Waters Funeral Home

Obituaries - 2014

October 21, 2014
Scott, Kathy Diane age 59 of Farber
Visitation:
Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Pastor Glenn Forman.
Music provided by: selected favorite songs.
Interment will be in Farber Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Dwayne Hull, Justin Flowers, Kent Young, Larry Stuckmeyer, Marcus Coose and James Day Jr.

Kathy Diane Scott passed away at 4:55 a.m. on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the family home in Farber, Missouri. She was a life-long Farber resident and graduated from Van-Far High School with the class of 1973. Kathy was a member of the Farber Christian Church. Through the years, Kathy worked as a bank loan officer for Community Federal Savings and Loan in Mexico and then the Audrain Title Company and Preferred Land Title Company. She and husband Ken enjoyed traveling to warm and sunny places, relaxing near the pool and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Born: June 19, 1955 in Mexico, Missouri the daughter of L. G. and Mary Kathryn (Banks) Haynie.

Married: Kendall Craig Scott in Farber, Missouri on December 6, 1986.

Survivors include:
husband, Ken of Farber; four children: Jennifer and husband, Kent Young of Farber; Jessica Scott of Kansas City; Andrew and wife, Tiffany Gaw of Farber; Annie Scott of Farber; two brothers: Gary and wife, Margaret Haynie of Farber; L. G. Jr. and wife, Kim Haynie of Farber; eight grandchildren: Brooke Young, Katelyn Chrisman, Cole Chrisman, Jace Gaw, Ava Young, Bryleigh Gaw, Zayne Haley and Morgan Haley; seven brothers and sisters-in-law: Edwin and (Rosa) Sippley of Bowling Green; Judy Hanne of St. Charles; Tom and (Ola) Riley of Santa Fe; (Wayne) and Pat Scott of Farmersville, Texas; Gary and (Gavaughna) Patton of Bowling Green; (William) and Karen Scott of Jefferson City; (Jim) and Sharon Scott of Bowling Green; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents.

Memorials are encouraged to the SSM Hospice in Mexico, Missouri.

   
September 16, 2014
Griggs, Joe E. age 82 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 10 a.m. until service time at the First Christian Church in Vandalia.
Service:

Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Christian Church.
Officiating will be: Pastor Jamie Franke.
Music provided by: Barbara Elzea, pianist, Wayne Lynne- soloist.Interment will be in Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Tim Kurz, Dean Baker, Bruce Burnett, Fred Nelson, Marvin Yager and Jim Elzea. Honorary pallbearer is Al Wortman.

Joe Edwin Griggs passed away at 6:05 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri. He was a life-long Vandalia resident and graduated from Vandalia High School with the class of 1949. Joe was a long-time member of the First Christian Church where he had served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. Joe started working for Harbison Walker after high school and worked there for over 36 years, retiring on December 31, 1986. He also through the years had built by himself or with his brother ten houses in Vandalia. Joe enjoyed his work and building houses.

Born:December 15, 1931 in Center, Missouri the son of Thomas Warren and Ruby Ione (Pierceall) Griggs.

Married: Rheva Elaine Righter in Vandalia, Missouri on June 10, 1950; she preceded him in death on July 25, 2013.

Survivors include:
two sons: Eddie W. and wife, Marilyn Griggs of Cosby, Missouri; Kevin R. Griggs of Vandalia; two sisters: Helen and husband, Bob Jerman of Vandalia; Norma Jean Willis of Springfield, Missouri; four grandchildren: Karin, Karla, Aaron and Lance; six great-grandchildren: Courtney, Lucas, Trevor, Nathan, Grady and Barrett; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: wife, Rheva; one daughter, Debra Griggs; parents; two brothers: Everett Griggs and an infant brother, James Griggs.

Memorials are encouraged to Central Christian College in Moberly, Missouri or to the First Christian Church in Vandalia.

   
September 14, 2014
Elliott, Donald E. age 75 of Vandalia formerly of Palmyra
Visitation:
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Pastor Kenneth Schamber.
Music provided by: Becky Spriggs - soloist; Carol Small - pianist.
Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra.
Pallbearers: Jim Jungers, Mike Hoover, Danny Elliott, Ronnie Hendrix, Floyd Vogt, Dale Fischer, Kenneth Foster and Adam Grove. Honorary pallbearers: Bill Hicks and Kevin Griggs.

Donald Eugene Elliott passed away at 1:41 p.m. on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. Don attended schools in the Palmyra area and started working for Bleigh Construction in Hannibal as a mechanic. Don served in the U. S. Army for two years before returning to work for Bleigh. He moved to Vandalia in 1983 and continued to work for Bleigh until he retired in 1996. Don then started working for the City of Vandalia for several years before his health prevented him from working any longer. He was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church in Vandalia where he had served as an elder. Don enjoyed being a "shade tree" mechanic for friends, watching Cardinal baseball and spending time with family.

Born: September 24, 1938 in Emerson, Missouri the son of Otto Eugene and Bertha Marie (Schoenborn) Elliott.

Married: Brenda Marie Hartung on May 28, 1983 in Vandalia; she survives.

Survivors include: wife, Brenda of Vandalia; one step-daughter, Holly K. Jungers of Mexico; two brothers: Dallas and wife, Mary Elliott and George and wife, Naomi Elliott all of Palmyra; two sisters: Erleen Martin of Tucson, Arizona and Ruth Smith of Sheridan, Arkansas; also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by: parents; one brother, Virgil Elliott.

Memorials are encouraged to the St. John Lutheran Church in Vandalia.

   
September 10, 2014
Eskew, Russell E. "Gene" age 81 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Friday, September 12, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Southside Baptist Church in Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Pastor Mark Phelps.
Music provided by:
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery with full military honors.
Pallbearers(Grandsons): Jeremiah Eskew, Anson Eskew, Cory Eskew, Joshua Eskew, Caleb Eskew and Aaron Eskew.

Russell Eugene "Gene" Eskew passed away at 3:29 p.m. on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the Country View Nursing Facility in Bowling Green, Missouri. Gene moved to Vandalia as an infant and grew up and attended schools in Vandalia. He had worked for the International Shoe company for a few years before starting at Harbison Walker Refractories in Vandalia. Gene answered his country's call and served in the U. S. Army for two years during the Korean War. He returned to Harbison Walker and worked in the air ram department as an air hammer operator. Gene retired from the plant in March 1998. He was a member of the Southside Baptist Church in Vandalia and had enjoyed bowling, gardening and spending time with his family.

Born: March 26, 1933 in Winchester, Illinois the son of John Clay and Helen Celeste (Arthur) Eskew.

Married: Mary Helen Largent on November 17, 1956 in Vandalia; she survives.

Survivors include: wife, Mary Helen of Vandalia; three sons: Gary W. and wife, Billie Eskew of Bellflower; Larry D. and wife, Missy Eskew of Moberly and Eric D. Eskew of Overland Park, Kansas; two sisters: Edith and husband, Gene Kemp of Davenport, Iowa; Phyllis and husband, Archie Hursman of Vandalia; seven grandchildren: Jeremiah W. Eskew, Anson D. Eskew, Cory L. Eskew, Joshua C. Eskew, Beatrice J. Eskew, Caleb A. Eskew and Aaron C. Eskew; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by: parents; one brother, Jimmy W. Eskew; one sister, Jerrie Smith.

Memorials are encouraged to the American Cancer Society.

   
September 7, 2014
McGlasson, Herbert L. age 72 of rural Curryville
Visitation:
Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Pastor Glenn Swarthout.
Music provided by: selected favorite songs.
Interment will be at a later date.
Honorary Pallbearers: Herbert McGlasson Jr., Chuck McGlasson, David McGlasson, Carl McGlasson, Dale McGlasson, Chris McGlasson, Matt McGlasson and Cody McGlasson.

Herbert Lee "Herb" McGlasson passed away unexpectedly at 5:23 p.m. on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri. Herb grew up and attended schools in the Winchester, Illinois area. He served a short time in the U. S. Army and then returned and worked as a mechanic for approximately five years for Caterpillar in Peoria, Illinois. Herb and Elsie moved to the rural Curryville area in 1972 where he worked for over 40 years as an owner/operator of a trucking company. He retired from trucking in 2008. Herb attended Elm Grove Baptist Church and enjoyed hobbies of farming, taking care of his cattle, hunting and tending his beehives.

Born: December 12, 1941 in Winchester, Illinois the son of Harvey Otis and Eva Katherine (Tipsword) McGlasson.

Married: Elsie Lucille Daniels in Pittsfield, Illinois on August 7, 1961; she preceded him in death on June 8, 2014.

Survivors include: five sons: Herbert and Glenda McGlasson Jr. of rural Vandalia; Chuck and Connie McGlasson of Vandalia; David and Danielle McGlasson of Vandalia; Carl and Bernie McGlasson of Eolia; Dale and Sharon McGlasson of New Bloomfield; six brothers: Owen McGlasson of Jacksonville, Illinois; Harvey McGlasson of Chapin, Illinois; Paul McGlasson of Arntsville, Illinois; Charlie McGlasson of Joliet, Illinois; Joe McGlasson of Curryville and Nathan Henderson of Vandalia; four sisters: Weava Mahassey of Amarillo, Texas; Martha Bangert of Ballwin; Dorothy Harrell of Carbondale, Illinois and Gladys Thias of Groom, Texas; also survived by 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by: wife, Elsie; parents; one sister, Linnie Smart.

Memorials are encouraged to the American Lung Association or the American Cancer Society.

   
August 26, 2014
Runyon, Wanda Sue age 83 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from 12 p.m. (noon) until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Pastor Jamie Franke and Pastor Jeffrey Mims.
Music provided by: Larissa Starke - piano solo; Wayne Lynn - soloist.
Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Marvin Yager, Jerad Moyers, Joe Pearl, Reggie Starke, Craig Miller, Roger Cottrell and Walt Runyon.

Wanda Sue (Cottrell) Runyon passed away at 11:40 a.m. on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at the Pleasant View Assisted Living Center in Hannibal, Missouri. She attended area schools and was a long time member of the First Christian Church in Vandalia. She worked for International Shoe for nine years, Tri-County Care Center for six years and for 12 years at the Pike County Home Health where she retired in 1989. Wanda spent several years raising two granddaughters, Megan and Cathy. She loved God, family, crocheting, fishing, hunting, gardening, flowers, playing cards, reading and watching the St. Louis Cardinals. Wanda was also a member of the Vandalia VFW Post 2173 Auxiliary and the Monday Study Club.

Born: April 18, 1931 in rural Frankford, Missouri the daughter of James and Odessia Beatrice (Nelson) Cottrell.

Married: Lloyd David Runyon in Hannibal, Missouri on July 3, 1949; he preceded her in death.

Survivors include: one son, Lloyd Walton and wife, Karen Wilkes Runyon of rural Vandalia; one daughter, Pam and husband, Joe Pearl of Bowling Green, Missouri; two brothers: Wayne and wife, Lilly Ann Cottrell of Kirksville, Missouri; Billy and wife, Virginia Cottrell of rural Center, Missouri; grandchildren: Jackie and husband, Reggie Starke of Fayette, Missouri; Melissa and husband, Craig Miller of Bowling Green; Cathy and husband, Brent Borem of Jackson, Michigan; Megan Runyon of Jackson, Mississippi and Michael Runyon of Vandalia; great-grandchildren: Gordon and Larissa Starke; Chase, Gavin and Owen David Miller; Kaitlyn Borem; McKinzie Runyon Murray; also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by: husband, Lloyd; parents; two infant brothers; two brothers: Jimmy and Leroy Cottrell; one sister, Betty that died shortly after birth; one great-grandson, Dakota Runyon.

Memorials are encouraged to Community Loving Care Hospice, Bowling Green, Missouri or to Pleasant View Assisted Living Center in Hannibal, Missouri.

   
August 19, 2014
Wilson, Brenda Lee Ellen, age 56 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Friday, August 22, 2014 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Saturday, August 23, 2014 graveside services at 11:30 a.m. at the Arroll Cemetery in Arroll, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Gary W Rahmeyer
Music provided by:
Interment will be in the Arroll Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Chris Sutton and Charles Kaufman. Honorary pallbearers: Jesse Glenn Kaufman and Wilson Finley Kaufman.

Brenda Lee Ellen (Finley) Wilson passed away unexpectedly at 3:40 a.m. on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at her home in Vandalia. Brenda grew up in the Morton, Illinois area and attended schools there. She worked for the Pekin Newspaper before becoming a full time homemaker. Brenda and husband, Larry moved to the Warrenton area several years ago. This past year, Brenda moved to Vandalia to be closer to her two grandsons that she enjoyed and loved so much. She and Larry enjoyed camping and fishing, traveling to Florida and Colorado and spending time with children and grandchildren.

Born: April 14, 1958 in Peoria, Illinois the daughter of Harold Glen and Berdina Teresa (Belew) Finley.

Married: Larry Glenn Wilson in Morton, Illinois on September 11, 1976; he preceded her in death on December 8, 2010.

Survivors include: two daughters, Jessica L. and husband, Chris Sutton of Warrenton, Missouri and April L. and husband, Charles Kaufman of Vandalia; one sister, Sandy Finley of Pekin, Illinois and her two "angel baby boys" grandson, Jesse Glenn Kaufman and Wilson Finley Kaufman.

Preceded in death by: husband, Larry; parents and grandparents.

Memorials are encouraged to the donor's choice.

   
August 18, 2014
Branstetter, F. Dale age 84 of Bowling Green
Visitation:
Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Friday, August 22, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Pastor Cole Branstetter and Pastor Robert Warren.
Music provided by: Rachelle Branstetter - soloist.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery with full military honors.
Pallbearers: Bob Branstetter, Gary Branstetter, Danny Ray Branstetter, Cameron Flowers, Sam Gastler and Tom Belshe.

Francis Dale Branstetter passed away at 9:10 p.m. on Monday, August 18, 2014 at home with family at his side in Bowling Green, Missouri.

Born: December 4, 1929 in rural Vandalia, Missouri the son of Willie Frank and Nannie Elizabeth (Klein) Branstetter.

Married: Gloria Mae Storck on November 16, 1955 in Vandalia, Missouri.

Survivors include: SURVIVORS

Preceded in death by: RELATIVES PRECEDED

Memorials are encouraged to CHARITY OR ORGANIZATION.

   
June 24, 2014
Wilkinson, C. "Fred" age 96 of Farber
Visitation:
June 26, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

June 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: Shirley Stubblefield - pianist; Virginia Carlson - soloist.
Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Scott Wilkinson, Brian Mulherin, Parker Wilkinson, Brent Edwards, Daryl Smith, Claudie Tipton and Chad Wilkinson.

C. Fredrick "Fred" Wilkinson passed away at 7:25 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. Fred attended school in Perry until he and his family moved to Farber in 1928. He then finished school in Farber and shortly afterward married Mildred and they moved to St. Louis where he worked a few years for Curtis Wright Aircraft Company. They moved back to Farber in 1946 where Fred started working for North American Refractories as a machinist. He retired from there in 1980. Fred was a longtime member of the Farber Presbyterian Church where he had served as an elder. He was a member of the Laddonia Masonic Lodge where he had received his 50 year pin. Fred was also active with the Farber Lions Club and the Vandalia Country Club. He enjoyed his family and playing golf.

Born: March 5, 1918 in Perry, Missouri the son of Henry Ralph and Nellie Louise (Sankpill) Wilkinson.

Married: Mildred Irene Teague in Bowling Green, Missouri on June 8, 1940.

Survivors include: wife, Mildred of Farber; one son, David M. and Karen Wilkinson of Mexico; two daughters: Linda L. and Jim Mulherin of rural Vandalia; Carol Ann and Elgen Edwards of Mesa, Arizona; five grandchildren: Lisa Mulherin of St. Louis; Brent Edwards of Mesa, Arizona; Brian Mulherin of rural Vandalia; Scott Wilkinson and Chad Wilkinson both of Columbia, Missouri; seven great-grandchildren: Victoria Edwards, Parker Wilkinson, Carter Wilkinson, Sofia Fehr, Zachary Edwards, Seth Fehr and Eliana Wilkinson; also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by: parents; one son, Richard Alan Wilkinson in 1999; one brother, Clifford Wilkinson; one sister, Marie Smith.

Memorials are encouraged to the Farber Presbyterian Church.

   
June 22, 2014
Clithero, Sarah Elizabeth age 95 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: selected favorite songs.
Interment will be in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Ken Stotler, Jim Stotler, Dale Clithero, John Wallace, Larry Stotler and Robert Clithero.

