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Robert (Bob) Clark Gibbs
Robert (Bob) Clark Gibbs, age 73 of Marshall died Saturday Feb. 2, 2002 at The Living Center in Marshall.
Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002 at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall with William W. Harlow officiating. Memorial graveside service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Elmwood Cemetery in Mexico. Visitation is from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall.
Mr. Gibbs was born July 13, 1928 in Mexico to Robert Clark Gibbs, Sr. and Carolyn Worrell Gibbs.
He married Donna Oehler on March 10, 1962.
He had lived in Marshall since 1963, moving from Kansas City. He was owner and operator of Robert's Studio in Marshall. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Marshall, Marshall Optimist Club and the Professional Photographers Association of Greater Kansas City. He attended the Missouri Military Academy and was a 1946 graduate of Mexico High School. He attended the University of California Art Institute majoring in photography. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include two daughters, Kelly Elizabeth Norwood and husband, Haig, Olathe, Kan., Anne Melissa Hooper and husband, Sheldon, Marshall; one sister, Dorothy Lee (Bunny) Mamel, Bloomington, Minn.; two grandchildren, John Robert Hooper and Peyton Elizabeth Norwood; nieces and nephews, Bruce and Jane Mamel, Raleigh, N.C., Jill and Kurt Larsen, Bloomington, Minn., and Joanne and Richard Kaiser, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Cousin, Jennie Dilley, Yreka, Calif.; and four great-nephews.
Memorials may be made to The Living Center in Marshall.

ESPY G. DUVALL
Espy G. Duvall, age 88 of Mexico, died at 12:55 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2002 at Pin Oaks Nursing Center.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Arnold Funeral Home. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Mr. Duvall was born March 5, 1914, in Sturgeon, the son of Clifton T. and Ada Mae (Barnes) Duvall.
He first married Jessie Tiffany and later on May 11, 1953, he married Mary E. (Robison) Johnston in Mexico.
Mr. Duvall was a carpenter and a member of Carpenter's Union in Mexico.
Survivors include one son, Tommy Duvall, of Higbee; one daughter, Eva Mishler, of Mexico; two step-sons, Bob Johnston of Mexico and Jim W. Johnston of Paris; one step daughter, Deloris Wells, of Mexico, two adopted daughters, Fannie Garrett of Mexico and Connie Jarretts of Shelbina; 24 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles Lindy Duvall of Perry; and three sisters, Lena M. Stuart of Thompson, Maxine Lloyd of Boonville, and Bessie Luckett of St. Louis.
He was preceded in death by one son, Espy Gene Duvall, four brothers, two sisters, and one infant.
Memorials are suggested to the Pin Oaks Nursing Center or the American Diabetes Association.

ADA GENTRY
MONTGOMERY CITY - Ada Fern Gentry, 81, of Jonesburg, died today, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at Columbia Regional Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Schlanker Funeral Home in Montgomery City.

ADA GENTRY
MONTGOMERY CITY - Funeral services for Ada Fern Weeks Gentry, 81, of Jonesburg, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Schlanker Funeral Home in Montgomery City. Burial will be in the Bellflower Cemetery.
Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
She died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at Columbia Regional Hospital.

WALTER L. ALLEN
Walter L. Allen, age 76 of Mexico, died on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000.
Graveside services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the Columbia Cemetery with the Rev. Randall Sawyer officiating.
Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Arnold Funeral Home.
Mr. Allen was born on Oct. 29, 1924 in Mexico to Lawrence and Elizabeth Allen.
On March 9, 1945, he married Mary Lowrey in Columbia.
He was a buyer for Wetterau Foods and retired after 29 years.
He had lived in Columbia and Mexico all of his life.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Allen of the home; a daughter, Nancy Goedeke of Mexico; a son and daughter-in-law, Marc and Amy Allen of Springfield; and three grandchildren, Dain Goedeke of Columbia and Maggie and Grant Allen of Springfield.
Memorials may be made to the Heart Association.

