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TAGUE, Lucille
MEMPHIS, MISSOURI: Lucille Tague, 91, died October 20, 2009 at the Van Buren County Hospital in Keosauqua, IA. She was born January 23, 1918 in Memphis, MO to William and Nettie Matlick Hotchkiss. She was a member of the Memphis United Methodist Church, and enjoyed quilting. She is survived by two daughters, Shirley Swafford (Bary) of Burlington, IA, and Charlotte Payne of Mount Sterling, IA; four sisters-in-law, Gladys Tague of Memphis, MO, Doris Day of Gorin, Callie Strandberg of Liberal, KS, and Dorothy Sequin of Weslaco, TX; a brother-in-law, Floyd Tague of Memphis, MO; a cousin, Ralph Hotchkiss of Monroe Township, NJ; 3 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Olen Tague; her parents; a son-in-law, Jerry Payne; and a brother-in-law, Earl Tague. Services were held at the Memphis United Methodist Church. Interment was at Gorin Cemetery by Payne Funeral Chapel.

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TALKEN, Lillian
ST. MARTINS, MISSOURI: Lillian Merle Talken, 76, died October 26, 2006. She was born July 26, 1930 in Holts Summit, MO to Benjamin Franklin and Trixie Roselle Hafey Moore. She and her husband owned the Junction 17 Store for 35 years, and she later retired from Fasco Corporation. She was a member of St. Martin Catholic Church. She is survived by three daughters, Linda (Tom) Block of Centertown, and Barb (Tom) Wilde and Sandy Graham, all of Jefferson City; three sons, Pat Talken of Eldon, David (Marge) Talken of Jefferson City, and Donald Talken of Eugene; a brother, Edgar Moore of Shelbina; 9 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Anton Talken; four sisters, Betty Hake, Zella Miller, Martha Colter, and Jessie Lepper; and a brother, John Moore. Services were held at St. Martin Catholic Church. Burial was at Our Lady of Snows Cemetery with arrangements by Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home.

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TAMERIUS, Harold
ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI: Harold Gene "Jack" Tamerius, 78, died November 30, 2009 at Heartland Hospital. He was born July 16, 1931 in Grant City, MO to Hoyt and Hazel Field Tamerius. He was a carpenter at Grace Construction, and was an Air Force veteran. He enjoyed fishing, golf, and the outdoors. He was a member of New Life Cathedral. He is survived by his wife, Dora Sims Tamerius; his daughters, Sharon Kandris (John) of Indianapolis, IN, Terry Foster (Perry) of Florence, SC, and Yvonne Tamerius and Debbie Hallowell (Dennis), all of St. Joseph; his sons, Carey Tamerius (Rhonda) of Easton, Danny Tamerius (Judy) of St. Joseph, and Glenn Tamerius (Sherry) of Lawrence, KS; a sister, Mildred Wood; four brothers, Dean, Ernie, Eddie and Cecil Tamerius; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Charles, Mike, and Gary Tamerius; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Tamerius. Interment was at Bennett Lane Cemetery with arrangements by Breit-Hawkins and Gladden Funeral Home.

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TANNER, Charles
JOPLIN, MISSOURI: Charles Tanner, 93, died March 18, 2006 at Spring River Christian Village. He was born July 18, 1912 in Carterville to Charles Tanner and Edna Ruth Monticello Tanner. He was a longtime employee of Rockwell Aviation, and attended Byers Avenue Methodist Church. He is survived by a nephew, Mike Anderson of Joplin; two nieces, Elizabeth Bland of Joplin, and Joe Ann Brunner of Ansley, NE; and a sister-in-law, Opal Anderson of Webb City. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen F. Tanner. Interment was at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum with arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home.

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TANZ, Enos
PERRYVILLE, MISSOURI: Enos Walter Tanz, 73, died October 14, 1980 at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born February 27, 1907 in Perry County to Theodore B. and Anna Dambach Tanz. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Bohnert of St. Louis, and Mrs. Edna Bohner of Longtown; and a brother, Theodore Tanz. Arrangements were handled by Young and Son Funeral Home. Note: One record gives his year of birth as 1909; interment may be at Grace Lutheran Church Cemetery.

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TATE, Gladys
MINERAL POINT, MISSOURI: Gladys Marie Tate, 76, died December 18, 2002 at her home. She was born June 9, 1926 in St. Louis, MO to James Paul and Binie Pearl Daniels Saale. She enjoyed cooking. Survivors include Frances Rawl (George) of Mineral Point, and Theresa Jones of Park Hills; four sons, James Tate (Donna) of Bonne Terre, Sam Tate (Cary) of Elmhurst, IL, and Mark Tate and Clarence Tate (Nina) of Mineral Point; 18 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and 8 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel H. Tate; her parents; two sisters, Mildred Schulte and Ellen Henne; two brothers, Clarence Saale and Charles Saale; and 4 grandchildren. Interment was at Sunset Hill Cemetery by Moore Funeral Home.

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TAYLOR, Cleveland
ESSEX, MISSOURI: Cleveland Taylor, 69, died May 10, 2006 at his home near Essex. He was born July 5, 1936 in Essex, MO to the son of the late John and Ruth Taylor. He retired from the Swift Corporation after 30 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Bernice Dennis Taylor; five sons, Vincent (Ruth) Dennis of Malden, Isaiah Dennis of Parma, Archie (Donnie) Dennis of Lawton, OK, and Alonzo (Mary) Harris and Anthony Dennis, all of Sikeston; three daughters, Tina (Frederick) Norwood of Columbia, and Viola (Joe) Lott and Jannie Bell, all of Sikeston; a sister, Ella Mae Guerin of Marion, IN; a sister-in-law, Ozlee Taylor of Chicago, IL; 38 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Angela Dennis; two sisters, Lula Taylor and Willie Mae Clark; and two brothers, Willie B. and Jerry Taylor. Interment was at Macedonia Cemetery in Malden under the direction of Watkins and Sons Funeral Service.

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TAYLOR, Georgia
OZARK, MISSOURI: Georgia Louise Taylor, 2, died June 23, 1908. She was the daughter of Mrs. Angie Taylor. Burial was at Ozark Cemetery.

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TEAGARDEN, Bessie
NEOSHO, MISSOURI: Bessie E. Baker Teagarden, 88, died March 15, 2007. She was born July 20, 1918 to Milt Russell and Lillian DePriest Russell. She attended the Full Gospel Church. She is survived by a daughter, Mary Ruth Baker Iseli of Neosho; two sons, Jack Baker of Seneca, and Garlin Baker of Wyandotte, OK; two sisters, Wanda Mae Dulmez of Pittsburgh, KS, and Genevieve Robertson of Neosho; her grandchildren; and her great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Clarence Baker and Gerald Teagarden; a sister; and two brothers. Burial was at Burkhart Cemetery under the direction of Clark Funeral Home.

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TEASLEY, Roxie
TROY, MISSOURI: Roxie Dee Teasley, 92, died January 30, 2007 at Lincoln County Medical Center in Troy. She was born October 25, 1914 in Troy to Fenton and Maudie Tillotson Bricker. She was a longtime member of St. Stephen United Methodist Church, and was a past member of the United Methodist Women and the Troy Garden Club. Survivors include two daughters, Elaine Allen (Steve) of Troy, and Lois Ann Powell (Thomas) of Findlay, OH; a brother, Willie Bricker; a sister, Marjorie Myers; 3 granddaughters; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob F. Teasley. Interment was at the Troy City Cemetery under the direction of Ingersoll Chapel for Funeral and Cremation Services.

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TELGEMEIER, Laura
AUGUSTA, MISSOURI: Laura Marie Telgemeier, 78, February 10, 1957 at Jefferson Nursing Home in St. Charles. She was born July 4, 1878 to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Loewenhaupt. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Telgemeier. Burial was at the Augusta City Cemetery.

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TELTHORST, Ruth
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI: Ruth Ida Telthorst, 43, died July 5, 1956 at Jewish Hospial. She was born December 4, 1912 in Waterloo, IL to Charles and Anna H. Boeke. She was survived by her husband, William F. Tehthorst. Interment was at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery under the direction of Hoffmeister Mortuary.

