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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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Helen Fern Kalinowski
Helen Fern Kalinowski of St. James, Missouri was born on September 23, 1928 in Vichy, Missouri to William and Daisy Josephine (James) Griffith and passed away on November 1, 2011, at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Missouri at the age of 83 years, 1 month and 9 days.
She was united in marriage to Joseph Kalinowski. He preceded Helen in death.
Helen was a factory worker for 33 years at Carter Carburetor in St. Louis, Missouri.
She is survived by granddaughter, Virginia Gropp of Colorado; other relatives and friends.
Graveside services were conducted 11 a.m. on Monday, November 7, 2011 at the Reedville Cemetery in Sullivan, Missouri with Susan Hoyle officiating.
Burial in the Reedville Cemetery in Sullivan, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Mary Hannah Karberg
Mary Hannah Karberg, nee Mullen, was born in Cuba, Missouri on January 13, 1919 and passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at the age of 92 years.
Mary was retired from Deacones Hospital where she served as a Nurses Aid for more than 20 years. Most important to Mary in her long life, were her family and her love of her Lord Jesus Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Karberg.
She is survived by four children, Ron (Debbie) Karberg, Alan (Carol) Karberg, Linda Karberg and Cheryl (Joe) Seifried; eight grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; a brother, Paul Mullen; other relatives and friends.
Arrangements under the direction of the Kutis Affton Chapel.

Antoinette Marie “Ann” Karpowecz
Antoinette Marie “Ann” Karpowecz of Cuba, Missouri was born to Samuel and Adele (Schwann) Comparato on June 27, 1934 in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away Friday, September 9, 2011 at her home surrounded by her family at the age of 77 years.
Ann founded the Rock Fair Restaurant & Lounge in 1979 and was the longtime owner/operator. She was known for “The Rock Burger,” “pizza,” “fried pickles” and her many daily specials. Her hard work, devotion and inviting personality has kept customers coming back for years. She was a parishioner of Holy Cross Catholic Church and a member of Cuba VFW Auxiliary Post #7147 and Cuba American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. In her spare time she enjoyed her trips to Florida, the beach, shelling, bowling and she was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Adele Comparato; two brothers, Vince and Joe Comparato; one sister, Florence Comparato.
She is survived by her husband, Frank Karpowecz of the home; children, Sheri and husband John Pogorzelski of Arnold, Missouri, Jerry and wife Melanie Montgomery, Jimmy and wife Claudia Montgomery all of Cuba, Missouri, Frank and wife Sheila Karpowecz of California, Missouri and Jim Karpowecz of Cuba, Missouri; grandchildren, James (Lisa), Jeff, Mark, Michael, Mariah, Jorden, Jonathon, James, Jaclyn, Jenna, Chasity, Josh, Haley, Jordan, Zack, Kirsten and Tyler; great grandchildren James, Mya, Cloe and Hunter; one sister, Gloria Miller of Arnold, Missouri; sister-in-law, Jeanette Comparato of St. Louis, Missouri; special friends and care givers, Cookie Armstrong, Cathy Hattersley, Judy Barnicle and Judy Richards; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Monday, September 12, 2011 from 4-8 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Rev. James Finder as the celebrant.
Interment followed at the Holy Cross Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Anthony H. “Tony” Kaufhold
Anthony H. “Tony” Kaufhold, Jr. of Cuba, Missouri was born to Anthony H. and Pearl (Coon) Kaufhold on August 6, 1919 in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away Sunday, March 11, 2012 at Cuba Manor at the age of 92 years.
Tony was united in marriage to Jean M. McKaye on September 17, 1943 in Australia.
Tony honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. He spent his whole life farming and from the time he was old enough he has worked on tractors and chainsaws. By trial and error he could tear them apart and put it back together. He always said “I don’t have to buy it if I can fix it”. Tony enjoyed cutting firewood, was a true fence repairer and was always willing to lend a helping hand to others. He would tell amazing stories about WWII and Australia and he enjoyed family get gatherings at the farm for the weekend where there was always lots of cooking.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony H. and Pearl (Coon) Kaufhold; three brothers, Fred, Norman and Jim Kaufhold; three sisters, Pearl Matte, Marie Kincade and Mildred Bogue.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Kaufhold of Cuba, Missouri; two brothers, Warren Kaufhold of St. Charles, Missouri and Bill Kaufhold of O’Fallon, Missouri; nephews and nieces, James and wife Barbara Kaufhold of Cuba, Missouri, David and wife Sherry Bogue of Del Rio, Texas, Barbara and husband Denver Britton of Rolla, Missouri, Cathy and husband Charles Schroyer of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 5 p.m. until time of funeral service 7 p.m. at Mizell Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Mace.
Cremation followed the service, with Inurnment at Kinder Cemetery with full military honors.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
 

Kathleen Ann Kay
Kathleen Ann Kay of Potosi, Missouri, was born on April 25, 1934 at Potosi, Missouri to Marshall Eye and Irene Downey Eye and passed away December 31, 2009 at her residence at the age of 75 years, 8 months and 6 days.
Kathleen was a member of the White Oak Grove Baptist Church.
She was a member of the Republican Party were she served as a Committee Woman for many years. Kathleen had many passions she loved to work in the yard where she made it into a sanctuary for God’s creatures. She grew beautiful wild flowers. She enjoyed resting in the hammock and absorbing the peace and beauty of God’s creations. She liked all animals but, especially cats. Kathleen was a quilter and seamstress and made many dresses for her granddaughters.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Marshall and Irene Eye; two brothers, Marshall “Sonny” Eye and Thomas Eye; sister, Phyllis Eye and granddaughter, Angela Jett.
She is survived by a son, Matt Kay and wife Mary of Potosi, Missouri; daughter, Marcia Portell and husband Dave of Potosi, Missouri; brother, Elvin Eye of Steelville, Missouri; sister, Georgia Eye of Potosi, Missouri; two grandchildren, Kathleen English and Damian Kay; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, January 2, 2010 at 10 a.m. at the DeClue Family Chapel with Rev. Melvin Reed officiating.
Pallbearers were Bryce Wilson, Jim Wilson, Allen Gibson, Tom Eye, Greg Eye and Chris Mead.
Interment and final prayers were held at Kay Family Cemetery, Potosi.
Arrangements under the direction of the DeClue Family Funeral Home, Potosi, Missouri.
 