Iris D. Smith
Iris D. Smith, 82 of Vandalia, died Dec. 5, 2000 at Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia. Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. at the Holt Funeral Home in Vandalia. The Rev. Glenn Forman will be officiating. Burial will be in the Vandalia City Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Dec. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Holt Funeral Home in Vandalia.
Mrs. Smith was born on Sept. 3, 1918 in Miller County, the daughter of Loren and Electra Thompson Atwell. Surviving are two sons, Aurthur (Von) Smith and Virgil Smith, both of Vandalia; three brothers, Carl Atwell, Gene Atwell and J.R. Atwell, all of Eldon; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Dennis Atwell, Archie Atwell and Bill Atwell; and four sisters, Cleo Gardner, Wanda Burnett, Maxine Atwell and Lucille Earp.
Mrs. Smith had lived in the Vandalia area for 30 years, where she was a member of the Church of Nazarene.

Gladys M. Shaw
Funeral services for Gladys M. Shaw, age 93 of Vandalia, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at the Southside Baptist Church, Vandalia, with the Rev. Marvin Jones officiating. Music will be provided by Lorene Syler, pianist, and Davalene Ferguson, soloist. Interment will be in Vandalia Cemetery. Visitation is from 9:30 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the Southside Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Foree, Ronnie Ford, Bryron Dean, Bernie Ijams, Stephen Shaw Jr. and Adam Shaw Sr.
Mrs. Shaw died at 6:25 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2001 at Tri-County Care Center, Vandalia.
She had worked as an LPN for many years in the area and was a member of the Southside Baptist Church, Vandalia. She was a Mexico High School graduate.
Mrs. Shaw was born Jan. 24, 1908, in rural Audrain County to Ralph and Maude Peyton Adams.
She married George Parker in 1926; she then married Roy Shaw; he preceded her in death.
Survivors include three sons, Stephen G. Shaw of Mineola, Chester Parker and George Parker Jr. of Maryland; two step-daughters, Barbara Foree of Farber and Francis Weakley of Billings, Mont.; 18 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Orval and Glen Adams; one sister, Virgie McGee; one daughter, Juanita Workman; and one stepson, Ronald Lee Shaw.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Waters Funeral Home, Vandalia, is in charge of arrangements.

John Ritchie
STURGEON - John R. Ritchie of Seattle, Wash., formerly of Sturgeon, died Sunday, April 4, 2001, in Seattle.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Meador and Son Funeral Chapel in Sturgeon. Burial will be in the Mount Horeb Cemetery, Sturgeon.
Visitation will be from noon until time of the services at the funeral chapel.

Gary G. Hornbeck
Gary G. Hornbeck, 63, of Mexico, died on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Auxvasse City Presbyterian Church in Auxvasse. Visitation will be on Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. The Rev. Robert Marty will officiate and interment will be in Sunrise Memorial Gardens, north of Montgomery City.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Auxvasse City Presbyterian Church or to the Audrain Humane Society.
Gary G. Hornbeck was born in Sikeston, May 6, 1938 to Sidney Francis and Virginia (Lynch) Hornback. He was one of 14 children.
Preceding him in death were his parents; three brothers, Rex, Marty and Harry; one sister, Patsy Poucher; and three infant children. Surviving are Shirley Birk and her husband, Charles, of Tamms, Ill., Jerry Hornback and his wife, Joan, of Cobden, Ill., Joe Hornback of Jackson, Betty Edwards and her husband, Jim, of Boca Raton, Fla., Rita Wright and her husband, Wayne, of Williamsville, and Wayne Hornback and his wife, Pennie, of Centerville, Iowa.
On March 19, 1966, Gary married Phyllis J. Hensley (nee Womble) in Overland. Phyllis survives at the home in Mexico.
Gary served in the U.S. Navy from 1955-1959 as a radar man, aboard the USS Pickaway. He worked for the Federal Government as a computer specialist for 30 years, maintaining the computer records of the U.S. Army Reserve.
Gary was a Private Pilot, and his hobby and love was in flying and building aircraft. He built four experimental aircraft: a VariEze, a Glasair, a Protech 2, and a Zenith Zodiac 601. The VariEze and the Zenith Zodiac 601 are now on display at the St. Louis Aviation Museum, and the Protech 2 was donated to Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, for instructional purposes.
Gary was a member of the Auxvasse City Presbyterian Church, the National Experimental Aircraft Assn., the Aircraft Owner's and Pilot's Assn. and a Charter Member of the EAA Mid-Mo Chapter 1225.

