Our Obituaries

Betty Shirley Garrett

January 14, 1930 - December 11, 2017

Garrett, Betty Shirley (nee Manley) on Monday, December 11, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Eldon Carl Garrett; dear mother of Terry (Bruce) Garrett-Yampolsky, Jerry (Sherry) Garrett, Susan Duepmann, and the late Linda Garrett; dear grandmother of Kyna Garrett; dear aunt and godmother of Marilyn Sorden; our dear aunt, cousin, and friend.Betty and her husband, Eldon, were Foster Parents for 23...
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Lucien Joseph Matter

October 13, 1928 - December 8, 2017

MATTER, Lucien J. "Bud", 89, October 13, 1928-December 8, 2017. Beloved husband of Jarvalie "Red" (nee Qualls) Matter; devoted father of Rick (Kathy) Matter, Mark (Martha) Matter, and Diane (Bruce) Pruellage; grandfather of 8 and great grandfather of 10. Bud was preceded in death by his parents, Lucien and Catherine (nee Ritter) Matter and his sisters, Florentine (Sr,. Catherine Lucien, CSJ)...
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James L. Smith

August 17, 1945 - December 6, 2017

SMITH, James Leo, 72, baptized in the hope of the Resurrection. Born August 17, 1945 and died December 6, 2017, he was the husband of Francine (nee Diebold) Smith; loving father of Marcia (Duke) Niedringhaus, Julie (Doug) Stanley, Peggy (Greg) Shrader, Jeremy (Stacie) Smith; dear grandfather of Ashley Niedringhaus (Dan Wojno), Megan Niedringhaus-Hill (Evan Hill), Claire Henson, Will Shrader,...
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Denver Dudley Clark

April 19, 1925 - December 2, 2017

Clark, Denver Dudley, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Beloved husband of Dolores E. Clark (nee Curran); loving father of Diane (John) Lee, Denise (Tom) Anderson, Donna (Gary) Grubbs, Darice (Mike) Healey, and Denver (Susan) Clark II; dear grandfather of 15 and great grandfather of 14.Services: Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, December 6, 10...
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Asenath Stella Goetz

July 28, 1927 - November 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Kriegshauser Mortuary-West Chapel, Saint Louis, MO.
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Billy LaFever

June 22, 1931 - November 20, 2017

LaFever, Billy, 86, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Monday, November 20, 2017.Beloved husband of Suzanne LaFever; dear father of Julie (Bob) McGeorge, Will (Lisa), Robert (Karen), James LaFever, and Patricia (Rob) Binek; dear grandfather of Patrick, Michael, Shelley, Brian, Christopher, Matthew, Alyssa, Susie, and Thomas; dear great grandfather of Max; dear son of the late...
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Gayle K. McDonough

August 4, 1921 - November 19, 2017

Gayle K. McDonough (nee' Bardgett), 96, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Sunday, November 19, 2017. Gayle was the beloved wife of the late Colonel James P. McDonough, Sr.; the loving mother of Suzanne J. Jones, Gayle K. (Mark) Drinhaus, and the late Sandy G. (the late Jan) Paynton, the late James P. (the late Gloria) McDonough, Jr., and the late Michael R. (Robbie)...
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Patricia Ruth Cowgur

November 9, 1940 - November 17, 2017

Cowgur, Patricia "Pat" Ruth on Friday, November 17, 2017. Daughter of the late Lloyd H. Helton and Alberta Eileen Helton (nee Stevens); dearest mother of Anthony Nash, Steve (Kim) Nash, and Deborah "Debbie" Fileccia; dear grandmother of Joseph Morales, Toni Fileccia, James and Collin Nash; dear great grandmother of Pete and Killian Morales; dear sister of Paul Helton, Pricilla Webb, and Perry...
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Lynn Elizabeth Boedeker

March 26, 1958 - November 3, 2017

Boedeker, Lynn E. (nee Fallon) fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Friday, November 3, 2017. Beloved wife of John Henry Boedeker; dear mother of Emily (Chris) Dolence and Mary Boedeker; dear grandmother of Jackson, Benjamin, and Charlotte Dolence; dear daughter of Ann and the late Dr. Richard H. Fallon; dear sister of Brian (Dorcas), Malcom (Julie), Lara, and the late Richard ...
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Patricia A. Simmons

December 12, 1936 - November 2, 2017

Simmons, Patricia "Pat" Ann (80), mother, grandmother, great grandmother, wife, sister, and friend, with her family beside her, passed from this earthly life at 2:13 am on Thursday, November 2, 2017. Pat was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey on December 12, 1936. Her family later moved to Paw Paw, West Virginia where she met and eventually married her life-long partner, confidant, lover, and all...
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Warren H. Ludwig

February 17, 1921 - October 31, 2017

Warren H. Ludwig, Sr. passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017 in Pensacola, FL. Beloved husband of the late Helen L. Ludwig (nee Tobias); dear mother of Gilbert (Gail) Ludwig, Linda (the late Tim) Brown, and the late Warren Jr.; dear grandmother Christine (Jason) Works, Stephen (Angie) Ludwig, Jennifer Ludwig, and Thomas Brown; our dear great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and...
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Samuel Nicholas Spehr

July 11, 1985 - October 31, 2017

Samuel Nicholas Spehr, age 32, on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Cherished son of Nancy Fuchs Spehr and the late Steven Spehr. Sam was the grandson of the late Doris & Bob Fuchs, Alice & the late Buzz Spehr, and brother of Jennifer (Dan) Bernsen Szeezil He was a cousin, nephew, friend and a favorite to many. Sam's kindness, big heart and contagious laugh will live in our memories. Sam wished for...
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Michael Eugene Collins

