Waters Funeral Home

Obituaries - 2016

April29, 2016
Hogue, Nina Darlene age 80 of Vandalia
Visitation:

Friday, May 6, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. a time of remembrance will be held at Waters Funeral Home in Vandalia.

Service:

No service is scheduled at this time.
Officiating
:
Music:
Interment: Interment of her cremains will take place at a later date.
Pallbearers:

Nina Darlene (Jennings) Hogue, age 80, passed away at 2:41 a.m. on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia. Her family moved to the Vandalia area in the late 1940's and she was a 1953 graduate of Vandalia High School. She was a homemaker on the family farm and mother to three children. Nina Darlene was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Vandalia and enjoyed quilting, antiquing and baking.

Born: May3, 1935 in Busch, Missouri the daughter of Lance and Pauline Helen (Maenner) Jennings.

Married: Jackie D. "Jack" Hogue on December 6, 1958 in Vandalia; he preceded her in death on Feb. 3, 2013.

Survivors include: three children: George Dwayne and wife, Vernea Hogue of Laddonia; Beverly Diana Goodhart of St. Louis; Alan Dale Hogue of Frankford; one brother, Edward and wife, Roberta Jennings of Curryville; three grandchildren: Aleecia D. and husband, Mike Dillon of Eolia; Tristen N. and husband, Donnie Campbell of Vandalia; Thomas A. Hogue of Frankford; also survived by five great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Jack; one brother, William Jennings.

Memorials are encouraged to the American Cancer Society in memory of Darlene's husband, Jack.

   
April 25, 2016
Ray, Billie F. age 91 of Vandalia, formerly of Perry
Visitation:

Friday, April 29, 2016 from 11 a.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel.

Service:

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia
Officiating
: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music: Sharon Hoehn - pianist; Arlen Provancha - soloist.
Interment: Lick Creek Cemetery in Perry.
Pallbearers: Jacob Garner, Brad Elzea, Brandon Elzea, Chad Parsons, Dick Bloomfield and Tom Lentz.

Billie Frances (Fanning) Ray passed away at 7:03 p.m. on Monday, April 25, 2016 at Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia. She attended Perry schools and was a 1942 graduate of Perry High School. During high school, she played the trombone in band and was active on her high school basketball team. While in high school, she met her future husband, Everett W. Ray. As Everett was called to serve his country during World War II, Billie moved out east and worked at a hospital in Staten Island, New York. Upon moving back to Missouri, Billie worked in the office of Starks' Nursery in Louisiana. She later worked at the Perry State Bank as a bookkeeper/teller and then as a secretary for the Ralls County School District. Billie was an active member of the Perry Christian Church. She was a past member of the Perry Ladies VFW Auxiliary; Perry Study Club, Embla Club, Perry Musique Club and Entre Nous Club. While at Tri-County, she enjoyed attending the Sunday afternoon worship service, exercise class and playing bingo.

Born: May 19, 1924 in rural Ralls County, Missouri the daughter of Roy Peter and Winnie Katherine (Shulze) Fanning.

Married: Everett W. Ray on January 30, 1943 in Hannibal; he preceded her in death on December 9, 2010.

Survivors include: one daughter, Judith Kay (Ray) Brands and grandson, Dr. Quentin Jerome Brands both of Arlington, Texas; one nephew, James M. Elzea and wife Barbara Elzea of Vandalia; nieces and nephews: Brad Elzea of Springfield; Michelle (Chad) Parsons of New London; Brandon (Nicole) Elzea, Kinley, Katie and Klair of Vandalia; Nici Brown, Jacob and Jordan Garner; MaKenna Unglesbee of Vandalia.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Everett; an infant sister; sister, Ruth Lucile Elzea and son-in-law, Dr. Jerome Henry Brands.

Memorials are encouraged to the Perry Christian Church.

 

   
April 25, 2016
Carver, Ronald M. age 70 of Vandalia
Visitation:

Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating
: Pastor Donald Sonntag.
Music: Donald and Carmen Sonntag - duet.
Interment: Interment of his cremains will take place at a later date.
Honorary pallbearers: Wayne Chandler, Mike Martin, Bob Wise and Eddy Thurman.

Ronald Merlyn Carver passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016 at 1:02 a.m. at Landmark Hospital in Columbia. Ron grew up in the rural Perry area and was a 1963 Mark Twain High School graduate. After high school, he attended two years at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Ron worked a couple years in the mailroom at A P Green Refractories after getting out of college. He then was a loan consultant at Tower Loan Company for several years. Ron got his insurance license and became an agent for the Farmers Insurance Company in Vandalia for 25 years, retiring in 1995. He was a member of the Spencer Creek Baptist Church and was also active as a member of the Vandalia Lion's Club. Ron helped provide photos and memorabilia for the Vandalia Historical Society and the museum. He enjoyed singing, playing his guitar and writing music. Ron enjoyed fishing, hunting and attending garage sales.

Born: September 19, 1945 in Hannibal, Missouri, the son of Althan Lloyd and Geneva Lucille (Clark) Carver.

Married: Betty J. Graves (1965 - 1974).

Survivors include: one daughter, Cheryl R. and husband, Darrell Hobbs of Perry; one son, Chris A. and wife, Shelly Carver of Mexico; longtime companion, Beatrice E. Tallman of Vandalia; three grandchildren: Nicole M. Luckett and Megan E. Luckett both of Perry and Mason A. Carver of Mexico.

