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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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Furman “Bob” Radford
Furman “Bob” Radford of Steelville, Missouri was born on Wednesday, November 24, 1926 in Centerville, Missouri to Elijah and Elizabeth Kavanaugh Radford and passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at the age of 83 years, 4 months and 6 days.
Bob served two tours in Vietnam and retired from the United States Army with an honorable discharge. He later worked and retired from Brown Shoe in Steelville, Missouri. He was a member of Center Point Baptist Church, and the VFW Post #6479 in Steelville, Missouri. Mechanics was a hobby of his.
He married Juanita Hinch on January 14, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri and to this union three children were born.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elijah and Elizabeth Radford; brother, Jim Radford; sisters, Carol Counts, and Jeanette Fleming; brothers-in-law, Bill Hinch and Lindell Hinch and sister-in-law, Marie Hinch.
He is survived by his wife, Juanita; sons, Gene Radford and Phillip (Rita) Radford, all of Steelville, Missouri; daughter, Linda Haynes of Louisiana; brothers, Thurman “Gene” Radford and Everett (Betty) Radford, all of Centerville, Missouri; sister, Viola Self of Bunker, Missouri; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Shirley Radford of Farmington, Missouri, Ed (Margaret) Hinch, Carolyn (Larry) Jaycox, Garnet Hinch, all of St. Louis, Missouri, Fay (Alfred) Harris of Springfield, Missouri and June (Louise) Hinch of Owensville, Missouri; 10 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Friday, April 2, 2010 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Funeral Service was Friday, April 2, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Delmar Hutson officiating.
Burial was at the Schwieder Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri with full military honors.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Darren Lee Ragan
Darren Lee Ragan was born on June 26, 1959 at the Charles Still Osteopathic Hospital in Jefferson City (Cole County) Missouri to Leroy and Dixie Ragan and passed away at the East Texas Medical Center in Tyler on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at the age of 51 years.
Darren left his 1978 classmates at Fox High School early in order to serve with distinction in the US Army from 1976 to 1981, which included a tour of duty in Germany, and completed his high school education while in the military.
He attended the Fox C-6 School District for many years and made many friends in the Arnold area. Darren was a self-taught skilled craftsman in the electrical field and practiced his trade in the St. Louis area and continued his pursuit of an Electro-Mechanical Engineering degree at Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas, when his health deteriorated recently.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kennard, Texas and actively participated in various church functions. Darren enjoyed outdoor activities such as fishing. As health concerns arose, he redirected his activities with indoor quality time with his family, such as participating in playing video games with the children.
He was preceded in death by his father, Leroy and son, Michael.
He is survived by children, Jessica Ragan Moran, Jason Ragan, Jennifer Ragan, Jonah Ragan, all adult children of Missouri; his wife, Mary (Bass) Ragan Crockett, Texas; extended family, Shawna Cagle, Michael Cagle, Destiny Sutton and Darren Lee Ragan, Jr. of Crockett, Texas; 11 grandchildren and a twelfth expected any day; his mother, Dixie Ragan of Angier, North Carolina; two brothers, Robert Ragan of Angier, North Carolina and Kevin Ragan and wife Christine of Floresville, Texas; one sister, Kimberly Woolf and husband Charlie of Columbia City, Indiana; other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Kennard, Texas on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 11 a.m., with Pastor Jim Durham officiating.
It was Darren’s wish to be cremated and have his cremains returned to Missouri, to lie next to his father at the Sellers Cemetery near Davisville, Missouri.
Services in Texas were provided through the Hilliard Funeral Home of Van, Texas and an additional memorial service will be held in St. Louis on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at the First Baptist Church of Lemay, Missouri, 1601 Telegraph Road at 10:30 a.m.
A military honor guard will be in attendance from Jefferson Barracks.



Donna Lea Randall
Donna Lea Randall of Steelville, Missouri was born on Saturday, July 29, 1933 in Rock Island County, Illinois to Robert Connolly and Dorthea Brandenburg Connolly and passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at the age of 76 years, 8 months and 26 days.
Donna married Benjamin Horton Randall on May 13, 1977 in Rock Island Co, Illinois.
She was a member of the United Pentecostal Church of Cuba, Missouri and enjoyed reading her Bible. Her hobby was cooking and reading cookbooks.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Bruce Connolly.
She is survived by her husband, Benjamin Randall; children, Cynthia (Spike) Rucker of San Antonio, Texas, Renee (Gene) Merideth of Illinois City, Illinois, John Jones of Davenport, Iowa, and Ronda (Phillip) Roberson of Denton, Texas; brother, Bob (Wilma) Connally of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; sister, Phyllis Pegg of Milan, Illinois; two grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; other relatives and friends.
A private graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at the Davisville Cemetery, Davisville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

John Mathias Rathgeb III
John Mathias Rathgeb, III of Royal Palm Beach, Florida was born to John and Sue (Slowensky) Rathgeb on March 8, 1970 in Garden City, Michigan and passed away Friday, June 14, 2013 at the age of 43 years.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clara and Joe Slowensky; great grandparents, Mayme and Rhinehard Stephan; great great grandparents, Letha and Lon Bass; great great great grandparents, Martha and Israel Brickey, all of Crawford County; one brother, Jeffrey Blake Rathgeb.
He is survived by his parents, Dr. John M. and Sue (Slowensky) Rathgeb; one sister, Toni and husband Gary Savage; one niece, Lauren Mattox; one uncle, Teddy Slowensky, all of Royal Palm Beach, Florida; other relatives and friends.
Memorial visitation will held Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 11 a.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Inurnment will follow at the Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

Herbert W. Ransom
Herbert W. Ransom of Steelville, Missouri was born on Tuesday, April 26, 1910 in Steelville, Missouri to Isaac Daniel and Margaret Ellen Fitzwater Ransom and passed away on Friday, September 9, 2011 at the age of 101 years, 4 months and 14 days.
Herbert worked in maintenance for St. Louis University, Hazelwood Retreat Center in Berkley, Missouri and Fordyce Retreat Center in South County until retirement. Then moved to Steelville, Missouri where he had lived for the last 20 years. His hobbies were hunting and mowing grass.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Isaac and Margaret Ransom; wife, Marie Mabel Darst Ransom; brothers, and sisters, Virgil (Mildred) Ransom, Fern (Cecil) Hedrick, Dewey (Vivian) Ransom, Clyde (Hallie) Ransom, Elsie (Darrell) Harmon, Jack (Lilly) Ransom, Cecilia (Josh) Walls and Vetta Grace (Eldon) Dunlap.
He is survived by his son, Clinton Ransom and wife Carol of Hazelwood, Missouri; granddaughters, Terry Lynn Ransom of Florissant, Missouri and Cheryl Ann Blake of Catawissa, Missouri; great grandsons, Dalton and Austin Blake of Catawissa, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Tuesday, September 13, 2011 from 5-7 p.m. and funeral service on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 7 p.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Pastor Jerry Beers officiating.
Burial was Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 11 a.m. at St. Charles Memorial Gardens, St. Charles, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
 

