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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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Everett Calvin Lacy
Everett Calvin Lacy of St. James, Missouri, was born August 18, 1971 in Rolla, Missouri to Ernest and Minnie Fanger Lacy and passed away suddenly at his home on May 19, 2012 at the age of 40 years, 9 months and 1 day. He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest Lacy.
He is survived by his mother, Minnie Lacy and friend Ivan Sieber of St. James, Missouri; daughter, Kira Marie Lacy of Salem, Missouri; brothers, Alan Lacy of St James, Missouri and Orville Gibson of St. James, Missouri; sisters, Sandy Gibson of St. James, Missouri and Bonnie Frances of Myrtle, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral Service was at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri with Aaron Jeffers officiating.
Music was provided by vocalist Stephen Brubaker with Connie Rhea at the organ.
Burial was in the St. James Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
 

Mary “Mae” Matildia Lacy
Mary “Mae” Matildia Lacy, nee Goodson, of Steelville, Missouri was born March 24, 1914 in Piedmont, Missouri to Wilford and Etta Fears Goodson and passed away Friday, November 11, 2011 at Phelps County Hospital in Rolla, Missouri at the age of 97 years.
In December of 1929 in Van Buren, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Jessie Lyman Santhuff and to this union seven children were born. She later married Lindell Lacy in 1955.
Mae was a member of the Steelville Assembly of God Church and very involved when her health permitted. She enjoyed sewing, working with her flowers, gardening and was very talented in playing her guitar and writing songs.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilford and Etta Goodson; her husband, Lindell; one son, Bill Santhuff; one daughter, Shirley Faye Monroe and husband Lyman Jr.; five brothers, Sam, Loren, Lloyd, Luther and Julius Goodson; grandson, Kirk Monroe; great grandson, Jacob Turnbough; one daughter-in-law, Lelah Santhuff and son-in-law, Ron Bouse.
She is survived by two sons, Bob Santhuff of Steelville, Missouri and Ronnie Santhuff of Sinton, Texas; three daughters Joyce Bouse of Steelville, Missouri, Delores Goad and husband Don of Cedar Hill, Missouri and Loretta Anderson of Rolla, Missouri; 19 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Pat Santhuff of Piedmont, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri and from 10 a.m. until service time on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at the Steelville First Assembly of God Church in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Jerry Beers officiating and Rick Bouse reading the obituary. Prelude was played by Sharon Hardecke. Special music of “What a Day That Will Be,” “Mansion over the Hilltop” and “Sweet Bye and Bye” was sung by Don Santhuff, John Santhuff, Rick Bouse and Brock Bouse with John on guitar. Other music of “Sinners Saved by Grace” was sung by Rev. Jerry Beers, Don Santhuff, John Santhuff, and Rick Bouse with accompaniment on piano by Sharon Hardecke. The service was concluded by playing the music of “Mama’s Teaching Angels How to Sing.”
Committal prayer and interment were in the Fairview Cemetery at Butts, Missouri.
Casket bearers were Don Santhuff, John Santhuff, Billy Santhuff, Bruce Goad, Eddie Ackerman, Rick Bouse, Brock Bouse and Jeff Johnson. Honorary casket bearers were Frank Counts, Mike Horhong, Steve Weeks, Matt Williams, Don Reynolds and Jacob Field.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

Margaret Lally
Margaret Lally of St. Louis, Missouri passed away Saturday, January 5, 2008 at the age of 90 years. Graveside services at 1 p.m. Monday, January 7, 2008 at the Steelville Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri. Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
 

Janell Lynn Lambert
Janell Lynn Lambert of St. James, Missouri was born on December 10, 1970 in Rolla, Missouri to Jim Green and Donna Shackleford and passed away at her home in St. James, Missouri on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at the age of 40 years, 11 months and 6 days.
Janell attended high school in St. James, Missouri; earned a Bachelor of Science from Missouri S&T, and a Masters in Clinical Social Work from Drury, Springfield, Missouri. She had recently moved back to the area to be near family. Janell had an affinity for the underdog and was a good and loyal friend. Her sons were the light of her life.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jim Green and her paternal grandparents, Floyd and Eunice Brown.
She is survived by two sons, Ryan Lambert and wife Alyssa of Cherry Point, North Carolina and Brandon Lambert of St. James, Missouri; parents, Donna and Rodney Lough of St. James, Missouri; maternal grandmother, Mabel Shackleford of Rolla, Missouri; sisters, Rhonda Green of Rolla, Missouri and Kayleigh Lough of St. James, Missouri; brothers, Andrew Lough and wife Sybill of Rolla, Missouri and Daniel Lough and wife Heather of Kansas City, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was on Friday, November 18, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Graveside services were conducted 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at the St. James Cemetery in St. James, Missouri with Chuck Witmeyer officiating.
Burial was in the St. James Cemetery in St. James, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Leonard Franklin Lambert of Cuba, Missouri was born to the union of Jasper and Bertha Isabelle (Bates) Lambert on March 2, 1920 in Sullivan, Missouri and passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015 at the age of 95 years.
Leonard was united in marriage to Kimiko Iketani on November 19, 1957 in Yokohama, Japan and to this union two children were born.
Leonard served in the U.S. Navy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jasper and Bertha Isabelle Lambert.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Kimiko Lambert of Cuba, Missouri; two children, Kenneth Lambert of Brentwood, Missouri and Patricia Wagner of Clarksburg, Tennessee; three grandchildren, Mat, Hana and Akane; one sister, Nadine O’Dell of Indianapolis, Indiana; special friends, Harumi Wakisaka and husband Tom Krolak of St. James, Missouri; staff of Cuba Manor; other relatives and friends.
 

Randy Warren Lamberth
Randy Warren Lamberth of St. James, Missouri was born on September 5, 1956 in Rolla, Missouri to Ronald Warren and Margaret (Brydon) Lamberth and passed away suddenly on March 13, 2013 at the age of 56 years, 6 months and 8 days.
Randy proudly served his country in the United States Navy as an Aviation Mechanic. Randy was an over the road truck driver and always owned his own truck. He loved his cattle and left this life doing what he loved doing the most, working on his farm.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret (Brydon) Lamberth; one grandson, Owen Lamberth, and grandparents, Floice and Seva Lamberth and Arthur and Lily Brydon.
He is survived by a special friend, Paula Licklider of St. James, Missouri; his father, Ronald Warren Lamberth and friend Janet Snelson of Cook Station, Missouri; two sons, Brandon Lamberth and wife Laura of St. James, Missouri and Braeden Lamberth of St. James, Missouri; two sisters, Linda Hazely of Joplin, Missouri and Cheryl Marie Copling of Cuba, Missouri; one aunt, Loveta Steen and husband Merel of St. James, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral services were on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in St. James, Missouri with Jason Bell officiating.
Randy was buried near his grandson Owen, in the St. James Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Brandon Lamberth, Braeden Lamberth, Shawn Steen, Merel Steen, Dale Garver and Jimmy Ludwig.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
 

Charles Lavern Lancaster of Cuba, Missouri was born May 12, 1941 at Montier, Missouri to Hershel and Wilma (nee Allen) Lancaster and passed away Saturday, August 15, 2015 at the age of 74 years.
Charles was united in marriage to Phyllis Chandler on December 31, 1962 at Overland, Missouri and to this union five children were born.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hershel and Wilma Lancaster; and still born twin brothers, Dorman and Norman Lancaster. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Phyllis Lancaster of the home; five children, Duane Lancaster and Sherry Dean of Bourbon, Missouri, John and wife Cheryl Lancaster of Willard, Missouri, Scheryl Stovall and Robert Barringer of Joplin, Missouri, Charles, Jr. and wife Christy Lancaster of Owensville, Missouri and Leroy and wife Teresa Lancaster of St. Clair, Missouri; 11 grandchildren, Jonathon, Justin, Amber, Brittany, Kelsey (James), Jordan (David), Austin, Taylor, Christopher, Emilie and Sarah; three great grandchildren, Maddalyn, Owen and Grayson; one sister, Frances and husband Duard Brown of Ozark, Missouri; one brother, Leroy Lancaster of Ozark, Missouri; sister-in-law, Joyce Compton of Bridgeton, Missouri; brother-in-law, Ron and wife Fran Chandler of Bridgeton, Missouri; nephew James Lancaster of Ozark, Missouri.
 

John H. Land Jr.
John H. Land Jr. of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, was born Saturday, October 2, 1920 in Pierce City, Missouri to John Land, Sr. and Rachel (Sheets) Land and passed away Friday, August 10, 2012 at the Missouri Veterans Home, St. James, Missouri at the age of 91 years.
On October 21, 1941, he was united in marriage to Harriet Henley in Neosho, Missouri. John and Harriet lived and raised their family in the Pleasant Hill area.
As a member of the “Greatest Generation” John lived his childhood during the Great Depression era, then served in the Army Air Corps overseas during World War II, as a radio operator in several different theaters. After WWII, John was employed for 35 years by the U.S. Postal service, and also worked as a part-time farmer. In his 35 years of service as a rural mail carrier, working six days a week, he never missed a day, due to illness.
After his retirement from the Post Office, John continued farming until he was nearly 86 years old. He was a Life Member and former Commander of the Veteran of Foreign Wars Post #3118, a member of the American Legion Newton Dudley Post #53, and a 50 year member of Jewel Lodge #480 A.F. & A.M. John spent a lifetime working to provide for his family, thinking of them first, and himself second. “Cheerful in all weathers, never shirked a task. Splendid behavior”!
He was preceded in death by his wife, Harriet on January 7, 1996; three brothers, Gerald Land, Sr., Donald Land and James Land; four sisters, Thelma Foote, Mary Burr, Mildred Lightfoot and Ruth Ketchum.
He is survived by three sons, Don Land of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, Gene Land and wife Michelle of Greenwood, Missouri and Chris Land of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; five grandchildren, Ryan Land of Kansas City, Missouri, Sean Land and wife Elena, Preston Land and wife Akeisha, Deanne Land and Jackie Land, all of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 3 p.m. until service time at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Monday, August 20, 2012, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home where the final salute ceremony was provided by members of VFW Post #3118.
Graveside military services and interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Military services were performed by the Pleasant Hill VFW Post #3118 Honor Guard.
Arrangements under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, Missouri.

