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Mary Ann Chapman,
55, of DeSoto passed away on December 1, 2009 at Jefferson Regional
Medical Center in Crystal City. Mrs. Chapman was a secretary-sergeant
of communications for the DeSoto Police Department. She was a member of
DeSoto Church of Christ, a volunteer with DeSoto Stocking Stuffers for
over 31 years and a wedding cake decorator. Born January 25, 1954 in
Farmington, she was the daughter of the late Ronald P and Eugenia Rose
(Dehart) Wilfong. She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Russell L.
Chapman, Sr. of DeSoto; three children: Russell L. Chapman Jr. of Park
Hills, Nathan M. (Lisa) Chapman of DeSoto and Mary C. (Kevin) Mabery of
DeSoto; three siblings: Charles (Sue) Hornbeck of DeSoto, Charlene
Tettaton of DeSoto and Barbara (Robert) Cheshire of Texas; and three
grandchildren: Taylor, Matthew and Maddox. Funeral services were held
December 4 at Mahn Funeral Home, officiated by the Rev. Dennis Heck.
Burial was in the Peaceful Ridge Cemetery in DeSoto. Memorials may be
made to the DeSoto Stocking Stuffers organization. Arrangements were
under the direction of Mahn Funeral Home in DeSoto.
Edward Smith, infant son of James B. (Danielle Byrd) Smith of
Bismarck, was born and passed on December 3, 2009 at Parkland Health
Center in Farmington. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one
brother, James J. Smith of Bismarck; five grandparents: Larry (Pam)
Coleman, of Bismarck, Chris (Sandy) Byrd of Festus and Kim Price of
DeSoto; and three great-grandparents: Tony (Beverly) Schiebel of
Hillsboro and Edith Byrd of Festus. Graveside services was held on
December 8, 2009 at 10:00a.m. at Peaceful Ridge Cemetery, officiated by
the Rev. Arnold Mangus. Arrangements were under the direction of Mahn
Funeral Home in DeSoto.
Harry Lowell Ragsdale, 76, of Greenville, Missouri passed away at his home on December 4, 2009. He was the son of the late Lowell (Virgie (Montgomery) Ragsdale; born August 27, 1933 in Irondale, Missouri. He was a member of the Wayne County Eagles #4187. He loved fishing and reading. Harry served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He is survived by Patricia (Downs) Ragsdale of Wentzville. He was the dear father of Dana (Russell) Demien, Wentzville and Annette (Tim) Dubberke, Cadet; dear brother of Mary LOu BUrgis of Texas, Anita Kieth of Lebanon, MO and Dorothy Barbee of Poplar BLuff; dear grandfather of eight grandchildren: Josh, Kelly, Iuli, Robby, Aisha, Natashia, Kenny and Jesse; dear great-grandfather of nine great-grandchildren: Josh Jr., Michael, Katie, Trenton, Jadia, Wyatt, Lily Sage, Brody and Hope. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Robert Ragsdale. Memorial gathering will be held at Mahn Funeral Home, DeSoto on Monday, December 14, 2009 from 10:00a.m. until 11:30a.m. with a memorial service at 11:30a.m. followed with burial at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery at 1:00p.m.
Bobby L. Skaggs,
76, formerly of Festus, MO entered into rest Dec 9, 2009 in St Louis,
MO. He was a retired Lieutenant for Jefferson County Police Dept and a
driver for Uregas. He was a US Marine who had served in the Korean War.
Born Jan 26, 1933,in Potosi, MO, to the late William & Rose (Lamar)
Skaggs. He is survived by sons: Gordon (Barb) Douglas of St Louis,
Michael Murphy of Hillsboro and Bobby (Melinda) Skaggs of High Ridge,
MO; daughters: Lynn (Bill) Lowry of St Louis,MO, Gloria Douglas-Boley of
St Louis and Deb (Tod) Bennett of Carpintria,CA; 12 grandchildren; and 2
Memorial gathering was Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at Mahn Twin
City Chapel. Burial of remains in Hillsboro City Cemetery.