Gladys Irene Faulkner Ray
Gladys Irene Faulkner Ray nee Mash was born on Saturday, December 30, 1939 in Elk City, Nevada to Edith Ellen Todderdale and Henry Allen Mash and passed away Monday, July 16, 2012 at her home in Cuba, Missouri at the age 72 years, 6 months and 16 days.
Gladys moved from Nevada to Missouri with her father and siblings where he met and married Victoria Cuccarollo whom she proudly called mom.
Gladys married Herman Faulkner on September 8, 1958 in Crawford County, Missouri and after his death married Clarence Ray on September 18, 1973 in St. James, Missouri by Rev. Bartle.
Gladys was raised Catholic and attended Holy Cross Church as a child. She was a life long resident of the Cuba, Missouri area.
Gladys was a hard worker and held several jobs down through the years. She last worked a number of years as a housekeeper in nursing homes. Gladys loved the outdoors. She enjoyed gardening, canning jelly, fishing, quilting and sewing. Most of all she loved children, especially her grandkids.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edith Toderdale and Henry Mash; her step-mother, Victoria; her husbands, Herman Faulkner and Clarence Ray; sister, Hazel Twilegar; brother, Claude Mash; brother-in-law, Kermit Nolting; step-brother, Harold Crider; and step-brother-in-law, Walter Pierce.
She is survived by her children, Tom (Rilma) Mash of Rosati, Missouri, Henry Faulkner of Cuba, Missouri, Ronnie Faulkner of St, James, Missouri, Kenny (B`Liz) Faulkner of Cuba, Missouri, Clarence “Pee Wee” (Sandy) Ray of Rolla, Missouri, Marion “Winker” (Flossy) Ray of Rosebud, Missouri, Bobby Gene (Rita) Ray of Steelville, Missouri, Susie Bell of Poplar Bluff, Missouri and Venita (Robert) Robinson of Cuba, Missouri; brothers, Wayne (Andy) Mash of Sumpter, Oregon and Everett (Pat) Mash of Rosati, Missouri; step-brothers, Leroy (Carol) Crider of Cuba, Missouri and Ronald (Beck) Crider of Sullivan, Missouri; sisters, Marie Nolting, Martha McCallum, Audrey Bridgeman, all of Cuba, Missouri and Henrietta (Dean) Taber of St. James, Missouri; sister-in-law, Yvonne Mash of Leasburg, Missouri; step-sister, Joyce Pierce of Rolla, Missouri, step-sister-in-law Sharon Crider of Lebanon, Missouri; 24 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Wednesday, July 18, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri with Rev. Delmar B. Hutson officiating.
Burial was in the Cross Roads Baptist Cemetery in Leasburg, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
 

Lawrence Vernon Ray
Lawrence Vernon Ray of Republic, Missouri was born December 5, 1924 in Butts, Missouri to Floyd Kenneth and Edith Alma (Gormley) Ray and passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2009 in Cox South Hospital, Springfield, Missouri at the age of 84 years.
Lawrence was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre and the Philippines during World War II.
He was united in marriage to Florence Stephens on January 24, 1948.
A retired truck driver, he was a member of the Teamsters Retiree Club #245, and the American Legion #81. He was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Edith Ray; a sister, Ethel Harmon; two brothers, Kenneth Ray and Alvin Ray and a daughter-in-law, Judith Ray.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Florence Ray, of the home; two sons, Larry Ray of Springfield, Missouri and Gary Ray and his wife Debbie of Republic, Missouri; four grandchildren, Stephanie Quigley, Stephen Ray, Erica Glenn, and Heather Thompson; five great grandchildren, Kody, Allyson, Jake, Ethan, and Lyndon; a sister, Dorothy Hopwood of Bourbon, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, December 3, 2009 in the funeral home.
Funeral services were at 9 a.m. Friday, December 4, 2009 at Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, Missouri, with Pastor Jim Sutherlin officiating.
Burial was at 11 a.m., with military honors, in the Missouri Veteran’s Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, Missouri.

Lillie W. Ray
Lillie W. Ray of Leasburg, Missouri was born at Coleman, Alabama on March 11, 1932 to James and Velma (Hall) Daniel and passed away at her home, on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at the age of 80 years, two months and 18 days.
She grew up and was raised at Campbell, Missouri. She was married to Charles Clifton Ray on November 2, 1950 at Piggott, Arkansas and to this marriage seven children were born.
Lillie was a devoted housewife her entire married life and in 1981 came to Leasburg, Missouri to be closer to her children. She loved gardening and would can the majority of her produce. She also found pleasure in knitting and crocheting. Her true love was children and would often help many children in the area especially the handicapped. Lillie was also a member of the American Legion of Leasburg.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Velma Daniel Lillie; her husband, Charles and John Capehart, three sons, Jimmy, Kenny and Perry Ray; one daughter, Barbara Allen; a granddaughter, Jennifer Allen; and two brothers, Harold and Oliver Daniel.
She is survived by two sons, Richard Ray of Leasburg, Missouri and Carl Ray of the state of Aiken, South Carolina; one daughter, Linda Bucher of St. Louis, Missouri; eight grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Memorial funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on June 9, 2012 from the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Bob Elfrink officiating.
Her wishes were to be cremated.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

David William Rector, Sr.
David William Rector, Sr. of St. James, Missouri was born Saturday, September 6, 1947 at St. Louis, Missouri to Burton and Bertha (nee Palmer) Rector and passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at his home in St. James, Missouri at the age of 65 years.
David was united in marriage to Barbara on May 15, 1975 at Anderson, Missouri and to this union came nine children.
David worked as a taxi cab drive in his younger years, that’s how he met Barb, before becoming a dump truck driver for many years. David enjoyed watching old western movies especially one with Dale Rogers and John Wayne. He owned a beautiful green 1971 Ford F100 that was called “Papa’s Pickup.” They went to car shows and he even won first place in Belle, Missouri. He spent hours outside with the boys and family playing horseshoes and ball.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Burton and Bertha Rector; brother, Charles Burton Rector; son, Timothy Allen Rector; and grandson, Jeremie William Rector, Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Rector of the home; children, Tonya Lee and partner Rick Rhoades of Sullivan, Missouri, David William Rector, Jr. of Jefferson City, Missouri, Christie Lynn and husband John Surface of St. Roberts, Missouri, Scottie William Rector and partner Tiffany Huddox of St. James, Missouri, Burton William Rector and wife Kelly of St. James, Missouri, Barbara Lynn Rector of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Charles Burton Rector of St. James, Missouri and Jeremie William Rector and wife Klarissa of St. James, Missouri; grandchildren, Ryan Allen, Rishell, Kathleen, Dakota Wade, Larretta Lynn, Brandon Dennis, Cole Dalton, Houston Allen, Leah Ruth, Kyra Elizabeth, Dallas Evan, Shelby Ann, Satina Kay, Skylar Lee, Alexander Knoll, Kyra Nichole, Mason Edwin Lee, Hailey Marie, Sarah Pearl, Dalton and Xavier Matthew; brother, Richard Lee Rector and wife Molly of Sullivan, Missouri; sister, Linda Sue and husband John Duncan of Wentzville, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Graveside services was held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013 at the Wishon Cemetery, St. James, Missouri with Pastor Norman Heironimus officiating. Special music for the graveside service was “Amazing Grace” and “I Saw the Light” by Rodger Bridgeman, Jr.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.



Marcialee Cruts Redwine
Marcialee Cruts Redwine of Rolla, Missouri, was born August 13, 1932, the daughter of John Jacob Claude Cruts and Alice Eugenia Davis Cruts in St. James, Missouri and passed away May 26, 2010, in PCRMC hospital, at the age of 77 years.
Marcialee was a long time employee of JC Penney when the location was on Pine Street, United Telephone Co. and was an avid antique collector. She had a great wit and even was discussing Red Skelton and his humor before her passing. She loved her family and friends and enjoyed spinning a tale every chance that she got.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Leslie Redwine Jr.; her parents, John and Alice Cruts; brothers, Elmer, John and William Robert Cruts.
She is survived by her daughters, Teresa Keasling and Pam DeLuca and son Michael, all of Rolla, Missouri; son, Mart of Columbia, Missouri; grandchildren, Brandon DeLuca, Ryan Tyler and Jared Redwine; five great grandchildren; sister, Marion Perenboom Cook of Escanaba, Michigan; special niece, Sharon Cruts Wilson of St. James, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Marcialee requested that her body be donated for science to help others.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.Ernest G. Reed
Ernest G. Reed of Cuba, Missouri was born on Tuesday, October 4, 1932 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri to Floyd Rollo and Laville Maddox Reed and passed away in his home on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at the age of 79 years and 9 months.
Ernest achieved his Masters in Education and taught elementary children in the Viburnum Public School for 33 years. He taught three generations of children and was beloved by many students throughout the 44 years of his teaching career. He also, had served as a Boy Scout leader for several years. His hobbies were fishing, canoeing, floating the rivers, shooting pool and watching the St. Louis Cardinal ball team.
He married Joan Lee Sherman on October 4, 1980 in Florissant, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Laville Reed.
He is survived by his wife, Joan Sherman Reed of Cuba, Missouri; children, George Ernest Wilson of Dallas, Texas, Frank Sherman (Eileen) Davis of Lindenhurst, Illinois, Marty (Lorna) Reed of St. Ann, Missouri, Charles Phillip (Linda) Davis of Boulder, Colorado, Rachel (Craig) Goeckeritz of San Antonio, Texas, Linda Rios and Michael (April) Reed of Los Angeles, California; sister, Floy (Mason) Wheeler of Marion, Illinois; brothers, Jesse (Sherry) Reed of Cherryville, Missouri and Robert Reed of San Francisco, California; 12 grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held on October 4, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.

