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1970 
Judy Helton Malone
Ms. Judy M. Malone, 53, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at the Capital Region Medical Center.
 
Ms. Malone was born August 16, 1952 in Iberia, Mo. the daughter of Carlos and Jane Brumble Helton. Her father, Carlos Helton survives in Iberia.
 
A lifelong resident of the Central Missouri area, Ms. Malone graduated from Vienna High School, Vienna, Mo. She graduated from Lincoln University with a B.S. in Business Management and from Fontbonne College in St. Louis, Mo. with a Masters in Marketing.
 
Ms. Malone was employed with the state of Missouri for many years and lateer as a Flight Attendant with Trans World Airlines.
 
Other survivors include: three daughters: Monica David of Fulton, Mo., Allison Malone of Springfield, Mo., and Amanda Pearson and her husband Tomie of Vienna, Mo., one sister, Marilyn Degenhardt and her husband Dewey of Jefferson City; Mo., three half sisters, Cindy Hilkemeyer of Freeburg, Mo, Sally Helton of Vienna, Mo., and Carol Helton of Marshall, Mo., two half brothers, Bill Helton of Iberia, Mo., and Joe Helton of Iberia, Mo., one step brother, Steve Heyer of Jefferson City, Mo., four grandchildren: Blake David, Alexis Emery, Daniel Pearson, and Fineas Jude Howser, Two nieces: Jennifer Degenhardt and Dawn Degenhardt.
 
After resting in the Freeman Mortuary, Jefferson City, Thursday evening, December 22, 2005 funeral services were conducted at 11:00, a.m., Friday, December 23, 2005, in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes, with Rev. Mark Dumas officiating.
 
Interment was in the Wheeler Cemetery near Dixon, under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Pallbearers for Ms. Malone were Steven Nichols, Harland Ross, Al Myers, Jim Logan, Bill Helton, Joe Helton, John Yeager, and Dewey Degenhardt.
 
Memorials are suggested to the Salvation Army with envelopes available at the Vienna Office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.
 

Timothy A. Perham

Timothy A. Perham (May 19, 1960 - August 12, 2014) Timothy A. Perham, 54, Lake Mills, passed away on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at the Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Center in Johnson Creek. He was born on May 19, 1960, the son of the late Douglas and Diana (Severson) Perham.

He had been employed as a maintenance electrician at Trek Bicycle in Waterloo.

He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, and camping at the Indian Trails Campground.

He had bowled for area leagues for 11 years.

He loved his dog, a silky terrier named “Gilligan”.

Survivors include his two brothers, Douglas (MinDea) Perham of Roswell, NM, Dana Perham of Johnson Creek; two sisters, Kim (Dan) Schueler of Cambridge, Tina (Michael) Mitchell of Fort Atkinson; special aunt and uncle, Jayne (Allen) Severson of Lake Mills; special cousins, Tanya (Fred) Frey, Allen Severson, Jr., both of Lake Mills; other relatives and friends.

Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at the Claussen Funeral Home in Lake Mills with Rev. Bruce Nelson officiating.

Visitation will be after 3 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home until the time of services.

Burial will be in Hoffman Cemetery in Rome, WI.

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1971 

Emily Sue Hilke
Emily Sue Hilke, 18, a 1971 graduate of Maries R-1 high school in Vienna was pronounced dead on arrival at a Washington Hospital after a head on collision at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, April 2, 1972 on Highway 50, a mile east of Route C in Franklin County. She was returning to Jefferson City where she was employed and had an apartment after visiting with her mother who recently moved to Leslie from Vienna.

According to the highway patrol, one wheel of Miss Hilke's 1972 Volkswagen left the road as she was rounding a left curve. In bringing the wheel back onto the road, the car came back to suddenly and crossed the center line where it struck an oncoming car head on.

The other car was driven by William F. Bossman, 40, Rt. 2, Hermann, who received abrasions of the forehead and laceration of the chin. A passenger in his car, Vernon A. Grotewiel, 52, of Hermann, received a lacerated scalp. A third automobile, following behind Bossman, was damaged but the driver, Della F. Hey, 26, Mineral Point, was not injured.

Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Ella Fritzmeyer, four brothers, John Hilke, of Freeburg, Henry Hilke, of Jefferson City, and Daniel and James Hilke, both of St. Louis; five sisters, Mrs. Walter Stratman, Rolla, Mrs. Henry Kloeppel, St. Ann, Mrs. Jerome Willibrand and Mrs. John Backes, both of Jefferson City, and Ms. Patricia Hilke, Vienna.

Miss Hilke was born July 17, 1953 and was employed as a clerk typist by the State Highway Patrol.

The funeral was held Wednesday from Visitation Catholic Church in Vienna with the Rev. Jerome Bestgen officiating and burial was in the parish cemetery. Arrangements by Birmingham Funeral Home.


Diana Rowden Neal

 

Diana Lynn (Rowden) Neal, 58, of Vienna, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2011,at her home. She was born in Crocker on February 22,1953, daughter of the late Carl and Rosa (Dake) Rowden. On September 25, 1971,in the Faith Tabernacle Church, Diana was united in marriage to Larry Edmond Neal, who survives at the home.

Diana was a 1971 Graduate of Vienna High School. She was employed at the Department of Corrections and the Department of Health for many years. She enjoyed music and spending time with her grandchildren. Diana was a member and pastor's wife of the Mason Ridge Community Church. She was a mother to many and a friend to all.

She is also survived by three daughters, Angela Donnette Robertson and husband Steve of Brumley, Marinda Danielle Patton and husband Ross of Vienna, and Anita Lynn Harrison and husband Jason of Brumley; six grandchildren, Jebediah Robertson, Isaiah Robertson, Braeden Patton, Alayna Patton, Jaelyn Harrison, and Blake Harrison; two brothers, Rick Rowden of Meta and Kerry Rowden of Vienna; two sisters, Glenda Roark and Carla Maylee both of Imperial.

Services were held Sunday, April 17, 2011, at Fancher-Rekus Funeral Home in Iberia. Rev. Manuel Seaton officiated. Interment was in Brays Cemetery near Iberia.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Compassion International, a child sponsorship program with the motto "Releasing Children From Poverty in Jesus Name."


