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Jan Rae Bollenberg, age 52 of Festus, Missouri passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at Barnes Jewish Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri. She was born April 7, 1958 in Crystal City, Missouri the daughter of Charles Michael “Mike” (Pat) Hewitt of Rolla, Missouri and May (nee Davis) Bowman of Festus.  In addition to her parents she is survived by a daughter, Crystal (Jonathan) Partney of Festus, her fiancÚ Tim Swalbert of Festus, sister Kim (Pat) Kalter of Festus, step-brothers Scott (Wendy) Bowman of Houston, Texas and Kevin (Sherrie) Bowman of Washington, Missouri and two granddaughters, Bailee and Becca Partney. She was a member of Ketha Heights Baptist Church, a retired autoworker from Chrysler Corporation and a licensed esthetician at Great Day Massage. Visitation at Vinyard Funeral Home, Festus, Friday, December 3, 2010 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. then Saturday, December 4, 2010 at Ketha Heights Baptist Church, Festus from 10:00 A.M. with funeral at 11:00 A.M. officiated by Pastor Randy Casey.  Interment Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens, Crystal City.  Memorials preferred to Ketha Heights Baptist Church.

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Howard T. Curtis, 75, entered into rest Dec 1, 2010 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He had been a resident of St Joe Manor for 2 years. He was a retired inspector for McDonnell-Douglas Corp and a US Army veteran. Born March 31, 1935, in St Louis, to the late Daniel and Maude (Pohlig) Curtis. Survived by sons: Tim Curtis and Bill (Jean) Curtis; brother, Larry (Mary) Curtis; and 7 grandchildren. Private service was held with cremains being interred at Ruble Cemetery, Vulcan, MO. Arrangements by Mahn Twin City Chapel, Festus.

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Donald Albert Meyer, age 80 of Crystal City, Missouri passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at his residence.  He was born September 14, 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri the son of the late Josephine (nee Knab) and George A. Meyer.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Shirley Jean (nee Spies) Meyer, 10/17/1996, brothers George A. Meyer and Charles R. Meyer, sisters Marcheta Droste and June Divine. He is survived by daughters Christine M. ”Tina” (Rodney) Maris of Katy, Texas and Constance M. “Connie” (the late Joseph) Eubanks of Pevely, Missouri, sons Donald R. (Tracey) Meyer of St. Louis, Missouri, George A. Meyer of St. Louis, Anthony R. (Toni) Meyer of Festus and Shawn M. Meyer of Festus.  He is also survived by grandchildren Krissy (John) Garcia, Kelly (Joe) Gonzales, Ashley Brissette, Corey Meyer, Candice Eubanks, Coty Eubanks, Miranda Meyer, Lori Gamblin and Andrew Gamblin, great-grandchildren Hannah Garcia, Keaton and Gavin Gonzales and a brother Glenon J. Meyer. He was a retired Bindery Foreman for the Bindry Foundation, United States Army Veteran and National Guard member.  He was a member of American Legion Post #253. Visitation from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Monday, December 6, 2010 at Vinyard Funeral Home, Festus.  Funeral Services 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at Vinyard’s with Rev. Greg McCord, Chaplain of Jefferson Regional Medical Center Hospice officiating.  Interment National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri.

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Cleo G. Rheinecker, 88, of DeSoto, (formerly of Percy, Illinois) entered into rest at The Villas on December 1, 2010. Born November 5, 1922 in Sato, IL; she was the daughter of the late John A. and Anna (nee Stein) Rosenberger. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Rheinecker. Mrs. Rheinecker was the mother of Dr. Mary (Nick) Holyoke-Blackford of DeSoto; grandchildren Dr. Laura Holyoke and Paula Boynton; great-grandchildren, Romni Boynton and Caleb Heywood. Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by seven brothers, six sisters and a great grandson, Tanner Boynton. Mrs. Rheinecker was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. She was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Quilting and Luthern Church Quilting Clubs. Father Leo Hayes will be officiating the mass at St. Joseph's Church.

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Michael Sidney Reed, age 42 of Festus, Missouri passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at his residence.  He was born November 15, 1968 in Crystal City, Missouri the son of Jack Reed of Hillsboro, Missouri and Jean (nee Cooper) Reed of Festus. He is survived by sisters Tane Baker of Perryville, Missouri and Christina Milfelt of Festus, a brother Mark (Sandy) Reed of Arnold, Missouri, nephews Brent Ellis, Stuart (Amanda) Ellis, Christopher Reed, Shawn Loveless and Ryan Milfelt, nieces Ashley Milfelt and Ashlee Loveless.  In addition he is survived by great-nephews Brandon and Anthony Ellis and a great-niece Haylee Ellis. He was a deliveryman for Herrell Distributing.Visitation Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at 1:00 P.M. at Vinyard Funeral Home, Festus with Pastor Jack Miller of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Arnold, Missouri officiating.  Interment Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens, Crystal City, Missouri.  In Lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Helping Hands Monkey Helpers, 541 Cambridge Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02134.

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Raymond Vincent Boyer, age 92 of Festus, Missouri passed away Thursday, December 2, 2010 at Crystal Oaks Skilled Nursing Center in Crystal City, Missouri.  He was born October 25, 1918 in Old Mines, Missouri the son of the late Helena (nee Boyer) and Frank Boyer.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Marie (nee Mallow) Boyer, March 27, 2010, brothers Willie and Cecil Boyer and a sister Edith (the late Monroe) Rolph. He is survived by a daughter Darla Boyer of Festus, sisters Shirley (Harold) Dittmaier of O’Fallon, Missouri, Alberta (the late Harry) Meyers of Festus and a brother Tom (Barb) Boyer of Festus. He was a retired Glassworker from Pittsburg Plate Glass Company and a member of Church of the Assumption in Herculaneum, Missouri. Memorial Gathering at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, December 7, 2010 Church of the Assumption, Herculaneum followed by Memorial Mass at 11:00 A.M. officiated by Fr. Robert V. Fleiter and Fr. Joseph Wormek.  Inurnment National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri.  Memorials preferred to Alzheimer’s Association, American Heart Association, Jefferson College Starlight (Richard Bell Scholarship) Foundation or Masses.

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Harold “John” G. Johnson, age 76, of De Soto, MO, passed away December 2, 2010 at Hillcrest Care Center. In De Soto, MO. He was a Groundskeeper for Oak Hill Cemetery; farmer. Born May 30, 1934 in Jefferson County, MO, he was the son of the late Claude and Sarah (nee Gamble) Johnson. He is survived by his wife Barbara A. (nee Wickerham) Johnson, De Soto, MO; Two sons:  Dennis (Mary) Johnson, De Soto, MO & Steve Johnson, De Soto, MO; Brothers & Sisters: Kathleen Gerber, De Soto, MO, Anna Johnson, Dittmer, MO. Sue Johnson, Dittmer, MO (preceded in death by brothers, Edgar “Ed” Johnson, Delmar “Whip” Johnson, James Johnson, Ron “Red Eye” Johnson, and David Johnson); Sister-in-Laws:  Hilda Johnson, Dittmer, MO and Barbara Johnson, Hillsboro, MO; Grandchildren:  Ashley Johnson and Cody Bowman. Funeral Service Date and Time:  Saturday, December 4, 2010 @ 11:00 AM. Place of Service: Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Officiating:  Derry Bowling. Burial: Thebeau Cemetery, Fletcher, MO. Visitation:  Friday, December 3, 2010  4 PM – 8 PM. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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James C. Bain, 81, of Bonne Terre, MO, entered into rest on December 3, 2010 at Barnes Jewish Hospital. Born November 18, 1929 in Madison County, Illinois; he was the son of the late John T. and Agna L. (nee Mason) Bain. Mr. Bain was a stationary engineer for Kirkwood Community College. He was a US Navy veteran of World War II. He was the father of Mark Bain of Alabama, David Bain of Nevada, James R. (Marca) Bain of St. Louis, MO and Joseph Bain of O'Fallon, MO; and numerous grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Scott Bain and Steve Bain; two brothers, Harlan Bain and Lawrence Bain; and two sisters, Carolyn Porter and Charlotte Henderson. Final arrangements are pending.

