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

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Colleen Yeargan
Colleen Yeargan was born to William J. and Edna (Lynn) Coleman January 18, 1922 in Colton California and passed away June 28, 2010, at Meramec Nursing Center, Sullivan, Missouri.
After graduating Colton High School she began a career with Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co. in San Bernardino, California; starting as an Operator and retiring in 1974 as an Assistant Traffic Operating Manager. She was also a member of the San Bernardino Uptown Business Women’s Association and served as treasurer.
In 1943, she met her husband Ralph one Sunday and married him the next; a true “love at first sight” story.
She and her husband made Sullivan their home in 1984.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Ralph; siblings, Finis Coleman, Rui Smith, William “Bill” Coleman, Frances Christian, and Corliss “Buck” Coleman; grandson Kevin Trippler, granddaughters-in-law Julie Shaffer and Pam Shaffer and son-in-law, Jack Angle.
She is survived by daughters, Colleen Rae Shaffer and husband from Sullivan, Missouri, Janet Sibole and husband from Morganton, North Carolina, and Linda Angle, who was also her caregiver, from Rosebud, Missouri; grandchildren, Glenn Shaffer, Jr. from Denver, Colorado, Dwane Shaffer and wife from Lake Menefee, California, Justin Trippler and wife from Choctaw, Oklahoma, Grey Hawkins III and wife from Warrensburg, Missouri, Ralph Hawkins from Bourbon, Missouri, Valorie Cunningham and husband from Morganton, North Carolina; three great grandsons; two great granddaughters; a very special neighbor and friend, Rosemary Copeland; other relatives and friends.
Memorial Funeral Services were private.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Milton "Milt" Yeary
Milton "Milt" Yeary of Steelville, Missouri, passed away Sunday, January 3, 2010 at the age of 75 years. Visitation from 11 a.m. until the time of service Thursday, January 7, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri. Funeral service at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 7, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri. Interment at Steelville, Missouri. Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.


Milton Frederick Yeary
Milton Frederick Yeary of Steelville, Missouri was born July 21, 1934 in Wesco, Missouri to Milton B. and Frances E. (Hertlein) Yeary and passed away Sunday, January 3, 2010 at the age of 75 years.
He was married to Charlotte Tapperson in 1955 and to this union six children were born. In 2004, he was married to Carol Ann Rhodes.
From childhood Milt enjoyed the simple pleasures of growing up on a farm, loved by family and friends. The country school and Steelville High School were followed by four years at Missouri University in Columbia, Missouri where he received his degree in Animal Husbandry.
Milt’s activities in college included the University Livestock Judging Team. In 1954-55 the team competing in the American Royal in Kansas City, the Chicago Livestock Show, and an important show in Denver, Colorado.
After college and marriage, Milt came back to Crawford County and used the land where he grew up as his base. He started his career in agriculture by representing the National Stockyards in Illinois. At the same time he partnered with his parents in the farm that was to become Yeary Farms.
A few years later, Milt became manager of Farmer’s Production Credit Association with offices in Rolla, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his father, Milton B. Yeary and one son, Matthew Christopher Yeary.
He is survived by his mother, Frances Yeary of Steelville, Missouri; his wife, Carol Ann Yeary of Steelville, Missouri; two sons, Miles Yeary of Steelville, Missouri and Merrit Yeary and partner, Carrie Williams of Seattle, Washington; three daughters, Megan Yeary of Cook Station, Missouri, Meredith Yeary of Seattle, Washington and Melissa Yeary and husband Dave Green of Portland, Oregon; two stepchildren, Scott Mosley and Mark Mosley and wife Becky all of St. Louis, Missouri; three grandchildren, Noah Green, Cooper Green and Emma Williams; one step grandson, Wyatt Mosley; one sister, Lorna Reasor and husband George of Atlanta, Georgia; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 11 a.m. until service time on Thursday, January 7, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 7, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Jerry Beers officiating. Eulogies were shared by Bill Freeman, Clayton Reasor and Miles Yeary.
Special music of “Amazing Grace” and “Precious Memories” were sung and played by Rev. Jerry Beers. Other music of “Still the Rivers All Run Dry” and “Someday” were sung and played by the Yadkin Creek Boys.
Committal prayer and burial were in the in the Steelville Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Jim Thomas, Karen Thomas, Bill Freeman, Clayton Reasor, Johnny Brice, Dale Lunsford, Jim Vaughn and Dillon Parry.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

