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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.

Thank you also to all those others who submit information as it comes available.


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Edward H. Cain, Jr.
Edward H. Cain, Jr. of Cuba, Missouri, formerly of Gerald, Missouri, was born on Thursday, October 1, 1936 in St. Louis, Missouri to Edward Sr. and Christine Grohman Cain and passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at the age of 75 years, 11 months and 7 days.
He served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corp. He then worked and retired as a welder for 35 years from Boeing Industry. He also was a member of the Aerospace District Lodge #837. He collected Indian relics and enjoyed traveling.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Sr. and Christine Cain; and brother-in-law John Bohnert.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Cain of Cuba, Missouri; daughter, Kim Butler of Washington, Missouri; stepson, David Cain of St. Louis, Missouri; sisters, Pat (Stan) Weidner of Mesa, Arizona, Sally (Russ) Bombardieri of St. Louis, Missouri and Katherine Bohnert of St. Charles, Missouri; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Harold Palmer of Union, Missouri, Gary (Carolyn) Palmer of St. Clair, Missouri, Pat (Mike) Lauth of Gerald, Missouri, Charles Palmer of Union, Missouri David (Deanna) Helling of Columbia, Missouri, Karen (Rodney) Sammitt of Cuba, Missouri, Benny Helling of Marthasville, Missouri and Bill (Chrissy) Helling of Union, Missouri; seven grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Burial was at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
 

Michael A. Cain
Michael A. Cain, formerly of Sullivan, Missouri, was born on January 28, 1949 in Sullivan, Missouri to Melvin Richard and Florence Mabel (Cochran) Cain and passed away in his home in Hollister, Missouri on August 9, 2010 at the age of 61 years.
He was very artistic and enjoyed drawing. He loved to hunt and fish and played music with various bands in the area. Michael worked as a handyman and did odd jobs.
He is survived by a son, Michael Cain, Jr. of Sullivan, Missouri; two daughters, Jenny Cain of Sullivan, Missouri and Christina Cain of Caruthersville, Missouri; two brothers, Stanley Cain of Sullivan, Missouri and Dennis Cain of Bourbon, Missouri; six grandchildren, Kayla, Lucas, Chloie, Cristian, Nathan, and Jonathan; other relatives and friends.
A Memorial funeral service was conducted Saturday, August 21, 2010 at Meramec State Park.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home of Sullivan, Missouri.
 

Barbara Sue Callahan
Barbara Sue Callahan of Steelville, Missouri was born June 10, 1952 at St. Louis, Missouri to the union of Rev. Marvin and Ruth (nee Barton) Callahan and passed away Sunday, December 2, 2007 at Cherryville, Missouri at the age of 55 years, 5 months and 22 days.
Barbara was united in marriage to Darrell Callahan on April 28, 1972 at Center Ridge Pentecostal Church of Cherryville, Missouri and to this union two daughters were born.
She worked in housekeeping for the past nine years at Gibbs Care Center in Steelville, but what she enjoyed most about being there was spending time with the residents, that she loved dearly.
Barb’s first passion in life was being a Christian and going to church. Next came her family, spending time with them, loving them and spoiling her grandchildren. She also enjoyed shopping, going for a ride, eating out especially “Mexican”, the Ladies Retreat, Sister’s Outings, collecting gingerbread men and women, bears, candles and frogs.
She was preceded in death by her father, one sister, Joyce Baker; other relatives and friends.
She is survived by her husband of 35 years, of the home; two daughters, Kimberly and husband Cleve Holland and Angela and husband Steve Bridgeman, all of Cuba, Missouri; grandchildren, Samuel “Bubby” and Cheyanne “Sissy” Holland of Cuba, Missouri; mother, Ruth F. Callahan of Cuba, Missouri; five sisters, Deloris and husband Douglas Warren of Chesterfield, Missouri, Shirley and husband Harrison Brown of Cherryville, Missouri, Jan Callahan and friend David Monda, of Cuba, Missouri, Pam and husband William Huggins of Cuba, Missouri and Cindy and husband Darrell Phipps of Union, Missouri; one brother, Gary Callahan of Cuba, Missouri; mother and father-in-law, Willis and Geraldine Callahan of Steelville, Missouri; two brothers-in-law, Dennis Baker of Ozark, Missouri and Junior and wife Peggy Callahan of Steelville, Missouri; sister-in-law, Brenda and husband Keith Neff of Cuba, Missouri; nieces; nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Tuesday, December 4, 2007 from 3 till 8 p.m. at Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Harrison Brown and Dwight Barton officiating. Special music provided by Johnny Setzer playing the piano and singing “Eastern Gate”, Tim and Chrissie singing “More Than Anything” and Bob and Carol Coleman singing “I’ll Thank You Jesus”.
Pallbearers were Brad Brown, Tim Baker, Jeremy Prince, Leroy Callahan, Leon Callahan and Greg Neff. Burial at Martin Cemetery, Cherryville, Missouri.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Darlene Sue Morrison Callahan
Darlene Sue Morrison Callahan was born September 25, 1944 and passed away June 25, 2012.
Darlene graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a Master of Arts in rehabilitation counseling. The bulk of her professional life was spent helping children and women who were victims of abuse.
She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Morrison of Steelville, Missouri.
She is survived by her son, Heath Callahan; mother, Verla Morrison of Lehigh Acres, Florida; brothers, Gary and Bruce Morrison; other relatives and friends.
 

Ruth Fayon Callahan
Ruth Fayon Callahan of Cuba, Missouri was born to Raymond Lebert and Stella M. (Smith) Barton on September 4, 1932 in Buick, Missouri and passed away Saturday, August 11, 2012 at her home at the age of 79 years.
Ruth was united in marriage to Marvin L. Callahan on November 12, 1949 in Salem, Missouri and to this union eight children were born.
Ruth beside her husband helped serve the Lord for many years. She was a member of Center Ridge Pentecostal Church of Cherryville, Missouri. She enjoyed ministering to people, singing, teaching Sunday School, reading, crossword puzzles, flowers, cleaning, ladies luncheons and spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Stella Barton; husband, Rev. Marvin L. Callahan; two daughters, Joyce Baker and Barbara Callahan; one granddaughter, Karen Warren; one sister and three brothers and their spouses, Bernice and husband John Hoffman, Vernon Barton, Otis and wife Betty Barton, Lloyd Barton; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Doris Barton, Landis and wife Alvie Callahan, Arlis and wife Mabel Callahan, Clella and husband Roy Godbey, Stella Callahan, Bonnie and husband Glen England, Lois Beal, Delmar “Red” Martin.
She is survived by her six children, Deloris and husband Doug Warren of Chesterfield, Missouri, Gary Callahan of Cuba, Missouri, Shirley and husband Harrison Brown of Davisville, Missouri, Jan Callahan of Cuba, Missouri, Pam and husband William Huggins of Bourbon, Missouri, Cindy and husband Darrell Phipps of Union, Missouri; two sons-in-law, Darrell Callahan of Steelville, Missouri and Dennis Baker of Ozark, Missouri; one brother, James Barton of Dupo, Illinois; two sisters, Betty and husband Ray Harris of St. Louis, Missouri and Elma and husband Thomas Harris of Viburnum, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Lavada Martin of Steelville, Missouri; 14 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Monday, August 13, 2012 from 4-8 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Center Ridge Pentecostal Church, Cherryville, Missouri with Pastor Harrison Brown, officiating.
Interment followed at the Martin Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Brad Brown, Jeremy Prince, Tim and Adam Baker, Brandon Harness, Steve Bridgeman, Jared Brasher and Brian DeClue.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
 

Betty L. Campbell
Betty L. Campbell of Bourbon, Missouri was born on April 24, 1932 in Bourbon Missouri to Ashley Adams Simmerly and Mary Elizabeth Landon-Simmerly and passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2009 at the age of 77 years.
She married Junior Campbell on July 31, 1948 in Sullivan, Missouri and they celebrated 61 years together. Betty was employed for over 40 years at the Paramount Cap Factory. After retiring from Paramount she volunteered thousands of hours at Missouri Baptist Hospital as a “pink lady.”
She is survived by her husband, Junior Campbell of the family home; one daughter, Sandra Johns and husband Gerald of Villa Ridge, Missouri; sister, Dean Beyreis of Bourbon, Missouri; niece, Cindy Crider and husband Garry; nephew, Bobby Beyreis and wife Peggy; great nieces, Andi, Randi, Mandi and Ashley; great nephew, Chad; other relatives and friends.
Services were conducted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Judy Jefferey officiating.
Burial followed at the Bourbon Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home.


Leean Campbell
Leean Campbell of Sullivan formerly Cuba, Missouri was born to Charles D. and Ruby M. (Johnson) Thomason on February 7, 1942 in Granite City, Illinois and passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 70 years.
Leean retired after working several years at Walmart in Cuba. She was the President of the Resident Council at Life Care Center in Sullivan. She enjoyed making crafts, gardening, bingo and loved to visit with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Ruby Thomason; husband, Robert Campbell, Jr.; son, Robert Lee Campbell; four brothers, James Edward, Russell, Kenneth and Charles Thomason; two sisters, Betty Billick and Janie Reynolds.
She is survived by her three children, Sam and wife Phyllis Campbell of Willis, Texas, Donald Campbell and friend Brenda of Smithboro, Illinois, Deborah and husband Keith Jones of Woodward, Oklahoma; two sisters, Georgia Lee Kittrell of Daytona, Florida and Mary Jo Stratton of Granite City, Illinois; 17 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Sunday, November 4, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home.
Funeral service was held on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home with Rev. Mary Etta Lewis officiating.
Interment followed at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
 

Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell of St. James, Missouri was born on August 28, 1927 in Washington County, Missouri on Bailey Branch to Reverend Norman and Laura Ellen (Thomas) Turnbough Roberts and passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Missouri at the age of 85 years, 4 months and 18 days.
While young Naomi and her brothers, Carl and Luke enjoyed their summers playing in the hills and rivers around her family’s homestead in Czar, Missouri. Naomi grew up with her mother and two brothers in Cuba, Missouri. She always loved the rivers, fishing, dancing and laughing with her friends. Although she went on to do many jobs, she was especially proud of being a “railroader” during and after WWII.
She traveled as a Station-Agent Operator working at various stations along the Frisco line.
In 1947 Naomi married Robert Lionel Campbell at the Cuba Methodist Church and to this union three daughters were born.
Naomi and Bob lived many years in St. Louis and Mexico, Missouri. In 1980 they moved to Steelville, Missouri where they purchased the Rainbow Motel. Upon retiring they moved to St. James and in later years she made her home there with her daughter, Laura and her family. Naomi was a member of the St. James United Methodist Church where she loved quilting. She was also a member of the Crawford County Historical Society and volunteered as a tour guide at their museum for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Laura Turnbough Roberts; husband, Robert Lionel Campbell of 51 years on March 4, 1998; three brothers, Carl, Luke and Norie Turnbough; and one sister, Dolly Turnbough.
She is survived by three daughters, Tamara Lynn Campbell of Rocheport, Missouri, Rene’ Lee Bushan and husband Lawrence William of Rolla, Missouri and Laura Leone Bond and husband David Len Bond of St. James, Missouri; four grandchildren; Lawrence William Lance Bushan Jr.; Amanda Mae Bushan, Dylan Patrick Bond and Maia Elizabeth Bond.
Visitation was on Thursday, January 17, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the St. James United Methodist Church in St. James, Missouri with Amy Turner officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.


Willard D. Campbell
Willard D. Campbell of Town & Country, Missouri formerly of Cuba, Missouri was born to William and Virginia (Buckner) Campbell on March 8, 1927 in Strafford, Missouri and passed away Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Mari de Villa Retirement Center in Town & Country, Missouri at the age of 85 years.
Willard retired as Vice President of Fleming Manufacturing Company after many years of dedicated service. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Virginia Campbell; two wives, Louise (Vitali) Campbell and Almeda (Howdeshell) Campbell; one son, Keith Campbell; one grandson, SSGT William Christopher Campbell; two brothers, Delmar and Leonard Campbell; three sisters, Ethel Poyner, Edna “Madge” Coble and Mittie Ford.
He is survived by seven children, Willard and wife Jerrilyn Campbell of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Anita and husband Ron Fritzmeyer of Villa Ridge, Missouri, Bruce and wife Patti Campbell of Cuba, Missouri, Carla and husband Jimm Metzler of Stephenville, Texas, Marty and wife Terri Campbell of Union, Missouri, Mary Kay and husband Fred Wiesehan of Town & Country, Missouri and Lindel and wife Paula Campbell of Victoria, Canada; one sister Grace Arnois; one brother, Leranzo and wife Nelia Campbell; two brothers-in-law, Joe and wife Mary Jane Vitali, Jim and wife Peggy Vitali; 19 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Private family services were held on Monday, November 12, 2012 at the Meramec Hills Cemetery in Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
 


Margaret Edwon Cape
Margaret “Maggie” or Grandma Cape, as she was lovingly referred to, was born on Thursday, June 1, 1911 in Cherry Valley Community near Steelville, Missouri to Theophilus Hinch and Effie May Wilson Hinch and passed away at her home in Steelville, Missouri on Monday, March 1, 2010, at the age of 98 years and 9 months.
Margaret married James Hibler Cape on June 7, 1931 in Bourbon, Missouri and to this union two sons were born.
They made their home in Steelville, Missouri until his death on May 20, 1968. Margaret accepted the Lord many years ago and served him faithfully through the years. She taught Sunday School and Children’s Church for 33 years. She went on mission trips with the most recent one traveling to Mexico at the age of 90 years old. She was known as a prayer warrior.
She enjoyed cooking, sewing, and traveling.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Theophilus and Effie Hinch; husband, James; brothers and sisters, Clyde (Helen) Hinch, Clarience Hinch, Nona (Victor) Doerr, Agnes (James) Graham, and Alice (Mike) De Ciechi; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Norman (Juanita) Cape, Russell (Elaine) Cape, Gerald (Eileen) Cape, Burdette (Reba) Cape, and Theresa (Ed) Schwieder.
She is survived by two sons, James Wilbur “Jim” (Darlene) Cape and Jerry Joe (Lonnie) Cape, all of Cuba, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Alan (Gail) Cape, Randy Cape, Scott (Genifer) Cape, all of Cuba, Missouri, Marsha (Charles) Light of Steelville, Missouri, Michael (Julia) Cape of Rolla, Missouri, Patty (Dan) Doyle of Holton, Kansas and Ed (Tonya) Cape of Tecumsah, Kansas; two step grandchildren, Darren (DeeAnn) Heaton of Cuba, Missouri and Karren (David) Hill of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; 15 great grandchildren, six step great grandchildren, and 18 great great grandchildren; other relatives, and friends.
Pallbearers were her grandsons, Alan Cape, Randy Cape, Scott Cape, Mike Cape, Ed Cape, Charlie Light and Darren Heaton. Honorary pallbearers are her great grandsons, Michael Light, Joshua Cape, Cylas Cape, Nathan Doyle, Caleb Doyle and Ben Doyle.
Visitation was Wednesday, March 3, 2010 from 4-8 p.m. at Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri and funeral service was Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Rivers of Life Fellowship, Steelville, Missouri with Pastors Alan Franklin, Henry Copling, and Chuck Whitmire officiating.
Burial was in the Steelville Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Dawn Michele Cardillo
Dawn Michele Cardillo of Steelville, Missouri was born March 1, 1966 in St. Louis, Missouri to Joseph and Patricia Green Cardillo and passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at her mother’s home in Steelville at the age of 47 years, 3 months and 10 days.
Dawn worked as a sales associate for Mary Kay Cosmetics. She was raised in the Catholic faith and loved to write poems and songs.
She is survived by her parents, Joseph Cardillo of St. Louis, Missouri and Patricia Cardillo of Steelville, Missouri; one brother, Joseph Cardillo of Steelville, Missouri; one sister, Nicole Cardillo of Steelville, Missouri; two half-brothers, Michael Cardillo and Thomas Cardillo of St. Louis, Missouri; special nieces, Briania Le, Shawn Le, Daniele Cardillo, Sarah Cardillo and Gabriele Cardillo who were always part of her life; other relatives and friends.
A memorial visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
There was no service.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.

Estel Leroy Carey
Estel Leroy Carey of Steelville, Missouri was born July 2, 1968 in Sullivan, Missouri to George Leroy and Ina Britton Carey and passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan at the age of 44 years.
He was employed at Huzzah Valley Resort. Estel was raised in the Pentecostal Faith. His hobbies included bowling, camping and being a big fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and wrestling.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harry Gray and Roy and Allie Britton; his father, George Carey; and two brothers, Clayton and Dempsey Carey.
He is survived by his mother, Ina Carey of Steelville, Missouri; wife, Stacie of Steelville, Missouri; three sons, Matthew Paul Carey of Troy, Missouri, Cody Allen Carey and Brandon Leroy Carey, both of Steelville, Missouri; two daughters, Ashley Rene Carey and Lisa Marie Carey, both of Steelville, Missouri; one brother, Cleton Carey of Steelville, Missouri; two sisters, Pamela Hollins of Illinois and Donna Burke of Wisconsin; grandmother, Helen Gray of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 11 a.m. until service time on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Pastor Terry Mahurin officiating.
Special music of “It is Well with My Soul” was sang and played by Joanie Mahurin. Other music of “Daddy’s Hands,” “Go Rest High” and “See” was also played.
Committal prayer and burial were in the Steelville Cemetery at Steelville, Missouri.
Casket bearers were Terry Garrison, Shane Ryerson, Daniel Schilling, Faron Fulliam, Joe Woodson and James Bell.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

Bernice Carl
Bernice Carl, nee Chandler, of Steelville, Missouri was born on Saturday, January 16, 1937 in Davisville, Missouri to Estel M. and Gertrude Mae Brummet Chandler and passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at the age of 76 years, 2 months and 19 days.
Bernice married Marvin Carl on October 8, 1958 in Cuba, Missouri.
She worked a few years at Brown Shoe Industry in Steelville, Missouri then later worked as a caregiver for many families. Her hobbies were embroidering, listening to country music and also Elvis. She enjoyed writing letters, working word puzzles and spending time with her dog “Baby Girl.”
She was preceded in death by her parents, Estel and Gertrude Chandler; husband, Marvin Carl; brothers and sisters, Homer, Lloyd, Doanie, Thelma and Owen Chandler, Homer Whittaker, Elmer (Mabel) Whittaker, Delmar (Bessie) Whittaker, Floyd (Goldie) Chandler, and Leona (Jim) Keasling; and brother-in-law, Jerry Seal.
She is survived by her children, Debbie (Jim) Goers, Ron (Angie) Carl and Roger (Vicki) Carl, all of Steelville, Missouri; step-son, Leroy Carl of Steelville, Missouri; step-daughter, Beverly Dodson of Park Hills, Missouri; brother, Cleo (Jan) Chandler of Steelville, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Pat “Luddie” Chandler of Cuba, Missouri, Bonnie (Tom) Plank of Park Hills, Missouri and Dell Seal of Piedmont, Missouri; grandchildren, J.W., Doug, Roger, Chrissy, Ashley, Amber and Cody; great grandchildren, Eli, Josh, Chase and Kaylee; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Sunday, April 7, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. and funeral service was on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Pastor Bob Coleman officiating.
Burial was at the Steelville Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
 

Edward Homer Carlisle
Edward Homer Carlisle of Leasburg, Missouri was born to Homer and Jenny (Fulton) Carlisle on May 24, 1930 in Leasburg, Missouri and passed away Monday, December 5, 2011 at his home at the age of 81 years.
Ed was united in marriage to Cleo Rowland on February 24, 1951 in Leasburg, Missouri and to this union two children were born. Ed and Cleo celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year.
Ed was a farmer and retired from TRW Ramsey Manufacturing Company in Sullivan after many years of dedicated service. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War and was a longtime member and Deacon of Delhi Baptist Church. Ed enjoyed singing and playing his guitar, deer hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Jenny (Fulton) Carlisle; one sister, Wilma Carlisle.
He is survived by his wife, Cleo Carlisle of the home; two children, Vicky and husband Kenneth Holt of Auburn, Indiana and Terry and wife Gretchen Carlisle of Columbia, Missouri; six grandchildren, Zebadiah and wife Zeynup Holt, Kody and wife Lauren Holt, Kaleb and Wysteria Holt, Sarah Carlisle, Lindsey and husband Bradley Herron; one brother, James and wife Barbara Carlisle of Vandalia, Ohio; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 from 5-8 p.m. at Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Mizell Funeral Home with Pastor Joe Bruno, officiating.
Interment with military honors followed at the Lea Cemetery, Leasburg, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

Jack P. Carollo
Jack P. Carollo of Sullivan, Missouri was born in Sullivan, Missouri at the old Northside Hospital on June 28, 1954 to Pete and Norma (Berti) Carollo and passed away Thursday, December 29, 2011 at the Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital age of 57 years, six months and one day.
He was a life-long resident of Sullivan and graduated from Sullivan High School in 1972. Jack was employed in various jobs between the time he graduated and was married. He enjoyed in his spare time riding motorcycles and racing in Enduro and Hare Scrambles.
On September 15, 1984 Jack was united in marriage to Rebecca Kim Burnett at Sullivan, Missouri.
He then became self-employed as a locksmith and also had an awards and trophy business on the side. Jack loved fishing on the river and in Canada and was also an expert marksman. He found pleasure in cooking, especially Italian cuisine. Jack was an Apple computer fanatic, was a classic rock fan, enjoyed bonfires, barbeques and pool volleyball. On a weekly basis, Jack had lunch or breakfast with his aunts and cousins. Family was his dearest possession; he was fiercely independent and had a big heart. He enjoyed talking to everyone and never knew a stranger.
He is survived by his wife, Kim of the family home; two aunts, Vivian Carbone and Vera Bell; a host of cousins, Jack and Melinda Carbone and family, Jack and Laura Carollo and family, Concetta Sellers, Lou and Peggy Carollo and family, Bob Carollo and Juanita Schuler and family, Mark and Barb Austin and family, Michael Austin, Damon and Mary Jo Berti and family, Dick and Judy Berti and family, Deanne Weber and family, Jerry Berti and family, Robert Berti and family, Norma Lee Hill and family; special friends, Chris and Karen Yoest, Carl and Kelly Sohn, Jim and Deb Jones, Jane and George Reed and Chris and Gary Durbin; other relatives and friends.
A visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, January 2, 2012 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
A family memorial service is planned at a future date.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home.
 


