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Obituaries


April 2024

Jesse "Richard" Beck of Farmington passed away April 2, 2024 at Camelot Nursing Center & Rehab in Farmington. 

He was born in Farmington to the late Henry Martin Beck and Ruby Oleta 'Gray' Beck.

He is survived by his daughter, Victoria Sparks of Farmington and by special friend, Lisa Sparks of Farmington. 

Richard worked for General Motors for 30 years and retired in April of 1995.

He enjoyed traveling. 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2024 from 10:00 am until time of service at 2:00 pm at the Horton-Wampler Funeral Home, 1 Federal Park Ave, Park Hills, Mo. 

Ronnie Dee Williams, age 62, passed away suddenly on Friday, March 29, 2024 at his home in Piedmont, Missouri. He was born on December 1, 1961, in Advance, Missouri, the eldest son of Charley and Janet (Sadler) Williams. 

Ronnie and Marsha Gail (Robins) Williams were married on September 28, 2001, in Marble Hill, Missouri. Along with Marsha, he is survived by his daughter, Lindsay Williams; a son, Jason Williams; his sister, Teresa (Wayne) Pronschinske of Arcadia, Wisconsin; his brother, Rusty Williams of River Falls, Wisconsin; along with many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his twin children in 2011; his sister, Darlis Stevens; his brothers Rodney, Donnie (his twin), and Bennie Williams.

Ronnie trusted Jesus Christ as Savior earlier in his life and shared Him with others. He enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening, and taking pleasure in making his yard look nice.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at 2:00pm at the Lighthouse Baptist Church, 2826 Independence Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri with new pastor, Brother Jason Brown and former pastor, Brother David Pringle officiating.

Cody Pyatt passed away on Tuesday April 2, 2024 at the age of 20.

He is preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Pyatt and his mother, Davina Crane.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Hoem in Bonne Terre on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 from 2:00 pm until service time of 5:00 pm with Pastor Randy Murphy officiating. The family will have a private burial at a later date. 

 

Donna Marie Kite of Desloge, Mo passed away April1, 2024 at the age of 70.

She was born on April 13, 1953, in Bonne Terre MO to her parents, he late James "Duck" Pryor and Juanita "House" Pryor.

She is survived by her husband Gary Kite of Desloge, Son-Jimmy Kite and wife Mindy of Brownsburg, Indiana, Sister-Rite Reed of Desloge and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. 

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 5, 2024, from 4:30 pm until time of funeral service at 6:00 pm at Horton-Wampler Funeral Home in Park Hills, MO. 

 

 

Donna Jean Thurmond, of Farmington, entered eternal rest on April 1, 2024, at her daughter’s home surrounded by her loved ones at the age of 67. She was born on February 28, 1957, in Ironton, Missouri, to Donald Cooper Sr. and Norma (Sloss) Cooper.

 Donna is survived by her husband, Donald Thurmond, her daughter, Melissa (Matt) O’Neail of Farmington, her grandchildren, Layne and Sawyer, her former spouse, Gary Ford of Arnold, her sister-in-law, Carol Cooper along with many friends.

 Donna was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Donald “Butch” Cooper Jr.

 Donna previously worked as an insurance agent. She was a member of Grace Point Pentecostal Church. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and spending time with her grandchildren. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed.

 A visitation will be held on Friday, April 5, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel officiated by Pastor Jay O’Neail and Pastor Ernest O’Neail. Private interment to follow at Mayberry Cemetery. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the American Lung Association, 211 North Broadway, Suite 2035, St Louis, MO 63102. Share your memories and condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com. 

 

 

Charlotte Anne Mills was born June 8, 1950 at Marquand, Missouri the daughter of Silvester and Neoma (Yount) Mills and passed away on March 30, 2024 in Fredericktown, Missouri at the age of 73 years.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, sister Mary Elizabeth Mills, nephew Kevin Foster and brother -in-law Jerry Foster. 

Charlotte is survived Two (2) brothers Dennis (Kathy) Mills and Patrick Mills, Three (3) sisters Marie Foster, Marcella Mills and Pauline Lockhart. Five Niece’s and nephews Katy, Adam, Rusty, Becky and Jesse.

Charlotte was a member of Old Bethel Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading and puzzles. 

 

 

Mary Anna Klepzig, of Farmington, entered eternal rest on March 31, 2024, at Cedarhurst at the age of 80. She was born on December 29, 1943, in Farmington, Missouri, to Chester  and Virginia (Cleve) Rickus, who preceded her in death.

 

Mary Anna is survived by her husband of 59 years, Howard Leland Klepzig, her daughters, Sherri Klepzig of Farmington, Terri (Adam Kurzejeski) Klepzig of Kirksville, and Dr. Andrea Klepzig of St. Louis, her grandsons, Howard Grant Klepzig and Cullen Leland Klepzig, her siblings, Glenn (Janet) Rickus of Farmington and Lana Dickey of Grand Rapids, MI, nieces, Laura, Lisa, and Kelly, her nephew, Cullen, many friends and her grand dogs, Woodford and Oliver.

 

Mary Anna attended Farmington High School and was the school’s first homecoming queen. Along with her husband, Howard, they were the owners of Bowl-Aire Lanes in Farmington for many years. She was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church where she previously taught Sunday school for 20 years and was involved in the United Methodist Women’s Group. She also belonged to the Women’s Bowling Association, the Historical Society, and the Missouri Forest Products Association. Mary Anna will be fondly remembered and dearly missed.

 

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 10:00 a.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church, 425 North Street, Farmington, MO with Pastor Ron Beaton officiating. Interment to follow at Copenhagen Cemetery.  Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the Visiting Veterinarians International, 9825 SE Tower Drive, Damascus, OR 97089. Share your memories and condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com. 

 

 

Bud Norman passed into his heavenly home on March 30, 2024, at the age of 67 years and 11 months. He was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 29, 1956, to the late Murray Norman Sr. and Mary Frances (Stokes) Norman.

(As written by Bud’s loving wife, Donna) Anyone who knew Bud knew he was considerate of other people and always willing to help the underdog. Always willing to help those he loved most. He spent his life devoted to the City of Farmington as Parks and Recreation Director for over 45 years. He retired at the age of 66 years and 4 months. We barely had enough time to get used to retirement when he thought maybe he retired too soon. He missed his co-workers terribly. The personal side of Bud? How do you sum up a hero? A man who was always there. It’s a little hard when the person you’re talking about has been the love of your life, all of your life. Steady as a rock . . . and always loved unconditionally. Not many men stand up to that. Bud always fought for what was right not what was easiest. He loved with his heart. He accepted people not for what they’ve done in their past, but for what they’re doing to make their future brighter. He was honest and giving, mostly he loved. He loved me, our kids, grandkids, and extended family. Most likely if you’re reading this, he loved you too. If you saw him outside, he was polishing something, throwing up his hand as you honked when going by. He was my childhood sweetie from age 9 until the day he left me, then my heart stopped too. Bud and I would have celebrated 49 years of marriage in May. We were both very much looking forward to the future ahead of us. Our kids encouraged us to follow our dreams. God decided differently. I have to look at Bud’s future as the one that counted most right now in our Lord’s eyes.

Bud finally settled in, found the “gear head” in himself and there was no turning back. Bud always said, “I’ll know when it’s time to get off (this bike).” I guess he figured it was his time to get off. Our family is grieving terribly over the loss of him, and we’re also a little envious. After all, how many people get to leave this world doing exactly what they loved most!

God speed our sweet husband, dad, papaw, brother and friend. We love you always and may God bless us with the joy of seeing you soon.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Marie Norman, children Nicholas (Rayne) Norman and Jennifer (Jake) Thomure; grandkids, Hannah Norman, Tristan Norman, Niyah Hayward, Sofiah Thomure, Aspyn Thomure, Tanner Thompson and Pheenx Thompson; a brother, Phil (Kristi) Norman; sisters, Missy (Earl) Peterson and Gina (Doug) Taylor.

There will be a visitation at Cozean Memorial Chapel on Thursday, April 4, 2024 from 3 p.m. to 8 pm. Memorials, if desired, may be made to donor’s choice in Bud’s name. View the tribute video and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Jonah Khylar Nausley, age 4 years and 3 months, passed away on Wednesday, March, 27, 2024 at the Madison Medical Center in Fredericktown, Missouri. He was born on December 9, 2019, in Farmington, Missouri to Nathan Jarad Nausley and Rylee Rochelle Fararro.

 He is survived by his mother – Rylee Fararro of Fredericktown; father – Nathan Nausley of Park Hills, Missouri; grandmothers – Carissa Fararro and Dawn Nausley; grandfathers – John Fararro and Scott Bone; great grandmothers – Leni Adams, Patricia Taylor and Pat Nausley; aunts – Camaryn Fararro, and Avery Fararro; uncle – Rocky Fararro.

 He is preceded in death by great grandfathers – Charles Nausley and Albert Adams; aunt – Amber Fararro and cousin –Summer Nausley.

 Jonah loved going fishing, playing with trains, and playing outside, but his favorite thing was blowing bubbles. He was a very energetic little boy, and everyone loved him and will miss him terribly.

 Visitation will be from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., on Thursday, April 4, 2024, at Wilson Funeral Home in Fredericktown.

 Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., also on Thursday, April 4, 2024, at Wilson Funeral Home with Pastor Raymond Michael officiating.

 Interment will be at Polk Liberty Cemetery near Ironton, Missouri.

 

 

Cynthia Susan Parker, beloved wife mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away on March 29, 2024, at Mercy Jefferson in Festus. She was born on November 16, 1956, in Newburyport, Massachusetts  to the late Gene and Hazel Louise (Mallock) Selvidge. Cindy's departure has left a void in the hearts of all who knew her.
 
Cindy is preceded in death by her son Casey Hester,  aunt "Bubby" Florence Henderson;  grandmother Cecelia Tanner and faithful terrier, Karma. 
 
Cindy, known for her warm smile and kind heart, led a life full of love and joy. Her passion for shopping was only matched by her culinary skills; her carrot cake remains a cherished memory for all who had the pleasure of tasting it. Cindy and her husband, Robert, shared 18 beautiful years together, filled with adventures. The beach held a special place in her heart, where she found solace and peace.
 
A devout member of the Solid Rock Family Church in Farmington, Cindy's faith was an integral part of her life. She adored her children, grandchildren, and great-granddaughter beyond measure. Her love and guidance will forever be etched in their hearts.
 
In the circle of family and friends who mourn her passing are her loving daughters Chrissy Arehart, Jenny Hall (Joey), Mallory Wheeler (Sam); grandson Clayton Parker; grandson J.C. Arehart, granddaughter Missty Rider (Chase), grandson Dakota Parker (Hailey Sansoucie), granddaughter Zariah Hall, granddaughter Kaytlin Showler, and granddaughter Londynn Rose Wheeler; precious great-granddaughter Kaylee Parker; brother Bud Chase; sisters Annie Eaton, Cathy Martin, Connie Dickerson (Dave); along with countless other relatives and friends whose lives were touched by her presence
 
Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre, on Friday, April 5, 2024 from 10:00 A.M. until the service time at 12:00 P.M. with Pastor Darryl Rhodes officiating. Interment will follow at Herod Cemetery in Desloge. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses.

 

Gene “Butch” Mouser was born on February 16, 1949, at Marquand, the son of Elmer and Roseda Mouser, and passed away on March 21, 2024, at the age of 75 years.

Butch was preceded in death by his parents, his former wife Carol (Myers) Mouser, one (1) son, Jamey Mouser, and numerous brother-in-law and sister-in-law.

Butch is survived by his wife Clara, three (3) sons, Timothy (Melody) Mouser, Jeremy (Lori) Mouser, Steven (Angie) Mills, one (1) daughter, Sheri (Stephen) Wade, two (2) brothers, Ronnie (Gail) Mouser, Ed (Donna) Mouser, one (1) sister, Barb Mouser, nine (9) grandchildren, Drake (Allison) Mouser, Kaden Mouser, Allyson Mouser, Grant Mouser, Cecilia Mills, Michael Mills, Harper Mills, Arial Johnson, Stephanie Wright, one (1) great-grandchild, Richard Johnson, and several nieces and nephews.

Butch was a member of Trace Creek Baptist Church, and he enjoyed farm shows, tractors, helping neighbors, mowing, and spending time with his family and friends.

 

Donations may be made to Old Trace Creek Cemetery, Moore's Chapel Cemetery, or the Parkinson's Association.

 

Clyde G. Nash, 66, of Bonne Terre, passed away Friday, March 15, 2024 at Mercy South Hospital in St. louis. He was born on Tuesday, April 2, 1957 in Bonne Terre, to the late Wilburn W. and Elizabeth C. (Patterson) Nash. Clyde retired after 30+ years as a miner, from FMC Mining in Green River, Wyoming.

Clyde was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings. 

Clyde was a man who found solace in nature, immersing himself in activities like hunting, fishing and camping. His love for the outdoors was only matched by his love for family. He cherished every moment spent with his children and grandchildren. 

He is survived by his three loving children and three grandchildren, three siblings, along with many nieces and nephews. 

The family is planning a private memorial. Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. 

 

Judy Whittaker of Steelville passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at the age of 79.

Visitation will begin at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 23, 2024 and continue until time of service at 3:00 pm at Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Mo. 

 

Henry F. Ford, Jr., 79, of Bonne Terre, passed away peacefully at home, March 15, 2024.  He was born March 22, 1944, in St. Louis, to the late Henry F. Ford, Sr. and Lilla Mae (Adams) Ford.   Henry was of Baptist faith and a member of UAW, auto worker’s union.   He retired from the Ford Motor Company after 36 years of employment.  Henry enjoyed riding Harley’s, restoring cars and motorcycles, as well as repairing all kinds of things.  Henry was very good at anything he wanted to do.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and first wife, Doris Ford.

 

Henry is survived by his wife, Paulette “Penny” Ford and her children, William Laughlin, Christine Kurt, Daniel Laughlin and Timothy Laughlin; his children, Henry F. Ford, III, Terri Schulte and husband Roland, and Trudi Ford; two grandchildren, Crystal and Trevor; two sisters, Sherry Leigh DeShong and Bobbie Gayle Gould.

 

A celebration of life will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Monday, March 25, 2024, from 12:00 PM until the time of service at 1:00 PM.    

 

 

Michael Alan Barton, of Farmington, entered eternal rest on March 11, 2024, at his home at the age of 49. He was born on April 22, 1974, in Farmington, Missouri to Lonnie Barton and Rita (Dunn) Horn.

Michael is survived by his mother, Rita (Daniel) Horn; his children, Kayla Crowson, Madalyn Raith, and Justin Barton; and his siblings, Jessica Middleton, Jen Goggin, Sheena Smith and Harley Goggin.

Michael is preceded in death by his father, Lonnie Barton; his grandmother, Nola (Browning) Dunn; his grandfather, Orvel Dunn; and his uncle, Randy Dunn.

Michael enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time outdoors most of all. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

No formal services will be held. Share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com

 

 

Charlene Ruth (Cummings) Grubbs of Farmington, MO passed away March 10, 2024 at the age of 77.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 15, 2024 from 5:30 pm-8:00 pm at the Horton-Wampler Funeral Home. Services will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 11:00 am at Horton Wampler Funeral home with Rev. Larry Allison officiating. Burial will be at Adams Cemetery in Franclay, Mo.

 

Zena Warren of Roxanna, IL passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at the age of 65.

Visitation will be from 12 noon until time of service at 2:00 pm on March 10, 2024 at Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, MO. Interment will be at Martin-Trask Cemetery in Cherryville, MO.

 

Betty Lou Clemons, 95, passed away March 6, 2024 at Southbrook Nursing Center in Farmington. 

She was born on June 26, 1928 to the late Raymond and Esther Caldwell.

Graveside service Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 2:00 pm at Parkview Cemetery, Farmington, MO with Rev. Bradford Laubinger. 

 

Gary Allen Whetzel, of Farmington, passed away on February 29, 2024, at Parkland Health Center at the age of 69. He was born on April 22, 1954, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Gary is survived by many friends at the Anna Dodson Home, where he resided. No formal services will be held. A private inurnment will take place at Knights of Pythias Cemetery in Farmington. 

 

Sandra Wilkes of Farmington, Missouri was born on October 10, 1963, to Edward Keith Sr. and Pauline (Smith) Keith. Sandra loved hosting family gatherings, she loved shopping and spending time with her friends and family. Sandra passed away in her home in Farmington, Missouri on February 25, 2024. She is preceded in death by her father Edward Keith Sr. her brother Rick Keith, and her sister Diana Keith. 

Sandra is survived by,

Mother: Pauline Keith

Husband: Melvin Wilkes

Sons: Robin and his wife Charity Feldman, Jacob Feldman, and Cody and his wife Courtney Feldman

Daughter: Stacey and her husband Brian Davidson

Brothers: Mike and his wife Kay Keith

Sisters: Debbie and her husband Randy Sellinger, Jeannie and her husband Coby Bray

Grandchildren: Annabelle and her husband Aaron, Kobe, Wyatt, Keegan, Macy, Ty, Avianna, Adelynn, and Xzavier. 

Nieces, nephews, and many friends and family. 

Visitation will be held Friday March 1, 2024, from 11am until the service at 1pm in the Coplin Family Funeral Home in Bismarck, Missouri. With Pastor Scott Jones officiating with interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Bismarck, Missouri. 

 

James Williamson of Farmington, Missouri was born in Springfield, Missouri on December 10, 1947, to the late Charles and Joanne (Wingo) Williamson. James loved fishing, spending time at his cabin at Wappapello Lake, enjoyed going to car shows, and spending time with his furry companion Jada. James passed away on February 25, 2024, at the age on 76. He was preceded in death by his stepfather Percy Alcorn, and his brothers Michael Alcorn and Randal Williamson. 

He is survived by:

Niece: Samantha Williamson

Nephew: Parker Williamson

Stepbrother: Steve Alcorn

Step Sister-In-Law: Tari Alcorn

Step Nephews and Nieces: Amber Alcorn, Tyler Alcorn, Alicia Alcorn, Justing Alcorn, Adam Alcorn, Clifford Alcorn, and Sarah Alcorn

Many friends and family. 

Private service at a later date by family. Coplin Funeral Home of Park Hills in charge of arrangements. 

 

Raymond Rehkop was born on December 30, 1945, at Mine LaMotte, Missouri, the son of Floyd and Hattie Rehkop, and passed away on February 22, 2024, at the age of 78 years.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings, Walter P. Rehkop (in infancy) Dorothy Brewington, Mary Louise Sensel, George “Art” Rehkop, Robert Rehkop, Donna Bellew, Floyd D. Rehkop Jr., Ruby M. Martin, and Clara Belle Skaggs.

Raymond is survived by his wife Ethel Rehkop, who he married on June 6, 1970, at Cobalt Village Church, one (1) daughter, Dawn (Jeff) Matthews, siblings, Leeman Rehkop, James (Doris) Rehkop, Betty Marler, one (1) granddaughter, Jessika Smothers, and four (4) great-grandchildren, Aspyn, Willow, Memphis, and Trumann.

Raymond enjoyed being on the farm, and spending time with family.

Adam Jeffrey Jennings, of Festus, entered eternal rest on February 22, 2024, at Barnes Jewish Hospital at the age of 40. He was born on December 18, 1983, in Little Rock, Arkansas, to Jeffrey and Kim (Hickman) Jennings.

Adam is survived by his parents, Jeffrey and Kim (Hickman) Jennings, of Ste. Genevieve, his grandmothers, Elma (Overall) Jennings and Joan (Effan) Hickman, his uncles and aunts, Jay and Debbie Jennings, Ben Jennings, Mark Hickman, John and Mary Hickman, and Becky Long, along with many cousins and friends.

Adam was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Harry “Sonny” Jennings and Marvin Hickman.

Adam was a graduate of Eureka High School where he played the trombone in the jazz and marching band. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business from Central Methodist University. He worked as a rover for Wallace Oil. Adam was an avid Mizzou and Kansas City Chiefs fan. He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing trips to Canada with his parents, hanging out with his dad and loved his momma’s cooking! He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel officiated by Pastor Rocky Good. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1999, Memphis, TN 38105 or donors@stjude.org.  View the video tribute and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.

John Robert Hastings passed away February 22, 2024, at NHC in Desloge at the age of 75.  He was born in Bonne Terre on June 3, 1948, to the late Harold K. Hastings and Virginia (Schafer) Hastings.

John was a 1966 graduate of Farmington High School and went on to attend Mineral Area College.  While in college he was drafted into the military.  He bravely served in Vietnam in front-line combat for a year as a radio operator.  After returning to civilian life, John went to work as a miner at Mississippi Lime Company where he retired after 44 years.  He was a devoted single father and a wonderful Pawpaw to his grandchildren, who were the apple of his eye.  So many will remember him as he was affectionately called “Gorilla”.  His only hobby was being a caretaker to many, including friends and family.

Survivors include his sons, Matthew Stone and Jason Campbell and daughter, Katrina Campbell; eight grandchildren, Christopher Stone, Carter Stone, Chance Stone, Thomas Barton, Maxon Campbell, Adriana Zahn, Jaxx Zahn and Scarlett Campbell; his siblings, Harold (Phyllis) Hastings, Larry (Deborah) Hastings, and James (Robert Buecher) Hastings.

There will be a memorial gathering on Sunday, March 17, 2024, at Cozean Memorial Chapel beginning at 1 p.m. with a service to follow at 3 p.m. with Pastor David Duncan officiating.   A private interment will be held later at Parkview Cemetery.  Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Farmington VFW post 5896 in care of the funeral home.  View the tribute video and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.

 

Linda Diane Spicer, of Bonne Terre, entered eternal rest on February 21, 2024, at her home at the age of 71. She was born on March 14, 1952, in Iron County, Missouri, to Stanford “Bud” and Ruby (Hager) West.

Linda is survived by numerous cousins, many extended family members and friends and her special canine companions, Sadie and Milo. Linda was preceded in death by her father, Stanford “Bud” West, her mother, Ruby (Hager) Odgers, her husband, Robert “Bobby” Spicer, Jr. and an infant brother.

Linda was an elementary school teacher for many years and retired from Jefferson R-7 School District. She was a St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan and enjoyed traveling. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Desloge. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Per Linda’s wishes, no formal services will be held. Inurnment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with the love of her life, Bobby.  Share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com

 

Phyllis Ann Souders of Steelville passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at the age of 80 years. 

Visitation will be held on Wednesday February 21, 2024 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, MO. 

 The funeral service will be held on Thursday February 22, 2024 at noon. 

Burial will be at Steelville Cemetery in Steelville, MO. 

Hollie Detring, a devoted teacher, mother, and loving wife, passed away peacefully on February 16, 2024, at Presbyterian Manor in Farmington, Missouri, at the age of 96. Born on August 1, 1927, in Yount, Missouri to the late Howard and Adeline (Killian) Hahn. Hollie dedicated her life to education, instilling knowledge, and values in generations of children.

Having started her teaching career at the young age of 16 in a one-room schoolhouse in Walnut Grove. She continued to teach at Dry Bone, then at Johnson, where Rex attended 1st grade, and later retired from Farmington R-7. Hollie’s passion for education shone brightly throughout her 39 years and 8 months in the field. She earned a Master’s Degree from Washington University. She touched the lives of countless students, with many returning to express how she had influenced their journey and set them on the path to success.

Apart from her dedication to teaching, Hollie was an avid reader, a card game enthusiast, and a keen traveler who cherished moments with her family, especially during “grandparent camp” weeks when she would take her grandchildren on adventures and create lasting memories. Her precious grandchildren John (Lindsay) Detring, and Erika (Eugene) Ehrenkaufer, will keep the memories alive by sharing them with Hollie’s great-grandchildren, Aria and Remi Detring, along with Brennan, Kylie, and Eli Ehrenkaufer.

Hollie married the love of her life, Frank Detring, in 1947 after he fought in World War II in the Pacific. She was married for an impressive 75 years.

Her son and daughter-in-law, Reed and Margery Detring survive her, carrying on her legacy of kindness, commitment, and generosity. Her brother Rex along with wife Jane Hahn also survive. Hollie is also survived by a caring niece and nephew, Dale and Sonja Hampton.

A celebration of Hollie’s remarkable life will take place with a graveside service to be set at a later time at Hillview Memorial Cemetery. The ceremony will be a tribute to her unwavering spirit, her profound impact on education, and the love she shared with all those fortunate enough to know her.

In honor of her memorials may be made to Heart & Soul Hospice. Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home – Taylor Chapel in Farmington.

Rosemary Louise Otto of Cherryville, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2024 at the age of 58.

Visitation will be held Saturday, February 17, 2024 beginning at 11:00 am until service time of 1:00 pm at Britton-Bennet Funeral Home in Steelville, MO. 

Henry J. Neurohr, of Farmington, passed away unexpectedly on February 13, 2024, at Parkland Health Center in Bonne Terre at the age of 62.  He was born September 1, 1961, in St. Louis, the only child of the late Henry Michael Neurohr and Marie (Heidenfelder) Neurohr.  

As a child, Henry’s parents moved from St. Louis in the late 1960’s to southern St. Francois County where they lived on a farm.  He graduated from Farmington High School and went on to graduate from Southeast Missouri State with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Science.  He also attended Rankin Tech where he obtained a degree in boiler operation.  He became a certified boiler inspector for the State of Missouri and did a lot of work in the St. Louis area.  He was in his element living on his working farm.   Henry was an excellent cook who enjoyed hosting friends for dinner.  Traveling to rock concerts with his wife, Susan, was a favorite pastime.  He had a great love for animals and had many throughout his life.

Henry was a loving husband to his wife of 13 years, Susan (Detring) Neurohr; and a loving father to his son, Henry Michael Neurohr; and grandfather of Henry Owen Neurohr.  He also leaves behind close friends, Jon Cozean, Angie Hahn and a special cousin, Hermann Eisele.  

There will be a visitation at Cozean Memorial Chapel on Monday, February 19, 2024, beginning at 11 a.m. followed by a funeral service beginning at 1 p.m. in the Cozean Chapel.  Share your memories and condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.  

Daniel Rector of Farmington entered into eternal rest on February 13, 2024 at his residence at the age of 69.  Arrangements are pending at this time.  Full obituary coming soon.

David Larry Raymer, 78, of Farmington, passed away February 14, 2024 at Southbrook Skilled Nursing and Rehab.  Services are pending under the direction of Cozean Memorial Chapel.  Full obituary to be published soon.

Donna Jean Lampen, 77, of Farmington passed away February 8, 2024 at Southbrook Nursing Center in Farmington. She was born May 18, 1946 in Duluth, Georgia. Donna was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Farmington.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Doris (Hulsey) Ferguson and daughter, Kristy Lampen.
Donna is survived by her husband, Jerry Lampen; daughter, Kimberly Knoop and husband Peter; step-daughter, Diane McCall and husband Mike; four grandchildren, Vito Knoop, Stella Knoop, Rocco Knoop, and Emily McCall; brother-in-law, James Lampen and wife Loretta; sister-in-law, Rita Boyd and husband Charles. Several other family and friends also survive.
A memorial visitation will be held at the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Farmington on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 from 10:00 AM until the time of a memorial mass at 11:00 AM with Rev. William Thess officiating. Inurnment will follow at New Calvary Cemetery in Farmington. Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home – Taylor Chapel in Farmington. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Alzheimer’s Association.

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Beverly June Storz, age 84, of Bonne Terre, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2024, at Parkland Health Center in Farmington, surrounded by her loving family. Beverly was born on Monday, October 10, 1939 in Southern, Illinois. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Daniel Lawence Storz; her parents; her son, Daniel Storz; as well as six siblings. She was a faithful member of the Providence Baptist Church. Beverly loved cooking and keeping up with friends and family on Facebook.

Beverly is survived by her son, Scott (Mary) Storz; seven grandchildren, Chelsea Storz-Davis, Trinity Storz, Kyra Storz, Maci Storz, Curtis Draper, Jr., Alicia Frago, Tristin Frago; one great-grandson, Chance Frago.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre on Friday, February 16, 2024, from noon until the time of service at 2:00 PM with Pastor Randy Murphy officiating. Burial to follow at St. Francois Memorial Park in Bonne Terre. View obituary and share condolences online at www.czboyer.com

Cynthia “Cindy” Darlene (Steinmetz) Bosier, 51, of Park Hills, passed away peacefully on February 2, 2024, at St Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, MO. She was born on April 3, 1972, in Farmington, MO to her loving parents Harold Paul and Naomi Ruth (Ames) Steinmetz.

She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Diana Martin and James Steinmetz; sister-in-law, Debbie Steinmetz.

Cindy worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant in the healthcare industry. With her compassionate nature and genuine kindness, she touched the lives of countless individuals.

Cindy was an active member of the Sonrise Baptist Church in Bonne Terre, where she found solace in her faith and shared her devotion with others. She took great joy in teaching Vacation Bible School and Wednesday night classes for children, her heart was with the children. She had been a member of the Rainbow Girls organization of Desloge Ionic Masonic Lodge.

Cindy will be greatly missed by her adoring family and friends. She is survived by her loving spouse, Travis Bosier, who stood by her side through thick and thin. She leaves behind her brothers, Stephen Paul Steinmetz and wife Sandy, Robert Wayne Steinmetz; sister, Vickie Elaine Carroll and husband Bob; mother-in-law, Betty Wood; brother-in-law, Melvin Martin; special niece but more like a sister, Cathy Steinmetz; along with several nieces and nephews.

Memorial visitation will be held Friday, February 23, 2024, at Sonrise Baptist Church in Bonne Terre from 10:00 until the Celebration of Life service at 10:30 AM with Pastor Daniel Weyand officiating. Memorials can be made in Cindy’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Shawn Dalene Williams, of Mineral Point, entered eternal rest on February 8, 2024, at her home at the age of 56. She was born on February 28, 1967, in Hudson, Michigan, to William Harold and Juanita (Poling) White.  

Shawn is survived by her mother, Juanita (Poling) White of Crowley Ridge, her children, William White of Mineral Point, Kyle (Angelica) Williams of Barnhart, and Annie Williams of Olathe, KS, her grandchildren, Oliver James Nichelson and Dorothy Grace Williams, her significant other, Michael Eades of Mineral Point,  her sister, Billie Joe Hoyer of Poplar Bluff,  special family friend, Craig Rasnic, many other family members, friends and a host of special pets.

Shawn was preceded in death by her father, William Harold White and her sister, Deonna White.

Shawn worked as an assembly worker for Ford Motor Company. She was an animal lover who enjoyed Westerns, shopping, antiques, gardening, poetry, English literature, and novels. She also loved music and played the saxophone in her younger years. She was a collector of many things and was very meticulous about her house being well kept and cleaned. Shawn was a very caring and generous person. She often cooked and prepared food for the King Solomon Lodge in Affton. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel. Interment to follow at New Diggins Cemetery in Potosi. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the Farmington Pet Adoption Center, P.O. Box 45, Farmington, MO 63640. View the video tribute and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.

Jacob "Jake" Barton was born on November 15, 1991, in Farmington, Missouri to Mike Sr. and Joanna Barton. Jake departed this life at the age of 32 on February 7, 2024, at Mercy South Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, surrounded by his loving family. Jake was definitely one of a kind! He never met a stranger and loved to make people laugh. Jake's main passions in life were music, astronomy and his 3 children. Jake was and incredibly gifted musician in many areas but excelled especially in the art of heavy metal guitar. Jake was baptized in the Christian faith by his father at Bismarck Assembly of God.  Jake was preceded in death by his older brother Aaron Wilson, with whom he shared a particularly close bond. 

Jake is survived by:

Parents:  Mike and Joanna Barton

Son: Noah Michael Barton Wheat

Daughters: Ivy Piper Barton and Freya Sage Barton. 

Brother: Rev. Michael Barton II and his wife Thera

Sisters: Amy Lynn Ford and her husband Bob, Amy Renee Courtney and Molly Jo Hardin and her husband Brandon

Grandparents: Dallas and Bonnie Brown 

Many other close nieces, nephews and close friends and family also survive today. 

 

Jake will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. 

 

Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 14, 2024, from 4pm to 8pm and Funeral Service Thursday , February 15, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. in the Coplin Funeral Home of Park Hills, Missouri with Officiating:  Mike Barton Sr and Pastor Micheal Barton II 

Interment will be at Hillview Cemetery in Farmington, Missouri

 

A dinner will be served at the Bismarck Assembly of God Church following the burial. 

 

The family is being served by the Coplin Funeral Home of Park Hills, Missouri. 

Danny Gene “Dan” Turner, 64, of Doe Run passed away February 9, 2024. He was born December 29, 1959 in Doe Run to the late Clyde Edward Turner, Sr. and Thelma Irene (Hurst) Manning. Dan enjoyed fishing and loved to ride his Electra Glide Harley Davidson motorcycle. He also loved spoiling his dog, Hound Dog.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister, Judy Turner.
Dan is survived by three children, Misty Bush and husband Beau, Danny Turner II, and Cody Turner and wife Ashley; ten grandchildren, Cheyene Williams (Nathan), Blake Bush, Ethan Turner, Braden Turner, JayDan Turner, Grant Turner, Graci Irene Turner, Kaelee Turner, Austin Spitzmiller, Paisley Turner; one great-grandchild, Kizer Williams; three brothers, Jerry Turner and wife Diana, Paul Turner and wife Linda, Ed Turner and wife Dot; dear friend, Larry “Bird” Barnhouse. Several nieces, nephews and friends also survive. Special thanks to Ed Turner for all the help throughout the years.
There are no services planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home – Taylor Chapel in Farmington.

Ruth Marie (Stricklin) Brewen of Valles Mines passed away Saturday, February 10, 2024 at the age of 91.

Visitation will beheld Monday, February 12, 2024 at C.Z. Boyer and SOn Funeral Home in Bonne Terre from 10:00 am until time of service at 1:00 pm with Pastor Roy Kaylor and Pastor Randy Murphy officiating. Burial to follow at Hall Cemetery in French Village. 

Anna Lee (Morris) Ruffino, peacefully passed away on February 6, 2024, at Parkland Health Center in Farmington, at the age of 85. She was born on January 13, 1939, in Flat River.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl Jefferson and Bernice (Prather) Morris; aunt, Listine “Tina” Hager and uncle, Alvin Prather.

Anna had a love for life that was infectious. She found great pleasure in watching television and collecting wristwatches. When Anna was able, she enjoyed visits to Hunt’s Dairy Bar with Greg, creating cherished memories that will forever live on.

Anna is survived by her cousin, Greg Hager and wife Jennifer along with other family, Brian Larkin and wife Angie and Chad Larkin and wife Jennifer.

Private burial will take place at Three Rivers Cemetery in Farmington. Arrangements under the direction of C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Desloge.

Joshua Hitchcock of Bismarck, passed away February 1, 2024 at the age of 50.

Visitationwill be Friday, February 9, 2024 from 10:30 am until time of funeral service at 1:30 pm at Horton-Wampler Funeral Home in Park Hills with Rev. James Chaisson officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. 

Karen A. King, of Knob Lick, entered eternal rest on February 1, 2024, at her home surrounded by her loved ones at the age of 65. She was born on August 22, 1958, in St. Louis, Missouri, to David Arlen Lawson and the late Carolyn (Olmstead) Lawson.

Karen is survived by her husband of 40 years, Edward King, her children, Tara (Bill) Gann of Stanchfield, MN and David (Trista) King of Lebanon, MO, her grandchildren, Owen Gann, Evan King, Chase Gann, and Kylan King, her father, David Arlen (Jean) Lawson of St. Charles, MO, her mother-in-law, Linda (David) Mauk of Farmington, along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, her grand fur babies, and friends.

Karen retired from the Southeast Missouri Mental Health Center where she served as postmaster for 20 plus years. She was the former postmaster for Knob Lick Post Office for many years. She was a lifelong Christ follower and very involved at Meadow Heights Church in Fredericktown. She was a talented piano player and formerly played at the First Baptist Church of Knob Lick. She loved Christian music especially the Casting Crowns and Zach Williams. She was a St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues fan. Karen was an avid bowler and loved the beach. She was always on the “go” and was very strong willed even till the end. She loved her family dearly and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Her and Ed had an incredible marriage. They shared a true love story and were each other’s best friend. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, February 5, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at Meadow Heights Church, 1138 State Highway J, Fredericktown, MO 63645 officiated by Pastor Jeremiah Dietiker. A luncheon will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Knob Lick Church of God, 6018 Highway DD, Farmington, MO 63640. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to Meadow Heights Church. View the video tribute and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com

 Paula Diane Edgar, 86, of Desloge, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2024, at Country Meadows. She was born Friday, June 18, 1937, to the late Rev. Paul Slyvester and Maxine Virginia (Cox) Skaggs in Desloge, Missouri. Paula was preceded in death by her late parents and her husband James A Edgar.

Paula pursued her education after her boys started school, first at Mineral Area College then at Southeast Missouri State University graduating with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education. She taught second grade at Athena Elementary in the Desoto school district for 25 years. She was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church in Desloge. Paula was a founding member of the Greater Desloge Garden Club and a member of Missouri Retired Teacher Association. Paula and Jim loved to travel and had visited almost every state including Hawaii. They also loved camping for many years, but the love of her life was her only grandson Matthew James, he was her pride and joy. She loved him very much “My Heart Will Go On!

Paula is survived by her two sons James Michael “Cobb” Edgar and Alan Wayne “Ali” Edgar (Teresa); a very special grandson Matthew James Edgar and his special friend Clarisa Neth; her siblings Ronnie Skaggs (Joyce), her sister Sharon Smith (Tom). Also surviving are three special nieces, Denise Sebastian, Jennifer Sadler, and Julie Hill, five special nephews, Mike, Steve, Randy, Terry, and Danny Edgar and many family members and friends.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Desloge Chapel on Wednesday February 7, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. until time of memorial service at 11:00 a.m. Inurnment will be held at St. Francois Memorial Park Cemetery. View obituary and share condolences online at www.czboyer.com

  

Thomas Craig of Middlebrook, Missouri was born on January 17, 1967, in Bonne Terre, Missouri to the late Roy and Linda (Korn) Craig. Thomas departed this life at his home, surrounded by his family on January 30, 2024. Thomas is preceded in death by his parents, his infant son Brandon Craig, daughter Malinda Craig, brothers Roy Jr. and Scottie Craig and father-in-law Paul Greer.  Thomas' passions in life were working on cars, camping, fishing and spending time with his family and friends.  

Thomas is survived by:

Wife: Melissa Craig

Sons: Joshua Craig and his wife Dawn, and Thomas Craig II and his wife Rebecca.

Sisters: Jackie Ervin and her husband Buddy, Marie Walther and her husband Jamie.

Sisters in Law: Steffaney Greer and her husband Terry, Shari Rokan and her husband Brian.

11 Grand Children: Jessie Craig, Hunter Craig, Jenson Glaze, Desmond Glaze, Corey "CJ" Hill Jr., Olivia Craig, Aubree Craig, Viv-v-an Roberts, Brayden Craig, Hemi Hill and Bennett Hill. 

 

A Visitation and Memorial Service will be held at on Monday, February 5, 2024, at 11am until service time at 1pm. Pastor Michael Barton II with be officiating.  

 

Monetary donations will be accepted at the funeral home office during the visitation to help the family with funeral expenses.

The family greatly appreciates all donations.

 

The family is being served by the Coplin Family Funeral Home of Park Hills, MO

  

Donna Roper, of Bonne Terre, passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at the age of 54.

Donna was preceded in death by her late parents, two children, Christopher, and Brandon Yates; one brother Donald Pope, Jr.

Donna lived a life filled with joy, love, and dedication to her family, animals, and community.

Donna’s passion for animals led her to volunteer at Critter Lane Petting Zoo, where she could be found caring for and nurturing various creatures. Her compassionate nature extended beyond the petting zoo as she also worked at a local pet store and pursued her passion as a skilled dog groomer. Donna had a natural knack for connecting with animals, and her gentle touch and caring demeanor made her beloved by both the pets and their owners. Aside from her love for animals, Donna had a few cherished hobbies. She enjoyed spending her leisure time playing bingo and shopping. However, her true joy came from being surrounded by her cherished family and doting on her beloved grandchildren.

Donna is survived by her loving husband of 10 years Paul Roper, Sr.; children, Courtney (Daniel) Thayer, Brittany (Patrick Williams) Pope, Rosie (Phil) Roper and Paul “Bubba,”Jr.; five grandchildren, Cedric, Cooper, Lincoln, Zach, and Philip “Lip”. Donna will be deeply missed by her children, grandchildren, extended family, friends, and all those who had the privilege of knowing her.

Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer Funeral Home in Bonne Terre.

Wanda Grissom of Farmington, passed away January 30, 2024 at the age of 84.

A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, February 2, 2024 beginning at 4:00 pm at Cozean Memorial Chapel followed by a memorial service at 6:00 pm. 

Becky Kinkead of Farmington, passed away on January 30, 2024 at the age of 75. Per Becky's request, no formal services will be held. 

Tina Lisa Steward, of Ste. Genevieve, passed away January 27, 2024 at the age of 61. Per Tina's request, no formal services will be held. 

Aaron Daniel Granda, of Farmington, passed away January 27, 2024 at the age of 41. 

There will be a visitation on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at Cozean Memorial Chapel beginning at noon with a service to follow at 2:00 pm in the Cozean Chapel with Pastor Jordon Ankrum officiating. 

William Franklin Hull of Park Hills, passed away on January 30, 2024 at the age of 91.

Arrangements pending at the Horton-Wampler Funeral Home. 

Barbara Eugena Jennings of Bonne Terre passed away January 27, 2024 at the age of 91.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre on Friday, February 2, 2024 from 5 pm to 8 pm. Visitation will resume on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 9:00 am with a funeral mass, celebrating her life, will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 11:00 am with Father John Schneider officiating. Burial to follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Bonne Terre. 

Jennifer Suzanne Miller, of Potosi, entered eternal rest on January 25, 2024, at Country Meadows in Park Hills at the age of 51. She was born on October 18, 1972, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Marilyn (Barton) Miller and the late Gary Wayne Miller. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Tom and Edith Barton and Harry and Glenna Miller, and her special aunt, Sue Grounds.

Jennifer was a graduate of Valley R6 High School and earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism at Southeast Missouri State University. She formerly worked as a reporter for the Southeast Missourian and the Daily Journal newspapers. She was a member of Ozark Heights Baptist Church. She loved animals, cooking, and writing. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Jennifer is survived by her mother, Marilyn (Barton) Miller of Potosi, her brother, Tony (Connie) Miller, her niece and nephews, Matthew Miller, Charlie Miller, and Mandy Miller, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 29, 2024, from 10:30 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel.  Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the Humane Society, 1201 Macklind Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110. View the video tribute and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com

John Barry Fischer, 65, of Bonne Terre, passed away January 24, 2024. He left this world on his own terms, with his wife and close friends by his side, in his own home, and with his boots on.

John did not let his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer slow him down. He continued to work for Mineral Area Asphalt Plant, cut and bale hay, and run his small family farm. He maintained a positive attitude throughout his illness, keeping his sense of humor, his strong will and his stubbornness to the very end.

Those who remain to cherish his memory include his devoted wife, Ellen; a daughter Hannah Fischer (Roy); stepsons, Austin Guyan (Natasha), and Timothy Masulit (Me’rcedes); grandchildren: Cameron, Cayden, Catelyn, Daniel, Aubrey, Maddison, Kylie, Alexzander, Kai, Nuncio, and Grayson. Forever remembered by his siblings; Charlotte Dixon (Mike), Pamela Staufenbiel, Allen Fischer (Melinda), and Robbie Fischer; a dear cousin, Debbie Fischer. Also surviving are a host of friends and neighbors who loved him dearly; his dog Beau, and three estranged daughters and their spouses.

John was predeceased by his parents, William and Margaret Fischer; a brother, Aaron Fischer; and his father-in-law Juanito Garcia Masulit.
John deliberately requested that his final arrangements be kept private for reasons personal to him. Those who wish to attend his memorial are welcome to contact his wife, Ellen for details.

Instead of sending flowers, John has requested donations be made to grandparentsrights.org, Jefferson County Foster Children’s Fund, or a charity of your choice. John’s private arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge.

Logan Skyler Johnson of Fredericktown passed away on January 18, 2024, at the age of 27.  He was born in Farmington to Paul K. Johnson and the late Heather Monique Kemp.  In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Harvey and Iva Jean Johnson and an aunt, Vicky Smith.

Logan grew up in Fredericktown and was a high school graduate.  He was a mechanical wiz who was very skilled with computers and tech savvy. An avid gamer, he also loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping.   His family will always remember his big-hearted nature.

Survivors include his father, Paul (Melissa) Johnson; sisters, Brianna Johnson, and Nakota Johnson, all of Fredericktown; and his girlfriend, Josie Stewart of Marthasville.

A celebration of life will be held in the spring, a date to be announced.  Share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.

Charles O’Brien, 78, of Park Hills, passed away January 26, 2024, at Country Meadows in Park Hills. He was born June 17, 1945, in Ironton, to the late Archie and Henrietta (Ashby) O’Brien. Charles was of Methodist faith, and loved watching baseball, sitting on his front porch swing and basketball in his younger days.

He is survived by his daughter and her husband; many cousins; very special friend, Butch Gann; and a host of friends also survive.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Caldwell Chapel in Park Hills, Sunday, January 28, 2024, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Interment will be held at Doe Run Memorial Cemetery, Monday, January 29, 2024 at 11:00 AM.

Jetta Ann Ives passed away on January 23, 2024 at the age of 84.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm -6:00 pm on Sunday, January 28, 2024 at Schrader Funeral Home in Ballwin, MO. Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 am on January 29, 2024 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Steelville, MO. Inerment will be at Schwieder Cemetery in Steelville, MO. 

Edward "Eddie" Nelson, age 90, passed away on Wednesday January 24, 2024. He was born on February 6, 1933 in St. Louis. He is survived by his devoted wife of 67 years, Vivian Neson; five children and twelve grandchildren. 

Visitation will be hedl on Sunday, January 28, 2024 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. Interment cemeremony will take place on Monday, January 29, 2024 at 10:30 am at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, where Eddie will be laid to rest with full military honors. 

Freddie Ray Seaboch passed away at the age of 74.

He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Dietra Seaboch; six children, three step-children, twenty-one grandchildren and none great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, a sister and brother-in-law.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at St. Francois Memorial Park Cemetery in Bonne Terre with Pastor Roger Hogan officiating with full military honors following. Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. 

John Muse was born July 26, 1948 in Springfield, Missouri the son of Ewald John and Alcy Wanda (Muse) Winkelman and passed away on January 23, 2024 in Fredericktown, Missouri.

John was preceded in death by his parents, sister Anna Jill Kemp and wife Barbara Lorraine Winkelman.

John is survived by his children John Winkelman, Daniel (Alee) Winkelman, Robert (Tracy) Winkelman and Christopher (Katie) Winkelman. Grandchildren Arial Greer, Emily (Wyatt) Boushie, Logan Winkelman, Mikayla (Will) Dacus and Liam Winkelman. Two great granddaughters Ensley Boushie and Luna White. Sisters Norma Jean Terry and Jo Lynne Woods also, several nieces and nephews.

John served 4 years in the U.S.Navy and retired from Madison Medical Center.

He was of the Christian Faith and enjoyed motorcycles, camping watching Westerns. John liked spending time with family. 

 Victoria "Vicki" Lynn Umfleet, of Farmington, entered into eternal rest on January 22, 2024, at Barnes Jewish Hospital at the age of 68.  She was born November 25, 1955 in Decatur, Illinois, the daughter of  the late Tom and Judy Donovan.  

Vicki grew up in Kokomo, Indiana where she graduated from high school.  Soon after high school she moved with the family when they relocated to Desloge, Missouri.   She took a job selling tickets at the drive-in theater where she met her future husband, Larry "Butch" Umfleet.  They were married in 1978 in Farmington.  She became a busy housewife and mother who was always there for her family.  She was a seamstress and enjoyed crafting, making miniatures, working puzzles and doing craft shows with her mom.  Her family will remember her for her unconditional love and her unforgettable smile, which could light up a room.

Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Larry "Butch" Umfleet; children, Christy (Steve) Worley, Mike Worley, Tracy (Joe) Young and Jeff (Julie) Umfleet; seven beloved grandchildren, Blake Worley, Bre Worley, Blane Worley, Tyler Andrews, Tyler Umfleet, Jayden Young and Easton Young; siblings, Dave (Suzi) Manser and Steven Manser; nieces, nephews, cousins and close family friends.  Also surviving is her canine companion, Daisy and her granddogs.    Her dear dogs Princess and Rocky preceded her in death.

There will be a visitation on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at New Heights Church beginning at 10 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Rocky Good officiating.  Share your memories and condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.

David Wayne Catron, entered eternal rest, Friday, January 19, 2024, at the age of 68, at his residence in St. Charles, Missouri. David was born, Thursday, February 3, 1955 in Harlingen, Texas., to the late Walter Reese and Mary F. (Carroll) Catron. David proudly served his country in the United States Army.

He was preceded in death by his late parents, brother, Walter R. Catron; sisters Joyce Marie Burch, Beverly Lynn Hankins, and Wanda G. May.

David’s adventurous spirit led him to teach English in China for five years, where he became involved in the lives of his students. His love for music flowed into guitar melodies and soulful songs. But above all, David’s greatest treasure was his children and granddaughters. Having a humble and patient heart lead him to have many friends and acquaintances in his life time. David will be dearly missed by his countless friends.

David is survived by his loving children; Abigail Stinger husband Joseph; son, Emmett Catron, and the mother of his children Helen Catron; two granddaughters, Clementine, and Scarlett Stinger; and brother, Richard Scott Catron.

Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre.

Keith Garland Gipson was born January 19, 1946 in St. Louis, Missouri to Oscar and Helen (Barrett) Gipson and passed away on January 22, 2024 in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 78 years. 

Keith was preceded in death by his parents.

Keith is survived by his children Brian (Kelly) Gipson of Troy, Missouri and Renee Gipson French (Jessica Comer) of Troy, Missouri. One (1) brother Neil (Debbie) Gipson of Fredericktown, Missouri. Five (5) grandchildren Dakota, Montanna, Abbegail, Trintin and Jaidyn. Two (2) great grandchildren Bennett and Colt.

Keith enjoyed old cars and drag racing. He loved spending time with his friends and family, but nothing compared to the love he had for his kids and grandkids.

Joan Ellen Armstrong, of Farmington, entered eternal rest on January 24, 2024, at her home surrounded by her family at the age of 83. She was born on November 14, 1940, in Bonne Terre, Missouri, to the late Jesse and Helen (Rickus) Heck. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Wilson Armstrong, her daughter, Andrea Simmons, her infant son, Mark Jones, and her grandson, Abram Wilson Armstrong.

Joan Ellen formerly managed her family’s business, Heck’s IGA for many years. She also worked as a part-time foreign language teacher at Mineral Area College where she was able to turn her passion for Italy into a career. She was a sophisticated, elegant lady unless you tried to use her sewing scissors to cut paper or came into “her kitchen” while she was cooking. Joan Ellen loved cooking, sewing, quilting, card playing, and flower and vegetable gardening. She was an animal lover, especially dogs, and took in many strays through the years including her cherished companion, Bobo. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Joan Ellen is survived by her children, Amanda Armstrong of St. Louis and Jay (Rachel) Armstrong of Farmington, her grandchildren, Jesse Simmons, Justine Simmons, Rosalie Armstrong, and Josephine Armstrong, her great granddaughter, Rylee Willhelm, along with many friends.

A celebration of Joan Ellen’s life will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations, are preferred to the Farmington Pet Adoption Center, P.O. Box 45, Farmington, MO  63640.  View the video tribute and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com

Robert Propes, of Farmington, passed away January 24, 2024 at the age of 85.

He was boen on March 23, 1938 in Coffman, MO. He is preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Judith Ann Propes as well as his brother Omar, and his three sisters, Ada, Martha and Julie. He is survived by his children, Robert Edward Propes II, Rachael Anne Siegler and Lorenda Gail Polson, along with their spouses. 

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2024 from 10:30 am until time of service at noon at Pendleton Baptist Church in Doe Run, MO with Rev. Doug Tucker officiating. Burial will be at Pendleton Cemetery in Doe Run, MO.  

Arrangements under the direction of Horton-Wampler Funeral Home in Park Hills. 

Steven Edward Parker of Park Hills, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2024 at the age of 60.

He is survived by his wife, Lori Parker, one daughter, Amber (Chris) Dunlap and a host of other family and friends.

Visitation will be held Monday, January 29, 2024 from 11:00 am until time of service at 1:00 pm at Coplin Funeral Home in Park Hills. Interment will be in the Layne Cemetery in Park Hills. 

Shirley Montgomery of St. Charles, MO passed away January 20, 2024 at the age of 89.

Shirley is survived by her niece, Anita and other relatives. Interment will be in the Parkview Cemetery in Farmington, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made the First Assembly Church-Goodtimes Group- in St. Peters, MO.

Roger Donal of Steelville, passed away January 20, 2024 at the age of 74 years. 

Visitation will be January 25, 2024 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm.Funeral service will be January 26, 2024 at noon at Bennet-Britton Funeral Home, Steelville, MO. Interment will be at Steelville Cemetery. 

Paula Sue Hartmann of Bismarck, Missouri was born on February 28, 1948 in Cantwell, Missouri to the late Edward and Gladys Pinkley. Paula loved gardening, enjoyed her flowers and spending time with friends and family. Paula passed away in Farmington, Missouri at the age of 75 years, 10 months and 19 days. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Bob Coleman and Jerry Pinkley.

She was survived by;

Husband: Eugene Hartmann Sr.

Sons: Jeff, Harold, Christopher, Eugene Jr. and Thomas

Daughters: Carmen, Angela, Mary and Sarha

Sister: Joyce Politte

36 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren

Nephews, nieces and many friends and family.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 23, 2024 from 11:00 A.M. until funeral service at 1:00 P.M. in the Coplin Family Funeral Home, Bismarck, Missouri with Pastor: Dave Wilshack officiating , Interment in the St. Francois Cemetery in Bonne Terre, Missouri .

On Saturday, January 20, 2024, surrounded by her loving family, Rita Gail Black passed away at the age of 63. Born on September 14, 1960, in Potosi, to the late Frank Cain and Thelma Lorene (Nash) Saunders. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Harlan Brand; stepson, Terry Black and siblings Frank Perry and Terry Lynn.

Beyond her many accomplishments, Rita reveled in simple pleasures. She had a deep-rooted love for the outdoors, finding solace and joy in her vegetable garden. Tending to her plants and later canning the bountiful harvest brought her great satisfaction. Rita’s talents extended to the kitchen, where she displayed her culinary prowess with her delicious meals. Her family and friends will forever cherish the memories of sharing laughter, stories, and unforgettable meals with her.

In quieter moments, Rita found solace in quilting by hand. Each stitch represented her warm and loving spirit, creating cherished heirlooms that will hold her memory close. She let the melodies of Conway Twitty and Johnny Cash wash over her, finding comfort and inspiration through their music.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Douglas Black; four daughters, Karlyn (David) Watkins, Shauna (Dennis) Martin, Tiffany (Nate) Swan, and Kimberly Black (Darin Pearson); nine stepchildren and their families, Jerry W. (Karen) Black, Janice (Kevin Forbes) Salarano, John Hood, Kevin (Brenda) Brand, David Brand, Tim Brand, Becky Cerda, Cindy Byrd and Tammy Nickles; grandchildren, Jonathon, Katelyn and Jacob Watkins, Conlin, Lucy and Ella Martin, Wilson and Justice Kitchell, Vanessa and Isabelle Bone, Avery, Charlotte and Harlan Swan, Eden Gail Pearson; siblings, Billy (Lou) Cain, Adam (Dina) Saunders, Vickie Akers and Rick (JoAnn) Cain; special friends, Bonnie Hedrick, Christine Nash and Priscilla Rasom along with several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Rita will forever be remembered as a compassionate and loving individual. With a generous heart, she actively contributed to numerous charities, expressing her deep care for those in need. Her selflessness and dedication to helping others made a lasting impact on her community, leaving a legacy that will be cherished for years to come.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 26, 2024, at C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Desloge from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM with the Celebration of Life Service starting at 6:00 PM with Pastor Adam Sanftner officiating. In this time of profound loss, may we find solace in the memories we shared with Rita, and may her gentle soul rest in eternal peace. Memorials if desired can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Mary Lou Kirkpatrick was born May 11, 1968 at Old St. Mary’s Hospital, Ironton, Missouri the daughter of William “Bill” and Melvia Jean (Morris) Dougherty and passed away on January 17, 2024 at Iron County Medical Center in Ironton, Missouri at the age of 55 years.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Scott Kirkpatrick who she married on January 7, 1992 at Belleview, MO. grandparents Calvin & Georgia Greenwalt, two (2) sisters Brenda Dougherty and Peggy Dougherty and nephew Stephen Seville.