Lillian Fay Reed
Lillian Fay Reed of Columbia, Missouri formerly of St. James, Missouri was born in Lanes Prairie, Missouri on November 18, 1910 to Ensley and Eva (Clark) Bryan and passed away Friday, July 15, 2013 at South Hampton Place in Columbia, Missouri at the age of 102 years.
On January 14, 1928 she married Walter Reed and to this union six children were born.
Lillian loved gardening, and in the spring and summer months you could always find her tending to both flower and vegetable gardens. She enjoyed the beautiful vegetable garden and sharing her bounty with neighbors and friends before canning for the long winter months ahead. She also was an avid cook, and enjoyed baking her famous bread. Lillian was a member of the Eastern Star for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ensley and Eva Bryan; her husband, Walter in 1999 and two infant children.
She is survived by her children, Roland Reed and wife Sylvia of Centreville, Maryland, Jim Reed and wife Bonnie of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Eliza Jane Reed of Columbia, Missouri and Kathryn Hayden and husband Jim of St. Peters, Missouri; 10 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. James Chapel of The James & Gahr Mortuary.
Funeral service was held Monday, July 15, 2013 at 1 p.m. in the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary with Gary Bartle officiating.
Interment was in the College Hills Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary, St. James, Missouri.
 

Helen Rachel Reiner
Helen Rachel Reiner (nee Copling) of Cuba, Missouri was born to Arthur and Merl (Mize) Copling on Saturday, December 24, 1927 in Leasburg, Missouri and passed away Sunday, May 13, 2012 at her home at the age of 84 years 4 months and 20 days.
Helen was united in marriage to James E. Reiner on August 15, 1948 and to this union nine children were born.
Helen retired from B&K Manufacturing Company after 25 years of dedicated service. She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Leasburg, Missouri. Her greatest joy was taking care of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, cooking and taking pictures of everyone in the family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Merle Copling; husband, James E. Reiner; one son, David Reiner; one grandchild, Jamie Dennis; three great grandchildren, Kyle and Jordan Dennis, Deven O’Neal; one sister, Hester Land.
She is survived by her eight children, Paul E. Reiner of Cuba, Missouri, Richard and wife Jennifer Reiner of Cuba, Missouri, Jean Helen Reiner of Ft. Worth, Texas, Joann Reiner of Cuba, Missouri, Joyce and husband Rick Walls of Oxford, Alabama, Judy and husband Michael Bouse of Leasburg, Missouri, Cathy and husband Bob Morse of Cuba, Missouri, Theresa and husband Steve Barton of Leasburg, Missouri; six brothers and sisters, Bob Copling of Leasburg, Missouri, Arthur Copling of Wright City, Missouri, Herbie Copling of Lonedell, Missouri, Ethel Adams of Chicago, Illinois, Georgie Leibensperger and Geneva Richardson both of St. Clair, Missouri; 24 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 from 1 p.m. until time of funeral service 3 p.m. at Mizell Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Dunn, officiating.
Interment followed at the Lea Cemetery in Leasburg, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

Roy Blaine Reiter
Roy Reiter of Sullivan, Missouri was born September 26, 1978 to Paul Reiter and the late Donna Rowen Aubuchon and passed away Sunday, June 3, 2012 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan at the age of 33 years.
Roy was a life long resident of Sullivan, Missouri and a member of the New Testament Baptist Church. Roy attended both Bourbon and Sullivan High Schools where he played football. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, shooting guns at the river and spending time with his dogs on his farm where he raised rabbits and chickens. Roy was a true friend and loved to make people happy, he was a real go-getter and he cherished spending time with his family and friends. Roy also enjoyed kickboxing and martial arts.
He was survived by Gina Maire Smith of Leasburg, Missouri; grandmother, Viola Phillips of Indiana; father, Paul Reiter; step-father, Dale Aubuchon; brother, Buddy Rowen of Riverside, California; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2012 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
A funeral service was at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2012 at the Funeral Home, with the Rev. Charlie Idleman officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home.
 

JoAnn Pauline Barton Renfro
JoAnn Pauline Barton Renfro of Cuba, Missouri, formerly of St. Clair, Missouri, was born in St. Louis, Missouri on July 7, 1937 to William Everett and Beulah Lee McMullin, (nee Robertson) and passed away June 14, 2013, at the age of 75 years, 11 months and 7 days.
As a young woman she was united in marriage and blessed to have five children. On October 17, 1983 she was united in marriage to Dewey Clinton Renfro and their families were joined as one.
JoAnn was a Christian and member of Change of Heart Church in Cuba, Missouri. She also liked to visit Good Hope Baptist Church in St. Clair, Missouri. She loved going to church and fellowshipping with others. JoAnn had a benevolent spirit, always helping those in need. She loved going for rides and traveling.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Beulah McMullin; and by her brother, Leroy McMullin, Sr.
She is survived by her husband, Dewey Renfro of Cuba, Missouri; her children, Vickie Harms and husband, Karl, of Rolla, Missouri, Scott Barton and wife, Lisa, of Sullivan, Missouri, Angela Ritter and husband, Tim, of Washington, Missouri, John Barton and wife, Cathy, of St. Clair, Missouri and Jody Barton and companion, Scott Weatherby, of Steelville, Missouri; two step-children; her sister-in-law, Karen Stonecypher of Torrenton, Wyoming; 13 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Memorial services were held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at the Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, Missouri with Rev. Duane Banderman officiating.
Private committal services will be held at a later date.
 

Frank J. Repovich
Frank J. Repovich of St. Peters, Missouri, was born June 17, 1916 in Livingston, Illinois and he passed away Sunday, December 9, 2007 at Barnes Jewish St. Peters, St. Peters, Missouri at the age of 91 years.
He had been employed with the Ford Motor Company as an inspector in St. Louis, Missouri. He served in the Army from September 28, 1942 until October 13, 1945 and was a recipient of the Purple Heart and the Soldier’s Medal. He was a member of the Sts. Joachim and Ann Catholic church, VFW Post 2866 and a 33-year member of the UAW.
He was married July 3, 1946 to Virginia D. (Brewer) Repovich.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Larry R. Repovich and nine brothers and sisters.
He is survived by son, Jerry R. (Christina) Repovich of St. Peters, Missouri; brother, Albert Repovich of Chula Vista, California; four grandchildren; great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Tuesday, December 11, 2007 from 3-6 p.m. and 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at Sts. Joachim and Ann Catholic Church, St. Charles, Missouri.
Interment at St. Charles Memorial Gardens, St. Charles, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Baue Funeral and Memorial Center, St. Charles, Missouri.
 

Ray Reynolds
Ray Reynolds of St. James, Missouri was born October 15, 1922 in St. James, Missouri to Bill and Mabel (Parcel) Reynolds and passed away May 29, 2013 at the age of 90 years.
After Ray graduated from high school he served his country in the United States Army during WWII.
He married Bessie Norris on May 24, 1947 and to this union four children were born.
He was a member of the First Church of God in St. James, Missouri. Ray was a “project manager” of sorts. He always had a project going and loved to tinker in his shed where he could turn out the best house birdhouses you have ever seen. His passion was horses. He loved horses and was fortunate to have worked with them for over 30 years as a trainer/barn manager at Boys and Girls Town in St. James. He loved everything about his job but his favorite time of the year was the annual wagon train to Springfield, Missouri. Ray didn’t ride a horse to Springfield, but instead drove the water truck so he could make sure the horses were properly fed and watered and in those cases where someone got hurt or just could no longer ride Ray got a partner to ride with.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years in 2012, Bessie; parents, Bill and Mable Reynolds; his sons, Ray Reynolds Jr. and Robert Reynolds.
He is survived by his daughters, Donna McCabe and husband Kevin of St. James, Missouri and Mary Ann Woolsey of St. James, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Cathy Reynolds; grandchildren, Randy Smith, Michelle Degraffenreid, Bob Reynolds, Nathaniel Hadley, and Brian Hadley; brothers, Roy Reynolds of Nebraska, and Jay Reynolds of St. Louis, Missouri; seven great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held at the chapel, St. James, Missouri prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Funeral service with full military honors were Friday, May 31, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the James & Gahr Mortuary, St. James, Missouri with Pastor Don Carson officiating.
Fitting for Ray was his ride to Asher Cemetery in a horse drawn funeral carriage.
Pallbearers were Kevin McCabe, Randy Smith, John Degraffenreid, Bobby Reynolds, Nathaniel Hadley, Brian Hadley and Herman Bradshaw.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary, St. James, Missouri.

