Waters Funeral Home

Obituaries - 2016

December 6, 2016
Nation, Margaret A. "Peggy" age 76 of rural Vandalia
Visitation:

Friday, December9, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home in Vandalia.

Service:

Saturday, December10, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Home.
Officiating: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music:
Interment: Interment of her cremains will take place at a later date.
Pallbearers: Indigo Robson, Hope Robson, Kylen Nation and Don Robson.

Margaret Ann "Peggy" (Hustedde) Nation passed away at 4:25 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia. Peggy grew up and attended schools in Bowling Green. She was a 1958 Bowling Green High School graduate. Peggy was Catholic by faith and lived most of her married life in the rural Vandalia area. She had worked as a seamstress at the Bobby Brooks, Cal-Jac and Leggoons garment factories in Vandalia. Peggy then started working for Green Supply and was the stock room manager. She retired in 2010 after working at Green Supply for 15 years. Peggy enjoyed playing cards, working crossword puzzles and reading. She especially enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Born: July 9, 1940 in Louisiana, Missouri the daughter of Glennon Herman and Sadie Elizabeth (Bybee) Hustedde.

Married: Marlin R. "Marty" Nation in St. Clement on February 13, 1960.

Survivors include: husband, Marty of rural Vandalia; one son, Rick R. Nation of Vandalia; one daughter, Brenda A. and husband, Don Robson of Seward, Nebraska; one brother, Joseph and wife, Kathleen Hustedde of Bowling Green; three grandchildren: Indigo Robson and Hope Robson both of Seward, Nebraska and Kylen Nation of Vandalia.

Preceded in death by: parents.

Memorials are encouraged to the donor's choice.

   
December 3, 2016
Henderson, JuanitaB. age 102 of Vandalia
Visitation:

Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Friday, December 9, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the New Harmony Christian Church, Curryville.
Officiating: Mr. Marion Branstetter.
Music:
Interment: the Curryville Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Dalton Walker, Darren Walker, Jerry Dixon, Dennis Dixon, Rodney Willis and Derwin Walker. Honorary pallbearer: Malcolm Coose.

Juanita Beatrice (Raufer) Henderson passed away at 4:35a.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. She grew up in the McCune Station and New Harmony area of Pike County and was a 1932 graduate of Vandalia High School. She taught at the Murray Hill Rural School for five years. Juanita then worked as a seamstress at the Glen Elder and Bobbie Brooks garment factories for 16 years. She was a faithful member of the New Harmony Christian Church where she served as Deaconess and Sunday School Teacher. She enjoyed being a homemaker, gardening and growing flowers. Juanita truly loved spending time with her family.

Born: June 6, 1914 near McCune Station in rural Pike County, Missouri the youngest daughter of Henry Greggo and Anna Mae (Houchin) Raufer.

Married: William James "J" Henderson on January 20, 1937; he preceded her in death on July 30, 1956.

Survivors include: her granddaughter, Carlla Luean Henderson of Curryville; great-grandchildren: Joshua and wife, Sara Yager of Eolia and Adriana Shoemaker of Curryville; great-great-grandchildren: Searra, Tanner and Serenity Yager of Eolia; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, James; one son, Ronnie J. Henderson; one sister, Pauline Walker and many other relatives.

Memorials are encouraged to the donor's choice.

   
November 8, 2016
Culver, Cheryl A. age 67 of Vandalia
Visitation:

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home in Vandalia.

Service:

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home.
Officiating: Pastor Steve Greer and Pastor Brian Pope.
Music:
Interment: Interment of her cremains will take place at a later date.
Pallbearers: Steve Kunz, John Mould, Michael Ogden, Justin Bauman, Zachary Culver and Alex Culver.

Cheryl Ann (Ogden) Culver passed away at 9:17 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 as the result of an automobile accident in O'Fallon, Illinois. Cheryl was a Vandalia High School graduate and attended the Sanford Brown Business School in St. Louis. She worked for many years as the office manager for Harbison Walker Refractories in Vandalia. Cheryl moved to Summerfield, Illinois where she worked as a postal clerk for the U. S. Postal Service. She loved animals and had rescued many dogs and cats over the years. Cheryl was also an avid birdwatcher and enjoyed gardening. These past several years she has really loved spending time playing games with her grandchildren.

Born: May 29, 1949 in Mexico, Missouri the daughter of Preston Cottle and Ara O'Laura (Damron) Ogden.

Married: Gary Ray Culver on April 26, 1980 in Vandalia; he preceded her in death on December 24, 2014.

Survivors include: one son, James P. and wife, Rhonda Culver of Vandalia; four grandchildren: Justin Bauman of Mexico; Zachary Culver of Ft. Meade, Maryland; Alex Culver and Victoria Culver both of Vandalia; three great-grandchildren: Christian Bauman, Keegan Bauman and Kayden Bauman; niece, Missy Baker of Memphis, Missouri and nephew, Michael Ogden of Vandalia; also survived by several great-nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Gary; one brother, Phillip Ogden.

Memorials are encouraged to the A.S.P.C.A.

   
November 7, 2016
Thompson, Milton B. age 89 of Lebanon, formerly of Vandalia
Visitation:

Friday, November 11, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Saturday,November12, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. a graveside service at the Vandalia Cemetery.
Officiating: Mr. Kenny Haddock.
Music:
Interment: the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Clayton Thompson, Cory McFadden, Terry Newland, John Meyung, Jim Saucerman and Craig Thompson.

Milton Biggs Thompson passed away at 9:37p.m. on Monday, November7, 2016 at the Lebanon South Care Center in Lebanon, Missouri. He grew up in the rural Curryville area and was a 1946 Vandalia High School graduate. Milton served his country in the U. S. Army at the end of World War II. Upon his return from service, he began farming with his father and brother, J. W. "Bob" Thompson. Milton farmed until retiring and moving to the Lebanon area in 1983. He enjoyed drinking coffee and visiting with friends and he was an avid reader.