Mary is survived by One (1) son Raymond Kirkpatrick of Ironton, MO., Four (4) daughters Angel Barnes of Ironton, MO., Mary Johnston & Gerid of Caledonia, Amanda Harbison & Cody of Ironton, MO, Jessica Kirkpatrick & Brian Halin of Farmington, MO. Three (3) sisters Susan Kelso of Wisconsin, Pam Rickman of Desloge, MO. & Sherry Seville of St. Louis, MO. Eight grandchildren.

Mary attended Glover Baptist Church/Liberty Baptist.

Mary enjoyed crafting, knitting, sewing, and being around family & friends especially the grandchildren

Ann Ellen Royer, of Farmington, passed away January 19, 2024 at her daughter's home surrounded by her family at the age of 82. She was born on December 6, 1941.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Cozean Memorial Chapel. Visitation will resume on Wednesday, January 24, 20024 at 10:00 am until time of service at 11:00 am at Memorial United Methodist Church officiated by Pastor Ron Beaton. Interment to follow at Parkview Cemetery. 

James Mayberry, 61, passed away January 18, 2024 at his residence in Farmington surrounded by family. He was born November 9, 1962 in St. Louis, to the late Mat and Mable (Yates) Mayberry. He was a youth mason of the DeMolay International, and a Boy Scout. James enjoyed racing, riding motorcycles, driving his truck, and spending time with his family.

James was preceded in death by his parents; son, Larry Dale Mayberry; brother, Clarence Mayberry; sister, Patricia Ann Davidson (Don).

He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Dawn (Ellis) Mayberry; children, Preston Mayberry (Mallorie), Mallory Crochan, Justin Russell, Amber Russell (Joe Nelson), Shelly Penny (Timothy), Heather Conaway (Steven), Natasha Noll (Zack); twenty-three grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister, Linda Skagg (Keith). He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at C.Z. Boyer and Son – Desloge Chapel from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Visitation will resume on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 8:00 AM until the time a services at 10:00 AM with Bro. Ron Walter officiating. Interment will follow at Pigg Cemetery in Bonne Terre. If desired memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association.

Archie Lee Camden, 67, of Farmington passed away January 20, 2024 at his residence surrounded by his family and friends. He was born to the late Willard and Ruby (Fry) Camden on September 2, 1956 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas then moved to St. Francois County, as a young child.

Archie was a lifelong member of the Bonne Terre Masonic Lodge #424 where he served as a Master Mason and as a Past Treasurer. He was also a member of the Farmington Elks. Archie retired after 30 years with the Chrysler Corporation UAW local 110, Van Plant, in Fenton. Archie was a union official for 28 years and then was appointed by the International Union as a Training Facilitator. He was appointed by former Governor Jay Nixon and served six years as a civilian member of the Missouri Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers.

His pride and joy were his daughter and his grandchildren. He was a proud dance dad/sports paw paw and grandpa who never missed a soccer game, dance event or baseball game for Erika, Cami, or Cooper. He was a gun enthusiast and enjoyed buying and selling guns. He spent ten years racing 4-wheelers at the Bonne Terre Sand Drags with Erika. Archie was a strong Democrat and devoted Union Member. He loved foosball, pitching horseshoes, and throwing bags for corn-hole.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother: James Paul Camden.

Archie is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Sonja (Cartee) Camden; daughter, Erika Griggs (Eric); two-grandchildren, Camden and Cooper Griggs. Several special family and friends also survive.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre, with a Masonic Service held at 6:00 PM and an Elks Service at 6:30 PM. Visitation will resume on Thursday, January 25, 2024 from 8:00 AM until the time of a service at Noon, with Reverend Jerry Williams officiating, at the C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. Interment will be at Parkview Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to Serenity HospiceCare.

A special thank you to our friends and family and the special staff at Serenity HospiceCare who were there for us during this difficult time.

Lou Meada Brawley of Arcadia, Missouri was born on October 14, 1933 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Joseph and Thelma (Richardson) Alfaro. Lou was one of Jehovah’s witnesses , She loved her cook books, enjoyed reading and loved to share the bible truths to everyone. She also loved spending time with her friends and family. Lou was preceded in death by her son Tommy Brawley and a daughter, Denise Dobbs.

Lou is survived by:

Son: Randy and his wife Tammy Brawley

Daughters: Mary and her husband George Greishaber, Patty and her husband Kevin Smedstad and

Tomalene and her husband Eric Faler.

13 siblings, 9 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

Many friends and family

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date by the family with Coplin Funeral Home of Park Hills, Missouri in charge of the Service.

Michael David Cook of Farmington, Missouri was born on December 6, 1956 to Evona S. Thomas and the Late David Noel Cook. Michael passed away peacefully in his home on January 18, 2024. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy. Michael was preceded in death by his Wife; Karen Sitze Cook, Paramour; Sarah Barrett, Father; David Noel Cook, Grandparents; Iva Dorris Steel, Lowell Keith Cook, Ruby Parks and his nephews Michael L. Bennett and Mark E. Bennett.

Michael was survived by:

Mother: Evona S. Thomas Cook

Children: Courtney S. Cook, William Cook and his wife Kirsten and Braden Barrett.

Grandchildren: Camrin Roberts, Kya Roberts, Aeris Schlueter, Lyric Liesman and Gwen Cook.

Sisters: Kimberly J. Cook Bukal and her husband Joe, Tammy S. Cook Hallin and her husband Andy, Kelly J. Cook Anderson and Arieann Cook.

Bothers: Timothy K. Cook and his wife Toni and Timothy M. Cook

Aunt: Kathy Foster and her husband Gene

As well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many friends and family.

Memorial Service pending by family.

Donations can be made to the Diabetes Foundation or the Kidney Foundation.

Coplin Funeral Home of Park Hills, Missouri in Charge of arrangements.

Toba Welch of Bismarck, Missouri was born in Ironton, Missouri on October 17, 1954 to the Late Emerson B. “Toby” and Audrey (Hampton) Welch. Toba was employed by the City of Bismarck for 45 years and worked with a special friend, Sharon Liddell. Toba enjoyed spending timewith her family verymuch and loved watching allsports. Shewas survived by: Brother: Emerson B. Welch Jr. and his wife Linda Sister:Judy Hedrick and her husband MarkHedrick Nieces and nephews: Leah (Dan) Streuber, Emerson B. (Sherry) Welch III, Colin (Diane) Hedrick and Jolee (Steven) Dickey. Several great nieces and nephews and a very special friend Mary Barnes and all of her family who were like her own. Visitation will be held Wednesday,January 24, 2024 from4-8 P.M.with Funeral Service Thursday,January 25, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. in the Coplin Family Funeral Home, Bismarck, Missouri with Rev. Mike Barton officiating. Intermentin theMasonic Cemetery in Bismarck, MO.

Shirley (DeClue) Greer, age 77, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2024, at her residence in Bonne Terre. Shirley was preceded in heath by her husband, Gary Greer, Sr.

She is survived by her two sons and their families along with other family and friends who loved her dearly. 

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 from 11:00 am until time of service at 1:00 pm. Father John Schneider officiating. Burial to follow in Adams Hillcrest Cemetery in Bonne Terre. 

James "Boone" Fererro, age 70 passed away on Monday, January 15, 2024, at his residence in Ste. Genevieve, MO.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in the Spring. Arrangements are under direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. 

Rhonda Kay Chandler page 69, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2024, surrounded by her family at Parkland Hospital in Farmington. 

Visitation will be Monday, January 22, 2024 from 10:00 am until time of funeral service at 12:00 pm at Horton-Wampler Funeral Home. Burial will be at Boss Cemetery. 

Donald Eugene Alcorn of Farmington and formerly of Montgomery, Alabama, passed away January 13, 2024 at Presbyterian Manor at the age of 86. He was born in Dayton,  Pennsylvania on January 17, 1937 to the late John and Ruth Alcorn. 

Donald spent his career as a banker. He was a trust officer at Regions Bank in Montgomery, Alabama until his retirement. He was a member of Young Meadows Presbyterian Church in Montgomery and was active in an investment/financial group.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Kittanning, Pennsylvania. 

Dorothy "Dottie" Ann Wade of Farmington, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at the age of 94. Arrangements are pending with Cozean Memorial Chapel. 

Shawn Patrick Militzer, Jr. of Farmington, passed away January 12, 2024 at the age of 24. Arrangements are pending with Cozean Memorial Chapel. 

Rodney Smith of Farmington, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2024 at the age of 67. Arrangements are pending with Cozean Memorial Chapel.

David Clark of Doe Run, passed away suddenly on January 7, 2024 at Parkland Health Center at the age of 62. He was born on May 16, 1961 in Ironton, MO to the late Paul Bill Christine (Young) Clark.

David proudly served his country as a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was currently working as a customer service representative for Auto Zone in Farmington. He formerly worked for All State Muffler where he was employed for over 25 years. David was an avid animal lover and always wanted to feed and care for any he encountered. 

A visitation will be held on Friday, January 12, 2024 from 4:00 pm until time of service with military honors at 7:00 pm. at Cozean Memorial Chapel officiated by Elder Larry Sutton. 

Todd Spencer Siddle of Ste. Genevieve, passed away on January 6, 2024 at the age of 51. He was born December 26, 1972 to Paul and Leslie (Donaldson) Siddle.

Todd is survived by his wife Rachel and his three children.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2024 from 12:00 noon until time of service at 2:00 pm at Memorial United Methodist Church, 425 North Street, Farmington, MO. The service will be officiated by Pastor Ron Beaton.

Sally Morris of Leadwood, passed away on January 6, 2024 at the age of 93. She was born December 31, 1930 to the late Claude and Eula Kinsey.

Sally was a faithful member of Leadington Free Will Baptist Church since 1985. Sally worked as a nurses aide for over 20 years. 

Visitation will beheld at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge on Thursday, January 11, 2024 from 12:00 pm until the time of service at 2:00 pm. Pastor Bob Thebeau will be officiating. Interment will follow at Leadwood Cemetery.

Anita Lucille Priest of Cadet, MO passed away Saturday, January 6, 2024 at the age of 75.

She is survived by her husband Fred Gerullis and one son Todd (Angela) Priest. 

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at Church of God Faith of Abraham located at 7030 State Rd. B, Dittmer, MO.

Kenneth Nash, age 63, passed away Friday, January 5, 2024 at Riverview at the Park Nursing Center in Ste. Genevieve. Kenny was born in Bonne Terre on Monday, July 11, 1960 to the late Wilburn W. and Elizabeth (Patterson) Nash. Kenny served his country in the United States Army Reserves.

Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre.

Dan Walter Halbert passed away Friday, January 5, 2024 at the age of 90.

Visitation will be at Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, MO on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Services will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 1:00 pm. Interment will be at Cherryville Baptist Church Cemetery in Cherryville, MO. 

Ivory Nelson Bowen, age 76, of Potosi, MO, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2024.

He is survived by one daughter, Sharon Bourbon and husband Billy of Potosi, MO and one son, Mike Bowen of Potosi, MO. He is also survived by two sisters, Loretta DeClue and Edna LaChance as well as 7 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2024 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Moore Funeral Home in Potosi. Visitation will resume on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 from 9:00 am until time of funeral service at 1:00 pm. Burial at New Diggins Cemetery. 

David Palmer Halloway, 61, of Park Hills, MO passed away January 6, 2024 at his residence. 

He was born September 11, 1962 at Bonne Terre, MO.

He is survived by his father, Bill Holloway and wife Janice; his wife, Sherry "Hartley" Halloway; children, Kristian Marler and Daniel Holloway as well as four grandsons. 

David planned for a private service.

Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery at a later date. 

Paul Andrew Hasse of Farmington, passed away on January 4th, 2024 at his home at the age of 90. He was born on March 9, 1933 in De Soto, MO to the late Alvin G. and Ada (Page) Hasse. 

As a teenager, Paul sang bass in a local quartet call the Gospel Melody Boys. He served in the United States Army 1953-1955.

In 1959, Paul met and married Sue Buckley in southern California and moved back to Missouri in 1966.Paul was a very talented carpenter and wood  worker. He spent much of his time after retiring, working on the farmhouse his grandfather built in 1899 in rural DeSoto. He also enjoyed owning and working on old trucks and talking to people. His greatest love though was for his family. 

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Sue Hasse; daughters and son-in-laws Laura and Jeff Harris, Julie and John Wunning and a sister, Naomi Gibbs as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The family thanks the nurses and aides for the loving care given to Paul at Parkland Hospital, Southbrook, Presbyterian Manor and especially Heart and Soul Hospice.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. 

Cecil Eugene Stone, age 95 of Marquand, MO passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 at Claru DeVille Nursing & Rehab Center in Fredericktown. 

Visitation will be from 1:00-3:00 pm on Friday, January 12, 2024 at Wilson Funeral Home in Fredericktown. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm also on Friday, January 12, 2024 at Wilson Funeral Home with full military honors. Internment will be at a later date.  

Joyce Jean Davis, age 77 of Alton, MO passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 at Parkland Hospital in Farmington. 

A private internment will be at Jefferson Barracks Veteran Cemetery in St. Louis. 

William Frederick Strand, age 90 passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at his home in Fredericktown, MO. He was born on June 2, 1933 in Dinuba, CA.

Visitation will be from 1:00-3:00 pm on Saturday, January 6, 2024 at Wilson Funeral Home in Fredericktown. Services will be held at 3:00 pm also on Saturday, January 6, 2024 at Wilson Funeral Home in Fredericktown with Pastor Brad Crocker officiating. Military Honors following. Internment will be at a later date.

John A. Minks, age 78, of Potosi, MO passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2024. He is survived by his wife Rhonda Minks, one daughter, two sons and five grandchildren. 

Visitation will be held at Moore Funeral Home on Sunday, January 7, 2024 beginning at 12:00 pm until time of funeral service at 2:30 pm. Burial will be at St. Joachim Cemetery at a later date.  

Gloria Graves, 81 of Desloge, passed away January 3, 2024 at NHC in Desloge. She was born June 9, 1942 in Bonne Terre. Gloria was employed by Handi Craft in Bonne Terre until retiring after 40 years. 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Serenity Hospice for their comfort and care of Gloria. 

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge on Monday, January 8, 2024 from 11:00 am until the time of service at 1:00 pm. Chaplain Josh Francis will be officiating. Interment will follow at St. Francois Memorial Park in Bonne Terre. 

Thomas Sales, 83 of Farmington, passed away December 22, 2023 in Farmington. He was born September 21, 1940 in Farmington to the late George Sanford and Sadie (Gibson) Sales. 

Visitation will be Tuesday, December 26, 2023 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the C.Z. Boyer and Son - Taylor Chapel in Farmington with an Elks service at 6:00 pm. Visitation will resume Wednesday, December 27 at 9:00 am until the time of service at 12:00 pm officiated by Father William Thess. Interment will follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.  

Jennifer Brewer, 63 of Park Hills passed away December 22, 2023 in St. Louis. Alice worked at Trimfoot in Farmington but her main job was being a mom to her daughter and a Nanna to her grandchildren. She was a member of the Freewill Fellowship Baptist Church. 

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Park Hills, Thursday, December 28, 2023 from 11:30 until the time of service at 1:00 pm. Pastor Curt Gwartney will officiate, accompanied by Danny Hartley. Interment will follow Parkview Cemetery. 

Patricia Anna Radford, Age 69, of Park Hills, passed away on December 21, 2023 at Phelps County Hospital surrounded by her family. Patsy was a member of the First Baptist Church of Leadwood. Patsy was born in Bonne Terre, to the late Lee Rawson and Anna (Marler) Rawson. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband, Jessie Radford and 4 siblings. 

Patsy is survived by her two sons, three grandchildren, one great grand child and other family members. 

A visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre on Thursday, December 28, 2023 from 11:00 am until time of service of 1:00 pm with Pastor Alan David officiating. Interment will follow at Adams Hillcrest Cemetery in Bonne Terre. 

Harold Edward Brewer, 84 of Park Hills, went to his heavenly home on Thursday, December 21st. He passed peacefully at Evelyn's House (Creve Coeur) surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on January 8th, 1939 in Des Arc, Mo the son of Charles and Anna Brewer. 

Harold or "Hoof" as his family affectionately called him-is survived by his beautiful wife of 66 years, Rose (Chilton) Brewer as well as other family members. Harold will be forever loved and remembered by his family and friends as a truly caring family man and a sweetheart. 

Visitation will be held at Horton-Wampler Funeral Home in Park Hills on Tuesday, December 26th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A graveside service for family and friends will be held at 11:30 am on Wednesday, December 27th at Mountain View Cemetery in Des Arc, MO. 

Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Donna Lois Straub (Kent Straub) was born on March 24, 1941 at Wolverine, Michigan and passed away on December 30, 2023 in Fredericktown at the age of 82 years. 

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, George and Anna O'Donnell.

Donna is survived by 5 children, one brother, eleven grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. 

Donna enjoyed crosswords, word search and crocheting. She made beautiful doilies and tablecloths from crochet. She also loved to bake. 

Donald Way Hogan, 78 of Park Hills, Mo passed away December 18, 2023 at Parkland Hospital in Farmington, Mo. 

He was born on October 9, 1945 in Bonne Terre, MO to the late Wilbur Daniel (Pete) Hogan and Norma "Hedrick" Hogan. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Rachel Jones and Beth Ann Hogan and a nephew Kevin Hogan.

He is survived by his daughter, Sarah Duckett and husband Terry, brother Daniel Hogan and wife Cathy, several Nireces, nephews and other relatives and friends also survive. 

Donald was a big Cardinal Baseball & Mizzou fan. He loved hunting, fishing and baseball. 

Visitation Tuesday, December 26, 2023 from 9:30 am until time of funeral service at 11:00 am at Horton-Wampler Funal Home in Park Hills, MO with Rev. Roger Hogan.

Burial at Boss Cemetery. 

Mark A. McKinney, 51 of Park Hills, passed away January 1, 2024 at Jefferson Mercy Hospital, Crystal City, Mo.

He was born on July 25, 1972 at Farmington, Mo.

Preceded in death by his parents, James "Jim" Roth and Donna McKinney Roth, by 2 aunts and 3 uncles. 

He is survived by one son, Brandon McKinney; Great Aunt, Helen Black; many cousins, other relatives and many friends also survive.

Mark was a volunteer for the Bismarck Fire Department, worked 12 years at Crown Motors and 10 years at Midwest Pawn Shop. He was an avid deer hunter and he loved to camp on the river. 

Visitation will be Friday January 5, 2024 from 11:00 am until timeof funeral servie at 1:00 pm at the Horton-Wampler Funeral Home in Park Hills, Mo with Rev. Greg McCord officiating. 

Carol Sue Puder, 82, of Ferguson, formerly of Bonne Terre, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at St. Joseph SSM Hospital in St. Charles, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born Tuesday, November 4, 1941 in Bonne Terre, to the late Howard and Merle (Sumpter) Hawkins. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Ferguson. Sue retired after 24 years of dedication as a Military Recorder with the Federal Government.

Sue loved her family and grandchildren, playing bingo, going to the casino, staying home, and raising her children was her number one priority. In her younger days she enjoyed playing volleyball and soccer. She was an avid Law & Order fan, and liked watching western movies.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her son, Timothy Puder; siblings, Jackie Hawkins, Maxine Hawkins, Jim Hawkins, Doris Foster, Howard “Bud” Hawkins and Peggy Guidorzi.

Sue is survived by her loving children; Kimberly (Brian Mazdra) Mantle, Tamera Ott, Donald (Julie) Puder and Robert (Theresa) Puder; eleven grandchildren, Jennifer, Gregory, Melissa, William, Tori, Hannah, Adam, Austin, Alex, Steven, and Kyle; six great grandchildren; daughter in-law, Virginia Boydte; brother, Frank (Stella) Hawkins; sister, Beverly Finley; dear friends, Judith Puder, Abigail Lang, Nicole (Jason) Berscheid. Sue will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her.

Visitation will be held Sunday, December 17, 2023 from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. Visitation will resume Monday, December 18, 2023 at 9:00 AM until service time of 10:00AM with Pastor Randy Murphy officiating. Burial will follow at Bonne Terre Cemetery.

Daniel Lawrence Storz, age 91, of Bonne Terre, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2023, at Parkland South, surrounded by his loving family. Daniel was born on Monday, October 3, 1932 in St. Louis, MO to the late Leopold and Mary (Bailey) Storz. He was also preceded in death by his parents; son, Daniel Storz; brothers, Kenny and Leo Storz.

He was a member of the Providence Baptist Church and was also a Mason. Daniel loved bowling and golf. He sang in the church choir and enjoyed bird watching.

Dan is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Beverly June (Spears) Storz; son, Scott (Mary) Storz; seven grandchildren, Chelsea Storz-Davis, Trinity Storz, Kyra Storz, Maci Storz, Curtis Draper, Jr., Alicia Frago, Tristin Frago; one great-grandson, Chance Frago.

Visitation will be held at the C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre on Friday, December 15, 2023, from noon until the time of service at 2:00 PM. Pastor Randy Murphy will be officiating. Burial to follow at St. Francois Memorial Park in Bonne Terre, with full military honors.

Michael Randolph Farmer, 70 of Park Hills, Mo. passed away December 6, 2023 at his residence.

He was born on December 19, 1952 to the late Macklin Farmer and Mary 'Smith' Farmer.

Survived by his spouse, Donna DiFatta and by his step-daughter Teresa DiFatta.

He was a member of Connection's Church of Park Hills.

Memorial visitation Friday December 15, 2023 from 5:00 P.M. until time of memorial service at 6:00 P.M. at Connections Church at 3370 SSR-O, Park Hills, Mo. 63601 with Rev. Lennie Fincher.

Charles Leonard "Chuck" Bloodworth of Farmington passed away December 6, 2023 at his home at the age of 61. He was born in Anna, Illinois to the late Harold Dean Bloodworth, Sr. and Clara Elizabeth (Hawthorn) Bloodworth. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Leroy Bloodworth and his mother and father-in-law, William Luce and Jewell Davis.

Chuck grew up in New Holland, Illinois and moved with his family to Farmington during his senior year in high school. He graduated from Farmington High School in 1980. In 1985, Chuck met the love of his life, Tammy Luce at Cozean Funeral Home. They married in 1988 at Pine Log Baptist Church in Coffman. He wore many hats in his career. During his adult life he worked as a carpenter, welder, mechanic, electrician, plumber, roofer, heavy equipment operator and truck driver. He prided himself in teaching his co-workers the "Chuck way". A strong willed and determined man, Chuck enjoyed fishing, hunting and traveling. He liked to go places but only if Tammy could go along.

Survivors include the love of his life, Tammy; his children, Latisha Hall of Cape Girardeau, Jeremy Rutherford of Kansas City, Missouri and Gregory Jamison of the home; brothers, Junior, Donald and Carl Bloodworth and sister, Glenda Crinkley. Also surviving are many grandchildren; one great grandchild; nieces, nephews and extended family.

There will be a visitation at Cozean Memorial Chapel on Monday, December 11, 2023 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Linda Marie Rupkey-Hahn, 64, of Cadet, Missouri passed away on December 5, 2023 at her residence.

She was born on August 20, 1959 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Everett Lynn Rupkey and Muriel ‘Arndt’ Rupkey.

She is survived by her nephews, Joshua Eli Smith and wife Jacque and Kenneth Daniel Davis, brother, Randell Wayne Davis and wife Laurie, other relatives and friends also survive.

She loved camping, cooking, art, book reader and was a colorful person.

A memorial service will be planned at a later date.

Kelsey Lynn Christisen of Farmington entered into eternal rest on December 5, 2023 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis at the age of 32. She was born November 25, 1991 in Farmington to Kenneth Wayne Strickland and Angela Lynn (Murphy) Strickland. Preceding her in death was her paternal grandfather, John Strickland and her uncle Carl Steele.

Kelsey was a 2010 graduate of Farmington High School and went on to Mineral Area College and Central Methodist University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She worked at the Farmington Juvenile Center for three years and later she was employed at the Children’s Advocacy Center for five years. Her main mission in life was to help kids and to have a family of her own. Kelsey was an artistic person who enjoyed drawing, painting and crocheting. She also liked riding horses and ghost hunting. She adored her family and according to her children she was the very best mom ever.

In addition to her parents, Kenny and Angie, she is survived by the love of her life, soulmate and husband of 13 years, Jesse Christisen; her children, Chloe, Kaylee and Kinsley; a special niece, Aurora Rose Strickland; brother Kyle (April) Strickland; father-in-law, Kevin (Gale) Christisen; mother-in-law, Brenda Wade; maternal grandparents, Dennis and Janet Murphy; paternal grandmother, Wilma Strickland and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Also surviving are numerous good friends.

Visitation will be held Monday, December 11, 2023, beginning at 12 noon followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Copeland Family Cemetery in Ste. Genevieve.

Johnny Ray Ellis, 60, of Park Hills passed away Monday, December 11, 2023, at Georgian Gardens Nursing Facility in Potosi. Johnny was born Tuesday, August 27,1963, in St. Louis to the late Johnny R. and Carolyn (Thurman) Ellis. Johnny was a huge nascar fan. He liked collecting hot wheel cars, but most important to him was his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Johnny R. and Carolyn (Thurman) Ellis; paternal grandparents, John Ellis, and Mable Williams; maternal grandparents, Louise Kroeck, and Luther Thurman.

Johnny is survived by his two sisters; Earllena Robinson and husband John and Tiffney Ellis; several nieces and nephews also survive. Johnny will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him.

There will be no formal services.

Rose Ann Witham, 63 of Leadwood passed away Saturday, December 9, 2023.

She is survived by:  Children Sheila Lewis, Felicia Lewis, Roy Lewis. 

Sisters Mildred Marie DeClue, Irene Ginrigh. 

4 Grandchildren

Also surviving are many other nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Melva Mae (Reese) Moore was born on December 7, 1963, at Granite City, Illinois, the daughter of Ellis and Beulah Reese, and passed away on December 7, 2023, at the age of 60 years.

Melva was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings Butch Reese, Gregory Reese, Lorraine Daniels, Robert “Bob” Reese, Kitty Hobaugh, and Mark Reese.

Melva is survived by her husband Aaron Moore, who she married on September 9, 1999, at Fredericktown, three (3) sons Cory (Shannon) Reese, Patrick Tinsley, Daniel Tinsley, three (3) siblings, Connie Lee, Jeri Richardson, Nancy Wiegert, nine (9) grandchildren, Angel Stricklin, Christian Reese, Tyler Reese, Caleb Reese, Kelsey Reese, Abby Tinsley, Oliver Tinsley, Amelia Tinsley, Sierria Tinsley, and six (6) great-grandchildren.

In Melva’s words, she loved her sons, grandchildren, friends, flowers, sunsets, the ocean, the Lord, smiles, laughter, sea shells, cooking for family and friends, and kindness.

Hazel Blackwell, 79, of Irondale, passed away December 7, 2023, at her residence. She was born October 8, 1944, in Irondale, to the late Roy Warren Blackwell and Helen Marie (Marler) Tulley. Hazel was of Baptist faith and enjoyed crafting, quilting and collecting old kewpie dolls. She was employed for over 30 years as a seamstress at Melbourne Manufacturing Company making purses.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Donna Tyler and three siblings in infancy.

Hazel is survived by siblings, Frieda Manar and Ronnie Blackwell; nieces, Sandra DeSherlia, Tonya (Jeffrey) Warren, LaDonna Tyler, Sharon (Robert) Hughes and Diane Banks.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Wednesday, December 13, 2023, from 9:00 am until the service time at 1:00 PM. Interment will follow at Big River Cemetery in Irondale.

Marianne Ikemeier-Stout, of Farmington, entered into eternal rest on December 6, 2023, at her home surrounded by her loved ones at the age of 64. She was born on May 7, 1959, in St. Louis, Missouri, to the late Charles and Geraldine (Kohlberg) Ikemeier. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved granddaughter, Charlie Harbison.

Mari is survived by her husband of 18 years, Kendall Stout, her children, Jennefer (Chad) Marler of Farmington, Cynde (Keith) Harbison of Belgrade, Steven (Holly) Smith of Farmington, and Brian Smith of Farmington, her grandchildren, Whitney Marler, Hayden Todd, Korban Smith, Kinsley Smith, and Olivia Smith, her siblings, Mark (Kathy) Kipper of St. Louis, Richard (Carina) Ikemeier of Fredericktown, Joanne (the late Scott) Robertson of Shelbyville, KY, Eddie (Paulette) Ikemeier of Farmington, David (Lisa) Ikemeier of Farmington, and Kenny Ikemeier, and her special uncle, Adrian Kohlberg of St. Mary’s. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, her special canine companion, Cleopatra, her stepchildren, Matthew (Denise) Stout, Jessica (Randy) Take, and Bethany Stout and her step grandchildren Sawyer Stout, Sander Stout, Carter Stout, and Caitlyn Stout

A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service at 7:00 p.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel officiated by Reverend Michael Haney. Private inurnment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Ernest Donald Bequette, of Farmington, entered into eternal rest on December 6, 2023, at Camelot Nursing Home at the age of 93. He was born on August 4, 1930, in Crossroads, Missouri, to the late Lue and Lucy (Ferguson) Bequette. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings.

Ernest is survived by his wife of 73 years, Shirley Ann (Level) Bequette, his children, Deborah (Irvin Dale) Browers of Ironton, Vanessa (Mark) Poston of Farmington, and Janet (Dennis) Johnson of Farmington, seven grandchildren, Ronald (Destiny Lange) Myers Jr., Jason Myers, Christine (Kevin) Barlow, Mark Poston, Stephanie (Troy) Johnson, Sandra (J.R.) McDowell and Dalyne (Jordan) House, ten great grandchildren, Emma, Trenton, Ronnie, Sheryl, Jonathon, Colette, Destry, Morgan, Aniston, and Ashlyn, many great great grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, December 10, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel. A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 11, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. in the Cozean Chapel officiated by Pastor Christopher Reyes. Interment with full military honors to follow at Parkview Cemetery.

Marilyn May of Bismarck, Missouri was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on February 6, 1947 to the late Lester Howard and Ethyll (Burns) May. Marilyn passed away at Iron County Medical Center in Pilot Knob, Missouri on December 5, 2023 reaching the age of 76. Marilyn enjoyed gardening, cooking, serving others and being with friends and family. Marilyn was passionate in her love of her husband, kids, and grandkids. She was preceded in death by her father, Lester Howard, Step father, Norman May and her mother, Ethyll May, husband Donnie May, Son Sean May and Daughter Donna Honeycutt.

Marilyn is survived by Son: Jerry May
Daughters: Misty Donivan and her husband Stew, and Kristy Kirn and her husband Steve, and 34 Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren

Timothy Jay Courson of Valles Mines, Missouri was born on November 1, 1960, in Galesburg, Illinois to Ronald Courson and JoAnn Simpson. Timothy departed this life on December 5, 2023, at his residence, surrounded by his family. Timothy was a brilliant, self-taught carpenter and computer guru. He was a loyal and loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and being in nature. He is fondly remembered by his friends and family as a playful, creative and hardworking man. Timothy built his own home and repaired over 100 vehicles and appliances.

Timothy is survived today by:
Wife: Teresa (Gillam) Courson
Parents: Ronald Courson and Jo Ann Simpson
Son: Joe Letterman
Daughters: Monica Walters, Casandra Courson and Jennifer Webers
Brothers: Erik Courson and Neil Simpson
Sisters: Lisa Sager, Tammy Sternberg and Brandi Courson
Grandchildren: Ashlynn Hoeft, Brian Knapp, Eric Courson and Kenzie Miller.
A private memorial service will be held by the family at a later date.

Allyson “Ally” Mary Lavigne peacefully passed away at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis on December 4, 2023, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on September 6, 1956, in Pittsfield, MA, she was the cherished daughter of the late Robert Joseph and Eleanor Catherine (Kucherer) Druan.

She is survived by her loving children, Julie (Joe) Lamothe, Jerry Instasi, Paul Lavigne and Christopher Lavigne; grandchildren, Megan, Michael and Steven Moniz, eight siblings along with several nieces, nephews. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends, who will forever remember her kind and compassionate spirit.

Visitation will be held at C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre on December 8, 2023 from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM. A Mineral Area Elks Service will be held at 6:00 PM with an Eagles Auxiliary at 6:15 PM. Funeral Service will follow at 6:30 PM with Deacon Mike Burch officiating.

Diana Kay Pierce, 68 of Mineral Point passed away Saturday, December 2, 2023.

She is survived by Sons, Shawn Pierce, Samuel James Pierce.
Grandchildren, Shawn, Danielle, John, Paula, Jamie, Tyler.
Brothers, Roger Price, Henry Boyer.
Sister-in-law, Shirley Boyer.
Preceded in death by an infant sister.
Also surviving are many, nieces, nephews other family members and friends.  Services will be scheduled for a later date.

Thomas Raymond Luce, of Farmington, entered into eternal rest on December 2, 2023, at Mercy Hospital Jefferson at the age of 66. He was born on March 11, 1957, in Mentor, Ohio, to the late Carl and Charlotte Luce.

Thomas has two siblings, John Luce and Grace Luce. He was a former shipping and receiving clerk for the retail industry. He also worked as a busboy and dishwasher in the restaurant industry and as a sander/grinder in several factories.

No formal services will be held. Mr. Luce will be cremated and inurned at Knights of Pythias Cemetery - Farmington.

Lonnie Joe Wilkerson, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri passed away December 2, 2023 at Poplar Bluff Regional Hospital at the age of 72. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri on December 18, 1950 to the late Joseph Lawrence Wilkerson and Evelyn Pauline (Pendergrass) Wilkerson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Wilkerson in 2017; a son, Shannon Wilkerson in 2005; a daughter, Paula Lucas in 2020 and a brother, Jimmy Wilkerson.

Lonnie grew up in Poplar Bluff where he graduated high school in 1968. His chosen career for most of his adult life was a truck driver, a profession he always enjoyed. Lonnie also enjoyed motorcycles, playing pool and cards and he also like restoring classic cars and trucks.

He is survived by two children, Preston (Angela) Wilkerson of Perryville and Tonya (Matt) Herbst of Farmington; step-children, Edward (Loretta Emmendorfer, Karen Shepherd and Kenny (Lisa) Emmendorfer; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters, Patricia Blancett and Paulette Wilkerson and brother, Gary (Kay) Wilkerson. Also surviving are a host of nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

There will be a graveside service on Monday, December 18, 2023 at 11:30 a.m. at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Farmington.

Lonnie Joe Wilkerson, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri passed away December 2, 2023 at Poplar Bluff Regional Hospital at the age of 72. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri on December 18, 1950 to the late Joseph Lawrence Wilkerson and Evelyn Pauline (Pendergrass) Wilkerson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Wilkerson in 2017; a son, Shannon Wilkerson in 2005; a daughter, Paula Lucas in 2020 and a brother, Jimmy Wilkerson.

Lonnie grew up in Poplar Bluff where he graduated high school in 1968. His chosen career for most of his adult life was a truck driver, a profession he always enjoyed. Lonnie also enjoyed motorcycles, playing pool and cards and he also like restoring classic cars and trucks.

He is survived by two children, Preston (Angela) Wilkerson of Perryville and Tonya (Matt) Herbst of Farmington; step-children, Edward (Loretta Emmendorfer, Karen Shepherd and Kenny (Lisa) Emmendorfer; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters, Patricia Blancett and Paulette Wilkerson and brother, Gary (Kay) Wilkerson. Also surviving are a host of nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

There will be a graveside service on Monday, December 18, 2023 at 11:30 a.m. at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Farmington.

Sandra Jean Wojtkunski of Annapolis passed into her heavenly home on December 2, 2023 at her home at the age of 81. She was born in St. Louis on July 15, 1942, to the late Harry Schillinger and Jeannette (Hartman) Schillinger. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two grandsons, Jacob Werths and Jonathan Powell.

Growing up in St. Louis, Sandra attended school at Bishop DuBourg School. She went on to Missouri Baptist School of Nursing where she received a degree in nursing. She worked as the nurse manager in labor and delivery at Missouri Baptist Hospital for seventeen years. After her retirement Sandra enjoyed crafting projects, traveling with her husband, and frequent trips to Door County, Wisconsin. In the 1960’s and 70’s, Sandra was involved in Scouting and was the Girl Scout’s Regional Director for greater St. Louis.

Sandra’s family will lovingly remember her as a fiery, redheaded German lady with a strong will.

Survivors include her loving husband of 62 years, William Wayne Wojtkunski; three daughters, Sharon (Mark) Walls, Pamela (Jeff) Petzoldt and Laurie Powell; four grandchildren, Nicholas, Jordan, Arthur and Daniel; four great grandchildren; and two half-brothers, Pat and Terry McEnnis.

In lieu of funeral services, the family will hold a celebration of life at a later date.

Karen Michelle Martin was born in Festus, Missouri on July, 03, 1979 to parents Rodger Martin and Mary Reed. Karen departed this life in St. Louis, Missouri on December, 01, 2023 at the age of 44. Karen is fondly remembered for her love of music, dancing and singing. Her greatest joy was always bringing a smile to the faces of her friends and family.

Karen is survived by:
Father: Rodger Martin
Mother: Mary Reed
Sons: Brenton Sikes, Devland Dugan and Dolan Dugan
Daughters: Alyssa Rome, Ashley Rome and Maranda Null
Sisters: Melony Martin Melissa McGalliard and her husband Joe

Karen is also survived by 4 grandchildren, 8 nieces and nephews, 6 great nieces and nephews and many friends and family who loved her.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, December, 6,2023 at 11am until time of the funeral service at 1pm, at Coplin Funeral Home in Park Hills, Missouri. Shirley Martka will be officiating.

Vincent Coleman, of Potosi, Missouri passed away on December 1, 2023, leaving a void in the hearts of all who knew him. Born on June 13, 1948, in Recola, Missouri, Vincent was the son of the late Charles Leo Coleman and Mary Irene (Robart) Coleman.

 During his professional career, Vincent worked for many years as a tree trimmer. His expertise and commitment to his craft were evident. With precision and care, Vincent transformed landscapes and ensured the safety of those around him. His tireless efforts touched the lives of many, leaving behind a lasting legacy in the field.

 Vincent had a deep love for his family and enjoyed spending time with them. Hunting became both a passion and a way for him to bond with loved ones. Whether he was exploring nature's beauty or simply being in the company of cherished family members, Vincent found joy in creating lasting memories.

 Having served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1975, Vincent displayed great courage and dedication to his country. During his service, he earned commendations such as the National Defense Medal and Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. His military service was an embodiment of his selflessness and commitment to protecting others.

He is survived by his loving wife Norma Jean Coleman. Together they shared a bond built on love and understanding—a partnership that saw them through both joys and challenges.

In addition to Norma Jean, Vincent is also survived by his son Kenny Coleman and wife Melissa; son James "Jimmy" Coleman; sisters Martha Aubuchon and Romona Mesey and her husband Charles; brother David Coleman; grandchildren Jamie Coleman, Kaitlyn Coleman, Lindsey Wilson and her husband Dylan, Kyle Coleman, Courtney Nigro and her fiancé Justin Trokey; as well as great-grandchildren Kaedann Trokey, Korbynn Trokey, Emberlynn Wilson, and Amelia Trokey.

The depths of Vincent's character were truly remarkable. He possessed an unwavering work ethic that was surpassed only by his kindness towards others. In times of need or celebration, Vincent could always be counted on as a pillar of support for his loved ones. His impact on the lives of others extended far beyond his immediate family. He leaves behind a grieving community that will forever remember his warm smile, compassionate nature, and willingness to lend a helping hand.

Vincent was preceded in death by his beloved father, Charles Leo Coleman, mother, Mary Irene (Robart) Coleman, sisters Amelda Boyer, Elizabeth Merritt, Catherine "Pee Wee" Messey, Rita Coleman; brothers, Charles T. Coleman, Joe Coleman, and Gene Coleman; In-laws, Russell Thebeau, Bernard Thebeau, Paul Thebeau, James Thebeau, Mildred Bourisaw; grandchild, Bailey Coleman and great-grandchild Karsynn "K.J." Trokey.

Vincent's presence will be deeply missed but always remembered. May he find eternal peace as he reunites with those who passed before him.

Benjamin Glen Stanfill, 42, of Bonne Terre, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2023 at Mercy Jefferson Hospital in Festus. He was born Saturday, July 18, 1981 in Bonne Terre, to the late Tracy Stanfill and Kathy House Bundy. In addition to his, parents he was also preceded in death by a brother Trey Stanfill.

Ben enjoyed working on cars, living the fast life, there was nothing that he did not try his best on to try and fix, in his past time he liked to fish. But most importantly was spending his time with his children and grandchildren.

Ben is survived by his six children, Kyle (Jade) Stanfill, Kaitlyn Stanfill, Jessie Stanfill, Leilah Barnes, Benjamin Stanfill Jr., and Victoria Stanfill all of Nevada; three grandchildren, Erilyn, Noah, and Dawson Stanfill; brother, Justin Stanfill; Crystal Stanfill and Rae Dalling the mothers of his children; maternal grandparents Phyllis and Richard Stanfill, along with several cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends that survive. Ben will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A Celebration of life will be held at C.Z Boyer & Son in Bonne Terre, on Thursday. December 7, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. until time of service of 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Gary Stabenow officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre.

Kay Frances Seper, of Farmington, entered into eternal rest on December 2, 2023, at her home surrounded by her family at the age of 76. She was born on January 31, 1947, in Bonne Terre, Missouri, to the late Joseph and Lucille (Overall) LaComb. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Helen and Leslie Overall and her brother, Tommy LaComb.

Kay is survived by her husband of 32 years, Frank Seper, her children, John Allen (Joanna) LaComb of Doe Run and Lisa Dawn LaComb of Farmington, her grandchildren, Krysta (Travis) Dotson and Julye LaComb, her great grandchildren, Emma Dotson, Taylor Dotson, and Thea Dotson, her siblings, Sue LaComb of Farmington, Tim LaComb of Doe Run and Joy Johnson of Arnold, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Kay retired from Trimfoot Manufacturing after 28 years of employment. She was a faithful Christian and a member of Doe Run United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the DAR and the Cameo Society. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, country music, St. Louis Cardinals baseball, taking trips to Branson, and was a fan of Daniel O’Donnell. She adored her grandkids and loved spending time with them. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Services are pending at this time.

Randall Louis “Randy” Kopp, 72, of Farmington passed away November 28, 2023 at Potosi Manor. He was born July 7, 1951 in St. Louis. He was a member of the Pendleton United Baptist Church of Doe Run. Randy enjoyed reading his bible, repairing things and especially working on things around the house. He also loved playing the guitar, camping, bird watching, riding his four-wheeler and motorcycle.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Amelia (Mansford) Kopp; and brother, Ronald Kopp.

Randy is survived by his loving wife, Erline (Oliver) Kopp; children, Trisha Kopp, Randall Kopp, Cindy Behlmann and husband Scott, Rita Akers and husband D.J., Donnie Propst, Michael Propst and wife Heather, Tabitha Davis; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Janet Mitzel; brothers, Eric Kopp and Bobby Kopp and wife Jeannette; sister-in-law, Sandy Kopp; sister-in-law, Wanda Bridgeman and husband Larry; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dogs, Buster, Bandit and Coby.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 20, 2024 at 1:00 PM at the Pendleton United Baptist Church in Doe Run. Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home – Taylor Chapel in Farmington.

Susan DiDomenico Tong, of Farmington, entered into eternal rest on November 27, 2023, at her home at the age of 54. She was born on June 14, 1969, in Hudson, New Jersey, to the late Sally Ann Esposito. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband of 10 years, Alfred Thomas "Tongo" Tong.

She is survived by two daughters, one grandchild, her special canine companion, Duquesne and her loving feline friend, Precious, along with many friends.

Susan was a huge supporter of Donald Trump who loved her country and was of Christian faith.

A special thank you to A1 Home Health Care and to Serenity Hospice for their unwavering support and care in the last several months.

A private interment will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Thomas Robert Lynn, of Bismarck, passed away on November 26, 2023, at Community Manor Nursing Home at the age of 81. He was born on November 12, 1942, in Kansas City, Missouri, to the late Leo Edward and Evelyn Emma (Page) Lynn.

Thomas is survived by his wife of 54 years, Susan (Swartz) Lynn of Bismarck, his children, Michelle Ehlert of St. Louis and Jonathon Lynn of Bismarck, his grandchildren, Abigail, Heidi, and Brady, a great granddaughter who is soon to arrive, his sister, Joan Spurgeon of Topeka, KS, his niece, Laurieann along with many friends.

Thomas proudly served as a veteran in the United States Army. He formerly worked as a rating specialist for the Department of Veterans Affairs. After retiring, he worked for Unitec and taught and helped prisoners obtain their GED. Thomas was an avid reader of literature and enjoyed feeding the wildlife and traveling. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In his last selfless act on earth, Thomas graciously donated his body to St. Louis University. There will be no formal services held.

Joyce Kay Wilfong, of Ste. Genevieve, entered into eternal rest on November 26, 2023, at her home at the age of 80. She was born on August 13, 1943, to the late Patrick and Gladys (Kennon) Heberlie. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Alfred “Gale” Wilfong, and her sisters, Wilma Tucker and Delores “Lori” Boltz.

Joyce was a collector of many things and enjoyed going to antique malls. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Joyce is survived by her sons, Terry Wilfong of Ann Arbor, MI and Gary Wilfong of Maryland Heights, MO, her grandchildren, Emily Wilfong, Olivia Wilfong, Jacob Wilfong, Daniel Wilfong, Gracie Wilfong and Nathan Wilfong, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Inurnment at Old Stone Cemetery.

George Pinson, 76 of Cadet passed away Saturday, November 25, 2023.

He is survived by his Wife Regina Marie Pinson
Children Georgia Ann Pinson, Jeffrey Scott Pinson
Sisters Wanda Jackson, Linda Nees and husband Wayne, Yvonne Allen and husband Butch, Pamela Masterson and husband Scott
Brothers Richard Pinson and wife Mary Jo, Glennon "Butch" Pinson, Tim Pinson, Roger Pinson and wife Michelle, Randy Pinson and wife Jan, Brian Pinson
Grandchildren Kayla Tyler, Landen, Owen.

Sharon Lee Brown was born on November 24, 1940, at Joplin, Missouri, the daughter of Orville and Roseanna Hogan, and passed away on November 24, 2023, at the age of 83 years.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, and one (1) sister Patricia Ballwin.

Sharon is survived by her husband Robert “Bob” Brown, who she married on February 8, 1959, at Joplin, Missouri, three (3) sons Michael (Terry) Brown, Keith (Tonya) Brown, Paul (Carol) Brown, sixteen (16) grandchildren, and nine (9) great-grandchildren.

Sharon was a member of Faith Family Worship Center, and she enjoyed stamping greeting cards, astronomy, spending time with her family and friends, and serving the Lord.

Coletta “Charlie” Hahn, 78, of Bonne Terre passed away Friday, November 24, 2023, at St. Joe Manor in Bonne Terre. Charlie was born Thursday, August 9, 1945, in St. Louis to the late Vernon John Henry and Margerie Babcock. She loved making Indian jewelry and her art work.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Harold Arthur Hahn; and a brother, Marty Babcock.

Charlie is survived by her children, Michelle Louise Heath and her husband, Woodard, David Vernon Coppay, Jennifer Ruth Thorne; eleven grandchildren, Drew Coppay, Jennifer Thorne, Jr., Katelyn Thorne, Meghan Heath, Hailey Madderra, Jesse Madderra, Madison Groves, Sebastian Bell, Owen Thorne, Paisley Ivy, and Wren Hamlett.

There will be no formal services at this time.

Jerry Vivrett passed away on November 23, 2023, at the age of 79. Jerry  is survived by his wife of 57 years, Paula (Cook) Vivrett, daughter Kelly Amsden and the Joy of his life, his grandson, Jessy James Amsden. Also survived by sisters Pat and Fran as well as his loyal friend Chris. He was born to the late Clem and Pauline (Hampton) Vivrett.

Jerry retired from the Department of Corrections and Mineral Area College as a teacher. He was an Eagle Scout and enjoyed antiquing, and spending time entertaining friends at his pool house. Jerry also enjoyed loading his fireplace, fishing, and mowing grass. Most of all he loved spending time with Jessy.

At Jerry’s request there will be a Celebration of Life outside at his home on Saturday, December 2, 2023, between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Arrangements are under the care and direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son – Farmington Chapel.

Kenneth “Kenny” Charles Moran, 63, of Farmington passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 23, 2023, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. He was born on Tuesday, December 29, 1959, in Bonne Terre to Alvin “Chub” and Lola Bea (Hurst) Moran. Preceding him in death was his father, Chub Moran and his father-in-law, Dale Bess.

Kenny was the owner and operator of Moran Concrete Construction for 40 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and hunting, however, his favorite past-time was spending it with the family on the farm. Kenny loved the Lord; he was a faithful member of The Bridge Community Church.

Kenny is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Linda Diane (Bess) Moran; three daughters, Sarah Thebeau and husband Randy, Katherine Murphy and husband Lucas, and Amelia Moran; six grandchildren, Noah (Murphy) Stegeman, Jacob Murphy, Zeb Murphy, Seth Murphy, Tessa Thebeau, and Trenton Thebeau; mother, Lola Bea (Hurst) Moran; brother, Mark (Diane) Moran; mother-in-law, Jane Bess; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be Wednesday, November 29, 2023, from 5 pm to 9 pm at the C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home – Taylor Chapel in Farmington. Visitation will resume at The Bridge Community Church on Thursday, November 30, 2023, from 9 am until the service time at 11 am with Pastor Ben Durbin officiating. Memorials can be directed towards the Church Camp Scholarships program through The Bridge Community Church.

Carol was born February 26, 1942, in Fredericktown, MO. She passed away on November 23, 2023, in Fenton, MO, at the age of 81 years.

Carol was preceded in death by her husband J.O. Yount, Jr, who she married on September 13, 1958, a daughter, Sandra Kay Yount, her parents Frank & Etta Carlton, her sisters Cookie DeBlois, Betty Sample, her brothers Charlie Carlton, Don Carlton, Bobby Carlton.

She is survived by her children, Brad Yount (Steve Lindsey) of Collierville, TN, Michelle Bieri (Mike Bieri) of Imperial, MO, and grandchildren, Nathan Yount (Desirae) of Apollo Beach, FL, Andrew Yount (Ashu) of Memphis, TN, and Ryan Bieri of Imperial, MO, and great-grand-children, Jase and Ellie Yount of Apollo Beach, FL, , and sister Mary Ellen Sikes of Fredericktown, MO and many other extended family members.

 She was a loving, caring and independent woman and the best mother and role model anyone could ask for. She most enjoyed spending time with family and friends and attending to her flowers/plants. She is at peace now with her husband and other loved ones in heaven that have gone before her. She will be greatly missed.

Eric Roy Johnson, of Farmington, passed away on November 22, 2023, at Mercy Hospital South at the age of 48. He was born on September 7, 1975, in St. Louis, Missouri, to the late Robert Van Johnson and Connie (Owens) Kemp. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert Van Johnson II and Johnny Johnson.

Eric is survived by his sister, Katie Harris of Villa Ridge, his grandmother, Lillie Owens of Villa Ridge, his stepfather, Greg Kemp of Villa Ridge, his aunts and uncles, Kay and David Gotto and Joe and Laura Owens, his nephews, Dell Tennison, Reid Tennison, Owen Tennison, and Devin Johnson, his nieces, Jackson Harris, Shire Harris, Ashleigh Johnson, and Haleigh Johnson, along with many special cousins and friends.

Eric had a huge heart and remembered everyone’s birthday! He was quite a comedian and loved doing impersonations. He also enjoyed music. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

There will be no formal services held.

Paulette Adams, nee Snyder, of Viburnum, Missouri passed away Sunday, November 19, 2023 in Fenton, Missouri at the age of 78 years, 4 months and 20 days.

The complete obituary will be available soon.

The Family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday, November 25, 2023 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Hom in Steelville, MO.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2023 with Dr. Justin Perry officiating. The service will be Live-streamed approximately a few minutes before on the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home Facebook page.

Committal prayer and interment will be in the Old Dillard Cemetery, Dillard, MO.

The Adams Family was served by the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, MO.

Gail Marler of Irondale MO passed away Saturday, November 18, 2023.

She is survived by
Sisters:  JoAnn French and husband John of Irondale
Arlene Crocker of Bismarck
Beverly Marler and Sheril of Phoenix, AZ
Paula Coursen of Herculaneum
Brother:  Clarence "Butch" Marler and wife Linda of Bismarck
Brother-in-law:
John Moore of Irondale
Memorials: Please bring a new toy for children for Christmas

David Alan Hughes, 67, of Irondale, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at his residence. He was born Sunday, April 1, 1956, in Bonne Terre, to the late D.J. and Norma Ruth (Mathews) Hughes. He was a long-time member and Sunday school teacher at Stony Point Missionary Baptist Church. David had a love for God, and it showed through the people he touched with his caring heart and mission to serve others. He was Executive Vice President of New Era Bank in Bonne Terre, Desloge and Park Hills, former Senior Vice President of Bank Star, former President of the Twin City area Chamber of Commerce, received the KREI 110% Service Award, Secretary of Park Hills Lions Club, and this past week Park Hills Lions Club foundation presented and honored David with the Melvin Jones Fellow award. The community will surely miss the dedication and contributions that he has shown.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, John G. Hughes.

David is survived by his loving wife Donna (Ruby) Hughes of 22 years, two daughters, Allison (Hughes) McAtee and husband Jeremiah and Kayla (Siegel) Whelehon and husband Corey; and his two grandchildren that he cherished, Otto McAtee and Eleanora Whelehon.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Tuesday, November 21, 2023, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. The visitation will resume, Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at 10:00 AM at the Stony Point Missionary Baptist Church in Mineral Point, until the time of service at 2:00 PM. Pastor Claude Evans will be officiating. Interment will follow at Hopewell Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Park Hills Lions Club in honor of David.

Louis "Lou" Fenelli of Bismarck, passed away at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis on November 18, 2023 at the age of 94. He was born in Trenton, New Jersey on August 28, 1929 to the late Nicholas Fenelli and Lillian (Dickey) Fenelli.

Services will be held in Trenton, New Jersey at Parkside Brenna Cellini Funeral Home at a date to be announced. Local arrangements are under the direction of Cozean Memorial Chapel.

Charlene May Huskey, age 91, of Bonne Terre, passed away Friday, November 17, 2023, at Country Meadows Nursing Home, in Park Hills. She was born on Monday, June 6, 1932, in Richwoods, to the late George W. and Gertrude (Miller) Lucas. Charlene was a long-time member of the Gospel Light Freewill Baptist Church in Bonne Terre.

Charlene had a great love for cooking for her family, sewing and gardening. In addition to her family her greatest passion was being co-founder of Shared Blessings. She took delight in making quilts for all her family and friends and any summer day you could find her in her garden. Charlene enjoyed family reunions and was known for her peach cobbler and wedding cakes.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Huskey; two daughters, Donna Stewart, and Carla Rutledge; four brothers and five sisters.

Charlene is survived by her loving children, Mike (Anita) Huskey, Terri (Mike) Carrow, Nancy Cole, Tim (Angel) Huskey and Dennis (Teresa) Huskey; son in-law, George Stewart; seventeen grandchildren; forty-two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends that survive. Charlene will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her along with her memorable peach cobbler.

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 20, 2023, at the Gospel Light Freewill Baptist Church in Bonne Terre, from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Visitation will resume on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at 9:00 A.M. until service time of 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Brother Rich Barker officiating. Entombment will follow at St. Francois Memorial Park in Bonne Terre. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Shared Blessings in Charlene’s memory. Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre.

