Obituaries - 2005
 
Mary Helen Fleming, 92, lifelong resident of Moberly, Missouri died Friday, December 30, 2005 at Moberly Regional Medical Center in Moberly. She was born June 3, 1913 in Moberly the daughter of Alan and Margaret (Tillotson) Wilson.

Mary was a member of St. Pius Catholic Church in Moberly and she was a homemaker.

Mary married Dale Fleming on April 14, 1971 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salisbury.

She was preceded in death by her parents, survivors include her husband, Dale of Moberly and one brother and sister-in-law; Wilbert and Ruth Wilson of Springfield, Mo., one nephew Raymond Wilson and one niece Luann Boglemann, several great nieces and nephews.

Memorial graveside services will be held 10:00a.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Moberly under direction of Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury. Memorials can be made in her memory to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Officiant: Fr. Michael Coleman

 
Ann Todd, 89 of Salisbury, died Sunday, December 25, 2005 at the LaPlata Nursing Home in LaPlata, Mo. She was born in rural Salisbury the daughter of Arthur Franklin and Willie Margaret (Gandy) Todd.

Ann received her teaching degree from Northeast State Teachers College in Kirksville, Mo. She was an elementary school in Salisbury, Mo. for many years. Ann was a member of the Missouri Retired Teacher’s Assn, the Chariton County Retired Teacher’s Assn, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, American Legion Auxiliary, the Eight and Forty Organization and the Salisbury United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a sister, Hazel Crawford of Nevada, Mo. three nieces, Connie Todd, Laura Jane Todd and Linda Himes and several great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers, Wallace, William, Roy, Noble, Homer, Virgil and Cecil and one sister, Effie Rhody.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 27, 2005 at 2:00p.m. At the Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury with burial in the Salisbury City Cemetery. Visitation is one hour prior to service time. Memorials are suggested to the Salisbury United Methodist Church.

Officiant: Rev. Glenna McVeigh
Pallbearers:
Leonard Cruse, Greg Cruse, Billy Himes, Nathan Schachtele, Orville Dunivent, Ben Iman

 
Sandra Lee Blehm, 52 of Keytesville (Lake Nehai), Missouri died Friday, December 23, 2005 at the Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield, Missouri.  She was born August 15, 1953 in Thermopolis, Wyoming the daughter of Merrill Madison and Katy Jane (Sanford) Brown.

Sandra married Theador Blehm on July 4, 1976 in Greeley, Colorado and he survives of the home.

Sandra was raised on a cattle ranch west of Thermopolis.  She was educated in Thermopolis and received a dental assistance degree from Denver, CO.

Ted and Sandra owned and operated a large farm and feedlot at Greeley, CO; they also built and operated a golf course, (called the Mad Russian), clubhouse and housing development. Later they farmed in Wyoming before moving to Missouri in 1980, where they lived in Milan, Harris and now Keytesville (Lake Nehai), Missouri.

Sandra is survived by her husband of the home, mother, Katy Jane Brown of Thermopolis, two daughters and sons-in-law; Janice and William Fischer of Lexington, KY; June and Bob Welker of the State of California, two brothers and sisters-in-law, Matt and Teresa Brown of Thermopolis and Brad and Lori Brown of Yuma, AZ; two sisters and brothers-in-law; Kathy and Don Gillbreath of Meeteetse, WY and Teresa and Bruce Brown of Devils Tower, WY, seven grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Memorial service will be held Tuesday, Dec 27, 2005 at 7:00 pm at the Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury.  No Visitation.  In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorials in memory of Sandra Blehm be made to the Pershing Hospital in Brookfield, MO.

 
Claracy Margaret Ingels, 102, of Salisbury, died in her sleep on December 22, 2005 at the Chariton Park Health Care Center in Salisbury.  She was born November 6, 1903 in Excelsior Springs, Missouri the daughter of James Bradford and Monima (Cannaday) Hulett.

Claracy was married to Bonne Ingels and he preceded her in death in 1941.  She enlisted in the US Army on September 1, 1943 and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant on August 29, 1945 with a Good Conduct Medal and a WAAC Service Ribbon.  Claracy was a bookkeeper most of her working years in California.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, John Hulett and four sisters, Bertha Peters, Alta Meyers, Effie Ketron and Flossie Hulett at a young age.

Graveside services were held, Friday, December 23, 2005 at the Keytesville City Cemetery under direction of Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury.  Officiant was Rev. Rick Hall.

 
Violet Naomi Gibson, 78, formerly of Moberly and Salisbury, went home to be with the Lord Monday, December 19, 2005 at South Hampton in Columbia where she had resided the past two years.  She was born January 19, 1927 in Marceline, Missouri the daughter of Luther Homer and Lillie Mae (Thielbar) Krager.  Violet was a graduate of Salisbury High School Class of 1945.

On April 2, 1950 she and Warren Elwood Gibson were united in marriage at the Prairie Hill Baptist church in Prairie Hill, MO.

Violet worked for First-Ban-Credit Corporation and Cook Paint and Varnish Co in Kansas City in her younger days.  Later in life she worked for Chariton Park Manor in Salisbury and as  Green Thumb worker until she retired in 1986.  She also helped out at the Senior Center, Dulaney Library and Head Start all in Salisbury.

Violet was converted and worshiped with the Church of God Holiness at Bynumville, MO and was a very active member of the Prairie Hill Baptist Church , later the Ardmore Baptist and Salisbury Baptist Church. When she moved to Moberly she transferred her membership to the North Park Baptist Church in Moberly.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law; Glenda Kay Gibson of Columbia, MO and Ramona Beth and David Martin of Marion, IA; one granddaughter, Carly Jill Martin of Marion, IA; three brothers, John Krager of Syracuse, NE, Roy Krager of Forsyth, MO; and Melvin Krager of Tinley Park, IL.  Violet was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers, Norvyn Krager, Curtis Krager, Glenn Krager and Calvin Krager, three sisters, Juanita P Rice, Iida Welling and Norma Reynolds, and one grandson, Chase Andrew Martin on October 5, 2005.

Funeral services will be held Friday, December 23, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury with interment in the Prairie Hill Cemetery in Prairie Hill, MO.  Visitation will be from 6 til 8:00 pm Thursday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, family request memorials to Preferred Hospice of Central Missouri.

Officiant: Rev Richard Green

 
Willa ( Kitchen) Tolson was born May 27, 1927 in Salisbury to Edna Johnson and Clark Kitchen and departed this life on December 15, 2005 at her home in Brunswick. Willa was united in marriage to Thomas Tolson, Jr., and to this union were born five children.

Willa was united at an early age with the Second Baptist Church, Salisbury. She later united with the First Missionary Baptist Church in Brunswick, MO, where she served as financial secretary for 40 years.

She worked as lead supervisor for 20 years for Banquet Foods in Marshall, MO, retiring in 1989.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, George Patterson and J.C. Wilson, three sisters Lucille Young, Helen Hughes, and Laura (Jud) Lewis and her second born son, Walter Thomas Tolson.

Willa leaves to mourn her passing four children; Gail Alexander, Brunswick, MO; Michael Tolson, Columbia; Diana Buckner, Columbia; and Judy Turner, Warrensburg; two daughters-in-law, Betty Elliott Tolson and Renee Diuguid Tolson; two sons-in-law, Earl Buckner, Jr. and Robert Turner, 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren, a special friend, Donna Swanegan, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation is noon-2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 18th at Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury, MO, followed by services at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Eastlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery in Salisbury. Memorials may be made to the First Missionary Baptist Church, Brunswick, MO.

Minister: Rev. L.J. Butler
Organist: Howard Glasgow
Vocalist: Bill Fristo
Pallbearers: Marvin Ellington, Sr., Marvin Ellington, Jr., Jesse Powell, Lee Winn, Jr., Willard Winn, Sr., Alfred Winn

 
Mary Louise Tooley, 72, lifelong resident of Salisbury passed away, Sunday, December 11, 2005 at her home.  She was born November 26, 1933 in Salisbury the daughter of George and Bessie (Ewing) Tooley.

She was a graduate of Dalton Vocational School in Dalton, MO.

Mary worked as a certified nurses aid for Chariton Park Health Care Center in Salisbury for 12 years and worked part-time for Experienced Works until she retired in April of 2004.  She had been since an early age a member of the St Luke A.M.E. church in Salisbury.  Mary leaves to cherish her memories one son and daughter-in-law; David and Trenia Tooley of Kansas City, two sisters, Lucille Tooley and Anna (Reuben) Tisdale all of Salisbury, two nieces, Patricia Tolley of Macon and Kennetha Tisdale of Leander, TX; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren, and a host of great nieces and nephews, cousins and special friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, James Laverne Hockaday, one brother, George Tooley, Jr and two sisters, Georgia Mae Tooley and Lorene Tooley.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, December 15, at 1:00 pm at Eastlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery in Salisbury.  Visitation is Thursday from Noon till 12:45 pm at Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury.  Memorials are suggested to the St. Luke A.M.E. Church.

Officiant: Rev Keith Cordier
Musician: Emma Cropp

 
Anthony Richard Wandrey, 17 of Salisbury, formerly of Madison died Monday, November 28, 2005, at home. He was born January 22, 1988 in Moberly the son of Keith Alan and Carla Sue (Gibler) Wandrey. Anthony had resided in Salisbury the past 3 years coming from Madison.

He was a junior (Special Education) at Salisbury High School and he was of the Christian faith.

Anthony was preceded in death by his father, survivors include his mother and step-father, Carla and Mike Green of Salisbury, two brothers, Aaron Wandrey and his wife Yvette of Madison and Adam Wandrey of Salisbury, a sister, Melissa Kimbrough and her husband Donnie of Moberly, two step-brothers, Sgt. Justin Green and wife Amanda of Tigrit, Iraq and Jordan Green of Broomfield, Co; one step-sister, Jenna Green of Warrensburg, Mo; Step-Paternal Grandparents, Sam and Wanda Green of College Mound, Mo; Step-Paternal great grandmother, Mildred Miller of Columbia, MO and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews

Funeral services will be Saturday, December 3, 2005 at 2:00p.m. at Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury. Visitation is Saturday from Noon til service time. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery in Madison. Memorials are suggested to the Judevine Autism Project.

Officiant; Rev. Kevin Fox
Organist; Glenda Sutton
Vocalist; Connie Hulett
Pallbearers; Earl Gibler, Roy Gibler, Frank Gibler, David Gibler, Nelson Gibler, Larry Wandrey, Greg Green
Hon. Pallbearers, Aaron Wandrey, Adam Wandrey, Sgt Justin Green, Jordan Green

 
Wilma Grace Perkins, 82, of Salisbury died Monday, November 28, 2005 at her home.  She was born October 6, 1923 in Salisbury the daughter of Willie and LaVena (Summers) Wisdom.