Margaret Ida Land
Margaret Land of Bourbon, Missouri was born April 26, 1924 in Overland, Missouri to Edward Joseph and Alma Catherine Ludeloff Forhan and passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012 at her home near Bourbon at the age of 88 years.
Margaret and Eulis Land were married June 14, 1945.
Margaret was an avid gardener. She and Eulis started the Organic Garden Club of St. Louis and were long time members of the Garden Club of Leasburg. She was also a member of TOPS and of the American Legion Auxiliary of Post 456.
Another accomplishment that she took great pride in was that she and Eulis developed a Special Needs Schooling program for the Parkway School District, a program that has grown and prospered into a nation wide program helping special need children everywhere.
Margaret was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Bourbon, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Alma Forhan; her husband, Eulis; a son, David Neil Land and two brothers, Norman Forhan and Eugene Forhan.
She is survived by two sons, Ralph Edward Land of Nashville, Tennessee and Harold Eulis Land of Bourbon, Missouri; a daughter, Anna Marie McGowan and husband Jeff of Bourbon, Missouri; five sisters, Drucilla Williams of Maryland Heights, Missouri, Mary Cole, Eileen Gangler and Catherine Peterson all of Ellisville, Missouri and Viola Pierce of Troy, Missouri; two grandchildren, Shaun Conner and Amy Conner; three great grandchildren, Landon, Brendan and Easton Conner.
Visitation was on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with American Legion Auxiliary of Post 456 services.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at the funeral home with the Rev. Anthony Amato officiating.
Burial followed at the St. Paul’s Cemetery in Creve Coeur, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.
 

Mary M. Land
Mary Magglena Land of Salem, Missouri was born February 28, 1925 and passed away October 17, 2009 in Rolla, Missouri at the age 84 years,
She is survived by three children, Austin Land and Debbie Parker of Salem, Missouri, Rodney Land and wife Shelley of Salem, Missouri and Jennifer Frey of Rolla, Missouri; two brothers, Herbert Parker of Licking, Missouri and Arley Parker and wife Diane of St. James, Missouri; two sisters, Blanche Pryor of Salem, Missouri and Lois Stephens of Salem, Missouri; 12 grandchildren; six grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
Visitation was Monday, October 19, 2009 from 6-8 p.m. at the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel.
Funeral service was Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel. Interment in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary.

John Carl Landing
John Carl Landing of Leasburg, Missouri was born in Franklin County, Missouri to John and Sarah (Taylor) Landing on August 28, 1926 and passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at the age of 83 years.
Carl, as he was known by family and friends, honorably served his country with the United States Army from January 5, 1945 to March 6, 1947.
He was united in marriage to Frances Cuneio and one daughter was born to their union.
Carl was employed by the former International Shoe Company, owned a service station and was also employed by Meramec Mining Company, Wright Tree Service, Schatz Underground for many years, and lastly Strauser Drug.
Carl loved to travel especially to Colorado, his favorite place. He always had a travel trailer and spent most weekends at various lakes around Missouri. He taught everyone how to water ski and spent many hours in the hot sun circling his grandchildren, nieces and nephews with the boat. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and was an avid card player, especially Rummy and Rook. He was always competitive and was never known to have lost a game of Badminton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Sarah Landing and one brother, Joseph Landing.
qHe is survived by one daughter, Carla Beckett and husband Richard of Sullivan, Missouri; three grandchildren, Brian Beckett and wife Tricia of Sullivan, Missouri, John Beckett and wife Abbey of Camdenton, Missouri, Brandon Beckett of Sullivan, Missouri; four great grandchildren, Kayla, J.C., Karsen and Kacey Beckett; one sister, Mary Gaskill of Sullivan, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 4:30-8 p.m. on Sunday, May 9, 2010 at the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral Services were conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 10, 2010 at the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Scott Perry officiating.
Burial was at the Cave Spring Cemetery in Sullivan, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

William Joe Landing
William Joe Landing of Cuba, Missouri, was born on April 11, 1944 at Piedmont, Missouri to Nathan and Alma (Meador) Landing and passed away at his home at Meramec Valley Camp Resort on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at the age of 67 years.
At the age of 18 enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Panama with Company D, 3rd Engineering Battalion during the Vietnam War.
After his honorable discharge, William became an over-the-road truck driver and for the majority of his career drove for Complete Transit hauling cars for General Motors. He later retired from there and then worked part time with the Missouri Conservation Department.
On August 17, 1977 he was united in marriage to Kathryn Higgins Schmidt. Together, they enjoyed traveling and spending the winters in Texas. In the spring and summer months, they would come back to Missouri and stay at the Meramec Valley RV Resort near Cuba.
William enjoyed playing the guitar and singing. He was fond of country music and would often organize “jam” sessions at the resort. He was also a member of Sullivan Lodge 69 AF&AM.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul and Ron Landing and a brother in infancy.
He is survived by his wife Kathryn Schmidt Landing of the family home; a daughter, Joy Peltz and husband Brian of Westland, Michigan; a step-daughter, Julie Giuliani and husband Todd of Sullivan, Missouri; three step-sons, Jeffery Todd Schmidt of Potosi, Missouri, Gregory Allen Schmidt of Stanton, Missouri, and Byron Keith Schmidt and wife Tammitha of Leasburg, Missouri; one granddaughter, Amanda Hadley of Westland, Michigan; six step grandchildren; five step great grandchildren; two brothers, Larry Landing of Piedmont, Missouri and David Landing of Cedar Hill, Missouri; six sisters, Catherine Gatewood of Piedmont, Missouri, Marilyn Throwbridge of Annapolis, Missouri, Carolyn Secord of Columbia, Illinois, Vicki Giavondo of Piedmont, Missouri, Linda Wilson of Granite City, Illinois and Mary Montgomery of Piedmont, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
A gathering of family and friends began at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Resort Lodge.
Memorial funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday morning, December 10, 2011 at the Meramec Valley RV Camp Resort Lodge, Highway UU, Cuba, Missouri with full military honors.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Alan L. Lane
Alan L. Lane of Sullivan, Missouri was born at Prineville, Oregon to Randall Lee and Velma Irene (Smith) Lane and passed away at his home on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at the age of 62 years, 2 months and 18 days.
During his elementary school years the family lived in various parts of the country and later settled in the Union, Missouri area around 1960. He served his country during the Vietnam War with the U.S. Army and later retired from service at the rank of SP5.
On August 29, 1980 he was united in marriage to Peggy Ann Carter at Madisonville, Kentucky.
They came to Sullivan and he worked as a Lab Technician at the Sullivan Hospital until 1998 and became employed at Esselte Manufacturing in Union, Missouri. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, participating in turkey shoots and going to the horse racing track.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Velma Lane and a brother, Larry Lane.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy Ann of the family home; one son, Brad Lane and wife Mendy of Bourbon, Missouri; daughter, Becky Elias of Madisonville, Kentucky; brother, Jim Lane of St. Clair, Missouri; one sister, Janice Young of the state of California; six grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2009 from the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Carl Parker officiating.
Interment with full military honors was in the Oddfellows Memorial Cemetery, Sullivan, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.
 

Leslie “Les” Lynn Lane, Esq.
Leslie “Les” Lynn Lane, Esq., of Rolla, Missouri was born on February 18, 1968 in Rolla, Missouri to Leslie Daniel and Lucille Pearl (Grayson) Lane and passed away Sunday, May 26, 2013 at the age of 45 years.
On December 19, 1990, he married Alhesha Rutherford and they were blessed with three children.
Les enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling and sailing.
He was preceded in death by his father, Leslie D. Lane and his sister, Linda Moore.
He is survived by his wife, Alhesha Lane of Rolla, Missouri; mother, Lucille Lane of St. James, Missouri; three children, Emily Grace Huskey and husband Kyle of South Haven, Mississippi, Ethan James Lane and Miranda Corrinne Lane, both of Rolla, Missouri; three sisters, Laverne Kindred and husband Jay of Springfield, Missouri, Lola Cook and husband Ray of Rolla, Missouri and Lisa Davis and husband Gary of LaGrange, Kentucky; brother-in-law, Bob Moore of Rolla, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the Null and Son Funeral Home, Rolla, Missouri.
Funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at the First Assembly of God in Rolla, Missouri with pastor Chuck Whitmire officiating.
Interment followed in the Hudgens Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Null and Son Funeral Home, Rolla, Missouri.

