Miscellaneous Pulaski County, Missouri Obituaries

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Laura Watson
Laura Watson, daughter of Lonzo Lawson and Mary Effie Bowling Lawson, was born September 4, 1897 in Francis, Missouri and departed this life February 7, 2000 in the Life Care Center, Waynesville, Missouri at the age of one hundred two years, five months and three days.

Vera Ernestine Ogden
Vera Ernestine Ogden was born October 22, 1924, to Burford Omer and Gertrude Deloris (Moore) Sheeley, at Richland, Missouri.

Gertrude Proctor Knight
Gertrude Procter Knight was born on April 21, 1905, the daughter of Robert and Lora Procter of Stoutland.

Raymond Duncan
Raymond Duncan, age 81 of Richland, died Tuesday, February 15, 2000 at his daughter's home in Brumley.

Clarence Arthur Rose
Clarence Arthur Rose, of Crocker, was born on October 24, 1924 in Crocker, the son of Clarence Elmer and Grace Neida Wills Rose, and departed this life at 11:03 a.m., Tuesday morning, March 6, 2001 in the Maranatha Village Care Center, Springfield. Mr. Rose had been in failing health for some time and had attained the age of 76 years, 4 months and 13 days. Mr. Rose was united in marriage on May 5, 1945 at Richland, to Betty Jane Gammons, and to this union six children were born. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Susan Kay Rose Bennett; his father on February 12, 1976; and his mother on May 28, 1969. Mr. Rose was baptized on July 13, 1937, and was a member of the Crocker Christian Church. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II. He had been employed for ten years by the Hedges Funeral Home, Crocker, and also was employed for ten years with Civil Service, Fort Leonard Wood, in the Road and Grounds Department as a truck driver until he retired in 1972. Those left to mourn the passing of Mr. Rose include: his wife, Betty Rose, of the home in Crocker; five children, Carolynn Ann and husband Ronald Barnes, Clark, Jerry Lee Bowling, St. Louis, Mary Ellen and husband Rick Smith, Crocker, Clarence Steven and wife Joy Rose, Topeka, Kansas, and David Wayne and wife Beth Rose, Chesterfield; two sisters, Madeline Lindsay, Springfield, and Colleen Cornelison, Bruner; eighteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. A loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, Mr. Rose will indeed by sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services were conducted for Mr. Rose at 2:00 p.m., Friday afternoon, March 9, 2001 in the Crocker Christian Church with Bro. Rick Smith, pastor, officiating. Beth Rose sang “Surely The Presence” / “Holy Ground,” “Shepherd Me, O God” and “Amazing Grace” / “As The Deer” for the service and was accompanied by Joy Rose. Interment was in the Crocker Cemetery under the direction of the Long Funeral Home, Crocker. Military graveside services were conducted by the Liesmann-Roberts American Legion Post Number 298, Dixon, and Taps were played by granddaughter Hope Rose. Pallbearers for Mr. Rose were his grandsons: Glen Smith, Travis Smith, Jason Bowling, Ryan Bowling, Darren Bowling, Richard Bennett, David Rash and B.J. Knouse. Honorary pallbearers were Michael Rose and Kevin Rose. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Crocker Christian Church Building Fund with envelopes available at the Crocker office of the Long Funeral Home.

Betty Ann Conner    
Betty Ann Conner of Dixon was born December 8, 1937 at Hardy, Arkansas, a daughter of Truman Leonard and Norma Mae Biggers Wiles, and departed this life at 9:59 p.m., Monday, March 5, 2001 in the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics, Columbia. Mrs. Conner had attained the age of 63 years, 2 months and 28 days. Mrs. Conner was united in marriage on January 4, 1958 at Chesterfield, South Carolina, to Wyatt Nelson Conner, and to this union five children were born. She was preceded in death by one son and daughter-in -law, Wyatt Lynn Conner on May 9, 1987, and Myra Lois Conner in 1988; and her father in 1981. Mrs. Conner was a member of the Pisgah Baptist Church near Dixon and the Women’s Missionary Union of the church. She was active in church work being a Sunday school teacher, a church choir member, and a Vacation Bible School worker. She was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary and a volunteer worker at the Waynesville Nursing Center. Mrs. Conner was a devoted homemaker for all her working life and was always diligent in providing for the needs of her dear family. Those left to mourn the passing of Mrs. Conner include: her husband, Wyatt Conner of the home near Dixon; three sons, Danny Paul Conner, Riverside, California, Jerry Dillon and wife Sherry Conner, Dixon, and Wyatt Lynn Conner, Jr., Dixon; one daughter, Glenna Mae and husband Kevin Lee Alsup, West Plains; her mother, Norma Mae Wiles, Hardy, Arkansas; five brothers, Leonard Wiles, Williford, Arkansas, Eugene Wiles, Gulfport, Mississippi, Raymond Wiles, Mountain View, Arkansas, Roy Wiles, Cherokee Village, Arkansas and Travis Wiles, Ash Flat, Arkansas; two sisters, Janelta Tipton, Hidden Valley, Arkansas and Naomi Martin, Ozark; eight grandchildren, Jeremy Kevin Alsup, Jarryd Keith Alsup, Makenzie Jean-Ann Alsup, Wyatt Lynn Conner, Jr., Nelson Lee Conner, Rebecca Ann Conner and Chelsey Leann Geri Smith; and many other relatives and friends. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend, Mrs. Conner will indeed be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Conner at 2:00 p.m., Thursday afternoon, March 8, 2001 in the Pisgah Baptist Church near Dixon, with Bro. Mike Yelton officiating. Brad Routh sang “Build My Mansion Next Door To Jesus,” “Sheltered In The Arms of God” and “Wish You Were Here” for the funeral service and Kevin Alsup sang “Snow White Dove.” Interment was in the Pisgah Cemetery near Dixon, under the direction of the Dixon Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Pallbearers for Mrs. Conner were Danny Conner, Ted Palmer, Shawn Decker, Lee Decker, Jon Rigsby and Kevin Alsup. Memorials are suggested to the Pisgah Baptist Church, with envelopes available at the Dixon Office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.

