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Fanny Adelaide Branson Blankenship

Fanny Adelaide Blankenship, 90, of Cuba, formerly of Vienna, was born on April 14, 1921, at Vichy, in Maries County, a daughter of Noah Elandreth and Lillis Mable (TerriwiIliger) Branson, and departed this life at 6:30 A.M., on Sunday, November 6, 2011, at the residence of her daughter near Cuba. Mrs. Blankenship had been in failing health for some time.

Mrs. Blankenship was united in marriage on August 6, 1940, at Hardy, Arkansas, to Clarence Orner Blankenship, and to this union, ten children were born. She was preceded in death by her husband on May 17, 1992; two daughters, infant Lillian Annette Blankenship on September 6, 1945, and Sharon "Bobby" Ward on
July 18, 2009; her father on March 30, 1965; her mother on July 11, 1957; four brothers, infant twins, Clarence and Reginald Branson, at the age of 3 days,  Melbern Branson and Ralph Branson; two sisters, Irma Moreland and Lucille Helton; and two sons-in-law, Ray Ward .and Bill Gerbes.

Mrs. Blankenship was a member of the Church of Christ, Vienna; the Vienna Senior Citizens Center; and the Friendly Neighbors Square Dance Club, Rolla. Prior to her retirement and moving to Vienna in 1968, she had been employed for thirty years at numerous jobs as a machine operator including the Kellwood Company, New Haven; Brown Shoe Company at Union, Bluff City, and Hannibal as well as being a devoted housewife and homemaker.

Survivors include: Four sons and daughters-in-law, David and Donna Blankenship; Owensville; Clarence, Jr. and Patty Blankenship, Hermann; Ike and Betty Blankenship, Holts Summit; and Mike and Carol Blankenship, Macon, Georgia; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Dinah and Jim Cooper, Osage City; Joyce and Dalton Eikerman, Hermann; Alice and D.J. Shockley, Cuba; and Aloha Gerbes, Brazito; three sisters, Virginia Mulanix, Macon; Victoria Bolten, Jefferson
City; and Isola Carlson, Dallas, Texas; twenty-three grandchildren; forty greatgrandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. 

Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Blankenship at 12 Noon, Wednesday, November 9, 2011, in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes with Rev. Craig Burcham, Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Holts Summit, officiating. Two favorite selections, "Where the Roses Never Fade" and "On the Far Side Banks of Jordan" were played and her son-in-law, D.J. Shockley sang "I Saw the Man" 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 for Mrs. Blankenship were her sons: David Blankenship, Clarence Blankenship, Jr., Ike Blankenship and Mike Blankenship. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association or the Sisters of Mercy Hospice in c/o Birmingham-Martin Funeral Borne, P.O. Box 250,
Vienna, MO 65582.

James Harding McKinney

James Harding McKinney, 90, of Columbia, formerly of Vienna, was born on April 29, 1921, at Summerfield, a son of Arthur Russell and Elizabeth (Schoue) McKinney and departed this life at 11:43 A.M., Saturday, November 5, 2011, in the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans . Hospital, Columbia. Mr. McKinney had been in failing health for some time.

Mr. McKinney was united in marriage on December 24, 1949, at Vienna, to Darlene Louise Tackett, and to this union, seven children were born. He was preceded in death by his former wife and the mother of his children on July 16, 2010; one infant son, William Douglas McKinney on January 5, 1969; his parents; and two brothers, Clarence McKinney .and Raymond McKinney.

Mr. McKinney accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour and followed his Lord in baptism early in life, and at the time of his passing, was a member of the First Baptist Church, Vienna. He was a charter member and former officer of the Coffey Brothers Memorial American Legion Post No. 12, Vienna, for over 60 years; the Argyle Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8045; and the Greater St. Louis Archaeological Society. 

Mr. McKinney began his military service on July 30, 1942, at Jefferson Barracks and was assigned to Company C 3119th Signal Service Battalion. He was awarded and entitled to wear one Bronze Service Star; the Army Good Conduct Medal; the AsiaticPacific Theatre Campaign Ribbon; five overseas bars;
and the Victory Ribbon. A man of excellent character, Mr. McKinney was honorably discharged from the United States Army on December 20, 1945. Following his military service he was manager of the MFA Farmers Elevator Company, Vienna; for 15 years, worked for Ralston Purina for 5 years; worked for Western Auto, Vienna, for three years and continued to be active with friends, family and hobbies as long as his health permitted.

Mr. McKinney was an avid Indian artifacts collector and historian of Native American artifacts and had been published in Page 12 - Maries County Gazette - Wednesday, November 9, 2011 numerous archaeological publications. He was active in coaching girls softball for many years, played baseball while in the military, and a devoted sports fan of multiple community sporting events. He firmly believed in supporting his community and always being a good neighbor and
friend to all.

Survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and, Karen McKinney of Allen, Texas, and Darin and Mercy McKinney of Westphalia; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Denise Evans of Vienna, Dawn and Rowdy Snodgrass of Meta, Dee Kudrna and fiance, John Griffin of Overland Park, Kansas, and DarIa and Gerald Schwartze of Argyle; 16 grandchildren, Katie McKinney, Allison McKinney, Dustin Evans, Colby Evans, Dana and Kevin Rehagen, Laurie and Jason Reeves, Douglas Otto, Curtis Kudrna, Jacob Schwartze, Elizabeth Schwartze, Olivia Schwartze, Timothy Schwartze, Kole McKinney and Kylie McKinney; four
great-grandchildren, Kaedyn Rehagen, Aubrey Reeves, Talan Reeves and Keetyn Evans; and many other relatives and friends. 

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, November 10, 2011, with a VFW Memorial Service at 7:45 p.m., in the Vienna Chapel of the BirminghamMartin
Funeral Homes and from 10-11 a.m., Friday, November 11, 2011, in the First Baptist Church, Vienna.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Friday, November 11, 2011, in the First Baptist Church, Vienna, with the Rev. Mike Hurtgen, pastor of First Baptist Church, Vienna, officiating. Interment will be in the Vienna Public Cemetery with full military honors.

Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church, Vienna with envelopes available at the Vienna office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes or at the church.

Adrian T. "Ade" Redel

Adrian T. "Ade" Redel, 78 of Oakley, KS, was born Nov. 10, 1922, in Vienna, a son of George James Redel and Agnes Frances Bade Redel and died Thursday, July 5, 2001, at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City, KS. 

Mr. Redel resided in the Oakley, KS area for 30 years, coming from Norfolk, VA. He was a retired Naval Officer (LCDR) and pilot. 

He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Oakley, KS; 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus, Oakley Council 2866; Oakley V.F.W. Post #2981 and Oakley VFW Taps Club. 

He married Rose Gerstner on, Oct. 19, 1950 at Hays, KS.

Survivors include: His wife, Rose, of Oakley, KS; four daughters, Sharon E. Harrell of Virginia Beach, VA, Jody Neuman of Garden City, KS, Adrienne Carrica of
Chanhassen, MN and Janet Ptacek of Dakota Dunes, SD; three brothers, Owen Redel of Jefferson, Connie Redel of St. Louis and James Redel of Vienna; five  sisters, Margaret Jones of St. Louis, Marcella Redel of Arlington, VA, Virginia Redel of Vienna, Mary Agnes Hefferly of Birmingham, AL and Jane Sordyl of
Springfield; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, George Redel.

A Rosary Service was held at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, July 8, 2001 at Kennedy-Koster Funeral Home in Oakley, KS.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 9, 2001 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Oakley, KS with Fr. Joseph Barr officiating. Burial was in St.
Joseph's Cemetery in Oakley, KS. Military graveside rites were conducted by Oakley V.F.W. and American Legion.

Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph's Church in Oakley, KS and can be sent in care of Kennedy-Koster Funeral Home, 217 Freeman, P.O. Box 221, Oakley, KS 67748.

Arrangements were under the direction of Kennedy-Koster Funeral Home in Oakley, KS.

Fr. Ambrose F. Stratman

Fr. Ambrose F. Stratman, 79, a native of Vienna, died Dec. 20, 2001, at St. Louis.

He was born at Vienna, on February 24, 1922, the son of Henry J. and Pauline Richter Stratman. He attended Visitation School and Vienna High School. In 1940 he entered the Conception Seminary College and transferred in 1942 to the St. Louis Preparatory Seminary. Following his theological studies at Kenrick Seminary, he was ordained to the priesthood in the St. Louis Cathedral on April 4, 1948, by the late Cardinal Joseph E. Ritter.

Fr. Stratman pastored churches at White Church, St. Louis, Webster Groves; St. Stephan, Richwoods; St. Mary's, Festus; Holy Rosary, Warrenton; and Immaculate Conception, Park Hills (formerly Flat River); and St. John the Evangelist at Bismark. He retired in 1997, and he celebrated his Golden Jubilee as a priest at Vienna
Parish in the summer of 1998.

Survivors include a brother bill Stratman of Vienna; two sisters, Margaret Fennewald, Martinsburg, and Florentine Brooks of Kennett. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Leo, and Alphonse Stratman of Vienna, and one sister, Agnes Schwartz of Argyle.

Visitation was held at Immaculate Conception Church, Park Hills on December 27th prior to the 11:00 a.m. Funeral mass. This Mass was presided over by  Archbishop Justin Rigali, and concelebrated by priests of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. A second visitation and vigil service was held on Friday, at Visitation Church, Vienna. A Funeral Mass held on Saturday, 10:00 a.m., Dec. 28th with a burial in the Visitation Parish Cemetery.

Alfred Louis Wagner

Alfred Louis Wagner, 93, was born July 1, 1919. He passed away at his home on April 23, 2013. He was the eldest son of Clarence Emery Wagner and Ella
Martha (Koerber) Wagner who both preceded him in death. On June 18, 1942, he was united in marriage to Pauline Leach at her parent's home in Norborne. To this union eight children were born: Barbara (deceased), Owen, Janice, Joanne, Janell, Jane, Janet, and Everett. 

Alfred served in the Army Air Force, European Theater during World War II. He received three bronze stars and received the rank of First Sergeant. After
service Alfred bought his grandfather, A.C. Wagner's family farm where he was born and had resided for 67 years. He worked at Quaker Window Products in
Freeburg but his main occupation was farming.

Alfred Wagner was a member of Vienna Masonic Lodge #94; Rainbow Chapter 263OES; BigSpring Lodge #237 I.O.O.F., St. James; Rolla York Rite, Rolla; Valley of Columbia Scottish Rite, Columbia, MO, and Abou Ben Adhem Shriners, Springfield. He was a member of the American Legion Post 12, Vienna. He was a member of the Vienna United Methodist Church. 

He is preceded in death by an infant daughter, Barbara; his parents, Clarence and Ella Wagner; three sisters, Gladys Wagner, Rosetta (Wagner) Williams, and Elsie
(Wagner) Whalen.

Those left to mourn his, passing are Pauline (Leach) Wagner, his wife of 70years. His children and their spouses: Barbara Jean Wagner (deceased); Owen and Bev Wagner of Linn; Don and Janice Branson of Marthasville; Gilbert and Joanne (Waterman) Rios of Ashburn, VA; Janell Henry of St. Joseph; Wesley and Jane (Koch) Honse of Vienna; Eric and Janet Johnson of Vienna; and Everett and Debbie Wagner of Vienna. His 18 grandchildren and their spouses: Randall and
Debbie Wagner; Jason and Kimberly. Wagner; Kevin and Christine (Waterman) Gobble; Benjamin and Devra Waterman; Joshua and Shayna (Henry) Bryant; Gretchen (Koch) Bradford; John and Sara (Koch) Martin; Andrew Koch; Kyle and Laura Johnson; Tyler, Ethan, Katelyn and Rachel Johnson; Bradley and
Jennifer (Wagner) Massman; Jarrell and Crystal (Wagner) Williams; Joshua, Angela, and Julie Wagner; Eric (step-grandson) and Leah Morgan. His 18 greatgrandchildren: Rylie and Gracelynn Bryant; Austin and Ally Wagner; Brandon and Brooke Wagner; Hannah Bradford; Kane Martin; Caleb and Emma
Koch; Samuel Johnson; Rose and Noah Massman; Jayden Williams; Naomi, Breanna, Mikayah, and Hannah Waterman; and four more expected this year: His
brother, Clifford Wagner and his wife Shirley; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends will miss his humor, stories and enjoyment of life.

His visitation will be Thursday, April 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Vienna United Methodist Church. Funeral arrangements by the Jones Funeral Home will be Friday, April 26 at 11 a.m. at the Vienna United Methodist Church followed with burial services with military honors at Rader Cemetery, Vienna.

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Joseph Aurther Copeland

Joseph Aurther Copeland, 91, of Vienna, was born on September 25, 1920, in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of James Oliver "Ollie" and Ida Agusta (Krernrnel) Copeland, and died Tuesday morning, November 29, 2011, at his farm residence in Maries County.

Mr. Copeland was united in marriage on August 30, 1941, at Waynesville, to the former Madeline Marcella Duke, and to this union two children were born. He was preceded in death by his wife on December 29, 2000; his father in 1943; his mother in 1953; two brothers, Frank Copeland and Julious "Doc"Copeland;
and two sisters, Ruby Snodgrass and Elsie Backues.

He was a United States Army Veteran and was a farmer most of his working life. He was a paid-for-life member of the Coffee Brothers American Legion Post Number 12, Vienna, where he served as Commander for several years. He was baptized early in life and was a member of the Union Hill Baptist Church where he
served as a Deacon for several years. For thirty years he was a member of the Maries County Fair Board and on the Maries  County Board of Education for 25 years.

Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Joseph Henry and Sharon Copeland, Florissant; one daughter and. son-in-law, Marcella Marie and Herbert Allen Salts, Vienna; one sister, Golda Russell; three grandchildren, Colleen Sue and Jeff Waldron, Leah Marie and Eric Morgan, and Aurther Allen and Melissa Salts; five greatgrandchildren, Jesse Salts, Alex Waldron, Adrianna Waldron, Joseph Aurther Salts, and Paige Waldron; and a host of other relatives and friends.

After resting in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes, funeral services were conducted Saturday morning, December 3, 2011, in the Union Hill Baptist Church, Vienna, with Rev. Floyd Leimkiller, pastor, officiating. Audrey Hancock sang "I'll Fly Away," "Amazing Grace," "AngelBand," and "Shall We
Gather At The River" for the funeral service with Brenda Davis accompanying at the piano.

Interment was in the Union Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the BirminghamMartin Funeral Homes. Active pallbearers for Mr. Copeland were Layman Adkins, David Adkins, Dallas Snodgrass, Donald Snodgrass, Francis Hohenstreet, and Carrell Hohenstreet. Honorary pallbearers were John Backus, Bill Duke, Jim Russell, Delmar Snodgrass, Dennis Snodgrass, Edward Duke, Herbert Adkins, Bill Snodgrass, and Charles Halbrook.

Memorials are suggested to Breast Cancer Research or the Union Hill perpetual care fund with envelopes available at BirminghamMartin Funeral Homes.

 Louise Eads Rice DeHart

Louise DeHart of Brinktown, Missouri was born August 30, 1925, in Adair, Oklahoma, the only daughter of Louis Jefferson Eads, born near Hughes Chapel, Missouri (February 27, 1890; May 12, 1964) and Willie Lou (Hardcastle) Eads, born near Cleburne, Texas (December 22, 1891; August 30, 1968, Louise's
birthday), and died in the late afternoon on Thursday, January 2, 2014, at Trout Valley, Illinois, having attained the age of 88 years, 4 months and 3 days.

Louise was first married to Fred Rice on November 10, 1941, and later married Ray DeHart on June 25, 1955. Both husbands are deceased a number of years, as it was September 29, 2003, that Mr. DeHart was killed in a tractor accident. He was born February 11, 1913. Mr. Rice passed away a number of years ago.

She survived two brothers, Virgil Fennessey Eads (March 15, 1915; February 9, 1992), and John Bunyan Eads (born and died September 26, 1923),and her
niece, Julia Ann (Judy) (Eads) Brown (May 23,1934; October 26, 2010). Left to mourn Louise's passing are her daughter, Betty (Rice) Harre, of Trout Valley,
Illinois, born October 12, 1942,and her step-daughter, Janice DeHart, of Columbia, Missouri, born May 10,1944. Louise is further survived by two grandsons, John Harre and wife, Alicia Cimeno, parents of Luna, Freya, Jude and Luke Harre of Cape Coral, Florida; and Charles Harre and wife, Tracy (Hollub) Harre,
parents of Callan, Carter and Charles Harre of Winnetka, llinois; one stepgrandson, Aaron Griffith and wife, Tina (Morie) Griffith, parents of Skylar, Alyssa and Lauryn Griffith of San Marcos, California, and many other relatives and friends.

The Reverend Horace Miller, pastor of Little Flock Baptist Church, baptized Louise on June 24, 1934, in the Big Maries Creek, Maries County, Missouri. She later was confirmed in the Catholic faith on April 11, 1998, at the Visitation Catholic Church, Vienna, Missouri, with the Reverend John J. Schmitz officiating. She was a member of the Guardian Angels Catholic Church, Brinktown, Missouri.

She was a life member of Telephone Pioneers of America, Durant Council, St. Louis, Missouri; a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 12, Vienna, Missouri (various offices); the Historical Society of Maries County (Secretary a few years); St. Anns's Sodality, Brinktown, Missouri (various offices); Life
Member of the Benton County Historical Society, Bentonville, Arkansas; past member of the General Daniel M. Frost Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy (various offices), St. Louis, Missouri; past member of the Missouri Walkways Assn., Inc., (Treasurer a few years), St. Louis, Missouri; and a
Life Member of Alpha Sigma Lambda, an honorary scholastic fraternity, Washington University chapter, St. Louis, Missouri, (all offices including president and on the board of directors), initiated on May 5, 1973.

Louise volunteered at St. Louis University as an instructor of adults who were studying to help them pass the General Educational Development (GED) examination. She also volunteered at Missouri Baptist Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, in the Outpatient Surgery Unit as an assistant to professionals. 

During her working career at Southwestern Bell Telephone (now AT&T), she attended night school at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated first in her class on December 23,1977. This merit earned her the privilege to be one of the marshals at the university's commencement ceremony on May 19, 1978, entitling her to wear the "red and green" as her mortarboard's tassel colors, and to be seated on the front row of the graduating assembly. In addition to her Bachelor of Science degree earned in 1977, she on May 17, 1978, earned an Associate's Degree in· Liberal Studies. She was employed by Bell from July 26, 1946 through February 28, 1983, beginning as a local operator at 5189 Delmar, St. Louis, Missouri and retiring from Area Headquarters, 100 N. Tucker, St. Louis, Missouri as Staff Manager.

Through these years at Bell, she was transferred or promoted into about fifteen different job titles. Also, she resigned and was rehired twice, the third employment

in 1962. During the last ten years, her coordinating duties entitled her to represent the "user community" as those computer-driven operations related to Bell's Business Office customer communications. These assignments frequently required her to rely on skills developed early in her career when she worked as a
Service Representative in the Business Office or as a Business Office Supervisor. Her last duties included traveling, usually being on call, and at times working
throughout the night. In spite of sprains, colds, allergies, etc., she attained a perfect attendance record extending over thirty years.

 In addition to her "career" employment at Southwestern Bell, Louise worked part-time as a housekeeper for neighbor ladies at age twelve, sewed on a power machine as a tailor's assistant at Fort Leonard Wood, at sixteen, and held full-time jobs in industry. in St. Louis, Missouri; first, as a small motor tester at Wagner

Electric during World War II, and as an accountant for Community Tire, in the 1960's.

At an early age, she realized that she was able to express herself through written language, an ability that aided her when writing (later dictating) thousands of letters, reports or instructions for Bell. In addition to written communications necessary on-the-job, she had to produce, simultaneously, almost one hundred papers

assigned by Washington University professors, many requiring research and extending to thirty pages. This "writing practice" made recording genealogical information more efficient as she traced her father's ancestors - the Edds (Eads), Simpson, and Carnes families who began arriving in this area in 1819, first in Osage County, and later as some of the first settlers of Maries County. She recorded even more about her mother's families of Anderson, Hardcastle, Keith, Phagan and Young, and their migration to magical Benton County, Arkansas, in the mid 1840's, from North Carolina. 

She was devoted to her family, none of whom lived nearby. She was grateful for the telephone that allowed her to keep in touch and that she could spend her final

years living on the property bought by her parents in 1930. She thought that her efforts to maintain the family home would have pleased them. She cherished her friends, one of whom she met at Wagner Electric in 1944. Another, she met at Bell in 1953. 

The family of Louise was assisted by the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Willard Eck "Decky" Finn

Willard Eck "Decky" Finn, 83, of Vienna, was born on July 3, 1923, at Vienna, a son of Colman and Nettie Ann (Copeland) Finn, and departed this life at 3:20 am, on Saturday, March 3, 2007, in the Maries Manor Health Care Center, Vienna. Decky had been in failing health for some time due to cancer.

Decky was united in marriage on July 10, 1945, at Rolla, to the former Miss Byrnece Sjostadt Lake and to this union three children were born. He was preceded.
in death by an infant son, Bernard Coleman Finn, on January 25, 1954; his son-inlaw, Robert Dale Brewer, on November 26, 1998; his father on September 28,
1953; his mother on December 20, 1960; three brothers, Leon Finn, Joe Finn, and an infant, Woodrow Finn; and three sisters, Lorena Rollins, Lottie Duffin, and Reba Hoemann. 

Decky attended grade school in Vienna and was a May of 1941 graduate of Vienna High School. He attended the Vienna United Methodist Church and was a member of the Vienna Lions Club and the Coffey Brothers Memorial American Legion Post No. 12, Vienna.. Decky could always be counted on to promote a worthy cause in the community and surrounding area and had served as chairman of the Transportation Committee for the Meramec Regional Planning  Commission, St. James.

In January of 1943, at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, Decky entered into active Federal service in the Army of the United States and was trained to serve in the
United State Army Air Corps. While serving overseas during ·World War II, Decky's bomber plane and crew were shot down on their bombing mission over Germany. After the crew was captured, Decky was held a prisoner of war in Germany from April 23, 1944, until April 29, 1945, when he was liberated from
captivity by General Patton's Third Army. He was awarded and entitled to wear numerous medals during his military service; and at the time of his discharge, he had attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. After returning to the United States from his service and captivity overseas, Decky received his discharge from the United
States Army at Scbtt Air Force Base, Illinois, in October of 1945. A man of excellent character, his "Honorable Discharge" is a testimonial of honest and faithful service to his country during World War II.

