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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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Amelia K. Dace
Amelia K. Dace of Bourbon, Missouri was born in Bourbon, Missouri on August 24, 1916 to George and Katherine Hertlein Merkel and passed away Sunday, January 6, 2013 at the Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 96 years.
She lived in the Bourbon area attending Concordia Lutheran School and Bourbon High School and later graduating from Brown’s Business College in St. Louis, Missouri.
She worked as a secretary and bookkeeper.
On April 10, 1937 she married Carl E Molkenbur and two children came to bless this union, Ronald and Robert.
On October 22, 1949 she married Harvey E. Huber and two children blessed this union, Edward and Karen. On October 17, 1967 she was married to Tracy L. Dace.
Amelia was baptized on September 17, 1916 and renewed her baptismal vows at Concordia Lutheran Church in Bourbon, Missouri on April 13, 1930. She was the treasurer of the Concordia Ladies Aid for many years and belonged to the Ladies Aux. of VFW Post 3987.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Katherine Merkel; husbands, Carl, Harvey and Tracy; two sisters, Emma and Elsie; brother, Herman and a brother and sister in infancy.
She is survived by three sons, Ronald Molkenbur and wife Diana of O’Fallon, Missouri, Robert Molkenbur of Jacksonville, Florida and Edward Harvey Huber and wife Sindy of Sullivan, Missouri; daughter, Karen Ivie and husband Reldon of Bourbon, Missouri; 11 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at the Eaton Funeral Chapel in Sullivan, Missouri and from 9-11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Concordia Lutheran Church in Bourbon, Missouri.
Funeral services were at 11 am on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at the Concordia Lutheran Church in Bourbon, Missouri with burial in the Bourbon Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Charles Franklin Dace
Charles Franklin Dace was born on September 4, 1945 in Piedmont, Missouri to Emmitt Ben and Lela Opal (Hunter) Dace and passed away December 28, 2012 in Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 67 years.
On July 30, 1964, Charles Franklin Dace was united in marriage to Ruby May Barton and to this union two children were born.
Charles was a member of the Viburnum Eagles Club for 37 years. He enjoyed fishing and playing slot machines.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmitt and Lela Dace; son and daughter-in-law, Charlie and Penny Dace; grandchildren, Joshua and Rachel Dace; brothers, Jerry, Jack and Jimmy Dace; sisters, Juanita Gore, Mary Thurman and half sister, Ruth Wilson.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby Dace of Sullivan, Missouri; daughter, Kimberly Dace and fiancé Victor Heidbrink of Sullivan, Missouri; sister, Helen Walheimer and husband Bill of High Ridge, Missouri; grandchildren, Angel Drescher and Brent Mathes of Bixby, Missouri, Jennifer Grapes and Benny Asta of Cuba, Missouri, and Sherry and Mike Shouse of Leasburg, Missouri; great grandchildren, Corbin, Destiny, Abbigail, Jaime, Brooklyn, Miley, Blake, Gabriella and Charlie Jo; other relatives and friends.
Graveside service was held Thursday, January 3, 2013, at Mill Creek Cemetery in Wayne County, Missouri, with Benny Asta officiating and special music played.
Pallbearers were Mark Royer, Matthew Dace Royer, Vic Heidbrink, Benny Asta, Brent Mathes and Timothy Sellers. Honorary pallbearer was Mike Shouse.
Interment was in the Mill Creek Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary.

Esther Virginia Dace of Sullivan, Missouri was born at Springfield, Illinois on December 28, 1920 to Jacob Franklin and Esther (Tinsley) Foster and passed away Friday, June 10, 2016 at the age of 95 years, 5 months and 12 days.
Virginia, as she was known by her family and friends, was raised at nearby Chatham and graduated from Springfield High School.
On August 1, 1951 she married Ethan Monroe Dace at Springfield, Missouri and to this marriage three sons were born.
Virginia honorably served her country during WWII with the U.S. Navy attaining the rank of Yeoman Third Class.
She and her husband came to live in the Bourbon, Missouri area around 1990 and eventually moved to Sullivan, Missouri. She was active at the Bourbon Senior Center before coming to Sullivan, Missouri and enjoyed traveling and crocheting. Virginia was a dedicated homemaker and was like a grandmother to many individuals in the area. She was a member of the Sullivan Christian Church and participated in the Senior Ambassadors group. While living in Springfield, Virginia taught Sunday school many years at the Southside Christian Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jacob and Esther Foster; husband, Ethan in 2010; son, Michael; and two brothers, Jimmy and Billy Foster.
She is survived by two sons, Mark Dace and wife Peggy of Sullivan and Tracy Dace of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren, Mindy Thompson, Micah Dace, Mallori Peregoy and Logan Dace; one step-granddaughter, Ashlea Monsibais; seven great grandchildren, Hayden Thompson, Trevor Thompson, Wyatt Peregoy, Lauren Peregoy, Ethan Dace, Bradley Peregoy and Parker Thompson; three step-great grandchildren, Madison, Brady and Aiden Monsibais; other relatives and friends.
Interment was in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
 

Shaun Lee Damo
Shaun Lee Damo of Steelville, Missouri was born on Thursday, June 6, 1985 to David Peter and Gloria Jean Williams Damo and passed away in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the age of 28 years and 2 days.
Shaun graduated from Steelville High School and then worked at Meramec Shoe Industry in Sullivan, Missouri for a few years. His hobbies were fishing and collecting Eagle figurines. He was very patriotic and liked to play all sports. He enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinal ball team.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Fred Williams and Frank Damo and grandmother, Mary Helen Damo.
He is survived by his parents, David and Gloria Damo of Steelville, Missouri; sisters, Sheryl Damo of Steelville, Missouri and Rebecca Miller of Bourbon, Missouri; brother, David (Trish) Damo of Steelville, Missouri; grandmother, Mary Williams of Mt. Olive, Illinois; nieces, Brianna, Alaina and Jamie Miller and Trishelle Damo; nephews, Laden Miller and Tristan Damo; caretaker Mrs. Lee Ruck of Rolla, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 6-7 p.m. and Memorial Service at 7 p.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Pastor Jerry Beers officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

James Joseph “Jim” Daniel
James Joseph “Jim” Daniel of Cuba, Missouri was born to John C. and Loretta (Gittemeier) Daniel on August 29, 1927 in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 84 years.
Jim was united in marriage to Ruth L. Quinley on December 31, 1947 in Cuba, Missouri and to this union four children were born.
Jim owned and operated Daniel Communications in Cuba for several years. He never really retired continuing to work at Flying A delivering trailers all over the United States, a Courier for Peoples Bank and the Chamber Commerce Visitors Center.
He was a parishioner of Holy Cross Catholic Church and also attended the First Baptist Church of Cuba, Missouri. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and honorably served his country in U.S. Navy during WWII. He enjoyed farming, shooting, traveling, St. Louis Cardinals, being a handyman and spending time with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John C. and Loretta Daniel; one brother, Bob Daniel; one sister, Jackie Edwards.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth L. Daniel of Cuba, Missouri; four children, Dave Daniel of Columbus, Ohio, Dale and wife Brenda Daniel Pacific, Missouri, Doug and wife Diane Daniel of St. James, Missouri, Debbie and husband Richard Grotha of St. James, Missouri; five grandchildren, Matt, Chris and Jeremy Daniel, Jennifer Grotha and Heather Nelson; eight great grandchildren, Melissa, Bradley, Emily, Tucker, Hayden, Colton, Logan and Maia; one sister, Lois and husband Henry Stroud of Cuba, Missouri; one brother, Tom Daniel of Florida; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Thursday, May 24, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. at Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Mizell Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Knight and Pastor Craig Rippy, officiating.
Interment with full military honors followed at the Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
 

Harrison “Harry” Daniels
Harrison “Harry” Daniels of Steelville, Missouri was born on August 7, 1937 in Harlan, Kentucky to Bascum and Alberta Cloud Daniels and passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2013 in Rolla, Missouri at the age of 75 years, 9 months and 25 days.
He was a self-employed roofer most of his adult life. He was very mechanically inclined and could fix anything. He was a close friend and right-hand man for Fred Tomlinson. He also, enjoyed hunting earlier in his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bascum and Alberta Daniels.
He is survived by his fiancée, Nina Dillon of Steelville, Missouri; children, Joseph (Krystyna) Frazier of Steelville, Missouri, Brenda (Tom) Collins of Potosi, Missouri and Benny Frazier and special friend Yvette Clary of Steelville, Missouri; brother, Alford (Pheby) Daniels of Ferndale, Michigan; sister, Etherin Daniels of Disney, Kentucky; nieces and nephews Eddie Faye (Danny) Griffin of Sullivan, Missouri, Ada (Steve) Edens of Sterling Heights, Michigan, Pam Hardbeck of Adrian, Michigan and Josh Daniels of Kentucky; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Monday, June 3, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri and funeral service on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Mike Delaschmit officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Virginia Francine Darrough
Virginia “Ginny” Francine Darrough of Cuba, Missouri was born Monday, March 8, 1943 at St. Louis, Missouri to Zelmer and Charlotte (nee Bock) Easley and passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at Cuba, Missouri at the age of 67 years, 5 months and 9 days.
Ginny was united in marriage to John G. Darrough and to this union two children were born.
Ginny retired in 2003 from Bussman in St. Louis after 38 years of dedicated service. After retiring they moved to Indian Hills. Ginny enjoyed playing bingo, traveling to Oklahoma, Tunica and Las Vegas to go to the casinos. But what she enjoyed most was spending time with her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Zelmer and Charlotte Easley; sister, Barb Simon; brother, Ricky Easley; sister-in-law, Doris Darrough; brother-in-law, Chuck Darrough; other relatives and friends.
She is survived by her husband, John of the home; two children, David Darrough of Valley Park, Missouri and Christine Houston of Byrnes Mill, Missouri; five grandchildren, Andy Wallace, Jamie and Jessica Darrough, Ian and Jonathan Houston; one sister, Sandy and husband Bill Mullins of St. Louis, Missouri; two brothers, Larry Easley of Moscow Mills, Missouri and Billy Easley of Defiance, Missouri; brothers-in-law, Jim and wife Jan Simon of Wildwood, Missouri, James and wife Marge Darrough of Warrenton, Missouri, Joseph Darrough of Belridge, Missouri, Irl Darrough of Cuba, Missouri and Bruce and wife Cindy Darrough of Wildwood, Missouri; sister-in-law, Karen Darrough of St. Peters, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Private services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
 

Marie Roena Britton Darst
Marie Roena Britton Darst of Jacksonville, Texas was born December 13, 1919 in Huzzah, Missouri to Rev. John L. and Allie M. Britton and passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2012 in Tyler Texas at the age of 92 years, 2 months and 15 days.
She was united in marriage to Rev. Harry Walter Darst on May 21, 1938 at Shoal Creek, Missouri and to this union a daughter was born.
Marie was a dedicated Christian and a faithful pastor’s wife. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Texas and the Lydia Sunday School class. She served as corresponding secretary of the Womens Auxiliary of America for over 30 years, very active in GMA’s, authored three books and wrote for the WMA and youth department in Golden Words. She was honored as Who’s Who of American Women, Women of Achievement, Women of the Midwest and Who’s Who of Women of the World.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Allie Britton; husband, Harry; son-in-law, Alfred Darst; one brother, Alfred J. Britton; one sister, Beulah Akers; brothers-in-law, Clarence, William, Albert, Raymond and Orville Darst, Charles Akers and E.F. Gibson; sisters-in-law, Ida, Carrie and Mabel.
She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn R. Darst of Whitehouse, Texas; grandchildren, Dwayne and Terri Orr of Jacksonville, Texas and Angela Orr of Lake Jackson, Texas, Katrina and Mike Morrow of Quitman, Texas, Danny and Nancy Orr of Jacksonville, Texas; great grandchildren, Staci, Brandon, Heather, Amy, Melissa, Micah, Macawley, Makinna and Rebecca; great great granddaughter, Lilly Rose; sister-in-law, Edith Darst of Jacksonville, Texas; brothers, John T. Britton and wife Ava, Donald Britton and wife Madeline of Cuba, Missouri; sisters, Dolorece Gibson of Pacific, Missouri, Opal and husband Joe Wilkerson of Potosi, Missouri, Erma and husband Dr. Darrell “Jack” Holley of O’Fallon, Missouri; caregivers, Patsy Grimes and Laverne Pope of Jacksonville, Texas; special friends, June Musick and Wilma Jean Asher of Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2012 at the Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville, Texas.
Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2012 at the First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Texas with Dr. Larry Silvey and Rev. Vernon Lee officiating.
Eulogy was given by grandson, Dwayne Orr. Musical sections were the prelude, “Ring Those Golden Bells” by pianist Gerald Orr. The congregation sang “Amazing Grace” and the family sang “Beulah Land” with Gerald Orr accompanist.
Burial was in the Resthaven Memorial Park in Jacksonville, Texas.
Pallbearers were Dwayne Orr, Darrell Orr, Danny Orr, Brandon Orr, Micah Morrow and Macawley Morrow.
Arrangements under the direction of the Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville, Texas.


