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Laurie Smart Clemmons
Laurie Anne Smart Clemmons, 35, of Mont Belvieu, Texas, died June 26, 2009 from injuries sustained in a white water rafting accident:

Laurie was a devoted wife to Michael Joel Clemmons, and the loving mother of three children: Hannah Sue Clemmons, Henry "Hank" Clemmons and Timothy Layne Clemmons, all of the home. She was the daughter of Patricia Metz Cleveland, formerly of Vienna.

Laurie supported her children's activities, enjoyed scuba diving and skydiving, cake decorating, gardening, quilting and photography. She always saw the good in people and was instant friends with whomever she met.

She grew up in Vienna, and was a 1992 graduate of Vienna High School. After living in Baton Rouge, LA for 15 years, she and her family moved to Mont Belvieu, Texas in 2008. She was loved by all who knew her and leaves behind loving' family members and countless friends.

A college fund has been established for her three children. Memorial donations may be mailed to Southside Baptist Church, 1700 Lee Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808.

Laurie was a wonderful part of many lives and stories can be sent and saved and shared with her family. Stories can be sent to Carey Long, 11427 Summerset Drive, Gonzales, LA 70737 or emailed to

William "Bill" Stegeman 

William "Bill" Stegeman, 31, of Meta, died Thursday, January 26, 2006, at St. Mary's Health Center. He was born in Jefferson City on March 15, 1974, a son of Leroy and Betty (Grellner) Stegeman. His parents survive in Meta. He was a cattle farmer and a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in St. Elizabeth. Other survivors include: two brothers, Don Stegeman and wife Karen of California and Ray Stegeman and wife Jeane of Vienna; five sisters, Janie Bauer and husband Steve of Freeburg, Debbie Caminiti and husband Terry of Westphalia, Linda Light and husband Bill of Freeburg, Brenda Spell and husband Alan of Columbia, and Vicki Muenks and husband Cory of Frankenstein; 23 nieces and nephews and one great-niece. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in St. Elizabeth. Rev. Francis Stuart, OSB, officiated. Interment was in St. Lawrence Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Lawrence Catholic Church.

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Amy Mae Jones
Amy Mae Jones, 17, of Route 3, Rolla, was born on January 17, 1976, at Rolla, Phelps County, the daughter of Donald Eugene and Mary Louise Davis Jones, and died on Friday morning, February 5, 1993, at Freeburg, as a result of an automobile accident.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Elmer Jones and her maternal grandfather, James Herman Davis.

Amy was a member of the Junior Class at Maries R-1 High School, Vienna, member of the Future Homemakers of America, and attended Spring Creek Baptist Church near Rolla.

She is survived by: her parents, Don and Mary Lou Jones, Rolla; two brothers, Gene Jones and Danny Jones, both of the home; her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Anna Davis, Route 3, Rolla; and uncle, James Davis, Creve Coeur; two aunts; Reba Duncan, Licking, and Mary Davis, Ferguson; cousins and other relatives.

Funeral services were conducted for Amy at 1:00 p.m., on Monday, February 8, in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes with the Rev. Leroy Nixon, pastor of the Spring Creek Baptist Church, Rolla, officiating. Mr. Tony Griswold sang for the funeral service and was accompanied by pianist, Mrs. Beth Bullock, who also provided the prelude and postlude at the organ.

Interment was in the Davis Cemetery, Vichy. Active pallbearers for Amy were Steve Snodgrass, Raymond Thompson, Henry Lenhardt, Nathan Shirk, Uriah Magill, and William Snodgrass. Honorary pallbearers were Gene Jones, Danny Jones, Randy Davis, and J.W. Pelikan. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Amy Jones Memorial Fund with envelopes being available at the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.
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Richard Miller
Richard Miller, age 17, of Vienna, died at 9:40 p.m., Saturday, October 1, 1994, at Vienna, as a result of an accidental shooting.

Born March 11, 1977, at Town and Country, St. Louis County, Missouri, a son of Robert and Carol James Miller. He was preceded in death by his father on June 15, 1993.

He was a member of the senior class at Maries R-I High School, Vienna. He was active in the speech and drama department and a member of the Scholarbowl team. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Vienna.

Survivors: His mother, Mrs. Carol Miller, of the home in Vienna; one brother, Cary Miller, of the home in Vienna; Maternal Grandparents, Berthal and Hazel James, Vienna; Uncles, Aunts and Cousins.

Funeral Services are for Tuesday morning, October 4, 1994, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, Vienna, with the Rev. Robert D. Hodson, Pastor, officiating. Burial was at the James Community Cemetery, near Vienna.

Visitation 5-8 p.m., Monday, October 3, 1994, at the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Visitation 9-11 a.m., Tuesday October 4, 1994, at the First Baptist Church, Vienna.

Memorials are suggested to the Vienna First Baptist Church Building Fund, with envelopes available at the funeral homes.

J.W. Pelikan  
Julius Wesley (Jules) (Boo) Pelikan was born Aug. 19, 1977, at Rolla, Mo., to Robert Pelikan and Linda Pelikan Robertson.   He departed this life on March 3, 2009, at Lake Regional Hospital, Lake Ozark, Mo.  He was a 1995 graduate of Maries R-1 High School at Vienna, Mo.  He attended Spring Creek Baptist Church and Vichy Community Church while he lived in Rolla.

He was preceded in death by his father Robert Julius Pelikan of Rolla and his maternal grandfather Ralph Warren Thompson formerly of Hayden.

