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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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Ralph Gable
Ralph Gable of St. James, Missouri, formerly of Salem, Missouri was born on October 11, 1925 in Rockford, Illinois to Herman and Mabel Cole Gable and passed away at the Missouri Veterans Home in St. James, Missouri on March 15, 2012 at the age of 86 years.
He was united in marriage to Edyie Morris on March 12, 1945.
Ralph was a Naval Air Corps veteran where he served with the 98th Dive Bomber Squadron in WWII. He worked for 25 years in real estate in the Rockford and Aurora, Illinois area before moving to Missouri in 1981.
Ralph was the general manager of the Christian radio station KMMC in Salem until it closed in 1999. He was also a past advisor for the Southeast Chapter of the Women’s Aglow Fellowship and a member of the Riverways Pregnancy Resource Center in Salem, Missouri.
Ralph loved being with his family and friends, teaching Bible studies and being involved with his church, First Assembly of God in Rolla. He loved all sports, especially the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago White Sox. His love for music and singing the old gospel hymns became well-known by friends and staff at the Veterans Home.
He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer (Richard) Gramley of Yuma, Arizona; son, Mark (Patricia) Gable of Snowflake, Arizona; five grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
A visitation and memorial service will be held at the Missouri Veterans Chapel in St. James on Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 2-3 p.m.
Arrangements under the direction of the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.

Ryan Douglas Gable
Ryan Douglas Gable of Sullivan, Missouri was born at Washington, Missouri on June 16, 1979 to Carl Douglas Gable, Jr. and Emma E. Treece and passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at the age of 32 years, 11 months and 20 days.
He was raised in the Stanton and Sullivan areas and attended Sullivan High School. Ryan was employed at Washington Metals in Washington, Missouri as a welder. He enjoyed the outdoors; hunting and fishing were his favorite pastimes as well as boating. Ryan was also a movie buff and was easy going and fun loving. Although he had diabetes, he didn’t let it get in the way or enjoying life. He was a member of several dart leagues in the area and had won many awards to prove his skill at the sport.
He is survived by his mother and step-father, Emma and Michael Wasson of Roby, Missouri; his father and step-mother, Doug and Teresa Gable of Bourbon, Missouri; four brothers, Cory Gable and wife Angie of Roby, Missouri, Ray Lewis and wife Jennifer of Cuba, Missouri, Rodney and Ronnie Lewis, both of the state of South Carolina; grandparents, James E. Wasson of Roby, Missouri and Glenda Copus of Bourbon, Missouri; a niece, Haley Lewis; three nephews, Xavier Gable, Austin and Kyle Lewis; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. at the South Side Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2012 from the South Side Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with interment in the Bourbon Cemetery, Bourbon, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.
 


Michael Douglas Gaddis
Michael Douglas Gaddis of Steelville, Missouri was born on January 24, 1947 in Bloomington, Illinois to James and Marjorie Moit Gaddis and passed away at Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Rolla, Missouri on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at the age of 63 years and 5 months.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Marjorie Gaddis.
He is survived by his sons, Michael Douglas Gaddis, II of Phoenix, Arizona, John Gaddis and Brandon Gaddis, all of Dallas, Texas; daughters, Terri (David) LeGassey of Phoenix, Arizona and Stacey Gaddis of California; brothers, Dan (Linda) Gaddis and Don (Mary) Gaddis, all of Steelville, Missouri; sister, Judy Gaddis of Tucson, Arizona; two grandchildren, Ashley and Morgan; other relatives and friends.
No public services were held.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
 


Charles J. Gallagher
Charles J. Gallagher of Cuba, Missouri was born on April 24, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri to Charles Emil Gallagher and Marie Matthews Gallagher and passed away on Thursday, May 27, 2010 at the age of 85 years.
Charles served his country honorably in the United States Coast Guard as a Fireman 1st Class.
He married Beatrice Herman on July 26, 1945 and to this union four children were born.
He worked originally as a Roundhouse Foreman for the Wabash Railroad then later for Norfolk and Western Railroad. He was a handyman and could repair nearly anything. He even built his own home. He was an avid poker player and moved to the country for the serenity and slower pace.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Marie Gallagher and a brother Robert Gallagher.
He is survived by his wife, Beatrice; children, Jeanette Wertzberger of St. Charles, Missouri, Charles Robert (Maureen) Gallagher of Troy, Missouri, Joan Gallagher of St. Charles, Missouri and Kenneth Gallagher of Warrenton, Missouri; sister, Laverne (Roy) Hults of Bland, Missouri; sister-in-law, Dolores Unland of St. Louis, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Laura, Joe, Kristi, Maureen, Amy, Katie and Angie; six great grandchildren, Grant, Joshua, Lucas, Nolan, Joseph V and Karlie; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Saturday, June 5, 2010 from 3-4 p.m. and Memorial Service at 4 p.m. with Rev. Pat Panepinto officiating at the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri with full military honors.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.

Fr. George Willis Galovich
Fr. George Willis Galovich, 67, former pastor of St. James Catholic Church, Potosi, Missouri was born on February 5, 1945 to Samuel and Lucy F. (Peterson) Galovich, of Galesburg, Illinois and passed away May 25, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 67 years.
He had served 18 years as pastor of the Washington County parish from 1989 to June 2008.
Following his seminary studies at the archdiocesan seminaries in St. Louis, Missouri, he was ordained to the Catholic priesthood on May 29, 1971 by John Cardinal Carberry. Prior to his retirement in 2008, he had also served at parish assignments in Holy Innocents Church, St. Louis; St. Ann Church, Normandy; and as a member of the faculty of St. Thomas Aquinas-Mercy High School in Florissant. He had lived in Bonne Terre, Missouri since his retirement.
He is survived by two sisters, Lucy K. Galovich-Cox of Palatine, Illinois and Jean (Stephen) Sum of Riverside, Illinois; and two nephews.
Visitation was held on May 30, 2012 at the Moore Funeral Home in Potosi, Missouri. The Mass of Christian Burial for a Priest followed at 11 a.m. at St. James Church in Potosi, Missouri. He had served as pastor there for 18 years. The principal celebrant of the Funeral Mass was Archbishop Robert J. Carlson, of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Fr. Brian Fischer, the archbishop’s secretary, served as the master of ceremony. Fr. John Schneider of Bonne Terre delivered the homily. The pastor, Fr. Joe Welschmeyer hosted 25 priest concelebrants from the area parishes, and from around the St. Louis area.
An honor guard consisted of Knights of Columbus from St. Francois County. Knights of Columbus from Council 5936, Old Mines, served as pallbearers. When the remains were taken from the parish church, the 25 brother priests formed two lines of an honor guard, lining the way to the hearse. It is a custom that the priestly honor guard sings the salutatory, a capalla Marian hymn in Latin, “Salve Regina” as their brother priest was carried by.
The committal rites were led by Fr. John Schneider, at the parish’s Calvary Cemetery on Hwy 8 West. Fr. Galovich is the first priest to be buried from the parish, as well as being the first priest to be buried in the “priest’s plot” area of the cemetery, since the parish was established in 1829, 183 years ago.
 

Floyd A. Gamble
Floyd Gamble was born April 4, 1924 to Aaron Thomas and Pearl (Clemmons) Gamble. He passed away Thursday, December 27, 2007 at his home in Cherryville, Missouri at the age of 83 years.
On September 11, 1945, he was united in marriage to Lola (Lawson) Gamble who survives of the home.
Floyd was retired from the Laclede Gas Company in St. Louis, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife; four sons, Ronald Aaron Gamble and wife Brenda of Hillsboro, Missouri, Mike Gamble of Cherryville, Missouri, Wayne Edward Gamble and wife Judy of Flemington, Missouri and Mark Anthony Gamble of Bourbon, Missouri; two daughters, Rhonda Day and husband Tom of Cherryville, Missouri and Debbie Day and husband Greg of Hillsboro, Missouri; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two brothers, Ed Gamble and Webb Gamble both of Potosi, Missouri; one sister, Fay Metcalf of Potosi, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
There was a Private Family burial.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

Lola Faye Gamble
Lola Faye Gamble, nee Lawson, of Cherryville, Missouri was born May 1, 1927 in Potosi, Missouri to Elmer and Mamie (Lamkey) Lawson and passed away Friday, November 25, 2011 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 84 years.
On September 11, 1945 in St. Louis, she was united in marriage to Floyd A. Gamble.
Lola was of the Baptist faith. She always enjoyed vegetable gardening, tending to her flower gardens, sewing and quilting. With all of the family, she and her husband Floyd spent many weekends attending horse shows. Most of all, she loved being with her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Mamie Lawson; her husband, Floyd in December of 2007; one daughter, Debbie Day; one brother, Roy Lawson; four sisters, Juanita (Bud) Schultz, Frieda (Jim) Brown, Evelyn (Bill) Axley and one infant sister; sisters-in-law, Claudine Gamble, Alice Gamble, Violet Greenwood, Ellen Brown, Ava Algiere and Florence Gamble.
She is survived by her four sons, Ronald Aaron Gamble of Hermitage, Missouri, Mike Gamble of Cherryville, Missouri, Wayne Edward Gamble and wife Judy of Flemington, Missouri and Mark Anthony Gamble and wife Teresa of Bourbon, Missouri; one daughter Rhonda Day and husband Tom of Cherryville, Missouri; one son-in-law, Greg Day of Hillsboro, Missouri; two brothers, Lawrence Lawson and wife Jo Ann of Fenton, Missouri and Dennis Lawson and wife Laura of Doe Run, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Margie Lawson of Fenton, Missouri, Fay Metcalf and husband Bob of Potosi, Missouri; brothers-in-law, Ed Gamble and Webb Gamble both of Potosi, Missouri; four grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
There will be a private burial in the Gamble Family Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

Penelope Ganske
Penelope Ganske, formerly of Steelville, Missouri, was born July 29, 1943 in St. Louis, Missouri to Ervin Winford and Corine Ella (Campbell) Romine and passed away March 23, 2013 in Porter Texas at the age of 69 years.
She grew up in Steelville, Missouri and attended area schools.
She married Donald Gene Ganske on July 28, 1983.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ervin and Corine Romine; four brothers, Gerald Romine, Homer Romine, Ervin Romine and Robert Romine.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Ganske of Porter, Texas; son, Raymond Reid; daughters and sons-in-law, Stacy and Marvin Owens, Tammy and Craig Brandon, and Emma Henry and Jose Fonseca; sisters, Corine Novelle Courtney and Judith Carol Kempf; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joyce and Mike Stegent; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at the Memorial Oaks Chapel with Pastor Virgil Pecht officiating.
Interment was in the Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham, Texas.
Penelope’s grandsons and nephews served as pallbearers.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Memorial Oaks Chapel in Brenham, Texas.

Bertha S. Gargus was born February 11, 1942 in Des Peres, Missouri to Ernest and Bonnie (Cassairt) Hess and passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the age of 73 years.
Bertha married Robert Gargus on May 10, 1958 in Pleasant Ridge, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Wanda Bunton of Sullivan, Missouri.
She is survived by her husband, Robert; one son, Robert Gargus and wife Kimberly of Bourbon, Missouri; four daughters, Rosa Banankhah of Cuba, Missouri, Faith Dunn and husband Paul of Bourbon, Missouri, Bonnie Yow of Deatsville, Alabama and Regina Gargus of Bourbon, Missouri; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; four sisters, Bonnie Dorsett and Dean Isgriggs, both of Manchester, Missouri, Emma Denaro and Phyllis Pennock, both of Bourbon, Missouri.
 


