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CLAIRE LEHNEN
Funeral services for Claire Margaret Freeman Lehnen, 85 of Wellsville, will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2000 at Myers Funeral Home in Wellsville with the Rev. Ed Doyle officiating. Burial will be in the Wellsville Cemetery.
Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Myers Funeral Home.
Mrs. Lehnen passed away on June 5, 2000 at 9:58 a.m. at the Audrain Medical Center. 
She was born on June 23, 1914 in Lawrence, Mass. to Isabelle Fontaine and Edward H. Freeman. She married George W. Lehnen, Jr. on July 4, 1940 in St. Louis.
Mrs. Lehnen grew up in Lawrence, Mass. and later moved to New York City where she completed high school and graduated from Manhattan Business College. She then moved to St. Louis where she was employed by Karshrach Realty. After marriage, Mrs. Lehnen spent the remainder of her life on the Lehnen family farm near Wellsville until October 1999 when she entered Stribling House Contin-u-care in Mexico.
Mrs. Lehnen was a homemaker. She enjoyed needlework, reading and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of the Resurrection Catholic Church in Wellsville.
Survivors include two sons, George W. Lehnen, III and wife, Rhonda of Richmond and David Lehnen of Wellsville; two daughters, Diane Julie Botkin and husband, Bob of Shawnee, Kan. and Lorraine Lehnen Harness and husband, Cecil of New Hartford; a son-in-law, Merc Mazzocco and wife, Sandy of Columbia; nine grandchildren, Robert Wagers, Jr. and wife, Leslie of Dearborn, Lou and Mike Mazzocco of Columbia, Carl and John Lehnen of Richmond, Cathy Botkin, Leslie Botkin and P.J. Botkin of Shawnee, Kan., Doug Botkin of Wichita, Kan., Cecil W. Harness, Jr. and wife, Marlee of New Hartford, Anne Lehnen Ganten and husband, Anders of Brussels, Belgium; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George W. Lehnen, Jr., who died on Jan. 12, 1996; a daughter, Marion Lehnen Mazzocco, who died on Nov. 5, 1993; a brother, Edward Freeman of San Antonio, Texas; and a sister, Agnes Duchesne of New Orleans, La.
Memorials may be made to the Resurrection Catholic Church or to the Wellsville Cemetery Association.

Eleonore F. Kunkel
Eleonore F. Kunkel, 105, of Mexico, died at 4:15 a.m. today, Oct. 16, 2002, at the Kings Daughters Home in Mexico.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Pickering Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Kerr officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Kunkel was born on Dec. 29, 1896, in Audrain County, a daughter of Mathias and Mary Johanna Kemper Blum. On Nov. 23, 1919, in Mexico she married Henry Edward Kunkel who died on Dec. 2, 1977.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mexico where she was honored as the oldest living member during the church's sesquicentennial celebration in 2001. She was also a member of the Whatsoever Circle at Kings Daughters.
Her survivors include three nephews, Edward Ketter, Mexico, Eldon Ketter, Columbia, and David Blum, Mexico; one niece, Doris Henry, Neosho; and several great nieces and nephews.
Five brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
The family suggests memorials may be sent to the King's Daughters Home, 620 West Boulevard, Mexico, MO 65265.

Lucy Oliver
Lucy Fern Oliver, 78 of Mexico, died at 2:47 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at Audrain Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Arnold Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Ostrom officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Montgomery City. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.
Mrs. Oliver was born Feb. 6, 1924 in Audrain County, the daughter of Vernon and Victoria (Crum) Offutt.
She married Glenn H. Oliver on April 1, 1950 in Wellsville. He preceded her in death in 1981.
Mrs. Oliver moved to Mexico in 1982 from Montgomery City.
Survivors include six nieces and nephews, James A. Offutt, Osage Beach, William V. Offutt, Texas, Joe M. Offutt, Thompson, Patricia Hinze, Wellsville, Victoria Turner, Tennessee, and Ann Offutt, Holts Summit; two sisters-in-law, Helen Offutt and Minnie Offutt, both of Mexico.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, two infants, J. Thomas, R. Melvin, and Marion Offutt; and two sisters, Florence and Ruth Offutt.
Memorials are suggested to Centennial Baptist Church where she was a member.

