Obituaries - 2005

December 31, 2005
Evans, Harvey G. age 94
Visitation:
Wednesday, January 4, 2006 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri; an Oddfellows service will follow visitation at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Service:

Thursday, January 5, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, 201 N. Jefferson Street in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Dusty Morgan.
Music provided by:
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers:

Harvey G. Evans passed away unexpectedly with family at his side at 5:49 p.m. Saturday, December 31, 2005 at his home in Vandalia, Missouri.

Born: October 3, 1911 in Farmer, Missouri the son of James Harrison and Gertie (Henderson) Evans.

Married: Hilda Dieckmann on October 5, 1941 in Pike County, Missouri; she preceded him in death on September 29, 2000.

Survivors include: three sons: James and wife, Barbara Evans of Gambrill, Maryland; Paul and wife, Cindy Evans of Farber, Missouri and Robert and wife, Lisa Evans of Blue Springs, Missouri; one daughter, Marcella and husband, Glenn Roethemeyer of Laddonia, Missouri.

Preceded in death by: one half-sister.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

  
December 27, 2005
Herron, Ruth Elizabeth age 90
Visitation:
Friday, December 30, 2005 from 9:30 a.m. until the service time of 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Friday, December 30, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Ken Jarvis.
Music provided by: Joy Davis, organist.
Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Vandalia, Missouri.
Pallbearers: Charles Livers, Warren Cook, James Pete Hays, Billy Hays Jr., Roger Pipkin and Raymond Kirtlink.

Ruth Elizabeth (Inlow) Herron passed away at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday evening, December 27, 2005 at Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. Ruth had grown up in the Hays Creek and Bridgewater area north of Vandalia. She attended area schools and had worked at Ely Walker and Bobby Brooks garment factories in Vandalia as a seamstress. Ruth had also done some babysitting in her home for many years along with being a homemaker.

Born: October 11, 1915 in rural Ralls County, Missouri the daughter of Charles Edward and Birdie F. (Warren) Inlow.

Married: Henry Rickel Herron on October 11, 1978; he preceded her in death in May 1982.

Survivors include: stepdaughter, Ann and husband John J. Foreman of rural Vandalia, Missouri; one sister, Fannie Sue Livers of rural Vandalia, Missouri; several nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.

Preceded in death by: one brother, Stanley Inlow; three sisters, Edna Cook, Alice Brown and Mildred Long.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, P O Box 240, Vandalia, Missouri 63382.

  
December 19, 2005
Glasford, Don Hart age 73
Visitation:
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri; a Masonic Service will be held at 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel after visitation. There will also be visitation from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2005 at Arnold Funeral Home in Mexico, Missouri.
Service:

Friday, December 23, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at Arnold Funeral Home in Mexico, Missouri.
Officiating will be:
Music provided by:
Interment will be in the East Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Mexico, Missouri.
Pallbearers:

Don Hart Glasford passed away at 6:05 p.m., Monday, December 19, 2005 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri. Don was a 1950 Mexico High School graduate and had served in the U. S. Air Force. He had been in the real estate and insurance business for over 45 years in the Vandalia area.

Born: August 3, 1932 in Callaway county, Missouri the son of Earl L. and Dorothy M. (Hart) Glasford.

Married: previously married to Faye Wyatt Varney of Holts Summit, Missouri.

Survivors include: one daughter, Donna and husband, Dr. Joe Corrado of Mexico; five grandchildren, Jason and wife, Charlotte Corrado of Columbia, Missouri; Jaime Corrado of Chicago; Meridith Corrado and Melissa Corrado, both of Los Angeles, California and Matthew Corrado of Columbia, Missouri; twin great-granddaughters, Isabella and Sophia and one sister, Carolyn and husband, Whitney Wallach of Fenton, Missouri.

Preceded in death by: parents.

Memorials may be made to the Vandalia Area Fair Board in care of Mary Jones, 810 N. Lindell, Vandalia, Missouri 63382.

  
December 9, 2005
Lippelman, Melissa Dawn age 30
Visitation:
Friday, December 16, 2005 from 11:00 a.m. until servicetime at Waters Funeral Chapel, 500 S. Main Street, Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Friday, December 16, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Richard Hurtgen.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Vandalia, Missouri.
Pallbearers: Michael Ogden, Jackie Moss, Bobby Moss, Philip Moss, Monte Moss and David Kemp.

Melissa Dawn (Flowers) Lippelman passed away at 1:35 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2005 at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska from transplant complications. Melissa and her family were generous in that Melissa donated her heart so someone else could live. She was a 1993 Van-Far High School graduate and attended Moberly Area Community College. Melissa lived in Vandalia until moving to Moberly to attend college and then lived for several years in Hannibal before moving to Huntsville. She had been active as a Sunday school teacher; was vice-president of the Westran Elementary PTO; had been a Brownie Troop Leader in Huntsville and enjoyed being with children.

Born: January 28, 1975 to Donna Jo Moss.

Married:

Survivors include: her mother, Donna J. Warden of Vandalia and her step-father, Phillip Ogden of Vandalia; two daughters, Kirsten R. Lippelman and Elizabeth J. Lippelman both of Huntsville, Missouri; one brother, Michael Ogden of Vandalia; a niece, Layla Ogden of Vandalia; maternal grandparents, Robert and Josephine Moss of Vandalia..

Preceded in death by: one sister, Brandy Lynn Ball.

Memorials may be made to the Kirsten & Elizabeth Lippelman Education Fund in care of United Credit Union, 210 W. Washington St., Vandalia, Missouri 63382.

  
December 9, 2005
Mulherin, Helen B. age 100
Visitation:
Sunday, December 11, 2005 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Monday, December 12, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel, 500 S. Main Street, Vandalia, Missouri 63382.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: Shirley Forgy - pianist.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Charles Scrogin, Bob Utterback, Paul Galloway, Frankie Wallace, Dave Wilkinson and Chad Wilkinson.

Helen B. Mulherin passed away at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 9, 2005 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri. She had been a homemaker all her life and in her early years had worked as an assistant cashier for the local Vandalia State Bank. She was a high school graduate and had her associates degree from Lexington Business College. She was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church in Vandalia and was a 50+ year member of the Eastern Star. While in the Eastern Star, Helen had served in all the chairs and was a past Grand Matron. Helen enjoyed playing bridge, working crossword puzzles, painting china and growing roses. She was one of the original members of the Round Grove Community Club.

Born: June 27, 1905 in Gallatin, Missouri to Robert and Iva Virginia (Burge) Musselman.

Married: John F. Mulherin on April 9, 1931 in Granite City, Illinois; he preceded her in death on October 17, 1978.

Survivors include: one son, James R. "Jim" and wife, Linda Mulherin of Vandalia; two grandchildren, Lisa Schmidt and friend, Fred Fehr of University City, Missouri and Brian and wife, Stephanie Mulherin of Troy, Missouri; one great-granddaughter, Sofia; one half-brother, John Musselman of Kansas City and one half-sister, Roberta Becker of Kansas City.

Preceded in death by: one sister, Frances McCrary.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

  
December 9, 2005
Maskey, Iva Mae age 102
Visitation:
Sunday, December 11, 2005 from 12:30 p.m. until the service time of 1:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Sunday, December 11, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel, 500 S. Main Street, Vandalia, Missouri 63382.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Balwanz and Rev. Ken Jarvis.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the Fairmount Cemetery in Middletown, Missouri.
Pallbearers: Jim Deppe, Gary Deppe, Terry Maskey, John L. Maskey, Gary Maskey and Bob Jeffries.

Iva Mae Maskey passed away at 7:55 a.m. Friday, December 9, 2005 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. After attending country schools, Mae received her teaching degree from Northeast Missouri State Teachers College and started her teaching career at Pleasant Plains School. In 1927 she started teaching elementary school in the Jennings School District and taught there for over 41 years, retiring in 1968. She then taught two years at a private Catholic school in the St. Louis area before moving to Vandalia. While in St. Louis, Mae received her Masters in Education Degree from Washington University in 1949. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia and enjoyed cooking, baking and staying up on all current news events.

Born: June 9, 1903 in rural Wellsville, Missouri the daughter of Ulysses Grant and Elizabeth Ellen (Rentfro) Maskey.

Married:

Survivors include: nieces and nephews: Delores Deppe of Vandalia; Norma Daniels of Vandalia; Lois Jeffries of Vandalia; Joan Smith of Montgomery City, MO; John L. Maskey of Wellsville; Gary Maskey of Wellsville; Murray Dean Maskey of Wellsville; Shirley Bradley of Mexico, MO; Russell L. Maskey of S. Carolina; Virginia Gregory of Micco, Florida; one sister-in-law: Viola Maskey of Wellsville.

Preceded in death by: five brothers: Forrest, Roy and Grant Maskey who all died in infancy; Eli Maskey and John Russell Maskey; four sisters: Ada Parker, Anna S. Maskey, Althea Hoffmeyer and Lillian Kisor.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Vandalia or to the Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church, Vandalia.

  
December 8, 2005
Smith, James "Jim" Robert age 72
Visitation:
Sunday, December 11, 2005 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Monday, December 12, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Kevin Ford and Rev. Glenn Forman.
Music provided by: Freeda Forman - pianist; Jerry Northcutt - soloist; the Forman family group: Freeda, Glenn, Stephen, Kristy and Stephanie.
Interment will be in the Laddonia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Carl Smith, Mike Smith, Ronnie Smith, Rick Smith, Charlie Bill Crow and David Crow. Honorary pallbearers: Bill Stubblefield, Stephen Forman, George Carlson and Ronnie Ball.

James "Jim" Robert Smith passed away unexpectedly at approximately 10:05 a.m. Thursday, December 8, 2005 in Farber, Missouri. After serving his country with the U. S. Air Force in the Korean War, he worked for two years at the Cutters Laboratory in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He then moved to the Farber area and started working as an electrician for the CE Refractories near Farber for over 27 years, retiring in 1985. Jim then worked part-time as an electrician for the Charleswood Furniture Company in Wright City, Missouri. He was a member of the Elm Grove Baptist Church, where he served as both a deacon and trustee. He was a life member of Vandalia VFW Post 2173 and for years announced the horseshows for the Tri-County Saddle Club south of Vandalia. He enjoyed hunting, NASCAR races, watching the Cardinals and attending gospel music shows.

Born: September 12, 1933 in Wellsville, Missouri the son of George Robert and Nettie Veda (Bentley) Smith.

Married: Monnie Mae Frazier on November 22, 1955 in Rossville, Georgia; she survives at the home.

Survivors include: wife, Monnie of Farber; two daughters, Sharon K. and husband, Mark Johnson of Federal Way, Washington; Janet L. and husband, Michael Love of Hallsville, Missouri; one brother, Stanley Smith of Ashland, Missouri; one sister, Daisy Brown of Jefferson City, Missouri; six grandchildren, Cyndi Love, Michele Love, James Michael Love, Charles Johnson, Thomas Johnson and Sarah Johnson; one great-grandson, Tanner Daly.

Preceded in death by: four brothers: Ernest, who died in infancy; George Smith Jr., Calvin Smith and Byron Smith; two sisters, Ora Mae Rice and Mabel Owens.

Memorials may be made to the Elm Grove Baptist Church or the Farber Fire Department.

  
December 3, 2005
Barnes, Marjorie Ann age 66
Visitation:
Monday, December 5, 2005 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Tuesday, December 6, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Father Patrick Pierceall.
Music provided by: Shirley Forgy - pianist.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Randy Hoyt, Kevin Hoyt, Terry Hoyt, Randy Barnes, Barry Barnes and Jon Barnes. Honorary pallbearers: Larry Hoyt, Tony Hoyt, Tim Hoyt, Michael Hoyt, Rick Hoyt, Brad Hoyt, Darryl Heaton, Darwin Heaton, Wayde Barnes and Adam Barnes.

Marjorie Ann (Hoyt) Barnes passed away at 3:04 a.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2005 at the Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.

Born: April 16, 1939 near Laddonia, Missouri the daughter of Walter Elwood and Clara Ann (Nodler) Hoyt.

