Miscellaneous Crawford County, Missouri Obituaries

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Goldie J. Caldwell
Goldie J. Caldwell, nee McAllister, 97, of Pacific, died Sunday, December 24, 2000 at Beverly Nursing Center in Sullivan.
Mrs. Caldwell, daughter of the late Flavel M. McAllister and his wife Nora B., nee Raper, was born March 29, 1903 at Norwood.
She received her education at Lallarge, Kansas and at the University of Missouri. She taught school in Lebanon, Hallsville, Steelville and Pacific grade schools.
She was married to Fred Caldwell and they were blessed with two children. She was a member of Pacific Presbyterian Church and the P.E.O.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Fred in 1967, by her son, Robert R. Caldwell Sr., and by her daughter, Virginia Caldwell.
Among her survivors are one sister, Gladys Francois of Grovesprings; three sisters-in-law, Vera McAllister of Illinois, Nina McAllister of St. Louis and Osie McAllister of Illinois; two grandchildren, Katherine Spicer of Bourbon and Robert R. Caldwell Jr. of Villa Ridge; eight great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral service were held Friday, December 30, 2000 at Nieburg-Vitt-Thiebes Funeral Home, Pacific, with Rev. Matthew Drumheller, officiant. Interment was in Sunset Cemetery, Pacific.
Arrangements were in the care of Nieburg-Vitt-Thiebes Funeral Home, Pacific.

Ida Mae Fox
Ida Mae Fox of Cuba, Mo. was born on June 26, 1940 at Pittsburg, Illinois to Fred Fox and Lillie Fox nee Burnett and passed away on December 23, 2000 at the Missouri Baptist Hospital, Sullivan, Mo. at the age of 60 years, 5 months and 27 days.
Ida was preceded in death by her father, Fred Fox and one sister, Betty Buckner.
Those who survive to mourn her passing from this life are her loving daughter Kelly Fox; mother Lillie Fox Siburt; one sister Delores Huggins and husband William; six stepbrothers Tommy Siburt and wife Carol, Glenn Siburt and wife Martha, Roger Siburt and wife Betty, Gary Siburt and wife Angie, Vincent Siburt and wife Dana and Joseph Siburt and wife Suzanne.
Five stepsisters Judy Utterson and husband James, Lavern Hosp and husband Barry, Rosemarie Kopp and husband Thomas, Janet Siburt and Christine Campos and husband Julian; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.
Ida devoted her life to raising her family. She was a devoted mother, loving daughter, sister, stepsister, aunt, good friend to all who knew her and will be sadly missed.
Ida Mae Fox was in state at the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Mo. where funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Jack Shepard officiating. Interment was in the Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Mo. All arrangements were under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Mo.

Mary Ruth Murray
Mary Ruth Murray of Bourbon passed away Thursday, December 21, 2000 at the age of 92 years.
Mary was born May 16, 1908, third of eleven children, to the late Alfonzo and Lula (Hull) Hawkins at Superior, Wisconsin. The Hawkins family later moved to Missouri where Mary met and married Paul Edward Murray in 1927 at Clayton, Mo. Four children were born to this marriage. After the children were grown Mary and Paul moved to the state of California where Paul was employed in the construction industry. In 1986, after retirement they moved back to the Bourbon area. Mr. Murray preceded Mary in death on February 9, 1995.
Mary was a wonderful mother, not just to her own children but to many others as well. Her own mother passed away at an early age and Mary raised the children that were left at home. She also took in other members of her family. She was known as a peacemaker, and her door was always open to anyone who needed a home. Many of the qualities that she possessed, strength, wisdom, kindness, were because of her strong faith in God. Mary was a devoted Christian and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Bourbon.
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Barbara Murray of Bourbon, one brother, John Hawkins of Wright City, Mo., four sisters, Lucille Harper, Muriel Palitzsch and Vivian Gardner, all of O'Fallon, Mo., Jane Hobbs of Paradise, California, twenty-three grandchildren, forty-six great-grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. 
Along with her parents and husband, Mary was preceded in death by two sons, George Murray, Sr., and Richard Murray, one daughter, Dorothy O'Neil, two brothers, Harold and Donald Murray, three sisters, Fern Hawkins, Eunice Edmond, and Dorothy Hortsman, one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 26, 2000 from the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan with Rev. Jerry Tullier officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Bourbon in memory of Mrs. Mary Murray.
 
