Waters Funeral Home

Obituaries - 2017

March 13, 2017

Arnold, Betty Lou age 74 of Vandalia

Visitation:

Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Saturday, March18, 2017 at 3:00 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.
Honorary Pallbearers: Chris Bagley, Shaun Gillman, Marcus Gillmann, Russel Lovelace, Jesse Wilson, and Andy Wilson.

 

Betty Lou Arnold passed away at 2:45 p.m. on Monday, March 13, 2017 at the Landmark Hospital in Columbia. She attended Windsor schools and was a Christian by faith. Betty worked as a cook in many different restaurants throughout her life. She enjoyed country music and dancing in her younger years. Betty also enjoyed playing bingo and working on crossword puzzles. She especially loved to spend time with her family and friends.

Born: November 21, 1942 in St. Louis, Missouri the daughter of Otto and Mary (Marler) Arnold.

Married: Kenneth Phillip Gillmann on July 28, 1958; he preceded her in death.

Survivors include: three sons: Stanley W. and wife, Mandy Gillman of Rio Rico, Arizona; Phillip J. and wife, Denise Gillman of Rolla; Ricky A. Gillmann of Vandalia; one daughter, Vera M. Wilson and Tony McPeeks of Vandalia; two sisters: Katherine Turner of Festus and Mary Elliott of Richwoods; also survived by 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins.


Preceded in death by: parents; one son, Leroy W. Drissel; three brothers: Daniel Arnold, Alfred Arnold, and Joseph Arnold.

Memorials are encouraged to the American Diabetes Association or to the American Lung Association.

   
March 10, 2017

Baskett, Vickie Sue age 62 of Vandalia

Visitation:

Wednesday, March15, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Wednesday, March15, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating
: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music: selected favorite songs.
Interment: Interment of her cremains will take place at a later date.
Honorary Pallbearers: Mike Perkins, Brennan Perkins, Bennie Fox, Jim Craig, Scott Craig, and Donald Perkins.

 

Vickie Sue (Perkins) Baskett passed away at 4:35 p.m. on Friday, March 10, 2017 at her home in Vandalia. Vickie graduated with the 1972 Bowling Green High School class. After graduation, she married Byren Baskett and started a family. Vickie worked at the Quik Stop convenience store in Curryville for several years as well as owned a business in Vandalia.When her children got older, she lived in New York, Minnesota, and Arizona before moving back to Missouri to enjoy her grandchildren. Most recently, Vickie worked at the WERDCC in Vandalia for about six years until she had to retire due to health reasons. Vickie was a Christian by faith and in years past, enjoyed playing co-ed volleyball and softball. She loved spending time with her grandchildren as well as being outdoors working in the garden, planting flowers, or just taking a walk. She also loved to bake and would share with neighbors and the residents and staff at the Tri-County Care Center.

Born: March16, 1954 in Louisiana, Missouri, the daughter of Roy Ben and Clematine (Harlow) Blanton.

Married: Byren E. Baskett on July 15, 1972 in Bowling Green.

Survivors include: mother, Clematine Blanton of Vandalia; one son, Jared E. and wife, Melissa Baskett of Vandalia; one daughter, Jennifer L. and husband, John T. Ogden of rural Mexico; two brothers:Leroy and wife, Joyce Perkins and Gene and wife, Patra Perkins all of Curryville; three sisters: Eva and husband, Tom Craig of New Hartford; Florence and husband, George Graver of Bowling Green and Joyce Terry of Curryville; three grandchildren: Mason A. Carver of Mexico; Haley R. Baskett and Kaleb E. Baskett both of Vandalia; many nieces, nephews and cousins.


Preceded in death by: father, Roy Ben Perkins.

Memorials are encouraged to the Vandalia YMCA Project.

   
March 7, 2017

Ingram, Thomas P. "Cotton"age 62 of Vandalia

Visitation:

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating
: Mr.Kenny Haddock.
Music: selected favorite songs.
Interment: Interment of his cremains will take place at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Honorary Pallbearers: Ronald Ingram, Donnie Ingram, Jerry Ingram, and John Ingram.

