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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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Michael E. Naylor
Michael E. Naylor was born May 18, 1937 and passed away October 5, 2012.
He is survived by his wife, Valerie Naylor of Cuba, Missouri; daughters, Renee and Brenda DeLaRosa of Orange, California, Lori and Ed Conrekos of Whittier, California, Tammy and Augusto Ramos of Oakdale, California and Sheryl Mayer of Marshalltown, Iowa and son, Michael Naylor; six grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be at the Cuba VFW Post on October 27, 2012 from 2-4 p.m.
He is being interred at Fort Rangon National Cemetery in San Diego, California November 1, 2012.
 

Effie Neff
Effie Neff of Cuba, Missouri was born January 20, 1923 at St. Louis, Missouri to
Jesse and Bessie (nee Harris) Wilkinson and passed away Saturday, October 8,
2011 at the Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 88
years, 8 months and 19 days.
Effie was united in marriage to Ocie Allen Neff on January 28, 1940 at the
Davisville Assembly of God Church and to this union seven children were born.
Effie spent her life taking care of her family. She was known for her wonderful
cooking and baking especially her yeast rolls, German Chocolate Cake, chicken
and dumplings, Pecan Pie and Carrot Cake just to name a few. She enjoyed
reading, crocheting, sewing, canning, playing Skip-Bo and attended the Calvary
Apostolic Church in St. James for 20+ years.
She was preceded death by her parents, Jesse and Bessie Wilkinson; husband, Ocie
Neff; one son, Ocie L. Neff; two brothers, Chester and Fred Wilkinson; one
sister, Leora Collier; one son-in-law, Willard Worley and other relatives and
friends.
She is survived by her children, Lucy and husband John Bates of Cuba, Missouri,
Gloria Worley of Cuba, Missouri, Wanda Hardin of Sullivan, Missouri, Ronnie and
wife Debbie Neff of St. Louis, Missouri, Keith and wife Brenda Neff of Cuba,
Missouri and Sheila Neff of Cuba, Missouri; one sister, Nina Skaggs of High
Ridge, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Carol Neff of St. Louis, Missouri; 20
grandchildren; many great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren;
other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Monday, October 10, 2011 from 5-8 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral
Home, Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at the Mizell Funeral
Home of Cuba with Pastor Don Lowery and Pastor Don Mitchell officiating.
Special music was by Sheila Neff and Bob Coleman.
Pallbearers were Greg, Rodney, Doug and Ronnie Neff, Gary and John Bates.
Interment and prayers followed at the Martin Cemetery, Cherryville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.


Geraldine V. Neff
Geraldine Vivian Neff, of Sullivan, Missouri, was born on January 6, 1928, in Sullivan, Missouri to William “Bill” Stroup and Myrtle George-Stroup and passed away on Friday, March 19, 2010, at the age of 82 years.
Geraldine married Warren Neff on February 8, 1945, in Sullivan, Missouri and together had one son.
Geraldine was a committed employee of Fidelity Communications for many years. She was known by many people in Sullivan as a professional housekeeper and an excellent cook. She will be fondly remembered for the wonderful pies (especially coconut cream) that she made for friends and family.
Gerrie was also a faithful member of Full Gospel Assembly of God in Sullivan, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Myrtle Stroup; her husband, Warren; a brother, William “Bud” Stroupe; and a sister, Cheryl Stroup-Hunter.
She is survived by one son, Wayne Neff of Sullivan, Missouri; brother, Thomas Stroupe and wife Fern of Bland, Missouri; sister, Thelma Marie Stroup-Summers of Bourbon, Missouri; three granddaughters, Tracy Ward and husband Rob, Amy Immekus and husband Brian, all of Sullivan, Missouri and Rachel Neff and fiance’ Matt Sauer, both of St. Louis, Missouri; former daughter-in-law, Beth Neff, of Sullivan, Missouri; four great grandchildren, Dalton, Colton, Collin and Sydney; other relatives and friends.
Services were conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at the Full Gospel Assembly of God in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Dale Graham officiating.
Burial followed in the Oddfellows Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Ronnie Lee Neff
Ronnie Neff of Bourbon, Missouri was born April 5, 1943 in Potosi, Mo to Zelmer and Melba Range Neff and passed away Friday, December 21, 2012 at the Gibbs Care Center in Steelville, Missouri at the age of 69 years.
Ronnie was a maintenance worker at several factories. He was a long time resident of Bourbon, Missouri and was known as a true handyman he loved to tinker with and fix things. In his younger years he was a fisherman but later in life he found yard sales to be his venture. Ronnie never knew a stranger he befriended everyone he met. He was know to be a walking map of Sullivan as he roamed from sale to sale throughout the area finding treasures as he went.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Zelmar and Melba Neff; twin siblings, Joan and Jerry Neff and a daughter, Melissa Neff.
He is survived by a son, Kevin Neff of Jefferson City, Missouri; two daughters, Tina Neff of Locust Grove, Oklahoma and Jennifer Crittenden and husband Matt of Bourbon, Missouri; brother, Larry Neff of Richwoods, Missouri; sister, Jackie Funkhouser of Bourbon, Missouri; two granddaughters, Haylea Riggs and Janessa Neff; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Sunday, December 23, 2012 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. on Sunday, December 23, 2012 at the funeral home burial, followed at the Bourbon Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
 