 

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1972 
Isaac "Ike" Blankenship
Isaac "Ike" Blankenship, 61, of Jefferson City, died Monday, March 23, 2015, at his residence. Survivors include: his wife, Betty Blankenship; two sons, Brian Blankenship and Matthew Blankenship; one step-son, William Jackson; two step-daughters, Jennifer Lee and Tammy Jackson; three brothers; four sisters; 10 step-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren. Visitation was from 9-11 a.m., Thursday, March 26, 2015, in the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home, Vienna, followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment with full military honors was in the Vienna Public Cemetery.
Roger Dean Bullock
Roger Dean Bullock, 27, of Vienna, was born July 16, 1954 at St. Louis, and died August 10, 1981 as a result of injuries sustained in a tractor accident on his farm.

His parents, Noel "Bob" and Helen Nelson Bullock survive at Vienna. On August 2, 1975, he was married at Vienna to Marsha Beth John, who survives at the home.

He was a member of the Vienna United Methodist Church and the Vienna City Council.

He was employed by the Mo State Highway and Transportation Dept. as a maintenance worker.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Laura Beth Bullock and Rachel Lynn Bullock, both of the home; three brothers, Kevin Bullock, Dennis Bullock and Eric Bullock, all of Vienna; one sister, Mrs. Beth Hollis, Vienna; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Minnie Bullock, Vienna; paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Harriet Trogdon, Vienna; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Beda Nelson, Dixon.

Burial was in Kenner Cemetery at Dixon.
 
Darrell Eugene Hayes
Darrell Eugene Hayes, 28, Vienna, died Thursday, March 3, 1983, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident south of Vienna.

He was born November 6, 1954, at Vienna, the son of Wesley Eugene and Velma Ruth Snodgrass Hayes, both of whom survive at Vienna. He was married September 27, 1980, to Debra Ann James, who survives at the home.

Darrell was a member of the Air National Guard, St. Louis for the past eight years. He attained the rank of Master Sergeant and served as a radar technician.
Other survivors include; a daughter, Melissa Hayes, Vienna, three brothers, Rocky Hayes, Michael Hayes and Ryan Hayes, all of Vienna; three sisters, Mrs. Becky James, Miss Susan Hayes and Miss Robin Hayes, all of Vienna; maternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs. Ted Snodgrass, Vienna.

Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church, Vienna, with the Rev. Frank Huskey and the Rev. Clyde Hendricks officiating. Burial was in the Kenner Cemetery near Dixon.
 
James Eugene "Gene" Helms
James Eugene "Gene" Helms, 51, of Vienna, was born June 12, 1953, at St. Louis, a son of Francis Marvin and Lucy Lurene Parker Helms, and died Friday, March 11, 2005, at St. Mary's Health Center, Jefferson City. Gene had been in failing health for some time.

Gene was preceded in death by his father on July 3, 1000, and one sister, Dana Jean Helms on October 7, 1952.

He was a member of the Vienna United Methodist Church, and was a deputy sheriff and dispatcher for the Maries County Sheriff's Department as long as his health permitted.

Survivors include: his mother, Lucy Helms, Vienna; one sister, Thelma Conner and husband David, Ashland; two nephews, James Kinworthy and wife Julie, Columbia; and Michael Conner and wife Debbra, Hartsburg; one niece, Angela Thompson and husband Robert, of Clark; two great nephews, Rafe Patrick Kinworthy and Caleb Michael Conner; one great niece, Sarah Lynn Thompson; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted for Gene at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 14, 2005, in the Vienna United Methodist Church, with Karen Alden, pastor, and Mr. Pat Masek, Wardsville, officiating. The Rowden Family sang "Go Rest High On That Mountain" and "Fallen Leaves," and the Vienna United Methodist Church Choir members sang "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" and "Sweet Hour of Prayer" 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 for Gene were Michael Conner, James Kinworthy, Robert Thompson, Herb Adkins, Paul Greer, and Bryan Thompson. Honorary pallbearers were Hursel Hayes, Harold Hayes, Stanley Hayes, Jim Hayes, Jim Parker, John Roberson, Larry Bilyeu and Doug Dowler.

Memorials are suggested to the Vienna United Methodist Church with envelopes available at the Vienna Office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.
 
Rhonda Jan James
Rhonda Jan James, 13 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Berthal James of Vienna, was injured fatally in an auto accident August 21, 1968. The accident occurred on Hwy 42, about a mile and a half east of Vienna, and three other passengers in the vehicle, her sister, Doris and Gary Burgess, driver of the vehicle and Bruce Dreysdale, escaped injuries.

Rhonda was born December 4, 1954 and was a student at Maries R-1 school. She is survived by her parents, one brother, Wayne James of the home and three sisters, Miss Doris James of the home and Mrs. Carol Miller of High Ridge and Mrs. Elaine Volmert of St. Louis, and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Austin Terry of Vienna.

Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church in Vienna Saturday with Re. Floyd Kolb officiating.Burial was in the James Cemetery.

Rhonda was a lover of animals and someday wanted to be a veterinarian.
Daniel R. Kleffner
Daniel R. Kleffner, 43, Loose Creek, died Sunday, January 18, 1998 at his residence. He was born March 30, 1954, in Brinktown, a son of Tony and Viola Irvin Kleffner, who both survive. He was married August 18, 1973, in Loose Creek, to Sandy Ruettgers Kleffner, who survives at the home.

He was a member of the Immaculte Conception Church in Loose Creek. He was owner and operator of Dan's Marine in Loose Creek.

Other survivors include two sons, Doug A. Kleffner, Loose Creek, and Curtis L. Kleffner of the home; one daughter, Cindy Kleffner of the home; two sisters, Linda Goeller, St. Elizabeth, and Patricia Brown, Affton.

Service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Church in Loose Creek, with the Rev. Richard Cronin officiating. Burial will follow at Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery in Loose Creek.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Morton Funeral Home in Linn, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
Bettie Jo Moon Besche
Bettie Jo Besche, 41, Russellville, died Wednesday, January 10, 1996, at St. Marys Health Center.

