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Jack Allen
Jack Allen, 88, Vienna, died May 11, 1999, at Maries Manor Health Care Center, Vienna.

He was born April 14, 1911, in Vichy, a son of Harvey and Hattie Feeler Allen. He was married Oct. 23, 1936, in Waynesville, to Eleanor Love, who survives at the home.

He was a member of Vienna United Methodist Church, Vienna; a charter member of Vienna Lions Club; and a member of Vienna Lodge No. 94 AF and AM. He began teaching in 1929 at Feeler School, Maries County, for four years and at Miller School, Phelps County, for one year before coming to Maries R-1 School System, Vienna, where he worked as teacher, coach, bus driver, principal and superintendent for 40 years, retiring in 1975.

Other survivors include: two sons, David Allen, Vichy, and Robert Allen, Rolla; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Vienna United Methodist Church, Vienna. The Rev. Karen Alden will officiate. Burial will be in Vienna Public Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home, Vienna, with a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will also be from 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Vienna United Methodist Church.

Memorials are suggested to Vienna Public Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund or Vienna United Methodist Church.

Dorlis G. Armentrout

Dorlis G. Armentrout, 87, Warsaw, formerly of Westphalia, died Monday at Warsaw Health Care Center. She was born June 2, 1907, in Brumley, a daughter of William and Effie Topping Gott. She was married Sept. 24, 1946, in Rolette, N.D., to Marion S. Armentrout, who died Aug 28, 1989. A former high school English teacher and counselor, she was a member of United Methodist Church, Vienna. She and her husband lived on a farm near Koeltztown from 1950-1973, before moving to Westphalia. Survivors include: one brother, Garland B. Gott, Lakewood, Colo.; and one sister, Ruth Gott Brooker, Indianapolis, Ind. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Stevinson-Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia. The Rev. Roger Metcher will officiate. Burial will be in Gott Cemetery near Ulman. Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday. Memorials are suggested to Twin Lakes Hospice, Warsaw.

Jefferson City Post Tribune, Tuesday, November 22, 1994

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.

Mrs. Pricilla Martha Byrd

Mrs. Priscilla Martha Byrd, 62, of Vienna, was born August 21, 1927 at Vienna, a daughter of Joseph Thomas and Anna Katherine Stratman Fennessey and died Friday, October 27, 1989 in St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City. She had suffered a stroke in July of 1989. Priscilla was preceded in death by her father on April 18, 1982; one brother, Anthony Joseph "A.J." Fennessey on June 6, 1987; and one sister, Mrs. Marian Javery in February of 1989. Mrs. Byrd was a member of Visitation Catholic Church, Vienna. She was a secretary at the Maries R-I High School, Vienna for 28 years. Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Katie Fennessey of Vienna; one son and daughter-in-law, Mick and Debbie Byrd of Vienna; one daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Daryl Hobbes of Columbia; one brother, Earl Fennessey of Jefferson City; one sister, Mrs. Lillian Penniston of Mesa, Ariz.; and three grandchildren. The Mass of Christian burial was celebrated the following Monday in the Visitation Catholic Church in Vienna with the Rev. Patrick Flanagan officiating. Rectors for the Mass were Bill Stratman and Tim Fennessey. During the Offertory Procession, the Gifts were borne to the altar by Miss Joann Fennessey and Mrs. Rosemary Berhorst. Appropriate selections were provided for the Mass. Interment was in the Visitation Cemetery, under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Tim Fennessey, Jim Parker, Les Volmert, Bill Stratman, Ronnie Kingery and Everett Barnhart.