Rodger Lewis Pratt was born September 21, 1955 at Irondale, Missouri the son of Roy and Sedona (Allen) Pratt and passed away on November 17, 2023 at Fredericktown at the age of 68 years.

Rodger was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Donna and Neysa and daughter Brandi.

He is survived by his wife Lisa Kinney, Two (2) daughters Ciera Pratt (Eddie Evans) and Teressa (Rick) Pinkley, Two (2) brothers Gerald Pratt and Keith Pratt. Six (6) grandchildren Bailey, Ashtin, Kyleigh, Mason and Bryce, Three (3) Great Grandchildren Karsyn, Rowan, and Vander.

Rodger enjoyed fishing, gardening, outdoors and westerns.

Betty Rose Courtway of Mineral Point passed away Friday, November 17, 2023

Survived by
Daughter Misty Dean and boyfriend Jason Gollon
Sons; Harold "Bubby" Moss and wife Crystal and Jesse Moss and wife Ruby
Sisters; Mary "Tookie" Whaley and Pauline "Poopie" Counts
Brothers; Joseph Courtway and wife Carol and James "Butch" Courtway
Eight grandchildren and Two Great Grandchildren

Barbara Ruth Lucas, age 76, of Farmington passed away November 17, 2023, at Mercy St. Louis Hospital. She was born September 10, 1947, in Annapolis to the late John Wesley and Helen Genice (Leach) Copeland. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Steven Lucas; son, Ralph Wesley Lucas; sister, Virgie Miller; 3 brothers, Clarence, Dean, and James Copeland; two sisters-in-law, Barb Copeland and Charlotte Copeland.

Barb was a great seamstress who made many theatre costumes and uncountable sets of curtains for her friends and family. She enjoyed passing the time by reading and playing solitaire. She was also an avid gardener and back-in-the-day she and Steve were quite the bowlers!

Barb is survived by her loving children, Nikki Lou Morgan of Houston, TX, Christopher William Lucas of Park Hills, and Adrianne Leigh Spiker and husband Eric of Farmington; ten grandchildren, Jeremy Bettis and wife Ashley, Leslie Nolan and husband John, Richard Lucas, Aaron Lucas, Kyle Harrison and wife Erika, Kayla Miller and husband Jared, Jessica Robinson, Jack Robinson, Emma Spiker, and Connor Spiker; twelve great-grandchildren; three brothers, Jerry Copeland, Kenny Copeland and wife Cindy, Mike Copeland and wife Deborah; brother-in-law, Ronnie Miller; sister-in-law Mary Copeland.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 21, 2023, from 4 pm until 8 pm at the C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home – Taylor Chapel in Farmington. Visitation will resume at 9 am on Wednesday, until the time of service at 10 am at the Taylor Chapel with Ralph Spiker officiating. Interment will follow at the Annapolis Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.

Norma Jean Zettwoch, daughter of the late John “Frank” and Annie (Cook) Matthews, was born on August 25, 1929, in Cornwall, Missouri, and left for her heavenly home on November 14, 2023. She was 94 years, 2 months, and 20 days of age. She was the youngest of 10 children.

Norma attended Snowdenville Elementary School, then graduated from Fredericktown High School in 1947. She worked for AT&T for more than 30 years. After taking early retirement at the age of 54, Norma enjoyed traveling the world, watching the St. Louis Cardinals, playing golf, bowling, and her frequent card games.

Norma had accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Saviour. She was a longtime member of Parkway Baptist Church in Creve Cour, Missouri.

Besides her parents, Norma was preceded in death by five brothers, John, Stewart, Les, Ralph and Mason, and four sisters, Lilian, Hester, Tressie, and Minnie.

Norma is survived by her husband, Paul Zettwoch, two sons, Mike Matthews and wife Linda, and Kevin Bruce and wife Kim, several grand-children, great-grandchildren numerous nieces and nephews, step-son Bob Zettwoch and wife Mary, step-daughter Karen, as well as many friends, and Church Family that will dearly miss her.

Gene Vincent Safarik, of Farmington, entered into eternal rest on November 13, 2023, at Mercy Hospital Jefferson at the age of 75. Gene was born on August 10, 1948, in Wichita, Kansas to the late Jerry and Edna (Thimmesch) Safarik. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Leslie Safarik, David Safarik, and Larry Safarik.

Gene is survived by his sons, Phillip Safarik of San Diego, CA, Mike Safarik, of Wichita, KS, and Dann (Katherine) Safarik of Wichita, KS, his granddaughter, Sarah Jane Safarik of San Diego, CA, his siblings, Elaine Safarik of Carrollton, TX, Linda (Bill) Ueeck of Cleveland, TX, and Allan (Julie) Safarik of Valley Center, KS, many nieces, nephews, friends, and his special feline companion, Bitsy.

Gene formerly worked as an inspector for Cessna Aircraft. He enjoyed anything outdoors, especially camping and riding motorcycles. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

No formal services will be held. Private inurnment at Resurrection Cemetery in Wichita, Kansas. Share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com

Ann Wampler, 85, of Desloge, passed away November 13, 2023, at The Arbors at Maplebrook in Farmington. She was born June 2, 1938, in Elvins, to the late Garrett and Leona (Reese) Poston. Ann worked at Leadco Credit Union as an accountant / office manager, before retiring. Her hobbies were yard work, singing in the church choir and tennis.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 52 years, David Lee Wampler and son, Douglas Wampler.

Ann is survived by son, Michael Wampler and wife Resa of Desloge; grandchildren, Jarred and Megan Wampler of Desloge, Kyle and Codi Wampler of Park Hills, Erin and Andy Files of Farmington, and Laura Gann of St. Charles; several great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre, Friday, November 17, 2023, from 12:00 PM until the time of service at 2:00 PM. Pastor Curt Gwartney will be officiating. Entombment will follow at St. Francois Memorial Park in Bonne Terre.

Carolyn Parsons, 92, of Park Hills, passed away November 12, 2023, at Country Meadows in Park Hills. She was born April 6, 1931, in Minnesota, to the late Emil and Mabel (Bradley) Winters. Carolyn loved quilting, crocheting, baking and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Parsons and one son, David Smith.

Carolyn is survived by eight children, Jerrie (Roy) Wyatt, Pamela (Steven) Pinnon, Carol Sue (John) Wecker, Robin (Bob) Wright, Heather Arnold, Robert (Sherrie) Arnold, Michele Arnold and Melanie Arnold; special grandson, David Harris, Jr.; twenty-two grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; daughter in-law, Phyllis Smith; other family members and friends also survive.

The family will hold a memorial at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Saturday, November 25, 2023, 3:00 PM, at the address of 6290 Spencer Road in Desloge. Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge.

Ben Jones, 87, of Belleville, IL, passed away November 11, 2023, at his residence. He was born August 21, 1936, in Okalona, Arkansas, to the late Clifford Lloyd and Jewel Mary (Hamilton) Jones.

Ben joined the Missouri National Guard in 1954, and served nine years, achieving the rank of Sgt. First Class. In November of 1956, he joined Union Electric Co. and worked there for 43 years, retiring on April 1, 2000. He was a member of Cahokia Family Worship Center where he actively served on many different committees. Ben was a Deacon and served on the Finance Committee, taught the Senior’s Men Sunday School class, sound engineer for the church, served in Helps Ministry and the bread ministry (donated bread from St. Louis Bread Co.) He led the Full Gospel Choir and accompanied them on his guitar. Ben also sang bass with the Merry Hearts Ministry Group where they would go and minister in nursing homes, prisons and churches. Ben was also a member of the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Robert Jones, Jeanne Amsden, and Joan Hurst.

Ben is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Delores Ann (Cook) Jones; children, Greg (Imelda) Jones, Tim (Joyce) Jones, Rachael (Bob) Mueller, Michael (Tiffany) Jones, Stephanie Jones, Kevin (Kim) Jones; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; brother, Jake Jones; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Thursday, November 16, 2023, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Visitation will resume at the funeral home on Friday, November 17, 2023, from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM. Pastor Ben Durbin will be officiating. Interment will follow at Doe Run Memorial Cemetery.

Benjamin Michael Merritt, 34, of Barnhart, died on November 10, 2023, after being tragically murdered in a road rage incident. Benjamin, known as “Benny” or “Ben”, was born January 11, 1989, and proudly celebrated five years of sobriety on August 15, 2023. He was living his best life, managing his landscape and lawncare business, and lovingly raising two beautiful children with his fiancée, whom he deeply loved.

He is survived by his loving partner, Samantha “Sam” Cross; son, Grant and daughter, Piper; mother, Nancy (Merritt) McLean and her husband Mark; loving grandparents, Benny D. “Papa” and Wanda “Nana” Merritt; aunt Lori, affectionately known as “Sissy” and uncle, David Allen; cousins, Taylor Nifong, Sarah (Allen) and husband Zachary Cinq-Mars, and Emily Allen; Samantha’s mom, Mary Cross; and sisters, Stephanie and Taylor; nephew, Alex; and special friend and lawn care buddy, Roland.

Benjamin was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, William “Bill” and Effie Merritt, Leo and Blanche McWilliams; caring great-aunt, Shirley Langley; and Samantha’s father, Bill Cross.

Benny took great pride in his lawncare business, Merritt Landscape and Lawncare, LLC. He was a devoted and caring father, loving partner, son, grandson, nephew, cousin, “brother,” and friend to many. He often donated his lawn services to those who could not afford it.

Every life is precious, every life deserves love and support and always appreciate a nicely cut lawn.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Monday, November 20, 2023, from 11:00 AM until the service time of 1:00 PM.

William Leo Frangel, 88, of Farmington passed away November 7, 2023 at Presbyterian Manor in Farmington. He was born August 18, 1935 in St. Louis to the late William F. and Ruth (Brockhoff) Frangel. William was a member of the St. Anne Catholic Church of French Village. He worked as an engineer for Bristol Myers Squibb. He enjoyed hunting, wood carving and fishing at Montauk State Park.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 67 years, Maureen Frangel; granddaughter, Caitlin Frangel and sister, Kathryn Leach.

William is survived by two children, Teri Wiley and husband Mike and Sam Frangel and wife Tammy; four grandchildren, Colleen Carr and husband Travis, Erin Wiley, Mike Wiley and Jarrett Frangel.

A graveside service will take place on Saturday, November 25, 2023 at 10:00 AM at Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis, 5239 W. Florissant Ave. Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home – Taylor Chapel in Farmington.

Dale Lynn Grace, 65 of Bonne Terre passed away Saturday, November 11, 2023 at his residence surround by his loved ones. He was born Wednesday, May 28, 1958 in Potosi, Missouri, to the late Opal (Wilson) Grace. He liked classic cars, especially hot rods, going fishing, but most of all being with his family.

Dale is survived by his significant other, Rhonda McCoy; his son Kyle Grace; brother Mel Grace (Lynn); many special long-time friends; and his beloved dog, Jay.

Dale’s wishes were to be cremated and no services to be held, arrangements are under the direction of CZ Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre.

Wilson “Butch” Martin, Jr., 67 of Bonne Terre passed away Friday, November 10, 2023 at his residence surrounded by his love ones. He was born Tuesday, November 29, 1955 in St. Louis, Missouri, he was the son of the late Wilson H. and Marie D. (Welch) Martin. Butch honorably served in the United States Army. He was a retired truck driver. Butch loved reading, and watching wildlife, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He especially loved his basset hound, Daisy May, who preceded him in death in 2021. The most important thing in Butch’s life was spending time with his family and grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his nephew Bruce Martin.

Those left to cherish Butch’s memory include his loving wife, Sherry Martin; children, Katelyn Martin, Richard “Ricky” Welch and Candice Welch (Jim Copeland); grandchildren, Weston Knight and David Welch; siblings, Carol Anglin, Rita Price (Dennis) and Ruth Moll along with many nephews, nieces, and cousins. Butch will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 13, 2023 from 11:00 AM until service time of 1:00 PM at C.Z. Boyer Funeral Home in Bonne Terre with Pastor Ron Rothlisberger officiating. Burial to follow at Bonne Terre Cemetery with military honors.

Katie Young, 32, of Bonne Terre, passed away November 9, 2023, surrounded by ones she loved. Katie was born November 30, 1990, in St. Louis, to Alan and Kimberly (Smith) Gibson. 

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Glen and Dorothy Smith; uncle, Ron and Steve Whittier; grandmother in-law, Warna Young-Lucas and stepmother in-law, Beth Glore.

Katie was a loving wife to her husband, Steven Young; adoring daughter to Alan and Kim Gibson; fun loving sister to Emily Barnett and husband Joshua; and fur mommy to Jack and Kota. She is also survived by paternal grandparents, Wayne and Evelyn Gibson; mother in-law, Valerie Young; father in-law, Robert Young; special friends; Spencer Roth, Amber Black and Daniel Jones; several other family members and friends also survive.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Monday, November 13, 2023, from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM. The visitation will resume Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM. Pastor Alan David will be officiating. Interment will follow at St. Francois Memorial Park in Bonne Terre. Memorials may be directed in honor of Katie’s memory to the Ronald McDonald House or American Cancer Society.

Gary Gene Eller of Farmington passed into eternal life on November 9, 2023, at Cedarhurst of Farmington at the age of 72. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri on April 29, 1951, to the late Billy G. Eller and Francis (Wiseman) Eller. In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by his loving wife, Phyllis Ann (Elders) Eller; and his mother-in-law, Virginia Elders.

He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him including his daughter, Allison Eller and her three daughters, Haylie, Hannah and MaKennah; his brother, Michael (Laura) Eller; niece Sarah Eller; special friend, Vicki Polete; his father-in-law, Delmar Elders; sisters-in-law, Marcia (Tom) Buckley and Lisa (Jon) Bird; and numerous beloved nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews also survive.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel. Visitation will resume in the funeral home beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday until 10 a.m. Services will follow at St. Paul Lutheran Church beginning at 11 a.m. with Pastor Stephen Constein officiating. Interment will follow at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Farmington. Memorials may be made in Gary’s name to St. Paul Lutheran High School. View the tribute video and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.

Robert Kevin Crites of Farmington passed away on November 9, 2023, at Country Meadows in Park Hills at the age of 61. He was born January 25, 1962, in Farmington to the late Bob Crites and Inez “Starnes” Crites. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a special uncle, Wayman Starnes.

Robert grew up in the Farmington area and at a young age went to work as a machinist, having worked for King Machine Shop and K & E Machine Shop. An avid outdoorsman, he loved to both hunt and fish. Robert’s family came first, and he was a very loving father to his sons and grandchildren.

Survivors include his two sons, Kevin (Kayla) Crites and Randy (Morgan) Crites; five grandchildren, Jaydan, Paisley, Kevin, III, Randy II and Kenlee; two sisters, Crystal Dalton and Dena Watson; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family. Also surviving is his special canine companion, Buddy.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at Cozean Memorial Chapel beginning at 10 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. in the Cozean Chapel. Interment will follow at Knights of Pythias Cemetery in Farmington. View the video tribute and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.

Joseph "Bird" Butler, 74 of Richwoods passed away Thursday, November 9, 2023.

He is survived by:
Sister Christine Stewart
Brothers Robert Butler and Hazel Butler, James "Bones" Butler and wife Norma, Carl Butler and wife Brenda

Barbara Ann Hopper, of Farmington, entered into eternal rest on November 9, 2023, at Southbrook Nursing Home at the age of 87. She was born on September 13, 1936, in Laurel, Mississippi, the daughter of the late Charles Morgan and Myrtis (Dickey) Ellis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend John D. Hopper Jr., and her great granddaughter, Marlee Savell.

Barbara is survived by her children, David (Pat) Hopper of Forest, MS, Mark Hopper of Jackson, MS, and Dawn (Richard Jr.) Russell of Farmington, MO, her grandchildren, Hollie (Adam) Boykin, Brandi (Cody) Savell, Johnathan Russell, and Andrew Russell, her great grandchildren, Albert, Macy, and J.D., along with numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Barbara formerly worked as a emergency room patient representative for Andersons Hospital in Meridian, Mississippi. She enjoyed playing piano, singing, and college football, especially the Ole Miss Rebels but most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at Tiplersville Baptist Church, 210 County Road 317, Tiplersville, Mississippi. Inurnment at Tiplersville Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741. Share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com

Jane Ellen (Bangert) Emery, 65, of Park Hills passed away on November 6, 2023. She was born June 27, 1958 in St. Louis to the late George S. and Ruth Irene (Carlson) Bangert.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Albert “Mugs” Mayerhoffer and nephew, Kyle Mayerhoffer.

Jane is survived by four sisters, Marsha (William) Borchardt, Paula Lambrecht (Sam McCord), Vicki Mayerhoffer, Susan (Carl) Edgar; nieces and nephews, Camille Edgar and family, Casie Anderson and family, Elizabeth Cook and family, Kelly Sadler and family, Morgan Hart, David Borchardt and family, Mike Borchardt. In addition to family, she is survived by a multitude of friends.

One of Jane’s passions, and her life’s work, was sharing her creativity and playful spirit with children. She was a beloved teacher for decades and later the librarian at the Kingston School District. Jane had a spark that touched everyone she encountered, but especially the hundreds of children who passed through her classroom or library doors.

Jane’s vibrant personality, generous heart, and big energy showed up in all she did and certainly when it was to help any friend or acquaintance. Jane was spontaneous, wildly creative, complex, smart, and fun-loving. Her incredible style and deep appreciation for beauty shown through in every part of her life, delighting us all.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2023 beginning at 2:00 PM at The Iron Knot (formerly the Masonic Lodge) located at 7 Church St., Bonne Terre. Reception and hors d’oeuvres will follow until 5:00 PM. Because of Jane’s abiding love for children, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Potosi Elks Backpack Program, which benefits children in Washington County, at P.O. Box 177, Potosi, MO 63664.

Helen (Williams) Roche, née Houghton passed away peacefully on November 7, 2023 at Camelot Nursing and Rehab Center at the age of 101. Helen Houghton was born March 25, 1922 in Washington, D.C.to the late Vernon Taylor Houghton and Helen Houghton, née Todd. She graduated from Bronxville High School in Bronxville, New York in 1939 and from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri in 1941, earning an Associate in Arts Degree. Helen married Paul Grant Williams, Jr. on July 10, 1943 while Paul was home on a short leave while serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Paul and Helen Williams moved to Bonne Terre, Missouri in 1946 and raised their four children in Bonne Terre.

Helen was a homemaker and Paul was a successful businessman who preceded her in death on November 13, 1981 at the age of 61. Helen was also preceded in death by her sister, Margaret “Peggy” Todd Emmons, née Houghton. Helen was married to Edward Davis Roche from 1982 until his passing in 2009.

Helen is survived by her four children: Paul Grant Williams III and his wife, Lila, Bruce Houghton Williams and his wife, Bonnie, Evan Taylor Williams and his wife, Colleen and Margaret “Meg” Todd Reiner and her husband, Stanley as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Helen was a very joyful “people-person” who touched many lives throughout her long lifetime. She had a gift of reaching out to people who were suffering and lending her listening ear, encouragement and help. She served her church and community in various ways, including teaching Sunday School at the First Congregational Church of Bonne Terre and leading the youth group along with her husband, Paul. She also served as a leader in Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and served for years on the Bonne Terre Hospital (and later Parkland Health Center) auxiliary. Helen became a born-again believer in Jesus Christ at the age of 54 and loved to share her faith and encourage others with the Good News.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 p.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel officiated by Pastor Gene Rauls. Private interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to Shared Blessings Inc (transitional housing ministry), P.O. Box 456, Bonne Terre, MO 63628. View the video tribute and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com. Helen’s family would like to thank the caregivers at Ashbrook Assisted Living, Camelot Nursing and Rehab Center, Serenity Hospice Care and Gentiva Hospice for lovingly caring for Helen in her final years.

Lloyd Gary Russell of Ironton, MO was born in Ironton, Missouri on July 4, 1949, to the late Lloyd and Roxanna Russell. Lloyd passed away on November 3, 2023, in Farmington, Missouri at the age of 74. He was preceded in death by his parents and Son Gary Lee Russell. Lloyd enjoyed metal detecting, fishing, coin collecting and spending time with his many friends and family. He especially enjoyed a good joke. Lloyd was a member of the Bismarck Assembly of God Church.

Lloyd is survived by:
Loving Wife: Ellen Russell
Daughter: Dory Russell (Adam Johnson)
Sisters: Ava Diane Hinson (Jim) and Pamela Weible (Marty)
Brothers: Andy Russell (Debbie), Randall Russell (Valerie) and Kevin Russell (Cheryl)
Grandchildren: Lacey Russell (Josh Neeley), Noah Russell (Shauna Usher), Madilyn Johnson (Dominic Weigler), Jacob Johnson (Jamie Browers) and Dawson Russell
Great-Grandchildren: Kingslee and Stevie
Several nieces and nephews and many friends and family.

A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 1:00 PM at the Bismarck Assembly of God, 702 Veterans Drive, Bismarck, Missouri with Rev. Mike Barton Sr. officiating.

The family is being served by the Coplin Funeral Home of Park Hills, MO

Dennis Renna, of Ste. Genevieve, entered into eternal rest on November 6, 2023, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center at the age of 67. He was born on April 17, 1956, in St. Louis, to the late Giugno “Jr.” Giacoma and Joyce Ann (Murphy) Renna.

Dennis spent the first part of his childhood in St. Louis, and at the age of 14, the family moved to Sprott. Dennis always worked his summers as a laborer for his uncle’s tree service. Upon graduation, he worked full time for the tree service then took a job remodeling houses and apartments. He then moved on to be a union carpenter. The bridges that you all have driven over in St. Louis, Dennis welded and hung underneath them to make them strong and lasting. All those skills led him to purchasing and rehabbing rental properties which he was still doing until his recent illness.

Dennis was an avid race fan. He grew up with a race car driving father whose fellow race car driver friend was the father of Kenny Schrader. Dennis and Kenny grew up together driving go carts, minibikes, and everything else the father’s built for them. Dennis also enjoyed his gardening, watching the wildlife eating his garden, construction projects, fishing, and everything about the outdoors.

Dennis loved with great passion. His family was the world to him. He was blessed with his granddaughter which became the center of his life. He has always had a special love for all children. Dennis was a very strong man that would carry the weight of the world on his shoulders for you. He was always there in anyone’s time of need to help in any way. His passing is a great loss to this world. The thought of losing him has shattered the hearts of those who knew and loved him. He will be greatly missed by all.

Dennis is survived by his wife of 39 years, Tracy (Jones) Renna, his sons, Brian Renna of Sprott and John Renna of Farmington, his granddaughter, Rileigh Renna of Farmington, his sister, Sandy (Mark) Flippin of Ste. Genevieve, his brother, Mike Renna of North Carolina, a special aunt, Alfonsina Renna of Maplewood, many special cousins, his in laws, Dallas and Bonnie Brown of Farmington, Mike and Joie Barton of Park Hills, Bryan and Paula Chilton of Lesterville, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Christina Lea Renna, his grandparents, John and Carolina Renna, William and Sadie Murphy, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, November 12, 2023, from 12:00 noon until time of service at 1:30 p.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel officiated by Pastor Mike Barton. Interment to follow at Little Vine Cemetery. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to Missouri Baptist Healthcare Foundation, Oncology Unit, 3015 North Ballas Road, St. Louis, MO 63131. View the video tribute and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com

Barbara Lynn Kinnard, of Park Hills, entered into eternal rest on November 7, 2023, at Parkland Health Center at the age of 67. She was born on February 19, 1956, in Arnold, Missouri to the late Edward and Irene (McKinnon) Lohman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Tommy Lohman.

Barbara is survived by her best friend and husband of 23 years, Keith Kinnard, her children, Joe (Michelle) Kittrell of Farmington, Jessica Kittrell of House Springs, Tommie (B.J.) Adams of Fredericktown, Deann (Kenny) Squires of Bloomsdale, and Kim (Dave) Fritchley of Leadwood, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, her brothers, Ed “Corky” (Marcine) Lohman of House Springs and Lindey Lohman of House Springs, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Barbara formerly worked as a factory worker for Production Products, a company that manufactures military handbags. She enjoyed quilting and going to the river but mostly loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Per Barbara’s request, no formal services will be held. Share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com

Margaret Lorene Beezley, nee Payne, of Ballwin, Missouri, formerly of Steelville, passed away Friday, October 27, 2023 in Valley Park, Missouri at the age of 85 years, 7 months and 16 days. She was born March 11, 1938 in Steelville, Missouri to Alfred Bryan Payne and Rebecca Baker Payne. She graduated from Steelville High School in 1959.

Margaret was united in marriage to Rufus K. Beezley at St. Louis in 1959 and to this union one son and one daughter were born.

She was employed at Crown Cork Seal Bottlers in St. Louis retiring after 40 plus years. Margaret was of the Catholic faith. She always enjoyed gardening as long as her health permitted and loved seeing her family and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rufus K. Beezley; her son, Scott Beezley; two brothers, Jerald Payne and Victor Payne; three sisters, Lois Terry, Iva Clark and Donna Cunningham.

She will be missed by her daughter, Kelly (Steve) Henroid of Ballwin, MO; one brother, Jean (Jeanetta) Payne of Bourbon, MO; and four beautiful grandchildren, Madeline, Mallorie, Haley and Hanna.

Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November, 11, 2023 at the Steelville Cemetery.  Committal prayer and interment will be in the Steelville Cemetery.  The Family was served by the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, MO.

Irene Virginia Richards, nee Halbert, of Steelville, Missouri passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2023 surrounded by her family. She was born November 8, 1932 in Steelville to Warfel “Jake” Halbert and Dora May Causey Halbert. Irene was united in marriage to Lawrence P. Richards on September 15, 1951 and to this union two sons and three daughters were born.

She was employed at Paramount Cap in Bourbon for a number of years. Irene attended the Baptist Church at Leasburg for several years.

Irene was very involved in the VFW Auxiliary #6479 and #6999 since 1972 and up until #6479 when it closed down in 2011. She was President in Steelville, Cuba and Potosi off and on from 1977-78, 1983-1983, 1992-1993 and 1993-1994 she was President of District 8. She was also State Flag bearer from 1978-1979, National Home chairperson 1979-1980, State Association conductor from 1987-1988 and President of the American Legion #601 for one year.

Irene always enjoyed listening to different groups who sang bluegrass and gospel in the area. Most of all she dearly loved her family.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents, Jake and Dora Halbert; one daughter, Barbara Reel; one brother, Albert (Erma) Halbert; two sisters, Esther (Tom) Donal and Cleo (Doug Jr.) King; and one grandson Jess Presser.

She will be sadly missed by her two sons, Larry (Rhonda) Richards of Cedar Bluff, AL and Ronnie Richards of Springfield, MO and two daughters, Donna (Ronald) Limberg of Owensville, MO and Sandra Presser of Albertville, AL; son-in-law, Dwight Reel of Springfield, MO; one brother, Gean Halbert of Steelville, MO; one sister, Lois (Jack) Anderson of Bolivar, MO; 24 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; special grand-daughter, Melissa Stroupe; special nephew, Terry Halbert; other relatives; and friends.

The Family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 10, 2023 and 9:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, MO.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2023 with Rev. Jerry Beers officiating.

Committal prayer and interment will be in the Westover Cemetery, Steelville, MO.  Memorials may be given in Irene’s name to Westover Cemetery in care of Britton-Bennett Funeral Home.  The Richards Family was served by the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, MO.

Gary Dean Montgomery was born September 27, 1942 in Fredericktown, the son of Clifford R. and Maxine L. (Melton) Montgomery and passed away on November 3, 2023 at Fredericktown at the age of 81 years.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, wife Victoria “Vicki” (Wayne) Montgomery who he married on September 25, 1964 at Fredericktown and brother Don Montgomery.

Gary is survived by Three (3) sons, Jeff (Mandy) Montgomery, Tim (Mindi) Montgomery and Joey Montgomery. Three (3) grandchildren Brittany Miller, Libby Montgomery and Gage Montgomery. Two great grandchildren Huck and Duke Miller. One (1) brother Kenny Montgomery

Gary enjoyed racing, floating the river, jet skiing, family and friends.

Robert “Bob” Francis Bone, a cherished husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 3, 2023, at Parkland Hospital, at the age of 81.

Bob was born to the late Francis and Margaret (Coleman) Bone on May 20, 1942, in Ironton, Missouri. He spent his childhood in Old Mines, where he fostered a lifetime of friendships and memories, especially during his formative years at St. Joachim School. Pursuing a passion for craft and community, Bob attended Barber College in St. Louis, and in 1961, he laid the foundation of a 60-year career as a barber in Farmington. Even after his retirement in 2021, Bob's dedication to his craft continued as he graciously offered haircuts to friends and family from his home.

Bob's love for baseball was as enduring as his love for his community. From his early days playing the game, to later coaching his sons’ baseball teams and his daughter’s softball team, Bob instilled the spirit of sportsmanship and teamwork in all. His allegiance to the Cardinals was more than that of a fan; it was a part of who he was, as evidenced by his impressive collection of team memorabilia.

In addition to his love for barbering and baseball, Bob had a strong passion for the outdoors, particularly for the art of lawn care. He manicured his lawn with the same precision and care that he brought to his barbering. Bob was frequently seen on his riding mower, trimming not only his own yard but also those of his neighbors.

His community involvement was marked by active participation in the Jaycees and as a lifetime member of both the Knights of Columbus and the Farmington Elks Lodge. Together with his wife, Pat, they were proudly named Mr. and Mrs. Country Days in 1992. Among his many hobbies, Bob found joy in crafting homemade Kahlua, a token of his love that he generously shared.

His faith was central to his life as a devout member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Farmington. Also known for seeing the good in everyone, Bob's unwavering faith in others and his capacity to embrace life will forever be a guiding light for those he leaves behind.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Pat (Roy) Bone, their children Cheryl King, Robert Francis “Bobby” (Cassie) Bone, Rodney (Grace) Bone, Marsha (Keith) Petty, and Christopher (Erin) Bone. His legacy continues through his grandchildren, Dustin King, Highley Boyer, Zachary Bone, Jesecca Bone, Bridget Bone, Jonathon Bone, ChristopherUngacta, Conner Bone, Natalie Bone, Andi Frame, Emma Petty, Braden Bone, Lucas Bone, and Liam Bone, as well as seven great-grandchildren with another on the way. He also leaves behind his sisters, Murry (Richard) Bequette and Marilyn (Donnie) Pinson, along with numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws, and lifelong friends.

Friends and family are invited to pay their respects at the visitation on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel in Farmington. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Farmington. Following the Mass, all are invited to the St. Joseph Parish Center for a lunch. The immediate family will join the lunch following a private burial at New Calvary Cemetery.

Darlene Stokes of Park Hills, Missouri was born on December 9, 1953 in St. Louis, Missouri to the Late Joseph Winston and Dorothy Ruth (Koster) Stevens. Darlene enjoyed casino’s and loved playing Bingo and also enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. Darlene passed away in her home in Park Hills, Missouri on November 3, 2023 at the age of 69 years 12 months and 24 days. She was preceded in death by her husband Ronald Stokes, brother Clinton Stevens and her sisters, Wanda Austin, Arlene Blackwell and Carolyn Jo Winston.

Darlene is survived by:
Brother: Carl and his wife Stacy
Sisters: Jean Crocker-Wren and her husband Veldon, Leona Kane and JoAnnette Winston
Nephews: Matthew Winston, Terry Kane II, John Blackwell and Richard Crocker Jr.
Nieces: Christine Garner, Chasity Sago, Tosha Bruenderman, Misty Shanks and Angee Decker.
Great nephews and nieces and many friends and family

Memorial Visitation will be held Friday, November 10, 2023 from 4:00 P.M. until Service at 6:00 P.M.

In the Coplin Funeral Home Chapel , Park Hills, Missouri with Rev. Michael Barton officiating.

Nathan Louis Danback, 82 of Farmington, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2023, at Parkland Hospital in Farmington. He was born on Sunday, November 2, 1941, in St. Louis son of Edwin and Fannie (Medley) Danback. Following his life, Nathan retired after 33 years from General Motors. His hobbies were trains, camping, fishing, hunting, and long drives in the country His favorite camping spot was at Black River in Annapolis, where he and his wife Mary Ann of 25 years and his six children would visit very often in the spring, summer, and fall, months of the year. On June 30, 1963, he was united in marriage with Mary Ann Stevenson in St. Louis, he has 7 children; Deane, Patricia, Tina, Timothy, Julie, a child that was miscarried Daniel Lee and Lori. The Danback family has lived in St. Louis and Farmington area for many years. Nathan was a member of the Lutheran Church and Pentecostal Church of God.

Surviving are his children, Deane Louis Danback (Lana) of Barnhart, Patricia Lynn Danback of Bonne Terre, Tina Marie Danback-Heaps (William) of Bonne Terre, Timothy Lee Danback of Bonne Terre, Julie Ann Danback -Decker (Jeremy) of Franklin County, Lori Kay Danback-Bridgman of Marshalltown, IA.; siblings, John, and Nancy of St. Louis, Fourteen grandchildren, and several great grandchildren, many other relatives and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his miscarried child Daniel Lee Danback, his brother’s Edwin Danback Jr., Norman Danback, and his sisters, Marion Pryzgoda, Hazel Grayson and Martha Wilson.

There will be no services held. Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home – Taylor Chapel in Farmington.

Doyle R. Morris of Desloge, Missouri was born in Bonne Terre, Missouri on August 24, 1940, to the late Stanley and Edna Morris (Smith). Doyle passed away at his residence on November, 03, 2023 at the age 83. Doyle was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mary Morris, son Jerry Gordon and brothers Charles & Stanley Morris. Doyle enjoyed metal detecting, working on cars and loved local Civil War history. Doyle is a decorated veteran of the U.S Armed Forces.

Doyle is survived by:
Son: Stanley Morris (Erin)
Sister: Patricia Ahner
Grandchildren: Brandy Gordon and Sarah Elizabeth

A visitation will be held Tuesday, November 7, 2023 from 4pm to 8pm at the Coplin Funeral Home in Park Hills.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, November, 8, 2023 at 1pm at the Coplin Funeral Home in Park Hills with Rev. Bob Bullock officiating.

Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Leadington, Missouri, with full Military Honors.

Sam Weir, 74 of Potosi passed away at his home surrounded by family Wednesday, November 2, 2023. He was born Monday, August 1, 1949 in Bonne Terre, Missouri, to the late George Weir and Candacy (Sweet) Weir. Sam was raised Baptist. Sam was a construction worker in his younger days. One of Sam’s hobbies was going to flea markets. He loved the outdoors and being in nature. He spent a lot of time cutting wood. Sam loved his sisters and was very family oriented. He had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed playing jokes and making others laugh. Sam was always willing and happy to be able to lend a helping hand to neighbors, family and friends. His genuine caring personality extended to children and animals.

In addition to his parents, Sam was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Weir; sisters Annabella, Gerti, Theresa, Maudie, Pansy, Ione, Freda and infant Reva.

Sam is survived by his sister, Dorothy (Jerry) Bush and many special nieces and nephews, family and friends. Sam will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 6, 2023 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 at C. Z. Boyer Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. Visitation will resume on Tuesday, November 7, at 9:00 am until time of service at 11:00 AM at C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. Pastor Ryan Retzer and Pastor Dwight Petete will be officiating. Interment will follow at Germania Cemetery in Bonne Terre.

Bud Sparks, 81, of Farmington, formally of Desloge, passed away November 1, 2023, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis. He was born September 8, 1942, in Bonne Terre, to the late V.A. and Dorothy (Richards) Sparks. He attended the First Baptist Church in DeLassus. Bud enjoyed riding his Harley, but most of all, spending time with his children, grandchildren, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, James “Jim” Sparks, Gary Michael Sparks, Tommy Sparks in infancy; several brothers and sisters in-law.

Bud was a loving husband to his wife of 60 years, Naomi “Sparky” (Serini) Sparks; father to Tambra (Les) Wood of California and Donald “Don” (Tammy) Sparks of Farmington; grandfather to Brittney (Nick) Gabris, Cassandra (Michael Goggin) Sparks, Cruz (Amy) Ibavosa and Paden Sparks; great-grandfather to eight; sibling to Phyllis Ferguson, Mary (Donald) Meyer and Sharon (Hilan) Priddy; and fur daddy to his special friend Buddy. He is also survived by sister in-law, Doris Sparks; brother in-law, Donny (Linda) Serini, several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Sunday, November 5, 2023, from 2:00 PM until the time of service at 4:00 PM. Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in honor of Lynwood’s “Bud” memory.

Wilburn "Gene" Willis of Middlebrook, Missouri was born on August 5, 1944, in Marquand, Missouri to the late Wilburn and Birdeen (Tripp) Willis. Gene departed this life for his Heavenly Home on October 31, 2023 at Parkland Hospital in Farmington, Missouri having reached the age of 79. Gene was preceded in death by his parents and sister Diana Hahn (Lynn). Gene loved fishing, hunting, Cardinals baseball, knife collecting, pitching horseshoes and spending time with his many friends and family. Gene was a faithful member of the Bismarck Assembly of God Church, and an ordained minister of the Gospel.

Gene is survived by:  
Loving Wife: Robin (Dotson) Willis
Sons: Aaron Willis (Sheila) and Chad Willis (Shelly)
Daughter: Bobbie Willis
Brother: Dennis Willis
Grandchildren: Gabe, Ashley, Cadence, Gage, Colton, Olivia and Calan
Great-Grandchildren: Kolby, Addy and Ella

A visitation will be held Sunday, November 5, 2023 from 4 to 8pm Funeral Services will be Monday, November 6, 2023 at 11am. at the Coplin Family Funeral Home in Bismarck, Missouri

Pastors Michael Barton II and Mike Barton Sr. will be officiating.

Ida (Dawson) Taylor, 81, of Farmington passed away October 30, 2023, at Mercy Hospital South in St. Louis. She was born June 23, 1942, in Farmington to the late Richard Lee and Alma Jeanette (Frazier) Dawson. She was a member of the Memorial United Methodist Church in Farmington. She worked in the medical field until 2004. Ida was a very active member of the Farmington Methodist Women’s Group. Her true love was her grandchildren, they were the apple of her eye. Ida always had a smile on her face. She was a friend to many in the Farmington community.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Charles, Donald and Jim Dawson; and sister Becky Goodman.

Ida is survived her daughter, Marcie Lynn (Tim) Fletcher; grandchildren, Katrina Fletcher, Timothy Jack Fletcher, Jr., Gracie Fletcher, Corson Fletcher; brother, Guy Dawson; nephews, Rick (Jana) Dawson, Tommy (Amy) Dawson; nieces, Chrissy Dawson, Missy Dawson; great-nephews and great-nieces, Kennedy Lewis, Sophie Lewis, Bentley Dawson, Lily Dawson, Payton Johnson, and Chloe Dawson.

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 6, 2023, from 11:00 AM until time of service at 1:00 PM at the Memorial United Methodist Church in Farmington. Reverend Ron Beaton will be officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Donald E. Hawkins, Sr. 86, of Bonne Terre passed away October 30, 2023 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in St. Louis, MO on February 25, 1937 to the late Rollin Guy and Sarah (Huskey) Hawkins. Don had began his 70 year career in the grocery business as a teenager working for National Food Stores in St. Louis and later for General Grocers. He went on to own several grocery stores including MoHawk Food Store, Don Hawk Food Store and was partial owner of six Save A Lot Grocery Stores with his family. He also owned multiple apartment complexes in the St. Francois County area with his wife and children. Don was very active in the Bonne Terre Community having been a member of the Bonne Terre Chamber of Commerce, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bonne Terre Rotary and was a founding member of the Mineral Area College Foundation Board. He actively supported many local programs in Bonne Terre and surrounding areas. He enjoyed hearing about the accomplishments of local youth, especially of those who had worked for him in the grocery stores. He loved traveling and boating, spending a lot of time with family and friends at Lake of the Ozarks, MO and Bonita Springs, FL.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James and Robert Hawkins; sister, Patricia Bellamy and her husband Don; brother in-law, Charlie “Eddie” Mercille; and their 16-year fury companion, Baylea Girl.

Don is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Alice “Midge” (Mercille) Hawkins; three daughters, Diane Schnable and husband Fred, Debbie Copeland and Carl Autry, Donna Jean Weber and husband Wayne; four sons, Donnie Hawkins and wife Laurie, Dale Hawkins and wife Jan, David Hawkins and wife Tracy, Talbot Pratt and wife Nadia. He was the proud grandfather of sixteen grandchildren; twenty-seven great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; in-laws Julie Hawkins, Verna Mercille, Jeannie and Del Pratt, Debbie and Virgil Boyer; many special cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

There will be no visitation, but a special mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bonne Terre, MO on Friday, November 3, 2023, at 11:00 AM, with Father John Schneider officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the American Heart Association, if so desired.

Nina Jean Blum Polansky was born in Bonne Terre, Missouri, on June 18, 1939. She passed away peacefully on October 28, 2023, surrounded by her loved ones.

She is the daughter of Harry Christopher White and Dosha Irene (Gant) White. When Nina was one month old, her mother passed away. She was raised primarily by her grandmother, Francis White. Nina married Roger A. Blum, Sr. and together raised four children. She was a devoted mother who went above and beyond for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Known for her fun-loving and spunky personality, Nina was also deeply loving, giving, nurturing, and protective of all she loved. She was also a beloved sister, aunt, cousin, and friend.

Nina became a nurse, and eventually was the owner and administrator of her own nursing facilities. She made sure all her patients and residents were exceedingly well taken care of. She was known to check in unexpectedly during all shifts, even midnight, to make sure that all the staff were doing their jobs to care for the residents.

Her strength, tenacity and humor showed through even up to her last days. Her nurses called her “feisty”. Nina was fiercely independent, loving, loyal, and strong. All who were blessed to have her in their lives will greatly miss her.

She is survived by her husband, E. Michael Polansky, her sister, Janet Graves, four children, Roger Blum, Jr. of Farmington, Monty (Remie) Blum of Farmington, Douglas Blum of Bonne Terre, and Shannon Cary of Herculaneum, eight grandchildren, Wayne Blum, Lindsay Kuehne, Brandon Bates, Adam Blum, Bailey Meczkowski, Sarah Blum, Hunter Cary, and Mackenzie Miner, her great-grandchildren, Ryder Cary, Jace Blum, Baylor Blum, Oliver Stricklin, and Nayvie Meczkowski and has another great grandchild on the way.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, two grandchildren, Jacob Blum and Natashia Blum, and a brother Harry G. White, Sr.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be on Friday, November 3, 2023, at 12:00 noon at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1000 McNutt School Road, Herculaneum, MO. Entombment to follow at St. Francois Memorial Park. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, 3800 Park Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110. View the video tribute and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.

Lela Marie Gilmore, age 83 of Ironton, Missouri passed away on Monday, October 30, 2023, at the Iron County Medical Center in Pilot Knob, Missouri. She was born on June 18, 1940, in St. Louis, Missouri to James and Lela Marie (Barton) Cummings.

On August 23, 2001, in Illinois she was united in marriage to Howard Ray Gilmore, he survives at the home. Other survivors include son – William Shelton; stepdaughter – Debbie Brown and two grandchildren.

Lela was owner of Schmidt construction company in St. Louis; she loved taking care of her home and was an avid quilter; she was of the Pentecostal faith.

A memorial service may be held at a later date.

Billie Dale “Bill” Henson, 76, of Farmington passed away October 31, 2023 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, MO. He was born July 24, 1947 in Ironton to the late Elijah and Vellmo (Asher) Henson. Bill proudly served his country in the United States Army, in the 11th armored cavalry unit in the Vietnam War from 1967 until 1968. He was the Commander of the Leadington VFW Post #5741. He was a member of the American Legion Post 416 of Farmington, Disabled American Veterans, Pendleton Masonic Lodge #551 and the Wounded Warrior Project. He enjoyed doing volunteer work, especially with the VFW. Bill also enjoyed hunting, being outside, and taking care of his horses.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by three siblings, Jewell Henson, Edna Jones and Wanda Hopkins.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Barbara (Gamblin) Henson; three children, Brant (Natalie) Henson, Bobbi (Renae) Henson and Justin (Staci) Henson; thirteen grandchildren, Skyler Henson, Logan Henson, Shaylin Ryder, Kaytlin Henson, Teagan Ryder, Caelin Niebergall, Chloe Crouch, Taylor Henson, Macie Niebergall, Josie Crouch, Josiah Henson, Haylee Henson, Christian Crouch; sister-in-law, Margaret Henson. Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.

Visitation will be held Friday, November 3, 2023 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home – Taylor Chapel in Farmington. Visitation will resume on Saturday at 8:00 AM until the time of service at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at Doe Run Memorial Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to TSC Alliance.

Kyle Lee Sisk, 28, of Farmington, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2023, in Park Hills. He was born on Friday, March 3, 1995, in Farmington, to his parents, Kenneth Sisk and Lisa Cole. Kyle loved fishing, hunting deer, target practicing, and crossbow hunting. He enjoyed spending time with his grandparents; Bill and Doris Sisk, but most importantly was his time he spent with his grandpa, they liked to ride four wheelers and snow mobile together. Kyle was an avid reader and was quick witted with the computer.

Kyle was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Carolyn Cole.

Kyle is survived by his parents, Kenneth Sisk, Lisa Cole (Doug Still) of Festus; grandparents, Bill and Doris Sisk, maternal grandparents, Sebourn Cole (Doris Young); sister, Nicole Williams (Josh); nephew, Trenten; two nieces, Blakey and Finley; special family friend, Aunt Margie Botkin; along with several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends that survive. Kyle will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A graveside ceremony will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery in Leadington, on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. With Pastor Bob Thebeau officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son, Caldwell Chapel in Park Hills.

Marilyn Marie Hewkin, nee Enke, of Cuba, Missouri passed away Monday, October 23, 2023 at St. Clare Hospital in Fenton at the age of 88 years, 9 months and 27 days.

Marilyn was born December 27, 1934 at Bem, MO to Herman Julius Enke and Clara Marie Berkemeyer Enke. She grew up in that area and graduated from the Owensville High School. On May 24, 1952 she was united in marriage to James Albert Hewkin in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas and were married over 57 years at his passing.

Marilyn worked several years in the Crawford County Collector’s office and over twenty years in the County Clerk’s office. She grew up attending St. John’s United Church of Christ in Bem and then later Steelville First Assembly of God Church and Calvary Assembly of God of Cuba.

She always enjoyed working in her yard and traveling with her husband, Jim, and her sister Marlene and brother-in-law, Emery Clonts, throughout the years. Most of all she loved her family, enjoying her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Clara Enke; her husband, Jim Hewkin; one great-granddaughter, Sadie Summers; one brother, Charles William Enke; two sisters, Joan (Marvin) Gardener and Shirlie (Bob) Bradshaw; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Emery Clonts, Lenny (Carol) Hewkin, Buster (Vera) Hewkin, Rodney (Shirley) Hewkin, Donald (June) Hewkin, Homer (Leora) Hewkin, Darlene Cape, Colleen Woolbright, Naomi (Walter) Boll and Eloise (Jay) Garms.

Marilyn will be sadly missed by her six children, David (Zenetta) Hewkin of Jefferson City, MO, Mark (Alice) Hewkin of Sullivan, MO, Tommy (Brandy) Hewkin and Jimmy Hewkin of Cuba, MO, Debbie (Kerry, Sr.) Summers of Steelville, MO and Elizabeth “Beth” (Shawn) Ryerson of Cuba, MO; 20 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Marlene Clonts of Steelville, MO; two brothers-in-law, Jim Cape of Cuba, MO and Glen Woolbright of St. Louis, MO; other relatives; and many friends.

The Family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2023 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, MO.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2023 with Rev. David Hewkin and Rev. Jerry Beers officiating.

Committal prayer and interment will be in the St. John's United Church of Christ Cemetery, Bem, MO.

The Hewkin Family was served by the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home, Steelville, MO.

Kyle Anthony Walker of Farmington, Mo. passed away October 29, 2023.

He was born August 18, 1993 in Farmington, MO.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert Walker.

He is survived by his mother, Rebecca 'Burkett' Walker, Father, Anothy Walker Jr and wife Kathy, Grandmother, Janet Burkett, Sister, Jessica Walker, SPecial Relative Robert Hendrix Jr., Nephews, Mason Mcleod and Grayson Walker, Uncle, David Walker and wife Jennifer, Aunts, Angela Reynolds and Dominck and Christina Walker, other relatives and friends also survive. 

Arrangements pending at the Horton- Wampler Funeral Home, Park Hills, Mo.

In lieu of flowers his family ask that donations be made to the funeral home to help with burial expenses.

Walter Washburn of Bonne Terre, Missouri was born on November 12,1954 in Marble Hill, Missouri to the late Bennie Washburn and Thelma (Fulbright) Washburn. Walter departed this life at his residence on October 25, 2023 having reached 68 years of age. Walter enjoyed music, watching wrestling, hunting and spending time with his many friends and family. Walter was preceded in death by his parents and Brother Denver "Denny" Washburn. Walter is survived by: Brothers: Cecil Washburn and Donnie Washburn (Cheryl) Sisters: Donna Ledbetter and Glenda Williams (Raymond) Nieces: Christina Williams, Haley Connor (Stephen), Heather Ledbetter (Ben) and Cegi Drennen, Nephews: Travis Washburn, Jason Washburn, and Eric Washburn. Great Nieces: Nova Lyn, Ameila Rose and Nicole. Great Nephews: Dwayne, Many more great nieces and nephews also survive.

The family is being served by Coplin Funeral Home in Park Hills, Missouri

Sharon Marie Boyer, 64 of Terre du Lac passed away Thursday, October 26, 2023. She is survived by, Daughter Andrea Ricketts, and husband Drew, Mother: Arlene Boyer, Sisters: Gerri Skiles, and husband Eddie, Karen Caldwell and husband Rodney, Christine Portell and husband Robert, Marcia Politte and husband Rick, Melissa Blair and husband Danny, Brothers, Danny Boyer and wife Barb, Willy Boyer and wife Connie, Randy Boyer and wife Karla, Marty Boyer and wife Michelle, Kevin Boyer and wife Carrie, Sister in Law, Patti Boyer-Garrett and husband Dick, Grandson, Ayden Ricketts

Tommy Earl Shafer Sr. was born October 9, 1946 at Buckhorn, Missouri the son of Earl Lee and Elsie Marie (Gipson) Shafer, and passed away on October 25, 2023 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri at the age of 77 years.

Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, a son Tommy Earl Shafer Jr, (Tom-Tom), Brothers Bobby Lee Shafer and Richard Shafer. He was preceded in death by his wives Shirley, Judy, Dee and Anna (Bizzle) Shafer who he married on October 26, 2019.

Tommy is survived by a son Josh Shafer, daughters Marie Shafer (Kenny Thompson), Michelle Abodisa (Pete Abodisa) and Annette Burton. Nine (9) grandchildren and Nineteen (19).

Tommy enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Tommy was a US Army Veteran.

Charles E. Welch, 78, of Bonne Terre, passed away October 26, 2023, at Select Specialty Care Hospital within Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 30, 1944, in Desloge, Missouri to the late Earl E. and Verna (Derickson) Welch. Charles was a retired military veteran and spent his career in the United States Air Force, serving the first part of his career mostly overseas, including the Vietnam War. He loved working on old cars, going to car shows, raising brace beagles, going to auctions, and leather crafting for family and others. Laughing and spending as much time as possible with his grandchildren, known to them as Papa, is what meant most to him. Charles had many friends and family and will be missed by all, especially his dog, Granger.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Richard, and his son, David.

He is survived by his very loving and caring wife of 54 years, Eliza (Blea) Welch; three daughters, Tanya Welch Dickerman and husband Bob, Valerie Winkler and fiancé Patrick Daugherty, Pamela Herzog and husband David; five grandchildren, Austin Winkler, Amber Winkler, Wyatt Herzog, Logan Herzog, and Ethan Welch; sisters, Kathleen Patterson and husband Charles, Marleen Johnston and husband Richard along with many friends and family.

Visitation will be held Monday, October 30, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. Visitation will resume Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM with Pastor Randy Murphy officiating. Interment will follow at St. Francois Memorial Park in Bonne Terre.

Tina Maria Beason, of Farmington, entered into eternal rest on October 27, 2023, at the age of 66. She was born on July 20, 1957, in Bonne Terre, Missouri, to the late Earl and June Dickey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Earlene Lietz, Paul Dickey, and Beverly Johnson.

Tina is survived by her loving husband, Lee Beason, her children, Brian “Heath” (Valerie) Tiefenauer, Heather Marie Tiefenauer Flynn, Tianna (Bobby) Ferguson, Ryan (Kayla) Beason, Carrie (Cary) Watts, and Heather Kay (Jon) Truman, her grandchildren, Alyssa, Courtney, Coty, Gabriel, Katy, Liam, and Layla, her brothers, Terry Dickey and Earl (Barbara) Dickey Jr., her aunt, Lovina Hedicke Griffon, along with numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Tina always demonstrated a passion for helping others develop their personal and professional lives. She served as a Girl Scout Leader and Community Chairman. She achieved certification as Young American Bowling Alliance instructor and served several years as an instructor for the young bowlers at Lindsey Air Station, Germany. While in Germany, she also worked at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service stereo shop. During the annual Return of Forces to Europe exercises, she drove and operated sales from a mobile field exchange truck for the troupes in Belgium.

On return to the states, Tina worked several different jobs while attending the local college in Clovis, NM before gaining her Associates of Science Degree in nursing and getting licensed as a Registered Nurse. She advanced through multiple assignments in nursing facilities including Charge Nurse, Infection Control, Staff Development, Assistant Director of Nursing and Director of Nursing. But she found her true love in teaching and working with hospice patients. Tina spent a year traveling through South Carolina opening new community offices for Hospice Care of South Carolina.

Her last move was to her hometown of Farmington, where she continued working both in hospice and teaching through several nursing homes as well as Jefferson College and Unitec. She taught Certified Nursing Assistant, Certified Medication Technician, and Insulin Administration classes. She used her love of life and desire to care for others to bring out the best in her students. Even as her health declined and she was mobile only with her little red scooter and portable oxygen concentrator, her students wanted her to continue teaching so much that they would load and unload the scooter in the back of her truck through the end of the semester.

Tina put her artistic and craft skills into works of love. She had a 120 square foot “she shed” filled with adhesive vinyl, heat transfer vinyl, glitter, epoxy, tumblers, and tee shirts. As her mobility decreased, the projects moved indoors. When she could no longer tolerate working epoxy, her attention turned to sublimation transfer, and she excelled at that craft too.

Tina had a great heart. She could give of herself and her resources until there was nothing left to give to make certain others did not go without. She had a great love for each of the children in the family and if possible, an even greater love for her grandchildren. Tina grew up attending a Free Will Baptist Church and prayed that no matter what church her children chose, that they would all accept Jesus as their savior and turn to him often in their daily lives. Tina also enjoyed photography and bird watching. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Per Tina’s request, no formal services will be held. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or https://www.stjude.org. Share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.

Linkin Ray Wideman 6 years old, He is survived by Mother, Lauren Fleming and David Whaley,  Father: Zack Wideman and Shanay Politte, Brother: Elis Wideman, Step Siblings: Charlee Whaley, Nicolai Whaley, Savannah Whaley, Ashleene Whaley, Alecia Whaley, Dillion Whaley, Jerry Portell, Grandparents: David and Yenette Lefler, Lindell and Glenda Wideman, Great - Grandparents: Leon and Shirley Lefler, James David and Mildred Martin, Harold and Mary Lynn Wideman

Full Obituary coming soon.

Rodney N. Kendall, 66, of Viburnum, passed away Saturday, October 21, 2023, at Stonecrest Healthcare in Viburnum, MO. He was born on Monday, July 8, 1957, in St. Louis, to the late Robert Nelson and Iris Armeta (Phillips) Kendall. Rodney served in the Army National Guard. He had worked as a mechanic and loved playing drums, going to car shows and drag races.

Rodney is survived by his son, Ian Kendall; three grandchildren, Brianna, Hayden and Jada; two great-grandchildren, Milo and Jasper; sister, Michele R King and husband John and special friend, Stan Ache.

No services are being planned. Arrangements under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son-Taylor Chapel in Farmington.