Lucille Katherine Laney
Lucille Katherine Laney, 84, of Cook Station, Missouri, was born July 10, 1923 in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Frank and Lillian (Ralston) Menke. She passed away Monday, December 10, 2007 at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Missouri.
On November 12, 1949, she was united in marriage to Jimmie Lane Laney who preceded her in death on February 18, 2005.
Lucille was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Steelville. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting in her spare time. Lucille enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She loved nothing better than when family came to visit. Lucille loved sharing stories of her childhood and the many exploits of her children.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Randall Kevin Laney; one brother, James T. Menke and wife Rosemary.
She is survived by one son, Ronald Laney Sr. and wife Barbara of Cuba, Missouri and one daughter, Norma Jean Walls and husband Charles Jr. of Cuba, Missouri; one brother, John H. Menke Jr. and wife Virginia of Cedar Edge, Colorado; four grandchildren, Ronald Jr. Laney, Sarah Laney and fiancé Keith Franks, Nicholas Walls and Katherine Walls; one step granddaughter, Jessica McMillian and fiancé’ Zach Brown; two great-grandchildren, Lessa Laney and Jay Laney; other relatives and friends.
Funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Steelville, Missouri with Father James Finder and Rev. Alan Miles officiating. Organ music was played by Deloris Bell and Cantor was Ralph Sellers. Servers were Elizabeth Barreca, Lane Sanazaro, Jacob and Joseph Howdeshell.
Casket bearers were Matt Laney, Mark Laney, Tom Beezley, Nicholas Walls, Al Moresi, Keith Franks and Zach Brown. Committal prayer and burial were in the Wesco Cemetery at Wesco, Missouri.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.



Ruth Mae Catherine Lantree
Ruth Mae Catherine Lantree of Cuba, Missouri was born to George H. and Emma M. (Walters) Sandefer on January 27, 1920 in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away Sunday, May 16, 2010 at her home at the age of 90 years.
Ruth worked for many years as a Nursing Home Administrator, finishing her career at Briarwood Nursing Home. She was a people person and enjoyed helping take care of others. She was the heart of her family and treasured all of the times that they shared together. In her spare time she enjoyed cooking and was known for her homemade burritos.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Emma Mae Sandefer; three husbands, Velmer Cox, Walter Lantree and Clyde Williams; two sisters, Margaret Youngman and May Jane Bailie; one brother, Charles Henry Sandefer; other relatives and friends.
She is survived by five children, Joyce Darlene Douglas of Cuba, Missouri, Donald Cox of Fenton, Missouri, Linda Sue Graf of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Debra Kaye and husband Stan Highley of Columbia, Missouri: adopted daughter Sandra Highley of Cuba, Missouri; 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. and Funeral service Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri with Brother Bill Williams, officiating.
Interment followed at Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Colton Thomas Larrison
Colton Thomas Larrison, premature infant son of Joseph and Melissa Midyett Larrison of Cuba, Missouri was still born on December 11, 2007 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, James Harris and grandmother, Gwen Licklider Larrison.
He is survived by his parents; grandparents, Gary and Donna Midyett of Sullivan, Missouri, Joe and Janet Larrison of Sullivan, Missouri; great grandparents, Oliver and Charlotte Licklider of Steelville, Missouri, Cecil Midyett of Steelville, Missouri, Venita and Don Humphrey of Welch, Oklahoma and Pat Harris of Sullivan, Missouri and other relatives.
Funeral service was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Pastor Kyle Phillips officiating. Cascha Phillips sang “Sheltered Safe within the Arms of God” and “How Great Thou Art,” accompanied by her husband, Pastor Kyle Phillips on the piano.
Burial was in the Upper Indian Creek Cemetery near Viburnum, Missouri.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Merrill Elmer Larson
Merrill Elmer Larson was born in Palmer, Michigan to Charles and Matilda (Kanniainen) Larson and passed away at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan, Missouri on December 18, 2009 at the age of 78 years.
Merly, as he was known by his family and friends, honorably served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in England.
On December 27, 1952, he was united in marriage in Negaunee, Michigan to Anne Priuska.
He worked in the iron mines in Negaunee until the mines slowed down their production, moved from Michigan to Grants, New Mexico in 1958 and to Sullivan, Missouri in 1964. He retired as a foreman from Pea Ridge Mine in 1991. After retirement, he drove cars for four dealers in the area along with a special friend, Jim Burns. When he was younger, he played on baseball teams, bowling leagues, and liked to deer hunt. He was a fan of the baseball Cardinals and NASCAR racing. He was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Bourbon, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Matilda Larson; an infant son, Mark and a daughter, Lori.
He is survived by his wife, Anne; two daughters, Susan (Jim) Horstmann of Wildwood, Missouri and Kris (Dwight) Pohle of St. James, Missouri; three grandchildren, Megan Cope, Adam and Kelly Horstmann; sister, June (the late Ken) Kosky of Naples, Florida and a brother Harold (the late Sharon) Larson of Ishpeming, Michigan; two brothers-in-law, Oliver Priuska of Ishpeming, Michigan and Roy (Carolyn) Priuska of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 4:30-8 p.m. on Sunday, December 20, 2009 from the Southside Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services with full military honors were conducted at 1 p.m., Monday, December 21, 2009 from the Southside Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri, with Pastor Patrick Runk officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.


Georgia L. Lavin
Georgia L. Lavin of Sullivan, Missouri was born on February 7, 1933, in Turell, Arkansas to Joseph and Mary (nee Harmon) Barber and passed away Friday, May 14, 2010 at the age of 77 years.
She was one of 11 children and at the age of 16, she moved to Missouri, where she lived the rest of her life.
She was married to Joseph Lavin.
Georgia was known as always having a good attitude and loved to share it with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed sewing and visiting yard sales.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Mary Barber; husband, Joseph in 1968; brothers, Bill, Pallard, Dellard, Jesse, Joe, Charles and Eugene Barber; and sister Onie Mae Lacey.
She is survived by four sons, Steve Knoblock of Bourbon, Missouri, Joseph Lavin of Cuba, Missouri, Larry Vanover and wife, Denise, Jerry Vanover and wife, Heather, all of Sullivan, Missouri; one daughter, Sherry Amann of Sullivan, Missouri; one brother, Charles Barber of Memphis, Tennessee; two sisters, Bessie Alexander of Sullivan, Missouri and Peggie Stuffelbean and husband, Vernon of St. Louis, Missouri; 23 grandchildren; a host of great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Monday, May 17, 2010 at the Eaton Southside Chapel in Sullivan, with Pastor Scott Perry officiating.
Interment followed in I.O.O.F. Memorial Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home.

Denver Ervin Lawrence of Sullivan, Missouri was born on November 8, 1937 to Ervin and Ruth (Merten) Lawrence at Labadie, Missouri and passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016 at the age of 78 years.
He lived the majority of his life with his grandmother in Sullivan, Missouri.
He served in the United States Army Air Corps from January 26, 1961 to January 25, 1963. He was employed for most of his working years first by McDonald Douglas Aircraft and later for Boeing. His last employment was for Emerson Electric where he worked on Army Personal Carriers and later retired from there.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ervin and Ruth Lawrence; and a sister; Laura Mae Jones.
He is survived by one son, Tony Lawrence of Bourbon, Missouri; four daughters, Jody Lawrence of Sullivan, Missouri, Leslie Wells and husband Roger of St. Clair, Missouri, Tracey Beckett and husband Tim of Bourbon, Missouri and Amy Martin of Bourbon, Missouri; two brothers, Paul Lawrence and wife Jeanette of Sullivan, Missouri, Jim Lawrence and wife Betty of Union, Missouri; half-brother, Jerry Hagard of Berger, Missouri; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Interment was in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Judy Lawson
Judy Lawson of Bourbon, Missouri was born at Seneca, Kansas on May 10, 1958 and passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at the age of 53 years.
She received her CNA certificate and was employed in home health and hospice through BJC. Judy was also employed for a time with the former Beverly Health Care System (now Life Care of Sullivan) as a nurse’s assistant.
On May 22, 1976 she was united in marriage to Thomas G. Lawson at Foristell, Missouri. After 25 years of marriage they had their vows renewed at Bourbon, Missouri.
Judy was known as an angel to her family. She was a giving person who always put everyone else before herself. In her free time, Judy enjoyed crocheting and photography and she was also an avid motorcycle rider with her husband.
She is survived by her husband, Tom Lawson of the family home; three children, Travis Lawson and wife LaDonna of Kansas City, Missouri, Jennifer Nelson and husband Johnny of Bourbon, Missouri and Shauna Lawson and life partner Michael Fletcher of Bourbon, Missouri; one brother; three sisters; seven grandchildren; her father-in-law, Don Lawson of Wright City, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from noon on Saturday until time of service at 3 p.m. at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 24, 2012 from the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri, with Pastor Donald M. Wissmann officiating.
Interment was in the Bourbon Cemetery, Bourbon, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.
 