Elvera “Vera” L. Yewell
Elvera “Vera” L. (Lohse) Yewell of Cuba, Missouri was born February 10, 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri to Harry W. Lohse and Minna P. (Prunner) Lohse and passed away Saturday, July 17, 2010 at the Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 78 years.
In 1963 at St. Louis, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Roy Yewell who preceded her in death in 1983.
Vera worked in St. Louis for several years at the Bank of Overland as a teller, and after moving to Steelville, worked at some of the local restaurants and Golden Echoes where she was known as a “great bread maker.” Later she worked at Gibbs Care and in the Deli at Voss Truck Stop in Cuba.
She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Steelville and a member of the St. Michael’s Extension Club. Later she attended Holy Cross Catholic Church in Cuba.
Vera loved traveling and especially throughout Europe. She also enjoyed camping, fishing and having her dogs around to love.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Minna Lohse; her husband, Roy; and one brother-in-law, Harold Mabbitt.
She is survived by her special friend, Judy Green of Cuba, Missouri; one brother, Harry Lohse and wife Maude of St. Louis, Missouri; three sisters, Marie Mabbitt of Chesterfield, Missouri, Katherine Stalf and Loretda Yewell and husband John, all of St. Peters, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Father James Finder officiating.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Martin Cemetery at Cherryville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.
 

Sheila Jean York
Sheila Jean York of Cuba, Missouri was born Friday, December 30, 1949 at Columbus, Kansas to Eado and Helen (nee Grove) Lucchi and passed away Friday, June 29, 2012 at her home in Cuba, Missouri at the age of 62 years.
Sheila retired in early 2006 as the HR Manager from the Brake Parts Inc in Cuba after 26 years of dedicated service.
Sheila was united in marriage to Ken York on November 18, 1989 at Columbus, Kansas.
She enjoyed golf, swimming, traveling, her flower gardens, sewing and going to the boat in her spare time.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Eado and Helen Lucchi.
She is survived by her husband, Ken York of Cuba, Missouri; one son, Curt Reynolds of Cuba, Missouri; one daughter, Renee and husband Doc Terry Sellers of Cuba, Missouri; two step daughters, Janet and husband DG Ellison of Columbus, Kansas and Donna and husband David Endicott of Scammon, Kansas; two grandchildren, Garrett and Lacey Sellers of Cuba, Missouri and two step grandchildren, Emily and Gavin Endicott of Scammon, Kansas; two sisters, Betty Turner and Rose Ann Box, both of Columbus, Kansas; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Henrietta and WL York Jr. of Columbus, Kansas; three sisters-in-law, Bobbie Westervelt of Cherokee, Kansas, Connie and husband Jack Taft of Webb City, Missouri and Pamela Evitts of Arkansas; other relatives and friends.
Memorial visitation was held on Monday, July 2, 2012 from 5-7 p.m. at Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Memorial service was at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 2, 2012 at the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

