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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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Debra Dianne Uehlin
Debra Dianne Uehlin of Amazonia, Missouri, was born on October 10, 1969 in Wichita, Kansas to David and Jean (Tracy) Tucker and passed away Saturday, October 1, 2011, at her home, at the age of 41 years.
She was a graduate of Seventh Day Adventist Sunnydale Academy in 1987.
Debra married Dwight Uehlin on December 3, 1995 in Sullivan, Missouri.
Debra was an office manager for St. Joseph Imaging Solutions. She had previously worked at Ladicom of St. Joseph and Paramount Apparel in Bourbon, Missouri.
She was a member of Three Angels Seventh Day Adventist Church of St. Joseph, Missouri. She enjoyed stamping and crafting.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Christena (Willis) Tracy, Ralph and Leila (Miller) Tucker.
She is survived by her husband, Dwight, of the home; parents, David and Jean Tucker; brother, Daniel (Christie) Tucker, all of Bourbon, Missouri; parents-in-law, Bud and Viola Uehlin of Amazonia, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Brenda (Mike) Aspey, Patty Uehlin, all of Amazonia, Missouri, Amy (Jamie) Demelt of Albany, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was after 2 p.m. on Monday, October 3, 2011 at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith Chapel.
Services were at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel in Savannah, Missouri.
Interment was in the Bennett Lane Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Heaton-Bowman-Smith Funeral Home in Savannah, Missouri.

Hazel Lorena Uthlaut
Hazel Lorena Uthlaut (nee Hauser) of Big Spring, Missouri was born in a log home on Monday, September 9, 1912 just east of Big Spring in Montgomery County to Frank C. and Clara A. (nee Anderson) Hauser and passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2010 at the Hermann Area District Hospital, Hermann, Missouri at the age of 97 years.
Lorena accepted Christ early in life and attended the Methodist Church at Hugo where she also attended school through the eight grade. She loved to sing and loved poetry. She was an avid quilter and still possesses her first quilt, an Improved Nine Patch, she made in the 1930’s. She made quilts for all her children and grandchildren and read over 500 books in recent years when she could no longer quilt.
On October 5, 1932, she was married to Ralph E. Uthlaut of Big Spring, Missouri, at the Methodist Parsonage in New Florence, Missouri. They became members of the St. James Evangelical Church at Big Spring also known as the Sandrock Church. They later became members of St. John’s United Church of Christ at High Hill.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank C. and Clara A Hauser; her husband, Ralph; brothers, Walter and Frank Jr. and sister, Vaurene Heldt.
She is survived by her four children, Ralph Jr. and wife Carol, Judith and husband Arthur Gerloff, Ronald and wife Patricia, all of Montgomery County; daughter, Dina Thomas and husband Robert of Cuba, Missouri; 14 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; one brother, Leo and wife Gladys; one sister, Thelma and husband Benjamin Kattelmann and one sister-in-law, Melba Hauser.
Visitation was held Tuesday, April 7, 2010 from 4-8 p.m. at Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home, Hermann, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at the Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 8, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Donald Deeker officiating.
The poem “A Psalm of Life” was read by grandson Mark Uthlaut. The hymns “In the Garden” and “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere” were sung by grandchildren Lynda Salings, Susan Barkley, Rachel Trevino and John Gerloff.
Interment in the St. James Cemetery at Big Spring.
Arrangements under the direction of the Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, Hermann, Missouri.

Joseph Carl Utterndorf
Joseph Carl Uttendorf of St. James, Missouri was born on July 22, 1919 in St. Louis, Missouri to Andrew and Sarah (Obert) Uttendorf and passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at the Missouri Veterans Home in St. James, Missouri at the age of 92 years, 3 months and 18 days.
Joseph served his country during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Sarah Uttendorf and one sister, Catherine McKinney.
He is survived by one son, James Roger Uttendorf and wife Diane of St. Charles, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Graveside services was conducted at the Missouri Veterans Home Cemetery in St. James, Missouri at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 11, 2011 with Father Steve Barber officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
 

Joseph Lonney Valley
Joseph “Sonny” Valley, of Sullivan, Missouri was born November 14, 1946 in Tiff, Missouri to Raymond and Cecelia Valley Johanning and passed away September 1, 2012 at his residence at the age of 65 years.
Joseph proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1964 to 1967 in active duty and from 1967 to 1970 in the Army Reserve. Sonny worked for many years at Hocker Oil Gas Plus in Owensville, Missouri.
He was preceded by his parents, Raymond and Cecelia Valley Johanning; sister, Nancy M. Johnson; niece, Nancy Johnson and nephew, Ronnie Johnson.
He is survived by a daughter, Beth Valley of Lynn, Missouri; two sons, Chris and wife Ladonna Valley of Sullivan, Missouri and Joe and wife Sherry Valley of Cherryville, Missouri; three sisters, Diane Sumpter of Sullivan, Missouri, Beverly and husband Andy Neilson of Bourbon, Missouri and Ruth Burleigh of Cuba, Missouri; three brothers, Ervin and wife Chris Johanning of Sullivan, Missouri, Mike and James Johanning of Du Qouin, Illinois; eight grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Monday, September 3, 2102 from 4-8 p.m. at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at the Eaton Funeral Home with the Rev Terry Knight officiating.
Burial was at the Bourbon Cemetery with full military honors.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.


Hallie Eva Vance
Hallie Eva Vance of Cuba, Missouri was born on Tuesday, October 31, 1922 at Steelville, Missouri to James Albert and Bertha May (nee Ray) Pinson and passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at Rolla, Missouri at the age of 87 years, 4 months and 23 days.
Hallie was united in marriage to Perry Vance in March of 1945 at Steelville, Missouri and to this union six children were born.
Hallie and Perry moved to Cuba in 1961 and soon after she joined the First Baptist Church of Cuba, Missouri. She enjoyed reading, making braided rugs, bird watching and collecting angels.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Bertha Pinson; husband, Perry Vance; son, Jack Vance; three brothers, Grant, Frank and Jewell Pinson; two sisters, Oma Lee Vance and Opal Nelson; two sons-in-law, Jim Cassidy and Chuck Cavin; two sisters-in-law, Betsey and Eileen Pinson and two brothers-in-law, Ray Vance and Robert Nelson; other relatives and friends.
She is survived by her children, Roger Vance of Texas, Tom Vance of Texas, Mary and husband Harry Carroll, Sandra Cassidy and Rhonda Vance, all of Cuba, Missouri; sister Eula Pinson of Bourbon, Missouri, 12 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Thursday, March 25, 2010 from noon until 2 p.m. at the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Mike Potter officiating. Special music was “When I Get to Where I’m Going,” “In the Garden” and “I’ll Fly Away.”
Interment followed at the Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
 

Raymond Donald Vance
Raymond Donald Vance of Steelville, Missouri was born Friday, July 14, 1933 at Steelville, Missouri to Jewell and Iona (nee Starks) Vance and passed away Thursday, July 1, 2010 at Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 76 years, 11 months and 18 days.
Ray proudly served in the United States Navy from September 1952 till September 1958.
Ray was married to Joyce A. Dollman on November 21, 1975 at Union, Illinois and to this union one daughter was born.
Ray retired from Union Special in Illinois after 21 years of dedicated service. He also had worked for Arnold Engineering in Marengo, Illinois before retiring to Steelville. Ray or known by some as “Donnie” owned Ray’s Sharpening Service in Steelville for the last eight years and he was a member of Rivers of Life Fellowship Church for the last 10 years. In his spare time he enjoyed raising vegetables and flowers, fishing and spending time with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jewell and Iona Vance; sister, Ilene Pasternacki; other relatives and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce A. Vance of the home; children, Jeffrey and Dennis Vance, both of Illinois and Timothy Vance of Wisconsin, Penny Lynn Loefel of Poplar Grove, Illinois, Jenny Lou Vance of Texas and Jill and husband Andy Slown of Freeport, Illinois; grandchildren; brothers, Edgar Vance of Ten Mile, Tennessee and Melvin Vance of Poplar Grove, Illinois; brother-in-law, Frank Pasternacki of Steelville, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Monday, July 5, 2010 from 4-8 p.m. at the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba.
Funeral service was held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at the Rivers of Life Fellowship Church, Steelville, Missouri with Pastor Henry Copling officiating. Special music was “The Great Speckled Bird” and “Life is like a Mt. Railroad.”
Casket bearers were Bill Coffman, Lester Vance, Frank Pasternacki, Randy Ransom, Steve Neumann and Tom Lott.
Interment and prayers followed at the Liberty Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

Bessie “Juanita” Vaughn
Bessie “Juanita” Vaughn of Owensville, Missouri, formerly of Cuba, Missouri, was born November 17, 1918 in Leasburg, Missouri to Sample Austin and Bessie Mae (Halfaker) Orr and passed away Thursday, August 19, 2010 in Owensville, Missouri at the age of 91 years.
Juanita was united in marriage to Wiley V. Vaughn on June 16, 1937 in St. Louis, Missouri and to this union two daughters were born.
Juanita retired from Big Three Motors in Warrenton, Missouri as a Bookkeeper. She was a parishioner of Holy Cross Catholic Church and later Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She was a former member of the O.E.S. Chapters in Warrenton and Cuba. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, serving others, pinochle and was awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Cuba Senior Center.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sample and Bessie Mae Orr; her husband, Wiley; two brothers, Sam and Jewel Orr; other relatives and friends.
She is survived by two daughters, Roxana and husband Dean Brueseke of Sullivan, Missouri and Darlene and husband Herman Smith of Orangeburg, South Carolina; four grandchildren, Erin and husband Cody Sassmann of Owensville, Missouri, Michael and wife Megan Brueseke of O’Fallon, Missouri, Beth Draco of Hickman, Tennessee and James Smith of Orangeburg, South Carolina; six great grandchildren, Tucker, Boden, Claire, Alexandria, Zan and Tori; friend and companion of 25 years, Bernard J. McGuire of Owensville, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was held on Friday, August 20, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Gasconade Manor 1920 Nursing Home Rd. Owensville, Missouri with Chaplain Joey Peyton, officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.


Ruth Ann Vavra
Ruth Ann Vavra of south rural Steelville, Missouri, was born July 27, 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri to Walter and Beulah (Beyerstedt) Dahlheimer and passed away Friday, June 18, 2010 at her home at the age of 70 years.
In 1958, she was united in marriage to Joseph S. Vavra who preceded her in death on May 17, 1988.
Ruth Ann was of the Catholic faith. She loved the outdoors, watching NASCAR and St. Louis Cardinals baseball.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Beulah Dahlheimer and her husband, Joseph.
She is survived by her son, Joe Vavra and wife Charlotte of Steelville, Missouri; one grandson, Joey Vavra of Steelville, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, June 20, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 21, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home with Father James Finder officiating.
Casket bearers were Michael Robertson, Delbert Callahan, Jerry Setzer and Dan Halbert.
Committal prayer and burial in the Meramec Hills Cemetery in Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.

Terry Louis Vickers
Terry Louis Vickers was born on November 18, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away from illness at his home in Sullivan, Missouri on Tuesday, January 8, 2013.
Terry loved spending time with family, following his favorite sports’ teams, the Mizzou Tigers and the St. Louis Cards, Rams and Blues. He enjoyed barbecuing, entertaining guests, telling jokes (even bad ones) and playing golf.
On September 22, 1988, he was united in marriage to Linda Reinkemeyer at Las Vegas, Nevada.
He was a past director and member of the Sullivan Country Club, Knights of Columbus and member of Saint Anthony’s Parish of Sullivan, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Betty Vickers of Steelville, Missouri.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Linda; five daughters, Teri Rimiller and husband Eric of Kansas City, Missouri, Elizabeth Grant of Ballwin, Missouri, Sarah Vickers of Rolla, Missouri, Tara Durr and husband Boyce of Christiansburg, Virginia, and Jessica Caviness of El Cajon, California; four grand-children, Amari, Grant, Zachary and Cedric; step-dad, Bob Mohesky of Steelville, Missouri; brother, Alan Vickers and wife Jeannie of Sullivan, Missouri; sisters, Sue Dwyer and husband Dennis of Rio Rancho, New Mexico and Sharon Simpson and husband Bob of North Richland Hills, Texas; aunt, Edith Love of Steelville, Missouri; many nephews, nieces, other family and friends.
In celebration of Terry’s life, a prayer service was held at the Sullivan Country Club on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. followed by an open gathering from 3-6 p.m. at the Sullivan Country Club.
Cremation services were under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.
 

Lori Anne Viehman
Lori Anne Viehman was born Saturday, November 19, 1966 at Rolla, Mo., a daughter of Robert L. "Bob" Gatrell and Sarah Jeanne Gatrell (nee Gray). She entered eternal rest Thursday, December 5, 2002, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis at the age of 36 years and 16 days. She had been admitted to the hospital on November 6, 2002, for treatment of leukemia. Mrs. Viehman lived most of her life in Steelville, Mo., and was a 1985 graduate of Steelville High School. She earned an associate's degree in Applied Science from Crowder College in Neosho, Mo., in 1995. She was married to Robert "Rob" Viehman in Steelville on August 30, 1986 and to this union two daughters Endi and Justess and one son Shay were born. Mrs. Viehman and her family lived in Neosho and Branson, Mo., from 1991 to 1996 before returning to Steelville, where she worked for the Steelville Star-Crawford Mirror as advertising manager until October 1, when she and her husband purchased the newspaper, along with the Cuba Free Press. At her request, Mrs. Viehman's body was donated for scientific research to Mid-America Transplant in St. Louis. Her remains will later be cremated and interred at Keyesville Cemetery. Among those who remain to mourn her passing are her devoted husband Rob Viehman, their two daughters, Endi and Justess and one son, Shay all of the home; her parents, Bob and Jeanne Gatrell; one sister, Bobbi Jean Johnson; father-in-law and mother-in-law Bud and Ava Viehman; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kelly and Jim Hughes, all of Steelville; great aunts, great uncles, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 8, 2002 at the Steelville Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dale Starr officiating. Music was provided by Deloris Bell. Arrangements were under the Britton Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri. Memorials may be made for Hoppe Spring Park playground equipment, Education Fund for the children or Presbyterian Church, in care of Cuba Free Press, PO Box 568, Cuba, MO 65453 or Steelville Star, PO Box BG, Steelville, MO 65565.

Donald C. Vodden
Master Sergeant Retired Donald C. Vodden 93, the last living Charter Member of the Jackpine Gypsies Motorcycle Club in Sturgis, South Dakota was born July 17, 1918 to Myrtle and George Vodden in Sturgis, South Dakota and passed away January 21, 2012 at the Missouri Veteran’s Home in St. James, Missouri.
Don worked as a young child delivering the Denver Post and doing odd jobs to help support his family of nine. Later he cut ice for Hoel Ice Service. In the mid 1930’s Don raced motorcycles, racing in the first “Rally” in Sturgis, in 1938. Don was also a professional prizefighter, winning the South Dakota middle weight championship in the early 1940’s.
Don joined the Army Air Corps before WWII, later choosing the Army. Don fought during WWII, in the Pacific front and served in the Korean War. He retired at Ft. Hood, Texas in 1962.
Don married fellow motorcycle enthusiast Joan Cruickshank in 1943. While moving many times, choosing to settle in Harker Heights, Texas upon retirement. Don and Joan built and managed Don’s Rentals for years.
Don married Martha Nell Lewis in 1978. They loved to travel in their motorhome and continued running Don’s Rentals.
Don was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Sturgis, South Dakota in 2003, something he was very proud of. Don only missed five Rallies in his lifetime, three while stationed in Germany. Don last attended the Rally in 2010 at the age of 92!
Don was a lifetime member of the DAV, VFW, American Legion, the Over The Hill Gang Motorcycle Club, the White Plate Flat Trackers Association; Jackpine Gypsies Motorcycle Club and was a Master Mason.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Myrtle Vodden; brothers, George, Duane and Wallace; sister, Lucille and Juanita and his first wife, Joan Cruickshank Carlson.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Vodden of Eldon, Missouri; daughters, Janet Rother and husband Kenneth of San Antonio, Texas and Donna Eliott and husband Larry of Bigfoot, Texas; grandson, John Brennon Duncan and fiancée Kimberly Rose of San Antonio, Texas; and great granddaughter, Brynn Avery Duncan of Giddings, Texas; sister: Marion Mellow of Pismo Beach, California; step children, Wanda and Kenneth Clark of Jarrell, Texas, Robert and Loretta Lewis of Harker Heights, Texas and Cathy and George Golden of Eldon, Missouri; several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Following cremation Don will be buried in the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, South Dakota in the summer of 2012.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.