Priscilla "Pat" Bass
Priscilla Bass nee Franklin was born Sunday, March 23, 1913, at Ardmore, Oklahoma, a daughter of the late Wirt and Mary Cecil Franklin. She entered eternal rest Thursday, February 22, 2001, in the Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Rolla, Mo., at the age of 87 years, 10 months and 30 days.
On September 22, 1936, at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Priscilla was united in marriage to Rowland Joseph Bass, son of Claude and Pearl (Stafford) Bass. Two sons and two daughters were born to this union.
Rowland preceded her in death, April 8, 1985. She was also preceded in death by one brother and one sister-in-law, Chester A. and Madge Franklin; three sisters, Louise Metzger, Jewell Cleveland, and Betty Jean Neighbors and two brothers-in-law, Claude and Ladie Bass.
Among those who remain to mourn her passing are two sons, Phillip Rowland Bass and wife Kathleen and Robert Franklin Bass all of Steelville, Mo.; two daughters, Dr. Priscilla Ann Timmerberg and husband John Charles Timmerberg of St. Louis, Mo., and Mary Rowena Bass Winters of Warrensburg, Mo.
Two sisters-in-law, Rowena Bass Cole of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Emma Jean Bass Carter of Steelville, Mo.; sixteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Priscilla attended Stephens College (1929-1931), the University of Missouri (1931-1933), and graduated from the University of Oklahoma, Norman. After receiving a degree in Journalism, she taught grades 1-8 at Oak Shade School, between Steelville and Cuba.
She was an active member of First Baptist Church, Steelville, since moving to Steelville. She loved teaching the senior ladies Sunday School Class, playing the piano and sang in the Ensemble at the church.
She was a member of the Martha Mary Order of the Eastern Star #364, Steelville, Mo., for over fifty years, a member of the Progressive Club, and the Regional Library Board.
She started painting in the early 60's, taking classes in Steelville studying with Matthew Ziegler and Charles Rinehart. She loved to paint the old barns around Steelville. She was well traveled, touring Europe, Jamica, Canada, and Mexico.
Priscilla Franklin Bass lay in state 4 - 8 p.m. Friday, February 23. 2001, at the Britton Funeral Home, Steelville, Mo. Eastern Star Memorial Services were held 7 p.m., Friday, February 23, 2001, in the Britton Chapel with Martha Mary OES #364 officiating.
Funeral services were held 1 p.m. Saturday, February 24, 2001, at the First Baptist Church, Steelville, Mo. with Dr. Cardis Bryan officiating. Musical selections were provided by vocalist Georgia Beth Barksdale, pianist/organist Rusty Cook and Rob Housewright leading the congregational hymn.
Committal prayers and interment were in Steelville Cemetery, Steelville, Mo. Serving as pallbearers were Stephan Bass, Robert (Bear) Bass, Jr., Art Hughes, Paul Hughes, John Scott and Andrew Winters.
Arrangements were under the direction of Britton Funeral Home, Steelville, Mo.

Mayme Viola Coleman
Mayme Viola Coleman nee Pinnell was born Friday, June 9, 1905 in Scotia, Mo., to James Madison Pinnell and Addie Courtney Lewis, and departed this life February 21, 2001 in Hollywood, Florida at the age of 95 years, 8 months and 12 days.
Mayme grew up on a farm near Steelville, Mo. She attended school at Scotia. On June 3, 1923 she was united in marriage to Peter Henderson Coleman in Steelville, Mo. and to this union three children were born.
They moved to St. Louis when the children were young. Mayme worked as a riveter during World War II for Curtis Wright Aircraft Co. She was also a housewife and mother.
She professed her faith in Jesus Christ as her personal savior, and was a member of Fairview Baptist Church in Jennings, Mo., and later First Baptist Church in St. Johns, Mo.
She liked to sew, and enjoyed playing the organ and singing. In 1960 they moved to Florida for health reasons. Mayme enjoyed a long life and was able to stay in her own home until her death.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Peter Henderson Coleman; one son Paul Channing Coleman; one daughter-in-law, Ruth Coleman; one son-in-law Howard Ulrich; three brothers, Carl Pinnell, James Lloyd Pinnell, and William Floyd Pinnell; and one sister, Bessie Helen Pinnell.
Those who remain to morn her passing are her children: Mildred Ulrich of Ballwin, Mo., and Shirley Elliott and husband John of Festus, Mo.; two sisters-in-law, Nora Lea of Steelville, Mo., and Lois Mathews and husband Bill of Steelville, Mo.; one brother-in-law Owen Coleman of Steelville, Mo.; nine grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; one great, great grandchild, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends, all who will sadly miss and fondly remember Mayme Viola Coleman.
Visitation was held on Sunday, February 25, 2001 from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Mo.
Funeral Service was held on Monday, February 26, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the Hutson Funeral Chapel in Steelville, mo. with Rev. Delmar B. Hutson officiating.
Burial was in the Liberty Cemetery, Steelville, Mo.
Memorials may be given to any Hospice organization. All arrangements were under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Mo.