Wilma was a graduate of Salisbury High School Class of 1943. She married Herbert Perkins on August 7, 1942 in Salisbury and he preceded her in death on August 19, 1976.  Mrs Perkins was a homemaker and of the Christian faith.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law; Gene and Norma Perkins of Sedalia, MO; a daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Bill Larue of Olive Branch, Mississippi, two sisters, Dortha Duncan of Callao, MO and Peggy Pearman of Keytesville, five grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, one great, great grandchild, and three nieces and three nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 1, 2005 at 1:00 pm at Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury.  Visitation is from noon Thursday until 1:00 service time.  Burial will be in the Salisbury City Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Officiant: Rev. Kevin Fox
Organist: Marva Davis
Vocalist: Sara Linhart
Pallbearers: Michael Barnes, Brett Perkins, Billy Pearman, Randy Pearman, Leslie Howard, and Ricky Jones

 
Myrtle Ann Fuenfhausen, 90, died at her home in Salisbury, Thursday, November 3, 2005. She was born September 5, 1915 near Lucerne, the daughter of Guy E. and Chloe (Pickenpaugh) Fleshman. She married Leonard A. Fuenfhausen on May 11, 1946 in Salisbury.

Mrs. Fuenfhausen received her bachelor’s degree from N.E. Missouri State University. She taught school 29 years in Prairie Hill, Salisbury, Clifton Hill, Huntsville and also in the States of Illinois, Michigan and Washington. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Salisbury and the C and R County Liners.

Survivors include her husband Leonard of the home, one daughter Annetta Hamlin of Jefferson City, one sister and brother-in-law, Bernadean and David Taraba, Pueblo, CO, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation is 4-6:00 p.m. Friday, November 4th at the Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury. Services are 10:30 a.m., Saturday, November 5th at the Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury with burial in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Salisbury. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church in Salisbury.

Minister: Rev. Ron Routledge
Organist: Jean Marie Harvey
Vocalist: Louise Ann Routledge
Pallbearers: Ernie Perkins, Irvin Maddox Jerry Springer, Tom Haffcke, Bill Linneman, John Moore

 
Deloris Helm, 73, of Keytesville, MO died October 31, 2005 at Moberly Regional Medical Center in Moberly. Deloris was born August 6, 1932 in Miami Station, MO the daughter of Richard Denzel and Irene Isabelle (McKelvery) Thomas, Sr.. She married Billy Clay Helm, Sr. on July 9, 1949 in Carrollton, MO and he preceded her in death on August 23, 2003.

Deloris is survived by a son Billy Helm, Jr (Valerie) of Dalton, MO; two daughter’s Rose Minks (John Sargent) of Los Cruces, New Mexico and Debbie Rumph (Gary) of Greenville, TX, two brother’s Richard Thomas of Roanoke, TX and Harry Thomas of Richmond, MO, six grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents, a brother Lloyd Thomas and sister Florence Bargold.

Memorial graveside services are 1:00 p.m,Wednesday, October 2, 2005 at Horton Cemetery near Bosworth, MO, under the direction of Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cleve Iman VFW Post #4926.

Minister: Rev. Lanny Lybarger

 
Myrl Jean Elliott, 78, of Triplett, MO, died October 26, 2005 at her home. Myrl Jean was born on February 2, 1927 in Brunswick, MO the daughter of Albert and Edmonia (Storm) Meyer. She married Robie Joe Elliott on August 19, 1946 in Kansas City, Kansas.

Mrs. Elliott was a lifelong Triplett and Brunswick resident. She worked in sales at the Uptown Drugstore, Glen’s Men’s Store for over twenty years, and enjoyed cooking and caring for her family. She was of the Methodist faith.

Myrl is survived by her husband Robie Joe of the home; three son’s D. Gale Elliott and wife Karen of Brunswick; Greg Elliott and wife Jackie of Brunswick; Robie Gene and wife Pam of Kirksville, MO; two brothers Roland Gayle and Betty Meyer of Rothville, MO; Ralph “Pumpkin” and Patricia Meyer of Brunswick; two sisters Mary Beth and Roy Lee Olvader of Brunswick; Joan Albrecth of Indianaplois, IN; a brother-in-law Lloyd Deierling of Moberly, MO; nine grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Her parents; a sister Dana Deierling and a great grandson Simien Ker, brother-in-law Jim Albrecth preceded her in death.

Graveside services are Saturday, October 29, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at the Elliott Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ellliott Grove Cemetery Association.

Minister: Rev. Gail Brown
Pallbearers: Clint Elliott, Ryan Elliott, Chris Elliott, Gregory Elliott, Robie Burke Elliott, D.J. Elliott

 
Lester L. Hepburn, 82, passed away at his home in Salisbury on October 27, 2005. He was born February 15, 1923 in the Fort Henry neighborhood near Huntsville, MO. He was the son of Terrell and Middie (Woods) Hepburn.

He attended Fort Henry grade school and graduated from Huntsville High School. He was a World War II veteran, serving as Military Police in the Air Force, from 1943 until 1946. Lester served in France, Czechoslovakia, Germany, and England, receiving an honorable discharge.

He worked for the Teamster’s Union and Orscheln Truck Line. He was a member of the Teamster’s Union local 534 for 35 years, a member of the American Legion Post 1000 of Jefferson City, Moose Lodge #1494 of Sedalia, Antique Car Club and Nazarene Church.

Survivors are his wife Jessie of the home, son Edward and Linda Hepburn of Benton, Kansas, daughter Carol and Howard Elmore of Salisbury, and son Mark and Joy Brsuchalski of Slater, MO, grandchildren Sheryl and Doug Malloy Nadine and family. Debra and Larry Henke and family, Randy Elmore and daughters, Jeff and Lesa Elmore, Zachary Brsuchalski, Travis and Michelle Swift, Tanner and Tara Swift, Amy Ward and daughter, a nephew J.T. (Buck) and Kay Hepburn and family, a niece Sarah and Charles Shoaf and family. Lester was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Jim and Emmitt Hepburn, sister Dorothy Meyers and daughter Hazel Ward.

Visitation was 1-2:00 p.m., Saturday October 28th with a Memory service following at 2:00 p.m. at the Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury. Memorials may be made to the Boone Hospital Heart Research Fund.

Minister: Rev. Nathan Argent
Organist: Jean Marie Harvey
Vocalist: Debra Sellers

 
Kimberly Ann Adam, 36 of Columbia, Missouri formerly of Salisbury died Monday, October 24, 2005 at the Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. She was born December 23, 1968 in Colorado Springs, Co, the daughter of William F. and Carol Lynn (Epperson) Marek.

Kim was a graduate of the Salisbury High School Class of 1987, she received a bachelors degree in accounting from the University of Missouri.

Kim married Christopher Adam on July 8, 1995 at the St. Joseph Catholic church in Salisbury and he survives of the home.

She worked as a budget analysis for the Department of Natural Resources for 12 years in Jefferson City, she was a member of the St. Peter’s Catholic church in Jefferson City and a former member of St. Joseph Catholic church in Salisbury.

Survivors include her husband, Christopher and their two daughters, Elizabeth Pearl Adam age 7 and Caroline Benita Adam age 4 all of the home, parents, William and Carol Marek of Salisbury, mother and father-in-law; Ronald and Mary Adam of Jefferson City, maternal grandmother, Pearl Elizabeth Epperson of Sumner, Mo; two brothers and their wives, Steve and Sandra Marek of Moberly and Darin and Jeri Marek of Salisbury, two sisters, Melinda and her husband Brent Fuemmeler of Glasgow and Amy Marek of Columbia, sister-in-law; Amy and Charles Roessler of St. Louis, Mo; brother-in-law; Paul Adam of Austin, Tx. Six nieces and two nephews and many cousins and friends.

Mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005 at 11:00a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic church in Salisbury with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation is Wednesday from 3 til 8:30p.m. with rosaries at 3:30p.m. and 8:00p.m. at Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury. Memorials are suggested to the St. Joseph School Foundation or the Elizabeth & Caroline Educational Fund.

 
George S. "Dick" Thompson, 86, of Salisbury, died Monday, October 17, 2005 at his residence.  He was born June 17, 1919 in Bevier, Missouri the son of George S. and Amelia Monique (Kealey) Thompson.

George married Helen Jones and she survives of the home.  He was a graduate of Central College of Fayette and he received his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

George was a team leader for the Alamo Scout's during WWII, serving as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific.  He was awarded two Silver stars and two Bronze stars.

Following the war George went into practice as a private attorney, he served as prosecuting attorney for Chariton County, attorney for the City of Salisbury for many years, served as associate circuit judge for Chariton County for over 18 years.  He was a charter member of the board of directors for the Ingram Trust Fund.

Survivors include his wife of the home, one son and daughter-in-law; Michael and Sally Thompson of Parkville, MO; two daughters and sons-in-law; Monique and Jim Sheldon of Lake Forest, KS and Megan and Tim Williams of Overland Park, KS, five grandchildren and one great granddaughter.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Hallie Jean Thompson.

Memorial services are Friday, October 21, 2:00 pm at Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury.  In lieu of flowers family suggest memorials to the Ingram Trust Fund.

 
William F. “Buddy” Garner, 94, of Brunswick, formerly of Salisbury, died October 10, 2005 at Brunswick Nursing Home. William was born September 2, 1911 the son of William E. and Mon Zella Garner. He married Zola Price on May 27, 1936 in Salisbury and she survives him.

Mr. Garner lived in Keytesville, Moberly & Salisbury before moving to Brunswick in 2002. He retired from DuPont as a yardman, and also farmed and was janitor for the Chariton County Court House for many years. Mr. Garner served in the U.S. Merchant Marines as a cook and steward during WWII.

His wife Zola of Brunswick Nursing Home and several nieces and nephews survive Mr. Garner. His brother Dolan Garner, half brother Harry Garner and a sister Monnie Marie Garner preceded him in death.

Visitation is noon til 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 12, 2005 with services following at 1:00 p.m. at Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury. Burial in Memorial Park Cemetery in Moberly. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brunswick Nursing Home.

Minister: Rev. Nathan Argent
Organist: Jean Marie Harvey
Vocalist: Sara Linhart
Pallbearers: Edward Price, Elmer Price, Tom Enderle, Jim Schab, Kendal Meier

 
Stella Elizabeth Locke Freemyer, 92, of Salisbury died October 9, 2005 at Chariton Park Health Care Center in Salisbury. She was born July 31, 1913 in Conway, Iowa the daughter of Vern Welcome and Maude Elizabeth (Nendick) Myers.