WILSON UPLINGER 
Wilson Uplinger, 87, of Paris, died April 13, 2000, at his home. The services will be held at the Agnew Funeral Home In Paris. Visitation will be Sunday April 16, 2000 from 2-3 p.m. and the funeral will follow at 3 p.m. Father Rob Fields will be officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. 
Mr. Uplinger was born November 5, 1912, to Ernest and Carrie Smith Uplinger of Stoutsville. He married Dorthy Frances Fields on December 23, 1931, in Paris. She preceded him in death on March 21, 1999. 
He was a farmer, self-employed businessman and an employee of MFA Oil Company for 12 years before retiring. He was a member of the Paris United Methodist Church. 
Survivors include a son, Kenneth Eugene Uplinger, of Columbia; a sister, Lelia Mae Mosa of Perry; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. 
Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, and/or the American Cancer Society. 

NORA P. DURHAM 
Nora P. Durham, 59, of Mexico died Friday, April 14 at 12:06 p.m. at the Audrain Medical Center. 
Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Arnold Funeral Home. Rev. Randall Sawyer will officiate the ceremony. Following the services, burial will be held in the East Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation is scheduled for Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. 
Durham was born Nov. 30, 1940 in Hillsboro, the daughter of Elmer and Della Cash Sheets. 
She was united in marriage Sept. 18, 1958 in Mexico to Jackie F. (Jack) Durham. He preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 1994. 
Survivors include her step-mother, Phyllis Sheets of New Florence; three sons, Robert and Brian Durham, both of Mexico and Kenneth Durham of Boonville; one daughter, Brenda Terry of Rush Hill; 11 grandchildren; one brother, Larry Sheets of Wellsville; four sisters, Annie Stuart, Mary Christian, Ava Morris and Linda Chalphant, all of Wellsville; and nine step brothers and sisters. 
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Dale and James Sheets and one sister, Edith Cook. 
The family suggests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society. 

VALERIE L. HAYS 
Valerie L. Hays, 22, of Elsberry, formerly of Vandalia, died April 13 at University Hospital in Columbia as a result of an automobile accident. 
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Holt Funeral Home in Vandalia. Rev. Glenn Foreman will officiate the service with Mrs. Helen Giltner as the organist. Burial will follow in the Vandalia City Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. 
Hays was born April 25, 1977 in Louisiana. She is the daughter of Lonnie Selby Sr. and Rebekah Lovelace. 
On Jan. 16, 1997, she married William (Billy) Hays in Mexico. He survives at the home. 
She was a lifelong resident of the Vandalia-Farber area. 
She was a Christian by faith and an avid collector of Beanie Babys, angels, and Boyds Bears. 
Survivors include her father and step-mother, Lonnie and wife, Denise Selby of Vandalia; mother and stepfather, Rebekah and Virgil Eugene Lovelace of Vandalia; two daughters, Missouri Karen Hays and Jerica Wrenn Selby of the home; one brother, Lonnie Gene Selby Jr. of Vandalia; one step-brother, Sean Tyler Lovelace of Jefferson City, Mo.; one step-sister, Melody Stogsdill of Vandalia; grandparents, Maurine Selby and Dorothy Colbert, both of Vandalia. 
She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Glenn Selby, Marion Colbert and one step-brother, Christopher Scot Lovelace. 
The family suggests that memorials be made to the Valerie Hays Trust Fund in care of First National Bank of Vandalia. 

