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Gene F. Adkins

Gene F. Adkins, 71, of Belle died November 22, 2002, at Capital Region Medical center in Jefferson City. He was born June 23, 1931 at Vienna. He was the son of Floyd and Lola Frey Adkins who preceded him in death. He was married to Jean Ridenhour on October 30, 1959, who survives at the home. Gene worked at Belle Counter Company for 40 years.

Gene spent many years being active in competition shooting. He holds three world records. He has shot competition in many states and won many competitions in the N.B.R.A. and the A.R.A. He has also won many state championships.

Survivors include two brothers, Bobbie Adkins of Belle, Joseph Leon Adkins of Bland and one sister Irene Malone, Rolla.

Services were held November 25, 2002, at 10:30 a.m. at Sassmann's Funeral Home, Belle. Burial was at Liberty Cemetery.

Marty Backues

Martin J. "Marty" Backues, 79, of Linn, passed away Monday, February 21, 2011, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. Marty was born on February 4, 1932, in Paydown, a son to the late Clarence J. and Madge Marie (Gillispie) Backues.

Marty was a graduate of Vienna High School and a Korean War Army Veteran.

On February 23, 1952, he was united in marriage to Shirley Mantle in Linn. She survives of the home.

Prior to his retirement in 2004, Marty was a Heavy Duty Truck Sales Manager for Capital City Ford. He was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church, past Worshipful Master of Linn Masonic Lodge #326, a life member of VFW Post #4756 in Linn and a past member of the Linn Tech Advisory Board.

Marty enjoyed woodworking, rebuilding Wheel Horse garden tractors and attending Bluegrass festivals.

In addition to his wife Shirley, he is survived by: one son, Paul and his wife Anita Backues of Freeburg; three daughters, Rhonda Bish and her husband Richard of Linn, Rita Meyer of Washington, and Karen Beyer and her husband Bob of Linn; three brothers, Harold R. and his wife Maxine Backues of Fulton, Neal J. and his wife Kay Backues of Glenrose, TX, and Samuel and his wife Zelda Backues of Linn; two sisters, Amy Gunnufson of Ballwin and Marilyn Holland of Oceanside, CA; 12 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to his parents, Marty was preceded in death by: two brothers, Don and Roy Backues; one sister, Emma Tomson and one son-in-law, Wilson Meyer.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at Morton Chapel in Linn with a Masonic Service at 7:00p.m.

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 24,2011,at Morton Chapel with Rev. John Swatosh officiating. Interment will follow at Linn Public Cemetery with full military honors.

Expressions of sympathy may be made payable to Christy Court Cancer Center, 1705 Christy Drive, Suite 201,Jefferson City, MO 65101 to help assist other cancer patients.

Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, MO.

Carlene Branson Orr Merrell

Carlene Merrell, 78, of Jefferson City, passed away Saturday, November 20, 2010, at the Jefferson City Nursing & Rehab Center. She was born August 21, 1932, in Vichy, a daughter of the late Ralph and Lucy (Evans) Branson.

She attended Maries R-1 High School in Vienna and went on to graduate from Kirksville College of Cosmetology in Kirksville. She was married on December 2,
1947, in Vienna, to Earl Orr, who preceded her in death on July 7, 2008. On April 10, 1982, she was united in marriage in Jefferson City, to Senator Norman Merrell, who preceded her in death on June 14, 1994.

Carlene owned and operated her own Beauty Salon in Shelbina. After she moved to Jefferson City, she worked for the Missouri State Board of Cosmetology, where she became the Executive Secretary. She was also the Founder of Merrell University of Beauty Arts & Science.

Carlene was a member of Capital City West Christian Church in Jefferson City. She loved interior decorating and was a wonderful seamstress.

She is survived by one son: Terry Orr of Jefferson City; two grandchildren: Christopher Branson Orr (wife Delia) of Lake Ozark; Amanda K. Essex (husband Preston) of Jefferson City; two sisters: Brenda Forbis (husband John) of St. Louis; Anita Honse (husband Kenny) of Jefferson City; and four great-grandchildren: 
Sawyer Bohannan, Skylar Bohannan, PJ Essex, and Emma Orr; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by one brother: Private 1st Class Ralph Branson, Jr. while serving in Vietnam; one sister: Norma Rhoades on November 4, 2005; and one great-niece: Grace Forbis on November 13, 2009.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 24 at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home with Rev. Ken Harland officiating. Entombment followed in the Hawthorn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Susan G. Kamen for the Cure, P.O. Box 650309; Dallas, TX 75265. Arrangements are under the direction of HouserMillard Funeral Directors.

Leslie Leonard Clark
Leslie Leonard Clark, 80, of Brinktown, was born December 31, 1930, a son of Clarence Raymond and Wiona (Terwilliger) Clark and died Thursday, January 20, 2011, near his residence at Brinktown.

Mr. Clark was united in marriage on November 6, 1954, at Rich Fountain, to the former Miss Lydia Marie Pope, and to this union, four children were born. He was preceded in death by his father in October of 1988; his mother on January 9,1969; one brother, Clarence Steven "Steve" Clark on April 18, 2004; four step-brothers, Euell Crum in 1997, Chesley Owen Crum on February 7, 2001, Clyde Crum and BeBeCrum; and one stepsister,Rose Marie Lucas.

Mr. Clark was a member of the Camp Ground Christian Church, Meta. He was a member of the Dixon Volunteer Fire Department for over 20 years and at the time of his passing was the Captain of the Brinktown branch. Mr. Clark had been a bus driver for the Maries' R-I Schools and had served as a school board, member. He was the owner and operator of Clark's TV, Brinktown, as well as being a farmer in Maries County. Mr. Clark enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing and being with his family.

Survivors include: His wife, Lydia Clark of the home at Brinktown; three sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Tammy Clark, Brinktown; Dave and Helen Clark, Eucha, Oklahoma; and Michael and Lavondia Clark, Vienna; one daughter, Tina and Mike Steinman, Argyle; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Floyd and Edith Clark, Murphysboro, Illinois; Verlin and Geraldine Clark, Water Valley, Kentucky; Howard and Doris Clark, Dixon; and Donley and Delores Clark, Columbia; three step-brothers, Bob, Lloyd and Ross Crum; one stepsister, Donna Bush; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning, January 25, 2011 in the Knights of Columbus Hall, Vienna, with Bro. Manuel Seaton, Camp Ground Christian Church, Meta, officiating. Favorite musical selections were played for the funeral service.

Interment was in the Holy Guardian Angels Cemetery, Brinktown. Active pallbearers were Zachary Clark, Rocky Clark, Matthew Clark, Shane Steinman, Matthew Mertens, and Kevin Schwartze. Honorary pallbearers were the Dixon Volunteer Fire Department.

Memorials are suggested to the Fallen Hero's or the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation c/o Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 250,Vienna, MO 65582.

Olive Lorraine Gillispie Rice
Olive Lorraine Rice, 66, of Lamar, passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 24, 1999, at Barton County Memorial Hospital in Lamar, following a sudden illness. She was born Sept. 21, 1932, in Vienna, to Warren Henry Gillispie and Eunice Bassett Gillispie. She married Loren Rice on Feb. 20, 1954, in Sheldon, and he survives of the home.
 
Lorraine came to the Sheldon area in 1948. She graduated from Sheldon High School. She worked for 14 years as a nurses aide at Nevada State Hospital and has been currently working for Oxford Health Care Systems for several years. She was a member of the Sheldon First Baptist Church in Sheldon; an active member of the Women's Missionary Union at the Sheldon First Baptist Church; and very active at the Baptist Hill Church Camp in Mt. Vernon, MO.
 
Survivors in addition to her husband include three sons, Tim Rice of Mt. Vernon, Dan Rice of Sheldon and Cliff Rice of Lamar; two daughters, Martha Crafts of St. Peters and Beth Pettibon of Moundville; 13 grandchildren; three sisters, Bonnie McEwen of Wood River, IL, Ruth Ling of Jefferson City, and Lucille Smith of Liberty.
 
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999, 10:30 a.m. at Benny-Ferry Funeral Home with Rev. Jim McCoy and John Nichols officiating. Interment will follow in Sheldon Cemetery.
 
Memorials are suggested to the Sheldon First Baptist Church.
 
All arrangements were under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada, MO 64772.
 

Bertha Marie Haynes Phelps

Bertha Marie Phelps, 80, of Vienna, was born on August 31, 1932, at Vienna, a daughter of Richard Bland and Margaret L. "Maggie" (Crum) Haynes, and died
Sunday, April 7, 2013, in the Westphalia Hills, Westphalia, following a brief illness.

Mrs. Phelps was united in marriage on July 18, 1953, at St. John's, Missouri, to Elmer Wayne Phelps, and to this union, three children were born. She was preceded in death by her husband. on January 12, 2000; her father in August 1968; and her mother on May 20, 1992.

Mrs. Phelps was a member of the Little Flock Baptist Church, Vienna. She started her working life in the food service department of the Memorial Community Hospital, Jefferson City, which later became Capital Region Medical Center, where she was still working at the time of her passing. Mrs. Phelps enjoyed gardening, her flower garden, fishing, and hunting. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Gene and Lisa Phelps, Vienna, and David and Patricia Phelps, Freeburg; one daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Mark Shanks, Vienna; one sister . and brother-in-law, Maudie and Virgil Reed, Overland; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Phelps at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 11, 2013, in the Little Flock Baptist Church near Vienna, with Bro. Lou Dunlap,
Dixon, and Pastor Lindell Patterson, Little Flock Baptist Church, officiating. Two musical selections, "Where The Roses Never Fade" and "Where We Never Say Goodbye," were performed for the service under the guidance of Mary Jane Crum who also provided the prelude and postlude for the service.

Interment was in the Little Flock Cemetery, near Vienna, under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Pallbearers for Mrs.
Phelps were Justin Shanks, Vincent Phelps, Merlin Phelps, [arod Phelps, Michael Warner, and Raymond Thompson.

Memorial contributions are suggested as per the wishes of the family with envelopes available at the Vienna office of the Birmingham-. Martin Funeral Homes.

Dixie Mae Martin Kappelmann
Dixie Mae Martin Kappelmann, 70, of Springfield, was born on March 23, 1933, in Maries County, a daughter of Levi Franklin and Minnie Ethel (Hickey) Martin, and died, August 27, 2003, at her residence in Springfield, following a lengthy illness.
 
Mrs. Kappelmann was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, William Lee Martin on February 23, 1970, and one sister, Ruth Evelyn Alexander on January 29, 2000.
 
She was a member of Unity Church, Springfield. Mrs. Kappelmann was also an Ambassador of the Springfield Missouri Chamber of Commerce where she was dedicated to the growth and prosperity of the city and remained active in the Chamber activities from 1987 to 2002. She was a prominent businesswoman; the owner of Dixie Specialty Advertising for over 30 years. She was a beloved aunt to many and cherished by all the children that ever met her.
 
Survivors include: two sons- Rick B. Kappelmann, MD, Durham, NC and Patrick W. Kappelmann, Kansas City, MO and three beloved chosen sons, William L. Pollard, Travis W. Pipkin and Richard A. Hill; brother, Morris Martin, Washington; and sisters, Lena Jane Lifer, Wanda Milligan, and Audrey Darby, all of Dixon.
 
A loving mother, sister, aunt and friend, Mrs. Kappelmann will indeed be sadly missed by her dear family and all who knew and loved her.
 
Memorial services were conducted for Mrs. Kappelmann at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, August 30, 2003, in the Dixon Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes, with a time of remembrance led by Danny Milligan. Four songs, "Be Not Afraid", "Amazing Grace", "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" and "Go Rest High On That Mountain" were played for the memorial service.
 
Interment was in the Wheeler Cemetery, Dixon, under the direction of the Dixon Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Honorary pallbearers for Mrs. Kappelmann were Frank Haberberger, Gary Kisling, Michael Kisling, Neal Kisling, Danny Milligan, Brady Milligan, David Alexander and Glen Alexander.
 