She was born June 13, 1954, in Vienna, a daughter of Wright "Dee Dee" and Lena Reed Moon. Her mother survives in Russellville.

A Vienna High School graduate, she was employed by the C & C Stop Spot, Russellville.

Other survivors include: three sons, Jason Besche, Bryce Besche, and Danniel Rockelman, all of Russellville; three brothers, Tim Moon and Bill Moon, both of Vienna, and Johnny Moon, Holts Summit; six sisters, Anna Sloan and Sharon Carr, both of the state of Colorado, Bonnie Green, Hannibal, Carol Bolinger, Jefferson City Jennie Smith, Lohman, and Patty Kile, state of Georgia, and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Weber & Sons Funeral Home, Russellville. The Rev. Mike Hearst will officiate. Burial will be in the Rader Cemetery, Vienna.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today.
 
Jerri Rae Olajos Overlease
Jerri Rae Olajos Overlease, 60, of Rolla, formerly of Dixon, passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Dixon Nursing and Rehab. She was born February 4, 1954, in Fort Rucker, Alabama, to James and Valeria Olajos. She was united in marriage to Jerry Leroy Overlease on April 5, 1995. She was preceded in death by her parents and her nephew Damon Struemph. Jerri made a career as the Divisional Director of Operations for Advance America Cash Advance Centers, Inc. for 12 years. Jerri received multiple distinguished honors while working with this company, most recently in March 2012, she was named DDO of the year. Jerri is survived by her husband Jerry, of the home; two children, James Sherrell of Dixon, and Jennifer Bremer and her husband John, of Dixon; mother-in-law, Nola Overlease, Rolla; three sisters, Jamey Colston and her husband Clyde, Rossville, Tennessee, Jackie Clark Weber and her husband Steve, Fayetteville, Tennessee, and Patricia Struemph, Jefferson City; brother-in-law, Dave Overlease, Rolla; three nieces and one nephew, Stephanie Roam, Dixon, Olivia Hodges, Como, Mississippi, Jarret Struemph, Vienna, and Leslie Colston, Rossville, Tennessee. A private family viewing was held at James and Gahr Mortuary, Rolla, on April 3, 2014.
Victor Arthur Pierce
Victor Arthur Pierce, 56, Vienna, passed away Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, in Vienna. He was born on Apr. 7, 1954, in Salzburg, Austria, a son of Vernon Clare and Tsuruko (Ann) Mimeno Pierce. Mr. Pierce was united in marriage on June 29, 2006, at Lamar, to Mary Evelyn Carter Honse. He was a 1972 graduate of Vienna High School. Victor had most recently worked in the mailroom for the Missouri Department of Revenue. He was employed by Weidinger Chevrolet for many years, co-owner of the Collision Center in Vienna until it was destroyed by fire, and a farmer. Victor will be greatly missed by his wife, Mary Pierce and his daughter, Ariel Ann Pierce, both of the home near Vienna. Other left to mourn him include: four step-sons, Joseph Honse and wife Ginger, Bentonville, Arkansas, John Honse and wife Angela, Chesterfield, Zachary Honse, Vienna, and Levon Ingram, Austin, Texas; one brother, Jeffrey Pierce, Spokane, Washington; two step-sisters, Naomi Mayekawa, Overland Park, Kansas and Beverly Marchione, Burbank, California; and two grandchildren. His parents preceded him in death. A memorial service was held for Mr. Pierce at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 5, 2011, in the First Baptist Church, Vienna, with Joe Honse officiating. Interment was in the Vienna Public Cemetery.
Ronald Russell
Ronald Russell, 57, of Barnett, Missouri, passed away early Monday morning February 7, 2011, at the Eldon Nursing and Rehab. On December 23, 1953, he was born in Vienna, Missouri, to Herman and Golda Copeland Russell. His mother survives. On December 29, 1971, he was married in Penoche, Nevada, to Bonnie Lewis who survives of the home. Other survivors include two sons, Scott Russell and his wife, Sara, of Jerome, and Chris Russell and his wife Lindsay of Barnett; seven grandchildren; one sister, Laverne Haller of Freeburg; and one brother, Jim Russell of Freeburg. He was preceded in death by his father, one son, Jerry Russell, and one brother, Leonard Russell. Ronald was a member of the First Baptist Church of Eldon. Visitation was held Wednesday, February 9, 2011, at Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon. Funeral services were on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at the First Baptist Church with Rev. David White officiating. Interment followed at the Breeding Cemetery in Freeburg, Missouri.
Clarence Richard Viessman
Funeral services for Clarence Richard Viessman, 17 of Vienna, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, at the Holy Family Church, Brinktown, with the Rev. Bernard H. Mers officiating.

Mr. Viessman died Saturday, May 20, 1972, four days after his high school graduation, of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident.

He was born August 24, 1954, in Granite City, Illinois, the son of Clarence and Lelia Goodman Viessman, who both survive.

Other survivors include: two brothers, Randall Paul Viessman, Granite City, IL., and Hiriam Leonard Viessman, Vienna; two sisters, Mrs. Lavonia Virginia Howard, East St. Louis, IL., and Mrs. Diana Faye Woods, Caseyville, IL.

Burial was in Brinktown.
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1973 
Troy Carolos Burns
Troy Carolos Burns, 41, of St. Thomas, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1996, at his home. He was born in Jefferson City on June 11, 1955, a son of Carlos and Evelyn (Grosvenor) Burns. His mother survives in St. Elizabeth. His father preceded him in death on May 4, 1996.
 
Other survivors include: two sons, Lance Burns of St. Thomas and Tory Burns of Jefferson City; one daughter, Tiffany Burns of Jefferson City; and one grandson, Chase Burns of San Bernardino, Calif.
 
He was preceded in death by a brother, Ewald Burns on May 15, 1965.
 

Services were held Saturday at Rekus Funeral Home I Meta Evangelist Doug Hawkins officiated. Interment was in Southside Cemetery in Meta.