Evelyn Anna Vogt
Evelyn Anna Vogt, formerly of Vichy, Missouri was born on March 21, 1920 in Herculaneum, Missouri to Clifford Earl and Ocal L. (Smith) Potter and passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2010 at the Landcaster Manor in Lincoln, Nebraska at the age of 89 years, 9 months and 12 days.
She was united in marriage to Norman P. Vogt on August 10, 1939 at Lakeside Park Union Church in St. Louis County. To this union two children were born.
Evelyn worked as a nursing home aide for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Ocal L. Potter; husband, Norman P. Vogt; two sons, Norman D. Vogt and Roy Vogt and one grandson, Jonathan.
She is survived by daughter-in-law, Pam Vogt of Lincoln, Nebraska; sister, Dorothy Mathison of Quincy, Illinois; two grandchildren, Pam and Sarah.
Visitation Thursday, January 7, 2010 from 9-10 a.m. at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 10 a.m. at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in St. James, Missouri with Karen Alden officiating. Connie Rhea at the organ with Lori Garver, vocalist, singing “Amazing Grace” and “In the Garden.”
Burial in the family plot in the Walker Cemetery in Vichy, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Charlotte Marie Volkmann
Charlotte Marie Volkmann of Sullivan, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at the age of 74 years.
Charlotte grew up in Overland, Missouri where she attended Home Heights Elementary School in St. John, Missouri and Ritenour High School in St. Ann, Missouri. She graduated from Ritenour in 1956 and entered the labor force soon after. She was a dedicated employee of PACCO Manufacturing in Sullivan, Missouri and Pacer Industries in Washington, Missouri.
She spent countless hours tending her yard and nurturing her many flowerbeds. She also had a passion for traveling around the country and abroad. She enjoyed visiting Hawaii, and touring the countries of France, Egypt and Israel. She enjoyed experiencing the culture and customs of other people.
In later years, Charlotte dedicated her life to caring for others. She provided in-home care to several elderly adults who need basic health care, but also needed the comfort of home. Charlotte enjoyed her time spent with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, C. John and Ruth Volkmann.
She is survived by her brother, Mark J. Volkmann and wife Carol of Sullivan, Missouri; four nephews, Matthew and wife Paula of New Franklin, Missouri, Mark Scott and wife Michelle of Bourbon, Missouri, John of Falls City, Oregon, Jason and wife Lisa of Sullivan, Missouri; one niece, Malinda Thompson and husband Joel of Beaufort, Missouri, 11 great nieces and nephews, Derek, Zane, Grace and Morgan Volkmann; Jordan, Lane and Lacie Volkmann; Hailey Volkmann; Ella, Garrett and Meghan Thompson; other relatives and friends.
Memorial services were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 27, 2012 from the Sullivan Christian Church in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Brady O’Dell officiating.
Private family inurnment was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Sullivan, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Johnny Austin Volner
Johnny was united in marriage to Pamela Casarotto on December 15, 1978 in Cuba and to this union two children were born.
Johnny was an over-the-road truck driver for many years and for the last 15 years has been the owner/operator of Volner Trucking. He drove many miles and many hours to support his family but he always enjoyed the hours that he got to spend at home with them.
In his few spare minutes he enjoyed hunting, fishing and building model airplanes, but after the grandchildren arrived all he wanted to do was spend his time with them and his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Austin and Daisy Volner; one sister, Lois Jean Ottermann; and mother-in-law, Sharon Casarotto. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Pamela Volner of the home; two children, Amanda Crow and Christopher Volner, both of Cuba, Missouri; four grandchildren, Hailee, Dylan, Paige and Macie; two brothers, Roger and wife Jackie Volner of Cuba, Missouri and Donald and wife Diane Volner of Sullivan, Missouri; two sisters, Betty and husband Darrell Harvey of Elmo, Missouri and Debra Williams of Washington, Missouri; brother-in-law, Herbert Ottermann; sisters-in-law, Pat and husband Ronnie Woodruff and Linda and husband Ken Fowler; father-in-law, John Casarotto, all of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 28, 2013 at the Mizell Funeral Home with Brother Roger Taber officiating. Special music was “When I Get to Where I’m Going” and “Go Rest High on That Mountain.”
Interment and prayers followed at the Meramec Hills Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

Adlene Marie Voss of Cuba, Missouri was born February 7, 1932, in Altenburg, Missouri to Herbert and Elenora (Perr) Mueller and passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at the age of 83 years.
Adlene married Henry Leo Voss Jr.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry in 1983; one daughter, Constance (Connie) Voss; and one brother, Marvin (Buddy) Mueller.
She is survived by two daughters, Susan Hinck and husband Steve of Springfield, Missouri and Nancy Schmidt and husband Gale of Sullivan, Missouri; five grandchildren, Bethany Ray and husband John, Amy Ruzich and husband Richard, Daniel Hinck, Sarah Bryan and husband Jeremy and Kathryn Snodgrass and husband Nathan; nine great grandchildren; one brother, Timothy Mueller and wife Colleen of Altenburg, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Carol Robertson and husband Vernon of Bourbon, Missouri; other relatives and friendds.


Rita Emma Voss
Rita Emma Voss of Owensville, Missouri, was born in Americus, Missouri on February 15, 1921 to William and Sophie (Schroeder) Koenig and passed away Thursday, August 12, 2010 at the Gasconade Terrace in Owensville, Missouri at the age of 89 years, 5 months and 28 days.
On May 11, 1946 in Starkenburg she was united in marriage to Elmer Albert Voss.
She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Owensville, Missouri, where she was a member and had served as president of Our Lady’s Sodality, a member of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, the 4th Degree Ladies Auxiliary, and of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer; son, David Voss; brothers, Vincent, Quentin, Joe, Valarian and Edward; and sisters, Barbara, Loretta, Bernadine and Gertrude.
She is survived by her sons, Joe Voss and wife Rhoda of Owensville, Missouri and Clement Voss and wife Stephanie of Pacific, Missouri; daughter, Gloria Jackson and husband William of Ft. Worth, Texas; daughter-in-law, Kay Voss of Cuba, Missouri; sister, Sophie “Chick” Ruethers and husband Urban of Dutzow, Missouri; grandchildren, Laurie Correll, Brian Jackson, Brad Voss, Wendy Randall, Jacob Voss, Amy Aubuchon, Julie Voss and Austin Voss; 10 great grandchildren; other family and friends.
Visitation was held on Sunday, August 15, 2010 from 1-5 p.m. with the prayer service at 4:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, August 16, 2010 at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Owensville, Missouri with Father Jeremy Secrist officiating.
Burial followed in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville, Missouri.

Eugene A. “Gene” Wagner
Eugene A. “Gene” Wagner of St. James, Missouri was born in Lonedell, Missouri on November 2, 1935 to Earnest and Nora Belle (Evins) Wagner and passed away March 14, 2012 at the age of 76 years.
Gene was united in marriage to Geraldine Parks on August 29, 1953 and to this union five daughters were born.
He enjoyed playing cards, attending auctions, and old tractors; the greatest joy in his life came from his daughters and spending time with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by parents, Earnest and Nora Wagner; his wife Geraldine on July 5, 2001; brother, Leroy Wagner; sister, Sharon Wagner; sons-in-law, Kenneth Butts and Robert Stamm; brothers-in-law, Gayle Reed and James Dickinson.
He is survived by his wife, Delores; daughters, Vicky Edwards and husband Bill of Jefferson City, Missouri, Jeanne Wagner of St. James, Missouri, Kim Wagner and friend Dale of St. James, Missouri, Catherine Stamm of St. James, Missouri, Paula Bouse and husband Mike of St. James, Missouri; brothers, Melvin Wagner and wife Kay of Lonedell, Missouri, Walter Wagner and wife Earline of Lonedell, Missouri, Forrest Wagner and wife Sandy of Cabot, Arkansas; sisters, Helen Reed of Lonedell, Missouri, Shirley Dickinson of Lonedell, Missouri; 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 5-7 p.m.
Funeral services were Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 3 p.m. with Chauncey Clay officiating.
Interment was in the St. James Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary.

 

Richard Eugene Wagoner of St. James, Missouri was born on April 15, 1949 in Waynesville, Missouri to Andrew Eugene and Mary Etta Zumwalt Wagoner and   passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the age of 67 years, 4 months and 30 days.
He married Barbara Jean Smith on October 19, 1968 at Vichy, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Mary Wagoner; one son-in-law, Jesse Embrey III; and one grandson, Micah.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara of the home; four daughters, Jacqueline Dawn Arnold and husband David of Eldon, Missouri, Lori Nicole Sarnowski and husband Troy of Gasconade, Missouri, Alicia Rene Embrey of St. James, Missouri and Kimberly Wagoner of Rolla, Missouri; one brother, George Edward Wagoner of Rolla, Missouri; one sister, Phyllis Kay Rosalies of Thornton, Colorado; 14 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.


 

Helen Maxine Waldron
Helen Maxine Waldron of St. James, Missouri was born in St. Louis, Missouri on November 14, 1924 to Hersel and Elsie (Hayes) Bullock and passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2009, at the Golden Living Center in St. James at the age of 84.
On October 24, 1941 she married Harold Waldron who preceded her in death on April 19, 1999.
Helen was a member of the Broadway Baptist Church in St. James where she devoted much of her time for nearly 60 years.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Donald Underwood of Rolla, Missouri; two brothers, Jim Bullock of Hemphill, Texas and Bill Bullock and wife Helen of Ballwin, Missouri; three sisters, Martha Mae Garner and husband Kermit of St. James, Missouri, Betty Dickens and husband Walter of Dixon, Missouri and Barbara King and husband Donnie of Rolla, Missouri; two grandchildren, Kimberly Lackey and husband Carl of St. James, Missouri and Brian Curtis of High Gate, Missouri; three great grandchildren, Kolt Lackey, Amber Royal, and Brittany Curtis; two great great grandchildren, Johnathon Lackey and Chloe Walters; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, October 17, 2009 at the Null & Son Funeral Home, Rolla, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 18, 2009 at the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri with Revs. Terry Knight and Dan Bauder officiating.
Interment followed the service in the Macedonia Cemetery in rural Rolla, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.

Gerald “Jerry” E. Walker
Gerald “Jerry” E. Walker of Osage Beach, Missouri, formerly of Steelville, Missouri and Cuba, Missouri, was born in Butts, Missouri on Tuesday, April 14, 1936 to Alvin Russell and Edna I. Williams Walker and passed away on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at Harry S Truman Veterans’ Memorial Hospital in Columbia, Missouri at the age of 75 years, 10 months and 15 days.
Jerry accepted the Lord early in his life. He served his country honorably in the United States Navy for four years. He then graduated from Southwest MO State University with a B.A. in Administration.
He married Glenda Barksdale on August 24, 1958 in Steelville, Missouri and to this union one daughter was born.
He was a Pharmaceutical sales rep in St. Louis, Missouri for a few years then moved to Cuba, Missouri living at Indian Hills. In Cuba he was a real estate broker where he operated and owned Century 21 Walker Realty. He also, raised cattle and hay north of Cuba.
He married Sonja Osborn in 1985 and to this union two children were born.
After retiring from real estate sales, he managed the Timberline Golf Course in Eldridge, Missouri and was an avid golfer. He also, enjoyed hunting, fishing and all sports.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Edna Walker and brother, Russell Walker.
He is survived by his children, Julie Walker of Bay, Arkansas, Cole Walker of Osage Beach, Missouri, Jasmine (Ben) Scott of Montreal, Missouri, Tosh (Travis) Stamper of Linn Creek, Missouri, Starla (Billy) Buechter of Iberia, Missouriu and Rozlayn (Justin) Snyder of Albuquerque, New Mexico; wife, Sonja Osborn Walker of Osage Beach, Missouri; sisters, Sue (Wayne) Richards and Betty (Bill) Waller, all of Steelville, MO; grandchildren, Jordan (Amy) Tomlinson, Jakki Tomlinson, Olivia Scott, Austin, Garrett, Wyatt, and Collin Stampers, Zach, Pascal, and Isabelle Buechter, Dempsey and Creedance Snyder; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Monday, March 5, 2012 from 10 a.m.-noon and funeral service at noon at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Pastor Tim Jennings officiating.
Burial was at the Steelville Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri with full military honors.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.


Ruth Delores Walker
Ruth D. Walker (nee Satterfield) of Saint James, Missouri, was born November 5, 1934 in Washington, Missouri to Russell Satterfield and wife Zella (nee Cowan) and passed away Thursday, July, 15, 2010 at the age of 75 years.
Ruth graduated from Washington High School. They then moved to Flora, Illinois, where she met the love her life, Donald Walker.
She married Don Walker April 4, 1953 and was his wife for 57 years.
One of her greatest accomplishments was going back to college to get a degree in Mortuary Science at the age of 55. She was employed prior to graduation by Beidelman Kunsh Funeral Home in Naperville, Illinois where she served area families for 14 years.
Ruth became respected in the area of family grief counseling and working with funeral arrangements, culminating in her becoming the first woman president of the Dupage County Funeral Directors Association in Illinois. She was featured in the Naperville Sun as representative of women on the rise in her profession.
Ruth and her husband Don rode the corporate trail that took them to six different cities as their careers progressed, with the Naperville stint being the longest at 16 years. During their period in the Washington, D.C. area, Ruth became the Eastern Credit Manager for the 3M Business Products group headquartered in Georgetown.
While in her senior year at Washington High School, Ruth became the 1951 Town and Country Queen, in what is now the third largest fair in Missouri.
Since retiring to Saint James she has been a member of the Beautify Saint James Committee, Garden Club, Homemakers Club, Chamber of Commerce, and the LL chapter of P.E.O., State of Missouri. In earlier years, she was a very active tennis enthusiast and has always been great lover of bridge. She has belonged to two bridge clubs in Saint James.
Ruth was always able to create a home for her family wherever they went. Friends always filled her home and remained friends throughout her life.
She had a unique and amazing ability to recall all of the many cousins and distant relatives of the family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Zella Satterfield; mother-in-law, Beulah Greenwood and father-in-law, Tom Greenwod of Flora, Illinois.
She is survived by her husband, Donald; son, Michael (wife Marlis) of Albuquerque, New Mexico; daughter, Janet Hirsch (husband Frank) of Rockford, Illinois; brothers, Ira Satterfield (wife Bonnie), Norman, both of St. James, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Ruth has lived her life with the firmness of resolve in everything she set out to achieve but also with compassion for others and a great sense of fairness.
Cremation arrangements were by Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.
A memorial/celebration will be held on July 31, 2010 at Matt’s Restaurant in Rolla, Missouri with visitation with the family at 2 p.m. and the service starting at 3 p.m.

Lindell Glenwood Wallen
Lindell Glenwood Wallen of Steelville, Missouri was born April 25, 1929 in Ishmael, Missouri to Floyd Amos and Mary Brakefield Wallen and passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at the age of 83 years, 10 months and 10 days.
On October 27, 1951 in Potosi, Missouri, he married Vivian Taylor and to this union six children were born.
Lindell served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1951 to 1953. He worked for over 19 years in St. Louis, Missouri at the Chevrolet Plant and later retired in July of 1986 from the St. Joe Lead Company. He was a 50-year member of the American Legion in Davisville, Missouri.
Lindell liked to fish, hunt, golf or play baseball during his younger days. He also was a bowler and won many trophies for bowling, golfing, playing horseshoes and baseball.
Recently he became a Christian and was quoted as saying, “I’m ready to leave this world and say Amen.”
He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Mary Wallen; and two brothers-in-law, Frank Franklin and Roy Lynn Young.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Vivian Wallen of Steelville, Missouri; five sons, James Floyd Wallen and wife Mary Jane of Viburnum, Missouri, Gregory Leon Wallen and wife Kelly of St. Charles, Missouri, Stanley Dwayne Wallen and wife Stacy of Steelville, Missouri, Roger Dean Wallen of Hillsboro, Missouri and Steven Glenwood Wallen and wife Mary Jean of Bloomsdale, Missouri; one daughter, Linda Diane West and husband Jim of Arkansas; two brothers, George Wallen and wife Roberta of Hillsboro, Missouri and Alvis Wallen and wife Connie of Meta, Missouri; two sisters, Bonnie Franklin of Illinois and Bea Young of Farmington, Missouri; nine grandchildren, Betty Vi Wyatt, Amanda Caldron, Stephaine Caldron, Jamie Wallen, Stanette Wallen, Kyle Wallen, Cody Wallen, Jame Floyd Jr. and Stanton Wallen; six step-grandchildren, Autume, Wendy, Jeanie, Jasmine, Tyler and Rose; eight great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2013 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev Perry Lewis officiating. Special music of “I Will Rise” was sung by Cindy Kampeter and other music of “What A Day” and “Old Rugged Cross” was played. Memories were shared by a brother, George Wallen.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Shoal Creek Cemetery with full military honors given by the U.S. Army.
Casket bearers were Ray Matheny, Bob Brown, Kyle Wallen, Junior Wallen, Cody Wallen, Henry Martin and Terry Martin.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.
 

Edward C. Wallis
Edward C. Wallis of Bourbon, Missouri was born at Steelville, Missouri on September 19, 1935 to Edward C. and Virginia (Mullen) Wallis and passed away at Missouri Baptist Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at the age of 76 years, 4 months and 19 days.
Ed, as he was known by his family and friends, was raised in the Leasburg area and graduated from Bourbon High School in 1954. He honorably served his country during the Korean War with the U.S. Army.
On September 14, 1957 Ed married Marilyn S. Merkel in the Concordia Lutheran Church at Bourbon, Missouri and to this marriage four children were born.
Ed was first employed by Fred Weber Construction in their Asphalt Division.
He later came to Bourbon, Missouri and purchased the Bourbon Roller Mill where he was self-employed until his retirement. Ed also owned and operated Feed and Farm stores in Steelville and St. James, Missouri.
He was a former Director of the Bank of Bourbon and was currently a Director at the Bank of Sullivan. He was past president of the Crawford County Cattleman’s Association, member of the Farm Bureau, IPLA Board, was a past Crawford County Commissioner, served on the Bourbon School Board, and was currently on the Board of the Crawford County Senior Citizens.
His passion was raising cattle and farming. Ed was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church and had served as Elder and Trustee.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Virginia Wallis; a brother, Bill Wallis; a sister, Viola Wallis and brothers-in-law, Jim Wilcox and Marvin Dorson.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn of the family home; two sons, Marc Wallis and wife Barbara of Sunset Hills, Missouri and Randy Wallis and wife Jennell of Bourbon, Missouri; two daughters, Reta Wallis and life partner Tom O’Rourke of Town and Country, Missouri and Christa Jones and husband Todd of Sullivan, Missouri; one brother, Robert Wallis and wife Pat of St. Charles, Missouri; two sisters, Shirley Wilcox of Sullivan and Jean Keck of Rolla, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Lynn Wallis of Cuba, Missouri; and Janice Dorson of Sullivan; five grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church on Saturday, February 11, 2012.
Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2012 from Concordia Lutheran Church in Bourbon with Pastor Patrick Runk officiating.
Interment was in the Bourbon Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.


William “Bill” Gary Wallis
William “Bill” Gary Wallis was born on October 20, 1947 in St. Louis, Missouri to Andrew “Andy” and Gladys (Lea) Wallis and passed away Thursday, April 29, 2010 in the Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston, Missouri at the age of 62 years, 6 months and 9 days.
Bill grew up and attended school in Steelville, Missouri and graduated from Steelville High School in 1965. He served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1971.
He was united in marriage to Susan Walker on June 29, 1992 in Clearwater, Florida. They made their home east of Mountain Grove, Missouri for the past five years.
He was employed in the telephone industry for over 40 years. He enjoyed being outdoors hunting, fishing and especially turkey hunting.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Gladys Wallis; two brothers, Jerry Wallis and Kenny Joe Wallis; sister-in-law, Peggy Wallils and a nephew, Nathan Hedrick.
He is survived by his wife, Susan of the home; three sons, Jason Wallis and wife Reneé of Marshfield, Missouri, Joshua Wallis of Memphis, Tennessee and Scott Breeden and wife Tiffany of Licking, Missouri; two daughters, Dana Wallis and Jerome Miller of Obion, Tennessee and Whitney Breeden of Mountain Grove; two brothers, Jim Wallis and wife Fern of Steelville, Missouri and Tom Wallis and wife Paulette of Sullivan, Missouri; one sister, Janet Hedrick and husband Don of Steelville, Missouri; sister-in-law, Dianne Wallis of Malden, Missouri; six grandchildren, Austin Farmer, Dylan Farmer, Luke Wallis, Olivia Wallis, Emalee Breeden and Ava Breeden; other relatives and friends.