Larry Dean Johnson    
Larry Dean Johnson, 56, of Waynesville, departed this life at 12:10 p.m., Sunday, March 11, 2001 in the St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri after a long illness. He was born July 3, 1944 in Peoria, Illinois, son of the late Freida Johnson. On June 27, 1969 in Miami, Oklahoma, Larry was united in marriage with Frances M. Rose, and to this union one son, Tim, was born. From 1961 to 1975, Larry worked at United Van Lines of Waynesville. He worked as long as his health permitted, having struggled with kidney disease from a young age. Larry enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, mechanical work and traveling and sight-seeing. He took great pride in his beautifully manicured yard. Larry accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior while visiting with Pastor Auddie Ross at Larry’s home. He will be fondly remembered by his loving and devoted wife, Fran, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Debbie Johnson of Lebanon; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Betty and Everald Rose of Dixon; and other relatives and many friends. A funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 14, 2001 at Waynesville Memorial Chapel with Rev. Gary Borlase officiating. “Peace In The Valley” and “Amazing Grace” were played. Serving as escorts were Jamie and Kevin Davis, Tom Doyle, Donnie Howlett, Anthony Rose and Jamie Thornsberry. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Estates Cemetery, Waynesville. Services were under direction of Waynesville Memorial Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Larry Dean Johnson.

Virginia Marquard    
Virginia “Ginger” L. Marquard was born October 1, 1926 in Richland, Missouri, the daughter of Harry and Mabel Sundquist and died Tuesday, January 30, 2001 at the age of 74. She attended Richland Schools and graduated in the Class of 1943. Mrs. Marquard moved to California and began work at the University of California at Los Angeles in 1942, and met and married George “Marc” Marquard. They moved to Nevada City in 1956 with their two children. She was very involved in the community for the last 45 years, including being the purchasing agent for Nevada County. Mrs. Marquard did volunteer work to prevent the state from dipping into the Public Employee Retirement System fund and was involved with the AARP Newsletter. She was also involved in the Nevada County Legal Secretaries Association, REPA and CAPCO. Mrs. Marquard was awarded a certificate of special congressional recognition and received a thank you for her work with REPA from U.S. Rep. Wally Herger, and state Sen. Tim Leslie awarded her with a Resolution of Appreciation. Mrs. Marquard is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Craig and Jodi, grandchildren Samantha Preston and Lukas; granddaughters-in-law Leona and Tracy; great-grandchildren Cassandra, Johnathan and James; and step-grandsons Joseph and Dean.