Eildean E. Kaysinger
Eildean Kaysinger of Bourbon, Missouri was born on February 8, 1926 in Bonne Terre, Missouri and passed away Sunday, June 17, 2012 at the Meramec Nursing Center in Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 86 years, 4 months and 9 days.
She married Troid Kaysinger on September 13, 1946. He preceded her in death on March 14, 1994.
While Eildean worked a few odd jobs, her biggest job was as a homemaker.
She was a member of the VFW Post 3987 Woman’s Auxiliary.
She is survived by her son, Rick Kaysinger of Bourbon, Missouri; three grandchildren, Sean and Eric Kaysinger of Bourbon, Missouri and Crystal Kaysinger of Sullivan, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at the Eaton Funeral Chapel in Bourbon, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at the chapel with the Rev. Timothy McCarty officiating.
Burial followed at the Bourbon Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Bourbon, Missouri.
 


Walter Arthur Kean
Walter Arthur Kean was born on February 27, 1935 in Safe, Missouri to Lee Gilbert and Virginia Margaret (Holman) Kean and passed away at his home on Wednesday, June 2, 2010, in rural St. James, Missouri at the age of 75 years, 3 months and 6 days of age.
On May 13, 1961, in Rosati, Missouri, Walter Kean was united in marriage to Evelyn Mathena and to this union one child was born.
Walter worked in Security with the Law Enforcement for many years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn (Mathena) Kean; parents, Lee and Virginia Kean.
He is survived by one son, Scott Kean and wife Amber of St. James, Missouri; one brother, Gilbert Lee Kean and wife Imogene of Leasburg, Missouri; two grandchildren, Kortney and Eddie; two great grandchildren, Evee and Christopher.
Visitation was on Saturday, June 5, 2010 starting at 10 a.m. till time of service at 11 a.m. at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in St. James, Missouri.
Memorial Services were conducted on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in St. James, Missouri with Leroy Bryant officiating, with full military honors after the service.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Maxine L. Keeney
Maxine L. Keeney nee Brown of Bourbon, Missouri was born on Thursday, October 26, 1922 in Marland, Oklahoma to Amos Earl and Anna Mary Hamlin Brown and passed away on Monday, December 10, 2012 at the age of 90 years, 1 month and 14 days.
Maxine married Orville R. Keeney on May 20, 1939 in Steelville, Missouri and to this union five children were born.
Maxine accepted the Lord early in life and was a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church in Bourbon, Missouri. She was active in the WMU, taught Sunday School, sang in the choir and a quartet. She was a nurse for 25 years at Sullivan Hospital and at one time, was a writer for the Bourbon Beacon Newspaper. She enjoyed growing African violets and even won awards for them. She also liked reading, writing, gardening, collecting antiques and rocks.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Amos and Anna Brown; husband, Orville; son, Randy Keeney; grandsons, Jerod and Brian Keeney; brother, Gerald (Freda) Brown; sons-in-law, Roy Maxey and Mike Kruse; and nephew, Neil Keeney.
She is survived by her daughters, Janice (Ken) Summers of Sullivan, Missouri, Patricia Kruse of Cuba, Missouri, Mary (Vernon) SansSouci of Bourbon, Missouri and Marcia (Daniel) Ridolfi of Sullivan, Missouri; brother, Maurice (Rosemary) Brown of Van Buren, Missouri; sister, Laverna Keeney of Bourbon, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Carol Biggins of Bourbon, Missouri; grandchildren, Deanna (Scott) Fitzgerald of California, Lisa (Jim) Donovan of Florida, Stephanie (Spencer) Thomson of Liberty, Missouri, Megan (Delbert) Hampton of Cuba, Missouri, Timon (Mackenzie) SansSouci of Union, Missouri, Damon SansSouci of Florida, Jennifer Ridolfi of St. Louis, Missouri, Danielle Ridolfi (Art) Santirojprapai of Ohio and Alex Ridolfi of Sullivan, Missouri; great grandchildren, Cara and Brandon Fitzgerald, Jimmy and Dylan Donovan, Lauren and Benjamin Thomson, Mattie and Hunter Hampton, Kelli, Dana, and Eric SansSouci, Skylar Rowe, Dimon and Dakota SansSouci, Cameron, Ethan, and Sophia Thebeau; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Friday, December 14, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church in Bourbon, Missouri and Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 9-10 a.m.
Funeral service was Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church in Bourbon, Missouri with Rev. Jerry Keeney, Pastor Ed Carter, and Father James Finder officiating.
Burial was at the Enloe-Hodge Cemetery, Bourbon, Missouri.
Pallbearers were Timon SansSouci, Alex, Danielle, and Jennifer Ridolfi, Lisa Donovan, Megan Hampton and Stephanie Thomson.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri
 

Norman Calvin Keeney
Norman Calvin Keeney of Cuba, Missouri was born October 5, 1931 at St. Louis, Missouri to Calvin and Maude (nee Bryant) Keeney and passed away Friday, July 20, 2012 at his home at the age of 80 years.
Norman was united in marriage to Anna Terranova on June 16, 1950 at Pocahontas, Arkansas and to this union one son was born.
Norman proudly served in the United States Army from 13 October 1952 till 13 October 1954.
He retired from White Rodgers Electric Company, which is currently Emerson Electric Company in St. Louis, Missouri after 40 plus years of dedicated service.
After retiring they moved to Cuba where Norman enjoyed fishing, hunting and just being in the country. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and being with his grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin and Maude Keeney; son, Scott Keeney; one brother-in-law, Vincent Wiseman and other relatives and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years Anna Keeney of the home; daughter-in-law, Christine Keeney of St. Louis, Missouri; grandson, Clayton Keeney and friend Melissa Beck of St. Louis, Missouri; one brother, Jim and wife Pat Keeney of Sullivan, Missouri; sister-in-law, Frances Wiseman of Florissant, Missouri; one brother-in-law, Joseph and wife Shirley Terranova of Florissant, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Monday, July 23, 2012 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Mizell Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was at noon on Monday, July 23, 2012 at the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba with Msgr. Vince Bommarito officiating. Special music will be “Ava Maria,” “Be Not Afraid” and “On Eagles Wings.”
Interment and prayers followed at the Holy Cross Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri with full military honors.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
 