Norman Ray Black, of Farmington, entered into eternal rest on October 26, 2023, at Mercy Hospital South at the age of 87. He was born on August 11, 1936, in Owls Bend, Missouri, to the late Charley and Fay (Moss) Black. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Loretta (Daugherty) Black, his second wife Helen (Moring) Black, his grandson, Brad Griffin, and his siblings, JoAnn (the late Ed) Grisham and Gene (the late Ruthie) Black.

Norman is survived by his daughters, Laurie Black of Farmington and Kay (John) Griffin of Farmington, his grandchildren, Chad (Sabrina) Griffin, Katie (Robbie) Britt, and Corenna (Guy) Haney, his great grandchildren, Byron (Tina), Morgan, Marah, Asher, Ethan, Ellie, Bradi, and Halle, his stepdaughter, Carol Ann (Mike Huffman) Welch of Farmington, along with many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends, and his special canine companion, Sassy.

Norman earned his bachelor’s in education from Murray State University and his master’s in education from Webster University. He taught middle school social studies for the North County School District for over 30 years. Norman was an active member of First Baptist Church since 1975. He taught Sunday school, assisted with funeral dinners, and went on numerous church trips. He was a volunteer for the Farmington Ministerial Alliance and the food pantry. He was a collector of many things and enjoyed reading, visiting the local library, going to flea markets and auctions, and traveling throughout the United States with Helen. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A visitation will be held on Monday, October 30, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 noon officiated by Pastor Alan Berry. Private interment at Knights of Pythias Cemetery in Farmington. Memorial donations may be made to the Farmington Ministerial Alliance, P.O. Box 91, Farmington, MO 63640 or http://www.foodpantries.org/li/farmington_ministerial_allianc_63640 or to the Susan G. Koman Foundation, P.O. Box 790129, Dept SK, St. Louis, MO 63179-0129. View the video tribute and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com

Rita Nadine Aslesen, of Ironton, entered into eternal rest on October 28, 2023, at the Baptist Home Arcadia Valley in Ironton at the age of 80. Arrangements are pending at this time.

Jackie Sutton was born on January 29, 1972, the son of Ronnie and Donna Sutton, and passed away on October 27, 2023, at the age of 51 years.

Jackie was preceded in death by his parents.

Jackie is survived by his wife Jill Sutton, brother Richard (Bridget) Sutton, sister Missy (Matt) Pratt, children Logan, Breanna, Jordan, Lila (Joshua), Dawson, Maddie, Levi, Regan, Evan, Peyton, Jared, grandchildren, Myah, Nyla, Kross, Renee, Warren, nieces and nephews, Joshua (Katie) Sutton, Travis (Tanya) Sutton, Sierra (Rochelle) Sutton, Taylor (Jordan) Royer, Nathan (Karlee) Blaine, and Jaysa Parsley.

Jackie was of the Christian Faith, and he enjoyed being with his family, hunting, fishing, and being in the woods logging.

Doris Watson of Bismarck, Missouri was born on January 25, 1958, in Keokuk, Iowa to the Late Claude and Mildred Spencer. Doris loved drawing, singing, playing the guitar and playing games. She was very crafty and loved art and enjoyed humor. Doris also loved spending time with her grandkids and being with her friends and family. Doris passed away in her home on October 25, 2023, at the age of 65 years and 9 months. Doris was preceded by her husband- John Watson, bother-Robert Spencer and a sister Jeannie Salyers.

She is survived by her Son: Ryan Carmack and his wife Jennifer, Daughters: Erin DeClue and her Fiancée Alan Ketherside and Madline Carmack, Brothers: Gary Spencer and his wife Susan and Keven Spencer, Sisters: Judy Lawrence and Lyette “Kerrie” Beisel and her husband Sean, Brother In-law: Gary Salyers, Grandchildren: Ryan Carmack Jr., Kaylon Carmack, Kyle Ziegler, Skylar DeClue, Layne Sheldon and Walker Sheldon. Great Grandchildren: Averie Carmack, Laiklynn Carmack and Kashton Carmack, Many nephews, nieces and many family and friends.

Visitation will be held Monday, October 30, 2023, from 4-8 P.M. with Funeral Service Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at 11:00 A.M in the Coplin Family Funeral Home, Bismarck, Missouri with Rev. Michael Barton officiating.

Deborah McLaurin, 72, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 22, 2023. She was born Wednesday, December 27, 1950 to Orval and Martha Stever, into a large, professional military family. She was a nurturer and actively involved in caring for her younger brothers. She was also an adventurer and was often a cohort in sibling escapades and explorations. Their upbringing made the children mutually reliant on- and protective of one another.

In 1974, Deborah met and married William Burnice McLaurin. They shared life together for 49 years and raised three children – Cord, Paige and Chad. The pair have seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Deborah is also survived by three brothers and one sister.

As an adult, Deborah chose a career in elementary education, which was a fit for her giftedness to shape and nurture children. She was a consistent encourager and motivator, helping children believe they could succeed always challenging them to work toward their best. She especially loved the students in her special needs classes by inspiring them to strive for goals that gave them significance with a healthy self-image. Deborah also learned American Sign Language, as a mature adult, she served her church family in that capacity for numerous years.

Those same qualities caused Deborah to be involved in activities that inspired and shaped others, including Bible Drill, seasonal church dramas, foreign mission journeys, and Disaster Relief Childcare. Deborah inherited from her mother the ability to see the good and the potential in other people and the gift of making others feel special and loved. Deborah was described as a logical decision maker, which was perhaps best observed in the intentionality she used in developing meaningful relationships.

As a dedicated gardener, she delighted in sharing her harvests with others the same way she loved sharing herself with others. She believed that investing in others is a means of growing citizens for the Kingdom of Heaven. In that sense, her harvest has been bountiful.

A memorial visitation will be held Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 12:00 PM until service time of 1:00 PM at the First Baptist Church of Salem, Missouri. 201 N. MacArthur Salem, MO 65560

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Norman Ray Black, of Farmington, entered into eternal rest on October 26, 2023, at Mercy Hospital South at the age of 87. He was born on August 11, 1936, in Owls Bend, Missouri, to the late Charley and Fay (Moss) Black. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Loretta (Daugherty) Black, his second wife Helen (Moring) Black, his grandson, Brad Griffin, and his siblings, JoAnn (the late Ed) Grisham and Gene (the late Ruthie) Black.

Norman is survived by his daughters, Laurie Black of Farmington and Kay (John) Griffin of Farmington, his grandchildren, Chad (Sabrina) Griffin, Katie (Robbie) Britt, and Corenna (Guy) Haney, his great grandchildren, Byron (Tina), Morgan, Marah, Asher, Ethan, Ellie, Bradi, and Halle, his stepdaughter, Carol Ann (Mike Huffman) Welch of Farmington, along with many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends, and his special canine companion, Sassy.

Norman earned his bachelor’s in education from Murray State University and his master’s in education from Webster University. He taught middle school social studies for the North County School District for over 30 years. Norman was an active member of First Baptist Church since 1975. He taught Sunday school, assisted with funeral dinners, and went on numerous church trips. He was a volunteer for the Farmington Ministerial Alliance and the food pantry. He was a collector of many things and enjoyed reading, visiting the local library, going to flea markets and auctions, and traveling throughout the United States with Helen. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A visitation will be held on Monday, October 30, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 noon officiated by Pastor Alan Berry. Private interment at Knights of Pythias Cemetery in Farmington. Memorial donations may be made to the Farmington Ministerial Alliance, P.O. Box 91, Farmington, MO 63640 or http://www.foodpantries.org/li/farmington_ministerial_allianc_63640 or to the Susan G. Koman Foundation, P.O. Box 790129, Dept SK, St. Louis, MO 63179-0129. View the video tribute and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com

Kathrine Zoellner, age 78, of Winter Haven, Florida passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2023, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Kathrine was born on Saturday, June 16, 1945, in Bonne Terre to the late Paul LeRoy and Jane Kathrine (Caldwell) Qualls.

Kathrine received her Master’s Degree in Education in 1968, where she taught in elementary schools in both Missouri and Florida for a total of 34 years before retiring. She was a member of New Horizon United Methodist Church in Haines City, Florida, Eastern Star Chapter #71 in Hillsboro, Missouri and Chapter #107 in Lake Wales, Florida, Missouri National Education Association and a Life Member of MNEAR.

Kathrine is survived by her loving husband, Benjamin “Ben” F. Zoellner, Jr.; daughters, Stephaine Zoellner and Kathrine Orr; granddaughter, Jane Orr along with other friends and family.

Visitation will be held on Monday, October 30, 2023, at C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Desloge from 11:00 AM until service time of 1:00 PM. with pastor Mark Wiley officiating. Burial to follow at Parkview Cemetery.

Tina Maria Beason, of Farmington, entered into eternal rest on October 27, 2023, at the age of 66. She was born on July 20, 1957, in Bonne Terre, Missouri, to the late Earl and June Dickey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Earlene Lietz, Paul Dickey, and Beverly Johnson.

Tina is survived by her loving husband, Lee Beason, her children, Brian “Heath” (Valerie) Tiefenauer, Heather Marie Tiefenauer Flynn, Tianna (Bobby) Ferguson, Ryan (Kayla) Beason, Carrie (Cary) Watts, and Heather Kay (Jon) Truman, her grandchildren, Alyssa, Courtney, Coty, Gabriel, Katy, Liam, and Layla, her brothers, Terry Dickey and Earl (Barbara) Dickey Jr., her aunt, Lovina Hedicke Griffon, along with numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Tina always demonstrated a passion for helping others develop their personal and professional lives. She served as a Girl Scout Leader and Community Chairman. She achieved certification as Young American Bowling Alliance instructor and served several years as an instructor for the young bowlers at Lindsey Air Station, Germany. While in Germany, she also worked at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service stereo shop. During the annual Return of Forces to Europe exercises, she drove and operated sales from a mobile field exchange truck for the troupes in Belgium.

On return to the states, Tina worked several different jobs while attending the local college in Clovis, NM before gaining her Associates of Science Degree in nursing and getting licensed as a Registered Nurse. She advanced through multiple assignments in nursing facilities including Charge Nurse, Infection Control, Staff Development, Assistant Director of Nursing and Director of Nursing. But she found her true love in teaching and working with hospice patients. Tina spent a year traveling through South Carolina opening new community offices for Hospice Care of South Carolina.

Her last move was to her hometown of Farmington, where she continued working both in hospice and teaching through several nursing homes as well as Jefferson College and Unitec. She taught Certified Nursing Assistant, Certified Medication Technician, and Insulin Administration classes. She used her love of life and desire to care for others to bring out the best in her students. Even as her health declined and she was mobile only with her little red scooter and portable oxygen concentrator, her students wanted her to continue teaching so much that they would load and unload the scooter in the back of her truck through the end of the semester.

Tina put her artistic and craft skills into works of love. She had a 120 square foot “she shed” filled with adhesive vinyl, heat transfer vinyl, glitter, epoxy, tumblers, and tee shirts. As her mobility decreased, the projects moved indoors. When she could no longer tolerate working epoxy, her attention turned to sublimation transfer, and she excelled at that craft too.

Tina had a great heart. She could give of herself and her resources until there was nothing left to give to make certain others did not go without. She had a great love for each of the children in the family and if possible, an even greater love for her grandchildren. Tina grew up attending a Free Will Baptist Church and prayed that no matter what church her children chose, that they would all accept Jesus as their savior and turn to him often in their daily lives. Tina also enjoyed photography and bird watching. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Per Tina’s request, no formal services will be held. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or https://www.stjude.org. Share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com

Tommy E. Shafer, Sr., 77, of Farmington, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2023.  Visitation will be Monday, October 30, 2023 after 11:00 AM at Follis and Sons Funeral Home.  Services will be Monday, October 30, 2023 at 1:00 PM at Follis and Sons Chapel.  Interment at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Fredericktown.

Robert Lee (Mouse) House, 86, of Bonne Terre, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 23, 2023, at Country Meadows in Park Hills. He was born Thursday, December 31, 1936 to the late, Harry and Myrtle (Lee) House.

Robert was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bonne Terre. He loved basketball, baseball and fishing. He was an avid motorcycle racer in is younger years and took pleasure in the comradery that the sport offered. He loved his family very much and was especially proud of the accomplishments of his son and grandsons.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his late wife, Roberta (Monroe); first wife, Connie (Hulsey).

Robert is survived by his son, Robert House II and wife Laura (DeClue); step-son, Robert Buschman and wife Emilie; grandsons, Marcus House and wife Casey, Robert House III and wife Maggie; sisters, Carol Barton, Beverly Wilcox, Melinda Moss and husband Mark; brothers, Barry House wife Louise and Harry House wife Janice. Robert will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation will be held Thursday, October 26, 2023 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Funeral Service will Friday, October 27, 2023 at C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre at 10:00 AM. With Paster Alan David officiating. Interment will follow at St. Anne Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church in Bonne Terre.

Joyce Aundra Abney, 79, passed away Friday, October 20, 2023, at her daughter’s home in Potosi. She was born Monday, March 27, 1944, in Bunker Missouri, to the late Clifford and Thelma (Strange) Reese. Joyce was a member of the Esther Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her siblings, Denver, Jimmy, Michael, Jerry Reese; Josephine (Donald) Dunn and Shelia (Bill) South; and her forever fur baby Pixie.

Joyce had a caring heart for animals, especially her grand fur babies, she also enjoyed feeding the hummingbirds but most importantly was her love for her daughters, granddaughter, and great grandson. She will always be remembered as a loving mom, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friends.

Joyce is survived by her two daughters, Roberta (Larry Day) House and Greta (Gary) Schauer; granddaughter, Lexie (Brent) Dobas; great grandson, Rhett Dobas along with many friends and family that survive. Joyce will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2023, from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm at C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Desloge. A private burial will be held at a later date at Three Rivers Cemetery in Farmington. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in honor of Joyce to Coalition for Animal Rescue and Education or the Farmington Pet Adoption Center.

Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Desloge.

Patricia “Patty” Lynn Dillion, 69, of Farmington, Missouri, was born in Bonne Terre, Missouri on October 1, 1954, to the Late Clarence “Buddy” Cunningham and Mary (LaChance) Cunningham. Patricia passed away on October 19, 2023, with her family beside her at home at the age of 69. Patricia was a member of the VFW Post 5896 and a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary for many years while holding many positions within the local, district and state level. She enjoyed spending time with her family, watching the Cardinals play, decorating for Halloween and Christmas, watching her hummingbirds and deer. She loved fishing, quilting, shopping, visiting the zoo, watching her grandson play football, and traveling to Texas. Above all, she loved spending time with her close family and friends in her free time.

Patricia was preceded in death by her husband James “Matt” Dillion of 30 years. She is survived by daughters Jewel (Danny) Wright-Tibbs and Tammie (Ron) Partney; siblings: Jimmy Cunningham, Carol Delargy, Norma Cunningham, Clyde (Annabel) Cunningham, Glen (Barbie) Cunningham, Mary Beth (David) Davidson, and Michael Cunningham; grandchildren: Adam (Christy) Partney, Christina (Zach) DeGonia, Danielle (Ira) Stotler, Jacqueline (RJ) Franklin, Grace Wright, Dr. Abigail (Steven) Wingler, Cody Tibbs, Avery Tibbs, Jordan Tibbs, Kaitlyn Cunningham, and Dylan Quinlin; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Monday, October 23, 2023, beginning at 4:00 P.M until the funeral service at 7:00 P.M. in the Cozean Memorial Chapel in Farmington, Missouri.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Serenity Hospice staff and Dr. Sequita Morris for all their care and support during this time.

Calvin Cecil Prater, 98, of Waterloo, Illinois (formerly Fredericktown, Missouri) died on October 19, 2023, at Mercy Hospital South, St. Louis, Missouri.

He was born on February 12, 1925, in Bragg City, Missouri, the son of the late Lloyd Wilson Prater and Nellie Catherine (nee Hartwell).

Calvin met the love of his life, Betty Lorene (nee Scott), who survives him, and they were married 77 years. They loved traveling the USA. Calvin served in the Navy in World War II. He was a VFW member and a proud veteran. He expressed deep gratitude by participation in the military funeral honors. He worked extremely hard all his life and retired from Cassens Transit, where he transported Chryslers from the automobile plant in Fenton, Missouri. Calvin and Betty have five surviving children, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, two brothers, and three sisters.

Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.

Life is not always easy to live, but the opportunity to live 98 years is a blessing beyond comprehension. We will miss Dad but as two of his grandsons said, “He had a good run.”

Michael Alan Couch was born December 19,1963 in Jacksonville, North Carolina the son of Winthie N. and Peggy Jean (Whitehead) Couch, and passed away on October 19, 2023 in Fredericktown, Missouri at the age of 59 years old.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents.

Michael is survived by his wife Paula (Hughes) Couch who he married on January 9, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Children Charles (Brittany) Couch, and Tabitha (Chris) Bourbon. Step-step children Kenneth (Natasha) Johnson and Melissa (Charles) Gardner. Brothers Richard (Paula) Couch, Earl (Elizabeth) Couch, John (Linda) Couch and Matthew Couch. His beloved pet Cookie. Thirteen (13) grandchildren.

Michael enjoyed family and friends was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed being in charge of deer camp.

Dwight Richardson of Bonne Terre, Missouri was born May 27, 1953, in Bonne Terre, Missouri to the late Lee and Helen (Kirby) Richardson. Dwight passed away in Desloge, Missouri on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at the age of 70 years 4 months 20 days.

Dwight was preceded in death by his parents, brothers JR. Richardson and Kirby Richardson, and a nephew Tracy Richardson.

Dwight loved nascar, watching baseball and especially spending time with his grandsons.

Death is often a reminder to slow down. We are all busy, constantly on the go, and often forgetting that there is a world outside of us. We spend so much of our time filling our life with stuff when we should be spending more time on the people around us.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you volunteer at a nursing home and visit with the residents. Take your children and make it a family outing. You can also make donations to help with the cost of the NHC Christmas party that Dwight's grandsons, Zachary and Jacob Dollar, along with some of their friends, put together every year. There is an Amazon wish list under Nursing Home Christmas - Kimbery Dollar host.

Survived by: Daughters: Kim Dollar and husband Tom, and Mindy Peterson and husband Troy, Brothers: David Richardson, Terry Richardson, Grandchildren: Zachary Dollar, Jacob Dollar, Milo Peterson, and Ezra Peterson, Nieces and Nephews and many friends

A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, from 6:30 - 7:30 pm, at New Life Chruch, 3787 College Road, Farmington, MO 63640

Arrangements are under the direction of Coplin Funeral Home of Park Hills, Missouri

Phyllis Gibson, 70, of Farmington, passed away October 16, 2023 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in St. Louis on February 28, 1953 to Paul Edward Gibson and the late Bonnie Jean (Jarvis) Gibson. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her son, Daniel Evans in 2020; her brother-in-law, Paul Long and a nephew, Bradley Gibson.

Phyllis spent her growing up years in St. Louis until the family moved to Viburnum when she was a senior in high school. In 1971 she graduated from Viburnum High School. She later received a bachelor’s degree in art from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield. Her career as an art teacher was spent teaching in Lesterville and North St. Francois County. In 2011 Phyllis retired and enjoyed spending time working in her garden, reading and crocheting. She loved being at the creek and spending time with her grandchildren. If anyone she knew had a birthday, she was notorious for singing Happy Birthday. Her family will fondly remember her for her selflessness and her heart of gold. She always had the ability to see the best in people.

Survivors in addition to her father include her son, Douglas (Barbara) Evans; grandchildren, Sebastian Evans, Silas Evans, Tatum Evans and Torin Evans; and siblings, James (Lori) Gibson, Connie (Gary) Scott, Brenda Long, Mark (Helen) Gibson and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 20, 2023 at Cozean Memorial Chapel beginning at 10 a.m. with a service at 12 noon in the Cozean Chapel with Brother Jason Bahr officiating. Interment will follow at the Viburnum Baptist Cemetery.

Daniel “Danny” King, 74, of Desloge, passed away Saturday, October 14, 2023, at Missouri Baptist Hospital. He was born on Tuesday, April 26, 1949, in St. Louis, Missouri, to the late Eligia Earl and Iola Margaret (Adams) King. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Hope Hinkle; father-in-law, Lawrence Murray; and brothers-in-law, Steve Connors and Kenny Basler.

Danny was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Park Hills. He proudly served his country in the United States Army in Vietnam.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Linda (Murray) King; two children, Douglas Craig (Angela) King of Minden, LA, Julie Ann (Aaron) Meier of Murfreesboro, TN; five grandchildren, Mary-Evelyn King, Hannah Meier, Allie King, Joshua Meier, Jacob Meier; his sister, Carole Connors of Las Vegas; mother-in-law Arlene Murray of Desloge along with numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and many other loving family members and friends.

Danny worked as the safety inspector at Pea Ridge Iron Ore and Doe Run Mining Company and was lovingly referred to as Dan, Dan the Safety Man. He and Linda traveled the globe together creating wonderful memories. He was an adrenaline-seeker who was always the life of the party. Danny enjoyed playing cards, sand volleyball, and was always up for any adventure. He loved boating, water skiing, and snow-skiing. More than anything, he loved his family and enjoyed attending all his grandchildren’s activities. One of his favorite things was vacationing with his wife, kids, and grandchildren on yearly vacations.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Funeral mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at 10:00 AM with Father Jim French and Deacon Mike Burch officiating. Interment will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.

Bonnie R. Rauch Allen, of Farmington, entered into eternal rest on October 14, 2023, at the age of 90. She was born on June 11, 1933, in Arbyrd, Missouri, to the late Franklin Elbert and Tilda Bell (LaMastus) Childs. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Marion Franklin Childs, Audrey Earl Childs, Zella Elizabeth Holloway, Zola Mae Mary Wilcox, William Eli Childs, Edith Pauline Carroll, and Minnie Marie Willis.

Bonnie is survived by her son, David Anthony Price of Bonne Terre, her grandchildren, Kyle and Sarah, her great grandchildren, Luke, Aubrey, Evelyn, Emelina, and Anthony, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Bonnie was a former factory worker for Hamilton Shoe Factory. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel officiated by Pastor Rick Hensley. Interment will be on Friday, October 20, 2023, at 12:00 noon at McGrew Cemetery in Senath.

Bonnie R. Rauch Allen, of Farmington, entered into eternal rest on October 14, 2023, at the age of 90. She was born on June 11, 1933, in Arbyrd, Missouri, to the late Franklin Elbert and Tilda Bell (LaMastus) Childs. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Marion Franklin Childs, Audrey Earl Childs, Zella Elizabeth Holloway, Zola Mae Mary Wilcox, William Eli Childs, Edith Pauline Carroll, and Minnie Marie Willis.

Bonnie is survived by her son, David Anthony Price of Bonne Terre, her grandchildren, Kyle and Sarah, her great grandchildren, Luke, Aubrey, Evelyn, Emelina, and Anthony, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Bonnie was a former factory worker for Hamilton Shoe Factory. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel officiated by Pastor Rick Hensley. Interment will be on Friday, October 20, 2023, at 12:00 noon at McGrew Cemetery in Senath.

Linda Marie Starkey, age 78, of Fredericktown, Missouri, moved on to her heavenly home on Friday, October 13, 2023, at Stockhoff Memorial Nursing Home in Fredericktown, Missouri. Linda was born on May 26th, 1945, in Silver Mines, Missouri, to Harmon Howard Royer and Audrey Jewel (Means) Royer. On July 29th, 1966, Linda married George Starkey. To that marriage were born two sons: Chadd (Kelly) Starkey and Jason (Kristen) Starkey, and 3 grandsons: Jonathan, Matthew, and Andrew Starkey, all of Fredericktown, Missouri.

Linda was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, George Starkey, her parents, brothers Charles, Paul Dean and Lee Gale Royer. Her father-in-law Glen Starkey, mother-in-law Florene (Giggleman) Starkey and her brother-in-law Terry Starkey.

Those surviving include her sons and their families, brothers Howard (Norma) Royer, Roy (Joyce) Royer, Louis (Barbara) Royer and Shirley (Gracie) Royer, brother-in-law Donald (Janice) Starkey and Lewis (Patricia) Sikes, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Linda retired from Black River Electric Cooperative in Fredericktown after serving for 41 years. She was one of the founding members of Calvary Church and served as the church treasurer for numerous years. She enjoyed attending church, reading, watching sports, planting flowers, spending time with her friends and family.

Funeral visitation and services will be held at Calvary Church on Thursday, October 19th, 2023. Visitation is from 9:00-12:00 and the service will follow. Pastor Randy Sawyer officiating. Interment will be at Walker Memorial Cemetery at the Church.

Jackie “Jack” Ray Overby, of Farmington, entered into eternal rest on October 17, 2023, at his home at the age of 85. He was born on May 22, 1938, in St. Louis, Missouri, to the late James and Loretta Bernice (McDaniel) Overby. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Calvin Overby, Clinton Overby, Patsy Gamerdinger, and Larry Overby.

Jack is survived by his soulmate of 26 years, Donna Tinsley of Farmington, his aunt, Melba Conrad, along with a brother-in-law, many sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Jack proudly served his country as a veteran of the United States Army Reserves. He was a member of Teamsters Local 682. He enjoyed spending time on his farm, hunting, fishing, and volunteering and cooking at the VFW in Maplewood. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. officiated by Pastor Dannie Patterson. Interment to follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Woodrow Gale Miller, 78, of Fredericktown passed away Monday, October 16, 2023.  
Visitation will be Friday, October 20, 2023 after 5:00 PM at Follis & Sons Funeral Home.  Services will be Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Follis & Sons Chapel.  Interment Little Vine Cemetery Fredericktown, Missouri.

Barbara Knox, 83, of Farmington passed on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at NHC Rehabilitation Center in Desloge. She was born March 19, 1940 in Farmington to the late Harry and Roberta (Pinkston) Henderson.

Barbara was a member of First Baptist Church in Farmington.  She enjoyed sewing and being a cook at several area schools.  She loved to be on her mower cutting grass when she could.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Leeman “Dink” Knox and two brothers, Willard Henderson, and Charles Henderson.

Barbara is survived by her sons, Richard Knox, and Randy Knox (Kay); grandchildren, Christina Knox (Doug Thurston), Randy Knox Jr., Kaitlin Willcutt (Dan), Kourtney Breakfield (Anthony); six great-grandchildren; brothers, Darrell Henderson (Rickie Wilson), and Robert Henderson (Faye); sisters, Janet Huber (Robert), Doris Skaggs (Keith), Linda Counts, and Mary Ellen Hurst along with several nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 18, 2023 from 1:00 PM until the time of service at 2:00 PM at the C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home – Taylor Chapel in Farmington with Chaplain Bart Goetz officiating. Interment will follow at Chestnut Ridge Cemetery in Farmington.

The family requests in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

Mary Huff, 96, of Farmington passed on Friday, October 13, 2023 at Country Meadows in Park Hills. She was born June 4, 1927 to the late Arthur and Bessie (Campbell) Rhodes.  Mary was a member of Free Will Baptist Church in Farmington.

Mary had a talent of quilting.  She also loved going to yard sales with Linda.  Mary and her friends were said to have a lot of fun playing dominos, too.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Everett Huff; infant daughter; brother; Raymond Carl Rhodes, and sister; Doris Kreis.

Mary is survived by her children; Roger Huff (Anna), Linda Pipkin, Mark Huff, and Michael Huff (Kimberly); grandchildren, Julie Papin (David), Jamie Huff, Jason Pipkin, Nathan Pipkin (Kristy), Lindsey Parsons (Chris), Andrew Huff (Chelsea); nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Hiett (Harry), Naomi Russell (Richard). Also survived by several special nieces, nephews, and friends.

A Memorial Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 17, 2023 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM at the C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home – Taylor Chapel in Farmington with Pastor Roger Hogan officiating.  Inurnment will follow at Doe Run Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Sharon (Hill) Womble of Bismarck, Missouri was born on December 27, 1949, in St. Louis, Missouri to Phyllis (Baremore) Curtis and the late William Clarence Hill. Sharon passed away in Bismarck, Missouri on Thursday, October 12, 2023, at the age of 73 years 9 months 15 days. Sharon was preceded in death by her father William Clarence Hill, Stepfather Warren Curtis, husband Paul Womble, son Timothy Dale Womble and sister Diana Hill. Sharon liked spending time with her family, and she enjoyed their family trips they would take. She was a collector of various knickknacks and trinkets and loved old pictures. She was a very giving person and loved to see people happy.

Survived by:

Mother: Phyllis (Baremore) Curtis
Son: Paul E. Womble Jr. and wife Susie, Jeff W. Womble and wife Amy
Special Sons: Bryan Chappell and wife Liz, and Michael Nowak and wife Nancy
Daughters: Connie Krause and husband Matthew, and Tammy Renee Lucy and husband Bennie
Special Daughter: Susan Voyles Womble
Brother-In-Law: James Womble and wife Carole, and Doug Sire
Sister-In-law: Sharon Haus and husband Denver and Linda Jordan
Grandchildren: Amanda Schwartz, Justin and Ashley Schwartz, Kortnee Willhite, Karley and Landon Walls, Kody and Emilee Mullen, Will Lucy, Lyndsey Womble, Tyler and Charice Stirts, Savannah Stirts, Nicole Womble, Ashton Womble, Jenna Thomas, Jordan and Kayla Thomas, Joseph Hart, Josh Hart and Jewell Hart
Great Grandchildren: Rachel Schwartz, Macie Schwartz, Alex Schwartz, Aria Sutton, Aden Sutton, Kimber Mahurin, Layla Thomas, Sadie Thomas, Tristan Walls, Arrow walls, Jettlin Walls, Taliah Walls, Shon Stirts, Melody Stirts, Iyonna Otis, and Madelyn Mullen.
Several Nephews and Nieces and many friends.

A Visitation will be held at Coplin Family Funeral Home in Bismarck on Thursday, October 19, 2023, from 11:00 am until time of Funeral Service at 1:00 pm. Pastor James Womble will be Officiating the Service.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Coplin Family Funeral Home of Bismarck, Missouri.

Terry Lee Young, a loving son, father, brother, and friend, passed away on October 12, 2023, leaving a void in the lives of all who knew him. Terry was born in Anna, Illinois on September 12, 1966, a son to Sharon (Harris) Pinson and the late Charles Richard Young, Sr. From an early age, he displayed a zest for life and embraced all that it had to offer.

He is survived by his son, Nathan Young; mother, Sharon Pinson and stepfather Stanley- Pop; brothers, Richard Young, Jerry, Charles Young Jr., William Pinson, and sisters Elizabeth Young, Ronda Young, Ginger Young.  Their collective grief and cherished memories will forever bind them together.  Terry was preceded in death by his father, Charles Young, Sr.

Terry had a wide range of hobbies and interests which brought him immense pleasure throughout his life.  He enjoyed throwing horseshoes with friends, losing himself in the melodies of music to soothe his soul, exploring the serenity of rivers, casting his fishing line into unknown depths, and searching for hidden treasures during arrowhead hunting escapades.  These passions allowed Terry to find solace amidst the chaos of everyday life.

Terry departure from this world has left an indescribable void in our lives. However, the impact he made during his time here will remain etched in our hearts forever.  May we find solace in treasuring the memories we shared with him.

Michael Leonard Pogue was born on January 14, 1963, the son of Orie and Charlene (Steeber) Pogue, and passed away on October 11, 2023, at the age of 60 years.

Micheal was preceded in death by his mother, and one (1) brother Ronald Allen Pogue.

Michael is survived by his father, one (1) brother David Wayne Pogue, and one (1) sister Deborah Ann (Pogue) Ernst.

Michael enjoyed gardening, cooking, fishing, and music.

Mike suffered a life altering head injury in 2018, he got covid in 2020, and he has been battling colon cancer the last 2 years until God called him home on October 11, 2023.

Delmar Kell, Jr., 58, of Bismarck, passed away October 11, 2023, at home surrounded by his family members. He was born September 12, 1965, in St. Francois County, to the late Delmar and Lilly Mae (Driemeier) Kell, Sr. Delmar was also preceded in death by one niece, Zoe Leahy.

Delmar loved to fish, hunt, ride 4-wheelers and hang out with his best friend, Eddie.

He is survived by siblings, Patricia Kell, David Kell and wife Sandy; several nieces, nephews and friends, also survive.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Sunday, October 15, 2023, from 1:00 PM until the time of service at 2:00 PM. Brother Ronnie Rothlisberger will be officiating.

Michael Wynne Stevens was born October 2, 1957 at Poplar Bluff, Missouri, the son of Wendell Keith and Pauline Hinkle Stevens and passed away at his home October 11, 2023 at the age of 66 years.

Mike was preceded in death by his father, Wendell (Keith) Stevens; grandparents, Arthur and Gladys Stevens, George and Virginia Hinkle, Lucille Hinkle and sister-in-law, Paula Stevens.

He is survived by his mother, Polly Stevens, one (1) brother, Galen and Portia Stevens, Companion, Elaine Giessing, Molly Miller who referred to Mike as PAPA Michael, two (2) nieces; Kerry Stevens , Haley (Clay) Hendrix and one (1) nephew, Logan (Shyann) Stevens.

Mike was of the Baptist faith, enjoyed playing the piano, served in the U.S. Army and spent his working career as an LPN, retiring from state of Missouri Mental Health.

Megan Eaton, age 35, of Farmington, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2023. Megan was born on Tuesday, August 2, 1988, in Farmington to John and Jana (Million) Bell.

Megan enjoyed racing cars, watching St. Louis Blues hockey and going hunting with her dad and brother. Her girls were her greatest joy in life where she loved being a softball and soccer mom.

She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Terry Eaton; grandfather, Perry Bell; grandparents, Jerry and Sharon Million.

In addition to her parents, Megan is survived by her husband, Matt Eaton; daughters, Kyndall and Kenadie Eaton; bonus-daughter, Shelby Eaton; brother, Brandon Bell; sister-in-law, Crystal Coffman and husband Mark; niece, Chloe Coffman; mother-in-law, Connie Eaton; paternal grandmother, Lorraine Bell along with many cousins, friends and family.

Visitation will be held on Monday, October 16, 2023, at C. Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Visitation will resume on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at the funeral home from 9:00 AM until service time of 11:00 AM with Rev. Ron Beaton officiating. Burial to follow at St. Francois Memorial Park in Bonne Terre.

Victoria “Vicky” Irene Strubberg, 76, of Bonne Terre, passed away surrounded by her family Friday, September 29, 2023, at Parkland Hospital in Farmington. She was born Thursday, March 13, 1947 in St. Louis, to the late Louie and Opal (Miner) Pethoud. Vicky was a member of the Faith Cowboy Church in Desloge; She enjoyed drinking coffee, sewing, loved watching the show “Golden Girls” and had many of their collections. She had a spunky and feisty personality and enjoyed being around others. Her heart adored animals, but most of all she cherished spending time with her grandchildren and family.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by the father of her children, Glenn Dale Yarbrough; son, Glenn Yarbrough Jr.; grandson, Christopher Schnarr; granddaughter, Amanda Sallee; siblings, Nancy Bialik, and infancy Rita and Dennis Pethoud.

Vicky is survived by her loving children; Sherry Schnarr, Gary (Sheree) Yarbrough, Kim (Justin) Hongisto; eight grandchildren, Amanda Valentine, Glenny Yarbrough, III. Megan, Micah, Luke and Logan Hongisto, Amber West, and Ashlie Garret; eleven great-grandchildren, Brook, Noah, Christopher and Jonathan Valentine, Carson and Aleah Yarbrough, Kyle, Colton, and Hannah West, twins- Logan and Morgan Garret; one sister, Darlene Lancaster; nieces, Peggy Yarbrough, Judy Lancaster, and Annette Lancaster; nephews, Johnny Lancaster, Dicky Yarbrough, and Ricky Lancaster they were close to her heart, along with many other nieces, nephews and friends that survive.

A memorial visitation will be held Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 9:00 AM until service time of 10:00 AM at Faith Cowboy Church, address: 6108 Eastern Outer Road, Desloge, MO. 63601 with Pastor Ron Rothlisberger officiating.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 4:00 PM at Hilltop in Lake Timberline, for family and friends to gather for a meal.

Arrangements are under the direction of CZ Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre.

Shirley Marie West, nee Port, of Crawford County, Missouri passed away Friday, October 13, 2023 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis at the age of 90 years, 6 months and 4 days. She was born April 9, 1933 in St. Louis to William and Ella Bruce Port.

Shirley was united in marriage to Anthony “Tony” Gilbert West on August 1, 1950 in Arkansas and to this union one son and two daughters were born.

She was a member of the Cherryville Baptist Church. Shirley loved the outdoors and spent many hours working in her yard.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Tony West; one daughter, Susan Marie Bolin; three brothers, Robert Port, William Port and Joseph Port; four sisters, Elenor Walkenbach, Deloris Marshal, Mary Port and Therasa Port.

Shirley will be sadly missed by her one son, Charles Anthony (Laura) West of Farmington, MO; one daughter, April Christine (Lawrence) Green of St. Clair, MO; one sister, Margaret Callahan of Eureka, MO; six grandchildren, Sherry Lynn (Kent) Kamp, Renee Sue (Jim) Johnson, Gabriel Anthony (Stephanie) Downey, Katrina Marie (Justin) McKlendin, Cassie Amber (Charlie) Stumborg and Jessee Tyler (Misty) Green; ten great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren; other relatives; and friends.

Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at the Cherryville Baptist Cemetery, Cherryville, MO with family members officiating.  Interment will be in the Cherryville Baptist Cemetery, Cherryville, MO.

The Family was served by the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home.

John "Jack" Wayne Umfleet of Park Hills, Missouri was born on March 20, 1963, in Farmington, Missouri to the late Emmette and Helen Umfleet. John passed away in Park Hills, Missouri on October 8, 2023, at the age of 60 years. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Chuck, Kevin and Greg and his sisters Judy Lucas and Mary Ellen Elders. Jack enjoyed gardening, watching T.V, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren, friends and his 3 weenie dogs.

Jack is survived by his Wife: Diana Umfleet, his Son: Matthew Umfleet, his Daughters: Jaclyn (Derek) Miche, Tiffany (Willie) Kell, Casey Umfleet, Lacey (Lance) Ribble, his Brothers: Mike Umfleet, Sisters: Dee King and Kathryn Williams

Arrangements under the direction of Coplin Funeral Home in Park Hills, MO

Marcella “Mila” (Sulapas) Peterson, age 80, of Lake Timberline, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Saturday, August 14, 1943 in Surigao Del Norte, Philipines to the late Restituto and Lucrecia (Constantino) Sulapas. Mila was of Catholic faith. She was very involved in the community, loved socializing, doing fundraisers, and was past president of the eagle lodge. Mila could speak five different languages. She enjoyed traveling the world and living in other countries, fishing and cooking.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Kenneth E. Peterson; and stepson, Terry Peterson.

Mila is survived by her very dear friend, Larry Richardson and family; children, Jill Peterson of Phoenix, AZ, and Janet (Mike) Turner of Dunlap, TN; two grandchildren, Caine (Teresa) Peterson and Courtney (Joshua) Wilson; along with six great-grandchildren. Mila will be dearly missed in the community by all that knew and loved her.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre on Friday, November 3,2023, from 9:00 AM until service time of 10:30 AM. Joshua Wilson will be officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Bonne Terre. A celebration of life will be held at the Paddle House in Lake Timberline at 1:00 PM, for all that would like to join in honoring Mila.

Anna Marie (Bizzle) Shafer was born January 18, 1941 in Hayti, Missouri the daughter of Clifton Paul and Ella Mae Imogene (Nix) Pipkins and passed away on October 9, 2023 in Farmington, Missouri at the age of 82 years.

Anna was preceded in death by her parents Clifton Paul and Ella Mae Imogene (Nix) Pipkin, son, Gerald Wayne Miller, daughter Paula Annette Antisdel, grandson Justin Antisdel, stepsons Ronald Bizzle and Tommy E. Shafer Jr. husband Gerald Hayes Miller, husband James (Pete) Bizzle, sister Patsy Pauline Poole, brothers George Steven Pipkins, Paul Pipkins and Leonard Dale Pipkins, niece Sheila Jane Sherman.

Anna is survived by her husband Tommy E. Shafer Sr., of Farmington, Mo., sister Belinda (Pipkins) Sherman of South Haven, MI., son-in-law Mac L. Antisdel of Farmington, Mo. Step-children Vickie (Joe) Coats of Newbern, TN., Michelle (Pete) Abosida of UT., Marie (Kenny) Thompson of Desoto, MO., Annette Burton of Idaho, and Joshua Shafer of Fredericktown, Mo.

Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren who she loved very much.

Kathleen Kay Hight of Farmington passed away October 10, 2023 at the age of 79. She was born in Flint, Michigan on March 31, 1944 to the late Clyde Edward Looney and Rosa Voneatta (Patterson) Looney. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Hight in 2012. She graduated from Ste. Genevieve High School and went on to attend nursing school in Bakersfield, California. In California she met the love of her life, Bruce and in 1964 they were married. Kathleen went on to get her masters degree from SEMO in Cape Girardeau in business administration. When Farmington's Parkland Hospital opened in 1969, Kathleen began working there. After forty years at Parkland she retired as the Assistant Administrator of Patient Care Services. During her career she became an advocate of the Women's Shelter in Bonne Terre and she, in fact, financed the building of it on her own.

Kathleen is survived by her son, Travis Hight; her granddaughter, Hannah Hight; sisters, Margie (David) Missey and Emily Rose (Arnold) Burr; several nieces and nephews; her beloved daughter-in-law, Tinisha Renea and special friend, Elsie Stroud.

A memorial service is planned for a later date to be announced. Share your condolences and memories at cozeanfuneralhome.com.

Vila Jane “Joan” (Fite) Roberts of Fredericktown, passed away on October 3, 2023 at Ozark Manor at the age of 72. She was born in Portageville, Missouri on February 6, 1951, to the late Robert E. Lee Fite and Helen E. (Lankford) Fite. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Randall Roberts; a daughter, Melissa (Mills) Goodman and a son, Henry “Buddy” Mills, III.

Joan was a long-time resident of Fredericktown. She loved her cat, Lilee, enjoyed watching television, doing crafts and playing bingo at Ozark Manor.

Survivors include three sisters, Kayae (Fite) Thompson and Tiffany J. (Charles) Fite both of Fredericktown and Karonia L. (Ron) Beck of Marquand; two brothers, Robert A. (Shirley) Fite of Greenville and Jerry W. Fite, Sr. of Fredericktown; one grandson, Brandon Sutton of Fredericktown. Also surviving are seven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Burial will be at a later date at Fite Family Cemetery in Portageville, Missouri. Share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.

Emily “Lee” Meier, age 79, of Bonne Terre, passed away Saturday, October 7, 2023, at Parkland Hospital in Bonne Terre. She was born on Friday, March 31, 1944, in Michigan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Elda (Weiss) Stegall; loving husband, James R. Meier; grandson, Nicholas “Nick” Cantu; siblings, Renee “Ovit” Baker and Lynn Tinnin.

Lee was a barber for over 50 years, owning and operating Hairy Canary in Desloge and Magic Hare in Farmington. She loved socializing and being with her family. Lee enjoyed going thrift store shopping, playing bingo and showing Boxers. She was proud of her champion Boxer named Pandora.

Lee is survived by her loving daughter, Cecelia “CeCe” (Cantu) Portell; stepson, Allan Stephens; granddaughter, Danielle Grindstaff and husband Kyle; four grandchildren, Gage Cantu, Myah Richter, Parker Cantu and Oviana Grindstaff; sister, Sharon Rentfro and husband Steve along with other family and friends.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre on Monday, October 9, 2023, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Visitation will resume on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at the funeral home from 9:00 AM until service time of 11:00 AM. With Pastor John Hardin officiating.

With a heavy heart, it is announced that yesterday afternoon, October 3rd, 2023, Franciose Morrell lost her battle with cancer and left her life partner, Fred Hackman and a host of good friends. She will be missed and remembered beyond words.

At her request there will be no formal visitation or service. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Farmington Food Pantry.

Share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.

Stan Morris, 86, of Park Hills, passed away October 5, 2023, at Stockhoff Nursing Center in Fredericktown. He was born July 11, 1937, in Bonne Terre, to the late Stanley Herbert and Edna Pearl (Smith) Morris. Stan was a member of the Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church in Park Hills. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He worked for General Motors painting cars for over 31 years, before retiring. Stan loved tinkering with old cars, listening to jazz and rag time music.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Patricia (Turley) Morris and one brother, Charles Morris.

Stan is survived by his wife, Charlotte (Reeves) Morris; daughters, Cathy Ruble, Gina Klaus and husband Jim, Kelly Casada and husband Steve; three grandchildren, Ryan (Laurie) Ruble, Chad (Katie) Ruble, and Koby Klaus; five great-grandchildren, Landon, Maddy, Arya, Nova and Ezra Ruble; siblings, Doyle Morris and Patricia (Morris) Ahner; several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends also survive.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Saturday, October 14, 2023, from 10:00 AM until the service time of 1:00 PM with Pastor Wayne Phillips and Pastor Curt Gwartney officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Leadington. Memorials may be directed to the Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church or Alzheimer’s Association.

Wilma Jean Hoelscher passed peacefully from this life into the loving arms of our Lord on October 5, 2023, at the age of 89.

The daughter of Adolph Meyer and Dorothy (Davis) Burgett was born on August 22, 1934 in St. Louis, MO. Wilma married the love of her life, Walter (Bud) on February 27, 1954, and they were happily married for 49 years until the time of his passing.

Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Bob Meyer and Jimmy Burgett, sisters-in-law Alice Hoelscher and Lorraine Schwenger, and brother-in-law Wayne Hoelscher.

Wilma is survived by her sisters Mary Burgette, Betty (Tom) Heintz, Joann (Randy) Ray, Joette Payne, and her brothers Lee (Ellen) Meyer and Joe (Cindy) Burgett.

Wilma will be missed dearly by her seven children, Linda (late husband Jim) Luehrs, Gordon (Barb) Hoelscher, Greg (Jayne) Hoelscher, Laura (Ron) Evans, Kevin (Serena) Hoelscher, Karen (John) Corp, and Patty (Oliver) Tobias.

She was beloved Grandmother to 12, Great-Grandmother to 13, Great-Great Grandmother to 2, and dear cousin, aunt, and friend to many.

As a woman of faith, Wilma spent her life serving the Lord as an active member of the church and caring for her family. When her children were young, she enjoyed volunteering as room mother and girl scout troop leader, along with the many other ways she nurtured and shaped the lives of her family. Throughout her life, she enjoyed a variety of hobbies including bowling, bingo, word puzzles, painting/drawing, slot machines/scratch offs, crafts, music (Elvis), and always having a good time.

Wilma was a beautiful soul and the matriarch of her family. Her memories and legacy will live on forever.

Wilma touched so many lives and spread her love through her presence, warm hugs, and witty sense of humor; she will be dearly missed.

McKayla Renee Pritchett of Leadwood passed away on October 4, 2023 at her home at the age of 17. She was born on September 5, 2006 in St. Louis, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her mother, Christi Lynn (Nichols) Pritchett; her great grandmother, Judy Walker and great grandmother, Marjorie Nichols.

McKayla had the brightest smile that could light up an entire room. She was funny, artistic, very determined and she loved animals. She also enjoyed watching scary movies and creating diamond paintings. Her favorite things were glitter, slime and stickers. McKayla was a junior in high school and she was currently doing an internship at Dress to Impress and loved it.

She will be so very missed by all who loved her, including her mom and dad, Julie and Brandon Smith; her twin brother, Caleb Pritchett; brother, Ethan Woody and brother, Adam (Tonya) Guthrie and a sister, Danielle (Matt) Snyder. She also leaves behind her beloved dogs, Sofie, Roxie and Smithee.

A celebration of McKayla's life will be held Tuesday, October 10, 2023 from 5 - 8 p.m. at Crossroads Worship Center, 5200 Highway D, Farmington, MO with Pastor Dean Berry officiating. Share your condolences and memories at cozeanfuneralhome.com.

Ruth Ann Stark, 77, of Farmington passed away October 5, 2023 at Southbrook Skilled Nursing Center. She was born January 28, 1946 in Festus, MO to the late Albert Henry “Bud” Stark and Leah Viola (Pinkley) Stark. Ruth Ann was of Baptist Faith. She retired from Union Pacific Railroad, where she worked as the first female welder. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and enjoyed working on her farm.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Albert Earl Stark and special friend, Jeremy Mackley.

Ruth Ann is survived by her two sisters, Norma Jean Shelley and husband Warren of Bonne Terre and Mary Belle Stark of Farmington; special friends, Allen Mackley of Bonne Terre and Ruthie Effan and husband Terry of Farmington; her faithful dog and cat companions, Cash and Miss Kitty.

Visitation will be Friday, October 6, 2023 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home – Taylor Chapel in Farmington. Visitation will resume at 8:00 AM on Saturday, October 7 until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 AM at the C.Z. Boyer & Son – Taylor Chapel with Rev. Tim Mattingly officiating. Interment will follow at Three Rivers Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Three Rivers Cemetery Maintenance Fund or The Mackley Family 4-H Scholarship Fund. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Whitney and Jamie with Heart and Soul Hospice.

William Elijah Smith was born on November 2, 1928 in Irondale, Missouri, a son to the late Arthur and Mabel Smith, and went to his heavenly home on October 4, 2023 having reached the age of 94 years, 10 months and 4 days.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife Ruby (Skiles) Smith and one brother, Arthur Eugene Smith.

Those who remain to treasure his memory are his daughter, Judy Taylor of Bismarck, Missouri; son, Danny Smith and wife Lisa of Potosi, Missouri; brother, Jewell and wife Florence of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Jonathan Gallaher of Park Hills, Missouri, Nicole Bennett and husband Eric of St. Genevieve, Missouri, Shanna Sloan of and husband Charlie of O’Fallon, Missouri, Cheyenne Smith, of Potosi, Missouri, Dakota Smith, of Potosi, Missouri; great grandchildren, Adriana and Eli Bennett, Duncan Sloan and many other family members and precious friends.

Bill grew up on the Wallen Creek family farm learning the value of hard work alongside his brothers, Gene and Jewell. They raised sheep, registered hereford cattle, and had a stud service with percheron stallions and several jacks that were well known through the state. He learned to do all kinds of farm chores and put up hay by the age of 9 with a team of mules and later a 1934 John Deere tractor that is still on the family farm.

Bill attended Rock Springs School which is on the family farm and graduated from Irondale High School. Bill Married Ruby Skiles on September 25, 1950 and was called to serve in the Army during the Korean War. He was based in Japan from 1951-1953.

After the service, he came home to buy a farm adjoining his Dad’s farm, raised a family, and worked for the Washington County Highway Department, running a caterpillar and building many of the rural roads in Washington County. Later he worked for the Mineral Point Post Office delivering the mail on a route that included 700 mailboxes.

During this time he also found time to work the community 4-H Hyline club and also worked in the Irondale Baptist Church as a Deacon and in later years in the Bismarck Baptist Church.

In retirement Bill enjoyed traveling the United States and fishing with his wife Ruby at Truman Lake, but his greatest joy was working on the farm with the cows, putting up the hay, and mending all those endless fences.

Bill was greatly admired by all who knew him making an impact on many lives with his example of a “Godly Man”. He will forever be remembered by his family and friends.

The family has requested for those attending the services to please bring a lawn chair.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Caring Hearts Pregnancy Resource Center at 612 East High Street Potosi, Missouri 63664.

Julie Ann Mabery of Bonne Terre, Missouri was born on October 24, 1962, in Bonne Terre, Missouri to the late Warren and Elzie (Margie) Mabery. Julie passed away in DeSoto, Missouri on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at the age of 60 years 11 months 9 days. Julie was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Angie Parker and brother-in-law Kenny Parker, and nephew Kenny Ray Parker. Julie cherished her son Chad. She loved baking for all the kids during the holidays, she enjoyed watching her lifetime movies and making and sharing yarn bracelets for her family and friends. Julie was so thankful for the many blessings of her nieces and nephews. She just truly loved being with family and friends. A special thank you to those at Baisch Nursing Home that became friends and family to Julie.

Survived by:
Son: Chad Mabery
Sisters: Diana (Alan) Glore and Mary (Matt) Stegall
Many Nieces and Nephews

A Memorial Visitation will be held at Primrose Baptist Church, 9308 Hwy E, Bonne Terre, Missouri, on Friday, October 6, 2023, for friends and family beginning at 4:00 pm until time of Service at 6:00 pm. Pastor Randy Murphy will be Officiating the Service.

Arrangements are under the direction of Coplin Funeral Home of Park Hills, Missouri.

Donald L. Barton of Farmington, MO, passed away Friday, September 28, at Parkland Health Center. Born on September 12, 1939, to the late Melvin L. and Isabelle R. (Mothershead) Barton in St. Louis, MO, Don resided for the majority of his life in Farmington.

He was a graduate of Cleveland High School in St. Louis. He studied at Central Methodist College and completed his undergraduate degree then MSW at the University of Missouri Columbia. Don began his career at the Farmington State Hospital in 1963. At the end of his career he served as Superintendent at Southeast Missouri Mental Health Center. He was also an adjunct professor at Mineral Area College for many years. Don was also an avid golfer and sports enthusiast. He also served on many boards throughout his life in Farmington.

He was married to Jane H. Barton (Amrhein), who preceded him in death in 2021. Don is survived by his children Laura Ruest (Mike), Craig Barton (Mary) and his grandchildren Jeremy Barton and Erica Ruest. He is also survived by his sisters Virginia Mounts and Diana Alcorn as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2023, from 11:00am until time of service at 1:30pm at Cozean Memorial Chapel. Interment to follow at St. Francois Memorial Park in Bonne Terre. Donations can be made to the mental health service of one's choice or the Alzheimer's Association. View the video tribute and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.

Victoria “Vicky” Irene Strubberg, 76, of Bonne Terre, passed away surrounded by her family Friday, September 29, 2023, at Parkland Hospital in Farmington. She was born Thursday, March 13, 1947 in St. Louis, to the late Louie and Opal (Miner) Pethoud. Vicky was a member of the Faith Cowboy Church in Desloge; She enjoyed drinking coffee, sewing, loved watching the show “Golden Girls” and had many of their collections. She had a spunky and feisty personality and enjoyed being around others. Her heart adored animals, but most of all she cherished spending time with her grandchildren and family.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by the father of her children, Glenn Dale Yarbrough; son, Glenn Yarbrough Jr.; grandson, Christopher Schnarr; granddaughter, Amanda Sallee; siblings, Nancy Bialik, and infancy Rita and Dennis Pethoud.

Vicky is survived by her loving children; Sherry Schnarr, Gary (Sheree) Yarbrough, Kim (Justin) Hongisto; eight grandchildren, Amanda Valentine, Glenny Yarbrough, III. Megan, Micah, Luke and Logan Hongisto, Amber West, and Ashlie Garret; eleven great-grandchildren, Brook, Noah, Christopher and Jonathan Valentine, Carson and Aleah Yarbrough, Kyle, Colton, and Hannah West, twins- Logan and Morgan Garret; one sister, Darlene Lancaster; nieces, Peggy Yarbrough, Judy Lancaster, and Annette Lancaster; nephews, Johnny Lancaster, Dicky Yarbrough, and Ricky Lancaster they were close to her heart, along with many other nieces, nephews and friends that survive.

A memorial visitation will be held Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 9:00 AM until service time of 10:00 AM at Faith Cowboy Church, address: 6108 Eastern Outer Road, Desloge, MO. 63601 with Pastor Ron Rothlisberger officiating.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 4:00 PM at Hilltop in Lake Timberline, for family and friends to gather for a meal.

Arrangements are under the direction of CZ Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre.

Robert Donald McMillin of Knob Lick, passed away September 30, 2023 at his home at the age of 94. He was born November 7, 1928, in Knob Lick to the late Fred McMillin and Verna Marie (Sturgeon) McMillin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Janet McMillin; two grandsons, James Tyler Skinner and Derek DeBlase and all of his siblings.

“Tuff”, as many called him, was raised in Knob Lick and was proud to say he was one of the last of the original Knob Lick residents. He proudly served his country during WWII in the United States Air Force in Iwo Jima. After his stint in the military, he returned to his home in Knob Lick. He made a career as a truck driver for Yellow Freight Transit. After many years of driving, he retired and enjoyed farming and raising cattle. He loved life and had a real knack for telling great stories about his childhood, his beloved mother, his military days and trucking days. Tuff loved his two dogs, Buttons and Muttons.

