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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.

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Lyle Wallace Pace
Lyle Wallace Pace of Cuba, Missouri was born to Onice E. and Delia (Minnick) Pace on June 3, 1930 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and passed away Sunday, July 4, 2010 at his home at the age of 80 years.
Lyle was united in marriage to Dolores A. “Dolly” Maxwell on June 10, 1950 in Creve Coeur, Missouri and to this union four children were born.
Lyle retired from McDonnell Douglas in 1984 after 34 years of dedicated service as an Airplane Mechanic. He was known to always help others whether it be with a vehicle, building a home or whatever someone else needed. In his spare time he enjoyed gardening.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Onice E. and Delia Pace; wife, Dolores Pace; sister, Dee Holzum; son-in-law, Roland Woodard; other relatives and friends.
He is survived by four children, Daniel L. and wife Nancy Pace of Ballwin, Missouri and Rex Allan and wife Sami Pace of Labadie, Missouri, Gwen Woodard and Laurie Jane and husband Bruce Setter, both of Cuba, Missouri; two brothers, Bill Pace of Missouri and Gene and wife Edith Pace of Valley Park, Missouri; brother-in-law, Earl Holzum of Arizona; special friend, Sharon Hagerman of Alton, Illinois; 14 grandchildren, four great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Thursday, July 8, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. at Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri. Funeral services were held on Friday, July 9, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri with Rev. Neil Lewis, officiating.
Interment followed at 2 p.m. at the Bethany Cemetery, Winfield, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Frederick C. Palmer, Sr.
Frederick C. Palmer Sr. of Cuba, Missouri was born Friday, August 1, 1924 at Cuba, Missouri to Orlando and Rachael Palmer and passed away Monday, December 21, 2009 at Cuba, Missouri at the age of 85 years, 4 months and 20 days.
Fred was united in marriage to Elmira A. Irvin on May 15, 1945 and to this union five children were born. Elmira passed away in 1985. Fred was united in marriage to Kathleen “Kay” Roberts. Fred retired in 1986 as a welder from Steel Weld Company in St. Clair, Missouri after many years of dedicated service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, writing his own songs and poems, working in his garden and working. He was a longtime member of the Delhi Baptist Church of Cuba and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Orlando and Rachael Palmer; first wife, Elmira Palmer; other relatives and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Kay Palmer of Cuba, Missouri; five children, Marvin and wife Barbara Palmer of Jacksonville, Florida, Fred Jr. and wife Linda Palmer of Leasburg, Robert “Bob” Palmer of Springfield, Missouri, Ronald and wife Betty Palmer of Cuba and Beverly Dixon of the state of Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; one brother, Glen Palmer; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Monday, December 28, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, December 28, 2009 with Pastor Doug Windle officiating. Special music will be “Amazing Grace,” “How Great Thou Art” and “In the Garden.”
Interment followed at the Meramec Hills Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

James Clevie Palmer
James Clevie Palmer of Salem, Missouri was born in Coffee County, Alabama August 5, 1931 to Clevie and Hettie (Johnson) Palmer and passed away January 29, 2012 in Columbia, Missouri at the age of 80 years.
James proudly served 22 years in the United States Army serving as a Medical Tech in the Korean Conflict and then served two tours in Vietnam for the United States Army Special Forces, also known as the Green Berets. James was a highly decorated soldier who was also awarded a Purple Heart, he was a Life Member of the Special Forces, Life member of The Purple Heart Association, and a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans.
After serving his country, James went back to Biloxi, Mississippi and went to school and earned his degree in nursing as a Registered Nurse; he then moved to Topeka, Kansas to be close to his children.
It was while working in a hospital in Topeka that he met fellow nurse Maxine Cowser, they married June 23, 1981. He and Maxine moved back to the Biloxi where they both worked at the VA hospital.
James and Maxine found 60 acres in Missouri between St. James and Salem, where they built a home. James loved to garden so much that he had two huge gardens and a green house that he had built himself where he could start his plants from seed to set out when it came time. James was also a collector of “big-boy” toys, and boy did he love that tractor!
James was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in St. James, and thanked the Lord everyday for all the blessings that had been bestowed upon he and Maxine.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clevie and Hettie Palmer and his brother, Gerald Palmer.
He is survived by his wife Maxine of the home; children, Jimmy Palmer and wife Renate of Darlington, Florida, Steven Palmer and wife Barbara of Gainesville, Florida, Robin Clement and husband Charles of Bonner Springs, Kansas, Cindy Dillard of Shawnee Mission, Kansas, David Cowser and wife JoAnna of Topeka, Kansas; sisters, Juanita McCall of Winterhaven, Florida and Alice McClain of Avon Park, Florida; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Thursday, February 2, 2012 from 5-7 p.m.
Funeral services were held Friday, February 3, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in St. James, Missouri with reverend Mick Thrasher officiating.
Interment in the Missouri state Veterans Cemetery in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri at 1 p.m.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary.


Kathleen Palmer
Kathleen “Kay” Palmer of Cuba, Missouri was born and raised in the Salem, Missouri area and sometime later in Cuba, Missouri. She passed away on Friday, January 1, 2010 at the age of 85 years.
Her first marriage was to Jesse Long in 1954. She worked as a switchboard operator for the city of Webster Groves, Missouri. She later became employed as a switchboard operator at Barnes Hospital and then at the New Era Shirt Company.
Upon the death of her husband, she moved to Sullivan in 1978 where she was later united in marriage to Payne McMurphy. Together they managed the Sullivan Homes and was also a dispatcher for the Sullivan Police Department.
After Payne’s death she was married to Fred Palmer and made her home in Cuba, Missouri.
She always thought of others first and was known as a hard worker. She was religious and a devoted Christian who enjoyed church work and was a former member of the Delphi Singers.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Jesse, Payne and Fred; son-in-law, Don Rose Sr. and brother, Arless Roberts.
She is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Rose of Hazelwood, Missouri; grandson, Don Rose Jr. and wife Pamela of Hazelwood, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 from the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Scott Perry officiating.
Interment in Lick Creek Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home of Sullivan, Missouri.

Charlotte Marie Pankey
Charlotte Marie Pankey of St. James, Missouri was born on December 4, 1938 in Little Blue, Missouri to Chester H. and Opal Marie (Singleton) Gandy and passed away at the Golden Living Center on February 13, 2013 at the age of 74 years, 2 months and 9 days.
Charlotte was united in marriage to David Franklin Pankey on March 19, 1956 in Phelps County, Missouri.
Preceding Charlotte Pankey in death was her husband, David Franklin Pankey in 1993; father and mother, Chester H. and Opal Marie (Singleton) Gandy; one daughter, Barbara Ann Pankey in 1957; one brother, Chester Lee Gandy in 1972; two sisters, Joyce Glaine Hollingshead in 1984; and Mary Ellen Hollingshead in 2010.
She is survived by two sons, David Lee Pankey (Beth) of Rolla, Missouri and Donald Eugene Pankey (Barbara) of St. James, Missouri; two daughters, Joann Light (James) of St. James, Missouri and Melissa Pankey (Ricky) of Rolla, Missouri; many grandchildren; great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2013 at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in St. James, Missouri with Reverend Leslie Buckner officiating.
Burial was in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Cuba, Missouri.
Pallbearers were John Warren, Brandon Pankey, Henry Vedenhoupt, Donald Pankey, Mike Alexander and Chester Hollingshead.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.


David Arthur Parker
David Arthur Parker of Cuba, Missouri was born on Tuesday, September 30, 1958 at Vienna, Missouri to Tom and Marcella (nee Glenn) Parker and passed away Friday, April 2, 2010 at St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 51 years, 6 months and 2 days.
David was an owner/operator of dump trucks and heavy equipment since he was old enough to drive. He hauled asphalt in the summer and screened gravel in the winter (which he learned from his dad). David graduated as a diesel mechanic from the tech school in Sedalia, Missouri. David loved his family and spending Sunday’s with them.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Marcella Parker; brother-in-law, Dean Hammond; mother-in-law, Judith Beauchamp; other relatives and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Ann Marie Beauchamp Parker of the home; son, Jeremy Nathan and wife Melissa Parker of Vienna, Missouri; three grandsons, Cody, Christopher and Cole Parker of Vienna, Missouri; three sisters, Pam and husband Paul James of Vienna, Missouri, Pat and husband Kenny Strautman of Vienna, Missouri and Gee Hammond of Columbia, Missouri; one brother, Tommy Parker of Vienna, Missouri; father-in-law, Roger and wife Connie Beauchamp of St. Genevieve, Missouri; sister-in-law, Mary and husband Larry Honse of Vienna, Missouri; two brothers-in-law, Tommy and wife Kelly Beauchamp of St. Louis, Missouri and Lonnie and wife Belinda Beauchamp of Pevely, Missouri; special friend and “like a brother” Bob Morris of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Tuesday, April 6, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. at the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Varble “Bo” Parsons
Varble “Bo” Parsons of Sullivan, Missouri passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at the age of 51 years, 2 months and 11 days.
Bo was born at Advance, Missouri and raised in Greenville. She later moved to Pacific, Missouri where she graduated high school.
Bo married Rick Parsons, Sr. and made their home in Villa Ridge, Missouri for a time.
She was a stay-at-home mom for several years. During this time she went to clown school and learned to perform as BoBo the clown. She would perform at parties, church functions and nursing homes just to name a few of her venues. Bo later moved to Sullivan, Missouri where she was employed at Havin Materials for 15 years.
She was married to Steven Hathman for a time and made her home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Bo later worked for Boast Enterprises as a secretary. She was a hard working and dedicated woman to make ends meet. She was full of life and always had a smile. People were drawn to her as she had a compassionate spirit. Her life revolved around her family as they came first in her life and she dearly loved her grandchildren. Bo loved music too and enjoyed playing the piano and singing. She also composed several songs; many of which have been sung at weddings and funerals. Bo attended Faith Assembly of God in Sullivan and would often sing to the Senior Saints at church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Ota (Ennest) Crutchfield; and two brothers, A.C. and Harold Crutchfield.
She is survived by three sons, Ricky Parsons, Jr. and wife Christina, Nathan Parsons and wife Kerry, Shelby Hathman, all of Sullivan, Missouri; three grandchildren, Lucas, Brynn and Nora Parsons; six brothers, James Crutchfield of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Elmar Crutchfield of West Monroe, Louisiana, Melvin Crutchfield of Greenville, Missouri, Thomas Crutchfield of Greenville, Missouri, Raymond Crutchfield of Advance, Missouri, Jessie Crutchfield of Fenton, Missouri; three sisters, Lora Gumpert of South Haven, Arkansas, Leigh McFall of Mountain Home, Arkansas and Peggy Crutchfield of Greenfield, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013 at Faith Assembly of God in Sullivan, Missouri and on Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 9 a.m. until time of service at the church.
Funeral services were conducted 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2013 from Faith Assembly of God in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Jeff Peters officiating.
Interment was in the Stanton Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.