Vera Aline Poole Kehr
Vera Aline Poole Kehr was born on December 18, 1920, in Kirkwood, Missouri, and passed away August 29, 2011 at the age of 90 years.
Vera graduated from Kirkwood High School and Miss Hickey’s Business School. She married Archie and helped him in his newspaper delivery business in St. Louis County. They moved to rural Steelville in the early 1970’s where Vera was able to enjoy her hobbies of fishing, gardening, and quilting. She was an avid bowler and was active in the Women’s Bowling League. In her later years, she created many beautiful quilts for her children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie; parents, William and Sarah Poole and sisters, Willette Scudder and June Lewis.
She is survived by her children, Tim and wife Lorraine Kehr of Redbud, Missouri, Terry and wife Mary Kehr of New Melle, Missouri, Tessa and husband Loyal Kaeding of Steelville, Missouri, and Ted Kehr of St. Louis, Missouri; grandchildren, Amanda Daub and husband Terry of New Melle, Missouri, Terry Kehr, Jr. of Troy, Missouri, Keri Kaeding and husband Steve Danzer of Crittenden, KY and Seth Kaeding of Chicago, Illinois; great grandchildren, Taylor, Hayden, Kelsey and Gus Daub, and Reese, Cole and Graeme Danzer; other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held at Britton-Bennett Funeral Home on Thursday, September 1, 2011 from 5-8 p.m.
A private graveside service will be held at the Earney Cemetery on Friday, September 2, 2011. Music will be provided by the family.
Casket bearers will be Loyal Kaeding, John Sherrill, Greg Landwehr, Roy Kaeding, Don Langley, Seth Kaeding, Terry Kehr, Jr., Terry Daub and Steve Danzer.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.

Geraldine “Jerry” Kelley
Geraldine “Jerry” Kelley of Cuba, Missouri was born to John and Cora (Roderick) Stewart on September 22, 1926 in Springfield, Missouri and passed away Friday, October 19, 2012 at Cuba Manor at the age of 86 years.
Jerry retired after 30 plus years of dedicated service from the Handicapped Organization in Wellston, Missouri as a Key Punch Secretary. She was a member of the Solid Rock Christian Church in St. James, Missouri. She enjoyed church, playing bingo, card and board games, quilting, sewing, reading and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Cora Stewart; husband, Walter Kelley; one son, Ronnie Kelley; three sisters, Jewell Spray, Edna Akers and Marie Walsworth; one brother, Bert Stewart and one great grandchild.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda and husband Don Trolinger of Cuba, Missouri; son, Michael Kelley of Little Rock, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Leesa, Joshua, Shawn, Cailene and Michelle; seven great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; staff and residents of Cuba Manor; other relatives and friends.
As per Jerry’s request there will be no visitation.
Graveside services were held on Monday, October 22, 2012 3 p.m. at Reed Cemetery in Halfway, Missouri with Pastor Jim Sutherlin, officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

Earlene Kenney
Earlene Kenney of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of St. James, Missouri was born June 13, 1926 in High Gate, Missouri to John and Laura (Bunton) Miller and passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Missouri at the age of 86 years.
Earlene was united in marriage to Everett Kenney. They made their home in Cincinnati for the last 28 years.
Although Earlene still made Cincinnati her home, she was spent a great deal of time in St. James with her sister and her extended family. She enjoyed her church and the church family. Her greatest joy in life was helping those in need. She was such a people person and was always on hand to volunteer in any situation, and most importantly had a smile on her face while she was doing it.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Laura Miller; and husband Everett on July 23, 2007.
She is survived by her sister, Mildred Crider of St. James, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2013 at the James & Gahr Mortuary.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 12, 2013 in the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary with Reverend Jerry Baumann officiating.
Interment was in the Grove Dale Cemetery in Maries County.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary, St. James, Missouri.
 

Jordan Blain Kent
Jordan Blain Kent of Imperial, Missouri formerly of Cuba, Missouri, was born December 10, 1987 at St. Louis, Missouri to Robert “Rob” Kent II and Rhonda (nee Lawson) Kent and passed away Friday, November 11, 2011 at Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 23 years.
Jordan had been working in construction for the past few years, but he was always working to make another dollar. He would do any odd job that someone needed done. Jordan was always working on his car stereo system, trying to make it the best. He kept care of the family cemetery, and was compassionate about helping others any way that he could and always said “Good Bye I Love You” before he would leave or hang up the phone. He had a great love for kids and family and if you needed him all you had to do was call and he was there. He enjoyed computers, video games, music and living life.
He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Thomas J. Kent; step grandfather, Bob Pohl; great grandparents, Lulleen and Howard Berry, Marvin and Emma Lawson and William and Ellen Graham; other relatives and friends.
He is survived by his mother, Rhonda Kent of Branson, Missouri; father, Rob and wife Jeannine Kent of Imperial, Missouri; one brother, Bradley Alan and wife Nicole Kent of Branson, Missouri; step brother, Brian Swasey; step sister, Natalie Swasey, both of Imperial, Missouri; one nephew, Kaleb Kent of Branson, Missouri; grandparents, Bob and Nancy Kent of St. James, Missouri and Kenneth and Nova Lawson of Cuba, Missouri; great grandmother, Norma Jean Pohl of St. James, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Tuesday, November 15, 2011 from 5-8 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Steven Wick officiating.
Family and friends served as pallbearers.
Private interment and prayers followed in St. James, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

Anita L. (Hayse) Kick
Anita L. (nee Hayse) Kick of Springfield, Missouri, was born on June 10, 1935 in Cuba, Missouri to Merideth and Dollie Mae (nee Bandy) Hayse and passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at the age of 75 years.
She married Phillip D. Kick on January 15, 1955 in Donaphin, Missouri and to this union four children were born.
She worked for many years at Borge-Warner Corporation. She enjoyed her family, church, and bowling. Anita loved to watch and support sports, especially her Springfield Lady Bears and Cardinals.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Merideth and Dollie Hayse; her husband, Phillip and two sisters, Shirley Gatlin and Juanita Hayse.
She is survived by four children, Mark Kick and wife Joy of Gerald, Missouri, Greg Kick and friend Cindy of Pacific, Missouri, Kathryn Hellmann and husband Jerry of Pacific, Missouri and Matt Kick and friend Lorre of Robertsville, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Justin, Steven, Phillip, Melanie, Marah, John and Dalton, four great grandchildren; two sisters, Dolores Cook of Springfield, Missouri, and Janet Ruprecht and husband Gary of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 in the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Nolan Carrier officiating.
Burial followed in the Oddfellows Cemetery, Sullivan, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Bertha Ellen Kiddy
Bertha Ellen Kiddy of Sullivan, Missouri, was born on January 1, 1928 at French Creek, Missouri and passed away, Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the age of 85 years.
She owned and operated several restaurants throughout the years and also worked at the Sweetheart Candy Company. She was best known however, as an accomplished seamstress. She loved animals and serving others. Bertha was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the V.F.W. of Sullivan, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth W. Belfield; and three sisters, Dorothy Winick, Dollie Douglass and Lena Lamkey.
She is survived by two sons, Charles Belfield of Sullivan, Missouri and Michael Belfield of Licking, Missouri; one daughter, Janet Sauchegraw of Leasburg, Missouri; one brother, Melvin Lamkey of the state of Oregon; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Graveside funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 15, 2013 in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Potosi, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.
 

