Obituaries for July 2011

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Earl Blochberger

Earl Blochberger, age 94, of Russellville, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at Jefferson City Manor Care Center. He was born June 23, 1917, on the family farm near Russellville, a son of J. Edward and Hilda Kiesling Blochberger. Earl farmed ...

Connye Tuttle

Connye J. Tuttle, 61, of California, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at Riverdell Care Center. She was born on January 11, 1950 in California, the daughter of Benjamin and Florence (Meister) Inman, both of whom preceded her in death. ...

Emily Talken

Emily Anne Vogel Talken, 63, of Taos, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at Boone Hospital. She was born October 8, 1947, in Jefferson City, the daughter of the late Carl Felix and Rose Mary Moerschel Vogel. She was a 1965 ...

Jack Gill (Veteran)

Jack Gill, 100, formerly of Jefferson City, died on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at the Missouri Veterans Home in St. James. Jack was born April 20, 1911, in Combs, Ark., to Joseph Rubin and Minnie Cluck Gill. He married Mary ...

Erma Gerber

Mrs. Erma F. Gerber, age 75 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2011, after a lengthy illness. Erma was born August 26, 1935, in Hartsburg, Mo., the daughter of Robert L. and Bessie P. Perkins Austeel. ...

David West

David A. West, 77, of Columbia, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2011, in Columbia, of complications due to polio. David was born May 3, 1934, to North and Frances West. He and his wife, Jane, were married on May 23, ...

David West

David A. West, 77, of Columbia, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2011, in Columbia, of complications due to polio. David was born May 3, 1934, to North and Frances West. He and his wife, Jane, were married on May 23, ...

Joan E. Bennett

Mrs. Joan E. Bennett, age 83 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Saturday, July 2, 2011, at her home. Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Bennett, under the direction of Freeman Mortuary, are incomplete and will be announced at a later ...

Charles "Burnell" Lewis

Rev. Charles "Burnell" Lewis, age 94 years, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at The Baptist Home in Ironton, Missouri. He was born November 5, 1916, near Piedmont, Missouri, the son of the late Rev. Tony Lewis and Nettie Allen ...

Dennis "Mike" Skaggs Jr.

Dennis "Mike" Skaggs Jr., age 42, of Jefferson City, died Friday, July 1, 2011, at his home. He was the loving husband of Wendy and father of Shelby and Marty, beloved son of Dennis M. Sr. and Judy Skaggs and ...

Russell "Russ" L. Strate

Russell "Russ" L. Strate, age 72, of Jefferson City, and a former Osage County resident, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2011, at St Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, ...

Marvin Keown (Veteran)

Marvin J. Keown, age 92, of Jefferson City, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2011, peacefully at his home. He was born April 20, 1919, at St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, the son of Bartholomew Walter Keown and Rose Anna ...

Russell Strate

Russell "Russ" L. Strate, age 72, of Jefferson City, and a former Osage County resident, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2011, at St Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City. Russ was born November 8, 1938, in Hope, a son to ...

Catherine Kliethermes

Catherine Kliethermes, age 69, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2011, in Springfield. Arrangements are pending at Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon, Missouri. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.phillipsfuneralhomeeldon.com

Claudette Banks

Mrs. Claudette L. Banks, age 58 years, of Jefferson City, Mo. passed away Monday, July 4, 2011, at Capital Region Medical Center. Funeral services for Mrs. Banks are pending but a full obituary will be posted to the funeral home ...

Molly Crocker

Molly Elizabeth (Humphreys) Crocker, 40, of Jefferson City, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Saturday, July 2, 2011. Molly was the beloved mother of Cory (22), Bastian (20), and Landon (10) and loving companion of Jim Sone. She will ...

Eleanor Reinke

Eleanor Ann Reinke, infant daughter of Chris M. and Lisa A. Blume Reinke, of Marysville, Kan., died at birth Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at Community Memorial Hospital in Marysville, Kan. Other survivors include: maternal grandparents, Ken and Patricia Blume, Jefferson ...

Catherine Kliethermes

Catherine R. Kliethermes, 69, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2011, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born October 25, 1941, to Richard and Katie Schulte at home in Mary's Home. On July 6, 1963, she was married ...

David Robertson (Veteran)

David H. Robertson, 90, of Jefferson City, died Friday, June 3, 2011, at Heisinger Bluffs Nursing Home. He was born April 2, 1921, in Moberly, a son of David H. and Catherine (Cadogan) Robertson. On December 6, 1942, he was ...