Kalo Neidert
Kalo Neidert, a retired Professor of Accounting at the University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, was born September 1, 1918 on the family farm near High Gate, Missouri, and passed away June 12, 2012 at the age of 93 years.
Following World War II, he received his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis and then attended graduate school at the University of Minnesota, before spending the remainder of his professional career in higher education.
Kalo taught at the University of Mississippi from 1953 to 1957, the University of Texas from 1957 to 1961, Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota from 1961 to 1962, and the University of Nevada from 1962 until his retirement in 1990. A C.P.A., Kalo was active in the Nevada State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Accounting Association. For his professional accomplishments, he was listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, and Who’s Who in the West.
On June 22, 1952 he married Stella Vest of St. Louis, Missouir. They would of celebrated their 60th anniversary this year.
An active member for almost 50 years at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Reno, Kalo served on its Session multiple times and provided his financial expertise to the church for many decades.
Long involved in Scouting, Kalo received the Silver Beaver award for his many years of service to the Boy Scout movement at the Pack, Troop, and District levels.
He is survived by his wife, Stella; four sons, Edward (Marcelle) of Carson City, Karl of San Diego, California, David (Laura) and Wayne, both of Reno, Nevada and a daughter Meg, stationed at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas; five grandchildren, Russ, Rob, Elizabeth, Andrew and Jeremiah; four great grandchildren, Trustin, Brycen, Mayson and Kayden; other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be conducted from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2012 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri with burial at the High Gate Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
 

Marie Elizabeth Neidert
Marie Elizabeth Neidert of St. James, Missouri was born on May 23, 1932 in Rosebud, Missouri to Jacob William and Emily Susie (Morgan) Garrett and passed away on November 7, 2011 at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center at the age of 79 years.
Marie Garrett was united in marriage to Lawrence Neidert on December 25, 1951 in Yancy Mills, Missouri.
Marie was a farmer with her husband for several years and was also a housewife. She worked at Alfred Werber and at the Missouri Veterans Home in St. James, Missouri. She did volunteer work at the Golden Age Center in St. James, Missouri. Marie was an election judge and also a supervisory judge for many years. She was a founding member of the Forest City Christian Church in St. James, Mo. She loved to sew, knit, gardening and flowers. She also loved crafts. She was also a seamstress (even in the last week in the hospital).
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jacob and Emily Garrett; her husband, Lawrence Neidert in 1971; four brothers, Kenneth, Leroy, Freddy Garrett and Marion R. Garrett and two sisters, Rosa Mae Seddon and Beatrice Forrester and granddaughter Kati Neidert on September 13, 2005.
She is survived by two sons, Joseph Neidert of St. James, Missouri and Ronald Lee Neidert and wife Patty of Diamond, Missouri; two daughters, Donna Marie Walls of Fayette, Missouri and Deborah Sue Neidert of Ironton, Missouri; one brother, Lyndon Morgan of Owensville, Missouri; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on November 9, 2011 from 11 a.m. until time of service at the Forest City Christian Church in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted on November 9, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Forest City Christian Church in St. James, Missouri with Gene Branson officiating. Music was provided by Helen Branson and Sally Carpenter.
Pallbearers were Ron Neidert, Ronnie Neidert, Mark Neidert, Kirk Alexander, Rick Harris and Herb Gleize.
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.
 