Eugene (Gene) Albert Kimker
Eugene Albert Kimker (Gene) was born to Albert and Amanda (nee Meyer) Kimker on August 17, 1938, in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away Wednesday evening, September 14, 2011, at the age of 73 years.
In 1955, he became a baptized member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Gene Graduated from St. Clair High School in 1956.
On November 15, 1958, Gene was married to Elizabeth Harrison in Sullivan, Missouri.
In 1965, Gene graduated from the 40th class of the Gilead Bible School in Brooklyn, New York. Thereafter, he and Beth, served as missionaries in Taiwan for three and a half years.
In 1969, they returned to the United States. They made their home in the Meramec River Valley near Campbell Bridge in Bourbon, Missouri.
Gene enjoyed helping out his neighbors at every opportunity. He served for many years as an Elder in the Sullivan Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He was recognized in 2004 with an Outstanding Citizen award for rendering medical aid to a person in need.
Gene enjoyed being outdoors, anything involving his tractor, riding his 4 wheeler, cutting firewood, collecting tools and stashing away anything he “may need later”. He was especially fond of spending time with his children and grandchildren, walking the Hirzy farm and gardening with Aunt Fern and her dog Lucky.
After Beth’s passing, in 2001, he married Delores Bell on May 3, 2009. They enjoyed many things in common, such as yard work, shopping, travel and looking after others in the community.
He is survived by his wife, Delores of Bourbon, Missouri; sons, Stephen and wife Eraka of Bourbon, Missouri and Kevin and wife Angie of Manchester, Missouri; daughter, Jeanette Rabjohns and husband Simon of Bourbon, Missouri; step sons, Cliff Bell and wife Christine of Imperial, Missouri, Jeff Bell of St. Louis, Missouri and Jason Bell and wife Melissa of St. Clair, Missouri; step daughter, Amanda Mantle and husband Jared of Bourbon, Missouri; grandchildren, Emali, Zachary, Sophia and Devin; step grandchildren, Jake, Samantha, Rowen, Zoey and Skyler; two “adopted” grandchildren, Arec Tucker and Kelly Langston; brothers and sisters, Alvin and wife Gladys of Sullivan, Missouri, Robert and wife Sherry of St. Clair, Missouri, Karen Griemel of Bourbon, Missouri, Sharon Roberts and husband Dan of Rogers, Arkansas, Laverne Pierce and husband Bob of St. Clair, Missouri and June Heimbough of Union, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 4 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Sullivan, Missouri.
A private internment will be held at the family’s farm in Bourbon.
Arrangements under the direction of Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
 

Agnes Mae King
Agnes Mae King of Bourbon, Missouri was born in Bixby, Missouri to Gus and Margaret Brooks Richards and passed away Thursday, January 31, 2013 at home at the age of 87 years.
Agnes was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Agnes first married Clifford Nokes this marriage ended in divorce she then married James Cordell Byrd Sr. on June 7, 1947 in Sullivan he preceded her in death on January 8, 1966.
On November 18, 1967 she married Melbourne King he preceded her on November 12, 2010.
Agnes was devoted to her children and was active in their school life serving on the PTA and volunteering in their classroom activities. She also served as a Den Mother and an assistant Scout Master for her sons Boy Scout Troops.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gus and Margaret Richards; her husbands, Clifford Noakes, James Cordell Byrd and Melbourne King; four brothers, Ruben, John, Bill and Bud Richards and four sisters, Rosalie Paul, Deema Harms, Bonnie Westmoreland and Gusta Adams
She is survived by three sons, James Byrd and wife Judy of Meeker, Colorado, Brent Byrd and wife Janice of Bourbon, Missouri and Barrie Byrd and wife Tammy of Leasburg, Missouri; two daughters, Ellen Haxton and husband John of Farmington, New Mexico and Elaine Byrd of Bourbon, Missouri; a sister, Hazel Teeter of Sullivan, Missouri; 18 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Monday, February 4, 2013 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
A memorial service was conducted at the funeral home with BJC Hospice Chaplin Kristie Lenzen officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.
 

Bernice Mae King
Bernice Mae King of Glencoe, Minnesota was born December 29, 1927 at Bowen, Kentucky to Shelby and Liza (nee Howell) Townsend and passed away Saturday, November 5, 2011 at Glencoe, Minnesota at the age of 83 years.
Bernice was united in marriage to Orville Timothy King on September 30, 1944 at Walton, Indiana and to this union five children were born.
Bernice spent her life taking care of her family and serving the Lord. She attended the Word of Life Church in Hutchinson, Minnesota for the last nine years. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, going fishing with her husband and was famous for her homemade Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. Spending time with family and spoiling all of them was what Bernice truly enjoyed most in life.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Shelby and Liza Townsend; husband, Orville King; one son, Tim King; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; five brothers; other relatives and friends.
She is survived by her children, Connie and husband Larry Maguire of Glencoe, Minnesota, Calvin and wife Ann King of Topeka, Kansas, Larry and wife Wanda King of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, Linda and husband Mark Hatlestad of Des Moines, Iowa; 10 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; one brother, Bob and wife Billie Townsend of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Corina and husband Bill Gundrum of Logansport, Indiana and Loretta and husband Ray Marra of Indianapolis, Indiana; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Tuesday, November 8, 2011 from 4-8 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba with Pastor Don Skaggs officiating. Special music was “In the Garden,” “I Can Only Imagine” and “Supper Time.”
Pallbearers were Larry Maguire, Steve Joles, Calvin Hatlestad, Larry King Jr., Jack Mullins and Joe Tiggs.
Interment and prayers followed at the Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