Joan Bennett

Mrs. Joan E. Bennett, age 83 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Saturday, July 2, 2011, at her home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 8, 2011, in the Freeman Chapel with a visitation held ...

Rev. Charles Lewis

Rev. Charles "Burnell" Lewis, age 94 years, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at The Baptist Home in Ironton, Missouri. He was born November 5, 1916, near Piedmont, Missouri, the son of the late Rev. Tony Lewis and Nettie Allen ...

Gladys Albin

Gladys Marie (Donley) Albin, 91, of Clarksburg, died Friday, July 1, 2011, at the Baptist Home in Ozark. She was born May 22, 1920, daughter of Earl Donley and Beulah (Wells) Donley of Moniteau County. She is survived by her ...

Joan Bennett

Mrs. Joan E. Bennett, age 83 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Saturday, July 2, 2011, at her home. She was born on August 27, 1927, in Rose Park, South Australia to Richard E. and Ruth Dollman Nisbet. She ...

Robert Baker

Robert LeRoy Baker, 89, of Sweet Springs, Mo., passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at Sweet Springs Villa. He was born in Marshall, May 31, 1922, the only child of Roy Edward Baker and Ada Frances Carter. On May 31, ...

Katharine Ratcliff

Katharine Marie (Bueker) Ratcliff, 88, of California, passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at Capital Region Hospital, Jefferson City. She was born, October 28, 1922, southwest of California, to John Erdman and Martha Johanna (Herfurth) Bueker, both of whom preceded ...

Myra Saucier

Mrs. Myra J. Saucier, age 64 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Sunday, June 26, 2011, at the Capital Region Medical Center. A Celebration of Myra's Life will be held at the Samuel Gearhart Detachment of the Marine Corps League, ...

Lowell McCuskey

Lowell R. McCuskey, age 80, of Linn, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2011, at the University Hospital in Columbia. Arrangements will be announced by Morton Chapel, Linn, Mo. (897-2214). www.mortonchapel.com

A. Y. White (Veteran)

A. Y. White, 93, of Argyle, departed this life Thursday, July 7, 2011, in the Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Rolla. Mr. White had been in failing health for some time. He was born on September 29, 1917, at Lenoir, ...

Leroy Raithel

Leroy Henry Raithel, 73, of Jefferson City, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at St. Mary's Health Center. He was born December 19, 1937, in Schubert, son of the late Henry E. and Gertrude A. (Kemmer) Raithel. He was a ...

Lowell R. McCuskey

Lowell R. McCuskey, age 80, of Linn, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2011, at the University Hospital in Columbia. Lowell was born August 9, 1930, in Queen City, Mo., a son to the late Joseph and Anna Fae (Figge) McCuskey. ...

Claudette L. Banks

Mrs. Claudette L. Banks, age 58 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Monday, July 4, 2011, at the Capital Region Medical Center. She was born on June 23, 1953, in Kingston, Jamaica, to Vincent Landley and Ethline Phyllis "Esmie" ...

Ruby Rae (Renner) Bryan

Ruby Rae (Renner) Bryan, 91, of New Bloomfield, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2011, at Oak Tree Villas in Jefferson City to rejoin the love of her life, Martin. She was born December 24, 1919, in Fulton the daughter of ...

Ivo John Pickert

Ivo John Pickert, 83, of Jefferson City, died Friday, July 8, 2011, at St. Mary's Health Center. He was born on July 20, 1927, in Richmond, Kan., the son of the late John C. and Elizabeth Brummel Pickert. After moving ...

Keith Edward Scheperle

(Veteran)

Keith Edward Scheperle, 62, of Jefferson City, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, July 8, 2011, in Columbia, Missouri. He was born May 14, 1949, in Jefferson City, a son of the late Clifford P. ...

Norman Herbert Dierking

Rev. Norman Herbert Dierking, 63, of Freedom, Missouri, was called to eternal life with Jesus on Thursday, July 7, 2011, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. He was born July 25, 1947, in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of the ...

James Shikles

James Leroy Shikles, age 82, of Boonville, died Sunday, July 10, 2011, at Ashley Manor Care Center in Boonville. He was born January 13, 1929, on the family farm in Enon, near Russellville, a son of Paul Freeman and Velma ...