ALBERT LEE JESSE 
Albert Lee Jesse, 69, of Centralia, died at his home April 13, 2000. 
He was born Feb. 26, 1931 at Thompson, the son of Howard Clayton (Molly) and Thelma Claudine Wisdom Jesse. 
On Feb. 26, 1955 he was married at Sturgeon, Mo. to Janet Faye Self. Their children are two daughters, Jada Lea Jesse of Columbia, Connie Sue Jesse of Kansas City, Mo.; two sons, Joseph Clayton Jesse of Columbia, Clinton Ray Jesse of Fulton; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Frank (Dorthy Elizabeth Betty) Pool of Centralia; and one brother, Louis Ray Jesse of Pittsburg, Ks. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Charles William Jesse. 
He graduated from Sturgeon High School in 1949. 
Jesse was a member of the United Methodist Church of Centralia; VFW Post 6276, Centralia and Local 660 Brick Layers Union of Mexico. 
A United States Navy veteran, he served four years during the Korean War. 
He was an employee of National Refractories of Mexico for approximately 40 years. 
Services for Jesse will be held at the Fenton Funeral Chapel in Centralia at 11 a.m., Monday. Visitation is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 
Rev. Thomas Adams, Pastor of the United Methodist Church in Hallsville will officiate the ceremony. Pallbearers will be Daniel Thornhill, Tommie Coureton, Billy Wayne Wisdom, Harlan Wisdom, William Jesse, and Harlan Spurling. 
Military service and interment will be held in the Centralia Cemetery. 
The family suggests memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association. 

ESTHER HAEFNER
MONTGOMERY CITY - Esther E. Haefner, 91, of Montgomery City, formerly of Winfield, died today, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at Gamma Road Nursing Center, Wellsville.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Schlanker Funeral Home, Montgomery City.

EDNA RODGERS
MONTGOMERY CITY - Edna Irene Rodgers, 93, of Concordia, formerly of Bellflower, died today, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, in Concordia.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Bellflower Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in the Bellflower Cemetery.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Schlanker Funeral Home.

JOHN VIRGIL POWELL
John Virgil Powell, age 91 years, life long resident and prominent farmer of Centralia, died Oct. 9, 2000, at Heritage Hall Nursing Center, Centralia.
He was born Feb. 9, 1909, in Audrain County, the son of Joseph Morris and Nora Gertrude Crawford Powell.
On Oct. 22, 1932, he was married to Grace Toalson and she preceded him in death Sept. 17, 2000. They had been married sixty-five years.
Survivors include two sons, Virgil Lee Powell and wife, Miriam, Santa Fe. N.M.; Alfred Ray Powell and wife, Ursula, Littleton, Colo.; seven grandchildren, Kimberly Ann Powell, Seattle, Wash,, Michael Lee Powell, Oklahoma City, Okla., Andrew John Powell, Denver, Colo., Elizabeth Carol Powell, Dallas, Texas, John Pierre Powell, Washington, D.C., Michelle Renee Powell, Dallas, Texas, and Danielle Aimee Kleager, Germany; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Bertie Ruth Milhollin, Anna Belle Trussell, Nora Lucille Turner; two brothers, Harry Lee Powell and Morris Elmer Powell.
Mr. Powell was a member of the United Methodist Church, Centralia. He served many years on the Board of Education Pine School, Road Commissioner of West Saling District, and Pleasant Grove Methodist Church Board, all of Audrain County.
Mr. and Mrs. Powell had farmed north of Centralia, in Audrain County since 1932.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at the Fenton Funeral Chapel, Centralia, with Rev. Jimmy Dace officiating. Interment will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens, Centralia. Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 1:00 p.m. until time of service.
Honorary pallbearers will be Clifford Powell, Morris Nelson Turner, Charles Milhollin, Andrew Powell and Joe Robert Powell.
Pallbearers will be Pierre Powell, Randy England, John McBride, Michael Powell, Malcolm Davis, Jr. and Keith Davis.
Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Church, Centralia.

TRECIE M. YANCEY
Trecie M. Yancey, age 89, of Mexico died at 1:05 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000 at Kings Daughters Home, Mexico.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, at Arnold Funeral Home with Rev. Randall Sawyer officiating. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Armstrong. Visitation will be from 9 - 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Yancey was born March 25, 1911 in Howard County, to John and Nettie Robb Jackson. She married Norburn E. Yancey July 4, 1931 in Fayette. He preceded her in death Dec. 18, 1988.
Mrs. Yancey had lived in Mexico since 1937 and was a member of the First Christian Church.
Survivors include three nieces and one nephew.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, three brothers and one sister.
Memorials are suggested to Kings Daughters Home, Mexico.

