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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.

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 Peoria, Ariz.
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
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 Bishop
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 of Wellsville.
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.

Jack Stinnett
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 Cemetery.
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 Clinic.

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.

Walter Meyer
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 Home.

Linda Tucker
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 Funeral Home.

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 Hospital. 
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 23, 1999. 
Mr. Cox was a member of the First Christian Church of Centralia. 
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 Center. 
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. 

WILLIAM KARL 
HERMANN - William Karl, 92, of Hermann, died Friday, april 14, 2000, at Frene Valley Geriatric & Rehabilitation Center, Hermann. 
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. 

VERA McMULLEN 
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 home. 

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 City, Kan.
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 Springs.

Cameron Smoot
CENTRALIA - Cameron Kent Smoot, 35, of Millersburg, formerly of Centralia, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, at his home.
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 chapel.

Russ Wood
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 home.

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 Hill.
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 Health Center.
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.

CALVIN ELLIOTT
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 Church.
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, Vandalia.
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 nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Mitchell; and six brothers.
Memorials are suggested to the Second Baptist Church Building Fund.

Phillip Bridgman
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 of arrangements.

Douglas Whelan
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, rural Center.

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. Louis.
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, MO 63361.

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) Cluster.
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
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 Perry.
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.

Morrison Breedlove
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, Mexico.
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 Fund.

Laverne Alexander
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.


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