 


Anna Buschmann

Anna Jane Buschmann, 51, of Vienna, was born September 5, 1955, a daughter of Andrew Joseph and Virginia Ruth (Parker) Buschmann, and departed this life at 2:07 P.M., Saturday, May 12, 2007, in Capital Region Medical Center, Jefferson City. Anna had been ill with cancer since December of 2006.

 

Anna Jane was preceded in death by her father on May 13, 1993; one brother, Michael Andrew Buschmann on January 5, 1999; one sister, Elizabeth Louise "Betty" Renkemeyer on March 26, 2004; and great-nephews and niece, Elijah, Chase and Cynthia Sneller in 2006.

 

Anna Jane was a member of the Visitation Catholic Church, Vienna, and was a 1973 graduate of Maries R-1 High School, Vienna. After graduation she was employed by ABB Corporation, Jefferson City as a paint line operator for 33 years.

 

Those left to mourn the passing of Anna Jane include: her mother, Virginia Buschmann, Vienna; her speical friend, David Lansford, Linn; two sisters, three brothers-in-law, and one sister-in-law, Carma and Jake Wegman, Freeburg; Donna and Duane VanScoy, Vienna; Bob Renkemeyer, Dutzow; and DeAnn Buschmann, Vienna; nephews and nieces, Jon and Lisa Wegman, Justin Wegman, Jared Wegman, Scott and Kelley Renkemeyer, Joe and Kelly Renkemeyer, Heather and Mike Sneller, Kate Renkemeyer, Jimmy and Dana Buschmann, Taylor VanScoy, Clair VanScoy, and Bayrd VanScoy; great-nephews and nieces, Austin Wegman, Ryleigh Wegman, Lydia Renkemeyer, Ethan Renkemeyer, Tanner Sneller, Elizabeth Sneller, Patrick Hawkins, and Andrew Buschmann; and many other relatives and friends.

 

A Prayer Service was held for Anna Jane at 7:30 P.M., on Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes, with Rev. Dennis Zacheis, leading.

 

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Anna Jane at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, May 16, 2007, in the Visitation Catholic Church, Vienna, with Rev. Dennis Zacheis, Sullivan, and Msgr. Marion Makarewicz, concelebrating the Mass. Lectors for the Mass were Taylor VanScoy and Kate Renkemeyer. Eucharistic Ministers were Carma Wegman and Lawrence Buschmann; and Acolytes were Elizabeth Brundick, Emma Schiermeir, Danielle Hayes, and Kelly Tappel. During the Offertory Proceession, the Gifts were borne to the altar by Pam Zika and Claire VanScoy. The visitation Church Choir sang, appropriate Catholic selections accompanied by organist, Mrs. Gloria Brunnert. Cremation followed the funeral services.

 

Active pallbearers for Ann Jane were Gary Hollis, Gary Wyss, Charlie Oberkrom, Mike Zika, Terry Shanks, and Brian Auten. Honorary pallbearers were her great nephew and nieces and Claire and Bayrd VanScoy.

 

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to the wishes of the family with envelopes available at the Vienna office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.

 

Billy Lee Doyel

William Lee Doyel, 30, of Dixon, better known as "Billy Lee' was born in Kansas City, Missouri July 19, 1955, the son of William and Eula Stokes Doyel, and died in the University of Missouri Hospital in columbia May 3, 1986.

 

He is survived by his mother, Eula doyel of the home; three daughters, Tina Lynn, Angela Lee and Tonya Renee; one brother Larry Doyel of Pacific; and two sisters, Kathie Kitchens and Joanna Doyel of Holts Summit.

 

He was preceded in death by his Father, William Doyel on May 11, 1981.

 

He graduated from Vienna High School in 1973. He was working for Mitchell Construction at the time of his death.

 

Funeral Mass was prayed in the Guardian Angel Church in Brinktown Tuesday, May 6, 1986 at 11 a.m. with Father Joseph Boland officiating. Burial followed in the Guardian Angel church Cemetery. Serving as his pallbearers were William Bauer, Ronnie Bauer, Eddie Joe Bauer, Danny Rollins, Troy Stokes and Robbie Baker. Rosary was prayed Monday, at 7:30 p.m. in the Long Funeral Chapel of Dixon.

 


Sarah E. "Sally" Eads Jones

Mrs. Sarah E. (Sally) Jones, 34, of Holts Summit died Monday, Oct. 30, 1989 at the University of Missouri hospital in Columbia, following a lengthy illness.
 
She was born January 5, 1955 at Vienna, the daughter of Billie Jean Eads, who preceded her in death.
 
Mrs. Jones was married March 9, 1974 at Cedar City to Jeffery L. Jones, who survives at home.
 
She was a life long resident of the Central Missouri area and a 1973 graduate of the Vienna High School.
 
Mrs. Jones was employed at Westinghouse in 1973 until the time of her death. She was a member of the Little Flock Baptist Church near Vienna.
 
Survivors include one son, Zachariah W. Jones of the home; one daughter, Shannon M. Jones, of the home; and one aunt, Mrs. Brenda Tremain of Maryland Heights.
 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11 at Little Flock Baptist Church near Vienna with the Rev. Howard Opperman officiating.
 
Interment will be at Freeman Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and at the Little Flock Baptist Church Thursday morning from 10:00 to 11 a.m.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
 
Michael Lawrence Renkemeyer
Michael Lawrence Renkemeyer, of Vienna, was born on June 10, 1955, at Vienna, the son of Victor John and Mabel Marie (Brandel) Renkemeyer, and departed this life at 10:25 p.m., on Sunday, August 6, 2017, in the Ashland Health Care Center, Ashland, Missouri. Mike had attained the age of 62 years, 1 month, and 27 days.

Mike was a graduate of the Visitation Inter-Parish School and the Maries R-1 High School, both in Vienna, and while in high school, was a class officer for three years and lettered in track and baseball. Following high school, he attended the University of Missouri-Columbia from 1973-1977 obtaining a Degree in Agriculture. Mike made the Dean’s list for two years and joined the Phi Epsilon Fraternity holding many prestigious positions while a member. He was a member of the Visitation Catholic Church and belonged to the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 4340, both in Vienna.

