Terry of Delaware State; one sister, Paula Cason and husband Larry of Owensville, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Lola, Pearl, Meghan, Thomas, Timothy, Summer, Lance and Melanie; five great-grandchildren, Olivia, Mariah, Ty, Kaleo, and Kaden; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held 6-8 p.m. on Monday, January 16, 2012 at the Midlawn Funeral Home, Union, Missouri.
Arrangements by the Midlawn Funeral Home, Union, Missouri.
 

Dolores Jean Blunt
Dolores Jean Blunt of Cuba, Missouri was born to the union of the late Claude E. Shuey and Bernice Shuey (nee Pearson) on June 3, 1929 in Joplin, Missouri and she left from this life on Saturday, January 13, 2007 in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 77 years, 7 months and 10 days.
She was united in marriage to the late James T. Blunt on June 16, 1950 in Cuba, Missouri. To this union three children were born: Michael, James and Sheila.
Dolores retired from the Missouri Department of Family Services as a Case Worker. She assisted with caring for the geriatric and handicapped families of Crawford County. Prior to working for the State she was in Real Estate Sales having worked for Bayless & Williams Realty office here in Cuba. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Cuba. She enjoyed spending time with her family, taking care of her home and having meals with The Lunch Bunch from the First Presbyterian Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Claude E. Shuey and Bernice Shuey (nee Pearson); and husband, James T. Blunt.
Those who remain to continue her legacy and memory are her two sons, Michael E. (Gail) Blunt of Bourbon, Missouri and James R. (Bonnie) Blunt of Cuba, Missouri; daughter, Sheila J. (Michael) Marx of Alpha, Minnesota; two brothers, Rev. William (Gloria) Shuey of Georgia and Kenneth (Bernice) Shuey of Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Monday, January 15, 2007 from 5-8 p.m. at Britton Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral was held Tuesday, January 16, 2007 at 10 a.m. at Britton Funeral Home with Rev. William Shuey, officiating.

Rosemary M. Blunt
Rosemary married Wayne W. Blunt on June 27, 1958 in Steelville, Missouri.
She was a legal secretary for Woodward Law Firm for more than 53 years. She helped start the Crawford County Title Co. in Steelville, Missouri, which later moved to Cuba, Missouri. She was past Matron of Eastern Star, Martha & Mary Chapter 364 of Steelville and past member of Rainbow girls. She was the last living Eastern Star member who was a direct descendant of a charter member of Eastern Star. Her hobbies were bowling and reading, especially mystery novels. She was very fond of her nieces and nephews who called her “Pony” - a nickname given to her by niece, Diane.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Mary Jones; grandparents, Roy & Jessie Clymer; niece, Leslie Pinnell and brother-in-law, Leroy Pinnell.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne W. Blunt of Steelville, Missouri; sister, Catherine “Kaky” Pinnell of Steelville, Missouri; nieces and nephews, Bill (Carol) Pinnell of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Steve (Ginny) Pinnell of Columbia, South Carolina, Debbie (Jim) Mallinckrodt of Overland Park, Kansas and Diane (Frank) Lannutti of Springfield, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Memorial service is Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 2 p.m. with Eastern Star Service at 1:30 p.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Pastor Jerry Beers officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
 

William Haskell “Hack” Blunt
William Haskell “Hack” Blunt of Cuba, Missouri was born to James William and Anna (James) Blunt on November 20, 1924 in Steelville, Missouri and passed away Thursday, May 30, 2013 at the age of 88 years.
Hack was united in marriage to Madeline Eleanor Dalton on July 20, 1946 and to this union three children were born.
Hack retired from Mace Supermarket as a meat cutter after many years of dedicated service. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was a former member of the Cuba Volunteer Fire Dept. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, woodworking and was known for his Christmas decorations.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Anna Blunt; wife, Madeline Eleanor (Dalton) Blunt and one brother, Jim Blunt.
He is survived by his three children, Butch Blunt of St. James, Missouri, Sandy and husband Jack Hansel of St. Louis, Missouri and Dori and husband Norman Mar of Cuba, Missouri; one sister, Betty Tallman of Lebanon, Indiana; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; one to be great great grandchild; other relatives and friends.
Memorial visitation was held on Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 1-2 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Memorial service was held on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Mace, officiating.
Hack gifted his body to Washington University School of Medicine, so that research may continue.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

Woodrow Wilson Blunt
Woodrow Wilson Blunt passed away on April 22, 2006, in St. Louis, Missouri. He was born in Butts, Missouri, on November 8, 1912 to the union of Thomas L. Blunt and Nellie Collins Blunt.
He was married to Anna M. Walker on December 24, 1933 and they had one son, Wayne W. Blunt of Steelville, Missouri, who is married to Rosemary Blunt. Anna Blunt predeceased him on September 7, 1980.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Bill Blunt and Clyde Blunt and two sisters, Mabel Summers and Eileen (Charlie) Ott.
He was married to Mary Reimler on November 12, 1981. He spent his working life as a machinist in St. Louis, Missouri.
He was a member of Marvin Park United Methodist Church of St. Louis, Missouri.
He was very active in the Masonic order. He served as Worshipful Master of Lebanon Lodge #77 in 1975; he was High Priest of Missouri Chapter #1 Royal Arch Masons, District Deputy Grand High Priest of Region 5 for two years, Grand Lecturer of Royal Arch Masons for three years, and Deputy Lecturer of Region 5 for five years. He was District Grand Deputy, Grand Sentinel, Grand Warder, Grand Conductor, Deputy Lecturer, a member of the Silver Trowel, Commander of Ascalon Commandery, member of Past Commanders' Association.
He was a member of Red Cross of Constantine and Puissant Sovereign of Red Cross of Constantine. He belonged to Knights of York Cross of Honor, St. John's High Twelve, Wardens and Masters Club of Greater St. Louis, Past President of York Rite Council Club, Moolah Temple Shrine, South County Shrine Club and South County Golf Unit.
Surviving are his wife, Mary of St. Louis, Missouri and one son, Wayne and wife Rosemary of Steelville, Missouri; step son, Eric Reimler and friend Leslie Farrow of California; nephew Bob Mullen and step daughter, Lois Mullen of California; step daughter Elaine Reimler of St. Louis, Missouri; step grandson Shawn Mullen of California and step great granddaughter, Lily Mullen of California; and many nieces and nephews.


William “Bill” Curtis Bobbitt
William “Bill” Curtis Bobbitt of Bourbon, Missouri was born on January 8, 1944 in Steelville, Missouri to Frederick Franklin and Addie Elizabeth (Stringer) Bobbitt and passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at the age of 67 years.
Bill was united in marriage to his first wife, Jean Carol King, and to this union one son, Randy Neal Bobbitt, was born.
Bill was a proud member of Cave Springs Baptist Church and lived each day through his love for the Lord and his family.
Bill took much pride in his horse, Tony, and loved to go riding. He enjoyed the great outdoors and spent his time hunting, fishing, camping and coon hunting.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick and Addie Bobbitt; one brother, Marion Lee Bobbitt and his first wife Jean King.
He is survived by his son, Randy Bobbitt and wife Tami; three grandchildren Ryan, Tara, and Tori Bobbitt; one brother, Jim Bobbitt of Columbia, Missouri; three sisters, Rita Hunter and husband John, Joyce Phares and husband Lacy, all of Salem, Missouri, and Mary LaPlant and husband Tom of Steelville, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on March 30, 2011 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral service and interment was at 11 a.m. on March 31, 2011 at Cave Springs Baptist Church with Pastor Brian Dixon and Pastor Charles Idleman officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.

Stephen Earl Boeh
Stephen Earl Boeh of Cuba, Missouri was born September 6, 1949 at Wathena, Kansas to Geneva (nee Dinning) and Vincent Boeh and passed away Monday, November 14, 2011 at Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 62 years.
Coach earned his B.S.Ed. from Missouri Western University and his M.S.Ed. from N.W.M.S.U. He began his basketball coaching career in Elwood, Kansas and served as the head basketball coach at Highland, Kansas, Effingham, Kansas, Weston, Missouri, Cuba, Missouri, Hannibal, Missouri, Sullivan, Missouri, Steelville, Missouri and most recently at Bowling Green, Missouri prior to his retirement in June 2011, culminating with 465 game win record. Post retirement, he was serving as an assistant basketball coach at Pacific High School.
He was honorably discharged from the Army National Guard of Kansas in 1977. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and golf at the Cuba Lakes Golf Course. He was the consummate outdoorsman. Love for and devotion to family dominated a legacy enhanced by a special gift for storytelling, a strong work ethic and a willingness to share all with others.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Geneva and Vincent Boeh and other relatives and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Boeh of Cuba, Missouri; children, Christopher and wife Dana Thompson of Liberty, Missouri, Stephanie and husband Don Donnelly of Nashville, Tennessee and Nathan Boeh of Cuba, Missouri; four grandchildren, Taylor, Gage, Drew and Dillon; one sister, Maribeth and husband Ken Lee of Smithville, Missouri; one brother, John and wife Andre Boeh of St. Joseph, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Friday, November 18, 2011 from 5-8 p.m. at the Cuba High School Gymnasium, #1 Wildcat Drive, Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at the Cuba High School Gymnasium, #1 Wildcat Drive, Cuba, Missouri. Special music was “Amazing Grace” by Ron Cambron.
Family and friends were honored to serve as pallbearers.
Interment and prayers followed at the Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

Cindy S. Boesing
Cindy S. Boesing of Cuba, Missouri was born February 2, 1958 at Bonne Terre, Missouri and passed away Saturday, June 2, 2012 at her home at the age of 54 years and 4 months.
Cindy was self-employed for many years as a computer website builder. She was a very talented musician and could play most any instrument.
She was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence Boesing; step mother, Dorothy Boesing; two brothers, Larry and Bobby Boesing; other relatives and friends.
She is survived by her niece, Angela Boesing and her family; other relatives and friends.
In keeping with Cindy’s wishes all services were private.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
 

Mary Alice Bolin
Mary Alice Bolin was born on July 8, 1940 in St. Louis, Missouri to Melvin Littleton and Edna Marie (Raymo) Christeson Bass and passed away in Neelyville, Missouri on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at the age of 69 years, 11 months and 21 days of age.
Mary was united in marriage to Jessie Neely Bolin on December 14, 1957 in East St. Louis, Missouri and to this union seven children were born.
Mary enjoyed playing the lottery and doing the scratch off tickets.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin Littleton and Edna Marie Christeson; husband, Jessie Neely Bolin on August 4, 2001; one daughter, Mary Sue Bolin and one brother, William Christeson;
She is survived by four sons, David Bolin and wife Katherine of Neelyville, Missouri, Allen Bolin of Salem, Missouri, Terry Bolin of Silva, Missouri and Joseph Bolin of Silva, Missouri; three daughters, Kathleen Craig of Silva, Missouri, Shiela Bolin of Houston, Texas and LeeWana Bolin of Silva, Missouri; three brothers, John Christeson and wife Shirley of Potosi, Missouri, Dale Christeson and wife Anna of St. James, Missouri and James Christeson and wife Susan of St. James, Missouri; four sisters, Donna Zimmer and husband John of Russellville, Arkansas, Louise Straucer and husband Donald of Mineral Point, Missouri, Edna Belcher and husband Jerry of St. James, Missouri and Carrol Belcher and husband Ronald of St. James, Missouri; 13 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was on Monday, July 5, 2010 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted on Monday, July 5, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in St. James, Missouri with Loraine Bossaller officiating.
Pallbearers were David Bolin, Allen Bolin, Joseph Bolin, Kathleen Craig, Shiela Bolin, and LeeWana Bolin.
Burial was in the family plot in the Wentzell Cemetery in Vichy, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
 

Casey Gene Bone
Casey Gene Bone of Steelville, Missouri was born on Thursday, September 18, 2003 at Sullivan, Missouri to George T. Bone and Leslie A. Bone and passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at the age of 6 years, 9 months and 22 days.
Casey recently completed Kindergarten at Steelville Elementary School. He enjoyed the river, swimming, fishing, playing with cars and boats.
He was preceded in death by his great grandfather, Francis Brendel.
He is survived by his mother, Leslie A. Bone; father, Craig Mason; brother, Dakota McCown; sister, Angelina McCown, all of Steelville, Missouri; grandparents, Francis and Larry Hunter of Cuba, Missouri; great grandmother, Dorothy Brendel of Bourbon, Missouri; uncle, Danny Sampson of Springfield, Missouri; great aunts and great uncles, Christine Padula of New Jersey, Steve Brendel, Carol (Tom) Hertel, all of Bourbon, Missouri, and Annette (Russ) Adams of St. James, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Memorial Service was Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 7 p.m. at Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri with the Rev. Schelly Reid Levy officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.

David Phillip Bonebrake
David Phillip Bonebrake, of St. James, Missouri was born on May 29, 1947 in St. Louis to Charles and Gertrude (nee Wertz) Bonebrake and passed away on Friday, June 25, 2010 in Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 63 years.
He was a Navy Veteran and formerly worked for the Terminal Railroad as a clerk and driver for Yellow Truck Lines.
He is survived by a daughter, Lisa Richardson and husband Dwayne of St. Louis, Missouri; granddaughter, Paige Richardson; sister, Juanita Limbaugh and husband Harold of Cuba, Missouri and close friend, Barbara Benson of Villa Ridge, Missouri.
Services were private with arrangements by the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Eugene Roy Bonner
Eugene Roy Bonner of Sullivan, Missouri, was born at Maywood, California on March 30, 1926 to Clarence Edgar and Charlotte Virginia (Scott) Bonner and passed away Monday, July 9, 2012 at the age of 86 years.
He lived in California and Arizona for a time and later enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a gunner on B-44’s. He later entered the U.S. Air Force where he was an investigator with both the Air Force and the Army. He retired from the Air Force and became an investigator with the U.S. Treasury Department and was transferred to St. Louis, from which he retired after 20 years.
On June 10, 1943, he was untied in marriage to Betty Jean Robinson at Newkirk, Oklahoma and to this marriage two daughters were born.
He and Betty moved to Sullivan in 1994 where he enjoyed woodworking in his free time.
Eugene was known by many as a self-made man and for his strong personality. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 484 in Kirkwood Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Charlotte Bonner; and brother, Earl Bonner.
He is survived by his wife, Betty of the family home; two daughters, Jeanette Bonner-Sage of St. Charles, Missouri and Judy Koch and husband Steve of Bourbon, Missouri; one sister, Darlene Hansen and husband Robert of the state of Oregon; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Barton and husband Richard of St. John, Indiana and Derek Paul Adams and wife Valerie of Bourbon, Missouri; three great grandchildren, Morgan and Austin Barton and Makena Adams; other relatives and friends.
Graveside funeral services, with full military honors, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 in the National Cemetery at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.