Terry Lee Daugherty
Terry Lee Daugherty of Bourbon, Missouri was born on May 2, 1975 at St. Charles, Missouri and passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at the age of 37 years, 2 months and 2 days as a result of a vehicle accident.
He lived in St. Charles, Missouri until the age of 17 when he moved to the Bourbon area.
On March 21, 1998 Terry was united in marriage to Christina M. Bragg. She preceded Terry in death on September 16, 2006 also the result of an automobile accident.
Terry was known as a happy-go-lucky individual who was hard working. He was self-employed in a tree service business. He enjoyed the outdoors, floating the river and fishing.
He is survived by his mother, Mary Lou Daugherty of O’Fallon, Missouri; brother, Robert Daugherty of O’Fallon, Missouri; three sisters, Crystal Waltman of Louisiana, Missouri, Marie Daugherty of O’Fallon and Brenda King and husband Jerry of Warrenton, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Saturday, July 7, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at noon at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted at noon on July 7, 2012 from the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Scott Perry officiating.
Interment was in the Hill Cemetery, Bourbon, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.

Gene Davault
Gene Davault was born January 31, 1928 in Redbird, Missouri to Rainey F. and Iva (Gray) Davault and passed away May 18, 2010 at the St. James Golden Living Center at the age of 82 years, 3 months and 18 days.
He attended Bland High School, was #12 on their basketball team, graduating in 1946. The team played various high schools and always played in the St. James Tournament, where he met the love of his life, Cordelia Hale. They married June 7, 1947. Gene worked for Brown Shoe Company and the City of Owensville, Missouri before enlisting in the U.S. Navy, 1951-1954. He was assigned to the Navy Air Command out of Whitbey Island, Washington with a P2V Bomber Unit; spent a year in Japan patrolling Korea.
Gene graduated from Molar Barber College, Memphis, Tennessee in 1955. He began barbering at Ft. Leonard Wood; then opened “Gene’s Barber Shop” in Owensville. In 1970 Gene became the first barber the Veteran’s Home ever had, retiring after 21 years there.
Locally Gene was known at the “Bike Man.” He refurbished used and broken bicycles, making them look new again. He usually had 50-60 bicycles to donate to Division of Social Services at Christmas to be given to needy children. The St. James Chamber of Commerce honored Gene by presenting him the Youth Plaque of the Year Award. He received a Crystal Plaque from Al West Chrysler that same year for “Caring for Missouri’s Children.”
In 2005 he was the recipient of Missouri’s Recognition of Military Service at Fort Leonard Wood with full military honors.
He was a member of First Baptist Church, St. James, where he served as Trustee and Usher and served wherever they lived. In earlier years he helped clean the cabins and campgrounds for the summer youth camps, and even transported youth to and from the camps before buses became a part of the church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rainey and Iva Davault; brother, Arthur; sister, Helen (Davault); brothers-in-law, John Collier, Don Schebaum and Guy Kinsey; father and mother-in-law, Everett and Zelma Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Cordelia Davault of St. James, Missouri; sons, Eric Davault of St. James, Missouri and Kevin Davault of St. Clair, Missouri; five grandchildren; great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Collier, Desoto, Missouri and Peggy Schebaum, Wildwood, Missouri; a special Siamese/Lynx cat, Pretty Girl; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Thursday, May 20, 2010 from 4-8 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral service was at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 21, 2010 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri with Jerry Baumann, Bob Knight and Harry Pryor officiating. Vocalist was Stephen Brubaker and Jeanette Ashley at the organ.
Pallbearers were Eric and Kevin Davault, Patrick Davault, Steve Jackson, Glinn Lovins and John L. Watkins. Honorary Pallbearers were Ken Sego, Ellis Copeland, George Weaver, Lyman Skyles, Ivan Sieber, Bill Bisso, Ralph Marsch, Dan Smith, A.C. Harris, John Staples, David Pierce, Jeffery Weeks and Bruce Collier.
Burial was in the St. James Cemetery with full military honors.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

 

Kenneth Norman Davault
Kenneth Norman Davault of Rosebud, Missouri was born in St. Louis on August 12, 1931 to William Jacob and Blanche (Hutchinson) Davault and passed away Friday, July 13, 2012 at his residence at the age of 80 years, 11 months and 1 day.
On September 4, 1954 in Rosebud he was united in marriage to Sylvia Luhring.
He was a member of Old Argo Presbyterian Church, Gerald Fire Dept. and a former member of the Gerald Lions Club. He owned and operated the Northside AG and also had worked at Bull Moose Tube.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, William Robert Davault and Raymond W. Davault and by two sisters, Merl Davault and Pearl Davault.
He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; children, Roger D. Davault and wife Judy of Alton, Illinois and Rhonda K. Davault and special friend Tonya of Rosebud, Missouri; grandchildren, Derrick Davault, Dustin Davault, Kimberly Baker and Ashley Hatton; brother-in-law, Calvin and Naomi Luhring of Rosebud, Missouri; nephew, Aubrey Davault and wife Trish of St. James, Missouri; great nieces, Ashley of Florida and Megan of St. James, Missouri; and by special friends, Gary and Melanie Adkison of Owensville, Missouri.
Visitation began at 4 p.m. on Monday, July 16, 2012 at the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville with Pastor Rob Cardwell officiating.
Burial was in the Countryside Memorial Gardens in Owensville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville, Missouri.

Craig J. Davis
Craig J. Davis of Leavenworth, Kansas was born November 19, 1948 in St. Louis, Missouri to Marie and James Davis and passed away Friday, July 20, 2007 at the age of 56 years.
He grew up in a military family and graduated from high school at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri–Columbia and an M.L.A. from Baker University.
He retired from Hallmark Cards.
He married Marlene Evans, of Butte, Montana in 1980.
He was preceded in death by two aunts, Frances Voss and Helen Merkel.
He is survived by his wife; son, Griffin; daughter, Gwenna; mother, Marie Davis of Bourbon, Missouri; brother, Michael Davis and family of Springfield, Missouri; nieces; nephews; three aunts, Pauline Harris, Marge Killian and Rose Bindner and other relatives and friends.

Douglas J. “Doug” Davis of Rolla, Missouri was born in Hannibal, Missouri on February 16, 1959 to Darold K. “Tiny” and Onez (Stump) Davis and passed away Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the age of 57 years.
On February 16, 1991 he married Dianne Raffaelli.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Darold and Onez Davis; daughter, Emily Ann Davis; granddaughter, Molly Davis; and brother, Dale Davis.
He is survived by his wife, Dianne Davis of Rolla, Missouri; five children, Dominic Raffaelli and wife Jennifer of Fenton, Missouri, Thomas Davis and companion Karen Huff of St. James, Missouri, Phillip Davis and companion Jessica Shay of Rolla, Missouri, Robert Davis and wife Jenifer of Rolla, Missouri and Ashley Davis and companion Corey Bunton of Rolla, Missouri; four brothers, David Davis and wife Diane of Columbia, Missouri, Dirk Davis and wife Mary of Palmyra, Missouri, Darin Davis and wife Paula of Louisiana, Missouri and Daniel Davis of Brookfield, Missouri; one sister, Mary Beth Davis of Hannibal, Missouri; nine grandchildren, Hailey, Cameron, Sal, Alex, Lucas, Payge, Phalen, Lucy and Rain; other relatives and friends.
 

E. Mary Davis (nee Dobkins) of Steelville, Missouri was born October 2, 1948 in Waynesville, Missouri to Darrell and Gladys Sells Dobkins and passed away Monday, July 4, 2016 at the age of 67 years.
On May 7, 1966 she married Gilbert “Eddie” Edgar Davis and to this union four children were born.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Darrell and Gladys Dobkins; husband, Eddie Davis; father-in-law, Gilbert Davis; brother-in-law, Phil Davis; and sister-in-law, Barbara Harper.
She is survived by her children, Tamara Richardson and husband Chris of Granite City, Illinois, Timothy Davis of Steelville, Missouri, Tina Forester and husband Bryan of West Plains, Missouri and Tonya Embry and husband Mark of Huntingburg, Indiana; mother-in-law, Ina Davis of Steelville, Missouri; brother, Franklin Dobkins and wife Karen of Bridgeton, Missouri; brother-in-law, Charles Harper and wife Donna of Steelville, Missouri; sister-in-law, Darlene Turner and husband Ron of Rolla, Missouri; 10 grandchildren, Adrienne Knox and husband Trey, Andrea Johnson and husband Andrew, Allison Combs and husband Austin, Olivia Lunn and husband Mike, Anderson Richardson, Jackson Embry, Laura K. Davis, Phoebe Embry, Ainslee Richardson and Colton Forester; six great-grandchildren, Leahanna, Levi, Wesley, Melody, Paxton and Rilee; other relatives and friends.


Gilbert Wayne Davis of Steelville, Missouri, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2008 at the age of 82 years. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri. Funeral service 1 p.m. Thursday, January 10, 2008 at the Britton-Bennett Chapel, Steelville, Missouri. Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
 

Lucille Davis
Lucille (Pilgrim) Davis of St. Louis, Missouri, formerly of High Gate, Missouri, was born on October 6, 1921 Goehner, Nebraska to Frederick William and Margaret Ann (DeWendt) Pilgrim and passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 91 years.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jim Prebianca on January, 6, 1950 and Henry Davis on January 6, 1988; her parents, Frederick and Margaret Pilgrim.
She is survived by her children, Margaret Hofbeck and husband John, Mary Chadduck and husband Gary, Marvella Buechel and husband Dr. David, Gregory Prebianca and Bruce Davis and wife Sandy, all of St. Louis, Missouri; sister, Margaret Bernice Ives of St. Louis, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel, St. James, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted at noon on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. James, Missouri with Don Pardee officiating.
Burial in the High Gate Baptist Church Cemetery in High Gate, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Rebecca Ann Davis
Rebecca Ann Davis nee Goodman was born Sunday, September 16, 1923 in Davies Co., Kentucky to William and Roseanne Davis and passed away Thursday, April 22, 2010 at the Gibbs Care Center in Steelville, Missouri at the age of 86 years, 7 months and 6 days.
Rebecca married Jimmie Davis on October 18, 1963 in East St. Louis, Illinois.
She and Jimmie made their home together in St. Louis, Missouri where they managed a trailer park until 1974. They bought property in Cherryville, Missouri in 1972 and moved there in 1974 after retiring. Rebecca and Jimmie ran the Steelville Laundry Mat next to Schwieder Ford from 1983 to 1985. They then moved to Owensboro, Kentucky in 1988 to be near family until his siblings passed away. They then moved back to Steelville, Missouri to be closer to their foster grandchildren, Lisa and Jim Davis and their families. Rebecca’s hobbies were playing bingo, traveling, hunting and fishing.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Roseanne Davis and husband, Jimmie who passed away January 8, 2009.
She is survived by her foster grandchildren, Lisa (Jim) Davis of Steelville, Missouri; foster great grandchildren, Crystal (Tommy) Cox, Jason (Jessica) Bryant, and Rusty (Kayla) Davis, all of Steelville, Missouri and Carl (Jamie) Davis of Cherryville, Missouri; foster great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Saturday, April 24, 2010 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and funeral service at 1 p.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Delmar Hutson officiating.
Burial was in the Steelville Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.