Vivian Ilene Pasternacki
Vivian Ilene Pasternacki (nee Vance) of Steelville, Missouri was born Wednesday, February 10, 1932 at Steelville, Missouri to Jewell and Iona (nee Starks) Vance and passed away Sunday, May 30, 2010 at St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 78 years, 3 months and 20 days.
Ilene worked in sales, was a seamstress and then became a truck driver before becoming the owner/operator of her own restaurant. She was a member of the Coffee Community Church of Steelville. In her spare time she played the organ, the accordion and pinochle. She raised a beautiful vegetable garden and always enjoyed fishing. She was known as always being kind hearted and was willing to help anyone.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jewell and Iona Vance; one daughter, Terry Lynn Hassler; other relatives and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Frank Pasternacki of the home; two daughters, Shirley Brooks and partner Diane of Roscoe, Illinois, Pat and husband Jim Gilley of McHenry, Illinois; one son, Randy Ransom of Steelville, Missouri; brothers, Ray and wife Joyce Vance of Steelville, Missouri, Edgar Vance of Tennessee, Melvin Vance of Poplar Grove, Illinois; 15 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, special friends Judy and Ed Behr and Donna and Tom Lott; other relatives and friends.
Memorial visitation was held Saturday, June 5, 2010 from 2-4 p.m. at the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
Memorial service was held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Jerry Beers officiating. Special music was “Amazing Grace,” “Beulah Land” and “The Old Rugged Cross.”
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Sylvester “Bud” E. Patterson
Sylvester E. “Bud” Patterson of St. James, Missouri was born to George L. and Laura (Jackson) Patterson on Wednesday, January 4, 1922 at Lepanto, Arkansas and passed away Sunday, December 20, 2009 at St. James, Missouri at the age of 87 years, 11 months and 16 days.
Bud retired from Caterpillar Company after many years of service. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a member of the St. James VFW Post #5608. In his spare time he enjoyed playing Bingo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George L. and Laura Patterson; wife, Dorothy D. Patterson; two brothers, Marshall and Donald Patterson; one sister, Juanita Taylor; other relatives and friends.
He is survived by two sisters, Shirley Barnes of Cuba, Missouri and Hazel Hall of Belleville, Illinois; other relatives and friends.
Private services were held with interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
 

Evelyn Oleta Paul
Evelyn Oleta Paul was born in Sullivan, Missouri on December 13, 1939 to Robert Benett and Thelma Ruth Dauer Doyle and passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013 at her home at the age of 73 years.
She and Curtis Paul were married on January 5, 1957.
Evelyn spent the majority of her life in the Sullivan, Missouri area working at both the International and Midwest Shoe Companies. She enjoyed yard work and took great pride in her flowers. She was raised in the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Thelma Benett; her husband in February 2000; and by a son, Curtis Paul.
She is survived by two sons, Robert Paul and wife Judy of Sullivan, Missouri and Eric Paul and wife Carrie of Bourbon, Missouri; two brothers, Gary Doyle and wife Mary of Cuba, Missouri and William Doyle of Colorado; two sisters, Carol Mercer and husband Paul of Sullivan, Missouri and Judy Doyle of Cuba, Missouri; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Graveside services were held on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at the Bourbon Cemetery with the Pastor Raymond T. Yates officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Bradley Anderson Payne
Bradley Anderson Payne of Steelville, Missouri was born November 4, 1917 in Foreman, Arkansas to Elisha Foster and Maybelle White Payne and passed away Sunday, August 21, 2011 at Gibbs Care Center in Steelville, Missouri at the age of 93 years.
On October 25, 1940, he was united in marriage to Jewell Rogers.
Bradley served in the U.S. Army as a cook from June 29, 1945 until January 26, 1946 and was awarded the Victory Medal during WWII.
Bradley was a musician, playing his guitar for local church services as well as helping in the construction of a local church. He also served as a deacon and fostered many young children never turning any away. During this time he was employed by a local farm and later was contracted by a trucking company. He was also employed by Vitro Products and later worked at Finclair Plating in St. Louis until retiring and moving to Steelville, Missouri.
He was well known for being a trickster and trying to fool others. He frequently dragged his family on long eventful summer trips.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elisha and Maybelle Payne; his wife, Jewell; three children, Glenna Bell Wilson, Billy Ray Payne and Bobby Lee Payne and three grandchildren, Shelia Rudis, Sherry Campbell and Anthony Payne.
He is survived by his six children, Sherman Earl Payne (late Sandra), Roy Anderson Payne and wife Mary and Larry Dale Payne and wife Vicki, all of Steelville, Missouri, Betty Jean Campbell and husband James of St. Louis, Missouri, Judy Ann Mattingly and husband Richard of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri and Susan Arlene Lunsford and husband Michael of Park Hills, Missouri; 21 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; 10 great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 10 a.m. until service time and afterwards until 9 p.m. on Friday, August 26, 2011 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri. The American Legion Riders attended as the Honor Guard.
Funeral services were held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, August 26, 2011 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home with Rev. Harrison Brown and Rev. James Campbell officiating. Special music of “Let’s Go Down to the River” and “Daddy’s Hands” was sung by Bob and Carol Coleman accompanied on piano by Shirley Brown. Other special music of “I Can Only Imagine” and “He Walked on Water” was played.
Graveside services with full military honors by the U.S. Army and the Popular Bluff American Legion was held at noon on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at the Kerns Chapel Cemetery in Popular Bluff, Missouri with Rev. James Campbell officiating. Music of “The Old Rugged Cross” and “What a Day That will be” was sung by Betty Campbell, Susan Lunsford, Christine Palmer, Tammy Moore and Tracey McHugh and accompanied on guitar by Josh Palmer.
Casket bearers were Ray Wilson, Mark Payne, Bradley Lunsford, Leeroy Payne, Mike Sherman, Terry Mattingly, Jerry Payne and Jeff Mattingly.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.
 

Loyd A. Payne
Loyd A. Payne of St. James, Missouri was born February 20, 1936 at Thayer, Missouri to Loyd Alfred Payne Sr. and Bonnie (Sandridge) Payne and passed away suddenly at his home Friday October 16, 2009. He was 73 years, 7 months and 26 days of age.
On May 27, 1954 at Alton, Missouri he was united in marriage to Ruth Evelyn Javaux Payne.
Loyd was a family person who loved his family and especially his granddaughter Jessica.
He was an assistant manager of a Barge Co. for many years. He was treasurer, Deacon and Father of the Year along with being a Sunday School teacher at the Thayer, Missouri, Assembly of God before moving to St. James, Missouri.
He and his wife, Evelyn, attended the First Assembly of God of St. James, Missouri where they have many special friends. He enjoyed working on his farm raising cattle and goats and being in the outdoors.
He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Ruth Evelyn Payne of St. James, Missouri; daughters, Tanya Wood and husband Douglas of St. Louis, Missouri and Sheila Heine Javaux of Arnold, Missouri; brother, Joe Payne of Independence, Missouri; sisters, Faye Mills of Thayer, Missouri, Lyda West and husband Gene of Denver, Colorado, Gladys Farnbach and husband Ron of St. Ann, Missouri; one granddaughter, Jessica Lauren Heine; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Monday, October 19, 2009 from 5-8 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James with Bro. Mick Thrasher officiating.
Burial at the High Gate Baptist Church Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Margie A. Payne
Margie Payne, formally of Sullivan, Missouri was born December 2, 1935 in Northcutt, Missouri to Richard McKinley and Mary Agnes Hayes Witt and passed away Friday, June 21, 2013 at the Frene Valley Health Center in Hermann, Missouri at the age of 77 years.
She and Woodrow E. Payne were married March 6, 1954.
Margie was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church of Leasburg, Missouri. She was a cook at the Sullivan Elementary School for several years. She enjoyed fishing and spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard McKinley and Mary Witt; her husband, Woodrow Payne on February 19, 2011; a son, Woodrow Allen Payne; four brothers, Kenneth, Wendell, Lewis and James Witt; eight sisters, Marion, Genevieve, Estelle, Edna, Cecil, Betty, Nora and Hazel.
She is survived by a son, Rick Payne and wife Josie of Hermann, Missouri; brother, Charles Witt of Sullivan, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Sherry Horn; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Sunday, June 23, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. at the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri
Funeral services were on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Chapel with burial at the Crossroads Cemetery in Leasburg, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
 

Mary E. Payne
Mary E. Payne of Sullivan, Missouri was born on November 29, 1923 near Sullivan, Missouri at what was then Meramec to Claud and Daisy (Dill) Crockett and passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at the Meramec Nursing Center, Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 87 years.
She was raised in this area and later graduated from Sullivan High School.
She was united in marriage to Lester W. Payne on September 18, 1943 and to this marriage seven children were born.
They lived in California for a time and later moved back to the Sullivan area in 1965. Mary was baptized and became a member of Evergreen Baptist Church and later in life attended Reedville Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing and embroidering and made several quilts doing the quilting all by hand. Mary was a true lover of animals and believed in the sanctity of life for all creatures. She also enjoyed Bingo and “going to the boats,” and especially singing.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Claud nd Daisy Crockett; husband, Lester; a grandson, Dion Payne and a brother, Claud Crockett.
She is survived by three sons, Jim Payne of Cuba, Missouri, John Payne and life partner Susan of the state of California, and Jahn Payne and wife Daisy of Bourbon, Missouri; four daughters, Linda Gatch and husband Adam of Salem, Oregon, Sue Lahmann and husband Daxton of Bourbon, Missouri, Mary Jane Stout and husband Mike of Cuba, Missouri and Virginia “Boody” Forrester and husband Dennis of Sullivan, Missouri; one sister Jo Schuenemeyer of Union, Missouri; 17 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; one aunt, Alona Sohn; other relatives and friends.
It was the desire of Mary to be cremated and memorial funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, November 5, 2011 from the Trinity Chapel, Leasburg, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Norvel Ray Payne
Norvel Ray Payne of Leasburg, Missouri, was born on December 17, 1938 to James Payne and Martha Thomas and passed away August 16, 2010 at the Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan at the age of 71 years, 7 months and 30 days.
Norvel was a member of the Christian Family Fellowship Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Martha Payne and a sister, Dorothy Boyer.
He is survived by a son, Billy Payne of Iberia, Missouri; daughter, Wendy Barnhart and husband Larry of Iberia, Missouri; three brothers, James Payne of Cuba, Missouri, Harvey Payne and wife Johnny Sue of Farmington, Missouri and Bobby Payne and wife Terry of Farmington, Missouri; sister, Wilda Payne of Farmington, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted on Friday, August 20, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the DeClue Chapel with Bro. Jim Payne officiating.
Interment and final prayers held at Caledonia Methodist Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the DeClue Family Funeral Home in Potosi, Missouri.