Henrietta Ness
Henrietta Ness was born in Knobville, Missouri on August 25, 1943 to Henry and
Hazel (nee Mizell) Klein and passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2011 in
Washington, Missouri at the age of 68 years, 1 month and 7 days.
On December 9 1961 she was united in marriage to Raymond Leroy Ness, known to
most as Leroy, and three children were born.
She was a Christian and a member of the First Baptist Church in St. Clair,
Missouri. She was a devoted member of the churches Leroy served over the years
and always served as a Sunday school teacher. She was a certified medical
technician and for many years had been employed in the nursing home industry.
She loved animals and enjoyed the companionship of her two basset hounds,
Sprinkles and Cena. She enjoyed the outdoors and spending time on the river with
her family was a favorite pastime. She also enjoyed going to craft shows with
Leroy and doing word search puzzles. Above all else, she cherished the time
spent with her grandson, Tyler, especially when they were watching wrestling.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Hazel Klein and one brother,
Howard Klein.
She is survived by her husband, Rev. Leroy Ness of Union, Missouri; three
children, James Ness of Union, Missouri, Sandra Law and husband Thomas of Union,
Missouri and Kristy Ness of Union, Missouri; one brother, David Klein of
Steelville, Missouri; two sisters, Violet Hanks of Steelville, Missouri and
Pauletta Sagers of Le Claire, Iowa; one grandchild, Tyler Ness of Union,
Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held after 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at the Russell
Colonial Funeral Home and after 9 a.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at First
Baptist Church in St. Clair, Missouri with funeral services at 10 a.m. and the
Rev. Dr. Phil Turner officiating.
Interment was in the Barnicle Chapel Cemetery in Steelville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St.
Clair, Missouri.


Raymond A. Neupert
Raymond A. Neupert was born November 4, 1924 in St. Louis, Missouri to August and Frieda (Sieb) Neupert, and passed away April 29, 2010 in St. James, Missouri at the age of 85 years.
Raymond was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, and was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.
He was preceded in death by his parents, August and Frieda Neupert; a brother and four sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Alice of St. James, Missouri; son, David Nail and wife Tammy of Pittsboro, Indiana; 10 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; nieces, Carol, Holly, Maxine and Darlene; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 2-3 p.m. on Sunday, May 2, 2010 at James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James, Missouri.
A memorial service was held on Sunday, May 2 beginning at 3 p.m. at James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James, Missouri with Rev. Amy Turner officiating.
Interment was at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary of St. James, Missouri.

Celestie Marie Newton
Celestie Marie Newton of Fowlerville, Michigan was born in Royal, Missouri on June 23, 1917 to August and Nora (Fuhring) Garver and passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at Geer Adult Foster Care in Fowlerville, Michigan at the age of 95 years, seven months, and 22 days.
She was united in marriage on January 6, 1940 in St. James, Missouri to Walton Newton.
She was a homemaker in her home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walton Newton; her daughter, Estella Tennant; and three brothers, Leo, Delmar, and Leslie Garver.
She is survived by her two sons, Walton “Sonny” Newton of Fowlerville, Michigan and Delmar Newton of Howell, Michigan; two brothers, Everett Garver and wife Ruth Ann of St. James, Missouri, August Garver and wife Norma of Rolla, Missouri; one sister, Bernice Drewel of Bland; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Friday, February 22, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Zion Evangelical Church in Bland.
Funeral services were Friday, February 22, 2013 at Zion Evangelical Church in Bland, Missouri at 2 p.m. with Rev. Leo Roberson and Rev. Dave Knudsen officiating.
Burial in the Countryside Memorial Gardens of Owensville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home.
 

Fern Elizabeth Nichols
Fern Elizabeth Nichols of Alton, Illinois, formerly of Cuba, Missouri, was born July 1, 1916 at Salem, Missouri to Robert F. and Sidney C. (nee Hood) Barrow and passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Alton, Illinois at the age of 95 years.
Fern was united in marriage to Earl Nichols on September 13, 1945 at Rolla, Missouri.
Fern spent her life taking care of her home and garden. In her spare time she enjoyed fishing, camping and hunting.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Sidney Barrow; husband, Earl on July 30, 1989; two brothers, James Barrow and Russell E. Barrow; two sisters Eunice Patterson and Verda.
She is survived by her nephew, James Robert “Bob” Patterson of Wood River, Illinois; niece, Joan Schmidt of Columbia, Missouri; other relatives and friends. Visitation was Friday, March 23, 2012 from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service were at 1 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2012 at the Mizell Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Lathum officiating.
Interment and prayers will follow at the Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.