Mrs. Freemyer graduted from Conway High School. She then attended Northwest Missouri University and received a B.S. degree in education with majors in Home Economics and Business Education. After graduating from college, Stella was a teacher at Medon High School for two years.

Stella married Ralph Henry Locke on May 19, 1935. After marriage to Ralph, Stella taught Business Ed for two years in Tina, Missouri. Around 1940 they moved to Brunswick, Missouri, where they taught almost two years. After WW II they moved to Salisbury, Missouri and started a radio repair shop, music and appliance store. They sold televisions, radios, records, pianos, etc. In 1952 they sold the store and bought a farm North of Salisbury. She was a member of the Salisbury United Methodist Church & the United Methodist Church in Bedford, IA, 50 year member of the Eastern Star, and a former 4-H Leader.

Ralph preceded Stella in death in January 1985, after almost 50 years of marriage. In August 1987 she married Zelbert Freemyer of Bedford, Iowa. She lived in Taylor Co., Iowa from 1987 til 1997.

Mrs. Freemyer is survived by her husband L. Zelbert Freemeyer of Bedford, IA; a son Robert Locke of Salisbury, MO; two daughter’s Evelyn Archer and husband Bill of St. Louis, MO; Kathryn Degenhardt and husband David of Monmouth, Oregon; six grandchildren; and three nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband; two sisters Virginia Wright and Geraldine Bosold.

Visitation is 5-7:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 12, 2005 with serviced following a 7:00 p.m. at the Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury. Graveside services are 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 13 at Asbury Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Asbury Cemetery Assocaiton or to the Ralph H. Locke Scholarship Fund @ Central Methodist University at Fayette, MO.

Minister: Rev. Kevin Fox
Organist: Marva Davis

 
Richard D. “Rick” Arp, 48, died October 8, 2005 at his home in Keytesville. Rick was born May 20, 1957 in Brookfield, MO the son of Darrell and Mary (Joseph) Arp.

Mr. Arp was a lifelong Chariton County resident. He was a graduate of the Keytesville High School Class of 1975. Mr. Arp had worked for the Norfolk and Southern Railroad for 29 years. He was a member of the Zion United Methodist Church in Brunswick.

Mr. Arp is survived by his mother and step-father Mary and J.C. Jones of Keytesville, MO; two daughter’s Jessica Bloss of Keyesville, Mo; Kimberly McElhaney and husband Kenneth of Brookfield, MO; step-mother Eleanor Arp of Thomasboro, Ill; brother Dennis Arp and wife Margo of Independence, MO; two sister’s Debra Jo Jackson and husband Jon of Leawood, KS; Denise Blackwell and husband Rod of Keytesville, MO; four grandchildren Zachariah Bloss; Garrett McElhaney; twins Elisha & Isaiah Bloss; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Darrell Arp on February 9, 2001.

Graveside services are 10:30 a.m., Monday, October 10, 2005 at Newcomer Cemetery near Mendon, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to the Newcomer Cemetery Association.

 
Carl Cox, 93, of Salisbury died Saturday, October 8, 2005 at his home in Salisbury. He was born January 11, 1912 in Blackwater, Mo. the son of Carl and Jesse (Hinton) Cox.

He married Christena Robbins on June 18, 1932 in Littleton, Co. and she preceded him in death on June 20, 2000.

Carl moved to Salisbury from Clifton Hill in 1964. He was a member of the Salisbury Baptist church and was a Deacon Emeritus. Carl was a dairy farmer and welder for many, many years.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law; Wayne and Faye Cox of Columbia, Mo. a daughter and son-in-law; Ileen and Orville Dunivent of Salisbury, two brothers, Raymond Cox of Anaheim, Ca; Keith Cox of Springfield, Mo; on sister, Beverly Lyons of Colorado Springs, Co; six grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, five great, great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, infant daughter, Evelyn Cox, one brother, E.M. “Bud” Cox and one sister, Mary Wilcox.

Visitation is Tuesday from 5 til 7:00p.m with funeral services at 7:00p.m. At the Salisbury Baptist church (under direction of Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury) Private family graveside service will take place Wednesday at Clifton Hill Cemetery in Clifton Hill, Mo. In lieu of flowers, family suggest memorials to Coyote Hills Christian Children’s Home,

Officiant; Rev. Nathan Argent

 
Erna Weiseman, 88, of Salisbury, died October 4, 2005 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, MO. Erna was born March 18, 1917 in Forest Green, MO the daughter of Herman and Eleanora (Haffcke) Sanders. She married Leonard F. Weiseman on September 4, 1937 at Salem Lutheran Church in Forest Green, MO.

Mrs. Weiseman was a lifelong area resident. She worked for the Hawthorn Factory in Glasgow, Lentz Meat Market, Sweeney Manufacturing; and the Braille workshop in Brunswick for several years. Mrs. Weiseman was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Salisbury. She very much enjoyed her grandchildren, baking and cooking.

Mrs. Weiseman is survived by her two son’s Larry Weiseman and wife MarWha; Jerry Weiseman and wife Dorothy all of Salisbury; a brother Floyd Sanders of Salisbury; four grandchildren Ryan Weiseman and wife Stacy; Lisa Weiseman; Shelly Gibson and husband Matt; Kevin Weiseman and wife Karla; five great grandchildren Conner and Trenton Gibson; Alyssa, Mikaela, Jacob Weiseman; several nieces and nephews. Erna was preceded in death by her husband Leonard on January 27, 1994; infant daughter Joann; two brothers Gus Sanders and Verne Sanders.

Visitation is 6-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 5th at the Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury. Funeral is 10:30 a.m., Thursday, October 6th at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Salisbury. Burial in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church or the American Heart Association.

Minister: Pastor Laurence Carlson
Organist: Cheryl Curry
Vocalist: Tim Curry
Pallbearers: Ryan Weiseman, Kevin Weiseman, Matt Gibson, Steve Sanders, Dale Sanders, Brent Massie, Chris Sanders, & Mitch Sanders

 
Fannie Beatrice Reische, 98, of Dalton, MO died Thursday, September 29, 2005 at her home. Fannie was born August 9, 1907 in Keytesville, MO the daughter of William F. and Annie Lee (Drinkard) Dooley. She married Lawrence A. Reische, and he preceded her in death on August 6, 1982.

Mrs. Reische was a lifelong Chariton County resident. She joined the Keytesville Christian Church in 1918 and later transferred to the Dalton United Methodist Church.

A son Jack Reische and wife Georgia of Dalton, MO; a daughter Margaret Ann Meade of Brunswick, MO; a nephew Larry Dooley of Fulton, MO; seven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren survive Mrs. Reische. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a son Bob Reische; two brothers Jesse Ray and Roy Dooley; and a sister Louise Crary.

Visitation is Saturday, October 1, 2005, from 10:00 a.m. til service time at 11:00 a.m. at the Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury, MO. Burial in Eastlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery in Salisbury. Memorial contributions may be made to the Howard County Hospice.

 
Martha E. Kinney, 79, formerly of Kansas City, passed away at her home in Salisbury, Missouri on Wednesday, September 21, 2005. Martha was born April Fools Day 1926 to Ruby and James Killman in Altus, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Glenn J. Kinney.

Martha is survived by her daughters, Martha Gail Knecht of Rohnert Park, California; Kay Sutherland and husband James of Salisbury; grandchildren Michael Rohlena and wife Teresa of Petulma, California; Vickay Smith and husband Paul of Richmond, Virginia; Staff Sergeant 1st Class Edmond Rohlena and wife Carola of Giessen, Germany; and Timothy Shoemaker and wife Kathy of Hanesville, Illinois; great grandchildren Timothy and Cailey Smith; Skyler, Brandon, and Hunter Shoemaker, Danny, Anna, and Jake Krusenklaus; three sister’s Barbara Hughes; Mary Clifton: Joreen Killman; two brother’s Paul Killman and Carroll Killman.

Martha will be missed by family and many friends.

A Celebration of Martha’s life will be Saturday, September 24, 2005 (times pending) at the Fairview-McCurry Cemetery north of Salisbury, with visitation prior at Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury. (660-388-5800) Memorial contributions may be made in Martha’s memory to Home Care Mid Missouri Hospice, 102 West Reed Street, Moberly, MO 65270.

 
Mary A. Wienhaus, 98, of rural Salisbury, died Monday, September 19, 2005 at Moberly Regional Medical Center. She was born October 12, 1906 in rural Salisbury the daughter of George J. and Helen (Locke) Henke.

Mary married William Frederick Wienhaus on October 23, 1928 in Salisbury and he preceded her in death on October 4, 1985.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salisbury, and the St. Joseph Altar Sodality.

Mary is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Alfred and Marilyn Wienhaus of Clifton Hill, two daughters and sons-in-law, Irene and Walter Westhues and Florence and Ervin Abeln all of Moberly, a son-in-law and his wife, Pete and Carolyn Schumann of Moberly, twenty-five grandchildren, fifty-six great grandchildren, seventeen great,great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. she was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Erma Schumann June 28, 1978, son-in-law; Leo Risch, two brothers, Henry and Ben Henke, five sisters, Lena Henke, Anna Kruessel, Gertrude Marek, Margaret Boss, Angeline Hartmann, one grandchild, Kelly Schumann and one great grandson Collin Bert Westhues

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, September 22, 2005 at 10:30a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salisbury with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation is Wednesday from 5 til 8:00p.m. at the Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury. Memorials are suggested to the St. Joseph School Foundation.

Officiant: Fr. William Korte
Organist; David Sturm
Vocalist; Carol Stundebeck
Pallbearers; Nick and Mike Wienhaus, Bob and Stan Westhues, Kenny and Chris Schumann and Charles Robb

 
Jared Lyle Perry, 19, of Salisbury, crossed over into eternal life September 8, 2005 after a courageous five year battle with cancer.

Jared was born August 29, 1986 in Moberly to Jeffrey and Elizabeth Perry who survive him of the home, along with a sister, Morgan Anne, of Columbia.  Also surviving are grandparents Carolyn and Jodie Jackson, Moberly; Ray and Glenda Perry, Huntsville; and Mary Kay Hannah of Novinger.  Also surviving are cousins, aunts and uncles. Those in the area include Jordan, Lori and Kyler Perry, Moberly; Joan and Joe Snodgrass, Moberly; Devin, Jamie and Bailee Snodgrass of Ashland; Derek and Miranda Snodgrass of Chesterfield; Julie Land, Corey and Amber; Adam and Lindsay, Olivia and Sarah, all of Huntsville; and Brian Perry of Huntsville.