Decky was employed for all of his working life in sales and marketing by the John Deere Company for 31 years. The Finns were living in Columbus, Ohio, at the
time of Decky's retirement on March 31, 1977. Later that same year, the Finns moved back to Decky's beloved hometown of Vienna for retirement.

It goes without saying, Decky was a fisherman extraordinarie, and he spent much of his retirement doing what he enjoyed the most, which was fishing. He had also worked as a fishing guide at the Lake of the Ozarks and had participated in various tournaments there as well.

Those left to mourn the passing of Decky include: His devoted wife of almost 62 years, Byrnece "Muz" Finn, of the home in Vienna; his son and daughter-in-law,
Gary and Deborah Finn of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; his daughter, Barbara "Winky" Brewer of Vienna; four grandchildren and one grandson-in-Iaw, Carrie Elizabeth and Gabe Collins, Reid Allen Finn, John Coleman Brewer, and Paul Edward Brewer; and many other relatives and a host of friends.

A loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Decky will indeed be sadly missed by his dear family and all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were conducted for Decky at 11:00 am, on Tuesday, March 6, 2007, in the Vienna United Methodist Church with the Rev. Karen Alden, pastor, officiating and the Rev. Robert D. Hodson, First Baptist Church, Lamar, assisting. Decky's son, Gary Finn, gave the eulogy as a tribu te to his dad; and members of the Vienna United Methodist Church Choir sang " Amazing Grace," "The Old Rugged Cross," and "Shall We Gather At The River" and was accompanied by  pianist, Beth Clinkenbeard, during the service.

Full military honors and interment was in the Vienna Public Cemetery under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the BirminghamMartin Funeral Homes. Serving as pallbearers were Reid Finn, John Brewer, Paul Brewer, Terry Finn, Nick Finn, and LeRoy Sutterfield. 

Memorial contributions to the Vienna United Methodist Church are preferred by the family with envelopes available at the Vienna. Office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.

Lois Madolyn Hawkins
Lois Madolyn Hawkins, 82, of Vienna, was born on January 14, 1922, at Vienna, a daughter of Thomas Adicus and Vera Ruth Stalcup Hawkins, and died, Friday evening, August 13, 2004, in the Maries Manor Care Center, Vienna. Madolyn had been in failing health for some time.

Madolyn was a member of the Rader United Methodist Church, Vienna. In earlier years she was a school teacher in Maries County and was in clerical work in St. Louis during World War II, prior to moving back to Vienna in 1950.

Madolyn was preceded in death by her father, October 24, 1978; her mother, November 13, 1980; one brother, Jack Hawkins in 1994; and one sister, Pauline Duffin in 1992.

Survivors include: one brother, Verne Hawkins, Bourbon; five sisters, Norma Boyd, St. Louis; Bonnie Livengood, Union; Evelyn Mann, Machesney Park, Illinois; Patricia Light, St. Clair; and JoAnne Hawkins, Fulton; one uncle, Monroe Stalcup, Union; nephews, nieces, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted for Madolyn at 10:00 a.m., Monday morning, August 16, 2004, in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes, with Pastor Karen Alden, Rader United Methodist Church, officiating. Selections of "Amazing Grace," "Beyond The Sunset", and "The Old Rugged Cross" were sung for the funeral service.

Interment was in the Rader Cemetery, near Vienna, under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Relatives and friends served as pallbearers.
Adeline Lange Henderson
Adeline Lange Henderson, 68, of Tulsa, Okla., died April 3, 1990 in a nursing home. She learned that she had cancer Jan. 19 and in the following two months inoperable cancer was discovered in both lungs and also on the brain. The tumors grew very fast and the radiation treatments on the brain were not successful.

She is survived by her husband, Mervin Henderson of Tulsa; a son, Paul of Atlanta, GA.; a brother Alva Lange of St. James and a brother, John of Salinas, Calif.; and one sister, Clara Price of Ferguson.

Adeline was born in Maries County near Paydown and later lived west of Vienna. She graduated from Vienna High School and Southwest Missouri State College where she received a degree in elementary education. She belonged to United Methodist Church of Tulsa.

Funeral services were held the following Friday at Moore's Southlawn Chapel. Rev. William Mason was the officiating clergyman. Two favorite hymns, "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Ivory Palaces" were sung by a soloist. Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa.

Buel Franklin Leuthen

Buel Franklin Leuthen, son of the late Millard Joseph and Lela Ellen (Copeland) Leuthen, was born August 11, 1923 in Vienna, Missouri where he grew up and attended school. He was a 1941 graduate of Vienna High School. While in school, he was very active in sports .and. played basketball, football, and softball.

For a time Buel worked at the Vichy Airport hauling rock on the runway and also worked at the Vichy, Quarry. He was then drafted into the United States Army on January 27, 1943. He served as a noncoinmissioned officer at the military academy in Mexico, Missouri for 3 ? years before being called into active service.

Buel spent the next 16 1/2 years in the United States Army and retired in 1963. He obtained the rank of Captain and received several awards which include: the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-AfricanMiddle Eastern Campaign Medal with two bronze service stars, World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal. His assignments took him to Germany, Italy, Korea and the following stations in the continental United States: Fort George G. Mead-Maryland, Fort Riley - Kansas, Fort Benning - Georgia, Mexico- Missouri and Fort Leonard Wood Missouri.

On August 19, 1950, Buel was united in marriage to Goldie O'Neal in Mexico, Missouri. They shared over 52 years together and were blessed with three children:
Janet Diane, Michael Gerald and Lisa Gaye. Goldie preceded Buel in death on December 2, 2002.

After retiring from the military, Buel worked for the next seven years for a construction company driving a truck. He was very observant and learned how to build a successful business. He developed five different subdivisions on Hwy 28. He built and became the owner/operator  of the Leuthen Mobile Home Court and ran it for many years.

In his spare time, Buel enjoyed dancing and singing, Country Western Songs. He loved spending time at the Lake of the Ozarks and water skied until the age of 50. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Waynesville, the Waynesville / Ft. Wood Shrine Club (for over 50 years), and the Waynesville Masonic Lodge #375 AF & AM. Most importantly, he loved spending time with his family and cherished those times.

Buel passed away Friday, April 27, 2012 in his son's home in O'Fallon, Missouri having attained the age of 88 years. He will be sadly missed by all those that knew and loved him. 

Buel leaves to cherish his memory his three children: Janet Diane Meccia (Robert) of Farragut, TN, Michael Gerald Leuthen (Maureen) of O'Fallen, MO and Lisa
Bourgeois of Valley Park, MO; six grandchildren: Brian Meccia, Jacob Leuthen, Lindsay Peterson, Brad Meccia, Sophia Bourgeois and Caila Bourgeouis; two  great grandchildren: Sydnie Leuthen and Coleman Leuthen; and other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Buel was preceded in death by one sister: Bonnie Lillis and one brother: Gerald Leuthen. 

Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2012 in the Memorial Chapels and Crematory of Waynesville / St. Robert with Rev. Richard Breeden officiating. Mike Leuthen, Buel's son, gave a beautiful eulogy and Buel's grandsons, Brad and Brian Meccia, recalled their wonderful memories of their  grandfather. Jake Leuthen, Buel's grandson, read the poem "A Veteran Died Today" in honor of his grandfather. Soloist Becky Lercher sang "Amazing Grace" and the songs "Go Rest High on that Mountain" and "Welcome Home" were played. Serving as escorts were Michael G. Leuthen, Michael W. Leuthen, Jake Leuthen, Brian Meccia, Brad Meccia and Greg Eads. Serving as honorary escorts were John Niccum, Marvin Holeyfield and Gary Eads.

Burial with military honors followed in the Vienna Public Cemetery of Vienna. Military honors were provided by the United States Army of Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

Memorial contributions may be made to the, American Cancer Society and may be left at the funeral home. 

Edwin Schwartz

Edwin Schwartz, 87, of St. Louis, formerly of Vienna, died suddenly May 26, 2010.

Edwin was born May 8,1923, the fourth child of John Schwartz and Elizabeth Volmert Schwartz. Edwin attended Visitation School and graduated from Vienna High School.

After moving to St. Louis in 1941, Ed worked as an accounting clerk and attended night school at Frye Aircraft School. Soon after, in December 1942, Ed enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force at Jefferson Barracks and eventually, after training, became a bombardier for the 305th Bomb Group in the 8th Air Force Division. He flew 35 missions over Europe during World War II.

After being honorably discharged in September 1944, Ed attended St. Louis University in St. Louis, graduating in 1949 with a B.s. in accounting.

While employed at McDonnell Aircraft after graduating, he met his future wife, Helen Marie Capps. They were united in marriage on September 27, 1952 at St. Englebert Catholic Church in St. Louis. Three children were born to this marriage: Richard, John and Susan. Ed and Helen made their home in Bellefontaine Neighbors in north St. Louis County for over 50 years. Recently, they had moved to Our Lady of Life Apartments in Shrewsbury where Helen will continue to reside.

After retirement, Ed began his new hobby of genealogy. He researched and composed several family histories for the Schwartz and Volmert I families. The families are very grateful to Ed for giving them this special gift of family history. While doing some of his research, Ed enriched the family gatherings with
many interesting and fun stories.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Cure' of Ars Catholic Church on Saturday, May 29, 2010. Edwin was buried at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in 
Florissant with full military honor guard ceremony.

Edwin was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and three brothers. Survivors are his wife Helen, children Rick (Gail), John (Vicki), Susan Doyle (David) and four grandchildren, Colleen and Katie Doyle, children of Susan and David and Libby and Benjamin Schwartz, children of John and Vicki, a sister, Imogene 
(Jean) Dyn of St. Peters, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. 

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Willard Joseph Hollis
Willard Joseph Hollis, 62, of Vienna was born Feb. 22, 1924 the 10th and youngest child of William and Matilda (Wiles) Hollis. He began his life in the Venus vicinity which is about five or six miles west of Vienna. He passed away Sept. 1, 1986 in the Charles E. Still Hospital after a lengthy illness.

He was united in marriage to Fay Barnhart and unto this union 8 children were born.

Willard is survived by his wife Fay of Vienna; two sons, Larry of Vienna and Gary of Okmulgee, Ok.; five daughters, Beverly Buschmann of Fenton, Sharon Wulff of Vienna, Linda Armstrong of Jefferson City, Lisa Hollis of Vienna and Debbie Hollis of Lexington, Neb.; 12 grandchildren; five brothers, Benjamin and Eugene of Vienna, Ray and Everett of Meta and Les of Memphis; and three sisters, Ella Gray of Granite City, Ill., and Gertrude Jones and Margaret Brumble of Vienna.

He was preceded in death by one son Terry and one brother Clyde.

Willard completed elementary school at Lambeth in 1938 and graduated from the Vienna High School in 1942. He then attended Lincoln University receiving a Bachelor Degree in Education in 1960 and his Masters Degree in 1973. He spent a total of 35 years in the Educational profession. He began teaching in 1946 at Flat Top School followed by the Hughes Chapel, Bend, and Maries County R-I School. During the 24 years of service at Maries R-I School, he also served as the Elementary principal.

He enjoyed his farming when time permitted. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Vienna and the Vienna Masonic Lodge.

Funeral Services were held in the Baptist Church in Vienna with the Rev. Clyde Hendricks officiating. Organist was Ruth Hendricks. Serving as pallbearers were Daryl, Kenneth, Randy, Bill and Johnnie Hollis and Raymond Jones. Honorary pallbearers were Danny Albertson, Ronnie Thompson and Lawrence Buschmann, all under the direction of the Long Funeral Home of Vienna. Burial was in the Vienna Cemetery. 

Marie Cecelia Kleffner Buechter

Marie Cecelia Buechter, 78, of Brinktown, was born on Aug. 2, 1924, at Brinktown, a daughter of Frank Anthony and Anna Marie Kloeppel Kleffner, and died at 8:05 a.m., on Monday morning, Sept. 2, 2002, at the Villa Marie Skilled Nursing Care in Jefferson City after a lengthy illness. 

Mrs. Buechter was united in marriage on June 14, 1947, at Brinktown, to John Stephen Buechter, and to this union six children were born.

She was preceded in death by her father on June 1, 1964; her mother on Jan. 31, 1977; two brothers, Fred "Fritz" Kleffner and Raymond Kleffner; three sisters, Loretta Ottomeyer, Joan Kleffner and Louise Kleffner at age one year; one grandson, Matthew Brenneke; two granddaughters, Tiffany Buechter and Angel Buechter.

Mrs. Buechter was a member of Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Brinktown; the St. Ann's Sodality, the Argyle VFW Post No. 8045 Ladies Auxiliary; and the Lischwe-Brandel American Legion Post No. 354 Ladies Auxiliary, Brinktown. 

Prior to her marriage she taught school at Brinktown School for one year and Wiles School for three years. She was a devoted housewife and homemaker and enjoyed quilting.

Survivors include: Her husband, John, of the home near Brinktown; four sons, Jim Buechter of Brinktown, Larry Buechter of Wardsville, John Buechter of  Jefferson City and Mark Buechter of Henley; two daughters, Betty Brenneke of Jefferson City and Mary Wheeler of Lohman; two brothers, Frank Kleffner of
Hillsborough and Bill Kleffner of St. Louis; two sisters, Sister Rosann Kleffner of Wheaton, IL and Celia Campbell of St. Louis; 17 grandchildren; six  greatgrandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Fond and precious memories of Mrs. Buechter will long be remembered in the hearts of her dear family and all who knew and loved her.

A Prayer Service was held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002 at the BirminghamMartin Funeral Chapel in Vienna with Rev. John Schmitz leading. The Ladies Auxiliary of Argyle VFW Post No. 8045 Memorial Service followed at the conclusion of the Prayer Service.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Thursday morning, Sept. 5, 2002 in the Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Brinktown with the Rev. John Schmitz and Rev. Edwin Schmidt officiating. Lectors for the Mass were Teri Schulte and Adam Brenneke, Servers were Katie Wheeler, Sam Hale and  Nichole Nuebbert. During the Offertory Procession the Gifts were borne to the altar by Melissa Sidiropoulos, Beth Buechter, Bonnie Buechter, Anne Brenneke, Becca Buechter, Kelli Buechter and Christian Trepanier. The Eucharistic Minister was Sarah Brenneke. The Guardian Angel Choir sang "Amazing Grace," "Here I Am Lord," "Hail Mary, Gentle Woman," and "How Great Thou Art" and was accompanied by organist, Dana Simmons.

Interment was in the Guardian Angel Cemetery in Brinktown, under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Pallbearers were Mike Buechter, Eric Buechter, Brian Buechter, Adam Brenneke, Stephen Wheeler, Matthew Buechter and Calvin Clark.

Spiritual offerings to be applied for Masses or memorials to the Guardian Angels Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund with envelopes available at the Vienna Office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.

Maude Mae Love Bailey
Maude Mae Bailey, 80, of Vienna, was born October 19, 1922, at Vichy, a daughter of Charles and Lucy Ragan Love and died Sunday, June 29, 2003, in the St. Mary's Health Center, Jefferson City, following a stroke.

Mrs. Bailey was united in marriage to Dorsey Eugene Bailey on January 1942 at Rolla, and to this union one daughter was born.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1971; her father in 1962; her mother in 1969; one brother, Clyde Lloyd "Bud" Love on August 11, 1995; four half-brothers, Doyle Crutts, Jim Crutts, Cecil Love and Earl Love; and one half-sister, Hazel Coats.

Mrs. Bailey was a member of the United Methodist Church, Vienna and had once been employed as an assembly line worker for a paper bag company in St. Louis. She was a devoted housewife, and mother and was always diligent in providing for the needs of her family.

Survivors include: one daughter, Nelda Hodapp, St. Louis; one brother, Raymond "Buck" Love, St. Peters; two sisters, Jessie Workman, Vienna and billie Elrod, Vienna; two grandchildren, five great grandchildren and other relatives and friends. 

Fond and precious memories of Mrs. Bailey will remain in the hearts of her dear family and all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were conducted for Ms. Bailey at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 2, 2003 in the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Chapel of Vienna, with Rev. Karen Alden, United Methodist Church, Vienna, officiating.

Two songs, "How Great Thou Art" and "In The Garden" were played for the funeral service.

Interment was in the Macedonia Cemetery, Rolla, under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.

Active pallbearers for Mrs. Bailey were Roger Ball, Bill Thoele, Chuck Hodapp, Chad Hodapp, John Green, Kevin Green, and Pat Cosgrove. Honorary pallbearers were Preston Hodapp, Patrick Cosgrove, Jr., and Taylor Cosgrove.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hospice of Rolla, with envelopes available at the Vienna Office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.

Virginia Schwartze Grunwald

Virginia Grunwald of Woodland, California, formerly of Vienna, died July 21, 2002, after a long illness at the Cottonwood Health Center, Woodland, California.

Virginia was born November 19, 1921, the third child of John Schwartze and Elizabeth Volmert Schwartze. Virginia attended Visitation School and was a graduate of Vienna High School, Class of 1942.

Virginia was united in marriage to William Grunwald on November 7, 1942, at the Visitation Church, Vienna, Rev. Blaize Scheffer officiating. Five children were born to this marriage. The family made their home in San Francisco-Sacramento, CA, since 1960.

To comply with Virginia's request, her body was cremated. A Memorial Mass was celebrated at the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Woodland, CA, on July 27, 2002. The remains were buried in the Most Holy Rosary Parish Cemetery.

Survivors are her children William John (Kathy), Robert Lloyd (Lorraine), Bradley Joseph (Nancy), Carolyn Ann (Patrick) Doyle and Marilyn Joan (Kurt) Davis; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brother Edwin Schwartze, Bellefontaine Neighbors, Missouri, and sister Imogene Dyn, St. Peters, Missouri; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Ruby Stricklan Bax

Delbert T. Bax, 84 died Friday, March 18, 2005, and his wife Ruby Bax, 81, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, both at St. Mary's Health Center. Delbert was born May 28, 1920, in St. Anthony, Missouri, the son of Leo and Zetta (Kolb) Bax. Ruby was born Decemer 24, 1923, in Iberia, Missouri, the daughter of Coad and Parthenia (Duncan) Stricklan. Delbert attended St. Celia Catholic School in Meta and Campground School near Meta. Ruby was a graduate of Vienna High School in Vienna, Misssouri. Delbert and Ruby were married on August 22, 1942, in Jeffferson City, Missouri.


Delbert owned and operated Bax Timbers and worked in the timber business for over sixty years. He also woked for McDonnell Douglas and General Motors in St. Louis. Ruby was a homemaker. They both enjoyed traveling and being with family, especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were members of the Campground Church near Meta and the First Christian Church in Meta.


They are survived by five sons; Roger Bax of Holts Summit; Gary "Pete" Bax and his wife Kay of Taos; Stuart "Adlai" Bax and his wife Sherry of Jefferson City; Arnold "Buddy" Bax and his wife Alice of Jefferson City; John Bax and his wife Vicki of Jefferson City; three daughters; Susie Howard and her husband Jim of St. Louis; Brenda Wages and her husband Larry of Clifton Hill, Missouri; Tina Schmutzler and her husband Doug of Jefferson City; Randy's wife, Helen Bax of Linn; 16 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Delbert is also survived by three brothers: Norman Bax of Jefferson City; Donald Bax and his wife Helen of Freeburg; Glen Bax and his wife Judy of Jefferson City; one sister; Dolores Fox and her husband Kenneth of Lake Ozarks. Delbert and Ruby were preceded in death by a son: Randy Bax in 1998. Delbert was preceded in death by a brother: Raymond Bax and Ruby was preceded in death by a brother: James Stricklan.


Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at the Houser-Millard Funeral Directors - Jefferson City Chapel, with Rev. Manuel Seaton officiating. Interment followed in Resurrection Cemetery. Expresions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Deomocratic National Committee. Arrangements are under the directrion of the Houser-Millard Funeral Directors- Jefferson City Chapel, 2613 West Main Street. 636-3838.


Lee H. Thompson

Lee H. Thompson, age 82, of Springfield , MO. , passed away at 8:50 a.m. Monday, July 18, 2005 , in Christian Healthcare Center . He was a World War II Navy veteran and a retired Fireman. He was a member of National Heights Baptist Church .


He was preceded in death by his son, John E. Thompson; and daughter, Sandy L. Thompson.


He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Velma; daughter, April Fahrlander and husband, Jeff, and their children, Morgan and Logan; grandson, John Thompson and wife, Kelli, and their children, Kirstin and Zane; granddaughter, Dana Lane and husband, Kurt; brothers, Sidney and Warren; and sisters, Dean, Donna, and Kathryn.


Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 21, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday in Kenner Cemetery . Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, in the funeral home.


He was loved and will be greatly missed by all those who knew him. We love you PaPa.


James William Weider

James William Weider, 65, of Brazito died Sunday at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis.


He was born Nov. 18, 1924 in Maries County, the son of William and Helen Terwilliger Weider. He attended school in Maries County. Mr. Weider was married in Vienna on May 28, 1949 to Cyrilla Renkemeyer. He retired in 1987 with 17 years of service as a Maintenance Engineer with the Missouri Department of Highway and Transportation. Prior to working for the state he was a Carpenter for Schell Construction. He attended St. Joseph's Cathedral.


He served in the United States Navy and was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of VFW Post 1003 and the American Legion Post 5.


He is survived by his wife Cyrilla Weider; son, Allen Weider of Brazito; daughter, Nancy Cooper of Brazito; brothers, Lawrence Weider of Dixon, Arnold Weider of St. Louis, Jesse Weider of Jefferson City and Ted Weider of Centertown; sisters, Helen Kleffner of Vienna, Rosetta Bates and Mary Allen, both of Jefferson City; and six grandchildren, Perry, Lynn, Christina, Melissa, Laura and Cherri Cooper, all of Brazito.


He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and one sister.


A Mass of Christian Burial was held the following Wednesday at St. Joseph's Cathedral with Rev. Don Crosby officiating. Military Honors by the Central Missouri Detachment of the Marine Corps League and interment followed in the Resurrection cemetery.


Pallbearers were Robert Weider, Kenneth Weider, Walter Weider, Mike Weider, Linda Clark and Tom Campbell.


In lieu of usual remembrances, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.


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Otto J Brandel
Otto J. Brandel son of Joe Brandel was born near Brinktown, Mo. Dec. 3, 1924. He attended grade school at Lambeth and Brinktown after which he received his high school education at Vienna, MO. He was graduated from the Vienna High School in May, 1943. He was always popular with his fellow students, teachers, bus drivers, and others with whom he came in contact because of his jovial mood.

He was inducted into servece Aug. 8, 1944 and received his traning at Camp Fanin, Texas. In Dec. 1944 he returned home to spend some time with his father, brother, and sisters. (His mother preceded him in death two years ago.) On Jan. 2, 1945 he departed for Ft. Meade, Maryland and hence to the Philippine Islands where he met his death on the island of Minandao on March 13, 1945.