James F. Poeschel
James F. “Jack” Poeschel, 75, of Elsberry, Mo., formerly of Richland, where he lived for 14 years, and Taylorville, Illinois, died Friday, June 1, 2001 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. He was born May 24, 1926 in St. Louis, the son of James A. and Alice Blanche Smith Poeschel. He married Patsy Salmon in 1986 in Blytheville, Ark. Mr. Poeschel was a retired boilermaker and was of the Baptist faith. He was a member of AF&AM 502 in Fairview Heights and Boilermakers Local 363. He belonged to the American Rifle Association, was a Mason, and a veteran of WW II, having served in the Navy and was in the landing at Iwo Jima. He is survived by his wife, Patsy; three sons, James (wife, Janet) Poeschel of Owaneco, David (wife, Rhonda) Poeschel of Petersburg and Carl Poeschel of Springfield; two stepsons, Dennis (wife, Karen) Johnson of Fayeville, N.C., and Deryl (wife, Louise) Johnson of New York; a stepdaughter, Dawne (husband, Walter) Chrusciel of Granite City, Ill.; three grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; two step-great-great grandchildren; a brother, Raymond Poeschel of Rolla, Mo.; a sister-in-law, Virginia (Poeschel) Meyer and her husband George of Richland; nephews, cousins, nieces, two of which were from Richland: Crystal (Poeschel) Carter and her husband Melvin, Holly (Poeschel) Rutchey and her husband Kenneth; and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Poeschel and wife Alice Blanche Smith Poeschel; three sisters, Mary Dillingkoffer, Dorothy Gamache and Rita Elder; two brothers, Carl Poeschel and George Poeschel. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 4, 2001 at Sutton Funeral Home in Taylorville, Illinois, with Rev. Cloyce Burcham officiating. Casket bearers were James Poeschel, David Poeschel, Jake Poeschel and Carl Poeschel. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, Illinois.

Gertrude Zion York    
Gertrude Zion York, daughter of Earl LeRoy McKinnon and Leah Ruth Curtis McKinnon, was born December 2, 1936 in Dixon, Missouri, and departed this life June 7, 2001 at Lake Ozark General Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri at the age of sixty-four years, six months and five days. On July 17, 1957 she was united in marriage with Milford York, and to this union were born three sons. At the time of her death, she was a member of the New Hope Freewill Baptist Church. Gertrude enjoyed listening to Bible tapes and especially good preaching, and fishing. She is survived by her loving husband Milford of the home; three sons, Clifford York and his wife Diana of Stoutland, Missouri, Rick York and his wife Terri of Richland, Missouri, Rex York of South Port, North Carolina; two brothers, Norman Eugene McKinnon of Dixon, Missouri, Kenneth Earl McKinnon of Brumley, Missouri; six grandchildren, Leah, Melissa, Shanna, Jacoba, Amanda and Michael; other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and one sister. Funeral services for Mrs. York were held at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, June 10, 2001 at Colonial Funeral Chapel, Richland, with Rev. James Bench officiating. Music was provided by Dale Shelton, Kimmel Crossland and Sherry Henson. Escorts were Marion Light, Kent Shortell, Donnie Henson, Dwight McKinnon, Mike Shortell and Jimmy Bench. Honorary Escorts were Dale Shelton and James Light. Interment was in Lewis Cemetery, Richland, Missouri under the direction of Colonial Funeral Chapel, Richland.  

Minnie Mae Kinsley
Minnie Mae Kinsley, of Galena, Kansas, formerly of Crocker, was born on September 19, 1910 in Texas County, Missouri, a daughter of John and Ida Mackney Daniels, and departed this life at 1:40 p.m., Friday afternoon, June 1, 2001, in the St. John’s Regional Medical Center, Joplin. Mrs. Kinsley had been in failing health for some time and had attained the age of 90 years, 8 months, and 13 days. Mrs. Kinsley was united in marriage on February 14, 1932 at Crocker to Ray Noah Kinsley and to this union two sons were born. She was preceded in death by her husband on December 19, 2000; her parents; three brothers, Lee Daniels, Floyd Daniels, and Ray Daniels; and two sisters, Opal Daniels and Violet Kingsbury. Mrs. Kinsley was a member of the First Baptist Church, Crocker, where she was a faithful and active worker. She was well known in Crocker as being an accomplished artist. She was a member of the Senior Citizens Center and the Garden Club, both of Crocker. She retired in 1975 as a Social Worker for Pulaski County Social Services Office. Mrs. Kinsley was also a faithful housewife and homemaker. Those left to mourn the passing of Mrs. Kinsley include: two sons, Gerald Kinsley, Terry, Mississippi and Michael “Mick” Kinsley, Baxter Springs, Kansas; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two sisters, Hazel Kinsley and Clara Miller, both of Augusta, Kansas; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Kinsley at 2:00 p.m., on Monday afternoon, June 4, 2001 in the First Baptist Church, Crocker, with Rev. Ben Woody and Bro. Nick Salsman officiating. Greg Kinsley and Pamela Bingham sang “In The Cross” and “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” for the service and were accompanied by Rita Street, organist, who also provided selections for the prelude and postlude. Interment was in the Crocker Cemetery under the direction of the Long Funeral Home, Crocker. Pallbearers for Mrs. Kinsley were Stephen Kinsley, Gregory Kinsley, Jeff Kinsley, Mark Kinsley, Chuck Bingham and Virgil Carmack.