Memorials are suggested by the family to the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 1640 Road Island Ave., NW, Washington, D.C., 20036, with envelopes available at the Dixon Office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.
 
Merle Ray Moss
Merle Ray Moss, 65, of Vienna, was born on September 8, 1932, at Vienna, a son of James Ray and Irene M. Curtis Moss, and departed this life at 9:50 a.m., Thursday morning, June 18, 1998, at his residence, of an apparent heart attack.
 
Mr. Moss was preceded in death by his father on Dec. 6, 1990; his mother on Oct. 12, 1975; three sisters, Shirley Mansfield, Charlene Anderson, and Shannon Krauss.
 
Mr. Moss was a United States Navy Veteran and a member of the Baptist Church. He was a member of the Vienna Lions Club; a leader in the Boy Scouts Young Eagles program; a supporter of the 4-H Horse Arena at the Vienna Park; and volunteered the electrical work on the lights for the new ball field at Vienna Park. He substituted as a math teacher for the Maries R-I School System for the 1997-98 school year. He was an Aircraft Engineer for 25 years first for Convair Aircraft and then for General Dynamics Corporation in San Diego, CA, retiring in 1988 when he returned to the Vienna area.
 
Those left to mourn the passing of Mr. Moss include three brothers, Gail Moss of St. Peters, Lindell "Doby" Bell of Las Vegas, NV, and Robin David Bell of Steelville; one sister, Sandra Sue Moss of St. Louis; nephews, nieces, and many other relatives and friends.
 
Funeral services were conducted for Mr. Moss at 10:00 a.m., on Monday morning, June 22, 1998, in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes, with Rev. Cellis A. Crum officiating. "Amazing Grace," "Swing Low Sweet Chariot," "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands," and "Battle Hymn of the Republic,"was sung for the funeral service.
 
Interment was in the Vienna Cemetery under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Pallbearers were Duane Skarbic, Bobby Hendricks, Ken Kilmer, Gene Schwartze, Decky Finn, Joe Weidinger, Bob Lemberger, Jim Redel, Norb Schwartze and John Deuss.
 
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Vienna Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, Vienna, with envelopes available at the Vienna Office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.
 
William L Noblett
William L. Noblett, 70, of Rolla, died August 27, 2002, in Rolla. He was born on June 10, 1932, at Vienna to Ellie U. and L. Evelyn (Terry) Noblett.
 
Mr. Noblett served his country in the Navy and attended the University of Missouri-Columbia. He worked as an aviation electronics technician for the F.A.A. in Anchorage, Alaska for 33 years.
 
William Noblett is survived by his daughters Bethina and Kathryn of Anchorage, Alaska; daughter Kelly Noblett and husband Tony of Rolla; grandchildren Christina, Patrick, Danny, Billy and James; brother L.A. Noblett of Vienna; sister Linda Lunt of Rolla; aunts and uncles, Brownie Terry, Virgie Terry, Winifred Terry, Marie Terry, Marjorie Carrol, Ray Parker, Louise Freese, and Pershing Martin; very special friends, Jim and Judy Houston; other relatives and friends. Mr. Noblett was preceded in death by his parents and sister Kathy Hilke.
 
A private graveside service for Mr. Noblett will be held at a later date. Interment of the ashes will be in the Vienna Cemetery. Memorial donations in memory of William Noblett may be made to the Phelps County Chapter of the American Cancer Society or Phelps Regional Home Care Hospice. Cards are available at Kordes Funeral Home, Rolla.
 
Arrangements are under the care of Kordes Funeral Home, Rolla, MO.

Alene Louise Parker Roberson

Alene Louise Roberson, 70, of Vienna died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, at her home in Vienna. She was born on April 7, 1932, at St. Louis to William Charles and
Myrtle Leona Basford Parker. On April 14, 1949, she was united in marriage to Kenneth Wayne Roberson at Rolla and was a lifelong resident of Vienna. Her parents and husband Wayne preceded her in death.

Mrs. Roberson is survived by 4 children; John Roberson and wife Therese, Jackie Lynn Roberson, Jim Roberson and wife Katie, Jill Fick and husband Glenn all of Vienna, 11 grandchildren; Becky, Beth, Kenneth, Justin, Jason, Chris, Dylan, Clayton, Jennie, Wayne, and Annie; 7 great grandchildren; Karleigh, Landre, Mason, Autumn, Haylley, Toni and Makena; 4 sisters; Joy Chambers of Rolla, Billie Havens of Vienna, Nellie Sandbothe of Rocky Mount, Ruth Poor of Lawson and 2
brothers Jim Parker of Vienna and Terry Parker of St. James. 

Funeral services will be held at the Vienna Church of Christ at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 13, 2002, with Brother Mike Smith officiating under the direction of Kordes Funeral Home, Rolla.  Burial will be in the Vienna Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, October 12, 2002, at the Vienna Church of Christ. Memorial donations may be made to the Missouri River Hospice Fund, 3210 Bluff Creek Dr., Columbia, Mo 65201.

Thomas Arthur Parker

Thomas Arthur Parker, 75, of Vienna, was born on January 11, 1932, in Vienna, a son of Theron Columbus "T.C." and Fanny Dale (Massey) Parker, and departed this life on Tuesday, April 24, 2007, in Capital Region Medical Center, Jefferson City.

Mr. Parker was united in marriage on June 4, 1949, at Rolla, to the former Miss Marcella Eunamae Glenn, and to this union, five children were born. He was
preceded in death by his wife on April 2, 2000; his father on July 24, 1979; his mother on July 19, 1998; two brothers, infant Dale Columbus Parker on December 2, 1933; and Larry Joe Parker on March 21, 1992; and one son-in-law, Dene Hammond on May 11, 2000.

Mr. Parker was a member of the Vienna United Methodist Church. Throughout his working life, he was a self-employed gravel contractor as well as being a life-long farmer.

Those left to mourn the passing of Mr. Parker include: two sons and one daughter-in-law, David and Susan Parker, Cuba; and Tom Parker, Vienna; three daughters and two sons-inlaws, "Gee Gee" Hammond, Columbia; Patricia and Kenny Stratman, Vichy; Pam and Paul James, Vienna; one brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Patsy Parker, Vienna; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Sue and Jim Hodge, Phoenix, Arizona; Jane and Lloyd Murphy, Vienna; Sally and Lynn Goodman,  Leawood, Kansas; seven grandchildren, Tuesday Hammond, Daylynn Hammond, Kristen Stratman, Kendall Stratman, Chad James, Tyler "T.C." James, and Jeremy Parker; six great-grandchildren, Darien Hollis, Shayla Stratman, Ashton Stratman, Adelynn James, Cody Parker, and Christopher Parker, and many other
relatives and friends.

Precious memories of Mr. Parker will long be remembered in the hearts of his dear family and all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were conducted for Mr. Parker at 10:00 am, Saturday, April 28, 2007, in the Vienna United Methodist Church with Rev. Karen Alden officiating. The Vienna United Methodist Church Choir sang, "Amazing Grace," "One Day at a Time," "In the Garden," "How Great Thou Art," and "Take My Hand
Precious Lord" for the funeral service 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 Mr. Parker were Kristen Stratman, Kendall Stratman, Chad James, Tyler "T.C." James, Jeremy Parker, and Carl Shoemate. Honorary pallbearers were Tuesday
Hammond, Daylynn Hammond, Darien Hollis, Shayla Stratman, Ashton Stratman, Adelynn James, Cody Parker, and Christopher Parker.

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

 
Roxie Nell Ragan Alsdorf
Roxie Nell Alsdorf, 67, of Jennings, was born Oct. 13, 1932, in Vienna and passed away Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis.
 
She had resided in Jennings for 42 years and was a homemaker.
 
Preceding Roxie in death are her parents Bunyan Ragan and Nellie Shockley; husband Carl Otto Alsdorf in July 1986; brothers Birk Ragan and Joe Ragan; and sister Hazel Eads.
 
Survivors include: one son, Michael J. Alsdorf of Jennings; four daughters, Linda (Joe) Licata of St. Louis, Kathleen (Ron) Alfred, Christine (Leo) Kalips, and Colleen (Jeff) Pool, all of St. Charles; grandchildren Matthew, Anne, Nicholas, Emily, Claire, Henry and Meredith; brother Mack Ragan of Vienna; and sister Orpha McDonald of St. Charles.
 
Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at Collier's Funeral Home. Interment was in Laurel Hill Cemetery in St. Louis.
 
Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society.
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Donald Leslie Backues
Donald Leslie Backues, 64, of Plain Dealing, LA, formerly of Vienna, was born on April 29, 1933, at Paydown, in Maries County, a son of Clarence James and Madge Marie Gillispie Backues, and departed this life at 11:55 a.m., on Saturday morning, September 6, 1997, in the Overton Brooks VA Medical , Center, Shreveport, LA.

Mr. Backues was preceded in death by his father on December 15, 1955.

Mr. Backues was a member of the Baptist Church and had worked in construction. He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Those left to mourn the passing of Mr. Backues include: Two sons, John Backues of Noble, OK and Kerry Backues of Oklahoma City, OK; his mother, Madge Backues of Linn; five brothers, Martin Backues of Linn, Sam Backues (his twin) of Linn, Hardol Backues of Millersburg, Neal Backues of Jefferson City and Roy Backues of Holts Summit; three sisters, Amy Gunnufson of Rolla, , Emma Tomson and Marilyn Holland of Oceanside, CA; one granddaughter, Melody Backues of Noble, OK; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., on Wednesday morning, Sept. 10, 1997, in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes, with Rev. Howard Opperman, pastor, Little Flock Baptist Church, Vienna, officiating. The Bluegrass Five sang "Far Side of Jordan", "In My Father's House", and" A Place Prepared For Me."
 
Interment was in the Vienna Public Cemetery, under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Pallbearers were Delmar Backues, Jesse Bish, Doug Cahill, Martin Crider, Lloyd Shanks, Don Thompson. Honorary pallbearers were Sam Backues and Paul Backues.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Vienna Public Cemetery "Perpetual Care Fund, with envelopes available at the Vienna Office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.
 
Jane Brumble Heyer
Jane Heyer, 68, of Vienna, was born on November 4, 1933, in Maries County, a daughter of Laymon and Margaret Elizabeth Hollis Brumble, and died at 9:55 p.m., Sunday, May 12, 2002, at the residence of her daughter in Jefferson City. Mrs. Heyer had been in failing health for some time.
 
Mrs. Heyer was united in marriage on March 27, 1970, at Belle to Herbert Henry Heyer. She was preceded in death by her father on Jan. 15, 1972 and her mother on Dec. 4, 1992.
 
Mrs. Heyer was baptized early in life and had been a member of the Wheeler Christian Church in Dixon. She was a caseworker for the
Division of Social Services in Jefferson City until 1972, then was owner and operator of Jane's Fabrics in Vienna and Belle until 1984.
She loved sewing, quilting, and shopping.
 
Survivors include: Her husband, Herbert Heyer of the home in Vienna; two daughters and one son-in-law, Marilyn and Dewey Degenhardt of Jefferson City and Judy Malone of Springfield; five granddaughters, Allison Malone, Monica Davis, Jennifer Degenhardt and Dawn Degenhardt, all of Jefferson City, and Amanda Malone of O'Fallon; two great-grandchildren, Blake David and Alexis Malone Emery; two step-sons, Roy Heyer of Belle and Steve Heyer of Jefferson City; and many other relatives and friends.
 
A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Mrs. Heyer will indeed be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
 
Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, May 15, 2002, in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes with Dr. Jerome Brownlee, Trinity Lutheran Church, Jefferson City, officiating. "Where We Never Grow Old" and "I'll Be" were sung for the funeral service.
Interment was in the Wheeler Cemetery near Dixon, under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Pallbearers were Billy Brumble, Harold Patterson, Kenneth Hollis, Rex Hollis, Doug Hollis and Dewey Degenhardt.
 