Pat Booker
Pat Booker nee McCarthy of Cook Station, Missouri was born in Owensboro, Kentucky on Thursday, November 25, 1948 to JC McCarthy and Eva Murrell (Hines) McCarthy and passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at the age of 61 years, 6 months and 1 day.
She married Vernon Booker on June 28, 1967 in E. St. Louis, Missouri and to this union four children were born.
Pat was a licensed beautician and worked for 20 years as a hairstylist for Gibbs Care Center, Steelville, Missouri. She was a member of the Straightway Baptist Church, Steelville, Missouri and taught the Women’s Sunday School class. Her hobbies were macramé and ceramics, which she gave away to others. She sewed her children’s clothing when they were young. She enjoyed decorating cakes, and making fancy bows for her grandchildren’s presents. She also, was faithful in attending her children and grandchildren‘s ballgames.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Eva; stillborn son, Randy Shane Booker; sister-in-law, Betty McCarthy; brother, Richard McCarthy and brother-in-law, Larry Booker.
She is survived by her husband Vernon; children, Mindy Mahurin of Cook Station, Missouri, Brian (Amy) Booker and Greg (Elizabeth Butts) Booker, all of Steelville, Missouri; father, JC McCarthy of Steelville, Missouri; parents-in-law, Fred (Jessie) Booker of Cook Station, Missouri; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Doretta (Roy) Soper, David (Chris) Booker, Brent (Tana) Booker and Ricky (Teresa) Booker, all of Cook Station, Missouri, Dana (Wayne) Richter of Steelville, Missouri, Donald (RuthAnn) Booker, Michael (Pat) Booker and Debra (Don) Taylor, all of Salem, Missouri; brother JC McCarthy, Jr. of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Abigail and Sydney Booker, Emily, Amy, Kaitlyn, and Jared Mahurin; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Friday, May 28, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. and funeral service was at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 29, 2010 at Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri, with Bro. Casey Reed officiating.
Darla Vance sang “What a Day That Will Be” and “Amazing Grace.”
Burial was in the Carr Cemetery, Cook Station, Missouri.
Pallbearers were Donald, Michael, David, Brent, and Ricky Booker and Denver Mahurin.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Ashley Elizabeth Bornschein
Ashley Elizabeth Bornschein, of Rolla, Missouri was born on December 2, 1984 in St. Louis County, Missouri to Robert J. Bornschein and Lisa (Bruno) Stroup and passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at the age of 28 years.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Robert Bornschein and Betty Aguillard; step grandfather, Joseph Aguillard and a sister, Shellie Carson.
She is survived by two daughters, Alizaya Doyle and Italy Doyle of Rolla, Missouri; her father, Robert J. Bornschein of Salem, Missouri; her mother, Lisa Stroup and husband James of Steelville, Missouri; her brother, Timothy Mansfield of Rolla, Missouri; the children’s father, Bob Doyle of Rolla, Missouri; her maternal grandparents, Gene and Sharon Babcock of Rolla, Missouri.
A visitation was held prior to the service beginning at noon until 2 p.m.
A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Null and Son Funeral Home, Rolla, Missouri.
 

Frances Ellen Bott
Frances Ellen Bott of Sullivan, Missouri, was born on January 27, 1928 in Moberly, Missouri to Lewis Wilson and Zella Edith (Williams) Richards and passed away on Wednesday, August 18, 2010, at the age of 82 years.
She married John E. Bott on March 29, 1947, in Moberly, Missouri and to this union, five children were born.
Frances was determined to do the best in whatever endeavor she took on and was never afraid of work. She started out as a young lady working in a dairy, spent time with Orchline Trucking out of Moberly, did a stint at the Thrifty Market in Sullivan, and worked for nearly 30 years in the office of Sullivan Community Hospital. All the while she managed her home, especially when John’s job took him out of town for weeks, raised five children and saw that they all grew up knowing Jesus, volunteered at her church, Temple Baptist, was president for a time at the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and sang regularly as a member of the Templeaires. Before and after retirement, Frances was an active member of almost every activity of her church, Sunday school to Worship, VBS to Missions, Choir to the Ball Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Zella Richards; her husband, John; daughter, Vickie Bott and three brothers, Jay R., Howard and Ronald Richards.
She is survived by one daughter, Karen Bott of Sullivan, Missouri; three sons, Robert D. Bott and wife Rachel of Oak Harbor, Washington, Lewis Bott and wife Joanne of Bourbon, Missouri and Dennis E. Bott and wife Donna of Sullivan, Missouri; six grandchildren, Christine Neff, Francine Colwell, Jason, Alicia, Robert, and John Bott; four great grandchildren, Adam, Marissa, Ruby and Elliot; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 11 a.m. in Temple Baptist Church, Sullivan, under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.
Burial was in the Oddfellows Memorial Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
 

Richard A. Bounds
Richard A. Bounds, formerly of Steelville, Missouri, passed away suddenly Saturday, June 26, 2010 as a result of a motorcycle accident at the age of 62 years.
He was a native of St. Louis, Missouri and was a retired truck driver with Active Transportation Company. He had been a member of the Teamsters and the Harley Owners Group for many years and was also an Army Viet Nam veteran. He also was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and the American Paint Horse Association (APHA).
He is survived by his wife, Tammy Bounds of Shelbyville, Kentucky; daughters, Nikkie Bounds of St. Louis, Missouri and Taryn Ostrom of Shelbyville, Kentucky; sons, Ryan Bounds of Shelbyville and Raymond Ostrom of Louisville, Kentucky; sister, Diane Bounds of St. Louis, Missouri; father-in-law, Jerry Brown of Shelbyville, Kentucky; other relatives and friends.
Memorial service was at the Shannon Funeral Home, Shelbyville, Kentucky, with Rev. Jerry Shelley officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Shannon Funeral Home, Shelbyville, Kentucky.
 

Hallie Mae Bouse
Hallie Mae Bouse nee Ives, of Tipton, Missouri, formerly of Steelville, Missouri, was born on Friday, April 2, 1926 in Cherry Valley, Missouri to Seldon and Lena Wright Ives and passed away Friday, May 31, 2013 at the age of 87 years, 1 month and 29 days.
Hallie married Luther G. Bouse on April 23, 1949 in Licking, Missouri and to this union two children were born.
She enjoyed gardening, canning, baking and especially spending time with her family. She rode with Lute on his mail route the last four years of his life.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Seldon and Lena Ives; husband, Luther; brothers, Edward (Belle) Ives, Delmar Ives, Harliss (Hazel) Ives, Wilma Ottmer, Don (Marcella) Ives and Ansley Ives; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Hershel Kaysinger, Chuck Bouse, Bill (JoAnn) Bouse, Jack Bouse, Pete Bouse, Dick Bouse, Ronnie Bouse, Verna (Armin) Ayers, Eileen (Jerry) Winer, and Vera Lee (Buster) Hewkin.
She is survived by her children, Gary (Pamela) Bouse of Sunset Hills, Missouri and Janet (Joe) Brockman of Stover, Missouri; sisters, Marvell Kaysinger of St. Louis, Missouri and Jean Belt of Cuba, Missouri; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bernice Ives of Florissant, Missouri, Betty Perrigue, Tom (Ruby) Bouse of Cuba, Missouri, Jane Bouse and Joyce Bouse of Steelville, Missouri; granddaughter, Katy (Matthew) Clifford of Tipton, Missouri; great grandson, Ian Henry Clifford of Tipton, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Sunday, June 2, 2013 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and funeral service at 6:30 p.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Delmar Hutson officiating.
Burial Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Fairview Cemetery, Butts, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Harry Paul Bouse, Jr.
Harry Paul Bouse, Jr. of Cuba, Missouri was born on October 1, 1941 at Potosi, Missouri to the union of Harry Paul Bouse, Sr. and Iva Elizabeth (Pharis) Bouse and passed away on May 23, 2002 at Cuba, Missouri at the age of 60 years 7 months and 22 days. Those who survive to mourn his passing are his daughter Debbie Crider and husband Ronnie; two stepdaughters Carla Beal and Pam Foust and husband Lee; three brothers Fred Bouse and wife Wilma, Larry Bouse and wife Alberta, and Russell Bouse and wife Charlotte; three grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Harry was a loving father, step-father, grandfather, brother, good friend to all who knew him and will be sadly missed. Harry Paul Bouse, Jr. was in state at the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri where funeral services were held on Saturday, May 25 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Haskell Bridgeman officiating. Interment was in the Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri. All arrangements were under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Lee Roy Bowman
Lee Roy Bowman, of Rolla, Missouri was born in Neelyville, Missouri on July 1, 1926 to Quiller and Anna (Berry) Bowman and passed away Sunday, December 9, 2012 at the age of 86 years.
Lee was an U.S. Army veteran having served during WWII in General Patton’s Army Infantry in France.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Quiller and Anna Bowman; three wives, Nina Sue, Thelma Lucille and Thelma Lois; a daughter, Carolyn Ventimiglia; and numerous brothers and sisters.
He is survived by one daughter, Patsy Duncan of St. James, Missouri; stepdaughter, Loretta Schott and husband Tim of The Villages, Florida; stepson, Bill Barton and wife Joan of Peoria, Arizona; one sister, Beulah Boll and husband Harold of Ballwin, Missouri; nine grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.
Interment with full military honors followed in the Rolla City Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Null and Son Funeral Home, Rolla, Missouri.
 

Thomas “Tom” Howard LaRonge Boyd
Thomas “Tom” Howard LaRonge Boyd of Lemay, Missouri was born March 17, 1957 to Charles and Elnora Ruth Setzer Boyd and passed away Friday, April 5, 2013 at his home at the age of 56 years.
He served in the U.S. Marines during 1974. Tom attended the Living Word Ministries in Arnold where Rev. C.L. Morrison was pastor for several years. He wanted to help others and would donate to “Adopt a Child” overseas. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles aeries #646, and Lemay V.F.W. He had worked in sales for several years as an ad marketer. Tom loved playing gospel and bluegrass music.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Elnora Boyd; one brother, David Allen Boyd; and one grandson, Corey Robert Green.
He is survived by his two sons, Cory Green of Cherryville, Missouri and Thomas Bullock of Steelville, Missouri; one daughter, Amy Bullock of Steelville, Missouri; two sisters, Becky Myers and husband Darren of Hillsboro, Missouri and Angela LaRonge Brown and husband Harry of Steelville, Missouri; five grandchildren, Logan Patterson, Carson Bullock, Aerieonna LaRue, Adrian LaRue and Christopher M. Green; one great grandson, Dewayne; other relatives and friends.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at the Church of God in Cherryville, Missouri with Rev. Clifford Bridgeman officiating.
Inurnment and full military honors will follow at the Freeman Cemetery at Cherryville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

Don Mitchell Boyster
Don Mitchell Boyster of Kimberling City, Missouri was born on October 25, 1943 in Potosi, Missouri to Howard and Lila (Range) Boyster and passed away August 15, 2012 at his home at the age of 68 years.
Don was a retired US Air Force Master Sergeant serving from 1960 to 1980. He was also a Vietnam Veteran.
Don married Louise Fern Fulliam on August 22, 1962 and they celebrated 49 years together last year. They have lived in Kimberling City, Missorui for the past 25 years coming from Cuba, Missouri.
He was a member of the Ozark Mountain Assembly of God Church, Kimberling City, Missouri and he loved to go fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Lila Boyster; one brother, Willard Boyster and two sisters, Ruby Boyster and Marie Russell.
He is survived by his wife, Louise Fern Boyster of Kimberling City, Missouri; one son, Brian Wayne Boyster and wife Brenda of Hope, Idaho; one daughter, Angela Dawn Robinson and husband DeWayne of Spokane, Missouri; three brothers, Virgil Boyster of Potosi, Missouri, Mike Boyster of Richwoods, Missouri and Pat Boyster and wife Linda of Richwoods, Missouri; three sisters, Thelma Knapp and husband Ed of Potosi, Missouri, Juanita Horton and husband Ed of Belgrade, Missouri and Darlene DeClue and husband Charles of Richwoods, Missouri; six grandchildren, Eric Allen Robinson, Darren Paul Robinson, Lindsey Nichole Boyster, Brandon Nicholas Boyster, Amy Elizabeth Robinson and Jacob Daniel Boyster; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 6-7 p.m. on Monday, August 20, 2012 in Ozark Mountain Assembly of God Church, Kimberling City, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 21, 2012 in the Ozark Mountain Assembly of God Church, Kimberling City, Missouri with Pastor Bob Johnson officiating.
Burial was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 21, 2012 in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home-
South in Kimberling City, Missouri.


Harold Bradford
Harold Bradford was born September 8, 1925 in Granite City, Illinois to Clyde Bradford and Emma J. (Peter) Bradford, and passed away in Salem, Missouri at the age of 84 years, 6 months and 27 days.
In 1957 Harold was united in marriage to Phyllis Borden. She preceded him in death on March 25, 1983.
Harold was a member of Grace Community Church. He loved the Lord and his faith was very important to him. He was quite talented and hand carved very intricate and detailed miniature furniture, which he would sell at craft shows in Illinois. Being outdoors, especially fishing and just enjoying nature all brought him great pleasure.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Emma; his wife, Phyllis; brothers, Clyde, Mark, Jim, Ralph and Curt and one sister, Irene.
He is survived by his son, Ronald Bradford of St. James, Missouri; daughter, Elaine Burton and husband Fred of Weiser, Idaho; sister, Peggy Gott of Salem, Missouri; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Memorial service was at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 15, 2010 at the Salem Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary, with full military honors performed by the Salem American Legion Post #99.
Interment was in the Boss Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary.

Ronald James Brake
Ronald James Brake of Bourbon, Missouri passed away on Friday, September 7, 2012 at the age of 49 years.
He is survived by his wife, Elsie Brake nee Britton of the family home; one son, R.J. Brake of Bourbon, Missouri; one daughter, Sabrina Brake of Bourbon, Missouri; his parents, Jim and step-mother, Dorothy Brake of Sullivan, Missouri; one brother, Jim Isgriggs and wife Annette of Sullivan, Missouri; a granddaughter, Miley Brake; other relatives and friends.
Ronald was cremated and a memorial service is scheduled by the family at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.
 

