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Ralph Warren Thompson 
Ralph Warren Thompson, 86, of Willard, passed away at 12:55 PM Saturday, September 22,2007 at home.  He was born September 11, 1921, in Dixon, Mo. to J. Ray and Laura Thompson.  He was a Purple Heart veteran of World War II, a retired rural letter carrier and a member of First Bapt. Church of Willard.

His parents and three brothers preceded him in death, Lee Hayden, Val Gene and Ellis.  He is survived by his wife Lillian of 60 years; two daughters and their
husbands, Linda and Don Robertson of Rolla, Shirley and Dave Swain of Union; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother Sidney; and sisters Dean Viles, Katheryn Sloan and Donna Turner.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM Wednesday September 26, 2007 in Greenlawn Funeral Home North.  Family will receive visitors between 9 and 10 am.  Immediately before the funeral service.  Burial will be at 1:30 PM in Kenner Cemetery.
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 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


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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.

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.


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.


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 grand-daughters, 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 great-grandchildren; 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 Birmingham-Martin Funeral Chapel in Vienna with Rev. John Schmitz leading. The Ladies Auxiliary of Argyle VGW 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", "Hear 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.


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.


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
Funeral Homes.

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.


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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.


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.


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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.

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

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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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. 

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.

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.

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Arthur Buschmann

Arthur Buschmann, 72, died Thursday evening, April 12, 2001, in Kansas City. He was the son of John and Clara Struemph Buschmann.


He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Elvin Buschmann and an infant brother.


He is survived by his son, Michael Buschmann and two sisters, Irene Woll and Helen Rudin.


The family has selected cremation with a memorial service to be held later in the summer.


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. 

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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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.

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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.


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. 

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