BETTY JOYCE MAXWELL
Services for Betty Joyce Maxwell, 56 of Rush Hill, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 at Bienhoff Funeral Home in Laddonia with the Rev. Barbara Zastrow officiating. Burial will be in Laddonia Cemetery.
Mrs. Maxwell passed away at 4:02 p.m. Oct. 8, 2000 at her home after an extended illness.
She was born on Sept. 23, 1944 in Mexico, the daughter of Benjamin Russel and Maxie Pearl Sampson Eastwood.
She was married to John Lewis Maxwell on Oct. 7, 1962 in Rush Hill and he preceded her in death May 23, 1982.
Survivors include her mother of Rush Hill; one daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Tim Gieseker of Martinsburg; two brothers, Donald Eastwood of St. Louis and Jerry Eastwood of Laddonia; one sister, Glenda Eastwood of Kirksville; and two grandchildren, Kaylee and Kimberlee Gieseker of Martinsburg.
She was preceded in death by her father and one brother, Robert Eastwood.
Mrs. Maxwell was a lifetime area resident and member of the Rush Hill Community Church. She had worked as the Mexico ASCS office secretary for six years and then as the office manager for Lane Agri-Supply, Mexico for several years.
She was a member of the Missouri Fiddlers, the McClintic Rustlers Extension Club and had served as a board member for several years for the Rush Hill Community Center. She enjoyed ceramics and country music.
Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bienhoff Funeral Home in Laddonia.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rush Hill Community Church or the Rush Hill Community Center.
Pallbearers will be Chris Eastwood, Jim Eastwood, Marty Maxwell, Steve Maxwell, Joe Maxwell, and Tim Jones.
Honorary pallbearers will be Martin Lee Maxwell, Dr. Eric Kondro, Paul Day, Curtis Graves, Merville Alexander, Charlie Riechers, Marvin Davidson, Kenny Applebee, Stanley Davidson, Bob Darr, and Bob Morrow.

ANNA BELLE ROBINSON
Anna Belle "Annie" Robinson, 66, of 512 S. Western St., Mexico, died at 11:51 a.m., Thursday, April 19, 2001, at the Audrain Medical Center as a result of a heart attack. She had been in failing health for the past few years.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 23, 2001, at 1:30 p.m. at the Arnold Funeral Home, Mexico, with burial in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Sunday afternoon from 3-5 p.m. Officiating the service will be Pastor Kevin Weber.
Mrs. Robinson was born May 29, 1934, in Audrain County, Missouri as one of 10 children of Francis Lee "Frank" and Elsie Irene (Norman) Dollens. She grew up in the "Possum Walk" community southwest of Thompson where she attended Payne School until the eighth grade. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, rural Centralia, where she accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age. For several years she babysat in her home.
On April 12, 1952 at Salem, Arkansas, she was married to George Wesley "Shorty" Robinson, who survives. They made their home west of Mexico, and in 1974 they moved to their current residence on Western Street. They were the parents of four children, all of whom survive. They are: Linda Jeffords, Mexico; Naomi Ruth "Noni" Vore (and husband Dan) of Auxvasse; John Wesley Robinson (and wife Celeste) of Wellsville; and George Edward Robinson (and wife Penny) of Mexico.
She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two on the way; one brother, Arthur Edward Dollens of Mexico, and three sisters: Velma Ruth Gates of Mexico, Bettie Lou Rivers and Elsie Lorraine Gifford of Thompson.
Preceding her in death were her parents, a granddaughter Savannah Faith Robinson; three brothers, Raymond Lee Dollens, Donald Francis Dollens and John Franklin Dollens, and two sisters, Retta Mae Jones and Mary Frances Pinkerton.
Memorials are suggested to the New Hope Baptist Church.

LETA PAYNE
Leta Hunt Payne, 90, died Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at her home in Fulton. She was born October 23, 1910, near Williamsburg to the late John and Allie Love Hunt. She married Sam Payne on May 19, 1959, in Fulton. He preceded her in death September 4, 1982.
Mrs. Payne retired from Fulton State Hospital after working there many years.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Southside Baptist Church in Fulton.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, at the Maupin Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. Ron Baker officiating. Interment will be in Callaway Memorial Gardens in Fulton. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Saturday at the Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairview Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Maupin Funeral Home, Fulton.