George William Laxton
George William Laxton of Cuba, Missouri was born May 14, 1940 at Davenport, Iowa and passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2011 at Rolla, Missouri at the age of 71 years, 3 months and 2 days. George retired after many years of sales in the Agriculture Industry. He had worked for Sweet Licks Agriculture Company in Chicago and Cargill Agriculture Company during his career. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, Cardinal baseball, Indy Racing Cars, movies on the Si Fi Channel and his cat “Tigger.”
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Scott Laxton; one great grandchild, Gavin James Aubuchon; one brother, Mike Laxton; other relatives and friends.
He is survived by his two sons, Jeff and wife Ginger Laxton of Cuba, Missouri and Todd Laxton of Cuba, Missouri; four grandchildren, Cagney Watson of Potosi, Missouri, Jacob, Alex and Nick Laxton, all of Cuba, Missouri; two great grandchildren, Gage Bryant and Graicen Garland Joseph Aubuchon of Potosi, Missouri; one brother, Bobby and wife Nancy Laxton of Davenport, Iowa; one sister, Priscilla and husband Glen Steiner of Brownsville, Tennessee; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Friday, August 19, 2011 from 5-8 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at the Mizell Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Lathum officiating. Special music will be “When I Get to Where I’m Going” and “Go Rest High on That Mountain.”
Family and friends served as pallbears.
Interment and prayers followed at the Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

Terry Lea
Terry Ray Lea, of Wildwood, Florida, formerly of Salem, Missouri, was born in Marion, Kansas to Peggy (Inman) Terry and Raymond Lea and passed away March 22, 2010 at the age of 50 years, 3 months and 2 days.
Brother Lea was an Evangelist Pastor. In addition to pastoring, he enjoyed singing, fishing, hunting and especially the time that he spent with his family. He served in the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Lea; grandparents, Paul and Louise Inman, Jesse and Bertha Lea and Maurice Terry; sister, Elizabeth Lea and a brother, James Branson.
He is survived by his wife of nine years, Brenda (McDonald) Lea of Wildwood, Florida; mother, Peggy (Inman) Terry and her husband Stanley of Wildwood, Florida; children, Jennifer Kroon, Jessica Lea, Preston Lea, all of Lebanon, Missouri, Nathan Leeser and wife Susan of Jacksonville, Florida, Jonathan Leeser of Italy, Megan Nash and husband Lanny of Rolla, Missouri and Tim McDonald and wife Tasha of Cuba, Missouri; brothers, Jerry Lea and wife Corina of Salem, Missouri, Danny Terry and wife Irene of Lake Panasoffkee, Florida; sisters, Elzetta Lea of Fruitland Park, Florida, Elaine Butler and husband Dennis of Groveland, Florida, Elissa Brower and husband Nick of Lady Lake, Florida, Penny Blanks and husband Roy of Gravois Mills, Missouri, Sherrie Osteen and husband Tim of Bellview, Florida; grandmothers, Eva Inman of Salem, Missouri and Mary Terry of Coleman, Florida; father and mother-in-law; Carl Dean and Faye McDonald of Salem, Missouri; 14 grandchildren, Breanna, Caitlyn, Felicity, Trenton, Hayley, Rayah, Hayden, Darrielle, Jonathan Jr., Isabella, Brooke, Alexis, Ian and Caiden; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Saturday, March 27, 2010 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral service was at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 28, 2010 at the Salem Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary with Pastor Doug Massey officiating.
Interment in the Dry Fork Cemetery, Salem, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary, Salem, Missouri.


Kenneth R. Lechten
Kenneth R. Lechten of Sullivan, Missouri was born on December 27, 1943 at Sullivan, Missouri to James F. and Beulah (Stroup) Lechten and passed away Sunday, May 23, 2010 at the age of 66 years.
He was a life long resident of the Sullivan area and was a long time employee of the Chrysler Corporation in Fenton, Missouri. He was employed as an assembler and later retired from there. At home he raised cattle and enjoyed gardening. He was active with the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the V.F.W. Kenneth also helped the Kiwanis Club erect flags on every holiday and special events in Sullivan.
He was married to Mary Beyreis and to this marriage a daughter was born.
He is survived by his wife Mary of the family home; one daughter, Patty Lechten and husband Mike O’Connor of Ontario, Canada; his mother, Beulah Lechten of Sullivan, Missouri; one brother, James Lechten and wife Rosemary of Bourbon, Missouri; a grandson, Ryan; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 4:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 from the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 from the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Charles Idelman officiating.
Interment was in Oddfellows Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.

Matthew Ray Lee
Matthew Ray Lee was born April 22, 1981 in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away December 10, 2012 in Viburnum, Missouri at the age of 31 years.
On February 7, 2011, Matthew Lee was united in marriage to Crystal Marlene Wolff.
He enjoyed cooking, hunting, outdoor activities, spending time with family and playing with Greta.
He was preceded in death by his father, Alan Leroy Lee; and grandparents, Lovel Bays and Willie and Hazel Lee.
He is survived by his wife, Crystal of the home in Viburnum, Missouri; mother, Patty Baird and husband Terry of Viburnum, Missouri; daughters, Alexis Janson, Mattea Stulce and Greta Lee; brothers, Jeremy Lee of Cuba, Missouri and Alan Lee and wife Malisa of St. Louis, Missouri; sister, Jessica Alley and husband Glen of Hawk Point, Missouri; step-sister, Julie Baird of West Plains, Missouri; father-in-law, Clint Wolff; mother-in-law, Tammy Foster; grandmother, Carol Midyett and husband Lawrence of Viburnum, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Funeral service was held Thursday, December 13, 2012, at the Wilson Mortuary Viburnum Chapel with Pastor Sharon Hedrick officiating. Special music was provided by Tara Chandler.
Pallbearers were Paul Stulce, Butch Walker, Butch Hedrick, Bryan Medley, Gus Stulce, Josh Bleyching and Wayne Sherrill.
Arrangements under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary, Viburnum, Missouri.


Thomas Edward Lehnhoff
Thomas E. Lehnhoff of Cuba was born Wednesday October 13, 1954 at St. Louis, Missouri to Earl and Molly (nee Kraemer) Lehnhoff and passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at Fenton, Missouri at the age of 55 years, 5 months and 3 days.
Tom was happily married to Donna for the last 10 years and he was employed at Polyone Corporation in Sullivan, Missouri for the last 11 years.
In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, gardening, being outdoors, reading, watching the Discovery Channel, playing music, working crossword puzzles, bar-b-queuing and spending time with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Molly Lehnhoff; father-in-law, Ralph “Bud” Harris; cousin and fishing partner, Billy Siegler of Belle, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Lehnhoff of Cuba, Missouri; three daughters, Kristy and husband Jim Hulsey of Union, Missouri, Brandy and husband John Fenderson of Nashville, Tennessee and Jessica Lehnhoff of St. Charles, Missouri; eight grandchildren; one brother, Tim and wife Cindy Lehnhoff of Orlando, Florida; mother-in-law, Marilyn Harris of Cuba, Missouri; two brothers-in-law, Larry Harris of Cuba, Missouri and Bud and wife Ronda Harris of Cuba, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Sandy Howerter of Havana, Illinois and Mariann and husband Ed Hubert of Rolla, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Saturday, March 20, 2010 from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
Graveside service was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at the Meramec Hills Cemetery with Pastor Gary Mace officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Donald E. Leibach
Donald E. Leibach, 77, of Berger, Missouri, was born in Kansas City, Missouri on October 19, 1933 to Adolph and Mary (Propst) Leibach and passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2011 in Hermann, Missouri at the age of 77 years.
On October 15, 1960 at Berger, Missouri, he married Barbara (Biermann) Leibach.
He was a member of St. Paul’s Church, Berger, Missouri and he worked as a hatchery man for Ken Roy Hatchery for 34 years. He proudly served in the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Adolph and Mary Leibach and two brothers, Adolph and John Leibach.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara of Berger, Missouri; five children, Donald Leibach, Jr. and wife Twylia of Hermann, Missouri, Patrick Leibach and wife Lisa of Gerald, Missouri, Carla Jacobs and husband Tim of Hillsboro, Missouri, Timothy Leibach and wife Lisa of Hermann, Missouri and Chris Leibach and wife Jenni of Hermann, Missouri; two sisters, Catherine Anthony of Independence, Missouri and Barbara Bland of St. James, Missouri; 11 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Monday, September 5, 2011 from 4-8 p.m. at the Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, Hermann, Missouri.
Funeral Services were held at the St. Paul’s Church, Berger, Missouri at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 with Father John Deken officiating.
Burial was at the St. Paul’s Cemetery, Berger, Missouri, with full military honors.
Arrangements under the direction of the Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, Hermann, Missouri.
 

Robert “Bob” L. Leslie
Robert “Bob” L. Leslie of Byrnes Mill, Missouri was born Monday, December 28, 1936 at St. Louis, Missouri to Lawrence and Verna (nee Grider) Leslie and passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Fenton, Missouri at the age of 75 years.
Bob retired in August of 1987, after 30+ years of dedicated service, from General Motors in St. Louis. He proudly served in the United States Army and he was an avid bowler with an average of 200 and a high score of 289.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Verna Leslie; three brothers, Richard, Lawrence and Charles; one sister, Ellen; father-in-law, William Cape and other relatives and friends.
Those who are left to treasure his memory and to continue his legacy are his loving wife of 22 years, Peggy Leslie of the home; four children, Lisa L. Leslie of Ballwin, Missouri, Karen Paslawski of Ballwin, Missouri, Jeffrey Leslie of Eureka, Missouri and Gina and husband Eric Veatch of Chesterfield, Missouri; five grandchildren, Anthony, Jon, Pauline, Alexa and Megan; one great grandson, Ben; two brothers, Asa Leslie of Sullivan, Missouri and William Leslie of South Padre Island, Texas; one sister, Margaret Gray of Florida; mother-in-law, Patricia Cape of St. Louis, Missouri; brother-in-law, Matthew Cape of Pacific, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Pam and husband Mark Smith of De Soto, Missouri and Abby Cape of St. Louis, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Monday, September 3, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was at 1 p.m. on Monday, September 3, 2012 at the Mizell Funeral Home with Pastor Don Martin officiating.
Interment, prayers and full military honors followed at the Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
 

Nevaeh Irene LeStarge
Nevaeh Irene LeStarge was born June 20, 2003 in Rolla, Missouri to Lori Shanks and Ryan LeStarge of Steelville, Missouri, and passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2006 at the age of 3 years, 3 months and 20 days.
Nevaeh is sadly missed and survived by her parents; two sisters, Alexis and Jade LeStarge of the home; grandparents, Mary and Keith Wann, Kris and Kelly LeStarge, Phil and Lee Fieser and Jim Shanks.
Great grandparents, Geraldine Valley, Marlene LeStarge, Mamie Shanks, Ray and Lucille Wann. Great great grandmother, Stella Halageria, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 13, 2006 at 11 a.m. in the Null & Son Funeral Home, Rolla, Missouri. Interment followed at the Rolla City Cemetery, Rolla, Missouri.
All arrangements were under the direction of Null & Son Funeral Home of Rolla, Missouri.

