|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
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.
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.
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.
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
PERRY - Alpha Mae Richard, 90, of Farmington,
formerly of Perry, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at Southbrook Nursing Center,
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.
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
Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Schlanker
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
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Mudd-Veach
Funeral Home in Bowling Green.
C.D. Stephens II
C.D. Stephens II, 62, of Hot Springs Village,
Ark., passed away Monday, July 29, 2002 at his home.
He was born Aug. 3, 1939 in Columbia, Mo. to
the late Lloyd Stephens and the late Blanche Pierce Stephens. He was a
member of the Masonic Lodge Hebron #354 of Mexico, Mo., and a retired electrician.
He attended the University of Missouri and was of the Methodist faith.
He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served our country for 23
years, he also served in the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Virginia Kizer
Stephens of the home; one brother, Michael Stephens and his wife, Bobbie,
of Fort Collins, Colo.; and one sister, Mary Light and husband, Jack, of
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd
and Blanche Stephens.
The body will be cremated.
Arrangements are under the direction of CedarVale
Funeral Home, Hot Spring Village, Ark.
William (W.G.) Fowler
William (W.G.) Fowler, 82 of Vandalia, died July
30, 2002 at Hannibal Regional Hospital.
Funeral services for Mr. Fowler will be held
at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at the Holt Funeral Home in Vandalia. Rev. Ron
Franklin will be officiating. He will be assisted by George Prior. Playing
the organ will be Bonnie Joy. Burial will be in the Vandalia City Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 at the Holt Funeral
Home in Vandalia.
Mr. Fowler was born March 2, 1920 in Ralls County,
the son of Albert Fowler and Mary Agnes Wilkinson. On April 19, 1941 in
Wellsville, he married Margaret Trower. She survives at the home.
Also surviving are one son, Glendal Fowler of
Vandalia; one daughter, Rhonda Travis and husband, George, of Vandalia;
one sister, Leta Gass, of Anaheim, Calif.; and one grandson, Justin Travis,
of St. Louis.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother,
Roy Fowler; and two sisters, Alma and Irene Fowler.
Mr. Fowler had lived in the Vandalia are all
of his life. He was a veteran of the United States Army where he earned
4 Bronze Stars. He owned and operated Fowler Oil Company for 53 years.
Walter G. Coldicott
Walter Grady Coldicott, age 89 years of Augusta,
Kan., formerly of Centralia, Mo.; died July 26, 2002 at Lakepoint Nursing
Home, Rose Hill, Kansas.
Graveside memorial services will be held at Glendale
Memorial Gardens, Centralia, Friday, August 2, 2002 at 4 p.m. Fenton Funeral
Chapel, Centralia, is in charge of arrangements.
George Harvey of Mexico died July 29, 2002 at
Gamma Lodge Nursing Center in Wellsville. Service arrangements provided
by Warren Funeral Chapel are pending.
John William Bishop, age 80 of Wellsville, died
at 3:55 p.m. Sept. 30, 2002 at Gamma Road Lodge Nursing Home, Wellsville.
He had been a Gamma Road Lodge resident since Feb. 28, 2000.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday,
Oct. 3, at the United Methodist-Presbyterian Church of Wellsville with
the Rev. Dean Fox, Wellsville, officiating. Margaret Scott will be the
organist. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Middletown. Visitation
is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday evening Oct. 2 at Myers Funeral Home, Wellsville.
Pallbearers are Richard Ham, Dennis Lehnen, Lande
Lehnen, Charlie McCoy, Gary Roppel and David Whitehead.
Honorary pallbearers are Clarence Deichman, Tom
Ham, Charles Kleinsorge and Buddy Roppel.
Mr. Bishop was born April 20, 1922 in Montgomery
City, the son of Harry Stanley Bishop and Eunice Alvia Clement Bishop.
He married Eathel Edna Leverett on April 22,
1945 in Wellsville at the pastor's home.