The sad news of his death brought intense sorrow to our entire community. He had a very striking personality and won friends wherever he went. It is our ardent wish and constant prayer that God will reward him for sacrificing his life in behalf of his fellow countrymen.

Otto was a faithful member of the Catholic Church and, according to the last letters written to his loved ones, his faith and devotion to God was a great consolation to him as he marched into battle.

We extend sympathy to his bereaved father, brother and sisters. May his soul rest in peace!

Contributed by a friend. 

G. E. "Ed" Chambers

G. E. "Ed" Chambers, 72, of Vienna, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, at St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City. He was born on March 15, 1926, in St. Louis, to George and Ida (Hutson) Chambers. He was united in marriage on July 7, 1956, to Viola Stratman. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Steven in 1958, and brothers Earl and Elmer.


He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII, having been stationed in Guam. He was a charter member of the Vienna-Bassett Eagles Lodge and the American Legion. He had been a postal worker at Fort Leonard Wood and retired in 1978.


Survivors include his wife, Viola Chambers, of Vienna; three daughters, Jane Ostermiller and husband Dan, of Indianapolis, Ind., Diane Goedke and husband Bob, of Roselle, IL, and Rhonda Henson of Vienna; five grandchildren, Sheila Morris, Danny Ostermiller, Ashley and Bobby Goedke, and Nikki Henson; one great grandchild, Lily Morris; two sisters, Berniece Peukert, of Clayton, Dodie Nail of Kerrville, TX; one brother, Eull Chambers of Osage Beach; sisters-in-law Louise Chambers of Vienna and Mary Chambers of Rolla.


Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 18 at Kordes Funeral Home in Vienna. Rev. Karen Alden officiated. Burial was in the Vienna Cemetery.


Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.


Thelma Opal "Sammy" Eads Jacks

Thelma Opal "Sammy" Jacks, 76, of Vienna, was born Nov. 1, 1924, at Vienna, a daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Millie Octavia Shockley Eads, and departed this life at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, I Maries Manor Health Care Center in Vienna. She had been in failing health for some time.


Mrs. Jacks was united in marriage on Oct. 8, 1949, at Detroit, MI, to M.J. Jacks. She was preceded in death by her father on Jan. 2, 1962; her mother on Feb. 28, 1958; two brothers, Milton Eads and William Thomas Eads; and eight sister, Nadine Harris, Alba Parker, Millie Duncan, Mayme Huffman, Jewell McKinney, Audrey Kelly, Maxine Fore and Lillian Hutchison.


She was a member of the Rader United Methodist Church in Vienna, was an active member of the Vienna Senior Citizens Center as long as her health would permit and was a housewife and homemaker.


Those left to mourn the passing of Mrs. Jacks include; Her husband, J.M. "Jerry" Jacks of the home near Vienna; one step-son, Jerry William Jacks of Dalton, GA; one sister, Ardith Cahill of Fenton; two step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.


Precious memories of Mrs. Jacks will remain in the hearts of her dear family and all who knew and loved her.


Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Jacks at 11:00 a.m., Saturday morning, Dec. 30, 2000, in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes, with Rev. Karen Alden, pastor, Rader United Methodist Church, Vienna, officiating. Three hymns "In The Garden", "Silent Night", and "The Old Rugged Cross" were sung for the funeral service.


Interment was in the Rader Cemetery near Vienna, under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Pallbearers were Bill Asher, Carl Kidwell, Nicholas Swarthout, Mike Bland, Don Thompson and Tom Swarthout.


Memorials are suggested to the Rader Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund in Vienna with envelopes available at the Vienna Office of the Birmingham-Martin
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Marietta Canzada Glenn Spencer
Marietta Canzada Spencer, 79, of Vienna, was born on May 7, 1926, at Vichy, a daughter of John David and Flossie Ellen Duncan Glenn, and died, Thursday, September 15, 2005, in the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics, Columbia.


Mrs. Spencer was united in marriage on October 31, 1944, at Rolla, to Calvin Alexander "Alex" Spencer who preceded her in death on November 28, 1993. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her father on September 28, 1966; her mother on September 4, 1999; one brother, David Glenn, Jr. on January 20, 2001; and two sisters, Imogene Bullock on October 20, 1998, and Marcella Parker on April 2, 2000.


Mrs. Spencer was a member of the Vienna United Methodist Church. She had been employed as a sales clerk with Famous Barr, St. Louis for twelve years retiring in 1977 then moving to Vienna.


Survivors include: nephews, Robert and Debbie Bullock, David and Susan Parker, and Thomas Parker; nieces, Linda and Kevin Roden, Gee Gee Hammond, Patricia and Kenny Stratman, Pamela and Paul James, and Kathleen and Warren Rogers; great-nephews, Drew Schmaeng, Jason Bullock, Mike Picker, Wes Clover, Chad James, Tyler James, Josh Rogers, and Jeremy Parker; great-nieces, Tammy Schmaeng, Missy Picker, Amanda Clover, Tuesday Hammond, Daylynn Hammond, Cherie James, Kristen Stratman, Kendall Stratman, and Melissa Parker; and other relatives and friends.


Funeral .services were conducted for Mrs. Spencer at 11:00 a.m., on Monday, September 19, 2005, in the Vienna United Methodist Church, with pastor, Rev. Karen Alden, officiating. The Church Choir sang "One Day At A Time", "What A Friend We Have In Jesus", and "How Great Thou Art" accompanied by Terry Snodgrass for the funeral service who also provided selections for the prelude and postlude.


Interment was in the Ozark Memorial Gardens, Rolla, under the new direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Active pallbearers for Mrs. Spencer were her greatnephews, Drew Schmaeng, Jason Bullock, Mike Picker, Wes Clover, Chad James, Tyler James, Josh Rogers and Jeremy Parker. Honorary pallbearers were her great-nieces, Tammy Schmaeng, Missy Picker, Amanda Clover, Tuesday Hammond, Daylynn Hammond, Cherie James, Kristen Stratman, Kendall Stratman and Melissa Parker.


MaryLea Parker Davis

MaryLea Davis, 76, of Vienna, died Saturday, August 24, 2002, at Capital Regional Medical Center, Jefferson City.


She was born on June 17, 1926, in Vienna, Missouri, to Thomas Bayard and Oma Ellen Hutchison Parker. She was united in marriage to Charles Ernest Williams in St. Louis in 1944 and to this union seven children were born. She later married George Johnson Davis, Sr. in 1960. To this union one child was born and she gained six stepchildren.


She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Vienna, and TOPPS #MO863. Her parents preceded her death as well as first husband Charles Ernest Williams; two brothers, Theron and William Parker; two sisters, Aleen Hopkins and Bertha Parker; and grandson Brian Matthew Stratman.


Mrs. Davis is survived by her husband, George J. Davis, St.; daughter Sherry Ann Devine and husband Dave of Lakeland, FL; daughter Marilyn Ellen Stratman and husband Butch of Nevada, MO; daughter Cynthia Lea Hollis and husband Larry of Vienna; daughter Jennifer Sue Crum and husband Ross of Robertsville; daughter Barbara Jeanne Hollis and husband Johnnie of Vienna; son Colonel Thomas J. Williams and wife Vera of Carlyle, PA; daughter Peggy Lyn Wagner and partner Dwayne Wagner of Vienna; son William Davis and partner Ronald J. Jenkins of Hillard, OH; and stepdaughter LaDonna Heck of Belle.


Mrs. Davis is also survived by stepson Johnson Davis of Vienna; stepson Darrell Davis of Vienna; stepson Danny Guy Davis of New Bloomfield; stepdaughter Rowena Uptergrove of Holt Summit; and stepson Henry Davis of Freeburg; and sister Virginia Buschmann of Vienna.


She is survived by 21 grandchildren: Jacqueline Waghorne, Heidi Frederick, Erik Stratman, Aaron Stratman, Joshua Stratman, Michelle Hollis, Keith Hollis, Bradley Crum, Amy Felders, Nicole Hollis, Matthew Hollis, Sean Hollis, Stacia Steinman, Thomas Williams, Theron Williams, Joseph Williams, Tyler Williams, Travis Wagner, Casey Wagner, Dan Devine, and David Devine; twelve great-grandchildren: Honor Waghorne, Spencer Waghorne, Hannah Stratman, Zoe Stratman, Zachary Kemp, Megan Kemp, Austin Felders, Emalea Felders, Dakota Hollis, Megan Steinman, Riley Steinman and Sydney Frederick.


In the hearts of her dear family and all who knew and loved her, precious memories of MaryLea will long be remembered.


Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Davis at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 28, 2002, in the Vienna United Methodist Church with Rev. Karen Alden officiating. Butch, Erik and Aaron Stratman sang "In The Garden", Erik Siebeneck sang "Gentle Woman", and Bruce Pontious sang "It Is Well With My Soul" and "Be Not Afraid." All were accompanied by Ronald Jenkins, who also gave the eulogy.


Interment was in the Vienna Public Cemetery under the direction of Kordes Funeral Service, Vienna. Active pallbearers were Sherry Ann Devine, Marilyn Ellen Stratman, Cynthia Lea Hollis, Jennifer Sue Crum, Barbara Jeanne Hollis, Col. Tom Williams, Peggy Lynn Wagner and William B. Davis.


Honorary pallbearers were Dave Devine, Butch Stratman, Larry Hollis, Ross Crum, Johnnie Hollis, Vera Williams, Dwayne Wagner and Ronald J. Jenkins.


Memorial contributions are suggested to the Vienna United Methodist Church. 

John Henry Stratman

John Henry Stratman, 74, of Loose Creek, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City. He was born Sept. 23, 1924, in Vienna, a son of John F. and Bertha Bauer Stratman.


He was married Aug. 25, 1956, in Westphalia to Helen Castrop, who survives at the home.


He attended parochial and high school in Vienna. He received his B.S. degree in Elementary Education from Central Missouri State, and a Masters of Administration degree from the University of Missouri. He worked in the education field for 46 years. He was a teacher for 21 years at several schools, including Brinktown, Wiles (Argyle), Leopold, Fatima and St. Joseph (Westphalia). He was also elementary school principal at Leopold and Fatima.


He served in the Army in the Korean War and held the rank of Sergeant upon his discharge. He was decorated with two Bronze Combat Stars with United Nations Service Medals.


He was a member of Immaculate Conception parish (Loose Creek), the Knights of Columbus (Bonnots Mill Council 2027), Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, St. Jude's Assembly, Vocare Club, Legion of Mary, Osage County Special Services and the Rolla Regional Diagnostic Center. He was also active in the American Cancer Society, Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, Missouri State Teachers Association and the Retired Teachers Association.


Other survivors include two sons Greg Stratman of Marble Hill and Terry Stratman of Versailles; one daughter, Judy Heckman of Jefferson City; and five grandchildren.


He is also survived by five brothers, Ed Stratman, Jim Stratman and Charlie Stratman of Vienna, Herb Stratman and Harold Stratman of Freeburg; three sisters; Viola Chambers of Vienna, Mary McKinnon of Dixon, and Irene Kampeter of St. Louis.


Two brothers and one sister are deceased.


Services were held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 30 at Immaculate Conception Church in Loose Creek. The Reverend Richard Cronin officiated, with burial in the Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery. Visitation was at the Morton Funeral Home in Linn.


Memorials are suggested to the Immaculate Conception Parish at Loose Creek.


Helen Verle Warner Prigge

Helen Verle (Warner) Prigge was born October 29, 1925,in Vichy, the daughter of Samuel A. Warner and Nettie (Maupin) Warner. She passed away October 5, 2012, at the Boone Hospital in Columbia, at the age of 86.

Verle married Edwin Prigge on Sept 18, 1948, at the First Baptist Church in Rolla. To this union, five children were born. Verle worked as a switch board operator prior to her marriage. Once married, Verle and Eddie lived in several states while he worked for the Federal Aviation Administration.  Upon returning to Vichy, Verle operated a restaurant. About 1962,Verle and Eddie purchased the C.O. Fannon Store in Vichy and called it Prigges' Market. Verele ran the store until 1990 when they sold it. For 30 years, Eddie and Verle enjoyed spending the winters in Bonita Beach, Fla. 

Verle was well-known for her crochet work and always had a ball of yarn and crochet hook close at hand.

Verle is survived hy her husband of 64 years, Eddie, of the home in Vichy; four children: Ruth Anne Moreland and husband, Marty, of Vichy; Betty Sue Litton of Vichy, Genevieve Maples of Belle and Mike Prigge, and wife Bonnie, of Vichy: nine grandchildren: Lisa Cannon, Scott Moreland, Donnie Chambers, Mark  Chambers, Andrew Maples, Jesse Maples, Claire Maples, Logan Prigge, and Lauren Prigge; and six greatgrandchildren: Joshua Ledbetter, Austyn, Allison and Zachary Moreland: and Dimesha and· Elizabeth Chambers.

Verle is preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Nettie Warner; one son, Robert Warner Prigge; one brother, Bale Warner; one sister, Elva Giesler; and two infant brothers.

A Memorial Service were conducted Monday, October 8, 2012, at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James with Sandy Dixon Officiating. Dorthy Daniels played the
organ with Marty Moreland Vocalist.

Memorials are suggested to the Vichy Volunteer Fire Department, cards and all arrangements are under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James.

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Louise Ellis French

Louise was born Marjorie Louise Ellis on July 23rd, 1927 in a single room cabin in rural Maries County. She was the first born child of Theron Ellis and Lillian Juergens. While she was small the family moved a few miles from their original home, and Louise’s sister Norma was born, followed several years later by their brother Harland.

Louise attended grammar school at the Taff school house, just across the road from where they lived. She graduated from Vienna High School, in 1944, and later attended college in Springfield. She started her teaching career in the latter half of her senior year teaching at Tennyson school near spring creek. She would later teach school at Burns, Taff and Mason Ridge in Maries County. During the Second World War she and two of her cousins worked in a factory in St. Louis making communication cables for the war effort.

On June 8, 1946 Louise was married to Lewis C. French. To this marriage was born four sons, James Carl French, December 11, 1949; Joseph Judson French born on September 8, 1958, and died on September 12, 1958; John Ellis French born December 19, 1959, and Thomas Lee French born November 2, 1961.

Louise and family moved to Mexico, Missouri in 1960 where Lewis was employed at the Missouri National Guard. Louise held several positions of employment while in Mexico, including, the director of Head Start, and Courtney Child Care Center. She was working for the State Division of Aging when most of the family moved back to Maries County in 1978. Louise retired from the Division of Aging in 1989 from Vienna, and then spent most of the rest of her life as a devoted Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother.

After losing her husband in 2010 she spent time at Westphalia Hills Care Center, where she was crowned nursing home queen, while living there.

Louise departed this life on August the 13th, 2016 at Silverstone Place in Rolla, Missouri. She will be very missed by her sons, their spouses, and a host of both grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Shirley M. Finn Ridgway

Shirley M. Ridgway, 72, of Valparaiso, IN, passed away on Saturday, January 30, 1999 in Valparaiso. She was born on April 21, 1926 in Vienna. She was the daughter of Willard and Mildred (Shaw) Finn of Vienna. She married Max B. Ridgway on Dec. 17, 1949 in La Porte, IN.


Her husband survives her as does three daughters, Margaret Rice of Unionville, VA, Iris Gustafson of Valparaiso, IN, and Joan Getz of Mishawaka, IN; seven grandchildren, Guy Mincey of Fredericksburg, VA, Wade Rice of Richmond, VA, Rachel and Stephen Gustafson of Valparaiso, IN, Arron, Evan and Corey Getz of Mishawaka, IN; and three great-grandchildren, William, Brandon and Matthew Mincey of Fredericksburg, VA. Also surviving is one sister, Viola Smith of Tuscumbia, AL.


Her parents, Willard and Mildred, sister Anna Jane, and brother Billy, all preceded her in death.


Mrs. Ridgway was a member of the O.E.S. #164, the AAONMS in Michigan City, IN. She was Past Guardian of the Job's Daughters Bethel 54 and past Girl Scout leader and public relations official.


Mrs. Ridgway was also noted for her photography and has won several awards.


She was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery in Valparaiso, IN.


Kenneth E. Gray

Kenneth E. Gray, 76, of Vienna, passed away on Aug. 15, 2000 at Highland, IL. He was born on Aug. 5, 1924 at Taconite, MN to Sherman Gray and Agnes Winkelblack Gray. Kenneth was married to Celeste Krone in 1944 and to this union four children were born.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II and following his discharge moved to IL where he worked as a heavy equipment operator. He later married Wanda Townsend in 1974. She preceded him in death.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, Sherman and Agnes, and brother Robert Gray, Jr.

He returned to live in Vienna in 1979 after his retirement.

Mr. Gray was a member of the Operating Engineers of Granite City, IL; the Highland, Illinois American Legion; the VFW of Highland, IL and Vienna; and the Vienna Lions Club.

Kenneth is survived by daughter Sherry Donnelly of Highland, IL; son Mike Gray of Breeze, IL; son Mark Gray of Carlyle, IL; daughter Holly Gray of Belleville, IL; brothers Arnold Gray of Richland; sister Colleen Fannon of Vienna; nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, Aug. 18, 2000 at Kordes Funeral Home in Vienna with Rev. Karen Alden officiating. Burial was in the Vienna Cemetery.

Military Honors were provided at the, graveside service by the Dixon American Legion Post. Members of the Honor Guard were Basil Rushing, Frank  Haberberger, Paul Beydler, Ben Hammock, Wilbur Warman and Bob Leonard. Pallbearers were Bob Donnelly, Troy Gray, Lyle Gray, Adam Meyer, Otis Gray,
and Zane Gray.

Ethel Mae James Bullock

Ethel Mae Bullock, of Washington, formerly of Rolla, passed away Monday, July 5, 2010 at the age of 84.

Mae was born March 15, 1926 in Vienna, to Thomas Albert James and Ina Mae (Snodgrass) James. She married Elmer "Buel" Bullock who preceded her in death in September of 1993. 

Mae loved to spend time with her grandchildren, especially fishing, taking drives to the country, visiting with relatives, and caring for her flower garden. She A
was always there to help anyone in need. 

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Ina Mae (Snodgrass) James; four brothers, Elbert James, Berthal James, Elmer James and Eugene James;. four sisters, Mildred James, Mabel James, Jewel Overleas and Marilyn MaIsch. 

She will be sadly missed by her surviving family which includes: one daughter, Karen Roberts and husband, Michael of Lawrence, KS; one son, Dennis Bullock and wife, Connie of Washington; four grandchildren, Brian Bullock of Washington, Erica Gudenkauf and husband, Matt of Lawrence, KS, Alicia Roberts of Kansas City and Christina Gruebel and husband, Michael of Washington; three great grandchildren, Caden Gudenkauf and Carson Gudenkauf, both of Lawrence, KS and Avery Gruebel of Washington, and one brother, Melvin Leroy 'Bud" James of Fenton. 

A funeral service for Ethel Mae Bullock was conducted Monday, July 12, 2010 at the Null and Son Funeral Home of Rolla. Interment followed the service at the James Community Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to the James Community Church. 

All arrangements are under the direction of the Null and Son Funeral Home of Rolla.

Robert M. "Bob" James

Robert M. "Bob" James, 87, passed away December 18, 2013, at Western Missouri Hospital; Warrensburg.

Bob was born in Vienna, February 21, 1926, the son of Martin and Lucy E. (McDaniels) James. He proudly served the Navy in the Pacific during WWII. On January 17, 1947, he married the love of his live, Irene E. Mallett, from Kansas City. He retired as a Teamster in 1986.

He was a long-time member of VFW Post #5789 in Lee's Summit, serving as Commander from 1981 to 1982.

Predeceased by his parents, wife Irene and son John Roy Young, Bob leaves two brothers, Jim and Frank James, and three children: Thomas James, Taunya Cotterman and Joella Pratt. He also leaves 5 grandsons, 8 granddaughters, 13 greatgranddaughters, 7 greatgrandsons, 2 great-greatgrandsons, 4 great-greatgranddaughters, 5 nephews and 5 nieces.

Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 23 at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee's Summit. Bob was a very loving father and grandfather. He will be forever missed by his family and friends.

Arrangements: Langsford Funeral Home 115 SW 3rd, Lee's Summit, Mo. 64063 (816) 524-3700

Jessie Etheleen Love Workman

Jessie Etheleen Workman, 85, of Vienna, was born July 16, 1925, near Vichy, a daughter of Charles Clyde and Lucy Ann (Ragan) Love, and died Friday, July 30, 2010, at her residence in Vienna. She had been in failing health for some time.

Mrs. Workman was united in marriage on July 19, 1947, to Lloyd Eugene Workman and to this union two daughters were born. She was preceded in death by one
granddaughter, Kelly Ann Thoele on May 7, 1983, twin of Jessica; her father in 1962;her mother in 1969;one brother Clyde Lloyd "Bud" Love on August 11, 1995; one sister, Maude Mae Bailey on June 29, 2003; four half-brothers, Doyle Crutts, Jim Crutts, Cecil Love and Earl Love; and one half-sister, Hazel Coats.

Mrs. Workman was a member of the Vienna United Methodist Church. She enjoyed family gatherings, country music, and square and round dancing. Mrs. Workman was a devoted housewife and homemaker, and was always diligent in providing for the needs of her family. 

Survivors include: her husband, Lloyd Workman of the home in Vienna; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol Ann and Roger Ball, Fenton; and Janet Sue and Bill Thoele, Fenton; three grandchildren, James and Brandie Ball, Fenton; Michelle and Ryan Howard, League City, Texas; and Jessica Thoele, Fenton; two great-grandchildren, Hanna Ball and Ryder Howard; one brother, Raymond "Buck"and Elois Love, St. Peter's; one sister, Billie Elrod, Vienna; and many other relatives and friends. 

A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Mrs. Workman will indeed be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. 

Funeral services were conducted Monday, morning, August 2, 2010, in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes with Rev. Karen Alden, pastor, officiating. Virginia Carroll, Donna Knapp, Judy Sutterfield, and Nancy Zimmer sang "How Great Thou Art," "Farther Along," and "The Old Rugged Cross" 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 for Mrs. Workman were Roger Ball, Bill Thoele,. James Ball,John Green, Kenneth Hayes, and Robert Wood.

Memorials are suggested to the Vienna United Methodist Church Building Fund with envelopes available at the Vienna Office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.

Joseph Hoyle Mayfield

Joseph Hoyle Mayfield, formally of Maries County, was born March 22, 1926 in Taft, CA, a son of Ernest W. and Cora Alice (Copeland) Mayfield, and departed this life at 10:30 p.m., Friday night, June 2, 2000, at his home in Bakersfield, CA. He had been in failing health for the past several months with serious heart problems.


