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Harold Corbyn (Corby) Jacobs
Oct. 19, 1922 - Oct. 16, 2000
PALMYRA ­ Harold Corbyn (Corby) Jacobs, 77, of Palmyra, died at 6:20 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, at Hannibal Regional Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. The Rev. Dewayne Lareneson will officiate. Burial will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra. Graveside military rites will be by the Boots Dickson Post No. 174 of the American Legion and honorary rites by the Palmyra Volunteer Fire Department.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Masonic services by the Palmyra Masonic Lodge No. 18 at 8 p.m. today at the funeral chapel.
Mr. Jacobs was born Oct. 19, 1922, in Palmyra to Joseph (Fred) and Ruby Lucille Cox Jacobs.
He was married to Carroll Imogene Hawkins on Oct. 19, 1957, in Hannibal. She preceded him in death Feb. 5, 1972.
Survivors include one daughter, Julie C. Angel of Champaign, Ill.; two sons, Joseph C. (Jody) Jacobs of Hannibal and John C. Jacobs of Taylor; three grandchildren, Matthew W. Angel and Michael C. Angel, both of Champaign and Grace E. Jacobs of Taylor; and his fianceé and longtime companion, Carol Wehmeyer of Hannibal.
He was preceded in death by one brother, W.W. (Bill) Jacobs.
Mr. Jacobs was a retired postmaster of the Palmyra Post Office. He had formerly worked for the former Yaeger Brothers Grocery and Cissna Chevrolet Dealership, both in Palmyra.
He was a 1940 graduate of Palmyra High School and received an associate of arts degree in history in 1942 from Hannibal-LaGrange College.
He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, where he served as sergeant and crew chief and was part of the 484 bomb group. He received the Bronze Star while serving in the European Theatre with action in Italy and North Africa. He was a member of the Boots Dickson Post No. 174 of the American Legion and a charter member of the Palmyra V.F.W. Lodge No. 11041.
Mr. Jacobs was the former fire chief for the Palmyra Volunteer Fire Department. He was a local historian and genealogist who mentored local children on history and assisted people in researching genealogy. He was the first president of the Palmyra Heritage Seekers. He was past Worshipful Master of the Palmyra Masonic Lodge No. 18 and a member of the Blue Lodge and Royal Arch.
He was a member of a local dance band in Palmyra where he was a trombonist and back-up musician from the late 1940s to the early 1950s. He was a private pilot.
He was a member of the Marion County Extension Council, Marion County Ambulance Board, Maple Lawn Nursing Home Board, Marion County Civil Defense Board and Marion County Red Cross where he served as blood drive chairman and disaster relief member. He enjoyed giving fire safety talks to children at the Palmyra Elementary School and served as a Skywatch Observer for the Smithsonian. He was the first individual chosen as Citizen of the Year in Palmyra. He attended the First Christian Church in Palmyra as a youth.
His family wishes to add as survivors: one son-in-law, Jim Angel of Champaign; Joseph Jacobs' fianceé, Lisa Meiron of Hannibal; one daughter-in-law, Carmen Jacobs of Taylor; and special caregiver friends, Rachel Schrock, Jane Schaefer and Josephine Whetstone.
Memorials may be made to Corby Jacobs Memorial Fund for local charitable causes, in care of the funeral chapel.
Pallbearers will be Ralph Angel, Chuck Hoehne, Dale Hawkins, Dale Borrowman, Bill Morris and Bill Huffman. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Poage, Donald Peuster, Lawrence Wellman, Gene Carson, Max Widebrook and Leo Rothweiler.

Michael R. Kohlhepp 
July 5, 1951 - Oct. 16, 2000 
HANNIBAL ­ Michael R. Kohlhepp, 49, of Hannibal, died at 11:05 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, at his home.
A requiem Eucharist will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Hannibal. Fathers Michael Kyle and William Roeger will officiate. The James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal is in charge of arrangements.
There will be no visitation.
Mr. Kohlhepp was born July 5, 1951, in Queens, N.Y., to Warren and Joan Estes Kohlhepp.
He was married to Jody A. Greller on Nov. 2, 1974, in Levittown, N.Y. She survives.
Other survivors include his parents of Citrus Springs, Fla.; two daughters, Vanessa Levy of Kansas City, Mo., and Amber Kohlhepp of Hannibal; one brother, Barry Kohlhepp of Bethpage, N.Y.; and one grandson, Austin Holman.
Mr. Kohlhepp worked as senior project engineer for B.A.S.F. He was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church.