DeBeaux, 62, of Festus entered into rest Dec 10,2009 at Jefferson
Regional Medical Ctr. Born April 19, 1947, in St Louis, MO, to the late
Rudolph & Frances (Armistead) Simanek. She is survived by her husband,
Donald L. DeBeaux; son, Scott (Tammy) DeBeaux of Arnold, MO; daughters:
Tina (Rob) Robbins of Festus, MO and Anita (James) Bradford of Colorado;
sister, Helen Luppens of VA ; and 7 grandchildren.
Funeral service was
Tues, Dec 15, 2009 at Mahn Twin City Chapel. Burial was in J B National
Norma F. (Black) Kirchner, 90, (formerly of Festus & De Soto) entered into rest Dec 11, 2009 at St Joe Manor in Bonne Terre. She was a retired packer at Monsanto. She was born Aug 28, 1919 in East St Louis, IL. Preceded in death by husband, Arthur E. Kirchner and daughters; Joyce (Kenneth) Haus of Festus, MO and Carolyn (Fred) Hemme of Bonne Terre, MO; 6 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren. Funeral service was Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at Mahn Twin City Chapel, Festus. Burial was in Mt Hope Mausoleum. St Louis, MO.
Amy Ruble-Harris, 33, of St Louis (formerly of Festus) entered into rest Dec 18, 2009 in St Louis, MO. She had been a banking manager. Born Dec 12, 1976, in Festus, MO, to Rev Pete & Kathy (Schmidt) Ruble. Survived by children: Samuel Harris, Olivia Harris and Emma Worley; siblings: Scott (Jennifer) Ruble, Kim (John) Piet and Beth Ruble. Service was Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at Mahn Twin City Chapel, Festus. Burial was in Ruble Cemetery, Piedmont, MO
Raymond Earl Lucas, 83, of Crystal City, MO entered into rest Sat, Dec 19, 2009 at his residence. He had been employed as a forklift operator at Pittsburgh Plate Glass and he was a WW II Navy veteran. Born June 4, 1926, in Granite City, IL, to the late Benjamin and Gertrude (Missey) Lucas. Survived by children: Lloyd (Mary Alice) Lucas, Rae Lynn (Micheal) Hearst, Gloria (Cortland) Lowe and the late Gregory A. Lucas; 9 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren. Service was Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at Mahn Twin City Chapel, Festus, MO and burial was in Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Elsie Amelia (Green) Woodson, 95, entered into rest Tuesday,December 22. 2009 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Crytal City, MO. She had worked as a homemaker, Small Arms and Pittsburgh Plate Glass. Born March 25, 1914, in Rich Hill, Missouri, to the late John Henry and Mary E. (Nelson) Green. She was preceded in death by husband, Alfred Woodson who entered into rest January 20, 1982. Survived by daughters; Peggy (Harold) Kolb of Indian Trail, N.C., Mary (Darrell) Bone of South Haven, MS, Bessie (Jim Grace, fiance) Ott of Festus, MO; 7 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and 4 great great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents she is preceded in death by son, Alfred E. Woodson; daughter, Billie Earney, son-in-law, John Earney; brothers: Charles Green and Edward Green; and 2 sisters. Donations may be made to Alzheimers Association, St Louis Chapter, 9374 Olive Blvd, St Louis, MO 63132-3214. Funeral service was Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 10:00am and Bro.Ron Casey officiated the service. Services ere under the direction of Mahn Funeral Home, DeSoto, MO.
Robert Louis Burton,
77, of DeSoto, passed away on December 21, 2009 at Jefferson Regional
Medical Center, Crystal City. Robert was born in St. Louis City on
February 10, 1932; he was the son of the late Sildon and Unice (Arehart)
Burton. He is survived by a dear friend, Frances Burgess. Mr. Burton
was the dear father of Kenny (Lori) Burton, Tim (Becky) Burton, and
Lynda (Don) Shearer all of Rockford, IL; dear grandfather of six
grandchildren and dear great-grandfather of six great-grandchildren. He
was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers: Harold Burton and
Don Burton. Robert was a machine lineman for the American National Can
Company. He was member of the North American Fishing Club. Rev. Gene
Moses officiated the funeral ceremony on Wed., Dec. 23, 2009 at
11:00am under the direction of Mahn Funeral Home DeSoto Chapel.
