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Special thanks to Rob Vieman, Publisher of Three Rivers Publishing, who has graciously agreed to let us archive the Obituaries from his three news papers in Crawford County. Their web site, covering news from the Crawford County area can be found at http://www.threeriverspublishing.com.

Thank you also to all those others who submit information as it comes available.


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Alice M. Sagehorn
Alice M. Sagehorn of Gerald, Missouri, passed away at Frene Valley Health Care South in Owensville, Missouri on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the age of 84 years.
She was preceded in death by a son, Greg Sagehorm and a daughter, Linda Braumlett.
She is survived by three sons, Larry Sagehorn and wife Nellie of Gerald, Missouri, Chris Sagehorm and wife Michelle of Oakland, California and Steve Sagehorn and wife Monica of Cuba, Missouri, other relatives and friends.
Alice was cremated.
No services were held.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home.
 

George Raymond Sagehorn
George Raymond Sagehorn of Cuba, Missouri was born on Wednesday, July 17, 1929 in St. Louis, Missouri to George Sebastian Sagehorn and Rose Langeneckert Sagehorn and passed away on Monday, July 5, 2010 at the age of 80 years, 11 months and 18 days.
He served his country honorably in the United States Navy.
He married Alice Mae Johnson on November 5, 1947 in Pocahontas, Arkansas and to this union five children were born.
He retired from Brown Shoe Company where he worked as a purchasing agent out of the Clayton Corporate office. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. His hobbies were woodworking and leather making.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Rose Sagehorn and brothers, Leonard and Howard Sagehorn.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Sagehorn of Cuba, Missouri; children, Gregory (Dawn) Sagehorn of Ballwin, Missouri, Steven (Monica) Sagehorn of Cuba, Missouri, Larry (Nellie) Sagehorn of Gerald, Missouri Christopher (Michele) Sagehorn of Oakland, CA and Linda Lou Sagehorn of Ballwin, Missouri; seven grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
A Memorial Service was Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.


Bernard Joseph Sagel
Bernard Joseph Sagel of Cuba, Mo. was born on May 15, 1950 to the union of Timothy Sagel and Mary (Birmingham) Sagel and passed away on May 29, 2002 at Cuba, Mo. at the age of 52 years and 14 days. Bernard was preceded in death by his father, Timothy Sagel. He was retired out of the Army and returned to the Cuba area after retirement. He was a member of Holy Cross Church of Cuba, Mo. Those who survive to mourn his passing from this life are his loving mother, Mary Sagel; six brothers Phillip (Lois) Sagel, Tom Sagel, Albert (Betty) Sagel, Steve (Sue) Sagel, Paul Sagel and Eddie (Terry) Sagel; four sisters Margaret Hoke, Teresa (Steve) De Pauw, Elizabeth (Edward) Garner and Alice Rodrequiz; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends. Bernard was a loving son, brother, uncle, good friend to all who knew him and will be sadly missed. Bernard Joseph Sagel was in state at the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Mo. where prayer services were held on Friday, May 31, 2002 at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, June 1, 2002 at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Church of Cuba, Mo. with Father Bob Duesdieker officiating. Interment was in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Cuba, Mo. All arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Mo.
 

Philip Timothy Sagel
Philip Timothy Sagel of Newburg, Missouri, was born April 22, 1946 in Cuba, Missouri, to Timothy B. and Mary Sagel and passed away June 12, 2012 at the age of 66 years.
Philip married Lois Slawson on December 23, 1970. He loved music and guitar. He played and sang in church and loved reading books.
He was preceded in death by his father, Timothy Sagel; brothers, Bernard and Tom Sagel.
He is survived by his wife, Lois of Newburg, Missouri; two sons, Jeff Sagel and Aleisha of Rolla, Missouri and John Sagel and wife Shawn of Newburg, Missouri; one daughter, Teresa Pankey Sagel of Newburg, Missouri; four grandchildren, Sarah, Justin, Ashley and Brandon; mother, Mary Sagel of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and friends;
The visitation was Monday, June 18, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. at the Teague And Sons Funeral Home in Newburg, Missouri.
The funeral service was Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Teague And Sons Funeral Home.
Interment was at the Newburg Cemetery in Newburg, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Teague And Sons Funeral Home in Newburg, Missouri.

Andre Howard Salter
Andrew Howard Salter of Rolla, Missouri was born July 30, 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri to Vernon and Dorothy (Collins) Salter and passed away Monday, May 14, 2012 in Rolla, Missouri at the age of 60 years.
Andrew graduated from John F. Hodge High School in St. James, Missouri in 1970. He proudly served his country in both the Army Reserves and the U.S. Navy. He was employed by PCRMC and the Rolla Police Department
He is survived by his significant other, Enza Row of Rolla, Missouri; son, Major Brian Hill of Florida; brothers, Joe Hughes of California, Myron Hughes of Texas, David Blaine of California, Jimmie Blaine and wife Jo of Steelville, Missouri, Paul Salter of Lake Ozarks, Missouri and Vernon Salter and wife Kathy of St. James, Missouri; special friends, Donna Williams and husband Chet of Rolla, Missouri, Alice Shockley and Shirley Hagenhoff of Jefferson City, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri.
Services were held Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 1 p.m. at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla with Rev. Brian Credille officiating.
Interment was at the Fort Leonard Wood Cemetery in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri with full military honors.
Arrangements under the direction of James & Gahr Mortuary of Rolla, Missouri.

Gary Dale Sampson Sr. of Cuba, Missouri was born on Saturday, April 23, 1955 in Cuba, Missouri to Lester Irwin and Mary Emma Hollingshead Sampson and passed on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the age of 61 years and 2 months.
Gary married Betty Jane Combs on October 26, 1985 in Sullivan, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Mary Sampson; wife, Betty Jane Sampson; brother, George (Harleen) Sampson; and brother-in-law, Kenneth Cox.
He is survived by his daughters, Becky Ash of Cuba, Missouri and Tonya (Brian) Weinzerl of St. Louis, Missouri; son, Gary Dale Sampson Jr. of Cuba, Missouri; brothers, Daniel (Pete) Sampson of Texas and Donald (Lydia) Sampson of Leasburg, Missouri; sister, Joyce Cox of Bourbon, Missouri; brothers-in-law, Warren (Donna) Combs of Cuba, Missouri, George Combs, Randall (Mary) Combs Sr., Wiley Combs Jr., and David Combs Sr.; sisters-in-law, Wanda Lee Combs, Patsy Lou (Jim) Camden and Anna May (Bob) Wilhelm; grandchildren, Nikki Klebofski, Kerri (Brad) Lederle, and Eryn Elise Klebofski, all of Cuba, Missouri, Charles Weinzerl and Cheyenne Weinzerl, both of St. Louis, Missouri; great grandson, Lucas Brian Lederle of Cuba, Missouri.
 

Patricia Ann Sanders
Patricia Ann Sanders of Steelville, Missouri formerly of Sullivan, Missouri, was born at Sullivan, Missouri on October 14, 1954 to Bill Witt and Mabel Hamm and passed away at Missouri Baptist Hospital, Des Peres, Missouri on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at the age of 57 years.
Patt, as she was known by her family and friends lived the early part of her life in Sullivan and was a graduated of Sullivan High School. She went on to become self-employed as a hair stylist and attracted a large following of satisfied customers.
On October 24, 1992 she was united in marriage to James Sanders and they then made their home in the Steelville area.
Patt continued her business in Sullivan and retired after 37 years due to ill health. She was a member of Huzzah Baptist Church and would often play the piano during services. She greatly enjoyed music and playing the piano.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Evelyn Jost.
She is survived by her husband Jim of the family home; two step daughters, Heather Lucas and husband Kurt of Sullivan, Missouri and Alicia Poebla and husband Daxell of Sullivan, Missouri; six grandchildren, Jacob Poebla, Jacob Dace, Taylor Lucas, Aley Lucas, Cole Sanders and Kaleb Lucas; a great grandson who is to be born in the very near future; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 4:30-8 p.m., Friday, August 3, 2012 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted 10 a.m., Saturday, August 4, 2012 from Temple Baptist Church in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Leonard Moreland officiating.
Interment was in Sanders Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.

Virgie L. Santambrogio
Virgie L. Santambrogio nee Harris of Steelville, Missouri was born on Thursday, February 6, 1936 in Cherryville, Missouri to Willie J. Harris and Edna Pyatt Harris and passed away on Monday, December 28, 2009 in Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 73 years 10 months, and 22 days.
Virgie married Robert “Bob” Santambrogio on November 28, 1970 in St. Louis, Missouri. Virgie worked and retired from Vestal Laboratory in St. Louis, Missouri. She was a member of the Steelville 1st Assembly of God Church and the Steelville Country Club. She enjoyed working puzzles and spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Edna Harris; infant twin brother, Virgil Harris; two daughters, Annette L. and Christy L. Santambrogio; sister, Helen (Roy) Turnbough; brother, Herschel Harris and grandson, Nathan Barrett.
She is survived by her husband, Robert C. “Bob” Santambrogio of the home; son, Ricky Graham of Steelville, Missouri and daughter, Billie (Jack) Barrett of St. Louis, Missouri; sisters, Mae Farrar of Sullivan, Missouri and Isolene (Frank) Kuntz of Channelview, Texas; brother-in-law, Thomas Santambrogio of St. Louis, Missouri; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Tuesday, December 29, 2009 from 4-8 p.m. and funeral service on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Bob Coleman officiating.
Burial at the Martin-Trask Cemetery, Cherryville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
 

Fedora “Dodie” Jeanne Sargent
Fedora “Dodie” Jeanne Sargent of Steelville, Missouri was born August 22, 1917 in Lusk, Wyoming to Henry Edward and Flossie Pearl Schofield Wittekind and passed away Thursday, August 25, 2011 at Gibbs Care Center in Steelville, Missouri at the age of 94 years.
In 1935 at Angola, Indiana, she was united in marriage to Densel Sargent.
“Dodie” was a member of the Parkway Presbyterian Church in Metairie, Louisiana and a member of the Eastern Star. She always had a very active life by ice skating and running in her early years and later enjoyed playing golf and traveling. She also enjoyed sewing, gourmet cooking, playing Scrabble, reading newspapers and books. She was a number one “Saints” football fan for many years and had seats on the 50-yard line. She also enjoyed listening to classical and jazz music.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Flossie Wittekind; her husband, Densel on November 6, 1993; one son, Joseph Sargent and two sisters, Patsy Ruth Inoscencio and Vede Vertago.
She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Cornelius and husband Vernon of Steelville, Missouri; one son, Larry James Sargent and wife Gail of Lake Charles, Louisiana; daughter-in-law, Yosh Sargent of Roseville, California; seven grandchildren, Dionne Patrick of Steelville, Missouri, Katie Patrick of Jackson, Wyoming, Melissa Sargent of Seattle, Washington, Larry Sargent Jr. and wife Belinda and Penny Cannon and husband Bill, all of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Dody Gleason and husband Damon of Vernal, Utah and Tammy Choates and husband Ben of Bruchmuhlbach, Germany; seven great grandchildren, Lacey Patrick, James Sargent, Hannah Sargent, Damon Gleason, Jr., Joshua Gleason, Danye’ Fowler and Daniel Choates; two step great grandchildren, Ryan and Elizabeth Courmier; two great great grandchildren, Kenzie Gleason and Roselyn Fowler; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 3 p.m. until service time on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Beers officiating. Special music of “I Want to Stroll over Heaven with You” and “I Can Only Imagine” was played and sung by Rev. Jerry Beers. Other music played was “Ave Maria” and “Hungarian Rhapsody #2.”
Interment will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 2, 2011 in the Mt. Pleasant Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
 

William Charles “Charlie” Saroch
William Charles “Charlie” Saroch was born on January 17, 1930 in St. James, Missouri to Emile and Martha Saroch and passed away Sunday, November 25 at the age of 82 years.
He married Virginia Louise Fanger on May 27, 1956 and they had a son.
Charlie proudly served his country in the Navy during the Korean War on the USS Hawkins. He was a proud member of the Eastern Star, Rolla VFW, Rolla American Legion, and was the Worshipful Master in 1962 for the St. James Masonic Lodge also having reached the highest level of that Lodge and was a lifetime member.
He volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America and earned the honor of the Order of the Arrow. Charlie worked as a Dental Lab Technician for over 50 years serving dentists all across the area.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Emile and Martha Saroch; his wife, Virginia; brother, Tom; and sisters, Martha and Mary.
He is survived by his son, Emil Edward “Eddie” and his wife Karla; grandchildren, Jessica Robyn and Jonathon Edward; his brother, Emil; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 with the funeral following at 11 a.m. at the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla.
Interment with full military honors followed at the Ozark Hills Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements under the direction of the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.
 

Cathern Elizabeth Saunders
Cathern Elizabeth Saunders of Leasburg, Missouri, passed away on Friday, October 9, 2009, at the age of 77 years.
She is survived by her husband, William Saunders of the family home; three sons, Joe H. Saunders of Claymore, Oklahoma, Norman J. May, Jr. and wife Laurie of Litchfield, Illinois and Stanley J. Smith of Stanton, Missouri; six daughters, Brenda I. Ray of Linn, Missouri, Beverly I. Stief of Columbia, Missouri, Bonney I. Moseley and husband Slater of Holts Summit, Missouri, Kay L. Harding and husband Monty of North Pole, Alaska, Jane N. Behrens and husband Dean of St. Charles, Missouri and Kathleen A. Bunten-Coffman and husband Greg of Leasburg, Missouri; 12 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Monday, October 12, 2009 from 5-8 p.m.
Services were conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 2009, at the Southside Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home, 301 Sappington Bridge Road in Sullivan with burial in Evergreen Cemetery following.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Edward W. Savage
Edward W. Savage of Rolla, Missouri was born November 16, 1942 in St. Louis, Missouri to Edward J. and Eileen (Wittenber) Savage, and passed away February 19, 2012 in Rolla, Missouri at the age of 69 years.
Edward served his country in the U.S. Army for 20 years before retiring.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Auxiliary Police in St. James, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his father, Edward J. Savage and sister, Connie Bartle.
He is survived by his wife, Susie Savage of Rolla, Missouri; daughters, Christine Potter and husband Gary of Mooresville, Indiana and Jeanette Goben and husband Jim of St. James, Missouri; son, Willie (Ed) Savage and wife Andrea of Jefferson City, Missouri; mother, Eileen Edwards of Springfield, Missouri; brothers, Leland Edwards and Randy Edwards; sisters, Levella Smith of Kansas, Louise Skouby and husband Richard of St. Robert, Missouri, Pat Kelly of California, Norma Smith and husband Gary and Nita Driscoll of Republic, Missouri; grandchildren, Amanda and Michael Potter, Matthew Schiffner, Blake Savage, Drew and Jacob DeShurley; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, February 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri.
Services were held on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 1 p.m. at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri with Rev. Gary Bartle officiating with full military honors.
Arrangements under the direction of James & Gahr Mortuary of Rolla, Missouri.
 

Stanley Robert Scales was born April 24, 1923 to an Irish Scandinavian railroad engineer and a German homemaker in Middletown, New York and passed away May 2, 2015.
He was a WWII U.S. Coast Guard veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Roy.
He is survived by his brother, John Scales and family in Florida; wife of 60 plus years, Lois (McDowell) Scales; son, Stephen Scales; daughter-in-law, Karen (Busby) Scales; daughter, Laura (Scales) Wood; son-in-law, Jeffrey Wood; grandchildren, Lindsay, Avalon, Joshua and Jason.
 

Clyde Milton Scantlan
Clyde Milton Scantlan, of Sullivan, Missouri, was born in Earlsboro, Oklahoma on March 15, 1930 to George and Nina Kitchen Scantlan and passed away Friday, December 7, 2012 at the age of 82 years.
Clyde married Ellen Lewis on January 5, 1951, at First Baptist Church, Bourbon, Missouri.
Clyde graduated from Cuba High School. Out of high school, he taught at a one-room schoolhouse, Oak Ridge Elementary, in rural Cuba. During the summers he attended Southwest Baptist College until he began military service.
Clyde served in the U.S. Navy for eight years and was a Korean War veteran. In 1986, after 23 years of service, he retired from the U.S. Post Office as a rural mail carrier out of Sullivan. He enjoyed music and played the guitar for 67 years. He also loved to travel visiting most states many times, and spent the winters in Florida for 21 years. As an active member of Temple Baptist Church for 53 years, he served as a Sunday school teacher and sang in the adult choir.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Nina Scantlan; one sister, Barbara Scantlan Hana and her husband Harvie Lee Hana; and one brother, Walter Scantlan.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ellen Lewis Scantlan; three children, Larry Scantlan and wife Donna of Wentzville, Missouri, Kevin Scantlan and wife Naomi of Columbia, Missouri and Carolyn Swanigan and husband Rand of Jefferson City, Missouri; nine grandchildren, Rashel Mahoney, Erika Scantlan, Aubrey Hutchings, Kate Donaldson, Jill Scantlan, Michael Scantlan, Kristopher Swanigan, Daniel Scantlan and Jeremy Scantlan; five great grandchildren; siblings, Don and wife Paulette Scantlan of Lake City, Florida, George and wife Betty Scantlan of Sullivan, Missouri and Jerry and wife Sue Scantlan of Sullivan, Missouri; sister-in-law, Elva Scantlan of Harrisburg, Illinois; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Monday, December 10, 2012 from 4-8 p.m. at Temple Baptist Church, Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Scott Perry, Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Temple Baptist Church in Sullivan, Missouri with interment in the Lick Creek Cemetery in rural Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Garry Michael Scantlin of St. James, Missouri was born on August 7, 1948 in Safe, Missouri to Herschel Gene “Tom” and Allene Jane (Brown) Scantlin and passed away Saturday, June 6, 2014 at the age of 66 years.
He married Betty Ann Seydlitz, on January 21, 1977 and to this union three sons were born.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Betty of the home; sons, Michael Scantlin of St. James, Missouri, Shad Scantlin and wife Christal of St. James, Missouri and JT Scantlin of Springfield, Missouri; brother, Gene Scantlin and wife Fay of St. James, Missouri; grandson, Viktor Scantlin; other relatives and friends.



Raymond (Ray) E. Schafer
Raymond (Ray) E. Schafer was born on April 15, 1916 in Darien, Missouri to the union of Jacob and Dora (Summers) Schafer and passed away at his home in Cuba, Missouri on November 30, 2002 at the age of 86 years 7 months and 25 days. He was united in marriage to Myra Lorraine Dunham on December 4, 1937. To their union were born five children, two sons and three daughters. Ray was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Rosemary Schafer, one brother Otto R. Schafer and three sisters Ethel Hubbs, Gertie Laubach and Delie Young. Surviving are his wife Myra and four children, Ronald Schafer and wife June of Lone Jack, Donald Schafer and wife Anita of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Beth Jett and husband Marvin of Rolla and Debbie Holt and husband Curtis of Cuba, Missouri. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; Rita Johnson, Patty Schafer, Ronald P. Schafer, Christy McKinley, David Schafer, Summer Weinbaum, April Veo, Kimberly Gipson, Kelsey and Kylie Holt, Holly and Sarah Johnson, Christopher and Kaley McKinley, Katherine and Keegan Schafer, Zebulon and Zane Schafer, Emma and Ethan Weinbaum. Ray professed a faith in Christ at an early age and at the time of his death was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church of Cuba. He was also a charter member of the Second Baptist Church of Salem, Missouri. He was a loving father and grandfather and will be missed by his relatives and friends and all who knew and loved him. Raymond (Ray) E. Schafer was in state at the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri where funeral services were held on Tuesday, December 3, 2002 at 11 a.m. with David Schafer and Leroy Nixon officiating. Interment was in the Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri. All arrangements were under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Robert “Bob” Stephan Schalk
Robert “Bob” Stephan Schalk of Steelville, Missouri was born November 21, 1946 in Denver, Colorado and was adopted by Walter A. and Georgia M. Brake Schalk. He passed away Monday, December 26, 2011 at his home in Steelville, Missouri at the age of 65 years, 1 month and 5 days.
Bob was a truck driver by trade until his health failed him a few years ago. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, woodworking and hanging out at the coffee shops. Most recently since moving to Steelville he was a regular at the round table at Spare Rib cafe where he will be fondly remembered.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Wegner Schalk of the home in Steelville, Missouri; two daughters, Sonia (George) McCurry of Redbud, Missouri, Melissa Fritscl and companion (John Laramer) of Owensville, Missouri; stepdaughters, Deanna (Daniel) Farel of Sullivan, Missouri, Khrista (Daniel) Callaway of Lee’s Summit, Missouri and Brenda Bradshaw of Steelville, Missouri; 16 grandchildren; sister, Joanna Huitt of Lebanon, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was at 5 p.m. and Memorial service at 6 p.m. on Monday, January 2, 2012 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Delmar B. Hutson officiating.
He chose to gift his body by anatomical donation.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Aline Sylvetta Schallenberg
Aline Sylvetta Schallenberg known to her family and friends as “Vetta” formerly of St. James, Missouri, was born on January 24, 1921 in Dry Prong, Louisiana to Joseph and Unibell (Killingsworth) McClendon and passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2011 in Leawood, Kansas.
Aline was united in marriage to Herman Schallenberg on December 6, 1941. This union was blessed with two children.
Until Vetta left St. James to be closer to her children, she was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in St. James where she was very active. After moving to Kansas she enjoyed time spent with her family.
Vetta especially loved her grandchildren and her dog Spotty. Aline was a big fan of dining out.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Unibell McClendon; husband, Herman Schallenberg; brothers, Joseph and Floyd McClendon; sisters, Pauline Shelton and Gladys McClendon.
She is survived by her children, Herman Schallenberg Jr. and wife Sandra of Overland Park, Kansas, Lillian Baxter and husband Ron of Blue Springs, Missouri; grandchildren, Becky Bryant, Debbie Baxter, Rachel Schallenberg and Lisa Blue; great grandchildren, Brenden and Bennett Bryant; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Sunday, December 11, 2011 from 2-5 p.m. Funeral services were Monday, December 12, 2011 at the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary with Reverend Jerry Baumann officiating. Interment was in the St. James Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary.


Daniel Schatz
Daniel Austin Schatz of Sullivan, Missouri was born October 13, 1990 at Washington, Missouri to David and Chara (Cunieo) Schatz and passed away Thursday, August 5, 2010 at the age of 19 years, 9 months and 12 days.
He was a life-long resident of the Sullivan area having been raised at Spring Bluff and attending Spring Bluff School. Daniel later attended and graduated from Sullivan High School in 2009 where he excelled in all sports, especially as quarterback on the varsity football team. He then went on to study business and marketing at the University of Missouri at Columbia and also played football for the Mizzou Tigers.
Daniel loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing and many other outdoors activities such as horseback riding, and gigging. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Sullivan, Missouri and actively involved with mission trips and the youth group.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; Neil and Sarah Schatz; uncle, Edward Schatz and an aunt, Cynthia Lamb.
He is survived by his parents, David and Chara Schatz of Sullivan; one brother, David Schatz, Jr.; three sisters, Devon, Dana and Dailee Schatz, all of the family home; grandparents, Jack and Ann Cunieo of Sullivan and Doris and Joe Hallam of Sullivan; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 3:30-8 p.m. on Sunday, August 8, 2010 at Temple Baptist Church in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 9, 2010 at Temple Baptist Church in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Scott Perry officiating.
Interment was on the Schatz Farm, rural Sullivan, Missouri.
Arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.


Ray Leroy Schatz, Sr.
Ray Leroy Schatz, Sr. of Sullivan, Missouri was born in the Bacon Ridge area near Sullivan, Missouri on December 11, 1934 to Oscar “Cub” and Diveta I. (Bell) Schatz and passed away Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the Harry S Truman V.A. Hospital in Columbia, Missouri at the age of 77 years.
He was a life-long resident of the Sullivan area except for a time working for AT&T and military service. Ray honorably served his country during the Korean War with the U.S. Navy.
After his discharge, he worked as an equipment operator for Schatz Material Company until ill health caused his early retirement. For a time, he worked the family farm and he and Glen Stevens worked together on other farming responsibilities.
Ray was first married to Sarah Vivian Gibson. He later married Jane Dace who preceded him in death in 1990. On June 8, 1996 Ray married Peggy Northcutt Pounds.
Ray always enjoyed the outdoors, deer and turkey hunting and fishing when able. He enjoyed gardening and hunting for Indian arrowheads. He was also an expert in making turkey calls. He also attended Temple Baptist Church in Sullivan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Diveta Schatz; three brothers, Buck, Bill and Charlie Schatz; and by two sisters, Nancy Jackson, and Frances Schatz Sullivan.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy of the family home; one son, Ray L. Schatz, Jr. and wife Sherry of Sullivan, Missouri; three daughters, Sarah Schatz of Sullivan, Missouri, Doris Ryles of East Brewton, Alabama and Mary Lisa Schatz Ackerman of Sullivan, Missouri; two step-sons, Robert Pounds and wife Patti of Sullivan, Missouri and Alan Pounds and wife Kelly of Sullivan, Missouri; one step-daughter, Evette Eickelmann and husband Fred of Cuba, Missouri; one brother, Darrell Schatz of Sullivan, Missouri; sister-in-law, Patsy Schatz of Sullivan, Missouri; 13 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday evening from the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2012 from Temple Baptist Church in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor G. Scott Perry officiating.
Interment, with military honors, was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Sullivan, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
 


Bonnie J. Schell
Bonnie J. Schell of St. Louis, Missouri was born Friday, November 13, 1959 at Centerville, Illinois to Billie Gene and Neoma Jane (nee Cutter) Chandler and passed away Wednesday, June 09, 2010 at St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 50 years, 6 months and 26 days.
Bonnie spent many years taking care of her home and spending time with family and friends. She enjoyed traveling to Cuba with her friends and camping at the farm.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Neoma Chandler; husband, William Schell; two sisters, Vicky Lynn Chandler and Becky Jane Chandler; other relatives and friends.
She is survived by her father, Billie Gene Chandler of Cuba, Missouri; one brother, Mike Chandler of Cuba, Missouri; sister, Lindy and husband Perry Myers of Bourbon, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Memorial service will be held 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Don Martin officiating. Family will receive friends from noon till service time.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Bonnie J. Schell
Tuesday, 15 June 2010 14:49
Bonnie J. Schell passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at the age of 50 years, 6 months and 26 days. Memorial visitation from noon until 1 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 2010 at the Britton Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri. Memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 2010 at the Britton Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri. Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
 

Lucille E. Schiller
Lucille E. Schiller of Sullivan, Missouri was born on October 22, 1918 at
Hermann, Missouri to Daniel and Nora (Deppe) Kallmeyer and passed away
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at the age of 92 years.
She was raised in the Wellston area in St. Louis, Missouri.
In 1942, she was united in marriage to William H. Rogers who passed away in
1960. Lucille later married Ferdinand Schiller in 1983.
Lucille was a retail manager of the Pepperidge Thrift Store and was also an
accomplished seamstress. She enjoyed entertaining friends in her home, playing
cards and was fond of traveling and senior citizens dances. Lucille was a born
again Christian and was a former member of the First Baptist Church of Ferguson
and currently a member of Temple Baptist Church of Sullivan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Nora Kallmeyer; husbands,
William Rogers and Ferdinand Schiller; son, Daniel W. Rogers and a brother,
Raymond Kallmeyer.
She is survived by two daughters, Donna Clinard and husband Gary of Bourbon,
Missouri and Linda Magruder and husband Dennis of Sullivan, Missouri; two
sisters, Dollene Langley and husband Donald of St. Louis, Missouri and Shirley
Smith and husband Gene of Florissant, Missouri; four grandchildren, Michelle
Magruder, Dawn Parsons and husband Shannon, Amy Miller and husband Thomas and
Aaron Magruder and wife Kelly; one great grandson, Damon Miller; other relatives
and friends.
Visitation was held on Friday, October 6, 2011 from 10-11 a.m. at the Southside
Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri. Funeral services were
conducted at 11 a.m., Friday, October 7, 2011 at the Southside Chapel of the
Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Scott Perry officiating.
Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan,
Missouri.