Gregory J. Davis 
PALMYRA ­ Gregory J. Davis, 90, of Mesa, Ariz., and formerly of Palmyra, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, in Mesa.
Funeral services are pending at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra.

Robert Earl Powell 
May 20, 1925 - Oct. 15, 2000 
ELSBERRY ­ Robert Earl Powell, 75, of Elsberry, died Oct. 15, 2000, at Lincoln County Memorial Hospital in Troy.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry. The Rev. Raymond Doussard will officiate. Burial will be at the Elsberry City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Powell was born May 20, 1925, in Sherry, Wis., to Harry William and Bessie Verwink Powell.
He was married to Hilda C. Bisser on July 3, 1948, in Dubuque, Iowa. She survives.
Other survivors include four sons, Robert Powell of Moscow Mills and Rick Powell and Mark Powell, both of Elsberry and John Powell of Foley; one daughter, Sharon Smith of Troy; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Orville Powell of the state of Colorado, Eugene Powell of Campbell, Calif., and Keith Powell of Morgan Hill, Calif.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles (Chuck) Powell and Richard (Dick) Powell; and one sister, Charlotte Reynolds.
Mr. Powell graduated from high school in Marathon, Wis. He served in the U.S. Marines during World War II from Oct. 21, 1943 to Feb. 11, 1946. He was employed as a bus driver for Greyhound Bus Company for 33 years, retiring in 1983. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the American Legion Post No. 1000 in San Jose, Calif.
The family wishes to add as a survivor: one sister-in-law, Lois Powell of Marshall, Wis.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice, in care of the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Mike Smith, Brian Smith, Jim Smith, David LaCerda, Paul Reed, Jason Powell and Kyle Powell.

Irene L. Bradshaw 
Sept. 17, 1914 ­ Oct. 17, 2000 
BARRY, Ill. ­ Irene L. Bradshaw, 86, of Camp Point, Ill., and formerly of Barry, died at 12:15 a.m. Oct. 17, 2000, at Timber Point Nursing Home in Camp Point.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at Park Lawn Cemetery in Barry.
Mrs. Bradshaw was born Sept. 17, 1914, in Pittsfield, Ill., to Fay and Gladys (Heck) Harper.
She married George Lippincott May 16, 1931 in Barry. He preceded her in death. She later married Bodra Bradshaw March 31, 1962 in Barry. He preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 1978.
Survivors include one brother, Richard Harper of Hannibal; one sister, Bernice Bradshaw of Quincy, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Mrs. Bradshaw was a member of the Barry United Methodist Church and had been secretary/treasurer for several years. Her family wished to include she enjoyed reading.
There is no visitation.

Thomas G. Evans 
May 22, 1926 - Oct. 17, 2000 
HANNIBAL ­ Thomas G. Evans, 74, of Hannibal, died at 3:55 a.m. Oct. 17, 2000, at his home.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. The Rev. Hugh Reynolds will officiate. Burial will be at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Evans was born May 22, 1926, in Hannibal. He was raised by his foster mother, Mabel Evans.
He was married to JoAnn Daugherty on May 11, 1952, in Hannibal. She survives.
Other survivors include one son, Thomas M. Evans of Hannibal; one daughter, Nancy Seaton of Springfield, Mo.; two brothers, Fred Evans of Springfield, Mo., and Charles Evans of Sonoma, Calif.; and five grandchildren, Christopher Seaton, Jeff Seaton, Ashley Evans, Brenton Evans and Crystal Evans.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Francis Kampling; and two sisters, Rosebud Spegal and Gladys Bird.
Mr. Evans retired from Allied Maintenance at American Cyanamid in 1991. He worked at the American Legion Bowling Alley for 17 years. He enjoyed woodworking and greeted tourists on Main Street in Hannibal, known as the Mayor of Main Street. He was a member and past president of Hannibal Chapter 4610, A.A.R.P. and a member of R.S.V.P. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Hannibal.
The family wishes to include as survivors: one daughter-in-law, Christina Evans of Hannibal; one son-in-law, Steve Seaton of Springfield, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews, including one special niece, Theresa Spegal Wimsatt of Springfield, Mo.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice Program.
Pallbearers will be Andy Heskett, Stanford Tilton, Roy Hark, Frank Waelder, Jim Roberts and Jim O'Donnell.