Glenda Jean Caron
Glenda Jean Caron nee Scott of Cuba, Missouri was born in Steelville, Missouri on Friday, October 4, 1946 to Raymond Scott and Bernice (Simon) Scott and passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2009 in Cuba, Missouri at the age of 63 years, 1 month and 13 days.
On November 22, 1964 she was united in marriage to Ronald Caron and to this union four children were born.
Glenda was a devoted Christian and had such a positive outlook on life. She enjoyed reading her Bible, spending time with her family, working in her flower garden, making crafts, crocheting, baking, and collecting pictures. Her passion in life was being with and doing things for her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Bernice Scott; one brother, Ralph Scott and two sisters, Doris Wilkenson and Laura Sturm.
She is survived by her husband, Ron Caron of the home; children, Stoney (Sheila) Caron, Roxie (Matt) Lee and Shelly (Dustin) DeRennaux, all of Steelville, Missouri, and Chad (Shannon) Caron of Cuba, Missouri; 11 grandchildren, Lance (Lauren) Caron and Seth Caron, Brittany Caron, Katie, Matthew, Karlie and Gavin Lee, Abby and Carter DeRennaux and Cameron and Courtney Caron; brother, Ray (Butch) Scott; sisters, Clara Burke, Norma Sitzes, Hazel Parsons, June McConnell, Evelyn Stadola, and Mary Scott; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Thursday, November 19, 2009 from 9-11 a.m. and Memorial service at 11 a.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Jerry Beers officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri


Patsy A. Carpenter
Patsy A. Carpenter nee Hardin of Cuba, Missouri was born in Sikeston, Missouri on January 25, 1937 to Lee Wesley Hardin and Julia Ann Hensley Hardin and passed away on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at the age of 73 years.
She married Christopher C. Carpenter in St. Clair, Missouri on June 7, 1980.
She retired after working the assembly line from the Chrysler plant, Fenton, Missouri and was a member of the UAW. She was a member of the Covenant Praise Church of God, Cuba, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Julia Hardin; husband, Chris; sister, Ruth Clark; brothers, Dennis Hardin and Thelmar Hardin.
She is survived by her children, Kevin Pigg and Demetra (Norman) Weigel, all of Cuba, Missouri and Jackie Ann (Bob) Zagar of Sunset Hills, Missouri; stepchildren, James (Ann) Carpenter of Florissant, Missouri and Sharon (Terry) Bereuter of Maryland Heights, Missouri; brother, Sonny Hardin of Macy, Indiana; sisters, Geneva (Billy) Smith of Herculaneum, Missouri, Opal Harrison of Bowling Green, Kentucky and Betty Hardin of Fenton, Missouri; 12 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Friday, June 4, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. and Funeral service Saturday, June 5, 2010 at noon at the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Mark Smith officiating.
Burial was at the Meramec Hills Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.

Andrea “Andy” Elizabeth Kronable Carrell of St. James, Missouri was born on February 2, 1972 in Fort Polk, Louisiana to Jack and Melba (Wooten) Kronable and passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016.
She is survived by her parents, Jack and Melba Kronable; special friend, Jim Webster; her beloved cats; other relatives and friends.
 

Joda Carrico
Joda M. “Joe” Carrico of Bourbon, Missouri was born on March 9, 1936 at Wild Cherry, Arkansas to Austin and Tressie (Sanders) Carrico and passed away Friday, October 28, 2011 at the age of 75 years.
He lived early life in Wild Cherry, Arkansas before moving to Rockford, Illinois. He honorably served his country in the US Army from 1955-1958.
In 1959, he married Rosalie Johnson and they made their home in Rockford, Illinois and to this union three boys were born.
In 1967, they moved to the Sullivan/Bourbon area and Joe worked at Pea Ridge Mine until it closed. After the mine closed, he went to school at ITT in St. Louis, Missouri. He then went to work at Paramount Cap in maintenance and retired from there.
Joe loved his kids and grandkids first of all, and together with Rosalie took the boys camping many weekends. He also enjoyed his garden, tending the flowers and working in his yard.
He is survived by his wife, Rosalie Carrico of Bourbon, Missouri; three sons, Danny Carrico and wife Carolyn of Bourbon, Missouri, Ronnie Carrico and wife Alba of Bourbon, Missouri and Bobby Carrico of Sullivan, Missouri; one brother, Lee Von Carrico of Bakersfield, Missouri; two half brothers, Donny Carrico and wife Jackie of Texas and Bill Carrico and wife Pat of West Plains, Missouri; one sister, Oleta Mae Bunton of Bourbon, Missouri; five grandchildren, Rachael Bowling, Leanne Weidener and husband, Ben, Erika, Tylor and Austin Carrico; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with an Eagles Memorial service at 7 p.m. Alternative Hospice Chaplain, Alan Amos officiated the funeral service.
Funeral services were conducted 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 from the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with interment and full military honors at the Hill Cemetery, Bourbon, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Glen Eugene Carter
Glen Eugene Carter, 88, of St. Robert, Missouri was born June 21, 1923, in
Rolla, Missouri to James and Mabel Carter and passed away on Saturday, September
17, 2011 at the age of 88 years.
Glen served in the United State Air Force and was a WWII veteran. He retired
after 20 years from Civil Service (Motor Transportation). Two of his greatest
loves were spending time with his family and playing his guitar in church.
He was an active member of the Needmore Mission Church and his wife, the pastor,
is still ministering there. Jeanette writes �The Light� for the Dixon Pilot
newspaper.
He was a half-brother to James, Joyce, Shirley, Donna, Jessie, Effie, Lonnie,
Hershel, Randal, Connie, Patsy and Freda.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Sue Carter of St. Robert, Missouri whom he
married on October 7, 1947; children, Peggy Fedeli of Sterling, Massachusetts,
Judy Chilton of Wesco, Missouri, Glen E. Carter Jr. of St. Robert, Missouri and
Carolyn (step) Schubert of Jefferson City, Missouri; seven grandchildren,
Kimberly Struemph, Sharrie Ruppel, Michael Engle, Edward Ruppel, Robert Barrow,
Stephanie Adkins and Glen E. Carter III; 22 great grandchildren; other relatives
and friends.
The memorial service was held on September 22, 2011 from at the Long-Kloeppel
Funeral Home, Dixon, Missouri.

Marjorie G. Carter
Marjorie G. Carter of St. James, Missouri was born on February 3, 1930 in LaHarpe, Kansas to William Lawson Turley and Linnie (Tate) Turley and passed away Monday, April 8, 2013 at the age of 83 years.
Marjorie was the youngest of 11 children born to her parents.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Linnie Turley; husband, John Carter; and son, Tom Reddington.
She is survived by two sons, Dave Reddington of Albany, Oregon and Jim Reddinton and wife Beth of Rolla, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Audrey Reddington; grandchildren; great grandchildren; dear friends, Toni Subblefield and Leon Childs; other relatives and friends.
Arrangements under the direction of the Null and Son Funeral Home of Rolla, Missouri.
 

Mary Lorene Carter
Mary Lorene Carter of Sullivan, Missouri, was born on December 20, 1928 at Blanche, Missouri to Robert and Verda (Moren) McCleary and passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013 at the age of 84 years, 5 months and 19 days.
Mary was raised in Bourbon, Missouri and was a life-long resident of the Sullivan/Bourbon areas.
On November 5, 1943 she was united in marriage to Seymour W. Carter at Bourbon, Missouri and to the marriage six children were born.
In 1961, the family moved from Bourbon to Sullivan. Mary worked her entire life in the area. She was employed for a time at Paramount Headwear, the former Holiday Inn and International Shoe. However, her main employment was at the former Borg-Warner Company where she retired after 28 years. She enjoyed reading and quilting, growing flowers, camping and fishing. However, her passion was the St. Louis Cardinals.
She was a member of the Automotive Local 777 and Life Member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary of Sullivan, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and verda McCleary; her son, Bill; her husband, Seymour in September of 1977; three brothers, Bunk, Gene and Leon McCleary; and a daughter-in-law, Joyce McCleary.
She is survived by five daughters, Erma Farmer and husband Clarence of Sullivan, Missouri, Gail Ransom of Sullivan, Missouri, Carmen Elledge and husband Gale of Louisiana, Missouri, Doris Jesse and husband Steve of Sullivan, Missouri and Rita Radford and husband Burt of Bourbon, Missouri; three brothers, Junior McCleary and wife Pat of Bourbon, Missouri, Kenny McCleary and wife Gloria of Sullivan, Missouri and Ronnie McCleary and wife Jane of Bourbon, Missouri; one sister, Mamie Gallion of Olney, Illinois; 14 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; numerous step grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Friday evening, June 14, 2013 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 15, 2013 from the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Mike King officiating.
Interment was in Bourbon Cemetery, Bourbon, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Walter Holmes Cartwright
Walter Holmes Cartwright of Spring Bluff, Missouri was born in Leasburg, Missouri, August 2, 1922 to Royal James and wife Dorthea May, nee Kruse, Cartwright and passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at the age of 90 years and 3 days.
In 1938, Walter was was baptized in the Meramec River at Onondaga.
In 1941, Walter graduated from Bourbon High School.
On July 22, 1944, he married Anita Irene Schmidt from the Elmont area north of Sullivan. Walter and Anita were blessed with two children.
Walter was an employee of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 34 years, retiring in 1981. His jobs included lineman, station installer, and PBX installer/repairman.
When Walter retired from Bell Telephone, he was head telephone man at Maritz, Inc. in Fenton, Missouri.
Walter and his family moved to Grover (in St. Louis County) in 1953. They drove back to Bourbon each week for him to teach a Sunday school class at First Baptist Church of Bourbon until 1957 when Walter became Pastor of Moselle Missionary Baptist Church, near St. Clair, Missouri. He pastored Moselle until he started a mission church in the Grover/Pond area in 1971. He was Pastor of First Baptist of Grover for over 23 years.
Through many years of pastoring, teaching, preaching, counseling, serving and helping, Walter had a part in people’s lives being changed. More than anything, he would want people to hear the truth of God’s Word and to know Jesus as their Saviour.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Royal and Dorthea Cartwright; brothers, Henry and James Cartwright; sisters, Pauline Ramstein, Dorothy May (infant); brothers-in-law, Dr. Richard Ramstein, Russell, Hadley, Harold and Roscoe “Ben” Schmidt; sisters-in-law, Ava Owens and Ruth Stevens.
Heis survived by his wife, Anita; daughter, Glenda of the home; one son, Steve and wife Jeanne of Spring Bluff, Missouri; brother, Paul and wife Shirley of Gillette, Wyoming; sisters, Geraldine Mullen and husband Oliver of Sullivan, Missouri, Emma Murphy and husband Dale of Bourbon, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Lorene Cartwright of Wisconsin, Ava Cartwright of Farmington, Missouri and Hilda Schmidt of Sullivan, Missouri; brothers-in-law, Eddie Gene Schmidt and wife Verna, Jimmie Dean Schmidt and wife Peggy, all of Sullivan, Missouri; three grandchildren, Tom Everett and wife Christi of Columbia, Missouri, Daniel Cartwright of Spring Bluff, Missouri and Becky Cartwright Simon and husband Nick of Bourbon, Missouri; one great grandson, Aaron Everett of Columbia, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Saturday, August 11, 2012 from 10 a.m. until time of memorial service at 10:30 a.m. at the New Testament Baptist Church in Sullivan, Missouri.
Interment was private.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Sharon R. Casarotto
Sharon R. Casarotto of Cuba, Missouri was born Thursday, December 3, 1942 to Leo and Alice Marie (nee Giesmann) Bogue and passed away Sunday, May 13, 2012 at Frene Valley Nursing Healthcare in Owensville, Missouri at the age of 69 years.
Sharon was united in marriage to John Casarotto on June 20, 1959 at Cuba, Missouri and to this union three daughters were born.
Sharon spent the first 20 years of her married life staying home and raising children, then in 1978 she went to work for Paramount and was there until the late 1990’s. She then worked at Cuba Manor and finally retired last year from the Cuba McDonald’s. Sharon enjoyed playing bingo, traveling, taking cruises, gardening, canning and shopping with her grandchildren. What she truly enjoyed most was Sunday morning breakfast when she would cook for the whole family and all family gatherings for any occasion or holiday.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Alice Bogue, Sr.; two sisters, Mary and husband John Menz and Pat and husband Charles Waidmann; sisters-in-law, Millie Bogue and Gloria and husband Raymond Littrell and other relatives and friends.
She is survived by her husband of nearly 53 years, John Casarotto of the home; three daughters, Pam and husband John Volner, Pat and husband Ronnie Woodruff and Linda and husband Kenneth Fowler, all of Cuba, Missouri; three grandchildren, Amanda Crow and friend Justin Bunton, Kerry and husband Jake Gassmann and Christopher Volner; six great grandchildren, Macie, Hailee, Dylan, Taylor, Paige and Kloe; three brothers, Richard Leo Bogue, Jr. of Cuba, Missouri, Jerry and wife Donna Bogue of St. John’s, Indiana and Bill and wife Wanda Bogue of Cuba, Missouri; one sister, Shirley Click of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Tuesday, May 15, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at the Mizell Funeral Home with Pastor Alan Miles officiating.
Special music was “When I Get to Where I’m Going,” “Momma’s Song” and “Tears in Heaven.”
Pallbearers were Charles Schroyer, Jerry Bogue, Randy Waidmann, Brian Littrell, Wesley Littrell and Eric Gahr.
Interment and prayers followed at the Meramec Hills Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

Edna Cason of Cuba, Missouri was born in Asheville, North Carolina to AB and Florence Ensley and passed away Thursday, June 30, 2016 at the age of 92 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, AB and Florence Ensley; and daughter Doris Lee Cason.
She is survived by four children, Don Cason and daughter-in-law Debbie of Wildwood Missouri, Reia Hogan and son-in-law Dan of Fenton, Missouri, Alex Cason of St. James, Missouri, Cindy Leathers and son-in-law Mark of Cuba, Missouri; grandchildren; great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
 

John D. “Dode” Cason
John D. “Dode” Cason of Cuba, Missouri was born to Doris and Nellie (Beacock) Cason on February 5, 1921 in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away Thursday, September 1, 2011 at the Missouri Veterans Home in St. James, Missouri at the age of 90 years.
John founded Cason Land Real Estate Company in 1974, which is currently known as Cason & Leathers Real Estate Company.
He honorably served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard Oct. 16, 1939–Oct. 24, 1945. He was a lifetime member of the Cuba V.F.W. Post #7147 and St. Clair A.L. Post. An active member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and Moolah Shrine Temple while living in St. Louis.
John was a boxer for many years and won several titles in his career. He enjoyed raising cattle on his farm and could always be found wearing his cowboy hat and enjoying a good cigar. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Doris and Nellie Cason, Rease and Maude (Ellis) Cason; one daughter, Doris Lee; brothers and sisters, Tommy Cason, Delores Echols, Marcella, Alexander “Zan,” Ted, Shelby, Les and John Cason and Rosalie Lortz.
He is survived by his wife, Maxine Cason of Adair, Oklahoma; former wife, Edna Cason of Cuba, Missouri; four children, Don and wife Debbie Cason of Wildwood, Missouri, Reia and husband Dan Hogan of Fenton, Missouri, Alex Cason of St. James, Missouri, Cindy and husband Mark Leathers of Cuba, Missouri; two step-children, Larry Ebby and Sharon Gay; nine grandchildren, Stephen and wife Jacquie Aplin, Stacey Angelo, Alex, Amy, Casey, Angie and Colt Cason, Mardy and wife Amanda Leathers, Cody and fiance Karisa Leathers; four great grandchildren, Mylinda and Danielle Angelo, Stephen Aplin and Preston Leathers; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Sunday, September 4, 2011 from 2-4 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
VFW service was held at 3 p.m. Funeral service was held on Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 4 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Lathum, officiating.
Cremation followed the service.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

Leah Margaret Cason
Leah Margaret Cason of Cuba, Missouri was born Wednesday, June 24, 1925 at Madison, Illinois to Rex an Dassie (nee Haus) Worley and passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Cuba Manor at the age of 86 years.
Leah was united in marriage to Alexander S. “Zan” Cason on June 28, 1941 at Steelville, Missouri and to this union five children were born.
Leah was very religious and truly walked the walk and talked the talk and was the oldest member of Amazing Grace Community Church. She was a very patient person, never got rattled or upset. She always encouraged everyone to fulfill their dreams and was the original caretaker of everyone and anyone who ever needed her help and assistance.
Leah was known for her cooking, even enjoyed cooking for large gatherings and she could cook wild game extremely well but she personally never ate a bite of it. She spent hours gardening, canning, quilting and crafting. She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rex and Dassie Worley; her husband, Alexander Cason; brother-in-law, Pete Pryor. She is survived by her children, Bob and wife Trude Cason, Jean and husband Ted Rigden, Larry and wife Paula Cason, Joe and wife Kelly Cason and Bill Cason, all of Cuba, Missouri; 15 grandchildren, Rob and wife Stephanie Cason, Becky and husband Keith Doyle, Keith and wife Karin Cason, Mike and wife Jen Cason, Tina Gianino, Tracy and husband Bryan Gibson, Craig Rigden, Chris Rigden, Scott Cason, Kelly and husband Donnie Hatton, Mark and wife Vicki Cason, Jonathan and wife Jordan Cason, Chelsea Cason, Kaleb Cason and Eli Cason; 16 great grandchildren, Leah Cason, Dustin Doyle, Kacey Doyle, Ava Cason, Jack Cason, Chase Cason, Taylor Gibson, Melanie Rigden, Caitlin Rigden, Haley Cason, Jessica Cason, Emily Allen, Alex Hatton, Amanda Hatton, Tyler Cason, Olivia Cason and one more on the way; sister, Dottie Pryor of Overland, Missouri; sister-in-law, Edna Cason of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and many friends.
Visitation was held Friday, March 16, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the Mizell Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Mace officiating. Special music will be provided by pianist Darlene Cape and soloists Mike and Shelly Robinson.
Pallbearers were Leah’s grandsons.
Interment and prayers followed at the Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
 

Trude Cason
Trude Cason of Cuba, Missouri was born on Monday, September 13, 1943 at St. Louis, Missouri to John and Gertrude (nee Lieser) Winkler and passed away Saturday, December 15, 2012 at her home.
Trude was united in marriage to Robert Cason on December 29, 1962 in St. Louis, Missouri and to this union four children were born.
Trude spent her life dedicated to taking care of her family. She spent hours listening to the radio (one was usually on in every room of the house) and could dance to any song playing, especially if it was Chuck Berry. She was the horseshoe champion and was always taking pictures with her camera or others. She was always “Happy Go Lucky” and loved life to the fullest but what she always enjoyed was having all the family together.
Trude and Bob were members of the Amazing Grace Community Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Gertrude Winkler; one brother, Jack Winkler and parents-in-law, Leah and Alexander Cason.
She is survived by her husband of nearly 50 years, Bob Cason of the home; four children, Rob and wife Stephanie Cason of St. Louis, Missouri, Becky and husband Keith Doyle of Cuba, Missouri, Keith and wife Karen Cason of St. Louis, Missouri and Mike and wife Jen Cason of St. Louis, Missouri; six grandchildren, Dustin and Kacey Doyle, Leah, Jack, Ava and Chase Cason; four sisters, Judy and husband Ben Miriani of High Hill, Missouri, Jeanne and husband Dave Nicholson of Benton, Illinois, Mary Kay and husband Henry Taber of St. Louis, Missouri and Opie and husband George McAllister of Cuba, Missouri; sister-in-law, Jean and husband Ted Rigden; brothers-in-law, Larry and wife Paula Cason, Joe and wife Kelly Cason and Bill Cason, all of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at the Mizell Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Mace officiating. Special music was “I’ll Fly Away,” “In My Daughters Eyes” and “I Hope You Dance.”
Pallbearers were Rob Cason, Keith Cason, Mike Cason, Dustin Doyle, Jason McAllister and George McAllister.
Interment and prayers followed at the Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
 

Charles Ray Cassidy of Cherryville, Missouri, passed away Friday, January 4, 2008 at the age of 72 years. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Monday, January 7, 2008 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at the Britton-Bennett Chapel, Steelville, Missouri. Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Nona Gladine Cassidy
Nona Gladine Cassidy nee Brown was born Saturday, December 3, 1910 to the late William Brown and Zelma Anna Ives Brown near Cuba, Mo. and departed this life on Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at the Country View Nursing Home in Bowling Green, Mo. at the age of 91 years, 11 months and 17 days. Nona lived most of her life in Crawford County until moving to Bowling Green, Mo. near her son in the early 1990's. Nona accepted the Lord early in life in an Assembly of God Church, and later attended Center Point Baptist Church before moving away. Nona worked in St. Louis, Mo. during the War, later worked as a waitress at Spare Rib Inn in Steelville, Mo. and 20 years at Brown Shoe Company in Steelville, Mo. before retiring. Nona was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers Billy and Johnny Brown, and one sister, Elsie Wilkinson. Those who remain to mourn her passing are her loving son Dwaine C. Cassidy of Bowling Green, Mo.; one brother, Paul Brown of Charlotte, North Carolina, and one sister, Ida Bradley of Berkley, California; two grandchildren, Fred Arnold "Rowdy" Cassidy of Bowling Green, Mo., and Nona "Dena" Bogert and husband David of Troy, Mo.; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends all who will sadly miss and fondly remember Nona Gladine Cassidy. Visitation was held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, November 21, 2002 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Mo. Funeral service was held Friday, November 22, 2002, at the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville with Rev. Delmar B. Hutson officiating. Valerie Hutson sang How Great Thou Art. Burial was in the Steelville Cemetery in Steelville, Mo. All arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Mo.