Derin D. Lewis was born December 14, 1965 in Rolla, Missouri to Norma (Steen) and Chester Lewis and passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at the age of 50 years.
Derin has spent 18 wonderful years with Jennifier Lewis and to this union they became the parents of three children. He enjoyed old cars, lawnmowers and RC cars. He was a stay at home dad and he loved spending time with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Chester Lewis; nephew, Christopher Lewis; and niece, Abby Lewis.
He is survived by his mother, Norma Lewis of Rolla, Missouri; spouse, Jennifier Lewis of Rolla, Missouri; children, Alexus Lewis of Iberia, Missouri, Andrew Lewis of Rolla, Missouri, Crystal Birdsong of Rolla, Missouri; brother, David Lewis and wife Debra of St. James, Missouri, Dennis Lewis of Marilyn of Vienna, Missouri.
Interment was in the Flat Grove Cemetery in Rolla, Missouri.

Douglas Arthur Lewis of Rolla, Missouri was born on Monday, January 5, 1959 in Rolla, Missouri to Melvin and Barbara Smith Lewis and passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015 at the age of 56 years, 4 months and 23 days.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Barbara Lewis; and his daughter Stephanie Lewis.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Lewis of Rolla, Missouri; son, Douglas Arthur Lewis Jr.; grandson, Blake Maylee; sisters, Linda and husband Greg Dettler of Cuba, Missouri and Debbie Keithley of Rolla, Missouri.

 

June L. Lewis
June Louise Lewis was born June 1, 1917 in Kirkwood, Missouri to William E. Poole and Sara Louise Bretherton, and passed away March 27, 2011 in Salem, Missouri at the age of 93 years, 9 months and 26 days.
On January 15, 1938 June was united in marriage to Chester Van Hounten Lewis and to their union eight children were born.
After their marriage in 1938, June and Chester moved to Anderson, Indiana, where they resided until they moved to Salem, Missouri in 1974.
She quickly made friends in the area through her activity in the Dent County Home Economics Club. She brought beauty to the world through her gardening, knitting and sewing. She made quilts for all her children and grandchildren, and they are cherished by everyone who has them. She enjoyed the holidays as having family with her was her most treasured time.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Sara; her husband, Chester on March 4, 1999 and two sons, Samuel Poole Lewis and Thomas Martin Lewis.
She is survived by her children, William Edward Lewis and wife Joyce of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Chester Van Hounten Lewis and wife Ladonna of Houston, Texas, Sara Ann Lewis of Castle Rock, Colorado, Katherine Marie Lewis of Ferguson, Missouri, Jane Louise Bailey and husband Tony of Anderson, Indiana and Susan Ellen Mayer and husband Richard of Oakleaf, Texas; daughter-in-law, Phyllis Lewis of Rolla, Missouri; sister, Vera Kehr of Steelville, Missouri; 14 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at the Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary.
Funeral service was at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 1, 2011 at the Salem Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary, with Pastor Doug Walter officiating.
Interment was in the Cedar Grove Cemetery, Salem, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary.


Wayne Edward Lewis, Jr.
Wayne Edward Lewis, Jr. of Cuba, Missouri formerly of Gary, Indiana, was born January 23, 1972 at Hammond, Indiana and passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at Cuba, Missouri at the age of 38 years.
Wayne was a truck driver for many years. He drove for Stevens Van Line located in Michigan. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and playing pool.
He is survived by his father, Wayne Edward Sr. and wife Carole of Hebron, Indiana; mother, Mary Lewis of Cuba, Missouri; children, Wayne E. Lewis III, Marica Nicole Lewis and Catlyn JoAnn Lewis of Griffith, Indiana; siblings, Sandra (Bryan) Phelps of Lake Station, Indiana and Sanda “Sis” Lewis of Shell Lake, Wisconsin; other relatives and friends.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

William “Bill” Lewis
William “Bill” Lewis of Cuba, Missouri was born on Tuesday, October 13, 1931 in Cuba, Missouri to Clarence Emmette Lewis, Sr. and Birdie L. Reeves Lewis and passed away Saturday, October 10, 2009 at MO Baptist Hospital, Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 77 years, 11 months and 27 days.
William married Georgia Irene Conner on August 5, 1950 at Cuba, Missouri and to this union two children were born.
He worked for Brown Shoe Company in Steelville, Bernie, and Charleston, Missouri, retiring after 44 years as plant engineer. He then worked a few years as a truck driver for Midwest Fuels in Moberly, Missouri. His hobbies were flying his Cessna aircraft and traveling.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Birdie Lewis; brother, Robert (Cathy) Lewis; sister, Evelyn Bayless; and sister-in-law, Belva Lewis.
He is survived by his wife, Georgia Irene Lewis of the home; children, Carol (Robert) Kumbera of Cuba, Missouri and Scott (Lisa) Lewis of W. Palm Beach, Florida; brother, Jack Lewis of Steelville, Missouri; sisters, Dorothy Jarvis of Gainesville, Texas and Florence Anderton of Boonville, Missouri; sister-in-law, Helen (Bob) Shasserre of Steelville, Missouri; grandchildren, Christine (David) Smith of Richmond Hill, Georgia, Tyler (Cathy) Copenhaver of O’Fallon, Missouri, Stacey Copenhaver of Nashville, Tennessee, Paige and Loren Lewis of W. Palm Beach, Florida; great grandchildren, Kyle Smith and Ashley Copenhaver.
Visitation was Monday, October 12, 2009 from 6-8 p.m. and funeral service was Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri with Rev. Pat Gruver officiating.
Burial at Oak Hill Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.



Charlotte Mae Licklider
Charlotte Mae Licklider nee Litty of Steelville, Missouri was born in Steelville, Missouri on Wednesday, March 21, 1928 to William Alexies Litty and Stella Elvira (Walker) Litty and passed away on Monday, June 14, 2010 at the age of 82 years, 2 months, and 24 days.
She married Oliver Eugene Licklider on November 16, 1946 in Steelville, Missouri and six children born to this union.
Charlotte was a factory worker in the shoe industry. She loved growing flowers, gardening, ceramics, quilting, cooking, canning, fishing and the outdoors. She was a member of the Highland Busy Bee’s Extension Club and a former 4-H member and leader. She accepted the Lord early in life and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church where she was active in the WMU and choir. She also enjoyed decorating the church and serving at church dinners.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Stella Litty; daughters, Alexies E. Marshall and Alberta Gwen Larrison; sister, Wilma Ivie and husband J.R.; brothers-in-law, Charles “Jake” Walls, Charles “Buck” Rowden and James R. Licklider.
She is survived by her husband, Oliver E. Licklider; children, Evonne (Tom) Trowbridge, Charlotte (Roger) Stringer, Charita (John) Bunch and Orville (Lisa) Licklider, all of Steelville, Missouri; sister, Mable Marie (Virgil “Duke”) Brandon of Tucson, Arizona; sisters-in-law, Laverna Walls of Steelville, Missouri and Wilma Rowden of Cuba, Missouri; grandchildren, Jacki Wynn (Alan) Thorpe of Steelville, Missouri, Kim (Steve) Naber of Rockford, Illinois, Michelle (Rodney) Helms, Doug Marshall, Eric Ray, Cris Ray, all of Steelville, Missouri, Joey (Melissa) Larrison of Cuba, Missouri, Angie (Brent) Klein of Sullivan, Missouri, Johnny (Susan) Bunch, Rachel (Brent) Setzer, Dustin (Jay) Licklider, and Korey Licklider, all of Steelville, Missouri and Kody Licklider of Cuba, Missouri; 24 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Tuesday, June 15, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. at Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri and Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
Burial was at the Hibler Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Deloris W. Licklider
Deloris W. Licklider of Hazelwood, Missouri was born to Cornell and Willie (Hicks) Licklider on July 1, 1947 in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away Monday, March 4, 2013 at the age of 65 years.
Deloris retired after many years of service as an Administrative Associate for the Dept. of Mathematics & Computer Science at the University of Missouri St. Louis, Missouri. She enjoyed traveling, reading, ceramics and volunteering at different community events.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Cornell and Willie Licklider.
She is survived by her brother, Phillip and wife Judith Licklider of Cuba, Missouri; two nephews, Robert C. and wife Nicole Licklider of Loves Park, Illinois and Jonathan P. and wife Jessica Licklider of Cosby, Missouri; one niece, Phyllis and husband David Tague of Front Royal, Virginia; one aunt, Grace Rook of St. Louis, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Graveside service was held on Saturday, March 9, 2013 2 p.m. at the Licklider Cemetery in Cuba, Missouri with Rev. Norman Cartwright, officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
 