Lawrence Jenkins

Lawrence Edward "Red" Jenkins, age 69, passed Saturday, July 9, 2011, on their farm in Callaway County. He was born February 11, 1942, to Alma May (Sanders) and Lawrence Jenkins in Cedar City, Mo. He married the love of his ...

Dorothy Ketchum

Mrs. Dorothy Roberteen Katherine ìBobbieî Nail Ketchum, age 89 years, of Jefferson City, died Saturday, July 9, 2011, at North Kansas City Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Ketchum under the direction of Freeman Mortuary are incomplete and ...

Zellora Rea

Zellora (Jeanne) Rea, 85, of Tipton, passed away Monday, July 11, 2011, at Moniteau Care Center. She was born on May 7, 1926, in Morning Sun, Iowa, the daughter of Charles and Letha (Mcafee) Cary, both of whom preceded her ...

Billy Holt (Veteran)

Mr. Billy Eugene Holt, age 77 years, formerly of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Sunday, July 3, 2011, in Pensacola, Fla. He was born on February 17, 1934, in Buchanan County, Mo., a son of Charles and Marie Wright Holt. ...

Dorothy Ketchum

Mrs. Dorothy Roberteen Katherine "Bobbie" Nail Ketchum, age 89 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away July 9, 2011, at North Kansas City Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Bobbie was born on October 1, 1921, in California, Mo., a daughter ...

Truett Laughlin

Truett Laughlin, age 85, of Linn, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at his residence. Truett was born April 1, 1926, in Osage County, a son to the late Edward M. and Ada L. (Matthews) Laughlin. Truett attended Georgetown and ...

Bryan Muenks

Bryan W. Muenks, age 49, of Loose Creek, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. Bryan was born January 21, 1962, in Jefferson City, a son to Sylvester and Mary Lou (Wilbers) Muenks. His parents ...

Francis McCauley (Veteran)

Francis J. McCauley, 92, of Eldon, died Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at the Jefferson City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born August 10, 1918, in Kansas City, Mo. Francis resided in the Kansas City area the majority of his ...

Norma Oesterly

Norma Jean Oesterly, 86, of California, Mo., passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2011, at the Moniteau Care Center in California, Mo. She was born on August, 18, 1924, the daughter of Wardley and Maude (Senior) Francis who preceded her ...

Arthur Skaggs

Arthur S. "Abb" Skaggs, age 95, of Iberia, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Miller County Care and Rehabilitation Center in Tuscumbia. He is survived by two sisters, Grace Groves of Iberia and Irene Ward of Grover; one brother, ...

Charles "Tom" Emmerich

Charles "Tom" Emmerich, 79, of California, Mo., passed away on Friday, July 15, 2011, at the California Care Center. He was born January, 11, 1932, the son of Paul and Lenora (Williams) Emmerich whom preceded him in death. He was ...

Gary Lee Golson

Gary Lee Golson, 56, of Mansfield, Texas, formerly of Jefferson City, died Thursday, July 7, 2011, at Community Hospice of Texas, Fort Worth, Texas, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on June 19, 1955, in Moline, Ill., ...

Ernestine Wilbers

Mrs. Ernestine Wilbers, age 83 years, of Rocky Mount, Mo., passed away Saturday, July 16, 2011, at Jefferson City Manor Care Center. Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Wilbers, under the direction of Freeman Mortuary, are incomplete and will be announced at ...

Kenneth C. Cramer

(Veteran)

Kenneth C. Cramer, 78, of Chamois, Mo., passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2011, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo. Mr. Cramer was born in Morrison, Mo., on June 10, 1933, the son of the late Charles and Matilda (Wenger) ...

Nadene Cliburn

Nadene Bernice Wilson Cliburn, age 90, of Centertown, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2011, at Jefferson City Manor Care Center. She was born October 6, 1920, in Cole Camp, a daughter of Mike and Edith Francis Crawford Wilson. Nadene was ...

Charles Emmerich

Charles "Tom" Emmerich, 79, of California, Mo., passed away on Friday, July 15, 2011, at the California Care Center. He was born January, 11, 1932, the son of Paul and Lenora (Williams) Emmerich whom preceded him in death. He was ...

Lula Glover

Lula Mae Glover, 87, of Fulton, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 16, 2011, at the University Hospital, Columbia. She was born March 26, 1924, in Hatton, the daughter of Benjamin and Evelyn Smallwood Buckner, who ...