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Wheeler Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund with envelopes available at the Vienna Office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.
 

Lou Ellen Cahill Sullivan

Lou Ellen (nee Cahill) Sullivan, 75, of Olivette, was born on April 8, 1934, in Maries County, the daughter of Fred and Bernice (nee Gillispie) Cahill, and died Saturday, February 13, 2010, at DePaul Health Center, St. Louis. Lou Ellen had been fighting lung cancer for the past six years. 

Lou Ellen was united in marriage on March 2, 1956, to Robert Raymond Sullivan and to this union, one son was born. She was preceded in death by her husband on August 12, 2009; her father on December 31, 1967; her mother on March 8, 2000; her sister, Flossie Sands on July 4, 2009; two brothers, Jesse Cahill on Jan. 30, 1998 and Thurman Cahill on August 23, 1991; two nieces; and two brothers-in-law, Leo Thompson and John Sands. 

Lou Ellen accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age and was baptized as a member of the Little Flock Baptist Church of Vienna. After completing High School
in May of 1951, Lou Ellen moved and went to work in the St. Louis area. She did not retire until April 2009.

Those left to mourn her absence include her one son, Michael and his wife, Dawn, of St. Ann; one sister, Anna, Thompson of Vienna; two sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Ware and husband, Elmer, and Bonnie Cahill; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. 

Visitation on Monday, February 15, 5 to 7 p.m and the funeral service on Tuesday, February 16, 1 p.m. at Baumann Colonial Chapel, 2504 Woodson Road, Overland. Interment at Fee Fee Cemetery, Bridgeton.

Lou Ellen was known for being a loving mother, I wife and aunt and she spent most of her spare time embroidering quilts and crocheting afghans.

Richard Paul Finn

Richard Paul Finn, 73, of Belle died Tuesday, January 3, 2006. He suffered from a form of Parkinson's Disease for several years and was being treated at the Phelps Community Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Mo.

 
Richard was born on July 26, 1932, in Vienna, Mo, to the late Noah and Ruby Bray Finn. He married Lucille Hodge on November 19, 1960, at the home of Arvil Elrod in Belle.
 
Surviving Richard are his wife Lucille and two daughters, Sonia Taylor with her husband Mark and daughters Paige and Emma of Rolla, and Carla Hugger with her husband Eddie of Metairie, Louisiana. Also surviving Richard are three brothers and one sister: Leonard of Belle, Allen of Owensville, Mo., Mike of Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Audrey James of Sullivan, Mo, One brother Charles preceded him in death in January 1991.
 
Richard graduated from Vienna High School and served in the Army during the Koran Conflict. He worked for General Motors for 41 years in St. Louis and returned to Belle in 1996 after retirement. He was a member of the Liberty Church of Christ where he will be buried. He led a full life leaving survivors with many good memories of a wonderful man.
 
Services were held on Friday morning January 6, 2006, from the Liberty Church of Christ in Belle. Interment was in the Liberty Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Sassmann's Funeral Service.
 

Nellie Lucille Henderson Young 
(August 22, 1933 - February 14, 2014) 

Nellie Lucille Young, 80, of Frankfort, Indiana, was born on August 22, 1933, at Vienna, a daughter of Charles Clyde and Eliza Josephine (Davis) Henderson, and died Friday, February 14, 2014, at the Clinton House Health and Rehabilitation Center, Frankfort, Indiana.

Mrs. Young was united in marriage on April 15, 1954, at Columbia, Missouri to John Earl Young and to this union, four children were born. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Joann Young and Joy Young; her parents and one brother, Sonny Henderson.

Mrs. Young had attended the Vienna United Methodist Church as a young child while growing up in Vienna. She was a member of the Illiana Antique Power Association, the Indiana Live Steamers, and had worked in the family owned business as well as being a devoted housewife and homemaker. Mrs. Young enjoyed
traveling, sewing, and gardening. 

Survivors include: her husband, John Young - Frankfort, Indiana; one son and daughter-in-law, Randall and Mei Young, Lakewood, California; one daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Chuck Morgan, Crawfordsville, Indiana; two grandchildren, Nicole and Roger; two great-grandchildren, Helen and Serenity; and many other relatives and friends. 

Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Young at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday morning, February 17, 2014, in the Vienna United Methodist Church, with Pastor Rebecca Mulford, officiating.

Interment was in the Vienna Public Cemetery. Pallbearers for Mrs. Young were relatives and friends. 

Memorials are suggested by the family to the Vienna United Methodist Church with envelopes available at the church or the Vienna Office of the Birmingham-
Martin Funeral Homes.

Lowell Pete Honse
Lowell Pete Honse, 66, of Vienna, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999 at Vienna. He was born on May 14, 1933 in Vienna to Clyde A. Honse and Mabel Frey Honse. He was preceded in death by his father Clyde Avery, brother Robert, and son Charles Leon.
 
Mr. Honse is survived by his wife, Ora Jean Honse; mother, Mabel Honse of Vienna; three sons, Billy Don and wife Brenda of Goddard, KS, Curtis Dean Honse of Vienna, and Dennis Jay Honse of Wichita; ix brothers, Harold, Donald, Edwin, Allen, Charles and Forrest, all of Vienna; one sister, Joyce Ramsey of Marshall; six grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
 
Mr. Honse was a retired farmer and a member of the First Baptist Church in Vienna.
 
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999 at Kordes Funeral Home in Vienna. Leroy Nixon officiated. Burial was in Vienna Cemetery.
 

Gayle Harve Tackett

Gayle Harve Tackett, 75, was born on July 31, 1933 in Vienna, to William Timothy and Viola Eliza (Honse) Tackett and passed away in Rolla on October 28,  2008.

Gayle was united in marriage to Pat Hayes on June 21, 1973. He was a father to seven children. 

Gayle was preceded in death by his parents; one step-son, Jimmy Noakes; a brother, Wayne Hopkins and a sister, Mae Rudroff. 

Loving survivors include his wife, Pat , of the home in Salem; seven children, Pamela Groose and husband, Pat, of Henley, Tammy Tackett, of Jefferson City, Brad Tackett and wife, Kathy, of Salem, Jan Watson and husband, Carl, of Houston, Deann Buschmann, of Vienna, Lisa Thompson and husband, Brad, of Salem,
and Jeff Noakes and wife, Jaquetta, of Salem; 17 grandchildren, Patrick Groose and wife, Pam, Gina Groose, Valerie Stark and husband, Matt, Arthur Groose, Ryan Rowden and wife, Lindsey, Tabbi Ireland, Jarid Scheets and wife, Jennifer, Heather Chowning and husband, Steve, Jamie Vine and husband Steve, Justin
Watson and wife, Kelly, Jimmy Buschmann and wife, Dana, Jon Thompson and fiance, Amy, Jordan Thompson, Jessalyn Noakes, Jarred Tackett and fiance, Amy, 
Kim Barner and husband, Matt, and Melissa Baggett and husband, Erie, 17 great-grandchildren; one brother, Leslie Tackett and wife, Vickie, of Vienna; five sisters, Fern Clark, of Belle, Alma James, of Rolla,. Darlene French, of Vienna, Evelyn Moser and husband, Bob, of Herman, and Donna Jean Backues, of Vienna, 
and host of nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. 

Gayle was an avid pony puller. He had taken top prize at the Tulsa State Fair and the Missouri State Fair. Gayle enjoyed life and spending time with friends and family. He had owned and operated charcoal manufacturing plants and a trucking business. Gayle will be sadly missed by his family and all who loved him.

Funeral service was conducted Thursday, October 30, 2008 at Dent County Memorial Chapel with Richard Helton officiating. Richard also provided music.

Serving as pallbearers were Jarid Scheets, Jimmy Buschmann, Jordan Thompson, Jon Thompson, Patrick Groose, Arthur Groose and Ryan Rowden. Interment was in North Lawn Cemetery, with the procession being lead by a team of Gayle's ponies and wagon.

All arrangements were under the direction of Dent County Memorial Chapel.

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Robert (Bob) Abbett

Robert (Bob) Abbett, 75, died June 22, 2009 at Maries Manor.

He was born Feb. 12, 1934 at Meta, the son of Walter and Brooxie Renfrow Abbett. He was married to Betty Freshour Abbett in 1982, who preceded him in death. 

Bob graduated from Maries R-I High School I and served 12 years in the U.S. Army. He was employed as a truck driver for approximately 35 years.

He is survived by one son, Bobby Abbett of Arkansas; one step-son, John Freshour with wife Charlette; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one
brother, Roger Abbett with wife Mary Ann of St. James; and one sister, Barbara Meyer with husband Ron of Meta; and nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Betty Abbett, and one step-son, Bill Freshour.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Greenlawn South Funeral Home in Springfield with visitation at 9:00  a.m. Burial will be in the White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

Contributions are suggested to Hospice Compassus in Jefferson City or the American Cancer Foundation.

Norma Jean Branson Rhoads
Norma Jean Rhoads, 70, of Vienna, was born on Dec. 30,1934, in Maries County, a daughter of Ralph Alton and Lucy May Evans Branson, and died at 1:10 pm, Friday afternoon, Nov. 4, 2005 at her home in Jefferson City. Norma had been in failing health with cancer since April 2005.
 
Norma was preceded in death by her father on Jan. 13, 2001; her mother on May 7, 1979; and her brother, Ralph A. Branson, Jr., on March 17, 1968.
 
Norma was a member of the Vienna United Methodist Church and served as a Trustee for the past several years. During her professional career, Norma was a very successful entrepreneur, owning several retail businesses, of which her most recent success was The Flower Basket in Vienna. Her passion was her many friends and family, and she loved cooking, gardening and decorating her home.
 
Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Kathy Tackett of Salem; two daughters and one son-in~law, Pam and Pat Goose of Henley and Tammy Tackett of Jefferson City; eight grandchildren, Patrick Groose and wife Pam of Henley, Jeana Groose of Henley, Arthur Groose and wife Valerie of Henley, Ryan Rowden and wife Lindsey of Jefferson City, Melissa Manes of Salem, Kimberly Barner and husband Matthew of Lebanon and Jarred Tackett of Salem; five greatgrandchildren, Grace Louise Groose, Ryan Cooper Rowden, Ashley Ellen Manes, Emily Renee Manes and Sally Ann Barner; three sisters and two brothers-inlaw, Carlene Merrell of Jefferson City, Anita and Kenny Honse of Jefferson City and Brenda and John , Forbis of Byrnes Mill; three nephews, four nieces, six great-nephews, five great-nieces, one great-greatnephew, one great-great niece, and one loving and loyal little dog, Poochie.
 
Funeral services were conducted for Norma at 11:00 am on Tuesday morning, Nov. 8, 2005 in the Vienna United Methodist Church with Rev. Karen Alden, pastor, officiating. The church choir sang "The Lord's Prayer", "Redeemed" and "Victory in Jesus", accompanied by pianist, Beth Clinkenbeard. A CD selection of "My Child Is Coming Home" by David Phelps was also played for the service. Organist, Sharon Bramlet, provided 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. Pallbearers were Ryan Rowden, Patrick Groose, Arthur Groose, Jarred Tackett, Terry Orr, Kenneth Scott Honse, John Forbis, Jr., and Dean Kneeskern.
 
Memorial contributions are suggested to, the Vienna United Methodist Church with envelopes available at the Vienna Office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.
 

Julia Ann "Judy" Eads Brown

Julia Ann "Judy" Brown, 76, of Jefferson City died Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at Capital Region Medical Center. She was born May 23, 1934, in Jefferson City, the daughter of Virgil Fennesey Eads and Katherine Louise (Hefti) Shanks, both deceased. She was a 1952 graduate of Vienna High School.

On October 4, 1952, Judy was united in marriage in Owensville to Charles Donley Brown, who survives at their home.