Judy Wilson Lang Brake
Judy Wilson Lang Brake of Steelville, Missouri, formerly of Sullivan, Missouri, was born on October 29, 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri to William Vance and Mary Ruth Walden Wilson and passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the age of 61 years, 7 months and 8 days.
Judy worked in the health care industry as a caregiver for several years. She was very compassionate and always thought of others first. She enjoyed gardening, working with flowers and spending time with her family especially her daughter and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary Wilson.
She is survived by her daughter, Melissa (Doug) Walker; grandchildren, Alex Daniel and Blaine Michael Walker; brother, Randy Wilson of Steelville, Missouri; sister-in-law, Diane Wilson of Steelville, Missouri; aunt Edna Hoefer of St. Louis, MO; nephews, Shane Wilson (Pam Newland) and Cody Wilson, all of Steelville, Missouri; great nephew and great nieces, Nick Green, Reese Newland, Samantha “Mana” and Angel Newland of Steelville, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. and memorial service at 7 p.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Pastor Jerry Beers officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Irene Louise Bramer
Irene Louise Bramer of St. James, Missouri was born April 12, 1925 at the family home in St. Louis, Missouri to Joseph and Irene Jarvis Stitz and passed away Friday October 19, 2012 at her home in St. James, Missouri at the age of 87 years, 6 months and 7 days.
On April 5, 1975 in St. Louis she was united in marriage to David Bramer.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Navis Kircher, in 1994 and one brother, Fred Krause.
She is survived by her husband, David Bramer of St. James, Missouri; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Bob Weekley of Imperial, Missouri and a son-in-law, Raymond Kircher of Arnold, Missouri; two grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri with Lynn Huggins officiating.
Pallbearers were Ray Kircher, Bob Weekley, Mark Petot, Zack Petot, Ron Ousley and Eric Happel.
Burial was in the Miles Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
 

Elmer L. Brand
Elmer L. Brand of Cuba, Missouri was born on Saturday, May 20, 1922 in St. Louis, Missouri to John Henry and Gladys Minnie Jacobs Brand and passed away on Monday, February 6, 2012 at the age of 89 years, 8 months and 17 days.
Elmer served honorably in the United States Army during WWII and received many medals.
Elmer married Bernice Luster on June 25, 1957 in St. Louis, Missouri.
He worked for JC Penney in the maintenance department, then later for St. Louis Bi-State transit driving a city bus for 17 years. He was promoted to foreman and then radio dispatcher. After retirement, he moved to Cuba in 1994 where he enjoyed the outdoors, squirrel hunting and going to auctions. He also, was a collector of trinkets and news articles. He especially enjoyed watching WWII movies.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Gladys Brand; daughter, Mary Frances Baker; son, Donald Brand; brothers, Clifford, Harold Daniel, Marvin, Robert and Ralph Richard Brand; sisters, Florence and Willma (Edward) Christopher; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Harold, Bob, and Charlie Luster, Margaret Simmons, Irene Payne and Jeanette Hawes.
He is survived by his wife, Bernice “Honey” Brand of Cuba, Missouri; daughter, Judy Brand of St. Louis, Missouri; son, Robert L. Brand of Cuba, Missouri; brother, Lawrence Brand of Atlanta, Georgia and sister, Christine (Carl) Besemer of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Graveside service was Monday, February 13, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri with Rev. Delmar Hutson officiating and full military honors.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.


Dr. Glenn E. Brand
Dr. Glenn E. Brand was born in Steelville, Missouri on October 21, 1917 to James H. and Irene O. Brand, and passed away in Lincoln, Nebraska on May 10, 2009.
He graduated in 1939 from the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. After graduation, he was employed by Cerro de Pasco as a mining engineer working in the Peruvian Andes.
He returned to the United States at the outbreak of World War II and enlisted in the US Coast Guard. He saw action at the invasions of North Africa, Sicily, and Normandy aboard the attack and transport ship U.S.S. Joseph T. Dickman.
After the war he married Janet C. Stout, a Navy nurse. Glenn attended graduate school earning his Masters from MSM and a Doctorate in Physical Chemistry from Washington State University. He returned to Missouri and was an assistant professor of Chemical Engineering and assistant department chair at MSM.
In 1956 he and his growing family moved to southern California where he worked for Atomics International, a division of North American Aviation. He was an engineering group leader and was instrumental in project SNAP, which put the first nuclear reactor in space in the mid 1960’s.
Glenn retired from North American Rockwell in 1972 and returned to Steelville. He and Janet built a house and raised Black Angus cattle for the next 25 years. He was Crawford County President of the Missouri Farm Bureau and a board member of the Steelville Telephone Exchange. One of his proudest accomplishments was teaching high school physics for a year at Cuba High School. He was honored with one silver dollar mounted on a plaque for his service to the community.
He was a member of the American Nuclear Society, the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical & Petroleum Engineers, and the Scientific Research Society of America. In 1998 he was inducted into the Academy of Chemical Engineers at Missouri S&T, formerly the University of Missouri Rolla. The Glenn and Janet Brand Endowment Fund has been established to support the Department of Chemical Engineering at Missouri S&T.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Mildred Cardwell; daughter-in-law, Karen Brand (John); and his parents.
Surviving are his wife, Janet Brand of Steelville, Missouri; one daughter, Jennifer Brand (Nick Webb) of Lincoln, Nebraska; six sons; John Brand of Minneapolis, Minnesota, James Brand (Marie) of Omaha, Nebraska, Jack Brand (Joni) of Woodinville, Washington, Glenn Brand (Mindy) of Watauga, Texas, Jeff Brand of Steelville, Missouri and Joel Brand (Ann) of Colorado Springs, Colorado; 12 grandchildren and one great grandson.
A memorial service will be held later this summer in Missouri. Condolences can be sent to Aspen Mortuary in Lincoln, Nebraska.

James "Jim" Brand
James "Jim" Brand of Steelville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at the age of 79 years. Visitation from 4-8 Thursday, January 14, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday, January 15, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri. Interment in the Pleasant Point Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri. Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Reba Lee Brand
Reba Lee Brand, nee Howdeshell, of Steelville, Missouri was born December 24, 1921 at Dillard, Missouri to Frank and Annie Askins Howdeshell and passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at Gibbs Care Center at the age of 91 years.
On June 14, 1941, she was united in marriage to Jewell Brand. Reba worked at Brown Shoe Company and retired from there after 30+ years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Steelville.
She spent many hours sewing, quilting and enjoying her flower garden and yard. Reba loved being with her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren during their younger years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Annie Howdeshell; her husband, Jewell Brand in 2003; one brother, Lee Howdeshell and wife Carol; one sister, Hildred Setzer and husband Minuard; and brother-in-law, Harry Owen.
She is survived by her two sons, Thomas Brand and wife Linda of Hazelwood, Missouri and Robert “Doug” Brand and wife Cinda of Steelville, Missouri; one brother, Jesse “Cletis” Howdeshell and wife Loretta of Bourbon, Missouri; one sister, Ithel Owen of Joplin, Missouri; five grandchildren, James Owen Brand, Russell Dale Brand and wife Susanne, Mary Beth Adams and husband Alan, Amy Suzanne Booker and husband Brian and Tawna Nicole Merritt and husband Bobby; nine great grandchildren, Colton and Trevor Adams, Abby and Sydney Booker, Kaden and Korbin Merritt, Alexander Burke, Morgan Elizabeth Brand and Ashley Lynn Brand; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Jerry Beers officiating. Special music of “Because He Lives” and “The Eastern Gate” was sung by Sandy Steward and Rev. Jerry Beers with him accompanying on piano.
Committal prayer and burial were in the New Dillard Cemetery at Dillard, Missouri
Casket bearers were Russ Brand, Trevor Adams, Colton Adams, Jerry Setzer, Jim Brand, Bobby Merritt and Brian Booker.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.
 

Bonnie “June” Branson
Bonnie “June” Branson, nee Evans of Keysville, Missouri was born February 10, 1923 in Keysville, Missouri to George W. Evans and Julia (Hilgers) Evans and passed away Saturday, July 10, 2010 at her home at the age of 87 years.
She moved to Plainville, Kansas in her early childhood where she worked at age 14 cooking and baking pies. Later she moved to Ft. Riley, Kansas and worked as a cook at the military base.
She returned to Keysville in June of 1943 where she was united in marriage to Dyral Franklin Branson and to this union two children were born.
She and Dyral operated the Keysville Store and the Branson Dairy Farm. After the sale of the dairy farm in the 1950’s they mainly raised beef cattle. In 1969 Dyral passed away, but she continued to run the farm. Later she moved to St. James, Missouri where she went to work at Phelps County Hospital in Rolla and later retired from there.
June was a past member of the Presbyterian Church at Keysville and later became a member of the Steelville Presbyterian Church. She was a 50-year member of the Easter Star in Steelville and had been Past Matron two different times.
She was known for her many talents, which consisted of great cooking, sewing, knitting, tatting, cross-stitching and painting pictures. In her spare time, she enjoyed fishing and being with family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Julia Evans; her husband, Dyral; sisters, Isolene Carmie Wickham and husband Alvin and Rhea Ann Raymond and husband John; sisters-in-law, Rosemary Evans and Lillian Branson; and brothers-in-law, Sterling Branson and Dave Zook.
She is survived by her daughter, Lynn Frazier of Keysville, Missouri; son, Larry Branson and wife Linda of Keysville, Missouri; two brothers, George Evans of Harrah, Oklahoma and Riley Veatch of Red Bluff, California; four sisters, Georgia Zook of Sweet Home, Oregon, Oleta Miers of Red Bluff, California, Regina Pursell of Bishop, California and Dixie Brizendine of Tipton, Missouri; five grandchildren, Dawn Rector and husband Jeff of Van Buren, Missouri, Darryl Branson and wife Carrie of Scotsdale, Missouri, Darren Frazier of Steelville, Missouri, Angela Branson of DeKalb, Illinois and Brandy Branson of Fayette, Missouri; four great grandchildren, Cody Rector, Shawna Rector and Shala Rector all of Van Buren, Missouri and Luke Branson of Scotsdale, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Jerry Beers officiating. Special music of “Wind beneath My Wings,” “How Great Thou Art” and “Going Home” was sung and played by Rev. Jerry Beers.
Committal prayer and burial were in the Keysville Cemetery. “Amazing Grace” was played by Rob Bowness on bagpipes.
Casket bearers were Cody Rector, Jon Adams, Allen Swyers, Darren Frazier, Darryl Branson and Jack Edgar.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

Edythe Branson
Edythe Branson of Bourbon, Missouri was born at Northcote, Minnesota on August 27, 1921 to Charley and Ann Mae (Prather) Deere and passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at the age of 90 years.
Around the age of five, she moved with her family to Linden, Missouri near Kansas City and later graduated from high school there. Edythe was employed as an office worker with various companies before her marriage.
On April 10, 1944 she was united in marriage to Curtis Branson in Seattle, Washington. In the late 60’s, Edythe was employed as a clerk with the Missouri Division of Family Services.
Upon her retirement, she and Curtis moved to the Bourbon area. Her family meant everything to her and she saw to it that her children were properly educated before they were sent out on their own. She loved nature and in her retirement she and Curtis traveled throughout the country. Edythe was also known for her sense of humor and was a fun person to be around and enjoyed a good joke. She was a devoted member of the United Methodist Church of Bourbon and was a member of the United Methodist Women.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charley and Ann Mae Deere; her husband, Curtis; a brother, Walter Deere and a brother-in-law, Bill Kephart.
She is survived by a son, John Branson and wife Sandra of Troy, Missouri; two daughters, Joyce Hawn of Columbia, Missouri and Janet Wind and husband Stephen of St. Charles, Missouri; a sister, Rose Kephart of Green Valley, Arizona; eight grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; a sister-in-law, Norma Deere; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 1 p.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2012 from the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with the Rev. Steve Williams officiating.
Interment was in Odd Fellows Memorial Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.

Maxine Branson
Maxine Branson was born February 14, 1933 in Cuba, Missouri to Jake and Minnie (West) Ware and passed away June 1, 2012.
Maxine was a member of the First Baptist Church of Park Hills, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Branson; siblings, Estel “Bud” Ware, Herman Ware, George Ware, Chester Ware, Martha Hopwood, Mabel Williams, Lorine Ware, Catherine Ware, Viva Fann and Zula Micallef.
She is survived by her daughter, Terry Ann (Branson) and husband Douglas Motley; grandchildren, Dustin and Dalton Motley; and one sister, Bonnie Ware of Cuba, Missouri.
Visitation was Friday, June 8, 2012 from 4-8 p.m. at C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Missouri and Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 10 a.m. until time of service at noon at the Assembly of God Church in Bourbon, Missouri with Rev. Sandy Leadbetter and Rev. Derek Ruble officiating.
Burial followed at the Licklider Cemetery in Cuba Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Missouri.

Bernice Aletha Branstetter
Bernice Aletha Branstetter of St. James, Missouri was born on September 13, 1927 to Blevie Milton and Ethel May Underwood Lorts and passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013 in Cuba, Missouri at the age of 85 years.
On March 21, 1948, she was united in marriage to Arthur Quinten Branstetter at the St. James Christian Church. Quinten preceded her in death August 10, 1999.
Being a farmer’s wife, Bernice shared the work of the farm beside her husband Quinten and remained on the farm until the end of her life. She was a faithful lifetime member of the St. James Christian Church. She worked for Hutcheson Ford for 28 years under the leadership of Guy Hutcheson and later she worked for Butch Tucker. Bernice was very involved in starting the Evening Star 4-H and was a leader for over 25 years spending many hours working with children. She was an excellent seamstress making her own clothes and many clothes for her granddaughter. Bernice was very active in the community, helping at the St. James Grape and Fall Festival and making her pies for the Golden Age Center. She was the treasurer for the St. James Ambulance Service for many years, and could be seen working at the Jones Funeral Home on Friday mornings.
She is survived by son, Dennis Branstetter and his wife Karen of St. James, Missouri; one brother, Kenneth (Bud) Lorts of St. James, Missouri; two grandchildren, Jennifer Pregracke and her husband Brent of Makanda, Illinois and Andrew Branstetter of St. James, Missouri; one great-granddaughter, Cecelia Pregracke; sister-in-law, Glenda Davis and husband Jack of Haughton, Louisiana; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, July 22, 2013 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at the Jones Funeral Home with Rick Mosher of the Licking Christian Church and Scott Fitch of the St. James Christian Church officiating.
Pallbearers were Andrew Branstetter, Steve Lorts, Brian Adams, Mike Tucker, Larry Lorts and Wayne Talbert.
Burial was in the St. James Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Billie H. Branstetter
Billie H. Branstetter of Sullivan, Missouri was born March 30, 1924 to James and Ethel (Parkison) Schoonover in rural Sullivan, Missouri and passed away on Friday, May 14, 2010 at the age of 86 years.
She was united in marriage to James Eber Harmon on November 29, 1947 and two daughters were born to their union. Mr. Harmon passed away on March 9, 1973. Billie married Morris Branstetter on June 2, 1979, he passed away February 12, 1991.
Billie was employed by the former International Shoe Company for 20 plus years and the former Sullivan Community Hospital for 21 years. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Sullivan, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Ethel Schoonover; husbands, James Harmon and Morris Branstetter; three brothers, Henry, Theodore, and James Schoonover and two sisters, Pearl Dace and Alma Headrich.
She is survived by two daughters, Jean Harper and husband Lonnie of Sullivan, Missouri, Deanna Clements and husband Dennis of Pevely, Missouri; seven step children, Wanda James, Bonnie Hoffmeister, Matilda Moreland, James, John and Richard Branstetter and Linda Conway; one sister, Mary Ness of St. James, Missouri; 61 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Scott Perry and Pastor Richard Williams officiating.
Interment followed in Reedville Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home.