Alfred Coleman Ward
Alfred Coleman Ward of Steelville, Missouri was born April 8, 1928 in Campbell, Missouri to Thomas Coleman and Pearl Dickens Ward and passed away Thursday, August 16, 2012 at the Harry S. Truman Veteran’s Hospital in Columbia, Missouri at the age 84 years.
On October 30, 1953 in Overland, Missouri he was united in marriage to Betty Jean Partin.
Alfred served in the U.S. Army honorably from 1948 to 1952 during the Korean Conflict and received four bronze stars. He worked as a mechanic for most all of his life. He was an avid fisherman and loved to fish at Maramec Spring whenever he had a chance. He enjoyed hunting squirrels and deer and running his foxhounds and could be found at Haney’s fox pen during those times.
Alfred loved to talk and visit with people and he seemed to never meet a stranger.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Pearl Ward; his wife, Betty, in 2010; two brothers, Edward Ward and Adolph Ward and wife Sylvia; and sister-in-law, Dean Ward.
He is survived by his two sons, Alan Ward and wife Melody of St. James, Missouri and Larry Ward and wife Tracy of Robertsville, Missouri; two brothers, Daulle Ward and wife Rosie of Campbell, Missouri and John Troy Ward of Catawissa, Missouri; one sister, Rena Mae Mincemeyer and husband Leroy of Union, Missouri; six grandchildren, Miranda Ward, Kerissa Ward, Shantel Ward, Eric Ward, Dawn Wilken and husband Adam and Matthew Ward; five great grandchildren, Gavin, Sidnie, Alisha, Jordan and Kameron; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Sunday, August 19, 2012 from noon until service time at 2 p.m. at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Jerry Beers officiating. Special music of “Rocky Top Tennessee” and “Go Rest High” was played.
Committal prayer, burial and full military honors with the U.S. Army and Patriot Guard were at the Liberty Cemetery in Steelville, Missouri.
Casket bearers were Larry Ward, Alan Ward, Matt Ward, Eric Ward, Miranda Ward and Dawn Wilken.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
 

Helen Marie Ware-Stevens
Helen Marie Ware-Stevens of Cuba, Missouri was born to Phillip and Grace (Woodruff) Hopwood on July 13, 1920 in Argo, Missouri and passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at Cuba, Missouri at the age of 91 years.
Helen retired from the Cuba Shoe Factory after 32 years of dedicated service. She was one of the founding members of Delhi Baptist Church and enjoyed playing and singing music there. Her other interest included gardening, canning, yard work, sewing and cooking.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Phillip and Grace Hopwood; first husband, Virgil S. Ware; infant brother, Raymond Hopwood.
She is survived by her husband, John Stevens of Cuba, Missouri; daughters, Sandra and husband Elbert Kitchen of Sullivan, Missouri, Vicki and husband Ron Licklider of Washington, Missouri; six grandchildren, Keith Kitchen of Bend, Oregon, Burke Kitchen of Lawrence, Kansas, Jeff and wife Renee Shetley of Washington, Missouri, Tandle and husband Matt Gadberry of Sikeston, Missouri, Jodi and husband Mark Birkmann of Washington, Missouri, Kathy and husband Stephen Schock of Glendale, Missouri; nephews and nieces, Eugene Schwidde of Florida, Charles Schwidde of North Carolina, Dorothy Nichols of Cuba, Missouri, Judy Quitshaw of O’Fallon, Missouri; 15 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Friday, March 2, 2012 from 4-8 p.m. at Mizell Funeral Home and also on Saturday, March 3, 2012 10:30 a.m. until time of funeral service 11:30 a.m. at Delhi Baptist Church 3170 Hwy. UU Cuba, Missouri.
Interment followed at the Delhi Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
 

Robert Bob Ware
Robert Bob Ware of Bourbon, Missouri was born on December 13, 1948 in rural
Benton, Missouri in Crawford County to Estel Raymond and Rosella Marie (Chapman)
Ware and passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at the age of 62 years, 9
months and 4 days.
His parents owned and operated the Circle N Malt Shop in Bourbon and Bob first
started working there in 1961. He was a graduate of Bourbon High School and
later honorably served his country during the Vietnam War attaining the rank of
SP5. Bob returned to Bourbon where he worked with his parents until 1973 when he
purchased Circle N from them. Bob dedicated his life to the restaurant; however
he did enjoy the outdoors and spending time on the river, boating and fishing.
He also found pleasure in building and fixing things and was an avid Cardinals
baseball fan.
He is survived by two sons, Joshua Ware of Bloomington, Illinois and Justin Ware
of Hazelwood, Missouri; two brothers, Leonard and Lawrence Ware, both of
Bourbon, Missouri; three sisters, Bernice Quinton of the state of Arkansas,
Kathy Rigas of the state of Florida and Elaine Steuernagel of Bourbon, Missouri;
three granddaughters; Frederica Schultz-Ware, Lila Shultz-Ware and Kiara Ware;
other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday evening, September 21, 2011, at
the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday, September 22, 2011 from
the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri. with interment in the Delhi
Cemetery with full military honors.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan,
Missouri.

Kenneth C. Waring
Kenneth C. Waring of Kansas City, Missouri passed away May 4, 2010 at the age of 66 years.
Ken retired as a pilot from TWA in 1987, after 21 years of service with the airline. He was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church. Ken also retired from the Air National Guard in 1984. He served 15 years in St. Louis, Mo. with the 131st Fighter Wing and then transferred to Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma for another 5 years with the 110th Fighter Squadron. He was a life member of the Air Force Association, the Reserve Officers Association, and The Order of Daedelians, a military pilots fraternity.
He was a member of the American Legion and life member of the National Rifle Association. Ken had a feature story published in a Polish magazine regarding military flying episodes and several on-line publications. He enjoyed model airplanes, guns, reading, and photography.
He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Francis Waring; his mother, Ruth Hoehle Waring and a daughter, Courtney Waring. He is survived by his wife, Judy Lanpher-Waring of the home; a daughter, Laura (Bryan) Siddall of Overland Park, Kansas; a step-daughter, Gretchen Feitz of Wyatt, Indiana; sisters, Ruth Ann (Everett) Garver and Dorothy (Wayne) Tessaro, both of St. James, Missouri; a grandson, Zachary Siddall; step-grandchildren: Jesse Anne, Anna Ruth, Johanna, and Dietrich Feitz; uncle, Louis Hoehle, Jr. of Alamo, Texas; other relatives and friends.
A gathering was held from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, May 7, 2010, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church, 6700 N.W. 72nd Street, Platte Woods, Missouri 64151.
Arrangements under the direction of the D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Church-Archer-Pasley Funeral Home, Liberty, Missouri.

Ruth Ann “Sam” Warmbrodt
Ruth Ann “Sam” Warmbrodt nee Risenhoover of Cuba, Missouri was born on Thursday, October 31, 1946 in Montrose, Colorado to Fred L. and Mildred A. Simmons Risenhoover and passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at MO Baptist Hospital, Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 65 years, 5 months and 29 days.
Sam married Norman Warmbrodt on January 6, 1995 in Webster Groves, Missouri.
Sam was a former police officer for the City of Bridgeton, Missouri. She was also, previously employed at McDonnell Douglas, (Boeing) and Washington University as an Administrative Assistant. Before retirement, she worked several years as Supervisor of Voice Services at St. John’s Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri. She was a member of Deer Creek Church, Cuba, Missouri.
Her hobby was embroidering and she also was very generous in giving away her embroidered pieces. Sam’s positive attitude and fun loving character will be truly missed by her family and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Mildred Risenhoover; two brothers, Harold and Kenneth Risenhoover; and father-in-law, Norman P. Warmbrodt.
She is survived by her husband, Norm M. Warmbrodt of Cuba, Missouri; children, Jodine (Chuck) Sachman of Rogers, Arkansas, Christina (Dan) Bollinger of St. Louis, Missouri, Lisa (Nathan) Randl of South Haven, Mississippi, Ty (Jenny) Warmbrodt of Marthasville, Missouri and Dena (Jerry) DeWitt of Union, Missouri; brothers, Donald (Jean) Risenhoover of Arizona and Jerry (Linda) Risenhoover of Versailles, Missouri; sister-in-law, Donna Risenhoover of St. Louis, Missouri; mother-in-law, Mary Virginia Jennings of Fenton, Missouri; step mother-in-law, Marilyn Warmbrodt of Alabama; grandchildren, William Sachman, Bobbie White, Tonya Shockley, Alexander and Nicholas Bollinger, Hannah and Noah Randl, Kieren, Brennan, Evan and Katherine Warmbrodt, Kieley, Hailey, Blake and Bryce DeWitt; great grandchildren, Ellie and Jael Shockley, Annika and Kevin White and Cailen Sachman; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 2-3 p.m. and memorial service at 3 p.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri with Bro Glen Hammond officiating. There was a reception from 4-6 p.m. at Deer Creek Church, Ladybug RV Park, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.

Katherine Marie (Snoza) Warner was born August 15, 1945 and passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at the age of 69 years.
She married Raymond H. Warner on March 4, 1971.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and three children, Katherine Marie, Lois and Simi.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Raymond H. Warner of Colorado; children, Jessie and wife Karen, Toni, Raymond R. and Pam and families; aunts, Carol (Henry) Breslich of Cuba, Missouri and Myra Henry of Steelville, Missouri; other relatives and friends.

Edith M. Watson
Edith M. Watson nee Key of Cuba, Missouri was born on Saturday, May 25, 1918 in Cherryville, Missouri to Henry and Bessie Parrett Key and passed away on Friday, November 11, 2011 at MO Baptist Hospital, Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 93 years, 5 months and 17 days.
Edith married Virgil Watson on April 21, 1951 in Pocahontas, Arkansas.
She worked part-time at Famous and Barr Department Store, St. Louis, Missouri for 10 years selling ladies dresses. She recently attended Cuba Christian Church. Her hobbies were playing cards, working crossword puzzles, watching Cardinal ballgames and was an avid reader.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Bessie Key; sisters, Lena Cassidy, Dora Key and Irene (George) Gibbs; brother, James (Mabel) Key; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Bernice Key, Hazel Holen, Rachel (Leonard) Boyer, Alfred (Eileen) Watson and Cecil (Mildred) Watson.
She is survived by her husband, Virgil Watson of Cuba, Missouri; children, Barbara Kellar of Elburn, Illinois, Candace (Michael) Exler of St. Louis, Missouri, David (Janet) Watson of Maryland Heights, Missouri and Stanley (Tina) Watson of High Ridge, Missouri; brother, Earl Key of St. Louis, Missouri; 11 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Monday, November 14, 2011 from 4-8 p.m. and funeral service on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri with Rev. Delmar Hutson and Tom Gibbs officiating.
Burial was at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.

Ivy S. Watson
Ivy S. Watson of Salem Missouri was born January 15, 1948 in Pekin, Illinois to Toler and Ethel (White) Lutz, and passed away June 20, 2013 in St. James, Missouri at the age of 65 years, 5 months and 5 days.
Ivy was united in marriage to Leonard Watson and to this union three sons were born.
She had her own quilting business out of her house. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, camping, and swimming. Family gathering were very important to her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Toler and Ethel Lutz; her husband, Leonard Watson; son, Casey Watson; brother, Norman Gene Lutz; sisters, Vera Mae Shults and Margie Hayes; and one infant brother.
She is survived by her children, Steve Watson and wife Benita of Salem, Missouri and Chris Watson and wife Misty of St. James, Missouri; brothers, Dale Lutz of Vermont, Illinois, Charles Lutz of Industry, Illinois and Donald Lutz and wife Rosie of Vermont, Illinois; sisters, Beatrice Landrith and husband James of Pekin, Illinois and Eleanor Williammee of Rushville, Illinois; grandchildren, Drew Hale and Derek Hale; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 2-4 p.m. at the Salem Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary.
Funeral service was held at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2013 at the Salem Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary with Ken Fiebelman officiating.
Interment was in the Empire Cemetery in Gladden, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary in Salem, Missouri.

Lorena L. Way
Lorena L. “Lori” Way of Coal Valley, Illinois was born February 27, 1968 in Rock Island, Illinois to Melvin Dale and Sharon Wheeler Way and passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 9, 2013.
She was a wonderful cook, a kind and giving person and an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan.
She was preceded in death by her grandmothers, Margie Way and Lorene Wheeler; aunt, Op Wheeler and uncles, Jerry Wheeler, John Way and Gary Way.
She is survived by her daughter, Cassidy; mother and step father, Sharon and Del Turnbough of Owensville, Missouri; father and step mother, Dale and June Way of Aledo, Illinois; brother and sister-in-law, Ken and Sally Way of Silvis, Illinois; half brother, Ron Way of Moline, Illinois; half sister, Conniedale Peck of Ozark, Missouri; aunt and “other mother,” Linda Sheppard of Coal Valley, Illinois; special friends, Jennifer Sandman and Todd Geyssens; other relatives and friends.
Services were held Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in the Celebration of Life Chapel at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center in Coal Valley, Illinois with Pastor Tim Carr officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center in Coal Valley, Illinois.
 

Dorothy Lucille Weber
Dorothy Lucille Weber, nee Adams of Gray Summit, Missouri, formerly of Steelville, Missouri, was born December 6, 1933 in Crawford County, Missouri to Phillip Marion and Millie Nelata Kimberlin Adams and passed away Friday, September 30, 2011 at the age of 77 years.
On December 16, 1951 in Maplewood, Missouri, she was united in marriage to George Robert “Bob” Weber.
Dorothy worked at Boeing Aircraft in St. Louis as an accounting supervisor for many years and retired in 2000. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Gray Summit.
In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening and bird watching.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Phillip and Millie Adams; her husband, Bob in 2006; one brother, Henry Adams; five sisters, Neola McKay and husband A.F. “Mac”, Neleta Maloney, Ava Comfort and husband Glenn, Betty Ferrell and husband Lewis and Opal Comfort and husband Louis; brothers-in-law, John Weber and Richard Asplin; and sister-in-law, Wilma Nabe.
She is survived by her two daughters, Cynthia Marie Jackson and husband Steve of Gray Summit, Missouri and Julie Murray and husband Chuck of Martinsville, Indiana; one brother, George Adams and wife Sharon of Steelville, Missouri; two sisters, Pauline Adams of Steelville, Missouri and Anna Marie Horn and husband Robert of New York; one brother-in-law, Bill Weber and wife Linda of Cherryville, Missouri; four sisters-in-law, Bonnie Garrison and husband Clarence and Lavern McPeters and husband Paul, all of Steelville, Missouri, Faye Wright and husband Edwin of Rogersville, Missouri and Wanda Sue Asplin of Aurora, Missouri; five grandchildren, Christopher Jackson and wife Michelle, Heather Pipes and husband Jeffery and Benjamin, Hope and Rachel Murray; four great grandchildren, April and Dallas Jackson and Jace and Holly Pipes; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 2-7 p.m. on Sunday, October 2, 2011 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 3, 2011 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Jerry Beers officiating.
Special music of “How Beautiful Heaven Will Be” was sung and played by Rev. Jerry Beers. Other music of “When the Savior wipes the Tears from Our Eyes” and “Our God Reigns” was also played.
Committal prayer and burial were in the Pleasant Point Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Chris Jackson, Heather Pipes, Michelle Jackson, Dallas Jackson, Phil Adams, Mike Adams, Willie Dykhuizen and Steve Jackson.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

Kenneth Leslie Weber of Summersville, Missouri was born February 9, 1934 at Leasburg, Missouri to Owen L. and Alta Z. (Nee: Farrar) Weber and passed away Wednesday, June 08, 2016 at the age of 82 years.
Kenneth was united in marriage to Pauline Girtman on March 26, 1958 and to this union four children were born.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Owen and Alta Weber; one brother, Owen L. Weber Jr.; and brother-in-law, Donald Girtman.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline Weber of the home; one daughter, Alta and husband Fredrick Bonk of St. Louis, Missouri; three sons, Stephen Weber of St. Louis, Missouri, Richard and wife Tammy Weber of St. Louis, Missouri and Thomas Weber and friend Tammy Rogers of Summersville, Missouri; six grandchildren, Joseph Bonk, Christopher Bonk, Julianna Bonk, Stephen Weber, Jamie Weber and Kelly Weber; two sisters, Anna M. Keith of Illinois and Nancy Edwards of New Melle, Missouri; brother-in-law, Leonard Girtman of Collinsville, Illinois; sister-in-law, Phyllis Laws of Branson, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
 

William “Lee” Weber
William “Lee” Weber of Cuba, Missouri was born Wednesday, September 29, 1937 at Hinch, Missouri to Raymond A. and Carrie Delores (nee Turnbough) Weber and passed away Monday, March 19, 2012 at his home at the age of 74 years.
Lee was united in marriage to Janie M. Mosier on June 7, 1958 at Eldridge, Missouri and to this union three children were born.
Lee proudly served in the United States Air Force from October 29, 1954 to August 28, 1958. Lee retired from the General Motors Parts Warehouse in September of 1989 after 30 years of dedicated service. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching TV with a cup of coffee, gardening, reading western books and was a movie buff.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Carrie Weber.
He is survived by his wife, Janie Weber of the home; two sons, Bill and wife Yvonne Weber of St. Charles, Missouri and Frank Weber of St. Peters, Missouri; one daughter, Carla Bailey of Cuba; four grandchildren, Alishea, Ryan, Percy and Brittany; two step grandchildren, Nathan and Cierra; one great grandchild Kinsleigh; two step great grandchildren, Landyn and Zaine; brother-in-law, Tommy Mosier of Lebanon; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Wednesday, March 21, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at the Mizell Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Mace officiating. Special music was “Wind Beneath My Wings”, “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art”.
Interment with prayers and full military honors followed at the Kinder Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.

