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1980 
Kevin Scott Ashley
Memorial services were held for Kevin Scott Ashley, 34, formerly of Vichy, In Houston, TX on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997.
 
Kevin was born November 14, 1962 and passed away on Friday, Sept. 19, 1997 at his home in Houston. He was the son of Robert L. and Ruby Ashley formerly of Vichy.
 
Kevin was a 1980 graduate of Maries R-1 High School in Vienna. He lived in Houston, TX since graduation, working in the construction field as a concrete inspector.
 
Kevin was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Bill Ashley of Kansas City.
 
He is survived by his mother Ruby Ashley of Greenville, IL; one son, Zachary, age 8, of Houston, TX; three brothers, Bob Ashley of San Jose, CA, Steven Ashley of Terre Haute, IN, and Lonnie Ashley of Dallas, TX; seven sisters, Joyce Gross of Breese, IL, janice Worstell of St. Peters, Linda Brunes of Columbia, TN, Jayne Wooldridge of St. Charles, Lisa Aikens of Boston, MA, Laurie Bocklage of Westphalia, and Lisa Ann Beauticoffer of Keyesport, IL.
 
Kyle Richard Malone
Kyle Richard Malone, 41, of Vienna was born July 25, 1961, in Jefferson City, a son of Shawn Richard and Imogene Lucille Renkemeyer Malone, and died Tuesday evening, November 5, 2002 at his residence in Vienna.

Kyle was preceded in death by his father on January 1, 1971; his paternal grandfather, James Paul Malone on January 8, 1991; his maternal grandparents, Louis John Renkemeyer on August 25, 1987; and Christina Catherine Renkemeyer on December 11, 1994.

He was a member of the Visitation Catholic Church, Vienna. Kyle was a 1980 graduate of Vienna HIgh School. He was previously an assembly line worker at Quaker Window Products Company, Freeburg, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and being out of doors.

Survivors include: His mother and step-father, Imogene and Gary Wyss, Vienna; his step mother, Jan Malone Wenzel, Brinktown; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Norma Malone, Jefferson City; and Bryan and Linda Wyss, Vienna; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Becky and Rod Fortson, Koeltztown; and Andrea and Denny Bunda, Littleton, Colorado; his paternal grandmother, Velcia Malone, St. James; uncles; aunta; nephews; nieces; and other relative and friends.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Kyle at 11:00 a.m., Friday morning, November 8, 2002, in the Visitation Catholic Church, Vienna, with Rev. John Schmitz, officiating. Lectors for the Mass were Jennifer Malone and Linda Wyss. Acolytes were Jacob Schwartze and Elizabeth Schwartze. During the Offertory Procession, the Gifts were borne to the altar by Andrea Bunda and Becky Fortson. The Visitation Choir sany "On Eagles Wings", "Sing A New Song", "How Great Thou Art", "Peace Is Flowering Like A River", and "Amazing Grace" for the mass accompanied by organist Sister Nicholas Ramirez.

Interment was in the Vienna Public Cemetery under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Pallbearers for Kyle were Dane Malone, Bryan Wyss, Denny Bunda, Bernard Wenzel, Jim Ricker, and Jim Parker.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Visitation School, with envelopes available at the Vienna office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral homes.
 
Diane Rachel Woody Boyster
Diane Rachel Boyster, 36, of Vienna, passed away on August 22, 1998 in Vienna. She was born on May 4, 1962 to Johnnie and Kay Woody of Vienna.

Diane is survived by her son, Dustin Boyster of Vienna; parents; sister Karen Woody; fiance' David Sommer of Vienna; nephew Matthew Woody of Vienna; grandmother Virgie Terry of Vienna; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services for Diane were held on Tuesday, August 25, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Vienna with Rev. Robert Hodson officiating. Interment followed in the Vienna Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Memorial cards are available at Kordes Funeral Home. All arrangements were under the direction of Kordes Funeral Home, Vienna.
 
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1981 
Dale Charles Honse
Dale Charles Honse, 32, of Jefferson City, formerly of Vienna, died Friday, Jan. 5, 1996, at St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City from injuries he received in a traffic accident.
 
Dale was born May 17, 1963, at Jefferson City, the son of Charles and May Backues Honse, who survive in Vienna. He was married June 1, 1991, at Bolivar to Tammy Lyman, who survives at the home.
 
