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Leo L. White 
MONROE CITY ­ Leo L. White, 81, of rural Monroe City, died at 2:25 p.m. Oct. 11, 1999, at Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Palmyra.
Funeral services are pending at Garner Funeral Home in Monroe City.

Leona R. Crane 
PALMYRA ­ Leona R. Crane, 87, of Palmyra, died at 12:35 a.m. Nov. 1, 1999, at Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Palmyra.
Funeral services for Mrs. Crane will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. The Rev. DeWayne Lareneson will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra.
Mrs. Crane was born July 2, 1912, in Hannibal to Emerett Franklin and Lizzie Roberta Englehardt Rigney.
She was married to Russell Crane on Oct. 12, 1931, in Marion County. He preceded her in death Oct. 13, 1977.
Survivors include one son, Dennis L. Crane of Palmyra; two daughters, Deanna S. Byard and Patricia (Patsy) Ragar, both of Palmyra; one sister, Bo Hall of Avon Park, Fla.; six grandchildren, Marilyn Bohon, Denise Green, Angie Gottman, and Arla Crane, all of Palmyra, Karie Moutray of Taylor and Rusty Crane of Philadelphia; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Pokey Rigney, Junior Rigney and Si Rigney; an infant sister; and one great-grandson, Dusty Bohon.
Mrs. Crane attended Palmyra schools and was a homemaker.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of services Wednesday at the funeral chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Palmyra Nutrition Center.

Jimmie Dale Kirtley 
CLARENCE ­ Jimmie Dale Kirtley, 61, of Clarence, died at 7:40 a.m. Oct. 31, 1999, at Samaritan Memorial Hospital in Macon.
Funeral services for Mr. Kirtley will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Chapel in Clarence. The Rev. Bruce Bouman will officiate. Burial will be at a later date. The body was cremated.
Mr. Kirtley was born July 10, 1938, in Madison to Milburn Foster and Vernice Magruder Kirtley.
He was married to Janis Jo Botkins on May 23, 1987, in Monroe City. She survives.
Other survivors include six children, Cindy Hillerman and Terry Martin, both of Columbia, Kurt Desque of Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Dale Kirtley of Fort Drum, N.Y., Kevin Kirtley of Belleville, Ill., and Tony Kirtley of St. Louis; 14 grandchildren; one brother, Jerry Kirtley of Tyler, Texas; two sisters, Carolyn Davis of Columbia and Nancy Frisby of Independence; and his mother of Clarence.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Mr. Kirtley was a Christian by faith.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral chapel.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Pallbearers will be Jackie Dean, Rick Burkhardt, Jim Caldwell, Jeff Holder, John Holder and Norman Barton.
Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Utterback, Ken Ratliff, Mike Ratliff and Eddie Joe Ratliff.

Katherine V. Bowles 
HANNIBAL ­ Katherine V. Bowles, 93, of Hannibal, died at 4:45 a.m. Nov. 1, 1999, at Willow Care Center in Hannibal.
Funeral services for Mrs. Bowles will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Smith Funeral Chapel in Hannibal. The Rev. David Huck will officiate. Burial will follow at Barkley Cemetery in New London.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Zelma Ausmus 
LAGRANGE ­ Zelma Ausmus, 94, formerly of Taylor, died at 2:40 p.m. at the Lewis County Nursing Home in Canton.
Funeral services for Mrs. Ausmus are pending at the Davis Funeral Home in LaGrange.

Alice E. Walters 
VANDALIA ­ Alice E. Walters, 81, of Farber, died Oct. 30, 1999, in Excelsior Springs.
A memorial service for Mrs. Walters will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Waters Funeral Home in Vandalia. The Rev. Robert Balwanz will officiate. The body was cremated and burial will be at the Farber Cemetery immediately following the memorial service.
Mrs. Walters was born Oct. 8, 1918, in Farber to William and Lura Shin Rule.
She was married to Charles P. Walters on Aug. 2, 1942.
Survivors include three children, Charles R. Walters of Blair, Neb., Ellen Ledbetter of Kearney and Neil W. Walters of Naples, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and one brother, Forest Rule of Sacramento Calif.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Roy Rule.
Mrs. Walters lived in Creston, Iowa, before returning to Farber. She and her husband were long-time residents of Farber. She was a homemaker prior to employment at North American Refractories. After her retirement in 1979, she and her husband spent the winter months in Naples, Fla. After suffering ill health she moved to Kearney in May 1999 to be near her daughter.