Among those waiting to greet him were his great-grandparents Merle and Margaret Rice and grandfather Joe Hannah.

Graduating from high school was very important to Jared.  This past May he attained this goal at Salisbury High School as he walked with his graduating class and received his diploma. As he was able, he was active in FFA and Band, and received the honor designating him as the "Twelfth Man on the Field" by the high school football team.

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, September 17, 2005 at 1:00 pm in Salisbury at the Summerville Funeral Home.  Memorial donations to the American Brain Tumor Association are suggested in lieu of floral arrangements.

 
Ray G. Stark, 90, of Keytesville, MO died September 6, 2005 at Moberly Regional Medical Center in Moberly. Ray was born March 6, 1915 in Keytesville the son of Luther and Mattie (Gallimore) Stark. He married Edith (Grotjan) Ray on September 2, 1965 in Marshall, MO.

Ray was a lifelong Chariton County resident, living in Brunswick and moving to Keytesville in 1993. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean Conflict, leaving the military, receiving an honorable discharge. Ray attended the University of Missouri for 3 years. He was a meter technician for Kansa City Power & Light- east district, retiring on December 31, 1977. Ray was a member of the Keytesville United Methodist Church, Rucker-McAllister Post of the American Legion in Brunswick #7, Cleve Iman Memorial VFW Post 4926, Keytesville Masonic Lodge #47, Ararat Shrine Temple in Kansas City, MO and various electrical unions.

Ray is survived by his wife Edith of the home; a stepson Richard Ray of Mexico, MO; a brother Luther Stark of Brunswick, MO; three grandchildren Patrick Ray of Independence, MO; Jennifer Mueller of Granite City, Ill; and Mindy Dean of Hannibal, MO; a great granddaughter Racheal Mueller of Granite City, Ill; one brother – in-law; Elton Grotjan of the home and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brother’s Jim and Woodrow Stark and sister Ann Herring.

Visitation is 6-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 7th at the Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury. Services are 1:00 p.m., Thursday September 8th at the Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury, with burial in Dalton Cemetery. Military graveside services were provided by the Rucker-McAllister Post #7. Memorial contributions may be made to the Keytesville United Methodist Church or to the Dalton Cemetery Association.

Minister: Rev. Glenna McVeigh
Organist: Jean Marie Harvey
Vocalist: Debra Sellers

Pallbearers: Jim Wheeler, Donald Lee Grotjan, J.C. Jones, Jack Reische, Chris Hughes, Steve Smith

Honorary Pallbearers: Jim Briggs, Charles Hayes, Dean Piercy, Bill “Junior” Holtmeyer, Don “Buck “ Staples

 
Henry A. Macklin, 69, of Salisbury, died Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at the Boone County Hospital in Columbia.  He was born May 11, 1936 in Chillicothe, Missouri the son of Marshall and Lida (Vinson) Macklin.

Henry married Georgia Kathryn McIntire and she preceded him in death.  On July 6, 1969 he married Karleen Anderson in Salisbury and she survives of the home.

Henry worked for Semco Co as a sheetmetal worker in Sedalia and Salisbury for 30 years.  He was a member of the Sheetmetal Workers Union Local #2, also he enjoyed woodworking with crafts and attended many area craft shows, was a lifetime member of the Handyman Woodworking Club, and was of the Christian faith.

Henry was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Randy Eugene Newton, one daughter, Kathryn Sue Macklin, his first wife, one brother, Daryl Macklin and one sister, Velma Corzette.  He is survived by his second wife, Karleen of the home, four daughters, Dawn Macklin of Moberly, Lida (Kevin (Lenz) of Boonville, Sharon Macklin and her fiancée, Donald Bixenman both of Salisbury and Erin Macklin and special friend Joe Cruse both of Salisbury, one granddaughter, Madison Lenz of Boonville, one brother, Vernon Macklin of Macon; three sisters, Dr. Ruth Jean Schroeder of Melrose, WI; Sandra Lorick of Ladson, S.C; Phyllis Gwynn on Brandon, FL and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 3, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury with burial in St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery in Salisbury.  Visitation is Friday 6 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Officiant: Fr. William Korte.

 
Frederick Henry Adler, 52, of Clifton Hill, MO, died August 28, 2005 at Lake Regional Health Care Center at the Lake of the Ozarks, MO. Fred was born February 1, 1953 in Moberly, MO the son of Harry A. and Mary Catherine (Widmer) Adler. Mr. Adler married Libby Smith on December 20, 1975 in Salisbury, MO.

Mr. Adler was a lifelong area resident. He was a 1971 graduate of the St. Joseph High School in Salisbury. He had worked for AECI and Peabody Coal Mines, holding various positions. For the last 10 years he has worked for Orscheln Properties in their maintenance department. Mr. Adler was of the Catholic faith. He was a member of the United Mine Workers Union, the Salisbury Men’s Golf League, and enjoyed woodworking in oak.

Mr. Adler is survived by his wife Libby of the home; two son’s Chris Adler and wife Shauna of Columbia, MO, Scott Adler and fiancée’ Becky Evers of Kansas City, MO; a daughter Carrie Ann Adler and special friend Daniel White of Denver, CO; his step-mother Hildred Adler of Springfield, MO; two brother’s Gary Adler and wife Joann of Liberty, MO, Jim Adler of Kansas City, MO; two sister’s Kay Boyd and husband Jay of Lake Ozark, MO, Cindy Adler of Dallas TX; grandson Garrett Adler of Columbia, MO; in-law’s Paul and Lillian Smith of Clifton Hill, MO; two sister-in-law Paula Overfelt of St. Joseph, MO, Linda Smith of Overland Park, KS; one uncle Frederick Adler of St. Louis, MO; special family adopted brother Richard Thieman of Kansas City, MO; and several nieces, nephews, great niece and nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister Marianne Adler on April 30, 1969.

Visitation is 5-8:00 p.m., with Rosary at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 30th, at Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 31st at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salisbury with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Crippled Children’s Hospital or to the American Heart Association..

 
Helen Elizabeth Twyman, 94, of Salisbury, died August 24, 2005 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. Helen was born August 10, 1911 in rural Clifton Hill the daughter of Joseph Yancy and Maggie Jane (Stoner) Turner. She married Harold Henderson Twyman on February 20, 1935 in Clifton Hill and he preceded her in death on October 20, 1989.

Mrs. Twyman was a homemaker, a member of the Prairie Hill Baptist church, a 60+-year member of the Willing Workers Club, and the Thomas Hill Community Club. She enjoyed piecing quilts and crochet.

Three grandchildren Melinda Twyman of Columbia, MO, Suzan Greer of Salisbury, Donnie Twyman of Huntsville; a daughter-in-law Diane Twyman of Salisbury; two great grandchildren Taylor and Tyler Greer of Salisbury; several nieces and nephews survive Mrs. Twyman. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; and son Donald Twyman on October 8, 1981; brother’s Onie and Walter Turner; half brother’s Clarence and Sam Turner; and a half sister Carrie Turner Eagan.

Visitation is 1-2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 27th at the Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury with services following at 2:00 p.m. at the Summerville Funeral Home. Burial in Prairie Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or Prairie Hill Cemetery.

 
John Stephen (Steve) Widmer, 58, of Salisbury, died Tuesday, August 9, 2005 at his residence in Salisbury.  Steve was born July 25, 1947 in Boonville, Missouri the son of John R. and Gertrude (Roling) Widmer.

Steve was a graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Hannibal, MO, Conception Abbey College in Conception, MO and attended Josephenum Theological Seminary in Columbus, OH.  He was employed at the Apple Market in Salisbury.

Steve is survived by his sisters, Susie Vater and her husband Don of Moberly, MO; Jean Reichert and her husband Mick of Liberty, MO; Sara Kindhart of Salisbury, MO; and Laura Widmer of Maryville, MO.  Three nieces, Lisa Essig, Jan Olinger and Jill Reichert. Four nephews, Rick Kindhart, John Kindhart, Scott Vater and Jason Reichert.  Four great nieces and five great nephews.  His parents preceded him in death.

Visitation with family will be Thursday, August 11, 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm; Rosary will be said at 7:00 pm at the Summerville Funeral Home Chapel.

Mass will be celebrated Friday, August 12, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salisbury with interment in the St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph School Foundation in Steve's name.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Summerville Funeral home in Salisbury.

Pallbearers:  Fred Alder, Jim Alder, Wally Iman, Ben Iman, Rick Clark, Dennis Abeln, Mike Keller, Dan Windmiller.

Honorary Pallbearers: Ray Widmer, John Widmer, Bob Widmer, Dick Widmer, Tom Widmer, Gary Adler, Marion Weber, Jim Fuenfhausen, Ken Fuenfhausen, Scott Fuenfhasen, Mark Roling and Todd Roling

 
Clarence Eugene McKee, 78, of Keytesville died Sunday, August 7, 2005 at the Brunswick Nursing Home.  Clarence was a retired plumber, and a veteran of the US Army serving in WWII.

Survivors include his fiancée Tille Clark of Keytesville, a sister Hazel McDowell of Walls, Mississippi.

He was cremated at his request and inurnment will be private. Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury were in charge of arrangements.

 
Edward Eugene (Gene) Wiseman, 80, of rural Keytesville died Thursday, August 4, 2005 at his residence.  He was born August 25, 1924 in Triplett the son of Edward Carl and Elsie Mae (Bearden) Wiseman.

Gene served in the U.S. Army during WW 2 receiving an honorable discharge.  Gene was a retired employee of Owens Corning in Kansas City.

Survivors include two sons Edward Eugene Wiseman, Jr. of Tennessee and James Michael Wiseman of Tennessee.  Four stepsons James and his wife Thresia Greenwood of Belton, Missouri, David and his wife Debbie Greenwood of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, John Greenwood, Excelsior Springs, Missouri and Jerry Codner of Tennessee.  A stepdaughter, Leona.  His brother Dale and his wife Claudia Wiseman of Independence, Missouri, Nieces and nephews Maxine and her husband Boyd Jordan of Moberly, Leslie and his wife Alice Cunningham of Bunceton, Missouri, Joyce and her husband Lawrence Rasmussen of Moberly and Linda and her husband Glenn Downs of Phoenix, Arizona, Carl and his wife Anna Mae Cunningham of  Moberly, Missouri.  Preceding him in death was his wife Daisy (Baldridge), his parents, a sister and brother-in-law Weldon and Mary Louise Cunningham and a step son Victor Greenwood.