Dale was a member of First Baptist Church in Jefferson City and the Eagles Club in Vienna. He was a partner in the Collision Center in Vienna for eight years. Most recently, he was a farmer and independent contractor for Cargill Pork Producers.
 
Other survivors include: one sister, Loretta Maples, Kirksville: paternal grandmother, Mabel Honse, Vienna: and maternal grandmother, Beulah Backues, Vienna.
 
Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8 at First Baptist Church in Vienna with Rev. Gary Parker of First Baptist Church, Jefferson City and Brother Robb Hodson of First Baptist Church, Vienna officiating. Burial was in Vienna Public Cemetery.
 
Pallbearers were Mark Honse, Wayne Honse., Robert Searcy, Keith Hayes; Steve Peterman, and Johnny Ragan. Honorary pallbearers were Doug Cahill, Eddie Honse, Jeff Sheeley, Don Maples, Jr., Paul Honse, and Kevin Bullock.
 
Visitation was held Sunday evening and Monday morning at Binningham-Martin Funeral Home in Vienna.
 
Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church Building Fund in Vienna, or to the First Baptist Church in Jefferson City.
 
Gregory "Clyde" Honse
Gregory "Clyde" Honse, 40, of Vienna, was born on February 24, 1963, at Jefferson City, a son of Donald E. and Mildred M. Zimmer Honse, and died Sunday, March 2, 2003, at the Capital Region Medical Center, Jefferson City, following a brief illness.
 
Clyde was a member of the Visitation Catholic Church, Vienna. He was a devoted employee for Quaker Window, Freeburg for the past eleven years.
 
Clyde was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Clyde Honse and Maternal grandfather, William Zimmer:
 
Surviving Clyde is his parents, Donald and Mildred Honse, Vienna; one brother, Douglas Honse; Vienna; three sisters, Sandra Schoene, Vienna, Debbie Clark, Kansas City, and Nancy Rowden, Rolla; paternal grandmother, Mabel Honse, Vienna; maternal grandmother, Alvina Zimmer, Westphalia; two nephews, Dylan Cox and Shadrach Rowden; four nieces, Whitney Schoene, Kendall Honse, Ashley and Madison Clark; and a host of other relatives and friends.
 
Fond and precious memories of Clyde will long remain in the hearts of his dear family and all who knew and loved him.
 
A Rosary Service was held for Clyde at 7:00 p.m., on Monday, March 3, 2003 in the Vienna chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes, with Rev. John Schmitz leading.
 
The mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Clyde at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday morning, March 4, 2003, in the Visitation Catholic Church, Vienna, with Rev. John Schmitz officiating. Lector for the Mass 1 .was Mary Reichel, and Eucharistic Minister was Betty Zimmer. During the Offertory Procession, the Gifts were borne to the altar by Ashley Clark, MadisonClark, an Dylan Cox. The Visitation School Choir accompanied by organist, Gloria Brunnert, sang appropriate Catholic selections for the Mass.
 
Interment was in the Vienna Public Cemetery, under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Pallbearers for Clyde were Paul Honse, Dean Honse, Mark Honse, Eddie Honse, Matt Reichel and Scott Zimmer. Honorary pallbearers were Dewayne Honse, Todd Schoene, Eugene Meyer, Mike Zimmer, Dennis Honse and Sylvester Buschmann.
 
Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Association with envelopes available at the Vienna office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.
 
George William Siebert, Jr
George William Siebert, Jr., 26, of St. Clair, formerly of Vienna, was born March 28, 1963,at Jersey City, New Jersey, a son of George William and Alberta Louise Reeves Siebert, Sr.. He died Friday, May 26, 1989, in the St. Mary's Health Center, Jefferson City, as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle/automobile accident.
 
Mr. Siebert was united in marriage on November 7, 1987, at Freeburg to the former Miss Deborah Lynne Wilde. George was employed as a construction worker at the time of his death. We as graduates of the class of '81 especially remember George's athletic accomplishments. George was active in track and football his Sophomore, Junior and Senior years. He was Football escort both Junior and Senior years of High School.
 
