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Ronald Martin Eisenbeis, age 70, of Festus, Missouri passed away Sunday, December 2, 2012 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He was born October 27, 1942 in Festus the son of the late Bertha E. (nee Axtetter) and Martin Anthony Eisenbeis. He is survived by his wife Karen (nee Shady) Eisenbeis, sisters Carolyn E. and Mary Ann Eisenbeis both of Festus, mother-in-law Rita Shady of St. Louis, sister-in-laws Janine Everett and husband Jerry of St. Louis and Lenore Rich and husband Mike of North Carolina, brother-in-law Stephen Shady and wife Marilyn of St. Louis, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Crystal City, Missouri and part owner of F.W. Harter Plumbing Company in Crystal City. Visitation 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus with funeral mass 10:00 A.M. Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Sacred Heart Church in Crystal City, officiated by Fr. Joseph Wormek, Pastor. Interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Crystal City. Memorials preferred to Sacred Heart Cemetery or Masses.
Thomas J. Walz,
Age: 52, of De Soto, MO, passed away December 2, 2012 at his
residence in De Soto, MO. He was a Carpenter. Born August
14, 1960 in Crystal City, MO, he was the Son of the late
Dennis G. Walz, and Freda M. (Courtway) Walz, De Soto, MO;
Child: Emerald Delaney, Lansing, MI; Brothers & Sisters:
Nancy (Chuck) Brinkman, De Soto, MO, Kathy (Jeff) Johnston,
De Soto, MO, David Walz, De Soto, MO, Robert Walz, De Soto,
MO; Grandchildren: 5; Numerous nieces and nephews. Private
Memorial Service. Place of Inurnment: Woodlawn Cemetery, De
Soto, MO. Funeral arrangements under the direction of
Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.
Lavetta M. Garrett,
84, of DeSoto entered into rest on Monday, December 3, 2012
at Baisch Nursing Center, DeSoto. She was an assembler for
White Roger's Corporation. She enjoyed sewing, collecting
antiques and going to auctions. Born May 5, 1928 in St.
Louis; she was the daughter of the late Spirel and Cleo
(Frye) Thompson. She leaves behind her loving husband, Ralph
H. Garrett. Mrs. Garrett is also survived by three sons:
Gerald R. (Patty Ann) Large of Alton, IL, Leland (Charlotte)
Large of Winter Haven, Fl, and Clayton (Nancy) Spangler of
Dittmer, MO; a daughter, Bonnie Shepard of DeSoto; three
brothers: Edwin Thompson of Piedmont, Dale Thompson of
Steelville and Elvin Thompson of Patterson, MO and one
sister, Doris Hassel of St. Louis; grandchildren: Gerald,
Amanda, Renee, Richard, Jessica, and Joshua;
great-grandchildren: Cole, Andrea, Cody, Sebastian, Lily,
Joshua, Jacob, Pheonix, Mikaylia and Blake. She was preceded
in death by her parents, two brothers, Elroy Thompson and
Eugene Thompson and one sister, Shirley White. Visitation:
Thursday, December 6, 2012, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Mahn
Funeral Home, DeSoto Chapel. Service: Friday December 7,
2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Mahn Funeral Home, DeSoto Chapel.
Interment: Mt. Olive Cemetery, DeSoto. Memorials/Donations:
Baisch Nursing Center, 3260 Baisch Drive, DeSoto, Missouri
(nee Wilkerson), age 75, of Hillsboro, Missouri, passed away
on Monday, December 3, 2012, at her residence. She was born
May 20, 1937, in Potosi, Missouri. She was a retired cook
for the Hillsboro R-3 School District and member of
Hillsboro First Baptist. She is survived by, Daughter-Lisa
Ann (Tim) Shoemaker, of De Soto, Missouri,
Daughter-Christina Beth (Sonny) Cash, of Bismark, Missouri,
Daughter in-law-Evelyn Shearin, of Hillsboro, Missouri,
Sister-Lorraine Dicus, of Potosi, Missouri, Sister-Faye
Stables, of Cadet, Missouri, Granddaughter-Jessica Leonard,
of St. Louis, Missouri, Grandson-Phil Shearin, of Hillsboro,
Missouri, Granddaughter-Bobbi Lea Shearin, Hillsboro,
Missouri, Grandson-Derrill Clark, De Soto, Missouri,
Granddaughter-Jennifer Beauchamp, Germany, Grandson-James
Vineyard, Festus, Missouri, Granddaughter-Abigail Cash, of
Bismark, Missouri. Also survived by her great grandchildren,
Malachi, Lilly, Arianna, Kole, Aden, Xander, Isabella,
Ethan, Aliyah, and Mariah.. Preceded in death by,
Husband-Robert Shearin, Son-Robert “Steven” Shearin,
Father-Clifford Wilkerson, Mother-Barbara Wilkerson (nee
Politte), Brother-Robert Wilkerson, Brother-Junior
Wilkerson. Visitation-Wednesday, December 5, 2012, from 4 to
8 p.m. at Robert D. Brown Funeral Home, Hillsboro, Missouri.
