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Debra L. (Pruneau) Yates, age 52, of DeSoto, MO, entered into rest on Sunday, January 1, 2012 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born on September 22, 1959, in Crystal City, MO to Betty P. (Horton) Pruneau of Crystal City and the late William E. Pruneau. Along with her mother, she is survived by her husband of 24 years; John Yates of Desoto, MO, daughters: Jessical (Rob) Metcalf of Festus, MO and Alyssa (Seth) Yates of DeSoto, MO, granddaughters: Cailey and Taylor Metcalf, sisters: Cheryl (Michael) Eccard of Baltimore, MD, Jan (Warren) Glaze of Pevely, MO, Karla (Lonnie) Carter of Hillsboro, MO, Karen (George) Hawkes of DeSoto, MO, Christi (Joan) Pruneau of Crystal City, MO, and Kimberly Braddy of Crystal City, MO, brothers: Bill (Debbie) Pruneau of Festus, MO, Terry (Tammy) Pruneau of DeSoto, MO, Rocky Pruneau of Pevely,, MO, Dennis (Carolyn) Pruneau of DeSoto, MO, Ronnie (Betty) Pruneau of Crystal City, MO, Ernie (Cassie) Pruneau of Fletcher, MO and Eric (Lori) Pruneau of Crystal City, MO and many nieces and nephews. She was a child care manager at Adventures in Learning in DeSoto. She was a member of Fairview Christian Church in Festus. She liked going to yard sales and the casino and loved her children. Funeral service to be held on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at Mahn Twin City Chapel in Festus at 11:00am. Visitation on Wednesday from 5-8pm. Interment Peaceful Ridge Cemetery in DeSoto. Pastor Eric Eggen to officiate. Donations preferred to the family.

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Linda K. Becquette, age 55, of Crystal City, MO, entered into rest on Monday, January 2, 2012 at Crystal Oaks Nursing Center. She was born on February 8, 1956, in St Louis, to the late Alroy and Shirley (Kinder) Becquette Sr. She is survived by her sons: Marvin (Stephanie) Becquette of Arnold, MO and Alan (Jacqueline) Becquette of Festus, MO, grandchildren: Marvin Becquette Jr and Alexander Cheatham, brothers: Elroy (fiance: Mary Becker) Becquette Jr of Pevely, MO and Joseph (Jacquelyn) Becquette of Festus, MO, sisters: Erma Becquette of Herculaneum, MO, Jacqueline Bolden of Crystal City, MO, and Brenda Becquette of Festus, uncle: John (Gloria) Becquette of Festus, MO, aunts: Mary Brown, Mary Becquette and Ozea Kinder all of Crystal City, MO, nieces, nephews,. cousins and special friends: Carrie Govreau and family, Ladonna Guess and family and Patty Camp and family. She was a former cook at the Robin Hood Restaurant in Pevely and a member of the Buren Chapel AME Church. She loved Cardinal baseball, music, watching movies and children. Funeral service to be held on Friday, January 6, 2012 at 7PM at Mahn Twin City Chapel in Festus. Visitation Friday from 4-7PM. Interment Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens. Reverend Freeman Robinson to officiate service. Donations preferred to the family.

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Robert William Hewitt, age 75, of Springfield, Tennessee, passed away Monday, January 2, 2012 at NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield.  He was born May 14, 1936 in Crystal City, Missouri the son of the late Agnes “Sis” (nee Crane) and Wallace Hewitt. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Elise (nee Drake) Hewitt, a sister Myra Salsbury and two brothers Thomas and Donald Hewitt. He is survived by a son Steven Hewitt and wife Christine of Joelton, Tennessee, daughters Stephanie Link and husband Jon of Denver, Colorado and Susan Howell of Springfield, Tennessee, grandchildren Justin Hewitt and wife Crystal, Gavin Hewitt and wife Pannan, Evan Hewitt, Samuel Hewitt, Brennan Link, Ella Link, Emilla Link and Rachael Howell, step-grandchildren Virgil Sampson and Jeanetta Harper and husband James. He was retired from the United States Marine Corps having served two tours in Vietnam. Later he worked as a maintenance supervisor in research & development for John Deere Corporation. Visitation after 10:00 A.M. with funeral service at 12:00 noon. Friday, January 6, 2012 at Vinyard Hillcrest Funeral Home in Pevely, Missouri, officiated by Rev. Steve Benke, Lead Pastor of Jefferson Hills Church in Imperial, Missouri.  Interment in Shepherd Hills Cemetery, Barnhart, Missouri.  Memorials preferred to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

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William Theo “Spud” Church, Jr., age 73, of Festus, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in Des Peres, Missouri. He was born May 16, 1938 in Crystal City, Missouri, the son of the late Cora Vera (nee Conardy) and William Theo Church, Sr. He is survived by his wife Sarah Jane (nee Morris) Church, son Jeff Church and wife Lisa of Barrington, Illinois, daughter Lynn Church of Festus, Missouri, grandchildren Lydia and Andrew Church. He was a member of the Elks Lodge #1720 and the Joachim Golf Club of Herculaneum, Missouri, and a retired Forklift Operator for Allen Foods in St. Louis. Visitation at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Friday, January 6, 2012 with Funeral Services Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus with Fr. Joseph Wormek officiating.  Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery, Crystal City, Missouri.

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Dorothy Genevieve Doza, age 93 of Festus, Missouri passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at her residence.  She was born December 24, 1918 in Ste. Genevieve County to the late Genevieve Eve (nee Wolk) and Alfred J. Smith.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by brothers Walter L. and Rudolph A. Smith, son-in-laws Martin “Marty” Gebhardt and Lloyd G. Bates.She is survived by daughters Janice G. Gebhardt of Festus, Carol Bates of Herculaneum, Missouri, a son Oscar V. Doza, Jr. and wife Leanne of Bloomsdale, Missouri, grandchildren  Cheryl Story and husband Brian of Herculaneum, Michelle Shirley of Festus, Dale Bates and wife Debra of Imperial, Missouri, Dealonna Statzel and husband Tim of Crystal City, Missouri, Chad Doza of Kansas City, Missouri, 9 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson Noah Statzel. She was a member of Church of Our Lady and was employed as a seamstress for the Co-Ed Garment Factory. Visitation at Vinyard Funeral Home from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Thursday, January 5, 2012 with Funeral Mass Friday, January 6, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at Church of Our Lady, Festus with Fr. John Kerber, Pastor officiating.  Interment Valle Spring Cemetery, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.  Memorials preferred to Masses.

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Mary Ellen Parrott, age 67 of De Soto, MO, passed away January 3, 2012 at Scenic View Rehabilitation Center. Herculaneum, MO. She was a Homemaker. Born October 7, 1944 in Ballwin, MO, she was the Daughter of the late William H. & Emily (Gaehle) Ries. She is survived by her Husband, Richard Parrott, De Soto, MO; her Daughter: Elizabeth (Jerry) Adams – St. Louis, MO; Brother: Leonhard Ries – Eureka, MO; Grandchildren: Mathew (Heather) Parrott, Avery Adams, and James Parrott; STEP-Great Grandchildren: Timmy. Member of Church: De Soto Christian Church, De Soto, MO. Organizations: Director of American Indian Fantail Club; a member of Rockwood Rockhound Club; served as a Trustee for Valles Lake. Funeral Service:  Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 @ 10:30 AM @ De Soto Christian Church. Officiated by: Rev. Ron Follmer. Place of Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation: Fri. Jan. 6, 2012 from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the De Soto Christian Church Building Fund. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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Wilma L. Thacker, age 97 of Wentzville, MO, passed away January 4, 2012  at Parkland Care & Rehabilitation in Wentzville, MO. She worked at Brown Shoe Shipping Dept.; also worked as a Supervisor for a Vending Co. Born April 24, 1914 in Yell County, Arkansas, she was the Daughter of the late William B. and Allie V. (nee Pence) Bice. She was also preceded by her husband, the late Cheedle O. Thacker. She is survived by a Daughter: Melba “Sue” Parisi, Wentzville, MO; Brothers & Sisters: (preceded in death by siblings, Bobby Bice, Barney “Ed” Bice, Jesse Bice, Ralph Bice, William Bice, Pearl Fairbanks, Noma M. Bice, and Ruby Pate); Grandchildren: 4; Great Grandchildren:  2; Great Great Grandchildren: Funeral Service:  Saturday, January 7, 2012 @ 1:00 PM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Officiated by: William Pate. Place of Burial: Hillsboro Cemetery, Hillsboro, MO. Visitation: Saturday, January 7, 2012 from 11 AM to 1 PM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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Wesley N. Pinson, age 73 of Bismark, MO, passed away January 5, 2012 at Colonial Retirement Home, Bismark, MO. He was a Laborer for a Power Line Construction Company. Born March 1, 1938 in Cannon Mines, MO, he was the Son of the late Elmer Lee & Clementine Louise (nee Prichard) Pinson. He is survived by his Children: Patricia Ann (Robert) Qualls – Redford, MI, Laura Lee (George, II) Beasley – Detroit, MI, Carmon Victoria (David Stiff) Pinson – St. Petersburg, FL,  Jackie (Jim) Naylor – Blackwell, MO, James Robert (Okong Young) Pinson – Waterford, MI, Elmer Lee (Marilyn Maserian) Pinson – Waterford, MI; Brothers & Sisters: Glennon (Alberta) Pinson – De Soto, MO (Preceded in death by siblings: June McAnally, Gary Pinson, Stanley Pinson; Half-Brothers: Mike Rulo, Lindell, Lester, Ira, Elmon “Boney”, Donald & Vernon Pinson; Half-Sisters: Coreen Rulo Pashia, Freda Lane, Jesse Lee Thorn, Iona McCullogh); Grandchildren: 7; Great Grandchildren: 4. Funeral Service: Private Memorial Service. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dietrich- Mothershead Funeral Home.