Sarah Elizabeth (Parsons) Clithero passed away at 11:10 a.m. on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. Sarah grew up and attended schools in the Perry and Monroe City area. She was a 1941 graduate of Monroe City High School and was raised in the Catholic Church. Sarah traveled after school but she and Joe P. moved to their farm south of Vandalia shortly after they were married. She had worked for nearly 30 years as a seamstress for the Ely Walker Garment Factory and then Bobby Brooks Garment Factory in Vandalia. Sarah retired in 1980 and helped Joe P. on the farm until late 1996. They were members of the Supper Club in Vandalia and she enjoyed many hobbies. Sarah enjoyed gardening, her flowers, sewing, birds, her cat and she made many lap covers for the residents at Tri-County Care Center and the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico.

Born: June 5, 1919 in Monroe City, Missouri the daughter of James W. and Mary Irene (O'Daniel) Parsons.

Married: Joe P. Clithero on August 31, 1946 in Vandalia; he preceded her in death on September 14, 1996.

Survivors include: nephews, Ken and Diana Stotler of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; Dale and Debbie Clithero of Nixa, Missouri; Gale and Susan Clithero of Springfield, Missouri; Jim Stotler of Auxvasse, Missouri.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Joe P. Clithero; one sister, Myrtle Stotler in 1996.

Memorials are encouraged to the American Cancer Society or the donor's choice.

   
June 14, 2014
Leake, Audra Lynne age 46 of Mexico
Visitation:
Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Vandalia Cemetery.
Officiating will be: Pastor Jed Angell.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jake Hendrix, Joshua Hendrix, Scott Heaston, Ryan Colbert, Wilber Young and Jimmy Young. Honorary pallbearer is Bill Young.

Audra Lynne (Vittetoe) Leake passed away at 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. Audra grew up in the Louisiana and Vandalia area. She was a 1987 graduate of Van-Far High School and a Catholic by faith. For several years she had worked at Mitch Merch and several nursing homes in the St. Louis area. Audra enjoyed playing cards and collecting family photos.

Born: February 27, 1968 in Mexico, Missouri the daughter of John Lorde and Betty Jean (Stotler) Vittetoe.

Married: James Louis Leake in Greers Ferry, Arkansas on June 27, 1988; he preceded her in death on November 2, 2003.

Survivors include: one daughter, Gina M. Leake of Centralia, Missouri; special friend, Duane Ainsworth of Mexico; three brothers, William "Bill" Hendrix of Mexico; John Vittetoe and Archie Vittetoe both of St. Louis; two sisters: Linda Fleming of Davenport, Iowa and Eugenia "Sissy" Reed of New London; also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by: husband, James; parents and grandparents.

Memorials are encouraged to donor's choice.

   
June 8, 2014
McGlasson, Elsie L. age 68 of rural Curryville
Visitation:
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Glenn Forman.
Music provided by: selected favorite songs.
Interment will be at a later date.
Honorary Pallbearers: Herbert McGlasson Jr., Chuck McGlasson, David McGlasson, Carl McGlasson, Dale McGlasson, Chris McGlasson, Matt McGlasson and Cody McGlasson.

Elsie Lucille (Daniels) McGlasson passed away at 11:50 a.m. on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri. Elsie grew up and attended schools in the Pearl, Illinois area. She had worked as a nurses aide for a Joliet, Illinois hospital and in 1986 started working as a dispatcher for the Vandalia Police Department. Elsie retired in June 2013 from the police department. She attended Elm Grove Baptist Church and as the boys were growing up, she was active in the Boy Scouts and FFA. Elsie enjoyed her flowers, gardening, cooking and sewing.

Born: February 19, 1946 in Pittsfield, Illinois the daughter of Virgil Everett and Lucille Ann (Garrison) Daniels.

Married: Herbert Lee McGlasson in Pittsfield, Illinois on August 7, 1961.

Survivors include: husband, Herb of rural Curryville; five sons: Herbert and Glenda McGlasson Jr. of rural Vandalia; Chuck and Connie McGlasson of Vandalia; David and Danielle McGlasson of Vandalia; Carl and Bernie McGlasson of Eolia; Dale and Sharon McGlasson of New Bloomfield; one brother, Walter and Jane Daniels of Bowling Green; two sisters, Rosie Watts of Hot Springs, Arkansas; Mary and Bob Maham of Oklahoma; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by: parents; two brothers, Bill Daniels and Archie Daniels; two sisters, Carolyn McDade and Dorothy Self.

Memorials are encouraged to Breast Cancer Awareness.

   
May 28, 2014
Schriefer, Martha L. age 96 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Joel Montgomery.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Patrick Rawlings, John Rawlings, Mike White, Tony Hand and David White.

Martha Louise (Peabody) Schriefer passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 11:30 p.m. at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. She was a lifelong area resident and of rural Curryville and Vandalia. Martha attended schools in Curryville and was a 1936 graduate of Curryville High School. After her marriage to John, she worked as a store clerk for several businesses in Vandalia; among them was the jewelry store, Pearson's Clothing Store and P N Hirsch. Martha was a 50+ year member of the First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia where she had sang in the choir many years ago. She also enjoyed working on ceramics and growing her flowers.

Born: May 9, 1918 near Curryville, Missouri the daughter of Lloyd P. and Maurine (Chamberlain) Peabody.

Married: John H. Schriefer on November 9, 1939 in Troy, Missouri; he preceded her in death on March 22, 2001.

Survivors include: three nieces, Pamela White and Debra Rawlings both of Columbia, Missouri and Maurine Ringstrom of Alexandria, Missouri; also survived by several cousins.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, John; one son, John Lloyd Schriefer; two sisters: Frances S. Cash and Willeyene Ringstrom.

Memorials are encouraged to the First Presbyterian Church, P O Box 240, Vandalia, Missouri 63382-0240.

   
May 18, 2014
Potter, Alice J. age 89 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by:
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Joe Saitta, Chad James, Dewey Straube, Jeff Branstetter, Brandon Branstetter and Leon Shaw.

Alice Juanita (Johnson) Potter passed away at 5:20 a.m. on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. She was a life-long area resident and a 1942 graduate of Laddonia High School. Alice had worked for over 40 years as a supervisor at the Bobby Brooks and then the Lagoons HGI factories in Vandalia. She was a member of the Vandalia United Methodist Church and enjoyed many hobbies. Alice was an avid Cardinal baseball fan and Missouri basketball fan. She also enjoyed quilting, sewing, gardening, cooking, canning and playing cards with friends.

Born: June 7, 1924 in Farber, Missouri the daughter of Edward Franklin and Hattie Grace (Gramley) Johnson.

Married: Franklin J. Potter in Vandalia, Missouri on May 7, 1943; he preceded her in death on October 17, 1960.

Survivors include: two sons, Mike Potter of rural Vandalia; Eddie and wife, Mary Potter of Vandalia; one brother, Joe and wife, Connie Johnson of Mexico, Missouri; one sister, Betty Dixon of Curryville, Missouri; sister-in-law, Betty Johnson of Columbia, Missouri; grandchildren: Tammy Saitta and Joe of Leawood, Kansas; Shawna Roberts and Owen of Wheatherby Lake, Missouri; Chad James and Megan of Leeton, Missouri; Aron Potter of Canton, Missouri; Sherri Shaw of Vandalia; Jeff Branstetter of Moberly and Troy Branstetter of Yukon, Oklahoma; also survived by 14 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Franklin; one brother, Bill Johnson; one daughter-in-law, Barbara Potter; one brother-in-law, Floyd Dixon.

Memorials are encouraged to the Tri-County Care Center Special Care Unit.

   
May 2, 2014
Barney, Charles W. age 83 of Bowling Green formerly of rural Perry
Visitation:
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Joel Montgomery and Rev. Donald Neely.
Music provided by: selected favorite country gospel songs.
Interment will be in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery with full military honors.
Pallbearers: Cole Barney, Waylon Barney, Gage Barney, Jeff Robbins, Jason Robbins and Jordan Robbins. Honorary Pallbearers: Roy and Shirley Fishback, Dean Wilson and Paul Kirtlink.

Charles Wayne Barney passed away at 12:25 a.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia. Charles grew up and attended schools in Vandalia, graduating from Vandalia High School with the class of 1949. During that year, he was also named All-State in basketball. He was drafted into the U. S. Marine Corps in 1952 and served his country for two years, being discharged in 1954 at the rank of Staff Sergeant. After returning back from his military service, Charles relocated to Iowa where he was working for the John Deere Company in Waterloo. It was while working in Iowa that Charles met and married Thelma Ann Barnhart in Greene, Iowa. They moved to Kirksville, Missouri where Charles worked numerous jobs until returning to Ralls County, Missouri in 1957 and was a prominent farmer and cattleman until he retired in 1996. Charles was a member of the Presbyterian Church for many years where he had served as both an elder and deacon. He had also served on the MFA board and the Farm Bureau board. Charles was an avid Cardinal baseball fan, enjoyed playing bingo and traveling. His favorite hobby was working his livestock and helping on the farm.

Born: January 23, 1931 in Tebbetts, Missouri the son of Charles Aubrey and Nina Marie (Middleton) Barney.

Married: Thelma Ann Barnhart on July 15, 1956 in Greene, Iowa; she preceded him in death on July 6, 1997. He married Claudia Frances (Montermand) Hamlett on December 16, 1998 in Las Vegas.

Survivors include: wife, Claudia of Bowling Green; one son, Michael W. and wife, Kim Barney of rural Perry; one daughter, Lori A. and husband, Steve Landuyt of Columbia, Missouri; two step-daughters, Linda J. Robbins of Laddonia, Missouri and Lori L. Danella of Lee's Summit, Missouri; also survived by three grandsons: Cole Barney, Waylon Barney and Gage Barney, seven step-grandsons and seven step-great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: parents; wife, Thelma; one step-grandson.

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

   
April 26, 2014
Morris, Dorothy J. "Sunny" age 95 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Joel Montgomery.
Music provided by: Barbara Elzea - pianist; Kevin Morris - soloist; St. Cecilia Music Club.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Mike Bahr, Josh Davis, Joseph Clithero, Ryan Morris, Bob Hunn and Dewey Straube. Honorary Pallbearers: Monte Hoover, Ron Morris and Darin Clithero.

Dorothy Jane "Sunny" (Nabe) Morris passed away with family at her side at 3:50 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia.

Born: December 25, 1918 in St. Louis the daughter of Henry and Edna (Heinzel) Nabe.

Married: Rual R. Morris on April 3, 1943 at the Central Presbyterian Church in Clayton, Missouri.

Survivors include: one son, Cary Morris of Springfield, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Mary Jayne Muschany of Carefree, Arizona; nephews, Jim (Teresa) Nabe of St. Louis; Robert (Chris) Crandell of Florissant; Ron (Karen) Morris of Vandalia; nieces, Joan Madden of St. Louis; Judy (Mike) Beishir of Houston, Texas; Linda (Noel) Harris of Bolivar, Missouri; Fran Jerman of Vandalia and numerous great nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; her siblings and their spouses: Walbert "Bud" (Estelle) Nabe; Audrey (Jim) Schulte and Arlene (Charlie) Crandell; Rual R. Morris; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ray and Murryl Morris and Ernest and Charlene Wilson; brother-in-law, Donald Muschany.

Memorials are encouraged to the Tri-County Care Center Activities Department or to the First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia.

   
April 24, 2014
Branstetter, Charles David age 88 of Bowling Green formerly of rural Laddonia
Visitation:
Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: selected favorite songs.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Wendell Branstetter, Rick Branstetter, Lee Branstetter, Ron Branstetter, Steve Branstetter and Ben McLean.

Charles "David" Branstetter passed away at 11:50 a.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Country View Nursing Facility in Bowling Green, Missouri. David grew up and attended schools in the New Harmony and Estes area of Pike County, Missouri. He bought a farm near Laddonia in the early 1960's where he and Georgia Nell made their home. David also worked for many years at the North American Refractories in Farber before retiring. He was a Christian by faith and enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Born: April 4, 1926 in Frankford, Missouri the son of William Henry and Bernice (Jenkins) Branstetter.

Married: Georgia Nell Hodges on July 10, 1968 in Maryville, Illinois; she preceded him in death on December 5, 1981.

Survivors include: three brothers: Randall L. Branstetter of Fairview Heights, Illinois; Jim and wife, Carol Branstetter of Ironton, Missouri; Jack Branstetter of Bowling Green; also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by: parents; wife, Georgia Nell; three brothers: Brooks Branstetter, Richard Branstetter and Bobby Gene Branstetter; three sisters: Julia Eccles, Maureen Reed and Sue Knox.

Memorials are encouraged to the American Cancer Society.

   
April 12, 2014
Coss, Alice Jane age 75 of Vandalia formerly of Bowling Green
Visitation:
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Pastor Glenn Swarthout.
Music provided by: Jerry Northcutt & Glenn Swarthout.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Scott Ulrich, Richard Ulrich, Mitch Ulrich, Isaac Swarnes, Noah Swarnes and Randy Landman.

Alice Jane (Bogue) Coss passed away with family at her side at 3:25 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at her home in Vandalia. Alice grew up and attended schools in Vandalia, graduating in the class of 1956 from Vandalia High School. She then attended Hannibal-LaGrange College and received her bachelors of science in education from Culver Stockton University. Alice received her masters degree in education from Webster University in St. Louis. She taught for 34 years at the Boncl School in Louisiana, Missouri, retiring in 1997. Alice became a director at a daycare facility and served as a board member of the Pike County Christian School. She was an active member of Elm Grove Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and was active in WMU and other church activities. Alice was a member of the Herb Club in Louisiana and enjoyed reading, embroidery, gardening and visiting with friends and family.

Born: December 16, 1938 in Vandalia, Missouri the daughter of Robert Allen and Pearl Alice (Brookshier) Bogue.

Married: Fred Duane Coss on December 1, 1958 in Vandalia.

Survivors include: husband, Fred of Vandalia; two daughters: Lori J. and husband, Carl Ulrich of Bowling Green, Missouri; Lisa K. and husband, John Swarnes of Philadelphia, Missouri; one sister, Ruth Ann and husband, Robert Landman of Hannibal, Missouri; seven grandchildren: Scott Ulrich, Richard Ulrich, Mitch Ulrich, Rachel Swarnes, Isaac Swarnes, Noah Swarnes and Lydia Swarnes.

Preceded in death by: parents.

Memorials are encouraged to the Elm Grove Baptist Church, to the Pike County Christian School in Curryville or to the American Cancer Society.

   
April 10, 2014
Rahmeyer, Maurine M. age 86 of Vandalia formerly of Mexico
Visitation:
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the First Presbyterian Church in Mexico, Missouri.
Service:

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn and Rev. Terry Kukuk.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the East Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers: J. H. Long, Christopher Neale, Larry Wheeler, Gerald Chaney, Jim Mac Elzea and Don Hoover.

Mae Maurine (Long) Rahmeyer passed away peacefully with family at her side at 10:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. Having grown up in Millersburg, Missouri, Maurine attended Centralia schools and graduated high school with the class of 1946. After high school she worked at the Wilson Drug Store in Centralia and the Kroger Store in Mexico before marrying Charles W. Rahmeyer on November 7, 1948. They lived in Mexico and raised two sons, Gary and Kenny. In November 1983, they moved to Vandalia after purchasing Waters Funeral Home. Maurine obtained her Missouri Funeral Director's license and assisted Charles with the funeral business until his death in 1996 Upon her retirement in 1997, she returned to Mexico where she lived for over 16 years Just recently she moved back to Vandalia as a resident of Tri-County Care Center. Maurine was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mexico for 60 years and enjoyed many activities, including gardening, traveling and attending country music shows with her best friend, Evelyn Brown and watching Cardinal baseball. She also enjoyed daily fellowship at the Mexico Senior Center.

Born: August 28, 1927 in Centralia, Missouri the seventh child of Hollis Neill and Willie Gee (Davis) Long.

Married: Charles William Rahmeyer on November 7, 1948 in Centralia; he preceded her in death on October 24, 1996.

Survivors include: two sons, Gary W. and wife, Melodie A. Rahmeyer of Vandalia; Kenny W. Rahmeyer of Austin, Texas; she is also survived by a loving family of many nieces, nephews, cousins and grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Charles; four brothers: Harold Long, Lescoe Long, Howard Long and John R. "Bob" Long; two sisters: Dorothy Renow and Nathalie Rodebaugh.

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

   
March 31, 2014
Brown, Michael Lee age 56 of Dale, Oklahoma formerly of Vandalia
Visitation:
Monday, March 31, 2014 from 1:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Vandalia Cemetery.
Service:

Monday, March 31, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Vandalia Cemetery.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: MUSIC
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers:

NAME PLACE OF DEATH, TIME DATE AND BIO.