Betty L. Brasure
Betty L. Brasure of Bland, Missouri was born in St. Louis, Missouri on May 12, 1933 to Louis and Lois (Davis) Woolsey and passed away November 11, 2011 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 78 years.
Betty attended college on and off in her life, she valued education and never tired of learning. Betty loved shopping, garage sales, raising Irish Terriers, traveling and gardening. She loved to have a big garden in the summer and was proud to share the bounty of her garden with family and friends. Above all her greatest joy was the love she had for her family and spending time with family and friends was so important to her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Lois Woolsey and daughter, Connie Barnes.
She is survived by her companion of 21 years, Gary Bone of Bland, Missouri; children, Dottie Carey and husband Charlie of Phoenix, Arizona, Nancy Bollin, of Lexington Missouri, JoAnn Bruecken and husband Jerry of Wellington, Missouri, Russell Steuber and wife Pat of Springfield, Missouri; brother, Richard (Dick) Woolsey and wife Marilyn of St. James, Missouri; sisters, Nina Petty, of Highgate Missouri, Jeri Hornkohl and husband Jim, of Tullahoma, Tennessee; several grandchildren; great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
A memorial visitation was held Friday, November 18, 2011 at the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary from 5-8 p.m.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary.

Thomas R. Breeden
Thomas R. Breeden of Lebanon, Missouri was born February 6, 1944 in St. Louis, Missouri to John William and Eileen Myrtle Robinson Breeden and passed away Friday, March 11, 2011 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Missouri at the age of 67 years.
On August 15, 1986 he married Kay Marie Carpenter.
He had worked as a custodian for Carter Carburetor Company in St. Louis, Missouri.
He and his wife, Kay made their home in the Edgar Springs, Missouri area before moving to Lebanon about eight years ago.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Eileen Breeden.
He is survived by his wife, Kay of the home; daughter, Nicole Breeden of Lebanon, Missouri; three brothers, John Breeden of Steelville, Missouri, Don Breeden and Jerry Breeden, both of St. Louis, Missouri; a sister, Janet Milton of St. Louis, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Arrangements under the direction of the Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon, Missouri.

Cecil Leon Breeding
Cecil Leon Breeding was born October 17, 1944 to Howard and Emaline (Hodge) Breeding and passed away December 25, 2009 at his home in Vichy, Missouri at the age of 65 years.
He attended grade school in Vichy and graduated from Rolla High School in 1962. He served in the United States Army, stationed in Germany, until being honorably discharged in 1970.
He was united in marriage on December 29, 1982 to Diane Vena of Rolla.
He was a member of the Vichy Community Church.
He worked nearly his entire career in the car business in and around the Rolla area until his retirement from Fairgrounds Chevrolet. Following his retirement he found great joy in spending time with his wife, family and friends and in working with his cattle and horses on the family farm where he lived almost his entire life.
He was preceded in death by his father, Howard Breeding; his mother, Emaline Snodgrass; his step-father, Leonard Snodgrass and an infant brother, Howard Lou Breeding.
He is survived by his wife, Diane (Toni) Breeding, of the home; sons, Leon Heide and wife Mary of Kansas, Shawn Breeding and wife Ronna of Vichy, Missouri, Mark Vena of Vichy, Missouri and Jay Barr of St. James, Missouri; grandchildren, Dalton, Josie and Austin Breeding, Alison Avery, Chelsea Vena, Katelyn Moylan-Heide, Liza Heide and Logan Barr.
Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, December 27 at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 28, 2009 at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri with Rev. Gary Lane and Rev. Terry Brady officiating.
Burial was in the family plot at the Macedonia Cemetery in rural Phelps County.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri.

Farrell H. Breedlove
Farrell H. Breedlove of Cuba, Missouri was born Monday, September 23, 1929 at Kansas City, Missouri to Fred and Stella (nee Ellifrits) Breedlove and passed away Friday, July 5, 2013 at St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 83 years.
Farrell was an over the road truck driver for several years before becoming a firefighter for the Mehlville Fire Protection District, Mehlville, Missouri. He retired as a firefighter after nearly 30 years of dedicated service. He was a member of the Cuba United Methodist Church. In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking, recording old movies and old records, but what he always enjoyed the most was spending time with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Stella Breedlove; his first wife, Norma Breedlove; two sons, Richard and Terry Lee Breedlove; 10 brothers and sisters, Standlee Nimmo, Irene Oliphant, Frances Wright, Fred Breedlove, Mildred Ellifrits, Russell, Garry, Larry, Glenn and Lanny Breedlove; and one step son.
He is survived by his wife, Irma Breedlove of the home; one daughter, Cheryl Brickner of St. Louis, Missouri; three step children; sister, Flossie Meyer of Warsaw, Missouri; 19 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Monday, July 8, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at Mizell Funeral Home with Pastor Joseph Frana officiating. Special music was “Amazing Grace,” “What A Day That Will Be” and “I’ll Fly Away.”
Interment and prayers were held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at the Shepherd Hills Cemetery, Barnhart, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

Warder Throne Bremer
Warder Throne Bremer, life long resident and owner of Bremer Hardware in Bourbon, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at the age of 80 years.
Warder was born February 2, 1926 in Bourbon, Missouri, to Lawrence Throne and Susie Lee (nee Warder) Bremer. After graduating from Bourbon High School, Warder entered the U.S. Navy in 1944 and was honorably discharged in 1946. He has been a member of American Legion Post 81 for 56 years.
Warder married Alice Ruth Crawford on January 28, 1950; they were the first couple to be married at the new Concordia Lutheran Church and to this union four children were born.
Warder grew up in the hardware store and later became heir and owner; active in its operation until his death.
He was honored as the “Citizen of the Year” by House of Representative Francis Overschmidt of the Missouri House District 110. Warder was also a member of the Bourbon Booster Club for 50 plus years, Chairman of the City Park Board for 40 years, an alderman, school board member, grand master in the Fall Festival Parade, volunteer for BSA, summer ball leagues, St. Louis Civil War Roundtable, countless local projects, Sunday School teacher and president of Concordia Lutheran Church Council.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Alice; two sons, Vaughn C. Bremer and wife Donna of Manchester, Missouri and Randolph T. Bremer and wife Cathy of Bourbon, Missouri; two daughters, Linnea L. Caldon and husband Mike of Independence, Kentucky and Monica C. Sagehorn and husband Steve of Cuba, Missouri; a sister, Brenda Armstrong and husband Leonard of Bourbon, Missouri; brother-in-law, Alfred Crawford of Bourbon, Missouri; 10 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services for Warder Bremer were conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2006 from Concordia Lutheran Church with Pastor Matt Schaefer officiating. Interment was the in Bourbon Cemetery with full military honors.
All arrangements are under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home.
 

Raymond George Brenner
Raymond George Brenner of Cuba, Missouri was born to the union of Herman and Anna (Albach) Brenner on July 21, 1937 in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2007 in Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 70 years and 10 days.
Ray was united in marriage to Judy A. (Wilkerson) Hopwood on September 17, 2002 in Steelville, Missouri.
He retired from St. Louis County Parks & Recreation Dept. after many years of service. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps. and enjoyed fishing, wood working, landscaping and long drives in the country.
Ray is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Michael Brenner; one brother, Herman J. “Bud” Brenner and one sister, Arline Hampton.
He is survived by his wife, of Cuba, Missouri; two sons, Jeff and wife Tracey Brenner of Grover, Missouri, and Tom and wife Andrea Brenner of St. Charles; two adopted children, Corey Brenner of Willow Springs, Missouri and Erin Brenner of Alabama; three step-sons, Tim and wife Tami Hopwood of Texas, Kenny and wife Lisa Hopwood of Cuba, Missouri and Dennis and wife Barb Hopwood of Cuba, Missouri; four grandchildren; 10 step grandchildren and two step great grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Thursday, August 2, 2007 from 5-8 p.m. at Britton Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Graveside service was Friday, August 3, 2007 at 10 a.m. at Delhi Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri with full military honors.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
 

Mary Louise Brent
Mary Louise (Eyberg) Brent of Lake Spring, Missouri was born on October 9, 1963 in Witchita, Kansas to Walbridge Powell Eyberg Sr. and Margaret Elizabeth “Betty” (Bowles) Eyberg and passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at the age of 46 years.
She was preceded in death by her father, Walbridge Eyberg Sr. and two brothers, Walbridge Eyberg Jr. and James Eyberg.
She is survived by her fiancée, David Licklider of Cuba, Missouri; children, Adam Aaron of Tampa, Florida, Brittany Cowles and husband Collin of Springfield, Missouri and Miles Brent of Springfield, Missouri; two grandchildren, Valerie Cowles and Riley Cowles; mother, Margaret Elizabeth “Betty” Eyberg of Lake Spring, Missouri; four brothers, Carl Eyberg and wife Janet of Springfield, Missouri, John Eyberg and wife Ellen of El Pasco, Texas, Bruce Eyberg and wife Sarah of Kissimmee, Florida and Nils Eyberg and wife Shelley of Rolla, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Sheila Eyberg of Rolla, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 7, 2010 at the Trinity Episcopal Church in St. James, Missouri with Rev. Carl Eyberg officiating.
The scattering of Mary’s ashes followed the service at the Lake Spring Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Null & Son Funeral Home of Rolla, Missouri.
 

Everett Raymond Breuer
Everett Raymond Breuer of Bland, Missouri was born on June 17, 1929 in St. James, Missouri to Sherman Rhodes and Beatrice Evelyn (Seaton) Breuer and passed away at the Frene Valley Health Care South in Owensville, Missouri on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at the age of 83 years, 1 month and 11 days.
Everett Breuer was a lifelong farmer.
He is survived by his wife of the home, Ruth Ann Breuer of Bland, Missouri; one daughter, Karen Barton of Fenton, Missouri; two step-sons, Vernon and Darren Breuer; one brother, Hobert Lee Breuer and wife Betty of St. James, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Military graveside services were conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at the Oak Grove Cemetery with full military honors with Russell Otis officiating.
Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Kendal Madison Brewer
Kendal Madison Brewer of Cuba, Missouri was born Monday, December 18, 1939 at Logan, West Virginia to Carl and Elizabeth (nee Goodson) Brewer and passed away Monday, August 09, 2010 at St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 70 years, 7 months and 22 days.
Kendal was united in marriage to Jean Ann Weber on June 18, 1967 at Marine, Illinois and two this union two daughters were born.
Kendal retired from the United States Army in 1979 after 22 years of dedicated service. He retired once again in 1996 from Olin Brass as a crane operator. In his spare time he enjoyed traveling, hunting and spending time with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Elizabeth Brewer; wife, Jean Ann Brewer; four sisters, Elizabeth Brewer, Kathleen Gabany, Madge Sauder and Peggy Sparks; five brothers, James, Clyde, Don, Harold and Bobby Brewer; other relatives and friends.
He is survived by two daughters, Kendra Ann Michele and husband Andy Bylo of Sullivan, Missouri and Koren and husband Rod McGinnis of Cuba, Missouri; four grandchildren, Madison, Tyler, Alexis and Kyle; one brother, Eugene and wife Jo Ann Brewer of Cuba, Missouri; one sister, Virginia Repovich of St. Peters, Missouri; mother-in-law, Alberta Weber of Highland, Illinois; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Wednesday, August 11, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. at the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held 10 a.m. Thursday, August 12, 2010 at the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri, with Pastor Paul Lathum officiating.
Prayers and interment followed at the Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri with full military honors.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Paula Darlene Brewer
Paula Darlene Brewer nee Haffer of Collinsville, Illinois was born on Wednesday, August 5, 1953 in Steelville, Missouri to Claude and Marple Leona Beers Haffer and passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the age of 59 years, 6 months and 18 days.
Paula married Keith Brewer on July 20, 1996 in Collinsville, Illinois.
She had most recently worked as a bank teller at Regions Bank. Her hobbies were watching NASCAR, reading cookbooks, decorating her home for the holidays, shopping at thrift stores and yard sales or piddling around.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Marple Haffer; husband, Herman Brewer; an infant brother; brother, Marvin Haffer; sister-in-law, Cletta Haffer and nephew, Billy Haffer.
She is survived by her husband, Keith Brewer of Collinsville, Illinois; children, Paula Liss of Cuba, Missouri, Crystal Brewer of Granite City, Illinois and Aaron Brewer of Louisville, Illinois; brothers, Charles “Sonny” (Bonnie) Haffer and Dale (Ruby) Haffer of Steelville, Missouri, Gilbert Haffer, Walter (Ruth) Haffer and Phil Haffer of Cuba, Missouri; grandchildren, Rachel Liss of Collinsville, Illinois and Shane Liss of Wood River, Illinois; parents-in-law, Arvin (Betty) Crose of Collinsville, Illinois and Paul (Betty Sue) Brewer of Granite City, Illinois; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Delores Harper of Granite City, Illinois, Glyn (Cliff) Adams of Maryville, Illinois, Paul (Carrie) Brewer of Pocahontas, Illinois and Bob Brewer of Collinsville, Illinois; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 10 a.m.-noon and funeral service at noon at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Bro. Rod Haffer officiating.
Burial was at the Haffer Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home Steelville, Missouri.
 