Married: G. Ramon Barnes on January 29, 1961 in Laddonia, Missouri; he survives at the home.

Survivors include: husband, Ramon of Vandalia; two sons, Alan R. and wife, Debbie Barnes of Middletown, Missouri; Jeff B. and wife, Jackie Barnes of Arnold, Missouri; two daughters, Ann M. and husband, Greg Love of High Ridge, Missouri; Jill D. and husband, Rusty Strother of Vandalia, Missouri; two brothers, Laurance Hoyt and Teddy Hoyt both of Laddonia, Missouri; one sister, Virginia Barnes of Vandalia, Missouri; 11 grandchildren; Jessica Love, Garrett Love, Brandon Love, Cassidy Love, Logan Strother, Austin Strother, Colton Strother, Makenzie Barnes, Nicholas Barnes, Emma Barnes and Will Barnes.

Preceded in death by: parents and two brothers, Melvin Hoyt and Glenroy Hoyt.

Memorials may be made to UPMC Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, Medical Arts Building Suite 400, 3708 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburg, PA 15213-3405.

  
December 1, 2005
Stroker, Francis P. age 77
Visitation:
Friday, December 2, 2005 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Saturday, December 3, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Kevin Ford and Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: PALLBEARERS

Francis P. Stroker passed away at 1:20 a.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2005 at the Countryview Nursing Home in Bowling Green, Missouri.

Born: DATE, PLACE AND PARENTS NAMES.

Married: Peggy L. Syrkel in Bowling Green, Missouri on December 5, 1952; she survives at the home.

Survivors include: SURVIVORS.

Preceded in death by: PRECEDED NAMES.

Memorials may be made to MEMORIAL NAME.

  
November 27, 2005
Greenplate, Richard "Clay" age 34
Visitation:
Thursday, December 1, 2005 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Friday, December 2, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Balwanz.
Music provided by:
Interment will be in the Farber Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Brandon Wright, Brian Mulherin, Michael Soey, Jason Shaw, Shane Stewart, Jay Wilburn, Lee Scrogins and Marvin Iburg. Honorary pallbearers: Shane Talbert, Jason Utterback, Todd Robertson, Greg Williams Mark McDowell, Brent Rentfro and Clinton Evans.

Clay Greenplate passed away as the result of an automobile accident in Boone County, Missouri at 1:20 a.m. on Sunday, November 27, 2005.

Born: July 28, 1971 in Mexico, Missouri the son of Richard Lee and Carolyn Faye (Williams) Greenplate.

Married: Regina Marie Graham in Cameron, Missouri on April 27, 1996; she survives at the home.

Survivors include: wife, Gina of Columbia; parents, Richard and Carolyn Greenplate of Farber; three sons, Brendan A. Greenplate and twin sons, Tristan C. and Logan G. Greenplate all of Columbia; one daughter, Hannah P. Greenplate of Columbia; one brother, Darin and wife, Kristen Greenplate of Farber; paternal grandmother, Rosie Greenplate of Williamsport, Indiana; maternal grandmother, Gladys Williams of Farber; father and mother-in-law, Jay and Sandy Graham of Cameron, Missouri; brother-in-law, Chris and wife, Tanya Graham; sister-in-law and fiance, Mandy Graham and Matt Smith; one nephew, Gavin Greenplate and two nieces, Kylie and Jenna.

Preceded in death by: paternal grandfather, Lloyd Greenplate and maternal grandfather, Bud Williams.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the Clay Greenplate Memorial Fund, c/o Columbia Municipal Employee Credit Union, P O Box 1487, Columbia, MO 65205.

  
November 23, 2005
Emo, Maurine L. age 90
Visitation:
Monday, November 28, 2005 a private family viewing will take place prior to the memorial service.
Service:

Monday, November 28, 2005 a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. at the Farber Presbyterian Church.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Balwanz.
Music provided by:
Interment will be in the Farber Cemetery.
Pallbearers: PALLBEARERS

Maurine L. (Leet) Emo passed away at 12:20 p.m. at the Lena Nursing Home in Lena, Illinois.

Born: DATE, PLACE AND PARENTS NAMES.

Married: NAME, DATE AND PLACE.

Survivors include: SURVIVORS.

Preceded in death by: PRECEDED NAMES.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made to the Farber Presbyterian Church in Maurine's name.

  
November 22, 2005
Rathburn, William A. "Buzz" age 73
Visitation:
Friday, November 25, 2005 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Saturday, November 26, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church, Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Balwanz.
Music provided by: Helen Jerman, pianist.
Interment will be in the Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers:

William A. "Buzz" Rathburn passed away at 9:43 a.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri.

Born: DATE, PLACE AND PARENTS NAMES.

Married: NAME, DATE AND PLACE.

Survivors include: SURVIVORS.

Preceded in death by: PRECEDED NAMES.

Memorials may be made to MEMORIAL NAME.

  
November 22, 2005
Horton, DorAnna age 86
Visitation:
Friday, November 25, 2005 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Friday, November 25, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Marvin Jones.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers:

DorAnna Horton passed away peacefully at her home in Vandalia at 4:35 a.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2005.

Born: DATE, PLACE AND PARENTS NAMES.

Married: NAME, DATE AND PLACE.

Survivors include: SURVIVORS.

Preceded in death by: PRECEDED NAMES.

Memorials may be made to MEMORIAL NAME.

  
November 21, 2005
Allen, E. Louise age 77
Visitation:
Tuesday, November 22, 2005 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Dusty Morgan.
Music provided by: Carol Kohl, pianist.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Boyce Branstetter, Tony Laird, Roger Hoover, Mike Myers, Bobby Hunn and Jerry Zimmer.

E. Louise (Moore) Allen passed away unexpectedly at her home in Vandalia on November 21, 2005.

Born: DATE, PLACE AND PARENTS NAMES.

Married: NAME, DATE AND PLACE.

Survivors include: SURVIVORS.

Preceded in death by: PRECEDED NAMES.

Memorials may be made to MEMORIAL NAME.

  
November 20, 2005
Jackson, Howard Lee age 62
Visitation:
Wednesday, November 23, 2005 from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the Faith Tabernacle Church of God in Christ, Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at the Faith Tabernacle C.O.G.I.C., Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Richard Smith.
Music provided by: Delores Smith - soloist.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: PALLBEARERS

DECEASED NAME DESCRIPTION.

Born: DATE, PLACE AND PARENTS NAMES.

Married: NAME, DATE AND PLACE.

Survivors include: SURVIVORS.

Preceded in death by: PRECEDED NAMES.

Memorials may be made to MEMORIAL NAME.

  
November 18, 2005
Thomas, Verdella N. age 83
Visitation:
Monday, November 21, 2005 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Revs. R. E. & Jennie Moore.
Music provided by: Deborah Kraft, pianist; Marion Branstetter, soloist and Gerald Keithley, soloist.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Ron Magruder, Raymond Kirtlink, Kenneth Keller, Lewis Brooks Jr., Charles Stack and Lt. Gov. Joe Maxwell. Honorary pallbearers: Juan Jose Pineda, M.D., Joe Bahr, Bill Wooten, Wade Belts, H. Vernon Moore, Gerald Wallace, Joe Branstetter, Erwin Moore, Orville Willis, Dave Davis and Richard Benner.

Verdella N. Thomas passed away at 6:55 p.m. Friday, November 18, 2005 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. After graduating from Vandalia High School in 1940, Verdella worked at the Florsheim Shoe Factory in Mexico for a few years. She also owned and operated three restaurants in Vandalia, first was The Koffee Cup, then The Towne & Country and then The Towne & Country II. Verdella managed the meal catering at the Vandalia Country Club for several years. She was a member of the New Harmony Christian Church and the Modern Maturity Senior Citizens Center in Vandalia. She enjoyed playing cards and bowling.

Born: August 10, 1922 in rural Pike County, Missouri the daughter of Lonnie Lafayette and Naomi Jane (Moore) Flanigan.

Married:

Survivors include: one daughter, Janie L. Thomas of Vandalia, Missouri; several cousins also survive.

Preceded in death by: parents.

Memorials may be made to the New Harmony Christian Church or to the Tri-County Care Center.

  
November 9, 2005
Davis, James E. age 68
Visitation:
VISITATION, DATE, TIME AND PLACE.
Service:

SERVICES, DATE, TIME AND PLACE.
Officiating will be: MINISTER
Music provided by: MUSICIANS
Interment will be in the .
Pallbearers: PALLBEARERS

DECEASED NAME DESCRIPTION.

Born: DATE, PLACE AND PARENTS NAMES.

Married: NAME, DATE AND PLACE.

Survivors include: SURVIVORS.

Preceded in death by: PRECEDED NAMES.

Memorials may be made to MEMORIAL NAME.

  
November 7, 2005
Heaston, Tony Ray age 42
Visitation:
VISITATION, DATE, TIME AND PLACE.
Service:

SERVICES, DATE, TIME AND PLACE.
Officiating will be: MINISTER
Music provided by: MUSICIANS
Interment will be in the .
Pallbearers: PALLBEARERS

DECEASED NAME DESCRIPTION.

Born: DATE, PLACE AND PARENTS NAMES.

Married: NAME, DATE AND PLACE.

Survivors include: SURVIVORS.

Preceded in death by: PRECEDED NAMES.

Memorials may be made to MEMORIAL NAME.

  
November 5, 2005
Fischer, Freddie Joseph age 69
Visitation:
Tuesday, November 8, 2005 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Wednesday, November 9, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Marvin Jones.
Music provided by: selected favorite country songs.
Interment will be in the Laddonia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Loyd Fischer, Loren Fischer, George Fischer, Robert Kemry, Richie Horton and Galen Horton.

Freddie Joseph Fischer passed away at home in Vandalia at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 5, 2005. He had lived his childhood years and attended schools in the rural Laddonia and Martinsburg area. Freddie moved to Vandalia in 1971 and was a welder by trade, working for several businesses and most recently for Paul Goodman. He was a protestant by faith and enjoyed fishing and mowing yards on his riding lawn mower.

Born: September 15, 1936 in Laddonia, Missouri the son of Frank Bernard and Frances Ellen (Bushnell) Fischer.

Married: Della Fern Brookshire on January 13, 1968 in Vandalia, Missouri; she survives at the home.

Survivors include: wife, Della of Vandalia; two step-sons, Jerry Foiles of Vandalia, Missouri; James Foiles of Laddonia, Missouri; two daughters, Donna and husband, Robert Kemry of Vandalia; Kimberly R. Fischer of Vandalia; three brothers, Raymond and wife, Ann Fischer of Laddonia; Lester Fischer of Laddonia; George and wife, Nettie Fischer of Mexico; two half-brothers, Bobby Baird of Columbia and Larry and wife, Johnny Baird of Vandalia; two sisters, Jeanette and husband, Marvin Freeze of Cuba, Missouri and Gladys Smiddy of Gibsonville, Florida; five grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: one brother who died in infancy; four sisters: Mary, Jane, Margaret and Isobel Fischer; one granddaughter.

Memorials may be made to the Audrain City-County Health Unit Hospice, P O Box 957, Mexico, MO 65265-0957.

  
October 24, 2005
Cobb, Joyce Claudine (Bailey) age 57
Visitation:
Saturday, October 29, 2005 from 12:30 p.m. until time of the service at the First Baptist Church in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Saturday, October 29, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Jerry Gamm.
Music provided by:
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers:

Joyce Claudine (Bailey) Cobb went to her heavenly home at 6:21 p.m. on Monday, October 24, 2005 at her home in Rosemount, Minnesota.

Born: December 18, 1947 to .

Married: Ronald Cobb.

Survivors include: parents of Curryville, Missouri; husband of the home; children and grandchildren, Kent, Wendy, Kaitlin, Allison, Kamryn and Lauren Bailey of Ft. Madison, Iowa; Mike, Tami, Jensen and Jaret Bailey of Carmel, Indiana; Kristen, Tom, Madeline and tommy James of O'Fallon, Illinois; Julie Cobb of Roseville, California; one brother, Glen and wife, Carolyn Bailey of Curryville, Missouri and one sister, Jane and husband, Bill Wilkerson of Blue Springs, Missouri.