Beverly F. Garrett 
VANDALIA ­ Beverly F. Garrett, 55, of Union and formerly of Vandalia, died at 9 a.m. Nov. 1, 1999, at Sunset Nursing Home in Union.
Funeral services for Mrs. Garrett will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia. The Rev. Bob Hoehn will officiate. Burial will be at the Vandalia Cemetery.
Mrs. Garrett was born Oct. 6, 1944, in Mexico to Virgil S. and Dorothy M. Hobbs Goran.
Survivors include her mother of St. Charles; and two sisters, Virginia Luetje of Kirkwood and Rebecca Cook of St. Charles.
She was preceded in death by her father in 1978.
Mrs. Garrett had worked at several sheltered workshops until her health prevented her from working any longer. She grew up in the Vandalia area and moved to St. Charles with her parents in 1967. She was a member of the Highland View Baptist Church in St. Charles. She attended area schools.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Alliance For the Mentally Ill.

Robert Maxwell
MEXICO ­ Robert Maxwell, father of State Sen. Joe Maxwell, died Oct. 31, 1999.
Funeral services for Mr. Maxwell will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Arnold Funeral Home in Mexico. Burial will follow immediately at the Laddonia Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

LeRoy Adderley Sr. 
FOLEY ­ LeRoy Adderley Sr., 80, of Troy, died at 5:20 a.m. Nov. 1, 1999, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Asbury United Methodist Church in Foley. The Revs. Virgil Bunch and Bob Hemmerla will officiate. Burial will be at Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis.
Mr. Adderley was born Oct. 24, 1919, in St. Louis to Roy F. and Margaret Hemmerla Adderley.
He was married to Philomena Rucki on Sept. 24, 1949, in St. Charles. She survives.
Also surviving are one son, LeRoy Adderley Jr. of St. Louis; two grandchildren, Michael Adderley and Mark Adderley, both of St. Louis.
Mr. Adderley was an aircraft mechanic for McDonnell-Douglass Corp. in St. Louis for more than 30 years.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church. He also was a member of VFW Post No. 8828.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at McCoy and Blossom Funeral Home in Troy and from 9 a.m. until time of services Thursday at the church in Troy.
Memorials may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church.

Vernon G. Ryan
April 11, 1904 - Feb. 24, 2000 
MONROE CITY ­ Vernon George Ryan, 95, of Monroe City, died at 10 p.m. Feb. 24, 2000, at Monroe City Manor Care Center.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 28, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Monroe City. Father Bill Flanagan will officiate. Burial will be at the Holy Rosary Cemetery in Monroe City.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a Rosary service at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Garner Funeral Home in Monroe City.
Mr. Ryan was born April 11, 1904, in Marion County to Frank D. and Elizabeth Klein Ryan.
He was married to Bessie May Hagar in March 1952, in Monroe City. She preceded him in death May 31, 1995.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Ryan of Monroe City; and one son, Danny Ryan of Monroe City; one brother, Lewis Ryan of Monroe City; and one sister, Sister M. Gregory of Wheaton, Ill.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Carl, Cecil and Ivan Ryan; and three sisters, Velma Ryan, Gertrude McMullen and Ester Duffy.
Mr. Ryan attended Marion County rural schools and was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Monroe City. He was a mechanic for the Seward Implement Company for many years and later served as janitor for the Holy Rosary School. Mr. Ryan enjoyed gardening and caring for his yard.
Memorials may be made to the Holy Rosary School.
Pallbearers will be John Yates Jr., Jim Yates, Tully Tonsor, Pat Tonsor, Jim Jarman and Kenneth Ryan.