Robert William Davis
Robert William Davis was born on November 14, 1926, in Grand Island, Nebraska.
He passed away in Sullivan, Missouri, on October 3, 2011, at the age of 84
years.
Bob graduated from Sullivan High School on May 16, 1945, and was inducted into
the U.S. Army on May 30, 1945. He celebrated his 19th birthday aboard a troop
ship in the Atlantic Ocean en route to Europe. He was attached to the 24th
Quartermaster Company and served as a jeep driver for long-distance trips for
U.S. 3rd Army headquarters personnel in Bad Tolz and Heidelberg, Germany. For
the last two weeks of his tour in Germany, he served as a motor pool security
guard and a non-commissioned officer club bouncer. He was honorably discharged
on October 19, 1946.
He moved his family from Sullivan to Florissant, Missouri, in 1957 and was
employed as an expeditor at McDonnell-Douglas. In 1967, he and his family
returned to Sullivan and purchased the Montgomery Ward Sales Agency, which they
operated until 1976. He was elected to the Sullivan School District Board of
Education in 1968 and served for nine years.
Throughout his life, Bob had a variety of interests. As a young man, he hunted
and fished, enjoying the outdoors and nature. Later in life, he enjoyed
motorcycling, boating, flying airplanes and he always loved his cars.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Thelma Fae Winn and his great grandson,
Joshua Heinle.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ellen (nee Rushton) of the family home;
son, Michael Davis of Sullivan, Missouri; daughter, Sue Davis of Sullivan,
Missouri; daughter, Barbara Heinle and husband Robert of Bourbon, Missouri;
grandson, Jim Heinle and wife Shannon of Sullivan, Missouri; grandson, Steve
Heinle and wife Sherri of Imperial, Missouri; grandson, Bill Heinle of Sullivan,
Missouri; five great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Memorial funeral services with full military honors were held at 2 p.m. in the
Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home on Sunday, October 9, 2011.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Roy “Louis” Davis
Roy “Louis” Davis of Steelville, Missouri was born in Davisville, Missouri to Roy Allen and Estelle Frances “Fannie” Martin Davis on May 8, 1923 and passed away Friday, February 24, 2012 at the Missouri Veterans Home in St. James, Missouri at the age of 88 years.
On September 5, 1942 in Steelville, Missouri he was united in marriage to Agnes Marie Turnbough.
Louis served his country honorably during WWII in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1945. He fought at Iwo Jima and received a Bronze Star and served during the Pacific Theatre and in Guam. He worked several years for the Bi State Development in St. Louis and retired and moved back to the farm in Crawford County in 1985. He was a member of the Masonic Order of the Spirit Lodge of St. Louis and the Amalgamated Transit Union #788. He was also a member of the Cuba Christian Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Estelle Davis; his wife, Agnes Marie in July of 2005; one daughter, Linda Davis; one granddaughter, Tina Clark; six brothers, Lytle Davis, Eugene Davis, Jack Davis and wife Ina, Gilbert Davis, Glen Davis and wife Virginia and Max Davis; two sisters, Nerene McGlasson and husband Bruce and Hazel Gibbs and husband Ray; brothers-in-law, Treffie Adams, Glenn Turnbough and wife Naomie, Arnold Turnbough and Jr. Turnbough and wife Norma.
He is survived by his six sons, Bill Davis and wife Karen, Robert Davis and wife Darlene, Charles Davis and wife Sharon, all of Union, Missouri, Lydle Davis of Steelville, Missouri, Gary Davis and wife Ramona of St. Louis, Missouri and Fred Davis of Union, Missouri; two daughters, Mary Mead of Steelville, Missouri and Alta Warner and husband David of St. Louis, Missouri; two sisters, Hilma Adams of Linn, Missouri and Joann Crabtree and husband Robert of Bourbon, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Elsie Davis of Overland, Missouri, Ina Davis of Steelville, Missouri, Mildred Davis of St. Louis, Missouri and Juanita Turnbough of St. Louis, Missouri; 13 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, February 27, 2012 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
A Masonic service was held at 7 p.m. by the Lebanon Lodge of Steelville, Missouri.
A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Woodrow Martin officiating. Special music of “Old Rugged Cross,” “Amazing Grace,” “Rock of Ages,” “Shall We Gather at the River” and “Swing Low Sweet Chariot” was sung by Bob and Carol Coleman.
Committal prayer and interment were held in the Earney Cemetery at Cherryville, Missouri. Full military honors were given by the U.S. Army and Patriot Guard.
Casket bearers were Bill Davis, Robert Davis, Charles Davis, Lydle Davis, Gary Davis and Fred Davis with honorary casket bearers as David Warner, Bobby Davis and Roy Davis.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

Russell Hiram Davis of St. James, Missouri was born on September 24, 1931 to Charles Edmund and Mary Christiana Satterfield Davis in High Gate Missouri and passed away on July 27, 2016 at the age of 84 years, 10 months and 3 days.
Russell was united in marriage to Patsy Sue Basford on November 21, 1952 in Salem, Arkansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Mary Davis; one sister, Olive Naramore; and brothers, James, Anderson, Harrison, Chalres, John (Tinker) and Raymond Davis.
He is survived by his wife of the home, Patsy Sue Davis; sons, Gary Davis and wife Kathy of Springfield, Missouri and Jeff Davis and wife Nancy of Owasso, Oklahoma; daughter, Kathe Dougherty and husband Ron of Lawrence, Kansas; brother, Ralph Davis and wife Mildred of St. James, Missouri; two grandchildren, Spencer and Andrew; other relatives and friends.


William “Bill” Oliver Davis
William “Bill” Oliver Davis of Houston, Texas, formerly of Steelville, Missouri was born on November 23, 1934 in Crawford County, Missouri to Zelma Elizabeth Walker and James O. Davis and passed away in Houston, Texas on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at the age of 77 years and 3 months.
Bill served his country honorably in the United States Army following the Korean War.
He then owned for several years and retired from his tree service business. His hobbies were watching the Astros and Cardinals ball teams.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Zelma and James Davis; wife, Imagene Davis; sisters, Martha Wright, Eunice Rogers and Rhonda Davis; brothers Leslie, Curtis and Jim Davis.
He is survived by his children, Billie Jean (Tony) Monariti and Jackie (Rodger) Perot, all of Houston, Texas, Tina Hershey of Dallas, Texas and Paul (Amber) Davis of Houston, Texas; 10 grandchildren, Angela and Tony Monariti, Crystal and Stephanie Jones, Billie Jean Tallent, Raymond Hershey, Jr., Harley Jean, Haley, Austin and Jazyn Davis; six great grandchildren, Jacob, Jeremiah, Joseph, Victoria, Jose and Johnny Ray Jones; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, February 27, 2012 at Lakewood United Methodist Church, Houston, Texas.
Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. and funeral service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Delmar Hutson officiating.
Burial at the Liberty Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri with full military honors.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Nina Day of Farmington, Missouri, formerly of Bixby, Missouri, was born June 19, 1920 in rural Crawford County, Missouri to Denny and Effie (Callahan) Sellers and passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015 age of 95 years.
On July 5, 1939 at Salem, Missouri she was united in marriage to Roman Day.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Denny and Effie Sellers; son, Alvalee Day; five brothers, Jesse Sellers, Herman Sellers, Willard Sellers, Johnny Sellers and Clyde Sellers; and two sisters, Wilma Abrams and Gladyn Day.
She is survived by her husband of 76 years, Roman Day of Farmington, Missouri; son, Dwight (Rosemary) Day of Bonne Terre, Missouri, Diana (Ronnie) Baker of Ironton, Missouri and Marcella Hughes of Roswell, Georgia; daughter-in-law, Diane Day of Medical Lake, Washington; seven grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; a brother, Homer Sellers of Steelville, Missouri; two sisters, Daphene Potter of Steelville, Missouri and Gladys Terry of Mt. Vernon, Illinois.
 

Rodney L. Day
Rodney L. Day of Cuba, Mo. passed away on Friday, May 31, 2002 at the age of 45 years. Mr. Day was born on February 25, 1957 in White Plains, Nevada to Oran Ewell and Rachel (Lee) Day. He made the Bourbon and Sullivan area his home for approximately seventeen years. Throughout his adult life Rodney worked as a cook and a restaurant manager. On March 15, 1995 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Leibert in Steelville, Mo. Rodney enjoyed fishing, camping, boating, and also found pleasure in building things around the family home. He will be remembered and cherished as a very warm-hearted man who would "give you the shirt off of his back." He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Day of Cuba; his mother, Rachel Hodge of the state of Mississippi; four brothers, Ewell Day and wife, Janet of Bourbon, Mo., Mike Day and wife, Elaine, of Medford, Oregon, David Day and wife, Laurie, and Jerry Day, all of the state of Mississippi; other relatives, and friends. In addition to his father, Rodney was preceded in death by his sister, Zetta Day. A memorial service was conducted at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, 2002 from the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Tom Wehrman officiating.

Edward J. Deadrick
Edward J. Deadrick of Cuba, Missouri was born on Tuesday, June 12, 1928 to Edward J. and Lillian Hagermann Deadrick in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at the age of 83 years, 5 months and 25 days.
Ed served his country honorably and retired after 20 years from the United States Air Force.
He married Sally Randolph on December 13, 1968 in St. Louis, Missouri.
He later worked for Glo-Lite Heating and Cooling and Cuba Schools as a custodian. His hobbies were golfing and bowling. He also, was on the Glo-Lite bowling league several years ago.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Lillian Deadrick; brother, Bob Deadrick; sisters-in-law, Della Deadrick and Barb Harris.
He is survived by his wife, Sally of the home; son Randy, (Charlene) Deadrick of Bourbon, Missouri; daughters, Sandy Deadrick of Cuba, Missouri and Diana (Steve) Hite of St. Clair, Missouri; brother, Bill Deadrick and sister, Mary (Ken) Hensler, all of St. Louis, Missouri; brother-in-law, Dick Randolph of Cuba, Missouri; grandchildren, Rebecca (Anthony) Emily, Josh Deadrick, Krysten Deadrick, Billy Bloomner, and Jarred Bloomner; great grandson, Timothy Springer; other relatives and friends.
No public service was held.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.


Lewis M. and Dorothy Mae (Sifford) Deason
Lewis M. Deason and his wife Dorothy Mae nee Sifford of Bourbon, Missouri, passed away within 3 days and 21 hours of each other; Lewis at the Presbyterian Manor in Farmington, Missouri on Monday, March 29, 2010 at the age of 79 years and Dorothy on Friday, April 2, 2010 at the Wilshire at Lakewood Manor at Lee’s Summit, Missouri at the age of 80 years.
Lewis was born at Saint Louis, Missouri on March 29, 1931 to Louis and Mildred (Baer) Deason. He was a graduate of Washington University, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.
Dorothy was born on December 29, 1929 at Saint Louis, Missouri to Raleigh Gene and Myrtle (Ellsworth) Sifford, Sr.
He was employed many years as an Electrical Line Design Engineer with the former Union electric Company, which is now Ameren UE.
Dorothy was a faithful homemaker who was actively involved in her church and taught Sunday school for many years.
On March 31, 1950 they were united in marriage and to this union three sons where born. Their marriage, of almost 60 years was sustained by the Word of the Lord. They raised their children in the nurturing and admonition of the Lord and was responsible in some way or another with the professions of faith by their entire family, including both sides of the family.
Lewis’ hobby was Bible study and Bible trivia. He was faithful in all things and a true man of God. In 1979, the family moved to Bourbon, Missouri; having bought his great grandparents property. Lewis and Dorothy were members of Temple Baptist Church where Lewis was a Sunday school teacher and at one time was an active Deacon.
They are survived by three sons, Richard L. Deason and wife Kathy of Leesburg, Virginia, Kenneth L. Deason and wife Lori of Lee’s Summit, Missouri and Russell L. Deason and wife Krista of Fort Worth, Texas; one brother, William Dale Deason and wife Ruth Ann of Londell, Missouri; eight grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Lewis were conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 3, 2010 from Temple Baptist Church in Sullivan, Missouri, with Pastors Scott Perry and Bill Miller officiating.
Services for Dorothy were held at Temple Baptist Church on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 11 a.m., with Pastor Scott Perry officiating.
Interment for Mr. and Mrs. Deason was in the Hill Cemetery, Bourbon, Missouri.
Funeral arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.


Richard Stuart DeGeare
Richard Stuart DeGeare of Cook Station, Missouri was born in St. Louis, Missouri on May 14, 1950 to Edward DeGeare and Lorraine Ginther DeGeare and passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at the age of 59 years, 11 months and 21 days.
Richard married Cynthia Ellinger on December 31, 1976 and to this union one son was born.
He worked several years for the City Street Dept. of St. Louis, Missouri. His hobbies were hunting, fishing, especially trout fishing in the Maramec Spring and mostly spending time outdoors.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Lorraine DeGeare.
He is survived by his son, Richard S. (Laura) DeGeare II of House Springs, Missouri; half brothers, William (Shirley) Eberhardt of Eureka, Missouri, Steven (Marty) Eberhardt of Arnold, Missouri, Robert Eberhardt of Arizona and Michael Eberhardt of Barnhart, Missouri; sister, Jan (Danny) Akins of St. Louis, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Dixie Lee Dehn
Dixie Lee (Simmerly) Dehn of Bourbon, Missouri was born on October 1, 1939 in Bourbon, Missouri to Frank Lee and Fern (Riske) Simmerly and passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at the age of 72 years.
She married Leonard Dehn of Washington, Missouri on July 2, 1966 and resided just outside of Washington, Missouri. Leonard preceded her in death on August 3, 1978.
Dixie worked most of her life doing factory work around Washington and later co-owned the Coach Light Inn Bar and Restaurant just outside of Leasburg. She was a life member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 218, Washington, and was Sergeant of Arms in Post 81, Bourbon. Dixie was an outgoing person with a jovial personality.
Dixie and her friends would meet for coffee every morning at the Circle Inn Restaurant in Bourbon, and occasionally at the Chat-N-Chew Restaurant Ike’s Place in Leasburg.
She is survived by her dear close friends, Diane Vaughn, Darlene Cole and Charlene Robertson of Bourbon, Missouri and Janelle Millheiser and Christina Skyles of Union, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 29, 2011 from Concordia Lutheran Church in Bourbon, Missouri with Pastor Patrick Runk officiating. Burial followed in the Bourbon Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Jean C. Delaney of Sullivan, Missouri was born on October 24, 1937 in Sullivan, Missouri to Clyde Edward and Fannie Leona (Hamm) Neff and passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the age of 78 years.
She is survived by one son, Marty Delaney of Leasburg, Missouri; one daughter, Jennifer Gazaway and husband Jeremy of Union, Missouri; three grandchildren, Dakota and Kristen Lackey and Kaydon Gazeway; two sisters, Virginia White of St. Louis, Missouri and Mary Jane Best of St. Louis, Missouri; other relatives and friends.

