Obituaries for May 2010

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Elvera Polys

Elvera A. "Vera" (nee Corner) Polys, age 86, of Florissant, passed away Thursday, April 29, 2010. She was the beloved wife of Marion L. Polys; dear mother of Carolyn (Robert) Smith of Terre Haute, Ind. and Mark (Jennifer) Polys of ...

Tanya Morgan

Tanya Dawn Morgan, 35, of Jefferson City, passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2010. She was born November 19, 1974, in Jefferson City, a daughter of Joseph "Perry" Morgan and Sandra Munson. She was a graduate of Eugene Cole R-V High ...

Mrs. Clara Howell

Mrs. Clara Ruth Howell, age 89 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Friday, April 30, 2010, at the Jefferson City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Ruth was born March 26, 1921, in Newborn, Tenn., the daughter of Robert and Mae ...

Myra Fischer

Myra Teresa Barrett Fischer, also known as Myra Wilson and Myra Campbell, age 50, of Holts Summit, formerly of Aurora, passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2010. She leaves behind her husband of 11 years: Dwight Fischer; her parents: Mary and ...

Gary Bax

Gary Ralph "Pete" Bax, 64, of Taos, died Friday, April 30, 2010, at St. Mary's Health Center. He was born September 9, 1945, in Dixon, a son of Delbert and Ruby Stricklan Bax, both deceased. Pete was a logger, working ...

Jacqueline Adam

Jacqueline V. Adam, 90, of Jefferson City, passed away Friday, April 30, 2010, at St. Mary's Health Center. She was born September 13, 1919, in Little Rock Ark., a daughter of the late William and Mary Constance (Steen) Giles. She ...

Don Stegner

Don Stegner, 71, of Jefferson City, passed away Friday, April 23, 2010, at his home. He was born August 16, 1938, in Boonville, Missouri, to James and Thelma Stegner, both deceased. He is survived by a son: Kurt Stegner; a ...

Carlos Mendez

Carlos Rafael Mendez, 57, of Jefferson City, died Friday, April 30, 2010, at Capital Region Medical Center. He was born October 24, 1952, in Guatemala, a son of Leocadio and Romelia Valenzuela Mendez. He was united in marriage on September ...

Fred Hentges

Fred Hentges, age 70, of Sibley, passed away Friday, April 30, 2010. Fred was born September 28, 1939, in Jefferson City, and graduated from Jefferson City Helias High School. He was a firefighter for the Independence Fire Dept. for nearly ...

Dean Dickherber

Dean Charles Dickherber, 42, of Jefferson City, died Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at St. Mary's Health Center. He was born on May 29, 1967, in Wentzville, Mo., the son of the late Jerry E. and Arlene V. Fanning Dickherber. Dean ...

Dr. William Brandt

Dr. William Edmund "Bill" Brandt, 74, of Jefferson City, went to be with our heavenly father on Friday, April 30, 2010, at Capital Region Medical Center. He was born on January 10, 1936, in York, Nebraska, the son of the ...

Eugene Bolin (Veteran)

Eugene "Gene" Bolin, 81, of California, Mo., passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2010, at Harry S. Truman VA Hospital in Columbia, Mo. He was born on April 27, 1929, in California, Mo., the son of Francis and Elsie (Tindel) ...

Fern Sloan

Fern Sloan, age 87, of Jefferson City, passed away Monday, May 3, 2010, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. She was born March 2, 1923 in Henley, a daughter of Lit and Minnie Hodge Honaker, both of whom ...

James Gierke

James Christian Gierke, 38, of Jefferson City, passed away Monday, May 3, 2010, at St. Mary's Health Center, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born November 17, 1971, in St. Charles, Missouri. He was a 1990 graduate ...

Columbia Cole

Columbia Jane Cole, 90, of Pilot Grove, died Sunday, May 2, 2010, at The Arbors of Bluff Creek Alzheimer's Assisted Living, Columbia. Columbia Jane Cook was born September 26, 1919, in Sedalia, to Frederick Harvey Cook and Emma Boggs Herndon ...

Una Bragg

Una Merle Bragg, 84, of Jefferson City, passed away Monday, May 3, 2010, at the Villa Marie Skilled Nursing Facility. She was born July 8, 1925, in Conesville, Iowa, the daughter of the late Forrest Bebb and Dorothy Howisen. She ...

Raymond Weaver

Raymond Vern Weaver, 80, of Tebbetts, Mo., died Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at his home. He was born April 11, 1930, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of the late Raymond Elwood and Bessie Alberta (Williams) Weaver. On Aug. 19, ...