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Charles Hayes

Charles Hayes, of Hayden, died at home on January 4, 1973, following a heart attack. He was 63 years old. Funeral services were conducted at the Vienna United Methodist Church on January 6, 1973 at 2:00 pm with the Revs. Carl Baldwin, Jimmy Dace, and Dr. Joseph M. Shockley officiating. Mr. Hayes was a school teacher in Maries County for many years. He was married on May 23, 1934 to the former Catherine Clement, who survives. Also surviving are three sons Robert and wife, Carolyn of Huntsville, AL; Russell and wife, Georgena of Jefferson City, MO; and Daniel and wife Jane of Edwardsville, IL; and 2 daughters Mary Yates and husband, Bob of Rolla, MO; and Patricia Hayes of Waynesville, MO. Also survived by Mother-in-Law and Father-in-Law, Mattie L. and Reeder T. Clement of Hayden; Granddaughters, Cindy Hayes, Sherri Hayes, and Tracy Hayes; and Grandsons, Gregory Hayes and Bill Yates. He also leaves two sisters, Ruth Jones of Vienna, and Lucille Martin of Hayden. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Martha and Walter, an infant brother, Page, and by four brothers, Ray, Sam, Homer, and Clifford, and one sister, Elsie Bullock. Musical selections for the funeral of "In The Garden" and "Old Rugged Cross" were sung by Sue Henderson Wenger and Terry Henderson Snodgrass, with Sue Wenger accompaying on the organ. Pallbearers were nephews, Kenneth Hayes, Hursel Hayes, Jim Bullock, Gerald Hayes, Gene Jones, and Donald Hayes. Burial was in the Kenner Cemetery under the direction of the Birmingham Funeral Home in Vienna.

Lucy Helms

Lucy Lurene Helms, of Vienna, was born on March 1, 1915, in Melrose, Wisconsin, a daughter of John Wesley and Pearl Inez (Hayes) Parker, and departed this life at 10:15 A.M., Tuesday morning, May 2, 2006, in the Maries Manor, Vienna. Mrs. Helms had been ill for the past few weeks and had attained the age of 91 years.


Mrs. Helms was united in marriage on May 19, 1938, at Rolla, to Francis Marvin Helms. She was preceded in death by her husband on July 3, 1999; her father on December 2, 1939; her mother on December 11, 1970; one son, James Eugene "Gene" Helms, on March 11, 2005; one infant daughter, Dana Jean Helms, on October 7, 1952; two brothers, Lee C. Parker, on January 9, 1952, and Gayle Thomas Parker, on May 19, 1953; and one sister, Metta Parker Hilgendorf on August 21, 1982.


Mrs. Helms was a member of the Vienna United Methodist Church; the Rainbow Chapter No.263 Order of the Eastern Star, Vienna; the Ladies Auxiliary of the Coffey Brothers Memorial American Legion Post No. 12, Vienna; and the Maries County Historical Society.

Mrs. Helms graduated from Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield in 1936 with a degree in English and Elementary Education and later graduated from Lincoln University, Jefferson City, with a degree in Special Education. In early years she taught in Stoutland and Oceola, later for most of her workmg career at Maries RI, Vienna. She was a member of The Public School Retirement System of Missouri, and in October of 1962 she became a member of Alpha Theta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International of Key Women Educators.

Those left to mourn the passing of Mrs. Helms include: One daughter and son-in-law, Thelma and David Conner, Ashland; three grandchildren and spouses, James and Julie Kinworthy, Columbia; Michael and Debbra Conner, Hartsburg; and Angela and Robert Thompson, Clark; three great-grandchildren; Rafe Patrick Kinworthy, Caleb Michael Conner, and Sarah Lynn Thompson, and other relatives and friends.

Precious memories of Mrs. Helms will remain in the hearts of her dear family and all who knew and loved her.
Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Helms at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, morning, May 6, 2006, in the Vienna United Methodist Church, with Rev. Karen Alden, pastor, officiating. Members of the Vienna United Methodist Church Choir sang "What A Friend We Have In Jesus", "Sweet Hour of Prayer", and "Victory In Jesus" accompanied by pianist, Beth Clinkenbeard. Harold Rowden, Kevin Rowden and Rhonda Slone sang "Fallen Leaves" and" Go Rest High On That Mountain" and organist, Sharon Bramlet provided the prelude and postlude of 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 Mrs. Helms were Herb Adkins, Bryan Thompson, Dallas Snodgrass, Mike Gilpin, Frank Charleston, and Bill Alden. Honorary pallbearers were Hursel Hayes, Harold Hayes, Stanley Hayes, Jim Hayes, Jim Parker, and John Roberson.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Vienna United Methodist Church or the Vienna Public Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund with envelopes available at the Vienna Office of the Birmingham- Martin Funeral Homes.