Delbert M. Schindler
Delbert M. Schindler of Cook Station, Missouri, formerly of St. James, Missouri, was born in Menomonie, Wisconsin on Saturday, June 1, 1963 to Louis and Audrey Moss Schindler and passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 48 years, 5 months and 5 days.
Delbert worked as an auto body mechanic for all of his adult life. He enjoyed hunting, woodworking and working on cars. He was a good father to all seven of this children and loved and adored his three grandchildren. He was a wonderful friend, kindhearted, gentle man, always willing to lend a hand. Everyone he met loved him.
He was preceded in death by his father, Louis Schindler.
He is survived by his wife, Tina Hardin Schindler of Cook Station, Missouri; children Tonya (Karl) Dobcinski of Rolla, Missouri, Holley (Jimmy) Boone of North Carolina, Nathan Schindler of Bourbon, Missouri, James Meintz of Berryman, Missouri, Christy Adams of Cook Station, Missouri, Alysia Cummings and Ian Bird, all of Steelville, Missouri; mother, Audrey Schindler of Colfax, Wisconsin; brothers, Dale (Carol) Schindler, Bruce (Lora) Schindler, Norman (Judy) Schindler, Arlan (Chari) Schindler and sister Shari (Jim) Perko, all of Wisconsin; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robin (Donnie) Warren, Wayne (Barb) Hardin and Jimmy (Connie) Hardin, all of Steelville, Missouri; grandchildren, Kaleb Dobcinski, Zoey Boone and Charli Adams; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Sunday, November 13, 2011 from 5-9:00PM and funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday, November 14, 2011 at the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri with Rev. Delmar Hutson officiating.
Burial was at the Marshland Cemetery, Cook Station, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.


James “Jim” Herman Schmitt
James “Jim” Herman Schmitt of St. James, Missouri, formerly of Steelville, Missouri, was born December 6, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri to Herman and Edna (Susanka) Schmitt and passed away Monday, February 8, 2010 at the Missouri Veteran’s Home in St. James, Missouri at the age of 83 years.
On March 17, 1951, he was united in marriage to Nancy Jane Riley.
Jim served our country as a Seaman 2nd Class in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946. He was aboard the USS Bushnell in the Asiatic-Pacific areas.
During his lifetime, Jim was top agent for Guardian Life Insurance for 10 years, owned and managed Trails End Riding Stables in Chesterfield, Missouri, owned Mississippi Mortgage Co. and owned Red Wheel Restaurant in Warrenton, Missouri, which was fitting because he loved to cook. In 1979, Jim and his wife retired to Steelville, Missouri, where they owned and operated Nancy’s Dolls and Antique Shop. Jim also enjoyed various community involvements and was a member of the Steelville Chamber of Commerce. He was awarded “Citizen of the Year” during that time period. After the death of his wife, Jim moved to Kansas to be near one of his daughters.
He always had a love for law and took several classes to learn more. He was a lifetime member of the NRA and for many years enjoyed participating in reenactments of the Pre-1840 Mountain Men Rendezvous. In later years, he took some time in traveling to other countries.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Edna Schmitt and wife Nancy Schmitt (October 2002).
He is survived by nine children, Michael Schmitt of Austin, Texas, Barbara Hatch and husband Ray of Houston, Texas, Mary Lane and husband Dennis of Granite City, Illinois, Catherine Boyer and husband Bruce of Mineral Point, Missouri, Richard Schmitt from the state of Alaska, Edward Schmitt and wife Brenda of Eureka, Missouri, Suzanne Hatcher and husband Mark of North Augusta, South Carolina, Theresa Schmitt of Cuba, Missouri and Elizabeth Smith of Overland Park, Kansas; 24 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one brother, Robert Schmitt; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
A memorial graveside service was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at the Steelville Cemetery with Dennis Lane and David Lane officiating. Military honors were by the U.S. Navy and St. James VFW.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

Joy Lynn Schneider
Joy Lynn Schneider of Cuba, Missouri was born Wednesday, October 27, 1971 at St. Louis, Missouri to Dave and Bonnie (nee Moutray) Callahan and passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at her home surrounded at the age of 38 years and 22 days old.
Joy was united in marriage to Jerry J. Schneider in 1990. They enjoyed 19 years of marriage and to this union three children were born.
Joy worked as an accountant clerk for Tax Accounts Plus in Cuba. She loved going to church, playing the piano, singing gospel music and fishing. She enjoyed barbecues, picnics and Thanksgiving because she loved having all the family together.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Arlis and Mabel Callahan, Lloyd and Lemoin Morrison; two nephews Dustin and Paden Callahan; other family and friends.
She is survived by her husband Jerry Schneider of the home; daughters, Alexandria and Sydney Schneider of the home; daughter, Jennifer Schneider of Cook Station, Missouri; one granddaughter, Paige of Cook Station, Missouri; parents, Dave and Bonnie Callahan of Cuba, Missouri; mother-in-law, Yvonne Pennock of Steelville, Missouri; five brothers and sisters, Stan Prince of Sullivan, Missouri, Stacey Chandler of St. James, Missouri, Tina and husband Lonnie Dickens of Cuba, Missouri, Donna Davenport of Cuba, Missouri and Mike and wife Tammy Callahan of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Friday, November 20, 2009 from 4-8 p.m. at the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held 11 a.m. Saturday, November 21, 2009 with Brother Don Mitchell and Brother John Ripley officiating. Special music was provided by Eldon Barton.
Pallbearers were Curt Callahan, Jerry Livesay, Larry Pennock, Rob Pennock, Corey Schneider and Joey Griffith.
Interment followed at the Martin Cemetery of Cherryville, Missouri
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Edith Ella Schnieders of St. James, Missouri was born on January 5, 1937 in St. Louis, Missouri to Bud and Edith Ann Phillips Carrigan and passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at the age of 78 years, 6 months and 16 days.
She was united in marriage to Andrew M. Schnieders.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Bud and Edith Ann Carrigan; husband, Andrew M. Schnieders on January 15, 2001; one brother, Maurice Carrigan; and one sister, Fay Ross.
She is survived by two brothers, John Carrigan and wife Martha of St. James, Missouri and Jim Buhlinger and wife Sandy of St. James, Missouri; nephews, Ben and Matthew Buhlinger and Johnny Carrigan and one niece, Lois Mathenia; other relatives and friends.

 

Everett Fred Schoen
Everett Fred Schoen was born August 16, 1928 at Bland, Missouri and passed away August 11, 2012 in Columbia, Missouri at the age of 84 years.
On December 19, 1991, Everett was united marriage to Rosalie Herren.
He was a member of the Pure Gospel Tabernacle Church. He and his wife pastored the Fairview Church in Shannon County for seven years and was a member of The Joy Group Singers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred H. and Mamie M. (Luhring) Schoen; two sons, one infant and Ralph Schoen; one sister, Imogene Hinch; and one brother, Melvin Schoen.
He is survived by his wife, Rosalie of the home in Salem, Missouri; three children, Richard Louring and wife Beth of Wyoming, Bonnie Brice and husband John of Steelville, Missouri and John Schoen and wife Lisa of Steelville, Missouri; two step children, Daniel Pyatt and wife Grisel of Jacksonville, Florida and Kim Richmond and husband David of Salem, Missouri; five grandchildren, Johnny Brice Jr. and wife Shannon of Steelville, Missouri, Michael Schoen of Cuba, Missouri, Lisa Martin and husband Tim of Steelville, Missouri, Wendy Langdon and husband Roy of Waynesville, Missouri and Mindy Stovall and husband Sam of Cuba, Missouri; three step grandchildren, Adam Lowe of Salem, Missouri, Haylee Richmond of Salem, Missouri and Danielle Pyatt of Florida; seven great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Funeral service was August 15, 2012 in the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel with Rev. Doyle Wools officiating. Music was by Eldon and Claudette Barton.
Pallbearers were Adam Lowe, Johnny Brice Jr., Tim Martin, Roy Langdon, Jerry and Jim Pyatt.
Interment was in the Weese Cemetery in Shannon County, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary in Salem, Missouri.

Jerry Lee Schoffstall
Jerry Lee Schoffstall of Leasburg, Missouri was born on September 6, 1953 in Terra Haute, Indiana to Edward and Virginia Rose (Payne) Schoffstall and passed away Sunday, October 23, 2011 at the age of 58 years.
After high school, he went on to receive an AA degree as well as several certifications. He also honorable served his country in the US Army and was for a time a Chaplain’s assistant. He worked for most of his life as a diesel mechanic for trucking companies.
Jerry was a kind person and good friend to those who knew him. He loved to fish, spending time near the river, working on cars, and was known to visit and talk for hours.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Virginia Schoffstall and a sister, Sharon.
He is survived by two children, Robert Schoffstall and wife Marsha of Leasburg, Missouri and Karon Schmidt and husband James, Jr. of St. Clair, Missouri; three grandchildren, Jerry Lee Boyer, Victoria Rose Bruffett and Douglas Charles Schoffstall, all of Leasburg; two brothers, Tim Schoffstall and wife Colleen of Bollingbrook, Illinois and Ken Schoffstall and wife Nancy of Glade Springs, Virginia; a sister, Shirley Brown and husband Joseph of Lombard, Illinois; his very close friend, Dale; other relatives and friends.
A graveside service was conducted at 11 a.m., Friday, October 28, 2011 at Buffalo Cemetery in Sullivan, Missouri with viewing starting at 10 a.m.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Orval R. Schroeder
Orval R. Schroeder of Sullivan, Missouri was born at St. Louis, Missouri on May 18, 1928 to Charles and Alma Louise (Klingsick) Schroeder and passed away on Monday, December 24, 2012 at the age of 84 years, 7 months and 6 days.
He lived his childhood in Saint Louis, later coming to Union, Missouri with his family to make his home. It was there that he met his future wife, Mary Louise Barreth and later graduated high school together.
On July 11, 1948 they were united in marriage and to this union four children were born.
Orval worked as a mechanic the majority of his life.
He was first employed as a Master Mechanic in Saint Louis, then later at the former Tucker Motors Co. in Sullivan, Missouri, then to Ditch Witch and finally with ChaseCo, Inc.
Orval enjoyed hunting, fishing and coon hunting in which he won several awards. His favorite sport however was bowling and was a member of several leagues. He was also a member of the VFW Men’s Auxiliary and the Fraternal Order of Eagles of Sullivan, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, charles and Alma Schroeder; his wife, Louise; and a son, Robert Schroeder.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Becky Schroeder of St. Clair, Missouri; two daughters, Brenda Greenwalt and fiancé Mike Manwarren of Bourbon, Missouri and Julie Montomery and husband Doug of Bourbon, Missouri; six grandchildren, Joshua and wife Lauri, Sarah and husband Jeremy, Jacob and wife Emily, Heith and wife Nancy, Brandon and wife Megan and Rob and fiancée Faith; 13 great grandchildren, a daughter-in-law, Donna Schroeder; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 4:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at the Eaton Funeral Home.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 28, 2012 from the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with the Rev. Dr. David Beaty officiating.
Fraternal Order of Eagles Memorial Services were conducted at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at the funeral home.
Interment was in the Oddfellows Memorial Cemetery, Sullivan, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home.

Robert C. Schroeder
Robert “Bob” C. Schroeder of Sullivan, Missouri was born on June 13, 1958 at Sullivan, Missouri to Orval and Mary Louise (Barreth) Schroeder and passed away on Monday, November 21, 2011 at the age of 53 years.
He later graduated from Sullivan High School and had lived the majority of his life in the Sullivan area. Bob was self-employed in the metal recycling industry and operated the Reynolds Salvage Company. He had a diversified set of friends and was loved by all. He had a big heart and didn’t know a stranger. Bob enjoyed playing golf and fishing and had a passion for the outdoors and always seemed his happiest and joyful when outdoors. Bob was also known to have a strong will and was a fighter who did not give up even in the last days of his illness.
On April 24, 1993 he was united in marriage to Donna Marie Wiethar at Krakow, Missouri. Later they became members of Temple Baptist Church in Sullivan. Bob dearly loved his family and particularly adored his cat Chester.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Louise and mother-in-law, Agnes Wiethar.
He is survived by his wife, Donna of the family home; one son, Robert Schroeder, Jr. and fiancée Faith of Sullivan, Missouri; two grandchildren, Robert III and Brayden Schroeder; father, Orval Schroeder of Sullivan, Missouri; two sisters, Brenda Greenwalt of Bourbon, Missouri and Julie Montgomery of Bourbon, Missouri; one brother, Wayne Schroeder of St. Clair, Missouri; father-in-law, Gene Wiethar of Union, Missouri; brother-in-law, Alan Wiethar of Union, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Saturday, from 4-8 p.m., November 26, 2011 at Temple Baptist Church in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 27, 2011 from Temple Baptist Church in Sullivan with Pastor Scott Perry officiating.
Interment was in the Odd Fellows Memorial Cemetery, Sullivan, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

 

Mary Elizabeth Schwarze
Mary Elizabeth Schwarze of Cuba, Missouri passed away Friday, May 24, 2002 at the age of 86 years. She was born on May 20, 1916 the daughter of the late Frank X. Schwarze and Johanna (Demming) Schwarze. Beloved sister of William (Constance) Schwarze, Antonia (Emil) Datesh, Henrietta Schwarze; aunt of Dr. Martin (Janet) Schwarze, Dr. Robert (Donna) Schwarze, Mary Constance Schwarze, Dr. Daniel (Laurie) Schwarze, Barbara Datesh (Steven Kraus), Jacqueline Mead (William, Jr.), Larry Datesh (Ellen), James Datesh (Rose), Elizabeth Poloere (Dennis), also great nephews and nieces, great great nephews and nieces and many friends. Mary Elizabeth Schwarze was cremated and no public services were held. Masses preferred. All arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
 

Francis “Scotty” Eugene Scott
Francis “Scotty” Eugene Scott, of Steelville, Missouri was born August 20, 1933 in Oran, Missouri to John Henry and Freda Loraine Hall Scott and passed away Friday, October 28, 2011 at the Phelps County Regional Hospital in Rolla, Missouri at the age of 78 years.
On July 31, 1954 in St. Ann, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Catherine Stoops.
“Scotty” served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He worked for 30 years at McDonnell Douglas Aircraft in St. Louis and retired in 1988. He attended St. Michael’s Catholic Church and was a member of the V.F.W. Post 7147 of Cuba and a long time member of the Anglers of Missouri.
He helped for several years in the Boy Scouts in St. Louis and enjoyed building sets for his daughter, Deborah while she was in dance. “Scotty” also enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Freda Scott; his wife, Catherine on June 27, 2009; an infant son; and infant daughter and two brothers, Richard Joseph Scott and William Michael Scott.
He is survived by his daughter, Deborah Loraine Tucker and husband James of Castle Rock, Colorado; two granddaughters, Katie Barrows and husband Matt of Broomfield, Colorado and Kristy Compiseno of Steelville, Missouri; three great grandchildren, Jonathan, Lilly and Emily Freeman, all of Steelville, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, October 31, 2011 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri. Funeral rites were conducted by the V.F.W. Cuba Post 7147 at 7 p.m.
Graveside services with full military honors were held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

George Gifford Scott, II
George Gifford Scott, II of Anthonies Mill, Missouri was born May 4, 1940 to Milton John Scott and Ruth E. (Conley) Scott in Springfield, Massachusetts. He passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at the age of 67 years.
He was raised in Lexington, Massachusetts and on May 18, 1974 he was united in marriage to Judith H. Harvell.
He was employed as a promotional director for Fabic Caterpillar and more recently as manager for both Jaccard’s and Goodman Jewelers. After retirement he enjoyed the country life at Anthonies Mill where he liked boating and especially fishing. He was described as a laid back, easy going guy who liked to work with his hands. He was of the Methodist faith.
He is survived by his wife of the home; three sons, John F. Scott and wife Coeli of St. Louis, Missouri, Mark E. Lange of Sullivan, Missouri and Jeffrey L. Lange and wife Cindy of St. Louis, Missouri; daughter, Leica Aubuchon of St. Peters, Missouri; 10 grandchildren; one great grandchild; other relatives and friends.
Funeral service was Sunday, December 2, 2007 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with Rev. Michael Hardwick and Rev. Leo Schumaker officiating.
Interment in the I.O.O. F. Memorial Cemetery.

Richard Carl Scott
Richard Carl Scott was born on June 19, 1948 and passed away on December 20, 2011 at the VA Hospital in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Richard enlisted in the US Navy, where he served as a Medic in Vietnam. He also served with the US Coast Guard. He lived in Mobile, Alabama for the last 35 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 31 years, Bonnie Jenkins Scott; his parents, Raymond Stanley and Roberta J. McIndoo Scott.
He is survived by three daughters, Bobbie (Mitch) Ferguson of Portage, Indiana, Gillian (Cecil) Caldwell and Geneva Scott of Mobile, Alabama; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Stan (Pat) Scott of Steelville, Missouri and Larry Scott of MacClenny, Florida; other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was held on Friday, December 27, 2011 at 6 p.m. at the Cedar Grove Baptist Church of Theodore, Alabama.

 

Lois J. “Poppy” Seal
Lois J. “Poppy” Seal of Leasburg, Missouri, was born on June 6, 1929 in St. Louis, Missouri to Louis M. and Della A. (Smith) Schlothauer passed away, Saturday, March 19, 2011, at the age of 81 years.
She joined the Girl Scouts at age eight and was a member in some capacity for the next 45 years. She married William Seal on November 4, 1950, and to this union four children were born.
Poppy taught school for a time after graduating from Paris Teacher’s College. She and her husband were both members of the Sullivan Amateur Radio her call sign, “KA3BHO.” She was also a member of the Leasburg American Legion Post 456 Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Della Schlothauer and brother Lee Schlothauer.
She is survived by her husband, William Seal of the family home; two sons, Robert Seal and special friend Linda Markley and Martin Seal, all of Cuba, Missouri; two daughters, Linda Wright and husband Monty of Cuba, Missouri and Suzanne Lesage and husband Robert of Spring Valley, California; three grandchildren; one great grandchild; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Patrick Runk officiating. American Legion Post 456 Auxiliary service was also conducted.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Jewell J. Seaton
Jewell J. Seaton of Sullivan, Missouri was born on July 28, 1916 in Tamms, Illinois to Jess and Alma (nee Smithey) Hargis. She passed away Thursday, December 6, 2007 at the age of 91 years.
After school, Jewell worked during the war making munitions, then as a nanny for St. Louis families. She married Claude Oreon Seaton on March 19, 1944 in St. Louis, Missouri. After moving to Sullivan, Missouri, she worked for International Shoe Factory for a time.
She was a member of T.O.P.S., taught Sunday school for years at Temple Baptist Church and with her husband were members of the CB Club in Sullivan, Missouri. She was an accomplished seamstress and cook. She enjoyed her time in the garden, planting flowers and keeping a vegetable garden.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Leslie Howard (Jack) Hargis; grandson, Scott Andrew Seaton.
She is survived by two children, Ben Seaton and wife Penny of Sullivan, Missouri and Paula Copsey and husband Bruce of Fillmore, Missouri; four grandchildren, Robin L. Beck, James Latzel, Amanda Latzel and Brian Copsey; two great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 9, 2007 from the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Warren Brewer officiating. Interment was in the Evergreen Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.
 

William E. Seay
William E. Seay of Salem, Missouri passed away January 29, 2013 at St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 91 years.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Seay of Salem, Missouri; children, Jefferson Seay of Salem, Missouri, Elizabeth Condray and husband Mike of Salem, Missouri, Anderson Seay of Salem, Missouri and William Camm Seay and wife Sara of Steelville, Missouri; sisters, Virginia Covington and husband Don of Maryland, Martha Hamblin of Salem, Missouri and Drusilla Rees and husband Dave of St. Louis, Missouri; 11 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Celebration of Life service was held on Saturday, February 16, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel.
Arrangements under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary in Salem, Missouri.
 

Rosa Mae Seddon
Rosa Mae Seddon was born May 6, 1923 in Owensville, Missouri to William Jacob
and Susan Emily (Morgan) Garrett, and passed away October 1, 2011 at the age of
88 years, 4 months and 24 days.
On October 2, 1943 Rosa Mae Garrett was united in marriage to Fred Leslie
Seddon.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Susan Garrett; husband,
Fred Seddon in 1996; brothers, Kenneth, Leroy Freddie and Marion Garrett and
sister, Beatrice Forrester.
Being outdoors and working in her gardens, both vegetable and flower, was a
favorite pastime. She enjoyed jig-saw puzzles and in the morning with her
coffee she would always spend a hour or so with a word search book, on the top
of those word search pages she would write down what the weather was like on
that day along with the deaths that she heard on Regional Record, which later
she would post into a journal. Rosa was also very fond of country and gospel
music, she regularly watched CMT. Rosa loved her rose garden, feeding the birds
and the squirrels. She loved her flower gardens, most importantly the roses. She
had a green thumb and could grow anything.
She is survived by children, Julia M. McCrite and husband Lloyd of St. James,
Missouri, Mary L. Teague and husband Richard of Carbondale, Colorado, Sharon K.
McCrite and husband Donald of Rolla, Missouri, Pete H. Seddon and friend Barb
Trusy of Cuba, Missouri, Patsy L. Hausner and husband Stephen of Rolla,
Missouri, James L. Seddon of St. James, Missouri, Paul W. Seddon and wife Sharon
of St. James, Missouri, Pamela S. Bick and husband Andy of Cuba, Missouri;
brother, Lyndon Morgan of Owensville, Missouri; sister, Marie Niedert of St.
James, Missouri; 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; other relatives and
friends.
Visitation was Tuesday, October 4, 2011 from 5-7 p.m.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 11 a.m. in the St.
James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary with Herb and Imogene Gleize
officiating.
Interment was in the Southard Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary.

Wilma Darleen Sellers
Wilma Darleen Sellers nee Luna of Steelville, Missouri was born on July 19, 1946 in St. Louis, Missouri to Haston and Lola Virginia Wilkins Luna and passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at the age of 65 years, 2 months and 19 days.
Wilma married Homer “DeWayne” Sellers on May 15, 2007 in St. James, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Haston and Lola Luna.
She is survived by her husband, Homer, of the home; children, Kerry Kufeldt of St. James, Missouri, Crystal (Sean) Kelly of Olathe, Kansas, Carla Scheider of Cuba, Missouri and Kelly Kufeldt of St. James, Missouri; stepchildren, Scott Sellers of St. James, Missouri and Stefanie (Kyle) Kitcher of Union, Missouri; brothers and sisters, Wayne (Cheri) Luna of St. James, Missouri, Curt Luna of Newburg, Missouri, Alan (Marlyn) Luna of Independence, Missouri, Sheree (Danny) Skaggs of Bourbon, Missouri and Kevin (Lori) Luna of St. Peters, Missouri; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; four step grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation is Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 1-3 p.m. and memorial service at 3 p.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. John Ripley officiating.
Burial at the St. James Cemetery, St. James, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
 

Margaret L. “Marge” Senecal
Margaret L. “Marge” Senecal of St. James, Missouri was born to Roy O. and O. Alice (Carroll) Brewer on August 2, 1923 in Cuba, Missouri and passed away Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at her home at the age of 89 years.
Marge was the longtime owner/operator of Marge’s Café having served the communities of St. James and Cuba. In her spare time she enjoyed traveling, gardening and spending time with her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy O. and O. Alice (Carroll) Brewer; one son, Arnold E. Senecal; one sister, Faye Parnell and one brother, Pinckney Brewer.
She is survived by her daughter, Patricia “Teresa” Barnhart of St. James, Missouri; two grandsons, Shawn and Joshua Faulkner of St. James, Missouri; three sisters, Janet Bialock and Jean Merritt, both of Cuba, Missouri and Renae Cassidy of Steelville, Missouri: one brother, Donald Brewer of St. James, Missouri; six great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Thursday, August 30, 2012 9 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. at Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Darren Myers officiating.
Interment followed at the Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

Martha Elizabeth Spurgeon Sewell was born on March 20, 1916 to Galloway and Clara Alice Ferris Spurgeon and passed away on June 1, 2015 at the age of 99 years, 2 months and 12 days.
Martha grew up near the Royal Community in northern Phelps County along with five brothers and three sisters.
She married Marshall Sewell in 1938 and lived near St. James, Missouri for a few years, but moved to Rolla, Missouri in 1955.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Galloway and Clara Spurgeon; her husband, Marshall; brothers, Leslie, Oral, Charles and Allen; and one sister, Ethel Plemmons.
She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Sewell of Rolla, Missouri; son, Norman Sewell and wife Jo Ann of Harrison, Arkanas; three grandchildren, Mark of Springfield, Missouri, Bryan of Nixa, Missouri and Melissa Sewell Taber of St. James, Missouri; seven great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; two sisters, Allene Goers of Higginsville, Missouri and Clara Harvey of Kansas City, Missouri; one bother, Galloway of the Royal Community near St. James, Missouri.
 