Guy Francis Wright
Funeral services for Guy Francis Wright, age 86 of St. Louis, formerly of Vandalia, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, at Waters Funeral Chapel, Vandalia. Officiating will be the Rev. Bob Hoehn. Music will be provided by Sharon Hoehn, pianist. Interment will be in Kilby Cemetery, Estes. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday, Nov. 17, at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Wright, Bobby Hunn, Michael, Mark and Robert Callen, Matthew and John Hall.
Mr. Wright died at 11:01 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001 at Missouri Baptist Hospital, St. Louis.
He had been an electrician for Mack Electric Co. for over 35 years before retiring in 1980. He lived in Vandalia area until 1947, then moved to St. Louis. He was a member of the Marvin Park United Methodist Church, St. Louis and a member of I.B.E.W. Member Local 1. He served in the Pacific Theater in the U.S. Navy during World War II. 
Mr. Wright was born April 28, 1915 in Vandalia, to Jefferson Davis and Nellie Elizabeth Branstetter Wright.
He married Margaret Elizabeth Hall on Feb. 7, 1943. She preceded him in death on Sept. 4, 1993.
Survivors include one daughter, Patti Jo Wright of St. Louis; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by five brothers and five sisters.
Memorials may be made to Kilby Cemetery Association or the American Cancer Society.

Marilyn Palmer
STURGEON - Marilyn Palmer, 76, of Columbia, died at the University Hospital Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001. 
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Meador & Son Chapel in Sturgeon. Burial will be in the Mt. Horeb Cemetery. 
Visitation will be today, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Eileen K. Walkenhorst
Eileen K. Walkenhorst, age 75 of New Haven, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002 at St. John Mercy Medical Center, Creve Coeur.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Port Hudson with the Rev. William Zastrow officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Lutheran Cemetery, Port Hudson. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home, New Haven.
Mrs. Walkenhorst was born March 7, 1926 in New Haven to Emil Brune and Edna Brune (Nee Pelster).
She married Harold Walkenhorst on Feb. 24, 1946 in Port Hudson. He survives at the home.
Mrs. Walkenhorst was a farmwife.
In addition to her husband, she is also survived by two daughters, Carol and husband, Mervin Seidel, Jefferson City, and Sharon and husband, Dwight (Butch) Helling, Mexico; one son, Roland and wife, Denise Walkenhorst, New Haven; one brother, Leonard Brune, New Haven; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and twin boys in their infancy.
Memorials may be made to Ebenezer Lutheran Church.

Zella L. Bonney
Zella L. Bonney, age 94 of Mexico, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002 at home.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 at Elmwood Cemetery Shelter with burial to follow. Visitation is from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at Arnold Funeral Home.
Mrs. Bonney was born Dec. 26, 1907 in Audrain County to William and Clementine Adams Wainscott.
She married Jesse D. Bonney in 1929 in Mexico.
She was retired from Audrain Medical Center where she had been an assistant dietician. She was a member of Midway Christian Church and served in the Ladies Auxiliary at AMC and was a member of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include one daughter, Dorothy E. Bise of Marco Island, Fla.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Nov. 4, 1969 and three brothers.

