Miscellaneous Wayne County, Missouri Obituaries

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Pat Tilk
Pat Tilk, 63, died Oct. 5, 2000 at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center in Farmington, Mo. He was born Sept. 3, 1937 in Jewett, Mo., son of the late Frank and Helen (Plake) Tilk. He was united in marriage to Clara Long on Sept. 16, 1958 in Ironton, Mo. and she survives. Prior to retiring in 1999 he worked in the maintenance department of ISP Mineral company and farmed for many years. He was a member of the Maple View Baptist Church in Jewett and served on the board of the Jewett Community Center. Those surviving are: two sons, Patrick Daniel Tilk, Jewett, Dwayne Edward Tilk, Fredericktown, Mo.; daughter, Dolores Charlene Tanner, Fredericktown; brother, Frankie Tilk, Piedmont; sister, Kathryn Brewer, Jewett; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Oct. 8 at Wilson Funeral Home in Fredericktown with Elder Charles Sutton officiating. Burial was in the Tilk family cemetery in Madison County.

Margaret Woods
Margaret Woods, 93, formerly of Patterson, died Oct. 6, 2000 in Grandview Health Care Center, Washington, Mo. She was born Aug. 28, 1907 in Patterson, daughter of the late James and Mary (Twidwell) Shearrer. She married James Monroe Woods Jan. 1, 1924 and he preceded her in death Oct. 28, 1986. Margaret was a homemaker, a member of the Wayne County Historical Society and the United Methodist Church of Patterson. Survivors include: two sons, William Woods, Jacksonville, Fla., Robert Woods, Caledonia, Mo.; five daughters, Mary Lois Scherr, St. Louis; Virginia Mueller, Waterloo, Ill., Peggy Green, Versailles, Mo., Dixie Stone, Washington, Mo., Janice Mullins, Patterson, Mo.; one sister, Blanche Evans, Greenville, Mo.; 20 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, James Woods, Jr.; one brother, Lyman Shearrer; one sister, Grace Fulton; two grandchildren. The funeral was held Oct. 8 at United Methodist Church in Patterson with Rev. John Adams officiating and music provided by Richard and Roger McAllister, Janice Middleton and Linda McAllister, pianist. Pallbearers were Ronnie Mueller, Kenneth Green, Dean Mullins, Terry Stone, Tony Stone and Chris Woods. Burial was in Rowland Cemetery in Patterson.

Nellie Huddleston
Nellie (Nell) Huddleston, 87, died Oct. 1, 2000 in South Brook Nursing Home in Farmington, where she resided. She was born March 17, 1913 in Vulcan, Mo., daughter of the late Edward and Alice (Stevenson) Talley. She was united in marriage to Clifton Huddleston, who preceded her in death on April 10, 1979. Nell was a homemaker and attended Harvest Full Gospel Church in Des Arc. Survivors include: two sons, Dr. Thomas J. Huddleston, Farmington, Donald L. Huddleston, Hartsville, S.C.; two brothers, Olin Talley, Defuniak Springs, Fla., Omer Talley, Wappapello, Mo.; one sister, Edith Purtle, LeRoy, Ill.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, David E. Huddleston; two brothers, Guy and Jake Talley; four sisters, Stella Sutton, Rella Smith, Virgie Williams, Edna Middleton. The funeral was held Oct. 3 at Ruegg Funeral Home with Revs. C.L. Stage and Gary Golden officiating. Music was provided by Rev. and Mrs. C.L. Stage and Barbara Patterson, pianist. Pallbearers were Norman Sutton, Jimmy Talley, Rob Peden, Tod Huddleston, Timmy Huddleston, Gerald Dinkins. Burial was in Sutton Cemetery in Vulcan.