Alexander Christian Richards
Alexander Christian Richards of Cuba, Missouri, was born December 24, 2009 in Sullivan, Missouri and passed away on Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at the age of three months and 20 days.
He is survived by his parents, James B. Richards and Crystal D. (Danford) Richards; grandparents, James and Madeline Richards, Sr. of St. Clair, Missouri, Anita Marie Harsh of Richwoods and Charles Edward and Jennifer Danford, Sr. of Cedar Hill, Missouri; two brothers, James B. Richards III and Skyler Ash Pendleton; three sisters, Hailie Marie, Jamie Bryanna and Chrissie Dawn Richards; other relatives and friends.
Graveside services were conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2010, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cuba, Missouri with Michael Delashmit officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home.


Janet Sue Richards
Janet Sue Richards of Mineral Point, Missouri was born on October 20, 1962 at Farmington, Missouri to William DeClue and Gracie (Beck) DeClue and passed away May 12, 2010 at Bonne Terre, Missouri at the age of 47 years, 6 months and 22 days.
Janet will be remembered as a kind and gentle person. She was a caring wife, mother and grandmother. As well as a devoted pet owner. She spent her recent life in daily prayer for her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Gracie DeClue and a granddaughter, Azalea Anne Fleming.
She is survived by her husband, Terry Richards of Mineral Point; daughter, Crystal Fleming and husband Ryan of Ballwin, Missouri; son, Christopher Richards of St. Genevieve, Missouri; sister, Judy Owens of Potosi, Missouri; four brothers Bobby DeClue and wife Georgia of Desoto, Missouri; Billy DeClue and wife Joyce of Steelville, Missouri, John DeClue of Cherryville, Missouri and Jim DeClue of Potosi, Missouri; two grandchildren, Ian Fleming and Prairie Fleming; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were Monday, May 17, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the DeClue Family Chapel with Rev. Rick Wade officiating.
Pallbearers were Dakota McMahan, Jordan Richards, Brad Turnbough, Kyle Turnbough, Robbie Warden, Eric DeClue and Bill DeClue.
Interment and final prayers were held at Sunset Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the DeClue Family Funeral Home, Potosi, Missouri.

Joseph “Wayne” Richards
Joseph “Wayne” Richards of Steelville, Missouri was born on Monday, March 12, 1945 to Oscar Allen and Renabel Mitchell Richards in Wayne County in Illinois and passed away Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at the age of 67 years, 1 month and 20 days.
Wayne was a member of the Fair Dealing Baptist Church in Fair Dealing, Missouri. He graduated from the Doniphan High School in Doniphan, Missouri. Wayne served in the Army National Guard.
Wayne married Peggy Sue Walker on April 15, 1970 in Clayton, Missouri and blessed with three children.
Wayne and his brother started their own sawmill operation right after graduating high school. His brother chose another career path so Wayne carried on in the business moving to various locations. He had many setbacks but with strong determination to succeed, built it into one of the most successful mills in Missouri, the Richards Wood Products Inc. The company was established in 1967 in Steelville, Missouri.
Wayne also expanded into several other business endeavors. He and a partner bought out Cecil Markley Lumber Yard in Cuba, Missouri and operated it as Wayne’s Lumber Yard for a few years. Wayne later started Richards Forklift and Equipment Company in Steelville, Missouri. He and Sue built, owned, and operated The Flower Company, in Steelville, Missouri.
He was a land investment manager and developer. He also was a farmer and cattle rancher. He was a member of the Lebanon Lodge #77 AF & AM in Steelville, Missouri. He served on the Board of Directors of Peoples Bank and was a member of the Missouri Forest Products Association.
He enjoyed all sports. He followed the Missouri Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Rams. He enjoyed deer hunting, mushroom hunting, fishing, gardening and drag racing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Renabel Richards; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alvin and Edna Walker; and brothers-in-law, Russell and Jerry Walker.
He is survived by his wife, Sue of their home in Steelville, Missouri; children, Kerry (Brian) Green of Cherryville, Missouri, Kelly (Scott) Shifflet of Nixa, Missouri and Walker (Mindy) Richards of Steelville, Missouri; brothers, Ronnie (Janie) Richards of Waynesville, Missouri and Marvin (Pauline) Richards of Ellington, Missouri; sister, Carol (Bill) Jenkins of Doniphan, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Betty (Bill) Waller of Steelville, Missouri and Sonja Walker of Osage Beach, Missouri; grandchildren, Steven Brand, Mikel Brand and Drew Houck; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Friday, May 4, 2012 from 4-8 p.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri and funeral service Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Tim Richards officiating.
A “Private Burial” will be in the Wayne Richards Cemetery on his farm in Steelville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
 

Aundo “Red” Franklin Richardson
Aundo “Red” Richardson of Centralia, Missouri was born in Washington County, Missouri on June 1, 1937 to John Andrew Mathew and Dorothy Viola (Medley) Richardson and passed away Monday, November 9, 2009 at Boone County Hospital in Columbia, Missouri at the age of 72 years.
On August 17, 1963 he married Betty Ann Bridgeman.
He loved to bowl and listen to blue grass music. He was employed at Joe Machens Ford in Columbia for over 35 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Dorothy Richardson; two brothers, Herb and Kellis and a sister, Wilma Foster.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; son, Rusty Richardson; daughters, Sherry Creel and husband Ryan, Anita Lafferty and husband Joseph (Butch) and Rita Willingham and husband Tony; 12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren, all of the Centralia area; brother, Marvin Richardson and wife Donna of Cuba, Missouri; sisters, Irene Britton of Jonesville, Michigan, Bonnie Rhor of Sullivan, Missouri and Barbara Jenkins of Bourbon, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at the Fenton Funeral Chapel in Centralia, Missouri.
Interment was in the Glendale Memorial Gardens.

Franklin D. Richardson
Franklin D. Richardson of Bourbon, Missouri was born on Tuesday, December 23, 1924 in Viburnum, Missouri to William Harvey Richardson and Eula Ellen Denney Richardson and passed away on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at the age of 85 years, 6 months and 13 days.
Frank served his country honorably in the United States Navy during WWII. He attended Steelville High School for three years then served in the military, and later returned to Steelville and completed his last year of High School.
He married Ocklea Moran in Denver, Colorado on October 31, 1953 and to this union three children were born.
He was a truck driver for ICX Freight Company and later Consolidated Freight Way before retirement. Frank accepted the Lord as his Savior and was baptized at Lifeline Baptist Church, Rolla, Missouri. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 3987, Sullivan, Missouri. He loved to fish, watch western movies, and reminisce about the past.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Eula Richardson; wife, Ocklea; stepson, Lowell Hines; sister, Ida (Chester) Maloon; brother, William Herman Richardson and two infant brothers.
He is survived by his children, Patrick Lee (Susan) Richardson of Midwest City, Oklahoma, Shirley Dee (James) Voorhies of Central City, Colorado, and Ellen Kay (Jeff) Arth of Lakeville, Minnesota; stepchildren Brenda (Carl) Thompson of Hillsboro, Ohio and Gregory (Alice) Hines of Checotah, Oklahoma; sister, Alice (Reid) Stephens of Bourbon, Missouri; nephew, William Stough of Longmont, CO; brother-in-law, Preston Moran and sister-in-law, Juanita Thompson, all of Hillsboro, Ohio; grandchildren; great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Friday, July 9, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. and Funeral Service was Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri with Rev. Delmar Hutson officiating.
Burial was at the Steelville Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
 

Jack L. Richardson
Jack L. Richardson of St. James, Missouri was born October 2, 1954 in Rolla, Missouri to Mack and Betty (Craig) Richardson and passed away August 21, 2012 at the age of 57 years.
For over 30 years Jack drove a truck working for the City of Rolla. He loved to drive and drove just for fun. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and working on the farm. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Billy Joe Richardson.
He is survived by his parents, Mack and Betty Richardson of St. James, Missouri; children, Matt Richardson and wife Rachael of St. James, Missouri and Nicole Tuter and husband Mike of Holts Summit, Missouri; brother, Leslie Richardson of Salem, Missouri; sisters, Dorothy Foust of St. James, Missouri and Anna Marie Pankey of St. James, Missouri; grandchildren, Kordell and Katlin Richardson; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Sunday, August 26, 2012 from 5-7 p.m. at the James & Gahr Chapel in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral service was Monday, August 27, 2012 at 10 a.m. in the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary with Pastor Gary Bartle officiating.
Interment was in the Dillon Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary.