He had been a Wellsville resident since 1950
and had been a Middletown-Wellsville area resident most of his life. He
was a self-employed farmer. He graduated from Montgomery City High School
Class of 1940. He worked for the Montgomery County Soil and Water District
for 13 years where he served both as a member and Chairman, Farm Service
Agency (FSA) for 24 years, Montgomery County Fair Board for numerous years
and where he was in charge of the tractor pull and was chairmen, Charter
Member of the Young Farmers and the Wellsville Lions Club. John was active
in church, in the UMP Men's Group raising popcorn for the Lord's Acre and
Ad Council. He was a member of the United Methodist-Presbyterian Church
Survivors include children and spouses, Sharon
and Thomas Davis, Jr., Mexico, Larry and Betty Kay Bishop, Hallsville,
Harry and Sharon Bishop, Middletown, and Kathryn and Mike Larsen, Spring
Valley, Calif.; grandchildren and spouses, David and Delores Lipscomb,
Winfield, Dana and Mike Southard, Jefferson City, Tim and Nick Bishop,
Hallsville, Stephanie and Brian West, Montgomery City, Chuck Bishop, Middletown,
Bill and Mindy Bishop, Blue Springs, and Travis and Amber Larsen, Spring
Valley, Calif.; great grandchildren, Paige Lipscomb, Winfield, Samatha
Edgerton, Winfield, Corbin Lipscomb, Boonville, Dallas Southard, Jefferson
City, and Amellia West, Montgomery City; one brother, Harry Samuel Bishop,
Wellsville; sisters and brother-in-law, Nellie Irene Frost, St. Louis,
and Eleanor and Arthur Allison, Middletown; one sister-in-law, Lucille
Bishop, Florissant; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife,
Eathel Edna Bishop on June 23, 2000; and one brother, Clark W. Bishop.
Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist-Presbyterian
Church of Wellsville.
The funeral and military rites for Jack Stinnett,
74, was held at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 at Holt Funeral Home. The Rev. Chris
Harley officiated and Shirley Forgy was organist. Burial was in the Vandalia
Mr. Stinnett died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002 at the
Missouri Veterans' Home in Mexico.
Born April 29, 1928 in Friendsville, Tenn., he
was the son of John and Alverda Sands Stinnett. Mr. Stinnett had lived
in Vandalia for 36 years, moving from Kansas. He was a member of the Zion
Chapel, the Masonic Lodge and VFW Post 2173.
He was married to Helen Smith on Oct. 17, 1954
in St. Louis. She survives at the home.
Other survivors include five sons, Terry Stinnett
and Richard Stinnett, both of Vandalia, Scott Stinnett of Mexico, Archie
Stinnett of Orlando, Fla., and Patrick (Bo) Stinnett of Curryville; four
daughters, Sue Johnson of Maryville, Tenn., Deby Stinnett, Jane Hannaford
and Lisa Case, all of Vandalia; three brothers, Walt Stinnett and Carl
Stinnett, both of Maryville, Tenn., and Cecil Stinnett of Friendsville,
Tenn.; one sister, Mary Lou Robbins of Friendsville, Tenn.; and eight grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents, stepmother,
one brother and three stepbrothers.
He was a veteran of three wars, World War II,
Korea and Vietnam.
Memorials may be sent to the Mexico Dialysis
Peggy J. Claussen
Peggy Jon Claussen, 63, of Wellsville died Dec.
3, 2002 at her home in Wellsville.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday
at the Myers Funeral Home in Wellsville. Burial will be in the Wellsville
Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Myers Funeral
Home in Wellsville.
Mrs. Claussen was born July 9, 1939 at New Florence,
the daughter of Harry Guy and Josephine Elizabeth Hickerson Penn. She married
Patrick Henry "Pat" Claussen who survives at their home in Wellsville.
Also surviving is a son, Mark Claussen of the
home; a daughter, Kathryn Lou "Kathy" and her husband, Clint A. Roden;
sons, Patrick Lynn and wife, Kim, Michael Anthony "Mike" and wife, Lou
Ella, and Jon Christopher Claussen, all of Montgomery City; along with
seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one
sister, Bonnie Davis; and three brothers, Donald Wayne, Robert Guy "Bobby"
and Douglas Leon Penn.
Mrs. Claussen was a homemaker for the majority
of her life but had also worked as a cook at both the Nutrition Center
in Montgomery City and at the New Florence Nursing Center.
Memorials can be made to Cancer Research or the
Montgomery County Meals on Wheels Program and sent to the Myers Funeral
Home in Wellsville.