Joy Mueller Gargus
Joy Gargus of Sullivan, Missouri was born in Spring Bluff, Missouri on August 21, 1953 to George and Bessie Baldridge Mueller and passed away Saturday, October 27, 2012 at her home in Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 59 years, 2 months and 6 days.
She and Daniel Gargus were married February 1, 1974 at Elmwood Baptist Church in Lonedell, Missouri. She was a member of the Word of Life Church in Sullivan, Missouri for more than 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Bessie Meuller.
She is survived by her husband, Dan of the home; son, Shaun and wife Gina Gargus of Sullivan, Missouri; two daughters, Alisa Gargus of Bourbon, Missouri and Misty Harms and husband Vincent of Leasburg, Missouri; brother, Curtis Mueller of Sullivan, Missouri; two sisters, May Huff and husband Francis of Lonedell, Missouri and Ann Cornman and husband Dave of Sullivan, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Isaac, Tessa and Cory Gargus, Autumn, Veronica and Bud Harms and Byron Crow; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Monday, October 29, 2012 from 4-8 p.m. at the Eaton Funeral Chapel in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Word of Life Church on Highway WW in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Alan Duda officiating.
Burial followed at the Reedville Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
 

Norma Lee Gargus of Rolla, Missouri was born in Maries County, Missouri on April 29, 1940 to Jesse and Ida (Riley) Glenn and passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016 at the age of 76 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Ida Glenn; husband of 29 years, Ralph Gargus; infant son, Leonard Earl Bailey; three brothers, Charles Glenn, Leonard Glenn and Lloyd Glenn; and two sisters, Jessie Mae Morris and Louise Funke.
She is survivewd by her children, Jesse Bailey and wife Wanda of Decatur, Illinois, Tim Bailey and wife Barbara, Bob Morse and wife Cathy, Keith Bailey and wife Debbie, all of Cuba, Missouri, Mark Morse of Rolla, Missouri, Rhonda Gargus Whitman of Rolla, Missouri, Karla Kean and husband Willis of Clarksville, Tennessee, Roy Gargus of Anaheim, California, Kate Butler of Rolla, Missouri and Norma Jean Callahan of Steelville, Missouri; two brothers, Clifford Glenn of Springfield, Missouri and James Glenn of Rolla, Missouri; two sisters, Ida Marie Dowling of Jerome, Missouri and Polly Bacon and husband Jim of Rolla, Missouri; 35 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Interment in the Flag Springs Cemetery.

Larry Eugene Garms
Larry Eugene Garms of Steelville, Missouri was born March 23, 1941 in Cherryville, Missouri to William Henry Garms and Essie Gates Garms and passed away Thursday, April 15, 2010 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 69 years.
On November 10, 1962 in Steelville, Missouri he was united in marriage to Joyce Carr.
Larry had retired in 2001 from the Missouri Department of Transportation after 23 years and had worked part-time for several years at the Huzzah Valley Resort.
Larry was a member of the First Baptist Church of Steelville and a member of the Lebanon Masonic Lodge of Steelville.
He served 31 years in the Army and National Guard and was a firearms trainer the last few years. He was a recipient of the “President’s 100” award which was a distinctive presentation given to the best Pistol and Rifle Marksmen in a special competition at the National Rife/Pistol Matches in Camp Perry, Ohio. This coveted award was authorized to be worn on the Arm Class A uniform by Army regulation. Larry was the recipient of the distinguished Pistol Badge in 1982, which is also a very coveted award.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his motorcycle and an avid gun collector. He also enjoyed reading books on the Civil War and WWII. Larry will always be remembered as Santa as he played the part many times.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Essie Garms; two brothers, Fred Arthur Garms and wife Hattie and Raymond Adolph Garms; brothers-in-law, William Glenn Carr and wife Wanda, Kermit Carr and wife Eleanor, Calvin “Chink” Carr; sisters-in-law, Virginia Norris and husband Ted and Leota Land and husband Robert.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Joyce, of Steelville, Missouri; one son, Larry Eugene “Gene” Garms II of Cook Station, Missouri; one daughter, Delores Mae Pedge; two brothers, Jay Garms and wife Betty and Earl Garms and wife Georgia, all of Steelville, Missouri; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Ruth Garms, Edward Carr and wife Carol and James Carr and wife Elizabeth, all of Steelville, Missouri and Myrna Luke and husband Ralph of Anderson, Indiana; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, April 18, 2010 with Masonic Service held at 7 p.m.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 19, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Jerry Beers officiating and Kent Howald reading the obituary.
Prelude and Postlude were played by organist, Wanda Ransom. Other music of “Amazing Grace-My Chains Are Gone” and “Temporary Home” was played during the service. Rev. Jerry Beers concluded the service by singing and playing “Go Rest “High.”
Committal prayer and burial were in the Carr Cemetery at Cook Station, Missouri. Full military honors were conducted by the U.S. Army.
Casket bearers were Alan Grayson, Larry Branson, Jerry Bryan, Cleo Chandler, Bill Cape and Colin Vandergriffe.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

Donald E. Garner
Donald E. Garner of Sullivan, Missouri was born on April 29, 2012 at St. Louis, Missouri to Loneta (King) and Vernon Lee Garner and passed away at his home on Friday, May 18, 2012 at the age of 60 years and 19 days.
He was a life long resident of the Sullivan, Missouri area and was a graduate of the Class of 1970.
On May 5, 1973 he was united in marriage to Dianna Hatch at Sullivan and this marriage was blessed by two sons.
Donald was an over-the-road truck driver for Siedhoff Trucking until a disability caused his early retirement. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, gardening and the St. Louis Cardinals. Neil Diamond was his favorite singer and Don would always have his songs playing in the background while gardening or doing odd jobs around the house.
He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon Garner; two brothers, Jerry Garner, and Teddy Garner; one sister, Laura Sue Garner; his parents-in-law, Everett and Dorothy Hatch; two sisters-in-law, Norma Hatch and Mary Ann Hatch and one brother-in-law, Ray Hatch.
He is survived by his wife, Dianna of the family home; two sons, David Garner and Doug Garner and wife Amy, all of Sullivan, Missouri; his mother, Loneta Garner of Sullivan, Missouri; four brothers, Carl Garner and wife Cindy, Tommy Garner and wife Cheryl, Benny and Andy Garner, all of Sullivan, Missouri; five grandchildren, Lucas and Mason Kirk, Lexi, Mitchell and Kate Garner; sisters-in-law, Donita Garner of Sullivan, Missouri, Shirley Robertson of Kennett, Missouri, Virginia Dudley and husband Willis of Puntegorde, Florida; brother-in-law, Jerry Don Hatch of Bourbon, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, May 24, 2012 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 from the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with Bill White officiating.
Interment was in the Old Argo Cemetery, rural Sullivan, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
 

Delma J. Garrison
Delma J. Garrison of Bourbon, Missouri was born at Huzzah, Missouri on June 19, 1930 to Alfred and Nettie (Harper) Garrison and passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013 at the age of 82 years, 11 months and 26 days.
Delma lived in the Berryman area until the age of 14 when she moved with her family to Bourbon, Missouri.
She was a 52-year employee of Paramount Headwear Company and long-time member of the First Assembly of God in Bourbon, Missouri. She was known as a loving and giving person who had a big heart and was a good friend to many
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Nettie Garrison; three brothers, Melvin, Edmund and James Garrison; and three sisters, Lucille Garrison in infancy, Bettie DeVerger and Claudine Hill.
She is survived by a son, Larry Eugene Garrison and wife Brenda of Bourbon, Missouri; two sisters, Mildred Pennock and husband Paul of East Peoria, Illinois and Norma Fowler and husband Calvin of Bourbon, Missouri; two granddaughters, Kristi Scott and husband Jeff and Melissa Popp and husband Reuben; one great granddaughter, Dessa Paige Scott and another great grandchild anticipated in December; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday evening, June 18, 2013 at the First Assembly of God in Bourbon, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from the First Assembly of God in Bourbon, Missouri with Pastor Derik Ruble officiating.
Interment was in the Bourbon Cemetery.
Arrangements under the dirrection of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.
 

Pastor Elmer “Dooley” Richard Garrison
Pastor Elmer “Dooley” Richard Garrison of Steelville, Missouri was born October 21, 1929 in St. Louis, Missouri to Laborn L. and Mary Elizabeth Burk Garrison and passed away Saturday, August 13, 2011 at Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Missouri at the age of 81 years.
In 2003 he was united in marriage to Ida Griego Marquez.
Dooley served his country honorably during the Korean War from 1951-1953.
During his life, he served as a pastor and an evangelist traveling across the United States. He also worked as a salesman for an insurance company and as a chef cooking for several nice restaurants in San Antonio, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. The last eight years he was the pastor for Northside Full Gospel Church in Steelville, Missouri.
Dooley had many talents. He loved playing his guitar and composed several songs. He also enjoyed writing poetry, painting and drawing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Laborn and Mary Elizabeth Garrison; eight brothers, Joseph Aaron, Clarence, Hershel, Dorey, Wiley, Orville, Earl and Edward Garrison and infant brother; two infant sisters; and three step children, Fred, Anthony and Lawrence Marquez.
He is survived by his wife, Ida of the home; two step sons, Alex Marquez and James Marquez of Salt Lake City, Utah; two step daughters Hazel Barr and Jolene Welch of Salt Lake City, Utah; one sister, Helen Gray of Steelville, Missouri; step grandchildren; step great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. David Gourley officiating.
A eulogy was shared by Ellen Ryerson. Special music of “The Next Step” was sung and played by Rev. David and Darlene Gourley, “If You Miss Me Down Here” by Ellen and Richard Ryerson and “From Heaven’s Point of View” by Don Britton.
Committal prayer and burial with full military honors by the U.S. Army and Patriot Guard Riders were in the Steelville Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Shane Ryerson, Jack Scott, Dempsey Callahan, James Marquez, David Hurst and Estell Carey.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.

James “Jim” Desmond Garth
James “Jim” Desmond Garth of Steelville, Missouri was born May 22, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Gibbs Care Center at the age of 83 years.
Jim worked many years as a carpenter. He was a past member of the Eagles Club and a member of the Steelville Country Club. He enjoyed fishing with his buddy, Bill Anderson and others.
He is survived by his significant other, Virginia Bailey of Steelville, Missouri; one daughter, Donna Harrell and husband Allen of Boulder City, Nevada; three step-children, Christine Blue and husband Wayne of Cuba, Missouri, Charles Bailey and wife Tammy of St. Clair, Missouri and Sara Lea of St. James, Missouri; special nephew, Ron Condray and wife Melinda of St. Louis, Missouri; special friend, Bill Anderson and wife Cathy of Steelville, Missouri; two sisters Thyrus Staples and husband Dale of St. Louis, Missouri and Carol Hollinger and husband Ted of Rogers, Arkansas; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Jim chose to be cremated and a celebration of life will be announced at a later date.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

Ruth Ann (Waring) Garver was born July 18, 1945 in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away June 4, 2015 in Springfield, Missouri at the age of 69 years.
She was united in marriage to Everett “Red” Garver on November 14, 1964.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Kenneth C. Waring.
She is survived by her husband, Everett “Red” Garver of the home; children, Gregg Garver and wife Kitty, Sheila Adams and husband Scott and Dale Garver and wife Lori, all of St. James, Missouri; grandchildren, Jessiqa Morris and husband Josh of Springfield, Missouri, Amanda Rauss and husband Chris of St. James, Missouri and Jared and Cody Garver of St. James, Missouri; great grandchildren, Benjamin, Abigail and Elijah Morris and Kason Rauss; sister, Dorothy Tessaro and husband Wayne of St. James, Missouri; uncle, Louis Hoehle Jr. of Weslaco, Texas.
 

