Waters Funeral Home

Obituaries - 2018

January 31, 2018

Young, David E., age 76, of Farber


Monday, February 5, 2018 from 11 a.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Home, Vandalia.


Monday, February 5, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home
Officiating: Pastor Jamie Franke.
Selected favorite songs.
Interment: the Fairview Cemetery with full military honors.
Pallbearers: Clinton Lamberson, Gerald Mosley, Robbie Emmons, Tim Perkins, Joe Barkwell, Nathanial Paul, Desari Tremaine and Neal Anderson.

David Eugene Young passed away at 8:50 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at the Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. He grew up in the St. Louis area and was a 1959 Riverview Gardens High School graduate. For several years he worked in the area as a contract painter. From 1971 until 1983 he worked as a press operator at CE Refractories. He then worked as a machinist at factories in Montgomery City and Louisiana. David then began working at A. B. Chance/Hubbell in Centralia as a machinist until retiring in April 2010. He was a Christian by faith and enjoyed his hobbies of fishing, hunting, mushroom hunting, gardening and vacationing with the grandchildren. David was an officer and on the Executive Board of IUECWA Local 86821.

Born: July 23, 1941 in Annada, Missouri, the son of James Buford and Clara Marie (Couch) Young.

Married: Delores Ileen Lamberson on April 27, 1966 in Hannibal; she survives.

Survivors include: wife, Delores of Farber; three sons: Michael and wife, Jennifer Young of Vandalia; Matthew and wife Natasha Young of Sturgeon; Steven and wife, Kaleena Young of Raytown; one daughter, Michelle Young of Farber; two sisters: Donna Young of LaMesa, California; Debra Taylor of Ashburn, Missouri; five grandchildren: Jade Young, Harley Young, Anastasia Young, Abbygail Young and Kayden Young.

Preceded in death by: parents.

Memorials are encouraged to the SSM Kidney Dialysis Center in Mexico.

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January 29, 2018

Holman, Charles F., age 84 of Vandalia


Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the Second Christian Church in Vandalia.


Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Second Christian Church in Vandalia.
Janet Ashley pianist & soloist; church choir.
Interment: the VandaliaCemetery with military honors.
Pallbearers: Clarence Holman Jr., Frederick Holman, Craig Cockrell, Clarence Holman III, Kenneth Crumes and Kerwin Scott.
Honorary Pallbearers: Church Deacons, Leo Salmon, Artie Wiser, Dempsey Dixon, William Wheeler, Matthew Salmon and Ronnie Green.

Charles Frederick Holman passed away at 12:31 p.m. on Monday, January 29, 2018 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Charles was a lifelong Vandalia resident. He attended Lincoln elementary school in Vandalia and was a 1950 graduate of the Garfield High School in Mexico, Missouri. While in high school he helped at a local farm. Charles was drafted into the Army in March of 1953, serving until March of 1955. He was employed at Harbison Walker for 47 years and retired in March of 1988. Charles was a long-time member, elder and deacon of the Second Christian Church in Vandalia. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Charles was known to most people as "Chan." To all he came across, he left a lasting impression. He never met a stranger and would talk to anyone he came across. Charles was always willing to sing a solo when asked. His favorite song was, "I Won't Complain."

Born: February 7, 1933 in Vandalia, the son of Albert Lee and Mary Elizabeth (McPike) Holman.

Married: Imogene Minnie Douglas on September 15, 1954 in Vandalia; she preceded him in death on May 27, 2016.

Survivors include: one daughter, Sheila Ann Owens of Omaha, Nebraska; one sister, Helen Holman of Vandalia; three grandchildren: Felicia C. and husband, Larry Liddell of Omaha; Relonda N. Owens of Omaha; Charles E. Owens and Jessica Anderson of Norfolk, Nebraska; four great-grandchildren: Reagan Anderson, Braylon Owens, Charlize Owens and Journey Owens; also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by: parents; wife, Imogene; two brothers: Robert and Clarence Holman; two sisters: Hazel Acuff and Jean Shelton.

Memorials are encouraged to the Second Christian Church in Vandalia.

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January 28, 2018

Sharon R. McCormack, age 59, of Vandalia


Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Vandalia.


Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Vandalia.
Officiating: Pastor Brian Lehenbauer& Pastor Ron Franklin.
Interment: Interment of her cremains will take place at a later date in the Vandalia Cemetery.

