Patricia Ann Bingham of Sullivan, passed away
Tuesday, November 17, 1998, at the age of 56 years.
Ms. Bingham was born March 16, 1942, in St.
Louis to Omer and the late Mary (Plymale) Bingham. She was raised in the
St. Louis area and later relocated to Sullivan where she lived for the
past 24 years. Pat, as she was fondly known to as many, was employed as
a cook in the food service industry. In recent years she worked for the
hen house in Bourbon and also Rene's Restaurant in Sullivan. When not working
for local restaurants, she enjoyed cooking and baking for her family, as
well as serving them as a homemaker. One of her specialties was homemade
cinnamon rolls. Pat also found pleasure in quilting, and especially in
creating hand-painted quilt pieces. Her outstanding qualities included
being outgoing, friendly, and very forgiving of others. It was said of
her that she "never met a stranger." At an early age Pat decided to become
a Christian and was baptized at Southside Assembly of God in South St.
Ms. Bingham is survived by two sons, Paul
Boyet and Tim Belfield, two daughters, Terisa Boyet and Tina Belfield,
three sisters, Darlene Bingham, Donna Skipper and Linda Courisky, one brother,
Bill Bingham, five grandchildren, R. L. Schatz, Blaze Schatz, Ashley Belfield,
Blake Boyet, and Tia Bridgeman, other relatives and friends. A son, Steve
Boyet, and two sisters, Earlene Christensen and Aliene Bingham preceded
her in death.
Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, November 21, 1998, from the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral home
in Sullivan with Mr. Bill Cuneio officiating. Interment was in Cave Spring
Grace E. Doty of Sullivan, daughter of the
late John and Ethel (Stroup) Page, and wife of the late Lorin Doty, passed
away Thursday, November 19, 1998, at the age of 84 years.
Mrs. Doty was born in St. Louis on November
12, 1914. She was raised in the St. Louis area and on April 16, 1939 married
Lorin Doty. In 1947, she and Lorin moved to Texas where she was employed
several years as a secretary in the textile industry. In 1971, they moved
to Sullivan. Mr. Doty preceded Grace in death in September of 1977.
Grace was an outgoing individual who never
met a stranger. She loved dancing and bowling. She was a member of Temple
Baptist Church of Sullivan and also Order of Eastern Star - Sullivan Chapter
#105, Sullivan Rebekah Lodge #319 and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Russell
Schmidt VFW Post #3987.
She is survived by a daughter, Marlene Clouser
and husband Jack of Edwardsville, Illinois, one brother, George Page and
wife Dorothy of Warrenton, three grandchildren, Karen Rainey, Joyce Matthews
and John Clouser, seven great-grandchildren, Jeffrey, Matthew, Erica, Michael,
Adam, Johnathan and Andrew, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and
a host of friends.
Funeral services were conducted 11:00 a.m.
Monday, November 23, 1998, from the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan with
Pastor Scott Perry officiating. Interment was in Odd Fellows Memorial Cemetery,
Sullivan. Those who desire may make memorials to the American Cancer Society.
Robert Dale Eaton of Park Hills passed away
Sunday, November 8, 1998, in Farmington at the age of 45 years.
Robert was born June 27, 1953, at Anthony's
Mill to Dollie Baldridge Eaton and the late Jewell "Pete" Eaton. He was
raised in the Bourbon and Leasburg areas and had lived in Park Hills the
past 16 years. He enjoyed listening to the radio and was fond of country
music. He was a baptized member of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his mother Dollie Eaton
of Bourbon, three brothers, John Eaton of Rolla, Floyd Eaton of Middlebrook,
and Charles Eaton of St. Louis, three sisters, Evelyn Coats of Bourbon,
Judy Reed of Cuba, and Wonetta Riehn of Farmington, other relatives and
many friends. Along with his father, Robert was preceded in death by one
brother, James Eaton and one sister, Bonnie Forester.
Funeral services were conducted 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, November 11, 1998, from the First Baptist Church in Bourbon
with Pastor Mike King officiating. Interment was in Bourbon Cemetery. Arrangements
were under the care of the Eaton Funeral Chapel, Bourbon.
Justin Edward Huff of Sullivan, son of Kimberly
M. Lafferty and Steven E. Huff, was born September 3, 1982, in St. Louis,
passed away Saturday, November 21, 1998, in Sullivan, having attained the
age of 16 years.