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Clara Frances Lanteigne, age 90, of Indianapolis, IN, passed away December 3, 2010 at Community North Hospital, Indianapolis, IN. She was a School Teacher; Homemaker; and also worked as a clerk for Jefferson County Sheriffs Dept. Born July 1, 1920 in De Soto, MO, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Bryant and Rhoda Frances (nee Larkin) Akins. She is survived by her Children: Ruth Lanteigne, Iron Mountain, MI, Herbert Lanteigne, Indianapolis, IN, Helen Lanteigne, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, William Lanteigne, Indianapolis, IN, Donald (Brenda) Lanteigne, Indianapolis, IN, Betty Lanteigne, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, John (Jennifer) Lanteigne, Navasota, TX, Kenneth (Lesli) Lanteigne, Columbus, IN; Brothers & Sisters: (preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy Brandon; three brothers, Oscar Larkin Akins, Herbert Akins, and Oran Akins); Grandchildren: 17; Great-Grandchildren: 21; Great-Great Grandchildren: 1. Funeral Service Date and Time:  Thursday, December 9, 2010 @ 1:00 PM. Place of Service: Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Officiating:  Rev. Dr. Jeremy Muniz. Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, De Soto, MO. Visitation: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 5-8 PM. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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Robert Manuel Sims, age 83 of Herculaneum, Missouri passed away Saturday, December 4, 2010 at his residence.  He was born February 6, 1927 in Pevely, Missouri the son of the late Carrie Jane (nee Thompson) and Columbus S. Sims.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a daughter Cathleen Ann Sims, brothers Elzey “Burr” Sims, Chesley Sims, Alvin Sims, Elmer Sims, George Sims and Harry Sims, sisters Lottie O’Neil, Irene Anthony and Florence L. Johnston. He is survived by his wife Audrey (nee Green) Sims, daughter Donna Richard of Herculaneum, son Tom (Kelly) Sims of Festus, Missouri and grandchildren Adam Sims, John Sims, Donna Sims, Christopher (Lisa) Richard, Steve Richard and Thomas Richard. He was a World War II Army Veteran, retired General Foreman for St. Joe Lead Company and 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge. Visitation Monday, December 6, 2010 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Vinyard Hillcrest Funeral Home, Pevely, Missouri with funeral services Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home officiated  by Fr. Robert Fleiter, Pastor, Assumption Church, Herculaneum, Missouri.  Interment Assumption Cemetery, Herculaneum, Missouri.  Memorials preferred to Shriners Childrens’ Hospital.

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Jesse N. “Pete”Conell, age 64, of De Soto, Missouri, passed away on December 5, 2010, in De Soto, Missouri. He was born July 10, 1946, St. Louis, Missouri. Jesse and his wife Deana were married November 14, 1964, in St. Louis, Missouri. He is survived by, Wife-Deana Conell, (nee Highland) of De Soto, Missouri; Son Michael Conell, of De Soto, Missouri; Grandson-Craig Conell; of De Soto, Missouri; Friend-Mac Farmer, of Potosi, Missouri. Also survived by, 6 Grandchildren. Preceded in death by, Son-Darrell Conell; Father-Earl Conell; Mother-Ester Conell (nee Raymo). Visitation-Tuesday, December 7, 2010, from 5 to 8PM at Robert D. Brown Funeral Home Inc, Hillsboro, Missouri. Funeral-Wednesday, December 8, 2010, at 11AM in the Robert D. Brown Funeral Home Chapel. Internment-Hillsboro, Cemetery, Hillsboro, Missouri. Memorials to The Church of God, Hillsboro, Missouri, would be appreciated.

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Phillip A. Galczynski, Jr., age 35, of Herculaneum, Missouri passed away Sunday, December 5, 2010 at Barnes-Jewish Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri.  He was born October 28, 1975 in St. Louis, Missouri the son of Cathy (nee Culp) Castile of Herculaneum and Phillip A. Galczynski, Sr. of Hillsboro, Missouri.  Also surviving are a son Tyler Galczynski and daughter Lydia Harris both of Fenton, Missouri, brothers Joe Galczynski and Nick Castile both of Herculaneum and a grandfather Richard Eldridge of Festus, Missouri and numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nieces and Nephews.  He was preceded in death by grandparents Glenwood Culp and Ruth E. (nee Neihoff) Eldridge. He worked as a tile installer for Culp Interiors.Visitation 4:00 P.M. Thursday, December 9, 2010 with funeral services 7:00 P.M. at Vinyard Funeral Home, Festus, Missouri.  Memorials preferred to the Autism Society Gateway Chapter, 1311 Wells Ave., St. Louis, Missouri 63119-4727.

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Shawn P. Courtois, 33, of DeSoto passed away on December 7, 2010 in DeSoto; born in Columbia, Missouri on December 10, 1976; he leaves behind father; Paul Courtois of DeSoto and mother; Diane (nee Byers)(Mike) DeRousse of Cadet, MO. Shawn was a bricklayer for RFW Contracting; he enjoyed working with his hands and playing the guitar. He is survived by his parents and step-parents; two sons: Logen Courtois and Travis Niswonger both of DeSoto; special friend, Dustin Hercher of DeSoto; step-mother, Gina Brown of Cadet; grandmother, Theresa Courtois of DeSoto; two brothers: Beau (Jamie) Davis of Festus and Dylan Courtois of Cedar Hill; a sister, Heather (Torrey) DeClue of Valles Mines; a step-brother, Michael DeRousse, Jr. and many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by grandparents: Archie & Thelma Byers and grandfather, Jim Courtois. Bro. Mike Scheffler will be officiating the memorial service.

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Violet Lorene Lawson, (nee Taylor) passed away on December 7, 2010, in Crystal City, Missouri. Born on October 7, 1927, in Naylor, Missouri. She is survived by, Daughter-Nancy L. Wachter, of De Soto, Missouri, Son-Curtis W. (Vicki) Lawson of Festus, Missouri, Sister-Genova R.(Edward)  Ellison of St. Louis, Missouri, Brother-Wesley (Buck) Taylor, of Cahokia, Illinois. Also survived by, Grandmother of 11, Grandchildren and GG to 20 Great Grandchildren. She is a beloved Godmother, Aunt, Niece, Cousin and friend to many. Preceded in death by Daughter and Son-inlaw Christine and Larry Morgan, Father-Marvin “Ted” Taylor Mother –Anna Pearl Taylor (nee Metcalf). Visitation-Friday, December 10, 2010, 5 to 8PM at Robert D. Brown Funeral Home, Hillsboro, Missouri, 63050. Funeral-Saturday, December 11, 2010, at 10AM in the Robert D. Brown Funeral Home Chapel, Hillsboro, Missouri. Internment-Mount Hope Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri. Memorials to First Baptist De Soto Building Fund, would be appreciated.