Kiley Cheyenne Richardson
Kiley Cheyenne Richardson was stillborn on Sunday, July 11, 2010.
She is survived by her parents, Jeremiah and Janet Richardson of Steelville, Missouri; sister, Haley Richardson and brother Levi Richardson, all of Salem, Missouri; grandparents, Pam Graham (special friend Dewayne Parker) of Salem, Missouri, Darlena Simmons of Desloge, Missouri and Matthew Richardson of Cherryville, Missouri; great grandparents, Patricia Merritt of Desloge, Missouri, Ron Merritt, Ken (Patricia) Richardson, all of Cherryville, Missouri and Don (Lorraine) Lukson of Iowa; aunts and uncles, Roy Graham, Jack (Cheryl) Graham all of Salem, Missouri and Krystyna (Joe) Frazier of Steelville, Missouri, Wyatt Richardson and Shannon Richardson of Cherryville, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Thursday, July 15, 2010 from 9-11 a.m. and funeral service at 11 a.m. at Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Dwight Jones officiating.
Burial was at the Eaton Cemetery, Cherryville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.



William Clay Richardson
William Clay Richardson of rural Steelville, Missouri was born August 11, 1947 to Houston Richardson and Capitola Madiline (Sain) Richardson in Pine Bluff, Arkansas and passed away Thursday, June 10, 2010 at his home at the age of 62 years.
On July 18, 1970 in Florence, Alabama, he was united in marriage to Darlene Doyle.
William served in the US Navy from 1964 to 1967 during the Vietnam Conflict. He worked for the Franklin County Road Dept. for several years and was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local #2. He was a lifetime member of the VFW #2482 and a member of the American Legion #347 both of St. Clair, Missouri.
He enjoyed the outdoors and loved to fish and hunt and also was a big fan of Arkansas Razorback football.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Houston and Madiline Richardson; three brothers, Lloyd and Floyd Richardson and Donald Gilmer; and two sisters, Lora Eastham and Rosemary Moore.
He is survived by his wife Darlene of the home in Steelville, Missouri; four brothers, Houston Richardson Jr. of Lexa, Arkansas, Jack Richardson of Augusta, Arkansas, James Gilmer of Modesto, California and Robert Richardson of Palestine, Arkansas; two sisters, Christine Krank of Ada, Georgia and Barbara Walters of Polk City, Florida; other relatives and friends.
He chose to donate his body to medical research.
There will be a service at a later date.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

Adred Ricketts
Adred Ricketts of Cape Girardeau, Missouri was born on September 13, 1921 in Heber Springs, Arkansas to James Robert and Carrie Alice (Troy) Haile and passed away at her home on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at the age of 91 years and 28 days.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Carrie Haile and her husband, John Kenneth Ricketts on July 19, 1993.
She is survived by two sons, Kenneth Haile Ricketts and wife Deberha of Rolla, Missouri and Roger Howard Ricketts and wife Rosemary of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and one daughter, Alice Lynn Propst and husband Billy of Gordonville, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Graveside services were conducted on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Ozark Hills Memorial Gardens in Rolla, Missouri with Steve Barber officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
 

Vincent Joseph Ricotta
Vincent Joseph Ricotta of Rolla, Missouri was born on Saturday, October 29, 1960 in St. Louis, Missouri to Vincent S. and Rayjeana M. Coon Ricotta and passed away on Monday, August 29, 2011 at the age of 50 years and 10 months.
He married Annie DeRenzo on November 18, 1982 and to this union two children were born.
Vincent bought and sold antiques.
He was preceded in death by his parents and niece, Samantha Love Henderson.
He is survived by his children, Carmen Ricotta and Nick Ricotta; grandson, Nicholas Michael Ricotta, all of St. Louis, Missouri; sisters, Cindy (Mark) Klein of Barnhart, Missouri, Gina Ricotta of Brentwood, Missouri, Barbara Ricotta and Maria Ricotta, all of Cuba, Missouri; brothers, Alan (Susie) Ricotta of Hillsboro, Missouri and John Ricotta of Dittmer, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 5 p.m. at Willmore Park, St. Louis, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.

Margaret Mary Rieken
Margaret Mary Rieken was born in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota on June 27, 1923 to Matthias and Mary Caroline (Heembrock) Riewer and passed away January 15, 2013 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, Missouri at the age of 89 years.
Margaret was raised on a dairy farm in Minnesota.
After her stint as a Quality Assurance Inspector on the B-24 and B-25 bombers in Kansas City, Missouri, she decided to join the Navy. It was during her time as a Navy Nurse in the Bethesda Navel Hospital that she nursed her future husband Vernon Edward Rieken back to health after he had returned from a tour of duty in the Philippines where he had been held as a prisoner of war.
Vernon and Margaret were blessed with nine children.
She enjoyed cross-country skiing, bowling and baseball, and was a big fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. She also loved to read, embroider, and play dominos.
Margaret was a devout Catholic and attended Mass as often as she could.
She is survived by her children, Judith Galterio and husband Vincent of Colorado, Daniel Rieken of Columbia, Missouri, Steven Rieken of St. James, Missouri, Rosemary Augustine and husband Cary of New Bloomfield, Missouri, Kevin Rieken of St. James, Missouri, Katherine Horrigan of Florida, Gregory Rieken and wife Yong Joo of St. Louis, Missouri and Michael Rieken of New Bloomfield, Missouri; sister, Ann Jacobi and husband Richard of Belton, Texas; brother, Charles Riewer of Mountain Home, Arkansas; 12 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
In addition to her parents Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Rieken in 1974; son, Thomas Rieken; sisters, Sr. Theresa Riewer and Alice Schumacher; brothers, Clarence and Steven Riewer.
Visitation was held at the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary Friday, January 18, 2013 from 1-3 p.m.
Funeral services for Margaret Mary Rieken was held Friday, January 18, 2013 at 3 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. James, Missouri with Father Charles Pardee officiating.
Interment in the Ozark Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Rolla, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary.
 

Gordon William Riffel, MD
Dr. Gordon W. Riffel was born in Legasppi, Philippines, on June 24, 1929, to missionaries William B. and Esther (Rippey) Riffel and passed away February 20, 2012.
At the age of 12, his family was captured by the Japanese and interred in a total of five different prison camps for the next 33 months. With the aid of the paratroopers of the 511 Airborne Division of the US Army, the entire family was rescued on February 23, 1945, the very day that the Japanese were scheduled to execute all 2000+ prisoners in the Los Banos prison camp.
After returning home to the Northwest, Gordon caught up quickly with his studies and graduated from Walla Walla College Academy in 1947. He also graduated from Walla Walla College in 1951 with a BA degree in biology, as well as minors in chemistry and theology.
Prior to heading to CA for medical school he proposed to Adeline Roehl and they were married on June 12, 1952 and to this union five children were born.
Gordon was granted his M.D. degree from the College of Medical Evangelists (now known as Loma Linda University Medical School) in 1955. He did a year internship in Portland and two years in Ulm, Germany, as a captain in the United States Army, before settling in the Bourbon-Sullivan, Missouri area, where he would practice family medicine for the next 39 years.
Without a local hospital in those early years and holding office hours in both Cuba and Bourbon, life was more than hectic. Dr. Riffel would drive to Rolla and Jefferson City to deliver babies and admit patients to hospital.
Being the only doctor in the small town and one of the few in the area meant that the doctor was on call 24/7. Over the years Dr. Riffel delivered more than 3,000 babies, including a set of Siamese twins. He performed countless surgeries. He taught surgeons how to do surgery. He did orthopedics and some plastic surgery. He even made house calls.
Dr. Riffel was an active, participating member of the Bourbon Seventh Day Adventist Church where he taught a weekly Sabbath School class. He was an elder and regularly took his turn in the pulpit, as well as serving on various local, conference, and union committees and boards.
The Riffels retired in 1998, moving to Spokane, Washington, to be near several of their children. Gordon was again active in his local church and volunteered for various area ministries. He focused on his family, joining them in many camping trips and providing them with choice garden produce. He also loved water-skiing and bicycling.
After Adeline’s death in May of 2010, Gordon fulfilled his dream of a road trip back east to see many of Adeline’s relatives and his friends in Missouri.
Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia the following February.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Esther Riffel; wife, Adeline; son, Steven Edward Riffel,and granddaughter, Angela. He is survived by three daughters, Krista Riffel Woodruff, Debbie Riffel Shrock and Karen Riffel Marshall; one son, William Fredrich Riffel; sisters, Retta Snider of Nashville, Tennessee, and Dorothy Huff of Redding, California; 13 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Spokane Central Seventh SDA Church in Spokane, Washington.