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Norman Bernard Schuh, age 92 of Festus, Missouri passed away Thursday, January 5, 2012 at Baisch Nursing Center in DeSoto, Missouri.  He was born August 4, 1919 in Festus, the son of the late Mary (nee Kohler) Schuh-Herman and Henry Schuh.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Norma (nee Coleman) Schuh, a daughter Kathy Ann Faver, brothers Valley J. Schuh, Fred Schuh, infants Edward and Ernest Schuh, and sisters Till M. Skaggs and Virginia Lucas. He is survived by daughters Donna Marie Olinger and husband Larry of Festus, and Deborah Lynn Zumwalt and husband Steve of St. Louis, Missouri, a son-in-law Bill Faver, two sisters Verneta Mosier and Rita Skaggs, grandchildren Gary Olinger, Matt Olinger and wife Yolanda,  Brandon and Allison Zumwalt, Jason Faver and two great-granddaughters, Emily and Elizabeth Olinger. He served in the United States Army as a Sergeant with the Fifth Army division across Europe, was a retired glassworker at Pittsburg Plate Glass Company in Crystal City and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #1230. Visitation at Sacred Heart Church, Crystal City, from 10:00 A.M. until time of Funeral Mass at 12:00 Noon, Saturday, January 7, 2012, officiated by Fr. Joseph Wormek, Pastor of Sacred Heart Church.  Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery, Crystal City.  Memorials preferred to the Sacred Heart Cemetery Fund or Masses.

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Albert "Al" L. Trask Jr. age 47,of Crystal City, MO, passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born October 18, 1964, in Festus, MO to the late Patricia (LaFlore) Trask and Albert (Judith) Trask Sr of DeSoto, MO, fiancee: Donna Hutson of Crystal City, MO, son; Alex Trask of Crystal City, MO, daughter: Victoria Trask of Festus, MO, brothers: Michael J. (Amanda) Trask of Festus, MO and Scott (Shannon) Carpenter of Festus, MO, sister: Cynthia Trask of Bonne Terre, MO and stepfather: Ken (Diane) Crocker of Park Hills,MO. He was a 16 year supervisor for River Cement Corporation, He was a member of the Conservation Club of Festus and loved fishing, mushroom hunting and archery.Funeral service t o be held on Monday, January 9, 2012 at 11am at Mahn Twin City Chapel in Festus. Visitation Sunday from 5-8pm. Interment Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens. Pastor Jarold Lux to officiate service.Donations appreciated to C.A.R.E. (Coalition for Animal Rescue and Education), PO Box 2203, Hillsboro, MO 63050 or American Cancer Society, 4207 Lindell Boulevard, St Louis, MO 63108 

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Leona M. Maxwell, age 87 of De Soto, Missouri, passed away  January 6, 2012  at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Crystal City, MO. She was a Homemaker. Born August 21, 1924 in De Soto, Missouri, she was the Daughter of the late Lawrence Edwin and Della Charlotte (nee Smith) Levall. She was also preceded in death by her husband, the late Arthur W. Maxwel. She is survived by a Son: James (Amy) Maxwell, Sr., De Soto, MO; Brothers & Sisters: (preceded in death by siblings, Edgar “Speed” Levall, Earl “Shot” Levall, Ron Levall, Glynn “Tub” Levall, Clifford Levall, Mary Ida Levall, and Lynn “Windy” Levall; and sister-in-law, Marcella Levall); Survived by Sister-in-Laws: Dorothy Levall, Bernice Levall, and Jerry Levall; Grandchildren: James Maxwell, Jr., De Soto, MO; Matthew Maxwell, De Soto, MO. Funeral Service: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 @ 11:00 AM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Officiated by: Bro. Wayne Gibson. Place of Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, De Soto, MO. Visitation: Monday, January 9, 2012 from 5 PM – 8 PM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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Darlene Marie Loesch, age 78, of Crystal City, Missouri, passed away Friday, January 6, 2012 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City.  She was born October 31, 1933 in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of the late Norine (nee Osick) and Wilbert Harmann. She is survived by her husband LeVaughn Dale Loesch, daughters Linda Gant and husband Donald of Festus, Missouri, and Karen Kenehan and husband Robert of Denver, Colorado, a sister-in-law Virginia Harmann of Florissant, Missouri, grandchildren Brandy Polk and husband Donald, Crystal Nelson, Brook Pulliam and husband Ryan, Dillon Gant and Cody Maloy, and 10 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a brother Kenneth Harmann. Visitation 10:00 A.M. with funeral services 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus, officiated by Rev. Danny Loesch, pastor of High Ridge Church of Christ.  Interment National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri.

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Larry J. Love, age  57 of De Soto, Missouri, passed away January 6, 2012  at vJefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City, MO. He was a machinist for Heizer Aerospace. Born April 3, 1954 in Bonne Terre, MO, he was the Son of the late Harlan L. Love and Mother: Barbara Jean (nee Govero) Love, De Soto, MO. Along with his Mother he is survived by his Wife: Laura (nee Seyfarth) Love, De Soto, MO and Children: Toby (Shelly) Love, De Soto, MO, Shawna (Andy) Schutte, De Soto, MO (preceded in death by one son, Gabriel Love);    Sisters: Karen (David) Rogers, De Soto, MO and Denise Love, De Soto, MO (preceded in death by one brother, Gary Love); Grandchildren: Gabe, Hannah, Grant, Kelsey, Emily, and Bethany. Member of Church: St. Rose of Lima Church, De Soto, MO. Organizations: 4th degree Knights of Columbus, Cardinal Glennon Assembly. Funeral Mass: Monday, January 9, 2012 @ 10:00 AM at St. Rose of Lima Church, De Soto, MO. Officiated by:  Father Alexander Anderson. Place of Burial: Calvary Cemetery, De Soto, MO. Visitation: Sunday, January 8, 2012 from 3 PM to 8 PM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. As an expression of sympathy memorials may be given to St. Vincent DePaul. Funeral Arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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Gregory Hillis Creasman, age 39, of Maryville, MO (formerly of DeSoto) passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2012 at his residence. Born April 10, 1972, in St Louis, MO to the late Lloyd and Joyce M. (Burns) Creasman. He is survived by his brother: Mark (Deborah) Griffin of Arnold, MO and sisters: Anita (David) Gipson of Bonne Terre, MO, Kimberly (Thomas) Syron of Desoto, MO and Joby (Joseph Filipiak) Creasman of St Louis, MO. He was a welder and enjoyed fishing and the outdoors. Private services to be held.