Mr. Mayfield was united in marriage on Sept. 12, 1952, in Taft, CA, to the former Evelyn Joyce Dauber, and to this union two sons and one daughter were born. He was preceded in death by his mother on Aug. 23, 1941; his brother, Harold Ernest, on Sept. 10, 1952; his father in 1958; his daughter, Cynthia Alice, on Jan. 1, 1976 at age 15 in a horseback/train accident; and his sister, Verna Hare Bell, on Oct. 8, 1995. His mother, brother and father are all buried in the Kenner Cemetery in Hayden.


At the age of 17, while attending a revival meeting in the Kenner/Hayden community, Hoyle accepted Christ as his personal savior and was baptized in Dry Creek in February after some ice was pushed aside. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Bakersfield since 1990. Out of 37 years between the Woodland Hills First Baptist Church and the First Baptist Church of Bakersfield, Hoyle was church treasurer for 31 years.


Hoyle was raised in the Kenner-Hayden community, attending the Bell School as a boy and graduating from Vienna High School in 1944. After moving to California and marrying Evelyn, they lived in Taft, CA until Nov. 1961, and Woodland Hills, CA until 1990. He worked as a financial analyst for Getty Oil in Los Angeles from which he retired in 1985. In 1990 they moved to Bakersfield, CA.


Hoyle became interested in genealogy and history after reading Everett M. King's book History Of Maries County. He had served as treasurer for the South California Genealogical Society and California State Genealogical Alliance. He wrote post office histories for Manes County and other nearby counties in California.


He contributed a lot of his research to the Historical Society of Maries County, including the 1880 and 1920 Federal Census of Maries County, MO; Special Census of Union Veterans; history of the Copeland, Hutchison, Matlock, Sewell families; contributed a lot of material published in A History of the Post Offices and Postmaster of Maries County, MO; as well as information on other families and events.


Those left to mourn his passing include his wife, Evelyn, of the home in Bakersfield; son Keith and wife Lauren of Santa Rosa, CA; son Dennis of Bakersfield; and grandchildren Celeste, Dennis J., Justin, Kristian Hoyle, and Kaitlin; step-grandchildren Rick, Jeremy Denny and Angela Craig; and other relatives and many friends.


Hoyle was enjoying hymns at home being sung to him by guitarist Bob McNabb and was peacefully affirming the song, "Redeemed", when his life ended.


Memorial services were held at the First Baptist Church of Bakersfield at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 8, 2000. Graveside services were at Oakwood Memorial Park in Chatsworth, CA at 10:00 a.m. on June 9, 2000. Another Memorial service was held at the Woodland Hills First Baptist Church in Woodland Hills, CA at 11:00 a.m. on June 9, 2000. Sunday School teacher/pastor, Terry Barnett gave Hoyle's vignettes/life stories and gave a prayer and Mike Popovich had the sermon and gave opportunities for eulogies by the people. Singing was by Bob McNabb.


Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church of Bakersfield, c/o Evelyn Mayfield, 4201 Northwind Drive, Bakersfield, CA, 93313, for Hoyle Mayfield memorial.


Bonnie McDaniel Redel

Bonnie McDaniel Redel, 84, of Jefferson City, was born on May 8, 1925, at Vienna, a daughter of James Albert and Launa America (Copeland) McDaniel and died Wednesday, December 2, 2009, in the St. Mary's Health Center, Jefferson City following a brief illness.

Mrs. Redel was united in marriage on August 27, 1954 at Vienna to Peter Owen Redel and to this union one daughter was born. She was preceded in death by her father on February 15, 1947; her mother on June 18, 1938; two brothers, Frank McDaniel and infant Cornelius McDaniel; five sisters, infant Beatrice McDaniel, Lucy James, Erma Viessman, Allie Cox and Anna Birmingham.

Mrs. Redel was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jefferson City. She was a past member of the Joplin Women's Club; the Parent Teachers Association of St. Peter's School, Joplin, and the Newcomers Club, Jefferson City. She enjoyed sewing, crafts and playing the piano and organ.

Mrs. Redel was a teacher early in life and later worked for sixteen years in the office and as a nurse's assistant for Dr. Steve Howard of Vienna. She concluded her career, after twenty years, as an analyst for Employment Security, Jefferson City. 

Survivors include: her husband, Owen Redel, of the home in Jefferson City; one daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia Ann and Michael Esposito, Mattapoisett, Massachusetts; numerous nephews and nieces; and many other relatives and friends.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Mondav, December 7, in the Visitation Catholic Church, Vienna with Father David Veit, Immaculate Conception
Church, Jefferson City, officiating. Lectors for the Mass were Jim James and Jim Redel and Acolytes were Kylie James and Hayden James. During the Offertory Procession, the Gifts were borne to the altar by Angela Richard, Charles Richard, Connie Sand bothe, Melissa Stephens, and Holly Tehan. The Visitation Church Choir, with soloist Kristen James, sang "Ave Maria," "Here I Am, Lord," "On Eagle's Wings," "Amazing Grace," "Be Not Afraid," and "For All the Saints" and were accompanied by organist, Annette Kehner and pianist, Lenore Thompson.

Interment was in the Vienna Public Cemetery under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Pallbearers were Brian James, Paul James, Mark James, Jay James, Joe James, John Lemberger, and John Viessman. Honorary pallbearers were Michael Redel and Michael Esposito. 

Expressions of sympathy are suggested by the family to the Samaritan Center, PO Box 1687 Jefferson City, MO 65102-1687 with envelopes available at the Vienna office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.

Peter Owen Redel

Peter Owen Redel, 86, of Fairhaven, Massachusetts, formerly of Jefferson City and Vienna, was born on August 4, 1925, a son of George James and Agnes Frances (Bade) Redel, and died Friday, November 11, 2011, in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Mr. Redel had been in failing health for sometime.

Mr. Redel was united in marriage on August 27, 1954, at Vienna, to Bonnie Fay McDaniel, and to this union, one daughter was born. He was preceded in death by his wife on December 2, 2009; his father on November 11, 1963; his mother on May 22, 1994; four brothers, Cornelius Redel on September 5, 2008; Adrian Redel on July 5, 2001; George William Redel on May 22, 1982; and John Jerome Redel on July 12, 1927,at the age of 3 years; two sisters, Kathleen G. Redel on September 11, 1920, at the age of 7 months and Marcella G. Redel on May 24, 2003; one brother-in-law, Richard Muncy Jones on October 28, 1975; and one sister-in-law, Irene Graham Redel on December 5, 2009.

Mr. Redel was a member of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Jefferson City, for 42 years and at the time of his passing, was a member of the St. Mary's Parish, Fairhaven, Massachusetts. He was a World War II United States Army veteran; a member of the Jefferson City Rotary Club; the Knights of Columbus; the  National Association of Professional Engineers and the Missouri Association of Professional Engineers.

Mr. Redel attended Visitation Catholic Grade School and graduated from Vienna High School in 1944 and was a 1955 graduate of the Rolla School of Mines and Metallurgy with a bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He entered the United States Army in March of 1944. During his military service, he served with Company L 406th Infantry Regiment of the 102nd Infantry "Ozark" Division in the Ninth Army in the European Campaign. He received the Combat Infantry Badge; the Good Conduct Medal; after being wounded, the Purple Heart; the Bronze Service Star for the Campaign Rhineland; and the Bronze Service Star for the Campaign Central Europe. Sgt. Redel then served with the Service Battery 14th Armored Field Page12 - Maries County Gazette - Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Artillery Battalion.A man of excellent character, Mr. Redel was honorably discharged from the United States Army in December of 1946. Following his military
service, Mr. Redel was employed by the Missouri Department of Transportation for 36 years. He retired as District Engineer for the Central Area District (Division 5) on September 4,1991.

As a young man, Mr. Redel was a shortstop on local baseball teams and  played on the Vienna High School basketball team. In later years, he remained a loyal Cardinal baseball fan and was an avid golfer and bowler. He and his wife, Bonnie, enjoyed ballroom dancing. For many years he raised cattle on a family farm near Vienna.

Survivors include: his daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia Ann and Michael Esposito, Mattapoisett, Massachusetts; one brother and three sisters-in-law, Jim and Jeanne Redel, Vienna; Rose Redel, Oakley, Kansas and Betty Redel, St. Louis; four sisters and one brother-in-law, Margaret Jones, St. Louis; Virginia Redel,
Vienna; Mary Agnes Hefferly, Potomac, Maryland; Jane Frances and Ralph Sordyl, Springfield, ,Illinois; nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends.

A prayer service was held at 7:00p.m., Thursday, November 18, 2011, with Rev. Msgr. Marion J. Makarewicz leading, in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, November 19, 2011, in the Visitation Catholic Church, Vienna, with the Rev. Msgr. Marion J. Makarewicz, officiating. Prayers in the chapel were led by Jim Redel and Mike Esposito. Lector for the Mass was Judy Fagan and Acolytes were Kylie James, Hayden James and Austin James. During the Offertory Procession, the Gifts were born to the altar by Connie Sandbothe, Amy Pendleton and Michelle Tennery with Jim Redel serving as Eucharistic Minister. The Visitation Church Choir sang appropriate Catholic hymns under the direction of Kristen James and was accompanied by organists, Annette Kehner and Lenore Thompson.

Interment with full military honors was in the Vienna Public Cemetery, Vienna, tinder the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral
Homes. Pallbearers were John, Viessman, Jay James, Jim Redel, Tom Redel, John Lemberger and Mike Esposito. Military honors were provided by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6167, Iberia.

Spiritual offerings to be applied for Masses or memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association, the American Heart Association, or the Samaritan Center with envelopes available at the Vienna Office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.

Mary Ann Weidinger

Mary Ann Weidinger, 86, of St. Louis, was born October 19, 1926, at Vienna, a daughter of Gerhardt Francis and Helen Margaret (Meronel) Weidinger, and died Saturday, November 24, 2012, in the Nazareth Living Center, St. Louis.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by ther father on Novermber 9, 1969; her mother on March 21, 1984; one brother, F. Joseph Weidinger, in 2002; and one brother-in-law, Joseph T. Schmitz, in 1976.

She was a member of Mark's Catholic Church, St. Louis, and the Sisters of Loretto Society for twenty-five years. During her working life she was employed at Washington University, St. Louis, in the music library for 25 years, as well as other catholic schools teaching piano and music throughout her career. She enjoyed painting and loved refinishing furniture.

Survivors include: two sisters, Angela Schmitz and Veronica Weidinger both of Centennial, Colorado; one sister-in-law, Virginia M. Berhorst, St. Louis; four nephews; two nieces; three grest-nephews; three great-nieces; cousins; and other relatives and friends.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Mary Ann at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 1, 2012, in the Visitation Catholic Church, Vienna, with the Rev. Msgr. Marion J. Makarewicz celebrating. Interment will be in the Visitation Cemetery, Vienna, under the direction of the vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. 

Visitation 5-7 p.m., with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m., Friday, November 30, 2012, and 8:30 - 9:30 a.m., Saturday, December 1, 2012, in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.

Masses are preferred by the family with envelopes available at the Vienna Office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.

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Betty Barnhart

Betty Barnhart, 86, of Springfield passed away Wednesday February 26, 2014 at the Springfield Rehab and Healthcare Center in Springfield.

She was born Nov. 2, 1927 in Meta, the daughter of Albert Lee and Elizabeth Tennison Barnhart.

On November 1, 1947 at Dixon, she married Wayne Barnhart. He survives.

Also surviving are daughters Diane Neeley (Howard) of Republic, Cathy Veach (John) of Bowling Green; son David Barnhart (Karlette) of Lexington, KY; daughter-in-law Stephanie Barnhart of Ozark; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 3 stepgrandchildren and 2 stepgreat- grandchildren. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and sister-in-laws.

She is preceded in death by son Greg Barnhart on October 26, 2013; granddaughter Monica Jean Barnhart; four sisters, Myrene Edwards, Goldie Radecliffe, Fay Hollis, May Burnham, and three brothers Harold, Ellis, and Earl Barnhart.

Betty was raised in the Meta area and graduated from Vienna High School. She attended Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar and taught school in a one room school house at Carnes Campground School in the Meta area. Following her marriage she and Wayne lived in Columbia, Iberia and Waynesville before moving to Springfield in June of 1995. She worked as a secretary in the Iberia and Waynesville schools. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene where she taught Sunday school and served for many years as the church treasurer. Betty had the gift of hospitality as she and Wayne opened their home to many through the years.

Funeral services were held Saturday March 1, 2014 at the Greenlawn Funeral Home East in Springfield with Pastor Brandin Melton and Rev Richard Bushey officiating. Burial was in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield. Memorials may be made to the Springfield First Church of the Nazarene.

Euell "Butch" L. Chambers

Euell "Butch" L. Chambers of Rolla, was born October 10, 1927 in St. Louis, a son of George and Ida (Hutson) Chambers, and entered into rest January 4, 2013 in Rolla at the age of 85.

Butch was united in marriage to Joy 1. (Parker) Chambers on April 13, 1949 in Rolla and to this union two children were born.

Butch proudly served his country in the u.s. Army during WWII. He was a member of the Rolla Church of Christ. Butch was a classic car enthusiast.

He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, greatgrandfather, brother, brother-in-law as well as a friend and he will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his wife, Joy Chambers of Rolla; son, George William Chambers and wife Cary of O'Fallon, MQ; daughter, Yvonne Edwards and husband John of Rolla; sisters" Delores Nail and husband Edwin of Kerrville, TX and Berniece Peukert of California; 11 grandchildren; 22 greatgrandchildren; and many
nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Butch was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Earl, Ed and Elmer Chambers.

Services for Butch were held Monday, January 7, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Rolla Church of Christ. Visitation for family and friends was held on Sunday, January 6
from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Interment was at the Vienna Public Cemetery in Vienna, MO.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society with cards available at all James & Gahr locations.

Robert Cellis Alfred Crum, I
Robert Cellis Alfred Crum I, 83, pastor of Spring Valley Baptist Church in Henley, passed away Monday, April 5, 2010, at his home in Vienna, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Answering a divine call to the ministry at the age of 17, he served the Lord faithfully, pastoring churches for nearly 67 years, until. his death.

Public visitation was held at Spring Valley Baptist Church on Wednesday evening from 6 to 9 pm, and at First Baptist Church, Vienna,on Thursday evening from 6 to 9 pm. A Masonic Service will be held at 7pm, Thursday at the church. A final visitation began at 10 am Friday at First Baptist Church in Vienna, followed by a public funeral service at 2 pm. Interment at Little Flock Cemetery, Vienna, will follow the funeral service. All funeral arrangements under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.

Known as Cellis or "Preacher," he was born on July 16, 1926 to Henry Ellis and Dolla Mae (Wagner) Crum of Vienna. He graduated from Vienna High School in 1945, and attended Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar, for one semester, during which time he met his future wife, Edith Rosanne Frederickson. They were married on  December 22, 1945. Both Cellis and Edith felt led by God to serve in bi-vocational ministry, making it possible for them to minister in smaller churches. To support their family Cellis worked as a laborer, lineman and electrician for Union Electric Company while Edith worked as an elementary school educator. In ministry, Cellis preached and pastored, while Edith played the piano, taught Sunday school, and assisted administratively. CelIis retired from Union Electric Company in 1983 after 30 years of service with the company.

Part of a dying breed of country preachers, Preacher Crum was known for his wit, wisdom and humor, which he used to great effect in ministry. A man of great compassion and sincerity, he was tireless in sharing the gospel and reaching out to others in need. Although diligent in preparation, Preacher Crum rarely used notes or outlines for his sermons, preferring to engage listeners directly from the heart. Whether sharing God's word with one person or fifty, Preacher Crum was a personal "soul winner," and throughout his ministry hundreds responded by making a profession of faith in Christ.

Preacher Crum was pastor of Spring Valley Baptist Church in Henley, for a total of 35 years. Other pastorates included Little Flock Baptist Church in Vienna, and Green Ridge Baptist Church in Eldon. He was licensed to preach at the Terry Baptist Church (now First Baptist Church, Vienna), and ordained at Little Flock.

Preacher Crum was an Ancient Free and Accepted Mason, Royal Arch and Scottish Rite Mason, Shriner and member of Eastern Star. He was active in the Blue Lodge and  astern Star, and had received his 50year pins for both organizations. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge and a 50year, founding member of the Vienna Lions Club.

On December. 7, 1995, the Missouri House of Representatives passed a resolution honoring Cellis and Edith for 50 years of marriage, ministry and service to the community.

Preacher Crum was preceded in death by his brother Columbus Crum, sisters Nora Crum and Juanita Davis, and granddaughter Amy Kidwell. He is survived by: Edith, wife and true love; children Yvonne Meyer and husband Lyman "Sonny" Meyers, Jana Crum and fiance Joe Gray, Robert Crum and wife Martha; brother, Ellis Crum (Junior) and wife Shirley; and numerous nieces and nephews. Cellis and Edith are proud to boast 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Cellis was an outstanding husband, father, grandfather and uncle.

Raised on a farm, he maintained a lifelong interest in horses and livestock; and in partnership with his nephew Joe Clay Crum, he continued his agricultural pursuits until just a few months before his death.

During his many years in ministry he "adopted" countless men, women and children as part  of an extended family. He was most often found with a beard over the last few  decades, which to his family and most acquaintances seemed naturally suited to his patriarchal manner and sensibility.

Memorials suggested to the Memorial Bible Program of Gideons International, with envelopes available at the Vienna office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.


Raymond F. Duke

Raymond F. Duke, 47, of 2205 Wilson Ave., Granite City, died Saturday, November 3, 1973 at John Cochran Veteran's Hospital in St. Louis.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Mercer Funeral Home in Granite City. Friends are calling.

Survivors include his wife Betty nee James Duke of Granite City; daughters Mrs. Ronnie (Betty) Hicks, Mrs. Ricky (Sharon) Bettis, Miss Karen and Miss Janet Duke, all of Granite City; a son Raymond E. Duke of Granite City; a brother Joseph Duke, Belle, Mo; sisters Mrs. Homer (Mary) Atkins and Mrs. Joseph (Madeline) Copeland of Vienna, Mo., and Mrs. Grover (Virginia) Hohnstreet of Gerald, Mo.

He was a chemist for General Steel in Granite City, Illinois.

Priscilla M. Fennessey Byrd

Mrs. Priscilla Martha Byrd, 62, of Vienna, was born August 21, 1927 at Vienna, a daughter of Joseph Thomas and Anna Katherine Stratman Fennessey and died Friday, October 27, 1989 in St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City. She had suffered a stroke in July of 1989.


Priscilla was preceded in death by her father on April 18, 1982; one brother, Anthony Joseph "A.J." Fennessey on June 6, 1987; and one sister, Mrs. Marian Javery in February of 1989.


Mrs. Byrd was a member of Visitation Catholic Church, Vienna. She was a secretary at the Maries R-I High School, Vienna for 28 years.


Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Katie Fennessey of Vienna; one son and daughter-in-law, Mick and Debbie Byrd of Vienna; one daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Daryl Hobbes of Columbia; one brother, Earl Fennessey of Jefferson City; one sister, Mrs. Lillian Penniston of Mesa, Ariz.; and three grandchildren.


The Mass of Christian burial was celebrated the following Monday in the Visitation Catholic Church in Vienna with the Rev. Patrick Flanagan officiating. Rectors for the Mass were Bill Stratman and Tim Fennessey. During the Offertory Procession, the Gifts were borne to the altar by Miss Joann Fennessey and Mrs. Rosemary Berhorst. Appropriate selections were provided for the Mass.


Interment was in the Visitation Cemetery, under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Tim Fennessey, Jim Parker, Les Volmert, Bill Stratman, Ronnie Kingery and Everett Barnhart.


David Junior Glenn
David Junior Glenn, 73, of Vichy, was born Oct. 11, 1927 at Vichy, a son of John David and Flossie Ellen Duncan Glenn, and departed this life at 7:20 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001 at his residence near Vichy.

Mr. Glenn was united in marriage on Oct. 25, 1949, at Piggott, AR, to the former Miss Eunice Virginia Haynie, and to this union, two sons were born.

He was preceded in death by his wife on Nov. 20, 2000; his sons, Bradley Owen Glenn on Nov. 21, 1955 and Donald Gary Glenn on April 23, 1999; his father on Sept. 28, 1966; his mother on Sept. 24, 1999; two sisters, Imogene Bullock on Oct. 20, 1998 and Marcella Parker on April 2, 2000; and one brother-in-law, Alex Spencer on Nov. 28, 1993.

He was a member of the Vienna United Methodist Church, Lanes Prairie Lodge No 531 A.F. an A.M., Vichy, and American Legion Post No. 12, Vienna. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was a machinist for 25 years at Emerson Electric and 17 years at Alvey Conveyor, both in St. Louis, until he retired in 1989.

Those left to mourn the passing of Mr. Glenn include: One grandson, Robert Michael Glenn of St. Louis; one sister, Marietta Spencer of Vienna; three brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Emmitt Bullock of Vichy, Tom Parker of Vienna, John Nuckles and wife Dorothy of Bee Branch, AR, Helen Reynolds of Pocahontas, AR, and Wanda Arbuckle and husband Forrest of Braidwood, IL; four nephews, Bob Bullock, David Parker, Tommy Parker and Bruce Armstrong; eight nieces, Linda Roden, Kathy Rogers, Glenda Hammond, Pat Stratman, Pam James, Tammy Ball, Shari Walker and Janett Conner; and other relatives and friends.

Fond memories of Mr. Glenn will remain in the hearts of his dear family and all who knew and loved him.

Masonic services under the auspices of Lanes Prairie Lodge No. 531 A.F. & A.M., were held at 7:00 p.m., Thursday evening Feb. 1, 2001, in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.

Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Friday morning, Feb. 2, 2001, in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes with Rev. Karen Alden, pastor, Vienna United Methodist Church, officiating, Three songs "One Day At A Time", "Farther Along", and "How Great Thou Art" were sung fo the funeral service.

Interment was in the Ozark Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Rolla, under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.

Pallbearers were Bob Bullock, Kevin Roden, Warren "Sput" Rogers, David Parker, Tommy Parker, Kenny Stratman, Paul James and Bob Boucher.

Memorials are suggested to the Vichy Volunteer Fire Dept. with envelopes available at the Vienna Office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.


Imogene A. Glenn Bullock
Imogene A. Bullock of Vichy passed away Tuesday, October 20, 1998 at her home at the age of 69.

Imogene, daughter of Flossie (Duncan) Glenn and the late David Glenn was born March 30, 1929 in Vichy. Preceding her in death was her father, David Glenn.