Born: September1, 1927 in Curryville, Missouri the son of Milton Orwin and Susan Jane (Burns) Thompson.

Married: Coralie Alice Wray in Lebanon on April 30, 1952; she preceded him in death on October 7, 1971. He then married Dorothy Marie Renner on November 23, 1973 in New Franklin, Missouri she survives at the home.

Survivors include: wife, Dorothy of Lebanon; one son, Brent W. and wife, Tammy Thompson of Mexico, Missouri; onedaughter: Carol Irene Thompson and husband, John Meyung of Lakewood, Colorado; one step-daughter, Debbie and husband, Jim Saucerman of Cove Springs, Florida;one sister, Mary Sue Gibson of Phoenix, Arizona; five grandchildren: Alice Marie Thompson Meyung of Lakewood, Colorado; 1SG James Cory McFadden of Adams, New York; Clayton Wray Thompson of Rolla; Drew Saucerman and Jay Saucerman both of Florida; five great-grandchildren: Neal Mc Fadden, Vivian McFadden, Ian McFadden, Connor Saucerman and Christian Saucerman; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; two brothers: J. W. "Bob" Thompson and Orwin Lee Thompson, who died in infancy; two sisters: Fern Kirtlink and Anna Mae Kinnaird; one step-daughter, Linda Harris.

Memorials are encouraged to the Parkinson's Foundation.

   
November7, 2016
Mollet, Alvina M. age 91 of Vandalia
Visitation:

Friday, November11, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Friday, November 11, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating: Mr. Kenny Haddock and Rev. Bob Balwanz.
Music: Sharon Hoehn - pianist.
Interment: Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Kelli Wilson, Craig Wilson, Mike Mollet, Keith Mollet, Allen Snodgrass and Brian Snodgrass.

Alvina M. (Beamer) Mollet passed away at 7:20p.m. on Monday, November7, 2016 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. She grew up and attended schools in the Molina area. Alvina and husband Ralph, early in their married life moved to the Vandalia/Farber area and began farming.She was a full time homemaker on the family farm raising their two children. She was also a longtime member of the Farber Presbyterian Churchwhere she was active in the Women's Circle. Alvina was also active in the Women's Federated Club and the Vandalia VFW Post 2173 Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, canning/freezing, needlework, her pets, weather discussions (farmer's wife) and projects/activities sponsored by the VFW.

Born: March8, 1925 in Molina, Missouri the daughter of Alvin Ward andMaude (King) Beamer.

Married: Ralph A. Mollet on February 14, 1943; he preceded her in death on June 20, 2006.

Survivors include: one daughter, Mary Louise (Bailey) Wilson of Clive, Iowa; one son, Kenneth (Willa) Mollet of St. Louis; four grandchildren: Kelli Wilson of Greenwood, Indiana; Craig Wilson of Tampa, Florida; Mike (Amy) Mollet of Walkersville, Maryland and Keith Mollet of St. Louis; six great-grandchildren: Erica, Rebecca, James, Susanna, Lydia and Joseph Mollet of Walkersville, Maryland; sister-in-law, Adelia (Bill) Beamer of Mexico, Missouri; several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Ralph; one brother, William Beamer; one sister, Louise (Beamer) Brenton.

Memorials are encouraged to the Farber Presbyterian Church or to the Vandalia VFW Post 2173.

   
October 29, 2016
Hurd, Alan C. age 58 of Vandalia
Visitation:

Monday, October31, 2016 from 11a.m. to1p.m.at Waters Funeral Home in Vandalia.

Service:

Monday, October31, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home.
Officiating: Rev. Jerry Ostrom.
Music: Jessica & Danielle
Interment: Interment of his cremains will take place at a later date.
Honorary Pallbearers: all his Grandchildren.

Alan Craig Hurd passed away at 5:40a.m. on Saturday, October29, 2016at his home in Vandalia with family by his side. Alan was a lifelong area resident and attended Vandalia schools. After high school, he worked construction inthe areafor several years. For the last 25 years he has been working as a mechanic for Giltner Auto Sales in Vandalia. Alan was a member of the Farber Baptist Church and served on the Baptismal Committee and grounds committee. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bingo and working on hotrods and cars.

Born: March1, 1958 in Jacksonville, Illinoisthe son of Fred Fenton and Erma Mae (Mathes) Hurd.

Married: Carrie Rena Graves in Vandalia, Missouri on March7, 1992; she survives at the home.

Survivors include: mother, Erma and step-father, Myron Arttus of Bowling Green; wife, Carrie of Vandalia; three sons: Alan Jr. (Cassie) Hurd; James (Jennifer) Fox and Brent Sampson all of Bowling Green; three daughters: Madonna(Shannon) Utley of Bowling Green; Danielle (Jonathan) Green of Vandalia; Jessica (Joe) Shanks of Farber; fourbrothers: Freddie (Connie) Hurd of Bowling Green; Steve Hurd of Bowling Green; Ronnie (Brenda) Hurd of Louisiana; Jay (Melissa) Hurd of Eolia; five sisters: Pamela Severson of Bowling Green; Debbie (J C) Bufford of Curryville; Cindy (Lyle) Stokes of Buffalo; Robin (Clyde) Smith of Bowling Green; Wendy (Mike) Lindsay of Louisiana; 23grandchildren and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: father.

Memorials are encouraged to the Alan Hurd family.

   
October 29, 2016
Branstetter, Irene A. age 96 of Vandalia
Visitation:

Tuesday, November1, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating: Rev. Jerry Ostrom.
Music:
Interment: the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jason Orf, Shane Orf, Brett Branstetter, Gary Hurter Jr., Landen Ball and Jeffrey Crenshaw. Honorary pallbearers: Bob Branstetter, Danny Branstetter and Gary Branstetter.