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Juanita Gertrude Scaggs, age 87 of DeSoto, Missouri, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2012 at Hillcrest Care Center in DeSoto.  She was born December 12, 1924 in Pevely, Missouri the daughter of the late Della Cleo (nee Austin) and Clarence Jones. She is survived by sons John Howard Scaggs and wife Debbie of Hillsboro, Missouri and  Matthew Clarence Scaggs of DeSoto, a brother Eugene “Allen” Jones of Arnold, Missouri, a sister Betty Whited of Pilot Knob, Missouri, and three grandchildren Angie Ritch and husband Michael of Hillsboro, Amanda Scaggs of Hillsboro and John M. Scaggs and wife Kristen of Festus, Missouri. She was preceded in death by a brother Donald Jones, and former husband John Howard “Bud” Scaggs. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Herculaneum/Pevely, Missouri. Visitation 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, January 12, 2012 at Vinyard Funeral Home, Festus, with funeral services 10:00 A.M., Friday, January 13, 2012.  Interment Sandy Cemetery, Hillsboro.  Memorials preferred to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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Eva Corina Beckman, age 91, of Pevely, Missouri, formerly of DeSoto, Missouri passed away Monday, January 9, 2012 at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis County, Missouri.  She was born June 18, 1920 in Cave-in-Rock, Illinois the daughter of the late Alice (nee Price) and Loren Hufsey.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by husbands, Charles Edward Blaine and John Norman Beckman, 5 brothers, 1 sister and an infant daughter Bonnie Sue Blaine. She is survived by a son Edward Blaine and wife Ruth of Pevely, a granddaughter Ashley Firle and husband Spencer of Arnold, Missouri and a former daughter-in-law Denise Blaine of Arnold. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in DeSoto. Memorial Service and interment, 10:45 A.M. Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at National Cemetery Chapel, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri.  Memorials preferred to Jefferson County Rescue Mission, 8943 Commercial Blvd., Pevely, Missouri 63070.  Arrangements under the direction of Vinyard Funeral Home.

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Violet Marie Brown, age 71 of Hillsboro, Missouri passed away Monday, January 9, 2012 at her home.  She was born October 1, 1940 in Herculaneum, Missouri the daughter of the late Glenda Mabel (nee Plummer) Bryant and the late Alvin Duren. She is survived by her husband Junior Brown, a son William Brown of Festus, Missouri,  step-children Laurie Wheeler of St. James, Missouri, Karen Wayland of St. Clair, Missouri, Meloney Young and husband Marty of St. Clair, Michelle Brown of St. Clair, Mike Brown and wife Shelby of St. Clair and Keith Brown and wife Tracey of St. Clair, grandchildren Christina Fouler and Matthew Brown, grandchildren Nevah and Nathan Fouler and numerous step-grandchildren. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by sisters Jeanette Alvina Duncan and Dorothy Ferguson, and her step-father Harold R. Bryant. She was a forklift operator for Anheuser Busch Brewery in St. Louis, Missouri. Visitation 10:00 A.M.with services at 1:00 P.M. Friday, January 13, 2012 at Vinyard Hillcrest Funeral Home in Pevely, Missouri, officiated by Rev. Terry Crank, Pastor of First Christian Church of Hematite, Missouri.  Interment Herculaneum Cemetery, Herculaneum, Missouri.

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Anthony “Tony” Wayne Ramspott, age 50 of Festus, MO, passed away January 10, 2012 in Festus, Missouri. He was a Receiving Storeroom Tech for Jefferson Regional Medical Center; also worked at Ram Tire, Festus, MO. Born July 15, 1961 in Granite City, Illinois, he was the Son of the late Leonard and Rebecca L. (Hailey) Ramspott. He is survived by Brothers & Sisters: Arthur Long, Jr., San Antonio, TX, Joyce (William) Sternberg, Festus, MO, Judy (Floyd) Rush, Corning, AR, David (Karen) Owings, Festus, MO (preceded in death by one sister, Jo Ann Daughty); Special Niece: Janie Daughty; Several Nieces and Nephews. Member of Church: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Crystal City, MO. Organizations: Jefferson Regional Medical Center Auxilliary. Funeral Mass: Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Officiated by: Father  Joseph Wormek. Place of Inurnment: Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, MO. Visitation: Thursday, January 12, 2012 from 4 PM – 8 PM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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Fannie M. Riney, age 83, of Festus, MO entered into rest on January 10, 2012 at Fountainbleau Nursing Home. Born on July 19, 1928,  in Coffman, Missouri to the late Freddie and Ida (Underwood) Franks. She is survived by her son: Terraine (Joan) Casey of Hillsboro, MO, 9 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, and a sister Ozea Kinder. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband:: Richard Riney, brothers: William Franks, Herbert Franks, Eugene Franks, and James Franks, and sister: Lorraine Flemmings. She was a retired housekeeper for Famous Barr and worked as a nurses aid at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Ward AME Church and was instrumental in getting Mt Zion Cemetery restored. Funeral service was held on Monday, January 16, 2012 at 7pm at Mahn Twin City Chapel in Festus. Visitation from 5-7pm. Interment Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens. Reverend Freeman Robinson officiated services.

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Veola Christine Goff, age 91, of Festus, MO entered into rest on January 12, 2012 at Crystal Oaks Nursing Center. Born on March 6, 1920, in Gray Ridge, Missouri to the late Willie and Maggie (Abott) Oliver. She is survived by her sons: Harold (Barbara) Goff of Iowa City, IA and Larry (Debbie) Goff of Festus, MO, daughters: Joyce (David) Mueller of DeSoto, MO, Patricia (James) Graham of Danvers, MA, and Linda Goff of North Liberty, IA, 8 grandchildren: Gary (Cindy) Mueller, Tracy (Jason) Sells, Jason (Erica) Goff, Justin Goff, Martin (Cintia) Roth, Matthew (Christy) Roth, April (Kevin) Kilper and Brian (Lacey) Goff, 9 great grandchildren, and brothers: Lindell (Odell) Oliver of Dothan, AL and Willis (Dorothy) Oliver of Moorehouse, MO. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Olden Goff. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and cooking for her family. Funeral service was held on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 11am at Mahn Twin City Chapel in Festus.. Visitation was from 5-8pm on Friday. Interment RoseLawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials preferred to American Cancer Society and JRMC Hospice. Pastor Jim Richman to offiiciate services.

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Mollie N. Ingram, 85, of DeSoto passed away January 12, 2012, at Hillcrest Nursing Center in DeSoto.  Mrs. Ingram worked as a fancy stitcher for the DeSoto Shoe Factory for 24 years.  She was a member of the Open Door Apostolic Church.  Born May 3, 1926, in Coffman, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Joseph A and Nettie (Oldham) Brown.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold E. Ingram. She is survived by three daughters: Linda (Jim) Patterson of Cadet, Diane Ingram of Brazil, Indiana and Kathy (Vernon) Smith of DeSoto; one son, Gary (Sue) Ingram of Fletcher; a daughter-in-law, Marion Ingram of DuQuion, Illinois; 20 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a son, Danny Ingram; three brothers, Virgil, Ray and Ralph Brown and two sister, Virgie Poteet and Margaret Kissee. Funeral services were held Jan 16 at Mahn DeSoto Chapel, officiated by Derry Bowling.  Burial was in the Peaceful Ridge Cemetery in DeSoto.  Memorials may be made to the Hillcrest Nursing Center Activities Dept., c/o Vicki Brown, 1108 Clark St., DeSoto 63020.  Arrangements were under the direction of Mahn Funeral Home.

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John D. Collier Jr., Age 53, of Hillsboro, MO entered into rest on January 14, 2012 at his residence. Born on October 16, 1958, in St Louis, MO to Connie Whitehead Stevens of Crystal City, MO and the late John D. Collier Sr. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife: Theresa (Roth) Collier of Hillsboro, MO, sons: Joshua (Amber) Collier of DeSoto, MO and Jason (Dawn) Collier of Festus, MO, daughters: Heather (Scott) Honer of Hillsboro, MO and Mendy Schlater of Arnold, MO, grandchildren: Nikolas, Alexis, Summer, Isaiah, Jacob and Layla, brother: Stephen Collier of French Village, MO and sister: Tami (Dave) Morris of Granite City, IL, aunt and uncle: Bonnie and Walter Hinton of Pevely, MO, and numerous nieces,nephews, and friends. He was the owner of Whitehead Brothers Painting and was a member of the Elks Lodge #1721 of Festus and Amvets Post #42 of Herculaneum. He was also a member of Selma Baptist Church of Festus. Funeral service was held on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at Mahn Twin City Chapel in Festus. Visitation Tuesday from 4-8pm. Interment Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society. Reverend Sam Williams officiated services.