Gordon D. Peanick
Gordon D. Peanick of Cuba, Missouri, formerly of Steelville, Missouri, was born on December 13, 1936 in Kirkwood, Missouri to William Davis and Esther M. Krumery Peanick and passed away in Cuba, Missouri on Monday, May 21, 2012 at the age of 75 years, 5 months and 8 days.
Gordon served his country honorably in the United States Air Force. He was a carpenter by trade building residential homes. His hobbies were fishing, hunting and camping.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Esther Peanick; infant daughter, Lisa Gayle Peanick; son, Brion Peanick; sisters, Ruby (Ralph) Hill and Dorothy Jane Owens; brothers, William Peanick, John (Nellie) Peanick, and Jim Peanick; brother-in-law, Kenny Mertz; twin grandchildren, Isaac and Isaiah Nickles.
He is survived by his children, April Miner, Lisa (Mark Johannesman) Brand and Sonya (Ken) Nickles all of Steelville, Missouri, Faith Pitts and Timothy Peanick, all of Cuba, Missouri; sisters, Mary Mertz of Creve Coeur, Missouri and Diane (Wayne) Rambaud of Lake Ozark, Missouri; brother, Al (Rose) Peanick of Ozark, Missouri; sister-in-law, Jane Peanick of Ellisville, Missouri; friend, Raymond Turnbough; 14 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Thursday, May 24, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. and funeral service Friday, May 25, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Terry Knight officiating.
Burial was at the Countryside Memorial Gardens, Owensville, Missouri with full military honors.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.


Elsie Francis Pearce
Elsie Francis Pearce of St. James, Missouri was born on October 7, 1924 to Luther T. and Florence (Vulgamore) Peters and passed away on Wednesday, August 18, 2010, at the Phelps County Regional Hospital in Rolla, Missouri. She was 85 years, 10 months and 11 days of age.
She was preceded in death are her parents, Luther and Florence Peters and one brother, Robert Peters.
She is survived by one daughter, Lisa Christen and husband David of St. James, Missouri; one son, Joseph Pearce and wife Rina of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, Brandon, Steven, Shannon and Glen; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from noon till time of memorial service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 21, 2010 at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in St. James, Missouri.
Memorial services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 21, 2010 at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in St. James, Missouri with Aaron Jeffers officiating. Music was provided by Don Davis.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Geraldine Ann “Gerrie” Pellet
Gerrie and her late husband Glen owned and operated the Dutch Barn Restaurant in Cuba for several years. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Cuba, Seminar Club and a former member of the Lemay-Jefferson Barracks Lions Club.
In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, bowling, cooking, canning and was a former Avon representative but most of all she truly enjoyed being mom and grandma.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie and Evelyn Going; husband, Glen J. Pellet; four sons, Richard, David and Robert Christiansen and Paul Pellet.
She is survived by her four children, Michael Christiansen, Carole and husband Bill Renaud, Kathleen “Kathy” and husband Jim Berger, Pamela and husband Steve Auer all of St. Louis, Missouri; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. at John L. Ziegenhein & Sons South County Chapel 4830 Lemay Ferry Rd. St. Louis, Missouri 63129.
Funeral service was held on Monday, January 28, 2013 at 2 p.m. at John L. Ziegenhein & Sons South County Chapel with Bill Renaud, officiating.
Interment followed at Park Lawn Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.


Glennon John Pellet
Glennon John Pellet of Cuba, Missouri was born to the union of Arthur Pellet and Edna (Prack) Pellet on November 12, 1928 and passed away Monday, July 23, 2007 in Cuba, Missouri at the age of 78 years, 8 months and 11 days.
Glen was united in marriage to Geraldine Ann Going on December 30, 1949 in St. Louis, Missouri.
He was the former owner/operator of Foundry Products, Inc. and Sealers, Inc. both in St. Louis, Missouri, Dutch Barn Restaurant and KBCC 1430AM Radio in Cuba, Missouri and he helped found the Circle “J” Ranch in Gasconade County, Missouri a place of shelter for abused children and unwed mothers. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Cuba, Missouri and a former member of the Lemay Lions Club. During his retirement years he enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family.
Glen is preceded in death by his parents; three sons, David and Robert Christiansen and Paul Pellet, two brothers, Warren and Marvin Pellet; three sisters, Melba and Connie Pellet and Sally Brewer.
He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Ann Pellet of the home; two sons, Michael Christiansen of St. Louis, Missouri and Richard Christiansen of High Ridge, Missouri; three daughters, Carole and husband Bill Renaud, Kathleen and husband Jim Berger and Pamela and husband Steve Auer all of St. Louis, Missouri; 11 grandchildren, four great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Wednesday, July 25, 2007 from 5-8 p.m. at Britton Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was Thursday, July 26, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Cuba, Missouri with Rev. Aaron Kotila officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Robert Renaud, Michael Ziegler, Brent Papek, Jim Berger, Bill Renaud and Steve Auer.
Interment was the Park Lawn Cemetery, Lemay, Missouri at 2:30 p.m.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Alvina M. Penning
Alvina M. Penning of Cuba, Missouri was born June 26, 1926 in Crawford County, Missouri near Pucky Huddle to Ray Setzer and Gladys (Skaggs) Setzer and passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at her home at the age of 84 years.
In June of 1946 in St. Louis, she was united in marriage to Clarence “Bud” Edward Penning.
As a little girl, her mother passed away and special aunt, Artie Skaggs helped raise her.
Alvina worked as a hairdresser in St. Louis for many years and later moved to Cuba where she owned and operated her own beauty shop at Indian Hills.
She was very active at Cuba in Eastern Star and the VFW Auxiliary.
She always looked forward to her class reunions and former classmates always enjoyed hearing the past history of the area. Alvina enjoyed fishing and was an excellent cook.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Gladys Setzer; her step mother, Freida Stotler; her husband, “Bud” Penning on March 28, 1987; one brother, Charles Setzer; brother-in-law, Marvin Andrews and one grandson, Keith Penning.
She is survived by three sons, Pete Penning and wife Kathy of Tampa, Florida, Denny Penning and wife Debbie of Hazelwood, Missouri and Bill Penning of Cuba, Missouri; one brother, Ray Setzer and wife Melba of Portland, Oregon; one sister, Doris Andrews of Cuba, Missouri; six grandchildren, Amy Gustafson and husband Sean of Orlando, Florida, David Penning and wife Karen, Scott Penning and wife Jody, Pat Penning and wife Courtney, Chris Penning and Brad Penning, all of St. Louis, Missouri; eight great grandchildren, Chelsea Penning, Logan and Paige Gustafson, Mandy and Courtney Penning, Haley, Hannah and Scottie Penning; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 8, 2010 with a V.F.W Auxiliary service held at 1:30 p.m. at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
A funeral service was at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 8, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Farr officiating. Special music of “Precious Memories” and “Mountain Railroad” was sang and played by Stanley and Velma Martin. Other music of “Amazing Grace” and “Go Rest High” was also played. Special family memories were shared by son, Denny Penning.
Interment was at the Jefferson Barracks Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

Donald M. Pennock
Donald M. Pennock of Bourbon, Missouri was born at Bourbon, Missouri to Hugh and Elsie (Jones) Pennock and passed away Monday, January 4, 2010 at the age of 85 years.
He was a life-long resident of Bourbon and on May 10, 1949 married Betty Summers.
He honorably served his country during WWII with the U.S. Navy earning the American Defense ribbon and the Victory Medal. After his discharge he worked for the Proctor Counter Company. Later he worked for the Fashion Shoe Company in Sullivan and retired from there after 20 years as a machine repairman. He enjoyed music and played the guitar and fiddle. He was an accomplished maker of guitars and fiddles, some of which are in use today. Donald was a member of the New Testament Baptist Church of Sullivan.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; two brothers in infancy plus four other brothers, Elzie, Cecil, Eugene and Floyd Pennock and two sisters, Dorothy Summers and Lola Richards.
He is survived by a brother, Lloyd Pennock and wife Betty of Bourbon, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 from the New Testament Baptist Church in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Charles Idleman officiating.
Interment was in the Bourbon Cemetery, Bourbon, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

John Calvin Pennock
John Calvin Pennock was born to Christian C. Pennock and Annie Cavanaugh Pennock on September 25, 1923, in Bourbon, Missouri. He passed away at the age of 84 years.
He graduated from Bourbon High School in 1941, and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942. He served as a naval aviator and flight instructor and was released to inactive duty December 31, 1946. John graduated from the University of Texas College of Pharmacy in 1950 and then owned and operated his own Pharmacy in Dallas, Texas for 27 years.
He married Joy Eubanks Hall on September 1, 1977, and then settled in Edgewood, Texas. He worked as the pharmacist at Myatt’s Pharmacy in Wills Point from 1977 to 1981 and then at Bruce and Human Pharmacy in Wills Point from 1981 to 1995.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Cecil Claudius Pennok, Frances Marion Pennock, George William Pennock, Ernest Pennock, and Joseph Lawrence Pennock.
He is survived by his wife, of Edgewood, Texas; sons, Stan Pennock of Dallas, Texas and Greg Pennock of Parker, Texas; daughter, Shari Pennock Corley of McKinney, Texas; grandson, Austin James Corley; granddaughters, Alyssa Joy Corley and Casey Jade Frazier; other relatives and friends.
Services were Monday, November 26, 2007 at 1 p.m. at Cheatham Memorial United Methodist Church in Edgewood, Texas. A private graveside service followed at Josephine Cemetery in Josephine, Texas.
Pallbearers were Derrell J. Hall, Shane Musselwhite, Matt Matheson, Kavin Corley, George Wilson, and William Wilson.
Arrangements were under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Edgewood, Texas.