Irene Ann (Bowles) Branstetter passed away at 3:01a.m. on Saturday, October29, 2016 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. She attended area schools and was a lifelong Farber/Vandalia area resident. Irene worked for over 45 years as a seamstress at the Ely Walker and Bobby Brooks Garment factories.She was also a longtime member of the Southside Baptist Church in Vandalia. Irene enjoyed quilting, embroidery, sewing, crochet, playing cards, reading and square dancing in years past.

Born: December15, 1919 in the New Harmony, Missouri area the daughter of George Wesley and Nona Mae (Sidwell) Bowles.

Married: Malcolm Grant Branstetter on January 25, 1941 in Vandalia, Missouri; he preceded her in death on February 2, 2001.

Survivors include: one son, William Wesley Branstetter of Wellsville; two daughters: Wanda S. Gower of Farber; Norma Jean Hutcheson of Jacksonville, Florida; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren; also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Malcolm; one brother, J. D. Bowles; four sisters: Velma Mae Nation, Katherine Toon, twin sister, Lorene Lueann Branstetter and Georgie Lee Bowles that died in infancy; two sons-in-law: Glendle Gower and Danny Hutcheson.

Memorials are encouraged to the Farber Baptist Church.

   
October 28, 2016
Cosgrove (Mattox), Dorothy Virginia, age 92 of Wellsville
Visitation:

There will be no visitation.

Service:

No services are scheduled at this time
Interment: Interment of her cremains will take place at a later date.

Dorothy Virgina (Mattox) Cosgrove passed away at 9:35 a.m. on Friday, October 28, 2016 at the Gamma Road Lodge in Wellsville. After high school,
she attended cosmetology school and became a beautician. For over 40 years, she owned and operated a beauty shop in the Raytown, Missouri area. She was a Christian by faith and lived most of her adult and married life in the Kansas City area. Her hobbies included being an avid Kansas City Royals and Chiefs fan,
ceramics, crossword puzzles, and vacationing in the Lake Ozark area.

Born: Autust 10, 1924 in Mexico, Missouri, the daughter of Otis and lena (Works) Mattox.

Married: Arthur Dickey, to which they had two children; she later was married for over 24 years to Edward Cosgrove: he preceded her in death.

Survivors include: one son, Joseph R. and wife Joann Dickey, of rural Wellsville; five grandchildren,Tony Fischer,Tammy Spence, Theresa Wood, Teena Lamphiere, and Clay Grant.

Preceded in death by: her parents; one daughter, Phyllis H. (Dickey) Grant in 2003; two brothers, Bill Mattox and Richard Fister.

Memorials are encouraged to the donor's choice.

   
October11, 2016
Wilkinson, Mildred I. age 95 of Farber
Visitation:

Thursday, October13, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Friday, October 14, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating: Rev. Bob Hoehn and Mr. Kenny Haddock.
Music: Gary Shaw - pianist.
Interment: Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Scott Wilkinson, Brian Mulherin, Parker Wilkinson, Brent Edwards, Victoria Edwards, Daryl Smith, Claudie Tipton and Carter Wilkinson. Honorary pallbearer: Chad Wilkinson.

Mildred Irene (Teague) Wilkinson passed away at 3:04 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. Mildred attended school in Farber. She was valedictorian of her Farber High School class of 1939. She worked for a couple years at the ACW office in Mexico. She began working as a teller for the Laddonia State Bank in 1963 and retired after 23 years in 1986. She was a longtime member of the Farber Presbyterian Church where she had served as an elder. She and Fred were active members of theVandalia Country Club. Mildred was the District Worthy Grand Matron in the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 54 from Laddonia. She enjoyed cooking, quilting, Hardanger embroidery and spending time with her grandchildren.

Born: October29, 1920 in Fort Morgan, Colorado the daughter of William and Verdia Irene (McIntosh) Teague.

Married: C. Fred Wilkinson in Bowling Green, Missouri on June 8, 1940; he preceded her in death on June 24, 2014.

Survivors include: one son, David M. Wilkinson of Mexico; two daughters: Linda L. and Jim Mulherin of rural Vandalia; Carol Ann and Elgen Edwards of Mesa, Arizona; seven brothers: William (Deborah) Teague of Mexico; Gerald (Mary Jane) Teague of Belleville, Illinois; Jim (Ardith) Teague of Caldwell, Idaho; Jerry (Patti) Teague of Mexico; Forrest (Leota) Teague of Vandalia; Ronnie (Erma Sue) Teague of Springfield, Missouri; Jack (Linda) Teague of Village of Lock Lloyd, Missouri; three sisters: Jean Branstetter of Jefferson City; Donna (Claudie) Tipton of Farber and Faye Teague of Overland Park, Kansas; five grandchildren: Lisa Mulherin of St. Louis; Brent Edwards of Chandler, Arizona; BrianMulherinof rural Vandalia; Scott Wilkinson and Chad Wilkinson both of Columbia, Missouri; nine great-grandchildren: Victoria Edwards, Parker Wilkinson, Carter Wilkinson, Sofia Fehr, Zachary Edwards, Seth Fehr, Eliana Wilkinson, Savannah Wilkinson and Emma Francis; also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Fred; one son, Richard Alan Wilkinson; one brother, Elmer Mack Teague; two sisters: Velma Motley and Mary Crow.

Memorials are encouraged to the Farber Presbyterian Church.

   
August 6, 2016
Knife, George Samuel age 73 of Vandalia
Visitation:

There will be no visitation.

Service:

No services are scheduled at this time.
Officiating:
Music:
Interment: Interment of his cremains will take place at a later date in Wheelock Cemetery in Ohio.
Pallbearers:

George Samuel Knife passed away at 7:42p.m. on Saturday, August6, 2016 at his home in Vandalia. Sam grew up in Ohioand was a 1968 graduate of Marietta College with a bachelor's degree in education.While he was attending college, Sam started working part time for Coate Brothers Construction in West Milton, Ohio as a bulldozer operator. After graduating from college, he started working full time with Coate Brothers and worked as a dozer operator until he retired in 2007. Sam was a Christian by faith and enjoyed fishing, camping and spending time with his family and friends.