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TENNELLY, Sister Mary Stanislaus
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI: Sr. Mary Stanislaus Tennelly, 81, died February 12, 1947. She was born October 22, 1865 to Thomas and Mary Kehoe Tennelly. Burial was at Sisters of Mercy Cemetery.

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TENNER, Catherine
ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI: Catherine C. Tenner died May 9, 1944 at her residence. She was born in Milwaukee, WI. She was raised in Atchison, KS, and was a longtime resident of St. Louis, MO, where her husband was in the jewelry business. She was survived by a daughter, Katherine Tenner; and a niece, Anna Rutt. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Tenner; and a sibling, Chris Rutt. Services were held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment was in St. Louis with arrangements by Heaton-BeGole and Bowman Mortuary. Note: Burial may be at Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis.

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THEAKSTON, Viola
BOLIVAR, MISSOURI: Viola Maggie Theakston, 90, died August 18, 2009. She was born December 24, 1918 to George Robert Taylor and Maggie Chrisman Taylor. She was a former bookkeeper for a grain company, and attended Bolivar United Methodist Church. She is survived by two nieces, Shirley Webster of Florida, and Nancy Ruby of Oregon; and two special friends, Jerry and Sharon Routh of Wheatland. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Vern Theakston; and two sisters. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery with arrangements by Butler Funeral Home.

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THEE, Iva
LEXINGTON, MISSOURI: Iva Mary Thee, 94, died January 31, 2005 at Lafayette Regional Health Center in Lexington. She was born August 27, 1910 in Fort Scott, KS to Calvin and Morilla Parsons Kee. She was a nurse at the Kelling Clinic in Waverly for 17 years. She was a former resident of Dover, MO, and was a member of the Dover Christian Church. She is survived by five children, Joseph Thee (Connie) of Lexington, Joan Marsh of Marshall, Herman Thee (Robin) of Blue Springs, Darlene Durham (Charles) of St. Louis, and Gerald Thee of Chattanooga, TN; 14 grandchildren; her great-grandchildren; and her great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Herman Thee; a son, Herbert "Sonny" Thee; a daughter, Phyllis Barnes; her parents; a brother, Clarence Kee; and 4 grandchildren. Services were held at the Dover Christian Church. Interment was at the Dover Cemetery by Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home.

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THISTLE, Charles
GRAVOIS MILLS, MISSOURI: Charles Barton Thistle, 89, died July 11, 2005 at his home. He was born October 28, 1915 in Kansas City, MO to Charles Ernest and Imogene Barton Thistle. He was a retired gemologist, and owned Woodstock Hoeffer Wholesale Jewelry Company in Kansas City. He had also been a diamond salesman for Harry Winston in New York. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a graduate of the University of Missouri at Columbia. He was a member of Phi Psi fraternity. He is survived by his wife, Mary Shipman Thistle; three daughters, Elaine V. Graham, Charlene Thistle, and Jeanette Gaches of Springfield; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Iris Garceau. Interment with military honors was at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Kansas City, MO under the direction of Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home.

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TICKELL, Lilia
MOREHOUSE, MISSOURI: Lilia Tickell, 89, died September 28, 1949. She was born May 14, 1860 in New Madrid, MO to Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Summers. She was preceded in death by her husband, L.A. Tickell. Burial was at the Sikeston City Cemetery.

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TINDALL, Lucina
FAYETTE, MISSOURI: Lucina Tindall died August 20, 1898. She was born January 31, 1827. Interment was at "the family burying ground".

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TIPTON, Albert
BIRCH TREE, MISSOURI: Albert Tipton, 84, died October 8, 2005. He was born September 20, 1921 to William Richard and Elizabeth Stone Tipton. Surviving family members include two daughters, Sherry Young of Hardy AR, and Sharon Conway of Eminence; three sons, Ricky Tipton of St. Louis MO, and Verlin Tipton and Alvin Tipton, both of Winona; 18 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Bland Tipton; a daughter, Shirley Yardley; and his parents. Arrangements were entrusted to Duncan Funeral Home.

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TOBABEN, Alberta
SEDALIA, MISSOURI: Alberta Martha Tobaben, 80, died April 19, 2005. She was born March 23, 1925 to Albert and Mattie Von Holten Tobaben. She was a retired AARP Pharmacy employee, and attended St. Paul's Lutheran Church. She is survived by a sister, Edna Tobaben of Sedalia; and a brother, Wilbert Tobaben (Nina) of Sedalia. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Harry Tobaben; and a sister, Ruth Cole. Interment was at Crown Hill Cemetery with arrangements by McLaughlin Funeral Chapel.

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TOTH, Elvina
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI: Elvina Reese Toth died December 23, 2010. She was the mother of Alex Toth, Susan (Alan) Vermillion, Michael John (Tracy) Toth, and Yvonne (Robert) Adams; and the sister of Anthony Reese. She had 4 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Toth. Arrangements were handled by Hoffmeister South County Chapel.

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TONEY, Mary
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI: Mary Toney died August 17, 1860. She was born in 1829. She was the wife of Joab Toney. Services were held at St. Louis Christian Church. Interment was at Bellefontaine Cemetery.

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TOWNSEND, Jenetta
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI: Jenetta Townsend died April 14, 2005. She was born January 5, 1929. She was a longtime employee of Edison Brothers, and attended Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by her mother, Josie Tate; her stepfather, Robert Tate; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald Charles and Sandra Townsend; and 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father. Interment was at Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Austin A. Layne Mortuary.

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TRIGGS, Rev. J. Nathaniel, Jr.
ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI: Rev. J. Nathaniel Triggs, Jr., 64, died January 24, 1979 in Wadsworth, KS. He was a native of Springfield, MO. He underwent seminary training in Springfield and St. Louis. He was pastor of Grant Memorial A.M.E. Church, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Ministerial Alliances of Kansas City, MO and St. Joseph, MO and was on the Inter-Serv Housing Board. Survivors include his wife, Mercie Triggs; a son, John N. Triggs III; two daughters, Tamora E. Triggs and Marsha J. Triggs; four sisters, Martha Clarkson, Ella Emery, Willa Anderson and Mary Triggs; and 2 grandchildren. Services were held at Grant Memorial A.M.E. Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Bullock Family Chapel.

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TROTTER, Lloyd
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI: Lloyd Edward Trotter, 81, died August 27, 2009 at St. Luke's Northland. He was born August 28, 1927 in Carrollton, MO to Joel E. and Marguerite A. Gray Trotter. He was an executive for North American Rockwell Corporation, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a Mason and a member of the American Legion, and attended St. Therese Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Bertha M. Smith Trotter; his children, Jacqueline Coldren (Kevin) of Kansas City, MO, Elwood Trotter of Smithville, Theresa Staudinger (Steve) of Buckeye, AZ, and Sharon M. Wismer (John) of Laguna Niguel, CA; and 5 grandchildren. Interment with military honors was at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville under the direction of Myers Funeral Chapel.

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TRUAN, Craig
INDEPENDENCE, MISSOURI: Craig W. Truan, 68, died April 5, 2003 at his residence. He was born October 17, 1934 in WaKeeney, KS. He retired from the Missouri Department of Transportation. He is survived by a stepdaughter, Donna Henderson (Mike) of Independence; a sister, Berna Ashley (Roland) of Overland Park; a brother, Leon Truan (Lennie) of Sacramento, CA; and 2 grandsons. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nina Truan. Interment was at New Salem Cemetery under the direction of New Salem Funeral Home.

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TULL, Oma
HATFIELD, MISSOURI: Oma Lucretia Johnston Tull, 98, died September 15, 1999 at a hospital in Liberty, MO. She was born December 16, 1900 in Harrison County, MO to Joseph and Pearlette Johnston. She was a longtime resident of the Hatfield area, and was a member of the Assembly of God Church there. She is survived by two daughters, Donna J. Parkhurst of Texas, and Opal Brenizer of Des Moines, IA; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 23 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oral R. Tull; a daughter, Verda Cummins; an infant son; her parents; two brothers, George and Derlin; and a sister, Mary. Interment was at Payne Cemetery in Hatfield with arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home.