Judy worked for the Missouri Baptist Convention in Jefferson City from 1958-1959 and from 1968-1989. She was a member of Liberty Road Baptist Church. She
served on special committees of the former Home Mission Board and the Brotherhood Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention; was Volunteer  Coordinator for Missouri Baptist Builders from 1990-1999 with her husband; and was a supporter of Royal Ambassador and Girls in Action mission organizations. Judy enjoyed photography, reading, listening to gospel music and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great
grandchildren.

Other survivors include two daughters: LaDonna Campbell and husband Jim of Raytown, Joyce Triplett and husband Steve of Allen, Texas; two half brothers: Gary Eads of Taos, Greg Eads and wife Alice of Laquey; one half sister, Elaine Dozier of Springfield; five grandchildren: Jennifer Hughes and husband
Jeffrey of Waco, Texas, Susan Kirkpatrick and husband Andrew of Atlanta, Georgia, Matthew Campbell and wife Brandy of Springfield, Missouri, Drew Triplett of Waco, Texas,and Kyle Triplett of Waco, Texas; and four great grandchildren: Julia, J.C., and Jetta Hughes and Molly Kirkpatrick.

Memorial services were held Friday, October 29, 2010 at the Houser Millard Funeral Home with Rev. Phil Rector, Director of Missions for the Gasconade Valley
Baptist Association, and Dr. Gene Hodges, pastor of Liberty Road Baptist Church, officiating. Interment followed in Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Heart Association, NOCO Orphanage in Tombstone, Arizona, or the Liberty Road Baptist Church Special Fund. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 W. Main St., Jefferson City, Missouri, 65109, (573) 636-3838. 

Kenneth Joseph Leuthen

Kenneth Joseph Leuthen, 71, of Covina, California, was born on September 13, 1933, to Joseph and Lucy Leuthen, and died on Tuesday evening, July 6, 2004, after a short battle with cancer.

 
Mr. Leuthen is survived by two daughters, Lisa Jones and husband Pat of Vienna, Missouri, and Debbie Strope and husband Eric, of Taos, Missouri. He has 6 grandsons, Jamie, Jay, Tyler and Jesse Jones and Caleb and Hunter Strope. Mr. Leuthen will be layed to rest in Covina, California.
 

Mattie Lou Parker Curtis Buschman

Mattie Lou Buschman, 77, of Vienna, was born March 9, 1935, near Dixon, in Maries County, a daughter of Charles Columbus and Mattie Elena (Perkins) Parker, and died November 19, 2012, at her residence.

Mrs. Buschman was first united in marriage on August 22, 1952, at Cheyenne Wyoming to Robert Dale Curtis. She was later united in marriage on January 18, 1997, at Overland Park, Kansas, to Ralph Bernard Buschman. She was preceded in death by her father in 1990; her mother in 1998; one brother, Warren Charles Parker on January 8, 1972; and one step-daughter in 1998.

She was a member of the Visitation Catholic church, Vienna. Mrs. Buschman had been a hotel manager for Holiday Inn in Jefferson City, and Amsterdam, New York, for twenty years and was a nursing home administrator for the Holmesdale Care Center, Kansas City, Missouri, for six years retiring in 1998.

Survivors include: Her husband, Ralph Buschman of the home near Vienna; one son and two daughters, Sharon Kleinschmidt and husband, Steve, Pamela Bray and husband, Curtis, all of Overland Park, Kansas and Dale Edward Curtis, Washington, D.C.; one step-son and three step-daughters, Alan Buschman and wife, Kim, Linda Strode and husband, Larry, Martha Naurp and husband, Don, and Jean Kleekamp and husband, Wayne, all of Washington; grandchildren, Amy Knapitsch and husband, Jakob, Marc Kleinschmidt and wife, Elizabeth (Lily), Douglas Bray and wife, Virginia, and Matthew Bray and wife, Laura, step-grandchildren, Matthew and Alex Buschman, Joellen and Olivia Strode, and Josie and Luke Kleekamp, great-grandchildren, Asher, Eli, and Abigale Knapitsch, and Mackenzie Kleinschmidt; and other relatives and friends.

A Prayer Service was held for Mrs. Buschman at 7:00 p.m., on Friday, November 23, 2012 in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes, with the Rev. Msgr. Marion J. Makarewicz leading.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Mrs. Buschman at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, November 24, 2012, in the Visitation Catholic Church, Vienna, with the Rev. Msgr. Marion J. Makarewicz, officiating.

Interment was in the Kenner Cemetery near Dixon, in Maries County, under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Pallbearers for Mrs. Buschman were Marc Kleinschmidt, Jakob Knapitsch, Douglas Bray, Matthew Bray, Matthew Buschman, and Alex Buschman. Honorary pallbearers were Debbie Martin, Sheila Martin, Roger Helton, and Tracy Helton.

Memorials are suggested to the Visitation Catholic Church window fund or the Kenner Cemetery Fund with envelopes available at the Vienna Office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.

Online condolences may be left at birminghammartinfuneralhomes.com. 

Pauline “Jane” Parker Murphy

Pauline “Jane” Murphy of Vienna, Missouri passed away at her home in Vienna on Monday, November 9, 2015. She was 80 years, 9 months and 25 days of age.

Jane Parker was born January 16, 1935 in Vienna, Missouri, a daughter of Theron Columbus and Fanny Dale (Massey) Parker. Jane was united in marriage on June 4, 1955 to Billy Lloyd Murphy.

Jane was a member of the Vienna United Methodist Church. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. Jane will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Those left to mourn the passing of Jane include her husband: Billy Lloyd Murphy of the home; one son: Jeffrey Murphy and wife Sheila of Vienna; two daughters: Melanee Stricklan and husband Berry of Vienna and Carol Schulte and husband John of Argyle; seven grandchildren: Coad and Angela Stricklan, Jeffrey and Jessica Stricklan, Ashley and Russell Grigsby, Audrey Murphy and Dennis Hopgood, John and Tiffany Schulte, Sarah and Jamie Jones, and Sam Schulte; 16 great-grandchildren: Madison, Gavin, Cash, Jaelee, Jude, Josie, Colton, Reece, Jordan, Ava, Clay, John Henry, George, Brett, Clara, and Luke; two sisters: Sue Hodge of Phoenix, Arizona and Sally Goodman and husband Lynn of Overland Park, Kansas; one sister-in-law: Mary Ellen Schwartze and husband Gene of Vienna; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Jane was preceded in death by her father on July 24, 1979; her mother on July 19, 1999; four brothers, infant Dale Columbus Parker on December 2, 1933, Larry Joe Parker on March 21, 1992, Thomas Arthur Parker on April 24, 2007 and Bill Massey Parker on January 29, 2012; a brother-in-law, Jim Hodge on September 23, 2011; a sister-in-law, Marcella Parker on April 2, 2000; and a nephew, David Parker on April 2, 2010.

Visitation will be from 9 - 11 AM Saturday, November 21, 2015 at the Vienna United Methodist Church in Vienna, Missouri.

Memorial services will be conducted at 11 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at the Vienna United Methodist Church in Vienna, Missouri with Lynn Quist officiating. Burial will be in the Vienna Public Cemetery.

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

Donald Allen Terwilliger

Donald Allen Terwilliger, 68, Bradenton, FL, died March 7, 2001, at his home.

Don was born in Brinktown. He moved to Bradenton, FL from Manatee County in St. Louis in 1980. He was owner of Weather Lawn Sprinklers for ? years in Bradenton, FL. Herved in the US. Army during the Korean War. 

Survivors include: His wife, Delores; three daughters, Patricia Lynn Kaiser of O'Fallon, Robbin Denise Woloszyn and Mary Ann Wright of Bradenton; four sons, Rick Allen Terwilliger and Bruce Eugene Terwilliger, of Vienna, Timothy Allen Terwilliger of St. Louis, and Donald Allen Terwilliger, of Bradenton, FL; his mother, Bertha May Terwilliger of Camdon; two sisters, Nadine Unell of Bradenton, FL and Carlene Fern Jenkins of St. Louis; one brother, Dallas Terwilliger of
Eldon; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

Don was a quiet and very gentle loving man. He will be missed very deeply from family and friends.

Visitation was held March 9, 2001 from. 12:00-1:00 p.m. at Bradenton Funeral Home.

Funeral services began at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Debra M. Blackwood officiating. Burial was in Skyway Memorial Gardens in Palmetto, FL.

Caroline Marie Volmert James

Mrs. Caroline Marie (Volmert) James, 64, of Manchester, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at her home following a seven-month illness.

 
She was born July 2, 1934, at Vienna, the daughter of Louis and Alma (Luebbert) Volmert. She was married May 2, 1959, at the Visitation Catholic Church in Vienna, to Frank Donley James, who survives.
 
Other survivors include: Two daughters, Mrs. Melissa (Edward) Stephens of Dittmer, and Mrs. Holly (Dean) Scott of Edwardsville, IL; one sister, Mrs. Donna Harris of Poway, CA; one brother, James Volmert of St. James; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jim and Elaine James of Vienna; brother-in-law Robert James of Holden; and four grandchildren, Patricia, Lucy, Edward and Nathaniel Stephens, all of Dittmer.
 
Services were held Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999 at Christ Prince of Peace in Manchester with Father Joseph Wormek officiating.
 
Burial was in the James Community Cemetery in Vienna. Pallbearers were Brian James, Paul James, Joe James and Jay James, all of Vienna, Mark James of Cuba, and Dana Harris of San Diego, CA.
 

Freddie Leslie Wilson

Freddie Leslie Wilson, 76, of Mulkevtown, IL passed away 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.

Freddie was born on October 1, 1934 in Meta, a son of Leonard Clay and Olive Reba (Renfrow) Wilson. He married Donna (McCowen) Dugger on October 7, 1997 in Tennessee; She survives in Mulkeytown.

Mr. Wilson was a member of the First Christian Church in  Sesser and a member of Altamont Masonic Lodge #533. Freddie worked as a truck driver at J.D. Street for three years and then drove 25  years for Yellow Freight from which he retired. He loved music, hunting, and fishing. Freddie was an expert marksman, bird
dog trainer, and an avid Cardinal Fan. He served his Country in the United States Army and was honorably discharged on August 25, 1957. 

Freddie is survived by his wife, Donna Fay Wilson of Mulkeytown, ILL; two step-children, Linda and husband Mark Yates of Elkville and Mike Dugger and wife Diana of Benton; two brothers, Leonard Wilson Jr. of Dixon, and Percy Wayne Wilson of Fenton,Missouri; one sister, Betty Helton of Meta; and also several nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Funeral services were held Friday January 7, 1 2011 at the First Christian Church with Pastor Kirk Packer officiating. Interment followed at Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser.

For those who wish memorials may be given to the First Christian Church of Sesser and will be accepted at the service at or may be mailed to Newell Funeral Home 505 East Main Street Waltonville, IL 62894.

Edward S Zimmer

Edward S. Zimmer, 65, of Bridgeton, died Feb. 9, 2000 at his home. He was born Jan. 5, 1935 in Vienna, a son of Alvina and the late William Zimmer.

 
He was married Feb. 27, 1960 in Vienna to Marion Struemph who survives at the home.
 
He was a member of the Optimist Club of Bridgeton and St. Mary's Catholic Church.
 
Other survivors include one son, Randy Zimmer of Ballwin; two daughters, Rhonda Riggs of Bridgeton, Roxanne Williams of Lake Ozark; two brothers, Marvin Zimmer of Vienna and Urban Zimmer of Westphalia; four sisters, Mildred Honse of Vienna, Susan Bassett of St. Roberts, and Lorraine Stuecken and Mary Reichel, of Freeburg; and six grandchildren.
 
He was preceded in death by daughter Renee Zimmer and brother Andrew Zimmer.
 
Funeral services were held Feb. 14, 2000 at St. Marys Catholic Church in Bridgeton. Burial was at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Bridgeton.
 
