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Frank L. Smith, Age: 95 of Valle Mines, MO, passed away June 1, 2012 at The Baptist Home, Ironton, MO. He was a Farmer; Retired School Teacher at Festus School District. Born April 5, 1917 in De Soto, Missouri, he was the Son of the late Fred W. and Henrietta Margaret (Hencher) Smith. He is survived by his Wife, Eva Belle (nee Whitsell) Smith, Ironton, MO; Children: Juanita Ellen (Gary) Lidholm, Denver, CO, Linda Margaret (Dr. Edwin) Bowe, Nicholasville, KY; Brothers & Sisters: Gertrude Christopher, Mt. View, MO (preceded in death by one sister, Marie Hager); Granddaughters: Jayne Ellen Lidholm, Ryan Elizabeth Bowe (preceded in death by grandchildren, Jason and his wife Jessica Lidholm); Great Grandson: Julian Jayson Tamez. Member of Church: First Baptist Church, Festus-Crystal City, MO where he served as Deacon and Sunday School teacher. Organizations: Graduate of University of Missouri, Past Master of Blackwell Lodge # 535 AF & AM; Past  Worthy Patron of Dillon Lodge #16 OES; Past President Jefferson County RTA; Past President Co-Op Milk Producers; served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Funeral Service: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Officiated by: Dr. Charles McLain and Gary Lidholm. Place of Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, De Soto, MO. Visitation: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 from from 5 PM -8 PM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to: The Baptist Home, P.O. Box 87, Ironton, MO, 63650 or Safe Harbor Hospice, 101 Kingsbury, Fredericktown, MO  63645. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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Pauline N. (Torres) Schmieg, age 90, formerly of DeSoto, entered into rest June 2, 2012 in Festus, Missouri. Born June 29, 1921, in Ancho, NM, to the late Librado and Jesucita (Nunez) Torres. She was a homemaker and member of Emmanuel Pentecostal Church in Festus; she liked to spend time with her family and embroidery. She is survived by her daughter, Donna Falkenberg of Arnold; grandchildren: Nathan Schmieg and Tony Falkenberg; and great grandchild, Jaden Schmieg. Her husband, Wallace Schmieg, preceded her in death in 2008. In addition to her parents and husband she is preceded in death by brother, Raymond Aleriz and sister, Lane Orosco. Service: Date: Memorial Service: Thursday, June 7, 2012
Time: 10:45 a.m.
Service Location: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Interment: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Memorials/Donations:
Memorials may be made to: Emmaus Roads Ministries, C/O Reverend Ernest Gilstrap, P O Box 1992, St Charles, MO 63302 (for Children's Church)

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Robert Willard Sculthorpe, age 74, of Festus, Missouri, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2012 at his home in Festus. He was born January 24, 1938 in LaCrosse, Virginia the son of the late Evelyn (nee Ezelle) and Robert Sculthorpe. He is survived by his wife Marcella (nee Alexander) Sculthorpe, son Robert L. Sculthorpe and wife Kimberly, granddaughter Ashley Axtetter and husband Jeremy, great-grandchildren Laine Axtetter and Caleb Axtetter, nephew Chris Godier and wife Missy of Jacksonville, Florida. He was a United States Navy Veteran, a member of the Elks Lodge # 1721 a retired electrical worker and an avid fisherman. Visitation from 10:00 A.M to 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus with services at the funeral home at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday officiated by Rev. Randy Casey, Pastor of Ketha Heights Baptist Church in Festus, Missouri.

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Dawn A. Smith, Age: 46, of De Soto, Missouri, passed away June 2, 2012 at her residence in De Soto, Missouri. She was a Cashier at Wal-Mart. Born November 12, 1965 in Crystal City, Missouri, she was the Daughter of Cledis Edward “Ed” and Alice (nee Pennock) Smith of De Soto, MO. Along with her parents she is survived by her Children: Jaimis Smith, De Soto, MO, Wyatt Smith, De Soto, MO; Brother: Keith Smith, Spirit Lake, IA. Member of Church: Valle Mines Worship Center. Funeral Service: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Officiated by:  Bro. Charles Miller. Place of Burial: Charter Cemetery, Festus, MO.Visitation: Monday, June 4, 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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Wayne Roy Thomason, Sr., age 78, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2012 at his home in Fenton, Missouri.  He was born June 5, 1933 in Salem, Missouri the son of the late Alma (nee Holland) and Marley Thomason. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Ivd “Dee” (nee Leonard) Thomason. He is survived by son James Thomason and wife Brenda of Fenton, daughter Rebecca Meyers of Creve Coeur, Missouri grandchildren Daniel Kelley and wife Julia and Lauren Thomason, great-grandchildren Joseph Kelley, Emma Kelley and Andrew Kelley. He was a United States Army Veteran, a member of the First United Methodist Church of Festus/Crystal City, the Elks Lodge #1721 and the National Rifle Association. He worked as a generator attendant for PraxAir, Inc. Visitation from 11:00 A.M to 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Vinyard Hillcrest Funeral Home in Pevely, Missouri with services at the funeral home at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday officiated by Rev. Gary Grey, Pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Festus/Crystal City. Interment in Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens in Crystal City.  Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society.

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 “Andy” Andrew Bryant Drennen, Age: 26 of Richwoods, Missouri, passed away June 3, 2012 at St. Clare Hospital,  Fenton, MO. Born October 12, 1985 in St. Louis, Missouri, he was the Son of Allen Bruce Sr. and Dianna (nee Massey) Drennen, Richwoods, MO. Along with his Parents he is also survived by his Grandparents: Doris Duff, Richwoods, MO and Robert Downey, Lemay, MO (preceded in death by grandfathers, William Duff, and Jessey C. Massey; grandmother Opal Downey); Brothers & Sisters: Michael (Barbie) Cullum, Waterloo, IL, Katy Drennen, Imperial, MO, Kathy (Stacy) Stroup, Sullivan, MO. Allen B. (Jodi Huber) Drennen, Jr., Richwoods, MO, Ashley (Nick Dunn) Drennen, St. Ann, MO, William Drennen, Richwoods, MO; 10 Nieces and Nephews; Aunt: Pam Akers, Richwoods, MO; Great-Aunt: Sue Drummonds, St. Louis, MO. Funeral Service: Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Officiated by: Dave Godat. Place of Burial: Horine Cemetery, Richwoods, MO. Visitation: Wednesday, June 6, 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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Dorothy Alberta Yarbrough, age 79, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2012 at her home in Bloomsdale, Missouri.  She was born October 12, 1932 in Chloride, Missouri the daughter of the late Virginia May (nee LaComb) and Newton Isaac Warren.In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a son Haskell Eugene Lorentz, Jr., a sister Bernice Keith, brothers Robert Warren and Raymond Warren and a brother-in-law George Waller. She is survived by daughters Reba Ann Whited and husband Delmar of Ironton, Missouri, Brenda Sue Odom and husband William of Farmington, Missouri, a son Ronald Dale Lorentz of Bloomsdale, sisters Nancy Waller of St. Charles, Missouri, Alice Turner and husband William of Bloomsdale, brother Newton Warren of Annapolis, Missouri, 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren. She worked as a baker for the Colonial Bakery. Visitation from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at the Vinyard Hillcrest Funeral Home in Pevely, Missouri with services at the funeral home at 4:00 P.M. officiated by Rev. Eric Eggers, Associate Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Festus/Crystal City.  Memorials preferred to the Susan G. Komen Cancer Research.