Angus W. Falloon
Angus W. Falloon of Sullivan, Missouri passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at the age of 86 years and 26 days.
Mr. Falloon was born at Bourbon, Missouri on January 24, 1915 to the late William and Anna Asplin Falloon. He was a life-long resident of the Bourbon and Sullivan areas where he was actively involved in raising cattle. On April 15, 1938 he was married to Gertrude Gallinger and to this marriage one son was born. Mr. Falloon honorably served his country during W.W.II with the U.S. Army. He saw action in Northern France, Rhineland and Normandy and was awarded three Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart for wounds received in France on August 3, 1944. As a result of ill health, Mr. Falloon left his farm to make his home the past year at the Missouri Veterans Home at St. James.
He is survived by one son, Gary Falloon and wife Donna of Manvel, Texas, four grandchildren, Allan Falloon, Shelly Dierking, Chris Strauser and Stephanie Falloon, three brothers, Cobern Falloon of Sullivan, Gene and Lilbern Falloon both of Sacramento, California, other relatives and friends. Along with his wife Gertrude, Mr. Falloon was preceded in death by five brothers, Garnet, Maybern, Melbern, Woodrow, and Warren Falloon and by three sisters, Opal Bouse, Pearl Kerns and Jewel Swanson.
Private family funeral services were conducted on Friday, February 23, 2001 from the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan with interment in New Rock Cemetery, Bourbon, Missouri.

Elmer H. Hall
Elmer H. Hall of Sullivan, Missouri passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at the age of 81 years.
Mr. Hall was born on February 21, 1919 at Walnut Ridge, Arkansas to the late Malen C. and Sarah (Brown) Hall. He was raised in Walnut Ridge and also attended school there. On June 30, 1973 Elmer was married to Mary Mattingly in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. He was employed for a time as a truck driver for Ethylene-Roller in Eureka, Missouri and Virginiadaire in Valley Park, Missouri. For the past eighteen years Elmer and Mary made their home in Sullivan. Mr. Hall was a member of Faith Assembly of God in Sullivan. He was a good husband and a loving father who will be remembered by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Mary of Sullivan; two sons, David Hall and wife, Joyce of Steelville, Missouri and Danny Hall and wife, Pat of Sullivan; two daughters, Linda Nelson and husband, Michael of Union, Missouri and Elouise Poertner and husband, Donald of Pacific, Missouri; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-six great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, other relatives, and fiends. Mr. Hall was preceded in death by two grandchildren, five brothers, Erwin, Ralph, Clarence, lra and Harry Hall, and one sister, Flora Schultz.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 23, 2001 from the Faith Assembly of God in Sullivan with Pastor Dan Martin officiating. Interment was in Anaconda Cemetery, St. Clair, Missouri. Funeral arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.

Hershel Ernest Harris
Hershel Ernest Harris was born in Crawford County, Mo., Sunday, September 18, 1932, a son of the late William and Edna (Pyatt) Harris.
He departed this life Saturday, February 17, 2001, at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Rolla, Mo., at the age of 68 years, 4 months and 30 days.
Hershel served his country in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1955.
Among those who remain to mourn his passing are four sisters, Helen Turnbough and husband Roy of Steelville, Mo., Virgie Santambrogio and husband Robert, also of Steelville, Mo., Isolene Kuenz and husband Frank of Texas, and May Farrar of Bourbon, Mo.; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Hershel Ernest Harris lay in state from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, February 18, 2001, at the Britton Brothers Funeral Home, Steelville, Mo.
Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Monday, February 19, 2001, in the Britton Chapel with Rev. Bob Coleman officiating.
Musical selections were provided by Bob and Carol Coleman.
Committal prayers and interment were in Martin Cemetery, Cherryville, Mo. Serving as pallbearers were Bill Gilliam, Rick Graham, Henry Isgriggs, Mike Ryan, Joe Turnbough and Dale Welker.
Arrangements were under the direction of Britton Funeral Home, Steelville, Mo.