Charles "Chuck" Wankum
(August 10, 1963 - May 4, 2017)

Charles “Chuck” Wankum Jr., age 53, of St. Elizabeth, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at St. Mary’s Health Center in Jefferson City. He was born in Jefferson City on August 10, 1963, son of the late Charles John and Helen Marie (Schroeder) Wankum. On June 11, 1983, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in St. Anthony, Chuck married Denise Brand, who survives at the home.

Chuck is a 1981 graduate of Vienna High School. He currently worked for Questec Mechanical and also owned and operated C&D Market and Charleytown Quick Shop in St. Elizabeth.

Chuck was a member of Knights of Columbus, St. Elizabeth Fire Department, and St. Lawrence Catholic Church in St. Elizabeth.

In addition to his loving wife, Denise, he is also survived by three children, Rachel Oligschlaeger and husband Tom, Darren Wankum and wife Sarah, and Ashley Juergensmeyer and husband Brandon all of St. Elizabeth; six grandchildren, Ava and Easton Oligschlaeger, Abram and Bodie Wankum, and Rowan and Brock Juergensmeyer; two sisters, Mary Kay Frazier and husband Mike of Meta and Carol Verhoff and husband Tony of Westphalia; three brothers, Allen Wankum and wife Lois of Meta, Danny Wankum and wife Jennifer of Meta, and Jerome “Jerry” Wankum and wife Jacqueline of Meta; and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Wankum Sr. and Helen Wankum; sister, Barb Scheulen, brother-in-law, Robert Scheulen; and infant brother, Ricky Wankum.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 8, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in St. Elizabeth. Fr. Joby Thomas will officiate. Interment will be held at St. Lawrence Cemetery in St. Elizabeth.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., with a prayer service at 4 p.m., on Sunday, May 7, at the church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Fancher-Rekus Funeral Home in St. Elizabeth.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Charles Wankum Memorial Fund.

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1983 
Todd Feeler
Johnny Todd Feeler, 24, of Vienna, was born December 14, 1964, at Jefferson City, a son of' Delmar Theodore and Norma Faye Duncan Feeler, and died at 3:39 a.m. Sunday, March 26, 1989, three miles south of Highway 28 on Highway Y in Maries County, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
 
Todd was a member of the Vienna United Methodist Church, the National Rifle Association and the Missouri Trappers Association. He attended the Maries R-I.Schools where he graduated in 1983. At the time of his death Todd was employed by Patio Chef Charcoal Company, Vienna, where he had been a machine operator for the past five years.
 
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Delmar "Pat" Feeler of Vienna; two brothers, Delmar T. Feeler, Jr. of Koeltztown with his wife, Beverly and Terry L. Feeler of Vienna; one sister, Tammy Feeler of Vienna; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Effie Doyle of Vienna; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Eulalia Duncan of Vienna; two nephews, Chase Feeler and Waylon Kleffner; and two nieces, Angel Feeler and Candance Kleffner.
 
After resting in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home, funeral services were held the following Tuesday afternoon in the Vienna Methodist Church with Rev. Roger Crossgrove officiating. Mrs. Terry Snodgrass, Rev. Roger Crossgrove and Tony Griswold sang "Amazing Grace" and "Precious Memories" for the funeral service and were accompanied by Mrs. Beth Bullock at the piano.
 
Interment was in the Vienna Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Todd and Eddie Honse, Leroy Wieberg, Eric Curtis, Mike Smith, Dale Logan and Mark Buschmann. Honorary pallbearers were Brian Wyss, Mark Honse, Roger Honse, Kevin Kloeppel and Gary Kleffner.
 
Ricky Luebbert
Ricky Kevin Luebbert, 42, of Houston , Missouri , formerly of Vienna , was born on March 4, 1965, in St. Louis , a son of Emil Leo and June Louise (Crismon) Luebbert, and departed this life at 5:02 P.M., Friday, November 9, 2007 at his residence near Houston .
 
Ricky was preceded in death by his mother on August 19, 1984; his brother, Russell Lee Luebbert on March 25, 1978; his paternal grandparents,. Bill and Louisa Luebbert; and his maternal grandfather, Alfred Albertson. 
 
Ricky was a member of the Visitation Catholic Church, Vienna ; the Tyrone Volunteer Fire Department; and worked for Wood Pro Cabinetry, Cabool. He enjoyed spending time with his sons, riding motorcycles, refinishing furniture and woodwork and restoring and working on cars.
 