 

Thomas Patrick "Cotton" Ingram passed away unexpectedly at 2:52 p.m. on Tuesday, March7, 2017 at Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia. "Cotton" attended schools in Bowling Green and was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Bowling Green. After school, he began working on a rail gang, installing new track for Burlington Northern Railroad for about 18 years. Cotton then worked for a couple of years at the Eastern Missouri Livestock Center in Bowling Green. He then worked as a mechanic for over ten years, retiring in 2004 due to his health. Cotton enjoyed camping, fishing, playing video games, cards, pool, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Born: May 14, 1954 in Louisiana, Missouri the son of William Vernon and Mary Jane (Northern) Ingram.

Married: Patricia M. Riechard in Mexico, Missouri on October31, 2003.

Survivors include: wife, Patti of Vandalia; three sons: Shawn Ingram of Columbia; Michael and wife, Tamra Riechard of Hannibal; Justin Riffle of Elsberry; two daughters: Carmen Hamilton of Kirksville; Angel Morrison of Pittsfield, Illinois; three brothers: Ronald W. and wife, Mary Anne Ingram of Saberton, Missouri; Donnie and wife, Marilyn Ingram of Vandalia; John M. and wife, Kim Ingram of Bowling Green; aunt, Darlene Stone of Nashville, Tennessee; also survived by nine grandchildren, several cousins, nieces and nephews.


Preceded in death by: parents; one son, Allie Riffle; two brothers: William Arthur Ingram and David Michael Ingram.

Memorials are encouraged to the American Cancer Society

   
February 15, 2017

Jurotich, Alexsondra M., age 26, of Lake St. Louis

Visitation:

Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating
: Pastor Mark Dumas.
Music: selected favorite songs.
Interment: Interment of her cremains will take place at a later date.
Honorary Pallbearers: Tim Preall, Tyler Preall, Jeff Hampton, Clark Baldwin, Andrew (Bell) Burkett, Paul Brown and Peter Daniels.

 

Alexsondra Malia (Ziegler) Jurotich passed away unexpectedly at 3:31 p.m. on Wednesday, February15, 2017 at the Progress West Hospital in O'Fallon, Missouri. Alex attended school through the sixth grade on the island of Maui, Hawaii. She then attended and graduated in 2008 from Wentzville High School. As a Girl Scout, Alex achieved the Gold Star Award. Alex was a Catholic by faith. After high school, she attended Spartanburg Tech in South Carolina and then transferred to Greenville Tech where she received her associate's degree in baking and pastry. Recently, she had been working in the bakery at the Dierberg's Store in Wentzville. Alex also had a side business called Cakes by Alexsondra. She enjoyed baking, board and video games, arts and crafts, soccer, and basketball.

Born: September 1, 1990 in Maui, Hawaii, the daughter of Daniel Paul Ziegler and Mary Elizabeth Neville.

Married: Joshua Edward Jurotich on May 4, 2014 in Wentzville.

Survivors include: mother, Mary and her fiancé, Byron Lipe of Gramling, South Carolina; father, Daniel of Minnesota; husband, Josh of Lake St. Louis; uncle, John Neville of San Antonio, Texas; two aunts: Michelle Siegmund of Westminster, South Carolina and Regina Bryant of Corpus Christi, Texas; mother and father-in-law, Laura and Ed Jurotich of Wentzville; Josh's grandparents: Frank and Judy Jurotich of Rolla and Wayne Stewart of Curryville.


Preceded in death by: maternal and paternal grandparents; grandmother, Maxine Stewart.

Memorials are encouraged to the following PayPal account inmemoryofalexsondra@gmail.com

   
February 13, 2017

Pargeon, Ralph E. "Gene,"age 68, of Vandalia

Visitation:

Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Friday, February 17, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating
: Brother Ken Martin.
Music:
Interment: the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Ronnie Hendrix, Dale Stewart, George Riley, Donnell Perkins, Kenny Haddock and Mike Smith.
Honorary Pallbearers: Gene's grandchildren.

 

Ralph Eugene"Gene" Pargeon passed away at 11:45 p.m. Monday, February 13, 2017 at his home in Vandalia. Gene grew up and attended schools in the Curryville area. After school, he started working at the CE Refractories near Farber for 18 years until the plant closed. He then worked at the Charles Wood Manufacturing company in Warrenton for a few years. Gene then worked for Cosmoflex in Hannibal as a machine operator until his retirement in 2012. He was a Christian by faith and baptism, and enjoyed the outdoors. Gene was a member of the Beagle Hunt Club of Perry, enjoyed fishing, hunting, browsing the flea markets, training his hunting dogs, and spending time with his family.