Born: BIRTHDATE AND PLACE.

Married: MARRIAGE DATE AND PLACE.

Survivors include: SURVIVORS

Preceded in death by: RELATIVES PRECEDED

Memorials are encouraged to CHARITY OR ORGANIZATION.

   
March 27, 2014
Hansen, James R. "Ronnie" age 83 of Louisiana
Visitation:
Sunday, March 30, 2014 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Pastor J. R. Brown.
Music provided by: Marie Griffen - soloist.
Interment of his cremains will take place at a later date.
Pallbearers:

NAME PLACE OF DEATH, TIME DATE AND BIO.

Born: BIRTHDATE AND PLACE.

Married: MARRIAGE DATE AND PLACE.

Survivors include: SURVIVORS

Preceded in death by: RELATIVES PRECEDED

Memorials are encouraged to CHARITY OR ORGANIZATION.

   
   
March 25, 2014
White, Wayne Lewis age 65 of rural Curryville
Visitation:
Friday, March 28, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the Spencer Creek Baptist Church.
Service:

Friday, March 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Spencer Creek Baptist Church.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: Sharon Hoehn - pianist; Donnie Gibson - organist; Deanna Divins - soloist.
Interment will be in the CEMETERY.
Pallbearers:

Wayne Lewis White passed away unexpectedly at 11:42 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at the Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.

Born: BIRTHDATE AND PLACE.

Married: MARRIAGE DATE AND PLACE.

Survivors include: SURVIVORS

Preceded in death by: RELATIVES PRECEDED

Memorials are encouraged to CHARITY OR ORGANIZATION.

   
Rhoades, Marilyn E. age 68 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: selected favorite songs.
Interment will be in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Vandalia.
Pallbearers: Tony Owens, Brad Owens, Brian Snodgrass, Scott Deien, Jacob Deien and Dillion Caldwell.

Marilyn Elizabeth (Neal) Rhoades passed away with family at her side at 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at her home in Vandalia. Marilyn was a 1963 graduate of Van-Far High School and lived in Vandalia until 1981. At that time she started working at the Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Palmyra and lived in that area until 1995. Marilyn then moved back to Vandalia and worked from 1998 to 2008 at the Tri-County Care Center and received her CNA while there. She had been worshipping at the Spencer Creek Baptist Church with her sisters and enjoyed several hobbies. Marilyn was an active participant in the area cancer walks, enjoyed crochet, scrapbooking, her photo albums and reading about the Amish. In years past, she enjoyed going camping with Roger.

Born: April 25, 1945 in Vandalia the daughter of William Cloyd and Violet Elizabeth (Horton) Neal Sr.

Married: Roger Rhoades in Palmyra, Missouri on February 12, 1988; he preceded her in death.

Survivors include: one son, Michael G. Jacobs and Rachel Crane of Palmyra; three daughters: Tracy J. Foster of Decatur, Illinois; Tricia M. and husband, Scott Deien of St. Charles, Missouri; Robyn E. Hobbs of Vandalia; two brothers: Billy and wife, Linda Neal of New Bern, North Carolina; Mike Neal of Mexico, Missouri; four sisters: Nelva Owens of Bowling Green, Missouri; Barbara and husband, Allen Snodgrass of rural Vandalia; Karolyn and husband, Bob Green of rural Vandalia and Nena Neal of Vandalia; also survived by eight grandchildren: Breena Crane, Megan Jacobs, Jessica Ruiz, Jacob Deien, Ella Deien, Dillion Caldwell, Makayla Flowers and McKenna Flowers; three great-grandchildren: Adilei, Maci and Tayte; several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Roger; one brother, Nelson Neal in 2007; one sister, Sharon J. Neal in 2013; one granddaughter, Kristie Jo Davis in 1993.

Memorials are encouraged to Ellis Fischel Cancer Research Hospital.

   
February 27, 2014
Fielder, Mary E. age 79 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Balwanz.
Music provided by: Wayne Lynn - soloist.
Interment of her cremains will take place at a later date.
Honorary Pallbearers: Rod Landers, Mike Cook, Judy Cullom, Noel Baker, Randy Lewis and Carl Yager.

Mary Elizabeth (Bishop) Fielder passed away unexpectedly at 2:36 p.m. on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri. Mary was a lifelong Vandalia area resident and attended Vandalia schools. She had been a homemaker on the family farm all her married life. Mary enjoyed sewing, woodworking and crafts and spending time enjoying coffee with her friends.

Born: June 16, 1934 in Vandalia, Missouri the daughter of Clarence F. and Opal (Sidwell) Bishop.

Married: Wayne Laird on May 8, 1953; she then married George Harlow on August 12, 1967; he preceded her in death; she married Gary E. Fielder on October 16, 1982; he preceded her in death on February 13, 2010.

Survivors include: two sons: Boyd E. and wife, Kimberly Laird of Farber; William R. Laird of Fulton; two daughters: Mary Lou and husband, Roy Lynn of Vandalia; Toni A. Roberts of Vandalia; one sister, Darlene Gatewood of Rockford, Illinois; ten grandchildren: Quinten Heaton, Jeremy Heaton, Amber Hodde, Lacey Reames, Stacy Laird, Lori Dubbs, Kristin Figueroa, Jessica Eads, Christina Maxwell and Stephanie Cheesman; also survived by 21 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; one brother, Clarence F. Bishop II.

Memorials are encouraged to the Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church.

   
January 25, 2014
Elder, Francies H. age 105 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Faith Tabernacle Church of God in Christ in Vandalia.
Service:

Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Faith Tabernacle Church of God in Christ.
Officiating will be: Rev. Richard Smith.
Music provided by: church choir.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Tim Chatman, Dameun Chatman, Louis Clark, Jonathan Clark, Jeffrey Chatman and Derek Miller.

Francies H. (Scott) Elder passed away at 4:40 a.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri. She was born and attended schools in the Hobert area of rural Lincoln county, Missouri. Francies was a Christian by faith and moved to Vandalia from Bowling Green many years ago. She had performed domestic work for several families in the Whiteside, Lewisville, Bowling Green and Vandalia areas. Francies enjoyed sewing, fishing, hunting, gardening, cooking and playing cards.

Born: April 8, 1908 in Hobert, Missouri the daughter of Henry Copenhegan and Charlotte Scott.

Married: Perry Elder, he preceded her in death in 1957.

Survivors include: one daughter, Lula F. Clark of Vandalia; eight grandchildren: Charlotte, Larry, Georgie, Henry, Patricia, Sylvia, Mary and Keith; 26 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; also survived by one sister-in-law, Gertie Chatman and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Perry; four brothers: Harry Scott, John Scott, Arthur Scott and L. Scott; two sisters, Mabel Scott and Susie Scott; two grandchildren, Andy and Randy.

Memorials are encouraged to the American Kidney Foundation.

   
January 21, 2014
Shaw, Oneita E. age 94 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Farber Baptist Church.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn and Rev. Jerry Ostrom.
Music provided by: Sterling and Karen Holbrook.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers:

Oneita E (Hicklin) Shaw passed away at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia. Oneita grew up and attended schools in the Perry area. She had been a member of Spencer Creek Baptist Church for over 70 years, but recently had moved her membership to the Farber Baptist Church when her health prevented her from traveling to the country. She had worked as a seamstress at Bobbie Brooks for many years and retired when the plant closed. From 2003 until 2009, Oneita had worked as a volunteer/mentor for women at the WERDCC in Vandalia. She enjoyed sewing, reading, spending time with her family, gardening and sharing her Christianity and her faith.

Born: December 22, 1919 in Perry, Missouri the daughter of Arba and Alta Eunice (Harper) Hicklin.

Married: Orley Edward Shaw on October 30, 1938, he preceded her in death in 1975.

Survivors include: one daughter, Patricia Bouchard of Farber; one grandson, Ed Livers of Farber; three great-grandchildren: Robert Seiger and wife, Melody of Laddonia; Adraine Seiger of Hallsville; Katie Livers of Columbia; one great-great-granddaughter, Amber Harrison of Laddonia; several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Orley; two sisters, Opal Hicklin who died in infancy and Leona Peters.

Memorials are encouraged to Spencer Creek Baptist Church.

   
January 16, 2014
Rider, Shirley Ann age 72 of Vandalia, Missouri
Visitation:
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Faith Tabernacle Church of God in Christ in Vandalia.
Service:

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Faith Tabernacle Church of God in Christ in Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Rev. Richard Smith.
Music provided by: the church choir.
Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens at a later date.
Pallbearers: Allen Erby, Shannon Jackson, Roy McQuay, Michael Reynolds, Joe Walker and Darrel Wiser. Honorary pallbearers: Jimmie Blair, Lloyd Blair, Chico Wray, J T Thomas, Michael Matthews and Warren Thomas.

Shirley Ann (Hendrix) Rider passed away at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at her home in Vandalia, Missouri. She attended grade school and high school at Lincoln School in Vandalia. Shirley later attended Scott Community College for additional continuing education. She had worked for several years at Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia as a CNA. Shirley then moved to Peoria, Illinois in 1998 where she worked at Walgreens for one year and then went to work for High Hill Photo Studio for three years. In 2000, she went to work for Hometown Productions in the Peoria area. Shirley was also an active member of the Mother of Unity House of Prayer. She returned to Vandalia in 2010 to be closer to family. Shirley enjoyed reading, gardening, crochet and playing word puzzle games.

Born: May 11, 1941 in Bowling Green, Missouri the daughter of Charles D. and Stella Louise (Cropp) Hendrix.

Survivors include: two sons, John G. Gilkey of Smyrna, Georgia and Sam Gilkey Jr. and wife, Karen of Lees Summit, Missouri; one daughter, Lisa L. Tyson of Phoenix, Arizona; six sisters: Peggy Warren of Vandalia; Louise Blair of Montgomery City; Mary Danuser and husband Dakota of Aurora, Colorado; Barbara Clark of Vandalia; Michelle Floyd and husband, J. B. of Rock Island, Illinois and Cleo Forrest and husband, J. P. of Montgomery City; ten grandchildren: Solomon Gilkey, Terrius Tyson, Tristan Tyson, Samantha Gilkey, Theodore Tyson Jr., Jonathan Gilkey, Taylor Gilkey, Taylon Tyson, Xavier Gilkey-Bernas and Elena Gilkey-Bernas; five great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by: parents; one brother, Edward "Butch" Ray; two sisters, Debra Sue Wray and Andrea Vanessa Wray.

Memorials are encouraged to the Faith Tabernacle Church of God in Christ.

   
January 11, 2014
Fowler, Helen J. age 67 of Mexico, Missouri
Visitation:
Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Richard Mayson and Rev. David Nash.
Music provided by: Clarice Cannon - pianist.
Interment will take place at a later date.
Honorary Pallbearers: Jason Fowler, Kevin Brown, Tim Davis, Clifton Long, Donnell Perkins and Roger Chatman.

Helen J. (Bryant) Fowler passed away unexpectedly at 8:41 a.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri. Helen grew up and attended schools in Vandalia. She worked for many years as a supervisor at both Harbison Walker Refractories in Vandalia and A. P. Green Refractories in Mexico. Helen and Harry had lived in Mexico for the past 23 years and were active in the community. Helen was a member of the Tyus Chapel Methodist Church in Vandalia and enjoyed sewing and working crossword puzzles.

Born: November 20, 1946 in Vandalia, Missouri the daughter of Wesley Jackson and Flossie Marie (Bonham) Bryant Sr.

Married: Harry E. Fowler on January 25, 1964.

Survivors include: husband, Harry; one son, Jason Fowler and one daughter, Kimberly Long, all of Mexico; three sisters: Joyce Jackson of Mexico; Ethel Tinder of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; Laura Williams of University Park, Illinois; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; one brother, Wesley Bryant Jr. and one sister, Anna Margaret Burks.

Memorials are encouraged to the St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital.

   
January 3, 2014
Deppe, Robert "Bob" age 83 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel, with a prayer service held at 4:00 p.m..
Service:

January 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Father Paul Hartley and Rev. Joel Montgomery.
Music provided by: church members.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jim Jones, Steve Deppe, Beverlia Orf, Jason Deppe, Larry Nation and Marty Nation. Honorary pallbearers: Raymond Abington, Bob Dunn and Lorin Lamberson.

Robert James "Bob" Deppe passed away at 6:42 p.m. on Friday, January 3, 2014 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri. Bob grew up and has lived most of his life in Vandalia. He attended Vandalia schools and was a part of Vandalia High School class of 1949. Bob started to work at the Kroger store in Vandalia while he was in school. After high school, he ran the family's grocery store located near the brick plant until joining the U. S. Navy in 1951. Bob served his country for two years in the Navy and upon his return to Vandalia was the manager at J & M Market from 1953 until 1961. He went back to work at the Kroger store in town and worked there for over 30 years, retiring iin 1993. Bob was a faithful member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was a life member of Vandalia VFW Post 2173. He enjoyed spending time with his family, riding his scooter around town and visiting with friends in the coffee shops. Bob and Delores enjoyed their Branson vacations and different bus tours.

Born: January 27, 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri the son of Clarence E. and Marie (Mulroy) Deppe Sr..

Married: Delores F. Kisor in Jennings, Missouri on June 18, 1955.

Survivors include: wife, Delores of Vandalia; two sons: Jim and wife, Becky Deppe and Gary Deppe all of Vandalia; one grandson, Jason Deppe of Tecumseh, Nebraska; nieces and nephew.

Preceded in death by: parents; one son, Michael in 1975; two brothers, Clarence Deppe Jr. and Eddie Deppe.

Memorials are encouraged to Michael Deppe Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of First State Community Bank in Vandalia.

   
December 27, 2013
Moore, Roy E. age 70 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Sunday, December 29, 2013 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Pastor Roger Huff & Pastor Jamie Franke.
Music provided by: Roy & Wayne Lynn - duet; Barbara Elzea - organist.
Interment will be in the Center Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jim Mac Elzea, Marvin Soey, Floyd Vogt, George Riley, Willam Barber and Edward Becker. Honorary pallbearers: Joey Hamlett, Jeff Moore, Corey Moore, Andrew Moore and Larry Peery.

Roy Eugene Moore passed away at 5:10 a.m. on Friday, December 27, 2013 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia. He was a lifelong Vandalia area resident growing up on the family's farm. Roy was a 1961 Van-Far High School graduate and attended Moberly Christian College for two years. He started working at Harbison Walker Refractories in Vandalia in 1963. Roy retired from the plant in 2009 after working over 45 years, most of that time working in the lab. All through the years, Roy continued to help work on the family's farm. He was a longtime member of the First Christian Church in Vandalia. Roy had also been active coaching Khoury League baseball, serving on the Vandalia Municipal Pool Board and as secretary of Local #853. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, attending the grandkids activities and raising his livestock.

Born: May 29, 1943 in Gazette, Missouri the son of H. Vernon and Ruth Evelyn (Robinson) Moore.

Married: Karen Sue Stark on August 4, 1963 in Novelty, Missouri; she preceded him in death on September 6, 2006.

Survivors include: father, H. Vernon Moore or rural Vandalia; two sons: Robert E. and wife, Lisa Moore of Washington, Missouri; Alan A. and wife, Paula Moore of Vandalia; one brother, Rex and wife, Debbie Moore of rural Vandalia; one sister, Deborah Hilsabeck of rural Vandalia; seven grandchildren: Kayla Moore, Patrick Moore, Kali Alexander, Zane Moore, Stacia Moore, Paula Moore and Rebecca Moore; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: mother, Ruth; wife, Karen; one brother, Larry Moore; two nephews, Bryan Hilsabeck and Stacey Hilsabeck.

Memorials are encouraged to American Diabetes Association.

   
December 5, 2013
Gibson, Duane Lee age 87 of rural Vandalia
Visitation:
Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Spencer Creek Baptist Church northwest of Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn and Mr. Travis Gibson.
Music provided by: Donnie Gibson - organist; Sharon Hoehn - pianist; Deanna Divins - soloist; Travis Gibson - soloist.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Grandsons, Andy Gibson, Jon Gibson, Jeremy Gibson, Lucas Gibson, Travis Gibson, Kyle Gibson and Dustin Gibson. Honorary pallbearers: Granddaughters, Lindsay Knoll, Alicia Villanueva, Katie Matzen, Kelly Gibson, Hayli Gibson, Mandy Reading and Alyssa Gibson.