Sarah Jeanne Gatrell
Sarah Jeanne Gatrell, nee Gray, of Steelville, Missouri was born October 10, 1942 in Rolla, Missouri to Glen and Minnie McMillen Gray and passed away Thursday, November 24, 2011 at her home at the age of 69 years.
On January 29, 1966 in Steelville, Missouri at the Presbyterian Church, she was united in marriage to Robert L. Gatrell.
Sarah Jeanne was a member of the Steelville Presbyterian Church. For a few years she had a sewing and fabric shop and later worked in the law office of Howald and Kenagy, the Steelville Courthouse and the Steelville Star. In her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting, quilting and sewing.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Glen and Minnie Gray; one son, Robert Glen Gatrell and one daughter, Lori Anne Viehman.
She is survived by her husband, Bob, of 45 years; one daughter, Bobbi Young and husband Les of Steelville, Missouri; four grandchildren Endi Anna, Justess and Shay Viehman and Marlee Johnson; one step-grandson, James Young; son-in-law, Rob Viehman of Steelville, Missouri; brothers-in-law, Jim Gatrell and wife Linda of Indiana, Edison Gatrell and wife Amy, Tom Gatrell and wife Sally, all of West Virginia and Richard Gatrell and wife Violet of Ohio; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, November 27, 2011 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 28, 2011 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Beers officiating. Special music of “In the Garden” and “Go Rest High” was sung and played by Rev. Jerry Beers.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Keysville Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Rob Viehman, Ron McMillen, Tony Gatrell, John Bunch, Gary Stift and Marvin Bartle.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.
 

Thomas Joseph Geisler
Thomas Joseph Geisler of Cuba, Missouri was born to the union of Evern and Elda (Emke) Geisler on April 15, 1959 in St. Louis, Missouri and left from this life suddenly on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Rolla, Missouri at the age of 53 years.
Thomas has worked the last 20 plus years for MODOT. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, motorcycles, making beef jerky and spending time with family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his father, Evern Geisler; three brothers Phillip, Gary and Dennis Geisler and other family and friends.
Those who are left to treasure his memory and to continue his legacy are his loving mother, Elda (nee Emke) Geisler of Cuba, Missouri; seven brothers, David and wife Willene Geisler of Cuba, Missouri, Stanley and wife Judy Geisler of Defiance, Missouri, Kevin Geisler of Cuba, Missouri, Michael and wife Cindy Geisler of Overland, Missouri, Robert and wife Mary Geisler of Defiance, Missouri, Raymond and wife Valerie Geisler of Cuba, Missouri and Donald Geisler of Overland, Missouri; one sister, Joann and husband Sam Price of Camdenton, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Carol Geisler of Overland, Missouri; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and many friends.
Visitation was held on Thursday, July 19, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. at Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Father James Finder as the celebrant.
Interment followed at Holy Cross Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.


Lytle L. George
Lytle L. George of Bourbon, Missouri was born at Granite City, Illinois on June 5, 1920 to Edward and Della (Litton) George and passed away at Saint Clare Hospital, Fenton, Missouri on Thursday, April 1, 2010 at the age of 89 years.
On April 8, 1941 he was united in marriage to Virda Smith at Steelville, Missouri.
They made their home in the Sullivan and Bourbon areas the majority of their lives. He was employed as a carpenter with Cy Dace Construction Company and retired from there after many years of service.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing, making up songs to sing for the grandchildren and family get-togethers. He was raised in the Pentecostal faith and attended Greens’ Branch Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Della George; son-in-law, Elvin Bunton, two brothers, Freeman and William George; six sisters, Nettie Stroup, Rosetta, Evelyn and Savannah George, Myrtle Stroup and Kate Immekus.
He is survived by his wife, Virda of the family home; two sons, Dave George and wife Mary Ann Cain of Bourbon, Missouri, Don George and wife Sharon of Camdenton, Missouri; four daughters, Wilma Pratt and husband Don of Waynesville, Missouri, Linda King and husband Jim of Leasburg, Missouri, Pat Bunton of Leasburg, Missouri, Kim Bell and husband Jim of Bourbon, Missouri and Betty and Wayne Weppner whom he loved as his own; grandchildren; great grandchildren; great great grandchildren; great great great grandchildren; sister, Irma McMillion of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted 11 a.m., Monday, April 5, 2010 from the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with the Rev. Judy Jeffery officiating.
Interment was in the Oddfellows Cemetery, Sullivan, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Vernon "Randy" Gibbs
Vernon "Randy" Gibbs passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at the age of 58 years and 22 days. Visitation Thursday, December 17, 2009 from 5-8 p.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri and Funeral service on Friday, December 18, 2009 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Delmar B. Hutson officiating. Burial in the Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri. Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Vernon Gibbs
Vernon “Randy” Gibbs of Cuba was born in Rolla, Missouri on Friday, November 23, 1951 to Vernon Lamar Gibbs and Hazel Geneva Gray Gibbs and passed away in St. Louis, Missouri on Tuesday, December 15,2009 at the age of 58 years and 22 days.
Randy married Cathy Gunn on December 19, 1973 and to this union one daughter was born.
He worked for the Chrysler plant in Fenton, Missouri where he retired from and was a member of the UAW. He was a member of the South Lawn Baptist Church in Amarillo, Texas. At one time, he enjoyed gymnastics and most recently his hobby has been fishing. He loved his dogs Rogue and Rocky.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Hazel Gibbs and brother-in-law, Charlie Medlock.
He is survived by his daughter, Jenny (Bryan) Pemble of Chatham, Illinois; sister, Nancy Susan (Ronnie) Watson of Fulton, Missouri, and Norma (Kenny) Brakefield of Steelville, Missouri; half sister Eunice Medlock of Cuba, Missouri; granddaughter, Sydney Gibbs; nieces and nephews, Tina (Mark) Trusty of Fulton, Missouri, Leesa (Darrel) Boyer of Herman, Missouri, Pamela Fredrick of Nashville, Tennessee, Tausha (Mike) Brakefield, Kenneth “Flip” (Sha) Brakefield, all of Steelville, Missouri; great niece, Kenna Brakefield and great nephew, Levi Brakefield, all of Steelville, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Thursday, December 17, 2009 from 5-8 p.m. and funeral service Friday, December 18, 2009 at 1 p.m. at Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Delmar B. Hutson officiating. Burial at Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
 

Rev. Edgar Freeman Gibson
Rev. Edgar Freeman Gibson of Pacific, Missouri was born January 6, 1922 at Potosi, Missouri to James Harrison and Eula Faye (nee Johnson) Gibson and passed away Sunday, August 14, 2011 at Ellisville, Missouri at the age of 89 years, 7 months and 8 days.
Edgar was united in marriage to Dolorece M. Britton on March 29, 1942 at Belgrade, Missouri and to this union four children were born.
Edgar or know to some as Freeman spent his adult life preaching the word of the Lord. He was the Pastor at Zion Baptist Church in South County for 27 years and helped build Zion Church. He was editor, printer and publisher of the Galilean Witness for many years, the editor of Missouri Missionary Baptist Paper for 11 years and he served as the Missouri Missionary Baptist Association Church Planter. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and tending to his fruit trees. In his younger years he enjoyed fishing and hunting.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Eula Gibson; one son, Kenneth Gibson; one brother, Cletis Homer Gibson; son-in-law, Dave Fulmer; brothers-in-law, George Richeson, Louie Asher, Harry Darest, Alfred Britton; sister-in-law, Beulah and husband Charlie Akers. He is survived by his wife, Dolorece of Pacific, Missouri; three children, Phyllis K. Fulmer of Benton, Arkansas, Wayne L. and wife Marsha Gibson of Lenexa, Kansas and Judith A. and husband Dr. Charles Curtman of Pacific, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Donna Gibson of O’Fallon, Illinois; two sisters, Mary Belle Richeson of Potosi, Missouri and Wilma Jean Asher of Jacksonville, Texas; two brothers, Harry and wife Sue Gibson of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Charles “Dennis” and wife Reba Gibson of Jackson, Mississippi; sisters-in-law, Johnnie Gibson of Potosi, Marie Darest of Jacksonville, Texas, Opal and husband Joe Wilkerson of Potosi, Missouri, Erma and husband Dr. Jack Holley of O’Fallon, Missouri and Barbara Walls of Potosi, Missouri; brothers-in-law, John T. and wife Ava Britton and Don and wife Madeline Britton all of Cuba, Missouri; 15 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Saturday, August 20, 2011 from 5-8 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri and Sunday, August 21, 2011 from 1 p.m. until funeral service at 2 p.m. at the Cornerstone Baptist Church, Wildwood, Missouri with Dr. Charles Curtman officiating.
Interment and prayers followed at 5 p.m. at the Redbud Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Potosi, Missouri.
Pallbears were Denton Fulmer, Andy Gibson, Darren Gibson, Matthew Fox, Jason Curtman, Zach Curtman and Paul Curtman.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

John J. Gilbert
John J. Gilbert passed away Sunday, December 16, 2012 at the age of 85 years.
He attended Cornell University and Washington University and graduated with a Juris Doctorate degree, practicing law in St. Louis, Pittsburg and Erie, Pennsylvania.
He served as a captain in the United States Marine Corp.
He is survived by children, John Gilbert (Mary Ann), Clark Gilbert (Beverly) and Geoffrey Gilbert (Lora); six grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Military service will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery on Friday, December 21, 2012 at 2:30 p.m.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James, Missouri.



Brenda Lee Gillam
Brenda Lee Gillam of Steelville, Missouri was born September 14, 1961 to Howard Roney Ray Gillam and Shirley Jean Laney Gillam and passed away Monday, March 29, 2010 at the St. Claire Health Center in Fenton, Missouri at the age of 48 years.
She was a member of the VFW Gun Club in Cuba. Brenda enjoyed spending her time on the computer, sewing and playing with her dog, Rosco and her cat, Tom Tom.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Shirley Gillam and special friend, Vernon Abney.
She is survived by her son, Jessie Gillam of Cuba, Missouri; daughter, Sabrina Hearst and husband Kevin of Cuba, Missouri; two brothers, William Howard Lawrance Gillam and friend Reba of Steelville, Missouri and Howard Gillam Jr. and friend of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 11 a.m. until service time on Saturday, April 3, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 3, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Frank Vance officiating.
Special music of “In the Sweet By and By,” “What a Friend” and “You Are My Sunshine” were played and sung by the Chosen Generation.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

Shirley Ann Gillam
Shirley Ann Gillam of Viburnum and Steelville, Missouri was born December 16, 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri to Shelby Otto York and Ruby Alma Brandon York and passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2012 in Owensville at the age of 80 years.
On July 24, 1948, she was united in marriage to Loman Gillam and to this union three children were born.
After 50 years of marriage, Loman preceded her in death in 1998.
Shirley attended Lookout Assembly of God Church and Czar Assembly of God Church through the years. She was a lifetime member of the Eagles Club Auxiliary of Viburnum and a member of the Ladies Extension Club of Steelville and enjoyed volunteering at Gibbs Care.
From 1987 to 1990 she was the owner of West End in Steelville. She loved traveling and was able to visit all fifty states. Shirley also enjoyed participating in shuffleboard tournaments.
She is survived by two daughters, Shirley Diane Siebels of Pacific, Missouri and Mary Alice Farnsworth and husband Jim of Gerald, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Joanie Gillam of Viburnum, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Jeff Bobbitt and wife Loretta, Danny Bobbitt and wife Yvonne, Tracy Pope and husband Doug, Sara Bustin, Ann Gillam, Beth Gillam and Ava Gillam; 13 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Loman; son, Danny Gillam; one brother, Shelby York; and one son-in-law, Raymond Siebels.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, December 28, 2012 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with daughter, Mary Farnsworth, and great granddaughter, Delaney Spurgeon, sharing thoughts and memories. Special music of “I’ll Fly Away” was sung and played by Stanley Chandler with Bob and Carol Coleman assisting. Other music of “Sweet By and By” was sung by Ella Jo Greenwalt, with Bob and Carol Coleman and a CD of “Hallelujah” was played.
The Lord’s Prayer and interment were in the Czar Cemetery at Viburnum, Missouri.
Serving as casket bearers were Jim Farnsworth, Dillon Eye, Spencer Spurgeon, Danny Bobbitt, Jeff Bobbitt and Doug Pope. Honorary casket bearers were Cody Eye, Jacob Moss, Drew Pope, Seth Pollard, Michael Bobbitt, Lohman Bobbitt and Christopher Caffey.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.
 