Robert N. “Bob” Sexton IV
Robert N. “Bob” Sexton IV of Cuba, Missouri was born September 28, 1947 in St. Louis, Missouri to Robert N. and Leona B. (Rolf) Sexton and passed away Friday, March 9, 2012 in Cuba, Missouri at the age of 64 years.
Bob honorably served his country in the U.S. Army 101st Airborne during the Vietnam War. He worked a number of years as a Stone Mason, until becoming disabled. He enjoyed traveling, riding his motorcycle, guns and spending time with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert N. Sexton, III and Leona B. (Rolf) Sexton.
He is survived by his wife, Sheri Ann Hill-Sexton of Cuba, Missouri; one brother, Steve and wife Vickie Sexton of Steelville, Missouri; three step-daughters, Amber Taylor, Angie Weddle and Anna Davis; two step-sons, Joe Brown and Justin Ray; niece and nephews, Angela, Drayton Lyle and Lucas Alan; other relatives and friends.
A service celebrating Bob’s life will be announced at a later date and inurnment will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri with full military honors.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
 

David Lee Shackelford II
David Lee Shackelford II of Rolla, Missouri was born on July 11, 1976 at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri to David L. and Valda (Brandt) Shackelford and passed away Thursday, August 9, 2012 at the age of 36 years, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He is survived by his parents, David and Valda Shackelford of Rolla, Missouri; grandparents, Nila Brandt of Rolla, Missouri and William L. Shackelford of St. James, Missouri; one sister, Melissa Shackelford of Kansas City, Missouri; three brothers, Adam Shackelford of Richland, Missouri, Sean Shackelford and Jacob Shackelford of Rolla, Missouri; uncle Dana Brandt of Rolla, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was held on Monday, August 13, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri with Rev. Dale Wands officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.

Katherine P. (Gargus) Shackelford
Hatherine P. (Gargus) Shackelford of St. James, Mo. passed away in Jefferson City, Mo. on February 16, 2012. Katherine Shackelford was 77 years, 3 months and 2 days of age.
Katherine Shackelford was born on November 14, 1934 in Cuba, Mo. to her parents: Pearl and Anna Elizabeth (Brooks) Gargus. Katherine Brooks was united in marriage to Lewis Lavern Shackelford in 1954, in St. Louis, Mo.
Katherine Shackelford was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Katherine worked for the James Foundation; was a bus driver for many years; and she and her husband Buck owned and operated the Bucks Lodge and Canoe Rental. Katherine loved to travel and taking trips in their motor home.
Katherine Shackelford is survived by three sons: Earnest Shackelford of Urbana, Mo.; Dale Allen Shackelford of St. James, Missouri; and Lewis (Tiger) Shackelford and wife Mary of Jefferson City, Mo.; two daughters: Janet Gruver and husband Jimmy of Cuba, Mo.; and Patricia Delaschmitt of Columbia, Mo.; one sister: Louise (Gargus) Ballard of Illinois; grandchildren: Alicia Ventura, Adam Shackelford, Sara and Steve Green, Katie Shackelford, Blake Shackelford, Amy and David Parrott, Josh and Melissa Gruver, Emily and Shannon Moreland, Elizabeth Gruver, Megan Shackelford, Brandon Shackelford, Chelsea White, William White and Shane Faulkner; eleven great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Preceding Katherine Shackelford in death is her husband: Lewis Lavern Shackelford on January 6, 2011, her parents: Pearl and Anna (Brooks) Gargus; one daughter: Susan Diane Shackelford; six brothers: Donald, Vernon, Orville, Edward, Floyd, and Martin Gargus; and one sister: Millie Gargus.
Visitation for Katherine Shackelford will be on Saturday, February 18, 2012 from 3 - 8 P.M. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Services will be on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri with Jessie Parrott officiating.??All arrangements are under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Mo.

 

Alexis “Alex” Michelle Shaffer
Alexis (Alex) Michelle Shaffer of St. James, Missouri was born on June 13, 2000 in Springfield, Missouri to Cris Lamar and Regina K. (Wooley) Shaffer and passed away at her home on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the age of 12 years, 11 months and 2 days.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Jean Shaffer.
She is survived by her parents, Cris Lamar and Regina K. (Wooley) Shaffer; one sister, Nicole Faith Shaffer of St. James, Missouri; maternal grandparents, Floyd and Carol Wooley of St. James, Missouri; one aunt, Lori Valverde of Waynesville, Missouri; and two uncles, Tony Wooley and wife Lisa of Huntsville, Texas and Brad Shaffer of California; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the First Pentecostal Church in Vichy, Missouri with Tim Blackwell officiating.
Burial was in the Broadway Memorial Cemetery in rural St. James, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Iris Darlene Shane
Iris Darlene Shane of Cuba, Missouri was born to Clyde and Lucille (Schumer) Taylor on Sunday, December 21, 1947 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Washington, Missouri at the age of 65 years.
Iris was united in marriage to James Shane on September 15, 1966 and together they shared 46 years of marriage.
Iris was a 40-plus year employee and current Manager of Roberts-Judson Lumber Company in Cuba, Missouri. She was the go to lady that everyone turned to when they needed something. In her spare time away from work she enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde Taylor; one sister, Elaine Sexton; one step-brother, Peter Sego.
She is survived by her husband, James “Jim” Shane of Cuba, Missouri; mother, Lucille and husband Robert Sego; one sister, Gail and husband Bob Engemann of Washington, Missouri; one brother, Bradley Taylor of Cuba, Missouri; one step-sister, Christina Sego of Sullivan, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Janice and husband Harold Hodges of Sparta, Missouri, Sharon Olson of State of Oregon; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Thursday, March 14, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Holy Cross Catholic Church with Rev. James Finder as the celebrant.
Interment followed at the Holy Cross Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.


Timothy A. Sharkey Sr.
Timothy A. Sharkey, Sr., of Bourbon, Missouri was born November 22, 1942 at Laredo, Texas to Ernest and Alice (Overstreet) Sharkey and passed away Thursday, May 27, 2010 at the age of 68 years.
He honorably served his country during the Vietnam War with the U.S. Army. He was employed with Uniroyal and later United Rentals. He was known as a very talented man who enjoyed working with his hands and was a “jack of all trades”. He was also skilled in air conditioning repair, refrigeration repair, electronics and television repair.
Timothy came to Missouri in 2000 and on February 26, 2001 was united in marriage to Marjorie Clarke Miller.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Alice Sharkey and a brother, Ernest Sharkey.
He is survived by his wife Marjorie of the family home; two daughters, Mary A. Homrighaus and husband Henry III of San Antonio Texas and Carol A. Sharkey and husband Christopher, of Galveston, Texas; one son, Timothy A. Sharkey, Jr. and wife Monica of Laredo, Texas; his grandchildren, Joseph Timothy, Jason, Hondo, Rosemary, Meagan, Hannah Rose, Timothy III and Lauren; step-children, John Miller of Bourbon, Missouri, Janet Miller of Sullivan, Missouri, James Miller and wife Amy of O’Fallon, Missouri and Judy Miller of Bolivar, Missouri; step grandchildren, Janet Ann Morgan, Bradley, Zach and Emily Miller; two brothers, Edward and Danny Sharkey; a sister, Ester Tramel and husband Nolan; other relatives and friends.
Memorial funeral services were conducted 10 a.m., Monday, May 31, 2010 from the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, with Pastor Woodrow Martin officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home.

Georgetta “Chick” Shasserre
Georgetta “Chick” Shasserre nee Kamler of Cuba, Missouri was born Monday, April 7, 1924 in Japan, Missouri to Joseph J. and Ida Ellen Enloe Kamler and passed away Friday, March 22, 2013 at the age of 88 years, 11 months and 15 days.
Georgetta married Frank Paul Shasserre, Jr. in Cuba, Missouri on October 10, 1945 and to this union four children were born.
During World War II, Georgetta supported the war effort with her employment at an ammunition plant and other war related industries in St. Louis. She continued her support by being a life member in the DAV and American Legion Auxiliaries. For many years, she also made over 600 bibs a year for the St. James Veteran’s Home.
Georgetta was a 4-H project leader for more than 30 years influencing the lives of many youth in our area. She was a homemaker and also helped her husband on the farm.
Georgetta and Frank’s marriage was strong for over 67 years. Frank’s devotion to her allowed Georgetta to live at their home over the past several years when Georgetta’s health was declining.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Ida Kamler; parents-in-law, Frank Shasserre, Sr. and Helen; sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Willard Klouzek; sisters-in-law, Reba Kamler, Barbara Kamler and Lillian Kamler; brother-in-law, Doris Spurgeon and niece Karen Sue Kamler.
She is survived by her husband, Frank Shasserre of Cuba, Missouri; children, Paul (Debbie) Shasserre of Cuba, Missouri, Sharon (Russell) Bell of Manhattan, Kansas, Tom (Marsha) Shasserre of Chamois, Missouri and Michelle (Matt) Hughes of St. Clair, Missouri; brothers, Curtis (Dee) Kamler of Webb City, Missouri, Melvin (Noma) Kamler and John (Grace) Kamler, all of Cuba, Missouri; sister Frances (Hugh) McNary of Union, Missouri; brother-in-law, Bob (Helen) Shasserre of Steelville, Missouri; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Monday, March 25, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. and funeral service was Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Hugh McNary officiating.
Burial was at the Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
 

Gladys Sheffield
Gladys Sheffield of Fort Polk, Louisiana, formerly of St. James, Missouri was born on October 28, 1933 in Houston, Minnesota to Alvin and Alta (Vraa) Hagen and passed away Friday, January 11, 2013 at the Byrd Regional Hospital in Leesville, Louisiana at the age of 79 years.
Gladys Hagen was united in marriage to Johnny “Ralph” Sheffield in 1964 and to this union three daughters were born.
Gladys was very much a people person, she worked in St. James for many years at McDonalds, the Barn B-B-Q, and at the Pump Handle convenience store. Most will remember Gladys because she always rode her bicycle and had a smile on her face.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Alta Hagen; husband, Ralph in 1988; two sisters and two brothers.
She is survived by her daughters, Becky Karnes of Warrensburg, Missouri, Bobbi Sheffield of Arizona and Robin Fulton and husband Glen of Fort Polk, Louisiana; brothers, Donald Hagen of Minnesota, Raymond Hagen and wife Shirley of Minnesota and Ernest Hagen, of Arizona; sisters, Lorraine Bubitz of Arizona, Maxine Barth of Minnesota, Delores Heckmann of Minnesota, Gloria Harding of Arizona and Linda Ranzanberger of Virginia; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held at the St. James Chapel of the James and Gahr Mortuary on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 10 a.m. until service time.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 1 p.m. in the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary with Reverend Ralph Green officiating.
Interment will be in the Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary.


M. Edward Sherfy
M. Edward Sherfy of St. James, Missouri was born March 28, 1928 in Madison, Illinois to Cecil and Blanche (Steel) Sherfy and passed away April 22 at the Golden Living Center in St. James, Missouri at the age of 82 years.
Edward was united in marriage to Anna Konieczny on November 24, 1951 and to this union five children were born.
Ed was a heavy equipment operator for 65 years; he loved to work and loved to play. He was known as “the joker,” he loved to pull practical jokes on everyone. Ed loved to dance and spent time with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Blanche Sherfy and grandson, Josh Sherfy.
He is survived by his wife Anne, of the home; children, Dee Southard and husband JR of Vichy, Missouri, Nancy Pittman and husband Eric of Nashville, Tennessee, Gail Sherfy of St. James, Missouri, Annette Bauer and husband Gary of St. James, Missouri, Doug Sherfy and wife Lisa of St. James, Missouri; brother, Duke Sherfy of Shellknob, Missouri; sisters, Virginia Dubuque of Shellknob, Missouri, Leda Eiring of Ellisville, Missouri; grandchildren, Christy, Dustin, Jennifer, Nicole, Cassie, Sonya, Alanna, Brandon, Justin, and Alexis; five great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Saturday, April 24, 2010 from 5-8 p.m at the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary, St. James, Missouri.
Funeral service was Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 2 p.m. in the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary with Pastor Jerry Baumann officiating.
Interment was in the St. James Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary, St. James, Missouri.

Jack Harold Sheridan
Jack Harold Sheridan of St. James, Missouri was born on November 24, 1932 in Williamsville, Missouri to Claude and Ina Sheridan and passed away January 10, 2013 at his home.
On May 20, 1954 Jack was united in marriage to Wilma Claus in St. Louis, Missouri. They celebrated their 58th year of marriage this year.
Jack began his 38th year railroad career as an electrician in St. Louis, Missouri with the Missouri Pacific Railroad and received many promotions taking his family to many places. He retired as the Chief Mechanical Officer of the Union Pacific Railroad in 1988.
Jack had many loves and hobbies over the years, he hunted extensively with championship bird dogs. He loved being on the lake boating, fishing and teaching his grandchildren to fish and ski.
Each summer was spent with a two-week adventure across Texas with all four grandchildren. Rodeos, boating and adventure parks created treasured memories for all.
He is survived by his wife, Wilma; daughter, Patricia Sheridan Spier and husband Dale of Omaha, Nebraska; son, Jack Harold Sheridan JR and wife Lynn of Fayetteville, Arkansas; grandchildren, Katie Sheridan, Jack H. Sheridan III, Ryan Sheridan Spier, Ally Spier; great granddaughter, Chole Elizabeth Spier; other relatives and friends
Visitation was held Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at the James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary with Reverend Jerry Baumann officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary.
 

Mary Elizabeth Sherrell
Mary Elizabeth (Weber) Sherrell of Cuba, Missouri was born to John and Ada (Jones) Russell on August 21, 1922 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at Cuba Manor at the age of 88 years.
Mary formerly owned and operated Sherrell’s Grocery in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. She taught Sunday School for many years at the First Baptist Church in Bentonville, Arkansas. She was a member of Injoy Christian Fellowship in Bourbon, Missouri. In her spare time she enjoyed crocheting, knitting, cooking, baking, flowers and singing.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ada Russell; two husbands, Clyde William Weber and Noah Sherrell; one brother, Abe Smith; two sisters, Pearl Watson and Mildred Felts.
She is survived by her five children, William and wife Marianna Weber, John and wife Shirley Weber, Ralph and wife Mary Weber, all of Cuba, Missouri, Linda and husband Mick McGuire of Bourbon, Missouri, Nona and husband Rick Taylor of Sand Springs, Oklahoma; 16 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Friday, August 19, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home with Pastor Michael Potter, officiating.
Graveside service was held Saturday 3:30 p.m. at the Carterville Cemetery, Carterville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

Bruce Owen Shetley
Bruce Owen Shetley of Sullivan, Missouri was born on August 5, 1945, in Ironton, Missouri to Newlyn Leon “Bull” Shetley and Thelma Mae Owens-Shetley and passed away Friday, February 17, 2012 at the age of 66 years.
He married Audrey M. Thurmond on January 10, 1997, in Cuba, Missouri.
He was known as a man in constant motion and always giving 100% in everything he did. He worked at Meramec Mine until it closed in 1977 and then drove for Yellow Freight Lines until retirement. He received awards for his safe driving; racking up over three million miles without an accident. He loved his family and horses and his passion was riding and team roping.
He is survived by his wife, Audrey Shetley nee Thurmond of Sullivan, Missouri; daughter, Wendy Steinbach and husband Curtis of Sullivan, Missouri; one brother, Blaine Shetley and wife Julie of Sullivan, Missouri; two sisters, Jean Montgomery and husband Bill of Sullivan, Missouri and Nancy Moss and husband Don of Bourbon, Missouri; two granddaughters, Loren and Sarah Steinbach; mother-in-law, Audrey Thurmond of Sullivan, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Life service was conducted at noon on Saturday, February 25, 2012 with a gathering of family and friends beginning at 10 a.m.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.
 

Nellie Anne Shimon
Nellie Anne Shimon of St. James, Missouri was born in Phelps County, Missouri on March 1, 1936 to Alexander and Gertrude Murphy and passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at the Golden Living Center in St. James, Missouri at the age of 76 years.
Nellie was a graduate of Rolla High School class of 1953.
She married Donald Shimon on February 12, 1955 in Rolla, Missouri and to this union eight children were born.
They moved to Iowa City, Iowa where they resided for the next 24 years only to return to St. James, Missouri in 1979. Nellie loved watching television, reading and listening to music.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alexander and Gertrude Murphy; her husband, Donald in 1985; daughter, Terri Studdard and granddaughter, Nicole Edwards.
She is survived by her children, Tony Shimon of Iowa City, Iowa, Donald Shimon Jr. of St. James, Missouri, Rick Shimon and friend Roxy of Hamilton, Ohio, Cheryl Shimon and friend Deb of Coraville, Iowa, Jackie McWhorter and husband Mike of St. James, Missouri, Linda Smith of St. James, Missouri, Tammi Anderson and husband Mick of Paris, Texas; brother, Bob Murphy Sr. of Iowa City, Iowa, Huebert McWhorter and wife Anne of MA; sisters, Jean Stoner of Salem, Missouri, Louisa Worstell and husband Frank of Oklahoma; 17 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Friday, March 23, 2012 from 11 a.m. until service time.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 23, 2012 at 1 p.m. in the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary with Pastor Jerry Baumann officiating.
A graveside service was also held Monday, March 26, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Iowa City, Iowa.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary.
 

Rosie Bell Shivers
Rosie Bell Shivers was born in Indian Creek, Missouri on June 13, 1919 to Jessie James and Lillie (Owens) Lamkey and passed away August 15, 2010 in Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 91 years, 2 months and 2 days.
Rosie was united in marriage to Archie Shivers on July 26, 1936 and to this union five children were born. Rosie and Archie celebrated 51 years of marriage before his death in 1987.
She was a member of the St. James Assembly of God Church where she attended for over 40 years before her failing health moved her to her daughter, Imogene’s home in Sullivan, Missouri, where she than attended the Sullivan Assembly of God Church.
She taught Sunday school at the St. James Assembly of God Church for 37 years and knew the most important part of her job was to teach the first and second grade girls the word of God. Rosie worked at the Missouri Veterans Home for 25 years she retired in 1986.
Rosie loved reading her Bible everyday; she enjoyed walking, cooking for her family and friends, and gardening. Rosie loved growing flowers and always had a nice big vegetable garden she shared with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Lillie Lamkey; husband Archie; son, Archie Shivers Jr.; brothers, Austin, Ralph, Samuel, Clifford and Christopher Lamkey.
She is survived by her children, Edward Shivers and wife Sue of New Haven, Missouri, Lloyd Shivers and wife Doshia of Potosi, Missouri, Nola Conway of Springfield, Missouri and Imogene Hammack West of Sullivan, Missouri; grandchildren, Charlene Hammack, Carl Hammack, Courtney West, Angie Kormeier, Brian Conway, Donnie Conway, Lisa Conway, Rosemary Smith, Dianna Shivers, Junior Shivers, Eddie Shivers; sisters, Evelyn Warren of Potosi, Missouri and Annie Middleton of Maryland Heights, Missouri; 30 great grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Tuesday, August 17, 2010 from 4:30-8 p.m.
Funeral service was held on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Assembly of God Church in St. James, Missouri with Reverends Mick Thrasher and Kyle Phillips officiating.
A graveside service was held at 1:30 p.m. in the Sunset Hills Cemetery in Potosi, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary.
 

Anna “Ann” Lucille Moore Shockley
Anna “Ann” Lucille Moore Shockley of Cuba, Missouri was born to Perley F. and Olive L. (Randall) Randolph on May 27, 1915 in St. Joseph, Missouri and passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at Cuba Manor at the age of 97 years.
Ann was united in marriage to Clarence C. Moore on November 24, 1936 and after his death she married Bill Shockley on July 27, 1974.
Ann was the owner/operator of the Donut Hole in Cuba for several years. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Cuba. She enjoyed cooking, baking and word search puzzles.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Perley and Olive Randolph; two husbands, Clarence C. Moore and Bill Shockley; infant son, Robert W. Moore; two brothers, Mendell F. and Donald F. Randolph; three sisters, Violet Blankenship, Thelma L. Hildebrandt and Betty Warnick; one grandson, Keith Meyer.
She is survived by her daughter, Nancy and husband Ray Meyer of Cuba, Missouri; three step children, Jim and wife Betsy Shockley of Cuba, Missouri, Rose Jane Pasch of Cuba, Missouri and Ruth and husband John McQuade of St. Louis, Missouri; four grandchildren, Robyn and husband Duane Beavers of Oak Harbor, Washington, Patricia Harris, James Meyer, Michael and wife (Bobbi Jo) Meyer, all of Cuba, Missouri; seven great grandchildren; six step grandchildren; 13 step great grandchildren; three step great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Friday, August 3, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home.
Funeral service was held on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Knight, officiating.
Interment followed at the Meramec Hills Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

Tina Laven Shockley
Tina Laven Shockley was born on May 11, 1963 in Rolla, Missouri to Edward Eugene and Betty Sue (Haines) Shockley and passed away at her home on August 25, 2012 in St. James, Missouri at the age of 49 years, 3 months and 14 days.
She was a nurse’s aide for several years.
She was preceded in death by her father, Edward Shockley.
She is survived by her mother, Betty Sue Shockley of St. James, Missouri; three daughters, Michelle Chere Johns and husband James Johns of Rolla, Missouri, Amber Renae Fenigold of Carthage, Missouri and Anna May Workman of Vienna, Missouri; two brothers, Edward Eugene Shockley of St. James, Missouri and Matt Eugene Shockley of Fort Worth, Texas; five sisters, Kimberly J. Workman of Vichy, Missouri, Pamela Nadine Shockley of Rolla, Missouri, Lisa Leann Baumgartner of Belle, Missouri, Tonia Regina Spurgeon of Union, Missouri and Misty Lynn Bland of Freeburg, Missouri; five grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was conducted on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 9 a.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Graveside services were conducted on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Campbell Cemetery in rural Belle, Missouri with Craig Haynes officiating. Pallbearers were family members.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Debra Leanne Shoemaker of Owensville, Missouri was born in Sullivan, Missouri on January 3, 1972 to Susan (Spoon) and Charles Huff and passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at the age of 43 years, 5 months, and 18 days.
On May 6, 1995 she was married to Mark Shoemaker in Sullivan, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Huff.
She is survived by her husband, Mark Shoemaker of Owensville, Missouri; one son, Logan Shoemaker; one daughter, Morgan Shoemaker of Owensville, Missouri, all of Owensville, Missouri; mother, Susan Huff of Sullivan, Missouri; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Oran and Leona Shoemaker of Owensville, Missouri; one sister, Diane Peebles and husband Danny of Sullivan, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
 

Linda Carlene Shoemate
Linda Carlene Shoemate of St. James, Missouri was born on August 24, 1962 in Salem, Missouri to James Carl and Grace Louise (Cooley) Shoemate and passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of 49 years, 8 months and 5 days.
Carlene was a Hydrologic Technician and worked at USGS Missouri Water Science Center for many years, at Rolla Federal Credit union in Rolla, Missouri for 20 years. She had a degree in drafting and graduated from John F. Hodge High School in St. James in 1982 and went to R.T.I. in Rolla in 1984.
She was preceded in death by her father, James Carl Shoemate.
She is survived by her mother, Grace Louise (Cooley) Shoemate of St. James, Missouri; son, Mike Shoemate of St. James, Missouri; daughter, Samantha Shoemate of St. James, Missouri; two brothers, James Shoemate of Columbia, Missouri and Carl Raymond Shoemate of St. James, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in St. James, Missouri with Ernie Coverdale officiating.
Pallbearers were Mike Shoemate, Jim Shoemate, Bill Houser, Ryan Adkins, Jim Enloe and Jeffery Vogel.
Burial was in the Asher Cemetery in rural St. James, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

 

Flora Short
Flora Short of Maryland Heights, Missouri, formerly of Steelville, Missouri, was born July 26, 1908 in Tennessee to Thomas and Betty (Wyatt) Bailey and passed away Friday, October 2, 2009 at the National Health Care Nursing Home in Maryland Heights, Missouri at the age of 101 years.
On October 28, 1928 at Cook Station, Missouri she was united in marriage to Bryon Litton Short.
After her husband, Bryon, retired they moved back to Steelville, Missouri in 1969. While living in Steelville Flora was very faithful to her church, the First Assembly of God, and was the last living charter member. In 1990, Flora moved back to the St. Louis area to be near her daughter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bryon after 57 years of marriage; son-in-law, Bill Ragan; two brothers, Clarence Bailey and George Bailey; four sisters, Eula Bailey, Euna Reeves and husband Tom, Lovie Ogle and husband Raymond and Madie Eaton and husband Claude.
She is survived by her daughter, Betty Ragan of St. Ann, Missouri; six grandchildren, Dennis Ragan and wife Sue, Ronald Ragan, Robert Ragan, Debby Knight and husband Sam, Terry Ragan and wife Jane and Vicky Didden and husband, Joe; 10 great grandchildren, Kimberly, Anna, Patty, Kristen, Ashley, Gage, Danny, Sean, Hayley and Cody; 11 great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Jerry Beers officiating. Special music of “How Great Thou Art”, “Because He Lives” and “Amazing Grace was sung by Gary Hardecke and accompanied on piano by Sharon Hardecke.
Committal prayer and burial were in the Steelville Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Dennis Ragan, Ronald Ragan, Robert Ragan, Terry Ragan, Sam Knight and Jeremy Medlock.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

Patricia Gail Shults
On May 5, 2007, Patty was united in marriage to Steven L. Shults.
They had made their home in Salem where Patty had served as the Executive Director of the Salem Chamber of Commerce and had also served on the Dent County Health Center Board. She was a member of the Corinth Baptist Church and enjoyed shopping, cooking, taking pictures and loved her flowers. Patty’s greatest enjoyment though was being a mother and playing with her grandkids.
She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth “Jiggs” Summers and step father, Ellis Gray Sr.
She is survived by her husband, Steve of the home in Salem, Missouri; mother, Betty (Summers) Gray of Salem, Missouri; children, Jay Medlock and wife Stacy of Salem, Missouri, Amy Capps and husband Ben of Kansas City, Missouri, Danielle Woods and husband Luke of Columbia, Missouri and Michelle Dunlop of Springfield, Missouri; step daughter, Megan Shults of Salem, Missouri; grandchildren, Sophia Capps and Audrey Woods; brothers, Mike Summers and wife Joyce of Salem, Missouri and David Summers and wife Nancy of Grain Valley, Missouri; step brother, Skip Gray and wife Gina of Viburnum, Missouri; step sister, Sandra Behringer and friend, Larry Hershbarger of Monett, Misosuri; mother and father-in-law, Dorlene and
Bill Shult of Salem, Missouri; sister-in-law, Shirley Hofstetter and husband Mike of St. James, Missouri; brother-in-law, Scott Shults and wife Tammy of Salem, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel with Bro. Randy Wilmont officiating. Special music was provided by Jarred Brown and Karen Brown.
Pallbearers were Jay Medock, Scott Shults, Earl Brown, Ben Capps, Luke Woods and Mike Summers, Honorary pallbearers were David Summers and Jordan Shults.
Interment was in the Dry Fork Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary.