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George Paul Spain, age 73 of Crystal City, Missouri passed away Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at Hillcrest Care Center, DeSoto, Missouri.  He was born February 9, 1937 in Bonne Terre, Missouri the son of the late Virginia (nee Davis) and Clyde Spain.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Adele Catherine (nee Boyer) Spain and a brother Ronald D. Spain, D.O. He is survived by his daughter, Debbie (Dana) Vandiver of Springfield, Missouri, son Michael Spain of Crystal City, grandchildren Felicia Spain, Stephanie (Steve) Erickson, Paul Vandiver and James (Merrily) Vandiver and great-grandsons Ricky Wilson, Joseph Vandiver, Mical, Steven and Liam Erickson. He was a retired Machinist/Pipefitter from St. Joe Lead Company. Visitation at Vinyard Funeral Home, Festus, Missouri from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Thursday, December 9, 2010.  Funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, December 10, 2010 at the funeral home officiated by Rev. Greg McCord, Chaplain, Jefferson Regional Medical Center Hospice, Crystal City . Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery, Crystal City. Memorials preferred to American Diabetes Association.

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Frances L. “Fran” Boling, age 65, of Festus, MO, passed away December 8, 2010 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City, MO. She was a Bus Driver for De Soto School District. Born July 6, 1945 in Chloride, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late George Washington and Ollie Alberta (Kelley) Jordan. She is survived by her husband Michael D. Boling, Festus, MO; former husband Vern Hamilton, De Soto, MO; and Children: Ken Hamilton, Ste. Genevieve, MO, Lisa (Kenny) Alexander, Dittmer, MO, Darlis (Mark) Moore, Bloomsdale, MO, Vernon (Lisa) Hamilton, De Soto, MO, Steve (Beth) Hamilton, Hillsboro, MO; Brothers & Sisters: Berlie Fredericks, Imperial, MO, Carol (Arthur) Burdine, Festus, MO (preceded in death by one sister, Goldie Jester and brother, Howard Jordan); Grandchildren: 11. Member of Book of Acts Church, De Soto, MO. Funeral Service Date and Time:  Saturday, December 11, 2010  @ 11:00 AM . Place of Service: Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Officiating:  Barry Lakes. Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, De Soto, MO. Visitation: Friday, December 10, 2010 4-8 PM. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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Pauline Marie “Polly” (nee Crocker) Chism, age 88 of California, formerly of Festus, Missouri passed away December 16, 2010 in California.  Mrs. Chism was a retired teacher with the Athena and Festus elementary schools and a member of First Baptist Church of Festus-Crystal City.  An avid gardener, she was a member of the Ida Ruffer Garden Club, the Hoe and Hope Garden Club and the Mineral Area Iris Society.  She was a longtime member of the board of trustees of Jefferson College and of Jeffco Subcontracting, Inc.  She was born June 26, 1922 in the Lead Belt area of southeast Missouri, the daughter of the late Mae (nee Wadlow) and Charles Crocker.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband James Lee Chism, son Jim Chism, grandson Nicholas Lindquist, brothers Ralph and Charles Crocker and a sister-in-law, Norma Crocker. She is survived by her daughter, Lana L. Stanzione and husband Frederick J. of Santa Clarita, California, sister Mary Roussin of Kansas City, Missouri and several nieces and nephews. Memorial Gathering at Vinyard Funeral Home, Festus after 10:00 A.M., Saturday, July 16, 2011 with  Memorial Service at 11:00 A.M. officiated by Rev. Dr. Curtis Porter, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Festus-Crystal City.  Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Leadington, Missouri.

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Donna Sue Salisbury, age 59, of De Soto, MO, passed away December 11, 2010 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City, MO. She was a Homemaker. Born June 5, 1951 in De Soto, MO, she was the daughter the late William Melzo and Virginia (Jones) Courtaway. Survived by her husband Howard “Butch” Salisbury, De Soto, MO; Children: Kristina Callahan, Doe Run, MO, Tracey (Julie) Salisbury, De Soto, MO. Brother: David (Sheena) Courtaway, Redlands, CA. Grandchildren: Dalton Callahan, Tyler, David, and Tiffany Salisbury. Funeral Service Date and Time: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 @ 11:00 AM. Place of Service: Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Officiating:  Rev. John Jones. Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, De Soto, MO. Visitation:  Tuesday, December 14, 2010 4-8 PM. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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Betty U. (nee McGrane) Thurman, age 101 of Festus, Missouri passed away Sunday, December 12, 2010 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Crystal City, Missouri.  She was born February 21, 1909 in St. Louis, Missouri the daughter of the late Mary (nee Shad) and John Joseph McGrane.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Neal James “Jack” Thurman, the late brothers Francis “Pete” (Eloise survives) McGrane, Bill (the late Norma) McGrane and John “Bud” (the late Delores) McGrane, the late sisters Dixie (Tommy survives) Russo, Bernice “Bonnie” (the late Al) Pidgeon and Jean “Neddie” (the late John) Volz. She is survived by her daughter, Lana (Fred) Lednick of Crystal City, grandchildren Steve (Tara) Lednick, Jill Lednick and Mark Lednick, great-grandchildren Caroline Lednick, Jackson Lednick, Malayne Lednick and numerous nieces and nephews. She was the owner/operator of Betty’s Frock Shop on Festus Main Street for 20 years, and a former model in St. Louis for Grand Leader department store prior to being Stix, Baer and Fuller.Visitation at Vinyard Funeral Home, Festus from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 with Funeral Mass 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at Sacred Heart Church in Crystal City, officiated by Fr. Joseph Wormek and Msgr. Robert P. Jovanovic.  Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery, Crystal City.  Memorials preferred to Masses, Sacred Heart Church or the Salvation Army.

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Brenda F. Green of Hillsboro (formerly of Cahokia, IL) entered into rest on Monday, December 13, 2010. Brenda was born to the late Everett & Ruby (Nee Holt) Hoffman in Centerville, IL on November 20, 1964. Brenda leaves behind a loving family; Son, Jeff Coleman of Cahokia, IL, Daughter Kristin Winberry of Hillsboro, MO, Granddaughter, Gabrielle Shearer of Hillsboro, MO, Grandson, Gavin Stobie of Hillsboro and Sisters, Sharon Massey of Kirkwood, MO, and Janet Washausen of Valmeyer, IL. Brenda liked movies and concerts and loved spending time with her grandchildren. Services for Brenda will be private.