Gregory Allen Gilmore of St. James, Missouri was born February 5, 1948 in St. Louis, Missouri to Francis Marion and Maxine Irene (Matlock) Gilmore and passed away Monday, January 2, 2012 at his home at the age of 63 years 10 months and 28 days.
On June 22, 1968, at Hazelwood, Missouri, Gregory was united in marriage to Donna Lou Modglin.
Greg was in the Machinist Union of over 30 years, mostly working in St. Louis, Missouri. He moved with his family to St. James, Missouri in 1999, and enjoyed his fishing and hunting and being with family.
He is preceded in death by his father, Francis Marion Gilmore.
He is survived by his wife, Donna; mother, Maxine Gilmore of St. James, Missouri; son, David Alan Gilmore and his wife Theresa of Troy, Missouri; one daughter, Jeannie Louise Spiller and her husband Jonathon of Troy, Missouri; brother, Gerald Wayne Gilmore of Wentzville, Missouri; one sister, Debora Weidner of Florida; four grandchildren, Peyton, Erica, Isabella and Jared; other relatives and friends.
Visitation began at noon on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Services were conducted at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at the Jones Funeral Home with military honors following the service.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Mary Alice Mullen Gindhart
Mary Alice Mullen Gindhart was born on November 21, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri to William J. and Frances A. Mullen and passed away July 8, 2012 after suffering a long fight against lung disease at the age of 61 years.
Mary Alice graduated Cuba High School in 1968 and moved on to continue education in journalism and communication at Arizona State University. She worked as a reporter and editor for The Arizona Republic and Phoenix Gazette in Phoenix, Arizona from 1981 until 1997.
It was at a 1982 press conference at the Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix with then Interior Secretary James Watt she met and fell and fell in love with her husband of 29 years, Floyd “Bud” Gindhart.
Mary Alice and Bud were married May 22, 1983 in Phoenix. Their union was shared with children, Jonathan James Gindhart and Victoria Rae Gindhart.
Mary Alice returned to school and earned her master’s degree in social work from ASU.
After long careers in print and broadcast journalism Mary Alice and Bud moved to Cherry, Arizona. She achieved her life-long dream of working with children and their families for a healthier and happier live. She was an 11-year employee of West Yavapai Guidance Clinic, serving as a Child and Family Therapist.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Florence Mullen and her eldest sister, Linda Mullen Jones.
She is survived by her husband, Bud of the home; sister, Susan Casarotto and husband Larry of Cuba, Missouri; two nephews, Timothy Jones and Jason Casarotto; brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Judy Gindhart and their daughter Biera; her children and three grandchildren whom she fondly called her “grand girls”; other relatives and friends.
No services are planned at this time.

Mary Alice Mullen Gindhart
Mary Alice Mullen Gindhart was born on November 21, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri to William J. and Frances A. Mullen and passed away July 8, 2012 after suffering a long fight against lung disease at the age of 61 years.
Mary Alice graduated Cuba High School in 1968 and moved on to continue education in journalism and communication at Arizona State University. She worked as a reporter and editor for The Arizona Republic and Phoenix Gazette in Phoenix, Arizona from 1981 until 1997.
It was at a 1982 press conference at the Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix with then Interior Secretary James Watt she met and fell and fell in love with her husband of 29 years, Floyd “Bud” Gindhart.
Mary Alice and Bud were married May 22, 1983 in Phoenix. Their union was shared with children, Jonathan James Gindhart and Victoria Rae Gindhart.
Mary Alice returned to school and earned her master’s degree in social work from ASU.
After long careers in print and broadcast journalism Mary Alice and Bud moved to Cherry, Arizona. She achieved her life-long dream of working with children and their families for a healthier and happier live. She was an 11-year employee of West Yavapai Guidance Clinic, serving as a Child and Family Therapist.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Frances Mullen and her eldest sister, Linda Mullen Jones.
She is survived by her husband, Bud of the home; sister, Susan Casarotto and husband Larry of Cuba, Missouri; two nephews, Timothy Jones and Jason Casarotto; brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Judy Gindhart and their daughter Biera; her children and three grandchildren whom she fondly called her “grand girls”; other relatives and friends.
No services are planned at this time.

Alice Lorene Gnemi
Alice Lorene Gnemi of St. James was born August 11, 1930 near Broadway, Missouri, north of St. James to Robert E. and Gladys Pierce Parrish and passed away Saturday August 18, 2012 at the Golden Living Center in St. James at the age of 82 years.
On January 19, 1949 in Steelville, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Frank Gnemi.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Kristie; two brothers, Everett “Gene” Parrish and Charles Parrish and granddaughter, Lori.
She is survived by her husband, Frank Gnemi of St. James, Missouri; two sons, Jerry Gnemi and wife Irene and William (Bill) Gnemi and wife Donna all of St. James, Missouri; daughter, Pam Maddalon and husband Michael of St. James, Missouri; step daughter, Barbara Call of Fulton, Missouri; sisters, Dorothy Benson and Helen Harris both of St. James, Missouri; three grandchildren, Saundra Hendricks, John Douglas II and Angela Robertson; three great grandchildren, Justin, Emily and Turner; two great great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Shirley Parrish of Rolla; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday August 21, 2012 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral service was conducted 11 a.m. on Wednesday August 22, 2012 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James with Don Carson officiating.
Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
 

Mildred Joan Goff
Mildred Joan Goff, of Bourbon, Missouri was born November 7, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri to Emerson Louis and Mildred Fisher Knost and passed away Sunday, November 11, 2012 at the Life Care Center in Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 87 years.
She and Gerald Dean Goff were married Feburary 2, 1946 in Kirkwood, Missouri and to this union three children were born.
Joan was well known in the Bourbon and Sullivan areas, having worked at Bourbon Rexall Drug, Somerville’s Store and other local businesses. She was characterized by her excellent sense of humor, her deep love for her family and her God Jehovah.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Emerson and Mildred Knost and an infant brother.
She is survived by her husband Gerald; two sons, Geoffrey Dean Goff of St. Clair, Missouri and William Andrew Goff and wife Jeri of St. Clair, Missouri; daughter, Martha Jo Sanchez and husband Jose of Bourbon, Missouri; brother, David Knost and wife Marie of Afton, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Sullivan, Missouri with Elder David Harrison officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri
 

Ruth Bernice Goodman
Ruth Bernice Goodman of Belle, Missouri was born on June 19, 1929 in Phelps County, Missouri to Robert Bruce and Mabel A. (Emmons) Overton and passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at her home at the age of 83 years, 10 months, and 23 days.
Ruth was united in marriage to Thomas E. Goodman on September 17, 1950 in Phelps County, St. James, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mabel Overton. She is survived by her husband, Thomas E. Goodman of Belle, Missouri; four sons, Thomas David Goodman and wife Jackie of Belle, Missouri, Robertson Phillip Goodman of Mt. Sterling, Missouri, Roger Matthew Goodman of Belle, Missouri and Dennis Kurt Goodman of New Orleans, Louisiana; two daughters, Suzan Rohrer and husband Kevin of Belle, Missouri and Lucinda Rae Brands of St. Louis, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 9-11 a.m. prior to the memorial service at the First Christian Church in Belle, Missouri.
Memorial service was conducted on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Belle, Missouri with Jonathan Wooley and Mitchell Seaton officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Staff Sergeant Mark Allen Byrd Gorzik, Jr., U.W. Marien Corp., Camp Pendleton, San Diego, California,
formerly of Leasburg, Missouri, passed away, Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at the age of 29 years, 6 months and 6 days.
Visitation from 4-8 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2013 at the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2013 from the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.
Burial in the Lea Cemetery, Leasburg, Missouri. Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

John Joseph Gorney
John Joseph Gorney of St. James, Missouri was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 27, 1943 to Theodore and Mollie (Sonengren) Gorney and passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the age of 68 years.
John was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Vietnam with the 82nd Airborne Division. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 2025 and an avid Nascar fan.
He is survived by two sisters, Patricia Lautenbach of St. James, Missouri and Christine Burger and husband Richard of Phoenix, Arizona; two nephews, Scott Lautenbach and wife Cindy and family of St. James, Missouri and Steven Lautenbach and family of House Springs, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 from 10 a.m. until time of service at noon at the Null & Son Funeral Home with Pastor Mick Thrasher officiating.
Interment with military honors followed at the St. James Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.
 

Evelyn Lorene Gowin
Evelyn Lorene Gowin of Cuba, Missouri was born May 2, 1921 at Beardstown, Illinois to John R. and Alma Jane (nee Shepard) Large and passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at Cuba, Missouri at the age of 91 years.
Evelyn was united in marriage to Robert Vedder on June 5, 1937 and to this union four children were born. After Robert passed away Evelyn was united in marriage to Donald Gowin on August 4, 1984 at Springfield, Missouri.
Evelyn worked for Verizon Telephone Company of Cuba for several years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cuba, Missouri and in her spare time she enjoyed baking cookies and pies, camping, building a campfire to cook brats and s’mores but what she loved most was spending time with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Alma Jane Large; first husband, Robert Vedder; three brothers, Wilmer, Harold and Kenneth Large; four sisters, Zelda Reining, Clara Hendrickson, Alice Hay and Audrey Ballinger; other relatives and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Gowin of Cuba, Missouri; three daughters, Jan and husband Jim Noel of Kelseyville, California, Sharon and husband Celestino Sanchez of Lima, Peru and Linda and husband Marvin Maune of New Bern, North Carolina; one son, Robert and wife Glenda Vedder of Springfield, Missouri; step children, Dennis and wife Terri Gowin of New Orleans, Louisiana, Dirk and wife Nickie Gowin of Louisville, Kentucky, Donna Gowin of Koshkonong, Missouri and Dixie and husband John Williams of West Plains, Missouri; two brothers, Donald Ray and wife Betty Large of Greenfield, Illinois and Clifford John and wife Marie Large of Jacksonville, Illinois; nine grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; five step grandchildren; three step great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2012 at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2012 at the Mizell Funeral Home with Pastor Stephen Brubaker and Pastor Bob Knight officiating. Special music was “Because He Lives,” “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” and “Amazing Grace” by George and Jeanette Ashley.
Interment and prayers were at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at the Young Blood Cemetery, Nortonville, Illinois with Pastor Charles Keene officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

Sally Lou Graber
Sally Lou Graber of Rolla, Missouri was born June 15, 1929 to Ernest and Zoie (Parker) Fiebelman in Steelville, Missouri and passed away September 21, 2012 at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center at the age of 83 years.
She married George Herbert Grieg on December 29, 1951, in Arkansas while Herb was on leave from flight school. To this union, one son was born.
Herb was killed in a mysterious plane crash in Alaska while serving his country as a Navy flyer.
Sally later married Robert (Bob) Graber on May 11, 1963 in Rolla, Missouri and to this union two daughters were born.
Sally loved life, people, humor, laughter, her family, her work at the Cerebral Palsy School and writing stories.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Zoie Fiebelman; three siblings, “Mick” Worley, Jake Fiebelman and “Pat” Hall.
She is survived by her husband, “Bob” Graber; three children and their spouses, Doug and Karen Fiebelman, Ann and Randy Flanagin and Beth and Steve Borders; eight grandchildren; one great granddaughter; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.
A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at the Boss Cemetery in Boss, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Null and Son Funeral Home of Rolla, Missouri.
 