Duane Lee Gibson passed away unexpectedly at 3:38 p.m. on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the family farm northwest of Vandalia. He was a lifelong rural Vandalia resident and was a 1943 Vandalia High School graduate. After graduating, Duane joined the U. S. Army Air Corps and served in the Phillipines during World War II. Upon returning home, he continued to farm near his boyhood home and has for over 60 years. Duane was a longtime member of the Spencer Creek Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. He was a member of the Gideon's, a member of the NFO, member of Vandalia VFW Post 2173, the Liberty Community Association and he had received the Master Farmer Award. Duane was very proud of his five sons, enjoyed quail hunting with them and teaching the grandkids how to fish. He was always willing to help folks in need.

Born: February 21, 1926 in rural Vandalia the son of Frank Clare and Inez Lucille (Williams) Gibson.

Married: Natalie Dare Moyers on July 24, 1949 in rural Monroe City, Missouri.

Survivors include: wife, Natalie of rural Vandalia; five sons: Dennis L. and wife, Carla Gibson of New Braunfels, Texas; Jerry D. and wife, Patti Gibson of Kalama, Washington; James F. and wife, Dani Gibson of Edwards, Illinois; David V. Gibson of rural Vandalia; Donald C. and wife, Gina Gibson of rural Vandalia; 14 grandchildren: Andy Gibson and Lindsay Knoll both of Texas; Jon Gibson of California; Jeremy Gibson of Oregon; Alicia Villanueva of Pennsylvania; Katie Matzen of Colorado; Kelly Gibson of Connecticut; Hayli Gibson of Illinois; Lucas Gibson and Travis Gibson of Missouri; Kyle Gibson of Illinois; Dustin Gibson, Mandy Reading and Alyssa Gibson all of Missouri; also survived by 11 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: parents.

Memorials are encouraged to Vandalia Ministerial Alliance Food Bank or the Gideon's Society.

   
November 8, 2013
Whiteaker, Vivian M. age 86 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Monday, November 11, 2013 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Pastor Mark Phelps.
Music provided by: "One Day at a Time"
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Clifton Whiteaker, Brandon Whiteaker, Marvin Yager Jr., Eddie Hoover, Donald Hoover and Ray Oden. Honorary pallbearer: Richard See.

Vivian Maybelle (Trower) Whiteaker passed away unexpectedly at 6:32 p.m. on Friday, November 8, 2013 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri. Vivian attended Middletown schools and graduated from the Middletown High School in the 1945 class. She and Howard moved to Vandalia shortly after they were married in 1946. Vivian has been a longtime member of the Southside Baptist Church and was a fulltime homemaker. She enjoyed to crochet, working crossword puzzles, collecting bells, music and singing and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Vivian and Howard had traveled extensively in the past, fishing and camping.

Born: May 10, 1927 in Olney, Missouri the daughter of Henry Earl and Beulah Belle (LeMasters) Trower.

Married: Howard Addison Whiteaker on June 5, 1946 in Fresno, California; he preceded her in death on May 12, 1987.

Survivors include: one son, David W. Whiteaker of Farber; three grandchildren: Clifton W. Whiteaker of Roodhouse, Illinois; Ongelia J. Cross of St. Louis; Brandon W. Whiteaker of Mexico, Missouri; six great-grandchildren: Tyler J. Wilson, John A. Wilson, Taquilla S. Cross, Zachary Pickard, Kaden B. Whiteaker and Brooklyn R. Whiteaker; niece, Helen and husband, Herb Jones of St. Charles, Missouri.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Howard; one brother, Earl Lyndol Trower; two sisters, Opal Pauline Sadoyan and Tressie Lorene Davidson.

Memorials are encouraged to the Southside Baptist Church in Vandalia.

   
November 1, 2013
Belts, Edgar Wade age 91 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: Shirley Forgy - pianist.
Interment will be in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery with full military honors.
Pallbearers: Paul Thompson, Nelson Galloway, Mark Wise, Kelly Doyle, Dennis Doyle and Steve Chase. Honorary pallbearers: Guy Chase, Leroy Breneman, Vic Davis and Joe Bahr.

Edgar Wade Belts passed away at 11:55 a.m. on Friday, November 1, 2013 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, Missouri. Wade's mother, Geneva, passed away when he was only four. He was raised by his father and step-mother, Frances Cox Parker and he grew up in the Wellsville area. Wade attended country school and was a 1940 graduate of Wellsville High School. He moved to the Vandalia area in 1941 and started working at the Walsh Refractories near Farber in October of that year. Wade answered his country's call to fight during World War II and joined the U. S. Army Air Force, where he served from December 1942 until January 1946. After returning from the service, he lived in Mexico for a couple years then moved back to Vandalia in 1948. Wade continued working at Walsh Refractories, which became C-E Refractories in the mid-1960s. He retired on May 1, 1978 after nearly 38 years at C-E. Wade started as a laborer and worked his way up to shipping supervisor, production manager, plant manager and was the plant superintendent when he retired. He was a long time member of the Vandalia United Methodist Church and was instrumental in construction of the Vandalia Country Club. Early on, Wade was in charge of the golf course and sand greens as well as the clubhouse and grass greens; served as the first president of the Vandalia Country Club. He and Eddie enjoyed golf and dancing through their senior years and were known to "glide across the floor" when dancing. Earlier in his days, Wade enjoyed playing baseball, softball, golf, dancing as well as visiting with family and friends.

Born: October 25, 1922 in rural Wellsville, Missouri the son of Roy and Geneva (Johnson) Belts.

Married: Doris Chase on January 15, 1944; he then married Edna "Eddie" Marie Gruer Thompson on November 28, 1975; she preceded him in death on November 16, 2011.

Survivors include: two step-sons: Marlin C. and wife, Paula Thompson of Vandalia; Monte and wife, Joyce Thompson of Mexico, Missouri; two step-daughters: Kandace K. and husband, Ron Gasperini of Naperville, Illinois and Karla Thompson of Vandalia; step-grandson, Paul Thompson and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; stepmother, Frances Cox Parker; sister, Rosalie Galloway; step-sister, Lola Beabout.

Memorials are encouraged to the Vandalia Country Club.

   
October 28, 2013
Blakey, Willa H. age 83 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Richard Mayson.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Art Wiser, William Wheeler, Ronnie Greene, Kenneth Wheeler, Ronald Turner and Louis Connor. Honorary pallbearers: James Stapleton, Chan Holman, Leo Salmon, Matthew Salmon, Bill Cockrell and Walter Dixon.

Willa Harriett (Bishop) Blakey passed away at 7:20 a.m. on Monday, October 28, 2013 at St. Lukes Hospice House in Kansas City. She attended schools in Vandalia and also attended Gem City College in Quincy, Illinois. Willa spent many years in the Vandalia area but had also lived nearly 50 years in in Hannibal, Missouri. She had worked in a variety of positions during her lifetime. Her adult working career began when she was only 16 years old when she washed dishes at Whals Hotel in Louisiana, Missouri for two years. While living in Montgomery, Alabama she worked as a waitress and as a cashier at Adams Cafe before returning to her home town in Vandalia. She worked at the Vandalia Hotel for several years as a cook and housekeeper and she also worked for the Ely Walker Garment Factory in Vandalia. Willa was a supervisor over cleaning at the Maple Grove Nursing Home in Louisiana, Missouri and she worked for the Louisiana Plastics Factory. She then worked in a variety of jobs during her employment at American Safety Equipment Corporation in Palmyra, Missouri. While living in Hannibal, she worked at Master Tank & Welding Company for five years and she worked at Luther Manor Retirement & Nursing Center. Willa worked at Beth-Haven Group Homes and also part-time at Beth-Haven Group Homes as a cook and housekeeper for ten years. Her last job was in a part-time cleaning position with KHMO radio station in Hannibal.

Born: August 24, 1930 in Vandalia, Missouri the daughter of William McKinley and Arabell (Weir) Bishop.

Married: Hilary A. Horton Jr. on May 11, 1954 in Montgomery, Alabama; he preceded her in death; she married James E. Blakey on August 26, 1965 in Chicago; he preceded her in death on August 16, 1991.

Survivors include: three children: Jacqueline E. Horton of St. Louis; Brenda Joyce Horton Lue of Kansas City; James B. Blakey of Quincy; three grandchildren: Steven Horton of Phoenix, Arizona; Jamal Horton of Grandview, Missouri and Marissa Blakey of Quincy; two great-grandchildren: Erin Elizabeth Frazier of Kirksville, Missouri and Izan Almansa Perez of Murcia, Spain, all of whom Willa loved very dearly.

Preceded in death by: grandparents, Harry George Washington Weir and Margaret Gertrude Starks Weir; parents, William McKinley and Arabella (Weir) Bishop; husband, James E. Blakey; three sisters: Lillian Bell Bishop, Dee Etta Marie Bishop Lewis Connor Doolin and Margaret Elizabeth Bishop Burgett; two brothers: George Edward Bishop and Curtis William Bishop.

Memorials are encouraged to St. Luke's Hospice House, 3516 Summit Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64111.

   
October 21, 2013
Baskett, Robert Eugene age 80 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Friday, October 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: selected favorite songs.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jared Baskett, Justin Jones, Aron Baskett, John Ogden, Todd Hutcheson and Kriten Grimmett. Honorary pallbearers: Amanda Shearon, Richard Cordes, Taylor Baskett, Andrea Hutcheson, Erica Hollenbeck, Jessica Baskett, Mason Carver, Cameron Jones and Dylan Baskett.

Robert Eugene "Bob" Baskett passed away at 7:45 p.m. on Monday, October 21, 2013 at the Golden Living Center - Gamma Road Lodge in Wellsville, Missouri. He attended area schools and was a longtime resident of the Vandalia area. After serving his country in the U. S. Army during the Korean War, he worked as a mechanic in his own garage at the east edge of Vandalia for many years. Bob then started working for Hickman's IGA as a carryout and stocking clerk until just a few years ago when his health prevented him from working any longer. His hobbies included country music, camping and spending time with his family.

Born: January 12, 1933 in Linneus, Missouri the son of Jerry Guy and Pearl M. (Henderson) Baskett.

Married: Mary Helen Baker on August 21, 1953 in Bowling Green, Missouri; she preceded him in death on September 20, 2011.

Survivors include: five children, Byren Baskett, Nancy Warren, Patricia Grimmett and Gary Baskett all of Vandalia and Terry Baskett of Harmony, Florida; also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: parents; wife, Mary; two sisters: Ruth Cordes and Mildred Branham; two brothers: William Baskett and Gerald Baskett; many brothers and sisters-in-law.

Memorials are encouraged to CHARITY OR ORGANIZATION.

   
October 18, 2013
Rutherford, Perry Don "Donnie" age 52 of rural Middletown
Visitation:
Monday, October 21, 2013 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Jerry Gamm.
Music provided by: LaRae Capstick - soloist.
Interment will be in the Fairmount Cemetery in Middletown, Missouri.
Pallbearers: Darrell Rutherford, Joseph Rutherford, Dennis Rutherford, Travis Cunningham, Matthew Nobbe and Gary Rutherford. Honorary pallbearers: Mark Nobbe, Mike McClanahan, Steven Bailey, Fred Flagg and Charles Bartison.

Perry Don "Donnie" Rutherford passed away unexpectedly at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2013 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri. Donnie grew up in Middletown, Missouri and graduated in 1979 from Bowling Green High School. Following graduation he moved to Fairfield, Illinois and was involved with harness racing. He proudly served his country with the U. S. Army in the logistics field doing tours in Germany, Kuwait and Norway. After serving in the military, he moved to Ohio and expanded his logistic experience working in the trucking industry before returning to Missouri to be closer to his family.

Born: April 7, 1961 in Kirkwood, Missouri the son of Lowell Dean and Peggy Shirlene (Dixon) Rutherford.

Married: Candice Lynn Cunningham on October 23, 2012 in Louisiana, Missouri.

Survivors include: parents, Dean and Peggy Rutherford of rural Middletown; wife, Candice of rural Middletown; mother and father-in-law, Bob and Teresa Cunningham of rural Middletown; an unborn child that is due in March; two step-daughters: Ashley Jane Marie and Addison Jean Ann both of rural Middletown; three brothers: Darrell Dean Rutherford of Boonville; Joseph Nathaniel and wife, Christine Rutherford of Middletown; Dennis Edward "Beaver" and wife, Stacy Rutherford of Bowling Green, Missouri; two sisters: Lisa Shirlene and husband, Mike McClanahan of Chesapeake, Virginia and LaDonna Jean and husband, Mark Nobbe of Houston, Texas; he is also survived by 11 nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: grandparents.

Memorials are encouraged to the family for a fund to be setup for the children.

   
October 16, 2013
Buffington, Kathleen L. age 81 of Bowling Green formerly of rural Middletown
Visitation:
Friday, October 18, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: Wayne Lynn & Roy Lynn - duet.
Interment will be in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Michael Potterfield, Matthew Hobbs, George Street, Donnie Street, Carl Dry and Jerry Northcutt. Honorary pallbearers: Christopher Couch and Leslie Minor.

Kathleen Louise Buffington passed away unexpectedly at 1:50 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at the Pike County Memorial Hospital in Louisiana, Missouri. She was a longtime rural Middletown resident and member of the Elm Grove Baptist Church. Kathleen had helped Lloyd on the family's farm near Middletown and enjoyed fishing and cutting the grass and other outside yard work.

Born: October 26, 1931 near Bradley, Illinois the daughter of Charles R. and Gladys (Jones) Duncan.

Married: Glen Davidson on February 12, 1950; he preceded her in death in 1952; she then married Lloyd M. Buffington on December 1, 1957.

Survivors include: husband, Lloyd of Bowling Green; four daughters: Barbara Lake of Hannibal, Missouri; Janette Porter of Stoutsville, Missouri; Marlene Fischer of rural Vandalia, Missouri; Kathleen Reading of rural Middletown, Missouri; also survived by 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: parents; an infant son, Marvin Ray Buffington; two brothers and five sisters.

Memorials are encouraged to the Alzheimer's Association or to the Parkinson's Foundation.

   
October 10, 2013
Stotler, Opal N. age 91 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 5 - 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: selected favorite songs.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Mark Stotler, Bill Hendrix, Dale Stotler, Craig Hickman, Scott Heaston and Shayne Heaston.

Opal N. Stotler passed away at 6:35 a.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia. Opal had lived most of her life in Vandalia, moving here from Bowling Green in 1957. She had worked for a short time at the Bobby Brooks Garment Factory and the International Shoe Company in Vandalia. Opal was a Christian by faith and a member of the VFW Post 2173 Ladies Auxilliary. She was a full time homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family.

Born: August 24, 1922 in St. Louis, Missouri the daughter of Chauncey and Elizabeth (Perry) Baker.

Married: Joseph W. "J. W." Stotler on December 17, 1939 in St. Louis; he preceded her in death on January 1, 2001.

Survivors include: two sons: Billy Joe Stotler of Frankford, Missouri; Robert Stotler of rural Vandalia; two daughters: Irene Longoria of Texas; Mary Ann Heaston also of Texas; two sisters: Marie Marsh of Bowling Green; Mae Carr of Bowling Green; one sister-in-law, Marie Baker of Curryville; 21 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, J. W. Stotler; one son, Melvin Stotler; one daughter, Betty Jean Irvin; two brothers: Melvin and Bob Baker; two sisters: Mary Baskett and Lola Moore; one grandson.

Memorials are encouraged to the donor's choice.

   
October 2, 2013
Hurshman, Ida Sue age 74 of Mexico, formerly of Vandalia
Visitation:
Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Rev. Randy Jones.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Robert Hurshman, Archie Hursman, Joseph Stone and Jim Stewart.

Ida Sue Hurshman passed away unexpectedly at 9:52 a.m. on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri. Ida Sue attended Vandalia schools and was a Christian by faith attending the Baptist Church. She worked for several years at the Handishop in Mexico until her health prevented her from working any longer. Ida Sue has lived in Mexico for over 30 years and enjoyed spending time with friends and relatives, watching television, drawing and coloring and music.

Born: September 1, 1939 in rural Vandalia, Missouri the daughter of Robert Lee and Lily May (Fields) Hurshman.

Survivors include: one brother, Robert L. and wife, Vickie Hurshman of Elgin, South Carolina; four sisters: Betty J. and husband, Joe Stone of Mexico, Missouri; Ellen and husband, Jim Stewart of Silvis, Illinois; Lula Ann and husband, C. L. Sims of Middletown, Missouri; Emma Lou Griswold of Lawrence, Kansas; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; one brother, Charlie Lee Hurshman.

Memorials are encouraged to the donor's choice.

