Gweneth Heckler, 76, of Dalton, MO died November 29, 2001 at Fitzgibbon
Hospital in Marshall, MO. Gweneth was born August 9, 1925 in Dalton,
MO the daughter of William Roy and Lillian Alice (Rinehart) Hechler.
Gweneth was a lifelong Dalton area resident. She was a homemaker
and a member of the Dalton Community Center and Extension Club.
Gweneth is survived by cousins and friends.
Graveside services are Saturday, December 1, 2001 at the Dalton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dalton Cemetery Association.
Services under the direction of Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury.
Crystal George, 87, of Salisbury, died Friday, November 23, 2001 at
the North Park Village Care Center in Moberly. Crystal was born September
21, 1914 in Salisbury the daughter of Rudolph and Elsie (Stoeppelman) Boeger.
Mrs. George was a lifelong Salisbury resident.
Crystal married Melvin J. George on January 25, 1948 in Salisbury and
he preceded her in death on August 21, 1971.
Crystal was a housewife, a member of the United Methodist Church in
Salisbury, Order of the Easter Star (Warren Star Chapter), she volunteered
for the American Cancer Society for over 50 years serving as president
of the Chariton County Unit for 11 years, she served on the Farm
Bureau Board for many years, and was on the board of trustee's for 6 years
of the Chariton County Health Department where she helped organize the
department in 1986.
Mrs. George is survived by her son and daughter-in-law; Roger and Lana
George of Salisbury, three grandchildren Jason Young and his wife Tia,
Jennifer Young and Gabriel George, two great grandchildren, Cole and Cheyenne
Young and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death
by her parents, husband and brother, Howard Boeger.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Summerville
Funeral Home in Salisbury with interment in Eastlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery
in Salisbury. Visitation will be Sunday from 5 til 8:00 p.m. at the
funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the church or American Cancer
Officiant: Rev. Mary Biesemeyer
Organist: Marva Davis
Vocalist: Lynn Ann Switzer
Pallbearers: Jerry Boeger, Josh Boeger, Jeff Boeger, Troy McAdams,
Mike Sorrells and George Schupback
Honorary Pallbearers: George A. Schupback, John Wright, Richard Thieman,
Bash Nichols, Jerry Sussillo, Darrel Forderhase and Charles Davis
Mary (Perkins) Kahn
Mary (Perkins) Kahn, 93, of Kansas City, MO died November 12, 2001
at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. Mary was born July 17, 1908 in Orrick,
MO the daughter of Robert Clay and Gussie Adelaide (Minter) Perkins. She
was raised by her grandparents Judge and Mrs. H.C. Minter in Keytesville,
MO. Mary married Ulyn Parker and this union lasted 20 years, in 1953 she
married Jack Kahn and he preceded her in death in 1984.
Mary attended Keytesville High School and graduated in 1926.
She attended business school in Kansas City. She was a co-owner and operator
of Parker Cafe for 20 years, and later worked as a secretary and bookkeeper
for Kiser & Henley Co., in Kansas City. Mary was a member of
the Broadway United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star.
Mary is survived by a half brother John Perkins of Flushing, MI and
two half sisters Merta Powers of Kansas City, MO and Pat Smith of Lee's
Summit, MO and a step daughter.
Visitation will be from 9 - 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 16, at the
Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury. Graveside Services will be 11:30
at the Keytesville City Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to
the Broadway United Methodist Church in Kansas City.
Minister: Rev. Steve McQueen
Dorothy L. Minks
Dorothy L. Minks, of Salisbury, died November 5, 2001 at her daughter's
home in Poplar Bluff, MO. Dorothy was born December 31, 1912 in Salisbury,
MO the daughter of Jesse and Maude Gertrude (Smith) Street and granddaughter
of John and Sarah (Street) Randolph. Dorothy married James Elmer
Cadmus and he preceded her in death on July 23, 1963. She married
Harmon Minks and he preceded her in death on April 23, 1977.
Dorothy was a lifelong area resident. She was a co-owner and
operator of Caddy's Food Center for ten years, then she worked as mail
clerk for Biltwell for 21 years. Dorothy was a member of the Salisbury
United Methodist Church, Eastern Star Chapter 354 in Keytesville, Missouri
Federation of Women's Club, and former board member of the Little Dixie
Concerts in Moberly.