ANDREA JENKINS
Andrea Rae Jenkins, 19, of Auxvasse, Mo., died at 8:52 a.m. Thursday, April 19, 2001, on Business Highway 54 South, Mexico, as a result of an automobile accident.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 23, at Arnold Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Halderman officiating. Burial will be in the Auxvasse Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Miss Jenkins was born Aug. 24, 1981, in Mexico, a daughter of Ernest R. (Dick) and Sheila Daniels Jenkins.
She was a 1999 graduate of North Callaway High School. She was employed at Westland Plaza at Kingdom City. She had attended the First Assembly of God Church in Fulton.
She is survived by her parents in Auxvasse; one sister, Mrs. Jimmy (Rachel) Mackey of Auxvasse; her grandparents, Guy and Charlotte Ellis of Auxvasse and Reginald and Hazel Collier of North Lewisburg, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Wilmer Daniels and Woodrow Jenkins.

HAZEL GOODMAN
Hazel Goodman, 85, of Vandalia, died April 19, 2001, at Tri-County Care Center. Funeral services will be held Saturday, at 2 p.m. at the Holt Funeral Home in Vandalia. Visitation will be held Saturday, April 21 from 11 a.m. until time of the service. The Rev. Ron Franklin will officiate. Mrs. Helen Giltner will play the organ. Burial will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Mrs. Goodman was born in Iowa, the daughter of Lester and Pearl Brooks Houston. She is survived by four grandchildren, Renee Dowell of Vandalia, Stephanie Ann Teague of Perry, Christopher "Kit" Goodman of Waverly, Iowa and Kris Goodman of Vandalia; one sister, Margaret Trott of Washington; five great-grandchildren, Cody and Colton Dowell, Micah Trower, and Christopher and Tyler Sydenstricker. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Harold Houston, two sisters and one son, Steve Goodman.
Mrs. Goodman had lived in the Vandalia area all of her life. she was a member of the Vandalia Church of Nazarene. Hazel was a very special Christian and a wonderful grandmother. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

SAMANTHA PRITCHETT
MONTGOMERY CITY - Samantha Ellen Pritchett, 88, of Montgomery City, died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at her home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Schlanker Funeral Home in Montgomery City. Burial will be in the Wellsville Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 6- 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

VERA DAWSON
PARIS - Vera Vance Dawson, 93, of Paris, died Monday, July 30, 2001, at Monroe Manor Nursing Home.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at Agnew Funeral Home.

SHARON STATON
Funeral services for Sharon S. Staton, age 58, of New Harmony area, will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002 at Waters Funeral Chapel, Vandalia. Officiating will be the Rev. Bob Hoehn. Interment will be in the New Harmony Cemetery. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Friday evening, Oct. 11 at Waters Funeral Home.
Mrs. Staton died at 9:20 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7 at Audrain Medical Center, Mexico.
She had been a homemaker all her life and had worked at Bridal Originals in Bowling Green and Data Processing in Columbia. She was a lifelong Pike county resident and a member of the First Baptist Church. She enjoyed horses, bingo and bowling. She regularly played in the Wednesday night and Mixed Bowling Leagues in Vandalia. She was a 1962 Van-Far High School graduate.
Mrs. Staton was born May 15, 1944, in Louisiana, the daughter of Robert Frank and Ada Elizabeth Fry Welborn.
She married Allan Staton on July 12, 1968 in Vandalia; he survives at the home.
Survivors include her husband of New Harmony area; two sons, Jeffrey A. Staton of Seattle and Jasen and wife, Angel Staton, of Lakewood, Colo.; one daughter, Julee and husband, Scott Harlan of Silex; one sister, Bobbi Sutton, of Vandalia; one grandson, Landon Harlan of Silex.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorials may be made to the New Harmony Cemetery Association.