Those left to mourn the passing of Ricky include: two sons, Aaron Riley Luebbert and Aric Ryan Luebbert,  both of Houston; his father, Emil Luebbert, Vienna; one brother, Randy Luebbert, Dittmer; his maternal grandmother, Louise Albertson, Vienna; special friends, Alice Mader, Cabool and Rose Mary Mooney, Tyrone; Uncles; Aunts, cousins; and many other relatives and friends. 
 
Precious memories of Ricky will long be remembered in the hearts of his dear family and all who knew and loved him.
 
A Prayer Service was held for Ricky at 7:30 P.M., Friday evening, November 16, 2007, in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes with Msgr. Marion Makarewicz leading.
 
The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Ricky at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, November 17, 2007, in the Visitation Catholic Church, Vienna , with Msgr. Marion Makarewicz, officiating. The Eulogy was given by Rueben Roedeske, President, Tyrone Fire Department. Lectors for the Mass were Roxanne James and Dana Stuecken and Acolytes were Dominic Struemph and Connor Struemph. The Eulogy was given by Jerry Logsdon and the Eucharistic Minister was Evelyn Stratman. During the Offertory Procession, the Gifts were born to the altar by Cathy Luebbert, Willie Borgmeyer, Betty Lederman and Art Luebbert. The Visitation Church Choir sang "Amazing Grace", "Blessed Assurance", "Be Not Afraid", "Song of Farewell" and "On Eagle's Wings" for the Mass and was accompanied by organist, Kristen James.
 
Interment was in the Vienna Public Cemetery , under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Pallbearers for Ricky were Ryan Luebbert, Jason Luebbert, Joey Luebbert, Craig Hollis, Chris Albertson, Marty Crismon, Bill Borgmeyer, Keith Borgmeyer, Jim Luebbert, Bruce Struemph, and Kelly Hollis.
 
Memorials are suggested to the Education Fund for Ricky's sons, Aaron and Aric through the Maries County Bank, Vienna or the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.

 

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1984 

Edward Joseph "Eddie" Bauer

Edward Joseph "Eddie" Bauer, 47, of Vienna, was born on August 19, 1966, at Iberia, a son of William Edward "Billy" and Josephine Ann "JoAnn" (Buechter) Bauer, and died Monday, July 21, 2014, near Vienna.

Eddie was united in marriage at Brinktown, on June 18, 1988, to Melissa Eads, and to this union, two children were born. He was preceded in death by one brother, Eugene William Bauer on October 1, 1992 and his grandparents.

Eddie was a member of the Guardian Angels Catholic Church, Brinktown. He worked part-time for Honse Implement, Vienna, as a mechanic, and was a self-employed woodcutter and life-time logger. He enjoyed hunting, tinkering in his garage, and being at the cabin and pond with his children.

Survivors include: one son, Levi Joseph William Bauer, Vienna; one daughter, Ebony Jane Ann Bauer, Vienna; the mother of his children, Missy Bauer, Vienna; his parents, William "Billy" and Josephine "JoAnn" Bauer, Dixon; one brother and sister-in-law, Pat and Christie Bauer, Dixon; niece, Acelyn Bauer, Dixon; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Dale and Deniece Eads; Doug and Kim Eads; and Daren and Tammy Eads; uncles; aunts; nephews; nieces; great-nephews and great-nieces; and many other relatives and friends.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 12:00 noon, Friday, July 25, 2014, in the Guardian Angels Catholic Church, Brinktown, with Rev. Matthew Flatley, officiating.

Interment was in the Guardian Angels Cemetery, Brinktown under the direction of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home, Vienna. Pallbearers for Eddie were Pat Bauer, John Ragan, Tim Deeken, Dink Eads, Jay James, and Ronnie Bauer. Honorary pallbearers were Dale Eads, Doug Eads, Ronnie "Fat" Thompson, and Joe Buechter.

Masses or memorials per the wishes of the family are preferred with envelopes available at the Guardian Angels Church, Brinktown, or the Vienna Office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.