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Alta E. Boulch, 69, of Hillsboro passed away June 5, 2012 at St. Anthony's deGreeff Hospice in St. Louis County.  Mrs. Boulch was a homemaker and a member of Sandy Baptist Church in Hillsboro.  Born August 1, 1942 in Ypsilanti, Michigan; she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Ethyl (Pejett) Montgomery. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Ronald W. Boulch; two daughters, Julie (Timothy) Jones of Park Hills and Chery Boulch of Hillsboro; and three grandchildren:  Austin, Taylor and Dylan. Funeral services were held June 9 at Mahn DeSoto Chapel, officiated by the Rev. David Wells.  Burial was in the Caledonia Methodist Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4207 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO   63108; or to Sandy Baptist Church, 9331 Sandy Church Road, Hillsboro, MO  63050.  Arrangements were under the direction of Mahn Funeral Home.

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George W. Fulco, age 84, of Hillsboro, Missouri, passed away June 6, 2012 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City, MO. He was an Equipment Operator for the Missouri State Highway Department. Born June 8, 1927 in Shreveport, Louisiana, he was the Son of the late Jack and Nellie (nee Vansickle) Fulco. He was also preceded in death by his Wife, the late Virginia Lee (nee Huskey) Fulco. He is survived by his Children: George “Butch” (Eva) Fulco, Hillsboro, MO, Lenny (Stacy) Fulco, Paragould, AR, Kenny (Lisa) Fulco, Hillsboro, MO; Brothers & Sisters: (preceded in death by one brother, Jack Wilson); Grandchildren: 7; Great Grandchildren: 14; Great Great Grandchildren: 8. Organizations: U.S. Army WWII. Funeral Service: Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Officiated by: Derry Bowling. Place of Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, De Soto, MO. Visitation: Saturday, June 9, 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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Gladys R. Hammack, Age: 82 of De Soto, Missouri, passed away June 7, 2012 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City, MO. She was a Beautician at Margaret’s Beauty Shop, De Soto, MO; worked polls for elections and she also did chair caning. Born September 8, 1929 in De Soto, Missouri, she was the Daughter of the late Ernest B. Sr. and Mary Katherine (nee Haverstick) Lewis. She was also preceded in death by her Husband the late Robert L. Hammack. She is survived by her children: Susan Hammack, Kirkwood, MO, Terrie Entrup, Trussville, AL, Robert (Brenda) Hammack, De Soto, MO (preceded in death by one son-in-law, Ron Entrup); Brothers & Sisters: Patsy Crain, Festus, MO Charles Lewis, Alexandria, VA, David Lewis, Boise ID, John (Mary) Lewis, West Plains, MO; Sisters-in-Law: Leona Daughtery and her daughter Toni with whom Ms. Hammack was especially close, and Mona Faye Lewis (preceded in death by five brothers, Robert, Ernest Jr., Raymond, Richard, and Cecil Lewis; two sisters, Opal Schillinger and Mary K. Flecke); Grandchildren: 3; Chad (Stephanie) Entrup, Michelle (Anthony) Dorsett, and Brian Hammack. Funeral Service: Monday, June 11, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Officiated by: Rev. Dr. Jeremy Muniz. Place of Burial: St. Francois Memorial Park, Bonne Terre, MO. Visitation: Sunday, June 10, 2012 from 4 PM – 7 PM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. As an expression of sympathy memorials may be made to the Heart Association. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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Glenn W. Stafford, age 85, of Barnhart, MO, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at his residence. Born on August 6, 1926, in Bixby, Missouri to the late Freemont and Minta (Stuart) Stafford. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years: Margaret (Parker) Stafford; daughter: Carole (Jim) Abling of Barnhart, granddaughter: Karen (Geoff) Duckworth of Barnhart, and great grandchildren: Garrett, Morgan and Rylan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother: Winford Stafford and sisters: Fern Adams, Alma Parker and Geraldine Bay. He was employed as a Programs Specialist for the U.S. Government. He was a veteran of the US Army and US Air Force and served during World War II and the Korean war. He was a deacon at Highland Baptist Church, a member of Gideons International, Joachim Masonic Lodge #164 and National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Funeral service to be held at Highland Baptist Church in Hillsboro on Monday, June 11, 2012 at 10:00am. Visitation at Mahn Festus Chapel on Sunday from 5-8pm. Interment with full military honors at Boss Cemetery in Boss, Missouri. Donations preferred to Highland Baptist Church or Gideons International

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Thomas Hopkins, Age: 77, of De Soto, MO, passed away June 8, 2012 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City, MO. He was a truck driver for Jefferson County Redi-Mix. Born August 6, 1934 in Doniphan, MO, he was the Son of the late Wiley & Myrtle (Coal) Hopkins. He was also preceded in death by his Wife, the late Bonnie Cleo (Voyles) Hopkins. He is survived by his Dear Friend: Ina Jo Reading, Barnhart, MO; Children:  Clifford (Vicki) Patterson – Washington, IL, Vesta Lynn (Alan) Ladyman – De Soto, MO, Deborah (Ronnie) Ladyman – De Soto, MO, Marty Hopkins – Potosi, MO, Lisa Hopkins – De Soto, MO; Brothers & Sisters: Virginia Chamberlin – Rockford, IL, Hazel Hoefler – Mt. View, MO, Marvin Hopkins – Birch Tree, MO (preceded in death by siblings, Alice Webb, Lorena Wolf, and Arnold Hopkins); Grandchildren: 8; Great Grandchildren: 12; Great Great Grandchildren: 1. Organizations: Teamsters Local 682. Funeral Service: Monday June 11, 2012 at7 PM. Officiated by: Rev. Terry Crank. Visitation: Monday, June 11, 2012 from 4-7 PM. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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Charles Daniel “Dan” Burnes, age 49, of Fenton, Missouri passed away Saturday, June 9, 2012 as a result of an automobile accident near Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He was born February 3, 1963 in St. Louis, Missouri the son of the late Elizabeth (nee Hartle) and James Burnes. He is survived by sons Tyler and Ryan Burnes of Lemay, Missouri, a daughter Kaylee Burnes of Lemay, his former wife Sue Burnes of Lemay, sisters Rebecca Nosser and husband James of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Janet King of Jonesboro, Pat King and husband David of Jonesboro, and Kathy Schulte of Hillsboro, Missouri, brothers Robert Burnes and wife Carol of Festus, Missouri, Jim Burnes and wife Doris of Fenton, Missouri and Mike Burnes and wife Diane of Arnold, Missouri. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother-in-law Edwin King. He was a member of Murphy Baptist Church in Fenton, Missouri and employed as a truck driver for Metro Sweeping Company in Dupo, Illinois. Visitation 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, June 14, 2012 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus, then from 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 10:00 A.M. Friday, June 15, 2012 at Faith Baptist Church in Festus officiated by Rev. John Weaver Associate Pastor.  Interment in Shepherd Hills Cemetery in Barnhart, Missouri.  Memorials preferred to the Dan Burnes Childrens’ Fund.