James Mercer (Veteran)

Mr. James A. Mercer, age 65 years, of Holts Summit, Mo., passed away Monday, July 18, 2011, at St. Mary's Health Center. He was born on December 2, 1945, in Valley Park, Mo., a son of Esco and Pauletta Tredway ...

Ernestine Wilbers

Mrs. Ernestine Wilbers, age 83 years, of Rocky Mount, Mo., passed away Saturday, July 16, 2011, peacefully at the Jefferson City Manor Care Center. Ernestine was born on November 19, 1927, in Jefferson City, Mo., the daughter of Adie and ...

Katherine Stokes

Katherine "Kate" Stokes, 67, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2011, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. She was born December 17, 1943, the daughter of Lenley "Pete" and Opal Viola (Combs) Fulks, both of whom preceded her in ...

Josephine Welsch-meyer

Josephine Ann Welsch-meyer, age 67, of Freeburg, departed this life Sunday, July 17, 2011, at Westphalia Hills, Westphalia. She had been in failing health for some time. She was born February 16, 1944, at Jefferson City, a daughter of Philip ...

Donna Goff

Donna Belle (Hemmel) Goff, 72, of Osage Beach, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at Osage Beach Rehab and Health Care Center in Osage Beach, Missouri. She was born October 5, 1938, in Jefferson City, the daughter of the late Elmer ...

Kenneth Honse (Veteran)

Mr. Kenneth L. Honse, age 74 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at his home surrounded by family. He was born on April 3, 1937, in Vienna, Mo., a son of Willard and Lucy Ragan ...

Virginia Hentges

Virginia Louise Campbell Hentges, age 80, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., died Wednesday, July 20, 2011. A native of Jefferson City, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Denver Earl and Nellie Catherine Evans Campbell. She was married to John Joseph ...

James Luper

James Richard Luper, 56, of Sedalia, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2011, at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia, Missouri. Arrangements are pending at the HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street; (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the ...

Jerry Burks

Jerry Mack Burks, 73, of New Bloomfield, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2011, surrounded by his loving family at his home. Arrangements are pending with HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the ...

Mary Lea (Bellamy) Lehman

Mary Lea (Bellamy) Lehman, 79, of California, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011, at the Moniteau Care Center in California. She was born March 24, 1932, the fourth of nine children born to Louis and Jennie (Allee) Bellamy, who preceded ...

Mary Jane Nilges

Mary Jane Nilges (nee Mullen), age 71, of Florissant, died suddenly on Thursday, July 21, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Chief Warrant Officer James W. Nilges Sr.; dear mother of Lona (David) Dill, and Jean (Linda ...

Stanley "Chris" Swicord

Mr. Stanley "Chris" Swicord, age 63 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Friday, July 22, 2011, at the University Hospital in Columbia, Mo. Funeral arrangements for Mr. Swicord under the direction of Freeman Mortuary are incomplete and will be ...

Clarence A. "Shorty" Haslag

(Veteran)

Clarence A. "Shorty" Haslag, age 91, of Loose Creek, passed away Friday, July 22, 2011, at Autumn Meadows Skilled Nursing Facility in Linn. Clarence was born on October 13, 1919, in Loose Creek, a son to the late Charles and ...

Arvel L. Brouk

(Veteran)

Arvel L. Brouk, age 90 years, of Jefferson City, formerly of Ferguson, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2011. Arvel was born on November 25, 1920, in House Springs, the son of Louis and Edith Lang Brouk. He honorable served his ...

James Richard Luper

(Veteran)

James Richard Luper, 56, of Sedalia, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2011, at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia, Missouri. He was born June 18, 1955, in Jefferson City, Missouri, a son of the late Gilbert F. and Edna (Kesterson) ...

Jerry Mack Burks

(Veteran)

Jerry Mack Burks, 73, of New Bloomfield, went to be with his Lord Thursday, July 21, 2011, surrounded by his loving family at his home. He was born on February 15, 1938, in Tuscumbia, a son of the late Arthur ...

James Allen (Jim) Schell

(Veteran)

James Allen (Jim) Schell, 86, of Jefferson City, passed away Friday, July 22, 2011, peacefully at Oak Tree Villa surrounded by his family. Jim was born August 12, 1924, in Jefferson City, the only child of Richard A. and Phyllis ...