Visitation will be Saturday, August 6, 2005, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. at the Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury, Missouri.  Private interment services will follow at the Prairie valley Cemetery in Salisbury.   Memorials are suggested to the Prairie Valley Cemetery.

 
Suzanne Walser, 54, of Salisbury, died July 17, 2005 at Columbia Regional Hospital in Columbia, MO. Suzanne was born July 3, 1951 in Carrollton, MO the daughter of Clarence Orville and Angela Jeanette (Taylor) Drew. She married Larry Walser on October 27, 1967 in Keytesville, MO and he survives of the home.

Mrs. Walser was a lifelong area resident. She was a graduate of the Keytesville High School class of 1969. Mrs. Walser was a clerk for Walsworth Publishing in Marceline for the past 15 years. She was a member of the Keytesville United Methodist Church, and the National Arts Society. Mrs. Walser taught many art classes in the area, and enjoyed painting, gardening and flowers.

Mrs. Wasler is survived by hers husband Larry; her mother Angela Drew of Keytesville, MO; two daughter’s Annjeanette Hubbard and husband Kevin of Keytesville, MO, Shelly Bates and husband Kevin of Maryland Heights, MO; three brothers Walter David Drew of Kansas City, MO, Dennis Drew of Clifton Hill, MO, Daniel Drew of Gladstone, MO; three grandchildren Cam Hubbard, Clarissa Hubbard, Gabrielle Hubbard; a great grandson Bowen Weiser; several nieces and nephews. Her father and a brother David Drew preceded her in death.

Memorial services are Thursday, July 21, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at the Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury. No visitation. Memorials may be made to the Howard County Hospice.

Minister: Rev. Glenna McVeigh
Organist: Glenda Sutton
Vocalist: Debra Sellers.

 
JoAnn Mary (Sughru) McGill, 65, of Keytesville, (Lake Nehai) MO, died July 15, 2005 at University Hospital and Clinics in Columbia, MO.  JoAnn was born January 13, 1940 in Hannibal, MO the daughter of Michael and Alta Mae (Brooks) Sughru.

Ms. McGill was a nurse specializing in geriatric care for many area nursing homes and was manager of Bristol Manor in Salisbury from 1993 - 1999.  She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salisbury and a member of the Rebecca's Club.

Ms. McGill is survived by two son's, Ronald Yount and wife Wendy of Clarence, MO, John Yount and wife Karen of Baton Rouge, LA; a daughter Jeanette Linebaugh and husband Douglas of Columbia, MO; a sister Shirley  Bridges of Hannibal, MO; nine grandchildren, six great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Karine Morris in 1993, two sisters Helen M. Hall and Jeanette Lehenbauer.

Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salisbury with a 2:00 p.m. graveside service at Holy Family Church Cemetery in Hannibal.  Visitation is Tuesday from 9 till 9:30 a.m. with a 9:30 Rebecca's service at Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury.  Memorials are suggested to the St. Joseph School Foundation or American Cancer Society.

Honorary Bearers are her grandchildren, Johnny B Ruddell, Ronald Yount, Jr., Joshua Yount, Paris Yount, Michael Yount, Bailey Linebaugh, Connor Linebaugh, Kat Yount, Milena Sien.

 
Ernest Ray "Ernie" McSparren, 50, of Orrick, MO, formerly of Salisbury, MO died July 11, 2005 at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall, MO.  Ernie was born October 8, 1954 in Moberly, MO the son of Arnold and Vera Louise (Hulett) McSparren.

Mr. McSparren was a graduate of Salisbury High School.  He was a farmer.

Mr. McSparren is survived by his brothers Rick McSparren and wife Tonna of Salisbury, Stanley McSparren and wife Susan of Orrick, MO, two nieces, one nephew, aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends.  His parents preceded him in death.

Mr. McSparren was cremated.  A private family memorial service is planned for a later date.  Memorials may be made to the Fairview-McCurry Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury.

 
Frank Edgar Coy, 77 of rural Keytesville (Rockford Hills) died Friday, July 8, 2005 at his home.  He was born August 23, 1927 in rural Keytesville the son of Charles Edgar and Sarah Eady (Cox) Coy.

He was baptized at an early age and was a member of the Elm Ridge Baptist Church.  Frank served in the U.S. Army during WWII receiving an honorable discharge, September 3, 1947.

He married Melissa Grace Thomson on August 13, 1951 in Harrison, Arkansas and to this union was born two daughters.

Frank worked for Wabash Railroad working as a welder and a crane operator before retiring.  He also was a farmer, raising tobacco since 1960.

Survivors include his wife Grace of the home, daughter and son-in-law; Phyllis and Frank Loudermilk of Leeton, MO, two sisters, Pearl Edwards of Brunswick and Ruby Stephens of Kirksville; grandchildren Erin Jarsulic and husband Justin of Raytown, MO; Christopher Schieni and wife Amy of Raleigh, NC; Amanda Loudermilk of Leeton, MO; one great granddaughter; Bailey Morgan Jarsulic; one sister-in-law, Ruth Coy of Greencastle, IN, one brother-in-law, William Holtmeyer, Jr of Brunswick and several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.  Preceding him in death were his parents, daughter, Frankie Roylene Coy at birth, three brothers, Andrew, DeWitt and Marlin, three sisters, Jane McSparren, Minnie Hayes, and Cynthia Holtmeyer.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the Asbury Cemetery south of Keytesville.  Memorials are suggested to the Asbury Cemetery Assn.

Officiant: Rev Rick Hall
Pallbearers: Bill Fox, Owen Burris, Christopher Schieni, Jim Rowe, Chris Hughes, Junior Littleton
Hon Pallbearers:  Dean Piercy, Gerald (Suz) Calvert, T.J. Cazzell, Keith Richardson, Jerry Hayes, Carlos Edwards, William Edwards, Charles Edwards, Jr, Johnny Coy, Jerry Coy and Edwin Calvert.

 
Donald R. Johnson, 65, of Salisbury, MO died July 4, 2005 at University Hospital in Columbia, MO. Mr. Johnson was born May 7, 1940 in rural Chariton Co., the son of Howard and Mildred (Maupin) Johnson. He married Linda Childers on July 2, 1966, and she preceded him in death on February 27, 2001. Mr. Johnson married Mary (Marshall) Ferguson on August 16, 2004 in Salisbury.

Mr. Johnson had worked for the Biltwell Clothing Factory. He was a member of the Salisbury Baptist Church.

Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife Mary of the home; two son’s Robbie Johnson of Salisbury, Donnie Johnson of the home; a daughter Mary (Dormain) Wilcox of Salisbury; one grandson; a step son David Ferguson of Salisbury; two stepdaughter’s Tina Gamblin and Tammy Ferguson of Salisbury; and seven step grandchildren; and one brother Wilfred Johnson of Billings, MO.

Graveside services are July 5, 2005, at 2:00 p.m., at Prairie Valley Cemetery, north of Salisbury, officiated by Rev. Nathan Argent. Graveside services under the direction of Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury.

 
Tommy Ray Adams, 62, of Keytesville, formerly of Kansas City and Odessa, MO area died Sunday, June 26, 2005 at his home.  He was born May 9, 1943 in Calico Rock, AK, the son of William Hazel and Marilla "Nanny"  (Watson) Adams.  Mr Adams married Juanita Willsie on May 23, 1964 in Kansas City, MO.

Mr Adams lived in the Odessa and Kansas City area before moving to Salisbury and Keytesville.  He worked on the assembly line for the General Motors Leads Plant in Kansas City for 17 years.  He was a member of the United Auto Workers Union Local 93 Leeds.

Mr Adams is survived by his wife, Juanita Adams of the home; two sons Vernon (LeeAnn) Adams of Odessa, MO, Tim Adams of Keytesville; three daughters Sherry Adams of Odessa, MO, Alicia (David) Davis of Keytesville, Ashley Adams of Keytesville, MO; two brothers Norman Adams of Grain Valley, MO, John Adams of Odessa, MO; one sister Joyce Kelton of Leavenworth, KS; nine grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.   His parents, and a brother Golman Adams preceded him in death.

Visitation is 2 - 3:00 pm, Wednesday, June 29 at the Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury.  Services are following at 3:00 pm at the Summerville Funeral Home with burial in Clifton Hill Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Howard Co. Hospice.

Minister:  Rev. Harold Young
Organist: Marva Davis
Vocalist: Kenny Boss
Pallbearers: David Davis, Steve Campbell, Zachary Adams, Joshua Adams, Eric Hankins, Cody Duff
Honorary Pallbearers:  Stephen Willsie and Gene Parr 

 
Ernest “Tuny” Bentley, 72, lifelong resident of Keytesville, died Saturday, June 25, 2005 at Columbia Regional Hospital. He was born January 29, 1933 in Keytesville the son of Ernest “Hoot” and Martha Bentley.

“Tuny” graduated from Keytesville High School Class of 1951, he then served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged.

He married Louise Marcum on February 20, 1988 in Keytesville and she survives of the home.

“Tuny was a farmer, helping his father on the family farmstead for many years, he also was a truck driver and most recently owned and operated the Keytesville Discount Store.

Survivors include his wife, four daughters, Joyce Bentley of Kansas City, Pam (Terry) Gunnells of Laplata, Sheila Hughes of Columbia, Lori Pippins of Salem, Or; three step-sons, Harry (Sally) Dingess Mt. Nebo, WV; Larry (Debbie) Dingess of Harts, WV; Barry (Belinda) Dingess, Logan, WV; one step-daughter, Karen (Rufus) Cantebury, of Lenore, WV; two sisters, Julia (Bob) Gaw, Moberly, Jodi (Don) Belcher, Fayette; eleven grandchildren and two great grandsons and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister at infantcy.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at 10:00a.m. at the Summerville Funeral in Salisbury with burial in Asbury cemetery with Military honors provided by Rucker- McAlister American Legion Post # 7 of Brunswick. Visitation is Monday evening from 5 til 8:00p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Asbury cemetery assn.

Officiant; Rev. Clyde Enyeart
Organist; Glenda Sutton Vocalist; Connie Hulett
Pallbearers, Shorty Casner, Terry Gunnells, Daniel Singleton, George Page, Melvard Dooley, Harry, Larry and Barry Dingess

 
Lena Vivien Friesz Tetlow Haston, 100, of Raytown, and a former resident of Keytesville, MO died June 20, 2005 at Hidden Lake Care Center of Raytown.

She was born April 2, 1905 in Keytesville to Charles and Fannie Burns Friesz.  She married Jesse Tetlow on Sept 24, 1924 who preceded her in death April 8, 1940. Later she was married on June 15, 1944 to Johnie Haston who preceded her in death Oct 9, 1982.