Erma Louise Webster
Erma Louise Webster of Piedmont, South Dakota, formerly of Steelville, Missouri was born August 21, 1922 in St. Louis, Missouri to Otto Fink Jr. and Ethel Lillian (Steppat) Fink and passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2011 in Rapid City, South Dakota at the age of 89 years.
On April 6, 1952 in Corinth, MS, she was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” Webster.
During the late 1930’s, Erma made the U.S. Olympics Track & Field Team, but was not able to participate due to the outbreak of the war. She also was involved in the Federal Women’s Equal Opportunity committee as a representative during the 1970’s when President Ford went into office. Erma worked several years at the U. S. Government Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri, as a computer programmer. She was a member of the Martha and Mary Eastern Star Chapter 364 and a member of the Foothills Community Baptist Church in Piedmont, SD. With her love for animals, Erma was always well known for being an animal activist.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Ethel Fink; and her husband Bob on October 29, 2008.
She is survived by her daughter, Peggy Stewart and her husband Bill of Piedmont, South Dakota; her loving dog, Fred; her granddaughter, Christine Newell of Black Hawk, South Dakota; her grandson, Michael Vrooman of Denver, Colorado and her very special adopted grandson, David Stewart and wife Tammy of Rapid City, South Dakota; and other grandchildren, Tina Johnson and husband Jay of Sturgis, SD and Dan Stewart and wife Sheila of Sioux Fall, South Dakota; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 4-5 p.m. on Friday, December 30, 2011 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Eastern Star Services were held at 5 p.m. on Friday, December 30, 2011 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Memorial services followed immediately after the Eastern Star Services on Friday, December 30, 2011 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Don Martin officiating. Special music of “In the Garden,” “The Old Rugged Cross” and “When we See Christ” was sung by Loretta Garrett and Pastor Don Martin. Memories were shared by her daughter, Peggy.
Inurnment was in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

Michael Eugene “Bear” Weems
Michael Eugene “Bear” Weems of Cuba, Missouri was born to Ernest and Karen (Duncan) Weems on December 24, 1971 in Sullivan, Missouri and passed away Friday, November 18, 2011 at his home at the age of 39 years.
Michael worked for the Salvation Army at Camp Mihaska in Bourbon. At the age of 16 he went to Job Corps to obtain his GED and learn the construction trade. In 1992 he joined the U.S. Navy and served his country on the U.S.S. Ingersall and was stationed at Pearl Harbor.
He loved video games, Star Wars, movies, fishing, swimming at Indian Creek, collecting knives, bears and Indian artifacts. The love for his family was strong and he enjoyed doing anything for his nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, James Benjamin and Anna Duncan, Ernest and Mildred Weems; one uncle, Buddy Stroup and one aunt, Shelia Sharp.
He is survived by his mother, Karen Weems; father, Ernest Weems; sister, Karina and husband Joe Rice; nieces and nephews, Drew Weems, Hannah Rice, Aaron Weems, Ben Britton, Tristan, Aiden and Clayton Rice, all of Cuba, Missouri; aunts and uncles, Neil and Mary Duncan of Sullivan, Missouri, Fern Stroup of Bourbon, Missouri, Neva and Dave Cassidy of Steelville, Missouri, Joyce and David Corbett of Cuba, Missouri, Rhonda and Tom Hibbitts of Fair Play, Missouri, Kathy and Daniel Dotson of Cuba, Missouri, Ruth and Al Brannum of Muncie, Indiana, Raye Lynn and Jim Poley of Paducah, Kentucky, Richard and Kelly Weems of Muncie, Indiana, Darrell and Katie Weems of Sikeston, Missouri, Denise and Chuck Little of East Prairie, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Mark Smith officiating.
Interment followed at the Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

Ray Edward Wehmeier of St. James, Missouri was born on December 21, 1921 in Newburg, Missouri to William P. and Clair K. (Hudgens) Wehmeier and passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015 at the age of 93 years.
On October 26, 1945 he married Ruth (Thomas) Wehmeier.
Ray was in the U.S. Army Air Corp.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Clair Wehmeier; his wife, Ruth on March 22, 2012; sister, June Munzert; and a brother-in-law, William R. Thomas.
He is survived by one daughter, Donna (Wehmeier) Widener of Rolla, Missouri; one son, William “Bill” Wehmeier and wife Reta of St. James, Missouri; four grandchildren, Chad Bell of Springfield, Missouri, Jason Bell and wife Erin of St. James, Missouri, Travis Bell and wife Tina of Nixa, Missouri and Rebecca Wehmeier of St. James, Missouri; seven great grandchildren, Lauren Bell, Nolan Bell, Addison Bell, Omero Inda, Olivia Inda, Amiah Inda and Liam Bell; three brothers, Clarence Wehmeier and wife Eleanor of Washington, Missouri, Lee Wehmeier and wife Elsie of St. Charles, Missouri and Alyn Wehmeier and wife Betty of Washington, Missouri; other relatives and friends.


Ruth Marie Wehmeier
Ruth Marie Wehmeier of St. James, Missouri was born on September 11, 1927 in Rolla, Missouri to Ray E. and Anna Belle (Phelps) Thomas and passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at the age of 84 years.
On October 26, 1945 she married Ray Wehmeier.
Ruth graduated from the Brentwood High School in Brentwood, Missouri. She was an active member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church. She loved music and was active in the Immanuel and Redeemer Lutheran Church Choirs as well as the Chamber Singers.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray E. and Anna Belle Thomas; two brothers, infant Jimmy Thomas and Bill Thomas.
She is survived by her husband, Ray Wehmeier of St. James, Missouri; one son, Bill Wehmeier and wife Reta of St. James, Missouri; one daughter, Donna Widener and husband Harry of Jerome, Missouri; one sister, Dorlas R. Curtis of Holt Summit, Missouri; four grandchildren, Chad Bell, Jason Bell and wife Erin, Travis Bell and wife Tina and Rebecca Wehmeier; seven great grandchildren; other relaatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2012 at the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.
Funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Rolla, Missouri with Pastor Nathan Kuhlman officiating.
Interment followed in the Ozark Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.
 

Norman Raymond Weigel
Norman R. Weigel of Cuba, Missouri was born Tuesday, August 11, 1942 at St. Louis, Missouri to John Rosebury and Virginia (nee Novak) Weigel and passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 67 years, 11 months and 16 days.
Norman was united in marriage to Demetra Pigg at St. Louis, Missouri on July 2, 1981.
Norman retired in 1987 from General Motors after 21 years of dedicated service. He grew up in Cuba and then moved to St. Louis were he lived for many years before moving back to Cuba 23 years ago.
You could always find Norman at “Voss” every morning and sometimes several times a day enjoying a hot cup of black coffee. In his younger years he enjoyed working on cars, fishing and hunting. But what he always enjoyed most was spending time with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Virginia Weigel; infant son, John Wesley Weigel; brothers, Johnny and Bobby Weigel; other relatives and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Demetra of the home; children, Gloria and husband Larry Lewis of Licking, Missouri, Jo Ann and husband Allen Robinson of St. James, Missouri, Cynthia Brandt of Fenton, Missouri, Norman Jr. and wife Jana Weigel of New Haven, Missouri, Demetra and husband Ronny Bugg of Mulberry, Arkansas; brother Bernard and wife Juanita Weigel of Tennessee; sister, Mary and husband Ralph Weber of Cuba, Missouri; 18 grandchildren other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday July 29, 2010 at the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 30, 2010 at the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri. Special music was “Go Rest High on that Mountain” and “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.”
Pallbearers were Norman Weigel III, Michael Weigel, Monty Turner, Jr., Brian Robinson, Allen Robinson and Ronny Bugg.
Interment and prayers followed at Holy Cross Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
 

Daniel Levi Weiskopf
Daniel Levi Weiskopf of Bourbon, Missouri was born on March 27, 1987 at Washington, Missouri and passed away on Friday, October 7, 2011 at the age of 24 years, 6 months and 10 days.
He was a 2005 graduate of Bourbon High School. While in school, he was a member of the National Honor Society. He later attended Rolla Technical Institute where he studied mechanics. He was known as a brilliant young man who loved cars and was a loyal friend and honest person. He is survived by his fiancée, Hannah Broderick and son Kemper of the family home; mother, Sherry Weiskopf; grandparents, Gilbert and Norma Weiskopf of Sullivan, Missouri; uncle, Tim Weiskopf; cousins, Bryan and Dillon; other relatives and friends.
A time of gathering was from 3-5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
There were no funeral services.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.

Frieda Ione Strothcamp Weiskopf, formerly of Sullivan, Missouri, was born September 4, 1922 in the Argo area of Franklin County, Missouri to Edward Lawrence and Minnie (Grob) Strothcamp and passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at the age 92 years.
On February 12, 1946 she married Raymond Weiskopf in San Francisco, California.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond on April 29, 2000; five brothers and sisters-in law, Art (Vera), Adolph (Miriam), Ben (Virginia), Fred (Revella) and infant Strothcamp; four sisters and a brother-in-law, Ada (Lee) Dunivin, Ethel, Esther and Ruth Strothcamp; sisters and brothers in-law, Berniece (Jim) Thomeczek, Irene (Emil) Schmucke, Lorene (Mickey) Helton, William (Rosemary) Weiskopf and Marguerite (Sam) Thomeczek.
She is survived by two brothers-in-law, Leo (Joanne) Weiskopf and Harold (Dorothy) Weiskopf; other relatives and friends.


Flossie B. Welch
Flossie B. Welch was born March 3, 1918 in Dent County, Missouri to James and Nora (Morrison) Barnes, and passed away in Rolla, Missouri on May 13, 2010 at the age of 92 years, 2 months and 10 days.
On May 30, 1934 Flossie was united in marriage to Lawrence Welch and to their union five children were born. He passed away on December 20, 1988. They were married 54 years.
Flossie was a member of the First Baptist Church of Salem since 1952, and she attended church as long as her health permitted. She loved working in her flowers and also enjoyed planting and working in her gardens. Flossie loved to quilt, both at home and with the ladies at First Baptist Church. Every year the Baptist Children’s Home in St. Louis held their annual Strawberry Festival and the ladies donated around six quilts to be auctioned off and the proceeds would go to the Children’s Home.
She was preceded in death were her parents, James and Nora Barnes; husband, Lawrence; two infant children; three brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by her children, Earl Welch and wife Roylyn, of Salem, Missouri, Melba Seelke and husband, Donald of Salem, Missouri, Jim Welch and wife Bernadette of St. James, Missouri; nine grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Monday, May 17, 2010 from 5-7 p.m.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at the Salem Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary, with Pastor Russ Davidson officiating.
Interment in the North Lawn Cemetery, Salem, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary.

Doris A. Wenzel
Doris A. Wenzel of Bourbon, Missouri was born to George and Kitty (Moore) Danielson on January 11, 1930 Jericho, Missouri and passed away Thursday, January 12, 2012 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 82 years.
Doris was united in marriage to Kenneth W. Wenzel on July 9, 1945 in Rolla, Missouri and to this union five daughters were born.
Doris retired from Paramount Apparel Factory in Bourbon after many years of dedicated service. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Bourbon, Missouri. She enjoyed quilting, cooking, gardening, flowers, playing rummy and spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Kitty Danielson; step-mother, Kathryn Danielson; one brother, J.C. Danielson; one sister, Marguerite Shelton-Stroup; one granddaughter, Kelly Jean Elliott.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth W. Wenzel of Bourbon, Missouri; five daughters, Donna and husband Al Summers of Anutt, Missouri, Jane Valley of Bourbon, Missouri, Joyce Wenzel of Bourbon, Missouri, Ruth and husband Royce Missey of Leasburg, Missouri and Patty and husband Robert Mesger of Sullivan, Missouri; 10 grandchildren, Jamie Elliott, Sheila Henson, Brett and Damon Summers, George and Jerry Valley, Becky, Ed and Tim Missey and Amanda Mesger; 10 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Thelma Wenzel of Bourbon, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Monday, January 16, 2012 from 9 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home with Bro. Chuck Cook, officiating.
Interment followed at the Lick Creek Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Pallbearers were Ed Misssey, Jamie Elliott, Jimmy Henson, George Valley, Damon Summers, Joe Murphy and Ronnie Wenzel.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

Carl William West
Carl William West was born January 14, 1941 to John E. and Catherine (Weigle) West at Sullivan, Missouri and passed away at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana on January 15, 2012.
Carl spent his early years in Cuba, Missouri. His family moved to Indianapolis in 1956. He was in the first graduating class of North Central High School and attended Indiana University.
Carl’s parents stressed Christian values and he and his siblings were encouraged to develop self-confidence and to set goals for the future. His experience of polio, destroying the muscles of his left shoulder at the age of four, presented a life altering challenge. With the care and support of The Shriners Hospital in St. Louis, along with his family, he learned skills that enabled him to compensate. As a teenager he was the most sought after golf caddy at Algonquin Country Club in Webster Groves, Missouri while simultaneously managing his lucrative lawn care business. His enjoyment of the game of golf allowed him to play a great round with a distinctive swing.
During the past six months, Carl’s greatest challenge came with the diagnosis of Stage IV lung cancer. During this struggle he was chosen by St. Vincent’s Hospital as a personality appearing in a media marketing campaign for the benefit of lung cancer research.
For over 35 years Carl has been known as a respected neighborhood businessman and entrepreneur, operating automotive service stations, convenience stores and car washes. He has been recognized nationally for industry excellence, receiving many exclusive awards and participated in numerous local committees and national petroleum company advisory councils.
Carl was a long-term member of Millersville Lodge #126 AF & AM, Murat Shrine Temple, the Scottish Rite and Hillcrest Country Club.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah Jordan West and her son, Robb Day; the mother of his children, Constance McCammond West; children, Catherine (Keith) Allen, Christina (John) Hawkins, Carl John (Michelle) West and Chad W. West (Pam Gladson); brother, John W. (Pamela) West of Indianapolis, Indiana; sister, Marilyn (Charles, deceased) Stewart of Cuba, Missouri. nine grandchildren, Keith, Mark and Erik Allen, Jack, Elle, Joey and Michael Hawkins, and Olivia and Cole William West.
Visitation was at the Flanner Buchanan Mortuary, Carmel, Indiana, on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 from 5-8 p.m.
Memorial service was at the Flanner Buchanan on Thursday, January 19, 2012 with visitation from 11:30 a.m. to time of service at 1 p.m.
A visitation was held at the Mizell Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri, from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, January 21, 2012 followed by interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.

Iva Mae Westholz
Iva Mae Westholz nee Miller of Cuba, Missouri was born on Monday, June 24, 1929 in Gasconade County to Burt and Ethel M. Dotson Miller and passed away on Friday, January 20, 2012 at Cuba Manor at the age of 82 years, 6 months and 27 days.
Iva married Walter Charles Westholz on October 18, 1947 in Owensville, Missouri.
She worked as a trimmer in the shoe industry for many years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Cuba, Missouri. Her hobbies were reading and working with crafts.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Burt and Ethel Miller; husband, Walter; daughter, Carol Jean Westholz; sisters-in-law, Helen Krause, Alice Ferling, Gladys Nieman, Loretta Spurgeon and Faith Moore; and brother, Allan Miller.
She is survived by her sister, Joy (Chester) Rogers of Cuba, Missouri; sister-in-law, Gladys Holtgrewe of Owensville, Missouri; brother-in-law, Joe Moore of Waco, Texas; nieces and nephews, Betty Spurgeon of Owensville, Missouri, Berry (Carol) Houseman of Cuba, Missouri, Burdett (Don) Lee of Union, Missouri, Vicki (Robert) Goodrich of Austin, Texas, Sylvan (Sharon) Nieman of Pocahontas, Arkansas, Larry (Sue) Ellis of Belle, Missouri, Ronald (Betty) Ellis of Foristell, Missouri, Anita (Don) Schafer of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Harlan Moore of Houston, Texas, Pam (Joe) Wester, and Debra (Sam) Anderson, all of Waco, Texas, Mark Rogers and Dee Anna (Jim) Chapman, all of Cuba, Missouri, Bernice Rice and Kenneth (Jane) Holtgrewe, all of Rosebud, Missouri; special friends, Betty Miller and Eva June Pasch, all of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Sunday, January 22, 2012 from 3-8 p.m. and funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday, January 23, 2012 at the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Pat Gruber officiating.
Burial at City Cemetery, Owensville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
 

Lavern Elizabeth Wevers
Lavern Elizabeth Wevers, (nee Saenger) of St. James, Missouri, formerly of Steelville, Missouri, was born July 17, 1925 in St. Louis to Fred and Josephine Bruno Saenger and passed away Friday, March 25, 2011 at the Missouri Veterans Home in St. James, Missouri.
On April 5, 1944 Lavern was united in marriage to Frank Joseph Wevers Jr.
She served her country in the U.S. Navy. Lavern worked for several years as a baker at National Food in Rolla and retired from there. Lavern and her husband Frank loved to travel and would live in Arizona during the winter months. She was a great cook and loved being around all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Frank Wevers Jr. of St. James, Missouri; seven children, Frank “Butch” Wevers III and wife JoEllen of Kimberling City, Missouri, Diane Andrews and husband Tom of Lyons, Colorado, Janis Taylor and husband Gary of Salem, Missouri, Cathy Sexton and husband Richard of Valley Park, Missouri, Debbie Champion and husband Ken of Chamois, Missouri, Dotty Burke and husband Jim of St. James, Missouri and Cindy Pratt and husband Gary of Steelville, Missouri; 15 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; other relatives and friends.
Funeral mass was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Steelville, Missouri with Father James Finder as Celebrant. Reading the scriptures was Diane Kroupa and serving at the altar was Joe Howdeshell. Music selections were played by Deloris Bell.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

Erma Gladine Whalen
Erma Gladine Whalen was born in Steelville, Missouri on October 24, 1922 to Addie Mae Halbert and Guy F. Whalen and passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2013.
Erma joined the Steelville First Baptist Church at a very young age. She was very dedicated to her church and her Baptist faith throughout her life. She attended grade school and high school in Steelville, Missouri. She graduated from high school in the spring of 1940.
She worked as a secretary for Raymond Rogers Insurance Company and then a clerk at the First National Bank in Steelville, Missouri. She always wanted to go to college, so in January of 1951, she went to Hannibal, Missouri and enrolled in Hannibal-LaGrange College. After graduating from college, she worked as a secretary to the college until she accepted a secretarial position at a large Baptist church in Murray, Kentucky. Hannibal-LaGrange contacted her and asked if she would like to return as manager of the bookstore. She accepted the position and worked there until she decided to go back to Steelville and live with her mother who was growing older and needed care. After her mother passed away Erma moved to St. James, Missouri and lived there until she began to have problems herself as she was developing Alzheimer’s disease.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Addie and Guy Whalen; and one sister, Henrietta Irene Whalen.
She is survived by her two brothers, Pat Whalen and wife Norma of Sullivan, Missouri and Harry F. Whalen and wife Hilda of Bella Vista, Arkansas; two nieces, Judith Ann Copeland and husband Larry and Dawn Michelle Milheiser and husband Dan; three nephews Patrick L. Whalen, Michael Whalen and wife Marsha and Jerry Whalen and wife Vivian; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2013 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 11 on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Kevin Farr officiating and closing prayer by Rev. Bud Sanders. Special music of “Amazing Grace” and “Precious Memories” was played.
Committal prayer and burial were in the Steelville Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Larry Copeland, Mike Whalen, Lynn Whalen, Jerry Whalen, and Rev. Kevin Farr and Ken Halbert.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.
 