Sharon Rose McCormack passed away unexpectedly at 7:15 a.m. on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at her home in Vandalia. She was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana and moved to Missouri in her younger years. Sharon was a 1977 Mark Twain High School graduate. She lived in Vandalia since 1978 and worked in the kitchen for several area restaurants. Sharon was a long time faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Vandalia where she also attended Bible study and Bible school. She enjoyed reading, working word search puzzles, and watching Cardinal baseball.

Born: February 24, 1958 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, the daughter of Kenneth Calvin and Martha Agnes (Balanga) McCormack.

Survivors include: one brother, K. Craig McCormack of Vandalia; two sisters: Lynne M. Floyd of Vandalia; Donna L. and husband, Dennis Smith of Hannibal; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents.

Memorials are encouraged to the Gideons' International, P O Box 140800, Nashville, Tennessee 37214-0800.

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January 13, 2018

Bontz, Calvin S., age 77 of rural Curryville


Tuesday, January 16, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home, Vandalia.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Home.
Officiating: Pastor Nathan Detmer.
Music: Dennis Noel - soloist..
Entombment: the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Shannon Culwell, Merle Lee Culwell, Jon Janis, Noel Baker, Phillip Bishop, Tyler Nichols, and Zack Nichols.

Calvin Smith Bontz passed away at 7:14 a.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at his farm west of Curryville. He grew up in the Center area and was a 1958 Perry High School graduate. Calvin lived on his farm near Curryville since 1960. He first worked for the City of Perry and then went to work at Harbison Walker Refractories. Calvin then became a full-time grain and livestock farmer. His love for horses led him to be a "Founding Father" at Tri-County Saddle Club. He taught the next generation to compete in several events. His career was in machinery sales. He started out selling equipment from his front yard and it grew to the Bontz Machinery lot in Vandalia. Calvin traveled many miles and made many friends buying and selling equipment. His final retirement sale was in 2016. He was a member of the New Harmony Christian Church. His hobbies included collecting knives and guns, attending auctions, horseshows, parades, old thrashers conventions, fairs, and tractor pulls, and playing cards.

Born: October 7, 1940 in Center, Missouri, the son of Ernest L. and Willia M. (Simpson) Bontz.

Married: Helen Sue Dowell in Vandalia on August 15, 1959; she preceded him in death on Sept. 20, 2011; he then married Phyllis L. Bishop in Montgomery City on July 31, 1985; she preceded him in death on May 29, 2012.

Survivors include: one daughter, Margie Sue Bontz of Bowling Green; two step-children: Mitzi Nichols (Tom) of Buell and Phillip Bishop (Bessie) of Hannibal; four grandchildren: Candice S. Bontz of Bowling Green; Zack and Tyler Nichols of Buell, and Paige Bishop of Hannibal.

Preceded in death by: parents; one daughter, Bobbie J. Bontz on Dec. 13, 2002; one brother, E. W. Bontz; one sister, Wanda M. (Bontz) Motley

Memorials are encouraged to the Tri-County Saddle Club.

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January 1, 2018

Fowler, Harold C., age 90 of Vandalia


Friday, January 5, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., with a Masonic Service at 6:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.


Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Spencer Creek Baptist Church.
Officiating: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music: Sharon Hoehn - pianist; Donnie Gibson - organist; Kevin Morris and Deanna Divins - soloists.
Interment: the Vandalia Cemetery with full military honors.
Pallbearers: Jared Lewis, Jason Lewis, Mark McDowell, Bruce Fowler, Jared Hopke, and John Fike. .
Honorary Pallbearers: Lee Gore, Mark Alexander, Gaylord Winders, Alvin Fowler, Glenn Fowler, Jeff Wright, Bryan Evans, Jim Evans, Jerry Gibson; Church deacons: Lucas Gibson, Donnie Gibson, Kurt Childs, and Tim Culwell.