Vivien had been a housewife and homemaker, working in the fields when necessary.  She was a Methodist by faith and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 596 of Raytown.  She attended Keytesville High School as did all eight of her children.  She graduated in 1924 as salutatorian of her class.

Survivors include four sons, Tyson Tetlow and wife Lillian of Independence; Billy Tetlow of Lake Lotawana; Dale Tetlow and wife Barbara of Stanwood, WA and John V. Haston and wife Linda of Keytesville; one daughter Anna M Brown and husband Gene of Raytown; two daughters-in-law Gerry Tetlow of Raytown, Charlotte Tetlow of Pleasant Hill; fifteen grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren and two great great great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Martin and Homer Friesz; six sisters, Myrtle Spillers, Anna Friesz, Mable Sturm, Sallie Friesz, Willie Susewind, and Bonnie Sanders; three sons, Charles Tetlow, Ralph Tetlow, and Robert Tetlow; one grandson Thomas Tetlow.

A visitation will be held Wednesday June 22nd at Blue Ridge Blvd, United Methodist Church - 5055 Blue Ridge Blvd - Kansas City MO from 6:00 - pm. to 8:00 with a second visitation at the Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury, MO Thursday, June 23rd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held Friday, June 24 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Glenna McVeigh officiating under the direction of Summerville Funeral Home of Salisbury.  Burial in Dalton Cemetery at Dalton. Memorials may be made to the Crossroads Hospice or Dalton Cemetery.  Crossroads Hospice, 8540 Blue Ridge Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64138.  Dalton Cemetery, Dalton, MO 65246.

Pallbearers:  Tyson Tetlow, Billy Tetlow, Dale Tetlow, John V Haston, Gene Brown, Carl Owen Haston, Earl Wehmhoener

 
Anna Pearl Winn, 91, of Salisbury, MO died May 9, 2005 at the University Hospital in Columbia, MO.  Anna was born August 27, 1913 in Salisbury, MO the daughter of Ralph Van Hart and Loula Freeman Hutchinson.  She married Elvin Elwood Winn on May 8, 1932 in Armstrong, MO and he preceded her in death on May 15, 1998.

Mrs. Winn was a lifelong Chariton County resident.  She was a homemaker and member of the Salisbury Baptist Church.

A son Lawrence Winn and wife Helen of Independence; a daughter Alice Louise Wells and husband Ross of Eldon, Iowa; a brother Howard Hutchinson of Fayette, MO; five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; a niece Barbara Call and a nephew Randy Hutchinson survive Mrs. Winn.  Her husband, parents, brother Edward Hutchinson and sister-in-law Ruth preceded her in death.

Visitation is Thursday, May 12 from 2 - 3:00 p.m. at the Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury with services following at 3:00 pm at the funeral home.  Burial in Salisbury City Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Salisbury Baptist Church.

Minister: Rev. Kenny Ward

 
Arlene M Fitzgerald, 66 of Salisbury, died Monday, May 2, 2005 at the University Hospital and Clinics in Columbia, MO.  She was born July 22, 1938 in Billings, MT the daughter of Darold "Bud" and Violet M. (Robinson) Widdicombe.

Arlene married Bobby Fitzgerald on Dec 11, 1955 in Laurel, MT and she and Bob moved to the Salisbury area.  Bob preceded her in death on Jan 26, 2005.

Mrs. Fitzgerald was a housewife, a member of the Salisbury First Christian Church, a member of the Women of the Moose at the Moberly Moose Lodge and she was a licensed cosmotologist.

Survivors include her son, Larry Fitzgerald of Sunrise Beach, MO, two brothers, Robert Widdicombe of Billiings, MT and James Widdicombe of Colstrip, MT; three grandchildren, Ashley Bowers and her husband Jason of Cape Girardeau, MO, Paige Fitzgerald and Travis Fitzgerald both of Salisbury and various nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 4, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury with burial in Fitzgerald Cemetery near Bynumville.  Memorials are suggested to the Fitzgerald Cemetery Assn.

Officiant: Rev. Larry Smith
Organist: Marva Davis
Vocalist:  Connie Hullet
Pallbearers: Jim Widdicombe, Bob Widdicombe, Jim Fitzgerald, Bill Fitzgerald, Denny Fitzgerald and Travis Fitzgerald

 
Eldor A. Linneman, 90, of Salisbury, died April 29, 2005 at his home.  Eldor was born January 12, 1915 in Forest Green, MO the son of Ernest and Phillipine (Meyer) Linneman.  Mr. Linneman married Norma Rohwer on October 22, 1933 in Forest Green and she survives of the home.

Mr. Linneman was a lifelong Chariton County resident.  He was a farmer and in his later years he did custodial work in Salisbury and Keytesville.  Mr Linneman was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Salisbury.

Mr. Linneman is survived by his wife Norma; three sons Eldin Linneman and wife Christal of Columbia, MO, Bill Linneman and wife Margaret of Salisbury, Bob Linneman and wife Norma Lou of Salisbury; a daughter Norma Lou Stanley and husband Garry of Kirksville, MO; twelve grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren; four step-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  His parents; brothers, Werner, Edwin, and Gerhardt; and sister Eleanor Gebhardt preceded him in death.

Visitation is Saturday, May 7, 2005 from 9 - 11:00 a.m. at the Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury.  Memorial services are 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 7th at the Summerville Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church.  Per Mr. Linneman's request his body was cremated.

Minister: Pastor Laurence Carlson
Music: Tim & Cheryl Curry

 
Mary Margaret "Toots" Kruessel, 78, of Salisbury died, Friday, April 29, 2005 at the Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.  She was born Oct 13, 1926 in rural Glasgow, MO the daughter of Joseph and Alice A (Stockman) Bange.

"Toots" lived her childhood days in the Glasgow area graduating from Glasgow High School Class of 1945.

On Oct 13, 1951 she married John Henry Kruessel in Glasgow.  John and "Toots" moved to Salisbury following their marriage and resided there ever since.

She was a housewife, a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salisbury, the church altar sodality and the daughter's of Isabelle in Glasgow.

Survivors include her husband, John of the home, two sons and daughters-in-law; Jeff and Ag Kruessel, Glenn and Tracie Kruessel, two daughters and sons-in-law, Rhonda and Joe Weimer and Brenda and Fred Kressig all of Salisbury, one brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Rosalyn Bange of Salisbury and two sisters, Evelyn Hackett of Kansas City and Jean Fuemmeler of Salisbury, ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Bobbie Fuemmeler and Stella Mae Smith and a great granddaughter Alexis Audsley.

Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salisbury with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation is Monday from 4 til 8:00 pm at Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury with Rosary at 7:30 pm. Memorials are suggested to the St. Joseph School Foundation.

Officiant: Fr. William Korte
Organist: Tricia White
Vocalist: Carol Stundebeck
Pallbearers:  Fred Kressig, Shane Kressig, Doug Kruessel, Joe Weimer, Jeff Littleton, Chris Audsley

 
Rhonda Gail Prentzler, 51, of Salisbury, died April 28, 2005 due to a automobile accident near Monroe City, MO.  Rhonda was born September 20, 1953 in Moberly, MO to Joe Ray and Dorothy Elaine (Sanders) Adams.

Miss Prentzler was a lifelong Chariton County resident.  She worked as a nurses aid.  Miss Prentzler was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Salisbury.

Miss Prentzler is survived by her mother Dorothy Adams of Salisbury and her father Joe Ray Adams of Chillicothe, MO.

Graveside services will be Monday, May 2, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. at Eastlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery in Salisbury under the direction of Summerville Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church.  No visitation.

Minister: Rev. Laurence Carlson

 
Elizabeth Victoria Marek, 98, a resident of Marceline died April 25, 2005 at Pioneer Skilled Nursing Center in Marceline. Elizabeth was born October 22, 1906 in Hamden, MO the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Poeschl) Marek.

Miss Marek lived most of her life in the Hamden community, before moving to the Senior Housing in Wein. The past eight years Miss Marek has lived at the Pioneer Skilled Nursing Center in Marceline. She was a member of the St. Mary’s of the Angel Catholic Church in Wein and of the St. Mary’s Altar Sodality.

Numerous nieces and nephews survive Miss Marek. She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers Joseph, John, Tom, Matthew, and Anthony Marek; five sisters Rose Meissen, Theresa McCurry, Sister Mary Leonard, Anna Marek and Helen Meissen.

Visitation is Thursday, April 28th from 6-8:00 p.m. with Rosary said at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mary’s of the Angel Catholic Church in Wein. Mass of Christian burial is Friday, April 30th at 10:30 a.m. at the church, with burial in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Hamden. Memorials may be made to the Immaculate Conception Cemetery Association.

Minister: Father Phil Moriarty
Organist: Irene Steffes
Pallbeaerers: Anthony Marek, Jr. Bob Marek, Kenny Ewigman, Paul Meissen, Lawrence Meissen, Jerry Niemeier

 
Justice Leanne Oldham, 2 month old daughter of Chad and Racheal Oldham died April 10, 2005 at her home.  Justice was born February 2, 2005 at Columbia, MO.

Justice is survived by her parents Chad and Racheal Oldham of the home, two brothers, Aaron Gause, Dalton Oldham of Salisbury; a sister Alexis Oldham of Salisbury; paternal grandparents Vicki and Lowell Linneman of Salisbury, Gary Young and companion Barbara Hojnacke of Salisbury; maternal grandparents Jim and Rachael Gause of Shelbyville, MO, Betty and Kevin William of El Paso, TX; paternal great grandmother's Joyce Young of Salisbury, Ruth Linneman of Keytesville; maternal great grandmother's Dorothy of Monroe City, MO and Shirley of Peru, IL, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Graveside services are 1:00 pm, Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at the Salisbury City Cemetery under the direction of the Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Justice Leanne Oldham Memorial Fund.

Rev. Nathan Argent

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Larry Watts, 61, of rural Brunswick, died Tuesday, April 5, 2005 at the Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, MO.  He was born May 13, 1943 in Dalton, MO the son of Jodie and Marie (Kaiser) Watts.  Larry was a lifelong Chariton County Resident.

Larry married Sue Thornsberry on January 29, 1966 in Sumner, MO and she survives of the home.

Mr. Watts was a lifelong farmer starting as a teenager and continued until the time of his death.  He was a member of the Dalton Immanuel United Methodist Church, was formerly a member of the Keytesville Lions Club and the Chariton County Farm Credit Board, he served 23 years on the ASCS County Committee and six years on the Keytesville R-3 School Board.  Larry also enjoyed telling jokes, making people laugh and collecting anything associated with John Deere.

