|Jack Kenneth Bobbitt
Jack Kenneth Bobbitt was born April 17, 1933 to the late Albert Lee
Bobbitt and Gurtie Callahan Bobbitt in Davisville, MO and departed this
life January 8, 2000 at his home in Overland, MO at the age of 66 years,
8 months and 21 days.
Jack grew up in Davisville. He moved to St. Louis and joined the Carpenters
Union Local 185. He worked as a carpenter over 40 years. He enjoyed hunting,
fishing and raising cattle.
On August 31, 1956 Jack married Vera Grace Ray in Bourbon, MO, and
to this union two sons were born. Together they made their home in Overland,
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Louis Bobbitt;
one sister, Betty Bryant; brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law, Jerry Langley,
Wilson Cole, George Smith, Bill Ashby, Marguerite Ray, Clint Ray, Frank
Ray, Earl Ray, Gladys Ray, Lloyd and Lucy Rutledge, George and Johanna
Those who remain to mourn his passing are his loving wife Vera of the
home; two sons, Michael Bobbitt and wife Donna of St. Peters, MO; Kevin
Bobbitt and wife Kitty of Ypsilanti, Michigan; two grandchildren, Sara
and Michael Bobbitt of St. Peters, MO.
Two brothers, Joe Bobbitt and wife Dixie and Jim Bobbitt and wife Margie
both of Salem, MO; four sisters, Marie Vaughn and husband Ralph of Huntsville,
Texas; Lorraine Pinnell and husband Haskell of Villa Ridge, MO; Bonnie
Langley of Steelville, MO; and Darlene Taber and husband Everett of Cuba,
Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Chester Bryant of Cherryville, MO;
Carolyn Bobbitt of Ashville, NC; Opal Cole of Kirkwood, MO; Lennie Smith
of Junction City, KS; Beulah Ashby of Bourbon, MO; Pearl and Herschel Albright
of Sullivan, MO; Clyde Ray of Rolla, MO.
Charles and Rose Ray of St. Louis; Edna Ray of St. Charles, MO; Hazel
Ray of Arizona; Pat Ray of Sullivan, MO; nieces, nephews, other relatives
and many friends all who will sadly miss and fondly remember Jack Kenneth
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 11, 2000 at the Hutson
Funeral Chapel in Steelville, MO with Rev. Delmar B. Hutson officiating.
Visitation was held Monday, January 10, 2000 from 5-9 p.m. at the Hutson
Funeral Home in Steelville, MO
Burial was in the Davisville Cemetery, Davisville, Missouri.
Those honoring Jack as pallbearers were: Matt Hudson, Mike Hudson,
John Hudson, Joe Lee, Wes Bobbitt and Larry Albright.
Joe Bobbitt played the guitar and sang.
All arrangements were under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home
in Steelville, MO.
Richard Edwin Farris
Richard Edwin "Ed" Farris of Cuba, Missouri was born on March 8, 1915
at Hinch, Missouri to the union of Fred C. Farris and Julia Farris nee
Woods and passed away on January 11, 2000 at the Missouri Baptist Hospital,
Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 84 years 10 months and 3 days.
On January 25, 1941 Ed was united in marriage to Pauline Elizabeth
Baker at Union, Missouri. They were happily married until Ed preceded Pauline
He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Harold and
He was a long time resident of Crawford County and a retired farmer.
Those who survive to mourn his passing from this life are his loving
wife Pauline E. Farris; one son David R. Farris & wife Barbara; four
daughters Edwina Britton & husband James, Ava Waits, Rosemary Basham
& husband Luther and Laverna Davis & husband Don; one brother William
Farris & wife Georgia; three sisters Reba Amann, Sadie Woods and Janie
Harmon; 24 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other
relatives and many friends.
Ed was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, great grandfather,
brother, good friend to all who knew him.
Richard E. "Ed" Farris was in state at the Britton Funeral Home of
Cuba, Missouri where funeral services were held on Friday, January 14,
2000 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. William Beazley officiating. Interment was
in the Lea Cemetery, Leasburg, Missouri. Pallbearers were Curtis Dunakey,
James Britton, Donald Bridgeman, Allan Branson, Kevin Farris, Ronald Martin,
Jerod Wiles and Ken Weiberg.
All arrangements were under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home
of Cuba, Missouri.