Justin is survived by his mother, Kimberly
M. Lafferty and Bill Lyvers of Bourbon, father; Steven E. Huff of Lonedell,
stepfather; Shawn T. Lafferty of Bourbon, one sister; Lamanda G. Huff of
Bourbon, one brother; Christopher Huff of Lonedell, paternal grandparents;
Lloyd Huff and wife Debbie of Lonedell, and Virginia Miller and husband
Johny of Lonedell, aunts; Pauline Rabold of Sullivan, Patty Coontz of Lonedell,
and Sandra Henderson of St. Clair, uncle; Timothy Huff of Lonedell, cousins;
Adam Townsend and wife Becky Rabold of Sullivan, Joshua Halbrook of Kentucky,
other relatives and many friends.
Justin was preceded in death by his maternal
grandparents Goldie and Forest Vaughn, one uncle Timothy Vaughn and one
aunt Linda Holbrook.
Visitation for Justin was held Monday, November
23, 1998, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Hassebroek-Felton Funeral Home,
Sullivan. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 24, 1998, at
1:00 p.m. at the Hassebroek-Felton Funeral Home, Sullivan with Pastor Aaron
All arrangements were under the care of the
Hassebroek-Felton Funeral Home, Sullivan.
Genevieve Elizabeth Phillips of St. Clair
was born in Anaconda on December 17, 1910. She is the daughter of the late
Frederick Charles Duemler and Meta A. Duemler nee Doty. On July 25, 1931,
she was united in marriage to William Nathan Phillips and six children
came to bless this union. Genevieve departed this life in St. Clair on
November 19, 1998, having reached the age of eighty-seven years, eleven
months and two days.
She is survived by one son, William J. Phillips
and wife, Carol, of St. Clair; by one daughter, Judy Wilson and husband,
Grover, of Union; by one brother, Wilbur Duemler and wife, Lu, of St. Clair;
by two sisters-in-law, Maleta Barber and Norma Phillips, both of St. Clair;
by twelve grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews,
great and great-great nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and
In addition to her parents, she was preceded
in death on April 8, 1981, by her husband, William N. Phillips; by four
daughters, Doris Taylor, Rosemary Huff, Joyce Akridge, and Mary Ann Phillips;
by one sister, Meta Laveta Duemler; and by one grandson, John Akridge.
Genevieve was a Christian and long time member
of the St. John United Church in St. Clair. She was a fifty-year member
and past Noble Grand of the Rebekah Lodge, St. Clair Chapter 788 and a
member and past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star, St. Clair Chapter
#96. Genevieve made her family her life long career, and was always there
to meet their needs. She was an excellent cook and loved making meals for
her family. In quiet times around the house, she could always be found
reading her favorite books. The memories that have been made will be cherished
for a lifetime.
A kind and loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother,
great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great and great-great aunt,
cousin and friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by
all who knew her.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday,
November 21, 1998, at the Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair with
the Reverend Don Simmons officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery,
Lonedell. Memorials may be made to St. John United Church of Christ, St.
Nora Ellen Pickerill of Sullivan, daughter
of the late McKinley and Mary Hayes Witt and wife of the late Clarence
Pickerill, passed away Monday, November 16, 1998 at the age of 75 years.
Mrs. Pickerill was born February 18, 1923
near Sullivan at what was known as Northcutt. She was raised in the Sullivan
area and in 1963 moved to California. She was employed for several years
in the aircraft industry. In 1982, Nora came back to the Sullivan area
and on January 15, 1982, she was married to Clarence Pickerill. She found
enjoyment in traveling, sewing and crocheting.
She is survived by four brothers, James Witt
of Union, Kenny Witt and wife Billie of Stanton, Charles Witt and wife
Marian of Sullivan, Louis Witt and wife Norma of Union, three sisters,
Marjorie Payne and husband Woodrow of Leasburg, Marian Loverich and husband
George of Union, Genevieve Simmons and husband Gilbert of Cuba, a special
niece Glenda Rice of Steelville, other relatives and friends. Mrs. Pickerill
was preceded in death by one brother, Wendell Witt and five sisters, Estelle
Juergens, Edna Boyle, Hazel Missey, Cecil Campbell and Betty Byington.
Graveside funeral services were conducted
11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 18, 1998, in Oddfellows Memorial Cemetery
in Sullivan with Pastor Allen Payne officiating. Funeral arrangements were
under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan.
Wilma P. Smale of Sullivan was Baptized into
the Hope of Christ's Resurrection on Tuesday, November 10, 1998 at the
age of 73 years.
