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Madolyn Henderson Baldwin
Madolyn Baldwin, 92, of Vienna, passed away Friday, Dec. 3, 1999 at Vienna. She was born Oct. 9, 1907, near Vienna, a daughter of
Charles Marvin and Lucy Terry Henderson.

Mrs. Baldwin was preceded in death by her father in 1943; her mother in 1969; a brother, Francis Loyal (Buddy) in 1951; brother Clyde in
1983; and her husband, Carl in 1987.

Madolyn was a teacher in the rural schools of Maries County from her graduation in 1925 until her marriage in 1930 to Carl A. Baldwin.
She taught two terms at Terry School, three terms at Hughes Chapel, and one term at Pleasant Ridge. She managed the Maries Hotel for a time and for 10 years, was Editor of the Maries County Gazette, which they bought from Beauford Colley and later sold to The Belle
Banner. Madolyn was also postmistress of Vienna the three years Carl was away in the Army.

Madolyn, along with Cecil and Juanita Hutchison, Paul Hollenbeck and Tom Coffey, were founders of the Old Jail Museum in Vienna.
She, along with her mother, Lucy Hendrson, were active members of the Maries County Historical Society and the Garden Club.

Carl and Madolyn were "special grandparents" to five nieces and nephews: Howard Henderson, Helen Tipton, Lucille Young, Clyde
Henderson, Jr., and Bill Baldwin. Also surviving are grand-nieces and nephews: Sue Wenger, Terry Snodgrass, Loyal Henderson, Patricia Wombwell, Carl Hendrson, Charles Henderson, Gail Fritz, Linda Cole, Brenda Swyers, Wayne Henderson, Lisa Meyers, Lance Tipton,
Randall Young, Joan Young and Janice Young, and many great-grand-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999 at Kordes Funeral Home in Vienna with Rev. Karen Alden officiating.
Burial was in the Vienna Public Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Vienna Public Cemetery. Cards are available at Kordes Funeral Home in Vienna.

Leslie James Hollis

Leslie James Hollis, 83, Memphis, Mo., formerly of Vienna, died Tuesday at Boone Hospital Center, Columbia. 

He was born March 18, 1906, a son of William and Dorothy Mathilda Wiles Hollis. He was married Dec. 20, 1925, in Vienna, to Freida LaVaughn Gibbs, who preceded him in death.

A member of the Vienna United Methodist Church, he retired in 1970 after working 19 years as a truck driver.

Survivors include: two sons, William G. Hollis, Washington, Ill., and Leslie Wayne Hollis, Downing; five daughters, Mrs. Lorraine Aldridge, Memphis, Mo., Mrs. Loretta Leible, St. Louis; Mrs. Betty Slobe, Wildwood, Ill., Mrs. Martha Bradley, Baring, and Mrs. Mary McGill, Peoria, Ill.; four brothers, Rev. Benjamin Hollis, Ray Hollis, Everett Hollis, and Eugene Hollis, all of Vienna; two sisters, Mrs. ElIa Gray, Granite City, IL, and Mrs. Margaret Brumble, Vienna; 23 grandchildren, 24 great-grand-children, and seven great-greatgrandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Vienna United Methodist Church, with the Rev. R. Vergil Eaton officiating. Burial will be in the Vienna Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today and from 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home, Vienna, and from 1-2 p.m. Thursday at the church. 

Memorials may be made to the Vienna Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund.

Gladys Hollenbeck

Gladys ("Bee") Hollenbeck, age 99, passed away on October 17, 2008, in Reston, VA. She was born in Vienna, MO, the daughter of Homer Francis Hollenbeck and Mary Lee Henderson Hollenbeck of Vienna. Gladys' father owned the general store and livery stable in Vienna, and her mother was a local teacher. Ms. Hollenbeck was the third of six children in the Hollenbeck family.