Preceded in death by: one brother, George Henry Bailey and one sister-n-law, Evelyn Bailey.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 213 N. Lindell, Vandalia, Missouri 63382 or the BGHS Alumni Scholarship Fund, in memory of Joyce Bailey Cobb, c/o Leroy Vogel, 14 N. Court St., Bowling Green, MO 63334.

  
October 8, 2005
Morris, Jacqueline "Jackie" G. age 83
Visitation:
Monday, October 10, 2005 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Monday, October 10, 2005 at 11:30 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Edsell Cunningham, Aaron Moss, Richard Hays, Wayne Hamlett, Gene Traynor and Larry Trower.

Jacqueline "Jackie" G. (Watts) Morris passed away at 1:55 a.m. Saturday, October 8, 2005 at the Hannibal Regional Hospital after a short illness. Jackie moved to Vandalia with her parents at an early age and lived her entire married life in the rural New Hartford area. She attended area schools and was a member of the First Christian Church in Vandalia, Missouri.

Born: November 23, 1921 in Alton, Illinois the daughter of Luther and Flora Lucy (Barnes) Watts.

Married: Emmett "Pete" Morris Jr. on December 21, 1940 in Vandalia; he survives at the home.

Survivors include: "Pete"; one son, Steven Ray Morris of New Hartford, Missouri; one daughter, Sandra K. and husband, Bill Traynor of Bowling Green, Missouri; one sister, Geraldine Kennon of Laddonia, Missouri; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: parents; an infant son, Nicholas Edward Morris; one sister, Mary Fitzpatrick; one granddaughter, Vicki Downey and one great-granddaughter, Brittany Downey.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

  
October 1, 2005
Pew, Melvin Dale age 67
Visitation:
VISITATION, DATE, TIME AND PLACE.
Service:

SERVICES, DATE, TIME AND PLACE.
Officiating will be: MINISTER
Music provided by: MUSICIANS
Interment will be in the .
Pallbearers: PALLBEARERS

DECEASED NAME DESCRIPTION.

Born: DATE, PLACE AND PARENTS NAMES.

Married: NAME, DATE AND PLACE.

Survivors include: SURVIVORS.

Preceded in death by: PRECEDED NAMES.

Memorials may be made to MEMORIAL NAME.

  
September 29, 2005
Hechler, Virginia Lee age 91
Visitation:
Tuesday, October 4, 2005 from 1 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Tuesday, October 4, 2005 graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Vandalia Cemetery in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Pastor Jeff Jordon.
Music provided by:
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers:

Virginia Lee Hechler passed away at 9:15 p.m. Thursday evening, September 29, 2005 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. Virginia has been a lifelong rural Ralls County, Perry and Vandalia area resident. She was a 1933 graduate of Perry High School and worked at the garment factories in Vandalia and later was a med tech and nurses aide at Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. Her hobbies included fishing, crafts and ceramics.

Born: September 17, 1914 in rural Ralls County, Missouri the daughter of John and Mary (Shaw) Stuller.

Married: George Edward Hechler in Hannibal, Missouri on September 16, 1939; he survives at the home.

Survivors include: husband, George of Vandalia; one son, Michael E. Hechler of rural Vandalia, Missouri; one daughter, Carolyn M. Stillwell of Marble Falls, Texas; two sisters, Gladys Robinson of Center, Missouri and Reva Moellenbeck of St. Peters, Missouri; one grandson, Gabriel Hechler of New Orleans.

Preceded in death by: one brother, John H. Stuller.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

  
September 20, 2005
Lewis, Lillian P. age 90
Visitation:
Friday, September 23, 2005 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Saturday, September 24, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Balwanz.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Vandalia, Missouri.
Pallbearers: Dan Welch, Brad Welch, Scott Welch, Mark Lewis, Tony Lewis and Jeremy Hodde. Honorary pallbearers: Bill Herring, Dan Saal and Travis Mudd.

Lillian P. Lewis passed away unexpectedly Tuesday morning, September 20, 2005 at her home in Vandalia. She attended schools in the rural Elsberry area and has been a lifelong adult Vandalia area resident. After marrying Floyd in 1931, they spent most of their married life farming south of Vandalia. Lillian was active in Democratic politics and assisted her husband in campaigning when he was Eastern District Judge of Audrain Court from 1968 to 1982. She was a member and past president of the Audrain County Women's Democratic Club and a long-time member of Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church where she served as both an elder and deacon. Lillian also served 11 years as a 4-H leader, was PTA president, past president of American War Dads Auxiliary Chapter 104, past president of Prairie Mound Extension Homemakers Club and past president of the Audrain County Homemakers Council. She was also a past president of the Vandalia Memorial Auxiliary to VFW Post 2173 and is a past noble grand in Frances Willard Rebekah Lodge No. 280 where she also served as district deputy president, president of Assembly of District 13, and received the Decoration of Chivalry.

Born: September 21, 1914 in rural Elsberry, Missouri the daughter of August Henry Daniel and Laura Jane (Blankenship) Teacutter.

Married: Floyd Newton Lewis on July 25, 1931 in Troy, Missouri; he preceded her in death on May 20, 2001.

Survivors include: three sons, Marvin Wayne Lewis of Bourbonais, Illinois; Richard Dane and wife, Vikkie Lewis of Hannibal, Missouri; Floyd Randall Lewis of Vandalia; three daughters, Rosalind LaVerne and husband, Clarence Welch of Vandalia; Sherri Elaine Lewis of Quincy, Illinois and Judith Kay and husband, Virgil McMackin of Peoria, Illinois; two brothers, Leo Teacutter of Mexico, Missouri and Robert Eugene Teacutter of Cairo, Missouri; 22 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents, one brother, Cecil Teacutter and one sister, Irene Graves.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church, Vandalia, Missouri.

  
August 30, 2005
Burnett, Rodney A. age 52
Visitation:
Thursday, September 1, 2005 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Friday, September 2, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: Denise Allen, pianist; Debbie Salois, Janet Epperson, Barb Straube and John Wallace, vocalists.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Tom Spradling, Mike Martin, Ernie Duckworth, P. A. Hull, Keith Pease and Jerry Epperson. Honorary pallbearers: Craig Fennewald, Rodney Martin and Eugene McDonald.

Rodney Alvin Burnett passed away at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 30, 2005 at his home north of Vandalia after a long illness. Rodney was a lifelong Vandalia area resident and a member of the Van-Far Class of 1971. He had farmed all of his life and had worked at North American Refractories in Farber for many years. Most recently, Rodney had worked at Epperson farms until his health prevented him from working any longer. Rodney was a member of the First Baptist Church in Vandalia and he enjoyed basketball and NASCAR racing. He especially enjoyed watching his son, Benny, race his Dwarf Car.

Born: July 8, 1953 in Hannibal, Missouri the son of Alvin and Carole Jean (Winders) Burnett.

Married: Nancy E. Kampeter in Vandalia on October 7, 1972; she survives at the home.

Survivors include: one son, Benny Burnett of Vandalia and his friend, Sarah Hughes of Center, Missouri; one daughter, Allison and husband, Danny Vaughan of Wardsville, Missouri; mother and father-in-law, Vince and Alice Kampeter of Farber, Missouri; one brother, Rick and wife, Carla Burnett of Farber, Missouri; brother and sister-in-laws, Ed and Penny Kampeter of Curryville, Missouri and Barry and Charlene Garrett of Columbia, Missouri; several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents.

Memorials may be made to the Van-Far FFA or the Van-Far Booster Club.

  
August 25, 2005
Johnson, George M. age 74
Visitation:
Saturday, August 27, 2005 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Sunday, August 28, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 213 N. Lindell in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Derek Grigg.
Music provided by:
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers:

George M. Johnson passed away at 1:55 p.m. Thursday, August 25, 2005 at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Peters, Missouri. George was born in Utica, Missouri and spent just a few years in the Hannibal area with his parents before moving to the Vandalia area. George was a 1950 Vandalia High School graduate and after working a few years in Moline, Illinois, he started at Harbison Walker Refractories in the specialty department. He was a panel board operator at Harbison Walker for 51 years, retiring on January 1, 2003. George was active in the First Baptist Church, serving as a Sunday school teacher, trustee and a deacon for over 33 years.

Born: December 22, 1930 in Utica, Missouri the son of Durward Burdett and Lillie (Whalen) Johnson Sr.

Married: Carol H. Allen in Vandalia on July 3, 1954; she survives at the home.

Survivors include: wife, Carol of Vandalia; two sons, Bruce Michael and wife, Brenda Kay Johnson of Oak Grove, Missouri and Dennis George and wife, Lori Lynn Johnson of Foristell, Missouri; one brother, Durward B. Johnson Jr. of Vandalia; four grandchildren, Rhett Michael Johnson, Shannon Kay Johnson, Ashley Louise Johnson and Austin Michael Johnson.

Preceded in death by: parents and two sisters, Lamona Bontz and Velma Caldwell.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, P O Box 64, Vandalia, Missouri 63382 or the American Cancer Society.

  
August 19, 2005
Carver, Geneva Lucille age 82
Visitation:
Sunday, August 21, 2005 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Monday, August 22, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be:
Music provided by:
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers:

Geneva Lucille (Clark) Carver passed away at 2:00 a.m. on Friday, August 19, 2005 at the Westview Nursing Home in Center, Missouri.

Born: .

Married: Althan L. Carver in St. Louis on March 29, 1942; he preceded her in death on Dec. 9, 2000.

Survivors include: one son, Ronald M. Carver of Vandalia.

Preceded in death by:.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

  
August 18, 2005
Gillenwater, Jonathan A. age 23
Visitation:
Sunday, August 21, 2005 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Monday, August 22, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the Farber Christian Church in Farber, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Glenn Mitchell.
Music provided by:
Interment will be in the Farber Cemetery.
Pallbearers:

Jonathon A. Gillenwater passed away at home with his mother by his side at 6:50 p.m. Thursday, August 18, 2005.

Born: April 12, 1982.

Married:

Survivors include: mother, Altha Gillenwater of Farber.

Preceded in death by: .

Memorials may be made to the East End Miracle Walkers Relay for Life.

  
July 27, 2005
Saleh, Jake S. age 5 months
Visitation:
Saturday, July 30, 2005 from noon until time of the service at 1:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Saturday, July 30, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Glen Mitchell.
Music provided by: selected favorite songs.
Interment will be in the Farber Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Lee Olebeare, Bill Vallier, Evan Case and Travis Case. Honorary pallbearers were: George Palmer and John Faron.

Jake Sharif Saleh passed away unexpectedly during the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at his home in Frankford, Missouri.

Born: February 22, 2005 in Columbia, Missouri to Sharif Mohamed and Amanda K. (Haynie) Saleh.

Married:

Survivors include: parents, Sharif M. and Amanda K. Saleh of Frankford, Missouri; two brothers, Tanner Saleh and Bryce Saleh; two sisters, Taylor Haynie and Jessie Saleh; grandparents, Laban and Kim Haynie Jr. of Farber, Missouri; Heba and Wayne Linder of Chesterfield, Missouri; Mohamed and Audrey Saleh of O'Fallon, Missouri; great-grandparents, Theressa and Fred Crandell of Vandalia; great-grandmother, Mary Kathryn Haynie of Farber; two aunts, Jada Haynie of Montgomery City, Missouri and Susie Faron of St. Peters, Missouri; several cousins and many friends.

Preceded in death by: great-grandfathers, Laban Haynie Sr., Marshall Olebeare, Sharifa Hassan Hamdy, Fouad Abd-el-Hamid; great-aunt, Sammarat el-Fouad.

Memorials may be made to SIDS Research Inc., 143 Grand Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63122.

  
July 13, 2005
Stevens, Ruby Mae (Beshears) age 91
Visitation:
Friday, July 15, 2005 from noon until 2:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Friday, July 15, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Vandalia, Missouri.
Pallbearers: Louis Rees, Al Wortman, Herman Wright, Evan Case, Travis Case and Lee Olebeare. Honorary pallbearers are: Robert Hays, Kenneth Herlinger, Bill Fox and Dustin Smith.