MARY VIRGINIA ALSPAW
Mary Virginia Alspaw, 53 of Columbia, died Oct. 8, 2002 at South Hampton Place.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 at Memorial Funeral Home, Columbia, with the Rev. John Werst officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 at Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Alspaw was born Jan. 27, 1949 in Hannibal, to Charles L. and Virginia Sue Flowerree Silvey.
On Aug. 17, 1984, she married Dale L. Alspaw in Mexico and he survives. 
She was a member of Valley View Community Church and Huntington's Disease Society of America.
Other survivors include her mother, Virginia Klise of Center; her husband, Dale L. Alspaw of Columbia; two daughters, Michelle Campbell of Mexico and Paula Runde of Columbia; a brother, Charles W. Silvey of Eagle Point, Ore.; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Memorials are suggested to the Huntington's Chorea Disease Society of America, St. Louis Chapter, 8039 Watson Rd., Suite 132, Webster Groves, MO 63119-5325.

FRANCES SURLS
WELLSVILLE - Frances Marie Surls, 67, of Wellsville, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2002, at the Audrain Medical Center.
Funeral services are pending at Myers Funeral Home.

ANNA DUFFY
Anna Maud Duffy, 90, formerly of Mexico and Centralia, died today, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2002, at Gamma Road Nursing Center, Wellsville.
Funeral services are pending at Pickering Funeral Home.

Peggy Claussen
Peggy Claussen, 63, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002 at her home in Wellsville. 
Funeral services are pending at Myers Funeral Home in Wellsville.

EARL HARMS
PERRY - Earl Gordon Harms, 76, of Perry, died at 4:20 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, at Hannibal Regional Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bienhoff Funeral Home, Perry. Burial will be in Lick Creek Cemetery.
Visitation is from noon until time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

ELLA RIVER
MONTGOMERY CITY - Ella M. River, 95, of Montgomery City, died at approximately 6:45 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 20, 2000, at the New Florence Nursing and Care Center.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Schlanker Funeral Home in Montgomery City. Burial will be in the Montgomery City Cemetery.
Visitation is from 1 p.m. until time of the service Tuesday at Schlanker Funeral Home, Montgomery City.

"IKE' WORLAND
MONTGOMERY CITY - Charles I. "Ike" Worland, 71, of Montgomery City, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center, Columbia.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist-Presbyterian Church in Montgomery City. Burial will be in the Montgomery City Cemetery.
Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. today at Schlanker Funeral Home, Montgomery City.

ALTHAN L. CARVER
Funeral services for Althan L. Carver, age 86 of Vandalia, were held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11 at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating was the Rev. Bob Hoehn. Interment was in the Vandalia Cemetery. Visitation was on Sunday, Dec. 10 at Waters Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Chris Carver, Darrell Hobbs, Lou Cinkan, Allan Morris, Eddy Thurman and Bob Wise.
Mr. Carver died at 4:42 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000 at his home in Vandalia.
He had farmed near the Spencer Creek area from 1946 until 1963. He then started to work at Cronan's IGA in Vandalia from 1963 until he retired due to health reasons in 1980.
He had been a Vandalia area resident for all of his adult life and was a member of the Spencer Creek Baptist Church, and a life member of Vandalia VFW Post 2173.
Mr. Carver was born on July 10, 1914 in Wellsville to Wm. Cecil and Bertie Cossey Carver.
He was a 1933 Vandalia High School graduate and served as staff sergeant in the United States Army Air Force in World War II in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre from 1942 to 1946.
On March 29, 1942, he married Geneva Clark in St. Louis. She survives at the home.
Other survivors include one son, Ronnie Carver of Vandalia; two sisters, Veleta Wanstreet of Lee's Summit and Eilene Gourley of Hurst, Texas; two grandchildren, Mrs. Darrell (Cheryl) Hobbs of Perry and Chris and wife, Jennifer Carver of Mexico; three great-grandchildren, Nicole and Megan Luckett and Mason A. Carver; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Spencer Creek Baptist Church. 