During his working life, Mike had been employed by the Maries County Livestock Association and the Play-Mor Trailers, Inc., Westphalia, as well as assisting his father on the family farm with the production of beef, hogs, hay, grain, fescue seed and the servicing and maintenance of equipment. Mike enjoyed snow skiing, trail riding to Brinktown, BBQ with friends, playing poker and pitch and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Rams fan.

Those left to mourn the passing of Michael include: His father, Victor Renkemeyer, of Vienna; his half-brother, Harold Wansing, of Park Hills; uncles; aunts; cousins; and numerous other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mabel, on July 5, 2010; and his half-sister, Beatrice Margaret Wansing, on April 25, 2003.

Memorial contributions to the Visitation Catholic Cemetery or spiritual offerings to be applied for Masses are suggested by the family with envelopes available at the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home in Vienna.

Emory Clinton Williams
Emory Clinton Williams, 14, of Meta, drowned Wednesday night, August 21, 1968, in the Osage River while trying to retrieve a boat from the river.

The accident occurred near the mouth of the Tavern River. He was on a sand bar with the boat when the boat floated into the river, according to the Highway Patrol.

The body was recovered by Norbert Dicknite about 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Emory was born March 26, 1954, in Maries County, the son of Herbert and Rosetta Wagner Williams. His parents survive.

Other survivors include: four brothers, Steve Willaims, John Williams, Otto Williams and Irb Williams all of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Darlene Bland and Mrs. Annabelle Thompson, both of Vienna. He was a student at Maries R-1.

Funeral services were held Friday at the Rader Methodist Church near Vienna. The Rev. Travis John and the Rev. Frank Loudenslager officiated.

Burial was in the church cemetery.
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1974 
Louise Catherine Schwartze Stratman
Louise Catherine Stratman, 50, of Argyle, was born on June 8, 1956, at Jefferson City, a daughter of Theodore Anton and Matilda Theresa (Libbert) Schwartze, and departed this life Wednesday May 2, 2007, at her residence in Argyle. Mrs. Stratman had been battling cancer since March 2005.

Mrs. Stratman was united in marriage on May 3, 1975, at Argyle to Richard Clarence Stratman, and to this union four daughters were born. She was preceded in death by her father and mother in-law, Leo and Mary Stratman; one sister-in-law, Gerry Stratman; one brother-inlaw Michael Lucey; and two nephews, Brian and Joshua Sratman.

Mrs. Stratman was a member of the St. Aloysius Catholic Church. She was the assistant bank manager of the Maries County Bank Argyle Branch, a talented cake decorator in addition to being a devoted wife, mom and grandma. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, working outside and all her many crafts.

Those left to mourn the passing of Mrs. Stratman include, her husband, Richard Stratman, of the home in Argyle; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Angie and Keith Thompson, Argyle; Dr. Rachel C. Stratman, Vienna; Amanda and Stephen Alpaugh, Argyle and LeAnn Stratman of Argyle; three grandchildren, Megan, Emily and Brooke Thompson; her parents, Ted and Tillie Schwartze, Argyle; three brothers and sisters-in-law Donnie and Shanda Schwartze, Darryl and Paula Schwartze, Gerald and Darla Schwartze all of Argyle; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Eileen and Fred Luebbert, Koeltztown; Alice and Wayne James, Vienna; Betty and Don Yanskey, St. Martins; and Norma and Jim Malone, Jefferson City; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Precious memories of Louise will long be remembered in the hearts of her dear family and all who knew and loved her.

A Prayer Service was held for Mrs. Stratman at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening May 4, 2007 in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes with Msgr. Marion Makarewicz leading. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Mrs. Stratman at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2007 in the St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Argyle with Msgr. Marion Makarewicz, pastor celebrating. Lectors for the mass were Georgina Hayes and Leonard Reinkemeyer. Eucharistic Ministers were Beth Stratman, Cindy Ewers and Joan Stratman. Acolytes were Ashley Schwartze, Makayla James, Olivia Schwartze and Christine Brunnert. The Prayers of Petition were read by Norma Malone and Betty Yanskey. The gifts were born to the altar by her godchildren, Cindy Rehmeier, Joe Steuber, Holly Schwartze and Jena Schwartze. Marian Flieschmann and Brenda Weidinger sang accompanied by Joseph Weidinger, organist.

Interment was in the St. Aloysius Cemetery, Argyle under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Pallbearers for Mrs. Stratman were Andrew Stratman, Chris James, Brian Schwartze, Andy Schwartze, Kevin Schwartze, Jacob Schwartze and Derek Schwartze. Honorary Pallbearers were Donnie Schwartze, Darryl Schwartze, Gerald Schwartze, Leo Stratman, Henry Stratman and Butch Stratman.

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to the wishes of the family with envelopes available at the Vienna office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.
 
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1975 
Terry Lee Hollis
Funeral services were held July 27, 1981 for Terry Lee Hollis, 23, Vienna, who died as a result of an auto accident July 24, 1981. Services were held at Vienna United Methodist Church with the Rev. Terry Gallamore officiating.

Terry was born October 29, 1957, at Vienna, a son of Willard Joseph and F. Fay Barnhart Hollis. His parents survive at Vienna. On June 21, 1980, he was married at Vienna to Cynthia Ann Curtis, who survives at the home.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Jessica Rachel Hollis of the home; two brothers, Larry Hollis and Gary Hollis, both of Vienna; and five sisters, Sharon Hollis and Lisa Hollis, both of Vienna, Mrs. Beverly Buschmann, Fenton, Mrs. Linda Armstrong, Jefferson City and Deborah Hollis, Wichita, KS.

Burial, under the direction of Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home in Vienna, was in Vienna Cemetery.
 

Teresa Lynn Terry Happle
Teresa Lynn Happle
May 13, 1957 to April 22, 2009

Teresa Lynn Happle passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at her home in rural St. James, Missouri. She was 51 years, 11 months and 9 days of age.

Teresa Happle was born on May 13, 1957 to her parents: Lloyd and Louise (Bailey) Terry in Fort Ord, California. She was united in marriage to Eric Happle on September 10, 1983 in St. James, Missouri.