April 19, 1949 - October 29, 2017

Collins, Michael E., fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, suddenly on Sunday, October 29, 2017.Mike is survived by his wife, five children, four grandchildren, mother, two sisters, three brothers, numerous nieces and nephews and a giant network of devoted friends, family, buddies, partners-in-crime and various other riff raff that had the high and distinct honor of knowing this...
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John W. Kourik

March 8, 1923 - October 23, 2017

John W. "Jack" Kourik died October 23, 2017 at the age of 94. He was preceded in death by Rosa May Kourik. He was the dear friend of the late Reva Freund, the father of Janet L. Kourik (the late Susan T. Harris) and Robert (Paula Blaydes) Kourik, the uncle of Richard Tevis, and a friend to many. John was born in St. Louis Missouri to Henry and Blanche (nee' Vaughn) Kourik. After serving his...
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Katherine Fernandez

March 29, 1925 - October 12, 2017

Katherine "Kay" Ritz Fernandez, 92, died on October 12. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Fred and Mae Ritz. She earned a BS in Chemistry from Western Reserve University, and married Louis Fernandez in 1949. Kay and Lou lived in Anniston, Alabama before moving to St. Louis in 1952 and summered on Crystal Lake in Northern Michigan, starting in 1961. She raised five children and was...
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Rich Brown

October 12, 1947 - October 5, 2017

Fr. Rich Brown, s.P., Baptized into the Hope of Christ's Resurrection on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Fr. Rich was born Richard Martin Brown October 12, 1947 in Rochester New York to Abram M. and Blanche R. (nee' Hoffman) Brown. He is survived by two sisters, Judy (Craig) Winchester of Enfield CT and Linda (the late Richard) DeJohn of Rochester; nieces, Stacy (Brian) Buffone, Amy (Eric)...
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Patricia Alice Wemhoener

March 12, 1932 - September 29, 2017

Patricia A. Wemhoener (nee Weinel), 85, on Friday, September 29, 2017. Dear mother of Allison (Jeffrey) Bodenmann, Laurie Cribbs, and Kent (Loretto) Wemhoener; dear grandmother of Grace Bodenmann, Kurt, Tess, and Matt Wemhoener; dear sister of Virginia "Ginger" Weinel and the late Jeannine (the late Paul) Ikemeyer; our dear aunt, cousin, teacher, and a friend to many.Pat earned her...
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Donna Lou Pollmann

August 13, 1934 - September 25, 2017

Donna S. Pollmann (nee Simmons) 83, asleep in Jesus, September 25, 2017. Donna was born on August 13, 1934 to Alvin and Marie Simmons. She grew up in California, Missouri along with her brother, Dean and sister, Rita (Alldredge Marcum). She was baptized in 1934 and confirmed in 1947. It was at California High School where she met her sweetheart, Jesse Pollmann. On June 8th of this year they...
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Louis August Ernst

October 2, 1935 - September 23, 2017

Ernst, Brother Louis August, S.M. died Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Marianist Residence Community in San Antonio, TX. Bro. Louis was 81 years old and had lived Marianist religious life for 64 years. He was born in St. Louis, Mo and met the Marianists at DeAndreis High School. After completing his studies at St. Mary's University, he ministered for three years at St. Joseph School in...
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Madison Louie Ramey

September 3, 1919 - September 12, 2017

Ramey, Madison L (Pete), fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Margaret Mary (Bonnie) Ramey (nee McGowan), dear father of Peter (Martha) Ramey of St. Louis, Michael (Suzie) Ramey of Redmond, WA, Patricia M. Ramey of St. Louis and David (Patricia) Ramey of Hollywood FL; dear grandpa of Brian (Melanie), Eloise, Jordan,...
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Joyce M. Candido

April 16, 1933 - September 8, 2017

Joyce M. Candido passed away peacefully September 8, 2017. She was the beloved mother of Cathye Accardi, Judi Ruder, and James Accardi; loving wife of the late Nick Candido; dear sister of George (Dale) Wood; dear grandmother of Kellye Ruder, Dan (Jackie) Ruder; great-grandmother of Brittany (the late Jimmy) Pigue, Mark Silvia, Andrew and Zack Silvia, Tyler Ruder, and Paige Ruder; great-great...
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Eva Arrine Robertson

July 3, 1912 - September 6, 2017

Eva Arrine Robertson was born in Whitlock, Tennessee on 7/3/1912, the middle daughter of the 63 years long union between Hallet Erie Jackson and Sadie Wofford. She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her two sisters, Mavis Ruth (Terry) and Eron Armanda. All 3 of the girls were born 3 years apart, and died 4 years apart.At an early age, Eva joined the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church...
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Lorraine Felicia Bischof

September 10, 1920 - September 4, 2017

Lorraine F. Bischof (nee' Schnettler) who would have celebrated her 97th birthday on September 10, passed September 4, 2017, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church. Beloved wife of the late Glennon Bischof, the late William Behrens, and the late Charles Bischof; loving mother of Sr. Ann Gregory OP (Betty), the late Carol (Joe) Candela, Bob (Yvonne), John (Peg), Jan (Jim ) Douglas,...
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Edward Ray McLaughlin

May 4, 1923 - September 1, 2017

Edward Ray McLaughlin, 94, was born in McKeesport, PA on May 4, 1923. He attended Capital University, and served in the Pacific as a Marine during WWII. Upon his return home, he married his love of 64 years, Nell Kear. Ray was devoted to his family and friends, was an avid sports fan and participant, and always appreciated a good piece of pie.Edward passed on Friday, September 1, 2017. Beloved...
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Mary Ann Kohl