Jeffery "Bucky" Eads
Jeffery Scott "Bucky" Eads, 19, of Vienna, was born June 30, 1966 at Jefferson City, and died at 1:30 a.m. Friday, April 11, 1986, as a result of injuries sustained in a pickup truck accident which occurred five miles north of Vienna on Highway 63 at Paydown Road.

He was a 1984 graduate of the Maries R-I High School, Vienna, and was employed as a roofer by the Crabtree and Sons Roofing, Vienna, at the time of his death.

His survivors include his parents, Fuzz and Sue Gant, Vienna; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Byrtle Gant, Vienna; maternal grandparents, Bennie and Minnie Eads, Vienna, and three sisters, Becky Gant, Angie Gant and Amy Gant, all of the home near Vienna.

Funeral services were conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 1986, in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes with the Rev. Roger Crossgrove, Vienna United Methodist Church, officiating. Appropriate organ selections were played for the prelude and postlude of the service.

Interment was in the Visitation Cemetery, Vienna. Pallbearers were, Floyd Crabtree, Ronnie Kingery, Jay James, John Eads, Greg Asher and Doug Eads.
Christina Lea Honse
Christina "Christi" Lea Honse, of Chillicothe, formerly of Vienna, was born on December 19, 1965, in Jefferson City, a daughter of John Henry and Gladys Elnora Picker Honse, and departed this life at 10:00 p.m., Monday June 3, 1996, as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident near Chillicothe. Christi had attained the age of 30 years.

Christi was preceded in death by her father on August 19, 1974; her mother on June 12, 1981 and her grandparents.

Christi attended the First Baptist Church, Vienna, and at the time of her passing was employed as a secretary for a trucking firm in Chillicothe. She was also a member of the Freedom of the Road Riders, Local No. 8.

Those left to mourn the passing of Christi include: Four brothers, Lloyd H. Honse, Wesley E. Honse, Gary L. Honse and Roger S. Honse, all of Vienna; eight sisters, Norman Krenning, Helen Adams and Marjorie Fowler, all of Jefferson City; Wilma Hauser, Lake Ozark; Louise Feeler, Wanda Hutson, Linda Honse and Marilyn Lewis, all of Vienna; nephews; nieces; great-nephews; great-nieces; and many other relatives
and friends.

Funeral services were conducted for Christi at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday morning, June 6, 1996, in the First Baptist Church, Vienna, with Rev. Robert D. Hodson, Pastor, officiating. Mrs. Regina Koepke-Kilmer sang "Amazing Grace", "Have Faith In God" and "Just As I Am" accompanied by organist, Mrs. Joyce Honse for the funeral service.

Interment was in the Vienna Public Cemetery, Vienna, under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Pallbearers for Christi were Elmer Krenning, Tilghman Feeler, Billy Hutson, Rod Hauser, Dennis Lewis and Derek Hutson.

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.
Dennis Raymond Kloeppel
Dennis Raymond "Denny" Kloeppel, 18, of Dixon, was born November 3, 1965, at Jefferson City, a son of Ralph Joseph and Carolyn Marie Kleffner Kloeppel, and died at 3:45 a.m., Wednesday, May 30, 1984, from injuries suffered in a vehicle accident, which occurred on Highway 63 North in Vienna.

He was a member of the Guardian Angels Catholic Church, Brinktown, and a 1984 graduate of the Maries R-1 High School, Vienna.

His survivors include: His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Kloeppel, of the home, Dixon: three brothers, Kevin Kloeppel, Douglas Kloeppel and Bradley Kloeppel, all of the home; one sister, Mrs. Janie Quick, Vienna; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Henry Kloeppel, Dixon; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Kleffner, Brinktown; a maternal great grandmother, Mrs. Ruby Blomberg, St. Anthony; and one niece, Amanda Sue Quick.

A Rosary Service was held at 8:30 p.m., Thursday, May 31, 1984, at the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home, Vienna, with the Rev. John Buchanan leading.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 2 p.m., Friday, June 1, 1984, at the Guardian Angels Catholic Church, Brinktown, with the Rev. John Buchanan and the Rev. Walter Reisinger officiating. Lector for the Mass was Todd Eichholz, and Acolytes were Mark Buechter; Doug Rowden, Scott Veasman and Dale Zimmer. During the Offeratory Procession, the Gifts were borne to the altar by Jeralyn Reinkemeyer and Lisa Reinkemeyer. The Guardian Angels Church Choir provided appropriate musical selections and was accompanied by Jan Veasman and Renee Eichholz.