Preceded in death by: parents.

Memorials are encouraged to St. John's Lutheran Church, Mexico-Audrain County Relay for Life Team or to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee

 

   
April 17, 2016
Boyd, James G. "Jimmie" age 75 of rural Vandalia
Visitation:

Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Friday, April 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating
: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music: Selected favorite hymns.
Interment: Interment of his cremains will take place at a later date.
Pallbearers:

James Gilbert "Jimmie" Boyd passed away at 12:55 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal, Missouri. He was a lifelong rural Vandalia resident and attended local schools. At an early age, Jimmie helped on the family farm and continued after getting out of school. He began working at the Harbison Walker Refractories in Vandalia for approximately ten years. Jimmie then began driving for Pete Oliver Trucking as an over-the-road driver in 1971. He continued working for Oliver Trucking until he retired in 1986 due to health reasons. Jimmie helped to get the Neighborhood Watch Program started in their part of the country. He was a regular for many years at the coffee shop and he also enjoyed fishing, outdoor activities and attending Van-Far sporting events the grandchildren were in.

Born: October 2, 1940 in rural Vandalia, Missouri the son of James William and Katie Louisa (Morris) Boyd.

Married: Connie Sue Bigelow on July 1, 1977 in Vandalia, Missouri; she survives at the home.

Survivors include: wife, Connie of rural Vandalia; seven children: James W. and wife, Linda Boyd of rural Vandalia; Katherine Lee and husband, Les Scheiner of Benton City; Margie Lynn Seeley of Paris; Millie Ann Boyd of Auxvasse; Mary Beth and husband, Rick Funderburg of Lowell, Arkansas; James Anthony "Tony" Fischer of Laddonia and Kevin Ray Fischer of Laddonia; one sister, Margie Jean and husband Marvin Burnett of rural Vandalia; also survived by 17 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: parents; one brother, Lawrence Earl Boyd; one daughter and her family: Susan Michelle Boykin, husband, Andy and their two children: Taylor and Kara Beth Boykin.

Memorials are encouraged to the Vandalia Fire Department.

 

   
April 14, 2016
Ronco, Becky L. age 72 of Vandalia
Visitation:

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating
: Mr. Kenny Haddock.
Music: Selected favorite songs
Interment: Interment of her cremains will take place at a later date.
Pallbearers:

Becky Lou (Aubuchon) Ronco passed away unexpectedly at 5:03 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at SSM-St. Mary's Audrain in Mexico, Missouri. She grew up and attended schools in the Vandalia area. For several years, she and her husband lived in Maine after getting married. While there, Becky worked for the Sanders Company. Upon returning to Vandalia, she got her CNA/MedTech certification and worked at the Tri-County Care Center for several years. Becky then started a cleaning business for many residential customers and commercial businesses in Vandalia. She was an avid reader and enjoyed walking and riding her bicycle. Becky also loved to shop, browse at garage sales and was an excellent cook

Born: November 14, 1943 in Vandalia the daughter of Edward Matthew and Nora Evelyn (Thompson) Aubuchon.

Married: Herbert Edward Ronco; he preceded her in death in1997.

Survivors include: two daughters: Dawn L. and husband, Richard D. Ghirardi and Jada M. LaQuitte all of Columbia; one brother, Jerry W. Aubuchon;; three grandchildren: Stephanie Nicole Blake; Destiny Nicole Ghirardi and Araminta Ann Mayberry; three great-grandchildren: Isaiah Brown; Isabella Iadarola and Grace Brown; also survived by two nieces: Connie Boyd of Vandalia and Pattie Schindler of Wright City.

Preceded in death by: parents; one brother, Edward M. "Buddy" Aubuchon; four sisters: Kathryn C. Aubuchon, Faye Aubuchon, Dorothy M. Aubuchon andLucille G. Aubuchon.

Memorials are encouraged to the American Heart Association

 

   
April 13, 2016
Harrelson, Phyllis U. age 97 of Vandalia
Visitation:

Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating
: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music:
Interment: Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens at a later date.
Pallbearers:

Phyllis Uarta (Schutz) Harrelson passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 6:15 p.m. at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia. Phyllis was a life-long area resident and attended Vandalia schools. She worked as a seamstress and then supervisor for over 30 years at Ely Walker, Bobbie Brooks and HTI garment factories in Vandalia. She was a member of the VFW Post 2173 Ladies Auxilliary in Vandalia and a life member of the VFW National Home. Phyllis enjoyed being outdoors with gardening, flowers and mowing. She and her husband "Buck" enjoyed dancing in their younger days.

Born: March 12, 1919 in Drake, Illinois, one of 14 children born to Claud Albert and Cecil (Painter) Schutz.

Married: James H. "Buck" Harrelson on March 12, 1939 in Bowling Green; he preceded her in death in 1989.

Survivors include: one brother, Claud Albert Schutz of Arkansas; two sisters: Maxine Ulrich of Bowling Green and Lucy Bise of Mexico; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Buck; ten of her brothers and sisters.

Memorials are encouraged to the donor's choice

 

   
April 9, 2016
Smith, Mary Lou age 89 of Vandalia
Visitation:

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating
: Rev. Joel Montgomery.
Music: selected favorite songs.
Interment: the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Lincoln Smith, Jarrett Smith, Brian Bybee, Cale Utterback, Josh Laird and Jacob Laird. Honorary pallbearers: Heather Lucas, Corrie Gaston and Dillion Minor.