Born: January21, 1943 in Troy, Ohio, the son of George Lawrence and Anna Vivian (Stebelton) Knife.

Married: Sandra Lee Lowerre in Ohio; she survives.

Survivors include: wife, Sandra of Vandalia; one son, Joe Knife of Crestwood, Kentucky; one daughter, Jenny Knife of Indianapolis, Indiana; one step-son, Lee Leary of Saint John, Missouri; one brother, Scot Knife of Troy, Ohio; five grandchildren: Katie, Benjamin, Sean, Carlos and Patricia; also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by: parents; one brother, Steve Knife; one sister, Sonny Rae Knife.

Memorials are encouraged to the donor's choice.

   
July 31, 2016
Drainer, JeanAnn age 76 of Farber
Visitation:

Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Friday, August5, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating: Rev. Glenn Forman.
Music: selected favorite songs.
Interment: Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Chad Dempsey, Shaun Overton, Robert Miller, Scott Horton, Shannon Culwell Jr. and Eddie Gooch.

Jean Ann (Gooch) Drainer passed awayat 8a.m. on Sunday, July31, 2016 at her home in Farber. She was a lifelong area resident and a 1956 graduate of Vandalia High School. Jean Ann was a member of the Elm Grove Baptist Church.After school, Jean Ann worked several years as a bookkeeper for Ennis Implement in Vandalia. She then opened Jean Ann's Café in Curryville. She had the café and worked at Bobby Brooks for many years, closing the café in 1986. Jean Ann then began working at Abel's Quik Shop in Vandalia. She worked there for nearly 23 years, her last position as an assistant manager, before retiring in 2009. In her early years, Jean Ann enjoyed 4-H and her exhibits, FHA and go-cart racing. She also enjoyed singing, dancing, canning, gardening, cooking, and baking.

Born: October 15, 1939 in the Adiel community north of Vandalia the daughter of Edward Eugene and Ramona Uvadell (Motley) Gooch.

Married: Victor Drainer on July1, 1961 in Bowling Green, Missouri; he preceded her in death on May11, 2001.

Survivors include: two sons: Mark Alan Drainer of St. Joseph; Michael Anthony Drainer of Maryville; twodaughters:Melody Ann Drainer and Robert Miller of Farber; Melinda Annette and husband, Chad Dempsey of New Hartford; three brothers: Richard R. and wife, Joan Gooch of Vandalia; William R. and wife, Carole Gooch of Rome, Georgia; Robert L. Gooch of Vandalia; two sisters:Linda L. and husband, Shannon M. Culwell Sr. of rural Vandalia; Rebecca L. and husband, John Allen of Knoxville, Tennessee; seven grandchildren: Lindsay A. Drainer, Kasey D. Drainer, Desiree S. Griggsby, Rashaun T. S. Overton, Coral L. Ball, Luke D. Dempsey and McCailyn M. Drainer; nine great-grandchildren: Xsavier, Zander and Adrian Horton; Zachariah Cagle, Joscelyn and Jaxeson Pargeon, Honestei and Zamirah Martin, Nevaeh Ball; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents.

Memorials are encouraged to Community Loving Care Hospice or to the American Lung Association.

   
July 18, 2016
Ridgeway, Edith "Edie" age 96 of Vandalia
Visitation:

Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Thursday, July21, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music:
Interment: the Farber Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Relatives& friends.

Edith "Edie" E. Ridgeway passed away at 9:37a.m. on Monday, July 18, 2016 at Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia. She was a high school graduate and Christian by faith. Edie was a full time homemaker and helped her husband, George at their jewelry store in Vandalia. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, feeding the birds and wildlife in the neighborhood and sitting in her swing on the front porch of their home.

Born: April 18, 1920 in Laverne, Oklahoma the daughter of Edgar Ray and Elsie Martha (Stotler) Teague.

Married: George G. Ridgeway in Arnold, Missouri on June 6, 1942; he preceded her in death in 1984.

Survivors include: one son: Joe R. and wife, Debbie Ridgeway of Camdenton; one sister, Almeda Galloway of Vandalia; one granddaughter, Kate Ridgeway of Camdenton.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, George; two brothers: Edgar R. Teague and a brother who died in infancy.

Memorials are encouraged to Tri-County Care Center, 601 N. Galloway Rd., Vandalia, Missouri 63382

   
July 15, 2016
Hicks, Richard "Dickie" O. age 74 of Laddonia formerly of Vandalia
Visitation:

Monday, July18, 2016 from 5 p.m. to7 p.m.at Waters Funeral Home in Vandalia.

Service:

Tuesday, July19, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. atWaters Funeral Home.
Officiating: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music: selected favorite songs.
Interment: the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Mark Hicks, Rusty Greenlaw, Barry Leverett, Dave Schambach, Tom Culwell and Merle Lee Culwell. Honorary pallbearers: Sonny Wright, Eddie Hoover, Mike Culwell, Gavin Brock and Beau Greenlaw.

Richard "Dickie" Owen Hicks passed away at 5:32a.m. on Friday, July15, 2016 at the University Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. He attended school in Fulton, graduating in 1961 from the Missouri School for the Deaf. Shortly after school, Dickie worked at the Florsheim Shoe Factory in Mexico for nearly eight years. He then began working as a grader operator for the Vandalia Special Road District. Dickie retired from the Road District in 2008 after 30 years of service. Dickie lived most of his adult life in the Vandalia and Laddonia area. He attended the First Baptist Church in Vandalia and enjoyed a variety of hobbies. Dickie enjoyed watching Mizzou football and basketball and was an avid NASCAR/Carl Edwards fan. He had a special interest in trains and was an excellent carpenter and auto mechanic. Dickie also enjoyed photography, gardening, flowers and spending time with his daughters and grandchildren.