James N. Street
James N. Street, 88, died Sept. 28, 2000 in Three Rivers Healthcare North, Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born Jan. 22, 1912 in Des Arc , son of the late Gertrude (Poston) Street. He was united in marriage to Verma Lewis, who preceded him in death. He married Vema Lee in September of 1993 and she survives, residing in Piedmont. James was of the Nazarene belief. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #1197 A.F.&A.F., LaFeria, Texas. He served his country during World War II and was awarded five bronze stars. He had owned and operated a restaurant in Texas. He is survived by: two stepsons, Stan Lee, St. Louis, James O. Lee, Nashville, Tenn.; one stepdaughter, Shirley Middleton, St. Louis; a nephew, Kelly Street and niece, Lori Birdsong, both of Texas; a special cousin, Clotine Harris and family, who cared for him during his illness. The funeral was held Sept. 30 at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont with Rev. Charlie Gillenwater presiding. Pallbearers were Wayne Harris, Bill Barker, Elmer Sharp, Kelly Street, Byron Tucker and Gary Gramlich. Burial was in Mt. View Cemetery in Des Arc.

Pattie Joe Laxton
Pattie Jo Laxton, 11, of Norman, Okla., died Oct. 9, 2000 at Children's Hospital in Oklahoma City from burns and smoke inhalation suffered in a fire at a friend's home. She was born Nov. 4, 1988 in Oklahoma City, daughter of Charles and Sarah Laxton of Anadarko, Okla. and Lisa and David Brown of Norman, Okla. Pattie was a bubbly little girl, full of hugs and giggles. She liked to play with makeup, jewelry and Barbie dolls. She was a student at Kennedy Elementary School and an active member of the First Baptist Church in Norman. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her grandmother, Evelyn Laxton, Piedmont; brothers, Dustin Laxton, Norman, Eric Laxton, Anadarko; stepsister, Jackilyn Ozio, Anadarko; aunts, Wanda Laxton, Georgia Smith, both of Cutler, Ill.; step-grandmother, Lynette Steverson, Anadarko; uncles, Willard, Robert and John Laxton, all of Piedmont. The funeral was held Oct. 12 at the First Baptist Church in Norman. Burial was in IOOF Cemetery at Norman.

Fredia L. Croney
Fredia L. Croney, 71, died Feb. 2, 2001 in Greenville, Mo. She was born May 3, 1929 in Marquand, Mo., daughter of the late Daniel and Rosie Hale. She married Elbert Croney and he preceded her in death. Fredia was a homemaker and had lived in Silva for many years. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Jim, Bill and Albert, three sisters, Sadie, Vida and Lillie and one great grandchild, Josh Beyers. Survivors include three sons, Douglas Croney, Manitiwoc, Wisc., Willias Croney, St. Ann, Mo., Timothy Croney, St. Ann, Mo., three brothers, Truman Hale, Piedmont, Troy Hale, Silva and Eugene Hale, Greenville, two sisters, Tiney Jennerjohn, Piedmont, Virgie Holmes Weston, Greenville, fifteen grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and her dear frind Earl Weston. The funeral was held Feb. 6 at the Morrison-Worley Chapel in Greenville with Rev. Daniel Hale officiating. Special music was provided by Bonnie Funston. Pallbearers were Douglas Croney, William Croney, Timothy Croney, Bryan Croney, Daniel Croney and Ryan Croney. Interment was in the Twidwell Cemetery in Clubb. Services were under the direction of Morrison-Worley Greenville Chapel.

Rubye P. Blackwell
Rubye P. Blackwell, 84, died Feb. 2, 2001 in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She was born Aug. 6, 1916 in Braggadocio, Mo., daughter of the late William Lewis Gallaher and Lillie Gertrude (Bray) Gallaher. She was united in marriage to Carl Blackwell on Nov. 2, 1947 and he preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 1977. Also preceding her in death was one brother Milburn Gallaher. Survivors include one son Carl Michael (Mike) Blackwell and wife Jackie, grandson Westley Pike Blackwell and wife, Jodie, great grandson Austin, all of Piedmont, one brother Buford Gallaher, Huntsville Al, two sisters Viola Dawson, Hayti, Mo., Louis Ottinger, Caruthersville, Mo. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Piedmont. Funeral services were Feb. 4 at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont with the Rev. James Stewart officiating. Music was provided by the First Baptist Church choir, pianist Linda Niswonger. Serving as pallbearers were David Johnston, Frank McAllister, Mark Keister, Larry Crosley, Jerry Spinks, Dennis Johnson, honorary pallbearer Dusty Burton. Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery in Piedmont, Mo. under the direction of Ruegg Funeral Homes of Piedmont.