Emma Rose Vineyard
Emma Rose Vineyard nee McDowell was born Friday, May 24, 1913, at Cleveland, Tennessee, a daughter of the late Ira and Frances (Triplett) McDowell. She entered eternal rest Friday, February 9, 2001, in the Gibbs Care Center, Steelville, Mo., at the age of 87 years, 8 months and 17 days.
On June 3, 1934, Rose was united in marriage to Dr. George D. Vineyard. One daughter was born to this union. He preceded her in death August 3, 1994. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Ernest (Estelee) McDowell, Ira (Edith) McDowell, Dillon McDowell and three sisters, Thelma (Posey) Barker, Addie Bell (Harle) Lawson, Opal McDowell; sisters-in-law Joyce (James) McDowell, Josephine Frank; brothers-in-law Howard (Thelma) and Kelly Vineyard.
Among those who remain to mourn her passing are her daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Dan Cape of Steelville, Mo.; foster daughter Denise Pettit of Colcord, Oklahoma; a granddaughter, Deidre Cape and grandson David Cape of Steelville, Mo.; one brother, James McDowell of Cleveland, Tennessee; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Steelville, Mo. and a charter member of the Tuesday Afternoon Club.
Rose worked as a window dresser for Woolworth's in Memphis while her husband, "Sport," was in dental school. She developed an interest in interior design and continued to use this talent in her many homes.
She moved to Steelville in April of 1942 and soon adopted it as her hometown. In the 1940's she was active with Red Cross blood drives and was 'on call' from Children's Hospital to be a special blood donor. She was active in church in such areas as the nursery and the library. She volunteered with the Senior Food Program and with Special Education Classes at the Elementary School.
She was devoted to her daughter yet her deepest regret was that she had only one child. Her heart and her home were always open to a child needing a place to stay whether it was for a night, a week or many years. Her greatest accomplishment was celebrating a 60th wedding anniversary with her husband. Her family called her Memi for the last 34 years and every day she loved being a grandmother.
Emma Rose Vineyard lay in state 5 - 8 p.m. Saturday, February 10, 2001, at the Britton Brothers Funeral Home, Steelville, Mo. Funeral services were held 2 p.m., Sunday, February 11, 2001, in the Britton Chapel with Cardis Bryan officiating. Musical selections were provided by Deloris Bell.
Committal prayers and interment were in Steelville Cemetery, Steelville, Mo. Serving as pallbearers were: Robert Cowling, Phillip Emmons, Robert Eaton, Dr. Kenneth Colbert, Robert Housewright and Larry Howdeshell, Sr.
 
Arnold Lee Woodcock, Sr. 
Arnold Lee Woodcock, Sr. of Sullivan, Missouri, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2001 at the age of 55 years.
Arnie, as he was known by his family and friends, was born on January 27, 1946 at Stanton, Missouri to the late James Earl and Eva Dorothy Gallinger Woodcock. He was a 1964 graduate of Sullivan High School, and in September of 1967 was inducted into the U.S. Army. He honorably served his country in Vietnam, where he received the Purple Heart for wounds received in action. After his discharge, Arnie returned to the Stanton area where he worked for a time with the State Highway Department as a surveyor. He later was employed at various places which included Meramec Mining Company, Maverick Tube Company in Union, Missouri, and the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center in Pacific, Missouri as a guard. Arnie was a lifetime member of the Russell Schmidt V.F.W. Post # 3987 of Sullivan In his spare time he found great pleasure in hunting and fishing.
He is survived by a son, Arnie Woodcock, Jr. of Sullivan; three brothers, David Woodcock and wife, Pat of St. Louis, Frank Woodcock of Stanton, and Kenneth Woodcock of the state of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Pauline Ferry of High Ridge, Missouri, and Darlene Dace and husband, Don of Bourbon, Missouri; a close personal friend, caregiver, and "the love of his life," Annie Blankenship of Sullivan, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Arnie was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Charles Ferry.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2001 from the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Mike King officiating. Interment was in the Stanton Cemetery with full military honors. Those who desire may make memorials to the Stanton Cemetery Fund. 