Ruth E. Pilcher
Jan. 15, 1914 - Feb. 23, 2000 
HANNIBAL ­ Ruth E. Pilcher, 86, of Hannibal, died at 10:52 p.m. Feb. 23, 2000, at Beth Haven Nursing Home in Hannibal.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 28, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Hannibal. President Matthew Shuck will officiate. Burial will be at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Grand View Funeral Home in Hannibal.
Mrs. Pilcher was born Jan. 15, 1914, in Hannibal to Robert V. and Bess Gibbons Evans.
She was married to Trevor Pilcher on Nov. 5, 1932, in Canton. He preceded her in death June 13, 1996.
Survivors include two sons, Eugene T. Pilcher of Altamonte Springs, Fla., and David T. Pilcher of South Jordan, Utah; one daughter, Janice Sula of Hannibal; one brother, Bud Evans of Hannibal; two sisters, Bess Howard of Hannibal and Doris Watts of Quincy, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jimmy Evans and Richard Evans; and one half-brother, Denny Evans.
Mrs. Pilcher was a Mormon and attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Hannibal. She was a teaching assistant and had worked in Canton, Lewis County C-I and Hannibal School systems for many years. She was a noted china painter and was a member of the Hannibal China Painters Club.
Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Unit of Beth Haven Nursing Home, 2500 Pleasant St., Hannibal, Mo. 63401.
Pallbearers will be Mark Sula, Christopher Sula, Deborah Sula, Bill Howard, Harold Crause and Al Pabst.

Clyde June Hill 
June 10, 1902 - Feb. 23, 2000 
ELSBERRY ­ Clyde June Hill, 97, of Foley, died Feb. 23, 2000, at the Elsberry Health Care Center near Elsberry where she had been a resident since 1986.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry. The Rev. Richard Turnbull will officiate. Burial will be at the Star Hope Cemetery near Elsberry.
Mrs. Hill was born June 10, 1902, in Foley to John Henry and Rosetta Sitton Presley.
She was married to Edward Alfred Hill on Dec. 19, 1920, in Alton, Ill. He preceded her in death Nov. 23, 1970.
Survivors include one son, Henry Edward (Pokey) Hill of Elsberry; one daughter, Dorothy McQueen of Doolittle; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Nellie Rose Powelson; two sons, Marion Estle Hill and Delmar Dale Hill; one brother, Noble Presley; and one half-sister, Gladys Presley.
Mrs. Hill and her husband moved from Elsberry in 1927, to the Foley area. She was a homemaker and a member of the Foley Extension Club of Lincoln County and the Foley American Legion Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Foley Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to the Foley Baptist Church or Elsberry Health Care Center, in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, Elsberry.

Anna V. Vorderbrugge
Oct. 22, 1914 - Feb. 9, 2000 
FOLEY ­ Anna Valach Vorderbrugge, 85, died Feb. 9, 2000, in Columbia.
Mrs. Vorderbrugge was born Oct. 22, 1914, in Ilasco.
She was married to Reuben Vorderbrugge on June 28, 1952. He preceded her in death Feb. 16, 2000.
Survivors include Susie Vajda, Mary White, Margaret Partin and Wilma Dian.
Mrs. Vorderbrugge lived in Foley. She was a graduate of Hannibal-LaGrange College and graduated as a registered nurse from Lutheran Nursing School in St. Louis.
The family wishes for Mrs. Vorderbrugge to be remembered as a great gardener, loving sister and precious aunt.

Elijah Curless 
MONROE CITY ­ Elijah Curless, 21, of Monroe City, died Feb. 25, 2000, at the Hunter-Holmes-McGuire V.A. Hospital in Richmond, Va., of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Nov. 25, 1999, while he was returning home from the U.S. Marines to visit his family.
Funeral services are pending at the Garner Funeral Home in Monroe City.

F. Glenn (Skeeter) Triplett 
July 9, 1943 ­ Feb. 24, 2000 
LOUISIANA ­ F. Glenn (Skeeter) Triplett, 56, of Fredericksburg, Va., and formerly of Louisiana, died Feb. 24, 2000, at Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at First Presbyterian Church in Louisiana. The Rev. Randall Cone will officiate.
Visitation will be after the service Saturday at the church fellowship hall.
Private family burial of the cremains will be held at Riverview Cemetery in Louisiana.
Mr. Triplett was born July 9, 1943, in Hannibal to Charles Forrest and Virginia Rubemeyer Triplett.
He was married to Margaret R. Henderson on April 21, 1963, in Warrensburg. She survives.
Also surviving are one son, Charles Triplett of St. Louis; two daughters, Heather Triplett Biehl of Boston and Amy Triplett Groetsch of Jacksonville, Fla.; his mother of Louisiana; and his grandmother, Ruby Rubemeyer of Louisiana.
Mr. Triplett worked at Pitney Bowles in St. Louis and Jefferson City, but spent the majority of his career with Westinghouse in Jefferson City and Pittsburgh. He later was a trade show exhibitor with a firm in Virginia.
Mr. Triplett was an elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson City.
He was raised in Clarksville and Louisiana. He moved to Jefferson City from St. Louis in 1972, where his family lived until moving to Pittsburgh in 1987. In 1992 Mr. Triplett and his wife moved to Virginia.
He was a 1961 graduate of Louisiana High School, where he was in the marching band and served as drum major during his senior year.
He attended Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg and received a degree in business in 1981 from Lincoln University.
Mr. Triplett and his family were active in community service. He was a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts.
He enjoyed reading, music, travel, gardening and history.
Memorials may be made to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), Box 13770, Richmond, Va. 23225-8770, or to a local organ donor awareness program.