Ethel “Lorene” Riggs
Ethel “Lorene” Riggs of Cherryville, Missouri was born January 1, 1919 in Huzzah, Missouri to William and Eva Chandler Skaggs and passed away Sunday, March 18, 2012 in Crystal City, Missouri at the age of 93 years.
On December 12, 1933 in Huzzah, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Claude Riggs.
Lorene was owner of Lorene’s Resale Store in Cherryville, Missouri for over 30 years. She was a past member of the Steelville Assembly of God Church for thirty years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Eva Skaggs; husband Claude Riggs in 1981; one son, Ivan Riggs; three brothers, Rev. Herman Skaggs and wife Hildred, Radis Skaggs and wife Norma, Frank Evans and wife Eula; two sisters Irene Skaggs and infant sister; brother-in-law, Earnest Coleman; and one granddaughter Patricia.
She is survived by her two sons, Kenneth Riggs and wife Helga of Wentzville, Missouri and Jim Riggs and wife Barbara of Cherryville, Missouri; one daughter, Earlene Pollard and husband Carl of St. James, Missouri; one sister, Gerene Coleman of Pevely, Missouri; sister-in-law, Nina Skaggs of High Ridge, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Jan, Tammy, James Jr., Brian, Kenneth Jr., Kelley and Jeff; 13 great grandchildren; seven great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2012 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Charles Partney officiating. Special music of “Angels”, “Wind beneath My Wings” and “Amazing Grace” was played. Special memories were shared by Ken Riggs and Sharon Clark.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Shoal Creek Cemetery at Berryman, Missouri.
Casket bearers were Ken Riggs, Jr., Jeff Riggs, Bob Swann, Erbon Riggs, Brian Riggs and Jimmy Riggs.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.
 

Lois Inez Riggs
Lois Inez Riggs of Owensville, Missouri passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the age of 71 years, 9 months and 12 days.
Visitation Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. at the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home, Owensville, Missouri.
Funeral services Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home, Owensville, Missouri.
Burial in the Owensville City Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home, Owensville, Missouri.

Myrtle Margaret Rinehart
Myrtle Margaret Rinehart of St. James, Missouri was born on June 28, 1929 at Safe, Missouri to Jasper and Violet (Tipton) Copeland and passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at the Golden Living Center in St. James, Missouri at the age of 81 years and 16 days of age.
Myrtle was united in marriage to George Milton Rinehart on July 3, 1947 at St. James Christian Church and to this union four daughters were born.
Myrtle worked at the Rolla Shoe Factory, then later retired after 22 years of work at the Missouri Veteran’s Home in St. James, Missouri. She enjoyed playing Bingo at the Golden Living Center, plus watching games shows on TV and cooking. Most of all, she enjoyed the company of family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jasper and Violet Copeland; her husband, George; two daughters, Peggy Weaver and LaDonna Gregory; two brothers, Raymond and Bernard Copeland; one sister, Fern Hogan, and one son-in-law, James Watson.
She is survived by two daughters, Kathy Meziere and husband Ron of Manhatten, Kansas and Linda Watson of St. James, Missouri; one sister, Betty Hughes and husband Winston of St. James, Missouri; two sons-in-law, Wilbur Weaver of Troy, Missouri and Arthur Gregory of Steelville, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Katherine Copeland of Rolla, Missouri; nine grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren; one great great grandson; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was on Friday, July 16, 2010 from 6-8 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in St. James, Missouri with Jerry Baumann officiating.
Pallbearers were Jeffrey Watson, George Watson, Clayton Deese, Ron Meziere, William Malone and Michael Hogan.
Burial was in the family plot in the High Gate Baptist Church Cemetery in rural St. James, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Angel Domonic Liam Ritchhart
Angel Domonic Liam Ritchhart was born on November 13, 2009 at Rolla, Missouri and passed away November 13, 2009 at Rolla, Missouri.
He is survived by his parents, Kahla and Lason Ritchhart of Salem, Missouri; grandparents, Shaye Phillips and Bob Riley of Salem, Missouri, Coly and Laura Vandegriffe of Steelville, Missouri, Randall Bradford of Sierra Vista, Arizona and one brother, Kayden Bradford of Salem, Missouri.
Memorial service was held Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 1 p.m. in the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel.
Arrangements under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary in Salem, Missouri.
 

Donna Sue Roberts
Donna Sue Roberts nee Potter was born in Steelville, Mo., Sunday, August 23, 1953, a daughter of Louis B. Potter and Daphyne Sellers Potter. She entered eternal life Sunday, May 26, 2002, at the home of her parents, Steelville, Mo., at the age of 48 years, 9 months and 3 days. Among those who remain to mourn her passing are her husband Timothy C. Roberts; her parents Louis and Daphyne (Sellers) Potter, all of Steelville, Mo.; father-in-law, Lloyd Roberts of Salem, Mo.; two sons, Andrew Jay Harris of West Palm Beach, Florida and Robert Daniel Harris of Cuba, Mo. Three sisters, Sandy Johnson and husband Denny of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Linda Brand and husband Thomas of Hazelwood, Mo. and Debbie Smith and husband Charles of Steelville, Mo.; brother-in-law, Daniel Roberts of Ironton, Mo.; step-daughter, Jodi Anne Roberts of New Orleans, Louisiana; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. One brother, Denny G. Potter, her mother-in-law, Leattrice Roberts and one stepdaughter, Amy Marie Roberts, preceded Donna in death. Donna Sue Roberts (nee Potter) lay in state 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at the Britton Funeral Home, Steelville, Mo. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 2002, in the Britton Chapel with Rev. Chuck Whitmire and Rev. Jerry Beers officiating. Rev. Beers, Bruce Turnbough, Kati and Kassi Johnson provided the music. Committal prayers and interment were in the Steelville Cemetery, Steelville, Mo. Serving as pallbearers were nephews, Jeffery Johnson, Chris Johnson, Bart Johnson, James Brand, Russell Brand, Mat Smith, Lucas Smith and Corey Johnson. Arrangements were under the direction of Britton Funeral Home, Steelville, Mo.

David W. Robinson
David W. Robinson of Cuba, Missouri was born in Warsaw, New York on February 13, 1927 to Leo and Grace Robinson and passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Missouri at the age of 82 years.
He retired from Yellow Freight Systems in 1990 and move to Missouri where he attended Calvary Assembly of God Church in Cuba, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Grace Robinson; two sisters, Emma and Virginia; two brothers, Richard and Jim; one daughter, Janice Wilson and one son, Dennis Robinson.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Robinson of Cuba, Missouri; three sons, Donald Robinson of Elma, New York, Robert Robinson of London, Ohio and Douglas Robinson of Columbus, Ohio; two step-sons, Daniel Hagston of Granite City, Illinios and Mark Hagston of Fayetteville, North Carolina; three daughters, Wanda Buhholz of Houghton, New York, Sharon Scalf and Paula Robinson of Columbus, Ohio; 23 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren.
David donated his body to St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri.