William “Bill” E. Nickles, Jr.
He attended Steelville High School and worked in landscaping for Korte Services Landscaping & Design, Boast Enterprises and Huffman’s Lawn & Landscaping. He loved hunting, fishing and riding dirt bikes.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Kenneth Nickles, Sr.; and father, William E. Nickles, Sr.
He is survived by his grandmother who raised him, Barbara Nickles of Steelville, Missouri; mother, Julie Ann Martino of Lebanon, Missouri; stepmother, Eileen Nickles of Lincoln, Arkansas; sister, Ashley (Matthew) Pepin of Fayetteville, North Carolina; half-sister, Emily Martino of Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri; brothers, Jacob Nickles of Steelville, Missouri, Justin Nickles and stepbrother Jordan Julios of Lincoln, Arkansas; half-brother, Zachary Nash of Lebanon, Missouri; aunts and uncles, Ken (Sonya) Nickles, Jr. and Lisa (Sam) Setzer, all of Steelville, Missouri and Bridgette Inman (Tracy Wheeler) of Ozark, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 10 a.m.-noon and funeral service at noon, February 2, 2013 at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Pastor Jerry Beers officiating.
Burial was at the Steelville Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
 

Irene Gnemi Nielsen
Irene Gnemi Nielsen, formerly of Northfield, Illinois, was born on November 16, 1913 in Girard, Illinois and passed away on October 21, 2011 at the age of 97 in Mequon, Wisconsin.
The Carlo and Natalina Maria Gnemi family later moved from the coalmining area of Girard, Illinois to St James, Missouri to raise their family and raise grapes and farm. Carlo and Natalina Originally moved to the United States from Italy. She moved to the Chicago area after leaving St James.
In June, 1936 she married Ervin Englert. She was a widow for many years before marrying Ejner Nielsen in 1968.
Irene ran a successful business, “Lindgren Agency” in Winnetka, Illinois placing domestic help throughout the North Shore area of Chicago. She will be remembered for her sage advice, her volunteer work with local church rummage sales, her legendary cooking and baking skills; especially her cookies. She was an avid bowler, bridge player and community member. In 2003 Irene moved to Mequon, Wisconsin to be near her family.
She was preceded by deaths of her parents, Carlo and Natalina Gnemi of St. James, Missouri; brothers, William (Bill) of Ebenezer, Mississippi, Guido (Jim) of St Louis, Missouri, Charles of Gary, Indiana, Martin and Marion of St. James, Missouri; sisters, Ameda Biondo of St. Louis, Missouri and Elizabeth Schuchman of Chesterfield, Missouri.
She is survived by her daughter, Rosemary (Englert) Strauss; grandchildren, Chuck (Beth) Strauss, Deborah (Jamie) Wiebrecht and Dawn (Todd) Berlin; great grandchildren, Max, Sommer, Shelby and Matthew; brother Frank Gnemi; sisters-in-law, Alice Gnemi Wilma Gnemi; other relatives and friends.
Funeral service was held on Friday, October 28, 2011 at Lumen Christi, 138 W Buntrock in Thiensville, Wisconsin at 11 a.m. with visitation proceeding at 10 a.m.

Dorothy A. Nilges
Dorothy A. Nilges of Bourbon, Missouri passed away Thursday, November 26, 2009 at the age of 80 years old.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Cora Knoerr; brother, John Knoerr and his wife Laura, sisters, Helen Reed, Laurine Stewart and Cora Beller and husband, James.
She is survived by her children, Lyle Nilges and wife Julie of St. Louis, Missouri, Bruce Nilges and wife Crarie of St. Louis, Missouri, Mark Nilges and wife Melissa of Bourbon, Missouri and Beverly Nilges of Jefferson City, Missouri; grandchildren, Jason, Drew, Katie, Jessica, Chandra, Alleanna, Lauren, Dalton, Drake and Andrew; brother, Wilbur Knoerr of Linn, Missouri; sisters, Marie Thompson of Westphalia, Missouri and Catherine Balkenbush and husband Alois of Linn, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation from 9-11 a.m. before the service Saturday, December 12, 2009 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Bourbon, Missouri with Father James Finder officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.