Mary Lou (Winders) Smith passed away at 3:49 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia. She was a life-long Vandalia area resident and a 1945 graduate of Vandalia High School. After high school, she traveled during weekdays to St. Louis and worked at the ammunition factory there during the war. After her marriage to William Eugene Smith, Mary Lou worked at Dr. Howell's dentist office in town. She and her husband also owned and operated a couple school buses and a newspaper route. Mary Lou then worked at the Vandalia City Hall as a clerk for over 23 years, retiring in 1986. She was a member the First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia. Mary Lou was a regular at the Vandalia Drug Store for coffee, enjoyed outside yard work and working with her husband on several business ventures and traveling.

Born: March 1, 1927 in rural Vandalia, Missouri the daughter of Arthur Bryan and Joyce Marie (Jones) Winders.

Married: William Eugene Smith on January 5, 1949 in Vandalia; he preceded her in death on April 8, 1995.

Survivors include: one son, Douglas E. Smith of Boynton Beach, Florida; two daughters: Deana K. and husband, Dan Bybee of Vandalia; Denise and husband, Tony Laird of Vandalia; also survived by 12 grandchildren: Lincoln Smith of Ashland; Jarrett Smith of Lake Elsinore, Calif.; Heather Lucas of Vandalia; Brian Bybee of Farber; Wes Bybee and James Bybee both of Buffalo; Corrie Gaston of Vandalia; Cale Utterback of Farber; Josh Laird of Vandalia; Jacob Laird of Kansas City, Kansas; Beth Collins of Mexico and Jennifer Delozier of Mexico; also survived by 20 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, William Eugene Smith; one sister, Helen Driscoll.

Memorials are encouraged to the Alzheimer's Association

 

   
April 5, 2016
Mitts, James L. age 70 of Farber
Visitation:

Friday, April 8, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Friday, April 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating
: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music: Sharon Hoehn - pianist; Connie Strother - soloist.
Interment: Interment of his cremains will take place at a later date.

James Leroy Mitts passed away at 3:07 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the Harry S. Truman VA Hospital in Columbia. He grew up in the Colton, California area and was a 1963 graduate of Colton High School. After working for a few years in a family dairy business, James joined the U S Army and served overseas in the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1970. Upon his return from the service, James apprenticed and became a mason. He worked on union construction projects, primarily in commercial building construction. James had done some freelance masonry work both in California and here in Missouri. He moved to Farber in late 2003 and enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping in his free time.

Born: October 11, 1945 in San Bernadino, California the son of Claude and Mary Grace (Wear) Mitts Jr.

Survivors include: his companion of many years, Melva Hamilton of Farber; one son, James B. and wife, Dianna Mitts of Aurora, Missouri; three daughters: Patty, Doris and Dana Sinney; one brother, David Michael Mitts of Eugene, Oregon; three sisters: Claudia Liewski of Yucca Valley, California; Marlyn Kay Cook of Farber; Ruby Jeanine Lowrey of Fountain Valley, California; four grandchildren; Douglas James Mitts, Matthew Darren Mitts, Sierra Sinney and Mason Sinney.

Preceded in death by: his parents.

   
April 3, 2016
Schwab, Leon B. age 93 of Vandalia
Visitation:

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church,Vandalia. Graveside committal service will take place on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the Jackson City Cemetery in Jackson, Missouri.
Officiating
: Pastor Kenneth Schamber.
Interment: the Jackson City Cemetery.
Pallbearers: grandchildren: Pamela Schulz, William Boyer, Laura Engelhardt, David Boyer, Richard Boyer IV and Kara Lim.

Leon B. Schwab passed away at 6:50 a.m. on Sunday,April 3, 2016 at the Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He grew up in the Gordonville/ Charleston area and graduated in 1939 from Charleston High School. Leon then attended Southeast Missouri State Teachers College. He transferred to the University of Missouri School of Mines & Metallurgy at Rolla. On January 19, 1943, Leon graduated with his degree in ceramic engineering. Leon was a member of the 134Regimental Infantry Band of the Missouri National Guard. He immediately started working for the Harbison Walker Refractories in Vandalia and worked there for 40 years, retiring in 1983. Leon was a longtime member of the St. John Lutheran Church in Vandalia where he was very active. He also enjoyed meeting with other retirees from the brick plant and having breakfast or lunch. In years past, Leon also worked with Harold Fuller building and refurbishing homes in Vandalia.

Born: March 12, 1921 in Gordonville, Missouri the son of Leo Jacob and Alma Leona (Bangert) Schwab.

Married: Charlotte Virginia Kasten in Jackson, Missouri on May 21, 1944; she preceded him in death on February 17, 1999.

Survivors include: one son, Walter L. Schwab of Valley, Nebraska; two daughters: Virginia Kay and husband, Richard Boyer of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Kathryn Ann and husband, Bruce Boyer of Kernersville, North Carolina. Also survived by six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren: Grant & Jackson (Pamela) Schulz; Kristen & Alex (Laura) Engelhardt; Jude (William) Boyer and Abigail (David) Boyer. Preceded in death by: parents; wife, Charlotte.

Preceded in death by: parents; wife, Charlotte.

Memorials are encouraged to the St. John Lutheran Church in Vandalia or St. John's Catholic Church Food Pantry of Laddonia

   
March 28, 2016
Brown, Frieda I. age 94 of Louisiana, formerly of Vandalia
Visitation:

There will be no visitation.