Wanda Lepper

Wanda M, Lepper, 78, of Jefferson City, passed away Monday, July 25, 2011, in the comfort of her daughter's home. Friends will be received from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 28, 2011, at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home, where ...

Perry Palmer

Perry Wayne Palmer, 60, of Holts Summit, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2011, at his home. He was born January 13, 1951, in Birmingham, Alabama, a son of the late James I. and Evelyn A. (Baker) Palmer. On December 17, ...

Carol Quinn

Carol Anne Quinn, 72, of Jefferson City, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011, Capital Region Medical Center. Arrangements are pending with HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at millardfamilychapels.com

Stanley Swicord (Veteran)

Mr. Stanley Chris Swicord, age 63 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Friday, July 22, 2011, at the University Hospital, Columbia, Mo. Chris was born December 25, 1947, in Portland, Ore., the son of Allen R. and Geraldine Noah Swicord. ...

Robert Fletcher

Robert (Bob) Fletcher, 75, of California, Mo., passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2011, at his residence. He was born on February 17, 1936, in Magnetic Springs, Ohio, the son of William Leroy and Virginia (McAllister) Fletcher, both of whom ...

Wanda Lepper

Wanda M, Lepper, 78, of Jefferson City, passed away Monday, July 25, 2011, in the comfort of her daughter's home. She was born January 27, 1933, in Jefferson City, Mo., the daughter of the late Robert Ross and Virginia Gordon ...

Carol Quinn

Carol Anne Quinn, 72, of Jefferson City, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Capital Region Medical Center. She was born December 22, 1938, in Iowa, the daughter of the late Wilbur and Mary Griffith Symmonds. Carol was a graduate ...

Lieutenant Colonel Mark Randazzo (Veteran)

Lieutenant Colonel Mark A. Randazzo, 48, of Jefferson City, died Saturday, July 23, 2011, at the Lake of the Ozarks. He was born June 13, 1963, the son of Lorenzo and Joan Yvonne McKinney Randazzo. He was united in Holy ...

William Bennett

William C. Bennett, 73, of Millersburg, Mo., passed away Monday, July 25, 2011, at his home. He was born June 20, 1938, in St. Louis, Mo., the son of the late Clyde Thomas and Elsie (Rodebaugh) Bennett. On May 29, ...

Sharon Holtmeyer

Mrs. Sharon P. Holtmeyer, age 59 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at Capital Region Medical Center. Sharon was born on May 16, 1952, in Jefferson City, Mo., a daughter of Louie and Peggy Hilgert ...

Bertha Linhardt

Bertha Linhardt, 92, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at Heisinger Bluffs in Jefferson City. She was born on April 29, 1919, in Saline City, Mo., the daughter of Frank and Amanda (Bracht) Kiso, both ...

Shirley Ann Blansett

Shirley Ann Blansett (Wright), age 75, of Fulton, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2011, at St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City. She was born October 19, 1935, in Callaway County, the daughter of the late Jewett M. Wright and ...

Ann Blair Clark

Ann Blair Clark, 69, Lincoln City, Ore., formerly of Jefferson City, died Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at her home. Annie, daughter of the late Sue Ann and William C. Blair, and niece of the late Governor James T. Blair Jr., ...

Brenda Pearl Corrigan

Brenda Pearl Corrigan, 61, of Jefferson City, passed away Friday, July 29, 2011, at St. Mary's Health Center. She was born March 16, 1950, in Jefferson City, Missouri, a daughter of the late Earl and Wonetta (South) Vahrenberg. She was ...

John Clinton McCracken

John Clinton McCracken, 81, of Fulton, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, due to heart failure. He was born June 30, 1930, in Seattle, Washington, the son of the late John ...

Carl Richard Prenger

Carl Richard Prenger, 91, of Taos, passed away Friday, July 29, 2011, at Heisinger Bluffs surrounded by his family, after a hard fought battle. He was born on December 13, 1919, in Taos, the son of the late Bernard and ...

Jarin Robert Rowden

Jarin Robert Rowden, stillborn son of Justin and Amanda (Wright) Rowden, passed away Friday, July 29, 2011, at Capital Region Medical Center, Jefferson City. Other survivors include: his brother and sister, Jayden and Alexa Rowden, of the home; grandparents, Ruthie ...