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TURNER, Robert W.
JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI: Robert Wilson Turner, 80, died August 10, 2010 at his home. He was born January 27, 1930 in Auxvasse, MO to the late Daniel and Ethel Neil Jennings Turner. He was a retired machine operator at Central Dairy with 38 years of service, and was a former member of Second Baptist Church. He is survived by two sons, Daniel M. Turner of Jefferson City, and William L. Turner of Denver, CO; a sister, Bertha M. (Joseph) Blunt of Jefferson City; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Ann Whittler Turner; an infant son, Robert N. Turner; a stepson, Michael E. Whittler; two brothers, Nolan Turner and William Turner; and two sisters, Betty Jane Hawkins and Mary Lou Barrett. Burial was at Longview Cemetery under the direction of Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home.

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TWYMAN, Virginia
LEE'S SUMMIT, MISSOURI: Virginia Twyman, 70, died May 25, 2003 at her residence. She was born October 15, 1932 in Windsor to Clarence and Isabelle Jones Howard. She had been employed at the Marine Corps Finance Center in Kansas City, and was a former resident of Windsor, MO. She was a former member of the First Baptist Church of Windsor, and was also associated with the First Baptist Church of Grandview and the First Wesleyan Church of Bartlesville, OK. Survivors include her husband, Richard M. Twyman; a daughter, Jane L. Twyman of Kansas City; two sons, James H. Twyman of Raymore, and William E. Twyman of Bartlesville, OK; a sister, Lois Miller of Kansas City; 4 grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Dingey and Ruth Paige. Services were held at Cross Road United Methodist Church in Belton. Interment was at Laurel Oak Cemetery.

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UTTERBACK, Gladys
BRUNSWICK, MISSOURI: Gladys Utterback, 79, died January 15, 2006. She was born January 28, 1926 to John David and Martha Jane Stark Shankle. She attended Brunswick Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Jack Lee Utterback; three sons, Jackie Wayne Utterback of Oak Grove, and D.L. and Charles Lee Utterback, both of Brunswick; four daughters, Judy Carroll Piper of Lampe, Peggy Ann Cruse of Moberly, and Norma Lee Smith and Brenda Sue Taylor, both of Keytesville; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; two sisters; and a granddaughter, Treasa Lynn Brown. Burial was at Elliott Grove Cemetery by Gibson Funeral Home.

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VALLEROY, Donald
ST. MARY, MISSOURI: Donald L. Valleroy, 87, died September 27, 2008. He was born April 9, 1921 to William H. and Emma R. Zahner Valleroy. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, a past board member of the Sheltered Workshop, and a past member of the Sikeston DDA. He is survived by a son, Thomas R. Valleroy of Ste. Genevieve. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty A. Herter Valleroy; two sons, Ronald Valleroy and Gary Joseph Valleroy; his parents; three half-sisters, Adele Spell, Harriett Fiala, and Marie Rizzato; and three half-brothers, Charles Pratte, Aaron Pratte, and William Pratte. Services were held at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial was at Immaculate Conception Cemetery under the direction of Basler Funeral Home.

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VAN BUSKIRK, Lydia
JASPER, MISSOURI: Lydia Van Buskirk died July 28, 1922. She was born in Ohio on January 2, 1842 to Elcannah and Lydia Van Buskirk. She lived in Jasper County with Mrs. Sarah M. Kerney for 35 years. She was a Baptist. She was survived by five nieces, Mrs. J.S. Gresham, Mrs. F.D. Bly, Mrs. Sarah A. Brittain, Mrs. Mart Kline, and Mrs. Amos Harvey; and two nephews, John Clayton and William Van Buskirk. Burial was in Dade County at Collins Cemetery.

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VANDIVERT, Worth
BETHANY, MISSOURI: Worth Vandivert, 79, died August 28, 2010. He was born May 29, 1931 in Harrison County, MO to William Cody and Oda Shumard Vandivert. He was a farmer. He attended Mitchellville United Methodist Church, and served on various boards in Harrison County. Survivors include his wife, Leah Snead Vandivert; three sons, Richard (Tammy) Vandivert of Maryville, Donald (Linda) Vandivert of Bethany, MO, and Charles (Debbie) Vandivert of Springfield; 9 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister; and two infant brothers. Interment was at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery with arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home.

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VAN HORN, Rev. O.D.
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI: Rev. O.D. Van Horn died March 17, 1977. He was a Methodist minister for 40 years. He is survived by his wife, Anna Jane Reed Van Horn; two daughters; three sons; a sister; and a brother. Services were held in Kansas City.

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VANNOY, Wilhelma
PALMYRA, MISSOURI: Wilhelma Kathryn Vannoy, 56, died September 30, 1935. She was born September 15, 1879 in Palmyra to Christian and Luelle Burkhardt. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. M.S. Barber, and Mrs. Elizabeth Thurwachter, with whom she lived. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Vannoy. Services were held at Zion Lutheran Church. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery.

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VASSOS, Frank
CENTRALIA, MISSOURI: Frank Milton Vassos, 84, died November 14, 2005. He was born April 20, 1921 to Milton Frank and Florence Myrtle Welch Vassos. He was a farmer, and formerly worked at Mom and Pop's Cafe. He is survived by his wife, Eunice Hall Vassos; two daughters, Beverly Jones (Perry) of Centralia, and Mona Vassos of Kansas City, MO; a son, Milton Vassos (Kathy) of Centralia; 5 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Burial was at East Lawn Memorial Park under the direction of Pickering Funeral Home.

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VAVAK, Estel E.
BISMARCK, MISSOURI: Estel Edward Vavak, 89, died September 19, 2001 at Parkland Health Center. He was born June 5, 1912 in Buchanan to Ed and Retta Dunn Vavak. He was a World War II veteran and attended the Bismarck United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Rubye M. Vavak; a son, Jay E. Vavak (Cheryl) of Belgrade; two daughters, Jennifer Adams (Rick) of Lake of the Ozarks, and Judy V. Crowe of Gulfport, MS; two brothers, Max Vavak (Ruth) of Cypress, VA, and Albert Vavak (Trudy) of Lake Isabella, CA; two sisters, Jo Janis of Ste. Peters, and Sue Polk (Elmo) of Greenville; 5 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and his nieces and nephews. Arrangements were handled by Shipman Funeral Home.

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VERNATTI, Alta
JOPLIN, MISSOURI: Alta Mary Vernatti died March 24, 2009 at her residence. She was born December 25, 1924 in Joplin to Joseph Vonnie Harrison and Ruby Eleanora Haley Harrison. She was a retired cosmetics manager at Robinsons-May department store in El Cajon, CA, and returned to Joplin in 1998. She was a member of Blendville Christian Church, where she was an active member of the YCC Class. Survivors include a daughter, Vicki R. Kitts (Dale); a brother, Joseph V. Harrison (Bonnie) of San Marcos, CA; three sisters, Ruth Vonelle Nolin of Highpoint, NC, Billie Hunt of Tierra Santa, CA, and Yvonne Whittemore (Walt) of El Cajon, CA; 3 grandsons; 4 great-grandchildren; her cousins; her nieces and nephews; and her friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, David Ray Vernatti; her parents; and a sister, Helen Ann Trease. Interment was at Osborne Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Parker Mortuary.

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VESTAL, Cloval
JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI: Cloval Warren Vestal, 84, died November 24, 2008 at St. Mary's Health Center. He was born March 26, 1924 in Wright County, MO to Rev. Ezra and Ova Keesling Vestal. He held a bachelor's degree from Central Missouri State College in Warrensburg, and a master's degree from Drury College in Springfield. He was an educational supervisor with the Missouri Department of Corrections for 19 years, and taught in southwest Missouri schools for 15 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and served aboard the U.S.S. Ticonderoga. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jefferson City, the Missouri State Teachers Association, and the VFW. Survivors include his wife, Gloria Williams Vestal; a daughter, Sandra (Patrick) Hiatte of Argyle, TX; and two brothers, Kenneth Vestal (Joanne) of Troy, and Carlos Vestal (Wanda) of Wentzville. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter. Interment with military honors was at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens with arrangements by Houser-Millard Funeral Home.