Jimmy Aaron Robison
Jimmy Aaron Robison of Bourbon, Missouri passed away at his home on Saturday, July 17, 2010 at the age of 71 years.
He is survived by his wife, Rae Jean Robison of the family home; one son, Ivan Robison and wife Nichole of Bourbon, Missouri; daughter, Lora Breslich of Bourbon, Missouri; one brother, Bobby Joe Robison of the state of Oklahoma; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
A memorial service celebrating Jimmy’s life was held on Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 6 p.m. at Blue Springs Lodge, Bourbon, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Elmer William Rocklage
Elmer William Rocklage of Martinsburg, Missouri formerly of Cuba, Missouri was born Wednesday, November 21, 1914 at St. Louis, Missouri to the union of Henry W. Rocklage and O’Linda H. (nee Rieke) Rocklage and passed away Saturday, December 1, 2007 at Wellsville, Missouri at the age of 93 years, 1 month and 11 days.
Elmer was united in marriage to Reba Marie Reeves on July 30, 1938 at St. Louis, Missouri and to this union two daughters were born.
He worked as a Wood Pattern Maker until his 40’s. He then became a full time Director for the Child Evangelism Fellowship in Austin, Texas and then Springfield, Illinois. He retired from being a director at the age of 65 and became a volunteer for the Child Evangelism Fellowship and until six months ago he volunteered three days a week and the other two days in worked in his wood working shop.
He was a very talented craftsman. He could design and build houses, furniture or anything that could be made out of wood.
He was preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters; his wife; one son-in-law, Larry Hinds; other relatives and friends.
He is survived by two daughters, Nancy Jessee and Bonnie Hinds of Martinsburg, Missouri; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Private funeral service was held at Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Bruce Chulka officiating. “When They Ring the Golden Bells” was the special music for the service. Burial was at Meramec Hills Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Bettie Belle Rodgers
Bettie Belle Rodgers of St. James, Missouri was born on March 23, 1934 in Crawford County, Missouri to Ervin A. Sr. and Ruth G. (Mitchell) Foust and passed away at her home on January 17, 2012 at the age of 77 years, 9 months and 25 days.
Bettie was united in marriage to Jerald “Jake” Rodgers in St. James, Missouri on March 11, 1961.
Bettie Rodgers enjoyed her grandchildren and being with them very much.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ervin Sr. and Ruth Foust; her husband, Jerald “Jake” Rodgers on February 1, 2011; one son, Mark A. Claus; two brothers, Ervin Foust Jr. and Jimmy Foust.
She is survived by three daughters, Betty Renai Rodgers of St. James, Missouri, Sandra D. Claus of Arnold, Missouri and Debra Lynn Hairer of St. Peters, Missouri; one son, John Dale Claus of St. Louis, Missouri; brother, Robert Foust of St. James, Missouri; one sister, Barbara Darby of St. Louis, Missouri; eight grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at the Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall in St. James, Missouri with Peter Coots officiating.
Burial will be in the St. James Cemetery in St. James, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.


June Artie Rohrer
June Artie Rohrer nee Souders was born in Gerald, Missouri on June 28, 1917 to Arthur and Dolly Souders and passed away on December 31, 2009 at the age of 92.
June was married to Jacob Lawrence Rohrer for nearly 60 years, residing mainly at the family farm on Rohrer Road west of Bourbon, Missouri.
On that farm she managed a large garden, raised a family and gave Lawrence much support on the dairy farm, then later worked with him when he was the county assessor.
Her involvement in the Methodist Church gave her much joy and a lifetime of friendships. She was a long standing member of the Stringtown Home Ecomonics Club and a weekly volunteer at the Bourbon Christian Thrift store.
June had a passion for music that she shared with her family, playing the piano and inspiring her children and grandchildren to play music as well. She loved animals, enjoying her cats and dogs and riding horses. She also had many talents in the arts. When the farm work became too much, June and Lawrence moved to a new house on the old Rohrer farm, next to the Bourbon High School.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jacob Lawrence Rohrer; and her twin brother, Art Souders.
She is survived by four children, Janet Kruse and husband Fred, Jay Rohrer and wife Linda, Gene Rohrer and wife Dee and Rex Rohrer and wife Lorian; 10 grandchildren, Melissa, Melanie, Edward, Jacob, Kathy, Jeff, Terry, Jennifer, Sage and Kai; 15 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Opal Rohrer, Doris Rohrer, Zelma Hill and Lois Souders; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 from the First United Methodist Church of Bourbon with Reverend Judy Jeffery officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home of Sullivan, Missouri.
 

Bessie Rosewell
Bessie Rosewell of Steelville, Missouri (since 1990) formerly of Malvern, Arkansas was born July 19, 1912 in Grant County, Arkansas, to Nathan Franklin and Laura Leona (Wright) Rickman and passed away at Gibbs Care Center Thursday, September 8, 2011 in Steelville, Missouri at the age of 99 years.
Bessie and her late husband, Olan Edward Rosewell were married August 1, 1931 in Malvern, Arkansas.
She was a lifetime member of the Second Baptist Church in Malvern, Arkansas (joining in 1929). She was involved in the Women’s Auxiliary activities as well as Sunday School, serving as class officer and departmental officer.
Bessie was noted for her hospitality skills, quilting, needlework, clothing construction (often designing her own patterns), and interior design projects. She was a firm believer in education and that a person is never too old to learn. She was an avid fan of the Arkansas Razorbacks and the St. Louis Cardinals.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Nathan and Laura Rickman; her husband, Olan Rosewell; two brothers; two sisters; three half-brothers; three half-sisters; a son, Donald Rosewell; a daughter, Janice Gahr and one son-in-law, Ronald Gahr.
She is survived by one son, James Rosewell and wife Lucy of St. Louis, Missouri; one daughter, Jacqueline Witt and husband Charles of Steelville, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Pamela (David) Strubberg, Lori (Fred) Rippeto, Teri (Rocky) Swyers, Joe (Karen) Rosewell, Angela (Carl) Crain, Amy (Mike) Whittaker and Charlotte Witt; 13 great grandchildren, Rebecca Strubberg, Alyssa Strubberg, Cadence Rippeto, Courtney Rippeto, Kemble Rippeto, Wittney (Matt) Burch, Chelsi Swyers, Olivia Rosewell, Sophia Rosewell, Kylie Holt, Kayla Crain, Emily Whittaker, Andrew Whittaker; special friend, Annie Mae Bishop of Malvern, Arkansas; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 11 a.m. until service time on Monday, September 12, 2011 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, September 12, 2011 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Kevin Farr and Rev. Bud Sanders officiating. Special music of ”What a Day that Will Be” was sung and played by Rev. Jerry Beers. Other special music of “Shall we Gather at the River”, “Amazing Grace” and “Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesus” was played on violin by great granddaughter, Rebecca Strubberg.
Committal prayer and burial were in the Steelville Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Carl Crain, Matt Julifs, Rocky Swyers, Charles Witt, Drew Whittaker and Mike Whittaker.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

Glenn Robert Roth
Glenn Robert Roth of Cuba, Missouri was born July 11, 1923 in Hume, Illinois to Chester and Georgia Ann Roth and passed away Friday, September 2, 2011 in Cedar Hill, Missouri.
Glenn served in the army in WWII in North Africa and Italy. He worked for many years as a manager for Brown Shoe Company in Illinois. He also worked as a bus driver, real estate agent, funeral director, baker and delivery driver. Glenn was active for many years with the Cuba Senior Center.
Glenn married Ruth Mary Gruen in Hume, Illinois on May 29, 1949.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Georgia Roth; two sisters, Mary and Helen; and three brothers, Dal, George and Harry.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth; two daughters, Celena (Daniel) Hyde of Cedar Hill, Missouri and Glenda (Gary) Gauss of Crestwood, Missouri; two grandchildren, Joy Byrd nee Hyde of St. Louis, Missouri and Alex Hyde of St. Louis, Missouri; four great grandchildren, Simon Byrd, Devon Byrd, Mason Byrd, and Kyle Hyde, all of St. Louis, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Memorial services were held at Amazing Grace Church in Cuba, Missouri on September 11, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. and Faith United Methodist Church in Cedar Hill, Missouri on September 17, 2011 at 12:30 p.m.
Interment at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Kevin Allen Roth
Kevin Allen Roth was born July 24, 1971 in Columbia, Missouri to Keith Wilson and Gayle Walton and passed away May 16, 2012 at the age of 40 years.
Kevin married Tammra Ensor on January 16, 2001.
He was preceded in death by his father, Keith Wilson and grandmother, Vivienne Stover.
He is survived by his wife, Tammy Roth of Salem, Missouri; mother, Gayle Walton of Jefferson City, Missouri; daughters, Jessica O’Hern and Nikki Dellbringge; half-sister, Sally (Wilson) Lloyd; half-brother, Kenny Wilson; other relatives and friends.
Graveside service was held June 2, 2012 in the family cemetery in Iberia, Missouri.