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Jewel Ramsey, 83, formerly of Hillsboro entered into rest Dec 13, 2010 at Marymount Manor of Eureka. She was born May 11, 1927 in Des Arc, MO. She is preceded in death by her husband, Chester Ramsey. Survived by 3 sons: Clifford (Jan) Ramsey, Roger (Linda) Ramsey and Jim Ramsey; 4 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren.Funeral service was Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at Mahn Twin City Chapel of Festus and burial was in Shepherd of the Hills Cemetery, Barnhart, MO

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Dorothy E. Klaus, age 81, of De Soto, MO, passed away December 14, 2010 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Crystal City, MO. She was a Homemaker; worked for Oscar Klaus State Farm and Mike Klaus State Farm; she was also a clerk for Sears. Born May 2, 1929 in Beaman, MO, she was the daughter of the late Emerson  C. “E.C.” and Ellen V. (Klein) Jett. She is survived by her Husband Eugene Lee “Bud” Klaus, De Soto, MO; Children: Mike (Terri) Klaus, De Soto, MO Patty (George) Alvord, Memphis, TN Dan (Wanda) Klaus, Omaha, NE Bob (Melissa) Klaus, San Antonio, TX; Brothers & Sisters: (preceded in death by two brothers, Carl Joseph Jett and Lloyd Jett); Sister-in-Laws:  Sally Jett, Nashville, TN, Mary Ann Jett, Omaha, NE; Grandchildren: 16; Great-Grandchildren: 20. Member of Church:  Immanuel Lutheran Church, Festus, MO. Organizations:  Past Regent, Louisiana Purchase Chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution. Funeral Services:  Sunday, December 19, 2010 @ 2:00 PM. Place of Service:  Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Officiating: Jarold Rux. Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, De Soto, MO. Visitation:  Saturday, December 18, 2010 4-8 PM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 221 Brierton Lane, Festus, MO 63028 or Mid-America Transplant, 1110 Highlands Plaza Dr. E. #100, St. Louis, MO  63110. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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Bernard L. Esch, 86, of Festus, Missouri passed away Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at his residence.  He was born April 26, 1924 in Festus the son of the late Saddie Mary (nee Boyer) and John Esch. He is survived by his wife Lavona “Bonnie” (nee Faulkner) Esch, daughter Carolyn (the late David L.) Chapman of Festus, son Robert B. (Martha) Esch of Herculaneum, grandchildren David “Lance” Chapman and wife Michelle, John “Travis” Chapman and wife Natasha, Christa B.L. Chapman, Robert Bernard Esch and wife Diane, Kevin Michael Esch, Jonathon Esch and wife Stephonie and Christopher Godier, great-grandchildren Samantha, Sabrina, Alexis, Trent, Talon, Travis, Chistlyn, Adelyn, Ashton, Kiersten, Katie, Shaylyn and Lane, sister Vivian DeGeare and the late husband Andrew of Crystal City, Missouri and brother Richard Esch and wife Joan. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother John Esch and the late wife Vallie “Chick”, and sisters Ruth Clifton and the late husband Chalmer, Bernice Chamberlain and the late husband Clyde, Marjorie Coleman and the late husband Bill and Alice Curry and the late husband James “Shorty”. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Knights of Columbus #1230 and VFW Post #3777.  He was a WWII Veteran of the Army Air Corps and a retired lead worker from St. Joe Lead Company in Herculaneum, Missouri. Visitation from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Sunday, December 19, 2010 at Vinyard Funeral Home, Festus.  Funeral Mass 11:00 A.M., Monday, December 20, 2010 at Sacred Heart Church, Crystal City with Fr. Joseph Wormek officiating.  Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery, Crystal City.  Memorials preferred to American Cancer Society.

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M. Elizabeth “Liz” Krodinger (nee Vaughn) age 80, of DeSoto Mo, passed away on Dec, 15, 2010 in St. Louis County Mo. Born September 30, 1930 in Obion TN. Married to Ralph M. Krodinger on July 8, 1950 in DeSoto Mo. A member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in DeSoto Mo, a 50 plus year member Daughters of Isabella Circle # 659  and a dedicated leader of the Moontown 4-H Club for many years. Survived by: Husband – Ralph M. Krodinger of DeSoto Mo. Daughter- Ramona (Charles) Denny of DeSoto Mo. Son- Wayne (Donna) Krodinger of DeSoto Mo. Daughter- Carla Krodinger of DeSoto Mo. Son -Kurt (Tracy) Krodinger of DeSoto Mo. Daughter- Ellen (Terry) Bridgewater of Festus Mo. Son- Neal (Tammie) Krodinger of DeSoto Mo. Daughter- Laura (Don) Lassing of Festus Mo Sister- Lavonia Haverstick of Hillsboro Mo. Sister- Marion Forshee of  Scottsville Ky. 15 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren Preceded in death by: Parents – Henry and Dora Vaughn (nee Cole) Sister- Bernice Reynolds Sister- Elsie Boyer. Visitation will be held : Monday December 20, 2010 from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Robert D. Brown Funeral Home Inc. 103 Fourth St.  Hillsboro Missouri 63050. Funeral: Tuesday 10 AM Mass at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church DeSoto Mo. (Prayers at the Funeral Home at 9am) Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery, DeSoto Missouri. Masses or Memorials to St. Vincent Depaul preferred.

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Caroline May “Carrie” Michaelis, age 75, of Hillsboro, Missouri passed away Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at her residence.  She was born July 7, 1935 at Mapaville, Missouri, the daughter of the late Vernetta May (nee How) and Walter T. Redecker. She is survived by her husband Fred D. Michaelis, daughter Bonnie May Pooker and husband Dale of Kearney, Missouri, son Paul David Michaelis and wife Diane of Hillsboro, grandchildren Ashley May Pooker, Caleb Dale Pooker, Stephen Andrew Michaelis and David Christopher Michaelis, step-son Fred D. Michaelis, Jr. of St. Louis, Missouri, brothers Grant F. Redecker and wife Irene of Gerald, Missouri, Daniel C. Redecker and wife Wilma E. of Valles Mines, Missouri and Willard A. Redecker of Festus, Missouri. She was a homemaker, member of Zion Methodist Church of Mapaville, and the Quilters of Zion Methodist Church. Visitation at Vinyard Funeral Home, Festus from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Saturday, then at Zion Methodist Church, Mapaville, 12:00 Noon with funeral services at 1:00 P.M.  Interment Zion Methodist Cemetery, Mapaville, officiated by Zion Methodist Church Pastor Kalaba Chali and retired Pastor Rev. Jack Ketcher of Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  Memorials preferred to the Quilters of Zion Methodist Church, Mapaville or the Thyroid Cancer Survivors Association, P.O. Box 1545, New York, NY  10159-1545.

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Ronald  E. Nolan, age 68 of Festus, Missouri passed away Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chesterfield, Missouri.  He was born March 2, 1942 in St. Louis, Missouri the son of the late Helvetia (nee Anthony) and Charles Nolen, Sr.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a grandson, Anthony Morton. He is survived by his wife Janet (nee Brewster) Nolen, a daughter, Linda (Dave) Nettles of Arnold, Missouri, a son Jaron Kent Nolen of Festus and grandchildren Erick Morton, Tiffany Morton, Chelsea Banks, Destiny Nolen and Summer Nolen.  In addition he is survived by 5 sisters and 3 brothers. He was a retired Clerical Worker for St. Luke’s Medical Center, a member of Calvary Assembly of God Church, and a United States Navy Veteran. Visitation from 10:00 A.M. Friday, December 17, 2010 until time of service at 1:00 P.M., Vinyard Funeral Home, Festus with Rev. Ray Thomas, Pastor of Calvary Assembly of God Church officiating.  Interment Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens, Crystal City, Missouri.  Memorials preferred to MDA ALS Research.