Larry is survived by his wife of the home, his mother Marie Meyer of Keytesville, a son and daughter-in-law; Terry and Carla Watts of Sumner, a daughter and son-in-law; Tonya and Michael Johnson of Greenwood, MO and four grandchildren, Zachery and Dylan Watts and Brenna and Braeden Johnson.  He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents, Rudolph and Lena Kaiser.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 8, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury with interment in the Dalton Cemetery.  Visitation is Thursday, from 5 til 8:00 pm at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to either the Wegener's Granulomatosis Assn or the Auto-Immune Disease Assn.

Officiant: Rev. Glenna McVeigh
Organist: Duane Leimkuehler
Vocalist: Debra Sellers
Pallbearers:  Rick Meade, Stanley Switzer, Jimmy Westenkuehler, Don Friesz, Junior Littleton, Vernon Neidholdt
Hon Pallbearers: Jack Reische, Lowell Wilhoit, Ronnie Cox, Gene Webber

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George (Richard) Morgan Jones, 89, of Salisbury died Saturday, March 19, 2005 at his home.

He was born June 14, 1915 in Keytesville, MO.  The son of George F. and Mary B. (Howard) Jones.  He married Hazel R. Gooch on Jan 9, 1937 in Moberly and she preceded him in death April 28, 1996.

Mr. Jones was a farmer in the Salisbury area all of his life, was a member of the Salisbury First Baptist Church and the Moberly Moose Lodge.  He enjoyed country music and paying his fiddle.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, LaVerne and Evelyn Jones of Hallsville, two daughters and a son-in-law; Wanda Nelson of Salisbury and Candace and Jim Reynolds of Clifton Hill, one sister, Mary Etta Kothe of Salisbury, three brothers and two sisters-in-law, JC and Mary Jones of Keytesville, Billy Gene Jones of Salisbury and Donald and Donitta Jones of Roseburg, Oregon, seven grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, two great, great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a very special friend, Velma Zimmerman of Salisbury.

Preceding him in death was his parents, wife, two sons, Charles F. Jones, Sept 28, 1953 and David W Jones on Dec 23, 1982, one step grandson, James B. Angell Aug 14, 1970, one great, great granddaughter, Kaitlyn Marie Gaage Feb 23, 2005 and a son-in-law; Maurice Nelson July 16, 2001.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 2:00 pm at Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury with interment in the Salisbury City Cemetery.  Visitation is Monday from 4 til 8:00 pm at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church or Salisbury City Cemetery.

Officiant: Rev. Nathan Argent
Organist: Marva Davis
Pallbearers:  Lance Reynolds, Kevin Reynolds, Richard Nelson, Travis Courtney, Joshua Weller, Jacob Weller
Honorary Pallbearers:  Alan Moore, Howard Young, Larry Alberson, Allen Brooks, Lester Holbrook, Kenneth Linneman

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Gloria Sellers, 82, of Collins, MO, died Friday, March 11, 2005 at her daughter’s home in Collins. Gloria was born May 31, 1923 in Humboldt, NE the daughter of Clifford and Leota (Workman) Harger. She married Rae B. Sellers on September 8, 1942 in Rock Port, MO and he preceded her in death on October 2, 2001.

Mrs. Sellers lived in rural Roanoke for most of her life, moving to the Keytesville community in 1999. In 2003 she moved to her daughter’s home in Collins. She was a homemaker and had been an active member of the Armstrong United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Sellers is survived by a son Gary Sellers and wife Debra of Keytesville, MO; three daughter’s Donna Vohs of Collins, MO, Pam Richmond and husband Ron of Columbia, MO and Teri Phillips and husband Robert of Higbee, MO; two brother’s Bill Harger of Tacoma, WA, Kenneth Harger of Port Townsend, WA; a sister Betty Acock of Loveland, CO; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Rae, parents, three brothers and two sisters, and a son-in-law Leon Vohs.

Graveside services are Sunday, March 13, 2005 at 3:30 p.m. at Eastlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery in Salisbury, under the direction of Summerville Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Donor’s Choice.

Minister: Rev. Harold Young

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Ricky Lee Oldham, 50, of Salisbury, remains were located and pronounced dead on March 10, 2005, north of Salisbury at the Prairie Hill Bridge. Ricky was born September 11, 1954 in Canton, IL the son of Donald and Maraline (Holmes) Oldham. Mr. Oldham married Mary Green on August 19, 1988 in Keytesville, MO and she survives of the home.

Mr. Oldham had lived in the area since 1981, moving from Illinois. Mr. Oldham was a construction worker, last working for Linneman Construction Co. He was a member of the Rabbit club.

Mr. Oldham is survived by his wife Mary of the home; a son Ricky Lee Oldham, Jr. and wife Lisa of Boonville, MO, a daughter Tammy Hamblen and husband Mike of Salisbury; two sister’s Vickie Linneman (Lowell) of Salisbury and Jackie Gaineay (Jerry) of Banner, IL; his stepfather Gene Ligenfelter of Maquon, IL; two grandson’s Colton and Heath Oldham; three nephews and one niece.

Memorial funeral services are 1:00 p.m., Sunday, March 13, 2005 at Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury. Memorials may be made to the Ricky Lee Oldham Memorial Fund. (Cremation)

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Dr. Donald C. Pressley, D.O., 74, of Salisbury died Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at his home. Donald was born July 9, 1930 in Sparta, Illinois the son of Rolland and Grace (Wood) Pressley. He married Barbara Walden on April 9, 1955 in Mattoon, Ill, and she survives of the home.

Dr. Pressley received his undergraduate degree from Monmouth College in Monmouth, Ill, and his graduate degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, MO. In 1956 he moved to Salisbury, after completing his residency in Carson City, Michigan. Dr. Pressley was co-owner and operator of the Salisbury Clinic, serving as a family practitioner for 41 years, retiring in 2002. He was a member of the Salisbury United Methodist Church, AOA, Theta Chi, and School board member for 18 years, serving as president for 16 years, and Chief of Staff at the Moberly Community Hospital.

Dr. Pressely is survived by his wife Barbara; mother Grace Pressley of Salisbury, two son’s; Dr. Mark Pressley and wife Linda of Columbia, Dr. Kevin Pressley and wife Christina of Maitland, Fl; two daughter’s Marta Fuemmeler and husband Don of Glasgow, Karen Sutterer and husband Shawn of Columbia, MO; a brother James Pressley, D.O. and wife Marylou of San Antonio, TX; five grandchildren Aaron Pressley, Emily Pressley, Matthew Pressley, Angela Pressley and Rhys Fuemmeler; two nephew’s Jim Pressley, Richard Pressley, a niece Linda Brookover and her husband Sam, and their children Alex and Amanda. His father Rolland preceded him in death.

Visitation is 4-8:00 p.m., Saturday, February 26, at the Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury. Services are 1:00 p.m., Sunday, February 27th at the Summerville Funeral Home with burial in Eastlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery in Salisbury. Dr. Donald C. Pressley Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of U.S. Bank, 218 S. Broadway, Salisbury, MO 65281

Minister: Rev. Kevin Fox
Organist: Marva Davis Vocalist: Sarah Linhart
Pallbearers: George Quinn, D.O., Richard Fink, DDS, Lowell Wright, Sam Brookover, James Pressley, Matthew Pressley
Honorary Pallbearers: Aaron Pressley and Rhys Fuemmeler

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Vesta Van Poindexter, 68, of Dalton, MO died February 23, 2005 at West Village Manor in Columbia, MO. Vesta was born July 14, 1936 in Dalton, MO the daughter of Kirtley and Albertine (Allen) Mann. She was married to the late Ernest Poindexter.

Mrs. Poindexter live in St. Louis and Dalton. She attended the University of Kansas and a Bible College. Mrs. Poindexter worked at Famous Barr Department Store in St. Louis and was a medical technician for the Marshall Rehabilitation School. She was a member of the Dalton 2nd Baptist Church and was the church secretary.

Mrs. Poindexter is survived by her mother Albertine Mann of Dalton, MO; a daughter Vertina Wright and husband Stephen of Columbia, MO; and a grandson Drevon Makaia Wright of Columbia.

Visitation is 10-11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 26, 2005 at the Dalton 2nd Baptist Church with services at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Burial in the Dalton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dalton 2nd Baptist Church.

Minister: Rev. Earl Howell

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William R. “Doc” Miller, 59, well known resident and chiropractor of Keytesville, MO died Sunday, February 20, 2005 at his home. Mr. Miller was born February 3, 1946 in Kansas City, MO the son of Clilfford and Loretta (Hunsberger) Miller. Mr. Miller married Dixie Baker on April 28, 1967 in Pueblo, CO and she survives of the home.

Mr. Miller served in the National Guard for six year. He graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College in 1976. Mr. Miller has lived in the Keytesville community since 1978, establishing his chiropractic office for the past 28 years. He was a member of the Keytesville Methodist Church.

Mr. Miller is survived by his wife Dixie of the home, his mother Loretta Miller of Keytesville, a son Eric Miller and wife Rebecca of Blue Springs, MO, a daughter Amy Goodmon and husband Robert of Kansas City, MO, a brother A.C. Miller of Falls Church, VA, three grandchildren Olivia Goodmon, Mitchell Goodmon and Zackery Miller, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. His father, and a sister Patricia Simmons preceded him in death.

Memorial funeral services will be Thursday, February 24, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at the Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury. The family suggest memorials to the William R. Miller Scholarship Fund.

Minister: Rev. Glenna McVeigh
Organist: Glenda Sutton
Vocalist: Connie Hulett & Debra Sellers

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Lorene Bernice McSparren, 93, of Marceline, MO died February 17, 2005 at Pioneer Health Care Center. Lorene was born May 22, 1911 in Bynumville, MO the daughter of Fred Fuller and Elizabeth (Scott) Harmon. She married William Roy McSparren on April 17, 1937 in Hamden, MO and he preceded her in death on May 4, 1979.

Mrs. McSparren was the salutatorian of the Bynumville class of 1931. She was a member of the Bynumville Union Church, reporter for the Missionary Council and former member of the McCurry-Pleyer Homemakers Club. Mrs. McSparren enjoyed playing bingo, games and trivia.

Mrs. McSparren is survived by a two son’s Rolo Francis McSparren and wife Rose Marie of Salisbury; Wilbur Sidney McSparren and wife Martha Jane of Buena Vista, TN; a daughter Lola Joy Billups and husband Kenneth of Marceline, MO; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; one great great grandson; several nieces; nephews; and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son Sonny Darrell McSparren, siblings Beulah Edna Woolridge, Lucy Bessie Gordon, Maudie Ethel Hill, Bobbie Adele Ireland, Infant Lillie Frances Harmon, Infant John Rockey Harmon, Elmer Treisty Harmon, Infant Lacey Roy Harmon, Earl Cecil Harmon, Earnest Bernall Harmon, one granddaughter Tiffany at infancy and one great granddaughter.