Mary V. Shultz
Mary V. Shultz of Bourbon, Missouri was born in Springfield, Ohio on August 8, 1920 to David C. and Myrta A. Davis and passed away Thursday, February 23, 2012 at the age of 91 years.
On November 9, 1940 she married Rodger S. Shultz and to this union three children were born.
She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Wittenberg College (now University), Springfield, Ohio in 1943, where she was a member of Beta Chi Chapter of Delta Zeta. She taught Business Education subjects in New Carlisle, Lawrenceville and Springfield High Schools.
She and Rodger moved to St. Louis in 1950.
Mary was employed for 42 years by the Mahlon B. Wallace family in St. Louis as secretary and administrative manager. She was a member of Executive Women International, serving as the St. Louis Chapter’s President in 1981.
She sung in St. Mark’s Evangelical Church choir in St. Louis and started a choir. When they moved to Bourbon she became a member of the choir at Concordia Lutheran Church there.
At her death she was a member of the Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bourbon, Missouri.
Mary enjoyed all aspects of gardening and country living. Some of her happiest times were spent on the tractor mowing. She was proud of her mementos obtained on their many trips abroad.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rodger; parents, David and Myrta Davis; two half-brothers, Orville and Everett Rose; one grandson, Don Boddie, II.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda K. Butler of Cornville, Arizona and Pamela J. Hinds of Bourbon, Missouri; one son, David R. (Linda) of San Diego, California; grandchilldren, Brad Hubbard (Cindy) of Flower Mound, Texas, Anthony Boddie of New York City, New York, Brandon Schmidt of Columbia, Missouri, Rebecca (Michael) Tuomey of Clearwater, Florida, Megan Shultz Comfort of Columbia, Missouri, Brittany Shultz of Rockville, Maryland, Mara Shultz of Largo, Florida and Mary (Jeff) Baker of Cary, North Carolina; great grandchildren, William and Jonathan Tuomey of Clearwater, Florida, Jacob and Joshua Hubbard of Flower Mound, Texas, Braden and Austin Baker of Cary, North Carolina, Silas Schmidt of Columbia, Missouri, Donae Boddie of Rosedale, New York, Roselyn Tuomey of Clearwater, Florida and Kaelin Comfort of Minnesota; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was at the Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory, St. Louis, Missouri on Sunday, February 26, 2012 from 3-5 p.m.
Memorial service was held at Concordia Lutheran Church, Bourbon, Missouri on Monday, February 27, 2012 at 6 p.m.
Private interment was held Monday, February 27, 2012 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Schrader Funeral Home in St. Louis, Missouri.
 

Mary Marie Sides
Mary Marie Sides of Owensville, Missouri was born in Oak Hill on November 7, 1914 to Mary Ann (Lockhart) and Charles S. Nelson and passed away Thursday, March 24, 2011 at Gasconade Manor Nursing Home in Owensville at the age of 96 years.
On January 14, 1950 she was united in marriage to Joe W. Sides.
She retired at the age of 91 from her position of 19 years as a greeter for Wal-Mart. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Owensville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe: son, Stanley Ringeisen; granddaughter, Sandra Ringeisen McCormick; brothers, John, Bransford and Raymond Nelson and sister, Della Fuchs.
She is survived by her sisters, Esther Clara Homeyer of Owensville, Missouri and Iva Merkel of Sullivan, Missouri; sister-in-law, Ruth Bacon Nelson of Owensville, Missouri; grandson, Steven Ringeisen and wife Joann of Owensville, Missouri; three great granddaughters, Mindy Boettcher of Las Vegas, Nevada, Amber and Rachel Ringeisen and their mother Linn of Belle, Missouri; great grandson, Christopher Boettcher of Jackson, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 26 at 11 a.m. at the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville, Missouri with Pastor Kevin Koester officiating.
Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Oak Hill, Missouri.
Arrangements under the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville, Missouri.

Royal Sidie
Royal Sidie of St. James, Missouri was born on May 12, 1921 to Leda and John Scott Sidie in Viroqua, Wisconsin and passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at the Boone County Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri at the age of 89 years, 7 months and 16 days.
His mother died when he was very young and his father was forced to send his children to various farms in the area to earn their keep. Royal worked hard for his $0.25 a week, was a good student and enjoyed boxing while in high school.
He enlisted in the Army National Guard in Wisconsin on October 2, 1940. His missions included flying over France, Germany, Belgium and Holland. He never forgot those experiences. He never tired of re-telling these experiences, and met regularly with a local flier’s group.
Royal married Ella Ruth Doll, of St. Mary’s, Missouri on June 25, 1941.
He and Ella Ruth had two sons, Renai Patrick and Ronald James and a daughter, Rochelle Ann.
Royal attended the University of Missouri–Rolla through the GI bill, and was a semester short of receiving his degree in Electrical Engineering when he went to work at the U.S. Geological Survey as a surveyor and cartographer until his retirement in 1972. He also set up the first television repair shop in Rolla, and he never tired of trying out the latest in TV, radio and recording technology. He was an avid golfer up until he could no longer play due to a shoulder injury. He was a Cardinals’ fan and did the daily Cryptoquip in the St. Louis Post Dispatch religiously.
After his wife’s death, he enjoyed traveling, especially to Scotland and also toured Europe. He vacationed in Hawaii and spent several years traveling back and forth to Minneapolis to spend time with his high school sweetheart, Gwen Rudroff.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ella Ruth; one son, Ronnie; daughter-in-law, Joanne and two granddaughters, Stacy and Marcie.
He is survived by son, Renai and wife Janie Sidie; daughter, Rochelle and husband Stephen Akins; grandchildren, Kristie, Marc, Matthew and Nicholas; five great grandchildren; his friends on the bus that he took twice a week to the casino; the guys from the Flier’s group, his golfing buddies and all of his friends at the U.S.G.S.
Funeral services with full military honors will be conducted on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Burial will be in the Jefferson Barracks Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Donald Eugene Simms of Cherryville, Missouri was born February 11, 1941 in Como, Missouri to William and Pearl Simms and passed away Friday, August 7, 2015 at the age of 75 years.
On September 30, 1975 in St. Louis, he was united in marriage to Roberta “Bobbie” Farnham.
He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Simms of Cherryville, Missouri; one granddaughter, Amber Heeley of North Carolina; five great grandchildren, Samantha, Aleksa, Isabel, Isaac and Caleb; other relatives and friends.
 

Dorothy Louise Simmerly
Dorothy Louise Simmerly was born November 24, 1934 in Granite City, Illinois to William and Louise Hinch Compton and passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 78 years.
She loved fishing and baseball and she was an avid Cardinals fan.
She is survived by two sons, Jimmy Simmerly of Bourbon, Missouri and Billy Simmerly and wife Angie of Bourbon, Missouri; special niece and caregiver, Toni Ogden; special granddaughter and caregiver, Amy Protte-Young; son-in-law, John Perkins; nine grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; special friend, Dean Beyrise; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Bourbon, Missouri.
Funeral services followed at 1 p.m. at the Eaton Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Delashmit officiating.
Burial was in the Bourbon Cemetery in Bourbon, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Bourbon, Missouri.
 

Loretta S. Simmerly
Loretta S. Simmerly of Bourbon, Missouri passed away at Saint Vincent’s Home in Quincy, Illinois, Monday, December 10, 2012 at the age of 88 years.
Loretta was born to Murty and Ollie (Kennedy) Whitley near Hannibal, Missouri at what was known as Pump House Hollow.
In her younger days, she worked and lived in the St. Louis area for 16 years, before coming to Bourbon to make her home. She was employed for over 20 years at Paramount Headwear Company as a custodian until ill health caused her retirement. She enjoyed collecting ceramic figurines such as chickens, angels and dolphins. She also collected chiming clocks and dolls. Loretta was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church of Bourbon and a member of the Ladies Aide.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Murty and Ollie Whitley; a daughter, Bonnie Sue Shuck; five brothers, one in infancy, Charlie, Bill, Russell and Murty Whitley; and two sisters, Daisy Lawrence and Lola.
She is survived by a sister, Stella Stephens of Quincy, Illinois; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held at Concordia Lutheran Church on Friday from 11 a.m. until time of service.
Funeral services were conducted 1 p.m., Friday, December 14, 2012 from Concordia Lutheran Church in Bourbon with Pastor David Burge officiating.
Interment was in the Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.
 

Patsy Lee Pat Simmerly
Patsy Lee Pat Simmerly of Springfield, Missouri, was born November 26, 1938 in
Neponset, Illinois to Robert and Alice (Crockett) Clarke and passed away on
Monday, July 11, 2011 in Cox South Hospital at the age of 72.
Raised in Elmira, Illinois, when she was 12 years old the family moved to Perry,
Missouri where Pat attended Greenlawn Country School and Perry High School,
graduating in 1956. After graduation Pat would stay with her father in a
boarding house in St. Louis during the week while they worked, going home on the
weekends.
She married Vernon N. Simmerly on May 25, 1957 in Bourbon, Missouri.
Pat and Vernon lived in St. Louis the first few years of their marriage. Around
1965 they moved to the Sullivan-Bourbon area.
In 1977 Pat and Vernon divorced, at that time she moved to southern Missouri.
At the age of 57 Pat returned to college to study Business Administration and
Accounting, graduating in 1993. After graduation she was employed by National
Valuation Services as a secretary, working there full time until March of this
year.
Pat found pleasure in sewing, bowling, reading, music, cooking, being with
family and friends and her job.
She was preceded in death by parents, Robert and Alice Clarke and her sister
Wendy Clarke.
She is survived by two sons, Daniel Simmerly and wife Lisa of Bourbon, Missouri
and David Simmerly and wife Sandra of Kissee Mills, Missouri; two daughters,
Charlotte Hall and husband Bob and Julie Harrelson, all of Springfield,
Missouri; six grandchildren, Nicole Simmerly, Whitney Bridgeman and husband Tom
and Lauren Simmerly, all of Bourbon, Missouri, Samantha Oberkramer and husband
Scott of Idaho, Ryan Sherby of North Carolina and Erik Sherby of Springfield,
Missouri; one great granddaughter, Addie Oberkramer; three sisters, Roberta De
Ornellis and husband Tom of Centralia, Missouri, Marjorie Sharkey of Bourbon,
Missouri and Vada Valley and husband Marvin of Bakersfield, California; one
brother, Terry Clarke of Arlington, Texas, other relatives and friends.
A graveside service and inurnment will take place at 11 a.m. on October 8, 2011
in the Bourbon Cemetery, Bourbon, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home.

Arlene Suzanne Simpson (nee Weekes) of Cameron, Ohio, formerly of St. Louis, Sullivan and Cuba, Missouri, was born on Saturday, August 20, 1938 to Ed and Hazel Broyles Weekes and passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at the age of 76 years, 10 months and 8 days.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Hazel Weekes; son, Robert Clay Weekes; and two brothers, David L. and Ronald E. (Nora) Weekes.
She is survived by her two daughters, Cara Ransom of St. James, Missouri and Tommie (Chris) Ault of Cameron, Ohio; son, Matthew (Becky) Simpson of Steelville, Missouri; three brothers, Edward “Sandy” (Terry) Weekes of Sullivan, Missouri, Royal “Buddy” (Rose) Weekes of Union, Missouri and Joel Weekes of Sullivan, Missouri; sister-in-law, Beatrice Weekes of St. Clair, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Rachael Weekes of Ballwin, Missouri; four grandchildren, Isaac Ransom of Springfield, Missouri, Nathen (Kara) Ransom of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Cory Weekes of Chicago, Illinois and Caleb Weekes of Ballwin, Missouri; great grandchild, Parker Ransom; other relatives and friends.

 

Clarence Raymond Sites
Clarence Raymond Sites of Cuba, Missouri, was born February 1, 1927 in Keysville, Missouri to Russell and Mary Kallmbah Sites and passed away Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at Phelps County Medical Center in Rolla, Missouri at the age of 83 years.
He attended Missouri University at Columbia and graduated with a degree in Business. He also served his country in the U.S. Marines. In the 1950’s, Clarence went to work for Southwestern Bell in St. Louis. He later moved to Arizona in the 1960’s and went to work for Western States Telephone Company. He later went to work for the Arizona Department of Economics Security as supervisor of budgets and in 1995 moved back to Missouri.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cuba. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching auto racing and reading.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Mary Sites; three brothers, Earl, Herman and Delbert Sites and one sister, Helen Neely.
He is survived by his son, Mark Sites and wife Amy of Phoenix, Arizona; one daughter, Nancy Hughes of Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Pearl Sites of Cuba, Missouri; six grandchildren, Donovan, Jonathan, Benjamin and Ethan Sites and Donna Hammons and Shyla Hughes; three great grandchildren, Sienna, Trajon and Mason Hammons; former wife, Betty King of Phoenix, Arizona; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, December 27, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Cuba, Missouri with Rev. Bob Knight officiating. Special music of “Blessed Assurance” and “Amazing Grace” was sang and played by Rev. Dan Calkins.
Inurnment was in the Steelville Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

Pearl Sites
Pearl Sites of Cuba, Missouri, formerly of Steelville, Missouri, was born October 6, 1916 in Keysville, Missouri to Russell and Mary Kallmbah Sites and passed away Monday, December 26, 2011 at Cuba Manor at the age of 95 years.
Pearl worked for several years in the clerical department of the Civil Service in St. Louis, Missouri. After retirement, she moved back to Steelville, Missouri and later to Cuba, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Mary Sites; four brothers, Clarence Sites, Earl Sites and wife Elizabeth, Herman Sites and Delbert Sites; and one sister, Helen Neely.
She is survived by seven nieces and nephews, Mark Sites of Phoenix, Arizona, Deborah Combs of Camdenton, Missouri, Randy Richert of St. Louis, Missouri, Nancy Hughes of Columbus, Ohio, Linda Schepers of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, Marlena Sites and Charles Sites of Indianapolis, Indiana; and cousin, Evelyn McKinney; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 11 a.m. until service time on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Bob Knight officiating. Special music of “Amazing Grace” and “Precious Memories” was played.
Committal prayer and burial were in the Steelville Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Mark Sites, Patrick Welker, Karl Combs, Randy Richert, Jeff Sites and Ben McKinney.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.
 

Elaine Skaggs
Elaine Skaggs of St. James, Missouri was born August 27, 1916 in St. Louis, Missouri to Arthur Charles and Elizabeth Klements Holman and passed away Thursday, August 26, 2010, at the age of 94 years.
On February 15, 1936, She was united in marriage to William Edwards Skaggs.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Elizabeth Holman; her husband of 56 years, William; one son, David Wyman Skaggs; five brothers, John, Dan, Arthur, Sid and George Holman; two sisters, Virginia Kean and Rose Krewson; one granddaughter, Tina Skaggs.
She is survived by one son, Ed Skaggs and his wife Brenda of St. James, Missouri; one daughter, Alice Hart and her husband Gene of St. James, Missouri; one sister, Alberta Meeham Ginn of Arkansas; sister-in-law, Anna Holman; eight grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; eight step great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Sunday, August 29, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 30, 2010 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri with Mick Thrasher, Troy Hart and Glenn Skaggs officiating.
Pallbearers were grandsons.
Burial was in the family plot at the Hickory Grove Cemetery near Vichy.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
 

James “Radis” Skaggs
James “Radis” Skaggs of Viburnum, Missouri was born at Shoal Creek, Missouri on November 22, 1926 to William Otis and Eva Chandler Skaggs and passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at the age of 84 years.
On August 1, 1952 in Pocahontas, Arkansas, he was united in marriage to Norma Jean Abney.
He served his country honorably in the United States Army from 1952-1954. Radis was a member of the Look Out Assembly of God Church and a member of the American Legion at Davisville.
In his past time, he enjoyed watching Cardinal baseball.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Eva Skaggs; his wife, Norma Jean; one daughter, Donna Sue Britton; two brothers, Rev. Herman Skaggs and wife Hildred and Frank Evans and wife Eula; two sisters, Irene Skaggs and a infant sister; brothers-in-law, Claude Riggs, Arthur Abney, Junies Engelhardt and Herman Abney and wife Hilda.
He is survived by his two sons, Wayne Skaggs and wife Mary of Bunker, Missouri and Ronnie Skaggs and wife Stephanie of Blackwell, Oklahoma; five daughters, Sharon Clark and husband Gary of Carthage, Missouri, Linda Skaggs of Viburnum, Missouri, Debra Minor and husband Harry of Moro, Illinois, Carol Barton and husband Mark of Black, Missouri and Beverly Combs and husband Larry of Cuba, Missouri; two sisters, Lorene Riggs of Crystal City, Missouri and Gerene Coleman of Pevely, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Nina Skaggs of High Ridge, Missouri, Shirley Abney of St. Louis, Missouri and Vernice Engelhardt of Steelville, Missouri; brother-in-law, Arnold Abney and wife Betty of Steelville, Missouri; 17 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; special granddaughter, Jessica Skaggs Quinn and husband Jay of Warrensburg, Missouri who was raised by her grandparents; special friend, James McCurry of Blackwell, Oklahoma who for 12 years helped take care of the farm; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2011 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with the American Legion Riders standing guard.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at Look Out Assembly of God Church in Viburnum, Missouri with Pastor Sharon Hedrick officiating.
Committal prayer and burial were in the Czar Cemetery at Viburnum, Missouri with full Military Honors by US Army and American Legion of Salem, followed by a closing song “Sheltered in the Arms of God,” by Tom Stock.
Casket bearers were Travis Smith, Donnie Barton, Aaron Skaggs, David Skaggs, Joe Britton and Jim Stock. Honorary casket bearers were James McCurry and Christopher Skaggs.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.
 

Mary Edith Skaggs
Mary Edith Skaggs formerly of Bourbon, Missouri was born on February 22, 1920, to Columbus B. and Rue F. (nee Johnson) Pratt and passed away Monday, September 5, 2011 at Rolla, Missouri at the age of 91 years.
Edith was united in marriage to Chester Skaggs on June 25, 1938 in Farmington, Missouri.
Edith became a Christian on October 15, 1950 and was a faithful member of the First Assembly of God Church in Bourbon, Missouri for nearly 61 years. She was devoted to the Lord and had many jobs helping the church until her health didn’t allow her to do the things she loved. In her spare time she enjoyed doing crafts, reading, cooking and after retirement Edith and Chester traveled the country in their RV.
For many years Edith was the “Avon Lady” in the Bourbon and surrounding areas. But what she enjoyed most was spending time with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Columbus and Rue Pratt; husband, Chester Skaggs; one infant sister, Nadine Pratt; three brothers, Carl, Roy and James Pratt and special daughter, Ruth Ann Hoerath.
She is survived by her son, Danny and wife Sheree Skaggs of Bourbon, Missouri; one brother, Floyd and wife Dorothy Pratt of St. Clair, Missouri; four grandchildren, Meghenn Bax and Mitchell Bax, both of St. Peters, Missouri, Stacie Garcia of Texas and Tracie Ware of Bourbon, Missouri; eight great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Thursday, September 8, 2011 from 5-8 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Bourbon, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 9, 2011 at the First Assembly of God Church with Rev. Harrison officiating.
Pallbearers were family and friends.
Interment and prayers followed at the Bourbon Cemetery, Bourbon, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

Rosella Skaggs
Rosella Skaggs, nee Wood, of Berryman, Missouri was born July 28, 1909 at Upper Indian Creek in Viburnum, Missouri to Richard and Anna Henslee Wood and passed away Thursday, March 31, 2011 at her home at the age of 101 years.
She was married to Claude Skaggs on April 7, 1962 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In the 1920’s, Rosella moved to St. Louis, Missouri and worked at Grandma’s Bakery for several years. She later moved to Los Angeles, California for many years and worked as a cake decorator for Pollyanna’s Bakery in East Los Angeles. She married Claude Skaggs while there and moved on to South Dakota. In 1978, Claude moved her back to Missouri and settled at Berryman, Missouri.
She loved animals and was known to have many cats and dogs. She enjoyed clipping newspaper articles and pictures and was an avid reader.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Anna Wood; husband, Claude Skaggs in 1989 and four brothers, Walter Wood and wife Mary Ann, Herman “Bud” Wood and wife Virginia, Fredrick Wood and Hyle Wood and wife Alice.
She is survived by her sister, Jennie Pauline Smith of Steelville, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from noon until service time on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral service was at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Rod Farthing officiating. Special music of “When the Roll is called up yonder” and “Amazing Grace” was played.
Committal prayer and burial were in the Upper Indian Creek Cemetery at Viburnum, Missouri.
Casket bearers were Allan Wood, Winford Wood, Philip Wood, William Wood, Clyde Helm and Kent Counts.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

William “Bobby” Skiles
William “Bobby” Skiles of Steelville, Missouri was born on Monday, October 12, 1981 in St. Louis County to William Arthur Skiles and Catherine Marie Greenwalt and passed away in Richmond Heights, Missouri on Thursday, July 8, 2010 at the age of 28 years, 8 months and 26 days.
He married Tammy Sue Volner on June 13, 2004. He worked as a roofer in construction. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and loved his children very much.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill (Louise) Skiles, Calvin Greenwalt and James A. Land, Sr.; brother, Daniel Leonard; sister, Rhonda Bridgett and father-in-law, Kenneth Volner.
He is survived by his wife, Tammy Skiles of Ironton, Missouri; daughters, Alley Skiles of Steelville, Missouri and Rhonda Skiles of House Springs, Missouri; stepdaughter, Madeline Mabe of Steelville, Missouri; father, William A. Skiles of Maplewood, Missouri; mother, Cathy Greenwalt of Steelville, Missouri; grandmother, Dorothy Land of Steelville, Missouri; mother-in-law, Sharron Volner of Ironton, Missouri; brother, Tim (Traci) Granger of Maplewood, Missouri; sisters, Chrissy (Daniel) Jones of Steelville, Missouri and Mickey (Michael) Summers of St. Louis, Missouri; sister-in-law, Linda Leonard of Warrenton, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Monday, July 12, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. and funeral service was Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Pastor Kevin Farr officiating.
Burial was at the Keysville Cemetery, Keysville, Missouri.
Pallbearers were Danny Jones, Randy Greenwalt, Brandon French, Justin Mason, Jimmy Land and Daniel Jones, Jr.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Marion Carroll Skouby
Marion Carroll Skouby of St. James, Missouri was born on September 29, 1931 in Bland, Missouri to Charles I. and Margaret (Cassel) Skouby and passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at Troy, Missouri at the age of 80 years, 8 months and 21 days.
Marion was united in marriage to Marian Ruth Skouby on May 11, 1958 in Golden, Illinois.
Marion has a BS Civil Engineering from University of Missouri-Rolla and MS Civil Engineering from University of Illinois - Urbana. He worked as a geotechnical engineer and was recognized as an expert in construction dewatering. He continued his career as a consultant part time after he retired.
He was a former Boy Scout Master. He enjoyed camping and canoeing. He loved his profession and solving problems. He was a member of Chi Epsilon, Missouri Society of Professional Engineers and American Society of Civil Engineers. He had a great sense of humor. He served in the US Army in Korea.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Margaret Skouby; wife, Marian Ruth Skouby on January 6, 2005; brothers, Anton Skouby, Alan Skouby and Charles Skouby; one sister, Mary Skouby.
He is survived by two sons, Charles Skouby and wife Melissa of Troy, Missouri and Curtis Skouby and wife Mary of St. Louis, Missouri; one daughter, Lynelle Luther and husband David of Lee Summit, Missouri; two brothers, Richard Skouby and wife Ordith of Vienna, Missouri and Eric William Skouby and wife Brenda of Iberia, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Skouby of High Gate, Missouri and Yvonne Skouby of Columbia, Missouri; five grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Friday, June 1, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Visitation was at the Hunter Funeral Home in Golden, Illinois on Sunday, June 3, 2012 from 2-5 p.m.
Funeral services were conducted on Monday, June 4, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Golden, Illinois.
Burial was in the Golden Memorial Gardens in Golden, Illinois.
Pallbearers were family and friends.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Mary Jane Slade
Mary Jane Slade, nee Jines, of Davisville, Missouri was born December 8, 1934 in Sikeston, Missouri to Arley and Alta Smith Jines and passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013 at the age of 78 years, 2 months and 2 days.
On December 21, 1959 at Valley Mines, Missouri, Mary married John Michael Slade.
She attended the Church of God Allenton in St. Louis County, Missouri and later the Church of God in Union, Missouri. Mary and her husband gave of their time as missionaries to the Indian reservations in Arizona and other locations out West.
Mary was an avid reader, loved nature and being outdoors where she would garden and grow beautiful flowers.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Arley and Alta Jines; four brothers, Ira O’Benauer, Robert Jines, Richard Eugene Jines and Jerry Clark Jines; three sisters, Virginia Arlene Morgan, Shirlene and Charlene Jines; eight brothers-in-law, Hugh “Mac” McCoy, Fred Sawa, Stanley Burns, Howard Brown and Robert Rhinehart; Larry Farrar, James Setzer and Homer Slade; and three sisters-in-law, Joyce Slade, JoAnn Gahr and Betty Neely and husband Don.
She is survived by her husband, Rev. John Slade of Davisville, Missouri; two sons, John Michael Slade, Jr. and wife Rita of Union, Missouri and Jeffrey Lynn Slade and wife Karen of Byhalia, Mississippi; one daughter, Susan Michelle Higgins and husband Shannon of Republic, Missouri; seven sisters, Georgina McCoy of Dade City, Florida, Pamela Sawa of Richmond, Kentucky, Norma Burns of Festus, Missouri, Barbara Brown of Farmington, Missouri, Peggy Wilkins and husband Charles of Lakeland, Florida, Sherilyn Okeima of Las Vegas, Nevada and Nancy Rhinehart of Ste. Genevieve Missouri; one brother, Ronald Jines of Plant City, Florida; four brothers-in-law, Harold Slade and wife Joan of Davisville, Missouri, Joseph Slade and wife JoAnn, Thomas Slade of Spokane, Washington and Bill Gahr of Fenton, Missouri; five sisters-in-law, Janet Farrar of High Ridge, Missouri, Janice Shrum and husband Ronald of Sikeston, Missouri, Earlyne Seaver and husband Bill of Fairfield, Connecticut, Jean Setzer of Cuba, Missouri and Bertha Slade of Topanga, California; four grandchildren, Joshua and Timothy Slade, Rebecca Mendenall and Kaylee Higgins; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 15, 2013 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Brother Perry Lewis officiating. Special music of “Amazing Grace”, “Until Then” and a medley of songs were sung by Bob and Carol Coleman with Shirley Brown accompanying on piano. Memories of his mother were shared by Jeffrey Slade.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Davisville Cemetery at Davisville, Missouri.
Casket bearers were Kirk Rhinehart, Ronald “Bud” Jines, Shannon Higgins, Joshua Slade, Charles Wilkins and Timothy Slade.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.