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Richard Glenwood Dix, age 84, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2012 at his home in Barnhart, Missouri.  He was born May 4, 1928 in Herculaneum, Missouri the son of the late Flossie (nee LaBrot) Dix-Byington and Homer Dix. He is survived by his wife Helen (nee Boyer) Dix, daughters Gretchen (Danny) Denton of Festus, Missouri, Wanda Slade of Cypress, California, Marilyn Oshia of Nevada and Joyce (Wayne) Boyer of Cadet, Missouri, sons Michael Oshia of Blackwell, Missouri and Jeffrey Oshia of Bonne Terre, Missouri, sister Lynn (Ted) Van Horn of Wichita, Kansas, brother Jim (Jennie) Dix of Herculaneum, grandchildren Mindy (Craig) Southern, Stacy Denton, Amy (Tyler) Bates, Tarrah (Kevin) Kirkpatrick, Amanda Boyer, Kyle (Emily Brinkman) Oshia and Megan Gajdosik, great-grandchildren Kaleb Southern, Clayton Southern, Carter Southern, Gavin DeBoor, Garrett DeBoor, Hayden Bates, Hunter Bates, Hudson Bates, Mark Southern, Jamie Southern, David Kirkpatrick, Bradly Boyer, John Kirkpatrick and Aaden Courtway. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife Geneva (nee Roth) Dix, step-father Alfred “Skeets” Byington, sister Anna Lee (the late Merlin Ray) Smith-Ray, and son Thomas Oshia. He was a navy veteran of the Korean War, a retired welder from LaRoche Industries of Festus and was the owner/operator of Dix Shoe Store in Barnhart.  He was a member of the Herculaneum United Methodist Church, Elks #1721, American Legion #253 and VFW #3777. Visitation 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Vinyard Hillcrest Funeral Home in Pevely, Missouri, then at the Herculaneum United Methodist Church after 9:00 A.M. with funeral services at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 13, 2012, officiated by Rev. Gene Henrichsen, pastor.  Interment with full military honors in St. Joachim Cemetery in Old Mines, Missouri.  Memorials in his memory are preferred to the American Heart Association.  

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John Allen Gotwalt, age 84, of Festus, MO, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Jefferson Barracks Hospital. Born on September 29, 1927, in Hanover, Pennsylvania, to the late Stewart and Mary (Pifer) Gotwalt. He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years: Patricia (Bruce) Gotwalt of Festus, MO, daughter: Susan Rau of Munich, Germany; brothers: Clyde (Reda) Gotwalt of Hanover, PA and Robert (Donna) Gotwalt of Spring Grove, PA and many nieces and nephews. He was a retired supervisor for the housekeeping department for Clean Tech. He served his country in World War II, the Korean and Vietnam wars as a member of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Emmanuel Luthern Church and the American Legion Post #253 of Festus. The funeral service is to be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 10:30am at Mahn Twin City Chapel in Festus. Visitation Monday from 5-8pm. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Donations preferred to the Homeless Veterans program, 915 North Grand Blvd, St Louis, MO 63106.

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Dewey Wayne Kuhns, age 69, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2012 at his home in Festus, Missouri.  He was born December 5, 1942 in Dixon, Missouri, the son of the late Sylvia (nee Ross) and Adrian Kuhns. He is survived by his wife Helen (nee Raley) Kuhns, daughters Nina Bable and husband Dale of Morse Mill, Missouri and Nora Chapman and husband Mike of Arnold, Missouri, grandchildren CK Bable, Arthur Gammons, Leona Chapman and Michael Chapman, Jr., a sister Jessie Rollins and her husband Gilbert of Dixon, a niece that was raised as a sister Jeanette Osborn and her husband Roger, a sister-in-law June Kuhns and a brother-in-law Ron Dzieglewiciz. He was preceded in death by sisters Stella Dzielewicz and Audrey Humphrey and her late husband CF and a brother Stanley Kuhns. He retired from Autoworkers Local #136 and had been employed at the Fenton, Missouri Chrysler Auto Plant. Arrangements are under the direction of Vinyard Funeral Homes with private family services.

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Oliver “Bud” Tramel, Age 68, of  Festus, MO, passed away June 9, 2012 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City, MO. He was the Manager for Clark Oil in St. Louis, MO & Maintenance for Cedar Trails Community. Born May 8, 1944 in Colquitt, GA, he was the Son of the late Oscar “Shug” & Willie Dee (Toole) Tramel. He is survived by his wife Joan Theresa (Foppe) Tramel, Festus, MO; Children: Bob (Gayle) Harlan – Fenton, MO, Penny (Brian) Alphine – Lee’s Summit, MO, Lynn (Mason) Wann – Barnhart, MO, Tammy (John) Hardin – Festus, MO, Denise (Kevin Benton) Phelps – Festus, MO; Brothers & Sisters: one sister: Dorothy Tramel, three brothers Eskar Tramel, Tony Tramel, and Jerry Tramel (He is preceded in death by two sisters: Vera Mae Greene and Mari Emma Tramel; and two brothers: James "J.T." Tramel and Tillman Tramel); Grandchildren: 15; Great Grandchildren: 5. Preceded in death by one granddaughter: Molly Hardin. Funeral Service: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 7 PM. Officiated by: John Kuykendall. Visitation: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 from 4-7 PM. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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James Herman Ellenberger, age 58, of Festus, Missouri passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Benchmark Health Care Center of Festus.  He was born December 23, 1953 in St. Louis, Missouri the son of the late Ruth Hazel (nee Guyton) and Herman A. Ellenberger. He is survived by brothers Richard N. Ellenberger and wife Robin of Fredericktown, Missouri and Michael J. Ellenberger and wife Annette of Festus. He was a Quality Assurance Supervisor in the petroleum industry. Graveside Memorial Service 10:00 A.M. Friday, June 15, 2012  at Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens in Crystal City, Missouri officiated by Rev. Ronnie Buckingham.  In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to the James Herman Ellenberger Scholarship Fund, c/o Michael J. Ellenberger, 13713 Waggoner Road, Festus, Missouri  63028. Funeral Arrangements under the direction of Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus.

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Herbert J. Tretter, Sr., 90, DeSoto passed away June 10, 2012 at his home. Mr. Tretter was a driver for a trucking company and a member of Teamsters Local 133 and United Church of Christ.  Born April 26, 1922, in St. Louis, he was the son of the late Louis and Ella (Boehm) Tretter.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian (Gunsaulus) Tretter.  He is survived by four sons:  Herbert (Barbara) Tretterr, Jr. of Houston, Texas, John (Barbara) Tretter of Fenton, Thomas (Deborah) Tretter of DeSoto and William (Judy) Tretter of Chesterfield; a daughter, Patricia Brewer of DeSoto; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Kenneth Brewer; a sister-in-law, Alice Gunsaulus, and a grandson, Jake Brewer. Visitation was from 5pm - 8pm on June 14, 2012 at Mahn Funeral Home, DeSoto Chapel.  Funeral services were held at 11 am on Friday, June 15 at Mahn Funeral Home, officiated by the Rev.  Eroc Eggers.  Burial is in the Peaceful Ridge Cemetery in DeSoto.  Memorials may be made to the St. Anthony's Hospice, Suite 150, MOB-A 10010 Kennerly Rd., St. Louis, 63128-9923.  Arrangements were under the direction of Mahn Funeral Home.

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Mary Ann Muellersman, age 75, of Festus, Missouri passed away Monday, June 11, 2012 at Festus Manor in Festus.  She was born October 19, 1936 in DeSoto, Missouri the daughter of the late Hilda (nee Sewald) and Alex Huskey.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband John Raymond Muellersman and a brother-in-law Charles Dutton. She is survived by sons Joseph Paul Muellersman and wife Delia of Festus, James Matthew Muellersman and wife Sandra of Festus and Robert Donald “Bob” Muellersman of Festus, a daughter Teresa Davis and husband Steve, Sr. of Irondale, Missouri, a sister Dorothy Louise Dutton of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri and grandchildren Steve Davis, Jr., Karalyna Fivecoate,  James, Anna and Elsa Muellersman. She was a Southwestern Bell telephone operator, a homemaker and member of Sacred Heart Church in Crystal City, Missouri.Visitation 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus with funeral mass 10:00 A.M. Thursday, June 14, 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 the American Diabetes Association or Sacred Heart Church.