Charles Herbert (Herb) Gray
Charles Herbert (Herb) Gray of Bourbon, Missouri, was born on July 22, 1930 at Alamosa, Colorado to Frank M. and Anna Kathrena (Knoop) Gray and passed away on Monday, February 27, 2012 at the age of 81 years.
Herb, as he was known by his family and friends, grew up in the Alamosa area and on December 6, 1962 was married to Laura Mary Walkup at Portales, New Mexico.
For a time Herb became a district manager of Arrow LP Gas Company in Clovis, New Mexico. The family later moved to Missouri where he was a District Manager for NRG LP Gas Company and left there in 1985. Herb later was employed for 10 years with the Missouri Department of Weights and Measures and retired in 1995.
In his “retirement” years he worked at Wally’s Do-It-Best Hardware Store in Sullivan, Missouri, until ill health caused his permanent retirement. Herb was known as a laid back individual who was honest, and a real people person. He also had a fondness for woodworking and was an accomplished woodworker. Herb was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Bourbon.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Anna Gray; four brothers and one sister.
He is survived by his wife, Laura of the family home; two sons, Roy Gray and wife Connie of Warrenton, Missouri and Ray Gray of Bourbon, Missouri; one granddaughter, Arienna Gray; one brother, Jim Gray and wife Betty of Alamosa, Colorado; one sister, Katie Schroll of La Junta, Colorado; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Bourbon, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2012 from the First Baptist Church of Bourbon, Missouri with Pastor Ted Hurley officiating.
Cremation followed the services.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.


Helen Marie Carey Gray
Helen Marie Carey Gray, nee Garrison was born in Steelville, Missouri on November 4, 1919 to Laborn L. and Mary E. Burk Garrison and passed away Friday, November 9, 2012 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 93 years.
In 1939 at Solo, Missouri, Helen was united in marriage to Cleton Carey and to this union, two children were born. Cleton preceded her in death in 1945. She remarried in 1952 at Davisville, Missouri to Harry Gray and to this union three children were born.
Helen was of the Pentecostal faith and attended the Full Gospel Mission Church in Steelville. Prayer and Bible study were a very important part of her life. She loved taking care of children, grandchildren and loved being near all of her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Laborn and Mary Garrison; her husband, Cleton Carey in 1945 and husband, Harry Gray in 1987; one son, George Leroy Carey; 10 brothers, Joseph Aaron, Clarence Dempsey, Hershel, Dorey, Rev. Elmer Dooley, George Wiley, Orville, Earl, Edward and infant Frankey Garrison; and two infant sisters, Mabel and Ellen.
She is survived by her children, Carolyn Fulliam and husband Paul of Steelville, Missouri, Harriet Rector and husband James of Cuba, Missouri, Lorine Gray of Steelville, Missouri and Dewey Gray and wife Cheri of Cuba, Missouri; one daughter-in-law, Ina Carey of Steelville, Missouri; 22 grandchildren; 49 great grandchildren; 40 great great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. David Gourley officiating.
Special music of “The Next Step” was sung and played by Rev. David Gourley and his wife Darlene. Other music of “When I Cross the River” was played and sung by Verna Gruver, Kathy Gruver, Vicki Skidmore and Christina Smith and “I Want us to be Together” was sung and played by Richard and Ellen Ryerson.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Steelville Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Cleton Carey, Danny Sanders, Faron Fulliam, Dempsey Callahan, Dillon Harris and Will Gray.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.
 

Lori Marie Gray
Lori Marie Gray of St. James, Missouri was born June 21, 1980 in Rolla,
Missouri, and passed away September 29, 2011 in Columbia, Missouri at the age of 31 years.
Lori was a graduate of UMR. She was a proud member of Alcoholics Anonymous. She
served on the committee for Relay for Life and was a Domestic Violence advocate.
She was preceded in death by grandparents and uncle, Leonard Ternes.
She is survived by her parents, Larry and Anna Marie Gray of Rolla, Missouri;
sister, Julie Anne Ternes-Gray of Rolla, Missouri; life partner, Katy Gaskins
and her son Jordan Gaskins of Rolla, Missouri; nieces, Amanda Perera, Brandalynn
Perera and Julian Allen; nephew, Thomas Hogland; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Sunday, October 2, 2011 from 5-7 p.m. at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri.
Services were held on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 2 p.m. at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri with Pastor Mike Gorman officiating.
Interment at the Edgar Cemetery near Lenox, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary.


Michael Ernest Gray
Michael Ernest Gray of Cuba, Missouri was born February 24, 1957 in St. Louis, Missouri to Elmer Ernest Gray and Edna Eugena McNeal Gray and passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2010 in his apartment in Cuba, Missouri, of apparent natural causes, at the age of 53 years.
Michael attended school through the 11th grade and decided to go his own way. Life choices led him down a rough road with its ups and downs but he never really seemed to find real contentment.
Michael married and divorced years ago and had a son. He later fathered a daughter who he recently met.
He accepted the Lord about 25 years ago in a Baptist Church. He enjoyed the outdoors and cutting wood. He was a member of the Steelville Country Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Edna Gray.
He is survived by his children, Charlie and Becca; two brothers, David Lee (Betty) Gray of Licking, Missouri and James Douglas Gray of Belgrade, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Memorial service is at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 11, 2010 at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Delmar B. Hutson officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.

Russell “Rusty” Gray
Russell “Rusty” Gray of Cuba, Missouri was born on Monday, April 2, 1962 in St. Louis, Missouri to Russell E. and Bertha Virginia Starks Gray and passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at the age of 51 years.
Before retirement, Rusty worked mostly in Louisiana for several different contractors in commercial and residential construction as a drywall finisher. His hobbies were fishing, camping, being outdoors and especially gardening. He had a green thumb for growing indoor and outdoor plants. He was a happy, friendly, outgoing, carefree guy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Bertha Gray; niece, Danielle Renee Gray; and several aunts and uncles.
He is survived by his daughter, Brandy (Josh) Summers of St. Louis, Missouri; brother, Edward (Deborah) Gray of Shreveport, Louisiana; sisters, Darlene (Ricky) Richards of Keithville, Louisiana and Coleen Gray of St. Charles, Missouri; aunt, Dorothy (Herman) Jackson of Steelville, Missouri; uncle, Lawrence Gray of Ballwin, Missouri; grandchildren, Taylor Souders, Meadow and Eli Summers, all of St. Louis, Missouri; five nieces; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and funeral service was Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Burial was at the Freeman Cemetery, Cherryville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.

Noel Glen Grayson
Noel Glen Grayson was born on September 11, 1928 in Steelville, Missouri and passed away on November 16, 2012 at the age of 84 years, 2 months and 5 days.
Glen attended the Steelville Public Schools and graduated from Steelville High School in 1946.
In 1946 he volunteered for the United States Army and served his country including duty in Japan. He was honorably discharged in 1949.
He was employed by Brown Shoe Company in Steelville in October 1949. While there he served as Shop Steward and President of the local union.
In 1965 he was asked to work for the United Food and Commercial Union as an International Representative. Glen served 21 years working for workers and laborers across the country. He retired in 1984.
Glen married Shirley Dingley, and their marriage was blessed with four children.
The family spent countless joyful hours together fishing, hunting, camping, traveling and enjoying Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, family birthdays and gatherings. Glen was a farmer. He passed the life lessons he learned from his grandfather on to his sons and grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Viola May Schoen; stepfather, Milford Schoen; sister, Violet Ann Luhring; niece, Sally Luhring; grandparents, George and Sarah Grayson;
He is survived by his wife, Shirley; four children, Lena and husband Roger Halbert, Roger and wife Kim Grayson, Missy and husband Drew Stubblefield and Alan and wife Wanda Grayson; 13 grandchildren, Nicole and husband Tony Smith, Heather Halbert, Sarah and husband J.P. Dunn, Schoen and wife Kendall Grayson, Adam and wife Amber Grayson, Samantha and husband Brian Heckemeyer, Jessica and husband Josh Mabe, Andy and wife Lisa Stubblefield, Erin Stubblefield, Matt Stubblefield, Kyle and wife Hailey Grayson, Kara and husband Kyle Gearhart and Dillon Grayson; 17 great grandchildren, Jackson Case, Sophie Case, Mia Case, Elisabeth Dunn, John Dunn, Grayson Dunn, Cameron Grayson, Karleigh Grayson, Juliet Grayson, Gaven Grayson, Jonah Grayson, Benton Heckemeyer, Lane Mabe, Carter Mabe, Ada Mabe, Anslee Stubblefield and Chace Grayson; cousin, Edith Becker; sister-in-law, Joy Dingley; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri. Masonic services were held at 7 p.m. by the Lebanon Lodge #77 of Steelville.
Funeral service was at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with grandson, Adam Grayson officiating and grandson, Schoen Grayson assisting. Special music of “His Eye is on the Sparrow” was sung and played by Rev. Jerry Beers, and “Precious Memories” by Erin Stubblefield accompanied on guitar by Brad Sexauer.
“Lily of the Valley” was sung by the Pitts Family. Closing prayer was by Rev. Kevin Farr followed by “When We All Get to Heaven” sung by the congregation.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Steelville Cemetery. After closing prayer, Rev. Jerry Beers sang and played “Go Rest High.”
Casket bearers were grandsons, Schoen Grayson, Andy Stubblefield, Kyle Grayson, Dillon Grayson, Adam Grayson and Matt Stubblefield.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

 

Donald “Allen” Green
Donald “Allen” Green of Sligo, Missouri was born May 5, 1952 in St. Louis, Missouri to Corbett and Betty (Smith) Green and passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013 at his home.
On December 8, 1989 in Davisville, Missouri he was united in marriage to Lisa Haney.
Allen worked as a truck driver for over 25 years. He enjoyed watching television, reading and raising cattle. Most of all, he loved being around his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Corbett; his sister, Robin Green; and grandson, David Jairus Lunsford III.
He is survived by his wife, Lisa Green of Sligo, Missouri; his mother, Betty Green of Davisville, Missouri; four daughters, Jennifer Lessley and husband Jeffery and Lana Hicks and husband Michael, all of Belleview, Missouri, and Sheona Norfolk of Salem, Missouri and Onisha Green of Sligo, Missouri; three brothers, Ronnie Green and Roger Green and wife Patricia, all of Cherryville, Missouri and Michael Green and wife Karen of Caledonia, Missouri; two sisters, Tammy McCartney and husband Pat of House Springs, Missouri and Donna Alvey and husband Chester of Steelville, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Zachary, Dakota, Kasie, Lacie, Elizabeth, McKenzie and Paityn; other relatives and friends.
The family will have a gathering in memory of Allen later in the summer.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.