Utah “John” Carlton Cassidy
Utah “John” Carlton Cassidy formerly of Steelville, Missouri, was born May 4, 1941 to Carson Columbus and Edna Viola (Decker) Cassidy and passed away February 6, 2013 at the age of 71 years.
He accepted the Lord as his Savior on January 31, 2013.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carson and Edna Cassidy and wife, Margaret Faye Cassidy.
He is survived by his daughters, Tina Maloney and husband Gene, Carla Cassidy and Jeanie Ward and husband Jason; s grandchildren, Christopher Maloney and wife Amber and their children Michelle, Aleyah, Marie and Anthony, Dominic Maloney and wife Doris, Alixandra, Brandon, Jeremy and Riley Utah Ward; other relatives and friends.
 

Gary Lee Carroll Sr.
Gary Lee Carroll Sr. of St. James, Missouri was born March 19, 1952 in St. Louis, Missouri to Ray Vance and Lula (Bell) Carroll, and passed away September 11, 2011 in St. James, Missouri at the age of 59 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Lula Carroll; twin sister, Peggy Carroll and brothers-in-law, Doug Finchem and Andy Valley.
He is survived by his sons, Gary Carroll Jr. and wife Karla of St. Louis, Missouri, Brian Carroll and significant other Casey Ousley of Rolla, Missouri and Jason Carroll and wife Amanda of Rolla, Missouri; daughters, Melissa Pointer and husband Terrance of Lake Station, Indiana, Jennifer Carroll of Imperial, Missouri and Tracey Earls and husband Nathan of St. James, Missouri; brothers, Leon Carroll and wife Virginia of St. Louis, Missouri, Eugene Carroll and wife Charlene of St. Louis, Missouri and Donald Carroll and wife Toni of St. Louis, Missouri; sisters, Wanda Finchem of St. Louis, Missouri, Vivian Henderson of St. Louis, Missouri, Geraldine “Coke” Dillon and husband Mike of St. Louis, Missouri and Shirley Valley of St. Louis, Missouri; 15 grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Thursday, September 15 from 5-7 p.m. at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri.
Visitation was also held on Friday, September 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kutis Funeral Home, St. Louis, Missouri.
Services were held on Friday, September 16, 2011 at 1 p.m. at the Kutis Funeral Home.
Interment at the St. Marcus Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.
Local arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri.

Roy James Catlett
Roy James Catlett of Potosi, Missouri was born August 23, 1942 in Blackwell,
Missouri to William Henry and Sara Christine Richardson Catlett and passed away
Thursday, October 6, 2011 at his home at the age of 69 years.
Roy was an avid hunter and fisherman and was really good at getting his catch of
fish. He was a talented artist and loved to draw. In his spare time, he enjoyed
listening to country music and working on the computer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Sara Catlett; one brother,
Joe Catlett; one sister, Elizabeth Hodges; and four brothers-in-law, Jack Adams,
Jim Bailey, Bill Amos and Walter King.
He is survived by two brothers, Michael Catlett and wife Anna of Cuba, Missouri
and Edward Catlett of California; six sisters, Virginia Bailey and companion Jim
of Steelville, Missouri, Margie King and Pauline O�Brien and husband Andrew, all
of Cuba, Missouri, Catherine Amos of St. Peters, Missouri, Gertrude Moses of
Edmond, Oklahoma and Veronica Adams; brother-in-law, Robert Hodges of Festus,
Missouri; other relatives and friends.
It was his wishes to be cremated.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of
Steelville, Missouri.



Rodney Curt Caudill
Rodney Curt Caudill of Steelville, Missouri was born on February 13, 1952 in Middletown, Ohio to Rodney Chapple Caudill and Vivian Morrison Caudill and passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at the age of 58 years, 2 months and 18 days.
Curt served his country honorably in the United States Navy.
He married Carol “Gina” Harrell on December 15, 2003.
He practiced law until he became disabled. His hobbies were singing, playing mountain music and blues on his banjo, harmonica, dobro and guitar. He was a lifelong fisherman and lover of the Meramec River. A gravel bar ‘Curt’s Island’ was named after him where he caught his first fish. He was a genealogist, storyteller, and a Mark Twain and U.S. constitution scholar. He loved his family especially his daughter and grandson.
He was preceded in death by his father, Rodney Chapple Caudill.
He is survived by his wife, Carol “Gina” Caudill; daughter, Anne (Christopher) Caudill Schrand of Fishers, Indiana; mother, Vivian Morrison Caudill of Indiana; grandson, Drew Schrand; stepson, William (Monica) Adams of Valley Park, Missouri; stepdaughters Crystal Linn (Bob) Pinnell of Steelville, Missouri and Reginia Marie (Don) Adams of Polson, Montana; brother, Dr. Brent (Renee) Caudill of Steelville, Missouri; sisters, Carla (Ron) Caudill Waechter of Muncie, Indiana and Cristin Caudill of Steelville, Missouri; four step grandchildren; good friend and neighbor, Don Gruver of Steelville, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Vivian Jean Morrison Caudill
Vivian Jean Morrison Caudill of Steelville, Missouri was born on Saturday, September 27, 1924 in Anderson, Indiana to John A. and Eunice M. Drennen Morrison and passed away on Friday, March 1, 2013 in Steelville, Missouri at the age of 88 years, 5 months and 2 days.
Vivian enjoyed gardening, cooking, reading, oil painting, and crossword puzzles. She had a beautiful smile, and was a champion whistler of lovely melodies.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rodney C. Caudill; parents, John and Eunice Morrison; son, R. Curt Caudill; and brother, “Jiggs” Earl Morrison.
She is survived by her children, Carla Caudill (Ron) Waechter of Yorktown, Indiana, Cristin Caudill and Dr. Brent (Renee) Caudill, all of Steelville, Missouri; sisters, Mona Hoffman and Dorothy Blevins, all of Anderson, Indiana; sister-in-law, Thelma Caudill of Florida; 12 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
No services were held.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
 

Donald Chandler
Donald Chandler was born June 6, 1945 at Bixby, Missouri to Howard and Lula Faye (Wisdom) Chandler and passed away July 15, 2010 at Potosi, Missouri at the age of 65 years.
On July 2, 1965, he was united in marriage to Catherine Elaine Barton and to this marriage four sons were born.
He was baptized in the early 60’s at Dillard. He enjoyed being with his sons and grandchildren, riding horses, playing music, farming, and hunting. He liked to make knives and fiddles.
He was preceded in death by his father, Howard Chandler; one son, Christopher Allen Chandler; one granddaughter, Jenna Lynn Chandler; one brother, Harold Chandler; one sister, Doris Dunlap and an infant nephew, Seth.
He is survived by his wife, Cathy Chandler of Belleview, Missouri; mother, Faye Chandler of Viburnum, Missouri; three sons, Danny Chandler and wife Jennifer of Davisville, Missouri, Jeffrey Chandler and wife Elizabeth of
Viburnum, Missouri and Allen Chandler and wife Christy of Belleview, Missouri; six brothers, Ronnie Chandler and wife Lynn of Belleview, Missouri, Larry Chandler and wife Joyce of Belleview, Missouri, Garry Chandler and wife Sheila of Black, Missouri, Stanley Chandler and wife Elaine of Viburnum, Missouri, Terry Chandler of Salem, Missouri and Timmy Chandler of Viburnum, Missouri; three sisters, Betty Pryor and husband Darrell of Viburnum, Missouri, Kathy Bellinger and husband Leroy of Bradenton, Florida and Sharon Hedrick and husband Jess of Steelville,
Missouri; two brothers-in-law, Edward Dunlap of Boss, Missouri and Stanley Ray Barton and wife Joni of Boss, Missouri; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Funeral service was July 18, 2010 in the Wilson Mortuary (Viburnum) Chapel with Elder Garry Mathes officiating.
Music was by the Chandler Family.
Pallbearers were Danny, Jeff, Allen, Trent, Colby and Cole Chandler, Branson Dunlap and Scott Chandler.
Interment was in the Upper Indian Creek Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary.

Halic “Whitey” Devoll Chandler
Halic “Whitey” Devoll Chandler of Arnold, Missouri was born January 29, 1924 at Huzzah, Missouri to Halic B. and Plura Goldie Huitt Chandler and passed away Thursday, September 8, 2011 at his home at the age of 87 years.
On May 22, 1946 in St. Louis, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Mary Belle Worley and to this union two children were born.
“Whitey” served his country honorably during WWII in the U.S. Navy. He was a truck mechanic for 34 years at Middle West Freight way in St. Louis.
He attended Peoples Church in Arnold, Missouri. He enjoyed tinkering on old cars, fishing and hunting and going to “Mac” Donalds.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Halic and Plura Chandler; two brothers, Bobby and infant Billy Chandler; one sister, Virginia and husband Carl Frey; two brothers-in-law, Cleatis Worley and Homer Worley; and two sisters-in-law, Argie Volner and husband Zerola and Rose Hammonds and husband Norman.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary Chandler; two sons, Larry Chandler and wife Joanne of Desoto, Missouri and Lennie Chandler and wife Heather of Arnold, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Chandler of St. Louis, Missouri, Ardell Evans and husband Ellis of Steelville, Missouri and Ruby Lowery and husband Jim of Arnold, Missouri; brother-in-law, Joe Worley and wife Linda of Hillsboro, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Tammy Cardona and husband Ty, Wendy Boxdorfer and husband Chad, Todd Chandler and wife Annette, Terry Chandler and wife Angie, Jennifer Koeln and husband Matt, Amanda Boyd and husband Matt, Colter Chandler and Levi Chandler; 20 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 2-7 p.m. on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 12, 2011 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with the family sharing memories and music. Special music selections were “Tennessee Waltz,” “Amazing Grace,” “Peace in the Valley” and “Go Rest High.”
Committal prayer and burial were in the Shoal Creek Cemetery with full military honors by the U.S. Navy and Potosi VFW.
Casket bearers were Terry Chandler, Todd Chandler, Mike Chandler, Wayne Lee, Ty Cardona and Chad Boxdorfer.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.
 

Mary Belle Chandler (nee Worley) of Arnold, Missouri was born August 29, 1926 at Shoal Creek, Missouri to Marion and Myrtle Turnbough Worley and passed away Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the age of 89 years, 11 months and 13 days.
On May 22, 1946 in St. Louis, Missouri, she married Halic “Whitey” Chandler.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Marion and Myrtle Turnbough; her husband, “Whitey” Chandler; one son, Lennie Chandler; four brothers, Cleatis Worley, Clifton Worley, Joe Worley and Homer Worley; and two sisters, Argie Worley and Rose Hammonds and husband Norman.
She is survived by her son, Larry Chandler and wife Jo Anne of Desoto, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Heather Chandler of Arnold, Missouri; two sisters, Ardell Evans and husband Ellis of Steelville, Missouri and Ruby Lowery and husband Jim of Arnold, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Linda Worley of Hillsboro, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Tammy Cardona and husband Ty, Wendy Thomas and husband John, Todd Chandler and wife Annette, Terry Chandler and wife Angie, Jennifer Koeln and husband Matt, Amanda Boyd and husband Matt, Colter Chandler and Levi Chandler; 20 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
 

Oneda Grace Chandler
Oneda Grace Chandler passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at the age of 83 years, 11 months and 11 days. Visitation Wednesday, January 13, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. at the Britton Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri. Funeral service Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Britton Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri. Interment in the Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri. Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
 

Ada Mae Chapman
Ada Mae Chapman of Rolla formerly of Cuba was born November 13, 1910 at Bollinger County, Missouri to the union of John Henry and Hattie (nee: Richard) Newell and left from this life on Monday, October 8, 2012 at Rolla Manor at the age of 101 years 10 months 26 days.
Ada was born when William Howard Taft was our 27th president and her life had spanned 18 presidents. When she was born, the telephone was rare, cars almost non-existent and electrical power available in only a few large cities. It was a horse and buggy time and they washed their clothes by board in the spring nearby and had lines to hang them on to dry. She has been witness to many of the great events that have shaped our nation, including the flu pandemic, two World Wars, the Great Depression and the Korean and Vietnam wars.
In 1925 Ada married Chester Punnell and they lived in Valley Park and Ada helped take care of her younger siblings after her mom passed away in 1926. Before the age of 25, Ada had lost three siblings, three babies, her mother and her husband.
In her late 30’s, Ada went to California with a friend. She lived in San Diego and loved to go dancing, but ultimately decided to move back to St. Louis because she missed her friends and family. She traveled back on a three day train ride. Her entire family was waiting at Union Station to greet her; they all wanted her to go home with them. It was in St. Louis that she met the love of her life Clayton Chapman. They were married in March of 1951.
After retirement they moved to Cuba where they lived until Clayton passed away on October 24, 1995. They were happily married 44 years. While living in Cuba Ada was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Ada is preceded in death by her parents; husbands; three brothers; five sisters; grandson, Greg Chapman and other relatives and friends.
Those who are left to treasure her memory and to continue her legacy are her step children, Clayton C. Jr. “Sonny” and wife Carol Chapman of Baldwin City, Kansas and Betty Ann and husband Pete Baumann of Kennewick, Washington; seven grandchildren, Christy, Sharon, Chris, Mark, Cindy, Eric and Amy; three great grandchildren; a very special great nephew, John and wife Nancy Terrill of Rolla, Missouri; nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces, great-great nephews, great-great-great nieces, great-great-great nephews, great-great-great-great nieces, great-great-great-great nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service were at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at the Mizell Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Knight officiating. Special music will be “One Day at a Time” and “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” by Darlene Cape and Don Britton.
Interment and prayers will follow at the Meramec Hills Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
 

Richard Floyd Chapman of Cuba, Missouri was born in St. Louis, Missouri on Thursday, August 25, 1949 to Noel Adams and Martha Hannah Hopwood Chapman and passed away on Friday, August 5, 2016 at the age of 66 years, 11 months, and 11 days.
Richard married Nancy B. Griffin on May 2, 1972 in St. Louis, Missouri and they celebrated 44 years of marriage in May.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Noel and Martha Chapman; parents-in-law, Violet and William Griffin; sisters, Larene Smith, Rose Marie Chapman and Nancy Swartz; and brother-in-law Fred Gregory.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Chapman of Cuba, Missouri; sisters, Nadine Gregory of Waynesville, Missouri and Violet (Carl) Bergner of Cuba, Missouri; brothers, Kenneth Dale (Mary) Collins of Cuba, Missouri, Noel Chapman and Joe (Anita) Chapman of Bourbon, Missouri; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Beverly (Frank) Krockenberger of O’Fallon, Missouri, Sharon (Wayne) Hartman of Caseyville, Illinois, Daniel (Joyce) Griffin and Gary Griffin of St. Louis, Missouri; aunt, Dorothy Hopwood of Bourbon, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
 

Hollie Nicole Chasen
Hollie Nicole Chasen of Cook Station, Missouri was born December 8, 1994 in St. Louis, Missouri to Christina Maxwell Booker and Lee Chasen and passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 16 years, 11 months and 29 days.
Hollie was a junior at the Steelville High School and involved in many activities such as FFA, basketball, track and softball. Her other activities included 4-H, barrel racing, deer hunting, riding horses, photography and hanging out with friends. She also enjoyed writing and had a unique talent in that area. She loved animals of all kinds and would always welcome a stray. Her three special animals were Bo, her first horse and her other horse, Tonto along with Bella her favorite dog.
Hollie was a very determined young lady with a dynamic personality, a mind of her own, and a very sweet, caring person. She is survived by her parents, Chris and David Booker of Cook Station, Missouri and Lee Chasen of Chesterfield, Missouri; brother and step-brothers, Andrew Chasen of St. Louis, Missouri, Matt Booker of Cook Station, Missouri and Mark Booker of Illinois; three sisters, Lindsay Chasen, Abigail Whitaker and Madison Whitaker, all of Cook Station, Missouri; half-sister, Mariah Morton of Illinois; grandparents, Jody (Gene Koontz) Coleman of Salem, Missouri, Bennie (Joanne) Maxwell of Rolla, Missouri, Faith (late Kenny) Chasen of Chesterfield, Missouri and Fred (Jessie) Booker of Cook Station, Missouri; aunts and uncles, Bob (Debbie) Chasen and Randee (Kevin) Citurs of St. Louis, Missouri, Stephanie Lemon of Hillsboro, Missouri, Benjamin and Joseph Maxwell of Rolla, Missouri, late Neil Maxwell, Doretta (Roy) Soper, Vernon (late Pat) Booker, Brent (Tana) Booker and Ricky (Teresa) Booker, all of Cook Station, Missouri, Don (Ruth Ann) Booker of Lake Spring, Missouri, Dana (Wayne) Richter of Steelville, Missouri, Mike (Pat) Booker and Debbie (Don) Taylor, all of Salem, Missouri and the late Larry Booker; other extended family, the late Tim Stickney Jr., Todd Stickney, Lianne Reizer, Kristin Fox and Tim (late Sandy) Stickney Sr.; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2011 in the Paul E. Simmons Auditorium at the Steelville High School.
A Celebration of Life was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2011 in the Paul E. Simmons Auditorium at the Steelville High School with Pastor Casey Reed officiating. Special music of “I’ll Fly Away” was sung by Casey Reed. Other music of “I Can Only Imagine” and “If I Die Young” was played. Memories were shared by Hollie’s mother, Chris.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Carr Cemetery at Cook Station, Missouri.
Casket bearers were Benjamin Maxwell, Joseph Maxwell, David Priest, Robert Booher, James Booher, Kevin Citurs, Robert Chasen and Matthew Booker. Honorary casket bearers were Brent Booker, Mike Turnbough and Todd Stickney.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

Elmer E. Chew
Elmer E. Chew was born February 14, 1931 in Pacific, Missouri to Harry and Helen Chew, and passed away January 14, 2012 in Cuba, Missouri at the age of 80 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Helen Chew; his brothers, Harry Edward Chew Jr. and Harold Chew; nephew, Ben L. Chew Jr. and sister-in-law, Dorma Lee Chew.
He is survived by his brothers, Robert Chew and significant other Shirley Beal of Bolivar, Missouri and Ben Chew and wife Arbell of Cuba, Missouri; sister, Peggy Danley of Mt. Vernon, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James, Missouri.
Services were held on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 1 p.m. at James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James, Missouri with Mary Taylor officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of James & Gahr Mortuary of St. James, Missouri.
 

