|Melba Mae Neff
Melba Mae Neff of Bourbon passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2000 at the
age of 80 years.
Mrs. Neff was born on January 28, 1920 in Hawkeye, Kansas to the late
Clement Hoarce and Una Iona (Clawson) Range. At an early age Melba and
her family moved to Katy, Texas where she was raised. On May 28, 1941 she
was joined in marriage to Zelmer Neff at Potosi, Mo., and to this union
three children were born. In the late 1950s Melba and her family moved
to the Bourbon area. In addition to serving as a homemaker, she helped
support her family by working at area factories. After approximately ten
years at Paramount Headwear of Bourbon, she retired. She enjoyed arts,
crafts, and crossword puzzle, but took special pleasure in all of her grandchildren
and great-grandchildren. Those who knew her best describe Melba as a very
loving, caring woman who was good to everyone.
She is survived by two sons, Ronnie Neff of Bourbon and Larry Neff
of Sullivan; one daughter, Jackie Funkhouser and husband, Gary of Bourbon;
one brother, Elmer Range and wife, Velma of Walnut Shade, Mo.; one sister,
Estella Tucker of Bunker, Mo.; fifteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren,
many nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to her
husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Maurice
and Riley Range, and one sister, Lila Boyster.
Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 8,
2000 from the chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor
Alva Enloe officiating. Interment was in the Bourbon Cemetery.
Bertha Isgrig of Bourbon passed away on Monday, June 5, 2000 at the
age of 90 years.
Mrs. Isgrig was born on February 26, 1910 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma to
the late Dock and Elsie (McGowan) Lieuallen. At a young age, Bertha and
her family moved to Hollister, Mo. where she was raised. On November 15,
1941 she was married to Glen Isgrig in Harrison, Arkansas, and to this
union one son was born. The newlyweds then moved to Bourbon, Mo. where
Bertha has lived the remaining years of her life. Her primary vocation
has been that of a devoted wife, loving mother, and homemaker. She especially
enjoyed taking care of her home, and also found fulfillment as a very active
member of the Sullivan Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses for over forty
years. Those who knew her best describe Bertha as a quiet, gentle woman
who treated others with much kindness and consideration.
She is survived by one son, Stanley Isgrig, and his fiancee, Debra
Parnell, of Bourbon; four sisters, Virginia Petett of Kansas City, Mo.,
Cledia Mattox of Sullivan, Vera Ramsey of Batesville, Mississippi, and
Louise Anderson of Ozark, Mo.; five step-grandchildren, many nieces and
nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to her husband and parents,
Bertha was preceded in death by one brother, Glen Lieuallen, and one sister,
Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7,
2000 from the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan with Mr. Gerald
Goff officiating. Interment was in Bourbon Cemetery. If desired, donations
may be made to the Sullivan Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in memory
of Mrs. Bertha Isgrig.
James G. Hoss
James G. "Jim" Hoss of Cuba, Mo. was born on November 21, 1939 at Bourbon,
Mo. to the union of James Z. Hoss and Hazel Hoss nee Cresswell and passed
away on Sunday, June 4, 2000 at the St. John's Mercy Hospital, Washington,
Mo., at the age of 60 years, 6 months and 13 days.
On April 21, 1967 Jim was united in marriage to Patricia "Patty" Evans
in South Carolina. They have been happily married for 33 years.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents.
He served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged on
June 30, 1964.
He retired as an air traffic controller. Jim has been a long time resident
of Crawford County. He was a past member of the Elks Club and the Lions
Club, a member of the Cuba First Baptist Church, past city alderman and
worked for Farm Bureau after retiring as an air traffic controller.
Those who survive to mourn his passing from this life are his devoted
wife Patty Hoss; daughters Gina and Lisa; two grandsons Brandon and Paden
Davis; stepsons Mark Brown and wife Sue, Rodney Brown and wife Melody;
3 step-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
Jim was a devoted husband, good friend to all who knew him and will
be sadly missed.
James G. "Jim" Hoss was in state at the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba,
Mo. where funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 6, 2000 at 11:00
a.m. with Rev. Woodrow Martin and Chaplain Paul Johnson officiating. Interment
was in the Meramec Hills Cemetery. All arrangements were under the direction
of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Mo.
Shirley Faye Monroe
Shirley Faye Monroe (nee Santhuff) was born Wednesday, November 11,
1936, at Ellington, Mo., a daughter of Mary Matilda Santhuff (nee Goodson)
and the late Jesse Lyman (Till) Santhuff.
She entered eternal rest Sunday, June 4, 2000, in the Missouri Baptist
Medical Center, St. Louis, Mo., at the age of 63 years, 6 months and 23
On March 10, 1956, in North St. Louis, Shirley was united in marriage
to Lyman Robert Monroe. They were blessed with one son, Kirk, and one daughter,
Rhonda. They enjoyed over thirty-one years together, before his death May
September 14, 1974 Shirley was baptized as a member of First Baptist
Church of Maryville, Illinois. She later became a member of Center Point
Baptist Church, Steelville, Mo.
In addition to her father and her husband she was preceded in death
by brothers-in-law, Elmer Monroe, and Donald Werth.
Among those who remain to mourn her passing are her mother Mary Lacy
of Steelville, Mo.; one son, Kirk Monroe and wife Tammy of St. Clair, Mo.;
one daughter, Rhonda and husband Steve Weeks of St. Louis, Mo.; four grandchildren;
three brothers and three sisters, Bob Santhuff and wife Lelah of Steelville,
Mo., Bill Santhuff and wife Pat of Piedmont, Mo., Dolores and husband Don
Goad of Cedar Hill, Mo., Loretta Anderson of Rolla, Mo., Joyce and husband
Ron Bouse of Steelville, Mo., and Ron Santhuff of Benton, Texas; three
half-brothers and two half-sisters, Barbara and husband Mark Kosa of St.
Louis, Mo.; David Santhuff and wife Helen of Ellsinore, Mo., Shelba Santhuff
of Littleston, Pennsylvania, George Santhuff of Rogers, Arkansas and Doris
and husband Wayne Costlow of Germany; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law,
Lyle and Shirley Monroe of Jerseyville, Illinois, Geneva (Sis) Werth of
Columbia, Illinois, Frank (Butch) and Katie Monroe of Longwood, Florida;
aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, other
relatives and many friends.
Shirley Faye Monroe lay in state after 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, 2000,
at the Britton Brothers Funeral Home, Steelville, Mo.
Funeral services were held 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2000, in the
Britton Chapel with Rev. Roger Silvey and Rev. Lonnie Webb officiating.
Musical selections were provided by vocalists Brook Bouse, Rick Bouse,
Don Santhuff, and Joyce Bouse who also provided piano accompaniment.
Committal prayers and interment were in Jefferson Barracks National
Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo. Serving as pallbearers were Brock Bouse, Rick
Bouse, Don Buchanan, Bruce Goad, Jeff Johnson, Don Santhuff and Steven
Arrangements were under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home,