Freda L. Bowman
Freda L. Bowman, of Dixon, was born on October 8, 1926 at Ellsinore, a daughter of Tolman Toney and Sally Carter Cotton, and departed this life at 11:43 p.m., Monday evening, June 4, 2001 in St. Mary’s Health Center, Jefferson City. Mrs. Bowman had attained the age of 74 years, 7 months, and 27 days. Mrs. Bowman was united in marriage on August 3, 1949 at St. Louis, to Willard Merril Bowman, and to this union five children were born. She was preceded in death by her husband on April 10, 1993; her father on October 2, 1988; her mother on January 7, 1994; one granddaughter, Amy Donaldson, on January 7, 2001. Mrs. Bowman was a member of the High Point Church of God, Dixon. She had lived most of her early life in Ellsinore; after she married Merril they moved to Wentzville in 1949. In 1971 the family moved to Dixon where she was employed at the Missouri State School #74, for the handicapped, as a teacher’s aide, retiring in 1990 after 10 years of dedicated service. Mr. and Mrs. Bowman built the first Car Wash in Dixon and operated it from 1977 until 1993, when they sold it to their son, Gary, who still owns it. She was a devoted housewife and mother and was always diligent in providing for the needs of her family. Those left to mourn the passing of Mrs. Bowman include: three sons, Scott Bowman, Carrollton, Leon Bowman and Gary Bowman, both of Dixon; two daughters, Bea Biddlingmeier, St. Charles and Kim Bowman, Dixon; one brother, Arvil Cotton, Dixon; one sister, Celta Pinnell, Ellsinore; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, Mrs. Bowman will indeed be sadly missed by her dear family and all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Bowman at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 8, 2001 in the Dixon Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes, with Rev. James D. Bailey, pastor, High Point Church of God, Dixon, officiating. Four songs, “I’ll Be,” “Holes in the Floor of Heaven,” “Go Rest High On That Mountain,” and “Angels In Waiting” were played for the funeral service. Interment was in the Dixon Cemetery, under the direction of the Dixon Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Active pallbearers for Mrs. Bowman were Gregg Biddlingmeier, Larry Biddlingmeier, Heath Bowman, Kenny Hoffmann, Steve French, and Dennis Wilson. Honorary pallbearer was Gage Wilson.

Carry Jean Curtis
Carry Jean Curtis, 63, of St. Robert went home to be with the Lord at 2:30 a.m., Friday, June 8, 2001 at Barnes Jewish Hospital, South in St. Louis. Carry was born May 7, 1938 in Stephens, Arkansas. She was the daughter of the late Johnnie and Jessie Lee (Cooper) Todd. Carry worked as a supervisor for the janitorial staff at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri for many years. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Waynesville, Missouri. Carry was dearly loved, and will be sadly missed by her very dear friend: Matthew Burton of St. Robert; one son: Bobby Todd of the state of Missouri; one daughter: Felicia Van Buren of Saganaw, Michigan; one sister: Norma Jean Chapman of Saganaw, Michigan and one brother: Jerry Cooper of Tacoma, Washington. She also leaves four grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends. A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 11, 2001 at Waynesville Memorial Chapel with Virgil White and Pastor William R. Boone officiating. “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art” were played. Services were under direction of Waynesville Memorial Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Carry Curtis to the American Heart Association.

David Russell Helms, 38
David Russell Helms, of Kansas City, Mo. departed this life on Aug. 2, 2001 in Douglas, Kan. at his mother’s home. David was born March 13, 1963 in Columbia, Mo. to John and Nancy (West) Helms, Lebanon, Mo. He professed his faith in Christ at an early age and joined the Grace Baptist Church. David was a 1981 graduate of Richland High School. He spent his carreer in Kansas City, Mo. working with catering and arranging special occasion Survivors include his mother, Nancy, his sister Irene, of the state of Florida, one sister Robin Hobbs of Richland, a brother John, Warsaw, Mo. and maternal grandmother Cleo Helms, Richland. David is preceded in death by his father, paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Avery West, of Ashgrove, Mo., maternal grandfather John Helms and a brother, Russell Edwards. A memorial service is scheduled for August 11, 2001 at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Richland with Rev. Mike Hawkins officiating.