Robert Taggart (Veteran)

Robert Charles "Bob" Taggart, age 80, Fenton, Mo., formerly of Jefferson City, passed away Monday, May 3, 2010. He was born December 1, 1929, the son of Delmar and Bessie Louise (Hunziker) Taggart. He was the beloved husband of Doris ...

Robert Schulte

Robert Paul Schulte, 45, of St. Thomas, passed away Monday, May 3, 2010, at his home. He was born June 29, 1964, in Jefferson City, a son of Paul and Emergine (Wieberg) Schulte. He was a 1982 graduate of Blair ...

Carl Scott

Carl Joseph Scott, 97, of Holts Summit, died Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at Oak Tree Villas in Jefferson City. He was born May 19, 1912, in Osage County, a son of Hugh Elmer and Clara Marie Schreimann Scott. On December ...

Howard Schlechte (Veteran)

Howard Neil Schlechte, 78, of Strasburg, Illinois, died Wednesday, May 5, 2010, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, Illinois. Howard was born on February 29, 1932, in Strasburg, Illinois, the son of Edgar Frederick and Mary Isabelle Blake Schlechte. He graduated ...

Mrs. Sarah James

Mrs. Sarah Geraldine James, age 87 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at the Villa Marie Nursing Center. Geraldine was born March 27, 1923, in Iberia, Mo., the daughter of Jesse J. and Sarah E. Farnham ...

The Reverend Monsignor Charles Patterson

The Reverend Monsignor Charles Hull Patterson, 85, retired priest of Diocese of Jefferson City, died peacefully Thursday, May 6, 2010, in Columbia. Charles Hull Patterson was born on August 22, 1924, in Burnside, Illinois, the son of the late Carl ...

Annie Johnson

Annie Pearl Johnson, 67, of Jefferson City, formerly of St. Louis, Mo., passed away Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at her home. Mrs. Johnson was born December 31, 1942, in St. Louis, Mo., a daughter of Julius Thompson Sr. and Izeanie ...

Dawn Rank

Dawn C. Rank, 73, of Jefferson City, died Thursday, May 6, 2010, at her home. She went to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ surrounded by her family. She was born November 5, 1936, in Covington, Virginia, a ...

Thomas Mock

Thomas Wellington Mock, 92, of Holts Summit, passed away Saturday, May 8, 2010, at Oak Tree Villa Nursing Center. He was born April 10, 1918, in Warm Springs, Arkansas, the son of Walter Lehman and Agnes Gertrude Mock. On June ...

Waylon Martensen

Waylon Michael Martensen, 19, of California, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, May 7, 2010, at University Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. He was born on June 21, 1990, in Sedalia, the son of Rex and Cindy (Ronspiez) ...

Richard Destatte

Richard Joseph Destatte, 57, of Jefferson City, passed away peacefully Friday, May 7, 2010, at his home. He was born May 28, 1952, in Toledo, Ohio, the son of John Robert Destatte and Gladys Marie Eckel Destatte. He was united ...

June Stone

June Stone, age 75, Holts Summit, passed away December 19, 2009, at St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, Mo. In memory of June, a service will be held on May 15, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. at the Hopewell Baptist Church ...

Tyler Robbins

Tyler Joseph Robbins, newborn son of Travis Tyler Robbins and Whitney Kay Sanford of Jefferson City, passed away Monday, May 10, 2010, at Columbia Regional Hospital in Columbia. He is also survived by his maternal grandparents: Danny and Sherry Sanford; ...

Lucy Papen

Lucy J. Papen, 97, of High Point, passed away Monday, May 10, 2010, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. She was born December 19, 1912, in Barnett, the daughter of George and Lola (Gracy) Simpson, both of whom ...

August Marie (Veteran)

August "Gus" Franklin Marie, 88, of Fulton formerly of Eldon, passed away Saturday, May 8, 2010, in Columbia. He was born June 18, 1921, the son of Frank Emil Maire and Nora Dell (Chapman) Marie. Gus was married to his ...

Mrs. Betty Keller

Mrs. Betty J. Keller, age 76, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Monday, May 10, 2010, at the Boone Hospital Center, Columbia, Mo. Betty was born February 26, 1934, in Osage County, Mo., the daughter of Joseph R. and Rose ...

Mr. Glen Heady (Veteran)

Mr. Glen Wayne Heady, age 76 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away peacefully, Monday, May 10, 2010, at the Capital Region Medical Center. Wayne was born January 14, 1934, in Agency, Iowa, the son of Glen D. and Anna ...