Ms. Hollenbeck graduated from Vienna High School in 1925. Upon graduation, she moved to St. Louis and worked in a hospital while going to secretarial school. In the early 1930's she returned to Vienna and took a secretarial position with Mr. Leslie (L.B) Hutchison. In 1941 she returned to St. Louis and accepted a position as secretary to the President of the Corneli Seed Company. In 1957 she moved to Buffalo, NY and worked as an executive secretary for a major law firm until her retirement in 1974. In 1980 she moved to Reston, VA to be closer to her niece, Jan Bentley, and her family.

Gladys Hollenbeck had a great sense of humor and a lifelong interest in travel, history, poetry, music, and professional sports (particularly ice hockey and baseball). She became a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in 1934 and kept her membership current until her death. She was a supporter of the Maries
County Historical Society, along with her brothers Paul Hollenbeck and Herschell Hollenbeck, and in 2005 she was interviewed by John Viessman of the Maries
County Historical Society about her memories of Vienna.

Ms. Hollenbeck was predeceased by all her siblings, Lawrence Marshall Hollenbeck of Sikeston, MO; Isola Petzold of Atlantis, FL; Herschell H. Hollenbeck of Salem, MO; Paul S. Hollenbeck of Vienna, MO; and Floyd L. Hollenbeck of Pacifica, CA. Her niece Anne Hollenbeck of  Sikeston, MO also predeceased her.
Ms. Hollenbeck never married, but she was very close to her nieces and nephews. She is survived by four nieces, Jan Bentley, of Reston, VA (who was primarily responsible for her care in her later years); Carol Urenda of Santa Rosa, CA; Jane Creed of Forestville, CA; and Gail Lear of Newark, DE; and two nephews, John
Hollenbeck of Newport Beach, CA; and Mick Petzold of Atlantis, FL. She also is survived by 12 grand-nieces and grandnephews with whom she was very close.

On November 12, 2008, a private memorial service was held at Vienna Cemetary where Gladys Hollenbeck's ashes were laid to rest in the Hollenbeck family plot.

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Aleen Louise Parker Hopkins
Aleen Louise Parker Hopkins, 79, was born in Vienna on October 25, 1908, the daughter of Thomas Bayard and Oma Ellen Hutchison Parker and died in the Memorial Hospital in Jefferson City Saturday evening, June 11, 1988.

She was united in marriage to Henry Clay (Jack) Hopkins on January 23, 1931.

She is survived by one daughter, Sherry Wansing of Osage Beach; two granddaughters, Jacqueline Aleen and Heidi LeaOma; two sisters
and brothers-in-law, Virginia and Andrew Buschmann and MaryLea and George Davis of Vienna; and one sister-in-law, Fanny Parker of Vienna.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister Bertha Parker, two brothers, William C. and Theron C. Parker and one
sister-in-law, Myrtle Parker.

She was a member of the Vienna United Methodist Church, a member of the Rainbow Chapter No. 263 of the Order of the Eastern Star
for 56 years, the valedictorian of her Vienna High School class in 1926, a graduate of Lincoln University in Jefferson City, with a Bachelor of Science in Education Degree in 1959, an active participant in the family farm business, a school teacher in Maries County for 46 years,
a member of the National Retired Teachers association and ombudsman at the Maries Manor Nursing Home in Vienna.

Aleen remained active during her retirement by quilting, crocheting, embroidering, participating in the Senior Citizen of Vienna, taking fishing
and floating trips on the Gasconade River and volunteering her help at the Maries R-I School in Vienna.

Funeral services were held in the Vienna United Methodist Church Tuesday, June 14, 1988 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Roger Crossgrove officiating.
Burial was in the Vienna cemetery under the direction of the Long Funeral Home of Vienna. Serving as her escorts were Bill, Tom, Joe, Jim and Terry Parker, Michael Buschmann, Bill Davis and Tom Williams. Eastern Star services were given on Monday evening at 7 p.m.
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Jack Allen
Jack Allen, 88, Vienna, died May 11, 1999, at Maries Manor Health Care Center, Vienna.

He was born April 14, 1911, in Vichy, a son of Harvey and Hattie Feeler Allen. He was married Oct. 23, 1936, in Waynesville, to Eleanor
Love, who survives at the home.