   
September 30, 2013
Walker, Bytha Mae age 74 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Friday, October 11, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. until service time at the First Paradise Baptist Church, Rock Island, Illinois.
Service:

Friday, October 11, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at the First Paradise Baptist Church, 1520 Nineth Ave., Rock Island, Illinois 61201.
Officiating will be: Rev. Lorenzo Turner.
Music provided by: various soloists.
Interment will be in the Chippiannock Cemetery, 2901 Twelfth Street, Rock Island, Illinois.
Pallbearers: nephews.

Bytha Mae (Turner) Walker passed away at her home in Vandalia, with family at her side at 8:55 a.m. on Monday, September 30, 2013. Bytha was a Vandalia High School graduate and attended the Faith Tabernacle Church of God in Christ in Vandalia. Besides being a homemaker, she had worked as a food service worker for many years. Bytha enjoyed thrift store shopping, fishing, camping and cooking.

Born: November 16, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of William T. and Effe (Crumb) Turner.

Married: Joe Louis Walker, who survives.

Survivors include: husband, Joe of Vandalia; one son, William K. Cole of Vandalia; three brothers: Melvin Lindsey of Jackson, Michigan; Lorenzo Turner and William Turner Jr. both of Pontiac, Michigan; several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Preceded in death by: parents; three brothers: Rodney Hamilton, Dessilane Wright and Isaish Turner; one sister, Betty Sue Morris.

Memorials are encouraged to Faith Tabernacle Church of God in Christ, 907 W. Home Street, Vandalia, Missouri 63382.

   
September 19, 2013
Davis, Betty L. age 80 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 4 - 6 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Monday, September 23, 2013 at the Vandalia United Methodist Church, 201 N. Jefferson Street.
Officiating will be: Rev. Helen McFarland.
Music provided by: Ellen Roy - soloist and Marilyn Love - pianist.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Andrew Fletcher, Brent Davis, Drake Hopke, Larry Kirtlink, Calvin Heaton, Mike Potter, Joey Hamlett and Gary Jennings.

Betty Lou (Mitchell) Davis passed away at 10:40 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. Betty's lived most of her life in Vandalia, graduating from Vandalia High School in 1951. After high school, she worked at Ennis Implement until she and Vic married in 1954. Betty and Vic lived in South Dakota from June 1954 until December 1955 while Vic was serving in the Air Force. After moving back to Vandalia, she became a full-time homemaker with their two children. Betty worked as the Vandalia United Methodist Church secretary for over 20 years, retiring on December 31, 1995. She enjoyed going to garage and yards sales, reading, attending Vic's Air Force reunions and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Born: August 6, 1933 in Buell, Missouri the daughter of Roy Lee and Frankie Ann (Stotler) Mitchell Sr.

Married: Victor Albert Davis on June 6, 1954 in the Vandalia United Methodist Church.

Survivors include: husband, Vic of Vandalia; one son: Doug K. and wife, Doris Davis of Jefferson City; one daughter, Vicki L. and husband, David Hopke of Vandalia; the family's foreign exchange daughter, Erika Hauss-Delker of Ludwigshafen, Germany; five grandchildren: Andrew Fletcher, Kaitlin Hopke, Brent Davis, Drake Hopke and Luke Davis; three great-grandchildren: Owen Fletcher and twins, Celia and Doreen Fletcher; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; three brothers: Eugene Mitchell, Donald Mitchell and Roy Mitchell Jr.; two sisters: Bonnie Heaton-Wear and Doris Allen.

Memorials are encouraged to the Vandalia United Methodist Church.

   
September 17, 2013
Watson, Shirley Ann age 74 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 5 - 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Friday, September 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by:
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Nathan Watson, Andrew Nitcher, Ryan Combs, Cole Combs, Seth Combs and Chris Nitcher.

Shirley Ann (Williamson) Watson passed away at 10:55 a.m. on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri. Shirley lived most of her adult life in the Laddonia/Vandalia area and attended Vandalia schools. After school, she worked at the Bobby Brooks and Ely Walker Garment factories in Vandalia. In 1966, she became the co-owner of Laddonia Garment Company/Leisure Wear until her retirement in 1991. Shirley was a Christian by faith and enjoyed playing bingo as a resident of Tri-County Care Center.

Born: September 13, 1939 in Hutchison, Missouri the daughter of Ray Bryan and Alpha E. (Henry) Williamson.

Married: Albert Franklin Watson on June 28, 1956 in Vandalia.

Survivors include: one son, Randall E. and wife, Helen Watson of California, Missouri; one daughter, Tammy J. Peck of Columbia, Missouri; three grandchildren: Kari Combs of California, Missouri; Nathan Watson of Blue Springs, Missouri; Andrew Nitcher of Mexico, Missouri; five great-grandchildren: Ryan Combs, Cole Combs, Seth Combs, Tavian Watson and Chase Watson.

Preceded in death by: parents; two grandchildren: Dusty Clay Nitcher and Roger Eugene Nitcher.

Memorials are encouraged to the Tri-County Care Center Resident Activity Fund, 601 N. Galloway Road, Vandalia, Missouri 63382.

   
September 15, 2013
Allen, Robert W. "Pete" age 86 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 5 - 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by:
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery with full military honors.
Pallbearers: Michael Atkinson, Trey Atkinson, Matt Shramek, Clint Allen, Brandon LaRue, David Hays and Chad Moran.

Robert W. "Pete" Allen passed away at 4:43 p.m. on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri. Pete attended area schools and moved from Middletown to Vandalia over 50 years ago. He then started working as a kiln burner at CE Refractories in Farber, retiring in 1982. Pete was a lifetime member of Vandalia VFW Post 2173 and the American Legion.

Born: December 8, 1926 in Crookston, Nebraska the son of Richard Norton and Madge M. (Whiteside) Allen.

Married: Alta Mae Butler on September 27, 1949 in Montgomery City, Missouri; she preceded him in death on February 26, 2011.

Survivors include: three sons: Rick and wife, Glenda Allen of Vandalia; Nick Allen of Vandalia; Tim and wife, Dottie Allen of Mexico; three daughters: Terry Allen and Ronnie Moore of rural Vandalia; Debbie and husband, Bill Shramek of Perry; Nancy and husband, Robert Stotler of rural Vandalia; one sister Carol Johnson of Vandalia; 13 grandchildren: Michael Atkinson, Shonda Suddarth, Clint Allen, April Randy, Matt Shramek, Melissa Allen, Jessica Allen, Ronni Kay Motley, Shelby Allen, Brooke Allen, Alisha Hays, Stacy Branstetter and Lynette Chrisman; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

Preceded in death by: parents; wife, Alta; one infant daughter; three brothers; three sisters; one grandson, Blake Allen; son-in-law, Ronnie Motley Jr.

Memorials are encouraged to the donor's choice.

   
September 10, 2013
Gordon, Peter D. "PD" Jr. age 74 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Friday, September 13, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Friday, September 13, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Mark Phelps.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: R. T. Momphard, John Warner, Richard Penn, Rusty Strother, John Lewis and Mark Penn.

Peter Dee "PD" Gordon Jr. passed away at 5:55 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at the Country View Nursing Facility in Bowling Green, Missouri. Pete grew up in the Cyrene and Bowling Green areas. He was a 1956 graduate of Bowling Green High School and member of the Christian Church. In 1959 he married Louise Penn and they moved to Vandalia in 1962. Pete worked at the Elder Garment Factory and then at Bobby Brooks before starting at Harbison Walker Refractories. He worked in the plastics shop mainly and retired in 2005 after over 43 years of service. Pete enjoyed fishing and coon hunting in his younger years. He and Louise enjoyed traveling, camping and hiking.

Born: September 16, 1938 in Curryville, Missouri the son of Peter Dee and Roma Lily (Cox) Gordon Sr.

Married: J. Louise Penn in Vandalia on May 21, 1959.

Survivors include: wife, Louise of Vandalia; three sons: Randall B. and wife, Mary Ann Gordon of Lubbock, Texas; Ricky K. Gordon of Boonville, Missouri; Darren R. and wife, Anita Gordon of Winfield, Missouri; one sister, Anna Ruth Lewis of Frankford, Missouri; eight grandchildren: Katie Gordon of Austin, Texas; Peter D. Gordon of Lubbock; John Gordon of Austin; Timothy Gordon of Waco; Matthew Gordon and Ashley Gordon both of St. Joseph; Sarah Gordon and Seth Gordon both of Winfield; several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents.

Memorials are encouraged to the American Cancer Society.

   
August 26, 2013
Herlinger, Anna L. age 88 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Monday, September 2, 2013 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church south of Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Balwanz.
Music provided by:
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Robert Dubbert, Jason Toalson, Kevin Knipfel, Bill Bennett, Roger Cope, Gary Roppel. Honorary pallbearers: Marion Hawkinson, J. C. Miller, Greg Hendricks, Terry Newland and Bruce Johnson.

Anna Louise (Knipfel) Herlinger passed away at 3:55 a.m. on Monday, August 26, 2013 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. Anna grew up and attended schools near Laddonia. She was a graduate of Laddonia High School in 1942. Anna worked with her mother at the Bobby Brooks Garment Factory in Vandalia for several years. After she and Kenneth were married in 1946, they moved to their farm south of Vandalia. Anna had many chickens for her egg business and grew some of the biggest and best tasting strawberries around. She had a green thumb and enjoyed her garden, flowers and cooking. Anna was a long-time member of the Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church which she and Kenneth helped many others to rebuild after the devastating fire.

Born: September 4, 1924 in rural Laddonia the daughter of Herbert Clayton and Norine Elizabeth (Clark) Knipfel.

Married: John Kenneth Herlinger on March 6, 1946 in Vandalia; he preceded her in death on September 10, 2012.

Survivors include: one brother, John and wife, Mary Knipfel of Montgomery City; two sisters-in-law: Marjorie Dubbert and Louella Knipfel, both of Laddonia; three nephews: Robert and wife, Kerry Dubbert of rural Laddonia; Jerry and wife, Chris Knipfel of Mexico; Kevin and wife, Lisa Knipfel of High Hill; six nieces: Barbara Dubbert-Berggren and husband, Eric Berggren of Portland, Oregon; Charolette and husband, Greg Hendricks of Columbia; Betty and husband, John Miller of Mokane; Debbie and husband, Roger Cope of Martinsburg; Tammy Knipfel of Laddonia; Karla and husband, Mark Uthlaut of Montgomery City; also survived by 24 great-nieces and nephews and 24 great-great-nieces and nephews and many cousins.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Kenneth; one brother, Herbert Knipfel; one brother-in-law, Victor Dubbert; three nephews: Jimmy Knipfel, Mike Knipfel and Paul Knipfel; one great-niece, Tracey Seay.

Memorials are encouraged to the Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church.

   
August 21, 2013
Stotler, Robert M. age 65 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Friday, August 23, 2013 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: selected favorite songs.
Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens at a later date.
Pallbearers:

Robert M. Stotler passed away at 4:26 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia. Robert was a lifelong area resident and graduated from Van-Far High School with the Class of 1965. After school, he owned and operated a service station in Farber for several years. Robert then drove a delivery truck for Elzea Egg Farm and also worked in construction then. In 1993, he started working for the City of Vandalia in the Utility Department. Robert had several positions but was a utility serviceman during a majority of the time. He had been working at the Water Plant for nearly three years before he retired in March of 2013. Robert enjoyed riding his bicycle, camping, fishing, his pets and gardening.

Born: October 8, 1947 in Mexico, Missouri the son of Cecil Clyce "Red" and Myrtle Cecilia (Parsons) Stotler.

Married: Doris Young; he then married Wanda Mae Morris on September 4, 1987 in Mexico, Missouri.

Survivors include: wife, Wanda of Vandalia; one son, Dr. Michael and wife, Jenny Stotler of St. Louis; one daughter, Lori and husband, Jimmy Fitts of Jacksonville, Mississippi; two step-sons: Claud and wife, Theresa Green of Laddonia; Delbert and wife, Monica Green of California, Missouri; one step-daughter, Teresa and husband, Keith Mouser of Vandalia; two brothers: Jim and wife Doris Stotler of Auxvasse; Kenny and wife, Diana Stotler of Cape Girardeau; grandchildren: Adam Tharp, Sara Fitts, Kim Miller, Christina Cason, Christopher Green, Brandon Green, Amber Green, Dylan Mouser and Micholas Green.

Preceded in death by: parents.

Memorials are encouraged to the donor's choice.

   
August 14, 2013
Day, Robert E. age 74 of Vandalia formerly of Farber
Visitation:
Friday, August 16, 2013 from 5 - 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Glenn Forman.
Music provided by: Sharon Hoehn - pianist.
Interment will be in the Farber Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Scott Nilges, Sean Nilges, Lucas Nilges, Allison Griggsby, Brianne Griggsby and Garrett Day. Honorary pallbearers: Leland Griggsby, Rob Reynolds, Stephen Nilges, Hayden Day, Jessica Nilges and Tyson Hull.

Robert Edward Day passed away unexpectedly at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at the family's home in Vandalia. Bob attended schools in Mexico and after school, he moved to the St. Louis area. For over 12 years he drove a truck for Warren Brothers Asphalt Company and he drove a cab in St. Louis for several years. Bob then worked at D & H Auto Repair for four years then was co-owner of a Texaco Station in St. Louis for five years. He and Mary moved to the Farber area in 1983. Bob attended the Farber Baptist Church and enjoyed several hobbies. He competitively raced his car at the drag races in the St. Louis area for 30 years. Bob was an avid Cardinal baseball fan and NASCAR fan. He also enjoyed fishing, watching and reading old Westerns. While in Farber, Bob rebuilt many car and truck engines.

Born: June 6, 1939 in Mexico, Missouri the son of Richard Vorhesse and Lucretia Estella (Fox) Day.

Married: Mary Elizabeth Simms on June 30, 1962 in Leadwood, Missouri.

Survivors include: wife, Mary of Vandalia; one son, Thomas D. and wife, Stephanie Day of Vandalia; two daughters: LuAnn and husband, Stephen Nilges of Farber; Robyn E. Day and Leland Griggsby of Vandalia; one brother, James V. Day of Farber; two sisters: Nancy Musgrove of Mexico, Missouri and Judy Martin of Benton City; eight grandchildren: Scott and wife Jessica Nilges, Sean Nilges, Lucas Nilges, Allison Griggsby, Brianne Griggsby, Garrett Day and Hayden Day; also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by: grandparents; one son, Robert E. Day Jr.; four brothers: Billy J. Day, Thomas R. Day, C. C. Day and Howard D. Day; five sisters: Dorothy B. Spencer, Norma L. Jones, Mildred L. Day, Betty J. Holiday and Marjorie A. Keniston; one grandson, Cody Nilges.

Memorials are encouraged to the American Heart Association.

   
August 12, 2013
Teague, Edgar R. "Bud" Jr. age 90 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by:
Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens with full military honors.
Pallbearers: Michael Vogt, Linda Vogt McBride, Justin Teague, Nathanael Vogt, Jennifer Vogt and Elizabeth McBride.

Edgar R. "Bud" Teague Jr. passed away at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, August 12, 2013 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri. Bud grew up and attended schools in the Laverne, Oklahoma area. He moved to Vandalia in 1940 and worked for a few years before joining the service. In February 1943, he served his country during World War II by joining the U. S. Army Air Force. He received six bronze stars for his service in Europe and the Normandy Air Offensive. Bud worked for over 30 years at Harbison Walker Refractories in Vandalia in the mold department. He retired in July 1986 and was able to spend more time enjoying his hobbies of camping and fishing.

Born: March 21, 1923 in Laverne, Oklahoma the son of Edgar Ray Sr. and Elsie Marie (Stotler) Teague.

Married: Theresa Regina Little in Mexico, Missouri on May 28, 1946.

Survivors include: wife, Theresa of Vandalia; one son, Gordon W. and wife, Paula Teague of rural Vandalia; one daughter, Regina A. and husband Floyd Vogt of rural Laddonia; two sisters: Edith Ridgeway of Vandalia and Almeda Galloway of Nashville, Illinois; three grandchildren: Michael and wife, Dee Dee Vogt of Marysville, Kansas; Linda Vogt McBride and Justin Teague of Vandalia; three great-grandchildren: Nathanael Vogt and Jennifer Vogt of Marysville; Elizabeth McBride of Vandalia.

Preceded in death by: parents and an infant brother, Elmer Teague.

Memorials are encouraged to the American Autism Foundation.

   
August 6, 2013
Clark, Patrick M. age 62 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Monday, August 12, 2013 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by:
Interment of his cremains will take place at a later date.
Honorary Pallbearers: Billy Rhodes, Dustin Maiden, Raymond Miller and Robert Miller.