Service:

Friday, April 1, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at the Vandalia Cemetery
Officiating
: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music:
Interment: Vandalia Cemetery
Pallbearers: D J Null, Russell Brown, Tony Brown, Scott Coen and Kirk Wells.

Frieda Ione (Morris) Brown passed away on Monday, March 28, 2016 at 4:00 a.m. at the Pike County Memorial Hospital in Louisiana. Frieda was a life-long area resident and attended schools in New Hartford. She worked as a homemaker on the family farm and had worked for several of the restaurants in Vandalia. Frieda became a member of the Baptist church and also had been active in the local Daughters of Rebekah Lodge. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and anything that needed done on the farm.

Born: November 27, 1921 in New Hartford the daughter of Senie and Florence (Elliot) Morris.

Married: Russell Lee Brown; he preceded her in death.

Survivors include: November 27, 1921 in New Hartford the daughter of Senie and Florence (Elliot) Morris.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Russell; one son, Michael Lee Brown; two brothers: Wayne Morris and Jack Morris; three sisters: Marie McDonald, Ethel Smith and Margie Johnson.

Memorials are encouraged to the Maple Grove Lodge in Louisiana.

   
March 23, 2016
Henderson, Earl Wayne, age 91 of Vandalia
Visitation:

Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 12 p.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating
: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music: selected favorite hymns.
Interment: Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery with full military honors.
Pallbearers: Keith Pease, Darwyn Pease, Doug Storts, E. W. Branstetter, Danny Lewis and Ed Horton. Honorary pallbearers: Jerry Breneman, Virgil Watts, Bill Beatty and Marilyn Love.

Earl Wayne Henderson passed away at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at SSM-Audrain Hospital in Mexico, Missouri. He was a lifelong Vandalia and rural Curryville area resident. Earl Wayne was a 1942 graduate from Curryville High School. After high school, Earl Wayne began working at the Curtiss Wright Aircraft Factory in St. Louis. He entered the U. S. Army Air Corps in May 1943 and served for nearly three years in the South Pacific Theatre. Upon his return, he worked on the family farm. While farming, Earl Wayne was a substitute mail carrier in Curryville for several years. He also did carpentry work with Lowell Atkinson for several years. Earl joined the Curryville Presbyterian Church. He was an accomplished steel guitar player and was a part of a local band for many years.

Born: April 16, 1924 in rural Vandalia, Missouri the son of Hugh and Edna (Atkinson) Henderson.

Married: Sue Mae Pease on August 22, 1947 in Bowling Green, Missouri; she preceded him in death on March 3, 2015.

Survivors include: many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; wife, Sue; one daughter, Janet Sue that died in infancy.

Memorials are encouraged to the Community Loving Care Hospice

   
March 15, 2016
Rinas, Rita J. age 57 of rural Curryville
Visitation:

Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the Elm Grove Baptist Church.

Service:

Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Elm Grove Baptist Church.
Officiating
: Pastor Glenn Swarthout.
Music:
Interment: Interment of her cremains will take place at a later date.
Pallbearers:

Rita June (Terry) Rinas passed away unexpectedly at 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March15, 2016 at her in rural Curryville. She was a lifelong rural Curryville, Columbia and Jefferson City resident. After high school, Ritareceived her master's degree in home economics and then graduated in 1984 from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. She was a member and attended Elm Grove Baptist Church. Rita worked for three years at the Fulton State Hospital and then worked for the University of Missouri Medical Department in their claims review section. She enjoyed studying, writing and quilting.

Born: October 1, 1958 in Hannibal, Missouri the daughter of Floyd Leonard and Alice Marie (Stroker) Terry.

Married: Ernest Emil Rinas; he preceded her in death.

Survivors include: her mother, Alice of the home; one daughter, Melody Marie and husband, James Mitchell of Portland, Oregon; two brothers: Floyd William and wife, Lori Ann Terry of Taylorville, Illinois and John Palmer and wife, Margaret Terry of Columbia; one sister, Rosalind Elaine Terry of Columbia; one grandson, Enoch Rowan Mitchell of Portland, Oregon; nephews and nieces: John Terry, Alex Terry, Cody Terry, Austin Terry, Victoria Terry and Isabelle Terry.

Preceded in death by:father; two brothers, Bruce Mitchell Terry and infant brother, James Palmer Terry; one infant sister: Doris Lynn Terry.

Memorials are encouraged to the Terry family
in care of Waters Funeral Home
P.O. Box 84, Vandalia, Missouri 63382-0084.

   
March 15, 2016
White, Judy A. age 70 of Vandalia
Visitation:

Thursday, March 17, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Friday, March 18, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating
: Friday, March 18, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Music: selected favorite songs.
Interment: the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Kenny Jones, Willie Motley, Scott Miller, David Schambach, Dean Schambach, Mike Schambach and Donald Christian.

Judy Ann (Dowell) White passed away with family by her side at 4:50 p.m. on Tuesday, March15, 2016 at the home in Vandalia, Missouri. She was a lifelong area resident and a member of the Elm Grove Baptist Church nearCurryville. Judy had worked for several years at the Bobbie Brooks Garment Factory in Vandalia. She then became a CNA and worked for over 20 years at Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia. Judy was a member of the local T.O.P.S. chapter and she enjoyed camping, fishing, attending sporting events the grandchildren were participating in and spending time with her family.