Travis Michael Nix
Travis Michael Nix of Cuba, Missouri was born May 6, 1992 in St. Louis, Missouri to Douglas Edward Nix and Tammie Jo (Turnbough) Nix of Cuba, Missouri and passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2010 in Crawford County at the age of 17 years.
Travis loved being outdoors on his four-wheeler, loved dancing, loved being with friends and most of all loved being with his family.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Robert Wendell Nix and J.C. Howard; great grandparents, Roy and Helen Turnbough, Lida and Raymond Harper; great great grandparents, Litha and Emery Turnbough, Edna Fern, Vitula and Bob Drane and Bessie and Robert Nix; one uncle, Joe Richard Turnbough, Jr.
He is survived by his parents, Doug and Tammie Nix of Cuba, Missouri; two brothers, Joshua Cole Nix of Cuba, Missouri and Douglas Edward Nix, Jr. and fiancée, Brooke Parks of St. Louis, Missouri; grandparents, Geraldine Nix of Harned, Kentucky, Bonnie Caringer of Irvington, Kentucky and Joe and Betty Turnbough of Cherryville, Missouri; two nephews, Chase Michael Nix and Caden Daniel Nix; one niece, Kirsten Rae Nix; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 4-9 p.m. on Friday, April 2, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at noon on Saturday, April 3, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Bob Coleman officiating.
A poem written by friend Jesse Callahan was read. Special music of “Amazing Grace” was sung by Carol Coleman accompanied by Rev. Bob Coleman on guitar. Other music played was “One Sweet Day,” “Go Rest High” and a few of Travis’ favorite music.
Committal prayer and burial were in the Kinder Cemetery in Cuba, Missouri.
Casket bearers were Joshua Nix, Douglas Nix, Jesse Callahan, Mike Nix, Chris Caringer, Ryan Robinson, Nick Brashear and Eric Devine. Honorary casket bearers were Chase Nix, Connor Garret, Jordan Coverdell, Jessie Buehrlen, Cody Cook and Chris Feld.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

Sharon K. Nolie of Sullivan, Missouri was born on March 30, 1944 at Sullivan, Missouri and passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at the age of 71 years and 3 months.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh and Opal Collins; two sisters, Janet Miller and Linda Voss and brother-in-law, Junior Miller.
She is survived by two sons, Kelly Nolie and wife Joan and Dennis Nolie and wife Christy, all of Sullivan, Missouri; one daughter, Denise Beckett and husband Randy of Bourbon, Missouri; one brother, Wayne Collins of Sullivan, Missouri; one sister, Vergie Montague and husband Terry of Sullivan, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Kyle, Maci, Blake, Beau, Jered, DeLane, Titus and Vanessa; other relatives and friends.


Irene “Rene” Nordeck
Irene V. Nordeck nee Skeel of Cuba, Missouri was born on Friday, May 11, 1934 in St. Louis, Missouri to Clarence Skeel and Catherine Olle Skeel. She passed away in her home on Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at the age of 73 years, 2 months and 20 days.
Irene married James R. Nordeck, Sr. in St. Louis, Missouri on November 8, 1954 and to this union four children were born.
She was very devoted to her nursing field as a Rehab Med Technician. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Cuba, Missouri after moving here from Tucson, Arizona 10 years ago. Her hobbies were crocheting Native American dolls, cooking and working with her flowers.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Sue Ann Starr and brother, Eddie Skeel.
She is survived by her husband of the home; children, Neil Dennis Nordeck of California, James Robert (Darla) Nordeck, Jr. of Leasburg, Missouri, Cheryl (Bill) Martel of San Diego, California and Kathleen (Steven) Hartzler of Cuba, Missouri; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Karen Skeel of St. Louis, Missouri, Tom Starr of Cuba, Missouri, Mary Jane (June) Harpold and Dora Jean (John) Huesler of West Virginia, and Nancy Ann (Tom) Sodders of Ohio; 12 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Visitation was Thursday, August 2, 2007 from 5-8 p.m. at Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was Friday, August 3, 2007 at 10 a.m. at Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri with Father James Finder officiating. Burial at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri with pallbearers Jesse Mills, Steve Hartzler, Neil Dennis Nordeck, Jim Nordeck Jr., Russ New and Charlie Hovis.
All arrangements were under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.