Interment was in the Guardian Angels Cemetery, Brinktown. Pallbearers for Denny were Mark Kleffner, Eddie Bauer, Billy Meier, Bruce Rowden, Steve Clark and Glenn Fick.
Bradley Jay Light
Bradley Jay Light, 22, of Jefferson City, formerly of Vienna, was born March 12, 1966, at Jefferson City, a son of Jerry Lee and Evelyn Marie Mengwasser Light, and died at 9:25 a.m., Thursday, August 18, 1988, at St. Mary's Health Center, Jefferson City, as a result of injuries sustained in a construction accident.

Brad attended the Visitation School in Vienna and completed the eighth grade on May 25, 1980, he then attended the Maries R-1 High School where he graduated in 1984. After graduation he worked at the Vienna Quick Shoppe and at the time of his death he was employed by Jefferson City Industries as a bridge construction worker. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by one sister; Doris Ann Light, on March 21, 1969; paternal grandfather, William Light; and maternal grandfather, Arthur Mengwasser.

His survivors include; His parents, Jerry and Evelyn Light, of Vienna; one Brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Linda Kay Light, Freeburg; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Sandy and Paul Falter, Freeburg and Ms. Linda Sue Light, Vienna; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Barbara Light, Vienna; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Agnes Haslag, Loose Creek; two nephews, Corey Falter and Clayton Light; and one niece, Ms. Amanda Light.

A rosary service was held at 7 p.m. Friday August 19, 1988, at the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Chapel, Vienna, with Msgr, Ralph G. Kutz, St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Argyle, leading.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 20, 1988, in the Visitation Catholic Church, Vienna, with the Rev. Thomas E. Vaughan, officiating Lector for the Mass was Sister Rita Ann, and Acolytes were Marty Buscher and Bill Stegeman. During the Offeratory Procession, the Gifts were borne to the alter by Ron and Laverne Weckenborg and Al and Deloris Nichols. Appropriate musical selections were provided by Miss Julie Steuber organist and the Visitation Adult Choir.

Interment was in the Breeding Cemetery, Freeburg. Active pallbearers were Mike Toebben, Richard Toebben, Barry Welschmeyer, Anthony Welschmeyer, Danny Wansing and Steve Clark. Honorary pallbearers were Kenny Toebben, Todd Eichholz, Mike Rowden, Bruce Rowden and Ed Bauer.
David Earl Ripka
A farmer, he owned and operated a fur and hide business and a post and lumber business near Meta. He was a 1984 graduate of Maries County R-I Schools in Vienna.

Other survivors include: sister, Melinda Sue Stumpe of Meta; paternal grandmother, Emma Lorene Ripka of Meta; maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Scheulen of Meta; niece and nephew, Breanna and Ryan Stumpe.

Services were held the following Friday at Rekus Funeral Home in Meta. Rev. Gene Edwards and Rev. Phil Buck officiated. Interment was in Stokes Cemetery near Meta.
Ronald Workman
Ronald Workman, 19, of Vichy, Died Monday, December 2, 1985. He was a lifelong resident of Vichy, and a 1984 graduate of Vienna High School. His survivors include; his parents, Lester and Maxine Workman of Vichy; four brothers, Rodney Workman of Las Vegas, Nevada, Brad Workman of Belle, and Randall and Raymond Workman, both of Rolla; three sisters, Pamela Wansing of Vienna, Patricia Hale of Las Vegas, and Penny Workman of Kirksville; a grandmother, Grace Shockley of St. Louis; and 11 nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Thursday, December 5, at the Null and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Rolla.
 
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1986 
Eugene Bauer

Eugene William Bauer, 24, of Brinktown, was born on May 19,1968, in Miller County, a son of William Edward and Josephine Ann Buechter Bauer, and died on Thursday evening, October 1, 1992, as a result of a drowning accident.

Gene was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Edward and Anna Bauer, and his maternal grandfather, Joe Buechler.

Gene was a member of the Holy Guardian Angels Catholic Church, Brinktown, and was a 1986 graduate of the ,Maries R-I High School, Vienna. He was employed by the Maries County Road Maintenance Department and was also a farmer.
 