Mrs. Smale was born October 25, 1925, at Bourbon
to the late William and Luella (Bryan) Roosman. She was raised in the Bourbon
area until the age of 18 when she then made her home in San Francisco,
California. On November 2, 1946, she was married to Russell Smale in San
Francisco and to this marriage three children were born. Mrs. Smale came
back to the Sullivan area in 1985. She was very outgoing and loved to travel,
play the piano and especially enjoy the company of her grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary of Sullivan,
Eagles, Auxiliary of Sullivan and President of the Bourbon Country Music
Club. Mrs. Smale was also a member of Saint Frances Parish of Bourbon.
She is survived by her husband, Russell, Sr.
of Sullivan, one son, Gary Smale of Houston, Texas, one daughter, Diane
Charlson of Sullivan, two brothers, George and William Roosman both of
Farmington, two sisters, Helen Clonts of Sullivan and Dorothy Long of St.
Louis, four grandchildren, Cassandra Hoevelmann of Sullivan, Russell F.
Smale III, Timothy M. Smale and Sarah L. Smale all of Victorville, California,
five great grandchildren, other relatives and friends. A son Russell Smale,
Jr. and one sister Maxine Key, preceded Mrs. Smale in death.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated
10:00 a.m. Friday, November 13, 1998, from Saint Anthony Catholic Church
in Sullivan with the Rev. Father Theodore Brunnert officiating. Interment
was in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the care of
the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan.
Jacqueline Joan Myeburger, known to all as
Jackie, of Bland was born in St. Clair, on February 28, 1939. She is the
daughter of the late Reuben Jordon Deaton, Sr. and Amata Alma Deaton nee
Stahlman. On June 30, 1956, she was united in marriage to Clarence J. Myeburger,
known to all as Sonny, and three children came to bless this union. Jackie
departed this life in Washington, Missouri on March 16, 1999, having reached
the age of sixty years and sixteen days.
She is survived by her husband, Sonny Myeburger
of Bland, by one son, Jerry Myeburger and wife, Arlinda, of San Antonio,
Texas; by one daughter, Betty Sagel and husband, Albert, of Berger; by
two grand-children, Christina and James Sagel of Berger; by her special
niece, Tammy Roussin of St. Louis, by two brothers, Charles Deaton and
wife, Doris, of Mill Shoals, Illinois, and Reuben J. Deaton, Jr., known
to most as Junior, and wife, Betty, of St. Clair; by one sister, Delores
Clark and husband, Standley, of Carbon, Texas; by brothers and sisters-in-law,
nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and
In addition to her parents, Jackie was preceded
in death by one infant son; and by two sisters, Evelyn Lackey and her twin
sister, Kathleen Roussin.
Jackie was raised in the Baptist faith and
in younger years, had enjoyed working with the children at vacation Bible
school. During her working years, she had been employed as a stitcher at
Carmo Shoe Company in Union and later as a waitress at Tri County Truck
Stop in Gray Summit. Long ago, Jackie realized that her precious family
was her most important career in life and she always strived to be the
best wife and mom she could possibly be. She had many great times when
she served as a Cub Scout Leader and many other activities her children
were involved in. Jackie had a very "giving" personality and she welcomed
anyone into her home. She enjoyed many pastimes and interests and was talented
at many crafts, especially making things with beads and sewing. Collecting
squirrels was another of her hobbies. She loved roses and butterflies and
these are things that will reflect great memories for her family. She had
a very special bond with her twin sister and also felt a special closeness
to Kathy' daughter. Her grandchildren held a very special place in her
heart, just as she did in theirs.
A devoted and loving wife, mother, mother-in-law,
grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend,
she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew her.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Friday,
March 19, 1999 at the Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair with the
Reverend Bob Houchins officiating. Interment was in the United Methodist
Cemetery, formerly Oddfellows Cemetery, in St. Clair.
Lester H. Rogers
Lester H. Rogers of Sullivan, passed away
Tuesday, March 16, 1999, at the age of 75 years.
Lester was born June 12, 1923, at Yates City,
Illinois to the late Myrtle William and Clara Belle (Murphy) Rogers. He
was raised there until 1963 when he moved to Berger, Missouri.
A welder by trade, Mr. Rogers was employed
at various companies, which included Caterpillar, the Coleman Corporation,
and Ornament Metals. After retirement, he made his home in the Sullivan
Lester honorably served his country during
WWII with the U.S. Army and was involved in the battles of Normandy, Northern
France, the Rhineland and Central Europe. He was in one of the first landing
parties on Omaha Beach on D-Day, and was awarded four Bronze Stars and
attained the rank of TEC Sergeant. On September 2, 1961 he was married
to Stella Bowman at Galesburg, Illinois. Lester was a patriotic man who
loved his country and fought hard for its freedom we all enjoy today. He
loved his family and put them first in his life.