Emil R. Carlson
Emil R. Carlson, 98, died Jan. 31, 2001 in Piedmont, Mo. He was born March 16, 1902 in Chicago, Ill., son of the late Ivan and Nellie Carlson. He married Mabel Roberts May 1, 1954 in Chicago and she survives. He worked as a cost accountant in Chicago before his retirement in 1971. He had lived at Missionary Acres in Clubb. He was the oldest living member of the local AARP Chapter and was a member of the Evangel Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence and his twin, Roy. The funeral was held Feb. 3 at the Evangel Baptist Church in Clubb with Rev. Virgil Freyermuth officiating, assisted by Rev. Howard Street and music provided by Ken Moon and Marilee Ostrander. Pallbearers were Ken Moon, Bill Hayes, Dr. Gene Burris, Chuck Nichols, Paul Gauwitz and Dave Kintner. Burial was in Greenville Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Morrison-Worley Funeral Chapel, Greenville.

Alice B. Borders
Alice B. Borders, 78, died Jan. 28, 2001 at Three Rivers Healthcare South in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She was born March 9, 1922 in Des Arc, daughter of the late Roy and Bertha (Wheatley) Bess. She married Jasper Kelley and to this union three children were born, Kelly, Gertie and Butch. Mr. Kelly preceded her in death. She later married John Ellis Borders and he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a member of the Patterson Baptist Church, baptized Dec. 12, 1993. Those surviving are a daughter, Alice Bowman, Peveley; stepson, James Borders, Des Arc; stepdaughter, Ruby Borders, Piedmont; brother, Johnny Bess, Tunica, Miss. The funeral was held Jan. 31 at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont with Bro. Dewel Smith officiating. Pallbearers were Roy Stout, Sr., Dwight DeBoard, Melvin Moore and Gary Gramlich. Burial was in Collins Cemetery, Annapolis.

Glenzil R. Nelson
Glenzil Ray Nelson, Dr., 57, died Feb. 1, 2001 in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born June 29, 1943 in Torch, Mo., son of Iowa Nelson Pruyn of Farmington and the late Hiram Nelson. He was united in marriage to Betty Pruyn March 7, 1963 in St. Louis and she survives, residing in Silva. Glenzil was a die caster for Bauman Engineering in Washington, Mo. He was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two sons, Glen (Sheila) Nelson, Jr., Silva, Kevin Nelson, Jackson, Minn.; three sisters, Melva Gazaway, Farmington, Bonnie Ladato, Ladue, Kathy Stewart, St. Louis; three grandchildren. The funeral was held Feb. 4 at Morrison-Worley Funeral Chapel in Greenville with Rev. Kenneth Moon officiating. Pallbearers were Harry Prouty, Gene Pogue, Dan Pogue, Dave Gazaway, Mike Mobley and T. J. Montgomery. Flower bearers were Don Brinkley, Jr. and Michael Ruble. Burial was in Rowland-Woods Cemetery, Patterson.

Freida V. Miller
Freida Virginia Miller, 68, died Jan. 30, 2001 in Missouri Baptist Hospital, St. Louis, Mo. She was born Jan. 9, 1933 in Piedmont, daughter of the late Donald and Doreatha (Grigery) Dean. She was united in marriage to James T. Miller Sept. 2, 1955 and he survives. Freida was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Des Arc, serving as financial secretary. She worked as a secretary for ASARCO in Glover for many years. She is survived by two sisters, Lola Luten, Delores Wright; two brothers, Carl and Donald Dean, all of Des Arc. The funeral was held Feb. 3 at Bryson Funeral Home, Pilot Knob, with Rev. Donald Dement officiating. Pallbearers were Don Wright, Doug Bond, Leonard Dean, Shane Tarkington, Gerald Miller and Mark Hester. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery, Des Arc.

Alva E. Collins
Alva Eugene Collins, 37, of Piedmont, died Jan. 12, 2001 in Clarksville, Tenn. He was born May 3, 1963 in St. Louis, Mo., son of the late Alva and Inez (Mansfield) Collins. He was a construction worker by trade. Surviving are five brothers, Gary South, St. Louis, Daniel South, Hemet, Calif., Loran Collins, Union, Mo., Randy Cave, Charleston, Jamie Cave, Piedmont; 10 sisters, Martha Wilson, St. Louis, Theresa Pfeil, Hemet, Calif., Diane Agerton, Clarksville, Tenn., Carolyn Sturgeon, Riverside, Calif., Kay Siar, Granite City, Ill., Trudy Griffen, Bluntsville, Ala., Tina Turner, Charlotte Froman, Sandra Hill, all of Piedmont, Brenda Merryman, Charleston; stepmother, Nadine Mansfield Brasher, Piedmont. The funeral was held Jan. 17 at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie with Bro. Thomas Snavely officiating. Burial was in Dogwood Cemetery near East Prairie.