Patrick Michael Clark passed away at 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at the Landmark Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. Pat attended schools in Michigan. He and Carol moved to Vandalia in 1985, coming from the Phoenix, Arizona area. Pat worked as a carpenter for several area contractors that included painting, roofing and siding projects. He attended the Farber Baptist Church and enjoyed refinishing furniture and playing cards.

Born: March 17, 1951 in Pontiac, Michigan the son of Richard James and Cleo May (McCraken) Clark.

Survivors include: wife, Carol Ann Rhodes of Vandalia; one son, Billy and wife, Kelly Rhodes of Mexico, Missouri; one daughter, Christina L. and husband Dal Dubois of Jefferson City; father, Richard J. Clark of Waterford, Michigan; two brothers: Richard and wife, Karen Clark of Waterford, Michigan; Gus and wife, Pam Clark of Michigan; two sisters: Darlene and husband, Allen Libby of Michigan; Loraine and husband, Kirk Sharp of Ohio; nine grandchildren: Devin, Kashton, Kaytlynn, Chelsey, Ethan, Ada, K'Lee, Madison and Macie; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: mother, Cleo May Clark; one son, Dustin "Boo" Rhodes; two brothers: James Martin Clark and Donald Wayne Clark.

Memorials are encouraged to the Patrick M. Clark Memorial Fund established at the First National Bank of Audrain County.

   
August 6, 2013
Smith, Deloris Mae age 75 of rural Vandalia
Visitation:
Monday, August 12, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Faith Tabernacle Church of God In Christ in Vandalia.
Service:

Monday, August 12, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Faith Tabernacle Church of God in Christ.
Officiating will be: Bishop Frank Douglas Jr.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Shannon Jackson, Roy McQuay, Joe Walker, Mike Reynolds, Larry Clark and Pastor Darrel Wiser. Honorary pallbearers: Robert Smith III, Gary Smith, Charles Smith, Brett Wellington, Sam Chatman, Steve Hunter, John Gilkey and Sam Gilkey.

Deloris Mae (Savage) Smith passed away with family by her side at 8:12 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri. Deloris graduated high school from the Western Baptist Seminary in 1955. After her marriage to Richard, they moved to the Vandalia area from DesMoines, Iowa in July 1965. Deloris had worked for several years at Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia as a CNA. In August 1989, she started working at the WalMart Store in Mexico. After the store expanded, she worked in the pharmacy at WalMart for many years and also was a cashier. Deloris retired from WalMart in October 2010. Deloris was a member of the Faith Tabernacle Church of God in Christ where she was active in church singing groups, a soloist and helping Richard with the Sunday morning services. She enjoyed collecting tropical fish, antique collectibles, early Negro art and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Born: September 29, 1937 in Champaign, Illinois the daughter of Albert Rudolph and Reba Margaret (Bryant) Savage.

Married: Richard Lee Smith on November 14, 1955 in Vandalia, Missouri.

Survivors include: husband, Rev. Richard L. Smith Sr. of rural Vandalia; two sons: Richard L. Smith Jr. and wife, Mary of Sacramento, California; Ian G. Smith of Vandalia; one daughter, Shelley M. Dillion of Kansas City, Missouri; 10 grandchildren: Robin P. Jones, Brice A. Dillion, Cassandra A. Smith, Ian G. Smith Jr., Cedric L. Smith, Sidney Smith, McKenzie Smith, Torianna Smith, Levi S. Smith and Scott C. Smith Jr.; three great-grandchildren: Madison Jones, Payton Jones and Camille Smith; also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; one son, Scott Cedric Smith; one daughter, Robin P. Smith; one grandson, Alexander Smith.

Memorials are encouraged to the Faith Tabernacle Church of God in Christ in Vandalia.

   
August 4, 2013
Haynie, Mary "Kathryn" age 92 of Farber
Visitation:
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the Farber Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Mike Noseff, Keith King, Andrew Gaw, Cole Chrisman, Garrett Day and Taylor Haynie.

Mary "Kathryn" (Banks) Haynie passed away unexpectedly at 2:22 a.m. on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at the University Hospital and Clinics in Columbia, Missouri. Kathryn was a 1939 Marshall High School graduate and moved to Vandalia with husband, L. G. in 1948. She had worked in the Kroger Grocery Store and Goodin's Store in Vandalia. In 1960, they moved to Farber where she worked in Callen's Market. Kathryn was a full-time homemaker and member of the Farber Christian Church. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, reading and was an avid Cardinal baseball fan. Kathryn also loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Born: July 10, 1921 in Marshall, Missouri the daughter of James Thomas and Pearl (Woolery) Banks.

Married: Laban "L. G." Haynie on October 19, 1940 in Nelson, Missouri; he preceded her in death on May 29, 1999.

Survivors include: two sons, Gary L. and wife, Margaret Haynie of Farber; Laban G. Jr. and wife, Kim Haynie of Farber; one daughter, Kathy D. and husband, Ken Scott of Farber; 10 grandchildren: Gina, Herb, Liz, Mike, Michele, Jennifer, Andrew, Annie, Jada and Amanda; also survived by 23 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, L. G.; five brothers: Dave Banks, Russell Banks, Bill Banks, Lee Banks and Cecil Banks; three sisters: Lou Berryman, Bess Scarbrough and Maudie Templeton.

Memorials are encouraged to the Farber Christian Church.

   
July 13, 2013
Walker, William A. "Billy" age 38 of rural Curryville
Visitation:
Monday, July 15, 2013 from 5 - 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Pastor Glenn Forman
Music provided by: selected favorite songs.
Interment will be in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Dan Calvin, Dennis Dixon, Tom Richards, Jason Talley, Jack Ruble and Derrick Reading.

William Allen "Billy" Walker passed away with family at his side at 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at his home in the country. Billy had been a lifelong rural Curryville resident and was a 1993 Bowling Green High School graduate. In February 1992 he started working at the WalMart Store in Mexico and continued working there until October 2012, when his health prevented him from working any longer. He had attended Elm Grove Baptist Church and had been involved in many activities. Billy owned and operated Double A Kennels where he raised and trained Beagles for hunting. He was a member of the American Pet Breeders Association, the Wheelin Sportsman's Outdoors Association, the Disabled Corps of Engineers Handicap Hunters Association and was involved with the Children's Miracle Network. Billy's hobbies included four-wheeling, deer, squirrel, turkey and dove hunting, fishing, boating, mudding, tubing, jet-skiing and derby cars. He enjoyed sharing many of these hobbies with his family.

Born: December 25, 1974 in Mexico, Missouri the son of Paul Green and Virginia Mae (Fisher) Walker.

Survivors include: mother, Virginia of rural Curryville; one sister: Karen and husband, Jim Harrower of Vandalia; two nieces: Jinnifer Harrower and Kayelee Harrower both of Vandalia.

Preceded in death by: father, Paul; one sister, Stacy Lee Sydenstricker in 1972; maternal grandparents: Bob and Esther Fisher; paternal grandparents: Green and Pauline Walker.

   
June 19, 2013
Hamlett, Della M. "Maggie" age 80 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: Stacy Hamlett & Dennis Ebers - duet.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jackie Hamlett, Austin Hamlett, Melani Hamlett, Mitchel McAfee, Maddie McAfee, Rick McAfee, Lindell Ankrom and Travis Hays.

Della Magdalene "Maggie" (Spires) Hamlett passed away unexpectedly at 3:05 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri. Maggie lived most all her life in Vandalia and was a 1952 Vandalia High School graduate. She had worked for many years as a bookkeeper at the brokerage store in town and also White Lumber yard. Maggie had been a full-time homemaker, raising their three children while Wayne was working. Her hobbies included baking, quilting, needlepoint, gardening and canning, playing cards and spending much time with her children and grandchildren.

Born: March 20, 1933 in Bellflower, Missouri the daughter of Kay and Parthena (Smith) Spires.

Married: Sylvan Wayne Hamlett in Hannibal on August 16, 1958.

Survivors include: husband, Wayne of Vandalia; 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; two brothers: Gene and wife, Patty Spires of Vandalia; Bill Spires of Williamsburg, Kentucky; one sister, Wanda and husband, Arnold Hobkirk of Vicksburg, Mississippi; five grandchildren: Jackie, Austin and Melani Hamlett; Mitchel and Maddie McAfee; also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by: parents; two brothers, Leon Spires and Donald Spires; two sisters, Mary Francis Spires and Sharon Hendricks.

Memorials are encouraged to American Diabetes Association, 425 S. Woods Mill Road, Suite #110, Town & Country, Missouri 63017.

   
June 16, 2013
Belshe, Dorothy S. age 86 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Friday, June 21, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: Keith Hale - pianist; Sally Reader - soloist.
Interment will be on Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Spring Garden Cemetery near Eugene, Missouri with Pastor Bruce Gardner officiating.
Pallbearers: Douglas Belshe, Preston Reams, Jason Kaiser, Marcus Belshe, Keith Hale and Donald Hoover. Honorary pallbearers: Loren Belshe and Kody Belshe.

Dorothy Sue (Branstetter) Belshe passed away at 11:48 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at her home in Henley, Missouri. She was a lifelong Farber and Vandalia resident. Dorothy was also a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Vandalia where she taught Sunday school for many years and helped with vacation Bible school. She attended Farber schools and graduated from Vandalia High School in 1945. Dorothy spent her life raising her boys and enjoyed embroidery, gardening and her flowers.

Born: April 16, 1927 in Farber, Missouri the daughter of Willie Frank and Nannie (Klein) Branstetter.

Married: Robert Ortan Belshe on September 4, 1945; he preceded her in death on September 16, 2011.

Survivors include: three sons, Kevin Dale and wife, Susan Belshe of Henley; Curtis Lee Belshe of Vandalia; Thomas Wayne and wife, Darla Belshe of Jefferson City; one brother, Dale Branstetter of Bowling Green; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by: husband, Bob; one son, Jerald Robert Belshe; five brothers: Byron Branstetter, Harold Branstetter, Marvel Branstetter, Mack Branstetter and Roger Branstetter.

Memorials are encouraged to Alzheimer's Association, 2400 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, Missouri 65201.

   
June 14, 2013
Moore, Calvin "Erwin" age 82 of rural Curryville & Vandalia
Visitation:
Monday, June 17, 2013 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the New Harmony Christian Church south of Curryville.
Officiating will be: Pastor Dawn Marie Turner.
Music provided by: Deborah Kraft - pianist.
Interment will be in the New Harmony Cemetery with full military honors.
Pallbearers: Allen Heyer, Adam Moore, Danny Smith Jr., David Smith, Matthew Smith and Marion Branstetter. Honorary pallbearers: Carl Blacketer, Danny Smith, Rick DeVault and Walter Johnson.

Calvin Erwin Moore passed away at 2:46 a.m. on Friday, June 14, 2013 at the University Hospital and Clinics in Columbia, Missouri. Erwin was a lifelong area resident and a 1947 graduate of Bowling Green High School. After high school, he farmed until he joined the U. S. Army during the Korean War. Erwin served his country in Germany at an Evac Hospital for over a year. Shortly after his return, he married Susie Pendergast and they farmed in the Curryville/Vandalia area for many years. Erwin was a longtime member of the New Harmony Christian Church and a member of the Vandalia Oddfellows Lodge. He enjoyed gardening and raising some of the best sweet corn in the area, which he shared with neighbors and friends.

Born: June 29, 1930 in rural Middletown, Missouri the son of Calvin E. and Alma Lea (Harp) Moore.

Married: Helen Delamae "Susie" Pendergast in Farber on June 10, 1956, she preceded him in death on October 29, 1970; he then married Betty Isabel (Tobias) Griffith in Curryville on July 17, 1974, she survives.

Survivors include: wife, Betty of Bowling Green; one son, John E. and wife, Vicky Moore of Auxvasse, Missouri; two daughters: Susie M. and husband, Rick DeVault of Temple, Texas; Penny D. and husband, Danny Smith of Mexico, Missouri; one step-son, David W. and wife, Jane Griffith of Townsend, Massachusetts; one step-daughter, Patricia G. Heyer of Eolia, Missouri; one brother, R. E. and wife, Jennie Moore of St. Joseph, Missouri; three sisters: Wanda Holcumbrink of Curryville; Sue M. and Dave Davis of Kirksville, Missouri and Kay Willis of Mexico; 13 grandchildren: Hanna DeVault and Elizabeth DeVault both of Temple, Texas; Adam Moore of Kansas City and Nicholas Moore of Springfield, Missouri; D. J. Smith of Columbia; David Smith of Kansas City; Michaela Sharlott of Shawnee Mission, Kansas; Matthew Smith of Columbia and Sarah Smith of Mexico; Allen Heyer of Troy; Alicia Heyer and Janaleigh Heyer both of Eolia; Tracie Burlamachi of Gunstable, Massachusetts; also survived by eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; two brothers who died in infancy, Merle and Verle Moore; one sister, Yvonne Branstetter.

Memorials are encouraged to the New Harmony Christian Church or to the New Harmony Cemetery Association.

   
May 21, 2013
Farran, Viola Marie age 85 of Vibernum formerly of Vandalia
Visitation:
Friday, May 24, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Friday, May 24, 2013 a graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Vandalia Cemetery.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by:
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: family and friends.

Viola Marie Farran passed away at 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at the Stonecrest Healthcare Center in Vibernum, Missouri. Viola was schooled at home by her mother Cordie and was a Christian by faith. Viola had not been able to work due to health problems and has been in healthcare institutions most of her adult life.

Born: September 2, 1927 in Center, Missouri the daughter of Ralph I. and Cordie Ellen (Pierce) Farran.

Married: never married.

Survivors include: friends.

Preceded in death by: parents.

Memorials are encouraged to the donor's choice.

   
May 6, 2013
Sutton, Charles Thomas "Tommy" age 81 of Vandalia
Visitation:
No services are scheduled at this time.
Service:

No services are scheduled at this time.
Officiating will be:
Music provided by:
Interment of his cremains will take place at a later date.
Pallbearers:

Charles Thomas "Tommy" Sutton passed away at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, May 6, 2013 at the family's home in Vandalia. Tommy grew up in the Bowling Green area and was 1 1950 Bowling Green high school graduate. After school, he worked a short time at the Shell station in Louisiana before joining the U. S. Air Force. While in the service, Tommy spent most of his five years stationed in Germany. Upon his return from the Air Force, he worked a short time as an insurance adjuster for MFA. He then worked for Hercules in Louisiana for a few years before becoming a pipefitter. Tommy worked for many years as a pipefitter and retired in 1987. He was a member of the First Baptist Church for many years. Tommy was a charter member of the Vandalia Flying Club and really loved flying. He also enjoyed wooodworking and in past years had helped with the Khoury League teams in Vandalia.

Born: April 9, 1932 in Bowling Green, Missouri the son of Charles Wyverne and Julia (Simpson) Sutton.

Married: Ann Bobbeth Welborn on November 1957.

Survivors include: wife, Bobbeth of Vandalia; two sons, Jeffrey Scott Sutton of Vandalia; Jon Patrick and wife Erin Christine Sutton of LaVista, Nebraska; one brother, Bobby Wayne and wife, Connie Sutton of Aurora, Illinois; two sisters

Preceded in death by: parents; three brothers, Edward Sutton, Jay Hearn and Richard Sutton.

Memorials are encouraged to American Lung Association.

   
May 3, 2013
Neal, Sharon Jeanne age 62 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Monday, May 6, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: Sharon Hoehn - pianist.
Interment will be in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Bill Green, Brian Snodgrass, Mike Jacobs, Tony Owens, Brad Owens and Scott Deien.

Sharon Jeanne Neal passed away at 11:36 a.m. on Friday, May 3, 2013 at her home in Vandalia. She was a lifelong Vandalia area resident and a 1968 graduate of Van-Far High School. Sharon worked out in the plant at Harbison Walker Refractories in Vandalia for a number of years. She then became a CNA and later a CMT and worked for over 15 years at Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia. Sharon retired in 2010 due to health reasons but continued to make visits to TCCC. She was a long-time member of the First Christian Church in Vandalia and she also had many hobbies. Sharon was quite an accomplished artist and enjoyed painting and drawing. She also spent time crocheting, gardening, cooking, feeding and watching her hummingbirds. Sharon really loved playing with and spending time with her pet Chihuahua.

Born: June 17, 1950 in Hannibal, Missouri the daughter of William Cloyd and Violet Elizabeth (Horton) Neal Sr.

Survivors include: two brothers, Billy and wife, Linda Neal of New Bern, North Carolina; Mike and wife, Martha Neal of Mexico; five sisters: Nelva Owens of Bowling Green; Barabara and husband, Allen Snodgrass of rural Vandalia; Marilyn Rhoades of Vandalia; Karolyn and husband, Bob Green of rural Vandalia; Nena Neal of Vandalia; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents and one brother, Nelson Neal.