Ruby Mae (Beshears) Stevens passed away at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at a caregiver's home in Vandalia. Ruby was a high school graduate and worked for several years at the Ely Walker Garment Factory in Vandalia, Missouri. As an animal lover, she had chickens on the farm and started selling them to various local businesses and individuals. Ruby turned her hobby into a business and was a local egg producer for many years prior to her retirement. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Vandalia and enjoyed caring for animals and attending country music shows.

Born: October 16, 1914 in rural Vandalia the daughter of Everett Lee and Susie Martha (Trower) Olebeare.

Married: Elmer Jack Beshears in New London, Missouri on January 2, 1932; he preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 1979.

Survivors include: four nephews, Lee Olebeare of Vandalia; Travis and wife, Nancy Case of Vandalia; Evan and wife, Lisa Case of Vandalia; Martin Rector of the state of Florida; two nieces, Kim Haynie and husband, Laban of Farber, Missouri; Rhoda Kennard and husband, Terry of Kirksville, Missouri; special friends, Robert and wife, Lisa Hays of Vandalia; Mabel Goodpasture of Vandalia; Doris and Martha Allen both of Vandalia; many great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins and friends.

Preceded in death by: husband and one brother, Marshall Olebeare.

Memorials may be made to C.A.P.A. Cattery, P O Box 15, Bowling Green, MO 63334-0015.

  
July 11, 2005
McAfee, Shirley A. age 70
Visitation:
Wednesday, July 13, 2005 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment of cremains will be in the Vandalia Cemetery at a later date.
Pallbearers:

Shirley Arlene (Hunter) McAfee passed away at 8:45 a.m. Monday, July 11, 2005 at her home in Vandalia. She grew up in the Edgewood area in Pike County, Missouri and was a 1953 Clopton High School graduate. Shirley lived all her married life in the Vandalia area and was a member of the United Methodist Church in Vandalia. She was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, reading and gardening. Shirley served as the secretary/treasurer for the Vandalia Fire Department for 16 years.

Born: May 13, 1935 in Edgewood, Missouri the daughter of Harry Richard and Mary Frances (Gaw) Hunter.

Married: Harold E. McAfee on December 13, 1958 in Louisiana, Missouri; he survives at the home.

Survivors include: two sons, Ed McAfee of Vandalia, Missouri; Rick and wife, Shelly McAfee of Vandalia; one daughter, Jean and husband, Bob Brody of Vandalia; two brothers, Gerald Hunter of Warsaw and Donald Hunter of Bowling Green; one sister, Sandra Greenlee of Columbia, Missouri; five grandchildren, Jessica Holcumbrink, Heather McAfee, Mitchel McAfee, Madelyn McAfee and Reagan McAfee; one great-granddaughter, Kitson Holcumbrink.

Preceded in death by: parents.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P O Box 972, Mexico, MO 65265-0972.

  
July 6, 2005
Cafer, John E. "Ed" age 83
Visitation:
Saturday, July 9, 2005 from 10:00 a.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Saturday, July 9, 2005 at 12:00 o'clock (noon) at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: David and Rosie Land, pianist and vocalists.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery with full military honors.
Pallbearers: Family members of Mr. Cafer will serve as the pallbearers;honorary pallbearers are: Bob Brinkman, Jim Mac Elzea, Jim Gaw, Ralph Kuda, Don Langford, Jack Shiverdecker and Ray Werner.

John E. "Ed" Cafer passed away at 4:35 a.m. Wednesday morning, July 6, 2005 at the Jefferson City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born: January 18, 1922 in Vandalia, Missouri the son of Perry Dan and Jennie Mae (Davis) Cafer.

Married: Virginia Mae Shaw on August 3, 1941 in Hannibal, Missouri; she preceded him in death on October 13, 2004.

Survivors include: one son, James and wife, Janet Cafer of Vandalia; one daughter, Jeannine Roe of Mexico, Missouri; five grandchildren and their spouses: Dr. Jason Cafer and his wife, Amy of Columbia, Missouri; Elizabeth Cafer Du Plessis and her husband, Ruan of Bloomington, Indiana; Allison Cafer and her fiance, Ben Nelson of Columbia, Missouri; Emily Roe of Columbia, Missouri and Adam Roe and his wife, Rachel of Mexico, Missouri; he is also survived by one great-grandson, Jack Cafer and one great-granddaughter on the way, who will be named Anna Cafer, who is expected to be born about September 10, 2005, both the children of Jason and Amy Cafer; several nieces and nephews..

Preceded in death by: parents, wife and one brother, Howard Cafer.

Memorials may be made to The Church of the Cross, P O Box 28, Vandalia, Missouri 63382.

  
July 1, 2005
George, Mary "Pat" age 81
Visitation:
Tuesday, July 5, 2005 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Derek Grigg.
Music provided by: Shirley Forgy, pianist; Greg McGhee, soloist.
Interment will be in East Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Mexico, Missouri.
Pallbearers: Tim Zimmerschied, Mark Zimmerschied, Jim Cook, Rob Cook and Merle Lee Culwell.

Mary P. (Marshall) George passed away unexpectedly at 5:05 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2005 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. Mary grew up in the Boonville area and was a 1943 Fulton High School graduate. She traveled with her husband while he was in the service and they settled on a farm south of Vandalia in the late 40's. Mary lived in Mexico from 1982 until 2001 and was an active member of the Mexico United Methodist Church. While there she also was an active volunteer at the Veterans' Home in Mexico and her hobbies included fishing, painting, flowers, walking and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Born: March 26, 1924 in Boonville, Missouri the daughter of Una Sutherland and Pearl Ota (Tucker) Marshall.

Married: William W. George in Fulton, Missouri on May 20, 1943; he preceded her in death on February 16, 1989.

Survivors include: two sons, William "Bill" W. and wife, Linda George of Houston, Texas and Craig A. and wife, Jeannie George of rural Vandalia; two daugthers Patricia E. and husband, Ray Zimmerschied of Dayton, Ohio and Sandra K. and husband, Jed Sprague of Atlanta, Georgia; one sister, Martha J. Eckley of Centralia, Missouri; ten grandchildren, Tom Zimmerschied, Mark Zimmerschied, Jim Cook, Rob Cook, Michelle Hart, Shawna Allison, Megan George, Kristen George and Chris Wooten; one brother-in-law, LeRoy Poteet and one sister-in-law, Laverna Marshall; several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: husband, William; three brothers, John P. Marshall, James R. Marshall and Una E. Marshall; three sisters, Thelma O. Caskey, Frances L. Turner and Ellen E. Poteet..

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia.

  
June 8, 2005
Jarboe, Robert "Bob" M. age 78
Visitation:
Friday, June 10, 2005 from 6:00 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Saturday, June 11, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Pastor Ralph Swarthout.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Steve Jarboe, Terry Jarboe, Randy Gregory, Steve Pritchett, Philip Bibb Jr. and Gregg Kent.

Robert "Bob" M. Jarboe passed away at 9:22 a.m. on Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri. Bob attended Middletown schools and after school entered the U. S. Army during World War II. After his service, he married Betty Jane Burgmeyer and they moved to the Vandalia area. Bob started working for the City of Vandalia on the street department and retired in July 1992 after over 41 years of service. His last position was as the street department superintendent. Bob attended the First Christian Church and was an avid gardner. He also enjoyed spending alot of time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Born: January 2, 1927 in rural Middletown, Missouri the son of William Alford and Ruby Lee (King) Jarboe.

Married: Betty Jane Burgmeyer on December 30, 1950 in Bowling Green, Missouri; she survives at the home.

Survivors include: wife, Betty of Vandalia; one son, Richard E. and wife, Gail Jarboe of rural Bowling Green, Missouri; one daughter, Karen F. and husband, Kenneth Jones of Vandalia; three sisters, Alice Pritchett of Bowling Green; Betty Dempsey of Sidney, Ohio and Catherine Page of Galesburg, Illinois; four grandchildren, Steven Jarboe, Laura Kent, Jennifer and Tiffany Jones; one great-granddaughter, Bailee Kent; several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents, one brother, Donald D. Jarboe and one sister, Virginia Gregory.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

  
June 2, 2005
McDannold, Helen G. age 78
Visitation:
Friday, June 3, 2005 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Saturday, June 4, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Milton Baumgardner and Rev. Marvin Jones.
Music provided by: Lorene Syler & Alta Jones.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: David Askey, Eric Carr, Mark Nahrgang, James Nahrgang, Paul Nahrgang and Parker Nahrgang.

Helen G. McDannold passed away at her home in Monroe City at 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2005.

Born: March 9, 1927 the daughter of Harley Keith and Stella Merldine (Pribyl) Michael.

Married: Thomas E. McDannold on July 26, 1945 in Bowling Green, Missouri; he preceded her in death on May 25, 2002.

Survivors include: two daughters, Bonny and husband, Dale Askey of Monroe City, Missouri and Lynne and husband, James Richmond of Moberly, Missouri; four grandchildren, Kelly Nahrgang, David Askey, Eric Carr and Kelsey Richmond; five great-grandchildren, James Nahrgang, Paul Nahrgang, Parker Nahrgang, Hannah Nahrgang and Alec Askey.

Preceded in death by: husband, Thomas.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or the First Baptist Church Building Fund in Monroe City.

  
May 31, 2005
Wasson, James L. age 79
Visitation:
Friday, June 3, 2005 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Saturday, June 4, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Revs. Derek Grigg and Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: Shirley Forgy - pianist and Deanna Divins - soloist.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Lyle W. Thompson, Raymond Thompson, Ronald Thompson, Steve Brookshier, Shane Brookshier, Darrell Doebelin Jr., Jerry Hoagland and Troy Powell.

James L. Wasson passed away at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at Hannibal Regional Hospital. James attended Oak Dale School in rural Ralls county and then Vandalia High School. After school, he entered the service and served in the U. S. Navy from February 16, 1944 to May 21, 1946. James was a Boatmans Mate 2nd Class and served on a mine sweeper in the Pacific and China Sea around Japan. James farmed for many years and then worked for Texgas and Great Plains Gas companies as a service man and then manager from 1972 to 1988. He later drove an LP gas truck for Big River Oil Company in Hannibal, retiring in December 1996. James was member of the Vandalia Fire Department from 1978 to 1990; a life member of Vandalia VFW Post 2173 and a member of the First Baptist Church in Vandalia.

Born: January 29, 1926 in rural Ralls county to Rupert Neal and Neva (Cowden) Wasson.

Married: Ann Riney on April 30, 1948 in Vandalia; she survives at the home.

Survivors include: wife, Ann of Vandalia; one son, Daryl Alan Wasson of Springfield, MO; two daughters, Karen K. Pennington of Vandalia and Rhonda Kaye and husband, Jackie Cantrell of Tuttle, OK; six grandchildren, Alana Ann Pennington of Columbia, MO; Kaitlyn Kaye Pennington of Vandalia; Jesse Alan and Jonathan Cody Wasson of Springfield, MO; Chrissie Lee of Mustang, OK and Candi Perryman of Oklahoma; two sisters, Fern Brookshier of Vandalia and Dorothy Thompson of Laddonia; a host of nieces and nephews..

Preceded in death by: one infant brother, Donald Wasson and a son-in-law, Paul Pennington.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Vandalia or the donor's choice.

  
May 24, 2005
Hansen, James Ronald Jr. age 48
Visitation:
Wednesday, June 1, 2005 from 6 p.m. until the service time of 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Wednesday, June 1, 2005 a memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Carl Lee Whitley.
Music provided by: special music.
Interment of the cremains will take place in the New Harmony Cemetery at a later date.
Pallbearers:

Jame Ronald Hansen Jr. formerly of the Curryville/Bowling Green area died unexpectedly at his home in Lawrence, Kansas on Tuesday, May 24, 2005. Jim was a 1975 graduate of Bowling Green High School and served in the U. S. Army at Fort Sill, Oklahoma in 1976. He was a former resident of Minneapolis and Lebanon, Missouri. After a near fatal car crash in 2000, Jim moved to Lawrence, Kansas for his rehabilitation and physical therapy near his brother.