Kenneth Dickerson

Kenneth N. Dickerson, 64, formerly of Jefferson City and Lapel, Indiana, passed away Sunday, May 9, 2010, at Overland Park Regional Hospital in Overland Park, Kansas, following a one year illness. He was born on November 6, 1945, in Anderson, ...

Robert White (Veteran)

Robert Lewis White, 63, of Jefferson City, passed away, May 10, 2010, in Jefferson City. Robert was born October 2, 1946, in St. Louis, to Wallace and Isabella (Ivy) White. He is survived by his loving wife: Donna White of ...

Ms. Linda Hill

Ms. Linda K. Hill, age 57 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at St. Mary's Health Center. Ms. Hill was born on September 21, 1952 in Jefferson City, Mo., the daughter of Edward "Chief" and ...

Mr. Eugene Brumley, III

Mr. Eugene D. "Gene" Brumley, III, of Rogersville, Mo., a former Jefferson City resident, died Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at his home. Gene was born September 2, 1945, in Jefferson City, Mo., the son of Eugene D. Jr. and Ernestine ...

Marvin Brautigam

Marvin "Hugo" Brautigam, age 74, of Russellville, passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. He was born November 24, 1935, in Cole County, the son of Andy and Tracy Pistel Brautigam, both of ...

Lillian Kemp-Cho

Lillian Maxine Kemp-Cho, 67, of Jefferson City, died Thursday, May 13, 2010, at St. Mary's Health Center. She was born on September 29, 1942, in Mexico, Mo., the daughter of the late Chauncey and Helen Gertrude Clark Scott. She was ...

Marie Hawkins

Marie Ferrier Hawkins, age 95, of Jefferson City, died Friday, March 19, 2010, at Capital Region Medical Center. The family invites you to share in a celebration of Marie's life at St. John's Methodist Church in Linn, on Saturday, May ...

Mrs. Judith Good

Mrs. Judith C. Good, age 71 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at St. Mary's Health Center. Judith was born December 12, 1938 in Lamar, Mo., the daughter of T. Gordon and Bertha D. Johnson Williams. ...

Carolyn Dieckmann

Carolyn S. Dieckmann, 59, of Jefferson City, died Friday, May 14, 2010, at Capital Region Medical Center. She was born October 30, 1950, in Jefferson City, a daughter of George and Katheline Connell Colvin. She was a 1969 graduate of ...

Rebecca Jones

Rebecca (Becky) Means Jones, 88, of Lake Forest, Illinois, died Saturday, April 24, 2010, peacefully with her family by her side in Lake Forest, Illinois. Born September 1, 1922, in Fayette, she was the loving daughter of Brigadier General Lewis ...

Mrs. Sarah Beard

Mrs. Sarah June Beard, age 82 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Sunday, May 16, 2010, at Capital Region Medical Center. June was born on April 22, 1928, in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of Hershel and Hattie Cruce ...

Sid Schaffer

Sid Schaffer, age 49, of Jefferson City, passed away Sunday, May 16, 2010, at his home. He was born in Iberia on September 11, 1960, son of John Joseph and Patricia Ann (Osterman) Schaffer. He was a former member of ...

Marie Hawkins

Marie Ferrier Hawkins, age 95, of Jefferson City, died Friday, March 19, 2010, at Capital Region Medical Center. The family invites you to share in a celebration of Marie's life at St. John's Methodist Church in Linn, on Saturday, May ...

Jerry Gilpin

Jerry N. Gilpin, 58, of Ashland, passed away Sunday, May 16, 2010, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Jerry was born July 30, 1951, in Jefferson City, Mo., the son of Joseph Gilpin and Carolyn White. He married Vicki ...

Peter Staude (Veteran)

Peter Staude, 66, of Hot Springs Village, Ark., died Monday, May 17, 2010. He was born February 9, 1944, in Gmunden, Austria, to the late Leonhard Staude and the late Hildegard Steiner Whitman. He served in the United States Air ...

Mr. Donald Sell (Veteran)

Mr. Donald R. Sell, age 50 years, of Fulton, Mo., passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at his home. Don was born November 11, 1959, in Great Bend, Kan., the son of Donald E. and Patsy Ruth Koelling Sell. He ...

Michael Schafermeyer

Michael James Schafermeyer, 31, of Baltimore, Maryland, formerly of Jefferson City, passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2010, in Baltimore, Maryland. He was born September 8, 1978, in Jefferson City, Missouri. Michael attended grade school in Columbia, Missouri, and attended Helias ...