Memorials are encouraged to the J. B. and Greta Cancer Center in Mexico, Missouri 65265.

   
April 30, 2013
Livingston, Gerald E. age 80 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Monday, May 6, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until noon at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Monday, May 6, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Adam Finney.
Music provided by: selected favorite songs.
Interment of his cremains will be in the Vandalia Cemetery at a later date.
Pallbearers:

Gerald Eugene Livingston passed away at 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at the Golden Living Center - Pin Oaks in Mexico, Missouri. He attended area schools and was a 1950 Vandalia High School graduate. Gerald then attended the University of Missouri in Columbia and graduated in 1954 with a bachelor of science degree. He served two years in the U. S. Air Force as the Personnel Officer for the Headquarters Squadron of the 366th Fighter Bomber Wing at England Air Force Base in Alexandria, Louisiana. After his service, he worked for a trucking company in Caseyville, Illinois and then an insurance company in Collinsville, Illinois. Gerald then worked for five years as the operations manager for the trucking division at Wetterau Foods. He then started St. Louis Trailer Sales and Leasing company, which he owned and managed for nearly 15 years. During much of this time, Gerald farmed near Vandalia and then continued farming until he retired, around late 1999. He attended the Lutheran Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and watching Mizzou basketball and football.

Born: November 6, 1932 in rural Pike County, east of Vandalia the son of Gerald Dean and Oma D'Arline (Cook) Livingston.

Married: Carolyn J. Neal in Columbia, Missouri on February 18, 1955.

Survivors include: two sons, Christopher J. Livingston of rural Vandalia; Gregory J. and wife, Brenda Livingston of Chesterfield, Missouri; one daughter, Candace L. and husband, Daniel Briggs of Carmel, Indiana; four granddaughters: Alexandra C. Briggs, Anastasia D. Briggs, Alexix L. Livingston and Aleah G. Livingston.

Preceded in death by: parents.

Memorials are encouraged to the donor's choice.

   
April 29, 2013
Motley, Clara Belle age 97 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the Smyrna Cemetery near New Hartford.
Pallbearers: Darrol Withrow, Dayton Withrow, Christopher Motley, Rick Gilliman, Jamie Logerman and Elbert Logerman.

Clara Belle (Walker) Motley passed away at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 29, 2013 at her home in Vandalia. She lived most of her life between New Hartford and Vandalia. After school, she started working for Ely Walker Garment Factory in Vandalia as a seamstress for several years. After her marriage to "Doc", Clara Belle became a full-time homemaker on the family farm. She was a longtime member of the New Hartford Baptist Church and enjoyed dancing, embroidery, gardening and canning.

Born: October 6, 1915 in Chattam, Illinois the daughter of John Morgan and Mary Ann (Ramsey) Walker.

Married: Elbert Phipps "Doc" Motley in Bowling Green on June 29, 1940; he preceded her in death on March 3, 1986.

Survivors include: numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, "Doc"; seven brothers: Benjamin Walker, Colbie Walker, Jim Walker, Bill Walker, Gene Walker and Hubert Walker (twins) and Roby Walker; six sisters: Mallie Stinson, Birdie Walker, Ruby Motley, Minnie Motley, Hazel Walker and Ellen Walker.

Memorials are encouraged to American Cancer Society.

   
April 29, 2013
Pargeon, Richard W. age 50 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Service:

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Jeffrey Mims and Mr. Jared Davis.
Music provided by: selected favorite songs.
Interment will take place at a later date.
Pallbearers: Ross Lamme, Jamie Day, Eric Alexander, Dwayne Hull, Jackie Moss, Rusty Harris and Dave Carlson.

Richard Wayne Pargeon passed away unexpectedly at 4:32 a.m. on Monday, April 29, 2013 at his home in Vandalia. He was a lifelong Vandalia area resident and attended Van-Far schools. Shortly after school, Richard started working at Target Aluminum in Vandalia. Throughout the years, he worked many different jobs there, but spent the majority of his time as the supervisor in the window and bay window department. After 20 years at Target, Richard started working at the Hubble Plant in Centralia recently. He enjoyed Facebook, fishing and spending time with his granddaughter.

Born: December 20, 1962 in Louisiana, Missouri the son of Glen Edwin and Norma Lee (Wooten) Pargeon.

Married: Eve Angel Traynor in Louisiana on February 13, 1988.

Survivors include: father, Glen E. Pargeon of Bowling Green; wife, Angel; two daughters: Samantha and husband, Jamie Day of Farber; Dustina Pargeon of Farber; one step-daughter, Amanda Henderson of Kansas City; two brothers, Ralph "Gene" and wife, Brinda Pargeon of Vandalia; Arnold Pargeion of Jefferson City; four sisters, Linda Bogue of Hannibal; Judy and husband, Eddie Dodd of Curryville; Glenda and husband, Bill Cunningham of Bowling Green; Penny Pargeon of Syracuse, New York; one granddaughter, Autumn Donaldson; several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: mother, Norma; two brothers, Eddie Lee Pargeon and Michael Pargeon.

Memorials are encouraged to the donor's choice.

   
April 27, 2013
Schambach, Bonnie S. age 71 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Monday, April 29, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Pastor Frank Welch.
Music provided by: Lorene Syler - pianist; Janice Cummins - soloist.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Casey Schambach, Clinton Schambach, Klayton Haddock, Paul Schambach, Dave Sanders, Bobby Johnson and Frankie Wallace.

Bonnie Sue (Dowell) Schambach passed away at 5:20 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia. She was a lifelong Vandalia area resident and attended area schools. After her marriage to Fred in 1958, Bonnie started working at the Bobby Brooks Garment Factory in Vanalia for several years. She then became a full-time homemaker taking care of and raising the four children. Bonnie then worked at the Tri-County Care Center for over 25 years as the housekeeping/laundry supervisor. She was a longtime member of the Southside Baptist Church in Vandalia. Bonnie enjoyed camping, attending Bluegrass festivals with Fred and spending time with her children and grandchildren. For several years, Bonnie chaired a fundraising drive for MDA at the Tri-County Care Center.

Born: September 17, 1941 in rural Ralls County, Missouri the daughter of Loyd Christopher and Josephine (Benn) Dowell.

Married: Frederick David Schambach Jr. in Hannibal on December 13, 1958; he preceded her in death on June 3, 2009.

Survivors include: three sons, David Wayne and wife, Lori Schambach of rural Middletown; Loyd Dean and wife, Gina Schambach of rural Vandalia; Michael Ray and, Carol Schambach of rural Vandalia; one daughter, Karen Sue and husband, Dave Sanders of Vandalia; one brother, James Christopher Dowell of rural Vandalia; one sister, Judy Ann White of Vandalia; 11 grandchildren: Kayla Myers of Mexico, Clinton Schambach of Vandalia; Kristen Lee and Casey Schambach both of Marceline; Danyelle Pool, Allie Schambach, Emma Schambach, Paul Schambach, Tyler Schambach, Klayton Haddock and Andrew Myers all of Vandalia; also survived by four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Fred; one son-in-law, John Myers.

Memorials are encouraged to the Southside Baptist Church, 805 W. Walsh Blvd., Vandalia, Missouri 63382.

   
April 21, 2013
Givens, Dorothy Alcena age 95 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Jeffrey Mims.
Music provided by: Clarice Cannon - pianist.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Relatives & friends.

Dorothy Alcena (Parsons) Givens passed away at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia. She was a longtime area resident and a graduate of Lincoln School in the class of 1935. Alcena was a licensed beautician for many years; a student of Madame C. J. Walker of Kansas City. She then attended Lincoln University in Jefferson City, with an interest in early childhood education. For several years, she taught and loved children. Alcena was a devoted wife who traveled extensively with her husband for many years in his ministry. She was also a lifetime member of the Second Baptist Church in Vandalia. Alcena loved cooking, keeping a beautiful home and her flower and vegetable gardens.

Born: April 29, 1917 in rural Pike County, Missouri near Hartford the daughter of Clem Marthon and Mary Bell (Carter) Parsons.

Married: William A. Givens on October 25, 1947 in Hannibal; he preceded her in death on October 7, 2012.

Survivors include: one devoted brother, Mython Leon Parsons of Battle Creek, Michigan, a frequent visitor to Alcena; one sister-in-law, Carolyn G. Parks of Aurora, Colorado along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Bill.

Memorials are encouraged to the Second Baptist Church in Vandalia.

   
April 18, 2013
Runyon, Catherine P. age of 79 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Monday, April 22, 2013 from 5 - 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Pastor Jamie Franke.
Music provided by: Barbara Elzea - pianist; Wayne Lynn - soloist.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Doug Bontz, Steve Bontz, Jared Runyon, Frank Welch, Wayne Lynn and Donald Lynn.

Catherine P. (Bontz) Runyon passed away unexpectedly at 9:47 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at the Hannibal Regional Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of the Vandalia area. Catherine worked at the International Shoe Factory in Vandalia for several years and then the Bobby Brooks Garment Factory. She started working at the Tri-County Care Center and worked as a CNA and MedTech there for many years, retiring in 2012. Catherine was a member of the First Christian Church in Vandalia where she taught Sunday School, Bible School and worked in the nursery. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, canning, watching QVC, Cardinal ballgames and she was an avid reader.

Born: December 23, 1933 in rural Ralls County, north of Vandalia, the daughter of Herman Leslie and Willie Faye (Benn) Bontz.

Married: Joseph A. Runyon on December 1, 1951 in Hannibal, Missouri;he preceded her in death on May 26, 1994.

Survivors include: three sons: Joey E. and wife, Kathy Runyon of New London; James A. and wife, Shannon Runyon of Higbee, Missouri; Aaron F. and wife, Karen Frances Runyon of Vandalia; one sister: Donna L. and husband, Donald Hoover of Vandalia; seven grandchildren: Amber Runyon and Jared Runyon both of New London; Rhiannon Runyon and Aidan Runyon both of Higbee; Kristen Rutherford, Kayla Rutherford and Kathryn Runyon all of Vandalia.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Joseph A.; one daughter, Cathy Jo Runyon, who died during childbirth; three brothers: James E. Bontz, Eugene L. Bontz and Floyd F. Bontz.

Memorials are encouraged to the Shiloh Children's Ranch in Shelbina, Missouri.

   
March 31, 2013
Miller, Terry Lee age 65 of Fayetteville, North Carolina formerly of Curryville, Missouri
Visitation:
Friday, April 5, 2013 from 5 - 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service:

Saturday, April 6, 2013 graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the Curryville Cemetery.
Officiating will be: Rev. Jerry Gamm.
Music provided by:
Interment will be in the Curryville Cemetery with full military honors.
Pallbearers: Terry Miller, Creo Lee, Jim Edmond, Doug Carroll, David Carroll and Larry Raney.

Terry Lee Miller passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 31, 2013 at his home in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He grew up in the Curryville and Bowling Green area and was a 1966 graduate of Bowling Green High School. Shortly after graduating, he joined the United States Air Force. Terry served his country in many different parts of the world while in th Air Force. He retired after 20 years of service and had been a flight superintendent during the last several years of his duty. Terry then continued working with the Air Force as a civilian contract worker. He retired just a few years ago and enjoyed his home in Fayetteville, which he had built himself.

Born: January 9, 1948 in Louisiana, Missouri the son of Howard S. and Lenora Maye (Holcumbrink) Miller.

Married:

Survivors include: two brothers, Larry W. Miller of Curryville and Len Miller of Belton, Missouri; also survived by nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents

Memorials are encouraged to donor's choice..

   
March 21, 2013
Jones, Agnes M. age 93 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the First Christian Church in Vandalia.
Service:

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Pastor Jamie Franke.
Music provided by: Brenda Owen - pianist; Wayne Lynn - soloist.
Interment will be in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Charles Bartison, Wayne Lynn, Al Wortman, T. J. Connor, Keith Davis, Thomas Mayberry and Jim Mac Elzea. Honorary pallbearers: Richard Jones, Eddie Jones, Doug Jones and Ben Jones.

Agnes M. Jones passed away at 11:40 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the Golden Living Center - Pin Oaks in Mexico, Missouri. She grew up and attended schools near Warrenton prior to her marriage. Agnes married Herb Jones on July 2, 1935 in Vandalia. After their marriage in 1935, they made their home in Vandalia where she was a full-time homemaker. Agnes also was the bookkeeper for her husband's used car business that spanned some 31 years. Agnes was a longtime member of the First Christian Church in Vandalia where she was a Sunday school teacher and helped with vacation Bible school. She had also been a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club in Vandalia. Agnes enjoyed quilting, crochet, playing cards and her flowers.

Born: June 8, 1919 in rural Warrenton, Missouri the daughter of Otho Cleveland and Mary Grundy (Branstetter) Jones.

Married: Herbert Ezra Jones on July 2, 1935 in Vandalia; he preceded her in death on March 12, 1991.

Survivors include: one son, Herbert Dean and wife, Helen Jones of St. Charles; two daughters: Vickie Lou and husband, Richard Rentfro of Vandalia; Mary C. and husband, Kent Baker of Pittsfield, Illinois; one sister, Dullie Lou Watt of Warrenton; seven grandchildren: Anthony Jones of Webster Groves; Terri Rene Martin of St. Peters; Lauren D. Rentfro of New Lenox, Illinois; Aaron Rentfro Sr. of Vandalia; Christy D. Shelton of rural Vandalia; Geoffrey K. Baker of Pittsfield and Allison N. Myrick of Madison, Mississippi; also survived by six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Herb; three brothers: Forrest Nate Jones, Billy Lee Jones and Tullie Ben Jones.

Memorials are encouraged to the First Christian Church in Vandalia.

   
March 16, 2013
Strother, Garland R. age 77 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home in Vandalia. There will be a Masonic Service held at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Service:

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Rev. Jacob Strother.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery at a later date.
Pallbearers:

Garland Ray Strother passed away at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the family's home in Vandalia. He has been a Vandalia area resident since moving here with his parents in the early 1950's. Garland attended William Jewel College and then began working as a heavy equipment operator. He worked on the Cannon Dam project for a number of years and a stretch of U. S. 61 near Palmyra. Garland then became Assistant Superintendent of the Clinton Powerplant in Clinton, Illinois for ten years. His work then required that he and his family move to San Antonio and Dallas, Texas for several years before coming back to the home base in Vandalia. He then accepted a Superintendent's job in Benton, Illinois. Garland "semi-retired" from construction work and then for another five years, he worked in sales and distribution for Green Supply of Vandalia. Garland was a member of the First Baptist Church in Vandalia and a 50+ year member of Vandalia Masonic Lodge #491. He enjoyed many hobbies through the years but flying and airplanes was his favorite. Garland owned several different planes and was a charter member of the Vandalia Flying Club. He worked on older cars and motorcycles, flying radio-controlled airplanes, horses, riding motorcycles, boating and an avid hunter and gun collector. Garland looked forward to hunting season with his son and grandsons.

Born: November 28, 1935 in California, Missouri the son of George Hamilton and Blanche Elizabeth (Wood) Strother.

Married: Constance Lee Ruggles on January 18, 1958 in University City, Missouri by an uncle, Rev. Lewis Strother.

Survivors include: wife, Connie of Vandalia; one son, Rusty and wife, Jill Strother of Vandalia; one daughter, Cindy Strother of Troy, Missouri; two brothers: Gale F. and wife, Faye Strother of Crystal City, Missouri; Gregory L. and wife, Paula Strother of Salem, Illinois; two sisters: Betty Vinyard of Festus, Missouri and Barbara M. Osbourn of Florida; five grandchildren: Sierra C. Parker of Florissant; Logan R. Strother of Syracuse, New York; Austin R. Strother of Blytheville, Arkansas; Breana J. Coultas of Pittsfield, Illinois and Colton R. Strother of Vandalia; two great-grandchildren: Amiaya Howland and Elijah Howland; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; one brother, Georgie Strother who died at the age of four.

Memorials are encouraged to Masonic Home of Missouri.

   
March 8, 2013
Fowler, Margaret E. age 82 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Sunday, March 10, 2013 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Monday, March 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: Jennifer Gatson - pianist.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Lucas Fowler, Logan Fowler, Donald Edward Fowler, Gary Fowler, Adam Gatson and Greg Gatson.