John Adam King
John Adam King of St. James, Missouri was born on December 6, 1961 in Rolla, Missouri to Wilbur Dean and Mary (Mihlfeld) King and passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013 at his home in St. James, Missouri at the age of 51 years, 6 months and 20 days.
John worked for the family business the King Modernization for several years. He also was a carpenter and did home repair. John loved anything outdoors. He loved fishing, hunting, gardening. He was a talented person and spent many hours drawing. He enjoyed photography and had taken many pictures. John was an outgoing person and was well known in his neighborhood. John was a member of the First Baptist Church.
John was first united in marriage to Priscilla Doyle and to this union Christina was born. John then married Cathy Meese and to this union Adam was born.
He was preceded in death by his father, Wilbur Dean King; wife, Cathy (Meese) King and one brother-in-law, Bob Cummins.
He is survived by his mother, Mary (Mihlfeld) King of St. James, Missouri; one son, John Adam King Jr. of St. James, Missouri; one daughter, Christina Harding and husband Larry of Cuba, Missouri; one special granddaughter, Kyra; one brother, Roy King and wife Sherrie of St. James, Missouri; two sisters, Geneva Cummins of Nevada, Missouri and Angela Eshenroder and husband Jim of Camdenton, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 1, 2013 at the Jones Funeral Home in St, James, Missouri.
Memorial services were conducted on Monday, July 1, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri with Jerry Baumann officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
 

Erna Delores Kinkead
Erna Delores (Cornick) Kinkead, was born at home just outside St. James,
Missouri on April 23, 1925, to Walter H. and Leonora (Feldmann) Cornick and
passed away Friday September 30, 2011 at the Golden Living Center of St. James
at the age of 86 years, 5 months and 7 days.
She was baptized at the Morrison Camp south of St. James when she was about 13
years of old. She attended First Church of God in St. James for many years, and
most recently at First Church of God in Salem where her son John is the pastor.
Delores graduated from John F. Hodge High, St. James in 1943. She had been a
basketball cheerleader and good student. She was the only member of her family
that finished high school and graduated with a diploma. She attended college
briefly in Springfield, Missouri after graduation, then taught school for two
years before her marriage. She was a Grape and Fall Festival attendant in 1946
just weeks before her marriage.
She was united in marriage to James Alfred Kinkead on November 17, 1946. They
enjoyed 41 happy years together before his death in 1987. To this union was born
two sons.
Delores was very active in the community, working with the Friendship Club to
make quilts, provide meals at auctions, and reach out to neighbors with cards,
cookies, and especially her pies. These pies were her claim to fame, and she had
a box of blue ribbons to prove it. She continued to work in the community doing respite work until age 80.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Leonora; her husband,
James; two sisters, Dorothy Trettenero and Genovieve Krueger; six brothers,
Walter Cornick, George Cornick, Alford Cornick and his still born twin, Marvin Cornick and Don Cornick.
She is survived by her brother, Leonard Cornick of St James, Missouri; sons,
John Kinkead and wife Pat of Rolla, Missouri and Steve Kinkead and wife Teri of
Omaha, Nebraska; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Funeral service was conducted 2 a.m. at Monday October 3, 2011 at the Jones
Funeral Home in St. James. Visitation will be 1 p.m. on Monday.
Burial was at the St. James Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Roy Lee King
Roy Lee King of Cuba, Missouri was born to Champ L. and Anne M. (Myers) King on September 30, 1945 in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away Sunday, December 26, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 65 years.
Roy was united in marriage to Kay Murrell on November 20, 1968 in Steelville, Missouri and to this union two children were born.
Roy retired in 2008 from St. James Trucking after many years of dedicated service. He honorably and faithfully served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed fishing on the river and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Champ and Anne King and one sister, Laura Hanley.
He is survived by his wife, Kay King of Cuba, Missouri; two children, Marsha and husband Rodney Martin of Cherryville, Missouri and Timothy and wife Rosa King of Summerville, South Carolina; six grandchildren, Sarah, Amy, Stephen, Jonathon, Kaleb and Jay; one sister, Mary Ann Pyle of Crystal Beach, Texas; other relatives and friends.
Memorial visitation was held on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. at Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
Memorial service was held on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Stella Ann King
Stella Ann King of Potosi, Missouri was born on July 8, 1944 at Cuba, Missouri a daughter to Charles Marcee and Tillie (Hopple) Marcee and passed away March 12, 2010 at the Washington County Memorial Hospital having reached the age of 64 years, 8 months and 4 days.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Tillie Marcee; a son, Thomas King and a sister, Katherine Chandler.
She is survived by a daughter, Tonia Short and husband Eugene of Mineral Point, Missouri; three sons, Leonard King of Bonne Terre, Missouri, Larry King of Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri and Gary King of Kansas City, Missouri; two brothers, William Marcee of Hillsboro, Missouri and Robert Marcee of Potosi, Missouri; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
A private service was held at the gravesite in the Steelville City Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri.
Arrangements were under the direction of the DeClue Family Funeral Home, Potosi, Missouri.

Celestine Mary Kinsey
Celestine Mary (Dahl) Kinsey was born on February 18, 1918 in High Gate, Missouri to William Henry and Nellie (Spurgeon) Dahl and passed away on July 24, 2010, at the age of 92 years, 5 months and 6 days.
Celestine Dahl was united in marriage to Lewis Bowles Kinsey on May 28, 1943 and to this union one daughter was born.
Early in life Celestine gave her heart and life to Jesus Christ, and was baptized in the High Gate Baptist Church. She later joined the First Baptist Church of St. Ann (Mary Ann Baptist Church) in St. Louis, Missouri where she faithfully attended until her health failed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Nellie Dahl; her husband of 35 years, Bowles; brother, Lawrence Dahl; sister, Gladys (Dahl) Skouby and brothers-in-law, Alton Skouby and Eugene Kinsey.
She is survived by one daughter, LaFaye (Kinsey) Young and husband Troy, Missouri; one granddaughter, Crystal Charmain Gwaltney and husband Daniel; one grandson, Anthony Bryan Young and wife Keri; nine great grandchildren, all of St. Louis, Missouri; one brother-in-law, Wilton “Tony” Kinsey and wife Shirley of St. James, Missouri; three sisters-in-law, Kathleen (Skouby) Dahl of High Gate, Missouri, Helen (Kinsey) Rivers and husband Bob of St. James, Missouri, and Shirley Kinsey of St. Louis, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Sunday, July 25, 2010 from 6-8 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 26, 2010 at the High Gate Baptist Church in rural St. James, Missouri with Matt Boyd officiating.
Family and friends were pallbearers.
Burial was in the family plot in the High Gate Baptist Church Cemetery in rural St. James, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Guy Ellsworth (Jack) Kinsey
Guy Ellsworth (Jack) Kinsey was born at High Gate, Missouri on May 9, 1918 to Wilton Kinsey and Nellie (Love) Kinsey and passed away on Friday, October 9, 2009, at the Missouri Veterans Home in St. James, Missouri, at the age of 91 years.
Guy was united in marriage to Ida Mae (Bullock) Kinsey of St. James, Missouri on September 26, 1966, in Potosi, Missouri.
He graduated from the University of Missouri, Rolla, with a business administration degree. He served his country proudly during World War II as a Corporal in the United States Army/Air Force. He received a Good Conduct Medal during his military service. Guy worked for the Ford Motor Company and later went to work for the Keystone Seed Company in St. Louis, Missouri and then transferred to Keystone Seed Company in Hollister, California. He and his wife Ida Mae lived in Gilroy, California until his retirement. Guy loved wood carving, reading westerns, keeping in touch with friends, going to church, and serving God. He served as head usher at the First Baptist Church in St. James, Missouri for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilton and Nellie Kinsey; brother, Max Kinsey; and his first wife, Helen (Devault) Kinsey, who died in childbirth.
He is survived by his wife, Ida Mae (Bullock) Kinsey of St. James, Missouri; sons, Gary Lee and wife Joann Kinsey, Galena, Missouri and Lee Odell and wife Darlene Frey, St. James, Missouri; daughter, Barbara and husband Kenneth Keeney of St. James, Missouri; grandchildren, Matt Kinsey and wife Cammie of Ft. Worth, Texas, Helen Fields and husband Mike of Wentzville, Missouri, Matt and Freddie Keeney and Donald Keeney and wife Melissa, all of St. James, Missouri; nine great grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Visitation was held Sunday, October 11, 2009 from 5-8 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral services were held on Monday, October 12, 2009 at 10 a.m. at the Jones Funeral Chapel in St. James, Missouri with Rev. Michael Ryan officiating.
Burial was held at High Gate Cemetery, High Gate, Missouri with full military honors.
All arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
 