Gary Ira Licklider
Gary Ira Licklider, Owensville, Missouri, son of Ira and Lily Etta (McCune) Licklider, was born April 17, 1950 in Washington, Missouri and passed away Thursday, January 11, 2007 at the age of 56 years.
He served in the U.S. Army, was employed at the Chrysler Plant, was a member of St. John’s UCC in Bem, Missouri and a member of UAW Local #110.
He was preceded in death by his mother Lily Licklider.
He is survived by his father Ira Licklider and wife Bernice of Owensville, Missouri; Connie Winthorst, his first wife (married on October 16, 1971); by their two children, Sara Licklider of Sullivan, Missouri and Ryan Licklider of Richland, Missouri, currently in Iraq.
He is also survived by his wife, Rita Rose, who he married on June 25, 1995 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Bem, Missouri; by her children, Mekala Rooffener and husband Marvin of Owensville, Missouri, Todd Deppe and wife Melissa of Cuba, Missouri and Bethany Moore of Owensville, Missouri.
Grandchildren, Coltyn and Paige Garrett, Robert Schmidt, Cody Rogers, Tyler and Kyle Roofener, Danielle and Carter Deppe, Bryan and Brent Moore and Joe Enloe.
Brother, Dennis Licklider and wife Roberta of Jefferson City, Missouri and sisters, Kay Renstrom and husband Art of Martinsburg, Missouri and Lois Altemeyer and husband Roger of Owensville, Missouri.
Visitation was Monday, January 15, 2007 at the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home, Owensville, Missouri.
Funeral service was Tuesday, January 16 at 11 a.m. at the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home, Owensville, Missouri with Pastor Kevin Weaver officiating.
Interment was in the Countryside Memorial Gardens, Owensville, Missouri.

Ida Mae Licklider
Ida Mae Licklider of Cuba, Missouri was born to Walter and Sarah (Enloe) Pinnell on September 19, 1918 in Crawford County, Missouri and passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013 at her daughter’s home in Foley, Missouri at the age of 94 years.
Ida was united in marriage to Solomon B. Licklider on October 19, 1940 in Steelville, Missouri and to this union five children were born.
Ida was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, cooking, crafts and spending time with her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Sarah Pinnell; husband, Solomon B. Licklider; four brothers, Earl, Frank, John and George Pinnell.
She is survived by five children, Lloyd and wife Betty Licklider of Cuba, Missouri, Jim and wife Connie Licklider of Owensville, Missouri, Juanita and husband Fred Horstman of Foley, Missouri, Charles and wife Marilyn Licklider of Cuba, Missouri, Kathy and husband Corky Stack of St. James, Missouri; one sister, Gladyne Riddle of Cuba, Missouri; one brother, Jimmy Pinnell of St. Ann, Missouri; 13 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Mark Payne, officiating.
Interment followed at the Licklider Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Lance Stack, John and David Licklider, Bill and Randy Horstman, Donnie Schwartz, Amos King, Daniel Buttig and Travis Hunter.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.


Ira Ross Licklider
Ira Ross Licklider of Belle, Missouri was born on September 15, 1926 in Cuba, Missouri to Jacob Cook Licklider and Clara Myrtle Creek Licklider and passed away Friday evening, May 14, 2010 in the Eldon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 83 years.
Ira was married to Lille Etta McKune on June 21, 1947 and to this union four children were born, Dennis, Gary, Lois and Kay. Etta passed away May of 1988.
On January 4, 1992 Ira married Bernice Schaller. Bernice had two sons, Ronnie and Gary.
Ira worked in the shoe factory, as a construction worker in St. Louis, in clay mines and retired as a kiln operator at the Allied Chemical Plant in Owensville, Missouri.
He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Owensville VFW Post.
He was preceded in death by a son, Gary Licklider; brothers and sisters, Herman Licklider, Alliene Conley, infant Ola Licklider, Iretta Spurgeon, Sylvia Jost, Chester Licklider, Les Licklider, Lucille Dunakey and Lee Roy Licklider.
He is survived by his wife, Bernice; daughters, Kay Renstrom and husband Art of Martinsburg, Missouri and Lois Altemeyer and husband Roger of Owensville, Missouri; son, Dennis Licklider and wife Alberta of Holts Summit, Missouri; two step sons, Ronnie Schaller and wife Chris of Tennessee and Gary Schaller and wife Barbara of Belle, Missouri; 15 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Monday, May 17, 2010 at the Sassmann Funeral Home, Bland, Missouri.
Services were Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 11 a.m. from the Zion Evangelical Free Church, Bland, Missouri.
Interment in the Countryside Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements under the direction of the Sassmann Funeral Home, Bland, Missouri.

Willie Licklider
Willie Licklider of Cuba, Missouri was born to the union
of Earl Everett Hicks and Katie Hicks (nee Beuler) on May 17, 1917
in Pontiac, Missouri and passed away Thursday, June 7, 2007 in Cuba,
Missouri at the age of 90 years and 20 days.
She was united in marriage to Doris Cornell "D.C."
Licklider on October 16, 1943 in St. Louis, Missouri and to this
union two children were born.
Willie retired from St. John's Mercy Medical Center,
Creve Coeur, Missouri after many loyal years in the Food Service
Department. She truly enjoyed the outdoors in which she was able to
fish, hunt and garden. She also enjoyed cooking, canning, knitting
and quilting.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; two
sisters, Wilma Hicks and Jessie Hicks.
She is survived by son, Phillip and wife Judy Licklider
of O'Fallon, Illinois; daughter, Deloris Licklider of Hazelwood,
Missouri; three grandchildren, Robert and wife Nicole Licklider of
Loves Park, Illinois, Phyllis and husband David Tague of Mt. Zion,
Illinois and Jonathan and wife Jessica Licklider of Decatur,
Illinois; six great grandchildren; two sisters, Opal Hammond of
Woodward, Oklahoma and Ora Hodges of Springfield, Missouri and a
host of other relatives and friends.
Graveside services will be conducted at the Licklider
Cemetery in rural Cuba, Missouri on Saturday, June 9, 2007 at 2 p.m.
with Rev. Norman Cartwright, officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral
Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Herbert Dale Light
Herbert Dale Light of St. James, Missouri was born on April 26, 1940 in Calico Rock, Izard County, Arkansas to James Rector and Alice Cordelia (Deavers) Light and passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 in Rolla, Missouri at the age of 72 years and 10 months.
He was united in marriage to Karen Colleen Dwinell on April 12, 1959 in Willow Springs, Missouri.
He was a cabinet builder for many years.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Karen Colleen Light; one son, Thomas Ray Light; mother, Alice Cordelia (Deavers) Light; father, James Rector Light; two brothers, James William Light and Johnie Lee Light; and one sister, Violet Marie Light.
He is survived by three daughters, Barbara Jean Pankey and husband Donald Eugene, Sandra Ann Parsons and husband Ronald Charles, Lola Denise Juern and husband Kenneth, all of St. James, Missouri; one son, James Dale Light and wife JoAnn of St. James, Missouri; one sister, Ellen House and husband Jimmy of St. James, Missouri; many grandchildren; great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Saturday, March 2, 2013 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Memorial services were conducted on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri with Mick Thrasher officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Johnie Lee Light
Johnie Lee Light of St. James, Missouri was born on March 6, 1943 in St. Louis, Missouri to James and Alice Light and passed away on January 17, 2013.
He was united in marriage to Linda Parsons on September 15, 1980.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Alice Light and a sister, Marie Light Vandgrifft.
He is survived by his wife, Linda of St. James, Missouri; children, Amber Watson and husband George of St. James, Missouri, Raymond Light of Sullivan, Missouri, Angela Light and Lisa Light of Cadet, Missouri and Crystal Noakes and husband Jim of St. James, Missouri; brother, Dale Light of High Gate, Missouri; sister, Ellen House and husband Jim of St. James, Missouri; grandchildren, Allie and Alisa Watson, Wesley Eads and Scott Bullock, Jr.; step grandchildren, Jordon and Monica Sansoucie; great grandson, Conner Christeson, all of St. James, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
There will be a memorial service Friday, January 25, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the New Hope Church in St. James, Missouri.
Private burial will be held at the Baptist Cemetery in High Gate, Missouri.

Rose Marie Limberg of Owensville, Missouri was born in Bay, Missouri on February 24, 1939 to Robert and Ethel (Branson) Burns and passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015 at the age of 76 years.
On July 26 1958, in Hermann she was united in marriage to John A. Limberg.
She was preceded in death by a son, Elvin Limberg; daughters, Carol Miller and Vickie Combs; twin brother, Robert Burns; and sister, Dorothy Burns.
She is survived by her children, Flint Limberg of Lamar, Missouri, Ronnie Limberg of Bourbon, Missouri and Sheila Christopher of Texas; 10 grandchildren.