Mary L. Mabrey
Mary Leach Mabrey, 77, of Bonne Terre, died June 9, 2001 at St. Joe Manor in Bonne Terre. She was born May 1, 1924 at Kime. Mrs. Mabrey was a homemaker and longtime resident of Butler County. She also lived near Patterson in Wayne County for several years. She was united in marriage to Carl Mabrey Sept. 9, 1944 and he preceded her in death March 2, 1993. She was a member of the South Poplar Bluff General Baptist Church. She is survived by three sons, Bill Mabrey, St. Louis, Terry Mabrey, Pueblo West, Colo., Tim Mabrey, Colorado Springs, Colo.; three daughters, Doris Smither, Bonne Terre, Deborah Drake, Paragould, Ark., Dolores Gentry, Rockford, Ill.; six sisters, Doris Radesky, Waterviliet, Mich., Loraine Cotton, Las Cruses, N.M., Betty Stelter, South Bend, Ind., Essie Branch, Waterford, Mich., Verlene Hill, Wolcotoitte, Ind., Elaine Butler, Swansea, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. The funeral was held June 12 at Fitch-Hillis Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff with Rev. Jeff Brawley officiating. Burial was in the city cemetery in Poplar Bluff.

Anna V. Fuytinck
Anna V. Fuytinck, 90, died May 24, 2001 at Three Rivers Healthcare North in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She was born March 25, 1911 at Rossville, Kan., daughter of the late Adam and Minnie (Ropp) Haywood. She was united in marriage to Aloysious Frances Fuytinck June 6, 1929 and he preceded her in death Nov. 26, 1974. Anna was a homemaker and a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Piedmont. She is survived by her children, Marie (Joe) Fleschute, Theresa Ann Fuytinck, all of Piedmont, Jeanette (Vic) Stephens, Coldwater; grandchildren, Thomas (Nancy) Reich, Lorraine (Nicky) Jones, Robert (Becky) Reich; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, Ernest Haywood and her sister, Ella Mae Gilmore. The funeral was held May 29 at Hoffmeister Mortuary in Lemay. Burial was in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Lemay. Arrangements were under the direction of Hoffmeister Mortuary and Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont.

Everett W. Crockett
Everett Warren Crockett, 87, died June 9, 2001 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. He was born Aug. 22, 1913, son of the late William and Liza (Rideout) Crockett. He was united in marriage to Virginia Van Sickle June 9, 1947 and she preceded him in death Oct. 15, 1987. He married Belle Hicks Nov. 17, 1988 and she survives, residing in Piedmont. Mr. Crockett worked for McKesson and Robbins as a maintenance man and was a member of the Faith Family Worship Center in Piedmont. Mr. Crockett is survived by two sons, Chester Crockett, Piedmont, Cecil Crockett, Chelsea, Maine; one daughter, Carol Lewis, DeSoto; one sister, Dorothy Hall, Doniphan; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Susan Crockett; one sister, Esther Frederick; one brother, Leonard Crockett; one grandson, Sam Crockett. The funeral was held June 12 at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont with Rev. Wayne Street officiating and Lynn Street providing the music. Pallbearers were Jeremy Lewis, Davey Lewis, Cecil Crockett and Dave Lewis. Burial was in St. Matthews Cemetery, St. Louis.

Warren A. Johnson
Warren Andrew Johnson, 79, died June 7, 2001 at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He was born Feb. 13, 1922 at Waynesville, son of the late James and Prudence (Shockley) Johnson. He was united in marriage to Ella Melissa Malone April 18, 1942 and she survives, residing in Patterson. Warren was a World War II veteran and a manager at Clearwater Manufacturing Company. After his retirement, he was a cattle farmer. He was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by a daughter, Dena Tooke, Piedmont; two grandsons, Ryan and Aaron Tooke. The graveside service was held June 9 at Masonic Cemetery with Bro. Dan Ross presiding. Pallbearers were Ryan Tooke, Aaron Tooke, Glen Tooke, David Rose, Scott Rayfield and J. J. Miller. Arrangements were under the direction of Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont.