Violet R. Brewer
Violet R. Brewer (nee Shults) of Sullivan, Missouri was born on January 3, 1918 in Leasburg, Missouri to Ed and Lela (Woodruff) Shults and passed away Saturday, December 24, 2011 at the age of 93 years.
She married George Brewer on October 29, 1939 at the First Assembly of God Church in Sullivan, Missouri.
She lived her whole life in the Sullivan area where she and George raised three children.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Lela Shults; husband, George; daughter, Nancy Holloway; brother, Edward Shults and a sister, Wanda Callahan.
She is survived by two sons, Glen Brewer and wife Annette of Jacksonville, Florida, James “Mike” Brewer and wife Gayle of Sullivan, Missouri; son-in-law, Joe Holloway of Winona, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Diana Waldrop, Ronnie Holloway and wife Karen, Cleve Holloway and wife Alisha, Terry Holloway and wife Annie, Virginia Reed and husband Dean, Bonnie Holloway and Jamie Brewer; seven great grandchildren, Jewel Oranchek, Jessica, Joanna and Jenna Waldrop, Heather Reed, Natasha Bell and Brittany Holloway; great great grandson, Devin; special cousin, Ester Akers of Sullivan, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 29, 2011 in the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral home with burial following in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery with Pastor Kyle Phillips officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

 

Delbert Eugene Wyatt Bridgeman
Delbert Eugene Wyatt Bridgeman of Chetopa, Kansas formerly of Cuba, Missouri was born on Saturday, November 7, 1964 at Sullivan, Missouri to the union of Carl and Betty (nee Morris) Bridgeman and left from this life Friday, May 24, 2013 at St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 48 years.
Delbert was united in marriage to Peggy Hickock on June 14, 2002. He is the proud father of Linsey, Jeffrey “Kale” and Frank.
Delbert spent 30+ years working in construction. He could build anything and everything from commercial to residential. He enjoyed being in the country hunting deer, turkey, dove, pheasant and rabbits and would spend hours fishing. He was always telling stories and jokes, helping family and friends; he liked Old Western movies and good comedy. What was most important to Delbert was family and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy Bridgeman of Chetopa, Kansas; three children, Linsey Bridgeman of Chetopa, Kansas, Jeffrey “Kale” and friend Kirstien Davis of Altamont, Kansas and Frank and wife Heather Pousher of Parsons, Kansas; seven grandchildren, Anthony, Dakota, Jeremy, Trevor, Jayden, Paityn, Kaelyn; parents, Carl and Betty Bridgeman of Chetopa, Kansas; two brothers, Bill Morris of Joplin, Missouri and Lester Ray Bridgeman of Cherryville, Kansas; two sisters, Pam Palmer of Cherryville, Kansas, Sherry and husband Howard Hester of Cherryville, Kansas; like a sister, Kim Morris; brothers-in-law, Daniel Hickman of Wagner, Oklahoma, Charles Hickman of Grove, Oklahoma and Billy Hickman of Wagoner, Oklahoma; two sisters-in-law, Lynda Knowlton of Coffeyville, Kansas and Terry Hickock of Fayette, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri with Brother Roger Taber officiating. Special music was “Free Bird,” “Going Home” and “When I Get Where I’m Going.”
Interment and prayers followed at the Lick Creek Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

John “Johnny” A.F. Bridgeman
John “Johnny” A.F. Bridgeman of Steelville, Missouri was born March 1, 1941 at Gerald, Missouri to John and Ruth (nee Adair) Bridgeman and passed away Friday, August 26, 2011 at Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 70 years, 5 months and 25 days.
Johnny was united in marriage to Terrell “Teri” (nee Lentz) Georgia in November 1995 at Oxnard, California.
They moved from California in late 1995 and made their home in Steelville, Missouri. Johnny worked for the Local #12 Union Hall in California as a heavy equipment operator. He spent years doing plumbing and worked as a logger for several years after moving back to Missouri. He enjoyed his farm in Steelville, working on his tractors and taking care of his cattle. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing especially with his grandchildren, listening to Gospel music and spending time with his wife Teri.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Ruth Bridgeman; one sister, Lola Mae Holland; one infant brother, Wayne Bridgeman and one step son, Keith Georgia.
He is survived by his wife, Teri; two sons, Don and wife Vickie Bridgeman of Cuba, Missouri and James E. Brown of Magalia, California; two daughters, Cindy Hice of New Port Richie, Florida and Linda and husband Wade Cross of Mojave, California; two step children, Kimmie and husband Jimmie McAuley of Oxnard, California and Kirk and wife Carole Georgia of Coral Springs Florida; nine brothers, Richard and wife Norma Bridgeman of Cuba, Missouri, Orville and wife Lois Bridgeman of Newberry Park, California, Lawrence Bridgeman of Cuba, Missouri, Haskell and wife Linda Bridgeman of Cuba, Missouri, Carl and wife Betty Bridgeman of Chetopa, Kansas, Larry and wife Wanda Bridgeman of Cuba, Missouri, Clifford and wife Delphia Bridgeman of Cuba, Missouri, Rodger, Sr. and wife Brenda Bridgeman of Cuba, Missouri and Lester and wife Glenda Bridgeman of Leasburg, Missouri; three sisters, Stella and husband Wilbert Buchka of Cuba, Missouri, Beverly and husband Jay Hanes of Cuba, Missouri and Sharon and husband Dallas Britton of Cuba, Missouri; caretakers and special nephew and niece, Terry and wife Debbie Bridgeman of the home; 25 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Tuesday, August 30, 2011 from 5-8 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at the Mizell Funeral Home with Brother John Ripley officiating. Special music will be “The Old Rugged Cross,” “Go Rest High on That Mountain” and “Simple Man.”
Pallbearers were Kevin, Hack, Terry, David, Tracy and Steven Bridgeman, DJ Britton and Brian Hanes.
Interment and prayers followed at the Meramec Hills Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Shirley Yvonne Bridgett
Shirley Yvonne Bridgett of Leasburg, Missouri was born November 28, 1949 at Troy, Missouri to Harold and Margaret (Copher) Henry and passed away Friday, December 18, 2009 at the age of 60 years.
She was a devoted wife and homemaker. She wrote poems (some of which were published) and had an extensive doll collection.
She was united in marriage in May of 1980 to David Lee Bridgett.
She is survived by her husband, David of the home; sons, Randy Bridgett and wife Tori of Leasburg, Missouri, David Bridgett and wife Crystal of Cuba, Missouri and Brian Carter and wife Jolene of Lee Summit, Missouri; daughters, Shari Henry of St. Clair, Missouri, Tracie Dotson and husband Damon of Leasburg, Missouri and Christina Jones and husband Danny of Steelville, Missouri; James Knowlton whom she raised and loved as her own; brothers, Larry Henry of Silex, Missouri, Ricky Henry of Washington, Missouri and Stacey Henry of Steelville, Missouri; sisters, Bonnie Mills of Troy, Missouri and Christy Asher of Londell, Missouri; 19 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 from the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Robert Ayres officiating.
Interment was in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Georgia Helen Britton
Georgia Helen Britton nee Beaman of Cuba, Mo. was born on October 20, 1926 at Moberly, Mo. to the union of George Walker Beaman and Birdie Lea (Nichols) Beaman and passed away suddenly on December 4, 2002 at the Phelps County Regional Medial Center, Rolla, Mo. at the age of 76 years, 1 month and 14 days. On November 28, 1942 she was united in marriage to Earnest Britton at Steelville, Mo. Seven sons and seven daughters were born to this union. They were happily married until Earnest preceded her in death on February 14, 2002. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Sherry Britton and one half-brother Robert Beaman. Those who survive to mourn her passing from this life are her seven sons, Doug Britton and wife Vicki, Ray Britton, Dallas Britton and wife Sharon, Denver Britton and wife Barb, Terry Britton, Larry Britton and Garnet Britton and wife Crystal; six daughters Karen King and husband Troy, Peggy Hardin and husband Jack, Carol Crider and husband Leroy, Nancy Baez, Judy McGuire and husband Johnny and Linda Britton; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends. Helen was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, good friend to all who knew her and will be sadly missed. Georgia Helen Britton nee Beaman was in state at the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Mo. where funeral services were held on Saturday, December 7, 2002 at 2 p.m. with Father James Finder officiating. Interment was in the Meramec Hills Cemetery, Cuba, Mo. All arrangements were under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Mo.

 

James A. Britton
James A. Britton of Arnold, Missouri was born January 13, 1929 to Roy E. and
Alice (Turnbough) Britton and passed away August 29, 2011 at the age of 82 years.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving as a Corporal in the Army. He saw action on the battlefield including Heartbreak Ridge.
After being discharged from the service in 1952 he met and married Freda Headrick on May 15, 1953.
James worked for Alvey Conveyor Mfg. until 1954 and for National Lead until 1957. He then began his career with the U.S. Postal Service, as a letter carrier, until his retirement in January of 1993.
Having been an active member of several churches throughout his life, James belonged to First Baptist Church of Arnold, Missouri.
The Britton family lived in south St. Louis, Missouri and Lemay until moving to Arnold in 1964.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Freda M. Britton; children, Mary Beth
(Joseph) Culpepper, Anita (Geno) LaRosa and David (Zana) Britton; grandchildren,
Brittany, Kinsey and Carson; great grandchild, Mia; sisters, Margaret Beers, Ima
Compton and Ina Carey; sister-in-law and brothers-in-law, Lillian Christ,
Winford Headrick and George Carey; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held September 2, 2011 at the First Baptist Church of Arnold, Missouri.
Burial was in the Shepherd Hills Cemetery in Barnhart, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Kutis Funeral Homes in St. Louis County.

John E. Britton
John E. Britton of Cuba, Missouri was born to James E. and Etta (Holtz) Britton on March 12, 1927 in Iron County, Missouri and passed away Monday, January 30, 2012 at his home at the age of 84 years.
John was united in marriage to Celia Ann Lee on November 2, 1953.
John was a logger all of his life, having operated the John Britton & Sons Logging Company. At a young age he traveled and helped with Logging Camps and later in life helped build Indian Hills Lake in Cuba. In his spare time he enjoyed horses, western movies, country music and spending time with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James E. and Etta Britton; one son, Johnny Edward Britton; six brothers and sisters, Daisy Volner, Molly Watson, Ernest, Jack and Lydia Britton and Leona Dunham.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Celia A. “C. Ann” Britton of Cuba, Missouri; four children, Sandra Kay and husband Donald Conaway of Cuba, Missouri, Janice Renee Britton of Cuba, Missouri, Lonnie James and wife Sylvia Britton of North Pole, Alaska, Diane Lynn and husband Neil Kuhne of Owensville, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Lacy, Shelley, Amber, Jonathon, Christopher, Shannon and Taylor; five great grandchildren Emily, Caiden, Haley, Carlee and Brooklynn; one brother, James and wife Edwina Britton of Cuba, Missouri; two brothers-in-law, Bob Dunham of Cuba, Missouri and Sonny and wife Peggy Lee of Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Friday, February 3, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. at Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Mizell Funeral Home with Pastor Alan Miles, officiating.
Interment followed at the Skaggs Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.


LaVerne Brocka
LaVerne Brocka of Festus, Missouri, was born April 9, 1941 at St. Louis, Missouri and passed away Thursday, March 4, 2010 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City, Missouri at the age of 68 years.
LaVerne was a homemaker and was a member of the Festus Church of the Nazarene.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William “Mike” Creason and Galena Louise Glore and husband, Richard Brocka.
She is survived by a daughter, Karen Flotron of Festus, Missouri; son, Ronald David Brocka of Festus, Missouri; grandchildren, Amanda and Ashley Flotron; sisters, Doris Newcomb of Tucson, Arizona and Judy Evelyn (the late Larry) Freeland of Imperial, Missouri; brothers, Michael (Faye) Creason of St. Louis, Missouri, David (Carole) Creason of Chicago, Illinois and Fred (Rosemary) Creason of Santa Barbara, California.
Private services were scheduled.
Arrangements under the direction of the Vinyard Funeral Home, Festus, Missouri.

Shelia L. Brokaw
Shelia L. Brokaw of Sullivan, Missouri was born at Merced, California on October 9, 1947 to Harold and Anna-Beth (Durham) Butler and passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at the age of 64 years.
Shortly there after, the family moved to Texas and it was there she was raised and lived the majority of her life. Shelia was known as a hard worker and would help others in need. She was employed for at time with the Barbizon Modeling Company as a model and had worked in various other jobs mainly in retail sales stores. She loved horses and often competed in barrel racing, winning many trophies. Shelia was also a great animal lover and enjoyed flower gardening. She was a crafter and found pleasure in sewing fleece blankets.
Shelia had four daughters and in 1988 married Francis Brokaw. Together they raised a fifth daughter, Atasha. He preceded her in death in 2004.
She is survived by five daughters, Loretta Miller and husband Richard of Burnett, Texas, Brenda Hunn of Bourbon, Missouri, Yolanda Cantu of Electra, Texas, Kimberly Urban and husband Steve of Johnston, Colorado and Atasha Brokaw of Whitefish, Montana; fiancé, Michael Kohlmeyer of Sullivan, Missouri; two brothers, Gene Butler of Midland, Texas and Bob Butler of Tulia Texas; two sisters, Ann Loveless of Quahana, Texas and Carol Hatcher of Tulia, Texas; 10 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 4:30-8 p.m., Thursday at the Southside Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday from the Southside Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri with Chaplin Gary Dawd officiating.
Cremation followed the services.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home.

Perri Lee Brooks
Perri Lee Brooks of Belle, Missouri, formerly of Cuba, Missouri, was born in St. Joseph, Missouri on December 3, 1943 to George and Charlotte Brooks and passed away at his home on May 5, 2013 at the age of 69 years, 5 months and 2 days.
Perri joined the United States Marine Corps in 1961, serving his tour in Vietnam. After an honorable discharge in 1965, Perri was married three times; first to Barbra, and then to Linda and finally to Carolyn, giving him eight children, and 17 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
He enjoyed fishing watching Nascar and spending time with his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Charlotte Brooks and his brother, Watson Brooks.
He is survived by his brother, Oliver; three sisters, Margret, Jodi and Billy Jo; children, Perri Lee Brooks II and wife Maggie, Christopher Lane Brooks and wife Kasey, Valerie Marie Tamashiro and husband Michael, Todd Lee Brooks, Sheri Lynn Galon and husband Stephen, Angie Kay Brooks, Timothy Scott Workman, and Lee-Ann Brooks; grandchildren, Dalton, Shelby and Ashton; Kirsten, Mitchel and Delaney; Michael, Shantal and Hunter; Kristopher; Dalton, Riley, Lai, Cameron, Sienna and Trinity; one great grandson, Kamakana; other relatives and friends.


Skylar Lee Brooks
Skylar Lee Brooks of Steelville, Missouri was stillborn on Sunday, April 25, 2010 at St. John’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Pam Glore; great grandparents, Albert Glore, Jr. and Kate Glore.
He is survived by his parents, Jennifer Brooks and Kevin Glore of Steelville, Missouri; grandparents, Valanna Brooks, Kenneth Brooks and Albert Glore, all of Steelville, Missouri; great grandparents, Lloyd and Charlotte Earney, Charles and Jean Brooks, all of Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral service was Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Straightway Baptist Church, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Mike Cooper officiating.
Burial was at the Straightway Baptist Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Margaret F. Broshous
Margaret F. Broshous of Sullivan, Missouri formerly of Cuba, Missouri was born Sunday, July 2, 1922 at St. Louis, Missouri to the union of John and Catherine (nee Haase) McQuaide and passed away Sunday, May 3, 2009 at Cuba, Missouri at the age of 86 years, 10 months and one day.
Margaret was a clerk for Cuba Manufacturing Company before going to work for Great Plains Gas Company of Cuba, Missouri. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. After retiring she enjoyed watching QVC, Home Shopping Network and the SCI-FI channels along with Judge Judy. In her spare time she enjoyed a box of Russell Stover, knitting, reading, eating out at the Du Kum Inn with her family and spending time with her four friends from Sullivan, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents; other relatives and friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Karlene and husband Rick Becklenberg of Belle, Missouri; son, Kevin Broshous of Sullivan, Missouri; one grandson, Steve and wife Missy Lanham; three great grandchildren, B.J., Carrick and Keegan; three brothers, John and wife Ruth McQuaide of Chesterfield, Missouri, James and wife Marge McQuaide of O’Fallon, Missouri and Jerry and wife Betty McQuaide of Mountain Home, Arkansas; other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 from 5-8 p.m. at Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2009 with Father James Finder as celebrant.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Betty Louise Brown, nee Stack, of Sullivan, Missouri, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the age of 84 years.
Visitation Monday, June 10, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. at the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at the New Testament Baptist Church.
Burial in the Licklider Cemetery, rural Cuba, Missouri. Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Dorothy Marie Wilson Brown
Dorothy Marie Wilson Brown of Cuba, Missouri was born to Issac B. and Mary L.
(Dinning) Anderson on December 22, 1925 in Green Forest, Arkansas and passed
away Saturday, October 01, 2011 at Phelps County Regional Medical Center in
Rolla, Missouri at the age of 85 years.
Dorothy was a homemaker and a member of Covenant Praise Church of God. She
enjoyed sewing, canning, cooking, gardening, playing Aggravation, card games and
spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Issac Brockett and Mary Lenora
(Dinning) Anderson; husband, Harold Wilson; seven brothers, Norman, John,
Alfred, Owen, Uther, Buther and Arthur; two sisters, Novella Vanwinkle and
Vonnie Horttor; two sons, Jim and Ron Wilson; five grandchildren, Robert Lee
Brown, Dale and Thomas Wilson, Joshua Callahan and Linda Pyatt; three great
grandsons, Michael Cantrell and Anthony Walsh, Jr. and Randy Martin.
She is survived by her children, Emilie and husband Wayne Joyce of Canada,
Loretta Fern and husband Kenneth Callahan of Cuba, Missouri, Frieda and husband
Sonny Pyatt of Farmington, Missouri, Garland Wilson of Holt Summit, Missouri,
June and husband Jerry Lankford of Hobart, Oklahoma, Norma and husband Bob
Maddux of Union, Missouri, Richard Wilson of St. Louis, Missouri, Carol and
husband Ron Backues of Holt Summit, Missouri; grandchildren; great
grandchildren; great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Monday, October 3, 2011 from 5-8 p.m. at the Mizell
Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Mizell
Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Chilton and Pastor Harrison Brown, officiating.
Special music Amazing Grace, Just Wait Till You See My Brand New Home and
Jesus Hold My Hand provided by Bob and Carol Coleman.
Interment followed at the Martin-Trask Cemetery, Cherryville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