Thomas Eugene Slape
Thomas Eugene Slape, 76, of Cuba, Missouri was born September 20, 1933 in St. Louis, Missouri to William Shelley Slape and Randa (Hobbs) Slape and passed away Thursday, May 6, 2010 at his home.
In 1955, Thomas married Shirley Mae Jones who preceded him in death. To this union, four children were born.
On March 30, 1996 in Potosi, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Edna Mae (Payne) Pearson.
Thomas was raised as a child in the Catholic faith. He served his country in the U.S. Army and was a member of the VFW of St. James, Missouri.
In 1992, he retired after thirty-eight years from Laclede Gas Company in St. Louis.
He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting, camping and family vacations at the lake.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley Mae Slape; five brothers, Lawrence Slape and wife Freda, Earl Slape, Kenneth Slape, George Slape, Wilford Slape and wives Eve and Dorothy; one sister, Helen Beshears and husband Eddie; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bill Jones, Jack Beshears, Robert Housewright and wife Annabelle and Jack and Nadine Jones.
He is survived by his wife, Edna of Cuba, Missouri; one son, Kevin Slape of St. Peters, Missouri; three daughters, Vicki Clary and husband Rick, Deanna Pecoroni and husband Mike and Melissa Slape, all of O’Fallon, Missouri; two step-sons, Brad Tinker of Steelville, Missouri and Bryan Tinker of Memphis, Tennessee; 10 grandchildren, Autumn, Taylor and Maison Slape, Amy Gould and husband Jeremy, Stacy Clary, Kyle Clary, Justin Pecoroni, Jeffery Pecoroni, T.J. Prouhet and Brandt Prouhet; one great granddaughter, Natalie Gould; three step grandchildren, Jackson, Gabriel and Adam Tinker; one brother, Troy Slape of Peoria, Illinois; three sisters, Virginia Jones of Cuba, Missouri, Linda Diaz of Steelville, Missouri and Geraldine Beshears of O’Fallon, Illinois; sister-in-law, Celeste Slape of St. Louis, Missouri; brother-in-law, William E. Payne and wife Sharon of Steelville, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, May 9, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 10, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home with Father James Finder officiating. Special music of “The Lord’s Prayer,” “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” and “Be Thou My Vision” was sang by John Craig and accompanied on piano by Leslie Craig.
Committal prayer and burial were in the Steelville Cemetery. Full military honors were conducted by the U.S. Army, St. James VFW and Missouri Patriot Guard.
Casket bearers were Taylor Slape, Maison Slape, T.J. Prouhet, Brandt Prouhet, Kyle Clary and Justin Pecoroni.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

Henry T. Slovenksy
Henry T. Slovensky of Steelville, Missouri was born on Sunday, May 11, 1919 in Steelville, Missouri to Ed and Stell Brown Slovensky and passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at Gibbs Care Center at the age of 92 years, 7 months and 18 days.
He married Vivian Campbell on November 21, 1940 in Cherryville, Missouri by Sam Roper and to this union four children were born.
He served his country honorably in the United States Army during WWII and was a member of the VFW Post #6479. He made a profession of faith early in life at Liberty Methodist Church. He was a member and deacon at Center Point Baptist Church, Steelville, Missouri. He was a life-long resident of Crawford County and was a former Crawford County Road District worker. He was a former chief deputy serving under Crawford County Sheriff Mont Turnbough. He worked 22 years and retired as a maintenance man from Brown Shoe Co. His hobbies were hunting, fishing, camping, gardening, and a great storyteller, also a Crawford County Historian.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Stell Slovensky; daughter, Joyce Marie Slovensky; one great great grandson, Simon Slovensky; one brother, Ernest (Marie) Slovensky; two sisters, Elizabeth Smith and Mary Lou (Robert) Woods; sister-in-law, Luna Slovensky; parents-in-law, Francis and Margaret Campbell.
He is survived by his wife, Vivian of Steelville, Missouri; children, Thomas (Donna) Slovensky and Ronald (Tena) Slovensky, all of Steelville, Missouri and Terry (Sally) Slovensky of St. Charles, Missouri; brother, Edward Slovensky of Fair Oaks, California; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Edward (Fern) Campbell of Steelville, Missouri, Mary Lue Stephens of Salem, Missouri and Arlen Slovensky of Montgomery City, Missouri; grandchildren, Thomas (Regina) Slovensky, Jr. of Potosi, Missouri, LaDonna (Donald) Slovensky of Afton, Missouri, Elizabeth Slovensky (friend Cindy) and Margarett (Michael) Labbee, all of Steelville, Missouri, Jana (Kevin) Burke of Raleigh, North Carolina, Karen Slovensky of St. Charles, Missouri and Diane (Justin) Adams of O’Fallon, Missouri; nine great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Friday, January 6, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. and funeral service on Saturday, 11 a.m., January 7, 2012 at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Delmar Hutson officiating.
Burial was at the Liberty Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri with full military honors.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
 

Thelma G. Slovensky
Thelma G. Slovensky nee Johnson of Crystal City, Missouri formerly of Steelville, Missouri was born to Everett Henry and Anna Florence Fox Johnson on Tuesday, November 15, 1921 in McGee, Missouri and passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at the age of 89 years, 9 months and 22 days.
Thelma married Walter Scott Slovensky on January 26, 1946 and to this union three children were born.
When they lived in Maplewood, Missouri, Thelma was past president of the United Methodist Women’s group, Eastern Star and also helped deliver Meals on Wheels. She later was a member of Center Point Church in Steelville, Missouri where they lived for several years. Her hobbies were camping, cooking, playing games, reading westerns, especially Louis L’Amour and taking Sunday afternoon drives. She loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren. Walter and her were inseparable.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Anna Johnson; husband, Walter and sister, Betty Jean (Charles William) Urban.
She is survived by her children, Margaret (Don) Bay of Festus, Missouri, Leonard (Melissa) Slovensky of Amelia, Ohio and Donald (LaDonna) Slovensky of St. Louis, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Annie Laurie Petchulat of Fairview Heights, Illinois and Mary Ruth Bailey of Cabot, Arkansas; seven grandchildren, Don (Kay) Bay, Jr. of St. Louis, Missouri, Deborah Bay of Cleveland, Ohio, Denise Neels, Elaine (Steve) Gruener, Dan (Amy) Bay, David and Sarah Slovenskym all of St. Louis, Missouri; seven great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Thursday, September 8, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral service was Friday, September 9, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the Center Point Baptist Church, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Delmar Hutson and Pastor Matt Cook officiating.
Burial was at the Liberty Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Vivian M. Slovensky
Vivian M. Slovensky, nee Campbell, of Steelville, Missouri was born on Monday, September 12, 1921 in Cherryville, Missouri to Francis and Margaret Sarah Wilkenson Campbell and passed away in her home on Friday, May 4, 2012 at the age of 90 years, 7 months and 22 days.
Vivian married Henry Thomas Slovensky on November 21, 1940 in Cherryville, Missouri and to this union four children were born.
Vivian worked several years and retired from Brown Shoe Industry in Steelville, Missouri. She was a member of Center Point Baptist Church, Steelville, Missouri and served as the librarian for many years. Her hobbies were crocheting, camping, gardening, working in her flowerbed and spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Margaret Campbell; husband, Henry; daughter, Joyce Marie Slovensky; brothers, Everett (Faye) Campbell, Glen (Sybil) Campbell, Delmar Campbell, Anna Jane (Lester) Gray, James (Fern) Campbell and Kenneth Campbell; great great grandson, Simon Slovensky; sister-in-law, Luna Slovensky; brothers-in-law, Gerald Stephens and Earnest Slovensky.
She is survived by her children, Thomas (Donna) Slovensky and Ronald (Tena) Slovensky, all of Steelville, Missouri and Terry (Sally) Slovensky of St. Charles, Missouri; brother, Edward (Fern) Campbell of Steelville, Missouri; sister, Mary Lue Stephens of Salem, Missouri; brother-in-law, Edward Slovensky of Fair Oaks, California; sister-in-law, Arline Slovensky of Montgomery City, Missouri; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; two great twin granddaughters due in September; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Monday, May 7, 2012 from 4-8 p.m. and funeral service on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Delmar Hutson officiating. Elizabeth and Tena Slovensky shared a Eulogy. Thomas Slovensky read the obituary and sang with Paul Hutson, “Unclouded Day,” “I’ll Fly Away” and “In the Garden.”
Burial was at the Liberty Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri.
Pallbearers were Thomas Slovensky Jr., LaDonna, Elizabeth, Karen and Andrew Slovensky, Jennifer Berry, Lindsay Farrar and Margaret Labbee. Honoray pallbearers Diane Adams and Tim Farrar.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Cyrus J. Smelcer
Cyrus James Smelcer, of Rolla, Missouri, formerly of O’Fallon, Swedeborg, Florissant, and Crocker, Missouri, was born May 14, 1926, at Crocker, to Grover Cleveland and Marcia Viola (Stokes) Smelcer, and passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2012, at Rolla, Missouri at the age of 86 years, 7 months and 11 days.
Cyrus grew up in and around Crocker, graduating from Crocker High School in 1944, and was a veteran of World War II, serving as a US Army Staff Sergeant in the Philippines during and after the end of the war.
On November 1, 1947, Cyrus was united in marriage to Bonnie Lucille (Wall) Smelcer of Swedeborg, Missouri.
After leaving the Army, Cyrus moved to Florissant, Missouri, and shortly thereafter was employed by Ford Motor Company. He worked for Ford his entire career before retiring to his farm near Swedeborg in 1979.
He lived on the farm for many years, until in their advanced age, he and his wife moved closer to their children. Cyrus loved the farm and never forgot his Pulaski County roots. The Smelcer family lived in Pulaski County, Missouri, for several generations.
Cyrus will be remembered for his warm personality, his quick wit, his wry sense of humor, his passion for reading (Westerns especially), but most of all, for the love shared with his large family, all of whom will miss him very much. Cyrus was a baptized believer in the Christian faith.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Lucille (Wall) Smelcer of the home in Rolla, Missouri; four children James Ray and wife, Deborah, of Warrenton, Missouri, Bonita Gail (Smelcer) Burd and husband, Randal, of Rolla, Missouri, Michael Steven and wife, Ruth Ann, of Tarpon Springs, Florida and Eric Lynn and wife, Valerie, of St. Charles, Missouri; one sister, Rosalie (Smelcer) Cross, of Linn, Missouri; 14 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted at noon on Friday, December 28, 2012, in the Long-Kloeppel Funeral Chapel, Crocker, Missouri with Bro. Lee Todd, Concord Christian Church, officiating.
Interment was in the Crocker Memorial Cemetery in Crocker, Missouri.
 

Bertha Juanita Smith
Bertha Juanita Smith nee Bland of Leasburg, Missouri was born on Monday, July 8, 1929 in Bee Bluff, Missouri to James Virgil Bland and Helen Clara Bunch Bland and passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 81 years and 5 days.
Bertha married Ottis Lee Smith on July 26, 1947 in Pocahontas, Arkansas and to this union seven children were born.
She was a member of the Leasburg Assembly of God Church. Bertha was a homemaker and also a babysitter for many families. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, cooking, quilting, and was an exceptional seamstress.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Helen Bland; daughters, Miriam Gail DeClue and Sharon Brown; daughter-in-law, Mary Smith; brother, Curtis Dale Bland; sisters, Maudlean George and Melbalean Barton; sister-in-law, Frances Smith; brother-in-law, Olan Smith and granddaughter, Lynn Smith.
She is survived by her husband, Ottis Smith; children, Audry (John) Mendoza of St. Louis, Missouri, Gary O. Smith of DeSoto, Missouri, Michael Smith of St. Louis, Missouri, Brenda J. Smith of Leasburg, Missouri and Timothy Smith of Bourbon, Missouri; son-in-law, Howard DeClue of St. Louis, Missouri; sisters, Maudena Dent of Eminence, Missouri, Wonda (Junior) Phillips of Houston, Missouri, Alma Jean Cole of Raymondville, Missouri and Jewel (Harry) Lovins of Doniphan, Missouri; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Don Barton of Raymondville, Missouri, Wayne George and Marilyn Bland, all of Eminence, Missouri, Ora Smith and Edith Smith, all of Mill Springs, Missouri; 15 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Sunday, July 18, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. and funeral service was Monday, July 19, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri with Rev. Donald Vaughn officiating.
Burial in Lea Cemetery, Leasburg, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.

Charles W. Smith
Charles W. Smith of St. Louis, Missouri formerly of Cuba, Missouri was born to Charles A. and Alice (Wallace) Smith on March 4, 1916 in Crocker, Missouri and passed away Friday, May 7, 2010 at Delmar Gardens South County in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 94 years.
Charles was a retiree of Wagner Electric Company in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a member of Lebanon Lodge #77 A.F. & A.M. and a 33 degree member of the Scottish Rite. He enjoyed working in the garden, square dancing and spending the winter months in Texas.
He was preceded death by his parents, Charles and Alice Smith; wife, Bertha Smith; sister-in-law, Eula Martin; other relatives and friends.
He is survived by three sisters-in-law, Maxine Sellers of St. Louis, Missouri, Louise McLeod of Liberty, Missouri and Sara Hargis of Camden Point, Missouri; seven nephews and two nieces, Gary Sellers of Poplar Bluff, Missouri and Larry Sellers of St. Louis, Missouri, David Hargis of Camden Point, Missouri, Sonia Overton of Dearborn, Missouri, Dennis McLeod of Liberty, Missouri and Michael McLeod of Houston, Texas, Janet Moore of Defiance, Missouri, Jim Martin of Florida and Donald Martin of Arizona; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 from 11 a.m. until time of funeral service 1 p.m. at Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Paul Lathum, officiating.
Interment followed at the Steelville Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Clair Ann Smith
Claire Ann (Lupberger) Smith of St. James, Missouri was born May 15, 1921 at Dillon, Missouri to Augusta and Frieda (Alt) Lupberger and passed away Sunday October 2, 2011 at the St. James Golden Living Center. She was 90 years, 4 months and 17 days of age.
On June 30, 1979 in Crossville, Tennessee, Claire was united in marriage to Le Roy R. Smith. He passed away March 2, 2009.
Claire was a beautician most of her life in Tennessee. After her retirement she moved back to St. James to be close to her sisters.
She is survived by three step children; sisters, Joyce Watkins and Gussie Pohle, both of Rolla, Missouri; niece, Gayla Pohle; nephews, Dwight Pohle and wife Chris, all of Rolla, Missouri and David Watkins of St. James, Missouri.
She was in state at 10 a.m. on Tuesday October 4, 2011 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Wishon Cemetery with Steve Barber officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
 

Clifford Peter Smith of St. James, Missouri was born in Bartlett, Illinois on October 28, 1931 to Clifford Fredrick and Bernice (Peterson) Smith and passed away at the age of 83 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Bernice Smith; sons, Terry and Gary Smith; and brothers, Kenny and Richard Smith.
He is survived by his children, Bonnie Polan of Streamwood, Illinois, Clay Smith and wife Laura of Gilberts, Illinois, Cheri Silard of Las Vegas, Nevada, Chet Smith and wife Sally of Tucson, Arizona, Kit Smith and wife Elizabeth of Fenton, Missouri and Tress Smith and husband Cam Miller of Reno, Nevada; grandchildren, Jesse, Donnie, Elizabeth, Heather, Cynthia, Katherine, Roxanne, Alex, Marisa, Breanna, Peyton, Felix and Lydia; sister, Betty Noren of Marshfield, Missouri; two great grandchildren other relatives and friends.


Dale Smith
Dale Smith of Sullivan, Missouri was born at Drury, Missouri on March 20, 1941 to Hobert and Arvilla (Dewitt) Smith and passed away Thursday, March 4, 2010 at the age of 68 years.
He had lived in various parts of the country, the majority of which was in the state of Missouri.
On February 1, 1964, he was united in marriage to Connie Dotson at Cuba, Missouri. Dale was self-employed and operated a timber cutting business. He had a passion for fishing and also enjoyed amateur radio.
His family, especially his grandchildren, were his greatest love and pleasure. Dale was a member of the first Assembly of God of Leasburg and honorably served his country with the National Guard from 1954 to 1962.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hobert and Arvilla Smith and a sister Ethel Finley.
He is survived by his wife Connie of the family home; three sons, Wesley Adair and wife Sheila of Cuba, Missouri, Terry Smith of Bourbon, Missouri and Dale Smith and wife Sandra of Bourbon, Missouri; one daughter, Teresa Slawson and husband Darrel of Bourbon; two brothers, Daryl Smith of Licking, Missouri and Jay Smith of Cuba, Missouri; one sister, Irene Stricklin of Cuba, Missouri; 13 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Saturday, March 6, 2010 from 10 a.m. until time of service at noon from the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan.
Funeral services were conducted at noon on Saturday, March 6, 2010 from the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri, with Pastor Donald Vaughn officiating.
Interment was in Bourbon Cemetery, Bourbon, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.

Daniel Roger Smith
Daniel Roger Smith was born January 21, 1941 in Buffalo, New York and passed away April 25, 2010 at Salem, Missouri at the age of 69 years.
On May 18, 1998, Dan Smith and Rozelle Cross were united in marriage.
He enjoyed his employment as a truck driver, classic cars, fishing and hunting.
He was preceded in death by his father, LeVant Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Rozelle Smith of Salem, Missouri; his mother, Mona Smith of Buffalo, New York; four children, Susie Smith of Huntington Beach, California, Linda Crane and husband Billy of Eunice, Missouri, Diana Ballard of Altoona, Iowa, and Ricky Cross of St. James, Missouri; one sister, Sandy Smith of Buffalo, New York; one brother, Guy Smith and wife Roseann of California; 10 grandchildren, J.C. Coelho of California, Bobby Burns and wife Kim of Willow Springs, Missouri, Chrystal Juarze of Bethany, Missouri, Shasta Smith of Altoona of Iowa, Natasha Stout and husband Rusty of Raymondville, Missouri, Tiffany Smith and husband Rees of Branson, Missouri, Ricky Cross Jr. of St. James, Missouri, B.J. Crane and wife Shaina of Branson, Missouri, Laura Crane of Illinois and Kelse Wiig of Altoona, Iowa; and eight great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
There will be no service for Mr. Smith and interment will be at a later date.
Arrangements under direction of Wilson Mortuary, Salem, Missouri.

James Rutledge Smith
James Rutledge Smith was born on Saturday, November 12, 1927 in Caledonia, Missouri to Hunter Issac and Jeannette (Rutledge) Smith and passed away April 8, 2013 at his residence at the age of 85 years, 4 months and 27 days.
Jim served in the United States Merchant Marines from April 11, 1945 through November 1946. Jim was recognized in December of 2000 for his service during the Cold War (September 2, 1945-December 26, 1991) in promoting peace and stability for this nation.
Jim was a member of the Caledonia Methodist Church, Belgrade Lions Club, Tyro #12 Masonic Lodge for 60 years, devout member of the Washington County Democrat Club, Committeeman for Caledonia, The Popular Road Craft Association and the Jim Smith Society.
The Caledonia Stock Farm was recognized as a “Century Farm” in 1977, where Jim resided and lived most of his life.
He was a pilot. He owned the “Short-n-Ruff” Airstrip, home of the Quiverin Queen, (his alfalfa field and gyro-plane). He served as a member of the Potosi Airport Directors.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hunter and Jeannette Smith; his wife, Verla Smith; daughter, Mary Gaynel Smith and a son, Hunter Edmond Smith.
He is survived by his daughters, Glenda Coleman and husband Lynn of Potosi, Missouri, Janet Smith of Caledonia, Missouri, Betty Giles and husband Ted of St. Louis, Missouri, Connie Walton of Farmington, Missouri, Patricia Lawson of California, Missouri; two sons, Dannie Johnson and wife Vivian of Caledonia, Missouri, Johnny Johnson of New Mexico; sister, Ava Gay Britton and husband John of Cuba, Missouri; two nieces, Patty Campbell and husband Bruce of Cuba, Missouri and Jane Eads and husband Steve of Cuba, Missouri; 15 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the DeClue Chapel with Elder Leonard Compton and Rev. Rick Lasley officiating.
Pallbearers were James Smith, Robert Smith, Michael Walton, Tim Gibson, Issac Barron and Jared Walton.
Interment and final prayers were held at the Caledonia Methodist Cemetery where full military honors were presented by the United States Marines and local VFW Post #6996.
Arrangements under the direction of the DeClue Funeral Home.

Jessie “Bunny” L. Smith
Jessie “Bunny” Louise Smith nee Delaney of Leasburg, Missouri was born on Monday, April 17, 1933 in Leasburg, Missouri to John Enist Delaney and Jessie Louise Hayden Delaney. She passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2006 at the age of 72 years, 11 months, and 28 days.
She was born on Easter in 1933, so her father nicknamed her Bunny. She attended elementary school in Leasburg; then completed high school in Sullivan, Missouri.
After graduation she moved to California to live with relatives and worked for 40 years as secretary at the A-1 Surface Grinding Aircraft Manufacturing plant in Huntington Park, California. Her hobbies were sewing, word games and crossword puzzles.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; brother, James Delaney and an infant brother.
Those who remain to mourn her passing are her brothers, John Delaney and wife Rose of St. Louis, Missouri and Joseph Martin Delaney of Leasburg, Missouri; special caregiver Donna Campbell and family; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Private family graveside service was at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 20, 2006 at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Leasburg, Missouri.
All arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
 

Robert J. (Bobby) Smith
Robert J. (Bobby) Smith, formerly of Vichy, Missouri, was born on January 15, 1948 in Virginia to Anderson Jesse and Florence Marie (Turco) Smith and passed away on June 15, 2013 at his home in Quincy, Illinois at the age of 65 years and 5 months.
Bobby graduated high school in Vienna, Missouri and then attended Linn Tech. College. He moved to Quincy, Illinois to work for Quincy Seed Company. He currently worked for ADM (Archer Daniel Midland Company) as a plant manager.
He is survived by two brothers, Harold J. Smith and wife Betty of Naples, Florida and James L. Smith of Vichy, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in St. James, Missouri with Randy Carr officiating.
Pallbearers were family and friends.
Burial was in the Hickory Grove Cemetery in rural Vichy, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Tabatha Lynn Poindexter Smith
Tabatha Lynn Poindexter of Mexico, Missouri formerly of Wellsville, Missouri and Steelville, Missouri, was born September 13, 1977 in Mexico to Kenneth Ray and Becky Sue (Smith) Poindexter and passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at the age of 34 years.
On April 19, 2006 she married Larry Joe Smith in Steelville, Missouri.
Tabatha was raised in Wellsville. She later moved to St. Louis, Missouri and then to Steelville for several years, before moving to Mexico the past year.
She had been employed at the call center for Brookstone in Mexico, Missouri. Prior to that, she had worked as a telephone interviewer for Communications for Research in Steelville, Missouri.
She was an avid sports fan. Football was her favorite sport with the Green Bay Packers being her favorite team. She also enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals and the Missouri Tigers. She enjoyed fishing.
She is survived by her mother, Becky Sue Poindexter of Steelville, Missouri; father, Kenneth Ray Poindexter of Wellsville, Missouri; sister and brother-in-law, Samantha Kay and Darren Bradley of Mexico, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 5, 2011 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Martinsburg, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Myers Funeral Home in Wellsville, Missouri.

Thomas Emory Smith
Thomas Emory Smith of Steelville, Missouri was born on Thursday, July 30, 1942 in Keysville, Missouri to Emory Clyde and Daphne Benton Smith and passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at the age of 70 years, 7 months and 3 days.
Thomas worked most of his adult life as a woodcutter in the timber industry. He worked in Comico Mines, Bixby, Missouri for five years. His hobbies were fishing, hunting and coon hunting. He liked his dogs especially his coonhounds. He attended Coffee Community Church in Steelville, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Emory and Daphne Smith; sister, Elayne (Theodore) Lakaner; brother, Wayne (Nellie Mae) Smith and infant brother, Robert Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Aletha Smith of Steelville, Missouri; children, Peggy S. (Leroy) Martin and Learoy Smith, all of Steelville, Missouri, Christine (Ronnie) Copeland of Bixby, Missouri, Mary Smith of Sikeston, Missouri and Kathy (boyfriend, Dan Smith) Smith of Jefferson City, Missouri; brother, Jerry (Rosella) Smith; sister, Nellie (Hartford) Harris, all of Steelville, Missouri; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Tuesday, March 5, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral service was Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Pastor Mike Cooper officiating.
Burial was at the North Lawn Cemetery, Salem, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
 

Zelma Louise Smith
Zelma Louise (Watkins) Smith was born at Hawkins Bank, Missouri on September 6, 1909 and passed away December 6, 2009 at the age of 100 years and 3 months.
Zelma was united in marriage to Everett L. Smith on June 12, 1941 and to this union three daughters were born.
Zelma was baptized in 1942. She was a long-time member of First Baptist Church, St. James, where she served as Chairman of the Hospitality Committee for many years, taught Sunday School and Training Union, and sang in the choir. She worked in the garment industry for 30 years and was a member of the Rebecca Lodge. In her retirement, she devoted her life to her family and her church. She enjoyed traveling and entertaining.
In the summer, Zelma and Everett often worked at the Phelps Co. Association Youth Camp. She was known for blue-ribbon Swedish tea rings, giving many as gifts during the holiday season.
She was preceded in death by her parents; 10 siblings; her husband, Everett, and two sons-in-law, Don Schebaum and John D. Collier.
She is survived by three daughters, Cordelia (Gene) Davault of St. James, Missouri, Bonnie Collier of Desoto, Missouri and Peggy Schebaum of Wildwood, Missouri; seven grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was December 9, 2009 from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m., the time of funeral.
Services were conducted on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 11 a.m. with Jerry Baumann officiating.
Pallbearers were Eric Davault, Kevin Davault, Bruce Collier, Lee Collier, Derek Collier and Patrick Davault.
Burial was in the family plot in the St. James Cemetery in St. James, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home, St. James, Missouri.

Zelma Louise Smith
Zelma Louise Smith, age 73, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, was born on August 5, 1936 in Cherryville, Missouri, to Logan James and Myrtle (Bryant) Harris and passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2010 in her home at the age of 73 years.
She spent most of her life as a homemaker caring for her family and children moving from Harrisonville, Missouri to Mt. Vernon, Missouri in 2008.
On July 16, 1955 she married Charles Smith in Cherryville, Missouri and he preceded her in death on April 3, 2005.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Logan and Myrtle Harris; son, Charles Smith; grandson, Noah Smith; and two sisters.
She is survived by two daughters, Ellen Harris and her husband Jim of Mt. Vernon, Missouri and Anna Smith of the home; two sons, Gary Smith and wife Norma and James Smith and wife Debbie, all of Harrisonville, Missouri; four sisters; three brothers; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 10 a.m. until service time on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 in the funeral home chapel.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, Missouri.
Burial was at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at the Orient Cemetery in Harrisonville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon, Missouri


Arzetta Kendrick Smyth
Arzetta Kendrick Smyth of Sullivan, Missouri was born in Sullivan on March 31, 1926 to Walter T. and Mary Elizabeth (Cannon) Kendrick passed away Sunday, March 14, 2010 at the age of 83 years.
For a time she lived in various parts of the country that included Texas, Wisconsin and San Diego, California. She was employed for many years at the former Sullivan Community Hospital as a nursing assistant. She worked with newborns in the nursery and was known to be able to wrap the infants cozier and tighter than any other assistant or nurse.
She at one time was married to George G. Severson who preceded her in death. Arzetta later married William N. Smyth. He too, preceded her in death in 1999.
She was a long-time member of the New Testament Baptist Church in Sullivan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Mary Kendrick; husbands, George and William; three brothers, Maurice, Lawrence and Robert (Bunny) Kendrick; and by three sisters, Willa Mae Schulte, Ruth Holt and Marie Payton.
She is survived by three sons, Bruce Severson of Washington, Missouri, David Severson and wife Ann of Sullivan, Missouri and Darrell Carlson of San Diego, California; one daughter, Linda Ziebarth and husband Bruce of Jefferson City, Missouri; one brother, Walter “Junior” Kendrick of St. James, Missouri; five grandchildren, five great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 from the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri, with Pastor Charles Idelman officiating.
Interment was in Oddfellows Cemetery, Sullivan, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home.