Born: January 25, 1957 in Louisiana, Missouri the son of James Ronald and Juanita Marie (Green) Hansen Sr.

Married:

Survivors include: his parents of rural Curryville; two daughters, Tabitha and husband, Wyatt Raeger of Troy, Missouri and Ronita L. Hansen of Savage, Minnesota; one brother, C. T. Hansen of Baldwin, Kansas and two sisters, Nellie Rose (Hansen) and husband, Wayne Seiller of Bowling Green, Missouri and Cynthia Marie (Hansen) Glascock and Tom Backer of Louisiana, Missouri; a niece, Marie Seiller of University City, Missouri and Shannon McGeorge and great-nephews, Nathan & Brad Perkins of St. Charles, Missouri, Miranda Brown of St. Charles, Missouri and Katie Backer of Louisiana, Missouri; nephews, Jeff Seiller of Chicago, Illinois; J. R. Brown of Washington, Missouri; Tyler Hansen of Baldwin, Kansas and Christopher Backer of Louisiana, Missouri; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Preceded in death by: grandparents, James G. and Rose Hansen; Clarence Green and Nellie Mae Green Corum.

Memorials may be made to the Rehabilitation Center in Lawrence in care of Waters Funeral Home, P O Box 84, Vandalia, Missouri 63382-0084.

  
May 18, 2005
Beshears, Francis Earl age 87
Visitation:
Thursday, May 19, 2005 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Vandalia, Missouri.
Pallbearers: Scott Burroughs, Shawn Burroughs, Albert Beshears, Paul Thomas, Brian Dean and Wes Orf.

Francis Earl Beshears passed away at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. He was a lifelong Vandalia area resident and farmed in the area from the early 1030's to 1978. After he retired from farming in 1978, he repaired furniture at Waters Furniture Store in Vandalia until 1990. Francis enjoyed playing cards and sharing stories with friends and family.

Born: May 18, 1918 in rural Ralls County, Missouri the son of Francis Earl and Almeda Fern (Evans) Beshears.

Married: Margaret Helen Anderson on September 28, 1940 in Hannibal; she preceded him in death on January 2, 1992.

Survivors include: one son, G. Wayne Beshears of Vandalia; two daughters, Judy A. and husband, Sam Winner of Frankford and Janice G. and husband, Claudie Burroughs of rural Frankford; eight grandchildren, Lisa Winner of Farber; Sheila Thomas of Frankford; Scott Burroughs of Frankford; Sara Dean of Frankford; Shawn Burroughs of Frankford; Albert Beshears of Mexico, Missouri; Kristen Beshears of Mexico, Missouri; Ashlee Bennett of Columbia, Missouri; 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: wife, Margaret; one grandson, Leon Winner.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P O Box 972, Mexico, Missouri 65265-0972.

  
May 11, 2005
Christensen, Candice B. "Cannie" age 88
Visitation:
Saturday, May 14, 2005 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Dr. Kenneth G. Jarvis.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the Fairmount Cemetery in Middletown, Missouri.
Pallbearers: Gordon Houf, Jim Houf, Danny Houf, Steve McDannold, Richard Wasson and Richie Wasson.

Candice "Cannie" B. (Houf) Christensen passed away at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. After graduating from Middletown High School with the class of 1935, Cannie attended the St. Louis Business College for a year. She went to work as an office worker for the Stix, Baer & Fuller Department Store in St. Louis for several years. Cannie then went to work as a clerk at the drugstore in Montgomery City, Missouri. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia and enjoyed reading, gardening and raising flowers.

Born: March 14, 1917 in Montgomery City, Missouri the daughter of Gordon C. and Thora J. (White) Houf.

Married: Walter B. Christensen in Wellsville, Missouri on September 15, 1951; he preceded her in death on May 28, 1987.

Survivors include: two step-sons, Weldon D. Christensen of Tulsa, Oklahoma and J. W. and wife, Ginger Christensen of Bowling Green, Missouri; one step-daughter, Wynona Rose and husband, Richard G. Wasson of rural Vandalia; two brothers, Sam G. and wife, Loretta Houf of Wichita, Kansas and Harry H. and wife, Betty Houf of Wellsville; two sisters, Mabel Cunningham of Montgomery City and Ruth McDannold of Mexico, Missouri; nine step-grandchildren; ten step-great-grandchildren and one step-great-great-grandson.

Preceded in death by: husband, Walter; three brothers, Roy Houf, William Houf and Raymond Houf; three sisters, Evelyn Paris, Virginia Daniels and Alice Garrett.

Memorials may be made to the Tri-County Care Center Activity Department of the American Cancer Society.

  
May 9, 2005
Hoover, Mary H. age 52
Visitation:
Wednesday, May 11, 2005 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the Curryville Presbyterian Church, Curryville, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Jim Williams.
Music provided by: Fay Miller, pianist.
Interment will be in the Curryville Cemetery.
Pallbearers: James Crenshaw, Jamie Comer, Shelby Malcomson, Rick Smith, Kevin Smith and Mike Hull.

Mary H. (Goodhart) Hoover passed away unexpectedly at 10:50 a.m. on Monday, May 9, 2005 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri. Mary was a lifelong area resident and a member of the Curryville Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed as her hobbies reading and walking.

Born: May 14, 1952 in Vandalia the daughter of George Washington and Virginia Irene (Peer) Goodhart.

Married: J. Lavelle Hoover; he preceded her in death on December 28, 2003.

Survivors include: three sons, J. L. Goodhart of Brandon, Mississippi; Jacob and Jason Hoover both of Bowling Green; one daughter, Mary Rene Smith of Mexico, Missouri; two brothers, John Wm. "Jay" Goodhart of Vandalia and John Krigbaum of Holden, Missouri; two sisters, Bonnie Goodhart of Bowling Green and Virginia Sue Jennings of Curryville; five grandchildren and 12 nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband and one brother, Harry Krigbaum.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

  
May 4, 2005
Roberts, Raymond D. age 92
Visitation:
Friday, May 6, 2005 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Saturday, May 7, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: Shirley Forgy - pianist.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Phillip Grote, Justin Grote, Louis Botts III, Mark Benz, George Riley and Rich Allen. Honorary pallbearers were: Edward Parks, Louis Botts II, Alyn Busch, Tom Benz and Vernon Moore.

Raymond D. Roberts passed away at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, 2005 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. He had lived all his adult life in the Vandalia area and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Vandalia. Raymond was a past member of the Vandalia Rotary Club for over 15 years; a volunteer fireman for over 20 years; a member of the Audrain Automobile Association for 10 years and a charter member of the Vandalia Country Club. He enjoyed collecting and restoring antique automobiles and in the mid-1950's built and raced stock cars.

Born: June 3, 1912 near Thompson, Missouri the only child of Peyton Morris and Zeulah Rae (Roberts) Roberts.

Married: Loretta Mae Moore on December 24, 1936 in Wellsville, Missouri; she preceded him in death on September 27, 1956; he then married Hilda Black Collins in November 1971; she preceded him in death in February 2000.

Survivors include: five daughters, Rosetta Joyce and husband, Louis Botts of Hannibal, Missouri; Shirley Jean and husband, Tom Benz of Manchester, Missouri; Martha Charlene and husband, Alyn Busch of Cape Coral, Florida; Linda Fern and husband, Phillip Grote of Bowling Green and Karen Sue and husband, George Riley of Vandalia, Missouri; one step-daughter, Sarrah Ruth Cone of St. Louis; eight grandchildren, Louis Botts III of Kansas City; Mark Benz of O'Fallon; Christine Meyer of Troy; Cari Allen of St. Louis; Justin Grote of Bowling Green; Sherri Doyel, Gary Friday and Robin Edens all of St. Louis; six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; special friend Rich Allen.

Preceded in death by: parents, Loretta and Hilda; one grandson, Brian Keith Grote.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

  
April 28, 2005
Berry, Clifford Leonard Sr. age 83
Visitation:
Tuesday, May 3, 2005 from noon until service time at the Faith Tabernacle Church of God in Christ in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Faith Tabernacle Church of God in Christ in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Richard Smith.
Music provided by: a mixed church choir and Delores Smith singing a solo.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery with full military honors.
Pallbearers: Anthony Chatman, Donnie Chatman, Richard Perkins, Marcus Perkins, Shawn Perkins and Timmy Starks. Honorary pallbearers were: Billy Douglas, Chan Holman, Ronnie Greene, Eddie Wheeler, William Wheeler, George Yates and Art Wiser.

Clifford Leonard Berry Sr. passed away at 8:35 a.m. Thursday, April 28, 2005 at the Truman V A Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. He lived most of his life in the Vandalia area and was a faithful member of the Faith Tabernacle Church of God in Christ. He was also a life member of the Clarksville VFW Post. Clifford served in the U. S. Army during World War II and was in the European Theatre. He worked for over 41 years as a bricksetter at Harbison Walker Refractories in Vandalia, retiring on July 30, 1983.

Born: July 21, 1921 in Paynesville, Missouri the son of Vandivender and Flora Ethel (Daniels) Berry.

Married: Bertie Mae Allison in Vandalia on April 5, 1952; she preceded him in death on October 9, 1992.

Survivors include: five daughters, Joyce Chatman and Brenda Perkins both of Vandalia; Linda Starks and Pamela Hammers both of Columbia, Missouri and Barbara Mahaney of Montgomery City, Missouri; one sister, Geraldine Washington of Spokane, Washington; 22 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: wife, Bertie Mae; one son, Clifford L. Berry Jr. and an infant sister, Anna Berry.

Memorials may be made to Faith Tabernacle C.O.G.I.C. or the American Diabetes Association.

  
April 11, 2005
Spires, Charles Leon "Sweets" age 73
Visitation:
Wednesday, April 13, 2005 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Tom Barnhart.
Music provided by: Jeannie Spires, soloist.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Charlie Spires, Patrick Norris, Paul Dobbs Jr., Randall Gilman, Lloyd Fischer and Melissa Gilman.

Charles Leon "Sweets" Spires passed away at 12:53 p.m., Monday April 11, 2005 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. Mr. Spires was a Vandalia High School graduate and served in the U. S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He retired from Harbison-Walker Refractories in Vandalia on December 31, 1994, after over 31 years of service. He worked as a tow truck operator and got the nickname "Sweets" because he like sodas and candy bars while at work. "Sweets" also farmed in the area and was a Christian by faith.

Born: August 31, 1931 in Bellflower, Missouri the son of Kay and Parthena (Smith) Spires.

Married: Norma Ruth Mills on August 20, 1966; she preceded him in death on August 27, 1998.

Survivors include: one son, Charles L. "Buster" and wife, Jeannie Spires of Frankford, Missouri; three daughters, Janice and husband, Joe Gilman of Auxvasse, Missouri; Kristy and husband, Lloyd Fischer of Laddonia, Missouri; Gail and husband, Paul Dobbs of Brandon, Mississippi; three brothers, Gene Spires and Bill Spires both of Vandalia; Donnie Spires of St. James, Missouri; two sisters, Magdalene Hamlett of Vandalia and Wanda Hobkirk of Vicksburg, Mississippi; two stepsons, Ricky Reed of Laurie and Tony Reed of St. Louis; three stepdaughters, Becky Early, Barbara McIlhatton and Lucy Girard all of Vandalia; 11 grandchildren, 13 stepgrandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and 18 stepgreat-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: two sisters, Sharon Hendricks and Mary Francis Spires.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the church of the donor's choice.