John A. Delaney of Leasburg, Missouri passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2016.
He is survived by brother, Joe; children, Linda, Vicki, Steve, Eddie, Mark and Gary; best friend, Elvis; grandchildren; great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

 

James D. Delano
James D. Delano of Honolulu, Hawaii and New York, New York was born in Rolla, Missouri on May 3, 1953 to Jonathan and Jane Delano and passed away on January 6, 2010 in Mumbai, India.
He was a 1971 graduate of St. James High School. He graduated from Principia College in 1975 with a degree in art history. At the time of his passing, he was pursuing a graduate degree in public administration from NYU-Wagner.
In 1979 James made his home in Honolulu and started what was to become a very successful coffee company. Lion Coffee was among the first companies in the world to roast and market a gourmet coffee. The company sold to Superior Coffee in 1999.
James was a lifelong supporter of the arts and was a pillar in the Honolulu art community. He and Lion Coffee sponsored a variety of activities including the annual Honolulu Film Series and provided space in which local artists could produce and display their works.
He loved to travel and did so frequently for business, pleasure and philanthropic reasons.
He is survived by his partner, Kimberely Rector of New York and New Haven, Connecticut; brother and sister-in-law, Jay and Marsha Delano of St. James, Missouri; nephew, Jonathan Delano; other relatives and friends.
Plans are being made to scatter his ashes off the coast of Hawaii later this year.

Vera Bernice Delashmit
Vera Bernice Delashmit, of Bourbon, Missouri, was born on September 28, 1926, in Risco, Missouri to George Washington and Allie Enora Hammons Bohannon and passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at the age of 83 years.
She was raised near Malden and lived for most of her youth across from the grade school. As a young child, she along with her brothers and sisters picked cotton on their 350-acre cotton farm until the family sold the farm and moved to the East St. Louis area.
She married Navy Lt. George Delashmit on March 24, 1945, in Fallon, Nevada. They lived in Rolla, Missouri for several years with Bernice working for the telephone company. In 1955, they moved to Quincy, Illinois where they lived until 1994. There they raised two children. They moved to Bourbon, Missouri in 2001.
Bernice was very athletic, and enjoyed playing golf and square dancing with her husband. She was employed by State Street Store for several years. Bernice was an accomplished seamstress and also loved to knit and crochet.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Allie Bohannon; five brothers; one sister and a daughter, Tami Sue Delashmit-Fisher.
She is survived by her husband, George of the family home; a son, Michael Delashmit and wife Amy of Bourbon; four grandchildren, Jason Delashmit and wife Jessie of Bourbon, Missouri, Ryan Delashmit and wife Kelly of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Chris Fisher of Stanton, Missouri and Whitney Fisher and fiancé Cory of Quincy, Illinois; four great grandchildren, Brandon, Courtney, Ana and Jackson; four sisters, Clarice Rife of Mocksville, North Carolina, Mary Schubert and husband Gene of New Baden, Illinois, Wanda Parker and husband Tiny of Freeburg, Illinois and Jeanie Keith of Richmond, Indiana; special friends, Eddie and Mary Cecil, Wanda Zelle, and Mary Lou Nelson; other relatives and friends.
Services were conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 2, 2010, at the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan with visitation beginning at 9 a.m.
Graveside services were at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 2, 2010, at Greenmount Cemetery in Quincy, Illinois.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.
 

James M. Deluca
James M. Deluca of Rolla, Missouri was born on December 12, 1972 to Mike Deluca and Sheila Dine and passed away on Monday, July 16, 2012 as the result of an auto accident near St. James, Missouri. He was 39 years, 7 months and 4 days of age.
James was a carpenter.
He is survived by his father, Mike Deluca of St. James, Missouri; his mother, Sheila Dine of San Diego, California; wife, Kerry Deluca of Bourbon, Missouri; four sons, Austin, Dolan and Jimmy Deluca and Zack Benson of St. James, Missouri; two brothers, Stephen Telenzak of San Diego, California and Brandan Deluca and wife Brandy of Rolla, Missouri; three sisters, Jena Dale and husband Ian of Colorado, Sara Deluca and friend Kevin of Rolla, Missouri and Chelesa Summer of Kansas City; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was on Friday, July 20, 2012 from 6-9 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Services for James Deluca were conducted on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at the First Assembly of God Church in Rolla, Missouri with Chuck Whitmire officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Ruby Kate DeMorrow
Ruby Kate DeMorrow nee Kelley of Viburnum, Missouri was born on Tuesday, October 15, 1929 in Hemet, California to Andrew Venus and Rosa May Reynolds Kelley and passed away at Phelps County Regional Medical Center on Friday, February 3, 2012 at the age of 82 years, 3 months and 19 days.
Ruby married Louis Lloyd DeMorrow on May 12, 1958 and to this union seven children were raised.
Ruby accepted Jesus Christ as her Saviour in 1972 at Faithway Baptist Church in Union City, California where she also, was a Vacation Bible School teacher. She later joined First Baptist Church, Viburnum, Missouri after moving from California. Her hobbies were cooking, canning, crocheting, watching movies with her grandchildren and playing games at family gatherings.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Rosa Kelley; husband, Louis; daughter, Dianna Rosemary Killeen; son, Michael Arthur DeMorrow; brother, Robert Kelley; sister, Rosa Lee Reyes; son-in-law, Ray Hicks; brothers-in-law, Jack Horner and Michael DeMorrow; sister-in-law, Cordelia (Willie) Smith.
She is survived by her children, Linda Hicks of Louisville, Nebraska, Patricia DeMorrow, Theresa (Dana) Faddis, Kelley (Willie) Sutherland and Vincent DeMorrow, all of Viburnum, Missouri; brother, Andy (Bernadette) Kelly and sister, Mickey Horner, all of Viburnum, Missouri; son-in-law, John Killeen of Pescadero, California; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Wilfred (Mie) DeMorrow and Joan DeMorrow, all of Three Oaks, Michigan, Thomas (Yvonne) DeMorrow of Las Vegas, Nevada, David (Shirley) DeMorrow of Camden, Arkansas, Teresa (Paul) Keller of Statesville, North Carolina and Tina Childers of Stockton, California; 20 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; 20 great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Memorial service was Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Viburnum, Missouri with Pastor Kenny Martin officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
 

Ned Denaro
Ned Denaro Jr. of Sullivan, Missouri was born January 5, 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri to Juanita and Earl Ploch and passed away Sunday, August 19, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Washington, Missouri at the age of 80 years.
Ned honorably served in the U.S. Army and had worked for 39 years as a chemist for P. D. George Paint Co.
After retirement, he and Emma eventually settled in Sullivan to be near family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Juanita and Earl Ploch.
He is survived by his wife, Emma (Hess) Denaro of the family home; one son, Richard Denaro of Bourbon, Missouri; two daughters, Donna Bunton and husband Ronald of Bourbon, Missouri and Tina Denaro of Rolla, Missouri; two brothers, Earl Ploch Jr. of Arnold, Missouri and Gerald Ploch of O’Fallon, Missouri; three sisters, Rosemary Tilley of St. Clair, Missouri, Earline Janis of Farmington, Missouri and Wanda Fitter of St. Louis, Missouri; six grandchildren, Jeff DiEnno, Devon Brown, Jessica Bowen, Jeremy and Ian Denaro and Randy Hendricks; six great grandchildren, Tristan, Bailey, Griffin and Trinity Brown, RaLynn Denaro and Gavin Hendricks; other friends and relatives.
A family memorial service is scheduled to be held at a later date.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.
 

Leslie F. Denney
Leslie F. Denney was born on Tuesday, July 10, 1928 in Carthage, Missouri to Warren Thomas Denney and Ethel Rose Denney nee McKelvey and passed away on Friday, July 23, 2010 at his home in Crestwood, Missouri at the age of 82 years and 13 days.
On November 10, 1950 Leslie F. Denney was united in marriage to Barbara J. Alexander in Eureka Springs, Arkansas and to this union one son was born.
Les entered the US military in 1946 and served as a B-17 Navigator in the Army Air Force assigned to the Southern Command.
He was active in Boy Scouts and many Masonic organizations. Most notably, he was Past Master of Webster Groves Lodge #84, Past Venerable Master Lodge of Perfection, Scottish Rite St. Louis Valley, thirty third degree Scottish Rite Mason, member of Moolah Shrine, and Royal Order of Jester’s Court #81.
His proudest achievement was the founding in 1988 of the Walker Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language disorders. It has treated over 15,000 children.
He was in the lumber industry for 57 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Warren and Ethel Denney; wife, Barbara; sister, Mary Grieb and husband Ellis; brothers, Robert and William Denney.
He is survived by one son, Scott Denney and wife Sally of Imperial, Missouri; one grandson, Jason Denney and wife Mary Beth of Brentwood, Missouri; sister, Mildred Golhoffer of Carthage, Missouri; brother-in-law, Richard Alexander and wife Sylvia of Blue Springs, Missouri; sister-in-law, Mary Lee Denney of Farmington, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was at the Cuba United Methodist Church on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 7 p.m.
Funeral Service was Wednesday July 28, 2010 at 10 a.m. at the Cuba United Methodist Church with Rev Paul Lathum officiating.
Burial was in the Park Cemetery, Carthage, Missouri at 4 p.m.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
 

Edith Devall
Edith Devall was born August 17, 1926 at Daisy, Kentucky and passed away December 27, 2009 at Salem, Missouri at the age of 83 years.
On April 15, 1946, Edith Callahan was united in marriage to James Otis Devall and to this marriage six children were born.
Edith was active in church as long as her health permitted. She enjoyed home canning, gardening, and cooking.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dishmond and Judith (Ison) Callahan; brothers and sisters, Marie, Ann, Duke, Taylor, Tene, Claude, Bear, and Odett.
She is survived by her husband, James Devall, Salem; six children, Joe Devall and wife Darlene of Salem, Missouri, Carol Harrison of St. James, Missouri, Marilyn Houser and husband Ray of St. James, Missouri, Frank Devall and wife Doris of Arizona, Annell Hounshell and husband Brian of Arizona and Danny Devall and wife Julie of Arizona; one sister, Donnie Anderson and husband Sam of Indiana; 13 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Funeral service was Thursday, December 31, 2009 in the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel with the Devall Family officiating and music provided by the Devall family.
Arrangements under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary, Salem, Missouri.

Carl D. Dickens
Carl D. Dickens of St. Joseph, Missouri, was born on August 23, 1928, in Dixon, Missouri, to Garrett Charles and Edna (Reagan) Dickens and passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at Cameron Veterans Home, Cameron, Missouri at the age of 83 years.
He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Following the service, he worked for Farmers Insurance Group as an agent and as District Manager.
He was a member of McCarthy Baptist Church, Sunrise Optimist Club and American Legion Post 359.
Carl married Shirley D. Jacques on December 24, 1950 in Dixon, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents, Garrett and Edna Dickens; wife, Shirley on August 30, 2002; and an infant brother, Louie Russell Dickens.
He is survived by his son, Larry D. (Sue) Dickens of St. Joseph, Missouri; daughter, Jeanne (Ron) Estep of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; grandchildren, Jeremy, Jacy, Christy and Eric; eight great grandchildren; three brothers, Paul Dickens, James Dickens and Leon Dickens; five sisters, Ruby Williams, Helen Brown, Mable Kitchen, Lucille Campbell and Ruth Ann Dickens; special friend, Doris Robertson; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Friday February 3, 2012 at the Chapel, from 6-8 p.m.
Services were at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment was in the Mt. Auburn Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph, Missouri.