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Mark E. Valentine, age 52, of Pevely, Missouri passed away Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Crystal City, Missouri.  He was born February 1, 1958 in Torrance, California the son of the late James Lewis Valentine and the late Elsa (nee Robinson) Valentine-Morrison. He is survived by his wife Cora (nee Vaughn) Valentine, sons Jason Valentine and Wife Heather of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Billy Cutler and wife Jenny of Pevely, Mickey Weiss of Pevely, grandchildren Nicole, T.J., Masyn, Meadow, Maddox and Lexi, sisters Karen Hedges and husband Scot of Fulton, Missouri, Michelle Folkerson and husband Rusty of Fulton, brothers Andrew Valentine and wife Lita of Barnhart, Missouri, Bryan Valentine and wife Becky of Festus and numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by brothers Allen and George Valentine. He was retired from the United States Army and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Visitation at Vinyard Hillcrest Funeral Home, 9115 Commercial Blvd., Pevely from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Friday, December 17, 2010.  Funeral service 1:00 P.M. Saturday, December 18, 2010 at the funeral home with Rev. Randy Starkey of Victory Church, Pevely, officiating.  Interment National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri.  Memorials preferred to Hospice of Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

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Lois Jean Adams, age 68 of Pevely, Missouri passed away Thursday, December 16, 2010 at her residence.  She was born January 22, 1942 in Desloge, Missouri the daughter of the late Laura (nee Crump) and James Napolean Forrester.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by brothers William “Bill” Forrester and Jimmy Forrester and sisters Helen Short, Lil Avery, Dorothy Martin and Ann Smith. She is survived by daughters, Connie Portell of Pevely, Vickie Adams of Pevely, Angie (Ronnie) Carl of Steelville, Missouri, Donna (Dave Varble) Snider of Desloge, Missouri, Carol Martin of Desloge, sons Dale (Kim Marler) Adams of Barnhart, Missouri and Wayne Martin of Desloge, sisters Lucille (Sam) Watson of Henderson, Arkansas, Wilma Fay Forrester of Pevely, Joyce Cash of St. Louis, Missouri, Jane Sutton of Pevely, Judy (Gordon) Pierce of Sullivan, Missouri, numerous grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at Vinyard Funeral Home, 616 W. Main Street, Festus with funeral services Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 2:00 P.M., officiated by Rev. David Wells, Pastor of Sandy Baptist Church, Hillsboro, Missouri.  Interment Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Pevely, Missouri.  Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society.

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Pauline Marie “Polly” (nee Crocker) Chism, age 88 of California, formerly of Festus, Missouri passed away December 16, 2010 in California.  Mrs. Chism was a retired teacher with the Athena and Festus elementary schools and a member of First Baptist Church of Festus-Crystal City.  An avid gardener, she was a member of the Ida Ruffer Garden Club, the Hoe and Hope Garden Club and the Mineral Area Iris Society.  She was a longtime member of the board of trustees of Jefferson College and of Jeffco Subcontracting, Inc. She was born June 26, 1922 in the Lead Belt area of southeast Missouri, the daughter of the late Mae (nee Wadlow) and Charles Crocker.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband James Lee Chism, son Jim Chism, grandson Nicholas Lindquist, brothers Ralph and Charles Crocker and a sister-in-law, Norma Crocker. She is survived by her daughter, Lana L. Stanzione and husband Frederick J. of Santa Clarita, California, sister Mary Roussin of Kansas City, Missouri and several nieces and nephews. Memorial Gathering at Vinyard Funeral Home, Festus after 10:00 A.M., Saturday, July 16, 2011 with  Memorial Service at 11:00 A.M. officiated by Rev. Dr. Curtis Porter, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Festus-Crystal City.  Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Leadington, Missouri.

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Joseph M. Cremeens, 61, entered into rest Dec 16, 2010 in Festus, MO. Born March 1, 1949, in St Louis. He is survived by wife, Judy (Hiatt) Cremeens; sons: Joseph M. (Robin) Cremeens and Thomas Hiatt; daughters: Debbie Hiatt and Betty (Paul) Greer; 9 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild. Funeral service was Tues, Dec 21, 2010 at Mahn Twin City Chapel, Festus. Interment in JB National Cemetery.

 

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Stanley J. Laughlin, age 90 of Bonne Terre, Missouri formerly of Hematite, Missouri passed away Thursday, December 16, 2010 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Crystal City, Missouri.  He was born March 8, 1920 in Emporium, Pennsylvania the son of the late Linnie (nee Irwin) and William Laughlin.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth (nee Weibley) Laughlin, brothers William (the late Veryl) Laughlin, Elwood (the late Ida) Laughlin, Raymond (the late Lois) Laughlin and Lloyd (Agnes survives) Laughlin. He is survived by daughters Gayle (Donald) Fisher and Tania Laughlin both of Bonne Terre, Missouri, sons Dale (Brenda) Laughlin of Perryville, Missouri and Dallas Laughlin of Hendersonville, West Virginia, a sister Bonnie (the late Leo) Lechner of Pennsylvania, grandchildren Scott (Rachel) Fisher of Orlando, FL, Nathaniel Laughlin of Frederick, MD, Dominique Laughlin of Cummings, GA, Heather Laughlin of Perryville, Missouri and great-grandchildren, Marley, Payton and Rhys Fisher. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church in Bonne Terre, a retired construction contractor and had earlier worked in the Civilian Conservation Corp Camps during the Great Depression. Visitation 3:00 P.M. Monday, December 20, 2010 at Vinyard Funeral Home, Festus, Missouri with funeral service at 7:00 P.M. officiated by Rev. Fred Killian, Pastor of Providence Baptist Church, Bonne Terre, Missouri.  Memorials preferred to the Farmington Animal Adoption Center, Farmington, Missouri.

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Nadine Laverne Wehner, age 86 of Festus, Missouri passed away Thursday, December 16, 2010 at Crystal Oaks Skilled Nursing Center, Crystal City, Missouri.  She was born January 9, 1924 in Festus the daughter of the late Louise Mary (nee Boyer) and Adolph William Abernathy.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Ward “Bookie” Wehner 6/17/01, brothers Norman “Tuggie” (Catherine survives) Abernathy and Adolph Abernathy. She is survived by her son Brian Wehner and wife Robin of Festus, grandchildren Christopher and Kyle Wehner, brothers William Abernathy and wife Martha, Allen “Tony” Abernathy and wife Betty, both of Festus, sisters Shirley Robinson and husband James of Festus, Yvonne Cadwallader and husband Francis of Texas, Deanna Patek and husband Ed of Festus and Carol Bardon and husband Richard of High Ridge, Missouri. She was a member of Church of Our Lady, co-owner of Wehners’ Awards in Festus, Missouri, a volunteer Nurse with the Red Cross and volunteer with Pony Bird and JMH Auxiliary (Pink Ladies) and with the Bona Fortuna Creation at St. Pius X High School, a member of the Twin City Chamber of Commerce and the Officers Club of Scott Air Force Base. Visitation from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Sunday, December 19, 2010 Vinyard Funeral Home, Festus with 9:30 A.M. Mass at Church of Our Lady on Monday, December 20, 2010 with Fr. John Kerber, Pastor, Church of Our Lady and Rev. Msgr. James E. Hanson, Retired, St. Joseph Church, Zell, Missouri officiating.  Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery, Crystal City.  Memorials preferred to Church of Our Lady, St. Pius X High School or the Pony Bird Home.

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Betty Maxine Ball (nee Vaughn) age 77, of Hillsboro, Missouri, died on December 17, 2010, in Crystal City, Missouri.  She was born September 16, 1933, in Afton, Oklahoma. She is survived by Son-Gary (Kathie) Ball of St. Peters, Missouri, Son-David (Kim) Ball of De Soto, Missouri, Sister-Clare “Bell” White of Mountain Grove, Missouri, Brother-James Vaughn of Kansas City, Kansas, Granddaughter-Andria Ball of St. Peters, Missouri, Granddaughter-Alison Ball of St. Peters, Missouri, Granddaughter-Katlyn Ball of De Soto, Missouri, Granddaughter-Kelsey Ball of De Soto, Missouri, Granddaughter-Payton-Ball of De Soto, Missouri. She was preceded in death by, Husband-Wesley Ball, Father-George Vaughn, Mother-Geneva May Vaughn (nee Estes). Visitation-Sunday December 21, 2010, from 5 to 8 PM at Robert D. Brown Funeral Home, Hillsboro, Missouri. Funeral-Monday December 22, 2010, at 11AM at Robert D. Brown Funeral Home, Hillsboro, Missouri. Interment-Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri. Memorials to – Shriner’s Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri would be appreciated.