JONESBURG - Walter Meyer, 89, of High Hill died
today, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, at the New Florence Caring Center.
Funeral services are pending at Harding Funeral
MONTGOMERY CITY - Linda M. Tucker, 55, of Montgomery
City, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, from injuries received in an automobile
accident on Highway 161, southwest of Montgomery City.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Schlanker
WILLIAM L. BARCLAY
William L. Barclay, 75, of Phoenix, Ariz., passed
away April 14, 2000.
Mr. Barclay was born June 29, 1924 in Centralia
to Amy Estelle and William Cyrus Barclay. They both preceded him in death.
Mr. Barclay was a United States army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Darrell K. Barclay;
two daughters, Vicki Lynn Mitchell of Gilbert, Ariz. and Diana Sue Tanara
of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sons, Michael Lee Barclay of Overgaard, Ariz. and
Jerry William Barclay of Mesa, Ariz.; a sister, Thelma Douglas of Kansas
City; a brother, Franklyn Wesley Barclay of Scottsdale, Ariz.; nine grandchildren
and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation was at 10:30 today at First Southern
Baptist Church, 3100 West Camelback, Phoenix, Ariz.
Graveside services will be Wednesday, April 19
in Canton, Texas at the Eubanks Funeral Home.
Contributions in his name may be made to Arizona
Baptist Children's Service.
LOYD F. WILSON
Loyd F. Wilson, age 86 of Mexico, died Monday,
April 17, 2000 at the Audrain Medical Center.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m.
at the Arnold Funeral Home with the Rev. Randall Sawyer officiating. Burial
will be at East Lawn Memorial Park.
Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6 to
8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Wilson was born on Nov. 23, 1913 in Monroe
County to Jesse L. and Ethel (Snow) Wilson.
On May 13, 1936, he married M. Elizabeth Henderson
in Paris. She preceded him in death on April 29, 1987.
Mr. Wilson was a long time farmer and homebuilder
and developer. He also ran Wilson Woodworking and was the Mexico building
inspector for two years.
He was a member of the First Christian Church
in Mexico and was a 1931 graduate of Paris High School.
Survivors include five sons and daughters-in-law,
Nelson and Judy Wilson, James and Ellen Wilson, and William and Karen Wilson,
all of Mexico, Nolan and Ann Wilson of Thompson,o and Roger and Mavis Wilson
of Cincinnati, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, Brian, Loyd, Phil, Lisa, Dana, Dean,
Jill, James, Steve, Susan, Raleigh, and Linnea Wilson; three step-grandchildren;
three great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold
L. Wilson of Mexico; two sisters, Thelma Canterberry and Virginia Hardwick,
both of Mexico; and one sister-in-law, Charlotte Henderson of Mexico.
He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian
Church or to the Diabetes Association.
THOMAS THURSTON COX
Thomas Thurston Cox, age 78, a life long resident
of Centralia, died April 16, 2000 at Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans
He was born on April 5, 1922 in Audrain County,
the son of Clarence Chrisman and Hattie Jewel Vance Cox.
On Aug. 15, 1949, he was married in Arkansas
to Maudie Mae Kennon. She survives.
Other survivors include three daughters, Novella
Rae Long of Moberly, Donna Mae Pace of Centralia, and Christine Thomas
Wainscott of Tulsa, Okla.; one son, Chrisman Lee Cox of Centralia; seven
grandchildren, Tammy Price of Warrenton, Brian Pace of Centralia, Tracy
Levings of Moberly, Troy Utterback of Moberly, Chad Cox of Centralia, Casey
Cox of Centralia, Dustin Wainscott of Springfield; four great-grandchildren,
Seth Utterback, Shelby Howell, Alexei Pace and Nathan Pace; and one brother,
C.J. Cox of Centralia.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter,
Tiffany Wainscott on Dec. 31, 1983; and a grandson, Cory Lee Cox on June
Mr. Cox was a member of the First Christian Church
He was a retired farmer and self employed union
painter. He served in the United States Navy during World War II.
Services will be at Fenton Funeral Chapel in
Centralia on Wednesday, April 19 at 10 a.m.
Visitation will be at Fenton Funeral Chapel on
Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.
Officiating will be the Rev. Ed Varnum, pastor
at First Christian Church in Centralia and the Rev. Max Boothby, pastor
at First Christian Church in Tulsa, Okla.