Shirley Mildred Collier
Shirley Mildred Collier, of Irving, Texas, passed away at her home on Sunday, March 31, 2001 at the age of 56.
Shirley was born in St. Louis on March 1, 1945 to the late Harry L. and Mildred (Setzer) Hogan. She grew up in Cherryville, Mo. and graduated from Steelville High School. Mrs. Collier was a longtime resident of Irving, Texas. She was a former secretary for First United Methodist Church and Arlington Memorial Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tartan Walker Collier; she will be missed by her surviving family which includes three sons, Tartan Christopher Collier, of Anchorage, Alaska, Timothy Collier, of Denton, Texas, and Travis Colby Collier of Los Angeles, California.
Three grandchildren; stepmother, Jenny Hogan, of Cherryville; mother-in-law, Ella Collier, of Rolla.
Four sisters, Dorma Lee Morrison, of Bourbon, Mo., Linda Collier, of Sullivan, Mo., Claudia Ruth Dildine, of St. Clair, Mo., and Fern Evelyn Bryan, of Fayette, Mo.
Four brothers, Terry Dale Hogan, of Boss, Mo., Michael Paul Hogan, of Little Rock, Arkansas, Perle "Butch" Avery, of Bourbon, Mo., and Clarence Eugene "Gene" Avery of Leasburg, Mo.
Funeral services for Shirley Collier were held at 2 Thursday, April 5, 2001 at the Null & Son Funeral Home. Interment followed the service in Ozark Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Rolla.
Visitation for family and friends were held prior to the service on Thursday beginning at 11 a.m. until time of service.
Arrangements were under the care of the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla.

Florence M. Pinnell
Florence M. Pinnell nee Menz of Cuba, Mo. was born on September 9, 1932 at Valley Park, Mo. to the union of John N. Menz and Mary Menz nee Koeble and passed away on April 2, 2001 at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo. at the age of 68 years, 6 months and 23 days.
On August 2, 1948 Florence was united in marriage to Frank C. Pinnell at Cuba, Mo. They were happily married until he preceded her in death on August 1, 1991.
Florence was also preceded in death by her parents, four infants, one son George W. Pinnell, son-in-law Lewis Witte and two brothers, John Menz and Donald Menz.
Florence was a long time resident of Crawford County and devoted her life to raising her family.
Those who survive to mourn her passing from this life are her one son Larry Pinnell and wife Helen; one daughter Alice Witte Hammond and husband Gene; daughter-in-law Joyce Hamilton and husband Tim; three brothers Louis Menz and wife Margaret, Tom Menz and wife Lee and Gene Menz and wife Sue; three sisters Rosie Hamilton and husband Ed, Catherine Lackaner and husband Fred and Mary Anne McPherson and husband Lee; sister-in-law Mary Lou Menz; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother and sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.
Florence was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, good friend to all who knew her and will be sadly missed.
Florence M. Pinnell nee Menz was in state at the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Mo. where funeral services were held on Thursday, April 5, 2001 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Gene Hammond officiating. Interment was in the Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Mo. Memorials to the Diabetes Foundation, Lupus Foundation or a charity of your choice. All arrangements were under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Mo.

Evelyn Lorene Seyer
Evelyn Lorene Seyer nee Nevins of Cuba, Mo. was born on June 12, 1918 at St. Louis, Mo. to the union of Charles William Nevins and Julia Nevins nee Reed and passed away on April 2, 2001 at DePaul Hospital, St. Louis, Mo. at the age of 82 years, 9 months and 20 days.
On August 24, 1940 she was united in marriage to Walter Seyer in St. Louis, Mo. They were happily married until he preceded her in death on February 12, 1984.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Clyde, Fred, Robert and Pete Nevins.
Those who survive to mourn her passing from this life are her loving sister Elinor McCarty; nieces; nephews; sister-in-law; great nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
Evelyn was a devoted wife, loving sister, sister-in-law, aunt, good friend to all who knew her and will be sadly missed.
Evelyn Lorene Seyer nee Nevins was in state at the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Mo. where funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 5, 2001 at 8 p.m. with Rev. Mike Hannah officiating. Interment was in the Laurel Hills Cemetery of St. Louis, Mo. All arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Mo.