Geneva Edith Green
Geneva Edith Green, nee Conaway of Sullivan, Missouri, formerly of Cherryville, Missouri was born February 20, 1920 at Cherryville, Missouri to Irvin Jesse Conaway and Lena Hazel (Martin) Conaway and passed away Friday, May 7, 2010 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 90 years.
On December 13, 1941 she and Clyde Green were married and to this union five children were born.
After 27 years, Geneva retired in 1982 from Brown Shoe Company.
Geneva was a member of Center Ridge Pentecostal Church. She enjoyed reading, quilting, embroidering and camping, liked to watch the St. Louis Cardinals and one of their biggest fans.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Irvin and Lena Conaway; her husband, Clyde; one great grandson, Eric Allen; three brothers, Luther Conaway and wife Emily, Lawrence Conaway and Noel Conaway; brothers-in-law, Leo Brown, John Green and wife Mabel, Thomas Green, Floyd Green and wife Gladys, Delmar Green and wife Marie, Preston Green and Thurman Green; two sisters-in-law, Della Hewkin and husband Arthur and Wilma Hines; and one son-in-law, Gary Turnbough.
She is survived by three sons, Dan Green and wife Linda of Steelville, Missouri, Bob Green and wife Gail of Cherryville, Missouri and Lindell Green and wife Sheron of Cuba, Missouri; two daughters, Darlene Turnbough of Cherryville, Missouri and Rosalie Calkins and husband Gary of Sullivan, Missouri; two brothers, Irvin Conaway Jr. and wife Mary of Cherryville, Missouri and Rev. Paul Conaway and wife Mildred of Cuba, Missouri; one sister, Lorraine Brown of Owensville, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Mildred Conaway and Velma Conaway of Cherryville, Missouri; brother-in-law, Jimmie Hines of Illinois; 13 grandchildren, Melody (Tim) Allen, Jeff (Tonya) Turnbough, Kip (Tracy) Turnbough, Kelly (Randy) Hartley, Amber (Joseph) Speeney, Shawn (Diane) Green, Natasha Green, Seth Green, Lynn Green, Ann Fulliam, Laura (Raymond) Miller, Garanette (Dr. Brian) Edwards and Marty Calkins; 22 great grandchildren; 10 great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, May 10, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral service was at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Pastor Harrison Brown and Rev. Bob Coleman officiating.
Special piano music of “In the Garden” was played by granddaughter, Melody Allen and piano music of “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” was played by granddaughter, Amber (Green) Speeney. A medley of songs was sung by Rev. Bob Coleman accompanied on piano by Shirley Brown.
Scripture was read by Pastor Harrison Brown and committal prayer was by Pastor Duncan Skyles.
Burial was in the Davisville Cemetery at Davisville, Missouri.
Casket bearers were Brian Edwards, Marty Calkins, Seth Green, Shawn Green, Jeff Turnbough and Kip Turnbough. Honorary casket bearers were Randy Hartley, Joe Speeney, Raymond Miller and Tim Allen.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.



Herman “Dwight” Green
Herman “Dwight” Green of Steelville, Missouri was born February 5, 1939 in Davisville, Missouri to Floyd Dwight Green and Gladys Delight (Lea) Green and passed away on Friday, May 21, 2010 at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 71 years.
He worked as a baker for Nabisco in St. Louis and retired after 30 years in 1988. Dwight was a member of the Baker’s Union of St. Louis.
Dwight enjoyed fishing and loved to hunt and was a big fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. He and his little buddy, “Barney,” the dog was inseparable.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Gladys Green and one brother, Dewayne Green.
He is survived by two sons, David Green of Hillsboro, Missouri and Darren Green and wife Denise of DeSoto, Missouri; one brother, Donnie Green of Cherryville, Missouri; one sister, Dormalee Chew and husband Bob of Cuba, Missouri; three grandchildren; Shawn Green, Grant Green and Ryan Green; two great grandchildren, Hunter Green and Mason Green; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Coleman officiating. Special music of “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art” were played.
Committal prayer and burial were in the Davisville Cemetery.
Casket bearers were David Green, Shawn Green, Grant Green, Ryan Green, Dean Wymer and Ken Lawson.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.

Lorraine Sue Brake Green
Lorraine Sue Brake Green of Belle, Missouri formerly of Sullivan, Missouri was born at Sullivan on October 21, 1951 to Howard and Julia (Dunakey) Brake and passed in Columbia, Missouri on Sunday, July 4, 2010 at the age of 58 years.
Sue, as she was known by her family and friends attended Sullivan School and at the age of nine worked as a dispatcher for Dan’s Taxi in Sullivan. She later worked at I-44 Truck Stop as a cashier where she met her first husband, Earl W. Simmerly. They were united in marriage in a double ring ceremony on September 10, 1972 at New Testament Baptist Church by Pastor Oliver Mullen.
They made their home in various parts of the country while Earl was serving with the U.S. Marine Corps.
Sue enjoyed the hobby of a beautician hair stylist attending Weekes Beauty Academy in Sullivan and having her own business later on. She was saved in the Southern Baptist Church at Leasburg, Missouri and attended First Baptist Church in Bourbon.
Four years ago in June, Sue was united in marriage to Donald Barry Green in Belle, Missouri and enjoyed spending time with her step grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Julia Brake; two brothers, Lawrence and Lanie Brake and two sisters, Levina Brake and Lenora Brake Hults.
She is survived by her husband, Barry Green; two sons, Jesse Simmerly of Bourbon, Missouri and Jeffrey Simmerly of St. James, Missouri; two brothers, Leroy Brake of Columbia, Missouri and Lynn Brake of Sullivan, Missouri; three sisters, Leola Brake Littrell of Owensville, Missouri, Lois Judy Brake Gronstall of Ozone, Arkansas and Leona Jean Brake Heitland, Lake Mills, Iowa; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 from the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan with Michael Delashmet officiating.
Interment was in the Buffalo Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Lucille Green
Lucille Green of Cuba, Missouri was born October 23, 1942 at Cherryville, Missouri to Emmitt and Eva (nee Callahan) Harris and passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 69 years.
Lucille was united in marriage to Glen Green on November 12, 1960 at Cherryville, Missouri and to this union two daughters were born.
Lucille spent her life taking care of her family and home. She mowed yards for others, helped all of her family and enjoyed working in the garden and growing flowers. If there was something to do outside, that is where Lucille wanted to be. Lucille helped with the RJ’s float for the parade each year but what Lucille treasured most was spending time with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmitt and Eva Harris; two brothers, Dwight and Albert Harris; one sister, Frieda Fierce.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Glen Green of Cuba, Missouri; two daughters, Susie and husband Ralph Prickett of Cuba, Missouri and Judy and husband Tony Lenhardt of Rolla, Missouri; three grandchildren, RJ Prickett and Heather Prickett and fiancé Joshua Chapman of Cuba, Missouri and Brittany Lenhardt and fiancé Wes Martin of Rolla, Missouri; one great grandson, Evan Joshua Chapman of Cuba, Missouri; one sister, Mary Ruth and husband Walter Haffer of Cuba, Missouri; three sisters-in-law, Violet Edison of Miami, Florida, June Nash of Salem, Missouri and Charlotte Green of Tipton, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Thursday, February 16, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 17, 2012 at the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri. Special music was “How Great Thou Art,” “Amazing Grace,” “Precious Memories” and “What Would I do if Jesus Came to My House.”
Interment and prayers followed at the Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Linda Lee Violett Greene
Linda Lee Violett Greene of St. Louis, Missouri, formerly of Cuba, Missouri was born Friday, June 24, 1960 to Glen and Jo (nee Hopkins) Violett at St. Louis, Missouri and passed away Friday, December 02, 2011 at DePaul Health Center, St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 51 years.
Linda was united in marriage to Dennis Greene and to this union two beautiful daughters were born.
Linda spent her life taking care of her family. She was the bookkeeper for the Phillip 66 Gas Station from 1992 till 1999, which she and Dennis owned until March of 2011. Linda enjoyed eBay, gardening (flowers and tomatoes), floating the Meramec and the Huzzah Rivers, reading, embroidering and collecting antiques. She raised dogs for many years and “Bear” was her favorite. She enjoyed her cats, horses and being outside.
Linda helped set up the Abuse Hotline of Crawford County, was a 4-H Club volunteer, was the “Room Mother” when the girls were growing up and always looked forward to Christmas in Florida.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Glen and Jo Violett and other family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Dennis Greene of St. Louis, Missouri, formerly of Cuba, Missouri; two daughters, Dessa and husband Jesse McClary of Leasburg, Missouri and Jasmine Greene of Cuba, Missouri; two sisters, Cynthia O’Toole of Eureka, Missouri and Melody Violett of California state; one brother, Glen and wife Denise Violett of St. Louis County; sister-in-law, Cynthia and husband Drew Buckley of St. Thomas USVI; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Sunday, December 4, 2011 from 2-5 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
Graveside services were at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 5, 2011 at the Zion Cemetery, 7401 St. Charles Rock Road, St. Louis, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Richard Dewayne Green
Richard Dewayne Green of Cuba, Missouri was born on Sunday, September 8, 1940 in Davisville, Missouri to Floyd Green and Gladys Lea Green. He passed away at Cuba Manor, Cuba, Missouri, on Thursday, February 12, 2009 at the age of 68 years, 5 months, and 4 days.
Dewayne worked as a logger in the timber industry most of his adult life.
He married Waneta Faye Licklider on July 23, 1977 in Salem, Missouri.
His hobbies were hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two infant sons; and his wife.
He is survived by his children, Tammy (Martin) Ripley of Waynesville, Missouri, Mike Green of Tallahassee, Florida and Rachel (Chad) Bartholomew of O’Fallon, Illinois; brothers, Dwight Green of Steelville, Missouri, and Donnie Green of Cherryville, Missouri; sister Dormalee (Robert) Chew of Cuba, Missouri; brother-in-law Cornell Licklider of Rosati, Missouri; special friends Chester (LaDonna) Alvey of Cherryville, Missouri; six grandchildren and one great grandchild; other relatives and friends.
There was no public service.
All arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
 