The family suggests memorials to Cancer Research
Military services and interment will be at Glendale
Memorial Gardens in Centralia.
Honorary pallbearers will be Leon Hudson, Donald
Young, Rusty Chick, Kelly Branson, Robert Jennings and Don Bishop.
Pallbearers will be Brian Pace, Scott Price,
Chad Cox, Casey Cox, Dustin Wainscott and Mike Kennon.
DONALD R. DAVIDSON
Donald R. Davidson, 65, of Mexico, died at 7
a.m. Saturday, April 15, 2000, at Pin Oaks Nursing Center.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday
at Elmwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of
the service Tuesday at Arnold Funeral Home.
HERMANN - William Karl, 92, of Hermann, died
Friday, april 14, 2000, at Frene Valley Geriatric & Rehabilitation
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today at
Toedtmann and Grosse Funeral Home in Hermann with burial in Loutre Island
Cemetery in McKittrick.
PARIS - Vera May McMullen, 94, of Paris, died
Saturday, April 15, 2000, at Monroe Manor Nursing Home in Paris.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday
at Agnew Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery
Visitation is from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral
WALTER B. TRATCHEL
Walter B. Tratchel, 75, of Mexico, died at 5:35
a.m., today, Monday, April 17, 2000, at Pin Oaks Nursing Center.
Services are pending at Pickering Funeral Home.
Emma Jo Skelly Clark
Emma Jo Clark, 82, of Silver Springs, Md., formerly
of Mexico, passed away Jan. 26, 2002.
She was born March 25, 1919, near Rush Hill to
Frank and Bessie Davis Skelly.
She attended rural Hedgedale School and graduated
from Mexico High with the Class of 1938 with honors.
She is survived by a son, Michael and four grandchildren
of suburban Virginia; two brothers, Harold of Salina, Kan., Ralph of Ashland,
Mo.; and two sisters, Mabel Turner of Mexico and Dorothy King of Kansas
At her request, her body has been donated to
Medical Science Research.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Feb.
9, 2002 in the Memorial Chapel at Leisure World, where she lived in Silver
CENTRALIA - Cameron Kent Smoot, 35, of Millersburg,
formerly of Centralia, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, at his
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday
at Fenton Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Centralia Cemetery.
Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral
PARIS - Russ Wood, 93, of Paris, formerly of
Holliday, died Monday, April 7, 2003, at Monroe Manor.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday
at Agnew Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral
DEE L. RUTHERFORD
Dee L. Rutherford, age 54 of Santa Fe, died Wednesday,
Dec. 12, 2001 at home.
Mrs. Rutherford was born Oct. 27, 1947 in Las
Vegas, Nev., to Earl and Thelma L. (Bailey) Graves.
She married Gale Rutherford.
She was a private duty nurse.
Survivors include her husband of 34 years, Gale
Rutherford of the home; three sons, Jim Rutherford, Rush Hill, Tony Rutherford,
Mexico and Scott Rutherford, Columbia; seven grandchildren, plus one expected
in March; and two brothers, Richard Graves and Danny Graves, both of Clifton
She was preceded in death by her parents. and
one sister, Shirley Ann Graves.
There will be no services.
Memorials may be made for care of Foster Children;
for information, contact the Division of Family Services.
Arnold Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
DR. MAX McCULLOUGH
CENTRALIA - Dr. Max Hill McCullough, 76, of Springfield,
formerly of Sturgeon, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, at St. John's Regional
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday
at Fenton Funeral Chapel, Centralia. Burial and military honors conducted
by Whiteman Air Force Base personnel, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at
Mount Horeb Cemetery, Sturgeon.
BOWLING GREEN - Calvin Elliott, 60, of Bowling
Green, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001 at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday
at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Green Lawn Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday
at the funeral home.
LaVerne P. Crawford
LaVerne P. Crawford, age 77 of Mexico, died at
8 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2002 at her residence.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday
at Arnold Funeral Home with the Rev. Al Moreau officiating.
Mrs. Crawford was born April 10, 1925, in Audrain
County, the daughter of Ike and Sarah Wilson.
She married Robert W. Crawford on Dec. 11, 1971.