Pansy Delight Young (nee Dicus) was born on Sunday, August 27, 1916 in Keysville, Missouri to Calvin Elic and Etta Cassidy Dicus and passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at the age of 98 years, 11 months and 6 days.
Pansy married Conn Holmes Young on June 17, 1940 in Keysville, Missouri and to this union six children were born.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Calvin and Etta Dicus; husband, Conn; son, Robert R. Young; grandsons, Paul Matthew Young and Jacob Scot Ware; brothers, Thomas Dicus, Waymond Dicus, Fred Dicus and Sam Dicus; sisters, Mildred Ransom, Edith Hardin Dunn, Erma Dicus and Ruth Harmon.
She is survived by her children, James (Geneva) C. Young, Lee (Eula) Young, Grace (Curt) Ware, Dale (Dottie Cox) Young, all of Steelville, Missouri and Glenn (Barb) Young of Cuba, Missouri; brother-in-law, Roy Harmon of Steelville, Missouri; close family friends, David Hall and Jim Jones of Steelville, Missouri; 22 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Burial at the Keysville Cemetery, Keysville, Missouri.
 

Phyllis Young
Phyllis Young of Sullivan, Missouri was born on November 27, 1947 at Saint Louis, Missouri to Robert H. and Pearl Grace (Mesger) Townsend and passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the age of 65 years, 4 months and 9 days.
She had lived her entire life in Sullivan, Missouri and was a graduate of Sullivan High School, Class of 1965. She then attended Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau, Missouri and in 1970, earned a Bachelors Degree in Education. Phyllis taught at various schools in the area, which included Owensville Junior High, Cuba High School and later substituted and was a teacher’s aide at Sullivan High School. The last several years she was a librarian at the Sullivan Public Library.
On August 8, 1970 she was united in marriage to Michael Young at Sullivan, Missouri.
Phyllis enjoyed gardening flowers as well as cooking. She was an avid reader and loved animals-especially cats. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sullivan and served in the Saint Louis Temple for 11 years.
She is survived by her husband, Michael of the family home; two sons, Jeffery Young and wife Jennifer of Sullivan, Missouri and Scott Young and wife Kari of Morgantown, West Virginia; Bonnie Dean, whom she loved as her daughter; 10 grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan and on Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 9 a.m. until time of services at the church.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 11, 2013 from the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints in Sullivan, Missouri with President Mark Griffith officiating.
Interment was in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Sullivan, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
 

Robert Leon Yount
Robert Leon Yount was born in Desloge on December 23, 1939 to Everett and Lizzy (Martin) Yount and passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at Parkland Health Center at the age of 81 years.
He grew up in Leadwood where he graduated from Leadwood High School in 1948. He loved all sports and played baseball with the St. Louis Browns in the Kitty League. When he returned home to work for St. Joe Lead Co.
He married Mary Lois Van Lear in November 1949.
He played one more year in the Kitty League and then returned to Leadwood where they spent 61 years and 11 months happily raising their family and enjoying their friends. Bob was a member of the Leadwood United Methodist Church and remained active in Little League Baseball, coaching for years. He also worked as a coach to train young boys (4-6 graders) to play basketball.
Bob retired from St. Joe Lead in 1984, and soon thereafter, managed The Bank of the Leadbelt, until retiring in 1991. He was given the honor of being selected to referee the State Class Championship games played at Kiel Auditorium on two different occasions.
Bob served on MAC College Board from 1969 through 1975, and served on the Leadwood Cemetery Board, as the Secretary/Treasurer for 50 years, and was a board member for Bank of the Leadbelt.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Lizzy Yount; brother, Delmon Yount; sister in-law, Myra Yount and a nephew, Steve Yount.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; two children, Robert Van (Van) Yount of Desloge, Missouri and Patti Lizabeth Sullivan and husband Stan of Steelville, Missouri; two brothers, John Yount of Presbyterian Manor, Donald Yount and wife Mildred of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; four grandchildren, Kelly Gentry of Desloge, Nathan Yount and wife Brittney of Arnold, Erin Christianson and husband Charles, Jennifer Pearse and husband Randy of Little Rock, Arkansas; four great grandchildren, Mason Miller, Peyton Pearse, Reagan Pearse, and Erika Christianson, all of Little Rock, Arkansas; sister in-law, Helen Yount of Fenton, Missouri, brother-in-law, C.E. Van Lear (Bud) and wife Janet of Buchanan, Michigan; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, on Friday November 4, 2011 from 5-9 p.m.
The service was held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Chapel in Desloge, on Saturday November 5, 2011 at 2 p.m. with Padre Bob Payne officiating. Interment followed at the Leadwood Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Missouri.