Betty Louise Brown
Betty Louise Brown of Sullivan, Missouri was born in Jakes Prairie, Missouri to William Alva and Ada Bland Stack and passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan at the age of 84 years.
She married Clinton Brown on July 30, 1947 in Union Missouri.
Betty was the Librarian for the Sullivan Public Library for more than 30 years. She sold Avon for many years often times being her own best customer. She attended the Pea Ridge Pentecostal Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Ada Stack; her husband, Clinton; son, Gale Brown and two sisters, Mary Livingston and Roberta Dietz and three brothers, Ronnie, Gary and Dale Stack.
She is survived by three sons, Dale Brown and wife Nikki of Lees Summit, Missouri, Neal Brown of North Kansas City and Mark Brown and wife Kelly of Orlando, Florida; two brothers, Glenn Stack and wife Gloria and Donnie Stack and wife Ruth Ann both of Sullivan, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Tim, Jeoff, Eric, Michael, Desiree, Mandiee, Ryan Brown and Jodie Behler; seven great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Monday, June 10, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. at the chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the New Testament Baptist Church in Sullivan, Missouri with burial at Licklider Cemetery near Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.

Harry E. Brown, Sr.
Harry E. Brown, Sr. of Steelville, Missouri was born on November 10, 1939 in Cherryville, Missouri to John Edward and Nellie Leatha Tallent Brown and passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the age of 73 years, 2 months and 30 days.
Harry married Linda Faye on November 28, 1961 in Steelville, Missouri and to this union five children were born.
Harry was a logger in the lumber industry for many years. He enjoyed gardening, deer and squirrel hunting, fishing and watching westerns on television. He participated in horse pulling contests and had horses for his kids to ride. He loved God and his church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Nellie Brown; brother, Edward J. Brown; sister, Mabel (Arlis) Callahan; infant sister, Edna Brown; brothers-in-law, Harold Helms, Everet Setzer and Dwight Martin.
He is survived by his former wife, Linda of Steelville, Missouri; children, Linda G. (Joel) Ryan, Harry (Angela) Brown, Jr., Darmon J. Brown, Nellie F. (Drew) Malin, all of Steelville, Missouri and Marsha K. (Matt) Brock of Sullivan, Missouri; sisters, Mary Martin, Leatha Setzer of Cherryville, Missouri, Linda Helms of Steelville, Missouri and Rena (Donald) Jackson of Memphis, Tennessee; brother, Allen (Pat) Brown of Cherryville, Missouri; brother-in-law, Terry Halbert of Steelville, Missouri; grandchildren, Lisa, Bethany, Sonny, Brandon, Kimberly, Preston, Alexcis, Rhys and Olivia; great grandchildren, Kaylen, Gavin, Madison, Lillian, Zoey, and Megan; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Monday, February 11, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. and funeral service on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Harrison Brown.
Burial was at the Martin-Trask Cemetery, Cherryville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Nellie Leatha Brown
Nellie Leatha Tallent Brown was born Sunday, August 31, 1913 in Dillard, Missouri to Christopher Mitchell Tallent and Clara Jane Stringer Tallent. She passed away Monday, February 16, 2009 at the Gibbs Care Center Nursing Home in Steelville, Missouri at the age of 95 years, 5 months, and 16 days.
Nellie married John “Ed” Edward Brown on August 5, 1929 in Steelville, Missouri and to this union nine children were born. Nellie accepted the Lord early in life and enjoyed attending church. She was a wonderful homemaker, loving mother and wife.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant daughter, Edna Brown; daughter, Mabel (Arlis) Callahan; son, Edward “Eddie” C. Brown; sons-in-law, Harold Helms and Howard Lee Setzer; seven brothers, infant Otto, infant Lee, infant Christopher, James (Annie), John (Leora), Elvin (Suzie), Jessie (Laura) Tallent; five sisters, infant Nancy Tallent, infant Margaret Tallent, Alice (Lushen) Pyatt, Bessie (Fielder) Harris, Mary (Lloyd) Cassidy, and brother-in-law Floyd Bell.
She is survived by her children, Harry Brown and Linda Helms, all of Steelville, Missouri, Allen (Patricia) Brown, Mary (Dwight) Martin, and Leatha Setzer, all of Cherryville, Missouri, and Rena (Donald) Jackson of Memphis, Tennesse; sister, Lula Bell of Salem, Missouri; grandchildren; great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and great great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday, February 19, 2009 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral service was at 11 a.m. on Friday February 20, 2009 at the Hutson Funeral Chapel in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. John Ripley and Rev. Delmar B. Hutson officiating.
Burial in the Martin-Trask Cemetery Cherryville, Missouri.
All arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
 

Norma Jean Brown
Norma Jean Brown, nee Cape of Bourbon, Missouri, formerly of Steelville, Missouri, was born August 1, 1943 in Steelville, Missouri, to Wilbur Russell and Elaine Wilkerson Cape and passed away Sunday, August 14, 2011 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 68 years.
Norma was united in marriage to Leon Brown and to this union two daughters were born.
She grew up in Steelville and graduated from Steelville High School in 1961. She later moved and lived in different states and ended up in Indiana. In the late 90’s, she moved back to her home area. Norma had been living in the Cuba Manor since December of 2007.
Norma loved to read and especially her Bible. She also enjoyed working word search puzzles and watching game shows. For years, she loved collecting dishes and trinkets. She was known by her family for being very particular about her cars. Even as a young lady she always kept her cars cleaned and washed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbur and Elaine Cape; and one sister, Flora Sidebottom and husband Joseph.
She is survived by her two daughters, Sherry Loshnowsky and husband Jeff of Peru, Indiana and Sharon Donaldson and husband Pete of Mexico, Indiana; three brothers, Wayne Cape and wife Sue of Cuba, Missouri, Harold Cape and wife Virginia of Steelville, Missouri and Edwin Cape and wife Marion of Collinsville, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, Jonah, Lucy, Joel and Joshua; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 1 p.m. until service time on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Don Martin officiating. Special music of “The Old Rugged Cross” and “How Great Thou Art” were played.
Committal prayer and burial were in the Hibler Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri.
Casket bearers were Darryl Earhart, Norman Riebel, Jim Haffer, Wayne Cape, Harold Cape and Edwin Cape.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

Richard Truman Brown
Richard Truman Brown of St. James, Missouri was born in Afton, Iowa on March 7, 1932 to Leigh A. and Edith B. (Brandon) Brown and passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at the age of 80 years.
On April 28, 1951 he married Twyla Miller and they were blessed with three children.
Richard was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leigh and Edith Brown; one grandson, Robert William Denny; four brothers; and one sister.
He is survived by his wife, Twyla Brown of the home; three children, Richard “Rick” Brown and wife Becky of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, David Martin Brown of Des Moines, Iowa and Laura Marie Denny and husband Bill of Sullivan, Missouri; one brother, Daniel Brown of Arizona; two sisters, Delores Peterson of Arizona and Helen Hale of California; three grandchildren, Melanie Berkson, Elizabeth Sherrell and Megan Thacker; three great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Arrangements under the direction of the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.

Rodney Woodrow Brown
Rodney Brown of Cuba, Missouri was born on Friday, December 18, 1942 in Pleasantville, Iowa to Ralph W. Brown and Bessie Berniece Heaberlin Brown and passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2009 at the age of 67 years and 13 days.
Rodney married Mary A. Mull on August 26, 1964 and to this union seven children were born.
He served honorably as an aviation mechanic for 22 years in the United States Navy. He then was employed as a Corrections Officer at MECC, Pacific, Missouri for 19 years. He was a member of the Cuba VFW 7147 and had attended The Old Country Church in Leasburg, Missouri. His hobbies were fishing and hunting.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Bessie Brown; brother, Roger Brown; granddaughter Alyssa Nicole Brown; grandson, Jeffery D. Harris II and parents-in-law, Charles and Helen Mull.
He is survived by his wife Mary of the home; children, Richard (Patty) Brown, Mike (Melentine Hatrick) Brown, and Rodger Brown, all of Leasburg, Missouri, Jamie Brown of Des Moines, Iowa, Robert Brown of Woodward, Iowa, Donnie Brown (Sara DeClue) of Rolla, Missouri, and Bonnie (Jeffery) Harris of Cuba, Missouri; sister, Nina Kaye (Barry) Arnett of Knoxville, Iowa, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Patty VandeKamp Brown of Knoxville, Iowa, Thomas (Judy) Mull of Cuba, Missouri, and Helen (Richard) P. Brown of Leasburg, Missouri; 21 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Monday, January 4, 2010 from 6-8 p.m. and funeral service was at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri with Jeffery Harris officiating.
Burial at the Mull Cemetery, Leasburg, Missouri with full military honors.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
 

Russel Dean Brown
Russel Dean Brown of St. James, Missouri was born on July 22, 1946 in Phelps County, Missouri to Kenneth and Emma (Huskey) Brown and passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013 at the age of 66 years.
Dean enjoyed sports, especially Cardinal’s baseball and bowling.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores Lucille Brown and one sister, Lucille.
He is survived by two sons, Michael Brown and girlfriend Heather Covington of St. James, Missouri and Chris Brown and wife Gina of Kirkwood, Missouri; two daughters, Debbie Brown and boyfriend Kevin Clune of Columbia, Missouri and Jeanette Brown and fiancé Bryan Holland, Jr. of Bourbon, Missouri; four brothers, James Brown and wife Doris of St. James, Missouri, Jerry Brown of St. Louis, Missouri, Terry Brown of St. Louis, Missouri and Denny Brown and wife Karen of Rolla, Missouri; one sister, Kay Sands of St. James, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Eric Brown, Bridgett Wilcox, Stephanie Wilcox, Charles Benton, Jr., Peyton Brown, Gage Holland and Bryan Holland, III; the mothers of his children, Barbara Brown and Mary Gregory; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the Null and Son Funeral Home, Rolla, Missouri.
Funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at the Null and Son Funeral Home of Rolla, Missouri.
Interment followed in the Ozark Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.

Ruth Virginia Brown
Ruth Virginia Brown (nee Harlow) of Steelville, Missouri, formerly of Brentwood, New Hampshire, was born July 30, 1919 in Roxbury, Massachusetts to Thomas Paty Harlow and Alice Maude (Williams) Harlow and passed away Saturday, March 20, 2010 at Gibbs Care Center in Steelville, Missouri at the age of 90 years.
On April 10, 1942, she was united in marriage to Warren Arnaud Brown who preceded her in death on July 8, 2007. Three children were born to this union.
For several years, Ruth worked as a secretary in Rockville, Maryland and later retiring as librarian at the Public Library in Brentwood, New Hampshire.
She was a member of the Christ Church Episcopal of Exeter, New Hampshire. For many years she was active in the Episcopal Women’s group, a representative of the National Cathedral, supporter of the Children’s Home, member of the Altar Guild for over thirty years, supporter of the Episcopal Home for Emotionally Disturbed Children, active as a den mother for cub scouts and girl scouts. Later was active in the Senior Group and the Historical Society in Brentwood, New Hampshire.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Alice Harlow; her husband, Warren; two brothers, Charles and George Harlow; and one sister, Alice Kast.
She is survived by one daughter, Carol Thompson and husband Steve of Steelville, Missouri; two sons, Willard A. Brown and wife Corinne of South Miami, Florida and Philip T. Brown and wife Junel of Seabrook, New Hampshire; one brother, Richard Harlow and wife Marguarite of Connecticut; eight grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Inurnment will be in the Waterside Cemetery at Marblehead, Maine.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

Sue Lynn Brown
Sue Lynn Brown, formerly of Cuba, Missouri, was born on March 28, 1957 to George and Sarah Brown and passed away on Tuesday February 15, 2011, at the Circle of Life Hospice Hospital in Springdale, Arkansas, after an extended illness, at the age of 53 years.
She grew up in Cuba, Missouri and graduated from Cuba High School in 1975.
She attended Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri and graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering.
After her graduation, Sue worked for many companies, two of which were Lee Jeans and Wolferman’s.
She lived in Olathe, Kansas until moving to Rogers, Arkansas in July, 2010.
Sue was proceeded in death by her parents, George and Sarah Brown, formally of Cuba, Missouri and her brother, Stanley Brown.
She is survived by brothers, Dennis and wife Mary Brown of Illinois and Donald Brown of Arkansas; sister-in-law, Penny Brown of Tennessee; two nieces; two nephews and seven great nieces and nephews.


Zelma Mae Brown
Zelma Mae Brown passed away Sunday, May 2, 2010 at the age of 85 years, 7 months and 19 days. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at the Britton Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri. Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at the Britton Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri. Interment in the Meramec Hills Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri. Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.