John H. Perrigue
John H. Perrigue of Kimberling City, Missouri, was born February 16, 1937 in St. Louis, Missouri to Ben and Leona (Ogle) Perrigue and passed away Thursday, May 30, 2013 at the age of 76 years.
John was a retired manager for AT&T who lived in the area for the past 23 years coming from Wichita, Kansas. He did not know a stranger, had a good sense of humor and loved to play jokes, enjoyed fishing and loved helping and volunteering.
John served in the US Navy, was a member of the Kimberling City Masonic Lodge, the Shriners, Scottish Rite and the Kimberling City United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Leona Perrigue; and one brother, Jerry Perrigue.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Perrigue of Kimberling City, Missouri; one son, John C. Perrigue and wife Christine of Ambler, Pennyslvania; three daughters, Lisa Philipps and husband David of Lake Ozark, Missouri, Laurie Perrigue and husband Larry Forbes of Clinton, Missouri and Linda Perrigue-Branson and husband Jerry of Fenton, Missouri; one sister, Dodie Frazier of Mehlville, Missouri, six grandchildren, Carrie Perrigue, Ashley Grippo and husband Joey, Michael Philipps, Justin Branson, Lindsey Branson and Jordan Perrigue; other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 in the Kimberling City United Methodist Church, Kimberling City, Missouri with Reverend Clif Crockett officiating. A Masonic service was held at 10:30 a.m. before the service.
Cremation was under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City, Missouri.

 

Lisa Louise Persicke
Lisa Louise Persicke of St. James, Missouri was born on December 4, 1967 in St. Louis, Missouri to Charles Clifton and Louise (Fey) and passed away Sunday, August 19, 2012 at the age of 44 years.
Lisa was a 1986 graduate of John F. Hodge High School where she was active in ROTC, cheerleading. She was voted homecoming queen in 1985 and played the saxophone in the high school band. Lisa attended college at University of Missouri at Columbia where she received her degree in Respiratory Therapy.
Lisa Louise Clifton was united in marriage to Carl Persicke August 12, 1989 and to this union two children were born. Lisa and Carl were great partners in life and on the dance floor, they competed in several country & western dance competitions and were the grand champions in 1995 of the Great American Traditional Country & Western Dance Tour. She was an avid runner and ran in many marathons including the Boston Marathon. She had also competed in several triathlons. She was a swimmer, bicyclist, and dancer. She loved horseback riding, gardening, camping, softball and raising chickens. Lisa had accomplished so many wonderful moments in her life, but nothing compared in the love that she had for her husband, children and her family.
Lisa is survived by her husband, Carl of the home; children, Brittany Persicke of St. James, Missouri and Wesley Persicke of Warrensburg, Missouri; mother, Louise Clifton of St. James, Missouri; mother-in-law, Joan Persicke of St. James, Missouri; brothers, Joe Hauck and wife Virginia of Rolla, Missouri, Dennis Hauck and wife Ardella of St. James, Missouri, Marty Hauck and wife Susie of St. James, Missouri, Curt Hauck of St. James, Missouri, Henry Hauck and wife Gayla of Columbia, Missouri, Charles Clifton and wife Kellie of Clarksville, Tennessee, Douglas Clifton and wife Sheila of Knob Noster, Missouri; sisters, Cindy Yoder and husband Willie of LaGrange, Indiana, Susan Akagi and husband Art of Loudon, Tennessee, Cindy Walls and husband Ed of St. James, Missouri; brothers-in law, William Persicke and wife Rita of St. James, Missouri, Willis Persicke and wife Sheryl of Jefferson City, Missouri, Donald Persicke of St. James, Missouri, Russell Persicke of St. James, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Tina Hauck, Dee Dee Persicke and friend Bill Lawless of St. James, Missouri; special friend, Christine Thompson of Arizona; 45 nieces and nephews, a host of extended family and many friends.
Visitation for family and friends will be Thursday, August 23, 2012 from 5-9 p.m.
Funeral services for Lisa Louise Persicke will be held Friday, August 24, 2012 at 11 a.m. with Pastors Don Carson and Howard Megill officiating.
Interment will be in the St. James Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary.

Henry F. “Hank” Peterson III
Henry F. “Hank” Peterson III was born to Shirley (Foster) Peterson and the late Henry F. Peterson Jr. on June 1, 1960 in Rolla, Missouri and passed away June 11, 2012 at the St. Clair Health Center in Fenton, Missouri at the age of 52 years and 10 days.
Hank attended school in Cuba, Missouri and later moved to Sullivan, Missouri where he worked for many years at Meramec Industry. He loved the outdoors and grew an abundance of beautiful flowers. He gardened, hunted and loved fishing.
He is survived by his mother and step father, Shirley Burch and Earl Burch of Cuba, Missouri; one son, Henry F. Peterson IV; one grandson, Gavin; one brother, Steven Brown; three sisters, Terralynn Brown, Ellen (Peterson) Hutchens and Tammy (Peterson) Gardner; two step brothers, Mike Burch and wife Stacy and Tim Burch; other relatives and friends.
Cremation rites were accorded.
Memorial service will be June 23, 2012 at 9 a.m. in the Delhi Cemetery on Highway UU in Cuba, Missouri.

Vera Madeline Peterson
Vera Madeline Peterson of Bourbon, Missouri was born on Tuesday, October 23, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri to Arthur Russell and Elsie Merkel Wisehart and passed away Friday, March 8, 2013 at the age of 84 years, 4 months and 13 days.
She married John Anslem Peterson on September 22, 1947 at St. Jacobes Lutheran Church, Jennings, Missouri and to this union four children were born.
Vera was a member of the Concordia Lutheran Church and Concordia Lutheran Ladies Aid in Bourbon, Missouri. Her hobbies were knitting, crocheting, watching Mizzou college basketball and football. She also, was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Rams teams.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Elsie Wisehart; brothers-in-law, Robert Peterson, James Peterson, and Ray Hubert; and grandson, Terry James Peterson, Jr.
She is survived by her husband, John A. Peterson of Bourbon, Missouri; children Michael (Roxanne) Peterson of Saginaw, Texas, Gary (Bonnie) Peterson of Bourbon, Missouri, Terry (Lisa) Peterson of Cuba, Missouri and Diane Peterson of Bourbon, Missouri; sister, Dorothy Hubert of St. Louis, Missouri; sister-in-law, Patsy Peterson of Bourbon, Missouri; grandchildren, Heather (Glenn) Ray of Drexel, Missouri, Timothy Peterson of Gray Summit, Missouri, Jayme Bowers and Micah Peterson of Saginaw, Texas, Chris (Kim) Peterson, Sarah (Jeff) Lappe, all of Bourbon, Missouri, Jessica (Josh) Schoenhoff of Atlanta, Georgia, Megan McKnight of Fenton, Missouri, Hope, Lucy and Samantha Wilson of Cuba, Missouri, Alyssa Peterson of St. Louis, Missouri, Asha Peterson of Bourbon, Missouri, Brianna Peterson of Sullivan, Missouri and Stefanie Peterson of Bourbon, Missouri; great grandchildren, Landon Bowers, Abigail, Isabel and Cooper Peterson, Dustin and Tyler Lappe, Alivia McKnight, Kaylee Schoenhoff, Cameron Schoenhoff, Jonathon and Alexa Peterson; special nephew and niece Doug Hubert and Donna Hutchins; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Monday, March 11, 2013 from 4-7 p.m. at the Concordia Lutheran Church, Bourbon, Missouri and funeral service was Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Concordia Lutheran Church, Bourbon, Missouri with Pastor David Burge officiating.
Burial was at the Bourbon Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri
 

Marcella “Mitzi” R. Petty
Marcella “Mitzi” R. Petty of Cuba, Missouri was born March 16, 1933 in St. Louis, Missouri to Robert O. and Myrtle B. (Smith) Fahr and passed away Saturday, August 14, 2010 in Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 77 years.
Mitzi was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, playing cards, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Myrtle Fahr; three sisters, Thelma Knoche, Ivon Grice, Myrtle Petty; other relatives and friends.
She is survived by her husband, James of Cuba, Missouri; two sons, Robert and wife Jeanette Petty of O’Fallon, Missouri and Douglas B. and wife Stacey Petty of Kansas City, Missouri; one sister, Dorothy and husband Kent Kimbrel of Cuba, Missouri; one brother, Robert and wife Dianne Fahr of St. Charles, Missouri; seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2010 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Gerald Wittmaier officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Robert “Bob” L. Phenix
Robert “Bob” L. Phenix of Steelville, Missouri was born in Belle, Missouri on Thursday, June 29, 1944 to Everett Phoenix and Eunice Vandiver Phoenix and passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2009 at the age of 65 years, 4 months and 30 days.
Bob served in the United States Air Force during the Viet Nam conflict and was stationed in Thailand working as a helicopter mechanic. He married Elizabeth Hutson on July 18, 1969 and to this union three sons were born. He worked in construction before retirement. His hobbies were gardening, yardwork, watching basketball, baseball, Rams football, hunting, and fishing with his children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Eunice Phoenix; in-laws, Santa and Rose Hutson; brothers Borden and J.C. Phenix; sister, Mildred (Ernie) Burnett; stepsister, Sharon Watson; sisters-in-law, Grace Rogers, Edith Cornick, and Gail Hutson; brothers-in-law, Paul Robinson and Ed Conaway.
He is survived by his wife, Liz of the home; sons Steve Phenix and fiancee Mary and Shawn Phenix of Steelville, Missouri and Scott (Syndi) Phenix of St. James, Missouri; sisters, Lucy Robinson of St. James, Missouri and Helen (Jim) Moreland of Vichy, Missouri; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Dovie Conaway, Cecelia (Sydney) Ransom, Howard (Marion) Hutson, Dave Cornick of Steelville, Missouri, Pat (Richard) Ogle, Berniece (Ervin) Dierking, Jim Rogers, all of Sullivan, Missouri, Robert (Mary) Hutson of Berryman, Missouri, Ina Phenix of St. James, Missouri, Rainey (Brenda) Hutson of Cuba, Missouri and Stanley Watson of Salem, Missouri; six grandchildren, Kyle, Levi, Wyatt, Logan, Katlyn, and Preston Phenix; three step grandchildren, Erica, Joseph, and James Setzer of Steelville, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, November 30, 2009. Funeral service at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Delmar Hutson officiating.
Burial at Cherryville Baptist Cemetery with pallbearers Kyle, Levi, and Jon Phenix, Colby Hemby, Jerome Boyet, Tony Ransom, Mike Cornick, and Danny Medlock.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

 