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VOLKER, Virginia
OREGON, MISSOURI: Virginia E. "Ginger" Volker, 82, died June 27, 2010 in Oregon. She was a former resident of Corning and Craig, MO. She is survived by her nieces and nephews; and her friends. Services were held at the Church of the Nazarene in Craig. Cremation arrangements were handled by Schooler Funeral Home.

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VOLKLAND, Effie
NEVADA, MISSOURI: Effie E. Volkland, 89, died February 25, 2006. She was born November 10, 1916 to Frank Darnell and Birdie Lee Mays. She held degrees from the University of Kansas, Pittsburg State University, and Kansas State University, and worked as an elementary school speech therapist for the Nevada R-5 School District. She attended the United Methodist Church of Nevada, MO. She was a member of the P.E.O. Siterhood and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is survived by two daughters, Jacqueline Gumer of Quartz Hill, CA, and Jeannie Huebner of Jacksonville, FL; a son, Douglas Volkland of Great Bend, KS; 10 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Phil Volkland; and her parents. Services were held at The United Methodist Church of Nevada. Interment was at Moore Cemetery with arrangements by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.

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VORIS, Muriel
WHEATLAND, MISSOURI: Muriel Anastasha Voris, 62, died March 8, 2008. She was born June 18, 1945. She was a member of St. Bernadette's Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, Cody F. Voris; a son, Kendall Voris of Hermitage; two daughters, Ellyn Schupbach (Randy) of Harrisonville, and Janeen Louise Herren (Ken) of Montrose; two sisters, Louise Allison Puduah of Vista, CA, and Jory Loomis of Las Vegas, NV; 8 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Butler Funeral Home.

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WAGGENER, Gilead
LEWIS COUNTY, MISSOURI: Gilead Waggener, 18, died January 21, 1884. Burial was at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

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WALKER, Corine
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI: Corine L. Walker, 79, died March 22, 1986 at Hedrick Medical Center. She was born October 6, 1906 in Chillicothe, MO to Walter and Maude Botts Holmes. She was the wife of Wood Walker. Survivors include an aunt, Pearl Thompson of Meadville. Services were held in Meadville at the Gentry Street Baptist Church. Interment was at the Meadville Cemetery with arrangements by Wright Funeral Home.

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WALKER, Roger
CARROLTON. MISSOURI: Roger L. Walker, 69, died March 5, 1986 in Sedalia. He was born September 23, 1916 in Carroll County, MO. He retired from the U.S Army, and had served as an Army recruiter. Survivors include a son, Michael L. Walker; a daughter, Tami O'Connell of Blue Springs; a brother, Myron Walker of Houston, TX; two sisters, Anna M. Hoffman of Kansas City and Geraldine Griffith of Laverne, CA; his stepmother, Colene Walker of Lincoln; a grandson; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and a sister. Services were held at South Side Baptist Church. Arrangements were handled by Gibson-Rice Funeral Home.

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WALLERSTEDT, John
ANDERSON, MISSOURI: John Wallerstedt, 43, died November 27, 2006 at the Anderson Guest House. He was born November 15, 1963 in Kansas City, MO to James Denis and Rita Coenen Wallerstedt. He had been a resident of Anderson for 30 years, and attended services at the Anderson Full Gospel Church. Survivors include his mother; four sisters, Mary Jo Wallerstedt of Kansas City, MO, Julie Treacy of Shawnee, KS, and Jean Long and Jan Borgelt, both of Lee's Summit, MO; a brother, Joel Wallerstedt of Louisburg, KS; 13 nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father; and a brother, James Denis Wallerstedt, II. Arrangements were handled by Ozark Funeral Home.

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WALTER, Odasta
JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI: Odasta C. Walter, 88, died April 21, 2009 at Adams Street Place. She was born September 13, 1920 in Cole County, MO to the late Emil and Annie Seidel. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, and enjoyed flower gardening. Survivors include a daughter, Gloria (Casey) Walter-Sieg; 4 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett H. Walter. Burial was at Riverview Cemetery with arrangements by Houser-Millard Funeral Directors.

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WALTERS, Donald A.
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI: Donald Albert Walters, 75, died December 29, 2008 at DePaul Hospital. He was born March 26, 1933 in Iowa to the late Lester E. and Ida E. Stevens Walters. He worked with the ground crew for TWA Airlines, and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a Blues fan. He is survived by two sisters, Betty L. Walters and Eugenia "Jean" Krueger; 8 nieces and nephews; his great-nieces and great-nephews; his cousins; his neighbors; and his friends. Interment with military honors was at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home.

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WALTHER, Alta
JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI: Alta Ray "Billie" Walther, 90, died May 12, 2008 in Springfield. She was born July 11, 1917 in Leslie, AR to Barry and Montie Stephenson Holsted. She was a retired bookkeeper and office manager for Wilbert Walther Painting, and had also worked at Tweedie Shoe Factory. She attended Our Savior's Lutheran Church, where she was a member of the Quilting Club. She was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include a sister, Ersie Mae Kelley of Leslie, AR; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert H. Walther. Services were held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Interment was at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Houser-Millard Funeral Directors.

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WAMSLEY, Sally
ROCKAWAY BEACH, MISSOURI: Sally Wamsley, 68, died August 29, 2007. She was born December 12, 1938 in Farmington, MO to Forrest and Ruth Montgomery. She was a former resident of Viburnum, MO, and had lived in the Branson area for over 20 years. She enjoyed Branson music shows, and attended several local churches. Survivors include three daughters, Cynthia Holesapple (Scott), Sonya Kozer (Zar), and Kimberly Walker (Derek); a sister, Alyce Martin of St. Louis; 6 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Charles Montgomery and John Montgomery. Services were held at Faith Assembly of God Church in Forsyth, MO. Interment was at Parkview Cemetery in Farmington, MO under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home.

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WARREN, Arnetta
HUMANSVILLE, MISSOURI: Arnetta Sue Warren, 65, died September 10, 2009. She was born June 7, 1944 to Arnold Julian "A.J." and Evelyn Faye Jones Chambers. She operated the Family Health and Food Shops, and was a member of the Humansville Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. She is survived by her children, Jodie and Bradley Miller of Nevada, and Keith and Mitchako Warren of Bolivar; a brother, Gary Chambers of St. Charles; 7 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Frederick Warren. Interment was at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Kansas City under the direction of Murray Funeral Home.

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WARREN, Monroe
CARUTHERSVILLE, MISSOURI: Monroe Richard Warren, 45, died January 2, 2005. He was born March 12, 1960 in Hayti, MO to Silas Bradley and Ernestine Carney. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his parents; his stepfather and stepmother, Monroe and Velrosa Jenkins; a brother, Fredrick Warren; a stepbrother, Carl Jenkins; a sister, Linda Price (Kenneth); a stepsister, Diane Washington (Paul); 2 nieces; and 2 nephews. Interment was at Morgan Ridge Cemetery by Carter Funeral Home.

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WASHINGTON, William, Jr.
BUTLER, MISSOURI: William Washington, Jr., 85, died March 26, 2008 at Bristol Manor in Butler. He was born December 4, 1922 to William Washington, Sr. and Victoria Georgia Elmore Washington in Blytheville, AR. He is survived by a son, Tony Washington of Fulton; and his friends, including all of his friends at Bristol Manor. He was preceded in death by his parents. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler with arrangements by Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel.

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WASS, Dorothy
JOPLIN, MISSOURI: Dorothy Mae Wass, 81, died March 21, 2008 at a local nursing center. She was born November 14, 1926 in St. Joseph, MO to James Thomas and Mary Ann Miljavac Thomas. She was a NASCAR fan, and was of the Catholic faith. She is survived by two daughters, Patty Forkner and Mary Jo Wright (J.K. Wright, Jr.), all of Joplin; a son, Larry Wass of Wenatchee, WA; two sisters, Rose Dawson of Mason City, IA, and Betty Hermanson of San Diego, CA; a brother, Joe Thomas of Mason City, IA; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold C. Wass; her parents; three sisters; and four brothers. Interment was at Ozark Memorial Park under the direction of Parker Mortuary.