March 12, 1936 - August 31, 2017

Kohl, Mary Ann; 81 of Dardenne Praire, MO; Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church Thursday, August 31, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Emil J. Kohl; Dearest mother of Margaret Oliveri; Dear grandmother of Sophia (Matt) Blystone, Payton (Danielle Muench), Vincent (Kara) and Alexander Oliveri. Dear sister of the late Patricia McMullen. Aunt of Kevin (Lori) and James (Rita) McMullen...
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Linda Leigh Ott

January 22, 1953 - August 28, 2017

Ott, Linda Leigh born January 22, 1953, entered into her final rest on August 28, 2017. Linda was pre deceased by both her parents, Lawrence and Beatrice Ott; she is survived by her loving step mother, Joan Smith Ott; her dear brother Lawrence (Lisa) Ott Jr of West Chicago IL; her niece and nephew Lauren and Landon Ott; cousins and friends. A graduate of University of Missouri-Columbia where...
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James Demien Dixson

October 14, 1974 - August 27, 2017

DIXSON, James D., 42, suddenly on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Beloved husband of Katie Markovich and loving father of Agnes, James was born in Fairfax, VA to Dennis and Debbie (nee Bloss) Dixson. He is survived by his younger brother and sisters: Taylor (Ellen) Dixson, Maren Keen, Laura Dixson, Ellen (Tom) Noel, and Caitlin Dixson. Uncle to many and son-in-law of Stephen and Susan Markoich...
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George E. Stephenson

October 6, 1921 - August 25, 2017

George E. Stephenson, Sr., of Town & Country, MO, self-made man and product of America's Greatest Generation, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 25, 2017, at age 95. Born on October 6, 1921, in Dixon, MO, to the late Zelma and Frank Stephenson, George attended St Louis Public Schools and Eureka High School, where he played baseball and ran track. After serving his country in the United...
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Edna Ehrlene Sweet

November 2, 1935 - August 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Kriegshauser Mortuary-West Chapel, Saint Louis, MO.
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Helen Lucille Wagner

January 25, 1922 - August 21, 2017

WAGNER, Helen L. (nee Higgins)., 95, January 25, 1922-August 21, 2017. Born in Litchfield, IL and married to James A. Wagner for 57 years. Dear daughter of the late Raymond & Margaret (nee Donneman) Higgins and dear sister of the late Ralph (survived by Anne Higgins) and late brother Donald Higgins. Her husband wishes to express his utmost love and appreciation to RN Services, especially...
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Robert Bart Dillon

August 4, 1927 - August 15, 2017

DILLON, Robert B., 90, on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Katy Dillon for 65 years; loving father of Bobette Dillon, Barry Dillon, Barb (Jim) Keim, Brad Dillon, and the late Brian Dillon; dear grandfather of Jacob, Meghan, Daisy, Christine, Jessica, Katie, Jamie, Brad Jr., and Abby; great grandfather of Eva, Maddy, Sophia, Grace, Barrett, Tyson, Chase, Cayden, Tristan,...
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Steve Hoon Cho

September 26, 1943 - August 14, 2017

CHO, Steve Hoon, 73, on Monday, August 14, 2017. Beloved husband of Myong Ja Shim of 44 years; loving father of Alex (Yukyong) and Michael (Alice) Cho; dear grandfather of Noah, Abigail, Noelle, Jacob, and Josie; dear brother of Chung Hwa, Suk Ho, Chung Ae, Chung Sil, and the late Chung Ja Cho; dear uncle and friend to many. Steve was loved for his kindness, admired for his work ethic, and had...
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Carl William Martin

December 26, 1931 - August 12, 2017

MARTIN, Carl W., 85, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Dear son of the late Lyle and Emma (nee Hartmann) Martin; dear brother of Jean (late Emanuel) Buelter and Joyce (Art) Wernle; dear uncle of Thomas (Katie) Buelter, Roger (Kristi) Buelter, Barbara (Timothy) Thayer, Beverly (Rick) Mallard, Pamela (Mark) Moynahan, Carolyn (Timothy) Garbe; great uncle of 12 and...
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Rudolph E. Catanzaro

May 16, 1927 - August 12, 2017

CATANZARO, Rudolph E., M.D., 90, fortified with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Beloved husband of 58 years of the late Helen (nee Cataldi) Catanzaro; loving father of Paul Catanzaro, Cecilia "Cecy" (Stephen) DeHekker, and Andrea (Lance) Hodges; dear grandfather of Marissa Catanzaro, Kelly (Devin Hines) Catanzaro, Cara (Jared) Wiebel, Brett (Sally O&...
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Kenneth G. Selke

January 3, 1948 - August 11, 2017

Dr. Kenneth G. Selke passed away August 11, 2017. Ken was the beloved husband of Dr. Anita Chacko and the devoted father of Zach, Deeya, and Jedediah; dear brother of Ron (Jana) and Sharolyn; dear son-in-law of Dr. Verghese and Ruby Chacko; dear brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin, and friend to many. Physician, aviator, basketball player, and adventure seeker, Ken will be deeply missed by...
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Cynthia H. Tao

January 1, 1949 - August 10, 2017

Cynthia Tao-Fong, of Clayton, now at rest and with the Lord on August 10th, 2017. Daughter of predeceased John and Linda Tao, beloved wife of James Fong, dear sister to Alexander (Debra) Tao and Michael (Diana) Tao, God mother to Stella Sung, cherished aunt/Godmother to Marcus (Elizabeth) Tao, dear aunt to Amber (Dan) Spraul, great aunt to Maria & Gavin Tao and Daniel Spraul. Dear niece to...
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Nancy L. Vanderlinde