Roberta F. Gulley
May 21, 1925­Feb. 28, 2000 
TROY ­ Roberta F. Gulley, 74, of Troy and formerly of Silex, died at 10 a.m. Feb. 28, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital in St. Charles.
Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. today at McCoy & Blossom Funeral Home in Troy. The Rev. Keith Gillming and John Lewis will officiate.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at the Rose Hill Cemetery, Thebes, Ill.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the McCoy & Blossom Funeral Home in Troy.
Mrs. Gulley was born May 21, 1925, in Thebes, Ill., to Ralph and Alma Sowder Robison.
She was married to Willis N. Gulley on Aug. 7, 1950, in Clay County, Ark. He survives.
Other survivors include one son, David N. Gulley of Silex; one daughter, Vickie Ensor of Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother, John Robison of Poplar Bluff; five sisters, Peggy Palmer of Stone Park, Ill., Lela Reynolds of Ozark, Gladys Inman and Linda Alexander, both of Poplar Bluff, and Thelma Brown of Cape Girardeau; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia Roberts; and two brothers, Clarence Robison and Paul Robison.
Mrs. Gulley had been a bookkeeper for the Williams Slats Company in St. Louis. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century, Daughters of the American Colonists and Hugenots Society.
Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation in care of McCoy & Blossom Funeral Home in Troy.

Joann Turnbough 
Dec. 14, 1937­Feb. 27, 2000 
LOUISIANA ­ Joann Turnbough, 62, of New Hartford and formerly of Louisiana, died at 6:15 a.m. Feb. 27, 2000, at Audrain County Medical Center in Mexico.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. The Rev. Roger Carter will officiate. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Bowling Green.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mrs. Turnbough was born Dec. 14, 1937, in Fayette to Charles and Crystal Rose Smith.
She was married to John Turnbough Sr. on Dec. 15, 1953, in Vandalia. He survives.
Also surviving are two sons, John Turnbough of Ashley and David Turnbough of Bowling Green; two brothers, Kenneth Smith of Centralia and Charles Smith of Mexico; four sisters, Judy English of Pascagoula, Miss., Connie Shutte of Perry, Linda Fennewald of Benton City and Joy Weir of Edgerton, Kan.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Larry Smith; and three sisters, Beverly Golden, Crystal Smith and Elizabeth Smith.
Mrs. Smith attended New Hartford Baptist Church.

William Richard Cooley
Feb. 25, 1915­Feb. 25, 2000 
PEORIA, Ariz. ­ William Richard Cooley, 85, of Glendale, Ariz., died Feb. 25, 2000, at his home.
Funeral services will be at noon today at Heritage Funeral Chapel in Peoria, Ariz.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services today at the funeral chapel.
Mr. Cooley was born Feb. 25, 1915, in Macon to Lonzo and Emma Bachtel Cooley.
Survivors include two daughters, Doris L. Gessner and Margaret S. Butler, both of San Diego, Calif.; one sister, Cleo Pettitt of Hannibal; four grandchildren, Michelle, Chris, Brenda and Scott; and four great-grandchildren.
Mr. Cooley was a bookbinder.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 East Flower, Phoenix, Ariz. 85014.

William Fredrick Billings 
Jan. 1, 1921 - Feb. 29, 2000 
HANNIBAL ­ William Fredrick Billings, 79, of Hannibal, died at 8:07 a.m. Feb. 29, 2000, at Hannibal Regional Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 2, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Fr. Mike Quinn will officiate. Burial will be at Grand View Burial Park with military rites conducted by the Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post 55.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Billings was born Jan. 1, 1921, in Hull, Ill., to Harold E. and Marie Wilson Billings.
He was married on Oct. 20, 1938, in Shelbyville to Stella Leota Winn. She survives.
Other survivors include two daughters, Jo Ann McKenzie and Paula J. Quirk, both of Hannibal; one sister, Peggy J. Wegehoft of Hannibal; four grandchildren, Bill Knepp, Rod Knepp, Brady Quirk and Scott Quirk; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Ann Webster.
Mr. Billings was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps having served during World War II. He was a retired manager of the I.G.A. and a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was a 50-year member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows No. 28 of Louisiana.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Lung Association.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Henry, Darrell Price, Bob Beezley, Don Webster, Tom Jaynes and Ronnie Swearingen.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Knepp, Rod Knepp, Brady Quirk, Scott Quirk, Jacob Knepp and Kaylen Knepp.