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Dorothy L. Akins, age 80 of Henrico, VA (formerly of De Soto, MO), passed away June 13, 2012 at My Home Away From Home in Henrico, VA. She was a Homemaker. Born February 28, 1932 in De Soto, Missouri, she was the Daughter of the late Ephraim and Inez (nee Thurman) Akins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, the late Herbert Glenn Akins. She is survived by her Children: Glenn L. (Betsy) Akins, Richmond, VA, Lori E. (Greg Schmidt) Akins, St. Charles, MO, Timothy W. (Nancy) Akins, Winston-Salem, NC (preceded in death by one daughter, Kathy Akins); Brothers & Sisters: (preceded in death by sister, Wilma Hill; brother, Norvel Harris); Grandchildren: 4; Andrew Akins, Pittsburgh, PA, Holly Akins, Richmond, VA, Molly Akins, Winston-Salem, NC, and Spencer Akins, Winston-Salem, NC; Many Nieces and Nephews. Funeral Service: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 12:00 PM at the Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Officiated by: Pastor Gene Smith. Place of Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, De Soto, MO. Visitation: Monday, June 18, 2012 from 7 PM – 9 PM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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Maxine Johnston, age 72 of Festus, Missouri, passed away June 13, 2012 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, MO. She was a Homemaker. Born March 19, 1940 in De Soto, Missouri, she was the Daughter of the late Dudley and Margaret Edna (nee Pounds) Sheldon. She is survived by her Children: Wanda (Raymond) Hughes, Festus, MO, Mike (Linda) Wiley, Boise, ID, Becky (Happy) Welch, Festus, MO, Margaret Johnston, Barnhart, MO; Brothers & Sisters: Irene (Lee) Summers, Bourbon, MO, Evelyn Vance, De Soto, MO, Bob Sheldon, Pevely, MO, Jean (Frank) DeClue, Kentucky (preceded in death by brothers, Norman and Clifton Sheldon; sisters, Virginia Urfer, Lois Coonce, and Katherine Gibson); Grandchildren: Brandie, Misty, Adrienne, Brittany, and Brandon  & Great Grandchildren. Funeral Service: Private. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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Joseph R. “Pal”  Pinson, age 79, of De Soto, Missouri June 14, 2012, passed away at his residence in De Soto, MO. He was a Metal Polisher for Southern Equipment; Retired from De Soto City Fire Department. Born December 23, 1932 in Cadet, MO, he was the son of the late Clifford J. and Victoria (nee Coleman) Pinson. He is survived by his Wife: Eleanor R. (nee Merseal) Pinson, De Soto, MO; Children: Terry Lee (Mary Sansoucie) Pinson, Bonne Terre, MO, Richard Pinson, De Soto, MO, Rob (Brenda Sona) Pinson, De Soto, MO; Brothers & Sisters: James  “June” (the late Rosalee) Pinson, De Soto, MO, John Pinson, St. Peters, MO, Don (Marilyn) Pinson, De Soto, MO, Roseann Pratt, Clayton, N.C., Sister-in-Law: Theresa “Bertie” Pinson, De Soto, MO (preceded in death by one brother, Martin “Manny” Pinson, two sisters, Theresa Lucas, and Virginia Haverstick); Grandchildren: Several; Great Grandchildren: Several. Organizations: Boilermakers, Local #13. Funeral Service: Monday, June 18, 2012 @ 10:00 AM @ Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Officiated by: Deacon Ed Boyer. Place of Burial: National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, MO. Visitation: Sunday, June 17, 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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Marjorie Mae Lorenz, of De Soto, MO, passed away June 14, 2012 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City, MO. She was a Foreman-Cutting Department at De Soto Shoe Factory. Born in St. Louis, MO she was the Daughter of the late Bernard and Caroline (nee Eiler) Heller. She is survived by her Husband Charles R. Lorenz, De Soto, MO, Son: Mark (Brenda) Lorenz, West Lafayette, IN; Grandchildren: Ben Lorenz, Jeffersonville, IN; Adam (Eileen) Lorenz, Norfolk, VA. Funeral Service: Monday, June 18, 2012 @ 1:00 PM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Officiated by: Pastor Gene Smith. Place of Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, De Soto, MO. Visitation: Sunday, June 17, 2012 from 4 PM – 7PM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. As an expresstion of sympathy memorials to CARE, P.O. Box 2203, Hillsboro, MO 63050. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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John Owens Long, age 68, of St Louis (Formerly of DeSoto) entered into rest on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at the Quarters at Des Peres in St Louis. Born on December 14, 1943, in St Louis to the late Charles B. and Julia "Connie" (Reeves) Long. He is survived by his loving wife: Mary Lou (Pond) Long of St Louis, MO, daughters: Lorie (Adam Reisz) Long of St Louis, MO and Mandy (Wes) Gregory of St Louis, MO and grandchildren: Olivia Reisz, Riley Gregory and Charley Gregory. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother: William Long. He was a retired polygraph analyst for the FBI. In previous years, he was an art teacher and basketball coach for the DeSoto School District. He enjoyed deer hunting, old movies, baseball, working and cooking at deer camp. A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 7:00pm Mahn Twin City Chapel in Festus. Memorial Gathering from 4-7pm. Father John Kerber to officiate services. Donations preferred to the West County MS Center, 1176 Town and Country Commons, Chesterfield, MO 63017

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Betty June Sumpter, age 85, of Farmington, MO, passed away June 14, 2012 at St. Francois Manor in Farmington, MO. She was a Homemaker. She was born  June 4, 1927 in St. Louis, MO. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Billy Gene Sumpter. She is survived by her children: Mike (Jan) Sumpter, Cadet, MO, Debbie (Tim) Wagoner, Arnold, MO; Brothers & Sisters: (preceded in death by two brothers, Ray Gurley and Sonny Gurley); Grandchildren: Derek Sumpter and Devin Sumpter. Graveside Service: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 10:45 AM at National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, MO. Place of Burial: National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, MO. Visitation: Tuesday, June 19, 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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Gary Francis Lutman, Sr., age 69, of Herculaneum, Missouri, passed away Friday, June 15, 2012 at Kindred St. Anthonys Hospital in St. Louis Co., Missouri.  He was born July 1, 1942 in St. Louis, Missouri the son of the late Goldie (nee Bunch) and Emmet Lutman. He is survived by his wife Mary (nee Benz) Lutman, sons Gary F. Lutman, Jr. of Maryland Heights, Missouri and Brian Lutman of Herculaneum, and a sister Donna Mitchem of Gray Summit, Missouri. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Sid Lutman. He was a retired mechanical engineer/draftsman for the Mississippi Lime Co. in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. Graveside services will be conducted 9:00 A.M. Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens in Crystal City, Missouri.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the charity or organization of the donor’s choice. Funeral Arrangements under the direction of Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus, Missouri.

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Elmer Charles Page, age 67, of Herculaneum, Missouri passed away Friday, June 15, 2012 in St. Clair, Missouri.  He was born December 31, 1944 in Mapaville, Missouri the son of the late Myrtle Thelma (nee Moss) and Francis Gilbert Page. He is survived by sisters Lynn Fox and husband Al of Herculaneum, Sherry Rahm and husband Bill of St. Louis, Missouri, Carolyn Haverstick and husband Jerry of Smith Grove, Kentucky, Lillian Walthers and husband Terry of Blackwell, Missouri and Dale Morris of Webster Groves, Missouri, brothers Kenneth “Sonny” Page of Cadet, Missouri and Robert Page of Farmington, Missouri, sister-in-law Sandy Page, numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to his parents he his preceded in death by a brother Gilbert Page and a sister-in-law Sharon Page. He was a United States Army Korean War Veteran and retired from the Rondell Plastics Factory in Crestwood, Missouri. Visitation from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus, Missouri with funeral services 9:30 A.M. Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at the funeral home, officiated by Rev. Terry Crank, Pastor of Hematite Christian Church.  Interment in National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri.  Memorials preferred to the Susan B. Komen Cancer Foundation.