Linda Jean Chick
Linda Chick of Bourbon, Missouri was born in Rolla Missouri on September 30, 1958 to Cecil and Rosemary Dennison Graddy and passed away Friday, November 23, 2012 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 54 years.
She and Jim Chick were married July 18, 1998 at the First Baptist Church in Leasburg, Missouri.
Linda and Jim operated Chick Printing in Bowling Green, Missouri and Bourbon, Missouri for many years splitting their time between both communities. Linda always put her family and friends first, in spite of her own health problems. She loved to cook and share with others and worried about and spoiled her husband.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Rosemary Graddy; a brother, Kenneth Graddy and a nephew, Doug Parker.
She is survived by her husband, Jim Chick; two stepsons, James Chick and Daniel and wife Micelle Chick, both of St. James, Missouri; three grandsons, James, Wyatt and Logan Chick of St. James, Missouri; brother, Jimmy Madison and wife Trisha of Bourbon, Missouri; four sisters, Barbara Idey and husband James of Lebanon, Missouri, Darlene Parker and husband John of Washington, Missouri, Rosanne Shepard and friend Mark Randolph of Rogers, Arkansas and Angela Monda and husband Ron of Cuba, Missouri; special daughter-in-law, Tracie Chick; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Monday, November 26, 2012 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at the First Baptist Church of Leasburg with the Rev. Anthony Amato officiating.
Burial followed at the Lea Cemetery in Leasburg, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
 

Mona Delores Childs (nee Keathley) of St. Louis, Missouri, formerly of Burleson, Texas, was born on Saturday, July 2, 1932 in Dallas, Texas to Jesse Dalton and Ruby Gladys (Strait) Keathley and passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at the age of 84 years, 1 month and 26 days.
Mona married Travis William Childs on December 6, 1951 in Dallas, Texas and to this union three children were born.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Ruby Keathley; husband, Travis William Childs; brothers, Jesse Dalton Keathley, Jr., and Clifton Wayne Keathley; and sister-in-law, Nita Childs.
She is survived by her children, Carol (Vince) Szymkowiak of St. Louis, Missouri, Retha Lynn (Jerry) Simmons of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Travis “Scott” (Christina) Childs of Arlington, Texas; brother, Ronald David (Judy) Keathley of Texas; sisters-in-law, Jo Keathley of East Texas, Ruby Keathley of Dallas, Texas, and Laverne (George) Epps of Texas; brothers-in-law, Tommy Childs of Texas and John (Marlene) Childs of Texas; grandchildren, Amy (Brad) England of Steelville, Missouri, Vincent Travis (Tiffani) Szymkowiak of Anchorage, Alaska, Joy (Jamie) Hollar of Charlotte, North Carolina, Chrystal (Judson) Langston of Fairview, North Carolina and Dusty Childs of Arlington, Texas; great grandchildren, Conner England and Emma England both of Steelville, Missouri, Macie Hollar and Hoke Hollar, both of Charlotte, North Carolina, V.J. Szymkowiak, Lacey Szymkowiak and Darlie Szymkowiak, all of Anchorage, Alaska; other relatives and friends.
 


Willa Bea Chrisco
Willa Bea Chrisco was born March 10, 1934 at Shannon County, Missouri and passed away June 3, 2010 in St. Louis, Mo. at the age of 76 years.
On May 12, 1951, she was united in marriage to William Dan Chrisco and to the marriage two children were born.
Willa was employed as a factory worker for several years and had made her home in Salem, Missouri since 2003. She was baptized a Jehovah’s
Witness on September 5, 1987.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Bertha Derryberry; husband, William Dan Chrisco: one brother, Bob Derryberry; two sisters, Louise Ellerman and Joyce Baugh, and one step son, Vernon Chrisco.
Survivors include: two children, Jimmy Chrisco of Arkansas and Susan Ard and husband David of Salem, Missouri; two step sons, David Chrisco of Salem, Missouri and Donald Chrisco and wife Jerry Ann of Cuba, Missouri; three sisters, Elsie Briggs of Summersville, Missouri, Emogene Prater and Virginia Keys of Illinois; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren; 10 step grandchildren; many step great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Memorial service was Saturday, June 5, 2010 in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses with Russell Blattner officiating.
Arrangements under direction of Wilson Mortuary Chapel, Salem, Missouri.

James Allen Christeson
James Allen Christeson of St. James, Missouri was born December 8, 1961 in St. Louis, Missouri to Melvin and Edna Marie Raymo Littleton and passed away suddenly at his home on Friday March 22, 2013 at the age of 51 years.
On April 29, 1995, in Potosi, Missouri, James was united in marriage to Susan Lynn Railey.
He is survived by wife, Susan Christeson of St. James, Missouri; son, Randall Christeson-Railey and wife Jennifer of Bland, Missouri; daughter, Crystal Christeson-Railey of St. James, Missouri; brothers, John Christeson and wife Shirley of Potosi, Missouri and Dale Christeson and wife Ann of St. James, Missouri; sisters, Louise Strauser and husband Donald of Mineral Point, Missouri, Donna Zimmer of Arkansas, Edna Belcher and husband Jerry of Belle, Missouri, Carol Belcher and husband Ronald of St. James, Missouri; grandchildren, Carlos Castillo, Hannah Railey and Skylee Railey; other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday March 26, 2013 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri with Mick Thrasher officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
 

Tyler Lee Christie
Tyler Christie was born on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 in Rolla, Missouri to Ted Christie Jr. and Kammy Evans of Steelville, Missouri and passed away at his home in Steelville, Missouri on Monday, October 12, 2009 at the age of 3 months and 11 days.
He was preceded in death by his great grandparents, Wanda and Richard Evans, Polly and Stanley Haddox, Ruth and Paul McGruder; great uncles, Ronald Evans and Roger Gruber.
He is survived by his parents, Ted Christie Jr. and Kammy Evans; four brothers, Dakota Brooks, Seth and Andrew Wideman, and Ted Christie, III; two sisters, Katilynn and Amber Christie; grandparents, Rita Evans, Larry and Ruthann Myers, all of Steelville, Missouri, Daniel Haddox and Lora Butler of Owensville, Missouri, Ted Christie, Sr. of Arnold, Missouri; and great grandparents, Louise and Donald Christie of Arnold, Missouri.
Visitation was Thursday October 15, 2009 from 6-8 p.m. at Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral service was Friday October 16, 2009 at 10 at Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Paul Davis officiating.
Burial at the Boss Cemetery, Boss, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
 

Nancy J. Christopher of Cuba, Missouri was born to Warren and Betty (Witt) Byington on October 2, 1965 in Canoga Park, California and passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the age of 49 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Warren and Betty (Witt) Byington; father-in-law, Neil G. Christopher Jr.
She is survived by her husband, Neil G. Christopher III; two children, Neil G. Christopher IV and Amanda Christopher; two grandchildren, Airhanna and Neil G. “Cinco” Christopher V, all of Cuba, Missouri; one sister, Donna and husband Caleb Bland of Cuba, Missouri; one brother, Louis Byington of Sullivan, Missouri; mother-in-law, Lynette LaTour of Cuba, Missouri; step-mother-in-law, Gwen Christopher of Leasburg, Missouri; four sisters-in-law, Lauri Sanders of Steelville, Missouri, Brenda and husband Mike Taylor of Pennsylvania, Bobbi Jo and husband Mike Meyer of Cuba, Missouri, Brandy and husband Don Howdeshell of Rolla, Missouri.
 

Freda Jesteen Claas
Freda Jesteen Claas of New Haven, Missouri, was born in Leslie on January 11, 1915 to Nellie (Vaughn) and William Shaw and passed away Sunday, March 27, 2011, at the New Haven Care Center in New Haven, Missouri at the age of 96 years, 2 months and 16 days.
On July 6, 1931 in Leslie she was united in marriage to Carl Claas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; a son, Harold Claas and two brothers, Ollin and Marvin Shaw.
She is survived by her children, Charles Claas and wife Fern of Beaufort, Missouri, Jerry Claas and Jan of Gerald, Missouri and Betty McGowan and husband Richard of Bourbon, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Dorothy Claas of Gerald, Missouri; sister, Delma Shaw of Owensville, Missouri; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation began at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2011.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville with Rev. Terry Knight officiating.
Burial was in the St. Paul’s Cemetery in Gerald, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Gottenstroeter Funeral home in Owensville, Missouri.

Jerry Carl Claas
Jerry Carl Claas of Gerald, Missouri was born in Leslie, Missouri on May 27, 1940 to Carl and Frieda (Shaw) Claas and passed away on Friday, April 5, 2013 at his residence at the age of 72 years, 10 months and 9 days.
He had served his country with the United States Army.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Claas.
He is survived by his lifelong partner, Janet McMinn; children, Chris Gibson and husband Kenny of Gerald, Missouri, Marina McMinn of Poplar Bluff, Missouri and Katrina McMinn and special friend Randy Lightbody of Owensville, Missouri; brother, Charlie Claas and wife Fern of Beaufort, Missouri; sister, Betty McGowan and husband Rich of Bourbon, Missouri; sister-in-law, Dorothy Claas of Gerald, Missouri; 12 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Monday, April 8, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. at the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Gerald, Missouri.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Gerald, Missouri with Rev. Terry Knight officiating.
Burial was in the St. Paul’s Cemetery in Gerald, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home, Gerald, Missouri.

Mary Elizabeth Clark
Mary Elizabeth Clark was born October 9, 1980 at Columbia, Missouri to the union of Larry and Zelma Alexander Garrison and passed away Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Bourbon, Missouri at the age of 31 years.
Mary was united in marriage to Eugene Clark and she spent her life as a homemaker and hanging out with her friends and family. She was known for have the “biggest heart” and loved kids. She enjoyed reading and going to the river.
She was preceded in death by her father, Larry Garrison and other relatives and friends.
She is survived by her mother, Zelma Alexander of Cuba, Missouri; husband, Eugene Clark of Cuba, Missouri; five children, Valerie, Austin, Kayla, Brendan and B.J.; one brother, Tim Garrison of Cuba, Missouri; three sisters, Tammy and husband Ray Miller of Lodi, Ohio, Mindy Garrison of Cuba, Missouri and Amanda and husband Steve Schlitt of Gray Summit, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was held at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2012 at Hoppe Spring Park in Steelville, Missouri with Ellen Ryerson officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.


Roy Harvey Clawson
Roy Harvey Clawson was born November 8, 1937 in Brookfield, Missouri to Vahl and Oweda Clawson and passed away Thursday, August 11, 2011 at his home in Sandpoint, Idaho at the age of 73 years.
He graduated from Brookfield High School and the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. His entire career was spend as an educator and he had the privilege of teaching two brothers and both of his sons. His first years of teaching were in Meadville, Missouri. He then taught at Brookfield where he was a math teacher and a track and football coach. He also taught at Hickman High School in Columbia and while there obtained his Master’s Degree.
After his stateside experience, Roy began teaching for the Department of Defense Dependents Schools. He taught in Ethiopia, Africa; Wiesbaden, Germany; Karamursel, Turkey; Lakenheath, England and Augsburg, Germany. Upon retiring, he moved to Heidelberg, Germany with wife, Mary, who continued to teach until her retirement in 2010. They them moved to their retirement home in Sandpoint, Idaho.
Roy loved his overseas adventures, including traveling for six weeks across Africa. One of his other experiences included going across Russia on the Siberian Railway, taking a boat across the China Sea to Japan and then flying there to Oregon. He has traveled in all the countries of Europe except Albania. He also enjoyed fishing trips to Canada.
Roy married Mary Ellen Bushie in St. Moritz, Switzerland on January 21, 1980 and to this union two sons were born.
He was preceded in death by four sisters, Arlene, Myrtle, Doris Barron and Judy Tate and three brothers, Ira Lee, Mervil and Billie.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons, Brenden of Portland, Oregon and Cameron of St. Louis, Missouri; three sisters, Luzenia (Clarence) Arthaud of Wheeling, Neva (Robert) Wombwell of Brookfield, Missouri and Hazel Doss of Chillicothe, Missouri; four brothers, Robert (Pat) Clawson of Brookfield, Missouri, Jerry Clawson of Florida, Richard (Trudy) Clawson of Brookfield, Missouri, Donald (Ann) Clawson of O’Fallon, Missouri and Ron (Julie) Clawson of Warrensburg, Missouri; mother-in-law, Essie Hale of St. James, Missouri; sister-in-law, Sandy (Richard) Gilmore of Iowa; three brothers-in-law, Flavis Borron of California, Larry Tate of Linneus and Steve Bushie of Eldon, Missouri; his Dinosaur Club buddies in Heidelberg, Germany; other relatives and friends.
Celebrations of his life will be held at a later date in Sandport, Idaho and Brookfield, Missouri.

Richard Louis Clemans
Richard Louis Clemans was born to Walter N. and Josephine (Liska) Clemans on October 4, 1925 in Ft. Worth, Texas and passed away at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Missouri on Sunday, September 2, 2012 at the age of 86 years, 10 months, and 29 days.
At the age of seven, the family moved to rural Boyd, Texas where he graduated from high school. Richard served in the military during World War II from 1942 to 1946.
He attended Southern Methodist University and earned Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Divinity degrees. He served as Methodist Student Director at two colleges, as Minister of Christian Education at three churches, and as pastor of four churches living in Texas, Michigan and Missouri during this time.
On June 12, 1949 he was united in marriage to Jeannette Evans and to this union four children were born.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Josephine Clemans.
He is survived by his wife, Jeannette Clemans of St. James, Missouri; three daughters, Brenda Catherine Miller of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Laura Jane McGibney of Lebanon, Illinois and Rebecca Louise Clemans of McLean, Virginia; and one son, David Charles Clemans of Dallas, Texas; seven grandchildren; several great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
 

Alice Mildred Clift
Alice Mildred Clift, of Edgar Springs, Missouri was born on October 27, 1943 in Colorado to Martin Heavin and Dora Mae (Bates) Heavin and passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at the age of 69 years.
On February 18, 1961, she married Jewel “Mack” Clift who preceded her in death on July 14, 2002.
Alice loved to fish, crochet and sing. She loved her family most of all!
She is survived by her two daughters, Wanda Clift and Dora “Dodie” Greer, both of Edgar Springs, Missouri; two brothers, William Heavin of Rolla, Missouri and Gary Heavin and wife Connie of St. James, Missouri; four grandchildren, B.J. Wilson, D.J. Wilson, Bridgett Hamby and husband Justin and Cally Greer; and three great grandchildren, Mackinzie, Madison and Jade; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held prior to the service beginning at 11 a.m. at the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.
Funeral service was conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.
Interment followed in the Smith Cemetery in Edgar Springs, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.

Denise Alice Cloninger
Denise Alice Cloninger was born November 27, 1957 in Gary, Indiana to Warren Dean and Ruth Ann (nee Cleary) Cloninger and passed away at the Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri after a long battle with diabetes on June 10, 2013 at the age of 55 years.
Denise was a quirky soul with a passion for music, making jewelry, cracking jokes and causing trouble (this is said with affection) with her family and friends and while she was able, adopting dogs and cats from shelters to give them a loving home. If a pet was lucky enough to be adopted by Denise, it certainly hit the jackpot. Denise was involved with charity work and volunteered as often as she could at many events.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dean and Ruth Cloninger.
She is survived by her brother, David and wife Cherie of Anchorage, Alaska; two sisters, Terry and husband Mark Jonas of West Park, Florida and Patricia and husband Vincent DeMarco of Cuba, Missouri; special friends, Jim Lawless and Tom Fischer; other relatives and friends.
While her death was met with tears from those who will miss her, it was also met with gratitude and relief that her years of pain and suffering were at an end.
Denise’s left her body to a teaching hospital so that others could learn from the insidious disease that took her so young.

Jennifer M. Clonts was born June 28, 1977 in Sullivan, Missouri to Kenneth and Debra (Frohbieter) Clonts of Cuba, Missouri and passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at the age of 38 years.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Kevin Clonts.
She is survived by her parents, Kenneth and Debra Clonts; one brother, Tom Clonts of Sullivan, Missouri; sister-in-law, Carla Clonts of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Burial in the Oak Hill Cemetery in rural Cuba, Missouri.

Lindell “Lin” Earl Clonts
Lindell “Lin” Earl Clonts of St. James, Missouri was born July 14, 1927 in Shirley, Missouri to Walter Bascom Clonts and his wife Jessie Maude Harmon Clonts and passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013 in Rolla, Missouri at the age of 85 years.
On April 9, 1950 in Rosati, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Christine Piazza and to this union three children were born. Christine preceded him in death in 2012.
Lin grew up in Steelville and graduated from Steelville High School. He served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. During the early 1950’s, he worked in the Bahamas building airstrips. After marriage and living in Steelville for a short time, he took his wife and family to St. Louis where their children were raised. He worked in concrete construction, helping to build the Arch and the second St. Louis Cardinal stadium. He was a member of the Laborers Union Local #42.
He was raised in the Presbyterian Church and attended Catholic Mass with Margo, his daughter, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Rosati.
Lin never met a stranger and always loved to tell stories. He always enjoyed entertaining and cooking while visiting and telling many jokes. He was always adamant about keeping his kids on the straight and narrow path or keeping his “chicks in a row.” He also enjoyed tinkering in the garage and was always ready for a garage sale.
He is survived by his two sons, Grayling Miles Clonts and wife Kathy of Mt. Home, Arkansas and Lance Lendo Clonts and wife Melissa of Troy, Missouri; one daughter, Margo Lynn Clonts of St. James, Missouri; one brother, Emery Clonts and wife Marlene of Steelville, Missouri; one brother in-law, Lawrence Piazza and wife Mary Ann of Cuba, Missouri; and one sister in-law, Lillian Clonts of Phoenix, Arizona; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Christine Clonts; seven brothers, Edwin Buck Clonts and wife Susie, Lester Clonts, Darrell Clonts and wife Donna, Paul, Estel, Glenn and Raymond Clonts; and one sister, Eilene Cape and husband Gerald.
Visitation was from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Memorial services were held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home with Father Charles Pardee officiating. Special memories were shared by his two children.
Committal prayer and inurnment were in the Hibler Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri with full military honors given by the U.S. Army and St. James VFW.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.


John Hawkins Cochran, Jr.
John Hawkins Cochran, Jr. was born on October 27, 1935 in Houston, Texas to John H. Sr. and Genevieve Marion (Young) Cochran and passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 in Vichy, Missouri at the age of 74 years, 6 months and 1 day.
John Cochran was united in marriage to Judith Anning in 1956 and to this union two daughters were born. In 1980 John married Mary Ann Spurling and adopted Terasa (Siegele) Fadem of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Richard Siegele of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
John Cochran spent his early childhood and formative years in Houston and Lubbock, Texas. He graduated high school from St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin, Texas in 1954. John graduated from Texas Tech University in 1959 in Lubbock, Texas with a BA degree in Chemistry and a BS degree in Chemical Engineering. Hebegan his career with Sinclair Refining Company at their Pasadena, Texas oil refinery. In 1963 he embarked on a new career as a computer systems analyst with the Univac division of Sperry Rand Corporation. He remained with that company until his retirement in 2000. In 2003 John and his wife, Mary Ann built their retirement home in Vichy, Missouri. Since hisretirement he enjoyed raising cattle and living in the rural community.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John H. Sr. and Genevieve Cochran.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann of Vichy, Missouri; daughters, Dr. Judy Kay Lewis DVM of Phoenix, Arizona, Kitty DeBock of Quinlan, Oklahoma and Terasa Fadem of Tulsa, Oklahoma; son, Richard Dale Siegele of Tulsa, Oklahoma; one brother, L. Wallace Cochran of Lubbock, Texas; one sister, Bonnie Brown of Epswich, Massachusetts; nine grandchildren; one great grandchild; other relatives and friends.
Services were Friday, April 30, 2010 at 10 a.m. at the Forest City Christian Church in St. James, Missouri with Gene Branson officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Lester J. Cochran
Lester J. Cochran of St. James, Missouri was born October 24, 1918 in Vichy, Missouri to Boley and Lou Ellen (Hays) Cochran and passed away December 28, 2010 in St. James, Missouri at the age of 92 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Boley and Lou Ellen Cochran; his first wife, Etta Anna Cochran (1963); son, Robert Cochran (1999); brother, Earnie Cochran; sisters, Oma Spencer, Effie Harrison and Mae Sharp; and daughters-in-law, Ada Cochran and Debbie Henson.
He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Cochran of St. James, Missouri; daughter, Lucreta Yates of St. James, Missouri; sons, Paul Cochran and wife Linda of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, Larry Cochran and wife Diana of Alameta, California, Kenneth Cochran of Peoria, Illinois, Lester (Pug) Henson of St. James, Missouri and Vic Henson and wife Jackie of Rolla, Missouri; brothers, Elmer Cochran and wife Karen of St. James, Missouri and Alfred Cochran and wife Norma of Rolla, Missouri; 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Thursday, December 30, 2010 from 6-8 p.m. at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri.
Services were held on Friday, December 31, 2010 at 2 p.m. at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri with Carol Hudler officiating.
Interment at the Rolla City Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of James & Gahr Mortuary of Rolla, Missouri.

Opal Beatrice Codemo
Opal Beatrice Codemo was born March 16, 1927 to Charles Jefferson and Adda Elvira DeNoon Adams and passed away Saturday, September 8, 2012 at the Golden Living Center in St. James, Missouri at the age of 85 years.
On March 3, 1948 Opal was united in marriage to Nick Codemo.
Opal lived her entire life in St. James, Missouri. She grew up on a farm and after marriage, she continued the farm life. Opal and her husband operated a dairy farm for over 60 years. She enjoyed the life of a farmer’s wife. Caring for her family and grandchildren was a great part of her life. She loved cooking for the family and making everyone’s favorite food. She loved to crochet and if you visited her home you would see her work around the house.
She was active helping her family with 4-H and always helped the family at the fair with their Guernsey cattle. She enjoyed reading and taking care of her dog that followed her everywhere.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Adda Adams; one son-in-law, Mike Hamilton; four brothers, Herman DeNoon, Charles Adams, Sam Adams and Andy Adams; and sister-in-law, Nora Adams.
She is survived by her husband, Nick Codemo of St. James, Missouri; three daughters, Betty Hartman and husband Ron of Mulberry Grove, Illinois, Barbara Hamilton of St. James, Missouri and Opal Ann Williams and husband Terry of St. James, Missouri; seven grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, September 10, 2012 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri with John Kinkead officiating.
Pallbearers were Brian Adams, Scott Adams, Bill Wehmeier, Russ Falkenrath, Morgan Adams and Dawson Enloe.
Honorary pallbearers were Joey Williams, Riley Williams, Holden Enloe, Braden Hartman, Connor Hartman, Wyatt Davis and Weston Davis.
Burial was in the family plot at the St. James Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
 

Louise Dease Coffey
Louise Dease Coffey of Cuba, Missouri was born Sunday, October 12, 1926 at Laurel, Mississippi to John and Gladys Louise (nee White) Dease and passed away Thursday, June 21, 2012 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan at the age of 85 years.
Louise retired after 30 years of dedicated service as a Data Programmer for the Civil Service Department of Defense located at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. She always enjoyed working outside in her flower gardens.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Gladys Dease; two sisters, Juanita and husband Roy Pitts and Pat Turan Schultz; three brothers-in-law; Van Blackledge, Raymond Turan and Walter Schultz
She is survived by her son, Claude Coffey of Cuba, Missouri; one daughter, Geneva Louise and husband Ken Conner of Johnson City, Tennessee; one granddaughter, Heather and husband David Klein of Durango, Colorado; two sisters, Mildred Blackledge of Pascagoula, Mississippi and Norma and husband Jerry Gardner of Biloxi, Mississippi; other relatives and friends.
Graveside service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2012 at the Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Paul Lathum officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.