August 22, 1937 - August 8, 2017

Nancy Lee Vanderlinde (nee Willenbrock), Tuesday August 8, 2017Daughter of the late Norma and Erwin Willenbrock of St. Louis, and sister to Jane Altmayer and Mary Lou Hinzpeter. Nancy is survived by her husband, William of Naples Florida, daughters Cynthia and Pamela and two grandchildren, Max and Ella, all residing in in Chicago. Nancy was an avid golfer, loved to dance, read, cook and traveled...
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Catalina Jamieson

February 10, 1934 - July 22, 2017

Catalina "Katy" Jamison on July 22, 2017. Married to the late Charles Jamieson for nearly 50 years. Known for her flair for fashion and larger than life personality, Katy could light up a room with her smile and well-developed sense of humor. Katy was a loved and respected teacher at Villa Duchesne for 37 years; she kept in touch with many of these women well past their graduation. Graveside...
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Janet Ann Zell

March 26, 1935 - July 20, 2017

Janet Ann Zell (née Gerken) at age 82, passed away on Thursday July 20th at Mercy Hospital after months of declining health. She was surrounded by all her family, closest friends and relatives in her final hours and died peacefully. Janet was born March 26, 1935 in St. Louis to Josephine and Fredrick Gerken. She was the oldest of three siblings and was preceded in death by her sister Marilyn...
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Charlie Edward Penn

July 17, 1934 - July 18, 2017

PENN, Charlie, 83, fortified with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Beloved husband of Irene (nee Rosner) Penn for 58 years; loving father of Jan (Ray) Dial, Susan Ronning, and the late Michael T. Penn; father-in-law of Theresa Penn; grandfather of 6, great grandfather of 7, and friend to many.Family, Honor, and the American Legion Post 208 were Charlie Penn's...
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Robert J. Wichlan

July 28, 1937 - July 13, 2017

Robert J. "Bob" Wichlan, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Thursday, July 13, 2017. Beloved son of the late Dovona and Leo; dear brother of Rev. David, Gail Hites, Felix (Carol), Daniel (Barbara), Dennis (Joan), and the late Joyce Wade; dear uncle cousin, and friend to many.Robert was a Chorus Master in Elizabeth, New Jersey.A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, July...
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Mustafa Vefik Onat

August 27, 1926 - July 12, 2017

Dr. Mustafa Onat graduated from Istanbul Medical School in 1949 after completing a rotating internship. He then served one year in the Turkish Army Medical Corp during 1949-1950.Next, Dr. Onat served one year in OB/GYN at the University of Paris. While there, he also did research on the RH Factor and published an article in a French journal.Desiring to learn English, he then came to the USA to...
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Jonathan Mark Brengle

May 3, 1987 - June 30, 2017

Brengle, Jonathan Mark on Friday, June 30, 2017.Beloved son of Mary Ann and the late George B. Brengle; dear brother of David (Melissa) Brengle and Mary Beth Brengle; dearest uncle of Charlotte Brengle; dear grandson of Cordelia and the late David Brengle and the late Lisle and Mary Ramsey; dear step grandson of Kay Ramsey; dear nephew of Kyler (Peggy) Brengle, Joel (Debbie) Brengle, and Max ...
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Julia M. Todd

June 1, 1928 - June 21, 2017

TODD, Julia M. (nee Lowry), 89, fortified with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Wednesday, June 22, 2017. Beloved wife of Herbert Todd; loving mother of Pamela Hendricks, Paula Hurdle, and the late Gregory Hurdle; dear mother-in-law of Fran Hurdle; dear grandmother of Scott hurdle, Christina Hendricks, and Brian Hendricks; great grandmother of Jaylen, Malik, and Imani Hendsricks; dear...
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Quynh Chau

October 11, 1934 - June 20, 2017

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Dorothy A. Grothe

May 9, 1917 - June 18, 2017

Grothe, Dorothy A., on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at the age of 100. Born Dorothy Gruenert on 9 May 1917 to Walter Gruenert and Ida Lenz in St. Louis. Beloved wife of Raymond E. Grothe (deceased); dear mother of Donald (Louise) Grothe and Douglas (Collette) Grothe; dear grandmother of Greg (Bethany) and Brian (Brenda) Grothe and great grandmother of Nora and Gillian Grothe.Dorothy was an avid...
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Joyce Marie Wade

June 13, 1935 - June 11, 2017

WADE, Joyce M. (nee Wichlan), fortified with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Sunday, June 11, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Roy Wade; dear sister of Father David Wichlan, Gail (the late John) Hites, Felix (Carol), Robert, Daniel (Barbara), and Dennis (Joan) Wichlan; our dear aunt, great aunt, great great aunt, cousin, and friend. She will be missed by her beloved dog, Rubee. SERVICES:...
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Virginia Ann Kossman

March 1, 1919 - June 9, 2017

KOSSMAN, Virginia Ann (nee McClain), 98, on Friday, June 9, 2017, at home. Loving wife of the late Fred J. Kossman and Henry Walton; beloved and devoted mother of Joe (Susan) Walton, Cathy Kopp, and Terri Kossman; dear grandmother of Jonathan (Emily) Walton, Michael (Allison) Walton, Melissa (Daniel) Frandsen, and Christa Kopp; great grandmother of Matilda, Skylar, and Ivy; loving daughter of...
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Vincent Peter Clohisy

August 21, 1926 - June 8, 2017

Clohisy, Vincent Peter on fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Thursday, June 8, 2017.Beloved husband of Jan Clohisy; dear stepfather of Roxanne (Denny) Vandermause, Pamela Gardner, Scott (Jennie) Gardner, Patricia (John) Bona, and Timothy (Laurie) Gardner; dear brother of Our dear step grandfather, uncle and friend.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 12pm on Saturday, July...
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Spencer M. Weber