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Agnes Louise Faver, age 86, of Festus, Missouri, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Festus Manor Nursing Center in Festus.  She was born February 25, 1926 in Morgantown, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Sylvia Irene (nee Tennant) and Donald I. Howard. She is survived by her husband PH Faver, sons Bill (the late Kathy) Faver of Festus and Don (Sherry) Faver of Festus, sister Marlene (John Lee) Grissom of Tuckerman, Arkansas, and grandchildren Jason and Jamey Sue Faver. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers and 3 sisters. Graveside services will be conducted 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens in Crystal City, Missouri, officiated by her pastor Rev. Gary Grey.  Memorials in her memory are preferred to her church, First United Methodist Church of Festus/Crystal City, Missouri. Funeral Arrangements under the direction of Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus.

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Donald H. Adams, age 82, of Festus, entered into rest on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born on August 3, 1929, in Detroit, Michigan to the late Joe and Edna (Hope) Adams. He is survived by his wife of 57 years: Norma (Garner) Adams, sons: Donald E. (Gina) Adams of Davenport, IA and Tim L. (Lisa) Adams of Oklahoma City, OK, daughters: Connie (Ron) Williams of Danville, PA, Charlotte (Mike) Anderson of Pevely, MO and Teresa (Keith) Roberds of Festus, MO, 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, brothers: Lee (Betty) Carbondale,  IL, Paul (Millie) Adams of McKinney, TX, Gary (Ellen) Adams of Blue Springs, MO, and sisters: Valerie Ross of Greenfield, IL, Faye (Buck) Sifford of Choctaw, OK and Judy (Randy) Bess of Dexter, MO. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother: Bob Adams. He was a retired auto body mechanic for Dave Sinclair Ford. He was a veteran of United States Army. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 11:30am at Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation Monday from 6-8pm and Tuesday from 9am-11am. Funeral officiated by Reverend Jim Owens. Donations preferred to Jefferson Regional Medical Center Hospice.


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Bernie R. Gearhart, age 79, of Festus, MO entered into rest suddenly on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at his residence. Born on September 29, 1932, in Vichy, Missouri to the late Jessie Welsh Caplener. He was also preceded in death by his stepfather: Bogle Caplener . He is survived by his wife of 56 years; Simone (Poulmaire) Gearhart, daughters: Nadia (Robert) Chiodini of Festus, MO and Nancy (Mark) Grohs of Festus, Mo and granddaughter: JoEllen Grohs. He was a retired mechanic for Concrete Ready Mix. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He enjoyed bowling, making model boats and geneology. Services are private. Donations preferred to St Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

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Darrell "Wayne" Williams, age 65, of Cedar Hill, MO passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at St Anthony's Medical Center. Born on September 10, 1946, in St Louis, MO to the late Raymond I. Williams and Ellen I. (Prewitt) Swaringen. He is survived by his daughter: Angel Jennewein of Hillsboro,  MO, sons: James (Karen) Williams of Fishers, IN and Ronnie Williams of St Louis, MO, grandchildren: Haley, Brennan, Nathan, Morgan and Raymond and brothers: Raymond Williams of St Louis, MO, Richard (Diane) Williams of St Louis, MO and Gary Williams and sister: Ellen "Cissy" Williams of Fenton, MO. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother: Michael Williams and sister: Pamela Buchholz. He was the former owner of Williams Catering. He was a United States Army veteran, a member of the VFW Post #5331 of Cedar Hill, Elks Lodge #2678 of Cedar Hill and the American Legion. Funeral service with full military honors to be held onWednesday,, June 20 at 11am at Mahn Twin City Chapel in Festus. Visitation Tuesday from 5-8pm. Burial is private. Reverend Gene Moses to officiate services. Donations preferred to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, 7 Mill Brook Road, Wilton, NH 03086-9502

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Hilda C. (Boone) Harrell, age 70, of Crystal City, MO entered into rest on Tuesday,  June 19, 2012 at the The Valley Nursing Center in Florissant, MO. Born on August 7, 1941, in Perryville, MO to the late Harvey and Clara (Barber) Boone. She was married to the late Lee Harrell who passed away in 1989. She is survived by her sons: Earl Frank of Herculaneum, MO and Andrew Harrell of St Louis, MO; daughters: Clara (Leon) Eglin of Raywood, TX, Angela (Curtis) Blanks of Cahokia, IL, Nicole Harrell - Kelly of St Louis, MO, Tina (Tony) Easter of St Louis, MO, Lois Wingo of Houston, TX, Irene Anderson of Herculaneum, MO and Theaquita Robinson of Atoka, TN; 24 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, brother: Henry Boone of Minneapolis, MN, sisters: Earlene Boone of East St Louis, IL, Irene (Leroy) Henry of East St Louis, IL and Elaine (Jerome) Greer of Peoria, IL and special friend: Marcia Davis of Festus, MO. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers: Albert Boone, Lester Boone and Douglas Boone, sister: Mae Shores and aunt and uncle: Charles and Hilda Burgett. She was a retired cook for the Hematite Head Start. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, was a eucharist minister and a volunteer at St Vincent Depaul. She enjoyed bingo, cooking, spending time with family, watching basketball and was a Cardinals fan. Funeral Mass is to be held on Monday, June 25 2012 at 11:00am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation Sunday fronm 4-7pm at Mahn Twin City Chapel in Festus. Interment Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Donations preferred to Diabetes Association, 425 South Woods Mill Road, Town and Country, MO 63017.

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Thelma Marie (Yarbrough) Coleman, age 82, of St Louis entered into rest Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Crystal Oaks Care Center. Thelma retired a Registered Nurse and had worked for Home Health Services. She was a member of Queen of All Saints Church in Oakville; she enjoyed knitting, sewing, gardening and reading. Born December 12, 1929, in Cadet, Missouri, to the late Jacob and Bessie (Reando) Yarbrough. Survived by her loving family which includes a son, Charles R. (Kathleen) Coleman of St Charles; daughters: Elizabeth M. (Donald) Griffin of San Antonio, TX and Phyllis S. (Dennis) Deem of Pevely; sister, Stella (William) Harness of DeSoto; 8 grandchildren: Larry, Jake, Jessica, Nicole, Matthew, Donald, Kathleen and Timothy; and 10 great grandchildren: Abigail, Teagan, Ainsley, Jackson, Ethan, Olivia, Casssandra, Kyle, Atticus and Claudia; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 49 years, Francis R. Coleman, a POW veteran; brothers: Jake Yarbrough, Lewis Yarbrough, Tony Yarbrough, Floyd Yarbrough and Herbert Yarbrough. Visitation: Friday, June 22, 2012, 10:00am to 1:00pm. Visitation Location: Mahn Twin City Chapel, 515 Collins, Festus, Missouri. Service: Date: Friday, June 22, 2012, Time: 1:00pm. Service Location: Mahn Twin City Chapel. Interment: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Father John Kerber will officiate service. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4207 Lindell Blvd, St Louis, MO 63108