Gilbert E. Simmons
Gilbert E. Simmons of Cuba, Mo. passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2001 at the age of 80 years.
Mr. Simmons was born on May 13, 1920 in Sullivan, Mo. to the late Edward and Rosetta (Immekus) Simmons. He was raised in Sullivan, and continued to live in the Sullivan area throughout his entire life. In 1941 Gilbert joined the United States Marine Corp, and served his country during World War II until his honorable discharge in 1945. 
On June 25, 1947 he was united in marriage to Genevie Witt in Crawford County, Mo. and to this union five children were born. Mr. Simmons worked as a heavy equipment operator for Winston Harmon for several years, and then for the Water Department of the City of Sullivan for over thirty years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, talking to family and friends, and especially found pleasure in working on tractors. Gilbert will be remembered and cherished as a man who was dedicated to his job, dedicated to the Marine Corps and the defense of his country, and extremely dedicated to his family.
He is survived by his wife, Genevie Simmons of Cuba; two sons, Carl Simmons and wife, Peggy, of Bourbon, Mo. and Dan Simmons and wife Carol of Sullivan, Mo.; three daughters, Jean Fife and husband Tom of Leasburg, Diann Crump and husband Ward of Bourbon, and Connie Shelton and husband Duane of Bourbon; nine grandchildren, T. J. Fife of Kansas City, Mo., Dena Carroll, Caren Cain, and Jeff Simmons, all of Sullivan, Jenifer Harmon, Chris Crump, Derrick Martin, Veronica Shelton, and Lucas Shelton, all of Bourbon.
Seven great-grandchildren, Shad Cain of Jefferson City, Mo., Adam Bass of Kansas City, Mo., Kamron Simmons, Lexi Fletcher and Holden Carroll, all of Sullivan, Kyler Crump and Sydney Harmon, both of Bourbon; one great-great-grandchild, Makoy Cain of Jefferson City; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Simmons was preceded in death by five brothers, Albert, Archie, Charlie, Clark and Clifford Simmons, and four sisters, Fannie and Cecil Farris, Hattie Nappier, and Ida Brown.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4, 2001 from the Chapel of the Hassebroek Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Devin Haus officiating. Interment was in the Bourbon Cemetery.

John Thomas Simpson
John Thomas Simpson was born Wednesday, August 7, 1918, in Bangert, Mo., a son of the late Thomas Jefferson Simpson and Margaret Ann (Blackwell) Simpson. He passed away Sunday, April 1, 2001 at the home of his daughter, Ruby Christisen, Cuba, Mo., at the age of 82 years, 7 months and 25 days.
On December 2, 1938, in Steelville, Mo., at the home of Rev. Sam Roper, John was united in marriage to Arnetti Lillie Land, daughter of Clarence "Pete" and Sara Lou (Oxendine) Land. Four sons and three daughters were born to this union. Lillie preceded him in death as did one son, Dale Allen Simpson.
He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Leonard, Roy, Walter and Ernest Simpson, and six sisters, Zella Smith, Mary Ethel Graham, Nora, Imogene, Rosie, and one as an infant.
Among those who remain to mourn his passing are three sons, John Simpson and friend Mary Otto, Joseph Simpson and wife Deborah, all of Owensville, Mo., and Dennis Simpson of Steelville, Mo.; three daughters, Ruby and husband David Christisen, Ruth and husband Elgie Hill, all of Cuba, Mo. and Betty Sterling of Steelville, Mo.
Daughter-in-law Elizabeth Simpson of Cuba, Mo.; one brother Jimmy Simpson of Salem, Mo.; two sisters-in-law Mabel (Mrs. Leonard) Simpson of Cuba, Mo., and Bell (Mrs. Walter) Simpson of Mexico, Mo.; thirty-one grandchildren, fifty great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
John Thomas Simpson lay in state after 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at the Britton Brothers Funeral Home, Steelville, Mo. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 5, 2001, in the Britton Chapel with Rev. Bob Coleman officiating. Musical selections were provided by Dennis Simpson, Jr., Carol and Rev. Bob Coleman.
Committal prayers and interment were in Frazier Cemetery, Salem, Mo. Pallbearers were Carl Baker, J. T. Ransom, Jim Scott, Dennis Simpson, Richard Simpson and Zach Sterling.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home, Steelville, Mo.