Funeral-Thursday, December 6, 2012, at 1 p.m. in the Brown
Funeral Home Chapel. Interment-Hillsboro, Cemetery,
Hillsboro, Missouri. Memorials to-Hillsboro First Baptist,
Hillsboro, Missouri, would be appreciated by the family.
Sandra L. Boyer,
Age: 71, of De Soto, MO, passed away December 5, 2012 in De
Soto, MO. She was the Manager
for A & W Restaurant. Born December 12, 1940 in St. Louis,
Missouri, she was the Daughter of the late Charles and
Josephine (nee Meister) Schaper. She was also preceded in
death by her Husband, the late Donald S. Boyer. She is
survived by her Children: Tina (Dale) Pendergrass, De Soto,
MO, Jo Ella (Brad) Almond, Festus, MO, Diana (Waylon)
Perren, De Soto, MO, Donna (Dave) Young, De Soto, MO.
Brothers & Sisters: Doris (Walter) Nieter, Farmington, MO,
Darrell (Myra) Schaper, Weatherford, TX, Bill (Linda)
Schaper, Bloomsdale, MO (preceded in death by siblings,
Vernon & Clarence Schaper, Verna Mae Patrick and Carol Jean
Schaper); Brothers-in-law: Earl (Joyce) Boyer – De Soto;
Wyman (Judy) Boyer – Farmington; Gerald (Kay Kite) Boyer –
De Soto; Sock (Judy) Boyer – De Soto; George (Becky)
Hoffman- Blackwell; the late Avery Wicker, Sr.;
Sisters-in-law: Lena Wicker – De Soto; Bessie (Rich) Trojahn
– De Soto; Barb (Jerry) Coleman – Hematite; and the late
Ella Hoffman.Grandchildren: Jacob (Ashlie) Pendergrass &
Kelly Pendergrass; Alicia (Kevin Pearson) Almond & Bradley
(Amy) Almond; Kendra Perren & Aaron Perren; Ashley Young &
Kaitlyn Young. Organizations: VFW Post 1831 Ladies
Auxiliary, Past President Funeral Service: Saturday,
December 8, 2012 @1 PM. Officiated by: Rev. John Dover &
Rev. Dr. Jeremy Muniz. Place of Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery,
De Soto, MO. Visitation: Friday, December 7, 2012 from 4-8
PM. As an expression of sympathy memorials may be made to
the American Cancer Society.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of
Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.
Harry Lee Meese, Sr., age 78, of Pevely, Missouri passed away Wednesday, December 05, 2012 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City, Missouri. He was born August 1, 1934 in St. Louis, Missouri the son of the late Ruby (nee Martin) and Harry Meese. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Betty L. (nee Fann) Meese, daughter Ruby Marie Meese, brother-in law James Hilton, Sr. and 3 sisters. He is survived by sons Harry Lee Meese, Jr. and wife Cheryl of Pevely, Michael Meese and Frankie of Perryville, Missouri daughters Verna Dean Branscum and husband Richard of Farmington, Missouri, Freida “Shelley” Shadowens and husband Dilbert of Farmington, sister Geraldine Hilton of Terry, Mississippi, 12 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and former daughter-in-law Pamela Meese of Festus, Missouri.He worked as a dock hand for Branch Motor Express of St. Louis.Visitation 11:00 A.M. until time of service 1:00 P.M. Friday, December 7, 2012 at Vinyard Hillcrest Funeral Home in Pevely officiated by Rev. Ray Thomas, Pastor of Calvary Assembly of God Church in Festus. Interment in Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens in Crystal City, Missouri.