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Mildred M. Klaus, Age: 87 of De Soto, Missouri, passed away June 20, 2012 at her residence in De Soto, MO. She was a Homemaker. Born March 31, 1925 in Potosi, Missouri, she was the Daughter of the late Stephen Eli and Mary Josephine (Pashia) DeClue. She is survived by her Husband Nelson Klaus, Sr., De Soto, MO. Children: Dr. Nelson (Vicki) Klaus, Jr., Wilmington, N.C., Jacquelyn (Rich Filer) Moran, Crystal City, MO, James (Gina) Klaus, De Soto, MO, Debra (Kevin) Govero, Cape Girardeau, MO, (preceded in death by one daughter, Sharon Klaus; one son-in-law, Rick Moran). Brothers & Sisters: Ann Short, Potosi, MO (preceded in death by siblings, Fabian, Tom, Leonard, and Ed DeClue; Doreen Crump, Lena McBride, Marie Suiter, Genevieve Crump, Eunice Bradley, and Ellen Daugherty); Grandchildren: Dr. Nelson Klaus, III, Kirsten Jackson, Emily Moran, Brandon Klaus, Brian Klaus, and Koby Klaus. A special THANK YOU to her caregivers, Judi and Amanda Dressel. Member of Church: St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, De Soto, MO. Funeral Mass: Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 10:00 AM at St. Rose of Lima Church. Officiated by:  Father Alexander Anderson. Place of Burial: Calvary Cemetery, De Soto, MO. Visitation: Friday, June 22, 2012 from 4 PM – 8 PM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. As an expression of sympathy masses preferred or donations to the Alzheimer’s Association. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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M. Carolyn and Raymond D. McLean, of Festus, Missouri passed away together suddenly, Wednesday, June 20, 2012 in Jefferson County, Missouri. Carolyn, age 70 was born August 26, 1941 in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of the late Dorothy Elizabeth (nee Schmidt) and A.Wayne Rouggly.  Raymond, age 75 was born June 20, 1937 in Marquand, Missouri, the son of the late Dorothy (nee Estes) and Frank  McLean. They are survived by two daughters, Robin Miles-McLean and husband Stuart of Washington D.C., and Donna McLean and husband Marcus Peacock; grandchildren Mey and Iona McLean, Jake, Haley and Nathaniel Miles-McLean, all of Washington D.C.. Also survived by Carolyn’s sister Julia A. Rouggly of Festus, brothers William “Bill” Rouggly and wife Claudia of Festus and David Rouggly and wife Kathleen of Richmond, California; Raymond’s sister Anabel Hudgins and husband Wayne of Frontenac, Missouri and brother Jack McLean and wife Barbara of Florissant, Missouri. They are also survived by many nieces and nephews who spent summers with Ray and Carolyn learning about the fun and wonders of The Schmidt-Rouggly Farm. They were members of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church of Festus, volunteers for the Ozark Food Pantry and were way ahead of the “green” movement and raised anti-biotic free, grass-fed, registered Belted Galloway cattle.  Carolyn was a retired, award-winning sales representative with Creative Systems and Raymond was a retired independent insurance broker of his firm, Caen-Leach-McLean, based in Maryland Heights, Missouri.  In retirement, Ray enjoyed singing in barbershop choruses in both Festus and Perdido Key, Florida where Ray and Carolyn celebrated their last two wedding anniversaries.  Carolyn enjoyed china painting, water colors, and creating elaborate murals in her grandchildren’s bedrooms. A memorial gathering is scheduled for 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Monday, June 25, 2012 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus. On Tuesday June 26th  there will be a memorial service at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church of Festus beginning 10:00 A.M. with memorial service at 11:00 A.M., officiated by Rev. Tony Townley, Pastor of Wesley Memorial and Plattin United Methodist Churches.  Memorials in their memory are preferred to the Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church or the Ozark Food Pantry.

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Guy Allen Glaze, age 54, of Bonne Terre, Missouri passed away Thursday, June 21, 2012 at his residence.  He was born January 4, 1958 in Festus, Missouri the son of Oda Glaze of Pevely, Missouri and the late Flora Dean (nee Elder) Glaze. He is survived by daughters, Dena Thompson and husband Nick of Farmington, Missouri, Amanda Glaze of Fredericktown, Missouri and Shirley Chamberlain of Bonne Terre, Missouri, and sons Jared and Sevin Glaze of Farmington, grandchildren Brianna and Ryan Chamberlain, Tyson Thompson and Wyatt Pruett.  He is also survived by brothers Ronnie Glaze and wife Susan of Terre du Lac, Missouri, Dwight Glaze and wife Joyce of Crofton, Maryland, Warren Glaze and wife Jan of Pevely, Missouri, James “Jake” Glaze and wife Cathy of Cadet, Missouri and Barry Glaze and wife Caroline of DeSoto, Missouri, and a sister Debby Rawlins and husband Larry of Pevely, Missouri. In addition to his mother he is preceded in death by a sister Sharon Glaze who died in infancy. He was a welder in the pipeline industry and a Mason with the Blackwell Lodge. Memorial Gathering  4:00 P.M. until time of service at 6:00 P.M., Friday, June 29, 2012 at Vinyard Hillcrest Funeral Home in Pevely, Missouri officiated by Dr. Charles McLain, Pastor, First Baptist Church of Festus/Crystal City, Missouri.  Interment Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Pevely, Missouri.  Memorials preferred to the Guy Glaze Children’s Fund.

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Bernard John Shannon, age 83, of Bonne Terre, MO entered into rest on June 21, 2012 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born on October 8, 1928, in St Ann, Missouri. He is survived by his loving wife: Iva (Sparks) Shannon of Bonne Terre, MO; children: Mike Shannon of Belleville, IL, Steve Shannon of Belleville, IL, Diane Shannon of Smithton, IL, Jan (Mike) Forness of Belleville, IL, Dave Shannon of Belleville, IL, Angie Mullholland of Smithton, IL, Barry (Kim) Sevic of Florissant, MO, Joe (DeShan) Sevic of Lee Summit, KS, Cynthia (Charles) Moates of Sikeston, MO and Frank Sevic of Sikeston, MO, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a retired journeyman/lineman for Southeran California Edison. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Park Hills. He enjoyed woodworking, crafting furniture and fishing. He was also a member of the IBEW and NECA.
 
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Jennifer Lynn Smith, age 39, of Pevely (formerly of Arnold) ied suddenly on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at her residence. Born on April 13, 1973, in Belleville, IL to the late Jack Taylor and Harriet (Kircher) Mooney. She is survived by her sons: Brady Smith and Cody Smith; former spouse and father of her children: Jeremy Smith of Hillsboro, MO, sister: Cindy Miller of Laverne, CA, niece: Briana Miller of Laverne, CA, nephew: Tyler Miller of Laverne, CA, former brother in law: Roy Miller of CA and many close friends. Jennifer was a former hair stylist for Style Station in Arnold and was currently working in computer business sales. She loved to decorate and was eager to help anyone. She loved her boys dearly and socializing with neighbors and friends. Memorial service to be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 7:00pm at Mahn Twin City Chapel in Festus. Memorial visitation from 6pm-7pm. Donations preferred to the family for funeral expenses.

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Mardell Jane Benton, age 66, of Barnhart, Missouri passed away Saturday, June 23, 2012 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She was born July 8, 1945 in Guthrie Center, Iowa the daughter of Margaret (nee Saltsgaver) Hollar-Forcht of Festus, Missouri, and the late Eldon Hollar. She is survived by her husband, Larry Benton of Barnhart, Missouri, a son Sean Benton of Barnhart, Missouri and a daughter Melodee Benton of Port St. Lucie, Florida. She is also survived by a brother Eldon Lee Hollar and wife Carolyn of Anchorage, Alaska. She was a retired secretary for the Dunklin R-5 Herculaneum High School, and a member of the Guthrie Center Church of Christ. Visitation from 9:00 A.M. until time of service at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Vinyard Hillcrest Funeral Home in Pevely, Missouri officiated by Rev. Carolyn Hollar.  Memorials preferred to the American Diabetes Association.