Born: September 28, 1948 in Mexico, the son of Glenn Edwin and Norma Lee (Wooten) Pargeon.

Married: Brinda Lee Fielder in Vandalia on February 19, 1983.

Survivors include: father, Glenn of Bowling Green; wife, Brinda of Vandalia; four sons: Jeffrey E. and wife, Carrie Pargeon of Frankford; Errett D. and wife, Pamela Pargeon of Vandalia; John T. and wife, Kasey Pargeon of Vandalia; Sean T. and wife, Wendy Lovelace of Jefferson City; one daughter: Roma Lee and husband, Tony Lovell of Curryville; one brother, Arnold L. Pargeon of Jefferson City; four sisters: Linda M. Bogue of Bowling Green; Judy K. Dodd of Vandalia; Glenda L. Cunningham of Louisiana; Penny S. Pargeon of Syracuse, New York; 13grandchildren: Heather Hawkins, Holly Pargeon, Davon Pargeon, Lily Pargeon, Michael Lovell, Brian Lovell, Steven Lovell, Payton Pargeon, Katelyn Pargeon, Isabella Pargeon, Joscelyn Pargeon, Jaxeson Pargeon and Zach Lovelace; two great-grandchildren: Bryanna Hawkins and Madyson Hawkins.


Preceded in death by: mother; one son: Christopher S. Lovelace; three brothers: Eddie L. Pargeon, Richard L. Pargeon, and Michael Pargeon who died in infancy.

Memorials are encouraged to the DAVITA Dialysis Clinic in Hannibal or to the American Heart Association.

   
February 9, 2017

Keller, Bobby Dale age 87 of Farber

Visitation:

Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Monday, February 13, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Farber Presbyterian Church.
Officiating
: Rev. Dana Slavin.
Music: Shirley Stubblefield - pianist.
Interment: Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery with full military honors.
Pallbearers: Nephews Dwayne Reading, James Reading, Edward Reading, Howard Reading, Darwyn Pease, and Larry Pease.
Honorary Pallbearers: Bob Foree, George Carlson, and Randy Pease.

 

Bobby Dale Keller passed away at 12:27 p.m.Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico. He grew up in the Vandalia area and was a 1947 Vandalia High School graduate. After high school, Dale worked as a farmhand for a few years before being drafted into the Army during the Korean War. He served his country for nearly two years and then returned to Vandalia where he started working at Harbison-Walker Refractories. Dale worked primarily as a machinist and retired on January 3, 1992 after 37 years at Harbison Walker. He was a longtime member of the Farber Presbyterian Church, where he had served as an elder. Dale enjoyed hunting, spending time in the "Hundred Acre Woods," reading, and tinkering with do-it-yourself projects.

Born: September3, 1929 in Vandalia, the son of William Carl and Edna Alice (Smith) Keller.

Married: Carol Elaine Haverich on September 17, 1955 in Vandalia; she survives at the home.

Survivors include: wife, Carol of Farber; two sons: Martin D. and wife, Dana (Evans) Keller of Mexico and Todd A. and wife, Dana (Aggeler) Keller of Farber; one sister: Helen Pease of Vandalia; five grandchildren: Lauren A. Keller, Gabrielle N. Keller, Devyn R. Keller, Mylee R. Keller and Slade W. Keller; also survived by several nieces andnephews.

Preceded in death by: daughter, Sheila Loreece Keller; parents; step-father, Fred Epperson; four brothers: Mayo Keller, Roy Keller, Melvin Epperson and Leo Keller who died in infancy; one sister, Doris Reading.

Memorials are encouraged to the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico or to the Farber Presbyterian Church

   
February 8, 2017

Hutcheson, "Tommy" E. age 69 of Vandalia

Visitation:

Friday, February 10, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home in Vandalia.