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
 
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Earl J. Barnhart
Earl J. Barnhart, 58, of Nixa, died Monday, December 20, 1993, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield.

He was born April 14, 1935, in Maries County, the son of Albert and Elizabeth Barnhart. On June 28, 1960, he and his wife, Dorothy, were married.

Mr. Barnhart was a longtime resident of the Nixa area and was employed by Consolidated Freightways.

He was a member of Southside Church of Christ, Ozark, and Friend Masonic Lodge #352 A.F. & A.M., Ozark.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; a daughter, Robin Fox and husband Doug, Ozark; a son, Brent Barnhart and wife Krista, Ozark; a stepson, Lou Burns and wife, Linda, Highlandville; two stepdaughters, Sherrie Coen, Ozark, and Deborah Burns, Dixon; nine grandchildren, Lindsay and Tyler Fox, Tony and Reggie Burns, Casey and Farrah Coen, Apple Barnhart, Rex Pennybaker and Pepper Pemberson; and five sisters Betty Barnhart, Waynesville, May Burnham, Springfield, Fay Hollis and Myrene Edwards, both of Vienna, and Goldie Radcliff, St. Louis.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Ellis and Harold Barnhart.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Charles White and Doug Fox officiating.

Singers were Steve and Janet Holmes. Escorts were co-workers of Consolidated Freightways. Honorary escorts were Dean Baty, Ralph Withers, Harold Rowden, John Anderson, and Burl Copeland.

Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery. Masonic services were provided.
 
Shirley Honse Nixon

Shirley Honse Nixon entered this world on January 23, 1935 in Vienna, Missouri to Carl and Myrtle Honse and was called home on October 4, 2004.

 
She was united in marriage on June 28, 1952 to Leroy Frank Nixon and began a life of service to the Lord. She had two children, Marsha and Jason and spent her time caring for her family and others in her life.
 
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Carl and Myrtle Honse, four brothers, Elmer Honse, Norman Honse, Dorman Honse and Gerald Honse.
 
She leaves behind her husband, Leroy Nixon, her daughter, Marsha Nixon, her son, Jason Nixon and wife Jennifer, all of Rolla; three brothers, Raymond Honse and wife Joyce, of St. Peters, MO., Billy Honse and wife Linda, of Owensville, and Dan Honse and wife Mary Ann, of Belle; sister-in-law, Mattie Honse, of Vienna, as well as many other extended family members and close friends.
 
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 8, 2004 at the Null & Son Funeral Home with Pastors Larry Paris, Norman Cartwright and Floyd Leimkiller officiating. Graveside services will follow in the Owensville City Cemetery. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5-8:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 at the funeral home.
 
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Second Baptist Church Building Fund. All arrangements are under the direction of the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla.
 

Tony Viessman
Anthony "Tony" Joseph Viessman, of Rolla, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2011 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He was 76 years old.

The youngest of 13 children, Tony was born on November 25, 1934 in Vienna, Missouri to the late Charles and Josephine Viessman. In March of 1957, Tony married Jan Sue Licklider of Belle, Missouri. He graduated from Vienna High School, where he played baseball, basketball, and set a pole-vault record, which stood for 45 years. He also attended Central Missouri College in Warrensburg. His first job was painting bridges over Missouri's rivers. Tony and seven of his brothers served in the Armed Forces during World War II and the Korean War.

From 1958 until his retirement in 1989, Tony served. in the Missouri Highway Patrol, retiring as a Lieutenant.

Tony's loving wife Jan preceded him in death, March 25, 2010. Surviving Tony are his four daughters: Beth Bextermueller and husband Jim of Cincinnati, Ohio, Sara Viessman and husband Ron Swinfard of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Jennie Viessman of Cypress, Texas, and Julie MacCash and husband Rusty of Rolla; his brother Charles Viessman of Chicago, Illinois; and his trusty canine, Toby.

Tony was very proud of his nine grandchildren: Ryan Dillon, Scheduler for Deputy Secretary of State Washington D.C., Adam Dillon, student at Missouri S&T, Ross Bextermueller, law student at the University of Cincinnati, Rachel Bextermueller, medical student at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Heath Garcia (wife Kristen and son Jacob),a PFC in the United States Army, Nicholas Garcia of Houston, Texas, Peter Sotiropoulos, law student at the University of Colorado, Beth Sotiropoulos, student at the University of North Carolina, and Hanna,Sotiropoulos, Division I Field Hockey scholarship recipient at Lafayette College.

As a self-proclaimed "good old boy from Missouri," Tony loved to hunt, fish, and play golf. He was a loyal fan of the Missouri Tigers and the Saint Louis Cardinals. A lifelong Democrat, Tony was also active in politics. Along with friend Les Spencer, Tony founded "Rednecks For Obama" during the 2010 Presidential Election. At this time Tony and Les traveled across the United States in support of President Obama.

Goodbye for now, Tony. We're happy to know you are at peace, and in a place where Jan can keep you in line. But we'll miss you. We'll miss your stories, jokes, and pranks - even your Louisiana Whistlers. We'll miss your big heart, your generosity, and your kindness toward complete strangers. In your 76 years, you touched many lives. You will be remembered as a loving husband, a dedicated father, an ornery old grandpa, and a great friend. So goodbye for now, Tony. We love you, and we miss you already. There never was a dull moment.

Memorials can be sent to the Lehigh Valley Health Network to support the Heart and Vascular Center. The address is "LVHN Development Department, 2100 Mack Boulevard, Box 4000, Allentown, PA 18105.

Fabian Joseph Weidinger

Fabian "Joseph" Weidinger, 67, a native of Vienna, died of a motorcycle accident on September 30, 2002. He was a resident of St. Louis County, MO.

 
He was born in Vienna on March 11, 1935, the son of Gerard F. and Helen Meronerl Weidinger. He was a graduate of Vienna High School, and of St. Louis University. Living in the St. Louis area, he worked at the following concerns: Davies Co., Fix Mix material Co., Crestwood Building Supply, and the Fenton Furniture Store, Fenton, MO., which burned down in 2001.
 
Survivors include a daughter, Janet Weidinger and two sons, John and Thomas Weidinger; three grandchildren; and three sisters, Mary Ann Weidinger of Afton, Mo.; Angela Schmitz and Veronica Weidinger of Centennial, Co. Mr. Weidinger was formerly married to Virginia Berhorst, of St. Louis County, MO.
 
His Funeral Mass was held Thursday, October 3rd at 10:00 a.m. at St. Timothy's Catholic Church, Afton, Mo. With Rev. Joe Welschmeyer, Fenton, presiding, and Rev. Patrick Hambrough, pastor, concelebrating. Burial took place at 3:00 p.m. at Visitation Catholic Cemetery, Vienna, MO., with Rev. John Schmitz officiating. Arrangements were in care of the new Kutis South County Chapel, St. Louis County.
 
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Dorothy Bade Nunley
Dorothy "Dottie" Nunley, 68, of St. Charles, formerly of Vienna, was born on May 3, 1936, at Vienna, a daughter of Joseph and Della (Copeland) Bade, and died on April 22, 2005, at her residence in St. Charles.
 
Mrs. Nunley is the mother of two daughters and was preceded in death by her father and mother.
 
Mrs. Nunley was employed as a bookkeeper at Commerce Bank, St. Charles, and had been in the banking industry for over 30 years. She was a graduate of Vienna High School.
 
Survivors include: her daughters and sons-in-law, Kimberly and Richard Sommer, St. Paul and Linda Nunley, Vienna; one brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Victoria Bade, Vienna; 9 grandchildren, Amy, Katie, Tom, April, Chris, Jason, Brent, Katie, and Hannah; and 3 great grandchildren, Nathan, Emily and Jacob.
 
Visitation will be 3:30 - 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at the Baue Funeral Chapel, 311 Wood Street, O'Fallon, MO.
 
Funeral services for Mrs. Nunley will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 28, 2005, at the Baue Funeral Chapel, O'Fallon. Interment will be in the Vienna Cemetery.
 
Ralph Adolph Bauer
Ralph Adolph Bauer, 67, of Henley, died Monday, April 22, 2002. He was born in Brinktown on January 21, 1935, the eighth of 12 children of Herman P. and Celestine A. (Winkelman) Bauer.
 
On May 21, 1966, in Brinktown, he was married to Adeline A. Redel, who survives at the home.
 
He was a 1954 graduate of Vienna High School. He was a veteran of the u.s. Army, serving in the United States and Hawaii from 1956-1958. He worked as a truck driver for Barnhart Trucking in Jefferson City and as a cartographer for the Missouri Department of Transportation. He was a farmer. He was a member of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Marys Home. He was a 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus #2047 in Marys Home and became a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus #1567 of Saint Jude Assembly in November 1974.
 
Survivors include: three daughters, Charlene Morff of Centertown, Laura Hoskins of Henley and LuAnn Kemna of Eugene; five brothers, Joseph Bauer and Anthony Bauer of Jefferson City, John Bauer of St. Louis, Norbert Bauer of Kansas City, and Martin Bauer of Brinktown; six sisters, Elizabeth "Betty" Wester of St. Louis, Theresa Koerber of Pinesdale, Montana, .Agnes LaBruyere of Brinktown, Mary Gansman of St. Louis, Odilia Kristof of Phoenix, Arizona and Gertrude "Trudy" Mehlick of Chesterfield; 3 grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren.
 
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 25, 2002 at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Marys Home. Rev. Clarence Wiederholt officiated. [nterment was in Our Lady of the Snows Cemetery.
 
Memorial contributions are suggested to Masses, the Marys Home Knights of Columbus, or Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church.
 
Arrangements were under the direction of the Rekus Funeral Home in Eldon.
 
Lucille Eugenia Bocklage Ready
Lucille Eugenia Bocklage Ready, 68, of Union, formerly of Florissant, was born on December 10, 1936, in Vienna, a daughter of Joseph Ernest and Teresa Mary (Zimmer) Bocklage, and died Monday evening, May 2, 2005, in the St. John's Mercy Hospital, Washington.
 
Mrs. Ready was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Ambrose Bocklage, December 6, 1992, William "Billy" Bocklage; and one sister, Mary Stratman, on October 22, 1986.
 
Mrs. Ready was a member of the St. Sabina Catholic Church, Florissant, and had worked as a restaurant waitres.
 
Survivors include: one son, Gregory Scott Ready, Labadie; one daughter Connie Barringhaus, Union; two brothers: Charles Bocklage, Florissant, and Alvin Bocklage, Westphalia; three sisters: Irene Feeler, Granite City, IL; Agnes Stratman and Marcella Hodge, both of Jefferson City; 3 grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
 
A Prayer Service was held for Mrs. Ready, Thursday May 5, 2005, in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes with Jim Redel leading.
 
The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Mrs. Ready at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 6, 2005, in the Visitation Catholic Church, Vienna with Rev. John Schmitz, pastor celebrating the Mass. Lector for the Mass was Lawrence Buschmann. Eucharistic Minister was Leonard Buschmann. Acolytes were Ashley Page and Melanie Wieberg. The Prayers of Petition was read by Lawrence Buschmann. During the Offeratory Procession, the Gifts were borne to the altar by Mrs. Ready's grandchildren, Alexandria Ready, Erin Ready and Jessie Barringhaus. The Visitation Church Choir sang "Here I Am Lord," "Isaiah 49", "On This Day", "Be Not Afraid" and "Song of Farewell" for the mass under the direction of Jeannie Redel, choir director, was accompanied by Donna Knapp, guitarist.
 
Interment was in the Visitation Cemetery, Vienna, under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Pallbearers for Mrs. Ready were Eric Hodge, Glen Stratman, Joe Stratman, Joe Bocklage, Brian L. Hodge, and Michael Tony Feeler. Honorary pallbearers were Charlie Bocklage, and Alvin Bocklage.
 