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Lillian Florence Albano, age 94 of Crystal City, Missouri passed away Sunday, June 24, 2012 in Festus, Missouri.  She was born February 3, 1918 in Crystal City the daughter of the late Edna (nee Wagner) and Henry Wagner. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Sylvester Albano and two sisters Corinne Lalumondier and late husband Adam and Delphia G. Wagner. She is survived by a niece Cindy Douglas and husband Robert W. of Crystal City, nephews Donald Lalumondier and wife Susan of Highland, Illinois and Richard H. Lalumondier and partner John J. Marston of Gaithersburg, Maryland, numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. Visitation from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus and then from 9:00 A.M., Friday, June 29, 2012 until time of service at 10:00 A.M. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crystal City officiated by Pastor Jarold Rux.  Interment in Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens in Crystal City.  Memorials preferred to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crystal City.

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Jason M. Hartwell, 36, of DeSoto passed away at his home on June 24, 2012. Mr. Hartwell was a self employed construction contractor. He was a Journeyman Apprenticeship from Carpenters Union. He loved the outdoors. Born December 8, 1975 in St. Louis; he was the son of James E. Hartwell of Festus and Jacqueline (Moelm) Hartwell of Arnold. He leaves behind his loving Wife, Mina (Worthy) Hartwell of DeSoto and two Daughters, Isabella and Olivia Hartwell. Mr. Hartwell is also survived by his mother's friend, Michael Hartwig; his Grandmother, Connie Moelm of St. Louis and his Mother-in-law, Gail (Virden) Lauder of Huntsville, AL. Jason was preceded in death by his son, Justin Hartwell; his grandfather, Lloyd Moelm and his grandparents, James & Irma Hartwell. Rev. Gene Moses will be officiating the memorial service. Service Date: Saturday, June 30, 2012,  Time: Memorial Service 1:00pm. Service Location: Mahn Funeral Home, DeSoto Chapel. Interment: Private. Memorials/Donations: Hartwell Childrens Fund, Eagle Bank, DeSoto, MO

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Edna Mae Shores, age 91, of Pevely, Missouri passed away Sunday, June 24, 2012 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City, Missouri.  She was born March 4, 1921 in Horine, Missouri the daughter of the late Jessie (nee Merrell) and Andrew Edward Burris.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Lester Shores, a son Charles Shores, sisters Mille McCoy and the late husband Sam, Genoa Jackson and the late husband Howard, Clementine Cook and the late husband Leo, brothers Arnett Burris and the late wife Carrie, Arthur Burris and the late wife Margaret, Samuel Burris and Elmer Burris and the late wife Corine, daughter-in-law Janet Shores and son-in-law Sherman Kinder. She is survived by sons Andrew Shores, Ronell Shores, Dennis Shores and Richard Shores and wife Ethel, daughters Jean McGuire and husband Anthony, Leslie Shores, Jessie Casey and husband Lindell, Audrey Kinder and Annette Shores, a daughter-in-law Jewell Shores, 28 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She was a member and consecrated Deaconess of the Buren Chapel A.M.E. Church in Herculaneum, Missouri and was a retired ceramics instructor at the Teamsters #688 Health Camp in Pevely. Visitation from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus, Missouri officiated by Rev. Martinous Walls, Sr., Pastor of Buren Chapel A.M.E. Church.  Interment in Rankin Cemetery in Herculaneum.  Memorials preferred to the National Kidney Foundation.

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John James “Hans” Fischer,  age 87, of Festus, Missouri passed away Monday, June 25, 2012 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City, Missouri. He was born February 2, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri the son of the late Josephine (nee Hummel) and Aloysius J. “Ollie” Fischer. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years Doris J. (nee Herzog) Fischer, sister Cecelia “Dollie” Bischoff and brother-in laws Edward Madden and Lou Bollasina. He is survived by daughters Gerri Brown and husband Bill of Doniphan, Nebraska, Gayle Edwards and husband Billie of Festus, grandchildren Stacia Marie Willis of Sacramento, California, Shayne Richard Edwards of Festus, Brian J. Edwards and wife Lisť of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Jeremy W. Edwards of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Chandra Edwards of Oklahoma, sisters Agnes Madden of St. Louis, Dorothy “Dotsy” Coleman and husband John of St. Louis, Josetta “Jo” Bollasina of St. Louis, brother Richard Fischer and wife Pat of St. Louis. He was a Heavy Equipment Operator and a member of Sacred Heart Church of Crystal City, the Diplomats Club of St. Louis, Elks Lodge #1721, life member and 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus #1230 and member of Operators Union #513. Visitation 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Vinyard Funeral Home, Festus with funeral mass 10:00 A.M. Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Sacred Heart Church, Crystal City officiated by Fr. Joseph Wormek, Pastor.  Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery in Crystal City.  Memorials preferred to the Knights of Columbus #1230 or Elks Lodge #1721.

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Dennis Dubart McHawes, age 66, of Herculaneum, Missouri passed away Monday, June 25, 2012 at his residence.  He was born July 20, 1945 in Herculaneum, the son of the late Martha Pauline (nee Williams) and Stanley Harold Mc Hawes. He is survived by his wife Sheila (nee Ellis) McHawes, sons Dennis T. McHawes and wife Gayla of Festus, Missouri and Donald H. McHawes of Herculaneum, sisters Ruth Carron and husband Mark of Festus and Dorothy P. Dolph and husband Allen of Festus, grandchildren Dennis T. McHawes II, Dae McHawes, Madison McHawes and Marli McHawes. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother James McHawes. He was a 1963 graduate of Herculaneum High School, a United States Navy Vietnam Veteran, a forklift operator for 41 years at Jefferson County Lumber Co. in Imperial, Missouri, the 2005 Missouri State Champion Horseshoe Pitcher, longtime member and former president of the Dunklin R-5 School Board and a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fanatic. Memorial Gathering from 3:00 P.M. until time of memorial services with full military honors at 4:30 P.M. Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Vinyard Hillcrest Funeral Home in Pevely, Missouri, officiated by Mr. Matt Brown.  Memorials preferred to Fisher House of St. Louis, #1 Jefferson Barracks Road, St. Louis, Missouri  63125.

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Lester "Les" Joseph Norton, 83, of DeSoto, entered into rest at Fountainbleau Nursing Center on Monday, June 25, 2012. Born September 19, 1928 in Union, Mississippi; he was the son of the late Lewis J. and Lavada (Gainey) Norton. Mr. Norton was a car salesman for Neal Chevrolet and Parker Banks Motor. He served in the US Army during Korea. He was a member of the American Legion Post 253 in Festus, the VFW Post #3777 and Eagles Club of Festus. He loved Cardinal Baseball. He is survived by his son, David M. (Misty) Norton and one granddaughter, Darian Norton of DeSoto. Rev. James Owens will be officiating the funeral service. Service: Date: Friday, June 29, 2012, Time: 11:00am. Service Location: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Interment: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Memorials/Donations: Cardinal Glennon Memorial, Hospital for Children, 1465 S. Grand, St. Louis, MO 63104

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Vernon Franklin Allen, age 90, of  Pevely, Missouri passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City, Missouri.  He was born July 28, 1921 in Silva, Missouri the son of the late Martha (nee Roden) and James Murphy Allen. He is survived by his wife Irene (nee Tiederman) Allen, daughters Willma Rabenau and husband Gary of Kansas City, Kansas and Barbara Allen of Pevely, a son Paul Allen and wife Karen of Silva, a sister Helen Fears, grandchildren Michelle Rabenau, Kelly Madigan and husband Rick, Michael Allen and wife Kiesha, Deann Goforth and husband Daniel and eighteen great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by brothers Herbert and Paul Allen and a brother-in-law Tommy Fears. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Silva and a retired machinist from Panjuris Manufacturing in St. Louis, Missouri. Visitation 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Vinyard Hillcrest Funeral Home in Pevely with funeral services at 10:00 A.M. Monday, July 2, 2012, officiated by Rev. Larry Addison of Hillsboro, Missouri.  Interment in Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens in Crystal City, Missouri.  Memorials preferred to the Humane Society.