Margaret Ellen (DeMoss) Fowler passed away at 9:20 a.m. on Friday, March 8, 2013 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. She had lived most all her adult life on the family farm north of Vandalia. Margaret was a 1948 Monroe City High School graduate and attended Northeast Missouri State Teachers College in Kirksville, Hannibal LaGrange College and the University of Missouri in Columbia. After earning enough college hours, she taught school in Monroe City, Butler Country School and Crow Country School. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Vandalia and the 83rd Liberty Belles Club. Margaret helped her husband Don on the farm along with putting in a large garden each spring, canning and growing her flowers. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Born: October 15, 1930 in Coatsburg, Illinois the daughter of Samuel E. and Stella May (Cunningham) DeMoss.

Married: Donald L. Fowler on December 20, 1953 in Vandalia; he preceded her in death on October 26, 1999.

Survivors include three children: Lindsey and spouse, Sharon Fowler of Jefferson City; Glenn and spouse, Jean Fowler of Vandalia; Bruce and spouse, Marthan Fowler of rural Vandalia; one brother, Paul and spouse, Della DeMoss of Novato, California; two sisters: Lois Bequette of St. Charles and Mona Jarman of Honeywell; four grandchildren: Donald Edward Fowler of Madison; Jessie Ann Fowler of Columbia; Lucas Daniel Fowler and Logan Glenn Fowler both of Vandalia; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Don; four brothers: Eldon DeMoss, Edward DeMoss, Gene DeMoss and Lester DeMoss.

Memorials are encouraged to the Alzheimer's Association or to the First Baptist Church in Vandalia.

   
March 1, 2013
McDonald, Glen E. age 93 of rural Vandalia
Visitation:
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 from 5 - 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery with military honors.
Pallbearers: Dale Hopke, Johnny McDonald, Jeff Hopke, Larry Shaw, Dave Hopke and Dwaine Hopke.

Glen Edward McDonald passed away at 8:25 a.m. on Friday, March 1, 2013 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia. He was born, grew up and lived his life on the family's farm south of Vandalia. Glen was a 1937 Middletown High School graduate and served his country in the U. S. Army during World War II. For many years, he attended Central Union Church near their farm. Glen truly loved working his land and raising livestock; a job he held his entire life until his health was such that he could no longer farm. In years past, Glen had been a member of the Vandalia Business and Professional Men's Club and an MFA delegate.

Born: May 5, 1919 in rural Vandalia the son of Riley Norton and Minnie (Clithero) McDonald.

Married: Mary Frances Goodman on March 23, 1946 in Curryville.

Survivors include: wife, Mary Frances of Vandalia; one son, Raymond E. and wife, Carol McDonald of rural Vandalia; one grandson, Chad and wife, Debbie McDonald of Mexico; three great-grandchildren: Cheyenne Skyy McDonald, Daniel McDonald and Jonathon McDonald.

Preceded in death by: parents.

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

   
February 27, 2013
Newland, Mary Edith age 86 of rural Vandalia
Visitation:
Friday, March 1, 2013 from 4 - 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Balwanz.
Music provided by: Ruth Nation - pianist.
Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Andrew Warfield, Wesley Newland, Matt Traynor, Corey Fox, Dave Vandaveer Jr., Larry Finley, Jock Bryson and Aaron Walkley. Honorary pallbearer was Jack Hughes.

Mary Edith (Seeley) Newland passed away at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri. She grew up in the rural Middletown area and attended Swope school. Mary Edith was a longtime member of the Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church near Vandalia where she had served as both a deacon and an elder. She had resided on the family farm south of town, working alongside her husband until his death. She raised chickens, sold eggs and helped her son with the farm for many more years. Mary Edith enjoyed babysitting the grandkids, gardening, yard work and the Monday Study Club.

Born: July 23, 1926 in rural Middletown, Missouri the daughter of Hugh E. and Flossie A. (Cobb) Seeley.

Married: James William "J. W." Newland on December 22, 1945 in Bowling Green, Missouri; he preceded her in death on October 25, 1975.

Survivors include: one son, Terry E. and wife, Lisa Newland of rural Vandalia; three daughters: Peggy Warfield of Berger, Missouri; Selma A. Beedle and John Andrusejko of Vandalia; Davina A. and husband, Tom Hughes of Middletown; two brothers: Loyd and wife, Betty Seeley of Laddonia; Gene and wife, Bonnie Seeley of Vandalia; two sisters: Grace Teacutter of Moberly, Missouri; Dorothy Moore of Auxvasse; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, J. W.; one brother and his wife, Tom and Virginia Seeley; two brothers-in-law: James Moore and Robert Teacutter; one son-in-law, John Warfield; one grandson, James William Newland.

Memorials are encouraged to the Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church in care of Waters Funeral Home, P O Box 84, Vandalia, MO 63382-0084.

   
February 25, 2013
McCurdy, Helen "Pauline" age 73 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 5 - 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Friday, March 1, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Balwanz.
Music provided by: selected favorite songs.
Interment will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery south of Vandalia.
Pallbearers: Brad Howe, Ozzy Picton, Louis Bowers, Dustin Bowers, G. J. Davis, Kyhl McCurdy, Cody Buckholz and Hank Cade Jr.

Helen Pauline (Woods) McCurdy passed away at 11:41 a.m. on Monday, February 25, 2013 at the Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri. She grew up and attended schools in the Martinsburg area. Pauline has lived in the Vandalia area all her married life and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Vandalia. She had worked several years at the Bobby Brooks garment factory in Vandalia and from her home she had been an Avon consultant and a Tupperware dealer for many years. Pauline loved to crochet and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Born: January 1, 1940 in Martinsburg, Missouri the daughter of Malcolm Porter and Onie Elizabeth (Hinton) Woods.

Married: Ralph Wayne McCurdy on November 24, 1960 in Martinsburg; he preceded her in death on April 7, 1982.

Survivors include: one son, Lloyd W. and wife, Paula McCurdy of Vandalia; four daughters: Louise and husband, Danny Picton of Dover, Arkansas; Laverne and husband, Gerald Davis of Laddonia; Chris Gibbs of Vandalia and Lavonne McCurdy and fiance, Hank Cade of Vandalia; two brothers: Bill Woods of Eldon; Carl Woods of Jefferson City and a half-brother, Gary Woods of Terre Haute, Indiana; two sisters: Dorothy Ragsdale of Paris, Missouri and Mary Anna Landis of Mexico; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Ralph; one daughter, Cheryl Lynnette McCurdy who died in infancy and one great-grandson, Ryan Malachi Gene Maiden.

Memorials are encouraged to Vandalia Modern Maturity Center in care of Waters Funeral Home, P O Box 84, Vandalia, MO 63382-0084.

   
February 17, 2013
Werner, Wanda L. age 85 of Vandalia
Visitation:
No visitation was held.
Service:

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., private graveside services were held in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by:
Interment of her cremains will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers:

Wanda Louise (Evans) Werner passed away at 2:55 p.m. on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at the family's home in Vandalia. She was a 1945 graduate of Rensselaer High School and has lived all her married life in Vandalia. Wanda was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia where she and husband Ray Werner were married in 1946. She was also active in the Ruth Circle, helped with Sunday School, Bible School and the nursery. Wanda also enjoyed sewing, embroidery, gardening, flowers and puzzles.

Born: February 27, 1927 in rural Vandalia the daughter of Paul Benn and Louise Anna (Keller) Evans.

Married: Ray Werner on November 3, 1946 at the First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia.

Survivors include: husband, Ray of Vandalia; one son, Leslie E. and wife, Kelly Werner of Sturgeon; three daughters: Cathy L. and husband, Jerry Potts of Montreal, Missouri; Janis R. and husband, Tom Biesemeyer of Columbia and Lydia A. Neill of Vandalia; one sister, Mary Anne Montgomery of Lexington, Missouri; two grandchildren: Christa and husband, Anthony Westhusing of Linn Creek, Missouri; Brad and wife, Staci Potts of Camdenton; three great-grandchildren: Ella Westhusing, Sophia Westhusing and Blake Potts; also survive by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by: parents; two brothers: Jack Evans and Bill Evans; one grandson, Brian Neill.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to Pascales Pals, 1511 Chapel Hill, Columbia, MO 65203.

   
February 9, 2013
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Visitation:
VISITATION
Service:

SERVICES
Officiating will be: MINISTER
Music provided by: MUSIC
Interment will be in the CEMETERY.
Pallbearers:

NAME PLACE OF DEATH, TIME DATE AND BIO.

Born: BIRTHDATE AND PLACE.

Married: MARRIAGE DATE AND PLACE.

Survivors include: SURVIVORS

Preceded in death by: RELATIVES PRECEDED

Memorials are encouraged to CHARITY OR ORGANIZATION.

   
February 3, 2013
Hogue, Jackie "Jack" D. age 73 of rural Vandalia.
Visitation:
No services are scheduled.
Service:

No services are scheduled.
Officiating will be:
Music provided by:
Interment of his cremains will take place at a later date.
Pallbearers:

Jackie "Jack" D. Hogue passed away at 12:31 p.m. on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri. He was a lifelong Farber and rural Vandalia area resident. Jack worked at Ennis Implement Company for several years before starting at NARCO Refractories in Farber. He retired when the plant closed in 2000 after over 30 years of service. Jack worked in many of the departments at NARCO, primarily skidding brick and working as a fork lift operator. He was an avid coon hunter and a member of the Spencer Creek Coon Hunters Club. Jack also enjoyed water racing and fishing.

Born: April 24, 1939 in Farber, Missouri the son of Perry and Opal (Burkhart) Hogue.

Married: Nina Darlene Jennings in Vandalia on December 6, 1958.

Survivors include: wife, Darlene of rural Vandalia; two sons: Dwayne and wife, Vernea Hogue of Laddonia; Dale and wife, Johnna Hogue of Frankford; one daughter, Diana Hogue of St. Louis; one sister, Claudine Hearn of Curryville; three grandchildren: Aleecia D. and husband, Mike Dillon of Eolia; Tristen N. and husband, Donnie Campbell of Laddonia; Thomas A. Hogue of Laddonia; four grandsons: Drake and Malaki Campbell; Joey and Austin Dillon.

Preceded in death by: parents; three brothers: Bill Hogue, Lloyd Hogue and Bob Hogue; one sister, Dorothy Berndt.

Memorials are encouraged to the donor's choice.

   
January 26, 2013
Grimmett, Helen K. age 101 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. until service time at the Second Christian Church in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Second Christian Church in Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Rev. M. Faye Vaughn.
Music provided by: Faith Tabernacle Choir.
Interment will be in the Green Ridge Cemetery in Frankford.
Pallbearers: Ronnie Greene, William Wheeler, Joe Walker, Roger Chatman, Kenneth Wheeler and Michael Reynolds. Honorary pallbearers: James Stapleton, Roy McQuay, Matthew Salmon and Chester Fugate.

Helen Katherine (Porter) Grimmett passed away at 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. She grew up and attended country schools in the Frankford area. Helen was the oldest member of the Second Christian Church in Vandalia. As a member of the church, she was active in the Christian Women's Fellowship and had sang in the Senior Choir. After moving to Vandalia with her husband in 1937, Helen worked for many, many years for Alfred Betts at both his furniture store and at his home. She enjoyed watching television, fishing and barbequing.

Born: December 9, 1911 in Frankford, Missouri the daughter of John and Arphelia (Acuff) Porter.

Married: Harley Grimmett in Vandalia in 1937; he preceded her in death in 1961.

Survivors include: several cousins and special friends, Catherine and Matthew Salmon of Vandalia.

Preceded in death by: parents and husband, Harley.

Memorials are encouraged to the Second Christian Church of Vandalia.

   
January 19, 2013
Parrish, Frances Ann age 88 of Vandalia
Visitation:
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Balwanz.
Music provided by: Mike Ray - pianist.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Mike Ray, Paul Ray, Art Wiser, Paul Galloway, Frank Wallace and Jimmy Robinson. Honorary pallbearers: Dr. Crisanto Gualberto, Ray Werner and Jerry Zimmer.

Frances Ann Parrish passed away unexpectedly at 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri. She was a graduate of Vandalia High School with the class of 1940. Frances Ann attended Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, majoring in history and French and graduated with an AB degree in 1944. She then returned to Vandalia to help care for her father in the late days of World War II. Following his death, she and her sister attended Stanford University in California until her sister's marriage there. After secretarial training in Chicago, she returned to Bryn Mawr College in 1946 to begin a master's program involving research in history at Washington, DC. With heatlh problems, she returned again to Missouri, lived and worked in Columbia, Missouri until an auto accident required home care in Vandalia. After her mother's death in 1974, Vandalia became her permanent residence and she lived in the more than century old home on West State Street. Frances Ann maintained memberships in local chapters of D.A.R. and P.E.O. and was a life member of the American Association of University Women and the State Historical Society of Missouri. She enjoyed the farm planning of her family's 320 acre farm and the continuance of family history in Vandalia through the Vandalia Area Historical Society.

Born: February 25, 1924 in St. Louis the daughter of Dr. John Conley and Mary Alice (Hanna) Parrish.

Survivors include: one niece, Mary Christine Erickson of Rocklin, California.

Preceded in death by: parents; one sister, Mary Ellen Erickson.

Memorials are encouraged to the First Presbyterian Church of Vandalia or the donor's choice.

   
   
January 10, 2013
Clifton, Dora Mae age 84 of Bowling Green
Visitation:
Monday, January 14, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the New Harmony Christian Church near Curryville, Missouri.
Service:

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the New Harmony Christian Church near Curryville.
Officiating will be: Pastor Dawn Turner.
Music provided by: Deborah Kraft - pianist.
Interment will be in the New Harmony Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Ryan Clifton, Derek Clifton, Matt Parks, Joey Palmer, Allen Staton and Allan Kraft.

Dora Mae (Gore) Clifton passed away at 3:20 a.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at the Country View Nursing Facility in Bowling Green, Missouri. She lived most all her life in rural Vandalia or the New Harmony area. Dora Mae was a 1947 Vandalia High School graduate and member of the New Harmony Christian Church, where she was active in the CWF group. She enjoyed embroidery, cooking, gardening, attending horse shows, playing bingo and had been active in the Peppy Circle 4-H Club.

Born: August 27, 1928 north of Vandalia the daughter of Claude Basil and Lora Mae (Powell) Gore.

Married: Vernon Merle Clifton on October 21, 1951; he preceded her in death on October 24, 2000.

Survivors include: one son: Merle L. Clifton and Julie Kendrick of Mexico, Missouri; two daughters: Jane and husband, John Gartman of Bowling Green; Shirley and husband, Stan Geiselman of Burlington, Iowa; four grandchildren: Ryan and wife, Lindsey Clifton of Columbia; Derek Clifton and Allison Tveitnes of Columbia; Sara and husband, Matt Parks of New London; Hanna and husband, Joey Palmer of Bowling Green; three grandchildren: Luke Parks, Layla Parks and Blake Palmer; also survived by nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Vernon; one brother, Powell Gore and one sister, Dorothy Martin.

Memorials are encouraged to the New Harmony Cemetery Association.

   
January 6, 2013
Jennings, Anthony Lee age 15 of Bowling Green
Visitation:
Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 4 - 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Friday, January 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Pastor Don Amelung.
Music provided by: selected favorite songs.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Cory Salmon, John Huff, Seth Martin, Quinton Jennings, Junior Salmon, Will Jennings, and LaDon Salmon

Anthony Lee Jennings passed away unexpectedly early Sunday evening, January 6, 2013 in Bowling Green, Missouri. Anthony was a freshman at Bowling Green High School and attended the Church of the Nazarene in Bowling Green and The Tree of Life Church in Naples. He was a member of the Junior ROTC and band. Anthony enjoyed playing basketball, football, skateboarding, bike riding and swimming.

Born: May 15, 1997 in Columbia, Missouri the son of Cory Lamont Salmon and Kimberly Diana Jennings.

Survivors include: mother, Kim of Bowling Green; father, Cory of Naples, Florida; step-mother, Heather Salmon of Naples; step-father, John Huff of Bowling Green; three brothers: Quinton B. Jennings of Bowling Green; Thomas J. Salmon of Naples; David Gage Huff of Bowling Green; eight sisters: Cynthia R. Salmon and Corrie D. Salmon both of Naples; Samantha L. Huff and Jessica J. Huff both of Warrensburg; Nova Lynn Huff of Jamesport, Missouri; Tristin L. Jennings, Leighya K. Jennings and Romey L. Huff all of Bowling Green; maternal grandmother, Josphine Allison of Laddonia; Connie Salmon of Phoenix; two uncles: LaDon Salmon of Phoenix and Will Jennings of Bowling Green; one aunt, Coletta Eoff of Vandalia; also survived by many cousins.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the family in care of Waters Funeral Home, P O Box 84, Vandaia, Missouri 63382-0084.

   
   

 

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