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Dennis L. Ashby, age 64, of Pevely, MO entered into rest on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at DePaul Hospital. Born July 8, 1947, in Minneapolis, MN to Patricia (Withrow) Ashby of Oakville, MO and the late Robert Ashby. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife: Wanda (Belford) Ashby of Pevely, MO, sons: Jeff (Lisa) Ashby of Tavernier, FL, Brian (Kristen) Ashby of Festus, MO, Jonah (Sondra) Ashby of Festus, MO and Simon Ashby of Pevely, MO, daughters: Sarah (Jeff) Huck of Washington, MO and Loretta (Chuck) Bennedick of High Ridge, MO, grandchildren: Nicky, Katy, Cameron, Kallie, Mackenzie, Jackson, Kiley, Landon, Logan and Emmett, brother: David (Roxanne) Ashby of DeBary, FL, sisters: Jeanne (Gary) Radford of Arnold, MO and Debbie (Mark) Westerbelt of Arnold, MO. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his sister: Susie Martin. He was a retired assembler for Chrysler Corporation and a member of the United Auto Workers. He was a United States Army veteran and also served in the Army National Guard. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle.  Memorial service to be held on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 1pm at Mahn Twin City Chapel in Festus. Memorial visitation from 10am-1pm. Interment private. Service officiated by Pastor Tim Notz. Donations preferred to the family

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Eileen M. Bradford, 86, of DeSoto passed away on Jan 15, 2012 at her home.  Mrs Bradford was employed with the Jefferson County Building Commission in Hillsboro. Born October 19, 1925 in St. Louis, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Donoghue and Goldie (Wideman) Santonas.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Edward Bradford. She is survived by a son, Michael (Kathy) Bradford of DeSoto, five daughters, Dorothy (Charles) Missey of DeSoto, Norma Adney of DeSoto, Ruth Ann (James) Becker,  Bonne Terre, Kathy (David) Gegg of Festus and Rebecca Ann (Carl) Rhineberger of Festus, a sister, Patricia (Tony) Bollinger of Cape Girardeau, 21 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a son, Edward Bradford, a brother Thomas Donoghue, and a grandson, Andrew Burris. Funeral services were held January 21 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in DeSoto.  Burial was in the DeSoto City Cemetery.  Arrangements were under the direction of Mahn Funeral home in DeSoto.

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Thomas Leeroy Kennedy, Sr., age 90, of Festus, Missouri passed away Sunday, January 15, 2012 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City, Missouri.  He was born December 22, 1921 in St. Francois County, Missouri, the son of the late Sarah (nee Burcham) and James A. Kennedy.  His is survived by his wife of sixty-nine years, Ivy “Georgette” (nee Ogletree) Kennedy,  daughters Georgia Paterno and husband Ramon of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Virginia Ocello and husband Dennis of St. Charles County, Missouri, Deborah Becker and husband Bill of Festus, and Ann Hoffman and husband Bob of Festus, sons Thomas L. Kennedy, Jr. and wife Diana of Hillsboro, Missouri, James Kennedy and wife Donna of DeSoto, Missouri, David Kennedy and wife Lisa of Festus, a son-in-law Franklin C. Melton of Arnold, Missouri, a sister-in-law Mary Kennedy, 19 Grandchildren, 24 Great-Grandchildren and 5 Great-Great Grandchildren. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by brothers James Lloyd Kennedy, Woodrow R. Kennedy, sisters Madelaine Francis and late husband Earl, Geraldine Aslinger and late husband Charles, Madonna Kirby and late husband William and Gertrude Kennedy. He was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church of Festus.  He worked as a cabinetmaker with Regel Cabinet Company is St. Louis, Missouri and also was the owner/operator of K&B Sales Auction House. Visitation from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at Vinyard Funeral Home, Festus.  Then at Wesley Memorial United Methodist  Church, Highways 61 and AA, Festus, on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. followed by services at 11:00 A.M., officiated by Rev. Tony Townley, pastor of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.  Interment in Danby Cemetery, Danby, Missouri. Memorials in his memory are preferred to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.

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Cynthia L. “Cindy” Nash, age 61 of De Soto, Missouri, passed away January 15, 2012 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City, MO. She was a Manager at an Optical Shop. Born August 29, 1950 in Bonne Terre, Missouri, she was the Daughter of the late Clifford M. and Wilma (nee Harris) Hill. She is survived by her children: Jodie Nash, De Soto, MO and Dennis William “Denny” (Amie) Nash, De Soto, MO; Brothers & Sisters: Anita (David) Byers, Festus, MO, Martin (Maggie) Hill, Sr., Villa Ridge, MO, Lyman Hill, Villa Ridge, MO; Grandchildren: Jayden, Zach, and Katie; Nieces and Nephews: (preceded in death by one niece, Traci Byers). Member of Church: Park View Baptist Church, De Soto, MO. Funeral Service: Thursday, January 19, 2012 @ 11:00 AM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Officiated by: Greg McCord. Place of Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, De Soto, MO. Visitation: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 from 5 PM – 8 PM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations to Make-A-Wish Foundation. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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Frederick A. “Fred” Schlett, age 86 of De Soto, Missouri passed away January 15, 2012 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Crystal City, MO. He was a retired Foreman for Missouri Pacific Railroad. Born June 25, 1925 in De Soto, Missouri, he was the Son of the late Adam and Lillie (nee Cook) Schlett. He is survived by his wife Dorothy A. (nee Landrum) Schlett, De Soto, MO; Daughter: Linda (Ray) Noonan, Arnold, MO. Brothers & Sisters: Mary Lou (Norman) Sloan, De Soto, MO and Andrew Schlett, De Soto, MO (preceded in death by siblings, Adam and Edward Schlett; Martha Becker; Theresa Webb; and Bertha Boyer). Member of Church: St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, De Soto, MO. Organizations: WWII American Military Railway Service; Board of Directors of Families of Calvary Cemetery, Inc. Funeral Mass: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 @ 10:00 AM at St. Rose of Lima Church, Officiated by:  Father Alexander Anderson & Msgr. Jerome Buchheit. Place of Burial:  Calvary Cemetery, De Soto, MO. Visitation:  Tuesday, January 17, 2012 from 5 PM – 8 PM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be given to the Diabetes Association. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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Calvin E. “Gene” Baker, age 86 of De Soto, MO, passed away January 16, 2012 at Missouri Veterans Home, St. James, MO. He was a Car Inspector for Missouri Pacific Railroad; retired in 1985. Born January 24, 1925 in Richwoods, MO, he was the Son of the late John T. and Ethel (nee DeClue) Baker. He is survived by his wife Josephine “Jo Ann” Baker, De Soto, MO; Children: Dean (Mary) Baker, Festus, MO, Hart (Lillian) Vernon, Imperial, MO, Keith (Nancy) Vernon, Imperial, MO, Stephan Baker, Hillsboro, MO, Linda (Clayton) Henry, De Soto, MO, Ann (Brian Werner) Baker, De Soto, MO, Debbie (Michael) Sparks, De Soto, MO (preceded in death by two sons, Gary Baker and Timothy Sampson; one daughter, Karen McIntyre); (preceded in death by one brother, Edward Baker and one sister, Margaret Wilkerson); Grandchildren: 22, Charidy (Lynn) Rapien, Hart Vernon, II, Ginny (Robbie) Wills, Patrick (Tara) Henry, Nicholas Henry, Zachary Vernon, Geoffrey (Ashley) Baker, Bryant Baker, Justin (Cassie) Carrow, Austin Curtis, Lexi Baker, Kenzi Baker, Julie (Joe) Knittig, Jodie Stephen, Derek Stephen, Matt (Sara) Nivens, Marc (Nicole) Nivens, Christopher (Julia) McIntyre, Lisa Glasscock, Crystal Sparks, Michelle Sparks, and Matt Sparks; Great Grandchildren: 26. Member of Church: New Apostolic Church, De Soto, MO. Organizations: U.S. Navy during WWII; V.F.W. Post #1831; Missouri Amphibious Navy Group; he enjoyed playing and listening to music. Funeral Service: Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 10:30 AM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Officiated by: Tony Bieser. Place of Burial: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO. Visitation: Thursday, January 19, 2012 from 4 PM – 8 PM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. As an expression of sympathy memorials to the Alzheimers Association. Funeral Arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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William John “Bill” Hessel, age 70, of Festus, Missouri, passed away Monday, January 16, 2012, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.  He was born November 10, 1941 in South Roxana, Illinois the son of the late Norma (nee Steehlinger) and William Harrison Hessel. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carol (nee Schiller) Hessel, sons William John Hessel, Jr. and wife Brenda of Festus, and Robert Walter Hessel and wife Michele of Greer, South Carolina, sisters Emily Pogue of Marshall, Missouri, and Pat Pierce and husband Rich of Gerald, Missouri, a brother Danny Hessel and wife Karen of St. Louis, grandchildren Julie, Kaileigh, Zane and Nick Hessel, step grandchildren Amanda, Heather and Virginia, and step great-grandchildren Sebastian and Brendyn. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother-in-law Frank Pogue and infant twin sons Bradley and Brian. He was the owner/operator of Hessel Truck Gears and Rebuilders in St. Louis, retiring in 2009, and a member of Faith Baptist Church of Festus. A memorial gathering is scheduled for 11:00 A.M. with a celebration of life service at 12:00 noon Saturday, February 11, 2012, at Faith Baptist Church, 11835 County Road CC, Festus, officiated by Rev. Matt Culbertson, pastor of Faith Baptist Church.  Memorials preferred to the Missouri Baptist Childrens Home, 11300 St. Charles Rock Road, Bridgeton, Missouri 63044 or Faith Baptist Church Youth Camp Scholarship Fund.