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Katheryn Louise Coleman, age 96 of Pevely, Missouri passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at Crystal Oaks Skilled Nursing Center, Crystal City, Missouri. She was born March 2, 1914 in Pevely the daughter of the late Mary W. (nee Meng) and John Henry Rapp. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Robert Samuel Coleman, deceased 7/18/1989, two brothers John “Butch” (the late Ella) Rapp and Manuel “Fat” (the late) Mary Rapp. She is survived by her daughter Mary Jay Sanchez of Pevely, granddaughters Victoria Politte and Elizabeth (Mark) Hendrickson, grandsons Max and Larry Sanchez,  great-grandchildren Rob Litteral, Tanner Politte, Kate Hendrickson, Benjamin Politte, Anna Hendrickson and Sarah Hendrickson and great-great grandsons Own Litteral and Preston Litteral. She retired from the Pevely Post Office and was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Pevely. Visitation from 4:00 P.M to 8:00 P.M. Monday, December 27, 2010 at Vinyard Hillcrest Funeral Home, Pevely and then from 9:00 A.M., Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at Zion Lutheran Church, Pevely until time of service at 10:00 A.M. with Dr. Mart Thompson, Pastor officiating.  Interment Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Pevely. Memorials preferred to Zion Lutheran Church Building Fund.

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John Salamun, age 91, Formerly of Hillsboro Missouri, passed away on Tuesday , December 21, 2010, in Crystal City, Missouri. He was born on April 15, 1919, in Granite City, Illinois. He had been a Diesel Mechanic at Be-Mach before retirement. Survived by: Daughter- Judy (Bill) Brooks of Farmington, Missouri., Son- John Jerald (Susan) Salamun of Fenton, Missouri, Stepson- Charles Zenz of Rockchester, Minnesota. Also survived by- 9 grandchildren, 18Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchildren. Proceeded in death by: Wife- Mabel Salamun (nee Potter), Wife- Geraldine Salamun (nee Zenz), Parents- George and Eva Salamun (nee Westley). Visitation- Tuesday Dec, 28, 2010, from 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM at Robert D. Brown Funeral Home Inc 103 Fourth St. Hillsboro Missouri. Funeral- Tuesday Dec, 28, 2010, at 11:30 AM in the Funeral Home Chapel. Interment- Hillsboro Cemetery, Hillsboro Missouri. Memorials to the Charity of your Choice.

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Leona “Lee” Flynn, age 83, of De Soto, MO, passed away December 22, 2010 at Crystal Oaks Skilled Nursing Center in Crystal City, MO. She was a Homemaker. Born March 24, 1927 in Mineral Point, MO, she was the daughter of the late James “Jim” and Ellen (Gamble) Lewis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, the late Lawrence R. Flynn. She is survived by her Sons: Dennis (Patti) Flynn, Blackwell, MO, Randy Flynn, De Soto, MO; a Sister: Uthel Boyer, De Soto, MO (preceded in death by brothers, Leo and Clifford Lewis); Grandchildren:  Kala, Kyle, & Garrett Flynn. Funeral Service Date and Time:  Sunday, December 26, 2010 @ 5:00 PM. Place of Service: Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Officiating:  Rev. Dr. G. Michael Rose. Visitation:  Sunday, December 26, 2010 3 PM – 5 PM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the De Soto Food Pantry. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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Lillian Wideman, age 87, of De Soto, MO, passed away December 22, 2010 in De Soto, MO. She was Homemaker. Born March 28, 1923, in St. Louis, MO, she was the daughter of the late Sloman Churchill and Josephine (Boos) Evans. She was also preceded in death by her husband Married to: the late Donald Dwight Wideman. She is survived by her children: Robin (Don) Patton, De Soto, MO and Don (Carol) Wideman, II, De Soto, MO; Brothers & Sisters: James Evans, Fenton, MO, Venita (Norman) Haverstick, De Soto, MO (preceded in death by one sister, Grace Young), Brother-in-Law: Bill Young, De Soto, MO; Grandchildren:  Misty Wideman, Jessica Wideman, Sarah (Don) Yap, Crystal Patton. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, De Soto, MO. She was a member of the Esther Sunday School Class and the Golden Ladies at the First Baptist Church, De Soto, MO. Funeral Service Date and Time:  Friday, December 24, 2010 @ 10:00 AM. Place of Service: Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Officiating:  Rev. Dr. Jeremy Muniz. Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, De Soto, MO. Visitation: Thursday, December 23, 2010 4-8 PM. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 400 Boyd St., De Soto, MO  63020. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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Elmer M. Bridges, 87, entered into rest on December 26, 2010 at his DeSoto residence. Born July 17, 1923 in Chaffee, Missouri; he was the son of the late Ernest and Blanche (nee Abernathy) Bridges. His wife, Mae L. Bridges preceded him in death. He is survived by son: Bryan (Christine) Bridges of Lake St. Louis, MO; four daughters: Penny (Carl) Rende of DeSoto, Karen Bridges of Imperial, Belinda Niswonger of DeSoto and Lisa (Keith) Markley of Gray Summit; sister, Pearl Farmer of Ballwin; nine grandchildren; Hilary (Mark) Levall, Susan (Daryl) Spruell, Mindy Niswonger, Aaron (Cari) and Chris Rende, Jami, Andrew, Kyle, and Adam Markley and nine great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Clyde Bridges. Elmer was a carpenter for Mehaffy Burmeister Company. He enjoyed spending time with his family; he maintained and walked around his property. Rev. Gene Moses will be officiating the service. Visitation: Date: Wednesday, December 29, 2010. Time: 10:00AM - 1:00PM. Visitation Location: Mahn Funeral Home, 900 Main, DeSoto. Service: Date: Wednesday, December 29, 2010, Time: 1:00pm. Service Location: Mahn Funeral Home, DeSoto Chapel. Interment: Peaceful Ridge Cemetery, DeSoto. Memorials/Donations: DeSoto Food Pantry, 705 Stone Street, DeSoto, MO 63020

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William D. Bader, Jr., age 31, of Festus, Missouri passed away Friday, December 24, 2010 in Festus.  He was born March 7, 1979 in St. Louis, Missouri.  He is survived by his wife Jamie (nee Beals) Bader and son William D. Bader, III both of Festus, parents Kimberly (nee Osborn) Baird of Florida and William D. Bader Sr. of Festus.  Also surviving are brothers Steven E. Bader of Festus, Keith Osborn of Florida, a sister Kayla Osborn of Florida, grandparents Diana & Howard Choate of Pevely, Missouri and a step-grandmother Sue Bader of Potosi, Missouri.  He was preceded in death by grandparents Carla Corbett and August E. Bader. Visitation at Vinyard Funeral Home, Festus, 11:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 29, 2010.  Interment Presbyterian/Methodist Cemetery, Festus with Rev. Bill Charlton, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Festus, officiating.  Memorials preferred to the William Bader III Education Fund.