  
April 9, 2005
Hunt, Marvin R. age 80
Visitation:
Tuesday, April 12, 2005 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: Louis Clark, soloist.
Interment will be in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Vandalia.
Pallbearers: Richard Jones, Greg Weaver, Mickey Davis, Tony Laird, Bobby Hunn and Rennie Davis. Honorary pallbearers were David and Allen Rentschler, Michelle and Amy Gallop, Terra and Tanya Ragsdale, Emily Smothers; Tasha, Tiffany and Martin Lennox Jr., Stephenie and Robbie Hunt; Jeb and Jesse Snow; Cherylyn and Charles Riechers; Aaron and Charley Jo Riechers; Kevin Cash, George Hannaford, Marty Nation, LaVonne Jones, Denise Laird, Janice Davis, the late Bobby Dale Davis, Jan Balmer, Bob Hoehn, Patsy Clithero, Scott Wood, Mike Starrett, Vicki Nickens, Sherry Kay Cuno, Ruth Caldwell and Charles Scrogin.

Marvin Roy Hunt passed away at 12:25 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2005 at his dear friend's house near Rush Hill, Missouri. Marvin moved to Vandalia with his family at a young age and lived the rest of his life in Vandalia. He attended Vandalia schools and was a Christian by faith. Marvin was a heavy equipment operator at Harbison Walker Refractories for over 46 years before retiring. In 1972, Marvin became one of the first attendant/EMT for the newly organized Van-Far Ambulance district. He was an attendant from 1972 until 2002 and served as a board member from 1990 until earlier this year. Marvin's hobbies were hunting, collecting and he was a CB enthusiast.

Born: August 19, 1924 in Madisonville, Missouri the son of Roy Byruss and Bessie Rebecca (Bontz) Hunt.

Married: Elizabeth Lucille Pope in Hannibal on December 5, 1943; she preceded him in death on May 28, 1992.

Survivors include: one son, Robert L. Hunt of New Florence, Missouri; two daughters, Linda K. Shaw of Vandalia; Donna J. and husband, Dallas Snow of Mexico, Missouri; four grandchildren, Robbie Hunt; Stephenie Lennox; Jesse Snow and Jeb Snow; three great-grandchildren, Tiffany Lennox; Tasha Lennox and Martin Lennox Jr.; special friends, Cherylyn and husband, Charles Riechers of Rush Hill; several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: one sister, Velma June Martin.

Memorials may be made to the Marvin Hunt Commemorative Plaque.

  
April 7, 2005
Bourne, Mary Elizabeth age 81
Visitation:
Sunday, April 10, 2005 from 1 p.m. until service time of 2 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Sunday, April 10, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Dr. Kenneth G. Jarvis.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Billy Wayne Bourne, Bill Shinn, John Wilson, Patrick Raucher, Paul Gene Galloway and Wayne Hamlett.

Mary Elizabeth (Shinn) Bourne passed away at her home during the early morning hours of Thursday, April 7, 2005. Mary and her family moved to Vandalia when she was a young child and she has been a Vandalia area resident since. She was a Christian by faith and a member of the VFW Post 2173 Auxiliary.

Born: July 29, 1923 near Auxvasse, Missouri the daughter of Ben D. and Mary (Williams) Shinn.

Married: George M. Bourne on December 11, 1953 in Vandalia; he preceded her in death on April 22, 1995..

Survivors include: one sister, Dorothy Thomas of San Antonio, Texas; a brother-in-law, Bill Bourne of Vandalia; a sister-in-law, Lois Shinn Motley of Laddonia; nephews and nieces: Billy Wayne and wife, Janet Bourne of St. Louis; Charles and wife, Terry Thomas IV of San Antonio, Texas; Bill and wife, Diane Shinn of Evansville, Indiana; Mary Beth Green of Rahway, New Jersey; Julie Shinn and husband Bill Mealing of Seattle, Washington; great-nieces and nephews: Renee Aulber Courier, Angela Berry, Lisa Shinn Raucher, Brian Shinn, Chris Bourne and Matt Bourne; a cousin, Katherine Shinn Wilson of Troy, Missouri.

Preceded in death by: parents, two brothers, Harold Shinn and Kenneth Shinn; one niece, Susan Shinn Aulber.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

  
April 5, 2005
Fuller, Harold R. age 89
Visitation:
Friday, April 8, 2005 from noon until time of service at 1:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Friday, April 8, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: Shirley Forgy, pianist.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: David Fuller, Adam Fuller, Ryan Fuller, Charles Forgy, Thomas Spradling Jr. and John Kohl.

Harold Raymond Fuller passed away at 1:17 p.m. on April 5, 2005 at the Columbia Manor Care Center in Columbia, Missouri. Harold moved to the Vandalia area as a boy and was a 1933 Vandalia High School graduate. He was the mold shop foreman at Harbison Walker Refractories for most of the 47 years he worked at H/W. Harold retired from H/W in 1980 and pursued his hobbies of golf, bowling and any type of wood working projects. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Vandalia and was one of the original founders of the Vandalia Country Club.

Born: November 15, 1915 in Jacksonville, Illinois the son of Clarence Leroy and Anna (McHatton) Fuller.

Married: Frances Marie Wilson on July 26, 1936 in Vandalia; she preceded him in death on May 25, 1985.

Survivors include: two sons, Tim and wife, Kathi Fuller of Marietta, Georgia and Tony and wife, Sue Fuller of Columbia, Missouri; four grandchildren, David and wife, Ashley Fuller of Raleigh, North Carolina; Adam and wife, Molly Fuller of Atlanta, Georgia; Ryan Fuller and Lauren Fuller both of Columbia, Missouri; two great-grandchildren, Luke and Kate Fuller; several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: wife, Frances Marie; two brothers, Warren Fuller and Clarence Fuller Jr. and two sisters, Grace Callen and Helen Harrelson.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, P O Box 64, Vandalia, Missouri 63382-0064.

  
April 4, 2005
Culwell, Fayetta Mae age 90
Visitation:
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Lewis Scheffler.
Music provided by: Shirley Forgy, pianist.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jeffrey Culwell, Shannon Culwell Jr., Alan Barnes, Dean Middleton, Raymond Miller and Jerry Froeschner.

Fayetta Mae (Heim) Culwell passed away at her home south of Vandalia at 2:54 a.m. on Monday, April 4, 2005. She was a lifelong area resident, being born in the rural Gazette area and living her entire life around there. Fayetta was a faithful member of the Central Union Church where until just a few years ago, was still playing the piano for church services every Sunday morning. She was always helping her husband and sons with the farming operation and enjoyed quilting, crafts, knitting, crochet and playing the piano.

Born: October 28, 1914 in rural Gazette to William and Lena Mae (Lemasters) Heim.

Married: Samuel Mayo Culwell on August 14, 1937 in Vera, Missouri.

Survivors include: husband, Mayo Culwell of rural Middletown; two sons, Shannon M. and wife, Linda Culwell of rural Vandalia; Merle Lee and wife, Sue Culwell of rural Middletown; one brother, William and wife, Melva Heim Jr. of Bowling Green; four grandchildren, Deborah and husband, Alan Barnes of Middletown; Sheila and husband, Dean Middleton of Vandalia; Jeffrey and wife, Sally Culwell of Columbia; Shannon and wife, Felicity Culwell Jr. of Vandalia; ten great-grandchildren, Makenzie Barnes, Michael and Patrick Culwell, Nicholas and Emma Barnes, Isabella Culwell, Quinten Culwell, Treyson Culwell, Annalynn Culwell and Samuel Middleton.

Preceded in death by: one brother, Wendell L. Heim and one sister, Genevieve Culwell.

Memorials may be made to Central Union Church in care of Waters Funeral Home, P O Box 84, Vandalia, Missouri 63382-0084.

  
March 21, 2005
Maxwell, Catherine M. age 91
Visitation:
Wednesday, March 23, 2005 from 10:30 a.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 11:30 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Dr. Kenneth G. Jarvis.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns, How Great Thou Art and the Old Rugged Cross.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Eugene Wallace, Jim Daniels, Ray Werner, Raymond McDonald, Paul Gene Galloway and Bob Brinkman.

Catherine Margaret (Schriefer) Maxwell passed away at 6:50 p.m., Monday, March 21, 2005 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. A lifelong Vandalia area resident, Catherine attended area schools and was a 1932 Vandalia High School graduate. Before graduating from school, she started working as a seamstress at the Ely Walker Garment Factory in Vandalia. Catherine worked there until her marriage to J. T. Maxwell in 1946. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia and enjoyed reading, crochet and raising flowers.

Born: January 4, 1914 in rural Vandalia, Missouri the daughter of John Fred and Nellie (Barnes) Schriefer.

Married: J. T. Maxwell on May 11, 1946 at the First Presbyterian Church in Mexico, Missouri; he preceded her in death on November 28, 1988.

Survivors include: one sister-in-law, Martha H. Schriefer of Vandalia; very good friends, Lloyd Ray and Juanita Carr of Farber; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: husband, J. T. Maxwell; one brother, John H. Schriefer and one nephew, J. L. Schriefer.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, P O Box 240, Vandalia, Missouri 63382.

  
March 5, 2005
Jackson, John Paul age 57
Visitation:
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Service:

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March 1, 2005
Fowler, Ariel Margaret age 83
Visitation:
Wednesday, March 2, 2005 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Thursday, March 3, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Pastor John Hollenbeck and Pastor George Prior.
Music provided by: Janet Hollenbeck, pianist and Valeta Prior, soloist.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jerry Sumrall, Cecil Pew, Charles Nutt, Robert Bealmer, David Bealmer and Norman McKinney.

Ariel Margaret Fowler passed away at 6:20 a.m., Tuesday March 1, 2005 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. Margaret has lived in Vandalia for many years, being a homemaker and helping her husband W. G. as they owned and operated the Fowler Oil Company in Vandalia. She was a long time member of the Bible Holiness Church in Vandalia and when her health permitted, she enjoyed gardening and sewing.

Born: November 21, 1921 in rural Middletown, Missouri the daughter of Ernest Josiah and Ollie Mae (Shepherd) Trower.

Married: William Glen "W. G." Fowler in Mexico, Missouri on April 21, 1940; he preceded her in death on July 30, 2002.

Survivors include: one son, Glendal W. Fowler of Vandalia; one daughter, Rhonda F. and husband, George Travis Jr. of Vandalia; one grandson, Justin Travis of Jefferson City, Missouri; several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; one brother who died in infancy, Merle Trower; four sisters, Marie Trower who died in infancy; Madeline Woodson, Kathryn Elston and Mabel Williams.

Memorials may be made to the Bible Holiness Church 501 W. Home St., Vandalia, Missouri 63382.

  
February 19, 2005
Todd, Zelma Mae age 93
Visitation:
Tuesday, February 22, 2005 from 1:00 p.m. until service time of 2 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Pastor Terry Kukuk.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: nephews and great-nephews will serve as Zelma's pallbearers.

Zelma Mae (Porter) Todd passed away at 11 p.m. Saturday evening, February 19, 2005 at the Mexico Manor in Mexico, Missouri.

Born: April 30, 1911 in Bellflower, Missouri the daughter of Earl and Lena (Peery) Porter.

Married: Stanley Todd on May 6, 1950; he preceded her in death on January 26, 1997.

Survivors include: one sister, Lucille Goodson of Mexico, Missouri; a number of nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Preceded in death by: husband, Stanley; two brothers, Harold Porter and Verle Porter; one sister, Epsie Hoss.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Mexico, Missouri.

  
February 17, 2005
Bishop, Clarence F. "Buddy" age 72
Visitation:
Saturday, February 19, 2005, there will be no visitation; only a graveside service at Vandalia Cemetery.
Service:

Saturday, February 19, 2005, a graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Vandalia Cemetery under the direction of Waters Funeral Home.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: no music will be provided.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Brian Gatewood, Boyd Laird, Roy Lynn, Dale Gatewood and Warren Bartison.

Buddy Bishop passed away at 3:05 a.m. on Thursday, February 17, 2005 at the St. John's Breech Regional Medical Center in Lebanon, Missouri. Buddy was a lifelong rural Vandalia area resident and had moved recently to Christian Healthcare Nursing Home in Lebanon. Buddy had worked on the family farm all his life and in his younger years did some logging.

Born: March 13, 1932 in rural Vandalia, Missouri the son of Clarence and Opal (Sidwell) Bishop.

Married: Buddy never married.

Survivors include: two sisters, Virginia Darlene and husband, Dale Gatewood of Rockford, Illinois and Mary E. Fielder of Vandalia, Missouri.

