Waters Funeral Home

Obituaries - 2015

January 18, 2015
Smith, Opal L., age 92 of Louisiana, formerly of Vandalia
Visitation:

Friday, January 23, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Friday, January 23, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Water Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. D. Randall Cone.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Ronald Suddarth, Bob Suddarth, Hayden Adkison, Donald Hayden, Terry Smith and Earl Wayne Smith.

Opal L. (Suddarth) Smith passed away at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at the Maple Grove Lodge in Louisiana, Missouri. Opal grew up in the Louisiana area and was a 1940 graduate of Louisiana High School. After her marriage to Ferrell Leon Smith, they lived and worked in Vandalia. Opal worked at the Bobby Brooks factory and other garment factories from 1960 until her retirement in 1982. Shortly after she retired, they moved back to Louisiana to be closer to their daughter and her family. Opal was a long-time member of the Elmwood Presbyterian Church in Louisiana. While her health was still good, she walked at least twice daily and enjoyed playing cards and bingo at the Trimble House in Louisiana.

Born: March 31, 1922 in Louisiana, Missouri the daughter of Walter Henry and Emma Mae (James) Suddarth.

Married: Ferrell Leon Smith in Texas where he was stationed in the U. S. Army on April 5, 1942; he preceded her in death on October 7, 2001.

Survivors include: one daughter, Patricia Anne (Smith) Boyd of Eolia, Missouri; step-granddaughter, Michelle Lee Danback of Eolia; step-great-granddaughter, Alyesa Nichole Danback of Eolia; three sisters-in-law: Mrs. Basil (Melba) Suddarth of Vandalia; Mrs. Walter Clark (Dorothy) Smith of Vandalia; Mrs. Richard (Lori Ann) Smith of Bowling Green; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Ferrell Leon Smith; four sisters: Roxie, Lorraine, Gladys and Mary; four brothers: Elmer, Henry, Raymond and Basil; son-in-law, Richard T. (Rick) Boyd.

Memorials may be made to a scholarship fund for Opal's great-granddaughter, Alyesa N. Danback in care of Waters Funeral Home, P O Box 84, Vandalia.

   
January 13, 2015
White, Carl W. age 63 of Vandalia
Visitation:

Friday, January 23, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Friday, January 23, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Glenn Forman.
Interment of his cremains will take place at a later date.
Honorary Pallbearers: Carl's nieces and nephews.

Carl Wayne White passed away at 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri. He was a 1969 graduate of Van-Far high school and lived most of his life in the Vandalia area. After school he began working at CE Refractories near Farber until it closed. Carl then worked at Car Rubber Plant near Hermann for several years before joining the Missouri Department of Corrections. He worked at the WERDCC in Vandalia for 17 years as a corrections officer. Carl was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Mexico and enjoyed the hobbies of fishing and hunting.

Born: January 18, 1951 in Mexico, Missouri the son of William Clifford and Iva Laura (Meteer) White.

Survivors include: four brothers: Billy Joe and Judy White of Vandalia; Kenneth and Leona White of Bowling Green; Charles and Janie White of New London; Dennis Ray White of Columbia; four sisters: Iva Joyice Mullinix and Jim of Vandalia; Linda and Earl Traynor of Centralia; Sue and Roger Carroll of Boonville; Janice Sloan of Conway, South Carolina; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents.

Memorials are encouraged to to the American Heart Association

   
January 8, 2015
Maskey, Viola F. age 98 of rural Wellsville
Visitation:

Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 1 p.m. until service time at the Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church, Vandalia.

Service:

Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Balwanz.
Music provided by: Shirley Stubblefield - pianist; Virginia Carlson - soloist.
Interment will be in Fairmount Cemetery in Middletown.
Pallbearers: Eddie Pease, Roger Morris, Darwyn Pease, Gary Pease, Keith Pease and Larry Pease.

Viola F. (Pease) Maskey passed away at 8:25 p.m. on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the Golden Living Center - Pin Oaks Nursing Home in Mexico, Missouri. She was a life-long rural Wellsville area resident and attended Pleasant Plains School. Viola has been a member of the Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church since 1928 and had served as an elder and a Sunday school teacher. She was a homemaker on the family farm and during her lifetime, she enjoyed teaching Sunday school and Bible school; visiting and helping family and friends; gardening, especially flowers. In the winter months, Viola would quilt, embroidery and work puzzles.spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Born: February 20, 1916 in rural Vandalia, Missouri the daughter of Ira Leland and Mabel Isabelle Tallmadge (Kelly) Pease.

Married: John Russell Maskey on December 12, 1936 in Mexico, Missouri; he preceded her in death on May 5, 2004.