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Arlene Florence Cox, age 87 of Festus, Missouri passed away Saturday, December 25, 2010 at Fountainbleau Nursing Center in Crystal City, Missouri.  She was born September 19, 1924 in Festus the daughter of the late Freida (nee Rathjen) and Gustav “Gus” Wagner. She is survived by her husband Cletus A. Cox of Festus, son Van C. Cox and wife Mayola of Nixa, Missouri, grandsons Brian, Carson and Tracy Cox and great-grandsons Braden and Blake Cox. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by brothers Roy (wife Eva “Lucy” survives of Farmington, Missouri) Wagner and Raymond G. (wife Carol Ann survives of Festus) Wagner, sisters Iona “Toni” (the late Nick) Nickens and Lorraine (the late Harvey) Frazier. She was a member of Immanual Lutheran Church, Crystal City and a retired assembler from Howard Industries, formerly in Festus. Visitation from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Monday, December 27, 2010 at Vinyard Funeral Home, Festus with services 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, December 28, 2010 with Pastor Jarold Rux of Immanual Lutheran Church officiating.  Interment Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens, Crystal City.  Memorials preferred to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Crystal City, Missouri.

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David Wayne Magar, age 57, of De Soto, MO, passed away December 25, 2010 in De Soto, MO. He was a Carpenter. Born June 27, 1953 in Ellsworth, IA, he was the son of the late James and Iva (nee Easley) Magar. He is survived by his Sons: Dylan Magar – De Soto, MO and Daniel Magar – De Soto, MO. Also survived by former wife, Debbie “Dusty” Woodward, De Soto, MO. There is a Private Service with no visitation. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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Mary Virginia (Schramm) Deason, 81, entered into rest Dec 26, 2010 at Crystal Oaks Nursing Center. Born April 8, 1929, in St Louis, to the late Frederick and Loretta (Fleming) Schramm. She is survived by sons: Gary (Brenda) Hartmann and Stephen Hartmann; and daughter, Karolyn (Bob) Smith; 6 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren. Memorial service was held Thurs, Jan 6, 2011 at Mahn Twin City Chapel, Festus.

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Pauline G. Trunk, age 91, of DeSoto, Missouri passed away Sunday, December 26, 2010 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Crystal City, MissouriShe was born May 31, 1919 in Silica, Missouri the daughter of the late Pauline Agnes (nee Oberle) and David A. Peterein.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Trunk, two sisters Christine Schepp and Lucille E. (the late Edward) Becker, brothers John J. (the late Julia) Peterein, Arthur J. (Nora survives) Peterein, David V. (the late Rachel) Peterein and Anthony (the late Earline) Peterein. She is survived by a daughter Pauline M. “Pat” Orban and her husband Don of Gainesville, Florida, a son Daniel P. Trunk of DeSoto, grandchildren Karen Orban, Donny (Amy) Orban, Steven (Kelly) Orban, Jonathan (Laura) Trunk and David Trunk, 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Church in DeSoto, a homemaker and farmer. Visitation from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 29, 2010 Vinyard Funeral Home, Festus.  Funeral Mass 10:00 A.M. Thursday, December 30, 2010 at St. Rose of Lima Church, DeSoto with Fr. Alex Anderson, Pastor officiating.  Interment Calvary Cemetery, DeSoto.  Memorials preferred to St. Pius X Lancer Scholarship Fund.

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Diane Zaneta Louis, age 61 of Bonne Terre, Missouri passed away Monday, December 27, 2010 at Parkland Hospital in Farmington, Missouri.  She was born December 21, 1949 in Belleville, Illinois the daughter of the late John and Dorris Frommel.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Henry Francis Louis. She is survived by sons James Anthony (Sally) Louis of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, Robert Dale Louis of Bonne Terre, a daughter Barbara Jane (Philip) Marshall of St. Jacob, Illinois and 5 grandchildren, Eric Louis, Reanna Louis, Brooke Meyers, William Meyers and Destiny Griffin.  She is also survived by brothers Bruce (Nancy) Frommel of Searcy, South Carolina, Mike Frommel of West Plains, Missouri,  a sister-in-law Dottie Wiley, numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Friends, “Adopted Children and Grandchilden”. She was a Janitor at the Cahokia, Illinois School District and a member of East Bonne Terre Baptist Church. Memorial services to be held at a later date.  Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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Russell E. Smith, Jr., age 35, of De Soto, MO, passed away December 27, 2010 at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis County, MO. He was a Line Clearer for Wright Tree Service. Born December 13, 1975 in St. Louis, MO, he was the Son of Russell, Sr. & Karen (Wood) Smith. He is also survived by his Wife: Sally Jo Clark – De Soto, MO; Children: Emma Smith – De Soto, MO, Lillian Smith – De Soto, MO, Alyssa Smith Brockman – St. Louis, MO, Gage Smith Brockman – St. Louis, MO (preceded in death by two children: Alyhia Smith & Ethan Smith); Grandparents: Emma Hayes – Portageville, Arkansas, J.H. Wood – St. Louis, MO; Brothers & Sisters: Joshua (Shelly) Smith – St. Louis, MO, Jennifer (Joe) Fortner – Jackson, MO, Jessica Smith – St. Louis, MO. Funeral Service Date and Time: Thursday, December 30, 2010 @ 11 AM. Place of Service: Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Officiating: Jason Arens. Visitation: Wednesday, December 29, 2010, 4 – 8 PM. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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James F. Sweet, age 77, of Herculaneum, Missouri passed away Monday, December 27, 2010 in Mount Pleasant, Texas, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident.  He was born December 4, 1933 in Crystal City, Missouri the son of the late Morris R. and Georgia D. (nee Dodson) Sweet. He is survived by his wife Patricia (nee Maupin) Sweet, sons Jim Sweet and wife Terry of Fort Worth, Texas and Jeff Sweet and wife LaDonna of Crystal City, grandchildren Brandon and Madison Sweet of Fort Worth and Joshua and Sarah Sweet of Crystal City, sisters Beverly Sweet of Crystal City and Peggy Gibson and husband Harold of DeSoto, Missouri and sister-in-laws Virginia Sweet of Festus, Rosalyn Uding and husband Ross of Festus, Beverly Wagner and the late husband Don of Festus and Carol Chapman and husband Gerald of Cordova, Tennessee. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Morris R. “Bob” Sweet. He was a retired lineman for Union Electric, an army veteran serving during the Korean era, member of Elks #1721 of Festus/Crystal City, Past Master of Shekinah Masonic Lodge in Crystal City, served 12 years on the Herculaneum School Board, also served on the Herculaneum Police Board, Water Authority and Variance Committee. Visitation at Vinyard Funeral Home, Festus, 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, December 30, 2010.  Then at Grace Presbyterian Church, Crystal City 10:00 A.M. Friday with funeral services 11:00 A.M. officiated by Rev. Dennis Heck, Chaplain of Jefferson Regional Medical Center.  Interment Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens, Crystal City.  Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society or Grace Presbyterian Church.