Born: November23, 1941 in Mexico, Missourithe son of Houston Welch and Ina Mae (Nation) Hicks.

Married: Linda Sue Stanford in Laddonia, Missouri on June21, 1968.

Survivors include: two daughters: Michelle L. and husband, Gary Brock of Montgomery City; Kimberly A. and husband, Russell Greenlaw of Boonville; one brother, Bill and wife, LindaHicks of Vandalia; longtime friend, Linda Sue Edwards of Vandalia; five grandchildren: Myah Brock, Gavin Brock, Brittany Greenlaw, Stephanie Clark and Rusty Greenlaw; two great-grandchildren: Beau Greenlaw and Charlotte Folkman; one niece, Melissa and husband, Tom Culwell of Vandalia; one nephew, Mark and wife, Jill Hicks of Hannibal.

Preceded in death by: parents.

Memorials are encouraged to the Missouri School for the Deaf.

   
June 30, 2016
Martin, Noel W. age 62 of Vandalia
Visitation:

Tuesday, July5, 2016 from 11a.m. to 1p.m.at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Vandalia.

Service:

Tuesday, July5, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church.
Officiating: Pastor Frank Welch.
Music:
Interment: the New Harmony Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Kevin Welch, Allen Cassmeyer, Brian Lemon, David Lemon, Gary Reddell and Shawn Reddell. Honorary pallbearers: Norman Smith and Larry Wilkinson.

Noel William Martin passed away unexpectedly at 6:54p.m. on Thursday, June30, 2016 at his home in Vandalia.Noel grew up and attended schools in the Valley Springs, Arkansas area. After school, he worked as a butcher in a slaughterhouse and also in the Consumer's Grocery Store in Harrison, Arkansas for nearly 15 years. During the same time, Noel also worked for the Flexsteel Furniture Company in Harrison and worked on a logging crew. He and his family moved to the rural Lincoln county area where for over 15 years he worked and later started his own drywall finishing business. In 2006 he retired due to health reasons but always remained active. He attended the Peno Baptist Church and was a long time member of Painters Union Local #1156 in St. Charles. Noel enjoyed any kind of hunting, fishing in bass tournaments, golf and spending time with their grandchildren.

Born: February1, 1954 in Harrison, Arkansasthe son of George Walter and Mary Ann (Campbell) Martin.

Married: Debra Fern Lemon on June 30, 1972 in Harrison, Arkansas; she survives at the home.

Survivors include: wife, Debra of Vandalia; three sons: Shane N. and wife, Deedee Martin of Clarksville; Will J. and wife, Lindsey Martin of Clarksville; Todd T. and wife, Jennifer Martin of Vandalia; one daughter, Chandra D. and husband, Larry Parris of Lake Ozark; one brother, G. A. and wife, Jane Martin of Harrison, Arkansas; six sisters: Rozella Smallwood of Joplin; Katherine Collins and Eunice and husband, Dennis Collins allof Piercetown, Arkansas; Laura and husband, Jim Bohannon and Sue Reddell all of Hasty, Arkansas; Eleah and husband, Alton Stuart of Jasper, Arkansas; 14grandchildren: Shaylen, Bailey, Kyle, Jacob, Cheyenne, Nathaniel, Lucas, Cole, Angelene, Danika, Gabrielle, Michael, Daniel and Alex; also survived by special son-in-law, brother-in-law and uncle, Jeremy Colbert and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by: parents, one sister, Marcella Baker; three brothers-in-law: Clyde Smallwood, Glen Collins and Elzie Reddell.

Memorials are encouraged to the Martin family.

   
June 14, 2016
Gray, Lillian J. age 96 of Monroe City formerly of rural Vandalia
Visitation:

Saturday, June18, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Home in Vandalia.

Service:

Saturday, June18, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home.
Officiating: Rev. Glenn Forman.
Music:
Interment: the Spencerburg Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Ethan Gooch, Raymond McCurdy, Bobby McCurdy, Seth Becker, Dick Gooch and Eddie Gooch.

Lillian Jane Gray passed away at 11:07a.m. on Tuesday, June14, 2016 at the Monroe City Manor. She was a lifelong rural Vandaliaresident and attended country schools. Lillian attended Elm Grove Baptist Church with her brothers for many years. She worked on the family farm with her two brothers and was a caregiver for them. During her years on the farm, Lillian also worked as a seamstress at the Bobby Brooks garment factory in Vandalia.

Born: August19, 1919 in rural Vandalia, Missouri the daughter of Clinton and Cordelia (McDowell) Gray.

Married:

Survivors include: several cousins, particularly Raymond and Lynn McCurdy of Monroe City who helped look after Lillian for several years.

Preceded in death by: parents; two brothers, Daniel Gray and George Gray; one sister: Lettie McCormick.

Memorials are encouraged to Monroe City Manor in care of Waters Funeral Home, P O Box 84, Vandalia, Missouri 63382-0084.

   
June 13, 2016
Donovan, Jacqueline age 91 of Hannibal formerly of Vandalia
Visitation:

There will be no public visitation.

Service:

Friday, June17, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. graveside service at the Fern Chapel Cemetery south of Perry.
Officiating: Family & friends.
Music:
Interment: the Fern Chapel Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Richard Hasty, Brad Stinson and other family & friends.

Jacqueline (Johnson) Donovan passed away at 10:16 p.m. on Monday, June 13, 2016 at Beth Haven Nursing Home in Hannibal, Missouri. She grew up and attended schools in the Vandalia area and was a 1943 Vandalia High School graduate. For several years, she worked in the fiberglass department of the boat factory in Hannibal. She also worked as a cook for several area restaurants. She enjoyed doing volunteer work for the United Way and O.A.T.S. Besides cooking, Jacqueline was an avid reader and also enjoyed cooking at the Forget-Me-Not Senior Citizen Center in New London.