Charles Wayne McComb, 64
Charles Wayne McComb, son of Bert and Myrtle Luttrell McComb, was born in Crocker, Missouri on March 11, 1937, and departed this life Sunday, July 29, 2001 at his home in Brumley, Missouri. On December 17, 1960 he was united in marriage with Mildred Durham, and to this union seven children were born. Three sons, Rick, Steve and Roger, preceded him in death. Charles retired from the Lodge of the Four Seasons in 1999. He was a member of the HoneySprings Baptist Church. He enjoyed working in his rose garden, but most of all, he loved spending time with his family, friends and grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife Mildred of the home; three sons, Carl McComb and his wife Sherry of Brumley, Missouri, Darrell and Michael McComb, both of the home; one daughter, Patty Duncan and her husband Scott of Iberia, Missouri; four brothers, Bill McComb of Iberia, Missouri, Chester and Leonard McComb of Brumley, Missouri, Harold McComb of Ulman, Missouri; six sisters, Girty Henderson and Margie McDowell, both of Ulman, Missouri, Thelma Ash, Glotha Durham and Beverly Gear, all of Brumley, Missouri, and Helen Cobarrubias of Tulsa, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. In addition to his three sons, he is preceded in death by his parents, Bert and Myrtle McComb and one sister, Dorothy Durham. Funeral services for Mr. McComb were held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 1, 2001 at Colonial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dennis Nichols and Rev. Rick Morrow officiating. Music was provided by Rusty Shadel, Marcia Shadel and Betty Witt. Escorts were Roy Beasley, Sheldon McGowan, Kenny Parker, Fritz Halderman, James Colvin and Walter Acton. Burial was in Mt. Union Cemetery, Brumley, Missouri, under the direction of Colonial Funeral Chapel, Richland.

Samuel Gregory Royal
Samuel Gregory Royal was born September 21, 1976 at Camp Legeune, North Carolina, to parents Paul Gregory Royal and Jeane E. (Farver).
After a bout with cancer, Sam was called home the evening of January 10, 2002 at his father's home in Clarksville, Tennessee. He was 25-years-old.
Sam's gifts from God were evident very early in his life. He was a natural athlete. He loved football and played often with his friends. When he was very young, Sam lived on a golf course, so he picked up a club and began playing at the tender age of eight. He developed a lifelong love for the game. Sam was a letterman on the High School Golf Team at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, and competed throughout Tennessee and Kentucky. He was a 1994 graduate of Northeast High School in Clarksville. His natural drawing ability took him to the Nashville Art School. Sam sang in the Honor Choir at Balboa Elementary School while living in the Republic of Panama, and continued singing throughout the rest of his life. He wrote and sang most of the music he played on his electric guitar.
Sam was a "gamer," excelling at all video games he ever played. He loved the great outdoors, especially hiking, camping trips and fishing. He had a passion for adventure. One of his proudest moments was climbing an 11,000 foot mountain with his brother while on a trip to Austria. Sam was also a big fan and supporter of the Tennessee Titans and rarely missed a game.
Before his health no longer permitted, Sam worked as a framer and finisher of homes in the Clarksville area. Previous to that, he was the Lead Cook at Chili's, Shoney's and Red Lobster Restaurants.
Sam leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Jeane Tappe of St. Robert; his father, Paul Royal and his wife, Angie; and his daughter, Kalen Sai Royal and her mother, Dana Schrum, all of Clarksville, Tenn. Also surviving are three brothers: Doug Royal of Columbia, and Michael and Jonathan Tappe, both of St. Robert; one sister, Jamie Hennessy of St. Robert; and many other relatives and friends.
Preceding Sam in death were his Grandma and Grandpa Farver, Grandma and Grandpa Royal, and his first cousin Jammie Wilson, who also died of cancer at age 25.
A praise and worship service was held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 20 at the Rock of Ages Church, St. Robert, with Pastor Tim O'Brien officiating. Sam's uncle Steve Farver read the obituary and his brother, Doug Royal gave a eulogy. Sam's sister, Jamie Hennessy and his mother, Jeane Tappe shared special memories. Tracy O'Brien led the congregation in singing "Yahweh" and "Amazing Grace." The songs "Heaven" and "I Can Only Imagine" were also played. Pianist Nancy Farver played the prelude. Inurnment was in the Sunset Memorial Estates Columbarium.
Arrangements were under direction of Waynesville Memorial Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Sam Royal.

Alexander Michael Payne
Alexander Michael Payne, stillborn infant son of Capt. Robert and Christi Payne of St. Robert, Missouri, was delivered at 6:42 p.m., Sunday, January 20, 2002 at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital, Fort Leonard Wood.
In addition to his parents, baby Alexander also leaves maternal grandparents: Bruce and Deanna Rideout of Raleigh, North Carolina; paternal grandparents: Thomas and Samantha Payne of Springfield and paternal grandmother: Rosa Payne of San Jose, California. Also surviving are maternal great grandparents: Chester and Elaine Rideout of Glenburn, Maine; maternal great grandmother: Dorothy Cayford of Bangor, Maine; paternal great grandfather: Thomas Payne, Sr. of Hilton Head, South Carolina and paternal great grandparents: Judge Sam and Lora Mason of Ft. Scott, Kansas. Other survivors include: maternal aunts: Dawn Partin of Apex, North Carolina and Loretta Rideout of Bangor, Maine; paternal uncle: Thomas Samuel Payne of Springfield and paternal aunt: Angela Alfaro of San Jose, California.
Prayers were offered by Father John Groner of St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church prior to a graveside service which was held Friday afternoon, January 20th at Sunset Memorial Estates Cemetery with Chaplain (Capt.) Nana E. Bassaw officiating. Alexander's grandfathers, Thomas Payne and Bruce Rideout served as escorts. Services were under direction of Waynesville Memorial Chapel.