George William Hodge

George William Hodge, 79, Jefferson City, died Friday, November 14, 2014, at St. Mary's Health Center surrounded by his family. He was born July 10, 1935 in Vichy, Missouri, the son of Frank L. and Almeta Hodge Hodge. He was a 1953 graduate of Vienna High School; he received his Bachelors degree in 1961, Masters degree in 1971, and his Educational Specialist degree in 1975, all from the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg. He was united in marriage on November 18, 1961, at Visitation Catholic Church in Vienna to Marcella Bocklage who survives. He spent over 30 years working for the Maries R-1 School District as a teacher, coach, principal and superintendant. He later worked for the Department of Corrections as an instructional activities coordinator. He was baptized in the Methodist faith. His hobbies included reading, traveling, watching sports, and especially spending time with his family. In addition to his wife, Marcella, he is survived by five children, Eric Hodge, Brian Hodge, Sheila (Ron) Logan, Cindy (Bill) Wibberg and Teri (Chad) Tillinghast, all of Jefferson City; and six grandchildren, Payton Logan, Devyn Logan, William Wibberg II, Riley Wibberg, Trent Tillinghast and Samuel Tillinghast. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James Hodge. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Friday, November 21, 2014, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with the Reverend Lowell Perkins officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Riverview Cemetery. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. until 12 noon Friday at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home.

Willard Joseph Hollis

Willard Joseph Hollis, 62, of Vienna was born Feb. 22, 1924 the 10th and youngest child of William and Matilda (Wiles) Hollis. He began his life in the Venus vicinity which is about five or six miles west of Vienna. He passed away Sept. 1, 1986 in the Charles E. Still Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was united in marriage to Fay Barnhart and unto this union 8 children were born. Willard is survived by his wife Fay of Vienna; two sons, Larry of Vienna and Gary of Okmulgee, Ok.; five daughters, Beverly Buschmann of Fenton, Sharon Wulff of Vienna, Linda Armstrong of Jefferson City, Lisa Hollis of Vienna and Debbie Hollis of Lexington, Neb.; 12 grandchildren; five brothers, Benjamin and Eugene of Vienna, Ray and Everett of Meta and Les of Memphis; and three sisters, Ella Gray of Granite City, Ill., and Gertrude Jones and Margaret Brumble of Vienna. He was preceded in death by one son Terry and one brother Clyde. Willard completed elementary school at Lambeth in 1938 and graduated from the Vienna High School in 1942. He then attended Lincoln University receiving a Bachelor Degree in Education in 1960 and his Masters Degree in 1973. He spent a total of 35 years in the Educational profession. He began teaching in 1946 at Flat Top School followed by the Hughes Chapel, Bend, and Maries County R-I School. During the 24 years of service at Maries R-I School, he also served as the Elementary principal. He enjoyed his farming when time permitted. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Vienna and the Vienna Masonic Lodge. Funeral Services were held in the Baptist Church in Vienna with the Rev. Clyde Hendricks officiating. Organist was Ruth Hendricks. Serving as pallbearers were Daryl, Kenneth, Randy, Bill and Johnnie Hollis and Raymond Jones. Honorary pallbearers were Danny Albertson, Ronnie Thompson and Lawrence Buschmann, all under the direction of the Long Funeral Home of Vienna. Burial was in the Vienna Cemetery.

Travis Earl John Jr.

Travis Earl John Jr. passed away Wednesday August 13, 2003 at the Maries Manor Nursing Home in Vienna. He was 78 years, 3 months and 7 days of age. Travis was born at Broadway, Mo. the son of the late Travis & and Grace L. Manhenke John Sr. Travis is survived by his brothers Max John and his wife Irene of Vienna, MO, and Donald John and his wife Debora of Jerome, MO along with many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and one infant brother. Travis Jr. received his education elementary and high school at Star and Vienna Schools and attended University of Missouri Arts and Science and Journalism receiving his B.S. in Education from Central Missouri State College at Warrensburg, MO. He taught school elementary and High School in Maries County for twenty three years and worked three years in St Louis as a Secretary. Graveside Funeral will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Saturday August 16, 2003 at the family plot at Broadway Memorial Cemetery near St. James. The Reverend Karen Alden officiated at the funeral. Memorials may be given in memory of Travis John Jr. to the Alzheimer's Association or Broadway Memorial Cemetery. Cards are available at the Jones Funeral Home in St James, MO. Arrangements are under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in James, MO.