 

Donald Wayne Lindsey
Donald Wayne Lindsey of St. James was born on July 21, 1930 in Desloge, Missouri to Jewell C. and Blance Ruby (Downs) Lindsey and passed away on Friday, October 28, 2011 at the age of 81 years, 3 months and 7 days.
Donnie was placed in foster care as a young child during the depression and was raised by Creth and Eva Mitchum who resided in St. James, Missouri.
Donnie was a U.S. Navy veteran and made his career as a school teacher from which he retired.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jewell and Blance Ruby Lindsey; brothers, Steve, Francis, Ralph, and Jean Lindsey; an infant sister, Ruby and half-sister, Joanne Bloom.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Lindsey of St. James, Missouri; step-mother, Ann Townsend; five half-sisters; four half-brothers; other relatives and friends.
Memorial service was at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 5, 2011 with Jerry Baumann officiating with Stephen Brubaker the vocalist.
Military honors were held after the service at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Linda Lou Link
Linda Lou Link of Owensville, Missouri was born in East St. Louis, Illinois on July 7, 1944 to Marvin and Louise (Beck) Walker and passed away on Sunday December 16, 2012 at Gasconade Manor in Owensville at the age of 68 years, five months, and nine days.
On April 13, 1963, at Freeburg, Illinois she was united in marriage to Gary Link.
She had worked as a bindery worker in the printing industry.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Louise (Beck) Walker.
She is survived by her husband, Gary Link; three sons, Christopher Link of Gerald, Missouri, Tim Link and wife Sue of Hawk Point, Missouri and Mike Link and wife Lauri of Gerald, Missouri; one daughter, Jackie Gray and husband John of Cuba, Missouri; one brother, Herb Walker and wife Sherri of Sunbury, Ohio; three sisters, Norma Porter and husband Bob of Sikeston, Missouri, Bonnie Dyer and husband Jerry of Sikeston, Missouri, Patricia Masur and husband Don of Collinsville, Illinois; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Visitation was at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Gerald, Missouri.
Services were held Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Gerald, Missouri with Pastor Glenn Hollander and Rev. Jim Link officiating.
Burial was private at the church cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home.
 

Leoda Mae Lister
Leoda Mae Lister of Rolla, Missouri was born in Vichy, Missouri on September 19, 1934 to Ermil Newton and Ethel (Jurgensmeyer) Duncan and passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at the age of 78 years.
On May 12, 1956 she married Robert Lister.
Leoda retired from the United Telephone Company after 36 years of service, then worked an additional 16 years for the Rolla Public Schools.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ermil and Ethel Duncan; her brother, Leo Duncan and one brother-in-law, John Hunter.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Robert Lister of the home; two children, Duane Lister and his wife Sherry of Vichy, Missouri and Shelly Loughridge and her husband Joe of Rolla, Missouri; two sisters, Wanda Hunter of St. James, Missouri and Leona Sieg and husband Donald of Vichy, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Jo Ann Duncan of Rolla, Missouri; three grandchildren, Jacob Lister and wife Lisa of Rolla, Missouri, Adriana Loughridge and Shanna Loughridge, both of Rolla, Missouri; two step grandchildren, Shelby Henson and Bradley Henson; one great grandchild, Albrie Lister; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2013 at the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.
Interment followed in the Ozark Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.

Ashley Michelle Logan
Ashley Michelle Logan of Bland, Missouri was born in Columbia, Missouri on November 2, 1995 to Richard Hooper and Evora Logan and passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at the age of 17 years.
She was a sophomore attending the Belle High School.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Kester Hooper.
Her survivors include her mother, Evora Logan and fiancé Wayne Hubenthal of Bland, Missouri; father, Richard Hooper and fiancé Carol Wintgen of Cuba, Missouri; grandparents, Gayla Branson and husband Michael of Rosebud, Missouri and Rose Hooper of Cuba, Missouri; brother, Danny Reynolds of Bland, Missouri; sister, Amanda Cartwright of Hannibal, Missouri; stepbrothers, Christopher Wintgen of Cuba, Missouri, William Williams and Joe Williams both of Cuba, Missouri and Cody Hubenthal of Washington, Missouri; and stepsisters, Crystal William and Ashley Williams both of Cuba, Missouri, Brittany Brawley of Potosi, Missouri and Laura Hubenthal of Union, Missouri.
Her body was cremated and services are pending.
Arrangements under the direction of the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville, Missouri.
 

Mae Marie Long
Mae Marie Long of Sullivan, Missouri passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at the age of 82 years.
She is survived by two sons, Guy Halmick of Sullivan, Missouri and Michael Halmick of Bourbon, Missouri; one sister, Wilma Burkett and husband Wayne of St. Clair, Missouri; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at the Southside Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
She was cremated.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.

Robert William Long of High Ridge, Missouri, formerly of Rolla, Missouri, was born in Cuba, Missouri on May 26, 1924 to William Clarence and Florence (Wilson) Long and passed away Wednesday. May 27, 2015 at the age of 91 years.
On May 25, 1946 he married Esther Ione (Park), in holy matrimony. The two shared 58 years of marriage.
He is survived by his four children, Robert Kevin Long and wife Cindy of Yukon Oklahoma, Gregory Park Long and partner Patrick Milton Cope of Houston Texas, Gretchen Ann (Long) Boyd and husband Steven of High Ridge Missouri and William Kelly Long and wife DeeAnne of Rolla, Missouri; 11 grandchildren, Amanda Long Bruner (DJ), Army SSG Jonathon Long (Clare), Meghan Long Thompson (Tyler), Christine Boyd, Christopher Long, Caitlyn Sandquist, Phillip Boyd, Jessica Long Miller (Kyle), R. Paden Long, Kiersten Sandquist, Army PFC W. Morgan Long; four great grandchildren.

Ruth Jane Harrison Loomis was born in Miami, Florida on December 2, 1932 and passed away on July 3 at the age of 82 years.
She was united in marriage on November 9, 1956 to Donald M. Loomis, (her husband of 42 years) who preceded her in death.
In 1970, she moved to Rolla, Missouri with her family when her husband, Don.
She is survived by two daughters, Laurie Crain and husband David and Ellen Weinbaum and husband, Martin, both of St. James, Missouri; five grandchildren, Andrew Crain and fianceé, Ashley Roten of Athens, Georgia, Mary Waggoner and husband, Jake of Springfield, Missouri, Julie, Dawn and Emily Weinbaum of St. James, Missouri; other family close to Ruth were Peggy and J.D. Wilson and sons, Jerry, David and Cody of Vida, Missouri; John and Michelle Harrison and children Saylor, Johnna and Sarah of St. James, Missouri; Mary Storie and Gary Vandergriff of Rolla and close friend Everett Briggs of Rolla, Missouri.


Opal L. Lorts
Opal L. Lorts was born June 24, 1918 in Rolla, Missouri to Roy and Nellie Benson and passed away June 7, 2010 in Rolla, Missouri at the age of 91 years.
Opal was a member of the First Christian Church in Rolla, Missouri. She owned and operated Lorts Grocery Store in Rolla for 35 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Nellie Benson; husband, Leo Lorts (2008) and her brother, Bud Benson.
She is survived by a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held from 9-10 a.m. on Friday, June 11, 2010 at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 11, 2010 at 10 a.m. at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla with Rev. Leroy Nixon and Kenneth Campbell officiating.
Interment was at the Rolla City Cemetery of Rolla, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary, Rolla, Missouri.

James Eugene Lottes
James Eugene Lottes of St. James, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2013.
He is survived by his wife, Glenda; five children, Nikki, Keith, Jimmy, Craig and Renee; 14 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at the VFW?Post 5608 in St. James.
 

Elsie Mae Lottmann
Elsie Mae Lottmann of Owensville, Missouri was born April 7, 1938, at Jakes Prairie, Missouri, to Henry and Gertrude (Spurgeon) Dueker and passed away Monday, January 2, 2012 at the Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Missouri at the age of 73 years.
On July 14, 1956, in Gasconade County, she was united in marriage to Kenneth Lottmann.
Elsie was a member of the Owensville Christian Church. She and her husband owned and operated Elsie’s and Ken’s Cafe in Rosebud, Missouri for many years. She also sold Stanley products.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Gertrude Dueker; four brothers, Larue, Donald, Jerry and Tommy Dueker; three sisters, Hazel Schmidt, Fay Fuchs and Merle Eatherton.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Lottmann of Owensville, Missouri; four children, Sharon Mace and husband Gary of Cuba, Missouri, Ronald Lottmann and wife Phyllis of Rosebud, Missouri, Beverly Klausner of Owensville, Missouri and David Lottmann and wife Ellen of Owensville, Missouri; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was on Thursday, January 5, 2012, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held on Friday, January 6, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville, Missouri with the Reverend Hal Brown and Reverend Gary Mace officiating.
Burial in the St. James UCC Cemetery in Charlotte at Drake, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of Gottenstroeter Funeral Home of Owensville, Missouri.

Gary Earl Lough of Gerald, Missouri was born in Washington, Missouri on March 12, 1949 to Earl Lloyd and Mary Ann (Vandegriffe) Lough and passed away Monday, July 6, 2015 at the age of 66 years.
On October 11, 1997, in Gerald, Missouri he was united in marriage to Laura Kathryn Anne Davidson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Mary Ann Lough; and brother, Bill Lough.
He is survived by his wife, Laura Lough of Gerald, Missouri; children, Eric Lough of Cuba, Missouri, Erin Altemeyer and Danica Donatti both of Owensville, Missouri; sisters, Debbie Stockton and husband, Bill of Gerald, Missouri and Rita Lough of Rosebud, Missouri; 14 grandchildren.
 