Julius is survived by his mother and step-father Linda and Don Robertson of Rolla; his fiancé of the home Renee Bodenheimer and children.  Grandmother Lillian Thompson of Willard, Mo.,  Sisters Bobbie Lajeuness, husband George and children of Belle, Dori King, husband Bill and children of Kansas City and Laura Wilson of Rolla.  Brothers Jim Garren of Kansas City and Warren Garren, wife Charlotte and children of St. Clair.  Aunts and Uncles Shirley and David Swain and children of Union, Betty and Lou Pilas and children of Rolla.  Maternal great uncles and aunts Paul and Helen Beydler of Dixon, Bill and Georgia Beydler of Springfield, Josephine and Gene Roberson of Wyoming, Bud and Lois Beydler of California, Virginia and Donovan Myer of Indiana.  Paternal grand uncles and aunts Velma Thompson of Springfield, Paul and Katherine Sloan of Willard, Sid and Peggy Thompson of Georgia, Donna Turner of Florida and Dean Viles of Oklahoma.  And many other cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.

JW enjoyed working on his Chevelle.  He enjoyed outings with his family and friends and was always ready to help his family and friends with anything that needed doing.  He never learned to say no and was thought of very highly by all who knew him.  He will be missed by all.
A funeral service for Julius Pelikan will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 13, 2009, at the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla with Rev. Dave Scudder officiating.

Interment will follow in the Lower Davis Cemetery in rural Rolla.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the funeral home.

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Henry "Hank" James III
Henry "Hank" James III, 19, Vienna, died Nov. 12, 1999, at the University of Missouri-Columbia Hospital and Clinics as a result of injuries sustained Nov. 4 in a traffic accident.

He was born Jan. 28, 1980, in Jefferson City, a son of H. Sterling Jr. and Cynthia Mueller James, who survive in Vienna.

He attended Jefferson City Public Schools until his family moved to the Vienna area in 1996. He graduated from Maries R-1 High School in Vienna in 1998 and attended Columbia College in Jefferson City.

He was employed as an automobile detailer at McKay Buick in Jefferson City. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Freeburg.

Other survivors include: one sister, Melissa James, Holts Summit; and his paternal grandmother, Verna James, Jefferson City.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church. The Rev. Mike Murphy will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation also will be from 9-11 a.m. Monday at the church.

Masses and memorials are suggested to the Holy Family Church and School Memorial Fund.

Shaun James Potter

Shaun James Potter, 34, of Vienna, was born on November 15, 1979, at Rolla, a son of Edward Earl and Joan Catherine (Theismann) Potter, and died Monday morning, March 31, 2014, in Vienna.

Shaun was united in marriage on November 5, 2010, at Vienna, to Jenny Louise Fick. He was preceded in death by one brother, Todd Potter on December 24, 1970; paternal grandfather, Theodore Potter in 1985; and maternal grandparents, Henry and Josephine Theismann.

Shaun was a member of the Visitation Catholic Church, Vienna, and was a graduate of the Visitation Inter Parish School, and a 1998 graduate of the Maries R-l High School. He had worked in concrete, building cabinets, was a diesel mechanic and a laborer. He enjoyed bow hunting, being outside, truck and tractor pulling, working on cars, and spending time with his nephews and nieces.

Survivors include his wife, Jenny Fick of Vienna; one step-daughter, Jillian Fick of Vienna; his father, Sonny Potter of Vichy; his mother and step-father, Joan and Gerard Newport of Vienna; one brother, Shannon Potter and Melissa Saldana of Frisco, Texas; two sisters, Lisa Wegman and husband John of Koeltztown; and Kim Lepper and husband Mark of Jefferson City; paternal grandmother, Sarah Potter of O'Fallon, IL; 13 nephews and nieces, Brentt, Baylee, Madyson, Ethan, Aidyn, Austin, Ryleigh; Chris, Sadi, Aubrie, Kaleb, Arieanna, and Skylar; and other relatives and friends.

Visitation for Shaun will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Thursday, April 3, 2014, with a funeral service following at 1:00 p.m., in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes, with the Rev. Msgr. Marion J. Makarewicz, officiating.

Interment will be in the Walker Cemetery in Vichy, under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Honorary pallbearers for Shaun will be Brentt Lepper, Baylee Lepper, Madyson Honse, Ethan Honse, Aidyn Honse, Austin Wegman, Ryleigh Wegman, Chris Garcia, Sadi Garcia, Aubrie Saldana, Kaleb Potter and Arieanna Potter.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jillian Fick Educational Fund with envelopes available at the Vienna office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.

Victor Jon Richardson
Victor Jon Richardson, 25, of Vienna, was born on August 18, 1979, and died Monday, May 30, 2005.
Victor was a 1998 graduate of Maries R-1 School, Vienna, and served in the United States Army. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Vienna, and was baptized at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Ashdown, Arkansas. Victor was a Certified Nurses Assistant (CNA) and attended Metro Business College at the time of his death.
Survivors include: his parents, Louis and Pat Richardson, Vienna; one brother, Todd Richardson, Wake Village, Texas; two sisters, Debbie Byrd, Vienna and Cheryl Ann O'Neal, Edmond, Oklahoma; three aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends.
A graveside service was conducted for Victor at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 13, 2005, at James Community Cemetery, Vienna.
Arrangements were made under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmgham-Martin Funeral Homes.
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