Survivors include: one son, Russell L. Maskey and Carol Natividad of Charleston, South Carolina; one daughter: Shirley M. Bradley of Mexico; one brother, Wayne and wife, Doris Pease of Vandalia; three sisters: Dorothy M. Emo of Freeport, Illinois; Sue M. and husband, Earl Wayne Henderson of Vandalia; Leota Craghead of Ozark, Missouri; grandchildren: foster grandson, Dickie L. and wife, Lynda Austin of Goose Creek, South Carolina and Kyle J. and wife, Charlotte Bradley of Kansas City; three great-grandchildren: David and Ashley Austin, Mackenzie Bradley.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, John; four brothers: Tallmadge Pease, Clifford Pease, Leroy Pease and Melvin Pease; three sisters: Julia Mae Pease, Evelyn Grover and Mildred Morris.

Memorials are encouraged to Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church or to the Fairmount Cemetery Association, Middletown, Missouri.

   
January 6, 2015
Seeley, Darlene P. age 75 of Farber
Visitation:

Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 10 a.m. until service time at the Farber Presbyterian Church.

Service:

Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Farber Presbyterian Church
Officiating will be Rev. Bob Balwanz.

Interment of her cremains will take place at a later date.

Darlene (Presson) Seeley passed away at 4:40 p.m. on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at the Countryview Nursing Home in Bowling Green. She grew up in the New Harmony area and attended Bowling Green schools. After her marriage to Ted, they moved to Farber and she started working at North American Refractories. Darlene worked at NARCO for 17 years as a production supervisor. She then began working for the Van-Far Schools in the elementary cafeteria and was there for over 18 years before retiring. Darlene was a member of the Farber Presbyterian Church where she had served as an elder and deacon. She enjoyed baking, sewing, quilting and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Born: December 14, 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri the daughter of Joseph Andrew and Margie Isabelle (Mason) Presson.

Married: Teddy Duane Seeley on November 16, 1957 in Bowling Green, Missouri; he preceded her in death on March 12, 2007.

Survivors include: one son: Jim A. and wife, Brenda Seeley of Mexico, Missouri; one daughter: Sherry L. and husband, Rick Ellis of rural New Hartford; one brother: Billy Joe and wife, Barb Presson of Phoenix, Arizona; three sisters: Jane Wentworth of Hudson, Florida; Mary Ann and husband, Phillip Elliott of Perry; Carolyn Sue and husband, Bob Treaster of Quincy; also survived by seven grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Teddy; one son, Ricky W. Seeley and one daughter, Tori A. Hatton, and one grandson, Steven Eugene Puttnam.

Memorial contributions are encouraged to to the Farber Presbyterian Church or to the Community Care Loving Hospice in Bowling Green, Missouri.

   
January 3, 2015
Emo, Dorothy Libby age 90 of Belleair, Florida
Visitation:

Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel, Vandalia, MO

Service:

Saturday, January 10, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel, Vandalia MO
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn
Music provided by: Sharon Hoehn - Pianist; Madison Stuart - Soloist

Dorothy Libby Emo passed away unexpectedly at her home in Belleair, Florida on Saturday, January 3rd, 2015.

Dorothy was born and raised in Vandalia, MO, where she attended school and graduated from High School. She married W.R. "Babe" Emo on August 22, 1948 and raised their three children in Vandalia until 1963 when they moved to Gainesville Florida. Dorothy and Babe remained in Florida, working and raising their three children. After Babe's death, Dorothy moved to Belleair Florida to be closer to her daughters. Dorothy was an amazing woman of strength. Up until her death, she attended exercise classes, volunteered regularly at her local hospital, was active in her church, travelled and stayed busy with her family and many dear friends.

Born: March 22, 1924 in Whiteside, MO.

Married: W.R. "Babe" Emo on August 22nd, 1948 in Vandalia, MO.

Survivors include: daughter Carolyn Emo Chunn and husband Frank, grandson Charles and wife Kristine, grandson Brian, and great-grandsons Chase and Lucas; daughter Marilyn Emo Connelly and husband John, and grandchildren Kaley, Caroline, and Cameron; son Warren Emo and wife Vicki, and granddaughter Jennifer Emo Phillips and husband Gabe, and great grandson Theodore. Other survivors include brother H.E. Harold Libby and wife Martha, sisters Pat Prichett and husband Bud, Ginger Pilliard, and Wanda Utterback and husband Bob, and many nieces, nephews and cousins

Preceded in death by: her parents, husband, and her brother, Mack Henry Libby.

Memorial contributions are encouraged to the donor's choice.

   

 

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