Born: October 22, 1945 in rural Ralls County, Missouri the daughter of Lloyd Christopher and Josephine (Benn) Dowell.

Married: Billy Joe White on October 1, 1966 in Farber; he survives at the home.

Survivors include: husband, Billy Joe of Vandalia; three daughters: Elizabeth Ann and husband, Kenny Jones of Vandalia; Peggy Sue and husband, Willie Motley of Bowling Green; Kathy Jo and husband, Scott Miller of Vandalia; one brother, James Christopher Dowell of Vandalia; five grandchildren: Kayla Moore of Vandalia; Patrick Moore of Washington; Tiffany Motley of Bowling Green; Trey Miller and Sydney Miller both of Vandalia; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; one sister, Bonnie Schambach.

Memorials are encouraged to the American Cancer Society.

   
March 12, 2016
Jerman, Robert "Bob" E. age 93 of Vandalia
Visitation:

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from noon until 2 p.m. at the Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church.

Service:

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 200 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church, south of Vandalia.
Officiating
: Rev. Bob Hoehn and Mr. Kenny Haddock.
Music: Selected favorite songs.
Interment: the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Larry Jerman, Gary Jerman, Ramon Barnes, Dennis Barnes, Dwayne Barnes and Danny Barnes.

Robert "Bob" Eugene Jerman passed away at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia. He grew up and lived his entire life in the Vandalia area. Bob attended area schools was a long-time member of the Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church where he had served as both a deacon and an elder. Bob was instrumental in rebuilding the church after is suffered extensive fire damage. After serving his country in the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II, Bob returned home and began working at Harbison-Walker Refractories in Vandalia. He worked there for a couple years and then bought a farm and began his farming career. Bob primarily raised registered Black Angus cattle for over 40 years. He retired in 1992, but continued to help Jim farm until 2013. Bob enjoyed his life in the farm, spending time with family and square dancing.

Born: May 19, 1922 in rural Vandalia, Missouri the son of John Blythe and Emma Lorene (Barney) Jerman.

Married: Helen Louise Griggs in Wellsville on March 28, 1948; she survives.

Survivors include: wife, Helen of Vandalia; one son, James Robert and wife, Joyce Jerman of rural Vandalia; one daughter, Janet Eileen and husband, Elbert Davis of Myakka City, Florida; four grandchildren: Elizabeth Marie and husband, Michael Rawlings of Waynesville; Lesley Jean and husband Tommy Unglesbee of Vandalia; Danielle Addrienne and husband, Alexander Carter of Palmetto, Florida; Jason Charles Davis and Nicole Marie Wright of Myakka City, Florida; seven great-grandchildren: Taylor Rawlings, Jenna Rawlings, Tyler Davis, Harley Brewster, McKenna Unglesbee, Alyssa Freyson and Isaiah Carter; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; one son, Paul Eugene Jerman; two brothers, Joe Jerman and John Jerman; two sisters, Hazel Barnes and Nellie Leake; one grandson, John Robert Jerman and one great-grandson, Brogan Brewster.

Memorials are encouraged to Mt. Olivet Cemetery Association or to the Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church.

   
March 8, 2016
Beedle, Juanita Sue age 89 of Vandalia
Visitation:

Friday, March 11, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Friday, March 11, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating
: Bro. Ken Martin.
Music:
Interment: Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Brock Whetstine, Jock Bryson, Bill Whetstine, Everett Whetstine, Nick Winkelmann and Chris Zalucky.

Juanita Sue (Tredway) Beedle passed away at 2:17 a.m. on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at SSM-Audrain Hospital in Mexico, Missouri. She lived most of her life in the Vandalia area and was a member of the First Baptist Church. Sue worked over 25 years as a buck press operator for the Bobbie Brooks Garment factory in Vandalia. After Bobbie Brooks closed, she continued working for several years at the garment factory in Eolia. Sue was a life member of the Vandalia VFW Post 2173 Ladies Auxiliary. She also enjoyed gardening, flowers, camping and fishing with Don and the kids in years past.

Born: February 9, 1927 in rural Curryville, Missouri the daughter of James Cleveland and Willie Simpson (Burns) Tredway.

Married: Donald Irvin Beedle in Vandalia, Missouri on August 9, 1947; he preceded her in death on December 27, 2007.

Survivors include: one son, Rickey L. Beedle of Vandalia; one daughter, Peggy L. Beedle of Vandalia; one brother, Dayle Wayne Tredway of Louisiana; son-in-law, Randy Whetstine of Farber; also survived by four grandchildren: Bill Whetstine of Mexico, Missouri; Everett and wife, Stacie Whetstine of Perry; Angelia and husband, Eric Smith of Mexico; Danielle and husband, Jock Bryson of Wellsville; 10 great-grandchildren: Brandon Whetstine, Brock Whetstine, Breanna Winkelmann, Erica Smith, Alycea Whetstine, Jeff Fischer, Breanna Fischer, Brandon Fischer, Gage Nichols and Ryelan Bryson; two great-great-grandchildren: Brantlee Zalucky and Aubriella Winkelmann; also numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Don; one daughter, Shirley Whetstine; six brothers, James Briggs Tredway, William Kenneth Tredway; Raymond Cleve Tredway; Verle Donavan Tredway; Mac Irvine Tredway; Richard Rudolph Tredway; three sisters: Dorothy Bland Colbert, Velma Fern Mackey and Pauletta Lucille Mercer.