May 5, 1996 - June 4, 2017

WEBER, Spencer Maxwell, 21, on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Cherished son of Danny and Ellen (nee Gregerson) Weber; dearest brother of Samantha; dear nephew of Debbie (Shelton) Singer, Ron (Lori) , Will (Sara), and Tim Gregerson; dear cousin of Bobby, Kevin, Jason, Andy, Aricka, Zachary, Jacob, Schaeffer, and William; and friend to many.Spencer Weber loved life and had many many friends. He had a light...
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Robert E. Cronin

February 17, 1928 - May 30, 2017

Cronin, Robert E., fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, peacefully in the loving arms of his family, on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Beloved husband for 65 years of Marjorie A. Cronin (nee Weber); dear father of Robert, Jerry (Rose), Daniel (Carol), and John Cronin and Cathy (Dan) Daugherty; dear brother of Mary Alice Cronin and the late William Cronin; our dear grandfather, cousin, and...
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Sandy Griffiths

February 13, 1942 - May 25, 2017

GRIFFITHS, Sandra Ann (nee Walter), 75, on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Beloved wife of 20 years of Larry Griffiths; loving step-mother of Debbie Geno, Dawn (Jim) Simon, and Don (Charlotte) Griffiths; dear grandmother of Michelle (Andy) Wall, Emily Geno, Janie (Jason) Kern, Jimmy (Laurie) Simon, Matt (Fadia) Simon, and Andrea (Ole) Eiker; great grandmother of Mason, Harper, Landon, Hunter, and...
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Charles David Nace

January 28, 1922 - May 24, 2017

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Maureen Reardon

January 9, 1943 - May 16, 2017

REARDON, Maureen (nee Flanagan) fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Born January 9, 1943 in County Mayo, Ireland to Patrick and Mary Walsch Flanagan. Beloved wife for 52 years of John H. "Butch" Reardon; dear mother of Sheila (Daniel) Pickett, Timothy P. Reardon, and the late Sgt. First Class John A. Readon, US Army; dear grandmother of Liam and Norah...
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Shirley Anne Van Acker

September 28, 1933 - May 14, 2017

VAN ACKER, Shirley Anne (nee Diekemper), 83, went home to be with the Lord and her beloved daughter, Cindy on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Shirley led a true and full life. She was a very active member of St. Richard Parish, the Holy Hatters Society, and frequently ministered to the residents of Rose Wood Nursing Home.Shirley was extremely proud of her family and is survived by her husband, Tom; sons,...
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Doris Jean Webber

August 24, 1927 - May 14, 2017

WEBBER, Doris Jean passed from this life on May 14, 2017, at age 89, at St. Agnes Home.Jean was born in East St. Louis, daughter of Gustave Adolph Hoertel Jr. and Mary Anne McCarthy, with siblings Suzanne Marie Bastow and Robert Emmett. She is survived by 8 children- Thomas Lee, Paul Michael, Laura Jean Blaser, Lynne Elizabeth Lichtenberg, Rita Marie Stevens, Daniel Joseph, Mark Robert and Alan...
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Jerry Wray Diekroeger

October 29, 1962 - May 12, 2017

Diekroeger, Jerry W., Jr. on Friday, May 12, 2017. Beloved father of Sydney (Dan) Pogue, Nick, and Mark Diekroeger; dear son of Jerry W. Sr. and the late Carol J. Diekroeger; dear brother of James R. Diekroeger and Julie (Glen) Goss; a loving partner to Beverly Weber; our dear uncle, cousin, and friend to many.Services: A Celebration of Life Open House will be held at the Innsbrook Resort...
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Richard Warren Hearnes

March 30, 1939 - May 12, 2017

Hearnes, Richard Warren, Jr. on Friday, May 12, 2017. Beloved husband, for 52 years, of the late Suzanne E. Hearnes; dear mother of Heather (Paul Allen and the late Michael) Kelley and Leslie (Marty) Huggins; dear grandfather of Sarah Kelley, Marshall and Ellie Huggins; our dear uncle, cousin and a friend to many.Richard was born March 20, 1939 in Charleston, Missouri. He was the son of Richard...
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George Edward D'Souza

April 23, 1922 - May 3, 2017

George Edward "Ed" D'Souza was born April 23, 1922 in Mangalore, Karnataka, India. He was born the sixth of seven children. His mother prized education, and though she and her husband had only attend school through age 10, she encouraged all their children to get as much schooling as possible. Ed and his siblings (including his sisters, which was unusual in that place and...
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Alvin H. Fahr

March 25, 1925 - May 1, 2017

FAHR, Alvin H., 92, on Monday, May 1, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Annspearl "Ann" (nee Ruppel) Fahr; son of the late Fred & Selma (nee Graeler) Fahr; dear brother of the late Martha C. (Raymond) Lindner; dear brother-in-law, uncle, great uncle, great great uncle, special friend to Frances Groves and her family, and friend to many.Alvin was a lifelong member of St. Paul Evangelical UCC....
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Thomas Joseph Byrne

January 17, 1931 - May 1, 2017

Dr. Thomas J. Byrne of Wildwood, Missouri died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, May 1, 2017 after a long and hard fought battle with cancer. He was 86. Dr. Byrne was an orthodontist in private practice for 36 years, with offices in Chesterfield and Saint Louis Hills. An active member of the St. Louis Dental Society and the Apollonian Guild, he took great joy in his...
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William Elwood Rulon