Spiritual offerings to be applied for Masses of memorial contributions to the Visitation Church and School are preferred by the family of Mrs. Ready with envelopes being available at the office of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.
 
Wilma Rea Miller Reeder
Wilma Rea Reeder, 55, of Independence, formerly of Vienna, died November 29, 1990 at Independence Regional Health Center.
 
She moved to the Kansas City area in 1968. She was an office-accountant manager for National Guardian Security Company. She was a member of the Noland Road Baptist Church.
 
Her survivors include her husband, Clay H. Reeder of the home; a son, Jeffrey Reeder of Raytown; a daughter, Christy Reeder of Kansas City; her mother, May King of Vienna; three brothers, Robert Miller of Vienna, Charles Miller of Ferguson and Delbert Miller of Parkville; two sisters, Deloris Swarthout of Wellsville and Ruth Allen of Rolla; and one step-brother, Donnie King of Rolla.
 
Services were held Monday, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. at Noland Road Baptist Church in Independence.
 
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Harland F. Ellis
Harland F. Ellis,63, son of Theron and Lillian (Juergens) Ellis, was born Aug. 1, 1937 in Meta and died April 19, 2001 in Lebanon.

Harland was united in marriage to Freddie Emmett on July 29, 1961, and to this union one child was born.

Survivors include: His wife Freddie of the home in Dixon; one son, Dirk Ellis and wife Jennifer of Dixon; one daughter, Cathy Lee and husband Jackie of Hendersonville, TN; two sisters, Louise French and husband Carl of Brinktown and Norma Dake and husband Paul of Vienna; one brother-in-law, Val Emmett and wife Maridonna of Chester, VA; one aunt, Bertha Brown of Iberia; five grandchildren, Layla, Kendra and Zoe Ellis and Quinton and Aaron Lee; along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Harland was a 1955 graduate of Vienna High School. He then went on to attend the University of Missouri-Rolla School of Mines where he graduated in 1960. Harland was a mechanical engineer for the Corp. of Engineers until he retired in 1989 and was a Registered Professional Engineer. Harland loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed playing and singing in his own country music band. In 1972 he recorded an album, "Songs Ole Harland Sang". He took great pride in growing flowers and loved to garden. In 1969 he was the Chairman of the Dixon Centennial Celebration. He was a member of the Wheeler Congregational Christian Church.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, and will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

A celebration of Harland's life was held Friday, April 27, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Dixon with Jerry Dooley officiating.

Memorials may be made the Crismon Cemetery. Cards are available at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla or at the church.

All arrangements were under the direction of James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla.

 
Clyde Henderson, Jr
Clyde "Sonny" Henderson, Jr., 67, of Vienna, was born on April 29, 1937, in Maries County, a son of Clyde and Eliza (David) Henderson, and died, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, at his residence in Vienna.
 
Mr. Henderson was united in marriage on November 10, 1956, at Brinktown, to Rita Adeline Brune, and to this union five children were born. He was preceded in death by his father on August 2, 1983, and his mother on August 22, 1981.
 
Mr. Henderson was a member of the Visitation Catholic Church, Vienna. He was also a member of the MFA Board, the Maries County Bank Board of Directors, the Brinktown Farmers Mutual Insurance Board of Directors, the Maries R-1 School Board and a former member of the Vienna Lions Club. Mr. Henderson led the Maries County Fair parade several years on his Tennessee Walking Horse, Bob. He was a life-long farmer in Maries County. He enjoyed spending time on the Gasconade River, hosting a week-long fishing trip with his father that included many family and friends. He also enjoyed hunting mushrooms in the spring, being able to spot them from horseback. He loved his grandchildren's visits - willing to let them build a bonfire and roast hotdogs as well as taking them gigging and fishing on the Gasconade River.
 
Survivors include: his former wife, Rita Henderson, Vienna; two sons, Charles Henderson and Wayne Henderson, both of Vienna; three daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and Steve Fritz Sedalia, Brenda and Randy Swyers, Vienna, and Linda and David Henderson-Cole, Missoula, Montana; one sister Lucille Young Frankfort, Indiana; 7 grandchildren, and ahost of relatives and friends.
 
A Prayer Service was held for Mr. Henderson at 7:30 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes with Rev. John Schmitz leading.
 
The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Mr. Henderson at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, in the Visitation Catholic Church, Vienna, with Rev. John Schmitz, celebrating the Mass. Lector for the Mass was Brenda Swyers. Eucharistic Minister was Lawrence Buschmann. Acolytes were Nathan Stratman and Trevor Schiermeier. During the Offertory Procession, the Gifts were borne to the altar by Andrea Fritz and Rachel Fritz. The Visitation Church Choir sang, "Be Not Afraid," "Bread, Blessed and Broken," "I Am The Bread Of Life," "Farewell Song" and "On Eagles Wings," and was accompanied by organist, Joseph Weidinger.
 
Interment was in the Vienna Cemetery, under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Pallbearers for Mr. Henderson were Robert Fritz, Nathan Swyers, Michael Swyers, Frank Knollmeyer, Bernard Burne, and Randy Swyers.
 
Spiritual offerings to be applied for Masses or memorial contributions are suggested to the Vienna Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, with envelopes available at the Vienna Office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.
 

Bill Massey Parker

"Coach" Bill Massey Parker, 74, of Vienna, was born on Dec. 3, 1937, at Vienna, son of Theron Columbus and Fanny Dale (Massey) Parker, and died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, in the Maries Manor Health Center, Vienna. Bill had been in failing health for some time. Bill was united in marriage on Dec. 21, 1979, at Vienna, to Patsy Lou Downing. He was preceded in death by one son, Terry Joe Lindeman on January 13, 2006; his father on July 24, 1979; his mother on July 19, 1999; three brothers, infant Dale Columbus Parker on December 2, 1933; Larry Joe Parker on March 21, 1992 and Thomas Arthur Parker on April 24, 2007; a brother-in-law, Jim Hodge on September 23, 2011; a sister-in-law, Marcella Parker on April 2, 2000; and a nephew, David Parker on April 2, 2010. Bill was a member of the Vienna United Methodist Church. He was a 1955 graduate of Vienna High School and a 1959 graduate of Central Missouri State College, Warrensburg. Bill was a PE teacher and coach. During his career, he was employed at Vienna High School, Linn High School, Warrensburg High School, Linn Technical College and then again at Vienna High School where he retired in 1989 after thirty years of teaching and coaching young people. Bill was named 2-A Missouri Basketball Coach of the year in 1977 while coaching at Linn High School. Some of Bill's favorite activities were floating on the Gasconade River, fishing, hunting, traveling and being with his grandchildren. In his younger years, he enjoyed playing fast-pitch softball. His team was the Missouri State Champions in 1973. He was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and all sports in general. Those left to mourn the passing of Bill include: his wife, Patsy Parker of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Tami and Doug Luebbering, St. Thomas; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Sue Hodge, Phoenix, Arizona; Jane and Lloyd Murphy, Vienna; and Sally and Lynn Goodman, Overland Park, Kansas; four grandchldren, Courtney, Ben and Emma Luebbering and Krystle Lindeman; two great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 2, 2012, in the Vienna United Methodist Church with Rev. Mike Hargraves, pastor, officiating. The church choir sang "How Great Thou Art" and "Precious Memories" and vocal selections of "Grandpa, Tell Me 'bout The Good Ole Days" and "When I Get To Where I'm Going" were played for the funeral service. Sharon Bramlett provided appropriate organ 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 for Bill were Kenny Stratman, Tommy Parker, Jeff Murphy, Ken Woods, Rodney Bossaller and Terry Feeler. Memorials are suggested to the Bill Parker Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Maries County Bank, P.O. Box 203, Vienna, MO 65582 or Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 250, Vienna, MO 65582.

Alvin J. "A. J." Stratman
Alvin J. "A.J." Stratman, 69, of Jefferson City, died Friday, December 29, 2006,at the University of MissouriHospital and Clinics. He was born December 11, 1937, in Vienna, Missouri, a son of Bernard Xavier and Emma Teresa Reinkemeyer Stratman. He was married on October 10, 1959, at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Freeburg, Missouri to Alice Struemph, who survives at the home.
He was a 1955 graduate of Vienna High School in Vienna. He was employed in January 1956 until present time at Al Scheppers Motor Co. He became parts manager in 1958, and also served as the company president for many years. A.J. was a member of the Holy Name Society, Legion of Mary and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
He is also survived by three daughters: Sara Stratman of Jefferson City, Julie Creach of Taos, and Allison Bruemmer of Henley; one brother, Cellus Stratman of Vienna, and three sisters, Marceline Raithel of Jefferson City, Helen Bocklage of Florissant, and Patricia Wall of Jefferson City and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Rosemary Stratman and four brothers Arthur, Wallter, Eugene, and Paul H. Stratman.
 
The Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 2, 2007, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Rev. Patrick Dolan officiating. Entombment followed at the Resurrection Mausoleum. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Lung Association, American Cancer Society, or the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements were under the direction of the House-Millard Funeral Directors-Jefferson City.
 

 

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Larry Dale Hayes
Larry Dale Hayes, 52, Vienna died Tuesday at his home. (September 29, 1992) He was born March 4,1940, in St. James, a son of Clifford Parker and Ruby Reeder Clement Hayes. His mother survives in Rolla.

He was married September 16, 1961, in Newburg to Susan Jane Hinson, who survives at the home. An avid outdoorsman and sportsman, he was a member of Kenner Church of God near Dixon. He was employed with Quaker Window Products, Freeburg.

Other survivors include: three sons. Clifford Hayes, Jefferson City, Mark Hayes, Vienna, and Keith Hayes, Argyle; one daughter, Julie Hayes of the home; one brother, Dan Hayes, Portsmith, NH and one sister, Karen Alden, Rolla.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home, Vienna. Dr. Louis Johnson of First United Methodist Church in Rolla will officiate. Burial will be in Kenner Cemetery near Dixon.

Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Thursday. Memorials are suggested to the Julie Hayes Scholarship Fund.
 
Dr. Ronald Carney James
Dr. Ronald Carney James, 67, of Columbia, Mo. died Tuesday, March 8, 2006 at his home.
 
Services were held Monday, March 13, 2006 at St. Thomas More Newman Center, Columbia, Mo. Burial followed at Memorial Park Cemetery.
 
Dr. James was born on March 26, 1938 in Jefferson City, Missouri to Carney David and Eva Satterfield James and they have preceded him in death. He married Elizabeth Plogsted on August 25, 1962 in Jefferson City and she survives. He was a 1956 graduate of Vienna High School and he obtained a B.S. Degree in Chemistry from the University of Missouri-Rolla. He graduated with his M.D. Degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine in 1965 and also obtained his Masters Degree in Biochemistry in 1963. Ronald completed his residency at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1971 and later entered private practice in Diabetes Management for 12 years. Later he rejoined the faculty at University of Missouri-Columbia and continued his work there. He initiated camps for diabetic children in central Missouri and in the Republic of Georgia, former Soviet union. Dr. James wrote, "Diabetes has been a major inspiration and influence in my life. It prevented me from seeing my older sister who died of diabetic ketoacidosis at the age of 2, before I was born. I was diagnosed with diabetes at age 11 in January. 1950. My childhood was very symptomatic but improved greatly when I was in medical school and learned how to manage it. This influenced me to specialize in diabetology as a physician and to attempt to help diabetic children by helping operate camps for them here in Missouri and in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. A major positive factor in this has been my wife, Betty, who did much to make it possible for me to be involved in the operation of the camps and who never stressed me by complaining about the manner in which I managed my diabetes."
 

Survivors also include his children, Jason Michael James and Susan Elizabeth James both of Columbia; his sister, Monna Kathleene James of St. James and his uncle Travis James of Rolla. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Freda Louise James.

 
Memorial contributions may be sent to Camp Hickory Hill for Diabetic Children, P.O. Box 1945, Columbia, Mo. 65205 or Ronald. James Georgian Diabetic Camp, c/o A Call To Serve, P.O. Box 7026, Columbia, Mo. 65205.
 