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Alan Dale Sproull, age 58, of DeSoto, Missouri passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at his residence.  He was born February 25, 1953 in St. Louis, Missouri the son of the late Lillian (nee Pincombe) and William Sproull. He is survived by his wife Christine (nee Lynch) of DeSoto, daughter Alison Sproull of DeSoto, sons Randy Gaston and wife Tina of Arnold, Missouri, Ryan Gaston and wife Leigha of Arnold, Missouri and Andrew “Drew” Hendrix of Creve Coeur, Missouri, sister Pam Belleville and husband David of Antonia, Missouri, brothers Jerry Sproull and wife Maryann of Houston, Texas, William “Bill” Sproull and wife Shirley of St. Charles, Missouri, and Mark Sproull and wife Bonnie of Imperial, Missouri, and 2 grandchildren. He served in the United States Air Force, was a truck driver for the Jefferson County Highway Department and was a member of Elks Lodge #1721. A Memorial Gathering at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus, Missouri will begin at 10:00 A.M. with memorial services at 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, January 25, 2012, officiated by Rev. Gene Smith, Student Pastor of First Baptist Church of DeSoto.  Memorials in Alan’s memory may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.  

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Clyde Vernon Kelley, Jr., age 46 of Festus, Missouri, passed away on January 17, 2012 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.  He was born August 16, 1965 in Festus, Missouri the son of the late Alma (nee Morgan) and Clyde Vernon Kelley, Sr. He is survived by his sister Janet Kist and husband Daniel of Piedmont, Missouri, brother Stanley Kelly of Piedmont, Missouri, niece Danna Walker and husband Richie of Jacksonville, Florida, friend Carol Kelley of Festus, Missouri and best friend David Stoll of Festus, Missouri. Visitation from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Friday, January 20, 2012 at Vinyard Funeral Home, Festus with funeral services 11:00 A.M., Saturday, January 21, 2012 officiated by Fr. Joseph Wormek, pastor Sacred Heart Church, Crystal City, Missouri. Interment Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens, Crystal City, Missouri.

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Ronnie Lee “Ron” Moring, 62 of Festus, Missouri passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City, Missouri.  He was born January 4, 1950 in Jonesboro, Arkansas the son of Elnora (nee Mangrum) Moring of Festus and the late J.L. Moring. In addition to his mother he is survived by siblings Jerry (Debbie Buck)  Moring of Mehlville, Missouri,  Nicky Moring of Maryland Heights, Missouri, Elaine Johnson  and husband Steve of Davenport, Iowa,  Debbie Meyer and husband Harry “Squeaker” of Bloomsdale, Missouri, Linda Higgins and husband Gene of Festus, Brenda Baynes of Festus and Jeff Moring and wife Kim of Festus.  He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces great-nephews, extended family and a host of very close friends. In addition to his father he is preceded in death by a brother-in-law John Baynes. He was a developer and a member of Victory Church in Pevely, Missouri. Visitation from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Friday, January 20, 2012 at Vinyard Funeral Home, Festus and then visitation from 9:00 A.M., Saturday, January 21, 2012 until time of service at 10:00 A.M. at Victory Church, #1 Victory Drive, Pevely, Missouri with   Rev. Terry House, Pastor  and Care Pastor Shirley Winford officiating.  Interment Shepherd Hills Cemetery, Barnhart,Missouri.  Memorials preferred to Victory Church, Pevely, Missouri.

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Charles C. Ozanich, age 89, of Desloge, MO, entered into rest on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center in Farmington, MO. Born November 25, 1922, in St Louis, MO to the late Anthony "Tony" and Marie (Malich) Ozanich.  He is survived by his sons: Charles C. (Sally) Ozanich of Festus, MO and Craig C. Ozanich of Desloge, MO, four grandchildren, six great grandchildren and sister: Anne Kempter of St Louis, MO. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife: Wilhelmina (Stolte) Ozanich who passed away in 1996, daughter: Charleen Amick and sister: Helen Sheimen.  He was a retired beer bottler for Anheuser Busch. He was a United States Navy veteran who served his country during World War II. He enjoyed hunting and going to the casino. Private services held. Interment: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

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Mark Francis Charleville, age 58 of Festus, Missouri passed away Thursday, January 19, 2012 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City, Missouri.  He was born November 23, 1953 in St. Louis, Missouri the son of the late Marilyn Kathryn (nee Alcott) and Chester “Chay” Charleville. He is survived by one sister Sharon Charleville of Festus, aunts Inez Hampton of Festus, Florence “Peggy” Oberle of Festus, Selma Alcott of Festus, Kathy Alcott of Wheat Ridge, Colorado and Helen Alcott of St. Louis, Missouri, one uncle John Oberle of Festus and numerous cousins. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by aunts Jan “Beaver” Westhoff, Theresa “Irene” Linderer, Josephine Alcott, Bessie Charleville, Virginia Charleville and uncles Joseph, Edward, Donald and Richard “Dick” Alcott, Donald Hampel, Bill Westhoff, Rudy Linderer and Edward Charleville. He was a 1972 Graduate of St. Pius High School in Crystal City, held a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Education from the University of Missouri, St. Louis.  He was a member of the Church of Our Lady in Festus.  He was a parochial school teacher and formerly taught business and coached freshman football at CBC High School in Clayton, Missouri. Visitation from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Monday, January 23, 2012 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus with Funeral Mass to be held at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at Church of Our Lady with Fr. John Kerber officiating.  Interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Crystal City.  Memorials preferred to Church of Our Lady or St. Pius X High School.

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Myrtle L. Pettus-Filkins, age 82 of De Soto, MO, passed away January 19, 2012 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO. She was as Homemaker. Born January 8, 1930 in De Soto, Missouri, she was the Daughter of the late Thomas and Martha (nee Iahn) Rawson. Also preceded in death by 1st Husband, Raymond Pettus and by son, Terry (Shirley “Mrs. Chuck Lotz) Pettus, Sr.). She is survived by her husband Robert Filkins; Brothers & Sisters: Bernice Haverstick, De Soto, MO, Ruby Roberts, Valles Mines, MO, Mabel Akins, De Soto, MO. Elba Head, Lakewood, CO (preceded in death by siblings, Norma Knickles, Gladys May, Alice Mayo, Lucille Hogan, Thomas Rawson, and Wayne Rawson); Grandchildren: Terry (Beverly) Pettus, II, French Village, MO and Joe (Shawna) Pettus, Wentzville, MO; Great Grandchildren: Terry Pettus, III, Tyler Pettus, Gianna Pettus, Bodhi Pettus, and Asher Pettus. Member of Church: Mount Olive United Methodist Church, De Soto, MO. Organizations: De Soto Senior Center. Funeral Service: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Mount Olive United Methodist Church. Officiated by:  Rev. Nancy Smith. Place of Burial: St. Francois Memorial Park Mausoleum, Bonne Terre, MO. Visitation: Monday, January 23, 2012 from 4 PM – 8 PM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations to Mt. Olive Methodist Church or De Soto Senior Center. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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Coy W. Strange, age 69, of Warsaw, MO (formerly of Pevely) entered into rest on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia,, Missouri. Born on May 17, 1942, to the late Artie and Ora (Boxx) Strange. He is survived by his wife of 48 years: Norma (Dover) Strange of Warsa, MO, sons: Coy (Lisa) Strange of Festus, MO and Byron (Amy) Strange of Warsaw, MO, grandchildren: Ryan, Alisha (Bryan), Kaleb, Kyle, Olivia and Emily, great grandchild: Kaylie, brothers: Denver (Martha) Strange of Arnold, MO, Donald (Geraldine) Strange of Desoto, MO, Doyle (Fran) Strange of Arnold, MO, and Ronald (Kathy) Strange of Lonedell, MO, sisters: Lora Pierson of DeSoto, MO, Juanita Wofford of Desloge, MO and Barbara (Terry) Christopher of St Clair, MO, sister in law: Frances Strange of Park Hills, MO, Glenda Strange of Illinois and Cheryl Strange of the Phillipines. In addition to his parents, she was preceded in death by his son: Kevin Strange and brothers: Emil Strange, Chandler Strange, and Norvel Strange. He was a retired forklift operator for JD Street Industries. He was a United States veteran who served his country in the Army. He was a member of Soul Harbor Worship Center in Tightwad, MO. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking and church was very meaningful to him. Funeral service to be held on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 12:00 noon at Friendship Assembly of God Church, 323 Marceau, St Louis. Visitation Saturday from 9am-12:00 noon. Interment Shepherd Hills Cemetery. Donations preferred to the family