September 3, 1932 - April 30, 2017

RULON, William E., born September 3, 1932 in Clayton, MO to Elwood and Justine (nee Ottofy) Rulon. He graduated Clayton High School in 1950 and went on the University of Missouri, earning both his BS in 1954 and JD in 1959. He served in the Army between degrees. He also earned an Honorary PhD as Provocateur.His work with Ralston Purina brought him to San Diego in 1973, where he finished his...
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Joan Agnes Moschner

October 25, 1928 - April 26, 2017

Moschner (Wilcox), Joan Born October 25th, 1928 and passed away April 26th, 2017. Loving wife of the late Forrest Moschner and the late Milt Hammel. Loving mother of Paul (Kate) Kraus and the late Larry Kraus. Beloved Grandmother of Michelle (Brad) Fisher, Carrie (Matt) Rufkahr and Daniel Kraus. Loving Great Grandmother of Noah and Regan Fisher and Faith and Grace Rufkahr. "Pseudo Mother" to...
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Richard Frederick Jotte

May 29, 1924 - April 23, 2017

Jotte, Dr. Richard F., 92, fortified with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 23, 2017. Dearest husband of the late Helen L. Jotte (nee LaBanc); devoted father of Dr. Richard P. (Mary) Jotte, Cindy (Dr. Paul) Szewczyk, Dr. Randy (Susan) Jotte, Kathleen (Ken) Judd, Christine Martin, Diane (Douglas) Lohmann, Dr. Robert (Dr. Sonia) Jotte, and Carie (Rankine) Forrester;...
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Anna Perabo Chopin

March 27, 1925 - April 22, 2017

Chopin, Anna (nee Perabo), 92, of St. Louis, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Loving and beloved wife of the late David C. Chopin for 61 years; loving mother of Barbara Lucks, Gregory (Katie) Chopin, Francie (the late Michael) Paschen, Annette (Doug) Lare, Gerri (Peter) Wendel, Susie Chopin, Molly (John) Rundquist, and George (Mary) Chopin; loving...
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Bradford Wayne Watkins

July 19, 1949 - April 22, 2017

Bradford Wayne Watkins, age 67, died peacefully with his family at his side on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Barnes Jewish Hospital after a brave, two-year battle with leukemia.Brad was born in Jonesburg, MO, to Clifford W. Watkins and Melba (Sutor) Watkins on July 19, 1949. He spent his childhood in Jonesburg and graduated from Montgomery City High School in 1967 where he was senior class...
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Norma Jean Kourdouvelis

May 28, 1927 - April 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Kriegshauser Mortuary-West Chapel, Saint Louis, MO.
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Daniel William Wildeman

September 11, 1976 - April 4, 2017

Wildeman, Sgt. Daniel William, on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Ft. Hood, Texas.Sgt. Daniel Wildeman entered active-duty service in July 2008 as a combat engineer. He was assigned to 91st Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since April 2015. He deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from July 2009 to July 2010 and from June 2012 to February 2013.Sgt. Wildeman's awards and...
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Earl H. Samel

November 6, 1924 - April 3, 2017

Earl H. Samel, a veteran of World War II, and a member of the Greatest Generation, passed away peacefully at McKnight Place on the evening of April 3, 2017. Earl was the beloved husband of Patricia (Linn) Rocklage Samel, and the late Blanche (Duffy) Samel, and the loving father of Christine Samel. Earl is survived by his wife, Patricia, his daughter, Christine, his step-daughter, Lynne Rocklage...
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Xun De Liu

September 23, 1936 - March 29, 2017

LUI, Xun De (ne Liu), 80, on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Beloved husband of Jin Ru Zhu; loving father of Fang (Jun) Lui and Jian (Ming) Liu; dar grandfather of 6 and great grandfather of 1.Born in Shanghai, Xun was a freight railroad conductor for many years in China before coming to America in 1990 after his retirement. He enjoyed stamp collecting and reading history. New technology did not...
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Kenneth Herman Rosebrock

August 10, 1929 - March 28, 2017

Rosebrock, Kenneth Herman, 87, of Villa Ridge, MO on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur, MO. Beloved husband of the late Thereisa Rosebrock (nee Arban); dear father of the late Donna (Paul) Knoten; dear brother of the late Larry (Madelaine) Rosebrock, Ralph (Grace) Rosebrock, Virginia (Melvin) Griebel, and JoAnn (Calvin) Hebert; dear uncle of Greg (Rose) Rosebrock, Ruth ...
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Jack J. Sullivan

August 23, 1927 - March 27, 2017

SULLIVAN, Jack J., 89, on Monday, March 27, 2017. Husband for 70 years of Dolores "Dee" A.(nee Heideman); loving father of Craig (Suzanne), Michael, Chris, and Mark (Patricia) Sullivan; proud grandfather of Erin (Steve) Dueck, Ryan (Kristen), Kevin, Katy, Kary, Kristen, and Tim Sullivan; proud great grandfather of Jakob, Owen, Eli, and Zane Dueck and Reagan and Carson Sullivan; son of...
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Patti Jean Hartke

April 16, 1942 - March 27, 2017

Hartke, Patti "Pat" J. (nee Esler) on Monday, March 27, 2017. Beloved wife of 47 years to the late Ralph Z. Hartke; dear mother of Cathy Hartke and Diane (Brian) Wittling; our dear aunt and friend to many.Pat and Ralph were the former owners of Hartke Nursery. Pat loved Elvis, ice cream, and "Game Nights".Services: Visitation at Kriegshauser West, 9450 Olive Blvd. on Thursday, March 30 from 4:00...
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Peggy Maude L. Hester