Dorothy I. Benus
Dorothy I. Benus, 75 of Mexico, died at 5:33 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002 at Audrain Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Rick Smith officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. There will be no visitation.
Pallbearers will be Earl Benus, Eric Benus, Randall Weber, Bob Adams, Charles Ruse and Terry Mayes.
Honorary pallbearers will be Donald Gruner, Roy Popp and Roy Harper.
Mrs. Benus was born March 3, 1926, in Mexico, to H.I. and Naomi Elizabeth (Montgomery) Gibbins.
She married Elmer R. Benus on Aug. 21, 1944 in Laddonia. He preceded her in death June 5, 1997.
She had worked for Don Buie and R.T. Hodges and was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons and their wives, Earl R. and Sue Benus, Boonville, and Eldon R. and Tami Benus, Columbia; two grandsons, Eric Benus, Boonville, and Ellis R. Benus, Columbia; one great-granddaughter, Shelbi Higbee, Clinton; one brother, Robert Gibbins; and two sisters, Betty Overstreet, Kennewick, Wash., and Joan Andrews, Spirit Lake, Idaho.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Howard Gibbins, and one sister, Norma Ruth Butler.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church.
Arnold Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Dunbar
Funeral services will be held for Dorothy Ann Dunbar, 61, Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 1:30 p.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church in rural Wellsville. Revs. Gary L. Harrelson and Robert Stoddard will officiate. Mrs. Vivian Updyke will be the organist.
Mrs. Dunbar died at 10:11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, at Audrain Medical Center where she had been a patient since Jan. 30.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 4:30 until 8 p.m. at Myers Funeral Home in Wellsville.
Burial will be in the Wellsville Cemetery.
Dorothy was born in Mexico, on Oct. 11, 1940, the daughter of Claude B. and Grace Lee Dowell Slonaker. She was married on July 25, 1971 to Paul Wendall Dunbar who survives at their home.
She was a graduate of Paris High School. She obtained a bachelor's degree from Central Methodist College and a master's degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She had resided in Wellsville since 1961, moving here to teach business education. She taught for nine years prior to her marriage. She was a devoted homemaker and mother.
Dorothy was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church where she taught the adult women's Sunday school class and was a member of WMU. She was also active in many community organizations including P.E.O., Chapter EC, Friends of the Library, Young Farm Wives, Harmony Club, and many others throughout the years.
Survivors in addition to her husband include two daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. and Mrs. Chad (Beth) Wilkerson of Kansas City, and Mr. and Mrs. Lindell (Jennifer) Spiers of Wellsville. She is also survived by many relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant daughter.
Memorials may be suggested to Hopewell Baptist Church or to Breast Cancer Research.

Marvin Johnson
NEW FLORENCE - Marvin "Gene" Johnson, 77, of New Florence, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at New Florence.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today at Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home in New Florence. Burial was in New Florence Cemetery.

Alpha Richard
PERRY - Alpha Mae Richard, 90, of Farmington, formerly of Perry, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at Southbrook Nursing Center, Farmington.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. William Catholic Church in Perry. Burial will be in the Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery in Chamois.
Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. today at Bienhoff Funeral Home, Perry.

Anna McCune
MONTGOMERY CITY - Anna L. McCune, 92, of Montgomery City, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, at Boone Hospital Center, Columbia.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Faith Baptist Church in Montgomery City. Burial will be in the Montgomery City Cemetery.
Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Schlanker Funeral Home.

Helen Reading
CURRYVILLE - Helen Margaret Reading, 94, of Curryville, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, at Hannibal Regional Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Curryville Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Mount Air Cemetery near Curryville.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green.

Jack Spurrier
Jack J. Spurrier of Mexico, age 83, passed away on Nov. 25, 2002. Mr. Spurrier was born on July 16, 1919 to Ralph E. and Minnie (Kelso) Spurrier, in Sandpoint, Idaho. He moved to Mexico in 1935 with his mother, step-father, T.H. Rickman, Sr., and family. He graduated from St. Brendan High School in 1936, attended college in Chicago and joined the A.P. Green Refractory Company in 1941 in the Plant Engineering Department as a mechanic's helper. Three years later he was named Assistant Purchasing Agent for the company. From this position, he became a Sales Correspondent and then Assistant Export Sales Manager, and was later promoted to Territorial Sales Office Manager and Sales Correspondent supervisor. In 1953, he was transferred to St. Louis as Assistant Territory Sales Manager and the following year was transferred to Toledo, Ohio as the company's first industry specialist as Manager of Sales-Glass Industry. In this position, he was responsible for sales to the Glass Industry in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. He was head of the International Division of A.P. Green and was a Vice-President of the company.
On Oct. 29, 1941, he married Marilynn Mundy, who survives at Gamma Road Nursing Home in Wellsville. He is also survived by his four children, James J. Spurrier and his wife, Jean, of Vincennes, Ind.; Jane Spurrier-Brock and her husband, Glenn Brock, of Reserve, La.; Jacquelyn Hagan and her husband, Steve, of Mexico; and Thomas J. Spurrier and his wife, Amanda, of Charlotte, N.C. Seven granddaughters, Jenna Stucker of Indianapolis, Ind.; Jamie Spurrier of Vincennes, Ind.; Andrea Spurrier of Reserve, La.; Erin Hagan and Kelli Hagan of Mexico; Caroline Spurrier and Sarah Spurrier of Charlotte, N.C.; and one great-grandson, Aden Spurrier of Reserve, La., also survive him. Other survivors include his half-brothers, Howard, Harold and Robert Rickman. His parents, his step-father, two sisters, Gertrude Hulme and Lucille Shaw, and a brother, Ralph Spurrier, preceded him in death. 
Mr. Spurrier was an active member of St. Brendan Catholic Church as a lector, song leader and communion minister. He was also active in the local Republican Party and served several terms as a Precinct Committeeman. He was awarded the "Tough Tusk" by the local Republican Committee for his service.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at St. Brendan Catholic Church. Officiating will be Father Henry Reichert. Burial will be at St. Brendan Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Arnold Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to St. Brendan Church; the Monastery of St. Clare, 4419 N. Hawthorne Street, Spokane, WA 99205; Morning Star Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 8087, Spokane, WA 99205; St. Brendan's Educational Foundation, 210 E. Love, Mexico.