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William Frank “Red” Watters, Jr., age 83 of Festus, Missouri  passed away Thursday, January 19, 2012 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City, Missouri.  He was born June 17, 1928 in Festus the son of the late Estella (nee Richardson) and William Rudolph Watters. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Helen Laverne (nee Valle) Watters, sons William Kenneth “Kenny” Watters and wife Rhonda of Festus and William Frank “Billy” Watters and wife Michelle of Festus, daughters JoAnn Thompson Anderson of Festus, Bonnie Sue Bieser and husband Randy of Festus, Barbara Alan Drury of Festus, Helen Marie Williams and husband Mark of Bloomsdale, Missouri, 13 Grandchildren, 11 Great-Grandchildren and 1 Great-Great Granddaughter, one sister Loretta Horridge of DeSoto, Missouri and one brother-in-law Ralph Garrett of Valles Mines, Missouri. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother Paul Edward Waters and sisters Wilma Jean Boyer and late husband Fabian, Gerry Leona Garrett, Betty Jean Swyers and late husband Billy and Mary Lee Faulkner. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Crystal City and a retired carpenter and member of Carpenters Union Local #2214. Visitation 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Sunday, January 22, 2012 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus.  Funeral Mass 10:00 A.M. Monday, January 23, 2012 at Sacred Heart Church in Crystal City officiated by Fr. Joseph Wormek, Pastor.  Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery, Crystal City.  Memorials preferred to Sacred Heart Church.

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Ruth Marie Eimer, (nee Schirmer) age 87, of Hillsboro, Missouri, passed away on January 21, 2012, in De Soto, Missouri. She was born June 24, 1924, in St. Louis, Missouri.  She was a member Good Shepherd Catholic Church, in Hillsboro, longtime PSR teacher for Good Shepherd and supporter of Birthright Hillsboro, Missouri. She is survived by, Son-Dennis (Mary) Eimer of Hillsboro, Missouri, Son-Allan Eimer of Hillsboro, Missouri. Daughter-Nancy (Earl) Fredrich of Boonville Missouri, Daughter-Susan (William) Rutledge of Pacific, Missouri, Daughter-Patricia (Wayne) DeCloux, of Barnhart, Missouri, Daughter-Beverly (Mark) Norris of Festus, Missouri, Son-Charles (Sandra) Eimer of Hershey, Pennsylvania. Son-Timothy (Terry) Eimer of Hillsboro, Missouri, Son-Stephen (Karen) Eimer, of Hillsboro, Missouri, Daughter-Rosanne (Bob) Smith of Imperial, Missouri, Sister-Pearl Eimer of High Ridge, Missouri, Brother-William (Evelyn) Schirmer of Fullerton, California, Son In law-Jim Keeney of De Soto, Missouri. Also survived by  32   Grandchildren  18  Great Grandchildren. Preceded in death by, Husband-Robert J. Eimer, Son-Kenneth Eimer, Daughter-Judy Eimer, Daughter-Mary Lou Glore, Son-Vincent Paul Eimer, Daughter-Jane Keeney, Sister-Vera Rogers. Visitation-Wednesday January 25, 2012, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Robert D. Brown Funeral Home, Hillsboro, Missouri. Visitation-Thursday January 26, 2012, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Robert D. Brown Funeral Home, Hillsboro, Missouri. Funeral Mass- Thursday January 26, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Hillsboro, Missouri. Interment-Good Shepherd Catholic Cemetery, Hillsboro, Missouri. Memorials to- Birthright Hillsboro, Missouri would be appreciated by the family.

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Sherry Yvonne Cook

Sherry Yvonne Cook, age 57 of Hillsboro, MO, passed away  January 22, 2012 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City, MO. She was a Homemaker. Born January 5, 1955 in St. Louis, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late William Null and Mary (nee Lamkey) Null, Festus, MO. She was preceded in death by her Husband, the late Barney Cook, Sr. She is survived by her Children: Lisa (Ron) Harmon, Sullivan, MO; Tina Cook, Hillsboro, MO; Barney (Heather) Cook, Jr., Hillsboro, MO; Brothers & Sisters: Barbara Null, Festus, MO; Shirley Null, Springfield, MO; William Null , Sr., Farmington, MO; Michael Null, Sr., De Soto, MO; Donald Null, Sr., De Soto, MO; Half Brothers: Ricky, Timothy, Mark, Craig, and Curtis Null all of St. Louis County; Grandchildren: 8; Nolan and Trinity Cook; Ashley, Heather, and Kaylee Riddle; Aubrey Cook; Brandy & Katie Harmon (preceded in death by one grandchild, Brittney Harmon) Great Grandchildren: 1; Mercadie Harmon; Several nieces and nephews. Funeral Service: Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 11:00 AM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Officiated by:  Tim Theissen. Place of Burial: Hillsboro Cemetery, Hillsboro, MO. Visitation:  Friday, January 27, 2012 from 5 PM – 8 PM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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Geneva I. Berry, 85, Hillsboro, passed away Jan 23. 2012 at Des Peres Hospital.  Mrs. Berry was a homemaker and a member of Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church.  Born March 9, 1926 in Thebes, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Esther (Mabry) Lovell.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Tollie G. Berry. She is survived by a son, Bobby (Kathy) Berry of Hillsboro, two daughters, Patricia Bates of St. Louis and Debra (Don) Whitehead of Hillsboro; two brothers: Bill Lovell of Illinois and Lee Lovell of Texas; a sister, Edna Becker of Jefferson City; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.  She was precded in death by two daughters:  Brenda Silvey and Nancey Woodson, a brother, Leslie Lovell, and two sisters, Orpha Mason and Pearl Pierce. Funeral services were held January 26, 2012 at Mahn DeSoto Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Dave Evans. Burial was in Laurel Hills Memorial Gardens in St. Louis.  Arrangements were the direction of Mahn Funeral Home in DeSoto.

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Raymond A. Charleston Sr, age 92, of Festus, MO, entered into rest on Monday, January 23, 2012 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born on October 18, 1919, in Festus, MO to the late Harvey H. and Gertrude (Gill) Charleston. He was married to the late Georgia R. (Kelly) Charleston who passed away on August 6, 1997. He is survived by his sons: Raymond (Renee') Charleston Jr of Jennings, MO and Harvey (Frances) Charleston of Festus, MO, special friend: Evelyn Carter of Festus, MO, 6 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. In addition to his wife and parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers: Herbert Charleston and John Charleston and sisters: Helen Charleston and Winifred Burton. He was a retired truck driver who worked for C.E.S. and Inman Trucking. He was a United States Army veteran. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. Funeral service to be held on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 9:30am at Mahn Twin City Chapel in Festus. Visitation Thursday from 5pm-8pm. Interment with full military honors at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Reverend Leonard Dennis to officiate services.