The Maries County Gazette, August 20, 2003

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Bill Massey Parker

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

Marion Parker
Marion Parker, 74, Jefferson City, passed away January 4, 2003, at St. Mary's Health Center.  Mr. Parker taught English and Industrial Arts at Vienna High School from 1959 through 1968.      A complete obituary appears with the 1946 obituaries. 

Emma Quick
Emma Elizabeth Quick, 82, of Glencoe, formerly of Vienna, was born on January 22, 1924, at Leasburg, a daughter of Arthur and Ella Mae Jones Adams, and departed this life at 11:20 pm, on Friday, May 19, 2006, at her daughter's residence. Mrs. Quick had suffered a stroke on February 7, 2006.
Mrs. Quick was united in marriage on July 12, 1941, at Valley Park, to Robert Hughes Quick, and to this union, five children were born. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Quick, on January 21, 1995; one son, Richard Quick, on August 8, 2004; five brothers, William, Albert, Ebbern, Elmer, and James Adams; and one sister, May Palmer.
Mrs. Quick had been employed by the Maries R-1 School District, Vienna, as a school cook for most of her working life.
Those left to mourn the passing of Mrs. Quick include: two sons, Robert Quick, Everett, Washington, and Randall Quick, Vienna; two daughters, Joyce Beisner, Nashville, Tennessee, and Judith Callahan, Glencoe; one sister, Mabel Adams, Fenton; twelve grandchildren, six great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
Precious memories of Mrs. Quick will long be remembered in the hearts of her dear family and all who knew and loved her.
Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Quick at 11:00 am, Monday, May 22, 2006, in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes with Bro. Ken Singleton officiating. Three favorite musical selections, "Ave Maria", "I'm Free", and" Amazing Grace", were provided for the funeral service.
Interment was in the Vienna Public Cemetery under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Pallbearers for Mrs. Quick were Michael Callahan, J.R. Beisner, Josh Palmer, Jeremy Palmer, Gale Palmer, and Ryan Quick.

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

Robert Ray Tynes
Funeral services for Robert Ray Tynes, 60, of Vichy, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, September 6, 1974 at the First Baptist Church of Belle where he was a member.
Mr. Tynes died Friday night at his home near Vichy.
He was born March 5, 1914, at Belle, son of Ernest and Sophie Ridehour Tynes. On March 2, 1935, he was married to Miss Hazel Linneman, who survives.
Other survivors include: one son, Ronald Tynes of Warrensburg; one sister, Ruth Paschal of Cedar City; and two brothers, Rainey Tynes of Cedar City and Russell Tynes of Linn.
Funeral arrangements are in charge of Sassmann Funeral Home, Belle.
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Howard B. Williams
Howard B. Williams, 64 years, of Route 3, Dixon, Mo., passed away at his home early Sunday morning, December 14, 1975. Mr. Williams was born November 10, 1911 near Dixon, Mo. in Maries County, the son of Walter and Delilah (Lawson) Williams. He was united in marriage January 29, 1938 in Rolla, Mo. to Edith Blankenship, who survives of the home.
Mr. Williams had taught school for 24 years in the Miller and Maries County areas, retiring in 1973. He graduated from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo. in 1961.
Mr. Williams was a member of Iberia Masonic Lodge 410 AF & AM and was presently employed at Robertson Western Auto in Iberia, Mo. Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, Winston Williams on Feb. 18, 1975.
Surviving other than his wife, Edith, are one son, Ted Williams of Dixon, Mo.; three brothers, Milton Williams of Hartford, Ill., Woodrow Williams of Granite City, Ill. and Earl Williams of Portland, Ore.
Masonic Rites were held at the Stevinson Chapel Monday, December 15 at 7:30 by the Iberia Lodge 410 AF & AM. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 16, at the Stevinson Chapel in Iberia with Rev Ray McClary officiating. Interment was in the Wheeler Cemetery under the direction of the Stevinson Funeral Home of Iberia, Mo. Pallbearers were Danny Pendleton, Sammy Pendleton, Ernie Wilson, John Williams, Marion Parker and Danny Helton.
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