Survivors include two daughters, Joy (Vincent, Jr.) DeBlase, Sally (Barry) Humphries, a son, Bobby (Bobbi) McMillin; step-daughters, Jolleen (Bruce) Comnick, Amy Quinton and step-son Bill (Kelly) Hay; eleven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Interment with military honors will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in November, time and date to be announced. Share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.

Otto Erich William Kurgas was born May 29, 1938 in St. Louis, Missouri the son of Bodo H. and Mildred Kurgas, and passed away on October 1, 2023 at Fredericktown at the age of 85 years.

Otto was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Melissa Kurgas.

Otto is survived by Three (3) sons Billy Kurgas, John Kurgas and Brian Kurgas, One (1) daughter Denisa Holland. Richard Kurgas. Thirteen (13) grandchildren and eight (8) great grandchildren.

Otto enjoyed St. Louis Cardinals, Word Search, puzzles and clocks.

Dolores Anita (Forshee) Penberthy, 90, of Leadwood, passed away October 2, 2023, at Southbrook Skilled Nursing Center in Farmington. She was born June 30, 1933, in Leadwood to the late Marvin and Lucille (Newcomb) Forshee. Dolores was a member of the First Baptist Church of Desloge. She loved playing the piano and organ and played for many years at the Leadwood Baptist Church. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husband, Charles “Denver” Penberthy and daughter-in-law, Kathy Penberthy.

Dolores is survived by her children Charles (Donna) Penberthy, Patricia McClure, Neal Penberthy, Melanie (David) Dillard; five grandchildren, Ryan (Renee) McClure, Melissa (Ryan) Knuckles, Brandi (Brett) Arndt, Chris (Caleb) Penberthy, Megan (Dereck) Wilson; nine great-grandchildren, Brenden, Emily, Braydee, Beckett, Ava, Beritt, Hunter, Kendall, Collins; three sisters-in-law, Ilah Jean Miller, Beverly Floyd, Rita Penberthy and one brother-in-law, Donald Penberthy also survive.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Wednesday October 4, 2023, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Visitation will resume Thursday, October 5, 2023, from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM with Dr. Bradford Laubinger officiating. Burial will follow at Big River Cemetery in Irondale. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

Patsy “Pat” June (Suit) Allen died peacefully on October 1, 2023 at the age of 94 in her home at Cedarhurst Assisted Living in Des Peres.

Pat was born in Cushing, OK on August 10, 1929 to George and Lorraine “Peggy” Suit. She grew up in Ponca City, OK where her father was a geologist for Cities Service Oil Company. After graduating from Ponca City High School in 1947, Pat attended Oklahoma A&M, where she met and fell in love with William “Bill” Allen at a sorority/fraternity mixer. They began their 65-year marriage on November 22, 1950.

Pat was with Bill as he earned his degree from Perkins School of Theology at SMU, and she committed to the life of being an itinerant pastor’s wife in the United Methodist Church in Oklahoma. In those first years, they moved every year or two as was customary then, so their 4 children were each born in different towns across Oklahoma.

In 1969, Bill accepted a job as chaplain at the State [mental] Hospital in Farmington, MO, and he and Pat settled there to raise their family. A teacher by nature and by profession, Pat spent much of her life helping children with special needs. As with all things, her patience and love for her students was immense. Pat initially taught at the State Hospital and later began a long career teaching children with behavioral challenges in the Central R-3 Schools.

Pat was a faithful member of Memorial United Methodist Church in Farmington and was active in a variety of ministries there including United Methodist Women. Throughout her life, Pat suffered some major losses, including the death of her eldest daughter, Jolinda, in 1979. But she never allowed her own suffering to cause her to lose sight of the needs of others. Answering the call to serve, Pat volunteered for several organizations over the years. She and Bill delivered Meals on Wheels twice a week well into their 80s and Pat was still volunteering at the Farmington Ministerial Alliance Thrift Store until she was 90!

Pat and Bill enjoyed life together. They attended community gatherings and their children’s sports, music, and other events – usually holding hands. Pat could be seen at every tennis tournament sitting in her lawn chair on the sidelines rooting Bill on. They loved camping and traveling together. Their adventures took them to many places throughout the US and Europe.

In 2019 Pat moved to Kirkwood to be closer to her daughter. In her short time there, she became a beloved neighbor and friend to many. She walked her dog, Misty, daily and stopped to converse with others along the way. She knew everyone’s pets and children/grandchildren. She joined Kirkwood UMC and became a fixture in worship, the JOY Sunday school class, and the “Bad Girls” Bible study group.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents, George and Peggy; her husband, Bill; and her daughter, Jolinda. She is survived by her brother, Chris (Sally) Suit, of Norman, OK; son, Bill Allen, Jr. of Columbia, MO; son, Don Allen of Oklahoma City, OK; daughter, Lorri (Steve) Coates of Kirkwood, MO; granddaughter Emily (Sydney) Coates of Chicago, IL; and granddaughter, Katie Coates of Kirkwood, MO.

A visitation will be held on Monday, October 9 from 9:30-11:00 AM followed by a memorial service at 11:00 AM at Kirkwood United Methodist Church. Another visitation will be held in Farmington on Monday, October 9 from 4:00-7:00 PM at C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home – Taylor Chapel. A graveside service and burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, October 10 at Knights of Pythias Cemetery in Farmington. Memorials in her memory may be made in her honor to: Kirkwood United Methodist Church, 201 W Adams Ave., Kirkwood, MO 63122; Memorial United Methodist Church, 425 North St., Farmington, MO 63640; or any other charity of your choice.

Raymond Joseph Tobin Jr., of Farmington, entered into eternal rest on September 28, 2023, at his home at the age of 67. He was born on October 19, 1955, in St. Louis, Missouri, to the late Raymond Joseph Tobin Sr. and Dorothy Tobin Mannion. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Lawson, and his special dog, Sasha.

Raymond is survived by his son, Raymond Joseph (Ashley) Tobin III of Ste. Genevieve, and his grandchildren, Heidi Tobin, Nathan Tobin, Savannah Tobin, Ariel Tobin, Nancy Tobin, Marvrick Tobin, and Starlene Tobin.

Raymond was a truck driver for many years.

No formal services will be held. Share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com

Joseph “Joe” G. Myers, of Farmington, entered into eternal rest on September 27, 2023, at Barnes Jewish Hospital at the age of 63. He was born on October 16, 1959, in St. Louis, Missouri, to the late Kenneth and Lelamae (Kern) Myers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Dennis Myers, and his special canine companion, aka his recliner buddy, Todd Jacob.

Joe is survived by his wife of 35 years, Judy (Mabery) Myers, his children, Jennifer (Jeff) Bowling of Farmington, Jerad (Kylie) Wofford of Farmington, and Joey Myers of Farmington, his grandchildren, Shelby Bowling, Baylor Bowling, Clairissa Wofford, and Stetson Wofford, his sister, Maryann (Mike) Compas of Spring, TX, his nieces and nephews, Kyle Compas, Emilie Compas, Vicki Dibble, and Richard Myers, along with a host of many other extended family members and special friends.

Joe was a member of the VFW Farmington Post 5896 Auxiliary and the Elks Lodge #2330 of Arcadia Valley. He enjoyed camping with Judy and the Compound Butter Campers. He also enjoyed fishing, riding his side by side, was a WWF fan, an avid collector of “things” and a QVC watcher but mostly loved attending his grandkids sporting events. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 11:00am until 1:00pm at Cozean Memorial Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 3450 Park Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104 or https://rmhcstl.com/ or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692 or https://donatenow.heart.org/stroke/. View the video tribute and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com

Don Heidbrink, of Farmington, entered into eternal rest on September 27, 2023, at Parkland Health Center at the age of 90. He was born on December 26, 1932, in Clayton, Missouri, to the late Oliver John Heidbrink and Mabel (Bunton) Heidbrink Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Ann (Black) Heidbrink, his daughter, Terry Donze, and his brother, Jimmy Heidbrink.

Don is survived by his son, Richard Heidbrink of St. Ann along many friends.

Don proudly served his country in the Korean War as a United States Navy Seabee. He retired as a supervisor from McDonnell Douglas after 40 years of employment. He was a member of New Beginnings Worship Center. Don enjoyed fishing and constructing things. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Per Don’s wishes, no formal services will be held. Share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.

Helen Wanda Lamb, of Farmington, entered into eternal rest on September 28, 2023, at her home surrounded by her loved ones at the age of 82. She was born on April 9, 1941, in Banner, Missouri, to the late Richard and Novie (Lewis) Barton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Norman Barton, Erman Barton, Mazel Woods, Mary Lou Nichols, Arland “Fritz” Barton, and Erma Catherine Barton, her father-in-law, Henry Lamb, her mother-in-law, Freda Lamb, and her sister-in-law, Joan (Lamb) Miller.

Helen is survived by her husband of 63 years, Ivan Lamb, her children, Pamela (Mitchell) Richmond of Ballwin, Karla Wilson of Hattiesburg, MS, and Scott (Tara) Lamb of Ironton, her grandchildren, Logan (Dru) Wilson, Katelynn (Eathan) Huff, Grant (Callie Farris) Wilson, Abigail Richmond, and Jackson Lamb, her great grandchildren, Blakely Huff and Ridge Huff, her siblings, June Hodge, Velma Phegley, and Harland “Sonny” (Sharon) Barton, her brother-in-law, Lloyd Lamb, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Helen was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church. She was a former longtime member of Bethel United Baptist Church where she served church secretary for several years and sang in the Bethelaires Quartet. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, and Southern gospel and traditional hymnal music but most of all she loved her kids and grandkids. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, October 1, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel. Visitation will resume on Monday, October 2, 2023, from 7:00 a.m. until time of service at 10:00 a.m. in the Cozean chapel with Pastor Roger Hogan officiating. Interment to follow at Arcadia Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 11433 Olde Cabin Road, St Louis, MO 63141 or www.alz.org/stl. View the video tribute and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.

Patsy Jane Jarrette, of Farmington, entered into eternal rest on September 28, 2023, at Parkland Health Center at the age of 92. She was born on May 6, 1931, in Farmington, Missouri, to the late William and Ruth (Hulsey) Wines. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Emmitt David Hopple, her siblings, Myron (the late Eileen) Wines, William (the late Dorothy) Wines Jr., Evelyn (the late Martin) Castle, and Raymond (the late Joyce) Wines, and her son-in-law, Donnie Wine.

Patsy is survived by her children, Sue (Joe) Pearsall of Farmington, Dianne Wine of Blacksburg, VA, Michael (Kathy) Hopple of Summerville, SC, Mary Thompson of Park Hills, and Wendy (Danny) Meis of Eleva, WI, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Patsy was a member of Abundant Life Family Church of Farmington. She enjoyed quilting, puzzles, and was a talented cake decorator. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2023, from 8:00am until time of service at 10:00am at Cozean Memorial Chapel officiated by Pastor Rick Hensley. Interment to follow at Fairview Methodist Church Cemetery in Grubville. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or https://www.stjude.org. View the video tribute and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.

Don Heidbrink, of Farmington, entered into eternal rest on September 27, 2023, at Parkland Health Center at the age of 90. He was born on December 26, 1932, in Clayton, Missouri, to the late Oliver John Heidbrink and Mabel (Bunton) Heidbrink Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Ann (Black) Heidbrink, his daughter, Terry Donze, and his brother, Jimmy Heidbrink.

Don is survived by his son, Richard Heidbrink of St. Ann along many friends.

Don proudly served his country in the Korean War as a United States Navy Seabee. He retired as a supervisor from McDonnell Douglas after 40 years of employment. He was a member of New Beginnings Worship Center. Don enjoyed fishing and constructing things. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Per Don’s wishes, no formal services will be held. Share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.

Gary Ralph Conley of Farmington, Missouri was called home to be with his Savior on September 24th, 2023.

Gary was born on December 22, 1944 to Arnold and Helen Conley (Morris) in Allegan, Michigan and spent his childhood in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Gary is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Linda Sue Conley (Walker), two Children Linda (John) Couch and Peter Conley, three grandchildren Darby Batey, Steven Batey and Jordan Couch and two great granddaughters.

Gary began a long and fulfilling teaching career in 1968 after attending Ferris University in Michigan and graduating from Arkansas University in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He taught high school science in Wyoming, Missouri, Illinois and Arkansas.

Gary and his wife were members of the Blytheville Baptist church in Arkansas for many years.

Gary enjoyed Cardinals baseball, golf, traveling, using computers, and listening to his favorite music. He had a quick wit and liked to make people laugh.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Autism Speaks.

A memorial service will be held at a later date

September 22, 2023 witnessed the passing of Reba Mell, a tiny dynamo of a woman whose never-ending energy and fighting spirit remained to the very last. Reba passed peacefully at her home where she was most happy, surrounded by her many family members who loved her.

Reba Lois (née Allen) Mell was born October 17, 1934 in St. Louis, Missouri to parents Marvin Henry Allen and Clara Jane (née Gregory) Allen. Third in a family of four children, she grew up on her family’s farm near Farmington, Missouri in a little community called Avon - a region she loved dearly and forever referred to as “down home in the country”. Reba was very close to her parents and siblings. She always looked up to her big brother, Gene. She was very close to her beloved sister, Beverly – they were not only sisters but dearest friends, too. They spent many hours ‘crafting’ together as they were both very creative and talented. Reba also enjoyed spending time ‘spoiling’ her youngest brother Kenny, who was 14 years younger than her. She continued her nurturing and love for him throughout her life.

On September 15, 1951, Reba married her lifetime sweetheart, Robert Lynn Mell. They spent 68 years of life together, with his passing on the very day of their 68th anniversary.

Bobby and Reba proudly raised a family of four boys together. Reba was tiny in stature - her boys towered over her as they grew to adulthood. But, her strength and feisty nature gave her the upper hand and always kept them on their toes.

In the early years after their marriage, Bobby and Reba built the beginnings of a home – which became their forever home - in an area of beautiful rolling hills south of Farmington. Their home started as a modest garage that sheltered them and their small boys for several years before the main home was built. Eventually, the home was remodeled and expanded into a lovely, sprawling ranch house where Bobby and Reba continued to raise their family and lived for the remainder of their long and fruitful lives.

For a number of years, the home’s original garage also served as an address for Reba’s “beauty shop”. In the era of the 1960’s beehive hairdo, Reba became a licensed beautician, and her beauty shop became a regular meeting place for her many hair clients who stopped in to pamper themselves with Reba’s hairdressing talents. Her husband, boys, and some of her grandchildren all received haircuts from time to time as well.

Reba’s husband was a bricklayer, beginning the trade as a hod carrier. It wasn’t long before he mastered the art of bricklaying and started his own successful bricklaying business, Mell Masonry Company. Reba was his constant helpmate in the company, doing the bookwork, the purchasing, and running countless errands for materials and supplies.

After her youngest son went to school, Reba closed her beauty shop and took on a new challenge. While juggling the challenges of running a home, raising a family, and helping with the masonry business, she began a new career of her own. She took a job in the offices of Cooper Oil Company, in Farmington, Missouri. Over the years, she self-taught herself how to use computers, and she became a very well-respected key employee of the entire corporation. Again, her feisty nature shined through – she held little patience for computer illiteracy – telling people that using the computers was just “so easy!”

Reba might have been small in stature but was one of the strongest of women – in spirit, mind, and body. Her energy seemed endless. She would often start her day at sunrise and not stop until sunset. She was an amazing cook, accomplished seamstress, and loved to decorate, especially for Christmas. Her grandchildren’s eyes would light up when they entered her home at Christmastime. It was like walking into a Winter Wonderland. She always had an abundance of lights, animated Christmas characters and scenery, and of course, personalized stockings for each grandchild. Most of all, the love she put in every detail will be remembered by all.

Reba was a lifelong, active, and supportive member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Farmington. She was also supportive of St. Paul Lutheran School where her husband, their children, and many grandchildren all attended.

Notably, Reba also took up the game of golf when she was in her thirties. It was a sport and hobby that continued throughout her life. She played golf regularly with her husband, her girlfriends, and (after they grew old enough) her family as well. She told stories of strapping her youngest son onto the golf cart seat and taking him along on her golfing outings. Reba took great pleasure in the many social events, weekend tournaments, and trips that revolved around hitting that little white ball around. She eventually traveled to Jamaica and other far-away places, and the golf courses she played while on vacation were always a topic of the stories she would recount from her travels. Reba’s golfing friends remember her energy and competitive spirit – she could hit the golf ball a very, very long way, even well into her ninth decade of life. Her friends also remember her excellent cooking – her golf cart usually held a cooler of food – fried chicken and other treats were always on hand and she shared generously. She made the biggest coconut cream pies imaginable, and golfers from out of town would request her to bake for them whenever they came to Farmington.

Reba L. Mell is survived by her sons Mike (and Sharon) Mell of Fredericktown, Terry (and Sandy) Mell of Farmington, Greg (and Caren) Mell of Farmington, and Dennis (and Ellen) Mell of St. Louis. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren. Survivors additionally include her brother Kenny Allen of Farmington and some very special nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Marvin and Clara Allen, her brother Gene Allen, her sister Beverly McGuire, and their spouses.

Reba will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She leaves a space in our hearts that cannot be filled. The world will be a little less exciting, and whole lot less colorful, without her.

Visitation will be held Monday, September 25, 2023 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel. Visitation will resume Tuesday morning from 7 to 9 a.m. in the funeral home. Funeral services will follow at St. Paul Lutheran Church beginning at 10 a.m. with Pastor Stephen Constien officiating. Interment will be held immediately after the services at Pleasant Hill Baptist Cemetery. Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church Building Fund in care of the funeral home. View the video tribute and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.

Doris E. (Clayborne) Denison, 92, of Farmington, MO, was called home by her Savior on Friday, September 22, 2023. She was born in Esther, MO, on January 9, 1931, to William and Beatrice (Weible) Clayborne.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 62 years, Markus Denison, her daughter, Glenda Skiles, sons-in-law, Robert Skiles and Michael Wilcox, her great granddaughter, Sara Skiles, as well as her two sisters, Betty Smith, and Faye Telle, and five half-sisters, Susie Dotson, Wilma Black, Nina Kennon, Mary Kennon, and Virginia Johnson.

She is survived by her brother, Robert (Judy) Clayborne, son, Kenneth (Janet) Denison, three daughters, Bonnie Wilcox, Diana (Dennis) Westover, and Deborah (Jay) Jennings, as well as 15 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, 12 great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Doris enjoyed her family of faith at the Church of the Open Bible and expressed her love for Christ by constantly helping others. She will be remembered for her selflessness and always putting others first. Volunteering at “Dress to Impress” was her most recent way of doing that. Her home was always the gathering place for family and friends. She spent her happiest hours swinging on her front porch, enjoying her family crowded around her. She also loved visiting the families of the Mennonite community. Over the years, Doris cared for many children in her home and considered each of them part of her family.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, from 9:30am until time of service at 11:00am at Cozean Memorial Chapel officiated by Pastor Donna Cooper. Interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that any donations be made to the Church of the Open Bible, 201 South Henry Street, Farmington, MO 63640, Help the Hungry, c/o Becky Panchot, 4055 Westover Road, Bonne Terre, MO 63628, or Hope 4 Autism, c/o Dress to Impress, 117 East Columbia Street, Farmington, MO 63640. Share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.

Wendell “Pete” Byrd, age 81, of Bonne Terre, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2023, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Pete was born on Friday, January 9, 1942, in Cantwell to the late Homer and Rosemary (Thomere) Byrd. He was also preceded in death by his son, David Abney and a sister Brenda Rose Harrison.

Pete served his country in the United States Air Force. He enjoyed watching dirt racing and all sporting events. He also enjoyed being able to go fishing when he was able. He was of Baptist faith.

Pete is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Brenda (Betke) Byrd; children, Tammy Sparks and husband Donald, Sherry Abney (Leean Couch), Scott Byrd and wife Debbie; five grandchildren, Casandra Sparks, Paden Sparks, Amanda Byrd-Perry and husband Chance, Sara Byrd and Avery Abney; two great-grandchildren, Emerson Welch and Harley Jo Goggin along with other family and friends.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre on Thursday, September 28, 2023, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Visitation will resume on Friday, September 29, 2023, at the funeral home from 9:00 AM until service time of 11:00 AM. Burial to follow at Bonne Terre Cemetery in Bonne Terre. Memorials can be made in Pete’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Robert "Bobby" Ayres, 61 of Potosi passed away Thursday, September 21, 2023.

He is survived by, Daughter, Heather Moody, Son, Rocky, LaChance, Sisters, Tammy Wittman, Bonnie Hedrick and husband Jess, Bridgette Helm, Brother, Charles Ayres, Jr., Aunt and Uncle, Sally and Ronnie Skiles

A complete obituary will be posted soon.

Doris E. (Clayborne) Denison, 92, of Farmington, MO, was called home by her Savior on Friday, September 22, 2023. She was born in Esther, MO, on January 9, 1931, to William and Beatrice (Weible) Clayborne.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 62 years, Markus Denison, her daughter, Glenda Skiles, sons-in-law, Robert Skiles and Michael Wilcox, her great granddaughter, Sara Skiles, as well as her two sisters, Betty Smith, and Faye Telle, and five half-sisters, Susie Dotson, Wilma Black, Nina Kennon, Mary Kennon, and Virginia Johnson.

She is survived by her brother, Robert (Judy) Clayborne, son, Kenneth (Janet) Denison, three daughters, Bonnie Wilcox, Diana (Dennis) Westover, and Deborah (Jay) Jennings, as well as 15 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, 12 great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Doris enjoyed her family of faith at the Church of the Open Bible and expressed her love for Christ by constantly helping others. She will be remembered for her selflessness and always putting others first. Volunteering at “Dress to Impress” was her most recent way of doing that. Her home was always the gathering place for family and friends. She spent her happiest hours swinging on her front porch, enjoying her family crowded around her. She also loved visiting the families of the Mennonite community. Over the years, Doris cared for many children in her home and considered each of them part of her family.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, from 9:30am until time of service at 11:00am at Cozean Memorial Chapel officiated by Pastor Donna Cooper. Interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that any donations be made to the Church of the Open Bible, 201 South Henry Street, Farmington, MO 63640, Help the Hungry, c/o Becky Panchot, 4055 Westover Road, Bonne Terre, MO 63628, or Hope 4 Autism, c/o Dress to Impress, 117 East Columbia Street, Farmington, MO 63640. Share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.

Jazmine (Woods) Apple of Farmington, Missouri was born on April 13, 1988, in Los Angeles, California to Myriam Bergantin and the late Dwayne Woods. Jazmine had been living in Missouri for about 3 years, she had previously lived in Casa Grande, Arizona.

Although Jazmine was not a member of any church in the area her Christian faith was steadfast, and her heart was always with Jesus. Her heart was too big for this world to contain, and she smiled sunshine into the lives of those around her, so that we all would not stumble in the dark without her. She always had more she wanted to do, places she wanted to explore, and to create, games to play, songs to sing and dance to. There was no person or creature she hesitated to help and hold and love. She was easily the best part of all of us who loved her on this earth and continue to love her light that shines from Heaven.

Survived by: Husband: James Apple, Mother: Myriam Bergantin, 2nd Mother: Alejandra Dean, 2nd Father: Waldron Dean, Stepfather: Brian Cooper, Grandmothers: Maria Bergantin, Debra Woods, and Frieda Blagg. Nephews: Griffin Bond and Brayden Jewell, Leo Rea and Lando Rea, Nieces: Shelby Laminger, Megan Waters, Gwynevere Bond, Gabriella Bond, and Cora Rea, Brothers: Robin Woods and Nicholas Cooper, Sisters Desiree Dean and Tiffany Rea, Sister in Laws: Diedre Bond and Brandy Apple, Cousin: Andrew Conte, More friends, family and loved ones than could have ever been numbered here.

Memorial Service will be held on October 11, 2023, Visitation for immediate family from10:30 A.M. until service at 11:30 A.M.

Visitation, celebration of life and meal will be from 12:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. at the Lincoln Street Event Center, 112 N. Lincoln Street, Desloge, Missouri 63601

In lieu of flowers or cards James has decided to donate a Memorial Tree at the Missouri Botanical Gardens where James and Jazmine became engaged. Please consider donating to the commemorative Tree Fund in memory of Jazmine (Woods) Apple.

To contribute click on the Tribute Gifts link at the top of the page, as ONLY those gifts will go toward Jazmine's Memory Commemorative Tree Fund.

Thank you for your Love and Kindness.

https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/donate/commemorative-giving

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Coplin Funeral Home of Park Hills, Missouri.

Clifford Allan Tripp was born March 7, 1960 at Farmington, Missouri the son of Sam and Loretta (Darnell) Tripp and passed away on September 22, 2023 at Fredericktown at the age of 63 years.

Clifford was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers Darrell Tripp, Harry Tripp and Gerald Tripp.

Clifford is survived by his children Jared Samuel Tripp of Park Ridge, IL, Whitney Nicole Tripp of Fredericktown, and Cody Allan Tripp of Fredericktown. Grandchildren Lane Means, Rylee Means, Brodie Means and Saylor Bingaman all of Fredericktown. Siblings Carolyn Miller, Marilyn Jo Tesson, Roger Tripp all of Fredericktown, Thomas Tripp of Bismarck, Mo and Rebecca Susan Watkins of Fredericktown. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Clifford enjoyed being with family and friends, classic car restoration, drag racing, St. Louis Cardinals, Blues Hockey and Kansas City Chiefs Football.

September 22, 2023 witnessed the passing of Reba Mell, a tiny dynamo of a woman whose never-ending energy and fighting spirit remained to the very last. Reba passed peacefully at her home where she was most happy, surrounded by her many family members who loved her.

Reba Lois (née Allen) Mell was born October 17, 1934 in St. Louis, Missouri to parents Marvin Henry Allen and Clara Jane (née Gregory) Allen. Third in a family of four children, she grew up on her family’s farm near Farmington, Missouri in a little community called Avon - a region she loved dearly and forever referred to as “down home in the country”. Reba was very close to her parents and siblings. She always looked up to her big brother, Gene. She was very close to her beloved sister, Beverly – they were not only sisters but dearest friends, too. They spent many hours ‘crafting’ together as they were both very creative and talented. Reba also enjoyed spending time ‘spoiling’ her youngest brother Kenny, who was 14 years younger than her. She continued her nurturing and love for him throughout her life.

On September 15, 1951, Reba married her lifetime sweetheart, Robert Lynn Mell. They spent 68 years of life together, with his passing on the very day of their 68th anniversary.

Bobby and Reba proudly raised a family of four boys together. Reba was tiny in stature - her boys towered over her as they grew to adulthood. But, her strength and feisty nature gave her the upper hand and always kept them on their toes.

In the early years after their marriage, Bobby and Reba built the beginnings of a home – which became their forever home - in an area of beautiful rolling hills south of Farmington. Their home started as a modest garage that sheltered them and their small boys for several years before the main home was built. Eventually, the home was remodeled and expanded into a lovely, sprawling ranch house where Bobby and Reba continued to raise their family and lived for the remainder of their long and fruitful lives.

For a number of years, the home’s original garage also served as an address for Reba’s “beauty shop”. In the era of the 1960’s beehive hairdo, Reba became a licensed beautician, and her beauty shop became a regular meeting place for her many hair clients who stopped in to pamper themselves with Reba’s hairdressing talents. Her husband, boys, and some of her grandchildren all received haircuts from time to time as well.

Reba’s husband was a bricklayer, beginning the trade as a hod carrier. It wasn’t long before he mastered the art of bricklaying and started his own successful bricklaying business, Mell Masonry Company. Reba was his constant helpmate in the company, doing the bookwork, the purchasing, and running countless errands for materials and supplies.

After her youngest son went to school, Reba closed her beauty shop and took on a new challenge. While juggling the challenges of running a home, raising a family, and helping with the masonry business, she began a new career of her own. She took a job in the offices of Cooper Oil Company, in Farmington, Missouri. Over the years, she self-taught herself how to use computers, and she became a very well-respected key employee of the entire corporation. Again, her feisty nature shined through – she held little patience for computer illiteracy – telling people that using the computers was just “so easy!”

Reba might have been small in stature but was one of the strongest of women – in spirit, mind, and body. Her energy seemed endless. She would often start her day at sunrise and not stop until sunset. She was an amazing cook, accomplished seamstress, and loved to decorate, especially for Christmas. Her grandchildren’s eyes would light up when they entered her home at Christmastime. It was like walking into a Winter Wonderland. She always had an abundance of lights, animated Christmas characters and scenery, and of course, personalized stockings for each grandchild. Most of all, the love she put in every detail will be remembered by all.

Reba was a lifelong, active, and supportive member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Farmington. She was also supportive of St. Paul Lutheran School where her husband, their children, and many grandchildren all attended.

Notably, Reba also took up the game of golf when she was in her thirties. It was a sport and hobby that continued throughout her life. She played golf regularly with her husband, her girlfriends, and (after they grew old enough) her family as well. She told stories of strapping her youngest son onto the golf cart seat and taking him along on her golfing outings. Reba took great pleasure in the many social events, weekend tournaments, and trips that revolved around hitting that little white ball around. She eventually traveled to Jamaica and other far-away places, and the golf courses she played while on vacation were always a topic of the stories she would recount from her travels. Reba’s golfing friends remember her energy and competitive spirit – she could hit the golf ball a very, very long way, even well into her ninth decade of life. Her friends also remember her excellent cooking – her golf cart usually held a cooler of food – fried chicken and other treats were always on hand and she shared generously. She made the biggest coconut cream pies imaginable, and golfers from out of town would request her to bake for them whenever they came to Farmington.

Reba L. Mell is survived by her sons Mike (and Sharon) Mell of Fredericktown, Terry (and Sandy) Mell of Farmington, Greg (and Caren) Mell of Farmington, and Dennis (and Ellen) Mell of St. Louis. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren. Survivors additionally include her brother Kenny Allen of Farmington and some very special nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Marvin and Clara Allen, her brother Gene Allen, her sister Beverly McGuire, and their spouses.

Reba will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She leaves a space in our hearts that cannot be filled. The world will be a little less exciting, and whole lot less colorful, without her.

Visitation will be held Monday, September 25, 2023 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel. Visitation will resume Tuesday morning from 7 to 9 a.m. in the funeral home. Funeral services will follow at St. Paul Lutheran Church beginning at 10 a.m. with Pastor Stephen Constien officiating. Interment will be held immediately after the services at Pleasant Hill Baptist Cemetery. Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church Building Fund in care of the funeral home. View the video tribute and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.

James D. Baldwin, age 79, of Ironton, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at Cedarhurst Assisted Living in Farmington. He was born on Monday, January 17, 1944, in Ironton, Missouri, to the late James Richard and Maudra (Smith) Baldwin. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, John Baldwin; and sister Sue Clark.

Jim was a member of the Arcadia Valley Methodist Church and was a long-time member of Arcadia Elks Lodge Post #2330. He owned and operated Baldwin Hardware Store in Ironton until his retirement. He enjoyed drag racing and corvettes, but most importantly, was his love for his daughter and grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving daughter, Kristie Camp and husband, Greg; two grandchildren, Cameron and Maci Lunsford; niece Robin Ridlon and nephew Rick Baldwin. Jim will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A memorial service will be held Friday, October 6, 2023, at Arcadia Valley United Methodist Church from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM., with Pastor Barron Willer officiating. In Jim’s memory, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Desloge.

George Michael “Mike” Williams, Sr. 73, of Farmington, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2023. He was born Sunday, May 14, 1950, in Bonne Terre, to the late Thomas J. and Nellie R. (Center) Williams. Mike proudly served his country in the United States Army and served time in Vietnam. He was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Farmington. Mike enjoyed reading and learning about history, also by participating in civil war re-enactments, he was an avid baseball fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Yankees, his love for his family was most important to him as well as for his German Shepherd Lily.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother John Center.

Mike is survived by his loving wife Stephanie (Pierce) Williams of 53 years; two children, Julie Irvin and husband Brian and George “Michael” Williams and wife Beth; six grandchildren, Connor and wife Ashley, Elijah, Emma, Maya, Abraham, and Henry; siblings, Delores (Steve) Asiedu and Thomas (Kelly) Williams, Jr.; sister in-law, Alicia Pierce. Mike will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Wednesday, September 27, 2023, from 10:00 AM until service time of 12:00 PM. with Pastor Roger Hogan officiating, Burial with full military honors will follow at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery in St. Louis. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tunnel to Towers or Wounded Warriors.

Wendell “Pete” Byrd, age 81, of Bonne Terre, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2023, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Pete was born on Friday, January 9, 1942, in Cantwell to the late Homer and Rosemary (Thomere) Byrd. He was also preceded in death by his son, David Abney and a sister Brenda Rose Harrison.

Pete served his country in the United States Air Force. He enjoyed watching dirt racing and all sporting events. He also enjoyed being able to go fishing when he was able. He was of Baptist faith.

Pete is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Brenda (Betke) Byrd; children, Tammy Sparks and husband Donald, Sherry Abney (Leean Couch), Scott Byrd and wife Debbie; five grandchildren, Casandra Sparks, Paden Sparks, Amanda Byrd-Perry and husband Chance, Sara Byrd and Avery Abney; two great-grandchildren, Emerson Welch and Harley Jo Goggin along with other family and friends.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre on Thursday, September 28, 2023, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Visitation will resume on Friday, September 29, 2023, at the funeral home from 9:00 AM until service time of 11:00 AM. Burial to follow at Bonne Terre Cemetery in Bonne Terre. Memorials can be made in Pete’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Clifford Allan Tripp was born March 7, 1960 at Farmington, Missouri the son of Sam and Loretta (Darnell) Tripp and passed away on September 22, 2023 at Fredericktown at the age of 63 years.

Clifford was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers Darrell Tripp, Harry Tripp and Gerald Tripp.

Clifford is survived by his children Jared Samuel Tripp of Park Ridge, IL, Whitney Nicole Tripp of Fredericktown, and Cody Allan Tripp of Fredericktown. Grandchildren Lane Means, Rylee Means, Brodie Means and Saylor Bingaman all of Fredericktown. Siblings Carolyn Miller, Marilyn Jo Tesson, Roger Tripp all of Fredericktown, Thomas Tripp of Bismarck, Mo and Rebecca Susan Watkins of Fredericktown. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Clifford enjoyed being with family and friends, classic car restoration, drag racing, St. Louis Cardinals, Blues Hockey and Kansas City Chiefs Football.

William “Bill” Meyers, passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 in Rogers, Arkansas. He was born on Wednesday, October 19, 1960 in Bonne Terre, Missouri to the late William M. and Cora V. (Snyder) Meyers.

He worked at Walmart for many years in multiple roles with the last being in Global Profit. He loved collecting Johnny West action figures, playing and listening to music, traveling with his wife and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Bill graduated from John Brown University with an MBA.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy (Whitter) Meyers; son, William C. Meyers (Necole); daughters, Lauren and Sarah Meyers; brother, John (Ellen Hall) Meyers; grandchildren, William, Charlotte, and Grant; and cousins, Randy Snyder and Dennis Lee Meyers.

A Celebration of Life will be on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023 at 2:00 PM in Callison-Lough Funeral Home Chapel in Bentonville, Arkansas. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 25, 2023, at C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre from 11:00 AM until service time of 1:00 PM with Pastor Dave Wiant officiating. Burial to follow at Marvin Chapel Cemetery.

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Kevin Dewayne Lundstrom, 69, of Farmington passed away September 19, 2023 at Camelot Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born February 2, 1954 in St. Louis, MO to the late Joseph and Arnetta (Chamberlain) Lundstrom. Kevin cared deeply for his family. He was always checking in and kept the family together. He never met a stranger and enjoyed sharing his opinion and sense of humor with anyone that would listen.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Ronald Lundstrom.

Kevin is survived by two children, Brent Lundstrom and Andrea Arias and husband Jeff; four grandchildren; two brothers, Jeff McDaniel and Doug McDaniel.

Visitation will be held Friday, September 22, 2023 from 2:00 PM until the time of service at 3:30 PM at the C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home – Taylor Chapel in Farmington with Rev. Alan Berry officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Faith Foundation Children’s Home in Fredericktown, MO.

Vera Louise Kessels, 81, of Cherryville Missouri passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2023. 

Visitation will be held 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 23, 2023 at Britton- Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville Missouri. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, September 23, 2023 at Britton- Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville Missouri.

She was loved by her husband, Leroy Kessels, Sons: Eric (Julie) Kessels of O'Fallon, MO, and Wade Kessels of Cherryville, MO. Daughter: Stephanie Schwartz of St. Louis, Brothers: Shawn (Connie) Ross of Forest, MS, and David (Kathy) Ross of Union, MO, Sister: Mildren Autrey of Dexter, Mo, 6 Grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends. 

Interment: Cherryville Baptist Cemetery, Cherryville, Mo

Arrangements: Britton- Bennett Funeral Home, Steelville, MO


Carol Jane King, 75, of Farmington passed away September 18, 2023 at Parkland Health Center in Farmington. She was born January 2, 1948 in Farmington, MO to the late James Russell and Rosetta E. (Beck) King. Carol loved country music, dancing, coloring, flowers and looking at Christmas lights. She also loved animals and especially horses.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Sherry Ann Sales; one brother, Jim King; three brothers-in-law, Lindell Kennon, Byron Richardson and J.B. Lewellen.

Carol is survived by seven siblings, Rose Marie Kennon, Helen Richardson, Dolores Lewellen, Barbara Shelton and husband William, Cathy Thompson and husband Alan, John King and wife Susan, Elaine Easter and husband David; brother-in-law, Tom Sales; sister-in-law, Tammy King. Many nieces, nephews and friends also survive.

Visitation will be held Friday, September 22, 2023 from 9:30 AM until the time of service at 11:30 AM at the C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home – Taylor Chapel in Farmington. Interment will follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the Autism Partnership Foundation or BJC Hospice.

June "Lynn" Crites, of Farmington, entered into eternal rest on September 19, 2023, at her home surrounded by her loving family at the age of 75. A full obituary will be posted soon.

Merle Shrum, 87, of Bonne Terre passed away Monday, September 18, 2023, at Parkland Health Center in Bonne Terre. Merle was born Friday, September 18, 1936, in Bonne Terre, to the late Arthur Spellmeyer and Frances Evelyn (Lanham) Spellmeyer-Patton

Merle was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Bonne Terre where she loved playing the piano, singing in the choir, baking, and helping with any church events. Merle was very involved in her community, where she volunteered with a service time of over 3 decades at Helping Hand in Bonne Terre. In her younger years she enjoyed dressing up, wearing jewelry, competing in beauty pageants and was a runner up in the Miss Missouri Pageant in the 1950s.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Donald Shrum; son, Michael Shrum; brothers, Art, and Don Spellmeyer

Merle is survived by her loving daughter-in-law, LaDonna Shrum; grandchildren, Lindsay (Corey Carriker) Shrum, Derek (Jessica) Shrum, Dylan Shrum and Lauren Shrum; great-grandchildren, CJ, Charlee, Camdyn, Chloe, Carriker and Thomas Shrum. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her, including her church family.

Visitation will be held Friday, September 22, 2023, from 10:00 AM until service time of 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church of Bonne Terre with Pastor Alan David officiating. Interment will follow at 2:00 PM at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, 10180 Gravois Rd. Affton, MO 63123. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Merle’s memory to the First Baptist Church in Bonne Terre.

Peggy Jean (Burns) Mitchell, 90 of Park Hills, passed away on Sept. 16, 2023, at Farmington Presbyterian Manor. Peggy was born Oct. 27, 1932, to the late Hugh and Ida (Lane) Burns of Flat River.

Peggy (Aunt Peg) was an avid Cardinals fan, football fan, longtime member of the Esther United Methodist Church, Mineral Area Elks, and Farmington VFW Auxiliary. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend to everyone she met.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Herbert “Peck” Mitchell; brothers, Bert Burns and Donald Burns; sister, Doris Welch.

Peggy is survived by her son, Randy Mitchell, and wife Lana; granddaughter, Brandee and husband Brian Maddox; grandson, Derek Mitchell; great-granddaughters, Kloey and Riley Kelley, Evelynn Maddox; loving sister in-law, Mary Ann Burns; special nephew; Reggie Burns; special nieces, Suzan Gilliam and Michelle Manion, along with many dear nieces, nephews and friends. A special thanks to all her new friends and the caring employees she met at Presbyterian Manor for their love and support.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Caldwell Chapel, Saturday, September 23, 2023, from 9:30 AM until the time of service at 1:00 PM. Interment will follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens in Farmington. Reverend Alan Harp will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for final expenses.

Kenny Bone, 84 of Old Mines passed away Saturday, September 16, 2023.

He is survived by children Kraig Bone and Elizabeth Thompson, Kimberlie Barnfield and husband Linus, Tina Owen and husband Bob, Kelly Sullivan and husband Kevin, Timothy Bone and wife Lori.  Sisters Nancy Politte, Janet Govero and husband Lawrence, Elaine "Laney" Portell and husband Bill, Trish Boyer and husband Donnie, Peg Portell and husband Kenny, Ginny Bone.  Brothers Tom Bone and wife Wanda, Paul Bone and wife Brenda, Joe Bone and wife Joanne. 7 Grandchildren and Special Caregivers Kathy Politte, Cheryl Jordan, Michele Boyer.

David Fred Miller, age 65, of Fredericktown, Missouri passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2023, at the Parkland Health Center in Farmington, Missouri. He was born on December 22, 1957, in Germany to Fred Fielding and Virginia Helen (Johnson) Miller.

He is survived by one brother – John Miller; three sisters – Ruth Halpin, Toni Brady and Janice Miller and several nieces, nephews and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

David had worked at Gilster-Mary Lee in Perryville, Missouri; he enjoyed fishing, playing pool and spending time with his family.

A memorial service may be at a late date.

Billy “Papi” Chamberlain, 62, of Farmington passed away August 22, 2023, at his residence. He was born December 22, 1960, in Boston, Massachusetts to the late William Henry Chamberlain II and Theresa J. (Adams) Chamberlain. Billy was a member of New Heights Church. He thought of others first and was very attentive to other people. He was a carpenter and tried to be a good mentor to his children, friends, neighbors, and was the proudest grandpa ever. Billy was a big Boston sports fan, Go Bruins!

Billy was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his children; William Henry Chamberlain, IV (A.J.), Matthew Gordon Chamberlain (Spenser), Gordon Rhodes Chamberlain (Sydney); granddaughter, Juniper Elleanora Beatriz Chamberlain; sister, Cheryl Chamberlain (Brenda Bollivar); cousin, Richard Bowen; many friends and other relatives.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home – Taylor Chapel in Farmington.

Janet Marie (Mouser) Counts, age 81, of Bonne Terre, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2023, at Mercy Jefferson in Festus. Janet was born on Monday, June 8, 1942, in Bonne Terre to the late Leon and Dorothy (Sumpter) Mouser.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul Rosener.

Janet was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bonne Terre. She enjoyed listening to country music especially Elvis and Conway Twitty. Janet was most proud of her grandsons Levi and Lucas and loved spending time with her family and her grand-dog Tiffany.

She is survived by her loving husband, Gary Counts; beloved children, Jeff Rosener, Cindy Spray and husband David; grandsons, Levi and Lucas Spray along with several cousins, family and friends.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bonne Terre on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at 10:00 AM with Father John Schneider officiating. Burial to follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Bonne Terre. Memorials can be made in Janet’s memory to St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Lilbourn Dennis “Tiny” Settle was born June 14, 1939 at Marquand, Missouri, the son of Floyd E. and Ruby J. (Henson) Settle and passed away on September 4, 2023 in Mercy Jefferson Hospital in Festus, Missouri at the age of 84 years.

Lilbourn was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Cletus S,ettle and Dale L. Settle.

He is survived by his wife Irene D. (Pratte) Settle whom he married on June 16, 1961 at Esther, Missouri, a daughter Deborah Joy Settle of Fredericktown. Four (4) brothers Larry (Sue) Settle of Fredericktown, Gary (Sue) Settle of Arnold, Missouri, Keith (Sharon) Settle of Fredericktown and Terry (Toni) Settle of Longview, Texas. Two (2) sisters Sandra Hicks of Fredericktown, and Theresa (Michael) Barnett of St. Louis, Missouri.

Lilbourn was member of second Baptist Church.

He enjoyed auctions, craft shows, his dogs Speedy Bump, Zippy, Petey, the boys and cats Gray-Gray & Stormy.

Christopher Brandon Hayward, 17, of Park Hills, Mo. passed away August 31, 2023. He was born September 1, 2005

Preceded in death by his mother, Candie 'Countryman' Hayward.

He is survived by his father, Michael Hayward and his step-mother Samantha Hayward,

Siblings, Benjamin Hayward and wife Marissa; Duane Hayward; Joshua Hayward, Taylor Ogden; Jaxson Ogden; Gavyn Ogden and Chloe Craig,

Grandmothers, Kathie Frickle and Carol Hayward, other relatives and friends also survive.

Christopher was a Senior at Central High School, Member of the weight lifting team and had many friends and classmates at Central High School.

Memorial Visitation Thursday September 7, 2023 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Horton-Wampler Funeral Home in Park Hills, Mo.

Ronald Eugene Richardson, of Lake Timberline, passed away at his residence on Thursday, August 31, 2023 at the age of 68. He was born Thursday, December, 30,1954 in Farmington, to the late Milfrod E. and Evelyn R. (Crabtree) Richardson.

Ron enjoyed building model cars, watching movies, and working on small engines.

Ron is survived by his son; Patrick Richardson and stepson, Bobby J. Kane; three sisters, Carla, Patty, and Paula; two brothers; Bruce and Delbert. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Ron will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Celebration of life will be held on Friday, September 8, 2023, from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. at C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. .

Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre, Missouri.

Henry “Hank” James Thilking, Jr. of Ste. Genevieve passed on to his Heavenly home on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at John Cochran VA Hospital in St. Louis at the age of 75. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri on October 5, 1947, to the late Henry James Thilking, Sr. and Violet (Beckline) Hatfield. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, John Helm; a brother-in-law, Ronnie Gibson and a nephew, Fred Thilking.

“Hank” grew up in the New Offenburg area in rural Ste. Genevieve County. He graduated from Ste. Genevieve High School and went on to Rankin Technical School where he received certification as a mechanic. In 1968, Hank enlisted in the U. S. Navy where he proudly served his country as a Seabee stationed in the Bahamas. He spent most of his life as a mechanic and had a reputation as an accomplished mechanic who many sought advice from. He was an avid MOPAR “Dodge” enthusiast and builder of racing engines. He mostly loved family get-togethers and having lots of kids around him all the time. He was a faithful member of Genevieve Baptist Church and read his Bible faithfully. Hank was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans.

Survivors include the love of his life, Kathy (Kennedy) Thilking, his wife of 41 years; his children, Dana (Bruce) Keever, Sheila (Jesse) Killian, Shannon Alifonso, Chris (Desiree) Stamm, Renae (Eric) Wehmeier, and Tricia (J.D.) Thilking; a brother Wayne (Frannie) Thilking; a sister, Elaine Gibson; special nephew, Ronnie “Skeeze” Gibson; and several beloved grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces and nephews, all of whom loved Hank.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel. Visitation will resume Thursday morning beginning at 7 a.m. until the time of the Funeral at 11 a.m. in the Cozean Chapel with Rev. Fred Killian officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Genevieve Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorials, if desired, may be made to Disabled American Veterans. View the tribute video and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.

Joe Tatham, 66, of Park Hills, passed away September 10, 2023, at his home surrounded by family. He was born September 19, 1956, in St. Louis, to the late Cecil and Agnes (Vitale) Tatham. Joe was of Catholic faith and was a member of Steelworkers Local 39, out of St. Louis. He enjoyed baseball, football, blues and Motown music. Joe was a former stage decorator, where he set up concert venues.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Bob Tatham, Linda Guinn, Darlene Tippett; and special friend, Patricia Maher.

Joe is survived by his spouse, Gennese (Meshell) Tatham; daughters, Dena Duncan and husband Jimmy, Monica Gant and husband Keith, Danyel Tatham, Ashley Maher and fiancé Andrew White; grandchildren, Tristan Duncan, Alexus Johnson, Abby Reed, Cody Duncan, Ty Gant and Haley Duncan; great-grandchildren, Nathan, Maizie, Colt, Meko, Beau, one on the way; and best-friend, Al Ganaway.

Joe’s wishes were to be cremated and no services to be held. Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge.


Thelma Jo (Myers) Sitzes was born on April 1, 1934, at Buckhorn, Missouri, the daughter of Roscoe and Grace Myers, and passed away on September 11, 2023, at the age of 89 years.

Thelma Jo was preceded in death by her parents, her husband J.F. Sitzes, who she married on March 20, 1954, at Buckhorn, and two (2) brothers, Bill Myers, and Aubrey Myers.

Thelma Jo is survived by one (1) son Deryll (Kathy) Sitzes, one (1) daughter, Debbie (Mike) Howard, four (4) grandsons, and ten (10) great-grandchildren.

Thelma Jo was of the Baptist Faith, and she enjoyed sewing, cooking, collecting things, her birds, and she really enjoyed her years in Destin, Florida.


Kermit Leslie Gillam, age 86, of Ashland Missouri formerly of Desloge, Missouri, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, September 9, 2023. He was born on Sunday, February 28, 1937. in Washington Co. to the late Curtis Kermit and Lucy (King) Gillam.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years, Dorris June (Wisdom) Gillam who passed recently in May; children, Dorinda June Gillam, Curtis Kermit Gillam, Lucinda Mae Gillam, and Kermit Leslie Gillam; siblings, James Goodson and Evaughn Hood.

Kermit is survived by his son, John Gillam and wife Cindy; grandchildren, Lindsey Thomas and husband Austin, Nicholas Gillam and wife Jordyn; great-grandsons, Emmett Gillam and Raleigh Thomas; sister, Shirley McIntyre; brother-in-law, Mike Wisdom and wife Betty along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Kermit served 20 years with the Potosi Police Department and retired in 1993. He proudly served his country for 26 years in the United States Army during the Korean War. He served as an Army Tank Commander and retired as a Senior Drill Sergeant in 1996. He was a member of the Holts Summit Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Potosi Masonic Lodge #131 and Knights Templar Lodge in St. Louis. Kermit was a man of few words, but when he spoke people listened. He was kind, caring, loving and funny. Kermit loved spending his time riding his side-by-side with his son and great-grandsons. He recently fulfilled a life-long dream of owning his own skid steer and operating it. Kermit’s biggest joy was spending time with his great-grandsons.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Tuesday, September 12, 2023, from 12:00 PM until the time of service at 1:30 PM. Pastor Jamie Wade will be officiating. Entombment will follow at St. Francois Memorial Park Cemetery in Bonne Terre. Memorials can be made toWoundedWarriorProjectathttps://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/


Joseph Al Cain, of Irondale, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his residence on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at the age of 56. He was born Wednesday, May 10, 1967 in Potosi, to the late Al and Mary (Boyer) Cain. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Brenda Ledbetter and Irene Cain; brother, Ricky Cain; two grandchildren, Jaidin Cain and Kaidin Roberts.

Joe’s enjoyment was riding his motorcycle, mushroom hunting, fishing, yard sales, looking for antiques and hanging with his buddies. He was quite the prankster. He was an avid coin and rock collector. He loved being outdoors and was always on the go. But most importantly, was his love for his children and grandchildren and spending time with them.

Joe is survived by his children, Mindy (Jason) Short, Misty Cain and significant other, Carl Roberts, Joe Cain Jr., Corey Cain, and Ceaira Coleman; seven grandchildren, Tanner, Jaicie, Zaydin, Anleigh, Lucas, Izzy, and Carson; sisters, Kathy Warren, Virgil (Debbie) Cain and Virginia (Austin Mauer) Huff; special friend, Linda Dobbs; along with several nieces and nephews who also survive. Joe will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, from 12:00 PM until the time of service at 1:00 PM at the C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre with Pastor Michael Barton officiating. Interment will follow at Johnson Cemetery in Tiff, MO. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to help the family with funeral expenses to C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home or by calling the funeral home directly.


Larry Allen McEwen of Potosi, Missouri was born on September 21, 1949, in DeSoto, Missouri to the late Malcom "Mac" and Ethel (Northcut) McEwen. Larry passed away in Fenton, Missouri at the age of 73 years 11 months 15 days. Larry was also preceded in death by his parents, wife Alma Retta (Whaley) McEwen, and brother Bobby McEwen. Larry enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and all the outdoors, he loved animals, in his high school years he was Captain of the Football team for Potosi, Larry was a member of the Desloge VFW Hall, and owners of Modern-Day Veterans Club.

Larry proudly served in the United States Army from 1968 to 1973. He was awarded the following Decorations, Medals and Badges, Silver Star, Bronze Star Medal with Letter V Device, Army Commendation Medal with Letter V Device, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, and Marksman Qualification Badge with Rifle and Machine Gun Bars.

Survived by:

Daughters: Angie Steele (Bobby), Rachel McEwen (Jerry Golden), Shelly Kennedy, Glenda Bell (Keith Sr.), and Christy Remshardt (Tony), Brother: Jerry McEwen

Many Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren, Nephews, Nieces, and many friends

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, September 11, 2023, from 11:00 am until time of the Service at 1:00 pm. Michael Barton will be Officiating the Service. Interment will follow at St. Francois Memorial Cemetery, in Bonne Terre, Missouri.

Arrangements are under the direction of Coplin Funeral Home of Park Hills.


Nancy Fey Rauls, age 89 of Fredericktown, Missouri passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at the NHC Care Center in Desloge, Missouri. She was born on March 6, 1934, in Fredericktown, Missouri to Everett “Smokie” and Hazel Dorothy (Kemp) Settle.

On March 22, 1952, at Twelve Mile, she was united in marriage to Johnny Lee Rauls, he preceded in death on January 19, 2012.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters – JD and Kenny Settle, Mary Lou Kennedy and Dorothy "Dolly" Miller.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law – John & Deborah Rauls and Terry & Janet Rauls; one daughter & son-in-law – Mary & Mike Shryock; two sisters – Billie Palmquist and Margie Young; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Nancy was a homemaker, she enjoyed sewing, reading, cleaning, taking care of her family and was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Fredericktown.

Visitation will be from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., on Monday, September 11, 2023, at Wilson Funeral Home in Fredericktown with graveside services to follow at Marcus Memorial Cemetery in Fredericktown.


Willard Glenn Moore, age 74, of Desloge, passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at Festus Manor. He was born on Friday, February 11, 1949, in Alton, Illinois, to the late Willard and Elizabeth June (Naylor) Moore. In addition to his, parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife Martha (Werley) Moore; brothers, Davin Kelly, Michael William and Daryel George Moore; and sister Diana June Gillette.

Willard enjoyed anything to do with automobiles and he could fix just about anything. He had to always be on the go doing something.

He is survived by his daughter, Geneva JoAnn Hervans; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Pauline Mae Shiverdeen, Donna Kay Shiverdeen and Beth Ann Bonds; brother Jack Lynn Moore; also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Saturday, September 9, 2023, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Visitation will resume on Sunday, September 10, 2023 from noon until the time of services at 1:30 PM with Pastor Jordan Ankrom officiating. Interment will follow at Adams Cemetery in Frankclay.


James Tyler Skinner was born November 18, 1995, passed away Friday, September 1, 2023, at his grandparents' home in Knob Lick, Missouri. James was 27 years 9 months 13 days at his passing. He was preceded in death by his grandmother Janet McMillin.

He is survived by his mother, Amy Quinton of Farmington. His God-parents Todd and Michelle Smothers, God-sister Skylar Johnson, sister Kelsi McIntyre of Havre, Montana, and brother Christopher Kemp of Florida. He was preceded in death by his grandmother Janet McMillin.

James loved to work construction and tinker around with mechanics, but the real loves of his life are his 2 boys Jamesen Tyler, age 7 and Bently Asher, age 6 of Bismarck.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Coplin Funeral Home of Park Hills, Missouri.


Louella Mae Schoenbeck, of Farmington, formerly of Red Bud, IL, entered into eternal rest on September 1, 2023, at Southbrook Nursing Center at the age of 80. She was born on February 4, 1943, in Steelville, IL, to the late Arnold and Elda (Gramenz) Kruse. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Elroy Schoenbeck, and her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Alfred and Ruby Stellhorn.