Teresa's quote: I believe you have to be the same person everywhere. She loved spending time with her grandkids: Jamie and Jake. She enjoyed the outside doing gardening. She loved to cook, collect Coca Cola cans and Hershey's cans, talking to people and just enjoying life. If there was someone Teresa didn't know she would call them Hon or Sweetie. She was a sweetheart to everyone even if she didn't know them. She loved her kids very much. Teresa and her daughter, Casey enjoyed spending time together, going shopping, out to eat, cooking and working together. Her son, Devin she loved seeing him when he came down to visit and talking on the phone. She loved both of her kids very, very much. She got her baby boy and baby girl like she wanted. Teresa loved all of her grandkids and she spoiled them rotten. She made sure she had everything from clothes to candy. Everyday she would call and check up on her grandkids because her grandkids meant the world to her. Eric and Teresa enjoyed spending time together driving around in the countryside, working outside together, being together all the time; and babysitting their grandkids.

Teresa Happle is survived by her husband of the home: Eric Happel of St. James, Missouri; one son: Devin Klossner of Chamois, Mo.; one daughter: Casey Hoevel and husband Mitchell of Rolla, Missouri; father: Lloyd Terry of Vienna, Missouri; six brothers: Bill Cook and Donnie Cook of Cuba, Missouri; Gary Cook of Salem, Missouri; Mitch Terry of Vienna, Missouri; Mike and Lanny Terry of Rolla, Missouri; two sisters: Marilyn Boyce of Branson, Missouri; and Mary Snethren of West Plains, Missouri; and three grandchildren: Jamie and Jake Hoevel of Rolla, Missouri; Blayden Klossner of Licking, Missouri; a host of family and friends. Teresa will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Teresa Happle is preceded in death by her mother: Louise (Bailey) Terry and first husband Randy Klossner who passed away on November 25, 1981.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Services Visitation will be from 5 - 8 PM on Friday, April 24, 2009 at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in St. James, Missouri.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in St. James, Missouri at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 25, 2009 with Karen Alden of the Vienna United Methodist Church officiating. Pallbearers will be Gary Cook, Donnie Cook, Bill Cook, Mitch Terry, Lanny Terry, and Mike Terry. Hymns, Go Rest High On That Mountain and What A Friend We Have In Jesus were provided by Lori Garver, Vocalist with Connie Rhea at the organ. Burial will be in the family plot in the Vienna Community Cemetery in Vienna, Missouri.

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

 

Ricky Allen Terwilliger
Ricky Allen Terwilliger, 49, of Vienna, was born on December 5, 1955, a son of Donald Allen and Pearl Jean (Terry) Terwilliger, and died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, at his residence in Vienna.

Ricky was preceded in death by his parents, his paternal grandparents, Iva and Bertha (Clark) Terwilliger, his aunt, Carlene Jenkins, St. Louis and his maternal grandfather, Lester Terry.

Ricky was employed at Capital Installers, Jefferson City, and was previously employed at Quaker Window Products Company, Freeburg.

Survivors include: one brother, Bruce Terwilliger, Vienna; two half-brothers, Tim Terwilliger, St. Louis, and Donald Terwilliger, Jr., Florida; one half-sister, Patty Kaiser, St. Louis; sisters-in-law Mary Ann Wright, Fl., and Denise Woloscyn, Fl.; stepmother, Dee (Terwilliger) Clark, Columbia, MO.; maternal grandmother, Winifred Terry, Vienna; uncles, Dallas Terwilliger, Eldon, Mo., and Harold Terry, Vienna; and aunts, Nadene Unell, Fl., and Alma Raines, Vienna; and many cousins, nephews and nieces.

Funeral services were conducted for Ricky at 12:00 noon, on Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home, with Rev. Karen Alden, Vienna United Methodist Church, officiating. Two songs, "Amazing Grace" and "What A Day It Will Be," were sung by Jama Kelley at the funeral service.

Interment was in the Vienna Cemetery, under the direction of hte Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Pallbearers for Ricky were L.A. Noblette, Bradley White, Harold Terry, Tim Terwilliger, Bruce Terwilliger, and Steve Raines.

Memorials contributions are suggested to the Ricky Terwilliger Memorial Fund, with envelopes available at the Vienna Office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.
 
Karen Kay Weider McCormack
Karen Kay McCormack, 48, of St. James, was born on January 13, 1957, at Jefferson City, a daughter of Lawrence Joseph and Agnes Jane (Thompson) Weider, and died, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, in Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Rolla.

Karen was united in marriage on May 7, 1977, in Maries County, to Kevin Dale McCormack, and to this union four daughters were born. She was preceded in death by her father on January 15, 1997; an one brother, Lawrence Roger Weider on December 26, 2003.

Karen accepted Christ and was baptized. She was a member of the Broadway Baptist Church, St. James. Karen was a Licensed Practical Nurse, a Court Advocate for Russell House and a teacher at Head Start, St. James. She enjoye gardening, arts and crafts.

Survivors include: her husband, Kevin Dale McCormack, of the home, St. James; four daughters, Lori Kay McCormack, St. James, Lacy Dae Mischke, Cuba, Leah Rae McCormack, St. James and Myka-Leigh Jae Bryan, Rolla; two brothers, Willard E. Weider, Freeburg and Walter R. Weider, Vienna; four grandchildren, Adara Leigh McCormack, Amara Keigh Good, Amasa Waren Good and Elijayan Juliano Jibben; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted for Karen at 12:00 noon, on Saturday, February 19, 2005, in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin funeral Homes with Walter Weider and Amy Weider giving the Eulogy. Two songs were sung and played by Mick Byrd for the funeral service.

Interment was in the Vienna Cemetery under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Pallbearers for Karen were Lori McCormack, Walter Weider, Willard Weider, Freddy McCormack, William Mischke, and Michael Bryan. Honorary pallbearers were Ajuwa Thomas, Amasa Warren, and Elijayan Jibben.
 
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Michael Andrew Buschmann
Michael Andrew Buschmann, 40, of Vienna, was born on March 9, 1958, at Vienna, a son of Andrew Joseph and Virginia Ruth Parker Buschmann, and departed this life at 1:15 p.m., Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 5, 1999, in Capital Region Medical Center, Madison Campus in Jefferson City. Mr. Buschmann had been in failing health since August of 1997.
 