Ida Irene Kirkpatrick
Ida Irene Kirkpatrick (nee Underwood) of St. James, Missouri was born July 1, 1922 at Safe, Missouri to Samuel Edward and Thelma Inez (Wools) Underwood and passed away at the Golden Age Center in St. James on August 31, 2011 at the age of 89 years.
On September 25, 1942 Ida was united in marriage to Elmer Leonard Kirkpatrick.
Ida was baptized at an early age and was a member of the St. James Christian Church where she worked with the youth of many years.
Ida loved her family very much and was always elated when they could get together to visit. She enjoyed visits from her friend old and new in person or by phone.
She is survived by three children, Elmer Wayne Kirkpatrick and wife Dorcas of New Paris, Ohio, Helen Loretta Kirkpatrick of St. James, Missouri and Martha Irene Hodge and husband Danny of St. James, Missouri; three grandchildren, Rhonda Pickett and husband Duane and Darin Kirkpatrick, all of New Paris, Ohio and Justin Hodge and wife Brianne of St. James, Missouri; three great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; brothers, Samuel Monroe Underwood of Oak Grove, Missouri and Leland Joseph Underwood and wife Barbara of St. James, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Julie Hicks of Shreaveport, Louisiana, Freda McMurry of St. James, Missouri, Dorothy Carrow of Piedmont, Missouri, Edna Dardin of Lampe, Missouri and Caroline Young of Omaha, Nebraska; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday September 3, 2011 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday September 4, 2011 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James with Aaron Jeffers officiating.
Pallbearers were Kevin Ross, Gary Underwood, Justin Hodge, Darin Kirkpatrick, Duane Pickett and Calvin Bond.
Burial was in the St. James Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Lawrence Thomas Kline
Lawrence Thomas Kline of Sullivan, Missouri was born at Sullivan on November 19, 1918 to Jacob and Susan (Hopkins) Kline and passed away on Friday, December 24, 2010 at the age of 92 years.
In 1942, he was united in marriage to Jean Banks who preceded him in death in April of 1970. On September 20, 1976 Lawrence was married to Elizabeth Stabener. She too, preceded him in death in September of 2009.
Lawrence lived for a time in Illinois where he was employed as a pipefitter out of Wood River Plumbers and Pipefitters Local #553 until his retirement. He honorably served his country during WWII with the U.S. Navy as a welder in the shipyards at New Orleans. Lawrence enjoyed hunting and fishing and small farming. His greatest enjoyment, however, came from his many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a member and Past Noble Grand of the Oddfellows Lodge #156 of Sullivan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Susan Kline; first and second wives; seven sisters, Madeline Asplin, Vivian Floros, Ruby Hoffman, Lillie Robertson, Florence Bouse, Helen Scott and Hattie Kline who died in infancy and three brothers, Raymond, Paul and John Kline.
He is survived by three sons; Larry G. Kline and wife Sue of Bourbon, Missouri, Jerry Kline and wife Janet of Sullivan, Missouri and Wayne Stabener of Alton, Illinois; two daughters, Kim Enloe and husband Patrick of Sullivan, Missouri and Carrie Lenear of Sullivan, Missouri; 13 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 30, 2010 from the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan with Larry Gordon Kline officiating.
Interment was in the Oddfellows Memorial Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.

Verna E. Klocke
Verna E. Klocke of Bourbon, Missouri, was born August 10, 1923 at Leslie, Missouri to Harry and Hulda (Schmidt) Westerman and passed away Saturday, November 21, 2009 at the age of 86 years.
She was raised in the Leslie area and on November 1, 1941 was united in marriage to Charles Klocke at Saint John’s Lutheran Church in Beaufort, Missouri.
She could be found sitting at her large picture window in her home and waving at all of the people who passed by.
She did her own canning from her garden and was a baker of many homemade pies and cakes for her family. She was a member of the Saint John’s Lutheran Church of Beaufort and a guest member at Concordia Lutheran Church in Bourbon, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles and two sisters, Evelyn Nevills and Minola Tuschhoff.
She is survived by a son, Jim Klocke and wife Julie of Bourbon, Missouri; one daughter, Lois Hollingshead and husband Jerry of Bourbon, Missouri; a special nephew, Gary Tuschhoff of Leslie, Missouri; two sisters, Wilma Helling of Beaufort, Missouri and Betty Dimmett of Union, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Shawna Terry and husband Matt, John and Justin Klocke, Laura Missey and husband Michael, Anthony Matchell and fiancée Alisha, Jerod and Evan Hollingshead; seven great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 from Saint John’s Lutheran Church in Beaufort, Missouri with Pastor Patrick Runk officiating.
Interment was in the church cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Robert Michael Kohring
Robert Michael Kohring was born January 3, 1985 in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away July 14, 2010 in Rolla, Missouri at the age of 25 years.
Robert married Kathi (Hayes) Kohring on January 29, 2009.
He attended school in St. Louis, Missouri and loved to play basketball, baseball and video games.
He is survived by his wife, Kathi of Mills, Wyoming; daughter, Katlyn Hayes of Mills, Wyoming; mother, Retha Thiedke of Rolla, Missouri; father, Robert Kohring of Illinois; brothers, Brian Wintjen of Farmington, Missouri and Thomas Thiedke of Boone Terre, Missouri; sister, Cheryl Hooper and husband Michael of St. James, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, July 18, 2010 at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 19, 2010 at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri with Pastor Gary Teague officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of James & Gahr Mortuary of Rolla, Missouri.