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Dr. Erick Houttiun, 73, of Festus entered into rest on December 23, 2009 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was the Assistant Director of Urology at St Louis University from 1977 to 1990 then continued his private practice as a urological surgeon. He was a member of the American Urological Association, the Missouri Medical Society and previously played for the Holland Olympic basketball team. Born March 11, 1936, in Indonesia to the late Wiebe and Johanna (Westerveke) Houttuin. He is survived by his wife: Leslie Ann (Eastcott) Houttuin; sons: Robert (Stephanie) Houttuin of Canada, Roland (Samantha) Houttuin of Union, MO, Derrick (Sarah) Taylor of Festus, MO; daughters: Monica (Phil)Houttuin Klemme of Union, MO, Erika (Greg) Houttuin Streeter of Wildwood, MO, Melissa (Derek) Houttuin-Sullivan of Hallsville, MO and Melinda Lee Houttuin of Hallsville, MO; brother: Bernard (Anneke) Houttuin of Holland; grandchildren: Marielle, Robert Jr., Hailey, Willem, Olivia, Andrew, Emma, Addison and Annika. Dr. Houttuin was a friend and mentor to many people. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son: Christian Houttuin and a brother: Jan (the late Betty Jo) Houttuin. Donations may be made to Boys Town of Missouri, P.O. Box 189, St James, MO 65559 or Doctors Without Borders, 333 7th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001-5004. The service was held on Saturday, January 2, 2010 at 4:00 pm with services under the direction of Mahn Funeral Home Twin City Chapel.
79, entered into rest Thursday, December 24, 2009 in Festus, Missouri.
He was retired from Pittsburgh Plate Glass and was a member of Amvets
Post #42, Plattin Boat Club and Teamsters. Born January 17, 1930, in
DeSoto, MO, to the late Thomas Sanders and the late Tillie (Ladd)
Sanders-Bernell. Survived by sons: Charles "Chuck" (Jill) Sanders of
Herculaneum, MO and Mark Sanders of Festus, MO; longtime loving
companion and sweetheart, Judy Whittemore of Festus, MO; sister, Jenny
Lee (Jim) Dix of Herculaneum, MO; grandchildren: Mike Sanders, Katie
Sanders, Mark Sanders and Heather Sanders; great granddaughter, Daelyn
Johnson; nephews: Scott (Denise) Dix, Jim (Sara) Dix and Richard (Sue)
Dix; and extended family: Marcia, Kevin, Amber and Zoey Hahn. In
addition to his parents he was preceded in death by wife, Alma (Hale)
Sanders, son, Anthony "Tony" Sanders, brother, William Sanders (deceased
WW II veteran) & stepfather, Kermit Bernell. Rev James Owens officiated
the service under the direction of Mahn Funeral Home Twin City Chapel.
Donations may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association, 7909 Big Bend
Blvd, Webster Groves, MO 63119. Memorial Service was Sunday, January 3,
2010 at 2:00pm.
Eldred Almond Souder, 93, of Festus, Missouri entered into rest Saturday, December 26, 2009 at his Festus residence. He had worked as a self-employed carpenter/famer/timberman. He was a WW II US Navy veteran and had served on USS Enterprise in Guadalcanal Solomon Islands. Born May 23, 1916, in Wortham, MO, to the late Charles and Naomi (Bradley) Souder. He is survived by his wife, Nellie G. (Bailey) Harman-Souder and stepdaughter, Ethel Akins of Bloomsdale, MO In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by siblings: Huber Souder, Alson Souder, Carl Souder and Muriel Lincoln.
George Arthur Sanderson, Sr. 59, of Festus, Missouri, entered into rest Thursday, December 24, 2009. He was a truck driver for Graebel Trucking and was a US Army Vietnam veteran. He enjoyed sports and attending festivals. Born April 29, 1950, in St Louis, MO, to Everett W. Sanderson, Jr of Jackson, MO and Jane F. (Buzzana) Sanderson of Pevely, MO. n addition to his parents he is survived by son, George A. Sanderson, Jr of St Louis, MO; daughter, Dahvia Sanderson of Festus, MO; former wife and loving friend, Linda (Shelley) Sidman of Festus, MO; brothers: Everett (Josephine) Sanderson of Festus, MO, Jim Sanderson of ME, Tommy Sanderson of Pevely, MO and Victor Sanderson of Hillsboro, MO; sisters: Linda (Dan) Paule of FL, Brenda (Rich) Bryant of Kansas City, MO; grandchildren: Nehemiah, Ariana and Levi; many nieces, nephews and friends. Rev. Greg McCord officiated the service on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 11:00am. Donations may be made to Pony Bird/JRMC Hospice/American Cancer Society. Funeral Services were under the direction of Mahn Funeral Home Twin City Chapel.
