Obituaries
Obituaries
Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Wednesday, November 1, 1995 Farris A. Thompson, 77, Eldon, died Monday at Eldon Healthcare Center. He was born Oct. 30, 1918, in Iberia, a son of Guy and Sylvia Denton Thompson. He was married Nov. 2, 1941, in Iberia, to Grace Marie Groff, who died Oct. 12, 1995. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a service technician in commercial refrigeration. He taught school at Rabbits Head Schoolhouse, near Iberia, and taught refrigeration and air conditioning at the Iberia Academy. He was employed in commercial refrigeration and air conditioning in the Los Angeles area for 22 years until his retirement in 1979, when he moved to Eldon. He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene, Eldon, and served on the church board. Survivors include: one daughter, Janet Wolfe, Eldon; one son, David Thompson, Yorba Linda, Calif.; one brother, Robert Karr, state of Colorado; and five grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Church of the Nazarene. Pastor Jerry Frye will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Iberia. Memorials are suggested to First Church of the Nazarene. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Thursday, November 2, 1995 Martha E. Vernon, 75, Jefferson City, died Tuesday at Capital Region Medical Center-Memorial Campus. She was born Aug. 12, 1920, in Olean, a daughter of Leslie C. and Nora Dollie Harbison Miller. She was married Aug 21, 1944, in Eldon to Harold H. Vernon, who died Aug 21, 1991. A lifelong resident of Central Missouri, she was a graduate of Eldon High School. She was a homemaker and a member of Memorial Baptist Church and the Golden Circle Sunday school Class. She was a past member of Pilot Grove Baptist Church, Pilot Grove, where she served as church clerk and beginner Sunday school class teacher. Survivors include: two daughters, Jane L. Rapp, Jefferson City, and Linda J. Rentel, St. Charles; one sister, Nora D. Jobe, Laurie; one brother, Raymond O. “Dick” Miller, Kansas City; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Memorial Baptist Church. The Rev. Allen Speer will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, near Eldon. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or Memorial Baptist Church Building Fund. Arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City News Tribune, Sunday, January 11, 1998 Juanita Phillips, 55, of Brumley, died Friday at University of Missouri-Columbia Hospital and Clinics. She was born Oct. 18, 1942, in Modesto, Calif., a daughter of Elmer and Lois Stark Whittle. Her mother survives in Tuscumbia. She was married in July 1984 in Tuscumbia to Louis E. Phillips who survives at the home. She was a member of the Church of Christ and the Miller County VFW Post 2442 Ladies Auxiliary. Other survivors include: one son, Tyler Blagden, Brumley; one stepson, Paul Phillips, Dixon; one stepdaughter, Patricia Whitrock, Gillette, Wyo.; one brother, David Whittle, Tuscumbia; one sister, Deanie Workman, Tuscumbia; and five step-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. The Rev. Stan Way will officiate. Burial will be in Robinett Cemetery near Brumley. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Wednesday, November 15, 1995 Edna Louise Anderson, 83, Eldon, died Sunday at St. Marys Health Center. She was born April 12, 1912, in Kndule, Ark., a daughter of Martin V. and Mary E. Nowland Sartin. She was married in 1938, in St. Louis, to Louie Anderson, who died in 1981. She lived in the Eldon community for many years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Eldon. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. The Rev. Randall Bunch will officiate. The body has been cremated. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Monday, November 6, 1995 Ina F. Miles, 83, Russellville, died Sunday at Eldon Healthcare, Eldon. She was born Jan. 19, 1912, in Miller County, a daughter of Richard F. and Christina Hicks Templeton. She was married Feb 5, 1931, in Cole County, to Bonnie Miles, who died Sept 19, 1979. She was a seamstress for clothing stores in the Jefferson City area. She was a member of Dix Road Church of Christ. Survivors include: two daughters, L’Wana Jo Rush, Independence, and Brenda Crain, Jefferson City; one son, Fred F. Miles, Russellville; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Weber and Sons Funeral Home, Russellville. Brother Carroll Bennett will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, near Russellville. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials are suggested to Fair Haven Children’s Home, Stafford. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City News Tribune, Sunday, January 11, 1998 Noble G. Wall, 93, Brumley, died Saturday at Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital, Osage Beach. He was born April 25, 1904, in Brumley, a son of Daniel and Mahala Pemberton Wall. He was married March 18, 1933, in Waynesville, to Ezmul Bell Karr, who survives in Tuscumbia. Other survivors include: one son, Harold Wall, Shawnee, Kan.; one grandchild; and two great grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. The Rev. Daniel Musgrave will officiate. Burial will be in Curry Cemetery near Iberia. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Monday, November 13, 1995 Glenn Clifford Robinett, 69, Iberia, died Saturday at his home. He was born May 13, 1926, in Henley, a son of Perry E. and Marcella Luttrell Robinett. He was married May 17, 1947, to Juanita Scott, who survives at the home. He lived and worked in the Kansas City area for 30 years and was a union cement mason for 43 years prior to retirement. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Iberia VFW Post No. 2, a member and deacon of the Hickory Point Baptist church, and a member of the Gideon Bible Society and the Miller County Historical Society. Other survivors include: two daughters, Yvonne Tordoff, Jefferson City, and Joyce Zent, Harrisonville; five sisters, Ruby Spaulding, Eldon, Ina Roark, Kansas City, Kan., Vernita Roark, Independence, Irene Hager, Henley, and Dorlas Bosche, Peculiar; three brothers, Paul Robinett and Donald Robinett, both of Henley, and Gene Robinett, Raytown; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Michael Dean Robinett. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. The Rev. Harold Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Hickory Hill Cemetery, Hickory Hill. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to the Gideon Bible Society. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City News Tribune, Sunday, November 12, 1995 Harry H. Kay, 99, Eldon, died Friday at Eldon Healthcare Center. He was born Dec. 26, 1895, in McGirk, a son of Hilliard and Annie Cunningham Kay. He was married on May 28, 1923, to Pauline Higby, who died on Dec. 2, 1946. He was married on Feb 4, 1949, in Eldon to Ruth Elliott Irwin, who survives in Eldon. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia and was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1922. He was granted a life membership in the bar after 50 years membership. He served as assistant Missouri attorney general for several years. He practiced law in Eldon for 60 years prior to his retirement in 1982. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Eldon. He served on the Missouri Baptist Foundation for many years. He was a charter member and first president of the Eldon Lions Club. He served as board member and legal counsel for Mercantile Bank of Eldon. He served on the board of trustees of Southwest Baptist University at Bolivar. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War I, and a past member of the Masonic Lodge. Other survivors include: two sons, Richard Kay, Fresno, Calif., and Allan Kay, Eldon; one daughter, Jean Weathers, Springfield; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Eldon, with the Rev. Thomas Nelson and the Rev. Randall Bunch officiating. Burial will be in Eldon City Cemetery. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. today at Phillips Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church of Eldon or Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City News Tribune, Sunday, January 4, 1998 Bobbie Lee Moss, 60, Iberia, died Friday at his home. He was born Feb. 4, 1937, in Miller County, a son of Dessie Moss. A Navy veteran, he was employed as a police officer with the City of Iberia Police Department. He was a member of Alder Springs Church of Christ near Iberia and Crocker American Legion Post 195. Survivors include: one brother, Jackie Ash, Ulman; and two sisters, Sharon Jeffries and Evelyn Williams both of Brumley. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. The Rev. Larry Young will officiate. Burial will be in Freedom Cemetery near Dixon. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Tuesday, November 14, 1995 Cora Bell Mingus, 81, Eldon, died Sunday in Iberia. She was born Jan. 9, 1914, in Stecker, Okla., a daughter of Joseph A. and Okla Ola Fuqua Stroud. She was married Sept. 17, 1930, in Arapaho, Okla., to Edward C. Mingus, who died Jan 12, 1978. A resident of Eldon since 1945, she was a member of Aurora Springs Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star, Eldon. Survivors include: one son, Robert C. Mingus, Eldon; one sister, Hazel Orr, Las Vegas; and one granddaughter. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griswold-Kays Funeral Home, Eldon. The Rev. Dennis Nichols will officiate. Burial will be in Eldon City Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon-2 p.m. Wednesday. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Thursday, November 2, 1995 Sarah Anne “Peggy” Wright, 94, Tuscumbia, died Monday at Moberly Caring Center, Moberly. She was born May 5, 1901, in Purvis, a daughter of John C. Jr. and Amy Love Upton Hanrahan. She was married June 21, 1916, in Eldon to W.E. “Ed” Wright, who died March 23, 1986. A resident of the Tuscumbia area for most of her life, she was employed by Kraft Foods, Eldon, where she served as business agent for the union. She then worked as a nurse’s aide. She was a member of the Tuscumbia Christian Church. Survivors include: two sons, Chester H. Wright, Baldwin City, Kan., and Bill G. Wright, Centralia; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. One daughter, Waneta May Wright, preceded her in death. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to Tuscumbia Cemetery. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Saturday, Novenber 4, 1995 Peggy Lou DeGraffenreid, 68, Gladstone, died Thursday at her home. She was born Jan 11, 1927, in Eldon, a daughter of Earl and Lena James Crum. She was married Oct. 26, 1945, in Tuscumbia, to Gail DeGraffenreid who survives of the home. A resident of Gladstone for 21 years, she was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Sedalia. Other survivors include three sisters, Carolyn Browne, Edmond, Okla, Ann Lee Eckenberger, Eldon, and Mary Jane Sears, Sanford, N.C. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Eldon City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Hospice of Mid-Missouri. Arrangements are under the direction of Phillips Funeral Home. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Friday, November 3, 1995 Clinton L. “Bernie” Gier, 55, Eldon, died Wednesday at Mozark Health Resort, Camdenton. He was born Nov. 18, 1939, in Miller County, the son of Clint and Goldie Cotton Gier. His father survives in Eldon. He is also survived by one sister, Evelyn Pippen, Upland, Calif. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Griswold-Kays Funeral Chapel. Jim McGowin will officiate. Burial will be in Riley Lamm Cemetery, Eldon. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Saturday. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Monday, July 22, 1996 Robert Lee Davis, 62, Iberia, died Saturday near Tuscumbia. He was born March 14, 1934, in Dixon, a son of Benjamin “Pat” and Helen Alexander Davis. His mother survives in Iberia. He was married June 18, 1955, in Palatine, Ill., to Maxine Zelsdorf, who survives at the home. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he worked for the Fort Leonard Wood Fire Department for 20 years until his retirement in 1985. He was fire chief for the city of Iberia for 30 years, and director of District 6 Firefighters Association of Missouri. He was commissioner of the Missouri State Fair Fire Department for 24 years. He was a bus driver for the Iberia Head Start program, and a member of Iberia First Christian Church, Iberia Masonic Lodge 410, AF & AM, and Iberia Order of the Eastern Star. He was a charter member of the Iberia Saddle Club and the Iberia Alumni Association, and a charter member and current president of the Iberia Lions Club. He served on the Alder Springs Cemetery Board. Other survivors include: two sons, Roger Davis, Iberia, and Bennie Davis, Billings; one daughter, Vicki Baucom, Iberia; one brother, James Davis, Osage Beach; one half sister, Bonnie Davis, Brumley; and six grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Iberia First Christian Church. The Rev. Stan Way will officiate. Burial will be in Iberia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. today at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. Memorials are suggested to the Firefighters Association of Missouri. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Thursday, July 25, 1995 Stella Marie Farrell, 67, Muskogee, Okla., formerly of Tuscumbia, died Tuesday at Muskogee Regional Medical Center. She was born June 17, 1929, in Tuscumbia, a daughter of Clarence and Flora Burks Wyrick. She was married to Beverly Farrell, who preceded her in death. She lived in Muskogee for the past 20 years. She worked as a nurse’s aide at Miller County Nursing Home. Survivors include: three sons, Ernest Farrell, Eddie Farrell and Sammy Farrell, all of Muskogee; one daughter, Donna Hull, Kansas City; three sisters, Della Hull, Mesa, Ariz., and Addie Wyrick and Nancy Wyrick, both of Tuscumbia; and two grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. The Rev. Eldon Myers will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Tuscumbia. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Monday, July 22, 1996 Vyrle Brumley Allen, 79, Cocoa Fla., died Friday at her home. She was born May 30, 1917, in Pulaski County, a daughter of Jack and Alice McDowell Brumley. She was married Sept. 30, 1960, in Sayer, Okla., to Leonard Allen, who survives at the home. She retired in 1992 after 10 years as an office manager with C. J. Langenfelter and Son, Inc. Cocoa. She previously worked for four years as an executive secretary for Samples Grading, Cocoa. Other survivors include one brother, Clifford Brumley, Tuscumbia. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rekus Funeral, Iberia. The Rev. Gene Edwards will officiate. Burial will be in Hawkeye Cemetery, Crocker. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Saturday, August 24, 1996 Minnie D. Franklin, 102, Eldon, died Thursday at Eldon Healthcare Center. She was born Aug 2, 1894, in Maries County, a daughter of Richard D. and Sarah Powell Decker. She was married Nov. 28, 1924, in Osborne, Kan., to Francis E. Franklin, who died Oct. 28, 1978. She worked as a bookkeeper and cashier in the cafeteria business. A resident of Eldon since 1961, she was an 83-year member of the Christian Church, Hancock, and attended First Christian Church, Eldon. She is survived by nieces and nephews. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. The Rev. David Grousnick will officiate. Burial will be in Dixon Cemetery, Dixon. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday. Memorials are suggested to the Lee House. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Thursday, August 15, 1996 John Banner, 78, Eldon, died Wednesday at Capital Region Medical Center-Southwest. He was born Nov. 19, 1917, in Camden County, a son of Samuel and Leona Marie Harvey Banner. A member of Central Baptist Church, he lived in the Eldon community most of his life. Survivors include: two brothers, Tom Banner, Eldon, and Jim Banner, Houston, Texas; and two sisters, Jessie Whitworth, Eugene, Ore., and Martha Clear, Warrensburg. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Phillips funeral Home, Eldon. Burial will be in Eldon City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Monday, August 12, 1996 David Randolph “Randy” Black, 39, Brumley, died Saturday at his home. He was born Sept. 29, 1956, in Tuscumbia, a son of Marvin L. Sr. and Ada L. Tornquist Black. His parents survive in Brumley. He was a mechanic and a member of Riverview Baptist Church, Osage Beach. Other survivors include: one son, David Black; two daughters, Chrisdonna Black and Ashley Black; four brothers, Marvin Black Jr., Barnett, Timothy Steven Black, Corpus Christi, Texas, Gregory Black, Hermann, and Tony Black, Osage Beach; three sisters, Linda McDowell and Desta Franklin, both of Osage Beach and Deborah Gamm, Brumley; and his paternal grandmother, Mary Alice Black, Osage Beach. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Conway Cemetery, Osage Beach. The Rev. Mike Parris will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Hedges Funeral Home, Osage Beach. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Wednesday, August 7, 1996 Mary Bell Duncan, 85, Jefferson City, died Monday at Beverly Health and Rehab Center of Jefferson City. She was born April 14, 1911, in Bagnell, a daughter of William and Tressie Quinn Nichols. She was married April 6, 1929, in Tuscumbia to Joseph L. Duncan, who died Feb. 21, 1975. A homemaker, she was employed as a retail clerk at the Museum Gift Shop in the Lake area. She was a member of Bagnell Baptist Church, Lake Ozark. Survivors include: one son, William K. Duncan, Lake Ozark; two sisters, Virginia Surbaugh and Norma Strope, both of Jefferson City; and one grandson. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. The Rev. Jay Quinn will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Tuesday, August 27, 1996 Martina Morff, 76, St. Thomas, died Sunday at St. Mary’s Health Center. She was born Sept. 19, 1919, in St. Elizabeth, a daughter of Frank and Mathilda Huhman Lueckenhoff. She was married Oct. 24, 1942, in St. Elizabeth, to Bernard Morff, who survives of the home. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic church, St. Thomas, St. Ann’s Sodality, and the Over 50 Club. Other survivors include: three sons, Daniel Morff, Jefferson City, Alfred Morff, St. Thomas, and Michael Morff, Austin Texas; one daughter, Jane Groene, Wardsville; three brothers, Alfred Lueckenhoff, Jefferson City, and Jim Lueckenhoff and Robert Lueckenhoff, both of St. Elizabeth; four sisters, Marie Dwight, Holts Summit, Genevieve Kimball, Miami, Fla., Martha Sanning, Jefferson City, and Alma Blomberg, St. Anthony; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. The Rev. Don Antweiler will officiate. Burial will be in ST. Thomas Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the St. Thomas Knights of Columbus Hall, with a rosary at 4 p.m. and a Christian wake service at 7:30 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Rekus Funeral Home, Metal. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City News Tribune, Sunday, July 14, 1996 The Rev. Arnim L. Ray, 90, Eldon, died Friday at his home. He was born Oct. 18, 1905, in Ripley County, a son of Alfred L. and Iva D. McCauley Ray. He was married June 28, 1930, in Eldon to Bonnie D. Hoskins, who survives at the home. He lived in Eldon from 1928 to 1947, returning in 1971. He was ordained in 1945 as a minister in the Southern Baptist Convention and served as pastor at Olean, Newburg and Kirkwood’s Hope Baptist churches. He also was interim pastor at the Bagnell and Olean Baptist churches and associate pastor of the First Baptist Church in Eldon. He served on the executive committee of the executive board of the St. Louis Baptist Association and on the board of directors for Missouri Baptist College. He was a former member of the Missouri National Guard. Other survivors include: one son, Richard A. Ray, Richardson, Texas; three sisters, Mildred Rickaby, Stevenson, Mich., and Marvine Ponder and Marjorie Napier, both of Doniphan; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, Eldon. The Rev. Thomas W. Nelson will officiate. Burial will be in Eldon City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Combined from Miller County Autogram and Jefferson City Post Tribune, January 1990 Paul J. Martin, 84, Eldon, a former Miller County Court judge, died Friday, Jan. 19, 1990 at Charles E. Still Hospital in Jefferson City. He was born Nov. 6, 1905 in Iberia to Matt L. and Millie Jane Lawson Martin. In 1926 he was married in Brumley to Hazel E. Wall, who survives at the home. Mr. Martin lived in Miller County most of his life. He was a farmer and was employed as a tile-setter in the construction industry. He was a member of the Mount Herman Baptist Church. He served 10 years as a judge of the Miller County Court, two terms as presiding judge and one term as a district judge. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two daughters, Pauline Klug of Tuscumbia and Doris Graham of Jefferson City; a son, Jack Martin of Olean; a sister, Sue Haynes of Donna, Tx; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. One son, Dave L. Martin, died Oct 3, 1963. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon with the Rev. Jay Quinn officiating. Burial was in the Hawkins Cemetery near Brumley. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Unknown Publication, 1936 Mrs. Clint D. Amos, 24, Dies at Her Home in Olean Thursday Eula Mae Martin Amos was born August 10, 1912, near Iberia, MO, and passed away November 12, 1936 at her home in Olean. For many years she was a member of the Christian Church where she for a time lovingly taught a class of children. In 1931 she graduated from Olean High School and February 22, 1934 was married to Clinton D. Amos of Olean, Mo. To them a daughter, Norma Jane, was born September 14, 1936. The passing of Eula Mae Martin Amos is mourned by her husband, Clinton D. Amos, her daughter, Norma Jane Amos, her father Matt L. Martin, all of Olean, a sister, Mrs. Max Haynes, of Jefferson City, Three brothers, Paul J. Martin of Kansas City, Stanley and Dorsey Martin of Olean, her grandmother, Martha Lawson, 87 of Hawkeye, and many other relatives and friends. The kind words that Eula has spoken, the good deeds she has done, the sunshine she has scattered among her many friends many of whom were children, will long be remembered. These are the memories of her that will live and remain near and dear in the hearts of her loved ones. The funeral was conducted by the Rev. A. L. Alexander, pastor of the Eldon Christian Church at the Olean Christian Church and the body was laid to rest at the Odd Fellow Cemetery, Olean, Mo. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Tuesday, July 16, 1996 Mary Elizabeth Rutherford, 84, Jefferson City, died Monday at Green Meadows Nursing Center, Linn. She was born Aug 9, 1911, in Eldon, a daughter of Artie and Rebecca Jones Wilson. She was married July 8, 1973, in Jefferson City, to John Edward Rutherford, who died Jan 21, 1992. A lifelong resident of Central Missouri, she worked for International Shoe Factory. She was employed by Charles E. Still Hospital from 1960 to 1974. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church, the Charles E. Still Hospital Guild, and a charter member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary, Aerie 2693. Survivors include: one son, Bob L. Steinmetz, Jefferson City; one daughter, Betty Ann Shadwick, Belton; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Freeman Mortuary. The Rev. Allen Speer will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, with an Eagles Auxiliary memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association or to Green Meadows Nursing Center. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Wednesday, July 17, 1996 Harold W. Campbell, 73, Eldon, died Tuesday at Capital Region Medical Center-Southwest. He was born Sept 5, 1922, in Eldon, a son of Christopher E. and Alice Marie Wisner Campbell. He was married Nov. 8, 1945, in Kansas City, to Bonnie M. Van Hooser, who died June 22, 1995. An Army veteran of World War II, he lived in the Eldon community most of his life. He owned and operated a service station and AAA wrecker service in Eldon for many years. He drove for Opie’s and Cargill for five years, prior to retirement. He was a member of Greenridge Baptist Church. Survivors include: one son, Gary M. “Mitch” Campbell, Florissant; one brother, Ray Campbell, Eldon; and two grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. The Rev. Gene Edwards will officiate. Burial with military honors, will be in Eldon City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, December 2000 Hazel E. Martin, 92, Eldon, died Dec. 13, 2000 in Jefferson City. She was born Feb. 23, 1908, in Brumley, a daughter of Henry D. and Mariah Catherine Graham Wall. She was married in 1926 in Brumley to Paul J. Martin, who died Jan. 19, 1990. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Mount Herman Baptist Church and Mount Herman Extension Club Survivors include; one son, Jack Martin, Olean; two daughters, Pauline Klug, Gravois Mills, and Doris Wiggins, Jefferson City; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. One son, Dave Martin, and one grandson, John Paul Klug preceded her in death. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. The Rev. Ken Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Hawkins Cemetery, Brumley. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday. Memorials are suggested to Hawkins Cemetery. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Friday, September 13, 1996 Clara Bell Helton, 83, Iberia, died Thursday at Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Rolla. She was born May 7, 1913, in Miller County, a daughter of George and Etta Rook Beal. She was married Jan. 7, 1932, in Tuscumbia, to Bill Helton, who died June 26, 1934. She was a homemaker. Survivors include: one son, Jimmie Helton, Eldon; one daughter, Verla Ray, Dixon; six brothers, Lloyd Beal, Edgar Beal and Richard Beal, all of Dixon, Bennie Beal and Leonard Beal, both of El Dorado, Kan., and Wilmer Lee Beal, St. Elizabeth; one sister, Bessie Rowden, Iberia; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Bobby Helton, an infant daughter and one daughter, Patricia Ann Helton. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. Bro. Harold Withers will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Saturday. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Thursday, September 12, 1996 Gaithel Wood, 65, Eldon, died Wednesday at Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital. He was born Nov. 3, 1930, in Miller County, a son of Richard and Ruth Jane Justus Wood. He was married Oct. 22, 1959, in Tuscumbia, to Ida Mae Witt, who died July 16, 1989. A lifelong resident of Miller County, he worked as a janitor for School of the Osage. He was a member of Mt. Zion Christian Church. Survivors include: one daughter, Tammy Sue Wood, Eldon; and one sister, Betty Rentschler, Eldon. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Griswold-Kays Funeral Home, Eldon. The Rev. Mark Kessler will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Tuscumbia. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Thursday, September 1, 1996 Leonard W. Law, 74, Edwardsville, Ill., died Tuesday at his home. He was born Feb. 19 1922, in Iberia, a son of Clarence and Alice Hightree Law. He was married March 15, 1952, in Elco, Ill., to Helen J. Vick, who survives at the home. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a retired program analyst for U.S. Army Aviation Systems. He was a graduate of Culver-Stockton College, Canton, and a member of the Vaughn Hill Church of Christ, Woodriver, Ill. Other survivors include: one son, Whitney Law, Edwardsville; one daughter, Valerie Klenke, Edwardsville; two brothers, Harry Law, Pike Station, Ill., and Howard Law, Louisiana; one sister, Marjorie Martin, Iberia; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. Bro. Charles Pitts will officiate. Burial will be in Iberia Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon-2 p.m. Saturday. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune Friday, September 13, 1996 Arba Harold Newhart, 77, Eldon, died Wednesday at St. Marys Health Center. He was born May 5, 1919, in Miller County, a son of Charles R. and Dorothy Alice Thompson Newhart. He was married June 30, 1937, in Vienna, to Muriel Allen, who survives of the home. He worked as a carpenter and plumber. He retired in 1982 from the Missouri Department of Corrections, where he was a plumber foreman and steam fitter. He farmed and raised registered quarter horses. He was president of the Iberia Saddle Club for several years. He was a lifelong member of the Alder Springs Church of Christ. Other survivors include: four sons, Dale Newhart and Randall Newhart, both of St. Charles, Gary Newhart, Wright City, and Danny Newhart, Eldon; five daughters, Linda Patterson, Lee’s Summit, Lois Farmer, Osage Beach, Betty Pemberton, Brumley, Patty Rowden, Meta, Sandy Bond, Eldon; two brothers, Lowell Newhart, Eldon, and Charles Newhart, Springfield; 20 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and step-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. Bro. Don Renken will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Iberia. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Tuesday, September 17, 1996 Doris Anita Pool, 76, Iberia, died Sunday at her home. She was born June 6, 1920, in Cooter, a daughter of William C. and Elva May Limbaugh Coleman. She attended Iberia Congregational Christian Church. Survivors include: one son, Dean McDowell, Iberia; one daughter, Lee Valentine, Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister, Betty Keen, Big Piney; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. The Rev. Wayne Cogell and Ellis Livingston will officiate. Burial will be in Freedom Cemetery, near Dixon. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City News Tribune, Sunday, September 8, 1996 David Elmer Green, 73, St. Elizabeth, died Saturday at Capital Region Medical Center-Southwest. He was born May 21, 1923, in St. Albans, a son of Elmer and Tina Barton Green. He was married Oct. 31, 1946, in Kansas City, Kan., to Mary Elizabeth Davis, who survives at the home. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the St. Elizabeth American Legion Post 545, Jefferson City VFW Post 1003, and a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans. He retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1975. A resident of St. Elizabeth since 1973, he was a member of the St. Elizabeth Baptist Church. Other survivors include: three daughters, Linde Gonce, Pea Ridge, Ark., Barbara Green, Tulsa, Okla., Tina Hall, Dover, Tenn.; three brothers, Floyd Green, Meta, Dewey Green, St. Elizabeth, and Marvin Green, Cahokia, Ill., two sisters, Joan Gushwa, Marion, Ohio, and Marilyn Mauzy, Holts Summit; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Baptist Church. The Rev. Ed Teal will officiate. Burial with military honors will be in Capps Cemetery near St. Elizabeth. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Rekus Funeral Home, St. Elizabeth. Memorials are suggested to the St. Elizabeth Baptist Church Building Fund. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City News Tribune, Sunday, September 8, 1996 Vancil L. Allen, 74, Eldon, died Friday at Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital, Osage Beach. He was born March 2, 1922, at Bagnell, the son of Logan T. and Maude M. Cotton Allen. His father survives in Eldon. He was married Feb. 22, 1947, in Jefferson City, to Laverne Hart, who survives at the home. He was a bus driver and custodian for School of the Osage, where he was employed for 33 years before retiring. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was employed with General Motors and Wilson Packing in Kansas City. He attended Assembly of God Church in Tuscumbia. Other survivors include: two daughters, Carleen Wood, Eldon, and Debbie Popplewell, Osage Beach; two sons, Kenneth Allen, Eldon, and Carl Allen, Branson; one sister, Dorothy A. Snelson, Shawnee Mission, Kan.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. The Rev. Mark Cerutti will officiate. Burial will be in Tol Wood Cemetery, Eldon. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to the American Red Cross. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City News Tribune, Sunday, September 8, 1996 Clint B. Gier, 86, Eldon, died Thursday at Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital, Osage Beach. He was born July 18, 1910, at Bagnell, the son of Elzie and Jennie Woolley Gier. He was married to Goldie Cotton, who died March 11, 1985. A lifelong resident of Miller County, he owned Gier and Cotton Bait and Tackle in Lake Ozark and was a member of Bagnell Baptist Church. Survivors include: one daughter, Evelyn Pippen, Upland, Calif.; two sisters, Neva Pearon, Sedalia, and Nadine Opie, Eldon; three brothers, Glen Gier, Westminster, Calif., Ersal Gier, Russellville, and Oleph Gier, Eldon; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Griswold-Kays Chapel, Eldon. Jim McGowin will officiate. Burial will be in Riley Lamm Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Wednesday, September 11, 1996 Robert F. Sidebottom, 84, Eldon, died Monday at Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital, Osage Beach. He was born Feb. 12, 1912, in Moniteau County, a son of Joseph and Sarah Bunch Sidebottom. He was married Feb. 26, 1938, in Eldon, to Flora Carroll, who died April 15, 1985. He worked as a machinist in manufacturing until his retirement, and had lived in Canton, Ill., for 19 year before returning to Missouri in 1984. He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene, Eldon. Survivors include: one daughter, Nancy Covington, Pekin, Ill.; one son, Robert J. Sidebottom, Salt Lake City; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Church of the Nazarene. The Rev. Robert Aldrich will officiate. Burial will be in Greenmore Memorial Gardens, Barnett. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. Memorials are suggested to First Church of the Nazarene. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Saturday, September 7, 1996 Frank C. Holtmeyer Sr., 76, St. Elizabeth, died Friday at Capital Region Medical Center-Southwest. He was born Sept. 25, 1919, in St. Elizabeth, a son of Joseph and Margaret Schaffer Holtmeyer. He was married April 8, 1945, in Jacksonville, Fla., to Ruby Haigwood, who survives of the home. An Army veteran of World War II, he worked at the Miller County ASCS office at Tuscumbia. He also worked at the St. Elizabeth Community Center and farmed until his retirement. He was a member of the St. Elizabeth American Legion, St. Elizabeth Knights of Columbus; and St. Lawrence Catholic Church, where he was active in the St. Josephs Sodality. Other survivors include: seven sons, Joel Allen Holtmeyer, Robert Holtmeyer and Frank Holtmeyer Jr., all of ST. Elizabeth, Simmie Holtmeyer and Harry Holtmeyer, both of Tuscumbia, Lawrence Holtmeyer, Jefferson City and John Holtmeyer, now serving in the Navy; three daughters, Delores Minx, California, Donna Cook, Auborn, Ky., and Alice Holtmeyer, Lake Ozark; one brother, Leo Hotlmeyer, St. Thomas; two sisters, Emma Braun, Waterloo, Iowa, and Margaret Hawken, Tuscumbia; 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. The Rev. John Degnan will officiate. Burial with military rites, will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Rekus Funeral Home, St. Elizabeth, with a rosary at 7 p.m. Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Tuesday, September 3, 1996 Anna M. Russell, 74, Jefferson City, died Saturday at St. Marys Health Center. She was born Dec. 29, 1921, in St. Elizabeth, a daughter of Andrew J. and Anna Wilbers Mickelis. She was married July 4, 1941, in Jefferson City, to Milford G. Russell, who died Oct. 11, 1986. She attended St. Elizabeth schools. A lifelong resident of Central Missouri, she was a homemaker. Survivors include: one daughter, Carolyn Truman, Jefferson City; three adopted daughters, Glenda Luecke, Waterloo, Ill., and Tammy Goben and Danyele Chamberlain, both of Jefferson City; one adopted son, Ralph Bond, Eureka, Calif.; three sisters, Emma Jeffries and Frances Kieselbach, both of Jefferson City, and Louise Sundermeyer, New Bloomfield; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Freeman Mortuary. Burial will be in Hawthorn Memorial Gardens (Jefferson City). Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to the Anna Russell Memorial Fund. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Friday, September 6, 1996 Sophia E. Martin, 95, Eldon, died Wednesday at Eldon Healthcare Center. She was born Jan. 4, 1901, in Bagnell, a daughter of William H. and Julie Cotton Mead. She was married Feb. 4, 1920, in Tuscumbia, to Joseph Daniel Martin, who died June 25, 1975. She was a homemaker and a member of Bagnell Baptist Church. A former resident of Kansas City, Kan., she moved back to Miller County when sh retired in 1960. Survivors include: two sisters, Nellie M. Storz, Kansas City, Kan., and Bertha Long, Spring Hill, Kan. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. The Rev. Randall Bunch will officiate. Burial will be in Greenmore Memorial Gardens, Barnett. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Wednesday, September 4, 1996 Beulah L. Leithauser, 81, California, died Tuesday at California Care Center. She was born Aug 17, 1915, near Olean, a daughter of William and Molly Bond Dampf. She was married Aug. 15, 1938, in Stringtown, to Elmer Fredrick Leithauser, who died Jan. 10, 1992. A lifelong resident of the Russellville and California areas, she was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church, California, and the Ladies Aid of the church. Survivors include: one daughter, Marjorie Loesch, Russellville; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Wayne Leithauser, who died in 1995, and Glen Leithauser, who died in 1976. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Pauls Lutheran Church. The Rev. Peter Kurowski will officiate. Burial will be in Enloe Cemetery, near Russellville. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Bowling-Cantriel Funeral Home, California, and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Memorials are suggested to ST. Pauls Lutheran Church-Radio Ministry, Enloe Cemetery Fund or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Thursday, September 5, 1996 Margaret M. Huhman, 76, St. Elizabeth, died Tuesday at Capital Region Medical Center-Southwest. She was born April 4, 1920, a daughter of Herman and Elizabeth Buersmeyer Adrian. She was married July 14, 1945, in ST. Thomas, to William John Huhman, who survives of the home. A homemaker, she was a member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in St. Elizabeth and St. Ann’s Sodality. She was a former CCD teacher. Other survivors include: five sons, William Huhman, Williamsport, Ohio, Michael Huhman, Maryville, Wis., Stanley Huhman, Denver, Iowa, Sidney Huhman, Florissant, and John Huhman, Sugarland, Texas; one sister, Zita Huhman, St. Elizabeth, and nine grandchildren. Two daughters, Nancy Huhman and Angela Huhman, preceded her in death. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. The Rev. John Degnan will officiate. Burial will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the St. Elizabeth Community Center with a rosary at 7:30 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Rekus Funeral Home, St. Elizabeth. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Friday, August 2, 1996 Agnes Patterson, 88, Tuscumbia, died Thursday at Miller County Nursing Home, Tuscumbia. She was born Nov. 27, 1907, in Ulman, a daughter of John W. and Mary Elizabeth Roberts Colvin. She was married April 21, 1924, in Ulman, to Chester Patterson, who died Feb. 17, 1971. She was a homemaker and a member of Ulman Christian Church. She had served as coordinator for the Older Adult Transportation Service. She is survived by one daughter, Delores Roark, Tuscumbia, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. One daughter, Maxine Barkowski, died April 5, 1960. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. The Rev. Gene Edwards will officiate. Burial will be in Gott Cemetery, near Ulman. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Wednesday, September 18, 1996 Velma L. Leffert, 68, Eldon, died Tuesday at St. Marys Health Center. She was born July 6, 1927, in Macks Creek, a daughter of Ira J. and Emma Evaline Meads Waters. She was married Sept 24, 1947, in the state of Arkansas to John R. Leffert, who survives at the home. A homemaker, she worked 20 years as a cook in the Eldon R-1 School District. She lived in the Eldon area since 1956 and was a member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church. Other survivors include: three sons, William Dale Leffert and John Leffert Jr., both of Eldon, and Larry Gene Leffert, St. Elizabeth; three brothers, William Earl Waters, Camdenton, Howard Lee Waters, Macks Creek, and Harold Don Waters, Branch; two sisters, Ina Bernice Heimbaugh, Camdenton, and Ilene King, Buckner; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Eldon. The Rev. Randall Bunch will officiate. Burial will be in Greenmore Memorial Gardens, Barnett. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. Memorials are suggested to ST. Marys Health Center Oncology Department. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Thursday, September 19, 1996 Clay Douglas Belk Sr., 51, Waynesville, died Sunday at his home. He was born Jan 7, 1945, in Iberia, a son of Henry C. and Zelphia Helton Belk. His mother, Zelphia Stark, survives in Olean. A Navy veteran, he was a member of First Baptist Church, Fort Smith, Ark. Other survivors include: Two sons, Clay Douglas Belk Jr., and Dennis Joe Belk, both of Pittsburg, Kan.; two brothers, Ronnie Belk, Eldon and Donald Belk, Iberia; two sisters, Virgie Lane, Crocker, and Darlene Crismon, St. Charles; and three grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Union Cemetery, near Iberia. The Rev. Duncan Skiles will officiate. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City News Tribune, Sunday, December 1, 1996 Jack Yeokum, 45, Eldon, died Thursday near Tuscumbia. He was born July 10, 1951, in Camp Pendleton, Calif., a son of Gene A. Yeokum and Betty J. Harper. He lived in the Eldon area most of his life. He worked in construction as a welder for several years. Survivors include: Robin Newman, Eldon; his mother, Betty Yeokum, Eldon; two brothers, Steven Yeokum, Sterling, Colo., and Rodney Yeokum, Pensacola, Fla.; and one son, Billy Joe Wyatt, Fulton. One son, Joshua Yeokum, died July 17, Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Philips Funeral Home, Eldon. The Rev. Dennis Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Newton Park Cemetery, Nevada, Mo. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Friday, October 4, 1996 Gertie Evelyn Martin Stracke, 93, Iberia, died Thursday at Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital, Osage Beach. She was born March 7, 1903, in Maries County, a daughter of Ernest and Luellen Alexander Kehr. She was married March 29, 1920, in Vienna, to Fred Allen Martin, who died March 24, 1968. She was married to Don Shup, who preceded her in death. She was married to Fred Stracke, who preceded her in death. A homemaker, she was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary 105, Iberia. She was a member of Iberia Church of Christ and the Iberia Community Club. Survivors include: two sons, Louis Martin and Edward Martin, both of Iberia; one daughter, Lucille Porter, Fort Smith, Ark.; one sister, Stella Anderson, Cabool; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. Bro. Charles Pitts will officiate. Burial will be in Iberia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to the Iberia Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City News Tribune, Sunday, December 1, 1996 Wilhemina Marie Hammann, 82, Jefferson City, formerly of Meta, died Saturday at Hospice of Jefferson City and Mid-Missouri. She was born Dec. 30, 1913, in St. Elizabeth, a daughter of Joseph and Margaret Boeckman Huhman. She was married to Walter Hammann, who is deceased. She was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church in Jefferson City, St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Meta and the St. Cecilia Altar Society. Survivors include: four sons, James Hammann, Jefferson City, John Hammann, Omaha, Neb., and David Hammann and don Hammann, both of Meta; five daughters, Mary Helen Wankum, Jefferson City, Martha Tarwater, Shawnee Mission, Kan., Patricia Rufty, Raytown, Judy Parks, Louisville, Ky., and Eileen Velmert, St. Thomas; three brothers, Herman Huhman and Bill Hunman, both of Tuscumbia, and Henry Huhman, Okeene, Okla.; three sisters, Emma Doerhoff, Corine Flick and Clara Rowan, all of Jefferson City; 22 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. One grandson preceded her in death. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Cecilia Catholic Church. The Rev. John Schutty will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Rekus Funeral Home, Meta, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Jefferson City and Mid-Missouri. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Tuesday, October 1, 1996 Leland Delbert Kelsay, 79, Jefferson City, died Monday at Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital, Columbia. He was born June 7, 1917, in Eldon, a son of Lora “Bunk” and Sarah Adeline Conner Kelsay. He was married Aug. 5, 1942, in Tuscumbia, to Roberta Evelyn Strange, who survives at the home. An Army veteran of World War II, he farmed near Latham until his retirement in 1986, when he moved to Jefferson City. He also was employed by Cargill Inc., California. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church, Barnett, and the 534th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battery B Reunion Group. Other survivors include: six daughters, Sharon Hartman, Irving, Texas, and Janice Kelsay, Joyce Boudria, Beverly Kelsay, Lisa Mahaney and Valerie Moore, all of Jefferson City; one son, Brent Kelsay, Florissant; three sisters, Margie Hees, Jamestown, Lois McBroom, Latham, and Pauline Norris, Long Beach, Calif.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home. The Rev. Paul Larimore will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the American Lung Association. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Tuesday, October 8, 1996 Marjorie Bolien Harden, 76, Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Dixon, died Thursday at her home. She was born April 30, 1920, in Miller County, a daughter of Everett and Emma Wilson Bolien. She was married in 1941 to John Jenkins, who preceded her in death. She was married in 1950 to Robert Harden, who also preceded her in death. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Las Vegas. She worked in the restaurant business until her retirement in 1994. Survivors include: one son, Larry Jenkins, Belton, S.C.; two daughters, Kathy Jacobs and Emma Flesher, both of Las Vegas; three brothers, Ellis Bolien, Mt. Vernon, Harvey Bolien, Pahrump, Nev., and Roy Bolien, Miller; one sister, Dorothy Jeffrey, Dixon; and four grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home, Dixon. The Rev. Bill Elam will officiate. Burial will be in the Jim Matt Lawson Cemetery near Meta. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday. Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City News Tribune, Sunday, October 6, 1996 Lillian J. Conner, 73, Eldon, died Saturday at Eldon Healthcare Center. She was born June 30, 19123, in Miller County, a daughter of James Lehew and Helena Sidebottom. She was married Sept. 20, 1941, in Camdenton to Truman E. Conner, who died April 4. For 30 years, she owned and operated a day care center. A lifelong Eldon resident, she attended Ninth Street Christian Church and First Baptist Church, Eldon. Survivors include: one son, Steven Conner, Eldon; two daughters, Dolores Kirkpatrick, Eldon, and Janice Taylor, Belpre, Ohio; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. Burial will be in Greenmore Memorial Gardens, Barnett. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday. Memorials are suggested to Bible Way Church in Eldon. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City News Tribune, Sunday, October 6, 1996 Eugene L. Drace, 84, Versailles, died Friday at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Versailles. He was born Nov. 2, 1911, in Iberia, a son of John Thomas “Tommy” and Ida Whittle Drace. He was married Jan. 5, 1934, to Anna Adamson, who died in February 1985. He was married June 7, 1986, to Fay Silvey Shackleford, who survives at the home. A bridge painter, he retired from the Missouri Highway Department in 1974 as a foreman. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of First Assembly of God Church Versailles. Other survivors include: one stepson, Dale Shackleford, Versailles; four stepdaughters, Patty Forest and Willa Stafford, both of Versailles, Ellen Elsea, Stover, and Darlene Patterson, Sedalia; 13 step-grandchildren and 19 step-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Roy Bennett will officiate. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. in Crocker City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Kidwell Garber Funeral Home, Versailles. Memorials are suggested to First Assembly of God Church. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Wednesday, October 16, 1996 Otis Harold Musick, 64, Versailles, died Monday at his home. He was born Sept. 28, 1932, in Kaiser, a son of Ira O. and Dora Dean Vaughan Musick. His mother survives in Eldon. He was married Sept. 6, 1952, in Eldon, to Carol Stark, who survives at the home. He was employed as a maintenance supervisor at the Missouri Department of Transportation for 37 years until his retirement. Other survivors include: one son, Robert Musick, Versailles; one daughter, Crystal Dowell, Versailles; and two grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. The Rev. Don Bilbary will officiate. Burial will be in Dooley Cemetery, Eldon. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Thursday, October 24, 1996 Lorraine Mae Atwell, 82, Iberia, died Wednesday at Miller County Nursing Home. She was born Nov. 26, 1913, in Iberia, a daughter of Roscoe and Cora Stewart Humphrey. She was married Aug. 18, 1956, in St. Johns, to Harry Atwell, who survives at the home. She taught for three years at the Alder Springs School near Iberia and for 30 years at the Kratz Elementary School in the Ritenour School District in St. Louis County. She was a member of Rob Morris Chapter 328 Order of the Eastern Star in Hazelwood and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a member of the Pulaski County Retired Teachers Association and of the Brays Advent Christian Church near Iberia. Other survivors include: one son, Larry Henderson, Chesterfield; one stepson, Larry Atwell, Chesterfield; one stepdaughter, Gail Randall, Riverdale, Md.; one brother, Lloyd Humphrey, Manchester; six granddaughters and five great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Brays Advent Christian Church. The Rev. Earl Skidds will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery near Iberia. Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. Friday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association or Brays Advent Christian Church. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Friday, October 25, 1996 Grace V. Strother, 84, Jefferson City, died Wednesday at Oak View Living Center. She was born May 11, 1912, in Brumley, a daughter of Alfred M. and Grace P. Hankins DeVore. She was married Feb. 17, 1934, in Camdenton, to Samuel Howard Strother Sr., who died April 11, 1989. A graduate of Olean High School, she attended Iberia Academy, where she received a teaching certificate. She was a homemaker and a teacher. She taught in Marion and Rock Enon rural schools, and substituted at Jamestown High School. She worked at P. N. Hirsch as a sales clerk until her retirement. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, north of Centertown, and the WMU of the church. Survivors include: two sons, Henry Strother, Centertown, and Walter Strother, Fulton; one brother, Burness DeVore, Lebanon; three sisters, Margie Atterberry, Lamar, Ella Mae Rogers, Springfield, and Rayma Rogers, Valparaiso, Ind.; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Howard Strother Jr., who died in 1996, and Harold Strother, who died in 1937. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church. The Rev. Dan Doolin will officiate. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Home, California. Memorials are suggested to New Hope Cemetery Fund, c/o Helen Taggart, 823 Southwest Blvd., Apt. B., Jefferson City, Mo. 65109. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Saturday, September 21, 1996 Ruth R. Stanton, 91, Brumley, died Thursday at Miller County Nursing Home, Tuscumbia. She was born June 11, 1905, in Ulman, a daughter of John and Cora Markle Reed. She was married June 12, 1926, to Lee Elmer Stanton, who died March 24, 1994. A homemaker, she was a member of Ulman Baptist Church. She served as chairman for the Miller County Democratic Committee for several years. A lifelong resident of Miller County, she and her husband farmed in the Brumley community. Survivors include: six grandchildren, Michael Phillips, Jefferson City, Dick Phillips, Osage Beach, Ruth Frehse and Patty Denton, both of Eldon, Nancy Gailey, Nixa, and J.D. Patterson, Iberia; and nine great-grandchildren. One daughter, Dorothy Mae Patterson preceded her in death. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. The Rev. Jim McGowin will officiate. Burial will be in Gott Cemetery, near Ulman. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to the Miller County Nursing Home. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Wednesday, October 30, 1996 Glee Lucille Williams, 89, Iberia, died Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Care Center. She was born March 15, 1907, near Brumley, a daughter of Joseph and Eva Carson. She was married Sept. 26, 1925, to Ralph Williams, who died Sept. 9, 1965. A homemaker, she was a lifelong resident of Miller County. Survivors include one grandson, Randy J. Williams, Iberia, and two great-granddaughters. One son, James M. Williams, died Aug 17, 1986. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. The Rev. Doug Jacobson will officiate. Burial will be in Hawkins Cemetery, near Brumley. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to ST. Elizabeth Care Center. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Wednesday, October 30, 1996 Geneva L. Dieckman, 84, Eldon, died Tuesday at Eldon Health Care Center. She was born Jan 26, 1912, in Snohomish, Wash., a daughter of Everette and Mary Ann Ferguson Strange. She was married Oct. 24, 1931, in Tuscumbia, to Everette “Scotty” Dieckman, who survives at the home. She was a homemaker and a member of Fellowship Bible Church, Eldon. She was raised in Eldon, returning from the state of California in 1959. She taught Sunday school at Aurora Springs Baptist Church as a youth. Other survivors include one brother, Glenwood Strange, Van Nuys, Calif., and one sister, Donalta Strode, Lowry City. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. The Rev. Roy Heren will officiate. Burial will be in Dooley Cemetery, Eldon. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City News Tribune, Sunday, December 8, 1996 Bruel G. Bond, 88, Camdenton, died Friday at Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital, Osage Beach. He was born March 18, 1908, in Brumley, a son of Tom and Rosa White Bond. He was married to Stella Humphreys, who died Feb. 14, 1980. A farmer and a stockman, he was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Masonic Lodge of Lowry City. Survivors include: two sons, Paul Bond, Lebanon, and Robert Bond, Nashville, Tenn.; three grandsons; and six great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Allee-Reed Funeral Home, Camdenton. The Rev. Rick Ginnings will officiate. Burial will be in Gott Cemetery, Brumley. Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. today. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Friday, December 13, 1996 Harry A. Clark, 81, Tuscumbia, died Thursday at Capital Region Medical Center-Southwest. He was born May 6, 1915, in Miller County, a son of Thomas and Della Roark Clark. He was married Nov. 7, 1936, in Tuscumbia, to Flossie E. Birdsong, who survives of the home. He lived most of his life in Miller County, where he worked as a carpenter and a farmer. He was a member of Humphreys Creek Christian Church, near St. Elizabeth, where he served as a trustee for many years. Other survivors include: two daughters, Alice Meinhold, St. Charles, and Mary Clark-Johnson, Columbia; one son, Tim Clark, Tuscumbia; one brother, Arthur Clark, Tuscumbia; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Humphreys Creek Christian Church. Brother Gene Edwards will officiate. Burial will be in Capps Cemetery, near St. Elizabeth. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Rekus Funeral Home, St. Elizabeth. Memorials are suggested to the Capps Cemetery Fund, c/o Bank of St. Elizabeth, St. Elizabeth, Mo. 65075. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Friday, December 13, 1996 James “Grant” Edwards, 84, Tuscumbia, died Wednesday at Miller County Nursing Home. He was born May 7, 1912, in Tuscumbia, a son of Arthur H. and Bessie Davidson Edwards. He was married July 20, 1943, in Milwaukee, to Rose Verna Millonzi, who died Oct. 1, 1984. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of Mt. Zion Christian Church near Tuscumbia. He was also a member of the Miller County Fox Hunters Association and the Miller County VFW Post 2442. He worked as a carpenter for more than 30 years and retired from the Missouri Department of Corrections in 1974. He was a lifetime resident and farmer in the Tuscumbia area. Survivors include: four sons, Ronald C. Edwards, Nokesville, Va., James L. Edwards, Eldon, Michael L. Edwards, Tuscumbia, and Donald A. Edwards, Russellville; one daughter, Charlene Keeney, Holts Summit; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. Brother Gene Edwards will officiate. Burial will be in Tuscumbia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Saturday, December 7, 1996 Victor Luetkemeyer, 70, Eldon, died Thursday at his home. He was born Aug. 29, 1926, in St. Elizabeth, a son of William and Emma Schwieterman Luetkemeyer. His mother survives in St. Elizabeth. He was married Aug 9, 1952, in Linn, to Jane Donehue, who died Dec. 13, 1988. A 1944 graduate of Tuscumbia High School, he was a graduate of the University of Missouri, with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture. He earned a master’s degree in guidance and counseling from Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg. He had been employed with the Bank of St. Elizabeth. He taught agriculture in Tuscumbia and had been a counselor in the Warrensburg school system. He also worked as a counselor in the Eldon school system and had been principal of the Eldon R-1 school system from 1966 until retiring in 1988. He was current president of the Eldon R-1 Board of Education, and was a Ward I alderman in Eldon. He was the former mayor of St. Elizabeth, former president of Meals on Wheels in Eldon and was a member of the board of directors of the Eldon Community Center. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Eldon; the Missouri and National Association of Secondary School Principals; the Missouri State Teachers Association; and the Reserve and Retired Reserve Officers of America Association. He served on the ROTC in college and joined the active reserve service, in the Civil Affairs Division. He retired as a lieutenant colonel after more than 30 years of service. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Eldon. Other survivors include: three sons, Mark L. Luetkemeyer, St. Louis, Kelly Luetkemeyer, Boulder, Colo., and Kent Luetkemeyer, St. Charles; two daughters, Mary Luetkemeyer-Cabezas, Dallas, Texas, and Ann Luetkemeyer-Gulshen, Linn Creek; two brothers, William L. Luetkemeyer and Alfred Luetkemeyer, both of St. Elizabeth; four sisters, Margie Jurgensmeyer, Miami, Okla., Mildred Evers, St. Louis, Irene Burkle, Austin, Texas, and Lorraine Turle, Chicago; and three grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. James J. O’Sullivan will officiate. Burial will be in Eldon City Cemetery. The Fort Leonard Wood Honor Guard will present military graveside honors. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon, with a rosary at 7 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the College Scholarship Fund in care of the family. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Wednesday, December 11, 1996 Perrie Jefferson Scott, 97, Eldon, died Tuesday at Eldon Health Care Center. He was born Oct. 16, 1899, in Eldon, a son of Jasper and Ida Ricketts Scott. He was married in 1921 in Elston to Vivian Alexander, who died in 1938. A lifetime resident of Miller County, he worked for Paul Griffin Auto Body, Jefferson City. He was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons. Survivors include two grandchildren, James Edwards and Joyce Cooper, both of Kansas City. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Griswold-Kays Funeral Home, Eldon. The Rev. Eldon Myers will officiate. Burial will be in Eldon City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City News Tribune, Sunday, December 15, 1996 Mildred Martin Stuhr, 86, Tuscumbia, died Friday at Miller County Nursing Home. She was born July 6, 1910, in Brumley, a daughter of Perry and Frances Bozarth Martin. She was married April 10, 1974, to William John Stuhr, who died July 18, 1975. She worked 23 years for Hager Manufacturing in St. Louis, then returned to the Brumley area in 1972. She was a member of Brumley Christian Church. Survivors include: one son, Robert G. Martin, Brumley; two brothers, Royal Martin, Moberly and John Martin, Rocky Mount; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Huffman, and one grandson.. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. Bro. Jim McGowin will officiate. Burial will be in Hawkins Cemetery near Brumley. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Monday, December 16, 1996 Edward L. Wilson, 72, Eldon, died Saturday at his home. He was born April 8, 1924, in Salina, Kan., a son of James R. and Mary Margaret Hill Wilson. He was married to Lois L. Burkhart, who preceded him in death. He was married Dec. 23, 1977, to Wilda Wilson Ball, who survives at the home. He worked as a mechanic at Deffenbaugh Trash Company in Kansas City at the time of his retirement. He was a member of Bagnell Baptist Church. Other survivors include: seven sons, Michael L. Wilson, Rayville, Larry W. Wilson, Independence, Stephen E. Wilson, Braymer, James B. Wilson, Kansas City, Edward Lee Wilson, Jr., Jefferson City, Robert Wilson, Oklahoma City, and Rick Campbell, Coffeyville, Kan.; three daughters, Kathleen S. Lange, Kitty L. Wilson and Kelly A. Wilson, all of Jefferson City; two stepsons, Larry W. Ball, North Kansas City, and David Ball, Versailles; one step-daughter, Brenda Faye La France, Del Mar, Calif.; two brothers, Earl T. Wilson, Brumley, and James Robert Wilson, Versailles; four sisters, Clara Foxworthy, Nadine Jeffries and Mary Margaret Bellamy, all of Versailles, and Nellie Kendall, Leavenworth, Kan.; 25 grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home, Versailles. Burial will be in Versailles City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City News Tribune, Sunday, October 24, 1999 Earl T. Wilson, 77, Brumley, died Oct. 23, 1999, at his home. He was born Feb. 11, 1922, in Beulah, a son of James R. and Mary Mae Hill Wilson. He was a welder and worked for Allis-Chalmers before retiring in 1987. Survivors include: three sons, Randy E. Wilson and James David Wilson, both of Independence, and Earl Thomas Wilson Jr., Eldon; two daughters, Lana Richardson and Leslie Dawn Cochran, both of Brumley; one brother, James Bob Wilson, Versailles; three sisters, Clara Foxworthy, Nadine Jeffries and Margaret Bellamy, all of Versailles; and 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Ernest Ray Wilson. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home, Versailles. Burial will be in Versailles Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Tuesday, December 17, 1996 Eunice Beatrice Hodge, 64, St. Elizabeth, died Sunday at Capital Region Medical Center-Southwest. She was born Sept. 27, 1932, in Dixon, a daughter of Henry and Livonia Duncan Farrow. She was married Feb. 3, 1951, in Tuscumbia, to James O. Hodge, who survives at the home. A homemaker, she owned and operated Wildflower Kennel, St. Elizabeth. She was a member of Humphreys Creek Christian Church near St. Elizabeth. Other survivors include: one son, James Dewayne Hodge, St. Elizabeth; two daughters, Sandra Rowden, St. Elizabeth and Donna Patterson, Ulman; one brother, Curt Farrow, Meta; one sister, Inez Hodge, St. Elizabeth; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Rekus Funeral Home, Ieria. Bro. Gene Edwards will officiate. Burial will be in Jim Matt Lawson Cemetery near Iberia. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Tuesday, December 17, 1996 Bethel L. Stamper McCubbin, 85, Brumley, died Monday at St. Anthony Medical Center, St. Louis. She was born March 14, 1911, in Brumley, a daughter of Oscar and Emma Patton Robinson. She was married in 1930 to Ted Stamper, who died in 1980. She was married in 1982 to Ray McCubbin, who died in 1992. A homemaker, she was a member of Brumley Baptist Church. Survivors include: one daughter, Luane Blecha, Imperial; one brother, Wilford Robinson, Kaiser; two sisters, Faye Grwe, Reno, Nev., and Hazel King, Hermiston, Ore.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. One son, J. D. Stamper, preceded her in death. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Hedges Funeral Home, Osage Beach. Burial will be in Gott Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Wednesday, December 18, 1996 Mildred Lorene Snodgrass, 88, Eldon, died Monday at Eldon Health Care Center. She was born Feb. 26, 1908, in Miller County, a daughter of Henry F. and Laura L. Nail Uptergrove. She was married Nov. 28, 1933, in Eldon, to Harold M. Snodgrass, who died Feb. 23, 1970. She lived in the Eldon community most of her life. She was an administration clerk with the Missouri Department of Agriculture for 15 years, prior to her retirement. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Eldon, and was active in the Sunday school. She was a member of Miller Rebekah Lodge 324, Eldon. Survivors include: one daughter, Patsy Moore, Alpharetta, Ga.; one sister, Audrey Rains, Eldon; two granddaughters and two great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. The Rev. Randall Bunch will officiate. Burial will be in Eldon City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Thursday. Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City News Tribune, Sunday, December 1, 1996 John J. Sanning, 86, Eldon, died Saturday at Eldon Healthcare Center. He was born Sept. 24, 1910, in Marys Home, a son of Benjamin and Catherine DeLong Sanning. He was married Oct. 9, 1933, in Marys Home to Lucille Roark, who survives at the home. A lifelong resident of Miller County, he was a bridge foreman with the Missouri Highway and Transportation Department for 25 years before retiring in 1975. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Eldon. Other survivors include: three daughters, Wilma Evers, Liz Evers and Ann Kirkweg, all of Eldon; three sons, Gerald D. Sanning, John D. Sanning and Sam Sanning, all of Eldon; one sister, Louise Faherty, Eldon; three brothers, Clem Sanning, Marys Home, Ray Sanning, Groom, Texas, and Clarence Sanning, Lee’s Summit; 18 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and one great-great-step-grandchild. One daughter, Ella Mae Sanning preceded him in death. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. William Korte will officiate. Burial will be in Greenmore Memorial Gardens, Barnett. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Monday, December 2, 1996 Alfred F. Slote, 92, Eldon, died Sunday at St. Marys Health Center. He was born Jan. 27, 1904, in Miller County, a son of Marvin Edwin and Lena Zobeda Harrison Slote. He was married Aug. 28, 1924, in Tuscumbia, to Eula Edith Bell, who died Aug. 24, 1975. He was married Sept. 7, 1984, in Versailles, to Adeline Skiles Nee Busch, who died Nov. 17, 1992. He was a carpenter in the construction business. He was a member of Glenwood Baptist Church and the Missouri County Fox Hunters Assn. Survivors include: two daughters, Edith Eileen Wallace, Eldon and Norma S. Thorson, Olean; one brother, Charles E. Slote, Carls Junction; three sisters, Lee Burks, Eldon, Leona Swofford, Kansas City, and Hildred Connell, Jefferson City; 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. One son, Alfred Ray Slote, died Nov, 3, 1979. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. The Rev. Dennis Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Garden Cemetery, Eugene. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Tuesday, December 3, 1996 James H. “Bo” Simpson, 49, Dillingham, Alaska, died Sunday in Rocky Mount. He was born July 6, 1947, in Eldon, a son of H. L. and Wilma Porter Simpson. His parents survive in Rocky Mount. He was married Nov. 24, 1995, in Eldon, to Sharron A. Sorenson, who survives in Dillingham. He was a member of Park Hill Baptist Church, Kansas City, and had been a food and beverage manager for Enrico, Inc. He also was employed as a steel worker and was a commercial trapper and fisherman. Other survivors include: three stepsons, Brantt Williams, Dane Williams and Ty Williams, all of the state of Alaska, one step-daughter, Sharron Williams, state of Alaska and two sisters, Judy Tucci, Kansas City, Kan., and Anne Jones, Kansas City. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griswold-Kays Funeral Home, Eldon. Gary Witt will officiate. Burial will be in Eldon City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Thursday, December 5, 1996 Theresia A. Meiburger, 83, Meta, died Tuesday at Capital Region Medical Center-Southwest. She was born April 27, 1913, near St. Anthony, a daughter of Conrad and Hilda Lueckenotte Schaffer. She was married June 14, 1929, to Adolph H. Rehagen, who died Nov. 27, 1966. She was married in September 1971 to Ben Meiburger, who survives in Jefferson City. A homemaker, she was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Meta. Other survivors include: four sons, Wilfred Rehagen, Gerald Rehagen and Virgil Rehagen, all of Meta, and Harold Rehagen, Amazonia; two daughters, Georgetta Franklin, Eldon, and Rosetta Foster, Bolivar; two brothers, John Schaffer, Jefferson City, and Alfred Schaffer, Russellville; two sisters, Rosa May and Elizabeth Scheulen, both of Meta; 28 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. One daughter, Agatha Lively, died Sept. 18, 1991. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Cecilia Catholic Church. The Rev. John Schutty will officiate. Burial will be in St. Cecilia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Rekus Funeral Home, Meta, with a wake service at 7:30 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Monday, November 18, 1996 Edith Howk, 85, Iberia, died Saturday at her home. She was born Sept. 30, 1911, in Salem, a daughter of Robert Ott and Mary Virginia Redwine Tune. She was married Sept 6, 1932, in Van Buren, to Emil Leland Howk, who died Feb. 14, 1996. She was a member of the Iberia Methodist Church. She worked for the Ely Walker Factory in Salem for a number of years and as a loan officer for the Bank of Iberia. Survivors include: two sons, Robert J. Howk, Iberia, and Kenneth O. Howk, Independence; one daughter, Mary Lois Crocker, Salem; two sisters, Bessie Putman, Jefferson City; and Athalene McBride, Rolla; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruby Stroburg. Services are set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. The Rev. Daniel Musgrave will officiate. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at North Lawn Cemetery, Salem. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Tuesday, November 19, 1996 Billye L. Atkin, 68, Jefferson City, died Monday at Capital Region Medical Center-Southwest. She was born July 28, 1928, in Eldon, a daughter of John C. and Orletta Musick Wayham. She was married July 3, 1948, in Mission Hills, Kan., to Jerald G. Atkin, who survives at the home. A resident of Jefferson City for more than 45 years, she was a member of First Christian Church. Other survivors include: two sons, John Atkin and Mitch Atkin, both of Jefferson City; one sister, Annabel Hoffman, Jefferson City; two grandsons and one great-granddaughter. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Griswold-Kays Funeral Home, Eldon. The Rev. Lawrence R. Veatch will officiate. Burial will be in Olean Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday. Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Wednesday, November 13, 1996 Carlis Raymond Alexander, 76, Dixon, died Monday at Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Rolla. He was born Oct. 8, 1920, in Miller County, a son of Melfin and Cora Blankenship Alexander. He was married Dec. 6, 1947, in Maries County to Ruth Evelyn Martin, who survives at the home. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Dixon. A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of the Liesmann-Roberts American Legion Post 298, Dixon. He worked in housing maintenance at Fort Leonard Wood for 33 years before retiring. Other survivors include: two sons, Glen Alexander, Columbus, Ohio, and David Alexander, Rolla; three brothers, Edward Alexander and Melvin Alexander Jr., both of Iberia, and Myrl “Bob” Alexander, Henley; three sisters, Iris Dake, Dixon, Donna Sisk, Blue Springs, and Marie Kavanaugh, Ontario, Canada. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home, Dixon. The Rev. Thomas Harper will officiate. Burial will be in Wheeler Cemetery near Dixon. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday. Memorials are suggested to the Missouri Veterans Home, Volunteer Services, St. James. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Wednesday, November 13, 1996 Walter Wayne Birdsong, 70, Eldon, died Tuesday at Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital, Osage Beach. He was born Jan. 7, 1926, in Tuscumbia, a son of Everett and Lola Kesterson Birdsong. He was married Sept 23, 1952, to Doris Thompson, who survives at the home. An Army veteran of World War II, he was employed as a union carpenter and was a member of Carpenters Union 945 in Jefferson City. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Eldon. Other survivors include: two sons, Richard Birdsong, Lake Ozark, and Terry Birdsong, Culleoka, Tenn.; two daughters, Laura Estabrooks, Columbia, and Debbie Parker, Lake Ozark; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Phillips funeral Home, Eldon. The Rev. Gene Edwards will officiate. Burial with military honors will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, Tuscumbia. Visitation will be form 6-8 p.m. today. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Friday, November 29, 1996 Helen E. Scrivner, 81, Jefferson City, died Wednesday at Moniteau Care Center, California. She was born Aug. 17, 1915, in Miller County, a daughter of Floy and Mildred Henley Miller. She was married Sept. 1, 1935, in Russellville to Clark Scrivner, who died April 16, 1983. She worked for the Missouri Department of Revenue for 15 years until her retirement. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include: two sons, Roger Scrivner, Lohman, and Larry Scrivner, Montgomery, Texas; one sister, Margaret Bickel, Canoga Park, Calif.; five grandchildren, five step-grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Houser-Millard Funeral Home. The Rev. Guy Thomas will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery (Jefferson City). Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Saturday. Memorials are suggested to the Salvation Army. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Monday, November 18, 1996 Bessie J. Marriott, 92, Eldon, died Saturday at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Versailles. She was born Sept 11, 1904, in Morgan County, a daughter of Jasper and Georgia Ellen Bell Waisner. She was married Oct. 5, 1924, in Proctor, to Raymond J. Marriott, who died March 6, 1978. A resident of Eldon for many years, she was a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Eldon. Survivors include: three sons, Donald Marriott, Newark, Ohio, Raymond “Bud” Marriott, Eldon and Earl Marriott, Starkville, Miss.; one daughter, Sharon K. Casper, Bay St. Louis, Miss.; one brother, Jess Waisner, Versailles; 23 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon The Rev. Randall Bunch will officiate. Burial will be in Eldon City Cemetery, Eldon. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to Good Shepherd Nursing Home. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Tuesday, November 26, 1996 Mary Blanche Williams, 86, Jefferson City, died Saturday at her home. She was born Sept. 21, 1910, in Miller County, a daughter of Eugene and Alice Thompson Kidwell. She was married to Robert Williams, who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church, Eldon. Survivors include: two daughters, Joyce Madeley, Montgomery, Texas, and Linda Conner, Kansas City; one son, David Conner, Columbia; and seven grandchildren. One son, Herb Kidwell, preceded her in death. Private family services are planned. Arrangements are under the direction of Houser-Millard Funeral Home. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City News Tribune, Sunday, December 22, 1996 Howard Barker, 88, Eldon, died Saturday at Eldon Healthcare Center. He was born Oct. 5, 1908, in Miller County, a son of James A. and Sally White Barker. He was married Oct. 27, 1935, in Centertown to Hester L. Dunnaway, who survives in Eldon. He was a correctional officer with the Missouri Department of Corrections for more than 20 years until his retirement in 1971. He lived most of his life in the Eldon area. HE was a longtime member of First Christian Church, Eldon. Other survivors include: one sister, Alpha Hammond, Eldon; and one brother, William R. Barker, Eldon. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Philips Funeral Home, Eldon. The Rev. David Grousnick will officiate. Burial will be in the city cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Monday, December 23, 1996 Lillian G. Burks, 71, Iberia, died Saturday in Mesquite Texas. She was born Sept. 30, 1925, in Henley, a daughter of Leo and Mary Frank Hunepohl. She was married May 19, 1943, in San Luis Obispo, Calif, to Jason Burks, who died Dec. 18, 1984. A homemaker, she did volunteer work at Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital, Columbia, and the Iberia Friendship Hall. She attended the Catholic Church in Crocker, and was a member of Crocker VFW Post 4956 and Iberia Fremont Watkins American Legion Auxiliary Post 105. Survivors include: one daughter, Wilma Ann Schenkel, Mesquite; one brother, Wilburn Hunepohl, Independence; two grandsons, and four great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. Brother Cellis Crum will officiate. Burial will be in Eugene Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today, with an American Legion Auxiliary service at 7:30 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Saturday, December 28, 1996 Bernice Vaughan, 68, Tuscumbia, died Thursday at Capital Region Medical Center-Southwest. She was born June 4, 1928, in Owensville, a daughter of Leve and Cynthia Pope Workman. She was married March 31, 1973, in Eldon, to Harley C. Vaughan, who survives of the home. A resident of Tuscumbia since 1975, she worked as a beautician and enjoyed the outdoors. She was a member of First Baptist Church, O’Fallon. Other survivors include: one son, David Thiedke, Wentzville; one stepson, Kenneth D. Vaughan, Edgerton, Kan.; two step-daughters, Diane Martin, Lee’s Summit, and Judy Vaughan, Gladstone; two brothers, Robert Workman, Tuscumbia, and Jerry Workman, Eldon; two sisters, Gwen Hart, Arnold, and Ruby Tompkins, Eldon; and three grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Philips Funeral Home. The Rev. Gene Edwards will officiate. Burial will be in Tuscumbia City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Tuesday, November 5, 1996 Florence Lovada Kelley, 97, Dixon, died Monday at Heritage Park Nursing Home, Rolla. She was born April 19, 1899, in Miller County, a daughter of William and Bashaby Elkins Carroll. She was married July 1, 1915, in Big Piney, to Silas Kelley, who died Feb. 21, 1984. A homemaker, she was a member of Ozark Baptist Church, Houston. Survivors include: one son, Floyd Kelley, Visalia, Calif.; two daughters, Josephine Rose, Dixon, and Magdalene Meentemeyer, St. Louis; one sister, Marie Long, Waynesville; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 am. Wednesday at Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home, Dixon. Bro. Harold Withers will officiate. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery, Big Piney. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today and from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Friday, December 27, 1996 Rockford J. Helton, 84, Iberia, died Thursday at Jefferson City Manor Care Center. He was born May 13, 1912, in Maries County, a son of Benjamin and Amanda Emory Helton. He was married Sept 28, 1940, in Vienna, to Laudra Means, who died Dec. 16, 1978. He was married Feb. 1, 1980, in Vienna, to Mattie Means Williams, who died April 26, 1989. A resident of Maries and Miller counties, he was a dairy farmer until retiring in 1979. He was a lifelong member of the Congregational Christian Church in Iberia. Survivors include: two brothers, Windorf Helton and Carlos Helton, both of Iberia; one sister, Launa Rowden, Jefferson City; one step-daughter, Shirley Ferguson, Manhattan, Kan.; and five step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a stepson, Robert Hawkins. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. Brother Garry Rowden will officiate. Burial will be in Stokes Cemetery near Meta. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to the Stokes Cemetery. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Monday, November 4, 1996 J. L. Wood, 81, of Eldon, died Sunday at Capital Region Medical Center-Southwest. HE was born July 13, 1915, in Rocky Mount, a son of John L. and Rosa Margaret Jobe Wood. He was married Jan. 17, 1945, in Wichita, Kan., to Mary Lois Roll, who died Dec. 27, 1965. He was married Jan 17, 1972, in Eldon to Bernice Kidwell Keithley-Wood, who survives at the home. He farmed, raising poultry and cattle until his retirement. He attended First Baptist Church, Eldon. An Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he earned four bronze stars and the Congressional Medal of Honor. He was a lifetime resident of Rocky Mount and Eldon and a member of VFW Post 2442. Other survivors include: two sons, Richard Wood, Eldon, and Don Wood, Overland Park, Kan.; two daughters, Julie Philips, Eldon, and Sharon Vernon, St. Peters; two sisters, Jewell Wilson, St. Louis, and Nell Peak, Springfield; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Eldon. The Rev. Randall Bunch and the Rev. John Wilson will officiate. Burial will be in Greenmore Memorial Gardens, Barnett. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Griswold-Kays Funeral Home, Eldon. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Wednesday, November 13, 1996 Marie Rush, 87, Olean, died Tuesday at Eldon Health Care Center. She was born Feb. 5, 1909, in Miller County, a daughter of William T. and Cora Lee Sullens Rush. She was married Oct. 19, 1929, in St. Louis to I. L. Rush, who survives of the home. A lifelong Miller County resident, she was a member of Mt. Herman Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school. Other survivors include: three sons, Norman Rush, Gene Rush and Billy Rush, all of Kansas City, Kan.; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. One son, Jimmy Dale Rush, died in 1976. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. The Rev. Jay Quinn will officiate. Burial will be in Jim Henry Cemetery, Eugene. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Memorials are suggested to the Mt. Herman Baptist Church. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Saturday, December 21, 1996 Roy Clark Henley, 77, Eldon, died Thursday at Capital Region Medical Center-Southwest. He was born June 28, 1919, in Eugene, a son of Parker and Anna Miller Henley. He was married Nov. 16, 1984, in Eugene, to Rayma Spalding Gray, who survives of the home. He lived in Eldon since 1984 and farmed near Eugene. He retired in 1966 from the U.S. Coast Guard after 22 years of service, as senior chief gunner’s mate. He then worked for eight years at the Boston Naval Shipyards. He then worked for the U.S. Post Office in Everett, Mass. He attended Eugene Christian Church. Other survivors include: one daughter, Patricia Ann Henley, Everett; one stepdaughter, Glenda Hardin, Columbia, one stepson, Robert Douglas Gray, Eugene, one brother, Norman Henley, Eugene; one sister, Edith Groose, Eugene; five step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. The Rev. James Haley will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Garden Cemetery, Eugene. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today. Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association or to the Spring Garden Cemetery. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Friday, June 29, 1990 Theodore J. “Ted” Bax, 64, St. Elizabeth, died Wednesday at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia. He was born May 24, 1926, in St. Elizabeth, a son of Joseph A. and Agatha Twehus Bax. He was married Jan 2, 1960, to Marie Bock Salbalka, who survives at the home. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in St. Elizabeth. He was employed with the Langenberg Hat Co. and was also a bus driver for St. Elizabeth Public Schools. He retired in 1989 as a truck driver for Shryack-Hirst Grocery Co. of Jefferson City. Other survivors include: one foster son, Harold Brockes, St. Thomas; four brothers, Albert Bax, Norbert Bax and Arlie Bax, all of St. Elizabeth, and Edward Bax, O’Fallon; one sister, Mary Ann Bax, St. Louis; and four foster grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church with the Rev. John Schutte officiating. Burial will be in the Church cemetery. Visitaion will be from 3-9 p.m. today at the Stevinson-Mossman Funeral Home, St. Elizabeth, where a rosary will be said at 8 p.m. today. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Thursday, August 7, 1997 Judy Baughman, 50, Eldon, died July 26 at her home. She was born Nov. 11, 1946, in Eldon, a daughter of Merle and Lucy Cornett. When she was five years old she was adopted by John W. “Poker” and Ruth Stephens. Her adoptive father survives in Eldon. She was married May 24, 1966, in Durant, Okla., to Rudy Baughman, who survives at the home. She attended school in Eldon and worked at Southwestern Bell, Eldon. She then was employed in various state agencies for more than 15 years, including the Division of Employment Security, the Office of Administration, the Department of Revenue and the Department of Natural Resources. She also spent 10 years working in Kansas City as a computer programmer at Sprint, AT&T and the Missouri Public Service Commission. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Eldon. Other survivors include: two daughters, Rhonda Vitale, Mexico, and Kelly Zimmerli, Kansas City, Kan.; seven brothers, Bill Stephens, Edgerton, Kan., Jim Stephens, Stover, Leo Stephens, Eldon, Neal Stephens, Azle, Texas, Carl Stephens, Kearney, Larry Cornett, Phoenix and Kenneth Cornett, state of Kansas; and two grandchildren. Services will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Eldon. The Rev. Randall W. Bunch will officiate. Burial will be in Dooley Cemetery, Eldon. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Saturday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the music department at First Baptist Church, Eldon. Arrangements are under the direction of Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon. Submitted to Miller County GenWeb by Nancy Thompson: Obituary: Jefferson City Post Tribune, Friday, November 29, 1996 Charles Martin Sooter, 81, Dixon, died Thursday at Capital Region Medical Center-Southwest. He was born March 8, 1915, in Miller County, a son of W. M. “Neddie” and Julia Ann Humphrey Sooter. He was married June 25, 1936, in Swedeborg, to Jewell Loretta Pendleton, who survives at the home. He retired in 1980 after working 34 years as a lineman for Gasconade Electric Co-op, Dixon. He was a member of the Fairview Christian Church, Iberia, and the Iberia Masonic Lodge 410 AF & AM. Other survivors include: three sons, Ned Sooter and Phillip Sooter, both of St. Charles, and John Sooter, Dixon; two brothers, Windorf “Doc” Sooter, Morro Bay, Calif., and Gene Sooter, Crocker; one sister, Mabel Riddle, Glendora, Calif.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. Brother Gene Edwards will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Iberia. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m Saturday. Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association.
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