Sue Ann Starr
Sue Ann Starr nee Skeel of Cuba, Mo. was born on February 19, 1936 at St. Louis, Mo. to the union of Clarence Skeel and Catherine Skeel nee Ollie and passed away on April 3, 2001 at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center of Rolla, Mo. at the age of 65 years, 1 month and 14 days.
On December 2, 1961 she was united in marriage to Carl "Tom" Starr at St. Louis, Mo. One son, Thomas, and two daughters, Victoria and Kristine were born to this union. They were happily married until Sue passed away.
After retiring Sue and Tom moved to the Indian Hills Lake Community and have since made that their home.
Those who survive to mourn her passing from this life are her devoted husband Carl "Tom" Starr; one son Thomas Starr and wife Michelle; two daughters Victoria Dieterman and husband Chris and Kristine Louks and husband Ken; one brother Eddy Skeel and wife Karen; one sister Irene Nordeck and husband Jim; six grandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, good friend to all who knew her and will be sadly missed.
Memorial services for Sue Ann Starr were held on Friday, April 6, 2001 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Mike Hannah officiating. All arrangements were under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Mo.
 
Lynwood George Trask
Lynwood George Trask, of Springfield, formerly of Steelville, passed away March 18, 2001 at the age of 87 years. Mr. Trask was born September 30, 1913, at Huzzah, to George and Ethel McMillen Trask.
Mr. Trask was a retired truck driver and was fondly nicknamed "Smitty" by his fellow truck drivers. He was a member of the Church of God where he taught Sunday School and acted as treasurer. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II.
Survivors are his wife G. Fay Altic Trask, Pleasant Hope, Mo., and four children, Lynwood G. Trask, Jr., and wife Sherri, New Orleans, Louisiana; Harriet Arnold and husband Ralph of Springfield, Mo.; Susan Cartwright and husband Frosty, of Sand Springs, Oklahoma; Chris Trask and wife Jewelle, Green Forest, Arkansas.
He was also survived by his brothers, Cordell Trask of Potosi and Malcom (Pete) Trask of Afton, Oklahoma and a sister, Erma Lea Trask Meintz of Steelville, Mo. He had nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Francis Trask Nethington and Madge Trask Nedington, grandson Talbert Trask, a brother Leslie Trask and his first wife Betty Hansen Trask Clark.
Services were at 10 a.m. March 22, 2001 at Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield. Burial was in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery.
 
Franklin Leo Ware
Franklin Leo Ware was born Monday, August 11, 1919, at Cuba, Mo., a son of the late Robert Earl Ware and Margaret "Maggie" (Eliston) Ware. He departed this life Monday, April 2, 2001, at his home on White River Road, Cherryville, Mo., at the age of 81 years, 7 months and 22 days.
On April 1, 1942, at Steelville, Mo., Franklin was united in marriage to Fannie Marie Lea, daughter of Eddie and Pearl (Collier) Lea. They have been blessed with five sons and one daughter. The day before his death was their fifty-ninth wedding anniversary.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, James Ware and wife Hester and two sisters, Alice Ware (at age two years) and Eva and husband Herb Stewart, sisters-in-law Clio Mrieta Ware, Gladys and husband Floyd Green.
Among those who remain to mourn his passing are his devoted wife, Fannie of the home; five sons and one daughter, Jessie Leonard Ware of Bourbon, Mo., Curtis Leo Ware and wife Grace, Virvine George Ware and wife Martha, all of Cherryville, Mo., Judy Marie and husband Jim Loveless of Cuba, Mo., William (Bill) Franklin Ware and wife Marilyn of Steelville, Mo.
One brother Kenneth Ware and wife Dorothy of Davisville, Mo.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Cecil and Mildred Pyatt of Cuba, Mo., Lorene and Albert Martin of Steelville, Mo.; nineteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Franklin Leo Ware lay in state 3-9 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at the Britton Brothers Funeral Home, Steelville, Mo. Funeral services were held 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2001 in the Britton Chapel with Rev. Harry White officiating. Musical selection were provided by Carol and Bob Coleman.
Committal prayers and interment were in Delhi Cemetery, Cuba, Mo. Honoring their grandfather as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers were Shannon Ware, Chance Reeves, Curtis Lee Ware, Rodney Ware, Travis Ware, Randy Ware, Cody Ware, Scot Ware, Mike Ware, Shawn Ware, Jeffrey Ware, Robbie Ware and Clayton Reeves.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home, Steelville, Mo.


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