Dorothy May Graddy Whitaker
Dorothy May Graddy Whitaker was born in 1921 to Rufus and Ruth (Pratt) Graddy and passed away on November 1, 2009 (All Saints Day).
She grew up in the Bourbon community, along with her eight brothers William, Harold, Edward, Ben, Donald, Cecil, Dean and Ronnie and six sisters, Mildred, Hilda, Evelyn, Hazel, and Betty.
The Graddy family name was originally O’Grady. The came from Northern Ireland to North Carolina in the 1700’s. Her great grandfather Elisha Graddy left North Carolina and moved to Kentucky and his son, Van Buren moved to Missouri and fought in the Civil War.
When Dorothy was older, she moved from Bourbon to St. Louis where she met and married Buddy Whitaker. They moved to Mississippi where she loved living in her little home on the hill in the Loess Bluffs near Redwood, Mississippi. She loved growing shrubs and flowers and being outdoors. She was a faithful member of the Redwood United Methodist Church and for decades she taught the Primary Sunday School Class and was a member of the WSCS and the United Methodist Women.
She and Buddy had three sons, Clarence, Tim and Stanley and three grandsons, Wesley, Scott and Eric. She also leaves four great-grandchildren, Lauren, Bryson, Thor and Ivan.
Services were Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 10 a.m. from the Fisher Funeral Home in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Charles Kelly White, Sr.
Charles Kelly White, Sr. of Cuba, Missouri formerly of Steelville, Missouri was born on Saturday, June 25, 1938 in Charleston, Missouri to Charley and Beulah Hedge White and passed away on Friday, February 8, 2013 at the age of 74 years, 7 months and 14 days.
Charles served his country honorably in the United States Navy from 1955-1957 as a 1st Class Petty Aviation Radio Man.
He married Georgina Guenther in April of 1991.
He was an over the road truck driver for many years. He enjoyed restoring and showing classic cars. He was a member of the St. James VFW.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charley and Beulah White and sister, Brenda White.
He is survived by his children, Charles (Judy) White, Jr., Pam (Steve) Raymo of Arnold, Missouri, Phyllis (Sal) Talley of Alton, Illinois, and Jennifer (Arnold) Byrd of St. James, Missouri; stepdaughters, April Hackie of Howell, Michigan and Mary Foster of Hardin, Illinois; sisters, Beverly Salzmann of Clarkridge, Missouri and Alda Gray of St. Charles, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Graveside Service was Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Liberty Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri with Pastor Jerry Beers officiating and full military honors.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.


Elaine June White
Elaine June White was born March 4, 1941 in Jud, North Dakota to Henry and Bernice Mickelson Podoll and passed away December 30, 1941.
She moved with the family to California in 1950 where she completed high school and met husband, William “Bill” White. The couple moved to West Plains, Missouri in 1969 where they raised their three children and lived until 2004.
In 1970, Bill and Elaine founded White Electrical Service. In 2004 upon their retirement, Elaine and Bill built a new home and moved to Steelville, Missouri. Elaine was an accomplished and passionate artist. She was an organizing member of Ozark Hills Decorative Painters of Lebanon, Missouri and a longtime member of The National Society of Decorative Painters. She was also a member of Show Me Strokes painting club of Springfield and Ozark Palettes painting club of Branson, Missouri. She was a long time devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
She was preceded in death by her father, Henry Podoll.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, William B. “Bill” White of Steelville, Missouri; three children, Cyndi (Shane) Anderson of DuBois, Pennsylvania, Brian White and fiancée Joanne Wix of West Plains, Missouri and Dailene (Keith) Forbes of Steelville, Missouri; mother, Bernice (Glen) Spotts of West Plains, Missouri; sister, Julie (Ronnie) Edwards of West Plains, Missouri; brother, Harvey (Sandy) Podoll of Redondo Beach, California; six grandchildren, Ashley Anderson, United States Air Force, stationed at Hurlburt AFB Florida, Chelsea Anderson, Clarion, Pennsylvania, Paige White, Rolla, Missouri, Kaitlynne Forbes and Alyssa Forbes of Steelville, Missouri and Andrew White of West Plains, Missouri.
Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, January 3, 2010 at Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri and funeral services were at 1 p.m. on January 4, 2010 with burial at Cherryvalley Cemetery in Steelville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Gary W. White
Services were held June 1, 2012 at the Willamette National Cemetery for Gary W. White of Portland, Oregon, US Navy Veteran.
Gary was the brother of Sheila Bradbury of Steelville, Missouri; Uncle “Butch” to Valerie Barrett of Cuba, Missouri and Leah and Rachel Nevills of Oklahoma.
He made yearly trips to Steelville, Missouri to see is family and friends.

Nadine G. White
Nadine G. White of Belle, Missouri was born in Comstock Park, Michigan on November 13, 1927 to John and Laura (Danuse) Gehlert and passed away Friday, March 1, 2013 at her daughter’s home in Jefferson City, Missouri at the age of 85 years.
On September 26, 1947 in Bland, Missouri she was united in marriage to Manford T. White.
She was a member of the Zion Evangelical Church in Bland, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Manford; son, Terry White; granddaughter, Megan Johnson; son-in-law, Calvin Steinbeck; brothers, Alfred, Tom, Lee, Conrad and Charles Gehlert; and sister, Faye White.
She is survived by her children, Janet Steinbeck of Jefferson City, Missouri and Stephan White and wife Lisa of Steelville, Missouri; brothers, Ronnie Gehlert and wife Clarissa of Bland, Missouri, Gordon Gehlert, Gary Gehlert and wife Joyce, Randall Gehlert and wife Donna and Robert Gehlert and wife Rita all of Belle, Missouri; nine grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Virginia Gehlert, Mary Gehlert, Patsy Gehlert and Naomi Johnson, all of Belle, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held on Monday, March 4 at 11 a.m. at the Zion Evangelical Church in Bland, Missouri with Chaplain Bart Larson officiating.
Burial was in the Countryside Memorial Gardens in Owensville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville, Missouri.


Vernon Richard “Porky” White
Vernon Richard “Porky” White of Cuba, Missouri was born Sunday, January 2, 1944 at St. James, Missouri to James and Iva (nee Scott) White and passed away Thursday, May 10, 2012 at St. Peters, Missouri at the age of 68 years.
Porky, as he was known by many, was united in marriage to Sharon Monda on July 6, 1963 at Cuba, Missouri and to this union four children were born.
Porky retired in 2006 from the Teamsters after 30+ years of truck driving. In his spare time he enjoyed mowing the grass, test driving cars, trucks and tractors and he would sit for hours drinking coffee or tea and telling stories.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Iva White: his aunt and uncle who raised him, Ruth and EH Oberkrom; brothers, Tom White, Donald White, Leon and wife Barbara White and Bob White; brothers-in-law, Dean Northington, Bob Hines, Jim Nelson and Roger Monda; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Walter and Nellie Monda; and other relatives and friends.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 49 years, Sharon White of the home; four children, Keven and wife Denise White, Brian and wife Renee White, Melissa White and Shawn White, all of Cuba, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Wesley White, Brianna Blankenship, Amber White, Katie White, Nick White, Mackenzie White, Taylor White and Olivia White; one brother, Frank and wife Sylvia White of Cuba, Missouri; one sister, Dixie Northington of Windsor, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Lucy White of Springfield, Missouri, Shirley and husband Charles Kelley of St. Louis, Missouri, Mary Hines of St. Louis, Missouri and Carol Nelson of St. James, Missouri; brothers-in-law, Buel and wife Mary Monda of Sullivan, Missouri and Ivan “Bud” Monda of Nashville, Tennessee; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Monday, May 14, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri. Special music was “I Walk the Line,” “Daddy’s Hands” and “One Piece at a Time.”
Interment and prayers followed at the Kinder Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.


Gloria Whitesell
Gloria Whitesell of St. James, Missouri was born in Hawaii on June 30, 1944 to Enrino and Flavia Banac and passed away Monday, August 9, 2010 at the Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 66 years.
Gloria served her country in the United States Army where she met and married Richard Whitesell they were married on May 29, 1965 and spent 39 years together before Richard’s death in 2004.
Gloria loved the outdoors; she enjoyed trout fishing, deer hunting and just being outdoors with family and friends. She was a wonderful cook and was always ready to whip up something special for her family. Gloria also loved to shop.
She is survived by a daughter, Lynly Russell and husband Ron of Union, Missouri; grandson, Hunter Russell; Godchildren, Emily Williams and Evan Laub; other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was held Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. in the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary with Stephen Laub officiating. Visitation was held prior to the service at 5:30 p.m.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary.

James Daniel “Danny” Whitman Sr.
James Daniel “Danny” Whitman, Sr. of Cuba, Missouri formerly of Steelville, Missouri, was born Friday, November 29, 1940 at Weona, Arkansas to Whitman and passed away on Friday, June 28, 2013 at Cuba, Missouri at the age of 72 years, 6 months and 29 days.
Danny was united in marriage to Dorothy Cook on April 9, 1961 at Ferguson, Missouri and to this union seven children were born.
Danny worked for many years as a truck driver, retiring in 1984 from Cassens Transport in St. Louis, Missouri. He enjoyed country music, watching NASCAR races and he would drink coffee all day long. In his younger years he did small engine repairs, raced stock cars in Valley Park, rode motorcycles and would spend hours tinkering on things. He enjoyed ice cream with his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and Dessie Whitman; his wife of 42 years, Dorothy Whitman; two brothers, Art and Lonnie Whitman; one sister, Dora Carol; two grandsons, Justin Switzer and Cody Whitman.
He is survived by his sons, James “Sammy” Whitman, Jr., of Steelville, Missouri and Tim and wife Debbie Whitman of Greenfield, Indiana; daughters, Teresa and husband James Switzer of Cuba, Missouri, Lisa Cunningham of Cuba, Missouri, Melissa and husband Scott Blunt of Steelville, Missouri and Michelle and husband Miguel Arvizu of Nogalez, Arizona; grandchildren, Brennon Shoemaker, James Switzer, Shane Switzer, Jessica Switzer, Josh Whitman, Shawntae Norris, Wesley Whitman, Elizabeth Whitman, Cynthia Arvizu, Ashley Arvizu, Jonathon Blunt, Jamie Vonk, Jason Blunt, Thomas Blunt, Joseph Cunningham, Monique Cunningham and Natasha Cunningham; 19 great grandchildren; one brother, Ellis and wife Ellie Whitman of Florida; two sisters, Barbara Roach of Bourbon, Missouri and Karen and husband Pierre Boumann of Miami, Florida; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Sunday, June 30, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 1, 2013 at the Mizell Funeral Home with Rev Gene Rauls officiating. Special music will be “Amazing Grace” by Jamie Shoemaker, “I Will See You Again” and “When I Get Where I’m Going.”
Interment and prayers were held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, July 1, 2013 at the Praise Temple Memorial Gardens in Fredericktown, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.

 

Lena Mae Whitson
Lena Mae Whitson of St. James, Missouri, formerly of Rolla, Missouri, was born on November 5, 1929 in Lecoma, Missouri to William and Catherine (Ponzer) Horn and passed away on Friday, November 11, 2011 at the age of 82 years.
On March 20, 1951 she married Hibern “Hib” Whitson.
She retired as the personnel director of the Mark Twain National Forest Service in Rolla in 1990. She was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church in Rolla where she was an active volunteer for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Catherine Horn; an infant son, Robert Wesley Whitson and one sister, Ella Smith.
She is survived by her husband, “Hib” Whitson of St. James, Missouri; daughter, Linda Williams and husband Melvin of St. James, Missouri; one brother, Charles Horn and wife Mary Jo of Lecoma, Missouri; three sisters, Helen Heying and husband Red of Glasgow, Missouri, Ina Schwartz of Bethesda, Maryland and Irene Calton of Berkeley, Missouri; two grandchildren, Douglas Williams and wife Rachel of St. James, Missouri and Matthew Williams of St. Charles, Missouri; two great grandchildren, Zachary and Savannah Williams of St. James, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Tuesday, November 15, 2011 from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. at the Rolla First Presbyterian Church with Rev. R. Lee Jennings officiating.
Interment followed in the Ozark Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Rolla, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.
 

Patsy Jo “Pat” Wideman of Bourbon, Missouri was born in St. Louis, Missouri on March 8, 1943 to Milo Henry and Mary Martha (Adair) Hutschreider and passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at the age of 72 years.
On January 14, 1978 Pat was united in marriage to Randolph (Randy) Wideman.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Milo and Mary Hutschreider; and a son, Curtis Rogers.
She is survived by her husband, Randy of the family home; son, Chris Rogers and wife Renee of Peculiar, Missouri; step-son, Scott Wideman and wife Dayna of Sullivan, Missouri; two step-daughters, Angie Bogert and husband Gary of Sullivan, Missouri and Teresa Goodman and husband Randy of Leasburg, Missouri; three grandchildren. Nathan Rogers and wife Jessica, Colten Wideman and Rachelle Roe and husband Kevin; one great grandson, Johnathan Rogers; other relatives and friends.
 

Frank Edward Wiget
Frank Edward Wiget of Steelville, Missouri was born February 13, 1938 in St. Louis, Missouri to Frank Anthony and Gertrude Ruesche Wiget and passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013 at his home at the age of 75 years, 3 months and 12 days.
On February 15, 1964 in St. Louis, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Judith Agricola.
Frank served his country honorably in the U.S. Army and the Reserves. He worked in St. Louis at Mallory Buick for 18 years.
In January of 1976, Frank moved his family to Steelville, Missouri, where he started his own body shop.
He was a member of the Steelville Presbyterian Church and served six years on the Board of Deacon’s property committee. Frank was also a member of the International Association of Mechanics Local 777.
In his spare time, Frank had a passion for exploring garage sales, yard sales and auctions. He loved to arrive early at auctions and stay until the very end.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Gertrude Wiget.
He is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Judith Wiget of Steelville, Missouri; one son, Frank David Wiget and wife Barbara of Steelville, Missouri; one daughter, Kathy Pearson and husband Edward of Cuba, Missouri; one brother in-law, Richard Agricola and wife Shirley of Durham, North Carolina; one aunt, Catherine Schellenger of St. Louis, Missouri; three grandchildren, Crystal Ann Wiget, Edward “Buddy” A. Pearson II and Dorthea Michelle Pearson; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 3-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Jerry Beers officiating. Special music of “Amazing Grace,” “Rock of Ages” and “How Great Thou Art was sung by Bob and Carol Coleman.
Graveside services and interment were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.
Casket bearers were Franky Todd, David Wiget, Ed Pearson, Bob Becker, Barbara Wiget and Kathy Pearson.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.

Austin Thomas Wilder
Austin Thomas Wilder was born on August 27, 1988 in Houston, Texas and passed
away September 25, 2011 in St. James, Missouri.
Austin attended the University of Texas, was taking classes at East Central
College and was a well-respected employee at Tacony Manufacturing.
He was a talented actor, writer and speaker. He had a dry wit and a brilliant
mind that never ceased to amaze those around him.
Austin was fascinated by anything mechanical, especially vacuum cleaners,
washing machines and small appliances. He became an avid collector of all of
these and proudly posted many of his videos on YouTube.
His friends and mentors, Tom Gasko and Nancy Montgomery, saw his unlimited
potential, took a leap of faith and hired him at Tacony Manufacturing to work
with vacuum cleaners. He loved his job and he loved the people that he worked
with.
On Austins Google profile page he wrote, I am one of the people who works in
their true field of interest. I've been fascinated by the mechanical design of
household appliances for more than 20 years.
He is survived by his parents, Tom and Venus; sister, Hayley, all of Bellville,
Texas; grandmothers, Rita and Ann; his many friends at Tacony; other relatives
and friends.
A celebration of his life was held on September 30, 2011 at Wilson Mortuary in
Salem, Missouri.

Theresa Lorrine "Rene" Wilkerson
Theresa Lorrine Wilkerson was born Wednesday, October 6, 1926, at Wabash, Indiana, a daughter of the late Gerald Cook and Frances (Landis) Cook. She entered eternal rest Sunday, December 1, 2002, at the Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, Mo., at the age of 76 years, 1 month and 25 days. In 1945, Rene joined William Joseph Wilkerson, son of Hobert William Wilkerson and G. Anna (Perryman) Wilkerson, at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, while he was in the Navy there and they were united in marriage. Three sons, Tom, Paul and David, and one daughter, Frances, were born to this union. They enjoyed over fifty-six years together before his death June 12, 2001. One brother, Gene O'Brien and wife Mildred preceded her in death. Among those who remain to mourn her passing are her three sons and daughter, Thomas Richard Wilkerson and wife Vickie of Lawrence, Kansas, Frances Ann Fenton and husband Gary of Nixa, Mo., Paul Edward Wilkerson and wife Cheryl and David Timothy Wilkerson and wife Robin all of Steelville, Mo. One brother Lyle Cook and wife Willie of Anchorage, Alaska; one sister, Wanita Drumheller and husband Leroy of California; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relative and many friends. Theresa Lorrine "Rene" Wilkerson lay in state 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2002, at the Britton Brothers Funeral Home, Steelville, Mo. Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Thursday, December 5, 2002, in the Britton Chapel with Rev. Michael O'Brein officiating. Musical selections were provided by Rev. Jerry Beers. Committal prayers and interment were in Steelville Cemetery, Steelville, Mo. Serving as pallbearers wee Lydle Davis, Rodney Housewright, Joe Lea, Bill Lunsford, Ron Matchell and Jerry Rowland. Arrangements were under the direction of Britton Funeral Home, Steelville, Mo.

Clifford Leo Wilkins
Clifford Leo Wilkins was born September 6, 1926 at Bixby, Missouri and passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at the age of 81 years.
On September 27, 1952 he was married to Shirley Cleone Dotson and to this union six children were born.
Clifford attended the Hickory Grove Assembly of God Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing with his grandchildren. He was a retired county road worker.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ranzie and Ada (Flowers) Wilkins; three daughters, Tammy, Connie and Pamela Wilkins; four brothers, James, Charles, Eugene and Earl Wilkins; two sisters, Mary and Ella Mae Wilkins.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley; three children, Betty Callahan and husband Donald of Cherryville, Missouri, William Wilkins of Springfield, Missouri and David Wilkins of Viburnum, Missouri; two sisters, Dovie Swanson of Tennessee and Daisy Forshee, of Leadington, Missouri; four grandchildren, Donald and Scott Callahan of Cherryville, Missouri, Brian Wilkins of Irondale, Missouri and April Carter of Davisville, Missouri; seven great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Funeral service was Friday, December 7, 2007 in the Wilson Mortuary Chapel in Viburnum, Missouri with Brother Paul Pryor and Brother Mark Moss officiating. Special CD’s were provided and music was by Stanley Chandler.
Serving as pallbearers were Brian Wilkins, Donnie (Duck) Callahan, Scott Callahan, Bobby Joe Dotson, Jimmy Wilkins and Travis Wilkins. Honorary pallbearers were Courtney Callahan and Kay Moses. Interment was in the Dotson Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary of Viburnum, Missouri.