Elijah Guy Curless
Oct. 26, 1978 - Feb. 25, 2000 
MONROE CITY ­ Lance Corporal Elijah G. Curless, 21, of Camp Lejeune, N.C., and formerly of Monroe City, died Feb. 25, 2000, in the McGuire V.A. Medical Center in Richmond, Va., following injuries received in an automobile accident on Nov. 25, 1999.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 2, at the First Baptist Church in Monroe City. The Rev. Milton Baumgardner and the Rev. Dan Deatrick will officiate. Burial will be in St. Stephens Cemetery, Indian Creek, where there will be full military rites conducted by the U.S. Marine Corp INI, 3rd Platoon 24th Marines of St. Louis.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Garner Funeral Home in Monroe City and on Thursday until the time of services at the church.
He was born Oct. 26, 1978, at Camp Lejeune, N.C., the son of Bradley Dean and Denise Gerriann Elliott Curless. His father survives in Braymer. His mother, Denise G. Oliver, survives in Monroe City.
Other survivors include one brother, Jacob Tyler Curless, of Hopkinsville, Ky.; two sisters, Cora Beth Curless, of Monroe City and Sarah Mae Majors, of LaGrange; his paternal grandfather, Clifford Curless, of Hannibal; and paternal step-grandmother, Irise Curless, of Hannibal.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Delbert and Doloros Elliott; and his paternal grandmother, Lola Curless.
He attended Monroe City schools and graduated from the Highland High School with the class of 1997. He joined the U.S. Marines following graduation where he was an LVS operator. He was in Charlie 2nd Platoon, 8th Motor Transport Platoon. He had attended the First Baptist Church of Canton, Wayland and Monroe City.
He enjoyed poetry, working on the potter's wheel and loved his military life.
Pallbearers will be members of the 2nd Platoon 8th Motor Transport Platoon of Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Thomas L. Buckman
April 15, 1942 - May 17, 2000 
MONROE CITY ­ Thomas L. Buckman, 58, of Mount Prospect, Ill., and formerly of Monroe City, died at 3:40 a.m. May 17, 2000, at his home.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Monroe City. Fathers Bill Flanagan and George Kramer and the Rev. Bernard Buckman will officiate. Burial will be at the Holy Rosary Cemetery in Monroe City.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a parish Scripture service at 7 p.m. today at the Garner Funeral Home in Monroe City.
Mr. Buckman was born April 15, 1942, in Monroe City to Joseph Claude and Dorothy Cecilia Finnigan Buckman.
He was married to Marilyn Sue Edie on June 3, 1967, in Springfield, Mo. She survives.
Other survivors include one son, Phillip A. (Dustin R.) Buckman of Mount Prospect; six brothers, Paul Buckman of St. Joseph, Ambrose Buckman of Excelsior Springs, Bernard Buckman of Lake St. Louis, Steve Buckman of Monroe City and Jim Buckman of Festus; three sisters, Claudine (Deannie) Wiggins of Rock Island, Ill., Dottie Campbell of Kansas City and Carol Rickman of Liberty; and one grandchild, Tyler Radle.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Joe and Carl Buckman.
Mr. Buckman attended Holy Rosary Grade School and graduated from Holy Rosary High School. He graduated from Kirksville State Teachers College where he received his master's degree and a bachelor of science degree. He received his specialist degree from Western Illinois University in Macomb and his business officials degree at Northern Illinois University. He was a member of the St. Raymonds Catholic Church in Mount Prospect.
Mr. Buckman was formerly deputy superintendent of Des Plaines School District 62 and currently worked as a business manager/consultant for the Skokie School District 73 1/2. He was a member of many school and civic organizations through the state of Illinois.
Memorials may be made to the Cancer Care Center at Lutheran General Hospital, in care of Advocate Charitable Foundation, 205 W. Touhy Ave., Park Ridge, Ill. 60068 or the charity of the donor's choice.
Pallbearers will be John Wiggins, Stuart Buckman, Brian Buckman, Darin Buckman, Todd Campbell, Farrell Stephens, Chuck Edie and Jim Edie.
Honorary pallbearers will be the remainder of Mr. Buckman's nephews.