Carl Edwin Olson, 90, died Dec. 27, 2009, at Greene Memorial Hospital in Xenia, OH. He was born May 1, 1919, in De Soto, MO the oldest of 3 children born to the late Maude A. (McKee) and George Olson. He graduated from De Soto High School where he participated in debate and Speech Club. After working a year to save for college expenses, Carl went to Anderson College (now Anderson University). There he met his future wife, June Cima. His college education was interrupted by the draft and he served as a conscientious objector, first for 5 months in soil conservation in Merom, Indiana and later for 4 years at Alexian Brothers Hospital in Chicago. Carl and June (Cima) were married December 17, 1944, celebrating 63 years of marriage just prior to her death in 2008. To their union was born five daughters -- Carol Lynne (Jim) Usher of Xenia, OH; Nancy (John) Howard of Camrose, AB, Canada; Sharon (Sam) Collins of Anderson, IN; Jeanne (Steve) Quam of Anderson, SC; and Mona (Rod) Carroll of Kokomo, IN. In 1946 Carl returned to De Soto where he worked with his family in the operation of a baby chick hatchery and poultry farm until his retirement. He belonged to the Missouri Poultry Improvement Association, serving one term on the board. Active in the community, Carl served as treasurer of the De Soto Civic Improvement League which successfully promoted the change to the City Manager form of government. He served on the De Soto Community School Board for 6 years, including a term as Treasurer and a term as President. Carl, a committed follower of Jesus Christ, attended the Church of God wherever he lived. In De Soto he served in many congregational leadership roles. He was honored in 2001 for 50+ years of service to the Christian Education Department. Carl was also active in state leadership for the church, including the development and operation of Camp Sharon on the Lake of the Ozarks and Men of the Church of God. He was a member of Gideons International since 1986. Due to health problems, Carl and his wife moved to Xenia, Ohio in 2003 to live with his daughter Carol Lynne and Jim Usher. Carl is survived by his five daughters and their spouses, 11 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren. Also surviving are his siblings: Blaine (Betty) Olson of De Soto, MO; Geri (Robert) Dial of Plymouth, MI; in-laws: Mary (Walter) Miller of Anderson, IN; Norman (Phyllis) Cima of Menlo Park, CA; and Dru Bose of Indianapolis, IN; 6 nephews, 4 nieces, and a host of friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at A House of Prayer (AHOP), 356 Home Avenue, Xenia, OH, on Friday, January 1, 2009 with visitation beginning at 11:00 AM and service at 1:00 PM, arranged by Herr-Riggs Funeral Home of Middletown, OH, and also in De Soto, MO at the Dietrich Funeral Home on Sunday, January 3, 2009 with visitation beginning at 1:30 PM. and service at 2:30 PM, with private interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in De Soto. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Peace and Conflict Transformation Endowment (Anderson University, 1100 E. 5th Street, Anderson, IN 46012), the First Church of God (300 West Mineral Street, De Soto, MO 63020), Gideons International, or the charity of your choice.
Florence (Hilmes) Reiter,
84, of Festus, MO entered into rest Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at Barnes Hospital
in St Louis, MO. She was a homemaker, member of Sacred Heart Cathoic
Church and Daughters Of Isabella. Born Nov 3, 1925, in Breese, IL, to
the late William & Catherine (Deiters) Hilmes. She is survived by her
husband, Harry Reiter. Survived by sons: Richard J. (Margaret) Reiter of
Hollister, MO, Daniel H. (Robin) Reiter of Springfield, MO, Wayne A.