Steven Joseph “Hommie” Greenwalt, Sr.
Steven Joseph “Hommie” Greenwalt, Sr. was born on Thursday, December 7, 1961 in St. Louis, Missouri to Dorothy Lee Eads Greenwalt and Calvin Greenwalt and passed away Friday, December 2, 2011 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 49 years, 11 months and 25 days.
Steven accepted the Lord early in life at the Tower Grove Baptist Church in St. Louis, Missouri. He loved his family very much. Steven enjoyed doing crafts, and especially liked wolves, eagles and Indian artifacts. He loved animals and was a great cook.
He was preceded in death by his father, Calvin Greenwalt; step-father, James Land Sr. and one brother, Randy Greenwalt.
He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Lee Eads Greenwalt Land of Steelville, Missouri; his fiancée, Mary Gregory of Steelville, Missouri; two sons, Steven Joseph Greenwalt Jr. and Jason Lee Greenwalt of Tennessee; brothers and sisters, Ricky and Betty Greenwalt of Arnold, Missouri, Cathy Greenwalt of Steelville, Missouri, Bobby Greenwalt and companion Marie of Clearmont, Florida, Vickie and Russ Bono of House Springs, Missouri, James Land and companion Billie Jo Willhite, Tara and Cecil Mason, Tina Mason and companion Paul Wilkerson, and Richard “Scott” Land, all of Steelville, Missouri; sister-in-law, Barb Land of Steelville, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Monday, December 5, 2011 from 5-8 p.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral service was Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home with Rev. Delmar B. Hutson officiating.
Burial was at the Keysville Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri. Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Joseph R. Greer
Joseph R. Greer of Cuba, Missouri was born November 15, 1960 at Joliet, Illinois to Joseph and Theresa (nee Navarro) Greer and passed away Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Fenton, Missouri at the age of 52 years.
Joseph was a resident of Stubblefield Care Center and an avid rock collector. He thought that they looked like diamonds and gold.
He is survived by his mother, Theresa Nobles; three sisters, Christina Greer, Kathlyn Greer and Kim Peters; guardian, Franky Todd; other relatives and friends.
A private graveside service was held at the Bourbon Cemetery, Bourbon, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
 

Imogene F. Gremmer
Imogene F. Gremmer was born on November 28, 1928 to Frank and Bessie Hance and passed away November 21, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in St. James, Missouri.
She was married to Thomas Gremmer on September 23, 1986.
Imogene was a licensed practical nurse and was awarded a certificate for 50 years of nursing from the Missouri State Board of Nursing on February 1, 2006. She worked at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center for many years. Her hobbies included fishing, watching movies, mostly westerns, and reading Louis L’Amour books. She had collected all but 20 of them and enjoyed sharing them with the other residents at the Golden Living Center.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Bessie Hance; one sister, Frances Moore and husbands, Omar J. Kreisler, Raymond W. Moreland and Thomas Gremmer.
She is survived by one son, James Kreisler and his wife Donna of Vichy, Missouri, and one grandson, Jacob Kreisler and wife Genesa of Hammond, Louisiana; two step great grandsons, Blake and Grant; other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be this Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 1 p.m. at the First Church of God St. James, Missouri with a memorial service following at 2 p.m.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary.
 

Jubilance Divine Griswold
Jubilance Divine Griswold was born on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 to Matt and Rheanne (Hutson) Griswold and passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2011.
He was preceded in death by his great grandparents, Lynn and Joanne Griswold, Jewell and Alta Lyons and Millicent “Penny” (Miller) Badley.
He is survived by his parents, Matt and Rheanne (Hutson) Griswold of Clever, Missouri; brothers, Jace and Kaden Griswold of Clever, Missouri; grandparents, Paul and Pamela Hutson of Steelville, Missouri, Kathy Badley of Green Forest, Arkansas, Gregory and Sharon Griswold of Bolivar, Missouri; great grandparents, Rev. Delmar and Dorothy Hutson of Steelville, Missouri, Eddie and Penny Badley of Blue Eye, Missouri; great great grandmother, Rhea Badley of Blue Eye, Missouri; aunts and uncles, Kayla Hutson, Paula Hutson, both of Steelville, Missouri, Megan and Jayson Heussner of Hale Missouri, and Alison and Lance Roffers of Springfield, Missouri and a host of people who loved him.
Visitation was at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 10, 2011 until time of funeral service.
Funeral service was at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 10, 2011 at Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Pastor George Wisely officiating.
Burial was Monday, October 10, 2011 at Liberty Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.



Hartmut O. Groenda
Hartmut O. Groenda of Jefferson City, Missouri, was born on September 14, 1924 in Des Peres, Missouri to Emil and Marie Henkle Groenda and passed away Sunday, May 30, 2010 at Adams Street Place, at the age of 85 years.
He was united in marriage on September 17, 1948 in St. Louis, Missouri to Joan Murphy.
He was a graduate of Kirkwood High School in Kirkwood, Missouri. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II, where he served as a radio gunner on B17’s in the China-Burma-India Theater. He worked for Meramec Junior College and Missouri Baptist Hospital.
Hartmut enjoyed remodeling houses, traveling, taking his dogs for walks and especially spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Inge Bopp of Kirkwood, Missouri.
He is survived by his wife, Joan of the home; four children, Kurt Groenda (Janet) of Palmyra, Missouri, Gretchen (Allen) Walz of Jefferson City, Missouri, Kristina “Birdy” (Dan) Duvall of Poplar Bluff, Missouri and Ann (Jeff) Zoellner of Jefferson City, Missouri; one sister, Evelyn Reddington of the state of Arizona; 12 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home, Jefferson City, Missouri, with Rev. Murl Nash officiating.
Interment was in the Hamilton Cemetery in Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements are under the direction of Houser-Millard Funeral Directors of Jefferson City, Missouri.

Gavin Ail Groff
Gavin Ail Groff of Owensville, Missouri was born in Owensville on October 25, 1949 to Oscar O. and Luella P. (Branson) Groff and passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at the age of 63 years, 8 months and 7 days.
On September 30, 1994 in Bem, Missouri he was united in marriage to Rose Ann Allgire.
He had served his country with the United States Army and was a member of VFW Post #7147 in Cuba.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Shelly Groff; brother, Russell Groff and sister, Norma Hamilton.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Ann; children, Shannon Helmig and husband Jeff of Drake, Missouri, Leslie Perkins and husband Jeremy of Bland, Missouri, Lorie Steinbeck and husband Dave of Bland, Missouri, Allen Lowder and wife Michelle of Owensville, Missouri and Evie Hinson of Owensville, Missouri; brother, Randy Groff and wife Sue of Bland, Missouri; sister, Rita Witte and husband Richard of Bland, Missouri; 11 grandchildren, Kevin and Brandon Roark, Tyler and Cody Perkins, Michael and Lilly Steinbeck, Jesse, Kayla and Austin Lowder and Kolby and Samantha Vinson; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held beginning at 9 a.m. until time of service Thursday, July 11, 2013 at the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 11 at 11 a.m. at the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville with full military honors. Services conducted by Pastor Brad Perkins.
Arrangements under the direction of the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville, Missouri.

Russell Groff
Russell James Groff of Bland, Missouri was born December 23, 1958 in Rolla, Missouri and passed away January 29, 2012 at the age of 53 years.
Russell was a bricklayer by trade and worked in construction.
He was preceded in death by his father, Russell Glenn Groff.
He is survived by his mother, Willa Dean Happel of Bland, Missouri; three children, Russell Groff Jr. of North Carolina, Ashley Spurgeon of Russellville, Missouri and Kelley Brocato of Owensville, Missouri; one brother, Ronnie Groff of Bland, Missouri; one sister, Tammi Schmidt and husband Keith of Leasburg, Missouri; step son, Mickey Ransom and wife Sonya; nieces, Desiree and fiancé Zack and RéAna; nephews, Jeremy and Dalton; four grandchildren; three special grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 9 a.m. with services following at 10 a.m. at the Sassmann Chapel in Bland, Missouri.
Interment was in the Countryside Memorial Gardens in Owensville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Sassmann Funeral Home, Bland, Missouri.

Juanita Ada (Kenney) Grogan was born March 24, 1934 in St. Louis, Missouri to George O. and Ada F. (Harris) Kenney and passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at the age of 81 years.
She was united in marriage to Merl Grogan in 1951 and to this union two sons were born.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Ada Kenney; and brother, James O. Kenney.
She is survived by her children, Larry Grogan of St. James, Missouri and Tom Grogan and wife Patti of St. James, Missouri; brother, Wayne J. Kenney and wife Frieda of St. James, Missouri; sister, Mary E. Clancy and husband Lee J. of St. James, Missouri; grandchildren, Nathan, Travis, George, Joshua, Tommy, Glenda; eight great grandchildren.


Master Sgt. John D. Grotha
Master Sgt. John D. Grotha (retired) of Dayton, Ohio passed away March 8, 2010 at the age of 86 years.
John was a career military retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Master Sgt. and was a member of the VFW 2800.
John’s lifelong love and commitment to his country began when he volunteered at the age of 17 to serve in the military.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years.
He is survived by two sisters, Estelle Grotha of St. James, Missouri and Adelaide (Grotha) Wagstaff of Tampa, Florida; one son, Robert Michael and wife Vickie; one daughter, Katherine Kimie and husband Jack Gentis; grandchildren, Jason, Gregory, Daniel, John and Christina Gentis, Jennifer and Brittany Grotha; two great granddaughters, Olivia and Klohe Daughtery; other relatives and friends.
Interment was in Dayton, Ohio on March 15, 2010.
 

Benjamin Grubaugh
Benjamin “Ben” Franklin Grubaugh, Jr. of Cuba, Missouri was born to Benjamin Franklin Grubaugh, Sr. and Martha Gertrude McKellips Grubaugh on Tuesday, October 30, 1928 in North Platte, Nebraska and passed away on Friday, September 21, 2012 at the age of 83 years, 10 months and 22 days.
Ben served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War.
He married Margaritte Bess Stovall on February 4, 1956 in Steelville, Missouri and to this union four children were born.
He worked several years at Brown Shoe in Steelville, Missouri and also at Debs Shoe Industry in Owensville, Missouri. He later was a painter at the Chrysler Plant in Fenton, Missouri where he retired from after 22 years. He then worked in the lawn and garden department at Cuba Wal-Mart for 13 years. He was a member of the UAW and Trinity Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bird watching, woodworking, gardening, and was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinal ball team.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin Sr. and Martha Grubaugh; brothers, Henry (Nadine) Grubaugh, Matt (Lou) Grubaugh and Wayne (Eloise) Grubaugh; sisters, Nellie (Chet) Griffith, Dolly (Robert) Wood and Anna (Ike) Steck and brother-in-law, Dwight Stovall.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy Grubaugh of Cuba, Missouri; children, Dale (Dannette) Grubaugh of Hollister, Missouri, Rae Jean (David) Conway and Becky (Bobby) Tate of Springfield, Missouri and Darryl (Joy) Grubaugh of Cuba, Missouri; brothers, Earl (Christine) Grubaugh and Bill Grubaugh of Steelville, Missouri, Bernard (Linda) Grubaugh of Vinita, Okalahoma and Don (Jane) Grubaugh of Miller, Missouri; grandchildren, Erica Grubaugh of Hollister, Missouri, Philip (Alisa) Grubaugh of Meadville, Missouri, Erin (Jacob) Fox of Rapid City, South Dakota, Michelle Grubaugh of Cuba, Missouri, Elyssa and Ethan Grubaugh of Hollister, Missouri; great granddaughter, Lilliana Fox; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Sunday, September 23, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. and funeral service at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 24, 2012 at the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri with Rev. Pat Gruber officiating.
Burial was at the Countryside Memorial Gardens, Owensville, Missouri with full military honors.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
 

Mary Ellen Grubb
Mary Ellen Grubb of St. James, Missouri was born on March 30, 1939 in Phelps County, Missouri to Albert and Pearl (Deisher) Grubb and passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at her home at the age of 73 years.
Mary Ellen enjoyed helping others. She was a very happy and out-going person. She often commented that, “A stranger is just a friend you haven’t met yet” and that is how she lived her life. She had many hobbies but really loved to sew and knit.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Pearl Grubb and one son, Richard Albert Grubb.
She is survived by her son, Everett White and wife Teresa of Belleville, Illinois; sister, Leona Williamson of St. James, Missouri; brother, George Grubb of St. Louis, Missouri; grandsons, Richard and Garrett White; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Friday, July 20, 2012 from 5-7 p.m. at the James & Gahr Mortuary.
Funeral service was Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary with Pastor Aaron Jeffers officiating.
Interment was in the Asher Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary.