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Geneva I. Berry, 85, of Hillsboro, entered into rest on January 23, 2012 in Des Peres Hospital. Mrs. Berry was born on March 9, 1926 in Thebes, Illinois; she was the daughter of the late William H. and Esther (nee Maybry) Lovell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tollie G. Berry. Mrs. Berry was a homemaker. She enjoyed doing crafts and was a member of the Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Bobby (Kathy) Berry of Hillsboro; two daughters: Patricia Bates, of St. Louis and Debra (Don) Whitehead of Hillsboro; two brothers: Bill Lovell of Illinois and Lee Lovell of Texas; one sister, Edna Becker of Jefferson City; eleven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  Along with her parents and husband, Mrs. Berry was also preceded in death by two daughters: Brenda Silvey and Nancy Woodson; a brother, Leslie Lovell; two sisters: Orpha Mason and Pearl Pierce. Visitation: Date: Thursday, January 26, 2012. Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm. Visitation Location: Mahn DeSoto Chapel. Service: Date: Thursday, January 26, 2012 Time: 12:00pm. Service Location: Mahn DeSoto Chapel. Interment: Laurel Hills Memorial Gardens, St. Louis. Memorials/Donations: Donations may be made to the Family. Brother Dave Evans will be officiating the service.

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Timothy Alvin Statzel, age 45, of Crystal City, Missouri, passed away Monday, January 23, 2012 at his home.  He was born June 23, 1966 in Crystal City, the son of Violet (nee Graham) and Alvin Theodore Statzel of Festus, Missouri. He is survived by his wife Dealonna (nee Bates) Statzel, a son Jeremy Statzel and wife Karie of DeSoto, Missouri, daughters Debbie Statzel, Courtney Statzel and Kasey Statzel  all of Crystal City, a brother Jeff Statzel and wife Marcey of Cadet, Missouri and one grandson Noah Statzel. He was a member of the Church of Our Lady in Festus, a mechanic for 26 years at Tire Bargains in Crystal City, and formerly served on the Festus Volunteer Fire Department. Visitation from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, January 26, 2012 with funeral services 10:00 A.M. Friday, January 27, 2012 at Vinyard Funeral Home, Festus, officiated by Fr. John Kerber, pastor of the Church of Our Lady in Festus.  Interment Assumption Catholic Cemetery in Herculaneum, Missouri.  Memorials preferred to “Tim’s Crew”, the Statzel Children’s Trust at Commerce Bank.

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Paul Boots Benton

Paul William “Boots” Benton, age 69, of De Soto, MO, passed away January 24, 2012 at his Residence in De Soto, MO. He was a retired Assembler for Chrysler. Born December 10, 1942 in St. Louis, MO, he was the son of the late William Benton and Mary (Courtaway) Collins and was preceded in death by his granny, Hattie Courtaway. He is survived by his children: Kevin (Denise Phelps) Benton, De Soto, MO; Brothers & Sisters: Carol (Denny) Andrasko, Festus, MO, Thomas (Annette) Collins, Enid, OK; Charles Collins, Festus, MO, Gerald (Roberta) Collins, Norman, OK, Debra (Paul) Boren, De Soto, MO (preceded in death by brothers, William Benton and Ronald Steven Collins, Sr.), Grandchildren: Tanner Benton. Organizations: 1035th Maintenance Unit Missouri Army National Guard; United Auto Workers; and AmVets Post #48. Funeral Service: Friday, January 27, 2012 @ 11:00 AM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Officiated by: Deacon Ed Boyer. Place of Burial: Calvary Cemetery, De Soto, MO. Visitation: Thursday, January 26, 2012 from 5 PM – 9 PM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. As an expression of sympathy memorials to the Kidney Foundation or St. Judes Childrens Research. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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Alice Faye Ridenour, 65, of DeSoto, passed away Jan 25, 2012 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City.  Mrs. Ridenour was born August 1, 1946 in Booth Point, Tennessee; the daughter of Eleanor (McBride) Head of Festus and the late James Head.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Ridenour. In addition to her mother, she is survived by five sons, Charles Ridenour, Jr. of Kansas City, Gregory Ridenour of Jerseyville, Illinois, Gary (Pamela Sue) Ridenour of Cadet, Kevin Ridenour of DeSoto and Steven (Pamela Renee) Ridenour of DeSoto; a daughter, Karen Ridenour of DeSoto; a brother, Larry (Sharon) Head of DeSoto; seven grandchildren:  Jamie, Ashley, Amber, Megan , Dustin and Logan Ridenour and Samatha Nash;  four great-grand children.  She was preceded in death by three brothers: Kenny, Bobby and Danny Head. Funeral services were held January 29, at the Mahn Funeral Home, DeSoto Chapel, officiated by the Reverend Gene Moses.  Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in DeSoto.  Arrangements were under Mahn Funeral Home.

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Iris Hancock

Iris J. Hancock (nee Shook), age 60, of Hillsboro, Missouri, passed away on January 27, 2012 at her home. She was born March 27, 1951, in St. Louis, Missouri. Iris and her husband Dennis were married on April 18, 1969 In St. Louis, Missouri. She was a Dietary Aid at Woodland Manor. She is survived by, Husband-Dennis L. Hancock of Hillsboro, Missouri; Daughter-Tammi (Josh) Meese of Hillsboro, Missouri; Son-Jason Hancock of Hillsboro, Missouri; Son-Ray Hancock of Hillsboro, Missouri; Son-Matt (Carol) Hancock of Festus, Missouri. Mother-Ellen Turner Anderson of Hillsboro, Missouri; Sister-Sharen Brinkman of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; Sister-Eva Walker of Phoenix City, Alabama; Brother-Dale Shook of Mapaville, Missouri. Also survived by her grandchildren, Dan (Tiffany) Hancock, Amanda Zimmerly, Brittany (Eric Knightlinger) Timmons, Amber Hancock, Trey Zimmerly, Christian Hancock, and Blake Hancock. Great Grandchildren, Madyson Hancock and Lily Knightlinger. Preceded in death by, Father-Burl Chester Shook. Infant Son- Kevin Dean Hancock. Visitation-Wednesday February 1, 2012, from 11am to 1pm at Robert D. Brown Funeral Home, Hillsboro, Missouri. Funeral-Wednesday February 1, 2012, at 1pm in the Robert D. Brown Funeral Home Chapel. Interment-Sandy Baptist Cemetery, Hillsboro, Missouri. Memorials to- The American Heart Association would be appreciated by the family.

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Marty Krewson, Sr.

Martin William Krewson, Sr. “Marty”, age 100, of  Hillsboro, MO, passed away January 27, 2012 in Hillsboro, MO  He was an electrician for the L and N Railroad and a wax sculptor. Born Oct. 28, 1911 in Royal, MO, he was the Son of the late Henry & Mary (Lorts) Krewson. He was also preceded in death by his Wife, the late Norma (Hartznagel) Krewson and by his siblings, Jacob Krewson, Eunice Poole, Ella Lorts, Ivan Krewson, and Merle Krewson. He is survived by he Son: Martin (Karen) Krewson, Jr., Hillsboro, MO.  Survived by Grandchildren: Martin “Buzz” (Kari) Krewson, III; Bill (Jody) Dunn, Jr.; Cindy (Steve) Knaup; Scot (Michelle) Dunn; Chris (Cindy) Krewson; Lori (Allen) Boldt; & Kelly Silva;Great Grandchildren: 19; Great Great Grandchildren: 14. He was in the U.S. Naval Reserve. Funeral Service: Tuesday January 31, 2012 @ 10 AM. Officiated by: Bill Dunn, III. Place of Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, St. James, MO. Visitation: Monday January 30, 2012 from 4-8 PM. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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Raydene Schnur

Raydene Schnur, age 65, of Pevely, Missouri, passed away Friday, January 27, 2012 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City, Missouri. She was born November 20, 1946 in Pocahontas, Arkansas, the daughter of the late Mary June (nee Lundry) and Oscar Raymond Davison. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by brothers Ted E. Davison and the late wife Harriet "Pat", Willard L. Davison and late wife Sue and a sister Ruby June Goodwin. She is survived by her husband of nearly fifty years, Anthony J. Schnur, Sr.- married February 16, 1962, a son Anthony J. Schnur, Jr. of Pevely, daughters Mary Fielder and husband Curtis of Festus, Missouri, Terry Whalen of St. Louis County, Missouri, Kerry Fox and husband Ted of Festus, Amie Watson and husband Warren of Pevely, grandchildren Casey and Cassidy Fielder, Sarah Whalen, Nick and Jessica Fox, great-grandchildren Mia and Leland Watson and a sister-in-law Jeannette Schnur. She was a member of Evangel Temple in Maplewood, Missouri. Visitation 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Sunday, January 29, 2012 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus, with funeral services at 1:00 P.M. Monday, January 30, 2012, officiated by Rev. Harold Maxey, Pastor of Evangel Temple in Maplewood. Interment in Shepherd Hills Cemetery, Barnhart, Missouri. Memorials preferred to the American Diabetes Association.