Mrs. Crawford had worked for the Shoe Factory
and Standard Oil. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include her husband, Robert W. Crawford
of the home; one son, Dwight Rahmeyer, Springfield; one daughter, Marlene
Ochse, Easton, Pa.; two step-daughters, Kathleen Crawford, Princeton, N.J.
and Liane Smith, Fort Myers, Fla.; one brother, Carl Wilson, Owasso, Okla.;
four grandchildren; and one step-grandchild.
Memorials are suggested to the First Presbyterian
Arnold Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
John A. Davis
Funeral services for John A. Davis, age 71 of
Vandalia, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at the Second
Baptist Church, Vandalia. Officiating will be the Rev. William Butler,
Jr. Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery. Visitation is from 6-8
p.m. Tuesday evening, June 4, at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Mr. Davis died at 5:39 a.m. June 1, at Audrain
Medical Center, Mexico.
He had worked as a lift truck operator at Harbison
Walker Refractories for over 43 years, retiring in 1994. He was a lifelong
Vandalia resident and a trustee and member of the Second Baptist Church,
Mr. Davis was born Feb. 26, 1931 in Vandalia,
the son of John R. and Byona M. Salmon Davis.
He married Fannie L. Davis on June 26, 1950 in
Vandalia; she preceded him in death on June 24, 1998.
Survivors include four sons, Michael, Marlin,
Myron and Mark Davis, all of Vandalia; three daughters, Marsha, Marian
and Myra Jean Davis, all of Vandalia; one brother, Albert Davis of Kansas
City; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and
He was preceded in death by his parents; one
son, Mitchell; and six brothers.
Memorials are suggested to the Second Baptist
Church Building Fund.
NEW LONDON - Phillip Omer Bridgman, 81, of Shelbina,
formerly of New London, died at 11:06 p.m., Friday, May 31, 2002, at the
University Hospital and Clinics, Columbia.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday
at Grand View Burial Park, Hannibal. No visitation is scheduled.
Bienhoff Funeral Home of Center is in charge
PERRY - Douglas Eugene "Dougie" Whelan, 30, died
at 9:10 p.m., Friday, May 31, 2002, at the University Hospital and Clinics
in Columbia, following a lengthy illness.
A funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. today at St.
William Catholic Church in Perry. Burial was in the St. Paul Cemetery,
Rosetta (Sarah Verdi) Boyer
Rosetta (Sarah Verdi) Boyer, 76, of Montgomery
City, died on Sunday Feb. 2, 2003 at New Florence Nursing Center, New Florence.
Rosetta Boyer was born April 23, 1926, in New
Orleans, La., to Sebastino and Josephine LaMonica Verdi. Rosetta married
Keith L. Boyer in St. Louis on March 10, 1944. She was very active in church
and served as a Sunday School Teacher for many years. Rosetta enjoyed taking
care of her husband and children. She will be missed by her family and
many, many friends.
Mrs. Boyer is survived by her husband, Keith
L. Boyer of Montgomery City; three children, Paulette Eaves of Montgomery
City, Rodney Boyer and wife, Shiela, of St. Louis, and Tammy Van Meter
of Belleville, Ill.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister,
Anntonnette Giamalva of St. Louis; and one brother, Anthony Verde of St.
Mrs. Boyer is preceded in death by her parents;
one son, Bradley Boyer; and one brother, Marion Verdi.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday,
Feb. 7, at Evangelical Full Gospel Assembly Church, 10101 Tesson Ferry
Rd., St. Louis, MO. Interment will be in the Lake Charles Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Schlanker Funeral Home
and 10-11 a.m. Friday before the service at Evangelical Full Gospel Assembly
Church in St. Louis.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Diabetes
Association c/o Schlanker funeral Home, 207 Danville Road, Montgomery City,
Hazel D. Ehrlich
Hazel Dean Ehrlich, 90, of Mexico, died at 6:45
a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at Audrain Medical Center in Mexico.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb.
6, 2003, at 1 p.m. at Pickering Funeral Home with the Rev. Todd Walker
officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday from noon until the time of
the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Brian Schoneboom, Ted Schoneboom,
Paul Dubbert, William Ehrlich, Howard Shoemyer and William Shoemyer.