Memorials are encouraged to the Alzheimer's Association

   
February 23, 2016
Pease, Geraldine Margaret age 91 of Bowling Green
Visitation:

Friday, February 26, 2016 from 1 p.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Friday, February 26, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating
: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music: selected favorite songs.

Geraldine Margaret (Waters) Pease passed away at 5:50 a.m. on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at the Moore-Pike Nursing Home in Bowling Green. She was a life-long Farber/Vandalia area resident. Geraldine grew and attended schools in the New London area. After her marriage to John Raymond Pease, she worked for over 19 years as a press operator at the Bobbie Brooks Garment Factory. Geraldine was an active member the First Baptist Church in Vandalia until she became a resident at Moore-Pike over 20 years ago. In years past, she enjoyed gardening, sewing and baking. More recently, she was active in the senior events at the nursing home and enjoyed working crossword puzzles and listening to gospel music.

Born: December 11, 1924 in New London, Missouri the daughter of Edwin Keithley and Ellen Clide (Huntsman) Waters.

Married: John Raymond Pease on October 30, 1953 in Hannibal; he preceded her in death on November 18, 1989.

Survivors include: two sons: James R. and wife, Cheryl Pease of Cedar Hill, Missouri and Kenny L. Pease and special friend, Lori Meyers of O'Fallon; also survived by seven grandchildren: Zach Pease and Jeff Pease of Highland, Illinois; Cody Pease and John Pease of Lake St. Louis; Kyle Stafford of Hillboro; Kirk Stafford and Kara Stafford of Asheville, Alabama; survived by three-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, John Raymond; one brother, Woodrow W. Waters; one sister, V. Inez Anderson; one daughter-in-law, Joyce Marie Pease.

Memorials are encouraged to the American Diabetes Association

   
February 15, 2016
Hansen, Juanita Marie age 84 of Bowling Green, formerly of Louisiana
Visitation:

Sunday, February 21, 2016 from 1 p.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel. .
Officiating
: Elder Marie (Seiller) Griffen.
Music: J. R. Brown - soloist.

Juanita Marie (Green) Hansen passed away at 9:15 a.m. on Monday, February 15, 2016 at the Country View Nursing Facility in Bowling Green. She was the third of five children and grew and attended schools in the Center area. After her marriage to Ronnie, she became a full time homemaker on the family farm south of Curryville, where they raised two boys and two girls. She was baptized into the First Baptist Church of Curryville and enjoyed fellowship there and also visiting friends and family. Juanita had also worked outside the home as a waitress for many years at the Steakhouse in Bowling Green and then in different capacities for her sister and brother-in-law, Charles and Opal Ulry. She made many friends working at Smith Barr and Maple Grove Lodge nursing homes. Her second greatest love was sewing. Juanita was an accomplished seamstress, making entire wardrobes from everyday wear to wedding dresses. She also enjoyed reading romance novels and gossip magazines.

Born: August 13, 1931 in Center, Missouri the daughter of Clarence and Nellie Mae (Perry) Green.

Married: James Ronald "Ronnie" Hansen on June 20, 1954; he preceded her in death on March 27, 2014.

Survivors include: two daughters: Nellie Seiller and husband, Wayne of Bowling Green; Cynthia Backer of Wentzville; one son, C T Hansen and wife, Carrie of Baldwin City, Kansas; also survived by eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren: Marie (Seiller) Griffen and wife Jacque, their children: Hannah, Andrew and Adam Griffen; Tabatha Branstetter of Bowling Green; Shannon (McGeorge) Kettler and husband Mark; their children, Nathan and Tyler Perkins, Cody, Cory and Madison Kettler of Wentzville; Ronita Hansen of Savage, Minnesota; Miranda Brown and her daughter Ava Johnson of Louisiana; Jeff Seiller and his sons, Jeffery and Paul Seiller of O'Fallon, Missouri; Pastor J R Brown and wife Lacey and their children, Kaylee and Jackson Brown of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; Clayton Tyler Hansen of Baldwin City, Kansas; Carsen, Karily and Kathryn, step-children of C T Hansen of Baldwin City, Kansas; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Ronnie; one son, James R. Jr. (Jim); one sister, Opal; three brothers: Claude, Robert and Richard; niece, Becky Allen.

Memorials are encouraged to the Pike County Memorial Hospital Foundation/Swingbed Program, 2305 Georgia St., Louisiana, MO 63353

   
February 14, 2016
Wooten, William "Bill" age 85 of Vandalia
Visitation:

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel with a Masonic Service to be held at 7:00 p.m.

Service:

Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Officiating
: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music: Barbara Elzea - pianist; Wayne Lynn - soloist.
Interment: The Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Dustin Wooten, Christopher Wooten, Danny Edmond, Bryan Budde, Caleb Budde and Joshua Eaton.

William "Bill" Louis Wooten passed away at 10:10 p.m. on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia. He grew up and lived his entire life in the Vandalia area. Bill was a 1948 Vandalia High School graduate. He worked part time at the movie theater while in high school. Bill then started working at the Kroger store in town and was a butcher there for many years until the store closed. He continued to work for the Kroger store in Troy as a butcher until his retirement in 1992. Bill was active in the First Christian Church in Vandalia where he served as a deacon. He was instrumental in getting the municipal pool built in town many years ago. Bill had served twice as master of the Vandalia Masonic Lodge #491and served on the Vandalia Fire Department for nearly 60 years. He enjoyed hobbies of boating and camping at Table Rock Lake, quail hunting and fishing. Bill was named the Vandalia Citizen of the Year in 1999.