Clyde Ellas Wilkinson
Clyde Ellas Wilkinson of Cherryville, Missouri was born November 9, 1933 in Davisville, Missouri to Laverne and Elsie (Brown) Wilkinson and passed away Thursday, March 4, 2010 at his home at the age of 76 years.
On October 26, 1957 in St. Louis, he was united in marriage to Pat Vance.
Clyde worked for several years at Schnucks Bakery in St. Louis. He was a past member of the Baker’s Union.
He raised chickens, pigs and loved animals. He enjoyed watching wrestling, riding 4-wheelers and going to auctions with the neighbor. He also enjoyed working on puzzles with Brenda and helping tack quilts.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Laverne and Elsie Wilkinson; two brothers, Tim Wilkinson and Plas Wilkinson and wife Jean; brothers-in-law, Loyd Hunter and James Osborn.
He is survived by his wife, Pat of Cherryville, Missouri; one son, Tom Wilkinson of Cherryville, Missouri; two daughters, Brenda Kay Wilkinson and Sharon Kay Dunn and husband Kenny, all of Cherryville, Missouri; two brothers, Kenneth Wilkinson and wife Doris of Davisville, Missouri and Leon Wilkinson of Cherryville, Missouri; three sisters, Juanita Pyatt and husband Noah of Cherryville, Missouri, Lois Medlock and husband Rance of Davisville, Missouri and Freda Hunter of St. Peters, Missouri; sister-in-law, Mary Osborn of Dittmer, Missouri; dear friends, Kimberly Sue Smith of Cherryville, Missouri and Linda Skaggs of Davisville, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, March 7, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 8, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. John Slade officiating, Rev. Michael Abbott reading the eulogy and prayer by Rev. Harold Slade.
Special music of “Lord I’m Coming Home,” “At the Crossing” and “I Have Returned” were sung by Phyllis Gibbs and accompanied on piano by Shirley Brown.
Committal prayer and burial were in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Gary Pyatt, Robert Pyatt, Mike Medlock, Tim Medlock, Tom Gibbs and David Skaggs.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.
 

Fred Dwight Wilkinson, Sr.
Fred Dwight Wilkinson, Sr. of Cherryville, Missouri was born January 21, 1921 in Davisville, Missouri to Rev. Jessie Laban and Bessie May (Harris) Wilkinson and passed away Friday, May 27, 2011 at the age of 90 years.
On September 17, 1942 in St. Louis, Missouri he was united in marriage to Wilma Gladys Minks and to this union four children were born.
Fred grew up at Davisville and moved to St. Louis with his family at the age of 16.
He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946.
Fred was saved in 1961 at Hope Assembly in St. Louis under the ministry of Rev. Dwight Barton and was a Sunday School Superintendent at this church. He was baptized at Barnhart, Missouri. He and Wilmas home church has been at Center Ridge Pentecostal Church at Davisville, Missouri.
He worked over 30 years at ITT Blackburn in St. Louis as the plant manager and later worked at Mesker Bros. in St. Louis as the plant manager and retiring in 1982.
Fred enjoyed vacationing with his family, traveling, camping, hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Jessie and Bessie Wilkinson; three brothers, Chester Wilkinson and wife Doris, infant, Luthur Wilkinson and infant, Will Dee Wilkinson; two sisters, Leora Collier and husband Esco and infant, Evelyn Janette Wilkinson; one grandson, Jeffery Phipps; son-in-law, Everett Phipps; brothers-in-law, Rev. Ocie Neff, Elmer Lumley and Rev. Herman Skaggs; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Peter Minks and Aurelia (Hanson) Minks.
He is survived by his wife, Wilma of the home in Cherryville; one son, Fred Dwight Wilkinson, Jr. and wife Deborah of St. Louis, Missouri; three daughters, Madeline Carol Brandt and husband Jeff of Lakeland, Florida, Evelyn Mae Phipps of Cherryville, Missouri and Beverly Marie Cotton and husband George of St. Louis, Missouri; two sisters, Effie Neff of Cuba, Missouri and Nina Skaggs of High Ridge, Missouri; five grandchildren, Rodney Volner and wife Mary of Lakeland, Florida, Everett Phipps and wife Bridget of Cherryville, Missouri, Darrell Phipps and wife Cindy of Union, Missouri, Roger Boyd of St. Louis, Missouri and Christie Jo Blase and husband Eric of St. Charles, Missouri; six great grandchildren, Christopher Volner of Lakeland, Florida, CaSandra Boyd of St. Louis, Missouri, Brianna Phipps and Adam Phipps of Cherryville, Missouri, Mikayla Phipps of Union, Missouri and Aurora Blase of St. Charles, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
A funeral service was at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at the Center Ridge Pentecostal Church at Davisville, Missouri with Pastor Harrison Brown, Rev. Bob Coleman and Sister Ruth Callahan officiating.
Special music of Ill Be Looking For You, Ive Never Been This Homesick Before and Ill Lay It Down and Leave It was sung by Rev. Bob Coleman and Carol Coleman accompanied on piano by Shirley Brown. Other special music of When I Leave written by Charles D. Brown was sung and played by him. The music of Going Home was also sung and played by Everett and Bridget Phipps.
Committal prayer and interment was in the Martin-Trask Cemetery at Cherryville, Missouri with full military honors.
Casket bearers were Rodney Volner, Roger Boyd, Everett Phipps, Darrell Phipps, Jeff Brandt and Eric Blas?.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.

Nancy Patricia “Pat” Wilkinson
Nancy Patricia “Pat” Wilkinson of Cherryville, Missouri was born on Saturday, February 25, 1939 in Butts, Missouri to Thomas Ralph Elijah and Florence Jane Mallow Vance and passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2011 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 72 years, 8 months and 30 days.
Pat married Clyde E. Wilkinson on October 26, 1957 and to this union three children were born.
She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Steelville, Missouri. For several years she operated a crafts store “Pat’s Corner” in Steelville, Missouri. She enjoyed working with crafts, plastic canvas, jigsaw puzzles, making quilts, collecting over 2000 movies and spending time with her cat, “Tot.”
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Florence Vance; husband, Clyde; brothers-in-law, Tim Wilkinson, Plas (Jean) Wilkinson, Lloyd Hunter, James Osborn and Rance Medlock.
She is survived by her children, Thomas L. Wilkinson, Brenda Kay Wilkinson, Sharon Kay (Kenny) Dunn, all of Cherryville, Missouri; sister, Mary A. Osborn of Dittmer, Missouri; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Juanita (Noah) Pyatt of Cherryville, Missouri, Lois Medlock, Kenny (Doris) Wilkinson all of Davisville, Missouri, Leon Wilkinson of Steelville, Missouri, Freda Hunter of St. Peters, Missouri and Rilma Wilkinson of Cuba, Missouri; special friend, Kim Smith of Cherryville, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
A Memorial Service was at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 5, 2011 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Don Wissman officiating.
Burial was at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
 

Sharon J. Wilkinson
Sharon J. Wilkinson, formerly of Steelville, Missouri, was born June 17, 1945, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Edward and Hattie Rittenhouse passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at the age of 64 years.
She loved sewing, doing crafts and crocheting, but most of all she loved her family. Sharon retired from Greenwood Funeral Home after 22 years of service. She was a member of Southwood Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Norris Wilkinson; sons, Randal Wilkinson and wife, Laura, and Robert Wilkinson and wife, Sherry; daughter, Lisa Clark and husband, Rob; grandchildren, Danielle, Stephen, Justin, and Austin Wilkinson, Codi, Robyne and Amanda Clark; other relatives and friends.
Memorial service was held 11 a.m. Saturday, October 31, 2009 at Southwood Baptist Church.
Arrangements under the direction of the Greenwood Funeral Home, Fort Worth, Texas.

Virginia Willhite
Virginia Willhite was born January 28, 1929 in Howes Mill, Missouri to Virgil and Pearl (Sullivan) Cottrell and passed away July 20, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 81 years, 5 months and 23 days.
On May 16, 1947 Virginia was united in marriage to Lowell Willhite and to their union two children were born.
Virginia was a long time member of the Viburnum Freewill Baptist Church, where, as long as her health permitted, was actively involved in church activities. The greatest love of her life was her family, and spending time with them.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Pearl Cottrell; her husband, Lowell in December 4, 2001; four brothers, Norman, Dorman and Donald Cottrell and an infant brother, Larry Cottrell.
She is survived by her children, Michael Willhite and wife, Kathy, of St. Louis, Missouri and Brenda Lenderman of Paragound, Arkansas; one sister, Suzanne Lawson of Steelville, Missouri; grandchildren, Timothy Willhite and wife Beth, Aaron Willhite, Adam Willhite, Roger Glenn Lenderman and wife Natalie, Brooke Lenderman, Kevin Helldorfer and wife Carrie; Jessica Helldorfer; great grandchildren, Corinne Willhite, Claire Willhite and Lydia Helldorfer; other relatives and friends.
There was a visitation at the church from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. There was also a visitation for family and friends at the Salem Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary on Friday, July 23, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Funeral service was held on Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the Freewill Baptist Church, Viburnum, Missouri. Interment was in the Old Dillard Cemetery, Dillard, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary.

Carol J. Williams of Cuba, Missouri was born February 19, 1957 at Sullivan, Missouri to Herman Sidney and Irma Jean (nee George) McMillian, Sr. and passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at the age of 59 years.
Carol was united in marriage to Rick Williams on April 28, 1984 at Arbyrd, Missouri and to this union one son was born.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Irma McMillian Sr.; husband, Rick on April 1, 2002; and three brothers Mack, Joel and Clifford McMillian.
She is survived by her son, Clayton Williams of the home; one brother, Larry McMillian of Cuba, Missouri; four sisters, Joann and husband Dick Busse of St. Clair, Missouri, Karen Childress of Cuba, Missouri, Kathy Hays of Cuba, Missouri and Pam Richardson of St. James, Missouri.
Graveside service was held 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at the McMillian family cemetery in Cuba, Missouri with Chaplain Harold Harrison officiating. Special music was “Remember When.”
 

Darlene Williams
Darlene Williams of St. James, Missouri was born on August 30, 1935 in Sandusky, Ohio to Harold and Floybelle (Morgan) Koch and passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at the age of 76 years, 5 months and 29 days.
Darlene married Terry G. Williams of St. James, Missouri on April 5, 1980.
Darlene loved to cook and play Bingo. She grew beautiful flowers and plants and also loved her crossword books! She spent many hours on the back deck, totally enjoying the hundreds of hummingbirds she was committed to feeding every season. She was kitchen supervisor at Boys and Girls Town in St. James for many years before retiring. Darlene is also a member of the Women’s Auxiliary at the St. James VFW.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Floybelle (Morgan) Blatnik Koch and one brother, Keith.
She is survived by her husband of the home, Terry G. Williams of St. James, Missouri; three daughters, Ginny (Burley) Coleman of Columbia, Missouri, Patty (Burley) Young of Ashland, Missouri and Karen (Burley) Crane of Columbia, Missouri; three sons, Mike Burley of Udall, Kansas, Scott Burley and Mark Burley, both of Columbia, Missouri; four brothers, Duane (Butch) Koch, Keith Koch, Jack Koch and Spence Blatnik, all of Sandusky, Ohio; 20 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Friday, March 2, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Services were conducted on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri with Steve Cable officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Ruby Ellen Williams of Cuba, Missouri was born to Garrett C. and Edna (Ragan) Dickens on July 16, 1930 in Dixon, Missouri and passed away Friday, July 17, 2015 at the age of 85.
Ruby was united in marriage to Floyd J. Williams on September 16, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri and to this union two children were born.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Garrett and Edna Dickens; husband, Floyd J. Williams; two brothers, Louie Russell Dickens and Carl Dickens; one sister, Helen Brown; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Cecil Brown, Edwin Kitchen, Sharon Dickens, Shirley Dickens, Grace Williams and Charles Spurgeon.
She is survived by her two children, Lisa and husband Don Isbell of Cuba, Missouri and Lloyd and wife Coby Williams of Barnhart, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Kelsey, Jeremy, Jason (Caitlin), Colin and Corey Williams, Ben (Rita) Lee and Jacob (Morgan) Isbell; five great grandchildren, Dylan and Blake Lee, Zachery, Brianna and Sophie Williams; three sisters, Ruth Ann Dickens, Lucille and husband Gary Campbell, Mabel Kitchen; three brothers, Paul and wife Geraldine Dickens, James Dickens, Leon and wife Donna Dickens, all of Cuba, Missouri; one brother-in-law, Ernest Junior Williams of Meadview City, Arizona; one sister-in-law, Grace Spurgeon of Bland, Missouri; other relatives and friends.


Vicki Williams
Vicki Williams nee Head was born December 25, 1958 in Rolla, Missouri to William Obie and Nellie Mae Shepard Head and passed away Saturday June 30, 2012 at her home in Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 53 years.
She married Alan Williams on April 10, 1999 in Spring Bluff, Missouri.
Vicki worked at several convenience stores in the area, most notably at the Whistle Stop in Sullivan, Missouri.
She had great passion for and dearly loved her children and grandchildren. Vicki was a member of the 1st Assembly Church in Bourbon, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her father, William Head and a grandchild, Kali Starr McBride.
She is survived by her mother, Nellie Head of Steelville, Missouri; her husband, Alan of the family home; three sons, David Michael McBride and wife Ashley, John Dildine and Alan Williams Jr., all of Sullivan, Missouri; daughter, Leslie Tripp and husband Johnathon of Sullivan, Missouri; three brothers, Gus Head and wife Tessie of Steelville, Missouri, Rodger Head and wife JoAnn of Springfield, Missouri and Steve Head and wife Linda of Cleveland, Texas; two sisters, Kathy Lynchard and husband Gary of Bourbon, Missouri and Peggy Pratt and husband Steve of Sullivan, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Hayden, Kingston, Kane and Kenadi McBride, Taylor and Jake Dildine and Johnathon H. Tripp; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 from 4-8 p.m. at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral Services were at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.

Ricky R. Willis
Ricky R. Willis of St. James, Missouri was born June 28, 1960 in St. Louis, Missouri to James and Betty (Yates) Willis and passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013 at the St. Clare Hospital in Fenton, Missouri at the age of 53 years and 24 days.
Ricky was the absolute apple of his mother’s eye and although he was born with a crippling form of cerebral palsy, Ricky could certainly light up a room, he always had a smile on his face and laughter in his voice. He loved his family and spending time with family and friends was his favorite pastime, besides of course, fishing. He loved to fish and if you brought it up you had better be ready to go. Ricky blessed so many with his great attitude, big heart and beautiful smile.
After the death of his mother in November of 2012, Ricky was blessed again to have his brother Ronnie take over his care and stay in the home that he had always shared with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Betty Willis and a brother, Dennis Willis.
He is survived by his brother, Ronnie of the home; sister, Shawnan Widman and husband John of High Ridge, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held at the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary from 10 a.m. until service time.
Funeral service was held at noon on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary with Pastor Stephen Brubaker officiating.
Interment was in the Corinth Cemetery in Dent County.
Pallbearers were Larry Cooper, Ryan Willis, Justin Willis, Shane Chott, Greg Chott and Danny Yates.
Honorary pallbearers were Mark Cooper and Kevin Ritz.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary, St. James, Missouri.

Geraldine M. Wills
Geraldine M. Wills (nee Moore) was born December 29, 1924 in Gideon, Missouri to George and Isa Lena Moore and passed away May 6, 2012 at the age of 87 years.
Geraldine married Charles F. Wills on November 2, 1942 and to this union four children were born.
Geraldine was of the Pentecostal faith. She loved going to Church, singing the praises of the Lord and reading her Bible. She was a member of Rivers of Life Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Isa Moore; grandsons, Richard Lee Newcomb Jr. and Anthony Scott Farris; and son-in-law, Ed Farris.
She is survived by her four daughters, Sandra Farris of St. Louis, Missouri, Charlotte (Larry) Lynch of Wappapello, Missouri, Debra (Mike) Barbee of Steelville, Missouri and Vicki Limpert of Steelville, Missouri; nine grandchildren, Terry, Gary, Donna, Kelly, Tatia, Jerry, Robert, Melissa and Jaime; two brothers, George Moore Jr. and Billy Moore; one sister, Virginia Phillips; great grandchildren; great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Funeral service by Pastor Henry Copling.
Interment was at the Shephard Hills Cemetery in Barnhart, Missouri.

Barbara Wilson
Barbara Wilson of St. James, Missouri was born on July 5, 1929 in Gary, Indiana to Benjamin and Melva (Reed) Grundler and passed away July 9, 2013 at the Mineral Area Regional Medical Center in Farmington, Missouri.
Barbara worked for the University of Missouri in Rolla, Missouri as a bookkeeper until she retired in August 31, 1992. She was a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church for many years until her health no longer permitted. Although she could no longer make it to church Barbara had a great love of God and her family. She loved cooking and sharing a meal with family and friends. She enjoyed crocheting, crossword puzzles and cutting coupons. Barbara was an extreme couponer way back in the day when nobody else clipped. Barbara also enjoyed singing and always sang and rocked the babies, she also recorded herself singing for others to enjoy.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Melva Grundler; granddaughter, Kimberley Watson, and great grandson, Brantley Wilson.
She is survived by her children, Linda Wilson, of Springfield, Missouri, Sandra Watson and husband Junior of St. James, Missouri, David Wilson and wife Janet of Cordova, Alabama; grandchildren, Kristi Watson and special friend Stawn Pyle, Kelly Palmer and husband Chris, Kevin Watson, Kassie Watson, David Wilson JR, Josh Wilson and wife Brittney, Jessica Allison and husband Blake; great grandchildren, Haleigh Yates and special friend Josef Frierdich, Jarred Yates, Chris Palmer JR, and Jordan Wilson; she was eagerly awaiting her first great great grandson, Brentlee who is due in August; other relatives and friends.
A private memorial to celebrate her life will be held at a later day.
Arrangements are under the direction of James & Gahr Mortuary of St. James, Missouri.