Scott August Phillips
Scott August Phillips of Steelville, Missouri was born December 29, 1963 at St. Louis, Missouri to James and Patricia (nee Sutton) Phillips and passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 48 years.
Scott was united in marriage to Joyce Hammond on March 21, 1987 at Alton, Illinois.
Scott worked as a drug counselor for the South East Missouri Behavioral in Steelville, prior to that he was a truck driver and had worked as a security officer for Jefferson County. Scott received his associates’ degree in Criminal Justice from Jefferson College in Hillsboro, Missouri. In his spare time he enjoyed learning all about WWII, fishing, boating, their two cats and two dogs, but what Scott enjoyed most was helping others and spending time with his family especially his nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his uncles, Art Tipton, Terry Phillips, Louis Doskocil and John Landis; aunts, Dottie Sutton and Shirley and husband Wesley Haws; father-in-law, Henry Hammond and other relatives and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Joyce Phillips of Steelville, Missouri; parents, James and Patricia Phillips of Cuba, Missouri; brother, James and wife Bridget Phillips of Wentzville, Missouri; three nieces, Breanna Phillips, Amanda and Katie Hammond; nephew, Eric Hammond; great niece, Avery Hammond; mother-in-law, Martha Hammond of Moro, Illinois; brother-in-law, Gerald and wife Sondra Hammond of Brixby, Missouri; uncles, Ernie Phillips of Grandin, Missouri, David Sutton of Louisiana, Missouri, Bud Landis of St. Bernadine, California; aunts, Sue Tipton of Grandin, Missouri, Nancy Doskocil of Cuba and Jody Phillips of Grandin, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 20, 2012 at the Free Will Baptist Church, Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Don Martin officiating.
In keeping with Scott’s wishes he was cremated.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
 

Everett Eugene Phipps
Everett Eugene Phipps, 69, of Cherryville, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2007. Everett was born Tuesday, February 2, 1937 in Shirley, Missouri, the son of Harley “Buck” and Laura (Bohannon) Phipps.
He was united in marriage to Evelyn Mae Wilkinson on November 7, 1964 in St. Louis, Missouri and to this union three sons were born.
Everett worked as a lithographer at Western Lithotech for 32 years retiring in 1997. He was a member of GCIU local #505 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Everett and Evelyn moved to Cherryville, Missouri in 2001 where they were active in the Center Ridge Pentecostal Church. He loved fishing, traveling and spending time with the family. Most of all he liked flea markets, yard sales and junk sales. He loved his family, his church and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He had a very high respect for God and things of God. He only had a seventh grade education but in the eyes of his boys, he was the wisest man they knew. He showed his family love that was beyond just saying it. He taught his kids how to work and how to survive. In the highest respect, he will always be the “Ole Man.”
Everett was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Jeffery Scott Phipps; and one brother-in-law, Lupe Martinez.
Those left to mourn his passing are his wife, Evelyn of 42 years; two sons, Everett Phipps, Jr. and wife Bridget of Cherryville, Missouri and Darrell Phipps and wife Cindy of Union, Missouri; two grandchildren, Brianna Phipps and Adam Phipps; one brother, Donald Phipps and wife Margaret of Sun City Center, Florida; one sister, Betty Martinez of Oakville, Missouri.
His father-in-law and mother-in-law, Fred and Wilma Wilkerson of St. Louis, Missouri; two sister-in-laws, Beverly Cotton and husband George of Lemay, Missouri and Madeline Brandt and husband Jeff of Lakeland, Florida; and one brother-in-law, Fred Wilkinson, Jr.
Funeral services for Everett Phipps were conducted Tuesday, January 9, 2007 in the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home with Pastor Harrison Brown and Rev. Bob Coleman officiating.
Special music of “I Won’t Have to Cross Jordan Alone,” “Thank God” and “House of Gold” were sung by Bob and Carol Coleman. The songs “I Saw the Light” and “Mansion over the Hilltop” were sung by the congregation.
Committal prayers and burial were conducted by Pastor Harrison Brown and Rev. Patrick Singleton with Everett Phipps Jr., Darrell Phipps, Donald Phipps, Fred Wilkinson Jr., Charles D. Brown and Dwight Brown serving as casket bearers.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.


Louis A. “Louie” Picarella
Louis A. “Louie” Picarella of Festus, Missouri was born October 18, 1933 at Crystal City, Missouri to Anthony and Mary (nee Dinolfo) Picarella and passed away Saturday, March 20, 2010 at Baisch Nursing Center, DeSoto, Missouri at the age of 76 years.
Louie was in the Marine Corp and served in Korea. He belonged to the Sacred Heart Church, Crystal City, Missouri and a member of the Elks Lodge #1721.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Mary Picarella; brother, Joseph Picarella; sisters, Josie Bradley and Rita Muffler; sisters-in-law, Jeanne Picarella and Carmella Picarella; other relatives and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Clara Jo (nee Summers) Picarella of Festus, Missouri (formerly of Steelville, Missouri); daughter, Katherine Marie Picarella of St. Louis, Missouri; brothers, Michael J. Picarella of Crystal City, Missouri and Tony Picarella Sr. of Crystal City, Missouri; sister, Jenny (Greg) Hensley, Imperial, Missouri; sister-in-law, Mary Picarella; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at Vinyard Funeral Home, Festus, Missouri.
Services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at the Sacred Heart Church, Crystal City, Missouri with Fr. Joseph Wormek officiating.
Interment in the National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri.
Arrangements under the Vinyard Funeral Home, Festus, Missouri.

Edna Jewell Picker
Edna Jewell Picker of Rolla, Missouri was born on September 23, 1928 in Belle, Missouri to William and Gustia (Imboden) Gray and passed away at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center on May 29, 2012 at the age of 83 years, 8 months and 6 days.
Edna was united in marriage to Freddie Picker on August 2, 1946 in Linn, Missouri. Edna Picker was a foster mother and a Senior Companion for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Freddie Picker; parents, William and Gustia Gray; one daughter, Debbie Sieber; two sons-in-law, Gene Hadley and Earnest Lloyd; one brother, Harold Gray; and two grandchildren, Charlie Hadley and Dawn Schuchmann.
She is survived by one son, Stanley Picker of St. James, Missouri; three daughters, Barbara Hadley of St. James, Missouri, Linda Lloyd of St. James, Missouri and Patty Gorman and husband Larry of Ozark, Missouri; eight grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was on Friday, June 1, 2012 from 9-11 a.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri with Leroy Nixon officiating.
Pallbearers were Billy Lloyd, Lonnie Schuchmann, Tyler Schuchmann, Chad Picker, Michael Picker and Bradley Sieber.
Burial was in the Liberty Cemetery in Belle, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
 

Stanley David Picker
Stanley David Picker of St. James, Missouri was born December 30, 1949 in Jefferson City, Missouri to Freddie and Edna Jewell Grey Picker and passed away Friday November 30, 2012 at his home in St. James at the age of 62 years.
He was united in marriage to Linda Peterman for over 20 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Freddie and Edna Picker; one sister, Debbie Sieber; two brothers-in-law, Earnest Lloyd and Gene Hadley; niece, Dawn Schuchman and nephew, Charlie Hadley.
He is survived by his special companion, Angie Holt of St. James, Missouri; sons, Michael Picker and his wife Missy of St. James, Missouri and Chad Picker of St. James, Missouri; sisters, Linda Lloyd of St. James, Missouri, Patty Gorman and husband Larry of Ozark, Missouri and Barbara Hadley of St. James, Missouri; five grandchildren, Trynten, Myla, Kurt, Makayla and Macy; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James.
Burial was in the Liberty Cemetery near Belle, Missouri.
Pallbearers were Tyler Schuchman, Lonnie Schuchman, Trynten Perron, Kurt Picker, Billy Lloyd and Scott Sieber.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.


Ryan Jacob Pickle
Ryan Jacob Pickle of Salem, Missouri, was born in St. Louis, Missouri on June 7, 1992 to Stephen Pickle and Lisa (Wood) Irwin and passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, Missouri from the results of an automobile accident at the age of 19 years.
On February 14, 2011 in Columbia, Missouri he was united in marriage to Meridith Michaels.
Ryan was employed at Tag in Licking, Missouri. He and Meridith attended the Round Pond Baptist Church in Salem. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, camping and reading.
He is survived by his wife, Meridith Michaels of Salem, Missouri; his mother, Lisa Irwin and husband Scott of St. Louis, Missouri and father, Stephen Pickle; one brother, Douglas Pickle of Arnold, Missouri; one sister, Tricia Pickle of St. Louis, Missouri; father-in-law, Jeffrey Michaels of St. Louis, Missouri; aunts and uncles, Janell Stewart of Cherryville, Missouri, Colleen Wolf and Clifford Michaels; special niece, Kailley Pickle who Ryan helped raise; and nephews and niece, Logan Pickle, Jaydin Cole Princivalli and Constance Marie Princivalli; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 11 a.m. until time of service on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home with Pastor Lyndell Decker officiating. Special music of “When I Die Young,” “Temporary Home” and “Celebrate Me Home” was played.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Fairclough Cemetery in Cuba, Missouri.
Casket bearers were Douglas Pickle, Wayne Stewart, Brady Stewart, Larry Koller, Garrett Pickle and Robert Brown.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.
 

Mildred E. Pilger
Mildred E. Pilger of Rolla, Missouri was born on January 4, 1929 in Kansas City, Missouri to Roy and Ethel (Kinard) Brumitt and passed away Monday, October 5, 2009 at the Rolla Manor Care Center at the age of 80.
She was married to Lawrence Pilger. She was baptized into the Baptist faith at an early age.
Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Ethel Brumitt and husband, Lawrence Pilger.
She is survived by two sisters, Joann Gollahon and husband Don of North Hollywood, California and Beulah Schatzer of Jefferson City, Missouri; sister-in-law, June Wynn of St. James, Missouri; dear friend and neighbor, Jessie Nation of Rolla, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at the Ozark Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Rolla, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Null & Son Funeral Home of Rolla, Missouri.