He is survived by his wife Stella, two sons,
Gerald Rogers of Lawrenceville, Georgia and William Rogers of Warrenton,
two daughters, Sue Juergens of Sullivan, Faith Schulte of Washington, 10
grandchildren, one brother, Donald Rogers of Peoria, Illinois, and three
sisters Kate Anderson of Wapella, Illinois, Isabelle Arvis of Sarasota,
Florida and Elizabeth Bedwell of Morton, Illinois, other relatives and
friends. Two brothers, Kenneth and Dale Rogers preceded Lester in death,
as did a sister, Helen McGuire.
Funeral services were conducted 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 18, 1999 from the Chapel at Jefferson Barracks National
Cemetery with Pastor Scott Perry officiating. Interment was in National
Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Funeral
Rosa Lee McCready
Rosa Lee McCready of St. Clair was born in
Salem, on February 22, 1944. She is the daughter of the late Roy Wayne
Hayes, known to most as Wayne, and Helen Viola Hayes nee Johnson. On July
13, 1962, she was united in marriage to Pierce James McCready and two sons
came to bless this union. Rosie, as she was known to many, departed this
life suddenly at her home in St. Clair, having reached the age of fifty-five
years and twenty-three days.
She is survived by her husband, Pierce McCready
of St. Clair; by one son, Shawn McCready of St. Clair; by one brother,
Hohn Hayes of Cahokia, Illinois; by one sister, Wanda Mitchell and husband,
Robert, of Sauget, Illinois; by aunts, uncles, one brother-in-law, two
sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other
relatives and many, many friends.
In addition to her parents, Rosie was preceded
in death by one son, Scott James McCready.
Rosa was a Christian and member of Oak Grove
Baptist Church in Lonedell. For many years, she had lived in the St. Louis
area, moving to St. Clair in 1983. For over ten years, she had been employed
by K-V Pharmaceutical Company in Maryland Heights and in later years for
Spillburg Purse Factory in Antonio. Since moving to St. Clair, she has
worked with her husband in the family business, Highway 30/47 Auto Parts
Store. She shared a passion with her husband for antique cars and was a
member of the Highway 30 Car Club. Traveling in their 1954 Chevy to car
shows was a favorite pastime. No matter if they were playing Bingo or just
working around the house, Rosie's keen sense of humor kept them laughing
and they never tired of each other's companionship. The love and wonderful
times they have shared and the devotion she has shown to -all of her family
will never be forgotten.
A devoted and loving wife, mother, sister,
sister-in-law, niece, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend, she will be
sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all that knew her.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday,
March 17, 1999 at the Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair with the
Reverends Chauncey Clay and Glenn Hammond officiating. Interment was in
Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in St. Clair. Memorials may be made to
the family of Rosa Lee McCready.
Sherwood C. Pyatt
Sherwood C. Pyatt of Sullivan, Missouri, passed
away Saturday, March 13, 1999 at the age of 81 years.
Mr. Pyatt was born in St. Louis, Missouri
on August 11, 1917 to the late Harry and Lena (Conrad) Pyatt. Sherwood
was an auto mechanic in the St. Louis Area and was well known and respected
for his work. He had made his home in Sullivan since November of 1998.
He is survived by a brother Jack Pyatt of
Springfield, a niece Sandra Eberting of Emmaus, Pennsylvania other relatives
and friends. Mr. Pyatt was preceded in death by a sister, Lillian Jennings
Graveside funeral services were conducted
11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, 1999 in Oak Hill Cemetery, Kirkwood, under
the care of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan.
Warren W. Reed
Warren W. Reed of St. Clair, formerly Dexter,
was born in Grubville, on May 10, 1922. He is the son of the late John
Clement Reed and Flora Inez Reed nee Lee. On October 1, 1976, he was united
in marriage to Gloria Sherline Williams nee Lewis, known to most as Clo,
and her children gave this union their blessing. Warren departed this life
in Washington, on March 17, 1999, having reached the age of seventy-six
years, ten months and three days.
He is survived by three sons, Billy Joe Williams,
known to most as Joe, of St. Clair, Stephen Williams and wife, Marianne,
of St. Clair and Kevin Williams and wife, Rhonda, of St. Clair; by one
daughter, grandchildren, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews,
great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
In addition to his parents, Warren was preceded
in death by his wife, Clo Reed; and by two brothers, John Lee Reed and
Paul A. Reed.