Preceded in death by: his parents.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

  
February 11, 2005
Thompson, James Wm. "Bob" age 84
Visitation:
Monday, February 14, 2005 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Dr. Kenneth G. Jarvis.
Music provided by: Joy Davis, organist.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Brent Thompson, Eugene Kirtlink, Raymond Kirtlink, Paul Kirtlink, John Wallace, Frankie Wallace and Rodney Nolan. Honorary pallbearers were: Eugene Wallace, Charles McCollum, Leon Schwab, Kenneth Herlinger, Gary Heim, Norman Heim and Wilber Rentfro.

James W. "Bob" Thompson passed away at 5:28 p.m. on Friday, February 11, 2005 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri. Bob was a lifelong Vandalia area resident and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia. He and his family had farmed south of Vandalia for many years before he and wife Helen moved to town in 1985. Bob enjoyed attending the supper club meetings and playing cards. He also enjoyed gardening and walking around Vandalia.

Born: May 17, 1920 in rural Vandalia the son of Milton Orwin and Susan Jane (Burns) Thompson.

Married: Helen Emma Jean Myrick on October 15, 1955 in St. Louis; she survives at the home.

Survivors include: wife, Helen of Vandalia; one son, Craig and wife, Karen Thompson of Taipei, Taiwan; one daughter, Lisa and husband, Terry Newland of Vandalia; one brother, Milton Thompson of Lebanon; three sisters, Fern Kirtlink of Vandalia; Mary Sue Gibson of Peoria, Arizona and Anna M. Kinnaird of McKinneyville, California; seven grandchildren, Amy, Betsy and Wesley Newland; Peter, Samuel, Jesse and Ema Thompson.

Preceded in death by: one brother, Orwin Lee Thompson and one grandson, James W. Newland.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, P O Box 240, Vandalia, Missouri 63382.

  
February 11, 2005
Moore, Beatrice A. age 95
Visitation:
Saturday, February 12, 2005 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Sunday, February 13, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Marvin Jones.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Darrol Withrow, Marty Withrow, Larry Cloven, Bradley Goree, Matt Graves and Chris Kleindienst.

Beatrice A. (Ames) Moore passed away at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 11, 2005 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. She was a lifelong Vandalia area resident and a member of the United Methodist Church in Vandalia. Bea was a full time homemaker and had worked at the area garment factories as a seamstress and for area restaurants. She enjoyed crochet and sewing.

Born: March 25, 1909 in Jacksonville, Missouri the daughter of John Edward and Sarah Nancy (Haley) Ames.

Married: William H. Moore in 1931 and he preceded her in death on November 9, 1966.

Survivors include: one daughter, Elsie M. Potter of Vandalia; nine grandchildren, Judy Lybarger, Marsha Jeffries, Crystal McCurdy, Anita Potter, Beverly Goree, Lynn McCurdy, Jack Heaston, Charles Potter Jr. and Rita Maloney; 23 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: one son, Harry Moore; one daughter, Alice Moore; one brother, John Ames; two sisters, Frances Fisher and Ida Zitek.

Memorials may be made to the Tri-County care Center Activity Department, Vandalia, Missouri.

  
February 8, 2005
Cox, Mary Evelyn age 64
Visitation:
Friday, February 11, 2005 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Saturday, February 12, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: Shirley Forgy, pianist; Glen and Carolyn Bailey, duet.
Interment will be in the Curryville Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Robby Houchen, Allen Nelson, Keith Nation, Mickey Mink, Rick Windland and Gary Giltner. Honorary pallbearers were: Lukas Hamburg, Michael Cox, Bryce Houchen and Jonah Hamburg.

Mary Evelyn (Thurman) Cox passed away with family at her side on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at 4:25 p.m. at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. She was a lifelong Vandalia/Bowling Green/Curryville area resident and a member of the First Baptist Church in Vandalia. Mary was a 1959 Bowling Green high school graduate and worked at Bobbie Brooks until the factory closed. She then worked as a housekeeper at Tri-County Care Center until 1995, when she retired due to medical disability. Mary enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, reading and watching Mizzou basketball.

Born: August 23, 1940 in Clarksville, Missouri the daughter of Elmer Newton and Mary Louise (Morton) Thurman.

Married: her longtime companion of the last 15 years was Jessie Windland, who survives at the home.

Survivors include: mother, Mary Thurman of Vandalia; one son, Randy and wife, Melissa Cox of Mexico, Missouri; four daughters, Lori Ann and husband, Robby Houchen of New Franklin; Cheryl and husband, Allen Nelson of Auxvasse; Lisa Hamburg of Ashland; Diane Spurlin of St. Louis; her longtime companion Jessie's children, Debra and husband, Bill Willard of Poplar Bluff; Karen Van Boening of Vandalia; Kathy and husband, Tim Merriman of New Holland, Illinois; Rick Windland of Curryville and Robby Windland of Frankford; two brothers, Wayne and wife, Jean Ann Thurman of Curryville and Tom Thurman of Vandalia; one sister, Nancy and husband, Larry Nation of Vandalia; 18 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: her father.

Memorials may be made to Eugenia Wyatt Guesthouse, 317 Business Loop 70 W, Columbia, Missouri 65203.

  
February 7, 2005
Nation, Margery Frances age 92
Visitation:
Thursday, February 10, 2005 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Friday, February 11, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: Sharon Hoehn, pianist.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Steve Breneman, Chris Breneman, Michael Nation, Rick Nation, Kyle Alvis and Mark Hicks. Honorary pallbearers are: Billy Ray Nation, Stanley James, Alan James, Marty Nation, Larry Nation, Don Nation, Harold McAfee and Bill Hicks.

Margery Frances (McAfee) Nation passed away at 2:03 p.m. on Monday, February 8, 2005 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. She was a lifelong Vandalia area resident and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia. Besides being a full time homemaker, she worked as a salesclerk at the Mo. Brokerage Store and P N Hirsch stores in Vandalia. Margery enjoyed gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.

Born: October 15, 1912 in Palmyra, Missouri the daughter of John Cooper and Bessie C. (Baxter) McAfee.

Married: Edward Granville Nation on December 24, 1935 in Vandalia; he preceded her in death on May 23, 1990.

Survivors include: one daughter, Marilyn W. and husband, Jerry Breneman of Vandalia; four grandchildren, Steve and wife, Cathy Breneman of Vandalia; Chris and wife, Maureen Breneman of Lake Ozark, Missouri; Theresa Abbott of Garden City, Missouri; Michael and wife, Tammy Nation of Olathe, Kansas; nine great-grandchildren, Kayla, Connor and Morgan Breneman; Kyle Alvis; Eric and Bradley Abbott; Andrew, Caitlyn and Christopher Nation; one great-great-grandson, Logan Alvis and one daughter-in-law, Dora E. Nation of Garden City, Missouri.

Preceded in death by: one son, Jackie Dean Nation; two brothers, Melvin McAfee who died in infancy and Murray McAfee; two great-grandchildren, Alicia Breneman and Ryan Abbott.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

  
February 7, 2005
Rice, Ellis Edward age 88
Visitation:
Wednesday, February 9, 2005 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Balwanz.
Music provided by: Sterling Holbrook, pianist and Karen Holbrook, soloist.
Interment will be in the Buffalo Church Cemetery near Louisiana, Missouri.
Pallbearers: Bob Jerman, Gary Nolan, Harold Coy Wilson, Roger Young, Mike Love and Ronnie Heaton.

Ellis Edward Rice passed away at 4:20 a.m. on Monday, February 7, 2005 at the Beth Haven Nursing Home in Hannibal, Missouri. He was a lifelong rural Laddonia and Hallsville area resident. Ellis was a member of the Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church and a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge. He had worked for many years and retired from the Missouri Department of Transportation in 1978. Ellis also farmed south of Vandalia for many years.

Born: May 18, 1916 in Wellsville, Missouri the son of Charles and Alice May (Rubey) Rice.

Married: Ora Mae Smith on May 25, 1941 in Wellsville, Missouri; she preceded him in death on October 16, 1989. He then married Dorothy Hill, who survives.

Survivors include: one son, Dr. William E. and wife, Edie Rice of Monroe City, Missouri; four grandchildren, Charles and wife, Ann Rice of Greencastle, Pennsylvania; Tracey and husband, Ted Stuhlman of Summerville, South Carolina; Dr. William E. and wife, Cynthia Rice of Carl Junction, Missouri; Elizabeth and husband, Tron Jordheim of Columbia, Missouri; seven great-grandchildren, Heather and Eddie Rice; Saura and Theodore "TJ" Stuhlman; Allee Rice; Helena and Carolyn Jordheim.

Preceded in death by: one son, Edward L. Rice and one sister, Mary Rice Stone.

Memorials may be made to the Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church or the Buffalo Church Cemetery Association.

  
February 6, 2005
Anderson, Velma Inez age 88
Visitation:
Wednesday, February 9, 2005 from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Wednesday, February 9, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Vandalia, Missouri.
Pallbearers: Mark Hicks, Bill Hicks, Gabe Anderson, Tom Culwell, Sean Cochran and Jerry Sumrall.

Velma Inez Anderson passed away at 4:50 a.m. Sunday, February 6, 2005 at her son's home near Clark, Missouri.

Born: May 16, 1916 in Vandalia, Missouri to Edwin Keithly and Ella Clyde (Huntsman) Waters.

Married: Forrest Lee Anderson in Hannibal, Missouri on February 19, 1944; he preceded her in death on July 9, 1998.

Survivors include: two sons, Larry D. Anderson of Vandalia and Gary L. and wife, Kathryn Anderson of Clark; one daughter, Linda and husband, Bill Hicks of Vandalia; one brother, Woodrow Waters of Vandalia; one sister, Geraldine Pease of Bowling Green; seven grandchildren, Mark Hicks, Melissa Culwell, Gabe Anderson, Tammy Sumrall, Aaron Anderson, Angie Cochran and Eric Anderson; ten great-grandchildren, Pace Anderson, Joshua Cochran, Riley Culwell, Kaylen Culwell, Tesla Sumrall, Taylor Sumrall, Tara Sumrall, Krista Cochran, Jacob Anderson, Blake Cochran and Lindsey Anderson.

Preceded in death by: husband, Forrest; one son, James Edwin "Eddie" Anderson in 1965.

Memorials may be made to Community Hospices of America Foundation, Inc., 1465 E. Primrose, Suite A, Springfield, Missouri 65804.

  
February 4, 2005
Cordry, Marcia Jeanne age 77
Visitation:
Monday, February 7, 2005 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at the First Presbyterian Church, 214 N. Jefferson Street in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Dr. Kenneth G. Jarvis in Vandalia and Rev. Beverly Hovencamp in Washington, Iowa.
Music provided by: Joy Davis, organist.
Interment will be in the Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington, Iowa.
Pallbearers: Alan Adam, Terry Newland, Norman Heim, Eddie Babb, Rennie Davis and Ray Werner.

Marcia Jeanne (Masson) Cordry passed away at 5:10 a.m. Friday, February 4, 2005 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. Marcia was a native of the Washington, Iowa area and graduated from high school there. She also graduated with a business degree from the University of Iowa in Washington. Marcia and husband, Earl started his optometric office in January 1955. She worked as his office manager and was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia, where she taught Sunday school. Marcia also served several terms as a Vandalia Alderwoman.

Born: August 25, 1927 in Washington, Iowa to Daniel Victor and Marcella (Zdarsky) Masson.

Married: Earl R. Cordry on June 19, 1954 in Washington, Iowa; he survives at the home.

Survivors include: husband, Earl R. Cordry of Vandalia; Daniel and wife, Linda Cordry of St. Louis; David and wife, Lynda Cordry of Columbia; one brother, Daniel John Masson of Green Valley, Arizona; two grandsons, Jonathon Cordry and Bryce Cordry.

Preceded in death by: parents.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, P O Box 240, Vandalia, Missouri 63382 or to YMCA of the Rockies, 2515 Tunnel Rd., Estes Park, Colorado 80511-2800.