Imogene and Emmitt Bullock were united in marriage Dec. 21, 1946. To this union three children were born.

She was a member of the Methodist Church in Vienna and the Order of Eastern Star, member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, currant Worthy Matron of O.E.S., currant Worthy Matron of 39th District, past District Deputy Matron in 1996, 5 times Worthy Matron of Rainbow Chapter #263.

She enjoyed fishing, ceramics, gardening and cooking.

Imogene is survived by her husband, Emmitt Bullock; her mother, Flossie Glenn; three children, Linda Roden and husband Kevin of Vienna, Robert Bullock and wife Debbie of St. James, and Kathleen Rogers and husband Warren of Vichy; one brother, David Glenn, Jr., of Vichy; two sisters, Marietta Spencer of Vienna, Marcella Parker of Vienna; five grandchildren, Tammy Roden, Joshua and Amanda Rogers, Melissa Picker and Jason Bullock; several nieces and nephews; many friends and neighbors.

Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1998 in the James and Gahr Chapel with Karen Alden officiating

Organ music was provided by Majorie Barton and duet by Terry Snodgrass and Diane James. Pallbearers were Donald Glenn, Tommy Parker, Jason Bullock, Mike Picker, Paul James, Kenny Stratman and David Parker.

Interment was in the Ozark Memorial Gardens in Rolla.

Memorials may be made to O.E.S. Rainbow Chapter #263 Vienna.

All the arrangements were made by James and Gahr Mortuary of St. James.


Dorothy Hayes 

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Dorothy Hayes, of Vienna, 85, was born August 29, 1927,at Downers Grove, Illinois,a daughter of Ray and Genevie Belle (Hollis) Hayes, and died Wednesday, December 12, 2012, in the Dixon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Dixon. Dorothy had been in failing health for some time.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her father on February 12, 1957; her mother on February 5, 1976; four . brothers, Walter Eugene Hayes at the of age four and one-half years on July 30, 1929, Donald Hayes (Dorothy's twin brother) on October 7, 1927, Charles "Ted" Hayes on December 17, 1996, and Kenneth L. Hayes on April 28, 2001.

She was a member of the Vienna United Methodist Church. During her working life, she was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics, Columbia, for twenty-five years retiring in 1989. She enjoyed painting, collecting . cookbooks and teddy bears, traveling, and loved animals.

Survivors include: cousins; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted for Dorothy at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 18, 2012, in the Vienna Chapel of Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes with Rev. Karen Alden, Woodlandville United Methodist Church, (Rural) Rocheport, officiating.

Interment was in the Kenner Cemetery under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Pallbearers for Dorothy were Russell Hayes, Wesley Hayes, Jim Hayes, Bill Bullock, Leo Asmus and Delbert Miller. Honorary pallbearer was Hursel Hayes.

Memorials are suggested to the Kenner Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund in c/o Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home,P.O. Box 250,Vienna, MO 65582

Howard Loyal Henderson

Howard Loyal Henderson, 73, of Vienna; was born April 27, 1928, to Francis Loyal (Buddy) and Elsie Marie Graham Henderson, and died December 23, 2001.

Howard married Jean Malone on September 1, 1948, and to this union were born five children who survive: Sue Wenger and husband Michael of Mulvane,  Kansas; Terry Lynn Snodgrass and husband Dallas of Vienna; Loyal Smith Henderson and wife Linda of Vienna; Patricia Wombwell and husband Roger of Montrose; Carl Tyler Henderson and wife Debra of Vienna; and 16 grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Helen Tipton; one aunt, Irene Redel; one niece, Lisa Meyer and husband Jim; and one nephew, Lance Tipton and wife Kim, all of Jefferson City; and many cousins and friends.

Visitation was held Wednesday, December 26, 2001 at the Vienna United Methodist Church. The funeral service was conducted at 3:00 p.m. that same day. Burial was in the. Vienna Public Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Vienna United Methodist Church of the Vienna Public Cemetery.

Evelyn A. Nelson Stauffer

Evelyn A. Stauffer departed this life of natural causes, August 28, 2011, at the age of 86 years. At the time of her passing she resided with her husband, Wilber, at Argent Court in Seguin, Texas. She was born June 17, 1925 to Engra and Onslow Nelson of Hayden, Missouri.

Evelyn was the second born and the eldest daughter of six children. As a young woman she taught school at Clifty School for a time before her marriage. She lived most of her life in the Hayden and Dixon Missouri area.

She was known as a  warm, caring, very hospitable person with a quick wit and a ready response. She loved to entertain and was an excellent baker and cook. Her home was always the center where her siblings and their families gathered for family occasions throughout the years. She was a very skilled seamstress and made many beautiful, handmade quilts and crocheted pieces that will be treasured for years.

Evelyn was the avid family historian and loved corresponding and talking with family members across the nation. She was very involved with her church and spent many years volunteering with teaching, record keeping, dinners, and other functions at the church. After living most of her life in Missouri, she and her husband moved to Texas in 2005 to live closer to son, Daniel, and his family. She quickly became involved with life at the retirement community and her new church, making many new friends while staying connected to friends and family far away. 

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Wilber Stauffer, and two sons and one daughter. They are eldest son, Daniel Stauffer and wife Janice of San Marcos, Texas, son Stephen Stauffer and wife Sue of Franklin, Indiana, and daughter Mary Stauffer of  Licking, Missouri. She has five grandchildren, Rachel Stauffer of San Marcos, Texas, Mitchell Stauffer of Bargersville, Indiana, Amy Stauffer Wells of Barrington, Rhode Island, Erich Stauffer of Tipton, Indiana, and Scott Stauffer of Whiteland, Indiana. Ten greatgrandchildren include Thomas, Katherine, and Benjamin Wells of Barrington, Rhode Island; Kya, Keilyn and Kira
Stauffer of Bargersville, Indiana; and Magdalena, Carmina, Kevin and Samuel Stauffer of Tipton, Indiana. Evelyn is survived by four brothers and sisters.  They include Lawrence Nelson of Aurora, Nebraska, Jane Miles of Patterson, Missouri, Fred Nelson and wife Carolyn of Denver, Colorado and Stella CaseIton of Iowa Falls, Iowa. Also surviving are brother-in-law Leon Eaton and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Onslow and Engra (West) Nelson, one sister Anna Eaton, and a sister-in-law and two brothers-in-law.

A memorial service will be held for Texas friends at New Hope Baptist Church in San Marcos, Texas on September 10 at 11:00 a.m., Pastor David Fleming
officiating. Services and interment at Kenner Church of God, Dixon; Missouri will be held at 11:00 a.m. on September 17, 2011. Pastor William Kempen will

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to New Hope Baptist Church, 1515 Hwy 80, San Marcos, Texas, 78666 or Church of God St. Robert,
466 Old Route 66,St. Robert, MO 65584. Evelyn was a warm and caring woman who will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. Arrangements are
under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.

Wayne Cellis Palmer

Wayne Cellis Palmer, loving son, brother, husband, daddy, grandpa and ,great-grandpa, was born December 1, 1927, in Vienna, and went to be with his Heavenly Father June 24, 2008. He suffered with Alzheimer's disease for many years and died from complications thereof.

He was a descendant of many fine people who built this great Country with hard work, civic and military service and deep faith, including Christopher Elrod, veteran of the Revolutionary War and Spyres V. Palmer, veteran of the War of 1812. A member of the Palmer family has fought proudly in every war in which America has been involved.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 59 years, Clifagean Ethridge Palmer; daughters Linda Jean Palmer Bowles and husband, Barney, Deborah Ann Palmer and Karen Denise Palmer McFarland; grandchildren: Robin Kristine Hunter Owen and husband, Michael; Shannon Kelleen Bowles Bishop and husband, Matt; Brent Jason Wayne Bowles and wife, Wendy; Bryan Jeffrey Johnson Bowles and wife, Janet; Allison Michelle McFarland and Eric Michael McFarland; great-grandchildren: Cayla Marie and Lauren Michelle Owen; Cody James and Hayden William Bishop; Brent Tyler Wayne Bowles; Quintin Duwayne Lee and Rachel Lee Bowles; sisters: Jane Palmer Kucera and husband, Will, and Mary
Palmer Brown; brothers-in-law;  sisters-in-law; numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by parents, John Buel Palmer and wife, Mable Marie Noblett Palmer of Vienna, Missouri; brothers: John Leslie; Henry Sylvester; Thomas William; Norman Dean and David Paul; sisters: Naomi Palmer Kucera; Violet June Palmer; Norma Jean Palmer; Irene Palmer Musser and grandparents, William
Washington Palmer and Nannie Jane Elrod Palmer and Thomas Jefferson Noblett and Telitha Jane Copeland Noblett. 

Wayne was a member of the Union Hill Baptist Church in Vienna, Missouri. Six generations of the Palmer family are buried at the cemetery across the street from the church. He proudly served his country during the Korean War as an infantryman in the 1st Marine Division, 51 h Regiment, 5th Battalion, Baker Company (Baker's Bandits). He was a proud member of the "Chosin Few," lifetime member of the V.F.W. #581 and American Legion Post #586. He was proud to be a
Marine and was heard many times saying" Semper Fi" to fellow Marines. He was a lifetime member and Past Master of Fairbanks Masonic Lodge #1363 A.F.& A.M.

Growing up on a 200-acre farm in "The Bend" on the Gasconade River outside Vienna, Missouri, Wayne was always surrounded by his family of eight brothers and sisters and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He enjoyed church socials and holiday celebrations with his family and friends. His family worked very hard and long hours each day tending the fields, animals and household chores. Sunday was reserved for worship and social gatherings. He and his brothers explored caves, found hundreds of Indian arrowheads, hunted and fished and still found time for boyish pranks. And, yes, he did walk ten miles to school in the snow!

Wayne worked very hard all his life as a welder, pipe-fitter and inspector to provide for his family. He loved and had great pride in his family. Every summer vacation, he would drive his family for a two-week vacation with his parents, then living in Agency, Missouri. He loved being with his family; fishing with his brothers; children and grandchildren; bar-b-ques at Lake Houston; visiting with his friends at the American Legion Post and V.F.W., always inviting his grandchildren and greatgrandchildren to come and enjoy the holiday activities scheduled at the American Legion for Easter, Christmas and Halloween. He was an avid gardener. Planting and tending to his garden with his wife every year, they enjoyed sharing the vegetable bounty with family and friends. He was also a very good handyman and auto repairman. He was always eager and willing to lend a helping hand wherever there was a need. He had a childhood talent for playing the jawharp and shared his skills with his, grandchildren. He even found a large snapping turtle on the road and took it to show his grandchildren. He gave the turtle a twig, which was immediately snapped in two, to teach his grandchildren what would happen if their fingers got too close to a snapping turtle's mouth! He enjoyed sharing his childhood memories on the farm with his grandchildren: Wayne always enjoyed attending his Vienna High School Reunions and visiting with his former classmates and taking his family to walk on the grounds of his childhood home. On one of his visits to "The Bend" in 2003, he enjoyed skipping rocks across a creek with his grandson, Eric. His very last visit to The Bend was in 2007. We have fond, memories of celebrating holidays with lots of food, love and football games. Oh, lest we forget, he loved watching the Astros!

Funeral services were held June 28, 2008 at Earthman Resthaven Chapel in Houston, Texas. Members of the United States Marines Corps "Chosin Few" stood
vigil at each end of the casket during the entire service and gave a final salute to their fellow Marine at the end of the service.

At the grave-site, the United States Marine Corps Honor Guard played "Taps", and in a solemn ceremony, folded the United States Flag and presented it to Wayne's beloved wife on behalf of the, President of the United States and a grateful Nation.

Masonic Last Rites conducted at the grave-site by Fairbanks Masonic Lodge #1363 A.F. & A.M.

Darlis Myrtle Picker Steadman Honse

Darlis Myrtle Honse, 86, of Vienna, was born on June 30, 1927, near Vienna, in Maries County, a daughter of Adolph Frederick and Lettie Ann (Copeland)
Picker, and died Saturday, December 7, 2013, in the Capital Region Medical Center, Jefferson City.

Darlis was united in marriage on July 10, 1982, at Vienna, to George Elmer "Buck" Honse, who preceded his wife in death on November 3, 1982. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Charles Edward Steadman on January 22, 1968, and William Coy Steadman on November 20, 1996; twin great-grandsons, William
Joseph and Johnathon Wayne Steadman on February 27, 1998; her father on March 4, 1982; her mother on December 20, 1968; one brother, Charles Adolph Picker on May 2, 1987; and her sister, Bettie Lou Parks on June 21, 2011. 

Darlis had been a homemaker for all her working life and had owned and operated Steadman's Market, north of Vienna on Highway 63, for 20 years. The way Darlis lived and interacted with others was the best tribute anyone could have for their life.

Survivors include two daughters, Letty Jo Farley and Betty Ann Whitsell, both of Jefferson City; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four great-great-
grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Clay and Emma Lou Picker, Union; other relatives and a host of friends.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon on Thursday, December 12, followed by funeral services at 12:00 of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Pastor Doug Crader of the Jefferson City Christian Center, Jefferson City, will officiate. 

Interment will be in the Vienna Public Cemetery under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Pallbearers are Matthew Weider, Bill Steadman, Josh Steadman, Zach Whitsell, Jesse Messersmith, Wyatt Messersmith, and Andrew Steadman. Honorary pallbearers were Austin
Emerson, Paul Emerson, Clyde Emerson, Hayden Steadman, Henry Steadman, George Steadman, and Karson Weider.

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

Gerald Melbourne Poor

Gerald Melbourne Poor, 84, of Rolla, passed away at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center on Monday, October 10, 2011. 

Gerald was born on April 2, 1927 to his parents: Otto and Gracie Lee (Skaggs) Poor. He was united in marriage to Mildred Marie Ragan on May 29, 1950 in Arkansas.

He entered the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 and was on the USS Indianapolis, which sunk July 30, 1945 by Japanese submarines. About 900 of the 1,196 crewmen
survived the initial impact. By the time they were rescued 4 days later a little more than 300 survived. Gerald was one of the survivors and at the time of his passing, was the only Missouri survivor of the greatest sea disaster in its history. Mr. Poor often visited the local schools and told of his experience in the water, fighting, exposure, dehydration and shark attacks.

The U.S. Navy honored his heroic efforts on October 16 at the Snodgrass Cemetery near Vienna. 

Gerald was a loving father, and grandfather. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. 

Gerald is survived by one son, Homer Poor and wife Wilma of Hannibal; and one daughter, Thelma Bailey and husband Jerry of Rolla; two sisters Billy Ann
Vastnik and husband William of Peru, Illinois and Margaret Horbitz of St. Peters; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. 

Preceding Gerald in death is his wife Mildred Marie (Ragan) Poor on November 14, 2005;and his parents Otto and Gracie (Skaggs) Poor; four brothers Rowe Earl Poor, Buell Lee Poor. Thomas Barton Poor,  and Johnny Quinton Poor; one sister Allene Chambers; and dne brother-in-law John Horbitz.

Memorial Service was conducted on Saturday, October 15, at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James. Graveside services with full Military Honors was conducted on Sunday, October 16 at the Snodgrass Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James.

Val Gene Thompson



Funeral services are scheduled at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Blue Eye for a veteran Springfield fireman who died yesterday in a fiery truck crash on U.S. 65 near Fruitland Road about 8 p.m.


Val Gene Thompson, 44, of 1317 South Maryland, was killed when his truck left the road while apparently traveling at an excessive rate of speed, struck a culvert, rolled over several times, pinning Thompson inside, and the burst into flames, according to the highway patrol.


Fire units from Cedarbrook and Ebenezer extinguished the blaze. Greene County Volunteer Fire Coordinator Ray Tucker was also at the scene.


The first officer to arrive at the scene, Sgt. Gerry Parry, of the Greene County sheriff's office said, "The truck was already engulfed in flames, and there was no way we could get to him."


Cedarbrook Fire Chief Dave McGee tried to pull the man out, but was driven back by the heat. "I wish I'd got here a few minutes earlier," he said.


Greene County Coroner Dr. Erwin Busiek said it appeared the man was dead before the fire started, but that he couldn't be sure.


The victim had been a city fireman since October, 1958.


Thompson is survived by his wife, Ardith; one son, Chris, one daughter, Doris, all of the home; three sisters, Mrs. Katheryn Sloan, Willard, Mrs. Dean Viles, Buffalo, and Mrs. Donna Horn, Republic; three brothers, Warren, Labadie, Sidney, Atlanta, Ga. And Lee, Springfield.


Funeral services will be held in the Bowman Church of Blue Eye, with the Rev. Raymond Lassiter officiating. Burial is to be in the Blue Eye Cemetery under the direction of the Nelson Funeral Home of Berryville, Ark.



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John Casper Bauer

John Casper Bauer, 79, of St. Louis, was born on November 17, 1928, at Brinktown, a son of Herman Peter and Celestine Angela (Winkelmann) Bauer and departed this life at 8:45 AM., Thursday, October 16,2008, in the St.Joseph's Health Center, St. Charles. Mr. Bauer had been in failing health for the past
several months. 

Mr. Bauer was preceded in death by father on September 24, 1969; his mother on February 5, 2000; and three brothers, Joseph Bauer, Norbert Bauer and Ralph Bauer. 

Mr. Bauer was a member of the St. Luke Catholic Church, Richmond Heights and a Unites States Army veteran. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Wentzville; Fraternal Order of Eagles #4340, Vienna; The American Legion Post 89, St.Louis and The St. Louis Retired Professional Fire Fighters. He had been a 
Fire Fighter for the City of St. Louis retiring 1988.

Those left to mourn the passing of Mr. Bauer include: one son and daughter-in-law, John L. and Julia Bauer, Wentzville; one daughter and son-in-law, Renee and Kirby Soffer, Chesterfield; two brothers, Martin Bauer, Brinktown; Anthony Bauer, Vienna; six sisters, Elizabeth Wester, St. Louis, Theresa Koerber, Pinedale, Montana; Agnes LaBruyere, Brinktown; Mary Gansmann; St. Louis; Odelia Kristof, Phoenix, Arizona; and Gertrude Mehlick, Chesterfield; four grandchildren, Kimberly, Jessica, Alexie and Lindy; and great-grandchild, Allison; and many other relatives and friends.

A Praver Service was held for Mr. Bauer at 6:00 P.M., Monday, October 20, 2008, in the Pitman Funeral Home, Wentzville.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Mr. Bauer at 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, October 21, 2008, in the Guardian Angels Catholic Church, Brinktown, with Msgr. Marion Makarewicz, officiating. Lectors for the Mass were Jessica Bauer & Diane Rasch and Acolytes were Dalton Otto and Justin Duggan. During the Offertory Procession, the gifts were born to the altar by Mary Gansmann and Martin Bauer. Donna Knapp sung "Amazing Grace," "Be Not Afraid," "Taste and See," and "How Great Thou Art" for the Mass.

Interment with full military honors was in the Guardian Angels Cemetery, Brinktown, under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Pallbearers for Mr. Bauer were his nephews David Bauer, Matt Bauer, Bryan Mehlick, Mark Mehlick, Mike Gansmann and John Gansmann.

Spiritual offerings to be applied for Masses or the Backstoppers  organization with envelopes available at the Vienna office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.

Noel Clay "Bob" Bullock

Mr. Noel Clay "Bob" Bullock, 79, of Vienna, was born on October 9, 1927, at Vienna, a son of Robert Clay and Minnie Ellen (Trogden) Bullock, and departed this
life at 10:00 am, Wednesday, March 28, 2007, in the St. Mary's Health Center, Jefferson City. Mr. Bullock had been in failing health since 2002 from cancer.

Mr. Bullock was united in marriage on September 9, 1953, in the Kenner Church near Dixon, to the former Miss Helen Berniece Nelson and to this union five children were born. He was preceded in death by one son, Roger Dean Bullock on August 10, 1981; his father on January 23, 1958; and his mother on February 11, 1999.

Mr. Bullock was a member of the Vienna United Methodist Church and a United States Army veteran. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time on the river and with friends, and gardening and sharing his produce with others. Mr. Bullock was employed by the KAW Transport Company, Belle, for most of his working life
and retired from there after 20 years of employment. 

Those left to mourn the passing of Mr. Bullock include: his wife, Mrs. Berniece Bullock, of the home near Vienna; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Kevin and Brenda Bullock, Vienna; Dennis Bullock, Vienna; and Eric and Dawn Bullock, St. Charles; one daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Rex Hollis, Meta; one sister and
brother-in-law, Berniece and Dr. Norman James, Vienna; his former daughter-in-law and her husband, Beth and Gary Clinkenbeard, Vienna; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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

Funeral services were conducted for Mr. Bullock at 10:00 am, Saturday, March 31, 2007, in the Vienna United Methodist Church with the Rev. Karen Alden officiating. The Vienna United Methodist Church Choir sang " Amazing Grace," "How Great Thou Art," and "The Old Rugged Cross" for the funeral
service and was accompanied by pianist, Terry Snodgrass, who also provided the prelude and postlude for the service.

Interment, with full military honors, was in the Kenner Cemetery, near Dixon, under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral
Homes. Active pallbearers for Mr. Bullock were Bob Hayes, Russell Hayes, Joe Troutt, Mitchell Terry, Gene Schwartz and Lloyd Murphy. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Withers, Troy Porter, Gene Nelson, Dr. Norman James, Raymond Bullock, Bennett Bullock, Donnie Terry, Gary Terry, Paul Dake, Jessie Carroll, Ron Thornton, and Leslie Tackett. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, the Vienna United Methodist Church, or the Kenner Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund with envelopes available at the Vienna office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.

Norma Lea Ellis Dake

Norma Lea Dake of Vienna was born of July 5, 1929, in Maries county a daughter of Theron A. and Lillian L. Juergens Ellis, and departed this life at 10:15 P.M., Saturday evening, September 1, 2001, in the Maries Manor Health Care, Vienna. Mrs. Dake had been ill for a brief time and had attained the age of 72 years, 1 month, and 26 days.

Mrs. Dake was united in marriage on May 7, 1949, at Iberia, to Paul L. Dake, and to this union two children were born. She was preceded in death by her father on October 5, 2000; her mother of February 25, 1988; and her brother, Harland Ellis on April 19, 2001. 

Mrs. Dake was baptized at Wheeler church in Maries county and at the time of her death attended Vienna United Methodist Church. During her working life, she was a school teacher in rural Maries County. 