Corey Michael Wilson
Corey Michael Wilson of St. James, Missouri was born in Rolla, Missouri on December 17, 1972 to Dennis and Judy (Boyle) Wilson and passed away July 16, 2012 in Rolla, Missouri from injuries sustained in a car accident, at the age of 39 years.
Corey was a graduate of John F. Hodge High School in St. James, Missouri Class of 1991. In school he enjoyed sports, but his passion came from wood shop where he learned his love of turning a block of wood into a beautiful and useful object. This instilled a love for working with his hands and helping to create beautiful homes, barns and commercial buildings. He was also a free spirit who enjoyed life to the fullest.
After a ski trip with his dad and his brother to Colorado, he knew what needed to be next, so after graduation he set off to explore the last Frontier in Alaska. This endeavor allowed his spirit to be free in a land of few people, vast beauty, and lots of adventure.
After realizing something was missing there that he could not get, he returned home to St. James to find that he had missed his home, the love and comfort of his family and his heritage that he was so proud of.
Corey again went to work in the construction field and was a much sought after trim carpenter. As we mourn for this young man who loved life, loved freedom, and loved his family “The community mourns for this young man who loved life, freedom and family and will be dearly missed.”
He is survived by his parents, Dennis and Lynn Wilson of St. James, Missouri and Judy and Doug Delong of Manhattan, Kansas; son, Cody Kenney of Leadville, Colorado; brothers, Lucas Wilson of Rolla, Missouri, Matt Caputo and wife Melissa of St. Peters, Missouri, James and Jared Delong; sisters, Emele Orris and husband Keith of Pacific, Missouri, Sara Delong and Chrystal Peppiatt; other relatives and friends; and estranged spouse, Rachel Wilson and children.
The family received guests from noon until service time.
Memorial service was held Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 2 p.m. with Father James Finder officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary.

Leo Dean Wilson
Leo Dean Wilson of St. James, Missouri was born June 3, 1940 in Scott County, Illinois to Leo Charles and Mildred “Lucille” (Coultas) Wilson and passed away April 20, 2010 at the Missouri Veterans Home in St. James, Missouri at the age of 69 years.
Leo proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Leo served for 20 years as a Dental Technician on the USS Tarawa before his retirement in 1978. Leo enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing.
After the death of his son Scott, Leo took the role of a “surrogate father to Nicklaus.” He went to his games and practices watching football, baseball, and wrestling.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Lucille Wilson; sons, Leo Dean Wilson JR, Chester Lewis Scott Wilson; sisters, Mary, Lois, and twins Ruth and Ruby.
He is survived by his daughter, Pamela Keck of King George, Virginia; daughter-in-law, Patricia Wilson of St. James, Missouri; grandchildren, Nicklaus Wilson, Collin and Caitlin Blake, and Victoria Wilson; other relatives and friends.
Memorial service was held Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 2 p.m. in the Missouri Veterans Chapel in St. James, Missouri with Stephen Brubaker officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary, St. James, Missouri.

Mary Louise Wilson
Mary Louise Wilson of Duke, Missouri was born on May 7, 1952 in Flat, Missouri to Herb and Erlea (Melton) York and passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the age of 61 years.
In 1969 she married Gary E. Wilson.
Mary was an avid outdoor person. She also loved spending time with family and friends. She became a loyal Cardinals fan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herb and Erlea York; a daughter, Tracy Forester in 2010; a brother, Floyd York, and two sisters, Dianna Clift and Margaret Hines.
She is survived by her husband, Gary E. Wilson of Duke, Missouri; one son, Gary Lee Wilson and wife Debra of St. James, Missouri; two brothers, Harlin York of Flat, Missouri and Christopher York and wife Linda of Troy, Missouri; two grandchildren, Garrett Wilson and Joshua Forester; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held prior to the service beginning at 1 p.m. at the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.
A memorial was conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at the Null & Son Funeral Home of Rolla, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Null & Son Funeral Home, Rolla, Missouri.

Bernie Winkle
Bernard W. (Bernie) Winkle was born in St. Charles, Missouri on March 22, 1930 to William and Loraine (Young) Winkle and passed away December 19, 2009 at his home in St. James, Missouri at the age of 79 years.
Bernie proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War from June 1947 to January 1950. Bernie received the Victory Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Medal.
Bernie was the father of three children when he met and married the former Reva Bock in July of 1980, inheriting the three children Reva had, they set out to make a life for their family.
He worked in new building construction and for Boys and Girls Town. He loved woodworking, fishing, motorcycles, and hanging out with fellow Veterans at the St. James V.F.W.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Loraine Winkle.
He was survived by his wife Reva, of the home; children, Billy, Ginger and Vicki Winkle; step children, Pamela Morton, Sharon Sisson, and Byron Bauer; brothers, Steve, Melvin and Eddie Winkle; 16 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Monday, December 21, 2009 from 6-8 p.m.
Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary with Father Charles Pardee officiating.
Interment in the High Gate Baptist Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary.


Anna M. Wirfs
Anna M. Wirfs of St. James, Missouri was born in St. James, Missouri on October 2, 1924 to Oldridge and Bessie (Martin) Matlock and passed away March 3, 2010 at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Missouri at the age of 85 years.
Ann Matlock was united in marriage to Thomas P. Wirfs Sr. on May 7, 1949, and to this union four children were born. Ann and Tom celebrated nearly 40 years together before his death in 1989.
Tom, Ann and the children were fortunate to live in several different states, traveling around the country as Tom’s job moved them around. Ann was a homemaker who centered her life around her family. She enjoyed reading and loved to cook for family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Oldridge and Bessie Matlock; husband Tom; son, Thomas P. Wirfs JR; one brother and three sisters.
She is survived by her children, Lynn Keithlin and husband Bill of California, David Wirfs and wife Connie of Illinois, James Wirfs and friend RoAnn Wilson of Rolla, Missouri; sister, Melba Holt of California; five grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Friday, March 5, 2010 from 5-7 p.m.
Funeral services were Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 11 a.m. in the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary with Steve Barber officiating.
Interment in the Matlock Cemetery, St. James, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary.

Everett Eugene Wisdom
Everett Eugene Wisdom of O’Fallon, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the age of 48.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Everett (Lola) Wisdom and Theodore (Beulah) Chandler.
He is survived by his wife, Kristi Wisdom (nee Krutzman); parents, Marvin E. (Ava Thomas) Wisdom and Shirley M. (Larry) Joyce; children, Noelle Wisdom and James Wisdom; siblings, Shari Folks and John (Velma) Wisdom; his beloved pet Jericho; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at the Baue Funeral Chapel.
Funeral service was held at noon Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at the Baue Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Baue Funeral Chapel, O’Fallon, Missouri.

Lola M. Wisdom
Lola M. Wisdom, daughter of the late John and Adeline (Chilton) Swyers, was born in St. James, Mo., on July 25, 1901, and entered into rest Friday, December 6, 2002 in St. James, Mo. at the age of 101 years, 4 months and 11 days. Lola was united in marriage to Everett Wisdom on April 24, 1923 and to this union four children were born. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend and will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her. Lola loved the outdoors, she was an avid gardener, seamstress and homemaker. Lola M. Wisdom is survived by two sons, John Wisdom, of Leasburg and Marvin Wisdom and friend Ava, of Salem; four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, Everett on October 10, 1972, two daughters, Freida Wilburn and Carnmolee Patt, two sisters, Ollie Kreuger and Mary Ilodge, two brothers, Randolf Swyers and Henry Roster and great-grandson, Mike Gillette. Funeral services for Lola M. Wisdom were held Monday, December 9, 2002 at 2 o'clock p.m. in the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary with Rev. Jack Scudder officiating. Interment was at the St. James Cemetery. Visitation was held Sunday, December 8, 2002 from 4 to 8 p.m. All arrangements were under the direction of James & Gahr Mortuary.
 

Raymond J. “Bud” Wishon
Raymond J. “Bud” Wishon was born January 29, 1931 in Rolla, Missouri to Raymond A. and Elsie M. (Borlisch) Wishon and passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at Homestead Health & Rehabilitation Center in Garden City, Kansas at the age of 81 years.
Bud was a retired fertilizer Ag. chemical sales representative for Helena Chemical Co. Bud was well known by all as “The Children’s Story Man.” He took children to “The Land of Peppermint Seas,” “Chewing Gum Trees,” and other fantasyland places for many years.
Bud began his agricultural career in the Garden City area in 1951. He has lived in the Garden City area since.
On December 18, 1947 he married Opal A. Kingston in Rolla, Missouri.
During the past 58 years, Bud worked for the Garden City Co-op, Garden City Farm Center, Blicks Agri Farm Center, Maxima Corp. and Helena Chemical Company where he retired in 1996. He enjoyed gardening, traveling, camping, fishing with his family, and hunting with his neighbors and friends. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren and as a lifetime deacon of the church he served on the deacon board for years. He was active in 4-H and served on the Finney Co. 4-H Council Board.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Elsie Wishon; son, Fredrick Wishon; daughter, Wilma J. Wishon; two brothers, Marion Joseph Wishon and Chester Wishon; and two sisters, Dorothy Shipley and Delores Miller.
He is survived by his wife, Opal Wishon of the home; two daughters, Beverly Ann and husband Dennis Coates of Garden City, Kansas and Diane Lynn and husband Max Crockett of Holcomb, Kansas; brother, Arnold Wishon of Garden City, Kansas; four sisters, Leeta and husband Clarence “Red” Dingus of Holcomb, Kansas, Patricia and husband John Baier of Holcomb, Kansas, Marietta and husband Spencer Burtis of Garden City, Kansas and Loretta Wishon of Garden City, Kansas; five grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren.
Visitation was from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 24, 2012 at the Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City, Kansas.
Funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2012 at the Garden City Church of The Brethren with Rev. Gerry Dupuis officiating.
Burial followed at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City, Kansas.
Arrangements under the direction of the Garnand Funeral Home.


James Walter Witt
James Walter Witt was born on June 14, 1922, in Washington County to John and Dora Dilks Witt and died on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at the age of 87 years.
He served in the army during World War II in the European Theater.
When he returned home, he was united in marriage to Ruby Williams on June 28, 1947 and to this union four children were born.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Sullivan, Missouri where he served as a deacon. He spent most of his working years in construction. He served two terms as an alderman on the city council.
He enjoyed gardening and always made room for his beautiful flowers. He also enjoyed woodworking. He spent one week every summer at the Central States Youth Camp near Patterson and served as a director on the camp board.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Dora Witt; parents-in-law, Oliver and Ada Mae Williams; an infant son, James Oliver; one brother, Bruce; two brothers-in-law, Herschel and Melvin Williams, and one sister-in-law, Shirley Witt.
He is survived by his wife Ruby; one daughter, Nancy and her husband Dale LaChance of Lebanon, Missouri; two sons, Paul and his wife Sharon of Sullivan, Missouri and Tim and Channe of Fordyce, Arkansas; 10 grandchildren; five great- grandchildren; six brothers, Sam and his wife Fern of Sullivan, Missouri, Richard and his wife Alice of Waterloo, Illinois, Harry and his wife Jean of Tacoma, Washington, Charles from Greenville, South Carolina, Donald and his wife Margie of Warrenton, Jerry, of Cuba, Missouri; one sister, Josie of Sullivan, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Maxine and Ruth Ann Williams of Sullivan, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastors David Phillips and Kirk Parnell officiating.
Interment followed in the Oddfellows Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.

Shirley C. Witt
Shirley C. Witt of Cuba, Missouri formerly of Sullivan, Missouri, was born on April 20, 1946 at Clovis, New Mexico to John and Elwanda Thompson and passed away at her home on Sunday, April 11, 2010 at the age of 63 years.
She was raised by her grandparents in Portales, New Mexico and at the age of 16 was married to Jerry D. Witt.
They made their home in Sullivan, Missouri for a time where Shirley worked for Wal-Mart. Jerry and Shirley later moved to Texas and then a year ago moved back to the Cuba area to live. Shirley enjoyed her home and surroundings and had a way to make those around her laugh. She was always friendly and would help anyone in need. Shirley loved to chat with friends and family on the internet and her updates and emails will be missed.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry of the family home; one daughter, Felicia “Lisa” Koepke and husband Kerry of Steelville, Missouri; three grandsons, Alex James of Cuba, Missouri, Kerry E. Koepke and wife Wendy of Troy, Missouri, and Ronald M. Koepke of Sullivan, Missouri; one brother, Steve Thompson of Lovington, New Mexico; three half-brothers, Dwayne and Mark Eldridge, both of Duncan, Oklahoma and Dwight Thompson of Clovis, New Mexico; three great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan.
Cremation followed in lieu of funeral services.
All arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Elmer Roy Wodicker
Elmer Roy Wodicker of Union, Missouri was born in St. Louis, Missouri on February 26, 1931 to Elmer Richard and Flora (Hemminghaus) Wodicker and passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Victoria Manor in Union, Missouri.
On October 4, 1953 in San Angelo, Texas he was united in marriage to Betty Jo Chasak.
He served his country with the United States Air Force during the Korean War and was a bookkeeper for the St. Louis Post Dispatch.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Jo Wodicker; daughters, Debra Dessau and husband Richard of St. Louis, Missouri and Laura Shockley and husband Keith of Cuba, Missouri; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
His body was cremated and no services are planned at this time.
Arrangements under the direction of the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home, Owensville, Missouri.

Elsie Foley Wolfe
Elsie Foley Wolfe was born in Tampa, Florida on March 17, 1915 and passed away June 30 in Rolla, Missouri at the age of 98 years.
Elsie lived in Menlo Park, California from 1947 until 2006 where she and her husband, Roland Wolfe had a photography studio and later a framing business.
Elsie went to the Dana Hall School in Wellesley Massachusetts, and afterwards studied photography at the Clarence White Photography School in New York City. Together with her sister, she lived in New York where she owned a photography studio (Hoops and Foley) from 1939 until shortly before she moved, with her mother, to California.
After the death of her husband in 1982, Elsie was an active volunteer at Little House in Menlo Park, and she took several international trips as a companion volunteer. She moved to The Presbyterian Manor in Rolla, Missouri in 2006.
She is survived by her treasured extended family, Debbie Hillyer of Cuba, Missouri, Maurine Hillyer Mitchell of Springfield, Missouri, Miles Hillyer of Cuba, Missouri and Shannon Mitchell of Springfield, Missouri; her sister, Dorothy Foley Knecht of Thousand Oaks, California; her nephews, Gary Knecht of Oakland, California and Curtis Knecht of Ventura, California; her niece, Barbara Knecht of Boston, Massachusetts.
A memorial service was conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church in Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.

Alice Alma Wood
Alice Alma Wood was born, May 22, 1927 in Cherry Valley, Missouri to Winford and Carrie Leota (Stricker) Hardin and passed away Thursday, October 15, 2009 at her home in the Berryman community at the age of 82 years.
Alice was united in marriage to Hyle Ray Wood on September 3, 1946 in Potosi, Missouri and to this union three children were born.
Alice enjoyed reading, embroidery, feeding the birds and being a loyal Cardinal baseball fan. She loved her little cat, KatieKat, but most of all she loved being around her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Winford and Carrie Hardin; her husband, Hyle; two brothers, William Marvin Hardin and Dwight Hardin and wife Nellie; two sisters, Gertrude Brown and husband Art and Mabel Porter; brothers-in-law, Bud Wood and wife Virginia, Walter Wood, Fred Wood, Emmett Smith and Claude Skaggs.
She is survived by her two sons, Winford Wood and wife Marlaine of Wentzville, Missouri and Allan Wood and wife Victoria of Marthasville, Missouri; one daughter, Rosella Helm and husband Clyde of Steelville, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Sarah Wood, Sam Wood, Jessica Thornhill and husband Brandon, Kathryn Wood, Daniel Wood, Cassie Middleton and husband Lynn, and Paul Helm; four great grandchildren, Austin and Andrew Thornhill and Tatum Washburn and Colton Middletown; brother-in-law, Cliston Porter of Naylor, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Wood of Viburnum, Missouri, Jennie Pauline Smith and Rosella Skaggs of Steelville, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hyle; two brothers, William Marvin Hardin and Dwight Hardin and wife Nellie; two sisters, Gertrude Brown and husband Art and Mabel Porter; brother-in-laws, Bud Wood and wife Virginia, Walter Wood, Fred Wood, Emmett Smith and Claude Skaggs.
Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2009 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 18, 2009 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Rod Farthing officiating. Special music of “In the Garden”, “Peace in the Valley”, “Old Rugged Cross” and “Go Rest High” was played.
Committal prayer and burial were in the Steelville Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Daniel Wood, Samuel Wood, William Wood, Brandon Thornhill, Evan Ryan and Zackary Stubbert.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

Anna Mae Wood
Anna Mae Wood, nee Osborn, daughter of the late Ted and Agnes Osborn, was born October 31, 1932 and passed away September 7, 2006 at the age of 73 years.
She was the beloved wife of James Wood, married 54 years; dear mother of Ronald Wood, Roger Wood and Diane (Jim) Missey; dear grandmother of Ryan and Tyler Missey; dear sister of Dorothy (late William) Counts; dear sister-in-law of Patricia (late Donald) Osborn, Robert (Barbara) Wood, Jean (late William) Wood; dear aunt, great aunt and great great aunt; cousin and friend.
A memorial service was held September 11, 2006 at the Valhalla Chapel of Memories in St. Louis, Missouri.
 

Keith Allen Wood
Keith Allen Wood of Leasburg, Missouri was born in Jefferson City, Missouri on July 2, 1970 to Reuben Darrell and Patricia (Streumph) Wood and passed away Sunday, November 27, 2011 at the age of 41 years, 4 months and 25 days.
On April 14, 1990 in Hermann, Missouri he was united in marriage to Wendy McClary.
He was preceded in death by his father, Reuben Wood.
He is survived by his wife, Wendy Wood of Bourbon, Missouri; mother, Patricia Stradford of Owensville, Missouri; children, Amber Wood, Nicole Wood and Kayla Woemmel, all of Owensville, Missouri; and step-son, Danny Bacon and wife Jill of Hermann, Missouri.
A Memorial Service was held on Monday, December 5, 2011 at 11 a.m. with visitation beginning at 9 a.m. at the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville, Missouri with Fr. Jeremy Secrist officiating.
Burial was in the Koenig Cemmetery in Belle, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville, Missouri.
 

Matthew Ray Wood was born July 7, 1980 at Farmington, Missouri to Alva Ray and Penny (Welch) Wood and passed away July 26, 2015 at Salem, Missouri at the age of 35 years.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Pauline Wood Pruitt, John Pruitt, William Franklin Wood, Avis Welch Eaves, David Eaves; and brother, Jonathan Ray Wood.
He is survived by his parents, Ray and Penny Wood, Bunker; son, Dalton Richard Ray Wood of Farmington, Missouri; sister, Stephanie Ann Hamilton and husband, James of Ironton, Missouri; special aunt, Patty Huitt of Cuba, Missouri; nieces and nephews, Breanna Hamilton, Jacob Hamilton, Amanda Wood Garcia and husband Ely, and Jonathan Wood; other relatives and friends.