George Boone Vaughan

George Boone Vaughan, 57, Union, was born at Meta on June 24, 1937. He was the son of the late George Ray Vaughan and Retha Mae Vaughan, nee Pendleton. On June 20, 1959, he was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Shirley Maxine O'Halloran. George died at his home on January 29, 1955.
 
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Vaughan, Union; by one son, Gary Vaughan and wife, Linda, Washington; by one daughter, Patty Robertson and husband, Tom, Rolla; by his mother-in-law, Arminta O'Halloran, Vienna; by one brother, Daniel Vaughan and wife, May, St. Clair; by two sisters, Jerleen Ricker, Columbia, and Lorene Hayes and husband, Stanley, Dixon; by five grandchildren, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Raphael O'Halloran; and by one sister, Goldie Champlain.
 
George was a Christian and enjoyed visiting many of the churches in the Franklin county area. He was employed for 20 years, by the Missouri State Highway Department, most recently working as a crew leader. George had a great love for bluegrass music and was a talented musician. His family loved to be entertained with his music, whether he was playing the guitar, fiddle of mandolin.
 
When he wasn't playing bluegrass, he was usually listening to it. Gardening was another hobby and he took great pride in the abundance of produce he raised.
 
George enjoyed working with wood and always seemed to have some woodworking project going. He liked to whittle and had the natural talent to create beautiful birds and other sculptures from raw wood.
 
Nothing meant more to George than the love of his family. Each of his grandchildren held a special place in his heart and he loved spending time with each of them. The love and devotion he has shown his family throughout his life will never be forgotten.
 
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 1, at the Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair with the Reverend Glenn Hammond officiating, assisted by Bill Robertson. Interment was in Midlawn Memorial Gardens, Union. Memorials may be made to the Alpha National Association.
 
Meryl G. Woody
Meryl G. Woody, 53, a son of Oscar and Gladys Roberds Woody, was born on Dec. 30, 1937 at Jefferson City and died Thursday, Sept. 5, 1991 at the Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.
 
On Oct. 27, 1956 at Meta, he was united in marriage to Chloe Jones, who survives at the home.
 
Other survivors include his father, Oscar Woody of Meta; three sons, Jack Woody of Dixon, Ronnie Woody and his wife, Deana of Dixon and Chuck Woody of the home; one brother, Johnnie Woody of Vienna; and one sister, Elaine Doyel of Jefferson City; one grandson, Benjamin Meryl Branson Woody.
 
Meryl was a 1956 graduate of the Vienna High School and for the past 23 years had worked for the Missouri State Highway Department and was also a farmer. He was a member as well as a deacon of the Campground Christian Church.
 
Services were held the following Sunday at the Campground Christian Church with Bro. Lee Todd officiating. Burial was in the Pendleton cemetery. Pallbearers were Michael, Daniel, Steven and Timothy Bassett and David and Tommy Roberds.
 
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Marcella Clara Bocklage Hodge
Marcella Clara Hodge, 77, of Jefferson City, passed away Friday, February 17, 2017, surrounded by her family at her residence. She was born April 10, 1939, at home in Vienna, Mo., the daughter of the late Joseph and Teresa (Zimmer) Bocklage. She was a graduate of Maries R-1 High School in Vienna. She was united in marriage on November 18, 1961, at Visitation Catholic Church in Vienna to George William Hodge, who preceded her in death on November 14, 2014. Marcella was a homemaker for most of her life and worked for Quaker Windows, Freeburg, Mo., as a bookkeeper for many years. She enjoyed baking, reading, gardening, sewing, and traveling. Particularly, she loved the annual family trips across the nation to places such as the Wisconsin Dells, Smokey Mountains and Gulf Coast, her favorite. Marcella delighted in sharing her love of the beach with grandchildren, sunbathing, splashing in the surf and picnicking. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan through championship seasons and disappointments. Marcella appreciated all living things, plants and pets, and nurtured them with love. Above all, Marcella's greatest love and passion was her family, especially her grandchildren. She made every holidaymemorable, especially Christmas, with her special touch. Birthdays brought all family members to her home, no matter the distance, where everyone celebrated being together. Survivors include five children: Eric Hodge, Brian Hodge, Sheila (Ron) Logan, Cindy (Bill) Wibberg, Teri (Chad) Tillinghast, all of Jefferson City; and six grandchildren: Payton Logan, Devyn Logan, William Wibberg II, Riley Wibberg, Trent Tillinghast, and Samuel Tillinghast; four siblings: Agnes Stratman, Jefferson City; Alvin (Betty) Bocklage, Westphalia; Irene Feeler, Granite City, Ill.; Charles (Helen) Bocklage, Valley Park; and one sister-in-law, Jackie Bocklage, Freeburg. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters, Lucille Ready and Mary Stratman; and two brothers, William "Billy" Bocklage and Ambrose Bocklage. Visitation will be 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2017, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 12 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2017, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with the Father Gregory C. Meystrikofficiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Hospice Compassus, 600 Monroe Street, Suite 100, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the www.dulletrimble.com website.
Jesse Fred Cahill
Jesse Fred Cahill, 58, of Vienna, was born on January 3, 1940; in Eastern Maries County, a son of Fredrick Overton and Alpha Berniece Gillispie Cahill, and departed this life at 1:30 a.m., Friday morning, January 30, 1998, at his residence near Vienna following a three year fight with cancer.
 
Jesse was united in marriage on September 3, 1960, at Vienna, to the former Miss Bonnie Evelyn Backues. He was preceded in death by his father on December 30, 1967; one brother, Thurman Francis Cahill on August 23, 1991; and his father-in-law, Leslie Backues on December 30, 1986.
 
Jesse was baptized early in life and was a member of the Little Flock Baptist Church near Vienna. He was first employed by the Langenberg Hat Company, Vienna, for 21 years; and at the time of his death, he had been employed for 19 years as a Coil Winder for the ABB Corporation, Jefferson City. He had also served one term as Western District Road Commissioner for Maries County.
 
Those left to mourn the passing of Jesse include: His wife, Bonnie Cahill of the home near Vienna; one son and daughter-in-law, Douglas Dean and Connie Burke Cahill of Vienna; two grandson, Jacob Overton Cahill and Nathanial Elsworth Cahill of Vienna; his mother, Bernice Cahill of Vienna; his mother-in-law, Flossie and John Sands of Granite City, IL, Lou Ellen and Bob Sullivan of Olivette, and Anna and Leo Thompson of Dixon; one sister-in-law, Mary Lou Cahill Ware and her husband, Elmer of Cuba; two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Charles and May Backues Honse and Gene and Deborah Rollins Backues, all of Vienna; Nephews, Nieces and many other relatives and friends.
 
Fond and precious memories of Jesse will remain in the hearts of his dear family and all who knew and loved him.
 
Funeral Services were conducted for Jesse at 2:00 p.m., on Sunday afternoon, February 1, 1998, in the Little Flock Baptist Church near Vienna with Rev. Howard Opperman, pastor, officiating. Otto Williams and Annabelle Franks sang Mansion Over the Hilltop and As The Life of a Flower for the funeral service and accompanied with their guitars. Brenda Thompson provided piano selections for the prelude and postlude.
 
Interment was in the Little Flock Cemetery under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Active pallbearers were Bryan Steinman, Corey Steinman, Dustin Steinman, Donald Maples, Jr., Steve Smith and Gene Nelson. Honorary pallbearers were Joseph Backues, Johnny Sands, Mike Sullivan, Gene Nelson, Dennis Cahill, David Cahill and Raymond Thompson.
 
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Little Flock Baptist Church Building Fund or the Maries County Chapter of the American Cancer Society with envelopes available at the Vienna Office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.
 

Larry F. Ortbals 
Larry F. Ortbals, 71, of Collinsville, IL, a 1957 graduate of Vienna High School, died January 9, 2011.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret, of the home; two sons, Steve and Richard of Houston, Texas; one brother, LeRoy; and one sister, Bertha of St. Louis.

His parents and brothers, Ed, Jerry and Alfred preceded him in death.

Funeral services were conducted by Baue Funeral Home of St. Charles, MO on January 9, 2011. Burial was in the St. Charles Community Cemetery.

Carena Lavera Renkemeyer Duncan
Carena Lavera Duncan, 62, of Vienna, was born March 22, 1939, at Vienna, a daughter of Louis John and Christina C. Ewers Renkemeyer, and died at 12:30 a.m., Wednesday morning, February 20, 2002, at her residence in Vienna. Mrs. Duncan had been in failing health for some time.
 
Mrs. Duncan was united in marriage on February 9, 1957, at Vienna, to John "Jack" Duncan, and to this union four daughters were born.
 
She was preceded in death by her father on August 25, 1987; her mother on December 11, 1994; and one brother, Leander Renkemeyer on May 14, 1951.
 
Carena mostly enjoyed camping while spending time with her grandchildren on the Gasconade River every summer as well as spending family vacations at Sammy Lane Resort in Branson. She also enjoyed spending time outdoors planting flowers, yard work, fishing, boating and just sitting on the front porch reading.
 
From 1970 to 1980 she managed the family business which was the Indian Ford Resort on the Gasconade River east of Vienna. She then was employed at the Vienna Senior Citizens Center and later was a rural mail carrier for the United States Postal Service until her health would no longer permit.
 
Survivors include: Her husband, John "Jack" Duncan of the home in Vienna; four daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and Terry Havens of Vienna, Diana and Steve Deaton of Marshall, Dana and Gary Squires of Vienna and Denise and Patrick Wilkinson of Vienna; one brother, Robert Renkemeyer of Marthasville; six sisters, Mary Ketchum of Theodosia, Imogene Wyss of Vienna, Cyrilla Weider of Brazito, Viola Borgmeyer of Union, Verna Key of Wright City and Norma Logan of Jefferson City; seven grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
 
The family is thankful for her faith, support, courageous strength, and love that she has blessed them with for all these years.
 
Mom, may the Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord makes his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
 
Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday February 22, 2002 in the Vienna United Methodist Church with Rev. Karen Alden, pastor, officiating. The Vienna United Methodist Church Choir sang "Victory In Jesus" and "Thou Art Worthy". Denise Wilkinson sang "There You'll Be". All were accompanied by pianist Beth Clinkenbeard. A taped selection of "There Will Come A Day" was played for the funeral service.
 
Interment was in the Vienna Public Cemetery, under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Active pallbearers were Terry Havens, Steve Deaton, Gary Squires, Patrick Wilkinson, Joshua Deaton, Matthew Havens, Patrick Havens and Rachel Deaton. Honorary pallbearers were Nathan Squires, Noah Squires and Bailey Wilkinson.
 
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Vienna Public Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund or the Leukemia Foundation, with envelopes available at the Vienna Office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.
 
Robert Ray "Bobby" Veasman
Robert Ray "Bobby" Veasman, 66, of St. Robert, formerly of Dixon, was born on December 9, 1938 in Brinktown, a son of Robert and Florence (Rollins) Veasman, and died, Sunday, March 6, 2005, in the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics, Columbia. Mr. Veasman had been ill for one week after being diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Mr. Veasman was preceded in death by his father on April 18, 1969, and his mother on May 5, 1959.

Mr. Veasman was a member of the St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, St. Robert. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge, St. Robert where he helped with their bingo program every Sunday. Mr. Veasman enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and boating. He graducated from Maries R-1 High School, Vienna, in 1957. Mr. Veasman was employed by the Modern IGA, Dixon, then at Fort Leonard Wood Commissary for 26 years and retired in 1991. He then worked at the St. Robert Wal-Mart in the Produce Department until his brief illness. While employed at the Fort Leonard Wood Commissary, Mr. Veasman was named "Installation Employee of hte Year with Disability," in October 1991. He was selwected for this award for his untiring efforts, his willingness to go the etra mile in his job and his thorough knowledge of hte produce operation. It was said by his supervisor that Mr. Veasman was known as "Mr. Dependability" by the Commissary staff. Mr. Veasman also volunteered weekly at the Moose Lodge in Dixon to help raise funds to support the Moose Heart home located near Chicago.