James “Lee” Yowell
James “Lee” Yowell was born to Everett and Bessie (Noakes) Yowell in Newburg, Missouri on September 2, 1948 and passed away Sunday, June 6, 2010 at Beauvois Manor in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 61 years.
Lee loved to watch and cheer for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team and was the champion Wii bowler at the manor where he lived. He loved to fish and hunt and tell stories about it with his buddies.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Bessie Yowell; two sisters, Sylvia Gordon and Sharon Goodall; five brothers, Alvis, Amos, Everett, Ralph and Mark Yowell.
He is survived by his daughter, Holly MacBeth Smith, St. Louis, Missouri; granddaughter, Jayme LeeAnn Smith of St. Louis, Missouri; stepson, Eric Tivoli of St. Louis, Missouri; two brothers, Albert Yowell and wife Nancy of St. Joseph, Missouri and Charles Yowell of Salem, Missouri; sisters, Betty Sellers and husband Homer of Steelville, Missouri, Bessie, Jessie Yowell and Thelma Scott of Rolla, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 27, 2010 at the Apostolic Pentecostal Church, Rolla, Missouri with Pastor Gary Teague officiating.

Dorothy Geneva Zaritz
Dorothy Geneva Zaritz of Ozark, Missouri formerly of St. James, Missouri was born on July 4, 1919 to Henry and Jessie (Wright) Berry and passed away in Springfield, Missouri on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at the age of 93 years, 6 months and 11 days.
Dorothy was united in marriage to William G. Zaritz on January 29, 1934 in Waterloo, Illinois.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William G. Zaritz on January 23, 1996; her parents, Henry and Jeffie Berry; two sons, Leroy Zaritz in 1985 and Robert Louis Zaritz in 2004.
She is survived by one daughter, Phyliss J. Harper and husband Ronald of Ozark, Missouri; one son, William Michael Zaritz; 15 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Friday, January 18, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel.
Music was provided by Mary Lou Basham and Ron Harper with Charlet Hemme at the organ.
Burial was in the Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Mary Irene Zimmerle
Mary Irene Zimmerle was born on July 5, 1929 in St. Louis, Missouri to Cecil Wellington and Martha Blanche (Davis) Newton and passed away on Friday, July 30, 2010 at the age of 81 years.
Irene was fondly known to many as “Rene”.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Martha Newton; step-mother, Pearl Irene (Tipton) Newton; brother, Orel Horace “Bud” (Marvel) Newton and one sister, Martha Lorene (John) Paneitz.
She is survived by three sons, Art (Beverly) Willhite of Picayune, Mississippi, Darren (Mary Ann) Zimmerle and Terrance (Julie) McKellar of St. Charles County, Missouri; two daughters, Cheryl Egan of Palentine, Texas and Marti Scheller of St. Louis, Missouri; one brother, Charles (Iola) Newton of Florissant, Missouri; three sisters, Louise (Emmett) Holdman of Affton, Missouri, Bonnie (Roger) Albers of Golden, Illinois, and Wanda (Wally) Moreland of Springfield, Illinois; 10 grandchildren, several great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Interment was under the direction of Jones Funeral Home, St. James, Missouri, with graveside services at the High Gate Baptist Church Cemetery in rural Maries County on July, 31 2010, with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at the High Gate Baptist Church on August 28, 2010 at 11 a.m.