Alta E. “Pixie” Pilkenton
Alta E. “Pixie” Pilkenton of Cuba, Missouri formerly of Sullivan, Missouri was born on February 1, 1934 in Stanton, Missouri to Wiley Benjamin and Edith (Cooper) Pilkenton and passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan at the age of 78 years.
Pixie worked for the Sullivan Independent News before becoming disabled. She was the former Secretary of the Saddle Club in Sullivan and enjoyed writing, watching TV and being up to date on Current Events.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wiley and Edith Pilkenton; two brothers, Richard and Benjamin Pilkenton; brother-in-law, Frank Piezuch and sister-in-law, Sharon Pilkenton.
She is survived by her sister, Betty Piezuch of Japan, Missouri; brother, Larry Pilkenton of Cuba, Missouri; nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and friends.
Private burial will be held at the Anaconda Cemetery, Anaconda, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

 

Sharon G. Pilkenton
Sharon G. Pilkenton of Cuba, Missouri was born to Walter and Mabel G. (Hester) Holt on November 8, 1943 in Bernie, Missouri and passed away Friday, August 26, 2011 in her home at the age of 67 years.
Sharon was the co-owner of Pilkenton Residential Care in Cuba. Taking care of others was something she learned to do at a young age, whether it be her children, grandchildren or one of the residents she was always there to help. In her spare time she enjoyed antiques, gardening, woodworking and being an avid reader.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Mabel Holt; husband, Norman W. Mahaney and one sister, Brenda Sue Holt.
She is survived by her husband, Larry Pilkenton of Cuba, Missouri; children, Samuel and wife Christine Mahaney of Springfield, Massachusetts, Andy and wife Tracey Mahaney of Titusville, New Jersey; John and wife Shari Staples of St. James, Missouri, Jeff and wife Gale Staples of Cuba, Missouri, Jerry Staples of St. James, Missouri, Tammy and husband Ray Massey of Cuba, Missouri, Scott and wife Christy Pilkenton of Cuba, Missouri, Tim Pilkenton of St. James, Missouri, Rick and wife Dana Pilkenton of Cuba, Missouri, Amy Dickhoener of Cuba, Missouri; grandchildren, Jessica and husband Jacob Leeper, Samuel Mahaney, Jr., Abigail, Sophie and Lily Mahaney, Jill Staples, Shannon and husband Jason Blankenship, Chris and Kim Staples, Adam Staples, Tony McClain, Shadia Massey, Amber, Jeremy, Josh and wife Jenny Pilkenton, Maddie Pilkenton, Tiffany, Katy, Hannah, Summer, Morgan and Harley Pilkenton, Evey, Abby and Chase Dickhoener; great grandchildren, Brooklynn, Letty, Riley, Devonte, Cordasia, Autiana, Aven Lily and Aubrey; two brothers, Roy and Victor Holt both of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Sunday, August 28, 2011 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held on Sunday, August 28, 2011 3:30 p.m. at Mizell Funeral Home with Andy Mahaney, officiating.
As per her wishes cremation rites will be accorded.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

Lyndel Ray Pine
Lyndel Ray Pine of Steelville, Missouri was born August 29, 1946 in Montgomery City, Missouri to LeRoy and Jewell Pendegraft Pine and passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Gibbs Care Center at the age of 66 years, 8 months and 27 days.
He attended Victory Baptist Church with his family. He enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Rams and riding 4-wheelers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, LeRoy and Jewell Pine.
He is survived by his sister, Carolyn Arnold and husband Lewis of Steelville, Missouri; special friends, Paige Brazel, Ina Gladden and Sue Leasor; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 11 a.m. until service time on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Roger Silvey officiating. Special music of “Softly and tenderly”, “Amazing Grace” and “”I’ll Fly Away” was played.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Steelville Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri.
Casket bearers were Big Jesse Woodall, Little Jesse Woodall, Devin Woodall, Sue Leasor, Danny Gladden and Steve Shofner.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

William Leroy Pinnell
William Leroy Pinnell of Steelville, Missouri was born on Friday, July 31, 1925 in Scotia, Missouri to William Floyd Pinnell and Laura Evanna (Walker) Pinnell. He passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 at St. John’s Regional Health Center in Springfield, Missouri at the age of 81 years, 2 months and 10 days.
Leroy married Mary Catherine Jones on January 22, 1949 at Uncle Sam Roper’s house in Steelville, Missouri and to this union five children were born.
He served in the United States Army during WWII and received two Purple Hearts before being honorably discharged. He was Crawford County Clerk for 24 years and was a member of the County Clerks Association. He later worked in sales for Elkins-Sweyrs Printing Co. traveling around the state. He was active in the VFW Post 6479, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and the Steelville Presbyterian Church where he was a deacon and an elder. His hobbies were fishing and trading cars. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with children, grandchildren and family.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Leslie J. Pinnell; parents; sister, Eva Pinnell; infant sister, Hester Pinnell; brother-in-law, Lindell Hinch and sister-in-law, Catherine Pinnell.
Those who remain to mourn his passing are his wife, Cathy, of the home; children, Bill Pinnell and wife Carol of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Steve Pinnell and wife Ginny of Columbia, South Carolina, Debbie Mallinckrodt and husband Jim of Overland, Kansas and Diane Lannutti and husband Frank of Fair Grove, Missouri.
Brother, Ralph Pinnell of Cuba, Missouri; sisters, Betty Worley and husband Bill and Anna Hinch, all of Steelville, Missouri; sister-in-law, Rosemary Blunt and husband Wayne of Steelville, Missouri.
Nine grandchildren, Kenneth and Patrick Pinnell, Rebecca Patterson and husband Eric, AJ and Stephanie Mallinckrodt, Nicole and April Lannutti, Jennae and Katie Pinnell; two great grandchildren; nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Thursday, October 12, 2006 at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri from 4-9 p.m.
Funeral services were Friday, October 13, 2006 at the Steelville Presbyterian Church with Rev. Mary Arnold officiating.
Congregational music was, “Let There Be Peace on Earth.” Jerry Beers sang, “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art.”
Burial was at the Liberty Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri with full military honors.
Pallbearers were Jack Farmer, Gary Hinch, AJ Mallinckrodt, Edwin Pinnell, Dave Schmidt and Kem Schwieder.
All arrangements were under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Gladys Piscitelli
She was raised in the Licking and Rolla, Missouri areas and later moved to St. Louis, Missouri.
On March 6, 1947 she was united in marriage to Ralph Piscitelli and to this union a daughter was born.
Gladys was a long-time employee of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company as a telephone operator. She retired from there after 20 years and moved to Bourbon, Missouri.
Gladys enjoyed working in her flower garden, crocheting, and sewing. She also spent many hours volunteering at the Bourbon Thrift Store and was known as a good Christian lady.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Louisa Adair; husband, Ralph in 1982; grandson, Ralph Carmen; brother, Clyde Adair; and three sisters, Opal Adams, Mary Hutschreider and Hazel Adair.
She is survived by a daughter, Judy Ann Carmen of Bourbon, Missouri; one brother, Leroy Adair and wife Jewel of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; one sister, Emma Tullock of Bourbon, Missouri; two grandchildren, Tom Carmen and wife Robin and Angela Eaton and husband David; one great grandson, Thomas Carmen; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 4:30-8 p.m. at the Eaton Funeral Chapel in Bourbon, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 1, 2013 from the Eaton Funeral Chapel in Bourbon, Missouri with Rev. David Gargus officiating.
Interment was in the Bourbon Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home.
 

Daniel “Danny” Raymond Pitts
Daniel “Danny” Raymond Pitts of Cuba, Missouri was born on January 14, 1952 in St. James, Missouri to Raymond and Mary Eillene (Adair) Pitts and passed away Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 60 years.
Danny worked as a Baker at Eickelmann’s Bakery before becoming disabled and also honorably served his country in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed fishing, being an avid fan of Elvis Presley, watching wrestling, playing bingo, singing karaoke, scratch off lottery tickets and spending time with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Mary Eillene Pitts; one sister, Margaret Bailey; one brother, Richard Pitts; one nephew, Michael Studdard.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Pitts of Cuba, Missouri; five children, Cody and wife Natasha Pitts of Linn Creek, Missouri, Christy Pitts and friend Donald Liley of Macks Creek, Missouri, Larry Whitford of Cuba, Missouri, Christina Sherman of Steelville, Missouri, Kenny Whitford of Boulder, Colorado; five grandchildren, Cody II, Prascilla, Angel, Ryan and Kegan Pitts; three sisters, Alice and husband Lonnie West of Bourbon, Missouri, Norma and husband Jack Studdard of Sullivan, Missouri, Judy Studdard and friend Faron Hoppe of Cuba, Missouri; sister-in-law, Sharon Pitts of Cuba, Missouri; brother-in-law, Larry Studdard; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 11 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. with full military honors at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
As per his wishes Danny was cremated following the service.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

Edna M. Plank
Edna M. Plank of Sullivan, Missouri was born May 26, 1931 in St. Louis, Missouri, and later adopted by Roy Lee and Julia Mae Rumfelt and passed away on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at the age of 79 years.
On November 15, 1951 she was united in marriage to William Clarence Plank at Salem, Arkansas and six children were born to their union.
William passed away and Edna later married her very special friend, James Flock.
Edna moved to Sullivan in 1972 and enjoyed flower gardening and crocheting. She love family get-togethers and made it her passion to make each event memorable.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Julia Rumfelt; her husband, Clarence Plank; one brother, Donald Freeman; two sisters, Bonnie Bunton and Dorothy Freeman; a grandson, Dale Lunsford, Jr. and a great granddaughter, Aryen Lunsford.
She is survived by her husband, James Flock of the family home; three sons, Dennis Plank and wife, Gloria of Houston, Texas, Frank Plank of Bonne Terre, Missouri, and Richard Plank and wife, Jessica of Nixa, Missouri; three daughters, Evelyn Turnbough and husband, Delbert of Steelville, Missouri, Beverly Lunsford and husband, Dale, Sr. of Steelville, Missouri and Connie Negretti of Sullivan, Missouri; one brother, Harvey Freeman of Sullivan, Missouri; 14 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Thursday evening from 5-8 p.m. at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 9, 2010 with Michael Delashmit officiating. A time of visitaton began at 9 a.m. until time of service. Special music of “Softly and Tenderly,”?“Just a Closer Walk” and “Go Rest High”?was played.
Burial was in the Carr Masonic Cemetery in Cook Station, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri and the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
 

Maude Mae Plemmons
Maude Mae Wilson Plemmons of Rolla, Missouri was born in Maries County, Missouri on May 4, 1918 to Henry and Ivy (Curtis) Sharp and passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at the Golden Living Center in St. James, Missouri at the age of 93 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Ivy Sharp; an infant child; three brothers, John, Nazor and David Sharp and one sister, Ann Sherrill.
She is survived by five children, Gerald Devault and wife Jill of Rolla, Missouri, Norma Forner of Lebanon, Missouri, Gracie Baldwin and husband Ken of St. James, Missouri, Bob Wilson of Jonesboro, Arkansas and Gloria Fowler and husband Bud of St. James, Missouri; one brother, Willard Sharp of Newburg, Missouri; 12 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.
Funeral service was at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri with Rev. Bob Johnston officiating.
Interment followed in the James Cemetery in Maries County, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.