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Chester Roy Boyer, age 87 of Herculaneum, Missouri passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Scenic View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Herculaneum.  He was born November 18, 1924 in Herculaneum the son of the late Nora Mary (nee Hayes) and Alonzo Boyer.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by brothers, William H. Boyer, Jesse B. Boyer, Harold Boyer, Donald Eugene Boyer, Arthur Boyer and late wife Elaine and Clarence Boyer who died in infancy, sisters Jeanette LaFloure and late husband Robert and Lois May Skaggs and late husband Truman. He is survived by sister-in-laws Jane Boyer, Gerry Boyer, Joy Boyer, Mary Boyer and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a WWII veteran of the United States Army and a retired brake operator for a vending machine manufacturer. Visitation from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at 12:00 Noon, Friday, June 29, 2012 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus, Missouri officiated by Pastor Shirley Winford of Victory Church in Pevely, Missouri.  Interment in Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens in Crystal City, Missouri. 

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Jane L. (Eyre) Thorne, age 76, of Park Hills entered into rest June 27, 2012 in Winfield, MO. Born April  30, 1936, in St Louis, to the late John and Lucille (Arman) Eyre. She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Wesley Thorne, Sr. Survived by 3 sons: Donald W. Thorne of Pilot Knob, Timothy J. Thorne of Potosi and Patrick C. (Cindy) Thorne of DeSoto; numerous grandchildren; sisters: Dorothy Jenkins of AR and JoAnn Chambers of Benton, MO, She is preceded in death by her parents, husand, and brother, John Eyre; sisters: Lucille Faddis and Mary Hamstein. Funeral service was Fri, June  29, 2012 at Mahn Twin City Chapel, Festus. Burial in Calvary Cemetery, St Louis.

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Fern Besher, Age: 79 of Hillsboro, Missouri, passed away June 28, 2012 at her residence in Hillsboro, MO. She was a Homemaker. Born November 2, 1932 in Born: House Springs, MO, she was the Daughter of William Whitworth and Martha Elizabeth (nee Rogers) Whitworth and Step-Father: Leslie Wren (all deceased). She was also preceded in death by her husband, the late Melvin Vernon “Pee Wee” Besher. She is survived by her Children: Mel (Linda) Besher, Hillsboro, MO, Darlean (Larry) Seaman, Green River, WY; Sister: Mildred Goode, Millington, TN; Grandchildren: Emery Besher, Angie Mattocks, and Larry Seaman, II; Great-Grandchildren: 9; Great-Great Grandchildren: 5. Funeral Service: Monday, July 2, 2012 @ 10:00 AM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. Officiated by: Greg McCord.  Place of Burial: Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Cedar Hill, MO. Visitation: Sunday, July 1, 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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Donnell Lee “Don” Almany, age 80, of Festus, Missouri, passed away Friday, June 29, 2012 at Scenic Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Herculaneum, Missouri.  He was born November 16, 1931 in University City, Missouri, the son of the late Mary Jane (nee Tully) and Robert Samuel Almany. He is survived by his wife Stella (nee Dunker) Almany, sons Tom Almany of Festus, David Almany and wife Lisa of St. Louis, Missouri, Bill Almany and wife Karen of Festus, Jim Almany and wife Tammie of Festus and Tim Almany and wife Julie of Festus, grandchildren Chelsea Christian and husband Jason, Andrew and wife Amanda Almany, Joe, Shana, Caitlin, Tyler, Caleb, Nathan, Bria, Zach, Haley, Ryan and Austin Almany. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by siblings Robert Joe Almany and his late wife Arless, Olive Potter and her late husband Stuart and an infant sister. He was an Air Force Veteran of the Korean War, a member of Sacred Heart Church in Crystal City, Missouri and the Knights of Columbus council #1230.  He was a life long farmer and retired pipe fitter from Union Electric, local #148 operating engineers, and member of the Missouri Farm Bureau. Visitation 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Monday, July 2, 2012 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus with funeral services 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at the funeral home, officiated by Fr. Joseph Wormek, pastor of Sacred Heart Church.  Interment with full military honors in the Almany-Howe-Madison Cemetery.  Memorials in his memory are preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Harry Willard Wiggins, Age:  94 of Hillsboro, MO, passed away June 29, 2012 at his Residence in Hillsboro, MO. He was a Baggage Handler for Terminal Railroad, St. Louis, MO; loved working outdoors and practiced carpentry as a hobby. Born May 1, 1918 in Dent County, Missouri, he was the Son of the late Ralph Wiggins and Mary (nee Case) Dennison Wiggins. He is survived by his Wife, Addie (nee Craig) Wiggins, of Hillsboro, MO; his Children: Edmund Wiggins, St. Petersburg, FL, Carolyn (Mark) Hazen, Florissant, MO, Kathryn “Kitty” Weirich, Columbia, MO; Half Brothers & Sisters: (preceded in death by half brothers; Paul & Herbert Dennison and half sister,Gladys Van Meter); Grandchildren: Gary, Scott, and Andrew Hazen; Katie Smith, Rachel Weirich, and James Weirich: Great Grandchildren: Lauren Hazen. He attended St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, De Soto, MO; member of Mt. Hermon Methodist Church, Salem, MO. Organizations: served in the U.S. Army’s 33rd Armored Regiment during WWII as a tank driver where he was awarded five Bronze Stars for Normandy, Northern France, Germany, Ardennes, and the Central European Campaigns. He was also awarded a Silver Star and a Purple Heart. Funeral Service: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 @ 10:00 AM at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, De Soto, MO. Officiated by: Pastor Darlene Payne. Place of Burial: Mt. Hermon Cemetery, Salem, MO. Visitation: Monday, July 2, 2012 from 5 PM – 8 PM at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home. As an expression of sympathy memorials may be given to St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 1004 Rock Rd., De Soto, MO 63020. Funeral arrangements under the direction of dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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Melvin V. McClure, age 86, of Festus, MO entered into rest on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Baisch Nursing Center in DeSoto. Born on October 22, 1925, in Paragould, Arkansas to the late Andrew and Lillie (Atkinson) McClure. He is survived by his wife of 66 years: Nedra (Martin) McClure, son: Stanley McClure of Colorado Springs, CO, daughters: Kathy (John) Swafford of Festus, MO, Christina (Gary) Wells of Cleveland, TX and Karen (Fred) Schmitt of San Antonio, TX, 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded  in death by his brothers: Floyd McClure and Harlan McClure, sisters: Elva McClure, Irene McClure, and Lillian Cooper and half sister: Esther McClure. He was a retired quality inspector for Ford Motor Company. He was a United States Navy veteran who served his country during World War II. He was a member of DeSoto Church of Christ. He and his wife were "greeters" at the Festus Walmart. He enjoyed working on small engines, fishing and St Louis Cardinal baseball. Memorial service with full military honors to be held on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 11am at DeSoto Church of Christ, 4523 State Route 110, Desoto, MO. Memorial gathering from 10am-11am.Minister Don Bahr to officiate.  Interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Donations preferred to the Alzheimers Association, 9374 Olive Boulevard, Suite 101, St Louis, MO 63132-3253.


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