Stanley Joseph Zita
Stanley Joseph Zita of St. James, Missouri passed away Sunday, January 3, 2010 at the Missouri Veterans Home in St. James, Missouri at the age of 86 years.
He is survived by his wife, Geraldine (Bartle) Zita of St. James, Missouri; stepchildren, Joanna Featherstone of Arizona and Barbara Mitchell of Maryland; sister, Mary Stanislaus of New Jersey; brother-in-law, Harry Bartle of Kentucky; sisters-in-law, Norma Leonard of Rolla, Missouri, Dorothy Rodgers of St. James, Missouri and Maxine Hukill of Olathe, Kansas; several step grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 9 a.m. until time of service at the Missouri Veterans Home Chapel.
Funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at the Missouri Veterans Home Chapel in St. James, Missouri with Don Carson officiating.
Burial with full military honors in the Missouri Veterans Home Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

Corrine J. Zulpo
Corrine J. Zulpo was born June 9, 1921 in Rosati, Missouri to Emilio Donati and Francesca (Amedei) Donati, and entered into rest Monday, July 26, 2010 in Cuba, Missouri.
She celebrated 64 years of marriage to Joe Zulpo on July 13.
Survivors include her husband, Joe, of the home; two sons, Joseph of Rosati, Missouri and Steven of Chesterfield, Missouri; one grandson, Matt; one great granddaughter, Mariah, along with numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by two sisters, Concetta “Chetty” Pardee and Bruna Marie Cuccarollo.
Corrine was preceded in death by one son, Marion; two brothers, Louis and Mike Donati, and three sisters, Sr. Anita Donati, Delphine Krewson and Lena Marchi.
She was a homemaker, and enjoyed making bread and other Italian dishes, crocheting and helping to raise and harvest grapes on the family farm. Corrine was a life long member of St. Anthony Church in Rosati and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Ladies’ Auxiliary. She also worked at the polls for many years as an Election Judge.
Visitation was held Wednesday, July 28, 2010 from 6-8 p.m. at James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Church in Rosati with Fr. Charles Pardee officiating.
Burial followed at St. Anthony Cemetery in Rosati.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary of St. James, Missouri.


Katherine M. “Kay” Zweig
Katherine M. “Kay Zweig” of Rolla, Missouri, formerly of Vichy, Missouri was born on March 22, 1929 to George E. and Lena (Cordes) Smith in Red Bird, Missouri and passed away in St. Louis, Missouri on Monday, June 7, 2010 at the age of 81 years, 2 months and 18 days.
Katherine was united in marriage to Clifford L. Zweig of North Dupo, Illinois on July 29, 1950 in Salem, Arkansas and to this union three children were born.
Katherine attended high school in St. James, Missouri, college at Southwest Missouri State and began teaching locally and later in the State of Kansas and Texas. After marriage she initially lived in Dupo, Illinois, moved to Greensboro, North Carolina, Bartlesville, Oklahoma and Bedford, Texas before returning to the area and residing in Vichy, Missouri.
In the year of 2000 she moved to Rolla, Missouri where she resided until her death. She worked at the Missouri Veterans Home in St. James, Missouri for a number of years in addition to her primary role as a homemaker. Her interests were family, friends, reading, quilting, sewing, cooking, dancing and any form of travel whether near or far.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Lena Smith; husband, Clifford L. Zweig on July 25, 1997; two sisters, Berneice Zinn and Nora Johnston.
She is survived by two sons, Kurt C. Zweig and wife Lynne of Plano, Texas and Dr. Doug Zweig and wife “Dee” of Chesterfield, Missouri; one daughter, Vicki Gibbons and husband Jerry of Rolla, Missouri; two brothers, George J. Smith and wife Joyce of Rolla, Missouri and James Leroy Smith and wife Donna of St. James, Missouri; two sisters, Ella Mae Cowan of St. James, Missouri and Mildred Brown of Rolla, Missouri; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, June 11, 2010 at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in St. James, Missouri with Amy Turner officiating.
Pallbearers were Dustin Gibbons, Jason Zweig, Sandy Zinn, Steve Smith, Greg Zweig and Ken Fox.
Burial was in the family plot in St. James Cemetery in St. James, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

 

 


 

 

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