Mr. Buschmann was united in marriage on April 26, 1980, to the former Miss Dana DeAnn Noakes, and to this union one son was born. He was preceded in death by his father on May 13, 1993.
 
Mr. Buschmann was a member of Visitation Catholic Church in Vienna and a member of the Vienna-Bassett Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie Number 4340. He owned and operated Vienna Seed and Fertilizer Company in Vienna since 1992. He had also been employed with the Missouri State Transportation Department in Vienna until his health failed. Prior to his employment with the State, he worked for the City of Vienna.
 
Those left to mourn the passing of Mr. Buschmann include: His wife, DeAnn Buschmann of the home near Vienna; one son, James Michael Buschmann of Vienna; grandson Alex James Stratman; his mother Virginia Buschmann of Vienna; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Betty and Bob Renkemeyer of Dutzow, Carma and Jake Wegman of Freeburg, Anna Jane Buschmann of Vienna, and Donna and Duane VanScoy of Vienna; and many other relatives and friends.
 
A Rosary Service was held for Mr. Buschmann at 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday evening, Jan. 6, 1999, in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Murphy leading.
 
The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Mr. Buschmann at 2:00 p.m., on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 7, 1999, in the Visitation Catholic Church in Vienna with Rev. Dennis Zacheis, St. Gertrude Catholic, Krakow, Rev. Michael Murphy, Holy Family Catholic Church, Freeburg, and Rev. John Schmitz, pastor, Visitation Catholic Church, concelebrating the Mass. Lectors for the Mass were Kate Renkemeyer and Jared Wegman. Eucharistic Minister was Carma Wegman; Acolytes were Jay Jones and Beth Stratman. During the Offertory procession, the Gifts were borne to the altar by Carol Buschmann, Cheryl Buschmann, Marilyn Wood, Norbert Buschmann, and Sylvester Buschmann. The Visitation Church Choir sang "Be Not Afraid", "Prayer of St. Francis", "Here I Am Lord", "Song of Farewell", "On Eagles Wings" and was accompanied by organist, Gloria Brunnert, Terry Snodgrass and Stefanie Feeler also sang "Why Me Lord" and were also accompanied by Gloria Brunnert, organist.
 
Interment was in the Visitation Cemetery in Vienna, under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Pallbearers were John Schulte, Gerald Ready, Gene Myers, Kenny Miller, Art Sandbothe, Bill Parker, Wayne James and Ron Rowden. Honorary pallbearers were Jerome (Romey) Schulte, Tommy Honse, Mickey Jones, Johnny Laughlin, Ron Thornton, Don Council, Donnie Bade, Jon Wegman, Justin Wegman, Jared Wegman, Scott Renkemeyer, Joe Renkemeyer, Heather Renkemeyer, Kate Renkemeyer, Taylor VanScoy, Claire VanScoy, Tabbie McNew, Jared Scheets, Heather Alred, Jon Thompson, Jardon Thompson, Jessalyn Noakes, Nick Portencase, Nissy Portencase, Ryan Rowden, Patrick Groose, Jeanna Groose, Arthur Groose and Valerie Groose.
 
Spiritual offerings to be applied for Masses or memorial contributions to the Michael Buschmann Memorial Fund are preferred by the family of Mr. Buschmann with envelopes available at the Vienna office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes
 
Cathleen Ann Carroll
Cathleen Ann Carroll was born August 24, 1960, at Jefferson City, the daughter of Jesse Sheridan and Virginia Agnes Rowden Carroll, and died Friday June 16, 1978, as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Vienna. She had attained the age of 17 years, 9 months and 22 days.

Survivors include her parents Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Carroll, Vienna: three sisters, Mrs. Carma Helton and Miss Carolyn Carroll, both of Vienna, and Mrs. Charlot Sale, Jefferson City; one maternal grandfather, Alman Rowden, Dixon; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Cathleen were held the following Monday, at the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Chapel, Vienna, with Bro. Luther Martin, Church of Christ, Rolla, and Bro. Jack Duncan, Church of Christ, Vienna, officiating. Burial was in the Vienna cemetery.
 
James Daniel Noakes

James Daniel Noakes was born December 22, 1957, at Houston, MO. And died June 16, 1978 at Vienna as the result of an accident at the age of 20 years, 5 months and 24 days.

Jimmy was a member of the Houston Tiger football and basketball teams in Jr. High. He spent his high school years at Vienna where he played Varsity basketball and was a member of the graduating class of 1976. He loved sports of all types.

He is survived by his parents, Pat and Gayle Tackett of Salem and Charles Noakes of Houston, MO; his grandparents, Marjorie J. Hayes of Salem, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hayes, Houston, MO., Viola Tackett of Vienna, five sisters, Pamela Groose and Tammy Rowden of Henley, Jan Scheets, Houston, Deann Noakes, Vienna, and Lisa Noakes of Salem; two brothers, Brad Tackett and Jeff Noakes of Salem; two nieces, Tabby and Heather Scheets; three nephews, Jarid Scheets, Ryan Rowden, and Patrick Groose; other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services for Jimmy were conducted the following Monday, in the James and Gahr Chapel in Salem with the Rev. Don Brower and the Rev. Bob Gorson officiating.
 
Irene Wieberg Rackers
Irene Wieberg Rackers, 40, Argyle, died Aug. 3, 1999, at Capital Region Medical Center.

She was born Oct. 16, 1958, in Jefferson City, a daughter of Albert and Mary Falter Wieberg. Her parents survive in Argyle.

A 1976 graduate of Maries R-1 High School, Vienna, she graduated from Nichols Career Center in 1980 as a licensed practical nurse. She worked for several area care facilities.

She was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Argyle.