Born: February 18, 1925 in Hannibal the daughter of John C. and Vernillie (Rohr) Johnson.

Married: Levi R. Johnson; he preceded her in death.

Survivors include: one daughter: Sharon K. and husband, John Hasty of New London; two grandchildren: Richard and Cindy Hasty of Holt Summit; Brad and Linda Stinson of New London; four great-grandchildren: Clay Hasty, Rachel Hasty, Jonathon Hasty and Jessica Stinson.

Preceded in death by: parents; two sons: Clifford Elwood and Michael Elwood.

Memorials are encouraged to the Fern Chapel Cemetery in care of Waters Funeral Home, P O Box 84, Vandalia, Missouri 63382-0084

   
June 13, 2016
Jeffries, Lois E. age 86 of Vandalia
Visitation:

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating: Rev. Joel Montgomery.
Music: selected favorite songs.
Interment: in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers:Darryl Jeffries, Frank Jeffries, Nathan Jeffries, Cody Dempsey, Andy Looney and Ray Diemert.

Lois Elaine (Hoffmeyer) Jeffries passed awayat 6:20 p.m. on Monday, June13, 2016 at theTri-County Care Center in Vandalia. She had lived in Vandalia since 1946 and was a 1947 graduate of Vandalia High School. Lois was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia where she had been active in the Ruth Circle and had served as a deacon. For 28 years,Lois had worked as a cook in the Van-Far Elementary School cafeteria. She enjoyed playing golf, crafts, cooking and traveling.

Born: January 26, 1930 in Wellsville, Missouri the daughter of Francis William and Althea (Maskey) Hoffmeyer.

Married: David Edward Jeffries on June27, 1947 in Hannibal, Missouri; he preceded her in death on March 22, 2008.

Survivors include: two sons: Darryl and wife, Ruth Jeffries of Palmyra; Bob and wife, Sonya Jeffries of Frankford; one daughter, Cathy Jeffries of Harrah, Oklahoma; one sister, Norma J. Daniels of Vandalia; six grandchildren: Tony and wife, Christine Jeffries of Hannibal; Frank and wife, Brandy Jeffries of Palmyra; Melissa Dempsey and Ray Diemert of Troy; Nathan and wife, Sabrina Jeffries of Winfield; Jules Eoff III and Coletta Eoff both of Vandalia; also survived by 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, David; daughter-in-law, Rhonda Jeffries; brother-in-law, Jim Daniels.

Memorials are encouraged to the First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia.

   
May 30, 2016
Connor, Joyce E. age 65 of Vandalia
Visitation:

Monday, June 6, 2016 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home in Vandalia

Service:

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.at the Second Missionary Baptist Church in Vandalia.
Officiating: Rev. Jeffrey Mims.
Music: Soloists: Halley Davis and Scott Long.
Interment: the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Scott Long, lance Wheeler, Larry Baird, Thomas Spradling, Donnell Perkins and Joe Long. Honorary pallbearers: Roger Chatman, Sam Chatman, Gary Bishop and Damon Long.

Joyce Eileen Connor, age 65, passed away unexpectedly at 3:55p.m. on Monday, May 30, 2016 at her home in Vandalia.She lived most of her early life in the High Hill area. Joyce moved to Vandalia with her family in 1966 and was a 1971 Van-Far High School graduate. After school, she worked for over 30 years as a seamstress for Cal-Jac, Bobbie Brooks, Leggoons/HTI and Serf Brothers in Vandalia. Joyce was a long time and active member of the Second Missionary Baptist Church in Vandalia. Her church activities included singing in the choir, being an usher and serving on the mission board. Joyce enjoyed playing Bingo, sewing and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Born: November20, 1950 in High Hill, Missouri the daughter of Theodore Jeanit and Mary Ruth (Wilson) Connor.

Married:

Survivors include: two sons: Theodore James Connor and Peggy Hiatte of Mexico, Missouri and Leonard DeCarlo Connor of Vandalia; three brothers: James Connor, Louis and wife, Wanda Connor all of Vandalia; Vincent Connor of Thorpe, Wisconsin; four sisters: Geneva and husband, Harold Ferguson; Violet and husband, Samuel Lee; Shirley Connor Pearl all of Vandalia; Mary S. Wilson of Edmond, Oklahoma; also survived by three grandchildren: Keyari Lewis; James Connor and Arianna Connor.

Preceded in death by: parents, grandparents, one brother, Paul Connor; two sisters: Lucy Connor and Ruth Johnson; three nieces and one nephew: Sharon Connor, Alexis Long, LaTamara Hammers and Gregory Connor.

Memorials are encouraged to the Second Missionary Baptist Church, Vandalia.

   
May 29, 2016
Bagley, Betty L. age 76 of Vandalia
Visitation:

Services are pending at Waters Funeral Home in Vandalia.

Service:

Services are pending at Waters Funeral Home in Vandalia.

Betty Lounette (Young) Bagley, age 76, passed away at 12:54 a.m. on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at the Golden Living Center-Pin Oaks in Mexico, Missouri. Betty attended Bowling Green Schools and was a 1958 Bowling Green High School graduate. She was a homemaker until her children were grown, at which time she received her CNA/CMT certification. Betty worked at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia for over 23 years, retiring in 2002. She enjoyed spending time with her children, family and grandchildren. Betty had been a long-time member of the Southside Baptist Church in Vandalia.

Born: January20, 1940 in Cyrene, Missouri the daughter of Robert Lee and Mary Lunette (Thomas) Young.

Married: LeroyA. Bagley on August11, 1960 in Vandalia; he preceded her in death on February 16, 2000.