Dale F. Norris
Dale F. Norris of St. James, Missouri was born February 18, 1950 in St. James, Missouri to Clarence and Dorothy (Shuey) Norris and passed away Sunday, March 18, 2012 in Rolla, Missouri at the age of 62 years.
Dale proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1968-1970 where he served two tours in Vietnam. After returning home he worked for Brown Shoe and later Amax Lead.
He was united in marriage to Susan Hildebrand on May 21, 1983 and together they shared five children.
Dale enjoyed woodworking, loved the music from the 80’s, cooking, quilting and fishing. He always looked forward to a big garden and was always ready to share the bountiful harvest with family and friends. Coming from a family of 13 children, Dale always loved family time. Family was so important to Dale and he was especially proud of his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Norris; brothers, David and Wayne Norris; sister, June Edmonds.
He is survived by his wife, Susan of the home; mother, Dorothy Norris of St. James, Missouri; children, Malena Bradshaw and husband Larry of Rolla, Missouri, Mistie Nelson of St. James, Missouri, Shannon Stenhoff and husband Dennis of Salem, Missouri, Jared Norris and wife Elizabeth of St. James, Missouri, Avery Norris of St. James, Missouri; brothers, Donald Norris and wife Nancy of St. James, Missouri, Marvin Norris and wife Mary of St. James, Missouri, Warren Norris and wife Patty of Licking, Missouri; sisters, Barbara Underwood and husband Leland of St. James, Missouri, Janet Colvin and husband Lenny of St. James, Missouri, Brenda McGranahan and husband Jim of Kentucky, Linda Carlton of Rolla, Missouri, Debbie Loughridge and husband Steve of Rolla, Missouri, Karen Carter and husband Bill of Licking, Missouri; grandchildren, Richard Bradshaw, Shelby Bradshaw, Kyria Nelson, Kory Nelson, Kylie Stenhoff, Brooklyn Stenhoff and Bodie Stenhoff other relatives and friends.
Visitation was on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. at the James & Gahr Mortuary of St. James.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary with Terrill Story officiating.
Interment was in the Asher Cemetery with full military honors.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James, Missouri.

Donald Paul Norris
Donald Paul Norris of St. James, Missouri was born February 11, 1948 in St. James, Missouri to Clarence and Dorothy (Shuey) Norris and passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013 at his home at the age of 65 years.
Donald proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from 1967-1970.
On September 11, 1982 he married Nancy Hildebrand.
Donald had a deep love for God and family. Until his illness he really enjoyed jail ministry and teaching the word of God to others. He was a Deacon at the 1st Assembly of God Church in St. James where he was a longtime member.
He loved hunting, fishing, trapping and woodworking. He was a very skilled hand crafter, making beautiful furniture for their home.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence; brothers, David, Dale, and Wayne Norris; and sister, June Edmonds.
He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Norris of St. James, Missouri; wife, Nancy of their home; children, Joshua Norris and wife Jamie of Sullivan, Missouri and Sabrina Merritt of St. James, Missouri, Isaac Norris of the home, Tina Norris of Rolla, Missouri, Shelli Vitale of St. Peters, Missouri; grandchildren, Layla, Aubrianna, Bryce and Brayden; sisters, Barb Underwood and husband Leland of Safe, Missouri, Janet Colvin and husband Lenny of St. James, Missouri, Debbie Loughridge and husband Steve of Rolla, Missouri, Linda Carlton, Brenda McGranhan and husband Jim of Kentucky, Karen Carter and husband Bill of Licking, Missouri; brothers, Warren Norris and wife Patty of Licking, Missouri, Marvin Norris and wife Mary of St. James, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Susan Norris and Patsy Norris; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Tuesday, July 16, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at the 1st Assembly of God Church in St. James, Missouri with Reverend Mick Thrasher officiating.
Interment was in the Asher Cemetery with full military honors.
Pallbearers were Jared Norris, Avery Norris, Billy Varner, Kyle Hildebrand, Doug Loughridge and Robert Norris. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Loughridge and Mark Norris.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary, St. James, Missouri.


Gary Lee Norris
Gary Lee Norris of Valley Park, Missouri was born in St. Louis, Missouri on July 1, 1958 to Joseph Sr. and Doris (Mathena) Norris and passed away July 3, 2010 at his home at the age of 52 years.
Gary was born into a large family with 10 children where there was always someone to play with and later you always knew “someone had your back.”
Gary was injured in a swimming accident at the age of 18 that left him disabled. But for Gary that wouldn’t work, he learned life is what you make it, so that’s what he did. He loved working on cars, country music and spending time with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Norris Sr. and sisters, Robin Norris and Sharon Ball.
He is survived by his mother, Doris Norris of Kirkwood, Missouri; twin sister, Terry Norris of St. Louis, Missouri; brothers, Carl Norris and wife Janice of Lebanon, Missouri, Ron Norris and wife Pat of Cedar Hill, Missouri, Roger Norris of Fenton, Missouri; sisters, Maxine Donaldson and husband Frank of Dallas, Texas, Vivian Lea of Marissa, Illinois, Joann Bishop and husband Dallas of Ballwin, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Tuesday, July 6, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. at the James & Gahr Mortuary, St. James, Missouri.
Funeral service was held Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Charles Curtman officiating.
Interment in the St. James Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary, St. James, Missouri.
 

 


 

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