Louella was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Red Bud, IL. She enjoyed shopping, bingo, boating, camping, crocheting, and loved cats. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Louella is survived by her sons, Dean (Sheila) Schoenbeck of Red Bud, IL and David (Jennifer) Schoenbeck of Farmington, MO, her grandchildren, Logan, Aidan, Sydney and Parker, her brother Ken (Jane) Kruse, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, and her special feline fur baby, Bailey.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2023, from 12:00 noon until time of service at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 10235 South Prairie Road, Red Bud, IL officiated by Pastor Scott Hojnacki. Inurnment to follow in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials, if desired, may be made to Trinity Lutheran School Roof Fund, 10235 South Prairie Road, Red Bud, IL 62278-4611. Share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.


Pearl Lee Barth, of Doe Run, entered into eternal rest on September 1, 2023, at Parkland Health Center at the age of 80. She was born on July 6, 1943, in St. Louis, Missouri, to the late Lenard and Clatis (Johnson) Blanks. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Russel Barth who passed away in 2013.

Pearl is survived by her son, Lenard Blanks of Potosi, her special friends, Pastor Mike McGee and his wife, Susan, along with numerous other relatives and church friends.

Pearl retired as a housing specialist for the East Missouri Action Agency. She was a member of Three Crosses Cowboy Church in Farmington. She was a very Godly lady who loved sharing her faith with others. She was very social and giving and was like a mother to many. She never met a stranger and made everyone feel special. Pearl loved dogs and horses, even after receiving many broken ribs after getting bucked off. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at Three Crosses Cowboy Church, 4560 Highway O, Farmington, MO officiated by Pastor Mike McGee. Interment to follow at Knights of Pythias Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are preferred to Three Crosses Cowboy Church. Share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.


Kathleen Ann Madigan, of Bonne Terre, entered into eternal rest on September 1, 2023, at her home at the age of 84. She was born on August 10, 1939, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, to the late Lawrence and Irene (Vandergeeten) Halron. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth Halron and her brother-in-law, Dave O’Brien.

Kathleen is survived by her children, Mark (Kim) Madigan of Sikeston, MO, Mary (Ronald) Robinson of Bonne Terre, MO, Scott (Kirsten) Madigan of Houston, TX, and David Madigan of Houston, TX, her grandchildren, Kathleen Greer, Erin Turpin, and Jonathon Madigan, her great grandchildren, Henry and Rekkr, her siblings, Janice O’Brien of Green Bay, WI, Patricia (Norman) Leary of Cincinnati, OH, and Stephen (Sandi) Halron of Appleton, WI, her sister in law, Ann Halron of Atlanta, GA, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Kathleen was a military wife and a homemaker who moved with her family many times during her husband’s military career. Later in life, she lived with Mary, her daughter, for 11 years and helped her raise her girls. She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in De Pere, Wisconsin where she sang in the church choir. She enjoyed playing tennis and the piano. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, September 15, 2023, at Cozean Memorial Chapel

 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Father William Thess. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 11433 Olde Cabin Road, Suite 100, St Louis, MO 63141 or www.alz.org/stlr. Share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.


Jacqueline Ann “Jackie” Meador, age 87, of Farmington, passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at Maplebrook Assisted Living in Farmington. She was born in Bonne Terre on Wednesday, June 24, 1936 to the late John B. and Glenda (Cooper) Brand, Sr. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her loving husband, James Lee Meador DVM; sons, Sam, and Jimmy Meador; daughter, Sandy Meador; sisters, Rose Evans, and Susan Richardson.

Jackie worked as a veterinary assistant alongside her late husband, DVM James Meador until their retirement. Jackie was a member of the First Baptist Church of Farmington, where she worked with the Seed Sowers, in the nursey and helped with the gym. She loved playing golf, was a talented artist and enjoyed traveling. Most importantly she loved her family and grandchildren.

Jackie is survived by her daughters, Melinda (Allen) Hunt and Melissa (Larry) Thurman;; brother, John B. (the late Norma) Brand, Jr.; five grandchildren, Renee Swanson, Matthew Edgar, Casey (Sarah) Thurman, Morgan (Robbie) Gidney, and Mitchell (Dr. Katie Payne) Thurman; and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Saturday, September 9, 2023 from 1:30 PM until the time of services at 2:00 PM at the C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home – Taylor Chapel in Farmington. Inurnment will follow at Parkview Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Douglas Glenn Powell was born on July 16, 1958, at Ironton, Missouri, the son of William and Rose Powell, and passed away on August 29, 2023 at the age of 65 years.

Doug was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents.

Doug is survived by his mother Rose Powell, two (2) sons Jonathon Powell, Christopher Powell, and one (1) brother Mike Powell.

Doug enjoyed fishing and being outdoors.


Kathleen Ann Madigan, of Bonne Terre, entered into eternal rest on September 1, 2023, at her home at the age of 84. She was born on August 10, 1939, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, to the late Lawrence and Irene (Vandergeeten) Halron. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth Halron and her brother-in-law, Dave O’Brien.

Kathleen is survived by her children, Mark (Kim) Madigan of Sikeston, MO, Mary (Ronald) Robinson of Bonne Terre, MO, Scott (Kirsten) Madigan of Houston, TX, and David Madigan of Houston, TX, her grandchildren, Kathleen Greer, Erin Turpin, and Jonathon Madigan, her great grandchildren, Henry and Rekkr, her siblings, Janice O’Brien of Green Bay, WI, Patricia (Norman) Leary of Cincinnati, OH, and Stephen (Sandi) Halron of Appleton, WI, her sister in law, Ann Halron of Atlanta, GA, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Kathleen was a military wife and a homemaker who moved with her family many times during her husband’s military career. Later in life, she lived with Mary, her daughter, for 11 years and helped her raise her girls. She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in De Pere, Wisconsin where she sang in the church choir. She enjoyed playing tennis and the piano. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, September 15, 2023, at Cozean Memorial Chapel from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Father William Thess. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 11433 Olde Cabin Road, Suite 100, St Louis, MO 63141 or www.alz.org/stlr. Share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.


Doris Jean Kennedy was born October 12, 1952 in Louisville, Kentucky the daughter of James R. King and Lois Jean (Coomer) King and passed away on August 31, 2023 at Warsaw, Missouri at the age of 70 years.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents and sister Jane King.

Doris is survived by her husband Steven Kennedy, who she married on May 9, 1971, one (1) son Steven Kennedy Jr. (Brian Collins). One brother Jim King of Fredericktown, MO. Two (2) grandchildren Daccota (Brent) Lenny of St. Louis, MO., Emerson Kennedy of St. Louis, MO and one (1) great granddaughter Della Lenny of St. Louis, Mo.

Doris enjoyed family and friends, cooking and just being with people.

Doris worked in factory work and drove a truck with her husband and retired in 2018.


Patricia “Patti” Morris, of Terre Du Lac went to meet her Heavenly Father on Thursday, August 31, 2023 at the age of 75. She was born Saturday, September 6, 1947 in Bonne Terre, to the late Stanley J. and Maria E. (Ratley) Nash. Patti graduated from Bonne Terre High School in 1965 and moved to St. Louis, where she worked for the government. This is also where she met her future husband. Patti then moved back to her hometown and volunteered for Mineral Area Hospice and was awarded the “Volunteer of the Year” in 1993. She attended First Baptist Church in Bonne Terre for over 60 years. Patti had a passion for Arabian horses and loved to ball room dance.

She was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband, Jerry Joe Morris in 1983; brothers, Chester L. McCormack and Larry A Nash Sr.; and sister-in-law, Jannette Nash.

Patti is survived by her; sister, Deon Padgett and husband Wayne of Terre Du Lac; several nieces and nephews, whom she dearly loved; many special friends and bridge club ladies. Patti will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre, Sunday, September 3, 2023, from 4:00 PM until service time of 7:00 PM. Pastor Alan David will be officiating. Memorials if desired, can be directed to the Humane Society or American Heart Association.


Pearl Lee Barth, of Doe Run, entered into eternal rest on September 1, 2023, at Parkland Health Center at the age of 80. A full obituary will be posted soon.


Louella Mae Schoenbeck, of Farmington, formerly of Red Bud, IL, entered into eternal rest on September 1, 2023, at Southbrook Nursing Center at the age of 80. She was born on February 4, 1943, in Steelville, IL, to the late Arnold and Elda (Gramenz) Kruse. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Elroy Schoenbeck, and her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Alfred and Ruby Stellhorn. 

Louella was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Red Bud, IL. She enjoyed shopping, bingo, boating, camping, crocheting, and loved cats. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. 

Louella is survived by her sons, Dean (Sheila) Schoenbeck of Red Bud, IL and David (Jennifer) Schoenbeck of Farmington, MO, her grandchildren, Logan, Aidan, Sydney and Parker, her brother Ken (Jane) Kruse, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, and her special feline fur baby, Bailey. 

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2023, from 12:00 noon until time of service at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 10235 South Prairie Road, Red Bud, IL officiated by Pastor Scott Hojnacki. Inurnment to follow in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials, if desired, may be made to Trinity Lutheran School Roof Fund, 10235 South Prairie Road, Red Bud, IL 62278-4611. Share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com. , of Farmington, formerly of Red Bud, IL, entered into eternal rest on September 1, 2023, at Southbrook Nursing Center at the age of 80. She was born on February 4, 1943, in Steelville, IL, to the late Arnold and Elda (Gramenz) Kruse. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Elroy Schoenbeck, and her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Alfred and Ruby Stellhorn.

Louella was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Red Bud, IL. She enjoyed shopping, bingo, boating, camping, crocheting, and loved cats. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Louella is survived by her sons, Dean (Sheila) Schoenbeck of Red Bud, IL and David (Jennifer) Schoenbeck of Farmington, MO, her grandchildren, Logan, Aidan, Sydney and Parker, her brother Ken (Jane) Kruse, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, and her special feline fur baby, Bailey.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2023, from 12:00 noon until time of service at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 10235 South Prairie Road, Red Bud, IL officiated by Pastor Scott Hojnacki. Inurnment to follow in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials, if desired, may be made to Trinity Lutheran School Roof Fund, 10235 South Prairie Road, Red Bud, IL 62278-4611. Share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.


William Loy “Bill” Eugas was born March 28, 1933 in Yount, Missouri. The son of Lester William and Beulah (Hahn) Eugas.

Bill passed away on September 1, 2023, in Perryville, Missouri at the age of 90 years.

Bill met and fell in love with his wonderful wife Betty (Bowling) Eugas whom he married on October 27, 1951, at the Lutheran Church at Yount, Missouri.

They were blessed with 2 children Brad and Banessa and granddaughter Beth.

He is survived by his wife Betty of 71 years, daughter Banessa (David) Miesner, granddaughter Beth Miesner and sister Mary Joyce Myers. Also, in-laws Viola King, Don (Elly) Bowling, Jay (Bonnie) Bowling several nieces, nephews and friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents a son Bradford William Eugas, father and mother in-law and several brother and sister-in- laws.

Bill was a United States Army Veteran, Farmer, heavy equipment operator in highway construction and a member of Calvary Church.

He loved fishing, traveling across the United States and camping with his wife Betty also making special memories with his granddaughter Beth.

In lieu of flowers contributions to Yount Community Cemetery.


Douglas Glenn Powell was born on July 16, 1958, at Ironton, Missouri, the son of William and Rose Powell, and passed away on August 29, 2023 at the age of 65 years.

Doug was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents.

Doug is survived by his mother Rose Powell, two (2) sons Jonathon Powell, Christopher Powell, and one (1) brother Mike Powell.

Doug enjoyed fishing and being outdoors.


Carol Elaine Winkler, 71, of Park Hills entered the presence of her savior on August 30, 2023. She was born January 13, 1952, in MO to the late John and Martha (Hedrick) Lucas. Carol loved sharing recipes, feeding the masses, and loving strangers. Her biscuits have healed many broken hearts. She expressed her love of Jesus through her musical gifts: songwriting, singing, playing, and teaching multiple instruments. Carol also co-wrote music and lyrics with others from various countries. She used every opportunity to encourage people and spread the Gospel. Carol was also a talented artist who relished trying new mediums. Through social media, she intentionally empowered others to pursue their own passions. Her humility and selflessness made her approachable so that God would be glorified.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her son Richard Winkler; four sisters, Betty Emily, Elsie Bequette, Maxine Gordon, and Hazel Spruell; four brothers, Ronald Lucas, John Lucas, Gilbert Lucas, and Billy Lucas.

Carol is survived by her husband, Gary Paul Winkler; three children, Gary L. Winkler and wife Jerusha, Kimberly Huff and husband Cary, Gus Winkler and wife Erica; five grandchildren, Jade Winkler, Legacy (Brady) Robinson, Garrett (Kaitlyn) Winkler, Macie Winkler, and Jackson Winkler; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Angela (Larry) Todaro; and two brothers, Randy Lucas and David Lucas. Several nieces, nephews, and other family and friends also survive.

Visitation will be held Saturday, September 2, 2023, from 10:00 am until the time of a memorial service at 11:00 am at the Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church in Park Hills with Pastor Ron McRaven and her son, Gary L. Winkler officiating. A reception will follow at the church until 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to either Serenity Hospice or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Desloge.


Roy Hanks, of Farmington, passed away suddenly at his home on August 29, 2023, at the age of 72. A full obituary will be posted soon.


James Edward Roadifer, age 69 passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2023, at his home in Piedmont, Missouri. He was born on August 19, 1954, in St. Louis, Missouri to Cecil George and Margaret Kathryn (DeBeaux) Roadifer.

He is survived by his significant other – Penny Goodman; two children – Danielle Roadifer and John Carver; one brother – Ralph Roadifer and four grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

James was a United States Army Veteran serving in the Vietnam Conflict; he was an over the road truck driver and enjoyed the outdoors, going boating, riding motorcycles and was a member of the Piedmont Eagles #4227.

A memorial service may be held on September 30, 2023, at 2:00 p.m., at the Piedmont Eagles with military honors at his home in Piedmont. 49 Wayne 459, Piedmont, Missouri.

Condolences may be posted on this website.


Alfred L. Crandall Jr. of Farmington, Missouri was born on February 16, 1950, in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Alfred Crandall Sr. and Mamie (Elders) Crandall. Al passed away in Farmington, Missouri on Thursday, August 24, 2023, at the age of 73 years 21 days 4 months. Al had his master's degree from SEMO and worked as a Counselor for an Alcoholics Treatment Program. He was also a private probation officer for city courts, such as Desloge, Park Hills, and Farmington. Al really enjoyed working, he also liked watching ball games, he was an avid Cardinal fan, he liked taking friends out to eat, and just spending time with family and friends.

Al is Survived by his Sisters,  Judy (Leo) Mattingly, and Marsha Ashberry, his nephews, nieces, grand nephew and grand niece. His very Good Friend, Nick Counts, His fury Companion Charlie.

He will be missed by many. A Celebration will be planned in his honor later.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Coplin Funeral Home of Park Hills, Missouri.


Jack Little, of Farmington, passed away at his home on August 29, 2023, at the age of 76. He was born on November 6, 1946, in Belleville, Illinois to the late John and Jackie (Stage) Little. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Brad Little.

Jack is survived by his wife, Linda (Depper) Little, his stepdaughters, Robyn (Josh) Nagel of Farmington and Denise (Matthew) Pultz of Farmington, his grandchildren, Katelyn (Logan) Winder, Madelynn (Joe) Perkins, and Olivia Pultz, his great grandchildren, Nolan Winder and Zoey Perkins, his sister, Tanya (Gordon) Magnus of Rowlett, TX, his aunt and uncle, Annie and Darrell Guerin of Lynn, AR, his niece, Taylor (Jonathan) Williams of Bella Vista, AR, his sister-in-law, Mary (Ronald) Hale, his brother-in-law, John (Ruth) Depper, along with many friends.

Jack was a 1964 Farmington High School graduate and a 1973 Mineral Area College nursing graduate. Twice on active duty with the United States Air Force, his last assignment was as a medical service officer specializing in mental health services. In addition to decorations for service in both Southeast Asia (Vietnam War) and Southwest Asia (Gulf War), he was awarded an Air Force Commendation medal for his actions during Desert Shield/Desert Storm. As a civilian RN, he had worked in Med-Surg, ER, CCU, SICU, Psych, Geriatrics, and lastly, developmental disabilities (MR-DD). He had served briefly as a state director with the Missouri Nurses Association until a second heart attack necessitated his resignation. Prior to his final and full retirement in late 2014, he had earned graduate degrees in Psychology and Human Resources Management as well as certification as a CNA Instructor/Examiner and licensure as a Nursing Home Administrator.

To remember him: go out for a delicious meal, eat a sinfully fattening dessert, drink 1 – 2 really good drinks, and be grateful to God that you’re able to do this….especially if someone else is paying for the food and drinks!

A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, August 31, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel. Interment with full military honors at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery on Friday, September 1, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/. View the video tribute and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.


Lindel Valerie Asher, nee White, of Steelville, Missouri passed away Thursday, August 24, 2023 in her home at the age of 80 years, 9 months and 9 days. She was born November 15, 1942 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Jesse David White and Josephine Pearl Payne White. Lindel was united in marriage to Ronald Edward Asher on December 15, 1962 in St. Louis and to this union 3 sons and 2 daughters were born.

Lindel graduated from high school in Houston, MO. After high school, she was employed for Bell Telephone in St. Louis. In the early 1980’s she moved to Steelville and worked for Brown Shoe Company. Lindell was of the Baha’i’ Faith. She enjoyed taking rides throughout the community and loved being with her family, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Josephine White; her husband of 45 years, Ron Asher; daughter, Rebecca Gillam; brother, Forrest White; sister, Joyce Detmer; and brothers-in-laws and sisters in-laws,

She will be greatly missed by her three sons, Rodney (Dena) Asher of Billings, MO, Roger (Rebecca) Asher of Bradenton, FL and Russell (Jill) Asher of Poinsettia, FL; one daughter, Tonya Asher of Steelville, MO; 17 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Evelyn (Jim) Vandivort of Richwoods, MO; numerous sisters-in-laws and brothers-in-laws; many nieces, nephews; other relatives; and friends.

The Family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, MO.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29, 2023. The Funeral Service will be Live Streamed on the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home Facebook page approx. around 1:55 p.m.

Interment will be in the Steelville Cemetery.  Memorials may be given in lieu of flowers to the funeral home for funeral expenses.  The Asher Family was served by the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, MO.


Mark Ellison Abney, age 57, of Bonne Terre, passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2023. He was born on Wednesday, June 1, 1966, in Creve Coeur.

He was preceded in death by his father; Ellison Louis Abney Jr.; step-father, George Carr; grandparents, Ellison and Iva Abney, Sr. and Dan and Iva Matthews.

Mark was currently employed with Michelson Group where he worked in construction for over 10 years. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, camping, fishing, hunting and just about anything that had to do with being outdoors. He was known to be a great pool player.

He is survived by his sons, Nicholas A. Momot and Chase L. Abney; grandson, Nicholas A. Momot Jr.; mother, Helen M. (Matthews) Carr; sister, Kimberly E. Rowden and husband Billy; friend, Tracy Griffin along with other family and friends.

Visitation will be Monday, August 28, 2023, at C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Visitation will resume on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until service time of 11:00 AM with Pastor Michael Barton officiating. Burial to follow at St. Francois Memorial Park in Bonne Terre. Memorials can be made in Mark’s memory to Tunnel to Towers.


Bob Civey, 81, of Bonne Terre, passed away August 22, 2023, at Meadowbrook in Pilot Knob. He was born the eldest son of Arthur “Paul” and Effie Laura (Williams) Civey, in St. Louis, January 23, 1942. Bob graduated from Valley High School in 1960 and continued his education at St. Louis University, graduating with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He spent his career educating students at Mineral Area College until his retirement. In his spare time, you could have found Bob at Donelson’s Cycles selling motorcycles. Motorcycling was something he enjoyed doing, as well as attending his grandchildren’s sporting and school events. Bob was also a member of the Masonic Lodge #12 in Caledonia.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Laura Ann Civey; grandson, Derek Scott Burch; son in-law, Victor Lee; sister, Ruth Ann Maxwell and husband Bob; brothers, John and David Civey; and two nephews, Michael and Jeffry Civey.

Bob was a loving husband to his wife of 9 years, Christine (Pettus) Civey; a father to Anita Henson and husband Brad, Jason Civey and wife Melissa; step-father to Angie Ibaviosa and husband John, Lisa Umfleet and husband Marty; adoring grandfather to Ryan Burch, Madeline Civey, Andrew Civey, Tyler (Maddi) Murphy, Landon Murphy, Romy Murphy, Devin (Cheyenne) Henson, Austin (Danielle) Lee, Madi Lee, Morgan (Austin) Brandon, Molly (Ian) Smith, Noah Umfleet, Nora Umfleet; and six great-grandchildren; one brother, Rev. George Civey; many nieces, nephews and dear friends also survive.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Saturday, September 2, 2023, from 10:00 AM until funeral time of 12:30 PM, with Rev. Randy Murphy officiating. Interment will follow at Primrose Baptist Cemetery in Bonne Terre. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorials to be directed to Primrose Cemetery Fund in honor of Bob’s memory.


Billy Ray Strickland, of Farmington, entered into eternal rest on August 23, 2023, at Southbrook Nursing Center at the age of 69.  He was born June 18, 1954, in Farmington, Missouri to the late Sylvester and Georgia (Barnes) Strickland. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his loving wife of 23 years, Ellen in 2006; his siblings, Marie Cunningham, Edna Strickland, Doris Copeland, Peggy Meggison, Robert Strickland, Johnnie Strickland and Roger Strickland.

Billy grew up in the country on a farm in Ste. Genevieve County. Many would remember him as a long-time employee of the Desloge Walmart and the Fredericktown Walmart. He was a jack of all trades and enjoyed working on and restoring old cars, making wood things for the yard, and doing electrical, carpentry and plumbing jobs. His family fondly remembers spending time swimming and playing with Billy in a nearby creek while growing up. He was a devoted and loving brother. Billy also enjoyed fishing and deer hunting.

Survivors include his brother, Dale (Sharon) Strickland and sister, Judy (Jim) Gillam, his beloved fur babies, Peanut and Jasper as well as many nieces, nephews and family and friends. Also surviving are Jim’s Walmart work family of many years.

There will be a memorial gathering for family and friends from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 followed by a memorial service at 1 p.m. with Reverend Dave Wiant officiating in the Cozean Chapel. Interment will follow at Little Vine Cemetery. View the video tribute and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.


LeeRoy Calvert, age 79, of Bonne Terre passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones on Wednesday, August 23, 2023. He was born on Saturday, October 23, 1943, in Bonne Terre to the late Clarence C. and Myrtle M. (Scott) Calvert, Jr.

LeeRoy was a 1961 graduate from Bonne Terre High School. In June of 1962, he signed up with the United States Navy where he served 1 year at the Naval Air Station in Brunswick, Georgia and served 2 ½ years on the on the USS North Hampton, known as the Presidential Warship and received an Honorable discharge in October of 1964.

He worked for several businesses delivering bread and milk from 1964 -1968. On October 5, 1968, he married Joyce Goff. He worked for Merchants Wholesale as a salesman for 12 years and then worked in management for 25 years for Coca-Cola. LeeRoy was a member of Jaycees in Bonne Terre, served as a Councilman in Bonne Terre for 10 years and as the Mayor of Bonne Terre for 2 years. He had a 6 year term on the St. Francois County Ambulance District and volunteered on the Bonne Terre Fire Department, Bonne Terre Police Auxiliary and the Ozark Fire Fighters Association.

He organized and created a committee to provide flags at the Bonne Terre Cemetery for the flag memorial in Memory of Ted Boyer. Chairman of the committee for the 2nd Tornado siren in Bonne Terre and Co-chaired Heritage Day for many years in Bonne Terre. LeeRoy was a character if you met him, you liked him. He never met a stranger. He was always telling funny stories and jokes.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his in-laws, Martin and Eleanor Goff; brothers-in-law, Gregory Goff and Gary Dryden.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 54 years, Joyce A. (Goff) Calvert; two sons, Douglas Calvert of Bonne Terre and Jeffery (wife Lana) of Tennessee; two grandchildren, Christine and Gracelyn Calvert; two sisters, Billie Jean (husband Mike) Sheeran and Ethel Dryden; brother-in-law, Richard “Dick” (wife Becki) Goff; sister-in-law, Susan Goff.

The family would like to extend a special thank you for the care, compassion and support Serenity Hospice Care gave to LeeRoy as well as our family in this most difficult time.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 27, 2023, at C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre from 12:00 PM until service time of 2:00 PM with Rev. Randy Murphy officiating. Burial to follow at Bonne Terre Cemetery with full military honors. Memorials can be directed to BackStoppers, Shop with a Cop or Serenity Hospice.


On Sunday, August 20, 2023, the Lord called home one of His most precious angels, Jenny Roselea Rickus. She passed at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, MO. Ms. Rickus was born September 27, 1942, in Farmington, MO. to the late Henry and Ruth (Shaw) Moore.

Ms. Rickus had worked for Doniphan Mercantile Bank, Maness and Miller Attorney-at-Law, Ripley County Prosecuting Attorney, and Chris Miller Attorney-at-Law. With her husband, Ed Rickus, being a coach, Ms. Rickus enjoyed watching all sports, especially those in which her children and grandchildren were participating. Roselea’s hobbies included golfing and attending ASU football games with her late husband and her grandchildren. She was a doting grandmother who adored her two grandsons, AJ and Justin Robertson. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Doniphan and the local sorority chapter Sigma Xi of the national organization Beta Sigma Phi.

On January 23, 1965, she was married to Edward “Ed” Rickus in Farmington. He preceded her in death October 10, 2008. She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Surviving are one daughter, Debbie Rickus Robertson and her husband, Anthony, Sr., of Hernando, MS; one son, Jimmy “BoBo” Rickus, of the home; two grandsons, Anthony “AJ” Robertson, Jr., and Justin Edward Robertson, both of Hernando, MS; brother-in-law, Wendell “Wink” Rickus and his wife, Dorothy Rickus of Farmington, MO. Also surviving are cousins, nieces and nephews along with a host of friends.

Visitation will be held Thursday, August 24, 2023, from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the Edwards Funeral Home in Doniphan, MO. There will be a special Beta Sigma Xi Service beginning at 12:45 PM. The funeral service will be Thursday, August 24, 2023, at 1:00 PM at Edwards Funeral Home with Rev. Monty Flanigan officiating. An additional visitation will be held Friday, August 25, 2023, from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home -Taylor Chapel in Farmington. A graveside service will follow at Libertyville Christian Cemetery in Libertyville. Memorial donations may be made to the Libertyville Christian Cemetery Fund.


Mike Jones age, 68 of Bonne Terre, passed away Friday, August 11, 2023, surrounded by his family. He was born Thursday, September 23, 1954, in El Paso, TX to the late Anthony and Gertrude (Kleinhenze) Jones.

Mike served his country in the United States Air Force. He proudly retired from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Mike received many awards and commendations with the Air Force including aircraft fuel specialist, federal employee, IT computer repair, and project management. He was a faithful and active member of the First Baptist Church in Bonne Terre. He loved his family and especially all of his grandchildren. He enjoyed vacationing, taking cruises, going camping, and watching TV. He loved living on Lac Marseille and sitting out on his deck enjoying the view. Mike will be dearly missed by his fur-baby, Branson, and all who knew and loved him. Mike is survived by his loving wife, Nancy (Evans) Jones; sons, Steven A Jones, Nicholas Michael (Bryanna) Jones, Tim Abotobik; daughter, Erica (CJ) Rawson; grandchildren, Lorelei, Zoey, Morgan, Matt, Brittany (Tyler), Timmy (Kaitlyn), Tristen, Bradley, and Asher; great-grandchild, Paisley; siblings, Klaus (Heidi) Jones, Arthur (Roberta) Jones, and Mary Klein.

Visitation will be held Monday, August 14, 2023, from 4:30 PM until 8:00 PM. Visitation will resume Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at 9:00 AM until funeral service time of 11:00 AM at the C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home Chapel in Bonne Terre with Pastor Alan David officiating. Entombment will follow at St. Francois Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to the Fisher House Foundation, in honor of Mike. Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre.


Melvin J. Ryals, 89, of Bonne Terre, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2023, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born Saturday, January 13, 1934 in St. Louis, to the late Chester E. and Cecelia E. (Dobelman) Ryals. He was of Catholic faith and a member of the International Lithographers and Photo Engravers Union LPIU of St. Louis, where he retired as a Photo Engraver. Mel loved boating at Lake of the Ozarks on his Chris-Craft yacht, named “Jamacian Me Krazy!”. He was an avid tv watcher, some of his favorite shows were Young Sheldon, Big Bang theory and episodes of Mash. Some of his special times were spent outdoors with his sons’ shooting guns, but most importantly he loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Alice (Cochran) Ryals; sons, Michael, Thomas and Robert “Bob” Ryals; granddaughter, Amber Christy (Ryals); grandson, T.J. Ryals; sister, Joan Burkemper (Curtis); and in-laws, Robert and Hassell Cochran.

Mel is survived by his two daughters; Pamela Nicholson (Al); Dawn Ryals; daughter in -law, Kathy (late Robert “Bob” ) Ryals; grandchildren, Mandy (Dan) Baumann, Jenny (Dell) Belisle, Jill (Vincent) Wieck, Zach (Erica) Ryals, Ericka (late T.J.) Ryals and Ashley (Ben) Patton; great-grandchildren, Miriam, Evelyn Louise, Maggie, Annabella, Tennessee, Audrey, Truman, Zoe, Bowie, Vanessa, Raelynn, Maybelle, Teddy, and Prudence; twin brother Kelvin Ryals; he is also, survived by many nieces, nephews and special friends, Tammy, Robbie, Terri, Jim, Jan, Ron and many others that were close to his heart. Mel will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him. The family would like to personally thank Ron Nicholson, Ellen Tripp and Serenity Hospice for the love and care of their father during his illness.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre, Wednesday, August 16, 2023, from 4:00 PM until service time of 6:00 PM with Father Jim French officiating. A private burial will follow on Thursday, August 17, 2023 at Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Louis.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Serenity Hospice or Farmington Pet Adoption Center. Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre.


Jackie Lynn Baldwin II, 43, of Farmington, Mo. passed away August 10, 2023. He was born November 8, 1979 in Festus, Mo. Preceded in death by his Grandparents, Lyman and Othella Baldwin.

He is survived by his parents, Jackie Lynn Baldwin Sr. and Cathy Lynn 'Bright' Shipley, Children, Kayla; Emily; Olivia; Cash Jaxon; and Case Lucas, Siblings, Andy Baldwin; Jacob Loeffelman; Jay Loffelman; Kelsey Baldwin and Nick Baldwin; and Vinceanna Shipley,

Other relatives and many friends also survive.

Visitation Monday August 21, 2023 from 10:00 A.M. to time of service at 1:00 P.M. at the Horton-Wampler Funeral Home, Park Hills, Mo. with Rev. Ronnie Dean Raven Sr.

Burial at the Parkview Cemetery, Farmington, Mo.


Jerry Dean Hinkle, a hardworking and caring individual, passed away on August 21, 2023. He was born on August 12, 1945, in Poplar Bluff. Throughout his life, Jerry exemplified dedication and strength in all that he did. He will always be remembered for his unwavering love for his family and his numerous accomplishments.

Left to cherish his memory are his sons: Charles Hinkle and Deborah O'Neal and Jerry Hinkle Jr. with wife Ann; Samuel Hinkle; Robert Hinkle; daughter Tammy Faries and Lawrence Turnbough; sisters Judy Hinkle and Ruthie Hinkle; eight grandchildren; and seventeen great-grandchildren. These individuals were privileged to have had Jerry touch their lives, leaving an indelible mark of love and inspiration.

As a beloved father and grandfather, Jerry's proudest accomplishments revolved around his family. He found immense joy in being there for his children and grandchildren and took great pride in watching them grow into exceptional individuals. His legacy will continue through their lives as they carry forward the values he instilled in them.

Jerry is preceded in death by several cherished family members. His sisters Violet Hinkle and Marilyn Hinkle, brothers Jim Hinkle, John Hinkle, David Hinkle, and Mike Hinkle—all of whom he loved dearly. Additionally, his parents Dolly (Volliner) Hinckle and James Hinkle left behind lasting memories of their time together. Jerry was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife, Dale Marie Hinkle.

Jerry will be remembered as a strong-willed and compassionate man who always put his family first. He will forever be loved and cherished by those fortunate enough to have been a part of his life.


On Saturday, August 19th, 2023, Paul Joseph Fortman loving husband, father and grandfather returned home to the Lord peacefully in his sleep.

Paul was born July 17th, 1941, in Glennonville, MO, to Frederick “Fritz” and Agnes (Gass) Fortman. The fifth of twelve children, Paul spent his youth attending St. Teresa’s School and working on the family farm in Glennonville until joining the army and serving in Korea in the 21st Ordinance Company.

In 1962, Paul met Joan “Joann” Vander Bol. They were married in 1965 in Mascoutah, Illinois. Paul and Joann had two sons, Brian and Joe, but have also served as positive parental role models to many others throughout their lives. After the army, Paul worked for McDonnell-Douglas and General Motors plants near St. Louis. Always a hard-worker, Paul carried that work ethic into retirement where he and Joann enjoyed gardening, farming, and raising cattle – pastimes that provided grass-fed beef, organic vegetables and delicious canned goods to family and friends. All that hard work made Paul a champion napper. Any time! Anywhere!

Paul’s grandchildren enjoyed many visits to the farm: naming the calves, driving the tractors, and helping with whatever vegetables were in season.

Paul’s faith was central to his life. He was a proud member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Farmington, the St. Joseph Knights of Columbus, and he prayed daily especially for his family.

Paul was preceded in death by his father, Fred, mother, Agnes, siblings Leo, Virginia, James, and Marian Susan.

Paul is survived by his wife Joann, his children Brian (Becky) and Joe (Kara); his grandchildren Casey, Brinna, Brooke, Braelyn, Dean and bonus grandchild, Hannah. Siblings: Agnes (Emil), Bernadine, Fred, Bernard, William, Richard, and Cecilia; and many in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Friday, August 25th, from 5 to 8 p.m. with a Sharing of Memories at 7 p.m. and the Rosary at 7:30 at Cozean Memorial Chapel in Farmington. A second visitation will resume at the funeral home beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday followed by the funeral Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. William Thess as Celebrant at 10:30 a.m. Interment with military honors will follow at New Calvary Cemetery in Farmington. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to St. Joseph K of C #12332 in Farmington, MO, or St. Teresa’s School in Glennonville, MO. View the tribute video and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.


Garnath “Yvonne” Stagner, nee Turnbough, of Battlefield, Missouri passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri at the age of 72 years, 4 months and 13 days. She was born April 2, 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri to Floyd and Viola Kreamalmeyer Turnbough.

Yvonne was of the Pentecostal faith. She was employed in a factory that made vending machine parts in Mountain View for several years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Viola Turnbough; two brothers, Terry (Heidi) Turnbough and William Turnbough; one sister, Florence Gray; sister-in-law, Becky Turnbough; and brother-in-law, Charlie Hawkins.

She will be dearly missed by her two sons, Bob Stagner of Battlefield, MO and Jerry Dale (Sherrie) Stagner of Batesville, AR; one daughter, Angela Dawn (Travis) Young of Battlefield, MO; four grandsons, Joseph Stagner, Joshua Stagner and Jared Stagner and Nathan Fyffe; one great-grandson, Justin Stagner; five brothers, Michael Turnbough of St. Charles, MO, Ricky Turnbough of House Springs, MO, Ralph (companion, Ruby) Turnbough of Barnhart, MO, Robert (Sandy) Turnbough of Brookport, IL and Floyd (Shelly) Turnbough of Homewood, AL; one sister, Edith Hawkins of Fenton, MO; brother-in-law, Don Gray of Indianapolis, IN; sister-in-law, Marcella Turnbough; other relatives; and friends.

The Family received friends from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2023 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, MO.

A Celebration of Life was held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2023 with Mr. Joseph Stagner officiating. Special memories were shared by Joseph Stagner and Bob Stagner. Music of "When I Get Where I'm Going", "Knew All Along" and "The Prettiest Flower" was played. The Service was Live streamed on the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home Facebook Page.

An inurnment will be in the Freeman Cemetery, Cherryville, MO.

The Family was served by the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, MO.


Robert Louis Hayes, 67 of Potosi passed away Sunday, August 20, 2023. He is survived by, his Wife: Shelia Hayes, Sons: Thomas Hayes and wife Sondra, Burton Hayes and wife Kristen, and 9 Grandchildren. No services will be held at this time.

Full obituary coming soon.


Kenneth “Ken” Eugene Weible, age 85, of Bonne Terre, passed away surrounded by his loved ones on Thursday August 17, 2023. He was born on Thursday, June 9, 1938, in Desloge, to the late Eugene Gentry and Iva Margaret (Pierce) Weible. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by infant sons, Steven Clark and Joel Dean Weible; former spouse, Mary Jo Clark and brother, Bill Weible.

Ken served his country in the United States Army. He formerly worked as a welder with Fox Industrials and later went on to work as a security guard. Back in the day he enjoyed horses and he currently enjoyed going to farm auctions. He also enjoyed watching westerns and Big Bang Theory.

Ken is survived by his loving children, Jeremy Weible, Jason (Sue) Weible and bonus son Mike Luebbers; grandchildren, Hannah Nicole (Jordan) Chapman, Natalie Dawn Weible and Samantha Jordan Weible; great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Rose Chapman; siblings, Darrell “Bob” Weible, Leslie “Ed” (Mary Lee) Weible, Cheryl Weible, Sam (Jeannie) Weible, Patti (Tom) O’Connor and Vicki (Duane Byington) Weible; sister-in-law, Linda Weible along with a host of nieces, nephews, friends and family.

Memorial Visitation will be held Sunday, August 27, 2023, from 5:00 PM until Celebration of Life service at 5:30 PM at The Cornerstone, Centenary United Methodist Church in Bonne Terre with Pastor Dave Wiant officiating.


Vicki Pearl Hannah, of Ste. Genevieve, passed away suddenly on August 19, 2023, at the age of 60. She was born on May 23, 1963, in Bonne Terre, Missouri, to the late Charles Earl and Betty Jean (Davis) Archambo. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Robert “Bobby” Hannah Jr., her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Raymond and Wanda Hannah, and her brother-in-law, Rick Hannah.

Vicki is survived by her husband of 40 years, Robert “Gene” Hannah Sr., her daughter, Katie Hannah of Doe Run, her grandchildren, Jacelynn Hannah, Jayden Messer, and Braelynn Messer, her siblings, Charles “Chuck” (Sherilynn) Archambo of Fredericktown, Doris “Jeannie” (Steve) Muse of Doniphan, and Marc Archambo of Ste. Genevieve, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Vicki retired from the Southeast Missouri Mental Health Center after 28 years of service. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo, and backgammon, and fishing. She loved her family deeply, especially her grandchildren. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.at Cozean Memorial Chapel. Visitation will resume on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, from 7:00 a.m. until time of service at 10:00 a.m. in the Cozean chapel. Interment to follow at Chestnut Ridge Cemetery. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to Cozean Memorial Chapel to assist with funeral expenses. View the video tribute and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.


Jerry Fone’y, age 65, of Bonne Terre passed away on Saturday August 19, 2023. He was born on Thursday February 24, 1958, in Chicago Illinois, to the late Willie and Lenore (Chapman) Fone’y. Jerry is also preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Janene L. Timms.

Jerry enjoyed Cubs baseball, corn hole, Country music, Bud Light, and hanging out with family and friends. His baby boy was his pride and joy. Jerry was always the life of the party and could always be heard saying “You Comin”?

Jerry is survived by his loving wife Lindsey Timms-Fone’y; his children, Quazi (Allen) McNeal, Jenita Fone’y, Geri Fone’y, and Jaylen Fone’y as well as a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Siblings Robert Fone’y, and Mark Fone’y and wife (LaVette); father-in-law, Lonnie Timms Jr.; sisters-in-law, Jenna Dennison And Kaylee Timms; brother-in-law, Bub Timms; his best friend Mikey Byers, as well as many nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

The family plans to have a private Celebration of Life at a later date. Memorial may be made in honor of Jerry Fone’y to the Alzheimer’ Association. Arrangements under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Desloge.


Paul Fortman, of Farmington, passed away suddenly on August 19, 2023, at his home at the age of 82. Arrangements are pending at this time.


Gary Roberts of Farmington, Missouri was born on April 21, 1951, in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Elgee Roberts and Jean (Hammers) Bradley. Gary passed away in Farmington, Missouri on Friday, August 18, 2023, at the age of 72 years 3 months 27 days. Gary was preceded in death by his parents, brother Dwane Roberts, and sister Patsy Hutchinson. Gary enjoyed playing his guitar, hunting, fishing, and his green Camero, he especially loved spending time with his family.

Gary is Survived by: Special Friend: Karolyn Hill, Son: Travis Roberts, Daughter: Sherry (Justin) Snyder, Several other kids Gary considered his own, Sister: Tami Roberts (Eric) Simmons, Grandchildren: Billie, Kyleigh, and Caleb, Great Grandchildren: Emmalynn, Remington, and Blakelinn

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 25, 2023, from 11:00 am until time of Service at 1:00 pm at Coplin Funeral Home of Park Hills, Missouri. Michael Barton will be Officiating the Service.

Arrangements are under the direction of Coplin Funeral Home.


Charles "Chip" Hitchcock Jr. of Desloge, Missouri was born on August 15, 2023, in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Charles Hitchcock Sr. and Doris (Fulmer) Hitchcock. Charles passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, at the age of 68 years 0 months 14 days.

Chip was preceded in death by his brother Mark Hitchcock. Chip enjoyed motorcycles, fishing, woodworking and especially spending time with family and friends. He is survived by: Wife: Debra (Banaszek) Hitchcock, Sons: Chad and Jason Hitchcock, Daughters: Jennifer Hitchcock and Hailey Mueller, Brother: Paul Hitchcock, Sister Jean (Jim) Stout, Many Grandchildren, great grandchildren, friends and family, Arrangements are under the direction of Coplin Funeral Home of Park Hills, Missouri


Dennis Roger Umfleet, age 66 of Fredericktown, Missouri passed away on August 17, 2023, Baptist Home in Arcadia, Missouri. He was born on November 11, 1956, in St. Louis, Missouri to Jerry and Ethel (Young) Umfleet. He married Carol (Long) Umfleet in Fredericktown.

He is survived by his mother Ethel Umfleet; sister – Beverly Miller; nephews – Jonathan, Clayton (Jamie) and Jerry K. Miller and many cousins and friends.

Dennis served in the US Air Force and was honorably discharged; he went on to pursue a career as a pilot with numerous airlines and Flight Safety. He later worked for Probation and Parole for the State of Missouri where he retired. He had a true love of flying but would try his hand at nearly anything; He loved gospel and country music, reading, photography and spending time with his family and friends; he was of Christian faith.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, August 19, 2023, at Marcus Memorial Cemetery in Fredericktown with Chaplain Kamela Wren officiating.


Freddie “Fred”LaBruyere, age 71, of Park Hills, passed away unexpectedly, on Friday, August 11, 2023, at his residence. He was born on Wednesday, January 16, 1952, in San Angelo, Texas to the late John Raymond and Rebecca Jane “Becky” {Davis} LaBruyere.

Fred was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Park Hills. He was a real estate agent for over 20 years. Fred enjoyed gardening, traveling to Destin and Pigeon Forge. He loved helping his son Chris by being the assistant basketball coach of West County High School but most of all, he loved being with his family.

Fred is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Debbie {Mayberry} LaBruyere; children, Chris LaBruyere and wife Denise, Sally Bender and husband Carey, Blake Stevens and wife Brianna; seven grandchildren, Steven Barlow, Clayton LaBruyere, Blake Barlow, Claire LaBruyere, Zach Bender, Callum Stevens and Catrianna Stevens; siblings, Denise Sisk and husband David, Chris LaBruyere and wife Debbie and Andy LaBruyere and wife Melissa; in-laws, Rhonda and Bill Mayberry; brother-in-law, Billy Mayberry; special friends, Bev and Barry Helm along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and family.

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 14, 2023, from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM at C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Desloge. Visitation will resume on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, at the funeral home from 11:00 AM until service time of 1:00 PM with Deacon Mike Burch officiating. Memorials if desired can be made to the American Cancer Society.


Monica Jane Sampson- known to many as Jane- of Saint Louis- formerly of Potosi- passed away at the age of 64 on Sunday, August 13th, in the company of beloved friends. Monica was the youngest child of Christopher Sampson and Della Mae (Sansoucie) Sampson. Monica had been diagnosed with breast and liver cancer and fought until she could fight no more. She is now at peace with her mother and father, her sister Beverly Sampson, and her beloved nephews, Christopher Clark and Bill Sampson, along with many loved family and friends.

Monica was born August, 10th, 1959 in Ironton, Missouri, the youngest of five children born to Chris and Della. She was an energetic child with a streak of mischief. While she loved her siblings, it did not prevent her from engaging in ploys to bring their parents’ discipline on them; she was often accused of creating “wounds” from her siblings that she had self-inflicted in order to solidify her position as the beloved baby of the family. Her tenacity and independent spirit was evident from an early age.

Monica attend St. James in her primary years. She continued her mischievousness in Catholic school, keeping the nuns on their toes. While doing so, she forged lifelong friendships with Jack, Kevin, Rhonda, Tammy, and Kathy. She received baptism, first communion, and confirmation, where she took the name of the Saint Agnes, at St. James Catholic Church. She attended Potosi Public Schools from then on. In high school, Jane was an active member of the band, playing clarinet, varsity cheer, and the National Honor Society. She gained many friendships during this time. She graduated in 1977, a proud Trojan with a bevy of life-long friends.

Monica attended Missouri State University in Springfield. She graduated in 1981 with a degree in Business Administration. Monica then moved to Saint Louis, where she resided for the remainder of her life. Monica spent many years as a valued employee of MHS Legacy Group.

Monica was a voracious Cardinals fan, who attended many games with family and friends over the years. She spent most of the summer of 1998 attending games in the hopes of seeing Mark McGwire break the homerun record. In addition to her love of the Cardinals, she also loved philanthropy. Monica volunteered yearly for the Soulard Mardi Gras, where she helped with everything from the pet parade to the 5k. She also volunteered to place wreaths and flags on the graves of veterans. Monica was known for her caring nature and was always willing to help out for a good cause. Monica was also a supporter of animal shelters and had adopted several pets over the years, including her demon cat Zoey, and her more amiable cat, Agnes, who survives of the home. She spoiled her animals rotten and they loved her for it.

Monica will be remembered for the love and friendship she offered to all. She loved spending time with her family and her friends, especially at Melrose. She will be remembered as the woman who led zoo trips for two generations of nieces and nephews and, as the fun aunt, always bought them souvenirs. She had a smile that could light up a room and a laugh was infectious. She will be missed dearly.

Monica is survived by her sister Patricia (Emanuel) Clark, her brothers, Gary (Cathy) Sampson and Michael (Sue) Sampson, her nephew, Jason Clark, her niece, Katie Sampson, her niece, Amanda (Justin) Van Winkle, and her nephew Gabe (Jesse) Sampson, and her grandnephews and nieces: Cameron, Charissa, Finn, Greta, Gram, and Liam.

Memorials can be made to Animal House Cat Rescue and Adoption Center, 2151 59th Street, St. Louis, MO 63110.


James “Jay” Edward Kay, Sr., age 87, of Desloge, passed away Friday, August 11, 2023, at his residence at Desloge surrounded by his family. He was born on Monday, February 10, 1936, in Iron Mountain to the late Cletius and Luticha {Nieson} Kay.

Jay worked as a millwright with Chrysler Motor Company and retired after 22 years of dedicated service. He enjoyed collecting antique toys, making parts for pedal cars and spending time with his grandchildren. Jay was of Catholic faith.

In addition to his parents, Jay was preceded in death by his brother, Larry Kay and wife Norma; brother-in-law, Clyde Williams.

Jay is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Sandra {Lashley} Kay; children, Anita Warman and husband Michael, James E. Kay, Jr. and wife Brenda, Karen Beatman; eight grandchildren, Rebecca, William, Amanda, Jennifer, Meghan, Tabetha, Tony and Katie; thirteen great-grandchildren, Layne, Alyssa, Ryker, Violet, Ada, Emalee, Owin, Carter, Skylar, Kenzie, Kelsey, Emma and Sydney along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

The family is planning a Celebration of Life service at a later date. Arrangements under the direction of C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Desloge. View obituary and share condolences online at www.czboyer.com


Melvin J. Ryals, 89, of Bonne Terre, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2023, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born Saturday, January 13, 1934 in St. Louis, to the late Chester E. and Cecelia E. (Dobelman) Ryals. He was of Catholic faith and a member of the International Lithographers and Photo Engravers Union LPIU of St. Louis, where he retired as a Photo Engraver. Mel loved boating at Lake of the Ozarks on his Chris-Craft yacht, named “Jamacian Me Krazy!”. He was an avid tv watcher, some of his favorite shows were Young Sheldon, Big Bang theory and episodes of Mash. Some of his special times were spent outdoors with his sons’ shooting guns, but most importantly he loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Alice (Cochran) Ryals; sons, Michael, Thomas and Robert “Bob” Ryals; granddaughter, Amber Christy (Ryals); grandson, T.J. Ryals; sister, Joan Burkemper (Curtis); and in-laws, Robert and Hassell Cochran.

Mel is survived by his two daughters; Pamela Nicholson (Al); Dawn Ryals; daughter in -law, Kathy (late Robert “Bob” ) Ryals; grandchildren, Mandy (Dan) Baumann, Jenny (Dell) Belisle, Jill (Vincent) Wieck, Zach (Erica) Ryals, Ericka (late T.J.) Ryals and Ashley (Ben) Patton; great-grandchildren, Miriam, Evelyn Louise, Maggie, Annabella, Tennessee, Audrey, Truman, Zoe, Bowie, Vanessa, Raelynn, Maybelle, Teddy, and Prudence; twin brother Kelvin Ryals; he is also, survived by many nieces, nephews and special friends, Tammy, Robbie, Terri, Jim, Jan, Ron and many others that were close to his heart. Mel will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him. The family would like to personally thank Ron Nicholson, Ellen Tripp and Serenity Hospice for the love and care of their father during his illness.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre, Wednesday, August 16, 2023, from 4:00 PM until service time of 6:00 PM with Father Jim French officiating. A private burial will follow on Thursday, August 17, 2023 at Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Louis.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Serenity Hospice or Farmington Pet Adoption Center. Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre.


Ollia B. Parker was born February 22, 1927 in Lilbourn, Missouri, and passed away on August 13, 2023 at the age of 97 years.

Ollia was preceded in death by her parents, son Danny Ray Parker and Twelve (12) siblings. She is survived by her daughter Judy and husband Ken Lashley, two (2) grandchildren and two (2) great grandchildren.

Ollia was of the Protestant Faith and enjoyed cooking. She worked for many years at Madison Medical Center in the Laundry Department.


Tommy Earl Shafer Jr. was born on March 5, 1973, at Sikeston, Missouri, the son Tommy Earl Shafer Sr. and Margaret Jones, and passed away on August 6, 2023, at the age of 50 years.

Tommy was preceded in death by his mother Margaret Jones, and son Tommy Earl Shafer III.

Tommy is survived by his father, one (1) son Andrew Thomas Shafer, one (1) daughter, Sara Elizabeth Hammers, one (1) brother, Josh Shafer, three (3) sisters, Marie (Kenny Thompson) Shafer, Michelle (Pete) Abosida, Annette Burton, and five (5) grandchildren.

Tommy enjoyed hunting, spending time with family, and being with the kids.


Gilbert Badgley, 79 of Saint Charles passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2023. He is survived by, Children Michael Badgley, Michelle Barillier, 3 Grandchildren No services will be held at this time.

Full obituary coming soon.


Junior Ray Kemp was born on June 12, 1955, at Zion, Missouri, the son of Earl and Lena (Rauls) Kemp, and passed away on August 8, 2023, at the age of 68 years.

Junior was preceded in death by his mother, his brother Lindell Kemp, step-mother Kay Goad-Kemp, and friend Bob Lesher.

Junior is survived by two (2) brothers, Danny (Sheila) Kemp, Jerry Kemp, one (1) sister, Nancy (Ed) Seymour, seven (7) nieces and nephews, Dana (David) Lanigan, Tiffany (Keb) Cook, Shane (Shannon) Kemp, Michelle (Doug) Gipson, Chad Kemp, Doug (Tasha) Kemp, Doug (Michelle) Kemp, eleven (11) great-nieces and nephews, and one (1) great-great-nephew.

Junior was a member of Twelve Mile Church, and enjoyed painting, turtles, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.


Vicki J. LaBruyere, 71, originally of Leadington, Missouri passed away May 30, 2023 at Houston, Texas.

She was born August 11, 1951 to the late Otis Fingers and Audrey 'Chatman' Fingers. She is survived by her husband, Terry LaBruyere, 3 children, Matthew and wife Amy LaBruyere; Crystal and Tobin Erp; and Dougals LaBruyere, 6 grandchildren, sisters, Cindy Penberthy and Debbie Matthews, Brothers, Roger Fingers and Terry Fingers and wife Natalie,other relatives and friends also survive.

Celebration of Life August 13, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at the Ashlar Complex, 316 West Main Street, Park Hills, Mo. 63601

Burial August 14, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Park Hills, Mo. with Deacon Mike Burcham

Arrangements by the Horton-Wampler Funeral Home, Park Hills, Mo.


William Metcalf, 88, of Park Hills, Missouri passed away August 1, 2023 at his residence.

He was born July 9, 1935 to the late Frank E. Metcalf and Lilly Myrtle 'Burns' Metcalf.

Graveside service date & time pending. Will be at Layne Cemetery, Park Hills, Mo. Check back for updates or call the funeral home at 573-431-2828.

Arrangements by the Horton-Wampler Funeral Home in Park Hills, Missouri.


Cathy Hawkins, 63, of Bonne Terre passed away Friday, August 4, 2023, at her home surrounded by her loved ones. Cathy was born in Bonne Terre, on Friday, August 14, 1959, to the late Donald Sansoucie and Leona (Cain) Jones. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband Kenneth Eugene Hawkins; son, Kenneth David Hawkins; seven brothers, Jim, Henry, Randy, Glenn, Raymond, Johnny, and Joe; sister, Ruth Pruitt.

Cathy is survived by her children; Tina Jennings (Mark), Jamie Hawkins; grandchildren; Cassidy and Jacob Hawkins; brother, David Sansoucie; sister, Faye Rector, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Cathy will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation will be held Monday, August 7, 2023, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the C.Z. Boyer Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. Visitation will resume on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, at 9 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. with Pastor Larry Allison officiating. Interment will follow at St. Francois Memorial Park in Bonne Terre.


Robert Schultz, 63, of Farmington passed away Friday, August 4, 2023 at Mercy Hospice South-de Greeff Hospice House in St. Louis. He was born Tuesday, August 18, 1959 in Dayton, Ohio. Robert was a deacon of First Baptist Church of Farmington and a ceaseless witness for Christ to the end.

Robert was the owner/operator of Schultz Antiques in Saint Mary, Mo. as well as a longtime alderman for the city. He was a master cabinet builder, with the skill for architectural renovations and home remodeling.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Mary Margaret “Molly” Schultz and Emily Ann Schultz; and brothers-in-law, Mike Lindsey, Eddie Lindsey and Douglas Lindsey.

Robert is survived by his loving wife, Susan Paige (Lindsey) Schultz; parents, Robert George Schultz, Sr. and Suzanne Marguerite (Bergeron) Schultz; children Robert Gabriel Schultz (Terri) of Wilmington, NC, Grace Ellen Rivera (Frankie) of Davie, FL, and Nathan Robert Schultz (Hailey Francisco) of Springfield, MO; grandchildren, Francisco “Noah” and Logan Rivera; brothers, Karl Schultz (Lori) of St. Mary, MO and James “Jim” Schultz (Lucia); niece and nephew, Julia and Victor of Hilversum, Netherlands; brother and sisters-in-law, David Lindsey, Leslie Whitaker, and Jill Stange; several other special nieces, nephews and in-laws also survive.

Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, August 19, 2023 at First Baptist Church in Farmington, from 9:30 until the time of service at 11:00 AM with Rev. Greg Robinson officiating. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Robert Schultz to First Baptist Church-Farmington.


Harry Edward Tripp was born on October 27, 1949, at Oak Grove, Missouri, the son of Sam and Lorretta Tripp, and passed away on August 5, 2023, at the age of 73 years.

Harry was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Barbara Tripp, who he married on March 14, 1967, at the Fredericktown Nazarene Church, and two (2) brothers, Darrell (Marilyn) Tripp, and Gerald (Sandy) Tripp.

Harry is survived by one (1) daughter, Kimberly (Keith) Lerche, one (1) son Harry Edward (Tina) Tripp Jr., six (6) siblings, Carolyn (Donald) Miller, Marilyn Jo (Melvin) Tesson, Roger Tripp, Thomas Tripp, Clifford Tripp, Rebecca Susan (Dana) Watkins, three (3) grandchildren, Clay (Chelsey) Lerche, Josie (Kaden) Lee, Anna Tripp, great-grandchild Otto Edward Lerche, and Baby Lee on the way, as well as many in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Harry was of the Catholic Faith, and he enjoyed racing, and spending time with family and friends.

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 8, 2023 from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Follis & Sons funeral home. Services will be Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at 11 A.M. at Follis & Sons funeral home. Interment Marcus Memorial Park Fredericktown, Missouri 


Evelyn E. Kinkead of Farmington passed away August 1, 2023, at Presbyterian Manor at the age of 93. She was born October 1, 1929 in Iowa City, Iowa to the late E. R. and Myra (Overall) Gault. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Anita Coppedge; daughter, Sandra Wood Harvey Hahn; first husband, Robert E. Wood, and second husband, P. Vincent Kinkead.

Evelyn graduated from Farmington High School and lived for several years in the state of Oregon with her first husband. Upon his death, she returned to Farmington as a single mother of their three children. She began working as a dental assistant at Farmington State Hospital.

In 1960, she married P. Vincent Kinkead, whom she had met in church. They were blessed to share 53 years together and had two sons.

She was a lifelong member of Memorial United Methodist Church, where she poured her heart into many activities and programs. She was known for her baking skills and frequently baked for her church's cookie/candy walk, church welcome bags, rummage sale workers as well as for Habitat for Humanity workdays. She spent several years helping to coordinate bereavement dinners for her church. She was a long-time participant for the Help the Hungry Bake Sale by helping to price items, 'watch over' the cake booth and make her famous 'Puppy Chow', loved by many people.

For several years, she volunteered weekly at the Parkland Hospital Gift Shop. She was a 4-H leader for many years, and judged exhibits at the Washington County Fair. She was always quick to respond and find a way to help if she became aware of any problems.

Evelyn was proud of, and dedicated to, her family and her church. She would often be seen smiling and friendly. She was warm-hearted and selflessly gave of her time.

She is survived by her children: Maude (Jim) Kelly, Bill (Becky) Wood, David (Bonnie) Kinkead, and Nick (Robyn) Kinkead; brother: Ron (Barb) Gault; grandchildren: Sarah Kelly (Aaron Blum), Kate Kelly, Laura (James) Ethington, Jeremy (Rebecca) Harvey, Faith Adele Kinkead, Caroline Kinkead, Fallon (Adam)

Traylor, Nicholas (Jenny) Kinkead, and Kara (Scott) McLaughlin; and step grandchildren: Robert and Anne Carron; great-grandchildren: Vincent and Charles Ethington, Eleanor Mae Harvey, Henry, Barrett, Evie, Lottie and Tobias Traylor, Hadley and Willow Kinkead, and Crosby, Luther and Minnie Belle (due in October) McLaughlin; one niece, three nephews and many cousins and friends.

The family would like to give special thanks to Lynne Detring of Detring Home HealthCare, Serenity Hospice and Presbyterian Manor-Farmington for their kind efforts and compassionate care in keeping Evelyn comfortable in the final months and weeks of her life.

Friends and Family may call at Cozean Memorial Chapel on Sunday, August 6, 2023 from 4 – 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Memorial United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 7, 2023, with interment to follow at Knights of Pythias Cemetery. Memorials, if desired, may be made to Help the Hungry Bake Sale or Memorial United Methodist Church of Farmington. View the video tribute, share your condolences and memories at cozeanfuneralhome.com.


On a cool cloudy morning on February 25, 1982

Richard Lee Rowland and Lawana Fay (Stevens) Rowland made a mad dash to the hospital and a little ray of sunshine was born; his name was Adam Kristofor “Pisstofor” Rowland.

From then on, he graced the world with his presence, making people smile wherever he went, being a social butterfly and he never met a stranger.

With great sadness, on July 31, 2023, Adam passed away unexpectedly due to health complications in Nashville, Tennessee at the young age of 41.

Adam was preceded in death by his father.

Adam is survived by his mother, Lawana Rowland, Brother Erik Rowland, Sister Erin (Corey Matthews) Rowland (a.k.a Sissy) and his most favorite niece, Amirah Rowland.

He was loved by his aunts, Linda Brannkey, Tina Rowland-Benberg and many cousins.

Adam was the life of the party making everyone laugh with his jokes and witty comments was his upmost specialty. He had a love for children and animals like no other. He enjoyed golfing, sky diving, fishing, blowing things up, camping, hiking, floating down the river drinking a cold one, a master cook in the kitchen, he had a master's degree in adventure, and they were bound to be interesting, epic and unforgettable with Adam. His life changing, new-found love he discovered 2 years ago was trucking and he mastered it becoming a highly respected trainer.

In the infamous last words from Adam “This is me hanging up.”

Visitation will be Saturday, August 5, 2023 from  12 P.M. to 2 P.M. at Follis & Sons Funeral Home. 

Services will be Saturday, August 5, 2023 at 2 P.M.


Margaret Nancy "Ivie" Helm Bennett, 93, of Southbrook Nursing Center in Farmington, Missouri, passed away July 28, 2023 at Southbrook Nursing Center.

She was born October 7, 1929 in New Port, Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William P. Ivie and Rosie Ida 'Ballard' Ivie; 3 brothers; William, James, Jesse Ivie; 2 sisters; Eva Luvene Coulter and Linda Joann Coulter and by her son; Larry Gene Helm. 

She is survived by her children; Barry Helm and Bev, DIana Hoag and Fred and Ronne Helm and Linda, many grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive.

The family planned a private service with the Horton-Wampler Funeral Home in Park Hills, Missouri.

Memorials may be made to Esther United Methodist Church in Park Hills or the Alzheimer's Fund. 


Kevin Len Hawkins was born April 22, 1957 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Alvin James and Evelyn (Venable) Hawkins and passed away on July 27, 2023 at Fredericktown at the age of 66 years. Kevin was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Alvin Keith Hawkins.

Kevin is survived by his wife Deborah (Ward) Hawkins who he married on April 3, 1989 in St. Francois County, Missouri. Children Alex Hawkins, Greg Garcia, Timothy Garcia and Christina Schulz. One (1) brother Robert James Hawkins (Lauren), One (1) sister Drina Hawkins and (One) sister-in-law Sandy Hawkins.

Grandchildren Jacob Schulz, Ryan Garcia, Morgan Schulz, Lily Smallen, Greyson Garcia, Rilee Hawkins, Aubrey Hawkins. Great Grandchildren Alsie Schulz, August Schulz, Winston Huneycutt, Asher Schulz and Louie McMinn.

In-Laws Rick Ward (Diane), Ed Ward, David Ward (Belinda) Ward, Chris Ward, Dennis Ward (Cheri), Denise Cason.

Kevin enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping.


FARMINGTON - Della "June" Wiles, of Farmington, entered into eternal rest on July 28, 2023, at Presbyterian Manor at the age of 92. She was born on April 27, 1931, in Doe Run, Missouri to the late George and Mary (Burch) Watkins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Margaret Connely, Betty Whitener, George Watkins, Forest Watkins, and Ralph McLeod.

June is survived by her husband of 72 years, Jack Wiles, her sons, Jack Wiles of Farmington and Timothy Wiles (Melissa) of Farmington, her grandchildren, Jeromy Wiles, Emily Wiles, Dylan Wiles, and Katie Pogue, her great grandchildren, Caleb, Junipher, Oliver and Isabella, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.

June formerly worked as a cook for the Farmington and Busiek School Districts. She was a longtime member of First Steps Church of God in Farmington where she played piano, taught Sunday school, prepared meals, and previously served on the board. She was a very giving person who loved helping others. She enjoyed cooking, flowers, gardening, and loved children, especially her own grandkids who she spoiled. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation will be held on Monday, July 31, 2023, from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at Cozean Memorial Chapel. Visitation will resume at 7:00am on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, until time of service at 11:00am in the Cozean Chapel officiated by Pastor Donna Wells-Bevels. Interment to follow at Doe Run Memorial Cemetery. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to Shriners Children's Hospital, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 or https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/locations/stlouis. View the video tribute and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com



Brenda Kay Scoggins, of Farmington, entered into eternal rest on July 30, 2023, at Cedarhurst of Farmington at the age of 71. She was born on January 4, 1952, in Gideon, Missouri to the late Eugene and Lucille (Hatton) Nash. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Joe” Scoggins.

Brenda is survived by her children, Kristina (Clif) Bone of Farmington and Derek Joe (Carrie) Scoggins of Farmington, her grandchildren, Andrew Bone, Michael Bone, Josh (Cindy) Scoggins, Lauren (Rodney) Reiter, and Chloe Scoggins, her great grandchildren, Mason, Addie Kay Nicole, Madilynn, Emrie Jane, Jensen Lee, Tilley Rose, and Riley Jo, her siblings, Dale Nash of Clarkton, Nelda (Elmer) Barnes of Troy, TN, and Carol (Jerry) Ladymon of Farmington, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Brenda formerly worked for the Farmington Correctional Center for many years. She enjoyed shopping, watching HGTV, and loved music, especially Elvis Presley. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

There will be no formal services held. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 11433 Olde Cabin Road, Suite 100, St. Louis, MO 63141 or www.alz.org/stl. Share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.


Betty Jane (Keen) Eaton went to her heavenly home, Friday, July 28, 2023. Betty was 85 years 7 months 21 days. She was born on December 7, 1937, in Cadet to the late Wesley & Marie (Wilkinson) Keen of Bonne Terre.

She was married to the love of her life, the late Darmon Eaton. They were united in marriage in DeSoto County, Mississippi in 1956, and to their union they had two children Terry Eaton & Donna (Eaton) Lewis.

Betty retired on December 12, 1997, from Southeast Missouri Mental Health Center in Farmington with 36 years of dedicated service. Known as “Grandma Betty” she was so proud of each of her grandchildren. Her favorite thing was always family togetherness. She attended House of Praise Church of God in Desloge. Betty was an avid collector of Charlie Brown, St. Louis Cardinals, Thomas Kinkade, Betty Bop and The Grinch. She also enjoyed collecting various bells and shopping on QVC.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Terry; in-laws, Vernie & Alta (Davis) Eaton; grandson, Bradley Lewis; siblings: Patsy Keen, Ralph (Carol) Keen, Vi (Al) Jennings, Kathryn (Bob) Williamson, Paul (Pat) Keen, Bob Keen, brother in infancy “Baby Keen”, brother- in-law, Bill Butler, brothers & sisters in-law; Bud (Mag) Eaton, Erma (Clifford) Frazer, Phyllis (Don) Bohr, Juanita (Henry) Bohnenkamp, Dallas (Dot) Eaton, Clarence Dixon; nephews, Brody Keen, Dale Kennon, Donnie Eaton, Johnathan Scott, Conner Dixon, Jake Eaton; nieces, Sandy Butler, Kathleen Frazer, Sue Reed.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Donna (Richard) Lewis Sr.; daughter-in-law, Connie (Pinson) Eaton; grandchildren, Jason (Alicia Pallo) Eden, Matt (Megan Bell) Eaton, Crystal (Mark) Coffman, Rachael (Ben) Dement, Richard (Amanda Stratton) Lewis II.; great-grandchildren, Madison Eden and Brennon Brackett, Ava Eden and Braydon Scherffius, Bradley Lewis II, Shelby Eaton, Cora Eden, Kyndall Eaton, Chloe Coffman, Richard Lewis III, Kenlee Lewis, Kenadie Eaton, Maverick Dement, Baby Alavia Dement coming in December great- granddaughter Baby Scherffius due in January; special children in her life, Angie Luther and Dalton Boyer; siblings, Veronica (Ronnie) Butler, Shirley (Wyman) Kennon, Jimmy (Joyce) Keen, Charlotte Keen. In Law Siblings: Mary Ann (Eaton) Dixon & Bob) (Charlotte) Eaton along with many special nieces, nephews and lifetime friend, Pat Bess.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Desloge on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Visitation will resume at the House of Praise Church of God in Desloge on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, from 10:00 A.M. until service time at 1:00 P.M. with Rev Josh Vandergraph officiating. Interment will follow at St. Francois Memorial Park Bonne Terre.

Memorials may be made in memory of her grandson, Paul Bradley Lewis Scholarship Fund c/o Leadco Community Credit Union in Park Hills.


Joan Lillian Crawford, of Farmington, entered into eternal rest on July 29, 2023, at Parkland Health Center at the age of 78. She was born on August 5, 1944, in St. Louis, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her foster parents, Thomas and Gladys Schneider, her husband, Harold Everette Crawford Sr. and her brother, John Foerster Jr.

Joan is survived by her children, Susan Rachel (Carol) Krings of Cathedral City, CA and Harold E. (Cecila) Crawford Jr. of Farmington, MO, her grandchildren, Harold “Trey” E. Crawford III, Audrey Crawford, and Corey Crawford, along with many other family members and friends.

Joan retired after 20 years of employment with the Central School District where she worked as an art teacher and a teacher for the New Hope Girls Home. She was a member of the Church of the Open Bible. She enjoyed crafts, drawing, ceramics and her pets. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Services will be held at a later date. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the Church of the Open Bible, 210 South Henry Street, Farmington, MO 63640. Share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.


Bonnie Kay Whitener was born January 12, 1945 in Oakland, California the daughter Homer D. and Lora (Cox) Berry and passed away on July 27, 2023 in St. Louis at the age of 78.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Carl Whitener who she married at Mt. Pisgah Church.

Bonnie is survived by their children Jason Whitener and Angie (Steve) Starkey, One (1) brother Ronnie (Judy) Berry and One (1) sister Kathie Goad. Four (4) grandchildren Meghan Swearengin, Colton (Erin) Starkey, Erin Whitener and Ethan Whitener. Two (2) great grandchildren Suede Swearengin and Denton Swearengin.

Bonnie was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. She enjoyed singing, spending time with family, was very active with her church, church camp and playing the piano.



ST. LOUIS– William James Hinman Sr., of St. Louis, formerly of Baldwinsville, New York, entered into eternal rest on July 25, 2023, surrounded by his loved ones at the age of 84. He was born on March 6, 1939, in Syracuse, New York, to the late James and Helen (Tracey) Hinman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, James Hinman.

 William is survived by his sons, William James Hinman Sr. (Erika) of Richmond, KY and Jeffrey Hinman (Julie) of St. Louis, MO, his grandchildren, Jacob Hinman, Max Hinman, and Hadley Hinman, his special grand dog, Abi, along with many friends.

 William proudly served his country as a veteran of the United States Air Force. He retired after 27 years of service as a police officer for the Camillus, New York police department. William was a very sociable person who loved his hometown of Baldwinsville and spending time with the coffee group at The Cottage. He also enjoyed his volunteer work at the Baldwinsville Museum. After retiring, he loved attending auctions and traveling to Los Angeles to be with his family. He loved dogs and always had treats in his pocket for any dog he came across. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

 Per William’s request, no formal services will be held. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the ASPCA, P.O. Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-6929. Share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.


Hunter James Dowd, age 25 of New Martinsville, West Virginia passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia. He was born on February 6, 1998, to Stephen Gerald and Cynthia Renee (Kirkpatrick) Dowd. His father precedes him in death.

He is survived by one son – Greyson Dowd of St. Louis, Missouri; his mother and stepfather – Cynthia & Robert Karn of New Martinsville; three sisters – Gabriella Hudson and Hattie Dowd also of New Martinsville and Jozie Dowd of Fredericktown, Missouri; grandparents – Melvin (Regina) Dowd of Fredericktown, Lloyd (Faye) Kirkpatrick of Marble Hill, Missouri and Denice (Jerry) Surgent of New Martinsville, West Virginia; stepbrother – Joshua Karn of Sedgewickville, Missouri and stepsister – Constance Karn of Jackson, Missouri.

Hunter was a Fredericktown High School graduate, he had worked as a salesclerk at Dollar General in New Martinsville and enjoyed outdoor sports, golf, basketball, baseball and skate boarding.

Visitation and services information when be posted when information becomes available.

Condolences may be posted on this website.


Jessica Sheckles of Irondale, passed away peacefully at home and went to her eternal home in Heaven, while surrounded by the ones who loved her, Thursday, July 27, 2023, at the age of 47. She was born February 4, 1976, in Farmington, to the late Rev. Charley and Karen (James) Shrum. Jessica graduated from Malden High School and went on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in teaching at Southeast Missouri State University and Master’s Degree at Southwest Baptist University. She taught for 25 years in different districts as well as online courses at Mineral Area College. Jessica also served as the Bismarck High School Cheer Coach.

Jessica lived a devoted life to serving the Lord. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bismarck, where she led the Women’s Ministry and a member of the Praise Band. Jessica enjoyed playing the piano, painting, vacationing at the ocean, but most of all spending time with her family and fur babies.

She is survived by her loving husband, Pastor Matthew Sheckles; children, Macy and Levi Sheckles; sister, Mindy Comer and husband Jake; nieces and nephews; Cody (Chandra) Comer and children Carrigan and Crutcher, Emily (Christian) Plassman, Lainey Comer, Sadie Comer and Molly Comer; mother in-law, Lesa (Michael) Bromley; father in-law, Jim (Sherell) Sheckles; sister in-law, Jessica (Tim) Howard and children Mackenzie Metheny, Molly (Tyler) Vaughn; her church and teaching families also survive. Jessica enjoyed life to the fullest and will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her.

Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church in Bismarck, Tuesday, August 1, 2023, from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM. The visitation will resume Wednesday, August 2, 2023, at 8:00 AM until the time of service at 10:00 AM. Pastor Eric Shrum will be officiating. Interment will follow at Genevieve Baptist Cemetery in Ste. Genevieve. Memorials may be directed through First Baptist Church in Bismarck, to be used for the Jessica Sheckles Scholarship Fund.



Brenda Sue Stricklin, 72, of Farmington passed away July 25, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. She was born October  15, 1950, in Irondale, MO to the late Omer Delmar and Bertha Irene (Brown) Pyatt.

Brenda loved spending time with family, friends and her fur baby, Kiwi. She enjoyed helping others which is why her final selfless deed was to donate her body to science at St. Louis University of Medicine. Brenda touched many lives and will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Rodger Ray Stricklin and son, Bradley Ray Stricklin. 

Brenda is survived by two children, Rodger Lee Stricklin and wife Kathy, Renee' Homan-Bradley and husband Mark; four grandchildren, Dara Homan, Rachel Davis, Kaly Homan and Briana Stricklin; two great-grandchildren, Ember Ray Overbey and Presley Davis; Four siblings, Wanda DuVal, Nancy Frago and husband Lynn, Dorothy Sikes, Merle Pyatt along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Celebration of Brenda's Life will be held on August 6, 2023, from 1:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. at Asher Hall 316 West Main Street Park Hills, Missouri 63601

Arrangements were under direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home- Taylor Chapel in Farmington. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. View obituary and share condolences online at www.czboyer.com



Debra Ann Young, age 66 passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at her home in Desloge, Missouri. She was born on November 11, 1956, in Cambridge Shire, England to John Leman “Jack” and Estella Marie (Lewis) Laurence. On November 10, 1985, she was united in marriage to Randy Ray Young, he preceded her in death on May 23, 2005. She is also preceded by her parents, four brothers and one sister.

She is survived by five children – Mike (Marcie) Laurence of Farmington, Missouri, Christina (Doug) Rupert of Jacksonville, Florida, Samatha Young of Desloge, Jennifer Young also of Desloge and Sabrina Young of St. Louis, Missouri; three sisters – Lonnie Simino of St. Louis, – Vicky Murray of Hampton, Virginia and Shelly Haynes of Eminence, Missouri; sister-in-law – Gloria Laurence of St. Louis; seven grandchildren - Erica Laurence and husband Kory Downs, Cole Laurence, Ashlynn Rupert, Mark Rupert, Mathew Rupert, Abbigail Rupert and Emma Miller; great grandchildren – Mason and Jack Downs.

Debra was foreman at Lee-Roman Manufacturing Company in St. Louis; she enjoyed gardening, listening to music, playing bingo, and going to the casino.

Visitation will be from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, July 29, 2023, at Wilson Funeral Home in Fredericktown, Missouri.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., also on Saturday, July 29, 2023, at Wilson Funeral Home.

Condolences may be posted on this website.

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William James Hinman Sr., of St. Louis, formerly of Baldwinsville, New York, entered into eternal rest on July 25, 2023, surrounded by his loved ones at the age of 84. He was born on March 6, 1939, in Syracuse, New York, to the late James and Helen (Tracey) Hinman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, James Hinman.

William is survived by his sons, William James Hinman Jr. (Erika) of Richmond, KY and Jeffrey Hinman (Julie) of St. Louis, MO, his grandchildren, Jacob Hinman, Max Hinman, and Hadley Hinman, his special grand dog, Gabi, along with many friends.

William proudly served his country as a veteran of the United States Air Force. He retired after 27 years of service as a police officer for the Camillus, New York police department. William was a very sociable person who loved his hometown of Baldwinsville and spending time with the coffee group at The Cottage. He also enjoyed his volunteer work at the Baldwinsville Museum. After retiring, he loved attending auctions and traveling to Los Angeles to be with his family. He loved dogs and always had treats in his pocket for any dog he came across. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Per William’s request, no formal services will be held. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the ASPCA, P.O. Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-6929. Share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.


Pamela Sue Belfield, 54 of De Soto passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2023. She is survived by, Mother, Ruby Belfield, Sister, Jennifer Zithshi, Life Partner, Thomas Mulligan, Biological Mother, Loubelle Ray Niece, Ashlynn James, Aunts, Uncles and many other dear and special relatives and friends. Full obituary coming soon.


Robert James Schwent “Bob”, age 74 passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at his home in Fredericktown, Missouri. He was born on March 10, 1949, in Bonne Terre, Missouri to Freddie and Ethel Schwent.

On March 24, 2012, in Fredericktown, he was united in marriage to Dawn Elaine Walker, she survives at the home.

Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., on Monday, July 31, 2023, at Calvary Church in Fredericktown.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, also at Calvary Church in Fredericktown with Pastor Randy Sawyer officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.


James "Jim" Tanner of Farmington, passed away at his home on July 18, 2023, at the age of 53. He was born September 11, 1969, in Sparta, Illinois to Lee Ann (Swink) Thornton and the late Alfred William Tanner. In addition to his father, he was preceded on death by a brother, John Tanner. 

Jim was a district manager at Measurecomp Corporation covering the Southern coastal states from Texas to Florida, an especially challenging job when hurricanes hit. He was avid soccer player, coach and fan. He also loved the Texan football team and had a ritual of wearing certain Texan gear on game days. In addition, Jim had a love of animals, especially his dogs, who he spoiled and were his constant companions. Jim had a generous heart and delighted in doing small acts of kindness to give others pleasure. He will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his mother, Lee Ann Thornton, 2 children Zach Tanner and Briana Broderick, both of Texas; 2 grandsons; sisters, Carol Mays, Jean (Glen) Gallo and Cathy (Jim) Hargrove; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and good friends. 

A gathering to celebrate Jim's life will be held at Cozean Memorial Chapel on Thursday, July 27, 2023, beginning at 4 p.m. and followed by a memorial service at 6 p.m. with Pastor David Duncan officiating. The family requests that lieu of flowers, donations be given to UMCOR. View the tribute video and share your memories and condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com


Paul Jackson Ottinger, Sr., 75, of French Village, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2023 at Jefferson Barracks VA Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Wednesday, August 6, 1947 in Birchtree, MO, to the late Paul S. and Gladys D. (Price) Ottinger. Paul proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He was retired from Breckenridge Materials as a cement mix driver. He loved being a truck driver. Paul was of Christian faith. He was a hardworker, an avid fisherman, he loved the outdoors, enjoyed hunting, socializing, and he enjoyed his Busch Lite beer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Kimberly D. Sumpter, and his brother, Mark D. Ottinger.

Paul is survived by his children; Paula Kay (Damon) Sumpter, Paul Ottinger, Jr, Tammy Price, Kimberly Dawn (Dallas) Knighton; five grandchildren, Amber Price, Brandon Price, Timothy Ottinger, Camille Ottinger, Kaylee Knighton, Jolene Knighton; two great-grandchildren, Ava and Ryland Price; sister, Linda Manno and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre, Thursday, July 27, 2023, from 10:00 AM until the service time at 11:00 AM. Pastor Randy Murphy will be officiating. Interment will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, at 1:30 P.M., with full military honors.


Donna Runyon, 79, of Bonne Terre, passed away July 23, 2023, at Cedarhurst Senior Living in Farmington. She was born February 21, 1944, in Esther, to the late Ezra and Nellie (Buchanan) Young. Donna attended Providence Baptist Church in Bonne Terre but was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lebanon. Donna worked for a daycare where she loved caring for children. She was an avid reader and enjoyed cross-stitching and working on crossword puzzles.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandchildren, Ashley Nicole and Corey Michael Runyon; and one brother, Ron Young.

Donna is survived by her husband of 54 years, Michael Runyon, Sr.; children, Michael Runyon, Jr. and wife Tracy, Misty Moore and husband Allen; grandchildren, Joseph, Matthew and Karlie Misuraca; great-grandchildren, Gabriel and Benjamin Misuraca; siblings, Marilyn Burns and Margie Wills; special cousins, Sharon Kay Berry and Beverly Crocker; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Tuesday, July 25, 2023, from 5:00 PM until the 9:00 PM. The visitation will resume Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM. Pastor Bobby Upchurch will be officiating. Interment will follow at Three Rivers Cemetery in Farmington. Memorials may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association and Shriners Hospital for Children.


We are saddened to announce the death of Doyle Gene Beck, 89, of Potosi, Missouri. Doyle passed peacefully on Thursday the 20th of July, 2023 at 10:40 in the evening while sleeping at home. Doyle was born on August 17th, 1933 in Ellington, MO to his parents Luther and Pearl Beck. He was the 6th of 10 children. Doyle graduated High School in Ellington in 1952 and joined the Army the following year. He served as a mechanic for 2 years. After his time in the military he met his wife and the love of his life Linda Nell Ezell. After a brief courtship they married on June 23, 1956 and stayed together nearly 70 years. Doyle and Linda had three children Michael, Pamela and Steven.

Doyle was a career man and enjoyed more than one extended tenure in his professional life. Early on he was a conservation agent in Washington County, MO and was the consummate professional, treating both coworkers and wrong-doers with dignity and respect. Some people arrested by him tell stories of Doyle sneaking out of the shadows and catching them red-handed, after moving silently through the brush. His record is that of legend in the area. After a decade in conservation, Doyle changed his career to Insurance and joined with Missouri Farm Bureau, Doyle spent years as a Regional Sales Manager and spent much of his time mentoring and guiding agents all over the state on how to succeed. He was very well respected in the industry and those around him have nothing but kind words and praise when asked about Doyle and his impact on them.

Doyle enjoyed his time away from work as well. He loved horses, the freedom of the outdoors, country life and the sounds of country music. On any given day you could find him watching a Cardinals game, or checking the weather to make sure his family was safe in their travels. He was a man that cared deeply and took his responsibilities very seriously. Above all, Doyle was a family man who was patient, humble and kind to all around him. He was a father figure to so many more than his own children and was highly respected by all.

Doyle is survived by his loving wife, Linda, 3 children, Michael (Nancy) Beck, Pamela (Ed) Jones, Steven (Jenny) Beck, 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and his 3 younger siblings, Wanda (Steve) DeClue, Mary (Russ) Luecke, and Victor (Joan) Beck.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that remembrances be made in the form of donations to the City of Potosi All Inclusive Playground/Splash-Pad Project or the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation


William Douglas Giessmann of Farmington, Missouri was born on October 22, 1947, in Parsons, Kansas to the late George Karl, and Frances Ann (Elledge) Giessmann. William passed away in Park Hills, Missouri on Friday, July 21, 2023, at the age of 75 years, 8 months, 29 days. William was preceded in death by his brother, John David "Jack" Giessmann. William is Survived by, Wife Kimberly Giessmann, Son Douglas, and wife Jessica Giessmann, Daughters Kendra, and husband Jarod Lemke, Kara and husband Frank Osborne, and Jenny and husband Jeremy McCarty, Brother Gary and wife LaDonna Giessmann and  5 Grandchildren. Arrangements are under the direction of Coplin Funeral Home of Park Hills, Missouri


Gary Raymond Bone, 70 of Pevely passed away Friday, July 21, 2023. He is survived by, Wife Charlotte Bone, Children Connie Harbison, and husband Todd, Doug Mercille and wife Sandy Kevin, Michael Mercille, Patrick Bone, and wife Kelly, Son-In-Law David Johns, Sisters Barb Mallia, Lisa Molly, and husband Edward, Vicki Haynes, and husband Tom Gina Hall, and husband Dan, Brothers David Bone, and wife Judy Ronnie Bone, and wife Debbie, Kevin "Slick" Bone, and wife Cathy Randy "Panda" Bone, and wife Lisa, 13 Grandchildren, 2 Great-Grandchildren. Full obituary coming soon.


FORSYTH – Patricia “Pat” Lynn Wiegand Stephens, of Forsyth, passed away on July 22, 2023, at her home at the age of 71. Pat was born in Chillicothe, Missouri, on June 22, 1952, to Eugene Sylvester Wiegand and Helen Louise (Smith) Wiegand. Pat was united in marriage on February 13, 1972, to Harold “Gene” Stephens.

She is survived by her son, Robert Edward Stephens II (Natalie) of the home, her daughter, Courtney Stephens (Danny Porter), and granddaughter, Kendall Coffelt, all of Jefferson City. She is also survived by her sisters, Charlotte Hockman of Arizona, Marie McLane (David) of Arizona, sister-in-law, Janie Wiegand of Cairo, MO; as well as many in laws and several nieces and nephews.

Pat was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her brother, Robert Wiegand.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel officiated by David McLane. Interment to follow at Stephens Cemetery in Marquand, MO at 2:00 p.m. Share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com


Wayne Davis, 78, of Bonne Terre passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Tuesday, July 18, 2023. He was born Wednesday, July 26, 1944 in St. Louis, to the late Lee and Alberta (Landzettel) Davis. Wayne proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was a retiree from Burlington-Northern Railroad. Wayne’s passion was fishing, being outdoors, hunting, boating and was a certified scuba diver instructor.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Gary and George Davis.

Wayne is survived by his loving wife Brenda (Schwent) Davis; children, David (wife Patricia) Davis, Diane (husband Melvin) Gutierrez, Travis (wife Christine) Phillips Brandon (Tara) Phillips; grandchildren, Michele (Benjamin) Weaver, Aimee Ward, Melvin and Joshua Gutierrez, Kiana Phillips William, Brenden and Ethan Weaver; sister-in-law, Linda and Rose Davis, along with several nephews and nieces. Wayne will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A private celebration of life will be held in September. Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre.


Graci Evelyn Edwards, 16, of Park Hills, MO, born July 9, 2007 in Farmington, MO, passed away July 9, 2023.

She is survived by her father, Michael (John) Edwards; mother, Deana Michel; step-father, Mark Boyer; sisters, Cali Cook (Seth Carey) and Casi Cook;

2 Grandmother’s, Donna Michel and Mary Canterberry; 2 Grandfather’s, Ed Skinner and Michael Edwards; Uncles, Mike Michel; Danny Michel and Jacob Hammond; Aunt, Donna Edwards; Nephews, Carter Michael; Emmitt Allen and Matthew David; Niece, Lennon Kate; A nephew on the way, Barrett Roy; And the love of her life, Ethan Workes.  Other relatives and friends also survive.

Visitation Thursday July 13, 2023 from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at the Horton-Wampler Funeral Home in Park Hills, Mo. with Rev. John Hardin.

Service Friday July 14, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at Horton-Wampler Funeral Home with Rev.

Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Leadington, Mo.


Jane Holmes Parks was born October 17, 1933, to Arthur James Holmes and Winnie Mae Hardin in Alton, Missouri. She passed from our lives on July 11, 2023, at home in Middleville, Michigan with her family by her side.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Gospel Light Free Will Baptist Church, Bonne Terre, Missouri on Saturday, July 29, 2023, at 2:00 PM. No visitation or graveside services are planned. she will privately be placed at her final resting place at

St. Francois Memorial Park and Mausoleum with her late husband Harrol Parks.

She is survived by her daughter Rene' Walker Welch (Jon Welch) of Middleville, Michigan, grandchildren Holly Walker and three great grandchildren of Normandy, Missouri, Lacey Belli Dunn (Bill Dunn) and 3 great grandchildren of Wayland, Michigan, Miranda Walker (Zach Harper) of Imperial, Missouri and Austin Walker of Arnold, Missouri. She is also survived by many loving Nieces, Nephews, Family and Friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband Harrol Parks and first husband J.D. Walker, two sons, Johnnie R. Walker, and Jerry D. Walker. She is also preceded in death by her parents and all seven siblings consisting of 3 brothers and 3 sisters.

Jane was a nurse for 40 years before her retirement and loved her profession. Before she graduated from St. Mary's Nursing School in 1969, she was a licensed beautician. Throughout her life, she enjoyed fishing, hunting, sewing, reading, painting, singing gospel music and spending time with family. She also loved animals, especially dogs and doted upon them.

She will be remembered by those who loved her by her smile, laugh, sense of humor and caring ways.

                          "Your life was a blessing,

                            your memory a treasure,

                            you are loved beyond words and

                            missed beyond measure."

                                        -Author Unknown

In lieu of flowers, we would like people to donate in her name to the local Humane Society and/or Animal Shelters. She loved Animals. Arrangements are under the direction of Coplin Funeral Home of Park Hills, Missouri.


Judy Ann Mattingly, of Park Hills, entered into eternal rest on July16, 2023, at her home at the age of 67. She was born on April 15, 1956, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, to the late Bradley Anderson Payne and Jewell Bonita (Rogers) Payne. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard "Daredevil" Mattingly in 2016; three brothers, Billy, Bobby, and Earl Payne; a sister, Glenna Wilson and a niece, Sheila Rudis. 

At a young age, Judy's family moved to St. Louis where she attended Ames Elementary School and Ritenour High School where she met the love of her life, Rick Mattingly. He became her husband in the years to come and through the years they lived in various places. Rick's stint in the military took them to Georgia in 1980. After relocating back to Missouri, they lives in Desloge where for a time they owned the Texaco Gas Statioin. Judy worked for twenty years at Proffer Produce where she was quality control. She and Rick loved racing and participated for many years in statewide racing events. Later in life, Judy enthusiasm as a ray of sunshine and they called her "Shenanigan Enthusiast". She was a flower gardener and helped with the vegetable gardens as well and she loved to host big family gatherings.

Survivors include her two sons, Jeffery (Jessica) Mattingly and Terry (Angela) Mattingly; grandchildren, J.T Suraud, Jaysen Mattingly, Alyssa Mattingly, Justin Mattingly, and Brayden Mattingly; great grandchildren, Olivia Suraud and one on the way; siblings, Roy (Mary) Payne, Betty (Jim) Campbell, Larry Payne and Sue (Mike) Lunsford; many nieces, nephews, and extended family. 

Friends and family may call from noon on Saturday, July 22,2023, until the time of the funeral service at 2 P.M. in the Cozean Memorial Chapel with Pastor Bradley Asher officiating. Interment will follow at Parkview Cemetery in Farmington. Memorials, if desired, may be made to Elvins Food Pantry and Belgrade Pentecostal Church of God in Judy's name. View the tribute video and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com 


Wyatt Alan VanGundy of French Village, Missouri was born in Chillcothe, Ohio on December 15, 1996 to Mark VanGundy and Kimberly Patterson. Wyatt enjoyed hunting, fishing, loved music and spending time outdoors and being with his family. Wyatt departed this life on July 6, 2023 at the age of 26 years 6 months and 21 days. He as preceded by a sister, Amber Rogers. Wyatt was survived by his father, Mark VanGundy, and his mother, Kimberly Patterson his grandmother,  Ada Patterson, his brothers, Zachary Rogers, and Cody VanGundy and Jordy VanGundy his sisters, Krista Rogers and Tia VanGundy and his niece,  Miyah Rogers. He had many friends and family.

Private service will be held by the family and Coplin Funeral in charge of the arrangements.


Juanita Thomlison, age 91, formerly of Park Hills passed away at Ozark Manor in Fredericktown. She was born January 27, 1932, in Glover, MO to the late Curte and Ada Mae (Sexton) Boomershine. She was also preceded by her daughter, Lisa Ann Thomlison-Hash, her son, Richard Thomlison; 3 brothers and 6 sisters.

Juanita is survived by a daughter in law, Angie Thomlison; many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ramona Amell.

A graveside service will be held 11:30 am, Monday July 10, 2023, at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Leadington.


Roger Lashley, 73, of Leadwood, passed away Friday, July 7, 2023, at Mercy South Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Sunday, September 25, 1949, to the late Otto and Catherine (Darrough) Lashley. Roger worked as a foreman for St. Joe Lead Company. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents; son Roger Wayne Lashley; brothers, Jimmie Lashley, Chris Lashley and Jerry Darrough.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Betty Lou (Davis) Lashley; daughters, Laurie Raker and husband John, and Stacy Glore; grandchildren, Caleb Glore and wife Heather, Harlie Glore, Sami Glore; great-grandchildren, Landen and Mason, Wyatt and Liam; siblings Harold (Jane) Lashley, Barbara Thompson, Kathy Mair (Dennis); sister-in-law, Betty Darrough.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer & Son Desloge, Tuesday, July 11, 2023, from 3:00 PM until the time of service at 6:00 PM. Reverend Mike Barton will be officiating assisted by Gary Barlow.


Brenda Lee Edgar (nee McFarland), age 85, was born in Desloge, Missouri, August 22, 1937. She passed away Thursday, July 6, 2023, in her home in Desloge, Missouri.

Brenda loved her family, but God was first and foremost. She led her life with a Christian’s heart and shared a love of pure joy. Married to Arnold Edgar, in 1958, they shared a deep love with each other we all could aspire to; honoring each other with commitment, respect and dedication.

Brenda began her career as a phone operator for Southwest Bell Telephone Company in St. Louis, working with her best friend, Jan Stevens. The two shared an apartment at the Salvation Army Evangeline Residence. Later in life she worked for North County Elementary School as a Paraprofessional. She worked with special needs children, her true calling for a career.

Baptized when she was 8 years old, Brenda attended First Baptist Church in Desloge working with children in Sunday School Classes, Vacation Bible School and faithfully attending her Faithful Workers Sunday School class before services.

The lady loved her crossword puzzles and working in her backyard with special attention to her flowers. She welcomed the neighborhood kids to have a popsicle on the front porch and we all know the candy dish was always full of everyone’s favorites.

Whether it was square dancing, camping adventures, traveling to Yellowstone, Canada to fish or even on their cruise, Brenda never met a stranger. Her gift of gab and warm heart was shared with everyone she stood next to in line, sat by in a restaurant or met along the way.

Brenda was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Edgar, parents Othal and Helen McFarland, her inlaws Marie and Arless Edgar and special aunt/friend, Zetta Belle Hudson, in addition to dear niece Amy (Joe) Wells.

Brenda is survived by her brother David (Cindi) McFarland and four children: sons Randy (Julianne) Edgar, Terry (Anita) Edgar, Danny (Susi) Edgar and daughter Julie (Chris) Hill, beloved nieces and nephews and dearest friend Jan Stevens.

She was blessed over and over with Grandchildren: Kevin (Stacy) Edgar, Mindy, Ryan, Bradley Edgar, Breyanne (Bruno) Edgar, Emily (Jared) Kemper, Tyler (Amanda) Edgar, Mark and Brittani Schwartzkopf, Isaac Edgar, Grant Hill, Alison (Adam) Griffith, Nolan Hill.

Great Grandchildren Holden, Colten, Kenlee, Kristin, Rylee, Baylee, Parker, Lillian, Maggie, Isabella Lucia, Isabella Rose, Orah, Rigby, Thatcher, Eve, and baby August on the way.

Great Great Grand daughter, baby Avler, on the way.

Services will be held at First Baptist Church of Desloge, 411 N. Harding in Desloge, Missouri, on Friday, July 14, 2023 from 2-4 p.m., service immediately following. In lieu of flowers or a memorial donation, please donate to North County Primary, Lunch Pals program; affording unpayable balances to be satisfied helping those in need. Contact Brenda’s daughter, Julie Hill for donation information.



Michael Roy Coleman, 72 of Potosi passed away Saturday, July 15, 2023. He is survived by, Wife, Dora Jean Coleman and his Daughter, Roxana Renee Hall and husband Bernard and his Son, Michael "Wayne" Coleman and wife Anna, his Brother,Richard "Rick" Neil Coleman and wife Irma, 5 Grandchildren, 1 Great-Grandchildren

Full Obituary Coming.


Janet L. (Yancey) McMillin was born on August 8, 1946, the daughter of Edward and Reeva (Beabout) Yancey, and passed away on July 4, 2023, at the age of 76 years.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents, and one (1) brother Walter Yancey.

Janet is survived by her husband Robert McMillin, who she married on August 17, 1992, one (1) son Bill (Kelly) Hay, two (2) daughters, Jolleen (Bruce) Comnick, Amy Quinton, five (5) grandchildren, and five (5) great-grandchildren.

Janet was of the Christian Faith, and she enjoyed gardening, hummingbirds, nature, and sitting on her willy, nilly, silly, front porch that makes her smile.


Tommy Thomas, 73, of Park Hills, passed away Friday, July 7, 2023, at Country Meadows in Park Hills. He was born on Wednesday, April 12, 1950, in Bonne Terre, to the late Clarence Elmo and Virginia Marie (Franklin) Thomas. Tommy was a laborer and worked for Brockmiller Construction in Farmington. He was a member of Elvins- Ionic Masonic Lodge #154 in Desloge and enjoyed going fishing, hunting, and watching the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball. In his earlier years, Tommy loved to go skiing and race dirt bikes.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Beverly “Bev” (Leftridge) Thomas; daughter, Shelly Thomas and brother, Gene Thomas.

Tommy is survived by stepchildren, Brandi Wells-Richardson and husband Jeff, Cassie Wells-Brauer; step-grandchildren, Cody Wade, Lucas Richardson, Layne Brauer and Corrine Brauer; siblings, Jerry Thomas and wife Diane, Susie Thomas and significant other, Denny Stokes; sister in-law, Janet Thomas; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Monday, July 10, 2023, from 11:00 AM until the time of service at 1:00 PM. A Masonic Service will start at 12:45 PM. Interment will follow at St. Francois Memorial in Bonne Terre. Memorials may be directed to the Farmington Pet Adoption Center in Farmington.

Cory Lynn Sansoucie, a loving and devoted family man, passed away on July 13, 2023, at the age of 46. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all those whose lives he touched.

Cory was born in St. Louis, Missouri on August 25, 1976, to his loving parents Richard "Dick" Sansoucie and Gloria Thebeau. He grew up in a tight-knit family and cherished the bond he had with his siblings. Cory was a proud graduate of DeSoto High School in the class of 1993.

Following his graduation, Cory embarked on an honorable military career. From 1994 to 2002, he served in the Army National Guard. His dedication to serving his country was an inspiration to those around him. After completing his military service, Cory found employment as a dedicated worker for the 110 Laborers Union and Jacobs Meyers and Owned/Operated Right On Concrete for an impressive span of 26 years. He took great pride in his work and contributed immensely to these organizations throughout his career.

Beyond his professional achievements, Cory was known for being fun-loving and having an incredible work ethic. His energy and positive attitude were infectious to everyone he encountered. He lived life fully and embraced every moment with zest. When Cory wasn't working, he enjoyed indulging in his passion for barbecue. Alongside his brothers, he co-founded "2 Bubs N Rub Pitmasters," where they created mouthwatering dishes that brought joy to many. Cory's culinary prowess was celebrated by all who had the pleasure of tasting his creations. Cory was also a man of deep faith and found solace in going to church with his family. His spirituality was an integral part of his life, guiding him through both the highs and lows.

A kind and compassionate soul, Cory leaves behind a large circle of loved ones, each with cherished memories of his unwavering presence. He is survived by his son AJ Sansoucie, father Richard "Dick" Sansoucie and wife Darla, mother Gloria Thebeau and husband Bernard, sister Stacey Kavanaugh and husband JR, brother James Sansoucie and wife Tricia, step-sisters Gail (Dave) Wagy, step-brothers, Bernie Jr. (Liz) Thebeau and Michael (Lea) Thebeau. His nieces, Ashley Wilson and husband Kurtis, Taylor Ferguson and Ciara “Rosie” Ferguson, Nephew Zaniel Watts, mother of his son, Alischa Sansoucie, aunts, uncles, other relatives, dear and special friends were all blessed to have had Cory in their lives.

Cory will forever hold a special place in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. May his soul rest in eternal peace, and may we find comfort in the cherished memories we shared with him. Visitation on Monday, July 17th 8:30- 10:30 A.M. Funeral Service will be at 10 A.M at Moore Funeral Homes in Potosi. 

In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to the American Heart Association..


James Dickerson of Desloge, Missouri was born on July 27, 1942 in Elvins, Missouri to the late Dallas and Edna (Bower) Dickerson. James departed this life on July 14, 2023 at the age of 80 years, 11 months and 22 days.

James is survived by; His wife of 61 years: Sharon Dickerson, Sons: Kevin and his wife Valta Dickerson of Park Hills, Missouri and Bryon Dickerson of Lebanon, Missouri. Daughter: Angela Snider and Tracy Fehr of Desloge, Missouri. Grandchildren: Amber and wife Ashley Dickerson, Matthew Dickerson, Mickel Dickerson, Zoe Dickerson, Zak Dickerson, Macy Dickerson, Kaylee Snider, Tristan Fehr and Tanner Fehr. Brothers: Larry and Darryl Dickerson. Sisters: Barb Rawlings and Judy Henson. Fury companion his dog, Molly Jean.

There will be no services at this time and Coplin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Rodney Joe Adams, 68 of Potosi passed away Saturday, July 15, 2023. He is survived by, Wife Cathy Adams and Children, Jody Elizabeth Adams, Brian Adams, and wife Jamie, Timothy Adams, and wife Kaylynn. Also surviving are 8 Grandchildren. Services will be held at a later date. Full obituary coming soon.


Young Reed, age 69, of Desloge, passed away Friday, July 14, 2023, at Mercy South in St. Louis. He was born on Saturday, April 24, 1954, in Colorado Springs, Colorado to the late Gene and Etta (Wilson) Reed.

Young Reed was raised on the racetracks of Colorado, Kansas, & Arizona. He was a genuine cowboy and a great horseman. He possessed multiple talents, being not only a skilled cowboy and horseman but also a visionary carpenter. One of his greatest passions was helping others, and his true calling was to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ worldwide, which is when he was his happiest. As part of his mission, he established Africa Ho Ministries, dedicating himself to spreading the message of hope and faith throughout Africa. The impact of his ministry was especially felt in Uganda and Kenya, where they continue to spread the love of Jesus. Throughout Africa he was known as “The Jesus Cowboy”, a testament to the love and admiration he showed to the people. His presence was cherished, and his loss will be deeply felt across the world.

Young is survived by his loving wife, Penny (Harris) McDowell; children, Jeremy Young Reed, Grant Jameson Reed and wife Ashley, Renata Allyn Fair and husband John; bonus children, Jeromy McDowell and wife Julie, Nicole McDowell and fiancé Jag Oakes; grandchildren, Conrad Reed, Madelyn Amyx, Alexander Ray Jameson Reed, Allyn Kenzlee Fair and Jaxston Fair; bonus grandchildren, Kai McDowell, Kendall McDowell and Cru McDowell; brothers,Hunt Reed, Joe Reed, and Matt Reed; sisters Debra Reed, Candence Vanderbilt; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends from around the world.

The family is planning a Celebration of Life service at a later date. In memory of Young, memorials can be sent to the ministry Paypal at:

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Arrangements under the direction of C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Desloge.



Connie Marie Negretti of Bourbon, MO, formerly of Steelville, passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at the age of 60. Connie will have a visitation at 11 a.m. until service time at 1P.M. on Tuesday, July 18, 2023. It will be held at Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, MO. Connie had two sons, Tommy Blake of Springfield, MO and Keith Blake of St. James, MO. She had two sisters, Evelyn (Delbert) Turnbough and Beverly (Dale) Lunsford all of Steelville, MO. Her Brothers were Dennis (Gloria) Plank of Sullivan, MO, Frank Plank of Cuba, MO and Richard (Jessica) Plank of Nixa, MO. Connie had 8 grandchildren  and many other relatives and friends.



Kenneth Douglas Skaggs Jr., 56, of Bonne Terre passed away Saturday, July 8, 2023, at his home with his loved ones. He was born Tuesday, December 20, 1966, in Fredericktown. He was the son of Kenneth D. Skaggs and Shirley Ann (Sander) Patrick. Doug enjoyed driving dump trucks and sealing parking lots and driveways. He was a huge fan of Elvis music but he most enjoyed being a grandpa and spending time with his family.

Doug was preceded in death by his father as well as a sister, Tammy Stark; his grandparents, Kennard & Anna (Foist) Skaggs, and Clarence & Emma Sander.
Doug is survived by his wife, Debbie Jean (Rector) Skaggs; children, Ryan DeGonia, Kyle Skaggs (Emily), Riley Skaggs; stepchildren, Megan Wadlow, and Daniel Noll II; grandchildren, Karsyn, Letty, Haedyn, Hunter, Kayden, Kamden; siblings, Terry Ann Lorance (Donald), Keith Skaggs (Linda), Alisha Thacker (Micha), Shawn Skaggs (Tina), Peggy Sieli (Ron), and Pam Boyer. Doug is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 13, 2023, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. Visitation will resume on Friday, July 14, 2023, at 9:00 AM until service time of 11:00 AM with Pastor Darryl Rhodes officiating. Burial will follow at Bonne Terre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to American Cancer Society. View obituary and share condolences online at czboyer.com


Janet L. McMillin of Farmington, MO passed away on Tuesday. July 4, 2023 at the age of 76. Visitation will be Monday, July 10, 2023 from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. At Follis & Sons Chapel Interment Marcus Memorial Park in Fredricktown, MO. 


Tom Pierce, 62 of Bonne Terre passed away Sunday, July 9, 2023 at his residence surround by his loved ones. He was born Wednesday, May 10, 1961 in Bonne Terre, he was the son of the late Everett and Louise (Boyer) Pierce. Tom was born and raised in Bonne Terre and lived there with his loving wife Laura. Throughout their successful marriage of 39 years, Tom and Laura did nearly everything together. Tom was well known for his love of antique auto restoration, among the most notable of Tom's vehicles his Studebaker he drove around proudly with his fur baby Taz. 

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother , Gene Pierce; in-laws, Wallace and Jeanne Johnson.

Those left to cherish Tom's memory include his wife Laura (Johnson) Pierce, siblings, Sheila Skaggs and Dale Pierce. He will be dearly missed by many family members, friends and his fur baby Taz.

A celebration of Tom's life will be planned at a later date.

View obituary and share condolences online at www.czboyer.com



Norma “Faye” Brown, of Herculaneum and formerly of Farmington, passed away July 6, 2023, at Scenic Nursing and Rehab Facility at the age of 94. She was born in Paragould, Arkansas on January 22, 1929, to the late Clarence Raymond Reddick and Alice Bell (Williams) Reddick. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Brown; a daughter, Norma Jean Sisk, a daughter, Jill Brown; a granddaughter, Jennifer Bone; a grandson, Steven Sisk; her son-in-law, Steve Sisk and four siblings.

Faye grew up in the community of Poplar, Arkansas in Northeast Arkansas where she was raised on a farm and went to the rural Alexander school. She married George Brown before World War II. While George went to serve in the military during the war she stayed in Arkansas where she began raising their family. After the war, they relocated to the St. Louis area. She kept very busy with a family of five children but found time to take on odd jobs. After the youngest child was in school, she went to work for Prince Gardner, and she retired after 24 years of service stitching wallets and billfolds.

Faye loved to sing and in fact sang with her husband in a quartette and with the choir at Westside General Baptist Church. She was a crafter and enjoyed taking her creations to crafts shows, mostly selling pillows and quilts. As many mothers did years ago, she made many, many dresses for her daughters as they were growing up.

Survivors include her children, Judy Eddings, Janice (Lyndon) Ruediger, Joan (Steve) Tiepelman, “Stone Hands” Brown, many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; her sister, Ida Mae Underwood and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.

There will be a visitation on Friday, July 14, 2023 beginning at 9 a.m. with a funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. in the Cozean Chapel with Garry McCartney officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Children’s Home of Paragould, Arkansas, or the Alzheimer’s Association. Share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.


Jewell "Judy" Elyse Scott, of Farmington, entered into eternal rest on July 4, 2023, at Mercy Hospital Jefferson at the age of 82. She was born on August 2nd, 1940, to the late Walter Jones and Genevieve (Gilbert) Kimmel of Kilbourn, Iowa.

Judy worked at the Fairfield Glove Factory and Bonaparte Glove Factory for years until her move to Scott City, Missouri. She was well known in the community. 

Judy is survived by her children, whom she raised in Farmington Iowa., Mike and Mary Scott, Marvin Scott, and Misty Murphy, beautiful grandchildren, Joshua Huckstep and Noah Scott, Darlene Scott, Sharlene Scott and Jessica Cannon, along with great grandchildren, Synthia Grace, Primrose, Autumn, and Levi. She is also survived by her sister, Linda Griggs of Crescent Springs, KY and two nieces, Tammy Armstrong and Candice Hootman and their children and nephew, Anthony Griggs. 

There will be no formal services but her final resting place will be in Kilbourn, Iowa at the family plots. Share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com


Arthur Greenlee, 63 of Potosi passed away Friday, July 7, 2023. Survived by, Daughters, Christina Greenlee, Edna Greenlee and Sisters, Irma Shoultz, Doris Dicus, and husband Donald. Also survived by Brother Gary Greenlee and wife Debbie, and two Grandchildren. Full obituary coming soon, services will be held at a later date.


Nancy Ann (Stumbaugh) Pearce was born on August 20, 1952, the daughter of Paul and Katy Stumbaugh, and passed away on July 4, 2023, at the age of 70 years.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Terry Pearce, who she married on May 31, 1985 at Fredericktown, two (2) brothers, Paul Stumbaugh Jr., Robert Stumbaugh, and two infant siblings, Carl and Margie Stumbaugh.

Nancy is survived by two (2) sons, Daniel Kaiser, Joseph (Lynn) Kaiser, four (4) brothers, Mike Stumbaugh, Melvin (Linda) Stumbaugh, Billy (Maxanne) Stumbaugh, Tommy Stumbaugh, two (2) sisters, Debbie Lovins, Alice (Bob) Starkey, and three (3) grandchildren, Bryan Kaiser, Breanna Kaiser, and Brooklynn Kaiser.

Nancy was of the Christian Faith, and enjoyed reading, sewing, crocheting, fishing, and spending time with her grandkids.

The Visitation will be held at Follis & Sons Chapel, 700 Plaza Dr., Fredricktown, MO., on Thursday, July 06, 2023 at 10:30 AM until 1:00 PM.


David Edward Gutscher, of Park Hills, entered into eternal rest on July 5, 2023, at his home surrounded by his loved ones at the age of 68. He was born on June 22, 1955, in Boston, Massachusetts, to the late Robert and Shirley (King) Gutscher. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Sharon Gutscher.