Mrs. Ehrlich was born on Feb. 12, 1912, in Bakersfield,
Calif., the daughter of John Calvin and Elizabeth Arvilla Allen Wassell
Bottomly. Mrs. Ehrlich had been employed by the International Shoe Company
until she retired on Oct. 9, 1946. On Oct. 9, 1946, in Pittsfield, Ill.,
she married Lee Taft Ehrlich, who died on April 3, 1996.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews,
including one great niece, Mrs. Rayola Miller, Fowler, Ill.
Donna Jean Dixon
Donna Jean Dixon, 65, Fulton, passed away Monday,
Feb. 3, 2003 at the Belleville Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Ill. She
was born on Aug. 23, 1937 in Buell, the daughter of Wilbur and Abbie (Moore)
She will be sadly missed and lovingly remember
by her mother, Abbie Cluster of Shelbina; two sons, Gary Dixon of Nashville,
Tenn. and Robert Dixon of Eunice, La.; three daughters, Patricia Ruby of
Vandalia, Regina Arnaud of Eunice, La. and Sheryl Statham of Collinsville,
Ill.; one brother, John Cluster of Fulton; and one sister, Carol Schofield
of Shelbina; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Dixon worked as a cook in the bakery at
the Fulton State Hospital in Fulton. She was a member of the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Her hobbies included crossword puzzles,
collecting dolls, and reading.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday,
Feb. 7, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Fulton, with
Elder Perry Lovett officiating. Interment will be in the Middletown Cemetery
in Middletown. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the
Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American
Cancer Society, c/o Joneda Phillips, 1295 Mokane Road, Fulton, MO 65251.
Darrel Picton, age 59 of Mexico, died at 1:20
p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003 at his residence.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday
at East Lawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Wesley Keeling officiating. Visitation
will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening at Arnold Funeral Home.
Mr. Picton was born Aug. 17, 1943 in Canton,
Ill., the son of Francis Gurvis and Ina Mae (Newcomb) Picton.
He married Beverly Howard on July 31, 1965 in
Mr. Picton worked at A.P. Green Refractories
for 33 years. He served in the U.S. Army from 1965-1967. He was baptized
at New Harmony Christian Church in Curryville.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly Picton of
the home; two sons, Darrel W. Picton, Mexico and Darin Picton and wife,
Jamie, of Mexico; one daughter, Tammy Campbell and husband, Terry, of Mexico;
mother-in-law, Nellie Howard, Mexico; seven grandchildren, Justin, Ryan,
Brandon and Samantha Campbell, Chelsie Ballard, Austin Pattillo and Ashley
Picton; one brother, Bill Picton, Farber; one sister, Linda Baker, Memphis;
and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one
brother, Charles Picton.
CENTRALIA - Morrison Hartley Breedlove, 85, of
Hallsville, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at Boone Hospital Center, Columbia.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday
at Fenton Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Mount Horeb Cemetery.
Visitation is from 1:30 p.m. Thursday until time
of the service.
Richard C. "Dick" Dollens
Richard C. "Dick" Dollens, age 71 of Mexico,
died at 5:10 p.m. Monday, March 31, 2003, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday
at Arnold Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Baitinger officiating. Burial
will be in New Hope Cemetery. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday evening
at the funeral home.
Mr. Dollens was born March 10, 1932 in Audrain
County, the son of Thomas K. and Nevo D. (Davidson) Dollens.
He married Ruby Padgett in August 1953 in Helena,
Mont.. She preceded him in death on Dec. 6, 1999.
Mr. Dollens was retired from A.P. Green's.
Survivors include three sons, Coy C. Dollens,
Centralia, Dean Dollens and Troy Lance Dollens, both of Mexico; 11 grandchildren;
one great-grandchild; and brothers and sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Edna) Smith
Jr., Auxvasse, Mrs. Robert (Thelma) Sanders, Centralia, Cecil Dollens,
Portland, Ore., Glen Lois LaFurge, Park City, Mont., and Jack L. Dollens,
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death
by his parents and one brother, James.
Memorials are suggested to New Hope Church Cemetery
PARIS - Laverne Alexander, 74, of Mexico, formerly
of Paris, died Saturday, March 29, 2003, at Audrain Medical Center.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m.Saturday
at Walnut Grove Cemetery under the direction of Agnew Funeral Home.