Sharon I. Dickens
Sharon I. Dickens of Cuba, Missouri was born to William G. and Violet B. (Dobbs) Faulkner on November 2, 1945 in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at her home at the age of 64 years, 5 months and 11 days.
Sharon was united in marriage to James D. Dickens on August 16, 1975 in Cuba, Missouri.
Sharon was a homemaker and enjoyed taking care of her home and family, feeding her hummingbirds and cooking.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Violet Faulkner; one son, James D. Dickens, Jr.; other relatives and friends.
She is survived by her husband, James D. Dickens of the home; one daughter, Christie and husband Steve McKenna of Hillsboro, Missouri; three grandchildren, Danny and wife Lizz Williams of St. Clair, Missouri, Lance Williams of Cuba, Missouri and Jenna McKenna of Hillsboro, Missouri; one great grandchild, Kye Williams of St. Clair, Missouri; one brother, William Guy Faulkner of St. Louis, Missouri; eight brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Carl Dickens of St. Joseph, Missouri, Ruby and husband Floyd Williams, Helen Brown, Paul and wife Geraldine Dickens, Mabel Kitchen, Leon and wife Donna Dickens, Lucille and husband Gary Campbell and Ruth Ann Dickens, all of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Sharon gifted her body to Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.
A memorial service was held on Monday, April 19, 2010 at 7 p.m. at Covenant Praise Church of God, Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Mark Smith, officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Margaret Mary Dickey
Margaret Mary Dickey of Sullivan, Missouri, was born at Richwoods, Missouri on July 22, 1916 to Alexander and Florence (Schnitizius) Cordia and passed away Monday, March 19, 2012 at the age of 95 years, 10 months and 27 days.
She graduated from Potosi High School in 1934 as the class Salutatorian.
Margaret was united in marriage of Veldon Hugh Dickey on November 8, 1946.
The family moved to Sullivan, Missouri in 1960, where she became a long time member of Saint Anthony Catholic Church. Margaret felt so strongly about her Catholic faith that she became a generous supporter of the church and building of the new grade school at Saint Anthony.
Margaret discovered her love and talent for business and retail while she worked with her father in the family Mercantile Store in Richwoods, Missouri. Margaret started her career in clothing retail when she began working with her sister-in-law, Vassel (Dickey) Crump while she and Veldon lived in Potosi, Missouri.
Margaret’s proudest achievement in her professional career was the starting of her clothing store, The Dickey Bub Shop. This started out as a partnership with her sister-in-law Letha (Dickey) Bub. Dickey Bub Shop was opened in June of 1955 and was considered by many to be the only place to get your best “Sunday” dress. Margaret continued at her beloved establishment to the age of 91.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alexander and Florence Cordia; her husband, Veldon; brother, Julius Cordia; and five sisters, Hattie (Cordia) Coleman, Catherine (Cordia) Nester, Lucy (Cordia) Politte, Sister Florence Alexia Cordia, and Rosemary (Cordia) Tuter.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Denise Dickey of St. Clair, Missouri; four grandchildren, Carrie Dickey of Union, Missouri, Brian Dickey of St. Clair, Missouri, Nathan Dickey of Columbus, Missouri and Erin Dickey of St. Clair; a brother, James Cordia of the state of California; a sister, Theresa Polk of Potosi, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Wednesday evening, March 21, 2012, from 4-7 p.m. from the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
A mass of Christian burial was celebrated Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 10 a.m. from Saint Anthony Catholic Church in Sullivan, Missouri with the Rev. Fr. Paul Telken officiating.
Interment was in the Saint Anthony Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Allan Ray Dicus of Wesco, Missouri was born June 29, 1959 in Steelville, Missouri to Fred William and Hazel Ruth Humphrey Dicus and passed away Monday, August 3, 2015 at the age of 56 years, 1 month and 4 days.
He is survived by his children, Bradley Dicus and wife Ashley of Steelville, Missouri, Nathan Anderson of Salem, Missouri and Crystal Dicus and Erik Lowes of Cuba, Missouri; wife, Terri Chandler Dicus of Steelville, Missouri; five brothers, Kenny Dicus and wife Terri of Dale, Indiana, Bill Dicus and Tim Dicus and wife Rita, all of Cuba, Missouri, Jack Dicus and wife Debbie of Bourbon, Missouri and Gerald Dicus of Steelville, Missouri; four sisters, Judy Whittaker and husband Gene and Carol Watson, all of Steelville, Missouri, Linda Dicus of Cuba, Missouri and Peggy Gregory of St. James, Missouri; sister-in-law, Judy Dicus of Steelville, Missouri; special niece, Debbie Smith and husband Guy of Steelville, Missouri who was raised like a sister by his parents; three grandchildren, Braden and Gracyn Dicus and Addison Lowes.
Interment was in the Steelville Cemetery.
 

Geraldine Dicus
Geraldine Dicus nee Chandler of Steelville, Missouri was born on Wednesday, August 29, 1945 in Bixby, Missouri to Autta Chandler and Hettie L. Dotson Chandler and passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2009 at the age of 64 years, 4 months and 8 days.
Geraldine married Clarence Dicus on March 17, 1964 in Leasburg, Missouri.
She made a profession of faith several years ago and was a member of The Old Country Church of Leasburg, Missouri. She also was a member of the Steelville Country Club. Her hobbies were fishing, swimming in her pool, making biscuits and gravy and playing with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her sons, Bobby Link of Springfield, Missouri and Clarence “Eugene” (Cindy) Dicus of Steelville, Missouri; sister, Lottie (Ernest) Holland of Cuba, Missouri; mother-in-law, Edith Dunn of Steelville, Missouri; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Etta Chandler of Kentucky, Faye Chandler and Fred Carrick of Cherryville, Missouri, Don Coplin of Rolla, Missouri, Joe (Barb) Hardin of Union, Missouri, Jerry Hardin of Cuba, Missouri, Dennis (Bonnie) Hardin of Joplin, Missouri, Joyce Hanks, Janette (Ron) Wisdom all of Steelville, Missouri and Sandy (Earnie) Zulpo of St. James, Missouri; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Saturday, January 9, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. and funeral service at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 10, 2010 at Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Delmar B. Hutson officiating.
Burial at the Keysville Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Phillip “Marvin” Dicus
Phillip “Marvin” Dicus was born Sunday, June 3, 1928 in Huzzah, Missouri to David Bradley and Grace Blount Dicus and passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Gibbs Care Center in Steelville, Missouri at the age of 83 years, 11 months and 9 days.
As a young man, Marvin worked in the cantaloupe fields in Southern California. He returned to Huzzah, Missouri where he met and married Lois Setzer on December 24, 1949. Marvin and Lois enjoyed over 62 years of marriage.
On February 28, 2012, Marvin was diagnosed with influenza type A. He developed many complications over the next days and weeks. For the past month, he had been lovingly cared for by his family and the nurses and aides at Gibbs Care Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Grace and Dave Dicus; brother, Gene Dicus; two sisters, Cleta Ottinger and Gerry Kick; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jimmy and Becca Setzer; brothers-in-law, Kenneth, James, and George Setzer; and sister-in-law, Marie Cottrell.
He is survived by his wife, Lois of the home; daughter, Phyllis; son-in-law, Dean Galbraith; two grandchildren, T and Taylor Galbraith; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Tuesday, May 15, 2012 from 4-8 p.m. and funeral service on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Delmar Hutson officiating.
Burial was at the Steelville Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.


Rickie Lee Dierker
Rickie Lee Dierker of Londell, Missouri was born in Washington, Missouri on May 19, 1953 to Leland James Dierker and Norma Jean Dierker and passed away in Creve Coeur, Missouri on December 30, 2009 at the age of 56 years, 7 months and 11 days.
On November 14, 1980 he was united in marriage to Mary Catherine Gallo nee Adams and one daughter was born.
Rick was a Christian and life long member of Prospect Baptist Church in Lonedell, Missouri. He had lived on the family farm throughout his life and was a self-employed farmer. He loved farming with a passion and raised hogs, cattle, crops and hay. He was an outdoorsman at heart and liked looking for arrowheads and enjoyed country music. He was well-known at the Interstate Regional Livestock barn.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Norma Jean Dierker and parents-in-law, Richard and Mary Adams.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Dierker of Lonedell, Missouri; daughter, Cathy Dierker of Lonedell, Missouri; two step children, Jennifer Shumway and husband Chris of Marietta, Georgia and Don Gallo and wife Amy of Stanton, Missouri; father, Leland Dierker and wife Lynda of Lonedell, Missouri; four siblings, Linda Schutz of Fenton, Missouri, Richard Dierker and wife Carol of Lonedell, Missouri, Jacqueline Edwards and husband Terry of Hillsboro, Missouri and Nancy Dierker-Adinolfi and husband Jeff of Novi, Michigan; two grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 3, 2010 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, Missouri with the Rev. Chauncey Clay and the Rev. John Pursley officiating.
Private committal will take place at a later date.

Richard Warren “Bo” Dildine
Richard Warren “Bo” Dildine of Cuba, Missouri was born November 24, 1950 at St. Louis, Missouri to Cecil Clifton and Thelma Delana (nee Thompson) Dildine and passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2012 at his home in Cuba, Missouri at the age of 61 years.
Bo was united in marriage to Connie Taylor on October 7, 1984 at St. Clair, Missouri.
Bo spent his life serving others. He served in the United States Coast Guard and then the National Guard during the 1970’s.
He was a police officer for Bourbon before moving to Cuba and becoming a Cuba Police Officer in the early 1990’s. Bo became the Chief of Police of Cuba in August of 2008 until present.
He attended the Covenant Praise Church of God, member of the Christian Motorcycle Association and the Redeemed Riders Chapter 1068. Bo and Connie were foster parents for Crawford County and the surrounding area for many years. What Bo truly enjoyed was riding his motorcycle, spending time with Connie, taking care of his “Boys” on the police department, being dad and grandpa and spending time with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Thelma Dildine; one son, Lucas Light; three brothers, Arthur Holrath, Cecil E. Dildine and James Dildine; one sister, Patricia Alvey; other relatives and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Connie Dildine; three sons, Christopher Robert Dildine and Amy Skaggs of Rolla, Missouri, Kenneth “Lee” and wife Amanda Dildine of Leasburg, Missouri and Patrick Dildine of Cuba, Missouri; two daughters, Misty and husband Gary Halbert of Steelville, Missouri and Chelsea Dildine of Steelville, Missouri; 14 grandchildren, Tyler, Robert, Jordan, Malachi, Makayla, Kegan, Elijah, Ashleigh, Dakota, Sierra, Jada, Zoe, Elizabeth and Danielle; two brothers, Thomas Dildine of Hermann, Missouri and Michael and wife Claudia Dildine of St. Clair, Missouri; two sisters, Sharon and husband Larry Birchfield of St. Louis, Missouri and Nina and husband Eddie Thompson of Lonedell, Missouri; former wives and special friends, Deborah Aksoy of Rolla, Missouri and Sue Bonser of Steelville, Missouri; the entire Cuba Police Department and their families; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Thursday, January 12, 2012 from 4-8 p.m. at Recklein Auditorium, Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was 9:30 a.m. on Friday, January 13, 2010 at the Recklein Auditorium in Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Jim Delacourt and Pastor Terry King officiating.
Pallbearers were Bo’s children and law enforcement.
Interment, prayers and full military honors followed at the Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

 

Helen K. Dilg
Helen K. Dilg (nee Klasek) of Cuba, Missouri was born to William F. and Helen
(Sanders) Klasek on February 14, 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away
Friday, October 7, 2011 at Missouri Baptist Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis,
Missouri at the age of 79 years.
Helen retired from Monsanto as a secretary after many years of dedicated
service. Helen could usually be found at the Cuba Senior Center on most days, as
this became her second home. She enjoyed being around others and helping out. In
her spare time she enjoyed working crossword puzzles.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William F. and Helen Klasek.
She is survived by her four children, Gary Dilg of St. Louis, Missouri, Marie
Dilg of St. Louis, Missouri, Glenn Dilg of Cuba, Missouri and Jackie Dilg of St.
Louis, Missouri; nine grandchildren Elizabeth, Christine, Nicole, Casey, Lucas,
Alex, Shane, Sam and Noah; other relatives and friends.
Cremation services were provided by the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

Minnie Dill
Minnie Dill of Sullivan, Missouri, was born at Sullivan, Missouri on August 20, 1912 to Hiram and Lillie Jane (Calvin) Brewer and passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at the age of 100 years, 5 months and 10 days.
On January 21, 1933 Minnie was united in marriage to Orville “Bud” Dill.
Minnie became a Christian in 1949 and was baptized on March 27 that same year at Temple Baptist Church where she made it her home church and encouraged many friends to come to attend services and was presented with a Bible from Rev. Morris Brock for her faithfulness in Sunday school.
Minnie was happiest when there were family gatherings at Christmas, reunions and birthdays. She loved doing things for her grandchildren and she lovingly made each grandchild a beautiful embroidered quilt.
Minnie was a stay-at-home mom whose children remember the wonderful smell of oven-baked cinnamon rolls as they came home from school. In 1953 she went to work at Midwest Footwear in Sullivan, Missouri as an inspector and was employed there until her retirement in 1974.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hiram and Lillie Brewer; her husband Orville in 1995; son-in-law, Bill Marshall; brothers, Clarence Brewer and wife Edith, Floyd Brewer; sisters, Anna Mae Kramer and husband Max, Marie Rehmert and Edna Tayloe; brother-in-law, Rolla Chandler and sister-in-law, Virginia Brewer.
She is survived by two sons, Kenny Dill and wife Ann of New Haven, Missouri and Keith Dill and wife Stephanie of Valley Park, Missouri; three daughters, Anna Heady and husband Jack of Stanton, Missouri, Carol Landers and husband Jerry of Bourbon, Missouri and Alene Marshall of Potosi, Missouri; brother, Leo Brewer of Sullivan, Missouri; sister, Jean Chandler of Sullivan, Missouri; sister-in-law, Alona Dill Sohn of Sullivan, Missouri; 13 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; 15 great great grandchildren; a very special friend, Medilla White; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Saturday, February 2, 2013 from noon until time of services at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 2, 2013 from the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with Minnie’s grandson Pastor Clete Reed officiating.
Interment was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Sullivan, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.