March 31, 1929 - March 25, 2017

HESTER, Maude L. "Peggy", 87, on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Edward Hardy Hester; loving mother of Kaye Lynne Hester and the late Kelley Lee Hester; dear grandmother of Daniel Andrew (Rona) Morris Hester; great grandmother of Dani Alana and Andrew Solomon Morris Hester; dear sister of the late Tom Richard Elsea and Patricia Giles. Born in Clark County, Virginia,...
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Elizabeth Severson Nimock

May 27, 1933 - March 9, 2017

Betsy Nimock (born Elizabeth Severson) passed peacefully into life-with-God on Thursday, March 9th, 2017. After battling Alzheimer's for many years, she encountered respiratory problems and passed away within a few short hours. She was surrounded by her children and grandchildren who were there to be with her and say goodbye. There were hugs, farewells and prayers throughout the evening....
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Mary Karaganis

October 13, 1935 - March 8, 2017

Karaganis, Mary (nee Pappas) on Wednesday, March 08, 2017. Beloved wife of the late James Louis Karaganis; dear mother of Julie (Mike) Barro; dear grandmother of Elena and Elias Barro; dear daughter of the late Loukas and Helen Pappas; dear sister of the late Julia Pappas; our dear sister-in-law, aunt, cousin, godmother, and friend to many.Mary was active with politics' in Richmond Heights,...
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Sinh Phu Hoang

January 10, 1936 - March 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Kriegshauser Mortuary-West Chapel, Saint Louis, MO.
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Renee Veir Hilz

February 15, 1938 - March 4, 2017

Hilz, Renee Veir, fortified with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Beloved wife for 48 years of Michael P. Hilz; dear mother of, two joys of her heart, Kristin (Greg) Campanella and Matthew Veir Hilz; dearest grandmother of Gabriella, Anthony, Matthew Jr., Daniel, Abigail and Alexander; dear sister of Carole (Jerry) Johnson of Ottawa, IL and Charles (Sue) Veir of...
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Donald Eugene Bertier

October 2, 1932 - March 3, 2017

Donald E. Bertier, Sr., 84, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Largo, Florida and Godfrey, Illinois, died Friday, March 3, 2017 at Landmark Hospital of Cape Girardeau due to pulmonary complications. He was born to Theodore Paul and Eunice Fretz Bertier on October 2, 1932 in Alton, Illinois.Don graduated from Alton Senior High School in 1950 and served in the Navy on the USS Intrepid. He was a...
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Edith M. Brayer

August 28, 1926 - March 3, 2017

Dr. Edith Brayer1926-2017 No greater compliment was paid to Dr. Edith Brayer than when she was referred to as a practicing marriage and family therapist. Her commitment to the profession began years ago when she became a student in the nationally recognized Doctoral program at St Louis University. Under the direction of a nationally recognized faculty she developed therapeutic skills that aided...
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Joe Don Ulrich

February 15, 1937 - March 1, 2017

ULRICH, Joe Don, a faithful and tolerant Christian, beloved husband, father and grandfather, and retired insurance agent and Army Captain, passed away peacefully on March 1 after an inspirational fight with Alzheimer's, which never sapped his sweetness or cheer. He was 80.Joe was the sixth child of eight born to May and Wesley Ulrich in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, February 15, 1937. His family...
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Mary Margaret Demmitt

September 4, 1926 - February 25, 2017

DEMMITT, Mary Margaret (nee Pollard), 90, fortified with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Beloved wife of the late John W. Demmitt; loving mother of Anne (Michael) Hillebrand, Stephen (Peggy) Demmitt, Mary Ellen (Jackson) Davis, Theresa (Stan) Huddleston, Carol (Raymond) Marey, Matthew (Martina) Demmitt, and Kathleen (Ralph) Robert; dear sister of Shirley ...
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Daniel Lee Dace

July 17, 1964 - February 22, 2017

Daniel Lee Dace suddenly on Tuesday, February 22, 2017. Beloved son of Dona Lee Turpin and Delbert Lee Dace; dear father of Benjamin and Katie Dace; dear brother of Dawn (Peter) Ouchi; dear uncle of Connor and Ryann Ouchi; our dear cousin, friend, and neighbor. Dan was a sensitive soul who loved his family, friends, nature and sports. His natural athletic ability brought him many hours of joy and...
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Sally R. Curtiss

December 12, 1924 - February 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Kriegshauser Mortuary-West Chapel, Saint Louis, MO.
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Zhong Zhao Lam

June 23, 1922 - February 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Kriegshauser Mortuary-West Chapel, Saint Louis, MO.
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Marjorie Alice Stanec

February 8, 1939 - February 14, 2017

Stanec, Marjorie A. (nee Warden) fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Beloved wife of Vincent F. Stanec, Jr.; dear mother of Vincent F. (Lori) III, John M., Amy L. (Andrew Hull), and Jim R. (Amanda) Stanec; dear grandmother of Vincent IV, Nicole, Allison, Renee, Scotia, Katherine, and Virginia; our dear sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend to many...
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Francis L. Degenhardt

August 21, 1930 - February 9, 2017

Francis "Frank" L. Degenhardt, age 86, of Fairview Heights IL, born 8/21/30 in Hammond IN passed away on Feb 9, 2017. Mr. Degenhardt served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years and during the Korean War. Following his discharge his career was in the commercial/industrial construction industry as a Chief Draftsman followed by becoming a Chief Construction Cost Estimator and Project Manager. Much of...
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Barbara Ann Kemper

December 20, 1926 - February 6, 2017

KEMPER, Barbara Ann, Harris), 90, Baptized into the hope of Christ's Resurrection on Monday, February 6, 2017. Beloved wife of the late John W. Kemper; dear mother of John "Jack" W. (Todd Fontanella), David A. (Barbara), Thomas G., and Terrence L. (Tammy) Kemper; dear grandmother of Christopher, Courtney, Douglas, Natalie, Claudia, Samuel, and Anna Kemper; our dear aunt, great aunt, and friend...
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Peggy Mae Dattilo