Larry David Rowland
Larry David Rowland was born Thursday, August 27, 1953 in Rolla, Missouri to David A. and Thelma (Pratt) Rowland and passed away Thursday, April 1, 2010 in Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri at the age of 56 years, 7 months and 5 days.
Larry grew up in the town of Bourbon, Missouri and attended Bourbon Schools graduating from Bourbon High School in 1972.
He was previously employed by Walmart of Cuba. He enjoyed being a weather watcher, particularly watching for storms. He also enjoyed reading history books, talking politics and finances, farming, his many cats and spending time with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, David A. Rowland; other relatives and friends.
He is survived by his mother, Thelma (Pratt) Rowland of Cuba, Missouri; sister, Connie and husband Michael Stephens of Leasburg, Missouri; two nieces, Jennifer and husband John Lindsey of Columbia, Missouri and Sarah Stephens of Leasburg, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Monday, April 5, 2010 from 6-8 p.m. at Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
Interment followed at the Crow Cemetery, Bourbon, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Norman M. Rubenstein
Norman M. Rubenstein passed away February 19, 2013.
He was a graduate of Washington University, earning a law degree in 1942.
He served his country in WWII, achieving the rank of Capt. Staff Specialist in the Army.
He was an entrepreneur, successful business executive and community leader who shared his wisdom, strength and kindness to all with grace and humility.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Gerry Rubenstein; parents, Ester and William Rubenstein; son-in-law, Bill Wallis; brothers-in-law, Dave Levinson and Sydney Teper; and sister-in-law, May Kohn.
He is survived by two daughters, Lynn Wallis and Jane (Rick) Wasserman; son, Mark (Jeniffer) Rubenstein; grandchildren, Rachel (Thomas) Andreasson, Jason (Kim) Wallis, Chad (Sarah) Wallis, Adam (Emily) Wallis, Dana (Matthew) March, Toni (Chris) Oldham, Andrea (Jeff) Lyell, William (WeiWei) Rubenstein, Michael (Jodi) Rubenstein, Daniel (fiancé Katie) Rubenstein, Emily (Zach) Kupperman, Sammy Rubenstein and Dillon Schmidt; 16 great grandchildren; sister, Sylvia Levinson; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ruth Teper, Harvey Kohn, Oliver (Betty) Hyatt and Marie (Jess) Farrar; other relatives and friends.
Graveside services were held Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in Chesterfield, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Rindskopf-Roth Funeral Chapel.
 

Shelia Louise Payne Rudis
Shelia Louise Payne Rudis of St. Clair, Missouri was born in St. Louis, Missouri on March 30, 1967, to Roy Payne and Mary Payne nee Nance and passed away August 20, 2010 at the age of 43 years, 4 months and 21 days.
As a young woman, she was united in marriage and blessed with three children. On May 31, 1997, she was united in marriage to Todd Anthony Rudis.
From 1995 until 2008, she was employed at Chrysler Daimler Corporation in Fenton, Missouri. She was also a member of the United Auto Workers, Local 110 of St. Louis, Missouri and served as the Recreational Coordinator for Local 110. Shelia volunteered many hours raising funds for the American Cancer Society. She loved to go horseback riding with her family, bowling, playing horseshoes, playing softball and shopping with friends. She and Todd liked spending time on the river with their many “river friends.” She loved drag racing and had a passion for Ford Mustang cars. She was an enthusiastic Cardinal baseball fan.
She is survived by her husband, Todd of St. Clair, Missouri; her children, Travis Martin and girlfriend D.J. of Sullivan, Missouri, Brittany Martin and boyfriend Jake King of St. Clair, Missouri and Allison Martin and fiancé Joey Ridenhour of St. Clair, Missouri; one granddaughter, Milly Ridenhour of St. Clair, Missouri; her parents, Roy and Mary Payne of Steelville, Missouri; grandfather, Bradley Payne of Steelville, Missouri; parents-in-law, Bruce and Dottie Rudis of Collinsville, Illinois; brothers, Leroy Payne and wife Pam of Steelville, Missouri and Mark Payne and wife Rita of Steelville, Missouri; sister-in-law, Carrie Rudis of Overland, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, Missouri with the Rev. Jim Campbell officiating.
Interment was in Cherry Valley Cemetery in Steelville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, Missouri.

Olive Ruetz
Olive Ruetz of Steelville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at the age of 94 years. Visitation at 11 a.m. until time of service January 16, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri. Funeral service at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 16, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri. Interment in the Steelville Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri. Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Georgia “Yvonne” Rupert
Georgia “Yvonne” Rupert of St. James, Missouri was born on June 26, 1936 in St. James, Missouri to George and Agnes (Wisdom) Lewis and passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012 at her home, at the age of 76 years.
Yvonne Lewis was united in marriage to Robert Rupert on August 23, 1952 and to this union four children were born.
Robert made it his plan that Yvonne would not have to work outside of the home so she was able to raise her family and take care of the household, which she did with pride.
Yvonne attended the First Baptist Church of St. James. She loved reading and shopping with her sisters.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Agnes Lewis; her husband Robert in 1995; sisters, Frieda Lewis, Alta Gunter and Shirley Miller.
She is survived by her children, Daniel Rupert and wife Carol of Tupelo, Mississippi, James Wade Rupert and wife Lisa of Independence, Missouri, Ralph E. (Jack) Rupert of St. James, Missouri, and Anita Kivette of St. James, Missouri; grandchildren, J.R., Kelley and Cameron Rupert, Joshua Rupert, Amanda Frazier and Elizabeth Howard; great grandchildren; Katie and Hunter Wiggins, Adam Nabb, Jonathan Howard and Clayton Rupert; sister, Alma Lee Adams of St. James, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Friday, December 28, 2012 from 5-7 p.m. at the James & Gahr Chapel.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 1 p.m. in the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary with Reverend Dan Rupert and Reverend Jerry Baumann officiating. Music was provided by Hal and Connie Rhea.
Interment was in the Newburg Cemetery with Joshua Rupert, Cameron Rupert, Richard Miller JR, Lee Roy Wells, Nathan Howard, and Paul Harvison serving as pallbearers.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary.


Elaine Rutz
Elaine Rutz of Grandbury, Taxas was born on October 28, 1929 to Carl Philip Fink and Irene Eva Carson in Elk Prairie, Missouri and passed away Saturday, March 20, 2010 in Granbury, Texas at the age of 80 years.
She graduated from Rolla High School. During her youth she worked at the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, now the Missouri University of Science and Technology, where she met her husband, Warren Rutz. They married on December 31, 1949 in Rolla Missouri.
Elaine provided for the establishment of the Elaine Rutz Scholarship Fund at the University to benefit rural Missouri students. The scholarship will continue in her memory.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Grandbury, Texas.
She was preceded in death by a son, Carl Rutz.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Warren Rutz of Granbury, Texas; son, Owen and wife Patricia Rutz of Houston, Texas; daughter, Dana Hoffmann of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, John Hoffmann, Kim Hoffmann Brighton, Thomas Rutz, Robert Rutz and Kathryn Rutz; brother, Merle Fink; other relatives and friends.
Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. on Friday, March 26, 2010.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, March 26, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville, Missouri with Pastor Rick Oberle officiating.
Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville, Missouri.

Joanne Elizabeth Rydeen
Joanne Elizabeth Rydeen of Linn Creek, Missouri, was born October 12, 1942 in Paris, Tennessee to Noel and Anna Eaton and passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri at the age of 69 years.
She married Robert Phillip Rydeen on July 1, 1961 in Steelville, Missouri. They shared 51 years together.
Joanne enjoyed traveling, boating, horses and living life to the fullest. She especially loved being a grandma, and spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Bob; son, Robert P. Rydeen Jr. of Springfield, Missouri; daughters, Connie Shivers of Baldwin, Missouri and Gail Dunn of Branson, Missouri; five grandchildren, Robert P. Rydeen III, Shereen Nejat, Kirsten Rydeen, Callie Harmon and Christopher Harmon; one great granddaughter, Kylie Rydeen; one sister, Marion Hudson of Steelville, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Memorial services were held Saturday, March 24, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.

 

 


 

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