Lisa M. Wren
Lisa Marie Wren, 29, died June 6, 2001 at Greenville Healthcare in Greenville, Mo. She was born Aug. 7, 1971 in St. Louis, Mo., daughter of Linda Schumer of Perryville and Richard Stafford of Wichita, Kan. and they survive. She married Howard Wren, Jr. July 15, 1988 and he survives, residing in Hiram. Lisa worked as a CNA for Greenville Nursing Center and attended the New Hope General Baptist Church in Silva. In addition to her husband and parents, Lisa is survived by two children, Nicholas and Amber Wren, both of the home; two brothers, Richard Stafford, Wichita, Kan., Duke Stafford, St. Louis; three sisters, Teresa Helberg, Medford, Wisc., Tonya Bruce, Billie Jo Bruce, both of Perryville; her grandmother, Lillie Miller, Pocahontas, Ill The funeral was held June 9 at Ruegg Funeral Home, Greenville, with Bro. Dan Ross officiating Pallbearers were Buck Wren, Shannon Wren, Charles Hector, Richard Wayne Stafford, Dennis Schumer and Lawrence Schumer. Burial was at Camp 8 Cemetery in Greenville.

Elma N. Gottstein
Elma Norine Gottstein, 75, formerly of Poplar Bluff, died July 15, 2001 at the Trinidad State Nursing Home in Trinidad, Colo. She was born June 6, 1926 in Model, Colo. She loved children, enjoyed reading, sewing, crocheting and cooking. She was a member of the Westwood Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff. She is survived by one son, Boyd Gottstein; one sister, Sylvia Montoya; two grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild, all of Trinidad. The funeral was held July 20 at Westwood Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Proctor officiating. Burial was in Crossroads Cemetery in Wayne County. Arrangements were under the direction of Cotrell Funeral Service.

Hollis R. 'Jake' Wallace
Hollis Richard "Jake" Wallace, 93, died July 22, 2001 at Three Rivers Healthcare North in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born Sept. 12, 1907 in Mill Spring, Mo., son of the late Robert Edwin and Gertrude (Roark) Abbot Wallace. He was united in marriage to Carrie Ruby Smith Feb. 20, 1927 and she survives, residing in Piedmont. Mr. Wallace was a retired carpenter from the St. Louis area. He was a charter member of the Ijames Hill General Baptist Church, where he served as deacon for over 60 years. He is survived by three sons, Eddie Lee Wallace, Lemay, Wilburn Eugene Wallace, Paul Darrel Wallace, both of Piedmont; two sisters, Pauline Hillis, Piedmont, Mazie Kundert, Arnold; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were one son, Hollis Winfred Wallace; two daughters-in-law, Virginia "Jenny" and Charlotte Wallace; two brothers, Charles "Bus" Wallace, Woodrow Wallace; three half-brothers, Perry and James Wallace, Roy Abbot; two sisters, Valda Hooper, Ruby Risinger; eight half-sisters, Hattie, Artie, Mattie, Ollie, Ora, Florence, Bertha and Lovie. The funeral was held July 24 at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, with Rev. Carl Boyer officiating and music provided by J. L. Moss, Fred Handy, Darrel and Sherry Silvy, and Frances Thurman, pianist. Pallbearers were Kevin, Rusty, David, Roy and Terry Wallace and Carl Katinsky. Burial was in Carson Hill Cemetery, Mill Spring.

Darwin D. Ford
Darwin Dale Ford, 62, died July 22, 2001 at his residence in Annapolis. He was born June 29, 1939 in Annapolis, son of the late John L. and Mamie (Mann) Ford Sr. He served in the United States Army during the Berlin crisis. Mr. Ford is survived by five sisters, Carmen Rudanovich, Arnold, Eunisa E. Bond, Centralia, Ill., Carnelia Lueddecke, Piedmont, Judy Ford, Lana Gaston, both of Connecticut; two brothers, John Ford Jr., Annapolis, Wayne Ford, Weldon Springs. The funeral was held July 24 at Bryson Funeral Home with Rev. Clarence Casteel officiating. Burial was in Annapolis Cemetery.