He was a member of Vienna United Methodist Church, Vienna; a charter member of Vienna Lions Club; and a member of Vienna Lodge No.
94 AF and AM. He began teaching in 1929 at Feeler School, Maries County, for four years and at Miller School, Phelps County, for one year before coming to Maries R-1 School System, Vienna, where he worked as teacher, coach, bus driver, principal and superintendent for 40 years, retiring in 1975.

Other survivors include: two sons, David Allen, Vichy, and Robert Allen, Rolla; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Vienna United Methodist Church, Vienna. The Rev. Karen Alden will officiate. Burial will be in
Vienna Public Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home, Vienna, with a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will
also be from 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Vienna United Methodist Church.

Memorials are suggested to Vienna Public Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund or Vienna United Methodist Church.
Jeffries Alia "Jeff" Duffin
Jeffries Alia "Jeff" Duffin, 91, of Vienna, was born on January 9, 1911, at Vienna, a son of William John and Rebecca Ann Noblett Duffin, and died at 7:23 a.m., Friday morning, May 24, 2002 at his residence after passing away in his sleep.

Jeff was united in marriage on January 28, 1933, at Potosi, to the former Miss Lottie Louise Finn, and to the union, three children were born.

He was preceded in death by his wife on November 14, 1984; his infant son, Donald Duffin in 1948; his father on June 26, 1961; his mother on March 3, 1970; one brother, Willard John Duffin; and his sister, Mary Louise Chambers on March 10, 2002.

Jeff was a member of the Vienna United Methodist Church, Coffey Brothers Memorial American Legion Post No. 12 in Vienna, and a United State Army Veteran of World War II. He was a former member of the Maries R-I School Board, serving as Treasurer and the Vienna Lions Club. For many years, Jeff was the manager of the Vienna Girls softball Summer League Team. He led his team in winning 100 consecutive games before a loss and to play in many state tournaments.

In addition to girls softball, Jeff enjoyed gardening, reading, Cardinal Baseball and attending his great-grandchildren's soccer games.

Jeff was employed by the Maries County Bank in 1954, being promoted to the position of Cashier in 1968 and serving in that position until 1992. At the time of his death, he was Chairman of the board of Maries County Bank and Chairman of the Board of Maries County Bancorp, Inc. Always faithful to his trust, Jeff worked daily in the bank until his death.

Survivors include: Two daughters and one son-in-law, Kay and Tom Eads of Vienna and Sue Hollis of Vienna; two granddaughters and grandsons-in-law, Kristy and Terry Helton of Vienna and Anita and John Makings of Marshall; six great-grandchildren, Ashlyn, Trent, Traeton, Taner and Teegan Helton, and Duffin F. Makings; one brother and sister-in-law, Henry "Red" and Virginia Duffin of Vienna; one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Willard E. "Decky" and Byrnece Finn of Vienna; nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends.

Fond and precious memories of Jeff will long be remembered in the hearts of his dear family and all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday afternoon, May 26, 2002, in the Vienna United Methodist Church with Rev. Karen Alden, pastor, officiating. The United Methodist Church Choir sang "In The Garden", "Amazing Grace" and "Shall We Gather At The River".

Raymond Lawrence Hollis

Raymond Lawrence Hollis, 101, of Vienna, was born on March 18, 1908, in Maries County, a son of William and Dorothy Matilda (Wiles) Hollis, and died Wednesday, December 9, 2009, in the Maries Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Vienna.

Mr. Hollis was united in marriage on July 19, 1936, at Vienna, to the former Miss Selma Lorene Rowden and to this union, seven children were born. He was
preceded in death by his wife on March 16, 1986; one son, William Kenneth Hollis on June 3, 1993; two daughters, Virginia LuEllen Hollis on March 2, 1939; and Wanda May Hollis on November 26, 2004; his father on September 23, 1960; his mother on July 3, 1975; five brothers, Rev. Benjamin Robert Hollis on
October 28, 1994; Leslie James Hollis on October 31, 1989; Clyde Cecil Hollis on February 15, 1980; Eugene Alvin Hollis on October 1, 2006; and Willard Joseph Hollis on September 1, 1986; three sisters, Martha Ellen Gray on March 1, 1991; Gertrude Sarah Jones on February 15, 1988; and Margaret Elizabeth
Brumble on December 4, 1992.