Born: May 16, 1930 in Vandalia, Missouri the son of Everett Arnold and Lena (Hatfield) Wooten.

Married: Mildred Ramona Edmond on June 4, 1949 in Vandalia; she preceded him in death on January 27, 2012.

Survivors include: one son, William L. Jr. and wife, Barbara Wooten of Quincy, Illinois; four grandchildren: Christopher Wooten of Chicago; Christina and husband Bryan Budde of Quincy; Dustin Wooten and Keslie Stricker of Boston, Mass.; Janelle Wooten and Joshua Eaton of Denver; two great-grandchildren: Caleb and Elayna Budde of Quincy; one sister, Norita Douchant Morris of Vandalia; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; wife, Mildred; one brother, Dickie Wooten; three sisters: Riva Wooten, Norma Lee and Mary Ann Wooten who died in infancy.

Memorials are encouraged to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P O Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142

   
February 9, 2016
Nation, Velma Mae age 99 of Vandalia
Visitation:

Friday, February 12, 2016 from 10 a.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Friday, February 12, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating
: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music:
Interment: Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Alan James, Marty Orf, Cory James, Kevin Althide, Nicholas James and Cody James. Honorary pallbearers: Dustin Hays, Douglas Althide, Jason Althide and Justin Orf.

Velma Mae (Bowles) Nation passed away at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. She lived most of her life in the Vandalia area and was a member of the First Baptist Church. Velma worked many years as a sewing machine operator for the Ely Walker and Bobbie Brooks Garment factories; retiring in 1979. She enjoyed gardening, farming thru 1982, square dancing, crochet, quilting and attending horseshows.

Born: March 23, 1916 in Spencerburg, Missouri the daughter of George Wesley and Nona Mae (Sidwell) Bowles.

Married: Claude Calvin Nation in Vandalia, Missouri on September 11, 1937; he preceded her in death on August 11, 1988.

Survivors include: one daughter: Nona L. and husband, Stanley James of rural Vandalia; one sister, Irene Branstetter of Vandalia; one son-in-law, Marion and wife, Sherry Allen of Vandalia; also survived by five grandchildren: Alan and Paula James of rural Vandalia; Cory James of Troy; Anita and Marty Orf of Bowling Green; Roxana and Kevin Althide of Warsaw, Illinois; Diana and Carl Tibbits of Troy; eight great-grandchildren: Jessica Dawn James, Nicholas W. James, Christina Orf, Justin and Callie Orf, Cody W. James, Douglas Althide, Jason Althide and Dustin Hays; three great-great-grandchildren: Kaleb Orf, Roland Orf and Rylee S. VanBoening; numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, one daughter, Gwendolyn Allen; one brother, J. D. Bowles; three sisters: Katherine Tooms, Lorene Branstetter and Georgie Lee Bowles that died in infancy.

Memorials are encouraged to the American Cancer Society

   
February 7, 2016
Wyble, Margie R. age 94 of Vandalia
Visitation:

There will be no visitation.

Service:

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Vandalia Cemetery.
Officiating
: Rev. Jamie Franke.
Music: Wayne Lynn - soloist.
Interment: Vandalia Cemetery
Pallbearers: Richard Rentfro, Aaron Rentfro, Tony Owens, Robert Gregory, Harold Libby and Tim Embree.

Margie Ruth (Hartung) Wyble passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 4:50 p.m. at the Hannibal Regional Hospital. Margie was a life-long Vandalia area resident and a 1940 graduate of Vandalia High School. After high school, Margie worked at the Ely Walker Garment Factory, Bobbi Brooks Garment Factory and International Shoe Company. She then became a full time homemaker and was active in the First Christian Church where she had been a long time member. For many years Margie decorated her home at Christmas with many ornate and decorated Christmas trees all over the house. Margie then opened her home to all visitors that would stop by during both day and night to marvel at all the Christmas decorations.

Born: January 4, 1922 in Vandalia the daughter of Chris August and Frances Louise (Jewell) Hartung.

Married: Ernst William "Bill" Wyble in Vandalia on April 12, 1941. He preceded her in death on January 6, 1982.

Survivors include: one son, Ernst Eugene "Tooter" and wife, Ruth Ann Wyble of Davenport, Iowa; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Bill and three brothers: Clayton Hartung, Reginald Hartung and Vernon Hartung.

Memorials are encouraged to the Tri-County Care Center.

   
January 22, 2016
Carr, Martha R. age 80 of Vandalia
Visitation:

Monday, January 25, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Monday, January 25, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating
: Rev. Bobby Jones.
Music: Bobby & Rachel Jones, Charles Nutt and Dillon Busbey.
Interment: Will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Branon Nutt, Steven Nutt, Jeff Nutt, Daryl Jennings, Darrin Jennings, and Dillon Busbey.

Martha R. (McCormack) Day, passed away with family by her side at 8:35 a.m. on Friday, January 22, 2016 at her home in Vandalia. She was a lifelong Vandalia area resident and attended Vandalia Schools. Martha worked a few jobs after school and before her marriage to Clayton in 1957. Martha became a full-time homemaker, raising their children, and growing a nice sized vegetable garden for the family and friends to enjoy. She was a longtime member of the Bible Holiness Church in Vandalia, where she was very active. Martha particularly enjoyed spending her time with her children and grandchildren.