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Joan Marie Zeitz

Joan Marie Zeitz, age 69, of Hillsboro, MO, entered into rest on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at St Lukes Hospital in Chesterfield. Born on March 6, 1942, in St Louis, MO to the late Robert and Hazel (Mallon) Carpentier.  She is survived by her husband of 52 years: Duaine Zeitz of Hillsboro, MO, sons: Daniel (Lonnie) Zeitz of Hillsboro, MO and Gerard (Kathy) Zeitz of Wasilla, AK, daughter: Debra Schnuth of Hillsboro, MO, 5 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, brothes: Thomas Carpentier of California and Gerard (Mary) Carpentier of Columbia, IL, sister: Donna Hagan of Florissant, MO, sister in laws: Phyllis (George) McGuire of Farmington, MO and Beth (Ed) Paszkiewicz of Fenton, MO. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister: Rose Carpentier.  She was retired from Express Scripts where she worked in the distribution deparment for specialty drugs. She was a member of the catholic faith. She enjoyed gardening, reading, traveling and socializing with family and friends. Private services


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Joseph Aaron Bradley, 84, of DeSoto passed away January 30, 2012 in High Ridge.  Mr. Bradley was self-employed and volunteered at the VA Medical Center at Jefferson Barracks for 25 years.  Born December 8, 1927 in Lawrence, Kansas, he was the son of the late Arthur M. and Florence (Hodgeson) Bradley.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Colleen (McCormick) Bradley. He is survived by a son, James (Barbara) Bradley of High Ridge; a daughter, Carolyn (Michael Adams) Klump of Bowling Green; two brothers: David (Jan) Bradley of Festus and Raymond (Mary) Bradley of Lemay; four sister, Ruth Duncil of St. Clair, Sylvia (Norman) Borders of Trenton, Betty (Dennis) Auth of O'Fallon, Illinois and Mary (Richard ) Allord of Madisonville, Texas; three grandchildren: Joshua (Amber) Bradley, Joseph (Nicole) Bradley and Andrea Klump; and five great-grandchildren, Jeffree Bradley, Jaxon Bradley, Justin Bradley, Jakub Bradley and Trevor Johnson.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Homer Bradley and George Bradley; three sisters, Sadie Bradley, Vertha Bradley and Anna Bowman, and a brother-in-law, Charles Duncil. Funeral services were held February 3, at Mahn Funeral Home, DeSoto Chapel.  Burial was in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Memorial Program, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45250-0301.  Arrangements were under the direction of Mahn Funeral Home in DeSoto.

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Susan L. Irwin, age 61 of De Soto, Missouri, passed away January 30, 2012 at her residence in De Soto, MO. She was a Homemaker. Born March 21, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri, she was the Daughter of the late Raymond & Frances (nee Baker) Spiker   . She is survived by her Husband, Daniel C. Irwin, De Soto, MO; Children: Brian Irwin, De Soto, MO; Boone Legate, De Soto, MO, Missi Myers, Marble Hill, MO; fBrothers & Sisters: David “Rick” Spiker, De Soto, MO, Timothy Spiker, Jacksonville, FL, Carol Spiker, De Soto, MO, Grandchildren: 3, Great Grandchildren: 4. Funeral Service:  Wednesday, February 1, 2012 @ 7:00 PM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Officiated by: Rev. Nancy Smith Visitation: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 from 4 PM – 7 PM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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Jeffrey Alan Smith, age 47, of Herculaneum, Missouri passed away Monday, January 30, 2012 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City, Missouri.  He was born January 4, 1965 in Crystal City the son of the late Anne Lee (nee Dix) Ray and the late Youel Monroe Smith. He is survived by a son Matthew Alan Smith and wife Leah, of Hawaii while serving in the U.S. Navy, a sister Sheila Geeesa and husband Vern of Denver, Colorado, brothers James Smith and fiancÚ Cindy of Herculaneum, Tim Smith and wife Denise of Pevely, Missouri and Ronald Smith and fiancÚ Cindy of Pevely, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his step-father Merlyn Ray. He was the general manager for Dave Mungenast Collision Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Visitation 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 1, 2012, with funeral services at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, February 2, 2012 at Vinyard Hillcrest Funeral Home in Pevely, officiated by Mr. Lester Shores of Herculaneum. Interment in Herculaneum Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the American Heart Association.   

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Pattye June Armstrong, age  85 of St. Charles, Missouri; formerly of Hillsboro, MO, passed away; January 31, 2012 at her esidence in St. Charles, MO. She was a Retired Assembler for Carter Carburetor. Born August 29, 1926 in Holland, Missouri, she was the Daughter of the late William Edward and Mary Evelyn (Frazier) Atkinson. She was also preceded in death by her Husband, the late Warren Armstrong; Sons: Jack Armstrong and Larry Armstrong; Step-Son, Jerry Armstrong; Siblings: Louise Howren, Raymond Atkinson, Martha Jones, Claudine Knighten, Pauline Hawkins, Paul Atkinson, Mona Ayers, Russell Atkinson, Glen Atkinson, and Glenda Atkinson. She is survived by her Grandchildren: Rachel Armstrong, Christy Vanderzanden, Paul Armstrong, and Kyle Armstrong (preceded in death by one grandson, John Armstrong); Great Grandchildren: 6; Hanah K. Wilbers, Taylor Armstrong, Paige Armstrong, Alexis Armstrong, Konner Armstrong, and Carlee Armstrong. Funeral Service: Saturday, February 4, 2012 @ 1:00 PM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Officiated by: Pastor Steve Leach. Place of Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, De Soto, MO. Visitation: Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 11 AM – 1 PM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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Kathy Lynn Naucke, age 56, of Festus, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at her residence. She was born September 20, 1955 in Los Angeles, California the daughter of the late J.C. Weldon and Peggy (nee Cobb) Weldon of Festus, and Corine (nee Nelson) Randolph of Festus and the late Richard Randolph. She is survived by her husband Larry Naucke, a son Jason Naucke and wife Maggie of Ballwin, Missouri, a daughter Jenny Kayser of Festus, sisters Karen Boeckstiegel and husband Barry of Festus, Terri Adams and husband Jeff of Festus, Patricia Weldon of Ballwin, and Lisa Harmon and husband Bob of DeSoto, Missouri, a brother Ronald Weldon of Imperial, Missouri, grandchildren Gabrielle and Noah Naucke and Joey and Jackson Kayser. In addition to her father she is preceded in death by a sister Tracey Garber. She was a retired Administrative Assistant. Visitation 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Thursday, February 2, 2012 with funeral services 11:00 A.M. Friday, February 3, 2012 at Vinyard Funeral Home, Festus officiated by Rev. Randy Casey, pastor of Ketha Heights Baptist Church, Mapaville, Missouri.  Interment National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri.  Memorials preferred to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network <pancan.org>.

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Mildred Marie  “Mickey” Portell, age 64, of Festus, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City, Missouri.  She was born March 26, 1947 in Festus the daughter of the late Coeen F. (nee Coplin) and Clifford H. Medley. She is survived by her husband George “Ike” Portell of Ellington, Missouri, daughters Lisa L. Massa of Barnhart, Missouri and Mandy Portell of DeSoto, Missouri, a son Robert L. Portell of Festus, brothers Richard Medley and wife Carla of Festus, Roy Lee Medley and wife Jo of Herculaneum, Missouri, Thomas Medley and wife Deb of Maryland Heights, Missouri, Wayne Medley and wife Dava of Festus, sisters Linda Williams of Perryville, Missouri, Susie Mira and husband Gary of Valles Mines, Missouri and Mabel Coplin of Crystal City, grandchildren Jordan and Kyley Rutz of Festus, Mykal Bates of DeSoto and a sister-in-law Cathy Medley. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a brother, Frank Medley and a brother-in-law Donald Williams. She was a member of Assumption Church in Herculaneum, Missouri. Visitation 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Thursday, February 2, 2012 at Vinyard Hillcrest Funeral Home, Pevely, Missouri with Funeral Services at 10:00 A.M., Friday, February 3, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at the funeral home officiated by Fr. Joseph Wormek, Pastor, Assumption Church.  Interment Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens in Crystal City.  Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society.

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