  
February 2, 2005
Clausen, James "Jim" S. age 70
Visitation:
Friday, February 4, 2005 from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Friday, February 4, 2005 at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Vandalia, Missouri with Waters Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Officiating will be: Pastor Kenneth Schamber.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment of the cremains will be at a later date.
Pallbearers:

James "Jim" S. Clausen passed away unexpectedly at 8:25 a.m. Wednesday, February 2, 2005 at Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri. Jim graduated in the 1951 class from Bowling Green High School and went on to get his four year degree from Northeast Missouri State Teachers College in Kirksville, Missouri (now known as Truman State University). He served in the U. S. Army and then went to work at CE Refractories in Farber for a few years. Jim then became a custodian for the Van-Far High School and Elementary School in March 1976 and retiring in June 1997. He enjoyed fishing, coin collecting and watching the stock markets.

Born: August 1, 1934 in Decatur, Illinois the son of Stanley James and Leah Alice (Farmer) Clausen.

Married: Ethel Ruth Cheney in Farber on September 2, 1972; she survives at the home.

Survivors include: wife, Ethel Ruth of Farber, two sons, Eric C. Clausen of Mexico, Missouri and Todd A. and wife, Sophia Clausen of Liberty, Missouri; one sister, Janet and husband, Marion Wendel of New Hartford, Missouri; three grandchildren, William A. Clausen, Alice E. Clausen and Regina R. Clausen.

Preceded in death by: parents.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

  
January 30, 2005
Bowles, Opal D. age 89
Visitation:
Tuesday, February 1, 2005 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Wednesday, February 2, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the Curryville Baptist Church in Curryville, Missouri under the direction of Waters Funeral Home.
Officiating will be: Rev. Jerry Gamm, Rev. Richard Dismuke and Rev. Harold Dickerson.
Music provided by: Elaine Dameron, pianist.
Interment will be in the Curryville Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Danny Lewis, Floyd Dameron, James Dameron, Gene Traynor, Junior Kerr and Glen McDonald. Honorary pallbearer was Charles Love.

Opal Deane (Hendrix) Bowles passed away at 8:35 a.m., Sunday, January 30, 2005 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. She was a Bowling Green High School graduate and was a lifelong rural Curryville/Vandalia area resident. She worked for a short time at the local garment factory in Vandalia and was a full time homemaker.

Born: June 23, 1915 in rural Curryville, the daughter of Richard Milton and Effie Mae (Kendrick) Hendrix.

Married: James Dudley Bowles on November 2, 1935 in Laddonia; he preceded her in death on February 4, 1993.

Survivors include: one son, Charles Dudley and wife, Joyce Bowles of Crystal City, Missouri; one daughter, Beverly Sue and husband, Kenneth Young of Frankford, Missouri; four grandchildren, Evelyn S Bontz of Vandalia; Karen Miller of Mexico; Charla Bowles Borel of Salem and John Bowles of Crystal City; five great-grandchildren, Christopher Bontz, Ryan Bontz, Megan Borel, Daniel Borel and Christa Carter.

Preceded in death by: one brother, Charles Lewis Bowles and one great-granddaughter, Cassandra Bontz.

Memorials may be made to the Curryville Baptist Church.

  
January 28, 2005
Stuart, Vernon R. age 83
Visitation:
Saturday, January 29, 2005 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Sunday, January 30, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Jim Williams.
Music provided by: members of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Choir.
Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Vandalia, Missouri.
Pallbearers: Jon Grenier, David Hauser, Steve Mullen, Guillaume Marrelec, Brad Becker and Daniel Troesser. Honorary pallbearers: Merle Culwell, Kenneth McDonald, Louis Rees, Donald Ray Morris, Richard Rentfro, Randy Flowers, Mike Lowrance and Raymond Oberhaus. Honorary junior pallbearer will be Jeffrey Fischer.

Vernon R. Stuart passed away in rural Vandalia at 3:35 a.m. on Friday, January 28, 2005. Vernon, better known in the community as "Grandpa" had been a rural Vandalia area resident all his adult life. He had worked for a short time at the Walsh Refractories near Farber and then went into the U. S. Army during World War II. After the service, in 1946, he and Opal Mae moved to the Vandalia area and began farming. Vernon loved to fish, raise livestock and was a frequent visitor to Harold's Barber Shop and Jones Used Cars, trading stories and "news" with everyone. Vernon was a member of the Farber Presbyterian Church and Vandalia VFW Post 2173.

Born: October 30, 1921 in Downs, Kansas the son of William Robert and Eva Mae (Brabant) Stuart.

Married: Opal Mae Reisman on January 3, 1943 in Yuma, Arizona; she preceded him in death on August 1, 1981..

Survivors include: one son, Gayle and wife, Frances Stuart of rural Vandalia; one daughter, Cheryl Oberhaus of Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Evelyn Becker of Paso Robles, Calif.; five granddaughters, Kathleen and David Hauser of Milan, Missouri; Suzanne and Jon Grenier of Rochester, Minn.; Lynette Stuart and fiancee Steve Mullen of Rochester, Minn.; Laura Oberhaus of Paris, France and special friend Guillaume Marrelec of Dunkirk, France and Kim Oberhaus of Columbia, Missouri; several nieces and nephews..

Preceded in death by: .

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Vandalia VFW Post 2173.

  
January 21, 2005
Beedle, Algen L. age 84
Visitation:
Monday, January 24, 2005 from noon until 1:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Monday, January 24, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Keith Borcherding, Travis Brocherding, Troy Borcherding, Bob Freels, Lynn Freels and Duane Freels. Honorary pallbearer will be Gene Freels.

Algen L. (Freels) Beedle passed away at 11:47 p.m., Friday January 21, 2005 at the Mexico Manor in Mexico, Missouri. Algen was baptized into the Presbyterian Church near rural Curryville and attended the First Baptist Church in Vandalia for many years. Before even getting out of school, Algen worked some at the shoe factory in Mexico and later full time there. She also worked at the garment factory in Vandalia for many years. Algen was a lifelong Vandalia area resident.

Born: September 6, 1920 in rural Pike County, Missouri the daughter of George Harvey and Bessie Maggie (Brown) Freels.

Married: William Lowell Beedle on June 13, 1945; he preceded her in death on October 18, 1979.

Survivors include: one brother, Malcolm Freels of Mexico; several nieces and nephews; four sisters-in-law, Juanita Breneman of Laddonia; Rheva Tratchel of Benton City; Alma Beedle of Auxvasse; Betty Abington of Vandalia; one brother-in-law, Don Beedle of Vandalia.

Preceded in death by: husband, William; two brothers, George H. Freels Jr. and Billy Wayne Freels.

Memorials may be made to St. Louis Children's Hospital, One Children's Place, St. Louis, MO 63110.

  
January 16, 2005
Schmidt, Virginia Ann age 89
Visitation:
Friday, January 21, 2005 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Friday, January 21, 2005, a graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. at Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis with Waters Funeral Home in Vandalia, Missouri in charge of the arrangements.
Officiating will be: Rev. John Hollenbeck will officiate at Tri-County Care Center and Gary W. Rahmeyer will officiate at the committal service at Bellefontaine Cemetery.
Music provided by:
Interment will be in the Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.
Pallbearers:

Virginia Ann (LeGost) Schmidt passed away peacefully at 2:48 p.m. Sunday, January 16, 2005 at the Tri-County Care Center, Vandalia, Missouri. Virginia graduated from Webster Groves High School in 1934. After high school she went to work at the Curlee Manufacturing Company in St. Louis in the bookkeeping and payroll department. Then during World War II she went to work for Sunnen Manufacturing Company in St. Louis in the bookkeeping and payroll department. Then after marrying Rowland, they moved to the country south of Vandalia in January 1961. She enjoyed reading, gardening and her birds.

Born: November 27, 1915 in St. Louis, Missouri the daughter of Urbain August and Louise (Hoffmann) LeGost.

Married: Rowland E. Schmidt in Ellisville, Missouri on November 8, 1958; he preceded her in death on December 8, 1998.

Survivors include: one brother, George Adolph LeGost of New Mexico; two nieces, Barbara Riddle and Carol Bister.

Preceded in death by: her husband, Rowland.

Memorials may be made to the Laddonia Food Pantry or the AGAPE House of Vandalia.

  
January 13, 2005
Coke, Cecil Gaston age 85
Visitation:
No visitation is planned at this time, as it was Mr. Coke's wishes to be cremated.
Service:

No services are planned at this time, as it was Mr. Coke's wishes to be cremated.
Officiating will be:
Music provided by:
Interment of the cremains will be held at a later date.
Pallbearers:

Cecil Gaston Coke passed away at 4:40 p.m. Thursday afternoon, January 13, 2005 at his home northwest of Vandalia.

Born: November 10, 1919 in Jessup, Arkansas to Neil and Rebecca (Howard) Coke.

Married: Martha Morris in 1963 in Batesville, Arkansas.

Survivors include: two sons, James M. Coke of Troy, Missouri and Paul V. Coke of rural Vandalia; one daughter, Rebecca J. Coke of Moscow Mills; one brother, Afton Coke of Cave City, Arkansas; one granddaughter, Brandy Coke.

Preceded in death by: one son, John G. Coke and one half-brother, Louis Koch.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

  
January 5, 2005
Saettele, Elsie M. age 97
Visitation:
Friday, January 7, 2005 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Saturday, January 8, 2005 at 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Father Russell Judge.
Music provided by: Sacred Heart Choir.
Interment will be in the Hawk Point Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Ronald Saettele, Danny Saettele, Philip Saettele, Larry Erwin, Neil Saettele and Gary Saettele.

Elsie M. Saettele passed away unexpectedly at 4:05 a.m. on Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri. Elsie was a faithful member of the Catholic Church and moved to the Vandalia area with her husband and son in 1983 from the Middletown area. In her younger years, she had worked at the International Shoe Factory in the St. Charles area and was a full time homemaker. Elsie enjoyed working in her yard and growing flowers.

Born: August 5, 1907 in Troy, Missouri the daughter of Christopher and Nola Frances (Compton) Douglas.

Married: Alfred Henry Saettele on April 29, 1929 in Belleville, Illinois; he preceded her in death on July 16, 1978.

Survivors include: one son, Nolan Eugene Saettele of Vandalia; one sister-in-law, Rosella Saettele of St. Charles, Missouri; several cousins.

Preceded in death by: husband, Alfred and her parents.

Memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 800 S. Lindell, Vandalia, Missouri 63382

  
January 2, 2005
Brown, Janice G. age 103
Visitation:
Wednesday, January 5, 2005 from 12:30 p.m. until time of the service at 1:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel, 500 S. Main Street, Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by:
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jim Wells, Troy Bell, Larry Jones, Gene Brown, Glen Weibel and Gary Bare.

Janice G. (Bratcher) Brown passed away at 7 a.m., Sunday January 2, 2005 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri.

Born: March 28, 1901 in the New Harmony area the daughter of Asa Albert and Minnie Gertrude (Barrett) Bratcher.

Married: Forest G. Brown on December 24, 1921 in Bowling Green; he preceded her in death on January 10, 1949.

Survivors include: one son, Cleo F. and wife, Onema Brown of Mexico; one daughter, Patsy Sue and husband, Elvin Maxwell of Vandalia; one daughter-in-law, Dorothy Brown of Mexico; six grandchildren, Linda and Larry Jones of Independence; Lisa and Troy Bell of Shawnee, Kansas; Vicky and Barry Seitz of Hayden, Colorado; Gene and Sandra Brown of Sarasota, Florida; Karen and Glen Weibel of Joplin and Karla Stockdall of Columbia, Missouri; three step-grandchildren, Brenda and Jim Wells of Bowling Green; Gary Bare of Columbia; Bill Bare of Kansas City; 22 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: husband, Forest; one son, Nelson D. Brown on Jan. 2, 1978 and one great-grandson, Robert Wells on July 1, 2000; three sisters, Aurie Bratcher; Ruby Branstetter and Lucy Ruyle.

Memorials may be made to the New Harmony Christian Church or donor's choice.

  

 

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