Robert E. Stille
Robert E. Stille, age 77, of Rocky Mount, formerly of Mexico, died at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at his home. 
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the St. Brendan Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Hamilton officiating. 
Mr. Stille was born Oct. 5, 1924 in Kirksville to Joseph Emery and Lola Anna Harrison Stille. He married Beverly Jean Bass on Oct. 7, 1966 in Holts Summit.
He owned and operated Mexico Monument Company until he retired in 1975. He lived in Mexico until moving to Rocky Mount after retirement. Mr. Stille was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in World War II. In addition, he was a member of the Lake Ozark Christian Church. 
Survivors include his wife, of the home; one stepson, Van Kessler of Columbia; one stepdaughter, Pam Lee also of Columbia; two grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; one sister, Jo Ann Boyd of Red Bank, N.J. and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. 
Memorials can be made to the Kidney Foundation.

Rhonda Jeffries
Rhonda Jeffries, 44 of Frankford, formerly of Vandalia, died April 6, 2003 at her residence in Frankford.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, at the Holt Funeral Home in Vandalia. Rev. Kenny Sharp will be officiating. Burial will be in the Vandalia City Cemetery. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Holt Funeral Home in Vandalia.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Heaton, Barry Heaton, Ronnie Heaton, Larry Don Kirtlink, Todd Schoolfield and Tim Schoolfield.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dusty Greenplate, Matt Parks and Arron Walkley.
Mrs. Jeffries was born April 12, 1958 in Hannibal, the daughter of Howard Heaton and Bonnie Mitchell Wear. On May 28, 1985 in Frankford, she married Robert Jeffries. He survives of the home. Also surviving are one son, Nathan Jeffries of Vandalia; one daughter, Melissa Jeffries of Mexico; one brother, Calvin Heaton, of O'Fallon; one sister, Donna Ball, of Holt summit; and one grandson, Cody Dempsey, of Mexico. She is preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Virginia Orion.
Mrs. Jeffries had lived in the Vandalia area most of her life. She was Baptist by faith and a member of First Baptist Church in Center.

KENNETH DALE DISHMAN
Kenneth Dale Dishman, 54 of Mexico, died on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000 at the University of Missouri Medical Center after a seven year battle with diabetes and a heart condition.
He was born in Mexico on July 10, 1946 to Edward and Jennie Dishman of Mexico who preceded him in death. He married Judith Bailey on Aug. 14, 1966. He attended Mexico Public Schools, Southwest Missouri State University and University of Missouri where he graduated with a masters in agricultural education. At Southwest Missouri State, he participated in Advanced ROTC earning the distinctive gold bars.
Mr. Dishman started his 20 year teaching career at Elsberry, Mo. in 1969. He taught Vocational Agriculture and Animal Science at Graham, Mo., Ottumwa, Iowa and 15 years at the Davis Hart Vocational School in Mexico.
Mr. Dishman found his work with the Future Farmers of America to be extremely rewarding. The challenge of developing leadership for the future of agriculture was the center of his life's work. Yearly trips to Washington, D.C., Area IV conferences, State FFA Camp at the Lake of the Ozarks and various judging competitions in various states highlighted this commitment. In 1978 the Mexico FFA Chapter was honored as the best in the state in activities under his leadership as an advisor. In addition to teaching, the Dishman family was kept busy managing a farrow to finish swine operations along with the family farm. 
He was a member of the First Baptist Church, MSTA, NEA, Kiwanis, Jaycees and Lions at various towns where he taught.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years; four sons, Dr. Kevin D. Dishman (Julie) of Atchinson, Kan., Kristopher D. Dishman (Kendra) of Carthage, Kelly D. Dishman and Kurtis D. Dishman (Angela) of Mexico; three grandchildren, Allison Faye Dishman, Abigail Nichole Dishman of Atchinson and Payton Lewis Dishman of Carthage; and one brother, Dr. James Dishman (Ann) of Warrenton.
All who were touched by his determination, encouragement, and compassionate attitude will miss him. A celebration of his life service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Arnold Funeral Home with visitation on Friday, Oct. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. 
The Dishman family is establishing a Ken Dishman FFA scholarship fund c/o Arnold Funeral Home. Donations to the fund are preferred by the family members.


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