Lorraine A. Snelson
Lorraine A. Snelson was born June 24, 1919 in Rolla, Missouri to Joseph P. and Mabel (Mitchell) Williams and passed away Thursday, October 15, 2009 at the age of age 90 at home in Morgan’s Point Resort, Texas.
She graduated from Rolla High School in 1937.
Lorraine was married to Floyd R. Snelson of Rolla, Missouri.
She was a homemaker, and a lifetime member of the VFW Post 2025 Ladies’ Auxiliary as well as a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 270 Ladies’ Auxiliary of Rolla, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Mabel Williams; husband, Floyd R. Snelson; brother, Joe Ed Williams; daughters, Sharon Kay Walsh, Judith Ann Rowland and son William Wilbur.
She is survived by daughter, Carolyn Sue Colburn (Jim) of Morgan’s Pt. Resort, Texas; step-daughter, Kathleen Staley (Charles) of Tipp City, Ohio; step-son, Lyle Snelson of Eldon, Missouri; sister-in-law, Daphne Lupberger (Harold) of St. James, Missouri; nine grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
Visitation was held October 20, 2009, from 10-11 a.m. with funeral services starting at 11 a.m. Burial after services at the Fairview-Thomas Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of James & Gahr Mortuary of Rolla, Missouri.


Harvey Allen Snodgrass
Harvey Allen Snodgrass of Owensville, Missouri was born in Lanes Prairie, Missouri, on December 28, 1935 to Lucy A. (Davis) and James Lloyd Snodgrass and passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at his residence at the age of 74 years, 5 months and 5 days.
On October 4, 1957 he was united in marriage to Verna Goettling.
He was a member of the Church of Christ, Owensville Masonic Lodge, Charter member of the Owensville Gun Club and retired member of the UAW.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Gary Snodgrass and Kenneth Snodgrass; grandson, Jeremy Snodgrass; brothers, Wilbur, Robert, Buel and Paul Snodgrass; and by two sisters, Jewel Cruts and Norma Dean Spencer.
His survivors include his wife, Verna; children, Patti Kriete and husband Sam of Union, Missouri, Ronald Snodgrass and wife Darlene of Union, Missouri, Richard Snodgrass of Belle, Missouri and Les Snodgrass and wife Jenny of Beaufort, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Robin Gray and husband Mike of Union, Missouri; brother, James Snodgrass and wife Martha of Steelville, Missouri; sisters, Faye Cloud and husband Bill of Slidell, Louisiana and Goldene Rodriguez of Warrenton, Missouri; sister-in-law, Mary Snodgrass of Rolla, Missouri; 13 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville, Missouri with Pastor Larry Harris officiating.
Burial was in the Snodgrass Cemetery in Vienna, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home.

James Edward Snodgrass
James (Rattler) E. Snodgrass of Rolla, Missouri was born on May 16, 1935 to Tony E. and Edna Nora (Branson) Snodgrass and passed away on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at the age of 74 years.
Jim was united in marriage to Mary E. Weyand on December 30, 1961.
Jim started his working career in the 50s. He was employed by the Edwin Long Hotel, the Pennant Hotel and for Ramsey’s Furniture Store, all located in Rolla, Missouri. He also worked for the City of Rolla Street Department, which inspired him to become an entrepreneur. Jim established “Snodgrass Plumbing” and then later “Jim’s Pawn and Gun.” He enjoyed fishing, trading and traveling.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tony and Ednda Snodgrass; siblings, Elsie Wishon, Laura Brown, Mary Mistler, Nora Horn, Sophie Borlish, Claudine Gilbert, Clarence Snodgrass and Otto Borlish.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Snodgrass; five children, Lindo Snodgrass and wife Linda of Edgar Springs, Missouri, Connie Sandifer and husband Cecil of Arnold, Missouri, Cindy Wagner and husband Robert of St. James, Missouri, Sherry Snodgrass and special friend Scott Kutter of Rolla, Missouri, Julie Jones and husband Bill of Rolla, Missouri; 12 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; cousin, Don “Jigs” Taylor; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held prior to the funeral service on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. at the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.
Interment followed the service at the Camp Creek Cemetery in Rolla, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.

Althea Wynette Southard
Althea Wynette Southard of St. James, Missouri was born January 21, 1933 at Lanes Prairie, Missouri to Gilbert Arnold and Ethel Irene (Mosher) Moreland and passed away Sunday, January 15, 2012 at the Rolla Manor Care Center of Rolla, Missouri at the age of 78 years, 11 months and 25 days.
On April 7, 1951 in St James, Wynette was united in marriage to Roy Arthur Southard.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert and Ethel Moreland; husband, Roy on February 16, 2007; one daughter, Tammy Wynette Southard; one son, Roy Eugene Southard and one brother, Bob Moreland.
She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Kay Southard of Rolla, Missouri; brothers, Arnold Eugene Moreland and wife Anna Marie of Holt Summit, Missouri and Rainey Moreland and wife Tillie of St. James, Missouri; sister-in-law, Annetta Moreland of Vichy, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Monday January 16, 2012 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral service was conducted 11 a.m. on Tuesday January 17, 2012 at the Church of the Nazerene in Rolla, Missouri with Jonathan Young and Leslie Koerber officiating.
Pallbearers were nephews.
Burial was in the family plot at the Hickory Grove Cemetery near Vichy, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.



Clyde William Southard
Clyde William Southard of Cuba, Missouri was born on November 25, 1958 in Rolla, Missouri to Claude and Pearl (Husky) Southard and passed away on Wednesday May 5,2010 at the St. John’s Mercy Hospital in Washington, Missouri at the age of 51 years.
On Nov. 26, 1983 he was united in marriage to Tammy Dunning in Gerald, Missouri.
He was Material Coordinator for commercial printing. He was preceded in death by his father, Claude Southard and his father-in-law, Ronald Bates.
He is survived by his wife Tammy; two sons, Jacob Southard and wife Jessica of Pacific, Missouri, Eric Southard and fiancée Maranda of Cuba, Missouri; brother-in-law, Darrell Dunning and wife Bridget of Owensville, Missouri; his mother Pearl Southard of Vichy, Missouri; father-in-law Charles Dunning and wife Brenda of Salem, Missouri; mother-in-law, Laverna Bates of Gerald, Missouri; three brothers, Craig Southard and wife Connie of St. James, Missouri, Rodney Southard and wife Lisa of Vichy, Missouri and Richard Southard and wife Christina of Chesterfield, Missouri; sister, Christine Martens and husband Robert of Vichy, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 7, 2010 at the funeral home with services on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Terry Knight officiating.
Burial was in the Countryside Memorial Gardens in Owensville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville, Missouri.

Frances Southard
Frances Southard of St. Louis, Missouri, formerly of St. James, Missouri was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on July 3, 1928 to Charles and Bernice (Mitton) Edwards and passed away December 13, 2012 at the St. Anthony Medical Center in St. Louis at that age of 84 years.
On December 24, 1946 Frances was united in marriage to Harold Southard and to this union three children were born.
Frances was a people person. She enjoyed visiting with friends and family, but the light of her life were the two granddaughters that she was so proud of. She enjoyed sewing, camping on the river and the St. Louis Cardinals.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Bernice Edwards; her husband, Harold on March 7, 2002; brother, Charles Leroy Edwards Jr.; brother-in-law, Roy Southard; and sister-in-law, Wynette Southard.
She is survived by her children, Harold “Butch” Southard and wife Marcia of Lilburn, Georgia, John Southard and wife Joan of Lawrenceville, Georgia and Judy Crostic and husband Will of Arnold, Missouri; sister, Shirley Wright and husband Harold of St. James, Missouri; granddaughters, Julie Southard and Sarah Crostic; brothers-in-law, Glen Southard and wife Bernadine, Fred Southard and wife Dorothy, and James Southard; sisters-in-law, Sharon Brown and Cleta Kintner and husband Ed; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held prior to the service from noon to 2 p.m. at the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary with Pastor Stephen Brubaker officiating.
Interment followed at the St. James Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James, Missouri.
 

Thomas H. Spiers of St. James, Missouri was born on October 27, 1937 in Odessa, Texas to Willie and Rofy Mae (Thompson) Spiers and passed away June 1, 2015 at the age of 77 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Rofy Spiers; his wife, Rusty on 2009; and a daughter, Wanda Foster.
He is survived by his children, Phil Scruggs of Edgar Springs, Missouri, Gail Boyce and husband Jim of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Kim Roberts and wife Melanie of Hernando, Mississippi, Randy Rouse of Grand Junction, Colorado and Thomas Spiers of Amarillo, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren.
 

Eugene “Gene” Claude Springer
Eugene “Gene” Claude Springer of Bourbon, Missouri was born to Claude and Ethel (Williamson) Springer on March 6, 1931 in Bourbon, Missouri and passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2011 in his home at the age of 80 years.
Gene was united in marriage to Anne Knoblauch on May 22, 1955 in Richwoods, Missouri and to this union six children were born.
Gene retired from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources after several years of service. He formerly owned and operated the Mobil Gas Station in Bourbon. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, was a lifetime member of the Sullivan V.F.W. Post #3987, former member of Bourbon Lions Club, Past President of the Community Betterment Association and Past President of the Crawford County Democratic Club. He was a great people person, storyteller and jokester. In his spare time he enjoyed golfing, gardening, fishing, dancing and talking politics.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Ethel Williamson; one son, Daniel Edward Springer; four brothers, James, Roy, Clark and Paul Springer.
He is survived by his wife, Anne Springer of the home; five children, Thomas and wife Christine Springer of Boonville, Missouri, Patricia and husband Tim Pratt of Steelville, Missouri, Susan and husband Brad Scott of DesPeres, Missouri, James and wife Carol Springer of Saugatuck, Michigan, Christine Hall of Sullivan, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Melissa Springer of Columbia, Missouri; 13 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sisters-in-law; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Friday, November 18, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Bourbon, Missouri.
Funeral Mass was held Friday, November 18, 2011 at 12 p.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church with Father James Finder as the celebrant.
Interment with military honors followed at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Bourbon, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

Paul G. Springer
Paul G. Springer, formerly of Bourbon, Missouri was born on October 24, 1928 in Bourbon, Missouri, to Claude and Ethel (Williamson) Springer and passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2011 in Springfield, Missouri.
He honorably served his country in the US Army, and married Mary Koelling on July 3, 1950 in South Dakota.
Paul was a member Cement Masons Local Union #527. He was an avid gardener and loved following the St. Louis Cardinals and Mizzou Tigers. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #69 A.F.&A.M., American Legion Post #81, was a past Bourbon City Council Member, and active for years in the Democratic Party.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Ethel Springer; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Springer and three brothers, James, Clark and Roy Springer.
He is survived by his wife, Mary L. of Springfield, Missouri; two sons, George Springer of Bourbon, Missouri and J.C. Springer and wife Deanna of Springfield, Missouri; daughter, Jackie Pinkston and husband Gary of Farmington, Missouri; brother, Gene Springer and wife Ann of Bourbon, Missouri; four grandchildren, Jarred Pinkston and wife Martine, Justin Springer and wife Anna, Natalie Pinkinston and Nathan Springer and wife Camille; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at First United Methodist Church in Bourbon with Pastor Judy Jeffery officiating.
Burial followed in the Bourbon Cemetery.
A Masonic Service and American Legions Service were held on Tuesday evening at the church.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Bernice Elnora Lillian Spotts
Bernice Elnora Lillian Spotts was born September 27, 1923 at Judd, North Dakota to Morris and Hilda Lee Mickelson and passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at the age of 89 years.
In 1940 she was married to Henry Podoll and to this union, three children were born. Henry preceded her in death. On November 21, 1964, she was married at Hawthorne, California, to Glen Campbell Spotts, who preceded her in death on November 23, 2010.
Bernice took great pride in being a Norwegian and of the Lutheran faith all of her life. Family meant so much to her and God had blessed her with three wonderful children. She worked all of her life and retired from Eaton Corporation in 1983.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Morris and Hilda Mickelson; husbands, Henry Podoll and Glen Spotts; one daughter, Elaine White and seven brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her son, Harvey Podoll and wife Sandy of the state of California; her daughter, Julie Edwards and husband Ronnie of West Plains, Missouri; one son-in-law, Bill White of Steelville, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Cindy Anderson of DuBois, Pennsylvania, Brian White and wife Joanne of West Plains, Missouri, Dailene Forbes and husband Keith of Steelville, Missouri, Karen Alston and husband Mark of the state of Ohio, Mark Podoll and wife Jenn of the state of California, Mike Edwards and wife, Misty of West Plains, Missouri and Mark Edwards and wife Britne of West Plains, Missouri; 14 great grandchildren, Ashley Anderson, Chelsea Anderson, Paige White, Andrew White, Kaitlynne Forbes, Alyssa Forbes, Carl Alston, Cate Alston, Chelsea Podoll, Madison Podoll, Cordell Ryan, Taylor Ryan, Alexis Edwards and Landon Edwards; one great great grandchild, Jax; one sister, Delores Carlson of the state of North Dakota; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from noon on Saturday, March 9, 2013 until noon on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in West Plains, Missouri
Burial was in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, West Plains, Missouri.

 

Ina Mae Diestelkamp Prebianca Spurgeon
Ina Mae Diestelkamp Prebianca Spurgeon of St. James, Missouri was born on December 18, 1933 in Oak Grove, Missouri to William and Oma (Spurgeon) Diestelkamp and passed away on June 18, 2013 at Rolla Manor Care in Rolla, Missouri, at the age of 79 years and 6 months.
She married Raymond Prebianca and to this union was blessed with three children: Jimmie, Carol and Gloria.
Ina lived and worked her whole life in St. James, Missouir. After the death of her husband Raymond, she found love again with Galloway Spurgeon and they were married on February 3, 2001.
Ina loved gardening, growing beautiful flowers, cooking and her cats, dogs and birds.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Oma Diestelkamp; husband, Raymond; son, Jimmie; and infant brother, Doyle.
She is survived by husband Galloway of the home; daughters, Carol Webster and husband Gary of St. James, Missouri and Gloria Smith and husband Rich of Cuba, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Yolanda Prebianca of St. James, Missouri; three step children, Debbie Williams and husband Kenneth of St. James, Missouri, Judy Self and husband Rich of Paducah, Kentucky and John Spurgeon and wife Janet of St. James, Missouri; grandchildren, Misty, Chip, Christy, Frances, Carla and Jennie; two great grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; 12 step great grandchildren; one step great great grandchild; brother, Bill Diestelkamp and wife Nadine of Rosebud, Missouri; many other relatives and friends.
Visitation was on Friday, June 21, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri with prayer service at 3:30 p.m.
Funeral services were at the Immaculate Conception Church in St. James, Missouri on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at noon with Father Charles Pardee officiating.
Pallbearers were Chip Webster, John Spurgeon, Mike Spurgeon, Scott John, Greg John, Brian John and Corey Williams. Estella Grotha was at the organ and the vocalist was Helen Cornick.
Burial was in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Cemetery in St. James, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
 

James I. Spurgeon
James I. Spurgeon of Owensville, Missouri was born on Saturday, July 7, 1934 in Oak Hill, Missouri to Omar Spurgeon and Gertrude Howard Spurgeon. He passed away in his home on Thursday, November 29, 2007 at the age of 73 years, 4 months and 22 days.
Jim married Betty Houseman on July 28, 1956 at the Methodist Church in Owensville, Missouri and to this union two children were born.
He worked a few years for the Crawford County Road District but mostly farmed. He raised pigs, planted potatoes and corn. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and especially trapping for furs. He was known as the mechanic for the neighborhood.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Ervin Hendrickson.
He is survived by his wife of the home; children, Rick (Debbie) Spurgeon and Rhonda (Rick) Grant, all of Cuba, Missouri; brothers, Gene Spurgeon and Donald (Nancy) Spurgeon, all of Cuba, Missouri; sisters, Ruth Hendrickson of Owensville, Missouri and Frances (Charlie) Sutter of Nixa, Missouri; brothers-in-law, Bob (Pat) Houseman of St. Louis, Missouri and Barrett (Carol) Houseman of Bourbon, Missouri; sister-in-law, Burdette (Donnie) Lee of Union, Missouri; grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation was Friday, November 30, 2007 from 5-8 p.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri. Funeral service was Saturday, December 1, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri with Rev. Leo Robertson officiating.
Burial was in the Gibson Cemetery, Owensville, Missouri.
Pallbearers were Jim, Daniel and Mike Reed, Tom Campbell, Stanley Jost and Josh Brown.
All arrangements were under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.

 

Marjorie Agnes Spurgeon
Marjorie Agnes Spurgeon was born on October 17, 1920 in Meta, Missouri to Rainey and Thelma (Crum) Ricker and passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at the Golden Living Center–St. James in St. James, Missouri at the age of 91 years and 15 days.
She was united in marriage to James Anderson Spurgeon on March 30, 1941 in High Gate, Missouri.
Marjorie Spurgeon was a librarian for 15 years. She enjoyed gardening, genealogy, cooking her church and family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rainey and Thelma Ricker; her husband, James Anderson Spurgeon on December 9, 2001; two sons-in-law, Al Mannino and John Tegeler and one sister, Jean (Dickson) Barnhart.
She is survived by three daughters, Thelma Jean Mannino of Scottsdale, Arizona, Eldora Ruth Waring of Overland Park, Kansas and Mary Ann Tegeler of St. Louis, Missouri; one brother-in-law, Homer Barnhart of Jefferson City, Missouri; four grandchildren; nine great grandchildren other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Private graveside services were conducted Sunday, November 6, 2011 with Douglas Lane officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Gregory Lewis Spurling
Gregory Lewis Spurling of West Plains, Missouri was born on Monday, December 5, 1955 in Hayward, California to Marvin Lewis and Frances Mae Griffith Spurling and passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at the age of 55 years, 8 months and 23 days.
Gregory was a member of the Laborer’s Union #264 working in construction. His hobbies were riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, fishing and riding horses. He was very generous and big-hearted, always willing to help out strangers.
He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Spurling; daughter, Kimberly Spurling and sister, Janet Burns.
He is survived by his sons, Michael Aaron Spurling, Weston Lewis Spurling, and Jason Gregory Spurling; ex-wife, Deborah Jean Spurling, all of West Plains, Missouri; mother, Frances Mae Barnhard; sister, Sharyl Ann Pluchino, all of Kansas City, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at Central Calvary Baptist Church, West Plains, Missouri at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2011 with Pastor Frank Mullen officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Doris Virginia Staats
Doris V. Staats of Cuba, Missouri was born August 4, 1923 at Bourbon, Missouri to the union of Ira Augustus Morton and Mildred Mae (nee Adams) Morton and passed away December 21, 2007 at the age of 84 years, 4 months and 17 days.
Doris was united in marriage to Perry Wilson Staats.
Doris graduated from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. After graduation Doris and Perry owned and operated the Rexall Drug Incorporation located at Cuba, Bourbon and Sullivan for 20 plus years. During the early years of being pharmacist they did home deliveries.
She was an avid animal lover, especially her cat “Tommy” and her dog “Buddy”. She enjoyed living at Indian Hills and being on the lake, for there they enjoyed boating and water skiing. In her spare time Doris enjoyed reading, watching TV Land, eating out especially on Sunday mornings.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one sister, Iris Shea; other relatives and friends.
She is survived by her three nephews, Dan Shea, David and wife Sabrina Shea, all of Phenix City, Alabama and Don and wife Mary Shea of Winchester, California; one niece, Mary Gaither of Warrenton, Missouri; seven great nieces and nephews, Erika, Colton, Brenna, Brandon, Bradley, Amber and Daniel; one cousin, Cleo H. Alexander. Special friends, Mike and Lorene Ransom, Rita May, Dr. Gordon Riffel, Shirley Hoyer, Dr. Charles “Doc” and Mary Leezy and Aleta DuBose; other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be Thursday, December 27, 2007 from 5-8 p.m. at Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral Service at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 28, 2007 at Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
Burial at Beatty Cemetery, Arab, Missouri at 3 p.m. on Friday.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Carolyn Jean Stabler
Carolyn Jean Stabler nee Kunz of Cuba, Missouri was born to Donald Kirk and Margaret Jean Stearns Kunz on Thursday, November 27, 1958 in Baltimore, Maryland and passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis at the age of 54 years and 4 months.
She was a graduate of Elkridge High School in Elkridge, Maryland.
She married William “Bill” Patrick Stabler on September 14, 1981 in Annapolis, Maryland and to this union two children were born.
Carolyn accepted the Lord several years ago and was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Cuba, Missouri. She enjoyed camping and the outdoors, as well as bowling and church related activities. Carolyn worked at Sonic in Sullivan, Missouri, was the manager at Burger King in Cuba, Missouri, and worked at Smokers Express also in Cuba, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Margaret Kunz; parents-in-law, John and Marie Stabler; and brother, Donald Dixon.
She is survived by her husband, Bill Stabler of Cuba, Missouri; son, Craig Stabler of Cuba, Missouri; daughter, Katie Stabler of Cuba, Missouri; brothers, Richard Kunz of Baltimore, Maryland and Robert Fry of Florida; sisters, Kathy (William) Brock of Pasadena, Maryland and Judy (Wayne) Lester of Glenn Burnie, Maryland; brother-in-law, Mark Stabler of Buffalo, New York; other relatives and friends.
Graveside service was Friday, March 29, 2013 at 1:45 p.m. at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri with Pastor Jason Bell officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.

 

Charles Ervin Stack
Charles Ervin Stack of Mexico, Missouri, was born in Cuba, Missouri on January 13, 1943 to Charles M. and Julia M. (Guidicini) Stack and passed away December 16, 2009 at the age of 66 years.
On October 26, 1968 he was united in marriage to Norma J. (Lanich) Stack.
He attended Blue Springs, a one-room school through eighth grade. He transferred and graduated from St. James High School. He then attended Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy (UMR or Missouri School of Science and Technology). He graduated with a bachelor degree in geology. In the early 80’s he was awarded an advanced honorary degree.
Chuck served in the Army Corps of Engineers. After service he went to work for A.P. Green. He began as their junior geologist and at his retirement in 2000 he was Chief Geologist. He enjoyed turkey hunting, traveling and hunting.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Julia Stack.
He is survived by his wife, Norma; son, Martin Lee Stack and wife Michelle of Dallas, Texas; daughter, Christina Unger and husband Brian of Mexico, Missouri; grandchildren, Gabi and Shelby Stack of Dallas, Texas and Emma, Jackson and Chase Unger of Mexico, Missouri; two sisters, Sandra Bax and husband Ted of Columbia, South Carolina and Doreen Marcum and husband Mark of Tazwell, Tennessee; three brothers, Dennis Stack and friend Carol of St. Louis, Missouri, Dwight Stack and wife Cindy of St. James, Missouri and Irvin (Corky) Stack and wife Kathy of St. James, Missouri; brother-in-law, Edward Lanich of Blountstown, Florida; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Friday, December 18, 2009 at Arnold Funeral Home, Mexico, Missouri
Funeral Mass was at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 19, 2009 at the St. Brendan Catholic Church in Mexico, Missouri with Reverend John J. Schmitz officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Arnold Funeral Home, Mexico, Missouri.

Margaret D. Stambaugh
Margaret D. Stambaugh of St. James, Missouri was born on June 24, 1924 in Rosati, Missouri to Ralph and Mary (Roso) DiFiori and passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012 at the Cuba Manor Care Center in Cuba, Missouri at the age of 88 years.
Margaret was united in marriage to Elman Stambaugh and to this union five children were born.
Margaret was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and enjoyed working in the church where she was very active until her health no longer permitted. She loved puzzles of any kind. She was an avid gardener and sharing her bountiful crop with friends, neighbors and a little roadside stand that she enjoyed working in the summer months. Margaret also enjoyed square dancing.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Mary DiFiori; her husband, Elman Stambaugh; son, Robert Stambaugh; sisters, Beatrice DiFiori, Helen Holman, and Jenny Dalpra.
She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Stambaugh, of San Francisco, California; sons, David Stambaugh and wife Kathryn of Washington, Richard Stambaugh of Marshall, Missouri, James Stambaugh of Rolla, Missouri; sisters, Louise Leonard of Rolla, Missouri, Angie Jones of Rosati, Missouri; two grand-daughters; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was July 5, 2012 at the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary from 5-7 p.m.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 6, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. James, Missouri with Father Charles Pardee officiating.
Interment was in the St. James Catholic Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary.

Artie Mae Stanfield
Artie Mae Stanfield of St. James, Missouri was born February 12, 1932 in Dillon, Missouri to Dalton and Anne (Ray) Chilton and passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2012 in St. James, Missouri at the age of 80 years.
Artie was a lifelong St. James resident. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and taking care of her home.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dalton and Anne Chilton; husband, Stan Stanfield and brothers, Lloyd and Albert Chilton.
She is survived by daughter, Millie Street and husband Edward of St. James, Missouri; son, Stan Stanfield and wife Linda of Rolla, Missouri; special friend of 65 years, Midge (Short) Murdock of Naples, Florida; brother, Ira Chilton and wife Anthanetta of Rhode Island; sister, Mary Davis of Vienna, Missouri; grandchildren, Titus Street, Trisha Watson, Angie Maffeo, Payton Paxson, John Stanfield, Christina Wilhelm, Theresa Marez, Ruby Marez and Mike Marez; great granddaughter, Cheyenne Watson; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Friday, June 1, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla.
Services were held Saturday, June 2, 2012 at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla with Pastor Russell Summers officiating.
Interment was in the Adams Cemetery near St. James, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of James & Gahr Mortuary of Rolla, Missouri.