Visitation is 6-8:00 p.m., Friday, February 18, 2005 at Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury. Services are 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 19, 2005 at Bynumville Christian Church with burial in Johnson Cemetery in Lagonda. Memorials may be made to the Bynumville Christian Church.

Pianist: Tillie Ross
Vocalist: Jim Ramsey, Joyce Aurig, Warren Ross

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Margaret “Mizz Lewis” Isabel Lewis, 91, of Brunswick, MO formerly of Salisbury, Kansas City, and Exeter, MO died February 15, 2004 at the Brunswick Nursing Home. Margaret was born July 15, 1913 in Marshall, MO the daughter of James Raphael and Ann (McDonough) Thompson. She married Willie J. Lewis on October 3, 1941 in Salisbury and he preceded her in death on July 20, 1987.

Margaret was secretary to the president of the H. O. Peet Company in Kansas City, Mo. for 40 years retiring in 1976. After her retirement she and her husband moved to Exeter, Mo where she enjoyed gardening flowers. Prior to her retirement she also co-owned and operated the Lewis Greenhouse in Salisbury along with Mary Lee Lewis for many years. She was a member of the St. Edwards Catholic Church in Cassville, Mo and a member of the Exeter Gardening Club.

A sister, Mildred E. Smith, survives Mrs. Lewis of Salisbury and several nieces and nephews. Her parents, husband, and three brothers, Robert, Everette and Joseph Thompson, preceded her in death

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 18, 2005 at 2:00p.m. At Summerville Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to service time. Burial will be in Salisbury City Cemetery. Family request no flowers, memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Brunswick Nursing Home.

Officiant; Fr. William Korte
Organist; David Sturm
Vocalist; Debra Sellers
Pallbearers; Kay Penrod, Mike Penrod, Joe Thompson, Allen Thompson, Ronnie Thompson

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Terrence Gaylon Clark, 32, of Woodlawn, TN, died Tuesday, February 1, 2005.  He was born October 21, 1972 in Moberly, Missouri the son of Don and Joan (Striegel) Clark.

Terrence graduated from Salisbury High School class of 1991. He served in the US Army, he was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salisbury and he enjoyed cooking, rock climbing, and spelunking (cave exploring).  Terrence worked as a chef for various restaurants in Clarksville, TN, last working at the Cumberland Grill.

Survivors include his parents, Don and Joan Clark of Salisbury, one sister, Darlene and her husband Brian Gabbert of Moberly, one brother, Jarred and his wife Amanda Clark of Salisbury, his maternal grandmother, Evangeline Striegel of Salisbury, paternal grandmother, Sophia Clark of Keytesville, two nephews, a niece and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, February 5, 2005 at 10:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salisbury with burial in the church cemetery.  Visitation is Friday from 6 til 8 p.m. with a rosary at 7:30 p.m. at Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury.  Memorials are suggested to the St. Joseph School Foundation.

Officiant: Fr. Michael Penn
Organist: David Sturm
Vocalist: Carol Stundebeck
Pallbearers: Steven and Charles Hardwick, Michael and Russell Bales, Michael Walser and Howard Syler.

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Omer A. Biere, 88, of Columbia, formerly of Salisbury, died January 30, 2005 at West Village Manor in Columbia, MO. Omer was born May 7, 1916 in Forest Green, MO the son of Ferdinand William and Ida E. (Kothe) Biere. Mr. Biere married Sylvia Scott on December 25, 1947 in Brunswick, MO and she survives of the home.

Mr. Biere lived in Chariton County most of his life, except for his service in the military and the past 8 years in Columbia. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II. Mr. Biere was a retired farmer, a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church, and former member of the Moberly Moose Lodge and Salisbury American Legion Post 391.

Mr. Biere is survived by his wife Sylvia, a daughter and son-in-law Sharron and Dr. Russell Broadwell of Sanibel Island, FL; two grandchildren, Heather (Nicholas) Popovich of Charleston, S.C., and Dr. Scott (Paula) Broadwell of Denver, CO; a great granddaughter Perrin Popovich; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Fred, Richard, Edgar, and Ledrue.

Visitation is 6-9:00 p.m., Thursday, February 3 at the Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury. Services are 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 4th at the Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury with entombment in Asbury Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Asbury Cemetery Association.

Minister: Rev. Kevin Fox
Organist: Marva Davis
Vocalist: Ken & Connie Hulett
Pallbearers: Clifford Imgarten, Barry Imgarten, Dave Imgarten, Bob Fuka, Jerry Hayes, Charles Hoyle

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Bobby "Bob" Loren Fitzgerald, 71, of Salisbury, Missouri, died Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at the Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, MO.  He was born October 2, 1933 in Hamden, Missouri the son of William and Maude Mae (Dowell) Fitzgerald.

Following his graduation from Salisbury High School, he joined the U.S. Army and received an honorable discharge.  Bob married Arlene Widdicombe on December 11, 1955 in Laurel, Montana and she survives of the home.  He worked as a boilermaker out of Kansas City Local 83 and for years was a part-time farmer.  He was a member of the Prairie Hill Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife of the home, a son, Larry Fitzgerald of Sunrise Beach, MO, three grandchildren, Ashley Bowers and her husband Jason of Cape Girardeau, MO; Paige Fitzgerald and Travis Fitzgerald both of Salisbury, two sisters, Wilma Hankins of Salisbury and Marian Mayse of Scottsdale, AZ, two aunts and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, James Edward Fitzgerald and Billie Fitzgerald at infancy.

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 31, at 10:00 a.m. at Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury with burial in Fitzgerald Cemetery near Bynumville with Military Honors provided by Salisbury American Legion Post 391 and Cleve Iman Memorial VFW Post 4926.  Visitation is Sunday from 6 - 8 pm. at the Funeral Home.  Memorials are suggested to the Fitzgerald Cemetery Association.

Officiant: Rev. Larry Smith
Organist: Marva Davis
Vocalist:  Connie Hulett
Pallbearers: Jim Fitzgerald, Bill Fitzgerald, Denny Fitzgerald, Peach Eastin, Tom Bowen, Charles Rice.

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Fredrick Tojo Brown, 57, of Marshall, MO died January 12, 2005 at his home.  Fredrick was born December 22, 1947 in Salisbury, MO the son of Walter Butner and Opal Louise Brown.

Mr Brown had lived in Marshall the past twenty-five years moving there from Salisbury. He was a heavy equipment operator for various companies in the Kansas City area. Mr. Brown had served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was a graduate of Salisbury High School class of 1965, and member of the St. Lukes A.M.E. Church.

Mr Brown is survived by his father Walter Butner of Marshall, MO; six brothers Ronnie Brown of Marshall, MO, Wendell Butner of Moberly, MO, Lyle Butner of Marshall, MO, Howard Butner of Columbia, MO, Walter Butner, Jr of Moberly, MO, and Kent Butner of Marshall, MO; three sisters Judy Smith of Columbia, MO, Norma Butner of Columbia, MO and Reanice Young of Marshall, MO; one uncle Raymond Brown of Des Moines, IA; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. His mother, and a brother John E. Butner preceded him in death.

Visitation is 10 - 11:00 a.m Saturday, January 15 with services following at 11:00 a.m. at the Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury.  Burial in Eastlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Frederick Brown Memorial Fund.

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Jeffrey Michael Cravens, 44, of Salisbury, died January 7, 2005 at his father’s home in Salisbury from the results of a house fire. Jeff was born August 7, 1960 in Moberly, MO the son of William and Julia (Runtas) Cravens.

Jeff was a lifelong Salisbury resident. He was a graduate of the Class of 1978, and had served as FFA President his senior year. Jeff worked as a control room operator for Thomas Hill Power Plant for 20 years. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church and International Brothers of Electrical Workers Union.

Jeff is survived by a son Jared Cravens of Salisbury; a daughter Amanda Cravens and fiancé Jason Porter of Springfield, MO; his father William “Bill” Cravens of Salisbury; three brothers Dr. Bill Cravens and wife Cindy of Fulton, MO, John Cravens and wife Lisa of Columbia, and Ted Cravens and wife Sharon of Salisbury; one uncle Gene Cravens of Salisbury; one aunt Mary Ellen Gilmore of Manhattan, KS; several nieces, nephews and cousins. His mother Julia Cravens preceded him in death on Dec. 14, 2004.

Visitation is Sunday, January 9th from 4-8:00 p.m., with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m. at the Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury. Services are 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 10th at the Summerville Funeral Home with burial in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeff Cravens Memorial Fund or the Phoenix Programs – Columbia, MO.

Minister: Father William Korte
Pallbearers: Paul Smith, Roger Guilford, Jerry Monnig, Tony Cravens, Pete Cravens, Jeff Young, Doug Young, and Mike Green
Honorary Pallbearers: Dr. Bill Cravens, John Cravens, and Ted Cravens

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Lillie M. Dameron, 89, of Salisbury, MO passed away Saturday, January 1, 2005 at University Hospitals and Clinics in Columbia, MO.  She was born August 26, 1915 in Namrash, MO the daughter of Roy and Fannie (Morgan) Morrie.

Lillie married John W Dameron on March 3, 1931 in Salisbury and he preceded her in death on October 31, 1989.

Mrs. Dameron was a lifelong member of the Salisbury Second Baptist church where she was the Sunday School superintendent for many years.  She was Chairperson for the church building fun, President of the Women's Mission, she held several offices with the Mt Zion Baptist District Assn and was a board member and volunteer for the Chariton County Historical Society for many years.

Survivors include two sons and daughter-in-law; Paul "Butch" and Beverly Dameron of Salisbury, Ronald "Chipper" Dameron of Miami Beach, FL, a daughter, Francis Bagby of Salisbury, son-in-law, John H Terrill of Kansas City, MO daughter-in-law; Wilma Dameron of Salisbury, nine grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, eight great, great grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sons, Merle "Cookie" Dameron, John R Dameron and Donald Dameron, two daughter's Geraldine Terrill and Betty Dameron, one sister, Zenobe "Nobie" Herald and  a grandson.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the Second Baptist CHurch in Salisbury with visitation one hour prior to service time at the church.  Burial in the Salisbury City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Assn. or the Second Baptist Church Building Fund.  Services entrusted to Summerville Funeral Home, Salisbury, MO.

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