Survivors include: his three sisters, Norma Riddle, Dixon, Rita Eichholz, Brinktonw, and Shirley Wodohodsky, Dixon; nephews, nieces, greatphephews; great-nieces; and many other relatives and friends.

A Prayer service was held for Mr. Veasman at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, 2005 in the Dixon Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes, with Rev. John Schmitz leading.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Mr. Veasman at 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, March 9, 2005, in the Guardian Angels Catholic Church, Brinktown, with Rev. John Schmitz, celebrating the Mass. Lector for the Mas was Todd Eichholz and Ruth Eichholz. Acolytes were Visitation School chidren. During the Offertory Procession, the Gifts were borne to the altar by his sisters, Norma Riddle, Rita Eichholz, and Shirley Wodohodsky. The Guardian Angels Choir sand "Be Not Afraid," "Amazing Grace, " and "How Great Thou Art," for the Mass under the direction of Donna Knapp, choir kirector, and was accompanied by Michelle Bernard, organist.

Interment was in the Guardian Angels Cemetery, Brinktown under the directio of the Dixon Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Pallbearers for Mr. Veasman were Luther Riddle II, Todd Eichholz, Jason Wodohodsky, James Wodohodsky, Ryan Bernard, and Omer Veasman.

Spiritual offerings to be applied for Masses or memorial contributions to the Guardian Angels Cemtery, Brinktown, are suggested with envelopes available at the Dixon Office of hte Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.
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1958 
Sally Jo Baldwin 
Sally Jo Baldwin, 73, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away Monday, November 4, 2013 at Moffett Cancer Center in Tampa.

She was born September 21, 1940 in Danville, Illinois to Max and Edith Baldwin, who preceded her in death.

Sally graduated from Vienna High School in 1958. She went on to graduate from college in Warrensburg in 1962 and received her Masters Degree in 1971 from Appalachian State University, Ashville, North Carolina.

She came to Port Charlotte in 1962 and began her teaching career primarily in physical education in the high school and also junior high.

Sally loved all of the many students she taught and, of course, her seven dogs. 

She is survived by two sisters, Barbara Williams of Port Charlotte, and Sharon (Lewis) Wilson of Meta; one aunt, Peggy Rose of Punta Gorda, Florida; nephews, Greg (Kathy) Williams, Austin, Texas, Jeff (Nance) Williams, Holts Summit, and Mitch Wilson, Iberia; nieces, Tony (Darrell) Davis, Brinktown and Tami Helmig, Meta; Great-nephews, Darrick (Justa) Davis of Lake St. Louis, Darren (Chelsey) Davis, Vienna, Bryan (Crystal) Wilson, Baltimore, MD, Scott (Nikki) Williams, Appleton, WI, Nicholas (Whitney) Williams, Austin, TX, and Tim Radcliff, Rolla; great-nieces, Kristina Davis, Meta, Ashley Helmig, Brinktown, Amy (Jim) Tyler, Russellville, and Jessica (Conor) Kelly, Austin, TX; and three great-great nieces and ten great-great nephews.

A memorial service will he be held at the United Methodist Church in Pork Charlotte at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2013.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Girls Athletic Association, Charlotte High, Punta Gorda, Florida.

Larry Donn Hutson
Larry Donn Hutson, 60, of Vienna, was born on Feb. 20, 1940, near Vienna in Maries County, a son of Ora Leroy and Bonnie Marjorie Dambach Hutson, and departed this life on Saturday, July 15, 2000, as a result of a drowning accident in the Missouri River near Jefferson City.
 
Mr. Hutson was united in marriage on Oct. 17, 1959, at Dixon to the former Miss Marie Francis Null and to this union three daughters were born. He was preceded in death by his father on Oct. 14, 1984.
 
Mr. Hutson was baptized as a young man and was a member of Lambeth Assembly of God Church near Vienna. He loved hunting, fishing, and crossword puzzle books. Mr. Hutson was a carpenter and general laborer in construction; and at the time of his death, he was employed at Florsheim Group, Inc. Distribution Center, Jefferson City, as a warehouse worker.
 
Those left to mourn the passing of Mr. Hutson include: His wife, Marie Hutson of the home near Vienna; three daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia Ann and Ronald Taylor of Jefferson City, Sandra Regina And Brad Bush of California, and Donnetta Marie and Randy Iven of Vienna; his mother, Bonnie Hutson of Vienna; two brothers, Billy Hutson of Vienna, and Edward Hutson of Jefferson City; one sister, Karen Henson of Dixon; four grandchildren, Brian Taylor, Jessica Bush, Heather Iven, and Kelsey Iven; nephews; nieces; and many other relatives and friends.
 
Precious memories of Mr. Hutson will remain in the hearts of his dear family and all who knew and loved him.
 
Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday morning, July 18, 2000, in the Vienna Chapel of ht Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes, with Rev. Tom Dowler, Columbia, officiating. "Light At The River", "Will the Circle Be Unbroken", and "Peace in the Valley" were sung for the service.
 
Interment was in the Vienna Public Cemetery under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Active pallbearers were Aaron Hutson, Mark Henson, Frank Warner, Joe O'Brien, Diz Carver, and Jimmy Daniels. Honorary pallbearers were Derek Hutson, Josh Hutson, and Small Watson.
 
Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the Arthritis Foundation with envelopes available at the Vienna office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.
 
Larry Joe Parker
After high school Joe attended Central MO State University working toward a degree in physical education. After a short time in school he decided this wasn't his cup of tea. He then went into the gravel crushing business with his brother Tom. Joe joined the heavy equipment operators union in Oct. 1960 while in the gravel business. After getting out of the gravel business he worked several locations around the State of Missouri operating heavy equipment. He was elected the Business Agent for this union in Sept. 1974. Joe held this position until Sept 1977, and then accepted a job operating heavy equipment with Danials Construction at the Nuclear Power Plant in Fulton MO. Illness forced Joe to retire in Dec. 1987.

Joe Passed away March 20 1992.

This article was written by: Russ Hayes & Sally (Parker) Goodman.
 
David Jackson Allen

David Jackson Allen, 73, of Vichy,was born on April 4, 1940, at st. James, a son of Elbert Jackson and Eleanor Loraine (Love) Allen, and died Friday, November 1, 2013, in the Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Rolla, after suffering an apparent heart attack at his residence near Vichy.

David was united in marriage on June 9, 1962, at Vienna, to the former Miss Ruth Linda Miller, and to this union, three children were born. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister-in-law, Vicki Allen.

David was a 1958 graduate of Vienna High School; a 1962 graduate of Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg; and in 1964 received a master's degree from Northeast Missouri State University, Kirksville. He was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church, Rolla, and a former member of the Vichy Volunteer Fire Department. For 25 years, David especially enjoyed attending the black powder rendezvous and was a skilled primitive knife maker throughout his life. Other activities he liked were hunting, fishing, traveling, and spending three months in Arizona each year. David was a loving husband and father with the grandchildren being the joy of his life.

Following other employment, David was employed by the University of Missouri, Rolla (now Missouri University of Science and Technology) in 1970. During his 25 years with the university, he had worked in various positions and retired as Director of Admissions and Student Financial Aid in 1995.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Ruth Allen, of the home near Vichy: three children, Kathryn Toomey and husband, Cornelius "Con" of St. Louis, Mark Allen and wife, Denitza of St. Louis, and Kerry Allen of Vichy: three grandchildren, Amelia Toomey, Jackson Allen, and Katrin Allen: one brother, Robert Allen, Rolla: other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services were conducted at 10:00a.m., on Tuesday, November 5,2013, in the First Baptist Church, Rolla, with· Pastor Bob Johnston officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Mark Allen, Jackson Allen, Robert Allen, Don Allen, Neil Snodgrass, Carney Pace,Neil Fields,Jim Tayon, Charlie McCain, Lloyd Workman, and Glen Haddock. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.

Memorial contributions are suggested by David's family to First Baptist Church, Rolla, with envelopes available at the Vienna Office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.

Online condolences may be shared with David's family at www.birmingham-martinfuneralhomes.com.

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1959 
Mattie Lou Doyle Honse 
(November 18, 1941 - February 1, 2018)

Mattie Lou Honse, of Vienna, was born on November 18, 1941, in Maries County, the daughter of James Eugene “Gene” and Dorothy Odelia (Gillispie) Doyel, and departed this life at 2:14 p.m., on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at the residence of her son near Vienna. She had been in failing health for some time and had attained the age of 76 years, 2 months, and 11 days.

Mattie was united in marriage on July 12, 1958, at Little Flock Baptist Church, near Vienna, to Carl Gerald Honse, and to this union, four sons were born. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald, on June 1, 2000; a daughter-in-law, Jeanette (Fulton) Honse on October 19, 2015; her father, Gene, on August 19, 1970; and her mother, Dorothy, on February 10, 1992.

Mattie had accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Personal Savior at the age of 11 and had followed her Lord in baptism at Little Flock where her family attended and was a 1959 graduate of the Vienna High School. At the time of her passing, she was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Vienna and had been a Sunday school teacher starting at the age of 17 and continued to teach somewhere, either Sunday morning, Sunday night or Wednesday night until 2010; a member of the church choir; a worker in the Kids Club program of the church; a worker in the Vacation Bible School program of the church; a coach of the youth and children’s Bible drill program of the church for twenty years; a leader and worker in the Women’s Missionary Union of the church, and had served as Messenger for the church at the Gasconade Valley Baptist Association annual meeting for several years.

In 2000, following the death of her husband, Mattie finished out the unexpired term of her husband, Gerald, on the Executive Board of the Gasconade Valley Baptist Association and continued to serve on the board until 2010. She had done missionary work for both the youth camp and the children’s camp programs of the Gasconade Valley Baptist Association at their camp facility near Bland, and along with her husband, Gerald, was a member of the Missouri Baptist Convention Campers on Mission and Missourians on Mission programs helping to build, remodel, or maintain church buildings all over the United States. Mattie had made two trips to Prague, Czech Republic, as a childcare volunteer for children of missionaries serving in countries across Central and Eastern Europe. She had been a volunteer worker at the Maries County Fair for a number of years as well as serving on the Fair Board and had won numerous awards for her entries of hand crafted items at the fair.

A full time homemaker, Mattie was a devoted mother of her children and caretaker of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mattie especially enjoyed crocheting, knitting, quilting and crafting items for residents of the Missouri Baptist Home for the Aged, the Missouri Baptist Crisis Center, and the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home. Mattie Lou’s caring attitude for others is an example for all of us to follow.

Those left to mourn the passing of Mattie include: Her sons, Jerry Eugene Honse and wife, Martha, of Affton; Larry Wayne Honse of Vienna; Garry Carl Honse and wife, Sherry, of Dixon; and Thomas Dean Honse of Vienna; her grandchildren, Timothy Eugene Honse and wife, Trinity, of Kansas City, Susan Jane Honse of Affton, Allison Sarah McManus and husband, Jeff, of St. Louis, Ashley Nicole Rodreguz of Rolla, Jessica Dawn McKinnon and husband, J.T., of Vienna, Lucas Ryan Honse of Bevier, Missouri, Matthew Joshua Honse and wife, Katie, of Dixon, and Makayla Elaine Honse of Dixon; her step-grandchildren, Jeremy Andrew Sharp of Dixon, Michael Allen Dill of Bevier, Missouri, and Sarah Marie Cottrel of Salem; her sixteen great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Memorial contributions in memory of Mattie Lou Honse are suggested by her family to Vienna First Baptist Church Building Fund or the Missourians on Mission Program with envelopes available at the funeral home, at the church or in care of Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 250, Vienna, Missouri 65582.

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