Loretta C. Coffman of Jefferson City, Missouri, formerly of Linn, Missouri, was born December 3, 1925 in Linn, Missouri to Rainhart “Rainey” and Gertrude (Vossen) Schaefer and passed away on Monday, August 10, 2015, at the age of 89 years.
On October 10, 1964, she was united in marriage to James Edward Coffman, Jr. in St. Louis, Missouri
In addition to her parents and spouse of 21 years, She was preceded in death by her parents, Rainhart and Gertrude Schaefer; husband of 21 years, James on November 2, 1985; one son, James Coffman III; one daughter, Barbara Heriford; three brothers, Bill, Joe and Herbert Schaefer; one sister, Leona Bert; and an infant sister.
She is survived by two grandchildren, James “Jimmy” Coffman IV of Jefferson City, Missouri and Sarah Coffman of Jefferson City, Missouri; four great grandchildren, Kaelyn and Treysen Coffman and Peyton and Kyler Stark.
Interment in the Steelville Cemetery in Steelville, Missouri.
 

Robert J. Coffman
Robert J. Coffman of Nixa, Missouri, was born February 20, 1935 in St. Louis, Missouri, to James L. and Ora Fay (Padgett) Coffman and passed away Saturday, August 20, 2011 in St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota, at the age of 76 years.
He was united in marriage on June 13, 1959 in Salem, Missouri to Nan Christensen.
He was currently owner/operator, with his brother James, of Roberts-Judson Lumber Company in Salem and Cuba, Missouri.
He was a member of Salem Christian Church in Salem, a member and past-master of Cuba Masonic Lodge No. 312, Cuba; Scottish Rite Bodies, Joplin; Abou Ben Adhem Shrine, Springfield and the Royal Order of Jesters, where he served as Director in 2010.
Bob was an avid reader, history buff, enjoyed being on his pontoon boat and a great storyteller.
He is survived by his wife, Nan; three daughters, Kimberly Stock and husband John, Karen Weisman and husband Tim and Kathryn Craft and husband Mike; two granddaughters, Sarah and Sydney; four grandsons, John Robert, Grant, A.J. and Eli; a brother, James L. Coffman and wife Mary; two cousins, Jay Padgett and wife Mindy and Julia Padgett; a sister-in-law, Janet Rogers and husband Arvy; other relatives and friends.
Memorial graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 28, 2011 in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Salem, Missouri under the direction of the J.D. Lee and Sons Funeral Home, Rogersville, Missouri.

Charles Edward Coggins
Charles Edward Coggins of Leasburg, Missouri was born on January 10, 1952 in Blytheville, Arkansas to John Marvin and Jean (Adkirson) Coggins and passed away Friday, January 6, 2012 at the age of 59 years.
Charlie, as most knew him, honorably served his country in the US Army.
He married Sharon Kay Hansel on August 18, 1979 in Arnold, Missouri.
Charlie retired from the UAW Local 110 after working at the Chrysler plant in Fenton, Missouri. Charlie really enjoyed spending time with his family, barbecuing and playing with the kids. “Good Time Charlie” as he was referred to by his motorcycle friends, was adored by children and was a big kid himself with a colorful personality and sometimes language.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Jean.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon of the family home; five children, Anthony “Todd” Dunn and wife Christie of Rolla, Missouri, Sean Dawson and wife Shannon of Festus, Missouri, Dawn Coggins and fiancé Terry “Jim” Johnson of Rosebud, Carrie Toon and husband Brad of Lubbock, Texas, and Celina Coggins and friend Troy Steller of Fenton, Missouri; his father, John Marvin Coggins of St. Louis, Missouri; two brothers, Theodore Coggins and wife Oxsun of Scottsdale, Arizona and John Coggins and wife Billie of Imperial, Missouri; a sister, Donna Turner and fiancé Carl of Desoto, Missouri; 14 grandchildren: Brooke, Rob, Chris, Alyssa, Olivia, Luke, Paige, Luke, Devon, Ashley, Brian, Chelsie, Kayla, Alana; two great grandchildren Alona, Kaylee; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 9, 2012 at the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home.
Burial and military honors followed in Lea Cemetery with Pastor Tony Amato and Steve Weller officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

 

John W. Cole
John W. Cole of Rolla, Missouri was born on October 16, 1922 at Flat River, Missouri to William and Lucille Bennett Cole and passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center at the age of 89 years, 10 months and 25 days.
John was a Cartopher at USGS in Rolla, Mo, for many years. He was a 50-year member of the Elvins Lodge #599 AF & AM Masonic Lodge in Flat River, Missouri. He was a member of the Abou Ben Adahm Temple in Springfield, Missouri, and was a member of the Scottish Rite. John was very active in Boy Scouts and had received the Silver Beaver Award.
John and his wife Bernadine were active in the Eastern Star and John served as a Worthy Patron of the Rolla Lodge. John was a graduate of Flat River Junior College in 1943 and a graduate of University of Missouri College of Agriculture in 1946. He was a member of the Rolla First Presbyterian Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernadine Mary (Govreau) Cole on March 27, 2008 and his brother, Robert Cole.
He is survived by dear friends, A.C. Harris and wife Phyllis of St. James, Missouri; cousins, John Hadley Bennett of Jefferson City, Missouri, Bess Stamel (Tom) of Ironton, Missouri, Belinda Rollens (Don) of Cleveland, Tennessee, Lyman Hardeman (Marie) of Austin, Texas, Ben Hardeman (Nancy) Bryan, Texas; other relatives other friends.
Visitation was on Sunday, September 16, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri. The ceremonies for the Eastern Star and the Masonic Lodge followed the visitation at 8 p.m.
Funeral services were conducted on Monday, September 17, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Rolla, Missouri with Lee Jennings officiating.
Pallbearers were Glenn Matlock, David Elrod, Phil Bailey, Keith Malone, Mark Eudaly and Clark Harvery.
Burial was in the Ozarks Hills Memorial Gardens in Rolla, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Nancy A. Cole of Cedar Hill, Missouri was born February 20, 1940 at Georgetown, Arkansas to Mamard and Lucille (nee Smith) Robinson and passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at the age of 76 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mamard and Lucille Robinson; husband, Beuthal Cole; two sons, William and Kenneth VanMierlo; one brother, Wesley Robinson; one sister, Donna Eads; and two brothers-in-law, Verlon Bittle and Edward Black.
She is survived by her son, Bruce VanMierlo of Cedar Hill, Missouri; three grandchildren, Crystal Burbank of Boise, Idaho, Tommy Vanmierlo of Tennessee and Tracy and husband Nick Hall of Columbia, Ohio; four great grandchildren, Samantha and husband Jacob Klines, Alex Burbank and Caylin Miliam and Jaycob Hall; two great great grandchildren, Aubrey Klines and Zander Burbank; two sisters, Patricia Bittle of Edgemont, Arkansas and Judy Black of Dittmer, Missouri; one brother, Roger and wife Nora Robinson of Leasburg, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
 


Deloris Coleman
Deloris Coleman of Leasburg, Missouri was born in Rolla, Missouri on July 10, 1935 to Archibald and Flossie (Bowen) Lanning and passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013 in Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 77 years.
In November of 1953 Deloris Lanning married Donald Coleman to this union fours boys were born.
Deloris was devoted to her family and cherished every second that was spent with her grandchildren. She loved traveling, reading and puzzles. She was also an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan. She will be lovingly miss by all that knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Archibald and Flossie Lanning; her sister, Wanda Miller; and grandson, Thomas Coleman.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Donald Coleman of the home; sons, Ronald Coleman and wife Kathy of St. Louis, Missouri, Tom Coleman of Leasburg, Missouri, Chris Coleman of Leasburg, Missouri and Jim Coleman of High Ridge, Missouri; brothers, Michael Lanning and wife Debbie of Florida and Donald Lanning and wife Betty of Afton, Missouri; grandchildren, Shawn, Jason, Jimmie, Brandon, Megan, Hannah, and Anthony Coleman, and Heather Turner; 15 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Friday, May 24, 2013 at the chapel from 5-7 p.m.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary with Gary Bartle officiating.
Interment was at the Adams Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jason Coleman, Shawn Coleman, Anthony Coleman, Jim Coleman, Brandon Coleman and Rick Willis.
Music provided by Martha Dinsdale.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary, St. James, Missouri.

Tommy M. Coleman
Tommy M. Coleman of Sullivan, Missouri was born on April 11, 1928 at Jefferson City, Missouri to Garnett and Emma (Whiteside) Coleman and passed away on Friday, March 26, 2010 at the Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital, at the age of 81 years.
Tommy was raised in various parts of Missouri and later honorably served his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
On March 8, 1952 he was united in marriage to Lois Summers at Salem, Arkansas and to this marriage three sons were born.
Tommy was first employed at Paramount Cap Manufacturing in Bourbon and later worked for 25 years at the former Nieman Tool and Die Company in Sullivan until it closed. He then worked in Chesterfield, Missouri at the Mark Andy Tool and Machine Corporation as a Harding Lathe machinist. After 10 years of employment there he retired and in his retirement drove cars for West Brothers Chrysler in Sullivan, Missouri.
He enjoyed driving around town in his truck on a Sunday morning…and sneaking a cigarette that he thought his family didn’t know about. He liked laying in his favorite recliner watching NASCAR, some game show or Cardinals baseball and he loved animals.
He was preceded in death by his mother and a half-brother, Ernest Lanham.
He is survived by his wife Lois, of the family home; three sons, Ron Coleman and special friend, Deana Branson of Sullivan, Missouri, Don Coleman and wife Debbie of Sullivan, Missouri, and Randy Coleman and wife Angie of Sullivan, Missouri; two half-sisters, Mary Ann Joiner of Cuba, Missouri and Doris O’Connor of St. James, Missouri; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Monday evening from 4 p.m. until time of services at 7 p.m. at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Memorial funeral services were conducted at 7 p.m., Monday, March 29, 2010 from the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastors Ted Hurley and Kirk Parnell officiating.
Inurnment was Tuesday morning at 11:30 a.m. in Oddfellows Cemetery in Sullivan, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.

Geraldine L. “Geri” Collias
Geraldine L. “Geri” Collias (nee Robinson) of Sullivan, Missouri was born February 15, 1940 in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away Friday, June 1, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Washington, Missouri at the age of 72 years.
Geri was united in marriage to Jean N. Collias, Sr. on March 15, 1957 and to this union four children were born.
Geri was a retired Registered Nurse having worked at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan, Missouri and St. Louis, Missouri and Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Missouri. In her spare time she enjoyed quilting, sewing, genealogy, gambling, scratch off lottery tickets, going to the horse races and spending time with her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Robinson, Bessie Evelyn (Dodd) Schone; one brother, Russell Robinson.
She is survived by her husband, Jean N. Collias, Sr. of Sullivan, Missouri; four children, Jean N. Collias Jr. of Robertsville, Missouri, Theodore E. and wife Connie Collias of Warrenton, Missouri, Maria L. and husband Edward Potter of Leasburg, Missouri, Melanie and husband Larry Busse of Sullivan, Missouri; one sister, Edna Kelso of St. Louis, Missouri; two brothers-in-law, Bill and wife Nyla Mae O’Donnell of Mexico, Missouri, Joseph and wife Margaret Collias of St. Louis, Missouri; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Cremation rites were accorded.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

 

Jean N. Collias Sr.
Jean N. Collias, Sr. of Sullivan, Missouri was born to George N. and Martha L. (Van’Buskirk) Collias on October 4, 1935 in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Washington, Missouri at the age of 77 years.
Jean was united marriage to Geraldine L. “Geri” Robinson on March 15, 1957 and to this union four children were born.
Jean was a retired truck driver, having spent many hours and days and traveling many miles on the road. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. In his spare time he enjoyed collecting coins, crossword puzzles, history and watching Jeopardy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Martha Collias; wife, Geraldine L. “Geri” Collias; one brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Nyla Mae O’Donnell.
He is survived by his four children, Jean N. Collias, Jr. of Robertsville, Missouri, Theodore E. and wife Connie Collias of Warrenton, Missouri, Maria L. and husband Edward Potter of Leasburg, Missouri, Melanie and husband Larry Busse of Sullivan, Missouri; one brother, Joe and wife Margaret Collias of St. Louis, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Edna Kelso of St. Louis, Missouri; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Cremation rites were accorded. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

Betty Jean Collier, originally of Owensville, Missouri, was born to Leslie E. and Hellen G. Spurgeon on April 15, 1935 in St. James, Missouri and passed away on May 26, 2015 at the age of 80 years.
In 1953 Betty married her high school sweetheart Donald Eugene Collier in 1956.
Donald preceded her in death in 2006, when Betty Jean returned to Texas.
She is survived by her sisters, Marie Sego of Cuba, Missouri and Linda Sowers of Bonne Terre, Missouri.
 

Rodney “Rod” Eugene Collier
Rodney “Rod” Eugene Collier of Cuba, Missouri was born October 16, 1960 in Steelville, Missouri to Garland Gene and Mary Ruth Harris Collier Haffer and passed away Friday, May 10, 2013 at the age of 52 years.
He was united in marriage in 1987 to Tina Marie Ryno.
Rod worked in construction when his health permitted. He always enjoyed working on his cars and trucks and camping.
He was preceded in death by his father, Garland Gene Collier; and one son, Joshua Collier.
He is survived by his wife, Tina Collier of Cuba, Missouri; his mother, Ruth Haffer and husband Walter of Cuba, Missouri; two sons, Jeremy Collier and wife Jenna of Kansas City, Missouri and Jake Collier and wife Tina of Cuba, Missouri; one daughter, Melissa Williamson and husband Jason of Cuba, Missouri; two brothers, Dennis Collier and wife Linda of Steelville, Missouri and Russell Collier and wife Tina of Cuba, Missouri; two sisters, Pauline Schriefer and husband Scott of St. Louis, Missouri and Jeanette Collier of Cuba, Missouri; two grandsons; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 11 a.m. until service time on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Bob Coleman officiating. The obituary and eulogy were shared by Mick Kenner. Special music of “Simple Man,” “God Gave Me You” and “If Tomorrow Never Comes” was played.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Davisville Cemetery at Davisville, Missouri.
Casket bearers were Russell Collier, Dennis Collier, Jason Williamson, Nicholas Collier, Jake Collier and Travis Collier.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

Esco Collier
Esco joined the U.S. Army in 1951 and served in the Korean War.
He married Mary Prentzler at the Salem Lutheran Parsonage in Forest Green, Missouri on December 10, 1977.
Esco worked at American Recreation Sleeping Bag Factory as a Maintenance Supervisor for 39 years, retiring in 1992. He was a lifelong member of the VFW and a member of American Legion Post 211 for over 60 years. His favorite hobbies were hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Esco Sr. and Leora Collier; one brother, Garland Collier and one son, Michael Collier.
He is survived by his wife, Mary of Glasgow, Missouri; one son, John (Barbara) Collier of Burlington, Iowa; three daughters, Betty Mae (Steve) Sapp of Columbia, Bonnie (Dale) Aholt of Glasgow, and Cheryl (Benny) Adams of Chesapeake, Ohio; four sisters, Melba Martin of Davisville, Missouri, Frances Warren of St. Louis, Missouri, Mary Lee (John) Hull of St. Louis, Missouri and Geraldine (Paul) Turnbough of Davisville, Missouri; 13 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation at 10-11 a.m. on Friday, February 1, 2013 at the Friemonth-Freese Funeral Chapel in Glasgow, Missouri.
Memorial service was at 11 a.m. Friday, February 1, 2013 at the Friemonth-Freese Funeral Chapel in Glasgow, Missouri with Rev. Harold Young officiating.
Burial with military honors was at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville, Missouri.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home in Glasgow, Missouri.


William Collier
William “Bill” Collier of Cherryville, Missouri was born on Thursday, July 19, 1923 in Webster City, Iowa to John Thomas Collier and Ruby Morgan Collier and passed away on Monday, May 3, 2010 at the age of 86 years, 9 months and 14 days.
He served his country honorably in the United States Marines during WWII.
He married Ruth Jones on September 3, 1960.
He retired from McDonnell Douglas where he worked on the Mercury and Apollo Space Program. After retirement, he worked as an electrician with Arthur Merk. He enjoyed raising cattle, hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He was a former member of the American Legion in Eureka, Missouri, and the Bee Keepers Association. Bill accepted the Lord early in life at Cherryville Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ruby Collier; brothers and sisters, Victor Oswald Collier, Henry Lewis “Red” (Dolly) Collier, John Collier, Robert Leslie Collier, Clifford Dean Collier, Shirley Shireen Brock, and Ken Collier; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Arthur “Chick” Jones, Daphane (Bill) Janus, Earnest Jones and Dolly Marie England.
He is survived by his wife Ruth of Cuba, Missouri; brother, Charles Collier of Cuba, Missouri; sisters, Judy Hewkin of Cuba, Missouri and Charlotte Attebery of Creighton, Missouri; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Curtis England of Steelville, Missouri, Vera Jones of Cherryville, Missouri, Pat Lanhan of St. Clair, Missouri, Violet Collier of St. Louis, Missouri, Myra Collier of New Orleans, Louisiana, Rita Collier of Homestead, Florida, Betty Ann Collier of Oceanside, California, best friend, Lonnie Chandler of Steelville, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Friday, May 7, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Funeral service was Friday at 1 p.m. at Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Delmar Hutson officiating.
Burial was at the Cherryville Baptist Cemetery with full military honors.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Ivan V. Colyott
Ivan V. Colyott of Steelville, Missouri was born on Monday, March 14, 1938 in Freeburg, Illinois to Clarence Edgar Colyott and Ethel Jane Huff Colyott and passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at Gibbs Care Center at the age of 71 years, 9 months and 2 days.
Ivan married Sharon Ann Douglas in Altus, Oklahoma on April 5, 1959 and to this union one daughter was born.
He was an auto mechanic for many years in Steelville, Missouri. His hobbies were hunting, fishing, bowling, camping and just being outdoors.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Ethel Colyott; wife, Sharon Douglas Colyott; brothers, Daniel Gipson and Olin Gipson; sisters, Delsia Laramore and Lily Laramore; brother-in-law Newman Douglas and sister-in-law Sandy Arnold.
He is survived by his daughter, Zanada and husband Ernest Martin of Steelville, Missouri; brothers, Bill Colyott of Ft. Meyers, Florida, Clevel Colyott of Prenston, Illinois, Clarence “Gene” Colyott of Steelville, Missouri and Hank (Pat) Gipson of Fayetteville, Illinois; sisters, Edna Mahurin of Mountain Grove, Missouri and Dessie Wake of Annapolis, Missouri; grandchildren, Brittany, Chelsea, Cassidy, and Canaan Martin of Steelville, Missouri; brother-in-law, Paul Douglas of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Sunday, December 20, 2009 from 2-5 p.m. at Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri and funeral service on Monday, December 21, 2009 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jerry Beers officiating.
Burial at Freeman Cemetery, Cherryville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
 

Beverly Ann Combs (nee Skaggs) of Steelville, Missouri, formerly of Cuba, Missouri was born January 22, 1956 in St. Louis, Missouri to James and Norma Abney Skaggs and passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015 at the age of 59 years.
On August 9, 1997 in Cuba, Missouri she married Larry “Bubba” Combs.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Norma Skaggs; her husband, Larry; one sister, Donna Britton; brother-in-law, Harry Minor; parents-in-law, Harold and Nellie Combs.
She is survived by four sisters, Sharon (Gary) Clark of Carthage, Missouri, Debbie Minor of Moro, Illinois, Carol (Mark) Barton of Black, Missouri, Linda (James) Osborne of Waverly, Texas; two brothers, Wayne (Mary) Skaggs of Bunker, Missouri and Ronald (Stephanie) Skaggs of Blackwell, Oklahoma; sister-in-law, Susan Combs of St. James, Missouri; brother-in-law, Harold Combs of Columbia, Missouri.
 