Zelma Mae Brown
Zelma Mae Brown of Cuba, Missouri was born Saturday, September 13, 1924 to Thomas Arlie and Ollie Pearl (nee Malone) Richardson at LaBelle, Missouri and passed away Sunday, May 2, 2010 at Rolla, Missouri at the age of 85 years.
In November of 1938 Zelma was united in marriage to Doy Jones, Sr. and to this union two daughter was born, Shirley and Sharon Mae. In 1969 Zelma was united in marriage to Clyde Henry Brown and to this union one daughter was born, Wanda Lea.
Zelma worked hard all of her life. She was employed at the Midway for several years, the shoe factory in Cuba (until it closed), a day care center where she took care of children ages six weeks to one year and she was a private Nanny for 13 years helping raise three children.
In her younger years she grew a beautiful garden, canned, butchered her own pork and beef and even found a little time to dance. She was baptized Baptist many years ago and she enjoyed country western music.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Arlie and Ollie “Pearl” Richardson; both husbands, Doy Jones, Sr. and Clyde Henry Brown; infant daughter, Sharon Mae Jones; one sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and husband Julius Marrill; one brother and sister-in-law, Robert and wife Ada Fern Richardson; one niece, Zelma Marie Miller; other relatives and friends.
She is survived by two daughters, Shirley and husband Bob Enke of Cuba, Missouri and Wanda Lea and husband Terry Reeves of Cuba, Missouri; step son, Doy, Jr. and wife Irene Jones of Jerome, Missouri; five grandchildren; four step grandchildren; two great grandchildren; step great grandchildren; step great great grandchildren; sister-in-laws, Helen Brown, Velva McPherson, Mamie McCann and Gladys Smart; brother-in-law, Everett Brown; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Tuesday, May 4, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. at the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Don Martin officiating. Special music was “I’ll Never Walk Alone.”
Interment followed at the Meramec Hills Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Mary Effie Browning
Mary Effie Browning of Rolla was born July 2, 1922, in Grant City, Missouri to Bryan and Minnie Miller Barker and passed away Friday March 2, 2012 at the Rolla Manor Care Center at the age of 89 years.
She is survived by her son, Dan Brower of Rolla, Missouri; daughters, Linda Collet and husband Carl of Rolla, Missouri and Dinah VanDemark and husband Mark of Logan, Iowa; five grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was at 9 a.m. on Tuesday March 6, 2012 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday March 6, 2012 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri with George Huitt officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
 

Lawrence Larry Bruning
Lawrence Larry Bruning of Leasburg, Missouri was born in East St. Louis, Illinois on Tuesday, October 13, 1936 to Albert Conrad Bruning and Geneva Lamkin Bruning. He passed away in his home on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at the age of 71 years, 1 month and 29 days.
Larry married Marcie Lynn Schaefer on June 9, 1956 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Bourbon, Missouri and to this union five children were born. After Marcie’s passing on November 28, 1982, Larry later married Mary Jane Harrill on July 4, 1991 in Troup, Texas.
His life-long career was in asphalt construction, retiring from Missouri Petroleum and even owning his own company at one time. His hobbies were fishing, hunting, following Cardinal baseball and reading.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marcie; sisters, Clela McGwire, Darleen Nelda Saunders; brothers, Paul Travelstead and Richard Bruning.
He is survive by wife, Mary Jane of the home; children, Robin (Deborah) Bruning, Jeffrey (Jill) Bruning, Douglas (Cynthia) Bruning, all of Leasburg, Missouri, Lori (Joseph) Philpot of Stanton, Missouri, David (Lisa) Bruning of Japan, Missouri, Marcella (Craig) Cartmill of Lawton, Oklahoma, Evette (Robert) Nolie of Sullivan, Missouri, Dustin O’Hanlon, Kaleb O’Hanlon and Jaycob O’Hanlon, all of Lexington, Nebraska and Amber Westerman of Leasburg, Missouri; parents-in-law, Rex and Joyce Harrill of Burneyville, Oklahoma; 21 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Memorial service was Sunday, December 16, 2007 at 5 p.m. at Living Word Ministries Church in Leasburg, Missouri with Pastor Terry Mahurin officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.

Lisa Christine Bruning
Lisa Christine Bruning (Harmon) of Japan, Missouri, was born to Walter J. Harmon Jr., and Isabelle M. Harmon (Naro) on July 24, 1964 in Kirkwood, Missouri and passed away December 23, 2011 at the Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
Lisa was christened on August 16, 1964 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Arnold, Missouri. Her family moved to Leasburg, Missouri in 1973 and she attended the Bourbon School District. She was baptized again on August 4, 1996 at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Ridgetop, Tennessee.
Lisa was fond of birds. She was known as the “chicken whisperer.” She also had two green thumbs. She enjoyed fishing, was a passionate chef and a disgruntled archeologist and a St. Louis Cardinal fan.
Lisa was first joined in marriage to Kenny Bloodworth and three children were born to this union.
Lisa returned to her Leasburg home where she met David Paul Bruning. On February 12, 2000, they were married.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Walter J. Harmon, Sr., Helen M. Harmon (Grueber), Joseph Naro and Isabelle M. Naro (Pino); mother-in-law, Marcie L. Bruning (Schaefer), father-in-law, Lawrence E. Bruning and nephew, Keith M. Harmon.
She is survived by her parents, Walter J. and Isabelle M. Harmon of Leasburg, Missouri; husband, David Paul Bruning of the home; son, Jacob Hunter Bloodworth of the home; daughters, Rachel Ann Bloodworth and partner Scott Martin of Whitehouse, Tennessee and Lauren Marie Bloodworth and partner Casey Hodgin of Franklin, North Carolina; mother-in-law, Mary Jane Bruning and partner Paul Watson of Leasburg, Missouri; sisters and brothers, Walter Harmon, Jr. and wife Betty of High Ridge, Missouri, Steve Harmon and wife Linda of Sullivan, Missouri, Patrick Harmon and wife Judy of Hillsboro, Missouri, Kevin Harmon and wife Karen of Hillsboro, Missouri, Kathleen Parnell and husband Lyle Terrence Parnell of Bourbon, Missouri and Kenneth Harmon and wife Tammy of Leasburg, Missouri; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Robin Bruning and wife Debbie of Leasburg, Missouri, Jeffrey Bruning and wife Jill of Leasburg, Missouri, Lori Philpot and husband Joe of Sullivan, Missouri, Douglas Bruning and wife Cindy of Leasburg, Marcy Cartmill and husband Craig of Edmond, Oklahoma, Evette Nolie and husband Bob of Sullivan, Missouri, Dustin O’Hanlon and wife Amber of Elwood, Nebraska, Kaleb O’Hanlon of Lexington, Nebraska, Jaycob O’Hanlon of Lexington, Nebraska and Amber O’Hanlon of Coalville, Utah; grandson, Shawn Allen McWilliams; other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 3 p.m. at the InJoy Christian Fellowship in Leasburg, Missouri.


Fr. Theodore J. Brunnert
Fr. Theodore J. Brunnert of St. Louis, Missouri was born at St. Louis, Missouri on January 12, 1928 to Bernard and Anna Brunnert and passed away May 24, 2012 at the age of 84 years.
His father was a native of Koeltztown, Missouri. Fr. Brunnert was baptized in the St. Francis de Sales Church, So. St. Louis. Fr. Brunnet was a very much beloved pastor of St. James the Apostle Catholic Church in Potosi, Missouri, from 1971 to 1979.
He was educated in the St. Louis archdiocesan seminaries, finishing his theological studies at Kenrick Seminary in 1954. He was ordained to the Catholic priesthood on April 3, 1954, by then Archbishop Joseph Ritter. His parish assignments included: All Souls, Overland, 1954-1965; St. Sebastian, Glenn Owen, 1966-1971; first pastorate, St. James Parish, Potosi, 1971-1979; Assumption, O’Fallon 1979-1986; St. Bridget, Pacific, 1986-1989; St. Anthony of Padua, Sullivan, 1989-2005, (administrator Holy Martyrs of Japan, Japan, (2001-2005).
In 2003 he completed the process of building a new parish school at Sullivan. Retiring in 2005, he lived in residence at St. Joan of Arc Parish, St. Louis, Missouri. Since 2012, he had been a resident of Regina Cleri Residence for retired priests in Shrewsbury.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Loretta (Joseph) Kwiatkowski, St. Louis, Missouri; a brother, Fr. Lawrence Brunnert, U.S. Army Catholic chaplain; nephew, Urban Brunnert of Argyle, Missouri; and nieces, Angeline Brunnert and Irma Muehlenkamp.
He is survived by a sister, Delores (Eugene) Zerbarini, St. Louis; and nieces, Bernie Otke of Wardsville; and Delphine Toenjes of Florissant.
The Mass of Christian Burial of a Priest was celebrated at St. Joan of Arc Church, St. Louis, Missouri on May 29, 2012.
Archbishop Robert J. Carlson presided as the main celebrant. Fr. Nicholas Smith delivered the homily. Some 40 fellow priests concelebrated the Mass, and following the commendation rites, the assembled priests sang the traditional “Salve Regina” (Hail Holy Queen).
Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery, Afton.
Arrangements under the direction of the Kutis Funeral Home, St. Louis, Missouri.

Thomas Raymond Bruns
Thomas Raymond Bruns, known to most as Tom, of Cuba, Missouri, formerly St. Clair, Missouri, was born in St. Louis, Missouri on November 3, 1960 to Karl Ivan Lee and Celeste Joan (Pensrum) Bruns and passed away in Cuba, Missouri on September 2, 2012, at the age of 51 years, 9 months and 30 days.
Tom was a Christian, having been baptized in the Catholic faith at a young age. In 1988, he began his employment with Olin Brass in Cuba, Missouri where he was currently working as an overhead crane operator. During the years he lived in St. Clair, he had been a member of the St. Clair Volunteer Fire Department, the St. Clair Ambulance and was a charter member of the St. Clair Elk’s Lodge # 2651. He was a sports enthusiast and avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, the St. Louis Blues and enjoyed watching all the football teams. His favorite pastime was the spending time and fellowshipping with friends at “The East Office” in Cuba. Tom loved music, especially old time rock and roll and had a great collection of music that he was always willing to share with friends. Fishing and doing woodworking were other hobbies that Tom enjoyed. Nothing made him happier than the time he spent with his family and the many wonderful memories created.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ivan Bruns.
He is survived by his mother, Celeste Bruns, known to most as Lovie, of St. Clair, Missouri; his brother, Dale Bruns and wife Wendy of St. Clair, Missouri; his nephew, David Bruns of St. Clair, Missouri; his niece, Carla McNulty and husband Chris of St. Louis, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held after 3 p.m. on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at the Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, Missouri with rosary services at 7 p.m.
Funeral mass was held at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 7, 2012 at the St. Clare Catholic Church in St. Clair, Missouri with Father Bob Knight officiating.
Interment was in St. Clare Catholic Cemetery, St. Clair, Missouri.


Lorene M. Brush
Lorene M. Brush nee King of Richland, Missouri was born in Butts, Missouri on Friday, October 30, 1925 to Douglas S. and Rose Belle Eggers King and passed away in Richland, Missouri on Monday, June 4, 2012 at the age of 86 years, 7 months and 5 days.
Lorene married Donald Brush in April, 1946 in St. Louis, Missouri and to this union nine children were born.
As a child, Lorene made a profession of faith at Fairview Baptist Church, Butts, Missouri and was baptized in the Meramec River. She recently was a member of the Ozark Hills Freewill Baptist Church, Lebanon, Missouri. She collected dolls and enjoyed listening to country music.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Douglas and Rose King; husband, Donald Brush; daughter, Bonnie Click; son, Melvin Brush; and brothers, Sylvia S. King and Bud King.
She is survived by her children, Don (Alice) Brush of Marion, Ohio, Dixie (Chuck) Summers and Sylvia Leslie, all of Richland, Missouri, Rose (Mike) Oberbeck of Lebanon, Missouri, Jim (Ellen) Brush of Sullivan, Missouri, Ralph (Tammy) Brush of Chetopa, Kansas and Rhonda (Tracy) Schnelting of Owensville, Missouri; brothers and sisters, Ralph (Debra) King, Sr. of Leasburg, Missouri, Doug King of Owensville, Missouri, Rosa Lee (Arthur) Gormley of Stoutland, Missouri, James (Sue) King of Leasburg, Missouri, Virginia Farris of Bridgeton, Missouri, Leon (Pat) King of Sullivan, Missouri and Wayne King of Potosi, Missouri; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Thursday, June 7, 2012 from 12-2 p.m. and funeral service at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Kevin West officiating.
Burial was at the Crossroads Cemetery, Leasburg, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.

James E. Brust
James E. Brust of Bourbon, Missouri was born July 5, 1937 in Winslow, Indiana and passed away July 1, 2012 at the age of 74 years.
James was a graduate of Winslow High School Class of 1957 and was a member of the Winslow Eskimos Basketball Team.
James married Elizabeth Malone on September 12, 1986 in St. Charles, Missouri.
He retired from Youngstown Sheet and Tube (LTB) East Chicago, Indiana and was the former owner of Lake Westside Campground in Bourbon, Missouri. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles of Sullivan, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ival and Miriam Brust; one son, Dail Brust and one sister, Donna Sullivan.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Lily) Brust; two children, Cheryl (David) Randall of DeMotte, Indiana and Jeffrey (Carol) Brust of Leasburg, Missouri; one brother, John (Joyce) Brust of Valley Park, Missouri; one sister, Ruthie Hayes of Winslow, Indiana; two sisters-in-law, Joan (Gilbert) Nugent and Mary (Ed) Hartman; one brother-in-law, Don Sullivan; seven grandchildren, Christopher (Kelly) Elder, Cassondra (Jon) Summers, Zachary Randall, Kera Bohaty, Tonya (Andy) Boerner, Jeffrey Brust II and Kenneth Brust; nine great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
At James’ request, there will be no funeral service held.

Willard C. Bryant
Willard C. Bryant of Steelville, Missouri was born on Monday, August 10, 1931 in Wesco, Missouri to Ervin and Margie Viola Freeman Bryant and passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at the age of 81 years, 6 months and 23 days.
Willard married Delores Barnicle in 1963 and to this union four children were born.
Willard was a logger in the timber industry most of his adult life and worked with Eldon Dunlap for 40 years in the logging business. He also, worked a short time for Woolsey Asphalt. He was a charter member of Ozark Trail Blazers. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, attending auctions, raising horses and horse pulling. He was instrumental in starting the Steelville Christmas Parade driving his horses and wagon. He was saved at the Assembly of God Church, Steelville, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ervin and Margie Bryant; wife, Delores; brother, Fred Bryant; daughter, Christine Bryant; sister, Berniece (Harold) Roberts; sister-in-law, Eileen Bryant; and brother-in-law, William Leach.
He is survived by his children, Alan (Becky) Bryant and Bruce (Wynona) Bryant, all of Steelville, Missouri, Lori Mabe of Potosi, Missouri, Bill (Mary) Barnicle and Larry (Oleta) Hutson, all of Steelville, Missouri; brothers, Earl Bryant of Kansas City, Missouri and Chester Bryant of St. James, Missouri; sisters, Margie (Norman) Eaton and Rose Leach, all of Steelville, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Betty (Dwight) Brown of Cherryville, Missouri and Helen McGruder of Steelville, Missouri; 14 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. and funeral service on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Bro. Larry Martin officiating.
Burial was at the Steelville Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.