Service:

Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at Waters Funeral Home.
Officiating
: Mr. Kenny Haddock.
Music:
Interment: the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Johnny Horton, Kenny Thurman, Leonard Gregis, David Ball, Don St. Clair, Roy St. Clair, and Tony Momphard.
Honorary pallbearers: Lisa Gregis, Skyler Hutcheson, Logan Hutcheson, Kinsley Hutcheson, and Kaelyn Hutcheson.

 

Thomas "Tommy" E. Hutcheson passed away at 6:25 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at the St. Alexius Hospital in St. Louis. Tommy was a lifelong Vandalia resident and a 1966 Van-Far High School graduate. After high school, Tommy started working at the NARCO Refractories in Farber. During his 35 years at NARCO, Tommy worked many different jobs. His last job was as a transfer operator, a position that he held until the plant closed in 2001. Tommy then worked for three years at the Home Decorators factory in Mexico before his retirement. He was a Baptist by faith and enjoyed watching sports. Tommy was an avid fan of Cardinal baseball and football, Royals baseball, Rams football, and Mizzou football and basketball. He enjoyed any activity outdoors including fishing, golf, mowing, walking, sitting on his front porch, and especially watching his grandchildren in their sporting activities.

Born: September 10, 1947 in Vandalia, the son of Archie Ebb and Zelma Lee (Horton) Hutcheson.

Married:

Survivors include: two sons: Todd and wife, Andrea Hutcheson of Vandalia, Troy L. and wife, Melissa Hutcheson of Montgomery City; four grandchildren: Skyler C. Hutcheson, Logan T. Hutcheson and Kinsley A. Hutcheson all of Montgomery City, and Kaelyn R. Hutcheson of Vandalia; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; two brothers: Daniel Lee Hutcheson and Wesley Horton Hutcheson; one sister, Peggy Lou Hutcheson.

Memorials are encouraged to Tommy's four grandchildren in care of Waters Funeral Home, P O Box 84, Vandalia, MO 63382.

   
January 10, 2017

Calcaterra, Grace M. age 98 of Vandalia, formerly of Johnston City, Illinois

Visitation:

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Service:

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Officiating
: To be announced.
Music: To be announced.
Interment: Interment of her cremains will take place at a later date in the St. Carlos Cemetery in Herrin, Illinois.
Honorary Pallbearers: To be announced.

 

Grace Marie (Moroni) Calcaterra passed away at 12:18 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. Grace grew up and attended schools in the Johnston City, Illinois area. She was a longtime member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin, Illinois. For many years she helped with St. Mary's School at the church in Herrin. Grace was an excellent cook and worked for many years at Farris Steak House in Johnston City. During her free time, Grace enjoyed gardening, cooking, helping neighbors, and spending time with her family.

Born: April 24, 1918 in Johnston City, Illinois the oldest of six children to Emil and Luisa (Luli) Moroni.

Married: Attilio Angelo "Red" Calcaterra on July 30, 1946 in Herrin, Illinois; he preceded her in death on October 4, 2005.

Survivors include: one son, Dennis A. and wife, Ruth Calcaterra of rural Vandalia; one granddaughter, Katie Calcaterra and husband, Kurt Peloquin of Brooklyn, New York; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; one brother, John "Shorty" Moroni; four sisters: Lena Fantozzi, Mary Thomas, Edith Leck and Eva Litton.

Memorials are encouraged to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School Campaign Fund, 316 W. Monroe Street, Herrin, Illinois 62948

   
January 5, 2017

Nation, William T. "Bill" age 96 of rural Vandalia

Visitation:

Friday, January 6, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home in Vandalia.

Service:

Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Home
Officiating
: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music: Sharon Hoehn - pianist; Ruth Nation - soloist.
Interment: the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Beth Nation, Chris Nation, Larry Nation, Marty Nation, Don Nation and Bill Hicks.

 

William T. "Bill" Nation passed away at 7:53 a.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at his home south of Vandalia. Bill grew up and attended schools in the Vandalia/Farber area. Bill farmed all of his life and he and Doris have been at their farm now for over 43 years. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Vandalia. Bill had been active as a leader with the Liberty Wide Awake 4-H Club, a lifetime member of the American Legion, and member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge in Vandalia. He had been instrumental in starting the Vandalia Rural Fire Department and the Tri-County Saddle Club, was a lifelong member of the American Hereford Association, and received the State Beef Cattle Improvement Association Outstanding Seed Stock Producer Award in 1992. Bill enjoyed square dancing, gardening, listening to Cardinal baseball, bird hunting, horses, and visiting with friends at the local coffee shops.