Larry Howlett

Larry Dean Howlett, 69, of Jefferson City, passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at Golden Living Center in Jefferson City. He was born November 18, 1940, in Quincy, Illinois, a son of Leonard Charles and Mary Lou (Muffley) Howlett. He ...

John Casey

John Casey, age 58, of St. Louis, Mo., passed away Monday, May 17, 2010, at Barnes Hospital. He was born November 21, 1951, son of Harry Francis and Margaret Mary (Hill) Casey in St. Louis, Mo. He was a former ...

Mrs. Harriet Boyer

Mrs. Harriet I. Boyer, 94, of Jefferson City, Missouri, died Monday, May 17, 2010, at Heisinger Lutheran Home. Harriet was born in St. Louis on February 10, 1916, a daughter of the late Harry and Elizabeth Reden Schauber. She graduated ...

Kelsey Perez

Kelsey Renea Perez, age 6, of Jamestown, Mo., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at her home with her parents and grandparents around her side. Kelsey was born September 4, 2003, in Jefferson City, ...

Billy Huskey

Billy Darrell Huskey, age 71, of Auxasse, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at his home. He was born March 13, 1939, a son of the late Alonzo Columbus Huskey and Rose Lea (Handley) Huskey. On September 18, 1981, ...

Elston Hamburg (Veteran)

Elston J. Hamburg, age 61, of Linn, passed away Monday, May 17, 2010, at the Harry S. Truman VA Hospice Center in Columbia, after a courageous 20 year battle with various cancers. Elston was born November 5, 1948, in Jefferson ...

Brandy Clark

Brandy R. (Brown) Clark, 39, of Lohman, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at St. Joseph's Home in Jefferson City, after a 15 year long battle with brain cancer. She was born July 5, 1970, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, ...

Violet Berry

Violet Irmalee Berry, 66, of Salem, passed away Sunday, May 16, 2010, in St. Louis. She was born December 3, 1943, in Darian. On August 25, 1961, Irmalee Hill was united in marriage to Boyd Berry and to this marriage ...

Mrs. Lucille Wallace

Mrs. Lucille L. Wallace, age 82 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Friday, May 21, 2010. Mrs. Wallace was born on June 16, 1927, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Eddie L. and Ruby C. Parker Lewis. She was ...

Robert Roach

Robert Parker Roach, 75, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2010, in his home. He was born January 24, 1935, in Pulaski County, Missouri. Bob started an educational career in 1960 as a Social Studies teacher in Waynesville, Missouri. ...

Eunice Lappat

Eunice Clara Lappat, age 84, of Hollister, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2010, at Skaggs Hospital, Branson. She was born February 3, 1926, in Meta, the daughter of Anton Luebbering and Eleanore Wilde Luebbering. She was married on August 29, ...

Barbara Ladd

Barbara Jo (Brinduse) Ladd, age 60, of Anderson, Ind., died Saturday, May 22, 2010, at her residence.Barbara is survived by her husband, Arnold Ladd; sons, John L. Ladd of Mokane, Mo. and Joe Ladd of Oklahoma; siblings, Nancy Arellano (Clifford) ...

Michael Hagenhoff

Michael Gerard Hagenhoff, 51, of Jefferson City, peacefully entered into heaven on Saturday, May 22, 2010, surrounded by his family at his home. Michael was born on August 29, 1958, in Jefferson City, the son of Roman L. and Alberta ...

Lt. Col. Danny Davidson (Veteran)

Lt. Col. Danny Everett Davidson (Ret.) 72, of Wardsville, died Sunday, May 23, 2010, at St. Mary's Health Center. Danny was born on August 29, 1937, in Opolis, Kan., the son of the late Myrl Everett and Noreen Lucille McClure ...

Fred Schulte

Fred H. Schulte, 91, of Henley, died Monday, May 24, 2010, at his residence. He was born March 11, 1919, in Mary's Home, a son of Herman and Mary (Doerhoff) Schulte. He was married October 10, 1940, to Martha Agnes ...

Thomas Poniske

Thomas E. Poniske 56, of Lewisville, Texas, died Friday, May 21, 2010, at Medical Center of Lewisville. He was born August 23, 1953, to Richard and Margaret Poniske, in Chester, Ill. He is survived by one sister, Marge Holden of ...

Lt. Col. Danny Davidson (Veteran)

Lt. Col. Danny Everett Davidson (Ret.) 72, of Wardsville, died Sunday, May 23, 2010, at St. Mary's Health Center. He was born on August 29, 1937, in Opolis, Kan., the son of the late Myrl Everett and Noreen Lucille McClure ...