Warren was of the Methodist faith and member
of the St. Clair United Methodist Church. He was proud to have served his
Country during World War II in the United States Army, entering December
17, 1942 and receiving his honorable discharge on November 4, 1945. Warren
was awarded four Bronze Stars during his enlistment. After his discharge
from the service, Warren made his home in Dexter, and in about 1958, be
began Reed's Bookkeeping, located in Dexter. In about 1979, Warren retired
and moved to St. Clair and soon became active in the community. He was
a member of the St. Clair American Legion Post #347, member and past officer
of the St. Clair Elk's Lodge #2651 and he was currently serving as a board
member for St. Clair Greater Homes, Inc. Warren had enjoyed many hobbies
and interests during his life and as a young man had been a member of the
high school basketball team. He continued to enjoy sports as a spectator,
especially when his sons or grandsons were playing. Fishing, skating, playing
cards and dancing were other favorite hobbies, as was visiting with his
many friends at Lewis' Café. Warren's family was a very important
part of his life and each of them meant a great deal to him. The love and
devotion he has shown family and friends throughout his life will never
be forgotten, nor will his friendly outgoing personality and willingness
to help others.
A devoted and loving father, grandfather,
great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin
and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all that
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday,
March 20, 1999 at the Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair with the
Reverend Dr. Richard P. Don officiating. Interment was in Midlawn Memorial
Gardens, Union. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association
or to Greater St. Clair Homes, Inc.
Winford T. Lentz
12 of January 2000
Winford T. Lentz of Bourbon, Missouri passed away Tuesday, January
4, 2000 at the age of 81 years, five months and 27 days.
Mr. Lentz was born July 17, 1918 at Black Oak, Arkansas to the late
Jesse Monroe and Vestinee (Branscum) Lentz. He spent his younger days in
the Black Oak area and later moved to the Southeast Missouri area near
Rives, Missouri. On October 28, 1938 he was married to Virda Crews at Kennett,
Missouri, and to this union two daughters were born. In 1942 Winford and
his family moved to St. Louis. He graduated from the former Missouri Chiropractic
College, which is now known as Logan College of Chiropractic. His primary
occupation was chiropractic health care. He also honorably served his country
during W.W.II with the U.S. Navy. Later in life he served as a special
agent for Pruco. Mr. Lentz was a baptized believer, and a very active and
faithful member of the Church of Christ in Sullivan.
He is survived by his wife, Virda of Bourbon; two daughters, Pat Lourwood
and husband, Jim, of St. Louis, and Janet Goff and husband, Dave, of Las
Vegas, Nevada; 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, other relatives,
Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 7, 2000
from the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan with Minister Alan
Hedge officiating. Interment was in the National Cemetery at Jefferson
Scott Preston Sobolewski
7 of May 2000
Scott Preston Sobolewski, was born an Army Brat on July 15, 1978 in
Winona, Minnesota. He passed away May 4, 2000 at Fort Hood, Texas at the
age of 21 years. He attended school in Sullivan, Missouri, starting with
Little Friends Preschool and graduated from High School in 1997. He was
a member of Grace United Methodist Church of Sullivan. Scott joined the
United State Army in 1998. After completing basic training at Fort Knox,
Kentucky, Scott proudly served for a year in Korea with his father’s old
unit, the 7th Calvary, 2nd Infantry Division. He was then stationed in
Fort Hood, Texas with another of his father’s old units, the 1st Battalion,
12th Calvary. He has attained the rank of Corporal and was a Tank Gunner.
Scott is survived by his parents, Robert and Sarah (Harris) Sobolewski
of Sullivan, his grandmother, Mary Sobolewski of Washington, D.C., sisters,
Shelly Martin and husband Chad of Columbia, Missouri, Rebecca Epler and
husband Scott of New Albany, Pennsylvania, and Jennifer Robbins of Cape
Girardeau, Missouri, two nephews, Christopher and Johnathan Dibben and
two nieces, Chelsea and Katilyn Epler. Scott was preceded in death by his
paternal grandfather, John Sobolewski and maternal grandparents, Melvin
and Viola Harris.
Funeral services, with full military honors, were conducted 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, May 9, 2000 from the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor
Robert Gifford officiating. Interment was in National Cemetery, Jefferson
4 of June 2000
Jeffery G. Phelps of Bourbon, Missouri passed away Monday, May 29,
2000 at the age of 43 years.
Jeff, as he was known by his family and friends, was born August 3,
1956 at Ironton, Missouri. He was raised and lived with his family in the
Bellgrade area until 1964 when the family moved to Bourbon. Jeff later
graduated in 1974 from Bourbon High School. On August 5, 1977 he was married
to Donna Tucker at Bourbon and they were blessed with three children. Jeff
was employed by Weaver Steel Company and was a member of Ironworkers Local
#396 for the last eleven years. Jeff found enjoyment in being on the river
with his boat and the company of his many friends.