Mildred Pierce
CANTON ­ Mildred Pierce, 86, died May 18, 2000, at Sunset Home in Quincy, Ill.
Funeral services for Mrs. Pierce are pending at the Davis Funeral Home in Canton.

Woods Harris Delaney 
Dec. 22, 1924 - May 31, 2000 
PARIS ­ Woods Harris Delaney, 75, of Madison, died May 31, 2000, at Moberly Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, at Agnew Funeral Home in Paris. Burial will be at Sunset Hills Cemetery in Madison.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Agnew Funeral Home in Paris.
Mr. Delaney was born Dec. 22, 1924, in Shelbina to Stanley and Ruth Woods Delaney.
He was married to Dorothy Hendren on Aug. 31, 1947, in Madison. She survives.
Other survivors include one son, Michael Delaney of Madison; two daughters, Kathy Barnes and Dawn Phillips, both of Madison; four grandchildren, Shandla Diane Richardson of Cairo and Lacey Lynn Duncan, Jody Delane and Kara Elizabeth Phillips, all of Madison; and two great-grandsons.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy Delaney; one brother, Howard Delaney; and one grandson, Shae Daniel Phillips.
Mr. Delaney was a lifelong farmer in Monroe County, served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947, and was a member of the Woodlawn Christian Church. He enjoyed quail hunting, working in the garden, being on the farm and raising livestock.
His family wishes to include: When he was younger he would walk the fields in the early morning hours to see if he could find solid ground so he could combine his crops. He was a family man, always looking forward to spending time with his loved ones and always generous to others.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Dream Factory.

Carl Brown Haden
Aug. 31, 1937 - May 24, 2000 
HANNIBAL ­ Carl Brown Haden, 62, of Ballard, Wash., died May 24, 2000, in Newport, Wash.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 1, in Seattle, Wash.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, June 5, at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal. The Smith Funeral Home and Chapel in Hannibal is in charge of local arrangements.
There will be no visitation.
Mr. Haden was born Aug. 31, 1937, in Topeka, Kan., to Harold and Margaret Sue Brown Haden.
Survivors include one son, Carl Matthew Haden of Seattle; one daughter, Rebecca Sue Hahn of Vallejo, Calif.; one sister, Mary Lou Price of Freeport, Ill.; and two grandchildren, Kenneth Matthew Hahn and Christopher Haden Hahn, both of Vallejo. Locally, he is survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Mr. Haden grew up in Vallejo where he graduated from high school in 1955. He graduated from California Maritime Academy in 1956, and was employed by Matson Shipping Lines until 1968, when he moved to the Seattle area and was employed by American Shipping Lines. He was port engineer with American Shipping Lines when he was awarded their "Man of the Year" award in 1994. Mr. Haden was a resident of Ballard for the past 32 years.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or a charity of the donor's choice.

Albert Edward Kieffer 
June 18, 1924 ­ Aug. 18, 2000 
BOWLING GREEN ­ Albert Edward Kieffer, 76, of Bowling Green, died Aug. 18, 2000, at his home.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green.
A memorial graveside service will follow at the Bowling Green City Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Epperson will officiate.
Mr. Kieffer was born June 18, 1924, in Clayton to Albert A. and Mathilda Peterson Kieffer.
He was married to Ruth Castillon on Nov. 28, 1953, in St. Louis County. She survives.
Other survivors include four sons, Lonnie Kieffer of St. Charles, Gary Kieffer of the state of Missouri, Keith Kieffer of Bowling Green and Kevin Kieffer of St. Peters; one brother, Kenneth Kieffer of Creve Coeur; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Mr. Kieffer was a member of the United States Coast Guard during World War II. He lived and worked in the St. Louis County area in title insurance for more than 40 years before moving to Bowling Green in 1988. He was a member of the Pike County Country Club, a former member of the Bowling Green Lions Club and a former member of the American Legion Post in Creve Coeur. He enjoyed camping, boating, fishing and golf.
Memorials may be made to the Pike County Nutrition Center, 510 Champ Clark Dr., Bowling Green, Mo. 63334.