(Janet) Reiter of Festus, MO & Kenneth W (Connie) Reiter of Imperial,
MO; daughter, Judith A. Burch; sisters: Katie Ritzheimer of Breese, IL,
Marge Ashman of Caseyville, IL & Rose Conver of Breese, IL; 13
granchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents
she is preceded in death by 3 sisters. The funeral
Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 10:00am under the
direction of Mahn funeral Home Twin City Chapel at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, Crystal City, MO and burial was at
Jesse V. Johnson,
51, entered into rest Tues, Dec 29, 2009 at his Festus residence. In
previous years he was manager for Ronnie's Drive-In. He enjoyed reading
and writing poems. Born April 28, 1958, in St Louis, MO, to the late
James V. Johnson and Jacqueline (Bates) Johnson of Festus, MO. He is
survived by his brother, Dale Johnson of Camdenton, MO. There was a
Private Service at Peaceful Ridge Cemetery, DeSoto, under the direction
of Mahn Funeral Home DeSoto Chapel.
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Betty Jane Hill,
84, entered into rest Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at her Festus residence. She was
a homemaker and retired cook for Dunklin School District. Born July 26,
1925, in Bogard, MO, to the late Everett Cook and Lola (nee Bowen). She
is preceded in death by her husband, Virgil D. HIll. Survived by sons:
Kenneth (Janet) Hill of Festus, MO, William Hill of Festus, MO & David
(Theresa) Hill of Dittmer MO; daughters: Carol (Donnie) Roth of
Bloomsdale, MO and Mary Davis of Festus, MO; brothers: Charles (Nellie)
Cook of Ballwin, MO, Ernest (Janet) Cook of St Louis, MO, Gerald (Sandy)
Cook of Steelville, MO and Arthur (Rusty) Cook of Steelville, MO;
sister, Eunice Hill of Rolla, MO; 17 grandchildren; and 25 great
grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents she is preceded
in death by sons: Donald Hill and James Hill; son-in-law, Carl Davis and
brother-in-law, Dellis Hill. The things she enjoyed most in life was
attending Lighthouse Baptist Church and crocheting. Pastor Pete Ruble
officiated the service on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 11:00 AM. Funeral
Services were under the direction of Mahn Funeral Home Twin City Chapel.
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Eileen A. Sontag, 77, of DeSoto, passed away at her residence on December 30, 2009. Born on October 2, 1932 in St. Louis; she was the beloved daughter of the late John and Mildred (Smith) Dennis. Her loving husband, Ronald A. Sontag preceded her in death. She is survived by her sister, Penny (Herbert) Sullivan of DeSoto. Eileen was a homemaker and a charitable donor to the Humane Society. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Humane Society. Interment will be in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery with her husband. Arrangements are under the direction of Mahn Funeral Home, DeSoto.
Earl Hodges, 59, of DeSoto, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 30, 2009. Earl was a member of Pilgrim's Rest Baptist Church. He was also a member of the DeSoto Elks Lodge #689, where he served as Secretary, past Exalted Ruler, and served as the past Elks State Administrative Assistant in 2008. Earl was also a member of the Masonic Pendleton Lodge #551 of Doe Run, where he served as Junior Deacon. Mr. Hodges was a veteran of US Army having served during the Vietnam Era. Earl was a clerk at the Recorder of Deeds Office for Jefferson County. He was born May 16, 1950 in Doe Run; the son of Margerite (Brannam) Hodges of Desloge, MO and the late Hansford Hodges. Mr. Hodges was the beloved husband of Diana (Kuelker) Hodges; dear father of Tanya (Steven) Bergner of Hillsboro, Tommy Ray (Susan) Hodges of North Carolina, Cathy (Daniel) Moody of North Carolina; dear grandfather of Joshua, Miranda, Ayden Bergner and Matthew, Joshua, Logan, Devin, Bradley and Justin of North Carolina; dear brother of William Edward Hodges, John Steven (Barbara) Hodges, Ronald Eugene Hodges, Jeffrey Owen (Diane) Hodges, Aaron Lee Hodges all of Missouri, a sister, Gladys June Ramirez of California; and one sister-in-law, Charlotte Hodges of Missouri. He was a beloved uncle, great uncle, cousin, nephew and friend. Besides his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Hodges and a brother-in-law, Paul Ramirez. Brother Stan Gibson officiated the funeral ceremony on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 11 AM under the direction of Mahn Funeral Home. Donations may be made to Elks National Foundation, 2750 N. Lakeview Ave., Chicago, Il 60614-2256 emaill: email@example.com.