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WATERS, Walter
CARTHAGE, MISSOURI: Walter Dale Waters, 66, died June 22, 2011 at the VA Medical Center in Fayetteville, AR. He was born January 7, 1945 in Carthage, MO to William Jewel and Nana Evelyn Waters. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, and retired as a 2nd Degree Engineer from the Military Sealift Command. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion, and enjoyed computers and fishing. Survivors include a brother, Don Waters of Athens, AL; a sister, Ruth Rennick of Carthage; and his nieces and nephews. Interment was at Fasken Cemetery.

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WATTS, Alice
ELSBERRY, MISSOURI: Alice Geneva Watts, 88, died April 10, 2012 at Troy Manor in Troy, MO. She was born May 28, 1923 in Auburn, MO to Homer and Georgeanna Thomas Powell. She worked for over 50 years for the Steavenson family and Forrest Keeling Nursery. She was a member of Centennial Methodist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Rita Robinson (Marvin) of Elsberry; two sons, Michael A. Watts (Roberta) of Louisiana, MO, and Edward Watts, Jr. (Christine) of Quincy, IL; a sister, Helen Webster of Elsberry; a former daughter-in-law, Wanda Watts of St. Charles; 5 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Edward Jackson "Jack" Watts; her parents; two brothers, Vincent Powell and Floyd Powell; and two sisters, Bernice Collins and Dorothy Farris. Services were held at Centennial Methodist Church. Interment was at the Elsberry City Cemetery under the direction of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home.

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WAXMAN, Hyman
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI: Hyman Waxman died April 21, 1952 in St. Louis. He was born in Lithuania to Mr. and Mrs. Leib Waxman. He worked in the fur industry, and was the husband of Yetta Waxman. Interment was at Chevra Kadisha Cemetery by Berger Memorial Chapel.

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WEIMER, Jean
MEXICO, MISSOURI: Jean M. Weimer, 78, died June 11, 2005. She was born March 20, 1927 to Thomas Asa and Cecil Jane Vaughan Miller. She attended Central Missouri State Teachers College, and taught school in Cooper and Lincoln Counties. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, quilting and crossword puzzles. She is survived by a son, Donald L. Weimer of Auxvasse; two daughters, Ilda Kennon of Pevely, and Linda Waage of Columbia; 6 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don J. Weimer; and a daughter, Donna Martin. Burial was at Auxvasse Cemetery by Pickering Funeral Home.

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WELKER, Leroy
MARBLE HILL, MISSOURI: Leroy Welker, 74, died January 28, 2004 at his residence. He was born May 24, 1929 near Advance, MO to Barney and Mae Devenport Welker. He was a self-employed mechanic. He is survived by his wife, Doris Trentham Welker; a daughter, Rhonda Toombs of Patton; four sons, David Welker of Sikeston, John D. Welker of Patton, and Danny and Ronald Welker, both of Marble Hill; three sisters, Madine Atchison of Glenallen, and Iva Padgett and Adell Garland, both of Marble Hill; a brother, Virgil Welker of Marble Hill; and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters; and four brothers. Interment was at Plainview Cemetery under the direction of Liley Funeral Home.

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WENDLING, Lois
KAHOKA, MISSOURI: Lois E. Wendling, 84, died December 14, 2005 in Kahoka. She was born June 30, 1921 in Kahoka to Cecil and Alma Gram Denham. She was a bookkeeper for the family business, Wendling Machine Shop, and had also worked at Benner's grocery store. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, and formerly sang with the chancel choir. She enjoyed playing cards and raising dogs. Survivors include her husband, Henry V. "Hank" Wendling; a son, Gary Wendling (Paula) of Kahoka; two sisters, Margaret Ranck and Eunice Buford (Harlan), all of Kahoka; a brother, Eugene Denham (Ruth) of Kahoka; an aunt, Irma Wendling of Donnellson, IA; a sister-in-law, Betty Denham of Kahoka; 3 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a sister, Laverne Gram; and two brothers, Gerald and an infant brother. Services were held at St. Paul United Church of Christ. Interment was at the Kahoka Cemetery with arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home.

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WENSCH, Dorothy
SEDALIA, MISSOURI: Dorothy Ann Wensch, 80, died January 20, 2004 at Rest Haven Convalescent and Retirement Center. She was born May 1, 1923 in Smithton, MO to John and Magdalena Ida Schmidt Sudduth. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, and enjoyed traveling, flower gardening, and ballroom dancing. She is survived by her husband, Paul F. Wensch; two sons, Paul V. Wensch and Charles Edward Wensch, both of Sedalia; a sister, Helen Reusch of Bucklin; and 3 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Sudduth; and four brothers, Eugene Sudduth, William Sudduth, Lawrence Sudduth, and Charles Sudduth. Burial was at Highland Sacred Gardens under the direction of McLaughlin Funeral Chapel.

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WESSEL, Helen
GORDONVILLE, MISSOURI: Helen Mildred Wessel, 86, died February 27, 2004 at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 21, 1917 in Jackson to John O. and Ida Hitt Statler. She had worked at Rozier's Clothing Store. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, and was active with Ladies' Aid and a quilting group. She is survived by a daughter, Janet Streckfuss of South Dakota; two sons, John Wessel of Gordonville, and Leon Wessel of Marble Hill; a sister, Cecile Wilkinson of Millersville; 9 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, William H. Wessel; and four brothers. Services were held at Zion Lutheran Church. Interment was at the church cemetery under the direction of McCombs Funeral Home.

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WEST, Willie H.
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI: Willie Henry West died July 30, 2002. He was born April 4, 1931 to Carl D. West and Annie Mae Warren West. He attended Campbell College in Jackson, MS. He was the founder of Humphrey Construction and was an independent contractor, as well as a rental property manager. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was a Mason. He was the husband of Mary Lee Adkisson West. Survivors include his children, Lisa, Carolyn (Charles), Romone, Rodney, and Juanakee; his mother, Annie Mae West; a sister-in-law; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; his cousins; his nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. Arrangements were entrusted to Wade Funeral Home.

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WESTERGAARD, Gary
OLEAN, MISSOURI: Gary E. Westergaard, 68, died February 19, 2009 at his residence. He was born November 12, 1940 in Adair, IA to the late Harry and Nona Juhl Westergaard. He was a building contractor and raised cattle. He was a charter member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Adair, IA, and enjoyed farming and woodworking. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Rose Hudson Westergaard; three children, Lisa Westergaard of Kansas City, MO, and Becky Hayden (Clay) and Ty Westergaard, all of Olean; a sister, Joyce Emgarten, of Adair, IA; a brother, Dean Westergaard (Linda) of Adel, IA; 4 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Russellville, MO. Interment was at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery by Rekus Funeral Home.

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WESTON, Curtis
MAITLAND, MISSOURI: Curtis M. Weston, 64, died July 14, 1979. He was born April 27, 1915. He retired from Standard Oil Co., where he worked as a bulk agent and ran a tank wagon service. He was a member and priest of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mound City. Survivors include his wife, Mary Etta Weston; a son, James Norris of Issaquah, WA; four daughters, Patricia McCall of St. Joseph, Judith Ann Nixon of Tarkio, Karen Norris of Overland Park, KS, and Linda Garwood of Kingsville; four sisters, Virginia Freeman, Wanda Beth Davis, Wilma Zion, and Marcine Smith Prycior; four brothers, Kenneth Weston, Shirley Weston, Dale Weston, and Everett Weston; and a grandchild. Services were held at the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mound City. Interment was at the Maitland Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.