H. Stanton Hudson
H. Stanton Hudson, 80, long time area resident, died 1 March, 2002. Mr. Hudson was born 12 November 1921 to H. Stanton Hudson Sr. and Frances Strong Hudson in Fort Scott, Kansas. Mr. Hudson obtained his education at the University of Missouri, in Columbia, Missouri, where he met his wife, Wanda Bailey Bauman. They were married 1 May 1948 in Jefferson City, Missouri. 
Mr. Hudson served as a Corporal in the 1106th Army Air Force Battalion during WWII and was awarded the Bronze Star for the North Apennines Campaign. 
Mr. Hudson worked for 25 years as a fisheries biologist at Ozark Fisheries, Stoutland, Missouri. He retired to Poplar Bluff, Missouri where he was active in the Missouri Native Plant Society, and the Audubon Society. Mr. Hudson worked as a volunteer for many years with the Missouri Department of Conservation doing breeding bird studies. He also discovered several plants not known to occur in Missouri previous to his investigations. Mr. Hudson received awards from the Missouri Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, The Missouri Native Plant Society, the Three Rivers Audubon Society, and Missouri Conservation Commission department of Natural History for his work as a volunteer. 
Stanton was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda, and a stepson, Dr. Mark A. Bauman. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and John Daniel, Altus, Okla., a stepson, Joe Bauman, Springfield, grandson, John S. Daniel II, Wichita, Kan., and step grandsons Jason M. Bauman, Japan, and Timothy G. Bauman, Poplar Bluff, Mo. 
The family will hold a private memorial service at the Fort Scott National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the H. Stanton Hudson Memorial 

Alexander Michael Payne
Alexander Michael Payne, stillborn infant son of Capt. Robert and Christi Payne of St. Robert, Missouri, was delivered at 6:42 p.m., Sunday, January 20, 2002 at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital, Fort Leonard Wood.
In addition to his parents, baby Alexander also leaves maternal grandparents: Bruce and Deanna Rideout of Raleigh, North Carolina; paternal grandparents: Thomas and Samantha Payne of Springfield and paternal grandmother: Rosa Payne of San Jose, California. Also surviving are maternal great grandparents: Chester and Elaine Rideout of Glenburn, Maine; maternal great grandmother: Dorothy Cayford of Bangor, Maine; paternal great grandfather: Thomas Payne, Sr. of Hilton Head, South Carolina and paternal great grandparents: Judge Sam and Lora Mason of Ft. Scott, Kansas. Other survivors include: maternal aunts: Dawn Partin of Apex, North Carolina and Loretta Rideout of Bangor, Maine; paternal uncle: Thomas Samuel Payne of Springfield and paternal aunt: Angela Alfaro of San Jose, California.
Prayers were offered by Father John Groner of St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church prior to a graveside service which was held Friday afternoon, January 20th at Sunset Memorial Estates Cemetery with Chaplain (Capt.) Nana E. Bassaw officiating. Alexander's grandfathers, Thomas Payne and Bruce Rideout served as escorts. Services were under direction of Waynesville Memorial Chapel.

Donald Edwin Dye
Donald Edwin Dye, one of five children born to the union of the late Elbert and Mary (McMillian) Dye, was born Sept. 29, 1921 near Colley Hollow in Pulaski County.
At the age of 12, Donald made his profession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and was baptized in the Gasconade River. He was a member of the Berean Baptist Church near Richland.
Donald attended school at Turkey Ridge and Richland High School. He was a WW II veteran, serving his country in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946. For his dedicated and honorable service, Donald was awarded several medals and commendations.
On June 13, 1996, Donald was united in marriage with Betty Louise (Botkin) Combs in Richland.
For over 30 years, Donald worked as a fork lift operator for Trans America Trucking Company in St. Louis. He was a proud member of the Teamsters Local 600. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and working around his beloved home. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan.
Donald went home to be with his Lord the afternoon of June 15, 2003 at St. John's Breech Regional Medical Center in Lebanon, at the age of 81 years.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Betty, of the home; one daughter, Catherine Vogt and her husband Dennis of St. Louis; and one son, David Dye of Gladstone. He also leaves three stepchildren: Rebecca Poertner and husband Vaughn and Patricia Hayes and husband Delbert, all of Eldon, and Jeremiah Combs and wife Jamie of Springfield; one brother, Ralph, of Winnebago, Ill.; 12 grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Donald was a very quiet, kind man, and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, Donald joins in heaven his brother, Gilbert Dye (1984), and sister, Lois Jackson (2003).
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at the Berean Baptist Church of Richland with Rev. Eddie Brandt and Rev. Billy Elam officiating. Pat Elam accompanied Flo Howlett as she sang "Amazing Grace" and "Mansion Over the Hilltop." Serving as escorts were Jerry Combs I, Jerry Combs II, Delbert Hayes, Dennis Dye, Jason Vogt and Jeff Vogt. Burial followed in the Waynesville Memorial Park Cemetery in Waynesville. Services were under the direction of Richland Memorial Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Donald Dye to the American Heart Association or the Berean Baptist Church .