Vivian Sylvia Standley
Vivian Sylvia Standley of St. James, Missouri was born September 5, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri to Voicy and Catherine (Manning) Busch and passed away Saturday, February 25, 2012 at the Golden Living Center at the age of 83 years.
Vivian was a member of the First Baptist Church in St. James. She enjoyed planting flowers, reading and crocheting. She was a seamstress and worked in the local garment factories all her working life. She loved her family and spending time with family and friends was a major part of her life. Vivian was also dedicated to the community. She was a Senior Companion for many years as well as a volunteer at the Caring Center until her health no longer permitted.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Voicy and Catherine Busch; son, John; grandson, John and one sister.
She is survived by her children, Richard Standley and wife Jill of Owensville, Missouri, Linda Flegel of St. James, Missouri, JoAnn Pinkston and husband Keith of High Gate, Missouri; grandchildren, Jennifer Standley, Shane Standley (Felicia), Jeffery Standley (Amanda), Courtney Smith (Chris), Bobbie Jo Saunders and Brain Pankey (Angel); other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at the Christ Community with Pastor Phil Cox officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of James & Gahr Mortuary of St. James, Missouri.



Chester Steen
Chester Raymond Steen of Belle, Missouri was born on June 5, 1922 in Phelps County to John Logan and Orpha Mae White Steen and passed away March 14, 2010 at the Harry S Truman Hospital in Columbia, Missouri at the age of 87 years.
On July 6, 1956 he married Cora Cook and to this union seven children were born.
He was a decorated Army veteran serving in World War II. He was a member of the Liberty Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Orpha Steen; a son, Randy Mark; four brothers, Arthur, Oscar, Jackson and Earl Steen Jr. and one sister, Lorene Pedroli.
He is survived by his wife, Cora; five daughters, Rhonda Bates and friend Jack Repp, Janella Fredendall and husband Zack, Valerie Steen and friend Billy Cooksey, Shelly Schweer and husband Jeff and Phyllis Bufford; one son, Chester Raymond “Pete” Steen Jr. of Belle, Missouri; two brothers, Harold Steen and wife Carla of Tuscumbia, Missouri and James Alfred Steen and wife Shirley of St. James, Missouri; 14 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Services were held Tuesday, March 16, 2010 from the Liberty Church of Christ.
Interment was in the Oak Forest Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Sassmann’s Funeral Service, Inc. in Belle, Missouri and Bland, Missouri.

Leslie V. Steinbach
Leslie V. Steinbach of Sullivan, Missouri, was born on March 4, 1943 in Hillsboro, Missouri to Oscar D. and Kathryn M. (nee Koch) Steinbach and he passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at the age of 64 years.
He served his country in the U.S. Army. He worked as a driller for many years at Pea Ridge Mine. He was also an accomplished carpenter and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Judy Steinbach.
He is survived by two children, Curt Steinbach and wife Wendy, Marci Carey and husband Kevin, all of Sullivan, Missouri; four grandchildren, Avery and Braden Carey, Loren and Sarah Steinbach, all of Sullivan, Missouri; his mother of Sullivan, Missouri; brother, Daniel Steinbach and wife Betsy of Sullivan, Missouri; three sisters, Betty Clemens and husband David of Sullivan, Missouri, Sally Ware and husband Mike of Sullivan, Missouri and Joan Heierding and husband Bill of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; other relatives and friends.
Funeral service was Saturday, December 15, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Sullivan, Missouri with Reverend Zachary Sturm officiating. Interment was in the I.O.O.F. Memorial Cemetery with full military honors.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.
 

Gilbert Harry Stephens Sr.
Gilbert Harry Stephens, Sr. of Hermann, Missouri was born in Red Oak, Missouri on March 14, 1941 to Tarlton M. and Geneva (Garner) Stephens and passed away Sunday, June 2, 2013 at Truman VA Memorial Hospital in Columbia. He had reached the age of 72 years, 2 months and 19 days.
On August 20, 1960 at the Port Hudson Church near Leslie he was united in marriage to Berniece Shoemaker.
He served his country with the United States Air Force.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Stephens and three sisters, Margie Helling, Lucy Brightenbach and Opal Klott.
He is survived by his wife, Berniece; sons, Gilbert Stephens Jr. of Hermann, Missouri, Tracy Stephens of Owensville, Missouri and Dale Stephens of Hermann, Missouri; two daughters, Juanita Brown and husband Dewayne of St. James, Missouri and Angie Rehmert and husband Scott of Owensville, Missouri; 13 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Thursday, June 6, 2012 from 9 a.m. until time of service at the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville, Missouri.
Memorial service was held on Thursday, June 6 at 11 a.m. at the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville, Missouri with Deacon Bob DePyper officiating and with full military honors.
Arrangements under the direction of the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville, Missouri.

Janice L. Stephens
Janice L. Stephens, nee Jackson, 54 of Belleville, Illinois formerly of Cahokia, Illinois was born Friday, October 11, 1957 in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away Sunday, January 29, 2012 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri.
On April 14, 1979 she was united in marriage to Michael Allen Stephens at the Maplewood Church of Christ in Cahokia, Illinois.
They later moved to Wesco, Missouri and she taught at Steelville R-III Schools from 1980-1985. She and Mary Clay were best of friends and had their sons the same year.
The Stephens family moved to Cahokia, and Janice taught middle school in North St. Louis for many years, before she was employed by the Cahokia School District, No. 187 as a teach for Morris Elementary School. She was the first Cahokia teacher to be National Board Certified, and was a member of the Cahokia Federation of Teachers.
She was proceeded in death by her father, Floyd Jackson.
She is survived by her husband, Michael Stephens; three sons, Andrew, Scott and Nicholas Stephens, all of the home; her mother Nadine Jackson of Cahokia; her father-in-law, Richard Stephens; mother-in-law, Bonnie (Larry) Turnbough; sister-in-law, Pamela Stephens (Michael Westermayer) of Robertsville, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at Maplewood Church of Christ, Cahokia, Illinois, with funeral services on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 with Tom Smith and William Graul officiating.
Interment was in the Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, Illinois.
Arrangements under the direction of the Braun Colonial Funeral Home, Cahokia, Illinois.

Joe Steuernagel
Joe Steuernagel of Bourbon, Missouri was born to Charles E. and Lula (Eldredge) Steuernagel on July 25, 1931 in Rolla, Missouri and passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at his home at the age of 81 years.
Joe owned and operated the Joe Steuernagel Trucking Company for many years and was a farmer. He enjoyed working on his farm, trucks, tractors, heavy equipment and his dogs.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles E. and Lula (Eldredge) Steuernagel; two sisters, Doris Steuernagel and Hilda West; one nephew, Brent West.
He is survived by his special friend, Elaine Steuernagel of Bourbon, Missouri; one nephew, Barry and wife Kathy West of Leasburg, Missouri; two nieces, Linda and husband Lester Benne of Chamois, Missouri, Carol Smith of Leasburg, Missouri; great-nieces, great-nephews and many friends.
Visitation was held on Friday, December 28, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. at Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Mizell Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Wissmann officiating.
Interment followed at Lea Cemetery in Leasburg, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
 

John Hilbert Stevens
John Hilbert Stevens of Cuba, Missouri was born in Cuba, Missouri to Claude Hilbert and Lula Martha Burleson Stevens on Monday, April 1, 1918 and passed away at the Missouri Veteran’s Home in St. James, Missouri on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the age of 95 years, 2 months and 19 days.
John served his country honorably as an aviation machinist in the United States Navy during WWII. He worked as a foreman for McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft, St. Louis, Missouri for 18 years.
John married Helen Ware on October 7, 1995 in Cuba, Missouri.
He was a member of the Delhi Baptist Church and the VFW of Cuba, Missouri. John was a proud farmer and raised registered black angus cattle. He liked his coon dogs, which he named. He also, enjoyed hunting, especially coon hunting and watching the St. Louis Cardinal’s ball team.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Lula Stevens; wife, Helen; sisters, Bertha Cooper and Gladys (Charles) Schwidde.
He is survived by his nieces and nephews, Gene (Linda) Schwidde of Frost Proof, Florida, Charles (Gloria) Schwidde of Washington, North Carolina, Dorothy (Bob) Nichols of Cuba, Missouri and Judy (Stewart) Quittschau of O’Fallon, Missouri; step daughters, Sandra (Elbert) Kitchen of Sullivan, Missouri and Vicki (Ron) Licklider of Washington, Missouri; brother-in-law, Guy Cooper of Cuba, Missouri; six step grandchildren; 16 step great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Sunday, June 23, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. and funeral service on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Joe Bruno officiating.
Burial was at the Enloe-Hodge Cemetery, Bourbon, Missouri with full military honors.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.



Dennis “Denny” Thurston Stewart
Dennis “Denny” Thurston Stewart of Cherryville, Missouri was born on Friday, July 11, 1947 in Maryland Heights, Missouri to Leigh Thurston Stewart and Thelma Eveline Freet Stewart and passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at the age of 62 years, 9 months and 24 days.
Dennis served his country honorably in the United States Navy.
He married Janell Michaels on August 18, 1968 in Kirkwood, Missouri and to this union three children were born.
Dennis and Janell moved to Cherryville, Missouri in 1982 from Kirkwood, Missouri. Dennis accepted the Lord many years ago and was a member of the Seventh Day Baptist Church in Farina, Illinois and also a member of the American Legion. He worked a number of years as an independent truck driver where he and Janell were team drivers. Dennis enjoyed HO and steam trains, woodworking, deer hunting, but most of all he loved his family very much and enjoyed spending as much time as possible with his children and grandchildren on the farm they built together.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leigh and Thelma Stewart; brothers-in-law, Maury Yahl and Mike Moylan and father-in-law, Arthur Michaels.
He is survived by his wife, Janell; son, Dennis (Traci) Wayne Stewart of Salem, Missouri; daughters, Jill (Daniel) Nichols of Gladstone, Missouri and Jennifer Stewart of Festus, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Brady, Roman, Victor, Crystal, Danielle, Trevor and Wyatt; mother-in-law, Lorrine Michaels of Hazelwood, Missouri; brothers, Norman (Jean) Stewart of Utah and Steven Stewart of Troy, Missouri; sisters, Nora Yahl of Webster Groves, Missouri, Susan (John) Petersen of North Carolina, Eleanor “Sally” Moylan of Rolla, Missouri and Laura (Fred) Hortig of Fenton, Missouri; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Colleen Klos and fiance Carl Wolf of Hazelwood, Missouri, Jeffery A. Michaels of Mitchell, Illinois and Clifford J. Michaels of Hazelwood, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Friday, May 7, 2010 from 6-8 p.m. and Funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 8, 2010 at Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Lyndell Decker officiating.
Burial was at the Tesleigh’s Family Cemetery on the family farm near Cherryville, Missouri with full military honors.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Helen H. Stolte
Helen H. Stolte of Vichy, Missouri was born in Chicago, Illinois to Isadore and Sarah (Baer) Tandler and passed away Saturday, August 20, 2011 at Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Missouri at the age of 87 years.
Helen was united in marriage to George Stolte on March 25, 1945 and to this union two children were born.
George often joked about taking her to the grocery store and Helen taking forever, it wasn’t the shopping, but the time visiting with everyone. She was very out going and never met a stranger.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Isadore and Sarah Tandler and a son, Norman Phillip Stolte.
She is survived by her husband, George of the home; daughter, Roselia Hoyt and husband Tom of Lostant, Illinois; brother, Sidney Tandler and wife Elsie of Chicago, Illinois.
Funeral services were Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 11 a.m. in the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary with Pastor Mike Gorman officiating.
Interment was in the Hickory Grove Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary.

Randle Robert “Randy” Stone
Randle Robert “Randy” Stone of Doolittle, Missouri was born on January 13, 1940 in Easton, Pennsylvania to Willard and Irene (Beck) Stone and passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at the age of 73 years.
On August 3, 1994 he married Lillie (Williams) Stone.
Randy was an avid fisherman and hunter. He also enjoyed playing the guitar.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard and Irene Stone; and one brother.
He is survived by his wife, Lillie Stone of Doolittle, Missouri; three sons, Robin Stone of Frenchtown, New Jersey, Brian Gilliam and wife Anita of St. James, Missouri and Keith Foster and wife Carol of Rolla, Missouri; two daughters, Tina Karmann and husband Chris and Kim Karmann and husband Scott, all of Rolla, Missouri; one brother, Rocky Stone and wife Irene of Florida; grandchildren; great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
A visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2013 at the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.
Funeral service was conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at the Null & Son Funeral Home of Rolla, Missouri.
Interment followed in the Anutt Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Null & Son Funeral Home, Rolla, Missouri.

Richard Lee Stone
Richard Lee Stone was born on December 8, 1953, in Washington, Missouri to Russell and Lorene Branson Stone and passed away March 10, 2013, in Rosebud, Missouri at the age of 59 years, 3 months and 2 days.
Richard served in the United States Navy. He worked for Missouri Farm Bureau as a claims investigator.
On June 5, 1982, Richard was married to Mary Ann Burch at the Methodist Church in Red Bird, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Lorene Stone; brother, Steve Stone, and brother-in-law, Ed Cook.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; daughter, Rhonda Jeffrey and husband Monte; son, Richard and wife Rachel; eight grandchildren, Kara Murphy and husband Bill, Alex Jeffrey and fiancée Kena, Laurel Jeffrey, Mckinze Stone, Andrew Stone, Alyson Stone, Julia Stone and Ahnika Stone; three great grandchildren, Ian and Owen Murphy and Kasten Jeffrey; three sisters, Pat Medows and husband Charlie, Jackie Richardson and Sue Cook; one sister-in-law, Sandy Stone; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 5 p.m. at the Sassmann’s Funeral Home in Bland, Missouri.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, from the First Baptist Church in Owensville, Missouri.
Interment was in the Oak Forest Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Sassmann Funeral Service in Belle and Bland, Missouri.
 

Dwight "Sam" E. Stovall
Dwight "Sam" E. Stovall of Cuba, Missouri was born on April 1, 1929 at Jakes Prairie, Missouri to the union of Lowell Stovall and Bessie (Spurgeon) Stovall and passed away on Monday, December 2, 2002 at Cuba, Missouri at the age of 73 years 8 months and 1 day. Sam was preceded in death by his parents. On September 14, 1946, he was united in marriage to Lela Spurgeon at Cuba, Missouri. Four sons, Dwight, Harvey, David and Charles and one daughter, Keitha were born to this union. Lela preceded him in death on September 15, 1990. On October 3, 1978 Sam was united in marriage to Barbara Licklider, one son, Sam, was born to this union. He was a member of the Bricklayers Local Union #1 of St. Louis, Missouri. He was a long time resident of the Cuba area. Those who survive to mourn his passing from this life are his loving wife Barbara Stovall; five sons, Dwight "Woody" Stovall and wife Barb, Harvey Stovall and wife Betty, all of Owensville, Missouri; David Stovall and wife Marilyn of Belle, Missouri, Charles Stovall of Hermann, Missouri and Sam Stovall and wife Mindy of Cuba, Missouri; one daughter Keitha Stovall of Farmington, Missouri. One brother Gilbert Stovall and wife Thelma of Reed Springs, Missouri; two sisters Peggy Grubaugh and husband Ben of Cuba, Missouri and Pat Pounds and husband Ray of Overland, Missouri. Seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Sam was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, good friend to all who knew him and will be sadly missed. Dwight "Sam" Stovall was in state at the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri where funeral services were held on Thursday, December 5, 2002 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Larry Buettner officiating. Pallbearers were Darryl Grubaugh, Doug, Pat and Curt Stovall, Joe and Jeff Eaton. Interment was in the Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri. All arrangements were under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
 

Betty Lou Stricklin
Betty Lou Stricklin, 69, of Cherryville, Missouri was born June 15, 1940 in Cherryville, Missouri to Herman Rufus Godbey and Mabel Hutson Godbey and passed away Thursday, October 8, 2009 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 69 years.
On May 29, 1958 in Cherryville, Missouri, Betty Lou was united in marriage to Jesse Edmond Stricklin.
Betty Lou spent her entire life at Cherryville and in her spare time, she enjoyed painting, gardening, growing flowers and going to auctions. But most of all she enjoyed and loved her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Mabel Godbey; one brother, Charles Godbey; one sister, Loretta Godbey; and one sister-in-law, Zeldia Godbey.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Jessie Stricklin of Cherryville, Missouri; one son, Jessie Stricklin, Jr. and wife Deloris of Cherryville, Missouri; two daughters, Jenny Wren and husband David of Steelville, Missouri and Cheryl Leasor and husband Charles of Cherryville, Missouri; two brothers, Marvin Godbey and Rainey Godbey and wife Joan all of St. Charles, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Sally Godbey of Pacific, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Thomas A. Stricklin, Kenneth M. Murray, Amanda G. Fox, Nicole L. Wren, Natasha R. Volner, Jennifer J. Roberts and Charles Edmund Leasor; nine great grandchildren, Michael M. Murray, Hanna N. Fox, Darion A. Fox, Chloe J. Nelson, Kyle A. Fox, Larissa Nicole Green, Kaelyn LeAnn Volner, Micah Joseph Volner and Julian Benjamin Roberts; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, October 9, 2009 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, 2009 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Bob Coleman officiating. Special music of “Amazing Grace” was sung by Bob and Carol Coleman accompanied by Josh Coleman and closing music of “Go Rest High” was played.
Casket Bearers were Kenneth Murray, Tom Stricklin, Charles Eddie Leasor, Larry Godbey, Ted Godbey and Ken Godbey.
Committal prayer and burial were in the New Home Cemetery at Cherryville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.


Cecil D. Stricklin
Cecil Delbert Stricklin of Cuba, Missouri was born to the union of Leslie and Ethel Mae (Pyatt) Stricklin on Thursday, November 6, 1930 at Bixby, Missouri and passed away Monday, October 5, 2009 at Rolla, Missouri at the age of 78 years, 10 months and 29 days.
Cecil was united in marriage to Betty Jean (Reeves) Stricklin on February 20, 1953 at Steelville, Missouri and to this union two daughters were born.
Cecil was a factory worker and logger most of his life. He enjoyed working on cars and teaching his grandchildren how to work on different things.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Ethel Mae (Pyatt) Stricklin; three brothers, Lawrence and wife Rosie Stricklin, Cletis Stricklin and James Henry Stricklin; two infant sisters; other relatives and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Jean Stricklin of the home; two daughters, Linda Darlene Wurth and friend Don Rodgers and Phyllis and husband Calvin Murray, all of Cuba, Missouri; five grandchildren, Steve and wife Becky Stricklin of Tinton Falls, New Jersey, Dillon and Collin Murray both of Cuba, Missouri James and Nicole Rodgers of St. Louis, Missouri; two great granddaughters, Sierra Corman and Autumn Stricklin of Tinton Falls, New Jersey; three brothers, Jessie and wife Betty Stricklin of Cherryville, Missouri, Norman Stricklin of Bourbon, Missouri and Roman and wife Barbara Stricklin of Steelville, Missouri; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John and wife Tiny Reeves, Clarence and wife Mary Reeves, Norma and husband Richard Bridgeman, Helen and husband Charlie Vaughn, all of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, October 6, 2009 from 5-8 p.m. at Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral was held on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Don Martin and Justin Mosher, officiating.
Interment will follow at Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Honored to be serving as pallbearers were Dillon Murray, Ethan King, James Rodgers, Kenny Stricklin, Kevin Bridgeman and Oran Reeves.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Mildred “Tootsie” Yvonne Stricklin (nee Williams) of Steelville, Missouri was born January 23, 1923 in Bernie, Missouri to Noland Gustavus Williams and Elise May Tanner and passed away Friday, June 19, 2015 at the age of 91 years.
She was united in marriage in 1945 to William Thomas Stricklin in Keywest, Florida.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Noland and Elise Williams; husband, William Thomas Stricklin; two sons, Dennis Randy Stricklin and William Joseph Stricklin; one daughter, Carolyn “Jeannie” Fishwick; two brothers, William Bloyce Williams and Delmer C. Williams; and one sister, Dale Fields and husband William Orville Fields.
She is survived by three sons, Delmar “Butch” Stricklin and wife Becky of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Thomas Stricklin and wife Janice of Madison, Alabama and Joel Stricklin and wife Vickie of Bismarck, Missouri; son-in-law, Butch Fishwick of Steelville, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Lavern Stricklin of St. Genevieve, Missouri; sister-in-law, Lucille Williams of Fulton, Missouri; 15 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
 

Norman Edward Stricklin
Norman Edward Stricklin of Bourbon, Missouri formerly of Steelville, Missouri was born on Friday, October 21, 1927 in Iron County at Bixby, Missouri to Leslie Oliver and Ethel Pyatt Stricklin and passed away Saturday, October 15, 2011 at the Meramec Nursing Center, Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 83 years, 11 months and 24 days.
Norman was born legally blind, but was a hard worker in his younger days. He would cut cordwood and haul hay when he could get someone to drive his old truck and help work for him. He later was a long time resident of Redwood Manor Care Center in Bourbon, Missouri before moving to Meramec Nursing Center a few months ago. He was happy as long as he had his candy, pipe and tobacco.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Ethel Stricklin; two infant sisters; four brothers, James, Cletis, Lawrence and Cecil Stricklin; and sister-in-law, Betty Lou Stricklin.
He is survived by his brothers, Roman (Barbara) Stricklin and Jessie Stricklin, all of Steelville, Missouri and sister-in-law, Betty Jean Stricklin of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation is Friday, October 21, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. and funeral service on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Elmer Turnbough officiating.
Burial at the Pump Cemetery, Bixby, Missouri.
Pallbearers Ken, Tim, Tony, Paden and Jess Stricklin, Jr., Cody and Travis Sanders.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
 

Sylvester Ed Stricklin
Sylvester Ed Stricklin of Cuba, Missouri was born on Saturday, June 21, 1930 in Oats, Missouri to Noah and Stella Harbeson Stricklin and passed away on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at the age of 82 years and 2 months.
He served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War. He had been a carpenter and built many homes and even built his own home in New Jersey. He was a volunteer fireman and was proud of his Native American Heritage.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Noah and Stella Stricklin; son, Larry Stricklin; sister, Ruby Sutton Graham and her husband Tom; brother-in-law, Larry Helmering; nephew, Timothy Helmering and grandson Derek.
He is survived by his children, Gail Allen of Rockdale, Texas, Debbie Swanson of Washington, and Eric Stricklin of Potosi, Missouri; sister, Sue Helmering of Cuba, Missouri; brother, Tom (Kathy) Sutton of Long Branch, New Jersey; nieces and nephews, Robert Alan (Carla) Helmering of Linn, Missouri, Charlene Barnicle and David Helmering, all of Cuba, Missouri and Susan Yacabovich of West Long Branch, New Jersey; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Memorial service was Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri with Jason Bishop officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
 

Jimmy D. Strosnider
Jimmy D. Strosnider of Bourbon, Missouri was born to Jim and Jeanette (Close) Strosnider on September 10, 1958 in Mountain Home, Idaho and passed away at his home on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at the age of 53 years.
Jimmy was united in marriage to Neva Pinkston on September 27, 1975 and to this union two children were born.
Jimmy was groundsman for Sachs Electric. He was a member of the New Testament Baptist Church in Sullivan, I.B.E.W. Local #2 and also a 36-year member, Past President and Board Member of the Bourbon Fire Protection District. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, horses, four wheelers, boating, shooting matches and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Neva A. Strosnider of Bourbon, Missouri; two children, April Strosnider and friend Buddy Higgins of Cuba, Missouri and Douglas and wife Michelle Strosnider of Bourbon, Missouri; three grandchildren, Dakota, Montana and Josie Higgins; parents, Jim and Jeanette Strosnider of Cuba, Missouri; three brothers, Carl Strosnider of Bourbon, Missouri, Terry Strosnider and friend Barb of Cuba, Missouri, Joe and wife Pam Strosnider of Bourbon, Missouri; one sister, Melody and husband Rick Wright of Steelville, Missouri; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Fred and Shirley Pinkston of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the New Testament Baptist Church in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Charles Idleman, officiating.
Interment followed at the Bourbon Cemetery, Bourbon, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

Raymond Lee Stroup
Raymond Lee Stroup of Cuba, Missouri, formerly of Steelville, Missouri was born August 10, 1943 in Sullivan, Missouri to Robert and Sadie Wilson Stroup and passed away Friday, March 22, 2013 at the age of 69 years.
On March 17, 1978, he was united in marriage to Sylvia Callahan who preceded him in death in 2008.
Raymond worked for several years for the Townsend Tree Service. He and his wife, Sylvia attended the Center Ridge Church at Cherryville. He loved to fish, hunt and play his guitar in his spare time.
He was preceded by his parents, Robert and Sadie Stroup; his wife, Sylvia Stroup; one son, Raymond Stroup Jr.; one brother, Harvey Stroup; three sisters, Maxine Elliston and husband Pete, Goldie Dunn and Dollie Brewer.
He is survived by his one son, Roger Stroup and wife Debbie of Rolla, Missouri; two daughters, Crystal Cain and husband Steve of Cuba, Missouri and Rhonda Stroup of Edgar Springs, Missouri; one step-son, Jeffery Thompson and wife Amber of Oklahoma; three brothers-in-law, Woody Dunn of Steelville, Missouri, Sam Callahan and wife Lilli of Cuba, Missouri and Steve Callahan of Viburnum, Missouri; six-sisters in-law, Anita Nickelson, Sharon Thompson, Sheila Simpson and husband Dennis, all of Steelville, Missouri, Sondra Veach and husband Johnny of Cuba, Missouri, Cathy Brown and husband Dwayne of Cherryville, Missouri and Patricia Reed of Ballwin, Missouri; 11 grandchildren, Hailee, Walker, Hannah, McKenzie, Gavin and Isabell Britton, Payton Cain, Jimmy Dale, Dustin, Cody and Brittany Stroup; six great grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Bob Coleman officiating and Sam Callahan reading the obituary. Special music of “Knowing you will be there,” “When I get where I am Going” and “Just call me Gone” was played.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Martin-Trask Cemetery.
A special poem was read by Pat Reed, which was written by her. Music of “I Hope we walk the Last Mile Together” was sung and played by Rev. Bob Coleman and his wife Carol.
Casket bearers were Michael Garms, Dave Callahan, Steve Callahan, Dave Abernathy, Steve McMillen, Colin Coffman and honorary bearer, Dennis Simpson.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.


Woodrow W. Stroup
Woodrow W. Stroup of Montrose, Colorado, formerly of Sullivan, Missouri was born
in Crawford County, Missouri on September 3, 1921 to Albert and Bertha Ann
(Campbell) Stroup and passed away Sunday, October 2, 2011 at the age of 90
years.
He was raised in this area and later became employed as a machine operator with
the Frisco Railroad. He was known as easy going and loved animals of all kinds
and enjoyed farming. He was a member of the Pentecostal faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Bertha Stroup; two sons;
five brothers and four sisters.
He is survived by eight children; one sister, Martha Miller of Bourbon,
Missouri; several grandchildren; many great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at the Eaton
Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m., Friday, October 7, 2011 from the
Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan with Rev. Alfred Morgan officiating.
Interment was in the Buffalo Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.