Edith Isabell Stack
Edith Isabell Stack, nee Ryan, was born Monday September 23, 1912,
at Steelville, Missouri, a daughter of the late James Ryan and Hattie Ryan
She entered eternal rest Monday, January 10, 2000, from Cuba Manor,
Cuba, Missouri, at the age of 87 years, 3 months and 17 days.
On January 1, 1929, at Cuba, Missouri, Edith was united in marriage
to Newton Stack. Newton was a minister with the Assembly of God. He and
Edith were dedicated to their church and their home. He preceded her in
death, March 6, 1980.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Edna Gibson and Effie
May Avery; one brother, Joel Ryan; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law,
Mabel Ryan, Effie Stack, Bill Stack, James and Lillian Stack, John Stack
and Steven Stack.
Among those who remain to mourn her passing are two brothers, Paul
Ryan and wife Dorothy of Florissant, Missouri, and Luther Ryan of Portland,
Oregon; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Mildred Seitz and Lulla Wood
both of Cuba, Missouri, Charles and Julia Stack of St. James, Missouri;
nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Edith Isabelle Stack lay in state 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 11, 2000,
at the Britton Brothers Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri. Funeral services
were held 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 12, 2000, in the Britton Chapel with
Rev. Lonnie Webb officiating.
Interment and committal prayers were in Meramec Hills Memorial Lawn,
Cuba, Missouri. Pallbearers were Carroll Gregory, Earl Halbert, Rodney
Halbert, Shannon Halbert, Joel Ryan, and Mike Ryan.
Arrangements under the direction of Britton Funeral Home, Steelville,
Irene F. Kane
Irene F. Kane of Sullivan passed away Saturday, January 8, 2000 at
the age of 88 years.
Irene was born a twin on October 21, 1911 to the late Edward and Effie
May (Houston) Hulsey at Steelville, Missouri. On December 27, 1945 Irene
was married to Frank Kinovsky at the First Presbyterian Church. Irene and
two of her sisters, Marietta and Roseanna made news when they shared the
same wedding gown at their respective weddings which all took place in
the Presbyterian Church.
In 1968 Mr. Kinovsky changed his name to Kane for business purposes
and they became Mr. and Mrs. Kane. They made their home in Chicago, Illinois
area for many years where Mrs. Kane was employed as a bookkeeper for the
Spiegel Catalog Company. For the past 20 years Irene made her home in Sullivan
where she was a member of the Tuesday Club and the First Presbyterian Church.
Irene enjoyed gardening, playing cards, crafts and crocheting. Irene's
twin sister, Nadine Immekus passed away one year to the day on January
She is survived by two sitsters, Marietta Howk and husband Art of Sullivan,
Roseanna Netzela of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, one brother-in-law, Buddy
Immekus of Sullivan, six nephews, Dana Wilcox and wife Sharon of Florissant,
Albert Netzela II and wife Patty of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, Winfred Immekus
and wife Rita of San Antonio, Texas, Douglas Immekus of Mayfield, Kansas,
Paul Howk and wife Nancy of Redbud, Illinois, Ray Howk of St. Louis, one
niece, Sharon Kettlekhake of Sullivan, great neices and nephews, Jeanie
Marie, Mark, Michelle, Jennifer and Karen Wilcox of Florissant, Albert
Netzela III, Dawn and Arianna Netzela all of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, Richard
Kettlekhake of Germany, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 10, 2000
from the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Dale
Jackson officiating. Interment was in Pleasant Point Cemetary in Steelville,
Missouri. Arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home.
Emile Buddy Evrard
Emile Buddy Evrard was born Wednesday, November 24, 1915, at Windsor,
Missouri, a son of the late Charles Evrard and Philemon Evrard (nee Mertens).
He entered eternal life Tuesday, January 11, 2000, from the Gibbs Care
Center, Steelville, Missouri, at the age of 84 years, 1 month, and 18 days.
Emile served his county in the United States Army as a bugler, from
1942 to December 1945.
In May 1942, he was united in marriage to Mary Rosella Cook. They have
been blessed with over fifty-seven years together and three sons, Gary,
Charles and Clinton.
He worked for a number of years as a yard mechanic for the railroad.
When he came to Crawford County he worked for Chaumiere Farms and later
he and Mary both worked for the Crawford County Elementary School.