Dorise Kenneth (Dorsey) Reed 
Dec. 9, 1919 - Dec. 13, 2000 
HANNIBAL ­ Dorise Kenneth (Dorsey) Reed, 81, of Festus and formerly of Ferguson, died at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at the home of his granddaughter in Festus.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. The Rev. John Hayes will officiate. Burial will be at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, at the funeral home.
Mr. Reed was born Dec. 9, 1919, in Barry, Ill., to Everett and Lula Mae Jones Reed.
He was married to Evelyn M. Fohey. She preceded him in death.
Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Keefe of St. Peters and Beverly Rose of Lawrence, Kan.; three grandsons, Ronnie Randles of Lawrence, Kan., Jason Keefe of Tempe, Ariz., and Adam Keefe of Mesa, Ariz.; and one granddaughter, Mindy Webster of Festus.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Verne; and two sisters, Catherine and Mary Helen.
Mr. Reed retired in 1986 after 40 years of service with the Emerson Electric Co. of St. Louis. He was a school crossing guard for the Ferguson Police Department. His post was at Sts. John and James School.
The family wishes to include: Mr. Reed is also survived by one son-in-law, James Keefe of St. Peters; and three great-grandchildren, Kayla, Briana and Keenan. He was also preceded in death by one great-grandson, Joshua. He loved to garden and work in his yard and grew the most beautiful roses imaginable. Our dear brother-in-law, uncle, great uncle, cousin and dear friend.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Pallbearers will be Jason Keefe, Adam Keefe, James Keefe, Paul Kenady, Verne Lee Reed, Bill Carmen, Ronald Fohey and Mike Reed.

Goldena Howard 
HANNIBAL ­ Goldena Howard, 86, of New London, died at 12:35 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at Levering Regional Health Care Center in Hannibal.
Funeral services are pending at Smith Funeral Home and Chapel in Hannibal.

Opal P. Bowles 
Oct. 5, 1920 - Feb. 5, 2001 
HANNIBAL ­ Opal P. Bowles, 80, of Hannibal, died at 11:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at Willow Care Center in Hannibal.
A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal. The Rev. Steve Workman will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal.
Mrs. Bowles was born Oct. 5, 1920, in Hannibal to Lowell and Harlow Weeks Fox.
She was married to Charles F. Bowles. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include two sons, Mike Bowles of St. Louis and Kent Bowles of Hannibal; three grandchildren, Sarah Bowles of Miami, Fla., Kevin Bowles of St. Louis and Josh Bowles of Hannibal; and two stepgrandchildren, Janet Riney and Tina Bartz, both of Hannibal.
Mrs. Bowles retired May 1, 1986, from the Hannibal Regional Center. She had also worked for the Hannibal Visitors and Convention Bureau and was a member of the First Christian Church in Hannibal.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Edna C. Watters Callison
Aug. 28, 1905 - Feb. 6, 2001 
HANNIBAL ­ Edna Cecil Watters Callison, 95, of Hannibal, died at 1:25 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at Luther Manor Nursing Center in Hannibal.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Geneseo Cemetery in Geneseo, Kan. The Smith Funeral Home in Hannibal is in charge of arrangements.
There will be no visitation.
Mrs. Callison was born Aug. 28, 1905, in Rice County near Frederick, Kan., to Charles and Elizabeth Speer Watters.
She was married to the Rev. C.E. Callison on May 10, 1942, in Frederick. He preceded her in death April 16, 1973.
Survivors include three stepchildren, the Rev. Walter L. Callison of Yates Center, Kan., the Rev. Robert Callison of Ottawa, Ill., and Edna Scoggan of Timewell, Ill.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Mearle Watters and Aljoe Watters; and two stepsons, John Austin Callison and Curtis Eugene Callison.
Mrs. Callison was a graduate of Sterling High School in Sterling, Kan. She was a graduate of Sterling College and taught in many schools in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, South Dakota and Arkansas. She was a talented musician and a member of Fifth Street Baptist Church in Hannibal.

Paul Wm. Berry 
March 25, 1912 - April 11, 2001 
TROY ­ Paul Wm. Berry, 89, of Troy and formerly of Silex, died at 5:10 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at Lincoln County Nursing and Rehab in Troy.
Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. Friday, April 13, at McCoy & Blossom Funeral Home in Troy. Michael Chedester will officiate. The body is to be cremated.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until time of services Friday at the funeral home.
Mr. Berry was born March 25, 1912, in Commerce to Wm. Henry and Jeffie Wright Berry.
He was married to Norma Lay on Nov. 15, 1931, in St. Louis. She survives.
Other survivors include one daughter, Sharon Lavy of Silex; four sons, Paul N. Berry Jr. and Dale Berry, both of O'Fallon, Richard Berry of Lake Lotawana and Don Berry of House Springs; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Dorothy Zaritz of St. James.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Lila Burrous.
Mr. Berry was a retired dispatcher from McDonnell-Douglas Corp. in St. Louis and a Lincoln County farmer for many years.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, in care of the funeral home.