 

Wanda Lee Kolb
Wanda Lee Kolb of Cuba, Missouri was born November 3, 1934 to Walter Emil and Vadna Alice Schatz in Cuba, Missouri and passed away June 4, 2013 at the Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 78 years.
Wanda served in places where she could have impact. She served as a member of the Board of Directors for both the Recklein Memorial Library and the Crawford County Historical Society. She was actively involved in the church and served on the Pastor-Parish Committee of the Cuba United Methodist Church. She was an entrepreneur who, along with Betty DeLeo, operated an antique store in Cuba for several years. She also served as office manager for her husband’s CPA firm for over 20 years.
Wanda was an angel on this earth as she will be in heaven; we are all better people to have known and been touched by her.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Charles A. Kolb; son, Charles “Michael” Kolb and wife Chamaine; three grandchildren, Courtney Kolb Loper, Caitlin Kolb and Andrew Kolb; sister-in-law, Lona Schatz; nieces, Karen Donovan and her son Christopher and Brenda Bilyeu and her sons, Tyler and Nicholaus.
Memorial services were held at the Cuba Methodist Church on June 9, 2013.

Melba Eileen Kolumba
Melba Eileen Kolumba of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina formerly of St. James, Missouri, was born in Safe, Missouri on July 6, 1922 to Fred and Laura Picker and passed away Monday, March 28, 2011 in Conway, South Carolina at the age of 88 years.
Melba attended the Myrtle Beach Church of Christ when her health permitted and had worshiped with the St. James Church of Christ before moving to South Caroline to be near her son.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry H. Kolumba on June 24, 2005, and a sister, Eva Markel.
She is survived by her son, John Kolumba and his wife Sharon of Myrtle Beach; brother, Fred Picker of Arkansas; two sisters, Freida Potter of New Hampshire and Edra Byrd of California; three grandchildren, Adam, Tyler and Grant; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Saturday April 2, 2011, from 6-8 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in St. James, Missouri with burial in the family plot in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
 

Hunny Doris Korte
Hunny Doris Korte of Cuba, Missouri was born to Charles M. and Augusta J. (Schad) Court on Tuesday, September 3, 1918 at St. Louis, Missouri and passed away Thursday, December 31, 2009 at Cuba, Missouri at the age of 91 years 3 months and 28 days.
Hunny retired after working as a Hostess for Hardees and Burger King.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles M. Court and Augusta J. (Schad) Nevis; former husband, Joseph G. Korte; son, Paul C. James; grandson, Paul C. James; daughter-in-law, Nancy “Bunny” Schejbal; three brothers, Robert, Charles and August Court; one sister, Ruth Jamar; other relatives and friends.
She is survived by her son, Joseph E. Court of Cuba, Missouri; one sister, Dorothy Shadley of New York, New York; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Private services were held.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
 

Ralph Richard Korte
Ralph Richard Korte of Cuba, Missouri was born on September 11, 1956 in St. Louis, Missouri to Richard C. and Marilyn Moser Korte and passed away on Monday, August 6, 2012 at the age of 55 years, 10 months and 26 days.
Ralph served his country honorably in the United States Navy for 13 years then worked for the Civil Service as a dental technician. He was a member of the Cuba VFW Post #7147. He enjoyed watching football, baseball and NASCAR and also listening to Elvis Presley’s songs.
He is survived by his parents, Richard and Marilyn Korte of Steelville, Missouri; brothers and sisters, Stephen Korte of Chandler, Arizona, Michael (Rose) Korte of St. Joseph, Missouri, Father William L. Korte of Salisbury, Missouri, Virginia (John) Watson of Cuba, Missouri, Catherine (Mark) Buncher of Lexington, Kentucky, Walter (Stacie) Korte of Steelville, Missouri and Casilda (Joe) Kekeisen of Sullivan, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Thursday, August 9, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. with Rosary Service at 7:30 p.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral Mass was on Friday, August 10, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Steelville, Missouri with Father William L. Korte officiating.
Burial was at the St. Michael’s Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri with full military honors.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Charles L. Kossuth
Charles L. Kossuth of Rolla, Missouri was born near Veto, Missouri on September 3, 1928 to Louis and Helen (Brown) Kossuth and passed away on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at the Rolla Manor Care Center at the age of 81 years.
In September of 1990 he married Elva Lay Appleby. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elva; father, Louis Kossuth; mother, Helen Kossuth Southard; one brother, Carl E. Kossuth and stepfather, Clarence L. Southard.
He is survived by his son, Bob Appleby and wife Angie of Webby City, Missouri; two grandchildren, Matt Appleby of St. Louis, Missouri and Katy Jones of Webb City, Missouri; one great granddaughter, Samantha Jones of Webb City, Missouri; two sisters, Carol McMinn and husband Bob of St. James, Missouri and Connie Dixon of Vichy, Missouri; one brother, Clarence Southard Jr. and wife Dee of St. James, Missouri; sister-in-law, Ruth Kossuth Gilliam of St. James, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 27, 2010 at the Macedonia Cemetery in rural Rolla, Missouri, with Brother Dan Bauder officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.