Born: December 22, 1920 in rural Vandalia, the son of William Albert and Clara Louise (Vatterrodt) Nation.

Married: Doris Ilene Shoemate in Hannibal on August 4, 1951; she survives.

Survivors include: wife Doris of rural Vandalia; one son, William Ray and wife, Ruth Nation of rural Vandalia; one sister, Aileen and husband, Kenneth Hill of New Philadelphia, Ohio; two grandchildren: Christopher Wm. Nation of Hannibal, and Elisabeth Marie Nation of Wright City; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; three brothers: Edward, Norman, and Calvin Nation, and one brother, Alton Nation, who died in infancy; three sisters: Lorean Hermann, Ina Mae Hicks, and Dazalea Lang.

Memorials are encouraged to the First Baptist Church or to the Vandalia Library Association.

   
January 5, 2017

January 5, 2017 Wiser, Arbie Sue age 70 of Vandalia

Visitation:

Monday, January 9, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Monday, January 9, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating
: Pastor John Harris.
Music: church choir.
Interment: the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: William Wheeler, Ronnie Greene, Jamie Wheeler, Esthta McPike, Roger Chatman and Sam Chatman. Honorary pallbearers: Dempsey Dixon, Terry Holt, Samuel Lee, Marlin Davis, Darrell Wiser and Bob Giltner.

 

Arbie Sue (McPike) Wiser passed away at 12:10 a.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the SSM St. Mary's Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri. She grew up in and attended schools in the Bowling Green area. She worked for over ten years at the Louisiana Plastics Factory and then a short time for Van-Far Schools in the cafeteria. Arbie Sue retired after working several years at the Breaktime convenience store in Vandalia. She was a faithful member of the Second Christian Church where she sang in the choir, served as a Sunday School Teacher, President of the Usher Board, and President of the Christian Women's Fellowship. Arbie Sue enjoyed baking, riding her bicycle, shopping, bowling, babysitting, and she truly loved spending time with her family and friends.

Born: October7, 1946 in Louisiana, Missouri the daughter of Bill Oaks and Nellie Arcenia McPike.

Married: Louis Art Wiser on December 18, 1964 in Bowling Green; he survives.

Survivors include: husband, Art of Vandalia; two daughters: Stephanie A. Wiser and Rosalind K. Wiser both of St. Louis; one brother, Bill McPike of Bowling Green; one sister, Cathy Turner of Bowling Green; her granddaughter, Mashega Sue Wiser of St. Louis; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Preceded in death by: parents; step-father, Emmett Turner; one brother, Gregory.

Memorials are encouraged to the American Diabetes Association.

   
January 2, 2017

Alvey, June E. age 62 of Vandalia

Visitation:

Friday, January 6, 2017 from 12:30 p.m. until time of the service at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Friday, January 6, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating
: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music:
Interment: Lick Creek Cemetery in Perry
Pallbearers: Harley Hayes, Roger James, Bob Biehl, Rob Murrell, Eric Meranda and Zachary Hinton.

 

June Evelyn (Graves) Alvey passed away at 5:35 p.m. on Monday, January 2, 2017 at the Blessing Hospital in Quincy. She grew up and attended school in the Vandalia area and was a 1974 graduate of Van-Far High School.. June lived most of her adult/married life in the Wyaconda, Missouri area. She had been a fulltime homemaker and enjoyed taking care of her husband, neighbors, and her dog, Butch.

Born: January 16, 1954 in Vandalia, Missouri the daughter of Ralph Lee and Mildred Elizabeth (Meranda) Graves.

Married: Chuck Alvey; he preceded her in death.

Survivors include: two sisters: Joan and husband, Roger James of St. Charles; Judy Hayes of Brashear, Missouri; two nieces: April and husband, Bob Biehl of Wentzville; Rachel and husband, Dale Hinton of Weldon Springs; two nephews: Rob and wife, Stephanie Murrell of Kirksville; Harley Hayes of Brashear.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Chuck.

Memorials are encouraged to the donor's choice.

   
   

 

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