Survivors include: his parents, Billy and JoAnn Bauer, Brinktown; two brothers, Eddie Bauer and his wife Missy of Vienna, and Pat Bauer of Brinktown; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ann Marie Buechter, St. Anthony; Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, and many other relatives and friends.

A Rosary Service was held for Gene at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 3, 1992, in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes with the Rev. Joseph Boland leading. 

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Gene at 11:00 a.m., on Sunday, October 4, 1992, , in the Holy Guardian Angels Catholic Church, Brinktown, with the Rev. Joseph Boland, Pastor, officiating. Lector, for the Mass was Jim Kleffner and Acolytes were Travis and Derrick Olto.

During the Offertory Procession the gifts were borne to the altar by, Belinda and Billy Joe Buechter. The Holy Guardian Angels Catholic Choir provided appropriate musical selections for the Mass and were accompanied by Teresa Weeks.

Interment was in the Holy Guardian Angles Catholic Cemetery, Brinktown. Pallbearers for Gene were Joe Buechter, Bill Buechter, Paul Buechter, Jimmy Falter; Steve Vineyard; and Gary Vineyard.

Spiritual offerings to be applied for Masses are preferred by the family of Gene with envelopes being available at the Vienna Office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.
 
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1987 
Kevin Lee Tellman
Kevin Lee Tellman, 24, of Vienna, was born March 23, 1969, at Jefferson City, a son of James Paul and Mary Jane Roark Tellman, and died at 4:25 p.m., Saturday, June 5, 1993, in Ellis-Fischel Cancer Center, Columbia. Kevin had been in failing health since November 13, 1991.

Kevin was preceded in death by his father on April 1, 1976; paternal grandparents, Frank and Cyrilla Tellman; maternal grandfather, Elba Roark; maternal step-grandfather, James G. Engle; and paternal step-grandfather, Joseph Columbus Crum.

Kevin accepted Jesus Christ as his Personal Saviour and followed his Lord in Baptism in 1982 becoming a member of the Little Flock Baptist Church, Vienna. In earlier years, he was a member of the Royal Ambassadors, First Baptist Church, Vienna. He was also a member of the National Rifle Association, and the National Bassmasters Association. For four years prior to his illness, he was employed as a packer inspector in the Automotive Seating Division, Johnson Controls, Jefferson City. He was a 1987 graduate of Maries R-I High School, Vienna, and was active in the Future Farmers of America Chapter and the track team during his high school career.

Survivors include: his parents, Joe Clay and Mary Jane Crum, Vienna; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Jeff and Chris Tellman, Meta, Greg Tellman, Vienna, and Mark and Elaine Crum, Vienna; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Stacey and Jimmy Slayton, Jefferson City, Mary and Bryan Smith, Hermann, and Catherine Crum, Vienna; his fiance', Tara Erbrecht, Jefferson City; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ersa Engle, Eldon; paternal step-grandmother, Mrs. Marie Crum, Vienna; two nephews, Joshua Tellman and Anthony Crum; and one niece, Stephanie Smith.

After resting in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes, funeral services were conducted for Kevin at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 8, 1993, in the First Baptist Church, Vienna, with Rev. Howard Opperman, Pastor, Little Flock Baptist Church, Vienna, Rev. Cellis A. Crum, Vienna, and Rev. Allen Speer, Jefferson City, officiating. Robert Crum and Mark Crum sang for the funeral service and Mrs. Edith Crum, pianist, provided appropriate hymns for the prelude and postlude.

Interment was in the Little Flock Cemetery, Vienna. Active pallbearers for Kevin were Jeff Tellman, Greg Tellman, Mark Crum, Gary Reinkemeyer, Randy Wansing, Chris Feeler, Scott Zimmer, and Wayne Schulte. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Slayton, Bryan Steinman, Dennis Schulte, Chris Bray, and Bryan Smith. Serving as flower girls were Amy Edwards, Betsey Longanecker, Sandy Strope, Becky Libbert, Lynn Remy, Linda Wilbers, Cindy Wansing and Sara Roark.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Little Flock Baptist Church Building Fund in Memory of Kevin Tellman or the Ellis-Fischel Cancer Research available at the Vienna Office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.
 