In addition to his parents, Emile was preceded in death by four brothers,
Norman, Edmond, William and Charles Evrard, and three sisters, Adeline,
Elsie and Cecilia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Albert Cook, Walter
Cook and Freddie Alfred Cook.
Among those who remain to mourn his death are his devoted wife Mary
Rosella Evrard of Steelville, Missouri; three sons, Gary Evrard of Sparta
Illinios, Charles Evrard and wife Sheila of Gastonia, North Carolina, Clinton
Evrard and wife Lee of Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee.
Sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Genevieve Evrard of Windsor, Missouri,
Mary Evrard of Harrisburg, Illinois, Lydia and Don Hoefs of Petaluma, California,
Emma and Joe Moen of Lowndes, Missouri, Charles Henry and Lottie Cook of
Springtown, Texas, Bettie Cook and Emma Cook of Phoenix, Arizona.
Ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins,
other relatives and friends.
Emile Buddy Evrard lay in state 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, January 12, 2000,
at the Britton Brothers Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Thursday, January 13, 2000, in the
Britton Chapel with Rev. Richard Wilber officiating.
Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri, under the direction
of Britton Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
Eloice Clella Garms
Eloice Clella Garms, need Hewkin, was born Tuesday, May 8, 1928, at
Granite City, Illinois, a daughter of the late Walter Silas Hewkin and
Clella (Greenwood) Hewkin.
She entered eternal rest Friday, January 7, 2000, at the Sullivan Nursing
Care Center, Sullivan, Missouri, at the age of 71 years, 7 months and 30
On December 1, 1946 at a friend's home in St. Louis, Missouri, Eloice
was united in marriage to Jay A. Garms. They were blessed with over fifty-three
years together, and two daughters, Vicki and Lavona.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers,
Buster Hewkin and Rodney Hewkin; one sister Naomi Boll, sister-in-law Ruby
Hewkin and brother-in-law Fred Garms.
Among those who remain to mourn her passing are her devoted husband
Jay Garms of Sullivan, Missouri; their two daughters, Vicki and husband
Rick Adams of Sullivan, Missouri, Lavona and husband Rick Jordan of St.
Louis, Missouri, five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Four brothers Homer Hewkin and wife Leora of Cherryville, Missouri,
Don Hewkin and wife June of Ferguson, Missouri, Jim Hewkin and wife Marilyn
of Cuba, Missouri, Lynn Hewkin of Steelville, Missouri; two sisters, Darlene
and husband Jim Cape of Cuba, Missouri, Colleen and husband Glen Woolbright
of St. Louis, Missouri.
Sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Vera Hewkin of Cummings, Georgia,
Shirley Hewkin of San Diego, California, Walter Boll of St. Louis, Missouri,
Raymond and Ruth Garms, Earl and Georgia Garms, Larry and Joyce Garms all
of Steelville, Missouri.
Nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends who will
remember her as a person full of love for her Lord, her family and her
Eloice Clella Garms lay in state 4-8 p.m. Monday, January 10, 2000,
at the Britton Brothers Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri. Funeral services
were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 11, 2000, in the Britton Chapel with
Rev. David Cartee officiating. Musical selections were provided by organist
Darlene Cape and vocalist Finis Barr and Jim Hewkin.
Interment was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri. Honoring
Eloice as pallbearers were her grandsons Eric Jordan, Chris Jordan, Rick
Jordan and Rick Adams, and her nephews Alan Cape and John Hewkin.
Arrangements were under the direction of Britton Funeral Home, Steelville,
Arthur Tourville of Sullivan, Missouri passed away Wednesday, January
12, 2000 at the University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia at the
age of 86 years.
Mr. Tourville was born December 31, 1913 in the Smith School area near
Sullivan to the late Andrew and Elizabeth (Bacon) Tourville. On August
19, 1933 he was married to Esther Spaid at Steelville, Missouri, and to
this marriage two children were born.
He engaged in various endeavors throughout his life, which included
working for the Meramec State Park, serving as a guard for the Pea Ridge
Mines, and, more recently, laboring as a machinist for Carden Machine Shop.
He was especially fond of music, and, being skilled with the fiddle and
guitar, would regularly play for nursing homes, hospitals, and weekly get-togethers
with special friends.