Harold James Stroupe
Harold James Stroupe of Steelville, Missouri was born Sunday, April 6, 1947 in St. Louis, Missouri to Harry and Maude Stroupe and passed away August 19, 2010 at the age of 63 years.
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Harold James Stroupe of Steelville, Missouri was born Sunday, April 6, 1947 in St. Louis, Missouri to Harry and Maude Stroupe and passed away August 19, 2010 at the age of 63 years.
He worked for Industrial Wire Products in Sullivan, Missouri for over 20 years and was a proud member of the Teamsters Local 688. He enjoyed life with his family on many unforgettable hunting and fishing trips.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Maude Stroupe; three brothers, Joseph, Frederick and Michael Stroupe; brother-in-law, Richard Holmes; other relatives and friends.
He is survived by his family, Raymond (Mary) Stroupe of Barnhart, Missouri, Linda (Richard) Heflin and Debra Christopher, all of Cuba, Missouri, Kenneth Stroupe and Mary (Joseph) Storey of Steelville, Missouri; sister-in-law, Linda K. Stroupe of St. Louis, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Funeral service was at 1 p.m. Monday, August 23, 2010 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri with full military honors.
Arrangements under the direction of the Kutis Funeral Home, St. Louis, Missouri.
Peter R. Sego
Peter Robert Sego of Cuba, Missouri was born January 27, 1947 in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away Monday, December 17, 2007 in Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 60 years, 10 months and 21 days.
Peter retired as a Draftsman from U.S. Geological Survey in Rolla, Missouri. He obtained a Bachelor Degree from Oklahoma State University. His hobbies included playing chess, cards, darts and shooting pool. He enjoyed swimming and watching football.
He is preceded in death by his birth mother, Lucille (Myers) Breece; grandparents, Pete and Eula Myers and Leslie E. and Virginia E. Sego.
He is survived by his son, Zak Sego of Cuba, Missouri; parents, Robert L. and Lucille Sego of Cuba, Missouri and Audrey and Merle Spindler of Sullivan, Missouri; three sisters, Christina Sego of Sullivan, Missouri, Shelly Gill of Abilene, Texas and Suzi Davis of Cuba, Missouri; two step sisters, Iris Shane of Cuba, Missouri and Gail De Bourge of Washington, Missouri; one step brother, Bradley Taylor of Cuba, Missouri; special nephew, Jordan Sego of Sullivan, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Wednesday, December 19, 2007 from 5-8 p.m. at Britton Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral was held Thursday, December 20, 2007 at 2 p.m. at Britton Funeral Home with Rev. Kyle R. Phillips, officiating.
Serving as pallbearers were Scott Thurmond, Harley Gill, Bradley Taylor, Jim Shane, Bob Merson and Tim Hebert.
Interment in Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Mike “Red” Stroupe
Mike “Red” Stroupe of St. Louis, Missouri was born on Sunday, January 4, 1959 in St. Louis, Missouri to Harry and Maude Stroupe and passed away on Monday, March 22, 2010 at the age of 51 years, 2 months and 18 days.
Mike worked for many years as a laborer on a river tugboat “Hornet.” In his pastime, he enjoyed listening to 60’s & 70’s music and watching TV.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Maude Stroupe; brothers, Joseph and Fred Stroupe; brother-in-law Richard Holmes; nephew, Harry Sam Putnam; great nephews, Samuel and Matthew Putnam.
He is survived by his brothers and sisters, Raymond (Mary) Stroupe of Barnhart, Missouri, Harold James Stroupe, Kenneth Stroupe, and Mary (Joseph) Storey, all of Steelville, Missouri, Debra (Bruce) Christopher and Linda (Richard) Heflin, all of Cuba, Missouri; sister-in-law, Linda Kay Stroupe of St. Louis, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Saturday, March 27, 2010 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Funeral service was on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Delmar Hutson officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Ervin Andrew Stubblefield of Cuba, Missouri was born Tuesday, April 11, 1933 at St. Louis, Missouri to Andrew Ervin and Lillian Irene (nee Rahlman) Stubblefield and passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the age of 82 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Lillian Stubblefield; and one brother, Tom Stubblefield.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years Mary Jean (nee Ambruster) Stubblefield; two children, Andrew Lee “Drew” and wife Missy Stubblefield and Doris Jean “Dori” Stubblefield, all of Cuba, Missouri; four grandchildren, Jessica Marie (nee Stubblefield) and husband Josh Mabe, Andrew Grayson and wife Lisa Stubblefield, Erin Leigh Stubblefield and fiancé Brad and Lee Matthew and wife Rockael Stubblefield; seven great grandchildren, Lane, Carter, Anslee, Ada, Leightin, Daniel and Sila; three sisters-in-law, Elinor Tucker of Cuba, Missouri, Ruth and husband Bill Irvine of St. Charles, Missouri and Pat Stubblefield of Cuba, Missouri; two aunts, Frieda Workman and Mary Alice Stubblefield of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
 

Evelyn Marie Stuck
Evelyn Marie Stuck of Rolla, Missouri was born November 26, 1924 in Hamburg, Iowa to William and Josephine (Nash) Cole, and passed away September 8, 2011 in Rolla, Missouri at the age of 86 years.
Evelyn worked as a registered nurse for many years and also as a bookkeeper and co-owner of Harry Stuck Trucking.
Evelyn always looked out for others and had a wonderful sense of humor.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Josephine Cole and a daughter, Kathy Marie Stuck. She is survived by her husband, Harry Stuck of Rolla, Missouri; daughter, Mary Rachelle Madden and husband Frank John Madden III of Rolla, Missouri; sons, Joel Stephen Martin of St. James, Missouri, Roy Alan Stuck and wife Sheryl Horton of St. James, Missouri and David Spencer Stuck and wife Kelly Ann Stuck of Rolla, Missouri; sister, Josephine Rorex of California; sisters-in-law, Jeanne Ford and husband Phil of Rolla, Missouri and Rhonda Combs and husband Gerald of Rolla, Missouri; 13 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, September 14 from 10-11 a.m. at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri.
Graveside services were held on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. at Lake Spring Cemetery in Lake Spring, Missouri with Pastor Gary Lane officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri.

Kathleen Marie “Kathy” Studards
Kathleen Marie “Kathy” Studards nee Murphy was born Tuesday, December 7, 1954 in Oelwein, Iowa to Dr. George Murphy and Bettie (Murphy) Bernardy and passed away Saturday, December 24, 2011 at her home in Steelville, Missouri at the age of 57 years and 17 days.
She lived in the Jessup, Iowa area until 1963, when the family moved to Tama, Iowa. She graduated from South County Tama High School.
She married Chris Studards on May 10, 2003 in Hazelwood, Missouri.
Kathy worked for Pyramid Health Services out of Rolla, Missouri as an office scheduler, until her health failed. She accepted the Lord as her Savior early in life and most recently attended the First Baptist Church in Steelville, Missouri. She enjoyed gardening and decorating around their home. She also enjoyed music, dancing and canoeing. Her favorite time of year was Christmas and this year she celebrated Jesus’ birthday in heaven.
She was preceded in death by her father, Dr. George Murphy; her brothers, David and Jim Murphy; sister, Becky Reinier; father-in-law, Clint “John” Studards and brother-in-law, Danny Studards.
She is survived by her husband, Chris Studards of their home in Steelville, Missouri; four children Chris (Krissy) Moesch of Hawk Point, Missouri, Michelle (Liddell) Thomas of Kansas City, Missouri, Joe (Kristy) Moesch of St. Joseph, Missouri and Elizabeth (Mike) Kimbrough of Cameron, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Charlie, Brandon, Emma, Britney, Mia, Austin and Dexter; mother, Bettie (Ben) Bernardy; siblings, Mike (Wendy) Murphy, Sue (Craig) Auffert, Tim Murphy, Joe (Kay) Murphy, Tom (Chris) Murphy and Ann (Burdette) Brown; mother-in-law, Virginia Studards of Steelville, Missouri; step-daughter, Jenna Michelle Studards of St. Charles, Missouri; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Mike (Dolly) Studards of Butler, Missouri, Tom (Paulette) Studards of Colorado Springs, Colorado, John Patrick (Marge) Studards of Avon Park, Florida; other relatives and friends.
Graveside service was held at 1 p.m., Friday, December 30, 2011 at the Steelville Cemetery in Steelville, Missouri with Pastor Kevin Farr officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.

Virginia “Ginny” Irene Studards
Virginia “Ginny” Irene Studards nee Spriggs of Steelville, Missouri was born on Saturday, December 29, 1922 in Alton, Illinois to David Lloyd and Lois Gilbert Spriggs and passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Gibbs Care Center at the age of 90 years and 18 days.
Virginia married Clint G. “John” Studards on August 9, 1940 in St. Louis, Missouri and to this union five sons were born.
They moved to Steelville, Missouri from Granite City, Iillinois in 1958 and she worked as an office clerk at Brown Shoe Industry. In 1976, they moved to Florissant, Missouri and returned to Steelville in 2005.
Virginia became a full time homemaker for her sons. She was a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and became a member of the Center Point Baptist Church of Steelville, Missouri in the 1960’s. She loved music and especially enjoyed listening to Dean Martin’s recordings.
She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Lois Spriggs; brothers, Gilbert and Floyd Spriggs; sister, Elsie Spriggs; husband, John Studards; son, Dan Studards, and daughter-in-law, Kathy Marie Studards.
She is survived by her sons, Mike “Mick” (Dolly) Studards of Butler, Missouri, Tom (Paulette) Studards of Colorado Springs, Colorado, John Patrick (Margery) Studards of Avon Park, Florida and Chris Studards of Steelville, Missouri; sister, Beverly (Joe) Bandy of Beaufort, Missouri; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; other relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Life memorial service was Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Steelville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

 

Asa L. Studdard
Asa L. Studdard of St. James, Missouri, formerly of Doolittle, Missouri was born in Pea Ridge, Missouri on February 1, 1939 to John and Jane (Boyer) Studdard and passed away on Thursday, July 22, 2010 at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center at the age of 71 years.
In 1984 he married Ella Mae Williams who preceded him in death on January 11, 1999.
Asa was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed coon hunting.
He was a member of the Spring Creek Baptist Church in Rolla, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Jane Studdard; his wife, Ella; one son, Albert Studdard; sister, Ellen Fry and brother, Patrick Studdard.
He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, John and Barb Studdard of St. Robert, Missouri, James and Karen Studdard of Doolitte, Missouri and Robert and Anita Studdard of Rolla, Missouri; sister, Francis O’Neal of Sullivan, Missouri; 12 grandchildren, Jason and Justin Studdard, Johnny, Maria and Kashif Amjed, Josh and Sared Brandt, Dusty, Josh and Rochelle Studdard and Megan and Zach Studdard; seven great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, July 25, 2010 at the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.
Funeral service was at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 26, 2010 at the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.
Interment followed in the Mill Creek Cemetery in rural Newburg.
Arrangements under the direction of the Null & Son Funeral Home of Rolla, Missouri.

Floyd “Dale” Stulce
Floyd “Dale” Stulce of Cuba, Missouri, formerly of Steelville, Missouri, was born on Thursday, December 14, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri to Fred Marion and Rosalee Gilliam Stulce and passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012 at the age of 61 years and 18 days.
Dale married Nona Rena Wilkinson on May 19, 1979 in Steelville, Missouri.
He worked at Eagle trailers in Cuba, Missouri, then later for GMR Enterprises in Sullivan, Missouri. His hobbies were hunting, fishing, camping, watching NASCAR races and sports. He was a cut-up and liked to tease.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Rosalee Stulce; father-in-law, Johnny “Tim” Wilkinson; brothers, Homer “Sonny” Stulce, Fred Jr. “Jobie” Stulce and Barry “Lynn” Stulce; brother-in-law, Lovell Moses and nephew, Mark Stulce, Jr.
He is survived by his wife, N. Rena Wilkinson Stulce of Cuba, Missouri; children, Dale (Megan) Stulce, Jr. of Cincinnati, Ohio, Scott (Tammy) Stulce of St. Louis, Missouri, Randi (Bobby) Hinson of Cuba, Missouri and Melanie Stulce (James Meintz) of Berryman, Missouri; brothers, Mark Stulce of Sullivan, Missouri and Ron (Ruthie) Stulce of Steelville, Missouri; sisters, Judy (Larry) Harding of Cuba, Missouri, Linda (Jack) Moses and Donna (Tom) Doss, all of Viburnum, MO; mother-in-law, Rilma (Tom) Mash of St. James, Missouri; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Shirley Stulce, Rita Stulce, and Jean (Tom) Sanders, all of Steelville, Missouri, Phyllis Bolin of Willard, Missouriu, Ercil (Kathy) Wilkinson of LaGrange, Kentucky, Vickie (Roy) Keyes of Mansfield, Missouri, Deb Wilkinson (Fred Meatte) of Cherryville, Missouri and Etta (Benny) White of St. James, Missouri; eight grandchildren; one great grandchild; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Wednesday, January 4, 2012 from 5-6 p.m. and memorial service at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Delmar Hutson officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.


Ronald Stulce
Ronald Stulce of Steelville, Missouri was born on Friday, June 27, 1952 to Fred M. and Rosalee Gilliam Stulce in Steelville, Missouri and passed away at MO Baptist Hospital, Sullivan, Missouri on Friday, March 2, 2012 at the age of 59 years, 8 months and 4 days.
Ronald served his country honorably in the United States Army National Guard for six years. He worked a few years as a concrete finisher in Springfield, Missouri.
He married Ruth Ann Reed on December 11, 1976 in Steelville, Missouri.
He worked several years for Fleming Manufacturing in Cuba, Missouri as a welder. His hobbies were hunting, fishing, collecting rocks and making crafts from rocks.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Rosalee Stulce; brothers, Sonny, Jobi, Lynn and Dale Stulce; brother-in-law Lovell Moses; and nephew, Mark Stulce.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Stulce of Steelville, Missouri; children, Michael (Carol) Reed of Cadet, Missouri, Regina (Terry) Hardester of Steelville, Missouri, Ronnie (Danina) Stulce and Sheri Stulce, all of Cuba, Missouri; sisters, Judy (Larry) Harding of Cuba, Missouri, Donna (Tom) Doss of Viburnum, Missouri and Linda (Jack) Moses of Potosi, Missouri; brother, Mark Stulce of Sullivan, Missouri; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jean Beasley, Larry (Barbara) Lewis, Shirley Stulce, and Rita Stulce, all of Steelville, Missouri, Phyllis (Gene) Bolin of Nixa, Missouri and Rene Stulce of Cuba, Missouri; grandchildren, Katy, Marly Jo, Kristin, Taylor, Devon, Paydon and Ronnie; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Monday, March 5, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. and funeral service was Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Pastor Mike Cooper officiating.
Burial was at the Straightway Baptist Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri with full military honors.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Gwendolyn Isabella Summers
Gwendolyn Isabella Summers of Marietta, Georgia, formerly of Bourbon, Missouri, was born in DeSoto, Missouri and passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at the age of 79 years.
She was a retired restaurateur. Gwen loved cooking for her family and spending time gardening. She had a sense of adventure and lived an active life to the end.
She was preceded in death by her spouses, Harry Penninger, Sr. and Scotty Lee Summers.
She is survived by her children, Rudy (Donna) Muzzarelli of San Antonio, Texas, Harry (Tracy) Penninger of Marietta, Georgia, Donna McDowell of Dawsonville, Georgia and Bourbon, Missouri and John (Lisa) Summers of Marietta, Georgia; grandchildren, Chris (Stephanie) Wells of Mableton, Georgia, Jennessa (Nathan) Peterson of Sugar Hill, Georgia, JR Flanagan of Marietta, Georgia, Stephanie Wells of Marietta, Georgia, Marc Muzzarelli of San Antonio, Texas, William Penninger of Marietta, Georgia, Michael Muzzarelli of San Antonio, Texas, Melissa (Clay) Stokes of Marietta, Georgia and Savanah Flanagan of Marietta, Georgia; 12 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Pat Bartlett of Warner Robins, Georgia and Lois Anderson of Hiram, Georgia; other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was held on Thursday, May 10, 2012, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Marietta, Georgia.
Inurnment will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri on Wednesday, May 23, 2012.
Arrangements under the direction of the West Cobb Funeral Home in Marietta, Georgia.

 

Marvin R. Summers
Marvin R. Summers was born to William and Elizabeth (Dace) Summers on August 21, 1921 in Shirley, Missouri and passed away October 30, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the age of 91 years.
Marvin was a Political Science Professor at UW-Milwaukee from 1954 to 1988. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia (nee Baugher); his parents, William and Elizabeth (nee Dace) Summers; his brother, Dale Winston Summers and his wife Edna; and his dear friend, Estella “Tuttie” Pedersen.
He is survived by his son, Gregory and wife Ellen Summers of Fishers, Indiana; two grandchildren, Allison and Duncan Summers; other relatives and friends.
A memorial visitation to celebrate Marvin’s life will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 3 p.m. until time of memorial service at 4:30 p.m. at Mizell Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Dace, officiating.
Private burial will take place at Meramec Hills Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

Mary E. Summers
Mary E. Summers of Bourbon, Missouri was born on January 13, 1941 at St. Louis, Missouri to Arthur Austin and Mabel Ellen (Rice) West and passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at the age of 71 years, 11 months and 12 days.
She had lived the majority of her life in the Bourbon area.
On November 17, 1956 she was united in marriage to James E. Summers, Sr. He preceded her in death on August 2, 2005.
Mary had worked at various places during her lifetime that included the former Bobber Truck Stop, Paramount Headwear in Bourbon, the former Hen House restaurant in Bourbon and lastly Bourbon Drugs. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bourbon and in her free time enjoyed crocheting, and time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda Simmerly and husband Michael of Cuba, Missouri and Anna Tracy and husband William of Bourbon, Missouri; two brothers, John West and wife Barbara and Carl West and wife Rose all of Novinger, Missouri; a sister, Maxine Earl of the state of Arizona; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; daughters-in-law, Lynn Summers of Bourbon, Missouri and Julie Klocke of Columbia, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Along with her parents and husband, Mary was preceded in death by two sons, James E. Summers, Jr. and Jim Klocke; and a grandson, James E. Summers III.
Memorial funeral services were conducted at noon on Saturday, December 29, 2012 from the First Baptist Church of Bourbon with Pastor Ted Hurley officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
 

Mickey L. Summers
Mickey L. Summers of Steelville, Missouri was born on Monday, October 1, 1973 in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away on Friday, January 6, 2012 at the age of 38 years, 3 months and 5 days.
She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Calvin Greenwalt and James Land; grandmother, Louise Skiles; sister, Rhonda Bridgett; brothers, Daniel Leonard and Bobby Skiles.
She is survived by her mother, Cathy Greenwalt of Steelville, Missouri; father William Skiles of St. Louis, Missouri; husband, Michael Summers of St. Louis, Missouri; daughters, Jamie Skiles of Cuba, Missouri and Stephanie Skiles Jones of Steelville, Missouri; sons, Joshua Skiles of Steelville, Missouri and Michael Summers, Jr. of Cuba, Missouri; grandson, Cameron Skiles; grandmother, Dorothy Land of Steelville, Missouri; sister, Chrissy (Danny) Jones of Steelville, Missouri and brother, Tim (Tracy) Granger of Maplewood, Missouri; sister-in-law, Linda Leonard of Warrenton, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation Wednesday, January 11, 2012 from 5-7 and funeral service at 7 p.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Delmar Hutson officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

William John Swaller was born June 30, 1955 in High Ridge, Missouri to John Rudolph Swaller and Anna Ruby (nee Schierhoff) Swaller and passed away Thursday May 28, 2015 at the age of 59 years.
He was united in marriage to Bettye Hamilton May 25, 1985 in High Ridge, Missouri; the couple made their home in Union, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by one son, Travis Swaller on April 15, 2006.
He is survived by his wife, Bettye Swaller of Union, Missouri; five sons, William Swaller II and fianceé Jodie of DeSoto, Missouri, Nathan Price of High Ridge, Missouri, Jeremiah Swaller of Union, Missouri, Plumas Swaller and wife Christa of Union, Missouri, and Christopher Beckmann and wife Michelle of Union, Missouri; one daughter, Amanda Swaller and Travis Guzman; 12 grandchildren, Skylar, Jade, Shad, Baily, Ethan, Chase, Piper, Morgan, Cecilia, Annabelle, Jayden and Brantley; father, John S. Swaller of Cuba, Missouri; three sisters, Maryann Rarick of Florida, Linda Horton and husband Johnny Dale of Otto, Missouri, and Rita White and her husband Bob of Cuba, Missouri; two brothers, John Swaller and his wife Rose of Cuba, Missouri and Tim Swaller and his wife Danielle of Sullivan, Missouri; other relatives and friends.


Andrew N. Swank of Cuba, Missouri, formerly of Salem, Missouri, was born January 25, 1939 at Salisbury, Pennsylvania and passed away Monday, June 6, 2016 at the age of 77 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Swank; and daughter, Kathy Swank.
He is survived by his children, Nola Swank of Kansas City, Missouri, Donna Swank of Bourbon, Missouri and Andrew DeShurley; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one brother, Richard Swank of Salem, Missouri; two sisters, Lola Swank and Myrtle Adams, both of Salem, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Graveside services were held at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Salem, Missouri.

Donald Lawrence Swanson
Donald Lawrence Swanson of St. James, Missouri, formerly of Lake Saint Louis, Missouri, was born June 27, 1948 in St. Louis, Missouri to Marvin L. Swanson and Marilyn A. (Fordice) Swanson and passed away March 7, 2013 at the age of 64 years.
As a third generation brick mason, Don enjoyed a lifetime career as a bricklayer and mason contractor. His final venture was the ownership with his wife of Pheasant Acres RV Park in St. James, Missouri where he lived the semi-retirement life of campground host and fisherman as he appreciated the joys of new friendships and daily trout fishing.
Throughout his lifetime, Donald was known for the pleasure he found in helping others to experience and love the great outdoors through fishing, hunting, sport shooting, boating and water skiing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Marilyn Swanson and one step-daughter, Jill M. Gansman.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Huff Horlacher Swanson of St. James, Missouri; son, Aaron E. Swanson (Kelly) of O’Fallon, Missouri; sister, Charlotte A. Swanson of Florissant, Missouri; brother, David E. Swanson (Jenica) of Austin, Texas; step-children, David R. Horlacher (Patricia) of Costa Mesa, California and Paige E. Kelleher of Wentzville, Missouri; step-brothers, Rick Swanson (Kelly) and Jim Swanson; step-sister, Adella Swanson; grandchildren, Holly Pettis (Edward) of O’Fallon, Missouri, Caitlin Gansman of Foristell, Missouri, Kevin and Michael Swanson of Huntsville, Alabama, Zane, Beckett, Piper and Penn Kelleher of Wentzville, Missouri, Delbert Swanson (Carol) of DeSoto, Missouri; aunt, Dorthea Yates of Harrisonburg, Virginia; other relatives and friends.
Celebration of life will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the family home - Pheasant Acres RV Park in St. James, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.


Jewel “Junior” Sweeney
Jewel “Junior” Sweeney of Steelville, Missouri was born January 19, 1935 in St. Louis, Missouri to Jewell and Eunice (White) Sweeney and passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at his home at the age of 77 years.
In St. Louis, Missouri on July 9, 1966, he was united in marriage to Helen Lucille McConnell.
Junior served his country honorably in the U.S. Army. He worked at General Motors in St. Louis, Missouri for a few years and then as a custodian for 11 years in the Steelville Public School System and retired in the early 1990’s. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and cutting wood.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jewell Sweeney and Eunice Bailey; and two daughters, Theresa and Melonie Sweeney.
He is survived by his wife of almost 46 years, Helen of Steelville, Missouri; six sons, Billy Sweeney and Terry Sweeney, both of St. Louis, Missouri, Herb Sweeney of St. James, Missouri, Bobby Sweeney and wife Pat of De Soto, Missouri, and Dewayne Evans and Paul Sweeney and wife Faith, all of Steelville, Missouri; four daughters, Angie Lasmanis of St. James, Missouri, Theresa Sanders and husband Johnny, Julie Green and husband Bobby and Christina Hutson and husband Bobby, all of Steelville, Missouri; six sisters, Vurda Mae Cochran and Margaret Rulo of De Soto, Missouri, Mary Lee Bacon of Salem, Missouri, Lulu Bell Hansen and husband Paul of Rolla, Missouri and Pat Evans and husband Olin and Linda Harmon and husband Alvin of Festus, Missouri; several grandchildren; great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri. The Patriot Guard attended as the Honor Guard.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 6, 2012 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Beers officiating. Special music of “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes” and “Go Rest High” was played. Committal prayer and burial with full military honors from the U.S. Army and Patriot Guard were in the Fairview Cemetery at Butts, Missouri.
Casket bearers were Norman Cochran, Dewayne Evans, Johnny Sanders, Bobby Hutson, Paul Sweeney and Herb Sweeney.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.


Opal Claudine Swyers
Opal Claudine Swyers, nee Stites of Steelville, Missouri, was born September 11, 1916 to Walter J. and Maude Jane (Stroud) Stites in Lenox, Missouri and passed away Sunday, February 28, 2010 at Gibbs Care Center in Steelville, Missouri at the age of 93 years.
On December 24, 1931, she was united in marriage to Julius Warner Swyers.
Opal was a member of the Cherryville Baptist Church in Cherryville, Missouri. She enjoyed gardening and spent many hours canning the results of her labor. In her spare time she would fish, but what she enjoyed most was having Sunday dinner for her family. Many times her home was the gathering place for many children.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Maude Stites; her husband, Julius; one daughter, Betty Ruth Swyers; two brothers, Minford Stites, Winford Stites and wife Dovie, Lorraine Oxendine and husband James and Bernice Stites and one brother-in-law, Euin Swyers.
She is survived by her two sons, Julius Swyers Jr. and wife Carol of Salem, Missouri and Jerry Swyers and wife Donna of Warrenton, Missouri; two daughters, Anna Marie Jacobs and husband Bill of Tucson, Arizona and Mable Pyatt and husband Harry of Wentzville, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Ruth Swyers of Steelville, Missouri; 10 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, March 1, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Jerry Beers officiating.
Early in the service, in honor of his great grandmother, Jonathan Pyatt played a song that was written by him. Special music of “No More Night” was sung by Harry Pyatt. Many special memories from the family were read during the service.
Committal prayer and burial in the Cherryville Baptist Cemetery in Cherryville, Missouri.
Casket bearers were Kyle Pyatt, Kenton Pyatt, Kevin Pyatt, Greig Swyers, Michael Swyers and Mark Swyers. Honorary casket bearers were Keith Pyatt, Linda Pittner, Shanna Foley, Sheri Rosequist and Kenneth Jacobs.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.
 

 


 

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