Dorothy is survived by a daughter Dona Kay Ijames of Poplar Bluff,
MO a granddaughter Rebecca Ann Taylor and grandson Bryan Cadmus Keathley,
two great grandchildren, a sister Jessie Maude Blake of Marceline, and
brother Donald W. Coomes of Lady of the Lake, Florida. She was preceded
in death by her parents, husbands, a brother Charles, two sisters Mildren
Bowman and Mary E. Wolf.
Visitation is 5 - 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 9 at the Summerville Funeral
Home, Inc. in Salisbury. Services are 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November
10 at Summerville Funeral Home with burial in Oakland Cemetery in Moberly.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Minister: Rev. Mary Biesemeyer
Organist: Jean Marie Harvey
Vocalist: Matt Arni and Les Dotson
Pallbearers: Bryan Keathley, Matt Arni, Les Dotson, Lester Peters,
Don Hinkle, Edmond Fawks
Ralph Gauna, age 71, of Salisbury, died November 3, 2001 at his home.
Ralph was born May 14, 1930 in Dilly, TX the son of Samuel and Joshephine
(Medina) Gauna. Ralph married Shirlee Ferguson on January 12, 1974
in Tijuana, Mexico, and she survives of the home.
Ralph was a decorated veteran of the Korean Conflict. He had
served in the U.S. Army and was a prisoner of war for 27 months.
Ralph had worked as a respiratory therapist and physicians assistant for
Kiser Permante Hospital in Bellflower, CA. Ralph had lived in Salisbury
the past eight years moving from Anaheim, California. He was a member of
the Salisbury Lions Club.
Ralph is survived by his wife Shirlee, mother-in-law Dorothy Guilford
of Salisbury, children Ralph Bernard (Duffy) Gauna of Orange County, CA,
Vincent Thomas Gauna and wife Crystal of Kodiak Island, AK, Jeffrey Allen
Gauna of Boise, ID, Lee Knight of Salisbury, MO, Kimberly Josephine Gauna
of Anchorage, AK, Gloria Louise Chamberline and husband Jack of East Liverpool,
OH, Dawn Marie Glenn and husband Greg of Orange County, CA, Lisa Kay Davidson
of Greenville, MI, and J'Nae Linneman of Salisbury, 21 grandchildren, and
three great grandchildren, two brothers Manuel Gauna of Kalamazoo, MI and
Richard Gauna and wife Judy of Dayton, OH and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers Joe and Edward
Visitation is 5-7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 8, 2001 at the Summerville
Funeral Home, Inc. with memorial services following at 7:00 p.m.
Inurnment will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 9, at Eastlawn Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Minister: Rev. Nathan Argent
Organist: Jean Marie Harvey
Vocalist: Rev. Nathan Argent
Fern Schnetzler, age 95, of Moberly, died November 4, 2001 at her home,
220 Taylor, Moberly, MO. She was born November 12, 1905 to the late
Bessie Brown Jones and Edmon Brooks Jones, at Huntsville, MO and moved
to Weatherford, Oklahoma with her parents at the age of 2 years.
The family moved back to Musselfork, MO when she was 4 years old.
She received her teaching degree from Kirksville State Teachers College
and taught for a number of years in the rural schools of Chariton County.
On November 30, 1929, she married Leslie Schnetzler of Salisbury, MO,
where they resided as farmers. Later in life they moved to Madison,
MO and after Leslies' death she moved to Moberly, MO where she resided
until her death.
She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Moberly, the
Trinity United Methodist Women, and a Sunday School Teacher. She
was also a volunteer for the Randolph County OATS, MACC of Moberly and
member of the Chariton County Historical Society.
Survivors are three children; Barbara Mannering and husband Bob of
Warrensburg, MO, Beverly Renne and husband Harvey of Kansas City, MO, and
Leslie Schnetzler of Madison, MO, nine grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren
and eight great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents,
husband Leslie, infant daughter Brenda Eilene, sister Willo Jones, brother
Floyd Jones, and daughter-in-law Eulah Schnetzler.
Visitation is 6 - 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 6 at the Summerville
Funeral Home in Salisbury. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday,
November 7 at Summerville Funeral Home with burial in Salisbury City Cemetery.