Ralph Arthur Combs, Sr.
Ralph Arthur Combs, Sr. of Bourbon, Missouri, (formerly of Fredericktown, Missouri) was born on November 1, 1933 in St. Louis, Missouri to George Arthur and Ruby (Simpson) Combs and passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at the Life Care Center in Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 76 years.
On November 1, 1969 in St. Louis, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Mary Hale Menteer.
He was a United States Air Force veteran and he worked for the Pea Ridge Iron Ore Co. Inc. in Sullivan, Missouri. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and flying and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Bourbon, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ruby Combs and a brother, Clifford Combs.
He is survived by a son, Ralph Combs, Jr. of Bourbon, Missouri; step sons, David Menteer, Richard Menteer, all of Fredericktown, Missouri and James Menteer of Conyers, Georgia; step daughters, Brenda Menteer Clark of Canton, Georgia, Carol Rogers of Park Hills, Missouri and Mary Angela Francis of Billings, Montana; 15 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at the Wilson Funeral Home, Fredericktown, Missouri.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 6, 2009 at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. James Austin officiating.
Interment was at the Higdon Cemetery, Fredericktown, Missouri with full military honors.
Arrangements under the direction of the Wilson Funeral Home, Fredericktown, Missouri.
 

Mary Annabelle Conaway
Mary Annabelle Conaway of House Springs, Missouri was born March 22, 1925 in Dillard, Missouri to Newton Wesley and Ida Angeline (Baker) Setzer and passed away Friday, March 16, 2012 in St. Clair, Missouri at the age of 86 years.
On December 15, 1951 she was united in marriage to Ines Conaway.
In her younger years, Mary made several quilts, enjoyed watching the Nascar races and playing the organ and singing. She owned her own beauty shop in South St. Louis for over 25 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Newton and Ida Setzer; her husband, Ines Conaway, in 2003; four brothers, Dellion, Ray, Floyd and Howard Setzer; and four sisters Martha, Margaret, Mildred and Mandy.
She is survived by her son, James Askins and wife Patricia of Dittmer, Missouri; daughter, Judy Annaray Ellsworth and husband Dean of Troy, Missouri; six grandchildren, Rodney D. Ellsworth and wife Karen of St. Charles, Missouri, Machelle Kay Wooster and husband David of Hartford, Connecticut, Theresa Faye DeWitt and husband Ronald and Jeffrey James Askins and wife Andrea, all of House Springs, Missouri, Vincent Wesley Askins and wife Christine of High Ridge, Missouri, Rebecca Renee Bailey and husband Bryan of Grubville, Missouri; 14 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, March 19, 2012 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Jerry Beers officiating. The eulogy was shared by a granddaughter, Theresa DeWitt.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Freeman Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Rodney Ellsworth, Jeffrey Askins, Vincent Askins, Bryan Bailey, Ron DeWitt and Eric Ellsworth.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

Velma Marie Conaway
Velma Marie Conaway, nee Cooksey, of Cherryville, Missouri was born June 20, 1923 in St. Louis, Missouri to Christopher and Clarice “Carrie” Ferguson Cooksey and passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 89 years, 7 months and 16 days.
April 23, 1944 in Cherryville, Missouri Velma was married to Noel Edwin Conaway and to this union three children were born.
Velma worked approximately 24 years as secretary for the Cherryville High School. She was a member of the St. James Christian Church and taught Sunday school for several years along with being a member of the Keenager Group at church. She was active in helping with the Crawford County Historical Book and had been involved for many years in collecting and researching her own family’s genealogy. She was an avid reader, enjoyed embroidering and collecting recipes.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Christopher and Clarice Cooksey; husband, Noel in August of 1997; three brothers, Clarence Cooksey and wife Loma, Lloyd Cooksey and Floyd Cooksey; four sisters, Blanche Malone and husband Lona, Edna Hoffert and husband Fred, Virginia Melvin and Berniece Cooksey; brothers-in-law Lawrence Conaway, Luther Conaway and wife Emilie; and two sisters-in-law, Geneva Green and husband Clyde and Leo Brown.
She is survived by her two sons, Larry Conaway and wife Gloria of Claremore, Oklahoma and Kenneth Conaway and wife Diane of Brookline, Missouri; one daughter, Sharon Howdeshell and husband Henry of Cherryville, Missouri; two brothers, Irvin Cooksey and wife Thela of Salem, Missouri and Ira Cooksey and wife Mary of Galena, Missouri; two brothers-in-law, Irvin Conaway and wife Mary of Cherryville, Missouri and Paul Conaway and wife Mildred of Cuba, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Loraine Brown of Owensville, Missouri and Mildred Conaway of Cherryville, Missouri; five grandchildren, Lisa Gardner and husband Troy, Dana Dunnavant and husband Doug, Jill Wooldridge and husband Scott, Clint Howdeshell and fiancée Leslie and Amy Ryno and husband Randy; 10 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 6-8:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 11, 2013 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Alan Wynn officiating. Special music of “I’ll Fly Away” and “How Great Thou Art” was sung by Alan Wynn and accompanied on piano by Kathy Wynn.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Freeman Cemetery at Cherryville, Missouri.
Casket bearers were Gary Calkins, Richard Conaway, Randy Ryno, Clint Howdeshell, Brandon Howdeshell and Nathan Howdeshell.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.
 


Lillian R. Conduitt
Lillian R. Conduitt of Cuba, Missouri passed away Sunday, May 2, 2010 at the age of 91 years. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 5, 2010 from 5-7 p.m. at the Britton Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 6, 2010 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church of Cuba, Missouri with Father James Finder as celebrant. Interment in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri. Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.

Lillian R. Conduitt
Lillian R. Conduitt of Cuba, Missouri was born Friday, October 4, 1918 at Alexandria, Louisiana to the union of Michael A. and Anna Frances (nee: Hafey) Bousser and left from this life on Sunday, May 2, 2010 at Cuba, Missouri at the age of 91 years.
Lillian was united in marriage on December 10, 1939 to Roy F. Conduitt and to this union four children were born Richard, Thomas, Nancy and Larry.
Lillian spent her life taking care of her family and home. She was an avid reader, played bingo, quilted, crocheted, knitted, baked and decorated cakes, collected frogs and always enjoyed talking on the phone. She could embroider or cross stitch anything and enjoyed making crafts. But what she enjoyed most was spending time with her family and friends.
Lillian is preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Anna Bousser; son, Richard Conduitt; daughter, Nancy Conduitt; two sisters and brother-in-laws, Anna and husband Leon Leblanc and Zita and husband Adolph Meier; one brother and sister-in-law, John F. and wife Evelyn DeMarest and other relatives and friends.
Those who are left to treasure her memory and to continue her legacy is her two sons, Tom and wife Donna Conduitt and Larry and wife Faye Conduitt, all of Cuba, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Barbara Conduitt of Southwald, England; nine grandchildren, Robert “Bobby” Murray, Tim and wife Kim Conduitt, Glen Conduitt, Anna Goodwin, Tom and wife Leslie Conduitt, Dawn and husband Rob Schaumburg, Karen Conduitt, Michelle and husband Daniel Dulany and Sara Conduitt; five great grandchildren, Robbie Murray, Chelsea Conduitt, Brittany Conduitt, Jackson Conduitt, Lauren Conduitt and “one on the way;” nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Wednesday, May 5, 2010 from 5-7 p.m. at the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church of Cuba, Missouri with Father James Finder as celebrant.
Interment followed at the Holy Cross Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Harvey “Shorty” Eugene Conner
Harvey “Shorty” Eugene Conner of Sullivan, Missouri was born on Wednesday, September 17, 1924 in Wappapello, Missouri to Maggie (Owens) and Albert Conner and passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at the St. Clair Nursing Center, St. Clair, Missouri at the age of 86 years, 6 months and 12 days.
Harvey or “Shorty” as he was known, enjoyed fishing and hunting. He loved to work in his garden and was able to grow huge vegetables. Harvey was the oldest of 15 children.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Maggie and Albert Conner; two daughters, Doris Wielms and Cathy Neff and two grandchildren, Paula Weinmann and Michael Clinton.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth (Northcutt) Conner of Sullivan, Missouri; two daughters, Trina Davis and husband Ray of Richwoods, Missouri and Rebecca Jones and husband Jeff of St. James, Missouri; two sons, Frank Conner and wife Carolyn of DeSoto, Missouri and David Sprous and wife Terry of DeSoto, Missouri; 16 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild; numerous step grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Thursday, March 31, 2011 from 5-9 p.m. and Friday, April 1, 2011 from 8:30-10 a.m. at the Moore Funeral Home, Potosi, Missouri.
A funeral service was held Friday, April 1, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the Moore Memorial Chapel, Potosi, Missouri with Pastor David Godat officiating.
Pallbearers were Andrew Davis, Isaias Penaloza, Kyle Weinmann, Rodger Wielms, Bryan Wielms, Cody Kohm and Kenny Recar.
Final prayers and burial took place in the Horine Cemetery, Richwoods, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Moore Funeral Homes in Potosi, Missouri.

Brenda Conrad was born December 17, 1949 in Washington, Missouri to James and Delma King and passed away August 4, 2016 at the age of 66 years.
She was preceded in death by her father, James King.
She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Kent; sons, William Harris and Christopher Harris; mother and step-father, Delma and Percy Pascoe; sisters, Gloria Jean Summers and Sherry Wycoff; six grandchildren; one great grandson; other relatives and friends.


Christy Lee Conway
Christy Lee Conway of Cuba was born to Jerry D. and Sheila L. (Jones) Conway on October 2, 1979 in Washington, Missouri and passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at the age of 30.
Christy was a homemaker and enjoyed taking care of her two children and spending time with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Sheila Lee Conway; grandparents, James Morgan Jones and Ocie Baxter.
She is survived by her fiancé, James Knowlton of Cuba, Missouri; two children, Tesah Conway and James Knowlton, both of Cuba, Missouri; father, Jerry D. Conway of Cuba, Missouri; brother, Jerry and wife Darlene Conway of Cuba, Missouri; grandmother, Betty Jo Holcomb of Wentzville, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Monday, April 5, 2010 from 11 a.m. until time of service of 1 p.m. at Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Tony Amato, officiating.
Interment was at the Lea Cemetery, Leasburg, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Christy Lee Conway
Christy Lee Conway passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at the age of 30 years, 5 months and 29 days. Visitation Monday, April 5, 2010 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Britton Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri. Funeral service Monday, April 5, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the Britton Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri. Interment in the Lea Cemetery, Leasburg, Missouri. Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
 

Florence C. Conway
Florence E. Conway of St. James, Missouri was born in Shannon County Missouri on
January 5, 1916 to Charley and Ethel (Shoults) Wood and passed away Wednesday,
September 28, 2011 at the Golden Living Center in St. James at the age of 95
years.
Florence was united in marriage to T. Bluford Conway on June 13, 1936 and to
this union six children were born.
Florence was very musical, playing the piano, accordion and the guitar, she
loved all types of music. Florence was a longtime member of the First Assembly
of God Church in St. James where her husband T. Bluford Conway served as Pastor
for many years. She loved flowers and a nice box of chocolates.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charley and Ethel Wood; husband,
Reverend T. Bluford Conway; son, Dale Conway; daughter, Gloria Farney; brothers,
Chesley, Rudolph, Arvel, William and Lawrence Wood and sister, Leona Wood.
She is survived by her children, Leon Conway and wife Linda of St. James,
Missouri, Dallas Conway and wife Belinda of Strafford, Missouri, Karen Gately
and husband John of Boonville, Missouri, LaDonna Beddoe and husband Randy of
Rolla, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Marion Wood of Salem, Missouri, Dorothy Wood of
Washington, Missouri and Ruby Wood of Salem, Missouri; 14 grandchildren; 23
great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
A visitation was held Friday, September 30, 2011 at the St. James Chapel of the
James & Gahr Mortuary from 6-8 p.m.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the First
Assembly of God Church in St. James, Missouri with Reverend Mick Thrasher
officiating.
Interment was in the St. James Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary.

Nola Mae Conway
Nola Mae Conway of Springfield, Missouri, formerly of St. James, Missouri, was born October 20, 1941 in Potosi, Missouri to Archie Veach and Rosie Bell Lamkey Shivers and passed away Friday January 20, 2012 at the Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri at the age of 70 years and 3 months.
On April 25th 1956, at Potosi, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Donald Gene Conway.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Archie Veach and Rosie Shivers; her husband, Donald of 32 years on January 27, 1988; an infant daughter, Crystal Dawn Conway and one brother, Junior Shivers.
She is survived by sons, Donnie Eugene Conway of Springfield and Brian Keith Conway and wife Suzanne of Nashville, Tennessee; daughter, Lisa Michelle Conway of Springfield; brothers, Lloyd Shivers of Potosi, Missouri, Edward Shivers of New Haven, Missouri and sister, Imogene West of Sullivan, Missouri; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from noon Monday January 23, 2012 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James.
Funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. Monday January 23, 2012 at the Jones Funeral Home with Mick Thrasher officiating.
Burial was in the St. James Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Samuel R. Conway
Samuel R. Conway of Davisville, Missouri was born on Sunday, October 6, 1929 in Eminence, Missouri to Charlie and Easter Ann Goforth Conway and passed away Saturday, September 1, 2012 at the age of 82 years, 10 months and 26 days.
Samuel served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War.
He married Nortie Reeves on July 5, 1960 in St. Louis, Missouri.
He worked and retired from Rivertronics Company in Alton, Illinois as a parts and service salesman. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and traveling.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Easter Goforth; wife, Nortie Conway; brothers, Emery (Eldie) Conway, John (Rosalee) Conway, Lloyd (Iva) Conway and Curtis (Pauline) Conway; sisters, Betty (Elmo) Johnson and April Conway.
He is survived by his daughter, Ann Devon (Ron) Martin of Cuba, Missouri; grandchildren, Becky (Scott) Hampton of Davisville, Missouri and John Ray (Anita) Bolden of Leasburg, Missouri; great grandchildren, Tyler James Bolden, Kayla Ann Hampton, Katlyn Nicole Bolden and Alexa Nicole Hampton; brothers, Earl (Hilda) Conway of Florida and Wayne (Wilma) Conway of Eminence, Missouri; sister, Jean Atwood of Potosi, Missouri; sister-in-law Wanda Poole of Jackson, Michigan; other relatives and friends.
A graveside service was Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Bourbon Cemetery, Bourbon, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.

 

Donald Eugene Cook
Donald Eugene Cook known to many as “Donnie or Doc” of Cuba was born to Arthur P. and Thelma L. (Bailey) Cook on June 12, 1947 in Vichy, Missouri and left from this life on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 in Cuba, Missouri at the age of 62.
Donnie worked for many years as a mechanic and a carpenter. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, his two dogs Turkey and Baby and spending time with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur P. Cook and Thelma L. (Bailey) Terry; one brother, Daniel Cook; two sisters, Dorothy Cox and Teresa Happle; three grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
He is survived by one daughter, Angie Holmes of Dover, Oklahoma; one son, Jerry Gregory of Rolla, Missouri; two grandchildren, Calley “Pumkin” Pickle of Dover, Oklahoma and Dalton Gregory of Rolla, Missouri; two brothers, Billy J. and wife Della Cook of Cuba, Missouri and Gary and wife Mary Jo Cook of Salem, Missouri; one sister, Mary Snethern of West Plains, Missouri; one step-brother, Mitchell Terry of Vienna, Missouri; step-father, Lloyd Terry of Vienna, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Private services were held.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Howard D. Cook of Rolla, Missouri was born on July 4, 1938 in Rolla, Missouri to Homer L. Cook, Sr. and Hazel L. (McDowell) Cook and passed away Monday, June 29, 2015 at the age of 76 years.
He married Janet (Harris) Cook.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Hazel Cook; and one grandchild.
He is survived by his wife, Janet Cook of Rolla, Missouri; two daughters, Melanie and Tammy; one brother, Homer L. Cook, Jr. and wife Edith of St. James, Missouri; one sister, Joanne Hoevelmann of Rolla, Missouri; four grandchildren.

 

Karen Annette Cook
Karen Annette Cook of St. James, Missouri was born on August 8, 1963 in Rolla, Missouri to John Trowbridge and Geraldine Watkins and passed away at her home on Monday, May 13, 2013 at the age of 49 years, 9 months and 5 days.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sisley Yates and one brother, James Daniel Trowbridge.
She is survived by her father, John Trowbridge and step-mother Norma Trowbridge of Steelville, Missouri; mother, Geraldine Watkins of Rolla, Missouri; husband, Jerry Cook of Belle, Missouri; three sons, Matthew John Yates of Cook Station, Missouri, Chadd Allen Yates and wife Desiree of Cook Station, Missouri and Cody Dennis Yates and wife Brittney of Owensville, Missouri; one daughter, Sarah Yates of Steelville, Missouri; one brother, Michael John Trowbridge of Rolla, Missouri; and two sisters, Chris Murphy of Tallahassee, Florida and Elizabeth Miles and husband Terry of Steelville, Missouri; nine grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri with Allen Miles officiating.
Burial was in the Asher Cemetery in rural St. James, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
 

Loran L. Cook
Loran L. Cook of Rolla, Missouri was born in Phelps County, Missouri on November 22, 1927, to Speck and Elsie (Taylor) Cook and passed away October 1, 2009, at the age of 81 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Speck and Elsie Cook; one grandchild, two brothers and one sister.
He is survived by four children, Carolyn Cook of Rolla, Missouri, Wayne Cook of St. James, Missouri, Patsy German of Rolla, Missouri and Dennis Cook of Rolla, Missouri; one sister, Opal Davis of Rolla, Missouri; nine grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
A graveside service was held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2009 in the Ozark Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the direction of the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.

Benjamin Franklin Cooley
Benjamin Franklin Cooley was born April 12, 1932, in Rolla, Missouri to Sim Otis Cooley, and Myrtle Ivy (Kennedy) Cooley and passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2009, just 99 days after his wife of 53 years, Phyllis Cooley, passed away. He was 77 years old.
Ben, or “Frank”, (as he was known to many) graduated from John F. Hodge High School in St. James, Missouri in 1950.
On June 2, 1956, upon returning home from an active duty military assignment, he was united in marriage to Winifred Phyllis Watkins in St. James, Missouri. To this union, three children were born.
Ben worked various jobs in Rolla before making a lifelong career as a Civil Servant and Soldier. He worked in Fort Leonard Wood, retiring after 25 years as a telephone cable splicer. He also retired, after 40 years of active duty and reserve years, as a Chief Warrant Officer in the United States Army. Because of his strong work ethic, after retirement, he continued to work various jobs in Rolla and St. James.
Ben was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, and enjoyed membership in various other Fraternal organizations, including Order of the Eastern Star–Rolla Chapter #176, Order of the Amaranth, and National Sojourners, Inc. Through the years, he held various positions of distinction in these organizations, enjoying the friendship and camaraderie among fellow members. He was also a member of the Korean War Veterans Association.
H was preceded in death by his parents, Sim and Myrtle Cooley; his wife of 53 years, Phyllis Cooley; sister, Leah Hope Cooley; three brothers, Carl Cooley, Jack Cooley, and Tom Cooley; two sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law and one nephew.
He is survived by a son, Franklin Craig Cooley and his wife Billie of Staffordsville, Kentucky; daughters, Winifred Marlene Feeler of St. James, Missouri and Patricia Lynne Ramsey and her husband Thomas of Norman, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren, Michael Ball and family, Rachel Cooley, Ben Cooley, Becky Losing, Megan Feeler, Matthew Ramsey, and Andrew Ramsey; great grandchildren, Mikayla Ray and Jarrett Ray; three sisters, Faith Peterman, Esther Havey, and Grace Shoemate; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Sunday, October 11, 2009 at James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri. A Masonic service began at 5 p.m. followed by visitation for family and friends from 5-7 p.m.
Funeral service was at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 12, with interment following at Ozark Memorial Gardens in Rolla, Missouri with full military honors.
Military pallbearers were provided, with Honorary pallbearers being Thomas Ramsey, Elmer Peterman, Al Havey, John Havens, Wallace Havens, Franklin Havens and nephews.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary, Rolla, Missouri.