Mabel DeLong
Mabel Irene (Bell) Medley DeLong, 94 of St. Robert, a retired civil service employee, died at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at the Sunset Village of the Ozarks Med Center, St. Robert.
Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 1, at Waynesville Memorial Chapel. Burial was in the Hooker Cemetery, Devils Elbow under the direction of Waynesville Memorial Chapel.
Mrs. DeLong is survived by one daughter: Mary Annalou Gordon of Waynesville; two brothers: Clifford Lee Medley and Leonard Dale DeLong both of Newburg; one brother: Homer Bell of Tuscumbia and two sisters: Olive Roy of St. Louis and Pearl Woods of Rolla. Also surviving are 23 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; 21 great-great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Charlotte Louise Payne 
Charlotte Louise Payne, daughter of the late Roy and Marie (Michael) Greenwalt, was born Dec. 2, 1944 at Wesco in Crawford County. Charlotte grew up and attended school in Steelville.
On July 28, 1962, Charlotte was united in marriage with Donald R. Payne, and to this union two daughters, Donna and Tracey, were born.
In 1981, Charlotte professed her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and was baptized at the Center Point Baptist Church in Steelville.
Charlotte worked in St. Louis at the Florsheim Shoe Company before moving back to Steelville where she worked at Brown Shoe Company until it closed. She and Don moved to Richland in 1985, where she went to work for the H.D. Lee Company. She later worked in Janitorial Services at the Tri County Nursing Home in Richland and the Fort Leonard Wood Hospital.
Charlotte loved to play the guitar and paint. She also enjoyed working in her yard, fishing and traveling. But most of all, she liked spending time with her family.
Charlotte departed this life the morning of June 26, 2003 at her home in Richland, at the age of 58 years.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband: Donald of the home; two daughters: Donna and Tracey Payne both of Richland; two brothers: Melvin Greenwalt of Steelville and Leland Greenwalt of St. Louis; one step sister: Sheila Barnes of Spiro, Okla. and three step brothers: Henry Howdeshell of Cherryville, Larry Howdeshell of St. James and Gary Howdeshell of St. Joseph. She also leaves several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, Charlotte was preceded in death by one brother: Calvin Greenwalt.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m., Saturday, July 5, 2003 at Richland Memorial Chapel with Rev. Mike Hawkins officiating. Pianist, Becky Lercher sang, "Precious Memories" and "Amazing Grace." Burial will be in the Martin Cemetery near Cherryville. Services were under the direction of Richland Memorial Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Charlotte Louise Payne and may be left at Richland Memorial Chapel.

Wilbur Virgil Wrinkle
Wilbur Virgil Wrinkle was born Nov. 14, 1911, and passed away Feb. 1, 2002 having reached the age of 90 years. He was born in the rural Richland area, the son of Silas Jefferson and Mary Margaret Durham Wrinkle and spent most of his life in the same vicinity. Wilbur Wrinkle and Veta Shelton were united in marriage July 7, 1938, and to this marriage were born a son, Gary and a daughter, Donna. Veta passed away Jan. 21, 1994.
Mr. Wrinkle was a man who was always busy. Though small in stature, he made up for it in energy and industriousness. Many will remember him as the floor sander and finisher of past years. He later laid carpet and always maintained a small farming operation. He was also a minister with the Christian Union organization and was a longtime member of the Hilltop Christian Church near Crocker.
Wilbur is survived by one son, Gary L. Wrinkle and his wife, Jewell of Poulan, Georgia, and one daughter, Donna K. Smith and her husband, Gary, of Richland.
Grandpa will also be missed by his four grandchildren, Cathi Barth, Brian Smith, Tonya Griffin, and Aaron Smith; and his three great-grandchildren, Gage, Brianna, and Ashley.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Veta, his parents, as well as all his siblings, including one brother, and eight sisters.
Services were held Tues., Feb. 5, at 11 a.m. at Colonial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Billy Caiborn officiating.
Music was provided by Rusty Shadel, soloist and Marcia Shadel, organist.
Escorts were Merlyn Shelton, Gene Shelton, Robert Barth, Junior Shelton, Aaron Smith, Brian Smith and Michael Griffin.
Final resting place for Mr. Wrinkle is Concord Cemetery, Crocker, Mo.