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David A. Ketchum, Sr, 69, entered into rest Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at his DeSoto residence. He was born on August 3, 1941, in Frumet, Missouri, to the late David F. and Sadie (Sansoucie) Ketchum. He married his sweetheart, Shirley (Gordon) Ketchum, who is also deceased. He is survived by sons: David "Allen" (Laura) Ketchum Jr. of DeSoto, Jim (Sandy) Bickerton of Pevely; daughter, Debbie (Ben) Sanchez of DeSoto; sister, Linda Boyer of DeSoto; girlfriend, Pam Yeager of DeSoto; 5 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; David & Sadie, wife; Shirley and sister; Juanita DeClue. David was employed at Gerstner Electric as an electrician for 43 years until his retirement. He was a longtime member of the DeSoto Elks and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Visitation: Mahn Funeral Home DeSoto. Date: Monday, January 3, 2011. Time: 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Service: Date: Tuesday, January 4, 2011. Time: 10:00 am. Service Location: Mahn Funeral Home DeSoto. Interment: Peaceful Ridge Cemetery, DeSoto. Donations may be made to the American Kidney Foundation,10803 Olive Blvd, #200, St Louis, MO 63141

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Donald Eugene Stone, age 76 of Herculaneum, Missouri passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at Scenic View Nursing Center in Herculaneum.   He was born September 18, 1934 in East St. Louis, Illinois the son of the late Roy and Lydia (nee Moore) Stone.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Karin (nee Whitaker) Stone, three sisters Kathryn Odenthal, Pauline Powell and Leona Bagsby and a brother Floyd “Jr” Stone. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was in the Marine Corp during the Korean War and retired as a caregiver at a nursing home. Private Family Services to be held with interment at Herculaneum Cemetery, Herculaneum.

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Thelma Honea, age 85, of Jefferson City, MO, passed away December 29, 2010 at Villa Marie Nursing Center, Jefferson City, MO. She was a Homemaker. Born March 7, 1925 in De Soto, MO, she was the daughter of  the late Joseph and Edith (Pounds) Blake. She is survived by her Children: David Honea, Maplewood, MO, Phyllis Prothero, Richland, WA; Brothers & Sisters: Norma Jean (Bill) Braucksieker, Holts Summit, MO (preceded in death by brothers, Delbert, Clifford, and Lester Blake); Grandchildren:  5; Great-Grandchildren: Several; Beloved Nieces and Nephews. Member of Church:  First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, MO. Funeral Service Date and Time:  Monday, January 3, 2011 @ 1:00 PM. Place of Service: Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Officiating:  Pastor Doyle Sager. Burial: Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery, Ware, MO. Visitation:  Monday, January 3, 2011 from 11 AM – 1 PM. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, MO or the Disabled Veterans. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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Alma Barbara Luhn, age 95, of Lake In The Hills, Illinois passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at her residence.  She was born September 8, 1915 in Pevely, Missouri and graduated from Herculaneum High School.  She is the daughter of the late Amy (nee Elstrot) and John Edward Stanglein.  She was the wife of the late Cecil Luhn and mother of Joan Beason and husband Don of Lake In The Hills, the late Shirley Steele and surviving husband Edward of Indianapolis, Indiana and the late John Luhn and surviving wife Marcia of Melbourne, Florida.  She is survived by sisters Alta Luhn of Pevely and Ruth Hemme of DeSoto, Missouri and has 9 surviving grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by brother-in-laws Wilbur Luhn and Walter Hemme. She was a homemaker and member of Bethel Baptist Church in Lakeland, Florida.Visitation at Vinyard Funeral Home, Festus, Missouri after 2:00 P.M. January 4, 2011 with funeral services at 3:00 P.M. officiated by Mr. Randall Kristofferson of Vandalia, Missouri.  Interment Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens, Crystal City, Missouri.  Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers to the Child Evangelism Fellowship, P.O. Box 348, Warrenton, Missouri 63383.

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Bonnie (Ray) Hardesty, 76 of Festus entered into rest Dec 30, 2010 At JRMC in Crystal City, Born Feb 20, 1934, in Delaplaine, AR, to the late Goah & Ruby (Williams) Ray, Sr. She is survived by her husband, Robert Hardesty; sons: Rob (Sandy) Hardesty and Brian (Chery Rudisaille) Hardesty; daughters: Mary (Jack) Schlittler and Debbie (Greg) Lewis; 6 brothers; sisters: Jean Brine, Wanda Ray and the late Ossie Ray and Ethel Larson; 7 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral service was Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at Mahn Twin City Chapel in Festus.

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Shirley F. Reando, age 75, of De Soto, MO, passed away December 31, 2010 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City, MO. She was a Homemaker; Switchboard Operator for Southwestern Bell. Born September 13, 1935 in Potosi, MO, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Northcutt and Jessie C. (nee Harper) Pinson. She is survived by her Husband: Donald “Duck” Reando, De Soto, MO; Children: Debra (Clay) Whitener, Bonne Terre, MO, Terry (Donna) Reando, De Soto, MO, Lonnie (Angie) Reando, De Soto, MO, John (Kelly Huskey) Reando, De Soto, MO; Brothers & Sisters: Stanley (Sharon) Pinson, Cadet, MO (preceded in death by five sisters, Thelma O’Hanlon, Ilene Thebeau, Lorene Baker, Grace Lucas, and Margaret Smith; three brothers, John “Abe” Pinson, Donald Pinson, and Samuel Pinson); Grandchildren: 13. Funeral Mass Date and Time: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 10:00 AM. Place of Service: St. Rose of Lima Church, De Soto, MO. Officiating:  Rev. Father Alexander Anderson. Burial: Calvary Cemetery, De Soto, MO. Visitation:  Monday, January 3, 2011 from 4-8 PM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the De Soto Food Pantry, P.O. Box 552, De Soto, MO  63020. Funeral arrangement under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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SGT. Craig Thomas Strohmeier, USAR, age 30, of Festus, Missouri passed away Friday, December 31, 2010 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.  He was born November 26, 1980 in Alton, Illinois the son of Sandy (nee Sewell) Strohmeier of Alton, Illinois and Gary Strohmeier of Roxanna, Illinois.  He is survived by his wife April Nichole (nee Fehn) Strohmeier, daughter Lydia and son Ian, brother Jim Strohmeier and wife Michelle of Nashville, Tennessee, sister Ann Cozart and husband Bruce of Alton, Illinois and mother and father in-law Diana and Eric Fehn of Festus. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Festus, the manager of the Festus Wal-Mart automotive department and also worked at Convergy’s in Arnold, Missouri.  He was a Sergeant in the Active U.S. Army Reserves.  He had served with the 108th Quartermaster Co. in Iraq and was presently with the 236th ICTC Army reserve regiment preparing to deploy to Afghanistan. Visitation at Faith Baptist Church, 11835 County Road CC, Festus from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Sunday, January 2, 2011, and Monday, January 3, 2011 from 10:00 A.M. until time of services at 12:30 P.M. officiated by Pastor Matt Culbertson and Asst. Pastor John Weaver.  Interment with full military honors 2:30 P.M. Monday, January 3, 2011 National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri.

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George D. Walton Jr., 50, of De Soto, Missouri died December 31, 2010 in his home. He was born June 1, 1960 born in Inglewood, California. George was a self-employed garage door installer and worked for PJD at the Brewery in St. Louis.  He enjoyed motorcycle riding and being outdoors. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Debbie (nee Fields) Walton of De Soto, Missouri; His mother: Evelyn (nee Burrus) Walton of Cedar Hill, Missouri; Siblings, Pam (Chris) Price, of Huntsville Alabama and Dave (Mendi) Walton of Hillsboro, Missouri. Also survived by several Nephews, Nieces, and his two dogs, Molly and Stinky. His father, George D. Walton Sr, precedes him in death. Memorial Service was held Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at First Baptist Church of Hillsboro. Memorials to: Jefferson Regional Hospice.

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