Clarence J. (Huck) Williams
Clarence J. (Huck) Williams, age 86 of New Canton, Ill., formerly of Vandalia, died at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 2002 at Illini Community Hospital, Pittsfield, Ill.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry, Ill., with graveside services in Vandalia, Mo., at 2 p.m. Visitation is from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27 at Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry, Ill. Burial will be in Vandalia Cemetery, Vandalia, Mo.
Mr. Williams was born Dec. 9, 1915 in Vandalia, Mo., the son of William and Mary Elizabeth (Dow) Williams.
He first married Edith Austin on Dec. 7, 1941 in Montgomery City. She passed away in February of 1947. Then he later married Romona Maiden in May of 1955 in Vandalia. She passed away in February of 1987. He then married Martha E. Smith on Aug. 13, 1988, in Hannibal. She survives in New Canton, Illinois.
Mr. Williams was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church of Hannibal, Mo. He had owned and operated Williams Antiques in Vandalia, Mo. He was also a car salesman for over 40 years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mary Kate and husband, Vernon (Skip) Barns of Hannibal, Mo., and Karol Lain of Darien, Ga.; one son, John C. Brown of Metamora, Ill.; four granddaughters, Melissa Fayad of Mexico, Mo., Melinda Jennings of Hannibal, Mo., Robyn Lybargar of Laddonia, Mo., and Nicole O'Dell of Cary, Ill.; one grandson, Patrick Barns of Palmyra, Mo.; 11 great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Arlene Williams of Vandalia, Mo.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Edgar; five sisters, Ruby Pierce, Edith Moss, Georgia Uhey, Pansy in infancy, and Sarah in infancy; and two grandchildren, Karol Dawn Hassien and Tim Brown.
Memorials are suggested to the Girl Scouts of the Becky Thatcher area.

Dorothy I. Hartung
Dorothy I. Hartung, age 79 of Vandalia, died at 11:15 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, at Tri-County Care Center, Vandalia.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at St. John Lutheran Church, Vandalia. Officiating will be Pastor Kenneth Schamber. Music will be provided by Dotty Cahill. Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evening, Nov. 26 at Waters Funeral Home, Vandalia.
Pallbearers will be Roger Woodward, Rick Nation, Jim Jungers, Vernon Bailey, Herb Craig and Dempsey Dixon.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bill and Mary Steiner, Lloyd Browning and Don Glasford.
Mrs. Hartung was born Nov. 16, 1923 in rural Ralls County, the daughter of Stanley E. and Marie Utterback Webb. Her mother died shortly after the birth of her last child and she was raised by her grandparents, J.W. and Lydia Ann Utterback.
She married Vernon E. Hartung on Feb. 5, 1943 in Bowling Green; he preceded her in death on March 1, 1997.
Mrs. Hartung had worked as a reporter for the Vandalia Leader for nearly 25 years. She lived all her adult life in the Vandalia area and was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. She was a high school graduate and attended Chillicothe College, majoring in journalism.
Survivors include two daughters, Pamela and husband, Ron Rourke, and Brenda and husband, Don Elliott, all of Vandalia; one granddaughter, Holly Kaye Jungers of Vandalia; two brothers, Bill W. Hayes and Harvey L. Elliott; and one sister, Marilyn Faye Robbins.
She was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.
Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church or to the Tri-County Care Center.

Flora Fitzwater
HERMANN - Flora Anna Christina Hillebrand Hart Fitzwater, 98, of Hermann, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002 at the Hermann Area District Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Toedtmann and Grosse Funeral Home in Hermann. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to time of service Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery in Big Spring.


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