He also enjoyed fishing and hunting, but his greatest pleasure was
engaging in the lost art of trading. It was said that he could "out trade
anyone" for a knife, watch or any object which caught his eye. Mr. Tourville
was a member of the Temple Baptist Church of Sullivan.
He is survived by his wife Esther; one son, Jerry Tourville and wife,
Mary, of Springfield, Missouri; one daughter, Carole Helton and husband,
Gene, of Hazelwood, Missouri; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren;
three great-great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Roy Spaid; four sisters-in-law,
Virginia Strothcamp, Mary Tourville, Lena Tourville and Doris Saucier;
nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Ten brothers and four sisters
preceded Mr. Tourville in death.
Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 14,
2000 from the Hassebroek Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastors Scott Perry
and Robert Tourville officiating. Interment was in the I.O.O.F. Memorial
Cemetery, Sullivan, Missouri.
Harold "Hutch" Hutchins
Harold "Hutch" Hutchins of Japan, Missouri passed away Saturday, January
8, 2000 at the age of 79 years.
Mr. Hutchins was born on April 7, 1920 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio to
the late Vera nee Lindall and Harold Hutchins, Sr. of Ormond Beach, Florida.
"Hutch" served his country with distinction as an Infantry Captain
and Commander in World War II. He was wounded at Anzio, Italy and in 1944
was awarded the Purple Heart. He also participated in the landing at Salerno
and Anzio, Italy, and received the Bronze Star award. He was honorably
discharged after three years of service in the United States Army.
On January 15, 1962 "Hutch" was united in marriage to Gloria Ann Giancola.
"Hutch" and Gloria spent the majority of their working lives together in
the management and operation of numerous, large hotels and motels throughout
the country. After retirement they traveled across the country, and also
made five trips abroad to Italy and other European countries before settling
in Japan, Missouri.
"Hutch" and the late Gloria Hutchins are survived by five daughters,
Carol Bartlett of Wentzville, Missouri, Gloria "Deet" Bedrosian of Sullivan,
Donna Blankenship and husband, Richard, of Spring Bluff, Debbie Sabatino
and husband, Tony, of Sullivan, and Denise Bess and husband, Randy, of
Cuba, Missouri; thirteen grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, brothers-in-law,
sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends. "Hutch"
was preceded in death by wife, Gloria Ann Hutchins, on November 24, 1990,
and also by his brother, Dan Hutchins, of New Canaan, Connecticut.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, January
11, 2000 from the Holy Martyrs of Japan Church with the Reverend Father
Robert Marshall officiating. Interment was in Holy Martyrs Church Cemetery.
Visitation hours for Mr. Harold "Hutch" Hutchins were from 9:30 a.m. until
11:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 11, 2000 at the Hassebroek Funeral Home in
Sullivan. All arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home
Ethel A. Pratt
Ethel A. Pratt of Sullivan, passed away Monday, January 10, 2000 at
the age of 65 years.
Ms. Pratt was born on September 10, 1934 in Sullivan, Mo. to the late
William and Thelma (Blackburn) Pratt. She was raised in Sullivan, and lived
her entire life in the Sullivan area. As an adult, Ethel served as a faithful
caregiver to both of her parents. Baptized at an early age, she was a very
active member of the Grace United Methodist Church of Sullivan. She also
was a well known worker at the Sullivan Senior Citizens Dining Center.
Throughout her life Ethel was loving and giving to all those around her.
She especially treated her nieces and nephews as though they were her very
own children. In addition, she is described as a woman who "never seemed
to meet a stranger." Ethel enjoyed puzzles, possessed a keen appreciation
of animals, and deeply loved her dog, Christina.
She is survived by two brothers, Roy L. Pratt of Sullivan and William
B. Pratt of Lexington, Tennessee; two sisters, Phoebe Stevens and Helen
Neeley Sanders and husband, Russell, all of Sullivan; nieces, nephews,
other relatives and a close friend, Mary Myers, and many other friends.
Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 13,
2000 from the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan with Dr. Bart
Hildreth officiating. Interment was in the I.O.O.F. Memorial Cemetery.
Velma Shaward, nee Scott, of Phoenix, Arizona, formerly of Sullivan,
passed away Friday, January 7, 2000 at the age of 89 years.