Mary Jeanne Coleman, Age: 72 of De Soto, MO, passed away December 6, 2012 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City, MO. She was owner & operator of Jeanne’s Beauty Shop and PJ’s Boutique in De Soto, MO. Born January 12, 1940 in Cadet, MO, she was the Daughter of the late Chad F. and Mary Ellen (nee Dearing) Aubuchon. She is survived by her Husband: Ronald L. Coleman, De Soto, MO; Children: Ronald (Diane) Coleman, Sr., De Soto, MO, Jeffery L. Coleman, De Soto, MO, Kimberly Coleman, Fordland, MO, Michelle (Travis) Bryant, De Soto, MO, Chris Coleman, De Soto, MO; Brothers & Sisters: Leon Aubuchon, Cadet, MO, Denny Aubuchon, Old Mines, MO, Kenny Aubuchon, Potosi, MO, Jim Aubuchon, Cadet, MO, Margaret Wheeler, Duffield, VA, Eileen Finley, Bonne Terre, MO, Glenda Arnold, Mountain Home, AR (preceded in death by brother, Frank Aubuchon, sisters, Joan Young, Doris Boyer; and infant sister Elaine Aubuchon); Grandchildren: 11 (preceded in death by one, Ronald Coleman, Jr.) Great Grandchildren: Several. She was a Member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, De Soto, MO. Funeral Mass: Monday, December 10, 2012 at 10 AM at St. Rose of Lima Church . Officiated by: Father Alexander Anderson. Place of Burial: Calvary Cemetery, De Soto, MO. Visitation: Sunday, December 9, 2012 from 3 PM – 8 PM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Families of Calvary Cemetery or St. Vincent DePaul. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.
Wilma Faye “Polly” Forrester, age 78, of Pevely, Missouri passed away Thursday, December 06, 2012 at her home in Pevely. She was born April 12, 1934 in St. Francois County, Missouri the daughter of the late Laura (nee Crump) and James N. Forrester. She is survived by sisters Jane Sutton and husband Roger of Pevely, Judy Pierce and husband Gordon of Sullivan, Missouri and Joyce Cash of St. Louis, Missouri, numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by sisters Lucille Watson, Lillian Avery, Helen Short, Dorothy Martin, Jean Adams and Ann Smith and brothers William Forrester and James Forrester. Visitation 10:00 A.M. until time of service 2:00 P.M., Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Vinyard Hillcrest Funeral Home in Pevely, Missouri officiated by Rev. David Wells, Pastor of Sandy Baptist Church of Hillsboro, Missouri. Interment in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Pevely, Missouri.
Valerie Kaye Salter-Erb, age 47, of DeSoto, Missouri formerly of St. Louis, Missouri passed away Friday, December 7, 2012 at her residence. She was born May 19, 1965 in Festus, Missouri the daughter of the late Shirley Faye (nee Stegall) and Charles Salter, Sr. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her brother, Louis Scott Salter and a step-brother Joe Stecher. She is survived by her husband Gary T. Erb of DeSoto, Missouri, brother Charles Salter, Jr. of Festus, nephews Shane and Daniel Salter of Tampa, Florida, Kris Salter and wife Maria of Savannah, Georgia, step-nephew Mickey Delcambre, step-niece Sarah Delcambre, step-sisters Mary Stecher of Fenton, Missouri, Patricia Delcambre and husband Mike of Westfield, Indiana and Diane Stecher of Imperial, Missouri, father-in-law Ken Erb of St. Louis County, Missouri and mother-in-laws Kathy Erb and Kay Erb of St. Louis County. She was an LPN at St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Louis and an avid animal lover. Visitation 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus, Missouri with funeral services 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, December 12, 2012 officiated by Tamara Huff. In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorials to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Humane Society.
Edna May “Skeet” Yarbrough, Age: 90, of De Soto, MO, passed away December 7, 2012 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City, MO. She was a Homemaker. Born January 12, 1922 in Henrietta, Oklahoma, she was the Daughter of the late Leslie and Rita (Glesius) Welshon. She was also preceded in death by her Husband, the late Melvin Yarbrough, Sr. She is survived by her Son: Dennis Yarbrough, De Soto, MO (preceded in death by one son, Melvin Yarbrough, Jr.); Brothers & Sisters: Roy (Marcella) Welshon, Sr., Farmington, MO (preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond & Robert Welshon), Sister-in-Law: Flossie Welshon, Mundelein, IL. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, De Soto, MO and a Charter Member of George A. Sutton Memorial VFW Auxiliary Post #1831. Funeral Service: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 11 AM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Officiated by: Rev. Dr. Jeremy Muniz. Place of Burial: Peaceful Ridge Cemetery, De Soto, MO. Visitation: Monday, December 10, 2012 from 4 PM -8 PM. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.