Blanche 'Bee' Olivia
Blanche, "Bee" Olivia Allen, 85, died July 13, 2001 in Long Beach, Calif. She was born Jan. 2, 1916 in Taskee Station, Mo., daughter of the late Robert and Ora (Whitt) Shipton. She married Floyd Allen and he preceded her in death. She is survived by one son, Floyd (Maureen) Allen, Norwalk, Calif.; sister, Berniece Faries, Alton, Ill.; grandson, F. Ray Allen; special friend, Al Kirby. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Cypress, Calif.

Myrtle M. Eads
Myrtle Marie Eads. 79, died July 20, 2001 in Cape Girardeau, Mo. She was born July 18, 1922 in Patterson, Mo., daughter of the late William and Dillie (Allen) Payton. She was united in marriage to Billie Eads July 19, 1939 in Piedmont and he survives, residing in Piedmont. She was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church. Those surviving are four children, Ronald Eads, Piedmont, Betty Schrader, Imperial, Steven Eads, Piedmont, Janice Hanson, Pine River, Minn.; six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one young son; four brothers, Roy, Carroll, Vernon and Bill Payton; one sister, Virgie Henderson. The funeral was held July 22 at Morrison-Worley Funeral Chapel, Piedmont, with Bill Barker officiating. Pallbearers were Larry Payton, Royce Payton, Jonathon Eads, Bill Eads, Lavern Henderson and Dale Henderson. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery.

Roberta Lynn Mell King
Roberta Lynn Mell King, 48, died July 18, 2001 at her home in Maplewood, Mo. She was born Nov. 27, 1952 in Poplar Bluff, Mo., daughter of Marie Mell Hinkle of Piedmont and the late Norman Mell. She married John King April 24, 1982 and he survives, residing in St. Louis. Roberta was a 1970 graduate of Clearwater High School. In addition to her mother and husband, she is survived by three children, Angela King, Columbia, Amanda King, Fenton, Kevin King, Crestwood; stepfather, Dale Hinkle, Piedmont; one sister, Melba Kinnamore, Piedmont; five grandchildren, Andrea Boykin, Aireonna and Sierra Key, Daniel and Destiny King. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Norman and Howard Mell. The funeral was held July 21 at Morrison-Worley Funeral Chapel, Piedmont, with Rev. Clarence J. Casteel and Rev. Gary Rhodes officiating and music provided by Gary and Joy Rhodes. Pallbearers were Bob Burns, Mark Lightle, Terry Ford, Ray Heinsohn, Jeffrey Kinnamore and John Kinnamore. Burial was in the Clay Cemetery.

Retha Rene Callahan
Retha Rene Callahan, 45, died July 20, 2001 in Piedmont, Mo. as a result of an automobile accident. She was born July 29, 1955 in Campbell, Mo., daughter of Fred and Melba (Green) Boeckman, who survive, residing in Campbell. In addition to her parents, she is survived by four daughters, Rainna (Brad) Barnett, Bernie, Vhonda Lee (Mitchell) Mann, Ellington, Crystal Lewis, Ellington, Andrea (Scot) Massie, Okinawa, Japan; one son, Donald J. Callahan, Ellington; two sisters, Jean Bawmer, St. Charles, Kay Kerperien, St. Louis; one brother, Fred Boeckman, Arnold; 13 grandchildren. The funeral was held July 26 at Landess Funeral Home, Campbell. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Elmer L. Brown
Elmer L. Brown, 70, died July 18, 2001. He was born Sept. 28, 1930 in St. Louis, Mo., son of the late Edna Anna and Grover Cleveland Brown. He married Dorthy Jarrett of Mill Spring Feb. 14, 1952 and she survives, residing in St. Ann, Mo. Mr. Brown worked for Ozark Airlines and TWA for 40 years. He is survived by one son, Elmer Eugene Brown; one daughter, Deborah Sue (Steven) Steward; four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Robert Lee Brown. The funeral was held July 23 at Alexander Funeral Home, St. Louis. Burial was at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery.


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