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WESTON, William L.
MILO, MISSOURI: William Leon Weston, 57, died June 24, 1990 at his residence. He was born May 12, 1933 in Corinth, MS to Leland and Cordelia Crider Weston. He was a retired supervisor for Western Union with 30 years of service. Survivors include his wife, Josephine Mantell Weston; four sons, Mark Weston of Cocoa, FL, and Doug Weston, Ramon Weston and Chris Weston, all of Independence; four stepsons, John Doulan, Robert Case, Jack Case, and Michael Doulan, all of Independence; two stepdaughters, Helen Belter of Independence, and Melissa Stafford of Grain Valley; his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Weston of Puyallup, WA; two brothers, Arnold Weston of Roseburg, OR, and Leonard Weston of Puyallup, WA; a stepbrother, Lloyd Forbes of Roseburg, OR; a stepsister, Betty Stafford of Winston, OR; 9 grandchildren; and 8 step-grandchildren. Interment was at Milo Cemetery by Ferry Funeral Home.

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WETZEL, Hazel
NORTH KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI: Hazel Charlene Wetzel, 78, died April 12, 1989 at North Kansas City Hospital. She was born in Ludlow to Charles W. and Viola Cusick Stewart. She had lived in North Kansas City since 1985, and was a former longtime resident of Blue Springs. She was a member of the Englewood-North congregation of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She is survived by a daughter, Marilyn Smith of Kansas City; 5 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Burial was at the Blue Springs Cemetery under the direction of Webb-Freer Funeral Home.

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WHITSON, Effie
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI: Effie Jones Whitson died September 16, 1959. She was born January 25, 1878 in Whitewater, MO. Survivors include three children, Fred Whitson of Jackson, Stanley Whitson of Campbell, and Mrs. Thelma Ervin of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Mrs. Rose Keyes of Kennett; a brother, Herman Jones of Cape Girardeau; a half-brother, Edward Jones of Lutesville; four half-sisters, Mrs. Pearl Hawkins of Lutesville, Mrs. Gladys Williams and Mrs. Vivian Lloyd, both of St. Louis, and Mrs. Elsie Alexander of St. Petersburg, FL; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Lorimer Cemetery under the direction of Haman Funeral Home.

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WIBBENMEYER, Oscar
FRIEDHEIM, MISSOURI: Oscar E. Wibbenmeyer, 91, died June 12, 2006. He was born February 3, 1915 to B. Henry and Julia Buchheit Wibbenmeyer. He was a farmer. He attended St. Maurus Catholic Church at Biehle, and was a member of the Western Catholic Union. He is survived by his wife, Bertha Bohnert Wibbenmeyer; a daughter, Dorothy Welker of St. Louis; six sons, Michael Wibbenmeyer of Friedheim, Richard Wibbenmeyer of Arnold, Larry Wibbenmeyer of St. Louis, Paul Wibbenmeyer of Fruitland, James Wibbenmeyer of Imperial, and Mark Wibbenmeyer of Ennis, TX; a sister, Sally Herigon of St. Thomas; five brothers, Rupert Wibbenmeyer of Fenton, Othmar Wibbenmeyer of Perryville, Donald Wibbenmeyer of Florissant, Herbert Wibbenmeyer of St. Louis, and Sandy Wibbenmeyer of Festus; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters; and three brothers. Services were held at St. Maurus Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Maurus Catholic Cemetery with arrangements by Miller Family Funeral Home.

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WICKS, Brenda
NEW MADRID, MISSOURI: Brenda Joyce Wicks, 52, died January 29, 2009 at her home. She was born December 27, 1956 in Chicago to Harold and Velma Reed Smith. She is survived by her husband, David Wicks; a stepson, Brian Wicks of Granite City, IL; her parents of Lilbourn; a sister, Kathy Whitley of Lilbourn; a brother, David Smith of Lilbourn; and 2 granddaughters. She was preceded in death by a brother, Steven Smith. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery under the direction of Richards Funeral Home.

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WIEDMAIER, James
EASTON, MISSOURI: James A. Wiedmaier died February 25, 1972 in Kansas City. He was a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church and the Catholic Order of Foresters. Services were held at Seven Dolors Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Mary's Cemetery in Hurlingen under the direction of Heaton-Bowman Funeral Home.

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WILEY, Sammy
STANBERRY, MISSOURI: Sammy Wiley, 78, died April 5, 2011 in Stanberry. He was born September 21, 1932 in Island City, MO to Sam and Esther Bryant Wiley. He and his wife owned Wiley Fencing, as well as a recreation center, and were also farmers. He enjoyed golfing and playing pool. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Berry Wiley; a daughter, Sue Ann Smith of Stanberry; a son, Les Wiley of Urbandale, IA; a sister, LaVonne Gregg of Haywarden, IA; 5 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Lewis Wiley; and two sisters, Lois Heistand and Leona Kinkade. Interment was at High Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith Chapel.

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WILJECK, Irene
FENTON, MISSOURI: Irene J. Wiljeck, 92, died February 25, 2007 in St. Louis. She was born July 7, 1914 in Fenton to Barney and Ida Diehl Konert. She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Fenton, where she had been involved with the St. Paul Mothers Club, the St. Paul Quilters, and St. Ann's Sodality. Survivors include four sons, Robert B. (Susan) Wiljeck of Hecker, IL, John H. Wiljeck of Burbank, CA, and David B. (Barbara) Wiljeck and George E. (Kathy) Wiljeck, all of Fenton; three daughters, Ann R. (Robert) Benson of Huntsville, AL, and Doris M. (James) Burnes, and Marian I. Wiljeck, all of Fenton; a sister, Viola Brouk of Fenton; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard "Ben" H. Wiljeck; and her parents. Services were held at St. Paul's Catholic Church. Interment was at St. John's Cemetery in High Ridge with arrangements by Fieser Funeral Home.

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WILLETT, Effie
STEELE, MISSOURI: Effie D. Usery Willett, 84, died May 15, 2007 in Marble Falls, AR. She was born June 26, 1922 in Elkmont, AL to George Usery, Sr. and Alma Carter Usery. She was of the Pentecostal faith. She is survived by three sons, Paul J. Willett of Fort Valley, GA, and Walter Frank Willett and Roger Willett, both of Kennett; five daughters, Roberta Drumright of Steele, Georgia Lee McCammon of Marble Falls, AR, Jeanette Tolson of Sheridan, AR, Maxine Moore of Blytheville, AR, and Jane Fenimore of Renton, WA; a sister, Louise Hicks; two brothers, Gilbert Usery and George Usery, Jr.; 39 grandchildren; 74 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Walter Willett; six sisters, MayBell Pratt, Beulah Pratt, Vernie Pratt, Margie Hanners, Lela Bogle, and Maggie Young; two brothers, John Usery and Ed Usery; and a grandson. Interment was at Dunklin County Memorial Gardens by Powell Funeral Home.

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WILLIAMS, Lewis
MATTHEWS, MISSOURI: Lewis Williams, 58, died January 7, 1948 at the Sikeston General Hospital. He was born March 31, 1889 in Cullman, AL to Mr. and Mrs. Alec Williams. He was a farmer. Survivors include eleven children, Lonnie, Myrtle, Ruth, Mozelle, Frank, Otis, Fred, Edgar, Lewis, and Anna Williams, and Mrs. Daisy Gray; three sisters; and five brothers. He was preceded in death by his wife. Burial was at the Matthews Cemetery under the direction of Albritton Funeral Home. Note: One record gives his age as 57.

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WILLIAMS, Onie
ALTON, MISSOURI: Onie Clessie Williams, 75, died April 11, 2011 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She was born January 6, 1936 near Couch, MO to Edward J. Bates and Emma Jane Bennett Bates. She is survived by her husband, Doyle F. Williams; a daughter, Neta Brewer of Cherokee Village, AR; three sons, Claud Williams of Alton, and Dennis and Sid Williams of West Plains; two sisters, Edith Robinson of Thayer, and Verbal Marquette of Mexico, MO; her grandchildren; her great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; and six brothers. Interment was at Bailey Cemetery with arrangements by Clary Funeral Home.