He is survived by his wife, Donna, one son, Jeffery Phelps, two daughters,
Jessica Lynn and Stacy Lynn Phelps all of Bourbon, his parents, Dwain and
Nelda (Midgett) Phelps of Bourbon, his father and mother-in-law, Don and
Emma Tucker, of Lebanon, Missouri, grandmother, Hazel Midgett of Potosi,
two brothers, Dwain Phelps, Jr., and Keith Phelps, and wife, Vicki all
of Bourbon, two sisters, Sally Phelps and Nancy Massie and husband, Bob
all of Bourbon, additional brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bruce and
Leticia Tucker, Rissa and Bryan Root and Cynthya Wood, nieces, nephews,
other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were conducted 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 1, 2000 from
the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor John Orton
officiating. Interment was in Bourbon Cemetery.
Nola Irene Turnipseed
16 of June 2000
Nola Irene Turnipseed of Sullivan, Missouri died Tuesday evening, June
13, 2000 at the Woodland Manor Nursing Home, Arnold, Missouri, where she
had been a resident for the past several years.
Mrs. Turnipseed was born on April 30, 1915 in Barber, Arkansas to the
late Seth and Pearl (Taylor) Barker. She was married to Lynn Turnipseed,
Sr., at Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Nola was active in the Sullivan community
for many years. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church
of Sullivan and a member in good standing of the Sullivan Chapter #105
Order of the Eastern Star. In earlier years, Nola was also an active Cub
Scout Den Mother.
Mrs. Turnipseed is survived by a daughter, Marilyn Cech and husband
Elmer of Ely, Iowa, two sons, Lynn Turnipseed, Jr., and Arthur Turnipseed
and wife Mary all of St. Louis, Missouri, 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren,
other relatives and many friends. Along with her husband, Nola was preceded
in death by two brothers, Basil and Marshal Barker and three sisters, Zeulah
Wade, Stella Neely and Lola Barker.
Funeral services were conducted 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2000 from
the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan with Rev. Gary Sutter
officiating. Entombment was in I.O.O.F. Mausoleum, Sullivan, Missouri.
21 of September 2000
Sylvia G. Hutchings of Sullivan, Missouri passed away on Monday, September
18, 2000 at the age of 90 years.
Mrs. Hutchings was born on September 2, 1910 in St. Louis County, Missouri
near Lemay to the late Alfred and Gertrude (Chrismer) Weiss. She made her
home in that area until 1935 when she moved to Potosi, Missouri. On August
14, 1930 she was joined in marriage to Luther Carl Hutchings in Redbud,
Illinois, and to this union four daughters were born. While living in Potosi,
Mrs. Hutchings was involved in many clubs and organizations. She provided
many volunteer hours to those in need, working in the Cancer Closet and
various ladies groups within the First Presbyterian Church of Potosi. Mrs.
Hutchings was the first lady elected to the Potosi Board of Education,
and was supervisor of the first school cafeteria at Potosi High School.
She is survived by three daughters, Beverly Castelli and husband, Vincent,
Karen Stern and husband, Richard, and Sharron Kelly and husband, William;
six grandchildren, Karen Jane Castelli, Kurt Stern, Traci L. Monk, Richard
H. Stern, Carol Kotteman and William J. Kelly III; five great-grandchildren,
Erich, Addison and Meghan Monk, Jessica Kotteman and Cyle Kelly; one sister-in-law,
Joyce Weiss; other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, Mrs.
Hutchings was preceded in death by her husband, Luther, in 1969, an infant
daughter, Sandra Carol Hutchings, one brother, Alfred Weiss, one sister,
Lucille Nettman, and one grandson, Erich Stern.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September
22, 2000 from the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with interment
in the Methodist Cemetery, Caledonia, Missouri. Visitation for Mrs. Sylvia
Hutchings will be from 9:00 until 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 22, 2000
at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan. Those who desire may make memorial
contributions to the American Cancer Society.
William H. Stegeman
3 of January 2001
William H. Stegeman of Springfield, Missouri formerly of Sullivan passed
away Monday, January 1, 2001 at the age of 81 years.
Mr, Stegeman was born June 16, 1919 at Taos, Missouri to the late Anton
and Frances (Brogan) Stegeman. He was raised there as a young man and on
August 9, 1947 was married to Bernice Klopotek. He honorably served his
country during W.W.II with the U.S. Army. He was awarded four Bronze Stars
for his service in Central Europe, Normandy, Northern France and the Rhineland.
His Army career also extended into the Korean War and was Honorably Discharged
in July of 1952. His vocation in life was that of a salesman for the former
Krey Packing Company and later Frickes Meat Products in Washington, Missouri.