Yea, though I walk in the valley of the shadow of death
I shall fear no evil For thou art with me, Lord Jesus
And Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.


Holly Ann Adam-Hipkins
Holly Ann Adam-Hipkins, of Rolla, passed away at her home on Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at the age of 35 years. Holly was born in Rolla on December 8, 1966 to David "Moose" Adam and Wanda (Kreisler) Adam. She was united in marriage to Joe Hipkins on September 9, 2000. Holly was an active volunteer for the Immanuel Lutheran School in Rolla and a former leader of Girl Scout troop #971 in Rolla. She was confirmed, baptized, and married in the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rolla.
Her grandfathers, Edward Lee Kreisler and Herman G. Adam, and her grandmother Agnes Kramer and aunt Charlotte (Adam) Bates, preceded her in death.
She will be greatly missed by her surviving family which includes her husband, Joe Hipkins, of the home; parents, David "Moose" and Wanda Adam of Rolla; her daughter, Kelsey Adam, of the home; grandmother, Pauline Adam of Rolla; aunts and uncles Veronica Regan, Marvin and Carol Adam, of Rolla, Jerry and Gloria Adam of Branson, Steve and Donna Adam, Philip and Cindy Shults, Randy and Bard Adam, Melody and Tim Glick, Steve Kramer, and Pam Cochran, all of Rolla, Kathy and Tony McCary of Florida, Greg and Chris Kramer of Richland, and Jeff Kramer of Springfield; other extended family members and many dear friends.
Funeral services for Holly Adam-Hipkins were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 8, 2002 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rolla with Pastor Doug Ochner officiating. Interment followed the service in the Peace Lutheran Cemetery in rural Rolla. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to either the Immanuel Lutheran School or the Kelsey Adam Trust Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home and all arrangements are under the direction of the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla.

Harvey Kenneth Gottowski
Harvey Kenneth Gottowski was born October 18, 1925 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Harvey was one of nine children born to the union of Herman and Alma (Korb) Gottowski. As an infant, he was baptized into the Lutheran faith.
Harvey departed this life the evening of March 4, 2002 at the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, at the age of 76 years.
When Harvey was 16 years old, he wanted to serve in World War II, so he joined the Merchant Marines. When his tour was over, he returned home and went to work for the Kohler Company making bathtubs and faucets.
In 1951, Harvey enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. For his faithful and honorable service to his country, he received numerous medals, commendations and other awards. Sergeant First Class Gottowski retired from active duty in 1973. He was a life member of the Ozark Memorial VFW Post 3176, St. Robert and the Harry Herron Memorial DAV Chapter 49, Crocker.
On July 5, 1957 in Haiger Dilkreis, Germany, Harvey was united in marriage with Esther Ruth Paul. Harvey and Esther were blessed with one daughter, Doris Maja, and later with their son-in-law, Shannon and their grandson, Kenneth.
After retiring from the military, Harvey went to work at the commissary at Fort Leonard Wood. He then opened the D & G Package Store in St. Robert, which he and Esther have owned and operated for nearly 30 years. 
To say that Harvey was a Green Bay Packers Football team fan would be a gross understatement. He not only loved the Packers, but also enjoyed sharing his passion by decorating his home and store with Packers paraphernalia. Harvey also enjoyed woodworking, but most of all he loved spending time with his grandson, Kenneth. 
Harvey will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by his wife Esther of the home; his daughter Doris Curry, her husband Shannon, and their son Kenneth, all of Bentonville, Arkansas; and two sisters, Lorraine Bennin of Johnsonville, Wisconsin and Doris Mehaloupolis of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends also survive.
Harvey was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Alma Gottowski; one brother, Robert Gottowski; and five sisters: Bernelda Mitchell, Myra Klein, Lucille LaVallier, Elizabeth Michels and Ruth Geisler.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, March 7 at Waynesville Memorial Chapel with Chaplain (CPT) Mark Shelton officiating. "Amazing Grace" was played. The U.S. Army at Fort Leonard Wood provided escorts.
Burial with military honors was in Sunset Memorial Estates Cemetery, Waynesville. Services were under the direction of Waynesville Memorial Chapel. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pulaski County YMCA Youth Programs in memory of Harvey Gottowski.


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