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WILLIAMSON, Vivian
PARIS, MISSOURI: Vivian Irene Williamson, 83, died May 2, 2000 at Monroe Manor Nursing Home in Paris. She was born May 28, 1916 in Monroe County to John D. and Lurena Shortridge Levings. She was a deputy sheriff in Monroe County. She was also a seamstress at Monroe Manor Nursing Home for 20 years, and worked for Headstart. She attended the Paris Methodist Church, and was a member of the Marr Extension Club. She is survived by five daughters, Marjorie L. Gottman of Monroe City, Marsha A. Threlkeld of Paris, Marilyn Y. Cole of Quincy, IL, Laura L. Gibbs of Hurst, TX, and Myrna K. Williamson of Mineral, VA; a brother, Wayne Levings; 14 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Hopkins Williamson; a sister; and six brothers. Interment was at Walnut Grove Cemetery under the direction of Agnew Funeral Home.

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WILSON, Mary Belle
ELSBERRY, MISSOURI: Mary Belle Wilson, 76, died July 31, 2008. She was born February 26, 1932 to Edgar Shirell and Nellie Thomas Jimerson. She was the retired owner of Hap's Lounge in New Madrid, MO. She is survived by a daughter, Debra "Debbie" Johnson (William Fox) of Kimmswick; three sons, James W. "Jack" Hailey III of New Madrid, Rodney J. Hailey of Pelham, GA, and Kingston H. Wilson (Donna) of Elsberry; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Cathy Wilson; a son, David Hailey; her parents; four brothers; and three sisters. Inurnment was at Elsberry City Cemetery with arrangements by Carter-Ricks Funeral Home.

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WILSON, Paul R.
EAST PRAIRIE, MISSOURI: Paul Ray Wilson, 63, died August 16, 2010 at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born March 13, 1947 in Mississippi County, MO to Woodrow E. and Mary Ellen Burgess Wilson Hilton. He was a retired clothing salesman and a member of the East Prairie First Church of God. Survivors include two daughters, Paula R. Wilson of Highland, IL, and Nicole R. Wilson of Glasgow, KY; a son, Jonathan Wilson of St. Charles; four sisters and their spouses, Shirley and Richard Ivie of Portageville, Madgie and Fred Daniels of Matthews, and Helen and Bill Lewis and Ruby and Larry Smith, all of East Prairie; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Jerry Lee Wilson of East Prairie, Donnie Wilson of Portageville, and Terry and Vicki Wilson of Bowling Green, KY; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Interment was at East Prairie Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Shelby Funeral Home.

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WINCHESTER, Luretta
O'FALLON, MISSOURI: Luretta Mae Winchester, 81, died March 23, 2011. She was born September 14, 1929 to John and Luretta Johnston. She was the mother of Donna (Gary) Schlicher; the sister of Flora Schumacher and John Johnston; and is also survived by other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Winchester; her parents; and her siblings, Wilma Christ, and Timon, George, Vernon, and Guy Johnston. Arrangements were handled by Baue Funeral Home.

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WISCHMEYER, Helen
ELSBERRY, MISSOURI: Helen B. Wischmeyer, 105, died June 30, 2010. She was born July 30, 1904 to Frederick and Sadie Lybarger Hauser. She was a floral designer. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years, and also a member of the Sullivan Garden Club. She attended Sullivan First Baptist Church. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, including Sue Beck of Winfield. She was preceded in death by her her husband, Carl Wischmeyer; a daughter, Martha Boor; her parents; and three brothers, Robert, James, and Fred Hauser. Interment was at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Sullivan with arrangements by Eaton Funeral Home.

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WIX, Edna
APPLETON CITY, MISSOURI: Edna Roselle Wix, 92, died April 10, 2003. She was born April 8, 1911 to Rollin William and Nona Miranda Gwin Gregg. She attended the First Baptist Church of Appleton City, and was a member of the Rebekah Lodge. She is survived by four daughters, Shirley (Don) Bell of Gladstone, Donna (Harold) Kuhn of Lee's Summit, Sharon (Chris) Brown of Rock Falls, IL, and Sue (Jerome) Heiman of Holden; 14 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren;and 5 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Wix; a daughter, Doris Kassner; her parents; two brothers, Ralph and Roy Gregg; and a granddaughter, Brenda Kassner. Arrangements were handled by Hill and Son Funeral Home.

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WOLFF, Rabbi Morris
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI: Rabbi Morris Wolff died November 24, 1961 at the Claridge Hotel. He was born in Russia in 1899 to Mr. and Mrs. Ephraim Wolff. Services were held at Berger Memorial Funeral Home. Interment was at B'nai Amoona Cemetery.

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WONG, Kenneth
HILLSBORO, MISSOURI: Kenneth N. Wong, 52, died August 28, 2010 in Fenton, MO. He was born in Hong Kong on May 6, 1958 to C.J. and Betty (nee Cheng Yue Wa) Wong. Survivors include his wife, Lisa A. Tucker Wong; three sons, Benjamin Wong, Noah Wong, and J. Andrew Wong, all of Hillsboro; his parents of Honolulu, HI; a brother, David Wong of Honolulu; and a sister, Rosalia Chiu-Holland of Austin TX. Interment was at Peaceful Meadows Cemetery under the direction of Robert D. Brown Funeral Home.

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WONSETLER, Fannie
COWGILL, MISSOURI: Fannie Mae Wonsetler, 86, died October 8, 1983 at a hospital in Liberty, MO. She was born April 13, 1897. She was a member of the Cowgill Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, William Wonsetler of Kansas City, MO; 2 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Cowgill Baptist Church. Interment was at the Cowgill Cemetery by Pitts Funeral Home.

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WOODRUFF, MacArthur
JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI: MacArthur M.L. Woodruff, 69, died April 27, 2011 at Capital Region Medical Center. He was born February 26, 1942 in Twist AR to the late Tommy and Mary Couch Woodruff. He held a master's degree in Sociology/Criminal Justice from Lincoln University. He was a retired superintendent for the Missouri Department of Corrections, where he had also worked as a teacher, corrections officer and unit manager. He was a previous director of safety and security for Lincoln University, and a nursing assistant at Fulton State Hospital. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, and served with the Missouri National Guard for over 20 years. He was a member of Prairie Grove Baptist Church in Tipton, and a former member of Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church. He was served on the Jefferson City Police Board. He was a member of Capital City Lodge No. 9., and was a Boy Scout leader. He enjoyed bowling. He is survived by his wife, Sherrelyn Ruth Seibert Woodruff; his children, Daryl (Courtney) Woodruff of Long Beach, CA, Kimberly Woodruff (Heather Whiteside) of Kansas City, and Devon (Ashley) Woodruff, David (Holly) Woodruff, Alison Woodruff, and Kathlene Woodruff, all of Jefferson City; five siblings, Aaron Woodruff of Blytheville, AR, Zula Lofton of Chicago, Georgia Blair of Atlanta, GA, Benjamin Blair of Moorhead, MN, and Peter (Jean) Woodruff of Las Vegas, NV; 10 grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Walter Woodruff, James Woodruff, David Woodruff, T.W. Woodruff, and Archie Brown; and a sister, Nona Blackman. Interment with military honors was at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens by Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home.

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WOODS, Clifton
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI: Clifton I. Woods, 83, died August 12, 2009. He was born May 16, 1926 in Columbia to Harry Woods, Sr. and Sally Edwards Woods. He is survived by two sons, Clifton Woods, Jr. and Jamie Smith; two sisters, Betty Okomoto and Bernice Jenkins; and a brother, Harry Woods, Jr. Arrangements were entrusted to H.T. May and Son Funeral Home.

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WOODY, Olive
CRANE, MISSOURI: Olive Woody died May 14, 1972. She attended the First Baptist Church of Crane. She is survived by a son, Alvis Wicker; a daughter, Mrs. Otis Ennis; a sister, Lourella Burgoon; and two brothers, Connie Moreland and Roy Morland. Services were held at Manlove Chapel. Burial was at Mars Hill Cemetery.