Harold Calvin Fowler passed away at 8:20 p.m. Monday, January 1, 2018 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico. He grew up in the rural Vandalia area and graduated from Vandalia High School in 1945. Harold served his country in the U. S. Army at the end of World War II with two enlistment terms. After returning home, he began farming the family farm in rural Ralls county. He and his wife, Virginia, moved to town in 1992, but Harold continued to work on the farm until 2013. Harold was an active member of the Spencer Creek Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and treasurer. In 2016, he received his 50-year pin from the Missouri Grand Lodge for being a member of the Vandalia Masonic Lodge #491 and he was a lifetime member of Vandalia VFW Post 2173. Harold served on the Ralls County Extension Council, the FHA Board, the Liberty Community Association, the Ralls County 4-H Fair Board and was a 4-H Junior Leader. He enjoyed farming, woodworking, square dancing, and playing cards. He also enjoyed spending time at the coffee shop. Harold's family meant so much to him. He was an adoring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Harold loved his church, his pastor, and his extended family and friends. Harold and Virginia took many vacations with their children, Gary and Vickie. In his later years, he enjoyed collecting toy tractors. Despite losing his vision many years ago, Harold persevered and continued to do what he could on the farm and at home. The Veterans Home in Mexico did a wonderful job taking care of him.

Born: May 3, 1927 in rural Vandalia, the son of Oliver Lindsey Sherman and Jessie Francis (Winders) Fowler.

Married: Virginia Ann Fike on February 19, 1950 in Perry; she survives at the home.

Survivors include: wife, Virginia of Vandalia; one son, Gary C. Fowler (Leslie) of rural Vandalia; one daughter, Vickie A. Lewis of Huntsville; five grandchildren: Jared R. Lewis (Katie) of Lee Summit; Jamie L. Fowler (Heather) of Columbia; Lindsy A. Alexander (Mark) of Kansas City; Jason A. Lewis (Whitney) of Greenwood, Missouri; Kelsy L. Fowler of Vandalia; seven great-grandchildren: Ben, Vivi, Asa, Nora, Silas, August and Leah. Also surviving is one sister-in-law, Amy Fike of Lowell, Arkansas.

Preceded in death by: parents; two brothers: Gilbert Wayne Fowler (Lois) and Donald L. Fowler (Margaret); mother and father-in-law, Hamilton and Willie Fike; brother-in-law, Lyndel Fike.

Memorials are encouraged to the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico or to the Vandalia YMCA Project

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December 30, 2017

Waters, Bobbie R., age 72 of rural Vandalia


Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.at Waters Funeral Home, Vandalia.


Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Home.
Officiating: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music: selected favorite songs.
Interment: Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Vandalia.
Pallbearers: Russell Smith, Eddie Hoover, Brandon Hummel, Bill Wickles, Jimmie Reading, and Monte Moss.
Honorary Pallbearers: Robert Morris, Jim Williams, and Charlie Livers.

Bobbie Roe Waters passed away unexpectedly at home at 6:42 a.m. on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the family farm east of Vandalia. Bobbie lived all his life in the Farber/rural Vandalia area. He attended Farber elementary schools and was a 1963 Van-Far High School graduate. Bobbie started to work at Harbison Walker Refractories in 1964 and worked as a facility sweeper operator in the maintenance department. He retired in 2007 after 43 years of service.During this time he also helped his dad with their farming operation. Bobbie was active in many organizations and enjoyed many hobbies, a few of which included gardening, farming, fishing, collecting toy tractors and knives, riding four-wheelers, working in the yard, watching Cardinal baseball and Mizzou basketball, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Born: January 9, 1945 in Hannibal, Missouri, the son of Woodrow Wilson and Geneva Ruth (Kirtlink) Waters.

Married: Teresa Diane Seiger on September 8, 1980 in Vandalia; she survives.

Survivors include: wife, Diane of rural Vandalia; three sons: Chris Waters of Woodward, Oklahoma; Travis and wife, April Waters of Greenville, Illinois; Terry and wife, Crystal Waters of Vandalia; one daughter, Christine and husband, Russell Smith of Center, Missouri; one brother, Ronnie and wife, Linda Waters of rural Vandalia; 11 grandchildren: Kyle and Kilee Waters of Auburn, Michigan; Harley Waters of Woodward, Oklahoma; Emma and Hannah Smith of Center; Grace, Trapper and Danika Waters of Greenville, Illinois; Brink, Rowe and Micaiah Waters of Vandalia; also survived by one nephew, Ronnie Waters of Jefferson City and one niece, Kathy Gunn and daughter, Katie Cole of Hannibal.

Preceded in death by: parents.

Memorials are encouraged to the donor's choice.

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