Those left to mourn the passing of Mrs. Dake include: her husband, Paul L. Dake, of the home in Vienna; one son,  Scott Dake, Vienna; one daughter, Karen and husband Steve Luecke, Lake Ozark; one sister Louise and Husband Carl French, Vienna; two grandchildren, Stefanie and husband Terry Feeler, Vienna and Steven Stricklan, Dixon; one great-grandson, Brock Feeler; and aunt, Bertha Brown, Dixon; a sister-in-law, Freddie Ellis, Dixon; nephews;. nieces; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Dake at 2:00 P.M., on Tuesday afternoon, September 4, 2001, in Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes with Rev. Karen Alden, pastor, Vienna United Methodist Church, officiating. The Church Choir sang "Amazing Grace," "In the Garden," and "Whispering Hope" for funeral service and was accompanied by pianist, Beth Clinkenbeard, who also provide selections for the prelude and postlude.

Interment was in the Vienna Cemetery under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Active pallbearers for Mrs. Dake were Tom French, Jim French, Dirk Ellis, Leonard Weidinger, Dave Swarthout, and Jimmy Buschmann. Honorary pallbearers were David Hutchinson, Michael Hutchinson, Chris Hutchinson, and Rick Hutchinson. 

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

Emory Laymon Hutchison

Emory Laymon Hutchison, 64, of Belle, was born on April 17, 1929, near Vienna, in Maries County, a son of Joseph Wesley and Margaret Launa Noblett Hutchison, and died at 7:17 A.M., on Friday, September 10, 1993, at his residence, Route 1, Belle, following a brief illness.


Mr. Hutchison was united in marriage on March 5, 1960, to the former Miss Mildred Marie Elrod. He was preceded in death by his father on December 29, 1984, and his mother on December 27, 1958.


He was a member of the Union Hill Baptist Church, Vienna, and lived in the Paydown community for most of his life. Mr. Hutchison was a United States Army Veteran and had worked as a pressman for both Tri County Publications and the Belle Business Forms, Belle, retiring on June 30, 1993, due to failing health.


Survivors include: His wife, Mrs. Mildred Hutchison of the home; and three brothers, Raymond Hutchison, St. Louis, Woodrow Hutchison, Vienna, and Tommy Hutchison, St. Ann.


Funeral Services were conducted for Mr. Hutchison at 2:00 P.M., on Sunday, September 12, 1993 in the Vienna Chapel Of Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Leroy Nixon, Pastor, Spring Creek Baptist Church, Rolla, officiating. Appropriate organ selections were played for the prelude and postlude and three hymns were sung for the funeral service.


Interment was in lhe Union Hill Cemetery, Vienna. Pallbearers for Mr. Hutchison were Les Hutchison, Lynn Hutchison, Norman Snodgrass, Russell Shanks, Francis Barnharl, and Johnny Hutchison.

Loran "Doc" Irvin
Loran "Doc" Irvin, 74, Jefferson City, died Nov. 1, 1999, at Friendship House of Jefferson City.

He was born Sept. 7, 1925, in Maries County, a son of Archie C. and Laura P. Juergens Irvin. He was married Oct. 3, 1959, in Montgomery City, to Beverly Stone, who survives at the home.

He was a 1946 graduate of Vienna High School. He owned and operated Acme Stove and Electric in Kansas City for 27 years before retiring to the Lake of the Ozarks. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church, New Bloomfield.

Other survivors include: one son, Gregory Loran Irvin, Kansas City; one daughter, Melissa Irvin-Kingsley, Jefferson City; one brother, Victor Irvin, Jefferson City; two sisters, Viola Kleffner, Brinktown, and Lorraine Durnell, Willard, and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Houser-Millard Funeral Home. The Rev. Bill Wormsley will officiate. Burial will be in Hawthorn Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. Memorials are suggested to the Friendship House of Jefferson City. 

Jean Malone Henderson

Jean Malone Henderson, 78, of Vienna, died Sunday, March 2, 2003 at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. She was born on February 6, 1928 at Jefferson City to George W. and Lois Augusta Malone. 

She was married to Howard Loyal Henderson on September 11, 1948, and to this union were born five children who survive: Sue Wenger and husband Michael, Mulvane, KS, Terry Lynn Snodgrass and husband Dallas, Vienna, Loyal Smith Henderson and wife Linda, Vienna, Patricia Wombell and husband Roger,  Montrose, Carl Tyler Henderson and wife Debra, Vienna, 16 grandchildren, 1 great grandson, sisters Patricia James, St. Louis and Helen Harner, Winchester, VA, and sister-in-law Helen Tipton, Jefferson City.

Mrs. Henderson was preceded in death by her parents, husband Howard, sisters Gail Malone and Jaretta Westerdahl and brothers John, Paul, Robert and Brian Malone.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until noon Wednesday, March 5, 2003 at the Vienna United Methodist Church. A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 5th at the Church with Rev. Karen Alden officiating under the direction of Kordes Funeral Home, Rolla.

Memorial donations may be made to the Old Jail Museum, Vienna public Cemetery, or the Vienna United Methodist Church.

Marion Parker
Marshall Marion Parker, 74, Jefferson City, died Jan. 4, 2003, at St. Mary's Health Center.

Marion was born Aug. 28, 1928, at Meta, a son of William Alfred and Bertha
Irene Woody Parker.

He was a 1946 graduate of Vienna High School.  He attended Jefferson City Junior College, Central Missouri State College, Southwest Missouri State College, Washburn University and the University of Denver, and graduated from Lincoln University with degrees in elementary education, English, and industrial arts.

He began his teaching career at Thompson Hills School, near Meta, and taught at St. Elizabeth Grade School.  He taught English and later Industrial Arts at Vienna High School from 1959 through 1968.  He then became chairman of the Communications Department at Linn Technical College.  In 1977, he began his second career in real estate investments in the Jefferson City area.

Marion proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955. 

Survivors included his daughter, Kimberly Parker, Jefferson City; two brothers, Loren Parker, Meta, and Gene Parker, Jefferson City; and one sister, Mae Surber, St. Ann.

Visitation was held Jan. 7, 2003 at Freeman Mortuary with the memorial service following.  Burial was in Riverview Cemetery in Jefferson City.

Claude Ragan

Claude Ragan, 82, of St. Charles, died February 10, 2011. He was born October 26, 1928 in Maries County, a son of Everett Oliver and Ada Mae (Franklin)  Ragan, who preceded him in death.

Claude accepted Christ as his Savior and was baptized at an early age. He attended the Bend grade school and graduated from Vienna High School. From 1951 until 1953 he was a member of the regular U.S. Army and was honorably discharged on October 12, 1956 from the U.S. Army Reserves with the rank of Corporal. He worked in St. Louis at Wagner Electric for 35 years; the St. Louis Art Museum as a security guard for 11 years and Dierberg's Market for two years before his retirement. His favorite pastimes included playing baseball and softball as well as being a spectator, hunting and fishing, especially with limb lines on the  Gasconade River.

On April 12, 1976 Claude married Barbara Allen, who resides in their home in St. Charles. Besides his wife, Claude is survived by a son, David, of St. Charles;
mother-in-law, Mabel Allen, St. Charles; brothers, Russell and wife, Vera of Vienna, Clyde and wife, Helen of St. Louis and Robert and wife, Sandy of Vienna; sisters-in-law Faye Ragan of Vienna and Edna Deming of St. Louis; and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, loved ones preceding Claude in death are brothers, Oliver, Roy, Wayne and Delmar (PeeWee); sisters, Louise Kaimann, Marilyn McNaught and Geneva Ragan; and father-in-law, George Allen.

A graveside service will be held at Union Hill Cemetery, rural Maries County, at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2011 with Rev. Karen Alden, Vienna-Rader United Methodist Churches, officiating. 

Gifts in memory of Claude Ragan may be made to Union Hill Cemetery Fund, c/o Marcella Salts, treasurer, 13123 Maries Rd. #330, Vienna, MO 65582

Cletus Earl Roberds

Cletus Earl Roberds, 77, of Meta, died Friday, July 12, at his home. He was born in Meta on May 16, 1925, a son of Clyde and Lettie (Burnham) Roberds.
On Nov. 21, 1946, in Dixon, he was married to Erma Lee Barnhart, who survives at the home.

He was employed as a plumber in the St. Louis area for 38 years, retiring in 1990. Cletus and Erma traveled back and forth from St. Louis and Meta before moving onto their farm in Meta. Cletus loved to farm. He was a member of Ricker Memorial Church of the Nazarene in Van Cleve. 

Others who survive him include: 3 sons and daughters-in-law Larry and Gwendolyn Roberds and Ronald and Willette Roberds all of House Springs and Randy and Carol Roberds of Eureka; 5 grandchildren Melissa baker of  Pontoon Beach, Illinois, Michael Roberds and Marietta Roberds both of St. Louis, Amanda
Roberds of House Springs, and Tyler Roberds of Eureka; and 2 great grandchildren, Shawn and Megan Baker of Pontoon Beach, Illinois. Two step grandchildren
Tammy Monday of Fenton and Jason Monday of Sacramento, CA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Amos Roberds and a daughter-in-law, Barbara Roberds. 

Services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 15, at Rekus Funeral Home in Meta. Rev. Bob Hamm officiated. Interment was in the Stokes Cemetery near Meta.

Visitation was Sunday at Rekus Funeral Home in Meta.

Lillie Rowden Barton

Lillie (Rowden) Barton of Santa Rosa, California passed away Feb. 20, 2010 of lung cancer at the age of 80 years, 9 months. 

She was born in Maries County May 15, 1929, a daughter of Alman and Mabel (Curtman) Rowden. She was united in marriage to Ray Barton and to this union four daughters were born.

Lillie is survived by her daughters Lorrie, Patti, Carrie and Annie; three grandchildren, Rachel, Erika and Nick; siblings Eula Rotter of  Carson City, Nevada, Beulah Humphrey of Florissant, MO, Bill Rowden of Dixon, Virginia Carroll of Vienna, Helen Riemensnider of Iberia, Don Rowden of Dixon and Jerry Rowden of Belton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray, on June 6, 2005, her parents, Alman and Mabel Rowden, and a baby brother, Clifford Ray Rowden.

Lillie attended grade school at Wheeler and graduate from Vienna High School in 1946.

James Smith

James Harold Smith, 85, Ballwin, and a native of Vichy, died at St. Louis on July 12, 2013. He was born on October 9, 1927, the son of Lawrence and Lula (Bunton) Smith, Vichy.

He was a 1946 graduate of Vienna High School, Vienna. Jim then served in the U:S. Army from 1946 thru 1952.He began serving in the U.S. Army in the 7th Infantry Division, moving to the 31st Infantry as a rifleman, company clerk and supply sergeant thru 1949. He re-enlisted and served with the Army Corps of Engineers as a crane operator through 1952. He served four of his six years in the A.C. of Engineers in combat in the Korean War.

On January 26, 1952 he was married in St. Louis to Bernice Sandbothe, of Vienna. They made their home in Ballwin, St. Louis County. There they raised their family. In 1960 Jim began his backhoe business named "Jayheart'' in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. He operated the business until he retired in 2003. He was a member of the 513 Operators & Engineering Union. He was a faithful member and participated fully in the Holy Infant Catholic Church in Ballwin. He directed the Holy Infant Dartball League. More recently he was a resident of the Missouri Veterans Home in Bellefontaine Neighbors.

In addition to his wife Bernice, he is survived by five daughters and three sons, including: Jeanette Wansing of Florissant; Kathleen (Gerald) Halter of Ballwin, Deacon Randall (Denise) Smith of Villa Ridge, Cheryln (David) Scheu of Ballwin, Terry Smith of Ballwin, Melanie Smith of St. Louis, Lt. Col. James Alan (Dana) Smith of Hickam AFB in Honolulu, Hawaii, and Jeron Smith of Ballwin.

Also surviving are two sisters, Gertrude Martin of Hemiston, OR and LaVaughn Albertson of St. James; 21grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He was an uncle, great-uncle and friend to many.

Jim was preceded in death by siblings Edith (Beatty) of Hermiston, OR, Juanita (Pottgen) Diestelkamp of St. Louis; Anderson Smith of Vichy, Ethal Dagget of St. Louis, Maxine Litzsinger of St. Louis, Virgie Elvena Huston of St. James and Lois Jean Hollinger of Tempe, AZ.

The Mass of Christian .Burial was held July 18, 2013 at Holy Infant Catholic Church, Ballwin. Rev. Timothy Bannes, now pastor of St.John the Baptist, Villa Ridge (Cildehaus) presided. He was assisted by Mr. Smith's son, Deacon Randy Smith, Villa Ridge. Other concelebrants were Msgr. Jerome Buchheit; Desoto; Rev. Joe Welschmeyer, St. Louis; and Rev. Thomas Keller, Florissant. The Mass music was provided by the Resurrection Choir, accompanied by organist Chuck Chauvin. Burial was in the Jefferson Barrack National Cemetery, Lemay.

Catherine Mary Volmert Bade

Catherine Mary Bade, 83, of Rolla, died Thursday, December 1, 2011 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, after suffering a heart attack on November 26, 2011. Catherine was born in Maries County, on May 13, 1928. She was a daughter of the late Herman and Anna (Otto) Volmert. She attended the Visitation
Catholic School and graduated from Vienna High School in 1946 as the valedictorian of her class. She was united in marriage on January 3, 1948, in Vienna, Missouri to the late Leonard Loyd Bade, also of Vienna, Missouri and was blessed with four children. 

Catherine was a career woman from age 18-80. She began her career working in the Missouri State Legislature as a secretary. After moving to Rolla in the early '50s, she began a 35-year career with the United States Geological Survey. After retiring from the USGS, she began a second career of over 20 years at the Rolla Housing Authority.

In addition to being a career woman of over 60 years, Catherine was also,a devoted wife, mother, aunt and friend to many. She was faithful and loyal to ALL in
her wide circle of humanity. She was known for her  bountiful energy, generosity, care, elegance and grace.

Catherine was a devoted member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Rolla, and she served as an auxiliary member of Knights of Columbus. Catherine loved family events (of which there were many), constant devotion in her faith and held a fondness for nature where she observed deer, turkey and a large variety of birds that she fed daily. She was also known for carrying forward the oral history of the family and telling many stories of memorable family experiences.

She is survived by four sons, Bernard Bade (Martha), Leonard Bade II, Karl Bade, and John Bade (Kathy). Grandchildren: Rachel Bade, Chloe Anderson  (Thomas), Dylan Bade, Ana Bade, Ramona Bade, Matthew Bade,Naomi Filipovic (Dejan), Rebecca Bade, Bethany Bade, Sarah Clevenger and Katlyn Clevenger. Great Grandchildren: LaRon Wallace, Michelle Bade and many beloved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Edward Volmert, Agnes Volmert, Virginia Fecteau, Henry Volmert, Charles Volmert, Lucy Arunski and Andrew Volmert.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday morning, December 5, 2011,in the St. Patrick Catholic Church, Rolla, with Rev. James Finder, Holy Cross Catholic Church, Cuba, celebrating. 

Interment was in the Visitation Cemetery, Vienna, under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Pallbearers for Mrs. Bade were Matthew Bade, Ray Heniff, Michael Thompson, Bobby Volmert, Jeffrey Volmert, and Luke Volmert.

Masses or memorials to the St. Patrick Catholic Church, Rolla, c/o Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes, P.O. Box 250, Vienna, Missouri 65582.

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Arthur Buschmann

Arthur H. Buschmann, 72, of Cameron, formerly of Vienna, was born April 4, 1929, at Vienna, a son of John Anthonv and Clara Elizabeth Struemph Buschmann, and died at his residence in Cameron.

He was preceded in death by his father on Oct. 30, 1973; his mother on Aug. 18, 1986; and two brothers, Alvin Joseph Buschmann on Sept. 7, 1969, and infant Francis Harold Buschmann in 1935.

Survivors include: One son, Michael Buschmann of Ashland; two sisters, Irene Wall of Cincinnati, OH and Helen W. Rudin of Okeechobee, FL; and other relatives and friends. 

Graveside Committal Services and Interment were at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, in Visitation Cemetery in Vienna with. Rev. Marion Makarewicz officiating. A Memorial Mass was held prior to the cemetery services.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the BirminghamMartin Funeral Homes.


Flossie Cahill Sands

Flossie (Cahill) Sands, 81, of Granite City, Illinois, was born June 18, 1928,in Vienna, MO, and passed from this life on Saturday, July 4, 2009, at her home with her family by her side.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Mitchell, IL, the Chouteau Senior Citizens Club and the Mitchell Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. "Whitey" Sands, whom she married on December 24, 1946 and who died July 17, 2001; two daughters, Virginia JoAnn Sands and Judy Ann LaRose; her parents, Fred and Bernice (Gillispie) Cahill; and two brothers, Jesse and Thurman Cahill.

Mrs. Sands is survived by her daughters, Dotty and husband Charles Bordoli of Troy, IL, Betty and husband Mark Skinner of Mitchell, IL, Kathy and husband
Steven Rugolph of Pontoon Beach, IL, and Ruby Dake of Mt. Olive, IL; one son, Johnny and wife Kathleen Sands of Mitchell, IL; two sisters, Anna Thompson of
Vienna and Lou Ellen and husband Robert Sullivan of Olivitte, MO; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation was Wednesday, July 8, 2009 from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services were held at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, July 9, 2009 at the Irvin Chapel, Granite City, IL. Burial was with her husband at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.

Memorials are suggested to Southern Illinois Hospice, First Baptist Church of Mitchell or the Cancer Center at Depaul Hospital, St. Louis.

Norman Edward Duncan

Norman Edward Duncan, Jr., 80, of Salem, formerly of St. Louis, was born April 3, 1929, at St. Louis, a son of Norman Edward, Sr. and Belvia Irene (Copeland) Duncan and died Tuesday, May 26, 2009, in the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital, Columbia.

Mr. Duncan was united in marriage on November 9, 1957, at Clayton, to Betty Jane Berlyn. He was preceded in death by his father on June 17, 1975; his mother
on February 12, 1989; one brother, Richard Allen Duncan, on October 15, 1949; one sister, Virginia Roxanne Duncan, on November 11, 1999; and two brothers-in-law, Rollan Glen Wagner, on January 16, 1997, and Richard Eugene (Gene) Duarard, on February 19, 1997.

Mr. Duncan accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour and followed his Lord in baptism early in life. He was a United States Army Veteran of World War II serving in Austria, Switzerland, Germany and other areas in Europe.  After reenlisting, he served during the Korean Conflict as well. His military specialty during his service was with the military police where he assisted in the enforcement of military laws and regulations, maintained order and controlled individuals
and traffic. He was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Prior to his retirement in 1987 due to failing health, Mr. Duncan was a driver for Continental Trailways Bus Company, St. Louis, for five years, and Consolidated Freightways, St. Louis, for 24 years.

Survivors include: His wife, Betty Duncan, of the home near Salem; two sons, Steven Duncan and friend, Donna, Lonedell; and Barry Duncan and friend, Sandra, St. Clair; one daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia June and Roy Davidson, St. Clair; two sisters and one brother-in-law, June Violet Duarard and Emma and Howard Jones, all of Dixon; two grandchildren; six great;  grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 30, 2009, in the Vienna chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes with Rev. Ronald R. Duncan, pastor
of the First Assembly of God Church, DeSoto, officiating. Music was provided by Mary Kay Spencer and Rita Jane Humphrey.

Interment with full military honors was in the Vienna Public Cemetery under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Pallbearers for Mr. Duncan were. Barry Duncan, Jason Veasman, Al Politowski, Allen Ackley, Gary Duncan and Eddie Jones. Honorary pallbearers were Howard Jones, Ralph Jones, Buel Leuthen, Ricky Wagner, Gene Kinley, Alvin Duncan, and Robert Miles.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Vienna Public Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund.

Colleen Shirley Gray Fannon

Colleen Shirley Fannon, of Vienna, was born on October 20, 1929, in Maries County, a daughter of Robert Sherman, Sr. and Agnes Mae (Winkelblack) Gray, and departed this life at 12:42 p.m., on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in the University of Missouri Medical Center, Columbia.  She had been in failing health for some time and had been living with her daughter, Paula, enjoying love and care from her family.  She had attained the age of 88 years, 6 months, and 5 days.

     Colleen was united in marriage on April 24, 1948, at Vienna, to Buel Ragan Fannon, and to this union, two daughters were born.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Buel, on April 25, 1984; a son-in-law, James Meyer, on September 18, 2012; a granddaughter, Heather Farrow, on July 21, 2016; her father, Sherman, on April 21, 1976; her mother, Agnes, on November 13, 1994; and her brothers, Robert Sherman “Pete” Gray, Jr. on July 9, 1985, Kenneth Eugene Gray on August 15, 2000, and Arnold Lee Gray on November 28, 2006.

     Following her graduation from the Vienna High School in 1947, Colleen attended beauty school in Jefferson City, and upon completion of her training, she opened her own beauty shop in Vienna.  After closing her shop, Colleen was employed by the Maries R-1 School in the cafeteria, then as a teacher’s aide in the Special Education Program working with Eleanor Allen and Lucy Helms, and finally as an aide in the school library, all prior to her retirement in 1991.  She also, in Vienna, had owned and operated her ceramic shop and later assisted her daughter, Paula, in her flower shop, greatly enjoying her time at both places.  Colleen offered ceramic classes at her shop which actually turned into a “girls’ night out” for women in the area. 

     As if her working career was not enough to do, Colleen especially liked to quilt, making and quilting all of her grandchildren a quilt; sewing, making many creations and clothing for her girls; both vegetable and flower gardening; cooking, creating a special memory for all that had eaten anything she cooked or baked; and really liking to travel with her daughter, Stephanie, and her family.  She was a devoted housewife, homemaker, a person diligent in providing for the needs of her family, a kind hearted person, and a person that was always good to her neighbors.     

     She was a life-long member of the Vienna United Methodist Church and was a fifty plus years member of the Rainbow Chapter No. 263, Order of the Eastern Star, and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Coffey Brothers American Legion Post No. 12, both of Vienna.  Colleen was a member of the USS Houston Survivors and Widows Group.

     Those left to mourn the passing of Colleen include: Her daughters, Stephanie Moreland and husband, Don, of Tipp City, Ohio, and Paula Fannon-Meyer of  Vienna; her grandchildren, Matthew Moreland and wife, Rizza, and Ross Moreland, all of Vandalia, Ohio, Kimberly Tron and husband, Jason, of Tipp City, Ohio, Adam Meyer and wife, Rachel, of Vienna, and Nicole Jones and husband, David, of Jefferson City; her great-grandchildren, Thomas Moreland, Zach Moreland, Lane Moreland, Holden Moreland, Noah Moreland, Bridget Tron, Lucas Tron, Hannah Farrow, and Lauren Farrow; sister-in-law, Norma Gray, of  Richland; her dearly loved caregivers, Kathy Crawford and Darlene Bland; her wonderful nurses, Kristen and Patty; her beloved caregiver, Hycenthia, from Capital Region Home Health; nephews; nieces; many other relatives; and a host of friends.