Carl H. Pohle
Carl H. Pohle was born on November 19, 1937 at Dillon, to his parents Carl A. and Mary (Gay) Pohle. He passed away at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Missouri on Wednesday December 19, 2007. He was 70 years, 1 month.
He lived on a farm in the Dillon community west of St. James. He attended grade school at Dillon and attended High School in Rolla, Missouri where he graduated in 1955. He was united in marriage to Gussie Lupberger on June 7, 1961 at the St. James Christian Church in St. James, Missouri with Brother Fred Barber officiating the ceremony.
Carl was a retired Missouri Highway Patrolman. He started with the Missouri Highway Patrol in 1959 as a vehicle inspector. He became a trooper in 1960 and served for 33 1/2 years when he retired in 1993.
He enjoyed fishing and loved to collect antique tools. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Cuba and was a 32 degree mason.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Clifford Pohle.
He is survived by his wife of the home; one daughter, Gayla Marie Pohle; one son, Dwight Carl Pohle and wife Kris of St. James, Missouri; one sister, Lela Mae Steen of St. James, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Ruth Pohle of Blue Springs, Missouri; two grandchildren, Samantha and Megan.
Visitation was held from 3-7 p.m. on Friday, December 28, 2007 at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in St. James, Missouri.
Memorial service was conducted at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 28, 2007 at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in St. James, Missouri with Pastor Steve Barber officiating, with Laura Garver vocalist and Connie Rhea organist.
Graveside services with Honors from the Missouri Highway Patrol were at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2007 at the St. James Cemetery in St. James, Missouri with Pastor Steve Barber officiating with burial in the family plot.
All arrangements were under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
 

Margaret Ann Poling
Margaret Ann Poling nee Stinson of Hazelwood, Missouri formerly of Steelville, Missouri was born on June 1, 1938 and passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at the age of 74 years.
Margaret lived with her husband Kenneth Poling in the Steelville area from about 1985 until Kenneth’s passing in 2005. She relocated to Hazelwood, Missouri and lived there, where she was cared for in her final days by her three daughters.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Eddie Lee and Vera Stinson; husband, Kenneth Poling; sons, Michael and Dennis Murphy and brother, Jack Stinson.
She is survived by her children, Steve Murphy, Dorothy Foley, Janet Murphy, Nancy Tolan and Brian Murphy; brothers, James and Lee Stinson; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
A private graveside service took place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at Berryman Cemetery, Berryman, Missouri.
Local arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.Dr. Robert “Bob” H. Pool
Dr. Robert (Bob) H. Pool was born in Hartville, Missouri January 27, 1931 to Harold and Minnie Pool and passed away July 19, 2010 at the Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha, Iowa at the age of 79 years.
During his high school years, he assisted with the operation of the print shop part of the local newspaper, The Wright County Republican.
After high school, he attended Draughon’s Business College in Springfield, Missouri and then went to work at the Wright County Bank in Hartville, Missouri. Later he accepted a job as a dumpman for a daily paper in Springfield, Missouri.
He left the newspaper in 1950 and joined the US Air Force, completing basic training at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas
He transferred to the US Army in 1952, going into Airborne training, ending up at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina in the 10th Special Forces Group (Special Forces later became the Green Berets).
After the Army he worked for Peter Kewitt & Sons Company in St. James, Missouri where he met his future wife, Dorothy Lorts. He and Dorothy were married June 12, 1955.
In 1954, he started attending the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy (MSM) at Rolla, Missouri and graduated in 1958.
He went to work for Collins Radio Company in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In 1978, he became head of a research organization called the Communications and Signal Processing Group. He retired from Rockwell-Collins in 1991.
After retirement Bob and Dorothy enjoyed traveling to various locations throughout the United States and overseas.
For a while, Bob volunteered for the K-12 Program sponsored by Rockwell-Collins. He later volunteered for Integrated Services in St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.
Bob had a great interest in photography and computers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Minnie Pool and a sister, Venita Lodeane Frazier.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dorothy; daughter, Debra Rettenmeier (Dale) of Hiawatha, Iowa; son, Ron Pool (Heidi) of Ames, Iowa and six grandchildren, Staci and Amy Rettenmeier of Hiawatha, Iowa, Luke Pettipoole (Megan) of Des Moines, Iowa, Ben and Ryan Pool of Aurora, Colorado and Jordan Pool of Ames, Iowa; other relatives and friends.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 23, 2010 at the St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Cedar Rapids, Iowa with Rev. Gary Hoyt officiating.
Burial was at the Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Arrangements under the direction of the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
 

Gerald Melbourne Poor
Gerald Melbourne Poor of Rolla, Missouri was born on April 2, 1927 to Otto and Gracie Lee (Skaggs) Poor and passed away at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center on Monday, October 10, 2011 at the age of 84 years, 6 months and 8 days.
He was united in marriage to Mildred Marie Ragan on May 29, 1950 in Arkansas.
Gerald entered the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 and was on the USS Indianapolis, which sunk July 30, 1945 by Japanese submarines. About 900 of the 1,196 crewmen survived the initial impact. By the time they were rescued four days later a little more than 300 survived. Gerald was one of the survivors and at the time of his passing, was the only Missouri survivor of the greatest sea disaster in its history. He often visited the local schools and told of his experience in the water, fighting, exposure, dehydration and shark attacks.
On October 16, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Snodgrass Cemetery near Vienna, Missouri, the U.S. Navy will honor his heroic efforts.
He was preceded in death is his wife, Mildred Marie Poor on November 14, 2005; his parents, Otto and Gracie Poor; four brothers, Rowe Earl Poor, Buell Lee Poor, Thomas Barton Poor and Johnny Quinton Poor; one sister, Allene Chambers and one brother-in-law, John Horbitz.
He is survived by one son, Homer Poor and wife Wilma of Hannibal, Missouri; one daughter, Thelma Bailey and husband Jerry of Rolla, Missouri; two sisters, Billy Ann Vastnik and husband William of Peru, Illinois and Margaret Horbitz of St. Peters, Missouri; seven grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Memorial service was conducted on Saturday, October 15, at 7 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Graveside services with full military honors were conducted on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Snodgrass Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Ernest L. Pope, Jr.
Ernest L. Pope, Jr. of St. James, Missouri was born on July 7, 1928 in Washington, D.C. to Ernest L. Pope, Sr. and Gladys (McFarland) Pope and passed away on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at the age of 81 years.
Ernest was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in WWII and the Korean War. He was an avid Red Cross volunteer in many locations around the world.
He is survived by two sons, Stewart Lee Pope and wife Jennie of St. James, Missouri and Shawn Patrick Pope of Rolla, Missouri; five grandchildren, Jamie Pope, Laura Johnson, Ben White, Ryan Pope and Shawn David Pope; other relatives and friends.
A graveside service with full military honors was conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 14, 2010 at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in St. James, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.

Thomas Jere Poteat
Thomas Jere Poteat of Leslie, Missouri, was born on May 14, 1933 in Washington D.C. to William and Agnes (nee Davis) Poteat and passed away, Saturday, March 19, 2011, at the age of 77 years.
Jere grew up in Springfield, Missouri where his father had taken a job with the Federal Prison. Jere was known for many years as being the youngest pilot in the US and received his pilot’s license at 16 years of age. He honorably served his country during the Korean War as a paratrooper in the US Army.
When he came back to the states, and went to college in Kansas at Wichita State University. There, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering and worked for Beech Aircraft. When McDonnell-Douglas hired him, he moved to St. Louis, Missouri and worked Ground Support Systems for the Mercury and Gemini Spacecrafts.
In 1968, Jere went to work for Ryan Industries in Louisville, Kentucky where he designed liquefied gas vessels for both storage and transportation.
In 1973, Bechtel Industries hired him to go to Indonesia to design and install LNG storage facilities. After a lengthy illness, he went back to work at McDonnell-Douglas/Boeing and retired from there.
Jere was a member of the Sports Car Club of America and enjoyed SCCA road racing; he loved to work on, race and build sports cars. He enjoyed fishing and bowling with his wife, Mary.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Lofting-Bennett Poteat of the family home; five children, Cappie Blackwell and husband Steve of Owensville, Missouri, Laura Poteat of Texas, Jon Bennett and wife Dawn of Leasburg, Missouri, Andrea Sumpter and husband David of Sullivan, Missouri and Katie Bennett and friend Devin Olds of Rolla, Missouri; nine grandchildren, Abbey, Sam, Ben, Austin, Cierra, Morgan, Korbin, Kendall and Drake; other relatives and friends.
A Memorial funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2011 at the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Mary E. Powell
Mary E. (Fann) Powell formerly of St. James, Missouri was born January 15, 1968 in Emporia, Kansas to Earl and Wilma (Faulkner) Fann and passed away Saturday, November 12, 2011 at her home in St. Charles, Missouri at the age of 43 years.
Mary attended high school in Colfax, Wisconsin. She then attended RTI in Rolla graduating with a degree in Respiratory Therapy. Mary was a member of the Flatwoods Bible Church in Lebanon, Missouri. She loved gardening, embroidering and spending time with her family and friends. Mary and the kids had a pony named Sugar that they would spend hours riding.
Mary was united in marriage to Ed Powell on February 11, 2009.
Mary worked as a Respiratory Therapist until her health no longer allowed. She was a strong Breast Cancer Awareness Advocate and showed her support in many ways. She was a great friend to many and a second mom to hundreds.
She was preceded in death by her father, Earl Fann and brother, Robert Fann.
She is survived by her husband, Ed of the home; daughters, Tonya Dobcinski and husband Karl of Rolla, Missouri and Holley Boone and husband James of North Carolina; son, Nathan Schindler of Bourbon, Missouri; mother, Wilma Chastain and husband Paul of Lebanon, Missouri; mother-in-law, Dorcella Powell of Bland, Missouri; brother, Terry Fann and wife Dorothy of St. James, Missouri; sisters, Susan Bouse and husband Vernon of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Patti Thompson of Alabama; grandchildren, Kaleb Dobcinski and Zoey Boone; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Wednesday, November 16, 2011 from 10 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m.
Funeral services were Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Tim Blackwell officiating.
Interment was in the Wishon Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary.


Amerson T. Pratt
Amerson T. Pratt of St. James, Missouri was born in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas to William and Mattie May (Gaines) Pratt and passed away June 11, 2010 at the age of 74 years.
Amerson was united in marriage to Ruth Meyer on December 31, 1953 and to this union four children were born.
He was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Rolla, Missouri where he served as a Deacon. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, country music and home cooking; spending time with family and friends, serving the Lord, reading the bible and being active in the church.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth of 57 years, of St. James, Missouri; children, Amos Pratt and wife Sue of St. Louis, Missouri, Deborah Jenkins and husband Tom of Dover, Delaware, Daniel Pratt of St. James, Missouri, Phil Brown and wife Carolyn of St. Louis, Missouri; brothers, Andy Pratt and wife Patty of St. Louis, Missouri, Huey Pratt of Gray Summit, Missouri; sister, Tippie West of St. Louis, Missouri; 12 grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held prior to the service at the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary from 11 a.m. until noon.
Funeral services were Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Rolla, Missouri at 12:30 p.m. with Pastor Ed Fields officiating.
Interment in the Ozark Hills Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary, St. James, Missouri.
 