July 26, 1932 - February 6, 2017

Dattilo, Peggy Mae (nee Jones) Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Monday, February 6, 2017.Beloved wife of the late Charles M. "Chuck" Dattilo; dear mother of Michael (Jennifer), Mark, Martin (Monique), Vicki (John) Schepers, Matthew (Ann) and the late Mary Michelle Dattilo; dear grandmother of Heather, Angie, Jared, Courtney, Katie, Sam, John, Melissa, Sydney, Max, and Lilly;...
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Wesley C. Johnson

December 3, 1935 - February 6, 2017

Johnson, Wesley C. "Skip", Jr. Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Monday, February 6, 2017. Beloved husband of Mary Lou Johnson (nee Ronzio); dear father of Mary Jo, Joy (Todd) Stassel, Keith (Kim), and Jennifer Johnson; dear grandfather of Julia (Dave), Alisha (Shannon), Adam, Matt (Monik), Zach, Kristen, and Alyssa; dear brother of Carolyn (Bill) Heaton, her family,...
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Sylvia Genevieve Sims

October 23, 1923 - February 2, 2017

SIMS, Sylvia Genevieve (nee Kruse), 93, our beloved mother and grandmother found peace on Thursday, February 2, 2017. She passed away with her devoted great granddaughter by her side. She is survived by her son Edwin Dale Sims, granddaughter Ashlynn Jane Sims, great granddaughter Amy Lee Poole, and great great granddaughter Ashlynn Olivia Poole. She was a bright light and a loving spirit to all...
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Mary Lee Erdelen

January 17, 1933 - February 1, 2017

Mary Lee Erdelen (nee Heiger) died February 1st, 2017, with her best friends by her side. Born to Louis and Hilda Rubenstein on January 17, 1933, Mary Lee had a long, rich life. Though she lost both of her parents at a very young age when living in Indiana, her grandparents and aunts made sure she was raised in a loving home. Her Aunt Lucille in particular raised her like a daughter and the...
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Kenneth William Jones

November 15, 1928 - February 1, 2017

JONES, Kenneth W., 88, on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Angela (nee Cervellere) Jones. No services are scheduled.
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Zita C. D'Souza

September 29, 1935 - January 22, 2017

D'SOUZA, Zita Catherine was born on September 29, 1935 in Belgaum, India. As the 7th of 11 children, her favorite childhood activity was riding her bicycle. Zita obtained her nursing certificate in India and began her nursing ministry caring for Irish sisters in a Catholic convent. In her late twenties, she came to the United States on a scholarship to St. Louis University and graduated with...
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Jean M. Drew

August 27, 1931 - January 22, 2017

DREW, Jean Marie (nee Burbach), 85, on Sunday, January 22, 2017. Beloved wife of the late William A. Drew; loving mother of Charles (Julie) Drew, Ellen (Tom) Jordan, Karen (Patrick) Stephens, and David A. Drew; dear grandmother of Jennifer (John) Michalski, Sabrina Drew, Angela Cressey, Lisa (Damian) Ochsner, Brandy (Nate) McCoy, David Stephens, Kelly (Austin) Fahrenthold, and the late Shannon...
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Paul J. Wahl

May 23, 1923 - January 15, 2017

WAHL, Paul J., Jr., 93, on Sunday, January 15, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Geraldine R. (nee Friend) Wahl; loving father of Janet (Mike) Rolwes; grandfather of Michael Fremont and John (Geniene) Fremont; great grandfather of Rachael and Matthew.Paul and Geraldine were married July 19, 1943. Together, they enjoyed Square Dancing in various clubs and volunteered as Friends of Jefferson...
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Roger W. Hunt

August 31, 1925 - January 15, 2017

HUNT, Reverend Roger Wilbur Hunt faithful follower and servant of the Lord, Jesus Christ, left this world and home that he loved for his greater love to be with Christ eternally on Sunday, January 15, 2017. Roger leaves behind his loving and devoted wife, Helen Busybee (nee Nuckles) Hunt after 63 years of marriage that was an example and testimony of a loving and faithful Christian relationship,...
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Betty Jean Brooks

April 14, 1943 - January 15, 2017

Brooks, Betty Jean on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at the age of 73. Born in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Melvin W. and Ida Imogene (nee Church) Ashmore on April 14, 1943. Her sister Beverly Ann also preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughter, Tina Marie (Kerry) Boyd; granddaughter, Brooke Marie; step-children Tom and Jenny Brooks, their father Gary Brooks; a sister Gloria Ashmore; she is...
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Ferne Catherine Deibel

July 27, 1923 - January 5, 2017

Deibel, Ferne C. 93 years young, passed away Jan. 5, 2017 in Lake Ozark, MO, where she had been a resident of Lakeside Meadows Senior Living Community, Osage Beach, MO.Ferne was a lifelong resident of Jennings, MO and was preceded in death by her parents, Charles F. Deibel and Viola R. Deibel, and her loving partner in life, Arthur L. Oertel of St. Louis, MO.Ferne was born July 27, 1923 in St....
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Linda Marie Sigman

March 11, 1958 - December 26, 2016

Sigman, Linda (nee Geil), fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, passed away peacefully at her home on December 26, 2016 after bravely battling breast cancer. She was the loving mother to Becky, Steven and Michael Sigman. Daughter of Warren (deceased) and Irma Geil.Linda was born on March 11, 1958. She attended Notre Dame High School, where she excelled in academics and swimming. ...
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