Gary Keith Dillingham
Gary Keith Dillingham of St. Clair, Missouri was born on Thursday, July 22, 1948 in Dawson Springs, Kentucky to Leslie Arnold Dillingham and Annie Lou Cole Dillingham and passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2010 in St. Clair, Missouri at the age of 61 years, 8 months and 20 days.
Gary served his country honorably in the United States Army.
He married Jane Carr on March, 1, 1975 in Cuba, Missouri.
He had been employed as a Corrections Officer at the MECC in Pacific, Missouri. He was a member of the Christian Assembly of God Church in Millstadt, Illinois where he was active in witnessing and church work. His hobbies were locksmithing, junking and spending time at the Louis Cafe coffee shop with friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Leslie Dillingham; brothers-in-law, Gene Hogue, Harry H. Missey and Tom Carr.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Dillingham of St. Clair, Missouri; mother, Annie Lou Dillingham of Arnold, Missouri; children, Angela Campbell of St. James, Missouri, Scot Sellers of St. Clair, Missouri and Stefanie (Kyle) Kitcher of Union, Missouri; grandchildren, Danielle (Danny) Mueller, Joshua Kitcher, Alex Kitcher and Ian Kitcher, all of Union, Missouri Mara Sellers, Cierra Sellers, Brittany Sellers and Tiffany Sellers, all of St. Clair, Missouri, Beau Campbell and Austin Campbell of St James, Missouri; great grandchildren, Matthew Pherigo and Maya Pherigo of St. Clair, Missouri; brother, Ronnie Dillingham; sister, Sharon Ann Henson of St. Louis, Missouri; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, William (Jean) Carr of Sullivan, Missouri, Christene (Earl) Grubaugh, and Nadine Hogue of Steelville, Missouri, Lois Ann Missey of Cuba, Missouri, Judy (Tom) Worley of Cherryville, Missouri, Sharon Carr and significant other Greg Noble of Seattle, Washington; best friend, Ron Henson; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Tuesday, April 13, 2010 from 6-8 p.m. and funeral service on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 10 a.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Steve Coy officiating.
Burial was at the Carr Cemetery, Cook Station, Missouri with full military honors.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Faith Eugena Dillon
Faith Eugena Dillon, nee Clonts, of Washington, Missouri was born on April 23, 1924 in Cherryville, Missouri to Jesse Hoyle Clonts, Sr. and Iona Lee Allsman Clonts and passed away Sunday, October 23, 2011 at the age of 87 years.
On August 13, 1949 at Rolla, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Richard “Dick” E. Dillon.
Faith taught for two years at Farrar School where she rode her horse to school and then worked for Jonas Drug for a few years during World War II. She later worked as a beautician for several years and then as a cashier at the Lee Summit School where she could be with her daughters. She was a member of the Steelville Presbyterian Church.
She was a great cook, an excellent seamstress and loved to dance.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Sr. and Iona Clonts; two daughters Nancy Lee Harvey and husband James and Connie Lynn Lamb; one brother Jesse H. Clonts, Jr. and wife Irene; three sisters Hallie Clonts, Helen Clonts and Hazel Lowe and husband Frank; and two brothers-in-law, Jim Gladden and Wayne Gladden.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Dick; son-in-law Wayne Lamb of Kansas City, Missouri; two sisters Eva Gladden of Washington, Missouri and Ina Gladden of Cherryville, Missouri.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Beers officiating. Memories were shared by Debra Schulte and Joe Gladden. Special music of “More to Go to Heaven,” “My Faith Looks Up to Thee” and “It is Well With my Soul” was sung by Danny Gladden and accompanied by Rev. Jerry Bears and Donna Silvey on piano.
Committal prayer and burial were in the Steelville Cemetery. Casket bearers were Danny Gladden, Joe Gladden, John Gladden, Steve Shofner, Joe Green, Bill Coffman and Dr. Ken Colbert.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.

James Reeves “JR” Dillon
James Reeves “JR” Dillon of Kansas City, Missouri, formerly of St. James, Missouri, was born in Rolla, Missouri on November 11, 1958 to Jim and Rosemary (Reeves) Dillon and passed away Thursday, December 20, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri at the age of 54 years.
JR was a 1977 graduate of St. James High School where he excelled at sports, he was on the St. James basketball team the year that they won the state championship. He attended the University of Montana where he pledged to the Sigma Nu Fraternity.
JR was united in marriage to Terry Kidd on September 6, 1986 and to this union two sons were born.
He shared his love of sports with his boys and coached their teams while they were growing up. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish. He was a devoted family man and enjoyed every minute spent with his family and friends.
JR was a Stockbroker for Edward Jones in Kansas City, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jim Dillon; grandmother, Etta Dillon; father-in-law, Ermond Kidd; uncle, Lilburn Mash.
He is survived by his wife Terry, of the home; sons, Ethan and Sean Dillon, also of the home; mother, Rosemary Dillon of St. James, Missouri; sisters, Kim Boyer and husband Kent of St. Louis, Missouri, and Kris Yocum and husband Ron of Republic, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Funeral service was held Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 3 p.m. in the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary with Pastor Doug Walter officiating.
Interment was in the St. James Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Craig Wyatt, Chris Mueller, Marc Mash, Jack Boyer and Nick Yocum. Honorary pallbearers were Vince Kidd, Jeff Hondkin, Kent Boyer, Ron Yocum, Brock Yocum and Jon Stammers.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary, St. James, Missouri.


Walter Arthur Dillon
Walter Arthur Dillon of St. James, Missouri, was born June 18, 1948 in Phelps County to Arthur and Lillian Kean Dillon and passed away Thursday November 17, 2011 at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Missouri at the age of 63 years 4 months and 30 days.
On August 3, 1968 in Rolla, Missouri, he married Katie Hoffman.
Walter was a hard worker. He retired from the United Telephone Company after 29 years. Walter grew up helping his dad with the Clay Mining Co. Walter and his wife Katie owned and operated the K & W Dillon Trucking and Clay Mining. He loved to hunt deer and fish and work on trucks.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Lillian Dillon; wife, Katie Dillon and one brother, Gary Dillon.
He is survived by one son, Jeff Hoffman and Lana Moriarty of St. James, Missouri; daughter, Stacey Dillon of the home in St. James, Missouri; brother, Bernard Dillon of St. James, Missouri; sisters, Peggy Dillon of O’Fallon and Susan Dillon of Austin, Texas; sister-in-law, Donna Jones and husband Carl; brother-in-law, Chuck Shackelford and wife Vicky of Rolla, Missouri; two grandchildren, Christopher Hoffman and Shane Stotler; one great grandchild, Cooper Stotler; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from noon to time of service on Sunday November 20, 2011 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday November 20, 2011, at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in St. James, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.


Phillip David Dimicelli
Phillip David Dimicelli of Cuba, Missouri was born in St. Louis, Missouri on April 5, 1944 to David Emanuel Dimicelli and Mildred (Nations) Dimicelli and passed away on Friday, May 28, 2010 at the age of 66 years.
He served honorably in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam era and was a medic in England. He retired from the GM plant in St. Louis, Missouri as a parts salesman and a member of the UAW.
He married June Douglas in St. Charles, Missouri on December 17, 1993.
He was an avid Cardinal baseball collector and fan. He enjoyed bowling, watching hockey, football, and Mizzou basketball.
He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Mildred Dimicelli.
He is survived by his wife June of Cuba, Missouri; son Randy (Caroline) Dimicelli; stepchildren John (Sherry) Staples of St. James, Missouri, Jeff (Gale) Staples of Cuba, Missouri, Jerry Staples of Rolla, Missouri, Rick (Dana) Pilkenton of Cuba, Missouri and Amy Dickhoener of Steelville, Missouri; brother Robert (Shirley) Dimicelli of O’Fallon, Missouri; 14 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
A Memorial service was held Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Douglas home in St. James, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.

Bradley Paul Dixon
Bradley Paul Dixon of Mesquite, Texas was born on March 11, 1956 in Wichita, Kansas to Matthew Bruce and Lela Mae (Pohle) Dixon and passed away on Friday, April 23, 2010. Bradley was 54 years, 1 month and 12 days of age.
He is survived by his parents, Matthew Bruce Dixon of Amerillo, Texas and Lela Mae Pohle Dixon Steen of St. James, Missouri; two daughters, Melissa Dixon of Floresville, Texas; and Jessica Garner of Dallas, Texas; brothers, Mark Dixon of St. James, Missouri and Steven Dixon of Amerillo, Texas.
Graveside services were conducted on Monday, May 3, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Flat Grove Cemetery with Charles Pardee officiating.
Pallbearers were Dennis Foust, Mark Dixon, Steve Dixon, Keith Martin, Mark Lackey and Blake Judkins.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Deryl Hendrix “Rick” Dixon of St. James, Missour was born May 25, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois to Paul H. and Elizabeth Maxine Hudson Dixon and passed away July 1, 2016 at the age of 67 years.
He is survived by brothers, Timothy Dixon and wife Bonnie of Leslie, Missouri and Pete Vannatta and wife Patty of St. James, Missouri; nieces, Beth and Jenny; nephews, John, Tim, Jason and Justin; other relatives and friends.
 

Matthew Bruce Dixon of Amarillo, Texas was born on May 30, 1924 in the Bronx, New York to Alexander and Patricia Dixon and passed away on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at the age of 90 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alexander and Patricia Dixon; one sister; and one son.
He is survived by his two sons, Mark Dixon and wife Vicky of St. James, Missouri and Stephen Dixon and wife Tammy of Amarillo, Texas; sister, Eleanor Chailkowski of Claverick, New York; ex-wife, Lela Steen of St. James, Missouri; five grandchildren, Dustin, Chevy, Dillon, Jessica and Melissa; and two great grandchildren.