Memorial may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Minister: Rev. Pete Soens
Organist: Marva Davis
Vocalist: Debra Sellers
Pallbearers: Kent Mannering, Kevin Mannering, Larry Barton, Darin Schnetzler,
Mark Renne, Dennis Couch
Lorene Twyman, 92, of Salisbury died December 31, 2001 at Columbia
Regional Hospital in Columbia, She was born June 25, 1909 in Prairie
Hill, MO the daughter of Victor and Ada (Sears) Houston. She had
two sisters, Mary, (Mrs. Horace) Gibson, Sue, (Mrs. Porter) Cooper, and
they both preceded her in death.
Lorene married Finis Twyman on December 24, 1927, a cattleman and farmer
in the Prairie Hill community. He preceded her in death on April
Mrs. Twyman was a lifelong area resident, a member of the Prairie Hill
Baptist Church, and of the Willing Workers Extension Club.
Mrs. Twyman was a mother of three children. Robert Lee, who died
as an infant, Joe Paul Twyman, Clifton Hill, MO, and Julia Horner of Auxvasse,
MO. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Steve Twyman of Clifton
Hill, MO, Jane Fuemmeler of Salisbury, MO, William and Finis Horner both
of Auxvasse, MO, nine great grandchildren and one niece Mrs. Dorothy Thorp
of Booneville, IN, and sister-in-law Mrs. Helen Twyman of Clifton Hill,
Visitation is 10 - 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 3, 2002 at the Summerville
Funeral Home in Salisbury with the funeral following at 11:00 a.m. at the
funeral home. Burial in Prairie Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions
may be made to the Dulany Library or the Salisbury Senior Center.
Minister: Brother Elmo Terry
Organist: Betty Clayburg
Vocalist: Kent Harmon
Lela E. Spellman
Lela E. Spellman, 93, of Salisbury died December 25, 2001 at Chariton
Park Health Care Center in Salisbury, after a lengthy illness. Lela
was born April 18, 1908 in Forest Green, MO the daughter of Fred and Meta
(Imgarten) Weiseman. She married Fred Spellman on August 15, 1926
at Salem Lutheran Church in Forest Green and he preceded her in death on
February 23, 1998.
Lela was a homemaker, and a longtime member of the Salem Lutheran Church
in Forest Green and the LWML at the church.
Lela is survived by a daughter Thelma and husband Floyd Sanders of
Salisbury, son-in-law J.W. Gelski of Salisbury and daughter-in-law Vicki
Spellman of Mapleglen, PA; a brother Harvey Weiseman of Columbia, MO, sisters
Edna Rice of Salisbury, MO Sylvia Friesz of Keytesville, MO, and Bernice
Yarberry of Kansas City, MO; grandchildren, Steve Sanders and wife M'liss
of Salisbury, Dale Sanders and wife Mary Jo of Moberly, MO, Mara Gelski
of Bernardsville, NJ, Jeff Gelski of Overland Park, KS, Kathy Smith and
husband Bob of St. Louis, MO, Jennifer Spellman of Columbia, MD, and Susannah
Spellman of Hoboken, NJ: four great grandchildren, Chris Sanders and wife
Amy of Columbia, MO, Mitch Sanders of Salisbury, Angie Smith and Robbie
Smith both of St. Louis, MO; three great grandchildren, Courtney Hunt,
Tyson Hunt, both of Moberly, MO, and Drew Hunt of Columbia, MO. She
was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Carol Gelski on May 16,
1999, a son Verle Spellman on January 10, 2000, sister Nettie Friesz and
an infant sister Gloria.
Visitation will be 5 - 8:00 p.m. Friday, December 28, 2001 at Summerville
Funeral Home, in Salisbury, MO. Funeral Services will be Saturday,
December 29 at 11:00 a.m. at Salem Lutheran Church in Forest Green with
burial in Salem Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be
made to the Salem Lutheran Church or Chariton Park Health Care Center Activities
Minister: Pastor Laurence Carlson
Organist: Maxine Imgarten
Pallbearers: Mitch Sanders, Robbie Smith, Bob Smith, John Rice, Randall
Weiseman, Gerald Friesz
Mabel J. O'Bryan, 95, of Glenwood, IL died December
17, 2001 at her home. Mabel was born September 24, 1906 in Salisbury,
MO the daughter of Obie and Minnie King.