Gertrude L. Bogue Boaz 
Aug. 2, 1915 - April 9, 2001 
PAGE, Ariz. - Gertrude L. Bogue Boaz, 85, of Tempe, Ariz., and formerly of Spalding and Vandalia, died Monday, April 9, 2001, in Arizona.
Funeral services will be at the Lutheran Church in Page, Ariz. Burial will be at Skull Valley, Ariz.
Mrs. Boaz was born Aug. 2, 1915, in Middletown to Samuel and Cora Jane Rosson Bogue.
She was married to Jack Boaz. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include one daughter, Judy Boston of Page; two granddaughters, Deanne Butler and Carrie Pajunen of Tempe; three granddaughters, Heather, Tyler and Amber Butler, all of Tempe; one brother, Clarence Bogue of Hannibal; and two sisters, Grace Bogue of Mexico and Edith Gooch of Dove Creek, Colo. The family wishes to include as survivors: one son-in-law, Danny Boston of Page; one grandson-in-law, Kevin Butler of Tempe; and nine nephews and nieces, including Carl Krigbaum of Page, who lived with the Boaz family a number of years.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter Bogue and Robert Bogue; and two sisters, Viva Krigbaum and Lillie Krigbaum.

Naoma Cash Snodgrass 
Naoma Cash Snodgrass, 100, of Bowling Green, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at Beth Haven Nursing Home in Hannibal.
Arrangements are pending at Garner Funeral Home in Monroe City.

Phyllis N. Schulz 
Jan. 19, 1921 - April 11, 2001 
HANNIBAL ­ Phyllis N. Schulz, 80, of Hannibal, died at 7:40 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at Willow Care Center in Hannibal.
Graveside services will be at noon Saturday, April 14, at Floral Lawn Cemetery in South Beloit, Ill.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 13, at James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal.
Mrs. Schulz was born Jan. 19, 1921, in Leonard to Joseph E. and Euna May Shofstall Wand.
She was married to Fred Schulz on Aug. 28, 1941. He preceded her in death March 21, 1967.
Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Riney of Hannibal and Lori Goldkamp of Florissant; one son, John Schulz of West Chazy, N.Y.; one brother, Kenneth Wand of York Springs, Pa.; and nine grandchildren, John, Heather, Zachary and David Riney, Ivan Schulz and Sara, Joe, Ryan and Corey Goldkamp.
She was preceded in death by one sister; Doris Baker; and one son, Daniel Schulz.
Mrs. Schulz retired in 1996 from Central Services of Hannibal Regional Hospital. She was also retired from Sportsmans Tavern where she had worked for many years as a bartender. She was a volunteer for the Mark Twain Museum, a member of Hannibal Regional Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and a member of Fifth Street Baptist Church in Hannibal.

Frances M. Hamlett 
BOWLING GREEN ­ Frances Marie Hamlett, 90, of Bowling Green, died Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at Hannibal Regional Hospital. 

Thelma V. Mefford 
SHELBINA ­ Thelma V. Mefford, 78, of Shelbina, died at 8:50 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at Salt River Nursing Home in Shelbina. 

Guyula Myers
BOWLING GREEN ­ Guyula Myers, 97, of Bowling Green, died Thursday, April 26, 2001, at Country View Nursing Home in Bowling Green.

Dale L. Jackson 
PALMYRA ­ Dale L. Jackson, 53, of Philadelphia, Mo., died at 6:05 a.m. Thursday, April 26, 2001, at his home. 

John H. Hill Sr. 
HANNIBAL ­ John H. Hill Sr., 80, of Hannibal, died at 2:05 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at Willow Care Center in Hannibal. 

George Hayden 
VALDOSTA, Ga. ­ George David Hayden, 68, of Valdosta, Ga., and formerly of Hannibal, died Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at his home. 

Kenneth (Bud) 
TROY ­ Kenneth P. (Bud) Elston, 82, of Troy, died Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at his home. 

W. Byron Keach 
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. ­ W. Byron Keach, 90, of Sherman, Ill., died at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at his home. 

Marion O. Hearn
HANNIBAL ­ Marion O. Hearn, 88, of Quincy, Ill., formerly of Hannibal, died at 2:23 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2001, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. 

Marvin L. Gudgel 
KEOKUK, Iowa ­ Marvin L. Gudgel, 79, of Hull, Ill., died Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at Hannibal Regional Hospital. 

James G. Crouse 
TROY ­ James G. (Jimmie) Crouse, 55, of Whiteside, died Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at the Lincoln County Medical Center in Troy.


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