Earl Eugene Dodd
Earl Eugene Dodd of Cuba, Missouri was born to William E. and Lula Mae (Giles) Dodd on May 17, 1923 in Cuba, Missouri and passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at his home at the age of 87 years.
Earl retired in 2002 from Bussmann Manufacturing Company after over 40 years of service as a Tool & Die Maker. He proudly served his country in U.S. Marine Corps during WWII. He acquired his Pilots license and enjoyed flying. In his spare time he enjoyed piddling and was an avid dog and cat lover.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Lula Mae Dodd; one son, Richard Dodd; three sisters, Goldie Thompson, Eula Cassarotto, Netta Harris; one brother, William R. Dodd, Sr.; other relatives and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Thelma of Cuba, Missouri; one daughter, Deborah Dodd of St. Louis, Missouri; granddaughter, Emily Dodd of St. Louis, Missouri; one great grandson, Nathaniel Boyd; one sister, Virginia Tyler of Florida; other relatives and friends.
Private services were held.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

 

George H. Dodson of Sullivan, Missouri was born at Lowry City, Missouri on April 15, 1929 to Eugene and Isabella Zada (Van Patton) Dodson and passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2016 at the age of 87 years, 4 months and 20 days.
While living in Kansas City, George married Eunice May Blankenship and to this marriage four children were born. 
In 1983, George married Carol Sue (Minx) Schmidt and lived in Pacific, Missouri where he was employed 10 years for the Department of Corrections.  His career then expanded to Franklin County where he was a Deputy Sheriff for seven years. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Isabella Dodson; a sister, Russie Harris; and two brothers, Russell Dodson and Elmer Dodson.
He is survived by his wife, Carol of the family home; four children, Teresa Ray of Edgar Springs, Missouri, David Dodson and wife Jan of Rolla, Missouri, Mike Dodson of Rolla, Missouri and Rodger Dodson and wife Michelle of Salem, Missouri; two step-daughters, Frieda Obermark of Edgar Springs, Missouri and Cheryl Dummerling of the State of Ohio; four step-sons, Dennis Lawrence and wife Becky of Stanton, Missouri and Douglas Schmidt and wife Nicole of Stanton, Missouri, Mark Lawrence and wife Courtney of Mt. Juliette, Tennessee and Steven Lawrence and wife Patty of Sullivan, Missouri; one sister, Carmelita Midred of Ottawa, Kansas; one brother, Robert Dodson and wife Pam of Ottawa, Kansas; a host of grandchildren; great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Mary Anna Dodson
Mary Anna Dodson was born March 25, 1940 in Desloge, Missouri to Joseph and Lena Margrite (Hart) Hamm and passed away Friday, August 20, 2010 in St. James, Missouri at the age of 70 years.
Mary was united in marriage to Charles Lee Dodson Sr. on April 17, 1959 and to that union two children were born.
Mary was a member of the First Assembly of God in St. James, Missouri. She was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. She ran her own daycare Mary’s Little Lambs, drove a school bus for handicap children, and worked as a developmental assistant at the Rolla Regional Center.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Lena Hamm; sisters, Alma, Melba and Faye and brothers, Harold and Donald.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Lee Dodson Sr. of St. James, Missouri; daughter, Leanna Willams and husband Dean of St. James, Missouri; son, Charles Lee Dodson Jr. of Rolla, Missouri; sister, Edith Alice Walston of Collinsville, Illinois; grandchildren, Adam Davis, Seth Davis and Brittany Dodson; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Monday, August 23, 2010 from 5-7 p.m. at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri with Rev. Mick Thrasher officiating.
Interment was at the Flat Grove Cemetery with full military honors.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary.



Lenna O. Doss
Lenna O. Doss nee Sanders of Steelville, Missouri was born on Tuesday, September 12, 1922 in Waurika, Oklahoma to James Herkley Sanders and Bertha Delle Faulkner Sanders and passed away on Monday, June 7, 2010 at Cuba Manor at the age of 87 years, 8 months and 26 days.
Lenna married Harold Clinton Doss in Owensville, Missouri on August 10, 1940 and to this union one son was born.
Lenna was a homemaker and enjoyed working with flowers, gardening, quilting, sewing, and knitting. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Steelville, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Bertha Sanders; parents-in-law, Claude and Mary Doss; brothers, Vernon (Agnus) Sanders, James “Bud” (Delores) Sanders, Jr. and Joshua “J.T.” (Lila) Sanders; sisters, infant Lois Elizabeth Sanders, Pearl (Arthur) Krueger and Bertha Sanders.
She is survived by her son, Donald (Judith A.) Doss of Cuba, Missouri; brother, Thomas Otis (Doris) Sanders of Madison, Illinois; sister, Gloria Lee (Bill) Coffman of Steelville, Missouri; step grandson, Michael J. Tivoli of Vichy, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Wednesday, June 9, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. and Funeral Service Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Pastor Kevin Farr officiating.
Burial was at the Steelville Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Darrell R. Dotson
Darrell R. Dotson of Sullivan, Missouri was born on July 11, 1947 in Oak Hill, Missouri to William Daniel and Mary Parthena (Pyatt) Dotson and passed away on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at the age of 62 years, 11 months and 25 days.
He was a man who enjoyed a variety of life’s many experiences. He enjoyed spending time with his family and his two life long buddies, Dennis and Ernie, who had many “outings” and fishing experiences. Darrell enjoyed the outdoors whether it was gardening, mowing the grass, boating, fishing, or watching ball games. And who can forget the yard sales, from which he supplied all of his family and friends with treasures. He meant a lot of different things to many people, but what all have in common, and will be remembered, were his honest words of wisdom, a helping hand, and a generous heart.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary P. (Pyatt) Dotson.
He is survived by his children from his first marriage, Darren Dotson and Cindy Francis (Dotson); one daughter from his second marriage, Tricha Cassidy nee Dotson and husband Scott Cassidy; four step children; grandchildren; great grandchildren; eight sisters, Peggy Names Shah, Connie Smith, Verna Gruver, Rosalie Littrell, Lula Doyle, Linda Dotson, Pam Simpson and Geri Schuster; two brothers, Daniel Dotson and Marcus Dotson; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 10, 2010 in the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home with Pastors Tony Amato and Mark Smith officiating.
Burial was in the Bourbon Cemetery, Bourbon, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.
 

Payton Lynn Dotson
Payton Lynn Dotson of Leasburg, Missouri was born December 9, 2010 in Sullivan, Missouri and passed away Monday, March 21, 2011 at St. Louis Children’s Hospital at the age of 3 months.
In her short time on this earth Payton touched many lives and will forever be remembered as a fighter.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, William Eugene McVay.
She is survived by her parents, Damon Dotson and Connie Thomeczek of Leasburg, Missouri; one brother and three sisters, T.J. Richardson, II, Candice Lynn Richardson, Amber Lynn Dotson and Courtney Ann Dotson, all of Leasburg, Missouri; grandparents, Ronald Gregory Thomeczek of Bourbon, Missouri, Martha Louise McCallum of Cuba, Missouri and Carol Ann Stringer of Leasburg, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Friday, March 25, 2011 from 1-3 p.m. at Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri followed by a graveside service at Holy Cross Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Robert E Douglas of Cuba, Missouri was born March 1932 in the city of St. Louis, Missouri to Mary E. and David A. Douglas and passed away on August 3, 2015 at the age of 83 years.
He was preceded in by his parents, Mary and David Douglas; first wife, Marie Gladys; daughter, Laura Frances Stecher and brothers, William Douglas and Francis Douglas.
He is survived by his wife, Frances I. Harding; children, Sandra Douglas (Rocky) Hudson, Cynthia (Roger) Gray and Mark Douglas; stepchildren, Bonnie (Jim) Blunt, Larry (Judy) Harding, Nancy (Pat) Mullen and Starlite (Mark) Fooks; sister, Mary (Leo) Creamer; brother, Ted Douglas; sister-in-law, Ida Douglas; 15 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren.
Burial at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Samuel Doyle
Samuel Doyle of Cuba, Missouri was born Thursday, July 18, 1929 at Aplein, Arkansas to Dot Edward and Reble Irene Minny Doyle and passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Indian Trail, North Carolina at the age of 83 years.
Sam was united in marriage to Alice Katherine Ballard and to this union two daughters were born.
Sam retired from the City Water Department of St. Louis, Missouri after 40+ years of dedicated service. After retirement Sam and Alice moved to Indian Hills, Cuba, Missouri in 1983 where Sam worked as a guard and helped with the Indian Hills water department. Sam was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cuba, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Doyle; siblings, L.C., Jack “J.R.”, Theodore, Alice Core, Ola Mae and Lena Fay; granddaughter, Kim; parents, Dot Edward and Reble Irene Minny Doyle. He is survived by his two daughters, Reba Picard and her husband Thomas and Sandy Kruse of North Carolina; brother, Bobby Doyle; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Bob Knight officiating.
Inurnment and prayers will follow at the Meramec Hills Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

Raymond Joseph Droney
Raymond Joseph Droney, 73, Viburnum, Missouri, died May 22, 2002 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Kirkwood, Missouri, after a two-month illness. He was born March 1, 1929 in DuBois, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest of six sons of Mary Burton Droney. He was raised in Erie, Pennsylvania at St. Joseph's Orphanage. He attended Cathedral Preparatory School for Boys. After graduation in 1948, he served as a yeoman in the U.S. Navy from 1948 to 1952. He retired from the reserves later in life and was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force on June 3, 1983 as Lt. Colonel. He attended the University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit, Michigan. He graduated from the Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1960. He served as a physician for the Doe Run Lead Mining Company and for the citizens of Viburnum, Missouri from 1978 to his retirement in 1998. His first wife, Bonnie Bonn Droney of Detroit, Michigan and his second wife Verda Dorine Drummond Droney of Mansfield, Missouri preceded him in death. Four brothers also preceded him in death, Theodore of Florida, Kenneth of Utah, Jerome of New York, Frederick of Pennsylvania and one child Denise Droney. He is survived by seven children, John Droney and wife LaDonna of Visalia, California; Sheryl Doggett of Kent, Ohio; Susan Barthelow and husband Terry of Springfield, Missouri; Norah Droney of Rolla, Missouri; Frederick Droney and wife Barbara of Manchester, Missouri; Benjamin Droney of Maryland Heights, Missouri; and Robert Droney of Florissant, Missouri. One brother, Lawrence Droney of Erie, Pennsylvania; 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild also survives him. He was a member of St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church of Viburnum, Missouri, a life member of the American Legion Post 0601 and 1st Degree member of the Knights of Columbus of Salem, Missouri. Raymond Joseph Droney lay in state at the Britton Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri from 7¬9 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2002, with prayer service at 7 p.m. conducted by Father Dan Hirtz. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2002 at St. Philips Benizi Catholic Church, Viburnum, Missouri with Father Unterreiner and Father Anthony Gaydos officiating. Committal prayers and interment were in St. Philips Benizi Church Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Fred, Robert and Ben Droney, Martin Mazzei, Herman Tiepelman and Dan Schmidt. Arrangements were under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

James W. Dulany of Steelville, Missouri was born on Wednesday, April 8, 1925 to Walter Calvin and Christina Brown Dulany in Steelville, Missouri and passed away Friday, July 22, 2016 at the age of 91 years, 3 months and 14 days.
He married Marjorie M. Nichols on August 3, 1946 in Steelville, Missouri by Uncle Sam Roper.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Christina Dulany; wife, Marjorie; daughter, Janet Dulany; and sister, Estella (Raymond) Farrar.
He is survived by his children, Ronald (Becky) Dulany of Moberly, Missouri and Jane (Jack) Edgar of Steelville, Missouri; grandchildren, April Dulany and Brian Dulany of Moberly, Missouri, Jared Edgar of Nixa, Missouri and Jaclyn (Todd) Zimmermann of St. Louis, Missouri; great grandchildren, Ariel, Alexandria and Ryan Smith of Moberly, Missouri, Sam, Ben, and Tyler Zimmermann of St. Louis, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
 

Marjorie M. Dulany
Marjorie M. Dulany nee Nichols of Steelville, Missouri was born on Sunday, November 14, 1926 in Steelville, Missouri to Earl and Amy E. Brand Nichols and passed away at Phelps County Regional Medical Center on Sunday, November 27, 2011 at the age of 85 years and 13 days.
Marjorie married James W. Dulany on August 3, 1946 by Uncle Sam Roper at Steelville, Missouri and to this union three children were born.
Marjorie was a lifetime and charter member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary #6479 since 1954. She also was a member of the Presbyterian Mariners. Her hobbies were gardening, canoeing, fishing, camping, square dancing, and traveling.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Amy Nichols; infant daughter, Janet and sister-in-law, Estella (Raymond) Farrar.
She is survived by her husband, James W. Dulany of Steelville, Missouri; children, Jane (Jack) Edgar of Steelville, Missouri and Ronald (Becky) Dulany of Moberly, Missouri; four grandchildren, April Dulany of Moberly, Missouri, Brian Dulany of Boonville, Missouri, Jared Edgar of Springfield, Missorui and Jaclyn (Todd) Zimmermann of St. Louis, Missouri; four great grandchildren; other relatives, and friends.
Visitation was Wednesday, November 30, 2011 from 4-8 p.m. and funeral service Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Delmar Hutson officiating.
Burial was at the Steelville Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.