Mabel was a retired telephone operator for Illinois Bell. She
Mabel is survived by a son Lawrence "Larry" O'Bryan of Matteson, IL,
a son Robert and wife Susan O'Bryan of Glenwood, IL, granddaughter Karen
and husband Mike Ortega and two great grandchildren Michael and Victoria
Ortega. She was preceded in death by parents and a daughter-in-law
Visitation is Thursday, December 20, from 9 - 10:00 a.m. at the Summerville
Funeral Home in Salisbury with Graveside services following at 10:00 a.m.
at the Salisbury City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the
Salisbury City Cemetery or the Alzheimer Association.
Minister: Rev. Nathan Argent
Lillian Vaughn Redding
Lillian Vaughn Redding, 82, lifelong resident of Keytesville, Missouri,
passed away Thursday, December 13, 2001 at Chariton Park Health Care Center
in Salisbury. She was born September 18, 1919 in Keytesville the
daughter of Sylvester and Hallie (Wheeler) McAllister. Lillian was
united in marriage to George Virgil Redding on October 2, 1932; to this
union was born nine children.
Lillian devoted her life to the caring of her family. She was
also a member of the Second Baptist Church of Keytesville, MO.
Lillian was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Virgil on
June 6, 1997, one daughter, Velma Lucille, one brother John "Dub" McAllister,
one sister Evelyn "Tootsi" Green, and two grandchildren.
Lillian is survived by five sons, Virgil, Jr and Bobby Redding both
of Keytesville, MO; Charles Redding of Dalton, MO; Raymond Redding of Huntsville,
MO; and Clifford Redding of Moberly, MO; three daughters, Sue Williams
of Indianapolis, IN; Joyce Redding of Columbia, MO; and Patsy Redding of
Salisbury, MO; one son-in-law; and three daughters-in-law; one brother-in-law,
Charles Redding of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; her beloved grandchildren;
and great great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and
Visitation will be 5 - 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 16, 2001 at the Summerville
Funeral Home in Salisbury. Funeral services will be Monday, December
17, at 11:00 a.m. at the Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury with burial
in Keytesville City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made
to the Keytesville Cemetery Association.
Minister: Rev. Earl Howell
Mary Elizabeth Harris
Mary Elizabeth Harris, 79, of Salisbury died December 12, 2001 at Chariton
Park Health Care Center. She was born November 1, 1922 in Council
Bluffs, Iowa the daughter of Willie Moses and Beulah Pearl (Todd) Brogan.
Mary married William Robert "Bob" Harris on January 7, 1944 in Armstrong,
MO and he survives of the home.
Mary was a school teacher for approximately 35 years in the Salisbury
school district and surrounding areas. Mary retired in 1983.
She was a member of the Salisbury First Baptist Church, Baptist Women,
Order of the Eastern Star in Huntsville, MO, and the Retired Teachers of
Chariton County, and a former member of the Music Club.
Mary is survived by her husband Bob, two daughters, Judy Budde of Salisbury
and Karen and husband Charles Fray of Wichita, KS, three grandchildren,
Jill and husband Scott Maloney of Independence, MO, Jana Budde of Kansas
City, MO, and Jesse Fray of Wichita, KS, great granddaughter Abigail Maloney,
and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation is 5 - 8:00 p.m. Friday, December 14 at Summerville Funeral
Home in Salisbury. Funeral is Saturday, December 15 at 11:00 a.m.
at the First Baptist Church in Salisbury with burial in Eastlawn Memory
Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First
Baptist Church Music Dept. or the Community Teacher Association (CTA) Scholarship
Fund at the Salisbury High School.
Minister: Rev. Nathan Argent
Organist: Karla Britt
Pianist: Carol Ratliff
Vocalist: Ken & Connie Hulett, and Jesse Fray
Verl Harman, 81, of Salisbury died December 11, 2001 at Chariton Park
Health Care Center in Salisbury. He was born May 15, 1930 at Bynumville,
MO the son of John Leslie and Della (Brown) Harman. Verl married
Twylia McCart on May 3, 1942 in Kirksville, MO, and she survives of the
Verl was a lifelong area resident. He was a farmer who trucked
and sold seed corn and fertilizer until his retirement in 1995. He
was a member of the Church of God (Holiness).