Velma was born February 14, 1910 to the late Ashley and Pearl (Campbell)
Scott at Crawford County, Mo. Velma was Sullivan's first beautician and
was employed in that field until she married Raymond Shaward in 1938 and
moved to Phoenix, Arizona. Irene remained in Phoenix until her husband
passed away and ill health forced her to come back home to Sullivan. She
was a kind and loving wife, sister and aunt. She will be fondly remembered
by all who knew her.
She is survived by one brother, Leo Scott and wife Colleen of Sullivan,
three sisters, Mona Strothcamp and Colleen Goebel, both of St. Louis, Norma
Turnbough of Kansas City, Mo.; nieces and nephews, other relatives and
many friends. Along with her parents and husband Ms. Shaward was preceded
in death by five sisters, Iva White, Audrey Goldsen, Kate Scott, Nadine
Harmon and Betty Lollar.
It was Mrs. Shaward's desire to be cremated. private services will
be held at a later time. Arrangements were under the care of the Eaton
Funeral Home of Sullivan.
Wilbert Taylor, Sr.
Wilbert Ervin Tayloe, Sr., formerly of Owensville, died Friday, January
7, 2000, at his home in Florissant. He was 89 years old.
He was born November 15, 1910, in Bem, a son of Jacob Harrison and
Elizabeth Wilhemina Dieball Tayloe. He married Hazel Rutz on November 9,
1935 in St. Louis, and she survives.
In addition to his wife, Hazel, Mr. Tayloe is survived by one daughter,
Carolyn Wilson and her husband Bill, St. Louis; two sons, Wilbert Ervin
Tayloe, Jr., and his wife Donna, Olathe, Kansas, and John Steven Tayloe
and his wife Kathleen of St. Louis' eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four half-sisters, Della Morris, Emily
Ringeisen, Mayme Murphy and Elizabeth Shafer; three full brothers, Earl,
George and Henry Tayloe; and one full sister, Nora Thenhaus.
Mr. Tayloe was a member of the St. John's United Church of Christ in
Visitation was held 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m.,
on Saturday, January 15, with the Rev. Bill Winch officiating at Gottenstroeter
Funeral Home in Owensville. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Cuba Route.
Mary Ruth Wilson
Mary Ruth Wilson, nee Walden, of Sullivan, Mo., passed away Monday,
January 10, 2000 at the age of 80 years,
Mrs. Wilson was born September 14, 1919 in Corrinith, Mississippi to
the late James and Ora Lou (Reeves) Walden. She was raised in the South,
mainly in Mississippi and Arkansas and on November 11, 1949 she was married
to William Vance Wilson. They came to the Sullivan area in the early 1960's.
Mrs. Wilson loved music, especially Rock 'n Roll and had even managed a
band for a time. She also found pleasure in crocheting in her free time.
She is survived by one son, Randy Wilson of Steelville, Mo., one daughter,
Judy Brake and husband, Randy of Gerald, Mo., one sister, Edna Hoefer of
House Springs, Mo., 3 grandchildren, Melissa Walker, Shane and Cody Wilson,
three great-grandchildren, Samantha, Alex and Nicholas, and a close friend,
Richard DeClue, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 13, 2000
from the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan with Mr. Bobby Higgins officiating.
Interment was in Bourbon Cemetery.
Eldo M. Hendrickson, Owensville, died Sunday, February 13, 2000, at
St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City. He was 80 years old.
Mr. Hendrickson was born July 29, 1919, in Oak Hill, a son of James
A. and Bessie McWilliams Hendrickson. He married Irene Spurgeon on January
21, 1942, in Steelville. She preceded him in death.
He is survived by two sons, Carl H. Hendrickson and his wife Janet
of Owensville, and Rev. Larry H. Hendrickson and his wife Joyce of Jefferson
City; one daughter, Catherine Mistler and husband Bob of Owensville; one
brother, Ervin Hendrickson of Cuba; one sister, Celesta Spurgeon, of Owensville;
seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Hendrickson served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was
a member of the First Baptist Church in Owensville.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 16, at Gottenstroeter
Funeral Home with the Rev. Dean Catlett officiating. Burial was in the
Licklider Cemetery, Cuba Route.
Arrangements were made under the direction of Gottenstroeter Funeral
Floyd E. Hollingshead
Floyd E. Hollingshead of Sullivan, passed away Wednesday, February
23, 2000 at the age of 76 years.