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WOOLARD, Chloe
ROCKY COMFORT, MISSOURI: Chloe E. Woolard, 76, died March 7, 2004 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rogers, AR. She was born March 31, 1927 in Stella, MO to Everett and Ruby Lentz Spiva. Survivors include four sons, Lonnie Woolard of Rocky Comfort, H.C. Woolard (Carol) of Stella, Dennis Woolard of Parkville, and Donald Woolard (Donna) of Powell; four sisters, Ruby Baker of Wheaton, Christine Sartain of Old Hickory, TN, Patsy Kruse of Wyandotte, OK, and Carolyn Hatfield of Dallas, TX; three brothers, Howard Spiva of Joplin, Ray Spiva of Neosho, and Albert Spiva of Seneca; an aunt, Minnie Speak of Neosho; 6 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Woolard; two sisters, Maudeen and Theresa; two brothers, J.C. Spiva and Bill Spiva; and two grandchildren. Interment was at Union Cemetery in Stella with arrangements by McQueen Funeral Home.

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WOOLARD, Ethel
CAMDENTON, MISSOURI: Ethel Lou Woolard, 89, died January 30, 2006. She was born November 1, 1916. She was a member of St. James Christian Church. She is survived by her children, Jennie Cunningham, Dianna Woolard, and Ed Duffin; her grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Caroline Sherrell; her husband, Jerry Woolard; and ten siblings. Entombment of cremains was at Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Louis by Jones Funeral Home.

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WOOLIVER, Lysander
POTOSI, MISSOURI: Lysander Wooliver, 85, died June 17, 1952. He was born May 12, 1867 in Salem, MO to Mr. and Mrs. Jake Wooliver. He was a retired carpenter. He was survived by his wife, Sarah E. Wooliver. Burial was at the family plot in Potsi, MO under the direction of Sparks Funeral Home.

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WRATHER, Ruby
PORTAGEVILLE, MISSOURI: Ruby Irene Pinnon Wrather, 94, died February 1, 2004, at her residence. She was born August 16, 1909 in Tipton County, TN to the late Mollie Louella Smith and Elsie Athen Pinnon. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Church of God, PEO, and the United Methodist Women. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Aubra R. Wrather, Jr. (Annie Laurie Tipton); two sisters, Imogene Woolard and Louise Hawkins; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 28 great-great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, A.R. Wrather, Sr.; three daughters, Lillian Wrather, Glenna Turner, and Reba LaFont; a brother, Joseph Pinnon; and two sisters, Verda Terry and Lucy Peters. Services were held at the First United Methodist Church. Burial was at the Portageville Cemetery under the direction of DeLisle Funeral Home.

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WRIGHT, Bedelia
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI: Bedelia Wright, 59, died July 7, 1940 at the St. Louis County Hospital. She was born February 27, 1881 in Mississippi, and was the daughter of Cornelius Liles. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wright. Interment was at Washington Park Cemetery.

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WRIGHT, Charles W.
ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI: Charles Wesley Wright, 43, died May 1, 1922 in a train accident. He was born January 23, 1878. He was an engineer for the Burlington Railroad, and was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Survivors include his wife, Mary Wright; and three sons, Charles, Joseph and William Wright. Burial was at Ashland Cemetery under the direction of H.O. Sidenfaden Funeral Home.

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YANG, Ok Hui
ST. ROBERT, MISSOURI: Ok Hui Yang, 83, died March 24, 2012 at her home. Survivors include three children, Mun C Yang, Sun C. Mitchell (Bill), and Sung Ho Yang; a sister; a brother; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; her cousins; her nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Estates Cemetery with arrangements by the Memorial Chapels and Crematory of Waynesville/St. Robert.

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YANKEE, Samuel
LONE JACK, MISSOURI: Samuel Yankee, 81, died January 16, 1879. He was born December 9, 1797. He was survived by his wife, Permelia Yankee. Burial was at the Yankee Family Cemetery.

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YANUSHITIS, Joseph
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI: Joseph Yanushitis, 57, died December 23, 1960 at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis. He was born January 1, 1903 in Taylorville, IL to Joseph and Mary Paculas Yanushitis. He worked as a typist for the Post-Dispatch. He was survived by his wife, Ruby Yanushitis. Burial was at Lakewood Park Cemetery under the direction of Albert H. Hoppe Funeral Home.

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YAWITZ, Esther
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI: Esther Yawitz died October 4, 1944 at her home. She was born in Russia. She was survived by her husband, Nathan Yawitz. Burial was at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery under the direction of Herman Rindskopf Mortuary.

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YOCOM, Willa Mae
DAVISVILLE, MISSOURI: Willa Mae Yocom, 88, died February 8, 2009 at Salem Memorial Hospital. She was born May 25, 1920 in Wellsville, MO to Marvin and Mae Vehlewald McCann. She enjoyed cooking, crossword puzzles, and flower gardening, and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Billy Eugene Yocom; a daughter, Becky Russell (Melvin) of Davisville; two sons, Mike Yocom and Steve Yocom (Heidi), all of Davisville; a brother, Harold McCann (Margaret) of Houston, TX; 2 grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. Interment was at the Steelville Cemetery by Britton-Bennett Funeral Home.

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YOUNG, Barbara
AVA, MISSOURI: Barbara Lee Young, 80, died October 17, 2008. She was born November 16, 1927 to Earl and Thelma Garrison Evans. She attended Gentry Church, and enjoyed reading. Surviving family members include two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Elizabeth Young of Blackburn, and George and Janice Young of Ava; a sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Bill LeVelle of Walnut Shade; two brothers, Jim Evans of Loganville, GA, and Sim Evans of Ohio; a sister-in-law, Delores Young of Ava; 4 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a great-great granddaughter; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Young; her parents; a brother, Wayne; and a granddaughter. Burial was at Denney Cemetery with arrangements by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home.

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YOUNG, Joan
SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI: Joan Elizabeth Young died August 3, 2005. She was born February 20, 1936 in Tiff, MO to Chadburn and Mary Ellen Deering Aubuchon. She was a member of St. Agnes Cathedral Parish, and worked in the rectory providing household services to priests, seminarians and guests. She was known for her baking, cooking and canning skills. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Neil Young; her children, Mary Zumwalt (Kevin), Theresa Keppel, Kathie Sadler (Ed), Sue Johnson (Joe), Thom Young (Debra), Chuck Young (Patricia), and Karen Conley (John); her siblings, Eileen Finley (Hollis), Kenny Aubuchon (Gail), Frank Aubuchon (Jackie), Leon Aubuchon (Martha), Jean Coleman (Ron), Margaret Hodge, Glenda Arnold (Galen), Dennis Aubuchon (Frances), and Jim Aubuchon (Sue); her grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Doris Boyer and Elaine Aubuchon; and two grandchildren. Services were held at St. Joachim Catholic Church. Arrangements were handled by Moore Funeral Home.

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ZEHRT, Clifford C.
AFFTON, MISSOURI: Clifford Christopher Zehrt, 86, died July 3, 2004. He was born December 10, 1917 to Christ and Mary Wunderlich Zehrt. He attended Northeast Missouri University. He was a teacher at Northwest High School, and also taught in Illinois. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Anna Zehrt; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Gladys Martin of Washington; a brother, Glennon Zehrt of San Diego, CA; a sister, Catherine Brooks of San Diego, CA; 6 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Helen Zehrt, Marie Zehrt, and Loretta Piercey; and his parents. Interment was at Immaculate Conception Cemetery under the direction of Oltmann Funeral Home.

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ZINK, Emilie
SEDALIA, MISSOURI: Emilie E. Zink, 79, died December 7, 2001. She was born October 31, 1922 in Sedalia to Creston and Margaret Hancock Clark. She was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church, where she served with the Altar Guild and the Episcopal Church Women's Association, and was active in diocesan affairs. She volunteered for Meals On Wheels, and was a former Red Cross board member. She enjoyed golf, playing bridge, and German cooking. She is survived by two daughters, Margaret L. "Peggy" Eschbacher of Sedalia, and Cheri G. Alfrey of Smithville; three sons, John C. Zink of Sedalia, Robert D. Zink of Green Ridge, and Paul M. Zink of Otterville; 10 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Zink. Services were held at Calvary Episcopal Church. Interment was at Calvary Episcopal Columbarium with arrangements by McLaughlin Funeral Chapel.

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