     Visitation for Mrs. Colleen Fannon was held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with an Order of the Eastern Star service at 7:00 p.m., on Friday, April 27, 2018, and from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, April 28, 2018, all in the Vienna United Methodist Church, 1102 Highway 63 North, Vienna, Missouri  65582.

     Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Colleen Fannon at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, April 28, 2018, in the Vienna United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lynn Quist officiating.

     Interment was next to her beloved husband in the Vienna Public Cemetery under the direction of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home in Vienna.

     Memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Colleen Fannon are suggested by her family to the Vienna United Methodist Church Youth Group with envelopes available at the church or in care of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 250, Vienna, Missouri  65582

Rose Mary Hawkins Martin

Rose Mary Hawkins Martin, 81, of Dixon, was born on February 16, 1929, in Maries County, a daughter of  George Clarence "Pete" and Oma Lee (Roberson) Hawkins, and died Saturday, November 13, 2010,in the Dixon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Dixon. Mrs. Martin had been failing in health for some time.

Mrs. Martin was united in marriage on March 1, 1947,at Dixon to Herschel Lee Martin, and to this union, five children were born. She was preceded in death by her husband on May 17, 2008; her father on August 30, 1981; her mother on September 30, 1985; and one  sister, Lorraine Doyel, on Octber 22, 2010.

Mrs. Martin was a member of the First Church of God, Dixon, and had been employed by Brown Shoe Company, Dixon, for sixteen years as well as being a
homemaker and raising five children. She always enjoyed gardening and sewing.

Survivors include: two sons, Douglas Martin and Dwayne Martin, both of Dixon; three daughters, Elaine Fritchey and Marsha Harsch, both of Dixon, and Carol
Thurman, Eugene; one brother, Leo Hawkins, Maryland Heights; one sister, Diane Murphy, Dixon; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 16, 2010, in the Dixon Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral. Homes with Pastor Brian Beckwith,
First Church of God, Dixon and Pastor Helen Winters, Seaton Faith Fellowship Church, Dixon, officiating. "Where The Roses Never Fade," "When I Get To Where I'm Going," and "Go Rest High On That Mountain" were played for the service.

Interment was in the Kenner Cemetery, near Dixon, under the direction of the Dixon Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Pallbearers were Josh
Duncan, Aaron Wiles, Jason Sinden, Kenny Sherrell, Keith Loethen and Dick Thurman. Honorary pallbearers were Rachelle York, Tracie Krantz, Regina
Duncan, Teresa Loethen and Sherri Swartze.

Memorials are suggested by the family to the First Church of God, Dixon, with envelopes available at the Dixon Office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes

Dorothy Hayes

Dorothy Hayes, of Vienna, 85, was born August 29, 1927, at Downers Grove, Illinois, a daughter of Ray and Genevie Belle (Hollis) Hayes, and died Wednesday, December 12, 2012, in the Dixon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Dixon. Dorothy had been in failing health for some time. 

Dorothy was preceded in death by her father on February 12, 1957; her mother on February 5, 1976; four brothers, Walter Eugene Hayes at the of age four and one-half years on July 30, 1929, Donald Hayes (Dorothy's twin brother) on October 7, 1927, Charles "Ted" Hayes on December  17, 1996, and Kenneth L. Hayes on April 28, 2001.

She was a member of the Vienna United Methodist Church. During her working life, she was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the University of Missouri
Hospital and Clinics, Columbia, for twenty-five years retiring in 1989. She enjoyed painting, collecting cook books and teddy bears, traveling, and loved animals.

Survivors include: cousins; and other relatives and friends. 

Funeral services were conducted for Dorothy at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 18, 2012, in the Vienna Chapel of Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes with Rev.. Karen Alden, Woodlandville United Methodist Church, (Rural) Rocheport, officiating.

Interment was in the Kenner Cemetery under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Pallbearers for Dorothy were Russell Hayes, Wesley Hayes, Jim Hayes, Bill Bullock, Leo Asmus and Delbert Miller. Honorary pallbearer was Hursel Hayes.

Memorials are suggested to the Kenner Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund in c/o Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 250,Vienna, MO 65582.

Stanley Lee Hayes

Stanley Lee Hayes, 80, of Dixon, was born on June 24, 1929, in Maries County, a son of Samuel Levi and Nora Edna (Bullock) Hayes, and died Saturday, August 29, 2009, in the University Hospital and Clinics, Columbia.

Mr. Hayes was united in marriage on August 5, 1955, at St. Louis, to Miss Lilly Lorene Vaughan and to this union three children were born. He was preceded in death by his father in June 1962 and his mother in June 1938.

Mr. Hayes was a United States Army veteran from 1950 to 1952, having served during the Korean War. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Dixon serving as Deacon of the church from 1967 to the present. He was one of the founding investors of the Banister Bank, Kansas City; and he and Roy Hayes were co-owners and operators of Hayes Ford Dealership in 1955. Mr. Hayes had worked for Production Credit Association for 14 years, later serving on the board 
of directors for 10 years, was a lifelong cattleman and co-founder and manager of the South Central Livestock Market. He was a Past President of the Dixon Lions Club and the Liesmann-Roberts American Legion Post No. 298, Dixon, having served as Commander. 

Survivors include: his wife, Lorene Hayes, Dixon; one son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Becky Hayes, Springfield; two daughters and one son-in-law, Rhonda Harper and Gina and David Shuler, all of Springfield; three brothers, Hursel Hayes, Dixon; Harold Hayes and Jim Hayes, both of Rolla; one sister, Nadine Asmus, Dixon; five grandchildren, Samantha, Noah, Jack, Courtney and Tyler; three "great grandchildren, Lily, Madison and Kale; and many other relatives and friends. 

Funeral services were Wednesday, September 2, 2009, in the First Baptist Church, Dixon, with Pastor Karen Alden, Vienna-Rader United Methodist Church, Vienna and Pastor Brandon McCombs, First Baptist Church, Dixon, officiating. The Harold Rowden Family sung "Amazing Grace," "The Far Side Banks of Jordan," and "In The Sweet Bye and Bye" for the funeral service. 

Interment with full military honors was in the Kenner Cemetery under the direction of the Long-Gilbert Funeral Home, Dixon. Pallbearers were Danny Milligan, Frank Hurst, Ron Calhoun, Lawrence Buschman, Kevin Shepherd and Lewis Miller. Honorary pallbearers were Kirk King, Jerry Milligan, Terry Alexander,  Norman Nichols, Jim Alexander, Bill Harrison, Norman Porter, Rocky Carroll and Ray Baker. Military honors were provided by members of the Liesmann-Roberts American Legion Post No. 298, Dixon. 

Expressions of sympathy are suggested by the family to the Children's Miracle Network with envelopes available at the office of the Long-Gilbert Funeral
Home, Dixon.

Jay C. Hutchison
Jay C. Hutchison died at St. Mary's Health Care Center in Jefferson City on Friday afternoon, October 20, 2000. Jay was born in Vienna on August 22, 1929, the only child of Cecil E. and Juanita Holliday Hutchison.

On July 10, 1952, he married Mozelle Moseley in Nebraska. They were the parents of Barry Jay, Ramona Gail, and Kyle Cecil. The three children and their spouses, Pat and Sandy Hutchison and Richard Howard, live in the Vienna area which allowed Jay to be a full-time grandpa to their nine grandchildren - Rick, Chris, Michael, and David Hutchison; Malinda and Sarah Howard; and Kindra, Ryan, and Holly Hutchison.

In 1965 Jay began a career with the Missouri Divison of Family Services as a caseworker in Maries County. At the time of his retirement in 1989 he was director of the Phelps County office in Rolla. He later drove a school bus for the Maries R-1 District.

Jay had been a faithful member of the Vienna United Methodist Church since 1942, serving the church in many areas of leadership and was willing to do whatever was needed to get the job done. His presence at the annual fall supper where he greeted and visited with the folks while selling tickets will be greatly missed. At the time of his death he was a valued member of the Board of Trustees.

Through the years he was involved in many civic organizations including the Maries County Fair Board, Lion's Club, Masons, Meramec Regional Planning Commission, the Regional Library Board, and Khoury League, to name a few.

A memorial service was held on October 25, 2000 at the Vienna United Methodist Church. "The Impossible Dream", "Let There Be Peace On Earth", "Here I Am, Lord", and "Pomp and Circumstance" were the songs previously chosen by Jay to be sang at his service. Participants were: Rev. Karen S. Alden, Pastor, Vienna-Rader United Methodist Church; Rev. Jimmie R. Dace, Pastor, Centralia United Methodist Church; Sharon Bramlett, Organist; Beth Clinkenbeard, Pianist; Choir, directed by Terry Snodgrass; Lloyd Murphy and Max John, Ushers; Audrey Murphy and Sarah French, Acolytes. 

Donald Gene John

Donald Gene John of Jerome passed away at his home June 11, 2009. He was 79 years of age. 

Donald John was born September 12, 1929 at Broadway, Mo., the son of the late Travis E. and Grace I. Manhenke John.

Donald was united in marriage to Wanda Seymore in 1951, to Glenda Mayer in 1965, and to Debra Dahalman July 15, 1991.

Donald is survived by his wife Debra John of Jerome; sons Mark John of Anaheim Hills, CA, Tracy John and wife Teresa of Anaheim Hill, CA, Billy John and wife Claudette of Irvine, CA, Michael Goins and wife Crystal of Rockport, CA; daughters: Lana Smith and husband Frank, Jr. of Tibbetts, Kelly. Marie Mead and
husband Richard of Huntington .Beach, CA, Tessie John and Michelle Ayale of La Mirada, CA; Dineen Ruiz and husband Lorenzo of Whittier, CA, Berna Bray and Husband Jeff of Blue Springs; brother Max John and wife Irene of Vienna; along with 24 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at the Jones Funeral Home in St.James with Tim Hughes officiating. Burial with full military rites will be
in the Broadway Memorial Cemetery near St. James.

Donations may be given to the Alzheimer's Association. 

All arrangements are under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James..

Robert Ralph Jones

Robert Ralph Jones, 82, of Vienna, was born November 22, 1928, and died Thursday, March 3, 2011 in the University of Missouri Medical Center, Columbia, after a brief illness.

Ralph, born in Washington, Missouri, was the son of Robert L. and Sadie Wilson Jones. Ralph was united in marriage on June 22, 1952, to Benita Sherrell; she survives at the home. Ralph was preceded in death by his father on February 8, 1930; his mother on March 14, 1986; one sister, Faye Marie Jones on February 8, 1930, and his step-father, McKinley Wilson in 1976.

Ralph proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War, receiving an honorable discharge as a Technical Sergeant in November of
1952. Following his discharge, Ralph began employment at the Dixon Shoe Factory, and then began his career with the United States Postal Service. Ralph was promoted to the position of Vienna's Postmaster in January of 1969, and retired in 1989 after 20 years of service as Postmaster. He was well known throughout the
community for his cheerful demeanor as he served his community in that position.

Ralph is survived by his wife, Benita, and five children: Pat and his wife Lisa Jones of Vienna, Constance Brown of Quebec City, Canada, Peggy Rowden and husband Donnie of Dixon, Chesley and wife Donna Jones of Vienna and Mickey Jones of Vienna. Ralph is also survived by 17 grandchildren, Jamie, Jay, Tyler and Jesse Jones, John Brown II, Becky Massman, Laura Voss and William Rowden, Joe Breeding, Justin and Jason Roberson, Justin Jones, Bryon Helton, Ashley, John, Joe and Jacob Jones, 12  greatgrandchildren, Dawson Jones, Brent Welschmeyer, Joseph, Sarah and Anna Massman, Jacob and Jackson Voss, Haylley Roberson, Madeline and Taylor Breeding, Chance and Emma Roberson, and Austin Jones. Ralph is also survived by one brother, Howard and wife Emma Jean of Dixon.

Ralph was an avid gardener who was appreciated throughout the community for sharing his produce with his friends and neighbors. Ralph loved the outdoors and
particularly enjoyed hunting for mushrooms, turkeys and deer. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and friends on his farm, where he operated a cattle business for many years with his son Chesley.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning, March 8, 2011, in the First Baptist Church, Vienna, with Rev. Rick Spacek and Chaplain Mike Mann  officiating. Jamie Jones read an obituary and Lisa Jones shared the family tributes. Harold, Lois and Kevin Rowden and Rhonda Slone sang "The Last Mile of
the Way," "Precious Memories," and "Sweet By and By" and Joyce Honse provided appropriate organ selections for the prelude and postlude of the service.

Interment with full military honors was in the Vienna Public Cemetery under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Pallbearers were Justin Roberson, Laura Voss, Jamie Jones, Justin Jones, William Rowden, Jay Jones, Tyler Jones, and Ashley Jones. 

Memorials are suggested to the Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 250, Vienna, Missouri 65582.

Condolences may be emailed to

Irene Marie Murphy John

Irene Marie Murphy John, 80, of Vienna, was born on August 5, 1930, in Maries County, a daughter of John Boone, Sr. and Jewel Malinda (Keeney) Murphy, and died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, in the St. Mary's Health Center, Jefferson City.

Irene was united in marriage on November 15, 1952, at Vienna, to Max Welton John, and to this union, five children were born. She was preceded in death by one son, Scott Murphy John, on December 11, 1955; her father on August 16, 1997; her mother on October 5, 2002; two brothers, Gary Murphy on September 14, 1991, and Allen Roe Murphy on April 8, 1990; and one son-in-law, Roger Dean Bullock, on August 10, 1981.

She was a member of the Vienna United Methodist Church, the Maries County Historical Society and was very active in her church and community throughout
her life. Irene was a business partner with her husband in their veterinary business and had been a care giver for her parents, her brothers, her children and
grandchildren. She was a devoted housewife and homemaker and was always diligent in providing for the needs of her family. Irene enjoyed planning the annual
John family vacation in St. Louis and watching Cardinal baseball games. She was a great fan of MU basketball and enjoyed watching her grandchildren in sports events. She also enjoyed going to auctions and buying antiques. 

Survivors include: her husband, Max W. John, Vienna; four children and their spouses Beth and Gary Clinkenbeard, Vienna; Brenda and John Stafford, Columbia; Chris and Brenda John, Vienna; and Becky and Greg Steffen, Vienna; one brother and sister-in-law, J.B. and Rometa Murphy, Springfield; nine grandchildren, Laura and Bill Patton, Rachel and Luke McKenney, Joan Stafford, Sara Stafford, Seth John, Annie John, Colin John, Jordyn Steffen and Max Steffen; two greatgrandchildren, Benton Patton, Weston Patton and a third, baby McKenney, due in May; step-grandchildren, Tiffany Clinkenbeard, Ami and Danny Hartwig and children, Jack, Cora and WaIt, and Leslie and Brad Ream and children, Trey, Kelsie, Haiden and Owen; and many other relatives and friends. 

A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, Irene will indeed be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A memorial funeral service under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes was held for Irene at 12 Noon, Saturday, April 9,
2011, in the Vienna United Methodist Church with Rev. Karen Alden officiating. Organist, Mrs. Sharon Bramlett, played two hymns "How Great Thou Art" and
"Precious Memories"for the service. Private family inurnment will be in the Vienna Public Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Vienna United Methodist Church Building Fund with envelopes available at the Church or the Vienna Office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.

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Mable Palmer Powell

 Mable Irene (Palmer) Powell, 74, formerly of Vienna, died Monday, June 14, 2004, at her St. Joseph, MO, home.

Born in Vienna's Bend community on August 17, 1929, she attended schools at Bend and Vienna. Mrs. Powell lived most of her life in St. Joseph and was of the Baptist faith.

Mrs. Powell was preceded in death by her husband John Powell, parents Mr. and Mrs. John B. Palmer and four brothers David, Bill, John and Sylvester Palmer.

Survivors are her two sons Roger Musser and wife Becky, Lee's Summit, MO, and Terry A. Musser and wife Patricia, Atchison, KS; four daughters Shirley Maddock, Norfolk, NE, Mary Rubin and husband Terry, St. Clair, MO, Clara "Susie" Jackson and husband Gary, Osborn, MO, and Mable Gray, Leavenworth, KS; brother Wayne Palmer, Houston, TX; sisters Jane Kucera, Naomi Kucera and Mary Brown, Houston, TX; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.


Memorial services for Mrs. Powell were held at Kupp Funeral Home in St. Joseph. Interment was at Union Hill Cemetery, Vienna.


Raymond Henry Sandbothe

Raymond Henry Sandbothe, 73, Taos, died July 4, 2002, at St. Marys Health Center.


He was born Aug. 14, 1928, in Vienna, a son of Herman J. and Mathilda Rose Redel Sandbothe. He was married May 24, 1952, in Taos, to Virginia Rackers, who died Feb. 5, 1996.


He was a 1947 graduate of Vienna High School. He was a civil service technician with the Missouri Army National Guard from 1953 until his retirement in 1988. He held numerous positions in the Missouri National Guard State Headquarters, including administrative assistance to the chief of staff, Missouri Army National Guard. In 1970, he was promoted to staff sergeant major. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and served in the Army and Missouri National Guard for more than 39 years.


He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church. He was a member of the Taos Knights of Columbus, the American Legion Roscoe Enloe Post 5 and was a lifetime member of the Missouri Army national Guard Association.


Survivors include: three sons, Daniel J. Sandbothe and Dennis J. Sandbothe, both of Taos, and Douglas R. Sandbothe, Wardsville; two daughters; Angela M. Reinkemeyer, and Eileen J. Richter, both of Taos; six brothers, Ambrose G. Sandbothe, Chesterfield, Charles J. Sandbothe, Vienna, Clarence P. Sandbothe, Taos, Louis A. Sandbothe, Rocky Mount, Arnold A. Sand bothe, Lake Ozark, and Eugene G. Sandbothe, Wardsville; two sisters, Rosemary A. Kaskie, Peoria, Ill., and Bernice Smith, Ballwin; and 14 grandchildren.


Services were Saturday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. The Rev. Dave Buescher officiated. Burial was with military honors.


Reba Snodgrass Roberson

Mrs. Reba M. Roberson entered eternal rest on March 20, 2000 at the age of 70. Mom you will always live in our hearts and we will cherish all the memories that you have left with us.


Reba was a faithful and loving wife, mother and grandmother and devoted Christian. She was a teacher and taught for 40 years before her retirement.


She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Virgil C. Roberson; her father, Winton Snodgrass; and her mother, Anna Louise Allen Snodgrass.


Survivors include her daughter, Connie M. Kirby and fiance' Laurin Terry; sons, Michael E. Roberson and wife Jane, Hugh A. Roberson and wife Maggie; brother, Neil Snodgrass of Memphis, TN; grandchildren, Winton, Clinton, Michelle, Amanda, John, Floyd, Jack and Jeanne; aunt, Eleanor Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Allen; eight nieces and three nephews; and a host of cousins and friends.


Fond and precious memories of Reba will remain in the hearts of her dear family and all who knew and loved her.


Mary Katheryn (Katheryn) Thompson Sloan

Mary Katheryn (Katheryn) Thompson Sloan passed away peacefully at the age of 86 at Willard Care Center on September 2, 2017 at 9:50pm.

She was born to J. Ray Thompson and Laura Dodd Thompson on October 5, 1930 and resided in Hayden, MO with her siblings William Ellis, Laura Dean, Warren J., Lee Hayden, Sidney Kenneth, Val Gene, and Donna.

She wed Paul Sloan in Harrison, Arkansas on August 12, 1950 and had their beloved twins Paulette and Paul Ray Sloan on August 7, 1951 while he was serving in the Korean War.

Katheryn was witty and beautiful and will be remembered by her many adoring grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, brother and sister-in-law’s, and a host of loving friends for her sweet disposition, her generosity, and her amazing cooking and baking skills.

She and her husband Paul Sloan spent their adult lives working on the milk farm and serving the Willard community at Glidewell Baptist Church. They enjoyed traveling as often as the milking life would allow and especially enjoyed taking trips with their children and grandchildren.

Mary Katheryn was dearly loved and will be greatly missed but we know that she is resting in the arms of her Lord and Savior and we will see her again.

We will be joining together to honor Katheryn and her blessed life at Glidewell Baptist Church, 5801 North Farm Road 141, Springfield, MO 65803, on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Visitation will be held at 1pm and funeral services at 2pm., with Rev. Frank Childers officiating. Burial will be in Robberson Prairie Cemetery.


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Raymond P. Brune

Raymond P. Brune, 81, of Cedar Hill, was born July 17, 1929 in Brinktown to Henry and Elizabeth (nee Zimmer) Brune, and entered into rest, Sunday, June 12, 2011, at St. Anthony's Medical Center, in St. Louis.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife Lillian (nee Sturm), of, Cedar Hill, married May 20; 1961, in Wardsville; two children, David C. (Susan) Brune, of St.Louis, and Amy
C. Brune (Dane Cariton, Jr.), of High Ridge; two grandchildren, Jacob Brune, and Kathryn Brune; six siblings, Marie Kallial, of St. Louis, Louise Detjen, of  McLean, Virginia, Rita Henderson, of Vienna, Betty Grimm, of St. Louis, Bernard Brune, of Brinktown, and Donald Brune of Brinktown; numerous nieces and
nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

Raymond was a Fourth Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus, and managed the Knights of Columbus Hall for over 20 years. He was a Teamster for many years, and a member of the American Legion and the National Rifle Association. He was a supervisor judge at elections, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He is fondly remembered and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Services were held Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 11 a.m., at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, House Springs, Missouri, 63051. Interment was at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Cedar Hill. 

Memorials to Our Lady Queen of Peace, 4696 Notre Dame Lane, House Springs, Missouri 63051

Noel Clay "Bob" Bullock

Mr. Noel Clay "Bob" Bullock, 79, of Vienna, was born on October 9, 1927, at Vienna, a son of Robert Clay and Minnie Ellen (Trogden) Bullock, and departed this
life at 10:00 am, Wednesday, March 28, 2007, in the St. Mary's Health Center, Jefferson City. Mr. Bullock had been in failing health since 2002 from cancer.

Mr. Bullock was united in marriage on September 9, 1953, in the Kenner Church near Dixon, to the former Miss Helen Berniece Nelson and to this union five
children were born. He was preceded in death by one son, Roger Dean Bullock on August 10, 1981; his father on January 23, 1958; and his mother on February 11, 1999.

Mr. Bullock was a member of the Vienna United Methodist Church and a United States Army veteran. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time on the river and with friends, and gardening and sharing his produce with others. Mr. Bullock was employed by the KAW Transport Company, Belle, for most of his working life
and retired from there after 20 years of employment. 