Mr. Hollingshead was born on February 22, 1924 in Leasburg, Mo. to
the late James William and Florence Osa Ann (Farrar) Hollingshead. He was
raised in the Leasburg and Cuba area, and graduated from the Sullivan High
On August 11, 1951 he was united in marriage to Udena M. Bryant in
Floyd's primary occupation throughout his life was that of an auto
mechanic. Following high school he worked for approximately four years
in the St. Louis area. He retired from Feese Chevrolet in Sullivan, where
he was employed for seventeen years. Floyd enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening,
yard work, watching TV, but, most of all, found pleasure in his grandchildren
and great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist
Church of Sullivan, Sullivan Oddfellow Lodge #156, Sullivan Rebekah Lodge
#319, the Cantons, and the Encampment.
He is survived by his wife Udena; two sons, Floyd Hollingshead, Jr.,
of Bourbon, Mo., and James Walter Hollingshead of Leasburg, Mo.; five daughters,
Alice Diane Tropf and husband, Amel, of Champion, Nebraska, Jean Ann Lawrence
and husband, Dan, of St. Louis, Mo., Evelyn Sue Wiedeman and husband, Michael,
of Sullivan, Theresa Lynn Ruble and husband, Roy, of Bourbon, and April
Maria Caw and husband, Curtis, of Kansas City, Mo.; four brothers, James
of Cuba, Pearl of Sullivan, and David and Charles Hollingshead, both of
Seven sisters, Margaret of Green Forest, Arkansas, Elsie Hedrick of
Madison, Wisconsin, Catherine Herbesteith of Pacific, Mo., Lula Richardson
and Betty Hilliard, both of Sullivan, Lillian Shomeke of Steelville, Mo.
and Ruby Brew of Delta, Colorado; 18 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren,
other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Floyd was preceded
in death by one brother, Oscar, two sisters, Mary Sampson and Agnes Vinnige,
and one grandson.
Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, February 27, 2000
from the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Jim Abel officiating.
Interment was in the I.O.O.F. Memorial Cemetery. Those who desire may make
memorials to the American Heart Association in memory of Mr. Floyd E. Hollingshead.
Douglas MacArthur DePew
Douglas MacArthur DePew was born on April 3, 1942 in St. Louis, Mo.
to Floyd Hudson DePew and Alma Hasty DePew and departed this life on February
24, 2000 at Rolla, Mo. at the age of 57 years, 10 months and 21 days.
Doug grew up in the Jefferson County area near Hillsboro, Mo. He was
a member of Sandy Baptist Church. Doug entered military service where he
served in the regular Army and Reserves. On February 25, 1966 Doug married
Linda Sue Akers at Sandy Baptist Church near Hillsboro, Mo. and to this
union four children were born.
Doug and his family moved to Crawford County in 1972 where he farmed.
In 1976 they moved to their home in Cuba. Doug worked many hours for the
Crawford County Sheriff's Department. He enjoyed many interests: farming,
raising registered quarter horses, hunting and fishing, classic cars, collecting
fine collectibles, and woodworking. He will be remembered as a very patriotic
man, and a man who loved his family very much.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Charles and
Harold DePew; one sister, Barbara Fink; two sisters-in-law, Brenda Lyons,
and Sandy DePew; an infant daughter, Lisa Michelle; and a son, Steven Craig
Those who remain to mourn his passing are his wife Linda of the home;
two children, Douglas MacArthur DePew, Jr. and wife Sandy of Elkland, Mo.
and Lori Kathleen Hossain and husband Imon of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; six
brothers, Floyd DePew and wife Helen, Chester DePew and wife Tillie, Howard
DePew and wife Alice, Frank DePew and wife Cora, Raymond DePew and wife
Sandy, and Robert DePew and wife Brenda; four sisters, JoAnn Beckemeyer
and husband Wayne, Ann Harris and husband Art, Ruth Watts, and Eileen DePew;
mother-in-law Elizabeth Frietze; in-laws, Connie Schmitz, Danny Akers,
David Akers, Dennis Akers, Joe Dan Frietze, and John Frietze; two grandchildren,
Rusty and Donna Muse; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends,
all who will sadly miss and fondly remember Doug DePew.