Survivors include his wife, daughter Nola and husband Richard Kramer
of Blackwater, MO, two grandsons Gentry and Jason Kramer of Blackwater,
one brother Olin Harman, one brother-in-law Chalmer McCart, and a number
of cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother
Visitation is Thursday, December 13, from 1 - 2:00 p.m. at the Summerville
Funeral Home in Salisbury with funeral services following at 2:00 p.m.
Burial in Fitzgerald Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made
to the Fitzgerald Cemetery.
Minister: Rev. Burl McClanahan
Organist: Karla Britt
Vocalist: Ken & Connie Hulett
Pallbearers: Larry Harman, Alan Harman, Neal Harman, Gary Steffes,
Raymond Boss, and Willard Harmon.
Zeta Adams, 101, of Salisbury died Monday, December 10, 2001 at the
Chariton Park Health Care Center in Salisbury. She was born January
15, 1900 in Slater, MO the daughter of Frank Preston and Mary Jane (Hamley)
Zeta married Charles Adams on May 22, 1917 in Slater, and he preceded
her in death on October 24, 1982. His work as a boilermaker for the
Railroad took them many places, Cypress, IL, Salem, IL, Cleveland, OH,
and Dillionvale, OH. He retired in 1934, and they moved to a farm
in the Pleasant wood area east of Salisbury. After a few years they
moved to a farm near Springfield, MO, where they lived for 23 years.
They returned to Salisbury in 1963.
Zeta was a member of the First Baptist Church of Salisbury.
Survivors are a daughter Mary Ellen Chapman of Salisbury, MO a granddaughter
Judith Lee Buffington of Overland Park, KS, three great grandchildren,
Kathy and husband Ron Roling of Salisbury, MO, Karen and husband Roy Henke
of Allen, TX, and Michael and wife Paige of Heath, TX, six great grandchildren,
Jonathan, Joshua and Sarah Roling, Austin and Aubrey Henke, and Drake Buffington.
Also several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her
husband, parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 12th at the Summerville
Funeral Home in Salisbury. Burial in Salisbury City Cemetery.
Emelia M. Nagel
Emelia M. Nagel, 81, of Salisbury died December 5, 2001 at University
Hospital in Columbia, Emelia was born August 16, 1920 in Salisbury,
MO the daughter of Henry William and Elizabeth (Meissen) Striegel. She
married Eugene Joseph Nagel on June 18, 1946 in Salisbury, MO and
he preceded her in death on December 12, 1993.
Emelia was a lifelong Salisbury resident. She was a homemaker and bookeeper
for the Nagel Service Station and Car Wash. Emelia was a member of the
St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Choir, St. Joseph Altar Sodality, and St.
Joseph School Foundation.
Emelia is survived by three son's: Gerald Nagel and wife Rose of Tulsa,
OK, Thomas Nagel of St. Joe, MO, and Ron Nagel and wife Pam of St. Charles,
MO, two daughter's: Elizabeth Nagel of Philadelphia, PA and Ann Carter
and husband Richard of Salisbury, daughter-in-law Carolyn Nagel of Salisbury,
two brother-in-law's; Virgil Nagel and Marvin Nagel and wife Marie, and
sister-in-law's; Lucy Wood and Elvira Nagel-Vogt, ten grandchildren; Mike
Nagel and wife Sheila, Greg Nagel, Dan Nagel, Stacy Nagel, Stephen Nagel,
Allen Carter, Aaron Carter, Brett Carter, Amber Nagel, and Ryan Nagel,
three great grandchildren, Brock and Ashley Nagel and T. J. Beavers.
Emelia was preceded in death by her parents, husband Eugene, son, Robert
J. Nagel, sister's, Sister Corona Striegel and Mildred Widmer.
Visitation will be Friday, December 7, from 6-9:00 p.m. with a Rosary/Prayer
Service at 8:00 p.m. at the Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, December 8 at 10:00 a.m. at
the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salisbury with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph Church Parrish Memorial
Minister: Father Bill Debo
Pallbearers: Mike Nagel, Greg Nagel, Dan Nagel, Stephen Nagel, Allen
Carter, Aaron Carter, Brett Carter, Ryan Nagel