Born: October 5, 1935 in Vandalia, Missouri, the daughter of Joel Albert and Mary Garnet (Cowley) McCormack.

Married: Clayton Carr in Vandalia Missouri on Marcy 16, 1957; he preceded her in death on April 4, 1992.

Survivors include:three sons: three sons: Ronald Gene and Wife, Sandy Carr of Miami, Texas; Gary Leon Carr of Vandalia; Marvin Dean and wife, Jacqueline Carr of Forest Hills, Maryland; two daughters: Carolyn Ann and husband, Charles Nutt; Anita Gail Jennings, all of Vandalia; one brother, Howard Eugene McCormack of Vandalia; grandchildren: Jason Jennings, Eric Carr, Jonothan Carr, Aaron Carr, Austin Carr, Wyatt Carr, Skylar Carr, Colton Carr, Emily Carr, Garrett Carr, Brenda Crump, Rachel Carr, Kimberly Busbey and Shelbie Carr.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Clayton; one brother, Kenneth Calvin McCormack.

Memorials are encouraged to the Bible Holiness Church in Vandalia.

   
January 15, 2016
Salmon, William Louis age 66 of Vandalia
Visitation:

Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 12:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.

Service:

Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Officiating
: Rev. Richard Smith, Pastor Melvin A. McCaleb, Sr., and Pastor Jeffrey Mims, Sr.
Music: Clarice Canon, Pianist
Interment: in the Vandalia Cemetery with full military honors.
Pallbearers: Roger Chatman, Ronnie Greene, Mark Davis, Joe
Holt, Louis Connor, and Michael Reynolds.
Honorary Pallbearers: LaDon Salmon, Cory Salmon, Walter Salmon, Sr., Donnie Salmon, John Salmon, and Michael Salmon

William Louis Salmon, age 66 years, expired on Friday evening, January 15, 2016 at 5:26 p.m. at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. The son of the late Benjamin and Edith Salmin, William served in the United States Army from October 29, 1971-December 1, 1975. He was a sign painter for many years and also had a record shop for many years.

Born: March 7, 1949 in Mexico, Missouri.

Survivors include: three brothers, John W. Salmon, Michael A. Salmon, of Vandalia, Missouri; Donnie L. Salmon, of Phoenix, Arizona; one sister, Connie D. Salmon, of Phoenix, Arizona; several nieces; nephews; great-nieces; great-nephews; cousins; and a host of friends

Preceded in death by: his father; mother; two brothers, Benjamin J. Salmon and Earl Wayne Salmon.

   
January 12, 2016
Hume, Clara May age 84 of Bowling Green, Missouri.
Visitation:

 

Service:

Officiating: Doug Storts
Interment: Bowling Green City Cemetery at 11:00 am on January 16

Clara May Hume, 84, daughter of the late Frank and Minnie Aaron, was born August 18, 1931 in Alabama. She departed this life peacefully on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at the Moore-Pike Nursing Home in Bowling Green, Missouri.

Born: August 18, 1931 in Alabama

Married: Milton Edwin Hume

Survivors include: her husband, Milton Edwin Hume. She left behind a legacy of 3 loving children, 4 grandchildren from her marriage to Milton; and from a previous marriage left behind 5 loving children, 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. (memorial to follow).

Preceded in death by: her parents, brothers, sisters and daughter, Ronnita Diane Russell.

At the request of Clara and her husband, Milton, traditional funeral services were not held. The private memorial arrangements were made by her family to honor her in a "Celebration of Life."

She is now at peace and has joined her family in the next life and is truly missed.

Memorials are encouraged to the Alzheimer's Association in honor of Clara Hume

   
January 7, 2016
Waters, Geneva R. age 90 of Vandalia
Visitation:

Monday, January 11, 2016 from 11 a.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.

Service:

Monday, January 11, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Officiating: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music: Wayne Lynn - soloist.
Interment: Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Vandalia.
Pallbearers: Ronnie J. Waters, Travis Waters, Terry Waters, Russell Smith, Eric Gunn and Raymond Kirtlink.

Geneva Ruth (Kirtlink) Waters passed away at 8:25 p.m. on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. She was a lifelong Vandalia area resident and a member of the Southside Baptist Church in Vandalia. Geneva attended area schools and worked for a short time at the Bobbi Brooks Garment Factory in Vandalia.
She spent the better part of her married years on the family farm west of Vandalia. Geneva enjoyed traveling, her garden and flowers and spending time with her grandchildren.

Born: November 25, 1925 in rural Ralls County, Missouri the daughter of Grover Cleveland and Bessie Jane (Lake) Kirtlink.

Married: Woodrow Wilson Waters; he preceded her in death on April 12, 2009.

Survivors include: two sons, Bobbie R. and wife, Diane Waters of rural Curryville, and Ronnie D. and wife, Linda M. Waters of rural Vandalia; six grandchildren: Chris Waters of Woodward, Oklahoma; Christine and Russell Smith of Center, Missouri; Ronnie Joe Waters of Jefferson City, Missouri; Kathy A. and Eric Gunn of Hannibal, Missouri; Travis and April Waters of Greenville, Illinois and Terry and Crystal Waters of Vandalia; 12 great-grandchildren; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: three brothers: Kenneth D. Kirtlink, Reavis Kirtlink and Sam Kirtlink; three sisters: Nina Bess Matthews, Margaret Inlow and Edith Dowell.

Memorials are encouraged to the Southside Baptist Church in Vandalia.

   
   

 

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