Charlene Dee Buchanan
Charlene Dee Buchanan, 37, of Steelville, Missouri was born May 21, 1970 in Los Angeles, California to Charles William and Nora Lee (Aldridge) Buchanan. She passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.
Charlene worked for Quantum Leap Sky Diving in Sullivan, Missouri. She had attended New Testament Baptist Church in Sullivan, Missouri. She loved the outdoors whether hiking, four-wheeling, horseback riding or fishing or just enjoying wildlife and nature.
She is survived by one son, Trevor Lee Austin Buchanan of Steelville, Missouri; two daughters, Ashley Nicole Buchanan and fiancé Matt Garrison and Shayna Renee Buchanan all of Steelville, Missouri; her parents; her fiance’, Bill Taber of Steelville, Missouri; two brothers, William Lee Buchanan and wife Jean of Bourbon, Missouri and Dean Buchanan and wife Shelly of Cuba, Missouri.
Memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2008 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Pastor Tina Lawence officiating. Four poems were read, one by daughter, Ashley Buchanan, another read by a cousin, Angela Jennnings and written by a cousin, Cassandra Jennings and the other two were read by Pastor Tina Lawence. Special music of “Angels,” “I’ll Be Watching You” and “I Won’t Forget You” were played during the service.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.

Fr. David G. Buescher
Fr. David G. Buescher of Jefferson City, Missouri was born on January 6, 1946, in Washington, Missouri to Alfred J. Buescher, Sr. and Zita (Voelkerding) Buescher and passed away February 3, 2013 at the age of 66 years.
Fr. Buescher has assisted as pastor and administrator at a number of Catholic parishes in central and south-central Missouri. He was a retired priest, due to health reasons of the Diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri.
Bishop Michael F. McAuliffe, Bishop of Jefferson City, ordained him to the Holy Priesthood on May 22, 1971, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Washington, Missouri. He served as pastor of the Church of Our Saviour, the English-speaking international Roman Catholic parish of The Hague, Netherlands, Europe from 1990 to 1994.
In 1994 he returned to the Diocese of Jefferson City and was appointed Director of the Newman Center at the University of Missouri-Rolla, and associate pastor of St. Patrick Church in Rolla, Missouri. On March 1, 1996 he was appointed Temporary Administrator of Holy Cross Church in Cuba, Missouri and the missions at St. Francis Caracciolo Church in Bourbon, Missouri and St. Michael Church in Steelville, Missouri. He was appointed in 2001 as Senior Priest in Service at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. He retired on July 1, 2004, due to health reasons.
Fr. Buescher celebrated his 25th Anniversary of priestly ordination on June 16, 1996, at St. Patrick Church in Rolla, Missouri. He celebrated his 40th Anniversary in Camdenton, Missouri on June 26, 2011.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred Sr and Zita Buescher; sister, Carol Buescher and a brother, Alfred J. Buescher, Jr.
He is survived by a brother, Romuald L. Buescher and a sister, Sister Janet Buescher SCC.
Funeral Mass was held at Cathedral of St. Joseph, Jefferson City, Missouri at 11 a.m. on Friday February 8, 2013 with Bishop John R. Gaydos presiding. A second Mass of Christian Burial was held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Washington, Missouri on Saturday, February 9, 2013 with Fr. Daniel I. Lueckenotte presiding.
Burial followed at the St. Francis Borgia Cemetery in Washington, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Dulle Trimble Funeral Home, Jefferson City, Missouri.
 

Gary Lee Bullock
Gary Lee Bullock of St. James, Missouri was born on May 30, 1948 to David Sherman and Esther (Owens) Bullock and passed away at his home on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at the age of 64 years, 8 months and 11 days.
He was united in marriage to Debbie Dillon on January 2, 1971 in St. James, Missouri.
Gary attended Mt. Vernon High School in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Rolla School of Mines in 1971. Gary and Debbie lived in Illinois where he was employed as a civil engineer for Peabody coal, Illinois E.P.A. and also Blankenship Engineering.
In 1976 Gary moved to St. James, Missouri and worked for Emmett Dillon in clay mining. He later purchased that business and operated Dillon Clay Mining until his retirement in December of 2012.
Gary was a Christian and a member of First Baptist Church in St. James. Gary had the spiritual gift of administration and a desire to help people. He helped found the St. James Caring Center and served on that board until 2012. He helped organize and worked on mission trips to Belize, Kentucky, Arkansas and Camp David of the Ozarks. He served on the bank board of Peoples Bank of Cuba, Missouri and had also served on the board of St. James Golf Course. He helped organize the building of the Recreation Center at Nelson Hart Park. He loved to hunt, fish and golf, ride Harley Davidson and in recent years like to do BowBoy shooting.
He was preceded in death by his father, David Sherman Bullock and father-in-law, Emmett Dillon.
He is survived by his wife of the home, Debbie (Dillon) Bullock; one daughter, Anne Dillon Crousore and husband Josiah of Columbia, Missouri; one son, Fred Matthew Bullock and wife Amanda of Owensville, Missouri; five grandchildren, Lucas, Audra, Archer, Colin, and Alexandria and mother-in-law, Beda Dillon; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in St. James, Missouri with Pastor Jerry Baumann officiating.
Burial was in the Dillon Cemetery in rural St. James, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Linda Renee Bunk
Linda Renee Bunk of Sullivan, Missouri was born in St. Louis, Missouri on December 10, 1955 to Jane Ida Stanley and Norman Shoults, Sr. and passed away at her home on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at the age of 56 years, 10 months and 1 day.
She was raised and lived in St. Louis, Missouri until her freshman year in high school when the family moved to Sullivan, Missouri.
Upon high school graduation, Linda obtained an Associates of Science degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She later was employed at Dr. Matt Tiefenbrunn’s office.
On October 1, 1980, Linda was married to Donald L. Bunk in Sullivan, Missouri.
Being small in stature she was huge in presence. Linda was a daring individual who loved motorcycling, riding dirt bikes and four-wheeling. She was a strong athlete and was a player on several of the city league softball teams and volleyball town teams. She had a strapping personality and was known by her family and friends as an “ox.”
Once a week, generally on Saturday morning, she would meet with her “breakfast club” at the former Bobber Café in Sullivan to chat with her many friends and “solve the world’s problems.” She would also talk on the phone for hours on end and enjoyed a good story shared by friends. Linda was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Sullivan and helped with the children’s church program.
She was preceded by her father, Norman Shoults, Sr. and her brother, Norman Shoults, Jr.
She is survived by her husband, Don; one son, Chris Bunk and wife Jenny of Smithville, Missouri; two daughters, Jamie Mueller and husband Michael of Steelville, Missouri and Mallory Beyreis and husband Chad of Sullivan, Missouri; her mother, Jane Shoults of Sullivan; one grandson, Tyler Blankenship; a sister-in-law, Mary Shoults of St. Louis, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m., Saturday evening, October 13, 2012 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri and on Sunday at 1 p.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. at Temple Baptist Church in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted 2 p.m., Sunday, October 14, 2012 from Temple Baptist Church in Sullivan with Pastor G. Scott Perry officiating.
Interment was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.



Opal C. Burnett
Opal C. Burnett of Bourbon, Missouri was born at Bourbon, Missouri on March 25, 1906 to Jacob and Madge (Davidson) Erni and passed away Thursday, April 16, 2009 at the age of 103 and 21 days.
She was a life-long resident of Bourbon and in 1927 was married to Orville L. Burnett.
She was a dedicated homemaker and helped Orville on the family farm milking cows and raising chickens. She was a charter member of the Bourbon Garden Club and won many ribbons and awards for the numerous beautiful floral arrangements she created, using her flowers in her garden. She was also a member of the Order of the Easter Star Chapter 105 of Sullivan. She enjoyed playing bridge and pinochle as well as crocheting and knitting.
She was preceded in death by her husband; son-in-law, Gary Cunningham and two brothers, Lute and Odes Erni.
She is survived by a son, Melvin Burnett and wife Edith of Bourbon, Missouri; four grandchildren, Gay Cunningham, Deborah Sampson and husband Dennis, Tom Burnett and wife Jenit, Richard Burnett and wife Dana; great grandchildren; great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. at the Southside Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri, with the Order of the Eastern Star memorial services conducted at 7 p.m. under the auspices of Sullivan Chapter 105.
Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 2009 from the Southside Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home with Rev. Leo Shumaker.
Interment was in the Oddfellows Cemetery, Sullivan, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Judy Ann Burnham
Judy Ann Burnham formerly of St. James, Missouri was born June 23, 1954 in St. Louis, Missouri to Carl and Lonnie (Denny) Stringer and passed away December 10, 2009 at her home in Mesa, Arizona.
Judy was united in marriage to Victor Ford on January 8, 1995 and to this union a daughter was born. Victor passed away April 22, 1997. Judy was united in marriage to Ernest Burnham on February 2, 2002.
For many years Judy worked as a certified Nursing Assistant before finding her love of customer service in the form of a gift consultant for J.C Penney and most recently she worked with her husband Ernest as caretakers for a mobile home park in Mesa, Arizona. Judy loved to read and spend time with her family which now consisted of not only her daughter but with Ernest she inherited four more children.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Lonnie Stringer and first husband, Victor Ford.
She is survived by her husband Ernest, of the home; daughter, Deanna Jersett and husband Seth of Lees Summitt, Missouri; step children, Eudora Burnham of Tucson, Arizona, Shelia Burnham of Tucson, Arizona, Health Burnham and wife Monica of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, Jonathon Burnham and wife Lorrie of Tucson, Arizona; grandchildren, Kaylee, Cheyenne, Rylad Burnham; great grandson, Alexander Hack; sisters Imogene Seurynck and half-sister, Shirley Reynolds, both of Gerald, Missouri.
Visitation for family and friends will be Friday, December 18, 2009 from 11 a.m. until service time.
Funeral service at the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary on Friday, December 18, 2009 at 1 p.m. with Clyde Burnham officiating.
Interment will be in the Wishon Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary.
 

Loretta Burt
Loretta Burt, nee Crowder, of Riverton, Illinois, was born on April 8, 1953 in Bourbon, Missouri to Thomas and Emma Flaim Crowder and passed away on April 22, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center at the age of 60 years.
Loretta practiced as an LPN for many years in the Springfield, Illinois area. She worked at the Illinois Presbyterian Home for 22 years, Roosevelt Square Assisted Living in Springfield, and at Petersburg Manor. As well as caring for her patients Loretta dearly loved her family, and her three Yorkies: Sarah, Barney and Binkey.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Emma Crowder; and a brother, Neal Crowder.
She is survived by her son, Christopher (Rachel) Burt of Eyota, Minnesota; her sisters, Cynthia Perry of San Diego, California, Viola (Ken) Moger of Harker Heights, Texas and Lucia Crowder of Olney, Maryland; her brother, Earl (Cassandra) Crowder of New Bern, North Carolina; step-brother, Gary (Cathy) John of St. James, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Memorial visitation was from 2 p.m. until the time of services Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at the Bisch Funeral Home West in Springfield Illinois.
Memorial service was held on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 3 p.m. at the Bisch Funeral Home West in Springfield Illinois.
Arrangements under the direction of the Bisch Funeral Home West in Springfield, Illinois.

Cecil Busby
Cecil Busby of St. Louis, Missouri, formerly of St. James, Missouri was born on June 2, 1925 to Joseph Madison and Addie (Leggett) Busby in Lepanto, Arkansas and passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at Delmar Gardens South in St. Louis, Missouri. Cecil was 84 years, 10 months and 5 days of age.
Cecil was united in marriage to Beatrice Joyce Singleton.
Cecil worked as a Teamsters Freight Handler.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Addie Busby; brothers, Walter, Johnny, Paschall, and Walter Busb and sisters, Tishie Clark and Mary Bee Propes.
He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Busby (nee Singleton) of St. Louis, Missouri; daughter, Sandra Joyce Hussey and husband Michael of St. Louis, Missouri; grandchild, Kim Cervantes and husband John of St. Louis, Missouri; great grandchildren, Chris, Steven, David, Miranda, and Jacob; sister, Dorothy French of Tennessee; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was on Friday, April 9, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in St. James, Missouri.
Services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri with Larry Davis officiating. Music provided by Charlet Hemme at the organ and the vocalist Linda Spurgeon singing “Just A Closer Walk With Thee” and “Whispering Hope.”
Pallbearers were Chris Cervantes, Steven Cervantes, David Cervantes, Frank Walker, Lindell Harmon and Phil Heavin.
Burial was in the family plot in the St. James Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Joseph Bush
Joe Bush, of Edgar Springs, Missouri formerly of Indiana, was born January 20, 1936 in Lodi, Indiana to Richard and Elizabeth (Drake) Bush and passed away September 1, 2011 at the age of 75 years.
Joe was a member of the Pipefitters Local 661 of Muncie, Indiana, the Free Masons of Redkey, Indiana and the Local Democratic Committee of Phelps County, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Elizabeth Bush; his first wife, Frances Bush; brothers, Bud, Byron, Dick and Gary Bush and sister, Valerie Nelson. He is survived by his wife, Betty Bush of Edgar Springs, Missouri; daughters, Cheryl Lefon and husband Carter of St. James, Missouri and Terri Hastings and husband David of Moscow Mills, Missouri; sons, Richard Bush and wife Danette of Edgar Springs, Missouri and Bradley Bush and wife Sandy of California, Missouri; grandchildren Courtney, Tera Lynn, Jessica, Megan, Eric and Corey; three great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 from 5-7 p.m. at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri.
Services were held on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 11 a.m. at DeVerter Funeral Home in Cayuga, Indiana.
Interment at the Miller Cemetery in Lodi, Indiana.
Arrangements are under the direction of James & Gahr Mortuary of Rolla, Missouri.

James Gordon Bushie
James Gordon Bushie was born April 7, 1957 in Virginia at the Fort Belvior Military Hospital to Chief Warrant Officer Gordon James and Emele Jane (Laun) Bushie and passed way in St. James, Missouri, September 6, 2012 at the age of 55 years.
James grew up in St. James, Missouri graduated from John F. Hodge High School in 1975 and attended East Central College in Union, Missouri. He worked as a sales representative in Kansas City, Springfield and St. Louis, Missouri before returning to St. James.
He had many talents and interests. When he was in high school he participated in sports, sang in the choir and even started his own band. Anyone traveling down Jefferson Street on a summer evening might hear the band practicing on his parents’ back porch. Fishing was a favorite pastime of his and he could often be found on the riverbank at Maramec Spring casting his line for a lunker trout. James was an avid Cardinal fan and enjoyed attending games in St. Louis with family. He loved the spirit of competition and was anxious for everyone to participate in the “guess the total attendance” game for a dollar.
James was a loving and attentive grandfather. He enjoyed spending time reading, swimming and watching the Three Stooges with his granddaughters. When the school bus arrived at home in the afternoon he was always there to greet his granddaughter and ask about her day and help with homework.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, George and Violet Laun and Harrison and Effie Bushie and brother, Lee Harrison Bushie.
He is survived by his partner, Lori Mathis and family, Charles Mathis, Jennifer Mathis and husband Jimmy Daniels, Adam Mathis and wife Donita, Brittany Vito-Mathis, Gwendolyn Daniels and Izabella Mathis; sisters, Gail Rust and husband Scott, Lynn Wilson and husband Dennis, Ginny Pherigo and husband Danny; other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was held Sunday, September 9, 2012 at the St. James United Methodist Church with Reverend Amy Turner officiating. Music was provided by Trilogy.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Funeral Home, St. James, Missouri.
 

 


 

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