Florence A. “Flo” Koviak
Florence A. “Flo” Koviak, nee Enstall, was born December 31, 1919 to Albert and Wilhelmina “Minnie” Bales Enstall and passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the Gibbs Care Center in Steelville, Missouri at the age of 93 years, 5 months and 20 days.
Florence married Theodore Joseph Koviak, Sr. on May 8, 1943 in St. Louis, Missouri and to this union two children were born.
Florence and Theodore lived in St. Louis, Missouri most of their lives before moving to Sunrise Beach, Missouri. They were members of the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie, Missouri. Florence worked in retail sales at Famous Barr for many years before retiring at the lake. She was a member and volunteered at the American Legion Zack Wheat Post #624 of Sunrise Beach, Missouri and VFW post #5923 in Laurie, Missouri. She enjoyed sewing, socializing with her friends and loved spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband on October 7, 2012; and a son, Theodore Joseph Koviak, Jr.
She is survived by a daughter, Jill (Randy) Waldman of St. Louis, Missouri; five grandchildren, Dawn (Marty) Green of Steelville, Missouri, Melanie (Michael) Monahan of Tucson, Arizona, Bob (Chelle) Bransietter, Chris Koviak and Clay (Kay) Koviak, all of St. Louis, Missouri; four great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Charles (Pam) Koviak of Lake St. Louis, Missouri and Virginia “Ginny” Glenn of North Little Rock, Arkansas; other relatives and friends.
Memorial service will be Friday, June 28, 2013 at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
 

Anna Ruth Koyn
Anna Ruth Koyn of Cuba, Missouri was born February 1, 1923 at St. Louis, Missouri to the union of William J. and Alice E. (nee Hogan) Pils and passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2007 at Rolla, Missouri at the age of 84 years, 10 months and 25 days.
Anna was united in marriage to Emmett “Frank” Koyn on November 20, 1942 at St. Louis, Missouri and to this union one son was born.
She was the owner/operator of a ceramic studio for several years. She not only enjoyed doing ceramics herself, but she also taught others. She was an oil and china painter and would sew clothes for the china dolls she would make.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Billy and Edward Pils; three brothers-in-law, Harold Koyn, Walter Anderson and Charles Manges.
She is survived by her son, Walter and wife Jackie Koyn of Cuba, Missouri; three grandchildren, Tim and wife Debbie Koyn of Cuba, Missouri, Michaele Koyn of Liberty, Missouri and Jennifer Koyn of Liberty, Missouri; five great grandchildren, Zachariah, Elijah and Miranda Koyn of Cuba, Missouri, Caleb and wife April Croquart of St. Louis, Missouri and Jared Croquart of Cuba, Missouri; one sister, Bernice A. and husband Lenny Beck of St. Louis, Missouri; five sisters-in-law, Joan Pils of Boerne, Texas, Dorothy Anderson, Betty Manges, Loretta and husband Ronald Slaughter and Marian and husband Charles Rose; two brothers-in-law, Charles and wife Mary and Donald and wife Rosalin Koyn; nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and friends.
Visitation was held Saturday, December 29, 2007 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2007 with Pastor Steven Wick officiating at Britton Funeral home of Cuba, Missouri.
Pallbearers were Tim Koyn, Zak Koyn, Eli Koyn, Neil Pils, John Pils, Mark Pils and Larry Cate.
Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Ina Elenora Kreamalmeyer
Ina Elenora Kreamalmeyer, nee Halbert of Crestwood, Illinois, was born March 1, 1930 in Cherryville, Missouri to Walter Evans Halbert and Lilly Frances (Martin) Halbert and passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at the Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest, Illinois at the age of 80 years.
She was united in marriage to Clarence F. Kreamalmeyer who preceded her in death on March 17, 1996.
Ina worked for several years as a salesclerk at JC Penney, at the book factory in Steelville and as a stay at home mom raising her son.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Lilly Halbert; her husband, Clarence; brothers, Carman Halbert and wife Mary Lee, Estell Halbert, Horace Halbert, Everett Halbert; sisters, Hallie Martin and husband Monroe, Belle Ives and husband Edward, Leora Halbert and Nell Hotchkiss and husband Walter; brothers-in-law, Edgar Kremalmeyer, Claude Kremalmeyer and Harry Martin.
She is survived by her son, Ted Kreamalmeyer and wife Merry of Crestwood, Illinois; two brothers, Dan Halbert and wife Ruth Ann of Cherryville, Missouri and Homer Halbert and wife Ethel of Rolla, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Wilma Martin of Steelville, Missouri, Alta Osherow of San Antonio, Texas, Mary Lee Kreamalmeyer of Edwardsville, Illinois and Martha Kreamalmeyer of Salt Lake City, Utah; brothers-in-law, Dan Kreamalmeyer and wife Connie of Arizona, Bob Kreamalmeyer and wife Shirley, Jack Kreamalmeyer and wife Jeanne and Ben Kreamalmeyer and wife Georgia Beth, all of St. Louis, Missouri; three grandchildren, Sarah, Ryan and Alex Kreamalmeyer; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from noon until time of service on Thursday, July 22, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 22, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Delmar Hutson officiating. A poem was shared by daughter-in-law, Merry Kreamalmeyer. Special music of “Rank Stranger” was sung by Bill Freeman and Finis Barr, accompanied by Roger Halbert on guitar. Other music of “Wildwood Flower” was played by Roger Halbert and Jackson Case.
Committal prayer and burial were in the Schwieder Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Joe Martin, Dale Ives, Rodney Halbert, John Summers, Dick Hotchkiss and Myron Halbert.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

Paul Edward Kuhn Jr.
Paul Edward Kuhn Jr. of Bourbon, Missouri was born on February 1, 1936 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Paul and Elizabeth Dixon Kuhn Sr. and passed away Friday, March 15, 2013 at the age of 77 years.
He and Betzy Schul were married January 24, 1959 in Hamilton, Ohio.
He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Sullivan, Missouri.
Paul grew up in Greenhills, Ohio. He served in the United States Army and worked for a time for GE but the farm and associated businesses were his life’s work. After marrying Betzy, Paul became the manager of the Trail-Otel Senior Mobile Home Park. In addition to the mobile home park he also owned and managed Iron Horse Stables on the family farm.
Upon retiring in 2004, he and wife Betzy moved to Missouri to be with their daughter Krista settling in the Bourbon, Missouri area. During retirement, he and Betzy traveled extensively hitting the Disney Parks and spending time in both Alaska and Hawaii. Paul never met a stranger. Thus he loved meeting new people, talking and learning about them. The Sullivan area was just perfect for him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Elizabeth Kuhn Sr. and a sister, Jeannine Jennings.
He is survived by his wife, Betzy of the home; son, Kirk Kuhn and wife Denise of Springfield, Kentucky; daughter, Krista Kuhn of Bourbon, Missouri; brother, James Kuhn of Fairfield, Ohio; two sisters, Nancy Rakel of Killeen, Texas and Judy Walker of Batavia, Ohio; other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held at Peace Lutheran Church in Sullivan, Missouri on March 30, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Zachary Sturm officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
 

 


 

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