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1988 
Jeffrey Allen Huffman
Jeffrey Allen Huffman, of Meta, was born on February 15, 1970, at Fort Wayne, Indiana, a son of David Ray and Gayle Lynn (Hitzfield) Huffman, and departed this life at 5:15 p.m., on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, in the Capital Region Medical Center, Jefferson City. Jeffrey had been in failing health for the past two years due to diabetes and had attained the age of 45 years, 10 months, and 22 days.
He moved to this area in 1979 and had attended the Maries R-1 Schools in Vienna. Jeffrey loved to hunt and fish, but the activity he enjoyed, most of all, was riding his Harley-Davidson Motorcycle. He had many friends and was loved by all.
During his working life, Jeffrey had been employed by the JCI Construction Company, Jefferson City, as a heavy equipment operator; by the Quaker Window Products Company, Freeburg; and as long as his health permitted, by the Luv Kennels, St. Elizabeth.
Those left to mourn the passing of Jeffrey include: His parents, David Ray and Gayle Lynn Huffman, rural Dixon near Vienna; his brother, Jeremy Ray Huffman, Vienna; three nieces, Taylor Huffman, Torri Huffman, and Terra Huffman, all of Vienna; his step-daughter, Amber Stotler, Jefferson City; five step-grandchildren; his two uncles, Greg Hitzfield, Markle, Indiana, and Garry Hitzfield and wife, Sherry, Columbia City, Indiana; his aunt, Gloria Nowak and husband, Dave, Jefferson City; and other relatives and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents and his maternal grandparents.
A memorial funeral service for Jeffrey will be conducted in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes followed by a farewell ceremony to be held near VanCleve with the time and date to be announced.
Memorial contributions are suggested by the family to be used to help select a monument for Jeffrey.
Donald Warren Rollins
Donald Warren Rollins, 20, of Vienna was born June 28, 1970 at Jefferson City, a son of John Larry and Mabel Evelyn VanOstran Rollins and died Tuesday, April 16, 1991at his residence in Vienna.
 
At the time of his death, Donnie had toured as a drummer and backup singer for Hambo Latham and the Music Makers and was waiting to go back on tour with the same group. He was also employed in farm work for Pete Honse of Vienna. Donnie was a 1988 graduate of Maries R-I High School, Vienna, and had accepted Jesus Christ as his Personal Saviour at the age of 13 while attending a church camp. At the time of his conversion, he was attending the Victory Hill Baptist Church near Dixon.
 
Survivors include his father and stepmother, John and Cora Rollins of Dixon; his mother, Mrs. Sally Rollins of Vienna; one brother, John Wayne Rollins of Vienna; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Sherry Dale and Kevin Rowden of Meta, Deborah Kay and Gene Backues of Vienna, Betty Ann Juergens of Dixon and Donna Gay Rollins of Dixon; one half-brother, John Lawrence Rollins of Vienna; his fiancee, Melissa Crider of Vienna; nephews, Travis Rowden, Joey Backues, Michael Juergens, Jason Rollins, Justin Rollins, Jesse James Rollins, Dustin Juergens and Blake Rowden; nieces, Angie Rollins, Sharon Backues and Amy Hankins; five step-brothers, Ronald Foster, Billy Foster,Charles Foster, Randall Foster and Bobby Foster, all of Dixon; three step-sisters,Charlene Elms, Tina Foster and Donna Foster,all of Dixon; and uncles and aunts.
 
Funeral services were conducted the following Friday at the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Raymond McClary and Rev. Don Maples officiating. "Free Bird" was played for the prelude and postlude; "Lord Don't Leave Me Here" was sang by Harold Rowden, Ralph Withers, Burl Copeland and Pat Collins; and "Amazing Grace" was sang by guitarist Mrs. Jean Honse accompanied by organist Mrs. Ruth Hendricks.
 
Interment was in the Wheeler Cemetery, Dixon. Active pallbearers were John Wayne Rollins, John Zimmer, Chris Feeler, Steve Siebert, Chris Wright and Scott Lekey. Honorary pallbearers were Keith Lekey, Keith Feeler, Mark Siebert, Doug Honse, Travis Rowden and Charles Foster.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Maries County Bank to the Donnie Rollins Memorial Fund.
 
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