Michael Wayne Duncan, Jr.
Michael Wayne Duncan, Jr., of Cuba, Missouri was born Saturday, June 24, 1978 at Rolla, Missouri to DeVonne and Michael W. Duncan, Sr. and left from this life on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at the age of 31 years.
Michael was united in marriage to Angel Marie Sinnett.
Michael’s favorite job was working as a drywaller, for which he did several years. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, hunting and being outdoors. He enjoyed music, his knives and native items that he collected.
He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Wayne Duncan, Sr.; grandma, Betty McCormick; step grandmother, Marie Duncan; other relatives and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Angel Marie Duncan; four children, Trystan and Alex of Buckhorn, Missouri, Michael III and Starr Duncan of Cuba, Missouri; mother, DeVonne and husband George Frye of Enid, Oklahoma; brothers and sisters, Shawn and wife Catherine Duncan of Enid, Oklahoma, Christy and husband Michael Marcolla of Eldon, Missouri, Wendy and husband David Spurgeon of Springfield, Missouri, James Ousley of the US Army, Ashley Ousley of Cuba, Missouri, Shawn and wife Laura Frye of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Mark and wife Kelly Frye and Travis Frye, all of Enid, Oklahoma; grandparents, Harold and Mae Robertson and Alvin Duncan all of Rolla, Missouri; father-in-law, Allen Sinnett of Nebraska; mother-in-law, Sheila Volner of Cuba, Missouri; grandparents-in-law, Lillian and Bill DeLyle; grandmother-in-law, Helen Mansfield of Cuba, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Lisa Workman, Emma and Blake Sinnett, all of the Nebraska, brothers-in-law, Ross Sinnett of California and Alex Sinnett of Nebraska; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Friday, January 8, 2010 from 4-7 p.m. at the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2009 at the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Terry Mahurin officiating. Special music was “Long Haired Country Boy,” “Long Black Train,” “My Wish,” “If Today Was Your Last Day” and “Simple Man.”
Pallbearers were David Spurgeon, Mike Marcolla, Christopher Leake, Anthony Young, Harold Wilkerson and Jay Ousley.
Interment followed at the Pea Ridge Cemetery, Doolittle, Missouri
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Ronald W. Duncan
Ronald W. Duncan, known as “Daddy-OH” of Cuba, Missouri was born in Franklin County on March 6, 1937 to William J. and Ethel (Coon) Duncan and passed away Thursday, December 13, 2012 at the age of 75 years, 8 months and 27 days.
“Daddy-Oh” will be greatly missed by a host of friends and family.
He was preceded in death is his parents, William J. and Ethel Duncan; two brothers, Jack and Dennis Duncan.
He is survived by his son, Robin Hinson and wife Susan of Rolla, Missouri; two brothers, Neal Duncan of Lonedell, Missouri and Ward Duncan and wife Kathy of Washington, Missouri; two sisters, Maxine Becker of Sedalia and Della Nie and husband Paul of Potosi, Missouri; five granddaughters; one grandson; eight great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.


Eldon Dunlap
Arthur Eldon Dunlap was born on Monday, October 19, 1914 in Bixby, Missouri to James Preston and Cecil Leanner Vance Dunlap and passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2009 at Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Rolla, Missouri at the age of 95 years, 1 month and 10 days.
Eldon married Vetta Grace Ransom on May 4, 1939 in Salem, Missouri. He was a logger for most of his life and also built several wagons. He was a charter member of the Ozark Trailblazers and attended the First Assembly of God Church in Steelville, Missouri where he made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ at a young age. He enjoyed trading horses and beagles. He was fascinated with his horses and mules, but most of all he loved his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Preston and Leanner Dunlap; sister, Bonnie Dunlap; brothers, Herman (Frona) Dunlap, Amel, Vernon, and Clyde Dunlap; son-in-law, Butch Miller; daughter-in-law, Glenda Caron; other relatives and friends.
He is survived by his wife Vetta Dunlap of the home; son, Ron Caron of Cuba, Missouri; daughters, Juanita (Bill) Bell and Sue Miller, all of Steelville, Missouri; sister-in-law, Betty Garms and brother-in-law, Herb Ransom, both of Steelville, Missouri; grandchildren, Randy, Travis, Donnie, Sandy, Stoney, Alan, Roxie, Shelly, and Chad; 16 great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Wednesday, December 2, 2009 from 5-8 p.m. and funeral service at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Jerry Beers officiating.
Burial was at the Steelville Cemetery with pallbearers Randy Bell, Alan Laws, Donnie Miller, Bill Richardson, Colby Hemby, Anthony Richardson and Jerry Richardson and honorary pallbearer, Wyatt Hemby.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.


Frona Lois Dunlap
Frona Lois Dunlap nee Day was born October 11, 1914, in Boss, Missouri, and passed away at Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Missouri, on Monday, December 2, 2002, at the age of 88 years, 1 month and 21 days. She was the daughter of the late John Wesley Day and Della Chardey Hedrick Day of Boss, Mo. Frona was united in marriage to Herman Marcus Dunlap on December 13, 1937. To this union, two daughters were born, Wanda Faye and Anner Berneal. They enjoyed 18 years together before his death, December 17, 1955. Frona helped her brothers on her parent's farm in Boss, Missouri, during the 1920's and early 1930's planting and harvesting crops. After leaving home, she was employed in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1947, she was employed by Brown Shoe Company and retired from there after 20 years. Frona was baptized at Boss, Mo., by Reverend M. J. Burfield, October 27, 1935. She became a member to First Assembly of God in Steelville, Mo., on July 29, 1951. She was faithful to her Lord. One of the highlights of her life was a Layworkers Mission Trip to Guatemala. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Dunlap, daughter Berneal Martin, brothers and sisters-in-law, Preston and Leatha Day; Robert and Ethel Day, George and Hattie Day and a sister-in-law Gladyne Day, and sisters and brothers-in-law, Missouri and Hobart Bowen, Delsie and Jess Farmer, Donna and Charles Parker, Ona and Clifford Brooks and brothers-in-law, Clyde and Vernon Dunlap. Among those who mourn her passing are her daughter Wanda Faye Asher and husband Robert (Bob) of Cherryville, Missouri, four granddaughters, Tammy and husband Jim Smith, Yvonne and husband Rick Smith, Vicky and husband Charles Taff, Phyllis and husband Rick Conway, two grandsons, Rick Martin, Wade Asher and wife Marsha. Sixteen great-grandchildren, Michelle Kilmer, Jordon Taff, Joshua Joly, Lindsey, Lacey, Lesley and Luke Smith, Destiny and Jacob Mitchell, Rick, Shannon, Matt and David Smith, Justin and wife Barbara Wright, Gabrielle and Taylor Asher; one great-great- grandson, Jared Smith. Brother Homer Day of Moscle, Missouri, brother and sister-in-law Roman and Nina Day of Bixby, Mo., brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Eldon and Vetta Dunlap and Betty Dunlap all of Steelville, Missouri, Lavell Dunlap of Cuba, Missouri. Son-in-law Stanley Martin and wife Velma of Steelville, Missouri, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends who will remember Frona as a woman of faith. Her Christianity was something she lived at all times. She would want to be remembered by, "There is nothing like living for Jesus and leaning on him through all of your trials." "There's no need to worry about your troubles no matter how bad they are, Jesus will take care of them all for you!" Frona Lois Dunlap lay in state 1-8 p.m. Thursday, December 5, 2002, at the Britton Brothers Funeral Home, Steelville, Mo. Funeral services were held 1 p.m. Friday, December 6, 2002 at the Britton Chapel with Rev. Charles Taff officiating. April Greer and Vicky Taff provided musical selections. Committal prayers and interment were in Boss Cemetery, Boss, Missouri. Serving as pallbearers were grandsons Wade Asher and Rick Martin and great-grandsons Justin Wright, Taylor Asher, Joshua Joly, Jacob Mitchell, Luke Smith, and Jordon Taff. Arrangements were under the direction of the Britton Brothers Funeral Home, Steelville, Mo.

Orville Eugene Dunlap
Orville Eugene Dunlap was born August 7, 1936 in Doniphan, Missouri to Everett and Garnet (Holiday) Dunlap and passed away on Friday, October 9, 2009 at Stonecrest Nursing Home in Viburnum, Missouri at the age of 73 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Garnet Dunlap.
He is survived by several cousins and friends.
Visitation was from 11 a.m. until noon at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. at the Viburnum Cemetery in Viburnum, Missouri. Committal prayer and scripture were by Bill Bennett.
Casket bearers were Matt Dunlap, Terry Dunlap, Ken Halbert, Lane Bennett, Ron Hallum and Harold Laramore.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

Edith Rosella Hardin Dunn
Edith Rosella Hardin Dunn, nee Dicus, of Steelville, Missouri was born in Keysville, Missouri on March 3, 1927 to Calvin and Etta Cassidy Dicus and passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at the age of 86 years, 3 months and 22 days.
On July 20, 1949, Edith was married to Carl William Hardin. Carl preceded her in death in 1973. In June of 1974, she married Arnold Dunn who also preceded her in death in 2008.
Edith attended Coffee Community Church. She enjoyed collecting dolls, roosters and angels.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Calvin and Etta Dicus; husbands, Carl Hardin and Arnold Dunn; sons, Eugene Dicus and wife Geraldine, Danny Hardin, Dewayne Hardin and Donald Hardin; three great grandsons, Richard Lee White Jr., Jordan Andrew White and Justin McClane: stepson, Clifford Hardin; son-in-law, Earl Hanks, Jr.; four brothers, Fred Dicus and wife Hazel, Sam Dicus, Waymond Dicus and wife Della and Tom Dicus; three sisters, Mildred Ransom and husband Virgil, Ruth Harmon and Erma Dicus; brother-in-law, Con Young.
She is survived by three sons, Joe Hardin and wife Barbara of Union, Missouri, Jerry Hardin of Cuba, Missouri and Dennis Hardin and wife Bonnie of Joplin, Missouri; four daughters, Joyce Hanks and Jeanette Wisdom and husband Ron of Steelville, Missouri, Rita Ricketts of Kane, Illinois and Sandra Zulpo and husband Earnie of St. James, Missouri; step sons, Carl Hardin, Darryl Dunn and wife Nadine, Bradley Dunn and wife Janice and Kenny Dunn and wife Janice; step daughters, Lavonna Bell and husband Lyle, Berta Wheelock and husband James and Pam Ellis and husband John; sister, Pansy Young of Steelville, Missouri; sister-in-law, Wanda Outlan and friend Richard of Carbondale, Illinois; brothers-in-law, Roy Harmon, David Dunn and wife Liz and Elwood Dunn, all of Steelville, Missouri and Bobby Dunn of Potosi, Missouri; 17 grandchildren; 14 step grandchildren; great grandchildren; great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2013 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home with Rev. Iven Montgomery officiating and Nathan Montgomery reading the obituary. Special music of “In the Garden,” “My Brand New Home” and “Going Home” was sung by Mariah and Destiny Montgomery accompanied on guitar by Nathan Montgomery. Other music played was “See You Again.”
Committal prayer and interment were in the Steelville Cemetery.
Casket bearers were D. J. Hanks, Joe Hardin Jr., Richard White, Jason Davis, Allen Brown, Kevin Wisdom and Eugene Dicus. Honorary casket bearers were Tyler Walls, Daniel Hanks, Joey Wild, Brandon White, Jerry Ricketts and Jackson Davis.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.
 

Emma J. Dunn of Bourbon, Missouri was born at Webster Groves, Missouri to Harry and Jennie (Baker) Comfort and passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at the age of 92 years, 7 months, and 27 days.
On December 27, 1941 Emma married Edward Joseph Dunn and Glendale, Missouri and to this marriage seven children were born.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Jennie Comfort; husband, Edward on April 15, 2005; son, Harry Dunn; brother, James Comfort; and sister, Helen Hill.
She is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Summers and husband James of Bourbon, Missouri and Susan Treece and husband Earnest of Bourbon, Missouri; four sons, David Dunn and wife Charlotte of Bourbon, Missouri, Richard Dunn and wife Bev of Walnut Grove, Missouri, Patrick Dunn and wife Judy of Rolla, Missouri and Paul Dunn and wife Faith of Bourbon, Missouri; 19 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Janice Dunn; other relatives and friends.


Raymond Lee “Ray” Durbin
Raymond Lee “Ray” Durbin of Cuba, Missouri was born on November 17, 1934 in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away Thursday, January 19, 2012 at his home at the age of 77 years.
Ray was the owner/operator of Durbin Construction Company for many years. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War as an airplane mechanic. A member of the NRA, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, reading western novels and was a jack of all trades.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Alma (Bauer) Durbin.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sylvia Durbin; three children, Gary and wife Chris Durbin of Cuba, Missouri, Michael and wife Dotti Durbin of Kirkwood, Missouri, Rebecca and husband Bud Renken of O’Fallon, Missouri; three grandchildren, Rachel Durbin of Cuba, Missouri, Lindsay Durbin and fiancé Charles Mullenger of Seattle, Washington, Nick Durbin of Kirkwood, Missouri; sister-in-law, Carol Holland of St. Peters, Missouri; cousin Rosalind Nilges of Bland, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Memorial visitation was held on Saturday, January 21, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
 

 


 

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