James “Jack” Woodcock
James “Jack” Woodcock of Bourbon, Missouri was born on December 14, 1926 in Sullivan to Claude and Ava Robertson Woodcock and passed away Friday, November 27, 2009 at the age of 82 years.
He served his country during WWII as a Navy CB. He worked for many years as a union auto worker for Ford but his passion was his cattle farm.
On August 4, 1984 he married Margie Hardy in Sullivan, Missouri.
He was a lifetime member of VFW Russell Schmidt Post 3987, a 40-year member of the Belleville, Illinois Moose Lodge and a member of the Fraternal Order of the Oddfellows.
He was preceded in death by his father, Claude Woodcock and his mother, Ava Licklider.
He is survived by his wife, Margie of the family home; five children, Don Speck of California, Walter Speck of Bourbon, Missouri, Patricia Speck of St. Louis, Missouri, Stella Wood of Cuba, Missouri and LaFawn Thurmond and husband Boyd of Stanton, Missouri; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Landing of Sullivan, Missouri and Beverly Smallwood and husband Bob of Fenton, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 29, 2009 from the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri with Michael Delashmit officiating.
Burial followed in the Cave Spring Cemetery.
Arrangements under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.


Tina R. Woodham
Tina R. Woodham of DeSoto, Missouri, was born November 19, 1937 at Huzzah, Missouri to Fred and Bertha Turnbough Tinker and passed away January 16, 2013 in Crystal City, Missouri at the age of 75 years.
Tina was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, crafting, reading and crossword puzzles. She also had pen pals. Tina was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in DeSoto, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Bertha Tinker; husband, Luther “Sonny” Woodham; sister-in-law, Dorothy Tinker; brothers, Henry, Clarence, Leonard, Fred Jr., and Kenneth Tinker; sisters, Wilma Tinker and Zella Bailie.
She is survived by children, Ronald Woodham of DeSoto, Missouri, Cary (Jodi) Woodham of Caseyville, Illinois, Stanley Woodham of Leadwood, Missouri, Kelvin (Kathy) Woodham of Hillsboro, Missouri, Debra (Roger) Yount of Barnhart, Missouri, Sherry (Chuck) Shaw of Leadwood, Missouri and Denise (Rick) Richter of Hillsboro, Missouri; brothers, Merle Tinker of St. Louis, Missouri, Elwood (Vonnie) Tinker of Belhaven, North Carolina and Euel (Wanda) Tinker of Hillsboro, Missouri; 17 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Friday, January 18, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. at the First Freewill Baptist Church and the service time was Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the First Freewill Baptist Church in DeSoto, Missouri with Bro. Bob Thebeau officiating.
Burial was in the Peaceful Ridge Cemetery, DeSoto, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mahn Funeral Home in DeSoto, Missouri.
 

Myrtle G. Woods
Myrtle G. Woods of Cuba, Missouri was born to Joel B. and Fannie B. (Phillips) Walker on December 20, 1924 in East Prairie, Missouri and passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013 at her home at the age of 88 years.
Myrtle was united in marriage to Cleo Woods on February 27, 1941 and to this union two children were born.
Myrtle retired in 1998 from Paramount Apparel in Bourbon after 25 years of dedicated service. She volunteered at the Cuba Head Start program for many years. She enjoyed flowers, sewing, reading and spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joel and Fannie Walker; husband, Cleo Woods; three brothers, Gene, Earl and Edward Walker.
She is survived by her daughter, Pat and husband Dennis Whitworth of Catawissa, Missouri; son, Curtis and wife Linda Woods of Cuba, Missouri; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Monday, May 20, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home with Pastor Bud Sanders, officiating.
Interment followed at the Meramec Hills Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

Donald R. “Woody” Woodson
Donald R. “Woody” Woodson of Leasburg, Missouri was born to Fred and Dorothy (Cizek) Woodson on December 19, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away Wednesday January 18, 2012 at Phelps County Regional Medical Center at the age of 85 years.
Donald was a retiree of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council #8920 and the Leasburg American Legion Post. In his spare time he enjoyed crossword puzzles and word search games.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Dorothy Woodson; first wife, Bernadette Woodson; one sister, Shirley and her husband Frank Boersig.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Woodson of Leasburg, Missouri; one daughter, Patricia and husband Scott Redman of St. Louis, Missouri; step-children, Rockie Radcliff of Cuba, Missouri, Robert and wife Nancy Radcliff of St. Louis, Missouri, Betty and husband Ronnie Bourbon of Robertsville, Missouri and Robin Barklage of Sullivan, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Molly, Karley, Matthew, Kasey, Clayton, Joseph and wife Judy, Tammy and husband Steve and Daniel; one brother, James and wife Marcella Woodson of Bulverde, Texas; other relatives and friends.
Memorial Mass was held on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 6 p.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Cuba, Missouri with Father James Finder as the Celebrant.
Donald gifted himself to St. Louis University School of Medicine.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

Alma Nadine Wools
Alma Nadine Wools of St. James, Missouri was born February 10, 1924 in Phelps County, to George Sherman and Essie Vera (Jones) Keasling and passed away Saturday December 22, 2012 at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center at the age of 88 years.
On May 31, 1941, at the Church of God in St. James, Nadine was united in marriage to Albert Thomas Wools.
She is survived by her husband, A.T. Wools of St. James, Missouri; sons and daughters-in-laws, Michael H. Wools and Mary Wools and Ritchie and Linda Wools both of St. James, Missouri; one daughter, Alberta Kelley of St. Louis, Missouri; one sister, Essie Hale of St. James, Missouri; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law, Gene Kelley; two brothers, George and Jim Keasling and three sisters, Mildred Bartle, Gladys Howard and Margaret Keasling.
Visitation was held on Wednesday December 26, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday December 27, 2012 at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel with Rick Mosher officiating.
Burial was in the Miles Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Patrick Kelley, Michael C. Wools, Travis Wools, Matthew Wools, Lee Cable and John Nicolay.
Arrangements under the direction of Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Elsie Jeannette Roberts Dennis Woolsey
Elsie Jeannette Roberts Dennis Woolsey, nee Arnold, of Ballwin, Missouri was born on June 20, 1931 in St. Louis Missouri and passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the age of 81 years, 9 months and 10 days.
She enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, playing bingo and pool.
She was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter; and two brothers.
She is survived by her children, Larry (Judy)) Roberts of Seminole, Oklahoma, Dan (Carmen) Roberts of Hillsboro, Missouri, David (JoEllen) Dennis of Ballwin, Missouri and Todd (Deborah) Dennis of O’Fallon, Missouri; stepson, Larry (Nancy) Groves of Redmond, Washington; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Graveside service was at noon on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Skaggs Cemetery in Steelville, Missouri with Pastor Dan Roberts officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.

Calvin “Cab” T. Wright
Calvin “Cab” T. Wright of St. James, Missouri, formerly of Steelville, Missouri was born on November 18, 1928 to Lewy A. and Flossie Perkins Wright and passed away February 28, 2013 at the age of 84 years, 3 months and 10 days.
Calvin lived most of his life in Crawford County in the Long Ridge Community and attended the Long Ridge School.
As a young boy, Calvin began his employment at Chaumiere Farms in Steelville where he worked until his retirement at age 62.
For the past several years he had lived with his sister, Jane and her husband Ed in St. James, Missouri.
Calvin was a very humble and caring person who never met a stranger. He loved his family and his church and always looked forward to meeting with them. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan and always looked forward when the season started and could watch the games on TV or had the opportunity to attend a game.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewy and Flossie Wright; one sister Gladine Wright; and one nephew.
He is survived by two brothers, Edwin E. Wright and wife Faye of Rogersville, Missouri and John W. Wright of St. James, Missouri; one sister, Jane Clinton and husband Ed of St. James, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 4, 2013 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Jerry Baumann officiating and Stephen Brubaker reading the obituary.
Special music of “In the Sweet By and By” and “How Great Thou Art” was sung by Stephen Brubaker and accompanied on piano by Jeanette Ashley. Memories were shared by Gary Hardecke, Stephen Brubaker and Marsha Glosemeyer.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri.
Casket bearers were Travis Clinton, Brad Clinton, George Adams, Gary Hardecke, Marty Page and Jim Marcellus.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.


Martha Caroline Martin-Wright
Martha Caroline Martin-Wright, nee Setzer, of Steelville, Missouri was born December 15, 1919 in Viburnum, Missouri to Newton Wesley and Ida Angeline (Baker) Setzer and passed away Sunday, July 25, 2010 at Gibbs Care Center in Steelville, Missouri at the age of 90 years.
She married Fred Martin and to this union three children Stanley, Ruby and Charlotte were born. Later in 1954, she married Wayne Wright and one son, Joe, was born. He preceded her in death in 1985.
Martha was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cherryville for many years. In her spare time, she loved to play music on the guitar, mandolin and the banjo. She also enjoyed reading and making quilts.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Newton and Ida Setzer; her husband, Wayne; five brothers, Howard Setzer and wife Nina, Ray Setzer and wife Freda, Floyd Setzer and wife Ovie, Dellian Setzer and wife Erma and Paul Setzer; four sisters, Mabel Setzer, Margaret Howdeshell and husbands, Dwight Howdeshell and Lloyd Cooksey; Mildred Hogan and husband Harry and Mandy Halbert and husband Carl and one grandson, Kelly Brand.
She is survived by her two sons, Stanley Martin and wife Velma and Joe Wright and wife Lola, all of Steelville, Missouri; two daughters, Ruby Bouse and husband Tom of Cuba, Missouri and Charlotte Brand of Steelville, Missouri; one sister, Mary Conaway of Herculaneum, Missouri; 10 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Jeff Wilson officiating. Special music of “How Great Thou Art,” “In the Garden” and “Amazing Grace” was sung by Brad Bouse, Madison Bouse, Sandra Wilson, Adams Wilson and Brittany Wilson with accompaniment by Joyce Bouse on piano. Memories were shared by granddaughters, Sandra Wilson, Vicky Taff and Phyllis Conaway.
Committal prayer and burial were in the Cherryville Baptist Cemetery at Cherryville, Missouri.
Casket bearers were Kyle Brand, Kenton Brand, Kerry Brand, Tom Bouse, Jr., Brad Bouse, Rick Martin, Carl Baker and J.W. Wright.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.
 

Donald Bernard Wyatt
Donald Bernard Wyatt was born on December 17, 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri to Frank R. Jr. and Ruth Ilene (Schmidt) Wyatt and passed away at his home in St. James, Missouri on September 11, 2011 at the age of 71 years, 8 months and 25 days.
Donald was united in marriage to Marcia Jane Wells on April 29, 1972 in Kent, Ohio.
Don was a family man who always had time for his wife and his boys. He was in the Scouts for 10 years. He was active in the Trinity Episcopal Church in St. James and was a Lay Reader for many years. He worked many years at UMR now S&T, in the Circulation Department at Library.
He loved to deer hunt, and loved to take road trips to see the Ozarks.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank Jr. and Ruth Wyatt and one son, Douglas James Wyatt on February 3, 1981.
He is survived by his wife Marcia of St. James, Missouri; three sons, Craig Donald Wyatt and wife Carrie of Whitewater, Wisconsin, Matthew Dwain Wyatt of St. James, Missouri and Patrick Bernard Wyatt and wife Amy of St. James, Missouri; three brothers, Frank R. Wyatt III and wife Joan of Houston, Texas, Gary Allen Wyatt and wife Cindy of Sullivan, Missouri and Rick Kevin Wyatt and wife Wendy of St. James, Missouri; five grandchildren, William, Carmen and Megan Wyatt and Jared and Jason Brim; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Memorial services were conducted at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at the Trinity Episcopal Church in St. James, Missouri with Steve Barber officiating with Sharon Dolisi, organist.
Internment of the ashes at the Miles Cemetery near St. James, Missouri, with full military honors.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Phyllis Ann Wyatt
Phyllis Ann Wyatt of St. James, Missouri was born in Hastings, Nebraska on June 24, 1933 to Ernest Rudolph and Anna Marie (Ruhter) Schmidt and passed away on June 28, 2010, at the Meramec Nursing Center in Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 77 years and 4 days.
Phyllis was united in marriage to Frank Wyatt Jr. on July 5, 1958 in Aurora, Colorado and to this union four children were born.
Phyllis was a dietician at the Waynesville Hospital in Waynesville, Missouri and at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Missouri for several years. She also worked in the Nursing Homes in Cuba and St. Roberts as a dietician. Phyllis retired from the Missouri Veteran’s Home in St. James, Missouri after 10 years of service there.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank on September 10, 2005; one brother, Bernard Schmidt; one sister, Mary Shinn and one grandson, Doug Wyatt.
She is survived by four sons, Frank Richard Wyatt III and wife Joan of Houston, Texas, Gary Allen Wyatt and wife Cythyna of Sullivan, Missouri, Rick Kevin Wyatt and wife Wendy of St. James, Missouri and Donald Bernard Wyatt and wife Marcia of St. James, Missouri; 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was on Friday, July 2, 2010 from 6-8 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 3, 2010 at the St. John Lutheran Church in St. James, Missouri with Jeffrey A. Schanbacher officiating.
Pallbearers were Michael Wyatt, Pat Wyatt, Matt Wyatt, Alex Wyatt, Steve Wyatt and Craig Wyatt.
Burial was in the family plot in the Miles Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
 

Clifford M. Wymer
Clifford M. Wymer of Bourbon, Missouri was born in rural Bourbon, Missouri on February 7, 1929 to Luther and Alice Mae (Payne) Wymer and passed away at his home on Friday, September 23, 2011 at the age of 82 years.
He was a life-long resident of the Bourbon area and as a youngster worked at the sawmill.
On December 24, 1949 he was united in marriage to Shirley Roach at Leasburg, Missouri. Clifford was employed for a time at Paramount Headwear Company in Bourbon and later as an assistant furnace operator at Meramec Mining Company in Sullivan, Missouri and had worked there until his retirement. Clifford enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed spending time at the Simmerly Sawmill with friends and family. Clifford is also remembered for his love of life and animals.
he was preceded in death by parents, Luther and Alice Wymer; three brothers, Ovie, Calvin and Eldon Wymer and one sister, Dorothy Ive.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley of the family home; two sons, Kevin and Keith Roach and wife Jamie, all of Bourbon, Missouri; one sister, Ava Rohrer of Bourbon, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 9-11 a.m. at the Eaton Funeral Chapel in Bourbon, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 26, 2011 from the Eaton Funeral Chapel in Bourbon, Missouri with Reverend Mike Delashmit officiating.
Interment was in Bourbon Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Bourbon, Missouri.
 

Eldon S. Wymer
Eldon S. Wymer of Bourbon, Missouri was born on September 24, 1937 at Bourbon, Missouri to Luther C. and Alice Mae (Payne) Wymer and passed away, Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at the age of 72 years.
He was a life-long resident of Bourbon, Missouri.
On December 7, 1963 was married to Wilma L. Neff and to this marriage a daughter was born.
Eldon worked at a variety of jobs, which included Paramount Headwear Company, Meramec Mining and lastly worked at the sawmill in Bourbon. He honorably served his country with the U.S. Army, attaining the rank to Tech Sergeant.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Alice Wymer; two brothers, Ovie and Calvin Eugene Wymer and by a sister, Dorothy Ivie.
He is survived by a daughter, Patricia Pratt and husband Roy of Bourbon, Missouri; one brother, Clifford Wymer and wife Shirley of Bourbon, Missouri; sister, Ava Rohrer of Sullivan, Missouri; sisters-in-law Gladys and Viola Wymer; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Eaton Chapel in Bourbon, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 7, 2010 from the Eaton Chapel in Bourbon, Missouri, with Earl Simmerly officiating.
Interment with full military honors was in Bourbon Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Bourbon, Missouri.
 

Gladys I. Wymer
Gladys I. Wymer of Bourbon, Missouri, was born at Hinch, Missouri to Charlie and Elva (Richards) Summers on October 1, 1926 and passed away on Friday, September 30, 2011 at the age of 84 years.
In 1945 she was united in marriage to Ovie E. Wymer and to this union three children were born.
She enjoyed traveling with friends, square dancing and bluegrass music. She
also was fond of auctions and would bid on various nick-nacks for her
collection. Gladys attended the Pea Ridge Pentecostal Church.
She is survived by two sons, Carroll Wymer and wife Sally of Bourbon, Missouri,
and Vernon Wymer and wife Cathy of St. Clair, Missouri; one daughter, Linda
Griffith and husband Gary of Sullivan, Missouri; one brother Charles (Chuck)
Summers and wife Dixe of Richland, Missouri; five grandchildren, Richard, Brian,
Gary, Falecia and Matthew; seven great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 from the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Floyd Starks officiating.
Interment was in the Bourbon Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of Eaton Home in Sullivan, Missouri.


Karen Ann Wynn
Karen Ann Wynn, nee Cottrell of Cuba, Missouri was born October 7, 1951 in Davisville, Missouri to Vencil and Alline Harris Cottrell and passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011 at Cuba Manor at the age of 59 years.
Karen worked as a certified nursing aid for several years. She attended Midland Pentecostal Assembly.
When her health permitted, she loved to fish, go camping, crochet and cook. She also loved growing flowers outdoors and indoors. Karen had a beautiful voice and loved to sing and listen to country and gospel music. She is remembered in earlier years being full of laughter and fun and never meeting a stranger. She had a special dog, Heidi that she loved very much. Most of all she loved her grandsons and family.
She was preceded in death by her father, Vencil Cottrell.
She is survived by her daughter, Shannon Helmig and husband Jeff of Owensville, Missouri; her mother, Alline Cottrell of Sullivan, Missouri; two brothers, Doug Cottrell of Steelville, Missouri and Jim Cottrell and wife Jan of Sullivan, Missouri; two sisters, Rhonda Farris and husband Bill of Sullivan, Missouri and Cleta Hartman and husband Jim of Roach, Missouri; two grandchildren, Kevin and Brandon Roark; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home with Bro. Alan Miles officiating. Special music of “The Light House” and “He Wrote My Name” was sung by Don Turnbough, Perry Barton and Charles Harper accompanied on piano by Bonnie Barton. Other special music played was “River of Jordan.”
Committal prayer and burial were in the in the Steelville Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Perry Barton, Ronnie Cottrell, Dale Cottrell, Don Turnbough, Jeremy Farris and Tony Martin.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

 

 


 

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