Lindell “Chuck” D. Curneal, Age: 73 of Desloge, MO (formerly of Florissant, MO), passed away December 8, 2012 at Barnes Jewish Hospital – St. Louis, MO. He was a Truck Driver for Amoco-BP. Born December 18, 1938 in Essex, MO, he was the Son of the late Carl & Edith (Nee Scudder) Curneal. He is survived by his Wife: Gloria (nee White) Curneal, Desloge, MO; Son: Barry (Kathy) Curneal of O’Fallon, MO; Brothers & Sisters: Glenn Curneal of Chaffee, MO; Wanda Alford of Bloomsfield, MO; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law,: Allen & Doris Shearin of Catawissa; Delores Salisbury of Arnold; Don & Pat Kozloski of Hillsboro; Bob & Rita Boeving of De Soto; Conrad & Elaine Stromberg of De Soto; and Gary & Mart Brune of New Haven; Grandchildren: Blake Harper; mother-in-law, Mary White of Owensville, MO. He was a member of Teamster’s. Memorial Service: Saturday December 15, 2012 @ 11 AM Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Officiated by: Daniel Martin. Place of Burial: Good Shepherd Cemetery, Hillsboro, MO. Visitation: Memorial Gathering Saturday December 15, 2012 from 10 AM-11 AM @ Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.
Michael William Jenkins, Age: 64, of Hillsboro, MO, passed away December 8, 2012 at Festus Manor at Festus, Missouri. He was a Program Analyst for Sverdrup. Born November 19, 1948 in Sycamore, Illinois, he was the Son of the late Lewis and Jeanne (Krueter) Jenkins. He is survived by his Wife Victoria (nee Schodroski) Jenkins, Hillsboro, MO; Brothers & Sisters: Dr. David (Tracey) Jenkins, Aurora, IL, Barbara (Barry) Berg, Wisconsin, Pat Wyatt, Ottawa, IL. He was a member of Our Lady Catholic Church, Festus, MO. Memorial Mass: Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 11 AM at Our Lady Catholic Church, Festus, MO. Officiated by: Father John Kerber. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.
Arleen Alice Woffenden, age 89, of Cibolo, Texas passed away Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City, Missouri. She was born December 7, 1923 in Kennebec, South Dakota the daughter of the late Vida (nee Sanders) and George Floyd. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband George R. Woffenden, a brother Donald Floyd, a sister Bonnie Porterfield and two grandchildren. She is survived by sons Charles Richard “Chuck” Woffenden and wife Carol of Trent, Texas, George Russell Woffenden and wife Joyce of Penrose, Colorado and William Clayton Woffenden and wife Marianne of Winter, Texas, daughters Jeanne Ann Williams of Mesa, Arizona, Vida Carrie (Curtis Lyles) Linton of Cibolo, Texas and Mary Gail Murchison and husband James of Festus, Missouri, eleven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great grandchildren. She was a cook and a waitress, a member of the Eagles Club and Senior Center in Clovis, New Mexico. Private family services to be held at a later date. Memorials preferred to the Senior Center in Clovis, New Mexico.
Fredia I. (DeClue) Dixon,
73, of Richwoods entered into rest on December 10, 2012 at
Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born March 16, 1939 in
Cadet, Missouri; she was the daughter of the late Gilbert
"Woody" DeClue and Mildred (Buchanan) DeClue. She was
preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Scott Dixon in June
2004. Mrs. Dixon was the mother of Carl "Rusty" Ayres,
Potosi, Freida (George) Zavadil, Corpus Christi, TX, and
Audrey Gale Richards of Festus. She also leaves behind two
brothers, David (Barbara) DeClue of Beaverton,OR, and Donald
(Beverly) DeClue of Festus; two sisters, Virginia (Bobby
Santos) Wagaman of Aloha, OR; four grandchildren, Jason
(Margo) Rulo, Stephanie (Jason) Babb, Belinda (Tim) Northrup
and Christopher DeVore; four great-grandchildren, Scottie
Rulo, Ian James Zavadil, Marcia Northrup, and Amanda
Northrup. Besides her husband and parents, she was also
preceded in death by a sister, Edith Nowak and
granddaughter, Angela Zavadil. Mrs. Dixon enjoyed embroding,
listening to gospel music, working jigsaw puzzles, playing
Yahtzee and cards. She was a homemaker and attended the
Apostolic Church in Jesus, Richwoods, Missouri. Services are
private. Memorials/Donations: St. Judes Childrens Reseach
Hospital, Memorial and Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place,
Memphis, TN 38105-1942