Rodney Earl Lough
Rodney Earl Lough of St. James was born on July 3, 1951 in Rolla, Missouri to Earl William and Geraldine (Davis) Lough and passed away at his home on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at the age of 62 years and 18 days.
Rodney was united in marriage to Donna Sue Shackleford on June 1, 1979 in Salem, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his father, Earl William Lough and one step daughter, Janell Lambert.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Sue Lough of St. James, Missouri; two sons, Andrew Lough and wife Sybill of St. James, Missouri and Daniel Lough and wife Heather of Kansas City, Missouri; one daughter, Kayleigh Lough of Kansas City, Missouri; mother, Geraldine (Davis) Lough of St. James, Missouri; step-daughter, Rhonda Green of Rolla, Missouri; one sister, Dr. Melinda Rush and husband Phillip of Jackson, Mississippi; seven grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri with Don Carson officiating.
Pallbearers were Andrew Lough, Daniel Lough, Phillip Rush, Joe Ridenhower, Deue Robertson and Scott Carroll.
Burial was in the St. James Cemetery in St. James, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
 

Artie Wilma Lovan
Artie Wilma Lovan was born in Rush Tower, Missouri to Herbert W. and Frances Moutray Hendrix and passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Delmar Gardens in Town & Country, Missouri at the age of 100 years.
She lived in Oklahoma while her dad worked in the oil fields, then she lived in Steelville, Missouri until the mid 30’s.
She married Eugene Lovan in 1935 and they settled in St. Louis City, then they moved to Kirkwood, Missouri in 1959.
Her sister, Roberta White and husband use to own White Grocery Store, east of Highway 8 and a bowling alley in Steelville, Missouri.
Gene and Artie owned some property in Steelville and planned to move there but changed their minds after seeing to the needs of her parents as they aged and needed medical care.
She was a member of Tower Grove Baptist Church, Kirkwood Baptist Church, Geyer Road Baptist Church and attended Centerpoint Baptist Church while “weekending” in Steelville, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Frances Hendrix; husband, Eugene Lovan; one grandchild, Tim; sister, Roberta White and three brothers, Arthur, Stanley and Jewel Hendrix.
She is survived by children, Richard (Barbara) Lovan, Wilma Jean Martin and Laurence (Wanda) Lovan; grandchildren, Ginger, Krista, Holly, Kelly, Marty and Nathan; 10 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Saturday, January 5, 2013 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and funeral service at 11:30 a.m. on January 5, 2013 at the Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory, Ballwin in Missouri.
Interment was in the Schmidt Cemetery in Sullivan, Missouri Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 2 p.m.
Arrangements under the direction of the Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory in Ballwin, Missouri.

Billie “Charlene” Love
Billie “Charlene” Love of Diamond, Missouri was born March 13, 1923 in Grove, Oklahoma to Charles and Nettie Whitten and passed away July 10, 2013 at the age of 90 years.
At age three, the family moved to Neosho, Missouri. She attended Eugene Field School and Neosho High School.
Charlene married Ben R. Love on August 31, 1940 and to this union two children were born.
Charlene was a proud homemaker and loved her family. She enjoyed being outside listening to the birds. She was a member of Diamond Christian Church. Her family says “she was an angel on earth.”
She was preceded in death by daughter, Colleen Stroud; granddaughter, Kelly Skinner; sisters, Marie McKee, Clara Heath, Claudia Smithpeter and Louise Williams; brothers, Rodney Whitten and Thomas Whitten.
She is survived by her husband Ben; son, Mike Love and wife Edie of Siloam Springs, Arkansas; granddaughter, Cyndi Manke and husband Brian of Diamond, Missouri; grandsons, Tyler Love of Truckee, California, Colby Love and wife Lori of Springdale, Arkansas; four great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; three sisters, Betty ‘Jeanete’ Donaldson, Martha Lee Unverzagt and Lucy May Marsh, all of California; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 1-2 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2013 at the Diamond Christian Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2013 at Diamond Christian Church with Minister Michael Whorlow officiating.
Interment was in the Diamond Cemetery, Diamond, Missouri.
Pallbearers were Mike Love, Colby Love, Brian Manke, Wayne Morgan, Bob Judd and Mark Garbet.
Arrangements under the direction of the Clark Funeral Home Neosho, Missouri.
 

Edith Hermine Love
Edith Hermine Love, nee Remke, was born November 16, 1916 in Chicago, Illinois to Erick and Minnie Peth Remke and passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at her home at the age of 96 years, 6 months and 18 days.
On September 14, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois she was united in marriage to James Francis Love.
Edith worked along side her husband in their business as the bookkeeper at the B&B Locksmith in Chicago for over thirty years. While living in Chicago, Edith and her husband enjoyed ballroom dancing. In 1993, they moved to Steelville, Missouri to be closer to their family.
She loved caring for the stray dogs and cats who wondered in her yard. She was even known to feed the raccoons and opossums who ventured on her deck. Edith always loved to read and watch NASCAR in her spare time. She also was artistically talented and enjoyed painting outdoor scenery and florals.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Erick and Minnie Remke; her husband, James Love in 1995; sister, Maxine Urquhart and husband Don; nephews, Bill Vickers and wife Betty Vickers Mohesky and Terry Vickers; and niece-in-law, Terry Love.
She is survived by three nephews, Alan Vickers and wife Jeannie of Sullivan, Missouri, Skip Love of Tennessee and John Knapik of Florida; two nieces, Susan Dwyer and husband Dennis of New Mexico and Sharon Simpson and husband Bob of Texas; one niece-in-law, Linda Vickers of Sullivan, Missouri; dear friends, Art Koosman and wife Pat of Chicago, Illinois; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2013 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
A funeral service was held at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2013 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Jerry Beers officiating. Special music of “Herr, gib Frieden dieser Seele,” “In the Garden” and “Amazing Grace” was played by Karin West.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.

John J. Lovekamp
John J. Lovekamp, former resident of Steelville, Missouri and business owner of JEMCO Towing, Inc, passed away Sunday, May 16, 2010 at St. John’s Hospital Hospice Unit in Springfield, Illinois at the age of 81 years.
John was a businessman in Steelville and was well known and respected by its residents over the 25 years he resided at his home, The Lazy J Ranch.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Lovekamp of their home in Jackson, Missouri; three children, Jason T. Selzer and wife Angela of Jackson, Missouri, Robin Mahnken and husband Scott of Springfield, Illinois and J. David Lovekamp and wife Cleta of Springfield, Illinois; five grandchildren, Aaron T. Dufrene and wife Emily of Williamsville, New York, Tegan B. Lovekamp of Springfield, Illinois, Tristen A. Lovekamp of Springfield, Illinois, Andrew John and Caroline Pearl Selzer of Jackson, Missouri; one great grandchild, Finn Oliver Dufrene of Williamsville, New York; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Thursday, May 20, 2010 from 5-7 p.m. and the funeral service was Friday, May 21, 2010 at 10 a.m. at the Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown, Illinois.
Interment was in the Beardstown Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Sager Funeral Home, Beardstown, Illinois.
 

Robert Curtis “Curt” Luna
Robert Curtis “Curt” Luna of St. James, Missouri was born on October 19, 1949 in St. Louis, Mo. to Haston and Lola (Faulkner) Luna and passed away at his home on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at the age of 62 years, 8 months, and 15 days.
Curt was inducted into the military in 1967 and served for four years. He worked for Walmart for over 20 years.
He is survived by one son, Robert Luna and wife Pam of Potosi, Missouri; one daughter, Lisa Trueman of Fenton, Missouri; three brothers, Gerald Wayne Luna and wife Cheri of St. James, Missouri, Alan Luna and wife Marilyn of Independence, Missouri and Kevin Luna and wife Lori of St. Peters, Missouri; one sister, Sheree Skaggs and husband Danny of Bourbon, Missouri; four grandchildren, Tyler, Lily, Brenden and Kennedy; other friends and family.
Memorial services will be conducted on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Burial will be in the Jefferson Barracks Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
 

Michael Edward Lunsford
Michael Edward Lunsford of Moberly, formerly of Steelville, Mo., was born on Monday, May 18, 1953 at Moberly, Mo., a son of Norman Edward Lunsford and Sylvia Irine (Ferguson) Lunsford. He entered eternal rest Friday, December 6, 2002 at his parents home in Steelville, Mo., at the age of 49 years, 6 months and 18 days. Those who remain to mourn his passing are his devoted wife Cheri Lunsford of Moberly, Mo.; his parents, Norman and Sylvia Lunsford of Steelville, Mo.; one daughter, Faith Lunsford of Steelville, Mo.; and three step-daughters, Michelle and husband Ed Decker of Wood River, Illinois, Tonya Vakoc of Hendersonville, North Carolina and Jennifer Ames of Moberly, Mo.; and five grandchildren. Michael is also survived by one brother, Dale Lunsford and wife Beverly of Steelville, Mo.; and two sisters, Carolyn and husband Mike Davis and Ranae and husband Danny Harmon, all of Steelville, Mo. Michael was a loving husband and father and dear friend that will be missed by all who knew him. Michael Edward Lunsford lay in state 6-8 p.m., Saturday, December 7, 2002, at the Cater Funeral Home, Moberly, Mo. and 4-8 p.m. Sunday, December 8, 2002 at the Britton Brothers Funeral Home, Steelville, Mo. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Monday, December 9, 2002 in the Britton Chapel with Reverends Jerry Beers and Harrison Brown officiating. Musical selections were provided by Rev. Jerry Beers, Rev. Bob and Carol Coleman and Shirley Brown. Committal prayers and interment were in the Steelville Cemetery, Steelville, Mo. Serving as pallbearers were Dale Lunsford, Jr., Michael Lee Davis, Kyle Davis, Preston Gillam, William "Bill" Lunsford and Gary Seabaugh. Arrangements were under the direction of Britton Funeral Home, Steelville, Mo.
 

 


 

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