David is survived by his wife of 39 years, Penny (McBride) Gutscher, his children, Samantha Gutscher of Park Hills, MO, Leon Gutscher of Spokane, MO, and Robert Gutscher of Park Hills, MO, his brother, Charles “Chuck” Gutscher of Birch Tree, MO and his sister, Cheryl and husband, Frank Shoults of Hartshorn, MO, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.

David retired as a sawmill worker. He was a man of Christian faith and loved his family and friends dearly. He enjoyed camping, floating, and going to car races, carshows and truck pulls with his sons. He also loved to cook and always made Sunday dinners for his family. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel in Farmington, MO. Private inurnment at Birch Tree Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the ALS Association, 1300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22209 or to Tobii Dynavox, 2100 Wharton Street, Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, an organization that provides speech generating devices to ALS patients. View the video tribute and share condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.


Sandra Lea Camden passed away July 1, 2023 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis at the age of 60. She was born in Bismarck, Missouri on April 16, 1963 to Betty Carl Johnson and the late Charles Carl. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by two sons, Brandon Sherrill and Logan Camden; niece, Kylie Mae Jackson; step-father, Coy Johnson; father-in-law, Lloyd Camden, and brothers-in-law, Darwin Camden and Drexel Camden.

Sandra lived life to the fullest. She was outgoing and never met a stranger. When she was spending time near the pool or at the beach she was in her element. She also enjoyed shopping, reading, traveling and sewing. Her granddaughter, Wrinley, was the apple of her eye and she loved spending time with her.

Sandra worked as the assistant to the Warden at the Farmington Correctional Facility where she had been employed for twenty plus years.

Survivors in addition to her mother, Betty, include her husband of 31 years, Randy Camden; two children, Talon Camden and Jake (Missy) Cluck; her granddaughter, Wrinley Ann Camden who she was “Granny” to; her siblings, Mike (Colleen) Carl and Connie (Jim) Cramer; her mother-in-law, Glenda Camden; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

There will be a visitation on Friday July 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel. View the tribute video and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.



Jewell "Judy" Elyse Scott, of Farmington, entered into eternal rest on July 4, 2023, at Mercy Hospital Jefferson at the age of 82. She was born on August 2, 1940, to the late Walter Jones and Genevieve (Gilbert) Kimmel of Kilbourn, Iowa.

Judy worked at the Fairfield Glove Factory and Bonaparte Glove Factory for years until her move to Scott City, Missouri. She was well known to the community.

Judy is survived by her children, whom she raised in Farmington Iowa, Mike and Mary Scott, Marvin Scott, and Misty Murphy, beautiful grandchildren, Joshua Huckstep and Noah Scott, Darlene Scott, Sharlene Scott and Jessica Cannon, along with great grandchildren, Synthia, Grace, Primrose, Autumn, and Levi. She is also survived by her sister, Linda Griggs of Crescent Springs, KY and two nieces, Tammy Armstrong and Candice Hootman and their children and a nephew, Anthony Griggs.

There will be no formal services but her final resting place will be in Kilbourn, Iowa at the family plots. Share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com



Sakhiya Luvie’Rose Orrick, entered into eternal rest suddenly on July 4, 2023, at her grandma’s home at the age of 2 weeks and 2 days. Sakhiya was born on June 18, 2023, in St. Louis, Missouri to Kayleigh Orrick and Bo Politte.

She is survived by her parents, Kayleigh Orrick and Bo Politte of Desloge, her grandmother, Brooke Orrick of Farmington, her grandfather, Ozzie Golden Jr. of Farmington, her aunts and uncles, Ozzie Golden III, Brookelynn Golden, Jade May, Devian Golden, Dylan May, Bree Sudmyer, and Isaac Golden, her great aunt and great uncle, Katie Wood and Justin Orrick, her cousins, Danielle Smith, Kaytlyn Parsons, Austin Johnson, and Devin Orrick, along with many other family members.

Sakhiya was preceded in death by her great grandfather, Ronnie Orrick, her great grandmother, Debbie Orrick, her uncle, Tye Lambing, her great uncle, Nicholas Orrick, and her cousins, Madilynn Paislee May and Zurriahh Michelle Kellum.

Sakhiya was a precious child with a beautiful smile who was loved dearly by her family and will forever be missed.

Visitation will be held on Monday, July 10, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Cozean Missouri Chapel at 217 W. Columbia ST. Farmington, MO.




Giugno “Jr.” Giacomo Renna, of Farmington, entered intoeternal rest on July 2, 2023, at Community Manor Nursing Center at the age of91. He was born August 30, 1931, to the late John and Carolina (Petrillo) Rennawhile visiting Manhattan, New York. Originally from Naples, Italy, the familyreturned to New York to reside when Jr. was fourteen years old. He taughthimself how to speak English by comparing the character’s actions to the wordsfrom the St. Louis Post Dispatch comic section.

He was a man of many skills and talents. He was a mechanicat a young age when he began to build and race his own cars, only to bring homean enormous number of trophies. He loved to fly and maintain his own airplanes.He retired from IUOE Local 513 Operating Engineers where he built numeroushighways, bridges, roller coasters, etc., many that we still see today.

Jr. had an extraordinary zest for life. He had deeppassionate love for his family, friends, and mankind in general. His devotionto this country was incredible. We called him the “white knight” because he wasalways the first to jump in and help anyone with anything. He loved dancing,fishing, landscaping, long drives, and anything else life had to offer. He willbe deeply missed by so many people whose lives he touched.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by hiswife of 51 years, Joyce Ann (Murphy) Renna, two brothers, Pasquale Renna andPete Renna, his sister, Lillian Lang, two nieces, Barbara (Lang) Frazier andVirginia (Lang) Dyer, his great granddaughter, Christina Lea Renna, and manybrothers and sisters-in-law.

Jr. is survived by his sons, Dennis (Tracy) Renna of Ste.Genevieve and Mike Renna of North Carolina, his daughter, Sandy (Mark) Flippinof Ste. Genevieve, his grandsons, Brian Renna of Ste. Genevieve, John Renna ofFarmington, and Derek Flipping of Colorado, his great granddaughter, RileighRenna of Farmington, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. 

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 7, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel officiated by Pastor Michael Barton. Interment to follow at Little Vine Cemetery. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the Little Vine Cemetery Maintenance, c/o Carol McCord, 401 South A Street, Farmington, MO 63640 or to the American Cancer Society, P.P. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741 or http://www.cancer.org/.

Robert Eugene Metcalf was born November 12, 1936 in St. Louis, Missouri the son of William Lewis and Leona Louise (Myers) Metcalf, and passed away on June 29, 2023 at the age of 86 years.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, his brother William Lewis Metcalf Jr.

Bob is survived by his wife Colleen (Winter) Metcalf who he married on April 21, 1961 at Arlington, Virginia.

Bob was a member of the United Methodist and a U.S. Army Veteran.

He enjoyed St. Cardinals Baseball, Mizzou Sports. Bob was a postal worker from 1965 to 2000 carrying the mail.

Bob had a passion for farming, raising registered Angus Cattle, selling and going to Registered Angus Bull sales.

Visitation at Follis & Sons Chapel, 700 Plaza Dr, Fredericktown, MO., on Friday, July 07, 2023 at 10:00 AM.

Memorial Service at Follis & Sons Chapel on Friday, July 07, 2023 at 11:00 AM

Larry A. "PeeWee" Anderson, of Farmington, passed on to his heavenly home at June 29, 2023 at Parkland Health Center at the age of 77. He was born in Port Clinton, Ohio on July 19, 1945 to the late Clarence Anderson and Ruth (Thompson) Anderson. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Sherry McMurray, Mary McMacken and a brother, Eddie Anderson.

Larry was a lifelong resident of the Northeast Ohio area where he worked as a heavy equipment operator for many years at Celetex Corporation. His favorite hobbies were fishing and relaxing on the front porch. During the past two years he experienced peace and joy living with his daughter on her farm. Larry was a devoted and loving father who adored his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ann (Dale) Craig of Farmington, a son, Mike (Amy) Anderson of Port Clinton, Ohio and a daughter, Jessika Anderson of Oak Harbor, Ohio; four grandchildren, Robbie Craig, Melissa Golden, Andrew Miller and Jenna Anderson; four great grandchildren; a sister, Carol Kirby of Port Clinton, Ohio and a brother, Johnny Anderson of the state of Texas.

A celebration of life will be held in Ohio at a later date. Share your memories and condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.

Buck left this world and made his journey to Heaven on June 27th, 2023. He came into this world with a big personality on the Fourth Of July in 1940, in St. Louis Mo. He was known to be a firecracker and made sure everyone knew his birthday was “real” holiday. He was born to the late Frank and Rose Bockenholt. He went to school at Bishop DuBourg , in St. Louis and always had a love of building and fixing things. He would reminisce about working on his 57 Chevy that was a sharp car and how he loved to take it cruising. He owned two of them and were no doubt his favorite cars that he’s owned.

Buck met the love of his life Arlene “Sis” Fendler in 1955, and they were married in 1959. He would be the first to say it was love at first sight and they had to be together. Buck loved Sis with all of his heart, and it poured out of him. Anyone who ever encountered them could see it. They have set a great example for so many of what a great partnership and marriage should look like. They have had a blast in their life together along with hard times and tragedy, but love was always there, that kept them together, and brought them through. They raised two sons Terry and Frankie, and Buck would often reflect on raising his boys and camping trips they would take. He loved to share those precious memories. He worked as an engineer often with banks. When he retired, they pursued their retirement dream of traveling. They sold out, bought a motor home and enjoyed it until gas prices forced them to change up their means of travel. He loved to take adventures and would advise everyone to travel, not to ever wait to take a trip. He lived without regrets and would tell everyone else to do so. Often, he would say, “what good does it do to worry? You need a vacation and to see some place new.” He also loved casinos, lottery tickets, keno, and any other way to hit some big money which has done on occasion. He had the best luck and bragged frequently about his winning. “Always hit max bet or you will never win anything” He loved Sis’s cooking, a beautiful evening outside with fire, and good company. He was known to be able to build and fix anything with his hands. He loved to talk about life and every once in a while a weird tidbit would spurt out about his youth. For example, he won the Mo State Spelling Bee when he was in elementary school. He played the accordion on the Admiral. He gave nicknames to his loved ones and picked on them every chance he got.

Buck was special to so many people. He was loyal to his family, not all family was blood related but rather chosen from his heart. He was proceeded in death by his son Frankie. His siblings Margret Ruth, Bill, and Dorothy. Survived by his Sweetheart Arlene “Sis”, his son Terry (Tommy) Bockenholt, family of the heart Jamie, Samantha, Amber, and Kailey Holmes. He had a very special relationship with his Brother in Law and Sister in Law Marty and Patti Fendler whom they shared the retirement compound with. Buck was also known as Pop to many, and he leaves behind a little buddy who will miss him greatly, Wade “Spike” Flatt.

There are so many loved ones, nieces and nephews, far too many to name individually but know he loved every one of you. He enjoyed watching you grow, create your own families, and cherished all the memories made.

At Buck’s request there will be no service. Feel free to make a donation to any charity, buy yourself a lotto ticket, or book that trip you’ve been waiting to take in his honor.

Arrangements under the care and direction of Coplin Funeral Home of Park Hills, Missouri.

Rev. Everett “Lyn” Heying III of Steelville, MO, formerly of Holts Summit, MO., passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at the age of 76. 

Memorial Graveside at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 8, 2023 at Roberts Cemetery, Salem, MO. 

Inurnment will follow immediately after graveside, Saturday, July 8, 2023 at Roberts Cemetery, Salem, MO. 

He is survived by his wife Bonnie Heying of Steelville, MO. 1 Son: Jeffrey (Christine) Heying of Godfrey, IL. 1 son-in-law: Joe Brown of Fulton, MO. 1 Granddaughter: Aubree Lynn (Jonathon) Courson-Strauss of Panama City, IL. 1 sister: Patti Bennett of TX. 1 Sister-in-law: Joyce Vaughn of Steelville, MO. Nieces; Nephews; other relatives; and many friends. 

Inurnment will be at  Roberts Cemetery, Salem, MO. 

Arrangements: Britton-Bennett Funeral Home, Steelville, MO. 

Vernie Mae Gorsuch age 85 passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, at her daughter’s home in DeSoto, Missouri. She was born on October 27, 1937, in Matthews, Missouri to Alfred Eugene and Violet Nadine (Williamson) Gage. 

She was married to Joe Rebstock who preceded her in death in December 1979, she later married Harvey Gorsuch, he passed away in 1999.

She is survived by one son – Michael Rebstock of Cardwell, Missouri; four daughters – Brenda DeClue of Cardwell, Vickie Rebstock of Bismarck, Missouri, Doris Feeney of Bonne Terre, Missouri, and Billie Huggins of DeSoto; twenty-one grandchildren, fifty-six great grand children and twelve great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she is preceded in death by two sons – Dickie Joe Rebstock and Richard Rebstock; daughter – Patricia Rebstock; brother – William Gage; sister – Clara Withrow; grandsons – Carl Shumate and Robert Rebstock and one great grandson – Phoenix Cates.

Vernie was a homemaker; she enjoyed listening to country music, dancing, and going to Branson; she had attended the Valles Mines Worship Center in Valles Mines, Missouri.

Visitation will be from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., on Friday, June 30, 2023, at Wilson Funeral Home in Fredericktown.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., also on Friday, June 30, 2023, at Wilson Funeral Home with Bro. Raymond Michael officiating.

The interment will be at the Oddfellows Cemetery in Fredericktown.

Molly Ann Richeson Veitch, aged 79 years, of Potosi, MO and longtime resident of Dallas, TX, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2023, in Fort Walton Beach, FL. She was born November 26, 1943 in Carthage, MO, the daughter of Edward Stephen (Cy) Richeson and Martha Lydia Phillips Richeson of Potosi, MO. Molly was married June 4, 1965 to David Ellis Veitch, Jr in Tokyo Japan, who preceded her in death on March 11, 2000 in Dallas, TX.

    Molly graduated high school in 1960 from the American School in Japan and graduated college from Central Methodist University in Fayette, MO. Molly went on to work at the clerk of courts in Springfield, MO and then moved to Dallas, TX and enjoyed an extensive career working in Family Law for many decades. Molly also enjoyed gardening, the symphony, traveling, taking her grandchildren to museums and gardens and playing cards with friends and family.

    Molly was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother; Charles Phillips Richeson of Jefferson City, MO. Survivors include: two sons, Daniel A Veitch (Kerri) of Hobe Sound, FL, Edward Stephen (Steve) Veitch (Indira) of Mary Esther, FL. Niece and nephews McGready L. Richeson (Leigh Ann Schell) of New Orleans, LA, Samuel R. Richeson (Kelsey) of West Des Moines, IA and Rebecca P. Unterriker (Uli) of Appleton, WI; grand children, Nick Veitch, Sam Veitch, Devyn Veitch, Nathan Veitch. Grand nieces and newhews, Alexander Unterriker, Cy Richeson, Behrens Richeson, Dominic Unterriker, Wilhelmina Richeson, Eleanor Richeson, Kinsey Schell, Caroline Schell and Clayton Schell.

    Graveside services will be held at the New Masonic Cemetery, Potosi, MO at time to be determined. Final arrangements are under the direction of Moore Funeral Homes, Potosi, Mo. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Planet Indonesia, an organization founded by Phil and Marsha Richeson's great-nephew, Adam Miller, helping rural communities achieve sustainable development through nature conservation. Additional suggestions for contributions include the Humane Society of the U.S. and the ACLU of Missouri.

Silvia LaVern Hall – Copeland, of Ironton, entered into eternal rest on June 24, 2023, at her home surrounded by her loving family at the age of 69. She was born on May 5, 1954, in St. Charles, Missouri, to the late Arch Linvill and Minnie Juanita (Cowley) Hall. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Alice Kramer.

Those who remain to treasure her memory include her husband of 17 years, Dale Copeland, her children, Tim (Amanda) Smith of Cullman, AL, Christina Smith of Bonne Terre, and Jake (Becky) Smith of Ironton, thirteen grandchildren, one great grandchild, her siblings, Carolyn Sue Reece of Elsberry, MO, Archie Hall of Bowling Green, MO, and Harold Hall of Oklahoma City, OK, her brother-in-law, Ralph Kramer of Elsberry, MO, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Silvia enjoyed camping, sewing, and cooking. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel. Visitation will resume on Wednesday, June 28, 2023, at 7:00 a.m. until time of service at 10:00 a.m. in the Cozean Chapel officiated by Pastor Ronnie Rothlisberger. Interment to follow at Knights of Pythias Cemetery. 

Bobby Parmley, 91 of Potosi passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2023.

He is survived by his Wife, Wilma Ann Parmley.  Children; David Gene Parmley, Rhonda Portell and husband Craig.  Sister, Gladys Volner. 5 Grandchildren, 12 Great-Grandchildren, 10 Great-Great-Grandchildren.

Visitation will be at Moore Funeral Homes - Potosi, Saturday, June 24, 2023, 10:00am - 2:00pm.  

Funeral Service at Moore Funeral Homes - Potosi, Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 2:00pm.  

Burial will be at Sunset Hill Cemetery, Saturday, June 24, 2023.  

Gary Cecil Copher of Park Hills, Missouri was born on February 4, 1947, in Fredericktown, Missouri to the late Cecil Homer and Mary Ann (Snodgrass) Copher. Gary passed away in Park Hills, Missouri on Saturday, June 17, 2023, at the age of 76 years 4 months 13 days. Gary was preceded in death by his parents, wife Sharon Copher, son Gary Dale Copher, great nephew Bradley Gibson, brother-in-law Herbert Trussler. Gary enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading and taking pictures. He loved spending time with his family and friends.

Survived by:  Nephew Kenneth (Machelle) Hedrick.  Nieces Christina (Bradley) Vincent and Cathy Goodson. 3 Great Nephews; Justin Hedrick, Scott Goodson, and Jacob Vincent. 1 great niece Marinda Bleckler. 10 great-great nieces and nephews. Sister-in-law Jane Trussler. Brother-in-law Butch Queen. 

A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, June 23, 2023, at 6:00 pm, at Frankclay Cemetery, Frankclay, Missouri

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Coplin Funeral Home of Park Hills, Missouri.

Lester Theodore Northcutt, 95 of Sullivan, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2023.

He is survived by his children;Charles Northcutt, Marsha Reneke, Mindy Northcutt, Robert Reizt and wife Nicki. Sister, Judy Whitfield and husband Kevin. A dear niece and special friend, Trina St. James and husband Peter. 

Many Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren and other dear and special relatives and friends.

Visitation at Moore Funeral Homes - Potosi, on Friday, June 23, 2023, 10:00am - 1:00pm. Funeral Service at Moore Funeral Homes - Potosi, Friday, June 23, 2023Starts at 1:00pm. 

Burial will be at Horine Cemetery on Friday, June 23, 2023. 

Homer Sigman Shannon Jr., of Farmington, entered into eternal rest on June 19, 2023, at Mercy Jefferson at the age of 81. He was born on July 31, 1941, in Farmington to the late Homer Sigman Shannon Sr. and Mary (Rhodes) Shannon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Homer “Scott” Sigman Shannon III, his grandson, Frank Alfaro, his sister, Mary Lou Anderson, and his brothers-in-law, Chelmer Barrow and Jim Stranahan.

 Homer is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary (Quesnel) Shannon, his children, Marcus LaRoy (Laura) Shannon of Desloge and Marquitte Shannon of Farmington, his grandchildren, Fred Alfaro, George Alfaro, April (Odell) Jackson, Cassandra (Thomas) Keith, Nicholas Shannon, Riley Burlbaw, and Autumn Burlbaw, many great grandchildren, his siblings, Michael (Janet) Shannon of Branson, Barbara Barrow of Moberly, and Nora Lee Stranahan of Cape Girardeau, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.

 Homer retired from St. Joe Lead Company after 30 years as an accountant. He also formerly worked as a radio announcer for KFMO and a substitute teacher for Farmington High School. He was a history buff who could quote entire Shakesperean sonnets. Homer enjoyed gardening, oil painting, singing, and participating in dog shows. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

 Per Homer’s request, no formal services will be held. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to Spina Bifida Association, 1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 800, Arlington, VA 22209. Share condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.

Ken Bolton, 75, of Farmington, passed away June 19, 2023 at his home. He was born November 28, 1947, in Baltimore, Maryland, to the late Kenneth Ray and Genevieve (McGovern) Bolton, Sr. Ken also is preceded in death by fur babies; Tiger, Boots, Scruffy (love of his life, besides Janice), and Zoey. Ken served his country in the United States Air Force, spending his military career in Europe which he retired from after 20 years and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business. He also retired from the Missouri Department of Corrections as a Store Keeper from the Farmington Correctional Center. In his spare time, he enjoyed long trips on his motorcycle, woodworking, buying new cars and fishing. Ken was a big teddy bear and truly loved his family, pets and the children at St. Jude.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Janice Lynn (Kirkpatrick) Bolton; and fur baby, Kala; siblings, Dr. Michael (Bernedette) Bolton and Katherine (Dr. Harold) Addington. Ken was loved by his family and many friends and will be missed by all who knew him.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Wednesday, June 21, 2023, from 4:00 PM until the time of service at 7:00 PM. Aaron Sutton will be officiating. Entombment will take place at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, with full military honors. Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

 Services:  

Visitation will be Wednesday, June 21, 2023, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm at C.Z. Boyer & Son - Desloge, 1116 N Desloge Dr., Desloge, Missouri. 

Funeral Service will be Wednesday, June 21, 2023, 7:00 pm at C.Z. Boyer & Son - Desloge.  

Brenda June Beard, age 58 of Sikeston, Missouri passed away on Monday, June 19, 2023, at Poplar Bluff Regional Center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. She was born on April 6, 1965 to Vivian and Brenda (Walls) Reynolds. .

In 1990 she was united in marriage to Joe Beard Sr., he survives in Fredericktown, Missouri. .

Other survivors include her two children – Joe Beard Jr. and Amanda Beard both of Fredericktown: her mother – Brenda Reynolds of Sikeston and sister – Donna Reynolds also of Sikeston.

She is preceded in death by her father, Vivian Reynolds.

Brenda had worked as a waitress and enjoyed spending times with friends. 

A memorial service may be held at a later date. Condolences may be posted on the website.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Brenda Beard Memorial c/o Wilson Funeral Home.

Marlys (Pietz) Brockmiller, 81, died peacefully early Sunday morning after a brief illness, surrounded by her family.

Marlys lived a full life and was loved by many. She loved her church, Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Farmington, she loved her family and friends, she loved being social, and telling stories to anyone who would listen! She was involved in bible study, several bridge groups, and her neighborhood. Marlys loved big and made sure those around her knew how much they meant to her. Our family takes comfort in the fact that she is finally with the two people that she loved most – her husband, Don, and Jesus.

Marlys was a graduate of Oklahoma State University and worked for many years as a kindergarten and second grade teacher in the Farmington and Potosi school districts. After retirement, she volunteered at the St. Paul Lutheran School library and with Meals on Wheels.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Elsie (Graumann) Pietz, her loving husband of 12 years, Don Brockmiller, her sister, Bernice Bitner, her sister-in-law, George Pietz and infant brother, Dennis Pietz.

She is survived by her sister, Darlene Gelnar of Oklahoma City, OK; brothers, Carl (Suzanne) Pietz of Granite, OK, and Arnold Pietz of Almont, CO; nieces, Brandy (Ryan) Pietz-Jones, Marlys Bitner, Amber (Matt) Barnes, Pamela Bitner, Brooke (Matt) Whalen, Lindsey (Bryce) Williams, Britton Kate Pietz; nephews, Tim (Tamara) Gelner and Greg (Susie) Gelner; stepson, Paul (Marlene) Brockmiller, stepdaughter, Debbi Schubbe; 5 granddaughters, Devin (Tim) Schipske, Danielle (Nick) Weber, Lauren (Luke) Bedsaul, Taylor (Travis) Tinker, and Morgan Brockmiller; one great grandson, Oliver Bedsaul, and she was looking forward to a second great grandson’s birth in July. She also leaves behind her best friend, Mary Lee Hibbits and numerous friends, too many to count.

The family gives special thanks to Anna Garner for her constant love and support of Marlys.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, June 22, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel. Visitation will resume on Friday, June 23, 2023, from 7:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel with the funeral service to follow at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 609 East Columbia Street, Farmington, MO officiated by Pastor Stephen Constien. Interment to follow at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church Building Fund or http://stpaulfarmington.com/.

Evelyn L. Slinkard, 70, of Ste. Genevieve, passed away Friday, June 16, 2023, surrounded by her family. She was born Saturday, January 24, 1953, in Bonne Terre, to the late Ralph “Diddle” Bess and Shirley (Beauchamp) Pierce. She was of Baptist faith. Evelyn enjoyed camping, fishing, crocheting, working crosswords puzzles, but most of all she loved her family and her fur babies.

She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Ralph Bess, Jr. and Ernest Ray Bess in infancy.

Evelyn is survived by her loving husband of 32 years, James Slinkard; two children, Sherri Richards and Sherman Von Arx, Jr.; three grandchildren, Christopher, Garret and Destiny Von Arx; siblings, Gloria (Alan) Marler, Patricia McNew, Eric Bess, Joan Ray, June Basler, John Pierce and Melissa Caba; several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends also survive.

Memorials can be made to C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home, to help with funeral expenses. Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home- Taylor Chapel in Farmington.

.Christopher Laux of Perryville, Missouri was born on May 17, 1974, in St. Louis, Missouri to Eileen (Kinniff) Laux and the late Jean Laux. Christopher passed away in Perryville, Missouri on Friday, June 16, 2023, at the age of 49 years 29 days. Christopher was preceded in death by his father Jean Laux, children Josie and Lena Laux. He enjoyed spending time fishing and spending time with his wife Jennifer and family and friends.

He is survived by his Mother Eileen (Kinniff) Laux. Wife, Jennifer Laux.  Son,  Elijah Laux.  Daughters, Ciera Berra, Jasmine Laux, Maya Laux, and Zoe Laux.  Brothers, Douglas (Nathasha) Laux and John (Jessica) Laux.  Sisters, Kathryn (Ivan) Rivera, Dawn, Rose and Jean.  Grandchild,  Rowan Reynolds.  Nephews, Nieces and many friends and family. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Coplin Funeral Home of Park Hills, Missouri.

Roger Shepherd was born on October 11, 1954, at St. Louis, the son of Galen and Freida Shepherd, and passed away on June 19, 2023, at Farmington, at the age of 68 years.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Josephine “Jo” Shepherd, his son Eli Shepherd, sister Brenda Ottensmeyer, and step-mother Mattie Shepherd.

Roger is survived by his wife Maria Shepherd, who he has been with for over 20 years, one (1) daughter Amber Gonz, one (1) “Rent-A-Kid” Sam Washburn, two (2) sisters, Janet (Mark) Drake, Becky (Greg) Meintz, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Roger loved music, going to concerts, collecting vinyl albums, fishing, hunting, being with his family, and being outdoors at his cabin.

VISITATION:  Follis & Sons Chapel, 700 Plaza Dr., Fredericktown, Mo., on Friday, June 23, 2023 at 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

FUNERAL SERVICE:  Follis & Sons Chapel, Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 1:00 PM. 

Rev. Vernon Eugene Long, 88, of Ironton, Mo. passed away June 12, 2023 at the Baptist Home in Ironton, Mo.

He was born to the late John D. Long and Myrtle 'Moyers' Long on April 15, 1935 in Patton, Mo.

He is also preceded in death by his wife, Ada Long and daughter, Cynthia Craig.

He is survived by his daughter, Sheila 'Long' Haas and husband Melvin; son, Matt Long and wife Marsha; 8 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Robert Propes; and by many nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

Visitation Thursday June 15, 2023 from 10:00 A.M. to time of funeral service at 11:00 A.M. at Horton-Wampler Funeral Home, Park Hills, Mo. with Rev. Bob Thebeau.

Interment at Old Pendleton Cemetery, Doe Run, Mo.

Betty June Underwood Conway was born May 17, 1932 in Fredericktown, Missouri the daughter of Thomas and Zella ( Brewington) Young and passed away on June 11, 2023 at Farmington, Missouri at the age of 91 years.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, husbands T. J. Underwood who she married in 1950 and Ray Conway who she married in 1982. A sister Vernell Boyd and baby brother Eugene Young.

Betty is survived by her children Deborah (Robert) Huffman, Andrea (Jon) Rodgers, Tom (Charlene) Underwood and Tammy (Bobby) Griswell. Eight grandchildren Shellie Kay (Josh) Barker, Tabatha (Michael) Garcia, Cherie (Vince) Ventimiglia, Thomas (Angela) Sebastian, Chad (Juli) Hinkle, Ryan (Logan) Underwood, Bradlee (Samantha) Underwood and Jason Hinkle. Twenty One (21) great grandchildren and Three (3) great great grandchildren.

Betty was a member of the Methodist Church. She enjoyed traveling, reading, painting, writing and writing poems.

VISITATION:  Follis & Sons Chapel, 700 Plaza Dr., Fredericktown,  Saturday, June 17, 2023 from 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM. 

 FUNERAL SERVICE:  Follis & Sons Chapel,  Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 10:30 AM. 

Susan Annette LaPlant, age 61 of Fredericktown, Missouri passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at the Mercy St. Louis Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She was born on October 28, 1961, in St. Louis to Oby and Sandra Jean (Neels) LaPlant. 

She is survived by two daughters – Heather Pena of Fredericktown and Sara Eagle of Kirkwood, Missouri; her father – Oby LaPlant of Fredericktown; sister – Jenny (Greg) Wurm of St. Louis and six grandchildren – Hunter, Ethan, Mackenzie, Taylor, Alyssa, and Courtney. 

In addition to her mothers, she is preceded in death by three brothers – Ricky, Mark, and Kevin.

Visitation will be from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., on Monday, June 12, 2023, at Wilson Funeral Home in Fredericktown.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., also on Monday, June 12, 2023, at Wilson Funeral Home with Bro. Clyde Bess officiating.

Internment will be at Little Vine Cemetery near Fredericktown.

Oralee W. Brady of Bismarck, Missouri was born in Yakima, Washington on January 19,1941 to the Late Orville Brady and Jeren Ellen Miller Bowman. Oraleework for 30 years for the State of Missouri as a correctional officer, He enjoyed camping ,motorcycles and was a member of Road Riders for Jesus. Oralee passed away in his home in Bismarck, Missouri on June 8, 2023 at the age of 82 years 4 months and 19 days. 

He was preceded in death by his first wife- Linda Irene West Scott and his 2nd wife of 42 years of marriage, Wanda Brady. Son - Michael Brady, Stepdaughter - Sheila Johns,  and a brother - Irvart Murone "Junior" Brady.

Oralee was survived by; Sons Glennon and James Brady. Daughters Tina Belt and Shirley Reid. Step-daughters Lisa Wright and Paula Springer. Step-sisters Michelle, Danielle and Danette.  13 Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren and  many friends and family.

A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, June 14, 2023, Visitation will be held at 10:00 A.M. until service at 11:00 A.M. at the Bismarck Assembly of God Church, 702 Veterans Drive, Bismarck, Missouri 62624.with Rev. Mike Barton Officiating

Doris Imogene Macke was born February 3, 1932 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri the daughter of Major and Hattie Faye (Nelson) Blankenship.  Doris passed away on June 8, 2023 at Farmington, Missouri at the age of 91 years.

Doris was preceded by her parents, her Husband Gerald Macke who she married in Cape Girardeau. Seven (7) brothers Warren, Charles, Harold, Don, Jerry, Tim and Bill, One (1) grandchild.

Doris is survived by Two (2) daughters Bridgett Fluegee (Stephen) and Angela Turner (Vern). Four (4) grandchildren Erin Tilley, Samantha Haddock, Jeremy Smith and Angeline Reinitz, Eight (8) great grandchildren Bryson, Eloise, Autumn, Violet, Evan, Addrain, Adam and Anna.

Doris enjoyed embroidery.

Interment was at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

Freida M. Reynolds of Park Hills passed away June 9, 2023 at the age of 86 after a long illness.

Proceeding her in death are her first husband, Raymond Leroy Johnson; her second husband, James Eugene Reynolds; her son, Jackie Ray Johnson; her daughter, Sue Ellen Johnson; her mother, and father, Ruth and Theodore Marler; her brother, Lloyd Marler; her sister, Brenda Poston; a great grandson, Christopher Murphy; and brother-in-law, Tom McGee.

Surviving are her daughter, Patricia Huffman; daughter-in-law, Rebecca Johnson; sister and brother-in-law, Norma and Gene Faircloth; sister, Pauline McGee; sister-in-law, Betty Marler; brother-in-law, Greg Poston; grandsons, Christopher (Suzanne) Huffman; Jeremy (Miranda) Huffman; Joshua Huffman and Brandon (Elsa) Johnson; and James Reynolds; great grandsons, Dale (Abby) Huffman; Jaxon Huffman; great granddaughter; Trinity Huffman, other nieces, nephews and friends survive.

Freida was an avid rock collector. She traveled to many places in search of adding to her collection. She found an unnamed rock that she of course named Freidite. She was an instrumental part of the Park Hills Rock Swap for many years. She loved to camp, sew, crochet and quilt. She dearly loved her family! She will be missed by everyone.

Graveside service Tuesday June 13, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at the Parkview Cemetery in Farmington, Mo.

Memorials to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas PI, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements by the Horton-Wampler Funeral Home.

Franklin Dean Pinkston, 82, of Bonne Terre, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2023, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born Wednesday, July 17, 1940 in Farmington, to the late Curtis and Lottie (Byington) Pinkston. He was a member of the VFW Post 6883 in Bonne Terre. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife Charlotte (House) Pinkston; one son, Keith D. Pinkston; one brother Bob Pinkston.

Frank was a avid news watcher, he loved the outdoors and hunting with his buddy’s, but most importantly he loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and family.

Frank is survived by his three children; Kevin Pinkston, Debbie Vickery and husband Jim, Dana DeGonia and husband David; eight grandchildren, Jacob Comfort (Taylor), Brandon Vickery and wife Ashley, Bre’Anna Tubb and husband Cody, Mallory Dunn and husband Josh, Hillary Marler and husband Shae, Dalton Stephens (Finance Deanna), Kailee Stephens and Brayden DeGonia; eight great – grandchildren; one brother, Alan Pinkston (Helen). Frank will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him.

Visitation will be held at CZ Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre, Monday, June 12, 2023, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. The visitation will resume Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at 9:00 AM until time of service of 11:00 AM with Pastor Chuck Lotz officiating. Burial will follow at Aulsbury Chapel Cemetery in Bonne Terre.

Jimmey L. Hampton, of Bonne Terre passed away Thursday, June 8, 2023, at the age of 80. He was born in Flat River, on Tuesday, July 21, 1942, to the late Fred and Myrtle (Sedgwick) Hampton. He was also preceded in death by several siblings.

Jim served his country in the United States Navy. He enjoyed welding, singing, fishing, grilling and fish fries with his family and friends. Most of all he loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife Judy (Wilson) Hampton of 60 years; one son, Greg Hampton, and wife Brenda (Aubuchon); two grandchildren, Ashton (Taylor Reed) Hampton, Sheldon Hampton and wife Kaitlyn.; great- granddaughter, Addie along with numerous friends and family that knew and loved him.

Special thank you to Alternative Hospice for all the love and support you shown our family during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alternative Hospice.

James “Buck” Albert Snider Jr., of Farmington, entered into eternal rest on June 7, 2023, at his home at the age of 74. He was born on July 10, 1948, in Weingarten, Missouri, to the late James Albert Snider Sr. and Loretta Marie (Horn) Snider. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Kay (Hammond) Snider and his brother, Lester “Sonny” Snider.

Buck is survived by his daughter, Lisa (Steven) Clary of Farmington, his grandchildren, Meika, Ryker, William, and Joseph, his siblings, Mary Ann Snider of Dupo, IL, Joleene (John) Henson of Farmington, William “Bill” (Ann) Snider of Farmington, and Edward (Donna) Snider of Ste. Genevieve, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Buck retired after many years of employment for Tower Rock Stone in Ste. Genevieve where he worked as a truck driver and a crusher operator. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and “piddling” around. Buck was a “one of a kind” and loved visiting and talking with his family and friends. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

 A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, June 16, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. until time of service at 6:00 p.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel officiated by Pastor Bob Webb. A fellowship meal will immediately follow the service at his nephew, Donny’s Pavilion. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or https://www.stjude.org. View the video tribute and share condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com. 

MEMORIAL GATHERING:  Cozean Memorial Chapel & Crematory,  217 W. Columbia St., Farmington, Missouri on Friday, June 16, 2023, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM.  

MEMORIAL SERVICE:  Cozean Memorial Chapel & Crematory,  Friday, June 16, 2023 at  6:00 PM.  

Ronnie Mac Stephens, 56 of Ironton passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2023.

He is survived by his children; Amanda Stephens, Heather Stephens, Ronnie Stephens III.  Sisters;  Virginia "Ginny" Tomich-Dicus and husband Kevin, Sheila Chapman, Barbara Tomich, Ashley Boyer and husband Terry. Brothers; Walter Tomich, Shawn Place, Billy Place. 2 Grandchildren.

Visitation: Moore Funeral Homes - Potosi, Saturday, June 10, 2023,  9:00am - 

Funeral Service:  Moore Funeral Homes - Potosi, Saturday, June 10, 2023, 12:00pm. 

Jeanette Williams, 75 of Mineral Point passed away Sunday, June 4, 2023. 

She is survived by, Sons; Ronald Williams, Tony Williams and wife Dorothy,  Michael Williams, Jeff Williams and wife Sam. Sisters; Cathy Batson and Doris Hendrick.  Brothers;Eddie Skaggs and wife Marilyn, Tommy Skaggs and wife Joyce. Nine Grandchildren, Six Great-Grandchildren. 

Services will be held at a later date.

Barbara Ann Sullivan, of O’Fallon, formerly of Farmington, entered into eternal rest on June 4, 2023, at her home surrounded by her loving family at the age of 82. She was born on March 12, 1941, in Esther, Missouri, to the late Edward and Ruth (Carver) Huber. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Les Huber, Earl Huber, Helen Stuart, Evelyn Rigdon, Bess Cooksey, and Beulah Carrow, and her daughter-in-law, Sandra Sullivan.

Barbara is survived by her husband of 61 years, Ronald Sullivan, her children, Mark Sullivan of St. Charles and Suzanne Sullivan of O’Fallon, her grandchildren, Amber Sullivan and Mark Sullivan, her great grandson, Noah Sullivan, her sister, Hilda Bryant of Farmington, along with many friends.

Barbara enjoyed quilting, sewing, cooking, and spending time with her family. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel. Interment to immediately follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Leadington. Share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com

David Michael LeBlanc of French Village, passed away suddenly on June 2, 2023, at his home at the age of 33. He was born on January 29, 1990, in Worcester, Massachusetts, to Robin (McArthur) LeBlanc

 David is survived by his mother, Robin (Robert) McArthur Gordon of Worcester, MA, his fiancé, Debbie Willett of French Village, his children, Alana Willett and Jayden Valdez, his sisters, Brianna LeBlanc and Sarah Gordon, his in laws to be, Tammy (Ray) Scherer of Ste. Genevieve and Daniel (Crystal) Macklin of St. Peters, his special dog, Moon along with many friends.

 David was a fun loving and free-spirited guy. He enjoyed drawing and cooking. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

 A memorial service will be held at a later date in Worcester, Massachusetts. Share condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.

Dora Ann Hammond, age 79 passed away on Monday, June5, 2023, at her home near Fredericktown, Missouri. She was born on July 16, 1943, in Appalachia, Virginia to Vernon and Beaulah Barker.

On April 23, 1960, in St. louis, Missouri she united in marriage to Jackson Lee Hammond Jr., he preceded her in death on May 31, 2021.

She is survived by her three children – James (Reta) Hammond of Farmington, Missouri, Jack III (Lisa) Hammond of Arnold, Missouri, and Judith Villmer of Farmington; three grandchildren, five great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by two sons – Michael and Joseph Hammond, five brothers – Vernon Barker Jr., Joseph Hackney, Forrest Hackney, James Hackney and Roy Barker: three sisters – Vanessa Thrasher, Wilma Merrifield and Dorothy Collins.

Dora was a homemaker, she enjoyed playing bingo, cooking, gardening and spending time with her family; she was a lifetime member of the VFW in Desloge, Missouri.  

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Wanda Lou Ransom of Steelville, MO., passed away Sunday, May 28, 2023 at the age of 81.  

She is survived by 2 Sons: Chris (Alisha) Ransom and Mike (Mary) Ransom all of Steelville, MO. 4 Grandchildren: Erica (Justin) Mincks, Erin (Keegan) Callow, Molly (Wes) Greathouse and Michelle (Blake) Schneider. 6 Great-grandchildren: Fisher, Poppi, Sadie, Owen, Bryar and Ava. 2 Sisters-in-law: Luci Martin and Marilyn Ransom both of Steelville, MO. Special friend: Jerry Edgar. Other relatives; and many friends. 

Visitation: 11 a.m. until service time, Saturday, June 10, 2023 at Britton-Bennett Funeral Home, Steelville, MO.

Memorial Service: 1:00 P.M. Saturday, June 10, 2023 at Britton-Bennett Funeral Home, Steelville, MO. 

Interment: Freeman Cemetery, Cherryville, MO at a later date

Arrangements: Britton-Bennett Funeral Home, Steelville, MO

Memorials may be given to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation

Melvin “Gene” Holliday was born June 13, 1943 at Fredericktown the son of Frank Holliday and Ruby Genevieve (Halpin) Holliday and passed away on June 5, 2023 at Fredericktown at the age of 79 years.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife Nelda (Ferguson) Holliday who he married on June 5, 2001 at Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Children Jerry Holliday (Holly), Matthew Hamblin, Jordan Holliday-Hester (Jason) Emily Caldwell (Nathan). Siblings Talmadge Holliday, Gerald Holliday and Wanda “Clovis” Scott. Ten (10) grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

Gene enjoyed mushroom hunting, playing guitar and spending time with family

Visitation will be Friday, June 9, 2023 after 5:00 PM at Follis & Sons Funeral Home.

Services will be Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Follis & Sons Chapel. 

Interment will be at Revelle Cemetery in Fredericktown, Missouri. 

Troy James Dunnahoo was Born December 31, 1972 in Farmington, Missouri the son of Brian J. and Loetta D. (White) Dunnahoo and passed away on June 4, 2023 at Fredericktown.

Troy was preceded in death by his father Brian Dunnahoo and step-father David Graham.

Troy is survived by his daughter Sydney Dunnahoo, mother Loetta Graham, brother Chad Dunnahoo, sisters Michelle Rogers (Dennis), Teresa Boushie (Kenny) and Amy Kurgas (Brian) all of Fredericktown.

Troy was a United States Marine Corps E-4, Corporal Veteran, having received the Sea Service Development with 1 star Medal, Meritorious Mast, Good Conduct Medal and the Navy Achievement Medal. Also received the Rifle Expert Badge (2 Award), Rifle Sharpshooter Badge (2 Award).

Troy was a member of Calvary Church and enjoyed fishing, hunting, darts and anything involving his little girl.

VISITATION:  Follis & Sons Chapel, 700 Plaza Dr., Fredericktown, Missouri,  Friday, June 09, 2023, 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM.

FUNERAL SERVICE:  Follis & Sons Chapel, Friday, June 09, 2023 at 1:00 PM. 

Ralph E. Hoff, Sr. of Chandler Texas, formally of Bonne Terre, passed away May 26, 2023. He was born in Wortham Missouri, January 1, 1948, to the late William and Julia (Mitchell) Hoff-Reeves. When Ralph is in town visiting family, he enjoys attending Leadbelt Pentecostal Church in Bonne Terre. He was very fond of technology, playing his guitar with his buddies and church family. He liked piddling, but most of all he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Kathryn (Carroll) Hoff; daughter, Doreena Dawn Durbin; grandson, Matthew Nilges; siblings, Gerald “Bub” (Norma) Hoff, Jim Hoff, Zelda (Marvin) Hughes, Melba (Ken) Reeves.

Ralph is survived by his children, Starla McDaniel and husband Dennis, William Hoff and wife Teresa, Ralph Hoff Jr., and wife Michele; seven grandchildren and six great- grandchildren; siblings, Jewel Mills-Parker, Janie (Gary) Sams, Kenny (Janice) Hoff; sister in-law, Karon Hoff along with many special nieces and nephews who also survive. Ralph will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre, Sunday, June 11, 2023, from 3:00 PM until service time of 5:00 PM. Brother O’Dell Jackson will be officiating.

Visitation: Sunday, June 11, 2023, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at C.Z. Boyer & Son - Bonne Terre, 313 Benham St., Bonne Terre, Missouri. 

Funeral Service: Sunday, June 11, 2023, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm at C.Z. Boyer & Son - Bonne Terre. 

Clarence G King, 82, of Bismarck passed away Sunday June 4, 2023 at St. Joe Manor.

He was born June 1, 1941 at Bonne Terre Hospital.

He was Proceded in death by his Loving Wife Barbel (Landstofer) King, Parents - Lloyd W. and Dorothy H. (Ellis) King, 6 Brothers – John L., Jerry L., Michael D., Russell L., Charles E., and Carl F. King, 4 Sisters – 2 at birth – Mary Ann and Gladys Francis King, Helen M. Noll and Mary L. Hintze.

Survived by 2 Siblings – Lawrence W. (Kelly) King and Virginia Cunningham, Also survived by 2 daughters – Christine (Jeff) Green and Karen (Rob) Mclane, And one son – Derek Dickey (Brittney Link), And by 9 Grandchildren and 10 Great Grandchildren.

Clarence was an Uncle to a whopping 32 nieces and nephews and each and everyone of them loved and adored him.

Clarence also served in the United States Army and he was a Noble Member to the Bismarck VFW and Odd Fellows.

Visitation Thursday June 8, 2023 from 10:30 A.M. to time of the funeral service at 1:00 P.M. at the Horton-Wampler Funeral Home in Park Hills, Mo. with Rev. Tony Hampton.

Burial at Bismarck Oddfellow Cemetery.

Arrangements by the Horton-Wampler Funeral Home.

Edith Marie Link was born on July 16, 1951, at Ironton, Missouri, the daughter of George and Ola Link, and passed away on May 29, 2023, at the age of 71 years.

Edith was preceded in death by her parents, and three (3) brothers, Earnest McDowell, Curtis Link, and Harry Link.

Edith is survived by one (1) brother, Ray (Candi) Link, five (5) sisters, Norma Helms, Ethel (Raymond) Rehkop, Ida (Donald) Firebaugh, Doris Young (Seborn Cole), and Vada (Jimmy) Settle.

Edith was of the Baptist Faith, and she enjoyed having company, watching cartoons, being outside, and going for rides.

VISITATION:  Follis & Sons Chapel in Fredericktown, MO., Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. 

 FUNERAL SERVICE:  Follis & Sons Chapel, Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 1:00 PM.

Kathy Darlene Roach was born June 25, 1950 at Lodi, Missouri the daughter of Elmer Louie and Agnes Lucille (Clubb) Cook and passed away on May 29, 2023 at Marble Hill, Missouri at age of 72 years.

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, husband Clifford who she married on October 8, 1969 in St. Louis. Siblings Beulah June Morris, Myrtle Aileen Goad, Leah Ann Wood, Jessie Louis “Jay” Cook, Jackie Wesley Cook, Earl Lee Cook and Allen Ray Cook and grandchild Brandon Wayne Roach.

Darlene is survived by children Clifford DeWayne Roach (Jessica), Christopher Dale Roach (Alecia), Stephen Dee Roach (Missy), Randy Wayne Roach and Cynthia Dee Roach Gregg (Brad). Ten (10) grandchildren and Seventeen (17) great grandchildren. A brother Roger Cook (Fran) and sister Geraldine Fingers.

Kathy enjoyed hanging out with family, bingo, scratchers, Conway Twitty, George Strait, John Wayne, Brooks & Dunn.

Pallbearers are DeWayne Roach, Christopher Roach, Steve Roach, Roger Cook, Sheldon Gregg, Layton Gregg and Brad Gregg.

VISITATION: Follis & Sons Chapel, 700 Plaza Dr., Fredericktown, MO. on Saturday, June 03, 2023 at 10:00 AM. 

FUNERAL SERVICE: Follis & Sons Chapel, Saturday, June 03, 2023, 11:30 AM. 

Frank Sutherland, 80, of Doe Run passed away May 25, 2023, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, Missouri. Frank was born July 15, 1942, in Three Rivers, to the late Clifton Aron and Opal (Pinkston) Sutherland.

Frank was an avid gardener. He loved the outdoors, nature, feeding and watching birds, raising cattle, but most of all, his true love was his caring wife, children, and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Lloyd Sutherland, and sister Dorothy Pinkston.

Frank is survived by his loving wife, of 62 years, Ange-La (Chatman) Sutherland; children, Kraig and wife Miriam Sutherland, Kimberly, and husband Hunter Weakley II; five grandchildren, Kaleb, Nicholas, Rebekah, and Elizabeth Sutherland, Mackenzie King and husband Chris; one great granddaughter, Ayla King; siblings, Jessie Hufford and Rosemary (Bill) Ragsdale; dear special friend- Pat Gordan (Emily), along with many dear nieces, nephews, and friends. Frank will be missed by all that knew and loved him.

A memorial visitation will be held Thursday, June 1, 2023, at 12:00 P.M. until time of service of 1:00 P.M. at the Church of the Nazarene in Farmington with Pastor Jeff Roever officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Board of St. Francois County Developmentally Disabled.

Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home – Taylor Chapel in Farmington.

Debra 'Parker' Wigger, 68, of Desloge, Mo. passed away May 23, 2023.  She was born July 7, 1954 in Elivins, Missouri to the late Denver C. Parker and Lillian D. 'Brooks' Parker.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ronald S. Wigger, and her sister, Sarah L. 'Parker' Day and a nephew Justin A. Parker.

She is survived by her children, Sharon K. Wigger - McClure and husband David J., Haley M. Smith and husband Isiah, and Trinity Wigger, Grandsons, Jensen Wigger and Gunner McClure, Brothers, Ronald E. Parker, Randy Parker, and Mark Parker, also survived by other relatives and friends.

She was a Pentecostal Minister.  

A Memorial Service will be planned at a later date.  Arrangements by the Horton-Wampler Funeral Home, Park Hills, Missouri.

Kyle Weible, 40, of Bonne Terre passed away Monday, May 22, 2023, at his residence. He was born Tuesday, October 5, 1982, in Festus to Steve Weible and Kelly Penberthy.  Kyle enjoyed the outdoors, flying drones, gardening and collecting baseball cards.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Brenda Hosking, Dean Penberthy, Waldo and Ethel Weible; one cousin, Brian Merrill.

In addition to his loving parents, he is also survived by three special aunts, Krayle Adams, Kay Looney and Kim Penberthy; several cousins, friends and family members. Kyle made an impact on many lives. He will be forever missed.

A Celebration of Life will be held this Saturday, May 27, 2023 from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM the Bonne Terre Community Center at Bonne Terre City Park. Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre.

Reva (Goodwin) Anderson, age 92, of Bonne Terre, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 21, 2023, at her home surrounded by her loved ones.  Reva was born in Faulkner County, Arkansas on Monday, August 25, 1930 to the late James and Elma (Coble) Goodwin.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband John Edward Anderson, son Dennis Anderson, four brothers, Eldridge, Wayne, David, and Dwight Goodwin; son-in-law David Shippee and brother-in-law Gus Shull.

Reva was a member of the East Bonne Terre Baptist Church.  She enjoyed reading, solving puzzles, cooking, gardening and planting flowers. For many years, Reva and husband John owned and operated Anderson’s Drive -In in Ligonier, Indiana.  After retirement Reva and John enjoyed making and selling kettle corn at Stuckmeyer’s Farm.  She loved spending quality time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends, and also had the pleasure of spending many winter months as a snowbird in sunny Florida with her husband John.

Reva is survived by her children; Linda Ann (husband Ron) Marler, Janet Marie Shippee and David Edward (wife Tamara) Anderson; eight grandchildren; Seth, Shawna, Erin, Sara, Kenneth, Evan, Jonathan and Matthew; nine great-grandchildren; siblings, Carthyl (wife Peggy) Goodwin, Donald (wife Cookie) Goodwin, Jim Eva Shull and sister-in-law, Sandy Goodwin as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Reva will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 30, 2023 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre.  Visitation will resume on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at 10:00 AM, until service time at 11:00, with Pastor Randy Black officiating.  Interment will follow at Bonne Terre Cemetery.  In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Lois Ann Meyer, age 85, of Bonne Terre, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 21, 2023, at Parkland Heath Center in Bonne Terre, surrounded by her loved ones. Lois Ann was born in Bonne Terre, on Monday, February 22, 1938 to the late William Herman and Lois Alma (Jones) Meyer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Robert William Meyer.

Lois Ann was a member of the Disciples of Christ Church in Bonne Terre. After graduating with a degree, she accepted a job at Missouri Natural Gas company where she retired after over 40 years. She gave generously in both her professional and volunteer activities. Lois Ann served as the program director with the Rotary Club, was an active member of the Chamber of Commerce in Bonne Terre, where she received several awards, including Citizen of the Year award. In addition to her serious endeavors and accomplishments, she enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals, she cherished her time cheering on her nieces and nephews at their sporting events, and bowling with friends. Lois Ann will be remembered most fondly for her engaging smile and kindness to others. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Lois Ann is survived by her sister Mary Ellen and Leon Peterson; nieces and nephews, Tracy and Stan Fadler, Bill and Debbie Peterson, Eddie and Abby Peterson, Robyn and Kris Zettl, Andrea and John Carter; great-nieces and great-nephews, Quinn and Jake Peterson, Joey Zettl, Evelyn and Leah Carter.

Visitation will be held Friday, June 2, 2023 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. Visitation will resume on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at 9:00 AM, until service time at 11:00 AM, with Pastor Randy Murphy officiating. Interment will follow at Bonne Terre Cemetery.

Elliott "Tracy" Killian, entered into eternal rest on May 16, 2023, at the age of 60. A full obituary will be posted soon.

MEMORIAL GATHERING at Cozean Memorial Chapel & Crematory on Friday, May 26, 2023 at 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. 

 MEMORIAL SERVICE at Cozean Memorial Chapel & Crematory,  Friday, May 26, 2023 at 1:00 PM. 

Janice Rae (Hiatt) Coleman, wife of Phillip Coleman of 36 years passed away peacefully in her home on April 17, 2023. Janice was born in North Platte, Nebraska July 29, 1939. Janice was preceded in death by her parents, Ray A. Hiatt and Helen Janice (Steele) Hiatt, great grandson Thomas Ray Hammond, and granddaughter, Carlei Allyson Huff. She was also preceded by the deaths of her first husband Larry Joe Hammond, father of Larry, Beth, and Chris and second husband Milton Allison Denny, father of Misty and Vicky. Janice is survived by her sister Becky Jane (Hiatt) Baker (Ronnie Baker), her five children, Larry Ray Hammond (Vicky Hammond), Helen (Beth) Elizabeth Hammond, Crystal (Chris) Marie Hammond-Morrow (Fray Morrow), Misty Dawn (Denny) Umfleet (Chad Umfleet), and Victoria Rose (Denny) Huff (Chuck Huff), her nephew, Jeffrey Alan Baker (Randy Arndt), her grandchildren, Christy Parson, James Hammond (Shelby), Emily (Hammond) Looney (Andy), Corey Royer, Logan Royer (Chelsea), Jordan Royer (Taylor), and Dakotah Huff, and great grandchildren, Reagan, Ansley, Miranda, Nathaniel, Kaelyn, Lilee, Ian, Brody, Kaiden, Jonah, Colsyn, Madalyn, Willa, Joleen, and Colt.

Janice’s life was devoted to nursing and caring for those in hospitals, patients’ homes, and nursing homes within her career. Her work ethic began on the farm with her parents taking care of the animals and helping in the gardens. She worked and completed LPN school. As a young girl she played basketball for the high school team in Shelbina, Missouri where she was raised. She was full of life and always enjoyed an adventure. Her love for horses began on the family farm and she won many ribbons and trophies showing Western and Parade ponies and received recognition in the local papers and magazines.

Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge. The inurnment will be held Saturday, September 16, 2023 at Shelbina Cemetery in Shelbina, Missouri with a graveside service at 1:00 PM