Mrs. Nadia Craver

Mrs. Nadia A. Craver, age 82 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at her home. Nadia was born December 17, 1927, in California, Mo., the daughter of Edgar and Ola Mae Kindle Palmer. She was ...

Stephen Berhorst

Stephen Frank Berhorst, 72, of Westphalia, died Monday, May 24, 2010, at St. Mary's Health Center. He was born on August 15, 1937, in Westphalia, the son of the late Stephen and Jennie Wilde Berhorst. He was united in marriage ...

Mr. Victor Wilmsmeyer

Mr. Victor George Wilmsmeyer, age 95 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2010. He was born February 22, 1915, in Hartsburg, Mo., the son of William and Minnie Vahrenburg Wilmsmeyer. He was married to Irene Offel ...

Amelia Oligschlaeger

Amelia Mae Oligschlaeger infant daughter of her mommy and daddy, Brittany Mae Heck and Kevin Lawrence Oligschlaeger of Jefferson City, passed away, Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at Columbia Regional Hospital in Columbia. Amelia arrived prematurely, with angel wings and her ...

Henrietta Taube

Henrietta Taube, 85, of Jefferson City, died Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at St. Mary's Health Center. She was born on March 21, 1925, in Taos, the daughter of the late Bruno Henry and Bernadine Prenger Eiken. She was united in ...

Lawrence Scheuler

Lawrence Francis "Larry" Scheuler, 74, of Lake Ozark, died Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at Lake Ozark Regional Hospital. He was born on January 29, 1936, in Jefferson City, the son of the late Leo George and Matilda Kroll Scheuler. He ...

Jo Ann Siegel

Jo Ann Schroer Siegel, 65, of New Bloomfield, died Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at her home. She was born August 11, 1944, in Jefferson City, the daughter of the late Henry and Lorene (Musick) Schroer. She married Joseph Siegel on ...

Wanda Walker

Wanda Mae Walker, 75, of New Bloomfield, died Monday, May 24, 2010, in Cody, Wyoming. She was born November 26, 1934, in Jefferson City, to Lemuel and Gladys Fae (Landrum) Hughes. She married Allen Eugene Walker April 21, 1956, in ...

Mrs. Lecil Simmons

Mrs. Lecil C. Simmons, age 89 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Friday, May 28, 2010, at the Capital Region Medical Center. Lecil was born April 10, 1921, in Wilson, Ark., the daughter of Luther and Sophie Thompkins Harris. She ...

Terry Sears (Veteran)

Terry Joseph Sears, 73, of Hartsburg, died Friday, May 28, 2010, at St. Mary's Health Center. He was born on September 18, 1936 in Eldon, a son of Joseph and Maude Rowden Sears. He was united in marriage to Mary ...

Nancy Rackers

Nancy Lee Rackers, 76, of Jefferson City, passed away Friday, May 28, 2010, at St. Mary's Health Center. She was born August 30, 1933, in St. Louis, the daughter of the late Leo and Edna (Maddock) Brettschneider. She was a ...

Mildred Nichols

Mildred F. Nichols, 80 of Fulton, died Thursday, May 27, 2010, at the University of Missouri Hospital Center in Columbia. She was born October 20, 1929, in Callaway County, to Melvin and Goldie (Winningear) Griffith. She married Marvin Dye on ...

Jesse Hockett

Jesse Hockett, age 26, of Warsaw, passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at his shop near his home, due to injuries sustained in an electrical accident. He was born on September 7, 1983, in North Kansas City, the youngest son ...

Mary Harmon

Mary Lee Harmon, 70, of Hartsburg, passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at her home. Mary Lee was born August 23, 1939, in Ashland, the daughter of Elmo and Alma Calvin Sapp. She married Dennis Lee Harmon September 18, 1961, ...

J.R. Ferguson (Veteran)

J.R. "Jake" Ferguson, age 61, of Tebbetts, passed away Friday, May 28, 2010, at his home. He was born January 20, 1949, in Tebbetts, a son of the late George Francis Ferguson and Dorothy Ferguson French of Fulton. On March ...

Mary Harmon

Mary Lee Harmon, 70, of Hartsburg, passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at her home. Mary Lee was born August 23, 1939, in Ashland, the daughter of Elmo and Alma Calvin Sapp. She married Dennis Lee Harmon September 18, 1961, ...

Hartmut Groenda

Hartmut O. Groenda, 85, of Jefferson City, died Sunday, May 30, 2010, at Adams Street Place. He was born on September 14, 1924, in Des Peres, Mo., son of Emil and Marie Henkle Groenda. He was united in marriage on ...