Pearly June Cooper
Pearly June Cooper of Sullivan, Missouri, was born at Bunker, Missouri on June 21, 1924 to Charles and Lucy (Jordan) Wisdom and passed away Wednesday, at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital on March 31, 2010 at the age of 85 years.
She came to live in the Sullivan area in 1959 and was employed for a time with the Sullivan C-2 School District as a cook. Later, she became employed at the former Sullivan Community Hospital, now Missouri Baptist, as a Nurse’s Assistant. However, for the most part, she was a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed traveling, camping, playing Bingo and reading and enjoyed flower gardening.
On October 18, 1941 she was united in marriage to Raymond Morris until his untimely death in 1966. In May of 1970 she was united in marriage to Bobby Cooper who passed away in 2007.
She was a member of Temple Baptist Church of Sullivan, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Lucy Wisdom; husbands, Raymond Morris and Bobby Cooper; two brothers, Louie and Raymond Wisdom and a sister, Ina Myer.
She is survived by two sons, Monty Cooper and wife Carla of Sullivan, Missouri and Ray Morris and wife Marcella of Cuba, Missouri; seven daughters, Sharon Umfleet and husband Chuck of Fredericktown, Missouri, Becky Hodges and husband Lloyd of Viburnum, Missouri, Katie Ware and husband Bernard of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Anna Teeter of Sullivan, Missouri, Jackie Wigger and husband Dale of Sullivan, Missouri, Dodie Scott and husband John of Arvada, Colorado and Bobby Allgier and husband Richard of Fredericktown, Missouri; 27 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Friday, April 2, 2010 from 10 a.m. until time of service at the Southside Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted 11 a.m. on Friday, April 2, 2010 from the Southside Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri, with Pastor Scott Perry officiating.
Interment was at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 2, 2010 in St. Francois Memorial Park, Bonne Terre, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Tina Louise Cooper of Bourbon, Missouri was born February 16, 1966 in St. Louis, Missouri to James and Judy (Uriwal) Zimmermann and passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at the age of 50 years.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents; and her father, James Zimmermann.
She is survived by her husband, John Cooper; two sons, Michael Fletcher and special friend, Shauna Lawson of Bourbon, Missouri and Johnnie Cooper II of Sullivan, Missouri; three daughters, Shannon Zimmermann of Wentzville, Missouri, April Cooper of House Springs, Missouri, and Holly Cooper of Belle, Missouri; her mother, Judy Forster of St. Charles, Missouri; two brothers, Chris Forster and wife Julie of Warrenton, Missouri and John Asher and wife Jane of Union, Missouri; sister, Kim Marks and friend Andy of High Ridge, Missouri; 11 grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
 

Horace Wilgus “Pop” Copeland
Horace Wilgus Copeland was born on December 15, 1929 to Harvey and Pearl (Nipper) Copeland and passed away January 4, 2010 at the age of 80 years.
He spent his life as a mechanic and built his first car from scrap parts at the age of 12. He was baptized at the age of 13 at Walcott Baptist Church in Walcott, Arkansas. His Grandpa Lee called him “the human calculator” due to his ability to add numbers in his head quicker than many could on paper. He graduated from high school in 1948. Horace was married to Olive Jean for 25 years and to this union nine children were born.
Through this time he spent a couple of years in St. Louis working for General Motors in Flint, Michigan. He also owned a garage in Arkansas and worked for several moths in California. He then spent several years in Breckenridge, Missouri. During that time he owned a business that was a combination garage, gas station, towing service and an ambulance service.
Horace moved to St. James in 1978 to work as the fleet mechanic at Boy’s Town of Missouri where he worked until his retirement in 1992. He enjoyed participating in the Boy’s Town wagon trains. While employed at Boy’s Town, the boys fondly named him “Pop” and the name stuck.
Horace married Irene Walker on May 21, 1983 and three step children entered his life. A daughter Heidi joined this union.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Pearl Copeland; three brothers, Bud, Archie and Howard; one sister, Gusty and one son, Michael.
Heis survived by his wife, Irene Copeland of the home; nine children, Diane Bishop and friend Ralph McFadden of Fulton, Missouri, JR Copeland and wife Donna of Troy, Missouri, Donna Usery and husband Don of St. James, Missouri, Bob Copeland and wife Joann of Elsberry, Missouri, Darlene Donnelly and husband Rob of St. James, Missouri, Ed Copeland and wife Patty of St. Charles, Missouri, Kevin Copeland of St. James, Missouri, Tammy Boyd and husband Chris of St. James, Missouri and Heidi Copeland of the home; three step children, Nancy Walker of St. James, Missouri, Chris Walker of San Antonio, Texas and Lonnie Martin of Rolla, Missouri; 32 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild; sister, Maxine Linthicum of Lakeland, Florida; sister-in-law, Pat Copeland; other relatives and friends.
He had a special bond with granddaughters, Heather Kemp, Tracy Yeggy and Fiona Martin.
Visitation for family and friends was Thursday, January 7, 2010 from 6-9 p.m. Funeral service was Friday, January 8, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. in the High Gate Baptist Church with Pastors Ron Allerheiligen and Gene Branson officiating.
Interment in the High Gate Baptist Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary of St. James, Missouri.
 

Oma Jane Copeland
Oma Jane Copeland of St. James, Missouri was born on February 27, 1956 in Rolla, Missouri to Clarence Allen and Gracie Mable (Finn) Hanes and passed away on Friday, August 10, 2012 at the Life Care Center in Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 56 years, 5 months and 14 days.
Oma was united in marriage to Gerald Wayne Copeland on September 26, 1975 at the Oak Forest Church of Christ in Highgate, Missouri.
Oma graduated as a register graduate medical assistant from Metro Business College with honors. She grew up in St. James, Missouri and lived there all her life.
Sheworked for 13 years at St. James Golden Living Center, St. James, Missouri; worked at Belle at the Counter Company; Z’s Place as a cook and at Future Care as a Personal Care Assistant. Oma was a member of the Miles Church of Christ; Christ Community Church of Rolla, Missouri and the St. James Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Gracie Hanes; one infant son, Gerald Wayne Copeland, Jr.; six brothers, Clarence Milton, Logan Jesse, Allan Lloyd, Garnald Wayne, Anthony Wallace and Lyle Eugene Hanes.
She is survived by two sons, Randall Copeland of St. James, Missouri and Timothy Copeland and companion Sherry of Sullivan, Missouri; two daughters, Gracie Price and husband Allen of Belle, Missouri and Anna Power and husband Martin of St. James, Missouri; five grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Memorial services were conducted on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Christ Community Church of Rolla, Missouri with Phil Cox officiating.
Burial was in the Miles Cemetery in rural St. James, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Betty I. Coplin
Betty I. Coplin nee Chandler of Cuba, Missouri was born on Thursday, March 2, 1950 in Cook Station, Missouri to Autta E. Chandler and Hettie L. Dotson Chandler and passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at the age of 59 years, 9 months and 28 days.
Betty was married to Donald F. Coplin Sr. on June 15, 1968 by Rev. Willis Callahan at the Coffee Community Church and to this union one son was born.
She was employed by Brown Shoe Company for 20 plus years and by Dana Brake for 10 years. Her hobbies include feeding birds, taking care of her animals, and spoiling her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Autta and Hettie Chandler; brothers, Montie Chandler, Don Chandler, Norman Chandler and Claud Chandler; and sisters, Marie Jelinek, Rosie Stricklin, and Bertha Carrick.
She is survived by her husband, Donald F. Coplin Sr. of Rolla, Missouri; sons, Donald F. (Amanda) Coplin Jr. of Vichy, Missouri and Randy (Stefvaney) Hubert of Rolla, Missouri; sisters, Lottie Pyatt (Ernest) Holland of Cuba, Missouri and Geraldine Dicus of Steelville, Missouri; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lora (John) Eaton of Cuba, Missouri, Virginia Conaway, Janet Ruth Coplin, and Herbert (Jodie) Coplin, all of Pevely, Missouri, Irma Jones and Lonnie Coplin, both of Steelville, Missouri, Homer Coplin of Maine, Larry Coplin of Oran, Missouri, Lester Coplin of Herculaneum, Missouri, Etta Chandler of Kentucky, and Faye Chandler of Cherryville, Missouri; three grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 8-10 a.m. with funeral service at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 4, 2010 at Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Delmar Hutson officiating.
Burial was at the Keysville Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

William Leroy Copling
William Leroy Copling of Cuba, Missouri was born in Leasburg, Missouri on Sunday, January 17, 1932 to Noah Alexander and Rosie Ellen Warden Copling and passed away at Meramec Nursing Center, Sullivan, Missouri on Friday, January 4, 2013 at the age of 80 years, 11 months and 18 days.
He married Marilyn Jean Petty on March 15, 1952 in St. Louis, Missouri and to this union seven children were born.
Leroy owned for 35 years the L & M Service Company in Cuba, Missouri. He at one time had a radio show on KTUI, Sullivan, Missouri. He played guitar in a country band “Leroy Copling and the Ozark Troubadours” in the late 60’s thru early 70’s. The band played at fairs, charities, benefits, weddings and parties. He loved music and enjoyed performing at many functions.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Noah and Rosie Copling; sisters, Artie (Perry) Eddleman, Hazel Hays, Ida Carkuff, Violet Roth, Vivian Protte, Irene “Arlie” Kuhlman; brothers, Otis Copling, Vernon (Marie) Copling, Ben (Mary Lou) Copling; and brother-in-law, Virgil Hays.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn J. Copling of Cuba, Missouri; children, Sharon (Jerry) Pitts of Cuba, Missouri, Dennis (Karen) Copling of Leasburg, Missouri, Diana (Palmer) Hubbard, Kevin (Pat) Copling, Kenny (Joyce) Copling, and Tammy (Gary) Andrews, all of Cuba, Missouri, Lisa (Jim) King of Leasburg, Missouri and Leroy “Lee” (Laura) Logan of Arnold, Missouri; brother, Henry (Patsy) Copling and sisters, Rosemary (Mike) Campbell of Cuba, Missouri and Bernice Hays of Steelville, Missouri; 19 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation Wednesday, January 9, 2013 from 4-7 p.m. and funeral service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri with Bro. Jim Umfrees and Bob Copling officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
 

Rhea Alice Cordsmeyer
Rhea Alice Cordsmeyer of Columbia, formerly of St. James, Missouri, was born on December 5, 1932 in St. James, Missouri to Raymond and Thelma (Martin) Pryor and passed away on Monday, August 15, 2011 at the age of 78 years, 8 months and 10 days.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Thelma Pryor; one brother, Neal Pryor and one sister, Rosemary Barber.
She is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Bacon and Angela Cordsmeyer, both of Columbia, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Vera Pryor of Warrenton, Missouri; three grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2011 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri with Max Jennings of Discovery Church of Columbia, Missouri officiating.
Pallbearers were Phillip Bacon, Chris Alger, Damon Mendez, Marty Barber, Cary Barber and Chris Barber.
Burial was in the family plot in the Rolla City Cemetery in Rolla, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Darrell Bryce Cottrell
Darrell Bryce Cottrell was born October 24, 1929 in Dillard, Missouri to Arlie and Carrie (Turnbough) Cottrell and passed away Monday, May 24, 2010 in Anaheim, California at the age of 80 years.
He married Saundra (Sandy) McClintock on May 10, 1958 in St. Louis, Missouri.
He worked for Electra Motors Anaheim, California from 1967 to his retirement in 2006.
He was preceded in death by a son, Steven in 2001 and a sister, Hazel Mason.
He is survived by his wife, Sandy; son, David and wife Laurina Cottrell of Templeton, California; daughters, Carol and husband Patrick Gardella of Annapolis, Maryland and Cathy and husband Chris Grim of Orange County, California; grandchildren, Brooke Cottrell, Blake Cottrell, Taylor Cottrell, Devin Gardella, Callie Gardella, Garron Grim and Kate Grim; brothers, Glenn Cottrell and wife Betty of Hixon, Tennessee and Vernon Cottrell and wife Jerrie of Monroe, Louisiana; other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was held at The Yorba Linda United Methodist Church on June 5, 2010 at 11 a.m.

Ronald Eugene Cottrell
Ronald Eugene Cottrell of High Ridge, Missouri, formerly of Dillard, Missouri, was born April 23, 1939 in Steelville, Missouri to Earl Esco and Lena Webb Cottrell and passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 74 years, 1 month and 27 days.
Ronald served his country in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1959. For the last few years he owned and operated a metal coating business in St. Louis, Missouri. Ron was a member of the Elks Club in St. Louis, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Lena Cottrell; four brothers, Burton, Roy, Vencil and Midford Cottrell; and four sisters, Wilma Crabtree, Helen Robinson, Lois Barton and Norma Hogan.
He is survived by his son, Christopher Ronald Cottrell and wife Tori of St. Louis, Missouri; daughter, Malinda Lane Spurgeon and husband James of High Ridge, Missouri; one brother, William Cottrell of St. Clair, Missouri; one sister, Rilma Mash of St. James, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Alline Cottrell of Sullivan, Missouri; seven grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 24, 2013 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Larry Howdeshell, Jr. officiating. Special music of “When I Get Where I am Going”, How Great Thou Art” and “I’ll Fly Away” was played.
Committal prayer, full military honors and interment were in the Old Dillard Cemetery at Dillard, Missouri.
Casket bearers were Jim Cottrell, Nick Spurgeon, T.J. Plopper, Jake Howdeshell, Joe Howdeshell, Dale Cottrell, David Cottrell and Jeff Cottrell.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.



Ella Mae Cowan
Ella Mae Cowan, a lifetime resident of St. James, Missouri, was born and grew up
in Red Bird, Missouri, daughter of George and Lena Smith and passed away
September 22, 2011 at the Cuba Manor Nursing Home at the age of 88 years, 7
months and 10 days.
She married Robert Elmo Cowan on June 28, 1947 at Cuba Baptist Church and they
lived their lives on the Cowan family farm near High Gate, Missouri.
Ella Mae graduated from St. James High School, attended Central Missouri State
and graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in
Education. She taught school in Tarkeo, High Gate, St. James, Bland and Belle.
She held a variety of jobs, including working at an ammunition plant in St.
Louis, serving as Secretary for the Maries County Farm Bureau, Supervisor for
Missouri Home Health Services and Census Worker. She regularly served as an
election poll worker in Vichy, Missouri.
As a farm wife and mother, her interests included sewing, quilting, cooking,
music and family. She was an active supporter of 4-H, FFA, band and County
Extension programs.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Elmo Cowan; sisters, Beatrice
Zinn, Katherine Zweig, Nora Johnson and brother, George Smith.
She is survived by her seven children, Jo Ann Webb of Columbia, Missouri, Rena
Cowan of Pleasant Hill, Oregon, Robert Cowan Jr. of Memphis, Tennessee, Cheryl
Oehlert of St. Louis, Missouri, Dwight Cowan of Germantown, Tennessee, Leita
Scott of Bismarck, Missouri and Eric Cowan of Kirkwood, Missouri; 18
grandchildren, Adrien Webb, Andrew Webb, Alex Scott, April Huizenga, Robert
Cowan III, Reed Cowan, Kelly Cowan, Shawn Cowan, Robyn Fries, Michelle Cowan,
Krista Cowan, Jason Cowan, Kacie Scott, Landon Scott, Caitlin Cowan, Christopher
Cowan, Claire Cowan and Sarah Cowan; by two step grandchildren, Warren Scott and
James Scott; five great grandchildren, Noah Webb, Molly Webb, Daniel Webb, Colin
Huizenga and Quinn Huizenga; sister, Mildred Brown of Rolla, Missouri and
brother, Leroy Smith of St. James, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were grandsons Adrien Webb, Andrew Webb, Shawn Cowan, Christopher
Cowan, Jason Cowan and Reed Cowan.
A memorial celebration of life was at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2011
with visitation from 5-8 p.m. on Friday evening, and burial service at High Gate
Baptist Church Cemetery with Mike Smith officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary of St. James,
Missouri.
 

Kathryn Mae Cox
Kathryn Mae Cox of St. James, Missouri was born in St. James, Missouri on September 3, 1923 to Otto K. and Cassie Krueger and passed away December 15, 2009 in Rolla Missouri at the age of 86 years.
Kathryn Mae grew up in St. James and attended the public schools graduating in the class of 1941.
She was united in marriage to William (Bill) Cox in 1942 and to this union a son was born. Kathryn Mae and Bill Cox were very active in all St. James city and community projects. Kathryn was past member of two St. James federated clubs, the St. James Civics Club and the St. James Junior Club, which she helped organize. She was an avid golfer when her health permitted. As a young woman she was baptized and became a member of the First Christian Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Cassie Krueger and husband, Bill who passed away July 16, 2008.
She is survived by her son, Tom and wife Pati of St. James, Missouri; grandsons, Brandon and Derrick Cox; relatives and friends.
Visitation was Friday, December 18, 2009 from 4-7 p.m. at the James & Gahr Mortuary.
Funeral service was Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary with Gary Bartle officiating.
Interment was in the St. James Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Bob Wilson, Randy Verkamp, Dennis Wilson, Bill Kirgan, Bill Marshall, Jim Morrison, Wilson Hughes, Greg Doss. Honorary Pallbearers were Betty Lu Hughes, Margie Wilson, Mary Halloway, Tillie Gahr, Diane Zigler, Mary Lou Corn, Meredith Morrison, Alma Lee Verkamp and Velma Leah Hutchenson.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary.

Stanley Leon Craft of St. James, Missouri was born in Dent County, Missouri on March 18, 1952 to Tony and Wilma (Wilson) Craft and passed away on Monday, June 20, 2016 at the age of 64 years, 3 months and 2 days.
Leon married the love of his life, Donna Louise (Hope) Craft, on October 16, 1993.
He is survived by Donna, his wife of 22 years; one daughter, Casey Jo Craft and her fiancé James Etheridge; two sons, Nicholas Matthew Craft and Justin Luke Craft; nine siblings, Willis Craft, Bob (Dottie) Craft, Melvin (Brynda) Craft, Jimmy (Linda) Craft, Larry Craft, Danny (Terri) Craft, Judy Craft, Timmy (Paulette) Craft, and Randy (Susan) Craft all of St. James, Missouri.
 

Edgar H. Crist
Edgar Henry Crist of Cuba, Missouri was born November 14, 1917 at Council Bluffs, Iowa to the union of Edgar Bertram Crist and Martha Elizabeth Crist (nee Harness). He passed away Friday, October 13, 2006 at Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 88 years, 10 months and 29 days.
Ed attended Iowa public schools and graduated from high school during the depression days of 1934. Following a short career on the family farm, graduation from business college and working as a bookkeeper for an automobile dealership Ed was employed by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in January 1942, where he worked for a period of 35 years until he took early retirement in January, 1977.
While at the Fed, he served for nearly 28 years in the bank examination department, holding every title in the commercial examination area from assistant Examiner to Vice President. At the time of his retirement, he was in charge of the bank examination division. During his time with the Fed, he attended night classes at the American Institute of Banking and St. Louis University. He is a graduate of the Inner-Agency Bank examination School, Washington, D.C. and the Central States School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin.
In May 1977, after some three months of retirement, Ed accepted an appointment by Governor Teasdale as Commissioner of Finance for the State of Missouri. In that position, he was responsible for the examination and supervision of over 625 state-chartered banks and trust companies and for the licensing and examination of some 540 small loan company offices located in the State.
Ed resigned as commissioner in August, 1979 in order to resume retirement but he had continued to remain very much involved in banking and in financial consulting. He served on the Board of Directors for Peoples Bank in Cuba, Missouri.
He served in the U.S. Army as a Master Sergeant.
He was a member of the Cuba United Methodist Church, Cuba Lions Club, serving as Past Secretary, Cuba Lodge No. 312 A.F. & A.M., Scottish Rite, Moolah Temple and Indian Hills Men’s Club.
In his spare time he enjoyed playing golf, fishing, gardening, reading and was an avid sports fan, but most of all he loved his family.
Ed was united in marriage to Imogene June Line on November 17, 1941 in Palmyra, Missouri and to this union two daughters were born Marsha and Vicki.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Martha Crist; six brothers, George, Melvin, Robert, William, Jay and Morris Crist; four sisters, Edna Fowler, Martha Johnson, May Ludolph and Alice Cieslak.
Ed was a loving son, husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, great uncle, great great uncle, brother, brother-in-law, cousin and friend to many. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Those who are left to mourn his passing are his loving wife, Imogene J. Crist (nee Line) of Cuba, Missouri; two daughters, Marsha L. Murray of Huntsville, Texas and Vicki J. and husband Glen Lewis of Homestead, Florida; four grandchildren, Scott L. Murray, Cristi L. Wuthrich, Julie L. Lapin and Katie M. Lewis; one great grandchild, Sydney M. Murray; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Visitation was held Sunday, October 15, 2006 from 5-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Masonic Service at Britton Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was 11 a.m. Monday, October 16, 1006 at Britton Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri with Rev. Paul Lathum officiating. Special music for the funeral service rendered by Darlene Cape.
Interment at Meramec Hills Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
The Crist family was served by the Britton Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
 

Herbert L. Crist
Herbert L. Crist, was born and grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. He passed away September 29, 2009 in Ashland Ohio at the age of 57 years.
Herb grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and later settled with his wife and children in Doolittle, Missouri.
He was well known for his work as a radio DJ for KZNN, KTTR, and KBCC and later became the general manager for KMYB in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.
Herb’s love for music led him to play drums and sing in a variety of bands and shows including the Steelville music show, community fairs, and the Steelville Assembly of God church quartet.
He also worked with developmentally challenged and handicapped adults at the Choice for People school in Rolla, Missouri.
Herb donated his body and organs to Med Cure for further research of parkinsons disease as he wanted to do his part in helping to find a cure for this disease.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Wayne Crist and Margaret Meyer; mother-in-law, Carol McMillian; brother, Ted Crist; sisters-in-law, Leanne Crist and Jeanie Crist; brother-in-law, Brian Conaway; niece, Tiffany Williamson and best friend, Jim Clark.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Linda Crist of Ashland, Ohio; daughter, Angele Crist-Ojo (Samson) of Ashland Ohio; daughter, Emily Crist-Vick (Justin) of Rochester, New York and daughter, Holly Crist-Evans of Louisana and special friend known as his son, Randall Hanks of Ashland, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Matthew, Andrew, Leighton, Jackson, Ally, Sophie and Brianna; two sisters, Ginger Graham (John) of Florida and Mitzi Guerioss of St. Louis, Missouri; two brothers, Kenny Crist (Anita) of St. Louis, Missouri and Chuck Crist of Sikeston, Missouri; brother-in-law, Mike Conaway (Tammy) of St. James, Missouri and sister-in-law, Brenda Jeffries (Tony) of Stanton, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
A memorial service has been scheduled for November 7, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the Steelville Assembly of God Church. A special wake has also been scheduled to take place at The Rose on November 6, 2009 beginning at 7 p.m. where friends and family will gather to sing Herb’s favorite music, and celebrate his life. All who knew Herb is invited to attend both services.
 