Those left to mourn the passing of Mr. Bullock include: his wife, Mrs. Berniece Bullock, of the home near Vienna; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Kevin and Brenda Bullock, Vienna; Dennis Bullock, Vienna; and Eric and Dawn Bullock, St. Charles; one daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Rex Hollis, Meta; one sister and
brother-in-law, Berniece and Dr. Norman James, Vienna; his former daughter-in-law and her husband, Beth and Gary Clinkenbeard, Vienna; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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

Funeral services were conducted for Mr. Bullock at 10:00 am, Saturday, March 31, 2007, in the Vienna United Methodist Church with the Rev. Karen Alden
officiating. The Vienna United Methodist Church Choir sang "Amazing Grace," "How Great Thou Art," and "The Old Rugged Cross" for the funeral service and was accompanied by pianist, Terry Snodgrass, who also provided the prelude and postlude for the service.

Interment, with full military honors, was in the Kenner Cemetery, near Dixon, under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral
Homes. Active pallbearers for Mr. Bullock were Bob Hayes, Russell Hayes, Joe Troutt, Mitchell Terry, Gene Schwartz and Lloyd Murphy. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Withers, Troy Porter, Gene Nelson, Dr. Norman James, Raymond Bullock, Bennett Bullock, Donnie Terry, Gary Terry, Paul Dake, Jessie Carroll, Ron Thornton, and Leslie Tackett. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, the Vienna United Methodist Church, or the Kenner Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund with envelopes available at the Vienna office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.

Bonnie Mae (Gillispie) McEwen

Bonnie Mae (Gillispie) McEwen, 82 was called home by God at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 18, 2011 in her home in Palmetto, FL. She was surrounded by her
devoted husband and loving family. She was born to Warren and Eunice Gillispie on July 28, 1929 in Vienna. She was the oldest of four sisters and survived by Ruth Ling of Jefferson City, and Lucille Smith of Bella Vista, AR. Her sister Loraine Rice, preceded her in death.

She was married to Glen McEwen, April 10, 1948 in Jefferson City. She had three children, David McEwen of Bethalto, IL and Bruce McEwen of Palmetto, FL. A daughter Patricia Treise preceded her in death. She is also survived by fifteen grandchildren, twenty nice great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.

Bonnie was an excellent seamstress and made baby quilts for all of her grandchildren and quilts for other family members and friends. Bonnie loved traveling the country with her husband in their fifth wheel. She went on many mission trips around the world but mostly loved working toward furthering the Kingdom of God in any way that she could. In November 2010, Bonnie and her husband settled down from their many journeys and moved to Palmetto FL to be close to their son.  She was a member of the Meadowbrook Church, of God, Meadowbrook, IL. 

We will be honoring the life of Bonnie with a memorial service to be held on September 3, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. at the Palmetto Nazarene Church, 140010th Street West, Palmetto FL 34221. The family requests that in lieu of flowers a memorial gift may be given to the Palmetto Nazarene Church for the purchase of Bibles through the Gideon's so her mission work will continue.

James Leslie Hodge

James Leslie Hodge, 80, passed away on September 23, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona.

He was born in the Spring Creek area of Missouri on November 24, 1930, to Frank Leslie Hodge and Almeta Venita Hodge. He was married to Sue Parker of Vienna on January 13, 1951. Jim was a loving husband, devoted father and adoring grandfather to his five grandchildren, who adored him too.

Jim possessed a magical sense of humor and true compassion for those around him, including his wife of over 60 years, Sue Parker Hodge, daughters Leslie Suzanne Hodge, Kimberly Carol Hodge Boyd, Janice Almeta Hodge Jensen, and son Frank Theron Hodge, as well as five grandchildren: Hilary Suzanne Boyd, Mark Bradley Boyd, Hanne Laine Jensen, Suzanne Alice Eiffert and Annika Raine Jensen. He also is survived by his youngest brother, Bill Hodge and family of
Jefferson City, and three sons-in-law: William "Bill" Eiffert, Mark "Buzz" Boyd and Robert "Bo"Jensen.

After serving in the U.S. Navy, Jim had a rewarding career in education. He then excelled in the field of real estate.

His joyfulness, generosity and love will be missed by all.

Ann M. McKeown Wieberg

Ann M. Wieberg, 58, of Macon and formerly of Vienna, died Monday, Oct. 9, 1989 at her home.


The Mass of Christian Burial was the following Thursday Oct. 12 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Macon with Father Tom Vaughn and Father Leo Buhman officiating. Burial was in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Macon.


She was born in South Dakota on Oct. 25, 1930, a daughter of James Edward and Mary Ann Sitzler McKeown. She married Sylvester Wieberg on Feb. 18, 1950 at Vienna.


Surviving are three sons, Bruce Wieberg of Clarence, Douglas Wieberg of St. Louis and Thomas Wieberg of Macon; two daughters, Connie Krapfl of St. Louis and Jeanette Ronchetto of Macon; seven grandchildren; and one brother, Jim McKeown of Kansas City.


Preceding her in death were her parents, two infant sons, Timothy and Faye and a half-brother, Edward Fitzpatrick.


She moved to Macon in 1965. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and its Altar Society.

Ralph S. Parker

Ralph S. Parker, of Rolla, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at the age of 81. He was born on May 24, 1930 in Maries Co., Missouri to the late Joseph Levi Parker and Sallie Ann Krone Parker. On August 28, 1949, he married Tessie Vaughan Parker in Iberia, Missouri. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Norman Parker and Marshall Parker and two sisters, Eileen Snellen and Doris Dake. Ralph will be greatly missed by his surviving family which includes his wife, Tessie Parker of Rolla; one son, Bryan Parker and wife Cindy of Jerome; one daughter, Kaye Faulkner and husband Steven of St. James; four grandchildren Callie Battles, Rick Faulkner, Mandy Brookshire and Garrett Parker; five great-grandchildren, Bailey Brookshire, Trenton Brookshire, Keegan Brookshire, Benjamin Battles and Hayden Faulkner. The funeral services were held on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla. Private family interment was held at Stokes Cemetery, Maries County, Missouri.

Clarence Paul Sandbothe

Clarence Paul Sandbothe, 78, of Taos, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born on Jan. 1, 1930, in Vienna, Mo, the son of
Herman John and Mathilda -Rose Redel Sandbothe.

He was united in marriage on July 1, 1950, in St. Louis to Vivian Snodgrass who survives at the home. He was a United States Navy veteran and was a carpenter contractor for over forty years. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus in Taos, and Eagles in Vienna.

Other survivors include: two daughters and one son-in-law, Patricia Christians, Redding, CA; Cynthia and William Marner, Shrewsbury, MA; four sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Mary Sandbothe, Hayward, CA; Roger and Kathy Sandbothe, St. Peters, Mo. Rick and Shirley Sandbothe, Eliz:abeth,CO; Randy and Claire Sandbothe, Wardsville; twelve grandchildren; one great-grandson; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Rosemary Kaskie, Austin, TX; Bernice and Jim Smith, Ballwin, MO; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Ambrose and Mary Sandbothe, Chesterfield; Lewis and Nellie Sandbothe, Lake Ozarks; Arnold and Linda
Sandbothe, Lake Ozarks; Eugene and Judy Sandbothe, Wardsville; and one sister-in-law, Norma Sandbothe, Vienna.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, Emily Rose Sandbothe; one sister, Pauline Sandbothe; and two brothers, Charles Sandbothe and Raymond and his wife Virginia Sandbothe. 

Mass of Christian Burial was held Dec. 22, 2008, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with the Rev. J. David Maher officiating. Burial with full military honors was in St. Francis Xavier Catholic, Cemetery. The Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home was in care of the arrangements.

Darlene Louise Tackett McKinney French

Darlene Louise French, 79, of Vienna, was born October 24, 1930, at Vienna, a daughter of William Timothy and Viola Eliza (Honse) Tackett, and died Friday,
July 16, 2010, in Capital Region Medical Center, Jefferson City.

She was first united in marriage on December 24, 1949, at Vienna, to James Harding McKinney and to this union seven children were born. Mrs. French was later united in marriage on Apri1 20,1990 at Bentonville, Arkansas, to William Milford French, who preceded her in death on March 22, 2003. She was also preceded in death by one infant son, William Douglas McKinney; two brothers, Wayne Hopkins and Gayle Tackett; and two sisters, Mae Rudroff and Alma James.

Mrs. French was a member of First Baptist Church, Vienna, where she had served as the choir director and song leader for many years. She had been an Avon 
Representative for thirty five years and had been employed in the Maries County Extension Office, the County Clerk's Office and the Sheriff's Office as well as being a cook at the Maries Manor for five years, and the Missouri Ozarks Community Action with Green Thumb prior to her retirement.

Survivors include: Two sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Karen McKinney, Allen, Texas; and Darin and Merci McKinney, Westphalia; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Denise Evans, Vienna; Dawn and Rowdy Snodgrass, Meta; Dee Kudrna, Overland, Kansas; and Darla and Gerald Schwartze, Argyle; one brother, Leslie and Vickie Tackett, Vienna; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Fern Clark, Belle; Evelyn and BobMoser, Hermann; and Donna Jean Backues,
Vienna; sixteen grandchildren, Katie McKinney, Allison McKinney, Dustin Evans, Colby Evans, Dana and Kevin Rehagen, Laurie and Jason Reeves, Jamey
Snodgrass, Amber Snodgrass, Douglas Otto, Curtis Kudrna, Jacob Schwartze, Elizabeth Schwartze, Olivia Schwartze, Timothy Schwartze, Kole McKinney and Kylie McKinney; three great-grandchildren, Kaedyn Rehagen, Aubrey Reeves, and Talan Reeves; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. French at 11:00 A.M., Monday, July 19, 2010 in the First Baptist Church, Vienna, with Rev. Richard D. Spacek officiating. Donna Backues, Joyce Honse, Vickie Tackett, and Phyllis Christensen sang "Amazing Grace," "How Great Thou Art," and "What A Day That
Will Be" and was accompanied by Mrs. Honse. Terry Snodgrass sang "The Rose" and was accompanied by Beth Clinkenbeard.

Interment was in the Vienna Public Cemetery under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Active pallbearers for Mrs. French were her grandsons: Dustin Evans, Colby Evans, Jamey Snodgrass, Douglas Otto, Curtis Kudrna, Jacob Schwartze, Timothy Schwartze and Kole Schwartze. Honorary pallbearers were her granddaughters, grandsons-in-law, and great-grandchildren: Katie McKinney, Allison McKinney, Dana Rehagen, Kevin Rehagen, Laurie Reeves, Jason Reeves, Amber Snodgrass, Elizabeth Schwartze, Olivia Schwartze, Kylie McKinney, Kaedyn Rehagen, Aubrey Reeves and Talan Reeves.

Memorial contributions suggested to the First Baptist Church, Vienna with envelopes available at the Vienna office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.

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Charles E. "Carley" Finn

Charles E. "Carley" Finn, 59, of Country Club Hills, formerly of Vienna, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 1991 at his home.


He was born Feb. 25, 1931 at Vienna, a son of Noah C. and Ruby Bray Finn. His mother survives in Jefferson City.


He was married Jan. 9, 1954 in Rolla to Helen Gertrude Shockley, who survives at the home.


He was a member of UAW Local 25 and was an auto worker for General Motors for 30 years before retiring in 1982.


Other survivors include two sons, William Todd Finn of Rock Hill and Gregory Charles Finn of Maryland Heights; four brothers, Richard Finn and Allen Finn, both of St. Louis, Leonard Finn of Belle and Michael Finn of Battle Creek, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Audrey James of Sullivan; and two grandchildren.


Funeral services were held the following Sunday in the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Chapel in Vienna. The Rev. Clyde Hendricks officiated.


Burial was in the Vienna Cemetery.


Marcella Eunamae Glenn Parker
Marcella Eunamae Parker, 68, of Vienna, was born March 7, 1932, at Vichy, a daughter of John David and Flossie Ellen Duncan Glenn, and departed this life at 6:20 a.m., Sunday morning April 2, 2000, in Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Mrs. Parker had been in failing health for the past year.

Mrs. Parker was united in marriage on June 4, 1949, at Rolla, to Thomas Arthur Parker, and to this union five children were born.

She was preceded in death by her father on Sept. 28, 1966; her mother on Sept. 24, 1999; one sister, Imogene Bullock; her father and mother-in-law Theron and Fanny Parker; three brothers-in-law, Alex Spencer, Joe Parker and infant Dale Columbus Parker; and two nephews, Bradley Owen Glenn and Donald Gary Glenn.

Mrs. Parker was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Missouri State Teachers Association. She was a school teacher in Maries County for 32. years. In 1950 and 1956 she taught in the Paydown School; in 1951 and 1952 in the Little Flock School; in 1953, 1954, 1957 and 1959-1966 in the Mayflower School; and from 1967 until her retirement in 1984 in the Maries R-I School System.

Those left to mourn the passing of Mrs. Parker include: Her husband, Thomas A. Parker of the home in Vienna; three daughters and sons-in-law, "Gee Gee" and Dene Hammond of Columbia, Pat and Kenny Stratman of Jefferson City and Pam and Paul James of Vienna; two sons and one daughter-in-law, David and Susan Parker of Cuba and Tom Parker of Kansas City; seven grandchildren, Tuesday Hammond, Daylynn Hammond, Kristen Stratman, Kendall Stratman, Chad James, Tyler "T.C." James and Jeremy Parker; three great-grandchildren, Darien Hollis, Cody Parker and Christopher Parker; one sister Marietta Spencer of Vienna; one brother and sister-in-law, David "Buck" and Eunice Glenn of Vichy; three sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Sue and James L. Hodge of Phoenix, AZ, Jane and Lloyd Murphy of Vienna, Sally and Lynn Goodman of Leawood, KS; one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Patsy Parker of Vienna; and many other relatives and friends.

Fond and precious memories of Mrs. Parker will remain in the hearts of her dear family and all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday morning, April 5, 2000, in the Vienna United Methodist Church, with Rev. Karen Alden, Pastor, officiating. Granddaughter Kendall Stratman read a poem; son-in-law Kenny Stratman read scripture, Proverbs 31. The Vienna UMC Choir sang "In The Garden", "How Great Thou Art", "Amazing Grace", "Take My Hand Precious Lord", and "One Day At A Time", accompanied by pianist Beth Clinkenbeard, who also provided selections for the prelude and postlude.

Interment was in the Vienna Public Cemetery under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Pallbearers were Chad James, Tyler "T.C." James, Jeremy Parker, Bobb Bullock, Joshua Rogers and Bill Parker. Honorary pallbearers were Paul James, Kenny Stratman, Dene Hammond, Jason Bullcok, James L. Hodge, Kevin Roden, Warren "Sput" Rogers, Mike Picker and Bob Boucher.


James Albert James

(May 13, 1932 - February 27, 2018)

James Albert James, of Vienna, was born on May 13, 1932, in Maries County, a son of Martin and Lucy Evaline (McDaniel) James, and departed this life surrounded by his family at 9:33 p.m., on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, in the Capital Region Medical Center, Jefferson City. He had attained the age of 85 years, 9 months, and 14 days.

Following his graduation from the Vienna High School in 1949, Jim entered into active federal service in the Navy of the United States on August 7, 1950, at St. Louis, and served until May 13, 1954, when he was honorably discharged at the United States Navy Separation Center, Quonset Point, Rhode Island, at the rank of SK3, which he attained on May 16, 1953. During his naval career, Jim served aboard the USS Valley Forge and was awarded and entitled to wear the Navy Occupation Service Medal (European and Asiatic Clasp), the Korean Service Medal (3 Stars), the United Nations Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. A man recommended for reenlistment and of excellent character, Jim’s “Honorable Discharge” is a testimonial of honest and faithful service to his country during the Korean Conflict.

Following his discharge from the Navy, Jim was united in marriage on November 27, 1954, at St. Louis, to the love of his life, the former Miss Mary Elaine Blair, and this union would be blessed with six children. Jim and Elaine lived in University City where he became employed as a fireman on March 16, 1956, for the University City Fire Department-St. Louis County, and worked there for twenty-six years, when he retired on August 1, 1982, in the position of Battalion Chief. Jim and Elaine moved their family to Vienna in 1970 to assist Jim’s parents in the operation of the James Resort on old Highway 63 at the Gasconade River south of Vienna for seven years until the family sold the resort in 1977. The family became a supportive and faithful part of the Visitation Catholic Church in Vienna. Always active in the community, he was a member of the Visitation Knights of Columbus Council 13178, Vienna; a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, St. Louis; and supported the American Legion, the Eagles Club, and the Lions Club, all in Vienna, as well as Shriner events to help children. Jim thoroughly enjoyed playing cards, a good golf game, and along with his wife, he was an avid St. Louis Cardinals, Missouri Tigers, and Vienna Eagles sports fan.

Those left to mourn the passing of Jim include: His children, Brian James (Becky), Paul James (Pam), Connie Sandbothe (Art), Mark James (Mendy), Joe James (Sherry), and Jay James (Nicki), all of Vienna; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; his brother, Frank Donley James, state of Illinois; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Charley Blair (Jan), St. Louis; six sisters-in-law, Shirley Mertz, Theresa Mullins, JoAnn Blair, Sister Christine Blair, and Rose Blair, all of St. Louis, and Brenda Blair, state of Louisiana; nephews; nieces; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his devoted wife of over sixty-three years, Mary Elaine James, on February 21, 2018; his father, Mart, on April 4, 1981; his mother, Lucy, on March 27, 1977; a brother and his wife, Robert M. “Bob” James (Irene); an infant brother in January of 1922; seven brothers-in-law and four sisters-in-law, Carrie (Volmert) James, Preston Blair, Richard Blair, Jim Blair (Kathy), Steven Blair, Fran Cronley (Jerry), Judy Blair, Leonard Mertz, and James Mullins; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Francis Preston “Frank” and Hester Armenia (Walling) Blair.

Memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Jim James are suggested by his family to the Visitation Inter-Parish School or to the James Community Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund with envelopes available at the Visitation Catholic Church or in care of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 250, Vienna, Missouri 65582.

Ellis Raney McKinney

Ellis Raney McKinney, 72, of Vienna, died Wednesday at 7:40 a.m. on June 18, 2003, at his residence.


He was born June 2, 1931, in Vienna. Mr. McKinney was a member of the Masonic Lodge #94, Local 67 Steel Worker's, Eastern Star and retired from Granite City Steel as a scarfer in 1981.


Survivors include his wife Dianna McKinney (nee) Knight of Vienna, whom he married in 1993; five children David and Jennifer McKinney of Westphalia; Alice and Robert Green of Theodosia; Jeanette Luebbert of Jefferson City; Jimmie McKinney of St. Clair; and Laurie Pierce of Vienna; four step-children William Knight, Christian Yeager and Sherrie Armer of Granite City, Illinois and Kimberly Knight of Freeburg; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his parents Guy and Viola McKinney and one grandson Jamie Joseph McKinney.


Memorial services were held Friday, June 20, at 12:00 p.m. at Little Flock Church in Vienna, with the Rev. Cellis Crum officiating.


Memorial may be made to the Masonic Lodge or the American Lung Association.

Bernice Catherine Viessman James

Bernice Catherine James, 78, of Vichy was born September 4, 1930, a daughter of Charles and Josephine (McDonald) Viessman, and died August 25, 2009 at Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla after a long illness.

Bernice was one of 13 children raised in Vienna by her parents. She was a 1949 graduate of Vienna High School. In 1950 Bernice was united in marriage to Paul James and to this union five children were born. Paul preceded her in death on November 27, 1996. The couple operated the Vichy Store for over 30 years. They enjoyed gardening, St. Louis Cardinal baseball, politics and being Democrats. They took great pride in the fact that all five of their children were college graduates.

Bernice was a life-long member of Visitation Catholic Church in Vienna where she was Communion Minister. She was a poll worker at the Vichy Precinct for Maries County elections for over 20 years. She was a charter member of the Golden Girls Cloggers, entertaining for many years at the State Fair, the Ozark Extravaganza, Old Iron Works Days and many events throughout the state. She was a member of the Vichy Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

Her survivors include: two daughters, Christine James of Denver, CO and Laura and Stan Schiermeier, of Vienna, MO; three sons, Bob and Pam James, of Victoria, TX, Alan and Maria James, of Sarasota, FL, and Tim and Jennifer James, of Columbia, MO; brothers, Anthony and Jan Viessman, of Rolla, MO and Charles Viessman, of Chicago, IL; eight grandchildren, Morgan and wife Heather, Hannah, Trevor and Emma Schiermeier, Brendan and Rory James and Andre and Allesandra James. Bernice was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters, Louise Viessman and Virginia Hefti; brothers Harold, James, Bernard, Norbert, Leo, Ray and Donnie Viessman.

Funeral service for Bernice C. James were held Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 11:00 AM at the Visitation Catholic Church in Vienna with Reverend Msgr. Marion Makarewicz officiating. Interment was in the Walker Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Walker Cemetery or the Vienna Knights of Columbus Hall. Cards are available at all James & Gahr locations. 

Georgina F. (Wenzel) Wilson

Georgina F. (Wenzel) Wilson of Hillside Avenue, Intervale passed away Thursday evening (September 26, 2013) at her home following a short illness. She was 82.

Born on March 11, 1931 in Brinktown, she was the daughter of Anthony and Mildred (Veasman) Wenzel.

Georgina grew up in Brinktown and Dixon and was a graduate of Vienna High School and then attended a local college.

On Feb 3, 1951, she married Stanley Lewis Wilson. They resided in the .Buffalo, NY area for many years and then retired to Intervale, NH. They enjoyed 53 years of marriage.

She was a devoted homemaker who stayed home and raised the family and in later years, she worked as a nurse's aide. 

She was a communicant of St. Anne Church in Berlin, NH and was a longtime member of the Ladies of Charity in Buffalo,NY.

Georgina enjoyed painting especially oil paints and watercolors and was a member of the Mt. Washington Valley Artist Association.

Besides her husband, she is pre-deceased by a sister Rita Merritt.

She leaves two daughters Alexia Andre of Intervale, NH and Diane L. Boehnke and her husband Adam of Amherst, NY; a son Donald Wilson and his wife Diane
of Derby, NY; 5 grandchildren: Kimberly Wilson of Maryland, Anthony R. Wilson of Germany, Amanda J. Wilson of Maryland, Mitchell A. Boehnke and Heather R. Boehnke both of Amherst, NY; several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 1pm Monday, September 30, 2013 at st. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Church, Pleasant Street, Berlin, NH. The Rite of Committal followed at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Berlin.. Memorial donations may be made to Harvest Hill Animal Shelter, 1389 Bridgton Road, Fryeburg,

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