After making their home in the Sullivan area for 26 years. Bill and his
wife made their home in Springfield, Missouri. He never knew a stranger
and was a devoted family man. In his younger days, he found pleasure in
pheasant hunting, boating and fishing. Bill was a member of Sacred Heart
Parish in Springfield, St. Vincent DePaul Society, Knights of Columbus,
V.F.W. and Fraternal Order of Eagles.
He is survived by his wife, Bernice of Springfield, Missouri, one son,
Bob Stegeman and wife, Pam of Sullivan, one daughter, Sandi Stegeman of
Union, Missouri, three brothers, Barney and Archie Stegeman both of Jefferson
City, Missouri, Lloyd Stegeman of Kansas City, Missouri, one sister, Sylvia
Schulte of Kansas City, Missouri, five grandchildren, Mickey and Michael
Weirich, Heidi, Courtney and Amy Stegeman, three great- grandchildren,
nieces, nephews and a brother in-law, Butch Klopotek, other relatives and
friends. Along with his parents, Mr. Stegeman was preceded in death by
one brother, Kenny Stegeman and one sister, Alberta Alberta Reinkemeyer.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, January 4, 2001
from Saint Anthony Catholic church in Sullivan with interment in St. Anthony
Church Cemetery. Visitation for Mr. William Stegeman will be after 4:30
p.m. Wednesday at the Eaton Funeral Home. Parish prayers will be recited
7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening and V. F. W. service at 7:30 p.m.
Ellis Wason Butts
10 of July 2001
Ellis Wason Butts of St. James, Missouri, formerly of Sullivan, Missouri,
passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2001 at the age of 84 years.
Mr. Butts was born on August 31, 1916 in Cunningham, Mississippi to
the late Thomas H. and Dora Ann Derenda (Williams) Butts. As a young boy,
he moved to Arkansas, and eventually to St. Clair, Missouri in 1953. On
November 2, 1940 Ellis was joined in marriage to Bernice Louise Clark.
In 1942 he entered the United States Navy and honorably served his country
until 1945. In 1963 his wife, Bernice preceded him in death. In October
1964 Ellis was married to Birddie Jane Palmer in St. Clair. Then in 1970
they moved to the Sullivan area, and later in 1986 to St. James. Birddie
also preceded him in death in 1993. Ellis worked for over twenty years
as an auto worker for the Ford Motor Company in Hazelwood, Missouri. He
was a follower of the Baptist faith, a member of the American Legion in
St. Clair, a member of the Sullivan Oddfellow Lodge #156 and a life-time
member of the Disabled American Veteran’s. He was an avid outdoorsman who
enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. Ellis will be remembered and cherished
as an extremely patient person who possessed an unforgettable smile. In
the words of one of his children, “He was the best man I ever knew.”
He is survived by three sons, Charles H. Butts of St. Clair, Ellis
Wayne Butts and wife, Catherine of St. James, and Bobby Gene Butts of St.
Clair; one daughter, Thelma Sue Downey and husband, Thomas of St. Charles,
Missouri; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews,
other relatives, and friends.
Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2001
from the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Scott
Perry officiating. Interment with full military honors was at Midlawn Memorial
Garden in Union, Missouri.
Rosemary A. Graddy
20 of August 2001
Rosemary A. Graddy of Bourbon, Missouri passed away on Tuesday, July
31, 2001 at the age of 74 years.
Mrs. Graddy was born on October 24, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois to the
late Patrick and Catherine (Hartle) Foley. She was raised in Chicago, later
moved to St. Louis, and eventually settled in Bourbon in 1953. On December
1, 1956 Rosemary was united in marriage to Cecil A. Graddy in Hernando,
Mississippi. During her adult years, she primarily served her family as
a devoted Christian wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and homemaker.
Rosemary was a longtime member of the First Assembly of God in Bourbon.
She found pleasure in baking, sewing, and crocheting. For many years she
was known for baking wedding cakes and other “all occasion” items. Rosemary
will be lovingly remembered and cherished as a God-fearing woman who was
very patient and easygoing.
She is survived by her husband, Cecil Graddy of Bourbon; one son, James
Madison and wife, Trisha of Bourbon; five daughters, Barbara Ivey and husband,
James of Kernersville, North Carolina, Darlene Parker and husband, John
of Bourbon, Roseanne Shepherd and husband, Wendell of Fayetteville, Arkansas,
Linda Chick and husband, James of Bowling Green, Missouri, and Angel Monda
and husband, Ron of Cuba, Missouri; twelve grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren,
other relatives, and friends. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Graddy was
preceded in death by one son, Kenneth Graddy, and one grandson, Doug Parker.
Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 3, 2001
from the First Assembly of God in Bourbon with Pastor Harold Harrison officiating.
Interment was in Lea Cemetery. If desired, contributions may be made to
the Children’s Ministries of the First Assembly of God in Bourbon in memory
of Mrs. Rosemary Graddy. All arrangements were under the care of the Eaton
Funeral Chapel of Bourbon.
Carolyn L. Pennock
15 of November 2001
Carolyn L. Pennock of Sullivan, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, November
14, 2001 at the age of 58 years.
She is survived by her husband, Joe of the family home; one son, Alex
J. Pennock of Sullivan, Missouri; one daughter and son-in-law, Shellie
and Steven Camp of Bourbon, Missouri; her mother, Jewell Bartel of Sullivan,
Missouri; parents-in-law, Gladys and Elzie Pennock of Sullivan; two grandchildren,
Jesse and Joshua Camp; a niece, Carma Smith; one nephew, Jason Slezak;
a great-nieces, Lacie and Hannah Slezak; a great-nephew, Wyatt Smith; other
relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November
17, 2001 from Meramec Valley Baptist Church with interment in Oddfellows
Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:30 until 8:00 p.m. Friday
evening at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan and from 9:00 until 11:00
a.m. on Saturday at Meramec Valley Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers the
family desires memorials to Meramec Valley Building Fund.
26 of February 2002
Bernard Eugene “Gene” Faszold of Pacific, Missouri, was fortified with
the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Sunday, February 24, 2002 at the
age of 66 years.
He is survived by his wife Sarah, of the family home; one son, P.J.
Faszold of Villa Ridge, Missouri; one daughter, Kim Thompson and husband
Craig of Pacific, Missouri; a sister, Susan Faszold of Enid, Oklahoma;
six grandchildren, Jeremy, Sara, Cody and Kerry Faszold, Kirby Thompson,
and Tasha Taszold, other relatives and friends. A daughter, Kerry Molner
and a grandson K.C. Thompson preceded Gene in death.
A memorial Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m.
on Wednesday from Saint Bridget’s Catholic Church in Pacific, Missouri.
The family will receive friends at the church from 9:30 until time of service.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the American
Cancer Society in the name of Gene Faszold. Funeral arrangements are under
the care of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, Missouri.
Robert E. Miller
12 of June 2002
Robert E. Miller of Sullivan, Missouri passed away on Monday, June
10, 2002 at the age of 68 years.
Mr. Miller was born on April 4, 1934 in Washington County, Missouri
to Walter and Iva (Harper) Miller, and has remained a lifelong resident
of the Sullivan area. On January 15, 1955 he was joined in marriage to
Mary M. Turnbull in Sullivan, and to their union four children were born.
In 1957 Bob entered the United States Army and honorably served his country
through active duty and reserve status until 1963. He worked as a machinist
throughout his adult life, and retired from TRW (formerly Ramsey Corporation)
after thirty years. Bob was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sullivan,
the Machinist Union, the Russell Schmidt V.F.W. Post #3987, and the Fraternal
Order of Eagles Aerie #3781. He enjoyed bowling, playing and coaching softball,
hunting small game as well as mushrooms, and fishing. Bob also found pleasure
in camping, dancing, and listening to music. He will be remembered and
cherished as a goodhearted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle,
and friend who possessed a great sense of humor and an unusual ability
to make people laugh.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Miller, one son, Robbie Miller and
wife, Laura, and one daughter, Lynne Doza and husband, Steve, all of Sullivan;
three brothers, Roy Miller and wife, Sue, and Junior Miller, all of Sullivan,
and Jerry Miller and wife, Mary Jane, of St. Clair, Missouri; one sister,
Sally Alexander of Meta, Missouri; five grandchildren, Matt and Nate Doza,
and Jamie, Melissa, and Kayla Miller; his mother-in-law, Madge Turnbull;
numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, Winford and Jean Politte, Louis and
Gerry Turnbull, Ann Siebenman, Ruth and Ed Soucy, and Thelma Miller; nieces,
nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr.
Miller was preceded in death by two sons, Darryl and Joel Miller, three
brothers, Virgil, Marvin, and Billy Miller, his father-in-law, Ralph Turnbull,
two brothers-in-law, John Siebenman and Clarence Alexander, and one sister-in-law,
Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 13,
2002 from the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor
Windle Starns officiating. Interment with military honors was in the I.O.O.F.
Memorial Cemetery. If desired, contributions may be made to BJC Hospice,
Special Olympics, or the American Cancer Society in memory of Mr. Robert