Visitation was held on Saturday, February 26, 2000 from 3:00 - 9:00
at Hutson Funeral Home in Cuba, Mo.
Funeral Service was held on Sunday, February 27, 2000 at 2:00 p.m.
at Hutson Funeral Chapel in Cuba, Mo. with Rev. Bob Houchins officiating.
Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers were local law enforcement officers
from Crawford County Sheriff's Department, and Cuba and Steelville Police
Burial was in Sandy Baptist Church Cemetery near Hillsboro, Mo.
Memorials are suggested to the Make A Wish Foundation.
All arrangements were under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home
in Cuba, Mo.
Jason Lee Blanton
Jason Lee Blanton was born November 8, 1976 and passed away February
17, 2000 at the age of 24 years.
Jason was the son of Shari and Frank Stevens and the late Leonard Blanton.
He left to mourn his loving parents, a daughter Kaitlyn Marie Blanton
and a son Leonard Wesley Blanton.
He is the dear grandson of Roy and Julia Blanton and great-grandson
of Cora Harman, Steelville; Charles and Lavada Dillard and Lucille Stevens,
dear brother of Jennifer Stevens, Anthony Travis Massa, Roxanne, Joshua,
Jeremiah and Jared, dear uncle, cousin, nephew and friend of many.
The funeral was at New Kutis South County Chapel at Butler Hill, February
21, 2000, at 10:30 a.m.
Interment was at the Liberty Cemetery, Steelville, Mo. at 1:00 p.m.
Vera L. McLeroy
Vera L. McLeroy, nee Richardson, of Cuba, Mo. was born on September
17, 1926 at Steelville, Mo. to the union of George Richardson and Grace
Richardson nee Terry and passed away suddenly on February 9, 2000 at Cuba,
Mo. at the age of 73 years, 4 months and 22 days.
On October 8, 1980 Vera was united in marriage to Aubrey McLeroy at
Steelville, Mo. They were happily married until Aubrey preceded Vera in
death on October 7, 1994.
Vera was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, Frank, Tom,
William, Clarence and George Richardson and six sisters, Pearl Lutzemberger,
Ima Lee, Evie and Goldie Richardson, Edith Schuler and Oma Hartung.
Vera has been a long time resident of Cuba, Mo. She retired from the
Lenox Company, St. Louis, Mo. She was a member of the Fourth Christian
Church of North St. Louis and a member of the Cuba VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
Those who survive to mourn her passing from this life are her loving
sister Mildred Cowan; one brother Walter Richardson and wife Carol; many
nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. Vera was a devoted wife,
loving sister, aunt, good friend to all who knew her and will be sadly
Vera L. McLeroy nee Richardson was in state at the Britton Funeral
Home, Cuba, Mo. on Saturday, February 12, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev.
Bob Houchins officiating. Interment was in the Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Mo.
All arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba,
Mae Spurgeon, nee Parrish, age 90, of Shelbina, Mo., died Saturday,
February 26, 2000, at approximately 1:55 a.m. at Monroe City Manor in Monroe
Mrs. Spurgeon was born in Sleeper, Mo. on February 11, 1910, the daughter
of Oscar and Allie Haggard Parrish.
On December 1, 1931 Mae was united in marriage to Ralph Spurgeon, Sr.
in Chillicothe, Mo. He survives.
Mrs. Spurgeon is also survived by four sons, Ralph Spurgeon, Jr. of
Macon, Robert Spurgeon of Eldon, Keith Spurgeon of Cuba, and Kenneth Spurgeon
of Monroe City; fifteen grandchildren; one step-grandchild; 23 great-grandchildren;
and two great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mae was preceded in death by four brothers
and five sisters.
Mrs. Spurgeon was a Christian by faith and graduated from Cuba High
School. She will be missed by those who knew and loved her.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 1:30 p.m.
at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Chapel in Shelbina, Mo. with Rev. Tim Sanders
officiating. Music was by Beverly West and Rev. Tim Sanders. Burial was
in Shelbina Cemetery, North Lawn Addition.
Pallbearers were: Clyde Spurgeon, Lynndel Spurgeon, Doug Spurgeon,
Marty Spurgeon, Brad Spurgeon and Kevin Spurgeon. Honorary Pallbearers
were Mike Spurgeon, Steven Spurgeon and John Spurgeon.