Survivors include: two daughters, Janet and husband Ralph Grimmett, of Bowling Green; Vicky A. Bagley, of Chillicothe; two step-sons, Harold and Gary Bagley; two sisters, Sue M. and husband Stanley Smith, of Ashland; Rosa L. and husband Allen Clay, of Durango, Colorado; three brothers, Bobby J. and wife Linda Young, of Perry; C. Wayne and wife Jeanette Young, of O’Fallon; Roger D. and wife Sandra Young, of Vandalia; also survived by 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: her husband Leroy; one son, Stephen L. Sampson; and one daughter,

Memorials are encouraged to the donor's choice.

   
May 27, 2016
Holman, Imogene M., age 82 of Vandalia
Visitation:

Friday, June 3, 2016 from 6 - 8 p.m.at Waters Funeral Home in Vandalia.

Service:

Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Second Christian Church in Vandalia.
Music:
Clarice Cannon - pianist; church choir.
Interment:
the VandaliaCemetery.
Pallbearers:

Imogene M. (Douglas) Holman passed away at 8:30a.m. on Friday, May 27, 2016 at the Lexington Square Healthcare Center in Keokuk, Iowa. She grew up in the Elsberry area and was a 1951 graduate of the Lincoln High School in Louisiana, Missouri. Imogene was a full time homemaker during the years her daughter was in school. She cleaned homes for some of the Vandalia area residents for many years. Imogene was a long time member of and very active in the Second Christian Church in Vandalia. Her church activities included being an usher, singing in the choir and community service/fund raising events. Imogene also helped in the Salvation Army annual drive and the United Way. She enjoyed shopping, raising her flowers and green house plants and spending time with and taking care of family.

Born: August21, 1933 in Elsberry, Missouri the daughter of Earl and Izora (Harvey) Douglas.

Married: Charles Holmanon September 15, 1954 in Vandalia; he survives at the home.

Survivors include: husband, Charles of Vandalia; one daughter, Sheila Ann Owens of Omaha, Nebraska; three grandchildren: Felicia C. and husband, Larry Liddell of Omaha; Relonda N. Owens of Vandalia; 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; six brothers; four sisters and son-in-law, Nelson Owens.

Memorials are encouraged to the Second Christian Church in Vandalia.

   
May 25, 2016
Stanley Cup Hopes of the St. Louis Blues, age 49 of St. Louis
Visitation:

Visitations are being postponed until next season.

Service:

Thursday, May 26, at bars across the greater St. Louis area..
Officiating
: David Backes
Music: Saint Louis Blues, by W.C. Handy as performed on the organ by Jeremy Boyer, to be followed by "When the Blues go Marching In."
Interment: the SAP Center.
Pallbearers: Jake Allen, David Backes, Ivan Barbashev, Patrik Berglund, Jordan Binnington, Robert Bortuzzo, Jay Bouwmeester, Kyle Brodziak, Troy Brouwer, Chris butler, Joel Edmundson, Brian Elliott, Robby Fabbri, Carl Gunnarsson, Peter Harrold, Dmitrij Jaskin, Jori Lehtera, Petteri Lindbohm, Anders Nilsson, Steve Ott, Magnus Paajarvi, Colton Parayko, Alex Pietrangelo, Ty Rattie, Ryan Reaves, Jordan Schmaltz, Jaden Schwartz,Kevin Shattenkirk, Paul Stastny, Alexander Steen, Vladimir Tarasenko, and Scottie Upshall.

The Saint Louis Blues Stanley Cup hopes passed away unexpectedly Wednesday following a shark attack. The oldest NHL team to never have won the Stanley Cup, the Blues bitterly dashed the hopes of fans across the country once again.

The St. Louis Blues endured the marathon of the regular season, putting up a huge points number, even though the club battled key injuries the whole race through. Vladamir Tarasenko became a regular-season star. He scored 40 goals, fourth-most in the NHL.

Not only did the Blues finally win a first-round playoff series, for the first time since 2012, but they did so against the hated Hawks of Chicago, the detested, defending Stanley Cup champs. And after that Game 7 thrill, there was another, this one on the road, as the Blues defeated Dallas and headed for the conference finals

Of the loyal folks back in St. Louis, Backes said: “It was fantastic, the people of St. Louis, the fans — that’s adding to the grief. Everyone that pulled together in the city, and the support that we see, it stings right now.”

Born: The franchise was founded in 1967 as an expansion team during the league's original expansion from six to 12 teams.

Survivors include: There were no survivors, but there's always next season.

Preceded in death by: 48 similarly disappointing ends to the season.

There's still time to donate to Blues Beard-a-Thon! Your donations will benefit Blues for Kids and The Joshua Chamberlain Society.

   
May 15, 2016
Horton, Jamie L. age 32 of Vandalia
Visitation:

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating
: Mr. Kenny Haddock.
Music: selected favorite songs.
Interment: the Vandalia Cemetery
Pallbearers:

Jamie Lyn Horton passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 4:50 a.m. at his home in Vandalia. Jamie grew up and attended Vandalia schools. He was self-employed as a small engine repairman. Jamie worked and overhauled small engines for many Vandalia residents. He enjoyed listening to music and writing poetry.

Born: December 18, 1983 in Mexico, Missouri, the son of Johnny Darwin and Rebecca Dawn (Howard) Horton.

Survivors include: December 18, 1983 in Mexico, Missouri, the son of Johnny Darwin and Rebecca Dawn (Howard) Horton.

Preceded in death by: two sons: Levi Evander Horton and Jamie Jacob "J. J." Horton; grandparents.

Memorials are encouraged to the family.