Imogene June Crist
Imogene June Crist of Cuba, Missouri was born to Joseph C. and Mayme (Lamar) Line on June 1, 1923 in Rolla, Missouri and passed away Sunday, April 25, 2010 in Cuba, Missouri at the age of 86 years, 10 months and 24 days.
Imogene was united in marriage to Edgar H. Crist on November 17, 1941 in Palmyra, Missouri and to this union two daughters were born.
Imogene was a homemaker and a member of the Cuba United Methodist Church. She enjoyed playing golf, playing bridge, reading, crossword puzzle books, but most of all she loved spending time with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph C. and Mamye Line; husband, Edgar H. Crist; one brother, Donald Line; two sisters, Marvine Henrickson and Mildred Beinlich; other relatives and friends.
She is survived by two daughters, Marsha Murray of Georgetown, Texas and Vicki J. and husband Glen Lewis of Creve Coeur, Missouri; four grandchildren, Scott L. Murray of Houston, Texas, Cristi L. Wuthrich of Novasota, Texas, Julie L. Lewis-Lapin of St. Louis, Missouri and Katie M. Murphy of St. Louis, Missouri; three great grandchildren, Sydney Murray, Finnegan and Ainsley Murphy; one sister, Eleanor Garrison of Corpus Christi, Texas; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Friday, April 30, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. at Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Britton Funeral Home of Cuba with Pastor Paul Lathum, officiating.
Interment followed at Meramec Hills Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Paul Oliver Crombie
Paul Oliver Crombie of Sullivan, Missouri formerly of Cuba, Missouri, was born Monday, June 19, 1922 at Kimmswick, Missouri to William and Olga (nee Kreid) Crombie and passed away Sunday, April 4, 2010 at Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 87 years, 9 months and 15 days.
Paul retired in 1984 after many years as a welder for Laclede Gas Company in St. Louis. Before moving to Cuba Paul lived for many years at Fenton, Missouri. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church of Cuba, the Cuba Knights of Columbus and in his spare time he enjoyed fishing and reading.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Olga Crombie; first wife, Frances R. Crombie; brothers, Clifford and Charles Leonard Crombie; sister, Anita Weldele; other relatives and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Crombie of the home; two sons, Mark and wife Katharina Crombie of St. Louis, Missouri and Paul and wife Rita Crombie of Marthasville, Missouri; two step sons, Carl W. Brown and John S. Dahlke; six grandchildren, Jason, Matthew, Melissa, Ethan, Kathryn and Grant Crombie; three step grandchildren, Jana Bunton, Jacob Rice and Jacquline Brown; two step great grandchildren, Alyson and Ronnie Bunton; brother-in-law, Jim and wife Irene Ruble of Sullivan, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held Thursday, April 8, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. at the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday, April 9, 2010 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church of Cuba with Father James Finder as celebrant.
Interment will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri with full military honors at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2010.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Dwain Croom
Dwain Croom of Sullivan, Missouri was born on January 9, 1940 in Lynn, Arkansas to Sherill E. and Martha C. (Adams) Croom and passed away on August 20, 2012 at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 72 years, 7 months and 11 days.
Dwain was united in marriage to Barbara Jones on July 2, 1957 in Batesville, Arkansas.
Dwain was a welder and inspector by trade. He loved the outdoors, and enjoyed hunting and fishing, and always had a story about the one that got away. He was a representative for the White’s Metal Detectors for over 18 years traveling the United States. He field-tested one of the first Classic I.D.’s detector on the market. Dwain found many treasures through the years with his metal detector. He obey the gospel at an early age of 15 and was baptized in the Strawberry River in Lynn, Arkansas. He served his Lord through his life having served as Deacon in Afton, Missouri, under the leadership of the well known evangelist Eugene Sewell.
Dwain and Barbara, help build the congregation at the Quartzside, Arizona where they attended for 20 years. They worshiped with the St James Church of Christ for 18 years when Dwain’s health permitted.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sherill and Martha Croom.
He is survived by his wife of the home, Barbara Croom of Sullivan, Missouri; two sons, Lionel W. Croom and wife Theresa of O’Fallon, Missouri and Phillip E. Croom and wife Kim of Sullivan, Missouri; two grandchildren, Christopher W. Croom of USAF and Mariah Christine Croom; one great grandchild, Colton Anderson; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was on Thursday, August 23, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted on Friday, August 24, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri with Lynn Huggins officiating.
Pallbearers were Lanny Jones, Kerry Jones, Tony Anderson, Christopher Croom, Butch Zeis and Rusty Otis. Honorable pallbearers were Norman Baker and Stephen Laughtner.
Hymns were “What A Friend We Have In Jesus,” “Amazing Grace,” “How Great Thou Art,” “There Is A God” and “When We All Get To Heaven.”
Burial was in the family plot in the Oak Grove Cemetery in rural St. James, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Martha Helen Cross
Martha Helen Cross of Northampton, Massachusetts a former resident of Goleta, California, Lawrenceville, Georgia and Greenfield, Massachusetts passed away Thursday, January 31, 2013 at the Calvin Coolidge Nursing Home in Northapton, Massachusetts from complications of Alzheimer’s at the age of 91 years.
Martha was born on January 28, 1922 in Bourbon, Missouri to Ernest and Minnie Chapman. After her birth the family later moved to Cuba, Missouri where her parents raised strawberries.
She married William E. Cross, Jr. in 1948, and lived as a Marine Corps wife for nearly 30 years before her husband retired to Goleta, California. He taught school there for his second career. He died in 1995 and is buried in Arlington Cemetery. After his passing, Martha lived in Lawrenceville, Georgia, Caldwell, New Jersey and later Greenfield, Massachusetts.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Minnie Chapman; three brothers and four sisters, Ernest, John, Hilma, Clayton, Nora, Dora and Olive Chapman.
She is survived by her two sons, William S. Cross of Montclair, New Jersey and Andrew E. Cross of Turners Falls, Massachusetts; three grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Graveside service was held on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Delhi Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
She will be buried next to parents and among generations of Chapman’s extending back into the early 1800’s when her ancestors relocated to Missouri from Caroline County Virginia.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
 

Ellsworth “Red” Crow
Ellsworth “Red” Crow of Steelville, Missouri, formerly of Cuba, Missouri was born September 21, 1933 at Tenino, Washington to Ernest C. and Lela (nee Hansbrough) Crow and passed away Friday, March 16, 2012 at his home at the age of 78 years, 5 months and 26 days.
Red proudly served in the United States Navy from December 19, 1951 until November 29, 1955. He was the owner/operator of Crow’s Electric in Warrenton, Missouri for many years before retiring. Red enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, traveling, gardening and working in his shop. He was a Mason and had been a journeyman lineman in his younger years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Lela Crow; his wife, Lillian Crow and one sister, Jenny.
He is survived by his children, Paul and wife Julie Crow of Cuba, Missouri, Linda and husband Mike McAdams of Kansas City, Missouri and Lela Baird of Warrenton, Missouri; nine grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
A memorial service in memory and honor of Red with full military honors will be held at a later date.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

 

James Philip Cummings
James Philip Cummings of St. James, Missouri was born December 8, 1933 in St. Louis, Missouri to Philip James and Anne (Cafferkey) Cummings and passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at the Missouri Veteran’s Home in St. James, Missouri at the age of 78 years, 7 months and 7 days.
James served his country from December 1955 to October 1957.
He was a bank teller for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Philip and Anne Cummings.
He is survived by one sister, Sally Wright of O’Fallon, Missouri.
Graveside services were conducted on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 10 a.m. with full military honors at the Jefferson Barracks Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri with Gary Gebelein officiating.
Burial was in the Jefferson Barracks Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Cecil R. Cummins
Cecil R. Cummins of Cranston, Rhode Island, formerly of Steelville, Missouri, was born April 24, 1915 in Steelville, Missouri to Raymond Cummins and Molly Lee (Wilkinson) Cummins and passed away August 5, 2010 at West View Health Care Center in West Warwick, Rhode Island at the age of 95 years.
On April 25, 1974, he was united in marriage to Norma J. (Wilkinson) Ragge.
He served his country in the U.S. Army/Air Core and was a part of the D-Day Invasion. He spent most of his time in the army in the European campaign.
Cecil was a member of the First Baptist Church of Steelville many years ago and later attended Tower Grove Baptist Church in St. Louis and Fresno Baptist Church in California.
He semi-retired from General Motors as a machinist in St. Louis and later moved to California where he and Norma raised horses in Cherry Valley, California.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Molly Cummins; one brother, Charles Cummins and one sister, Emma Cummins.
He is survived by his wife, Norma, of the home; two stepsons, Roy Ragge and wife Roberta of Rhode Island and Jim Ragge and wife Nadine of California; one sister, Aline Reid of Sedalia, Missouri; sister-in-law, Pauline Cummins of Fenton, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 10 a.m. until time of service on Saturday, August 14, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 14, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Roger Reid officiating.
Memories were shared by his wife, Norma and stepsons, Roy and Jim. Special music of “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” was sung by Rev. Roger Reid.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Steelville Cemetery. Full Military Honors were given by the U.S. Army and the Patriot Guard. Casket bearers were Roy Ragge, Jim Ragge, Terry Reid, Terry Collins, Jim Denner, Bill Miller and Paul Mark Cummins.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.
 

Floyd M. Cuneio
Floyd M. Cuneio of Sullivan, Missouri was one of a set of twins born August 2, 1927 to Emery S. and Velma L. (Tyree) Cuneio at Elmont, Missouri and passed away on Sunday, July 25, 2010 at the age of 82 years.
On August 20, 1949 he was united in marriage to Mary Jean Osborn and to this union four children were born.
Floyd honorably served his country in the United States Army from May 8, 1946 until May 10, 1947.
Floyd was employed by Paramount Cap Factory in Bourbon for 19 years, by First Assembly of God as church custodian and bus driver. He also drove a Sullivan C-2 school bus for 21 years. After retirement he continued to enjoy cutting wood, Cardinal baseball and quail hunting. He was a long time and faithful member of Sullivan First Assembly of God.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Emery and Velma Cuneio; a great granddaughter, Shelby Tutterrow; one brother, Russell Cuneio and one sister, Virginia Allen.
He is survived by his wife, Jean of Sullivan, Missouri; three sons, Rev. Jerry Cuneio and wife Mary of Vulcan, Missouri, Larry Cuneio and wife Kay, and Dean Cuneio and wife Linda, all of Sullivan, Missouri; one daughter, Dianne Ruble and husband Randy of Cuba, Missouri; nine grandchildren, Michael Cuneio and friend Adrienne Grillo, Daniel Cuneio and wife, Andrea, Amber Cuneio, Dana Tutterrow and husband Stacy, Doug Cuneio and wife Amy, Zackary Ruble and wife, Heather, Derik Ruble and wife, Sarah, D.J. and Ryan Cuneio; five great grandchildren, Jordan, Zoe, and Mia Cuneio and Ian and Sydney Tutterrow; a twin brother, Lloyd Cuneio of St. James, Missouri; three sisters, Verna Carter and Frances Landing, both of Sullivan, Missouri and Anna Belle Bailey and husband George of Bourbon, Missouri; brothers and sisters-in-law, Roscoe and Elva Tyree of Sullivan, Missouri, Erma Schmidt of Rocky Mount, Missouri, and Marion and Delliah Osborn of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 from First Assembly of God in Sullivan with Pastor Jerry Cuneio and Pastor Kyle Phillips officiating.
Interment was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.

Lloyd S. Cuneio
Lloyd Stewart Cuneio of Sullivan, Missouri was born on August 2, 1927 at Elmont, Missouri, to Emery Stewart and Velma Lucille (Tyree) Cuneio and passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at the age of 85 years, 11 months and 21 days
Lloyd lived in Sullivan, Missouri all of his life except when serving his country in the United States Army Air Corp from 1945 to 1947 in Japan. He earned the Victory Metal and Army of Occupation Metal.
Lloyd was employed by Paramount Headwear for 12 years, Meramec Mining for 15 years and his last employment was with the Sullivan City Street Department.
He was united in marriage to Helen Nethington on October 27, 1962 in Miami, Oklahoma. Lloyd enjoyed quail hunting, fishing and cutting wood with his twin brother Floyd, with whom he had a special bond and watching Cardinal Baseball. He was a long time member of First Assembly of God and served as an usher and greeter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Emery and Velma Cuneio; his wife, Helen on May 15, 2006; two brothers, Floyd and Russell Cuneio; two sisters, Virginia Allen and Frances Landing and twin grandchildren.
He is survived by one son, Bill Cuneio and wife Marilyn of Washington, Missouri; one daughter, Janice Landwehr and husband Melvin of Sullivan, Missouri; two sisters, Verna Carter of Sullivan, Missouri and Anna Belle Bailey and husband George of Bourbon, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Greg, Amy, Steven, Timothy, Matthew, Joy, Faith and Trafton; 23 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; two sisters-in-law, Jean Cuneio and Judy Graham both of Sullivan, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services with full military honors were conducted 12:00 p.m. Friday, July 26, 2013 from First Assembly of God in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Kyle Phillips and Captain Steven Cuneio officiating.
Interment was in the Oddfellows Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

James Henry Cunningham
James Henry Cunningham of Bourbon, Missouri was born on Monday, October 6, 1941 in St. Louis, Missouri to James Joseph and Helen Arlene Creech Cunningham and passed away on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 in Springfield, Missouri at the age of 68 years, 10 months and 18 days.
James served his country honorably in the United States Navy.
He married Sharon Lee Prince in St. Louis, Missouri on December 14, 1963 and to this union four children were born.
He retired from the IBEW Local #1 as a commercial electrician at Tel-vi Communications. He earned a Divinity Degree from the Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri where he served as a pastor for eight years at churches in Springfield and Sullivan, Missouri. He loved the Lord and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Bourbon, Missouri. His hobby was deer hunting.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Helen Cunningham and sister-in-law Marlene Schmidt.
He is survived by his wife, Sherry of Bourbon, Missouri; sons, James Owen (Angela) Cunningham of Springfield, Missouri, Timothy Joseph (Kristy) Cunningham of Bourbon, Missouri, Daniel John (Toni) Cunningham of Willard, Missouri and Jeffrey Thomas (Mariah) Cunningham of Cedar Hill, Missouri; sister, Susan Jane (Rich) Poertner of Bridgeton, Missouri; parents-in-law, Musetta (Owen) Prince of Willard, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Diane Easler of Hermitage, Missouri and Stephanie (Jeff) Turner of Springfield, Missouri; brother-in-law, Owen (Charlotte) Prince of Halltown, Missouri; 13 grandchildren; one great grandchild; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Friday, August 27, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. and Funeral service was Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri with Rev. Pat Panepinto officiating.
Burial was at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri on Monday, August 30, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. with full military honors.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.

Ollie Mae Cunningham
Ollie Mae Cunningham of Steelville, Missouri, formerly of Bourbon, Missouri was born August 5, 1924 in Siloam Springs, Arkansas to Delloes Mathew and Nannie Lee Denton Kreis and passed away Monday, July 15, 2013 at Gibbs Care Center at the age of 88 years, 11 months and 10 days.
On March 25, 1944 in Farmington, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Glenn E. Cunningham.
At a young age of eight and influenced by her father who was a minister, Ollie accepted Christ. She was very involved in many church activities, serving as a camp director at the South MO Baptist Camp in Van Buren, teaching Bible school for many years and singing in a quartet with her husband, sister and brother in-law. Ollie was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Bourbon, Missouri.
Before she married she was a teacher for a few years. She enjoyed working at a florist in Sullivan for several years. In her spare time, she loved to quilt.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ddlloes and Nannie Kreis; her husband, Glenn Cunningham in 1980; son, Gary Cunningham; brother, William L. Kreis and wife Doris; sister, Antionette Williams and husband Jesse; and brother-in-law, Carl Collar.
She is survived by her son, Darrell Cunningham and wife Katherine of Bourbon, Missouri; daughter, Carolanna Massey and husband Paul of Wentzville, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Gay Cunningham of St. George, Utah; brother, John Kreis and wife Dorothy of Plumbersville, Arkansas; sister, Virginia Collar of Elizabeth, Arkansas; three sisters-in-law, Ruby Short of Park Hills, Missouri, Helen Staab of St. Genevieve, Missouri and Isabel Jackson of Waterloo, Illinois; 10 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Bourbon, Missouri.
A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 22, 2013 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Bourbon, Missouri with Bro. Ed Carter officiating. Special music of “No One Ever Cared for Me Like Jesus” was sung by Sherry Horn, “I Can’t Even Walk” was sung by Danny King and “What a Day That Will Be” was sung by Norman Williams and Paul Massey. The closing hymn of “It is Well With my Soul” was sung by the congregation accompanied on piano by Gail Williams.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Bourbon Cemetery, Bourbon, Missouri.
Casket bearers were Matthew Jones, Robbie Jones, Brian Massey, Terry Jones, Neal McAmis, Brad Massey and Christopher Cunningham.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

Robert W. Cunningham
Robert W. Cunningham of Sullivan, Missouri, was born July 12, 1939 at Cuba, Missouri to Jackson Harvey and Anna Susan (Caulley) Cunningham and passed on Monday, May 13, 2013 at the age of 73 years, 9 months and 1 day.
He was raised around the Cuba area until the age of 16. He then resided in the St. Louis area for a time and later come back to Sullivan to live. Robert was a 15-year employee at the Chrysler Assembly Plant in Fenton, Missouri and retired early due to ill health.
On April 12, 1958 he was united in marriage to Joan Zimmer in St. Louis and to this marriage six children were born.
Robert was a member of Saint Anthony Parish of Sullivan, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jackson and Anna Cunningham; three brothers, Thomas, John and Sherman Cunningham and three sisters, Carrie Donnelly, Virginia Arakaki and Loetta Beck.
He is survived by his wife, Joan of the family home; four sons, Robert Cunningham Jr., Keith Cunningham and wife Kathy, Brian and Kurt Cunningham, all of Sullivan, Missouri; two daughters, Denise Ray and Stacie Murray, both of Sullivan, Missouri; two brothers, Frank Cunningham and wife Cathy of Cuba, Missouri and Charles Cunningham and wife Linda of St. James, Missouri; three sisters, Laura Forshee of the state of Michigan, Betty Houleffer of St. Louis, Missouri and Bertie Morris of the state of Michigan; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
A mass of Christian burial was celebrated 10 a.m., Friday, May 17, 2013 from Saint Anthony Catholic Church in Sullivan, Missouri with the Rev. Paul Telkin officiating.
Interment was in the Saint Anthony Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
 

Wayne Allen Cunningham
Wayne Allen Cunningham of Cuba, Missouri was born Saturday, July 7, 1956 at Rolla, Missouri to Jerome “Jerry,” Sr. and Virginia (nee Woehler) Cunningham and passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 56 years.
Wayne was united in marriage to Deanna Goudeau (nee Happel) in July of 2002 at Trinity Chapel, Cuba, Missouri.
He was a 1974 graduate of the Cuba High School.
The last five years Wayne had been the owner/operator of Clean Cut Lawn Care. Wayne enjoyed barbequing, making his own barbeque sauce and cooking. He would always go to the boys ballgames and tried going to the Muny in St. Louis ever year. He was always working on the farm, taking care of his cattle and in the spring would bale hay and work in the garden. He sold real estate and was truly a jack of all trades.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Cunningham Sr., brother, Jerome C. “Dink” Cunningham, Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Deanna Cunningham of Cuba, Missouri; two sons, Todd Cunningham and Trenton Goudeau of Cuba, Missouri; mother, Virginia Cunningham of Cuba, Missouri; three sisters, Arleen Luedde of New Hampshire, Linda and husband Michael Woessner of St. James, Missouri and Mary and husband Steve Black of Cuba, Missouri; two brothers, Darrell and wife Janice Cunningham of St. James, Missouri and Robert and wife Tina Cunningham of Cuba, Missouri; in-laws, Nancy and Lee Layton of Steelville, Missouri and Lorraine Happel of Cuba, Missouri; brothers-in-law, Jim and wife Cathy Happel of Cuba, Missouri and Lee Layton and fianceé Katherine Conway of Steelville, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 10 a.m. until noon at Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at noon at Mizell Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Mace officiating.
Special music was “Amazing Grace,” “Forever Young” and “Free Bird.”
Pallbearers were Darrell Cunningham, Bobby Cunningham, Tim Ryle, Drew Stubblefield, Joe Cason and Kevin Spurgeon. Honorary pallbearers were Dick Windle, Lee Layton, Jim Happel, Trenton Goudeau, Mike Birch and Chuck Swope.
Interment and prayers followed at the Mounts Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

 


 

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