Mr. Hollis had accepted Jesus Christ as his Personal Savior and followed his Lord in baptism. He had attended the Lambeth Assembly of God Church near  Vienna. During his working life, he had worked for the Maries County Clerk's office and then for the Maries County Treasurer's office. Mr. Hollis was a teacher at the Thompson Hill School in Maries County for one year. He then worked for the Missouri State Auditor's office for a number of years. Following that position
and prior to his retirement, he worked as a packer for the Cupples Window Company, Maplewood for sixteen years as well as being a lifelong farmer in Maries

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Norman and Donna Hollis, rural Dixon; Johnnie and Barbie Hollis, and Rickie Hollis, al1 of Vienna; one
daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Ellis Crum, Jr., Vienna; one brother and sister-in-law, Everett and Inez Hollis, rural Meta; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. 

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, December 12, 2009, in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes, with Rev. Karen Alden officiating. Harold Rowden, John Purdue, and Fred Allison sang "I Won't Have To Cross Jordan Alone," "What A Friend We Have In Jesus," and "I'll Fly I
Away" for the funeral service.

Interment was in the Vienna Public Cemetery, under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Pallbearers were his grandchildren, Gary Hollis, Craig Crum, Jason Crum, Travis Crum, Nicki Hollis, Matt Hollis, Sean Hollis, Lauri Hollis, Kelly Hollis, and Katie Hollis. 
Honorary pallbearers were his great-grandchildren, Eli Crum, Dakota Hollis, Brooke Hollis, Kaylie Hollis, Jesse Hollis, and Grant Hollis. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Vienna Public Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund with envelopes available at the Vienna Office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.

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 Margaret Hollis Brumble
Margaret E. Brumble, 82, of Vienna, was born on May 14, 1910, in Maries County, a daughter of William and Dorothy Mathilda Wiles Hollis, and died at 4:30 p.m., on Friday, December 4, 1992, in the St. Mary's Health Center, Jefferson City. Mrs. Brumble had been in failing health for some time.
Mrs. Brumble was united in marriage on February 28, 1932, at Dixon, to Charles Laymon Brumble, and to this union, one daughter was born. She was preceded in death by her husband on January 15, 1972; her father on September 23, 1960; her mother on July 3, 1975; three brothers, Clyde Hollis on February 15, 1980, Willard Hollis on September 1, 1986, and Leslie Hollis on October 31, 1989; and two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Jones on February 15, 1988, and Mrs. Ella Gray on
May 13, 1991.

She was a member of the Wheeler Christian Church near, Dixon. During her working life, she had been a schoolteacher, did quilting work and was a devoted
homemaker and housewife.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Jane Heyer, Meta; two granddaughters, Mrs. Marilyn Degenhardt and Mrs. Judy Malone, both of Jefferson City; five great-granddaughters, Allison Malone, Jennifer Degenhardt and Dawn Degenhardt, all of Jefferson City, Monica Malone-Fulton, and Amanda Malone, St. James and
four brothers, Rev. Benjamin Hollis, Ray Hollis, Everett Hollis, and Eugene Hollis, all of Vienna. 
Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Brumble at 2:00 p.m., on Monday, December 7, 1992, in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes with Rev. Earl Jones, Dixon, and Bro. Jack Duncan, Vienna, officiating. Mrs. Katherine Patterson, Mrs. Donna Thompson, and Mr. Lindell Patterson sang for  the funeral service and all were accompanied by pianist Ms. Sherry Skiles.

Interment was in the Wheeler Cemetery. Active pallbearers for Mrs. Brumble were Rex Hollis, Daryl Hollis, Wayne Hollis, Ricky Hollis, Kenny Hollis, and Steve
Heyer. Honorary pallbearers were Gary Hollis, Junior Brumble, Harold Hollis, Raymond Jones, Billy Brumble, and Bill Hollis.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Wheeler Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund. Envelopes may be obtained at the Vienna Office of the Birmingham-Martin
Funeral Homes.
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