Della Lee Carter
Jan. 19, 1898 ­ Aug. 18, 2000 
PALMYRA ­ Della Lee Carter, 102, of Apple Valley, Calif., and formerly of Sigsbee and Palmyra, died Aug. 18, 2000, in Victorville, Calif.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 28, at the Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. The Rev. Charles Wiseman will officiate. Burial will be at the Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery northwest of Philadelphia.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services Monday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Carter was born Jan. 19, 1898, in Sigsbee to James and Ruth Bell Jones Elwood.
She was married to Silas E. Carter on Oct. 25, 1922, in Shelbyville. He preceded her in death Jan. 4, 1981.
Survivors include one daughter, Bonnie Gilley of Apple Valley, Calif.; one grandson, Michael Grant of Bethel; two granddaughters, Julie Bankson of Truth or Consequences, N.M., and Sacha Gilley of Apple Valley; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Bud, Henry and Marion Elwood; and three sisters, May Smith, Lena Pruitt and a baby sister.
Mrs. Carter and her husband farmed together in Sigsbee for many years. She was a member of Bethel Chapel, Assembly of God Church and was church secretary, treasurer and Sunday School teacher. She had worked as an election judge for many years. She was also a member of the local quilting club in Sigsbee and enjoyed crocheting, crafts, tatting, gardening and canning. She earned the title in Calico Ghost Town of Oldest Mother in 1992, 1995, 1998, 1999 and 2000.
The family wishes to name as survivors: great-grandchildren, Odyssey Hedke of Apple Valley, Rachel Speer of Truth or Consequences, Isaac Grant of Bethel, Holly Pulliam of the state of Illinois and Hannah Grant of Quincy, Ill.
Memorials may be made to Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mabel Burgess
Oct. 7, 1916 ­ Aug. 21, 2000 
CLARENCE ­ Mabel Burgess, 83, of Clarence, died at 7 a.m. Aug. 21, 2000, at Clarence Care Center.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Maplewood Cemetery in Clarence. David Johnson will officiate.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until time of services Wednesday at Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Clarence.
Ms. Burgess was born Oct. 7, 1916, in Butler County to Frank and Viola Garocas Burgess.
There are no known survivors.
Ms. Burgess was a Christian by faith.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Gabriel Allen Masterson
Oct. 25, 1976 ­ Aug. 15, 2000 
WINFIELD (correspondent) ­ Gabriel Allen Masterson, 23, of Foley, died Aug. 15, 2000, in Laredo, Texas.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home near Winfield. The Rev. Jim McCutchen of St. Charles will officiate. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Troy.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Masterson was born Oct. 25, 1976, in St. Charles to Kennneth Eugene and Tina Marie Hansen Masterson.
Survivors include his mother, Tina Wagner of St. Charles; his father, Kenneth Masterson of Foley; his stepfather, William Finder of St. Charles; his paternal grandparents, Alfred Warren "Monk" and Erma Lee Masterson of Foley; his maternal grandparents, Gerald and Betty Hansen of Moscow Mills; five brothers, Lucas Masterson, Adam Masterson, Jarrod Finder, all of St. Charles, Staff Sgt. Robert Howard of the U.S. Air Force and Pfc. Steven Coy of the U.S. Marines; and one sister, Krista Masterson of Foley.
He was a 1994 graduate of St. Charles West High School in St. Charles. He was a former member of the Patt Holt Singers in St. Charles.
Mr. Masterson was employed as a machine operator at Bodine Aluminum in Troy.
Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital in St. Louis, in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 3838 East Highway 47, Winfield.
Pallbearers will be Lucas Masterson, Adam Masterson, Jarrod Finder, Pfc. Steven Coy, Kevin Hansen and Eric Hansen. Honorary pallbearers will be Staff Sgt. Robert Howard and Steven Missey.