   
May14, 2016
Harp, Jerry Lee age 80 of St. Louis, formerly of Vandalia
Visitation:

There will be no visitation

Service:

Saturday, May 21, 2016 a graveside memorial service, 11:00 a.m. at the Vandalia Cemetery.
Officiating
: Rev. Joel Montgomery.
Interment: Interment of his cremains will be in the Vandalia Cemetery

Jerry Lee Harp passed away at 6:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the Bethesda-Dilworth Home in Webster Groves. Jerry grew up in Vandaliaand was a 1953 graduate of Vandalia High School. He continued his education graduating from Northeast Missouri State Teachers College in Kirksville. Jerry received his Master's Degree in Education from SIU in Edwardsville. He taught for 35 years, most of it as an art teacher in the Lindbergh School District. Jerry was a Christian by faith and enjoyed fishing, boating, spending time at the Lake of the Ozarks, painting, pottery and sculpture.

Born: June 11, 1935 in Vandalia, Missouri, the son of Henry Asher and Julia Lucille (Goran) Harp.

Married: Carol Ann Beckeman in St. Louis on August 28, 1964.

Survivors include: one son, Brandon A. and wife, Lisa Harp of Webster Groves; one daughter, Kelli M. and husband, Michael Westmoreland of St. Louis; a twin brother, Jack D. Harp of Vero Beach, Florida; dearest friend, Carol Harp of Kirkwood; five grandchildren, Sydney G. Harp and Asher D. Harp both of Webster Groves; Shannon M. Westmoreland, Kelly C. and husband, Andy Grote, Jason M. Westmoreland, all of St. Louis.

Preceded in death by: parents.

Memorials are encouraged to the Lindbergh Schools Foundation.

   
May13, 2016
Hays, Chad Allen age 36 of rural Vandalia
Visitation:

Monday, May16, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to8:00 p.m.at Waters Funeral Chapel.

Service:

Tuesday, May17, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. atWaters Funeral Chapel, Vandalia.
Officiating
: Pastor Chris Atkinson and Father Mark Porterfield.
Music: selected favorite hymns.
Interment: Intermentof his cremains will be in the Vandalia Cemetery at a later date.
Honorary Pallbearers: Gary DeTienne, Kyle Lybarger, Will Eckhoff, Kevin DeTienne, Allen Wright, David Hays, Adam Eckhoff, Dustin Cullom, Rob Dyke and Ryan Hays.

Chad Allen Hays passed away unexpectedly at 5:35p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2016 during a vehicle accident on Route V east of Vandalia.Chad lived all his life in the Vandalia area and was a 1998 Van-Far High School graduate. While in school, Chad was active in Boy Scouts where he earned his Eagle Scout badge. After graduating, Chad worked at Optec, Mike's Tire Service in Bowling Green, the City of Vandalia and MFA Agri-Service in Vandalia. He has been employed the last three years in the press room at Harbison Walker Refractories in Vandalia. Chad enjoyed most anything outdoors, particularly hunting, fishing and camping. He also liked being with his friends and a challenging game of billiards.

Born: November23, 1979 in Mexico, Missouri the son of Robert Allen and Lisa Rena (DeTienne) Hays.

Married: Amber Marie Galarza on August 8, 2001in Hannibal; she survives at the home.

Survivors include: wife, Amber of rural Vandalia; parents, Robert and Lisa Hays of Vandalia; one son, Christopher M. A. Hays of rural Vandalia; two daughters: Alyssa M. R. Hays and Ayanna M. J. Hays both of rural Vandalia; one sister, Trina R. Hays and boyfriend, Allen Wright both of Vandalia; one sister-in-law, April Galarza and boyfriend, Robert Dutton; paternal grandmother, Betty Hays of Vandalia; maternal grandparents, Berwyn Lewis and Kay Dutton both of Vandalia; father-in-law, Harold Ledford of Vandalia; also survived by one nephew, two nieces, many cousins, aunts and uncles.

Preceded in death by: great-grandparents: Millie Stapleton; Joe and Regina Deters; Richard and Sarah Myers; grandparents: Billy Joe Hays; Shan Lewis and Ray DeTienne.

Memorials are encouraged to an Education Fund for the three children established with Martinsburg Bank & Trust.

   
May 13, 2016
Hamlett, Sylvan Wayne age 87 of Vandalia
Visitation:

Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 11a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel..

Service:

Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel, Vandalia.
Officiating
: Rev. Joel Montgomery.
Music: Stacy Hamlett & Dennis Ebers.
Interment: Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery with full military honors.
Pallbearers: Jackie Hamlett, Austin Hamlett, Melani Hamlett, Mitchel McAfee, Maddie McAfee, Travis Hays and Lindell Ankrom.

Sylvan Wayne Hamlett passed away at 9:35 a.m. on Friday, May 13, 2016 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia. Wayne grew up and attended schools in the New Hartford area. He worked on the family farm until he was drafted into the U. S. Army in 1953 and served two years active duty. Upon returning from the service, Wayne worked in the maintenance department for CE Refractories near Farber until the plant closed in 1983. He then worked for the Wayne B. Smith Construction company in Louisiana, retiring in1993. Wayne enjoyed hunting, fishing, Cardinal baseball, old cars, gardening, keeping his lawn and vehicles looking nice and attending events involving the grandchildren.

Born: October 11, 1928 in New Hartford, Missouri the son of Sylvan and Leota Bell (Thompson) Hamlett.

Married: Della Magdalene Spires in Hannibal on August 16, 1958; she preceded him in death on June 19, 2013..

Survivors include: two sons: Randall Wayne and wife, Jean Hamlett of Owasso, Oklahoma; Joey Lee and wife, Stacy Hamlett of Vandalia; one daughter, Shelly Dawn and husband, Rick McAfee of Vandalia; one brother, Vaughn and wife, Mary Hamlett of Vandalia; five grandchildren: Jackie Hamlett and Austin Hamlett of Owasso, Oklahoma; Melani Hamlett of Vandalia; Mitchell McAfee and Maddie McAfee of Vandalia.

Preceded in death by: parents and wife, Maggie.

Memorials are encouraged to the American Diabetes Association or to the American Cancer Society

   
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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