Huey W. Pratt
Huey W. Pratt of Pacific, Missouri formerly of Gray Sumitt passed away at the Pacific Care Center on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at the age of 78 years.
He is survived by a daughter, Brenda Stewart of Bourbon, Missouri, other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from noon until 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.
Graveside funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2011 in Old Cave Spring Cemetery, rural Sullivan, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan.

Dolphus C. Prewett
Dolphus C. Prewett of Clinton, Missouri, was born in Stickney, Missouri on July 17, 1921 to Andrew C. and Mittie (Maxwell) Prewett and passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at the age of 92 years.
On April 12, 1941 he married Alice (McMinn).
He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Mittie Prewett; his wife, Alice on December 5, 2012; two brothers, Melvin and Thomas Prewett; one sister, Geneva Prewett; and one grandson-in-law, Chris Swope.
He is survived by three children, Roger C. Prewett and wife Lucille, of Clinton, Missouri, Andrew Prewett and friend, Necia Hunt of Lincoln, Missouri and Carolyn S. Blackwell and husband Charles, of Cuba, Missouri; four grandchildren, Steven Prewett and wife Barbara of Warrensburg, Missouri, Kim Swope, of Clinton, Missouri, Chris Blackwell and wife Becky of Lebanon, Missouri and Dwayne Blackwell and wife Amy of Bourbon, Missouri; great grandchildren, Dalton and Derek Swope, Lorran and Noah Blackwell and Madison Jo and Zachary Blackwell; other relatives and friends.
A funeral service was held at 12:45 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2013 at the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.
Interment was in the Ozark Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Rolla, Missouri.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.

Barbara Jane Price
Barbara Jane Price was born May 5, 1941 in Steelville, Missouri, the daughter of James and Ethel (nee Freeman) Cornelius and passed away Sunday, August 5, 2007 at the Gibbs Care Center in Steelville, Missouri at the age of 66.
Barbara was united in marriage to Charles Price on March 18, 1961 in St. Louis, Missouri and this union four sons were born.
She graduated from Meramec Community College in St. Louis, Missouri with an associate degree. She was of the Methodist faith.
She was preceded in death by her father and one brother, Davis Cornelius.
Barbara is survived by her husband of 46 years; her mother; four sons, Richard Price of Steelville, Missouri, Greg Price and wife Tammy of Steelville, Missouri, Robert Price of Steelville, Missouri and James Price and wife Carla of Sullivan, Missouri; four brothers, Roy, Laddie, Vernon and Renick Cornelius, all of St. Louis, Missouri; two sisters, Martha Sills and Jean Pulaski, both of St. Louis, Missouri; and nine grandchildren.
Private family burial service was held in the Freeman Cemetery in Cherryville, Missouri.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
 

Doyle Lynn Prince
Doyle Lynn Prince of Nampa, Idaho was born in Valley Park, Missouri and passed away Monday, March 25, 2013 in Meridian Idaho.
Doyle was raised on a farm and attended Barretts Station (two-room) school grades one through eighth. He graduated from Parkway High School where he was on the wrestling and baseball teams. He was also in Khorey League Ball.
In 1960 he enlisted in the US Air Force and worked as an air-born refueler for four years. Most of his Air Force career he was stationed in Bermuda, as he flew out from there to various areas in the world.
While in the St. Louis, Missouri area Doyle worked for Trans World Airlines as a construction worker and was a restaurant manager. He spent a short time working in Colorado as a milkman. After that Montana logging, hunting and fishing got in his blood and he spent 35 years mostly as a sawyer in the Superior area.
It was there where he met Peggy and on May 30, 1973 they combined families to become one, adding one more child to the mix to be the tie that binds.
Through the years he and Peggy took many adventures from logging together to team driving a semi coast to coast.
His Missouri family remembers him as the best hunter in the group and have many stories of his escapades in the woods.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy of the home; daughters, Kim of Silver City Nevada, Rone’ (Ramon) of Boise, Idaho and Becky (Darby) of Napa, Idaho; son, Kelly (Nikki) of Osage Beach, Missouri; grandchildren, Cassie (Kelly), Samantha, Warren, Joe, Taylor, Cameron, Cody, Sheamus and Liam; great grandchildren; brothers, Chuck (Rose Marie) of Delta, Colorado, Glenn (Sue) of Sullivan, Missouri; sisters, Carol (Jack) of Cuba, Missouri and Barbara (Al) of California; his precious girl, Kelly; other relatives and friends.
 

Tammy Renee Price
Tammy Renee Price nee LeStarge of Steelville, Missouri was born on Thursday, July 13, 1972 to Robert and Marlene Herd LeStarge in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2011 at the age of 39 years, 2 months and 26 days.
Tammy worked a few years as a nurses aid at Cuba Manor and later at Gibbs Care Center in Steelville, Missouri. She liked animals especially horses. She enjoyed the outdoors working in her garden and flowers. Tammy loved her family and was a wonderful homemaker. She even adored other children in the neighborhood and claimed them as hers.
She was preceded in death by her father, Robert LeStarge.
She is survived by her children, Kris Owens of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Cari Crocker, Lea Owens, Samantha Owens, Brittany Price and Gregory Price, Jr., all of Steelville, Missouri; mother, Marlene LeStarge of St. Paul, Minnesota; brothers, Jay (Tammy) LeStarge of St. Paul, Minnesota, Marc LeStarge of Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin, Kris (Kelly) LeStarge of Owensville, Missouri and Scott (Angel) LeStarge of Tulsa, Oklahoma; father-in-law, Charles Price of Steelville, Missouri; two grandchildren, Joshua Nicholas Crocker and Caitlynn Renee Crocker, all of Steelville, Missouri; brothers-in-law, James Price of Sullivan, Missouri, Robert and Richard Price of Steelville, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
There will be a private family memorial service.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Herbert W. Proffer
Herbert Wilson Proffer of Cuba, Missouri was born to Kendall and Elizabeth (Bollinger) Proffer on Saturday, October 8, 1921 at Marble Hill, Missouri and passed away Saturday, December 19, 2009 at Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 88 years, 2 months and 11 days.
Herb retired from Wagner Electric Corporation as a Machine Operator on August 22, 1980. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. He enjoyed watching sports on TV, playing Solitaire and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Kendall and Elizabeth Proffer; three brothers, Sam, Bud and Everett Proffer; two sisters, Fern Stone and Ina Huckstep; one grandson Scott Kirkendall; other relatives and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille (Abney) Proffer of the home; ten children, Jackie and husband Butch Kirkendall of Maplewood, Missouri, Sharon Landgon of Fenton, Missouri, JoAnn Moore of Overland, Missouri, Karen and husband Paul Heibenstriet of Dallas, Texas, Barb Ort, Chuck Proffer and Steve and wife Lisa Proffer, all of Cuba, Missouri, Kim and husband Carlin Dreyer of Affton, Missouri, David Proffer and Lisa Copling, both of Cuba, Missouri; one brother, Frank and wife Donna Proffer of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; one sister, Lenora Schultz of Arnold, Missouri; 19 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Monday, December 21, 2009 from 5-8 p.m. at Britton Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Britton Funeral Home with Bro. Bob Coleman, officiating.
Interment followed at Skaggs Cemetery, Huzzah, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Lucille Proffer
Lucille Proffer, nee Abney, of Cuba, Missouri, was born November 17, 1930 in Huzzah, Missouri to Earl and Mabel Bays Abney and passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at the Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 81 years.
She was united in marriage to Herbert Proffer on August 20, 1955 in St. Louis, Missouri and he passed away December 19, 2009.
Lucille was of the Baptist faith. For many years, she enjoyed camping with her family, driving through the Huzzah area and watching comedies on TV. But most of all, she loved being with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Mabel Abney; her husband, Herbert; one sister, Erma Jean Allen; and one grandson, Scott Kirkendall.
She is survived by her 10 children, Jackie Kirkendall and husband Butch of Maplewood, Missouri, Sharon Langdon of Fenton, Missouri, JoAnn Moore of Breckenridge Hills, Missouri, Karen Heibenstriet and husband Paul of Dallas, Texas, Barb Ort, Chuck Proffer and Steve Proffer and wife Lisa all of Cuba, Missouri, Kim Dreyer and husband Carlin of Affton, Missouri, David Proffer and Lisa Copling both of Cuba, Missouri; one brother Richard Abney and wife Libby of Bourbon, Missouri; 17 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2012 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Pastor Norman Heironimus officiating. Special music of “In the Garden” and “Amazing Grace” was played.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Skaggs Cemetery, Huzzah, Missouri.
Casket bearers were Chris Barton, Corey Barton, Brad Ray, John Stuart, Mark Hebenstreit, Brad Bell, Mark Palmar and Denny Pollard.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.


Nelda Marie Pyatt
Nelda Marie Pyatt, was born October 6, 1924 in Redbud, Illinois, the daughter of William and Mamie (Brandt) Mennerich and passed away December 5, 2007 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 83.
On October 23, 1948, she was married to Leroy Pyatt who preceded her in death on March 26, 1989.
Nelda worked many years in St. Louis at the Martiz Travel Agency. In her spare time, she enjoyed collecting salt and pepper shakers and bells. Only a few years ago did she give up her hobby. Up until her health permitted, she loved embroidery, reading and crossword puzzles.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Debbie Reiger; one sister, Hilda Liefer and one son-in-law Gary Moses
She is survived by two daughters, Connie Carbaugh and husband Daniel and Kim Moses all of Steelville, Missouri; one son-in-law, Jim Reiger; 11 grandchildren, Danny Carbaugh, Candi Koenig, Scott Koenig, Brandi Atkins, Jesse Moritz, Brian Moritz, Lorene Frey, Katrina Pyatt, Brittany, Brandon and Alex Moses; 10 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 7, 2007 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Coleman officiating. Special music of “In The Garden”, “One Day At A Time”, and “Go Rest High On The Mountain” were played.
Serving as casket bearers were Danny Carbaugh, Scott Koenig, Brian Moritz, Caleb Scott, Tony Chandler and Michael Dunn. Committal prayer and burial were in the Martin Cemetery at Cherryville, Missouri.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.


 

 


 

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