Bonnie Gruber
Bonnie Gruber of Cambridge, Minnesota was born in Montevideo, Minnesota on February 4, 1948 and passed away March 17, 2013 at the age of 65 years.
Bonnie searched for new paths to explore. Her youthful spirit, smile and giggle accompanied her down unfamiliar yet exciting roads. Her journeys inspired her love to explore state parks, hiking, and traveling with Paul and at least one Chihuahua at her side.
Bonnie shared her love of exploration through her teaching and tutoring, as she inspired students to explore their own new paths.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Cora Hendrickson.
She is survived by her husband, Paul Gruber; children, Andrea (Tony) Alferness and Patrick (Karen) Gruber; sister, Carol Sandberg; grandson, Alex Johnson; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at the Cambridge Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Strike Funeral Home, Cambridge Chapel with Rev. Don Genereux officiating. Arrangements under the direction of the Strike Funeral Home Cambridge Chapel, Minnesota.
 

David T. Gruver
David T. Gruver of Steelville, Missouri was born June 11, 1944 in Steelville, Missouri to Fred and Hazel (Satterlee) Gruver and passed away January 31, 2012 in Rolla, Missouri at the age of 67 years.
David was united in marriage to Clara Jaycox in 1965, and to this union two children were born.
David was very close with his family he loved every moment he was able to spend with family and friends. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially when hunting and fishing in clear Ozark streams. He closely followed sports and enjoyed playing them as well. David had a great passion for helping others he truly enjoyed mowing the lawn for the church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Hazel Gruver; and one brother, Danny Gruver.
He is survived by his wife, Clara, of the home; son, Jimmy Gruver and wife Janet of Cuba, Missouri; daughter, Kathleen Carver and husband Bob of Springfield, Missouri; brothers, Don Gruver of Steelville, Missouri and Charlie Yowell; sisters, Ruthann Cummins and husband Burl of Owensville, Missouri, Sue Cape and husband Wayne of Cuba, Missouri, Dianna Rinehart and husband Ronnie of St. James, Missouri; grandchildren, Joshua Gruver (Melissa), Amy Parrott (David), Emily Moreland (Shannon), Elizabeth Gruver, Jessica Carver, and Amanda Carver; great grandchildren, Paris Gruver, Ashlyn Parrott and Ethan Parrott; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Friday, February 3, 2012 at the Rivers of Life Church from 3-7 p.m.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the Rivers of Life Church in Steelville, Missouri with Pastor Henry Copling and John Brice officiating.
Interment was in the Barnicle Chapel Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of James & Gahr Mortuary of St. James, Missouri.

Patricia Sue Guffey was born November 29, 1960 in Washington, Missouri to George and Darlene Orr Kopsieker and passed away Friday May 29, 2015 at the age of 54 years.
She was united in marriage to Philip Guffey on September 15, 1979 at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Pacific, Missouri.
She is survived by her husband, Philip Guffey of Pacific, Missouri; one son, Nicholas Philip Guffey and Kayla Langevin and Amber Lamar of Pacific, Missouri; father, George Kopsieker of Villa Ridge, Missouri; two grandchildren, Jack and Gracie Guffey; two sisters, Cheryl Snodgrass and husband Dennis of Bourbon, Missouri and Trudy Huesgen and husband Tim of Villa Ridge, Missouri; cousin, Darla Petty of Union, Missouri; other relatives and friends.

 

Mary Ursula Gunn
Mary Ursula Gunn of Cuba, Mo. was born on July 6, 1910 at St. Louis, Mo. to the union of William Henry Gunn and Lillian Pearl (Cook) Gunn and passed away on May 27, 2002 at Cuba, Mo. at the age of 91 years, 10 months and 21 days. Ursula was preceded in death by her parents and one brother William "Budge" Gunn. She was a member of the Cuba United Methodist Church of Cuba, Mo. Those who survive to mourn her passing from this life are her loving sister Helen Hyacinth Gunn; one brother Daniel Christopher Gunn; nieces and nephews, Lillian McCann, Bill Gunn, Bobby Gunn, Margaret Rousset, Buddy Gunn, Mary Gunn, Christine Durbin, Catherine Goyette and Winifred Gunn; cousins, Frances Nixon and Wilbur Cook; other relatives and friends. Ursula was a loving sister, aunt, good friend to all who knew her and will be sadly missed. Mary Ursula Gunn was in state at the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Mo. where funeral services were held on Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Mike Hannah officiating. Interment was in the Lea Cemetery, Leasburg, Mo. All arrangements were under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Mo.



Pauline Gunter
Pauline Gunter of Republic, Missouri formerly of St. James, Missouri was born on August 30, 1926 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Sterling and Alberta Lucinda (Nail) Moreland and passed away at the St. John’s Hospital in Springfield on Wednesday, May 5, 2010. Pauline Gunter was 83 years, 8 months and 5 days of age.
Pauline was united in marriage to Charles Eugene Gunter Sr. on August 14, 1948 in Harrison, Arkansas and to this union two children were born.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sterling and Alberta Lucinda (Nail) Moreland; her husband, Charles Eugene Gunter Sr. on September 13, 2005 and one brother, Leroy Crafton.
She is survived by one son, Charles E. (Charlie) Gunter Jr. and wife Joy of St. James, Missouri; one daughter, Lucinda Kay (Cindy) Burks and husband Jim of Republic, Missouri; one brother, Jack Crafton and wife Jean of St. James, Missouri; three grandchildren, Edy J. Froelich, Katie Burks and Chaz Gunter; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 7, 2010 at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 7, 2010 at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in St. James, Missouri with Jim Sutherlin officiating. Pallbearers were family.
Burial was in the St. James Cemetery in St. James, Missouri.
An Eastern Star Service was conducted at 1 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in St. James, Missouri.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
 

R. Keith Gurley
Raymond Keith Gurley was born to Ira William Gurley and Hallie Evelyn Licklider Gurley on January 24, 1944 in St. Louis, Mo. He passed away in Canyon Country, California on December 1, 2002 at the age of 58 years, 10 months and 7 days. Keith served his country honorably in the United States Army from 1966-1972. He was married to Susanne L. Wyatt on December 15, 1966 and to this union two children were born. He lived most of his life in California where he worked as a heavy equipment mechanic in construction. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and motorcycles. He was preceded in death by his parents. Those who remain to mourn his passing are his wife Susanne of Canyon Country, California; daughter Sonja Starkey and husband Rob of New Iberia, Louisiana; son Paul Gurley and wife Jolynn; grandchildren, Samantha, and Hunter Gurley, all of Ft. Sill, Oklahoma; grandson Mark Gurley of Canyon Country, California; sisters, LaDonna Perry of Fullerton, California, Cynthia Sumner and husband Paul of Newport Beach, California; brother Warren Gurley of Leasburg, Mo.; mother-in-law Betty Favata of Boulder City, Nevada; aunts Mrs. Grace Rook of St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Willie Licklider of Cuba, Mo.; cousins, nephews, nieces, many relatives and friends who will sadly miss R. Keith Gurley. Visitation was held on Saturday, December 7, 2002 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Mo. Funeral services were Saturday, December 7, 2002 at 1 p.m. at Hutson Funeral Chapel, Cuba, Mo. with Rev. Norman Cartwright officiating. Soloist Linda kitchen sang "Precious Lord, Take My Hand; Peace in the Valley; and God Be With You Till We Meet Again" accompanied by Mrs. Ruth Cartwright. Burial was in Licklider Cemetery, Cuba, Mo. with pallbearers Marvin Kitchen, Warren Gurley, Walter Licklider, Philip Licklider, Walter Kitchen and Jerry Licklider. All arrangements were under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Mo.

Catherine “Cathy” Gushwa
Catherine “Cathy” Gushwa, was born July 18, 1937 in Steelville, Missouri to Frank and Mary (Hatcher) Happel and passed away at her home on December 28, 2012 at Cresswell, Oregon at the age of 75 years.
On January 1, 1955 she was united in marriage to Carol Lee Gushwa in St. James, Missouri and to this union three children were born.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mary Happel; one brother, Charles Happel and sister-in-law, Patricia Happel of Cottage Grove, Oregon.
She is survived by her husband, Lee Gushwa of the home; two sons, Aaron and wife Pat of Redding, California and Brian and wife Susan of Eugene, Oregon; daughter, Carrie and husband Larry Brown of Crescent, Oregon; grandchildren; great grandchildren; two brothers, James Happel and wife Mary of Cuba, Missouri and Kenneth Happel and wife Frances of St. James, Missouri; six sisters, Irma Thurmond of Cuba, Missouri, Pearl Norris of St. James, Missouri, Pauline Adams of Joplin, Missouri, Norma Russow of Carthage, Missouri, Mary Lou Martin of St. James, Missouri, and Lola and husband Jack Bartle of St. James, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Memorial services were held in Cresswell, Oregon on January 12, 2013.
 

Dwight Gutzler
Dwight Gutzler of San Marcos, Texas was born on July 20, 1922 to Paul and
Eleanor (Holly) Gutzler in Contralia, Illinois and passed away on September 25,
2011 in the Regent Care Center of San Marcos, Texas at the age of 89 years, 2
months and 13 days of age.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Elanor Gutzler.
He is survived by his wife, Geraldine (McCain) Gutzler of San Marcos, Texas; one
daughter, Linda Marie (Swap) Stewart and husband Mark of Austin, Texas; one
grandson, Adam Stewart of Austin, Texas; other relatives and friends.
A Memorial service was conducted at the Regional Care Center in San Marcos, Texas.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Calvin Mason Ivie
Calvin Mason Ivie formerly of Bourbon, Missouri was born July 4, 1930 to Jesse
and Rena (nee Fowler) Ivie at Steelville, Missouri and passed away Saturday,
October 1, 2011 at Rolla, Missouri at the age of 81 years.
Calvin�s passion in life was writing, recording and playing music. He played
music at the Sullivan Bowling Alley for years and everywhere else he ever lived
or traveled through. He owned a music store in Sullivan and later in Phoenix, Arizona.
The last several years he was a tour guide �Coyote Cal� in the Sonoran Desert of
Arizona. He was the inventor of the �Papi System� which is used in photography.
During his younger years he enjoyed playing golf.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Rena Ivie; one daughter,
Tammy Ivie; second wife, Judy Ivie; three brothers, AB, JR and Marvin Ivie; one
sister, Hazel Hutson; other relatives and friends.
He is survived by his four children, Mike and Karen Ivie of Cuba, Missouri,
Terry and Shawn Ivie of Halfway, Missouri, Ken and Jackie Ivie of Garland, Texas
and Beverly and John DeGraff of Granville, New York; brother, Billy and Brenda
Ivie of St. Louis, Missouri; 12 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; former
wife and best friend, Mary Dye of Waynesville, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 from 5-8 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba with Pastor Barry Ivie officiating.
Interment and prayers followed at the Hill Cemetery, Bourbon, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

 


 

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