David W. McMorris
Nov. 29, 1976 ­ Aug. 20, 2000 
VANDALIA ­ David W. McMorris, 23, of Vandalia, died Aug. 20, 2000, in Ralls County as the result of an automobile accident.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at St. John's Lutheran Church in Vandalia. Burial will be at the Vandalia City Cemetery. The Holt Funeral Home in Vandalia is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. McMorris was born Nov. 29, 1976, in Mexico, Mo., to Robert and Doris Liesman McMorris.
Survivors include his father, Robert McMorris of Louisiana; his mother, Doris McMorris of Vandalia; five brothers, Steven McMorris of Bowling Green, Gary McMorris of Beaumont, Texas, and Randy, Mark and James McMorris, all of Vandalia; and two sisters, Barbara Magers of LaPlata and Brenda Nutt of Farber.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Fred and Beatrice Haley McMorris and Grover and Pearl Sanders Liesman.
Mr. McMorris lived in the Vandalia-Farber community all of his life. He was a 1995 graduate of Van-Far High School and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.

Beulah Blanche Mundell 
Aug. 5, 1901 ­ Aug. 19, 2000 
ELSBERRY (correspondent) ­ Beulah Blanche Mundell, 99, of Pittsfield, Ill., and formerly of Elsberry, died Aug. 19, 2000, at the Pittsfield Health Care Center in Pittsfield.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry. The Rev. Gene Stewart will officiate. Burial will be in the Star Hope Cemetery near Elsberry.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, at the funeral home.
Mrs. Mundell was born Aug. 5, 1901, in Elsberry to Thomas Anderson and Ida Belle Hobbs Capps.
She was married to James Ellison Mundell on July 16, 1921, in Elsberry. He preceded her in death on Oct. 11, 1974.
Survivors include three daughters, Evelyn Calloway of Robertsville, Edith Bernice Emerick of Lamar, Texas, and Verna Blanche Scott of Pittsfield; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Lowell Capps of Elsberry.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence Capps and Neal Capps; one sister, Lula Graham; one son, James Mundell; two grandchildren, one who died at birth and Raymond "Trey" Scott III.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 107 S. Fifth St., Elsberry.

H. Wayne Sparks 
Oct. 12, 1943 ­ July 28, 2000 
HUNNEWELL ­ H. Wayne Sparks, 56, of Oakland, Calif., died July 28, 2000, in Oakland.
A memorial service was conducted Aug. 4, at the First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley. Burial was at Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland.
A second memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at Prairie View Baptist Church in Hunnewell. Friends are invited to attend.
Mr. Sparks was born Oct. 12, 1943, in Marion County to Harold and Ella Sparks.
He was married to Judy Branscomb on Aug. 24, 1963. She survives.
Other survivors include one daughter, Susan Phillips of Castro Valley, Calif.; one son, Steve Sparks of San Francisco, Calif.; and one sister, Betty Anderson of Monroe City.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mr. Sparks was a 1968 graduate of the University of Missouri as a doctor of veterinary medicine. He moved to Alameda, Calif., and had practiced at Providence Veterinary Medical Group since then.
He was a member and past president of Alameda Kiwanis Club, a member of the Alameda Men's Golf Club, a member and past chairman of the Alameda Commuter Golf Committee, a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the California Veterinary Medical Association, the Alameda County Veterinary Medical Association and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley.

Thurman Jacobs
March 13, 1914 ­ Aug. 20, 2000 
SOUTHWEST CITY ­ Thurman Clifton (Jake) Jacobs, 86, of Bevier and formerly of Southwest City, died Aug. 20, 2000, at Samaritan Hospital in Macon.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, at the Ozark Funeral Home in Southwest City. The Rev. Ray Clanton will officiate. Burial will be at the Southwest City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Jacobs was born March 13, 1914, in Humphrey to James Alfred and Mary Margaret (Tipton) Jacobs.
He was married to Mary Bowler on Nov. 10, 1960, in Hannibal. She survives.
Other survivors include three sons, Richard Jacobs of Westland, Mich., Roy L. Jacobs of Colts Neck, N.J., and Charles Jacobs of Jay, Okla.; two daughters, Doris Barnett of Brooklyn Center, Minn., and Lois Nerini of Bevier; one sister, Vella Atkins of Hannibal; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Junior Jacobs; one grandson; three brothers, J.D. Tipton, Raleigh Jacobs and Earl Jacobs; and two sisters, Dorothy Finlaw and Vernie Roland.
Mr. Jacobs lived in Bevier for about one year, coming from Southwest City, where he had lived for eight years. He was a barge loader operator for U.S. Steel in Hannibal.
The family wishes to include as a survivor: a special nephew, Robert W. Jacobs.
Pallbearers will be Chris Bratton, Mark Bratton, Richard Bratton, Ralph Cummings, Gary Jacobs, Bill Phelps and Ron Phelps.


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