Other survivors include: three brothers, Donnie Wieberg, Alvin Wieberg and Raymond Wieberg, all of Argyle; and four sisters, Doris Gallatin and Sarah Weible, both of Holts Summit, Alice Wansing, Koeltztown, and Rhonda Pope, Freeburg.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Msgr. Ralph G. Kutz will officiate. Burial will be in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Argyle.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, and from 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday at Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home, Vienna, with a rosary at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
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1977 
Phillip Dean Lewis
Phillip Dean Lewis was born on May 10,1957 and departed this life on May 20,2006 at the Eldon nursing home following an illness waiting a liver transplant. Those left too mourn his lost is his four daughters Lisa Humphrey of Eldon, Nichol Lewis of Jefferson City, Mo, Dana Lewis of Tebbits and Roxy Lewis of St. Louis and one son Thomas D Bourbon of Catwissa and one step daughter Anne Kolkmeyer of eldon, six grandchildren, two brothers and three sisters. Services were held on Tuesday, May 23 at the Rekus funeral home in Eldon Mo. Intermenet was in the Eldon city cementary with full miltary honors.
 
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1978 
Donald Wayne Buschmann
Donald Wayne Buschmann, 27, of Allen, Texas, formerly of Vienna, was born May 6, 1960, at Vienna, a son of Leonard Henry and Rosalee Catherine Blomberg Buschmann, and died at 7:25 p.m., Friday, June 26, 1987, in Collin County, Texas, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He installed electronic equipment in motor vehicles and was a member of Visitation Catholic Church, Vienna.

Donnie was preceded in death by one brother, Scott Buschmann in September of 1964, and his Maternal Grandfather, George Blomberg on November 8, 1977.

His survivors include his parents, Leonard and Rosalee Buschmann of Vienna; four brothers, Tim Buschmann, Mountain Home, Idaho, Rick Buschmann and Neal Buschmann, both of Vienna and Gary Buschmann, Allen, Texas; paternal grandparents, William and Clara Buschmann, Vienna; and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Josephine Blomberg, St. Anthony.

A Rosary Service was held at 7:30 p.m., Monday, June 29, 1987 in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes with the Rev. Thomas E. Vaughn leading.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 30, 1987 in the Visitation Catholic Church, Vienna, with the Rev. Thomas E. Vaughn officiating. Lector for the Mass was Stanley Neuner, Eucharist Minister was Henry Blomber, and Acolytes were Larry Buschmann and Joe Veasman. During the Offeratory Procession, the Gifts were borne to the alter by Rick and Peggy Buschmann, Neal Buschmann and Cheryl Grothe. Appropriate musical selections were provided by Ms. Gloria Brunnest, organist and the Visitation Adult Choir.

Interment was in the Visitation Catholic Cemetery, Vienna. Active pallbearers were Virgil Bax, Ronnie Blomberg, Roger Schulte, Tom Stratman, Tom Veasman and Bruce Buschmann. Honorary pallbearers were Brian Burschmann, Kyle Hutchison, Tony Castillo and Brad Buschmann.

Memorial contributions were suggested to the Visitation Church and School Memorial Fund with envelopes being available to the Vienna Office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.
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1979 
Rebecca Jane Duffin

Rebecca Jane Duffin, four time All-American Women's Fast-Pitch Softball pitcher and winning pitcher for Team USA in the 1990 World Games, died in her home at Wentzville on Wednesday, December 19, 1990.

 

She had recently been recruited as a pitcher by the National Championship American Team, The Breakettes of Connecticut, and was operating Duffin's Fast Pitch, a successful pitching school with over 400 students currently enrolled.
 
In the 1989 regional tournament, St. Louis area teams, fielding Duffin-trained pitchers won all but two age divisions. Becky was particularly proud of her student, Gretchen Weiss, winner of two All-American titles, who pitched the Ballwin Saints to the Division A National title in 1990.
 
Becky was an inspiration to many and will be missed by her family, friends, students and fans.
 

Becky was the daughter of Willard and Paulene Duffin, formerly of Vienna. She was a 1979 graduate of Vienna High School.

 

 

Robert Laubert
Robert Laubert Dies From Gunshot Wound

Robert Frank "Bobby" Laubert, 18, Vienna, died Sunday morning, Nov. 23, 1980 from an accidental gunshot wound.

He was born Feb. 6, 1962, St. Louis, the son of Dan and Joyce Halker Laubert, who survive at the home.

The 1979 Vienna High School graduate worked as a truckdriver with the Rolla MFA. He was a member of the Visitation Catholic Church, Vienna.

Other survivors include two brothers, Richard Lewis Jr., Fort Lewis, Wash., and Ronald Laubert of the home; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Frank Laubert, Vienna; and maternal grandparents, Carl Halker, St. Louis, and Mrs. Leonard Hofstetter, Licking.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held this Wednesday morning at Visitation Catholic Church with the Rev. Sean Smyth officiating. Burial was at the parish cemetery near Vienna.

 

Barb Swyers Bailey
Barbara Francis Bailey, 48, of Vienna, was born on May 2, 1961, at Schweinfurt, Germany a daughter of Charles August and Elisabeth Ann (Baier) Swyers, and died Sunday, March 14, 2010, at Queens, New York.

Barbara was united in marriage on May 21, 1996, in Las Vegas, Nevada, to Lawrence Mackie Bailey, Jr. and they were blessed with one daughter. She was preceded in death by her father on August 16, 2009 and her mother on May 30, 2002.

Barbara had been a schoolteacher for 15 years and at the time of her passing she taught third grade at the Maries R-I School District, Vienna as well as being a devoted housewife and homemaker and was always diligent in providing for the needs of her family. She enjoyed scrap booking, gardening, fishing and traveling.

Barbara was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include: her, husband, Larry Bailey, of the home near Vienna; one daughter Jaci Elisabeth Bailey, of the home near Vienna; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Randy and Brenda Swyers, Vienna and Mike and Lily Swyers, Jefferson City; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Ursula and Jim BelI and Silvia and John Groves, all of Dixon; Christy and Tony Warchol, Jefferson City; several nephews and nieces; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday a evening, March 20, 2010 with Pastor Lloyd Mattocks, Light House Worship Center, Dixon,officiating. Two hymns"The Old Rugged Cross"and "Amazing Grace"were played for the funeral service.

Private inurnment will be held at a later date in the Vienna Public Cemetery, Vienna.

Expressions of sympathy are suggested by the family the Jaci Elisabeth Bailey Educational Fund with envelopes available at the office of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.

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